Overnight Open Thread (1-14-2016)

RIP Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

True fact: Die Hard was his first ever movie role. More here.

Bernie Sanders: No, I Won't Explain How I'll Pay For Everything For Everyone

But rumors are that it will involve 'other people' and their excess assets.

Dalrymple on Cities and Memories

His prejudice against suburbs notwithstanding it's a good read.

The first time I visited New York, between 40 and 50 years ago, it was a place of ill repute, at least among foreigners. Rumor and report made the city sound like a low-intensity war zone, and you would find yourself regaled with advice on how to stay safe there, un-mugged and un-shot. On no account wander about at night, you were told, and if you insist on going out after dark, get into and out of your taxi at your point of departure and your destination, without deviating. Do not think of going to, or even passing through, Harlem. The rules to follow in New York were like an updated version of those followed by Transylvanian peasants in Dracula.

I survived, but I doubt that that had much to do with my state of paranoia, induced by what other visitors, but also some residents, told me. My one brush with danger was on Madison Avenue near 57th Street, early on a Sunday morning. I was waiting at a bus stop with an elderly lady when a gunshot rang out, producing a ricochet and a puff of smoke in the street, about five or ten yards away. The old lady turned to me impassively, having taken no evasive action. "I'm telling you," she said, "this city is a bad place."

15 Year Old Danish Girl Who Converted to Islam Arrested For Possession of Explosives, Terrorist Propaganda

But this has nothing to do with Islam obviously.

I WON'T SAY THAT BIOETHICS IS AN ENTIRELY USELESS FIELD, BUT THE EVIDENCE LEANS THAT WAY: Standing Athwart Science, Yelling 'Whoa': I'm a bioethicist, and I am here to help slow down scientific and medical progress.

I've yet to hear any guidance from a bioethicist that a priest, a doctor, and my grandmother couldn't have come with over a Sunday discussion. Mostly bioethicists just make medical care 'complex'. Because complexity has been very, very good to them.

Al Jazeera America Shutting Down All Operations in April

Because low oil prices make it a money-losing luxury too far.

Air Force: Okay Okay We'll Stop Trying to Kill Off the A-10

For now.

FilmDrunk Reviews The Masked Saint

And gives it a thumbs-up. The concept is intriguing:

There's a whooooole lot here to analyze, but I think The Masked Saint is best understood as a love story between a man and his wrestling. He tries to push it away, but deep down he knows he can't. Wrestling tries to turn him into something he's not, but finally they accept each other as they are and live happily ever after - Pastor Chris, Christianity, and the pro wrestling. The subtext is that the world had become enamored with heels, like The Reaper, and they needed The Masked Saint to give them hope, to root for the babyface once again.

Look, The Masked Saint isn't great filmmaking. A lot of the time it isn't even competent filmmaking. But it's bold, and it's charmingly goofy, and in a world of bankrupt profiteering disguised as religion, a faith-based movie that teaches people to be nicer to each other is something that deserves to be celebrated.

masked-saint

How A Bouncer Defeats an Unruly Loudmouth With Just Words

Of course it helps if the bouncer is a world-champion kick boxer.

Was 1985's Live Aid a Giant Ego Jerk That Mostly Enriched Ethiopian Warlords?

The Secret Netflix Genre Codes

News That May Concern You: 3.3 Million Hello Kitty Website Accounts Leaked

hellokiprivacy2

The home is currently uninhabitable, there are open holes in the roof and floors as well as extensive fire and water damage.

Current listing price: $600,000

sfhouse3

The True Tale of Buying a Knife in China

Roommate Takes Shower 'Too Early,' Things Unravel, Police Called In To Break It Up

News Half of You Can Use: Daily Orgasms Can Greatly Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

Why take any chances guys.

smilingbobhappy

Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children. And the future. And who hates the children of the future?

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by Bowie:

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:04 PM




Comments

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1 Horray for the ONT!

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 14, 2016 11:05 PM (Ojki1)

2 Never trust a Dane.

Posted by: Burt Toast at January 14, 2016 11:05 PM (T78UI)

3 Watching Die Hard right now, in fact; with the commentary on.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 11:06 PM (nEGCz)

4 Why are Bowie's pupils of unequal diameter?

Does he have brain injury?

Posted by: looking closely at January 14, 2016 11:07 PM (hoiM7)

5 Good evening, all.
If any of you are stressed because of tonight's debate and in need of a laugh, I urge you to find the Nextdoor app for your phone, then go pick a fight with your neighborhood cat lady.

This shit is hilarious!

Posted by: Chi at January 14, 2016 11:08 PM (uY5Mk)

6 Woot woot ONT baby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:08 PM (voOPb)

7 Quick Takes - Dishonest Words, Dishonest Truth, and Dishonest Arrests

Another "quick takes" on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

The focus this time: Honesty that is inconvenient is dishonest.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10877

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 14, 2016 11:09 PM (vBeA5)

8 The fiends!

Hacking Hello Kitty!

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:09 PM (S6BIA)

9 Hiya Chi please explain the app

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:09 PM (voOPb)

10 You Are Abominably Wicked, According to New York City

Tolerance is a sham. It was, and always be, a scam to get others to admit doubt as to their perception of reality. Now, it has been used as a tool for those who do not blindly accept the abandonment of reality!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10799

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 14, 2016 11:09 PM (vBeA5)

11 Bowie

http://www.teenagewildlife.com/Albums/DB/cover_us_mono.jpg

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 11:10 PM (FkBIv)

12 Wonder if that 15 yr old is Bernies grand daughter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:11 PM (voOPb)

13 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 11:11 PM (EzgxV)

14 What's WRONG with your EEEEEYES?

Posted by: not Mr. Plinkett at January 14, 2016 11:12 PM (dbDB8)

15 I was always struck by how Tilda Swinton looked like Bowie.

Very androgynous. Slightly dykey.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:12 PM (Xo1Rt)

16 Happy-ish Thursday Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:12 PM (AoK0a)

17 Poor Buzzion. At least Pixy didn't send in the digital priests for an exorcism.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 14, 2016 11:12 PM (Ojki1)

18 ontontont

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 14, 2016 11:12 PM (AkOaV)

19 4 Why are Bowie's pupils of unequal diameter?
Does he have brain injury?
Posted by: looking closely at January 14, 2016 11:07 PM (hoiM7)


It was the result of a punch during a school boxing match I believe.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 14, 2016 11:13 PM (pAlYe)

20 The fiends!

Hacking Hello Kitty!


I'm OK though...

I lost my Hello Kitty AR-15 in a tragic paddle boating accident at the mall ...

Posted by: Adriane the Hacking Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:14 PM (AoK0a)

21 Aside to BC and AtC:

Outstanding podcast!

One quibble:

WRT the press here and in Germany (NYE rapefest), it is FAR worse; the German press is *obligated* to toe the government line.

Ours does so *willingly*.

And BTW: Nazi is far *left* (i.e. Natl *Socialist* Party).

Posted by: speedster1 at January 14, 2016 11:14 PM (vUcdz)

22 Fapping for health!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 11:15 PM (kpqmD)

23 That picture of young Bowie creeps me out a little. One pupil is fully dilated while the other pupil is a pinprick.

Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2016 11:16 PM (Ix+HS)

24 This fucking debate is still on? Does the postman & the bartender know where their reprobate children are?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:16 PM (voOPb)

25 Take two Kate Upton videos and call me in the morning

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 11:16 PM (6FqZa)

26 Cities and memories; I didn't understand a word of it.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 11:17 PM (nEGCz)

27 "That picture of young Bowie creeps me out a little. One pupil is fully dilated while the other pupil is a pinprick."

That's the way his eyes were. He was punched in the eye when he was a kid and it did serious damage.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:17 PM (LzzEz)

28 That picture of young Bowie creeps me out a little. One pupil is fully dilated while the other pupil is a pinprick.

Marilyn Manson played off that image in his "Omega" phase, Mechanical Animals. I still think it was Manson's only tolerable album.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 11:17 PM (6FqZa)

29 I am not auto-pixy banned. I got that fixed.

*Taunts Happy-fun Ball*

Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:18 PM (zt+N6)

30 29 I am not auto-pixy banned. I got that fixed.
*Taunts Happy-fun Ball*
Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:18 PM (zt+N6)


Rats! Foiled again!

[shakes fists]

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 14, 2016 11:18 PM (pAlYe)

31 Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:18 PM (zt+N6)

Didn't your death teach you anything?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:19 PM (Xo1Rt)

32 Roommate Takes Shower 'Too Early,' Things Unravel, Police Called In To Break It Up


He knows what time he's allowed to take a shower. Its in the roommate agreement.

Posted by: Sheldon Cooper at January 14, 2016 11:19 PM (zt+N6)

33 Closing statements. Thank God.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2016 11:19 PM (sdi6R)

34 Skipped the debates. Watched "The Scorch Trials" instead. I'm fairly certain no one involved in the making of that movie was aware of the book by the same name.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 14, 2016 11:20 PM (b0LbM)

35 MAILMAN

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:20 PM (LzzEz)

36 You know why Bowie looks so sad?


No. Yoko.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2016 11:21 PM (bpyiA)

37 MisHum,
I know almost nothing about facebook, but i think Nextdoor is a veronica of it, only just for your community & surrounding neighborhoods.

Think of the new-age version of the old newsletter.
A whole bunch of "my cat got out! Halp!" posts mixed in with the occasional "yard sale" & petition crime reports.

But the cat ladies are the bestest! It's very funny to be reading real-life Mary Cloggensteins, man. I suggested building Chinese restaurants next door to their "colonies" of feral cats to feed all the hungry children.



(And your friend is under house arrest for the next few days, btw. Thought it would be fun to explore for an hour unsupervised, and ignore my commands. Hope that was worth it, shithead...)

Posted by: Chi at January 14, 2016 11:21 PM (uY5Mk)

38 Thanks Chi
I might try it. Sounds like you know how to use your phone more than I do

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:22 PM (voOPb)

39 thank god the ONT is here and I don't have to hear about disgusting depravity (breast feeding) anymore.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 14, 2016 11:23 PM (AkOaV)

40 Hello. No more from me. Tuckered.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 14, 2016 11:23 PM (tV7Ib)

41 Mr. Rickman shall be greatly missed.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 11:23 PM (MQEz6)

42 'Don't use shower.
'Don't use shower.'

Take 5, D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEK7jrDhvPE

Posted by: The MINUTEMEN at January 14, 2016 11:24 PM (bpyiA)

43 Cities and memories; I didn't understand a word of it.





Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 11:17 PM (nEGCz)


And some Morons are having problems with titties and mammaries.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 11:24 PM (L2co/)

44 Paratestes , I was kind of hoping you were done with that chicken

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 11:24 PM (6FqZa)

45 41 By Grabthar's Hammer Mr. Rickman shall be greatly missed.



Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 11:23 PM (MQEz6



FTFY

Posted by: Sheldon Cooper at January 14, 2016 11:24 PM (zt+N6)

46 You were bottle-fed, weren't you Harry?

Anyone who thinks breastfeeding is disgusting has some issues.

Girlfriend thinks it's disgusting too?

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:24 PM (ahx2/)

47 Cruz talking about 13 Hours.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:24 PM (LzzEz)

48 Off sock.

Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:24 PM (zt+N6)

49 Hey MisHum.

Hi Chi.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:25 PM (ahx2/)

50 44 Paratestes , I was kind of hoping you were done with that chicken
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 11:24 PM (6FqZa)

I wish I was done fucking it, but you know how these things are...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 14, 2016 11:25 PM (AkOaV)

51 Apparently, there is a "science" for boobies now. http://bit.ly/1RJf0iO

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 14, 2016 11:25 PM (tCjRC)

52 If the San Francisco listing is the one I'm thinking of, it's worse than you think -- it's a "historic structure" and (a) you can't do anything to it that doesn't pass a quasi-government board, and (b) anything you are allowed to do to it must fit inside its original envelope -- in other words, you can't build a five-story place there.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (EzgxV)

53 Cruz talking about 13 Hours.

DANG! That was a long debate ...

Posted by: Adriane the Debate Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (AoK0a)

54 And I think Die Hard was Rickman's first CHRISTMAS movie. Heh.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (tCjRC)

55 Morons will be researching laction pron all night.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (MQEz6)

56 Alan Rickman was just so good in Bottle Shock. Highly recommended especially if you love wine

Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (2x3L+)

57 Hiya cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (ahx2/)

58 Damn Trump brings it at the end there.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (LzzEz)

59 Posted by: looking closely at January 14, 2016 11:07 PM (hoiM7)

*That's* what it was. I had the impression the eyes were different colors, but could see they really weren't. Managed to miss the huge difference in pupil size.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (GDulk)

60 Oh noes, hello Kitteh hacked. We have to warn ChemJeff!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (Vm8WO)

61 46 You were bottle-fed, weren't you Harry?

Anyone who thinks breastfeeding is disgusting has some issues.

Girlfriend thinks it's disgusting too?
Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:24 PM (ahx2/)

I have no idea what she thinks about the subject, TBH.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (AkOaV)

62 Why would Netflix not want you to know these codes? We cancelled Netflix long ago because we couldn't find anything else we wanted to watch. Are they stupid?

Posted by: April at January 14, 2016 11:27 PM (79ZSg)

63 Might want to discuss this with your girl before you two tie the knot.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:27 PM (ahx2/)

64 *sigh*

lactation, not laction.

Although laction could be a thing.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 11:27 PM (MQEz6)

65 49
Hey MisHum.



Hi Chi.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:25 PM (ahx2/)


Howdy, howdy!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 11:27 PM (EzgxV)

66 Artist's rendering of Marco Potato Head at tonight's debate.


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

Posted by: Pixar at January 14, 2016 11:27 PM (H9MG5)

67 The home is currently uninhabitable, there are open holes in the roof and floors as well as extensive fire and water damage.

I see someone has been playing Fallout 4.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:28 PM (bLnSU)

68 Goodnight RK, sweet dreams

Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:28 PM (2x3L+)

69 Hey Nikki Haley. See how easy it is to mention our military captured by Iran?

Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:28 PM (zt+N6)

70 Hiya SMFH

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:28 PM (voOPb)

71 63 Might want to discuss this with your girl before you two tie the knot.
Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:27 PM (ahx2/)

would rather talk to her dad about pre marital sex then her about that.

...but anyways...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 14, 2016 11:29 PM (AkOaV)

72
56 Alan Rickman was just so good in Bottle Shock. Highly recommended especially if you love wine
Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (2x3L+)

A good one.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 11:29 PM (MQEz6)

73 anyways homies -- night. i'm out

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 14, 2016 11:29 PM (AkOaV)

74 41 Mr. Rickman shall be greatly missed.
Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 11:23 PM (MQEz6)

As an actor, yes. As a yammering leftist tool, no.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:29 PM (Vm8WO)

75 Regarding Al Jazeera shutting down:

Al Gore's looking like kind of a genius on that one now (cash out while anti-American media was worth something), isn't he.

Posted by: Methos at January 14, 2016 11:29 PM (ZbV+0)

76 58 Damn Trump brings it at the end there.
Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (LzzEz)


He sure did.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2016 11:29 PM (sdi6R)

77 55 Morons will be researching laction pron all night.
Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (MQEz6)

Gross.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 11:30 PM (kpqmD)

78 *lightbulb*

Harry might have been prematurely born.

When preemies leave the ICU, sometimes mom has - by that point - lost the ability to lactate. And baby might not even care for it himself by that point.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 11:30 PM (6FqZa)

79 Alan Rickman was just so good in Bottle Shock. Highly recommended especially if you love wine
Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (2x3L+)




The other lead was the Chris Helmsley guy who played Thor, wasn't it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 11:30 PM (sl+zA)

80 55,

That should help with the 'ol preventing prostate cancer thing.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:31 PM (ahx2/)

81 Will the Blaze have a second chance at buying Al Gore's old network slot?

That would be awesome. (not because I like the Blaze, but because the right people will begin to shrieking and howling and fainting in coils)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 14, 2016 11:31 PM (q2o38)

82 Regarding Rickman's films, I would have thought Truly, Madly, Deeply came before Die Hard.

I will admit to having been dragged to the former by a particularly persuasive female in my life at the time, and finding the film quite charming and funny.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2016 11:31 PM (Dj0WE)

83 Alan Rickman was just so good in Bottle Shock. Highly recommended especially if you love wine

Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:26 PM (2x3L+)


I hate wine and I loved that movie. Dennis Farina was excellent in it, too. And the mega-hot blonde chick didn't hurt.

Very fun movie and a superb performance by Rickman.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:32 PM (zc3Db)

84 Hey bebe. Hey cooth. Hey SMFH (how do you even pronounce that?). Hey peeps.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:32 PM (bLnSU)

85 Not a big movie guy. So I've seen rickman only in a few movies. Can't say that I will miss him in the movies but cancer sucks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:32 PM (voOPb)

86 Mero!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:33 PM (Vm8WO)

87 So, did not watch debate. Did Rubio beclown himself?
I saw the tidbit where Fiorina made a mild remark about the separteness of the Clintons.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:33 PM (kXoT0)

88 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:32 PM (zc3Db)

Hate. Wine?

Who are you people?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 11:33 PM (sl+zA)

89 Rubio *sounded* good tonight, but I don't trust him as far as I can throw him. I won't be voting for him if he is the nominee.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2016 11:33 PM (sdi6R)

90 What was the 'he must have been upset' comment by Cavuto at the end?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 14, 2016 11:33 PM (l3vZN)

91 Thankfully, I can still get it up for Rubio.

Posted by: Charles Krauthammer at January 14, 2016 11:33 PM (H9MG5)

92 So there's sort of an anti-taunting pantheon now?

And buzzion has ascended unto non-taunton?

Huh.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:34 PM (s5o+q)

93 LOL @ Harry....I thought you were joking, but no? Really, of all the things to be creeped about. Not criticizing you here, just think it's curious.

Posted by: April at January 14, 2016 11:34 PM (79ZSg)

94 Never seen Truly, Madly, Deeply.

Then again, I have little interest in watching any chick films as of late.

In any case, RIP Alan Rickman, one of the best villains I have ever seen (and heard) on the big screen.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:34 PM (ahx2/)

95 Al Jizz Am should just go off the air and leave up a webcam of a burned-out house in Detroit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:34 PM (bLnSU)

96 Haha Kasich is a Fruit Ninja.

Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:34 PM (zt+N6)

97 Hate. Wine?

Who are you people?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 11:33 PM (sl+zA)


What can I say? Just never liked it - not one little bit. More wine for you.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:35 PM (zc3Db)

98 Too long since I've seen you, bebe. Wish I could come visit, but not soon.

Hope things are going well for you!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:35 PM (bLnSU)

99 87 So, did not watch debate. Did Rubio beclown himself?
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:33 PM (kXoT0)

RubyOH so angry!!

Seriously, he sounded kinda unhinged. I bet spittle was flying.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:35 PM (Vm8WO)

100 Hey Mero.

Not meant to be pronounced. Just something I do on a regular basis.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:35 PM (ahx2/)

101 Rickl, Ricky Rubio sounds good on stage. But his actions & rhetoric differ greatly

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

102 Weird. Brett Baier and Fox saying Trump had a good night. I didn't think he did all that well

Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:35 PM (2x3L+)

103 84
Hey bebe. Hey cooth. Hey SMFH (how do you even pronounce that?). Hey peeps.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:32 PM (bLnSU)


Hey, Mero -- how goes it?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 11:35 PM (EzgxV)

104 I'm just glad Rubio didn't start smashing things and go all Scarface on stage.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 11:36 PM (MQEz6)

105 I like wine, but if I could only drink one thing ever I would probably drink bourbon.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:36 PM (bYGAR)

106
Vote Ted Cruz.

...G,Night Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (OQ9R7)

107 I like wine, but if I could only drink one thing ever I would probably drink bourbon.

Rivvid!

*hic*

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (sl+zA)

108 Rubio somehow became toxic. Rush touched on this today.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (2TUVm)

109 Greetings Dark Lord ...

hope things are going well.

Posted by: Adriane the Debate Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (AoK0a)

110 I'm just glad Rubio didn't start smashing things and go all Scarface on stage.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 11:36 PM (MQEz6)


If he did Jebbers would have had to bring back the sport of midget-tossing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (zc3Db)

111 74 Rickman was so good in everything he did it , I chose to ignore the lefty yammering. Especially loved him in Sense and Sensibility and Galaxy Quest.

Posted by: Tuna at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (JSovD)

112 "I didn't think he did all that well"

He had some good moments though.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (bYGAR)

113 98 Too long since I've seen you, bebe. Wish I could come visit, but not soon.
Hope things are going well for you!
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:35 PM (bLnSU)

Yeah, we all miss seeing you too. Things going ok. Waiting for some job news tomorrow. Say a prayer if you're so inclined please!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (Vm8WO)

114 Hey, Mero -- how goes it?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 11:35 PM (EzgxV)


Meh. Going to get busy here, looks like I have to move, I'm being priced out of my own town.

That's the trouble with a nice neighborhood, it can get *too* nice.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (bLnSU)

115 Hate. Wine?
Who are you people?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 11:33 PM (sl+zA)


The 600 series had rubber skin and didn't like wine or boobehs. We spotted them easy.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 14, 2016 11:38 PM (pAlYe)

116 I've been up since before 5 am, again.

Maetenloch,
I wish you a Belated Happy New Year! Thank you for all the ONTs over the years.

Carol

Posted by: Carol at January 14, 2016 11:38 PM (sj3Ax)

117 Hey Adriane, long time no read! Hope you're doing well.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:38 PM (bLnSU)

118 I really do like Dr. Carson. I don't think he should be president, but on a personal level, I like him.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:38 PM (bYGAR)

119 Hate. Wine?

Think that's bad? I can't stand beer.

That has caused me no end of problems and hassles.

I can drink you under the table with hard liquor but can't drink beer.

People get this attitude too. And when I try to explain I sound even more dickish.

So I usually don't bother to show up to all beer fests.

And then people think I'm a snob. *sigh*

Can't win.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:38 PM (Xo1Rt)

120 Hey Maet.....

Our very own tsrblke is a budding bioethicist, and he is a good egg!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 14, 2016 11:38 PM (Zu3d9)

121 Krauthammer was impressed by Trump's "New York values on 9/11" reply to Cruz. I missed that somehow.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 14, 2016 11:38 PM (dvuhZ)

122 And buzzion has ascended unto non-taunton?



Huh.
Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:34 PM (s5o+q)


Do non-tauntons smell worse on the inside, too?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 14, 2016 11:39 PM (q2o38)

123 Say a prayer if you're so inclined please!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (Vm8WO)


*DONE*

I did it in caps, too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:39 PM (bLnSU)

124 And Carol! Gang's all here. Well, almost.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:39 PM (bLnSU)

125 Oooo oooo, did you bring dark side cookies Mero?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:39 PM (Vm8WO)

126 And buzzion has ascended unto non-taunton?



Huh.
Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:34 PM (s5o+q)

Do non-tauntons smell worse on the inside, too?
Posted by: Kindltot at January 14, 2016 11:39 PM (q2o3


You'll have to ask Buzzion. He has Come Again, returned to us from the Other Side.

He probably followed the damn light.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:40 PM (s5o+q)

127 A worthy adversary. Is it too early to say yippee kai-ay?

Posted by: Bruce Willis at January 14, 2016 11:40 PM (GKF1b)

128 106
Vote Ted Cruz.

...G,Night Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (OQ9R7)



Off to prevent prostate cancer?

Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:40 PM (zt+N6)

129 Of course New Yorkers & DC cocktail partiers liked trumps NY value statement. Bloomberg, Cumo, De Blasio, Schumer yeah those are great values


NOT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:41 PM (voOPb)

130 A worthy adversary. Is it too early to say yippee kai-ay?
Posted by: Bruce Willis at January 14, 2016 11:40 PM (GKF1b)


It's "yippee-i-o-ki-yay," you ignoramus!!!

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:41 PM (s5o+q)

131 I was always struck by how Tilda Swinton looked like Bowie. Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:12 PM (Xo1Rt)

I am always struck by articles in women's magazines perused in this or that waiting room that insist that Tilda Swinton is beautiful and worthy of emulation. They never reveal which species is supposed to emulate her, because it simply cannot be homo sapiens of either sex.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:42 PM (kXoT0)

132 Hey Adriane, long time no read! Hope you're doing well.

Busy with house, holidays, art's festival coming up, cat ... But doing well.

Sorry to hear about the 'nice' neighborhood. I hate moving when I choose to move, let alone, having to ...

Posted by: Adriane the Debate Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:42 PM (AoK0a)

133 108
Rubio somehow became toxic. Rush touched on this today.


Posted by: cm9000 at January 14, 2016 11:37 PM (2TUVm)


He got GOPe all over himself. Nasty, smelly stuff -- almost impossible to wash off.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 11:42 PM (EzgxV)

134 Oooo oooo, did you bring dark side cookies Mero?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:39 PM (Vm8WO)


Maybe.

https://youtu.be/xAhuSDRIDHE

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:43 PM (bLnSU)

135 Of course New Yorkers & DC cocktail partiers liked trumps NY value statement. Bloomberg, Cumo, De Blasio, Schumer yeah those are great values


NOT
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Yeah, Kraut has gone full GOPe.

Posted by: Crow T Kasich at January 14, 2016 11:43 PM (2ORZK)

136 Vote Ted Cruz.
---
You can't make me, nyah, nyah

Posted by: Methos, mature political analyst at January 14, 2016 11:43 PM (ZbV+0)

137 Trump on Cavuto now

Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:43 PM (2x3L+)

138 oh, hey.

http://fee.org/anythingpeaceful/mit-incandescents-now-more-efficient-than-leds/

Posted by: Kindltot at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (q2o38)

139 128 Off to prevent prostate cancer?
Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:40 PM (zt+N6)

Well, in all fairness, you 'Rons do check out regularly to ... take preventive action. But you now being a Fapping Ghost, you have a better idea than the rest of us

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (Vm8WO)

140 I am always struck by articles in women's magazines perused in this or that waiting room that insist that Tilda Swinton is beautiful and worthy of emulation. They never reveal which species is supposed to emulate her, because it simply cannot be homo sapiens of either sex.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:42 PM (kXoT0)


Hear, hear. She's fairly repulsive. I don't know why they keep putting her in movies in the roles she gets. It's nasty.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (zc3Db)

141 Rubio's toxic now because that's the plan. Jeb is supposed to slipstream behind Rubio.

And it worked. Jeb is now in double digits for the first time since the summer.

Rubio wouldn't bow out gracefully so he was put on notice and he's pissed and trying to fight back.

Christie's next or has already been given permission to go till New Hampshire and when he tanks there, he'll give his delegates to Jeb.

Meanwhile, Rubio is soaking up the crap that usually went to Jeb. Because Rubio got ahead and was looking good but we all know he's a Lozer (put fingers in l shape on forehead) because of amnesty, dreamer and the Gang of Eight.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (Xo1Rt)

142 #118 I agree. There is probably not a nicer guy to be found, but, unfortunately at this juncture we do not need a nice guy, we need a decidedly unnice guy if we are to put the rest of the world back in their place.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (kXoT0)

143 Donald's comb-forward looks weirder than ever.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (J3phO)

144 I thought Cruz's weakest moment was the New York values thing.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 14, 2016 11:45 PM (2TUVm)

145 Lactation for some! Miniature American flags for others!

Posted by: Kodos 2016 at January 14, 2016 11:45 PM (DLIIY)

146 He got GOPe all over himself. Nasty, smelly stuff -- almost impossible to wash off.....
---
Tell me about it

Posted by: Nikki Haley, former rising star at January 14, 2016 11:45 PM (ZbV+0)

147 139 128 Off to prevent prostate cancer?
Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:40 PM (zt+N6)

Well, in all fairness, you 'Rons do check out regularly to ... take preventive action. But you now being a Fapping Ghost, you have a better idea than the rest of us

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (Vm8WO)



I'm not check that.


I prefer to see women checking for breast cancer

Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:45 PM (zt+N6)

148 I belong to a lot of art groups on Facebook and if one more person posts a truly awful tribute painting of Bowie, I will not be responsible for my actions.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:45 PM (kXoT0)

149 142 #118 I agree. There is probably not a nicer guy to be found, but, unfortunately at this juncture we do not need a nice guy, we need a decidedly unnice guy if we are to put the rest of the world back in their place.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil
-------------

Same here. I'd be humbled to have him as a good friend, but he's just not put together for a political role. Which is probably a good thing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 11:46 PM (J3phO)

150 Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:41 PM (s5o+q)

Actually, in the movie, he doesn't do the I Oh part.

He says yippie kai ay mother fucker.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:46 PM (Xo1Rt)

151 Adriane!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:46 PM (Vm8WO)

152 149 142 #118 I agree. There is probably not a nicer guy to be found, but, unfortunately at this juncture we do not need a nice guy, we need a decidedly unnice guy if we are to put the rest of the world back in their place.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil
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Same here. I'd be humbled to have him as a good friend, but he's just not put together for a political role. Which is probably a good thing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 11:46 PM (J3phO)


Good people tend to make bad politicians, unfortunately.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:46 PM (s5o+q)

153 Cruz and Trump sounded stupid with the NY values answers. It was a stupid question that should never have been asked by Fox.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:47 PM (2x3L+)

154 Hear, hear. She's fairly repulsive. I don't know why they keep putting her in movies in the roles she gets. It's nasty.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (zc3Db)

She looks like the result of some test tube breeding gone wrong and her acting is worse than her looks. Enough already.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:47 PM (kXoT0)

155 Lunce's Dunces are coming up. I should go do some prostate cancer prevention.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 14, 2016 11:47 PM (dvuhZ)

156 Sorry to hear about the 'nice' neighborhood. I hate moving when I choose to move, let alone, having to ...

Posted by: Adriane the Debate Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:42 PM (AoK0a)


Yeah, I can't seem to stop myself. A rental got foreclosed, then a few years on the new one remodeled, now I'm being priced out.

(waves hands in the fashion of a person who is exasperated)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:47 PM (bLnSU)

157 150 Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:41 PM (s5o+q)

Actually, in the movie, he doesn't do the I Oh part.

He says yippie kai ay mother fucker.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:46 PM (Xo1Rt)


Yeah, tell me about it.

It was pretty much the only part of the movie that just struck me completely, totally wrong.

I hold a grudge. It's small of me, I know.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:47 PM (s5o+q)

158 Good people tend to make bad politicians, unfortunately.

George Washington ?

Posted by: Adriane the Debate Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:48 PM (AoK0a)

159 So what y'all are saying is that I didn't miss anything by not watching the debate?

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:48 PM (ahx2/)

160 Maet, that's a really great pic of Bowie. He was very pretty and had a masculine intensity about him that that pic captures

Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:49 PM (2x3L+)

161 Good people tend to make bad politicians, unfortunately.

George Washington ?
Posted by: Adriane
-------------

"Tend". It's a generality, not an absolute.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 11:49 PM (J3phO)

162 bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:46 PM (Vm8WO)

Prayers for opportunities to do good & get paid for it!

Posted by: Adriane the Debate Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:49 PM (AoK0a)

163 147 I prefer to see women checking for breast cancer
Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:45 PM (zt+N6)

Lactating or non lactating. (I suspect the answer is yes)

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:49 PM (Vm8WO)

164 Good people tend to make bad politicians, unfortunately.

George Washington ?
Posted by: Adriane the Debate Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:48 PM (AoK0a)


Actually, I'm not sure Washington was actually that good of a politician. It's just that he was such a towering national hero that he could get away with it.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:49 PM (s5o+q)

165 I thought Cruz's weakest moment was the New York values thing.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 14, 2016 11:45 PM (2TUVm)



It was too "inside joke"; the comment was originally made in response to Trump's comment that "not many evangelicals come from Cuba."

Posted by: Country Singer at January 14, 2016 11:49 PM (GUBah)

166 So what y'all are saying is that I didn't miss anything by not watching the debate?
Posted by: SMFH
----------------

*waves hands at SMFH*

Posted by: John Kasich at January 14, 2016 11:50 PM (J3phO)

167 Had an interesting chat with a colleague today, re: Trump and Sanders.

His take - and it's a smart one - is that their candidacies both prove the utter failure of the current administration.

The left are pissed they didn't get their utopia; the right are pissed at being kicked in the teeth by Barry et al.

All sides are out for revenge.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 14, 2016 11:50 PM (/33sy)

168 Those little girls who performed at the Trump rally in Florida yesterday are so cute! When I first saw it last night I was like wtf? But I think it was just me. I'm so used to the cynicism for what passes as entertainment that I something that is unironic and earnest feels weird. I watched them again today and grinned from ear to ear. So cute.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2016 11:50 PM (4ErVI)

169 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687696475720040448

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687696614736044032

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687696744717537280

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687696884425596928

Posted by: kbdabear at January 14, 2016 11:51 PM (Qxa/Z)

170 Mike Hammer hair judge. Going for a gig at TMZ?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:51 PM (voOPb)

171 166 So what y'all are saying is that I didn't miss anything by not watching the debate?
Posted by: SMFH
----------------

*waves hands at SMFH*

Posted by: John Kasich at January 14, 2016 11:50 PM (J3phO)



Check the link ace gave in the last thread. Someone turned Kasich into the Fruit Ninja.

Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:51 PM (zt+N6)

172 (waves hands in the fashion of a person who is exasperated)

Better than waving hands in the fashion a person chased by bees ... or person frantically hiding donut in the presence of Michael Moore ...

Posted by: Adriane the Debate Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:51 PM (AoK0a)

173 So what y'all are saying is that I didn't miss anything by not watching the debate?
Posted by: SMFH
----------------

*waves hands at SMFH*
Posted by: John Kasich at January 14, 2016 11:50 PM (J3phO)


*turns around, waves hands at the floor lamp, the end table, and the easy chair, too*

Posted by: John Kasich at January 14, 2016 11:51 PM (s5o+q)

174 163 147 I prefer to see women checking for breast cancer
Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 11:45 PM (zt+N6)

Lactating or non lactating. (I suspect the answer is yes)
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:49 PM (Vm8WO)

Non. Dear God.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 11:52 PM (kpqmD)

175 Luntz has been radicalized! Run for your lives.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 14, 2016 11:52 PM (dvuhZ)

176 What we need right now is a prick. A pretentious prick and a braggart but who can back up his braggadocio.

Because the world only understands force and power.

Some women can do this but they have to have a rep and they can't get soft. Ever. A man can occasionally show a soft side and get away with it. Depending. But women have to be hard and correct or their leadership crumbles.

That's just the way it is. Even other women respond to that the same way for leaders.

And Trump is not someone who obviously sticks his finger in the wind to decide what his opinion should be about something.

He's got a philosophy and he applies that to everything. Sometimes this doesn't work too well but usually it does and he looks good when he hits the mark.

And that's what we need to deal with the rest of the world and recoup our status.

I only hope it isn't too late and that the Traitor in Chief doesn't manage to make things impossible in these last months.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:52 PM (Xo1Rt)

177 Yep, Adriane, could be worse.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:52 PM (bLnSU)

178 @28, while normally, in a neuro exam (yes, I am channeling Carson), this would be a sign of brain damage. Statistics show that most morons who read here have this (bet you ran and looked). However, in Ziggie's case, his eye was injured as a kid.

One thing FOX is doing for me, for sure, is making me totally harfy about politics. Bret, who I really like, is fascinated with the science of it all. yada. I'd rather pick lint out of husband's navel than care.

Oh, and that Tilda really needs some eyebrows drawn in. Beautiful, no. Freaky, yes.

I am not sure how I spent today, which is sort of freaking me out. Did I have a minor stroke? Amnesia? Soybean shortage !jeb! spoke about? Perhaps it is the dang diet I am on. Oh, noes.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 14, 2016 11:52 PM (7lqMl)

179 159 So what y'all are saying is that I didn't miss anything by not watching the debate?
Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:48 PM (ahx2/)

Yep.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 14, 2016 11:52 PM (Vm8WO)

180 All sides are out for revenge.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 14, 2016 11:50 PM (/33sy)

Yes, and Trump as the 9,999 pound gorilla versus Bern, the 99 lb goof

Or

Trump as the 9,999 pound gorilla versus Hillary, the motorized love seat with one square wheel, weight undeclared because vajayjay allegedly on-board.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:53 PM (kXoT0)

181 Cavuto trying to prop up Yeb!

Are Luntz's Dunces on Fox News? I'm afraid to look. some of the stupidity is so strong it could radiate out of the TV

Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at January 14, 2016 11:53 PM (7egrg)

182 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687696475720040448

OH MY!

Posted by: Not George Taikai ... at January 14, 2016 11:54 PM (AoK0a)

183 Luntz looks like a traveling salesman who just wandered into a hotel bar looking for a good time.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 14, 2016 11:54 PM (21hN3)

184 Just for the record, because the topic has come up, while I agree that not every situation is the best one for display, as a rule I do not object to female breasts.

Just FYI. You know, in case anyone was wondering.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 14, 2016 11:54 PM (bLnSU)

185 I'll bet Luntz is into lactation porn. Mommy issues from way back.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 14, 2016 11:54 PM (dvuhZ)

186 Yes, Netflix is that stupid. I've worked in fruit packing sheds with lower turnover. They do this hidden testing of their websites. I saw people with streaming only accounts using a version that wouldn't let them search for movies they could stream. Totally unusable.

I doubt that they've gotten any smarter since I left. And they closed down the call center I worked at. Oh and they will fire you if you don't get enough positive surveys, even if the problem wasn't your fault.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 14, 2016 11:55 PM (Lqy/e)

187 Luntz is sporting a beard of sorts.

It doesn't look quite right on him.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:55 PM (s5o+q)

188 I should be banned from keyboards I make so many typos.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2016 11:55 PM (4ErVI)

189 180 All sides are out for revenge.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 14, 2016 11:50 PM (/33sy)

Yes, and Trump as the 9,999 pound gorilla versus Bern, the 99 lb goof

Or

Trump as the 9,999 pound gorilla versus Hillary, the motorized love seat with one square wheel, weight undeclared because vajayjay allegedly on-board.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:53 PM (kXoT0)
***
Yes, interesting times.....

I had a few moments today at lunch and tried to imagine a joint presser with Putin and Trump. I think it would be a lot of fun for them both; I get the feeling they'd clash and still laugh and respect and perhaps even like each other.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 14, 2016 11:55 PM (/33sy)

190 oh, hey.

http://fee.org/anythingpeaceful/mit-incandescents-now-more-efficient-than-leds/

Posted by: Kindltot at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (q2o3


Incandescents are still the best light - by miles. LEDs are great but their light is less than optimal. However, since the government(s) have been pounding the utility industry and making our electric grids more brittle and unstable I've swapped most bulbs out for LEDs so that I can have decent light (and other things) during long power outages. But I still like LEDs for the fact (?) that they aren't going to need to be replaced for over a decade (though incandescents can yield lives that long if they are run off of DC - they used to sell little AC-DC button adapters for bulbs for just that purpose).

Of all these, however, fluorescents are total dogshit. Their light sucks donkey dick. They don't last for shit - forget those fantasy service lives they advertise on them; they are total bullshit - and they blow on every level. They are among the worst inventions ever for a private home ... and they are what the government was pushing everyone into.

And people with LED headlights on their cars that are pointed too high (there are many, many, many of these people) ought to be taken to the access road behind the Waffle House and sold into sex slavery.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:55 PM (zc3Db)

191 Oh and they will fire you if you don't get enough positive surveys, even if the problem wasn't your fault.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 14, 2016 11:55 PM (Lqy/e)


From what I've heard of call center HR policies, this is not at all unique to Netflix.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:56 PM (s5o+q)

192 Here's what led to Cruz talking about Trump's NY values. A simple little jab over Trump's choice of campaign songs.


http://howiecarrshow.com/ cruz-to-howie-carr-trump-embodies-new-york-values/


*remove space before "cruz" in link.

Posted by: hope this helps at January 14, 2016 11:56 PM (H9MG5)

193 A classic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTyw6cq86kY

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 14, 2016 11:56 PM (kKHcp)

194 188 Dack

It's ok it's the ONT
I understand completely

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 11:56 PM (voOPb)

195 So, does Cruz represent Texas values, like Abortion Barbie, Shiela Jackson Lee and the lesbian Mayor of Houston?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (vQlX/)

196 >>>I was always struck by how Tilda Swinton looked like Bowie.

Let's all hope for good health and long lives for the doppelgangers of these recent deceased.

Posted by: Trent Reznor at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (GKF1b)

197 Shit. I need to read backwards for a minute...

But first - I know most of you are animal lovers, and that this is a group of the most decent people one could hope to gather, so:
What's the deal with TNR of feral cat colonies? Trap, Neuter, Relaease. Although I hear the Release is now renamed Return - as in , "return to his nautral habitat. Or, return this cat to your neighborhood so he can use your flowerbexs as a waste receptacle, then kill all the pretty birds."

Posted by: Chi at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (uY5Mk)

198 Heya bebe,

Figured as much.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (ahx2/)

199 So, does Cruz represent Texas values, like Abortion Barbie, Shiela Jackson Lee and the lesbian Mayor of Houston?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (vQlX/)


Canadian Texas (aka Alberta).

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (s5o+q)

200 JMHO, but I think it's clearer than ever that Trump & Cruz will be the ticket. And the Establishment will collectively hurl.

Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (7egrg)

201 And people with LED headlights on their cars that
are pointed too high (there are many, many, many of these people) ought
to be taken to the access road behind the Waffle House and sold into sex
slavery.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:55 PM (zc3Db)


And people with those damn blue-tinted headlights ought to be beaten. If you wear glasses, those things are like a laser beam right in the eyes.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 14, 2016 11:58 PM (HalrA)

202 #197 This TNR idea is what cat lovers think should be done with feral cats hoping that it will keep such a population in a declining state.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (kXoT0)

203 What's the deal with TNR of feral cat colonies? Trap, Neuter, Relaease. Although I hear the Release is now renamed Return - as in , "return to his nautral habitat. Or, return this cat to your neighborhood so he can use your flowerbexs as a waste receptacle, then kill all the pretty birds."
Posted by: Chi at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (uY5Mk)


"We can't bear to see these poor fur babies suffer, so we'll take them in, feed them, snip out their naughty bits, then turn them out into the cold cruel world to starve and die. We're humane that way."

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (s5o+q)

204 201 And people with LED headlights on their cars that
are pointed too high (there are many, many, many of these people) ought
to be taken to the access road behind the Waffle House and sold into sex
slavery.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:55 PM (zc3Db)


And people with those damn blue-tinted headlights ought to be beaten. If you wear glasses, those things are like a laser beam right in the eyes.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 14, 2016 11:58 PM (HalrA)
***
Had to do a lot of night-driving lately, and those goddamned headlamps damned near triggered a migraine......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (/33sy)

205 200
JMHO, but I think it's clearer than ever that Trump Cruz will be
the ticket. And the Establishment will collectively hurl.

Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (7egrg)


I think that's the best option we've got, but Trump has to be the top of the ticket in order to be able to beat the Establishment money machine. The good news for Cruz is that he's still fairly young, and having been VP before will give him massive cred for future elections.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (HalrA)

206 Oy.

Dishwashers do not load themselves ...

Hopefully BBL.

Posted by: Adriane the Chronologically Challenged Critic ... at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (AoK0a)

207 Yeah, I was thinking. If Trump were to choose Cruz as VP, how would he do away with the birther thing? You said he would provoke lawsuits, now you choose him as veep?

And Trump, no, he couldn't play second banana to anybody.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (dvuhZ)

208 "So, does Cruz represent Texas values, like Abortion Barbie, Shiela Jackson Lee and the lesbian Mayor of Houston?"

Yeah, that just doesn't work at all. You say someone has "Texas values" and you picture a guy in a 5 gallon hat eating at Whataburger. It is what it is.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (bYGAR)

209 ThePrimordialOrderedPair
I think my husband falls in that category. New GMC truck, our mechanic raised it a few inches. Now everyone flashes their lights at him thinking the brights are on.
The mechanic raised it for driving in the fields?

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (egOGm)

210 @195, Cruz's state is a wacky lib one like ny

But I see your nic

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 12:00 AM (voOPb)

211 208 "So, does Cruz represent Texas values, like Abortion Barbie, Shiela Jackson Lee and the lesbian Mayor of Houston?"

Yeah, that just doesn't work at all. You say someone has "Texas values" and you picture a guy in a 5 gallon hat eating at Whataburger. It is what it is.
Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (bYGAR)
***
"Just like you like it."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:00 AM (/33sy)

212 The cats are bored. They keep threatening to chase each other and then....don't, at the very last second. Never seen them act like that before.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 12:00 AM (GDulk)

213 And people with those damn blue-tinted headlights ought to be beaten. If you wear glasses, those things are like a laser beam right in the eyes.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 14, 2016 11:58 PM (HalrA)


They're also of the aforementioned LEDs. And they're like lasers for those of us who don't wear glasses, too. You know it's a serious issue when there are tons of TV ads for friggin nighttime sunglasses!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 12:00 AM (zc3Db)

214 160 Maet, that's a really great pic of Bowie. He was very pretty and had a masculine intensity about him that that pic captures
Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2016 11:49 PM (2x3L+)

Age and Iman seemed to bring out the man in him.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 15, 2016 12:01 AM (ys2UW)

215 Seems to me that something like Cruz's eligibility could be fast tracked up the judicial chain real damn quick. Trump obviously wouldn't pick Cruz until that process was well underway. I do think they'd make a rather entertaining ticket together. I wouldn't be surprised if they backed off attacking one another as soon as Iowa's in the books.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 15, 2016 12:01 AM (21hN3)

216 Chi don't get me going on feral cats.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 12:02 AM (voOPb)

217 >>>I'll bet Luntz is into lactation porn<<<<

Wait. This is a thing? Milk and such? Hmm.

Posted by: Fritz at January 15, 2016 12:02 AM (BngQR)

218 Yeah, that just doesn't work at all. You say someone has "Texas values" and you picture a guy in a 5 gallon hat eating at Whataburger. It is what it is. Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (bYGAR)


Heh. I'd try to debate that, but as regularly as I eat at Whataburger, I just can't.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 15, 2016 12:02 AM (HalrA)

219 213 And people with those damn blue-tinted headlights ought to be beaten. If you wear glasses, those things are like a laser beam right in the eyes.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 14, 2016 11:58 PM (HalrA)

They're also of the aforementioned LEDs. And they're like lasers for those of us who don't wear glasses, too. You know it's a serious issue when there are tons of TV ads for friggin nighttime sunglasses!
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 12:00 AM (zc3Db)
***
Had one of those SOB's behind me tonight.

Made me wish I had one of those million candlepower spotlights to shine out the back window to blind the bastard.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:02 AM (/33sy)

220 Oh and I had a good optometrist once a ask me if I'd ever had a concussion. My pupils are different sized but not as dramatic as Bowie. I took a header on a bicycle and had double vision for a few hours. Must have been when it happened.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 15, 2016 12:02 AM (Lqy/e)

221 I think my husband falls in that category. New GMC truck, our mechanic raised it a few inches. Now everyone flashes their lights at him thinking the brights are on.
The mechanic raised it for driving in the fields?

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (egOGm)


Don't worry. I know just the Waffle House. We'll get a good price for him

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 12:03 AM (zc3Db)

222 The LED headlights aren't aligned too high. It's the 400 pound driver who is straining the suspension that causes the lights to blind you.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 15, 2016 12:03 AM (vQlX/)

223 What's the deal with TNR of feral cat colonies?
Trap, Neuter, Relaease. Although I hear the Release is now renamed
Return - as in , "return to his nautral habitat. Or, return this cat to
your neighborhood so he can use your flowerbexs as a waste receptacle,
then kill all the pretty birds."
Posted by: Chi at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (uY5Mk)


If you get rid of the ferals (shoot, shovel and shut up) the next day another feral will move in. If you neuter them they will just get lazy and stop fighting and keep the other from muscling in.

I don't worry much about the song-birds, the cats fill the niche the foxes and bob-cats filled, and they are hell on the voles, which is more valuable in my book.

I admit my current cat problem is that the neighbor's cat wants to move into my house, even after I dosed him with flea-meds because he was getting scabby.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 12:04 AM (q2o38)

224 As for the LED lights and blue tinted halogens, I will take those any damned day over the 1 eyed wonder cars whose lights are so old they can only be seen from 20 feet away. Do not get me started on the fools with both one headlight and no tail lights or brake lights. Here in Oklahoma we did away with vehicle inspections a few years ago and everybody celebrated because yes, it was an annoying hassle, but, it also got the idiots with insufficient safety lights to fix them.

I get light triggered migraines, so I do sympathize.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 15, 2016 12:04 AM (kXoT0)

225 They're also of the aforementioned LEDs. And
they're like lasers for those of us who don't wear glasses, too. You
know it's a serious issue when there are tons of TV ads for friggin
nighttime sunglasses!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 12:00 AM (zc3Db)


Drives me nuts. The things pretty much become a wall of light and blind you to everything ahead until the asshole with them passes. It's amazing I haven't wrapped around a tree yet. Headlights originally came in dull yellow for a reason.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 15, 2016 12:04 AM (HalrA)

226 ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 12:03 AM (zc3Db)
You'll have to catch him first.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 12:04 AM (egOGm)

227 ***Top 5 Comebacks in Tonight's GOP Debate***

5. "Oh yeah??"

4. "La la la, I can't hear you!!!!"

3. "Bold talk for a one-eyed fat man." (to Chris Christie only)

2. "Booooooooosssshhhh!!!!"

1. "I'm richer than you, so neener neener."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:04 AM (ntObR)

228 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:04 AM (ntObR)

229 @218 Heh, yep!

The lil town I moved to had a DQ, but it was kinda run down, and when Waterburger moved in across the street, they had YUGE lines and had to call the sherrifs out to direct traffic!

We luvs us some WB!

Posted by: JarvisW at January 15, 2016 12:04 AM (2ORZK)

230 207 Yeah, I was thinking. If Trump were to choose Cruz as VP, how would he do away with the birther thing? You said he would provoke lawsuits, now you choose him as veep?

And Trump, no, he couldn't play second banana to anybody.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (dvuhZ)


Perhaps take Trump at his word - he DOES want to get this birther issue thing cleared up.

it was in the open tonight and Cruz pretty much deflated it.

something tells me the two of them will be figuratively high-fiving or fist bumping later tonight.

Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at January 15, 2016 12:05 AM (7egrg)

231 Qdp get the link I sent you on Twitter about Avery making a murderer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 12:05 AM (voOPb)

232 Had one of those SOB's behind me tonight.



Made me wish I had one of those million candlepower spotlights to shine out the back window to blind the bastard.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:02 AM (/33sy)


I hear ya. If I ever have money to burn, I'm going to replace my entire paintjob with silver plating or chrome or something equally shiny. Some asshole goes with the ultra-blinding lights, they get it right back.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 15, 2016 12:05 AM (HalrA)

233 Seems to me that something like Cruz's eligibility could be fast tracked up the judicial chain real damn quick. Trump obviously wouldn't pick Cruz until that process was well underway. I do think they'd make a rather entertaining ticket together. I wouldn't be surprised if they backed off attacking one another as soon as Iowa's in the books.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 15, 2016 12:01 AM (21hN3)


It's almost like people have never before witnessed a primary campaign where candidates went at one another hammer-and-tongs, only to come together at the end as one big happy party at the end, in order to beat the bad guys on the other side.

Because such things have never, ever happened before.

(Now, granted, it's difficult to see the coming-together right now, but when the choice is whoever comes out of the GOP vs. Bernie and the out and out confiscation of wealth he's probably going to be proposing before too much longer, all the limousine liberals will suddenly realize that Bernie wants THEIR money.

And the game will change.)

Posted by: filbert at January 15, 2016 12:05 AM (s5o+q)

234 Posted by: Chi at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (uY5Mk)

The idea is that "fixed" cats don't reproduce and returned cats are territorial and won't let breeding cats into the area. Gushka may have numbers to show if it actually works.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 12:05 AM (GDulk)

235 MH, I sure did, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)

236 I think my husband falls in that category. New GMC
truck, our mechanic raised it a few inches. Now everyone flashes their
lights at him thinking the brights are on.

The mechanic raised it for driving in the fields?

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (egOGm)

Lights do have adjustment for 'aiming' them properly. Mechanic should have adjusted the lights.

Posted by: Burt Toast at January 15, 2016 12:06 AM (T78UI)

237 The good news for Cruz is that he's still fairly young, and having been
VP before will give him massive cred for future elections.
----
I remember a lot of talk in 2008 about how Palin would rule the Senate with an iron fist, just because. Let's see how Cruz performs in that role (or if he bothers, as there's not much else for the VP to do)

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 12:07 AM (ZbV+0)

238 I'm starting to hope President Trump will appoint Cruz Attorney General to root out all the Obama-Holder plants in Justice.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 15, 2016 12:07 AM (2TUVm)

239 William Buckley was a New Yorker. We have had great Conservatives from New York. The liberal has done their best to bury them.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 15, 2016 12:08 AM (vQlX/)

240 Lesbian is the mayor of Houston no more. Termed out. We now have a black commie thankyouverymuch

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 12:08 AM (zOTsN)

241 As for the LED lights and blue tinted halogens,

Are they halogens? Oops. My mistake.

\Here in Oklahoma we did away with vehicle inspections a few years ago and everybody celebrated because yes, it was an annoying hassle, but, it also got the idiots with insufficient safety lights to fix them.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 15, 2016 12:04 AM (kXoT0)


Wow. I think that's a decent trade. State inspections are nothing but highway theft - by the state on a small scale and by the inspection/service shops on a large one. And the emissions bullshit is even worse.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 12:09 AM (zc3Db)

242 238
I'm starting to hope President Trump will appoint Cruz Attorney General to root out all the Obama-Holder plants in Justice.


Posted by: cm9000 at January 15, 2016 12:07 AM (2TUVm)


That would be a good spot for him.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 15, 2016 12:09 AM (HalrA)

243 Around 10% of the population has somewhat unequal pupils.

Posted by: Aviator at January 15, 2016 12:09 AM (c7vUv)

244 I have worked in another, even worse call center. But they needed people on the phone and didn't fire folks for bullsh*t reasons. At Netflix, they fired my supervisors boss, four supervisors (including mine, one of the best trainers I've ever seen), and a number of reps. They fired the call center manager two weeks later. I was threatened with firing when I had coughing spasms so bad I had to transfer calls back into queue. I had a written notes from a doctor and they knew how badly I was coughing because they came over to check on me. Yet they threatened to fire me over it. Was glad that I could go back to my previous job.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 15, 2016 12:09 AM (Lqy/e)

245 236 I think my husband falls in that category. New GMC
truck, our mechanic raised it a few inches. Now everyone flashes their
lights at him thinking the brights are on.

The mechanic raised it for driving in the fields?

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (egOGm)

Lights do have adjustment for 'aiming' them properly. Mechanic should have adjusted the lights.
Posted by: Burt Toast at January 15, 2016 12:06 AM (T78UI)
***
....and Mrs. Schultz said, "What? Bot of uns?"

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:09 AM (/33sy)

246 You bet Steve. Just wanted you to get the fair & balanced view.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 12:09 AM (voOPb)

247 Age and Iman seemed to bring out the man in him.

Posted by:baldilocks at January 15, 2016 12:01 AM (ys2UW)

Perhaps more that he found someone to love to be passionate about at a later time in his life. He himself said he knew she was going to be his wife. He went after her relentlessly but he wooed her too. I would guess the love was returned in a balanced measure that fulfilled him and her.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 12:09 AM (Xo1Rt)

248 >>>I'm starting to hope President Trump will appoint Cruz Attorney General to root out all the Obama-Holder plants in Justice<<<

Nah. That's Christie's role. Ted should be utilized for something else, if he doesn't get the nom.

Posted by: Fritz at January 15, 2016 12:10 AM (BngQR)

249 I want dread Justice Roberts impeached, and Mark Levin to replace him as chief justice

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 15, 2016 12:10 AM (Vm8WO)

250 247,

Must be nice.

Nite y'all.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 12:11 AM (ahx2/)

251 Cruz got a lot of time for the after action interview

Posted by: Burt Toast at January 15, 2016 12:11 AM (T78UI)

252 I remember a lot of talk in 2008 about how Palin would rule the Senate with an iron fist, just because. Let's see how Cruz performs in that role (or if he bothers, as there's not much else for the VP to do)


Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 12:07 AM (ZbV+0)


The way Cruz has been treated in the Senate, he might just revel in the "President of the Senate" role.

It'd be fun for him to bi*** slap some of those a**es. He'd do it skillfully, like a knife through butter.

Best part is they'd have to call him "Mr. President." Heh.

Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at January 15, 2016 12:11 AM (7egrg)

253 I'll bet Luntz is into lactation porn<<<<

Wait. This is a thing? Milk and such? Hmm.
---
Yup. It plays into a primal urge...

http://tinyurl.com/ha6ages

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 12:11 AM (ZbV+0)

254 "REPEAL O-CARE! (notice no REPLACE BS) Kill the terrorists! and Defend the Constitution!!"

CRUZ MISSILE!!

Posted by: JarvisW at January 15, 2016 12:11 AM (2ORZK)

255 ....and Mrs. Schultz said, "What? Bot of uns?"
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:09 AM (/33sy)
***
C'mon! I can't be the only 'ron who knows this joke...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:12 AM (/33sy)

256 I remember a lot of talk in 2008 about how Palin would rule the Senate with an iron fist, just because.

Oooo Methos, I'd pay good money to see Palin bitchslap Hairy Reed on the Senate floor on a daily basis. (Especially if she's wearing stockings and high heels.) ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:12 AM (ntObR)

257 The idea is that "fixed" cats don't reproduce and returned cats are territorial and won't let breeding cats into the area.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 12:05 AM (GDulk)


Eunuch cats usually don't care too much anymore about being territorial. They usually don't care too much about anything. I doubt they are fighting off healthy, fully-balled cats who are out to bag some females.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 12:12 AM (zc3Db)

258 Google it. There's a relatively simple procedure for adjusting your headlights. I've done it before. IIRC, you put the front 20' from a wall -- something where the light will show up, then observe the spacing. There's some screws you adjust to aim the lamps, and you adjust it until the spots on the wall are the correct height off the ground and the horizontal spacing is whatever it's supposed to be.

Simple as hell.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 15, 2016 12:12 AM (dvuhZ)

259 I wonder if the debate changed anything. Trump keeps things simple and reaffirmed all his core beliefs. This is why he's winning. I also wonder if all of Cruz's exertions on the birth issue will work for him. The fact is, he didn't and of course cannot demonstrate that the Left won't legally hang him up somehow on this. Will the voters now sense a cloud over his head, just enough to ruin his chances?

Posted by: rrpjr at January 15, 2016 12:12 AM (s/yC1)

260 "Age and Iman seemed to bring out the man in him."

I read an article where he was talking about his wild gay days and how he basically came to the realization that he was straight and how the gay community really didn't like that at all.

Anway, he and Iman both say that it wasn't "David Bowie" in the relationship, but rather "David Jones".

I think he was able to separate the stage persona from himself once he got with her, and had 20 plus years of normal, happy living.

Of course, that's easy to do when you're married to someone as gorgeous as her.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 12:13 AM (GZ6Pf)

261 But...we need bioethicists to assess the value of various human lives. It's not as easy as it looks.

Posted by: Peter Singer at January 15, 2016 12:13 AM (GKF1b)

262 I will ask the mechanic to do it, he may have. They are a funny color. They look different than the old truck. It is raised too. No one ever flashed their brights at the old truck.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 12:15 AM (egOGm)

263
197
Shit. I need to read backwards for a minute...



But first - I know most of you are animal lovers, and that this is a
group of the most decent people one could hope to gather, so:

What's the deal with TNR of feral cat colonies? Trap, Neuter,
Relaease. Although I hear the Release is now renamed Return - as in ,
"return to his nautral habitat. Or, return this cat to your
neighborhood so he can use your flowerbexs as a waste receptacle, then
kill all the pretty birds."

Posted by: Chi at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (uY5Mk)


TNR is about salving your feelings today and dealing with today's problem a cat-generation down-the-line.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 12:16 AM (EzgxV)

264 247 Age and Iman seemed to bring out the man in him.

Posted by:baldilocks at January 15, 2016 12:01 AM (ys2UW)

Perhaps more that he found someone to love to be passionate about at a later time in his life. He himself said he knew she was going to be his wife. He went after her relentlessly but he wooed her too. I would guess the love was returned in a balanced measure that fulfilled him and her.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 12:09 AM (Xo1Rt)

Sounds like the same thing. In spite of how it ended, I envy them.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 15, 2016 12:17 AM (ys2UW)

265 Bruce Jenner says he doesn't see himself dating women. "Been there, done that"



What a shock

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 12:17 AM (zOTsN)

266 I will ask the mechanic to do it, he may have. They
are a funny color. They look different than the old truck. It is raised
too. No one ever flashed their brights at the old truck.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 12:15 AM (egOGm)


Bing "headlight adjustment chart"

very simple process. might need a torx head screwdriver though

Posted by: Burt Toast at January 15, 2016 12:17 AM (T78UI)

267 So, Mr. Weiss is driving with his wife and their neighbor, Mrs. Schultz when one of his headlights goes out.

He goes to buy a new bulb, but doesnt install it right away, as it's still daytime.

He pull the car around behind the house and has Mrs. Weiss go inside while Mrs. Schultz stands around and watches him changing the bulb.

When he's almost done, his wife returns with a huge sheet, which she hands to him.

With the bulbs installed, he turns on the headlight and moves in front of the car with the sheet in his hands, spread out.

"Was macht ehr?" asks Mrs. Schultz.

"He's put in the bulb, so now he's got to focus."

"What? Bot of uns?" asks Mrs. Schultz.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:17 AM (/33sy)

268 Posted by: lauren at January 15, 2016 12:13 AM (GZ6Pf)

She's also a pretty smart cookie and made some interesting comments over the years.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 12:18 AM (Xo1Rt)

269 IMO Trump missed a hanging curve ball tonight....

When everyone on stage went against his 'Islam immigrant' freeze...

Everyone of them said things needed to be fixed... to be figured out... to fix the immigration system...

Trump should have just said... that's what I want... but I want us to FREEZE immigration until we DO get it figured out...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 15, 2016 12:19 AM (f7rv6)

270 Are there any Horde members in Oklahoma or Arkansas?

I *might* be traveling through Pocola, OK this summer. (If I do, I'll be staying at the Choctaw Casino there.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

271 Burt Toast at January 15, 2016 12:17 AM (T78UI)
I will make sure he does it. We live off a two lane highway. Someone might drive off the road.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 12:20 AM (egOGm)

272 267.

I don't get it.....that joke used to put the KILL in the Catskills....

Nu..young people......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:21 AM (/33sy)

273 If Trump and Cruz truly are working together, I doubt they can be outfoxxed.

They may have made a deal where Trump is Prez first for one term and Cruz is VP. After that Cruz runs for Prez and Donald retires.



Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 12:21 AM (MQEz6)

274 270 Are there any Horde members in Oklahoma or Arkansas?

I *might* be traveling through Pocola, OK this summer. (If I do, I'll be staying at the Choctaw Casino there.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)
***
And that reminds me of a song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCuygS1dDzY

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:22 AM (/33sy)

275 Oh, FFS.

So a teenager was having an ashtma attack, but didn't have an inhaler. So one of the girls in her class let her use hers.

And now both of them are getting ISS for a month for sharing a controlled substance.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 12:22 AM (bYGAR)

276 Thanks for the replies. And hey, all.

The topic started with a simple post from our city police dept - "rabid cat found on ABC St. Has been euthanized. Known to have been in contact with..."
Followed by a "probably came from the ass here on XYZ St. that feeds every stray on the block. Just look for the seagulls."

This quickly turned into "I have a rescue colony of cats !!! They just had their rabies shots five years ago!" And it only got better from there.

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 12:22 AM (uY5Mk)

277 /facepalm...

and like a DAY after the World Health Organization says Ebola epidemic is gone...

There is a new case in Sierra Leone...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 15, 2016 12:23 AM (f7rv6)

278 what it was. I had the impression the eyes were different colors, but could see they really weren't. Managed tomiss the hugedifference in pupil size.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 14, 2016 11:26 P

They are right is blue left us hazel

Posted by: drill_thrawl at January 15, 2016 12:23 AM (YtbIl)

279 Don't worry Bernie, I'll give you an explanation on how to pay for everything, but like the Halley sotu response, it will be asymmetric. One for lawmakers, one for everyone else.

Posted by: Jonathan Gruber at January 15, 2016 12:23 AM (GKF1b)

280 Marco: Don't go away angry. Just go away.

Posted by: Nora, Representing 95% of Voters at January 15, 2016 12:25 AM (Trq86)

281 Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 12:22 AM (bYGAR)
My son got suspended for taking a Tylenol from his friend. They were both suspended. Private school, zero tolerance. It was the stupidest thing ever.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 12:25 AM (egOGm)

282
Spent many years in NY as a licensed vehicle inspector.

One of my hot buttons was headlight aim, part of the inspection procedure. I hate being either blinded or not being able to see because of inadequate lights, so I paid particular attention to this.

A few years before I retired, Gunner Cuomo did away with several inspection regs, light aiming being one. That turned out about as well as you'd imagine.

Assholes.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 15, 2016 12:26 AM (jeCnD)

283 TNR is a way to make you feel better without succeeding your goal

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 12:26 AM (voOPb)

284 276
Thanks for the replies. And hey, all.



The topic started with a simple post from our city police dept -
"rabid cat found on ABC St. Has been euthanized. Known to have been in
contact with..."

Followed by a "probably came from the ass here on XYZ St. that feeds every stray on the block. Just look for the seagulls."



This quickly turned into "I have a rescue colony of cats !!! They
just had their rabies shots five years ago!" And it only got better from
there.

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 12:22 AM (uY5Mk)


Rabies??? Is that like them Jewish priests???

Posted by: Archie Bunker at January 15, 2016 12:27 AM (EzgxV)

285 Which is louder, Hillary's C-PAP machine or Bernie Sanders' spastic colon?

Just a question for the Young Democrats who are hip and groovy.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 15, 2016 12:27 AM (vQlX/)

286 LEDs have increased in light quality and decreased in price. I finally bought a few boxes after a few years of occasionally trying halogens and ugly CFLs.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 12:27 AM (VdICR)

287 Oh wait, not even ISS. Alternative school. You know, where they put kids who stab each other.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 12:28 AM (bYGAR)

288 Lauren, this zero tolerance stuff has gone too far.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 12:29 AM (egOGm)

289 Help!

Is there any frikkin way to cut and paste a word doc into the comments without getting a 500 error?

It's been said before, but this site has the greatest commenters on the web, and the suckiest comment system


Posted by: Patrick Strei at January 15, 2016 12:29 AM (q1xf/)

290 286 LEDs have increased in light quality and decreased in price. I finally bought a few boxes after a few years of occasionally trying halogens and ugly CFLs.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 12:27 AM (VdICR)
***
I do some photography and occasionally even get paid for it, and I can tell you this - between CFL's and LED's, there's enough "modern" light to make everyone look ugly.

Ahh....but let me do a portrait during the golden hour, or, as I've done a few times, by candlelight or oil lamp, or even with an old-fashioned incandescent, and the lens and film are so much kinder.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:30 AM (/33sy)

291 whew! Glad I'm not up against the Harpies of the View.

Posted by: Bernie Sander's Spastic Colon at January 15, 2016 12:30 AM (Trq86)

292 286
LEDs have increased in light quality and decreased in price. I finally
bought a few boxes after a few years of occasionally trying halogens and
ugly CFLs.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 12:27 AM (VdICR)


Way better than CFLs. Those things are horrible.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 15, 2016 12:30 AM (HalrA)

293 "My son got suspended for taking a Tylenol from his friend. They were both suspended"

That is just absolutely absurd.

I had a teacher in high school who had a big thing of advil in his planning room. If a kid was complaining of a headache he'd go grab a couple, put them on his desk and say "I'll just leave these here".

Probably wind up thrown in jail these days.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 12:30 AM (bYGAR)

294 Oh. You mean Chicago.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 15, 2016 12:30 AM (vQlX/)

295 Ahh....but let me do a portrait during the golden
hour, or, as I've done a few times, by candlelight or oil lamp, or even
with an old-fashioned incandescent, and the lens and film are so much
kinder.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:30 AM (/33sy)


What is this 'film' you speak of?

Posted by: Burt Toast at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (T78UI)

296 I finally bought a few boxes after a few years of occasionally trying halogens and ugly CFLs.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Thank you RINOs and Rep Upton (almost as big a boob as his niece) for taking away freedom of choice and forcing us to use mercury filled crap bags!@!!

Remember, THIS is what we get when the GOPe gets its way, and all the votes they need!

Posted by: JarvisW at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (2ORZK)

297 Trump has rented Iowa theaters to show 13 Hours


He must read the comments here

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (zOTsN)

298 HOOOORDE

Happy Friday Eve to one and all.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (e+1S5)

299 I really can't stay because I have to go out & early tomorrow.

Please pray for my good friend Gayle who has Stage 4 brain cancer & Thankfully decided against 42 days straight of both chemo & radiation & no dr can give her an estimate of how much time she has left.
I told her that I would pray for quality time with her family & friends. Gayle plans to go to hospice Because she doesn't want to ruin her husband's happy memories of the home they've lived in for years, but dr after MRI this week can't tell her if she has a few days, weeks or a month to live & she might not have time to go to hospice.

Thank you.

Carol

Posted by: Carol at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (sj3Ax)

300 I live near Cal State Long Beach and some years ago they had a feral cat problem on campus. The admin was going to have them trapped and euthanize. Of course college students being college students, were all you can't kill the kitties. So the solution was to trap and neuter and release. Oh, and they set up feeding stations for the cats. Of course, the feeding stations became buffets for coyotes that migrated down the San Gabriel River in search of food. Having eaten all the cats at the buffet, the coyotes are now a problem in the surrounding neighborhoods including mine. They have cleaned out the stray cats and now go after peoples small dogs. It's now a big problem here that the city refuses to address (Their solution is simply telling to try to scare the coyotes away.). Just to add some icing to the cake, because we no longer have any stray cats, we also now have problems with roof rats.
They really should have just TNRd the students and saved everyone a lot of trouble.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (qsMPD)

301 I love Fred Upton. We have so much in common.

Posted by: Bernie Sander's Spastic Colon at January 15, 2016 12:32 AM (Trq86)

302 Yeah, that just doesn't work at all. You say someone has "Texas values" and you picture a guy in a 5 gallon hat eating at Whataburger. It is what it is.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 11:59 PM (bYGAR)


Holy dog shit! Texas? Only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy, and you don't look much like a steer to me, so that kinda narrows it down. Do you suck dicks?

Posted by: Gunnery Sergeant Hartman at January 15, 2016 12:32 AM (vBeA5)

303 290 286 LEDs have increased in light quality and decreased in price. I finally bought a few boxes after a few years of occasionally trying halogens and ugly CFLs.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 12:27 AM (VdICR)
***
I do some photography and occasionally even get paid for it, and I can tell you this - between CFL's and LED's, there's enough "modern" light to make everyone look ugly.

Ahh....but let me do a portrait during the golden hour, or, as I've done a few times, by candlelight or oil lamp, or even with an old-fashioned incandescent, and the lens and film are so much kinder.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:30 AM (/33sy)



I was at my friend's house for New Years. It got brought up that at his father-in-law's wedding my friend's wife had makeup on, and everyone thought she looked fine, but then the pictures came. And apparently her makeup choice did not work well with the lighting choice the photographer used.

Posted by: buzzion at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (zt+N6)

304 273 If Trump and Cruz truly are working together, I doubt they can be outfoxxed.


Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 12:21 AM (MQEz6)

Think about it: Trump and Cruz give the party exactly what it claims it has wanted: a big tent that includes Reagan Democrats, and a reason for conservatives not to stay home on Election day.

Unfortunately the GOPe would step on its collective di**s and fight it tooth and nail, cause the cozy DC life would no longer be wrapped in its protective cocoon.

The best and saddest part about this primary is to see the true colors of the fake conservatives coming out.

Speaking of which - there's Trey Gowdy on FBN right now!

Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (7egrg)

305 Are there any Horde members in Oklahoma or Arkansas?

I *might* be traveling through Pocola, OK this summer. (If I do, I'll be staying at the Choctaw Casino there.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

Oklahoma, myself (Tulsa), mindful webworker (North of Tulsa), Soona (OKC) are all in Oklahoma, there are a few more. I am not close to Choctaw or Pocola, for that matter..

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (kXoT0)

306 295 Ahh....but let me do a portrait during the golden
hour, or, as I've done a few times, by candlelight or oil lamp, or even
with an old-fashioned incandescent, and the lens and film are so much
kinder.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:30 AM (/33sy)


What is this 'film' you speak of?
Posted by: Burt Toast at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (T78UI)
***
Kodak Portra, in 120 format, which makes everyone look gorgeous.....

It ain't cheap, and you only get a few shots per roll, but even a bad Portra negative beats an excellent digital image....

My angel did't recognize herself when I showed her the prints of a golden-hour shoot I did of her.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (/33sy)

307 260: Similar to "Alice Cooper" on stage and Vincent Furnier off it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 15, 2016 12:34 AM (NGd+i)

308 will add Gayle to my prayer list, Carol

Posted by: Nora at January 15, 2016 12:34 AM (Trq86)

309 I was at my friend's house for New Years. It got brought up that at his father-in-law's wedding my friend's wife had makeup on, and everyone thought she looked fine, but then the pictures came. And apparently her makeup choice did not work well with the lighting choice the photographer used.
Posted by: buzzion at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (zt+N6)
***
Lighting and film. It all comes down to those two....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:35 AM (/33sy)

310 Unfortunately the GOPe would step on its collective
di**s and fight it tooth and nail, cause the cozy DC life would no
longer be wrapped in its protective cocoon.



The best and saddest part about this primary is to see the true colors of the fake conservatives coming out.



Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (7egrg)


Nailed it. They don't want to win, they just want to live large on the public dime, and come to us hat in hand every few years for more money to fight so poorly and surrender so readily.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 15, 2016 12:35 AM (HalrA)

311 Buy gold. Rold Gold!

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 15, 2016 12:35 AM (GKF1b)

312 289
Help!

Is there any frikkin way to cut and paste a word doc into the comments without getting a 500 error?

It's been said before, but this site has the greatest commenters on the web, and the suckiest comment system




Posted by: Patrick Strei at January 15, 2016 12:29 AM (q1xf/)


Cut-and-paste into a non-formatting text editor (on Windows, it's Notepad). Then, cut-and-paste from there into comment.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 12:35 AM (EzgxV)

313 "Trump has rented Iowa theaters to show 13 Hours "

Oh, Trump. I can't quit you.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 12:36 AM (bYGAR)

314 Eunuch cats take up space, but won't move on. Like Jeb.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 12:36 AM (VdICR)

315 Rickman Galaxy Quest clip was excellent, but almost too much, compacting the humor and then the power of that one line. Great flick, Great Rickman.

Bouncer clip was excellent.

Picture accompanying the orgasm headline was excellent.

And I see there's a bunch of words, also. They're probably excellent, too.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me read? at January 15, 2016 12:36 AM (ACs58)

316 Ok.

Evening horde.

I have no idea where I put my comment.

Whoever fucks up the status quote/But first you will 2016

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 15, 2016 12:37 AM (hlMPp)

317 Beer Ninja, OMG. I'm in Lakewood near Long Beach City College.

Know all about the coyotes, there's sightings all over town (Lakewood, Long Beach) every summer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:37 AM (ntObR)

318 The Jeb! campaign is supported by tiny turtles all the way down.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 15, 2016 12:37 AM (21hN3)

319 Eunuch cats take up space, but won't move on. Like Jeb.





Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 12:36 AM (VdICR)

That is a kill shot

Posted by: Burt Toast at January 15, 2016 12:37 AM (T78UI)

320 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (kXoT0)


You wouldn't happen to be familiar with Villa Fontana apartments in Tulsa would you?

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 15, 2016 12:38 AM (wEq+O)

321 Sherry, thanks!!

If I come out there, I'll announce it and maybe we can have a mini-meetup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:38 AM (ntObR)

322 300
I live near Cal State Long Beach and some years ago they had a feral cat
problem on campus. The admin was going to have them trapped and
euthanize. Of course college students being college students, were all
you can't kill the kitties. So the solution was to trap and neuter and
release. Oh, and they set up feeding stations for the cats. Of course,
the feeding stations became buffets for coyotes that migrated down the
San Gabriel River in search of food. Having eaten all the cats at the
buffet, the coyotes are now a problem in the surrounding neighborhoods
including mine. They have cleaned out the stray cats and now go after
peoples small dogs. It's now a big problem here that the city refuses to
address (Their solution is simply telling to try to scare the coyotes
away.). Just to add some icing to the cake, because we no longer have
any stray cats, we also now have problems with roof rats.

They really should have just TNRd the students and saved everyone a lot of trouble.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (qsMPD)


I used to live roughly across the street from CSULB, on Marber by Bellflower and Atherton.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 12:38 AM (EzgxV)

323 Please pray for my good friend Gayle who has Stage 4 brain cancer & Thankfully decided against 42 days straight of both chemo & radiation & no dr can give her an estimate of how much time she has left.
I told her that I would pray for quality time with her family & friends. Gayle plans to go to hospice Because she doesn't want to ruin her husband's happy memories of the home they've lived in for years, but dr after MRI this week can't tell her if she has a few days, weeks or a month to live & she might not have time to go to hospice.

Thank you.

Carol

Posted by: Carol at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (sj3Ax)


Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2016 12:38 AM (vBeA5)

324 getting tired
Maybe catc u later
Becwell,morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb)

325 Speaking of which - there's Trey Gowdy on FBN right now!

Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (7egrg)

Levin called him out tonight along with Paul Ryan.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 15, 2016 12:39 AM (hlMPp)

326 BTW, Long Beach City College's Liberal Arts Campus was being overrun with rabbits for years, up until about 10 years ago.

They actually took care of it in a sane manner; they set up a rabbit nursery for every one that could be trapped, then put them all up for adoption (and advertised as such).

My niece adopted two of 'em. Unfortunately they've both already gone to bunny heaven by now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:40 AM (ntObR)

327 219
Had one of those SOB's behind me tonight.

Made me wish I had one of those million candlepower spotlights to shine out the back window to blind the bastard.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:02 AM (/33sy)


I've been known to adjust my rear-view mirror to reflect it right back in their faces. They usually back the fuck off.

Posted by: rickl at January 15, 2016 12:40 AM (sdi6R)

328 Lauren, my son was in 8th grade and had a bad sinus headache. His friend had a Tylenol and gave him one. Later my son went to the office to ask to call me, he was sick. He told them he took a Tylenol from a friend and it didn't help. They kept him in the office and threatened to call the Sherriff if he didn't tell who gave it to him. I was pissed. I changed schools.
I couldn't believe it. Zero tolerance.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 12:41 AM (egOGm)

329 cthulhu, nice neighborhood. :-)

Pizzamania is still nearby on Palo Verde and Atherton, has great pizza with tons of jalapenos. Also the still-fairly new CSULB Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center is literally steps away, and has managed to attract some top-name talent over the years, such as Lou Reed and Brian Wilson.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:41 AM (ntObR)

330 Please pray for my good friend Gayle who has Stage 4 brain cancer & Thankfully decided against 42 days straight of both chemo & radiation & no dr can give her an estimate of how much time she has left.
I told her that I would pray for quality time with her family & friends. Gayle plans to go to hospice Because she doesn't want to ruin her husband's happy memories of the home they've lived in for years, but dr after MRI this week can't tell her if she has a few days, weeks or a month to live & she might not have time to go to hospice.

Thank you.

Carol

Posted by: Carol at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (sj3Ax)


Oh Carol, so awful. I pray she has as easy a time as she possibly can under the circumstances, and is surrounded by her loving family and friends. And pray for you too.

Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at January 15, 2016 12:42 AM (7egrg)

331 For portraits, I only use Portra - if they or I want color - or Fomapan if it's black and white.

The results are always stunning; even the bad shots are amazing, but I prefer b&w, and so do the few people who've paid me.

It's odd, really.....

My technique?

I line up the shot, get the subject in frame, and then we just start talking about whatever seems to interest her (my subjects have always been women).

i use a remote release and just shoot as we talk... Always get amazing shots.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:42 AM (/33sy)

332 "They kept him in the office and threatened to call the Sherriff if he didn't tell who gave it to him"

That is absolute madness.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 12:44 AM (bYGAR)

333 300
I live near Cal State Long Beach and some years ago they had a feral cat
problem on campus. The admin was going to have them trapped and
euthanize. Of course college students being college students, were all
you can't kill the kitties. So the solution was to trap and neuter and
release. Oh, and they set up feeding stations for the cats. Of course,
the feeding stations became buffets for coyotes that migrated down the
San Gabriel River in search of food. Having eaten all the cats at the
buffet, the coyotes are now a problem in the surrounding neighborhoods
including mine. They have cleaned out the stray cats and now go after
peoples small dogs. It's now a big problem here that the city refuses to
address (Their solution is simply telling to try to scare the coyotes
away.). Just to add some icing to the cake, because we no longer have
any stray cats, we also now have problems with roof rats.

They really should have just TNRd the students and saved everyone a lot of trouble.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (qsMPD)

I'm a vet and for years used to go to the VA Hospital, which, as you know, is right by CSULB. I don't recall seeing cats or coyotes there or being warned about them. I guess the VA must have some sort of non-PC method of keeping them away.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 15, 2016 12:44 AM (ys2UW)

334 For all my talk of getting a 4k video camera...

I also wouldn't mind having a good used Super 8 camera, and a Minolta Maxxum 35mm camera.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:44 AM (ntObR)

335 289
It's been said before, but this site has the greatest commenters on the web, and the suckiest comment system


Posted by: Patrick Strei at January 15, 2016 12:29 AM (q1xf/)


Pixy is WAY better than Disqus. Keeps out the riff-raff.

Posted by: rickl at January 15, 2016 12:44 AM (sdi6R)

336 329
cthulhu, nice neighborhood. :-)



Pizzamania is still nearby on Palo Verde and Atherton, has great
pizza with tons of jalapenos. Also the still-fairly new CSULB Richard
and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center is literally steps away, and
has managed to attract some top-name talent over the years, such as Lou
Reed and Brian Wilson.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:41 AM (ntObR)


I was there about 40 years ago, across from the KFC. Haven't been near there in ages. Don't know if they ever took down the "Home of Cthulhu" billboard, or if the hermit crabs I accidentally lost in the ivy in back of the place ended-up taking over the neighborhood.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

337 But, yeah, I've tried digital imaging - I won't call it 'photography,' because it's not - but the results have always felt cold and artificial.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:45 AM (/33sy)

338 The worst part about Futurama being canceled?

We'll never see the inevitable election between dead Nixon's head in a jar and dead Trump's head in a jar.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 15, 2016 12:45 AM (21hN3)

339 CSULB actually has a great record on at least one thing: tolerance/acceptance of religion on campus, even for Christians.

There's actually an Interfaith Center on campus, and every time I've been there the last several years, the Campus Christian Club always has tons of "Tuesday Night Live!" signs up promoting their meetings.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:46 AM (ntObR)

340 Will somebody please check on MisHum?
Looks like he's not getting enough oxygen...

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 12:46 AM (uY5Mk)

341 334 For all my talk of getting a 4k video camera...

I also wouldn't mind having a good used Super 8 camera, and a Minolta Maxxum 35mm camera.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:44 AM (ntObR)
***
Good......gooood!

Come to film, my young apprentice.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:46 AM (/33sy)

342 Carol,
Prayers for gayle.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 12:47 AM (egOGm)

343 >>Are there any Horde members in Oklahoma or Arkansas?

Yes, not near that area though.

Posted by: Aviator at January 15, 2016 12:48 AM (c7vUv)

344 338 The worst part about Futurama being canceled?

We'll never see the inevitable election between dead Nixon's head in a jar and dead Trump's head in a jar.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 15, 2016 12:45 AM (21hN3)
***
I've meant to ask - you were once at LGF, weren't you?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:48 AM (/33sy)

345 cthulhu, billboard was taken down and the crabs are apparently still awaiting their takeover. :-)

And that KFC actually didn't close until about 2000. It then became an independent place called "Chicken Pizza Pasta." I used to joke to people that if that didn't work out, they could always change the name to "Sushi Mexican Hamburger." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

346 Hi Mero,
I'm sorry, but I had injection in neck for shoulder pain & it's been waking me up at or before 5 am & I'm worried about my good friend Gayle.

How are you?

Send me an email & I'll answer tomorrow. I heard commercial while listening to Mark Levin on iPad app tonight. I've solved my high BP-it can be yet another side effect of rheumatoid arthritis & my,hands have been screwed up & bent since I was a little kid. My idiot dr 35 miles away never noticed (hopefully, if I remember to make or at least call dr at hospital all my great doctors have offices or other offices are affiliated with that hospital. I have appt with RA dr on January 20. I hope we don't have repeat of last winter & three snow storms that gave Boston area 7.5 feet in less than three weeks.
The

How are you doing? Hanging on, but I hope you're improving.

Posted by: Carol at January 15, 2016 12:49 AM (sj3Ax)

347 Prayers up, Carol.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 12:50 AM (GZ6Pf)

348 345 cthulhu, billboard was taken down and the crabs are apparently still awaiting their takeover. :-)

And that KFC actually didn't close until about 2000. It then became an independent place called "Chicken Pizza Pasta." I used to joke to people that if that didn't work out, they could always change the name to "Sushi Mexican Hamburger." ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)
***
Down in San Marcos, there's a Japanese steakhouse/Mexican place. Fusion cuisine, I suppose.

Good friend of mine, now a resident of Harbin, PRC, was half Japanese, half Tex-Mex. Wonder if some kin of his runs the joint.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:50 AM (/33sy)

349 312
289

Help!

Is there any frikkin way to cut and paste a word doc into the comments without getting a 500 error?

It's been said before, but this site has the greatest commenters on the web, and the suckiest comment system






Posted by: Patrick Strei at January 15, 2016 12:29 AM (q1xf/)


Cut-and-paste into a non-formatting text editor (on Windows, it's Notepad). Then, cut-and-paste from there into comment.


This does not always work. What does work is this tool: http://www.unicodetools.com/unicode/convert-to-html.php
It turns Unicode into HTML. Now, HTML code doesn't work in the comments here either, but once the problem Unicode characters have been turned into HTML code it's easy to go through the text and find them, just replace them with the keyboard characters in the comments box (for example Unicode " becomes #8220; in HTML; just erase that and use the quote sign on your keyboard)

Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2016 12:51 AM (N8hFs)

350 "I've meant to ask - you were once at LGF, weren't you?"

Nope, not me.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 15, 2016 12:51 AM (21hN3)

351 I used to have one of these. Wouldn't mind having it again.

http://tinyurl.com/hzgqm2x

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:52 AM (ntObR)

352 350 "I've meant to ask - you were once at LGF, weren't you?"

Nope, not me.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 15, 2016 12:51 AM (21hN3)
***
Ahh.... well, I'm glad to read your comments, all the same.

Me they pushed out. I didn't announce my departure. I just left, as a gentleman ought to do.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:53 AM (/33sy)

353 345
cthulhu, billboard was taken down and the crabs are apparently still awaiting their takeover. :-)



And that KFC actually didn't close until about 2000. It then became
an independent place called "Chicken Pizza Pasta." I used to joke to
people that if that didn't work out, they could always change the name
to "Sushi Mexican Hamburger." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)


So, just another random factoid....my aunt (mother's sister) and uncle were married in the church next to the KFC about 10 years before I lived there. They're still married today, but live in Knoxville, TN.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 12:53 AM (EzgxV)

354 Hmmmm. One of the articles gave me an idea for a new version of my nick....

Posted by: jwpaine, whose superpower is reducing prostate cancer risk... with ONE HAND! at January 15, 2016 12:53 AM (wKcQA)

355 cthulhu, church still there too I believe. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:54 AM (ntObR)

356
Nope, not me.


Mums the word wink wink.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 12:54 AM (qUNWi)

357 351 I used to have one of these. Wouldn't mind having it again.

http://tinyurl.com/hzgqm2x
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:52 AM (ntObR)
***
Look at Mr. High-Tech and his fancy gear!

I use a Yashica D, a Kiev 88, and a Nikkormat FTN....

The hipsters love my gear, and when they pay, pay top dollar for my 'vintage' gear and techniques.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:56 AM (/33sy)

358 That bouncer video is hilarious.

"No you can't. I'm hetero. I'm not gay."

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 15, 2016 12:56 AM (1D4Ef)

359 Palpatine, someday I'd like to be rich enough to afford a medium-format camera.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)

360 Israeli chlorophyll injections that work wonders on prostate cancer. No place left "where the sun don't shine".

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 12:56 AM (VdICR)

361 @qdpsteve I went to LBCC many years ago. And by many years I mean chemistry class only had 4 elements. Earth,wind,FIre,Water.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 12:56 AM (qsMPD)

362 So I had to go home mid-debate. Did Rubio have a ragestroke?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 15, 2016 12:58 AM (1D4Ef)

363 359 Palpatine, someday I'd like to be rich enough to afford a medium-format camera.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)
***
get a Kiev 88. They're dirt-cheap....

Best 150 bucks I ever spent; had the damned thing over twenty years.

They are a crap-shoot, but most of them work; and Soviet glass kicks ass.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:58 AM (/33sy)

364 Beer Ninja, LOL.

In the past 5-8 years they've been really sprucing up the place. Built some new buildings too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:58 AM (ntObR)

365 Is there nothing chlorophyll can't do?

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 12:58 AM (qUNWi)

366
355
cthulhu, church still there too I believe. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 12:54 AM (ntObR)


The billboard used to look a lot like this -- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/visit-rlyeh?ref=cnt_ctlg_dgn_10 -- but had "Long Beach" instead of "R'lyeh".

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 12:59 AM (EzgxV)

367 350
"I've meant to ask - you were once at LGF, weren't you?"



Nope, not me.
----
i was: one guess what my nick was.

O

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 15, 2016 12:59 AM (sH2Lu)

368 @cthulhu I live one street over on Chatwin Ave. Between the park and the library.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:00 AM (qsMPD)

369 My uncle had prostate cancer. They treated it and it went into remission for several years. Now he has bladder cancer. They suspect that the radiation from the prostate cancer treatment may have caused the bladder cancer. Of course, he was also a heavy smoker for about 50 years so there's that too.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 01:01 AM (GZ6Pf)

370 Just because I think it's funny - dog just came out from hiding to apologize to me. F'in hilarious.
All he wants to do is hold my hand and look cute.

Ain't workin' dickhead. Go back into hiding!


Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 01:01 AM (uY5Mk)

371 @qdpsteve My youngest son actually goes there now. Engineering program, going to UCLA next Fall.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:02 AM (qsMPD)

372 Beer Ninja, cool.

LBCC and CSULB still seem to be decent schools rather than indoctrination factories.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 01:03 AM (ntObR)

373 There was an interview with David Bowie and Charlie Rose, not recent by a long shot. Bowie chain smoked the whole time. Probably had something to do with his skinny looks. Anyway, I watched the whole thing, really very interesting.

At any time he expected any project he did to be a fantastic flop (and some were) but he was always a real artist and innovator.

Posted by: navybrat at January 15, 2016 01:06 AM (8QGte)

374 Geez, who to root for... it's a quandary.

http://tinyurl.com/hsy8aqb

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 01:06 AM (ntObR)

375 They seem to be not as bad as some places. But, then again Kwanza was invented by a prof at CSULB. Which is funny. Because as you probably know, it's pretty much a heavily white area.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:06 AM (qsMPD)

376 #118 I agree. There is probably not a nicer guy to be found, but, unfortunately at this juncture we do not need a nice guy, we need a decidedly unnice guy if we are to put the rest of the world back in their place.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 14, 2016 11:44 PM (kXoT0)

Anything less than a conservative son of a bitch who would prefer to destroy rather than work with the other side is unacceptable at this point.

Posted by: Blano at January 15, 2016 01:06 AM (C3E0x)

377 368
@cthulhu I live one street over on Chatwin Ave. Between the park and the library.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:00 AM (qsMPD)


I walked to school past that park every day. I used to speculate that the weeds that had tiny daisy-like flowers might be endemic to that park, found nowhere else in the world, because I was obviously so sophisticated and worldly and had seen them nowhere else.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 01:07 AM (EzgxV)

378 Funny, true story of a millennial who paid out the ass for a few photos from me:

This jackass found me through Flickr, and, since he wasn't too far from where I lived, approached me for a few shots for his social media and dating accounts.

I explained I only shot film, not digital media, in hopes of shaking this loser, but he persisted, and so I shot two rolls, one on Kodak Portra and one on Fuji Acros, for a total of 24 exposures, at 10 bucks per.

Son of a bitch paid and paid cash, and reported great success using scans of my negatives....

I actually had to turn down business he sent my way.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:08 AM (/33sy)

379 @cthulhu For elementary school? Gant?

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:10 AM (qsMPD)

380 Shooting, and developing, film is fun.

Kids these days will never know the excitement of making out in the dark room.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 01:10 AM (GZ6Pf)

381 380 Shooting, and developing, film is fun.

Kids these days will never know the excitement of making out in the dark room.
Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 01:10 AM (GZ6Pf)
***
You sure your name isn't Gretchen?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:12 AM (/33sy)

382 My first 'serious' kiss/makeout session was in a darkroom....

The smell of acetic acid......

Even now, it affects me.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:13 AM (/33sy)

383 "You sure your name isn't Gretchen?"

Haha no. Doug?

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 01:14 AM (GZ6Pf)

384 379
@cthulhu For elementary school? Gant?

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:10 AM (qsMPD)


Yep.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

385 @cthulhu I went there too. 70'-77'. Then Stanford JrHi and the Millikan

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:16 AM (qsMPD)

386 383 "You sure your name isn't Gretchen?"

Haha no. Doug?
Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 01:14 AM (GZ6Pf)
***
No, she never called me that.

I wonder how many artsy geeks had their first serious encounter in a darkroom.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:16 AM (/33sy)

387 >>>I didn't announce my departure. I just left, as a gentleman ought to do.

The Irish Exit. It's a technique I've perfected.

When Cougar wants to leave, we have to say goodbye to every person there, shake hands, blah blah blah a bit, it takes 45 fucking minutes to get out the door.

When I'm ready to roll, I say thanks to the host real quiet like and split. That's if I'm feeling generous. Otherwise, I get a bunch of texts later saying "you still here?"

Posted by: DC in River City at January 15, 2016 01:16 AM (e+1S5)

388 373 There was an interview with David Bowie and Charlie Rose, not recent by a long shot. Bowie chain smoked the whole time. Probably had something to do with his skinny looks. Anyway, I watched the whole thing, really very interesting.

At any time he expected any project he did to be a fantastic flop (and some were) but he was always a real artist and innovator.
Posted by: navybrat at January 15, 2016 01:06 AM (8QGte)


Interesting Bowie post over at PJM.

https://tinyurl.com/h6hutx2

Posted by: rickl at January 15, 2016 01:17 AM (sdi6R)

389 "I wonder how many artsy geeks had their first serious encounter in a darkroom."

Well, mine wasn't the first, but definitely memorable.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 01:19 AM (LzzEz)

390 Otherwise, I get a bunch of texts later saying "you still here?"
Posted by: DC in River City
--------------------
Sometimes, if I'm feeling generous, I'll answer those with "you're still there??"

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 01:20 AM (uY5Mk)

391 hi all
ugh

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 01:21 AM (uZNvH)

392 hey chemjeff,

Can't sleep either?

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 01:22 AM (ahx2/)

393 389 "I wonder how many artsy geeks had their first serious encounter in a darkroom."

Well, mine wasn't the first, but definitely memorable.
Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 01:19 AM (LzzEz)
***
Mine was my first. Very memorable....

I miss her, more than 25 years later, and sometimes wonder what might have been....

But then I realize, I'd have been stuck in a town of 1500 souls and have been cement from the neck up, as Chandler said...

But I fight the temptation, whenever I develop with Rodinal, to look her up.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:22 AM (/33sy)

394 So, does Cruz represent Texas values, like Abortion Barbie, Shiela Jackson Lee and the lesbian Mayor of Houston?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (vQlX/)

I'm assuming you're joking, or being sarcastic, because those aren't Texas values.

They are the minority dumbfucks that every state has. Texas is one state still where dumbfucks aren't in the majority.

Posted by: Blano at January 15, 2016 01:22 AM (C3E0x)

395 I explained I only shot film, not digital media,
-----------------

* looks at Leica IIIF loaded with Ilford 100 sitting on coffee table*

Posted by: John Kasich at January 15, 2016 01:22 AM (ANVXm)

396 But first - I know most of you are animal lovers,
and that this is a group of the most decent people one could hope to
gather, so:

What's the deal with TNR of feral cat colonies? Trap, Neuter,
Relaease. Although I hear the Release is now renamed Return - as in ,
"return to his nautral habitat. Or, return this cat to your
neighborhood so he can use your flowerbexs as a waste receptacle, then
kill all the pretty birds."

Posted by: Chi at January 14, 2016 11:57 PM (uY5Mk)


Cause most adult feral cats are too wild to tame and there aren't enough homes even if they were tamable. Since they are really good at fending for themselves, it is kinder just to let them be once you make sure they are not going to explode the local cat population.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 15, 2016 01:23 AM (NPofj)

397 Crap. Sheds mailman's son sock.

Posted by: John Kasich at January 15, 2016 01:23 AM (ANVXm)

398 Kasich sock is sticky.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 15, 2016 01:24 AM (ANVXm)

399 Thanks for that Rickl.
G'night horde. Hope no one has nightmares of the scary, angry Rubio!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 15, 2016 01:24 AM (GzDYP)

400 395 I explained I only shot film, not digital media,
-----------------

* looks at Leica IIIF loaded with Ilford 100 sitting on coffee table*
Posted by: John Kasich at January 15, 2016 01:22 AM (ANVXm)
***
And how many rolls do you have waiting for a developing binge?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:25 AM (/33sy)

401 And how many rolls do you have waiting for a developing binge?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatin
----------------

Not bad, just two.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 15, 2016 01:27 AM (ANVXm)

402 @baldilocks I can pretty much see the VA from my from my front yard. I'm also a vet and go there.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:27 AM (qsMPD)

403 401 And how many rolls do you have waiting for a developing binge?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatin
----------------

Not bad, just two.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 15, 2016 01:27 AM (ANVXm)
***
Good. The longer the interval between developing sessions, the worse.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:28 AM (/33sy)

404
385
@cthulhu I went there too. 70'-77'. Then Stanford JrHi and the Millikan

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:16 AM (qsMPD)


We may have overlapped for a year or two -- but I only had 5th-6th grade there, which may have been '70-'71 +/-2.

12th ended in '79....so I should be able to say 2nd ended in '69, except I skipped 2nd.....so 3rd began in '69, which meant 5th began in '71. So it's most likely that I was there starting in '71. I started seventh grade in Davis in '73.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 01:28 AM (EzgxV)

405
But I fight the temptation, whenever I develop with Rodinal, to look her up.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:22 AM (/33sy)


That was my favorite developer in 1975. Thanks for mentioning it. I couldn't have remembered the name to save my life, though I can still see the bottle in my mind. What a blast from the past.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 15, 2016 01:30 AM (RcpcZ)

406 Don't forget Alan Rickman being editor and director of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie".

Posted by: Sam at January 15, 2016 01:31 AM (x15d2)

407 Off to sleep, perchance to dream of my angel, or of a few of my 'nieces.'

Or some combination thereof......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:32 AM (/33sy)

408 Uncle Palpatine
I had a black and white photography class at my university, and spent a few Saturdays in the darkroom. A small but cute Asian girl struck up a conversation, and we spent a few hours talking. I was going to ask for her number, but I delayed until we were out of the darkroom. In the normal light I could see she had a faint mustache. I gracefully said goodbye.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 01:32 AM (VdICR)

409 406
Don't forget Alan Rickman being editor and director of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie".



Posted by: Sam at January 15, 2016 01:31 AM (x15d2)
406
Don't forget Alan Rickman being editor and director of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie".



Posted by: Sam at January 15, 2016 01:31 AM (x15d2)


Well, he was best known for his sympathetic portrayal of cultured evil....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 01:33 AM (EzgxV)

410 405
But I fight the temptation, whenever I develop with Rodinal, to look her up.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:22 AM (/33sy)

That was my favorite developer in 1975. Thanks for mentioning it. I couldn't have remembered the name to save my life, though I can still see the bottle in my mind. What a blast from the past.
Posted by: Ed Anger at January 15, 2016 01:30 AM (RcpcZ)
***
There are only two developers for b&w: Rodinal and everything else.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:33 AM (/33sy)

411 Don't forget Alan Rickman being editor and director of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie".

Sponsored by IHOP.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 01:34 AM (ntObR)

412 @cthulhu Small world. The neighborhood really hasn't changed. It's still a nice place to live. However the wife and I have had enough of California's decline and are moving to Tennessee this Spring.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:34 AM (qsMPD)

413 Remember what a big deal Fromex was in the 1980s?

Still a few of them open in SoCal I believe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 01:34 AM (ntObR)

414
#410

Yep

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 15, 2016 01:34 AM (RcpcZ)

415 @qdpsteve There is a Fromex on 2nd. St in Belmont Shore.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:35 AM (qsMPD)

416 Beer Ninja, yup, that's the one I was thinking of. :-)

My family loves Domenico's down the street.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 01:36 AM (ntObR)

417 @qdpsteve Their pepperoni is the best.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:37 AM (qsMPD)

418 408 Uncle Palpatine
I had a black and white photography class at my university, and spent a few Saturdays in the darkroom. A small but cute Asian girl struck up a conversation, and we spent a few hours talking. I was going to ask for her number, but I delayed until we were out of the darkroom. In the normal light I could see she had a faint mustache. I gracefully said goodbye.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 01:32 AM (VdICR)
***
Think of her only in the best light, or in the dark.... The eye cannot always see beauty.

I have a niece who's the same; she's sweet and cute and beautiful.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:37 AM (/33sy)

419 Hmm, if I'm reading that article right, Rickman knew from the beginning the relevant spoiler in Deathly Hallows, which puts all those performances in a different light. I'll have to watch those again.

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 01:37 AM (ZbV+0)

420 412
@cthulhu Small world. The neighborhood really hasn't changed. It's still
a nice place to live. However the wife and I have had enough of
California's decline and are moving to Tennessee this Spring.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:34 AM (qsMPD)


What part of Tennessee? Like I said, the aunt and uncle who got married across the street ended up in Knoxville.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

421 Beer Ninja, yup. And they serve it the old fashioned way: crumbled on top, not sliced.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 01:38 AM (ntObR)

422 420 Either Nashville because more jobs or Clarksville where we have some old friends.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:39 AM (qsMPD)

423 414
#410

Yep
Posted by: Ed Anger at January 15, 2016 01:34 AM (RcpcZ)
***
Clearly, you're a man of nice judgement, and with excellent taste......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 01:40 AM (/33sy)

424 421 Yep, the pizza has a solid layer over every square inch. It's wonderful.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:41 AM (qsMPD)

425 SMFH yeah having difficulty sleeping it seems

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 01:42 AM (uZNvH)

426 The leading "scholar" in the field of so-called bio-ethics is Peter Singer, who thinks bestiality, post-partum infanticide and forced euthanasia are just ducky.

Bio-ethics is just Nazism without all those icky "national" parts.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 15, 2016 01:44 AM (0OG8D)

427 Home and scanned the comments a bit, but tired and ready to be through.

Don't know where the Villa Fontana Apts in Tulsa, but that was where the fire was, video of that woman that went viral, right. Points for trying, but she wasn't quite up to the level of that classic other woman "ain't nobody got time for that".

I had to map-search Pocola, OK. Down SouthEast, I see. Bit far for a meet-up for me. 'specially since I can't even seem to get to Tulsa. They don't let me out very often.

Captain Whitebread is another Okie, but I can't recall where. Southwest? And I thought I saw someone the other day saying they were middle-north OK, but I didn't recognize and don't recall the handle.

Now, I'm through.

Good Night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bed is calling at January 15, 2016 01:45 AM (XtR0g)

428 My angel did't recognize herself when I showed her the prints of a golden-hour shoot I did of her.



Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (/33sy)

You understand another way that last sentence reads, right?

Posted by: Blano at January 15, 2016 01:45 AM (C3E0x)

429 Hope you rest easy, chemjeff. I understand sleepless nights only too well.

As for me, think I'll try and do some reading.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 01:47 AM (ahx2/)

430 422
420 Either Nashville because more jobs or Clarksville where we have some old friends.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:39 AM (qsMPD)


One of the things that struck me around Nashville was how flat it was. Flat places remind me of Fresno or Bakersfield. I liked Knoxville or Chattanooga better. On the flip side, there is noplace in TN that is stupid enough to be running themselves into massive debt to build bullet trains. Or fund 1600 "State Board of Fapping Safety" organizations. Or try to make you buy carbon credits to legally exhale.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

431 Gonna call it a night all. Thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 01:48 AM (ntObR)

432 RIP Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

WTF?????

406 Don't forget Alan Rickman being editor and director of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie".
Posted by: Sam


THANK YOU! At least somebody remembered.

Just because someone is a good actor doesn't mean they're a good person.

I will freely admit, for example, that Sean Penn is a very very talented actor. There's no way to deny that. But aside from that one skill, he is a disaster as a human being, and a yammering buffoon and political sewage pit.

Alan Rickman is much the same. He is actually an even better actor than Penn, probably among the top 100 actors of the last 30 years.

But (left out of almost all his obituaries) he was an America-hating, Israel-hating, extreme leftist pro-totalitarian socialist asswipe.

Sorry, but it's true.

He ma have even had good interpersonal skills, so everyone in the film industry "liked" him.

But for all his good qualities, I just can't bring myself to mourn his passing much, because his political beliefs sickened me, and I know for a fact that he would have hated me.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 01:50 AM (jBuUi)

433 #408: Date her, and give her the gift of periodic visits to a local spa that also does waxing. The attendants will give her the advice that you can't give her.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 15, 2016 01:51 AM (0OG8D)

434 That response is charming and right.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 01:51 AM (VdICR)

435 426 The leading "scholar" in the field of so-called bio-ethics is Peter Singer, who thinks bestiality, post-partum infanticide and forced euthanasia are just ducky.

Bio-ethics is just Nazism without all those icky "national" parts.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016!


You left out that Peter Singer also thinks that animals are superior to human beings, and has confessed that he wouldn't mind if ALL of humanity was exterminated to make the planet safe for our bestial betters.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 01:53 AM (jBuUi)

436 430 Yeah, 4 terms of Jerry Brown will do that. And, it looks like they will be starting a permit system w/ background check for buying ammo soon too. I really can't be around for that. Of course if I was smart, I'd open a bulk ammo shop just over the NV state line on I-15.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:55 AM (qsMPD)

437 But for all his good qualities, I just can't bring myself to mourn his passing much,
---
But it means we'll never get Harry Potter 10: Snape's Revenge

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 01:56 AM (ZbV+0)

438 368
@cthulhu I live one street over on Chatwin Ave. Between the park and the library.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:00 AM (qsMPD)


I should also point out that you're right around the corner from the first and (so far) only place I've been thrown out a window. At the YMCA, just before karate class.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

439 @cthulhu Lol. That is where I learned to swim. The Y is still there.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 02:00 AM (qsMPD)

440 The home is currently uninhabitable, there are open holes in the roof and floors as well as extensive fire and water damage.

Current listing price: $600,000


I am unsure of Maetenloch's intent in posting this.

Are you noting that it's a good deal? Because it is a good deal. You can't get anything vaguely decent house-wise in SF for under $1.1 million, and for $600,000 for the land plus maybe $350,000 for constriction costs, you'll have a brand-new palace in a pretty good SF neighborhood for only $950,000. That's a steal. Well, not a steal, but a decent enough deal. You could probably then even flip it and make a small profit.

But why does it merit a post here? Scratching my head.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:00 AM (jBuUi)

441 I should also point out that you're right around the corner from the first and (so far) only place I've been thrown out a window.
Posted by: cthulhu
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You came close once again, motherfucker. I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: Tucker at January 15, 2016 02:02 AM (uY5Mk)

442 #435: I didn't know about that! The few things I'd read about him already made me feel I didn't need to know about his opinions on, well, anything else.

You're willing to keep digging on all that stuff, though, which is just one reason you're awesome, Zombie!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 15, 2016 02:02 AM (0OG8D)

443

But why does it merit a post here? Scratching my head.


Perhaps it's an example of the surreality of San Francisco.

The ... rougher ... neighborhoods of the San Jose area start at $750,000.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 15, 2016 02:06 AM (FlRtG)

444 439
@cthulhu Lol. That is where I learned to swim. The Y is still there.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 02:00 AM (qsMPD)


It's funny now, but when Chevy Chase said that the secret to his bits where he staggered through destroying sets was to keep going and not stop while it was dangerous -- I knew exactly what he was talking about. I was thrown through a window, kept going, and most of the danger was left at the window, most of the glass was left in the bushes, and I ended up on the other side without major harm. If I'd have stopped in the window, I might have cut myself in half on the glass still in the frame; if I'd stopped in the bushes, I could have had a myriad of small cuts.....but I stopped about three paces later and just was annoyed.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 02:09 AM (EzgxV)

445 Are you noting that it's a good deal? Because it is
a good deal. You can't get anything vaguely decent house-wise in SF for
under $1.1 million, and for $600,000 for the land plus maybe $350,000
for constriction costs, you'll have a brand-new palace in a pretty good
SF neighborhood for only $950,000. That's a steal. Well, not a steal,
but a decent enough deal. You could probably then even flip it and make a
small profit.



But why does it merit a post here? Scratching my head.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:00 AM (jBuUi)

Someone pointed out that the place was "historic" and under a lot of building restrictions so you likely could build nothing bigger than what's there now. Also, you can be sure whatever group was in charge of what you could and couldn't do with the property would likely drive you nuts picking at you plans.
There is a reason that it has sat empty and derelict for 15 years.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 15, 2016 02:09 AM (NPofj)

446 You're suppose to live a year as "a woman" and a year is fast coming up. I want to see if Jenner whacks it off. My guess is that he will chicken out.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 02:09 AM (iQIUe)

447 I just heard a Bowie story that no one knows because it happened to someone I know who just recounted it to me personally.

My acquaintance is a music journalist whose biggest brush with fame happened back in the '90s when he was assigned to do an interview with Bowie who was doing a press tour to promote one of his innumerable albums.

So my buddy goes in to interview Bowie, as he recounts, sits down, asks a question, and when Bowie opens his mouth to speak, my buddy couldn't help but notice that Bowie had totally rotten teeth. "My god," he thought to himself, "you can't tell in his videos or stage performances just how bad his teeth really are. I'm shocked." But he kept his cool and continued doing the interview. Even so, every time Bowie opened his mouth his grotesque teeth revealed themselves.

As the interview wound up, my friend was about to leave, and only then did Bowie reach into his mouth and pull out a set of fake novelty dentures intentionally designed to look atrocious, like the "Hilarious Hillbilly Teeth!!" you might find in a joke shop. Underneath them were perfectly white, straight, normal teeth.

Bowie then congratulated my buddy for keeping his cool the whole time, and said that he was the only interviewer all day who didn't reveal his disgust and shock.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:09 AM (jBuUi)

448 444 It does make for a good story you can tell your whole life.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 02:12 AM (qsMPD)

449 But why does it merit a post here? Scratching my head.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:00 AM (jBuUi)

I'm thinking the stupidity of it all.

Posted by: Blano at January 15, 2016 02:13 AM (C3E0x)

450 So zombie, got a story set about 2027 in SF post earthquake. Got any suggestions for things to add?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:15 AM (S6BIA)

451
But why does it merit a post here? Scratching my head.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:00 AM (jBuUi)



I'm thinking the stupidity of it all.
Posted by: Blano at January 15, 2016 02:13 AM (C3E0x)


I'm thinking zombie is executing Master Level troll. I had a few type-deletes trying not to respond to that.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 15, 2016 02:15 AM (1D4Ef)

452 432: Add Tim Robbins to your list. He's not dead yet but an intolerant leftist anti American douche. Heck of an actor though. Of course if we were going to list great actors who were despicable commie American haters, we would break the board.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 15, 2016 02:15 AM (NGd+i)

453 zombie ha

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 02:16 AM (uZNvH)

454 Someone pointed out that the place was "historic" and under a lot of building restrictions so you likely could build nothing bigger than what's there now. Also, you can be sure whatever group was in charge of what you could and couldn't do with the property would likely drive you nuts picking at you plans.
There is a reason that it has sat empty and derelict for 15 years.
Posted by: redbanzai


Oh, that's very true. I myself once, about ten years ago, was forced to navigate the San Francisco "Department of Building Inspection" and other red-tape bureaucratic hell-pits, and they are as bad as their reputation suggests. Truly "Kafka-esque" in the original meaning of the term -- endless, numbing, suicide-inducing purposeless bureaucracy.

So yeah, just having to deal with getting the permits for the tear-down and then the new permits for the construction make it not worthwhile.

But the price for the land is reasonable for this part of the world.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:16 AM (jBuUi)

455 Should give zombie a cameo. Hulking little black Asian ladyboy taking photos of the carnage.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 15, 2016 02:16 AM (1D4Ef)

456 But why does it merit a post here? Scratching my head.
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Two words:

Epic Housing Bubble

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 02:17 AM (ZbV+0)

457 Tim Robbins best role was in Howard the Duck.

And the Bowie story, zombie that is a good one because it shows Bowie was not all stuck on himself if he can make himself a prank.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:18 AM (S6BIA)

458 True, zombie, I did a legal remodel to my modest house, this was decades ago.
I hired an architect. We brought in the plans.
Guy at the desk looked at them and said "these plans aren't ready to be rejected".

Posted by: navybrat at January 15, 2016 02:18 AM (8QGte)

459
441
I should also point out that you're right around the corner from the
first and (so far) only place I've been thrown out a window.

Posted by: cthulhu

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You came close once again, motherfucker. I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: Tucker at January 15, 2016 02:02 AM (uY5Mk)


Next time I see Tucker, I can go all charm, 'cause I won't be using him to distract from my embarrassment towards his owner. We'll just see how hostile he is then.

Then, again, I'm sort of concerned that you'll wake up at 3 am with the little Houdini waving my wallet in your face instead of a rat.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 02:19 AM (EzgxV)

460 Guy at the desk looked at them and said "these plans aren't ready to be rejected".

Friend in the SJ area wants to add an extra bathroom to his 1 bathroom house. Permit alone would cost several thousand. He has the skills to do a lot of the renovation himself ... but the legal costs make it quite cost-prohibitive.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 15, 2016 02:21 AM (1D4Ef)

461 450 So zombie, got a story set about 2027 in SF post earthquake. Got any suggestions for things to add?
Posted by: Anna Puma


Mostly it should consist of hipsters with lumberjack shirts and "manly" beards wandering around after the quake starving to death because they are in reality totally incompetent baby-men who couldn't feed themselves if there isn't an app to deliver the food to their doorstep.

Meanwhile, the homeless people do very well in the post-quake apocalyptic landscape, because they already have all the necessary scavenging skills.

So there would be a total inversion of the social order, with the hipsters and the nerds groveling, cold and hungry, lorded over by the high-skilled bums.

Just riffing with ideas here...if the story is already written, don't let me mess it up!

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:22 AM (jBuUi)

462 Too soon for the starvation and the military is already there providing relief. But Alcatraz is being re-opened to hold the criminals.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:25 AM (S6BIA)

463 Who's president in 2027?

Or is this the Balkanized States of America?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 15, 2016 02:26 AM (1D4Ef)

464 SMFH okay have fun
what book are you reading?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 02:26 AM (uZNvH)

465 Speaking of running through glass, watching the Workprint of Blade Runner and Zhora just did her death scene.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:26 AM (S6BIA)

466 because they are in reality totally incompetent baby-men who couldn't
feed themselves if there isn't an app to deliver the food to their
doorstep.
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Possibly interesting character(s)-The one chinese takeout place that somehow survived sufficiently to still produce something edible that figures out how to operate in a barter environment first.

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 02:28 AM (ZbV+0)

467 Neal Stephenson in Snow Crash beautifully balkanized all of SoCal and the US in general.

Not quite that dystopic of a story.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:28 AM (S6BIA)

468 'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at January 15, 2016 02:29 AM (C3E0x)

469

So there would be a total inversion of the social order, with the hipsters and the nerds groveling, cold and hungry, lorded over by the high-skilled bums.


Almost works. Factor in all the North Face equipment that many of the metro's, skiers/snowboarders, and other REI- and bike-shop patrons already have ... and the wilderness at the top of the Oakland Hills ...

... Escape from SF ... only the strong and well-outfitted make it across the Bay Bridge, through Oakland-Berkeley-El Cerrito, to climb the hill.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 15, 2016 02:29 AM (FlRtG)

470 Already have an itinerant Vietnamese restaurant in story. Basically two food trucks lashed together in a now vacant lot. And by the time the health inspectors show up they will be gone.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:30 AM (S6BIA)

471 I hired an architect. We brought in the plans.
Guy at the desk looked at them and said "these plans aren't ready to be rejected".
Posted by: navybrat


Classic snark!

In my case, it was a San Francisco property that was zoned commercial, but was also registered as an Historic Building, so we were thrust into this typical SF-style Catch-22 in which we were absolutely REQUIRED to provide ADA-complaint fire exits, but absolutely FORBIDDEN to make any changes to the building.

There was a perfectly decent fire-escape hallway, with the walls on either side being part of the historic structure (and thus untouchable), but the hallway was (if I remember correctly) exactly 37 inches wide, whereas the rules stated that to be disabled compliant, the hallway needed to be no less than 38 inches wide.

The Little Hitlers in the city bureaucracy would not budge (an inch! Ha!) on this missing inch, and would not certify the existing fire exit as being a legally acceptable fire exit.

We applied for a "waiver," but because we didn't bribe the right people and were not friends with so-and-so, the request was denied.

Because of One. Goddamn. Inch.

This went on for months and months, and my team eventually gave up and abandoned the whole business idea we had for that building.

Total nightmare.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:32 AM (jBuUi)

472 G'nite Horde!

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 15, 2016 02:32 AM (1D4Ef)

473 complaint = compliant

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:32 AM (jBuUi)

474 Reading Leave Her To Heaven.

Pretty good thus far.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 02:33 AM (ahx2/)

475 Leave Her to Heaven, wasn't that a Gene Tierney movie were she set about killing anyone who was close to her husband?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:34 AM (S6BIA)

476 So zombie, got a story set about 2027 in SF post earthquake. Got any suggestions for things to add?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:15 AM (S6BIA)


Assless chaps are a given...

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2016 02:34 AM (vBeA5)

477 Yes it was Anna.

Saw the movie a few weeks ago. Downloaded the book onto my Kindle a while back, and have just started reading it this evening.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 02:39 AM (ahx2/)

478 About this SF disaster story. Is the mayor accused of sexism and ageism because they wish to help the women and children who are, as always, the hardest hit?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 02:39 AM (YJmuy)

479 Too soon for the starvation and the military is already there providing relief. ...
Posted by: Anna Puma

Not quite that dystopic of a story.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Hmmm...that actually makes it much more difficult. With full-on Mad-Mad-esque dystopia, there's all sorts of ideas one could use...but with an "Everything is under control! It's not that bad, folks!" situation, it's only marginally different than how things already are, so the wild ideas are not viable.

A non-dystopian post-Earthquake 2027 SF. Have to ponder that one for a while!

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:41 AM (jBuUi)

480 Mad-Mad-esque = Mad-Max-esque

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:41 AM (jBuUi)

481 Well I am 48,700 words into story.

And one character just made me go 'DERP!' for suggesting something that makes total sense. So running with it. Still won't get all the answers they are looking for so will still need to pound pavement. Just not as much.

So things are always possible.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:42 AM (S6BIA)

482 Also, 2027 is only 11 years in the future, so society and technology won't really be that different. Again, the nearness in time and near-normalness of condition make it more difficult to visualize because it's more subtle.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:45 AM (jBuUi)

483 I am not writing about the disaster. I have an amateur team who has been hired to find someone post earthquake. But there are many complications due to the disaster. Just looking for things to put in the background for atmosphere that are SF-centric.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:46 AM (S6BIA)

484 >>>So zombie, got a story set about 2027 in SF post earthquake. Got any suggestions for things to add?



Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:15 AM (S6BIA)<<<




Could we be of any help?

Posted by: Rooftop Koreans at January 15, 2016 02:47 AM (H9MG5)

485 Here's an idea:

Chelsea Clinton, running for President in the 2028 elections, helicopters in to Chrissy Field so she can attend a big-donor fundraiser in Pacific Heights, amidst the ruins. Totally heartless and venal.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:48 AM (jBuUi)

486 Just looking for things to put in the background for atmosphere that are SF-centric.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Ah, now I see.

By "things" do you mean physical structures and attributes, or social trends, or local "culture", or ... ?

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:50 AM (jBuUi)

487 402 @baldilocks I can pretty much see the VA from my from my front yard. I'm also a vet and go there.
Posted by: Beer Ninja at January 15, 2016 01:27 AM (qsMPD)

Cool. Next westcoast MoMe?

Posted by: baldilocks at January 15, 2016 02:52 AM (ys2UW)

488 Lets see...
Golden Gate Bridge is gone and other bridges damaged. Only some ferry boats work. Pier 48 has a huge military relief compound. Transamerica, lot of the glass has popped. The new city morgue built in 2017 is destroyed. Candlestick Arena still stands and so does most of the Embarcadero

Already busted rich hipsters with their BMW electric cars hacking the charging stations for free power.

But yeah, Presidential candidate Chelsea Clinton swinging through, that could get interesting.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:55 AM (S6BIA)

489 Sounds like a horror story with Chelsea as prez, Anna.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 02:56 AM (ahx2/)

490 Then again, can't be nearly as scary as the shit happening now.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 02:57 AM (ahx2/)

491 Am leaving the exact year a bit nebulous but I figure at least a decade from now should be good.

And if Chelsea is like dear ol mother, she will campaign multiple times until she gets to be President.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 02:58 AM (S6BIA)

492 Also, 2027 is only 11 years in the future, so society and technology won't really be that different.
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The transmats will aid in the recovery effort

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 02:59 AM (ZbV+0)

493 Candlestick Arena still stands and so does most of the Embarcadero

You may have to change this -- they already tore down Candlestick a few months ago!

http://www.49ers.com/photos/photo-gallery/ Candlestick-Park-Demolition/b9c3cf8a-5bdc-4b6b-9b74-e09087742148

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:59 AM (jBuUi)

494 don't forget the mutant gay zombies

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 02:59 AM (uZNvH)

495 well I will see if I can get some rest now
good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 03:00 AM (uZNvH)

496 SMFH you are making me want to add as some of that background a newscaster reporting that 'Reports of cannibalism at the Westfield San Francisco Center were greatly in error.'

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 03:00 AM (S6BIA)

497 Then again, can't be nearly as scary as the shit happening now.
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UN president Barack Obama organizing a relief effort from among the 57 islamic states consisting of 10 million Red Crescent volunteers

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 03:01 AM (ZbV+0)

498 But yeah, Presidential candidate Chelsea Clinton swinging through, that could get interesting.

Hope nobody points a Soviet made Malenkov Missile* at her chopper.

*Semi-obscure reference that's surprisingly appropriate in this context.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 03:01 AM (YJmuy)

499 hahaha

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 03:01 AM (ahx2/)

500 Zombie, already did. It is a wonderful structure of reinforced concrete in my story with these giant screens all around the outside. Even redirected 101 to feed Candlestick's parking lot.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 03:02 AM (S6BIA)

501 The transmats will aid in the recovery effort

Heh, transplats if you set the controls wrong.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 03:02 AM (YJmuy)

502 493
Candlestick Arena still stands and so does most of the Embarcadero



You may have to change this -- they already tore down Candlestick a few months ago!



http://www.49ers.com/photos/photo-gallery/ Candlestick-Park-Demolition/b9c3cf8a-5bdc-4b6b-9b74-e09087742148

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 02:59 AM (jBuUi)


Yeah, hi....49ers play in a stadium purchased by stealing $4000 from me and $4000 from the fiancee.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

503 "We applied for a 'waiver,' but because we didn't bribe the right people
and were not friends with so-and-so, the request was denied."

In SF, you need to be paying proxied bribes (via an "expediter") before the permit application even gets filed in the first place. And that's for stuff without historic limitations.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 15, 2016 03:04 AM (noWW6)

504 Levi Stadium, where the mayor of Santa Clara would be more than happy for the Raiders to share the stadium with the 49ers.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 03:06 AM (ahx2/)

505 OK, Anna, here's my big idea:

Green Anarchists are thrilled at the earthquake's destruction, but also disappointed that it wasn't total destruction, enough to restore the SF Peninsula to its pristine preferred "natural" state with no civilization whatsoever.

So, to give nature a "helping hand," Green Anarchist demolition terror squads roam the post-quake city blowing up MORE buildings and trying to bring down anything that's damaged and unguarded, hoping to push the city past a tipping point to where everyone just gives up trying to save it, leaving it to return to nature.

So law enforcement has its hands full just dealing wit the eco-terrorists, much less everything else that's happened.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 03:06 AM (jBuUi)

506 Maet, bang up ONT! Thank You!

Posted by: Scottst at January 15, 2016 03:07 AM (Ltygl)

507 Rather see my Raiders play here than in the whiners' stadium (no offense, cooth):

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14572902/red-mccombs-trying-lure-oakland-raiders-san-antonio

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 03:08 AM (ahx2/)

508 Transamerica Pyramid? Alien lifeboat, and they bug out.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 03:09 AM (YJmuy)

509 My poor FBI agents are already stressing out in the story... but boy howdy do I have an agent looking for reassignment to help catch the Green Anarchists.

And to have... dare I ... President-elect Chelsea Clinton flying in to represent the Unity Party?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 03:09 AM (S6BIA)

510 And to have... dare I ... President-elect Chelsea Clinton flying in to represent the Unity Party?

Maybe it's her, maybe it's a lemur in a Chelsea suit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 03:11 AM (YJmuy)

511 So, to give nature a "helping hand," Green Anarchist demolition terror
squads roam the post-quake city blowing up MORE buildings and trying to
bring down anything that's damaged and unguarded,
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What happens to gas and electricity in an earthquake?

If power lines are down, electricity will be out. Doubly so if the production facilities were affected. If not forced off by physical damage, would it remain in service?

I have no idea about gas if the lines aren't compromised by damage.

If both are active, but residents are evacuating, then zombie's green terror groups don't even have to smuggle explosives into the area, just go building to building opening gas lines and leaving lights on and Boom.

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 03:14 AM (ZbV+0)

512 Chelsea Clinton flying in to represent the Unity Party?
Posted by: Anna Puma


I was thinking too that she should represnet a new political party but was trying to think of something more colorful and interesting than the "Unity Party."

Realistically, if Trump and Sanders tear apart the existing parties, and things get realigned, fast forward 12 years and we'd have to have some kind of populist-socialist party. What would be the best name for it?

(I'm trying to think of names they'd actually use for real.)

The Community Party?

The Forward Party?

The People's Liberty Party?

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 03:15 AM (jBuUi)

513 CalTrains has had tunnel collapses. The city morgue was finished off when the gas main going to it ruptured and burnt it down.

I have made allusions to large chunks of city being without power. But Candlestick Arena? Got power for the big screens and search lights.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 03:17 AM (S6BIA)

514 If both are active, but residents are evacuating, then zombie's green
terror groups don't even have to smuggle explosives into the area, just
go building to building opening gas lines and leaving lights on and
Boom.


For how that might look when a gas main does go boom: http://preview.tinyurl.com/pw8zevh (sfw)

And it's not that far from SF.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 03:18 AM (YJmuy)

515 So far resisted making any references to Point Richmond across the bay going up.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 03:20 AM (S6BIA)

516 "What happens to gas and electricity in an earthquake?"

After the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, a huge swathe of the Marina District in SF burned completely due to fires fed from ruptured gas mains.

Electricity typically gets cut at once and then is restored only in very slow and cautious increments. Again because of concerns regarding fire: the risk of repowering electric appliances and whatnot which may have been rendered in an unsafe condition by the temblor.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 15, 2016 03:24 AM (noWW6)

517 G'night everyone. Thanks to Anna's inspiration I think I'll re-read the classic book, "The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 03:25 AM (YJmuy)

518 And I should work in references to buildings now having their own back-up power?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 03:26 AM (S6BIA)

519 But Candlestick Arena? Got power for the big screens and search lights.
Posted by: Anna Puma


I'm still a little confused by this, and recommend you research this carefully.

People are obsessive and possessive about their sports stadium histories. If you get it wrong, they will eat you alive.

Currently there is not now, nor has there ever been, a place called "Candlestick Arena."

There used to be a sports stadium called "Candlestick Park" -- but that is completely gone now, demolished down to the last rivet, so that nothing whatsoever remains except a flat construction site.

A investment group already has the permits to build a mall and housing there, and claim it will be up and in use by 2017. And it won't be called "Candlestick Arena."

There are no screens, no lights, nothing there at all.

Is part of your plot that, in the future, someone builds a new stadium on the site called Candlestick Arena, and this new stadium gets knocked down by the quake?

If not: research the Candlestick site's current condition and future plans, to get it "right" for picky locals!

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 03:28 AM (jBuUi)

520 As most everybody knows who has half a brain, you're not buying a house for $600,000. You're buying a location. And since, in this case, that location is in a city with very little new development but lots of people who want to live here (and right now, lots of high-paying jobs), the location is a bit pricey.

Posted by: debiesam at January 15, 2016 03:29 AM (bz0gL)

521 I'm trying to think of names they'd actually use for real.
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Didn't obama originally simultaneously run in Illinois (for state senate) as both a dem and a member of the brilliantly original "New Party"?

Posted by: Methos at January 15, 2016 03:30 AM (ZbV+0)

522 Currently there is not now, nor has there ever been, a place called "Candlestick Arena."
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Isn't that across the street from Wrigley Stadium?

Posted by: Jeff Gordon at January 15, 2016 03:32 AM (ZbV+0)

523 Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 03:15 AM (jBuUi)



I'd just like some truth in labeling. The whole Left Wing / Right Wing thing has been inverted and no longer means anything. Seriously. The right wing were originally the Royalists. Now we've got a left wing that's for infinite central powers and a right wing that's for individual liberty. That's as opposite as a thing can get.



Our Democrats/Liberals/Progressives are closet Marxists, and conservative means anything from a religious social issues campaigner, to someone for fiscal sanity, to a small l libertarian.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 15, 2016 03:33 AM (J+mig)

524 *bangs head into desk*

Add Author's Note

This San Francisco is based upon the real one, but liberties have been taken.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 03:37 AM (S6BIA)

525 OK, Anna, this is my last suggestion before hitting the hay:

Little known to almost everyone outside the SF Fire Department and monomaniacal local SF history buffs, underneath 21 specific intersections around the city are huge circular tanks, installed in 1907, and still marked to this day by bricks arranged in circles visible in the asphalt; each of these tanks are permanently filled with millions of gallons of water to use as emergency fire-suppression water sources should the water mains break in a quake as the did in 1906.

Fearing that the same thing would happen again in the next quake and fire, the city elders in '06 ordered these secret underground reservoirs to be hidden all over the city, but their locations not to be publicized, to avoid vandalism and theft of the water.

They're all still there. If you pay close attention when wandering around the city, you can sometimes notice these strange brick circles in the street, at intersections. Even oldtimers don't know their true purpose. The most common tale is that they mark disused cable car turnarounds, but that's wrong.

Put those secret anti-quake/fire water tanks in the book and you'll earn a lot of fans.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 03:38 AM (jBuUi)

526 >>>Currently there is not now, nor has there ever been, a place called "Candlestick Arena."
<<<




Candlestick Arena is an American icon. Just like Cominsky Field and Lambert Field.

Posted by: SCOAMF and Lurch at January 15, 2016 03:39 AM (H9MG5)

527 Add Author's Note

This San Francisco is based upon the real one, but liberties have been taken.
Posted by: Anna Puma


You'v got to make that VERY CLEAR to the readers right up front.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 03:40 AM (jBuUi)

528 About this SF disaster story. Is the mayor accused of sexism and ageism because they wish to help the women and children who are, as always, the hardest hit?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 02:39 AM (YJmuy)


The mayor, in a long radition since Newsome, is too busy performing filatio on a microphone...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRpcJaGSU8Y

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2016 03:52 AM (vBeA5)

529 OT

I had one of the best seats at the debate last night. Sitting right here at home, reading The Hordes comments while watching/listening to the debate on Picture in a Picture screen.

One thing was pretty clear to me, and I wanted to drop it off here and see if anyone else agreed. It seemed the North Charleston Collesium was jammed packed with Miss Lindsy Republicans. They all cheered loudest for Jeb! and Rubio, and the boo's were all directed at Trump and Cruz. Rinsed Penis had obviously used his chairmanship powers to load the place up with folks who tried to make the front runners look bad.

I have to wonder if this tactic was even remotely successful, or did the national audience see right through it? is this "firewall" in SC going to have any affects? I know it didn't reflect the majority opinion, the people of SC poll very strongly for Trump, Cruz...

Thanks for considering this.

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr (clinger, get it!?) at January 15, 2016 04:16 AM (Lu8kB)

530 Chelsea is out trying to get some new juice in Hildabeast' campaign but talk about privileged she's as close to a princess as you can get here.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 15, 2016 04:20 AM (hk3Fb)

531 Thanks for considering this.

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr (clinger, get it!?) at January 15, 2016 04:16 AM (Lu8kB)


The debates are quickly degrading to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Uh-AFFDys

Posted by: The Bim Bam Hat at January 15, 2016 04:21 AM (vBeA5)

532 531 Thanks for considering this.

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr (clinger, get it!?) at January 15, 2016 04:16 AM (Lu8kB)

The debates are quickly degrading to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Uh-AFFDys



I appreciate it Hat.

At least THAT had some humor, unlike the debate.

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr (clinger, get it!?) at January 15, 2016 04:32 AM (Lu8kB)

533 I wish I could have watched the debate, seen all the rest of them so now I'm searching around for reaction. So far I have seen for winner 1 Cruz and 1 Trump.

Posted by: Skip at January 15, 2016 04:34 AM (hk3Fb)

534 Chelsea is out trying to get some new juice in Hildabeast' campaign but talk about privileged she's as close to a princess as you can get here. Good morning horde
Posted by: Skip


I still would not hit that. I suspect hubby+baby are really Japanese robot+IVF.

Posted by: frog at January 15, 2016 04:38 AM (GKF1b)

535 Skip, this was posted on the thread before the ONT last night, about halfway through the debate. Have you checked CNN for an update?



830 Drudge "who are you saying won no matter what poll":


TRUMP 60.65% (12,583 votes)
CRUZ 27.79% (5,766 votes)
RUBIO 6.21% (1,289 votes)
KASICH 1.46% (303 votes)
BUSH 1.37% (285 votes)



Posted by: Meremortal at January 14, 2016 10:13 PM (3myMJ)

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr (clinger, get it!?) at January 15, 2016 04:48 AM (Lu8kB)

536 I mean Drudge, not CNN

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr (clinger, get it!?) at January 15, 2016 04:49 AM (Lu8kB)

537 I'm sure !beJ¡ won the debate. No matter what any stupid online poll says.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at January 15, 2016 05:00 AM (WVsWD)

538 Russia Moves Ahead With Building New Aircraft Carriers

Russia Moves Ahead With Building New Aircraft Carriers

Posted by: The Not-So-Flattop Hat at January 15, 2016 05:06 AM (vBeA5)

539 Oregon Standoff: Harney County Fire Chief Resigns... No longer Trusts The Local Government!

http://bit.ly/1Pfid2O

Posted by: The Oregon Hat at January 15, 2016 05:07 AM (vBeA5)

540 Russia Moves Ahead With Building New Aircraft Carriers

We're gonna have to talk.....

Posted by: Washington Naval Treaty at January 15, 2016 05:08 AM (WWdgA)

541 Oregon Standoff: Harney County Fire Chief Resigns... No longer Trusts The Local Government!

I saw that earlier today and didn't know what to make of it.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 05:10 AM (WWdgA)

542
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 03:26 AM (S6BIA)
_________________________

It really should be a comedy....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 15, 2016 05:11 AM (3b1Av)

543 Ted Cruise is now the next Potus. He powned the donald. Tonight he got the evangelical shit toned into a package that the GOP establishment let alone the DNC can't handle.

Ted just made every other bitch on that stage look like they were playing catchup. Even the donald was weak.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 15, 2016 05:16 AM (HUeC4)

544 Does SF have a significant Muslim neighborhood somewhere? A Muzzie rampage through the Castro district post-earthquake would be fun.

Posted by: Fey Flying Friscans at January 15, 2016 05:22 AM (GKF1b)

545 Don't forget Alan Rickman being editor and director of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie".

Posted by: Sam at January 15, 2016 01:31 AM (x15d2)


I had no idea. What a despicable piece of shit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 05:24 AM (zc3Db)

546 Night all.

Here is "Be All End All" by Anthrax:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky20ckAHi_E

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2016 05:42 AM (vBeA5)

547 Candlestick Arena is an American icon. Just like Cominsky Field and Lambert Field.


And Campden Yards.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 15, 2016 05:45 AM (HMt16)

548 Morning Mood Music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg6oN3hazoo

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 15, 2016 05:47 AM (HMt16)

549 543 Ted Cruise

Who dat? Tom Cruise's brother?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 15, 2016 05:48 AM (HMt16)

550 >>> Don't forget Alan Rickman being editor and director of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie".

I heard that project fell flat.

Posted by: Siberian Black Pied Pig at January 15, 2016 05:51 AM (AfsKp)

551 Off, pigskin sock.

Posted by: fluffy at January 15, 2016 05:54 AM (AfsKp)

552 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 15, 2016 05:54 AM (ptqRm)

553 I had no idea. What a despicable piece of shit.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


The left don't look at facts in individual cases to figure out who's right or wrong. Instead, they fall in love with a narrative, and cling to it no matter what.
They can't accept that certain problems may be intractable.

They will never accept that 99% of the Palestinians' misery is due to the Palestinians themselves, and only they are capable of making the necessary changes.

Posted by: Merkel jerk at January 15, 2016 06:07 AM (GKF1b)

554 550 >>> Don't forget Alan Rickman being editor and director of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie".

I heard that project fell flat.


Yep. It tanked.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 15, 2016 06:13 AM (HMt16)

555 That angry, screaming Corrie face. You can't reason with that. They are rebels with an insatiable need for a cause. And that cause must be as black and white and simplistic as a Hollywood action flick.

Posted by: Merkel jerk at January 15, 2016 06:25 AM (GKF1b)

556 >>> That angry, screaming Corrie face. You can't reason with that.

I'd hit it.

Posted by: Caterpillar D9 at January 15, 2016 06:36 AM (AfsKp)

557 That angry, screaming Corrie face. "

Looks very similar to the poster that Insty uses of that white female University teacher with the glasses yelling during the recent protests.

They all come from the same mold, driven by the same hate, with the same desired end state.


Power.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 15, 2016 06:36 AM (ptqRm)

558 re: Bowie's eyes, there was an old Nat'l Lampoon "Billboard Hot 100" spoof that had in one of the spots "Don't it Make my Brown Eye Blue" by David Bowie

I always think of that when the subject of his different colored eyes comes up.

(Another entry was "Goodbye Yellow Brick Load" by Elton's John)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 15, 2016 06:44 AM (HMt16)

559 Rachel Corrie - it was a bulldozer, not a tank.

I always felt bad for the guy driving it.,

Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 06:46 AM (cbfNE)

560 Terrorist on hoverboard falls and blows himself up


https://goo.gl/W750MG

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 06:50 AM (iQIUe)

561 Hey, can y'all keep it down out here, please? Some of us are trying not to be awake.

This means you, especially, noisy yellow cat!

Posted by: mindful webworker - grump grump gripe at January 15, 2016 06:51 AM (XtR0g)

562 The Corrie family never had a case. Not sure why the Israeli civil court allowed them to proceed. The corrie's own expert testified the driver could not see her. The ones who claim he did were her fellow ISM terrorists who were far off to the side and not in the cab.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 06:53 AM (iQIUe)

563 Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2016 03:38 AM (jBuUi)

That is SO COOL!!!!!

Thanks for that tidbit of info.

The city I grew up in, aside from power, water would also be unreliable after an earthquake (because no power for pumps).
Don't know about SF, what's the water situation there..

Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 06:56 AM (cbfNE)

564 Corrie was more valuable to the Palestinians as a dead Martyr then a living accident survivor.


Must be a bitch for the family when they ask themselves "Could she have survived?".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 15, 2016 06:58 AM (ptqRm)

565 Le NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 15, 2016 07:00 AM (ptqRm)

566
They may have made a deal where Trump is Prez first for one term and Cruz is VP. After that Cruz runs for Prez and Donald retires.



Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 12:21 AM (MQEz6)
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I don't think the deal is quite that deep, be hilarious if it was and they were really working together (ie actually talking weekly about this stuff) but I think the deal\discussion they had back in the late spring was a basic agreement that Jeb\Rubio and few other type candidates needed to be denied the nomination, that they would be disasters in office, and that they should work together to make sure that didn't happen. Along with that goal it would be best if they didn't attack one another till that goal was accomplished, that it would be waste of time and energy to do that. I think they both ended up doing a little better than expected in the opening few months so now they find themselves both having real shots and are forced to at least lightly attack one another a little ahead of schedule. I don't think Ted thought he'd be fighting Trump in IA, I think he thought at best Trump would be battling for third. Basically I think they thought Bush+Someone else would be in the high teens, and they'd be in the low twenties... meaning both of them could direct their fire at those other guys and work to collect delegates to shut them out, but that ended up not really being the case due to level of their successes and the collapse and stupidity of other candidates and the dumb moves the GOPe has made that played into their hands.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 15, 2016 09:31 AM (MbrzC)

567 297 Trump has rented Iowa theaters to show 13 Hours


He must read the comments here

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 12:31 AM (zOTsN)
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Someone on his staff clearly do. The Horde brings it up at 7-8am... by 5pm it's a reality. Though the Horde did suggest more than one theater, but the campaign may want to test effectiveness, or work out more logistics of how to best capture non-trump voters into the campaign via that vehicle before pouring ton of money down that hole.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 15, 2016 09:36 AM (MbrzC)

568 hm

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 15, 2016 10:13 AM (UnJ7w)

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