Overnight Open Thread (1-11-2016)

Quote of the Day I

Never underestimate the coercive power of a central state in the service of good and wisdom.

-- Governor Jerry Brown, December 7, 2015

Quote of the Day II

There's actually nothing very "civil" about "enforcing civility". Indeed, if civility (which derives from "civis" - citizen) has to be enforced, it is by definition no longer civility at all.

-- Mark Steyn on the German government's clamp-down on anti-immigrant comments on Facebook and Twitter

RIP David Bowie (1947-2016)

Sad news. I've always loved his classic hits but because of the sheer variety and volume of his music over the decades, I was still discovering obscure but new-to-me songs of his even up to the last few years. I was always curious to see what he was going to come up with next. Sadly we'll never get to be surprised by him again.

Here's one of my favorite classic Bowie songs:

As Ace has noted one of the nice things about Bowie was that he never become preachy or a celebrity scold and always seemed to have a certain lack of super-star ego to him. In particular he didn't seem to mind people making fun of him or even playing caricatures of himself in other people's works. Here are some clips of him from Zoolander and Ricky Gervais' Extras (thanks to Sonny Bunch):


Age of Miracles and Wonder: Man With a Bionic Penis Will Lose his Virginity to a Dominatrix Who Ran for Parliament

Powerline on Why The Democrats Have Made Gun Control the Top Priority at This Moment

I find this extremely puzzling. We have seen this movie before, and we know how it ends. The Democrats have died on the gun control hill a couple of times already. I understand demagoguing an issue, but don't politicians generally try to demagogue issues that are popular?

...I can think of only two explanations for the Democrats' gun obsession. The first is that they perceive a danger of losing their base, and therefore are pushing an issue that their base believes in, even though it alienates most voters in the middle. If that's right, it is a sign of desperation. The second is that their agenda is so exhausted that they literally can't think of anything better to talk about. I think that might be it: what are Obama and Clinton going to give speeches about to fire up the troops, Obamacare? Immigration? The Iran deal? Unpopular as it is, gun control may be as good as they've got.

Did North Korea Really Set Off a Hydrogen Bomb?

Nate Hale thinks not based on its blast signature and the fact that its estimated yield was less than half of the US Hiroshima bomb. What is disturbing though is the pace that the Norks are improving their technology and the fact that their test caught the US off guard.

Related: Modeling North Korean Negotiators

The North Koreans may know a lot about the outside world, but they don't know everything, even about the United States, their main adversary. In one meeting, an official asked, "Why do the president and secretary of state keep saying that the United States will not allow North Korea to have nuclear weapons when in fact you are not doing much to stop us?" He deduced that there must be a hidden agenda. "It's because you want us to have nuclear weapons as an excuse to tighten your grip on South Korea and Japan, your two allies." We responded that there was no hidden agenda and that the United States really did not want the North to have those weapons. I'm not sure we convinced him.

To recap, China's total debt is about $28 trillion, or roughly half the world's entire debt

Debunking 5 Phony Statistics Liberals Love To Toss Around

One in five college women will still be raped on Superbowl Sunday though.

Swedish Police Accused of Covering Up Sexual Assaults by Immigrants at a Music Festival Last Summer

There were 38 reports of rape and sexual assault filed after the We Are Sthlm festival, which uses the postal abbreviation for Stockholm, in 2014 and 2015, according to police.

...Police would not say how many men had been linked to the alleged assaults, but DN reported that as many as 50 Afghan refugees who had come to Sweden without their parents were suspected to be involved.

Officers had, however, avoided informing the public that they had made this connection, DN said.

Remembering the Boy in the Bubble

The epitaph on David Phillip Vetter's gravestone observes correctly that "he never touched the world." How could he have? From a few seconds after his birth until two weeks before his death at age 12, David lived life entirely in one plastic bubble or another. Touching the world would have killed him in fairly short order. Even his two weeks outside a plastic cocoon were spent in a hospital trying, futilely, to stave off the inevitable.

...But over time, his life came to be fraught with ethical dilemmas. For instance, what if a mature David at some point demanded freedom from his hermetic environment, regardless of the risk? A psychologist who worked with him has recounted how the boy, always cheerful in televised images, sometimes raged off-camera at the terrible hand fate had dealt him.

In October 1983, his doctors tried a new bone marrow technique, one that did not require a perfect blood match. As had originally been planned, Katherine Vetter was the donor. At first, the procedure seemed to work. But dormant and undetected in Katherine's marrow was a virus, Epstein-Barr. It proved to be a killer, the trigger of cancerous tumors that overwhelmed David's body.

At long last, he was taken out of the bubble and treated in a sterile hospital room. For the first time in his life, he was able to receive that most primal of human contacts: a mother's kiss. But the end was at hand. On Feb. 22, 1984, two weeks after leaving the bubble - with a wink to his doctor, William T. Shearer, as a final gesture - David died.

boyinbubble

The Future Is Now: Replicant Roy Batty's Incept Date Was 8 January 2016

Interestingly Rutger Hauer basically wrote the tears in the rain speech at the end since he didn't care for what Ridley Scott originally had in the script.

The Literal 'Hole in the Wall' Restaurant in Brooklyn

It serves whatever Caribbean dish the owner has cooked that day and is open whenever there's food and closed when there's not.

holeinwalljama

Couple Get Engaged at Wal-Mart, Then Get Accused of Theft

New Jersey Rejects Request For Dolphin Necropsy Results, Cites "Medical Privacy"

No Pascal, not a SNOBOL's chance. Go Forth!

I've always had a certain fondness for SNOBOL since the very first online forum/BBS program I was ever exposed to - circa 1980-81 - was written in SNOBOL and running on a local university Dec-10. And because the source code for it was available students and users could easily make tweaks and add extra features.

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

And my twitter thang.

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Comments

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1 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 11, 2016 10:23 PM (szEUw)

2 Wow...first!

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 11, 2016 10:23 PM (szEUw)

3 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 11, 2016 10:23 PM (KCxzN)

4 I'll get the others...

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 11, 2016 10:23 PM (szEUw)

5
Any SE Michigan morons out there?

Jinx the Cat will be visiting the Washtenaw / Livingston county area this weekend; Jinx & I are going to have a mini mo-me either Friday night or Sunday afternoon, probably in the Brighton area.

Sorry for the short notice, I meant to pimp this over the past weekend but real life interviened.

If you're interested, e-mail me at "heywoodblogger" on the yahooo thingie, or contact me through Teh Group

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 11, 2016 10:24 PM (KCxzN)

6 Pound it, boys. Pound it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 10:25 PM (rwI+c)

7 g'night. 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 11, 2016 10:26 PM (KCxzN)

8 TD Bama.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 10:26 PM (rwI+c)

9 Per the ONT a couple of nights ago, I'm using Tequila to control my hunger.

So far, so good.

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 11, 2016 10:26 PM (szEUw)

10 Wait, I read this. I'm not first, maybe first 10?

Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2016 10:26 PM (o/90i)

11 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 11, 2016 10:26 PM (YJmuy)

12
TD bama.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 10:26 PM (ODxAs)

13 The "Bubble Boy" entered the popular culture. When Mikey's older brother in "The Goonies" said of his asthmatic little brother "put him in a plastic bubble, ma" everyone knew what he was talking about.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 10:27 PM (6FqZa)

14 Don't really have a dog in the fight (Nat'l Championship game), but for some strange reason Dabo irritates me.

Roll Tide.

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 11, 2016 10:28 PM (szEUw)

15 Howdy.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 10:28 PM (011nl)

16 Woot woot ONT

A little bit later than last night. Hope you had fun last night Maet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:29 PM (voOPb)

17 Yeah... Bowie. Pretty influential. Always considered Hunky Dory to be his best work. That's not a slight on his other stuff. Everything from Ziggy Stardust through to Heroes is all killer stuff. He came to a gig back in the day and was a nice guy and the non egotist Maet observed. Pretty laid back dude..

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2016 10:30 PM (EWg9n)

18 Get another stop now.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 10:30 PM (rwI+c)

19 Get the ball back to the offense. Clemson can't stop shit now.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 10:31 PM (rwI+c)

20 Good morning from Uganda.

My observation for the day is that I've been surprised to see how pretty some of the women are here. I'm not sure what I expected. I certainly was expecting a country full of black Hillarys but I've seen a lot attractive women.

A young women who has worked as an interpreter for our group could be described as stunning, with a flawless complexion and smile and much grace and style. If she was taller she could be a model.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 11, 2016 10:32 PM (3Erz4)

21 Caught the US off guard? That's a daily occurrence with the 6th graders in the WH

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:32 PM (voOPb)

22 The thing that struck me about Bowie was that he never stopped being a fan of other people and thier stuff and wasn't too full of himself to show it.

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2016 10:32 PM (EWg9n)

23 About 90% of my record collection wouldn't exist if not for Bowie.

Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare -

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 10:33 PM (6FqZa)

24 What is everyone's favorite Bowie song?
Mine is Ashes to ashes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 11, 2016 10:33 PM (egOGm)

25 The only Bowie song that sticks with me is Putting Out Fire With Gasoline. It was the theme song for Cat People with Natashia Kinsky. It was also used in Glorious Basterds.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 11, 2016 10:34 PM (3Erz4)

26 otho: like Iggy Pop, "The Idiot". The version of "China Girl" on that... omg

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 10:34 PM (6FqZa)

27 For my money, Bowie was the most important musical artist of the 20th century. He had the ability to foresee trends and commercialize them, without cheapening their impact. I kind of think he had said all he was going to say before he died...but I'm sad that he won't be able to prove me wrong.

People pointing and saying "Here's where David Bowie is going" were always wrong. And it was great how he proved them wrong, because it was a window we didn't even notice was open.

There's always something in his music for everyone, even your grandma or your great-grandson.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 11, 2016 10:34 PM (B8JRQ)

28
renfrow pretty damn fast for European heritage.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 10:34 PM (ODxAs)

29 CaliGirl, that's my favourite too. Strung out on Heaven's high.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 10:35 PM (6FqZa)

30 Watson has a great arm.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 10:35 PM (rwI+c)

31 Hola all.

As I mentioned earlier, went and saw The Big Short this afternoon. I should do a review. I thought it a good HQ movie, full of people with complete disdain for what has gone on/is going on in this country.

Somebody's son here thought it was awful, but I thought it was great. Held to the book well with one notable exception.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 10:36 PM (C3E0x)

32 FG Clemson.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 10:36 PM (rwI+c)

33 One in five college women will still be raped on Superbowl Sunday though.

Swedish Police Accused of Covering Up Sexual Assaults by Immigrants at a Music Festival Last Summer


So muslim immigrants are superbowl fans? I did not know that.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 11, 2016 10:36 PM (kGrwF)

34 Posted by: CaliGirl

Easy, MaGor Tom.

Posted by: AmeriDan at January 11, 2016 10:36 PM (cq3QL)

35 otho: like Iggy Pop, "The Idiot". The version of "China Girl" on that... omg




Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 10:34 PM

Oh yeah... Iggy! That LP is fantastic. I'm a sucker for "Soldier" one of his somewhat overlooked gems, also.

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2016 10:37 PM (EWg9n)

36 I a.lways appreciated Bowies never predictable styles. So many artists just do the same thing over & over & over. Not Bowie

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:37 PM (voOPb)

37
21- 17 Bama 12 min left 3Q

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 10:37 PM (ODxAs)

38 I was just talking with some coworkers about David Bowie a few days ago, since it was his birthday. It feels weird to realize that we were all talking about him in the present tense for the last time.

RIP, Dave; I presume Davey Jones's Locker will be kind to you, since you yourself were born a Davey Jones.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 10:37 PM (0OG8D)

39 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 10:38 PM (EzgxV)

40 Is Joe Montana broke? Because all of a sudden he's in a lotta commercials.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 10:38 PM (EDYaR)

41 I, I will be king
And you, you will be Queen
Though nothing, will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be heroes just for one day

Posted by: anti-socialist Heroes at January 11, 2016 10:38 PM (o9lmn)

42 We have a goose that patrols the company parking lot, but she won't attack unless she deems you to be totes evil.

The old girl squawks like a broken car alarm though, just to keep you on your toes.

Posted by: Fritz at January 11, 2016 10:38 PM (BngQR)

43 Hi all
huh, so China has even more debt than us????

sooo...
if China has our debt,
and we have China's debt,
why not just call it "even-steven"?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 10:39 PM (uZNvH)

44 What is everyone's favorite Bowie song?
Mine is Ashes to ashes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 11, 2016 10:33 PM (egOGm)

Rebel Rebel.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 10:39 PM (C3E0x)

45 marilyn manson's tribute to bowie -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebh21wC2inU

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 10:39 PM (6FqZa)

46 You see, chicken? You gotta fight back!

Posted by: The Goose at January 11, 2016 10:39 PM (8aOqE)

47 The Pascal/SNOBOL/Forth article was a trip down memory lane. Thank you!

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 11, 2016 10:40 PM (sOhww)

48 Hi Northernlurker!!!
Glad to see no one ran you over on the street

Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 10:40 PM (uZNvH)

49 What is everyone's favorite Bowie song?

Mine is Ashes to ashes.


Posted by: CaliGirl at January 11, 2016 10:33 PM

Probably "Queen Bitch". But, "John I'm only Dancing", "Sound and Vision" and "Heroes" often shakes that spot. "Heroes" in particular is a monumental track.

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2016 10:40 PM (EWg9n)

50 Good game between Bama and Clemson, if you're not watching turn that shit on.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 11, 2016 10:41 PM (wEq+O)

51
Why is Coker holding the ball so long?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 10:41 PM (ODxAs)

52 40 Is Joe Montana broke? Because all of a sudden he's in a lotta commercials.
Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 10:38 PM (EDYaR)

But I find him funny

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:41 PM (voOPb)

53 40 Is Joe Montana broke? Because all of a sudden he's in a lotta commercials.


Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 10:38 PM (EDYaR)



At least he's still not doing Tivo commercials.

https://youtu.be/0qs7QfqYXl0

Posted by: buzzion at January 11, 2016 10:41 PM (zt+N6)

54 The thing I liked best about Bowie? Outside of the music, you didn't hear much about him. He didn't have a constant need for attention like 99% of the "celebrities" out there.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 10:41 PM (EDYaR)

55 I honestly don't know much about David Bowie's music

Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 10:41 PM (uZNvH)

56 Yeah... Bowie. Pretty influential...
Posted by: otho at January 11, 2016 10:30 PM

I was never a huge Bowie fan, but it's amazing that people are acknowledging his influence so widely.

What age groups appreciate Bowie?

1-20

21-40

41-60
1

61-80

Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2016 10:42 PM (o/90i)

57
Definitely "Heroes"

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 10:42 PM (ODxAs)

58 At least he's still not doing Tivo commercials.



https://youtu.be/0qs7QfqYXl0

Posted by: buzzion at January 11, 2016 10:41 PM (zt+N6)

oh wow that was bad

Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 10:42 PM (uZNvH)

59 Me, I liked Heroes and Station to Station. But Bowie did a lot of great stuff, in many styles.

Wow, did Bowie get the great guitar players? Check out Carlos Alomar and Earl Slick on "Stay" (from Station to Station).

Robert Fripp, Mick Ronson, Stevie Ray, Tom Verlaine, and so on.

Bowie's guitar playing on Rebel Rebel is pretty fine, too

Posted by: anti-socialist Heroes at January 11, 2016 10:43 PM (o9lmn)

60 Northern lurker, you on a mission trip or a girl watching expedition?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:43 PM (voOPb)

61 >>>Is Joe Montana broke? Because all of a sudden he's in a lotta commercials.


Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 10:38 PM (EDYaR)<<<

What's wrong with doing a lot of commercials?!

Posted by: Peyton Manning and his massive marketing melon at January 11, 2016 10:43 PM (H9MG5)

62 I am on 6th Street in Austin.

That thing about Keep Austin Weird? They mean it.

Death Metal Pizza?

Posted by: blaster at January 11, 2016 10:43 PM (mMMjw)

63 Is Joe Montana broke? Because all of a sudden he's in a lotta commercials.


Posted by: tu3031



Read somewhere that former players, actors, etc. do this to ensure a larger estate for generations later. Grandkids grandkids.

Posted by: AmeriDan at January 11, 2016 10:44 PM (cq3QL)

64 48 Hi Northernlurker!!!
Glad to see no one ran you over on the street
Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 10:40 PM (uZNvH)

The traffic is chaotic but local residents seem able to handle it.

I haven't seen a mosquito yet, touch wood. I find mosquito nets irritating to sleep in but rather that than malaria or any of the other nasty things you can catch.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 11, 2016 10:45 PM (3Erz4)

65 Favorite David Bowie song? I think I'm gonna have to go with China Girl.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 10:45 PM (0OG8D)

66 CHINA HAS HALF THE WORLD'S TOTAL DEBT !!

that sounds really bad.

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 10:46 PM (HLUeE)

67 60 Northern lurker, you on a mission trip or a girl watching expedition?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:43 PM (voOPb)

Mission trip with powers of observation intact.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 11, 2016 10:46 PM (3Erz4)

68 Sthlm?


??

can you not by a vowel in Sweden?

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 10:46 PM (HLUeE)

69 CHINA HAS HALF THE WORLD'S TOTAL DEBT !!


Oh baby won't you shut your mouth
Shhhh

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 10:47 PM (6FqZa)

70 @67 NL woot woot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:47 PM (voOPb)

71 can you not by a vowel in Sweden?

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 10:46 PM (HLUeE)


I don't know about Sweden, but you definitely can't in Wales.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 10:48 PM (HalrA)

72 "I can think of only two explanations for the Democrats' gun obsession..."

Well, you didn't think hard enough. The Left understands, with good reason, that if they push something long enough and hard enough, they win. They really believe they can win on this, that is, establish a national registry and confiscate guns. Whether this is politically deranged or not doesn't matter. They WANT it and BELIEVE they can achieve it.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 11, 2016 10:48 PM (s/yC1)

73 Looking at the China debt article, there was a link to an article about a gold plated Mao statue.

Reminded me of the Pointy Haired Boss from Dilbert.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 11, 2016 10:48 PM (0NdlF)

74 It's odd to me how people of the same age range can have such wildly different musical influences. I never was into Bowie. Ever. My best friend growing up practically had a shrine to him and frequently would tell me how awesome and deep and awesome Bowie was, etc. RIP. Sorry to those that loved him. I'll be in my room... but let me know if Herb Albert dies, ok? heh

Posted by: Yip at January 11, 2016 10:48 PM (e7T6D)

75 What age groups appreciate Bowie?



1-20



21-40



41-60

1



61-80

Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2016 10:42 PM (o/90i)

Farmer,Age 60. Appreciate Bowie? Not so much. A couple of songs, yeah, but overall, nope.

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 11, 2016 10:48 PM (szEUw)

76 Man, this Clemson qb can motor!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:48 PM (voOPb)

77 I was never a huge Bowie fan, but it's amazing that people are acknowledging his influence so widely.



What age groups appreciate Bowie?



1-20



21-40



41-60

1



61-80




Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2016 10:42 PM


Well, me neither (not that admitted that, I lied coz I was in awe), but the dude was massively influential. I can't say about the age groups thing... but, what I can say for sure is that Bowie was a musician's musician. Influenced everybody in pop/rock, whether you were a huge fan, or just a regular "I like his stuff" fan.

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2016 10:48 PM (EWg9n)

78 "Rebel Rebel."


About the only Bowie song I know. The lead singer of "Dead or Alive" re-did it a few years ago.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 10:49 PM (011nl)

79 That's My Jerry!

Lurking in the heart of every liberal is an utter fascist.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 11, 2016 10:49 PM (EZebt)

80 Swedish Police Accused of Covering Up Sexual Assaults by Immigrants at a Music Festival Last Summer


So muslim immigrants are superbowl fans? I did not know that.

....

that is some tape delayed game right there.

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 10:50 PM (HLUeE)

81 Clemson's just looking better overall so far.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 11, 2016 10:50 PM (Wckf4)

82 That Watson is some QB.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 10:51 PM (rwI+c)

83 That goose would be a lot happier and easier to get along with if he was a bag of Jerky.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 10:51 PM (b99VK)

84 Centex peeps hear a weird super loud rumbling sound right now?

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 10:51 PM (GZ6Pf)

85 I"m 52..... meh.... but @74,.. some folks just get lit up by different strokes regardless of age or time or somesuch. Also, Weezy says moving on up was not as great as they thought it would be.

Posted by: Yip at January 11, 2016 10:51 PM (e7T6D)

86 Probably liked Fame, Golden Years, and China Girl the best.

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 11, 2016 10:51 PM (szEUw)

87 Now if fucking Kiffin would stop calling deep passes.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 10:51 PM (rwI+c)

88 And let's not forget the best Bowie cover ever made
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rog8ou-ZepE

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 10:52 PM (6FqZa)

89 "About the only Bowie song I know."

Dude. Get thee to youtube. Stat.

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 10:52 PM (GZ6Pf)

90 The Purging of "Man" from the Navy and Marines

The current Secretary of Navy wants to purge every "man" in the Navy and Marine corps he can... the word "man," that is.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10863

Posted by: The Politi at January 11, 2016 10:52 PM (vBeA5)

91 I really like 'Starman' as well as 'Moonage Daydream', both have a great combo of acoustic & electric guitar sounds. There was a great, sort of dissonant sound to Ronson's guitar that became synonymous with "glam rock". I love that sound.

Heroes is great, Bowie's vocals are amazing on that track. Panic in Detroit is another good one.

I liked Bowie, still do

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 11, 2016 10:53 PM (7RXcs)

92 You gotta watch out for those geese; they're crazy bastards.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 11, 2016 10:53 PM (kpqmD)

93 Favorite David Bowie song? I think I'm gonna have to go with China Girl.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 10:45 PM

I'm going w/ Major Tom. Is that the real title?

Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2016 10:53 PM (o/90i)

94 TD Clemson.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 10:54 PM (rwI+c)

95 Clemson goes up.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 10:54 PM (EDYaR)

96 I said before, but I will repeat, my first album I ever bought was Ziggy Stardust, and my favorite Bowie songs (that I can remember right now) are
Queen Bitch
Suffragette City
The Man who Sold the World
Ashes to Ashes
Life on Mars

And Supermen, of course.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 10:54 PM (q2o38)

97 wish I had a rep like that goose....

Posted by: the goat at January 11, 2016 10:54 PM (HLUeE)

98 "I think I'm gonna have to go with China Girl."

Just you shut your mouse.

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (GZ6Pf)

99 Obama has seen fit to lecture Uganda and Kenya from his high horse regarding gay rights, but it seems he's never felt the need to lecture Muslims about getting all rapey on western women.

Sometimes it seems to me he is a snotty, sneering, empty-headed, soulless and worthless man. But maybe I'm wrong.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (3Erz4)

100 Ricardo, I bet if you heard them you would know the songs.
Fame, suffragette city, young American, changes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (egOGm)

101 Sweden

Rotherham UK

Cologne, Germany

...There's a trend here.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (7RXcs)

102 Goose jerky sounds interesting

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (voOPb)

103 I'm going w/ Major Tom. Is that the real title?



Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2016 10:53 PM (o/90i)

I believe that was Space Oddity.

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (szEUw)

104 The reason the Left is going for the guns now is because the public is finally starting to wake up and turn on them. If they don't take up the guns and seize power now, their utopian schemes which they've spent so long constructing will slip through their fingers. They know it's now or never, so they're trying to force the issue and hoping they still have enough momentum to carry them through.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (HalrA)

105 #93: Space Oddity. Major Tom was an entirely different song by Peter Schilling of Austria.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (0OG8D)

106 Bowie chart songs - Rebel Rebel, Changes, Heroes.

Posted by: JEM at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (o+SC1)

107 Swedish Police Accused of Covering Up Sexual Assaults by Immigrants at a Music Festival Last Summer




It must be so much better to cover them up and pretend that they didn't happen as oppose to acknowledge them and who is guilty and being called a racist for it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2016 10:55 PM (45oDG)

108 Thing about the Chinese and 20 trillion in debt? An hour later they'll want another 20 trillion.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2016 10:56 PM (kTF2Z)

109 All is well, watch the world go by; all is well, twentieth century dies...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 10:56 PM (6FqZa)

110 "Ashes To Ashes" always takes me back to my old pizza parlor days. It was on the jukebox.

I like "Heroes," but I really dig all the instrumental stuff on side 2.

Posted by: RKae at January 11, 2016 10:57 PM (Wt4BP)

111 @108 Duke

Chuckle worthy. Hold the msg

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 10:57 PM (voOPb)

112 #96: Suffragette City is another great one!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 10:57 PM (0OG8D)

113 I remember how eerie and haunting "Space Oddity" seemed when it came out - it didn't sound like any other hit song I had ever heard. (Elton John's "Rocket Man" doesn't begin to compare.)

I love Suffragette City and also the satire of Fashion ("Turn to the left! We are the goon squad and we're coming to town! Beep! Beep!") And "China Girl."

He really was my favorite solo rock artist. It's very hard to pick just one song.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 11, 2016 10:57 PM (P8951)

114
20 Good morning from Uganda.

My observation for the day is that I've been surprised to see how pretty some of the women are here. I'm not sure what I expected. I certainly was expecting a country full of black Hillarys but I've seen a lot attractive women.

A young women who has worked as an interpreter for our group could be described as stunning, with a flawless complexion and smile and much grace and style. If she was taller she could be a model.
Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 11, 2016 10:32 PM (3Erz4)

Enjoying the scenery?

Got pics?

Posted by: eman at January 11, 2016 10:57 PM (MQEz6)

115 The Purging of "Man" from the Navy and Marines

The current Secretary of Navy wants to purge every "man" in the Navy and Marine corps he can... the word "man," that is.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10863

Posted by: The Politi at January 11, 2016 10:52 PM (vBeA5)




They can purge all the men too then have only queers, trannies and womyn who can't actually do what's required of them. But hey at least they'll check all the diversity boxes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2016 10:57 PM (45oDG)

116 Ok, here's my confession. I had a Ziggy Stardust poster in my dorm room.

So...my feelings towards Bowie may skew just a bit towards the fan girl.

Favorite song?

Probably The Man Who Sold The World.

Of course, that happens to also be the only good song Nirvana ever did.

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 10:58 PM (GZ6Pf)

117 Started watching Man Who Fell to Earth.

Milady and I both thought we'd seen it before, decades ago, but none of it was familiar. Then again, that would've been in the '70s. Lots of brain cells under the bridge since then.

Paused to make some dinner and saw that we had seen about 30 minutes of ... a 47-hour file. ?!? I think Media Player Classic may have trouble calculating M4V file length.

MWFtE was a little intense, and looked like it was about to start turning bad for Bowie, so we watched some YouTubes, including Bowie's Lazarus video. Yeah, I want to go out still creative on my deathbed... but I'd like to make it older than 69, seven years from now. As we say, F cancer.

Then, we ended up watching the last half of Day the Earth Stood Still we'd started last night It was as stupid as the first half. Funny how I never noticed that so much before.

Oh, yeah.. guess I'll go read the post now.

Posted by: mindful webworker - spaced, maan! at January 11, 2016 10:59 PM (ACs58)

118 The Purging of "Man" from the Navy and Marines

The current Secretary of Navy wants to purge every "man" in the Navy and Marine corps he can... the word "man," that is.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10863

Posted by: The Politi at January 11, 2016 10:52 PM (vBeA5)





And one more thing on this. If a Republican becomes president he needs to hire R Lee Ermy to clean out all of the PC assholes who infest the top brass.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2016 10:59 PM (45oDG)

119 Heroes for sure.

He achieved that vocal effect by singing into 3 microphones placed in series at various distances from where he was singing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 11, 2016 10:59 PM (EZebt)

120 " the satire of Fashion "

Have you seen Flight of The Conchords Fashion parody? Also their whole Bowie episode?

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 10:59 PM (GZ6Pf)

121 Ashes to Ashes is my fave Bowie song too.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (wEq+O)

122 93: Space Oddity. Major Tom was an entirely different song by Peter Schilling of Austria.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler



"This is Major Tom to ground control" was Space oddity?

Posted by: AmeriDan at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (cq3QL)

123 Start with the attack goose. My mother came from a large family and one of her sisters had a flock of geese one year when I was still in grade school. That flock of geese were more vicious than a pack of wild dogs. They terrorized me, and they were almost as big as I was.

If you have never been bitten by a full grown goose, you have no idea. They will leave a mark on you and they don't quit.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (j6Mlw)

124 Tranny only Navy

It's only fair

Posted by: Caitlyn! at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (7RXcs)

125 #96: Suffragette City is another great one!


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 10:57 PM (0OG8D)

Amen to that.

HEY MAN!!

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (C3E0x)

126 Lauren, no prob with a Bowie poster beats bay city rollers or Madonna

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (voOPb)

127 Dammit.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (rwI+c)

128 >> I had a Ziggy Stardust poster in my dorm room.

So...my feelings towards Bowie may skew just a bit towards the fan girl.



Pretty sure JeffB spent most of his teenage years dressed up as the Thin White Duke.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (b99VK)

129 RIP to the Thin White Dude.

I've always been partial to Young Americans and Suffragette City. Obvious, I know, but what are you gonna do?

If I could ask the Big Guy one question, it'd be: why him and not George Soros?

Posted by: ChicagoRefugee at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (b/PFG)

130 101 Sweden

Rotherham UK

Col"ogne, Germany

...There's a trend here.

Verging onto "enemy action"

Posted by: Fox2! at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (brIR5)

131 If a Republican becomes president he needs to hire R Lee Ermy to clean out all of the PC assholes who infest the top brass.


someone should Tweet that to Trump

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (HLUeE)

132 never really got Bowie. Didn't mind his stuff, just never went over the top for it. I will admit, he stayed out of the celebrity bullshit arena and, I respect him for that. He let his talent do the talking. Good for him. May he RIP.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 11, 2016 11:01 PM (ucDmr)

133 @ 124

Gives new meaning to Go navy beat army

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:01 PM (voOPb)

134 Pointless trivia from a Yes fan:

Keyboards on "Space Oddity" were played by Rick Wakeman.

Cool.

Posted by: RKae at January 11, 2016 11:02 PM (Wt4BP)

135 The Democrats are doing the gun control thing because they think it's a winning issue, doesn't matter if you do or not. It's just common sense, how can you be against a little common sense?

Don't underestimate them...

Posted by: Last at January 11, 2016 11:02 PM (8HiDF)

136 Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 10:59 PM (GZ6Pf)

Nope. Haven't even heard of it before now.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 11, 2016 11:02 PM (P8951)

137 Has Jeff B been to the HQ today? Or has he locked himself in his room with a big tub of ice cream?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:02 PM (6FqZa)

138 Re: the attack goose. I seem to remember reading about a distillery that used geese as the equivalent of watch dogs.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 11, 2016 11:02 PM (3Erz4)

139 122
93: Space Oddity. Major Tom was an entirely different song by Peter Schilling of Austria.





Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler







"This is Major Tom to ground control" was Space oddity?

Posted by: AmeriDan at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (cq3QL)


Yes. Schilling's song was an homage to Bowie and about the same character, and it's a worth a listen IMHO.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 11:02 PM (HalrA)

140 Got to see Bowie twice.
Both amazing shows. Guy knew how to work a stage.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:03 PM (b99VK)

141 If a Republican becomes president he needs to hire R Lee Ermy to clean out all of the PC assholes who infest the top brass.


someone should Tweet that to Trump

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:00 PM (HLUeE)

Who's he? Ermy I mean.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:03 PM (C3E0x)

142 Wonder what our posts will be like when Yoko assumes room temperature?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:03 PM (voOPb)

143 ...and why does Obama want to press the gun control issue?

He wants the serfs disarmed, especially the white oppressors. He wants the white devils driven off the farms, and the plantations turned over to his people.

He is a tyrant who wants to rule, and to do that, he needs to disarm his political opponents. It's as simple as that.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 11, 2016 11:03 PM (j6Mlw)

144 "Nope. Haven't even heard of it before now."

Go check it out! Very fun.

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

145 My mom and aunt took me down to feed the gees in the park when I was 3-4, aparently I kept eating the moldy bread myself rather than feed the critters.


Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:04 PM (HLUeE)

146 Wonder what our posts will be like when Yoko assumes room temperature?

Asparagus recipes?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:04 PM (6FqZa)

147 Never underestimate the coercive power of a central state in the service of good and wisdom.

-- Governor Jerry Brown, December 7, 2015


Also never underestimate the coercive power of a central state in the service of evil and stupidity.


I'm a Californian, and loyal American. Pray for us.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:04 PM (oKE6c)

148 massive amounts of pepper spray for the goose, those are nasty creatures and they shit everywhere

Posted by: ghost of hallelujahs at January 11, 2016 11:04 PM (7RXcs)

149 I've always had a certain fondness for SNOBOL since the very first online forum/BBS program I was ever exposed to - circa 1980-81

Sir, I stand in awe.

I didn't even use e-mail until the late 90s.

Posted by: AD at January 11, 2016 11:04 PM (QWY55)

150 Yes.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel


Roger that. Will check out Shilling's song next time I'm at Youtube.

Posted by: AmeriDan at January 11, 2016 11:05 PM (cq3QL)

151 when the world falls down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VppuD1St8Ec

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:05 PM (6FqZa)

152 "Who's he? Ermy I mean."



The drill seargent in "Full Metal Jacket." Had a show on History called "Mail Call."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:05 PM (011nl)

153 Who's he? Ermy I mean.


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

a real life drill instructor that played a drill instructor in Full Metal Jacket

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:06 PM (HLUeE)

154 Never followed Bowie.

Sounds like I missed out.

Posted by: eman at January 11, 2016 11:06 PM (MQEz6)

155 Wonder what our posts will be like when Yoko assumes room temperature?

I heard she also had a part in the capture of El Chapo.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 11:06 PM (EDYaR)

156 Schillings other songs on that album are pretty meh, and standard Euro-hate-the-American culture snot.
Which is totes why he made an album in English.



Hey, and I didn't say I disagreed with his take on buying Gold!

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 11:06 PM (q2o38)

157 @148 ghost

After living on lake front property, the only good goose is a dead goose

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:06 PM (voOPb)

158 I'm sad though. I used a zombie Freddy Mercury and David Bowie sock a few days back to make an Under Pressure joke, and now...It's zombie Freddy Mercury and Zombie David Bowie.

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 11:06 PM (LzzEz)

159 Never underestimate the coercive power of a central state in the service of good and wisdom.

-- Governor Jerry Brown, December 7, 2015

Also never underestimate the coercive power of a central state in the service of evil and stupidity.


I'm a Californian, and loyal American. Pray for us.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:04 PM (oKE6c)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIqESwzCGg4

Posted by: Hat Über Alles at January 11, 2016 11:08 PM (vBeA5)

160 3rd Quarter ends with Clemson up by 3.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:08 PM (rwI+c)

161 The White House has announced the official list of honored guests that will be present to watch as President Obama delivers the last State of the Union address of his presidency on Tuesday. Among those seated in the box with Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Valerie Jarrett, will be an adorable three-legged puppy named Blanket, who will be sleeping on the First Lady's lap....

http://bit.ly/1ZXDkhL

(People's Cube)

Posted by: mindful webworker - served on a bed of rice at January 11, 2016 11:08 PM (ACs58)

162 I never did see Bowie live. My loss.

Posted by: rickl at January 11, 2016 11:08 PM (sdi6R)

163 I hate geese.

Ducks are cool.

Geese are street thug, prison-tat, assholes.

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

164 The Democrats are doing the gun control thing because they think it's a winning issue, doesn't matter if you do or not. It's just common sense, how can you be against a little common sense?

Don't underestimate them...

Posted by: Last at January 11, 2016 11:02 PM (8HiDF)

^^^^THIS.

The liberal scum will use the power of Leviathan to take our guns whether anybody agrees or not.

They will have enough traitors pulling the levers of power to where they will attempt it even if it has less than 10% support.

They will identify their targets, go after them and have some success. By this they hope to intimidate the rest into giving up.

It's this point where things will get violent. I just hope it happens in my lifetime.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:09 PM (C3E0x)

165 >>20 Good morning from Uganda.

>>My observation for the day is that I've been surprised to >>see how pretty some of the women are here.

This comment is worthless without elbows.

Posted by: JEM at January 11, 2016 11:09 PM (o+SC1)

166 72 The Left understands, with good reason, that if they push something long enough and hard enough, they win. They really believe they can win on this...They WANT it and BELIEVE they can achieve it."
Posted by: rrpjr at January 11, 2016 10:48 PM (s/yC1)
-------------
BINGO.
As you say, they'll push and push and push at every opportunity and from all angles.

Obama is using the bully pulpit and staging little dramas. Schools with "zero tolerance" are teaching kids that just saying "bang" is a mortal sin. The CDC declares "gun violence" a national health problem. The EPA frets about all of that lead poisoning the world.
And on and on and on and on.

They play the long game.

Posted by: Margarita insufferable suffering Redskin fan at January 11, 2016 11:09 PM (T/5A0)

167 an adorable three-legged puppy named Blanket, who will be sleeping on the First Lady's lap....

http://bit.ly/1ZXDkhL

(People's Cube)
Posted by: mindful webworker - served on a bed of rice at January 11, 2016 11:08 PM (ACs5


Obama must have gotten the munchies...

Posted by: The Tripodal Hat at January 11, 2016 11:09 PM (vBeA5)

168 Poor, sad Bubble Boy. He got dealt such a shitty hand in life. How can your heart not go out to him?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:09 PM (oKE6c)

169 24 Panic in Detroit

Posted by: bill-o at January 11, 2016 11:09 PM (rysJw)

170 I work in a building by the river.

This time of year when you look out any window on the first floor there is some goose standing on one leg pooping

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:09 PM (HLUeE)

171 161 The White House has announced the official list of honored guests that will be present to watch as President Obama delivers the last State of the Union address of his presidency on Tuesday. Among those seated in the box with Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Valerie Jarrett, will be an adorable three-legged puppy named Blanket, who will be sleeping on the First Lady's lap....

http://bit.ly/1ZXDkhL

(People's Cube)
Posted by: mindful webworker - served on a bed of rice at January 11, 2016 11:08 PM (ACs5

Will this be when Obama breaks out the epaulets and goes mad?

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 11, 2016 11:10 PM (3Erz4)

172 167 an adorable three-legged puppy named Blanket, who will be sleeping on the First Lady's lap....
http://bit.ly/1ZXDkhL
(People's Cube)
Posted by: mindful webworker - served on a bed of rice at January 11, 2016 11:08 PM (ACs5
Obama must have gotten the munchies...
Posted by: The Tripodal Hat at January 11, 2016 11:09 PM (vBeA5)



Only three drumsticks.

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

173 I never did see Bowie live. My loss.

The crowd was almost more interesting than the show.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 11:11 PM (EDYaR)

174 Did SNOBOL have ampersands?

Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2016 11:11 PM (eug7P)

175 #122: Yes, exactly. Here's Space Oddity...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYYRH4apXDo

...and here's Major Tom...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Hs2AQwDgA

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 11:11 PM (0OG8D)

176 I worked in FORTH for a few years. I am still fond of the language, but its time has passed.

You could get a whole FORTH development system (compiler, debugger, editor, everything you need) on a lame slow computer with 4K of memory and still have 2K left over to run your actual programs.

These days we have CPU chips with megabytes of cache, and we expect gigabytes of RAM, so it makes sense to use higher-level languages that do let a developer do more work in fewer lines of code. Even little embedded devices can be usefully programmed in C++ or whatever because you don't need to run the compiler on the device itself.

But I solved real problems and got real work done using FORTH, and I enjoyed it.

SNOBOL, on the other hand, I pretty much hate! Its flow control is based on GOTO. It has GOTO logic really baked in to the language. You'd be better off rewriting old SNOBOL programs into AWK, or better still something modern and powerful like Python.

Posted by: steveha at January 11, 2016 11:11 PM (M59SC)

177 3rd Quarter ends with Clemson up by 3.

Posted by: Grump928(


Hang in there...Tide will row in the 4th.

Posted by: AmeriDan at January 11, 2016 11:11 PM (cq3QL)

178 "Dr. Jill Biden"


Doctor ... of education. In short, she's a high school graduate.

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

179 "He got dealt such a shitty hand in life. How can your heart not go out to him?"


He did. However, thanks to his sacrifices, they are now able to treat his condition.

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 11:12 PM (LzzEz)

180 (People's Cube)
Posted by: mindful webworker - served on a bed of rice at January 11, 2016 11:08 PM (ACs5


Mine Gott. Those degenerates have not yet gotten to the joke, "Well you don't eat a dog like that in one go!"

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 11:12 PM (q2o38)

181 To recap, China's total debt is about $28 trillion, or roughly half the world's entire debt

Uhh...I thought China held our debt. Who holds China's debt?

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2016 11:12 PM (yddCj)

182 >>Panic in Detroit

oh lord forgot that one, great stuff

Posted by: JEM at January 11, 2016 11:12 PM (o+SC1)

183 78
"Rebel Rebel."





About the only Bowie song I know. The lead singer of "Dead or Alive" re-did it a few years ago.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 10:49 PM (011nl)

yeah that is the only one I know too, except I didn't even know it was David Bowie, I just knew it as "that one song that's overplayed a lot"

Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 11:13 PM (uZNvH)

184 #96: Suffragette City is another great one!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 10:57 PM

I'm getting cornfused. I remember Montrose doing that song.

Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2016 11:13 PM (o/90i)

185 Has Jeff B been to the HQ today? Or has he locked himself in his room with a big tub of ice cream?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:02 PM (6FqZa)


Come to think of it, have we ever SEEN both JeffB and DavidBowie in the same place, at the same time?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2016 11:13 PM (Dj0WE)

186 "Will this be when Obama breaks out the epaulets and goes mad?"


The epaulets of......fabulous!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:13 PM (011nl)

187 See if you can find one of the Sound and Vision Tour dates to watch. Good stuff.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:13 PM (b99VK)

188 I think the reason I like China Girl so much is, it's slow but catchy, and Bowie never really strays outside my vocal range with it, so I can do a pretty solid impression of him singing it.

Hey, maybe we should have the next CO Morondezvous at a karaoke bar! That'd be a lot of fun!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 11:13 PM (0OG8D)

189 The "Starflight" games, which are still the best space-exploration games evar, were written in FORTH. (And in assembler.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:13 PM (6FqZa)

190
181 To recap, China's total debt is about $28 trillion, or roughly half the world's entire debt

Uhh...I thought China held our debt. Who holds China's debt?
Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2016 11:12 PM (yddCj)

Peruvia.

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

191 I have an adorable little three-legged puppy. His name is 'Suck My Fucking Dick Fascist Dickholes'

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 11, 2016 11:14 PM (7RXcs)

192 As for the head scratcher, of liberals and gun control, I would have said the same thing about liberals and socialized medicine, and liberals and gay marriage.....

...And here we are.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2016 11:14 PM (Dj0WE)

193 "I'm a Californian, and loyal American. Pray for us."

i am too...

take not counsel of your fears.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 11:14 PM (G1F7B)

194 Uhh...I thought China held our debt. Who holds China's debt?

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2016 11:12 PM (yddCj)


For the most part? They do. A lot of it is internal debt caused by corrupt local politicians buying votes... backed by the full faith and credit of the central government. It's going to be a mess when it breaks.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 11:14 PM (HalrA)

195 They will identify their targets, go after them and have some success. By this they hope to intimidate the rest into giving up.

.....
intimidating legal gun owners won't work.

you'll just turn them into illegal gun owners because in the USA if they take all the guns, the next step is people in camps

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:14 PM (HLUeE)

196 Come to think of it, have we ever SEEN both JeffB and DavidBowie in the same place, at the same time?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2016 11:13 PM (Dj0WE)

So JeffB is dead now too?

Been a rough week for the Horde.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:15 PM (C3E0x)

197 Sitting in a bar listening to a pretty good cover of Heroes. 1st time I can remembet anothet band covering it too.

Posted by: bill-o at January 11, 2016 11:15 PM (rysJw)

198 Bowie crowds were almost exactly like PFunk crowds. Without the rhythm.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:15 PM (b99VK)

199 The only problem with Bowies music? Not enough cowbell.

Posted by: Bruce Dickinson at January 11, 2016 11:15 PM (5zyvn)

200
My wife always talks about grabbing Bowie's butt at a concert.

I, on the other hand, can't sing.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 11:15 PM (ODxAs)

201 Favorite Bowie song: Quicksand

Posted by: BraineaterBob at January 11, 2016 11:15 PM (N25Er)

202 I've got random Bowie going on youtube, and they just snuck in some Talking Heads Psycho Killer. I'll take it.

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 11:15 PM (LzzEz)

203 Warbler, you're on.

My thing has usually been Tears For Fears. Although I've done some Iggy and Bowie before.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:16 PM (6FqZa)

204 192
As for the head scratcher, of liberals and gun control, I would have
said the same thing about liberals and socialized medicine, and
liberals and gay marriage.....



...And here we are.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2016 11:14 PM (Dj0WE)


They've been emboldened by their recent successes and think they can put the keystone that will hold their edifice of evil in place now. They also know it's now or never, because a lot of people have started to see what's taking shape and don't like it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 11:16 PM (HalrA)

205 Uhh...I thought China held our debt. Who holds China's debt?

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2016 11:12 PM (yddCj)


yo mama...

;-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 11:16 PM (G1F7B)

206 intimidating legal gun owners won't work.

you'll just turn them into illegal gun owners because in the USA if they take all the guns, the next step is people in camps

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:14 PM (HLUeE)

Didn't mean to imply they'd be successful. I just think they'll try it, then the war begins.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:16 PM (C3E0x)

207 Every Wednesday Night is Karaoke night at the AoSHQ Cafe!

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:16 PM (b99VK)

208 Get near a goose that thinks it's entitled to your sandwich and it's not difficult to remember that they are descended from raptor dinosaurs.

The old Romans used geese as guard animals for the Capitoline Hill. And the geese saved early Rome from an invasion. Dangerous animals.

Posted by: rabidfox at January 11, 2016 11:16 PM (EW9tX)

209 Geese are street thug, prison-tat, assholes.





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


This.

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

210 @ 195 jake

They will ransack the NRA offices, confiscate membership lists. It will be a starting point. Game on

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:17 PM (voOPb)

211 For the most part? They do. A lot of it is
internal debt caused by corrupt local politicians buying votes... backed
by the full faith and credit of the central government. It's going to
be a mess when it breaks.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 11:14 PM (HalrA)

Wait - are you talking about China, or us?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:18 PM (oKE6c)

212 @197 The Wallflowers?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)

213 There was a local Philly band I followed back in the 90s, the Low Road. They played original music for the most part, but I was at their last show before they disbanded, and the last song they played was "Heroes".

I admit to tearing up a bit. You had to be there.

Posted by: rickl at January 11, 2016 11:19 PM (sdi6R)

214 They will ransack the NRA offices, confiscate membership lists. It will be a starting point. Game on
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:17 PM (voOPb)


Then it's time to start buying memberships for your local prog city council and education board members, yes?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 11:19 PM (q2o38)

215 Mick Jagger got onto Twitter to deliver his respects.
https://twitter.com/MickJagger

Kind of got my allergies going

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:20 PM (6FqZa)

216 Edible thong.

Nice, Maet.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 11, 2016 11:20 PM (U6f54)

217 (passing thought for next December)
Stageflash mob Nativity scenes on public property.
(Forbringing out the "Apoplectic" in "ACLU".)
Notes: Be tasteful; Be memorable; Getting a "wink, wink" from local cops is a plus ;-)

Posted by: the sometimer at January 11, 2016 11:20 PM (T8WfQ)

218 Geese are street thug, prison-tat, assholes.


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

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


Most street thugs will NOT poop all over your parking lot.


Most...

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2016 11:20 PM (Dj0WE)

219 The left in the USA wants to put people in jail for disagreeing on global warming er 'climate change'

what do you think will happen if the gov'ment is the only group to have guns, anthe the left is in power?

??

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:20 PM (HLUeE)

220 "yo mama...

;-)"


You know that classic really doesn't get used as much as it should.


Kudos, sir, kudos.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:21 PM (011nl)

221 Wait - are you talking about China, or us?


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:18 PM (oKE6c)


Yes.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 11:21 PM (HalrA)

222 Geese are street thug, prison-tat, assholes.

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


They also poop twice their weight every single day. I fully expect the earth to collapse into a black hole one day due to the sheer mass of goose poop.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at January 11, 2016 11:21 PM (dPpmC)

223 #194: China holds, oh, probably about $2 trillion of our debt. At first glance, this seems to be a problem for us in the foreign policy department.

But, I would refer you to the modern maxim of, "If you owe the bank $100,000, the bank owns you. If you owe the bank $100,000,000, you own the bank."

China's economy is teetering on the brink of collapse even with our big debt to them. If we suddenly decide we might have trouble making good on that debt, well, China will have to make some concessions.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 11:21 PM (0OG8D)

224 Edible thong


Not critically acclaimed, but a good Bowie Album nonetheless.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:21 PM (b99VK)

225 ...and when a goose poops, it leaves a pile like a Great Dane would leave, a healthy well fed Great Dane.

Like a stud pile a stallion leaves to brag to the other horses about how well fed he is.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 11, 2016 11:22 PM (j6Mlw)

226 Kindltot, hopefully the NRA has dummy files with the likes of Diane Feinstein to be swatted

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:22 PM (voOPb)

227 I never did see Bowie live. My loss.




Posted by: rickl at January 11, 2016 11:08 PM



"Heroes" live about 15 years ago. Probably the best version, IMHO.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaTooNm6BX4

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2016 11:22 PM (EWg9n)

228 what do you think will happen if the gov'ment is the only group to have guns, anthe the left is in power?


Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:20 PM (HLUeE)


"I saw a movie where only the army and the police had guns. It was called Schindler's List"

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 11:22 PM (q2o38)

229 "what do you think will happen if the gov'ment is the only group to have guns, anthe the left is in power? "


You will be legally forced to scuk c*ck under penalty of law.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:22 PM (011nl)

230 I have to be up early. Why did this have to be such a great game. Ok, I'm not complaining.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 11, 2016 11:23 PM (kTF2Z)

231 intimidating legal gun owners won't work.



you'll just turn them into illegal gun owners because in the USA if they take all the guns, the next step is people in camps

....
the city of Lost Angels recently banned all magazines over 10 rounds, even if they were legal under state law, as being grandfathered.

exactly zero were turned in, last news report i saw. LAPD is reduced to begging for turn-ins no questions asked, as if the cops wouldn't steal them as they came in.

similar situation with the mandatory assault weapons registration many moons ago: only a small fraction of the estimated total were signed up.

of course, it didn't help that certain SKS owners who were told their rifles were legal were later informed some months later that, "Ooops, you can't have those, and we know you do, so turn them in for free or move them out of state..."

F Moonbeam and all the other fascists in this Third World Shithole with (relatively) drinkable water.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 11:23 PM (G1F7B)

232 what do you think will happen if the gov'ment is the only group to have guns, anthe the left is in power?



??

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:20 PM (HLUeE)


Same thing that always happens when a motivated zealot with a particular brand of morality (or anti-morality in their case, but I digress) gains power. Those who do not share their belief system will be persecuted.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 11:23 PM (HalrA)

233 I saw Edible Thong open up for the Butt-hole Surfers in the Salt Palace in '82

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:23 PM (HLUeE)

234 24-24

Close game.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:23 PM (rwI+c)

235 All tied at 24.


Good game.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:23 PM (011nl)

236 #203: Sounds cool, BTH! Let's suggest that to Emmie the next time she sets up a Morondezvous!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 11:24 PM (0OG8D)

237 West Texas Intermediate now under $31 a barrel.

Saw a $1.49 cash price tonight for gas.

$1.25 on deck.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:24 PM (C3E0x)

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 11:24 PM (EDYaR)

239 Didn't Bowie sing the closing song in
Falcon and the Snowman ?

This is not America

Posted by: Mccool at January 11, 2016 11:24 PM (PhpHA)

240 All tied up.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 11, 2016 11:24 PM (wEq+O)

241 Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 10:59 PM (GZ6Pf)

Ha! They are funny guys. i watched a few other clips of theirs - "You don't have to be a prostitute, you don't have to be a man 'ho" sung to a reggae beat is hilarious.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 11, 2016 11:24 PM (P8951)

242
Tie game, we got a nail biter folks.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 11:25 PM (ODxAs)

243 Huh I didn't know "Let's Dance" was a David Bowie song

https://youtu.be/N4d7Wp9kKjA

Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 11:25 PM (uZNvH)

244 All tied at 24.


Good game.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:23 PM (011nl)

Ahem.....the Horde is about 9 minutes ahead of the ESPN app. Just now saw the kick.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:25 PM (C3E0x)

245 I saw Edible Thong open up for the Butt-hole Surfers in the Salt Palace in '82

Posted by: jake

---

"Hey, Earl! You want some of your daughter's panties? They come in four flavors: banana, peach, mint, and of course cherry!"

Posted by: RKae at January 11, 2016 11:26 PM (Wt4BP)

246 Saw a $1.49 cash price tonight for gas.



$1.25 on deck.



Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:24 PM (C3E0x)


Filled up for 1.57 this morning. Never thought I'd see it get this low again, but it's only happening because OPEC is trying to put Texas out of business by flooding the market.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 11:27 PM (HalrA)

247 Wow! Perfect onsides kick by Bama.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 11, 2016 11:27 PM (Wckf4)

248 Sneaky Tide!

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:27 PM (b99VK)

249 Damn fine on-side kick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:27 PM (011nl)

250 Onside kick. Alabama ball.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 11:27 PM (EDYaR)

251 Glad I lived long enough to see astronaut Chris Hadfield doing his version of Space Oddity ... in space. Kinda brought things full circle... or full orbit, or something.

https://youtu.be/poZCINzxzrQ

Semi-interesting comicbook.com article
David Bowie's Lasting Influence on Geek Media

http://bit.ly/1SL8bMF

Posted by: mindful webworker - living in a tin can at January 11, 2016 11:28 PM (ACs58)

252 hmmmm

I have not pondered the term 'butt-hole surfers' since the 80's

I assumed they were rude surfers, now in the age of Big Homo ....they didn't seem gay, who knows

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:28 PM (HLUeE)

253 Uhh...I thought China held our debt. Who holds China's debt?

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2016 11:12 PM (yddCj)


For the most part? They do. A lot of it is internal debt caused by corrupt local politicians buying votes... backed by the full faith and credit of the central government. It's going to be a mess when it breaks.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 11:14 PM (HalrA)


So the world's economy is just one great big Ponzi scheme.


And who is Ponzi?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2016 11:28 PM (Dj0WE)

254 Onside kick. Alabama ball.


Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 11:27 PM (EDYaR)

Dammit!!! Stop that!!! lol

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:28 PM (C3E0x)

255 Hmmm,
The Clemson Lady Trainer's knees are rather nice...

The Overlord saying Goddammit repeatedly...

Tankersley is putting together good tape....

Good call with the onside.....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 11, 2016 11:28 PM (tW3yD)

256 Saw Bowie in "The Hunger" in Pittsburgh in 1983, my blood all abubble with THC, and enjoyed the show.

Ms Sarandon's skin was quite nice, likewise Ms Deneuve's.

That old theater in Oakland, you know, the one that did the Rocky Horror show every weekend. Went to see that once and took an umbrella.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 11, 2016 11:28 PM (U6f54)

257 And who is Ponzi?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2016 11:28 PM (Dj0WE)


Je Suis Ponzi?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 11:29 PM (HalrA)

258 Holy shit dabo going nuts.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 11, 2016 11:29 PM (wEq+O)

259 Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 11:25 PM (uZNvH)
There are many more for you to discover and enjoy.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 11, 2016 11:29 PM (egOGm)

260 #256: Ah, yes... Catherine DeNeuve...

(Homer Simpson drool)

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 11:29 PM (0OG8D)

261 TD Bama!

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:29 PM (rwI+c)

262 Son of a bitch. Wide open Alabama.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:29 PM (011nl)

263 Ooooooooh...lousy time to blow a coverage

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 11:30 PM (EDYaR)

264 Tide rolling?

Lots of time , but mo is in their favor now

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:30 PM (voOPb)

265 Goose = sh*t machine

Posted by: Edmund Burkes Shade at January 11, 2016 11:30 PM (cmBvC)

266
Wow. Crimson Tide.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 11:30 PM (ODxAs)

267 OPEC is trying to put Texas out of business by flooding the market.
---

Texas, or Iran. Saudis are driving down the price of crude to force Iran to sell at a loss.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 11, 2016 11:30 PM (j6Mlw)

268 I'm an 80s kid, so Let's Dance, China Girl and Modern Love are my favorites (Let's Dance album came out in 1983). I discovered his earlier stuff after that, but those 3 songs stay with me the most.

I only saw him live once -- 1987 Glass Spider tour. I'm glad I did -- he didn't really tour much.

He was more a performance artist than merely a singer/songwriter, IMO and his life was the performance. A true genius -- watch the Lazarus video from his just released album Blackstar (he timed the release to coincide with this 69th birthday Jan. 8th) -- first line of the song is "Look up here, I'm in heaven." He even made his own death -- his last act on earth -- art.

There will never be another like him.

I'm surprised at how sad I feel about his passing -- it's like a part of my childhood died with him.

RIP Thin White Duke.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at January 11, 2016 11:31 PM (aNrvT)

269 Texas, or Iran. Saudis are driving down the price of crude to force Iran to sell at a loss.

.....

Russia should be in this mix also

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:31 PM (HLUeE)

270 Bowie influenced a lot of musicians. Look at Gaga she copied him.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 11, 2016 11:31 PM (egOGm)

271 Saving the TE for when you realllllyyy need it.....

The Overlord hires people who know football....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 11, 2016 11:31 PM (tW3yD)

272 And who is Ponzi?


The guy who left town with all the money and left you holding an empty bag when the music stops.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 11, 2016 11:32 PM (j6Mlw)

273 adios amigos

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:32 PM (HLUeE)

274 So the world's economy is just one great big Ponzi scheme.


And who is Ponzi?

Posted by: BurtTC
****

Arthur Ponzirelli?

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 11, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9)

275 "Geese are street thug, prison-tat, assholes."

Canadian ones, no less.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 11, 2016 11:32 PM (noWW6)

276 #270: I never really thought about that before, but you're absolutely right! She is totally a female David Bowie!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 11:32 PM (0OG8D)

277 243
Huh I didn't know "Let's Dance" was a David Bowie song

https://youtu.be/N4d7Wp9kKjA


Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 11:25 PM (uZNvH)


That's the thing about his work -- he "Zigged" one way to set-up or popularize a scene, then zagged another way and let everyone else own that scene. He didn't create songs or albums so much as he created genres.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 11:33 PM (EzgxV)

278 Well said, Dancing Queen.

Bowie was everything Warhol wanted to be, but you know, an actual artist.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:33 PM (b99VK)

279 "You don't have to be a prostitute, you don't have to be a man 'ho"

Haha yeah that's a great one.

Brett, I don't think we are going to get paid to have sex?

Why not?

Because we never get paid or have sex...

Another great one is Part Time Model

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 11:33 PM (LzzEz)

280 OPEC is trying to put Texas out of business by flooding the market.
---

Texas, or Iran. Saudis are driving down the price of crude to force Iran to sell at a loss.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 11, 2016 11:30 PM (j6Mlw)

Methinks the Saudis have bigger fish to fry than Texas.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:33 PM (C3E0x)

281 Dear ESPN and college football powers-that-be:



It's Monday night, 20 minutes or so to midnight on the east coast and most of the 4th quarter is yet to be played. Yes, I know ESPN has to get in a metric tonne of commercials. But you know what? The lawn I want you to get off of is the one I'm looking at in the morning after being thankful I got a decent night's sleep.



Move this game to a better night, and for Heaven's sake, the poor guys on the SEC Network who looked miserable taking calls from random people during the game looked miserable.

Posted by: Vendette at January 11, 2016 11:33 PM (v3nFE)

282 Dammit. Need a stop here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:34 PM (rwI+c)

283 Bauhaus / Peter Murphy covering Ziggy live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKRMNUm9fcY

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:34 PM (6FqZa)

284 Favorite Bowie. That's hard. Every time I think I've decided, I change my mind. Changes, Suffragette City, Under Pressure, Space Oddity, Young Americans.

But not that damned Laughing Gnome.

https://youtu.be/5SQdBxVjZx4

Posted by: VKI at January 11, 2016 11:34 PM (qySNZ)

285 Clemson right back down the field.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:34 PM (011nl)

286 Clemson's moving the ball with ease on this series.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:34 PM (rwI+c)

287 Bama's defense looks like shit. They need to focus less on stripping the ball and more on tackling.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 11, 2016 11:34 PM (Wckf4)

288 Bauhaus / Peter Murphy covering Ziggy live


Great stuff. Love Bauhaus.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:35 PM (b99VK)

289 I'm surprised at how sad I feel about his passing -- it's like a part of my childhood died with him.

I feel the same way. I'm an 80's kid myself, so that time period is where I first really paid attention to Bowie. My favorite song of his, though, is Young Americans...I should say favorite solo, because Under Pressure is one song I still turn up when it comes on the radio...even if I'm playing it on the radio myself.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 11, 2016 11:35 PM (rJUlF)

290 275 "Geese are street thug, prison-tat, assholes."
Canadian ones, no less.
Posted by: torquewrench at January 11, 2016 11:32 PM (noWW6)



It's almost as though they know they're protected. We need to off a few, just to teach 'em respect.


Rather like Muslims in that respect.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:35 PM (oKE6c)

291 "He even made his own death -- his last act on earth -- art. "

Yeah, I thought that was pretty remarkable. He had basically stopped making music for 10 years and just lived quietly with his family, but when he was diagnosed he wanted to leave one last message.

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 11:36 PM (LzzEz)

292 If Eddie had hands he's be a receiver.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:36 PM (rwI+c)

293 268 I'm an 80s kid, so Let's Dance, China Girl and Modern Love are my favorites (Let's Dance album came out in 1983). I discovered his earlier stuff after that, but those 3 songs stay with me the most.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at January 11, 2016 11:31 PM (aNrvT)


Probably my favorite Bowie music was his funky period in the late 70s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRD0ghlFSgk

Posted by: rickl at January 11, 2016 11:36 PM (sdi6R)

294 CWB rockin

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:36 PM (voOPb)

295 292 If Eddie had hands he's be a receiver.
Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:36 PM (rwI+c)



Exactly what I said: "Hands of a D back."


Kinda like "a face for radio."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:37 PM (oKE6c)

296 running on a local university Dec-10.
---------------

PDP-10, I assume.

My first contact with DEC was a PDP-5.

Then, there was the time spent with a couple of PDP-8S's. The 'S' suffix denotes 'Serial'. The ALU handled things two bits at a time. Fetch a bit, add a bit, etc.

It was slow as Christmas. The upside was that the machines were located on the Agnes Scott campus, so surrounded by lovely Southern Belles.

Also, the article didn't bother to mention Pl/1. I do so here, because I can. Also, it gives me props among the Obscure Language User crowd.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2016 11:37 PM (n22zQ)

297 On gun control, Obama needs a distraction and it's on the To Do List of the Left. But it's been a loser before and will be again in this cycle.

Had Al Gore not been tagged with Bill's Assault Weapon Ban he wouldn't have lost both West Virginia and his home state of Tennessee in 2000, either of which, had he won, would have made the Florida recount moot.

This cycle it will rule up the base in the ten or so Deep Blue states that already have strict gun control laws and be a loser everywhere else.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 11, 2016 11:37 PM (rs5De)

298 293

Oh yeah. Great stuff.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 11, 2016 11:38 PM (rJUlF)

299 Modern Love is a song that is basically made to sing along with while blaring at full blast in the car.

Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 11:38 PM (LzzEz)

300 for an insight into the kind of person bowie was, google "bowie's first fan letter" and read his response.

imagine, a 20 year old rock star taking the time with this articulate letter.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:38 PM (WTSFk)

301 Well, if you happened to miss it watching tonight's game, Ford has a new GT.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:38 PM (011nl)

302 Kinda like "a face for radio."
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:37 PM (oKE6c)


Hey! I resemble that remark!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 11, 2016 11:38 PM (rJUlF)

303 ROSALYN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQzWNemeUw0


Always loved this cover.
And it was how I knew Bowie was alright.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:39 PM (b99VK)

304 Wow.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (EDYaR)

305 We had a wildfowl refuge near where I grew up, and for a limited time (and with a difficult to obtain permit) you could hunt geese during the fall migration.

Those geese knew where the boundaries were, knew where the shooting stations were, knew the range of a 12ga shotgun, and would do that stay high and then do that steep, circling descent like the military does into hot airstrips.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (j6Mlw)

306 Hehehe.



Bama TD return.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (011nl)

307 Holy Cow! Kick return!

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (Wckf4)

308 otherwise. i'll stick with jack bruce.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (WTSFk)

309 Wow, fuckin A!

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (tW3yD)

310 And there is your dagger!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

311 Now THAT'S what I call ripping some rug!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (oKE6c)

312 Yeah, Canada Geese are mean pricks.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (DLIIY)

313
I hope fervently that things don't get bad enough to resort to shooting. Much rather see a political solution to our problem.

Already seen enough combat to not care to repeat the experience.

BUT if such comes to pass, I mean to show somebody what "their worst nightmare" REALLY means.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 11, 2016 11:40 PM (jeCnD)

314
Oh my.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 11:41 PM (ODxAs)

315 IBM 1401. Fortran IV

Posted by: Fox2! at January 11, 2016 11:41 PM (brIR5)

316 touchdown Bama!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 11:41 PM (G1F7B)

317 Unbelievable, this fucking game.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 11, 2016 11:41 PM (wEq+O)

318 I was outside taking a quick smoke with that game stopped when suddenly I could hear screaming from the bars downtown. Must be something good.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:42 PM (rwI+c)

319 15 gets an Aplus for effort....but 17 got the 7.....

NICE run.....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 11, 2016 11:42 PM (tW3yD)

320 So what freaks won't be invited to the state of the Union address?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

321 Canada geese are a problem hereabouts. Populations are too large, and they never go home.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2016 11:42 PM (n22zQ)

322 which reminds me, how can that periodic table of heavy metal in the sidebar not have cream? what nonsense.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:42 PM (WTSFk)

323 Watched the first episode of Koukaku no Pandora. It's a collaboration between the creator of "Ghost inthe Shell" and the creator of "Excel Saga".

Definitly an intersting... and naughty... way to transfer data between cyborgs (one of whom has nekomimi)...

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

324 Geese are the Democrats of the bird world. Mean, nasty freeloaders that never leave and shit all over everything.

Posted by: Aviator at January 11, 2016 11:43 PM (c7vUv)

325 Holy shit! Drake!

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 11, 2016 11:43 PM (rwI+c)

326 So what freaks won't be invited to the state of the Union address?
Posted by: Misanthropic
--------------

I'll only be surprised if Sean Penn isn't an honored guest.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2016 11:43 PM (n22zQ)

327 and who the hell is lemmy? never heard of him.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:43 PM (WTSFk)

328 Clemson's still been moving the ball well. This still might come down to the last minute

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 11, 2016 11:44 PM (Wckf4)

329 Posted by: Lauren at January 11, 2016 11:33 PM (LzzEz)

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to go back and watch more of their stuff.

But not tonight. I'll have to get up earlier than usual tomorrow. I spent a full half hour this morning trying to get my frozen car door open. I sprayed a half a can of WD-40 on it (which has worked in the past) - it didn't work. I was pulling on the stupid door and it wasn't budging and then I asked this guy walking past for help. Bless him, he opened it - but he had to tug on it for a half minute or so and he was a big dude, so I know it wasn't just me being a wimp.
So I have to budget extra time in the morning until it's not so bitterly cold.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 11, 2016 11:44 PM (P8951)

330 #323: Thanks for the tip, Hat! I will keep an eye out for that series.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 11:44 PM (0OG8D)

331 That earlier blocked fg is looming huge right now, two possession instead of one.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 11, 2016 11:45 PM (wEq+O)

332 and who the hell is lemmy? never heard of him.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:43 PM (WTSFk)


You.

I will meet you in the mosh pit!

Posted by: The Hat of Spades at January 11, 2016 11:45 PM (vBeA5)

333 320 So what freaks won't be invited to the state of the Union address?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)



Probably only a couple people with two heads. Other than that...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:45 PM (oKE6c)

334 Regressives continue plugging away on gun grabbing...

Remember how they kept failing on socialized health care? (Like, Hillary?) Then, suddenly, here we are.

Speaking of which, Stilton Jarlsberg's daughter's horror story, on Hope 'n Change today:
http://bit.ly/1Rjdwv5

Posted by: mindful webworker - stay healthy! at January 11, 2016 11:45 PM (ACs58)

335 Christ! Titty tackling!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:46 PM (oKE6c)

336 "and who the hell is lemmy? never heard of him."

Ya know I hadn't either. I had heard of "Motorhead" but didn't know any of their stuff or him. Just completely outside my window of conscience.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:46 PM (011nl)

337 Never seen Bama get this loose on tackling. I'm betting this timeout is to tighten that up.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 11, 2016 11:46 PM (Wckf4)

338
crazy run. like a chicken from an axe.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 11:47 PM (ODxAs)

339 and who the hell is lemmy? never heard of him.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:43 PM (WTSFk)

Me either 'til the Horde started crying over his demise.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 11:47 PM (C3E0x)

340 what freaks won't be invited to the state of the Union address?

Well, Michelle is sitting it out, so we're spared the scary monsters

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:47 PM (6FqZa)

341 knew the range of a 12ga shotgun,

meet grandpa's 10ga ...

Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2016 11:48 PM (eug7P)

342 Been watching Netflix's "Narcos" for the second time, and to me it looks like Murphy's carry gun is a Ruger SP101.

May be about right. The real Murphy went to Columbia pretty late in the Escobar story. Ruger brought out the SP in 1989.

I may get one before Obumbo decides I shouldn't.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 11, 2016 11:48 PM (U6f54)

343 252
hmmmm



I have not pondered the term 'butt-hole surfers' since the 80's



I assumed they were rude surfers, now in the age of Big Homo ....they didn't seem gay, who knows

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:28 PM (HLUeE)


IIRC, the reference was to a noteworthy practice of the Vietnamese 'boat people' who were flooding into the US at the time. They were used to more primitive "hole-in-the-ground" toilets [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKkryfdtMNQ ], but were ending up in supermarkets and office buildings where there were American-style raised toilets.

Not knowing what to do, and not having the time to ask, they would use these new devices as they had used their previous ones.....standing on the seat. Got the job done, and away they went. Problem is, a lot of those toilet seats weren't as steady as the concrete whatzit in the video and might shift a bit.

This created the phenomenon of "toilet-surfing" with the occasional "wipeout". From there to "butthole surfing" is a minor semantic shift.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

344 So I have to budget extra time in the morning until it's not so bitterly cold.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V
---------------

Coat the door seals with a *very* light coat of plumber's grease, or lard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2016 11:48 PM (n22zQ)

345 337 Never seen Bama get this loose on tackling. I'm betting this timeout is to tighten that up.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 11, 2016 11:46 PM (Wckf4)




I bet the phrase "titty tackling" passed Saban's lips. I can hear my late coach now. "Wrap up his legs! Don't titty tackle!!"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:48 PM (oKE6c)

346 I haven't had a chance to watch Clemson play much this year. Even if they don't pull this out, that QB is amazing.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 11, 2016 11:48 PM (Wckf4)

347 >>crazy run. like a chicken from an axe.


I once knew a masseuse who ran like that.

Posted by: Al Gore at January 11, 2016 11:48 PM (b99VK)

348 327 and who the hell is lemmy? never heard of him.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:43 PM (WTSFk)


Here you go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBIa0o36pPo

Posted by: rickl at January 11, 2016 11:49 PM (sdi6R)

349 Clemmy TD.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:49 PM (011nl)

350 Clemson comes right back.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 11:49 PM (EDYaR)

351 >>Me either 'til the Horde started crying over his demise.


Only the ones with good taste in music.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 11:50 PM (b99VK)

352 It is a cruel thing, to keep a chakra caged up.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:50 PM (6FqZa)

353 Fun fact about David Bowie... he was born David Jones, and he had to change his name early in his musical career because The Monkees were popular at the time, and one of their members was Davey Jones.

So, young David Jones decided to take the name Bowie, after James Bowie and his famous knife.

His son Christopher Zowie Bowie grew up to become an acclaimed artsy-fartsy independent filmmaker, and he took back the name Jones to become Christopher Jones.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 11, 2016 11:51 PM (0OG8D)

354 The only shotgun I own is a cheap Montgomery Ward "Long Tom," a break-action single with a 36 inch full choke barrel. A goose gun with nice reach.

Probably dates to around 1938.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 11, 2016 11:51 PM (U6f54)

355 "Tonight's post brought to you by BEWARE OF GOOSE:"


Fucking foreigners.

Posted by: American Buff Goose. at January 11, 2016 11:51 PM (MgcKq)

356 "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBIa0o36pPo"

I've watched the video, posted here and elsewhere since he died, and I can't place it. The song is not familiar.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:51 PM (011nl)

357 Family member has a 2 acre pond. Geese come in and nest every year. Nasty fuckers.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 11, 2016 11:52 PM (89T5c)

358 hmmm....5 point lead. Bama better try to get a FG. Too much time to think about running down the clock.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 11:52 PM (ODxAs)

359 ... a history of metal without cream ... i mean, really...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:52 PM (WTSFk)

360 Just watched the first episode of "Sekkou Boys"

It's about stone sculpted busts of Mars, Hermes, St. George, and Midici... whoa re pop idols... in Japan...

The busts aren't the only ones in Japan who are stoned...

Posted by: The Stoned Hat at January 11, 2016 11:54 PM (vBeA5)

361 Bowie covers Joy Division
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVoZhTP-GOQ

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:54 PM (6FqZa)

362 I think Bammy got this one.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 11, 2016 11:54 PM (011nl)

363 That oughta just about do it.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 11, 2016 11:54 PM (Wckf4)

364 rickl at January 11, 2016 11:49 PM (sdi6R)
The immigrants still do that. My friend used to work in a toothpaste plant and she told me the Asians left feet marks on the toilet and would put the used toilet paper on the ground. It was gross. They put up signs in Laotian or Vietnamese to stop doing it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 11, 2016 11:54 PM (egOGm)

365 @326 Mr. Hammer if Penn shows up he should be cuffed & led away. Yeah, I know wishful thinking

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 11:54 PM (voOPb)

366 That should probably do it. If Bama doesn't make a mistake.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 11, 2016 11:55 PM (EDYaR)

367 ... a history of metal without cream ... i mean, really...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:52 PM (WTSFk)


The late Jack Bruce was the best of the trio. Clapton was the worst.

Posted by: Disraeli's Hat at January 11, 2016 11:56 PM (vBeA5)

368 David Bowie

Labyrinth Soundtrack - As The World Falls Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VppuD1St8Ec

Posted by: kbdabear at January 11, 2016 11:57 PM (GHeql)

369 The Heavenly Orchestra and Choir must be amazed at the rockers our world keeps sending up.

(Christ smiles: Dig my world!)

Young Americans, Life on Mars, Heroes - finished listening. Not all that familiar with Bowie's catalog, so, thanks for the suggestions, Horde.

Time to sail home.

Good night, Gracies!

Posted by: mindful webworker - tomorrow beckons at January 11, 2016 11:58 PM (ACs58)

370 Walks out front door. Climbs 4 steps. Picks Key Lime off tree. Goes back in house. Slices Key Lime with paring knife, squeezes into pre-poured Rum and Coke. Voila! Nica Libre.


Cheers to the Horde!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2016 11:58 PM (L2co/)

371 364 rickl at January 11, 2016 11:49 PM (sdi6R)
The immigrants still do that. My friend used to work in a toothpaste plant and she told me the Asians left feet marks on the toilet and would put the used toilet paper on the ground. It was gross. They put up signs in Laotian or Vietnamese to stop doing it.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 11, 2016 11:54 PM (egOGm)



It was worse in the late unlamented USSR, where even in nominally four-star hotels they had the hole in the ground, but ... let's say the Reds could have used a bombsight.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 11, 2016 11:59 PM (oKE6c)

372 nothing but qb sneaks here.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 12, 2016 12:00 AM (ODxAs)

373 "Walks out front door. Climbs 4 steps. Picks Key Lime off tree. Goes back in house. Slices Key Lime with paring knife, squeezes into pre-poured Rum and Coke. Voila! Nica Libre."



See, now you're just trolling us.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:00 AM (011nl)

374 I'll tell you an anime I've really enjoyed watching recently... Noragami. It's about a small-time Shinto god looking to become a big-time god. He advertises his services through social media, and charges 5 yen (a standard shrine offering) as his fee. He works his ass off for that 5 yen, too!

He ends up befriending a nice girl who jumps in front of a bus to save his life and finds herself sort of stuck in a limbo state between life and death as a result.

It's on Netflix, so check it out! It's really good!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 12, 2016 12:00 AM (0OG8D)

375 man, I wouldn't hand it off.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 12, 2016 12:00 AM (ODxAs)

376 yup. an absolutely beautiful later bruce song is "ships in the night" give a youtube listen if you haven't heard it. (with a lovely clapton solo)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 12, 2016 12:01 AM (WTSFk)

377 Because #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/686608167493603328

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/686608368698523648

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/686608531173277696

Posted by: kbdabear at January 12, 2016 12:01 AM (GHeql)

378 Under Pressure is one song I still turn up when it comes on the radio...even if I'm playing it on the radio myself.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread



Ice Ice Baby.

Posted by: Vanilla Wafer at January 12, 2016 12:01 AM (cq3QL)

379 WTF?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:02 AM (011nl)

380 Because #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/686608697401950208

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/686608849420349441

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/686608990424416256

Posted by: kbdabear at January 12, 2016 12:03 AM (GHeql)

381 TD

Posted by: eman at January 12, 2016 12:03 AM (MQEz6)

382 Done.


Alabamians rejoice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:03 AM (011nl)

383 game over, man!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:03 AM (G1F7B)

384 Didn't think special teams would have been what put Bama over the top. Or #88. Hell of a game. Closer than 12 pts IMO.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 12, 2016 12:04 AM (Wckf4)

385 Presuming Alabama holds on, that onside kick was the key.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:05 AM (rwI+c)

386
Yeah, Bama.

*Points to a friend in Heaven.* You did it, Buddy.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 12, 2016 12:05 AM (ODxAs)

387
Yea, Alabama! Drown 'em Tide!
Every 'Bama man's behind you,
Hit your stride.
Go teach the Bulldogs to behave,
Send the Yellow Jackets to a watery grave.
And if a man starts to weaken,
That's a shame!
For Bama's pluck and grit have
Writ her name in Crimson flame.
Fight on, fight on, fight on men!
Remember the Rose Bowl, we'll win then.
Go, roll to victory,
Hit your stride,
You're Dixie's football pride,
Crimson Tide, Roll Tide, Roll Tide!!

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:05 AM (rwI+c)

388 "The immigrants still do that. My friend used to work in a toothpaste
plant and she told me the Asians left feet marks on the toilet and would
put the used toilet paper on the ground. It was gross. They put up
signs in Laotian or Vietnamese to stop doing it."

A friend in Silicon Valley sent me a smartphone snapshot of an onsite gym changing room at Cisco Systems, with a xeroxed message from Cisco security taped to the wall, reminding the H-1B coolie-coder employees to not drop deuces on the floor of the shower.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 12, 2016 12:06 AM (noWW6)

389 "Walks out front door. Climbs 4 steps. Picks Key Lime off tree. Goes back in house. Slices Key Lime with paring knife, squeezes into pre-poured Rum and Coke. Voila! Nica Libre."

Use the other door and watch out for the goose.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 12, 2016 12:06 AM (l3vZN)

390 #321 And they shit everywhere too, Mike Hammer, thus the expression "like shit through a goose."

Posted by: andycanuck at January 12, 2016 12:06 AM (DLIIY)

391 361 Bowie covers Joy Division
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVoZhTP-GOQ
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:54 PM (6FqZa)


Wow, that is cool.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2016 12:07 AM (sdi6R)

392 Crimson Tide, Roll Tide, Roll Tide!!

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:05 AM (rwI+c)


WOOT!

Posted by: AmeriDan at January 12, 2016 12:07 AM (cq3QL)

393 385 Presuming Alabama holds on, that onside kick was the key.
Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:05 AM (rwI+c)



It was. Good strategic decision: nobody expected an onside kick that early in the game.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:08 AM (oKE6c)

394 Bought 2 new pillows today for the bed
muuuuch better

Posted by: chemjeff at January 12, 2016 12:08 AM (uZNvH)

395 Yow.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:08 AM (oKE6c)

396 Got to see an 18 month old rage cry until he threw up today.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 12, 2016 12:09 AM (YJmuy)

397 Well at least Clemson doesn't quit

Posted by: tu3031 at January 12, 2016 12:09 AM (EDYaR)

398 Great game!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:09 AM (oKE6c)

399 Shouldn't have allowed that. TD Clemson. 12 seconds left.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:10 AM (rwI+c)

400 >>Bought 2 new pillows today for the bed


Those aren't pillows.

Posted by: Del Griffith at January 12, 2016 12:10 AM (c7vUv)

401 Still 38-33?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2016 12:10 AM (oFSUK)

402 Okay, so Clemson is going to execute another perfect on-side and then throw a Hail Mary to the end zone?


I'll eat my hat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:10 AM (011nl)

403 Hands team.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:11 AM (rwI+c)

404 oh well

Posted by: eman at January 12, 2016 12:11 AM (MQEz6)

405 Score, pls.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2016 12:11 AM (oFSUK)

406 Done.


Congrats. Alabama.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:11 AM (011nl)

407 I'm glad they don't just need a FG.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:11 AM (rwI+c)

408 "Bowie covers Joy Division "

*runs to youtube*

Posted by: Lauren at January 12, 2016 12:11 AM (LzzEz)

409 Still 38-33?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2016 12:10 AM (oFSUK)

45-40

Posted by: Blano at January 12, 2016 12:11 AM (C3E0x)

410 Game.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 12, 2016 12:12 AM (wEq+O)

411 Good game

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 12:12 AM (voOPb)

412 Last Clemson drive beats the point spread!

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 12, 2016 12:12 AM (rs5De)

413 The highlight of Coker's life.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:13 AM (rwI+c)

414 There will be much nookie in Alabama tonight.

Posted by: eman at January 12, 2016 12:13 AM (MQEz6)

415 300 for an insight into the kind of person bowie was, google "bowie's first fan letter" and read his response.
imagine, a 20 year old rock star taking the time with this articulate letter.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 11, 2016 11:38 PM (WTSFk)


Yes I think that letter may have been featured on an ONT at some point.

It really is a very nice, personal letter that gives you a bit of insight into Bowie as a young man. And the typos and corrections show that Bowie typed it himself.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/12/my-real-name-is-david-jones.html

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 12, 2016 12:13 AM (wqVD1)

416 Liked seeing that sportsmanship and attitude between Watson and Henry there after the game.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 12, 2016 12:14 AM (Wckf4)

417 413 The highlight of Coker's life.
Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:13 AM (rwI+c)



Yep. An amazing high. Still, it must be weird to peak at age 21, and know the rest of your life will be downhill.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:14 AM (oKE6c)

418 Clemson surprised me. I admit that I don't have much respect for the ACC but this was THE Championship.

I'm as wrung out as a sponge.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:14 AM (rwI+c)

419 Good game, lasted too damn long.

Last nite NFL network reran Vikings choke. I went to bed with a onmynface

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)

420 Henry will be gone to the pros now. Nothing left for him to prove.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:15 AM (rwI+c)

421 The late Jack Bruce was the best of the trio. Clapton was the worst.

FUCK YOU!!!

Posted by: Ginger Baker at January 12, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

422 "Last Clemson drive beats the point spread!"


You have some money riding on this one?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:15 AM (011nl)

423 Hey everybody.

Hat, just kidding. :-)

(I have in my movie collection a documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker." Not a nice guy from what I've seen and read.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

424 Clemson and Watson are the real deal. Probably see them back next year.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:16 AM (rwI+c)

425 >>There will be much nookie in Alabama tonight.


Sisters will be humped.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2016 12:16 AM (b99VK)

426 416 Liked seeing that sportsmanship and attitude between Watson and Henry there after the game.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 12, 2016 12:14 AM (Wckf4)




I love to see good sportsmanship between opponents.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:16 AM (oKE6c)

427 Listening to Jake Coker, sorta looks and sounds like a young Elvis Presley.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:16 AM (011nl)

428 #341 "meet grandpa's 10ga ..."

LOL.. we has a 10 gauge 3.5 inch chambered AYA SxS...

some oil guy in Texas bought it custom, took it hunting once, and then put it away.

we bought it from dawsonsdoubles.com he has neat shit, and is a good guy to do business with.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:16 AM (G1F7B)

429 Well, so far 2016 has been absolutely sucky for music. First Natalie Cole, now Bowie.

Who's next I wonder?????

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

430 153 Who's he? Ermy I mean.


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

a real life drill instructor that played a drill instructor in Full Metal Jacket
Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 11:06 PM (HLUeE)


And a Gunnery Sergeant in Hamburger Hill, AND a helo pilot in Apocalypse Now

did a lot of movie consulting, too. Was brought in to FMJ to help add realism for the Boot Camp scenes. Decided he could to a better job and convinced Kubrick to give him the role after he swore like a DI for 15 full minutes without repeating himself. The actor originally slated for Hartmann ended up as the Door Gunner. You know - "If they run, they're Vc. If they stand still, they're a well-disciplined VC. What a bout women and children? "Easy, you don't lead 'em as much"

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (E1IKf)

431 ***"Well, so far 2016 has been absolutely sucky for music. First Natalie Cole, now Bowie.

Who's next I wonder?????


Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR) "***


Phrasing!

Posted by: Stevie Wonder at January 12, 2016 12:18 AM (Wckf4)

432 424
Clemson and Watson are the real deal. Probably see them back next year.

...
with a Polish squib kicker

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:18 AM (G1F7B)

433 Late evenin' horde.

How goes it.

Was busy stalking.....


Err, I mean. Reading.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 12, 2016 12:18 AM (hlMPp)

434
Yep. An amazing high. Still, it must be weird to peak at age 21, and know the rest of your life will be downhill.
Posted by: Jay Guevara
------------------
You learn to live with it.

Posted by: Lindsay Lohan at January 12, 2016 12:18 AM (gQfxF)

435 God wrote in Lisp Code:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-OjTPj7K54

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 12, 2016 12:19 AM (aUQgu)

436 In Stanley Kubrick's filmmaking history, and of *all* the actors he worked with, he only allowed *two* of them to do any kind of improvisation with film rolling:

- Peter Sellers.
- R. Lee Ermey.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:19 AM (ntObR)

437 did a lot of movie consulting, too. Was brought in to FMJ to help
add realism for the Boot Camp scenes. Decided he could to a better job
and convinced Kubrick to give him the role after he swore like a DI for
15 full minutes without repeating himself.



I've read that onlookers were throwing oranges (IIRC) at Ermey when he was reciting his rant audtioning for the part - and he didn't bat an eyelash, or repeat himself.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:19 AM (oKE6c)

438 Bama takes Clemson's national championship Jerbs.

Posted by: eleven at January 12, 2016 12:20 AM (qUNWi)

439 Regarding primitives and their mis-use of terlits...

The laundromat had a public restroom forexactly two days after I bought it.

Gotta lotta Indios and folks from Central America in the area. They wipe their asses and throw the maculature either in a trash can or on the floor.

I asked a Tex-Mex neighbor about putting up a sign in Spanish.

"Shit," he told me, "If they don't know how to use a fuckin' toilet, there's no hope. Illiterate peasants, anyway."

Ended up closing the whole thing off completely.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (lutOX)

440 "Sisters will be humped."


I'll say this. Spent a year in Alabama one time. Great state and people. Never saw a sister get humped.


Just sayin'.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (011nl)

441
429 Well, so far 2016 has been absolutely sucky for music. First Natalie Cole, now Bowie.

Who's next I wonder?????
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

Ringo?

Elton?

Paul?

Mick?

Keith Richards is too pickled and smoked to actually die.

Posted by: eman at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (MQEz6)

442 And a Gunnery Sergeant in Hamburger Hill, AND a helo pilot in Apocalypse Now

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (E1IKf)

Really? Totally missed that. Guess I'll have to rematch those parts.


Oh, he also took a shit out front on the lawn by the mailbox while reading a newspaper.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (hlMPp)

443 Yep. An amazing high. Still, it must be weird to peak at age 21, and know the rest of your life will be downhill.

Posted by: Jay Guevara

------------------

You learn to live with it.

Posted by: Lindsay Lohan at January 12, 2016 12:18 AM (gQfxF)


Let's hope Jack copes with it better than you.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (oKE6c)

444 Well, (Clemson graduate, here), I didn't get my hopes up, didn't let myself get too emotionally involved, so it wouldn't be such a bummer if they lost. I was afraid they were going to choke. Make it to the big time, and just fall apart, but they held their own.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 12, 2016 12:22 AM (dvuhZ)

445 eman, actually it wouldn't surprise me if the aforementioned Ginger Baker is on the short list.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

446 No money bet on this one. Just thought of all the people who did have bets that had the outcome swing on that last nearly hopeless Clemson drive.

Onside kicks can work when they're least expected. Remember New Orleans opening the second half in that Super Bowl


Posted by: Ignoramus at January 12, 2016 12:22 AM (rs5De)

447 Oh, he also took a shit out front on the lawn by the mailbox while reading a newspaper.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (hlMPp)


Would that be the White House lawn, by any chance?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:22 AM (oKE6c)

448 My head is going to hurt tomorrow. I guess Mrs928 was wise to not let me throw a party.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:22 AM (rwI+c)

449 Ermey had a bit part in The Boys in Company C too. Much, much younger and still had that tanned and lean San Diego Drill Instructor look.

Posted by: Stevie Wonder at January 12, 2016 12:22 AM (Wckf4)

450 Rewatch

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 12, 2016 12:23 AM (hlMPp)

451 Clemson was excellent.

Posted by: eleven at January 12, 2016 12:23 AM (qUNWi)

452 Jay, would have been a bad idea if he did.

Reagan was Pres in 1987.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)

453 "There will be much nookie in Alabama tonight."

Haha. That's where my sister and brother in law live. Should I expect a new niece or nephew?

Posted by: Lauren at January 12, 2016 12:23 AM (bYGAR)

454 Congrats on your 11th NC Grumpy.

Posted by: eleven at January 12, 2016 12:24 AM (qUNWi)

455 Ringo will be the last surviving Beatle. Take my word for it.

And not that I'm looking forward to Paul kicking off, but I'd like to see the movie "Let It Be" eventually. Supposedly McCartney won't let it ever be re-released in any format, because he's embarrassed at how it depicts him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:24 AM (ntObR)

456
I saw some study once where the spread between "surprise" onside kicks and the other was huge, something like 75% to 10% success rate. (not actual numbers)

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 12, 2016 12:25 AM (ODxAs)

457 I'll say this. Spent a year in Alabama one time. Great state and people. Never saw a sister get humped.



Just sayin'.
...
shot down in flames, eh?


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:25 AM (G1F7B)

458 Congrats on your 11th NC Grumpy.


All is right with the world tonight. Tomorrow, not so much I'm sure.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:25 AM (rwI+c)

459 Where did Hat go?

Hat, was just kidding around/being an asshole earlier with my sock comment. I'll apologize if need be. Come on back bud!!!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:25 AM (ntObR)

460 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (hlMPp)

Would that be the White House lawn, by any chance?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:22 AM (oKE6c

Wishful thinking. And I wouldn't put it past him.

The scene is in Saving Silverman.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 12, 2016 12:26 AM (hlMPp)

461 452 Jay, would have been a bad idea if he did.
Reagan was Pres in 1987.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)



Ah. I was hoping that this could have been filed under "current events."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 12, 2016 12:26 AM (oKE6c)

462 They got a name for the winners in the world

I want a name when I lose.

They call Alabama the Crimson Tide

Call me Deacon Blue.

Posted by: eleven at January 12, 2016 12:26 AM (qUNWi)

463 "Haha. That's where my sister and brother in law live. Should I expect a new niece or nephew?"


Well, you should always act surprised. Good taste and all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:26 AM (011nl)

464
Clemson played great, Bama special teams saved it for them.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 12, 2016 12:26 AM (ODxAs)

465 Welcome to the Horde Mr. Fagen!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

466 That sure is a half assed looking trophy compared to the glass football. Looks like something you'd use to put oil in your car.

Posted by: Blano at January 12, 2016 12:28 AM (C3E0x)

467 "Good taste and all."

Well, I am a lady after all.

Posted by: Lauren at January 12, 2016 12:28 AM (bYGAR)

468 "Call me Deacon Blue. "


Wat dat mean

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:28 AM (011nl)

469 Clemson was awesome this year.

Posted by: eleven at January 12, 2016 12:28 AM (qUNWi)

470 I still hate Kiffin, my magnanimity only goes so far.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:28 AM (rwI+c)

471 Posted this yesterday but too late. I think it's funny anyway.

**Top 5 Businesses to Invest In Post-SMOD**

5. Zombie Lobby

4. Femurs R Us

3. Amazon (the river not the online store)

2. Lena Dunham's Dildo World

1. We'llBuryEmCheap.com

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:28 AM (ntObR)

472 'bama... embrace the power of "both"

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:29 AM (lutOX)

473 Favorite Bowie song? Can't name one, but I'll name two. From his earlier years, 'Rebel, Rebel'. I also like 'Modern Love' from 1983.

I agree with the many above who said Bowie kept changing, being unique. That says a lot about a musician in this day and aqe of milquetoast musicians and formulaic music. I also agree that he wasn't preachy like so many airhead artistes (looking at you Bono, et.al.).

Thanks for the memories, David.

Posted by: RickZ at January 12, 2016 12:30 AM (Ix+HS)

474 415 maet:

couldn't recall where i read that bowie letter. here? well, that makes sense, source of many interesting oddments.

many thanks!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 12, 2016 12:30 AM (WTSFk)

475 "Well, I am a lady after all."

Of course. Wouldn't imply oiherwise

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:30 AM (011nl)

476 429 Well, so far 2016 has been absolutely sucky for music. First Natalie Cole, now Bowie.

Who's next I wonder?????
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

Stevie?

Most of the musicians/bands I like are getting up there. For example bill woman just released a solo LP. He's 79'

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 12:31 AM (voOPb)

477 Well, gotta turn in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 12, 2016 12:31 AM (011nl)

478 Wyman damn iPad

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 12:32 AM (voOPb)

479 RickZ, both great.

I also like "Ashes to Ashes" and "Fashion" a lot, both from the "Scary Monsters" album. Also, both IMHO were ahead of their time; recorded in 1979, but sound like they could have come out in 1985.

There's a brand new dance, but I don't know its name
The people from bad homes do again and again
It's big and it's bad, full of tension and fear
They're doing it over there, but they don't do it here...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)

480 Nite RK

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 12:33 AM (voOPb)

481 Rammer Jammer, Yellowhammer, give 'em hell, Alabama!

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes you thread with football at January 12, 2016 12:34 AM (rwI+c)

482 Ringo will be the last surviving Beatle. Take my word for it.



And not that I'm looking forward to Paul kicking off, but I'd like
to see the movie "Let It Be" eventually. Supposedly McCartney won't let
it ever be re-released in any format, because he's embarrassed at how it
depicts him.




Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:24 AM



You've not seen Let It Be????!!!

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2016 12:34 AM (EWg9n)

483 442 And a Gunnery Sergeant in Hamburger Hill, AND a helo pilot in Apocalypse Now

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (E1IKf)

Really? Totally missed that. Guess I'll have to rematch those parts.


Oh, he also took a shit out front on the lawn by the mailbox while reading a newspaper.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (hlMPp)

I'm sorry, it was The Boys in Company C, not Hamburger Hill. It get the two mixed up sometimes.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 12, 2016 12:34 AM (E1IKf)

484 otho, nope.

Old, *bad* condition VHS copies of it are going for a king's ransom at Amazon, so I've seen.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM (ntObR)

485 Do you think if someone grabbed that Alabama player's hair it would just snap off like a gecko's tail?

Posted by: buzzion at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM (zt+N6)

486 471 Posted this yesterday but too late. I think it's funny anyway.

**Top 5 Businesses to Invest In Post-SMOD**

5. Zombie Lobby

4. Femurs R Us

3. Amazon (the river not the online store)

2. Lena Dunham's Dildo World

1. We'llBuryEmCheap.com
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:28 AM (ntObR)
***
Fuck that noise.

I'm trying to figure out how to set up Bartertown.

It'll be like a flea market before SMOD - La Pulcha Malo Gringo.

And afterward? I'll be a cross between Master-Blaster and the Collector.....

And the first Warrior from the Wastelands, the first "Raggedy Man," who comes along, gets snuffed, but quick.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM (lutOX)

487 #470: Lame Kiffin...

he su><()45!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM (G1F7B)

488 441


429 Well, so far 2016 has been absolutely sucky for music. First Natalie Cole, now Bowie.



Who's next I wonder?????

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)



Ringo?

441


429 Well, so far 2016 has been absolutely sucky for music. First Natalie Cole, now Bowie.



Who's next I wonder?????

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)



Ringo?



Elton?



Paul?



Mick?



Keith Richards is too pickled and smoked to actually die.

Posted by: eman at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (MQEz6)
441


429 Well, so far 2016 has been absolutely sucky for music. First Natalie Cole, now Bowie.



Who's next I wonder?????

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)



Ringo?



Elton?



Paul?



Mick?



Keith Richards is too pickled and smoked to actually die.

Posted by: eman at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (MQEz6)


There are some who say that Keith actually did die in the early 70s, but managed to reanimate his corpse as a lich.


Elton?



Paul?



Mick?



Keith Richards is too pickled and smoked to actually die.

Posted by: eman at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (MQEz6)

Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM (EzgxV)

489 We have a new cycle low in WTI oil tonight.

$30.60

And with that, I bid you all goodnight.

Posted by: Blano at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM (C3E0x)

490
Well, good night folks.

RIP CVB MYG

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 12, 2016 12:36 AM (ODxAs)

491 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:28 AM (ntObR)

Looking up businesses/prices.


What fuckery is still going on that has 7.62x54r steel case ar .44 per round.

(Yes, I know all the BS going on but dammit these prices are stupid.)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 12, 2016 12:36 AM (hlMPp)

492 455 Ringo will be the last surviving Beatle. Take my word for it.

And not that I'm looking forward to Paul kicking off, but I'd like to see the movie "Let It Be" eventually. Supposedly McCartney won't let it ever be re-released in any format, because he's embarrassed at how it depicts him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:24 AM (ntObR)



Pete Best will outlive them all.

Posted by: buzzion at January 12, 2016 12:36 AM (zt+N6)

493 Apparently he was Brisco County Senior, too.

Why I never watched that show I have no idea.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 12, 2016 12:36 AM (E1IKf)

494 Ginger, you played like a fucking time keeper on a Roman warship.


Posted by: Jack Bruck at January 12, 2016 12:37 AM (V+C3K)

495 I asked a Tex-Mex neighbor about putting up a sign in Spanish.



"Shit," he told me, "If they don't know how to use a fuckin' toilet, there's no hope. Illiterate peasants, anyway."



Ended up closing the whole thing off completely.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:21 AM (lutOX)


It's very common in Central America, even in high-class homes, to have both undersize waste pipes, compared to North American standards, and also septic tanks that cannot handle TP very well. So a basket, lined with a plastic bag, is provided for the used TP. Most new construction, and hotels/resorts catering to Norteamericanos, have adopted better plumbing, but it can be very expensive to retrofit an older home, with waste pipes in the concrete slab, with both larger waste pipes, and larger-capacity septic tanks.

I am in Nicaragua right now, and that is the norm here, but I also saw it in Costa Rica decades ago. Takes a little getting used to, but it doesn't have to be gross. Most of the Nicas I have met are pretty fastidious about personal cleanliness. And dress well, if they can afford to.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 12:37 AM (L2co/)

496 I'll say this. Spent a year in Alabama one time. Great state and people. Never saw a sister get humped.

Just sayin'.
...
shot down in flames, eh?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:25 AM (G1F7B)


Been to Alabama once, for a scientific conference at the University of Alabama.

I was shocked at how quickly I drove through the counties there...

Posted by: The Drivin' hat at January 12, 2016 12:38 AM (vBeA5)

497 Ginger, you played like a fucking time keeper on a Roman warship.

Damn straight.

And no, I won't put out my fuckin' cigarette. I don't care what the doctor said.

Posted by: Ginger Baker at January 12, 2016 12:38 AM (ntObR)

498 489 We have a new cycle low in WTI oil tonight.

$30.60

And with that, I bid you all goodnight.
Posted by: Blano at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM (C3E0x)
***
Four years ago, I came within a hair's breadth of selling everything, buying a travel trailer, and taking a gig in the shale patch down here.

Glad as Hell I didn't.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:39 AM (lutOX)

499 Re Bowie, "China Girl" would be considered quite an un-PC song these days.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:39 AM (ntObR)

500 Where did Hat go?

Hat, was just kidding around/being an asshole earlier with my sock comment. I'll apologize if need be. Come on back bud!!!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:25 AM (ntObR)


This is the ONT. While one can be serious, one should never treat the ONT as serious.

Posted by: Why so serious... at January 12, 2016 12:39 AM (vBeA5)

501 Ah, thanks Hat. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:41 AM (ntObR)

502 Just finished watching the first episode of "Dagashi Kashi". A son of a candymaker want to draw manga, but the heiress of a candy company wants his father to join her company... but he will only do so on the condition that the son agrees to inheret the candy store. Also, love triangles are being hinted at.

Posted by: The Candy Hat at January 12, 2016 12:41 AM (vBeA5)

503 Cinesift is helping me decide between Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 12, 2016 12:42 AM (VdICR)

504 Palpatine, George Miller wants to pay you for the movie rights. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:42 AM (ntObR)

505 Most of the Nicas I have met are pretty fastidious about personal cleanliness. And dress well, if they can afford to.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 12:37 AM (L2co/)
***
Yes.

Emma Lazarus had it right - "the wretched refuse."

Sorry, but I moved to Texas and I've seen that there's a world of difference between Tex-Mex, or even Mexicanos mojados, and folks from a bit farther south.

Even the illegal Mexicans don't like the Central Americans.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:42 AM (lutOX)

506 #495: i see it here in Lost Angels, and it's fucking gross...

i'm tired of all the wonderful additions to our culture that the illegal immigrants bring us.

if you can't figure out basic human hygiene, how plumbing w*rks, and that things are different in different places, keep your ignorant third world ass home, and i'll stay my gringo ass here, so i don't pollute your glorious culture with silly notions of sanitation and disease prevention.

(them, not your Canuckistanian self)


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:42 AM (G1F7B)

507 @498

In a 20 mile radius there are approximately 6 frac sand processing plants. Lot of mining going on in 50 mile radius. There were dump trucks rolling 24/7. Trains travelling all throughout the night. It's all but rolled up & lights shut off.

Oil has to be about $64 barrel for frac to be profitable

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 12:43 AM (voOPb)

508 My top 3 David Bowie songs, in no particular order.

"Young Americans"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y7i_3Fgu3E

"Let's Dance"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktdQiODWt84

"Modern Love"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwrTlUWvo3c

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2016 12:43 AM (ry4ab)

509 Palpatine, even the reliably PC/liberal Gustavo Arellano admits racism is rampant in Mexico today.

He says you don't want to ask the light-skinned Mexis what they think of their darker-skinned brethren down south.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:43 AM (ntObR)

510 I drove thru Bama at night.

Worst roads in America. Like Zimbabwe roads.

No lights at night.

Birmingham is huge and the roads were even worse there.

Was glad to leave Bama.

Posted by: eleven at January 12, 2016 12:45 AM (qUNWi)

511 502
Just finished watching the first episode of "Dagashi Kashi". A son of a
candymaker want to draw manga, but the heiress of a candy company wants
his father to join her company... but he will only do so on the
condition that the son agrees to inheret the candy store. Also, love
triangles are being hinted at.
--------------

I watched that one myself earlier tonight. It's a bit thin, but the laughs come early and often, and one can learn many things about Japanese snack food. I understand the boy's desire to go to the city and become a mangaka. His home town hardly has room for a single horse.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2016 12:46 AM (ry4ab)

512 Congrats to Alabama, though I still am convinced that Stanford could have beaten them. Hopefully, there will be a sixteen team playoff soon. Four teams isn't enough, and I'm not convinced that eight is either, and a four round playoff system would be a lot of good college football to end the year.

Posted by: Sasquatch the Original trans-Wookie at January 12, 2016 12:47 AM (HsR2j)

513 Even the illegal Mexicans don't like the Central Americans.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:42 AM (lutOX)


And Central Americans despise Mexicans.

Posted by: The Central Hat at January 12, 2016 12:47 AM (vBeA5)

514 i drove from Birmingham to San Antonio one time...

scariest part was Baton Rouge, on the I-10, Caturday night...

born raised in Lost Angels, used to drive repo, and i was a tad worried.

Bama boy, who's car i was driving at the time, about shit himself...

he wanted off the road: i wanted to get away from them.

obviously, we made it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:48 AM (G1F7B)

515 No.

Stanford would not have beaten Bama.

Or Clemson either.

Posted by: eleven at January 12, 2016 12:49 AM (qUNWi)

516 i drove from Birmingham to San Antonio one time...

scariest part was Baton Rouge, on the I-10, Caturday night...

born raised in Lost Angels, used to drive repo, and i was a tad worried.

Bama boy, who's car i was driving at the time, about shit himself...

he wanted off the road: i wanted to get away from them.

obviously, we made it.
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:48 AM (G1F7B)


Bad area?

Never, ever get off the main road.

Posted by: The South-Central Hat at January 12, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)

517 otho, nope.



Old, *bad* condition VHS copies of it are going for a king's ransom at Amazon, so I've seen.




Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM


Hmmmm... never released on dvd? That's odd. I don't know why McCartney would get his knickers in a twist over the film, though there is the public perception that he's a martinet in it and he does seem precious about the subject. In the film, he's the one trying to hold it all together and get shit done while the others are fading away. The key moments are between McCartney and Harrison. Harrison is at least trying and working and McCartney has some *exchanges* with him over arrangements and whatnot. But, he's the only one that seems like McCartney could discuss stuff with, so it gets a bit testy. He has a bit of a rant at Lennon IIRC, but Lennon is barely listening. Lennon is mostly disinterested in the proceedings and Ringo obviously couldn't give a shit anymore and it shows.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2016 12:51 AM (EWg9n)

518 Birdy num-num.
Birdy num-num.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 12, 2016 12:52 AM (DLIIY)

519 I was shocked at how quickly I drove through the counties there...
...

we've got counties here in #Failifornia bigger than some so-called states.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:52 AM (G1F7B)

520 489
We have a new cycle low in WTI oil tonight.



$30.60



And with that, I bid you all goodnight.
------------------
Saudis are trying to get us to like them again.

That and half of Ohio has no job or has one and is getting punished by taxes and cost of living, so no one drives anywhere if they can help it. It's the Obummer economic miracle, lowering the cost of gas by making sure everyone fills up three times a month.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2016 12:52 AM (ry4ab)

521 Yeah, Mississippi, Alabama bad roads bad life toothless no school Louisiana use you for gator bait. Texas is crazy just guns, red necks and death row.


Posted by: Silvester at January 12, 2016 12:53 AM (V+C3K)

522 I always liked Harrison the best. I've seen ringo in concert never McCartney hear he puts on hell of a show & expensive.

Like Beatles music, some of the guys first solo works. Not so much after that.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 12:54 AM (voOPb)

523 #495: My favorite Mexican restaurant, La Cascada in Edgewater, has a sign in the restroom asking you in both Spanish and English not to throw your used toilet paper in in the wastebasket.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 12, 2016 12:54 AM (0OG8D)

524 #516: no, the I-10.... 2 lanes each way, IICR, lots of cars and trucks, but apparently no drivers and definitely no speed limit.

the most exciting part was crossing the river.

i thought he was going to give birth.

;-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:54 AM (G1F7B)

525 Silvester...go away.

Posted by: eleven at January 12, 2016 12:55 AM (qUNWi)

526 Speaking of George Miller, finally watched Mad Max Fury Road, hadn't bothered because of all the negative comments I'd seen, and after watching it I can't help but wonder what flick those people watched, Fury Road is fantastic, easily the second best of the four and in no way the chick flick some people were saying it was and Hardy is a great Max.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 12, 2016 12:56 AM (wEq+O)

527 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM (lutOX)
What does la pulcha mean? The mal gringo I comprende.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 12, 2016 12:56 AM (egOGm)

528 "And Central Americans despise Mexicans."

Protip: even Mexicans don't like other Mexicans much.

NorCal sees horrific bouts of violence between groups of Mexican illegals who originated in different parts of MX. Most of this never makes the news. Bodies just disappear. Cops find parking lots full of huge puddles of human blood at four in the morning.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 12, 2016 12:56 AM (noWW6)

529 @519 just more government to take your money.

WI has 72 counties. Poorest one is Menomnie County. Of course it's an Indian Rez

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 12:57 AM (voOPb)

530 otho, interesting. But yeah, I've read that around 2010 McCartney wanted to have it released on blu-ray... then he watched it again, and suddenly completely changed his mind and nixed the whole thing.

I know the supposedly (in)famous scene in Let It Be, besides the January 1969 Apple rooftop concert, is McCartney saying to Harrison words to the effect of "let me show you how to play this thing..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

531 I got the Beatles Mono Masters Re-Issue set last week.
Absolutely incredible quality re-pressings.

Cleanest sounding and quietest Beatles LPs I have ever owned.

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2016 12:58 AM (b99VK)

532 Sorry, but I moved to Texas and I've seen that
there's a world of difference between Tex-Mex, or even Mexicanos
mojados, and folks from a bit farther south.



Even the illegal Mexicans don't like the Central Americans.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:42 AM (lutOX)


I don't think there are many Nicaraguans or Costa Ricans amongst the flood of illegals entering the USA, are there? Nicas going to Costa Rica to work as unskilled labor has been a thing since the 1980's at least. Aren't the worst dregs coming into the USA the MS13 crowd from El Salvador?

Saw a billboard today in Managua advertising Winchester arms in a gun shop on the Masaya highway. And there was a murder nearby today or yesterday. Some guy got beaten to death and thrown in a ditch near Diriomo, which is about 20 km from me as the buzzard flies, and about 40 km by road. Right on the Pan-American Highway it is. TV showed his beaten corpse in living color, too; nothing pixellated. Commentary said it was probably drug-related; gang-banger vendetta. I feel pretty safe where I am; it's not "on the way" from Point A to Point B, so no transients, and enough miles of bad road to discourage casual snoopers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 12:59 AM (L2co/)

533 !Lava Los Manos!

Posted by: garrett at January 12, 2016 01:00 AM (b99VK)

534 redc1c4, oh yeah re the counties here in CA.

See: San Bernardino County. Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 01:00 AM (ntObR)

535 All Teh Meh, you're like the 20th recommendation I've seen for Fury Road.

F it, gotta get it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 01:01 AM (ntObR)

536 513 Even the illegal Mexicans don't like the Central Americans.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:42 AM (lutOX)

And Central Americans despise Mexicans.
Posted by: The Central Hat at January 12, 2016 12:47 AM (vBeA5)
***
It's funny - people think the native Redneck (i.e., Anglo-Saxon/German) population here are racists. But they're not. There's been a blending here in Texas, in the best cases, of cultures and peoples and families with the Mexicans and the Nortenos and them. As such, we "anglos" end up adopting the prejudices of our neighbors and friend and relatives - I've no doubt my two daughters and sons - half Polish Jew from yours truly, half Louisiana gator-bait from their mother - will end up marrying people with quite a few doubled consonants and an unhealthy profusion of vowels in their family names. But this is Texas, this is how it works. This is how we end up with families named "Friesenhahn" with first names like "Eduardo" and "Maria."

Everybody, but everybody, hates the folks from Central America. A lot of it is the whole self-hating Mestizo thing, I'm sure.... But still, there's a difference.

Remember that "surge" of "unaccompanied minors" here in Texas? Yeah, still going on. And almost all of them are just about the most worthless lot we've seen yet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 01:01 AM (lutOX)

537 #523: i see that here in Lost Angels

in fact, when i enter a restaurant, i go check out the latrine before i ask for a seat...

if there are shit catchers in the stalls, i leave, no matter how great their reputation.

if the hired help can't follow basic sanitary hygiene, or management won't enforce it, i figure their food handling is just as shoddy, not to mention they likely don't wash their hands, or anything else.

Hep A, Hep C, worms, food poisoning, ulcerative colitis, etc....

yeah, i'll pass

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 01:01 AM (G1F7B)

538 "It's the Obummer economic miracle, lowering the cost of gas by making sure everyone fills up three times a month."

A couple of days ago I noted that the price of oil originally started falling because of oversupply, and that's okay, but what's scary is that now it's falling further because of slack demand.

And that's not okay, because a degree of oil use is implicitly built into just about everything that's bought or sold. So when oil demand slumps, that's a great big flashing red recession warning indicator.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 12, 2016 01:02 AM (noWW6)

539 So, there was a standoff situation on the block behind me last night.
In fact, I believe the cops set up command in the house directly behind me.
I never knew a thing until today.

Accounts differ on the ending, but dude ended up shot at least once in the leg, and a K9 dog is dead. Turns out, the guy is the Sig Sauer specialist at a local gun shop.

Long article at pilot online dot com if you care to read about it.

Posted by: Lindsay Lohan at January 12, 2016 01:02 AM (gQfxF)

540 Crazy drunk bitch sock..

Posted by: Chi at January 12, 2016 01:03 AM (gQfxF)

541 527 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 12:35 AM (lutOX)
What does la pulcha mean? The mal gringo I comprende.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 12, 2016 12:56 AM (egOGm)
Tex-Mex for "flea market."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 01:03 AM (lutOX)

542
otho, interesting. But yeah, I've read that around 2010 McCartney wanted
to have it released on blu-ray... then he watched it again, and
suddenly completely changed his mind and nixed the whole thing.



I know the supposedly (in)famous scene in Let It Be, besides the
January 1969 Apple rooftop concert, is McCartney saying to Harrison
words to the effect of "let me show you how to play this thing..."



Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 12:57 AM


Yeah, I suspect that he's being overly self concious and precious about what people think of him. I think he comes off pretty good in the film, really... knowing the process. SOMEBODY has to make sure shit gets done. You can't all be like... "Meh, whatever" and pick your noses. Also, the stuff McCartney was advising Harrison about was not fundamentally different to what they'd always done, when arranging their own songs. It's just that it was caught on camera for the first time and looks terribly awkward.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2016 01:04 AM (EWg9n)

543 Thanks for update AOP,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 01:05 AM (voOPb)

544 Time to check out I think

Good nite morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2016 01:05 AM (voOPb)

545 I was shocked at how quickly I drove through the counties there...
...

we've got counties here in #Failifornia bigger than some so-called states.



Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 12:52 AM (G1F7B)


There is one spot on the highway between Whitehall and Twin Bridges, Montana, where you are in three counties in under a mile. Road crosses the point of a wedge, I guess. Silver Star county gets about a quarter-miles of highway. You can see the one country sign from the other.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 01:05 AM (L2co/)

546 Yeah I enjoyed driving over the bayou on I-10

Posted by: chemjeff at January 12, 2016 01:07 AM (uZNvH)

547 IIRC, MS13 started here in Lost Angels back in the early 80's, because of all the leftards bemoaning Regan trying to stop the communist take over of El Salvador...

they declared a sanctuary city here, and invited in all sorts of illegals/refugees.

the kids took to the streets, aped the local mexican and black gangs, then took it to eleven.

the rest is history.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 01:07 AM (G1F7B)

548 And then there's the distinction the older folks make between "Spanish" and "Mexican."

The difference? Money and class. They've got money and education, or are at least "decent" by local, largely Baptist standards? They're "Spanish."

They get drunk every day and live in run-down colonias? "Mexican," even to the Gutierrez's.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 01:08 AM (lutOX)

549 Chi,

You didn't hear the gunshots?

Posted by: SMFH at January 12, 2016 01:09 AM (ahx2/)

550 We have those around here, swap meets. I don't know what they call them in spanish.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 12, 2016 01:10 AM (egOGm)

551 Chi wow glad you are safe

Posted by: chemjeff at January 12, 2016 01:10 AM (uZNvH)

552 The illegals from El Salvador are still coming here.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 12, 2016 01:11 AM (egOGm)

553 As for Third-Worlder-ism...the future Empress was a child when she left Vietnam....

she remembers "pig privies." Look it up sometime if you're not planning to eat for a while, and are curious why Asia accounts for such nasty strains of influenza.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 01:11 AM (lutOX)

554 Palpatine, what part of Texas are you in?

Posted by: Steck at January 12, 2016 01:12 AM (ht/89)

555 552 The illegals from El Salvador are still coming here.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 12, 2016 01:11 AM (egOGm)
***
you have my condolences and sympathy. Austin had a near-riot when the Salvadorenos started getting pushy at the Home Depot.

Mexicans beat the shit out of them....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 01:13 AM (lutOX)

556 526 Speaking of George Miller, finally watched Mad Max Fury Road, hadn't bothered because of all the negative comments I'd seen, and after watching it I can't help but wonder what flick those people watched, Fury Road is fantastic, easily the second best of the four and in no way the chick flick some people were saying it was and Hardy is a great Max.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 12, 2016 12:56 AM (wEq+O)



Yeah I was wondering the same thing when it came out. You had all these pre-release rants about it being all "GIRL POWER!" and Mad Max is just a secondary character. But then I'm seeing people here that actually went and saw it saying that it was really good.

Its to the point that those that bitch and moan about some "GIRL POWER!" in a movie where some chick is able to beat up men is far more annoying to me than it being in the movie itself.

Posted by: buzzion at January 12, 2016 01:14 AM (zt+N6)

557 554 Palpatine, what part of Texas are you in?
Posted by: Steck at January 12, 2016 01:12 AM (ht/89)
***
Was in Seguin - don't judge me. It was a nasty divorce......

In Austin, more or less. Got my field HQ in Elgin.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 01:16 AM (lutOX)

558 R. Lee Ermey played the dad of a girl raped and killed by 'Poncelot' (Sean fucking Penn) in 'Dead Man Walking'. In the movie, he had no love for Sr. Helen Prejean (Susan fucking Sarandon).

When I saw that movie in the theaters, at the end I was clapping and rooting out loud for the execution drugs. I don't think the Manhattan crowd was too pleased as that was the 'serious' moment of the movie, full of the poignancy of 'Poncelot's' remorse. All I got out of that movie is that death row inmates lie right up until they're in the hot seat or on the gurney, and sometimes, not even then. I also thought the Christ-like crucifixion on the tilted gurney was way over the top, and totally a Hollywood 'lethal injection' to tug at one's heartstrings, which failed in my case (gurneys are not tilted up for those last words).

Posted by: RickZ at January 12, 2016 01:16 AM (Ix+HS)

559 You didn't hear the gunshots?
Posted by: SMFH
----------------
Not a thing. Of course this played out a good 1000 feet from me.
I even hear the occasional gunshots in the distance, but nothing last night. Would've been about this time of morning, too, I think.

Posted by: Chi at January 12, 2016 01:17 AM (gQfxF)

560 Bowie responsible for such greatness, but one of my fondest is his cameo in Yellowbeard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0YLiDG2a44

Posted by: MikeD at January 12, 2016 01:19 AM (uKJIC)

561 Ermey was also the chief in "Seven".

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2016 01:19 AM (EWg9n)

562 In any case, glad you're ok, Chi.

Posted by: SMFH at January 12, 2016 01:19 AM (ahx2/)

563 RickZ, can relate.

I once got in trouble during a screening of the original 1976 "Carrie" when I started rooting out loud for the... 'treatment' her mom (Piper Laurie) gets at the end of the film.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 01:20 AM (ntObR)

564 My days in south Texas...... quite an education.

Met my first-ever "Beaner-Schnitzel" - half-Tex-Mex, half Texas German - a towering giant of a guy named for a Persian Emperor and who is commonly mistaken for an Arab.

He speaks standard Texas English, but, get him liquored up, and he holds forth in the most amazing dialect of Low German.

Only in Texas.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 01:20 AM (lutOX)

565 One thing out of El Salvador that definitely needs more promotion is a food item: a pastry called a "pupusa" that is sort of like a cross between a crepe and a calzone, stuffed with meat, or more commonly, cheese. Very tasty, and not messy to eat. There are a number of vendors here in Nicaragua who make and sell them. Yummy!


Nicas do love their beef, and there are many good restaurants that serve steaks and filets that are fine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 01:22 AM (L2co/)

566 Packing to change locations and I can't find my malaria tablets. Probably inside a dirty sock but I'm tempted to get a little worried.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 12, 2016 01:23 AM (3Erz4)

567 553
As for Third-Worlder-ism...the future Empress was a child when she left Vietnam....



she remembers "pig privies." Look it up sometime if you're not
planning to eat for a while, and are curious why Asia accounts for such
nasty strains of influenza.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 01:11 AM (lutOX)
553
As for Third-Worlder-ism...the future Empress was a child when she left Vietnam....



she remembers "pig privies." Look it up sometime if you're not
planning to eat for a while, and are curious why Asia accounts for such
nasty strains of influenza.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 12, 2016 01:11 AM (lutOX)


I suspect this is something like a friend of an ex experienced doing missionary work. Staying at a place, being called to dinner, hitting the bathroom first and being mildly amused by the fish chasing his poop in the running water of the latrine.....then coming in and being served a grilled example of the same species of fish.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

568 Never go to Hawaii.
The $4 a gallon gasoline, the $11 per gallon milk, the sunburns, the hobos.
It's all bad, just stay home.

Posted by: navybrat at January 12, 2016 01:25 AM (8QGte)

569 Packing to change locations and I can't find my
malaria tablets. Probably inside a dirty sock but I'm tempted to get a
little worried.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 12, 2016 01:23 AM (3Erz4)


Well, if all else fails, drink lots of gin and tonic. Quinine in tonic water wards off the parasite.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 01:26 AM (L2co/)

570 Just watched the first episode of "Schwarzemarken"

Think Mecha... during an alien invasion... from the POV of East Germany in the 1980's....

Posted by: Schwarzehatten at January 12, 2016 01:27 AM (vBeA5)

571 569
Packing to change locations and I can't find my

malaria tablets. Probably inside a dirty sock but I'm tempted to get a

little worried.



Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 12, 2016 01:23 AM (3Erz4)


Well, if all else fails, drink lots of gin and tonic. Quinine in tonic water wards off the parasite.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 01:26 AM (L2co/)


Gin helps you forget to worry about it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 01:27 AM (EzgxV)

572 Gin helps you forget to worry about it.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 01:27 AM (EzgxV)


Synergy!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 01:28 AM (L2co/)

573 Hat, that reminds me, there's going to be a new series on USA network called "Colony." Made by the same producers/writers that did "Lost."

About Southern California being basically walled off and colonized... by space aliens no one can see.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 01:30 AM (ntObR)

574 572
Gin helps you forget to worry about it.




Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 01:27 AM (EzgxV)


Synergy!


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 01:28 AM (L2co/)


You betcher ass....

I've never been to Nicaragua, but I've been to Honduras. Interesting area. Nice people. Government isn't worth a bucket of runny shit....like most places.

Are you staying near anything interesting? Will you have any free time to check it out?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 01:34 AM (EzgxV)

575 About Southern California being basically walled off and colonized... by space aliens no one can see.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 01:30 AM (ntObR)


BFD, it's already full of aliens that Democrats can't see.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 01:35 AM (L2co/)

576 Question for the techie types - I have two co-axial cable outlets in my house and want to have somebody snake the cable into a few more rooms so I can move the router to a different room and install a tv in another bedroom. Should I upgrade to something better than co-axial? What are the cool kids doing these days?

Posted by: biancaneve at January 12, 2016 01:36 AM (e98eb)

577 I have felt like Mad Max should be a Moron(tm) favorite, and said so a few times here. It's my favorite movie of 2015, and much better than holiday tent poles like Spectre or Star Wars. The feminism and lack of Bradley Cooper felt like a distraction.

The category of things George Lucas did better than JJ Abrams is tiny. But the sense of wildness and maximum exotic weirdness was a button he pushed pretty well. I used John Carter as an example of that, but that is an unpopular movie.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 12, 2016 01:36 AM (VdICR)

578 1. Space Oddity
2. Fame
3. China Girl

Posted by: Alana at January 12, 2016 01:37 AM (EL2nq)

579 576
Question for the techie types - I have two co-axial cable outlets in my
house and want to have somebody snake the cable into a few more rooms so
I can move the router to a different room and install a tv in another
bedroom. Should I upgrade to something better than co-axial? What are
the cool kids doing these days?

Posted by: biancaneve at January 12, 2016 01:36 AM (e98eb)


CAT6. Coax cable stuff is more rare each passing day.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)

580 CAT6. Coax cable stuff is more rare each passing day.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)


Chulhu's got a point here. CAT5 is the current industry standard, but CAT6 will ensure that you're ahead of the curve as technology keeps improving. It's a bit more expensive, but if you're going to stay where you are for a while, I'd go with it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 12, 2016 01:41 AM (J+mig)

581 I find it exceedingly strange that the "bionic penis" story was placed right before the fold, instead of leading the thread. Its not like burning your own terrorists to death is very important, or any of that political crap, but a guy getting to use his shiny new penis for the first time ... now that's news, boys!

Posted by: goon at January 12, 2016 01:44 AM (gy5kE)

582 Thanks, Cthulhu and Cato - I'll look into upgrading the cable. Depending on cost I may stick with what I have, but I'm glad to know what's coming next. I've always wondered what's the point of having fiber-optic up to my house, then the same-old same-old in my walls.

Posted by: biancaneve at January 12, 2016 01:46 AM (e98eb)

583 Calling it a night everybody. Thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 01:50 AM (ntObR)

584 I've never been to Nicaragua, but I've been to
Honduras. Interesting area. Nice people. Government isn't worth a bucket
of runny shit....like most places.

Are you staying near anything interesting? Will you have any free time to check it out?


Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 01:34 AM (EzgxV)


The lake that I am on, Laguna de Apoyo, is a volcanic crater lake, and most of it is an ecological preserve. The few private properties, like this one, and grandfathered. It is a tourism destination site. Within an hour or two by road: Volcan Masaya National Park, where you can peer into a smoking crater; Granada, the old colonial capital, dating to the 1500's; the Isletas de Granada, where an old lava flow ran into the big lake, and explosively broke up into blocks, creating hundreds of small islands, all covered by forest, and most now with (expensive) homes on them; Pacific coast beaches, and Chocoyero (sp?) which is a cliff in a lava flow, full of holes, occupied by thousands of green parakeets, which return every day at sundown. Much squawking ensues. Quite something to see. And hear! A famous surfing beach, Playa Gigantes, is about 2-3 hours distant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 01:51 AM (L2co/)

585 Hat, that reminds me, there's going to be a new series on USA network called "Colony." Made by the same producers/writers that did "Lost."

About Southern California being basically walled off and colonized... by space aliens no one can see.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2016 01:30 AM (ntObR)


I'll check it out. But woe to the alien that has to deal with modern L.A.

Posted by: The Angeleno Hat at January 12, 2016 01:54 AM (vBeA5)

586 Well, sack time for me. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 02:00 AM (L2co/)

587 582
Thanks, Cthulhu and Cato - I'll look into upgrading the cable.
Depending on cost I may stick with what I have, but I'm glad to know
what's coming next. I've always wondered what's the point of having
fiber-optic up to my house, then the same-old same-old in my walls.

Posted by: biancaneve at January 12, 2016 01:46 AM (e98eb)


Gigabit ethernet will run on CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, and CAT7 (which I've never seen). I had CAT5 run throughout our house when we bought it 1997, and it's still chuggin' away.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 02:02 AM (EzgxV)

588 For anyone that may have enjoyed reading the SNOBOL story (I sure did!), here's one (nice and short) that you'll like, I think.

It is : The Absolutely True Story of a Real Programmer Who Never Learned C

http://tinyurl.com/hymrn29

Posted by: goon at January 12, 2016 02:04 AM (gy5kE)

589 I grew up with Bowie and always played his music around the house, my daughter was heavily into 70s music (The Stones, The Who, Bowie) when her friends were into Britney Spears, and my son knows him from Labyrinth and from my forcing him to watch the Little Drummer Boy/ Peace on Earth duet with Bing Crosby every Christmas. We were all shocked and saddened this a.m. He was an amazing individual and performer and 69 is still too young.

Posted by: Gem at January 12, 2016 02:09 AM (c+gwp)

590 Oh, before I forget again, I know a few Morons are Night Flight fans, and if you have a Roku there's now a Night Flight channel, nite all https://channelstore.roku.com/details/76854/night-flight

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 12, 2016 02:12 AM (wEq+O)

591 Written FORTRAN, PL/I, C, C++, flavors of Pascal, Java, Javascript, OS command languages from IBM CMS and DEC RSTS and RT11 to Powershell, HTML this and that, Python, PHP, flavors of BASIC, flavors of SQL, various assembly from CDC 6600 on, a bit of C#, diddled in other recent stuff...

...but I ain't never touched SNOBOL.

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2016 02:17 AM (o+SC1)

592 584
I've never been to Nicaragua, but I've been to

Honduras. Interesting area. Nice people. Government isn't worth a bucket

of runny shit....like most places.

Are you staying near anything interesting? Will you have any free time to check it out?




Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 01:34 AM (EzgxV)


The
lake that I am on, Laguna de Apoyo, is a volcanic crater lake, and most
of it is an ecological preserve. The few private properties, like this
one, and grandfathered. It is a tourism destination site. Within an hour
or two by road: Volcan Masaya National Park, where you can peer into a
smoking crater; Granada, the old colonial capital, dating to the 1500's;
the Isletas de Granada, where an old lava flow ran into the big lake,
and explosively broke up into blocks, creating hundreds of small
islands, all covered by forest, and most now with (expensive) homes on
them; Pacific coast beaches, and Chocoyero (sp?) which is a cliff in a
lava flow, full of holes, occupied by thousands of green parakeets,
which return every day at sundown. Much squawking ensues. Quite
something to see. And hear! A famous surfing beach, Playa Gigantes, is
about 2-3 hours distant.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2016 01:51 AM (L2co/)


I think I've actually seen a presentation about Laguna de Apoyo.....and, IIRC, two other lakes nearby, as having a great number of endemic (found nowhere else) cichlid species -- mainly in the genus Amphilophus.

[Looking a bit further, this would make sense, as one of the endemic species -- Amphilophus zaliosus -- was described and named by George Barlow, an ichthyologist associated with my local fish club.]

[Looking further, the other lakes may have been Masaya and Jiloa, with Nicaragua used as a baseline.]

Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 02:17 AM (EzgxV)

593 >> but a guy getting to use his shiny new penis for the first
>> time ... now that's news, boys!

It sure as hell is to the guy who's got it.

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2016 02:20 AM (o+SC1)

594 "The Democrats have died on the gun control hill a couple of times already. I understand demagoguing an issue, but don't politicians generally try to demagogue issues that are popular? "
Democrats have mastered incrementalism. They are content to move the needle an inch and in ten years see it move a mile.
Republicans don't understand or employ incrementalism. And they will excoriate anyone in their midst (Cruz) who doesn't practice laisse fairre.

Posted by: mikulin at January 12, 2016 02:23 AM (S9isj)

595 Happy-ish Monday Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Chronological Critic ... at January 12, 2016 02:24 AM (AoK0a)

596 Gawd, I hate the early morning doldrums.

{Looks at candle next to steering wheel, hoping to see it flicker}

Where are the blowhards when you need 'em?

Posted by: RickZ at January 12, 2016 03:23 AM (Ix+HS)

597 I went and bought ammo at Walmart, today. I'm kind-of amused by that.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 03:34 AM (EzgxV)

598 why is that?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 12, 2016 03:36 AM (uZNvH)

599 Where are the blowhards when you need 'em?

I didn't get a harumph outta that man!!!!

Posted by: The Honorable Gov at January 12, 2016 03:41 AM (AoK0a)

600 391 361 Bowie covers Joy Division
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVoZhTP-GOQ
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2016 11:54 PM (6FqZa)

Wow, that is cool.

Yes that is good!

Posted by: bill-o at January 12, 2016 03:45 AM (nE/OV)

601 not sure the WalMarts here even carry ammo...

pretty sure i have to go north of the 14 to find that

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 03:57 AM (G1F7B)

602 did anyone else note that Moonbeam's quote is dated December 7th?

how appropriate.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2016 04:00 AM (G1F7B)

603 Night all.

Here is "Night Eternal" by Moonspell
comlete with bellydance...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7QQKQyVAUg

Posted by: The Belly Hat at January 12, 2016 04:09 AM (vBeA5)

604 598
why is that?


Posted by: chemjeff at January 12, 2016 03:36 AM (uZNvH)


Because, even in California, the great American outfitter (whose board is totes proggy-infested)....sells ammo. And even in hoity-toity Silicon Valley, I can slum it there to find stuff cheap.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 12, 2016 04:13 AM (EzgxV)

605 Socialism is always about the rod and the carrot
Can't say I'm a Bowie fan, don't hate him either
Hope that other goose doesn't get rapey
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2016 04:16 AM (3ZgzE)

606 Mornin'.

I'm really surprised at how hard Bowie's death hit me. I mean, he's had tons of great songs and I have and enjoy many of his albums (The Berlin Trilogy being my favorites) but celebrity deaths usually don't affect me like this. I wasn't a mega-fan or anything.

But very nice to see the tributes here. And our "local Rush Limbaugh" conservative radio talk-show host did a great show on Bowie yesterday.

But commenters on some righty sites (Breitbart, Gateway Pundit) just disgusted the hell out of me, pissing away on his grave. Some vile, horrible stuff was being posted. For all our vaunted Moron-ishness, AoS has more class than that, and that's a nice thing.

I've always known that he was a hero to a lot of "outsider" kids in the 70s and I've read some touching tributes on the 'nets. Seems he kept more than a few kids from the noose. There's a terrific scene in the movie The Runaways where soon-to-be Runaways lead singer Cherie Currie, a misfit outsider, screws up her courage and dresses up like Bowie to sing "Lady Grinning Soul" at her high school talent show. I think that scene hit pretty close to home for a lot of people.

He was one of a kind all right. Listening to LOW right now. The instrumental "A New Career in a New Town." He didn't even have to sing to be cool.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat! at January 12, 2016 04:22 AM (HMt16)

607 Socialism is always about the rod and the carrot

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2016 04:16 AM (3ZgzE)


More like a bullet and 6 oz. of moldy bread.

Posted by: RickZ at January 12, 2016 05:00 AM (Ix+HS)

608 When I was a kid we'd visit my uncle's tiny farm. They had a goose. That fowl terrorist was always chasing me.

Posted by: @votermom at January 12, 2016 05:50 AM (pXINW)

609 Seems that Jello Biafra was dead on about fascist Jerry Brown:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GoA_zY6tqQw

Posted by: fluffy at January 12, 2016 05:53 AM (AfsKp)

610 But really, do men "lose their virginity"? Men aren't virgins. And what stage does it have to be to actually "cease to be a virgin", no don't answer that, I'm just pointing to the absurdity. This is just one of those modern equality absurdities.

There's sex and there's when your partner gets pregnant. Those are the two stages. Bill Clinton said so (just kidding).

Posted by: bruce at January 12, 2016 05:54 AM (E7GGp)

611 Just saying: I know a lady who got pregnant from very enthusiastic non-penetrative sex. So was that a virgin birth for the guy too?

Posted by: bruce at January 12, 2016 05:56 AM (E7GGp)

612

I see that bitch el chapo is still in prison..... Damn,, I am the man!!

Posted by: Sean Penn at January 12, 2016 06:13 AM (HSmrB)

613

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 12, 2016 06:15 AM (HSmrB)

614 You must treat me with kindness Fraulein Barack invited me!

Posted by: first of 100000 Syrian immigrants at January 12, 2016 06:27 AM (I9EDo)

615 I see that bitch el chapo is still in prison..... Damn,, I am the man!!
Posted by: Sean Penn


Ay caramba! When my banditos get you, they grind you into burrito for my herd of chupacabras! El gringo pudenda treacheroso!

Posted by: El Chapo at January 12, 2016 06:33 AM (I9EDo)

616 Time for a Downfall video concerning the dems and gun control?

Posted by: teapartydoc at January 12, 2016 06:36 AM (hWHqx)

617 Save me, Jeb! Take me through sanctuary city, let me wander off. Is act of love. Mon amigo amore!

Posted by: El Chapo at January 12, 2016 06:41 AM (I9EDo)

618 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 12, 2016 06:42 AM (ptqRm)

619 24 What is everyone's favorite Bowie song? Mine is Ashes to ashes.
Posted by: CaliGirl


Now it's ziggy stardust to ziggy stardust.

Posted by: Cranmer 1662 Book of Common Prayer at January 12, 2016 06:45 AM (I9EDo)

620 Posted by: WhatWhatWhat! at January 12, 2016 04:22 AM (HMt16)

Well said.


Posted by: otho at January 11, 2016 10:30 PM (EWg9n)

I think it was the Nirvana cover where Bowie said he couldn't believe Nirvana was playing him, like he was incredibly flattered. That's a good dude, who looks at rockers 20 or 30 years behind his astronomical success and says "They're really talented and it's an honor that they'd credit me with influence."

Fav song? Off the top of my head, on the downside I'll say Life on Mars?, on the upside Modern Love, and for the wildcard TVC15.

Posted by: 0302 at January 12, 2016 10:29 AM (slABG)

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