Overnight Open Thread (1-4-2016)

Comment of the Day

16 I think 2015 is the year we finally stopped pretending that Kwanzaa was a real thing.

Posted by: Lauren at January 03, 2016 11:13 PM (GZ6Pf)

Moe Lane on How to Write Modern Poetry

  1. Open up your word processor.
  2. Decide how long your poem needs to be.
  3. Type out about two paragraphs worth of stuff.  It doesn't really matter what, as long as it's vaguely coherent. Banal is good. Perfect, even.
  4. Go to the first word. Control-Right Arrow your way through the text; at semi-random intervals stop, and hit the Enter key.  The length of the intervals depends on how long you want your poem to be; but don't be consistent.
  5. When you have reached the end, look to see: is your poem the right length of lines? If so, hit save.  If not, go back up to the text and create/remove lines as necessary.
  6. Pick a title. Pick something vague, pretentious, and at least vaguely related to the text.

So something like this:

The amount of detergent to use depends on the water hardness. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon. Using too little detergent can result in poor cleaning and hard water filming or spotting. Using too much detergent in soft water can cause a permanent film called etching.

Becomes this work of modern poesy:

The Right Amount

The amount of detergent to use

Depends

on the water hardness

water hardness is

measured in grains per gallon

using too little detergent

Can

result in poor cleaning and

HARD water

filming or spotting

using too much

detergent in soft water can

Cause

a permanent film called

etching

Reminder: Bill Clinton was fined $90,000 and forced to surrender his law license for lying under oath and obstruction of justice during Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against him. He eventually paid her $850,000 to settle the lawsuit.

End of the Line For Schengen?

Europe's passport-free Schengen zone is facing the biggest test of its two-decade existence after Sweden  re-imposed controls on visitors crossing from Denmark across what had been one of most open borders in the world.

Hours after the measures came into effect, Denmark announced it would slap new controls on its own border with Germany, while Berlin warned that the 26-nation zone of passport-free travel was now "in danger".

Six Schengen countries - Austria, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark and non-EU member Norway - have now reintroduced border checks as Europe struggles to cope with an unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants from conflict zones including Syria and Afghanistan.

Jay Nordlinger on White Privilege

If you're white in America, your life is supposed to be nothing but cotton candy, pretty prom dates, glowing health, and riches. A cloud never crosses your sky. In recent weeks, the cries of "White privilege!" have grown louder.

True, it's easier to belong to a racial majority than to a racial minority - or at least it is in most cases. Black people have coped with any number of obstacles and slights in this country, well after Jim Crow (to say nothing of slavery).

But lives are lived individually, aren't they? Rather than in groups?

Years ago, I worked briefly for a man who seemed to be a classic one-percenter. He was employed in a prestigious law firm and had been to the best schools: Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard, I believe, and in that order. One day, I asked him about his earlier life. And my eyes widened as he talked. He was from West Virginia. His family didn't have running water, as I remember. He himself didn't have proper shoes until he was 14. He didn't have any books, either. But a prominent man in town - I think it was a banker - let him use his private library. And that helped this kid, Michael, a lot.

Later, when the world looked at him, I'm sure they saw nothing but "white privilege." But they knew nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Campus zealots hound student out of lectures and bars with shouts of 'rapist' after he dared to question the effectiveness of rape 'consent workshops'

Daring to dissent in a time of group-think fanaticism is a dangerous choice.

Second-year George Lawlor, 19, fears for his future at Warwick University after being ostracised and bullied for challenging a student union drive to hold rape awareness sessions.

Writing in a blog, he argued that the overwhelming majority of people 'don't have to be taught to not be a rapist' - and that men inclined to commit the crime would be unlikely to attend such a workshop.

He added that he found his invitation to one of the sessions 'incredibly hurtful'.

But in the latest example of politically correct intolerance in universities, the student faced a fierce backlash from radical feminists. He was attacked on Twitter and Facebook by student activists branding him a 'rapist' and 'misogynist'.

...Mr Lawlor added: 'There was one guy messaging me on Facebook for over a week, calling me names like racist, rapist . I've stopped going to lectures and seminars because of the perceived threat.'

He said he was driven out of a bar in Leamington after some students overheard his friend mention his name. 'These six guys just crowded round me and started shouting at me . calling me a rapist, a misogynist, and threatening me . I had to get out of there,' he said.

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Someone Tried to Assassinate Nigel Farage

Bill Clinton Received $8 Million From Groups With Business Before Hillary's State Department

I'm old enough to remember when even the appearance of a conflict of interest was enough to give people the vapors. Now it's graft right in front of everyone's faces and no one says boo.

captain-renault-shocked

Why are Cuban refugees trying to get into Nicaragua?

Most Americans Cannot Join the Military

The Army estimates that of those in the serving age range fewer than 27% could meet the eligibility requirements for enlistment. Mainly because of obesity and mental health-related issues.

144 Years of Marriage and Divorce in the US

Note that the divorce rate has fallen to only slightly higher than what it was in the 50s and 60s. The big difference though is that the marriage rate has plummeted to a historic low.

marriageandivorce

Prager University: The Three Types of Forgiveness

The world can use more forbearance.

Woman Realizes That She's Been Accidentally Abusing Her Husband This Whole Time...

My "Aha Moment" happened because of a package of hamburger meat. I asked my husband to stop by the store to pick up a few things for dinner, and when he got home, he plopped the bag on the counter. I started pulling things out of the bag, and realized he'd gotten the 70/30 hamburger meat - which means it's 70% lean and 30% fat.

...That's how it started. I launched into him. I berated him for not being smarter. Why would he not get the more healthy option? Did he even read the labels? Why can't I trust him? Do I need to spell out every little thing for him in minute detail so he gets it right? Also, and the thing I was probably most offended by, why wasn't he more observant? How could he not have noticed over the years what I always get? Does he not pay attention to anything I do?

As he sat there, bearing the brunt of my righteous indignation and muttering responses like, "I never noticed," "I really don't think it's that big of a deal," and "I'll get it right next time," I saw his face gradually take on an expression that I'd seen on him a lot in recent years. It was a combination of resignation and demoralization. He looked eerily like our son does when he gets chastised. That's when it hit me. "Why am I doing this? I'm not his mom."

I suddenly felt terrible. And embarrassed for myself. He was right. It really wasn't anything to get bent out of shape over. And there I was doing just that. Over a silly package of hamburger meat that he dutifully picked up from the grocery store just like I asked. If I had specific requirements, I should have been clearer. I didn't know how to gracefully extract myself from the conversation without coming across like I have some kind of split personality, so I just mumbled something like, "Yeah. I guess we'll make do with this. I'm going to start dinner."

He seemed relieved it was over and he left the kitchen.

Remember that people - especially your spouse - have an empathy budget. And when you're a bitch or a dick to them, their forbearance of your behavior out of love saps that budget until there's none left for any generosity or affection.

The 10 Scariest Theories Known to Man

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

And my twitter thang.

Tonight's post brought to you by gun safety for children:

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1 Climate Change Euthanasia

With the global climate agreement agreed upon by a bunch of elitists that wasted far more CO2 than some small countries, the burden of sacrificing for Gaia falls squarely on the shoulders of the poor and elderly.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10688

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 04, 2016 10:55 PM (vBeA5)

2 Yay! ONT!

Posted by: Emmie at January 04, 2016 10:57 PM (ffVbD)

3 The ONT is here!

Posted by: Backtoga at January 04, 2016 10:57 PM (/22Vh)

4

Finally. The method for writing Epic Poetry.


Jack will be unhappy, now that his method has competition.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 04, 2016 10:58 PM (FlRtG)

5 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2016 10:58 PM (EzgxV)

6 I think your poem is brilliant, Maet.

Posted by: otho at January 04, 2016 10:58 PM (EWg9n)

7 Apparently Emmie was 5 seconds more excited than me

Posted by: Backtoga at January 04, 2016 10:59 PM (/22Vh)

8 YES!!

Posted by: Kreplach at January 04, 2016 10:59 PM (nlxY7)

9 I want to know where that gamma dude is finding hamburger meat with 30% fat. Hard to find anything much above 15% these days.

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:00 PM (iMxBJ)

10 Webb? Daddy?

Posted by: Chelsea at January 04, 2016 11:00 PM (J3phO)

11 See, if I hadn't taken careful time to read the content, I'd have been first fo sho!

Posted by: Kreplach at January 04, 2016 11:00 PM (nlxY7)

12 It's symbolic of the intricacies of modern life. That's Art, right there.

Posted by: otho at January 04, 2016 11:01 PM (EWg9n)

13 Has the Revolution started yet?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 04, 2016 11:01 PM (6TPa2)

14 I saw his face gradually take on an expression that I'd seen on him a lot in recent years. It was a combination of resignation and demoralization. He looked eerily like our son does when he gets chastised. That's when it hit me. "Why am I doing this? I'm not his mom."

Man, whatever drug she was on at the time, make more of it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:01 PM (9YDUz)

15 It's less fun calling people bastards when there's a good chance they might actually be one.

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:02 PM (iMxBJ)

16 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 04, 2016 11:02 PM (KCxzN)

17 That poetry blows.
Haiku is the way to go.
Trump knows it's classy.

Posted by: Classyku at January 04, 2016 11:02 PM (H9MG5)

18 Also, Paul Ryan is an assclown!

Posted by: Kreplach at January 04, 2016 11:02 PM (nlxY7)

19 The Right Amount

C-. No apes eating figs or profound thoughts such as:

Pop takes another shot, neat,
Points out the same amber
Stain on his shorts that I've got on mine.


Now, THAT's poetry!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2016 11:02 PM (zc3Db)

20 70/30 hamburger makes good tacos.

Posted by: A.Smythers, A Celt at January 04, 2016 11:02 PM (3BI4N)

21 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:03 PM (voOPb)

22 That doesn't affect the schlongen zone, does it?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 04, 2016 11:03 PM (DLIIY)

23 End of the Line For Schengen?

They just changed the name of it to "Schlongened". Everybody is always copying me.

Posted by: The Donald!! at January 04, 2016 11:04 PM (zc3Db)

24 9 I want to know where that gamma dude is finding hamburger meat with 30% fat. Hard to find anything much above 15% these days.
Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:00 PM (iMxBJ)


I usually buy lean hamburger, but I see 20, 25% fat hamburger all the time.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:04 PM (+lVUW)

25 That gun safety pic actually makes sense...

Posted by: The Mortar Hat at January 04, 2016 11:04 PM (vBeA5)

26 Shouting out 'rapist'.

Isn't it a crime to falsely accuse someone of committing a crime?

Posted by: A.Smythers, A Celt at January 04, 2016 11:04 PM (3BI4N)

27 All children love belt-fed weapons.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 04, 2016 11:04 PM (6TPa2)

28 I want to know where that gamma dude is finding hamburger meat with 30% fat. Hard to find anything much above 15% these days.

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:00 PM (iMxBJ)

That's some elitist stores you're hanging out in then. Try Kroger or most any big chain store.

Oh and hello all.

Posted by: Blano at January 04, 2016 11:05 PM (C3E0x)

29 Too lean doesn't make good hamburgers, right?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 04, 2016 11:05 PM (FkBIv)

30 21: MH: How are things?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 04, 2016 11:05 PM (ucDmr)

31 I am watching a very depressing show on cable called "Cartel Land", about things on both sides of the border, fighting smuggling, coyotes (human smugglers) and the drug cartels (in Mexico).

I'm sure there are all the multi-culti freaks that want to be all compassionate toward Mexicans here, but if we controlled the border and denied the Cartels the ability to smuggle drugs and make BILLIONS selling them here, it would go a long way to making life better for the average Mexican.

I think. Sure, I could be wrong.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at January 04, 2016 11:06 PM (+1T7c)

32 70/30 hamburger makes good tacos.

It makes good everything. Fat is flavor.

Just expect .. er .. shrinkage.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 04, 2016 11:06 PM (6TPa2)

33 Remember: Kids + cell phones + Bluetooth = excellent forward observers.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 04, 2016 11:06 PM (m9V0o)

34 Children are better suited for piloting armed drones.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:06 PM (1ijHg)

35 Shouting out 'rapist'.

Isn't it a crime to falsely accuse someone of committing a crime?

Posted by: A.Smythers, A Celt at January 04, 2016 11:04 PM (3BI4N)


One of the oldest crimes. Enough to merit one of the Ten Commandments.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2016 11:07 PM (zc3Db)

36 Just expect .. er .. shrinkage.

Posted by: Grump928


TWSS!~

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:07 PM (9YDUz)

37 70/30 is exactly what you're supposed to buy.

Posted by: bananaDream at January 04, 2016 11:07 PM (Ag8Mw)

38
Diggety, dogerity, do
poems that don't rhyme make me blue

whatever meter you choose
regular, irregular, or loose
it has to make sense
despite the pretense

Or it's no fun ATALL!

Posted by: A.Smythers, A Celt at January 04, 2016 11:07 PM (3BI4N)

39 29: You need fat for flavor and juicyness.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 04, 2016 11:08 PM (ucDmr)

40 28 That's some elitist stores you're hanging out in then. Try Kroger or most any big chain store.

Sh!t, you're probably right. I got scared off buying meat in normal stores because of bad experiences with salt-water-plumped pork especially.

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:08 PM (iMxBJ)

41 For making hamburgers that is.

Posted by: bananaDream at January 04, 2016 11:08 PM (Ag8Mw)

42 32 70/30 hamburger makes good tacos.
It makes good everything. Fat is flavor.
Just expect .. er .. shrinkage.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 04, 2016 11:06 PM (6TPa2)

I just got out of the water!

Posted by: 1lb package of hamburger at January 04, 2016 11:08 PM (Vm8WO)

43 That college student needs to go back to that bar and be ready to stand his ground.

Goddamn fucking Communists.

Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:08 PM (MQEz6)

44 Remember that people - especially your spouse - have an empathy budget. And when you're a bitch or a dick to them their forbearance of your behavior out of love saps that budget until there's none left for any generosity or affection.
-------
Good advice for a dick like me. Thanks Maet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:09 PM (voOPb)

45 70/30 is the good stuff.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 04, 2016 11:09 PM (oVJmc)

46 I'm not at all surprised that Nigel Farage would be the victim ion an assassination plot, and sadly, I don't think that will be the last one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:09 PM (M+RRn)

47 Campus zealots hound student out of lectures and bars with shouts of 'rapist' after he dared to question the effectiveness of rape 'consent workshops'

He should return fire, by calling them "anti-free speech fascists."

By the way, this is frighteningly similar to a South Park episode.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:09 PM (+lVUW)

48 I think most 12 year olds would have a tough time with a BAR. It's pretty heavy.

But, they could probably help feed a belt to a Ma Deuce (M-2) 0.50 cal.

I remember hearing Gordon Liddy on his radio show telling how he taught his kids to use crew-served weapons.

I don't know....could be fun....could be crazy. Could be both.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at January 04, 2016 11:09 PM (+1T7c)

49 Nineteen and in a bar?

Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:11 PM (MQEz6)

50 What's a 19 year old doing in a bar?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:11 PM (1ijHg)

51 You beat me to it.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:11 PM (1ijHg)

52 Y'all I grew up on 97/3 hamburger, Grapenuts, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, and 2% milk.

I'm pretty sure my mother would have died on the spot if I walked in with 70/30.

Posted by: Lauren at January 04, 2016 11:11 PM (GZ6Pf)

53 49 Nineteen and in a bar?
Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:11 PM (MQEz6)

It's in the UK.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 04, 2016 11:11 PM (pAlYe)

54 Indirect fire requires a lot of math.
Math is easier when you have real world problems to solve instead of mysterious A + B Cos Theta

Posted by: A.Smythers, A Celt at January 04, 2016 11:12 PM (3BI4N)

55 Right, anyone who's been married for a little while knows that the husband made a terrible tactical error. He should have gone on offense immediately talking about how you can't get fat by eating fat, everyone knows that now. Plus the fat actually helps you loose weight. 70/30 FTW!
Never admit error...

Posted by: Last at January 04, 2016 11:12 PM (8HiDF)

56 My nephew styles himself a poet. Writes stuff like that, all heavy and fraught with angst-y meaning. I'm not sure what he does for a living.


Goody for him.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 04, 2016 11:12 PM (NeFrd)

57 Didn't read any books by men in 2015, "Between the World and Me" notwithstanding. Not reading any books by white people in 2016.

Tweeted by a long haired white women about 45 minutes ago. Ain't she special, bless her heart.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 04, 2016 11:12 PM (9iR5/)

58 At 'Ten Scariest Theories' link:
"Carl Sagan's Flatland..."
------------------

Heh. Edwin Abbott Abbott would be surprised to read that sentence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 04, 2016 11:12 PM (ANVXm)

59
53 49 Nineteen and in a bar?
Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:11 PM (MQEz6)

It's in the UK.
Posted by: Maetenloch at January 04, 2016 11:11 PM (pAlYe)

Oh, then he's fucked. The Brits will put you in jail for saying the Queen is fat.

Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:13 PM (MQEz6)

60 Sh!t, you're probably right. I got scared off buying meat in normal stores because of bad experiences with salt-water-plumped pork especially.

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:08 PM (iMxBJ)

Just curious, what do you do with salt water plumped pork? Not a cook.

Posted by: Blano at January 04, 2016 11:13 PM (C3E0x)

61 I hope the wife was super extra loving after that episode.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:13 PM (1ijHg)

62 " What's a 19 year old doing in a bar?"

It's England, right?

Posted by: Lauren at January 04, 2016 11:13 PM (GZ6Pf)

63 Nineteen and in a bar?



Posted by: eman

When I was a post 18 teen age lad back before the end of the ice age, we could buy 3.2 beer (well, now called light beer), but yeah, this sounds.....fake?

But hey, my oldest son had a fake ID before he was 21, and used to get into bars and drink under age all the time. With his college buddies.

College, it's a great learning experience. A chance to commit multiple felonies before you're 21.

Is this a great country, or what?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at January 04, 2016 11:14 PM (+1T7c)

64 Didn't read any books by men in 2015, "Between the World and Me" notwithstanding. Not reading any books by white people in 2016.
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Name for me the African Tolstoy, and I will read him.

Posted by: Wm. F. Buckley Jr. at January 04, 2016 11:14 PM (ANVXm)

65 The Brits will put you in jail for saying Muhammed was a pedophile.

No such thing as free speech there anymore.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:15 PM (1ijHg)

66 60 Just curious, what do you do with salt water plumped pork? Not a cook.
Posted by: Blano at January 04, 2016 11:13 PM (C3E0x)


Depends who you are. If you are a pork seller, you cackle over your extra profits from selling someone salt water at pork prices.

If you are a cook, you watch it exude water and not-brown in the pan, and curse the lying swindlers who sold it to you.

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:15 PM (iMxBJ)

67 Y'all I grew up on 97/3 hamburger,

Posted by: Lauren at January 04, 2016 11:11 PM (GZ6Pf)


I prefer 90/10 hamburgers. And I always get extra-lean corned beef (which a lot of places have no clue how to do).

I'm not a big fan of fat on my meat. Fat is for making soap to clean yourself up after having had a great extra-lean meat meal.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2016 11:15 PM (zc3Db)

68 Hey, hi there! Is the ONT late or am I hungry? For cookies and hot chocolate!

Milady and I realized, here we are, the 10th day of Christmas, and we hadn't watched a single Christmas movie. So many choices in our library...

So, we just finished watching The Santa Clause; her suggestion. I wouldn't have picked it. But... you know... I got dusty-eyed. It's one of two great movies that Tim Allen really works in. (Great hat-tip scene in Santa's workshop where "Scott Calvin" tries on a toolbelt.) In fact, I don't think I've ever seen him in anything else.

As Santa would say, never give up, never surrender!

Posted by: mindful webworker - leaping lords, batman! at January 04, 2016 11:15 PM (ACs58)

69 Remember that people . . . have an empathy budget. And when you're a bitch or a dick to them their forbearance of your behavior out of love saps that budget until there's none left for any generosity and affection.

That goes for parents and children as well. I had a mother whose verbal abuse was unending-- I remember after one of her visits (when I was in my 50s!), I discovered that she had criticized nearly everything I had tried to do to make her visit as pleasant as possible to one of her neighbors. When I asked her what I could have done that would have pleased her better, she gave me a childish smirk and said, "Oh, nothing. You know me, I just like to bitch and complain."
That made me realize that her endless faultfinding was just a control tactic. I told her that I had no intention of ever going out of my way to please her ever again-- because I had figured out why she behaved the way she did, and that I was just going to do whatever seemed best to me, and to heck with her.
I don't know whether the confrontation did much good, as she was already in her 80s when I finally told her off. but as far as my forbearance being exhausted, I have to say the well had run dry years earlier. She died a few years after that painful visit, and it is a sad comment on the relationship (if you can call it that) that we had that I don't miss her.
Yeah, I guess Maet struck a nerve with tonight's ONT.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 04, 2016 11:16 PM (3C9q2)

70 He should of just said he was Mooosleem.

Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:16 PM (MQEz6)

71 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 04, 2016 11:16 PM (YJmuy)

72 Re: kids on crew-served weapons I know a five-year-old named Cannon. Just sayin'

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 04, 2016 11:16 PM (NeFrd)

73 Tell her that St. Augustine was from Africa.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:16 PM (1ijHg)

74 I question the ability of those children to handle those crew weapons properly. Can they even lift and supply the ammunition?!

/sperg

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 04, 2016 11:17 PM (0NdlF)

75 it should be labeled "9 scariest theories know to man and some stupid stuff regarding mass extinction"

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:17 PM (vb33c)

76 Not reading any books by white people in 2016.
Tweeted by a long haired white women about 45 minutes ago


She shouldn't use anything invented by a white man either.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 04, 2016 11:17 PM (FkBIv)

77 Growing up in the 80s, I had an older cousin in the National Guard who gave me a spent .30 belt. I was the best-dressed G.I. Joe/ Rambo in the neighborhood.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 04, 2016 11:17 PM (7qAYi)

78 They stole my idea!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/hitchhikers/vogonpoetry/lettergen.shtml

Posted by: Vogon poet at January 04, 2016 11:17 PM (DLIIY)

79 Oh, then he's fucked. The Brits will put you in jail for saying the Queen is fat.
Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:13 PM (MQEz6)


On the other hand there is such a low bar to libel in England that he could probably successfully sue those calling him a rapist.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 04, 2016 11:17 PM (pAlYe)

80 57 Didn't read any books by men in 2015, "Between the World and Me" notwithstanding. Not reading any books by white people in 2016.

Tweeted by a long haired white women about 45 minutes ago. Ain't she special, bless her heart.
Posted by: Old Blue at January 04, 2016 11:12 PM (9iR5/)


How pathetic of her to have to brag about this on Twitter.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:18 PM (+lVUW)

81 "I'm not sure what he does for a living. "

Sponges off your sibling?

Posted by: Lauren at January 04, 2016 11:18 PM (GZ6Pf)

82 "Nineteen and in a bar? "


Little country bar back home (as in way out in the country) weren't no thing. S.O. never said or did shit. I walked in and bought beer well before I was 21.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:18 PM (rwJmd)

83 That woman abusing her husband thing. Has it been around a while? I'm pretty sure I read it before.

Relationships require patience. Some considerable. Some infinite. (See marriage chart.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - aha! at January 04, 2016 11:18 PM (ACs58)

84 " What's a 19 year old doing in a bar?"



swinging from a pole

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:18 PM (vb33c)

85 He said he was driven out of a bar in Leamington after some students overheard his friend mention his name. 'These six guys just crowded round me and started shouting at me . calling me a rapist, a misogynist, and threatening me . I had to get out of there,' he said.


The bar scene from the first episode of South Park this season where they are at a college bar.

Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 04, 2016 11:18 PM (zt+N6)

86 Children's Hospitals make for great munitions dumps, too!

Posted by: Palestinian Liberation Organization at January 04, 2016 11:18 PM (HLcYU)

87 Well, I just read that a damned Muslim of Moroccan descent has been appointed to the post of Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons in the UK. He was a civil servant who has apparently lobbied for terrorist sponsoring groups in the past.

He declared that, Allah willing, he'll do the job.

This the dude who holds the Mace, that "bauble" that Oliver Cromwell had removed when he dissolved Parliament in that famous "In the name of God, go!" speech. You know, "Is there one virtue you still possess -- is there one vice you do not possess?"

That bauble is now in the hands of a Muslim. Britain is done.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 04, 2016 11:19 PM (dvuhZ)

88 Didn't read any books by men in 2015, "Between the World and Me" notwithstanding. Not reading any books by white people in 2016.

Tweeted by a long haired white women about 45 minutes ago. Ain't she special, bless her heart.


Posted by: Old Blue

****

Drat. I was counting on her for a review on Amazon but missed out on both counts. Alas, woe is me.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 04, 2016 11:19 PM (NeFrd)

89 {i]61 I hope the wife was super extra loving after that episode.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:13 PM (1ijHg)

And I'm pretty sure I can figure out which particular sexual act morons consider to be "super extra loving".

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:19 PM (+lVUW)

90 90/10 only makes sense if you are using it as a filling. If you're going to cook it up first then 80/20 works; just use a slotted spatch and leave the grease for the garbage.

90/10 for cabbage rolls works nicely.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:19 PM (9YDUz)

91 Had the privilege this evening of meeting 'ette Steck again along with hubby Mr. Steck at the gun range, where they taught me to shoot my gun while letting me shoot theirs as well.

Had a blast with them, and apparently I'm not a bad shot for a rookie. Mr. Steck was talking to a young boy a couple lanes over, and talked the kid into shooting Steck's .357 revolver.

Kid didn't want to at first, but did it and handled it well. An all around good time by all.

My new year is getting off to a good start.

Posted by: Blano at January 04, 2016 11:20 PM (C3E0x)

92 That was an excellent Prager university video on forgiveness. Thanks so much, Maet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:20 PM (M+RRn)

93 Didn't read any books by men in 2015, "Between the World and Me" notwithstanding. Not reading any books by white people in 2016.

What a snooty way of saying, "Derp! I can't read!"

Posted by: t-bird at January 04, 2016 11:20 PM (J3phO)

94 The Queen is fat!

Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:20 PM (MQEz6)

95 so over the weekend I watched some of the walking zombie stuff. why would someone let the zombies out of the pit?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:20 PM (vb33c)

96 I love fat. Fat is flavor. Fat keeps the lean moist while cooking. And it's a great lubricant. It passes pretty much straight through. Obese people get that way eating jelly doughnuts and too many carbs.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:20 PM (1ijHg)

97 How pathetic of her to have to brag about this on Twitter.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Isn't that what Twitter is for?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 04, 2016 11:21 PM (FkBIv)

98 Being a prominent member of the Democrat Party means never having to go to jail or resign from office.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 04, 2016 11:21 PM (9JJgN)

99 And when you're a bitch or a dick to them their forbearance of your
behavior out of love saps that budget until there's none left for any
generosity and affection.


As the wise man said, "I'm caught in a trap / I can't walk out".

Unfortunately in my case it's not a single person. It's humanity in general, my alleged fellow countrymen in particular.

Trying to do the right thing, trying to be a good person...

Really, really sucks these days.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 04, 2016 11:21 PM (m9V0o)

100 @89 sex, any kind any place

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:21 PM (voOPb)

101 Obama is saying his gun control EOs are worth it if they save a life or two. You know what's proven to save a life or two: stop-and-frisk, in any large US city, over a long weekend, sometimes less.

Either these Obama executive orders (1) have some purported legal effect or (2) they don't.

If (1) then Obama is usurping the authority of courts to interpret statutes, agencies like the ATF to administer them, and the DOJ to enforce them, all of which are unconstitutional.

Lynch is trying to satisfy her boss, and still live with her Constitutional duties, by trying to say that this is a "nothing burger" that doesn't really change much of anything legally. But in principle it does,

So the invetitable news and commentary cycle will distract us from the issues that matter.

The only good from this is that Hillary will be nailed to the mast on this, which at the margin can swing OH, PA, CO, NH, NV, VA and dare I say it NY!. Let us pray

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 04, 2016 11:21 PM (rs5De)

102 I question the ability of those children to handle those crew weapons properly. Can they even lift and supply the ammunition?!
-------
Hodor!

Posted by: hodor at January 04, 2016 11:21 PM (DLIIY)

103 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at January 04, 2016 11:21 PM (cX9Qc)

104 When I was a post 18 teen age lad back before the end of the ice age, we could buy 3.2 beer (well, now called light beer), but yeah, this sounds.....fake?

There was a short period of time where the drinking age, at least in Michigan, was lowered to 18. That didn't last long. Apparently, the age of under-age drinkers also dropped.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:22 PM (+lVUW)

105
89 {i]61 I hope the wife was super extra loving after that episode.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:13 PM (1ijHg)

And I'm pretty sure I can figure out which particular sexual act morons consider to be "super extra loving".
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:19 PM (+lVUW)

Don't laugh and don't watch TV at the same time?

Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:22 PM (MQEz6)

106 Bertram Cabot, I hope you don't mind, but I just tweeted that right back at her. It was just so good I couldn't help myself.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 04, 2016 11:22 PM (9iR5/)

107 I was just hoping she would initiate it (snuggling) so he doesn't have to beg.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:22 PM (1ijHg)

108 Hi all
I think the 70/30 hamburger is the stuff that you buy in bulk in the giant tubes

Posted by: chemjeff at January 04, 2016 11:23 PM (uZNvH)

109 Hey everybody.

The Fermi Paradox and Higher Dimensional Beings theories both seem to suggest the existence of God IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:23 PM (ntObR)

110 On Twitter:

#StopGunViolence? Tell that to @PixyMisa's hamsters!

https://twitter.com/ThePoliticalHat/status/684229061300760576

Posted by: The Gun Hat at January 04, 2016 11:23 PM (vBeA5)

111 At 'Ten Scariest Theories' link:
"Carl Sagan's Flatland..."
------------------

Heh. Edwin Abbott Abbott would be surprised to read that sentence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 04, 2016 11:12 PM (ANVXm)



Heh, beat me to it. Academically, that's plagiarism.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 04, 2016 11:23 PM (0NdlF)

112
95 so over the weekend I watched some of the walking zombie stuff. why would someone let the zombies out of the pit?
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:20 PM (vb33c)

That is what you do on the dumbest show of all time.

Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:24 PM (MQEz6)

113
US Government Discovers 10 Years Of "Processing Errors" In Construction Spending Data Slamming GDP

http://tinyurl.com/j8mdf3l

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 04, 2016 11:24 PM (MbrzC)

114 The Queen is fat!
Posted by: eman


I hate the bloody Queen.

https://youtu.be/ThrkJKxRNXo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 04, 2016 11:24 PM (FkBIv)

115 89 {i]61 I hope the wife was super extra loving after that episode.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:13 PM (1ijHg)

And I'm pretty sure I can figure out which particular sexual act morons consider to be "super extra loving".
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:19 PM (+lVUW)

He was talking about making him a sammich and getting him a beer. Why'd you have to take it straight to the gutter like that?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 04, 2016 11:24 PM (kpqmD)

116 someone said obama is doing his gun regulations with and executive action, not an executive order.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:24 PM (vb33c)

117 That is what you do on the dumbest show of all time.

Word. It should really be called "The Walking Dumb".

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 04, 2016 11:24 PM (m9V0o)

118 Lynch is trying to satisfy her boss, and still live with her Constitutional duties, by trying to say that this is a "nothing burger" that doesn't really change much of anything legally. But in principle it does,
Posted by: Ignoramus


It does matter when the gun-running ATF starts stings looping in people that sell 2 old, beat up guns to an informant.

Presto-bingo, that guy is now compelled by a plea deal to turn into an informant.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:25 PM (9YDUz)

119 Ha! I was saying the same thing to better half last week.
Haven't heard anything about Kwaanza this year.

Posted by: keena at January 04, 2016 11:25 PM (RiTnx)

120 "I started pulling things out of the bag, and realized he'd gotten the 70/30 hamburger meat - which means it's 70% lean and 30% fat.
...That's how it started. I launched into him. I berated him for not being smarter. Why would he not get the more healthy option? Did he even read the labels?
At that point he told me I could either cook it or have it shoved up my ass. Then he grabbed a beer form the fridge and sat in front of the TV."

Posted by: How that story should have ended at January 04, 2016 11:25 PM (/FOB4)

121

This business that fat, specifically saturated fat is "unhealthy" is one of the biggest lies ever told, and govt. promoted it has probably killed more people than any disease of late.

It never was fact, only hypothesis, and one that has now been thoroughly debunked. Yet it persists.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 04, 2016 11:25 PM (dvuhZ)

122 Here's my "scary theory," although it actually has to do with Christianity:

What was described in the Book of Revelation, is *really* about what will happen when *you* die, NOT when God decides to recycle the entire universe.

If my hypothesis is true (giant 'if' I admit), therefore, the great mass "rapture" that many Christians believe in will never occur, at least the way they envision it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:25 PM (ntObR)

123 "Had the privilege this evening of meeting 'ette Steck again along with hubby Mr. Steck at the gun range, "


Glad you had a good time, blano. Congrats.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:25 PM (rwJmd)

124 95 so over the weekend I watched some of the walking zombie stuff. why would someone let the zombies out of the pit?
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:20 PM (vb33c)

That is what you do on the dumbest show of all time.
Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:24 PM (MQEz6)




Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:25 PM (vb33c)

125 I'm not a big fan of fat on my meat. Fat is for making soap to clean yourself up after having had a great extra-lean meat meal.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2016 11:15 PM (zc3Db)


Ahem. Bacon. One of the most important things I learned in college is that after you fry bacon, you can grill bread in the bacon fat in the frying pan. They did that in the dorm, and I'd never seen it before. I think it was something that black kids liked. Damn was that good.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

126 That guy has it good. Mrs. Franpsycho freaked out the last time I bought beef, let alone 70/30. Tonight was chicken sausage. Yuk.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 04, 2016 11:26 PM (Vv/Pc)

127 What a ignorant thing to say-"I'm not going to ready any books by any men or any white men in 2016"
How about you just read about a book on Amazon and see if it interests you and then decide if you're going to read it-not based on the gender or ethnicity of the author?!!.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:26 PM (M+RRn)

128 @72 Seamus

And I have an 8 year old nephew named Gunner

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:26 PM (voOPb)

129 Good Evening Gentlefappers.

Once again, we are forced to make do with a Yoko Free thread.

Posted by: Garrett at January 04, 2016 11:26 PM (HLcYU)

130 The Queen is fat!

OFF with your head!!!!!1!!

Posted by: Liz and Phil at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (ntObR)

131 The 10 Scariest Theories Known to Man

None of these theories are any scarier than the run-of-the-mill, conventional idea of the physical universe - that it is destined to die in one of a number of ways, but no matter it is guaranteed to die and take everything with it, thereby removing all possible meaning from any of Man's puny, finite, and inconsequential endeavors. In the classical theory, the fate of the universe rests solely on how much matter there is, but no matter how much and how the end comes, everything that Man will have done will be for naught.

That's just your standard physical model of the universe. Pretty much as vacuous and meaningless as any of the other theories. Just different ways to get to the idea that nothing matters (no pun intended!).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (zc3Db)

132 127 How about you just read about a book on Amazon and see if it interests you and then decide if you're going to read it-not based on the gender or ethnicity of the author?!!.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:26 PM (M+RRn)


Oh, sure, like the pleasure of reading can compete at all with the pleasure of virtue-signalling?

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (iMxBJ)

133 As Santa would say, never give up, never surrender!
Posted by: mindful webworker - leaping lords, batman! at January 04, 2016 11:15 PM (ACs5


Just saw "Galaxy Quest" yesterday. That was good.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (+lVUW)

134 OT- Jarome Iginla just scored his 600th NHL goal, bank shot off a defenseman's skate. 19th ever in history to score that many. Good for him.

P.S. Avs up 4-1 over L.A. Kings

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (NeFrd)

135 Plus kids can get behind those tiny shrapnel shields that most crew served weapons come with.

Does anyone really think those are going to protect the operator at all?

I think it's like a placebo for the operator. Trying to convince them that they MIGHT not take a round.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (Xo1Rt)

136 Mrs928 has been on an experimental recipe binge for the last couple of weeks. Today she invent kaleslaw, which was actually quite interesting.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 04, 2016 11:28 PM (6TPa2)

137 Primordial, hmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:28 PM (ntObR)

138 The Fermi Paradox and Higher Dimensional Beings theories both seem to suggest the existence of God IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:23 PM (ntObR)


And hilariously, they attribute the higher dimensional being idea to Carl Sagan, a previous generation's Neil De-Whatever, rather than the theologian who wrote the actual book a century earlier.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 04, 2016 11:28 PM (0NdlF)

139 "why would someone let the zombies out of the pit? "



Well, there are logic-holes in the script, admittedly.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:28 PM (rwJmd)

140 I guess the punchline here is that now all those wonderous gun-buyback programs are illegal.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:28 PM (9YDUz)

141 I always use butt ends of bread to sop up the fat when making chili. Like Yorkshire pudding.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 04, 2016 11:28 PM (7qAYi)

142 Plus kids can get behind those tiny shrapnel shields that most crew served weapons come with.

Does anyone really think those are going to protect the operator at all?

I think it's like a placebo for the operator. Trying to convince them that they MIGHT not take a round.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (Xo1Rt)



even better, if your position is getting overrun you are able to grab one and swing em like a club.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:29 PM (vb33c)

143 Nineteen and in a bar?

Four and a half decades ago, I was in college in a town that straddled the state line. College side, 18, South side, 21.

Always wondered, if I stood astride the state line, and passed a beer from one hand to another, would I be alternating between legal and illegal.

Gives a certain perspective on the whole arbitrary legal age limit thing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - legal / illegal / legal / illegal at January 04, 2016 11:29 PM (ACs58)

144 never surrender!

Stop stealing my bit!!

Posted by: Corey "Sunglasses At Night" Hart 1984 at January 04, 2016 11:29 PM (ntObR)

145 qdpsteve, you are preaching to the choir here. The theological idea of "the rapture" has been around less than 200 years. If Thomas Aquinas didn't know about it, ...


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 04, 2016 11:29 PM (1ijHg)

146 That's just your standard physical model of the universe.
--------
Just curious, not that it really means anything to us living now, but do you lean toward the big squeeze theory or the big freeze theory?

Posted by: Old Blue at January 04, 2016 11:29 PM (9iR5/)

147 133 Just saw "Galaxy Quest" yesterday. That was good.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (+lVUW)


Love that movie. Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, and Sigourney Weaver are all perfect in their roles.

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (iMxBJ)

148 Reactionary, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (ntObR)

149 There was a short period of time where the drinking age, at least in Michigan, was lowered to 18. That didn't last long. Apparently, the age of under-age drinkers also dropped.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:22 PM (+lVUW)

I was in college when the drinking age in Michigan went back to 21 from 18. Not a fun several months, and we could get others to buy for us, but we loaded up those last few days anyways.

Posted by: Blano at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (C3E0x)

150 Repost from last one:
I've asked for prayers for my friend Gayle because she had cancerous brain tumor that was size of a golf ball. It's Stage ; & surgeons could remove approximately 80% of it. I don't do FB, but signed up only to read her latest.
Gayle is one of sweetest women you'd ever know & has more then her share of grief. It was Stage 4 G?? (Too much unless I copy & paste) & she's had good & bad days.
Today she was supposed to start 42 days of both chemo & radiation.
I had email since blog broke & she updated her FB page to "end stage."


Please pray for my,lovely,friend Gayle not to put herself through hell for a miserable & sick few extra weeks.

Thank you & please remember her name, Gayle.

Posted by: Carol at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (sj3Ax)

151 Qdpsteve check out http://www.pajiba.com. It's about the Making of a Murderer.

The guys who made this are no better than Michael Moore

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (voOPb)

152 I just read that a damned Muslim of Moroccan descent has been appointed to the post of Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons in the UK.
Shit. And in Canada at least that post is appointed via the government (and not "earned" through the civil service) so that means the Cameron government is directly responsible for that.

Addendum: it looks like a Commons committee of MPs (now) selects the S-a-A although that was undoubtedly formed with a Conservative majority of MPs on the panel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_El-Hajji

Posted by: andycanuck at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (DLIIY)

153 128 @72 Seamus

And I have an 8 year old nephew named Gunner

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:26 PM (voOPb)


****

We could start a Moron Pre-Schooler Brigade. Does anybody know a kid named Mortar?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (NeFrd)

154 Little country bar back home (as in way out in the country) weren't no thing. S.O. never said or did shit. I walked in and bought beer well before I was 21.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
---------------

Geeze. Kids.
When I was young, 18 was the legal age for beer. I Had a driver's license when I was 14.
The local bootleggers would sell booze to underage, no sweat.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 04, 2016 11:31 PM (OLNwX)

155 Evening, all.
So, since the Purple Avenger is MIA (what happened to him, anyway?), who is the resident handyman?
I could use the advice of an appliance repairman.

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2016 11:31 PM (gQfxF)

156 Oops, an eight-year-old isn't a pre-schooler. Whatever.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 04, 2016 11:31 PM (NeFrd)

157 Yeah, I don't know why there are all of those different grades of hamburger meat. I often can't remember the kind I'm supposed to buy for a given recipe.

Posted by: rickl at January 04, 2016 11:31 PM (sdi6R)

158 the burden of sacrificing for Gaia falls squarely on the shoulders of the poor and elderly.



Posted by: The Political Hat at January 04, 2016 10:55 PM (vBeA5)

One reason I bought some firearms; you whipper snappers aren't taking me out without a fight.

Do you feel lucky?

Well do you, punk?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 04, 2016 11:31 PM (Xo1Rt)

159 Grampa, thanks and exactly.

I *cannot* stand the charlatans screaming about the Rapture. IMHO Hal Lindsey (among others) is a complete fraud and jackass who's probably done more to turn people *off* of Christianity since 1965 than Dawkins, Harris, PZ Myers and a lot of other hateful atheists put together.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:31 PM (ntObR)

160 Remember that people . . . have an empathy budget. And when you're a bitch or a dick to them their forbearance of your behavior out of love saps that budget until there's none left for any generosity and affection.

That goes for parents and children as well.


I was lucky. My mom was pretty controlling when we were kids, but once we grew up and were on our own, she backed off. I'd never heard her comment to any of my brothers or sisters about how they raise their kids. I think that after raising 6 kids, she was relieved to not have the responsibility for our behavior anymore.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (+lVUW)

161
And I'm pretty sure I can figure out which particular sexual act morons consider to be "super extra loving".
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:19 PM (+lVUW)


Threesome with her sister.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (fC9RO)

162 I dig the 10 theories shit.

Anyhow, sup everyone

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (R5HRU)

163 nerdygirl: Just saw "Galaxy Quest" yesterday. That was good.

That sounds like your first viewing. Was it? Such a great flick on so many levels.

I could watch it again, soon, even though it wasn't that long ago.

Gotta let Santa Clause wear off first, though.

Posted by: mindful webworker - we'll do THAT! at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (ACs58)

164 Just saw "Galaxy Quest" yesterday. That was good.

Posted by: nerdygirl


Wait. You mean for the first time????

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (9YDUz)

165 The idea of the rapture-which is not an actual word in the NT-is only used in 1st Thessalonians 4;13-17 and nowhere else in Paul's writings.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (M+RRn)

166 MH, will check that out, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (ntObR)

167 I did see a baby named Ruger last month.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (NeFrd)

168 Carol that is so sad, I will say a short prayer for her

Posted by: chemjeff at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (uZNvH)

169 146 That's just your standard physical model of the universe.
--------
Just curious, not that it really means anything to us living now, but do you lean toward the big squeeze theory or the big freeze theory?
Posted by: Old Blue at January 04, 2016 11:29 PM (9iR5/)

I stick with the Febreze theory. It's the same old rotten, rancid, putrid, smelly universe, it just gets deodorized occasionally.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (kpqmD)

170 I think that I can a better argument for drinking beer at 18 then I can for voting at 18.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (OLNwX)

171 The more fat (well not over 50%) the tastier the food will be.

Fat makes food taste better. And also the consistency (what they call mouth feel) is more appetizing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (Xo1Rt)

172 Love that movie. Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, and Sigourney Weaver's tits are all perfect in their roles.
Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (iMxBJ)


Fixed it for you.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (fC9RO)

173 Never seen "Galaxy Quest."

Have seen 1985's "Vision Quest" numerous times however. Matthew Modine *before* Full Metal Jacket. Great flick, and has an opening scene (he gets hit on, in a major way, by a gay man) that would *never* pass PC muster in Hollywood today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (ntObR)

174 well, getting tired.
good night all, and don't break the place

Posted by: chemjeff at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (uZNvH)

175 And I'm pretty sure I can figure out which particular sexual act morons consider to be "super extra loving".
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:19 PM (+lVUW)

Threesome with her sister.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (fC9RO)



it is "extra" since it was the second within a week or so.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (vb33c)

176 Nobody "let" the zombies out of the pit. Gravity did-- in the form of falling vehicles that allowed the zombies to climb out.

Posted by: Darrell at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (9ZWnT)

177 Thank you, from last one: Ricardo, Fenelon Spoke, Caligirl &"anyone else that I may have missed,

Posted by: Carol at January 04, 2016 11:34 PM (sj3Ax)

178 Just curious, not that it really means anything to us living now, but do you lean toward the big squeeze theory or the big freeze theory?

Posted by: Old Blue at January 04, 2016 11:29 PM (9iR5/)


Big Squeeze ... though I'm not really fond of the whole Dark Matter mutterings. I have faith that G-d put enough matter in the universe to assure us a quick crunch to death and oblivion.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2016 11:34 PM (zc3Db)

179 There's an argument that the even/odd Trek rule holds through TNG movies if you include an extra movie in there... Galaxy Quest.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 04, 2016 11:34 PM (fC9RO)

180 The more fat (well not over 50%) the tastier the food will be.

Fat makes food taste better. And also the consistency (what they call mouth feel) is more appetizing.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (Xo1Rt)




why do you think sharks like to eat all the fat of of seals?



indeed fat makes everything mouth better.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:35 PM (vb33c)

181 That's just your standard physical model of the universe. Pretty much as vacuous and meaningless as any of the other theories. Just different ways to get to the idea that nothing matters (no pun intended!).
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (zc3Db)

Yeah, heat death of the Universe at maximum entropy is a real bummer.

But, maybe we can hop into new and younger universes and do that forever?

Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:35 PM (MQEz6)

182 " I learned in college is that after you fry bacon, you can grill bread in the bacon fat in the frying pan"

You can do the same thing with the buns after making hamburgers.

Posted by: Lauren at January 04, 2016 11:35 PM (GZ6Pf)

183 "I think 2015 is the year we finally stopped pretending that Kwanzaa was a real thing." Nope, our public library had the usual Kwanzaa-for-the-Kiddies thing in 2015. As long as there are white public school teachers and white librarians, there will still be Kwanzaa.

Posted by: gp at January 04, 2016 11:35 PM (mk9aG)

184 What's a nineteen year old doing in a bar?

Drinking.


Posted by: Cottonwood Kulak at January 04, 2016 11:35 PM (cGqiy)

185 #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/684067915608518656

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/684068079626764296

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/684068221457174528

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/684068380505145345

Posted by: kbdabear at January 04, 2016 11:35 PM (GrXXa)

186 What's a nineteen year old doing in a bar?


Watching the baby.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 04, 2016 11:36 PM (fC9RO)

187 Nobody "let" the zombies out of the pit. Gravity did-- in the form of falling vehicles that allowed the zombies to climb out.
Posted by: Darrell at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (9ZWnT)


well, coming up with a plan for keeping them in is better than a plan for herding them outside.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:36 PM (vb33c)

188 Made pork roast in slow cooker with kraut one day last week. Damn pork was dry, not enough fat on it. Most pork chops are too lean, give me a pork steak anyday. Fat is necessary

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

189 Maet: also, love the poetry bit.

Having said that... I think e.e. cummings had some real talent.

I also still have a 1980s English textbook that contains poetry by, among others, Ishmael Reed. He wrote some (completely non-racial) poetry that can be called quite entertaining, at least.

Check out "beware : do not read this poem" sometime.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:37 PM (ntObR)

190 "The local bootleggers would sell booze to underage, no sweat."



Ain't nobody gave a shit. I'd just say "I'm picking it up for my dad" and they'd fork over for cash money. Not like they check.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:37 PM (rwJmd)

191 90/10 only makes sense if you are using it as a filling. If you're going to cook it up first then 80/20 works; just use a slotted spatch and leave the grease for the garbage.

90/10 for cabbage rolls works nicely.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:19 PM (9YDUz)


What can I say? I prefer 90/10 (I think it's really 93/7) for hamburgers. I like my meat extra-lean. Not for "healthy eating" bullshit. I just prefer the taste of really lean meat.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2016 11:37 PM (zc3Db)

192 More #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/684068507965911041

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/684068659824832512

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/684068843065577473

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/684068983990022145

Posted by: kbdabear at January 04, 2016 11:37 PM (GrXXa)

193 I *cannot* stand the charlatans screaming about the Rapture. IMHO Hal Lindsey (among others) is a complete fraud and jackass who's probably done more to turn people *off* of Christianity since 1965 than Dawkins, Harris, PZ Myers and a lot of other hateful atheists put together.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:31 PM (ntObR)

Well, as a Catholic, we don't have this "rapture." It was pretty much made up by American Evangelicals sometime in the late 18th or early 19th century, I think, but I could be wrong about the date. So, for a good 1800 years there was no "rapture," but for some reason, now there is? Don't think so, but YMMV.

And the Book of Revelation? Most of it has already taken place. There's a lot toward the end that covers stuff left to come, but most of what is there describes events that already happened a long time ago. Helps to know a bit about numerology as it was understood at the time it was written, as well as the situation in the various churches to whom it was addressed and how they were handling their early forms of Christianity.

Or, you could scrap the whole shebang like the Clintons and start studying up on UFO's and who killed the Kennedys. I guess if you don't believe in something, you'll go for anything.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 04, 2016 11:38 PM (+YMhA)

194 He said he was driven out of a bar in Leamington after some students overheard his friend mention his name. 'These six guys just crowded round me and started shouting at me . calling me a rapist, a misogynist, and threatening me . I had to get out of there,' he said.

Can you imagine what a bunch of pathetic losers these six so-called "guys" must be to take up the cudgel of imaginary rape culture on behalf of the cowering little rape-fantasizing ladies?

Just wait until I interview one of these stupid pussy girlie-men for a job.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 04, 2016 11:38 PM (RU5ki)

195 Here's the Ishmael Reed poem I was talking about.
I dunno know what the heck he was really writing about, but me likey.

http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/poetry/beware.html

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:38 PM (ntObR)

196 Nope, our public library had the usual Kwanzaa-for-the-Kiddies thing in 2015. As long as there are white public school teachers and white librarians, there will still be Kwanzaa.
Posted by: gp

My favorite part of Kwanzaa-for-the-Kiddies is when Father Kwanzaa hands out microphone sets so all the good girls and boys can get away with murder by being an FBI informant.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at January 04, 2016 11:39 PM (/FOB4)

197 indeed fat makes everything mouth better.
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:35 PM (vb33c)


I got your fat right here, big boy.

Posted by: Meghan McCain, Tomorrow's Republican Today at January 04, 2016 11:39 PM (RU5ki)

198 "You can do the same thing with the buns after making hamburgers."


My mom always grilled the buns in the fat after cooking the patties.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:39 PM (rwJmd)

199 "well, coming up with a plan for keeping them in is better than a plan for herding them outside."

It happened minutes after they discovered the pit. No time to devise any plan to stop it.

Posted by: Darrell at January 04, 2016 11:39 PM (9ZWnT)

200 after you fry bacon, you can grill bread in the bacon fat in the frying pan.

You can do pretty much any damn thing you could do with lard, better with bacon fat. Fry eggs in it. Pop popcorn in it. Make a pie crust with it (you may--or may not--wish to strain it first). Brush a roasting chicken with it.

My grandmother used to keep a tin on the stove for pouring bacon grease into to save it. I can't bring myself to do that, but I do keep it in jars in the freezer for future use.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at January 04, 2016 11:40 PM (2lndx)

201 yeah and little kids aren't very good shots ... so they definitely need something that will put out a lot of lead for good coverage.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 04, 2016 11:40 PM (5Gpe2)

202 Don't laugh and don't watch TV at the same time?
Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:22 PM (MQEz6)


Heh. That reminded me of the Seinfeld episode where George Costanza decided he could eat hoagies during sex.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:40 PM (+lVUW)

203 " Never seen "Galaxy Quest."

Ok, you need to abandon the ONT and go watch this right now.

Posted by: Lauren at January 04, 2016 11:40 PM (LzzEz)

204 I like the "Big Rip" version of The End. It depends on the form "Dark Energy" takes (which may or may not be something real -- it could just be that empty spacetime has a cosmological constant, meaning empty spacetime is deSitter, not Minkowski, expanding).

In the Big Rip, this "stuff" whatever it is, gets stronger and stronger. In and "expanding" spacetime, you have a rip tide. Things pull apart. This effect gets stronger and stronger until no physical forces of matter can withstand it. Everything is ripped apart, down to the very quarks. In fact, the whole universe ends in a curvature singularity of infinite "rip tide".

Note this rip tide, as it is, is so small on the solar system scale that is indectable. It's even insignificant on the Galactic scale. It's only on the scale of the whole universe that it becomes significant.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 04, 2016 11:41 PM (dvuhZ)

205 Well, as a Catholic, we don't have this "rapture."

A lot of other Christians don't have the concept either.

Good post!

It would be better for the Clinton if the did have a relationship with Christ.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:41 PM (M+RRn)

206 Not for "healthy eating" bullshit. I just prefer the taste of really lean meat.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


No, I'd never argue against personal taste. Technique and ingredients can be subjective but reasoned.

Do what 'cha like.

Hell, I eat 'healthy' stuff that most here would throw a shit-fit over.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:41 PM (9YDUz)

207 tcn, yup, thanks for that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

208 165 The idea of the rapture-which is not an actual word in the NT-is only used in 1st Thessalonians 4;13-17 and nowhere else in Paul's writings.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (M+RRn)

That passage can just as well refer to any end of life experience. It is taken out of context to "prove" the rapture. It really doesn't.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 04, 2016 11:41 PM (+YMhA)

209 What's a nineteen year old doing in a bar?

Stripping?

Posted by: The $2 Hat at January 04, 2016 11:41 PM (vBeA5)

210
Can you imagine what a bunch of pathetic losers these six so-called "guys" must be to take up the cudgel of imaginary rape culture on behalf of the cowering little rape-fantasizing ladies?

Just wait until I interview one of these stupid pussy girlie-men for a job.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 04, 2016 11:38 PM (RU5ki)



They're doing it to Crush some Puss Bro.

https://youtu.be/ZGWKKI2ky8w

Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 04, 2016 11:42 PM (zt+N6)

211 It's time to commute,
shut down the computer,
head back to the roost,
where I will reboot 'er.
-Karma Shave

Posted by: mindful webworker - *snapping fingers* at January 04, 2016 11:42 PM (ACs58)

212 "well, coming up with a plan for keeping them in is better than a plan for herding them outside."

It happened minutes after they discovered the pit. No time to devise any plan to stop it.
Posted by: Darrell at January 04, 2016 11:39 PM (9ZWnT)


well, they could have blocked off the road they were exiting on. rockslide, demolition, they have heavy equipment. semi trailer was holding em in for more than a year.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:42 PM (vb33c)

213 It would be better for the Clinton if the did have a relationship with Christ.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:41 PM (M+RRn)


Impossible. Jesus doesn't have bouncy boobehs...

Posted by: The Bouncy Hat at January 04, 2016 11:42 PM (vBeA5)

214 I flew too near the sun on wings of pastrami.

Posted by: george costanza at January 04, 2016 11:43 PM (DLIIY)

215 They're doing it to Crush some Puss Bro.


You don't want puss that comes with a consent form in triplicate, bro.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 04, 2016 11:43 PM (RU5ki)

216 213 It would be better for the Clinton if the did have a relationship with Christ.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:41 PM (M+RRn)

Impossible. Jesus doesn't have bouncy boobehs...
Posted by: The Bouncy Hat at January 04, 2016 11:42 PM (vBeA5)

He could create some with spittle and clay, but that would just look weird.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 04, 2016 11:43 PM (kpqmD)

217 @197
I never understood all the hate about Meggy Mac around this place. I know she's a kook, but she's a really attractive gal. And not fat at all.
(Go ahead - attack me)

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2016 11:43 PM (gQfxF)

218 Posted by: tcn in AK at January 04, 2016 11:41 PM (+YMhA)

Yes; I agree with you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:44 PM (M+RRn)

219 I watched this earlier tonight. Here's a neat compilation of launch failures from the 1940s to 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9EnUQltR9A

Lots of good footage there, including some that are not commonly seen. I like the Indian launch tower that resembles the many arms of Shiva.

However, the last scene is a SpaceX Falcon 9 landing attempt on a barge on April 14, 2015 that failed, but the launch and mission were successful. The video must have been compiled before the Falcon 9 launch failure on June 28.

For the sake of completeness, here is the June 28 mishap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqQ6jD52r_Q


Of course, SpaceX returned to flight on December 21 and knocked it into the upper deck with the first flight of the upgraded Falcon 9, the successful deployment of 11 satellites, and the first-ever soft landing of a first stage of an orbital rocket.

Best. Return to Flight. Evah.

Posted by: rickl at January 04, 2016 11:44 PM (sdi6R)

220 Bacon fat is also good for frying get apple slices. Finish with a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon...or throw on a sammich with the bacon and a slice of good cheese.

Posted by: Garrett at January 04, 2016 11:44 PM (HLcYU)

221 79 There's an argument that the even/odd Trek rule holds through TNG movies if you include an extra movie in there... Galaxy Quest.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 04, 2016 11:34 PM (fC9RO)

That argument presumes that there were any "good" TNG movies.

Which is moot anyway thanks to Abrams "red mattering" the ST universe. btw, ST: Beyond looks like it's going to suck....

Posted by: Thrawn at January 04, 2016 11:44 PM (s87AC)

222
But, maybe we can hop into new and younger universes and do that forever?



Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:35 PM (MQEz6)


Well, there you go. Trophy Universe.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 04, 2016 11:44 PM (q2o38)

223 Posted by: Meghan McCain, Tomorrow's Republican Today at January 04, 2016 11:39 PM (RU5ki)

I'd still hit

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 04, 2016 11:45 PM (R5HRU)

224 Thanks, Chi!!!1!!!

If only these were brains!
( . Y . )

Posted by: meeeghan mccain at January 04, 2016 11:45 PM (DLIIY)

225 Saw the new Star Wars movie tonight. It was awesome.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 04, 2016 11:45 PM (UnJ7w)

226 Impossible. Jesus doesn't have bouncy boobehs...
Posted by: The Bouncy Hat at January 04, 2016 11:42 PM (vBeA5)

Okay, here's one my husband thought was worth converting for:

If you are Catholic, you cannot deny your marriage partner the "marital act" except for grave reasons. You gotta do it, or go directly to confession.

He also thought it was cool that Catholics have beer at all their big celebrations. He'd never seen anything like that at his old Lutheran Church. Just coffee, and who needs that to unwind?

Took a couple of years, but yep, he's Catholic now.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 04, 2016 11:45 PM (+YMhA)

227 I'd still hit

Two by four or golf club?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 04, 2016 11:45 PM (YJmuy)

228
That argument presumes that there were any "good" TNG movies.

Which is moot anyway thanks to Abrams "red mattering" the ST universe. btw, ST: Beyond looks like it's going to suck....
Posted by: Thrawn at January 04, 2016 11:44 PM (s87AC)



I consider First Contact to be good. Not great, but watchable.

The new Star Trek movies suck. I saw the first one and decide "never again".

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 04, 2016 11:46 PM (fC9RO)

229 BTW, by "marital act," I did not mean make a sammich and get a beer. But that's probably not a bad idea, either.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 04, 2016 11:46 PM (+YMhA)

230 tcn, yup.

Told you guys before, but I recently had to unfriend a very conservative Christian woman I knew at FB. She was constantly claiming the rapture was literally only moments away.

But I know this woman's background. Truth is she's had a sad life; her husband was killed not longer after she got married, and her only son is a complete gambling addict.

What she REALLY, and what I personally believe a lot of Rapture-awaiters really want, is for Jesus to hit the Big Red RESET Button In The Sky to magically send them to Heaven, so that they don't have to do any actual work themselves to improve their lot in life. Sort of a celestial version of the Big Welfare Check that they just know is coming in the mail.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

231 Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2016 11:43 PM (gQfxF)

It's mainly cause she's a kook, but as I said - I'd still hit.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 04, 2016 11:46 PM (R5HRU)

232 I'd still hit

Two by four or golf club?


It doesn't have to be either or.

Posted by: Ike Turner at January 04, 2016 11:46 PM (RU5ki)

233 163 nerdygirl: Just saw "Galaxy Quest" yesterday. That was good.

That sounds like your first viewing. Was it? Such a great flick on so many levels.

I could watch it again, soon, even though it wasn't that long ago.

Gotta let Santa Clause wear off first, though.

Posted by: mindful webworker - we'll do THAT! at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (ACs5
---

You shall now both only explain things to me as you would a child.

Funny flic

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 04, 2016 11:46 PM (MbrzC)

234 I actually prefer the taste of 80/20 for hamburger patties as well. Leaner and I don't like it as well, and fatter and I don't like it as well.

I had to help my mother (85) make a batch of her famous vegetable soup this evening. I can't sing the praises of it enough, and I now know the recipe and procedures myself, but she's the boss of her kitchen, only now she needs help.

Anyway, it starts out with a base of mashed up ground beef in *cold* water. 80/20 seems to do the best there as well.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (dvuhZ)

235 127 What a ignorant thing to say-"I'm not going to ready any books by any men or any white men in 2016"
How about you just read about a book on Amazon and see if it interests you and then decide if you're going to read it-not based on the gender or ethnicity of the author?!!.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:26 PM (M+RRn)


I think we all know that she voted for Obama, and why. Same will go for Hillary. The fact that she enabled Bill's sexual predator behavior isn't going to matter at all.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (+lVUW)

236 "Never seen "Galaxy Quest."


It's only sixteen years ago so you don't wanna rush anybody. But, generally, 16 years and I've fallen ass-backwards while changing my pants through most about anything.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (rwJmd)

237 I'm an evangelical Christian, never heard of the rapture in our church. I think somebody tried to cash in on a scam.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (ucDmr)

238 please...lets give Meghan McCain the emoticon of respect she deserves...

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (KCxzN)

239 "well, they could have blocked off the road they were exiting on. rockslide, demolition, they have heavy equipment. semi trailer was holding em in for more than a year."

Their zombie drive plan would have worked. too. fon't forget if it weren't for the leftists Wolves.

Posted by: Darrell at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (9ZWnT)

240 I never understood all the hate about Meggy Mac around this place. I know she's a kook, but she's a really attractive gal. And not fat at all.
(Go ahead - attack me)

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2016 11:43 PM (gQfxF)


How could I attack you? That's like a cry for help.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (zc3Db)

241 I never understood all the hate about Meggy Mac around this place. I know she's a kook, but she's a really attractive gal. And not fat at all.


She's got a fat body without a pleasant fat girl face.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (6TPa2)

242 212 "well, coming up with a plan for keeping them in is better than a plan for herding them outside."

It happened minutes after they discovered the pit. No time to devise any plan to stop it.
Posted by: Darrell at January 04, 2016 11:39 PM (9ZWnT)


well, they could have blocked off the road they were exiting on. rockslide, demolition, they have heavy equipment. semi trailer was holding em in for more than a year.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:42 PM (vb33c)



And the semi trailer there was probably going to keep holding them in. The problem is the other semi trailer which fell off the cliff, fell off the cliff, so they now had a way out which was right towards Alexandria. They moved the trailer blocking the other exit and then set off the flares to get them to follow the way they wanted. They had time to put up the block at the turn in the road and that was it. So really if they had taken the reinforce the quarry idea that some did suggest they would have been fucked.

Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (zt+N6)

243 It would be better for the Clinton if the did have a relationship with Christ.
-----------------

He was counseled by Rev. Jesse Jackson during the Monica episode. Also appeared with Hill and Chelsea while clutching a Bible. What more can you ask.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at January 04, 2016 11:48 PM (RrDm2)

244 Evening, horde!



Drinkin' and billin' (ah, the joy of small business) -- great time with Blano this evening at the range, planning for the eventual SCOAMF SHTF / SMOD / whatever. Time to get his family armed up too ;-)

Posted by: Steck at January 04, 2016 11:48 PM (ht/89)

245 "I'm sure there are all the multi-culti freaks that want to be all
compassionate toward Mexicans here, but if we controlled the border and
denied the Cartels the ability to smuggle drugs and make BILLIONS
selling them here, it would go a long way to making life better for the
average Mexican."

There's a book about the narcotraficantes, _Down By The River_, which points out that if you take the estimated size of the Mex narcotics trade, and divide it by the official Mexican GDP, it becomes clear that the narcos _are_ Mexico's economy. They dwarf farming, manufacturing, tourism and PEMEX all combined.

The book advances two theses.

The first is that if you were to completely shut down the border narco smuggling tomorrow, Mexico would collapse in four months, starting with the banking system, and there'd be even more chaos than there is now. Civil war.

The second is that the D.C. Beltway crowd have now realized this, and as much as they might huff and puff about "getting tough on drugs", they are terrified by what the second-order consequences would be if they ever actually did.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 04, 2016 11:48 PM (noWW6)

246 Lauren and others, will put "Galaxy Quest" in my Netflix queue post-haste. Thanks. :-)

(One of my 2016 resolutions, gonna get a subscription)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:49 PM (ntObR)

247 >> Just expect .. er .. shrinkage.

I thought that was the Coldwater effect?

Posted by: 1964 at January 04, 2016 11:49 PM (sOhww)

248 >>I never understood all the hate about Meggy Mac around this place. I know she's a kook, but she's a really attractive gal. And not fat at all.
(Go ahead - attack me)
Posted by: Chi

You must really enjoy watching the balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving parade.

Posted by: Aviator at January 04, 2016 11:49 PM (c7vUv)

249 #14..."Man, whatever drug she was on at the time, make more of it."
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:01 PM (9YDUz)

One part humanity, two parts religion, three parts self-awareness, four parts Forgiveness.

Mix and let settle.

Sometimes it stops me dead in my tracks; before I utter my next line of dehumanizing vitriol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2016 11:49 PM (OQ9R7)

250 Star Trek has jumped the Klingon.

They should just make movies about Dr. McCoy solving crimes and getting laid.

Posted by: eman at January 04, 2016 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

251 And I have an 8 year old nephew named Gunner

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:26 PM (voOPb)


****

We could start a Moron Pre-Schooler Brigade. Does anybody know a kid named Mortar?





We had a cat named Powder.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 04, 2016 11:49 PM (IeXP9)

252 "If you are Catholic, you cannot deny your marriage partner the "marital act" except for grave reasons. You gotta do it, or go directly to confession."

That explains how my cousin, who married a guy who left a Catholic seminary, wound up with eight kids

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 04, 2016 11:49 PM (rs5De)

253 I never understood all the hate about Meggy Mac around this place. I know she's a kook, but she's a really attractive gal. And not fat at all.
(Go ahead - attack me)

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2016 11:43 PM (gQfxF)

I was about to call it a night, but now I'll just go make another drink and watch the fireworks.

Posted by: Blano at January 04, 2016 11:49 PM (C3E0x)

254 136 Mrs928 has been on an experimental recipe binge for the last couple of weeks. Today she invent kaleslaw, which was actually quite interesting.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 04, 2016 11:28 PM (6TPa2)


Speaking of whether or not food is healthy, I invented something 2 days ago. I mixed up some brownie batter, put half in a pan, put on that a bag of mini Rolo's (chocolate covered caramel), then put the rest of the batter on top, and baked it.
Yum.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:50 PM (+lVUW)

255 Hey y'all.

Posted by: SMFH at January 04, 2016 11:50 PM (ahx2/)

256 publius, I've heard of that theory as well. Dark matter is theorized because of all the missing gravitational mass that holds the galaxy together. Dark energy was theorized as the force that is propelling galaxies apart.
For those that don't know, the Big Squeeze is the universe collapsing back to a singularity due to mass and gravity.
The Big Freeze is that dark energy will propel all the matter in the universe apart until everything gets pushed so far away from everything else that everything, stars, gas, dust eventually just dies out.
The Big Rip, now that is an interesting finale. Who knows. At this point it is all theory. And remember that Einstein himself said that even though his theory postulated black holes, he didn't think nature would allow them to exist.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 04, 2016 11:51 PM (9iR5/)

257 Hi Doctor Nick!

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 04, 2016 11:51 PM (6TPa2)

258 Nerdygirl,
Galaxy Quest is one of my favorite movies ever!! I just watched it again over the weekend for the mumble-teenth time. It always gives me a good laugh.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at January 04, 2016 11:51 PM (xVgrA)

259 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

I don't know if it's about improving your lot in life (Improving your lot if life sounds to me like getting a better job, not necessarily as spiritual growth in Christ)-as much as wanting to escape the bad stuff, which is understandable, but not something promised by Jesus. But I can understand why people saying the rapture is going too happen any minute now are annoying. It's as bad as people predicting when Jesus will return, when scripture tells us not to do that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:51 PM (M+RRn)

260 Any fans of good ol' grits here? For breakfast maybe?

Went ahead and got a box of Quaker Grits last time I was at the market (yesterday). About the only things I know about 'em are that (a) they're made of corn, and (b) Polly Holliday made 'em famous as Flo on "Alice" back in the 1970s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:52 PM (ntObR)

261 @ 243 Mr. Hammer what more can you ask for?

How about a big old lightning bolt?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:52 PM (voOPb)

262 He could create some with spittle and clay, but that would just look weird.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 04, 2016 11:43 PM (kpqmD)


OK, let's get that straight. Isis used clay and Ra's spittle to make a snake that would harm Ra, so she could extort his real name to use in the magic to re-asemble Osiris, after Seth both locked him in a coffin Osiris won in a contest and drowned him in the Nile, AND dismembered him and scattered his bits to the corners of the world.

Right. And that is why the corn grows.

And has anyone done a linkage between Seth and the Sirrush in the Ishtar gate of Babylon, or Isis and the Snake goddess of Crete?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 04, 2016 11:52 PM (q2o38)

263 "Time to get his family armed up too ;-)"


That's awesome, steck. He have his shotgun with him?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:52 PM (rwJmd)

264 155
Evening, all.

So, since the Purple Avenger is MIA (what happened to him, anyway?), who is the resident handyman?

I could use the advice of an appliance repairman.

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2016 11:31 PM (gQfxF)


Blurt it out -- it may even be one of the things I know way too much about.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2016 11:52 PM (EzgxV)

265 Fenelon, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:52 PM (ntObR)

266 Thank you & please remember her name, Gayle.

Posted by: Carol at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (sj3Ax)

Will do. I've known people who do much better than the doctors predict. There's hope.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 04, 2016 11:53 PM (+lVUW)

267 245
The second is that the D.C. Beltway crowd have now realized this, and as much as they might huff and puff about "getting tough on drugs", they are terrified by what the second-order consequences would be if they ever actually did.
Posted by: torquewrench at January 04, 2016 11:48 PM (noWW6)


There's also the strong possibility that American politicians are in on it.

Posted by: rickl at January 04, 2016 11:53 PM (sdi6R)

268 217 @197
I never understood all the hate about Meggy Mac around this place. I know she's a kook, but she's a really attractive gal. And not fat at all.
(Go ahead - attack me)

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2016 11:43 PM (gQfxF)



I believe its the combination of her being an insufferable twat daughter of backstab McCain, "I wasn't a Republican until my daddy ran for president!" and then the cleavage pictures of "Look at my tits" combined with her whining about men objectifying her.

But yeah if she weren't a chip off the old block no one would really care much about her and if you saw a photo it would be "yeah I'd probably hit it."

Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 04, 2016 11:53 PM (zt+N6)

269
Meggy Mac [is] she's a really attractive gal. And not fat at all. (Go ahead - attack me)
Posted by: Chi



Attack? No.

Pity? Yes.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 04, 2016 11:53 PM (kdS6q)

270 And the semi trailer there was probably going to keep holding them in. The problem is the other semi trailer which fell off the cliff, fell off the cliff, so they now had a way out which was right towards Alexandria. They moved the trailer blocking the other exit and then set off the flares to get them to follow the way they wanted. They had time to put up the block at the turn in the road and that was it. So really if they had taken the reinforce the quarry idea that some did suggest they would have been fucked.
Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 04, 2016 11:47 PM (zt+N6)



well, I have not had a really good look at the quarry roads but they would have been better off to put their energy into temporarily blocking the road and coming up with a solution to keep em in there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:53 PM (vb33c)

271 Is this picture of Obama on Drudge for real? If so, wtf. That American flag lapel pin should be ripped right off his jacket.

http://tinyurl.com/jf6pvra

Posted by: gracepc at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (OU4q6)

272 As he sat there, bearing the brunt of my righteous indignation and muttering responses like, "I never noticed," "I really don't think it's that big of a deal," and "I'll get it right next time," I saw his face gradually take on an expression that I'd seen on him a lot in recent years. It was a combination of resignation and demoralization. He looked eerily like our son does when he gets chastised. That's when it hit me. "Why am I doing this? I'm not his mom."


Could've just slapped her in the mouth and said "Shut up, beeyatch! I pay for the groceries around here! I'll buy whatever the fuck I want!"

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (kpqmD)

273 If you are Catholic, you cannot deny your marriage partner the "marital act" except for grave reasons. You gotta do it, or go directly to confession.

He also thought it was cool that Catholics have beer at all their big celebrations. He'd never seen anything like that at his old Lutheran Church. Just coffee, and who needs that to unwind?

Took a couple of years, but yep, he's Catholic now.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 04, 2016 11:45 PM (+YMhA)

The no withholding clause isn't just a Catholic thing at all.

Didn't hubby ever attend a Lutheran Bible study? I have yet to attend one that didn't have alcohol.

Posted by: Blano at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (C3E0x)

274 Darrell (sock?) and yankeefifth, if you're arguing over TWD thing last season with the quarry and the zombies - no, the idea ofletting them out of the quarry and then herding them was obviously idiotic. They have heavy equipment (we saw it in use in previous episodes in their current location). Obvious thing to do was trench/dig out the access road, keeping the quarry an escape-proof trap.

The series has extremely lazy or mediocre writing when it comes to things like this. Painfully stupid, like the pretty girl being chased by the slasher in a horror movie tripping and falling at *just* the right moment. The framework provides lots of room for interesting ideas, but it's just implausible plot twists and implausible hackneyed soap opera most of the time.

Actors are good and many involved are getting rich on it, so there's that.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (QDnY+)

275 What more can you ask.

I can't ask anything really, because I'm not his pastor, but I expect Jesus could ask a lot more. :^) The Clinton are like many people who get so wealthy they become their own gods.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (M+RRn)

276 Sort of a celestial version of the Big Welfare Check that they just know is coming in the mail.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

I am perhaps not the right person to speak with those who believe in such things as the rapture. I cannot understand a faith that is not logical, that denies natural law and assumes that God always works by miracles, outside of the system of nature that He created. Don't get me wrong: there are, indeed, miracles, but that is not the ordinary way in which God works.

The rapture does not appear anywhere in Scripture, or Tradition, but just appears. When I have questioned folks on this belief, I am told that it just is. There is no good rationale for it, nor a history that would lead me to believe it to be a fact. It just "is."

Unfortunately, for most Protestants, Church history begins sometime in the 17th century. It is just impossible for any discussion before that time period that isn't just about how awful the Catholic Church had become. Before that time, everything just becomes polemics.

I have tried mightily to understand, and to learn, and to see the rationale for various Protestant beliefs, but I am still at a loss. It is probably my fault for not seeing so clearly, but it confuses me.

I do apologize for any unpleasantness I have engendered by being so ignorant of Protestantism. I do not mean to belittle it. I know it has done great things for society and for individuals. I just don't get it.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (+YMhA)

277 The comments are working?


70/30 is the best hamburger anyway.

Posted by: eleven at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (qUNWi)

278 Meggy Mac sounds like some kind of de-lish mac-and-cheese dish. ;-)

"Coming soon to Applebee's..."
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)

279 ...appeared with Hill and Chelsea while clutching a Bible.
Yeah. The size of three telephone books. The sincerest form of prayerfulness.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 04, 2016 11:55 PM (DLIIY)

280 " Hey y'all."


What drama you got?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:55 PM (rwJmd)

281 Hello SMFH

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 04, 2016 11:55 PM (voOPb)

282 That's awesome, steck. He have his shotgun with him?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:52 PM (rwJmd)


Naw, this is a pistol - caliber place only. He told me about it though... were you the one who clued him in on the shotgun bargain?

Posted by: Steck at January 04, 2016 11:55 PM (ht/89)

283 g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 04, 2016 11:56 PM (KCxzN)

284

Pic. She's on the right.....

https://twitter.com/MeghanMcCain/status/659781265307123712

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 04, 2016 11:56 PM (kdS6q)

285 It's as bad as people predicting when Jesus will return, when scripture tells us not to do that.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:51 PM (M+RRn)

It is just the same old heresy of gnosticism. Folks always want to know more than the next guy, and show off that they do. I indulge in that when I'm not paying attention. I always feel like an idiot afterward, too.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 04, 2016 11:57 PM (+YMhA)

286 SMFH is here, we can start drinking the good stuff now.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 04, 2016 11:57 PM (YJmuy)

287 "The comments are working? "



You worked it and took a nap, didn't you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:57 PM (rwJmd)

288 Darrell (sock?) and yankeefifth, if you're arguing over TWD thing last season with the quarry and the zombies - no, the idea ofletting them out of the quarry and then herding them was obviously idiotic. They have heavy equipment (we saw it in use in previous episodes in their current location). Obvious thing to do was trench/dig out the access road, keeping the quarry an escape-proof trap.

The series has extremely lazy or mediocre writing when it comes to things like this. Painfully stupid, like the pretty girl being chased by the slasher in a horror movie tripping and falling at *just* the right moment. The framework provides lots of room for interesting ideas, but it's just implausible plot twists and implausible hackneyed soap opera most of the time.

Actors are good and many involved are getting rich on it, so there's that.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (QDnY+)



like the cut of your jib.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:57 PM (vb33c)

289 TWD - nobody ever figures out that they could make a spears and work shifts popping zombie heads from on top of the wall, any of the walls/fences they have had.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 04, 2016 11:57 PM (T78UI)

290 tcn, thanks, all good points.

I consider myself fortunate; I grew up in an ELCA Lutheran church that, at least as I recall, was largely devoid of politics and demonizing of other faiths. We were taught that Luther was a great guy, but that he also had great faults, and that a lot of our liturgy/etc was based on Catholic tradition, so it didn't make sense to belittle the RCC that much.

Unfortunately, some (though thankfully not nearly all) of that was messed up by a Sunday School teacher I had in my late teens, who was also a Rapture nut. He was absolutely convinced that by the year 2000, nuclear war with the Soviets was inevitable. If I ever see that guy again... well, it won't be pleasant.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)

291 I never understood all the hate about Meggy Mac around this place. I know she's a kook, but she's a really attractive gal. And not fat at all.
(Go ahead - attack me)
Posted by: Chi


Have you read her book?

If you haven't, I think we have a homework assignment for you.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:58 PM (9YDUz)

292 284 Pic. She's on the right.....
https://twitter.com/MeghanMcCain/status/659781265307123712
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 04, 2016 11:56 PM (kdS6q)


I call this look "trying too hard."

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:58 PM (iMxBJ)

293 >>Pic. She's on the right.....

https://twitter.com/MeghanMcCain/status/659781265307123712
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix

The elephant is the one with the trunk, right?

Posted by: Aviator at January 04, 2016 11:58 PM (c7vUv)

294 Could've just slapped her in the mouth and said "Shut up, beeyatch! I pay for the groceries around here! I'll buy whatever the fuck I want!"

Perhaps they both pay for groceries

Or perhaps he could have listened to the Pager University video about on forgiveness and forbearance and not beaten her up. :^)

And perhaps she could also not have no complained so much. At least she had an epiphany.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:59 PM (M+RRn)

295 Meggy Mac sounds like some kind of de-lish mac-and-cheese dish. ;-)

"Coming soon to Applebee's..."
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)

more like something served in a mississippi strip bar at the lunch buffet.


Posted by: yankeefifth at January 04, 2016 11:59 PM (vb33c)

296 "He told me about it though... were you the one who clued him in on the shotgun bargain?"

Yeah, sister gave it me. It's a good little gun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:59 PM (rwJmd)

297 I don't do drama, Ricardo.

But hello all the same.

Hey MisHum and Blanco.

Posted by: SMFH at January 04, 2016 11:59 PM (ahx2/)

298 I wouldn't kick her out of bed. She's a little big, so what?

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 04, 2016 11:59 PM (UnJ7w)

299 248 >>I never understood all the hate about Meggy Mac around this place. I know she's a kook, but she's a really attractive gal. And not fat at all.
(Go ahead - attack me)
Posted by: Chi


Most of the hate for Meggy Mac is because she's a vacuous idiot whose every word was fawned over by the media because of her last name and the fact that she was criticizing the right. The attacks on her weight and looks were just an easy avenue of attack.

She's not bad looking by general population standards but she's nothing special either. Yet we were supposed to view her like a princess anyway. Same for the banalities that a ghost writer managed to cobble into a published book for her. Full spectrum banal mediocrity - that's meggy mac in a nutshell.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 04, 2016 11:59 PM (pAlYe)

300 y5, something with lots of $5s tucked in the side of her thong? Ooookay then... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:00 AM (ntObR)

301 Actually buzzion I didn't think there were two ramps out of the quarry. Just the one. In any case, blocking it then digging out a stretch to cut it permanently was well within their capabilities, and the obvious course of action. Quarry was a miraculous godsend, totally implausible that they'd instead try to herd a zillion of 'em after letting them out of the quarry.

Don't think the writers have the talent to keep the pot boiling without constant reliance on implausible plot twists. But they keep it boiling their way, so good for them.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 05, 2016 12:00 AM (QDnY+)

302
260 Any fans of good ol' grits here? For breakfast maybe?

Loved them with butter and sugar as a young kid.

About 30 years later I rediscovered them in Kentucky as a side dish to a frog's legs breakfast. No sugar, just a bit of butter. An excellent breakfast.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 05, 2016 12:00 AM (RcpcZ)

303 Let's also not forget Megaton McCain going on Leno (I think?) and whining that all her dates want to talk about is Sarah Palin.

Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 05, 2016 12:01 AM (zt+N6)

304 " I don't do drama, Ricardo. "


Whaaaat.....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2016 12:01 AM (rwJmd)

305 TWD - nobody ever figures out that they could make a spears and work shifts popping zombie heads from on top of the wall, any of the walls/fences they have had.

Posted by: Burnt Toast


That was my beef seasons ago. A Roman legion would have owned North America by now.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:01 AM (9YDUz)

306
And not to beat on Megs too much -- tonight -- but she's worth millions thru her Mom and thru her Dad anyone who marries her gets at least a seat in the House. And STILL no man will put a ring on it.

That speaks volumes.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2016 12:02 AM (kdS6q)

307 "Coming soon to Applebee's"

Great chi & chemjeff fighting over McCains spawn

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 05, 2016 12:02 AM (voOPb)

308 oh yeah, why didn't the people in the luxury community have a few inner walls to retreat to in the event th outer wall is breached. even more, if some dunce is parading a herd of tens of thousands of zombies by your homes, how about having a few people watching in case anything goes wrong and having everyone ready, not just wandering around hoping everything works.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 05, 2016 12:02 AM (vb33c)

309 Chi, turn in yer Moron card.

Not over Meggie Muck's looks, or kookiness. None of that matters.

HER MOM OWNS A FRIKKIN' BEER DISTRIBUTORSHIP, ya big dope! /Levin

How could you have failed to remember that, that very most important fact of all?

And with that much beer, yeah, I'd hit her, too! *hic!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 05, 2016 12:02 AM (McRlu)

310 Sharing my earworm of the evening.

Powderfinger, "My Happiness":

https://youtu.be/HM_eb0vVo0k (sfw)

Not sure what the video has to do with the song, unless slinky is the path to happiness.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 05, 2016 12:03 AM (YJmuy)

311 "I wouldn't kick her out of bed. She's a little big, so what?"


See, there is nothing. There ain't no thing at all wrong with a curvy gal.


But Meggy says some weird shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2016 12:03 AM (rwJmd)

312 Unfortunately, for most Protestants, Church history begins sometime in the 17th century.

I think it depends on the Protestants and whether they have any interest in Church history. One of my professors for Church who was a Protestant did his dissertation on the beguine moment in medieval christianity and he knew a lot about RC. In fact, or classes on Church history didn't just begin with the Reformation and where back to early theological controversies in the church..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:03 AM (M+RRn)

313 That's awesome, steck. He have his shotgun with him?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 04, 2016 11:52 PM (rwJmd)

I did not. Assumed range didn't allow that, and didn't want to get banned my first time there. Turns out it's a nice, easy drive from my place.

Posted by: Blano at January 05, 2016 12:03 AM (C3E0x)

314 Meant professors for Church History.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:04 AM (M+RRn)

315 256: If you're interested in this, you might want to read about the "Cosmological Constant" (CC) and its history. Dark Energy is just the CC coming back.

In short, when Einstein first developed General Relativity, the governing equation of which is known as the Einstein Field Equations (EFE, which ain't no Romper Room math, BTW) predicted a dynamic universe. There couldn't be a static universe. It was either expanding without limit or it would collapse back in on itself (which depends on the initial conditions of your "Big Bang" starting event).

This was before Hubble by about 10 - 15 years. The external galaxies we know of today where "nebula" back then. We had no damn clue how big the universe was, and how matter was distributed on that enormous scale.

So Einstein came up with a fudge factor, the CC, to hold things in perfect balance and allow for a static universe.

Then came Hubble and the "expansion of the universe" (I put this in quotes because terms like this are all coordinate dependent, ie depend on which reference frame you adopt. In some "space is expanding". In others, not so much. This is because space and time, are well relative. The invariants are all the same, of course).

Einstein called this his "greatest blunder". He could have *predicted* the expansion of the Universe 10 years before Hubble, and that would have made his perceived prowess and genius all the more. But he thought the idea was just nuts.

But, over the past few decades, it's become apparent the expansion is accelerating. So the CC comes back, but not in the way Einstein originally intended it.

Note the question. Is the CC something real. Some new form of matter/energy that acts like a CC, or is it just the basic form of "reality", of empty spacetime.

No one has a clue.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 05, 2016 12:04 AM (dvuhZ)

316 The zombies are attacted to sound and they iz dummm.

The number and kinds of traps you could set is just endless.

You could put a bell on a pole dangling over a fire pit and the zombies would fall in and burn until the pit was full.



Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 12:04 AM (MQEz6)

317 Not over Meggie Muck's looks, or kookiness. None of that matters.
HER MOM OWNS A FRIKKIN' BEER DISTRIBUTORSHIP, ya big dope! /Levin
How could you have failed to remember that, that very most important fact of all?
And with that much beer, yeah, I'd hit her, too! *hic!*


And yet no man has married this beer dowry with some cushion for the pushin'.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 05, 2016 12:04 AM (pAlYe)

318 255
Hey y'all.

Posted by: SMFH at January 04, 2016 11:50 PM (ahx2/)


Howdy, howdy!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 12:04 AM (EzgxV)

319 I'm getting too old to talk about "hitting", (odd term), any particular "chick".

-I don't know why I put quotes around "chick". I use the term "broad" freely.-

...but I would listen to Ms. McCain for about five minutes before walking on to another area of any given space.

...around two a.m., I would be asking her more about herself.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:04 AM (OQ9R7)

320 Posted by: torquewrench at January 04, 2016 11:48 PM (noWW6)

It was the exact same thing we found out in Afghanistan with the Opium Poppy.

If we had forced them to stop growing them, the economy would have collapsed...

so even in American controlled areas, the Opium trade continued...

So our War in Afghanistan did not support our 'War' on drugs... go figure...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 05, 2016 12:05 AM (f7rv6)

321 Fenelon, yup. And then there's the fact that what's in the Bible was decided by various *councils* through the ages.

It all just kind of influences me in the direction, that since God knew all this BS was going to happen, He designed the Bible as (among other things) a kind of Rorschach test.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)

322 " did not. Assumed range didn't allow that, and didn't want to get banned my first time there. Turns out it's a nice, easy drive from my place."


Where'd ya'll go?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2016 12:07 AM (rwJmd)

323 Meggy says some weird shit.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2016 12:03 AM (rwJmd)

That's ok, that's why you just tune 'em out. She'd definitely be one I'd have to get dizzied up before first though.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 05, 2016 12:07 AM (UnJ7w)

324 301 Actually buzzion I didn't think there were two ramps out of the quarry. Just the one. In any case, blocking it then digging out a stretch to cut it permanently was well within their capabilities, and the obvious course of action. Quarry was a miraculous godsend, totally implausible that they'd instead try to herd a zillion of 'em after letting them out of the quarry.

Don't think the writers have the talent to keep the pot boiling without constant reliance on implausible plot twists. But they keep it boiling their way, so good for them.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 05, 2016 12:00 AM (QDnY+)



Two ways out of the quarry. Both blocked by Semis. Rick gives his speech about the plan in front of one set, when the other set collapses and they begin walking out that way. The pull open the closer set so they could lead them that way. As he says "They're heading for home, We don't have choice. That's why they start shooting and making noise so they all turn and herd out that way.

Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 05, 2016 12:07 AM (zt+N6)

325 I've always thought "hitting" on someone was nasty term. I think "making a pass at" or "flirting with" sounds much better.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:07 AM (M+RRn)

326 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 04, 2016 11:59 PM (M+RRn)

It's funnier if you read it in a Dave Chapelle doing his Rick James impression voice.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 05, 2016 12:07 AM (kpqmD)

327 zombies love obama phones.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 05, 2016 12:07 AM (vb33c)

328 Hey cooth : )

Posted by: SMFH at January 05, 2016 12:08 AM (ahx2/)

329 Yeah if hit her with that Budweiser truck too Jim from TX

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 05, 2016 12:08 AM (voOPb)

330 Pic. She's on the right.....
https://twitter.com/MeghanMcCain/status/659781265307123712
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 04, 2016 11:56 PM (kdS6q)

I call this look "trying too hard."

Posted by: Splunge at January 04, 2016 11:58 PM (iMxBJ)

Ok, I looked. Bow wow.

Posted by: Blano at January 05, 2016 12:08 AM (C3E0x)

331 https://twitter.com/MeghanMcCain/status/659781265307123712

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix

I'm proud to say that Meggie Mac blocked me after John Ekdahl live blogged her short lived tv show and John and I mocked it mercilessly to her producer.

That or she has a mass block on anyone who follows Ace

Posted by: kbdabear at January 05, 2016 12:08 AM (GrXXa)

332
Note the question. Is the CC something real. Some new form of matter/energy that acts like a CC, or is it just the basic form of "reality", of empty spacetime.

No one has a clue.

Posted by: publius


I still don't buy that Dark Energy is a necessary thing to counter the invented Dark Matter. Too many propositions that just end up sounding like cosmological prostitution.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:08 AM (9YDUz)

333 Last comment on the utterly inconsequential topic, but TWD series also has had some comically amateurish continuity-editing failures. Funniest one was the guy ("Eugene" - long hair, great actor, funny) who (again, implausibly) claimed to know the "cure" - and this claim was actually taken seriously by people who were the only people on earth to actually know the truth.

They had personally been in the CDC with the last researcher before it self-destructed, and he had given them the executive summary. They were literally the best informed people alive, the only ones still breathing who had the actual inside story. But some nobody wanders up and tells *these* particular people, of all people, that *he* has the answer? And they make it their mission to take him to DC because of this claim? WTF?

It was if the writers of that and the next few episodes hadn't seen the first season or whenever it was. Even when Eugene confesses his claim is a put-on, there isn't any reaction. From, again, the only people alive who actually have direct knowledge of the best scientific understanding of the disease, and who of course would never have taken Eugene's claims seriously.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 05, 2016 12:09 AM (QDnY+)

334 "...around two a.m., I would be asking her more about herself."

Okay, so you like to talk in bed. Just not my thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2016 12:09 AM (rwJmd)

335 No one has a clue.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 05, 2016 12:04 AM (dvuhZ)
-------I'm not all that smart, but I'm trying to wrap my head around it.
As an aside, I've decided that I have mass, therefore I have gravity. If I could park my body out in deep space my mass and gravity could bend light. If I were in the middle of a dust cloud, my mass and gravity could eventually create a star. This kind of stuff keeps me awake at night

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 12:09 AM (9iR5/)

336 Naw, this is a pistol - caliber place only.
-----------

Well... technically, .410 would be okay. I wouldn't make that argument though, wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at January 05, 2016 12:09 AM (RrDm2)

337 FenelonSpoke. It's the ONT we can say hit her or hit him depending on your persuasion

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 05, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb)

338 332 I still don't buy that Dark Energy is a necessary thing to counter the invented Dark Matter.

Is it to counter Dark Matter? I thought it was for "Hey, the universe expansion is accelerating? That takes energy! WTF?!?"

Posted by: Splunge at January 05, 2016 12:10 AM (iMxBJ)

339
Two ways out of the quarry. Both blocked by Semis. Rick gives his speech about the plan in front of one set, when the other set collapses and they begin walking out that way. The pull open the closer set so they could lead them that way. As he says "They're heading for home, We don't have choice. That's why they start shooting and making noise so they all turn and herd out that way.
Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 05, 2016 12:07 AM (zt+N6)



both routes were blocked by a pair of semis. when rick was talking one of the further pair of semis fell into the quarry. someone could have set up another block further up the road.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 05, 2016 12:10 AM (vb33c)

340
She's not bad looking by general population standards
Posted by: Maetenloch



Below average. And for evidence, submitted are the average faces for various countries. Guy takes hundreds of pics and averages the results. There's probably a selection effect in his sample, but most of the women should be roughly Megs age.

http://tinyurl.com/qjbdlak

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2016 12:11 AM (kdS6q)

341 I wonder what that wife does to her Children God help them, reminds me of Mommy Dearest, and my own Mother but when she drank she would be a lot worse. It's sad but my life was better when she died,

I think the Husband gave up and is just waiting for the kids to leave home then he will leave too.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 05, 2016 12:11 AM (c4yY7)

342 Full spectrum banal mediocrity - that's meggy mac in a nutshell.


Posted by: Maetenloch


That's a big nutshell, fellah.

Tell him about the Twinky.

Posted by: Winston Zedemore at January 05, 2016 12:11 AM (+1T7c)

343 Dark Energy and Dark Matter are not necessarily connected in any way.

Dark Energy is hypothesized to exist to explain the increased rate of expansion.

Dark Matter is hypothesized to exist to explain levels of gravitational attraction that can't be accounted for by baryonic matter.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 12:12 AM (MQEz6)

344 Blurt it out -- it may even be one of the things I know way too much about.
Posted by: cthulhu
-------------------
I picked up a freezer yesterday.
Perfect size for me - maybe 2' wide & only 4' or so tall. 12 cubic feet?
But it won't "cold."
I plugged it in about 12 hours ago. I heard/felt the compressor turn on, but no cold. Can you charge this thing? Or is it just a boat anchor?

It is basically a box with wire racks at this point.If nothing else, i may turn it into a cold smoker - drill a 4" hole in the bottom for smoke to get in, a bunch of holes in the top for smoke to escape...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 12:12 AM (gQfxF)

345 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 05, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb)

The only time I want to hit on somebody is when they dare to bring home the wrong ratio of fat content in the hamburger. ;^) J/K

I just don't like the term whether it's used for men or women

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:12 AM (M+RRn)

346 "Okay, so you like to talk in bed. Just not my thing."
-Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2016 12:09 AM (rwJmd)

I'll just let that go because Forgiveness.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:12 AM (OQ9R7)

347 341 I wonder what that wife does to her Children God help them, reminds me of Mommy Dearest, and my own Mother but when she drank she would be a lot worse. It's sad but my life was better when she died,

I think the Husband gave up and is just waiting for the kids to leave home then he will leave too.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 05, 2016 12:11 AM (c4yY7)

So no wire hangers, I'm guessing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 05, 2016 12:13 AM (kpqmD)

348 I still don't buy that Dark Energy is a necessary thing to counter the invented Dark Matter.

They're separate things.

Dark matter contributes the gravity that keeps galaxies from flying apart and it creates a flat universe. Dark energy powers the expansion of the universe.

IT'S SCIENCE!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 05, 2016 12:13 AM (RU5ki)

349 RK headed to co anytime soon?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 12:13 AM (voOPb)

350 Where'd ya'll go?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2016 12:07 AM (rwJmd)

Off Duty Armory in Burleson, on 174 just north of Joshua.

Posted by: Blano at January 05, 2016 12:14 AM (C3E0x)

351 I've always thought "hitting" on someone was nasty term. I think "making a pass at" or "flirting with" sounds much better.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
--------------

I prefer the Britishism 'Chatting up'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at January 05, 2016 12:14 AM (RrDm2)

352 It was if the writers of that and the next few
episodes hadn't seen the first season or whenever it was. Even when
Eugene confesses his claim is a put-on, there isn't any reaction. From,
again, the only people alive who actually have direct knowledge of the
best scientific understanding of the disease, and who of course would
never have taken Eugene's claims seriously.



Posted by: rhomboid at January 05, 2016 12:09 AM (QDnY+)

You would think that the visit to the CDC would be a talking point in later episodes.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2016 12:14 AM (T78UI)

353 Actually buzzion I didn't think there were two ramps out of the quarry. Just the one.
Posted by: rhomboid


There were most definitely two; the rear ramp had a tractor trailer fall off one side and became an open avenue.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:15 AM (9YDUz)

354 Blano, isn't Burleson where the "Affluenza" Couch family is from, or where they live??

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

355 "That's ok, that's why you just tune 'em out. She'd definitely be one I'd have to get dizzied up before first though."


So, like get her lickerd-up and wrry about it the next day?


Al right,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2016 12:15 AM (rwJmd)

356 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at January 05, 2016 12:14 AM (RrDm2)

Yes, that's nicer too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:15 AM (M+RRn)

357 IT'S SCIENCE!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 05, 2016 12:13 AM (RU5ki)
-------Nope. It's just theoretical at this point. As in, not proven. Sorta like AGW.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 12:15 AM (9iR5/)

358 FenelonSpoke
Understood I will attempt to curb my rudeness when you are about,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 12:16 AM (voOPb)

359 We don't know if E=mc2 applies to Dark Matter ot Dark Energy.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 12:16 AM (MQEz6)

360 164 Just saw "Galaxy Quest" yesterday. That was good.

Posted by: nerdygirl

Wait. You mean for the first time????
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (9YDUz)


I don't even remember it ever being released the first time around.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 05, 2016 12:16 AM (+lVUW)

361 "Below average. And for evidence, submitted are the average faces for various countries. Guy takes hundreds of pics and averages the results. There's probably a selection effect in his sample, but most of the women should be roughly Megs age."
http://tinyurl.com/qjbdlak
-Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2016 12:11 AM (kdS6q)

Ugh. She's in makeup, most of the time, but she's above average.

I have my own metrics and I'll bet a dollar to a donut that they're better than your example.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:16 AM (OQ9R7)

362 All I'm getting from tonight's thread is that Meggie Mac is continually expanding. Where she's expanding, however, depends on the observer's viewpoint.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 05, 2016 12:16 AM (YJmuy)

363 351 I've always thought "hitting" on someone was nasty term. I think "making a pass at" or "flirting with" sounds much better.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
--------------

I prefer the Britishism 'Chatting up'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at January 05, 2016 12:14 AM (RrDm2)

Club 'em and drag 'em back to the cave. It's far more efficient with a vastly higher success rate.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 05, 2016 12:16 AM (kpqmD)

364 So I took my boy's for haircuts today. One of those chain places, inexpensive. So my 7 yo had his first haircut from a trannie. I didn't think they would work in such a low end place. I don't think my son noticed, he would have said something if he did... In front of him/her/xer/ xim or what ever they call themselves.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at January 05, 2016 12:17 AM (xVgrA)

365 buzzion, maybe that's the comic book? In the TV series, the quarry op is a deliberate one, discussed/debated in advance. The preparation is extensive. Nothing "goes wrong" to force their hand or change the timetable. Only the preposterously timely "Wolf" attack on the village disrupts the operation (and then only because the truck horn is stuck "on").

Could be remembering it wrong, but I don't recall the TV episode proceeding as you describe it. In the meeting, Rick and the proponents actually undercut their own case - if there's time to see erosion dumping one of the blocking semis out of the way, uncorking the quarry, there's plenty of time to add 10 more semis to the blockade, then dig out the road behind them. Kind of the first thing probably nearly everyone thought of when the problem was presented.

In any case, Alexandria is effed anyway (because apparently everyone suddenly forgot you could lure the herds away with noise just as they were orginally drawn to the walls - another recurring weakness to the writing, tried and true solutions are routinely forgotten whenever they would resolve the challenge do jour).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 05, 2016 12:17 AM (QDnY+)

366 Dark matter and Dark Energy are two different things, being significant on two vastly different ends of the scale of the universe.

Dark matter is "missing mass". The galaxies (including our own Milky Way) have "problematic" rotation curves. It means they are more massive than the visible matter would indicate. Now, you can modify gravity (the EFE of General Relativity) and there have been all sorts of attempts at that. Only problem is, in many cases these should show up with the solar system dynamics. We'd see slightly different behavior in the solar system demonstrating gravity was behaving differently that thought.

The other answer is "more mass there than we can see". Since we can't see it, it's dark. Hence dark matter.

And it's looking more and more like that has to be the case. For various reason, this stuff doesn't interact electromagnetically (why it is dark) or does so in some ridiculously weak fashion.

Dark energy comes into play on the cosmological scale (against which a galaxy is but a fly speck on a fly speck). As I was rambling about above, it's just another name for "something" that acts like the (in)famous Cosmological Constant.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 05, 2016 12:17 AM (dvuhZ)

367 There were most definitely two; the rear ramp had a tractor trailer fall off one side and became an open avenue.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:15 AM (9YDUz)



yeah but if you google the scene it is apparent that there is hardly anything holding them in you would not have needed much to put up something to replace the semi which fell.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 05, 2016 12:17 AM (vb33c)

368 360 164 Just saw "Galaxy Quest" yesterday. That was good.

Posted by: nerdygirl

Wait. You mean for the first time????
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 04, 2016 11:32 PM (9YDUz)

I don't even remember it ever being released the first time around.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 05, 2016 12:16 AM (+lVUW)

And you call yourself nerdygirl...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 05, 2016 12:17 AM (kpqmD)

369 359
We don't know if E=mc2 applies to Dark Matter ot Dark Energy.

-----
As I understand it, and like I said upthread I'm not that smart, it would almost have to with our current understanding of physics.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 12:18 AM (9iR5/)

370 A Roman legion would have owned North America by now.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranks_of_Bronze

Posted by: andycanuck at January 05, 2016 12:18 AM (DLIIY)

371 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 05, 2016 12:11 AM (c4yY7)

I think she probably needs something to write about. Perhaps she blogs for a living. Yes, it sounds a little overwrought, but nobody that's married- even happily married- hasn't had spouses who get irritable and say stupid stuff and been irritable and said stupid stuff themselves.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:18 AM (M+RRn)

372 160 Remember that people . . . have an empathy budget. And when you're a bitch or a dick to them their forbearance of your behavior out of love saps that budget until there's none left for any generosity and affection.

That goes for parents and children as well.

****

My father was an abusive prick who "taught" me "not to be so goddamn smart" by beating the crap out of me and, later in life, sending me long letters filled with scathing criticisms of my life and values.

(I suspect a deep resentment of my success in life was behind his bitterness.)

My sister, a 300-pound hulk of seething anger, regularly sends me emails accusing me of a multitude of sins, telling me she's doing it "so you don't wind up being like Dad."

Apparently the concepts of "irony" , "projection', and "identifying with the aggressor" are lost on her.

(I've broken off contact, as you might expect. She still emails, utterly perplexed at my silence. I understand why: if I refuse to engage, there's nothing new for her to criticize and jeer at. It's gotta be enraging to be ignored!)

Posted by: Noam Sayen at January 05, 2016 12:18 AM (FkgZk)

373 Dark Energy and Dark Matter are not necessarily connected in any way.


Posted by: eman


Oh, my bad.

Posted by: E = MC˛ at January 05, 2016 12:19 AM (9YDUz)

374 Blano, isn't Burleson where the "Affluenza" Couch family is from, or where they live??

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

Had to look it up, but yeah apparently, and where the drunk driving killing took place.

Posted by: Blano at January 05, 2016 12:19 AM (C3E0x)

375 Moe Lane's poetry satire is brilliant and perfect. He could win awards with that simple device. Its a good trick for kids forced to write poetry for a class.

[i[]Is it to counter Dark Matter? I thought it was for "Hey, the universe expansion is accelerating? That takes energy! WTF?!?"

"dark matter" and "dark energy" are basically scientists hand waving gaps in their theories away with invented crap. "Undetectable mystery stuff that makes my theory work" is a better name. Its the underpants gnome method of cosmology.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 05, 2016 12:19 AM (39g3+)

376 Megan Mac?

Well, she's not hideous, which is more or less a null value.

She's wealthy - which is a net positive.

A man could do worse.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 05, 2016 12:20 AM (lutOX)

377 Nope. It's just theoretical at this point. As in, not proven. Sorta like AGW.

When is a theory proven?

String theory/M theory/super-symmetry are just theory, unconnected to any empirical observation, and maybe any possible empirical observation. They're just clever speculation based on multiple layers of untested assumptions. OTOH, dark energy and dark matter are both supported by observation.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 05, 2016 12:20 AM (RU5ki)

378 It's the time of the season for zombies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 05, 2016 12:20 AM (FkBIv)

379 Snow flurries today in W. NC. Current temp is 22.3 deg.

Some schools closed further up the ridge.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2016 12:20 AM (OLNwX)

380 lindafell, hmm. Please describe the haircutter. M-to-F or F-to-M?

Also, would you say you got good customer service??

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

381 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 12:16 AM (voOPb)

Don't worry about it. :^) I'm not asking people to change how they speak. I just don't care for the term. I wouldn't describe you as rude, MH. There have been some ONT where people need fireproof garments to post here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:21 AM (M+RRn)

382 Dark matter = Her
Dark energy = What she does

Posted by: Cottonwood Kulak at January 05, 2016 12:21 AM (cGqiy)

383 publius, not to be nosy, but what do you do for a living? You seem to be really well versed on the physics side of things.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 12:21 AM (9iR5/)

384 As I also recall, Kelly Clarkson is from Burleson.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:21 AM (ntObR)

385 FenelonSpoke
Understood I will attempt to curb my rudeness when you are about,



You do that.

I'm totally hitting on Fenelon.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2016 12:21 AM (1xUj/)

386 I picked up a freezer yesterday.

Perfect size for me - maybe 2' wide only 4' or so tall. 12 cubic feet?

But it won't "cold."

I plugged it in about 12 hours ago. I heard/felt the compressor turn
on, but no cold. Can you charge this thing? Or is it just a boat
anchor?



It is basically a box with wire racks at this point.If nothing
else, i may turn it into a cold smoker - drill a 4" hole in the bottom
for smoke to get in, a bunch of holes in the top for smoke to escape...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 12:12 AM (gQfxF)

You can charge it, but probably not worth it.
Most likely not R-132 (automotive type), not likely to have charging ports either.
DIY - you'll need an EPA cert to get the refrigerant (and most places will hassle you about it anyway), a saddle-clamp type charging valve, a gauge set, refrigerant... probably a couple hundred $ right there.You could throw it the back of the truck and get it done at a repair shop for less.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2016 12:22 AM (T78UI)

387 344
Blurt it out -- it may even be one of the things I know way too much about.

Posted by: cthulhu

-------------------

I picked up a freezer yesterday.

Perfect size for me - maybe 2' wide only 4' or so tall. 12 cubic feet?

But it won't "cold."

I plugged it in about 12 hours ago. I heard/felt the compressor turn
on, but no cold. Can you charge this thing? Or is it just a boat
anchor?



It is basically a box with wire racks at this point.If nothing
else, i may turn it into a cold smoker - drill a 4" hole in the bottom
for smoke to get in, a bunch of holes in the top for smoke to escape...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 12:12 AM (gQfxF)


Hah! It's one that I know about!

Here's the dealio -- if it's got fittings for the refrigerant, you can make it work; if it's got crimped tubes, it's probably more work than you need to deal with.

Somewhere on (or in) it is a plaque that tells the flavor of refrigerant and high-side/low-side pressures. If you can find that, that would almost certainly be the service area -- and it's probable that you can find it by following the power cord. Look inside that area and see if you find crimped tubes or fittings on the coolant line.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 12:22 AM (EzgxV)

388 @364 lindafell

At first I thought you had written trainie as in rookie hair cutter. Then re-read and voila light bulb goes of. A tranny, so kid didn't say anything, what Bout Mom?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 12:22 AM (voOPb)

389 375 "dark matter" and "dark energy" are basically scientists hand waving gaps in their theories away with invented crap.

Inventing possible explanations for observed phenomena that don't match the models is exactly how physics has advanced for a very long time. Quantum theory was once "invented crap;" now it is very well-confirmed.

Posted by: Splunge at January 05, 2016 12:22 AM (iMxBJ)

390 Specimen 5, 6

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 05, 2016 12:23 AM (GdFQh)

391 -Posted by: Noam Sayen at January 05, 2016 12:18 AM (FkgZk)

Keep it up, Sir. "Release" is, indeed, a highly valued commodity. There are those with my email that I simply delete, if for no other reason than to save my sanity.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:23 AM (OQ9R7)

392
Those "ten scariest theories" were little more than bafflegab on par with the profundities a group of dope smokers utter when they traipse into your dorm room after a few rounds of Pass the Blunt.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2016 12:23 AM (BK3ZS)

393 365 buzzion, maybe that's the comic book? In the TV series, the quarry op is a deliberate one, discussed/debated in advance. The preparation is extensive. Nothing "goes wrong" to force their hand or change the timetable. Only the preposterously timely "Wolf" attack on the village disrupts the operation (and then only because the truck horn is stuck "on").



Dude watch it again. It was a planned Op yes. But it was also done on the fly. They were not supposed to do it that day. It was only supposed to be a rehearsal run for the actual run. That's why Glenn had to go clear out that one store. It was said multiple times that it was only supposed to be a dry run, that they're not ready, that they don't have a choice but to do it now.


In any case, Alexandria is effed anyway (because apparently everyone suddenly forgot you could lure the herds away with noise just as they were orginally drawn to the walls - another recurring weakness to the writing, tried and true solutions are routinely forgotten whenever they would resolve the challenge do jour).


Posted by: rhomboid at January 05, 2016 12:17 AM (QDnY+)



And no they haven't forgotten. That was talked about several times. Going out and getting a vehicle to lure them away. One dumbass almost killed himself attempting it.

Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 05, 2016 12:23 AM (zt+N6)

394 Tell him about the Twinky.
Is it poisoned?

Posted by: zombie king joffrey at January 05, 2016 12:24 AM (DLIIY)

395 night everyone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 05, 2016 12:24 AM (vb33c)

396 Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2016 12:21 AM (1xUj/)

LOL.

I think you have your hands full right now, Bandersnatch.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:24 AM (M+RRn)

397 And STILL no man will put a ring on it.

That speaks volumes.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2016 12:02 AM (kdS6q)

Maybe someone should help her out and tell her that if she's waiting for Michael Ian Black to ask her out it's gonna be a long, long wait.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 05, 2016 12:24 AM (nFdGS)

398 351 I've always thought "hitting" on someone was nasty term. I think "making a pass at" or "flirting with" sounds much better.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
--------------

I prefer the Britishism 'Chatting up'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at January 05, 2016 12:14 AM (RrDm2)
***
"Take a run at," was one I'd heard once and more than once.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 05, 2016 12:24 AM (lutOX)

399 383: Oh, I'm just a Southern Redneck country boy who got a degree in Physics, which I didn't use one damn bit. The academic life ain't for me. You might say I loved science (why things do what they do) but I learned I didn't like scien*tists* too well. Well, leftard types, which the vast majority of them are.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 05, 2016 12:24 AM (dvuhZ)

400 I thought I read that they were going to make a TV series of Galaxy Quest.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 05, 2016 12:24 AM (c4yY7)

401 Arashi, Don't Shoot!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 05, 2016 12:25 AM (GdFQh)

402 Fenelon,
Maybe I missed something, but you do realize that when someone says "I'd hit it" that doesn't mean hit ON a person, right?
We're not talking about flirting here. Unfortunately, you are among the Horde, which means a bunch of the smartest heathens the interwebs could compile.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 12:26 AM (gQfxF)

403 It is basically a box with wire racks at this
point.If nothing else, i may turn it into a cold smoker - drill a 4"
hole in the bottom for smoke to get in, a bunch of holes in the top for
smoke to escape...


Posted by: Chi


What brand is the freezer, and how old is it? It may be that the type of coolant/ freon used in it is no longer legally obtained, and you can't recharge it (or have it recharged). Also, newer refrigerant (freon R114A or something newer) wouldn't work because it would not lubricate the compressor internal bearings (something the older freon were expected to do).

And yes, there is no relationship between types of freon used in a coolant loop in a freezer and dark matter. The government just made this all too complicated.

Which is another bone I have to pick. My wife and I just bought a new clothes washed, because the old one has a defective part that is too expensive/labor to fix (and it is fixable). Congress, in its infinite wisdom, has mandated washer efficiency, so now we get these low water/high efficiency washers, that wash clothes in a strange way (limited water usage).
The government is interested in how we wash our clothes now. If the founders were alive, they'd be shooting by now.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a rube in America at January 05, 2016 12:26 AM (+1T7c)

404 There were most definitely two; the rear ramp had a tractor trailer fall off one side and became an open avenue.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:15 AM (9YDUz)







yeah but if you google the scene it is apparent that there is hardly
anything holding them in you would not have needed much to put up
something to replace the semi which fell.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 05, 2016 12:17 AM (vb33c)

http://stream-tv2.ag/

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2016 12:27 AM (T78UI)

405 Oh, I'm just a Southern Redneck country boy who got a degree in Physics
--------
I like reading your stuff. You always seem to put some knowledge on me.
*tips hat*

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 12:27 AM (9iR5/)

406 @ 377 Cicero:

" OTOH, dark energy and dark matter are both supported by observation."

To which I offer the following as irrefutable proof of theory:

* Democrat Underground

* Daily Kos


Bet Neil DeGrassyass can't science like that!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 05, 2016 12:27 AM (McRlu)

407 qdpsteve,
M to F. I think they were just a tranvestite not a transsexual.
I got great customer service, he/she was very nice. They usually are to me for some reason. It doesn't really bother me. I don't agree with it but live and let live, c'est la vie!

Posted by: lindafell de spair at January 05, 2016 12:27 AM (xVgrA)

408 I'm tired. A day of jogging, shooting and drinking makes Blano a tired boy. Happy, but tired.

'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at January 05, 2016 12:27 AM (C3E0x)

409 -Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 12:26 AM (gQfxF)

If I were you, I'd buy smartheathen.com as soon as possible.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:27 AM (OQ9R7)

410 400 I thought I read that they were going to make a TV series of Galaxy Quest.


Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 05, 2016 12:24 AM (c4yY7)


Thus.... squaring, the circle....

Its like.... a Movie about a show, that they are going to turn into a show, about the movie....

ahhhhhhhhhh

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 05, 2016 12:27 AM (f7rv6)

411 One bulldozer or tractor trailer truck and I'd have turned that pit into the Rachel Corrie Memorial Quarry.

Posted by: anyone with half a brain (heh) on TWD at January 05, 2016 12:27 AM (H9MG5)

412 boy's for haircuts today. One of those chain places, inexpensive. So my 7 yo had his first haircut from a trannie. I didn't think they would work in such a low end place. I don't think my son noticed, he would have said something if he did... In front of him/her/xer/ xim or what ever they call themselves.
Posted by: lindafell de spair at January 05, 2016 12:17 AM (xVgrA)

SHIMS I heard a Cop use it thought it made sense.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 05, 2016 12:28 AM (c4yY7)

413 Jesus is coming back...

NOW!

He's returning...

NOW!

RIGHT NOW!

.
.
.

Jesus is coming back...

NOW!

Okay, NOW!

Just a minute...

NOW!

...

Posted by: Prog Nosticator at January 05, 2016 12:28 AM (eauMe)

414 Well, it may not be that matter/energy equivalence applies to dark matter and dark energy.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 12:28 AM (MQEz6)

415 I have one like that. It's up in my room.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 05, 2016 12:29 AM (GdFQh)

416 Tell him about the Twinky.
Is it poisoned?

Posted by: zombie king joffrey


It's tasty!

Posted by: LittleFinger at January 05, 2016 12:29 AM (9YDUz)

417 Huh. Liberal friend on Facebook just popped out with a new disparaging term: ammosexual.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 05, 2016 12:29 AM (o78gS)

418 Inventing possible explanations for observed phenomena that don't match the models is exactly how physics has advanced for a very long time.

I agree. I believe that we've reached pretty close to the limits of what our current understanding of science and methods can achieve, and now they're just making stuff up like Medieval alchemists. Hey, you can make money at it if your name rhymes with Mocking.

Dark Matter came about because the prevailing theory of the universe (big bang and expansion, then contraction in a cycle) was revealed to be impossible with the existing matter we know of. So scientists didn't say "well maybe we're wrong" they said "my grants rely on this being right, so how can i fit this round peg through a triangular shaped hole?"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 05, 2016 12:30 AM (39g3+)

419 To which I offer the following as irrefutable proof of theory:
* Democrat Underground
* Daily Kos

It's "dark matter" not "shart matter"!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 05, 2016 12:30 AM (DLIIY)

420 Yes, i do realize that. I knew it meant, "I'm making a pass at someone perhaps in the hopes of get into bed with them." I still don't like the term because to me hitting means....well, hitting even if you aren't actually hitting, which I assume people aren't

I suppose if I think of it as a fish hitting a fly cast it's more acceptable

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:30 AM (M+RRn)

421 It's "dark matter" not "shart matter"!

Then what's this brown stuff on my telescope lens?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 05, 2016 12:32 AM (YJmuy)

422 Hey, you can make money at it if your name rhymes with Mocking.
Was. That. A. Shot. At. Me. Dick. Head?

Posted by: stephen hawking at January 05, 2016 12:32 AM (DLIIY)

423 Just build a fire in the road.

The zombies will walk right through it.

Pack them in together and set them on fire.

They are dry tinder by now. The fire will become an inferno.

No wait, physics is tricky on this show. Caaarrrrlll will put out the fire by saying "huh" three times.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 12:32 AM (MQEz6)

424 OTOH, dark energy and dark matter are both supported by observation.

Posted by: Cicero


Which observation confirmed Dark Energy?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:32 AM (9YDUz)

425 Ammosexual, isn't that pretty much the whole horde?

Posted by: lindafell de spair at January 05, 2016 12:32 AM (xVgrA)

426 I'm actually kinda creeped out that there's a poem about water hardness and etching here in the ONT 'cause I schlepped a 130 lbs box up two flights of stairs by myself this morning so I'd have a new dishwasher in my apartment.

Then I spent an hour this afternoon googling around about Minneapolis water stats, built-in softener settings, rinse aids, etc.

*shakes his head*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 05, 2016 12:32 AM (PJFUH)

427 It's tasty!
Posted by: LittleFinger

Try the turtle soup. I dare you!

Posted by: tyrion lannister at January 05, 2016 12:33 AM (DLIIY)

428 379 Snow flurries today in W. NC. Current temp is 22.3 deg.

Posted by: Mike Hammer
----------------------
A week ago (Christmas day), I was wearing shorts. Today, it was snowing. Va Beach.
I don't know the temp, but it's colder outside than this freezer will get inside...
Fuck you, Al Gore.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 12:34 AM (gQfxF)

429 -Posted by: stephen hawking at January 05, 2016 12:32 AM (DLIIY)

Yeah, buddy. We know you hide flasks all over that little talk-mobile you fly around in.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:34 AM (OQ9R7)

430 lindafell, good to hear.

Had what I think was a transsexual working the drive-thru window at my nearby McDonalds, last summer. Looked an awful lot like a guy, but wearing makeup and had long nails. But was professional and courteous.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:35 AM (ntObR)

431 Wildly OT, re: the infinite knowledge of the interwebs.

No. 2 Son is a huge Bowie fan. I thought I was, too, but I just listened to the music and learned whatever was printed in Rolling Stone.

He is a teenager with infinite time on his hands and all of the magic, so he knows way more about the career and the timing and the albums and the things.

We'd been trying to figure out when I had seen Bowie in Philadelphia. I was thinking '77 based on how long it took me to wear down my parents to let me do things. He knows the discography and the travel to Berlin and is telling me it was probably '76, especially when I tell him what I remember from the set list.

So I asked the machine of infinite knowledge. It turns out I saw him on March 16, 1976, and the set list is as I remember it, because there's a thing called setlist.fm that tracks these things.

Living in the future is odd.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2016 12:35 AM (1xUj/)

432 Bandersnatch & Fenelon ahhh you day walkers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 12:35 AM (voOPb)

433 One bulldozer or tractor trailer truck and I'd have turned that pit into the Rachel Corrie Memorial Quarry.

Posted by: anyone with half a brain (heh) on TWD at January 05, 2016 12:27 AM (H9MG5)

A tractor with a flail (used to cut back scrub along highways etc) at about head height would be fun for a while. I need go back and see what they walked past in that equipment storage yard.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2016 12:35 AM (T78UI)

434 418 Inventing possible explanations for observed phenomena that don't match the models is exactly how physics has advanced for a very long time.

I agree. I believe that we've reached pretty close to the limits of what our current understanding of science and methods can achieve, and now they're just making stuff up like Medieval alchemists. Hey, you can make money at it if your name rhymes with Mocking.

Dark Matter came about because the prevailing theory of the universe (big bang and expansion, then contraction in a cycle) was revealed to be impossible with the existing matter we know of. So scientists didn't say "well maybe we're wrong" they said "my grants rely on this being right, so how can i fit this round peg through a triangular shaped hole?"
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 05, 2016 12:30 AM (39g3+)

No, Dark Matter is proposed to account for galaxies not flying apart due to their rate of rotation.

Dark Energy is proposed to explain the observed increase in the rate of expansion of the Universe.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 12:35 AM (MQEz6)

435 Which observation confirmed Dark Energy?
----
Weft, I don't think Dark Energy has actually been confirmed. It's just a theory to explain the increasing rate of the expansion of the universe.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 12:35 AM (9iR5/)

436 Story at Breitbart that, of all people, Madonna's kids are estranged from her... because she's *too strict* of a parent.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

437 So... once the humans are all eaten in an area, what do zombies eat to survive? Are they just supposedly immortal? Do they continue to decay or just live forever half rotten? And don't they reek horribly? Seems like that would make them pretty easy to detect, rotting flesh and all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 05, 2016 12:36 AM (39g3+)

438 Huh. Liberal friend on Facebook just popped out with a new disparaging term: ammosexual.



Posted by: Anachronda at January 05, 2016 12:29 AM (o78gS)

Why do libs confuse weapons with penises?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2016 12:36 AM (T78UI)

439 He also thought it was cool that Catholics have beer at all their big celebrations. He'd never seen anything like that at his old Lutheran Church. Just coffee, and who needs that to unwind?

Took a couple of years, but yep, he's Catholic now.
Posted by: tcn in AK at January 04, 2016 11:45 PM (+YMhA)


When we were kids there was an Irish parish in our area that had the best festival ever, every summer. They had it all, bingo, beer tent, chicken dinner, those "Round, and round she goes " wheels.
I won a nun doll at one of the booths, and the first thing I did was check under her habit to see if she was bald, and to see if she had underwear.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 05, 2016 12:36 AM (+lVUW)

440 It's. Okay. To. Drink. And. Electric. Wheel. Chair. Especially. When. You're. A. Dem.

Posted by: stephen hawking at January 05, 2016 12:37 AM (DLIIY)

441 Prog Nosticator, LOL.

That's pretty much the woman I had to block at FB.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:37 AM (ntObR)

442 Bandersnatch & Fenelon ahhh you day walkers
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian



My shots aren't up to date. Should I be concerned?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2016 12:37 AM (1xUj/)

443 Which observation confirmed Dark Energy?

The observation that the universe coasted for 9 billion years after the Big Bang, continuously slowed down by the drag of gravity until about 5 billion years ago, when its mass density decreased to the point that a phase transition occurred where the effect of dark energy took over, causing it to begin to accelerate. It's been accelerating ever since. Something in "empty" space has to be driving this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 05, 2016 12:37 AM (RU5ki)

444
Yes, i do realize that. I knew it meant, "I'm making a pass at someone
perhaps in the hopes of get into bed with them." I still don't like the
term because to me hitting means....well, hitting even if you aren't
actually hitting, which I assume people aren't



I suppose if I think of it as a fish hitting a fly cast it's more acceptable

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:30 AM (M+RRn)

Try, "Hit that like a cheap screen door in a hurricane",

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2016 12:38 AM (T78UI)

445 "Story at Breitbart that, of all people, Madonna's kids are estranged from her... because she's *too strict* of a parent."
-Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

Mama Don't Preach?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:38 AM (OQ9R7)

446 No, Dark Matter is proposed to account for galaxies not flying apart due to their rate of rotation.

That might be a part of it, but I've always read that dark matter was to explain how the universe can possibly contract, since it appears to be accelerating apart rather than slowing. Unless they just gave up on that whole cyclic universe thing since it just wasn't working.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 05, 2016 12:38 AM (39g3+)

447 Zardoz was an ammosexual.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 05, 2016 12:38 AM (FkBIv)

448 Walter, go to Amazon and buy the "Cascade fryer Boil out ."
It's the old school stuff for your home "fryer." Your glasses and dishes will get nice and clean in your new "fryer." I got six boxes, will last a long time since you only need about a tablespoon each load.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at January 05, 2016 12:39 AM (xVgrA)

449 nerdygirl, LOL.

Great bit on an episode of The Simpsons from about 15 years ago, where Bart and Homer explore Catholicism. Marge is in a panic and her Protestant pastor tells her, "A different faith means a different afterlife."

Well, Marge imagines two heavens, Protestant Heaven and Catholic Heaven. In PH they're all keeping their upper lips stiff and playing tennis; in CH they're gorging on spicy food, having sex, and getting into fistfights.

I thought it was funny, at least. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:39 AM (ntObR)

450 @431 Bandersnatch

Dam wish I could remember sets of concerts I've seen.
In my early years I was having way too much fun

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb)

451 O.K. I guess I did misunderstand. So "I'd hit it" mean I would have sex with someone. It's never a euphemism for "I'd chat her up to get her into bed?" That would mean "hit on her"

This is to say nothing of the problem with "it". I'd hit "it" sounds like you want to have sex with the short furry cousin on the Addams Family.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:39 AM (M+RRn)

452 I'll wait for a "Unified Theory" before I listen to any of y'alls nonsense.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:40 AM (OQ9R7)

453 BTW, it's sounds quite likely that I may have the exact same chest freezer -- it's about two feet front-to-back, about four feet side to side, and about 40 inches tall?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

454 Re mass-energy equivalence, "E=mc^2". When you get into it, you'll have an ephiphany and realize it's not something "equivalent", that is you have this separate stuff you call "matter", which you can "convert" into this other, different stuff you call "energy".

Nope, they are the same. Mass is energy, and energy is mass. A burst of light, EM radiation, has mass. It curves spacetime (just a tiny little bit, of course, for any burst of radiation that wouldn't be so powerful you can't imagine it).

This "stuff" is, well, no one knows what the hell it is. Call it mass-energy. What you think of as "matter" is just "energy" sort of contained in a certain, concentrated way. What you think of as "pure energy" is just the same stuff, in a different form. But it's all the same stuff.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 05, 2016 12:40 AM (dvuhZ)

455 Try, "Hit that like a cheap screen door in a hurricane",
Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2016 12:38 AM (T78UI)
***
Hit that like the First ID hit Normandy.

(or, if you;re a Stormtrooper ) - "...like the side of tree on Endor."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 05, 2016 12:41 AM (lutOX)

456 A man could do worse.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 05, 2016 12:20 AM (lutOX)

Many many men have, just a short list that springs to mind:

Bill Clinton
Bobo Obama
Antknee Weiner
John Bobbit

Do not take that to mean that I am a fan of the Megs, I am not. When Meggie speaks, I aways think to myself, "Somewhere there's a truckstop stripper pole missing a blonde."

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:41 AM (kXoT0)

457 Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2016 12:38 AM (T78UI)

That's just makes me laugh which is a good thing. :^)
"I'd hit it" isn't nearly as funny.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:41 AM (M+RRn)

458 I prefer the Britishism 'Chatting up'.

___________
"Take a run at," was one I'd heard once and more than once.
___________

We used to say "Cut one out from the herd." It was damned applicable, too.
But The Chi is right. It's not "hitting on." It's Beavis/Butthead level stuff. Grunts.

Dumb question, but is there chance in the world that freezer has a Peltier unit?
Have you actually seen coolant lines?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2016 12:41 AM (xq1UY)

459 Catholics think of themselves as the original church, but the idea of the reformation of course, was to get back to original writings, not to start new religions. Of course it was early scribes and others that maintained the texts, though many other traditions got added to the church over the centuries.

Gutenberg helped a lot, and Luther maybe didn't figure it all out. But at least people became able to study it for themselves and think freely. To me it is like our constitution, giving the individual his own unimpeded connection to God, with neither pope nor king demanding submission or payment for access. No rings to kiss or men to bow to.

Babylon Mystery Religion is a book that reveals how Christianity adopted many traditions from the pagan religions .... probably as a way of winning over converts. Easter bunnies, facing east for sunrise services, winter solstice and the trees, no fish Friday, even steeples and crosses. But the early texts were kept fairly pure, though how they decided which texts counted, is another issue.

I don't believe it is all perfect, but the Bible has great things contained in it. By God all things "cohere" ... the power that we call "forces". It's all beyond me, thankfully. I don't know about those Clinton ghosts, but God as the power that makes the forces like gravity keep forcing without diminishment makes as much sense as anything else.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 05, 2016 12:42 AM (5Gpe2)

460 Zardoz was an ammosexual.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 05, 2016 12:38 AM (FkBIv)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F805bMlWSA

Posted by: The Happy Hat at January 05, 2016 12:42 AM (vBeA5)

461 How is dark matter supported by observation? It's a guess due to effects on observations not meeting the expected. Personally, I think we have something wrong in our understanding of how gravity and time effect light over galactic scales. Not, that there is some massive, unaccounted for phenomenon out there.

Although, the possibility that space isn't 'empty' - but full of plain matter -- asteroids, comets, ice balls, cold planets and dead suns; and the only clear areas are around stars which can sweep the detritus up - intrigues me.

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2016 12:42 AM (fBkaR)

462 This is to say nothing of the problem with "it". I'd hit "it" sounds
like you want to have sex with the short furry cousin on the Addams
Family.


You'd be surprised at the chicks that dig long hair.

Posted by: Cousin It at January 05, 2016 12:42 AM (YJmuy)

463 Bandersnatch We are mixed crowd when it comes to immunizations

You're good in my book.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 12:42 AM (voOPb)

464 This is to say nothing of the problem with "it". I'd hit "it" sounds like you want to have sex with the short furry cousin on the Addams Family.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:39 AM (M+RRn)
***
different strokes,
for different folks.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 05, 2016 12:42 AM (lutOX)

465 Which observation confirmed Dark Energy?

The observation that the universe coasted for 9 billion years after the Big Bang, continuously slowed down by the drag of gravity until about 5 billion years ago, when its mass density decreased to the point that a phase transition occurred where the effect of dark energy took over, causing it to begin to accelerate. It's been accelerating ever since. Something in "empty" space has to be driving this.

Posted by: Cicero


Wait, first DM and DE aren't connected, but now they are.

Further, a study for actual observation of DE?

OTOH, dark energy and dark matter are both supported by observation.

Posted by: Cicero


Where's that coming from?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:43 AM (9YDUz)

466 See what your ISIS name would be if you enlisted. It's kinda like Chinese astrology!
http://iotwreport.com/whats-your-isis-name/

Posted by: andycanuck at January 05, 2016 12:43 AM (DLIIY)

467 ..."This is to say nothing of the problem with "it". I'd hit "it" sounds like you want to have sex with the short furry cousin on the Addams Family."
-Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:39 AM (M+RRn)

Now you've got it!

...and I've never like the terminology, but dudes and broads are what they are.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:43 AM (OQ9R7)

468 Whoever it was yesterday that said Fenelon & Lauren are the best the internet has to offer was spot on.

I swear, Fen - I love you. And your innocence.
Someone should patent a way to make your positive outlook on life contagious.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 12:43 AM (gQfxF)

469 I suppose if I think of it as a fish hitting a fly cast it's more acceptable

Nah, that's vice versa. The fly fisherman (of whom I am one) it trying to trick the fish into hitting the fly.

So, the analogy is fine if we assume fisherman=boy and fish=girl, the girl/fish is being persued. But it's the boy doing the "hitting on".

That's "hitting on" not "hitting" (which is in the screen door hurricane, rented mule, redheaded stepchild sense of hitting, except it actually means bringing the sex really hard).

Hitting on is just making it really explicit to the girl or fish that you want to catch her. "Hi I'm here and I'm really interested in you".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2016 12:43 AM (1xUj/)

470 So... once the humans are all eaten in an area, what
do zombies eat to survive? Are they just supposedly immortal? Do they
continue to decay or just live forever half rotten? And don't they
reek horribly? Seems like that would make them pretty easy to detect,
rotting flesh and all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 05, 2016 12:36 AM (39g3+)
That's the 'magic' part. They kind of shut down if there is no activity. The rot is delayed too. They will eat other animals (rats, pigs, deer, horses).I did note that zombies don't attract flies on TWD, they'll show flies on dead-dead corpses.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 05, 2016 12:44 AM (T78UI)

471 I'm troubled by the number of amateur physics geeks in this thread.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 05, 2016 12:44 AM (PJFUH)

472 "Story at Breitbart that, of all people, Madonna's kids are estranged from her... because she's *too strict* of a parent."
-Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

What the kids meant to say is, "Mama is a crazy nutjob with way too much money, really really good lawyers, and PR people. We can't wait until we are 21.:

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:44 AM (kXoT0)

473 The observation that the universe coasted for 9 billion years after the Big Bang, continuously slowed down by the drag of gravity until about 5 billion years ago, when its mass density decreased to the point that a phase transition occurred where the effect of dark energy took over, causing it to begin to accelerate. It's been accelerating ever since. Something in "empty" space has to be driving this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 05, 2016 12:37 AM (RU5ki)

See if you can guess where you went wrong in your response. I'll give you a hint: it's the second word.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 05, 2016 12:45 AM (nFdGS)

474 Checking back in.
Hope it's all right
To come back in, only
To tell you good night.



This universe
of evolving life
Is perfection's way
to experience strife.

Keep faith as you suffer,
And keep kickin' ass,
Secure in the faith
That all this, too, shall pass.

Pharma Shave



Buenos nachos, nightwalkers.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wool socks at January 05, 2016 12:45 AM (eauMe)

475 Well, 5 am is coming up fast. Kids are back to school tomorrow, should be lots of fun in the AM. Uh-huh...
Niters all.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at January 05, 2016 12:45 AM (xVgrA)

476 Sherry, or even more, they can't wait 'til Mom kicks the diamond-studded bucket. "Where's that will?!?!?"...

Slapweasel, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:46 AM (ntObR)

477 G'Night, mindful and lindafell!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:46 AM (OQ9R7)

478 Well if we knew what it was, then it wouldn't be "dark" would it?!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 05, 2016 12:46 AM (DLIIY)

479 #466 Hmm, I already have an ISIS name,

Shahara Chute Fren Li Fyre.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:47 AM (kXoT0)

480 Walter Freeman, wait 'til we try to prove Cold Fusion is workable... ;-)

(I foresee many colorful explosions)
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:47 AM (ntObR)

481 Further, a study for actual observation of DE?


What dark energy is, is the great mystery of cosmology right now. My guess is that even a complete vacuum of empty space -- no matter, no radiation -- is itself "something" but so far no one has figured out a way to detect what that something is.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 05, 2016 12:48 AM (RU5ki)

482 Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 12:43 AM (gQfxF)

I'm not really that innocent, but no I'd had never heard "Id hit it" before I came here. I;d heard "I'd bang her" or " I'd do her" or other alternatives-yes. just not "I'd hit it".

Thanks for the compliment. I'm not always so positive, but my faith helps me a lot.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 12:49 AM (M+RRn)

483 Walter, be happy we aren't tinkering with things man wasn't meant to know (at this hour).

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2016 12:49 AM (fBkaR)

484 Writing in a blog, he argued that the overwhelming majority of people 'don't have to be taught to not be a rapist' - and that men inclined to commit the crime would be unlikely to attend such a workshop.

----

Well, then, they could just call it what it is: A Virtue Signaling Session.

Guys who show up will show that they care! It's almost as helpful as "hashtag caring!"

Posted by: RKae at January 05, 2016 12:49 AM (Wt4BP)

485 Did anyone else make their nitey nite cocoa with Buffalo Trace Bourbon Creme? Yum!

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:49 AM (kXoT0)

486 What dark energy is, is the great mystery of cosmology right now. My guess is that even a complete vacuum of empty space -- no matter, no radiation -- is itself "something" but so far no one has figured out a way to detect what that something is.

Posted by: Cicero


Oh, so not observed. Ok.

Well, thanks.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:49 AM (9YDUz)

487 A lot of people don't know, Madonna isn't just a singer; she also owns her own record label and probably numerous other entertainment ventures, so she's a producer as well.

Wouldn't surprise me if her net worth approaches $1 billion by this time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:50 AM (ntObR)

488 @qdpsteve: Cold fusion? Oh my! Makes me wanna go dust off an old Time Magazine issue from the Tiananmen Square days.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 05, 2016 12:50 AM (PJFUH)

489 FenelonSpoke, I'm curious, do you have Netflix? If you do Daredevil has a pretty good scene with his priest about if the Devil exists.

Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 05, 2016 12:50 AM (zt+N6)

490 See if you can guess where you went wrong in your response. I'll give you a hint: it's the second word.

Observation?

You can observe far back in time because of the time it takes for light to reach us. The variations in the red-shifting of galaxies observed at different distances tells us how fast they were moving away from us at different periods in the past.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 05, 2016 12:50 AM (RU5ki)

491 Oops, per Forbes it's $520 million. Actually sounds a bit low.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)

492 446 No, Dark Matter is proposed to account for galaxies not flying apart due to their rate of rotation.

That might be a part of it, but I've always read that dark matter was to explain how the universe can possibly contract, since it appears to be accelerating apart rather than slowing. Unless they just gave up on that whole cyclic universe thing since it just wasn't working.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 05, 2016 12:38 AM (39g3+)

No, the bang-crunch-bang model was no more special than any other one. The curvature of the Universe was determined to be flat. No crunch.

Dark Matter was indeed proposed to explain measurements of star speeds as they whipped along with their rotating galaxy. They were going really fast and there was not anywhere enough ordinary matter in the galaxy to let that happen. So either gravity was wrong or there was matter there that was not like the matter out of which we are made. Simply, not made of atoms.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 12:51 AM (MQEz6)

493 Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2016 12:42 AM (fBkaR)
---
I was watching a program on Discovery about a physicist who had mapped areas of dark matter due to gravitational effects on the galaxy. It was pretty interesting. He had accounted for all the physical objects that we could detect.

On another note, I'm fascinated by black holes. Most mainstream physicists maintain that the center of a black hole is a singularity, yet every mathematical construct that they can come up with fails at the singularity. Quantum physics comes up with an answer of infinity times infinity times infinity forever. Einstein's physics just comes up with infinity.
The problem comes up with dividing by a radius of zero.
A conundrum to be sure.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 12:51 AM (9iR5/)

494 It won't be a member of the Horde that comes up with a unified theory. While you folks are good at a lot of shit?

...bitching, shooting, moving, patching and restoring are the best of them. In that order.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:51 AM (OQ9R7)

495 What dark energy is, is the great mystery of cosmology right now. My guess is that even a complete vacuum of empty space -- no matter, no radiation -- is itself "something" but so far no one has figured out a way to detect what that something is.
Posted by: Cicero


So, God.

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2016 12:51 AM (fBkaR)

496 I'm troubled by the number of amateur physics geeks in this thread.
Posted by: Walter Freeman
-------------

'Quanta' of physicist geeks.. or perhaps 'mass'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at January 05, 2016 12:51 AM (RrDm2)

497 If you do Daredevil has a pretty good scene with his priest about if the Devil exists.


Oh! I watched that episode today with No. 1 Son.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2016 12:51 AM (1xUj/)

498 485 Did anyone else make their nitey nite cocoa with Buffalo Trace Bourbon Creme? Yum!
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:49 AM (kXoT0)
***
Having a slivo toddy.

Hair of the dog that bit me for about a week solid.....

My head still hurts, and I find I'm missing time.

And money.

And certain articles of clothing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 05, 2016 12:51 AM (lutOX)

499 Oh, so not observed. Ok.


The effect is observed. Dark energy is just the name give to what is causing it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 05, 2016 12:51 AM (RU5ki)

500 @Jean: Knowing the horde, then "tinkering with things man wasn't meant to know at this hour" sounds like ill-advised drink combinations 'cause you're outta your usual mixers, right?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 05, 2016 12:52 AM (PJFUH)

501 #487 According to the Interwebz, Madonna became a billionaire in 2013.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:52 AM (kXoT0)

502 Bourbon: what *can't* it do?!?!?

(not that I would know, I rarely drink)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:52 AM (ntObR)

503 How is dark matter supported by observation

As I understand it, there isn't any actual observation, all there is, is unexplained things which a theory about dark matter seems to make more sense of than anything else at the moment. But as I said earlier, we're up against the edge of what science can know right now. Its like cave men staring at the sky and trying to figure out what clouds are.

Until we can get out there and learn more about space and (I believe) gravity, we're pretty much just groping around.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 05, 2016 12:53 AM (39g3+)

504 Sherry, hmmm. So she's in the neighborhood at least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:53 AM (ntObR)

505 DE is just a term of art, the second coming of the cosmological constant. If it's a CC, it just means that "empty" spacetime is "expanding". That is, the CC is a term on the left hand side of field equations. You've got a big zero on the right side, which is the "stuff" we call mass-energy distribution.

You can move that term to the right and say, hey, this could be some sort of new "stuff" (which acts like negative mass and negative "pressure" such as it is in the stress-energy tensor). Somebody came up with "dark energy" as term for this new stuff, whatever it is.

It could just be the way spacetime is. Or it could be new stuff. Nobody knows.

Some proposed forms of the "new stuff" gives us the Big Rip I first mentioned. Some does not.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 05, 2016 12:53 AM (dvuhZ)

506 The effect is observed. Dark energy is just the name give to what is causing it.

Posted by: Cicero


Name the study that observes dark energy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:53 AM (9YDUz)

507 "Science" is just a tool to give us the best idea of how things work to the best of our knowledge and understanding that we can grok.

It is not absolute truth, nor something one "loves sexually"...

Posted by: The Scientific Hat at January 05, 2016 12:53 AM (vBeA5)

508 "This "stuff" is, well, no one knows what the hell it is. Call it mass-energy."

It is over my head ... but that "God particle" they thought they found ... I guess the point is that sort of energy becomes the atoms that assemble to become matter as we know it. It is still protons, electrons, neutrons ... but in that form the energy has "mass".

I was a chemistry major for a couple years ... I guess they still teach the different shells of electrons, s, p d f? That's a guess ... lol. Beer and frisbee were my real majors for a couple years. heh

But mass is made up of energy pieces that manifest themselves as solid, liquid or gas ... even if there is no solid "thing" really there, just a family of energy form called atoms, posing collectively as real stuff. or something

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 05, 2016 12:53 AM (5Gpe2)

509 In Search of Shrodinger's Cat is a good book. Read it when I was going through Nuclear Power School. Fine for the layman as well. In search of Shrodinger's Kittens is ok as well

Posted by: Zakn at January 05, 2016 12:54 AM (d2pTe)

510 "A lot of people don't know care, Madonna isn't just a singer; she also owns her own record label and probably numerous other entertainment ventures, so she's a producer as well.

I went ahead and took advantage of that.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:54 AM (OQ9R7)

511 Walter, yes - my usual mixer is ice and I am out of it.

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2016 12:55 AM (fBkaR)

512 Dark matter = Skittles from a unicorn.

Well another 1,295 words written. 29,300+ overall.

Night.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 05, 2016 12:55 AM (/fW7M)

513 The scientist who can completely explain and be able to manipulate gravity will be the richest person in the history of the universe.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 12:55 AM (9iR5/)

514 An interesting observation. Two of them, actually.

1) I realized I was getting a bit older when, at the University where I work, I stopped eyeing the coeds during move-in and noticed my attention shifting to their mothers;

2) The amount of pure, refined charm a man can bring to bear is in inverse relation to the amount of time in which he might make the best and most dastardly use of it. Ahh, to know in my 20's what I know in my 40's.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 05, 2016 12:56 AM (lutOX)

515 31 I am watching a very depressing show on cable called "Cartel Land", about things on both sides of the border, fighting smuggling, coyotes (human smugglers) and the drug cartels (in Mexico).

I'm sure there are all the multi-culti freaks that want to be all compassionate toward Mexicans here, but if we controlled the border and denied the Cartels the ability to smuggle drugs and make BILLIONS selling them here, it would go a long way to making life better for the average Mexican.

I think. Sure, I could be wrong.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at January 04, 2016 11:06 PM (+1T7c)


If it wasn't drugs, it would be something else that is smuggled across the border.

The cartels have also been smuggling people across the border. If we legalized weed and coke, then they would be smuggling crystal meth. Raise taxes on cigarettes and they will smuggle them. They will smuggle whatever they can make a buck off of.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, Stormtrooper Appreciation Council at January 05, 2016 12:56 AM (Z7G74)

516 "Name the study that observes dark energy."
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:53 AM (9YDUz)

What is "The Dark Energy Study", Alex --?

Like I said... no Unified Theory?

...no laundry.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:56 AM (OQ9R7)

517 The scientist who can completely explain and be able to manipulate gravity will be the richest person in the history of the universe.

I'll be the first to buy one of his belts.

Posted by: Meghan McCain, Tomorrow's Republican Today at January 05, 2016 12:56 AM (RU5ki)

518 G'Night, Anna!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:57 AM (OQ9R7)

519 God Particle dude was the patron saint of my high school. Saw him speak several times during my time there. Spent a few weekends kickin' around Fermilab too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 05, 2016 12:57 AM (PJFUH)

520 Remember that long post we had two or three weeks back when that PR firm went out of business because all the women quit because their boss was such a lech? He's the top PR guy for SJW causes? Apparently, men who pretend to be sympathetic to feminism are usually rapey horndogs and the womyn put up with it in order to advance feminish (read: keep abortion going strong). It's really a perfect setup for a certain kind of guy, especially since you've got a better than 90% shot you won't be paying child support.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:57 AM (kXoT0)

521 Slap, well excuuuuuuse me!!
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

522 (and now I owe Steve Martin a royalty)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

523 Like I said... no Unified Theory?

...no laundry.

Posted by: Slapweasel


Since when does an observation require 'a' theory?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:58 AM (9YDUz)

524
512 Dark matter = Skittles from a unicorn.

Well another 1,295 words written. 29,300+ overall.

Night.


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 05, 2016 12:55 AM (/fW7M



Would you settle for rainbows from a unicorn?

https://youtu.be/Hzx8u8gQ6D0

Posted by: buzzion - Pinochet 2016! at January 05, 2016 12:58 AM (zt+N6)

525 @514, been there, done that. Hold your views

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 12:58 AM (voOPb)

526 @Jean: No ice? Plenty of good snow outside as long as you avoid the hobo infested areas.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 05, 2016 12:58 AM (PJFUH)

527 "Since when does an observation require 'a' theory?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 12:58 AM (9YDUz)

I was agreeing with you, you Moron.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:59 AM (OQ9R7)

528 Raise taxes on cigarettes and they will smuggle them. They will smuggle whatever they can make a buck off of.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, Stormtrooper Appreciation Council at January 05, 2016 12:56 AM (Z7G74)

The Russian mob does a brisk business in bringing in untaxed cigarettes from Canada into New York, especially NYC. They also collect tax money on gas and diesel and then short the city and the state.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:59 AM (kXoT0)

529 Since when does an observation require 'a' theory?


"Check out the cans on that chick" requires no theory.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 05, 2016 12:59 AM (RU5ki)

530
I was agreeing with you, you Moron.

Posted by: Slapweasel


I resemble that remark!
*sniff*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:00 AM (9YDUz)

531 509
In Search of Shrodinger's Cat is a good book. Read it when I was going
through Nuclear Power School. Fine for the layman as well. In search of
Shrodinger's Kittens is ok as well

Posted by: Zakn at January 05, 2016 12:54 AM (d2pTe)


How is "In Search of Schrodinger's Dead Mice the Little Shit Left Under the Couch or Someplace When It Got Done Torturing Them"?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

532 and now they're just making stuff up like Medieval alchemists.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor
^^^
This, to the nth.
Ever since some Viennese/Weimar lickasack equated "relativity" with "relativism."
May have been Stefan Zweig. All the mathboys want to run with the cool kids, so they keep doubling down, coming up with more better reasons why Dad Newton doesn't get to make the Rules anymore.

They piss me off mainly because they don't credit Newton's sense of alchemy.
His action-at-a-distance was way spookier than theirs. They're all trying to do Cartesian physics.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2016 01:00 AM (xq1UY)

533 Fenelon,
Innocent or not, you rock. You remind me of my big sis.

She lost her firstborn son at 11 months (that's when I lost my faith), has endured all manner of hell on earth since then, and is now dealing with her husband's cancer.
But she has never once faltered in her faith, her belief.

If I could bottle you up & sell the formula, I'd be rich enough to reanimate Reagan for 2016.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:01 AM (gQfxF)

534 DM is tricky to directly detect because it does not interact strongly with matter or energy.

Folks are looking for it. Once in a while, they hope, a DM particle will clonk into a regular particle and the regular particle will say ow! We can detect the ow and from it learn about the DM particle that caused it.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 01:01 AM (MQEz6)

535 And [missing] certain articles of clothing.
When I got drunk at college, I woke up with more articles of clothing on me.

BTW, Babinski eats Dirac for breakfast and defecates Clarke-Maxwell.

Posted by: dr amy farrah fowler at January 05, 2016 01:01 AM (DLIIY)

536 The scientist who can completely explain and be able to manipulate gravity will be the richest person in the history of the universe.

If its like most stuff, it will be a big team and guys contributing from all around the globe bit by bit, not one mad scientist in a lab yelling eureka. But I firmly believe that's the wall we're up against: until we get that one unlocked, we're about done with what new we can figure out.

That won't stop the speculation and guesswork. And a lot of it will work, more or less. I mean, physicians got by for centuries on the bodily humors theory and it worked, more or less.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 05, 2016 01:01 AM (39g3+)

537 qdpsteve

ASCAP & BMI don't mean shit around here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 01:01 AM (voOPb)

538 "The Russian mob does a brisk business in bringing in untaxed cigarettes from Canada into New York, especially NYC. They also collect tax money on gas and diesel and then short the city and the state."
-Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:59 AM (kXoT0)

Indian reservations have been taking advantage of this for quite awhile. Those savages are part of this...

I just know it!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:02 AM (OQ9R7)

539 MH, great!! Now all I have to do is figure out a way to pipe audio through this place. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 01:03 AM (ntObR)

540 eman, they've been doing the same with neutrinos for a very long time. I believe that only recently have they had some minimal success.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 01:03 AM (9iR5/)

541 "How is "In Search of Schrodinger's Dead Mice the Little Shit Left Under the Couch or Someplace When It Got Done Torturing Them"?"
-Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

It is better than you think, until you realize that there is no cat.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:04 AM (OQ9R7)

542 @Old Blue: Yup. Large vats of dry cleaning fluid in underground caves. Wait long enough and detectors will register a few pings.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 05, 2016 01:05 AM (PJFUH)

543 CT, I truly believe that unlocking the key to gravity will open up whole new worlds. You may be correct on little bits being learned here and there rather than one person yelling Eureka!

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 01:06 AM (9iR5/)

544 Oh, there's been various "dark" whatsits all through the history of physics. I'll give you a big one: nuclear forces/energy. Totally unknown before the early 20th century. Why the sun (and the earth) couldn't be more than a few million years old, because the only thing known to power said sun was heating caused by gravitational contraction.

Well, turned out there was a big source of unknown power there. Nuclear fusion.

Then another bit of "dark matter" was neutrinos. A ghost particle that was unobserved (because it was so weakly interacting). It had to be there, otherwise conservation of energy was being violated in nuclear reactions. Either conservation of energy was out, or there was some unobserved, unknown particle being expelled. Enrico Fermi was the proponent of this "dark matter", and in the day, one of his papers on it was rejected as too crazy, too speculative.

And lo and behold, that bit of dark matter of the day, the neutrino, was discovered. Fermi was right. His dark matter of the day was found.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 05, 2016 01:06 AM (dvuhZ)

545 All I know is that traveling twice the speed of sound, it's easy to get burned.

Posted by: crosby stills nash & young at January 05, 2016 01:06 AM (DLIIY)

546 I'm watching a "Parks and Recreation" and I think it is funnier and better than "Cheers", which is one of my all-time favorite shows.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:08 AM (OQ9R7)

547 Oh, there's been various "dark" whatsits all through the history of physics. I'll give you a big one: nuclear forces/energy. Totally unknown before the early 20th century. Why the sun (and the earth) couldn't be more than a few million years old, because the only thing known to power said sun was heating caused by gravitational contraction.


Posted by: publius


Sure, i'll give you another: aether.

Einstein even tried use it.

But guess what?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:08 AM (9YDUz)

548 Ahh, to know in my 20's what I know in my 40's.....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 05, 2016 12:56 AM (lutOX)

If you have sons, tell them that charm and manners are an unbeatable combination. Ol Rico Suave may look hot, but, if he acts like a pig, then the women worth having will pass him by.

How I judge a guy on a date:

Is he polite to the waitstaff?

Does he have reasonable table manners-? I don't expect everyone to know which fork goes with what, but, eating neatly goes a long way.

Does he leave his phone put up? Mine is ringer off and in my purse--it's only polite.

Can he pay a nice compliment without being skeevy? Hey, I dressed up, so a simple " Don't you look nice." makes me feel good.

I am old enough that I expect doors to be open or held, help with my coat if is not a super casual date, an umbrella offered if he has one, and for him to move to the side of the street closest to traffic.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:08 AM (kXoT0)

549 I got nothin Cooth

Posted by: Zakn at January 05, 2016 01:08 AM (d2pTe)

550 Steve,
Watcha listening to tonight?
Might I suggest some Duane Allman with 'retha?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HGdxpnGK2o4

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:09 AM (gQfxF)

551 If its like most stuff, it will be a big team and guys contributing from all around the globe bit by bit, not one mad scientist in a lab yelling eureka. But I firmly believe that's the wall we're up against: until we get that one unlocked, we're about done with what new we can figure out.

You guys are going to be shocked when you figure out how easy it is...

Posted by: Captain Togram at January 05, 2016 01:09 AM (fC9RO)

552 OK, Horde, I've really loved this discussion, but it's time for bed. See you on the flip side.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 05, 2016 01:09 AM (9iR5/)

553 All I know is that traveling twice the speed of sound, it's easy to get burned.

Sure, if you're eight miles high.

Posted by: Byrds at January 05, 2016 01:09 AM (YJmuy)

554 541
"How is "In Search of Schrodinger's Dead Mice the Little Shit Left Under the Couch or Someplace When It Got Done Torturing Them"?"

-Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)



It is better than you think, until you realize that there is no cat.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:04 AM (OQ9R7)
541
"How is "In Search of Schrodinger's Dead Mice the Little Shit Left Under the Couch or Someplace When It Got Done Torturing Them"?"

-Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)



It is better than you think, until you realize that there is no cat.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:04 AM (OQ9R7)


Worse yet, it is possible that the mice are not dead, but you have to observe them to know.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 01:09 AM (EzgxV)

555 Indian reservations have been taking advantage of this for quite awhile. Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:02 AM (OQ9R7)

No, those are treaty rights.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:10 AM (kXoT0)

556 The aether was a fun one.

It had to be at once more rigid than a mountain of steel and as wispy as a ghost.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 01:10 AM (MQEz6)

557 If you have sons, tell them that charm and manners are an unbeatable combination.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:08 AM (kXoT0)


Sorry, but this is no longer true.

Posted by: Captain Togram at January 05, 2016 01:10 AM (fC9RO)

558 G'Night, Old Blue.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:10 AM (OQ9R7)

559 Chi, soundsa gooda, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 01:11 AM (ntObR)

560 515,& 31 cartel land was pretty interesting.

Amazing what man can rationalize away

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 01:11 AM (voOPb)

561 Off, alien sock!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 05, 2016 01:11 AM (fC9RO)

562 "No, those are treaty rights."
-Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:10 AM (kXoT0)

Yes, ma'am. It was a poorly-worded joke.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:11 AM (OQ9R7)

563 Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:01 AM (gQfxF)

You have mentioned your sister several times. She sounds like a very strong woman and a wonderful person to have in your life-and you in heres too.

Sounds like a person I would like to meet.

I will pray for them both.

Take care; Goodnight.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2016 01:12 AM (M+RRn)

564 ..."Worse yet, it is possible that the mice are not dead, but you have to observe them to know."
-Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 01:09 AM (EzgxV)

Dood! *SPOILER!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:12 AM (OQ9R7)

565 That's it for me tonight. See you all "tomorrow" some time.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 05, 2016 01:13 AM (DLIIY)

566 The Russian mob does a brisk business in bringing in untaxed cigarettes from Canada into New York, especially NYC. They also collect tax money on gas and diesel and then short the city and the state.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 12:59 AM (kXoT0)


If the Democrats get their wish, the cartels and Russian mob will be doing a very brisk business in smuggling firearms.

Or manufacturing them.

Probably both.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at January 05, 2016 01:13 AM (Z7G74)

567 But as I said earlier, we're up against the edge of what science can
know right now. Its like cave men staring at the sky and trying to
figure out what clouds are.

Until we can get out there and learn more about space and (I believe) gravity, we're pretty much just groping around.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor


That edge and that groping shouldn't be mistaken for actual knowledge, right?

Like phenomena that can't be replicated under the same set of instrumentation and methods, right?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:13 AM (9YDUz)

568 @553 But are you experienced?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 01:13 AM (voOPb)

569 G'Night, Fenelon.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:13 AM (OQ9R7)

570 Yes, ma'am. It was a poorly-worded joke.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:11 AM (OQ9R7)

It's OK, literally.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:13 AM (kXoT0)

571 Descartes map of the dark shit of his time:
http://tinyurl.com/jdquqg3

Using this one simple trick, he pretty much had 'er all figured out.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2016 01:14 AM (xq1UY)

572 G'Night, andycanuck.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:14 AM (OQ9R7)

573 "It's OK, literally."
-Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:13 AM (kXoT0)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:15 AM (OQ9R7)

574 Nite andycanuck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 01:15 AM (voOPb)

575 My TV channel surfing landed me on the Late Late show with some new Scottish host who's not Craig Ferguson.

Now if I could put the rather large breasts of one guest (Sarah Silverman -- they're Yuuuge now) onto the body of the New New Thing guest sitting next to her (Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina / Danish Girl) I'd really have something. Wow!!

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 05, 2016 01:16 AM (rs5De)

576 But are you experienced?

I was hoping for a response involving "Jet Airliner", but, as always, Jimi steps in and makes it his own.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 05, 2016 01:16 AM (YJmuy)

577 If the Democrats get their wish, the cartels and Russian mob will be doing a very brisk business in smuggling firearms.

Or manufacturing them.

Probably both.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at January 05, 2016 01:13 AM (Z7G74)

Given the German predilection for machine tools, I guarantee that after hours, they are making Glock/Uzi knockoffs in many a machine shop. Europe will not continue to be a gun free zone. I wouldn't live there and take public transportation, it's the Wild East there now.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:16 AM (kXoT0)

578 559 Chi, soundsa gooda, thanks. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve
-------------
Great.
Now I'm craving a grilled cheese sammich...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:17 AM (gQfxF)

579 Ignoraum, you mean James Corden?

Overall he's good but been getting way too political in his opening monologue. So I always try to tune in to his show 15 minutes late.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 01:17 AM (ntObR)

580 567 But as I said earlier, we're up against the edge of what science can
know right now. Its like cave men staring at the sky and trying to
figure out what clouds are.

Until we can get out there and learn more about space and (I believe) gravity, we're pretty much just groping around.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor

That edge and that groping shouldn't be mistaken for actual knowledge, right?

Like phenomena that can't be replicated under the same set of instrumentation and methods, right?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:13 AM (9YDUz)

We don't have to go anywhere.

The Universe is flooding us with information.

We just need to gather it and use it to increase our knowledge and undersranding.

The science done in a chemistry lab is different than the science done in an observatory, but they are both science.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2016 01:18 AM (MQEz6)

581 So, in the history of physics, we have new stuff that's been proposed to explain empircal observation. Some has panned out, some has not. So what are we to conclude. Any new stuff must be not real and fantasy, or all new stuff is real?

The answer is, it could be either. Keep on trucking and find that answer. Find some way to empirically rule it out or in. And that's just what is being done.

From the state things, dark matter is looking more and more like something real. They look at all sorts of modified gravity, and they just don't hold up.

There's observational evidence, which someone above alluded to, of galaxy collisions, showing "something" with mass and gravity seems to sort of cruise on through, while the light matter, the stuff we can see, interacts with itself.

It's looking more and more like there is something unknown with mass and gravity that is all clumped in the galaxies.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 05, 2016 01:18 AM (dvuhZ)

582 "Using this one simple trick, he pretty much had 'er all figured out."
-Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2016 01:14 AM (xq1UY)

That's just a bunch of boobies, Doc.

And don't call me a pervert. You're the one with all the dirty pictures.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:18 AM (OQ9R7)

583 I am old enough that I expect doors to be open or held, help with my coat if is not a super casual date, an umbrella offered if he has one, and for him to move to the side of the street closest to traffic.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil,


Door, sure, if timing permits.

The coat thing? Um, that's not going to be a consistent thing.

If you wear pants, why would any gent bother?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:20 AM (9YDUz)

584 "Great.
Now I'm craving a grilled cheese sammich...
"
-Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:17 AM (gQfxF)

#1. Is there a woman nearby?
#2. Do you have bread?
#3. Do you have cheese?
#4. Do you have an iron?

...place the woman near all of those objects and "Wah-Lah!"

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:21 AM (OQ9R7)

585 Sherry @548 sounds as if you're a great gal. Down to earth, not pretentious and a failure to be a high maintenance issue

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 01:21 AM (voOPb)

586 The science done in a chemistry lab is different than the science done in an observatory, but they are both science.

Posted by: eman


If it can't be replicated, it's horseshit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:22 AM (9YDUz)

587 The coat thing? Um, that's not going to be a consistent thing.

If you wear pants, why would any gent bother?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:20 AM (9YDUz)

Well, it's a subtle thing, but, when a woman is helped with her coat, the man gets to stand nice and close while she flips her pretty hair up over the collar and across his hands, and he gets a whiff of the warm perfume from the nape of the neck.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:24 AM (kXoT0)

588 Thanks, Misanthropic Humanitarian

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:25 AM (kXoT0)

589 -Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:24 AM (kXoT0)

I'm about to court you, should you invite such an advance, ma'am.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:25 AM (OQ9R7)

590 Blanco I apologize Blanco for missing your set up. Hopefully soon I will get a chance to redeem myself. Heard those songs this weekend & it came to mind

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 01:26 AM (voOPb)

591 Imma going to Nicaragua on Friday. I hope they don't mistake me for a Cuban. If I can learn anything about this, I will let you all know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 01:26 AM (cKwwS)

592 " James Corden" ? YEs

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 05, 2016 01:26 AM (rs5De)

593 You are too kind Slapweasel.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:26 AM (kXoT0)

594 -Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 01:26 AM (cKwwS)

Best wishes? I'm not sure what to say, here.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:27 AM (OQ9R7)

595

Worse yet, it is possible that the mice are not dead, but you have to observe them to know.


Even worse yet, it is possible that the mice are not dead, and still running around and shitting every 2 inches ...

Posted by: Arbalest at January 05, 2016 01:28 AM (FlRtG)

596 Well, night all. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:28 AM (kXoT0)

597 "I saw his face gradually take on an expression that I'd seen on him a lot in recent years. It was a combination of resignation and demoralization."

Way too much of that these days, these days of so-called empathy.

Posted by: Gandhi at January 05, 2016 01:28 AM (E7GGp)

598 "You are too kind Slapweasel."
-Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:26 AM (kXoT0)

I'm okay, I guess...

*draws toe around dirt*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:28 AM (OQ9R7)

599 I should hate Sarah Silverman on general principles, but I find myself strangely attracted to her.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 05, 2016 01:29 AM (rs5De)

600 G'Night, Sherry!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:29 AM (OQ9R7)

601 BTW, any questions you want answered about Hindu Heaven?

Posted by: Gandhi at January 05, 2016 01:29 AM (E7GGp)

602 Well, it's a subtle thing, but, when a woman is helped with her coat, the man gets to stand nice and close while she flips her pretty hair up over the collar and across his hands, and he gets a whiff of the warm perfume from the nape of the neck.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil


Heh, alright then.

Still love the ladies with short hair, though.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:30 AM (9YDUz)

603 "I should hate Sarah Silverman on general principles, but I find myself strangely attracted to her."
-Posted by: Ignoramus at January 05, 2016 01:29 AM (rs5De)

...Kids.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:30 AM (OQ9R7)

604 601

How hot is hell & can you eat beef yet?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 01:31 AM (voOPb)

605 " I should hate Sarah Silverman on general principles, but I find myself strangely attracted to her."

Confucius say, Kamikaze women come to bad end.

Posted by: Gandhi at January 05, 2016 01:31 AM (E7GGp)

606 @584

#1 - not nearby enough (and the ones that are closer just don't matter)
#2 - sure. I can cut off the green part, right?
#3 - see answer to #2
#4 - somewhere around here, yes. I haven't seen it in at probably 5 years, though...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:31 AM (gQfxF)

607 In Hindu Heaven, it is indeed very very hot, but we like it, beef, ah beef, here the cows eat YOU.

Posted by: Gandhi at January 05, 2016 01:32 AM (E7GGp)

608 BTW, any questions you want answered about Hindu Heaven?

Posted by: Gandhi


Yes.

Buddhism has no concept of a soul in the Western tradition.

So what exactly is reincarnated in the Eastern?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:32 AM (9YDUz)

609 "Still love the ladies with short hair, though."
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 05, 2016 01:30 AM (9YDUz)

Me, too. I've found that "conversion" is difficult, however. As Jerry Seinfeld said, "They like their team. They know the equipment."

*stereotypes included.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:33 AM (OQ9R7)

610 My new year is getting off to a good start.

Posted by: Blano at January 04, 2016 11:20 PM (C3E0x)


Congrats, Blano. If your travels take you to Arizona in the next 6 weeks, look me up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 01:33 AM (cKwwS)

611 Blanco I apologize Blanco for missing your set up. Hopefully soon I
will get a chance to redeem myself. Heard those songs this weekend
it came to mind


Redeem? Like a coupon?

Just letting you know where I thought it would go. Then expressing surprise when a Hendrix song gets thrown in the mix, and works.

But then Hendrix works just about anywhere.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 05, 2016 01:35 AM (YJmuy)

612 I was hoping for a response involving "Jet Airliner",

Funny, I was coming in from London from over the Pole, flyin' in a big airliner.

Coming in to Los Angeles. Don't check my bags if you please, Mr. Customs Man.

Posted by: Arlo Guthrie at January 05, 2016 01:35 AM (1xUj/)

613 -Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:31 AM (gQfxF)

#1. Find a phone.
#2. Dial-up someone who gives a shit!

Just kidding, you silly bastard!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:36 AM (OQ9R7)

614 Okay everybody, thanks for the great chat. Gotta say goodnight.

Holidays went by so fast...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2016 01:36 AM (ntObR)

615 BTW, any questions you want answered about Hindu Heaven?

Did Kurt Cobain end up there? I mean, what with his band name and all...

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 05, 2016 01:37 AM (YJmuy)

616 G'Night, qdbsteve.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:37 AM (OQ9R7)

617 OT- Jarome Iginla just scored his 600th NHL goal, bank shot off a defenseman's skate. 19th ever in history to score that many. Good for him.

P.S. Avs up 4-1 over L.A. Kings

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 04, 2016 11:27 PM (NeFrd)


Iginla is a classy guy, both on and off the ice. All the best to him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 01:37 AM (cKwwS)

618 Oh man. We got a shot at the number tonight. Might have to stick around

Posted by: Zakn at January 05, 2016 01:38 AM (d2pTe)

619 Good nite moons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 01:39 AM (voOPb)

620 Might have to stick around


I attempted the sleep thing, but thar be monsters.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2016 01:40 AM (1xUj/)

621 Thank you & please remember her name, Gayle.

Posted by: Carol at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (sj3Ax)


Condolences, Carol. Lost a great and good friend to cancer a year or two ago. Evil disease, it is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 01:40 AM (cKwwS)

622 Morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2016 01:41 AM (voOPb)

623 426 I'm actually kinda creeped out that there's a poem about water hardness and etching here in the ONT 'cause I schlepped a 130 lbs box up two flights of stairs by myself this morning so I'd have a new dishwasher in my apartment.
Then I spent an hour this afternoon googling around about Minneapolis water stats, built-in softener settings, rinse aids, etc.
*shakes his head*
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 05, 2016 12:32 AM (PJFUH)


Heh. The original text came from a Kenmore dishwasher manual. I figured if you can make modern poetry out of that, you can do it with anything.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 05, 2016 01:42 AM (wqVD1)

624 Goodnight moon.
Wasn't that a kids book way back when?

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:43 AM (gQfxF)

625 I liked moons better! Made me lol.

G'night MH.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 05, 2016 01:44 AM (GzDYP)

626 The Great Holiday Diversion of 2015/2016 is finally over, and tomorrow I get to resume Trying to Get My Shit Together. Should be interesting. Things like my cellphone blowing up and having to keep the old one to access my calendar; or resetting all my passwords to things on post-it notes, then having to clear the post-it notes out-of-the-way in a hurry so we could put up a tree....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)

627 Addendum: it looks like a Commons committee of MPs (now) selects the S-a-A although that was undoubtedly formed with a Conservative majority of MPs on the panel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_El-Hajji

Posted by: andycanuck at January 04, 2016 11:30 PM (DLIIY)


Well, to play Devil's Advocate for a moment, even Winston Churchill said that individual muslims can "show great bravery in service to the Crown" or words to that effect. So, if the individual chosen is a person of quality, that supersedes his religious affiliation, which may not be that strong.


But, given the dhimmitude of the present Powers that be, I have doubts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 01:45 AM (cKwwS)

628 I could use the advice of an appliance repairman.

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2016 11:31 PM (gQfxF)


I will give it a shot, Chi. Many appliances have bitten the dust under my ministrations.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 01:47 AM (cKwwS)

629 Cth,
If I were you, I'd just fill up the yard inflatables with helium and let Snoopy & friends fly away. That way, you don't have to worry about storing them for another year!

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:48 AM (gQfxF)

630 Fat makes food taste better. And also the consistency (what they call mouth feel) is more appetizing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 04, 2016 11:33 PM (Xo1Rt)


I think many of the flavors that make food taste good are fat-soluble, not water-soluble.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 01:50 AM (cKwwS)

631 G'Night, Misanthropic.

BBL, everyone.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:50 AM (OQ9R7)

632 Alberta, see #344.
But, i think it's dead, Jim. Or maybe just mostly dead? I could ask Miracle Max...
Thanks though.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:52 AM (gQfxF)

633 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 05, 2016 01:53 AM (YJmuy)

634 612 Posted by: Arlo Guthrie at January 05, 2016 01:35 AM (1xUj/)

Get some rest, Arlo. You're due to play a concert date here on the MS coast in a few weeks (50th Anniversary Tour of Alice's Restaurant, the poster explains!).

Been milking that same cow for 50 years. Sheesh.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2016 01:55 AM (gyKtp)

635 Heh. The original text came from a Kenmore
dishwasher manual. I figured if you can make modern poetry out of that,
you can do it with anything.




Posted by: Maetenloch at January 05, 2016 01:42 AM



Thus proving that you're hip. You have The Gift, daddio.

Posted by: otho at January 05, 2016 01:56 AM (EWg9n)

636 She's not bad looking by general population standards but she's nothing special either. Yet we were supposed to view her like a princess anyway. Same for the banalities that a ghost writer managed to cobble into a published book for her. Full spectrum banal mediocrity - that's meggy mac in a nutshell.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 04, 2016 11:59 PM (pAlYe)


I'd pork her as long as I was sure she didn't know my real name.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 01:58 AM (cKwwS)

637 Heh. The original text came from a Kenmore
dishwasher manual. I figured if you can make modern poetry out of that, you can do it with anything.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 05, 2016 01:42 AM

Thus proving that you're hip. You have The Gift, daddio.

Posted by: otho at January 05, 2016 01:56 AM (EWg9n)


*snaps fingers*

Posted by: A Hipster at January 05, 2016 01:58 AM (vBeA5)

638 Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:52 AM (gQfxF)

Chances are the freon has leaked out or is at too low a pressure to work right anymore. And since it is a sealed system, you can't just add a can of freon to it.

Yeah, it's toast.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2016 02:00 AM (gyKtp)

639 Arlo Guthrie is still alive?
Wow. Go know.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:00 AM (gQfxF)

640 Get some rest, Arlo. You're due to play a concert date here on the MS coast in a few weeks (50th Anniversary Tour of Alice's Restaurant, the poster explains!).

Been milking that same cow for 50 years. Sheesh.



Heh. I just saw him on a PBS thing in which he did Alice's Restaurant. As soon as I saw it in the listing I told my GF "oh, this is going to be a fundraiser, because every time it's such Boomer Bait it's a fundraiser".

Which it was. And it's really hard to bring any surprises to a song that everyone in the audience knows by heart, inflection by inflection.

That said, I still love me some Arlo. Saw him four or five times, a couple with Pete Seeger. What was important to me in my yute remains important to me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2016 02:02 AM (1xUj/)

641 I'm getting too old to talk about "hitting", (odd term), any particular "chick".

-I don't know why I put quotes around "chick". I use the term "broad" freely.-

...but I would listen to Ms. McCain for about five minutes before walking on to another area of any given space.

...around two a.m., I would be asking her more about herself.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 12:04 AM (OQ9R7)


You got her phone number? I am losing my hearing, so listening to her would not be a burden for long. And she's heir to a beer fortune? Tell me more.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 02:02 AM (cKwwS)

642 I'd pork her as long as I was sure she didn't know my real name.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------------
I've been saying it here for years - it is perfectly acceptable to stick your dick in crazy. Just don't let crazy know where you live.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:03 AM (gQfxF)

643 *snaps fingers*

Posted by: A Hipster at January 05, 2016 01:58 AM (vBeA5)

Yours sure is snappier than that Goodnight Moon book.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 05, 2016 02:03 AM (GzDYP)

644 >> Arlo Guthrie is still alive?

Heh. Yeah, surprised me too. I'm offered free tickets, but sadly, that is my night for doing my nails.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2016 02:03 AM (gyKtp)

645 I plugged it in about 12 hours ago. I heard/felt the compressor turn on, but no cold. Can you charge this thing? Or is it just a boat anchor?

It is basically a box with wire racks at this point.If nothing else, i may turn it into a cold smoker - drill a 4" hole in the bottom for smoke to get in, a bunch of holes in the top for smoke to escape...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 12:12 AM (gQfxF)


If the compressor runs, but no cold, then it has lost its charge of freon planet-saving green refrigerant. Prolly cost more to recharge than replace.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 02:06 AM (cKwwS)

646 629
Cth,

If I were you, I'd just fill up the yard inflatables with helium and
let Snoopy friends fly away. That way, you don't have to worry
about storing them for another year!

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:48 AM (gQfxF)


Funny, you should mention 'em....


(1) they all got put in the attic on Sunday; and (2) there's not a Snoopy in the bunch.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:08 AM (EzgxV)

647 640 >> ... Saw him four or five times, a couple with that dirty commie-pinko Pete Seeger.

FIFY, Bandersnatch

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2016 02:08 AM (gyKtp)

648 A new federal guidance for employers illustrates the Catch-22 situation that immigration law creates for them: Businesses cannot employ anybody who is not legally residing in the U.S., but trying to determine if any of their employees are not legal residents can result in the business facing a federal discrimination lawsuit.

http://tinyurl.com/zqkpvhs

(Wash. Examiner)

Our gubmint atwerk.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2016 02:13 AM (gyKtp)

649 638
Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 01:52 AM (gQfxF)

Chances are
the freon has leaked out or is at too low a pressure to work right
anymore. And since it is a sealed system, you can't just add a can of
freon to it.

Yeah, it's toast.


Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2016 02:00 AM (gyKtp)


Actually, there can be several things wrong with it -- but if the basic compression/evaporation system isn't available to test, it's impossible to diagnose 'em. For instance, you can have a bad compressor but full fluids.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

650 Please forgive my crudeness, ODMom - I didn't realize that there were ladies still amongst us.

Hi, btw. Did it snow up there today?
I was wearing shorts a week ago, and today it snowed here. Crazy.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:13 AM (gQfxF)

651 There was a story out of San Diego a few years back where a husband was in just such a relationship. Finally one night she sent him out to pick up something at the drug store and the haranguing went on as he was backing out of the garage. Suddenly he just floored the gas pedal and pinned his wife against the wall killing her instantly. When the police finally came the husband was sitting on the garage floor repeating over and over, "I just wanted it to stop...I just wanted it to stop...

Women take note.

Posted by: Funeral Guy at January 05, 2016 02:15 AM (p0zHt)

652 Really? I didn't see Snoopy in his airplane in one of those pics?
Huh...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:16 AM (gQfxF)

653 "You got her phone number? I am losing my hearing, so listening to her would not be a burden for long. And she's heir to a beer fortune? Tell me more."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 02:02 AM (cKwwS)

(555) 867-5309. Don't tell her I told you.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:18 AM (OQ9R7)

654 652
Really? I didn't see Snoopy in his airplane in one of those pics?

Huh...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:16 AM (gQfxF)


Check it again -- I think it was Santa, an elf, and a reindeer....which would only make sense, being that a Sopwith Camel didn't have three seats.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:19 AM (EzgxV)

655 Indian reservations have been taking advantage of this for quite awhile. Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 01:02 AM (OQ9R7)

No, those are treaty rights.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 05, 2016 01:10 AM (kXoT0)


Indian Casinos: an entire industry predicated upon the proposition that the White man is the only animal which can be scalped more than once.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 02:22 AM (cKwwS)

656 Okay... I'm out.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:23 AM (OQ9R7)

657 No ladies Chi, just little ol insomniac me. And by 2am I'm pretty crude myself.

While it's cold enough to snow, only 8-10 people saw any flakes blowing around from what I heard. So weird to be wearing shorts on Christmas and it's 20 degrees now. Brrrh!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 05, 2016 02:23 AM (GzDYP)

658 Oh,

P.S.:

*Flips-Off Nip Sip*

*dial tone*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:25 AM (OQ9R7)

659 Yeah, I just looked again.
I think I mixed up your airplane with a Snoopy that was around the corner from me.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:26 AM (gQfxF)

660 659
Yeah, I just looked again.

I think I mixed up your airplane with a Snoopy that was around the corner from me.



Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:26 AM (gQfxF)


We have some competition. Around the corner, there's a 9' inflatable Santa that drops its drawers with "Merry Xmas" written across its boxers.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:30 AM (EzgxV)

661 (555) 867-5309. Don't tell her I told you.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:18 AM (OQ9R7)


Hey, that's Jenny's number. And she's a slut. Don't think that you can pull the wool over my eyes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 02:30 AM (cKwwS)

662 Great news everyone --

Delivering on its promise to deliver "common sense" gun control, the Obama administration on Monday finalized a rule that enables health care providers to report the names of mentally ill patients to an FBI firearms background check system.

Don't piss your doc off. Due process? Fuggidaboutit.

(It's from Politico, and I ain't linking them whores)

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2016 02:31 AM (gyKtp)

663 Well, Time for this peon to go to bed. It's getting too drunk out. Be well, all of you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2016 02:31 AM (cKwwS)

664 To DREAM the impossible DREAM.....



Oh, sorry....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

665 .....and?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

666 Now?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

667 For anyone who missed the reference -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfHnzYEHAow

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:36 AM (EzgxV)

668 We have some competition. Around the corner, there's a 9' inflatable Santa that drops its drawers with "Merry Xmas" written across its boxers.
Posted by: cthulhu
--------------
Directly behind me, on the next street over, there is a 20 foot tall Rudolph.
Looks like maybe 5 or 6 pieces of plywood, at least. Very cool.

I was tempted to make something similar, but then i realized that i don't even have the give-a-fucks left to get out of bed in the morning, much less care about Christmas decorations.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:38 AM (gQfxF)

669 -Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:38 AM (gQfxF)

Don't You Dare do this to me at this hour.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:40 AM (OQ9R7)

670 I need sleep, you bastard and I'll stay awake as long as it takes to talk you off that ledge.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:42 AM (OQ9R7)

671 Get some rest, Arlo. You're due to play a concert date here on the MS coast in a few weeks (50th Anniversary Tour of Alice's Restaurant, the poster explains!).

Been milking that same cow for 50 years. Sheesh.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2016 01:55 AM (gyKtp)


He must have studied under Chubby Checker!

That was one ridiculous movie. Though I have to say that I did really like the song Arlo sang at Woodstock that made it on the film. He was babbling incoherently before it (as acid will do to you) but it was a really nice tune. "Hey, Mister Customs Man ..."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 05, 2016 02:42 AM (zc3Db)

672 You knock that off, man.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:42 AM (OQ9R7)

673 Slap, go to sleep, man.
The closest ledge is about one foot off the ground.
Worst I could do is sprain an ankle. I'm just sayin' that life sucks is all.
I love you and appreciate you. Now go to bed.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:45 AM (gQfxF)

674 Always figured the extra mass was light hiccuping between wave and particle and hence not observable but yielding mass.
That's it folks. Only good for one crackpot theory a night.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at January 05, 2016 02:46 AM (FtrY1)

675 670
I need sleep, you bastard and I'll stay awake as long as it takes to talk you off that ledge.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:42 AM (OQ9R7)


I don't think he's on a ledge tonight, I think he's just tired.


OTOH, I haven't seen OG CELTIC-AMERICAN since I thought he was on a ledge.

If you're ever worried enough to have me call him on the phone, Slap, let me know.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:49 AM (EzgxV)

676 You fucker. Don't do that.

...Damn you.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:50 AM (OQ9R7)

677 and I'll stay awake as long as it takes to talk you off that ledge.

Posted by: Slapweasel


MEEROWW!

Posted by: cat from Cat's Eye at January 05, 2016 02:50 AM (9YDUz)

678 673
Slap, go to sleep, man.

The closest ledge is about one foot off the ground.

Worst I could do is sprain an ankle. I'm just sayin' that life sucks is all.

I love you and appreciate you. Now go to bed.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 02:45 AM (gQfxF)


Life doesn't suck. Perhaps your situation does, but the remedy is to change your situation and not your life.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:51 AM (EzgxV)

679 676
You fucker. Don't do that.



...Damn you.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 02:50 AM (OQ9R7)


And, now, you get a spankin' -- who the fuck are you to be damning good people? He spooked you -- and, Lord knows, I've been spooked and done stupid shit -- and you alerted-up. All to the good. He didn't do it to jerk you around and he's been responsive to your concerns. Calm down and rest easy, and know we love you dearly.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 02:55 AM (EzgxV)

680 Yeah, cooth. I get a little pissed when I hear shit like that. He should know better.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:00 AM (OQ9R7)

681 I am SO sorry, slap.
Really feeling bad right now...

But thank you for caring so much. Seriously. You are a damn good man. I consider myself fortunate to have you as a friend.
Now, go to sleep, Moron.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:01 AM (gQfxF)

682 I'm not trying to be some sort of hard-ass...

-To the contrary.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:01 AM (OQ9R7)

683 Thanks, Chi.

I can sleep now.

-Jiminy Fucking Christmas!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:02 AM (OQ9R7)

684 Good night Moons!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 05, 2016 03:04 AM (GzDYP)

685 680
Yeah, cooth. I get a little pissed when I hear shit like that. He should know better.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:00 AM (OQ9R7)


I get that -- life is the ultimate gift, without which all other gifts are useless. But we're all frustrated and upset and prone to indiscreet orations.....and need to separate the wheat from the chaff. Rest easy, tiger....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:05 AM (EzgxV)

686 G'Night, OldDominionMom.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy.

...oof

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:06 AM (OQ9R7)

687 Thanks to Lauren, I've finally decided: yes, Kwanza is a real thing, and now that's decided, we can all start asking whether Christmas is necessary and whether we should have been cannibalizing Jesus all these centuries, because, man, that's kind of fucked up.

Posted by: Thnx For The Fish & Online Porn at January 05, 2016 03:08 AM (lqeGC)

688 681
I am SO sorry, slap.

Really feeling bad right now...



But thank you for caring so much. Seriously. You are a damn good man. I consider myself fortunate to have you as a friend.

Now, go to sleep, Moron.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:01 AM (gQfxF)


Don't feel too bad, or I might be compelled to do something stupid.

It is one of the wonders of the age that we can forge such bonds of friendship and concern across the barriers of space and time.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:10 AM (EzgxV)

689 Cth, you know what would be hilarious?
If Slap called in a "welfare check" on me (I know he has my name & phone #, but maybe not address).

I would end up in jail again! Yes, there is a warrant for my arrest right now - because I missed that court date - for not cutting my grass when the city dickhead told me to 3 months ago. (He had to walk around my lawnmower & gas can to get to my porch)

Didn't help that I cussed at him like a hooker and kicked him off my lawn, I guess.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:12 AM (gQfxF)

690 689
Cth, you know what would be hilarious?

If Slap called in a "welfare check" on me (I know he has my name phone #, but maybe not address).



I would end up in jail again! Yes, there is a warrant for my arrest
right now - because I missed that court date - for not cutting my grass
when the city dickhead told me to 3 months ago. (He had to walk around
my lawnmower gas can to get to my porch)



Didn't help that I cussed at him like a hooker and kicked him off my lawn, I guess.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:12 AM (gQfxF)


Now you've done it.....you're going to have to tell the story. Not tonight -- but, dude.....

*LMAO*

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:17 AM (EzgxV)

691 @690
Yeah, it's funny now.
It wasn't funny at the time, man.

Cooth put me in jail one night, btw, just so y'all know.
But he did it out of love, so I forgave him.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:20 AM (gQfxF)

692 691
@690

Yeah, it's funny now.

It wasn't funny at the time, man.



Cooth put me in jail one night, btw, just so y'all know.

But he did it out of love, so I forgave him.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:20 AM (gQfxF)


I didn't think it was funny at all when it happened. But it's Chi's story to tell, so I can't say anything until he's opened it.

From what he's opened so far, I can confirm the following. My actions resulted in Chi spending some time in jail. That was not my intent and my actions were motivated by my concern for his well-being. I didn't know some things about the local situation and I was surprised and upset at the way things developed.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

693 At least Tucker didn't get shot!
Which, looking back, is kinda amazing. 1AM, rookie cops, barking dog...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:31 AM (gQfxF)

694 And, BTW, I consider Chi to be a complete gentleman, worthy of emulation.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:32 AM (EzgxV)

695 ..."That was not my intent and my actions were motivated by my concern for his well-being."
-Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

I understand that The Road to Hell isn't paved with bricks, cement, gravel, nor asphalt...

...you incorrigible, worry-wart, namby-pamby semi ass-hat.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:35 AM (OQ9R7)

696 693
At least Tucker didn't get shot!

Which, looking back, is kinda amazing. 1AM, rookie cops, barking dog...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:31 AM (gQfxF)


You're dragging more in here to explain to the Horde, just sayin'. As for me, you can tell all of it that you want known -- but you may want to take a nap and put things in the best possible light tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:36 AM (EzgxV)

697 I don't do smileys.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:36 AM (OQ9R7)

698 From what he's opened so far, I can confirm the following. My actions resulted in Chi spending some time in jail. That was not my intent and my actions were motivated by my concern for his well-being. I didn't know some things about the local situation and I was surprised and upset at the way things developed.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:28 AM (EzgxV)


Hrmmm...

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2016 03:36 AM (vBeA5)

699 You're dragging more in here to explain to the Horde, just sayin'. As for me, you can tell all of it that you want known -- but you may want to take a nap and put things in the best possible light tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:36 AM (EzgxV)


So far, the only thing I've gleened is that Cooth and Chi are worth getting to know...

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2016 03:39 AM (vBeA5)

700 "So far, the only thing I've gleened is that Cooth and Chi are worth getting to know..."
-Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2016 03:39 AM (vBeA5)

"Gleaned"

...and yes.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:41 AM (OQ9R7)

701 695
..."That was not my intent and my actions were motivated by my concern for his well-being."

-Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:28 AM (EzgxV)



I understand that The Road to Hell isn't paved with bricks, cement, gravel, nor asphalt...



...you incorrigible, worry-wart, namby-pamby semi ass-hat.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:35 AM (OQ9R7)


Yeah, there's nothing you can say that compares to the level of self-flagellation this episode generated.

You do realize this is coming out because you were upset, right?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:41 AM (EzgxV)

702 Prayer sent for Gayle.

Posted by: william at January 05, 2016 03:43 AM (cwAFZ)

703 Meh - I really don't care who knows what, to be honest.
Besides - nobody is awake to even listen to the story. And even if they were, nobody cares.
I slept for 3 hours earlier, btw - I won't sleep again for at least 20 hours.


I'm
And, I want to say - Slap is, well... I can't really put it into words...
Lets just say that you're a great person. Know that.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:43 AM (gQfxF)

704 16 I think 2015 is the year we finally stopped pretending that Kwanzaa was a real thing.

Posted by: Lauren at January 03, 2016 11:13 PM (GZ6Pf)


I missed that post but my reply would have been I never pretended it was a real thing and after I found the origins of that BS I not only didn't pretend I actively called it a fraud.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 05, 2016 03:44 AM (t2KH5)

705 "You do realize this is coming out because you were upset, right?"
-Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:41 AM (EzgxV)

Of course I do. And I apologize.

I'm no longer pissed. Maybe it was the mention of the Christmas lights that set me off...

...that's a joke.

*folds cards*

I'm no longer capable

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:45 AM (OQ9R7)

706

From what he's opened so far, I can confirm the following. My actions resulted in Chi spending some time in jail.

No stomach pumping? That real bullshit. Real friend provides stomach pumping ... maybe other end too ... cover all bases.

Posted by: Wonga Taa, King of Jungle at January 05, 2016 03:48 AM (FlRtG)

707 705
"You do realize this is coming out because you were upset, right?"

-Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:41 AM (EzgxV)



Of course I do. And I apologize.



I'm no longer pissed. Maybe it was the mention of the Christmas lights that set me off...



...that's a joke.



*folds cards*



I'm no longer capable

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 03:45 AM (OQ9R7)


Slap, you are cherished. Know that. When you got upset at Chi, that meant enough for him to crack a glimpse of something between him and I. It's not mine -- I can only confirm and contextualize what Chi discloses -- but it's there.

In the meantime, sleep well.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:53 AM (EzgxV)

708 Hat,
I am nothing but a moron (yes, lower case m). Really.
Cooth? A giant among us mere mortals. If you ever get the chance, meet him. Break bread with him. You won't be sorry.

And I look forward to the day I get to buy Slap a beer...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:54 AM (gQfxF)

709 706




From what he's opened so far, I can confirm the following. My actions resulted in Chi spending some time in jail.



No stomach pumping? That real bullshit. Real friend provides stomach pumping ... maybe other end too ... cover all bases.

Posted by: Wonga Taa, King of Jungle at January 05, 2016 03:48 AM (FlRtG)


Subject's closed -- moose out front shoulda told ya....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 03:55 AM (EzgxV)

710 Hat,
I am nothing but a moron (yes, lower case m). Really.
Cooth? A giant among us mere mortals. If you ever get the chance, meet him. Break bread with him. You won't be sorry.

And I look forward to the day I get to buy Slap a beer...
Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 03:54 AM (gQfxF)


Hey,

If Chi, Slap, or Cooth visits Vegas, I'll buy a tasty beverage for ya. This is a standing offer for any 'ron or 'ette.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2016 03:57 AM (vBeA5)

711 Hat, if you ever find yourself in Va Beach, your money is no good here.

If you are lucky enough to ever meet Cth, my experience says that you will eat/drink for free with him as well. Don't even try to argue.
But, the dude wears shorts year-round. Even when it's snowing out! Weird.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:10 AM (gQfxF)

712 -Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2016 03:57 AM (vBeA5)

You're someone who I read often, (and you're often linked by "The Other McCain").

--Restaurant Quality Lemonade!

I am honored, fellow MetalHead.

In your honor, I will link this song. While it isn't Vietnamese Death Metal, it is good ol' USA Rock N' Roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG_k5CSYKhg

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:12 AM (OQ9R7)

713 "But, the dude wears shorts year-round. Even when it's snowing out! Weird."
-Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:10 AM (gQfxF)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:14 AM (OQ9R7)

714 What was it? Late February, March, maybe?
Cooth showed up at my house one day wearing shorts, and it was about 15, 20 degrees outside. Snowing when we went to lunch.

Even the dog didnt want to go outside. That was funny stuff.



Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:18 AM (gQfxF)

715 P.S.: If you show up in Northeast Ohio, I'll have to buy you a tasty beverage or nine.

...as an apology for winding-up here.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:19 AM (OQ9R7)

716 711
Hat, if you ever find yourself in Va Beach, your money is no good here.



If you are lucky enough to ever meet Cth, my experience says that
you will eat/drink for free with him as well. Don't even try to argue.

But, the dude wears shorts year-round. Even when it's snowing out! Weird.





Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:10 AM (gQfxF)


For Moron-meetups where it's chilly, it's shorts, a Cthulhu-themed t-shirt, a fedora, and a long coat....and VA beach was definitely chilly. Thing is, if I wanted to wear long pants, I'd have to find a pair.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 04:19 AM (EzgxV)

717 ..."Even the dog didn't want to go outside. That was funny stuff."
-Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:18 AM (gQfxF)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:20 AM (OQ9R7)

718 I've got plenty of pairs of sweats, everyone.

...don't think less of me for that.

-Simply understand that "being prepared" means that you need to supplement the people around the fire-pit who would otherwise take their knowledge and humor elsewhere.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:24 AM (OQ9R7)

719 Hat, if you ever find yourself in Va Beach, your money is no good here.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:10 AM (gQfxF)


"Va" = virginia?

P.S.: If you show up in Northeast Ohio, I'll have to buy you a tasty beverage or nine.

...as an apology for winding-up here.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:19 AM (OQ9R7)


Aside from a layover from helping out the CAC's election night in New Hampshire, don't have any OH plans.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2016 04:25 AM (vBeA5)

720 Oh...

I also wear flannels. I like them.; I love them, really.

...and I have two robes. In case one of them needs washed.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:27 AM (OQ9R7)

721 Spoken like a true left coast Moron - you just called pants "long pants" fercryingoutloud!
They're called PANTS, man!

Gawd, I love you...

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:28 AM (gQfxF)

722 In your honor, I will link this song. While it isn't Vietnamese Death Metal, it is good ol' USA Rock N' Roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG_k5CSYKhg

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:12 AM (OQ9R7)


Not that familiar with Vietnamese metal. Singaporan, OTOH...

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

Posted by: The Political Hat \m? at January 05, 2016 04:28 AM (vBeA5)

723 I think young children should easily be able to learn how to belt feed ammunition for a DShK as the start of weapons training.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 05, 2016 04:31 AM (C1Suc)

724 714
What was it? Late February, March, maybe?

Cooth showed up at my house one day wearing shorts, and it was about 15, 20 degrees outside. Snowing when we went to lunch.



Even the dog didnt want to go outside. That was funny stuff.









Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:18 AM (gQfxF)


I'm going to call a technical here. I'm of Irish descent, and I showed up on Chi's doorstep to apologize for the previously-mentioned unpleasantness. Yes, I had alcohol in my hand -- and, yes, I wasn't dressed for a walk in the woods. When you're sincerely apologizing in the Irish manner, you don't fluff yourself up for comfort.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 04:32 AM (EzgxV)

725 Was the alcohol to share or personal provision?

Posted by: Skip at January 05, 2016 04:35 AM (C1Suc)

726 I'm going to call a technical here. I'm of Irish descent, and I showed up on Chi's doorstep to apologize for the previously-mentioned unpleasantness. Yes, I had alcohol in my hand -- and, yes, I wasn't dressed for a walk in the woods. When you're sincerely apologizing in the Irish manner, you don't fluff yourself up for comfort.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 04:32 AM (EzgxV)


Offers of alchohol are always acceptable... just as long as you are willing to accept the ethanolic concoction offered back...

Posted by: The Ethanolicous Hat at January 05, 2016 04:35 AM (vBeA5)

727 "Not that familiar with Vietnamese metal. Singaporan, OTOH..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVvDOTxEb_Q
-Posted by: The Political Hat \m? at January 05, 2016 04:28 AM (vBeA5)

-Metal

-Fire

-The Three-Hundred

-Spears

...seems to check-out!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:36 AM (OQ9R7)

728 What other kind of pants are there, btw? Short pants? Capris, I guess, but if you showed up wearing them, I wouldn't have invited you in...

And yes, Hat, Virginia. I'm actually in Norfolk, but could throw a rock from my front porch & hit Va Beach. About 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, slightly closer to the Chesapeake Bay.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:37 AM (gQfxF)

729 "Offers of alcohol are always acceptable... just as long as you are willing to accept the ethanolic concoction offered back..."
-Posted by: The Ethanolicous Hat at January 05, 2016 04:35 AM (vBeA5)

I'll buy the beers and shots.

I will not accept shots in return.

My friends understand this.

You should, too.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:39 AM (OQ9R7)

730 725
Was the alcohol to share or personal provision?

Posted by: Skip at January 05, 2016 04:35 AM (C1Suc)


Neither. And if Chi had taken the hooch to toast my shivering misery on his front stoop, I would have cheered his toasts. That's how it's done in the old country. Instead, he invited me in and let me taunt his dog.

Like I said, Chi's a gentleman.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 04:41 AM (EzgxV)

731 What other kind of pants are there, btw? Short pants? Capris, I guess, but if you showed up wearing them, I wouldn't have invited you in...

And yes, Hat, Virginia. I'm actually in Norfolk, but could throw a rock from my front porch & hit Va Beach. About 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, slightly closer to the Chesapeake Bay.
Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:37 AM (gQfxF)


Funny story about capris.

I was T.A.ing a general chemistry lab and there was a girl with capris on. Someone stormed in and yelled at me for letting in this student with "shorts" on in the lab. I honestly noted that I didn't see anyone with "shorts" on. I was then informed that capris were somehow shorts and that that student wasn't alloweed into the lab because "capris" were considered shorts.

Learn something every day, huh?

Posted by: The Laboratory Hatj at January 05, 2016 04:42 AM (vBeA5)

732 I wasn't sure if the alcohol in hand was to share, could have been a 3/4 full bottle of whisky or a 1/3 left glass of beer

Posted by: Skip at January 05, 2016 04:42 AM (C1Suc)

733 I tend to "Slap" anything I consider a "Weasel" after shots of "whatever".

...I'll simply have another beer.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:43 AM (OQ9R7)

734 732
I wasn't sure if the alcohol in hand was to share, could have been a 3/4 full bottle of whisky or a 1/3 left glass of beer

Posted by: Skip at January 05, 2016 04:42 AM (C1Suc)


I drove from Greensboro, NC to Norfolk, VA to apologize the best I could. 1/3 of a glass of beer wasn't involved.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 04:48 AM (EzgxV)

735 Heh.
Cooth sneaking up on Tucker like a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
Memories...

I swear - I think conversations like this are why Al Gore invented the internet.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:49 AM (gQfxF)

736 Nobody wishes me a Good Night!

I've already made an ass of myself on multiple occasions. (Pants-less Moron.)

Somebody say, "Goodnight, Gracie!" for God's sake!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:49 AM (OQ9R7)

737 "I swear - I think conversations like this are why Al Gore invented the internet."
-Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:49 AM (gQfxF)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:51 AM (OQ9R7)

738 736
Nobody wishes me a Good Night!



I've already made an ass of myself on multiple occasions. (Pants-less Moron.)



Somebody say, "Goodnight, Gracie!" for God's sake!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:49 AM (OQ9R7)


Goodnight, Gracie!

Goodnight, Slap!

Tomorrow's ONT will be poorer if you aren't there. Please be sure to join us.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2016 04:53 AM (EzgxV)

739 -Good

-Night

-Now

*throws computer at wall*

*bzzzt!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 05, 2016 04:54 AM (OQ9R7)

740 For me it's
Hi Hoooooo, HI, HOOOOOOO

Posted by: Skip at January 05, 2016 04:58 AM (C1Suc)

741 Slap,
You really are the best. Sorry to spook you earlier.
G'night, brother.

Posted by: Chi at January 05, 2016 04:58 AM (gQfxF)

742 Night all.

Here is something seriously mysterious...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcpKyx21yx4

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2016 05:18 AM (vBeA5)

743 Smart bra = Fittit

Posted by: hadoop at January 05, 2016 05:32 AM (2X7pN)

744 In addition to the new guidance on who must obtain a firearms license, Valerie Jarrett announced that the president would require the Social Security Administration to begin the rule-making process for prohibiting certain Social Security recipients from legally obtaining guns, a move that could bar millions from legally owning firearms.


This should get really, really interesting.

Posted by: free range jihadist at January 05, 2016 06:02 AM (fbovC)

745 The tentacles of government used to slowly strangle us.

Posted by: Gem at January 05, 2016 06:14 AM (c+gwp)

746 Posted by: free range jihadist at January 05, 2016 06:02 AM (fbovC)

Always remember. All these federal agencies have their allotted share of Lois Lerners.

Posted by: Golfman at January 05, 2016 06:16 AM (48QDY)

747
I was T.A.ing a general chemistry lab and there was a girl with capris on. Someone stormed in and yelled at me for letting in this student with "shorts" on in the lab. I honestly noted that I didn't see anyone with "shorts" on. I was then informed that capris were somehow shorts and that that student wasn't alloweed into the lab because "capris" were considered shorts.

-----------------
I worked in a lab and nearly everyone wore shorts because lab coats were required. BL3 and up had to wear biohazard clothing.

Posted by: hadoop at January 05, 2016 06:20 AM (2X7pN)

748 745
The tentacles of government used to slowly strangle us.



Posted by: Gem at January 05, 2016 06:14 AM (c+gwp)


And then they started watching anime and weren't content with mere strangling.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 05, 2016 06:22 AM (J+mig)

749 G'morning, all.

14 degrees out.

Even the cat stayed in this morning.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 05, 2016 06:27 AM (ptqRm)

750 746 Posted by: free range jihadist at January 05, 2016 06:02 AM (fbovC)

Always remember. All these federal agencies have their allotted share of Lois Lerners.
Posted by: Golfman at January 05, 2016 06:16 AM (48QDY)

I used to believe that reasoned discourse and reasonable compromise was the way to insure that we could all live together peacefully in a pluralistic, democratic society.

I used to be a fucking chump.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 05, 2016 06:37 AM (u5gzz)

751

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 05, 2016 06:47 AM (HSmrB)

752 Just saw an NBC synopsis on what Obama plans on doing with his EO on guns. It boils down to nothing pretty much. If what they showed was accurate he is going to somehow make it harder for people mentally ill to get firearms and tell the ATF that someone who sells 50 guns a year is now a firearms dealer and must do background checks.

Once again he is just "doing" something and getting another display ready for his library.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at January 05, 2016 06:48 AM (iONHu)

753 I used to believe that reasoned discourse and
reasonable compromise was the way to insure that we could all live
together peacefully in a pluralistic, democratic society.
I used to be a fucking chump.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 05, 2016 06:37 AM


At least you learned.

Some people haven't managed that yet, and probably never will. Including, I might add, some of the Shining Stars of Conservative Thought.

Those individuals bear considerable responsibility for Choom Boy's continued success in damaging the country that promoted him far, far above his abilities.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at January 05, 2016 06:48 AM (mIvL9)

754 Regarding the military, part of that is because there's now an awful lot of idiocy when it comes to nitpicky requirements. I was fully qualified to get into the Navy, even had the nuke guys talking to me, except my eyesight was poor(over 20/800, well out of acceptable range). I was told by multiple people(Doc at MEPS, recruiter, others) that if I got Lasik or PRK and dropped my eyesight to under 20/40 that they could get a medical waiver and get me in. I did so, with my eyesight dropping to 20/25.


It turns out that there was an addendum to to the medical exception in 2004. If your eyesight was over 20/800 prior to surgery, you were barred without exception from the military. From what I was able to glean in my research, this came about because a bunch of parents in the early to mid 90's under the same exception who got their kids PRK/Lasik and the gamble failed. So they whined and bitched to their congressmen and thus the regulation was born. Of course, rather than be pegged to a certain percentage of successful surgeries from a few years prior to the current one, they just pegged it at a success rate from the late 90s. Which means that as technology advanced and things like wavefront PRK/Lasik has significantly higher success rates and better outcomes than traditional.

In any case, that 27% number is almost certainly lower than it should be.

Posted by: ravenshrike at January 05, 2016 06:49 AM (khlNS)

755
In any case, that 27% number is almost certainly lower than it should be.

Posted by: ravenshrike at January 05, 2016 06:49 AM (khlNS)
_________________________

Have I mentioned lately that I was a Marine?

*hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 05, 2016 06:54 AM (HSmrB)

756 Just got done reading the EO signed by Obama. It changes absolutely nothing, zero, zilch, zip, nada about gun laws. Idiot, but his base will eat it up. obama is the only one who had the courage to take on the evil NRA, etc.

It is up at White House.gov.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at January 05, 2016 07:02 AM (iONHu)

757 744 Valerie Jarrett should not be allowed within 10,000 miles of any American facet of American government. If there are two people about whom we know nothing, and should know as much as possible it's Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama. SS -- law. Gun ownership -- 2nd Amendment.

And VJ and BO want us to be ruled. This is just total BS. And if we had a judicial branch or a legislative branch worth a damn this or a citizenry that was not so complacent it would never have gotten this far.

Valerie Jarrett is just some pug faced scourge. Even the Hillary Hag pales.

Posted by: gracepmc at January 05, 2016 07:44 AM (OU4q6)

758 32 years of marriage talking: Be polite to your spouse.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 05, 2016 07:52 AM (t5zYU)

759 Dear God... This is amazing...
"Remember that people - especially your spouse - have an empathy budget.
And when you're a bitch or a dick to them, their forbearance of your
behavior out of love saps that budget until there's none left for any
generosity or affection."

Posted by: IP at January 05, 2016 09:55 AM (aQQbl)

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