Overnight Open Thread (15 Jan 2016)

Sorry Marco Rubio, I'm not buying you promising that there'll be no amnesty if you're President.

Cold War Aircraft

One of these days I'm gonna sign up to fly in one of these puppies. I'd choose the F-4. The slowly fading art of flying, and maintaining, Cold War era jets.

Electromagnetic Warfare

Is the U.S. military ready if war 'goes dark'?

Expiration Dates

Wut?

I'm sorry, but if you call yourself American, seeing sailors on their knees with their hands behind their heads should be embarrassing and should piss you off. Not so says the White House. But hey, this is the same crew that thinks denying air support in the fight against the Taliban is fine too. They'd rather have dead Americans than risk the potential of civilian casualties.

Brooklyn Gang Rape Case

Well this case is taking a strange turn. I thought the case was odd from the get go.

How To Drive Safely In Winter

For those of you lucky to have enjoyed winter this year.

Cauliflower

I had no idea cauliflower had become so popular. I can't stand it.

BS

Sad that she is actually getting money for this BS. A Powerball reimbursement Go Fund Me page has been created for a woman who says she spent all her money on lottery tickets.

Embarrassing Police Video

I'm pretty sure the TSA uses this as a training video.

Government

US government will work with car makers on safety issues.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by cosplay of the week:

Top dog image via

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1 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:02 PM (voOPb)

2 That is one happy puppy up top.
That pic warms my heart...

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 10:04 PM (uY5Mk)

3 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 10:04 PM (EzgxV)

4 Hi y'all!

Posted by: tbodie at January 15, 2016 10:04 PM (GHHRC)

5 Hey-yo!

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:05 PM (vsbNu)

6 We need to all pitch in and purchase a pirate fleet and pillage the oceans.. maybe north Korea will sell some 'H-Bombs'

Posted by: The Doomed Millinieal at January 15, 2016 10:05 PM (lErlm)

7 Yay! ONT!!!

Posted by: EC at January 15, 2016 10:05 PM (j8YpL)

8 CDR M, I agree with you on Rubio.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:05 PM (vsbNu)

9 Job well done CDR M.

Top notch dog links.
Beggars on the internet now, how cool

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:06 PM (voOPb)

10 Yeah logprof, Rubio showed his true colors with the Gang of 8. That's his true position. Everything else is just words meant to fool voters.

Posted by: CDR M at January 15, 2016 10:07 PM (SCx0h)

11 Happy ONT my precious poppets!

A long weekend for me. Three long days to luxuriate in squalid pantslessness if it pleases me.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 15, 2016 10:07 PM (jR7Wy)

12 Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:05 PM (vsbNu)

At this point I don't *care* what he *says* because I've seen what he does, and that means anything he says has a very good chance of being a lie.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 10:07 PM (GDulk)

13 I thought dogs could smell cookies from 2 miles away 30 feet underground.

Maybe that's pigs and truffles.

N/M

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:07 PM (qUNWi)

14 Oh yeah cauliflower sucks. If you have to put cheese on it to eat it. It's not good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:08 PM (voOPb)

15 After reading Ace's movie review, I might have to go see 13 Hours.

Posted by: CDR M at January 15, 2016 10:08 PM (SCx0h)

16 my hubby flew phantoms. Very very loud. like the sky is ripping.

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:08 PM (zOTsN)

17 I like Cauliflower dambit!

Needs the cheese tho.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:09 PM (qUNWi)

18 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2016 10:09 PM (KCxzN)

19 15 After reading Ace's movie review, I might have to go see 13 Hours.
Posted by: CDR M at January 15, 2016 10:08 PM (SCx0h)

--Me too, but I'll wait until it gets to the cheap second-run theater here.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:09 PM (vsbNu)

20 Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:08 PM (zOTsN)


I saw (and heard) the Japanese flying them out of Misawa AB on my earlier deployments. Damn they were loud.

Posted by: CDR M at January 15, 2016 10:09 PM (SCx0h)

21 Fighter jets flying by will clear out your sinuses.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:10 PM (qUNWi)

22 Rubio is Lucy with a football... hopefully the US doesn't play Charlie Brown.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 15, 2016 10:10 PM (NPofj)

23 Speaking of 13 Hours, did or did not Michael Bay make that Alamo movie that bombed a few years ago?

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:10 PM (vsbNu)

24 Debate before last Rubio basically said illegals after 10 years
Would be granted amnesty.

He sure likes to co author legislation with D-NY senators

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:10 PM (voOPb)

25 Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:09 PM (vsbNu)


I have to take the kids to see The Force Awakens again. They want to see it in IMAX 3D again.

Posted by: CDR M at January 15, 2016 10:10 PM (SCx0h)

26 THe writing talking about how big the TA-4 Skyhawk seems should remember something.

Size wise, the TA-4 is about 8ft longer but has half the wing-span of another Douglas product - TBD-1 Devastator.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:11 PM (S6BIA)

27 We like new...it smells like the leather front seat of the Scoo-bee van before Hillary takes a seat. Then of course it takes the fragrance of a Russian trawler with a large catch of cod rotting at the dock in a summer`s heat!

Posted by: Tyler Mason at January 15, 2016 10:11 PM (VZewk)

28 Question from last thread for any who've seen 13 Hours:

Is the movie such that I can take a 12 year old daughter who used to get nightmares? I want my kids to know what happened (although I've told them about it) but don't want to have to deal with more than a rational amount of sobbing (of which I expect to be doing my own share).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 10:11 PM (GDulk)

29 eer The writer...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:12 PM (S6BIA)

30 >>I saw (and heard) the Japanese flying them out of Misawa AB on my earlier deployments. Damn they were loud.
Posted by: CDR M

It's been said that the Phantom is America's proof to the world that anything will fly if you put big enough engines on it.

Posted by: Aviator at January 15, 2016 10:12 PM (c7vUv)

31 Rubio finished at the bottom of his class in law school, but graduated with honors from his anger management classes...all six court mandated ones.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 10:12 PM (4ErVI)

32 I'd give my left nut to feel as content as that dog looks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:12 PM (kpqmD)

33 When Segregation Becomes Social Justice

College campuses are quickly becoming ground zero for the new Politically Correct racial segregation, from racially segregated lounges to racial "safe spaces". Now, Oregon State University is hosting racially segregated "Social Justice Retreat"...

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10815

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2016 10:12 PM (vBeA5)

34 Could someone convey to Ace,

"shoo-in"

As in, all that is left to do is shoo them in(to the coop like chickens, say)


I am not a grammar nazi. But if there is ever a JONS for colloquialisms, I may give it a peek.

Posted by: Kindltot - who has just rented a mini-van at January 15, 2016 10:12 PM (q2o38)

35 I have to go watch that "expiration date" video - I can tell you stories, for sure.
Meet the right couple guys at the grocery store, and you can save buckets of money...

And, cauliflower is best when roasted in the oven. Halfway through, pour melted butter over it. Damned good stuff.

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 10:13 PM (uY5Mk)

36 28 Question from last thread for any who've seen 13 Hours:

Is the movie such that I can take a 12 year old daughter who used to get nightmares? I want my kids to know what happened (although I've told them about it) but don't want to have to deal with more than a rational amount of sobbing (of which I expect to be doing my own share).
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 10:11 PM (GDulk)

I haven't seen the movie but it doesn't sound like something I'd take a sensitive pre-teen kid to go see.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:14 PM (kpqmD)

37 OK, so I'm first.

NOT

Looks like the dog posted is a yellow lab.

Ours is just starting to use her back leg where she tore her acl. Then it got infected, she's finally using her back over $3000 later. Uggh.

Happy to see she's reverting ro her old self, more playful.

Posted by: Farmer at January 15, 2016 10:14 PM (o/90i)

38 Bay did not do The Alamo

he did however do Pearl Harbor, one of the worst films ever

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:14 PM (zOTsN)

39 I'd give my left nut to feel as content as that dog looks.

Posted by: Insomniac


It's just gas and/or a severe gum infection.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 15, 2016 10:14 PM (AJ1u5)

40 Three long days to luxuriate in squalid pantslessness if it pleases me.


*raises hand*

You may also consider that it would please us.


On the F-4, yes, I know that it was designed with completely faulty expectations of the future battlespace and all of the things, but when I was a kid it was the coolest thing ever.

I saw the Blue Angels fly Phatoms.

It was the best thing since the P-51.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 15, 2016 10:15 PM (1xUj/)

41 32 I'd give my left nut to feel as content as that dog looks.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:12 PM (kpqmD)

Hell, I would give both of them

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:15 PM (voOPb)

42 That gang rape case is all kinds of fucked up, no matter which camp is tellin the truth. It's just a question of degrees.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:15 PM (kpqmD)

43 Hey everybody.

Good piece on expiration dates on food... even if they are advocating (you guessed it) more laws.

I also find it weird that canned goods often have expiration dates on them. I specifically recall Consumer Reports once printing that most canned goods are good for (gasp) 10 years, not that I'd necessarily want to test that theory (botulism is a bitch).

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:15 PM (ntObR)

44 Glenn Beck has referred to Ted Cruz as "my guy" so that settles it; I'll yank that lever for Cruz like I'm starting a lawnmower.

Posted by: Glenn Beck is my guy at January 15, 2016 10:16 PM (3MNCs)

45 I gotta admit, for nostalgic reasons I love the Jenny Craig ad with Kirstie Alley, George Wendt, and John Ratzenberger.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:16 PM (vsbNu)

46 41 32 I'd give my left nut to feel as content as that dog looks.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:12 PM (kpqmD)

Hell, I would give both of them
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:15 PM (voOPb)

Always start with the lowball offer.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:16 PM (kpqmD)

47 Farmer, sounds like your dog didn't have affordable care?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (voOPb)

48 hi all
well cannot stay up late tonight, glad this shitty week is ending
how is everyone doing?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (uZNvH)

49 I will give all you guys nuts to be that happy

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (zOTsN)

50 I listen to Marco Rubio and I'm like, "Wow, that sounds great."

And then I look at his record.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (G/+Ma)

51 49
I will give all you guys nuts to be that happy

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (zOTsN)

Me too!!!!!!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (uZNvH)

52 43 Hey everybody.

Good piece on expiration dates on food... even if they are advocating (you guessed it) more laws.

I also find it weird that canned goods often have expiration dates on them. I specifically recall Consumer Reports once printing that most canned goods are good for (gasp) 10 years, not that I'd necessarily want to test that theory (botulism is a bitch).
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:15 PM (ntObR)

My understanding is that as long as the can isn't bulging or deformed you're probably ok botulism-wise.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (kpqmD)

53 I think odds of Cruz winning nomination is 1 out of 3. Rubio is maybe 1 in 15. Therefore, I've lost interest in what he says. He'll be out of the Senate too, so who cares?

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (NiHAc)

54 @46 Posted by: Insomniac

At this point in my life I don't feel like low balling it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

55 take heart chemjeff for the shitty week is over, there is a good film in theaters and you can sleep in tomorrow

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:18 PM (zOTsN)

56 I bet that dog would give you anything to have his nuts back.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 15, 2016 10:18 PM (MNgU2)

57 Good evening y'all.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 15, 2016 10:18 PM (o5xXn)

58
48 hi all
well cannot stay up late tonight, glad this shitty week is ending
how is everyone doing?
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (uZNvH)

Goodly.

Sorry to hear you had a shitty week.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:18 PM (MQEz6)

59 48 hi all
well cannot stay up late tonight, glad this shitty week is ending
how is everyone doing?
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (uZNvH)

Still unemployed and pretty fucking depressed about it. You?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:18 PM (kpqmD)

60 I remember Glenn Beck doing some good things exposing the history of socialism in America years ago. I even heard his radio show from time to time and they could be REALLY funny. But the crying jags were a big problem. Then they started happening more often. Then he started his own production studio in a bunker in Texas and dressed like a 1930s southern politician. Is he even still alive?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 10:19 PM (4ErVI)

61 F-4 loud? Oh yeah I remember eating in a Luftwaffe chowhall on the active site when a couple of their F-4Fs took off. Everyone and everything rattled.

Enjoy the books All Hail Eris.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:19 PM (S6BIA)

62 54 @46 Posted by: Insomniac

At this point in my life I don't feel like low balling it
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

Heh. Fair enough.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:19 PM (kpqmD)

63 Got my copy of Willy Ley and Chesley Bonestall's "The Conquest of Space" in the mail yesterday. So many iconic images of finned rockets on gorgeous vistas. Two of my favorites that fired up my imagination as a tyke are "Saturn as seen from its satellite Titan" and "Saturn as seen from its near satellite Mimas" wherein Saturn takes up practically the whole field of view.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (jR7Wy)

64 I will give all you guys nuts to be that happy

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (zOTsN)

Me too!!!!!!
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM (uZNvH)


Mr Jenner has announced he will be dating guys and not women like he previously announced

what a fuck up

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (zOTsN)

65 Ah, the F-4, double ugly, the rhino. My first airplane. I worked on them for almost three years. Saw some weird shit and leaned how to fix jets. After them, Vipers were a piece of cake, mostly.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (pLB5t)

66 chemjeff, I work weekends so take heart and know that it could be worse.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (vsbNu)

67 Marco Rubio - More full of shit than a Porta-potty @ Woodstock '94, that takes serious talent.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (MbrzC)

68 Glenn Beck reminds me a little too much of the guy (forget the character's name) Andy Griffith played in "A Face in the Crowd."

That movie should be required viewing for everyone IMHO, btw.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (ntObR)

69 Ah ha! All Hail Eris has space pron!! You really need that space cat-suit.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:21 PM (S6BIA)

70 Glenn Beck

I feel same way about Jeff Sessions vouching for Cruz on immigration. That's good enough for me.

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 15, 2016 10:21 PM (NiHAc)

71 The balls on those guys!

Posted by: dog at January 15, 2016 10:21 PM (8aOqE)

72 Still unemployed and pretty fucking depressed about it. You?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:18 PM (kpqmD)


Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:21 PM (uZNvH)

73 The F-4 still looks mighty cool.

How much does the shell of one from the boneyard cost?

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:21 PM (MQEz6)

74 @ 65 Learned how to fix jets

Posted by: Bill R. at January 15, 2016 10:22 PM (pLB5t)

75 Anybody else here ever get up in the morning and find their body doesn't fit anymore, you need to order a new one?

My lower back and right arm have been having a contest to see which can hurt worse all day today. Fortunately they both seem to be calming down a bit.

(I especially panic when my lower back acts up. I do NOT want to go through herniated disk surgery again, like I had to in early fall 2012.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:22 PM (ntObR)

76 66
chemjeff, I work weekends so take heart and know that it could be worse.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (vsbNu)

you have a weekend teaching gig? or is this taking care of the kiddo?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:22 PM (uZNvH)

77 I usually read the ONT in the morning.

Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2016 10:22 PM (8HTq1)

78 And, cauliflower is best when roasted in the oven. Halfway through, pour melted butter over it. Damned good stuff.
Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 10:13 PM

We've been doing that for a while. Our routine is to spray the pan w/ olive oil, brush the cauliflower w/ olive oil, add salt, pepper and garlic powder. Roast @475 ca. 20 minutes.

Posted by: Farmer at January 15, 2016 10:22 PM (o/90i)

79 Still in the job search thing myself.

Guess I should get back to writing, 48,700 words and growing.

https://www.gofundme.com/8k4zdgw9

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:22 PM (S6BIA)

80 Bill R my hubby could have used you. His air craft electrocuted him. Twice

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:23 PM (zOTsN)

81 One day, Anna, one day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 15, 2016 10:23 PM (jR7Wy)

82 Dammit someone socked Jack Su earlier and that made me think of Jack Soo from Barney Miller and the goddamn theme song is just playing over and over in my head.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 10:23 PM (4ErVI)

83 That cosplay looks less lifelike than its inspiration

Posted by: derit at January 15, 2016 10:23 PM (jT+gh)

84 When my mom went super-low-carb to "starve" her cancer, we made pizza with a cauliflower crust. It was insanely good -- not a compromise at all.

By the way, while she was on the diet, her cancerous areas shrunk. When she went off the diet, they started growing again. (according to PET scans)

Posted by: Emmie at January 15, 2016 10:24 PM (ezXrF)

85 you have a weekend teaching gig? or is this taking care of the kiddo?
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:22 PM (uZNvH)


--Naw, I'm doing tax prep. I hope I'll still have a job after April.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:24 PM (vsbNu)

86 Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (zOTsN)

He only said he wouldn't be dating women anymore. Nothing about dating guys.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 15, 2016 10:25 PM (MNgU2)

87 Eman, you can't get a flyable F-4 out of AMARC. It took an Act of Congress to pry the Collings Foundation F-4D out of AMARC. Collings also wants an F-105 Thunderchief, but instead of complying USAF broke up the F-105s at Lackland that were being used for flightline security training.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:25 PM (S6BIA)

88 Dack, speaking of which, whatever became of Steve Landesberg?

(I remember him particularly because his name and my real name are somewhat similar.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:25 PM (ntObR)

89 --Naw, I'm doing tax prep. I hope I'll still have a job after April.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:24 PM (vsbNu)

Oh okay, well yeah it is your busy season then
maybe some time I can ask you some HSA tax questions?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:26 PM (uZNvH)

90 Insomniac

Hope the job market turns around

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:26 PM (voOPb)

91 T,
doggeh looks like every sweet pit bull face I've ever been close to.
I'm just glad the thing is happy (balls or not).
After 24 hours of getting yelled at by the local cat ladies, that smile is welcome.

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 10:26 PM (uY5Mk)

92 >>The F-4 still looks mighty cool.

How much does the shell of one from the boneyard cost?
Posted by: eman

Takes an act of congress. Really. There is one in civilian hands in the US AFAIK and an amendment to a congressional bill allowed it to go to the foundation that operates it.

Posted by: Aviator at January 15, 2016 10:26 PM (c7vUv)

93 Son had first drive with the driving school instructor. At night because that's the time that was available. Instructor said he could tell Son had been practicing (Yay us!). Since we knew a week ago that the lesson would be at night I made sure to give him some night practice before putting him in the position of being graded.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 10:26 PM (GDulk)

94 Posted by: Farmer at January 15, 2016 10:22 PM (o/90i)

"Brush" with olive oil?

Fag.

Toss the florets with a large quantity of olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes and chopped garlic. Roast at 450 degrees until browned.

Devour

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2016 10:27 PM (Zu3d9)

95 @80 He wasn't the only one. I saw it a couple times myself in Arizona.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 15, 2016 10:27 PM (pLB5t)

96 Farmer, sounds like your dog didn't have affordable care?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM

Nope, and no doggie insurance. It's a lot of $ for a pet, but she's a sweetheart, have to help her out.

Posted by: Farmer at January 15, 2016 10:27 PM (o/90i)

97 I saw two Phantoms do some very cool flying in West Germany in 1980.

They came roaring across the land at about three inches above ground, dived down the embankment of the Rhine, scooted across sending water everywhere, zipped up the embankment and dissapoeared into the distance, all at the same altitude.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:27 PM (MQEz6)

98 Cauliflower is a big thing in the low carb/keto and paleo/primal communities. I've lost over 50 lb going keto (very low carb, moderate protein, high fat) and use cauliflower all the time. I made an awesome casserole tonight that was ground beef, smashed cauliflower, green onions, garlic, bacon, cream cheese, jack cheese, and cheddar. It was delicious and very filling, plus I didn't have to make a side which is awesome because lazy. I've also used it in place of rice after I pulsed it in the food processor, and mashed it with cream and fixings to make it like loaded mashed potatoes.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at January 15, 2016 10:27 PM (KkVB6)

99 90 Insomniac

Hope the job market turns around
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:26 PM (voOPb)

Thanks man. I'm pursuing a couple of leads but I don't have much of a read on them so far.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:28 PM (kpqmD)

100 I read today that not that long ago (but after he married Iman), David Bowie became a born-again Christian.

But then another guy I know at FB linked to a website that claims Bowie was always very attracted to the occult, and that his last album "Blackstar' proves it.

Wish I could know who's speaking the truth. Of course I personally hope that the former is true, not the latter.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:28 PM (ntObR)

101 maybe some time I can ask you some HSA tax questions?
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:26 PM (uZNvH)


--Since I don't even know what HSA is, I may not be the best guy to ask.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:28 PM (vsbNu)

102 Today is National Hat Day.

I am deeply honored.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2016 10:28 PM (vBeA5)

103 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at January 15, 2016 10:29 PM (G3wIZ)

104 @75 qdp ouch. That sucks.

I see my doc about my back again on Monday. It's been awful for 2 months.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:29 PM (voOPb)

105 Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at January 15, 2016 10:27 PM (KkVB6)

That sounds delicious.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:29 PM (kpqmD)

106 88
Dack, speaking of which, whatever became of Steve Landesberg?



(I remember him particularly because his name and my real name are somewhat similar.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:25 PM (ntObR)

He actually died several years ago. I remember hearing about it. Yep wiki says in 2010 from colon cancer.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 10:29 PM (4ErVI)

107 Mandy, are you a Gary Taubes fan?

Amy Alkon's been raving about his diet books for years and years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:29 PM (ntObR)

108 All Hail Eris, if you can get Ley's Rockets Missiles and Space Travel. It went through a number of editions and revisions, but the heart of it is the story of the VfR, Peenemunde and Operation Paperclip.

Oh, and his zoology books and engineering books are fabulous. You cannot tell they are 65 years old.

Posted by: Kindltot - who has just rented a mini-van at January 15, 2016 10:29 PM (q2o38)

109
92 >>The F-4 still looks mighty cool.

How much does the shell of one from the boneyard cost?
Posted by: eman

Takes an act of congress. Really. There is one in civilian hands in the US AFAIK and an amendment to a congressional bill allowed it to go to the foundation that operates it.
Posted by: Aviator at January 15, 2016 10:26 PM (c7vUv)

Douchecanoes.

Have a garage sale, make a few bucks.

Imagine having a food cart there.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:30 PM (MQEz6)

110 qdpsteve -- lower back pain can be Sciatica.


I have that. It's no big deal. The nerve where it branches from the spine to the legs gets irritated.

Feels like something bad wrong when it flares up bad tho.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:30 PM (qUNWi)

111 Insomniac, what type of position are you looking for?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:30 PM (uZNvH)

112 My opinion is that Beck is a good guy that wears his heart on his sleeve. He also tends to dial all reactions up to 11, which I always have assumed is a side effect of being in the media.

Posted by: Mordineus at January 15, 2016 10:31 PM (Z/Rg8)

113 "...ground beef, smashed cauliflower, green onions,
garlic, bacon, cream cheese, jack cheese, and cheddar."

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at January 15, 2016 10:27 PM (KkVB6)

Um....yes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2016 10:31 PM (Zu3d9)

114 MH, ouch, thanks and my empathies to you as well.

Seriously, if/when artificial spines become available on the medical market-- ones that don't herniate or otherwise disintegrate and ruin your life-- I'd hope to be first in line for one.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:31 PM (ntObR)

115 what type of position are you looking for?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:30 PM (uZNvH)

Him on the bottom....Kate Upton on top.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2016 10:31 PM (Zu3d9)

116 The F-4 is really cool. Went to tons of airshows as a kid (my old man is a retired airline pilot). Would definitely like a ride in a F-14, though. So badass looking, and when on full AB, loud as hell. Awesome.

Posted by: Mainah at January 15, 2016 10:32 PM (nHT9Z)

117 eleven, thanks. I'll take it as long as it can be treated *without* surgery.

I'm already in physical therapy for my right arm (which thankfully is better overall) so maybe I just need to add back treatment to my regimen.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:32 PM (ntObR)

118 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:29 PM (ntObR)

That's a book on my to read list, but it haven't gotten there yet. I've read Jimmy Moore's Keto Clarity and it's very informative.

Honestly, I love it. It took me about a month to get over the carb cravings, but once I did I feel better than I have in a very long time. Absolutely swear by the Ketogenic way of eating now, even my husband has gotten on the bandwagon, but that wasn't too hard considering his favorite food is steak with butter.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at January 15, 2016 10:32 PM (KkVB6)

119 Okay I'm making a cauliflower crust pizza. That sounds delicious.

And I'm putting anchovies and capers on it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 15, 2016 10:32 PM (jR7Wy)

120 Mandy, re-read your post @ 98.

You have so much stuff in there you won't taste the cauliflower.

If I had to eat it, I prefer it raw sprinkled with seasoned salt

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

121 Mandy -
Can't you use cauliflower as a base for pasta? I swear that I've seen that somewhere...

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 10:33 PM (uY5Mk)

122 Mr Jenner has announced he will be dating guys and not women like he previously announced

what a fuck up
Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (zOTsN)

His poor daughters.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 15, 2016 10:33 PM (AkOaV)

123 Mandy, thanks for the refs. Will look those up.

All Hail Eris, I'm with you about that. The day I can eat pizza without guilt will be a very happy day for me indeed. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:33 PM (ntObR)

124
87 Eman, you can't get a flyable F-4 out of AMARC. It took an Act of Congress to pry the Collings Foundation F-4D out of AMARC. Collings also wants an F-105 Thunderchief, but instead of complying USAF broke up the F-105s at Lackland that were being used for flightline security training.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:25 PM (S6BIA)

Well, if I had played and hit the powerball...

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:34 PM (MQEz6)

125 If I had to eat it, I prefer it raw sprinkled with seasoned salt

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)


First time I had that I thought what the hell are these people serving, then I took a bite, delicious!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 10:35 PM (wYnyS)

126 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

Well, that's kind of the point. It's a low carb veggie that you can use to bulk up a recipe in place of stuff like pasta, rice, or potatoes.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at January 15, 2016 10:35 PM (KkVB6)

127 CBD aren't we all

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:35 PM (uZNvH)

128 if he isnt dating women anymore what are the other options

he isnt taing a vow of celibacy. There are two genders. He has eliminated one. That leaves the other

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:35 PM (zOTsN)

129 Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:30 PM (qUNWi)

Yeah, I've had sciatic issues since I was a teen and 4 kids didn't make them better. It's been bad for a couple months now (hip is starting to spasm whenever I get out of the car) and I'm actually considering springing for a massage to get the various muscle groups loose enough that I can start stretching them on my own.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 10:35 PM (GDulk)

130 Glenn Beck reminds me a little too much of the guy (forget the character's name) Andy Griffith played in "A Face in the Crowd."



That movie should be required viewing for everyone IMHO, btw.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (ntObR)


Ah, yes. He has talked quite a bit about it. Also how he thought it would be used to discredit him. Also about his addictions and recovery. And his religion and his family.

I mostly listen to Beck because the alternatives in the morning are the Mexican station, the Fox station, and Gitchy and Goomy, the hip stoner brothers, talking about nothing.
But I do have to say he has an insight to the people who would use innuendo and character assassination to discredit him.

He must be getting advice from somewhere.

Posted by: Kindltot - who has just rented a mini-van at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (q2o38)

131
122 Mr Jenner has announced he will be dating guys and not women like he previously announced

what a fuck up
Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (zOTsN)

His poor daughters.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 15, 2016 10:33 PM (AkOaV)

Well, now they can get together for "Girl's Night" and watch The Notebook.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (MQEz6)

132 107
Mandy, are you a Gary Taubes fan?



Amy Alkon's been raving about his diet books for years and years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:29 PM (ntObR)

I haven't looked at Amy's site for years. I used to go there somewhat regularly. She posted pics once and she was pretty thin, but didn't look unhealthily thin. It looked like you could've bounced a quarter off her ass.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (4ErVI)

133 Olympic dating pools are narrow and not always straight

Posted by: derit at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (jT+gh)

134 There are two genders.
Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 10:35 PM (zOTsN)

Oooh... Problematic. And cisgendered of you.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (AkOaV)

135 111 Insomniac, what type of position are you looking for?
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:30 PM (uZNvH)

Well, I'm a lawyer ( rotten, stinking, immoral, unethical, root of all evil, should be shot in the head - I've heard it all before) who works mostly in the area of health care regulation.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (kpqmD)

136 If I hadn't have heard this with my own ears, I wouldn't believe it, but here in SC on the radio, Senor Yeb! ran an ad slamming Marco! for, wait for it,........amnesty.

Yes, Marco was for amnesty, and now flip-flopped. Vote Jeb!

That was paid for by Mike Murphy's wonder PAC.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 15, 2016 10:37 PM (dvuhZ)

137 Oh, and just because:

Well you came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away, oh Mandy
Well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Mandy


(Yes, I am very easily entertained)

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 10:37 PM (uY5Mk)

138 so... I think I'm seeing Trump tomorrow at a rally.

Kind of odd, but life is weird sometimes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 15, 2016 10:37 PM (AkOaV)

139 115 what type of position are you looking for?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:30 PM (uZNvH)

Him on the bottom....Kate Upton on top.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2016 10:31 PM (Zu3d9)

I'll take it!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:37 PM (kpqmD)

140 >>>100 I read today that not that long ago (but after he married Iman), David Bowie became a born-again Christian.

But then another guy I know at FB linked to a website that claims Bowie was always very attracted to the occult, and that his last album "Blackstar' proves it.

Wish I could know who's speaking the truth. Of course I personally hope that the former is true, not the latter.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:28 PM (ntObR)
---
Wow. I had looked up some pictures of him and Iman and was surprised at how sincerely joyful he looked, since he had always struck me as morose and creepy. I mean, he looked like a Christian in those photos. Maybe his spiritual health was showing.

Posted by: Emmie at January 15, 2016 10:37 PM (ezXrF)

141 Posted by: Kindltot - who has just rented a mini-van at January 15, 2016 10:29 PM (q2o3
---
I just might do that! Ley is very good at breaking down concepts and explaining them in a way that I don't reach "Brennschluss" (burnout) too quickly.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 15, 2016 10:38 PM (jR7Wy)

142
Yeah, I've had sciatic issues since I was a teen and 4 kids didn't make them better. It's been bad for a couple months now (hip is starting to spasm whenever I get out of the car) and I'm actually considering springing for a massage to get the various muscle groups loose enough that I can start stretching them on my own.


Mine was never that bad. Have you had a doctor confirm that what you have is in fact sciatica?

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:39 PM (qUNWi)

143 Dack, Amy's still pretty good about a lot of issues.

I personally like that although she's an unapologetic atheist, quite socially liberal and pro-gay rights, she also has strongly condemned efforts to bully Christian-owned/operated businesses.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:40 PM (ntObR)

144 "(forget the character's name) Andy Griffith played in "A Face in the Crowd."


Lonesome Rhodes

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 10:40 PM (rDIc2)

145 Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 10:33 PM (uY5Mk)

I've used it in place of pasta, rice, and potatoes. My personal taste is that it works best as a substitute for rice and potatoes, but when I want pasta I use shirataki noodles, which are a type of Asian noodle made of the fiber from a specific Japanese plant. You can eat a lot of those for very little in the way of non-fiber carbohydrates, but they're kind of a pain to prepare so I save it for when I have something like spaghetti or Cincinnati chili that really needs a noodle. I do Alfredo over broccoli because yum.

I have seen pizza crusts made from cauliflower, although I've not tried it myself. My preferred pizza recipe is the Fathead crust, which is basically melted mozzarella and cream cheese mixed with seasonings of choice, almond flour, and an egg. It forms a pretty decent dough and makes a nice, crunchy thin crust. I have made jalapeņo cheese muffins with riced cauliflower before and they were very good. The family ate the whole batch and could not tell there was cauliflower in it, so I call it a win.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at January 15, 2016 10:40 PM (KkVB6)

146
135 111 Insomniac, what type of position are you looking for?
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:30 PM (uZNvH)

Well, I'm a lawyer ( rotten, stinking, immoral, unethical, root of all evil, should be shot in the head - I've heard it all before) who works mostly in the area of health care regulation.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (kpqmD)

Have you tried pharma companies?

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:40 PM (MQEz6)

147 Anybody else here ever get up in the morning and find their body doesn't fit anymore, you need to order a new one?
My lower back and right arm have been having a contest to see which can hurt worse all day today. Fortunately they both seem to be calming down a bit.
(I especially panic when my lower back acts up. I do NOT want to go through herniated disk surgery again, like I had to in early fall 2012.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:22 PM

Been there, hip replacement in 2010, solved back issues. That led to a recurrence of sciatica. Then back surgery in 2012.

Now another herniated disc. Pain meds keep it at bay but when do you have more surgery when you're 60?

Posted by: Farmer at January 15, 2016 10:40 PM (o/90i)

148 "But then another guy I know at FB linked to a website that claims Bowie was always very attracted to the occult, and that his last album "Blackstar' proves it.
"

I'll have to see if I can track down the article, but I read something a few days ago where he was talking about how he was attracted to the occult, but realized how f'd up it was making his life and made the decision to turn away from that world and raise his son.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 10:41 PM (LzzEz)

149 Insomniac okay I will be on the lookout for legal positions around here

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:41 PM (uZNvH)

150 @115 CBD

Chuckles

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:41 PM (voOPb)

151 "Well, I'm a lawyer ( rotten, stinking, immoral, unethical, root of all evil, should be shot in the head - I've heard it all before)

Posted by: Insomniac -"




No shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 10:42 PM (rDIc2)

152 Farmer

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:42 PM (uZNvH)

153 Eman, could have bought a Hawker GR.3 Harrier XZ130

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zcqhnar

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:42 PM (S6BIA)

154 Farmer, yikes. Hope you get better.

Obamacare will probably eliminate the surgery option eventually post-age 60, if it hasn't already.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:42 PM (ntObR)

155 well, time for me to hit the hay tonite
good night all, be well
and... go chiefs!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:43 PM (uZNvH)

156 Lauren, please do find that article, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:43 PM (ntObR)

157 My terrier mix used to be able to jump that high for that long. In the summer at our previous house we would leave the front door open with the screen door closed. The screen door had a metal portion at the bottom and then the screen. As I walked up the walkway to the door I would see through the screen a little dog jump up, yip, disappear behind the metal part, jump up again, and yip, over and over again until I opened the screen door. Always put a smile on my face no matter how bad a day I had.

Posted by: joncelli at January 15, 2016 10:44 PM (1FhAQ)

158 @135 Insomniac

I did not know that you were an attorney
You don't come across as one

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:44 PM (voOPb)

159
153 Eman, could have bought a Hawker GR.3 Harrier XZ130

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zcqhnar
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:42 PM (S6BIA)

Nice, nice.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:44 PM (MQEz6)

160 Good night chemjeff, and yes, go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:45 PM (vsbNu)

161 Well, AP's certainly taking Rubio at his word even after sarcastically suggesting that he wouldn't in the opening.


Some people just want to think that their spouse is over the hitting phase.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 15, 2016 10:45 PM (Wckf4)

162 Some Indian dishes make cauliflower palatable, basically by killing the dirt-weed taste with powerful spices. All that's left is the texture, which is OK.

Posted by: gp at January 15, 2016 10:45 PM (mk9aG)

163 146
135 111 Insomniac, what type of position are you looking for?
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:30 PM (uZNvH)

Well, I'm a lawyer ( rotten, stinking, immoral, unethical, root of all evil, should be shot in the head - I've heard it all before) who works mostly in the area of health care regulation.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (kpqmD)

Have you tried pharma companies?
Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:40 PM (MQEz6)

I'm open to that but I'm basically tied to FL and I haven't seen many available positions around.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:46 PM (kpqmD)

164 If only I could have won Powerball, I could afford a Red camera or a Blackmagic.

(Look 'em up... ridonkulously expensive videocameras.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:46 PM (ntObR)

165 Farmer, sounds like your dog didn't have affordable care?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:17 PM

Nope, and no doggie insurance.

You should have signed her up for Obamacare as e.g. Fluffy D. Farmer then, Farmer!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2016 10:46 PM (DLIIY)

166 I somehow got sciatica in November. At first I thought it was a pulled hamstring. Second doc I saw showed me why I was wrong. Right now am walking like a cripple, worse at the end of a shift. Have had a bad back since 1981 when I lifted a wing tank from one of those F-4s wrong and there was still some residual gas in it, but I lived with that ever since. This nerve pain is something new entirely and I don't like it. Started physical therapy this week.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 15, 2016 10:47 PM (pLB5t)

167 60? Shoot, you're still a frying chicken this day and time. My mother, 85, is slated for a knee replacement this March. She'll turn 86 in May.

I've got rheumatoid arthritis (nasty, nasty stuff). I'm 48 now, and both knees are at the "completely shot" stage now. Any time I wanted to pull the trigger, I could have either one replaced. I had my right hip replaced in 2012. If not, I'd have been in wheelchair by now. That was one shot hip, nearly zero range of motion. My right leg had shrunk over 1" from bone absorption.

Anyway, there are 60 year olds that easily get around better than me by a long shot.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 15, 2016 10:47 PM (dvuhZ)

168 California also had a ticket that won $1 million.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:47 PM (S6BIA)

169 They'd rather have dead Americans than risk the potential of enemy civilian casualties.


FTFY

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 15, 2016 10:47 PM (Nwg0u)

170 158 @135 Insomniac

I did not know that you were an attorney
You don't come across as one
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:44 PM (voOPb)

I guess I'll take that as a compliment?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:47 PM (kpqmD)

171 I think the Pats are too beat-up to beat the Chiefs.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:48 PM (MQEz6)

172 Are there any charities in Dallas I should devote my time to?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 10:48 PM (VdICR)

173 "Is that all you have to say? What about my performance?"

(Me in the 13 Hours thread)

And YES you are a drama critic. I PAYED for that!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 15, 2016 10:48 PM (B8JRQ)

174 Can you steam cauliflower?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 10:48 PM (4ErVI)

175 The cauliflower market crashed this week it is $6 a box. It was 20 last week. Watch how long the grocery store will keep the price on cauliflower high.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 10:49 PM (egOGm)

176 Can you steam cauliflower?

Steam that bitch. Oh yeah.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:50 PM (qUNWi)

177 167 60? Shoot, you're still a frying chicken this day and time. My mother, 85, is slated for a knee replacement this March. She'll turn 86 in May.

I've got rheumatoid arthritis (nasty, nasty stuff). I'm 48 now, and both knees are at the "completely shot" stage now. Any time I wanted to pull the trigger, I could have either one replaced. I had my right hip replaced in 2012. If not, I'd have been in wheelchair by now. That was one shot hip, nearly zero range of motion. My right leg had shrunk over 1" from bone absorption.

Anyway, there are 60 year olds that easily get around better than me by a long shot.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 15, 2016 10:47 PM (dvuhZ)

I am extremely sorry to hear that. I have something similar but not as severe, at least not yet. Have you looked into taking Enbrel or Humira or something along those lines?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:50 PM (kpqmD)

178 To those with physical issues -- my physical therapist uses the McKenzie Method and I'm flabbergasted at the results. He taught me TWO stretches that have improved my knees, feet, auto-accident back issues, injured shoulder, elbow tendinitis, and arthritic thumb. It's nearly miraculous.

Posted by: Emmie at January 15, 2016 10:50 PM (ezXrF)

179 Insomniac - Can you find some temp/contract work while you search for a new gig? Also, have you thought about starting your own practice? Or, could your skills ad experience transfer to another career you'd like to try?

Posted by: Cursed at January 15, 2016 10:50 PM (7Kq2e)

180 108, Kindltot. Yup, Ley' book is great. Right there on the shelf next to the Chesely Bonstell book. Now I need to read it again.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 15, 2016 10:50 PM (/WPPJ)

181 13 Hours doesn't make Hillary look good. Just imagine if Black Hawk Down had been made 2 years after Mogadishu instead of 8 years after.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 15, 2016 10:50 PM (rojHq)

182 176 Can you steam cauliflower?

Steam that bitch. Oh yeah.
Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:50 PM (qUNWi)

Steam it like Gwyneth's hoo-ha!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:50 PM (kpqmD)

183 I heard about that PowerBall-reimbursement GoFundMe this morning, and that she'd actually managed to raise $800... now that I've seen her picture, I know why people are giving her money.

And I can't criticize people too much for giving a couple of bucks to a pretty girl, because in a funny way it's a similar logic to that of buying a PowerBall ticket. They both amount to, "hey, I might have a chance, here!"

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 15, 2016 10:51 PM (0OG8D)

184 Cauliflower doesn't some in boxes.

Florets.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:51 PM (qUNWi)

185 CaliGirl, the Feds have gotta go after that cauliflower cartel sooner or later. Word is that's how El Chapo got started... ;-)

BTW, I read at Hot Air today that Sean Penn is now fearing for his life, since he's the one who got Chapo captured again. Pardon me if I don't cry my eyes out for his safety.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:51 PM (ntObR)

186 "I guess I'll take that as a compliment?"


Yes. No offense to attorneys, you see.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 10:51 PM (rDIc2)

187 No, I'm sorry, being a soldier is inherently dangerous; there's no way to make it safe. General Lee once said "it is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow to love it too much," and he was right. Being captured (and, thank God, immediately released thanks to good diplomacy) is what you risk when you sign up for duty in the Navy, patrolling in the Persian Gulf near a country with whom we're in a deep and frosty cold war. Similarly, being killed in a firefight because air support might kill innocent civilians is what soldiers risk when we decide that it's time to send them into battle in a foreign country. That's the cost of building and maintaining the Pax Americana in a dangerous and ever-changing world, and even still it's well worth it.

Posted by: Schmendrick at January 15, 2016 10:51 PM (FJpVA)

188 "Lauren, please do find that article, thanks. :-)"

Hmm, I got it from a friend who posted it on facebook, but couldn't find it again. It was in an article talking about why he said the Lord's Prayer on stage though.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 10:51 PM (bYGAR)

189 52
You are right on the can thing. You might have breakdown of the material (stuff being mushy that should be crisp, but as long as there is no gas buildup inside the can, for the most part, you will be ok.

Food expiration dates are usually based on the packaging (and how much light and air they let in) and they are extremely arbitrary.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 15, 2016 10:51 PM (iHjB5)

190 Steam it like Gwyneth's hoo-ha!


With some broccolaaaaahhhh.....

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:52 PM (qUNWi)

191 Well, I'm a lawyer ( rotten, stinking, immoral,
unethical, root of all evil, should be shot in the head.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (kpqmD)


Well, at least you seem to have a clear perspective. For a lawyer.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 15, 2016 10:52 PM (2TUVm)

192 @170 insomniac

Of course it was a compliment

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:52 PM (voOPb)

193 "Cauliflower doesn't some in boxes.

Florets."


I really like cauliflower. And broccoli.

And don't "florets" come in boxes?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 10:53 PM (rDIc2)

194 174 Can you steam cauliflower?
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis
---------------
That's a joke, right?
Steamed, with a quart of hollandaise on top is the only way I had ever eaten the stuff until recently...

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 10:53 PM (uY5Mk)

195 Swimsuit Issue ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688084193717424128

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688084343475060736

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688084489189388288

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688084633909637121

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688084801283309569

Posted by: kbdabear at January 15, 2016 10:53 PM (rojHq)

196 Well if anyone wants to support my writing...

Buy my book and please write reviews?
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Or there is my GoFundMe.
https://www.gofundme.com/8k4zdgw9

I need to update since the story has gone from 35,500 words written to 48,700.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 10:53 PM (S6BIA)

197 qdpsteve,
Don't say that. that's all we need. We have enough headaches.

Sean penn, it couldn't have happened to a nicer.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 10:54 PM (egOGm)

198 Not sure what that cosplay image represents, but I'll take both of them.

Posted by: rickl at January 15, 2016 10:54 PM (sdi6R)

199
And don't "florets" come in boxes?



Whaa...no.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:54 PM (qUNWi)

200 Insomniac, a lot of state agencies like attorneys in their policy and rule-making units.
You know, if you want to sell your soul.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 10:54 PM (q2o38)

201 The Saudis are flooding the cauliflower market to crush us and Iran.

Ain't gonna work.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:54 PM (MQEz6)

202 I have gone back and forth on the 3D. I could be persuaded to see a 3D Miyazaki film.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 15, 2016 10:54 PM (VdICR)

203 Florets are a value added product. We sell those too. Boxed cauliflower is wrapped and 12 in a box.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 10:55 PM (egOGm)

204 Chelsea Clinton on the attack -

meow.
meow. meow.

meow meow meow meow meow meow, you meow meow!

Meow!!!!!!!!!!
MEOW!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dissent555 at January 15, 2016 10:55 PM (GdgAM)

205 My physical therapist is a sadist

F*cker

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:56 PM (voOPb)

206 Eh, any thoughts on the new series on PBS Mercy Street?

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:56 PM (vsbNu)

207 Swimsuit Issue ONT Compliance Pics Part 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688084957353357313

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688085095568306184

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688085233065918464

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688085364607680512

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688085499400056836

Posted by: kbdabear at January 15, 2016 10:56 PM (rojHq)

208 CaliGirl, are you far from Gilroy?

I once read that thanks to Christopher Ranch and others, the whole town smells like a slice of pizza.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 10:56 PM (ntObR)

209 Jeez, even an interesting article about old jets has to include some jackwad spewing revisionist bullshit about the War in the Pacific.

Yeah, it was all about American racism, not the motherfucking Japanese attacking Pearl and Wake and the Philippines and Singapore and ... just fuck off.

Posted by: WTF at January 15, 2016 10:57 PM (dbDB8)

210 I guess bear rape IS a thing.

http://tinyurl.com/hb5zepb

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 15, 2016 10:57 PM (Nwg0u)

211 Steve,
I live south of San Luis obispo, maybe an hour.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 10:57 PM (egOGm)

212 Posted by: Cursed at January 15, 2016 10:50 PM (7Kq2e)

Those are all possibilities. If something doesn't shake loose soon I may have to do the temp/contract thing just to get some cash in the door. I may have to set up my own PA for that. Hanging out my own shingle is not something I've ever had the desire to do, and I am terrible at all the networking and gladhanding and whatnot. Changing careers is a maybe, but I haven't really come up with anything that A) I could transfer my skills and knowledge base to, and B) I would want to do.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:58 PM (kpqmD)

213 177: Enbrel and the other "biologics" are extremely expensive. Hell, it was around $12K per year last time I looked, and that was several years ago. Insurance puts it on a low tier and I'd have to pay several thousand myself, on top of the premiums.

Second, and this is the main thing, the stuff is extremely immune suppressive. In my "environment", well, I get scratched and such all the time, and that could be a problem.

I had shingles (on the forehead) twice last year and that was just due to the methotrexate. It's immunosuppressive itself, but Enbrel and others are more so. It was that that let the shingles virus pop up.

Hell, some patients have had shingles 6 times or more in year, from what they tell me.

It's my choice, of course, and it's the combination of cost and immunosuppression.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 15, 2016 10:58 PM (dvuhZ)

214 Steve,
I've never stopped in gilroy but I wouldn't doubt it. I can smell the strawberries from my house in the summer.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 10:59 PM (egOGm)

215 I've seen cauliflower in boxes. They're in a bundle (a floret?), but they're in boxes.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 10:59 PM (4ErVI)

216
209 Jeez, even an interesting article about old jets has to include some jackwad spewing revisionist bullshit about the War in the Pacific.

Yeah, it was all about American racism, not the motherfucking Japanese attacking Pearl and Wake and the Philippines and Singapore and ... just fuck off.
Posted by: WTF at January 15, 2016 10:57 PM (dbDB

Imperial Japan had been busy slaughtering, enslaving, and conquering their fellow Asians for ten years, then they attacked Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 11:00 PM (MQEz6)

217 191 Well, I'm a lawyer ( rotten, stinking, immoral,
unethical, root of all evil, should be shot in the head.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:36 PM (kpqmD)

Well, at least you seem to have a clear perspective. For a lawyer.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 15, 2016 10:52 PM (2TUVm)

Thanks. Dick.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:00 PM (kpqmD)

218 I've seen cauliflower in boxes. They're in a bundle (a floret?), but they're in boxes.


You people from Mars or somethin?

Boxes?

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:00 PM (qUNWi)

219 Can you steam cauliflower?

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You can get it for a good price if you wait for a sale and download it at the right time.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 15, 2016 11:01 PM (Nwg0u)

220 192 @170 insomniac

Of course it was a compliment
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:52 PM (voOPb)

Thank you, then.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:01 PM (kpqmD)

221 Fool me once, shame on you, Marco.
Fool me twice, shame on me.

I don't like shame, nor am I stupid. If Rubio is the candidate, I stay home at best.

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at January 15, 2016 11:02 PM (AhyHb)

222 I would vote for Cruz or youknowwho.

Period.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:03 PM (qUNWi)

223 I've seen cauliflower in boxes. They're in a bundle (a floret?), but they're in boxes.
----
You people from Mars or somethin?
Boxes?

More like dodecahedron!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2016 11:03 PM (DLIIY)

224 If it is Rubio on the ticket, I am writing in a pepperoni pizza.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 11:03 PM (MQEz6)

225 Cauliflower wings! Just roasted or steamed and tossed in wing sauce! Delicious!

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at January 15, 2016 11:03 PM (hnCis)

226 Dack, when its prepackaged or in bags, when its cut into florets, that is called value added. Any vegetable pre-cut and packaged is called value added. It's cut in bins and sent to a plant to be washed and packaged.

The whole heads of cauliflower wrapped on the shelf come to the grocery store in the growers box and wrapped with the growers wrap on it. It's field packed like that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:04 PM (egOGm)

227 I've seen cauliflower in boxes. They're in a bundle (a floret?), but they're in boxes.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 10:59 PM (4ErVI)


I worked many summers in vegetable canneries, back when white people could do it, and I hated working cauliflower. It is cold, it is wet, and when it starts going bad in the garbage totes and in the drainage gutters it starts smelling fishy and sulfurous.
Beans and corn had that frantic rush to get done in season, but cauliflower was where the zombies worked.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 11:04 PM (q2o38)

228 More like dodecahedron!

Why does everything have to be so complicated?

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:04 PM (qUNWi)

229 This is a wonderful cauliflower recipe, from Fuchsia Dunlop's Land of Plenty:

http://grillsville.appspot.com/recipe/121054

Basically you heat some lard (preferred) or oil, add slivers of thick-sliced bacon, then some thin-sliced garlic, then chicken stock, salt, and white pepper, cover for a while until nearly tender, reduce liquid until it's the volume of a sauce, add cornstarch or potato starch mixed with water, to thicken the sauce, stir until the sauce thickens, and serve. Yum.

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

230 I like cauliflower with ranch dressing. Good shit. Bad teeth though so I'm gonna have to steam it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 11:04 PM (4ErVI)

231 You can get frozen cauliflower florets in boxes, no? Or is that too pedestrian?

Posted by: April at January 15, 2016 11:05 PM (79ZSg)

232 Boiled cauliflower, kept in the fridge overnight, is good with salt sprinkled on it.

It sounds nasty, but it ain't.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 11:05 PM (MQEz6)

233 Anybody else here ever get up in the morning and find their body doesn't fit anymore, you need to order a new one?

---

/looks down at tube in his junk

...maybe a bit.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 15, 2016 11:05 PM (m9V0o)

234 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 15, 2016 10:58 PM (dvuhZ)

Argh, what a predicament. They are expensive as hell, no doubt. Some insurance is better than others but its still a decent chunk of change out of pocket. And making the choice between shingles outbreak and arthritis pain? Damn.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:05 PM (kpqmD)

235 eman, actually if Rubio's on the ticket, you should write in a fish taco. :-)

www.rubios.com

(very popular chain in SoCal)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 11:06 PM (ntObR)

236 I actually thought the box was part of the cauliflower.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 11:06 PM (4ErVI)

237 209 Jeez, even an interesting article about old jets has to include some jackwad spewing revisionist bullshit about the War in the Pacific.

Posted by: WTF at January 15, 2016 10:57 PM (dbDB


I saw that the story link went to Arse Technica and passed on it as the insertion of snide, leftist, anti-American commentary into their articles is a "feature" over there.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 15, 2016 11:07 PM (jV8Mq)

238 I don't like cauliflower unless it has cheese or ranch with it. My husband gets mad cause he grows it and I don't like it steamed.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:07 PM (egOGm)

239 Brother Cavil how goes the writing?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 11:07 PM (S6BIA)

240 I can't believe a Moron thread has devolved into cauliflower talk.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 11:07 PM (vsbNu)

241 233 Anybody else here ever get up in the morning and find their body doesn't fit anymore, you need to order a new one?

---

/looks down at tube in his junk

...maybe a bit.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 15, 2016 11:05 PM (m9V0o)

Aaaand I just shivered a little.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:07 PM (kpqmD)

242 Cavil/Insomniac, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 11:08 PM (ntObR)

243 " Can you steam cauliflower? "


Hells yeah you can steam cauliflower. Delish.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:08 PM (rDIc2)

244 If it is Rubio on the ticket, I am writing in a pepperoni pizza.
Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 11:03 PM (MQEz6)


Hillary! smear:

If it came down to voting for a ham sandwich or Hillary! I certainly wouldn't want to elect the one that could ever be indicted

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 11:08 PM (q2o38)

245
235 eman, actually if Rubio's on the ticket, you should write in a fish taco. :-)

www.rubios.com

(very popular chain in SoCal)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 11:06 PM (ntObR)

I'll flip a coin.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 11:08 PM (MQEz6)

246 Kindlot, I think broccoli smells worse.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:08 PM (egOGm)

247 Well ...jeez CaliGirl...it has to have something on it.

It's cauliflower.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:08 PM (qUNWi)

248 I don't think you can get any jet fighters including F-86s from Korea. The government treats them like they are Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Posted by: An Observation at January 15, 2016 11:09 PM (OorAg)

249 CaliGirl, how does your husband keep the caterpillers out?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 11:09 PM (q2o38)

250 Good morning hordlings. I was awakened this morning by the Muslim call to prayer. I'm sorry but it's not the prettiest sound in the world. In fact, I found it kind of hair raising. I'd like to find that annoying rooster and shove him, ass first, down the chanters throat.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 15, 2016 11:09 PM (U9u5Z)

251 Mmmmm...cauliflower. The mistake most people make, as with broccoli, is boiling it to death. Steamed or baked is the way to go.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:10 PM (kpqmD)

252

this is the ONT

El Chapo couldnt get a boner and got a testicular implant

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 11:10 PM (zOTsN)

253 On the bright side, Northernluker, Justin isn't around.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2016 11:11 PM (DLIIY)

254
250 Good morning hordlings. I was awakened this morning by the Muslim call to prayer. I'm sorry but it's not the prettiest sound in the world. In fact, I found it kind of hair raising. I'd like to find that annoying rooster and shove him, ass first, down the chanters throat.
Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 15, 2016 11:09 PM (U9u5Z)

Dude, where are the pics of the pretty African gals?

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 11:11 PM (MQEz6)

255 Watched the Molesar cloud-creature sequence from "The Keep." An undeniably beautiful sequence from a film that never had a chance,.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 15, 2016 11:11 PM (B8JRQ)

256 http://tinyurl.com/bowieprayer

Pj media article about bowie and faith

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at January 15, 2016 11:11 PM (hnCis)

257 Northerlurker, dand, I thought you were on one of those relatively safe mission trips! Extra prayers for you!

Posted by: Emmie at January 15, 2016 11:11 PM (ezXrF)

258 Evening and greetings from Michigan.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 15, 2016 11:12 PM (KBvP5)

259 @212

Do you enjoy being a lawyer? Off the top of my head I've known people who have made successful transitions into finance, writing/publishing, teaching, licensing, and real estate, to name a few possibilities. Me? I bagged the sordid business years ago - wasn't a good fit for me. Very costly mistake on my part (and a loooooong story) but it freed me up to be a better me.

Anyway, good luck! I remember all too well that having a job that you hate is waaaay better than *not* having a job that you hate.

Posted by: Cursed at January 15, 2016 11:12 PM (7Kq2e)

260
248 I don't think you can get any jet fighters including F-86s from Korea. The government treats them like they are Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Posted by: An Observation at January 15, 2016 11:09 PM (OorAg)

I would only strafe the neighborhoods that really deserve it.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 11:12 PM (MQEz6)

261 Cauliflower is better than steamed plantains.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 15, 2016 11:13 PM (U9u5Z)

262 when it starts going bad in the garbage totes and in the drainage gutters it starts smelling fishy and sulfurous.


Olfactory metaphor for Hillary's campaign, or for Hillary herself?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:13 PM (oKE6c)

263
Watched the Cracked video.

Bunch of fucking left wing idiots who can't even figure out if their fucking food is good to eat without the fucking government wiping their drool off their goddamn fucking bib. What a bunch of useless fucking goddamn fucking motherfucking fucking fucks.

Fuck!


Seriously, how pathetic was that. " oh, I can't even do this most basic requirement of being a living organism without the wonderful government protecting me from evil corporate Masterminds"

I wish Australia had never been discovered because then we could send all these pathetic Proggy bastards to Australia and live happily ever after here in adult land .

Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2016 11:13 PM (N8hFs)

264 LOL. Learned at FB that Jeb! is raffling off dinner with him for contributions.

Of course, thanks to recent campaign budget cuts, the dinner will have to be at either McDonalds or Taco Bell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 11:14 PM (ntObR)

265 Glenn Beck reminds me a little too much of the guy (forget the character's name) Andy Griffith played in "A Face in the Crowd."


-
They say Arthur Godfrey was the inspiration for that character.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 15, 2016 11:14 PM (Nwg0u)

266 158 @135 Insomniac
I did not know that you were an attorney
You don't come across as one
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:44 PM (voOPb)

I guess I'll take that as a compliment?
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 10:47 PM

And this is why I love reading the ONT.
Be well all. Work tomorrow in the morn, then off to see some old college friends.
Hope to see you on Sun. Lord knows what these guys are up to. Wish me well, we've survived 43 yrs, holy sheet!

Posted by: Farmer at January 15, 2016 11:14 PM (o/90i)

267 "The mistake most people make, as with broccoli, is boiling it to death. Steamed or baked is the way to go."


Seriously, yo. I also like it pickled. Comes in the jar with the jalapenos and peppers and onions in a brine.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:14 PM (rDIc2)

268 Nah I worked broccoli too. It got handled quicker and it also had a short season so it didn't build up like cauliflower.

Broccoli was kind of exciting really. The guys at the head would slap it down into a splitter so the ram could chunk it up, and the pieces would come out of the chute pretty quickly so you had to move to cut the bad chunks and the woody stem off and keep up with the flow.

Mostly I worked in freezer plants where they blanched and froze, so a lot of the smell was vented.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 11:15 PM (q2o38)

269 Kindlot, I'm sure they spray something. I've never heard him complain about caterpillars though. A bigger problem in the brassica plants was a bargrada(sp?) bug.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:15 PM (egOGm)

270 Cauliflower ... broccoli ... I'd rather eat dirt.

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

271 You can buy jet fighters. Usually though not ones in the United States.

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2010/09/to-fly-thunder.html

Starting with the very lethal crash in '72 when a Canadair Sabre Mk. 5 went through an ice cream parlor.

But ones from overseas are usually not an issue as all the MiG-15s, the couple MiG-21s, an SU-27, and a MiG-29 attest to.

Titusville, FL has foreign military sales F-104 Starfighters. And there is a civilian government contractor that has a small fleet of ex-Israel A-4 Skyhawks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 15, 2016 11:15 PM (S6BIA)

272 Tonight it looks like Cleveland are about to put a halt to Houston's streak. 57-45 Cavs.

Meh.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 15, 2016 11:16 PM (IXCJi)

273 "Evening and greetings from Michigan."


How is the Great White North, Jinxy?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:16 PM (rDIc2)

274 LOL. Learned at FB that Jeb! is raffling off dinner with him for contributions.

Of course, thanks to recent campaign budget cuts, the dinner will have to be at either McDonalds or Taco Bell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 11:14 PM (ntObR)


Chipotle would be more apt.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 11:16 PM (zc3Db)

275 Posted by: Cursed at January 15, 2016 11:12 PM (7Kq2e)

Thank you, and that's all good food for thought.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:16 PM (kpqmD)

276 So the cuisine is driving you bananas, eh, Northernlurker?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2016 11:16 PM (DLIIY)

277 You know, reading Josh Ernest's comments (on Sailors being put on their knees not being embarrassing), one finds it hard to avoid the feeling that when his friends meet him, Mr. Ernest spends a great deal of time on his knees.

Posted by: Marashir at January 15, 2016 11:16 PM (y0xhc)

278
Seriously, yo. I also like it pickled. Comes in the jar with the jalapenos and peppers and onions in a brine.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
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Giardiniera. Good stuff. I like the carrots, too.

Posted by: Chi at January 15, 2016 11:17 PM (uY5Mk)

279 You can keep your Rubio & your cauliflower

Ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 11:17 PM (voOPb)

280 Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 10:39 PM (qUNWi)

Physical therapist, but not a doctor. Past experience has been that keeping all those major muscle groups loose and stretching routinely brings pretty close to total relief (I'm just terrible at actually doing what's good for me).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 11:17 PM (GDulk)

281 El Chapo may not have been in hiding for the entire six months he was on the run from authorities, with a new report claiming he went out in public for what he clearly deemed a very necessary medical procedure - a testicular implant.
The notorious drug lord, who has 18 children with seven different women, is said to have undergone a procedure to increase the blood flow to his penis in an attempt to combat his erectile dysfunction.
The procedure occurred in September or early October, shortly after he met with actor Sean Penn and his latest paramour, actress Kate del Castillo

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 15, 2016 11:17 PM (zOTsN)

282 250 Good morning hordlings. I was awakened this morning by the Muslim call to prayer. I'm sorry but it's not the prettiest sound in the world. In fact, I found it kind of hair raising. I'd like to find that annoying rooster and shove him, ass first, down the chanters throat.
Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 15, 2016 11:09 PM (U9u5Z)

We lived in the Middle East for 10 years. The early morning (4:30) call to prayer always made our dogs need to take a dump. It was especially satisfying to be out with pooping labradors while men were walking to the mosque.

Posted by: Moki at January 15, 2016 11:17 PM (7q2ch)

283 Plantains are for frying, heathen.

Cassava is for frying too, but it also goes well in a soup.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 11:18 PM (q2o38)

284 fuck cauliflower sick of hearing about it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 15, 2016 11:18 PM (ucDmr)

285 "Cauliflower ... broccoli ... I'd rather eat dirt."


We're all ultimately eating dirt. Everything comes from dirt.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:19 PM (rDIc2)

286 Yeah, I've had sciatic issues since I was a teen and
4 kids didn't make them better. It's been bad for a couple months now
(hip is starting to spasm whenever I get out of the car) and I'm
actually considering springing for a massage to get the various muscle
groups loose enough that I can start stretching them on my own.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 10:35 PM (GDulk)


Two words: foam roller.
Two more words: every night.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:19 PM (oKE6c)

287 Speaking of cauliflower, I hear that Mike Tyson is costarring in a Chinese movie. "Ip Man 3".

I'm not sure why the Asians love them some Tyson; might have something to do with Hangover 1-2.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 15, 2016 11:20 PM (IXCJi)

288 Nite Farmer have fun

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 11:20 PM (voOPb)

289 The Pawn Stars guys have had IIRC two jets appear on the show for pawning/sale. One was Soviet and I thought the other was American pace the comment above about needing a Congressional exemption maybe I'm mistaken and it was just one show with the Soviet jet and them having a famous American test pilot is what's confusing me? That, or the drugs.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2016 11:20 PM (DLIIY)

290 The pretty African girls are still here. In fact, I had the realization yesterday I could take an African wife if I wanted. And she'd be happy to be my child bearing second wife. Africans, even many Christians, have a different concept of marriage. My wife wouldn't be happy with sharing me.

Emma the most dangerous thing around here is the mosquito.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 15, 2016 11:20 PM (U9u5Z)

291 "Cauliflower ... broccoli ... I'd rather eat dirt."


We're all ultimately eating dirt. Everything comes from dirt.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:19 PM (rDIc2)


When it comes to cauliflower or broccoli, I don't want what comes from the dirt. I'd prefer the dirt, itself

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 11:20 PM (zc3Db)

292 Jay,
Good suggestion. It's painful, but the foam roller works.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:21 PM (egOGm)

293 RK, It is indeed white, which surprised me having gotten used to the Old Dominion in this El Nino year.

I had a engaging and convivial mini meetup with the Horde's own Alton Jackson. He is a Moron of the highest order.

Tomorrow the Detroit Auto Show and some Polish food in Hamtramck. I'm also taking a cooler of kielbasa home from Srodek's. They make wonderful stuff.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 15, 2016 11:21 PM (KBvP5)

294 Portrait puppy rocks!!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2016 11:21 PM (NeFrd)

295 287 Speaking of cauliflower, I hear that Mike Tyson is costarring in a Chinese movie. "Ip Man 3".

I'm not sure why the Asians love them some Tyson; might have something to do with Hangover 1-2.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 15, 2016 11:20 PM (IXCJi)

I saw that too. Very very weird. As a fan of the first two Ip Man movies - some of the best fight choreography I've seen in a long time - I am a bit put off.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:21 PM (kpqmD)

296 I only spent like 3 years in a Muslim country, and Algeria back then wasn't all that Muslim.

They did do the caterwauling, though. That's probably why the Muslims don't like dogs... the dogs would howl in time to the muadhdhun.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 15, 2016 11:22 PM (IXCJi)

297 There ya go Chavez

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 11:22 PM (voOPb)

298 "
It's my choice, of course, and it's the combination of cost and immunosuppression."

Good luck with your choice. My husband has Psoriatic Arthritis and biologics are our next step. I personally think my husband's Rheumatologist is too conservative and has stayed on Methotrexate too long, because it hasn't helped much at all but as you say, biologics are a big step.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:23 PM (GZ6Pf)

299 {{Polliwog}}

Sorry to hear about your back pain-I'm right there with you. Physical therapy, heating pad, and strangely, Bath and Body works peppermint lotion. It's a pretty decent analgesic cream, that doesn't smell completely like Ben Gay. But it's only available at Christmas-so I buy a crap-ton during the after Christmas sales.

And physical therapy. Doing the exercises makes me feel better, but I avoid them like the plague, which is really stupid.

Posted by: Moki at January 15, 2016 11:23 PM (7q2ch)

300 Giardiniera. Good stuff. I like the carrots, too.
Posted by: Chi


Almost as unpronounceable as the Mexican version.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 15, 2016 11:23 PM (AJ1u5)

301 Ip Man 3 with Mike Tyson?

Yeah, not watching.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 11:24 PM (ahx2/)

302 I thought giardiniera was what you filtered out of pond water with a LifeStraw.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:25 PM (kpqmD)

303 seeing sailors on their knees with their hands behind their heads

#ILoveSeamen

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at January 15, 2016 11:25 PM (w/iDp)

304 My sciatica actually gets better if I wear tennis shoes all the time. I hate wearing shoes around the house though.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:25 PM (GZ6Pf)

305 Cauliflower ... broccoli ... I'd rather eat dirt.

Yeah..well...that's like, your opinion, man.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:25 PM (qUNWi)

306 "RK, It is indeed white, which surprised me having gotten used to the Old Dominion in this El Nino year.

I had a engaging and convivial mini meetup with the Horde's own Alton Jackson. He is a Moron of the highest order. "


Is this another epic road trip?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:26 PM (rDIc2)

307 They say Arthur Godfrey was the inspiration for that character.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 15, 2016 11:14 PM (Nwg0u)

I was reading about him a month or so ago. A major, major asshole by all accounts. Rumors that he was a major anti-semite too, but that part seemed a bit shaky. Regardless not a lot of fond feelings for old Arthur.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 11:26 PM (4ErVI)

308 I like the puppy picture too.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2016 11:26 PM (DLIIY)

309 *goes back to watching Aliens*

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 11:26 PM (ahx2/)

310 292 Jay,
Good suggestion. It's painful, but the foam roller works.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:21 PM (egOGm)



One more suggestion, that no one will follow: deadlifts (light).


If anyone should do deadlifts, even light ones, prepare to be amazed.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:26 PM (oKE6c)

311 Sciatica is exacerbated by a, shall we say, sedentary lifestyle.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:27 PM (qUNWi)

312 Yeah, that puppy is great. Love puppy smiles.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:27 PM (bYGAR)

313 306 "RK, It is indeed white, which surprised me having gotten used to the Old Dominion in this El Nino year.

I had a engaging and convivial mini meetup with the Horde's own Alton Jackson. He is a Moron of the highest order. "


Is this another epic road trip?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:26 PM (rDIc2)

And was a topless Amy Smart involved?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:27 PM (kpqmD)

314 Near here yesterday a guy was caught stealing a motorcycle (think horse thief). Last heard the crowd that caught him was debating whether to beat him to death, pour gas on him and set him on fire or turn him over to the police.
I doubt recidivism will be a problem.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 15, 2016 11:27 PM (U9u5Z)

315 Insomniac: how about legal project management?

Posted by: Bluey Raisin at January 15, 2016 11:27 PM (sSxn3)

316 chemjeff, I work weekends so take heart and know that it could be worse.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 10:20 PM (vsbNu)

Same here. Sit here Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights watching the world and life pass me by.

Posted by: Blano at January 15, 2016 11:28 PM (sdPF/)

317 Howdy, OverNighters.

Cracked and the Onion? Sorry, didn't think much of either one. Onion coulda been a text article, read in half the time. Wasn't the Onion funny once? Before reality surpassed it?

As to expiration dates, really? People pay attention to that?

I mean, yeah, I do.

Like, when you pour milk and it glorps out like buttermilk? Wouldn't give it to the dog.

Or, that banana that's totally black and soft with some white spots starting, so far gone that Milady won't even use it for banana bread? Toss it.

Or that last dollop in the quart bottle of tomato juice in the back of the fridge, with little mold islands floating on it? Out it goes.

Nature's expiration dates, of course.

*

Bouncing cookie-loving dog makes up for those.

Posted by: mindful webworker - attitudinally maladjusted at January 15, 2016 11:28 PM (ACs58)

318 I wish Australia had never been discovered because then we could send all these pathetic Proggy bastards to Australia and live happily ever after here in adult land .
Posted by: Weirddave


Or the rest of us could colonize the fuck out of it instead without a single Commerce Clause or Common Good interpretation of anything.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 15, 2016 11:29 PM (AJ1u5)

319 Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:19 PM (oKE6c)

How would I use it? Is it likely to come with instructions, or is there a website that gives targeted stretches?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 11:30 PM (GDulk)

320 "Last heard the crowd that caught him was debating whether to beat him to death, pour gas on him and set him on fire or turn him over to the police. "


Racists.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:30 PM (rDIc2)

321 Insomniac, I might have an idea for you, drop me an email. My nic at Gmail.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2016 11:30 PM (N8hFs)

322 Onion became an anti-Bush hack mag, and then Cracked took its place, and then Cracked because a SJW hack mag.

Robert Conquest said anything not explicitly Right would become Left over time.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 15, 2016 11:30 PM (IXCJi)

323 Jay,
I had 2 fusions. The exercise including deadlifts has been a godsend. The foam roller helps also.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:30 PM (egOGm)

324 315 Insomniac: how about legal project management?
Posted by: Bluey Raisin at January 15, 2016 11:27 PM

I'm not that familiar with it. I'd like to stick with substantive practice if I stay in the field though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:31 PM (kpqmD)

325 New York values.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at January 15, 2016 11:31 PM (ROUi8)

326 Good evening.

Posted by: mpfs at January 15, 2016 11:31 PM (iCA/2)

327 Physical therapist, but not a doctor. Experience has been that keeping all those major muscle groups loose and stretching routinely brings pretty close to total relief (I'm just terrible at actually doing what's good for me).
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 11:17 PM (GDulk)




Stretching them, AND strengthening them. I'm convinced 98% of all soft tissue back problems are caused by weakness in the spinal erectors (I said "SPINAL") and associated musculature of the lower lumbar region, i.e., lack of use, rather than overuse.

I started doing deadlifts several years ago, to strengthen my lower back to move up in squats, and was totally amazed at the difference they made - starting with the next morning - in my back.

The key: perfect form.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:31 PM (oKE6c)

328 89 CJ

I'm not an accountant, but might be able to help you with HSA tax info. If you'd like, click on nick, email addy at the blog.

Posted by: speedster1 at January 15, 2016 11:32 PM (vUcdz)

329 Racists.

heh

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:32 PM (qUNWi)

330 Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:27 PM (qUNWi)

Yes, yes it is. Years of spinning while reading the HQ (90 degree twist to back for hours at a time) did not help even a little bit either.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 11:32 PM (GDulk)

331 "Same here. Sit here Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights watching the world and life pass me by."


Bars, titty bars, wild women.....what good are they int he end?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:32 PM (rDIc2)

332 Ah, OK, Insomniac. Best wishes.

Posted by: Bluey Raisin at January 15, 2016 11:32 PM (sSxn3)

333 293
RK, It is indeed white, which surprised me having gotten used to the Old Dominion in this El Nino year.



I had a engaging and convivial mini meetup with the Horde's own Alton Jackson. He is a Moron of the highest order.



Tomorrow the Detroit Auto Show and some Polish food in Hamtramck.
I'm also taking a cooler of kielbasa home from Srodek's. They make
wonderful stuff.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 15, 2016 11:21 PM (KBvP5)


I hope you aren't inconvenienced by Preznit Shit-Midas. I understand that he's supposed to make an appearance at the show.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 11:32 PM (EzgxV)

334 321 Insomniac, I might have an idea for you, drop me an email. My nic at Gmail.
Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2016 11:30 PM (N8hFs)

Thanks, will do. Just a moment...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:34 PM (kpqmD)

335 Racists.
It's okay. He was an albino African so it's cool.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2016 11:34 PM (DLIIY)

336 Hey cooth.

How's life?

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 11:34 PM (ahx2/)

337 did somethiung just change?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 11:35 PM (q2o38)

338 some Polish food in Hamtramck

Allahu akbar! Get it while you still can.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 15, 2016 11:35 PM (IXCJi)

339 >>>Giardiniera

Sounds like a sexual disease to me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

340 I had a engaging and convivial mini meetup with the Horde's own Alton Jackson. He is a Moron of the highest order.

Seriously? Like he's here sometimes?

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:35 PM (qUNWi)

341 And physical therapy. Doing the exercises makes me feel better, but I avoid them like the plague, which is really stupid.

Posted by: Moki at January 15, 2016 11:23 PM (7q2ch)

Right there with you. I am trying to change some of my posture habits (sitting Indian style instead of curled up) but really need to do the stretching and exercises to really get better.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 11:36 PM (GDulk)

342 Arguing with idiots on Twitter about Benghazi really gets my pressure up. Gah.

Posted by: IC at January 15, 2016 11:36 PM (+3RH+)

343 Or the rest of us could colonize the fuck out of it instead without a single Commerce Clause or Common Good interpretation of anything.

Yeah but everything native to Australia wants to kill you. I know we could handle it, but it'd be more fun watching the Proggys run around screaming and crying. Progstralua's Funniest Home Videos would be a hoot.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2016 11:37 PM (N8hFs)

344 Just got back from 13 Hours. Definitely recommend it. And big box office numbers will send a message.

When the credits started, some old guy stood up and yelled something along the lines of, "Hillary Clinton is a lying bitch! If you vote for her, you're an unAmerican motherfucker!" Got a positive response from the people who could understand him.

Posted by: Bomber at January 15, 2016 11:37 PM (qKfed)

345 Lawrence J. Korb from the Center for American Progress was on Bill O'Reilly's show the other night stating that our sailors were returned quickly and with no violence so what's the big deal!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 11:37 PM (FkBIv)

346 Giardiniera

Aren't those the parasites you get from a dirty mountain stream?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 15, 2016 11:38 PM (IXCJi)

347 323 Jay,
I had 2 fusions. The exercise including deadlifts has been a godsend. The foam roller helps also.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:30 PM (egOGm)



Wow - good for you! I always mention deadlifts (I'm kinda the Johnny Appleseed of deadlifts), but in the confident expectation that 99.999% of those hearing the advice will ignore it. Ah well, I did what I could, I figure.


But deadlifts and the foam roller will set you free (unless you have a REAL, skeletal, problem, rather than merely a muscular one.)


For my part, if I work the thighs (squats, running up steps), the next morning my back is stiffer than hell, because the tighter hamstrings pull the pelvis downward, putting the lower back muscles under tension; after doing deadlifts and stretching, poof! Gone. Think about it: what muscles oppose the hamstrings? Most people say the quads, which is true. But what other opposing muscles are there? The lower back muscles. Duh. If they're weaker than the hamstrings ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:38 PM (oKE6c)

348 Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:25 PM (GZ6Pf)

Yeah, I have (or had) the highest arches the physical therapist had ever seen. Shoes with support do really help but I'm too cheap (and look enough like a shlumpy old lady already) to spring for the shoes that would help most.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 11:38 PM (GDulk)

349 I'll be in and out of the show before he gets here later in the week.

Not an epic road trip this time, just a quick drive up for a long weekend. Later this spring I'll be down through Texas and the SW though.

Time to hit the hay now. Good night.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 15, 2016 11:38 PM (KBvP5)

350 There's ants in Oz called bullet ants cause getting bit feels like getting shot.



Fucking *ants*.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:39 PM (qUNWi)

351 The Twitter is full of butt hurt New Yorkers. My god they are pathetic

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 11:39 PM (voOPb)

352 IC, they aren't idiots. They're hooting apes. Idiots would be an improvement.

They've been conditioned to see "Benghazi!" as a rightwing talkingpoint, so they've been working for years to pervert it into a leftwing talkingpoint about how the Right is full of "wingnuts".

Hence, #gamerghazi.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 15, 2016 11:40 PM (IXCJi)

353 Arguing with idiots on Twitter about Benghazi really gets my pressure up. Gah.

Speaking of that, I saw some lefty smugly assert on Twitter that Benghazi was no big deal because 60 diplomats were killed under Bush. Does anybody have any idea what they're talking about?

Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2016 11:40 PM (N8hFs)

354 The Twitter is full of butt hurt New Yorkers. My god they are pathetic
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


New York is full of butt hurt twits.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 11:40 PM (FkBIv)

355 No wonder Koala bears just sit up in trees getting stoned all day.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:40 PM (qUNWi)

356 Polliwog, you can use a tennis ball to stretch. When you are sitting in a chair, lean back with the ball under your shoulder blades etc. you can also put the ball under your hip on the floor put one foot on your opposite thigh. It will hurt. A lacrosse ball works even better.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:41 PM (egOGm)

357 ""Hillary Clinton is a lying bitch! If you vote for her, you're an unAmerican motherfucker!"


Haha awesome.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:41 PM (bYGAR)

358 "Sounds like a sexual disease to me"


No, just wonderful little pickled veggie delights. Great for camping too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:41 PM (rDIc2)

359 340
I had a engaging and convivial mini meetup with the Horde's own Alton Jackson. He is a Moron of the highest order.



Seriously? Like he's here sometimes?

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:35 PM (qUNWi)

I often see him greeting the horde when he shows up. I never respond because frankly I'm afraid of showing such weakness.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 11:42 PM (4ErVI)

360
298 "
It's my choice, of course, and it's the combination of cost and immunosuppression."

Good luck with your choice. My husband has Psoriatic Arthritis and biologics are our next step. I personally think my husband's Rheumatologist is too conservative and has stayed on Methotrexate too long, because it hasn't helped much at all but as you say, biologics are a big step.
Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:23 PM (GZ6Pf)

Folks with RA might want to see if they can join a clinical trial for a new drug.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 11:42 PM (MQEz6)

361 Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:25 PM (GZ6Pf)

I know that the short time I did pilates seemed to help a lot. The big issue is to move beyond intending to do the exercise into actually *doing* it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 11:42 PM (GDulk)

362 @353 I think that was one of the idiots I was having a back and forth with. They were bringing up stuff from the Bush administration, Halliburton....

Posted by: IC at January 15, 2016 11:43 PM (+3RH+)

363 "Hillary Clinton is a lying bitch! If you vote for her, you're an unAmerican motherfucker!"



Can I get that on a bumpersticker?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:43 PM (rDIc2)

364 17 I like Cauliflower dambit!

Needs the cheese tho.

Posted by: eleven

Cream, sour cream, and or cream cheese can fix anything. Anything. Except for Obama's hemorrhoids. The more Reggie creams them, the worse they get. BTW, I went to bing to check the spelling for hemorrhoids and got an eyeful I won't be mindscrubbing for a while. Maybe I'll put some cream cheese on it.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at January 15, 2016 11:43 PM (QdAXQ)

365 Fucking *ants*.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:39 PM (qUNWi)


What about that plant that Maet featured on an ONT once that is supposed to be one of the most painful experiences possible? The Gympie gympie. That was some nasty shit.

But I'd rather roll around in a gympie gympie and eat handfuls of it than have to eat a forkful of cauliflower or broccoli

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 11:44 PM (zc3Db)

366 I am still looking for work down here too... Things have gotten worse since.oil hit #0.00/bbl.

Has anyone here had any experience with Amazon mechanical turk?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 15, 2016 11:44 PM (o5xXn)

367 But I'd rather roll around in a gympie gympie and eat handfuls of it than have to eat a forkful of cauliflower or broccoli


::hairy eyeball::

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:45 PM (qUNWi)

368 Jay,
You are so right. The deadlifts along with stretching helps. I have a lot of problems because my neck is fused. I am a fan of exercising. It has really done wonders for me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:45 PM (egOGm)

369 I've never done pilates. Did yoga for a while though. The machine looked scary.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:46 PM (bYGAR)

370 356 Polliwog, you can use a tennis ball to stretch. When you are sitting in a chair, lean back with the ball under your shoulder blades etc. you can also put the ball under your hip on the floor put one foot on your opposite thigh. It will hurt. A lacrosse ball works even better.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:41 PM (egOGm)




A (hard, not mushy) softball works even better.

I have a hard roller (styrofoam tends over time to collapse under a man's weight) that I use. When you first start, tight spots hurt like a bastard, but over time, the musculature relaxes.

Here's a great series of exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHtfqVl2l6U

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:46 PM (oKE6c)

371 It's not Caturday yet, but here's one reading the ONT:



http://tinyurl.com/zxurz35

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 15, 2016 11:46 PM (IeXP9)

372 What are deadlifts?

And, can anyone point to an online guide on them?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 15, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

373 @358 camping?

Sounds like BTH was spot on with beaver fever from mountain streams

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 11:47 PM (voOPb)

374 The F-4 was the muscle car of the skies

Posted by: Grapthar's Hammer at January 15, 2016 11:47 PM (7qAYi)

375 "But I'd rather roll around in a gympie gympie and eat handfuls of it than have to eat a forkful of cauliflower or broccoli "


So, you'd rather take it the keister than eat some broccoli.


That's sick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (rDIc2)

376 366 I am still looking for work down here too... Things have gotten worse since.oil hit #0.00/bbl.

Has anyone here had any experience with Amazon mechanical turk?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 15, 2016 11:44 PM (o5xXn)

I saw Amazon Mechanical Turk open for Toad the Wet Sprocket in '93

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (kpqmD)

377 Actually there are a number of F86 in civilian hands. It was later that the government decided not to allow surplused combat aircraft to end up in civilian hands routinely.

Posted by: Aviator at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (c7vUv)

378 Deadlifts are when you pick up a barbell from the floor to a standing position and down again.

Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (qUNWi)

379 336
Hey cooth.



How's life?

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 11:34 PM (ahx2/)


A trifle sore at the moment -- took advantage of a break between storms and had Roberto in for some cleanup.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

380 Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:46 PM (bYGAR)

There wasn't a machine with at least beginners pilates. it's pretty much a mix of yoga-based and other stretches with isometric strengthening. I always felt half an inch taller after class .

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (GDulk)

381 Polliwog,
If you meet a friend for exercise you have to go. Even walking helps me. I hear you though, If I wasn't meeting someone I wouldn't go.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (egOGm)

382 "Speaking of cauliflower, I hear that Mike Tyson is costarring in a Chinese movie. "Ip Man 3".

Whuuuut? I hope that doesn't ruin it. I love me some Ip Man.

Posted by: April at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (79ZSg)

383 I wash my hands of pilates.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 11:49 PM (FkBIv)

384 So, you'd rather take it the keister than eat some broccoli.

That's sick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (rDIc2)


"I'd rather stick needles in my eyes."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 15, 2016 11:50 PM (zc3Db)

385 @363 RK

I want one of those bumper stickers too

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 11:50 PM (voOPb)

386 Hope you feel better, cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 11:50 PM (ahx2/)

387 Hey MisHum.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 11:50 PM (ahx2/)

388 368 Jay,
You are so right. The deadlifts along with stretching helps. I have a lot of problems because my neck is fused. I am a fan of exercising. It has really done wonders for me.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:45 PM (egOGm)



Thanks, CaliGirl. I appreciate it. Few people take the advice to heart, but those who do are amazed. I ask guys I play ball with, when they have back problems: "You run and (maybe) do squats for your legs. What do you do for your lower back?"


I usually get deer in the headlights looks.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:50 PM (oKE6c)

389 Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:46 PM (oKE6c)

Thanks. I like to know what the instructions are before I start ignoring them .

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 11:51 PM (GDulk)

390 383 I wash my hands of pilates.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 11:49 PM (FkBIv)
***
Well played, sir, very well played.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 11:52 PM (/33sy)

391 Want to buy an F86?
Canadian version.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/grv5rj8

Posted by: Aviator at January 15, 2016 11:53 PM (c7vUv)

392 Well fappers, time to chug a handful of OTC sleep aids and hit the sack. Thanks for the commiseration and helpful ideas. G'night!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 15, 2016 11:54 PM (kpqmD)

393 240
I can't believe a Moron thread has devolved into cauliflower talk.

Posted by: logprof, 2-time AoS fantasy football champion at January 15, 2016 11:07 PM (vsbNu)


Grimmy sitting next to me saw this comment and said"You need to tell them NOW "Because it involves cooking it with CHEESE AND BACON!!!"

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at January 15, 2016 11:54 PM (6ga6c)

394 Think about it: what muscles oppose the hamstrings? Most people say the quads, which is true. But what other opposing muscles are there? The lower back muscles. Duh. If they're weaker than the hamstrings ...
Posted by: Jay Guevara


IIRC, the muscles that are immediately opposed to the lower back muscles are your stomach set.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 15, 2016 11:54 PM (AJ1u5)

395 386
Hope you feel better, cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 11:50 PM (ahx2/)
386
Hope you feel better, cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 11:50 PM (ahx2/)


Actually, I'm like a lot of good stuff got accomplished. Tomorrow it will rain, and I'll spend the day indoors.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2016 11:54 PM (EzgxV)

396 "I'd rather stick needles in my eyes."


Well, that's conviction.


*hat is off*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:55 PM (rDIc2)

397 Gotta work in the morning, so I'm off to bed. Good night, horde!

Posted by: April at January 15, 2016 11:55 PM (79ZSg)

398 298: You know I wouldn't presume to tell anyone what to do. There's benefits and risks, pluses and minuses, etc, etc.

While both are autoimmune, there are a lot of differences between RA and the psoriatic kind.

One that intrigued me. Folic acid is used to counteract some of the side effects of methotrexate. You'd think that that might counteract the methotrexate. However, it doesn't. For RA, but it turns out that folic acid does indeed reduce the effectiveness of it for PA.

They thought for RA that that meant the anti-folate properties of MTX weren't the main reason why MTX works, but for PA, apparently it is.

You could take MTX and hang it for me, but the thing it is, it works. It keeps the damn stuff slowed down.

It's funny how they they really don't know how a lot of this stuff really works, but that's the case for a lot of drugs. They've got ideas, but no real proof and so you have all kinds of things like the above.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 15, 2016 11:56 PM (dvuhZ)

399 Cheese and bacon are the two major food groups.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 15, 2016 11:56 PM (egOGm)

400 378 Deadlifts are when you pick up a barbell from the floor to a standing position and down again.
Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (qUNWi)




The key - and I cannot stress this enough - is to do it with perfect form. If you round your back, and are lifting any weight to speak of, you can really jack your back.


Read up (or Youtube up) on what constitutes perfect form. Bottom line: do not round your back, but rather attempt to hyperextend your back, during the lift. (By which I mean stick your butt out, keeping your back flat, and your knees behind your toes.)


Start with an empty bar, and have someone knowledgeable check your form. Perfect form is the key. Over the following weeks only move up in weight as you get bored lifting a given weight. Prepare to be amazed.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:56 PM (oKE6c)

401 Give us Richard Simmons! Give us Richard Simmons!

Posted by: a crowd yelling at pilates at January 15, 2016 11:56 PM (DLIIY)

402 Damned cauliflower lovers

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 15, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)

403 The Canadair F-86 had the best engine. I should be glad that my midlife crisis would involve things I could never possibly afford under any circumstances like fighter jets, instead of going broke buying a Corvette or something.

Posted by: Grapthar's Hammer at January 15, 2016 11:56 PM (7qAYi)

404 Wewease Wichard Simmons!

Posted by: zombie pontius pilate at January 15, 2016 11:56 PM (DLIIY)

405 Has anyone here had any experience with Amazon mechanical turk?



Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 15, 2016 11:44 PM (o5xXn)

Well hello! I have a lot of experience with it. Been doing it for years. I'm a moderator at Turkernation in fact (you can sign up and come into chat and look for me under the username dack). I've been on a bit of hiatus for the past few months though. They instituted an increase in commissions back in June or July of last year that's been a bit problematic. I used to work for Twitter several years ago and made a lot of money, but they've dropped off. The problem with mturk is that you've got to slug it out every day and get as many work qualifications as possible to make money. There's a lot of shit work on there that isn't worth doing. But I've made $700 a week on there many times, but I'd been around long enough to have the quals to do it. It's probably better as a part-time thing for most people. Sign up for mturk and some other sites like Prolific Academic (they use paypal to send you your money whereas with mturk you can get it sent from Amazon directly to your bank account). Crowdsource work has a learning curve but if you're savvy and have more than one monitor, you can make some money.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 15, 2016 11:58 PM (4ErVI)

406 Sweating to the oldies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 11:58 PM (FkBIv)

407 28
Question from last thread for any who've seen 13 Hours:



Is the movie such that I can take a 12 year old daughter who used to
get nightmares? I want my kids to know what happened (although I've
told them about it) but don't want to have to deal with more than a
rational amount of sobbing (of which I expect to be doing my own share).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 10:11 PM (GDulk)

I am a grown woman, and i will admit i have nightmares about this subject all the time. Now i admittedly had some skin in this game so the subject is extra scary/grief-laden to me, but the subject is horriffic. Perhaps give her the book to read. Dont put those images in her head, yet. Im a big girl and i HATE that they are in mine

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at January 15, 2016 11:58 PM (6ga6c)

408 Nite insomniac

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 11:58 PM (voOPb)

409 We cashed in our winning Powrball ticket today!

Turned our entire payout into more tickets!

All four dollars!... um, ...yippee... I guess?

Posted by: JQ Flyover at January 15, 2016 11:59 PM (044Fx)

410 Quite an exhausting week I've had - two round-trip drives, Austin to San Antonio, back-to-back. Head out in the dark of the pre-dawn, drive back at night, turn around and repeat....

Damned near got crushed by gravel trucks, almost run off the road by state troopers chasing down some scofflaw, and had a fat old broad in a PT cruiser nearly side-swipe me as she talked on her phone while changing lanes.

To quote from The Cabin in the Woods:

"People in this town drive in a very counter-intuitive manner. That's what I've got to say."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 15, 2016 11:59 PM (/33sy)

411 " For RA, but it turns out that folic acid does indeed reduce the effectiveness of it for PA"

From what I understand Methotrexate isn't disease modifying for PA. It is symptom modifying, so doctors stubbornly continue using it, but really biologics are the way to go from the beginning.

But, like I said, my husband's doctor doesn't agree despite ever increasing joint damage.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 11:59 PM (LzzEz)

412 "Damned cauliflower lovers"



You'll take my cauliflower out of my cold, dead hands!


*holds flouret above my head"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2016 11:59 PM (rDIc2)

413 The news comes just a day after the DOT and Obama administration announced that they'll have a "national blueprint" for self-driving cars by July. They're also kicking off a $4 billion self-driving car program that will support development of the technology for the next decade.
-----------------------

* licks lips *

Posted by: google at January 16, 2016 12:01 AM (n22zQ)

414 Robert Conquest said anything not explicitly Right would become Left over time.

Yeah, I hate to bring this up but...

Posted by: The GOPe at January 16, 2016 12:01 AM (w/iDp)

415 Thing is I'm the pickiest fucking eater ever and I fucking loved eating raw cauliflower with ranch dressing. Mom used to get these platters around Christmas and they always had a pile of cauliflower and I'd eat the whole thing. Weird shit.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 16, 2016 12:01 AM (4ErVI)

416 You'll take my cauliflower out of my cold, dead hands!

No, I won't.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 12:01 AM (FkBIv)

417 F'n Great...

So today they said the Boats Iran snagged, did NOT have engine problems...

But are now saying it was an inadvertent navigation problem...

On two boats... with sat nav....

Our own Government just blatantly lied to us... AGAIN....

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 16, 2016 12:02 AM (f7rv6)

418 That's it for me tonight too. Ave atque vale!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 16, 2016 12:02 AM (DLIIY)

419 "
No, I won't. "

Haha. High five.

Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:02 AM (LzzEz)

420 IIRC, the muscles that are immediately opposed to the lower back muscles are your stomach set.



Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 15, 2016 11:54 PM (AJ1u5)

A common misconception. You're right as far as you go, but (IANAD) you're only considering the anterior/posterior aspect. What about the superior/inferior one on the posterior aspect?

Where do the lower back muscles insert? On the pelvis. Where do the hamstrings insert? Also on the pelvis. So they're also an opposing muscle group.

The abdominals are opposed to the lower back muscles, and also to the quads; both insert on the anterior aspect of the pelvis. The lower back muscles are opposed to the abdominals, but also to the hamstrings.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 16, 2016 12:02 AM (oKE6c)

421 a $4 billion self-driving car program

And you clingers buy lottery tickets...

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at January 16, 2016 12:02 AM (w/iDp)

422

... broccoli and cauliflower

I put about 1 cup on a large-enough piece of aluminum foil, pour on enough olive oil to coat the stuff, then add enough black pepper to mostly mask the taste. Sometimes, I add half an onion (in slices), and occasionally squash and mushrooms, then close the aluminum foil and barbecue for 5-7 minutes.

This is after my selected barbecue item has been barbecuing for 10 minutes at about 500 deg.

Serve after everything has cooled a bit, with beverage of choice. Virtually no broccoli or cauliflower taste. The onions, of course, exact their revenge.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 16, 2016 12:03 AM (FlRtG)

423 "But are now saying it was an inadvertent navigation problem...

On two boats... with sat nav....
"

*cough* bullshit *cough*

Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:03 AM (LzzEz)

424 Actually, there was raw cauliflower on one of the veggie-dipping trays a brother brought to Christmas at our place this year too.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 16, 2016 12:03 AM (DLIIY)

425 That's it for me tonight too. Ave atque vale!

That means he's on team cauliflower.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 12:03 AM (qUNWi)

426 "Quite an exhausting week I've had"


You're a college prof. Just sleep in.


Ain't no thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:03 AM (rDIc2)

427 How's life?
Posted by: SMFH at January 15, 2016 11:34 PM (ahx2/)
----------
A trifle sore at the moment -- took advantage of a break between storms and had Roberto in for some cleanup.
Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------
Phrasing...

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 12:04 AM (uY5Mk)

428 between cauliflower and excersize this is the worst ont ever.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 16, 2016 12:04 AM (ucDmr)

429 >>The abdominals are opposed to the lower back muscles, and also to the quads; both insert on the anterior aspect of the pelvis.



Sorry, this was poorly phrased. I meant the abdominals insert on the anterior aspect of the pelvis, not the lower back muscles, which obviously do not.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 16, 2016 12:04 AM (oKE6c)

430 Well, they are white, eleven!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 16, 2016 12:04 AM (DLIIY)

431 413 The news comes just a day after the DOT and Obama administration announced that they'll have a "national blueprint" for self-driving cars by July. They're also kicking off a $4 billion self-driving car program that will support development of the technology for the next decade.
-----------------------

* licks lips *

Posted by: google at January 16, 2016 12:01 AM (n22zQ)


OK.... so who gets the ticket for impeding traffic when one of these slow cars kills the traffic pattern?

Who gets sued when it flips a bit.... errors out... and gets in an accident?

And if it locks up.... do you have to close all the windows and restart?

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 16, 2016 12:04 AM (f7rv6)

432 That article about The Government getting involved in car design sent chills up my spine.

The dude in the picture is Anthony Foxx, ex-mayor of Charlotte. He has not the remotest experience with transportation or anything associated with it.

What he *did* do was raise $10 Million, via an unsecured loan, to finance the Dem convention in Charlotte. Then, defaulted on the loan.

Next thing you know, he is appointed Sec. of Transportation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:05 AM (n22zQ)

433 "*cough* bullshit *cough*"

It was a set-up. A sophomoric, juvenile, thinly veiled set-up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:05 AM (rDIc2)

434 At least their isn't a video of Yoko exercising pressing cauliflower with both hands.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 16, 2016 12:05 AM (DLIIY)

435 Question from last thread for any who've seen 13 Hours:



Is the movie such that I can take a 12 year old daughter who used to
get nightmares? I want my kids to know what happened (although I've
told them about it) but don't want to have to deal with more than a
rational amount of sobbing (of which I expect to be doing my own share).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 10:11 PM (GDulk)

No, don't.

Posted by: Vendette at January 16, 2016 12:05 AM (pxMCT)

436 Scanned about 400 comments, and what I got was, for a bad back, rubio with Australian cauliflower on its best-by date.

With bacon. Because, bacon.

* packs up tablet and heads home *

Posted by: mindful webworker - careful reader at January 16, 2016 12:05 AM (ACs58)

437 428
between cauliflower and excersize this is the worst ont ever.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 16, 2016 12:04 AM (ucDmr)

Tomorrow we're discussing broccoli and durian.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 16, 2016 12:06 AM (4ErVI)

438 BB Wolf it ain't lying if we don't believe them

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:06 AM (voOPb)

439 "Our own Government just blatantly lied to us... AGAIN...."
---

SSDD

Posted by: SMFH at January 16, 2016 12:06 AM (ahx2/)

440 *cough* bullshit *cough*

Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:03 AM (LzzEz)


And somehow 2 Boat Officers... and 8 other sailors could not SEE they were off course?

In Waterways they had been sailing on for awhile apparently....

We do not yet.... and may never... have the real story...

And then people wonder why I don't trust this Government...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 16, 2016 12:07 AM (f7rv6)

441 "between cauliflower and excersize this is the worst ont ever."



Have some exercise and cauliflower. It won't kill ya. I promise.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:07 AM (rDIc2)

442 437: then pron it is then.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 16, 2016 12:07 AM (ucDmr)

443 Really... What the hell can you spend $4 freaking BILLION dollars on? I mean, aside from payoffs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:07 AM (n22zQ)

444 Our new Google iRCB-69 self-driving boats will eliminate navigational errors.

$1.25 billion each, cheap!

Posted by: DOD at January 16, 2016 12:08 AM (dbDB8)

445 426 "Quite an exhausting week I've had"


You're a college prof. Just sleep in.


Ain't no thing.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:03 AM (rDIc2)
***
Yeah, but this place runs six days a week, and there's no tenure here at all.

It's dog-eat-dog, and anybody can be replaced at any time.

People get overly dramatic and call it "the ivory sweatshop," but I've had other gigs, and a really shitty day in academia is still streets ahead of a "meh" day in just about any other industry.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 12:09 AM (/33sy)

446 442 437: then pron it is then.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 16, 2016 12:07 AM (ucDmr)



Can't go wrong with that!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 16, 2016 12:09 AM (oKE6c)

447 "What he *did* do was raise $10 Million, via an unsecured loan, to finance the Dem convention in Charlotte. Then, defaulted on the loan. "



Perfect. Democrat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:09 AM (rDIc2)

448 BB Wolf: So today they said the Boats Iran snagged, did NOT have engine problems...

It was a horrible Internet video that we had nothing to do with.

Posted by: Hill *hic* Hill *hic hic* Hillary at January 16, 2016 12:10 AM (ACs58)

449 Where do the lower back muscles insert? On the pelvis.
Posted by: Jay Guevara


The transverse and interior stomach muscles insert to the lower back. There's more than one layer, right?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 12:11 AM (AJ1u5)

450 Perfect. Democrat.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
-------------

Yup. Where fraud investigations and prison time are called for, they get cushy jobs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:11 AM (n22zQ)

451 My sciatica actually gets better if I wear tennis shoes all the time. I hate wearing shoes around the house though.

Buy a pair of white soled tennis shoes & wear them only in the house ?

Posted by: Adriane the Footfall Critic ... at January 16, 2016 12:11 AM (AoK0a)

452 We do not yet.... and may never... have the real story...


No, probably not. But-- I'm sure it's safe to assume that some of our tech was *given away* in that event.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at January 16, 2016 12:11 AM (044Fx)

453 >>> Is the movie such that I can take a 12 year old daughter who used to

get nightmares?

Polliwog, there's not a whole lot of really graphic violence, mostly just bad guys getting shot. One guy gets his arm mangled pretty badly, some arterial bleeding as they dig another guy out after a mortar hit. Some bad guys get cut in half by a machine gun, and another one fumbles a grenade and loses most of his hand. Mostly, the scary stuff is the waiting. Like Ace says, it's part war movie, part horror movie. Not gory, but pretty realistic when the bullets start flying.

The subtle political content will piss you off, but most of the people that will get it are already pissed off. There are a couple of really powerful shots - F-16s sitting cold, the girl on the phone trying to get them there.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:12 AM (qKfed)

454 "People get overly dramatic and call it "the ivory sweatshop," but I've had other gigs, and a really shitty day in academia is still streets ahead of a "meh" day in just about any other industry."


What is the gig? If it's that bad, try private enterprise.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:12 AM (rDIc2)

455
Our own Government just blatantly lied to us... AGAIN....
Posted by: BB Wolf at January 16, 2016 12:02 AM (f7rv6)


You mean, "your mission is to rendezvous with the Iranian patrol boats...

Ooops.

I heard someone say once that Iranian politics are all monolithic, but the armed forces are not. And they tend to do what they want.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 12:12 AM (q2o38)

456 "
No, probably not. But-- I'm sure it's safe to assume that some of our tech was *given away* in that event."

*falls on the ground with rage stroke*

Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:12 AM (LzzEz)

457 I think that's one of the funny things about this site. You get politics and every couple of posts you've got 'ettes talking about shoes and random recipes thrown in. It's funny stuff.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 16, 2016 12:13 AM (4ErVI)

458 Tomorrow we're discussing broccoli and durian.

Rio by Durian and Durian was a pretty peppy song ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at January 16, 2016 12:13 AM (AoK0a)

459 #353: I once had a lefty call me a liar on Twitter for saying that Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress for Obama's first two years as President.

Yeah... apparently Obamacare was somehow passed in both chambers by Republican majorities without a single Republican vote.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 16, 2016 12:13 AM (0OG8D)

460 Earache my eye. Cauliflower my ear.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 12:13 AM (FkBIv)

461 446: didn't think so.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 16, 2016 12:14 AM (ucDmr)

462 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:05 AM (n22zQ)

Another instance of "Funds for Friends" in this administration?! Surely not.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 16, 2016 12:14 AM (GDulk)

463 Hillary, I want my furniture back.


Posted by: Ralph at January 16, 2016 12:14 AM (lC04h)

464 Don't stroke out, Lauren -- stay strong enough to fight these bastards when the time comes!


Posted by: JQ Flyover at January 16, 2016 12:14 AM (044Fx)

465 440
*cough* bullshit *cough*



Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:03 AM (LzzEz)





And somehow 2 Boat Officers... and 8 other sailors could not SEE they were off course?



In Waterways they had been sailing on for awhile apparently....



We do not yet.... and may never... have the real story...



And then people wonder why I don't trust this Government...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 16, 2016 12:07 AM (f7rv6)


I just hope that Farsi Island has a major uncontrolled Ebola outbreak in about 10 days.

Unfortunately, with the current Administration, it'd likely be because they handed over a full tray of cultures -- and the Iranians accidentally dropped one.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

466 Deadlifts are when you pick up a barbell from the floor to a standing position and down again.
Posted by: eleven at January 15, 2016 11:48 PM (qUNWi)



The key - and I cannot stress this enough - is to do it with perfect form.

-
Like a clean snatch?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 16, 2016 12:15 AM (Nwg0u)

467 It's Brussels Sprouts that save your prostate.

Posted by: Ralph at January 16, 2016 12:16 AM (lC04h)

468 432 That article about The Government getting involved in car design sent chills up my spine.

The dude in the picture is Anthony Foxx, ex-mayor of Charlotte. He has not the remotest experience with transportation or anything associated with it.

What he *did* do was raise $10 Million, via an unsecured loan, to finance the Dem convention in Charlotte. Then, defaulted on the loan.

Next thing you know, he is appointed Sec. of Transportation.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:05 AM (n22zQ)

And they scream that Cruz was unethical about a loan

Geez

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:16 AM (voOPb)

469 "stay strong enough to fight these bastards when the time comes!"


I'll try. Lord, I swear these people are trying to kill us though.

Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:16 AM (GZ6Pf)

470 Like a clean snatch?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 16, 2016 12:15 AM (Nwg0u)

Oh yeah. It's critical.

Posted by: Huma Abedin at January 16, 2016 12:16 AM (4ErVI)

471 >>Like a clean snatch?

What's that?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 16, 2016 12:16 AM (c7vUv)

472
Tomorrow we're discussing broccoli and durian.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 16, 2016 12:06 AM (4ErVI)
***
Jeez! Can you imagine the smell?

(Love me some durian, BTW, but I get some folks can't stomach the smell of it. I always recall the bit from Naked Lunch: "The black meat is like a tainted cheese, overpoweringly delicious and nauseating...")

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 12:16 AM (/33sy)

473 Like a clean snatch?
Posted by: The Great White Snark


(*dial tone*)

Posted by: Humador at January 16, 2016 12:16 AM (AJ1u5)

474 magic secret weapon for roasting bland vegetables:
bacon grease and a little coarse salt

(shhh, don't tell isis)

Posted by: A Southerner of Honor at January 16, 2016 12:16 AM (26e2V)

475
The key - and I cannot stress this enough - is to do it with perfect form.

-
Like a clean snatch?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 16, 2016 12:15 AM (Nwg0u)


IS that really possible???

Posted by: Lena Dunham at January 16, 2016 12:17 AM (f7rv6)

476 #353: I once had a lefty call me a liar on Twitter for saying that Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress for Obama's first two years as President.

Yeah... apparently Obamacare was somehow passed in both chambers by Republican majorities without a single Republican vote.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler
****

They like to argue it was less than two years due to various issues. You might as well argue with a cactus as you will get the same level of honesty and sanity in doing so.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 16, 2016 12:17 AM (hVdx9)

477 "In Waterways they had been sailing on for awhile apparently.... "




Bull.


Shit.



Set up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:17 AM (rDIc2)

478 >>> We do not yet.... and may never... have the real story...


We never will. People will forget this bullshit faster than they forgot Benghazi.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:18 AM (qKfed)

479 Unfortunately, with the current Administration, it'd
likely be because they handed over a full tray of cultures -- and the
Iranians accidentally dropped one.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 12:14 AM (EzgxV)


I do remember the Ebola outbreak before the last one had an interesting Reuters notice that stray Ebola cases occurred in Pakistan.
It was never followed up on. Probably an error in reporting.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 12:18 AM (q2o38)

480 Hey, wo all die weisse frauleins at?

Posted by: Sheriff Achmed Mohammed at January 16, 2016 12:18 AM (sl+zA)

481 No, Lena not possible for youn

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:19 AM (voOPb)

482 I've actually never been anywhere near Durian but I've heard it stinks like hell. Supposedly actually eating it isn't bad though.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 16, 2016 12:19 AM (4ErVI)

483 Sheriff Achmed, the frauleins out getting guns.

Posted by: A Southerner of Honor at January 16, 2016 12:19 AM (26e2V)

484 I do remember the Ebola outbreak before the last one had an interesting Reuters notice that stray Ebola cases occurred in Pakistan.
It was never followed up on. Probably an error in reporting.


When the North Koreans start pulling everybody's teeth out, it's time to worry ...

Posted by: Adriane the Zombie Critic ... at January 16, 2016 12:19 AM (AoK0a)

485 Like a clean snatch?
Posted by: The Great White Snark
------------

It was only a matter of time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:20 AM (n22zQ)

486 While we're on the subject of physical therapy ...
does anyone know how to prevent/treat iliac crest pain? I get it from standing, running, or jumping.

Posted by: Emmie at January 16, 2016 12:20 AM (ffVbD)

487 And somehow 2 Boat Officers... and 8 other sailors could not SEE they were off course?

-
Nanzi Pelosi's super vision would have seen it.


http://tinyurl.com/z4yn689

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 16, 2016 12:21 AM (Nwg0u)

488 "Like a clean snatch?"

I swear - even after midnight, the responses to that kind of question never disappoint around here...

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 12:21 AM (uY5Mk)

489 GW Snark with top notch snark & possible thread winnah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:23 AM (voOPb)

490 I've actually never been anywhere near Durian but I've heard it stinks like hell. Supposedly actually eating it isn't bad though.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


I've smelled it at a distance and all i could smell was a almost rotten like pineapple smell with gasoline. Then again, that's most of SE Asia.

The keys to eating one are, or so I'm told,

1 ) prep and eat it in an outdoor space like a park

2 ) douse the fucking thing with rum

Posted by: Humador at January 16, 2016 12:23 AM (AJ1u5)

491 Hello Chi.

Hope you are doing well.

Posted by: SMFH at January 16, 2016 12:23 AM (ahx2/)

492 Are we tailing off here?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:24 AM (rDIc2)

493 Yes, yes we are.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:24 AM (qKfed)

494 "Yes, yes we are."

Bomber, you're back. How it go?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:26 AM (rDIc2)

495 Frauleins can buy guns in Germany?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 12:27 AM (FkBIv)

496 This thread is kind of low-energy.

Posted by: Tronald Dump at January 16, 2016 12:27 AM (dbDB8)

497 We do not yet.... and may never... have the real story...

We gave them all the support they needed, as shown in the new movie, Thirteen Oars

Posted by: Acting Secretary of the Navy- well, some intern at January 16, 2016 12:27 AM (ANVXm)

498 It went. I'm back. They screwed around and got me orders late, so I'm still 1000 miles from home. But better than it was.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:28 AM (qKfed)

499 Posted by: Emmie at January 16, 2016 12:20 AM (ffVbD)

That was the one actual skeletal problem I had (besides twisted lower leg bones). The physical therapist said the "iliac spines (?)" had gotten meshed and was really excited because she'd been to a conference that covered treating that right before I'd made the appointment to see her. It was a sort of chiropractor twist/separate move that she used and I doubt it's something a person could do for themselves.

It might be worth checking out if you know a therapist of chiropractor who is familiar with the technique.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 16, 2016 12:28 AM (GDulk)

500 This thread is kind of low-energy.
Posted by: Tronald Dump


WHAT??? I CAN"T HEAR YOU OVER MY MONEY FURNACE!!

Posted by: El Jeb at January 16, 2016 12:29 AM (AJ1u5)

501 New York Values:

That is where you can buy firearms either by going through an insanely complicated and expensive process,

OR

getting a letter permitting your purchase signed by the head of the police department.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 12:29 AM (q2o38)

502 "so I'm still 1000 miles from home. But better than it was."


Back home?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:30 AM (rDIc2)

503 Bomber, I just want to tell you thank you for serving our country during this bullshit.

Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:30 AM (GZ6Pf)

504 WHAT??? I CAN"T HEAR YOU OVER MY MONEY FURNACE!!

Posted by: El Jeb at January 16, 2016 12:29 AM (AJ1u5)

*claps*

Posted by: The Joker at January 16, 2016 12:31 AM (ZbV+0)

505 I use to love how my dog sniffed out each bag of groceries we put in the car. She would just dive in, sniff around, then dive into the next bag etc. She was protecting us and I will always love her.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 16, 2016 12:31 AM (iQIUe)

506 All these Walmarts closing is a true sign that our economy has gone belly up.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 16, 2016 12:33 AM (iQIUe)

507 "omber, I just want to tell you thank you for serving our country during this bullshit."


Word. You coming into LAX, DFW, JFK?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:34 AM (rDIc2)

508 I am about 10 miles from where I started out, in Pensacola. The three most important people are in Illiniois, until the end of the school year. Then they move down here, and all will finally be right with my world.

Oh, and I retire in May 2017, so my paperwork will be signed by whoever the next CiC is. So I got that going for me.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:35 AM (qKfed)

509 Those were just experimental mini-Walmarts.
The results of the experiment were that super Walmarts are better.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 12:35 AM (FkBIv)

510 WHAT??? I CAN"T HEAR YOU OVER MY MONEY FURNACE!!

Posted by: El Jeb


The bar, it has been raised.

Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2016 12:36 AM (ANVXm)

511 Bomber

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:37 AM (n22zQ)

512 All right, Bomber.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:38 AM (rDIc2)

513 Good for you Bomber

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:38 AM (voOPb)

514 Lauren, my pleasure, ma'am.

RK, actually came in through Disney World, via BWI and DC. Didn't get good video, but learned that if you wait around out front in camo to surprise the kids, it kinda draws a crowd, and then WDW will take care of you. Parade grand marshals, honorary flag bearer for evening colors, lots of ride comps, all the free pictures we wanted, head of the line to meet Mickey himself. Didn't grow up a Disney fan, but I love those guys now.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:38 AM (qKfed)

515 The physical therapist said the "iliac spines (?)" had gotten meshed and was really excited because she'd been to a conference that covered treating that right before I'd made the appointment to see her. It was a sort of chiropractor twist/separate move that she used and I doubt it's something a person could do for themselves.

It might be worth checking out if you know a therapist of chiropractor who is familiar with the technique.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 16, 2016 12:28 AM (GDulk)


Hmmm. I'll run that one by my chiropractor. (I don't see him much anymore since I learned the McKenzie stretches.)

Posted by: Emmie at January 16, 2016 12:38 AM (ezXrF)

516 Anyone have experience with Ruger Model 8500?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:38 AM (n22zQ)

517 491 Hello Chi.
Hope you are doing well.
Posted by: SMFH
----------------------
Hi, back.

Meh. Like a hair in a biscuit, y'know?

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 12:39 AM (uY5Mk)

518 506 All these Walmarts closing is a true sign that our economy has gone belly up.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 16, 2016 12:33 AM (iQIUe)
***
That, and the size of the recent Powerball Jackpot.....think about how many people's ticket purchases went into building up that pile of cash, and then realize that many - maybe most - of those purchases were made by households with annual incomes under $30K, and you can smell the fear and desperation.

Most Americans can't lay their hands on a thousand dollars "extra" money to meet some emergency or other. I've known people who had a car repair bill, or an ER visit, that almost ruined them for a year and more.

People are looking for something, anything, to rescue them from their current situation.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 12:39 AM (lutOX)

519 Only too well, Chi.

Posted by: SMFH at January 16, 2016 12:39 AM (ahx2/)

520 Evenin' horde.

How goes it this rainy Friday?

Just watched Sicario. Any movie where they model the hit an after Trump (killin families) is ok in my book

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 12:40 AM (hlMPp)

521 Hit man

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 12:40 AM (hlMPp)

522 Donald Trump explains his New York values to Tim Russert.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/glnoxf2




Posted by: Ralph at January 16, 2016 12:41 AM (lC04h)

523 hello

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 16, 2016 12:41 AM (R5HRU)

524 ". Didn't grow up a Disney fan, but I love those guys now. "

That's so great. It's always good to hear that everything isn't awful in the world.

Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:41 AM (GZ6Pf)

525 Oh, and thank you, Polliwog-ette.

Posted by: Emmie at January 16, 2016 12:41 AM (ezXrF)

526 " Didn't grow up a Disney fan, but I love those guys now. "



That's pretty awesome.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:41 AM (rDIc2)

527 Durian, never heard of it, searched the definition Fetid smelling fruit.

Sounds awful

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:41 AM (voOPb)

528 You can tell that dogs possess second class intellects by their low foreheads.

Posted by: Phrenology Cat at January 16, 2016 12:43 AM (GKF1b)

529 Hold on, Jim from The Office is an operator (movie wise)

Wow.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 12:43 AM (hlMPp)

530 People are looking for something, anything, to rescue them from their current situation.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 12:39 AM (lutOX)


This. The socialists have cultivated this situation (among others) so we will look to the State to save us.

Posted by: Emmie at January 16, 2016 12:43 AM (ezXrF)

531 And Bomber just made me smile for real for maybe the first time this week.
Good for you and the family! And Thank You.

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 12:43 AM (uY5Mk)

532 Bernie will give us free doctors and free diplomas.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 12:43 AM (FkBIv)

533 Dack, thanks for the advice. I think I'm gonna try it, if nothing else, it'll help stretch the benefits a little. I'll also check out the other sites.

Things are brutal now; I went to two job fairs this week; the one in town had a 45 minute line and a couple hundred people waiting in line at the "Costco" table.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 16, 2016 12:44 AM (b4PCV)

534 Bomber,
Thank you for your service and I'm happy to hear Disney treated you so well.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 12:44 AM (egOGm)

535 "6 Anyone have experience with Ruger Model 8500?"



No. Being a Ruger I'd expect no trouble.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:44 AM (rDIc2)

536 Durian is big in Thailand. The finer hotels have signs in the lobby prohibiting it in the rooms.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 16, 2016 12:45 AM (sl+zA)

537 Why does every EVERY fucking computer/device update suck fucking ass.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 12:45 AM (hlMPp)

538 I use to love how my dog sniffed out each bag of groceries we put in the car. She would just dive in, sniff around, then dive into the next bag etc. She was protecting us and I will always love her.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


Daily Mail's collection of bananas with surprises:
tinyurl.com/gpznoyq

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 12:45 AM (AJ1u5)

539 Didn't grow up a Disney fan, but I love those guys now.


Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:38 AM (qKfed)


Dude, thats awesome! i bet it was the BEST TRIP EVER!!!! for your kids. I am glad you are close to being home. i worry about you off and on.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at January 16, 2016 12:46 AM (6ga6c)

540 Rutgers are pretty near perfect Mr. Hammer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:46 AM (voOPb)

541 They like balut over there.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 12:46 AM (FkBIv)

542 Phrenology? The size of Walt's asshole?

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 16, 2016 12:47 AM (hVdx9)

543 Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:38 AM (qKfed

Hit the Italian place in Epcot?

Thanks for your service. Glad you're stateside.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 12:47 AM (hlMPp)

544 RWC

Because we are mere mortals, that's why

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:48 AM (voOPb)

545 Good night, beloved Horde! May your weekend be spectacular!

Posted by: Emmie at January 16, 2016 12:48 AM (ezXrF)

546 Bernie will give us free doctors and free diplomas.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.
-----------

I did it first.

Posted by: Hugo Chavez at January 16, 2016 12:48 AM (n22zQ)

547 Rutgers are pretty near perfect Mr. Hammer
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
-----------------

Made right here in NC.

Posted by: Hugo Chavez at January 16, 2016 12:49 AM (n22zQ)

548 Iranian news reports indicate that Pastor Saeed Abedini - a U.S. citizen imprisoned for his Christian faith - has been taken from his prison cell by intelligence police to Iran's Central Intelligence Office.

Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:49 AM (bYGAR)

549 Free diplomas will serve as free toilet paper p

Just ask Venezuelans

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:49 AM (voOPb)

550 Go long on toilet paper.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 16, 2016 12:49 AM (sl+zA)

551 540 Rutgers are pretty near perfect Mr. Hammer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:46 AM (voOPb)

All schools have their drawbacks.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 12:49 AM (hlMPp)

552 527 Durian, never heard of it, searched the definition Fetid smelling fruit.

Sounds awful
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:41 AM (voOPb)
***
Yes, smells terribly. But the flavor....

I've noticed that about other food, especially from Asia - you've got to suppress your gag-reflex, whether it's from the smell or from knowing what it is, but if you can do that, you're rewarded with a real treat.

I almost vomited the first time I had balyut. But, damn! it's good stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 12:49 AM (lutOX)

553 Made right here in NC.
Posted by: Hugo Chavez
----------

Oops. Sticky commie sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:50 AM (n22zQ)

554 Just got that off facebook from a friend who's been involved heavily in trying to get Saeed released.

Posted by: Lauren at January 16, 2016 12:50 AM (bYGAR)

555 Posted by: Emmie at January 16, 2016 12:38 AM (ezXrF)

Definitely check because it's been almost 15 years and I'm terrible for conflating similar sounding words. If he asks you what I was smoking, then it was something that sounded similar and was in the hip area.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 16, 2016 12:50 AM (GDulk)

556 541
They like balut over there.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 12:46 AM (FkBIv)


UGH! the world's most disgusting fermented food. My sister had a friend who was roped into eating it as a Mormon missionary and he almost died of it.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at January 16, 2016 12:50 AM (6ga6c)

557 Nothing to worry about now, Gushie. Navy is letting me fly till I retire, but for now I'm a student again, learning a new plane. Bomber Jr is in 5th grade, and the 'baby' is in preschool, and when school is out they're all moving here.

And I'll put it out now - I'm retiring 01 May 17, and everybody here is invited. FB or yahoo group if you're interested. Not big on formal ceremonies, but that's a Monday, so I bet that weekend is going to be a little .... celebratory.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:50 AM (qKfed)

558 527
Durian, never heard of it, searched the definition Fetid smelling fruit.



Sounds awful

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:41 AM (voOPb)


Then you start to appweciate my bettew qualities....

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at January 16, 2016 12:51 AM (EzgxV)

559 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:48 AM (voOPb

Regarding the updates?

Seriously. Every time I update the iPad it gets shittier.

And I keep on getting reminders to upgrade to Win 10. I hate Windows 8 and I don't think they've improved on it.

I wish I kept Win95 installed.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 12:52 AM (hlMPp)

560 550 Go long on toilet paper.
Posted by: Cicero
------------------
NOW you tell me!

Posted by: Al Roker at January 16, 2016 12:52 AM (uY5Mk)

561
And I'll put it out now - I'm retiring 01 May
17, and everybody here is invited. FB or yahoo group if you're
interested. Not big on formal ceremonies, but that's a Monday, so I bet
that weekend is going to be a little .... celebratory.


Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:50 AM (qKfed)

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! (imagine me jumping up and down)

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at January 16, 2016 12:53 AM (6ga6c)

562 550 Go long on toilet paper.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 16, 2016 12:49 AM (sl+zA)
***
Push comes to shove, I've got options:

1) Return to the primitive farmhouse where I spent my early years. Grow tobacco and apples and pump my own damned water in the kitchen;

2) A cold rope and a lonely place.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 12:53 AM (lutOX)

563 weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 12:45 AM (AJ1u5)
That is awful. I was bitten by a black widow last year. I don't like spiders.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 12:53 AM (egOGm)

564 Speaking of groceries...

I can find no reason why we don't already have the tech to have grocery carts scan and prepare payment for a cartload of stuff before we approach a payment stand.

Having to dump e'rryathing onto a conveyor belt and back into a cart seems ridic.

Laser scanners should pick up everything in the cart, you just push it through an automatic turnstile, and pay.

How fucking hard is that?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 12:53 AM (AJ1u5)

565 Good to hear from you Bomber.

The bed beckons.

G'night gray-boxers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:53 AM (n22zQ)

566 gushka!

Hope things are going well ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at January 16, 2016 12:54 AM (AoK0a)

567 Yay, Bomber!!!!!

Posted by: Vendette at January 16, 2016 12:54 AM (pxMCT)

568 >>> (imagine me jumping up and down)

Oh, I'm imaging that all right.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 12:54 AM (qKfed)

569 The most interesting feature of the Brooklyn rape case is that the DA is named Ken Thompson.

Posted by: Dennis Ritchie at January 16, 2016 12:54 AM (GKF1b)

570 I wish I kept Win95 installed.
Posted by: RWC
--------------

I still have one with Win 3.11

And, of course, one with 98.

Oh..., a laptop with 95

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:55 AM (n22zQ)

571 Anyway, buy anything Ruger.


Out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2016 12:56 AM (rDIc2)

572 Out.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
-----------

Got it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 12:56 AM (n22zQ)

573 How fucking hard is that?

Signal intense ...

Conveyor belt localizes the reading technology to a specific spot.

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at January 16, 2016 12:57 AM (AoK0a)

574 That is awful. I was bitten by a black widow last year. I don't like spiders.
Posted by: CaliGirl


Holy crap! *cringe*

One of my earliest memories of growing up in the SW was my dad spraying for blckwidos.

That and being attack by a hornet while perched on a 5 foot wall solidified my intense non-like of all things buggy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 12:58 AM (AJ1u5)

575 569
The most interesting feature of the Brooklyn rape case is that the DA is named Ken Thompson.

Posted by: Dennis Ritchie at January 16, 2016 12:54 AM (GKF1b)


Heh.

Posted by: C+hulhu at January 16, 2016 12:59 AM (EzgxV)

576 Nite Emmie

Hugo thanks for looking past my typos

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 12:59 AM (voOPb)

577 Windows 7, stopped updates 6 months ago. The only thing to note is that it is no longer necessary to use sys restore to sort out the kinks.

Operated XP for 3 years without 1 update. Been told I'm skating on thin ice but F Bill.


Posted by: Ralph at January 16, 2016 12:59 AM (lC04h)

578 577
Windows 7, stopped updates 6 months ago. The only thing to note is that
it is no longer necessary to use sys restore to sort out the kinks.

Operated XP for 3 years without 1 update. Been told I'm skating on thin ice but F Bill.




Posted by: Ralph at January 16, 2016 12:59 AM (lC04h)


Win8 gave me a huge shove out the door -- 10 is a kick-in-the-ass on my way out. Spyware disguised as an operating system....no, thanks! (And, no, I don't run Android. Or iOS.)

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 01:02 AM (EzgxV)

579 Invited my cuz to go shooting when we were at lunch today.

She passed.

Her hubby is chomping at the bit.

*waiting for 'new shooter smile.'

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 01:02 AM (hlMPp)

580 I got a Macbook for Christmas several years ago, so only deal with Windows at work. We got my parents a new comp this Christmas, came with Windows 10. They have gone from XP to 10 with minimal issues.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:03 AM (qKfed)

581 Nite RK

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 01:07 AM (voOPb)

582 Home. Kicking off hiccuping Hillary sock.

More major things went wrong today. If the Devil himself wanted to screw up my life in every way possible, it would look a lot like it does.

I plod on, clueless, but countiing my blessings and praying the axe doesn't fall tomorrow. The Almighty has brought me along this far, so I hope that means something for the future.

Having the Horde to follow is one of those great blessings. (I could snark, that shows how bad my life is, but it's not true. Whether it's cauliflower fights or Bomber at Disney World, this place is good as gold.)

Not complaining, really. Just... venting.
Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wrapping up at January 16, 2016 01:08 AM (XtR0g)

583 There have been good words here about "mint" . The old IBM with XP tempts me to buy some memory, load mint and put her back in service.


Posted by: Ralph at January 16, 2016 01:08 AM (lC04h)

584 Cauliflower has a very mild flavor with no overtones, so it's hard to see how anyone could strongly dislike it, unless they had a traumatic experience involving cauliflower.

But that negative association can be removed by therapy.

Posted by: Cauliflower rapist at January 16, 2016 01:08 AM (GKF1b)

585 Invited my cuz to go shooting when we were at lunch today.

She passed.

Her hubby is chomping at the bit.

Posted by: RWC


If'n I had won a certain 'Ball prize, a New Shooter Fund would have been one of the things.

Keep smiling.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 01:10 AM (AJ1u5)

586 The only traumatic experience I've ever had with cauliflower is this fucking thread.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:10 AM (qKfed)

587 Not-quite-worst-case-scenario:

Move back to the family farm, make a little applejack and maybe some 'shine, sell a few hands of bootleg 'baccy, and generally live like a 19th century farmer who's just barely this side of legal.

Best-case-scenario:

I build my very own Bartertown, complete with Thunderdome, and I have Iron Bar snuff out any strangers from the wilderness who show up to interrupt my niece-binges or angel-sessions.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 01:11 AM (lutOX)

588 Don't know what's going on mindful but prayers up for a better day tomorrow.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 01:11 AM (hlMPp)

589 So the pup just pulled out 2 pair of socks from a partially open dresser drawer. I don't think he will ever grow up. He loves socks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 01:11 AM (voOPb)

590 Cauliflower goes well with a balut.
If you like the smell of Barney Frank.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 01:11 AM (FkBIv)

591 Mindful, a better day tomorrow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 01:13 AM (voOPb)

592 And with that - and a gut full of cheap bourbon - I bid you good night, gentle fappers and 'rons.

'Ronettes, however, are welcome and more than welcome to knock softly on my door....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 01:13 AM (lutOX)

593 If'n I had won a certain 'Ball prize, a New Shooter Fund would have been one of the things.

Keep smiling.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 01:10 AM (AJ1u5)

The only bad thing is we're shooting at the farm so we may put in a bit of work before the fun.

And my cuz will be out shortly. Her sister is a helluva shot.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 01:14 AM (hlMPp)

594 The only traumatic experience I've ever had with cauliflower is this fucking thread.


Did you like the dog jumping to smell the cookies?

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 01:14 AM (qUNWi)

595 Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 01:15 AM (FkBIv)

596 580
I got a Macbook for Christmas several years ago, so only deal with
Windows at work. We got my parents a new comp this Christmas, came with
Windows 10. They have gone from XP to 10 with minimal issues.


Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:03 AM (qKfed)


They wouldn't necessarily notice -- https://restore.solutions/ articles/ windows-10-shock-microsoft -now-owns-all-your-data [BTW -- nothing special about that link, it just comes up near the top in a search].


Maybe it's 'cause I'm still butthurt that Ira dropped a keylogger on me that I'm overly sensitive about Bill Gates dropping one.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV)

597 528 ---"You can tell that dogs possess second class intellects by their low foreheads."
Posted by: Phrenology Cat
------------
Preach it!

Posted by: Peyton Manning at January 16, 2016 01:16 AM (T/5A0)

598 Didn't see any cauliflower in the dog video. Why am I talking about cauliflower now?

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:17 AM (qKfed)

599 Cauliflower is the ugly step sister of broccoli.

Posted by: navybrat at January 16, 2016 01:18 AM (8QGte)

600 Didn't see any cauliflower in the dog video. Why am I talking about cauliflower now?

Just trying to change gears.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 01:19 AM (qUNWi)

601 Well, shit, cooth. Good news is they're both already paranoid.

I just now got them to start using maps on their phones, because they used to be worried that it was telling the gov't where they were. I told them, gov't already has that info, you might as well use it too.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:20 AM (qKfed)

602 We're not really changing gears here.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:21 AM (qKfed)

603 And with that, off to drool o the pillow and sleep it off.

I leave you with Goga Sekulic and Balkan elbows:

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

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 01:22 AM (lutOX)

604 Cauliflower steamed right with a touch of butter and pepper tastes like candy.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 01:23 AM (hlMPp)

605 I like Brusselsprouts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 01:23 AM (voOPb)

606 >>>>"Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 15, 2016 10:35 PM (GDulk)"<<<<

and all others with back pain.

Something to consider is an inversion table that lets you hang upside down. It is not a permanent cure, but you can feel the pressure come off the nerve and the pain stop. I thought they were weird, but my son brought me one, and I tried it and it is bloody wonderful. I have scholiosis and have fairly constant back pain, and this relieves it.

You don't have to start with hanging completely upside down. Even 30 degrees head down helps, and you can gradually work up to vertical for 15-30 minutes. Check with your doctor and/or chiropractor to be cleared for it first, but I have gotten relief that lasts about a day.

Posted by: Subotai Bahadur at January 16, 2016 01:24 AM (yX8l+)

607 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat and have a great weekend.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 16, 2016 01:24 AM (ntObR)

608 Didn't see any cauliflower in the dog video. Why am I talking about cauliflower now?
Posted by: Bomber


None shown, it's just the way of the ONT and the Horde; random things at all times. Keeps the morale from falling below Sub-Stygian

Welcome back.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 01:25 AM (AJ1u5)

609 You too qdp

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 01:25 AM (voOPb)

610 F4-The Flying Pig. Leaks like SOB. Awesome plane, though.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 16, 2016 01:25 AM (89T5c)

611 547 Rutgers are pretty near perfect Mr. Hammer
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
-----------------

Made right here in NC.
Posted by: Hugo Chavez at January 16, 2016 12:49 AM (n22zQ)


I thought Rutgers were made in New Jersey.

Posted by: rickl at January 16, 2016 01:25 AM (sdi6R)

612 Goodnight Steve

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 01:26 AM (egOGm)

613 Yes, I'm a big fan of inversion tables. My "patients" love it.

Posted by: Mistress Cruella at January 16, 2016 01:26 AM (dvuhZ)

614 I've been back awhile. Just lurking. Again.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:29 AM (qKfed)

615 Cauliflower steamed right with a touch of butter and pepper tastes like candy.
Posted by: RWC


Candy's going bad.

https://youtu.be/boPLUivcDQw

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 01:29 AM (FkBIv)

616 Cauliflower is great. 425 oven. Liberal with the EVOO, salt. pepper, and roast for 25 minutes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 16, 2016 01:30 AM (89T5c)

617 Nite morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 01:32 AM (voOPb)

618 Cauliflower is great. 425 oven. Liberal with the EVOO, salt. pepper, and roast for 25 minutes.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory


So, you're saying to cook a liberal with the cauliflower?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 01:32 AM (FkBIv)

619
So, you're saying to cook a liberal with the cauliflower?


That would make it bitter.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 01:33 AM (qUNWi)

620 583
There have been good words here about "mint" . The old IBM with XP
tempts me to buy some memory, load mint and put her back in service.




Posted by: Ralph at January 16, 2016 01:08 AM (lC04h)


I've been running CentOS, Debian, Raspbian, Ubuntu, Mint, and a couple of other distros lately. Mint is extremely user-friendly, and very easy to transition to from Win7. It adapts to most hardware painlessly -- and you might not even need to load up the memory from what it has. That said, it focuses on being a user-friendly bridge from Windows for people who don't want to fiddle with their hardware.

Furthermore, the default configuration has a world-class firewall installed.....but not enabled or configured. There is available malware scanning.....that is not turned-on. There are tools to do security audits.....which aren't on the menus. At first install, your system is actually less secure than a Windows system at first install (fortunately, malware for Linux is much less common than malware for Windows....at present).
Just to take a random example -- CentOS is much less friendly, but installs with security policies in place. Of course, it could be worse -- unless you know what you're doing, anyone can log into your raspberry pi with user "pi" and password "raspberry", then use "sudo" to alter system settings -- I don't allow my pi's to touch the internet before I've fixed that little loophole.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 01:34 AM (EzgxV)

621 618-
Fuck no. You don't want to ruin it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 16, 2016 01:35 AM (89T5c)

622 So, you're saying to cook a liberal with the cauliflower?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.


The regret and STDs will not turn out for the best.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 01:36 AM (AJ1u5)

623 Nite horde.

Hopefully getting the new purchase, a good dinner, and an evening of cards tomorrow.

Remember to show your support and congregate at any local MLK Blvds on Monday.

*leave your belongings to me

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2016 01:36 AM (hlMPp)

624 I have an LBJ highway, close enough.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 16, 2016 01:37 AM (VdICR)

625 205 My physical therapist is a sadist
F*cker
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2016 10:56 PM (voOPb)

You know, don't you, that PT also stands for Pain and Torture? I've had quite enough PT in the last few years. Am in it now for a spine fusion (multiple vertebrae) last summer.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 16, 2016 01:38 AM (81Hlx)

626 601
Well, shit, cooth. Good news is they're both already paranoid.

I
just now got them to start using maps on their phones, because they
used to be worried that it was telling the gov't where they were. I told
them, gov't already has that info, you might as well use it too.


Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:20 AM (qKfed)


If you ever want the government to not track your cellphone, pull the battery and put it in a baggie; then wrap both the baggie and the phone in aluminium foil. Or leave it somewhere else.

And, BTW, that means that the government has the cellphone information from each and every one of the rioters in Ferguson....notice anything entertaining about that? *crickets*

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)

627 So pretty much every electronic form I have ever filled in has my SSN. New ones have that plus the new DOD ID number that's supposed to replace it. Which means both the fe'ral gov't and the Chicoms have all my info. Which means I'm cool using all the location functions on my iPhone 4S now.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:42 AM (qKfed)

628 OT They're good to hate on, but Go Pats!
I love it when I see perfection.

Posted by: micky at January 16, 2016 01:43 AM (LBYzV)

629 willowed. I don't mind.

Posted by: micky at January 16, 2016 01:45 AM (LBYzV)

630 So pretty much every electronic form I have ever filled in has my SSN. New ones have that plus the new DOD ID number that's supposed to replace it.

Joined the Navy in 1971. They assigned me a serial number. A little later they replaced that with the SSN. So now they are going back to a serial number?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 01:45 AM (FkBIv)

631 I know I love my Ruger Security Six! Er, I mean, I did love it, before I lost it in a tragic boating accident.

Darned boating accidents. They'll get you every time!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 16, 2016 01:46 AM (0OG8D)

632 Officially known as the DOD ID number. I also have a benefits number, it ends in -00. Wife is -01, kids are -02 and -03. I know my SSN and DOD ID, but not the other.

But ID card has a bar code, a magnetic strip and a chip. I'm sure all the numbers are easily accessible to everybody but me.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:48 AM (qKfed)

633 DOD IDs are 10 digits, and as far as I can tell not at all related to SSN. But since we have to list both until the full switchover, that's not really an issue for Chicoms or other hackers.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:49 AM (qKfed)

634 Speaking of that, I saw some lefty smugly assert on
Twitter that Benghazi was no big deal because 60 diplomats were killed
under Bush. Does anybody have any idea what they're talking about?

Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2016 11:40 PM (N8hFs)


Ya... no... I feel sure we would have heard about that(and heard and heard again) if that were true.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 16, 2016 01:51 AM (NPofj)

635 I'm half tempted to post all my numbers here, to allow for full analysis, but I'll just say, between the three numbers the Navy uses to identify me, all 10 base-10 digits are used somewhere.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:51 AM (qKfed)

636 As a Raider fan choosing between NE and KC is high torture.

I would have to go Pats.

Choosing between PIT and DEN is comparatively easy.

Go Steelers.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 01:52 AM (qUNWi)

637 For the record, that's an F-4D in the picture.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 16, 2016 01:53 AM (jKUeC)

638 I'm half tempted to post all my numbers here, to allow for full analysis, but I'll just say, between the three numbers the Navy uses to identify me, all 10 base-10 digits are used somewhere.
Posted by: Bomber


Avoid posting any and all identifying numbers or data.

But you already know that.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 01:53 AM (AJ1u5)

639 That's why I didn't.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:54 AM (qKfed)

640 I'm watching poker on ESPN.

Every single one of these guys looks like child pornographers.

WTF is up with that?

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 01:55 AM (qUNWi)

641 My serial number was a letter followed by six numbers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 01:56 AM (FkBIv)

642 I'd watch poker on ESPN. If it were dogs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 01:57 AM (FkBIv)

643 Speaking of that, I saw some lefty smugly assert on
Twitter that Benghazi was no big deal because 60 diplomats were killed under Bush. Does anybody have any idea what they're talking about?

Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2016 11:40 PM (N8hFs)


There were quite a few embassy/consulate attacks, and the total number of victims did approach 60, but I don't believe that all of the victims were diplomats, or even Americans.

There were multiple attacks in Karachi, plus Jeddah, Sana'a and Istanbul, just to name a few.

Posted by: HTL at January 16, 2016 01:58 AM (s4eYP)

644 First time I went to AFG, '08-'09, we got AFN. News, sports, crappy movies. News was a little FNC, a little CNN, some MCNBC, all the networks, lots of PBS. Sports was straight ESPN, but with the time change, pretty much all poker all the time. Or late-night SportsCenter newsconference bullshit.

Seriously, IDF never bothered me but I'll be goddamned if I'll ever watch ESPN again.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 01:59 AM (qKfed)

645 My serial number is MUESLIX.

It only hurts when I shit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 01:59 AM (AJ1u5)

646

... Benghazi was no big deal because 60 diplomats were killed ...


Benghazi WAS (ans IS) a big deal because, unlike any other of the alleged events, we saw Benghazi coming, and down to the nearest day.

Benghazi, unlike any other event was easily avoidable ... add 30 more American guards, or simply evacuate 2 days before.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 16, 2016 02:03 AM (FlRtG)

647 And, BTW, I'm very sure that the portrait doggeh is a pit bull, partially because of the way the head and ears are shaped....and partially because of the characteristic expression of goofy adoration. There's a reason that "The Little Rascals" features included a pitbull -- they love kids and attention.




Now, it is also true that pitbulls can be very dangerous dogs with vicious tendencies....but they're not born that way. They have to have their innate belief in the goodness of humans forcibly broken. They must have been betrayed, over-and-over-and-over. Their instincts for aggressive play that ends when one shows belly must be overturned by repetitive cruelty. They must be driven to a continual madness of bloodlust through a continuous program of sadistic manipulation. Then, and only then, do they embody horrific implements of violence.





And, sadly, such dogs are probably best given compassionate release -- the cost and effort to stitch their minds back together, high cost of failure, and lack of guarantees of success leave people with little choice. But it is not the fault of the breed. It is the fault of the MONSTERS that mistreat such animals and turn them from goofball snuggle-puppies into dangerous psychopaths.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 02:05 AM (EzgxV)

648 636:Choosing between PIT and DEN is comparatively easy.

Go Steelers.



Yep!! GO STEELERS!!

They have no chance in hell at winning the Super Bowl. They are a travelling M*A*S*H unit at this point. Too many injuries to overcome. They have been extraordinary lucky too this point. The Jets choked and they got in the playoffs. Then they played the STUPIDEST team in the NFL in the first round and won. Its unlikely that kind of luck will last.

Posted by: Puddleglum, doomed Steelers fan at January 16, 2016 02:07 AM (xlNgJ)

649 Well, I believe I'll go pass out.

Posted by: Bomber at January 16, 2016 02:09 AM (qKfed)

650 I wouldn't make too much of the Wal-Mart closures. Over two-thirds of the stores closing in the US are a mini-Wal-Mart format they tried out and found didn't work for them, just like the Fresh and Easy parent company discovered. Basically, the Trader Joes formula only works for affluent markets and there wasn't a segment for something in between that and a 7-11 like they believed.

From there, all of the stores being closed are in close proximity to another Wal-Mart but in the crappier neighborhood of the two. Remember, there are no food deserts, just crime oases.

For myself, I'd rather have a store in the region that stays open 24/7 than more stores of the same chain. I've got that with Wal-mart but every other chain is annoyingly deficient on that front. The next closest 24 hour supermarket is a LOT farther off.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 16, 2016 02:10 AM (IdCqF)

651
HTL, correct, but of course we're talking apples and durian here.

There have been, since the 1970s, periodic attacks on US diplomatic facilities abroad. Those during Bush's tenure were naturally part and parcel of an ongoing war.

Benghazi was a colossal and indefensible cluster-f**k in all respects - and wasn't "the enemy gets a vote" unavoidable friction of war. It's actually quite unusual, the degree to which the 7th floor (SecState) was directly involved in the whole thing, both broadly and in the details. The overall Libya policy was of course set from above - but it was a highly unusual one. And the unresponsive response to the requests for security measures in Benghazi was both outrageous (career-ending, scandalous in a country called the US of yore) AND had SecState personal fingerprints on it. These things were far from normal.

Last chief of mission killed was Spike Dubs in Kabul in 1979 - but that was "enemy gets a vote" of a truly chaotic situation that arose and normal protections (sovereign state provides security) suddenly evaporated - combined withSoviet intervention bringing their typical subtlety to hostage situations. Before that, Cleo Noel in Khartoum - infamously known to be with the explicit OK of the vermin Arafat.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 02:11 AM (QDnY+)

652 Puddlegum -- But as long as you've got Raplesberger you have a chance v just about anybody.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 02:11 AM (qUNWi)

653 652: Roethlisberger is injured too. Passing arm is messed up.

(you know, he wasn't actually charged with rape. He wasn't charged at all. Just throwing that out there. He's married and has kids. Seems too finally have grown up. Off uber Steelers fan mode). :-)

Posted by: Puddleglum, doomed Steelers fan at January 16, 2016 02:15 AM (xlNgJ)

654 Keep in mind the left counts it as a 'diplomat killed' even if it was Army or Marine personnel, so long as they were attached to a State Department run posting. And those were in active war zones, not supposedly settled locations like Libya.

And yes, some actual State guys were killed over the years. In actual active war zones acknowledged as such with the accompanying differences in pay and accrual of seniority.

Nothing like Benghazi.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 16, 2016 02:19 AM (IdCqF)

655 From there, all of the stores being closed are in close proximity to another Wal-Mart but in the crappier neighborhood of the two. Remember, there are no food deserts, just crime oases.

Posted by: Epobirs


In SoCal, no. Just a Wal-Mart desert.

They were shut out of LA city for years. The mini-Marts that are closing are tail-end, half-assed compromised locations that took millions to negotiate.

Wally should have read the tea-leaves and leafed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 02:19 AM (AJ1u5)

656 #647: Pit bulls aren't innately angrier or more aggressive than a whole lot of other dog breeds are.

The thing that makes pit bulls so dangerous is, they don't give warning before going on the attack. They won't bark or growl at you; they'll watch you silently, without protest, until you cross whatever line they consider to make you deserving of death. And then they strike.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 16, 2016 02:21 AM (0OG8D)

657
Exclusively the satisfied consumer, and not provider, of security in war-zone situations forState Dept. work - but comfortable in saying that the "security" arrangements for Benghazi, given the threat level, were beyond belief. As was Stevens' willingness to even go there - esp. on 9/11 - given the ridiculous situation.

But, on to expiration dates.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 02:22 AM (QDnY+)

658 They're going to have the Superbowl, right here, in my city, in less than a month. I never wanted to live in a city with a Superbowl. I never wanted the City Council to rob me of $4,000 to build a football stadium in my city to host a Superbowl. I wanted to GTFO of this city the day they took $4,000 from me, long before they built the stadium for their Superbowl.





I hope both teams (and the City Council) get a bad case of norovirus to the extent they can't run four consecutive plays without taking a shitsquirting break. Assholes. I understand that they'll be closing off half the streets in the city where I live in honor of this ultimately corrupt and empty enterprise. I understand that this city of 110,000 people will have 40,000 butts-in-the-seats of the stadium for the game -- with only a dozen douchebag City Councilmen (fresh from selling out their citizens) actually representing this city, that I once called home, that is now an oozing ulcer of depravity that sickens me to be associated with.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 02:25 AM (EzgxV)

659 That and being attack by a hornet while perched on a 5 foot wall solidified my intense non-like of all things buggy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 12:58 AM (AJ1u5)


Mother Nature tries to kill us every day in ways both imaginable and unimaginable. To hell with that whore!

Posted by: RickZ at January 16, 2016 02:26 AM (Ix+HS)

660 cthulhu -- what city is that?

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 02:27 AM (qUNWi)

661
Curiously, in one gig I was in direct and regular contact with the USDA guy who ran the expiration date business (for food). Yes, there is/was such a job.

As common sense has long ago told you, many expiration dates are utterly meaningless, and almost all of them are subject to practical interpretation.

Eggs go bad. Dairy products go bad. Most dry, stable, semi- or processed food items, stored properly, don't go bad (in a safety sense) for a long time.

In the same gig was working with folks who dealt with expiration for pharmaceuticals. Same principles apply. Chemically stable compounds (solids) properly stored .... have very long effective shelf lives.

But, funny. F***ing russkis/ex-Soviets, naturally, had never heard of expiration dates (they put nuclear reactors on satellites, and airport crew smoked while refueling airliners, to round out the picture). So when someone, in good faith, explained the strange markings on some "late dated" pharma that was donated (we're talking Advil and the like) by Big Pharma for the aid programs to the former USSR, they went nuts. Accused us of giving them our "trash".

So, "expiration dates" - in many cases exclusively the product of our ridiculous shake-down industry, er .... liability bar, actually caused real headaches when - for the umpteenth time and as always to little thanks - the US was trying to help someone, in good faith and with great care and competence.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 02:30 AM (QDnY+)

662 660
cthulhu -- what city is that?

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 02:27 AM (qUNWi)


Santa Clara, CA. Typical bullshit -- they put up a pseudo-deal, asked voters for a referendum.....then passed something entirely different. Every one of the 110,000 people in the city took it in the ass to the tune of $4,000 -- man, woman, child, babe-in-arms. The assholes in the stadium authority keep saying "it's only a guarantee" -- but if you read the words in the deal, it's "we'll get $4,000 from unicorn farts, or the citizens of Santa Clara will get raped in the ass for it".

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

663 662
660

cthulhu -- what city is that?



Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 02:27 AM (qUNWi)


Santa
Clara, CA. Typical bullshit -- they put up a pseudo-deal, asked voters
for a referendum.....then passed something entirely different. Every one
of the 110,000 people in the city took it in the ass to the tune of
$4,000 -- man, woman, child, babe-in-arms. The assholes in the stadium
authority keep saying "it's only a guarantee" -- but if you read the
words in the deal, it's "we'll get $4,000 from unicorn farts, or the
citizens of Santa Clara will get raped in the ass for it".


Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)


The pseudo-deal had no taxpayer contribution and included millions of dollars "for the children". The real deal -- unless unicorn farts become cash Real Soon Now, taxpayers get pounded.....and those kids? So sorry.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

664
But cthulhu, it's CA, in the "US", in 2016. Plain language in bond issues means exactly whatever somebody thinks it means if it get somebody what they want, or fills their pockets. See: bullet train authorization.

It's pretty remarkable. In one generation, maybe 1.5, CA and much of the US have degraded from unique-best-ever governed/administered places to just middle of the pack - top-down, corrupt, arrogant, clueless, parasitic, authoritarian, vile.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 02:38 AM (QDnY+)

665 St. Louis's taxpayers are still on the hook for $300 million, and our NFL team is gone. The people here got hoodwinked by some seriously corrupt politicians, including now mayor Slay. Dude is a criminal. $12 million a year just thrown down a rathole.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 02:40 AM (OvUux)

666 Now?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 02:40 AM (EzgxV)

667 #655

http://tinyurl.com/z7xsuu4

There is the complete list of locations closing. Look at the few in SoCal and see if a single one is on a location that ever inspired in you a desire to live nearby.

And there aren't any Wal-mart Express stores in CA. That was left to Fresh and Easy under Tesco and later Yucaipa, which is already dead and gone.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 16, 2016 02:41 AM (IdCqF)

668
I thought the issue with pit bulls was physical capability, not temperament.

Sort of a perfect analogue with intelligence assessments of potential military adversaries. You assess capability, not so much intention (that's another area of black magic).

The jaw pressure they can apply. If they were schnausers, the same behavior/temperament as they have would be of no concern, maybe not even of any interest.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 02:42 AM (QDnY+)

669 I like Brusselsprouts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 01:23 AM (voOPb)


I luvs me some baby cabbages.

Halved roasted sprouts with pecans and topped with roasted garlic-parmigiano reggiano-cream sauce. Or halved sprouts braised in soy-butter-lemon juice topped with sliced almonds. Or shredded sprouts fried in bacon fat (pancetta works, too) with sliced onions.

I firmly believe Brussels sprouts get a bad rap due to people eating frozen sprouts, which truly are a 'food' abomination. Sprouts are one of those veggies (asparagus being another) where only fresh will do (even better if the sprouts are bought on the stalk).

Brussels sprouts haters gotta hate.

Posted by: RickZ at January 16, 2016 02:43 AM (Ix+HS)

670 664

But cthulhu, it's CA, in the "US", in 2016. Plain language in bond
issues means exactly whatever somebody thinks it means if it get
somebody what they want, or fills their pockets. See: bullet train
authorization.

It's pretty remarkable. In one generation, maybe
1.5, CA and much of the US have degraded from unique-best-ever
governed/administered places to just middle of the pack - top-down,
corrupt, arrogant, clueless, parasitic, authoritarian, vile.



Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 02:38 AM (QDnY+)


I was born here, got my education here, lived my life here, own a house here.....and I feel like I'm standing on tip-toes neck-deep in a cesspool. It makes my skin crawl and I want out, out, out. I have ideas for businesses -- several of them. I Won't Start Them Here. The only reason I still reside in this state is the fiancee.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 02:45 AM (EzgxV)

671 Shredded sprouts sauteed in coconut oil topped with toasted almond slivers. to die for!

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 02:45 AM (OvUux)

672 #665

Any use of public funds for the construction of a private sports facility is a scam, pure and simple. If a major bank or other financial investment enterprise won't take on the project, why should the public be dragged into it.

Pretty much every facility ever built with public funds on the claims of increased jobs and revenues for the surrounding region has failed to make good on its promises. Maybe it's just because I couldn't care less whether there is a local franchise for whatever form of sportsball is in season, but any time anything related to backing a new facility for billionaires to watch their pet millionaires play children's games comes up on the ballot, it's an automatic NO.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 16, 2016 02:48 AM (IdCqF)

673
Epobirs, you seem wise in the ways of the grocery biz.

One thing that's long puzzled me: Trader Joe's is all about low prices, which they deliver. And used to be about low cost basis - a transition manager at the first mid-Atlantic TJ's once explained to me how they not only usually have small stores but snag the cheapest/least desirable space at the mini-mall to save on lease costs.

Yet: the target customers are - it seems based on locations, exclusively - upper income. ????? Methinks TJ's could do quite well locating in other than expensive areas. Don't regular middle class people like high quality and low prices too?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 02:48 AM (QDnY+)

674 They were shut out of LA city for years. The mini-Marts that are closing are tail-end, half-assed compromised locations that took millions to negotiate.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 02:19 AM (AJ1u5)


There are no Wal-Marts in NYC. Because proggies.

Posted by: RickZ at January 16, 2016 02:49 AM (Ix+HS)

675 665
St. Louis's taxpayers are still on the hook for $300 million, and our
NFL team is gone. The people here got hoodwinked by some seriously
corrupt politicians, including now mayor Slay. Dude is a criminal. $12
million a year just thrown down a rathole.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 02:40 AM (OvUux)


Every taxpayer-funded professional sports facility is a rathole. One might think that there would be protections in state constitutions for such matters.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 02:49 AM (EzgxV)

676 The key to making delicious Brussels sprouts, whatever the recipe, is to char them in the pan. Gots to be blackened at least a little bit. Makes them ooper-dooper tasty.

I prefer olive oil for the frying, then after some nice charring, a whole Meyer lemon squeezed over it, with some thyme and black pepper. Oh yeah. To get really fancy, then scrape the pith off a remaining lemon half, and julienne some thin lemon peel strips, and fry those a bit with the spouts too.

Posted by: zombie at January 16, 2016 02:50 AM (jBuUi)

677 What am I doing posting recipes?

Guns, football, boobs. There. Re-established my place in the herd. Whew.

Posted by: zombie at January 16, 2016 02:50 AM (jBuUi)

678 the target customers are - it seems based on locations, exclusively - upper income. ????? Methinks TJ's could do quite well locating in other than expensive areas. Don't regular middle class people like high quality and low prices too?


Speaking of TJs, for research purposes (seriously), I just tried a new product they came out with recently: "Not Your Father's Root Beer," or something like that: alcoholic root beer.

I was pretty shocked at how great it was. 8.7 out of 10. Big foamy head like Guinness, but the taste of true old-school wild-west root beer, extra-intensified with the alcohol.

Alcoholic root beer, in case you didn't know, will be a big food trend in 2016.

Posted by: zombie at January 16, 2016 02:55 AM (jBuUi)

679
Actually, zombie, you've lost track - it's public financing of sports facilities, economics of grocery chains, and modern diplomatic security history.

Recipes (like guns, boobs, football) are never OT.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 02:55 AM (QDnY+)

680 Also: boobs.

Posted by: zombie at January 16, 2016 02:56 AM (jBuUi)

681 668

I thought the issue with pit bulls was physical capability, not temperament.

Sort
of a perfect analogue with intelligence assessments of potential
military adversaries. You assess capability, not so much intention
(that's another area of black magic).

The jaw pressure they can
apply. If they were schnausers, the same behavior/temperament as they
have would be of no concern, maybe not even of any interest.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 02:42 AM (QDnY+)


The physical capability necessary to mess up a human isn't that great. Pit bulls exceed it, as do probably half of similarly-sized pooches. The mental capability, however, is another thing entirely. People who train pits for violence are MONSTERS. Michael Vick got-off entirely too lightly. You have to be a sick bastard to repeatedly violate a pit-bull's innate friendly goofiness to the point its reflexive turn is toward violence.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 02:57 AM (EzgxV)

682 Well don't hate on the Raiders just yet cthulhu.

They had no part in that.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:00 AM (qUNWi)

683 Do I have to be the queirdo to point out that brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, mustard, and broccoli are all from the same friggin' genus BRASSICA??

One cabbage to rule them all...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 03:00 AM (AJ1u5)

684 Brassica >>*

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 03:01 AM (OvUux)

685 682
Well don't hate on the Raiders just yet cthulhu.



They had no part in that.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:00 AM (qUNWi)


Where did I say I hated on the Raiders?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:02 AM (EzgxV)

686 Good olde rapeseed is brassica as well. Canadien cultivar eh?

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 03:03 AM (OvUux)

687 The problemo with pit bulls is that they have the capacity to kill people.

Most other dogs can't and won't.

I'm sorry to all pitbull lovers but I will be happy when they don't exist anymore.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:03 AM (qUNWi)

688 683
Do I have to be the queirdo to point out that brussel sprouts,
cauliflower, cabbage, mustard, and broccoli are all from the same
friggin' genus BRASSICA??



One cabbage to rule them all...



Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 03:00 AM (AJ1u5)


Nerd that I am, I've been harassing servers for decades -- "it says 'mixed vegetables' -- are there any cruciferous vegetables in that?"

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:04 AM (EzgxV)

689 My only run it with a pit bull was in a pub in Scotland. It was the friendliest, stupidest, critter, I ever met. She took one look at me, started wagging its stubby tale, and jumped in my lap, demanding to be petted (BIG SAD DOGGY eyes). Pit Bulls are heavy. I did not know that until that critter jumped in my lap. So I petted it and she was happy. Not mean at all. Wasn't an issue even though I'm a cat person.

Posted by: Puddleglum, doomed Steelers fan at January 16, 2016 03:04 AM (xlNgJ)

690 Where did I say I hated on the Raiders?

Sorry...you said something about two teams. I assumed you meant the Raiders.

What other team were you referring to?

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:04 AM (qUNWi)

691 ...and in the sulfur bind them.
*toot*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 03:04 AM (AJ1u5)

692 Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts and more -- All come from the same damn plant:

Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea, in the family Brassicaceae. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head (the white curd) is eaten. The cauliflower head is composed of a white inflorescence meristem. Cauliflower heads resemble those in broccoli, which differs in having flower buds. Brassica oleracea also includes broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale, though they are of different cultivar groups.

(wiki)

Thanks for the ONT, CDR M.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:05 AM (gyKtp)

693 I hope both teams (and the City Council) get a bad case of norovirus to the extent they can't run four consecutive plays without taking a shitsquirting break. Assholes.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:06 AM (qUNWi)

694 Shit. weft cut-loop beat me to it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:08 AM (gyKtp)

695 I was reading an article elsewhere about the rising price of cauliflower. Bums me out. I make cauliflower many diffferent ways. I have yet to try the "steak" because that screams slowfood hipster clean eating paleonuts to me. Making a nice masala or curry sauce goes very well with that bland whitey white.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 03:08 AM (OvUux)

696
Hmm, have never liked brussels sprouts (even though I understand their nutritional merits). Publicly financed sports facilities can be a complicated topic.

But that's the perfect excuse to retire to the nightly ration of the Goebbels biography (Peter Longerich). Kind of a rambling disjointed thing - not a criticism, he tries to just follow Goebbels' diary - but illuminating on the actual workings of the Nazi regime.

Most interesting observation so far is just how leaderless, disorganized, and even chaotic Germany was during the war. The Fuhrer basically disappeared after mid-1943 - spent most of his time at his two eastern field HQs or in Berchtesgaden. His voice was never heard by the public after the Jan. '44 anniversary of Nazi power and then the day of the ValkyrieTag assassination attempt in July.





Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 03:10 AM (QDnY+)

697 Shit. weft cut-loop beat me to it.
Posted by: GnuBreed /i]

*velvet darkness*
...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 03:10 AM (AJ1u5)

698 OK, here'a a moral dilemma facing me right now that you guys are gonna enjoy:

Recently, I went on a group outing in which a bunch of media and PR types were shown around an outdoors area by an agency looking to create positive buzz and word-of-mouth. (Sorry, can't get more specific.) There were about 25 or 30 of us in total, and the terrain and location necessitated in many places that people go single file.

Now, I didn't really know any of the people there, and still don't know them personally. It's just that, by sheer accident, at various points during the single-file parts of the trek, an extremely good-looking PR girl was directly in front of me, with a tight skirt and bod to match.

Now, everyone had brought their cameras, and every ten steps people were saying, "Oooh, look at that view," and everybody was snapping pictures of the upcoming scenery.

Trust me, I did not even realize until days afterward, when this evening after uploading the jpegs off the camera, I saw that about a third of my shots have this delicious pink rear end in them, "ruining" the scene. Or, as many of you might opine, making the scene infinitely more interesting.

But now I feel that I accidentally took dozens of "creep shots" -- photos taken of sexy young girls on the street without their knowledge.

So, my dilemma is: Do I delete all the pink-ass photos, out of respect for the young woman (whose name I don't even know)? Or do I just leave her rear end in whatever picture I select to publish? Or do I carefully tried to edit out the butts, making the scene-framing worse? Do I sell the photos to SexButtCreepShot.com?

And no, I will not provide samples to anyone for evidentiary purposes.

Posted by: zombie at January 16, 2016 03:11 AM (jBuUi)

699 eleven, I think cooth is referring to the two Super Bowl teams, whoever they end up being. I guess the event is being played at the 49ers' stadium, in/near Santa Clara (don't even know the name or exactly where it is, very casual sports "fan" here).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 16, 2016 03:12 AM (QDnY+)

700 dammit, you pre-empted the 'pics or it didn't happen' response.

I recommend editing out the scenery, and letting the morons evaluate your situation...

Posted by: Ian Galt at January 16, 2016 03:15 AM (8iiMU)

701
And no, I will not provide samples to anyone for evidentiary purposes.


Invalid comment.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:16 AM (qUNWi)

702 Posted by: zombie at January 16, 2016 03:11 AM (jBuUi)

She probably has at least 147 selfies of her ass on Facebook already.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:18 AM (gyKtp)

703 You mean "belfies"

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 03:18 AM (OvUux)

704 rhomboid -- I guess that must be it.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:19 AM (qUNWi)

705 Posted by: zombie at January 16, 2016 03:11 AM (jBuUi)

It seems to me that if she was dressing in a deliberately showy fashion, deleting the photos because she's in them is, if not the opposite of respect, then at least in that direction.

If she's a distraction and clearly not posing, I wouldn't include the photos for sale for the sake of the impression you leave (or if she's the one your selling to being the PR person in your story), reduce the number of hers substantially but include a few so it's not completely obvious you're trying to avoid having her in a shot.

Or if these are going up on your own site (not clear what you meant by publish) and she's not likely to see them to complain, just use them all and mention she was part of/running the tour (whatever's closest to accurate)

Posted by: The Joker at January 16, 2016 03:21 AM (ZbV+0)

706 687
The problemo with pit bulls is that they have the capacity to kill people.



Most other dogs can't and won't.



I'm sorry to all pitbull lovers but I will be happy when they don't exist anymore.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:03 AM (qUNWi)


eleven, fellow Moron, come sit with me. To start with, dog bite fatalities are extremely rare ( http://www.nationalcanineresearchcouncil .com/dogbites/dog- bite-related-fatalities/ ). In most cases, the breed of dog isn't readily available. And, not to put too fine a point on it -- you're getting your information from the MSM.

It is very likely that the majority of dog bite fatalities are mutts gone feral or fight-trained dogs. Eliminating pit bulls will do nothing about feral mutts......and eliminating the breed of pit bulls would do nothing towards eliminating fight-trained dogs, because the horrific monsters that abuse dogs that way would only find other dogs to abuse.

You say, "Most other dogs can't and won't." -- most larger dogs can (and feral/mixed-breed ones do) -- and most dogs won't (which is true except for those trained to fight). But personal experience with a pit bull would soon make it clear that is not the breed of dog -- it is the level of abuse.

The great majority of pit bulls are, if anything, overly snuggly.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:21 AM (EzgxV)

707 )

690
Where did I say I hated on the Raiders?



Sorry...you said something about two teams. I assumed you meant the Raiders.



What other team were you referring to?

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:04 AM (qUNWi)


I know the 49ers and Raiders are teams in the NFL. I don't know when they play or what bowl games they're involved with.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:23 AM (EzgxV)

708 The jury in the trial for William Porter, the Baltimore police officer who was charged in the death of Freddie Gray, almost acquitted him of the most serious charge against him, manslaughter, with the jury split 11-1 in favor of acquittal, the Baltimore Sun reported Friday.

And yet, they are retrying him in June.

Ah well, the riots are postponed until then.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:23 AM (gyKtp)

709 eleven, fellow Moron, come sit with me.



Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:25 AM (qUNWi)

710 Summer riots are really the best ones, anyways.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:27 AM (gyKtp)

711 They have to gin up interest in that voting block in a timely fashion.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 03:29 AM (OvUux)

712 693
I hope both teams (and the City Council) get a bad case of norovirus
to the extent they can't run four consecutive plays without taking a
shitsquirting break. Assholes.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:06 AM (qUNWi)


Oh, the Raiders are playing in the "$4,000 fuck-me bowl"? Fine -- they're playing in the stadium I never wanted that was charged to me by corrupt assholes -- let 'em get norovirus'd. It's nothing personal, I have no idea who is playing when in this icon of cronyist thievery.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:29 AM (EzgxV)

713 It'll be like a huge sale -- buy 1 riot, get 40 free.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:29 AM (gyKtp)

714 So, my dilemma is: Do I delete all the pink-ass photos, out of respect for the young woman (whose name I don't even know)? Or do I just leave her rear end in whatever picture I select to publish? Or do I carefully tried to edit out the butts, making the scene-framing worse? Do I sell the photos to SexButtCreepShot.com?

And no, I will not provide samples to anyone for evidentiary purposes.
Posted by: zombie


Aren't you supposed to get some waivers signed? Particularly in the case of pix that may have minors?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 03:30 AM (AJ1u5)

715 I know the 49ers and Raiders are teams in the NFL. I don't know when they play or what bowl games they're involved with.

They both play in the Bay area very near you.

At one point it was thought that the Raiders might join the 49'ers in the stadium you are referring to.

When you said "both teams" I assumed you were including the Raiders.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:30 AM (qUNWi)

716 I wish the Raiders were playing in the Superbowl.

Sadly, no.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:33 AM (qUNWi)

717 And with gas prices so low, you get a lot more molotov cocktail bang for your buck.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:33 AM (gyKtp)

718 The great majority of pit bulls are, if anything, overly snuggly.
---
Sorry cooth, but I look at a pit bull and wonder what page of the Monster Manual I should be find its stats on.

One of the scariest things that has ever happened to me was when I was out for a walk and a pit bull that normally went wild with the barking when I walked past its house came bounding out of the back yard *with no chain, restraint, or anything else*. I spent ten minutes trying to yell louder than it because every calm movement I made caused it to advance. I eventually got some distance, but I don't go down that street anymore and don't ever want that much teeth and muscle interested in me again.

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 03:34 AM (ZbV+0)

719 Sorry cooth, but I look at a pit bull and wonder what page of the Monster Manual I should be find its stats on.

One of the scariest things that has ever happened to me was when I was out for a walk and a pit bull that normally went wild with the barking when I walked past its house came bounding out of the back yard *with no chain, restraint, or anything else*. I spent ten minutes trying to yell louder than it because every calm movement I made caused it to advance. I eventually got some distance, but I don't go down that street anymore and don't ever want that much teeth and muscle interested in me again.


This^^^^^

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:35 AM (qUNWi)

720 709
eleven, fellow Moron, come sit with me.









Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:25 AM (qUNWi)



Seriously, spend some time with a non-abused pit bull, and you can never buy-into the "MSM-narrative" about them again. I had a Lab growl at one because it was squiggling-up against me so much.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:36 AM (EzgxV)

721 A non-abused pit bull is one dog-brained decision away from killing me.

I don't want to kill all pit bulls I just want them to go away. Stop breeding them.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:39 AM (qUNWi)

722 You say, "Most other dogs can't and won't." -- most larger dogs can (and feral/mixed-breed ones do) -- and most dogs won't (which is true except for those trained to fight). But personal experience with a pit bull would soon make it clear that is not the breed of dog -- it is the level of abuse.

The great majority of pit bulls are, if anything, overly snuggly.
Posted by: cthulhu


I think the argument can be distilled into two situations:

The first; a chihuahua loses her shit and attacks you.

You get a few notches and learn not to buy another one or take more lessons.

The second: your kid has her throat ripped out.

... I'm going with the least possible amount of danger. You? You go do what you want, badass.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 03:41 AM (AJ1u5)

723 I detest the pitbull breed. It is a danger, even in households where it has been well treated imho. And every dog eventually gets loose.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:43 AM (gyKtp)

724 718
The great majority of pit bulls are, if anything, overly snuggly.
---
Sorry cooth, but I look at a pit bull and wonder what page of the Monster Manual I should be find its stats on.

One
of the scariest things that has ever happened to me was when I was out
for a walk and a pit bull that normally went wild with the barking when I
walked past its house came bounding out of the back yard *with no
chain, restraint, or anything else*. I spent ten minutes trying to yell
louder than it because every calm movement I made caused it to advance. I
eventually got some distance, but I don't go down that street anymore
and don't ever want that much teeth and muscle interested in me again.


Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 03:34 AM (ZbV+0)



Any large dog in defense of territory is scary -- we've evolved together for 40,000+ years to be sure to understand each others' signals. But you are probably more likely to be bitten by a herding dog (because they guide by nips) or terrier (fearless) and more likely to be mauled by a trained fighting dog (which might include Presa Canario or mastiffs). Pit bulls, without the abuse of fighter training, are scarcely more formidable than Rottweilers or Dobermans.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:47 AM (EzgxV)

725 Pit bulls, without the abuse of fighter training, are scarcely more formidable than Rottweilers or Dobermans.

The three breeds with the most number of fatal bites. Good company...

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 03:49 AM (OvUux)

726 725
Pit bulls, without the abuse of fighter training, are scarcely more formidable than Rottweilers or Dobermans.



The three breeds with the most number of fatal bites. Good company...

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 03:49 AM (OvUux)


Stats? 'Cause it doesn't pass the laugh test for me. Alsatians/German Shepherds should be way up there.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:54 AM (EzgxV)

727 One of my favorite sequences:

https://youtu.be/DX9JNJThhxY

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 03:54 AM (AJ1u5)

728 723
I detest the pitbull breed. It is a danger, even in households where it
has been well treated imho. And every dog eventually gets loose.


Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:43 AM (gyKtp)


How many have you had sit in your lap, as opposed to being demonized by the MSM?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:56 AM (EzgxV)

729 I got this today:

https://tinyurl.com/zem6e65

I've been listening to bits and pieces. It's really nice.

Mono FTW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnJwBwGCll0

Posted by: rickl at January 16, 2016 03:56 AM (sdi6R)

730 721
A non-abused pit bull is one dog-brained decision away from killing me.



I don't want to kill all pit bulls I just want them to go away. Stop breeding them.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:39 AM (qUNWi)


A non-abused pit-bull is less "nippy" than a border collie.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:58 AM (EzgxV)

731 I've had dogs sit in my lap and be all lovey dovey.

Until you put your hand near their little chew stick.

Then....not so lovey dovey.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 03:59 AM (qUNWi)

732 723
I detest the pitbull breed. It is a danger, even in households where it
has been well treated imho. And every dog eventually gets loose.


Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2016 03:43 AM (gyKtp)



How many do you know?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 04:00 AM (EzgxV)

733 A border collie won't kill me if I make the wrong move.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 04:00 AM (qUNWi)

734 Trust me, I did not even realize until days afterward, when this evening after uploading the jpegs off the camera, I saw that about a third of my shots have this delicious pink rear end in them, "ruining" the scene. Or, as many of you might opine, making the scene infinitely more interesting.

But now I feel that I accidentally took dozens of "creep shots" -- photos taken of sexy young girls on the street without their knowledge.

Posted by: zombie at January 16, 2016 03:11 AM (jBuUi)


You took fantastic butt-pictures because you chose to take fantastic butt pictures. Reason is bullshit. Action is what counts. All the rest is theory. It's bullshit. The only reality is in the moment; what you're doing that counts, not what you think you've been doing or hope you'll be doing. And the minute you start talking about reasons, you start labeling and labels are just screens between you and what you're really doing. You're still hung up on the pictures you think you wanted to take ... but these are great pictures ... great butt-pictures.

Why can't you just accept what you did? ... and we all thank you for it.

Posted by: Marvin 'Shake' Tiller at January 16, 2016 04:01 AM (zc3Db)

735 A non-abused pit-bull is less "nippy" than a border collie.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 03:58 AM (EzgxV)


So, you're saying that border collies are vicious dogs? More vicious than pit-bulls, at least. Right?

Tell me, what is the most innately vicious breed of dog, by your thinking?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 16, 2016 04:04 AM (zc3Db)

736 http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs.php
Doberman used to be on th e list when they were a popular breed. But yeah, pits and rotts. I don't really have a dog in the fight. But let's not pretend that breeds don't have certain dispositions. That would be ignorant.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 16, 2016 04:06 AM (OvUux)

737 733
A border collie won't kill me if I make the wrong move.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 04:00 AM (qUNWi)


The whole thing about pit-bulls being "killing machines" -- it's MSM bullshit, ginned-up to sell stories. The breed has a number of characteristics, sure -- but the ones the MSM fixates on are mostly a reaction to chronic abuse. Pit-bulls that were not chronically abused tend to be friendly doofballs.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 04:07 AM (EzgxV)

738 People are more important than dogs.

I don't want there to be dogs roaming around that are one dog decision away from ending a persons life.

A border collie can't kill me.

I don't care how cuddly they are. It doesn't matter.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 04:12 AM (qUNWi)

739 Night all. Crossed the 50k word line tonight.

Added in Chelsea, Crissy Field, anarchists, and cannibalism. All in under 1,400 words. Still debating what to do with the cisterns.

Thanks zombie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 04:16 AM (xKFP+)

740 I used to despise pits. After meeting a few, interacting with them, and watching them play with Tucker, they are nothing but giant, muscular cotton balls.

And zombie,
Now, try that "not your dad's root beer" with a shot of vanilla bailey's in it. It'll curdle a bit, but makes a very tasty float that'll take you back to childhood.

Posted by: Al Roker at January 16, 2016 04:17 AM (uY5Mk)

741
Added in Chelsea, Crissy Field, anarchists, and cannibalism. All in under 1,400 words. Still debating what to do with the cisterns.


There should probably be a volcano.

Or not ...up to you of course.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 04:19 AM (qUNWi)

742 Night all.

Here is "Babylon the Great" by aphroditie's Child:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhzTBqS8YZo

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 16, 2016 04:19 AM (vBeA5)

743 Trust me, I did not even realize until days afterward, when this evening after uploading the jpegs off the camera, I saw that about a third of my shots have this delicious pink rear end in them, "ruining" the scene. Or, as many of you might opine, making the scene infinitely more interesting.

Posted by: zombie at January 16, 2016 03:11 AM (jBuUi)


{Whistles innocently while shuffling away}

Posted by: RickZ at January 16, 2016 04:21 AM (Ix+HS)

744 I think I sharted in my sock...

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 04:21 AM (uY5Mk)

745 Chris Mortenson with stage IV throat cancer.

He seems like a good guy.

Sucky news.

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 04:40 AM (qUNWi)

746 The science is in. The McGlaughlin group says Cruze won.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 16, 2016 05:07 AM (HUeC4)

747 anyone still up?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 16, 2016 05:30 AM (uZNvH)

748 Apparently not, chem.
I woke up just in time to get here & kill the thread, it seems.

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 05:39 AM (uY5Mk)

749 The thread's still alive, just on life support.

Posted by: RickZ at January 16, 2016 05:41 AM (Ix+HS)

750 Is there anyone still out there?

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 05:45 AM (qUNWi)

751 To all you h8ers out there...EAT ME!

Posted by: McCauliflower Culkin at January 16, 2016 05:46 AM (GKF1b)

752 well, I will try to rest a little more

Posted by: chemjeff at January 16, 2016 05:52 AM (uZNvH)

753 I wonder if the reason the police are questioning the girl's father again in that Brooklyn "gang rape" case is because they've identified some of the semen DNA from the rape kit as belonging to daddy dearest?

If the suspects' story turns out to be true, is the D.A. going to publicly apologize to these young men who, even though most are juveniles, have already been publicly named and shamed as rapists?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 16, 2016 05:54 AM (a31sM)

754 Nobody?

Posted by: eleven at January 16, 2016 05:54 AM (qUNWi)

755 Wazzat?

Posted by: fluffy at January 16, 2016 05:56 AM (AfsKp)

756 @753 They may not be rapists, but, " can we have some of that"? Give me a break. I doubt anyone in that community is capable of feeling shame. Just a sordid pack of animals, the lot of them.

Posted by: McCauliflower Culkin at January 16, 2016 06:06 AM (GKF1b)

757 The DA shoulf do TNR and release them back into the wild.

Posted by: McCauliflower Culkin at January 16, 2016 06:10 AM (GKF1b)

758 Love the dog. Love it.

Posted by: RobM1981 at January 16, 2016 06:38 AM (zurJC)

759 759!!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at January 16, 2016 06:52 AM (WVsWD)

760 I think it's great that people see through Rubio's lie's.

Now if people would just wake up on Mr. TTP and his unwinnable strategy of dissing half of the country. I think we would be in a better position to make this country great again.

Posted by: Drider at January 16, 2016 06:54 AM (6Xbsz)

761 A pink ass in SF without a tattoo?

Posted by: Jean at January 16, 2016 07:16 AM (7RH5K)

762
I had 2 pits, brother and sister. I raised them from pups EXACTLY LIKE EVERY OTHER DOG I'VE EVER RAISED (~25 DOGS).
After the second time he tried to kill her I had to let them go.
Pits have a hair-trigger that I've never seen in a life of raising and living with dogs. All U.S. pits come from 8 original breeding pairs.
I am not a theorist. Thank God she wasn't a little kid.

Posted by: MAx at January 16, 2016 07:57 AM (LAliD)

763 Rubio says one thing in English and something completely different when speaking Spanish--he is not to be trusted.

The smiling dog is right, and a great pic btw :-)

Posted by: Rex at January 16, 2016 01:38 PM (9nmLG)

764 I liked the video on expiration dates right up until they announced that the solution was more government interference in our lives. How long before your children are taken away because you fed them food that was "past the expiration date"? Don't tell me you can't see it coming when eleven year old children can't hang out in their own backyards waiting for mom to come home without the police being called.

The good advice? Canned food lasts for years and don't eat stuff if it smells funny or has a weird scum floating on it.

Oh, even then, sometimes you can scrape off the scum to get to the perfectly good food underneath.

Posted by: Heresolong at January 17, 2016 08:53 AM (ntIeo)

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