Overnight Open Thread (16 Jan 2015)

This really isn't surprising. A recession worse than 2008 is coming.

Therefore, this inevitable, and by all accounts brutal upcoming recession, will coincide with two unprecedented and extremely dangerous conditions that should make the next downturn worse than 2008.

First, the Fed will not be able to lower interest rates and provide any debt-service relief for the economy.

Second, the federal government increased the amount of publicly-traded debt by $8.5 trillion (an increase of 170 percent), and ran $1.5 trillion deficits to try to boost consumption through transfer payments.

Nearly half of millennials believe the American dream is dead. Well, if they keep falling for democrats come election time, the dream will remain dead.

Millennials, however, have not deserted liberalism for the open arms of conservatism. In some ways, support for the Democratic Party and President Obama has grown.
A fall poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found that 45 percent of millennials prefer the Democrats to win the 2016 presidential election. That's only a one percentage point increase from the spring, but only 36 percent of millennials wanted the Republicans to regain control of the White House. Support for Republicans fell four percentage points from the spring.

This Day In History

Prohibition in the United States began on January 16, 1920.

Oh NY

Can someone explain to me how this is in the best interests for Americans in NY? Bill would allow new cabbies to skip written English test.

The proposal would allow drivers to get their hack licenses with just a cursory oral exam and without offering any proof they can read or write the language, including traffic signs.

If we're not even gonna try to assimilate newcomers into being an American, we may as well just stop. No other country does this.

Cat Videos

Great Green Fleet

USS John C. Stennis leaves Kitsap-Bremerton for Great Green Fleet deployment. I'm having a hard time believing this part.

"These biofuels have been procured by Department of the Navy at prices that are on par with conventional fuels, as required by law, and are certified as ‘drop-in’ replacements that require no engine modifications or changes to operational procedures,"

I find it hard to believe that the Navy has biofuel in the quantity they need at prices that are on par with conventional fuels (especially this $2.05 a gallon statement for this deployment). Biofuels have consistently cost far more than conventional fuels. Of course, it's probably a shell game. The taxpayers are probably paying the difference in the cost via grants from the USDA to firms that signed up for this initiative so they can offset the cost of feedstocks used to produce the biofuels as part of the Farm-to-Fleet program. Or perhaps the firms are getting tax credits from the Renewable Fuel Standard and other credits (agriculture, etc.). The Navy buys fuel at the price cap mandated by RFS and the biofuel producers make up the difference via other means. So what IS the true cost?

Here's an article from almost a year ago talking about biofuel.

what are the impacts of the plunge in crude oil prices? First of all, my estimate is that it takes crude oil at about US$140 for most cellulosic biofuels to be economic without subsidies or mandates. Thus, without government intervention, there would be no future for cellulosic biofuels with crude oil prices well below US$100.

Satellite Deniers

Oh boy. Now the warmists say 'the satellites are lying' in regard to global temperature.

Damned Anthem

This is a nice blend of 80's metal, 90's industrial, and maybe Hans Zimmer.

Speaking of Hans Zimmer, here's a taste of his upcoming soundtrack for Batman v Superman.

Virtual Reality

This will be the year for VR as various VR devices hit the street. Outside of flying simulation games, this Everest simulator is one I'm really looking forward to.

Selfies

Now we have this cat getting in on the selfie craze.

Cat Video

Catnip is a powerful drug.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by NYC in the 80's:


Top cat pic via.

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1 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 16, 2016 10:06 PM (KCxzN)

2 Hey, Alton. Pretty quiet in here.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 16, 2016 10:09 PM (FQKBL)

3 Howdy, y'all!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 10:10 PM (EzgxV)

4 So, we're doomed?

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 16, 2016 10:11 PM (rUTT7)

5 So the 'lovers' of science think the most precise measuring instruments of science are lying.

Right..

Next will be weighing satellites to see if they are the equivalent of a duck. Or have turned someone into a newt.

Lets skip to the chase and dunk them in all in the river until they truly believe in science.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:11 PM (xKFP+)

6 Thank the maker!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 10:11 PM (jR7Wy)

7 Howdy!

Posted by: Beth M at January 16, 2016 10:12 PM (kiy9d)

8 For All Hail Eris

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/selection-du-weekend-175-40.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:13 PM (xKFP+)

9 Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:13 PM (xKFP+)
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I'm having an Avatar flashback! Where's my pacifier?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 10:14 PM (jR7Wy)

10 A recession worse than 2008 is coming.

Prie et attends, jusqu`à ce que t'arrive le certain!

Posted by: the Prophet, translated by Paul Casanova at January 16, 2016 10:14 PM (6FqZa)

11 Crystal ball?

Stick it.

Posted by: DM at January 16, 2016 10:15 PM (Xz/lF)

12 Me thinks these "climate science" guys
are full of merde!

Posted by: Kreplach at January 16, 2016 10:15 PM (WVvzl)

13 Why did I bother to read? I could've been sixth, like Jeb.

Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2016 10:15 PM (+c55T)

14 Woot woot. ONT
Too early I'm watching fb

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 10:15 PM (voOPb)

15 Nice Anthem. The first "Mass Effect" had a kickass soundtrack too.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 16, 2016 10:16 PM (6FqZa)

16 To combat the Smurfs in Space Syndrome

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/selection-du-weekend-174-7.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:17 PM (xKFP+)

17 Too early I'm watching fb

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 10:15 PM (voOPb)
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What if they actually win? This is a possibility that I frankly had not considered.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at January 16, 2016 10:17 PM (dFi94)

18 Bogus refereeing.

Posted by: Fritz at January 16, 2016 10:17 PM (BngQR)

19 I didn't know I could control a satellite and the weather

Fucking cool

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 10:17 PM (voOPb)

20 25 years ago tonight the first Gulf War started

Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 16, 2016 10:18 PM (zOTsN)

21 All the New York posts are very offensive.

Posted by: Teh Donald at January 16, 2016 10:18 PM (H9MG5)

22 Grammie. It won't happen

It's ok

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

23 That NYC in the '80s pic is more likely to be the early '90s or later based on that Chrysler minivan, with its Acustar steering column

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 10:19 PM (jT+gh)

24 If there is a recession, the youngsters will vote for more government largesse because they've never known real boom times and the hustle needed to bring it about. I feel sad for them.

I enlisted during an economic downturn. It's not why I joined -- it was that or the gallows -- but who would sign up under the current commander in chief? And there were plenty of low to middling jobs available, at least as compared to today.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 10:19 PM (jR7Wy)

25 Conan O'Brien and David Bowie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4d8QrRJvsE

Bowie is, btw, hilarious.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 16, 2016 10:19 PM (6FqZa)

26 18 Bogus refereeing.
Posted by: Fritz at January 16, 2016 10:17 PM (BngQR)

No, perhaps a bogus rule but they got it right

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 10:19 PM (voOPb)

27 NYC sure is sensitive to microagressions.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 10:19 PM (FkBIv)

28 Funny, ain't it, how the Gerbil Worming True Believers "deny" the satellites that were supposed to provide iron-clad proof of gerbil worming, until they didn't?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 16, 2016 10:20 PM (L2co/)

29 Hi all
Go Packers

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:20 PM (uZNvH)

30 No English tests for NYC cabbies? Like, they had to take one before?

FG Cards 13-10 Pack

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 10:21 PM (EDYaR)

31 Of course the satellites are wrong. They need to be surrounded by lots and lots of asphalt baking in the mid day sun to provide accurate readings!

Posted by: climate change pause deniers at January 16, 2016 10:22 PM (H9MG5)

32 What if they actually win? This is a possibility that I frankly had not considered.

Packers-Panthers?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:22 PM (uZNvH)

33 If I hadn't stopped to peruse the content...

I still wouldn't've been first.

Post seems a bit cat-heavy tonight. Oh, right; caturday.

Howdy, group.

Posted by: mindful webworker - coulda been a contender at January 16, 2016 10:22 PM (ACs58)

34 Hey chemjeff

Thanks for the cheer we need it


NY, Trump has terminal butt hurt.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 10:22 PM (voOPb)

35 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 16, 2016 10:23 PM (szEUw)

36 My 20 year old is frustrated that college costs so much, without having any idea why it does cost so much. She also wonders why a college degree is needed for so many jobs. She wouldn't believe me if I told her.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 16, 2016 10:23 PM (FQKBL)

37 I guess the warmists had to come up with another excuse after their heat escalator to the bottom of the ocean conjecture bullshit fell flat.

I wonder what the next excuse will be?

Posted by: Kreplach at January 16, 2016 10:24 PM (WVvzl)

38 and I can believe that the nominal price of the DoD's biofuel was $2.05/gal, because the biofuel supplier probably got a lot of subsidies on the back end in order to be able to afford the PR "coup" of "competitive" biofuels

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:24 PM (uZNvH)

39 Oh boy. Now the warmists say 'the satellites are lying' in regard to global temperature.

Global warming, I refuse to call it climate change, is a religion, not a science, to these people. They can't give up their faith's tenets, so they'll come up with whatever idiot justification they can.

And I refuse to call it Climate Change because "Climate Change" is a useless concept. Of course climate changes. Jeebus.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 10:24 PM (+lVUW)

40 Packers-Panthers?


Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:22 PM (uZNvH)


Pack-Pant, Pack-Pant, Pack-Pant...

Sounds like a couple of asthmatic homosexuals.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 16, 2016 10:25 PM (L2co/)

41 Just remember AoP, they probably think we faked this also.

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a16/AS16-113-18336HR.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:25 PM (xKFP+)

42 Hell, I barely pulled through the last recession - between that and the divorce, it took almost superhuman effort to claw my way back to the lower end of the middle class.....

Maybe time to just give it up and try to hunker down...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 16, 2016 10:26 PM (/33sy)

43 I'll be stunned if the Pack wins this

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 10:26 PM (P8951)

44 Hey everybody.

Here's the story of the day that gets my dander up. Thankfully, everybody seems to agree the POS has no case:

http://tinyurl.com/jhfc5bm

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 16, 2016 10:27 PM (ntObR)

45 And I refuse to call it Climate Change because "Climate Change" is a useless concept.

Climate Chaos! CLIMATE CHAOS!!

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 10:27 PM (EDYaR)

46 I saw a couple of promos for the Superman vs Batman movie during the Pats-Chiefs game. Oh my, does it look stinky. Ben Affleck trying to be a stiff jawed Batman while looking menacingly at Superman..no words.

Posted by: Tuna at January 16, 2016 10:27 PM (JSovD)

47 The best man to save you from recession is a woman.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 16, 2016 10:27 PM (FkBIv)

48 Remember the story from a while back. Some Russkie solar physicists came up with a new "double dynamo" model of the Sun's magnetic field. It's the most accurate to date (in matching past behavior). Their model predicts we're entering a new Maunder minimum, and a resulting mini-ice age peaking around 2030 or so.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 10:28 PM (dvuhZ)

49 Pack-Pant, Pack-Pant, Pack-Pant...

Sounds like a couple of asthmatic homosexuals.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 16, 2016 10:25 PM (L2co/)

no no, that would be the porno matchup between the Brown Bay Fudgepackers vs. the San Francisco 69'ers

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:28 PM (uZNvH)

50 DangerGirl, are you here?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:29 PM (uZNvH)

51 Of course the satellites are wrong. They need to be surrounded by lots and lots of asphalt baking in the mid day sun to provide accurate readings!
Posted by: climate change pause deniers
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I know! Let's site them at airports!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:29 PM (n22zQ)

52 25 years ago tonight I was sitting on my bunker and listening to the Air Force heading north. Hours later we were in the fight with the first artillery fired by VII Corps since 1945.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 16, 2016 10:29 PM (WqhK3)

53 Second, the federal government increased the amount of publicly-traded
debt by $8.5 trillion (an increase of 170 percent), and ran $1.5
trillion deficits to try to boost consumption through transfer payments.


And it went primarily to pay cronies for bad decisions and increase the size of government.

Imagine if we'd not spent the money and just slashed the regulatory burden instead.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 16, 2016 10:30 PM (oVJmc)

54 Well, I just got back from seeing "13 Hours". Pretty good.

Posted by: rickl at January 16, 2016 10:30 PM (sdi6R)

55 @46

It's a funhouse mirror butchery of the Dark Knight Returns graphic novel.

It's going to suck.

Much like sucide squad.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 16, 2016 10:30 PM (WVvzl)

56 I wonder what the next excuse will be?
Posted by: Kreplach


Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 10:30 PM (W0RfD)

57 Well, half an hour until the taxi comes for me. May as well have another rum and coke.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 16, 2016 10:30 PM (L2co/)

58 48 Well that's not good news. I lose all of my savings then freeze to death?

Posted by: Weasel at January 16, 2016 10:30 PM (e3bId)

59 Anyhow, to continue the slightly off suggestions for Grammie Wingers' wedding

Imelda May

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CRnai8nCIU

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 10:30 PM (q2o38)

60 LOL. Sometimes the Final Jeopardy question doesn't even try to be hard.

Category: Actors.

Question: "Ironically, this man died just weeks after filming a public service announcement about the dangers of street racing."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 16, 2016 10:30 PM (ntObR)

61 Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:24 PM (uZNvH)

Plus the cronies skimmed a lot of off those subsidies!

But the good news is that once ISIS controls all the ME oil, we'll have a backup plan to turn weeds into "cheap" government mandated bio-fuel without needing to allow fracking here in the US!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 16, 2016 10:31 PM (wYnyS)

62 Well crap, thanks chemjeff for telling me there is the ONT.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:31 PM (+eR2D)

63 qdpsteve, what is the answer?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:32 PM (uZNvH)

64 AOP, order a Cuba Libre for me.

Mete un poco limon al ron y coke

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 10:32 PM (q2o38)

65 qdpsteve,

Let me guess. Who is James Dean?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:32 PM (xKFP+)

66 Ben Affleck trying to be a stiff jawed Batman while looking menacingly at Superman..no words.

Posted by: Tuna at January 16, 2016 10:27 PM (JSovD)

*gravelly Batman voice*

Hey.

You can't mess with me, punk. I was in Reindeer Games. And Dogma. You think I don't have the chops for this?

Posted by: Ben Affleck at January 16, 2016 10:32 PM (JF2hd)

67 http://www.allpar.com/fix/electrical/ignition-switch.html

In the majority of the '80s, the slim, round columns more commonly found in Chryslers were sourced from a GM supplier, and while serviceable, are a pain in the ass with those damn snap rings under that compression tool Sears still sells.

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 10:32 PM (jT+gh)

68 Nice job fat fuck McCarthy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 10:32 PM (voOPb)

69 DangerGirl, where are you at?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:32 PM (uZNvH)

70 Question: "Ironically, this man died just weeks after filming a public service announcement about the dangers of street racing."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 16, 2016 10:30 PM (ntObR)

Paul Walker

Posted by: Ben Affleck at January 16, 2016 10:33 PM (JF2hd)

71 The Marvel movies keep a good sense of humor and fun and are successful.

The Dc movies just seem grim, grim, grim.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 16, 2016 10:33 PM (oVJmc)

72 chemjeff, see Anna at #65. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 16, 2016 10:33 PM (ntObR)

73 oh ok

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:34 PM (uZNvH)

74 DangerGirl, where are you at?


Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:32 PM (uZNvH)



I'm here. Or do you mean in real life?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:34 PM (+eR2D)

75 Young people are stupid and always have been. I voted at 18 for John Anderson.

Posted by: whatmeworry? at January 16, 2016 10:34 PM (dZGNV)

76 Speaking of racing, John Young takes the Lunar Rover out for a spin that became known as the "Grand Prix."

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a16/ap16-S72-37002.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:34 PM (xKFP+)

77 25 years ago tonight the first Gulf War started

I stayed up all night that night. Was amazed when we found out just about everybody we sent in got back.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 10:34 PM (EDYaR)

78 *gravelly Batman voice*



Hey.



You can't mess with me, punk. I was in Reindeer Games. And Dogma. You think I don't have the chops for this?


Fuck off, Daredevil.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 16, 2016 10:34 PM (oVJmc)

79 Question: "Ironically, this man died just weeks after filming a public service announcement about the dangers of street racing."
Posted by: qdpsteve
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He probably failed to compensate for the notorious Porsche oversteer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:34 PM (n22zQ)

80 DangerGirl, in real life, what state?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:35 PM (uZNvH)

81 McCarthy burning a stupid timeout on that challenge. And besides, the NFL is fixed. You all know that, don't you?

Posted by: Oldbuffalo at January 16, 2016 10:35 PM (/pOl7)

82 My 20 year old is frustrated that college costs so
much, without having any idea why it does cost so much. She also wonders
why a college degree is needed for so many jobs. She wouldn't believe
me if I told her.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 16, 2016 10:23 PM (FQKBL)

Send her to fee.org

Tell her it is good to raise the blood pressure.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 10:35 PM (q2o38)

83 Their model predicts we're entering a new Maunder minimum, and a resulting mini-ice age peaking around 2030 or so.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 10:28 PM (dvuhZ)


Pretty amazing how fast that disappeared from the news. Good thing we'll have the bio-fuel technology perfected just in time for the Maunder Minimum summers.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 16, 2016 10:35 PM (wYnyS)

84 and I can believe that the nominal price of the DoD's biofuel was $2.05/gal, because the biofuel supplier probably got a lot of subsidies on the back end in order to be able to afford the PR "coup" of "competitive" biofuels
Posted by: chemjeff


Yep. Without a doubt.

If the fuel was that cheap while only being used by a the DoD, it would be even cheaper when marketed to the rest of the public, cheap enough where everyone would be buying it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 10:36 PM (W0RfD)

85 Is anyone else having a problem with Firefox and yahoo mail?

I'm getting the following today
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The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.

Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
---
yahoo has been finicky the last couple of days after one of their six times a year configuration 'upgrade'

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (ZbV+0)

86 Was Paul the one driving that car?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (FQKBL)

87 Mete un poco limon al ron y coke


Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 10:32 PM (q2o3


Yeah, there's a whole tree full of Key limes, just like little green ping-pong balls, growing 10 steps from the door. But if I cut a lime, then \i'd have to make 2 drinks.

Aw, what the Hell?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (L2co/)

88 ZH has an article up saying the Fed has under the table suspended mark to market for energy loans. The crashing price of oil is killing the energy companies, and their loans. Supposedly the Fed took a peek at the banks' balance sheets, the real ones without all the lipstick, shit their pants, and now is letting them slide.

Think another banking system bed shitting. The Fed is trying to stave that off. By allowing lying.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (dvuhZ)

89 The Dc movies just seem grim, grim, grim.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel


RED 1 and 2 were pretty funny.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (W0RfD)

90 36 My 20 year old is frustrated that college costs so much, without having any idea why it does cost so much. She also wonders why a college degree is needed for so many jobs. She wouldn't believe me if I told her.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 16, 2016 10:23 PM (FQKBL)


I guess the concept of an institution trying to contain costs by limiting super expensive building projects, and not giving ever expanding paychecks and benefits to employees, is lost on a twenty year old.

This is similar to what's being said about Millennials. They don't get cause and effect.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (+lVUW)

91 Yeah biofuel actually sounds like a great idea in principle, but it just isn't competitive enough

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (uZNvH)

92 DangerGirl, in real life, what state?


Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:35 PM (uZNvH)



Texas. Right between Dallas and Ft. Worth. Originally from Philly. Hope to move to southern Delaware someday soon to be near my mom and dad.

TMI?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (+eR2D)

93 I stayed up all night that night. Was amazed when we found out just about everybody we sent in got back.
Posted by: tu3031
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First report that I recall was at 1930 EST. I was waiting for it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (n22zQ)

94 Fuck off, Daredevil.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 16, 2016 10:34 PM (oVJmc)

*gravelly Batman voice*

Oh yeah. I forgot about that. I also totally tapped Jennifer Garner. I dunno if that says more about my Sex Panther smoothness or her taste in men.

And my ass looks like the Powerball jackpot in red leather.

Posted by: Ben Affleck at January 16, 2016 10:38 PM (JF2hd)

95 whatmeworry

At least wasn't Carter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 10:38 PM (voOPb)

96 Do they have Uber in New York City?

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 10:38 PM (+lVUW)

97 nerdygirl: And I refuse to call it Climate Change... Of course climate changes. Jeebus.

tu3031: Climate Chaos! CLIMATE CHAOS!!

Satellitemorphic Global Climactic Chaostrphe!!

Satellites, clearly, are CAUSING temperatures to rise/fall/whatever sells today.

Posted by: mindful webworker - chaotically at January 16, 2016 10:38 PM (ACs58)

98 25 years ago tonight I was living in a hole in the desert listening to planes going north. 2nd Bn/4th Marines. Ooh Rah!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 16, 2016 10:39 PM (kTF2Z)

99 GB, pick in the end zone! Might not be Arizona's night.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 10:39 PM (EDYaR)

100 pick off!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 10:39 PM (P8951)

101 I should note that they could really mess with people if they got them to cash out their portfolios, then jacked inflation up to 20%/year.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (EzgxV)

102 * goes back to software project *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (n22zQ)

103 DangerGirl I ask because if you were near me, I would go buy you a load of groceries or something, I am so sorry what you are going through, but that is too far away from me, but we have a lot of TX morons here who can maybe help, I am just so sorry

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (uZNvH)

104 "Therefore, this inevitable, and by all accounts brutal upcoming
recession, will coincide with two unprecedented and extremely dangerous
conditions that should make the next downturn worse than 2008.


First, the Fed will not be able to lower interest rates and provide any debt-service relief for the economy.


Second, the federal government increased the amount of
publicly-traded debt by $8.5 trillion (an increase of 170 percent), and
ran $1.5 trillion deficits to try to boost consumption through transfer
payments."


Third... the Fed has been taking, shall we say, non-traditional routes to put money in the economy (other than cyber-printing boat loads of money) that has the Fed owning "assets" like huge dollar amounts sunk into mortgage backed securities of the sort that caused the 2008 financial melt down.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (NPofj)

105 Carson Palmer is my hero!

Posted by: Oldbuffalo at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (/pOl7)

106 Hoo boy, Kindltot, I don't know if I could get her to read that. She's at the stage where Mom doesn't know much about how the world works.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (FQKBL)

107 Uh oh Cardinals.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (+eR2D)

108 Speaking of Batman...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hnqd93q

"What this town needs is an enema!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (xKFP+)

109 96
Do they have Uber in New York City?

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 10:38 PM (+lVUW)

yes, and De Blasio hates it

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:41 PM (uZNvH)

110 Think another banking system bed shitting. The Fed is trying to stave that off. By allowing lying.
---
Lying does two things.
1. Put off recognition of bankruptcy
2. When recognition comes it will be because there's nothing for anyone to recover rather than when the liar goes underwater (when most of the value of his debts can still be covered)
Which leads to much bigger booms when they happen.

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 10:41 PM (ZbV+0)

111
The proposal would allow drivers to get their hack licenses with just a cursory oral exam and without offering any proof they can read or write the language, including traffic signs.

Stationed in Germany in the 90s, had to take a sign test to be able to drive there.

Ausfahrt!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at January 16, 2016 10:41 PM (Bi1Tt)

112 Satellites, clearly, are CAUSING temperatures to rise/fall/whatever sells today.




Posted by: mindful webworker - chaotically at January 16, 2016 10:38 PM



The Rise Of The Machines...

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2016 10:41 PM (EWg9n)

113 Regarding AGW, the experiment continues.

CO2 levels are not going to stop going up.

We shall see what happens.

Hey, Warmists, the ice caps are still there.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 10:41 PM (MQEz6)

114
RED 1 and 2 were pretty funny.
Posted by: weft cut-loop
----------------
You mean the Bruce Willis movies???
Ironically, i just watched them both (#2 for the first time)
Red was good. Again. 2 disappointed.

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 10:42 PM (uY5Mk)

115 The Rise Of The Machines...

Which one?

Colossus or Skynet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:43 PM (xKFP+)

116 Climate Chaos! CLIMATE CHAOS!!
Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 10:27 PM (EDYaR)


Heh. Good thing to yell during a tornado.
By the way, true believers now blame tornadoes on "Global Warming/Climate Change/Whatever The F**k They're Calling It Now".

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 10:44 PM (+lVUW)

117 DangerGirl I ask because if you were near me, I
would go buy you a load of groceries or something, I am so sorry what
you are going through, but that is too far away from me, but we have a
lot of TX morons here who can maybe help, I am just so sorry


Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (uZNvH)



Thank you, you are way too kind. We will be ok, I have faith. I have to have faith. I have a roof over my head. We have wheels to get us to work. I am better off than many. We have to have faith. God will bring Mr. D work.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:44 PM (+eR2D)

118 Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today...

If I can rape 'em there, I can rape 'em anywhere.

Posted by: Mohammed Sinatra at January 16, 2016 10:44 PM (dvuhZ)

119 Do they have Uber in New York City?
-------------

They must be regulated!

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at January 16, 2016 10:44 PM (n22zQ)

120 If the warmists massage the temperature data much more they are going to end up releasing its third chakra.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 16, 2016 10:45 PM (NeFrd)

121 Can't believe no one's linked this already.

Daily Beast: "Can Whiskey Cure Your Common Cold?"

http://tinyurl.com/z23op2b

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 16, 2016 10:45 PM (ntObR)

122 Which one?

Colossus or Skynet?





Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:43 PM



The one where we get boned by sentient satellites and naked austrian dudes.

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2016 10:45 PM (EWg9n)

123 Chakra? Chakra Khan?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:45 PM (xKFP+)

124 Refs-r-us

Posted by: Retards at January 16, 2016 10:46 PM (8aOqE)

125 Whiskey has not cured this creeping crud I have had since the beginning of December. I keep trying though.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:47 PM (+eR2D)

126 Evening, fappers. Dark Knight Returns is one of my favorite graphic novels of all time. The upcoming movie is probably going to ruin the material. Also, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor? Are you fvcking kidding me?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 10:47 PM (kpqmD)

127 Tornado frequency:
http://tinyurl.com/c4o38vo

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:47 PM (n22zQ)

128 USS John C. Stennis - now propelled by... wind power!

Posted by: mindful webworker - hoist the mainsail! at January 16, 2016 10:48 PM (ACs58)

129 Nearly half of millennials believe the American dream is dead. Well, if they keep falling for democrats the Uniparty come election time, the dream will remain dead.

Fixed

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 16, 2016 10:48 PM (laMCB)

130 There were many interesting replies to the AGW article.

One told of insects infiltrating and liiving in ground climate stations. Insects, that gererate heat, and affect heat flow.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 10:49 PM (MQEz6)

131 Has anyone read the sequel to "One Second After" by William Fortschen (sp?)?

I just finished it, thought it was pretty good. More military-oriented than the first book, which was simply normal-family survivalist, but still good. I recommend it if you have read the first. book.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:50 PM (+eR2D)

132 125 Whiskey has not cured this creeping crud I have had since the beginning of December. I keep trying though.
Posted by: DangerGirl
------------------
Someone sent me an email today - apparently, there is now a Peanut Butter & Jelly Bourbon available.
I haven't searched for it yet.
I'm afraid that I would never leave the house again...

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 10:50 PM (uY5Mk)

133 Well, of course the satellites are lying pieces of dung. Did you ever have any doubt?

Posted by: Hank at January 16, 2016 10:50 PM (3rpaY)

134 Someone sent me an email today - apparently, there is now a Peanut Butter & Jelly Bourbon available.

****

Sounds good, but I hate soggy bread.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 16, 2016 10:50 PM (NeFrd)

135 Was I in here last night, and did I spend a $20 bill?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 16, 2016 10:51 PM (B8JRQ)

136 The Clinton campaign says they underestimated Feel the Burn. He's a crazy old coot completely out of touch with reality and that's like catnip for the lunatic left.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 16, 2016 10:51 PM (Nwg0u)

137 47 The best man to save you from recession is a woman.
Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 16, 2016 10:27 PM (FkBIv)


Question. Hillary. When you slept through the Benghazi catastrophe, were you drunk, as usual?

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

138 46 I saw a couple of promos for the Superman vs Batman movie during the Pats-Chiefs game. Oh my, does it look stinky. Ben Affleck trying to be a stiff jawed Batman while looking menacingly at Superman..no words.
Posted by: Tuna at January 16, 2016 10:27 PM (JSovD)

"Tell me...do you bleed?"

Now I think that's such a bad-ass line. At least anything better than what was in "Daredevil".

Posted by: Bat-fleck at January 16, 2016 10:52 PM (s87AC)

139 FEE is focused on that age for a reason. They do like to talk about Uber and such, as examples of markets.
Shoot, they had one article on Tinder, too.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 10:52 PM (q2o38)

140 Well, bag is packed, except for this netbook. Dishes washed, everything picked up, so tomorrow's renters have a clean slate. All my personal stuff accounted for. Good thing passport pix are black and white. My face is redder than Santa Claus' butt from yesterday's sunburn.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 16, 2016 10:52 PM (L2co/)

141 Huh, yahoo mail loading now?

The internet is weird.

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 10:52 PM (ZbV+0)

142 PBJ bourbon? I'd try it.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:52 PM (+eR2D)

143 What has struck me about the Millenials is how they unquestioningly accept authority - left wing authority that is. They're the mirror image of the stereotypical 1950's "conformists." They just swallow everything their lefty profs and the media tells them. And yet they flatter themselves that they're anti-establishment somehow.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 10:53 PM (P8951)

144 DangerGirl I'm really sorry about the hardship you're going through right now. There are so many people struggling with unemployment, underemployment and other financial insecurity right now it's scary. I'm unemployed for the first time ever and it's a frightening thing. I know a lot of others here at the HQ are in a similar spot. We understand what you're going through so please don't hold back. We may be foul-mouthed ruffians, but we do care.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 10:53 PM (kpqmD)

145 Has anyone read the sequel to "One Second After" by William Fortschen (sp?)?

I just finished it, thought it was pretty good. More military-oriented than the first book, which was simply normal-family survivalist, but still good. I recommend it if you have read the first. book.
Posted by: DangerGirl
-------------------

I question Fortschen's scenario. Black Mountain/Montreat (where the book takes place) would have relied far more heavily on Three-bean Salad to survive, Montreat being a Presbyterian school.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:53 PM (RrDm2)

146 Shit, the ONT has been up for like an hour and not one of you assholes let me know???

What the fuck??

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 10:53 PM (GEICT)

147 otho: The Rise Of The Machines...

Anna Puma: Which one? Colossus or Skynet?

Landru

Posted by: mindful webworker - not of the body at January 16, 2016 10:53 PM (ACs58)

148 I think I'm going to go to bed. I need a good night's sleep. Thank you, Horde for all your support. All your prayers/thoughts are appreciated. See you on the weekends. Pray for our country.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:54 PM (+eR2D)

149 143 What has struck me about the Millenials is how they unquestioningly accept authority - left wing authority that is. They're the mirror image of the stereotypical 1950's "conformists." They just swallow everything their lefty profs and the media tells them. And yet they flatter themselves that they're anti-establishment somehow.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 10:53 PM (P8951)


*waves hello*

Not all of us. Slightly less broad brush, please.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 10:54 PM (GEICT)

150 The B vs. S movie looks lame.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 10:54 PM (MQEz6)

151 Damned Anthem: Hopefully that artist can sell his music for making trailers. I know that the Star Wars trailer used fan-made music.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 16, 2016 10:54 PM (VdICR)

152 Good thing passport pix are black and white. My face is redder than Santa Claus' butt from yesterday's sunburn.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------------

*hears 'I'm Leaving, on a Jet Plane' playing softly in the background*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:55 PM (RrDm2)

153 g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 16, 2016 10:55 PM (KCxzN)

154 Master Bruce, if I were you I'd stay off the bat grappling hook for a little while. I don't think the cable is rated for your... uh... extra padding.

Posted by: Alfred, Fatman's butler at January 16, 2016 10:55 PM (H9MG5)

155 I nominate this https://youtu.be/uPOw1pKSh8o, as the video of the year!

Posted by: Oh Yeah at January 16, 2016 10:56 PM (SOVQ8)

156 What the fuck??
Posted by: BC
------------

Crap. The Floridian is here.

*retrieves dart gun from closet*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (RrDm2)

157 Good night, DangerGirl. I'm also thinking about turning in early.

Posted by: rickl at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (sdi6R)

158 I don't think my cat likes Reverend Horton Heat.

Just to pass something on.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (q2o38)

159 There is no good place to put my retirement funds. Never mind growth - I just want to preserve value when the next stage of this depression kicks in. And I can't even do that. I believe we are being lied to about the real rate of inflation. It's at least 10-15%. So keep it in stocks and watch them crash, or watch cash inflate away.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (/f6Nd)

160 Well it seems El Chubbo came down from his hide-out to visit a Tijuana ED clinic...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (xKFP+)

161 There's a lot of confusion about nominal interest rates and what the Fed can do -- as Friedman and Fisher both observed, interest rates gradually acclimate to monetary conditions, which in a fiat currency are wholly at the discretion of the sovereign.

Interest rates and base money are both tools, not policies. If the Fed signals a willingness to support a reasonable nominal GDP trend, we can have price stability and growth. Recessions and booms alike can be ameliorated and moderated to something closer to the ideal -- to be sure, proper monetary policy is never a source of growth, but like the rains to the crops, its excesses and deficits will limit the fruits of any seed no matter how robust or attenuated.

Posted by: TallDave at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (74ZYB)

162 Kindltot, I'll give her the link sometime when she's in the right mood. Thank you.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 16, 2016 10:58 PM (FQKBL)

163 146
Shit, the ONT has been up for like an hour and not one of you assholes let me know???



What the fuck??

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 10:53 PM (GEICT)

but aren't you a fuckin mick? who the fuck cares?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:58 PM (uZNvH)

164 Crap. The Floridian is here.

*retrieves dart gun from closet*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (RrDm2)


Oh please. Like a normal sedative is gonna work.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 10:58 PM (GEICT)

165 What if I had amnesia but I forgot?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 16, 2016 10:58 PM (Nwg0u)

166 BCochran1981: Shit, the ONT has been up for like an hour and not one of you assholes let me know???

We sent a search party down to the hotel bar. They never returned. Possibly the PB&J Bourbon.

Posted by: mindful webworker - not of the body at January 16, 2016 10:58 PM (ACs58)

167 Landru or Tan-Rau?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 10:58 PM (xKFP+)

168
Sounds good, but I hate soggy bread.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
-----------------
Really? That's the best we get?
It's because we're ONTers, isn't it?
You save your best work for the daywalkers. I see how you are!

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 10:58 PM (uY5Mk)

169 I hate the millennial identifier. I was born in 1982. I sure as hell don't identify with the 20 something special snowflakes that can't think and believe they are tech savvy because they can turn on an iPhone and I don't identify with the Gen X people either.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 16, 2016 10:59 PM (836Ph)

170 159
There is no good place to put my retirement funds. Never mind growth - I
just want to preserve value when the next stage of this depression
kicks in. And I can't even do that. I believe we are being lied to about
the real rate of inflation. It's at least 10-15%. So keep it in stocks
and watch them crash, or watch cash inflate away.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (/f6Nd)

yeah I am feeling the same way. I have about $200k in retirement funds and I just don't want to see them evaporate

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:59 PM (uZNvH)

171 Vessel screwdrivers with JIS tips are great, but this video for them at the 22 second mark shows how truly revolutionary their protection is from you know what.

http://tinyurl.com/zj96nes

Posted by: Buck O. Phive at January 16, 2016 10:59 PM (Fj7tq)

172 but aren't you a fuckin mick? who the fuck cares?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:58 PM (uZNvH)


I am, in fact, a fucking mick. Proudly so.

And in mick fashion, I'm currently drunk.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 10:59 PM (GEICT)

173 Gen X extends into the early '80s

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 10:59 PM (jT+gh)

174 What a drive. Clutch.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:00 PM (rwI+c)

175 Oh my God.

That AZ drive. 2 just barely first downs. Then a tip drill TD. Wow.

Posted by: just not GB's night? at January 16, 2016 11:00 PM (H9MG5)

176 The question that should be asked of BCochran is, did he get all the glitter out?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:00 PM (xKFP+)

177 WHATS UP FUCKERS

YES IVE BEEN DRUNKING, WHAT OF IT???

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:00 PM (e+1S5)

178 Oh please. Like a normal sedative is gonna work.
Posted by: BC
----------------

*rummages through darts. ah, here we go, Sodium thiopental/lithium*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 11:00 PM (RrDm2)

179 I'm hungry for pancakes, all the sudden.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at January 16, 2016 11:01 PM (zp13i)

180 We have a game in progress.

Posted by: Retards at January 16, 2016 11:01 PM (8aOqE)

181 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688396781273485313

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688396926471942144

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688397065353756672

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2016 11:01 PM (NDIej)

182 YES IVE BEEN DRUNKING, WHAT OF IT???


I hope you brought enough for all of us.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:01 PM (rwI+c)

183 G'night, DG. Be well.
You and yours will be in my thoughts.
Don't be a stranger.

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 11:01 PM (uY5Mk)

184 *rummages through darts. ah, here we go, Sodium thiopental/lithium*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 11:00 PM (RrDm2)

Known to professional mick hunters as the "Cromwell"

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:02 PM (JF2hd)

185 169 I hate the millennial identifier. I was born in 1982.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 16, 2016 10:59 PM (836Ph)


And you died so young. What a shame.

Posted by: rickl at January 16, 2016 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

186 Millenial Morons and 'Ettes are of course an exception,Cochran, that should go without saying. I have a libertarian nephew - but I also have two who are huge Bernie fans and they are painfully pc.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 11:02 PM (P8951)

187 Uh, that bounce reception for a TD that Arizona just got was the same darn thing that the pats got to end their game.

The matrix is glitching.

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:02 PM (ZbV+0)

188 mentally challenged sock off/

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:02 PM (8aOqE)

189 173 Gen X extends into the early '80s

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 10:59 PM (jT+gh)



No it doesn't. Gen X stops at 1979. Millenials start at 1980.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:02 PM (GEICT)

190 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688397227073536000

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688397372682928130

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688397506279964672

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2016 11:03 PM (NDIej)

191 Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:54 PM (+eR2D)

If you are still here....what's your favorite food?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 16, 2016 11:03 PM (Zu3d9)

192 good night DangerGirl, please stop by when you can

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:03 PM (uZNvH)

193 Time to hype a book co-authored by an acquaintance:

'Hunters and Killers: Volume 1: Anti-Submarine Warfare from 1776 to 1943'

http://tinyurl.com/zmk6t7f

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 11:03 PM (RrDm2)

194 25 years ago tonight the first Gulf War started
Posted by: ThunderB, Bitchin Betty at January 16, 2016 10:18 PM (zOTsN)


If I'd known then that Uncle Sam wouldn't be able to keep his dick in his pants for the next 25 years after we "kicked the Vietnam syndrome" I might not have been quite as enthusiastic as I was at the time.

A 14 year war in Afghanistan? YGBSM.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 16, 2016 11:03 PM (laMCB)

195 155 I nominate this https://youtu.be/uPOw1pKSh8o, as the video of the year!
Posted by: Oh Yeah at January 16, 2016 10:56 PM (SOVQ

He got knocked the FVCK out!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:04 PM (kpqmD)

196 No it doesn't. Gen X stops at 1979. Millenials start at 1980.

Were you begat by Baby Boomers?

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 11:04 PM (jT+gh)

197 No it doesn't. Gen X stops at 1979. Millenials start at 1980.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:02 PM (GEICT)

Bullshit. You cannot be a Millenial if you remember Cross Colors or the Challenger explosion.

Or the Gulf War. Or MC Hammer

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:04 PM (JF2hd)

198 No it doesn't. Gen X stops at 1979. Millenials start at 1980.
Posted by: BC
------------

See? They are argumentative.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 11:04 PM (RrDm2)

199 Lady Luck likes the Cards right now.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:05 PM (MQEz6)

200 What I just read:

There's a lot of confusion about nominal intrstrates and what the Fcando -- as Friedman and Fisher bobserved, intrrates graacclimate moncondfiat curwholly discretion sovereign.

Intrates basmon toolpoli Fsignwill nominal GDP trd, prbilitygrowt. Recboom ameliomoder something monepol excesseficits fruitseed robustuated.


I think it may be time to pack it up and go home.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bffsldfosl at January 16, 2016 11:05 PM (ACs58)

201 As I sad. I identify with neither.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 16, 2016 11:05 PM (836Ph)

202 *waits for Mike Hammer to deploy ASDIC and a few a Y-guns*

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:05 PM (xKFP+)

203 Semi-Literate Thug at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (/f6Nd)
There is always the old standby investments of ammo and hooch.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 11:06 PM (egOGm)

204 Argue if you want. The generational breakdowns are long decided. Millenials are 80-99. Sorry to burst your bubbles.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:06 PM (GEICT)

205 There's a lot of confusion about nominal intrstrates and what the
Fcando -- as Friedman and Fisher bobserved, intrrates graacclimate
moncondfiat curwholly discretion sovereign.



Intrates basmon toolpoli Fsignwill nominal GDP trd, prbilitygrowt.
Recboom ameliomoder something monepol excesseficits fruitseed
robustuated.


Clippy is that you?????

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:06 PM (uZNvH)

206 No it doesn't. Gen X stops at 1979. Millenials start at 1980.
---
Wasn't there a Gen Y between us?

Posted by: Methos old enough to see the orginal Star Wars in its first theatrical run, but not remember it at January 16, 2016 11:07 PM (ZbV+0)

207 >>>What has struck me about the Millenials is how they unquestioningly accept authority - left wing authority that is.

Wait, what?

This millennial would throw a middle finger at you, but I'm too busy drinking and watching the Packers shit the bed, as God intended.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:07 PM (e+1S5)

208 If I'd known then that Uncle Sam wouldn't be able to keep his dick in his pants for the next 25 years after we "kicked the Vietnam syndrome" I might not have been quite as enthusiastic as I was at the time.
----------------------

Suggested reading: 'Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 11:07 PM (RrDm2)

209 So I am a GenX'er, I suppose

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:07 PM (uZNvH)

210 >>>See? They are argumentative.

Fuck you, we are not!

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (e+1S5)

211 Re NY, they are just following in the footsteps of Cali. I look like I could be from South America and ever so often, at the grocery store or bank, I have Mexicans (I presume) come up to me and ask 'habla espanol?' I mean seriously, is it too much to expect immigrants to learn english?

Posted by: IC at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (+3RH+)

212 I agree with Millenials start at 1980. I am a gen Xer my son is a millennial.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (egOGm)

213 Bullshit. You cannot be a Millenial if you remember Cross Colors or the Challenger explosion.



Or the Gulf War. Or MC Hammer




Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:04 PM



That period is known as Hammer Time.

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (EWg9n)

214 FYI, I don't identify with either Gen X or Millenial.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (GEICT)

215 YGBSM was the motto first used by the crazy pilots who formed the USAF's first Wild Weasel unit. That was their reaction when told what their new mission was.

The first Wild Weasels of the Vietnam War used the F-100 Super Sabre but it could not keep up with the F-105s.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (xKFP+)

216 Shoulda called a TIME OUT to think on it.

Posted by: Andy Reid at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (H9MG5)

217 I believe we are being lied to about
the real rate of inflation. It's at least 10-15%.


There are those who claim what we have is deflation, that prices are actually going down.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (FkBIv)

218 109 96
Do they have Uber in New York City?

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 10:38 PM (+lVUW)
yes, and De Blasio hates it
Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:41 PM (uZNvH)


So the taxis, with their drivers who can't write or read English, will lose even more business to Uber and liberals will whine and blubber about how unfair it is for customers to go to a competitor whose drivers understand their customers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (+lVUW)

219 mindful webworker so glad you are here

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (uZNvH)

220 Damn, GB, wtf.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (MQEz6)

221 Rodgers sucks so does McCarthy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 11:09 PM (voOPb)

222 Argue if you want. The generational breakdowns are long decided. Millenials are 80-99. Sorry to burst your bubbles.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:06 PM (GEICT)

I will, thankyouverymuch.

What the hell happened to Gen Y?

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:09 PM (JF2hd)

223 Buzzion of course you are sad. We are too when we think of your tragic fate.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 11:09 PM (P8951)

224 Uncharacteristic of GB.

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:09 PM (8aOqE)

225 Fuck you, we are not!

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (e+1S5)

Oh fuck you, you are a GenDrunk'er

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:09 PM (uZNvH)

226 Hang onto youth all you want, Slacker.

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 11:09 PM (jT+gh)

227 Prices aren't going down. Product sizes are getting smaller

Except for gas

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 11:10 PM (voOPb)

228 Ausfahrt!
Posted by: Spun and Murky at January 16, 2016 10:41 PM (Bi1Tt)


Am I the only one that thinks that that sounds like some disgusting sex act that Obama and Reggie engage in?

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

229 So what are people born in the '50s? Besides old, I mean.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:10 PM (rwI+c)

230 Nerdygirl, does Gaylord speak Austrian?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:10 PM (xKFP+)

231 All this intergenerational feuding can only be solved by more drinking.

*traipses into kitchen for hooch*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:11 PM (jR7Wy)

232 So what are people born in the '50s?

GenVic'ers?

Oh wait, that is the 1850's

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:11 PM (uZNvH)

233 Remember the typical leftie mantra that conservatives want to poison the air and water?

Well, the Dems in Flint, MI, have actually literally poisoned the water by their malfeasance. And they're going to try to blame the Repubs (this is what happens when you cut government, I read some idiot claim).

And Barky's own EPA actually let 'em slide on it. They were flat out lying and faking water test results.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 11:11 PM (dvuhZ)

234 My son remembers the first gulf war. He was an odd kid. He liked watching the news. He is a millennial.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 11:11 PM (egOGm)

235 Balalaika Ensemble State Concert Orchestra of Yakutia.

Dmitry Shvetsov, Valentin Solgalov, Irina Chernova, Arseny Kormishin, Roman Swiderski, Bogdan Ivonuts (drums).

Hotel California cover

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

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 11:11 PM (q2o38)

236
229 So what are people born in the '50s? Besides old, I mean.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:10 PM (rwI+c)

Pissed. Not at you.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:12 PM (MQEz6)

237 What the hell happened to Gen Y?

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:09 PM (JF2hd)



Never really existed. It's generally thought that we went straight from Gen X, ended in 79, to Millenials, ended in 99, to whatever you want to call those born after 2000. (iGen or the HomelandGeneration)

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:12 PM (GEICT)

238 ?Cards?

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:12 PM (8aOqE)

239 227 Prices aren't going down. Product sizes are getting smaller

Except for gas
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 11:10 PM (voOPb)

Just wait, they'll reduce the gallon to 112 fluid ounces.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:13 PM (kpqmD)

240 What are people born in the 30s? Besides way old?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 16, 2016 11:13 PM (FQKBL)

241 Grump928

Respect your elders, Sonny

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 11:13 PM (voOPb)

242 People born in the 50's are boomers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 11:13 PM (egOGm)

243 Oh by the way, I saw $1.59 gas today

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:13 PM (uZNvH)

244 232 So what are people born in the '50s?

GenVic'ers?

Oh wait, that is the 1850's
Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:11 PM (uZNvH)



*snort*

Another, unfortunate, bubble bursting moment. Vic isn't that old. Right around retirement age.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:13 PM (GEICT)

245 >>>214 FYI, I don't identify with either Gen X or Millenial.

Despite the source, I actually agree with this. Then again, I don't do the whole group identification thing in general. I hate everyone on an individual basis.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:13 PM (e+1S5)

246 Just wait, they'll reduce the gallon to 112 fluid ounces.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:13 PM (kpqmD)

Start selling it by the liter, because Europe and shit

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:14 PM (JF2hd)

247 iGen or the HomelandGeneration

sorry that just sounds retarded

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:14 PM (uZNvH)

248 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 11:07 PM (RrDm2)

Looked at some reviews. Sounds like a good read. Thx.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (laMCB)

249 I believe we are being lied to about

the real rate of inflation. It's at least 10-15%.



There are those who claim what we have is deflation, that prices are actually going down.
---
What we have had is target inflation of 2% for pretty much a century, which was actually more than that because the way they calculate it keeps changing in order to bear less and less resemblance to reality.

The problem is the way they got it wasn't to simply print money and push it out to the economy through deficit spending. They did it through massive expansion of loans (of which the federal government's debt is the most obvious face, but every mortgage, credit card, student or auto loan is also part of the beast).

That creates increasing instability. When that finally breaks, those debts' worthlessness will cascade, undoing, if we're lucky, just the last 20 years of expansion. Which will be massive deflation (think DJIA around 2000).

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (ZbV+0)

250 iGen, just one letter away from Ingen...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (xKFP+)

251 sorry that just sounds retarded

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:14 PM (uZNvH)



Welcome to the reality that is current society.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (GEICT)

252 *traipses into kitchen for hooch*
Posted by: All Hail Eris
-----------------
Grab me some ice & cream while you're in there - I can go for one more white russian, I guess...

Posted by: Chi at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (uY5Mk)

253 229 So what are people born in the '50s? Besides old, I mean.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:10 PM (rwI+c)

I believe they're considered baby boomers.

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

254 sorry that just sounds retarded

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:14 PM (uZNvH)

Generation Xbox

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (JF2hd)

255 Okay, so OT then Pack wins.

Need more bourbon.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (MQEz6)

256 So what are people born in the '50s?

We are Devo.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (FkBIv)

257 People born in the late 50's are boomers, but I never felt I had that much in common with the older boomers. When they were in Vietnam or burning draft cards or whatever they were doing I was in grade school.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (P8951)

258 >>>Oh fuck you, you are a GenDrunk'er
Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:09 PM (uZNvH)

That's very nice. I appreciate the compliment.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (e+1S5)

259 It goes Lost, WWII/Greatest Generation, Silent, Baby Boomers, GenX, Millennial. I don't know if they've decided what to call the current larvae being hatched.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 11:16 PM (dvuhZ)

260 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at January 16, 2016 11:16 PM (vbza9)

261 I don't know if they've decided what to call the current larvae being hatched.

Doomed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:16 PM (rwI+c)

262 I thought the immutable rules of the HQ were that 1) Vic is ancient 2) all the Ettes were 21 and 3) I shall never die

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (H9MG5)

263 229 So what are people born in the '50s? Besides old, I mean.

We invented cool.

Posted by: ALH at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (Z56vq)

264 Generation Xbox

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM (JF2hd)

I am thinking "Generation Twitter"

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (uZNvH)

265 Oy!

Posted by: Oy! at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (rwI+c)

266 maybe "Generation Snowflake"

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (uZNvH)

267 What are people born in the 30s? Besides way old?

Search "List of Generations" in Wiki

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (jT+gh)

268 iGen, just one letter away from Ingen...




Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:15 PM


I got some fat nerd to steal the "N".

Posted by: peter dodson at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (EWg9n)

269 ChemJeff

#GenTwit

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (xKFP+)

270 The Flip Wilson Show is now on this Network called UP. Funny as hell. He just did "The Church of What's Happening Now"

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (+lVUW)

271 So what are people born in the '50s?

The wisest, bravest, most amazing people who ever lived...

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 11:17 PM (EDYaR)

272 Gen Y is what the boomers were calling millenials at first because Y follows X and they are unoriginal in their thinking :p

Posted by: Buzzion at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (836Ph)

273 Sounds like nearly the whole damn buncha ya needs to vacate my lawn, muy pronto, por favor.

Apr 1958. Generation Fed Up With This Shit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (McRlu)

274 Well, I've also heard of Millennials being referred to as Echo Boomers, which is not technically correct. The first Boomers were born in 1945, and their kids started showing up around around 1965.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (laMCB)

275 Oh no, it's looking bad for the Packers

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (uZNvH)

276 I'd call those born in the 30s the Survivors.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (rwI+c)

277 Freeny.

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (8aOqE)

278 I've never really identified with any of this generational nonsense, since I feel more in tune with either the 19th Century or the 23rd. I'm sort of in my own temporal bubble.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (jR7Wy)

279 I'm still not accepting this Millenial BS. I have nothing in common with those pukes besides skin tone and language.

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (JF2hd)

280 Hows was that not a flag?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (rwI+c)

281 Fucking pass interference

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 11:19 PM (voOPb)

282 240 What are people born in the 30s? Besides way old?
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 16, 2016 11:13 PM (FQKBL)

They're the Silent Generation

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:19 PM (kpqmD)

283 Bad call.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:19 PM (MQEz6)

284 Bad officiating on both these games.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:19 PM (rwI+c)

285 *pours All Hail Eris some Romulan Ale*

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:19 PM (xKFP+)

286 Wow, that was PI

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:20 PM (uZNvH)

287 When you live by the flag, you die by the non-flag.

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:20 PM (8aOqE)

288 Bad officiating on both these games.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:19 PM (rwI+c)

But did you hear we got COLDPLAY????!!!

Posted by: The NFL at January 16, 2016 11:20 PM (JF2hd)

289 btw,o/t, etc:

just thought i'd mention that willie nelson received the gershwin award for popular music from the library of congress. (was televised, haven/t seen it).

deserved.

he should be on that list of best song writers (won by irving berlin, in my opinion) for originality, longevity, range.

from "hello walls" to "crazy" to "turn out the lights (the party's over)" he wrote in every genre.*

*both country AND western.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 16, 2016 11:20 PM (WTSFk)

290 I'm totally disappointed that Eris isn't hammered and stabbing people with all the edged instruments she has.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:21 PM (GEICT)

291 HOLY SHIT THAT WAS FOURTH AND TWENTY

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:21 PM (e+1S5)

292 wow, Rodgers screws up here

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:21 PM (uZNvH)

293 nerdygirl
Michelle always reminded me of aunt Esther from Sanford and son.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 11:21 PM (egOGm)

294 289 btw,o/t, etc:

just thought i'd mention that willie nelson received the gershwin award for popular music from the library of congress. (was televised, haven/t seen it).

deserved.

he should be on that list of best song writers (won by irving berlin, in my opinion) for originality, longevity, range.

from "hello walls" to "crazy" to "turn out the lights (the party's over)" he wrote in every genre.*

*both country AND western.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 16, 2016 11:20 PM (WTSFk)

And did it all while stoned out of his gourd.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:22 PM (kpqmD)

295 The wisest, bravest, most amazing people who ever lived...

Could that movie be faithful recreated today? Could "On the Waterfront"?


Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 11:22 PM (jT+gh)

296 The NFL is lost in never-never land.

Posted by: Fritz at January 16, 2016 11:22 PM (BngQR)

297 First we had imagined rape culture....

Then the West imported in some moslems, now we get to know real rape culture.......


As of anyone got to vote for their..mom,wife,daughter,sister to get raped by a savage foreigner

Posted by: Yo! at January 16, 2016 11:23 PM (vbza9)

298 290 I'm totally disappointed that Eris isn't hammered and stabbing people with all the edged instruments she has.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:21 PM (GEICT)
---
Saving that sweet shit for the MoMee, my friend!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:23 PM (jR7Wy)

299 okay, here comes the hail mary pass

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:23 PM (uZNvH)

300 Well, I've also heard of Millennials being referred to as Echo Boomers,
which is not technically correct. The first Boomers were born in 1945,
and their kids started showing up around around 1965.
---
But their grandkids started showing up around 1985.

I had a discussion with friends in college about what would define Gen X and the consensus was that the Boomers' kids outnumbered us, but the grandkids would outnumber all of us and thus we'd be screwed vis a vis things like SS and Medicare (we'd never h=get the votes to get out from under them, but what we now call the millenials would never tolerate being asked to pay when it was our turn).

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:23 PM (ZbV+0)

301 Also, I'm drinking Deep Eddy's grapefruit vodka. What's everyone imbibing?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:24 PM (jR7Wy)

302
278 I've never really identified with any of this generational nonsense, since I feel more in tune with either the 19th Century or the 23rd. I'm sort of in my own temporal bubble.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:18 PM (jR7Wy)


Generation Seampunk.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 16, 2016 11:24 PM (836Ph)

303 Saving that sweet shit for the MoMee, my friend!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:23 PM (jR7Wy)



I'm not sure whether to be frightened, disappointed, or turned on.

Possibly all three.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:24 PM (GEICT)

304 293: Michelle has the Aunt Esther expression.

Well, nobody expected the Pack to win this. At least it wasn't a blowout.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 11:24 PM (P8951)

305 301 Also, I'm drinking Deep Eddy's grapefruit vodka. What's everyone imbibing?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:24 PM (jR7Wy)

The bitter draught of a lifetime of regrets.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (kpqmD)

306 HA!

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (MQEz6)

307 Are you fucking kidding me?!?

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (ZbV+0)

308 Whoa!

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (rwI+c)

309 BCochran is this what you imagine All Hail Eris would do?

https://youtu.be/4nxj_WwKni4

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (xKFP+)

310 HE CAUGHT IT!!!

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (EDYaR)

311 OMG TD PACKERS

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (uZNvH)

312 ARE YOU SHITTING ME!?

Another hail mary TD?!

Posted by: deja vu all over again at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (H9MG5)

313 HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:26 PM (e+1S5)

314 Td? pack

Posted by: Yo! at January 16, 2016 11:26 PM (vbza9)

315 I just turned that shit off--argh!

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 11:26 PM (jT+gh)

316 Incomplete.

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:26 PM (8aOqE)

317 That was an awesome catch, but the NFL is still a joke.

Posted by: Fritz at January 16, 2016 11:26 PM (BngQR)

318 WOWOWOWOWOWOW

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:26 PM (uZNvH)

319 OMG.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 11:26 PM (P8951)

320 I don't know, this football thing doesn't seem so hard.

Posted by: Jeff Janis at January 16, 2016 11:26 PM (yddCj)

321 No way they overturn that.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (rwI+c)

322 Generation Steampunk.
Posted by: Buzzion at January 16, 2016 11:24 PM (836Ph)
---
If I can't wear a topper and cravat it's not my kind of scene.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (jR7Wy)

323 Lots of soiled underwear out there tonight.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (MQEz6)

324 ZH has an article up saying the Fed has under the table suspended mark to market for energy loans. The crashing price of oil is killing the energy companies, and their loans. Supposedly the Fed took a peek at the banks' balance sheets, the real ones without all the lipstick, shit their pants, and now is letting them slide.

Think another banking system bed shitting. The Fed is trying to stave that off. By allowing lying.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (dvuhZ)

Yeah read that. Amazing how rules are rules, and all us peons have to follow the rules. But them big guys, well we can change the rules for them.

What struck me is that they are changing the rules for banks/etc. that aren't even that big. Usually that's saved for only the big boys, though the big boys will be helped here too.

Just kinda made me wonder.

Posted by: Blano at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (heN73)

325 so it all comes down to... the extra point conversion?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (uZNvH)

326 309 BCochran is this what you imagine All Hail Eris would do?

https://youtu.be/4nxj_WwKni4

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (xKFP+)



Close enough.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (GEICT)

327 Unless there's another angle, you never see the ball touch the ground.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (rwI+c)

328 I was fascinated with Strauss Howe's Fourth Turning crap, which posits a 4 term generational cycle. However, the Millennials are supposed to be the analog of the Greatest Generation, and that is absolute bullshit. They have nothing in common.

Their 4 generational "archetypes" are, Hero, Artist, Prophet, and Nomad. And each step of the cycle they dubbed the High, the Awakening, the Unraveling, and the Crisis.

We GenXers supposedly correspond to the Losts of the last cycle.

We are now in a Crisis, I'll give them that, but these damned Millennials ain't no Greatest Generation of Heroes.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (dvuhZ)

329 What is the point spread for this game?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (xKFP+)

330 Ruling on the field is complete, sufficient evidence to overturn call?

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (8aOqE)

331 I don't think it ever did touch the ground even after the punch out.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (ODxAs)

332 BG should go for two.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (rwI+c)

333 People born in the 50's are boomers.

-
They told me that if I took charcoal pills that would stop.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (Nwg0u)

334 Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (xKFP+)

Japan: Producer and exporter of 90% of the world's supply of What The Fuck Was That

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (JF2hd)

335 also GB

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (rwI+c)

336 TD confirmed.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (MQEz6)

337 294: stoned outré of his gourd

had he been drunk there'd be nothing and he'd be in the gutter i bet.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (WTSFk)

338 Texas. Right between Dallas and Ft. Worth. Originally from Philly. Hope to move to southern Delaware someday soon to be near my mom and dad.

TMI?


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 16, 2016 10:37 PM (+eR2D)

Well heck, the perfect place for some kind of meetup. There's 'rons and 'ettes all around you.

Posted by: Blano at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (heN73)

339 >>>What's everyone imbibing?

ALL THE THINGS

Mostly high gravity beer and shots of GM. Now some wine, and some more show of GM. Might add a little ganja.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (e+1S5)

340 309 BCochran is this what you imagine All Hail Eris would do?

https://youtu.be/4nxj_WwKni4
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:25 PM (xKFP+)
---
Yeah, I really do have wandering hands.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (jR7Wy)

341 Bonus football!!!

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:28 PM (ZbV+0)

342 Wow tie game, going to OT

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:29 PM (uZNvH)

343 out of (damn spelchek)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 16, 2016 11:29 PM (WTSFk)

344 Where is grammie??? She needs to be watching this

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:29 PM (uZNvH)

345 AZ wouldn't have had this problem if they managed the clock better before the 2 minute warning.

Posted by: Andy Reid at January 16, 2016 11:29 PM (H9MG5)

346 OT. Unbelievable...

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 11:29 PM (EDYaR)

347 What is the point spread for this game?
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yahoo pick 'em had ARI by 7.0 (locked in Thursday)

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:30 PM (ZbV+0)

348 shots of GM

Grand Marnier?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:30 PM (uZNvH)

349 Punch out was late, complete pass.

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:30 PM (8aOqE)

350 DangerGirl I ask because if you were near me, I would go buy you a load of groceries or something, I am so sorry what you are going through, but that is too far away from me, but we have a lot of TX morons here who can maybe help, I am just so sorry


Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 10:40 PM (uZNvH)

I missed why she's so down, but if it's something along what you said above, well hell all she has to do is say the word, and done.

Posted by: Blano at January 16, 2016 11:30 PM (heN73)

351 Secundus, you were saying??

https://youtu.be/tncOesffwUU

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (xKFP+)

352 Flipping idiot

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (jT+gh)

353 How do you fuck up a coin toss! Jeesuz!

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (EDYaR)

354 Millennials are supposed to be the analog of the Greatest Generation, and that is absolute bullshit. They have nothing in common.

They might be if there is World War 3 and they get drafted.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (FkBIv)

355 Reflip!

That coin is underinflated!!!

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (MQEz6)

356 My husband won the last game three ways, he bet on Green Bay in this game.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (egOGm)

357 holy cow! are the refs totally in the bag for the Cardinals or what?
"the coin didn't flip"????

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (uZNvH)

358 How do you screw up flipping a coin?

Posted by: Weirddave at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (N8hFs)

359 What a clusterfuck. These officials are painful to watch.

Posted by: blind zebras at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (H9MG5)

360 That catch was retarded, Sir.

Posted by: Rachel Jeantel at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (GEXIO)

361 They botched the coin flip? Ha! Wow.

Posted by: Fritz at January 16, 2016 11:32 PM (BngQR)

362 I missed why she's so down, but if it's something along what you said above, well hell all she has to do is say the word, and done.

They're having serious financial trouble.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:32 PM (kpqmD)

363 Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:31 PM (xKFP+)

Make that 95%

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:32 PM (JF2hd)

364 the gutter or the grave, that is.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 16, 2016 11:32 PM (WTSFk)

365
How do you screw up flipping a coin?
Posted by: Weirddave


Coin lands on its edge?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 11:32 PM (FkBIv)

366 Green Bay's 'win probability' was at 0.3%. Four seconds later we've got overtime.

Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2016 11:32 PM (yddCj)

367 Well the refs have not been kind to GB. However sam shields dropped 3 sure picks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 11:32 PM (voOPb)

368
eeeeee eeeeee eeeeee!

Posted by: Flipper at January 16, 2016 11:33 PM (ODxAs)

369 NFL officiating is as crooked as...

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:33 PM (8aOqE)

370 I missed why she's so down, but if it's something
along what you said above, well hell all she has to do is say the word,
and done.

Posted by: Blano at January 16, 2016 11:30 PM (heN73)

DangerGirl said on the previous thread that her family is going through some financial troubles and that she lives in the DFW area

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:33 PM (uZNvH)

371 >>>Grand Marnier?

Aye

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:34 PM (e+1S5)

372 >>How do you screw up flipping a coin?


INTERFERENCE!

Posted by: George Costanza at January 16, 2016 11:34 PM (GEXIO)

373 Millennials are supposed to be the analog of the Greatest Generation,
and that is absolute bullshit. They have nothing in common.



They might be if there is World War 3 and they get drafted.
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Yeah, no one called the greatest generation anything of the sort until it had sunk in what they had done.

Who knows what this generation will do if history rhymes, I have doubts many of us will be around by the time it's known.

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:34 PM (ZbV+0)

374 Give me the coin, I'll do it.

Posted by: Flip Wilson at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (H9MG5)

375 OMG!

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (8aOqE)

376 oh no

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (uZNvH)

377 Poop

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (MQEz6)

378 We've got some pop warner referees that have actually read the rulebook at least once. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Fritz at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (BngQR)

379 This game is unbelievable

Posted by: Weirddave at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (N8hFs)

380
oh man, holy cow.

Posted by: Flipper at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (ODxAs)

381 Millennials are supposed to be the analog of the Greatest Generation

They'll take their place in history as soon as we launch a massive #hashtag assault on ISIS...

Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (yddCj)

382 Larry F'n Fitzgerald

Posted by: garrett at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (GEXIO)

383 Ummmmmm...might wanna cover Fitzgerald maybe?

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (EDYaR)

384 Go Larry, go!

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (N189h)

385 GB got lost staring at the sun

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (jT+gh)

386 How is Larry Fitzgerald unaccounted for?

Posted by: Golfman at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (48QDY)

387 Wow. Fitz.

Posted by: Flip Wilson at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (H9MG5)

388 At the Dallas meetup you will recognize me by the white carnation on my lapel and the eagle on my shoulder. Don't touch, he's aggressive.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (VdICR)

389 Ya know I don't think I have ever had Grand Marnier, what is it like?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:36 PM (uZNvH)

390 NFL officiating is as crooked as...
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My ears are burning

Posted by: John Roberts at January 16, 2016 11:36 PM (ZbV+0)

391 We GenXers supposedly correspond to the Losts of the last cycle.

We are now in a Crisis, I'll give them that, but these damned Millennials ain't no Greatest Generation of Heroes.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (dvuhZ)
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I always saw GenXers as the more independent, libertarian tribe since they didn't benefit from the long-term employment opportunities their parents enjoyed and being uprooted and going from job to job was the norm. They were there during the transition away from the industrial age to the information age and lived through the analog-to-digital divide. I'm sort of on the cusp and I think straddling the analog and digital eras is kind of the defining thing for me.

Well, that and goth shit. And booze. And sci-fi.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:36 PM (jR7Wy)

392 @389 orange-y

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 16, 2016 11:36 PM (N189h)

393 156 Crap. The Floridian is here.

*retrieves dart gun from closet*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 10:57 PM (RrDm2)


Good luck tranqing us all...

Heh heh heh...

/slips back into the shadows

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (jV8Mq)

394 Who knows what this generation will do if history rhymes

Barack is definitely doing his part to give them their chance. He's Chamberlain and FDR rolled into one. The rest is up to them.

Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (yddCj)

395 And that's the ballgame

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (EDYaR)

396 Flip to flick WTF!

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (jT+gh)

397
Over.

fun game.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (ODxAs)

398 Amazing play call!

Posted by: davidt at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (8aOqE)

399 Yay!!!!!!!

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (N189h)

400 Now he's a running back. CRAZY.

Posted by: down goes Green Bay at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (H9MG5)

401 No extra point in OT.

Hence Packers beat the spread.

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (ZbV+0)

402 Cards win. And it's Fitzgerald!

Posted by: Weirddave at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (N8hFs)

403 and thats that

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (rwI+c)

404 Well, Cardinals win
But still an amazing game

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (uZNvH)

405 Yeah, no one called the greatest generation anything of the sort until it had sunk in what they had done.

Who knows what this generation will do if history rhymes, I have doubts many of us will be around by the time it's known.
Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:34 PM (ZbV+0)
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A LOT of Millenials answered the call after 9/11.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:38 PM (jR7Wy)

406 Ah well. helluva game.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 16, 2016 11:38 PM (P8951)

407 Barack is definitely doing his part to give them their chance. He's Chamberlain and FDR rolled into one. The rest is up to them.
Posted by: t-bird


And he just gave us peace in our time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 11:38 PM (FkBIv)

408 Especially the booze and sci-fi

And Japan's answer to Ashe and his chainsaw - Machine Girl.

https://youtu.be/eSpCWJnnWVI

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:38 PM (xKFP+)

409 These kids today couldn't imagine the hardships my grandparents and parents went through. They had no depression to make them tough. My grandmother quit school at 12 to pick cotton. There was no such thing as a microaggresion.
My mother doesn't think sexual harassment is a real thing. If someone treats you inappropriately, handle it like a woman. If not find another job.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 11:39 PM (egOGm)

410 On this day in history grandpa' Ralph said I'm going to brew me a batch o commemorative beer.


Posted by: Ralph at January 16, 2016 11:39 PM (3wfnv)

411 ha Ha indeed.

Posted by: garrett at January 16, 2016 11:39 PM (GEXIO)

412 Larry the STUD has kicked some Packer ass in 2016.

Posted by: Fritz at January 16, 2016 11:40 PM (BngQR)

413 Ugh GB

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

414 This game had so many woulda-coulda-shouldas.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:40 PM (MQEz6)

415 Let me get this straight. Rodgers goes 95 yards in 2 plays to the same guy. Not to be outdone, Palmer goes 80 yards with 2 plays to the same guy. Why are those other 9 guys out there again?

Posted by: Weirddave at January 16, 2016 11:40 PM (N8hFs)

416 Well maybe it's best if grammie winger didn't see the ending :/

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:41 PM (uZNvH)

417 Aiiyeee Not quick enough on the clicker to avoid Spunkeye.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 16, 2016 11:41 PM (rwI+c)

418 386 How is Larry Fitzgerald unaccounted for?
Posted by: Golfman at January 16, 2016 11:35 PM (48QDY)

Call in his brother Edmund.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:41 PM (kpqmD)

419 Why are those other 9 guys out there again?

backup singers?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:42 PM (uZNvH)

420 >>>Ya know I don't think I have ever had Grand Marnier, what is it like?

It's an orange liqueur, like Cointreau. Strong alcohol taste, but also citrus and spice. Perfect for shots, also absolutely necessary for margaritas.

In other news: YAAAAAS CARDINALS

Posted by: DC in River City at January 16, 2016 11:42 PM (e+1S5)

421 That was exciting football.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at January 16, 2016 11:42 PM (HeZ0H)

422 Fitzgerald is an all timer.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 16, 2016 11:42 PM (EDYaR)

423 A LOT of Millenials answered the call after 9/11.
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I don't think we're at the point of evaluating how that ultimately turned out.

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:42 PM (ZbV+0)

424 394 Who knows what this generation will do if history rhymes

Barack is definitely doing his part to give them their chance. He's Chamberlain and FDR rolled into one. The rest is up to them.
Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2016 11:37 PM (yddCj)

I think FDR loved the country.

Had Obama been president at time of Pearl Harbor he would've bowed to the emperor of Japan

Slimey POS

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

425 I think FDR loved the country.

I think Chamberlain loved his too. Just a little misguided.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 16, 2016 11:44 PM (FkBIv)

426 I mean seriously, is it too much to expect immigrants to learn english?
Posted by: IC at January 16, 2016 11:08 PM (+3RH+)


I had one thank me for learning his language. I told him I didn't do it for him, I learned Spanish because I lived in a foreign country where I learned the local language.

He acted like I had told him something he had previously only suspected about his sister.

(heheh)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 16, 2016 11:44 PM (q2o38)

427 I don't think we're at the point of evaluating how that ultimately turned out.

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:42 PM (ZbV+0)



The fucktarded decisions made at highest levels does not reflect on the job down on the ground.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:44 PM (GEICT)

428 Yeah FDR was an actual American even if he was a socialist

Barry is just a socialist, not even an American

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:44 PM (uZNvH)

429 The generational archetypes are too involved to really describe here. Just Google "Fourth Turning" and read.

They are on to something. They wrote the book in '99 or somewhere around there, and it was downright prophetic about what the next Crisis would look like.

Their theory is that American history is a cycle driven by generational conflict, with it coming back full circle after 4 generations. There is a see-saw of molly coddling children, followed by underprotection.

The Nomads, which we GenXers are, are the least coddled, while the Artists, who are born during a Crisis are the most molly coddled. The Silent generation was the last molly coddled.

The Millennials are pretty damned molly coddled. The Hero generation is more coddled. It's a reaction to the overpermissiveness of the previous generations.

Anyway just read it, and see what you think.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 11:45 PM (dvuhZ)

430 All that dumb luck finally ran out for the packers. Holy shit, Fitzy is a fucking MONSTER!

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 16, 2016 11:46 PM (UnJ7w)

431
What if they actually win? This is a possibility that I frankly had not considered.
Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at January 16, 2016 10:17 PM (dFi94)

Sadly I called the D collapsing on Twitter right after Crosby hit the extra point.

(Though I cheated and hedged that the special teams might give up a kick off TD).

I have no trust in anyone carrying a clipboard in GB.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 16, 2016 11:46 PM (Ojki1)

432 Well, I got my entertainment out of tonight's game. It was amazing that Rodgers Hail Mary pass was caught, then the coin flip fuckup, then Cards scoring in two plays

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2016 11:47 PM (NDIej)

433 Here's Strauss & Howe's Wiki page:

https://tinyurl.com/zl5gbew

Generation Y was an early term for what has now pretty much solidified as Millennials.

Of course, these dates are fluid and are not cast in stone. Often they can only be clearly identified in hindsight.

"The Fourth Turning" is a fascinating book. It was published in the late 90s, and the authors predicted a "Crisis" phase starting sometime in the mid-2000s. It's still hotly disputed exactly when it started (9/11 seems too early and the 2008 financial crisis seems too late), but nobody can deny that we are up to our eyeballs in it now. They nailed that prediction.

Posted by: rickl at January 16, 2016 11:47 PM (sdi6R)

434 I think FDR loved the country.

Chamberlain's foreign policy, FDR's domestic policy.

Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2016 11:47 PM (yddCj)

435 Starting to fade.

Go see "13 Hours".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:47 PM (jR7Wy)

436 Wow. That was fun to watch.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 16, 2016 11:47 PM (Dj0WE)

437 Sweet dreams All Hail Eris. Best for me to go write some more.

Instead of trying to watch RoboGeisha
https://youtu.be/zgrKLjoWcbs

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 16, 2016 11:48 PM (xKFP+)

438 Publius,
Thanks, I will read that. I hope for all of our sakes that the kids are alright.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 16, 2016 11:48 PM (egOGm)

439 ha ha really blew it on that last pass. thanks alot crimson tide. fuckers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 16, 2016 11:48 PM (ucDmr)

440 52 weeks to go

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

441 This book you're talking about, 'Fourth Turning', sounds identical to an earlier one, 'Generations', that I have. Must be an update for an additional generation.

Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2016 11:49 PM (yddCj)

442 Chavez!

Do heads roll Monday?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2016 11:49 PM (voOPb)

443 442: they should. but, i'm afraid they won't. who else would work that cheap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 16, 2016 11:51 PM (ucDmr)

444 Some Nomads, the GenXers of the last cycle, called the Lost Generation, were oh, Gen. Patton and Eisenhower. FDR was a prophet of the last cycle.

In the Crisis, the Prophets are the old timers, the Nomads are the middle managers, and the Heroes are the young adults, with the Artists just being born.

Nomads are cynical, but can be bad-ass motherfuckers. These are the ones leading the Heroes, saying fuck this shit, we're going to kick ass. They lead the Heroes storming the beaches.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 11:51 PM (dvuhZ)

445 Just finished watching The Martian. I was leery of renting it since Matt Damon but trailer looked OK. Good story line ruined by completely PC scripting. Think space adventure with NASA overrun by OFA hipsters and Neil DeGrass "I F**mg Love Science" types. I was completely expecting Obama to make a speech at the end. I should have known anything with Damon (really,almost any movie nowadays) would be a politically correct lesson in good-think.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at January 16, 2016 11:51 PM (0vsws)

446 Ok, fuck all this boring shit.

Who's drinking?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:52 PM (GEICT)

447 The fucktarded decisions made at highest levels does not reflect on the job down on the ground.
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It certainly limits it.

I would characterize anyone who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan as being similarly valorous to those who volunteered to fight over Britain and China in the late 30s individually.

But you can't say they saved the world from islam the same way the greatest generation saved it from the axis powers, simply because it isn't done yet (and not at this point clear that it will turn out well).

Posted by: Methos at January 16, 2016 11:52 PM (ZbV+0)

448 It goes Lost, WWII/Greatest Generation, Silent, Baby Boomers, GenX, Millennial. I don't know if they've decided what to call the current larvae being hatched.
Posted by: publius
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Hey! What about the Beat Generation?

Posted by: Zomibie Jack Kerouac at January 16, 2016 11:52 PM (RrDm2)

449 The thing I worry about is a future Pearl Harbor type attack will invoke anger in many and satisfaction in just as many.

We will have to fight traitors here and enemies out there.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:53 PM (MQEz6)

450 Well, sure the Millennials voted for Benedict Hussein Obama, but remember that the Greatest Generation voted for The Great Dictator FDR and all his cronies.

Sometimes groups of people do all sorts of fuck up shit. I think John Adams said that once. Sorta.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at January 16, 2016 11:53 PM (zp13i)

451 I have never been a sweat hog

serious

Posted by: jake at January 16, 2016 11:53 PM (HLUeE)

452 429
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 16, 2016 11:45 PM (dvuhZ)


Ha! I was writing my #433 while you were posting your #429.

The other really interesting thing about their generational archetypes is that the Millennials are analogous to the WWII generation.

That book changed my whole attitude towards Millennials. They have their work cut out for them. You won't catch me dissing them.

Posted by: rickl at January 16, 2016 11:53 PM (sdi6R)

453
446 Ok, fuck all this boring shit.

Who's drinking?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:52 PM (GEICT)

Bourbon, neat.

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:54 PM (MQEz6)

454 I'm drinking, Miller Lite
I'm also pondering how to stock my bar

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:54 PM (uZNvH)

455 Who's drinking?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:52 PM (GEICT)
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I have just enough strength left to hoist a glass one more time. Make it count!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:54 PM (jR7Wy)

456 can I say that sudden death in the playoffs is fucktarded?


might as well do goal kicks like soccer

Posted by: jake at January 16, 2016 11:55 PM (HLUeE)

457 But you can't say they saved the world from islam the same way the greatest generation saved it from the axis powers, simply because it isn't done yet (and not at this point clear that it will turn out well).
Posted by: Methos
------------------

It will not be achieved as pursued, I don't believe. Incremental restructuring of a culture has never been achieved. Never.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 16, 2016 11:55 PM (RrDm2)

458 446: who's drinking? what a dumbass question.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 16, 2016 11:56 PM (ucDmr)

459 I'm also pondering how to stock my bar

........

half dozen good liquors with some nice mixers and a good barman book...

Posted by: jake at January 16, 2016 11:56 PM (HLUeE)

460 446 Ok, fuck all this boring shit.

Who's drinking?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:52 PM (GEICT)


Vodka and soda. Running a bit low, though.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 16, 2016 11:56 PM (jV8Mq)

461 I didn't know there was a sequel out for One Second After. That's good to know. I'll pick that one up next after I finish The Martian.

Posted by: CDR M at January 16, 2016 11:57 PM (SCx0h)

462 Who is not drinking in the USA on a SAT night might be a better Q

Posted by: jake at January 16, 2016 11:58 PM (HLUeE)

463 441 This book you're talking about, 'Fourth Turning', sounds identical to an earlier one, 'Generations', that I have. Must be an update for an additional generation.
Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2016 11:49 PM (yddCj)


Same authors. "Generations" was written earlier. See my link at #433.

Posted by: rickl at January 16, 2016 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

464 To Eris and everyone else....


Here's to the wine we love to drink, and the food we like to eat, here's to our wives and sweethearts, let's pray they never meet, here's champagne for our real friends and real pain for our sham friends. And when this life is over, may all of us find peace.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:58 PM (GEICT)

465 There's some evidence that, in addition to very many Britons strongly not wanting another war, Chamberlain realized/was told by his generals that Britain was woefully unprepared for war and really needed time, and thus did what he did a Munich to buy time.

The evidence is not particularly strong, but it is there. In other words, Chamberlain might have had an excuse.

The Dogeater-in-Chief has none. If Iraq and Afghanistan are disasters, and the American People want no more such failures ... well, these disasters are exclusively of Teh JEF's making. Or do we now accept incompetence as an excuse?

Posted by: Arbalest at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (FlRtG)

466 The Devil made me do it, nerdygirl!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (DLIIY)

467 You can't 'save the world from Islam' in the same way as WWII. The Axis powers were governments. Islam is a culture. If every single German had been raised as a Nazi since the year 700, it would have been a hell of a lot different.

Posted by: Secundus at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (JF2hd)

468 Can you imagine the chaos produced by an EMT attack?

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (MQEz6)

469 "It will not be achieved as pursued, I don't believe. Incremental restructuring of a culture has never been achieved. Never."

I'd consider the case of the Aztec Cultural Change to be incremental enough for my purposes.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (zp13i)

470 I have never been a sweat hog
serious
Posted by: jake


Hi there!

Posted by: Freddy "Boom Boom" Washington at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (FkBIv)

471 Can you imagine the chaos produced by an EMT attack?

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (MQEz6)

There would be oxygen tanks and neck braces EVERYWHERE

Posted by: Secundus at January 17, 2016 12:00 AM (JF2hd)

472 I have read news articles defending Chamberlain as buying time for British (and French) rearmament too. I think the view started in the '80s or '90s.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2016 12:01 AM (DLIIY)

473
Whiskey Before Breakfast

Early one day the sun wouldn't shine
I was walking down the street not feeling too fine
I saw two old men with a bottle between 'em
And this was the song that I heard them singing

Lord preserve us and protect us,
We've been drinking whiskey 'fore breakfast

Well I stopped by the steps where they was sitting
And I couldn't believe how drunk they were getting
I said "old men, have you been drinking long?"
They said "just long enough to be singing this song"

Lord preserve us and protect us,
We've been drinking whiskey 'fore breakfast

Well they passed me the bottle and I took a little sip
And it felt so good I just couldn't quit
I drank some more and next thing I knew
There were three of us sitting there sining this tune

Lord preserve us and protect us,
We've been drinking whiskey 'fore breakfast

One by one everybody in the town
They heard our ruckus and they all came down
And pretty soon all the streets were ringing
With the sound of the whole town laughing and singing

Lord preserve us and protect us,
We've been drinking whiskey 'fore breakfast

Lord preserve us and protect us,
We've been drinking whiskey 'fore breakfast

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2016 12:01 AM (RrDm2)

474 I'm drinking au Bon climat pinot noir. Blue label. It's really good.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:01 AM (egOGm)

475 468 Can you imagine the chaos produced by an EMT attack?

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (MQEz6)

If the paramedics get involved, then we're really fucked.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:01 AM (kpqmD)

476 Their main thesis is a Crisis is an existential crisis to the "American Experiment". Basically, we will prevail, and come out stronger and enter a new High phase, or we won't and that will be the end of America as we know it.

The last three Crises were the Revolution, Civil War, and Depression/WWII. We are due for another one, and I think this is it.

Believe it or not, a Trump would make a pefect, central-casting Prophet leader of the Crisis. He could be a candidate for Mt. Rushmore, or a total disaster that ends the American Experiment.

Think of FDR if things went south.

Trump is a "fuck this shit" moment. Strauss Howe (and one them died, I can't remember which) stress that with a generation "turning" attitudes can change on a fucking dime. Things you think would be unthinkable became thinkable and the norm. The old is thrown out and the new rung in.

Imagine Trump being the "fuck this shit" leader. GenXers become the Pattons and Eisenhowers, and the Millennials are the troops.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 12:01 AM (dvuhZ)

477 #472 No, it was the late '70s. I just remembered discussing it in History class with one particular teacher that would have been pre-1981.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2016 12:02 AM (DLIIY)

478 468 Can you imagine the chaos produced by an EMT attack?

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (MQEz6)
---
How would we make dick and boob jokes or bitch about referees?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 17, 2016 12:02 AM (jR7Wy)

479 Can you imagine the chaos produced by an EMT attack?
---
palestinians used to use those against Israel all the time.

Posted by: Methos at January 17, 2016 12:02 AM (ZbV+0)

480 Can you imagine the chaos of an EBT Card attack?

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:02 AM (HLUeE)

481 The important thing is that every generation has its share of heroes and villains, idiots and geniuses, and innovators and slackers. Oldsters have been complaining about "these kids today" since ancient Greece.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 12:03 AM (sdi6R)

482 EMT attack. Squad 51 storms ramparts.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 17, 2016 12:03 AM (FkBIv)

483 Can you imagine the chaos produced by an EMT attack?



Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (MQEz6)


Krakatoa is going to do what?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 17, 2016 12:03 AM (q2o38)

484 Islam is a culture.

...that seizes governments. I haven't been following Egypt's situation, how are they doing these days? Are the pyramids still standing?

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 12:03 AM (jT+gh)

485
475 468 Can you imagine the chaos produced by an EMT attack?

Posted by: eman at January 16, 2016 11:59 PM (MQEz6)

If the paramedics get involved, then we're really fucked.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:01 AM (kpqmD)

Heh.

Roving P Syndrome

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:04 AM (MQEz6)

486 Question for anybody familiar with NY State. Someone on another site said he was from upstate NY, Poughkeepsie to be exact. That's only about 70 miles north of NYC. When I think of upstate NY, I think of Buffalo or Syracuse. Is it upstate once you cross the westchester County line?Just wondering.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 17, 2016 12:04 AM (P8951)

487 Are the pyramids still standing?

.......



They slaughtered a dozen euro tourists a few weeks back

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:05 AM (HLUeE)

488 454 I'm drinking, Miller Lite
I'm also pondering how to stock my bar
Posted by: chemjeff - go

After our teams dismal,performance I suggest shots, lots of shots.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:05 AM (voOPb)

489 Can you imagine the chaos of an EBT Card attack?

We'd need Roof Koreans and lots of them

Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:05 AM (EDYaR)

490 454
I'm drinking, Miller Lite
I'm also pondering how to stock my bar


Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:54 PM (uZNvH)


You start by pouring any Miller Lite down the nearest drain....
I'm currently two beers in -- Kona Brewing (which I suspect is a faux microbrew) Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Island Lager. Going out to fetch the next two.....and pulled out Gordon Biersch (I know they started as a microbrewer, 'cause they're local -- and I knew 'em before you could get 'em in a store) Maerzen and Blonde Bock.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 12:05 AM (EzgxV)

491 Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 12:03 AM (jT+gh)

The point is that beating them on the field and replacing the government won't do it. Yes, they seize governments. But removing said government won't win it for you because it's in the people's souls.

Posted by: Secundus at January 17, 2016 12:06 AM (JF2hd)

492 @482

Nice reference

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:06 AM (voOPb)

493 An EMT attack would probably wake up the other half of the country. Just imagine not being able to use your obama phone or your food stamp card.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:07 AM (UnJ7w)

494 486 Question for anybody familiar with NY State. Someone on another site said he was from upstate NY, Poughkeepsie to be exact. That's only about 70 miles north of NYC. When I think of upstate NY, I think of Buffalo or Syracuse. Is it upstate once you cross the westchester County line?Just wondering.
Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 17, 2016 12:04 AM (P8951)


My understanding is that the state of New York has three geographic regions: The City, The Island, and Upstate.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 12:07 AM (sdi6R)

495 EMT=EMP ?


??

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:07 AM (HLUeE)

496 The great thing about an EMT attack, is that the first-responders would already be on the scene.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2016 12:08 AM (RrDm2)

497 An EMT attack would probably wake up the other half of the country. Just imagine not being able to use your obama phone or your food stamp card.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:07 AM (UnJ7w)

Too bad a lot of them would wake up and say, "Cop radios don't work! FREE SHIT FOR EVERYONE!"

Posted by: Secundus at January 17, 2016 12:08 AM (JF2hd)

498 My bad. EMP attack I meant to type.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:08 AM (UnJ7w)

499 I saw EMT open for Gray's Anatomy at the Garden back in '97

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:08 AM (HLUeE)

500 tree ring "data" = accurate
satellite thermal imaging = hokum

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at January 17, 2016 12:09 AM (z+4T3)

501 The point is that beating them on the field and replacing the government
won't do it. Yes, they seize governments. But removing said
government won't win it for you because it's in the people's souls.
---
Yes, it will be necessary to end their faith and the practice thereof.

Cue Gandalf's line about how we don't get to choose our times, just what we make of them.

Posted by: Methos at January 17, 2016 12:09 AM (ZbV+0)

502 490 454
I'm drinking, Miller Lite
I'm also pondering how to stock my bar


Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:54 PM (uZNvH)


You start by pouring any Miller Lite down the nearest drain....
I'm currently two beers in -- Kona Brewing (which I suspect is a faux microbrew) Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Island Lager. Going out to fetch the next two.....and pulled out Gordon Biersch (I know they started as a microbrewer, 'cause they're local -- and I knew 'em before you could get 'em in a store) Maerzen and Blonde Bock.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 12:05 AM (EzgxV)

Many good calls there.

I'd toss in Trumer Pils.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:09 AM (MQEz6)

503 470 I have never been a sweat hog
serious
Posted by: jake
-------
Hi there!
Posted by: Freddy "Boom Boom" Washington
----------------------
Hey hey hey!

Posted by: Rerun at January 17, 2016 12:09 AM (uY5Mk)

504 I believe 'upstate' meams up the Hudson River Valley. Buffalo is probably the hinterlands.

Posted by: t-bird at January 17, 2016 12:09 AM (yddCj)

505 tree ring "data" = accurate
satellite thermal imaging = hokum

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at January 17, 2016 12:09 AM (z+4T3)

Not to mention chakras, karma, astrology, homeopathy, etc, etc...

Posted by: Secundus at January 17, 2016 12:10 AM (JF2hd)

506 My bad. EMP attack I meant to type.
Posted by: Arson
--------------

From such things are born great and enduring memes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2016 12:10 AM (RrDm2)

507 Posted by: Secundus at January 17, 2016 12:08 AM (JF2hd)

Damn, you're right. Well there would be a lot of target shooting practice.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:10 AM (UnJ7w)

508 Early Morning Thread attack.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 17, 2016 12:10 AM (FkBIv)

509 9/11, in the 4th Turning theory, is more like WWI before the Depression and WWII. It was precursor event during the Unraveling phase right before the Crisis phase started.

If history rhymes like they think it does, we will go through a shit storm of epic, world changing proportions. If we make it, America will be revitalized, and enter a new High phase, the 50s all over again. We will be "transformed" of course. Things will not be the same.

Or, we will be destroyed and America will come to an end.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 12:11 AM (dvuhZ)

510 The problem with the Chamberlain argument is it assume neither side ever bluffed, could ever be deterred by bluffing, and ignores the internal opposition in the German military to Hitler's expansion.

There was a nascent coup building during Hitler's plan to invade Czechoslovakia that disappeared when Chamberlain conceded the Sudetenland. When Hitler prepared to invade Poland the idea that Britain would actually fight over it, by then, didn't even occur to him.

Posted by: AD at January 17, 2016 12:11 AM (QWY55)

511 Not Bud, chemjeff? Bud and Miller Lite Are crap beers, but Bud is, IMO, slightly less crappy than Miller Lite.

I'm drinking very dry Seattle cider which is good with cheese. I hate sweet cider.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 17, 2016 12:11 AM (P8951)

512 169 .... I sure as hell don't identify with the 20 something special snowflakes that can't think and believe they are tech savvy because they can turn on an iPhone and I don't identify with the Gen X people either.
Posted by: Buzzion at January 16, 2016 10:59 PM (836Ph)


Re the 'tech savvy' - none of the younger guys at my job are anywhere near as tech savvy as a lot of the older guys.
None of them have any idea how a computer actually works, good luck explaining a computer system for industrial controls.
Even absolutely simple things, like how to use a keyboard, are beyond most of them.
It drives me insane to see someone use caps lock as a shift key - and all the young guys do it

Posted by: PMRich at January 17, 2016 12:11 AM (w5Qj0)

513 Just what do EMTs have in those giant bags?

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:11 AM (MQEz6)

514 Well there would be a lot of target shooting practice.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:10 AM (UnJ7w)

Most certainly

Posted by: Secundus at January 17, 2016 12:11 AM (JF2hd)

515 You're unbelievable!

Posted by: EMF at January 17, 2016 12:11 AM (UnJ7w)

516 can I say that sudden death in the playoffs is fucktarded?

might as well do goal kicks like soccer
Posted by: jake at January 16, 2016 11:55 PM (HLUeE)


Yeah, it's dumb, and presumably it's there partially to control the time as much as possible. There must be a better way to do this though, but I'm not really sure how.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2016 12:12 AM (Dj0WE)

517 Hello, Horde.

I read that "Satellites are lying" story Friday. They really can't divert from Teh Narrative. And they call us irrational.

Off to read a few comments.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:13 AM (rJUlF)

518
For gun aficionados:

Found at Gun Broker:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hqwe8qq

1. An odd variant of the AR-15, suitable for NY state, AND
2. A few pictures of Gov. Cuomo (in the same ad; scroll down)

NY seems to be disliking Cuomo. 2017 cannot come soon enough.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 17, 2016 12:13 AM (FlRtG)

519 but Bud is, IMO, slightly less crappy than Miller Lite.

I'm drinking very dry Seattle cider which is good with cheese. I hate sweet cider.
Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 17, 2016 12:11 AM (P8951)

Budweiser is the most consistent beer in the world. Anywhere you go that serves beer, chances are very high that Bud is available.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:14 AM (UnJ7w)

520 The lying satellites will be the death of us all.

Posted by: AlGoreManBearPig at January 17, 2016 12:14 AM (Dwehj)

521 Climate Change

Religion of Peace

etc.

it is almost like we are being lied to on purpose...

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:14 AM (HLUeE)

522 Hey everybody, I'm back.

Been hearing more and more lately that the only organization these days less trusted than the GOPe, is the NFL at this stage.

Supposedly, too many miracles occurring in order for the "right" teams to make it to Super Bowl 50.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)

523 An EMT attack is preferable to attacks via other conduits, except maybe schedule 40 PVC.

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 12:15 AM (jT+gh)

524 There must be a better way to do this though, but I'm not really sure how.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2016 12:12 AM (Dj0WE)

May I suggest a 19th century duel between the quarterbacks?

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:16 AM (UnJ7w)

525 I also have a question for football fans here:

I saw a promo for NFL Network's special presenting a recap of Super Bowl I in 1967. Have the networks finally found the actual videotapes (which I know have been presumed lost for a long time), or have they finally managed to reassemble a play-by-play of the game from other sources?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

526 Satellites lie like Kyser Sose.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:16 AM (MQEz6)

527 Posted by: Arbalest at January 17, 2016 12:13 AM (FlRtG)

That is sooooo cool.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 17, 2016 12:16 AM (q2o38)

528 PCP attacks though, those muthers are some serious sheet

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:16 AM (HLUeE)

529 486
Question for anybody familiar with NY State. Someone on another site
said he was from upstate NY, Poughkeepsie to be exact. That's only
about 70 miles north of NYC. When I think of upstate NY, I think of
Buffalo or Syracuse. Is it upstate once you cross the westchester
County line?Just wondering.

Posted by: Donna V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 17, 2016 12:04 AM (P8951)


The fiancee tells me that as soon as you're out of The Bronx headed north, you're "upstate", according to people in NYC. She was born in the city, and lived in Westchester County growing up until she went to college.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 12:17 AM (EzgxV)

530 jake, no worries. My Primary Care Physician would never attack me. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

531 Arbalest

Enough of them like him, de Blasio, Schumer et al

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:17 AM (voOPb)

532 Satellite of love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH2EgYq_NCY

Posted by: Kindltot at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (q2o38)

533 521
it is almost like we are being lied to on purpose...

FIFY

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (rJUlF)

534 Supposedly, too many miracles occurring in order for the "right" teams to make it to Super Bowl 50.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)

Dude, we're a tax-exempt nonprofit. You pay more to the Feds than we do. You really surprised by this?

Posted by: The NFL at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (JF2hd)

535 I've read multiple articles that the threat of an EMP attack that would take out a large portion of the country is very overstated.

It would take many such attacks, spread out offer the country to actually impact us in the way we fear.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (GEICT)

536 PCP attacks though
Posted by: jake


I saw one of those on COPS once, was not pretty.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (UnJ7w)

537 When EMTs attack,
watch out for the paddles.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (xKFP+)

538 Budweiser is the most consistent beer in the world. Anywhere you go that serves beer, chances are very high that Bud is available.

Pervasive. Suffers of sulfite reactions may quibble about its consistency from location to location.

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (jT+gh)

539 ha

Primary Care Physician ..had not heard that, but Angle Dust

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (HLUeE)

540 Happy-ish Saturday Evening, all y'all ...

I liked the Zimmerman music, but I liked the Man of Steel soundtrack so go figure ...

Busy with the Arts Festival.

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (AoK0a)

541 Satellite of love

McCloud!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 17, 2016 12:19 AM (FkBIv)

542 Cop: So, you were home with your girlfriend watching a movie, but you can't remember which movie, when all the shit went down. Is that your story?

Satellite: Damn straight.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:19 AM (MQEz6)

543 An EMT attack is preferable to attacks via other conduits, except maybe schedule 40 PVC.
Posted by: derit
-------------------

EMT contains a substance known to cause cancer in California.

DO NOT eat it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2016 12:19 AM (RrDm2)

544 MH, I was expecting to lose this one, in fact I feared they'd get slaughtered. At least it was an exciting game.

The loss is disappointing, because all losses are, but nothing compared to the awful defeat of last year. I think the entire state was ready for Prozac after we lost to the damned Seahawks. This one? I'm surprised we made it this far.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 17, 2016 12:19 AM (P8951)

545 qdpsteve

Radio play by play & consolidated footage I've heard

Haven't seen it yet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:19 AM (voOPb)

546 qdpsteve: They got the Taiwan animation guys to knock one together for them.

Posted by: The NFL at January 17, 2016 12:20 AM (JF2hd)

547 Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (xKFP+)

They can't spank us all !!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at January 17, 2016 12:20 AM (AoK0a)

548 Speaking of the NFL, that fucking ref was trying to put one revolution on that coin so the Pack would get the ball first. Any grade school kid knows that ploy.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:20 AM (UnJ7w)

549 Hey Cochran!

Loved the toast. Unfortunately, I'm all out of (medicinal purposes) wine to toast with. Nothing but Diet Dr. Pepper in the house, so excuse me if I belch.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:20 AM (rJUlF)

550
EMT contains a substance known to cause cancer in California.


What does NOT 'contain a substance known to cause cancer in California'?

Posted by: PMRich at January 17, 2016 12:21 AM (w5Qj0)

551 watch out for the paddles.

..........

I think that is why the yell "CLEAR!"

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:21 AM (HLUeE)

552 MH, hmmm.

I'm weird, I'd love to know what happened to those Super Bowl I tapes from 1967. They were most likely 'wiped' (reused to tape other programming), but it just seems weird to me that they didn't last.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:21 AM (ntObR)

553 It would take many such attacks, spread out offer the country to actually impact us in the way we fear.
---
As a matter of impact on infrastructure yes.

I remain pessimistic in the general public's ability to not lose its shit.

Posted by: Methos at January 17, 2016 12:21 AM (ZbV+0)

554 I also have a question for football fans here:

I saw a promo for NFL Network's special presenting a recap of Super Bowl I in 1967. Have the networks finally found the actual videotapes (which I know have been presumed lost for a long time), or have they finally managed to reassemble a play-by-play of the game from other sources?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)


It was a reassembly. Pieced together from, I think they said, 12 different sources, then overlaid with the NBC radio broadcast.


The network show the other night would have been infinitely better if they had just showed the game, but we had to watch the game being watched by Chris Rose and crew. They carted out some old-timers from the game, and if anything they gave them less airtime than they should have.


Hopefully they will release this sometime in the near future, and we can watch it as NFL Films put it together, without the annoying NFL Network goofs doing their thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2016 12:22 AM (Dj0WE)

555 549 Hey Cochran!

Loved the toast. Unfortunately, I'm all out of (medicinal purposes) wine to toast with. Nothing but Diet Dr. Pepper in the house, so excuse me if I belch.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:20 AM (rJUlF)



CW!

Fuck the actual drink, I know you're here with us in spirit.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 12:22 AM (GEICT)

556 It would take many such attacks, spread out offer the country to actually impact us in the way we fear.

Hacking the grid would accomplish much the same, just for shorter periods ...

Posted by: Adriane the Infrastructure Critic ... at January 17, 2016 12:22 AM (AoK0a)

557 Didn't the Lying Satellites tour with Sigue Sigue Sputnik back in the 80s?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:22 AM (rJUlF)

558 512
Even absolutely simple things, like how to use a keyboard, are beyond most of them.

Posted by: PMRich at January 17, 2016 12:11 AM (w5Qj0)


I'm kind of in between. When I was in high school in the 70s, only the girls took typing, on the theory that they would go on to become secretaries. Then personal computers came along just a few years later.

When I got my first job that required the use of a computer in 1990, I had to buy a book to teach myself typing. I'm beyond hunting and pecking with two fingers, but most people younger than me can type much faster than I can.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 12:22 AM (sdi6R)

559 What does NOT 'contain a substance known to cause cancer in California'?
.............

Gay men's semen? at least legislatively

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:22 AM (HLUeE)

560 Donna, I was just glad they didn't embarrass themselves like they have in all their nationally televised games. Pathetic year, pathetic front office. And Aaron Rodgers has sucked most of the year

McCarthy ain't much better.

Last year still hurts
So does 4th & 26?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:23 AM (voOPb)

561 My football story. My husband and I went to a golf tourney in Oxnard. We stayed at the same hotel as the raiders during their training camp. Our room was next to al Davis. I went to our car to get something and walked past an old man with a huge guy next to him. He started yelling at me young lady, no autographs. I said why would I want your autograph, who are you? My husband saw the whole thing and was laughing.
He told me you just yelled at al Davis. I said who is al Davis really loud. He thought it was hilarious.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:23 AM (egOGm)

562 Pervasive. Suffers of sulfite reactions may quibble about its consistency from location to location.
Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 12:18 AM (jT+gh)



What's pervasive to one man is a welcome sight to another, especially if you are home sick for the US.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:23 AM (UnJ7w)

563 Donna, Bud gives me headaches, Miller Lite doesn't

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 17, 2016 12:23 AM (uZNvH)

564 501 The point is that beating them on the field and replacing the government
won't do it. Yes, they seize governments. But removing said
government won't win it for you because it's in the people's souls.
---
Yes, it will be necessary to end their faith and the practice thereof.

Cue Gandalf's line about how we don't get to choose our times, just what we make of them.
Posted by: Methos at January 17, 2016 12:09 AM (ZbV+0)

There is a way to effectively deal with the problem but it would be completely unacceptable to the American people and there's no way this administration would do it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:23 AM (kpqmD)

565 MH and Burt, thanks.

NFL, LOL. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)

566 It's going to be different, very different.

Trump is the FTS leader, he will be the first true monarch and the masses will fall all over themselves before apprehending that their freedom is truly no more. I will be huge.



Posted by: Ralph at January 17, 2016 12:23 AM (3wfnv)

567
531 Misanthropic Humanitarian

Enough of them like him, de Blasio, Schumer et al


... but does Trump like him? I have this suspicion that Cuomo has pushed Trump a few times in the past, and (President) Trump might decide to square things.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 17, 2016 12:24 AM (FlRtG)

568 Nothing but Diet Dr. Pepper in the house,


............
this seems to be like poor planning

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:24 AM (HLUeE)

569 555

Happy to be here, because the ol' CW luck hit again Friday...nearly got T-boned in an auto accident by some dude making eyes at his phone. I got hit near the driver's side rear bumper. The car is a mess, I'm just sore. It's a pretty old car, so chances are good it'll be totalled.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:24 AM (rJUlF)

570 rickl

I graduated in 78 from HS
Best class I took in hs was typing I use it every day in my life

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:24 AM (voOPb)

571 jake,

It is. But, as you can see from my post at #569, I've been a bit...preoccupied.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:25 AM (rJUlF)

572 564
501 The point is that beating them on the field and replacing the government

won't do it. Yes, they seize governments. But removing said

government won't win it for you because it's in the people's souls.

---

Yes, it will be necessary to end their faith and the practice thereof.



Cue Gandalf's line about how we don't get to choose our times, just what we make of them.

Posted by: Methos at January 17, 2016 12:09 AM (ZbV+0)



There is a way to effectively deal with the problem but it would be
completely unacceptable to the American people and there's no way this
administration would do it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:23 AM (kpqmD)


Try me.

Posted by: The American people at January 17, 2016 12:27 AM (EzgxV)

573 MH, hmmm.

I'm weird, I'd love to know what happened to those Super Bowl I tapes from 1967. They were most likely 'wiped' (reused to tape other programming), but it just seems weird to me that they didn't last.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:21 AM (ntObR)


I've purchased a number of the World Series collections, but none of the Super Bowls. Both seem to suffer from the same fate: Nobody had any sense to try to preserve the darned things.


I bought and watched the 1984 World Series not too long ago. You would think it was the 1884 World Series.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2016 12:27 AM (Dj0WE)

574 troll belowdecks: lqeGC

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2016 12:27 AM (6FqZa)

575 Arbalest, I say this in all seriousness, I have no idea what he would do if elected. And I don't think he knows either.

He is hitting the right notes but I still don't trust him on hs pro-life, 2nd Amdt beliefs. He'll just last fall,he supported Kelo decision. And his knowledge of tariffs is non existent

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:28 AM (voOPb)

576 Donna, 511 - Seattle Cider is good stuff. The Dry for me thanks. If you haven't done so, try Samuel Smiths and Domain Dupont.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 17, 2016 12:28 AM (/WPPJ)

577 572
564

501 The point is that beating them on the field and replacing the government


won't do it. Yes, they seize governments. But removing said


government won't win it for you because it's in the people's souls.


---


Yes, it will be necessary to end their faith and the practice thereof.





Cue Gandalf's line about how we don't get to choose our times, just what we make of them.


Posted by: Methos at January 17, 2016 12:09 AM (ZbV+0)





There is a way to effectively deal with the problem but it would be

completely unacceptable to the American people and there's no way this

administration would do it.



Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:23 AM (kpqmD)


Try me.


Posted by: The American people at January 17, 2016 12:27 AM (EzgxV)



For Allah's sake, don't listen to those guys!

Posted by: This administration at January 17, 2016 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

578 I'm kind of in between. When I was in high school in the 70s, only the girls took typing, on the theory that they would go on to become secretaries.

I took typing in high school in 1967 because they said it would be needed for typing term papers in college.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 17, 2016 12:28 AM (FkBIv)

579 Do refs get together and review games or do they avoid that for various reasons?

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:28 AM (MQEz6)

580 Too bad a lot of them would wake up and say, "Cop radios don't work! FREE SHIT FOR EVERYONE!"
Posted by: Secundus at January 17, 2016 12:08 AM (JF2hd)

All the better - they'd be too busy stealing all the high-tech stuff that wouldn't work post-EMP and thus would be among the first to starve and die once the grocery stores aren't restocked.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 17, 2016 12:29 AM (s87AC)

581 MH, the worst this season was losing to the damn Bears at Lambeau, which hasn't happened since Vic was in grade school. When you make Cutler look good, crap how pitiful is that?

We'll have Jordy back next season. Boy do we need him.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 17, 2016 12:29 AM (P8951)

582 By young guys, I meant those under 30. The ones that have never known a world without computers everywhere.

It just astonishes me that they know so little about something that is so common in their lives.

Posted by: PMRich at January 17, 2016 12:29 AM (w5Qj0)

583 There is partial broadcast footage of Superbowl I from some guy's attic which was restored by a university and properly stored in an archive. It has the entire game except for halftime and a small portion of the start of the 3rd quarter.

The issue is the family which owns the tape wants a lot of money for the rights to use it.

The NFL's footage from the day to be shown on TV this year is on field cameras used by each team for studying plays.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at January 17, 2016 12:30 AM (r6ujM)

584 #571

got it

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:30 AM (HLUeE)

585 Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:24 AM (rJUlF)

If it's like any of the auto bumps I've had, plan on it being sore-er tomorrow or day after ...

Prayers for Healing & glad you are ok!

Posted by: Adriane the Infrastructure Critic ... at January 17, 2016 12:31 AM (AoK0a)

586 Steve I plan on watching SB I when I get the chance. I watched it as a kid live as I grew up 30 miles from GB

I bleed green & gold

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:32 AM (voOPb)

587 I missed why she's so down, but if it's something along what you said above, well hell all she has to do is say the word, and done.

They're having serious financial trouble.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:32 PM (kpqmD)

Ah, ok, thanks. I can sure relate to that.

Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 12:32 AM (C3E0x)

588 569 555

Happy to be here, because the ol' CW luck hit again Friday...nearly got T-boned in an auto accident by some dude making eyes at his phone. I got hit near the driver's side rear bumper. The car is a mess, I'm just sore. It's a pretty old car, so chances are good it'll be totalled.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:24 AM (rJUlF)

That sucks, but I'm glad it wasn't worse!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:32 AM (kpqmD)

589 E-M-T
E-M-T
as easy as X-Y-Z

Posted by: aretha franklin at January 17, 2016 12:32 AM (DLIIY)

590 BCochran, whenever I do a toast, it always includes "to absent friends", because we shouldn't forget them

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 17, 2016 12:32 AM (uZNvH)

591 I took typing in my sophomore high school year because I needed to fill an elective and that was the only one that would fit my schedule. Two years later, I'm in Introduction To Computers and a skill I thought wouldn't benefit me in any way was actually very helpful.

The people I know in their 20's can't type worth crap.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:32 AM (rJUlF)

592 Anyway back to the writing.

Mayor's office saying there was no cannibalism while the police chief is denouncing anyone who suggests the terrorists blowing up buildings are eco-warriors.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (xKFP+)

593 587 I missed why she's so down, but if it's something along what you said above, well hell all she has to do is say the word, and done.

They're having serious financial trouble.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 16, 2016 11:32 PM (kpqmD)

Ah, ok, thanks. I can sure relate to that.
Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 12:32 AM (C3E0x)

Lot of that going around unfortunately.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (kpqmD)

594 Glad you're okay Captain W. I don't know why some 'tards are allowed to drive either. I hope the dickhead who hit you loses his license.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (6FqZa)

595 #580, without the police to protect them from vigilante mobs the existing criminal gangs would find themselves drawn and quartered within a month.

Neighborhoods might form warring factions in the long run. But your average hood rat is going to be exterminated when the chips are down and the majority of society is focused on surviving without any bullshit from parasites.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (r6ujM)

596 DangerGirl said on the previous thread that her family is going through some financial troubles and that she lives in the DFW area


Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:33 PM (uZNvH)

Yeah that's where I am, in fact I have to move back to her area now myself.

Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (C3E0x)

597 The NFL's footage from the day to be shown on TV this year is on field cameras used by each team for studying plays.
Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at January 17, 2016 12:30 AM (r6ujM)


No, I think it's almost entirely newsreel style, most likely done by Sabol's NFL Films crews. Various other sources too, I'm sure, but it's above action stuff, not sideline angles.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (Dj0WE)

598 Don't EMP's only impact electronics that are powered up?

If it is unplugged I don't think it is fried

anyone know for sure?

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (HLUeE)

599 He says what needs to be said to get what he wants. This is the biggest deal of his life and he's all in.

The cheap, birther, trick he's trying to pull on Cruz is exemplary of his ethics.
The way he twisted up Cruz NY values answer is another. Trump is a master of the cheap trick.



Posted by: Ralph at January 17, 2016 12:34 AM (3wfnv)

600
588 569 555

Happy to be here, because the ol' CW luck hit again Friday...nearly got T-boned in an auto accident by some dude making eyes at his phone. I got hit near the driver's side rear bumper. The car is a mess, I'm just sore. It's a pretty old car, so chances are good it'll be totalled.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:24 AM (rJUlF)

That sucks, but I'm glad it wasn't worse!
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:32 AM (kpqmD)

Best wishes, dude. I hope you have some groovy pain pills.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:34 AM (MQEz6)

601 Yikes Captain Whitebread. Glad you have nothing broke. But geez.

Of course I am waiting to see one morning someone putting on makeup, texting, and driving with their feet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:34 AM (xKFP+)

602 Donna they lost to all 3 of their divisional rivals at home for the first time since 1991.

We missed jordy, but there are other things going

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:34 AM (voOPb)

603 CW, glad you are here, how are you doing?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 17, 2016 12:35 AM (uZNvH)

604 There is no cannibalism in the Great White North. And by "no" I mean there is a certain amount.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2016 12:35 AM (DLIIY)

605 I miss the days were a defense lineman could sling a quarterback into the ground like a rag doll. Then the announcer on TV would blame the quarterback for not getting rid of the ball sooner. Now it's almost a fucking hate crime.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:35 AM (UnJ7w)

606 590 BCochran, whenever I do a toast, it always includes "to absent friends", because we shouldn't forget them

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 17, 2016 12:32 AM (uZNvH)



A good thing.

I've done dozens of toasts here and try not to repeat any, so that's a little hard to stick by.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 12:35 AM (GEICT)

607 Come on, no one thought my story was funny I yelled back at the biggest jerk in football and made him shut up.
I had no idea who he was.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (egOGm)

608 CW, I'm gonna need you to sit your ass down and not move.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (GEICT)

609 Powered down electronics or unplugged electronics?
How close to the burst are you?

There are probably other factors that can impact electronics in an Off state. Like don't drop them in water.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (xKFP+)

610 Of course I am waiting to see one morning someone putting on makeup, texting, and driving with their feet.


While receiving oral sex at the same time from a dwarf, one assumes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (6FqZa)

611 595
#580, without the police to protect them from vigilante mobs the
existing criminal gangs would find themselves drawn and quartered within
a month.



Neighborhoods might form warring factions in the long run. But your
average hood rat is going to be exterminated when the chips are down and
the majority of society is focused on surviving without any bullshit
from parasites.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (r6ujM)



This is why all of us should have a healthy stock of arms and ammo.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

612 jake, I don't know...but this page seems to address other EMP facts and myths, if you're interested.

http://www.futurescience.com/emp/emp-myths.html

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:37 AM (rJUlF)

613 GB was saying they were still miffed at AZ stomping them earlier in the season. It sure showed.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 12:37 AM (hVdx9)

614 601 Yikes Captain Whitebread. Glad you have nothing broke. But geez.

Of course I am waiting to see one morning someone putting on makeup, texting, and driving with their feet.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:34 AM (xKFP+)

Worst I've seen is a guy driving down I-4 by downtown Orlando with an honest-to-God paper roadmap unfolded and in front of his face.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:37 AM (kpqmD)

615 I can imagine that electronics with batteries would still be affected with EMP, even if they are unplugged

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 17, 2016 12:37 AM (uZNvH)

616 580
All the better - they'd be too busy stealing all the high-tech stuff that wouldn't work post-EMP and thus would be among the first to starve and die once the grocery stores aren't restocked.
Posted by: Thrawn at January 17, 2016 12:29 AM (s87AC)


I nearly spit beer on my monitor thinking about all the people looting TVs, stereos, and computers after an EMP attack.

'Cause you know it's going to happen.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 12:38 AM (sdi6R)

617 If it's not armored up or in a Faraday cage it's fried. If it's analogue it's good to go.

Posted by: Ralph at January 17, 2016 12:38 AM (3wfnv)

618 464 And when this life is over, may all of us find peace.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 16, 2016 11:58 PM (GEICT)


I would say that I hope we find such peace *before* our lives are over. But, close enough for government work.

Salute!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 17, 2016 12:38 AM (jV8Mq)

619 Blue Falcon, hmm, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:38 AM (ntObR)

620 BCochran -- Hah! I'd love to. If I could do the radio show from the apartment, I'd hardly ever leave.

chemjeff -- All things considered, damn happy to have made it another day.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:38 AM (rJUlF)

621
607 Come on, no one thought my story was funny I yelled back at the biggest jerk in football and made him shut up.
I had no idea who he was.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (egOGm)

It was funny, but it needed some pictures of freshly baked pies.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:38 AM (MQEz6)

622 While receiving oral sex at the same time from a dwarf, one assumes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (6FqZa)

hey! a dwarf's gotta earn a living ya know!!!!

Posted by: oral sex dwarf at January 17, 2016 12:38 AM (uZNvH)

623 Re: no police..

The number of cops, military/ex military, gun peeps in my neighborhood is astounding...

we'll be ok




Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:40 AM (HLUeE)

624 616 580
All the better - they'd be too busy stealing all the high-tech stuff that wouldn't work post-EMP and thus would be among the first to starve and die once the grocery stores aren't restocked.
Posted by: Thrawn at January 17, 2016 12:29 AM (s87AC)

I nearly spit beer on my monitor thinking about all the people looting TVs, stereos, and computers after an EMP attack.

'Cause you know it's going to happen.
Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 12:38 AM (sdi6R)

You could only see it happening in person.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:40 AM (MQEz6)

625 Come for the booze and football,
talk about EMT attacks,
stay for the oral sex dwarfs.

On second thought, nah,
tis a silly place.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:40 AM (xKFP+)

626 Come on, no one thought my story was funny I yelled back at the biggest jerk in football and made him shut up.
I had no idea who he was.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (egOGm)


I wouldn't say he was the biggest jerk in football. There are way too many of them for Al Davis, and his "bad boy" image to make the top 10 of his era, and given the state of ownership today, I'm convinced God is going to let us screw up without intervening, precisely because he doesn't strike these people down with boils and plagues of frogs and He allows their firstborns to live.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2016 12:40 AM (Dj0WE)

627 okay good night until tomorrow
be well!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 17, 2016 12:41 AM (uZNvH)

628 anyone know for sure?
Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (HLUeE)


Depends on a number of things, including the power of the pulse and things like how long your leads or anything that would resonate or pick up the EMP.

About 10 years ago the city power system workers slipped with their hot-stick changing out a transformer and burned out every transformer, power-converter, surge-protector and operating computer in all the houses served by it, and that included stuff that was plugged in but turned off.

On the other hand the 20 year old Tandy LED alarm clock I had didn't even flinch and all my light bulbs and the ancient stove and the water heater survived.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 17, 2016 12:41 AM (q2o38)

629 625 Come for the booze and football,
talk about EMT attacks,
stay for the oral sex dwarfs.

On second thought, nah,
tis a silly place.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:40 AM (xKFP+)

It's only a model.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:41 AM (kpqmD)

630
622 While receiving oral sex at the same time from a dwarf, one assumes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (6FqZa)
hey! a dwarf's gotta earn a living ya know!!!!
Posted by: oral sex dwarf at January 17, 2016 12:38 AM (uZNvH)

Wild Wild West

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:41 AM (MQEz6)

631 "ssshhh!!!!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:42 AM (xKFP+)

632 Wild Wild West
Posted by: eman


I wasn't into that kinky stuff.

Posted by: Dr. Miguelito Loveless at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (FkBIv)

633 Getting tired horde
Good nite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (voOPb)

634 I miss the days were a defense lineman could sling a quarterback into the ground like a rag doll.

It seems like every picture of Roman Gabriel I've ever seen, he's got Mike Curtis wrapped around his head. And how many people even know who or what I'm talking about?

Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (EDYaR)

635 On second thought, nah,
tis a silly place.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:40 AM (xKFP+)

It's only a model.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:41 AM (kpqmD)

NI!!!!!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (rJUlF)

636 When that happened I was in my early twenties too. My husband found it hilarious. If he hadn't have told me who he was, I would have never known who the weird old guy with sunglasses was.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (egOGm)

637 The EMP threat to the entire country is minimal. It would take perfect conditions and multiple nuke strikes going off at exactly the right height, etc, to do any widespread damage.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (GEICT)

638 633 Getting tired horde
Good nite
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (voOPb)

G'night MH.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (kpqmD)

639 598
Don't EMP's only impact electronics that are powered up?



If it is unplugged I don't think it is fried



anyone know for sure?

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:33 AM (HLUeE)



An EMP will have some effect on every exposed wire. Not as much as the fearmongers would have you suppose, but some. One of the problems is that high voltage electrical towers have long, long reaches of exposed wire -- so they are prone to gathering lots of effects and delivering them to your local power station, which may well get 'splodey. I wouldn't anticipate shorter wires at further distances to be a very great risk.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

640 Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (EDYaR)

Little before my time. That's when football was real.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:45 AM (UnJ7w)

641 634: I know. Foosball is for pussies now. Don't touch anybody.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2016 12:45 AM (ucDmr)

642
634 I miss the days were a defense lineman could sling a quarterback into the ground like a rag doll.

It seems like every picture of Roman Gabriel I've ever seen, he's got Mike Curtis wrapped around his head. And how many people even know who or what I'm talking about?
Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (EDYaR)

Johnny Carson used to play a yearly reel of bone-crushing hits.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:45 AM (MQEz6)

643 It's high voltage but for a very short period of time. It just goes through analogue ie. electronic ignition on today's vehicles are microscopic, super sensitive and will fry, a set of points on an old system won't have time to respond. The juice will go through them unnoticed.



Posted by: Ralph at January 17, 2016 12:46 AM (3wfnv)

644 Oral sex dwarves?
I was promised oral sex fairies.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 12:46 AM (hVdx9)

645 To pop the whole US with EMP

One for Alaska and another for Hawai'i.
And four or five spaced across the width of the US at a guess.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:46 AM (xKFP+)

646
644 Oral sex dwarves?
I was promised oral sex fairies.
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 12:46 AM (hVdx9)

Two blogs down on the left.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:47 AM (MQEz6)

647 isn't Al Davis 5'7" and 120 pounds?

he may have a big Checkbook but intimidating he is not.

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:47 AM (HLUeE)

648 You guys are making me want to research faraday cages.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:47 AM (egOGm)

649 Good night, MH.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:47 AM (rJUlF)

650 Oral sex dwarves?

I was promised oral sex fairies.
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 12:46 AM (hVdx9)


Ommm, I'm not touching that one.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 17, 2016 12:47 AM (q2o38)

651 CaliGirl, your microwave is a Faraday cage.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:48 AM (xKFP+)

652 what is up with all the dwarf hate?


Dwarfs have love too....

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:48 AM (HLUeE)

653 Al Davis had the biggest guy I've ever seen next to him. I was face to face with them. And I stood my ground.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:48 AM (egOGm)

654 You guys are making me want to research faraday cages.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:47 AM (egOGm)

You already have, you drive one everyday.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:48 AM (UnJ7w)

655 647 isn't Al Davis 5'7" and 120 pounds?

he may have a big Checkbook but intimidating he is not.

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:47 AM (HLUeE)



Al Davis is dead. Has been for years.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 12:48 AM (GEICT)

656 Like this...

http://tinyurl.com/zw4ajt5

Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:48 AM (EDYaR)

657 I remember Dick Butkus rolling guys over the team's benches. Just because he could. Dude would be suspended for a season now for that shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2016 12:49 AM (ucDmr)

658 637 The EMP threat to the entire country is minimal. It would take perfect conditions and multiple nuke strikes going off at exactly the right height, etc, to do any widespread damage.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (GEICT)


So if Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran all ganged up on us, we would be screwed?

Nah. Never happen.

Or maybe it will happen just before noon on January 20, 2017.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 12:49 AM (sdi6R)

659 635 On second thought, nah,
tis a silly place.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:40 AM (xKFP+)

It's only a model.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:41 AM (kpqmD)

NI!!!!!
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (rJUlF)

Oh what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say "Ni" at will to Morons!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:49 AM (kpqmD)

660
652 what is up with all the dwarf hate?


Dwarfs have love too....
Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:48 AM (HLUeE)

That Bad Santa movie has had lingering effects.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:49 AM (MQEz6)

661 isn't Al Davis 5'7" and 120 pounds?

he may have a big Checkbook but intimidating he is not.

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:47 AM (HLUeE)


He's been dead since 2011. Probably considerably lighter now.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2016 12:50 AM (Dj0WE)

662 Pussification of football and the NFL drive to attract more females to watch. Coinky dink?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 12:51 AM (Xo1Rt)

663 I'm weird, I'd love to know what happened to those Super Bowl I tapes from 1967. They were most likely 'wiped' (reused to tape other programming), but it just seems weird to me that they didn't last.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:21 AM (ntObR)

It wasn't the spectacle back then it is today. You played the game, you won or lost, your team won or lost, it's over. Next.

Plus it was teams from 2 totally separate leagues going at it, mainly in my opinion to affirm the dominance of the NFL over the AFL. Smokin' Joe Namath put that theory to rest.

Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 12:51 AM (C3E0x)

664 He yelled at me and the bodyguard was blocking me. We were parked next to each other. He was in a black caddy or Lincoln. It's been too long. When I yelled back they quietly walked away embarrassed.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:51 AM (egOGm)

665 IIRC, with the exception of a few states all of the electric grid is connected and designed for one section to compensate for the other in the event of a problem.

A large EMP could cause a domino affect of cascading outages across the country could it not?


Posted by: Ralph at January 17, 2016 12:51 AM (3wfnv)

666 I keep my flashdrives and backup drives in a metal filing cabinet, personally. Suspended from the sides with those paper hanging thingies.

It's not North Korea's mad H-bomb EMP skills that worry me. It's that big H-bomb in the sky that worries me - the one that did the Carrington Event, and the 774 Carbon Spike.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 17, 2016 12:52 AM (6FqZa)

667 Hello, Hugo the Chavez I hope you and the missus are doing well.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 17, 2016 12:52 AM (P8951)

668 I am a girl. I'm 5 7.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:52 AM (egOGm)

669 There are a couple of hot dwarf women in porn, who don't have that protruding forehead...nttatwwt

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 12:53 AM (jT+gh)

670
665 IIRC, with the exception of a few states all of the electric grid is connected and designed for one section to compensate for the other in the event of a problem.

A large EMP could cause a domino affect of cascading outages across the country could it not?


Posted by: Ralph at January 17, 2016 12:51 AM (3wfnv)

Even if the effects are only local, the wave of shit would spread.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 12:54 AM (MQEz6)

671 Oh boy. Business Insider is running a story that says McDonalds may be splintering apart.

http://tinyurl.com/p8y5ka4

Somehow I doubt McD's will just disappear; it's too big, well-known and legendary for that. Although obviously it's probably well past due for some major pruning in both the size of the menu and number of locations.

(Oops, story is from last October. Still, interesting IMHO.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:54 AM (ntObR)

672 Ralph, talking about the 1965 blackout?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_1965

Hopefully things have gotten far better since.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 12:54 AM (xKFP+)

673 667: Doing good Donna, and you? Hope things are well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2016 12:55 AM (ucDmr)

674 I'm tapped out for the evening. Y'all have a good night.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death at January 17, 2016 12:55 AM (kpqmD)

675 There is no cannibalism in the Great White North. And by "no" I mean there is a certain amount.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2016 12:35 AM (DLIIY)


#WendigoLivesMatter

Posted by: WLM at January 17, 2016 12:55 AM (cmE8J)

676 ok, ok


verbiage...


wasn't Al D.............5'7".....

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 12:55 AM (HLUeE)

677 CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (egOGm)

I don't know who Al Davis is either ...

Posted by: Adriane the Infrastructure Critic ... at January 17, 2016 12:55 AM (AoK0a)

678 Blano, oh I know. I doubt anybody had any idea in 1967 if the new playoff format would be a hit, or last very long.

When did the Super Bowl first start being a big deal, in about 1972 or so?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)

679 So, do I keep thing in the microwave, fireproof safe or car?

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:56 AM (egOGm)

680 Cars don't make a very good faraday cage as the windows and other entrances allow too many high frequencies through.

Plus the metal they are made from isn't as good a conductor. (although probably good enough. You're out of luck if you're in an all fibreglass or other polymer bodied car.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 12:56 AM (Xo1Rt)

681 Adriane the Infrastructure Critic ... at January 17, 2016 12:55 AM (AoK0a)
He owned the Oakland Raiders. I am from California, but I didn't know who he was. This was in the early 90's.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:57 AM (egOGm)

682 I remember Dick Butkus rolling guys over the team's benches. Just because he could. Dude would be suspended for a season now for that shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo
****

My dad went to college with Butkus and physically ran into him on accident one icy winter day. My dad was trying not to slip and fall as he made his way to the library, so he didn't see Butkus walking along.
Dad said he thought he'd run into a wall. DB growled, "watch where the f*** you're going". My dad, no candy ass himself, said, "y-y-yes sir"

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 12:57 AM (hVdx9)

683 Horde!


Oh, sorry. Didn't mean to wake anyone.

Just back from seeing Creed with No. 1 Son.

Revenant was sold out.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 17, 2016 12:58 AM (1xUj/)

684 When did the Super Bowl first start being a big deal, in about 1972 or so?

Jan, 1969. The year the Jets beat the Colts. Made the AFL legitimate,

Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:58 AM (EDYaR)

685 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 12:56 AM (Xo1Rt)

I guess you could say cars are "partial" Faraday cages, still better than nothing in an electrical storm though.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 12:58 AM (UnJ7w)

686 I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.

*hic*

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at January 17, 2016 12:59 AM (sl+zA)

687 677:
pretty sure Al Davis had no idea who he was at the end either. Pretty much a deranged old rich fucker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2016 12:59 AM (ucDmr)

688 I'm outta here, Horde. Have a good night.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 17, 2016 12:59 AM (rJUlF)

689 Creed still exists?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 01:00 AM (GEICT)

690 So, do I keep thing in the microwave, fireproof safe or car?

Posted by: CaliGirl
****

In the microwave, which you put in the fireproof safe, which you put in the car.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 01:00 AM (hVdx9)

691 You're out of luck if you're in an all fibreglass or other polymer bodied car.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 12:56 AM (Xo1Rt)


That's why my underwear is always made of non-ferrous materials.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 17, 2016 01:00 AM (cmE8J)

692 Just back from seeing Creed with No. 1 Son.

Revenant was sold out.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 17, 2016 12:58 AM (1xUj/)


Phew!!! At first I thought you meant the band!

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 17, 2016 01:00 AM (UnJ7w)

693 The EMP effect of a nuclear blast is basically a secondary effect caused by the ionosphere sort of "ringing". There is an initial gamma ray burst. These guys collide with atoms and knock off electrons with some kick. These electrons then create currents in the ionosphere which interact with the earth's magnetic field.

The result is a mostly RF spike of radiation. This is the EMP. If you know the physics, you can optimize that effect and maximize that pulse. It lasts about 200 ns, and can have a peak density of about 6MW/m^2.

How much damage could one do? Well, it won't be as bad as some of the doomsday types suggest, but a good one could do some substantial damage.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 01:00 AM (dvuhZ)

694 You guys are making me want to research faraday cages.
Posted by: CaliGirl


Did you buy a Y2K generator and survival food?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 17, 2016 01:01 AM (FkBIv)

695
682 I remember Dick Butkus rolling guys over the team's benches. Just because he could. Dude would be suspended for a season now for that shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo
****

My dad went to college with Butkus and physically ran into him on accident one icy winter day. My dad was trying not to slip and fall as he made his way to the library, so he didn't see Butkus walking along.
Dad said he thought he'd run into a wall. DB growled, "watch where the f*** you're going". My dad, no candy ass himself, said, "y-y-yes sir"
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 12:57 AM (hVdx9)

There is an NFL film about Butkis and in it you get to see big football players speaking about him with a mix of fear and respect, mostly fear.

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

696 Revenant was sold out.

Posted by: Bandersnatch
****

No bear love for you.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 01:01 AM (hVdx9)

697 tu3031, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 01:01 AM (ntObR)

698 Come on, no one thought my story was funny I yelled back at the biggest jerk in football and made him shut up.
I had no idea who he was.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:36 AM (egOGm)

It was funny, but without pics of your boobehs, well it's time to move on.

Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 01:01 AM (C3E0x)

699 668
I am a girl. I'm 5 7.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 12:52 AM (egOGm)



Yeah, pix and all that....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 01:01 AM (EzgxV)

700 Yeah, I had no idea who Al Davis was either before reading this thread.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 01:01 AM (sdi6R)

701 Butkus played at 6'2" and between 245 and 260.

unfortunately the medical profession did more to fuck up his knees than football did

The Butkus highlight reel is fascinating

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 01:01 AM (HLUeE)

702 Wow. Two Creed the band jokes in as many minutes.

The Horde has its esoteric on tonight.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 17, 2016 01:01 AM (1xUj/)

703 I am really scared of an EMP.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 01:02 AM (egOGm)

704 Blano, oh I know. I doubt anybody had any idea in 1967 if the new playoff format would be a hit, or last very long.

When did the Super Bowl first start being a big deal, in about 1972 or so?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)


Both NBC and CBS were broadcasting the game. It WAS a big deal. I just don't think the mentality at the time was "hey, let's preserve this footage for future generations."


They expected to sell out the Coliseum, and didn't come close to it, because the fans weren't all that into it (this being LA... heh). The leagues though, they were hoping it was going to become a big deal, and I think it's reasonable to say over the next few games it got bigger and bigger.


Lamar Hunt, the Chiefs owner, predicted it would become a cultural phenomenon, and really was the father of this game. He was right, of course.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2016 01:02 AM (Dj0WE)

705 Bandersnatch, with arms wide open no less..

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 01:02 AM (xKFP+)

706 Sean Penn's greatest performance on AMC. Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 01:02 AM (EDYaR)

707 702 Wow. Two Creed the band jokes in as many minutes.

The Horde has its esoteric on tonight.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 17, 2016 01:01 AM (1xUj/)



Hey man, above all the others, we'll fly....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 01:03 AM (GEICT)

708
684 When did the Super Bowl first start being a big deal, in about 1972 or so?

Jan, 1969. The year the Jets beat the Colts. Made the AFL legitimate,
Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:58 AM (EDYaR)

Yeah, then the Steelers cemented it in the Seventies.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 01:04 AM (MQEz6)

709 682: Butkus played for the hated Bears. But damn, he was a tough sonofabitch back in the day. You had to respect the guy. He was the face of the Bears back then.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2016 01:04 AM (ucDmr)

710 I saw butkis in the first class lounge at LAX.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 01:04 AM (egOGm)

711 Can you take me higher than a bear, asks Leo.
*Queue: Love lift us up where we belong*

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 01:04 AM (jT+gh)

712 It seems like every picture of Roman Gabriel I've ever seen, he's got Mike Curtis wrapped around his head. And how many people even know who or what I'm talking about?


Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:43 AM (EDYaR)

*raises hand!!!!*

Roman Gabriel is in the first game I ever remember watching: LA Rams and the Detroit Lions. Rams won of course. Thought the Rams' helmets were really cool. I was about 8 at the time of course.

Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 01:05 AM (C3E0x)

713 25 hardcore Hillbillys at 13 Hours at 10am on a Sat in at a Small town theatre....

15-20 were armed.... ha

Only in My Kingdom.

Evenin/Mornin Horde.....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:05 AM (0zhCI)

714 711 Can you take me higher than a bear, asks Leo.
*Queue: Love lift us up where we belong*

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 01:04 AM (jT+gh)



Let's make our escape...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 17, 2016 01:05 AM (GEICT)

715 There is an NFL film about Butkis and in it you get to see big football players speaking about him with a mix of fear and respect, mostly fear.

Posted by: eman
****
I understand before Butkus knees got destroyed, he was a monster. His tackles were punishing and guys ran away from them.
In college I was told of a game where he knocked the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd string QB of an opposing team out of the game on successive plays.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 01:05 AM (hVdx9)

716 Burt and eman, thanks.

I also remember what a huge deal the Dallas Cowboys (and their cheerleaders) were in the 1970s. Although I wasn't a sports kid at all; I learned of it mostly through all their appearances on "The Love Boat." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 01:07 AM (ntObR)

717 For Tilikum, a trailer from Japan that will make everyone go WTF

https://youtu.be/Ma3jia7kO3E

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 01:07 AM (xKFP+)

718 @706

Bad Boys where he uses the soda cans...

Nice improve....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:07 AM (0zhCI)

719 Butkus is in his 70's with two fake knees and people are still afraid of him. Most intimidating player I ever saw.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 01:07 AM (EDYaR)

720 Smokin' Joe Namath put that theory to rest.

Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 12:51 AM (C3E0x)

Ooops, sorry. Broadway Joe Namath. Guess I need another drink.

Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 01:07 AM (C3E0x)

721 Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:05 AM (0zhCI)
We would love to join you. Most of us around where I live are California hillbillies.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 01:07 AM (egOGm)

722 If I can't wear a topper and cravat it's not my kind of scene.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 16, 2016 11:27 PM (jR7Wy)


The only hat I've ever looked good wearing was one of those tricorn hats I tried on in Colonial Williamsburg. I'd wear 'em but it's just so hard to find clothing to go with it. Besides, I'm not big on wearing hose. And shoes with buckles? Uh, no, just no. But what a great hat.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at January 17, 2016 01:07 AM (Ix+HS)

723 talking about the 1965 blackout?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_1965

Hopefully things have gotten far better since.Posted by: Anna Puma


Didn't know about that.
From current readings the grid is interconnected, antique and shitty.

Last year that organized firearem assault on sets of transformers would have taken CA, OR and WA out if it had not been for some incidental tech working overtime.

Practice, practice, practice




Posted by: Ralph at January 17, 2016 01:08 AM (3wfnv)

724 A small handful of ex-Cowboys cheerleaders gave us what we'd always wanted in the late 70s in Playboy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 17, 2016 01:09 AM (1xUj/)

725 Chavez, I am sick of damn winter, but what's the point of bitching about it? It's Wisconsin.

Time for bed. BTW, Horde, I recently popped for 2 My Pillows and I like them very much, but I think it depends on what sort of sleeper you are. I'm a side sleeper and need a lot of support. A friend thought they were a waste of money, but she sleeps on her stomach and barely needs a pillow at all.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at January 17, 2016 01:09 AM (P8951)

726 Note that a nuclear EMP and a solar flare "EMP" are two very different things. The former is a strong slap of RF energy. The latter is well, think of the earth's magnetic getting "blown around" by a solar outburst causing a large induction effect (dB/dt) on the hundreds of miles of electrical transmission lines.

The effect would look like (depending on the orientation of the system) a large, anomalous DC voltage being injected into the transmission lines. Transformers offer little impedance to that DC voltage, allowing large currents to flow and fry them.

If you knew it was coming, you could just deenergize and ground out the transmission lines. That would be a YUGE undertaking. Imagine taking all the GWs upon GWs of generation offline at once on a moment's notice.

This happened back in the 1850s or so. Telegraph lines were the only big thing, and they started doing some crazy things,equipment catching fire and all that. At the time, they had little understanding of what was happening. But we didn't have an electric power grid back then.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 01:09 AM (dvuhZ)

727 SNL is still crap.

Do people watch it because they want to sound cool while not admitting that they had nothing social to do on a Saturday night?

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at January 17, 2016 01:10 AM (sqs5K)

728 What about the pillows?

Posted by: Ralph at January 17, 2016 01:10 AM (3wfnv)

729 just Bing Butkus highlights

he only played for 8 ot 9 years

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 01:11 AM (HLUeE)

730 For Tilikum, a trailer from Japan that will make everyone go WTF

https://youtu.be/Ma3jia7kO3E


Posted by: Anna Puma
****

Jaysus f'ing Christ....WTF?!!!!

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 01:11 AM (hVdx9)

731 Would an EMP affect underground power lines just as easily as lines on poles?

I'd assume yes, since I'd assume no line is 100% underground.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 01:11 AM (ntObR)

732 Butkus will always be a legend. No quit in that guy. And, I am a packer fan. Him and Ditka personified football in those days. We will never see the likes of them again.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2016 01:11 AM (ucDmr)

733 @ 703...
Grrrrlll, u got to KAC up....

An Aplus go bag along w/ a KAC mitigates the fear....

Matter of time, cause its a poor mans force equalizer.

An insanse folk are persistent if nothin else.....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:11 AM (0zhCI)

734 Jan, 1969. The year the Jets beat the Colts. Made the AFL legitimate,


Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:58 AM (EDYaR)

Yes this.

The Colts were supposed to destroy the Jets. Broadway Joe, Jets quarterback, predicted he'd beat said Colts. Everybody laughed...'til the game was over.

Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 01:12 AM (C3E0x)

735 Butkus and Gale Sayers were drafted by the Bears the same year. Not a bad draft.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 01:12 AM (EDYaR)

736 I am going to drive above my grapes tomorrow and watch the space x launch from vandenberg tomorrow. If it's cloudy I may drive to the top of the mountain.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 01:13 AM (egOGm)

737 My hope if that if the Norks did manage to send an EMP our way, we could just send a quick note to China: "We'll work this out with you later, but we need to slap the Norks around for awhile right now."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 01:13 AM (ntObR)

738 Ya know I don't think I have ever had Grand Marnier, what is it like?

Posted by: chemjeff - go chiefs at January 16, 2016 11:36 PM (uZNvH)


Orange flavored cognac. Strong stuff made for sipping. Great for colds. Also works well in my Grand Marnier Chocolate Cheesecake.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at January 17, 2016 01:13 AM (Ix+HS)

739
717 For Tilikum, a trailer from Japan that will make everyone go WTF

https://youtu.be/Ma3jia7kO3E
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 01:07 AM (xKFP+)

Awesomely Japanese.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 01:14 AM (MQEz6)

740 For Tilikum, a trailer from Japan that will make everyone go WTF

https://youtu.be/Ma3jia7kO3E


Posted by: Anna Puma
****

Bad Butt is even worse. WTF to the 10th power!

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 01:14 AM (hVdx9)

741 693
The EMP effect of a nuclear blast is basically a secondary effect caused
by the ionosphere sort of "ringing". There is an initial gamma ray
burst. These guys collide with atoms and knock off electrons with some
kick. These electrons then create currents in the ionosphere which
interact with the earth's magnetic field.

The result is a mostly
RF spike of radiation. This is the EMP. If you know the physics, you
can optimize that effect and maximize that pulse. It lasts about 200 ns,
and can have a peak density of about 6MW/m^2.

How much damage
could one do? Well, it won't be as bad as some of the doomsday types
suggest, but a good one could do some substantial damage.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 01:00 AM (dvuhZ)


The thing is that alarmists keep saying you'll tickle Mother Gaia into smiting the unholy technology.....when converting the entire output of the nuke into EM and then downconverting that entire amount into bad spectra doesn't overcome (a) directional radiation that goes into the ground or the sky; (b) the radiation losses in light and heat; and, most especially, (c) 150 megatons of nuclear detonation can't add up to more than 150 megatons of destruction.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

742 709 682: Butkus played for the hated Bears. But damn, he was a tough sonofabitch back in the day. You had to respect the guy. He was the face of the Bears back then.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2016 01:04 AM (ucDmr)


NOOOOOO!!!!!!

Posted by: Leonardo DiCaprio at January 17, 2016 01:14 AM (sdi6R)

743 So Tilikum, was Japan nuked not enough or too much?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 01:15 AM (xKFP+)

744 Hey, Creed made a nice soundtrack for the Titan A.E. trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9l4ubZsl-Q

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 17, 2016 01:15 AM (jV8Mq)

745 @721

Got some Humbodlt Billies in the fam.

MUCH LOVE for the Left coast.... Gods Country, no doubt. But the powers that be have wrecked a great state....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:16 AM (0zhCI)

746 736 I am going to drive above my grapes tomorrow and watch the space x launch from vandenberg tomorrow. If it's cloudy I may drive to the top of the mountain.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 01:13 AM (egOGm)


I am jealous. Happy viewing!

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 01:16 AM (sdi6R)

747 I heard that I'm still alive.

Posted by: Stallone at January 17, 2016 01:16 AM (VdICR)

748 I'll be watching the webcast over here on the East Coast.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 01:17 AM (sdi6R)

749
734 Jan, 1969. The year the Jets beat the Colts. Made the AFL legitimate,


Posted by: tu3031 at January 17, 2016 12:58 AM (EDYaR)

Yes this.

The Colts were supposed to destroy the Jets. Broadway Joe, Jets quarterback, predicted he'd beat said Colts. Everybody laughed...'til the game was over.
Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 01:12 AM (C3E0x)

Yup. Joe garuanteed it. It was actually some dude named Sauer that won it for the Jets.

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

750 So Tilikum, was Japan nuked not enough or too much?


Posted by: Anna Puma
****

I will vote not enough.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 17, 2016 01:17 AM (hVdx9)

751 Wait, I'm confused.

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at January 17, 2016 01:17 AM (sl+zA)

752 709 682: Butkus played for the hated Bears. But damn, he was a tough sonofabitch back in the day. You had to respect the guy. He was the face of the Bears back then.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2016 01:04 AM (ucDmr)

NOOOOOO!!!!!!

Posted by: Leonardo DiCaprio
****

That isn't what you said after a few minutes.

Posted by: Rapey Bear at January 17, 2016 01:18 AM (hVdx9)

753 Ya know I don't think I have ever had Grand Marnier, what is it like?

Grand Marnier, butter, and orange peel make a great turkey rub.

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at January 17, 2016 01:19 AM (AoK0a)

754 Rickl,
There is a 30 second window at I think 10:42 am. I'm maybe 20 miles as the crow flies east of vandenberg.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 01:19 AM (egOGm)

755 adios amigos

Posted by: jake at January 17, 2016 01:20 AM (HLUeE)

756
Killer sushi looked cool but, it needed deadly vagina bubbles.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 01:20 AM (MQEz6)

757 Grand Marnier, butter, and orange peel make a great turkey rub.

It's not just great on the turkey...

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at January 17, 2016 01:20 AM (ntObR)

758 Magnificent Cali... Redwoods, nuff said. Deny GOD, after soakin those in. I double muthafuckin dare ya.....

Powers that BE,
Fuckin the CITIZENS...

ENRICH Thyselves.

State of nature roun' there....

An here abouts' too.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:21 AM (0zhCI)

759 *thud*

Think I'll go and write some more.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 17, 2016 01:21 AM (xKFP+)

760 I dare not ask just what a large turkey starts rubbing after a gizzard full of booze

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 01:21 AM (jT+gh)

761 off to bed grey box people. later. have a great evening.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 17, 2016 01:22 AM (ucDmr)

762 754 Rickl,
There is a 30 second window at I think 10:42 am. I'm maybe 20 miles as the crow flies east of vandenberg.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 01:19 AM (egOGm)


That is very cool.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 01:22 AM (sdi6R)

763 Pasta manana.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 01:22 AM (MQEz6)

764 Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:21 AM (0zhCI)
I hear you, I imagine heaven to look like where I live. There a lot of us good people here that are terribly upset at what has happened to our state.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 17, 2016 01:22 AM (egOGm)

765 Besides that basic DC effect, another thing that I forget is transformer saturation. A good, efficient transformer operates right at the knee of the saturation curve. That is, the peaks of the sine wave put the thing nearly at the saturation point. (a power transformer where they skimp a little bit and let it actually tickle saturation will give you a more triangular looking exciting current waveform, rather than sinusoidal that's the current increasing more near the peaks of the cycle)

When you get a DC bias riding on it, it can drive the thing well into the saturation point, the inductance goes to nothing, and the transformer is now a low impedance to the AC itself. If it's one sided, going well into saturation on one side of the cycle, but not the other, things get crazy non-linear.

Imagine massive GW generators (drive a Mack truck through the stators) going wild with crazy non-linear currents and torque loads.

Models show anything from a complete disaster, with nearly all the US being without power for months while repairs are made, to well, just some crazy shit your pants moments for the operators watching the system do crazy shit, but not much big damage done.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 01:26 AM (dvuhZ)

766
Second, the federal government increased the amount of publicly-traded debt by $8.5 trillion (an increase of 170 percent), and ran $1.5 trillion deficits to try to boost consumption through transfer payments.




You're welcome.

Posted by: The Fiscally Conservative Republican Party - With Absolute "Power of the Purse" over Obama Since Jan 2011

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 17, 2016 01:27 AM (kdS6q)

767 No Al Davis love here?
If SMFH, is lurking, she's probably writing down names. I'd be worried...

Posted by: Rerun at January 17, 2016 01:28 AM (uY5Mk)

768 Take your damn Rerun sock off, Chi!

Posted by: Big Shirl at January 17, 2016 01:29 AM (uY5Mk)

769 I'm trying to watch "Brideshead Revisited". I've never seen it because I thought there had to be a "Brideshead" in order for it to be Revisited and I hate watching sequels out of order. Turns out I was wrong about that.

Anyway, why is this considered to be such a great series? It's really dreary and depressing. Watching some snotty upper class twit drinking and turning into a queer alcoholic. I can't believe people found this tripe worth watching.

So just want some reassurance that I'm not the only who hates this pos show. I hate Downton Abbey too. If I don't like either of those what are the chances that I'll enjoy "Upstairs Downstairs"?

Posted by: CozMark at January 17, 2016 01:29 AM (CbGSW)

770 This thread started strong but then Jebbed out.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 17, 2016 01:31 AM (VdICR)

771 769
I'm trying to watch "Brideshead Revisited". I've never seen it because I
thought there had to be a "Brideshead" in order for it to be Revisited
and I hate watching sequels out of order. Turns out I was wrong about
that.

Anyway, why is this considered to be such a great series?
It's really dreary and depressing. Watching some snotty upper class twit
drinking and turning into a queer alcoholic. I can't believe people
found this tripe worth watching.

So just want some reassurance
that I'm not the only who hates this pos show. I hate Downton Abbey too.
If I don't like either of those what are the chances that I'll enjoy
"Upstairs Downstairs"?


Posted by: CozMark at January 17, 2016 01:29 AM (CbGSW)


I bet it's part of a cunning plan....

Posted by: Baldrick at January 17, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

772 770
This thread started strong but then Jebbed out.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 17, 2016 01:31 AM (VdICR)

_________________________________________
Maybe everyone has passed out or possibly pouring another one?

Posted by: CozMark at January 17, 2016 01:33 AM (CbGSW)

773 Maybe everyone has passed out or possibly pouring another one?


I'm still here if you want to hear the benefits of owning silver from Roslind Capital.

Posted by: William Devane at January 17, 2016 01:34 AM (1xUj/)

774 @770...
Just go drink youself, pal.

Ha

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:35 AM (0zhCI)

775 I'm still here if you want to hear the benefits of owning silver from Roslind Capital.

Posted by: William Devane at January 17, 2016 01:34 AM (1xUj/)

Or real estate.

Posted by: Carlton Sheets at January 17, 2016 01:36 AM (C3E0x)

776 Calling it a night folks. Happy Sunday and thanks for the great chat. Always learn new stuff here.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 01:36 AM (ntObR)

777 Managed to make it to the Machinist's Guild meeting this morning and had lunch with Arbalest. Very informative in a lot of odd ways.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

778 Me love you long time.

Posted by: Rapey Bear at January 17, 2016 01:37 AM (hVdx9)

779
I'm still here if you want to hear the benefits of owning silver from Roslind Capital.
Posted by: William Devane




Wanna pop my zit for me?

Posted by: Alyssa Milano for the Proactive line of acne medication

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 17, 2016 01:37 AM (kdS6q)

780 The only way I'll buy real estate is if there's no risk to me and I can use other people's money.

Posted by: CozMark at January 17, 2016 01:38 AM (CbGSW)

781 I'm still here and drinking Yuengling. I don't know how much longer I will last, though.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 01:38 AM (sdi6R)

782 "You Rang, M'Lord?" a comedic take on "Upstairs Downstairs" wasn't bad, if you like britcoms

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 01:40 AM (jT+gh)

783 781
I'm still here and drinking Yuengling. I don't know how much longer I will last, though.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 01:38 AM (sdi6R)


....before you go running for the head? Yuengling, eh?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 01:41 AM (EzgxV)

784 Finishing my last drink. 'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at January 17, 2016 01:41 AM (C3E0x)

785 525 I also have a question for football fans here:

I saw a promo for NFL Network's special presenting a recap of Super Bowl I in 1967. Have the networks finally found the actual videotapes (which I know have been presumed lost for a long time), or have they finally managed to reassemble a play-by-play of the game from other sources?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)


Watched the first quarter of it this morning, and the NFL Network guys said that all the footage came from the NFL Films vault, and that it has taken many years for them to put the film of the game together.

You could really tell the difference in the quality between the videotape showing the players running out to be announced and the actual film that NFL Films shoots on. (IIRC, NFL Films still uses film instead of video/digital today)

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at January 17, 2016 01:42 AM (Z7G74)

786 Seriously, I was expecting "Jeeves and Wooster" type of show or "Blandings" from the way people have always raved about how great "Brideshead Revisited" is.
This is really depressing.

Posted by: CozMark at January 17, 2016 01:44 AM (CbGSW)

787 704 Blano, oh I know. I doubt anybody had any idea in 1967 if the new playoff format would be a hit, or last very long.

When did the Super Bowl first start being a big deal, in about 1972 or so?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 17, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)


Both NBC and CBS were broadcasting the game. It WAS a big deal. I just don't think the mentality at the time was "hey, let's preserve this footage for future generations."


They expected to sell out the Coliseum, and didn't come close to it, because the fans weren't all that into it (this being LA... heh). The leagues though, they were hoping it was going to become a big deal, and I think it's reasonable to say over the next few games it got bigger and bigger.


Lamar Hunt, the Chiefs owner, predicted it would become a cultural phenomenon, and really was the father of this game. He was right, of course.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2016 01:02 AM (Dj0WE)


Only reason both showed the game was because CBS had the NFL rights and NBC had the AFL rights and the two leagues were still seperate entities at the time. After the Super Bowl is when they merged and that spring had their "common draft".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at January 17, 2016 01:45 AM (Z7G74)

788
I saw a promo for NFL Network's special presenting a recap of Super Bowl I in 1967. Have the networks finally found the actual videotapes?
Posted by: qdpsteve




Superbowl? Do you mean the Grey Cup?

Posted by: Ted Cruz - Not Canadian

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 17, 2016 01:45 AM (kdS6q)

789 Cth....

Successful morning then, bro.... :-)

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:46 AM (0zhCI)

790 I'm still here and drinking Yuengling. I don't know how much longer I will last, though.

Posted by: rickl
****

Yes, yes, pass out. I'll watch over you.

Posted by: Rapey Bear at January 17, 2016 01:47 AM (hVdx9)

791 This is really depressing.

Oh give it a go!

Honoraria Glossop is fantastic in the last half!

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Literary Critic ... at January 17, 2016 01:47 AM (AoK0a)

792 The Packers can beat 11 guys, but not 11 guys AND the officials. Somewhere, there is a back judge with a suitcase full of cash and a smile. May he rot in hell.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 17, 2016 01:49 AM (+YMhA)

793 Bears want picnic baskets. You'll have no Boo-Boo if you only ignore the post-hibernation morning wood

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 01:49 AM (jT+gh)

794 Evenin horde.

How goes it?

Who's in Time Out?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2016 01:49 AM (hlMPp)

795 Very informative in a lot of odd ways.

Sounds like fun.

I've bought a used copy of Teach yourself Arduino...

Am hoping to learn someit...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at January 17, 2016 01:50 AM (AoK0a)

796
Wanna pop my zit for me?

Posted by: Alyssa Milano for the Proactive line of acne medication


Aren't you a little, um, old to be hawking zit medicine?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at January 17, 2016 01:51 AM (Z7G74)

797 Who's in Time Out?


Chronos ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at January 17, 2016 01:51 AM (AoK0a)

798 When One of the Voices in Your Head is a Psychotic Pansexual Three Year Old...

What could be crazier than a grown man pretending to be a six year old girl? A special little snowflake with multiple personality disorder, one of whom is a psychotic pansexual three year old!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10828

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 17, 2016 01:51 AM (vBeA5)

799 Hmmm, does the 800's put em off... or is it really 1:53am....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at January 17, 2016 01:52 AM (0zhCI)

800 The Political Hat at January 17, 2016 01:51 AM (vBeA5)


Sounds like a superhero origin story is trapped in there, somewhere ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at January 17, 2016 01:53 AM (AoK0a)

801 So, anything interesting happen in the comments so far?

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 17, 2016 01:53 AM (vBeA5)

802 797 Who's in Time Out?


Chronos ...
Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at January 17, 2016 01:51 AM (AoK0a)

Eat me

Posted by: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hades at January 17, 2016 01:54 AM (hlMPp)

803 Chronos would make a lousy ballplayer

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 01:54 AM (jT+gh)

804
The Packers can beat 11 guys, but not 11 guys AND the officials.
Posted by: tcn in AK




11? Everyone knows it's 12 men on a side.

What the hell kind of football are you people watching?

Posted by: Ted Cruz - Not Canadian

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 17, 2016 01:55 AM (kdS6q)

805 Eat me

So sorry ... out of Chianti ...

Posted by: That's DOCTOR Hannibal Lector, to you ... at January 17, 2016 01:56 AM (AoK0a)

806 Tried out Mission BBQ tonight.

Damn good.

But even if the food was crappy I'd go back.

Unapologetic pro America place.

Little pricey for what you get but they do a lot with charities so I'm not bitching about it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2016 01:57 AM (hlMPp)

807 That's right. I am infinitely more beautiful than any fugly dog. So I get the calzones with meat sauce!

Losers love "narratives" where losers win, which is why things like "movies" exist, but that's not how reality works. But whatever, enjoy your dogfood, buy your powerball, look upon my catface ye doggies, and despair. You ain't gettin this sh*t.

Posted by: Calzone Cat at January 17, 2016 01:58 AM (GKF1b)

808 Okay, screw it. I'm watching "Jeeves and Wooster" again.

Posted by: CozMark at January 17, 2016 01:58 AM (CbGSW)

809 When One of the Voices in Your Head is a Psychotic Pansexual Three Year Old...

What could be crazier than a grown man pretending to be a six year old girl? A special little snowflake with multiple personality disorder, one of whom is a psychotic pansexual three year old!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10828

Posted by: The Political Hat
****

Raping people helps me.
Anyone have Leo's phone number? I'm feeling...anxious IYKWIM.

Posted by: Rapey Bear at January 17, 2016 01:58 AM (hVdx9)

810 781 I'm still here and drinking Yuengling. I don't know how much longer I will last, though.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 01:38 AM (sdi6R)


Yuengling gives me awful hangovers--not of the sickening, headache types but, rather, the total energy drain type. Maybe it's a lager thing.

On an unrelated note, I'm still waiting for an emu-sized box delivery. If only I had a tracking number.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 17, 2016 01:59 AM (jV8Mq)

811 Ted Cruz keeps trying to move the goal posts.








To the front of the endzone.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 17, 2016 02:00 AM (836Ph)

812 *life won't be complete until I know the backstory of Calzone Cat.

Is it up thread?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2016 02:01 AM (hlMPp)

813 Eat me

Posted by: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hades
****

I have something else in mind for you...

Posted by: Rapey Bear at January 17, 2016 02:02 AM (hVdx9)

814 CozMark at January 17, 2016 01:58 AM (CbGSW)

Good Choice!

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Literary Critic ... at January 17, 2016 02:05 AM (AoK0a)

815 I drink Ringling. It's the official lager of horrifying clown monsters.

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at January 17, 2016 02:05 AM (sl+zA)

816 Good Choice!

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Literary Critic ... at January 17, 2016 02:05 AM (AoK0a)

__________________________________________
Feeling better already. Brideshead was giving me a brain cloud.

Posted by: CozMark at January 17, 2016 02:06 AM (CbGSW)

817 Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Good Night, all
Health & Happiness to all of you ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Literary Critic ... at January 17, 2016 02:07 AM (AoK0a)

818 >>>Millennials, however, have not deserted liberalism for the open arms of conservatism. In some ways, support for the Democratic Party and President Obama has grown.


Duh. People are dumb, like chickens. You starve it and pluck it, and it will still huddle by you for warmth even though you are the cause of its misery.

That is why we will win. Conservatives must hope against hope that they can appeal to people's better nature and common sense. We only need to ride people's vile nature, as it is, to victory.

Posted by: Josef Stalin at January 17, 2016 02:08 AM (GKF1b)

819 Raping people helps me.
Anyone have Leo's phone number? I'm feeling...anxious IYKWIM.
Posted by: Rapey Bear at January 17, 2016 01:58 AM (hVdx9)


Oh bother, I hope this means I get the night off.

Posted by: Winnie The Pooh at January 17, 2016 02:12 AM (Z7G74)

820 Oh bother, I hope this means I get the night off.
Posted by: Winnie The Pooh at January 17, 2016


Me too brother.

Posted by: The Chicken at January 17, 2016 02:13 AM (Z7G74)

821 Since first hearing it via Kate at smalldeadanimals a few days ago, I've been listening to Disturbed's version of The Sound of Silence more than a few times:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

I kind of dig their interpretation, but the video is ... odd. I have no idea what the boat at the end is supposed to signify, and all it does is remind me of that Viking-kitten video of Immigrant Song.

Posted by: late night, or is it early morning, ONT musings at January 17, 2016 02:15 AM (dbDB8)

822
Saturday Night Live kicked off with a skit mocking Wednesday night's Republican debate, including Ted Cruz's 'New York values' comment and Donald Trump's taunts toward other candidates.

The camera pans to Trump, performed by Darrell Hammond, who takes a call from his cellphone. 'You're saying Jeb Bush is a little girl and can't be president because his hand's bigger than his face?' he says into the phone, before Bush is seen putting his hand up to his face. Trump then pushes Bush's hand so it hits his face.




Legitimate lol at that.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 17, 2016 02:15 AM (kdS6q)

823 Holy fuck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG8Hi-fpyLI

The top commenter has it right: "Do not watch before going to bed."

Alas, I am in fact going to bed now. Pleasant dreams, everyone.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 02:17 AM (sdi6R)

824 Top cat is a lynx point. Anybody know the breed? I can't tell. Here's hoping someday that humans will be exterminated and cats will be the apex race. They are the only animal species that is uniformly beautiful, except perhaps for birds, but they are bird brains. So cats should take over.

Posted by: CFA at January 17, 2016 02:19 AM (GKF1b)

825 They are the only animal species that is uniformly beautiful

Sphynx cats are the Lena Dunham of the animal kingdom.

Posted by: fact at January 17, 2016 02:22 AM (dbDB8)

826 Darrell Hammond still shows up on SNL? That's just sad, like an institution man who cannot exist on the outside.

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 02:23 AM (jT+gh)

827 Y'all seen the Bill/Hillary blackface pic?

Cmon, it ain't them. Don't spread it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2016 02:23 AM (hlMPp)

828 Unless it is, then share it with the wold.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2016 02:24 AM (hlMPp)

829 Wold.

World.

All the same.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2016 02:25 AM (hlMPp)

830 UK Telegraph: Cooling Britannia: why are we losing our national pride?

Because masochism and contempt is no basis to define a nation?

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 02:25 AM (jT+gh)

831
Darrell Hammond still shows up on SNL? That's just sad, like an institution man who cannot exist on the outside.
Posted by: derit



He's been the announcer since Don Pardo died. They also use him in some skits for his impressions, and since Trump happened he's getting screen time.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 17, 2016 02:31 AM (kdS6q)

832 Oh bother, I hope this means I get the night off.
Posted by: Winnie The Pooh at January 17, 2016 02:12 AM (Z7G74)


Dude, STFU. You wish you could rape DiCaprio, but you got no schlong, which we all know, since you wear no pants. And don't try to claim any "mangina" bullshit, Ken-doll boy.

As Les Grossman might say, a nutless monkey would have a better chance of raping Leonardo DiCaprio than you.

Posted by: Christopher Robin at January 17, 2016 02:32 AM (GKF1b)

833 SNL isn't the jumpstart it used to be. Rather I think it's a curse now.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2016 02:35 AM (hlMPp)

834 25 years ago tonight, I was thankful I was stationed in the UK.

Posted by: Puddleglum, doomed Steelers fan at January 17, 2016 02:40 AM (8whtZ)

835 663: Smokin' Joe Namath put that theory to rest.


And Hank Stram reaffirmed it a year later.

Posted by: Puddleglum, doomed Steelers fan at January 17, 2016 02:42 AM (8whtZ)

836 25 years ago tonight, I was thankful I was stationed in the UK.

Wow, 25th anniversary for Gulf War vets.

So that's a little like 1939 for WWI vets ...

Posted by: rhyming history at January 17, 2016 02:50 AM (dbDB8)

837 Well, I'm pissed off and will now be doing a fisking:

"Metal's Problem With Women Is Not Going Away Anytime Soon"

http://bit.ly/1OpGR3j

#MetalGate

Posted by: The Metal Hat at January 17, 2016 02:55 AM (vBeA5)

838 Is there widespread Millennial interest on Metal?

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 02:59 AM (jT+gh)

839 Is there widespread Millennial interest on Metal?

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 02:59 AM (jT+gh)


You get people of all ages at Metal concerets. Heck, a lot of parents bring their little kids.

Probably the most family friendly concerts around.

Posted by: The Metal Hat at January 17, 2016 03:00 AM (vBeA5)

840
833 SNL isn't the jumpstart it used to be. Rather I think it's a curse now.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 17, 2016 02:35 AM (hlMPp)



Yeah I think the one actor would have a better career if he was known as one of the Germans from Beerfest rather than MacGruber.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 17, 2016 03:08 AM (836Ph)

841 You can't help my isolation! You can't help the hate that it brings!

You can't help my absence of faith! You can't help my everything!

I wanna f*ck Huma like an animal. I want to feel her from the inside.

I WANNA F*CK HUMA LIKE AN ANIMAL!

My whole existence is flawed SHE GETS ME CLOSER TO GOD

Posted by: Rotating Hillary at January 17, 2016 03:14 AM (GKF1b)

842 I WANNA F*CK HUMA LIKE AN ANIMAL!

My whole existence is flawed SHE GETS ME CLOSER TO GOD

Posted by: Rotating Hillary at January 17, 2016 03:14 AM (GKF1b)

ಠ_ಠ

Ummm... NO.

Posted by: God at January 17, 2016 03:17 AM (vBeA5)

843 Trump should run that as a parody. I hope he comes. here for parody inspirations.

Posted by: Rotating Hillary at January 17, 2016 03:18 AM (GKF1b)

844 843: It would be worth it just to watch Trent Reznor get dick hurt about it.

Posted by: Puddleglum, doomed Steelers fan at January 17, 2016 03:21 AM (8whtZ)

845 This really isn't surprising. A recession worse than 2008 is coming.


If you want real news on the economy (or anything else) the worst place you can go is network news from the alphabets.


No, the housing bubble did not "cause" the 2009 depression, which contrary to the alphabets, we have never recovered from. The root cause of the collapse was federal regulations brought in by a Democrat congress, namely CRA. These regulations forced bankers to make loans to people who had no ability to pay them back.


But the impact was not immediately apparent because of the housing bubble. It hid the bad shit caused by CRA because it allowed the banks to repo the houses and resell them to someone else. In addition, our old friend Jamie Gorelick was involved in hiding these bad loans at FnF by mixing them with good loans.


When the overheated housing market finally cooled they were no longer able to turn these houses around. Loans far in excess of what the houses were worth had been made and defaulted on. The banks who had foolishly got into this market at the orders of the government started dropping like flies.


But you will never hear this in the news or from the government. The government investigation stacked the committee in congress with the very people who caused the problem. It was a whitewash from day one. And since this problem was largely caused by Democrats with Piss Dodd and Bwarney Fwank leading the way, you will never hear it from the alphabets.



Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 17, 2016 03:45 AM (t2KH5)

846 Streaming CNN in my nik waiting for US hostages in Germany

Posted by: Baldy at January 17, 2016 04:06 AM (1SCTq)

847 *sigh* now I'm all worried 'bout stuff....I need to get my ass to bed.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 04:43 AM (EzgxV)

848 Regarding those taxi drivers...I've picked up some extra work with Lyft and Uber. 99 percent of my passengers are white millennials...the talkative ones, every time, express relief that I am ) an American who speaks English (well, Philadelphian, but I get by) and b) a city native who knows where the hell I'm going. Most of them say that they will never take a regular taxi again, unless the leftist local government manages to kill the service in the city.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 17, 2016 04:48 AM (Y0FCw)

849 32 years ago yesterday, I attended my first concert...Waysted, Motley Crue and Ozzy, at the Spectrum....

Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 17, 2016 04:51 AM (Y0FCw)

850 Mornin'. Got to get all woken up and off to the gym. Which will be inundated with New Years Resolutionists. Ugh.

David Bowie does the reggae (and a nice job of it too):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLrzegif-V0

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 17, 2016 05:21 AM (HMt16)

851 But you will never hear this in the news or from the government. The government investigation stacked the committee in congress with the very people who caused the problem. It was a whitewash from day one. And since this problem was largely caused by Democrats with Piss Dodd and Bwarney Fwank leading the way, you will never hear it from the alphabets.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 17, 2016 03:45 AM (t2KH5)

******

Might as well let the morning stuff rip, Tater chip. A suggestion only.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 17, 2016 05:26 AM (YLidQ)

852 Most of them say that they will never take a regular taxi again, unless the leftist local government manages to kill the service in the city.
Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 17, 2016 04:48 AM (Y0FCw)

******

I own a Cab company in Suburban ATL. There was a time that Uber and Lyft were hurting business. They are now helping.

Our rates are always the same. The ridiculous "ride share" cabs with no required insurance, license designation and variable rate schedules will be the death of them.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 17, 2016 05:33 AM (YLidQ)

853 Might as well let the morning stuff rip, Tater chip. A suggestion only.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 17, 2016 05:26 AM (YLidQ)

Krak usually puts up the EMT around 6 am on the weekends.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 17, 2016 05:33 AM (t2KH5)

854
Biff Boffo. My, don't those talkative Millennials possess the most open and tolerant minds that ever walked this Earth? With their next breath I am sure they'd bash anyone seeking to impede the import of Middle Eastern "refugees" as out and out bigots worthy of stoning.

If cognitive dissonance powered an economy, we'd be its Saudi Arabia ten times over.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 17, 2016 05:33 AM (dyaak)

855 Adult men who insist on "identifying" as 6-year old girls trigger my macro-aggressions...to throatpunch.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 17, 2016 05:35 AM (HMt16)

856 848
Regarding those taxi drivers...I've picked up some extra work with Lyft
and Uber. 99 percent of my passengers are white millennials...the
talkative ones, every time, express relief that I am ) an American who
speaks English (well, Philadelphian, but I get by) and b) a city native
who knows where the hell I'm going. Most of them say that they will
never take a regular taxi again, unless the leftist local government
manages to kill the service in the city.



Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 17, 2016 04:48 AM (Y0FCw)


One of the startling disconnects from reality in Keynesian economics is "Y = C + I + G + (X - M)" -- and where it goes furthest astray is where it asserts that G (government expenditures) always contributes to Y ("GDP" -- a proxy for economic well-being). The fact is that a significant portion of government spending DETRACTS from the economic well-being of the populace -- and part of this is the cronyist maintenance of unnatural monopolies.


There is no systemic reason for "cars for hire" to be a monopoly in the modern world. Lyft and Uber have figured that out -- and they are on the verge of embracing the corollary: every dollar spent on government regulation of taxicabs that restricts competition is a NEGATIVE to economic prosperity.


It should be "Y = C + I - G + (X - M)".

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 05:35 AM (EzgxV)

857 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 17, 2016 03:45 AM (t2KH5)



I agree, but it's also worth noting that the housing bubble was at least partly fueled by the CRA, which created a massive spike in demand for housing (by forcing banks to write bad loans) against a relatively inflexible supply (construction has significant lead times).

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 05:37 AM (HalrA)

858 manspreading meter pegging out.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at January 17, 2016 05:40 AM (OvUux)

859 855
Adult men who insist on "identifying" as 6-year old girls trigger my macro-aggressions...to throatpunch.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 17, 2016 05:35 AM (HMt16)


As I keep saying, if you can identify as anything you want to be and objective reality doesn't get a say in it, I identify as the Emperor of the Universe. Now that the most unique special snowflake identity has been called, either the game will lose its fun and we'll go back to normal, or I rule crazy town. Either way, win/win.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 05:43 AM (HalrA)

860 The melt-off ends today and we're supposed to get a lot of snow here in WNY, starting tonight and lasting through the early part of the week. Suppose I should run the Jeep through the carwash this morning. 14 bucks for a car wash. What a racket.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 17, 2016 05:46 AM (HMt16)

861 857 I agree, but it's also worth noting that the housing
bubble was at least partly fueled by the CRA, which created a massive
spike in demand for housing (by forcing banks to write bad loans)
against a relatively inflexible supply (construction has significant
lead times).


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 05:37 AM (HalrA)

It is also worthwhile to note that the "housing bubble" was not uniform across the US. It occurred mostly in CA, FL, and NY. Therefore the collapse was felt largely in those three locations and bank failures occurred largely in those locations.


For example here in SC we had some rise in new home prices but it was far from "bubble" territory. So when the "collapse" came it was more like a dip than a collapse here. I gathered from that unlike the three worst States the banks did not flood their portfolios with CRA crap.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 17, 2016 05:48 AM (t2KH5)

862 Cold but not rainy in ETEX. Gunshow today! Time to surprise Mrs. E with a nice birthday gift, maybe something with ampersand in its name? . Off to work with no breakfast. Yet.

Posted by: Eromero at January 17, 2016 05:48 AM (b+df9)

863 maybe something with ampersand in its name?


Harry Callahan: Well, we're not just gonna let you walk out of here.

Crook: Who'se we sucka?

Harry Callahan: [slowly drawing his .44 Magnum] Smith and Wesson... and me.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 17, 2016 05:52 AM (HMt16)

864 852
Most of them say that they will never take a regular taxi again, unless
the leftist local government manages to kill the service in the city.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 17, 2016 04:48 AM (Y0FCw)



******



I own a Cab company in Suburban ATL. There was a time that Uber and Lyft were hurting business. They are now helping.



Our rates are always the same. The ridiculous "ride share" cabs with
no required insurance, license designation and variable rate schedules
will be the death of them.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 17, 2016 05:33 AM (YLidQ)


I believe you are wrong, and urge you (as a fellow Moron) to get in front of this. Your rates being always the same is SUPPRESSING PRICE SIGNALS -- socialist, not free market; required insurance = CONTROLLED PRICE SIGNALS -- socialist, not free market; license designation is GOVERNMENT FIAT, not free market. Your entire critique is based on coercion and suppression of price signals.

I hope you change your ways to provide value to your customers and prosper thereby. But I also hope you compete on price in a market not regulated in favor of the connected.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 05:52 AM (EzgxV)

865 About half that number, WWW, and a 16 inch barrel, with a first name or AR. But not Arthur.

Posted by: Eromero at January 17, 2016 05:54 AM (b+df9)

866 A worse recession is coming ... well, the problem is, if a Republican is elected, that's when the recession will hit, and the Republicans will be blamed for it. Over and over and over again.

Posted by: debiesam at January 17, 2016 02:00 PM (bz0gL)

867 Dunno if anyone is still paying attention, but here goes....

I don't know what your rates are down there, but here, the taxi rates are astronomical, and there are virtually no American (of any race/creed/color) drivers. They also have a tendency to threaten and berate anyone who tried to pay with a credit card, take the scenic routes to drive up the fare, etc etc. I have insurance, and the only license that's relevant...my driver's license and a clean driving record. The local taxi companies have been forced to clean up their act and actually compete...which is a good thing, right?

Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 18, 2016 01:27 AM (Y0FCw)

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