Overnight Open Thread (1-17-2016)

Quote of the Day I

If you are a Democrat, the safest place in the world to be is under the authority of other Democrats. Lois Lerner, the criminal who used the Internal Revenue Service as a political weapon on behalf of the Democratic party, was never going to be charged, or even disciplined, by her overseers in the IRS or at the Department of Justice. After pulling one of the worst Gestapo stunts in modern American history, she's receiving a nice, comfortable pension, and those who enabled her crimes were given fat bonuses. There was no way that Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch was going to charge Lerner - what do you imagine the odds are that they'll discover their integrity in the matter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee?

-- Kevin D. Williamson in Mrs. Clinton Is Professor Click

Quote of the Day II

Lefties are a minority that relies on punishing speakers to ensure that the majority doesn't realize just how big a majority it is. That's why they hate free speech, and especially anonymous free speech. It's why many campus groups demand that universities block Yik Yak.

Remember: They're not well-meaning people who are just a bit overzealous. They're horrible, nasty, awful people who want everyone who disagrees with them to be silenced and afraid. Keep this in mind, and respond with the appropriate level of respect and politesse.

-- Glenn Reynolds on why online anonymity frightens progressives

On the Iranian Capture of the Navy Boats and Remembering the USS Pueblo

Aaron MacLean of the WFB is unhappy with everyone involved in the Iranian capture incident last week.

Let's dispatch with the silliest argument I encountered this week about the treatment of American sailors by Iran's Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, known widely as the IRGC: that, had the situation been reversed, we would have done basically the same thing to them. This is simply false. We are not at war with Iran. A naval vessel retains its sovereign immunity even if it is suffering from engine trouble or has inadvertently crossed into another nation's territorial waters, both of which appear to have happened this week.

...There are so many unanswered questions about this incident, not least regarding the uncomfortable fact of one American sailor's on-camera apology to his captors. When I was being trained as a Marine officer in Quantico in 2008, a similar incident had just occurred wherein Iran had taken 15 British naval personnel prisoner for almost two weeks. We studied the affair and I remember having the Armed Forces Code of Conduct, which we had to memorize, stressed by my instructors-who took a dim view of the performance of the Brits.

The Code includes passages like "I will never surrender of my own free will." Those boats were sovereign American territory. Were the sailors ordered to give them up? The Code also includes the injunction to "evade answering further questions" beyond the usual name-and-rank stuff, and to "make no oral or written statements disloyal" to the serviceman's country.

Scott Johnson of Powerline compares this to the 1968 North Korean capture of the USS Pueblo and the imprisonment and torture of the crew for a year.

For the next 11 months, Pueblo Commander Bucher and his crew were held as POWs by the North Koreans. Initially, they were treated relatively well, with good food and living accommodations. However, their treatment turned harsher when the North Koreans realized that crewmen were secretly giving them the finger, which they explained as being a "Hawaiian good luck sign," in staged propaganda photos they had been taking of the crew. From then on they were regularly beaten by the North Koreans.

Bucher was psychologically tortured such as being put through a mock firing squad in an effort to make him confess. Eventually the Koreans threatened to execute his men in front of him, and Bucher relented and agreed to "confess to his and the crew's transgression." Bucher wrote the confession and the North Koreans verified the meaning of what he wrote, but failed to catch the pun when he said "We paean the North Korean state. We paean their great leader Kim Il Sung."

Here is the Pueblo crew giving the 'Hawaiian good luck sign' in a staged photo:

usspueblohawaiiansign

It's always pained me that the USS Pueblo is a commissioned US ship and still being held by the North Koreans. Since the ship is still US property, I've long thought that destroying it would be a good signal to the Norks that we are not to be screwed with and that we can penetrate their defenses whenever we choose to.

Liberals and Their Unfounded Belief in Superior Smartitude

Historian Michael Beschloss: Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one's partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts - I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and - you know - you and I have talked about this for years...

Imus: Well. What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: .our system doesn't allow those people to become President, those people meaning people THAT smart and THAT capable

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Pardon?

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Uh. I would say it's probably - he's probably the smartest guy ever to become President.

Imus: That's not what I asked you. I asked you what his IQ was.

Historian Michael Beschloss: You know that I don't know and I'd have to find someone with more expertise.

Imus: You don't know.

Hawaii may become first state to use DNA tests to allocate benefits

"First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people"

From Bernard Lewis' prescient 1976 article, "The Return of Islam":

This recurring unwillingness to recognize the nature of Islam or even the fact of Islam as an independent, different, and autonomous religious phenomenon persists and recurs from medieval to modern times..Modern Western man, being unable for the most part to assign a dominant and central place to religion in his own affairs, found himself unable to conceive that any other peoples in any other place could have done so, and was therefore impelled to devise other explanations of what seemed to him only superficially religious phenomena..

To the modern Western mind, it is not conceivable that men would fight and die in such numbers over mere differences of religion; there have to be some other "genuine" reasons underneath the religious veil..This is reflected in the present inability, political, journalistic, and scholarly alike, to recognize the importance of the factor of religion in the current affairs of the Muslim world and in the consequent recourse to the language of left-wing and right-wing, progressive and conservative, and the rest of the Western terminology..

...In the period immediately preceding the outbreak of the Six-Day War in 1967, an ominous phrase was sometimes heard, "First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people." The Saturday people have proved unexpectedly recalcitrant, and recent events in Lebanon indicate that the priorities may have been reversed.

Kulturwandel Watch:

German Town Bans Syrian Refugees From Public Swimming Pool Due to Groping

Sweden Segregates Hot Tubs By Gender After Complaints About Groping

Follow-up: Poor Muslim Banned From Disneyland Was Self-Proclaimed 'Taliban Supervisor'

Now the Facebook posting may have been a dumbass joke on his 18 year old son's part but when you publicly claim to be a 'supervisor at Taliban and leader at al-Qaeda', expect extra scrutiny when attempting to travel to the US - and don't claim this was just because you were flying while Muslim.

'Militarism' on the Rise in the Netherlands

A full 24% of Dutch now say they'd fight to defend their country (up from 15%).

netherlandsarmyuniff

Mike Rowe Blasts Celebs Echoing Obama's Gun Control Talking Points

Hello Friends

I've just received a request from The White House! On behalf of The President, I've been asked to share some talking points directly with each one of you, regarding the need to expand background checks on those citizens who wish to purchase a gun!

Just kidding.

For some reason, I was not among those celebrities selected to assist The White House in this endeavor. I've since recovered from my initial disappointment, and identified three possible explanations for the oversight.

1. The White House did not ask for my assistance, because they do not believe I'm famous enough to persuade anyone of anything.

2. The White House did not ask for my assistance, because they do not believe I would tweet out someone else's words and claim them as my own.

3. The White House did not ask for my assistance, because they do not believe I support background checks.

With respect to #1, The White House is correct. My powers of persuasion, like my celebrity, are limited.

mikeroweguns

Coming soon: EPA to tackle 'light pollution'

Human Conversation Pacing Seems to be Constant Across All Cultures

One of the greatest human skills becomes evident during conversations. It's there, not in what we say but in what we don't. It's there in the pauses, the silences, the gaps between the end of my words and the start of yours.

When we talk we take turns, where the "right" to speak flips back and forth between partners. This conversational pitter-patter is so familiar and seemingly unremarkable that we rarely remark on it. But consider the timing: On average, each turn lasts for around 2 seconds, and the typical gap between them is just 200 milliseconds-barely enough time to utter a syllable. That figure is nigh-universal. It exists across cultures, with only slight variations. It's even there in sign-language conversations.

...The brevity of these silences is doubly astonishing when you consider that it takes at least 600 milliseconds for us to retrieve a single word from memory and get ready to actually say it. For a short clause, that processing time rises to 1500 milliseconds. This means that we have to start planning our responses in the middle of a partner's turn, using everything from grammatical cues to changes in pitch. We continuously predict what the rest of a sentence will contain, while similarly building our hypothetical rejoinder, all using largely overlapping neural circuits.

Irish DNA and Indo-European Origins

Man those I-E speaking horsemen got everywhere.

Pastafarian Told That He'll Lose His License if He Drives Without a Colander on His Head

It's all fun and games being a Pastafarian asshole until the government calls your bluff.

Pastafarians are members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, an organization that mocks people for having religious beliefs. Some of them wear colanders on their heads as a way to make fun of personal religious practices. As we've noted in the past, sometimes they try to get their driver's license photos taken while wearing their colanders, leading to legal battles with governments. That's backfired for Andrei Filin of Russia. Government officials permitted him to wear a knitted colander on his head while having his photo taken. But there's a catch: if he's caught driving without his devotional headgear, he'll lose his license.

pastafarianslicense

Man, A Lot Of People Are Watching Porn In The Middle Of The Workday

According to PornHub the peak porn browsing times are 11pm and 4pm on weekdays. Also the fastest growing porn categories in popularity are giantess (up 1091%) and celebrity sex tapes (up 829%). I had no idea that giantess porn was a thing but rule 34 and all that I guess.

giantesskiss

Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [444 comments] 'Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value' [62.33 posts/day]
2 [423 comments] 'J.J. Sefton'
3 [336 comments] 'Nevergiveup'
4 [328 comments] 'ThunderB'
5 [315 comments] 'Harry Paratestes'
6 [303 comments] 'ThisBeingMilt'
7 [299 comments] 'Anna Puma'
8 [294 comments] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'
9 [292 comments] 'Lizzy'
10 [292 comments] 'Bruce With a Wang!'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [170 names] 'SCOAMF' [23.86 unique names/day]
2 [55 names] 'Jeb Bush'
3 [50 names] 'The Political Hat'
4 [40 names] 'Bertram Cabot Jr.'
5 [38 names] 'Benji Carver '
6 [36 names] 'wth'
7 [36 names] 'Prince Ludwig the #Problematic'
8 [34 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
9 [31 names] 'mindful webworker - not of the body'
10 [30 names] 'Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value'

The group. Banned on 12 universities.

Where it's at - the Twitter

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Notice: Posted via benign indifference of AceCorp LLC. Please do that thing or the other thing.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 10:53 PM




Comments

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1 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 17, 2016 10:54 PM (szEUw)

2 I'll get the others.

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 17, 2016 10:54 PM (szEUw)

3 Still Yoko-free!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 17, 2016 10:55 PM (jR7Wy)

4 Jay Guevara: great stuff on deadlifts the other night; really enjoyed your comments.

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 17, 2016 10:55 PM (szEUw)

5 Oh, thank you for saving us Maet!!! You were our only hope!!!!

Posted by: lindafell de spair at January 17, 2016 10:57 PM (xVgrA)

6 Aloha! ....and welcome to the Enchanted ONT Room.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 10:57 PM (EzgxV)

7 During the football game today, I saw a lot of ads for that Supergirl show. I don't know if we have any Supergirl fans here, but here's the star of the show, Melissa Benoist, topless on Homeland a few years ago... very NSFW, by the way; due to a format change at Egotastic last year, the nude pictures are now on a separate sub-site with no censored preview...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gwrys67

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 17, 2016 10:58 PM (0OG8D)

8 fist! coohoo fist!

Posted by: harry reid's parrot at January 17, 2016 11:00 PM (DLIIY)

9 Several Morons assert the GOPe was in on Lerner's Tea Party abuse. Things we'll probably never learn the truth about.

Posted by: DaveA at January 17, 2016 11:01 PM (DL2i+)

10 I honestly thought the dude in that picture was Randy Quaid in "Christmas Vacation".....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 17, 2016 11:03 PM (Saqzi)

11 Ever do a Google search and have just one result show up?

Posted by: Williams Fitzlender at January 17, 2016 11:04 PM (6KxVe)

12 Hello...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 17, 2016 11:04 PM (WcwyV)

13 I honestly thought the dude in that picture was Randy Quaid in "Christmas Vacation".....
Posted by: Teresa
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Forgivable. He probably does wear a tin foil hat of some kind.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2016 11:05 PM (n22zQ)

14 http://preview.tinyurl.com/gwrys67
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016!

I wouldn't say they were super, nice but not super.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at January 17, 2016 11:05 PM (Pwh6H)

15 Lot's of good ol' revolvers in that Mike pic.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 17, 2016 11:06 PM (WcwyV)

16 Wow. I just heard a snippet of dumbass Paul Ryan from an interview today. Complaining about all the appropriations bills all being combined into one omnibus bill and saying he doesn't like that. I'm sure others have heard and talked about it today. But I just want to add in my own fuck you you worthless cock sucking douche bag.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 17, 2016 11:06 PM (tfMoD)

17 Time traveling Nazis, it's always them

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 11:06 PM (jT+gh)

18 "Militarism on the rise in the Netherlands."

Don't you mean 'patriotism'?

Ok, maybe Militarism is the correct word.

Posted by: Williams Fitzlender at January 17, 2016 11:07 PM (6KxVe)

19 Still Yoko-free!


Posted by: All Hail Eris


It's still early. Don't tempt fate.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at January 17, 2016 11:08 PM (+1T7c)

20 Still watching "It Follows". This is creepy as shit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 17, 2016 11:08 PM (jR7Wy)

21 Slow Sunday ONT.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 17, 2016 11:09 PM (WcwyV)

22 #16: Yeah, he only had two months as the Speaker before he personally called that bill up for a floor vote. His hands were, like, tied and stuff, see?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 17, 2016 11:09 PM (0OG8D)

23 18 "Militarism on the rise in the Netherlands."
Don't you mean 'patriotism'?
Ok, maybe Militarism is the correct word.
Posted by: Williams Fitzlender at January 17, 2016 11:07 PM (6KxVe)


Ah - forgot to include the scare quotes on militarism.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 17, 2016 11:09 PM (wqVD1)

24 "For the next 11 months, Pueblo Commander Bucher and his crew were held as POWs by the North Koreans."

Just thought it should be pointed out that the asshole Iranians are crowing all over social media that their latest exploit is the "first time since World War II that Americans have been taken into custody", and of course they're deriving enormous propaganda mileage from this completely false claim.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 17, 2016 11:10 PM (noWW6)

25 #14: I thought they were pretty spectacular.

Posted by: Monghul at January 17, 2016 11:10 PM (0OG8D)

26 Giantess Porn?

This must have popped up around the Hobbit release.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2016 11:11 PM (ZLIxs)

27 #25: Me, too!

Posted by: Lex Luthor at January 17, 2016 11:11 PM (0OG8D)

28 #27: Me think they am awesum!

Posted by: Bizarro at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (0OG8D)

29 Giantess Porn?

Posted by: garrett

Or as I call it, porn.

Posted by: Serena Williams at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (Pwh6H)

30 Those Koi on the nazi Pottery?

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (ZLIxs)

31 Vaguely disappointed I didn't make the top 10. First time in years I thought it was at least a possibility. Only time I *did* make the board, it was on purpose (yes, my bucket list is as boring as my life).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (GDulk)

32 The thing on light pollution. As an amateur astronomer, I would like to see less light pollution, but the solution is not to turn off lights, but to focus the direction. You can still provide plenty of light for streets and parking lots and other things, just direct the light down, not up. Light travels in a straight line. Hooded lights would do much to reduce light pollution.
Gina McArthy and NdGT just want you to live in the dark, and both are dumber than a box of rocks.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (9iR5/)

33 In regards to Iran, please look up the terms "innocent passage" and "force majeure."

Iran had NO AUTHORITY to arrest those sailors or detain the vessels.

The only recourse they had was to ask the two vessels to immediately leave sovereign waters if their presence caused civil disturbance, which it did not.

Iran unlawfully arrested those sailors and morons Kerry and Obama are ignorant of the law of the sea.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (KQTmr)

34 Me think they am awesum!
Posted by: Bizarro

Yeah, I's thinks theys am pretty awesomes too.

Posted by: Skwisgaar Skwigelf at January 17, 2016 11:14 PM (Pwh6H)

35 Attack of the 50' Nymphomaniac!

Didn't Gulliver's Travels have something near Giantess porn in it when he was in the land of the giants. Some giant princess got naked with him and had him walk over her boobs and sit on her nipple or something.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 11:14 PM (dvuhZ)

36 Iran unlawfully arrested those sailors and morons Kerry and Obama are ignorant of the law of the sea.
Posted by: Adirondack
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The media will allow the incident to represent a triumph of diplomacy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2016 11:15 PM (w/iDp)

37 There are men who fantasize about having sex with giant women who could potentially roll over them and kill them? Okay then.

Posted by: IC at January 17, 2016 11:15 PM (+3RH+)

38 giantess prefers soggy hero sandwiches

Posted by: derit at January 17, 2016 11:15 PM (jT+gh)

39 >>
Iran unlawfully arrested those sailors and morons Kerry and Obama are ignorant of the law of the sea.


Indifferent is more likely.

Can't have anything that fucks up Obama's UN Credentials.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2016 11:15 PM (ZLIxs)

40
33 In regards to Iran, please look up the terms "innocent passage" and "force majeure."

Iran had NO AUTHORITY to arrest those sailors or detain the vessels.

The only recourse they had was to ask the two vessels to immediately leave sovereign waters if their presence caused civil disturbance, which it did not.

Iran unlawfully arrested those sailors and morons Kerry and Obama are ignorant of the law of the sea.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (KQTmr)

Ignorance had nothing to do with it.

Kerry and Ebola do not give a shit about anything except getting what they want when they want it.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 11:17 PM (MQEz6)

41 >>There are men who fantasize about having sex with giant women who could potentially roll over them and kill them?


They aren't bad people.
Really.

Posted by: Medium Sized Man in the Boat at January 17, 2016 11:17 PM (ZLIxs)

42 I'm sure others have heard and talked about it
today. But I just want to add in my own fuck you you worthless cock
sucking douche bag.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 17, 2016 11:06 PM (tfMoD)

Amen, Buzzion. I echo the same sentiments from the land of the living.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:17 PM (NPofj)

43 Hasta.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 17, 2016 11:18 PM (WcwyV)

44 Votes for Cristi Conaway vs. Darryl Hannah to get the giantism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2ypS2i15ks

Posted by: DaveA at January 17, 2016 11:18 PM (DL2i+)

45 Me am not see boobies like that on Bizarro World; they am square, here.

Posted by: Bizarro at January 17, 2016 11:18 PM (0OG8D)

46 Buzzion

While I admire your restraint & decorum, I believe we owe it to Ace to be cool, candid yet fair & bounced:

Ryan is a wetback's Dream Act bitch who lies better than Bernie Madoff on his best day & buttfucks dying roadkill skunks.

Posted by: mnw at January 17, 2016 11:18 PM (oScPm)

47 Japanese giant women pron has giant women stomping around in Godzilla movie sets.

So I have heard.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 11:18 PM (MQEz6)

48 Whew. Missed the List O'Shame.

I was a bit talkative this week. So I was afeered.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 11:18 PM (Xo1Rt)

49 giantess pron? You're kidding me

Posted by: L, Elle at January 17, 2016 11:19 PM (2x3L+)

50 Just thought it should be pointed out that the asshole Iranians are crowing all over social media that their latest exploit is the "first time since World War II that Americans have been taken into custody", and of course they're deriving enormous propaganda mileage from this completely false claim.

Posted by: torquewrench


They are claiming our sailors cried while in captivity.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 17, 2016 11:19 PM (FkBIv)

51 I would so totally vote for Mike Rowe (and I would so totally marry him given the chance too).

Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:20 PM (NPofj)

52 In before 100! (Just by chance.)

Also before the morning thread.

Howdy, OverNighters. Now to read the post...

Posted by: mindful webworker - in before 1000 at January 17, 2016 11:20 PM (ACs58)

53 >> Japanese giant women pron has giant women stomping around in Godzilla movie sets.


But they pixelate all of the transformer explosions.

...at least that is what I have read, online.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2016 11:21 PM (ZLIxs)

54 Irish DNA and Indo-European Origins
"The early farmer has a majority ancestry originating ultimately in the Middle East, where agriculture was invented. The Bronze Age genomes are different again with about a third of their ancestry coming from ancient sources in the Pontic Steppe.

"There was a great wave of genome change that swept into Europe from above the Black Sea into Bronze Age Europe and we now know it washed all the way to the shores of its most westerly island," said Professor"

Anyone else catch the sloppiness in terminology?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 17, 2016 11:21 PM (W0RfD)

55 Iran unlawfully arrested those sailors and morons Kerry and Obama are ignorant of the law of the sea.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (KQTmr)

Ignorance had nothing to do with it.

Kerry and Ebola do not give a shit about anything except getting what they want when they want it.



Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 11:17 PM (MQEz6)


Note,..... John Kerry had served as a US Naval Officer, on this exact type of small boat... just Viet Nam vintage...

He well knows the damn rules... but they don't care...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 17, 2016 11:21 PM (f7rv6)

56 Speaking of Iran, maybe this is *too* obvious - that 1.7 billion dollars released to Iran based off of some nonsense from the 70's is basically the fee we paid to get back those 3 (or 4?) hostages?

And haven't 3 or 4 more Americans been taken by an Iranian militia in Iraq? How much is Iran going to get so these new hostages can be released?

Posted by: Thrawn at January 17, 2016 11:21 PM (s87AC)

57 Retake the Pueblo. And the downed B-52 on display in Hanoi.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 17, 2016 11:22 PM (7qAYi)

58 giantess pron? You're kidding me
Posted by: L, Elle

I'm not kidding about this shattered pelvis.

Posted by: Philip J Fry at January 17, 2016 11:22 PM (Pwh6H)

59 Un-hasta.


"I would so totally vote for Mike Rowe (and I would so totally marry him given the chance too)."


I didn't know you were a chick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 17, 2016 11:22 PM (WcwyV)

60
They are claiming our sailors cried while in captivity.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 17, 2016 11:19 PM (FkBIv)


Female Sailor.... enough said...

When you change the culture of the Military to include Women, you get a more Feminized all around Force...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 17, 2016 11:23 PM (f7rv6)

61 My best friend's grandfather wrote a book on astronomy & light pollution - "Astro-photography by City Lights."

Posted by: Josephistan at January 17, 2016 11:23 PM (7qAYi)

62 37
There are men who fantasize about having sex with giant women who could potentially roll over them and kill them? Okay then.

Posted by: IC at January 17, 2016 11:15 PM (+3RH+)

Why not? Princess Charles dremt of being Camilla's tampon while married to Diana.

Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at January 17, 2016 11:24 PM (kHJ3a)

63 That plate gives me microaggressions or some shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 17, 2016 11:24 PM (89T5c)

64 57 Retake the Pueblo. And the downed B-52 on display in Hanoi.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 17, 2016 11:22 PM (7qAYi)


Note... Viet Nam is part of the Trans Pacific Trade pact that Free Trade Repubs and the Precedent are trying to shove down our throat....

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 17, 2016 11:24 PM (f7rv6)

65 Laugh at Yoko all you want.

But the fact is, she would've fit in perfectly on stage at the Democrat late tea, this evening.

She's just as ugly as them, and makes about as much sense as they do on any given topic.

And she'd give Hitlery a run for her ill-gotten money in the shrill, shrieking harpy department!

Finally, the average Democrat voter could likely be persuaded to vote for her, even though she's less eligible than the shit Cruz might give about Teh Donald.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 17, 2016 11:24 PM (McRlu)

66 Posted by: Buzzion at January 17, 2016 11:06 PM (tfMoD)

But I have been assured in an email from Speaker Ryan, that if we toe the line in 2015 and give the GOP Establishment Cartel overwhelming majorities in Congress as well as a disciplined Establishment Republican President that can work in a bi-partisan way to "get things done in Washington", they're really going to kick ass in 2017!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 17, 2016 11:25 PM (wYnyS)

67 giantess pron? You're kidding me
Posted by: L, Elle

Death by Snu-snu!

Posted by: Josephistan at January 17, 2016 11:25 PM (7qAYi)

68 You know where you're going, tiny little man?

Posted by: Giant Roxy Raye at January 17, 2016 11:25 PM (dvuhZ)

69 I didn't know you were a chick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 17, 2016 11:22 PM (WcwyV)

I checked all my parts before I typed this and I can verify that I am totally a chick:-)

Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:26 PM (NPofj)

70 37 There are men who fantasize about having sex with giant women who could potentially roll over them and kill them? Okay then.

Posted by: IC at January 17, 2016 11:15 PM (+3RH+)



Death by Snu Snu!

The Spirit is willing but the flesh is spongey and bruised.

Posted by: buzzion at January 17, 2016 11:26 PM (zt+N6)

71 Allison Hayes was pretty hot as a fifty foot woman.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051380/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 17, 2016 11:26 PM (FkBIv)

72 Hawaii and genetic test for welfare - not reading but shooting from the hip - knowing that native Hawaiians are the most diverse ethnic minority ever, they might be trying to filter out the frauds who have 0% Hawaiian blood trying to get themselves a homestead down on the reservation, errr, Hawaiian Homelands, and some free schooling care of Bishop Estate (largest private education trust in the whole world).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 17, 2016 11:26 PM (T78UI)

73 Almost forgot. Snu Snu!

https://youtu.be/eCdrUW--Jic

https://youtu.be/bBRFYNI420M

Posted by: buzzion at January 17, 2016 11:27 PM (zt+N6)

74
62 37
There are men who fantasize about having sex with giant women who could potentially roll over them and kill them? Okay then.

Posted by: IC at January 17, 2016 11:15 PM (+3RH+)

Why not? Princess Charles dremt of being Camilla's tampon while married to Diana.
Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at January 17, 2016 11:24 PM (kHJ3a)

I wonder how many times the Queen has tried to poison that motherfucker.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 11:27 PM (MQEz6)

75 A few years ago I read that the hot porn trend was busty women bouncing up and down on large balloons - eventually popping the balloons, but not right away. My guess is the viewers try to time their ejaculations with the popping of the balloon? I blame the Japanese, mostly, for this as their usually the ones behind such trends. Why can't they just put their dicks in the toaster like normal people?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 17, 2016 11:27 PM (7RXcs)

76 56 Speaking of Iran, maybe this is *too* obvious - that 1.7 billion dollars released to Iran based off of some nonsense from the 70's is basically the fee we paid to get back those 3 (or 4?) hostages?

And haven't 3 or 4 more Americans been taken by an Iranian militia in Iraq? How much is Iran going to get so these new hostages can be released?

Posted by: Thrawn at January 17, 2016 11:21 PM (s87AC)


Islam has always been known for taking Hostages, and making people pay to get them back...

Moh did it... ergo its OK...

Note.... the Marine Corps Hymn about the Shores of Tripoli was to get back Hostages, taken by Moslems...

We have not learned a Fucking thing in 200 years...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 17, 2016 11:27 PM (f7rv6)

77 Man, people are weird. I don't mean you guys, I mean normal people.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 11:27 PM (HalrA)

78 I can also verify that chicks find Mike Rowe both sexy and manly.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:28 PM (NPofj)

79 What's his IQ? A lot fucking lower than you think it is, asshat.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 17, 2016 11:28 PM (89T5c)

80 Death by Snu Snu!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at January 17, 2016 11:28 PM (hVdx9)

81 " checked all my parts before I typed this and I can verify that I am totally a chick:-)"

Ho Lee Fuk. Gotta Re-Hasta.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 17, 2016 11:28 PM (WcwyV)

82 How much is Iran going to get so these new hostages can be released?

Posted by: Thrawn at January 17, 2016 11:21 PM (s87AC)

Well, it sure seems as if Obama and Kerry have now established a price floor.
Bitch about Trump all you want, but he'd never countenance a "deal" like this, but then again, he doesn't hate America and Western Civilization.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 17, 2016 11:29 PM (wYnyS)

83 >>Why not? Princess Charles dremt of being Camilla's tampon while married to Diana.

How many times a year is old Camilla in season?

Posted by: Aviator at January 17, 2016 11:29 PM (c7vUv)

84 The losers of WWII seem to be behind all the weird porn trends. Maybe we should have let them keep some dignity after defeating them?

Posted by: Josephistan at January 17, 2016 11:29 PM (7qAYi)

85 There are pervs who get off watching women crush bugs with their spike heel shoes.

Many moons ago, on a forum (may have been an old CompuServe forum), I made some remark making fun of weird, object fetishes. Some guy went nuts -- turned out, and he admitted it proudly -- he had that bug crushing fetish.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 11:29 PM (dvuhZ)

86 69 I didn't know you were a chick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 17, 2016 11:22 PM (WcwyV)

I checked all my parts before I typed this and I can verify that I am totally a chick:-)


Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:26 PM (NPofj)


Not that body parts MATTER!....

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner, who still has a Penis at January 17, 2016 11:29 PM (f7rv6)

87 More fodder for the Urheimat debate! Mallory must be pleased. And yes, those pontic horsemen were a rapey bunch, weren't they?

Posted by: joncelli at January 17, 2016 11:29 PM (1FhAQ)

88 We have not learned a Fucking thing in 200 years...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 17, 2016 11:27 PM (f7rv6)


More like we've unlearned what we knew. Or rather, the people have allowed themselves to be maleducated to the point where they disdain reason and operate only on childish feelings, by people who wish to manipulate those feelings to control them.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 11:30 PM (HalrA)

89 they're

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 17, 2016 11:30 PM (7RXcs)

90 69 I didn't know you were a chick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 17, 2016 11:22 PM (WcwyV)

I checked all my parts before I typed this and I can verify that I am totally a chick:-)


Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:26 PM (NPofj)



So am I!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 17, 2016 11:31 PM (zt+N6)

91 The losers of WWII seem to be behind all the weird
porn trends. Maybe we should have let them keep some dignity after
defeating them?

Posted by: Josephistan at January 17, 2016 11:29 PM (7qAYi)

I suspect the Germans and Japanese were kinda freaky-deaky to start with.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:32 PM (NPofj)

92 "Can't Stop The Music" was on last night. I suspect that those Village People guys might have been gay. At least, that's how they come across in the movie.

Posted by: otho at January 17, 2016 11:32 PM (EWg9n)

93 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 11:30 PM (HalrA)

Look at some old pre-WW I textbooks if you wish to think about the expected knowledge level we once expected.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 17, 2016 11:32 PM (wYnyS)

94 >>I wonder how many times the Queen has tried to poison that motherfucker.
Posted by: eman

Charles or Camilla?

Posted by: Aviator at January 17, 2016 11:33 PM (c7vUv)

95 Whoa! She's big, I mean, she's really BIG!

I mean, if she spread her leg, you could park a Honda in there.

That's big!

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield, zombie at January 17, 2016 11:33 PM (+1T7c)

96
Debate was shut down early as the ostomy and urine bags were full.

Posted by: The Chicken Fucker at January 17, 2016 11:33 PM (/XVfY)

97 Princess Charles dremt of being Camilla's tampon while married to Diana.

Charles wanted to be up tight and out of sight.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 11:34 PM (Xo1Rt)

98 >>Whoa! She's big, I mean, she's really BIG!

I mean, if she spread her leg, you could park a Honda in there.

That's big!
Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield, zombie

Pfft. Want to see my Peterbilt?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 17, 2016 11:34 PM (c7vUv)

99
93 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 11:30 PM (HalrA)

Look at some old pre-WW I textbooks if you wish to think about the expected knowledge level we once expected.
Posted by: Hrothgar at January 17, 2016 11:32 PM (wYnyS)

Then look at modern ones.

The difference is spelled dee oh oh em.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 11:34 PM (MQEz6)

100 #92: A gay friend of mine briefly worked at a gay nightclub. He once told me the manager of the club went home with Felipe Rose (the Indian) after a show there.

Yeah, they're gay.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 17, 2016 11:34 PM (0OG8D)

101 So am I!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 17, 2016 11:31 PM (zt+N6)

If it dangles, your a dude.

Man, life was easier when trannies just liked to dress like women instead of insisting they WERE women.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:35 PM (NPofj)

102 Ha! My protest to free the Sooth makes the top10.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 17, 2016 11:35 PM (6hNI0)

103
96
Debate was shut down early as the ostomy and urine bags were full.
Posted by: The Chicken Fucker at January 17, 2016 11:33 PM (/XVfY)

And it was time for Matlock.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (MQEz6)

104 I suspect that those Village People guys might have been gay. At least, that's how they come across in the movie.


Posted by: otho

Your heteronormative cis-gendered tendencies will be denounced at the next meeting of your neighborhood soviet, comrade!

Posted by: Melissa Click, Red Guard at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (+1T7c)

105 Debate was shut down early as the ostomy and urine bags were full.
Posted by: The Chicken Fucker

Well, my douchebag was full, too.

Posted by: Martin O'Malley at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (89T5c)

106 Dang! Made the Sock Wall of Shame list again.

First of all, as I say every time (boring, eh?), I really only change my end-of-name tagline most of the time, not even so much a change as the obvious Hat socks. So, I should be disqualified. (Harrumph.) (But, of course, I'll continue to "cheat" to achieve this "fame.")

Second, 31 names? I bet I posted 100 comments in the past week, at least. The rotating IP at home (presumably) saves me from being higher in the list again. (Yay!)

And finally, with only 31 names? Some of you hearty real sockpuppeteers need to up your game! (Seriously!)

Posted by: mindful webworker - amusing tagline goes here at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (ACs58)

107 At the Democratic Debate, Bernie's big theme was that money has corrupted our political process and was the root of all evil. He repeatedly named Goldman Sachs. He made a point of Hillary getting $600k in speech fees from Goldman in a single year.

But he won't come out and call Hillary a crook.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (rs5De)

108 #92: A gay friend of mine briefly worked at a gay
nightclub. He once told me the manager of the club went home with Felipe
Rose (the Indian) after a show there.

Yeah, they're gay.




Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 17, 2016 11:34 PM


Really? They seem so macho in the video clips.

Posted by: otho at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (EWg9n)

109 Maybe Imus should have moderated tonight. Between Bernie, Hillary and Imus, there is like 3,000 years of political experience.

Oh, and Imus hates Hillary.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (KQTmr)

110 Look at some old pre-WW I textbooks if you wish to think about the expected knowledge level we once expected.


Posted by: Hrothgar at January 17, 2016 11:32 PM (wYnyS)


I've never done that, but you only have to look at letters home written by the WWI and WWII generation to realize that the had a command of the language that today's English majors could only dream about. Also saw a college admission test from Harvard that was from sometime around 1900. I can't call it anything other than decadence, and a sign of a failing culture, that standards have fallen this far from what they were.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (HalrA)

111 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10933

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (vBeA5)

112 Video of today's Falcon 9 landing attempt:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAqirNbwEc0/

It was a perfect landing, but one of the legs failed to latch, and so...

But it doesn't really matter. There have literally been thousands of satellite launches since Sputnik 1 in 1957, and the first stage was always discarded and forgotten about. Their debris litters the Atlantic Ocean and the steppes of central Asia. SpaceX is the only one who is trying to recover and reuse them.

The important thing is that they delivered the satellite to the correct orbit. Recovering the first stage would have been nice, but it was strictly secondary.

Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 11:37 PM (sdi6R)

113 My wife lived in Japan for 1 1/2 yrs (before we met) and the men are definitely into some weird shit over there. What's weird is, they have a real thing for rapey-type porn, often involving incest-rape (e.g. mother-son). But the actual amount of rapes is quite low in Japan compared to many other countries.

Weird.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 17, 2016 11:37 PM (7RXcs)

114 I checked all my parts before I typed this and I can verify that I am totally a chick:-)


Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:26 PM (NPofj)

You know the AoSHQ Rulebook:

Pics or it didn't happen.

Posted by: tbodie at January 17, 2016 11:38 PM (rXkis)

115 Wait?....

is there a discussion over whether or not the Village People were gheigh?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 17, 2016 11:38 PM (7RXcs)

116 Pics or it didn't happen.

Posted by: tbodie at January 17, 2016 11:38 PM (rXkis)

but there's also the No Porn Links rule.

So it's a draw.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 11:39 PM (Xo1Rt)

117 The Village People weren't gay.

They were just 'theatrical'.

Posted by: garrett at January 17, 2016 11:39 PM (ZLIxs)

118 So, I got into a twitter fight tonight about abortion. Go figure, after I called out the pro-abortion, pro-stoner duo I was dealing with, they resorted, within three tweet exchanges, to the argument of "you're a RWNJ and need universal healthcare to get meds." Quite the intellectual response, that.


Posted by: Country Singer at January 17, 2016 11:40 PM (GUBah)

119 Maybe Aliens refuse to contact us because they don't want the Japanese to make pron about them.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 11:40 PM (MQEz6)

120 If you're wondering if the Village People were gay, you should have your Gaydar checked by a qualified technician.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 11:40 PM (Xo1Rt)

121 is there a discussion over whether or not the Village People were gheigh?

It will have to remain a mystery, like the fate of Amelia Earhart and Legend of the Skunkape.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 17, 2016 11:40 PM (rwI+c)

122 I checked all my parts before I typed this and I can verify that I am totally a chick:-)


Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:26 PM (NPofj)




I'm single, you know...

Posted by: Country Singer at January 17, 2016 11:40 PM (GUBah)

123 German Town Bans Syrian Refugees From Public Swimming Pool Due to Groping

This was mentioned in "Camp of the Saints".

It's not a "how-to guide" ya idjits!

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 17, 2016 11:41 PM (vBeA5)

124 Man, life was easier when trannies just liked to dress like women instead of insisting they WERE women.


Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:35 PM (NPofj)


People are living in a mental fantasy land and demanding that reality and the larger society conform to it. I keep hoping that there's going to be a point of "a bridge too far" and people will snap back to their senses, but I have my doubts. One needs only look into the "otherkin" phenomenon to realize that the rabbithole goes all the way down. There is no madness that some people won't embrace in order to feel special.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 11:42 PM (HalrA)

125 #108: I know it's hard to believe of macho men who love to stay at the YMCA, but they are indeed homos.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 17, 2016 11:42 PM (0OG8D)

126 Yeah, I mean, who hasn't gone out clubbing in assless chaps, leather gear, or as an almost naked indian at one time or another. They just seemed like fun guys. Muscular, fun guys.

Posted by: otho at January 17, 2016 11:42 PM (EWg9n)

127 Surprised the porn peak lasts until 4 PM. Most Gov workers have gone home by 3.

Posted by: Hal Dall at January 17, 2016 11:42 PM (Jdgz7)

128 The Village People were just hard-working construction workers, cowboys, policeman and Indians who wanted to make music for the people what liked to dance - with their hands above their heads

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 17, 2016 11:42 PM (7RXcs)

129
Tell me about this rabbit hole that you speak of...

Posted by: The Chicken Fucker at January 17, 2016 11:42 PM (/XVfY)

130 Yeah. If you've ever somehow attained one benefit from the government, somehow that negates your right to claim the government is too big and should be smaller.

It's also like the one for abortion. Somehow if you're a man, you don't get to have an opinion about abortion or even birth control.

Liberals play Calvin Ball in real life and fully expect the right to play along. So far they mostly have but soon that is going to end.

Once some go along get along heads roll.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 11:43 PM (Xo1Rt)

131 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (HalrA)

worse.... go back to the Civil War letters...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 17, 2016 11:43 PM (f7rv6)

132 >>Surprised the porn peak lasts until 4 PM. Most Gov workers have gone home by 3.
Posted by: Hal Dall

Overtime.

Posted by: Aviator at January 17, 2016 11:44 PM (c7vUv)

133 Evening fellow Morons


41 years ago, an F-15A fighter jet, dubbed the "Streak Eagle," set the "Time to Climb" records in distances ranging from 3,000 meters to 30,000 meters. Powered by twin Pratt Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofan engines, together producing almost 48,000 pounds of thrust with full afterburner, the eight marks weren't just beaten, but shattered by wide margins. The records were possible because the aircraft was the first combat fighter to have a thrust-to-weight ratio of greater than one. The plane was stripped of any unnecessary avionics and was had no paint in order to increase performance.


The trials took place between 16 January and 1 February 1975 at Grand Forks AFB, ND where the Cold War was really, really cold from what I hear.The highest attempt reached 103,000 feet in altitude (in just 207.8 seconds!), after reaching a speed of Mach 2.2 at a climb angle of 55 degrees. At this altitude, the Streak Eagle's engines flamed out, but were restarted during the decent phase.


Note that this is a faster time to climb than the Saturn V rocket. The plane (AF Ser. No.72-0119) was the 17th F-15A off the production line.



Story at Pratt Whitney website

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jlh5gx7



YouTube videos of the event:

Part 1 of 2
https://youtu.be/HLka4GoUbLo

Part 2 of 2
https://youtu.be/S7YAN9--3MA



The cheesy '70s music in the videos may be annoying but watching the altimeter needle spin like the sweep second hand on a stopwatch is way cool for any aviation enthusiast.



Maybe Anna Puma has some additional interesting facts about these flights, her encyclopedic memory for aviation history always makes for good thread reading.

Posted by: kilo6 at January 17, 2016 11:44 PM (BUnem)

134 But the actual amount of rapes is quite low in Japan compared to many other countries.

Weird.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah


As it is a shame-culture, the true rate is undoubtedly higher than the official rate.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 17, 2016 11:44 PM (W0RfD)

135 I used to work a block away from a YMCA and would go and play basketball after work, some really weird people hanging out there

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 17, 2016 11:44 PM (7RXcs)

136 Yeah, I mean, who hasn't gone out clubbing in assless chaps, leather gear, or as an almost naked indian at one time or another. They just seemed like fun guys. Muscular, fun guys.

Posted by: otho at January 17, 2016 11:42 PM (EWg9n)



Don't forget the mustaches.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 17, 2016 11:44 PM (GUBah)

137 Tell me about this rabbit hole that you speak of...


Posted by: The Chicken Fucker

Yeah George, tell me about the rabbits again.

Posted by: Lenny at January 17, 2016 11:44 PM (+1T7c)

138 David Anthony has a number of papers and lectures on the Steppes genesis of the Indo European languages and their diffusion.

There were a number of "breakouts" from the steppe homeland, the apparent first of which went into Anatolia and did not appear to have various root-words having to do with chariots, but the subsequent ones not only had words having to do with chariots, but also appeared to spread across the land like a horde, leaving a desert behind, having largely wiped out the farming societies that once lived there.

I love the idea of the horse and chariot as being the driver for the spread of Indo-European languages. You have a river-bottoms culture move to hunting, then herding horses on the steppes - and the wild horses were scrawny ponies.
Kids mostly would be the herders, and kids being kids would try to ride them (when I was a kid, the farm kids without horses tried to ride sheep)
Mounted herders could control greater sized herds.
That would lead to travois which allowed a greater material culture, and that would lead to chariots, probably because herding became more economically important and adults couldn't ride those ponies, but could be towed in chariots.
The greater organization and mobility would outflank and outstrike farming cultures that were used to their mound cities and were tied to the crops

It is interesting to see genetic proof support that hypothesis.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 17, 2016 11:45 PM (q2o38)

139 96

Debate was shut down early as the ostomy and urine bags were full.

Posted by: The Chicken Fucker at January 17, 2016 11:33 PM (/XVfY)



And it was time for Matlock.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (MQEz6)

I thought it was the Murder She Wrote marathon that shut it down.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:45 PM (NPofj)

140 >>They just seemed like fun guys. Muscular, fun guys.


Yeah.

Like the kind of guys you want to play a game of beach volleyball with and high-five a lot.

Maybe give each other cool nicknames.

Posted by: Tom Cruise at January 17, 2016 11:45 PM (ZLIxs)

141 I just heard a snippet of dumbass Paul Ryan from an interview today. Complaining about all the appropriations bills all being combined into one omnibus bill and saying he doesn't like that. I'm sure others have heard and talked about it today. But I just want to add in my own fuck you you worthless cock sucking douche bag.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 17, 2016 11:06 PM (tfMoD)


If only he were the Speaker of the House or something...

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 17, 2016 11:46 PM (vBeA5)

142 Amazed and amused once again, Maet, at the topics you cover, some in concise depth.

They're not well-meaning people who are just a bit overzealous. They're horrible, nasty, awful people who want everyone who disagrees with them to be silenced and afraid.

Been thinking a lot about the trip to Chicago last year, visiting in-laws, staying at friends' houses. Democrats almost exclusively, and one of the houses we stayed at our hosts were genuine Communists. All very friendly, nice, amiable people, as a rule. The Communists live very well, and unless you examined their library, you might think them only average liberals. (NYTimes subscribers.)

Of course, we avoid any political discussions, or keep such topics to a bland level. Still, it's uncomfortable to be there and know what a huge gulf lies between them and our own Americanism, what they think of us or might think of us if they knew our principles, and how easily the fireworks could flare.

These are people we love dearly. It's really very sad.

Because, as Andrew B said, War!

Posted by: mindful webworker - American by birth and choice at January 17, 2016 11:46 PM (ACs58)

143 137 Tell me about this rabbit hole that you speak of...


Posted by: The Chicken Fucker

Yeah George, tell me about the rabbits again.


Posted by: Lenny at January 17, 2016 11:44 PM (+1T7c)


/looks scared...

Rabbits?

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at January 17, 2016 11:47 PM (f7rv6)

144 Woot woot ONT
Looked goo Maet thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 11:47 PM (voOPb)

145 1.7 billion dollars released to Iran

-
More bucks for their bang.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 17, 2016 11:48 PM (Nwg0u)

146 You know the AoSHQ Rulebook:



Pics or it didn't happen.

Posted by: tbodie at January 17, 2016 11:38 PM (rXkis)

In your dreams, tbodie;-)

Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:48 PM (NPofj)

147 Maybe Anna Puma has some additional interesting
facts about these flights, her encyclopedic memory for aviation history
always makes for good thread reading.


Posted by: kilo6

In before Anna Puma!

Actually, it may have been the first AMERICAN combat aircraft to have a greater than 1:1 thrust to weight ratio. I think there were a couple of Soviet combat planes that did prior to this (Mig-25?).

And the last I heard, that Streak Eagle is at the Air Force Museum at Wright-Pat in Dayton, Ohio.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a tortured American at January 17, 2016 11:48 PM (+1T7c)

148 Light travels in a straight line.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (9iR5/)


*ahem*

Posted by: Wave-Particle Duality at January 17, 2016 11:49 PM (vBeA5)

149 Communists call themselves Socialists and Socialists call themselves Liberals and Liberals call themselves Moderates.

Posted by: eman at January 17, 2016 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

150 If only he were the Speaker of the House or something...
If only they had majorities in both Houses!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 17, 2016 11:49 PM (DLIIY)

151 These are people we love dearly. It's really very sad.
-----------

My relatives. Diehard Democrats. They regard anyone who isn't as anti-American. I *never* discuss politics with them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2016 11:50 PM (n22zQ)

152 There have literally been thousands of satellite launches since Sputnik 1 in 1957, and the first stage was always discarded and forgotten about. Their debris litters the Atlantic Ocean and the steppes of central Asia. SpaceX is the only one who is trying to recover and reuse them.
Posted by: rickl at January 17, 2016 11:37 PM (sdi6R)
------
SpaceX is the first to try to "land" the first stage. NASA Space Shuttle boosters were recovered.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 17, 2016 11:51 PM (NUqwG)

153 109 Maybe Imus should have moderated tonight. Between Bernie, Hillary and Imus, there is like 3,000 years of political experience.

Oh, and Imus hates Hillary.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 17, 2016 11:36 PM (KQTmr)

Fuck imus

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 11:51 PM (voOPb)

154 I don't care who's related to me, if someone is for the idea of importing terrorists and flooding the country to lower the overall wages and in general bankrupt the economy, then those people need to be stomped until they're a red mudhole.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 11:51 PM (Xo1Rt)

155 These are people we love dearly. It's really very sad.

Because, as Andrew B said, War! Posted by: mindful webworker - American by birth and choice at January 17, 2016 11:46 PM (ACs5


We have to remember that, no matter what we might think about them as individuals, they would erect a system of brutal thuggery that would destroy everything we hold dear.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 11:52 PM (HalrA)

156 My relatives. Diehard Democrats. They regard anyone who isn't as anti-American. I *never* discuss politics with them.


Posted by: Mike Hammer


There's a reckoning a comin'. And....it probably won't be pretty.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a tortured American at January 17, 2016 11:52 PM (+1T7c)

157 148 Light travels in a straight line.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 17, 2016 11:13 PM (9iR5/)

*ahem*

Posted by: Wave-Particle Duality at January 17, 2016 11:49 PM (vBeA5)


Uhhhhh.... whut?

Posted by: Black Hole at January 17, 2016 11:52 PM (f7rv6)

158 51 I would so totally vote for Mike Rowe (and I would so totally marry him given the chance too).
Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:20 PM (NPofj)

Hell, I'm a heterosexual male and I'd marry him too.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (kpqmD)

159 142-
I have some relatives like this. All went to graduate school and are mal-educated to the hilt. The common sense and reasoning has been washed from their mind. It is truly scary, there are millions like them. So stupid and don't even know it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (89T5c)

160 Was the bowl a one-off or part of a collectors set?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (sl+zA)

161 Posted by: Wave-Particle Duality at January 17, 2016 11:49 PM (vBeA5)

It just ACTS as a wave or a particle.

It's all to do with quantum.

The stuff that made Alfred Einstein pull his hair.

Not that I understand one bit of it other than to recognize when it's the topic.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (Xo1Rt)

162 hey guys, a little help.

What was that ONT article about a month back about how muslims in europe view their 15 children as their social safety net, their imams telling them that, uh, paying taxes on welfare is gambling, so just stay on the dole.

anyone?

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (I6BE2)

163 That would lead to travois which allowed a greater material culture, and that would lead to chariots, probably because herding became more economically important and adults couldn't ride those ponies, but could be towed in chariots.

Oh come on!

What good is a chariot without an amphitheater and Ben Hur to race it for you ?!?

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic, the History Critic, and the Historical Movie Critic... at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (AoK0a)

164 Channel flipping, that omega-male Norm Ornstein was on some damn place, wringing his hands and clutching his pearls over Trumpism and the rise of the Outsiders. Republicans are turning into a White Pride party and all that shit.

I'll be that fucker is into giantess porn. Lactating giantesses.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (dvuhZ)

165 Posted by: redbanzai at January 17, 2016 11:48 PM (NPofj)

LOL.

A moron can dream.

Posted by: tbodie at January 17, 2016 11:54 PM (rXkis)

166 The rabbit hole is nothing compared to Mel's hole.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 17, 2016 11:54 PM (FkBIv)

167 So assertively stupid and don't even know it.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin
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Edited

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 17, 2016 11:55 PM (n22zQ)

168 They may get the not so "Saturday or Sunday people" but the sooner or later the Saturday and Sunday people are going to draw the line.



Posted by: Ralph at January 17, 2016 11:55 PM (IflZ6)

169 Knew I was busy this past week. Failed to make the top 10 list

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 17, 2016 11:55 PM (voOPb)

170 It just ACTS as a wave or a particle.

It's all to do with quantum.

The stuff that made Alfred Einstein pull his hair.

Not that I understand one bit of it other than to recognize when it's the topic.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (Xo1Rt)


It's also a floor wax and desert topping!

Posted by: Wave-Particle Duality, call now and get a second photon for free! at January 17, 2016 11:56 PM (vBeA5)

171 BTW, any Hordlings here have any experience with a CPAP? I've got a sleep study next Saturday night, but it's a certainty that my future is being a "hose head." Any advice or recommendations are welcome.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 17, 2016 11:57 PM (GUBah)

172 It's a wave composed of particles ... Duh!

Posted by: Adriane the Science Critic ... at January 17, 2016 11:57 PM (AoK0a)

173 Don't sweat wave-particle duality. It's not either-or. There is the stuff that exists in this other stuff called spacetime. That stuff has properties, depending on what interactions are involved, that can look like a point particle, or can look like a wave.

It is spread out, yet point-like, depending. Wave or particle are just descriptors. What the stuff is that makes all the universe, well, who the fuck knows. Physics is just about how it behaves. What rules does it follow.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 11:57 PM (dvuhZ)

174 154
I don't care who's related to me, if someone is for the idea of
importing terrorists and flooding the country to lower the overall wages
and in general bankrupt the economy, then those people need to be
stomped until they're a red mudhole.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 17, 2016 11:51 PM (Xo1Rt)


This a million times. But it's not just about enriching the cronies who want their cheap labor. What it's really about is importing a demographic that votes more than 7/10 Democrat, then giving them the ability to vote through nakedly illegal "motor voter" schemes and refusing to check ID at the polls.

As with "The Solution" by Bertolt Brecht, who as lefties often do first come up with satire what they later implement as policy, the government has decided that instead of allowing the people to win back their confidence, it'd be easier to dissolve the people and elect another one.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 17, 2016 11:57 PM (HalrA)

175 Giantess pron?

Climb every mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every byway,
Every path you know.
Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
'Till you find your dream.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 17, 2016 11:58 PM (Nwg0u)

176 And the last I heard, that Streak Eagle is at the Air Force Museum at Wright-Pat in Dayton, Ohio.


Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a tortured American at January 17, 2016 11:48 PM (+1T7c)

Yes, it is. I went there with a retired Fighter Mafia guy back in 1998 who was a LT when the Streak Eagle flights took place.

Posted by: kilo6 at January 17, 2016 11:58 PM (BUnem)

177 Mike Rowe.

Screen door. Hurricane.

Posted by: SMFH at January 17, 2016 11:58 PM (ahx2/)

178 Thanks Hammer

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 17, 2016 11:58 PM (89T5c)

179 Country Singer at January 17, 2016 11:57 PM (GUBah)

It's been a Godsend to my sleep apnea afflicted husband!

Get a hose hook so they don't get tangled up in he sheets if you toss & turn.

Posted by: Adriane the Medical Technology Critic ... at January 17, 2016 11:59 PM (AoK0a)

180 160
Was the bowl a one-off or part of a collectors set?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (sl+zA)


You collected little cuneiform tablets every time you shopped at the food market that you could later trade in for bowls and cups.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 17, 2016 11:59 PM (EzgxV)

181 Posted by: Adriane the Medical Technology Critic ... at January 17, 2016 11:59 PM (AoK0a)


Hose hook. Check! I'll make sure I get one.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:00 AM (GUBah)

182 So Country Singer... I wouldn't let twitter stupidity phase you. The argument that guys can't have an opinion about whether babies should be slaughtered wholesale has always amazed me, though. Every baby has a father as well as a mother so why shouldn't men have an opinion?

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)

183 I don't know how much it is wave-particle duality, but gravity can bend light and radio waves ever so slightly. Gravity distorts the "world lines" that energy (quanta) move along, so gravity can distort the E-M part of the universe.

About 45 years ago, a Mariner space craft was occulted by Mars, and they calculated how many microseconds the signal would be delayed by passing close to Mars and the Martian gravity bending the signal.

There are also large bodies in very deep inter-galactic space that create "gravity lenses" that distort light so much that some very distant galaxies actually appear in two different locations in the sky.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a tortured American at January 18, 2016 12:00 AM (+1T7c)

184 so why shouldn't men have an opinion?


Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)


Because the Left has decided that we're unpeople, whose only proper role is to grovel at the feet of their almighty agenda.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 12:01 AM (HalrA)

185 171 BTW, any Hordlings here have any experience with a CPAP? I've got a sleep study next Saturday night, but it's a certainty that my future is being a "hose head." Any advice or recommendations are welcome.
Posted by: Country Singer at January 17, 2016 11:57 PM (GUBah)

Yes. I'm not sure what advice or recommendations I have. I couldn't sleep for shit during the sleep study due to the gazillion leads attached to my head. Made it very difficult to do the usual moving and adjusting necessary to get comfortable. As far as the device, I prefer the nasal pillows to the mask. I find it less confining, and there's less contact with your face. Did you have any questions in particular that I might be able to address?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:01 AM (kpqmD)

186 The argument that guys can't have an opinion about whether babies should be slaughtered wholesale has always amazed me, though.

That's Neal Boortz's opinion.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 18, 2016 12:01 AM (FkBIv)

187 Also, most abortionists are men. Why are they allowed a say?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2016 12:02 AM (DLIIY)

188 Something like this ...

http://www.improvementscatalog.com/ cpap-hose-holder/12227

extra space before cpap ...

Posted by: Adriane the Medical Technology Critic ... at January 18, 2016 12:02 AM (AoK0a)

189 BTW, any Hordlings here have any experience with a CPAP? I've got a sleep study next Saturday night, but it's a certainty that my future is being a "hose head." Any advice or recommendations are welcome.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 17, 2016 11:57 PM (GUBah)

If you suffer from sleep apnea, the hose will be your best friend! I have used a CPAP for 13 years now.

Alternatives are rotor rooter job on the nose and scooping out the back of your throat. I have considered the surgeries so as not to be dependent on the CPAP. But for now I'm staying with the CPAP.

BTW, if you need a machine, get the one that automatically adjusts the pressure to your sinus condition. During allergy season this is a must for me.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:03 AM (rXkis)

190 #126: Oh, that reminds me of a funny moment way back when I worked in the mailroom of my office.

We got a new issue of the International Male catalog, and a female coworker asked me if I wanted to take a look at it. I said, "Sure, I need to replace my pink mesh tank-top and yellow leather pants with the butt-cheeks cut out. I've worn out that outfit clubbing, you know."

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 18, 2016 12:03 AM (0OG8D)

191 BTW, any Hordlings here have any experience with a CPAP? I've got a sleep study next Saturday night, but it's a certainty that my future is being a "hose head." Any advice or recommendations are welcome.

-
Embrace it. It's kind of a pain in the ads but good sleep is worth it. I kinda like it now. I can completely cover my head with pillows so no light or sound gets in and sleep away. I'd probably go with the type that has a heated water reservoir because dry mouth can be a problem. Also known as nose hose and snorkelator.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2016 12:03 AM (Nwg0u)

192 redbanzai,

As a follow-up from yesterday, I have no idea why researchers would want to produce hen's teeth. I have generally be unconcerned about genetic research and modification but things like that do give me some pause in acceptance. I suppose it is because they could and probably came to mind as a goal via the expression.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 18, 2016 12:04 AM (NUqwG)

193 186 The argument that guys can't have an opinion about whether babies should be slaughtered wholesale has always amazed me, though.

That's Neal Boortz's opinion.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 18, 2016 12:01 AM (FkBIv)

He's a raging, disingenuous jackass on the subject of abortion. It's why I quit listening to his show.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:04 AM (kpqmD)

194 Hell, I'm a heterosexual male and I'd marry him too.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 17, 2016 11:53 PM (kpqmD)

I know right... a guy who is apologetically competent is hard to resist.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:04 AM (NPofj)

195 Also, most abortionists are men. Why are they allowed a say?
Posted by: andycanuck

They vote the right way and they do the dirty work for the communist left.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 18, 2016 12:05 AM (89T5c)

196 I can't believe this...but on the Dems side, I am actually rooting for Hillary.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 12:05 AM (F5hTl)

197 Kate Upton in Motion ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688413665419210753

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688414108727808000

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688414526274940928

Posted by: kbdabear at January 18, 2016 12:05 AM (Zvd0D)

198 Matter also exhibits wave-particle duality.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:05 AM (MQEz6)

199 I'd probably go with the type that has a heated
water reservoir because dry mouth can be a problem. Also known as nose
hose and snorkelator.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2016 12:03 AM (Nwg0u)


"Mars Throat" is a real thing, then?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 18, 2016 12:05 AM (q2o38)

200 >>>Don't sweat wave-particle duality. It's not
either-or. There is the stuff that exists in this other stuff called
spacetime. That stuff has properties, depending on what interactions are
involved, that can look like a point particle, or can look like a wave.

It is spread out, yet point-like, depending. Wave or particle
are just descriptors. What the stuff is that makes all the universe,
well, who the fuck knows. Physics is just about how it behaves. What
rules does it follow.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 17, 2016 11:57 PM (dvuhZ)<<<




We find the cis-normative view of particles to very microfemto-aggressive.

Posted by: other parti-kin at January 18, 2016 12:06 AM (H9MG5)

201 As a follow-up from yesterday, I have no idea why
researchers would want to produce hen's teeth. I have generally be
unconcerned about genetic research and modification but things like that
do give me some pause in acceptance. I suppose it is because they could
and probably came to mind as a goal via the expression.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 18, 2016 12:04 AM (NUqwG)

That is mad scientist territory.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:06 AM (NPofj)

202 Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)


The funny thing is that they didn't even go there, even though the white knight for the abortion Barbie I initially starting arguing with took the time to look through my tweets to see that I support Cruz, he decided to ignore the exchange I had with Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) about meeting our bio mothers. I guess (surprisingly) that was a bridge too far, even for death cultists.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:06 AM (GUBah)

203 *As far as the device, I prefer the nasal pillows to the mask.*

And the HQ puts me on some knowledge again.

I have never heard of the nasal pillows. Must research this. Thanks.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:07 AM (rXkis)

204 Moar Kate Upton in Motion ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688414769687179264

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688415712726089728

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/688415996177190913

Posted by: kbdabear at January 18, 2016 12:07 AM (Zvd0D)

205 196
I can't believe this...but on the Dems side, I am actually rooting for Hillary.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 12:05 AM (F5hTl)


Hillary is despised by a good portion of the population. She'll have a hard time winning the general election. Sanders, on the other hand... he's a lot more of an unknown, and they're going to build him up to try to make him sound like some kind of culture hero, instead of the America-hating radical Marxist that he really is.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 12:07 AM (HalrA)

206 due to a format change at Egotastic last year, the nude pictures are now on a separate sub-site with no censored preview...

Bless their hearts

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 12:08 AM (1/EV0)

207 NOT apologetically ... UNapologetically... stupid autocorrection.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:08 AM (NPofj)

208 Every baby has a father as well as a mother so why shouldn't men have an opinion?

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)



And to add to that, I left an ex-fiance because she got an abortion and told me I had no input into the decision.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:08 AM (GUBah)

209 171
BTW, any Hordlings here have any experience with a CPAP? I've got a
sleep study next Saturday night, but it's a certainty that my future is
being a "hose head." Any advice or recommendations are welcome.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 17, 2016 11:57 PM (GUBah)


1. Get the right mask for you, not just the first one they give you. If I don't use a full-face mask, I hiss like a teakettle all night.

2. The number of apneas will start to decrease at a setting like "9". At "10", they might be reduced by 35%. At "11", they might be reduced by 75%, and at "12", maybe 95%. Get a copy of the report, read and understand it, and make sure the doc prescribes the "12" instead of the "10" or "11".

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)

210 Hey everybody.

Well, interesting Twitter night. Adam Baldwin and some others were challenging tweets from Don Cheadle (it's apparently really him, was a verified account) and Mark Ruffalo (ditto). Cheadle was calling the Oscar voting racist, Ruffalo is of course screaming for Republican blood in the matter of Flint's water.

Anyhoo I posted to Adam and others, "notice 'liberal' actors never post facts to back up their BS, just throw shit and run away."

To my everloving surprise, Cheadle (or his Twitter flunky) responded. "What facts would you like?"

I responded "Thanks for responding. How about your proofs of racism on the part of Oscar voters?"

Well, that was almost half an hour ago and no response.

In the meantime, I've gotten over five retweets/faves on my follow-up post re Ruffalo, "I've never seen a tweet of [his] that wasn't bristling with hatred for conservatives. Just another Stalinist."

Glad I'm getting traction on Twitter, but if I ever sell a script in Hollywood, I'm probably gonna have to change my name.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:09 AM (ntObR)

211 And to add to that, I left an ex-fiance because she got an abortion and told me I had no input into the decision.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:08 AM (GUBah)


Sounds like you dodged a bullet, there.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 12:09 AM (HalrA)

212 Matter also exhibits wave-particle duality.

I been sniffing glue so...mind blown.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2016 12:10 AM (qUNWi)

213 #126: Oh, that reminds me of a funny moment way back when I worked in the mailroom of my office.

We
got a new issue of the International Male catalog, and a female
coworker asked me if I wanted to take a look at it. I said, "Sure, I
need to replace my pink mesh tank-top and yellow leather pants with the
butt-cheeks cut out. I've worn out that outfit clubbing, you know."




Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 18, 2016 12:03AM


I know, right? *fist bump*


Posted by: otho at January 18, 2016 12:10 AM (EWg9n)

214
192 redbanzai,

As a follow-up from yesterday, I have no idea why researchers would want to produce hen's teeth. I have generally be unconcerned about genetic research and modification but things like that do give me some pause in acceptance. I suppose it is because they could and probably came to mind as a goal via the expression.
Posted by: RioBravo at January 18, 2016 12:04 AM (NUqwG)

Birds are dinosaurs and their ancestors had fully formed jaws loaded with teeth. Birds still have the genes for such anatomy, but they are turned off. Hypothetically, you could turn those genes and other ones back on and reconstitute a long lost form of dinosaur.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:10 AM (MQEz6)

215 203 *As far as the device, I prefer the nasal pillows to the mask.*

And the HQ puts me on some knowledge again.

I have never heard of the nasal pillows. Must research this. Thanks.
Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:07 AM (rXkis)

You betcha. I find it WAY more comfortable and much less obtrusive.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:10 AM (kpqmD)

216 #186: No woman who would have my baby slaughtered out of convenience will ever touch my dick.

Oh, God, I'm so lonely...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 18, 2016 12:10 AM (0OG8D)

217 How about "Darles Chickens", qdpsteve?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2016 12:11 AM (DLIIY)

218 Hillary was asked to night if she would seek Bill's counsel on economics. As though Bill had anything to do with economically decent times.

What they didn't ask her, was if she would consult Bill about the war on women.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 18, 2016 12:11 AM (n22zQ)

219 I suppose if scientists can trigger chickens to grow teeth, they could trigger tooth growth in adult humans.

There are stories about people getting a third set of teeth in adulthood, it would be nice to ditch the amalgam filled ones that have gum erosion and are worn down and stained for brand new pearly-whites.

I have been hoping for bio-implants, but so far none.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 18, 2016 12:12 AM (q2o38)

220 @205

Agreed...and I guess...while I think Bernie is too much of a nut to be elected- listening to him speak...he is just plain dangerous. And, if there is even a CHANCE he could be elected in the general, that's just not something I would be willing to take a chance on.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 12:12 AM (F5hTl)

221 #213: Bro-bump!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 18, 2016 12:12 AM (0OG8D)

222 Naw, let Bernie get the nom. Let's have this election to be a commie against a capitalist.

No nuance. Straight opposite poles.

Let's find out how bad/good a job the Educational System has done. (bad/good depending on you're particular politics.)

Much better than have this argument again just because people will say Hillary didn't have a chance because woman, cankles, sexism, cackles, despicable harridan.

Bernies a likeable guy. Who a nut case and Trumps a bragging billionaire.

Let's switch their deodorant and see if they notice.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 18, 2016 12:13 AM (Xo1Rt)

223 Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:03 AM (rXkis)


Yep, diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea. The home oximeter eval showed my O2 saturation was dropping as low as 70% during sleep. I'm actually looking forward to the hose...I'm that desperate for a good night's sleep.

I'll see what I can do to get one that auto-adjusts. My other concern is getting one that runs on 12V power. Fortunately, a friend recommended the Transcend, and it seems the CPAP forums are mostly backing that up.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:13 AM (GUBah)

224 Oh, God, I'm so lonely...


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 18, 2016 12:10 AM (0OG8D)


There's worse things than being alone. Being in a bad relationship, for instance.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 12:13 AM (HalrA)

225 Country Singer that's horrible.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 18, 2016 12:13 AM (89T5c)

226 andycanuck, LOL.

Actually I have some names I think I can use. For instance, I found out the name I would have gotten if I hadn't been adopted at a week old. I could use that one. I also know some of the names my adoptive parents *almost* gave me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:13 AM (ntObR)

227 I'll have to check out the nasal pillows too then. I stopped using my CPAP years ago, despite it working, because I was pissed at the permanent cut on the bridge of my nose (despite having a gel nasal mask), and using a padded strip on my nose.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2016 12:14 AM (DLIIY)

228 Hypothetically, you could turn those genes and other ones back on and reconstitute a long lost form of dinosaur.
Posted by: eman


A turned on chicken becomes a dinosaur.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 18, 2016 12:14 AM (FkBIv)

229 208 Every baby has a father as well as a mother so why shouldn't men have an opinion?

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)


And to add to that, I left an ex-fiance because she got an abortion and told me I had no input into the decision.
Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:08 AM (GUBah)

Holy shit. I can only imagine how you must have felt.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:15 AM (kpqmD)

230 What Cato said.

Read some of the non-crazy men's rights sites. Turns out they have a lot of stories of men dating women who turned out to be crazy.

And you especially don't want to have kids with a crazy woman.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

231 >>>As a follow-up from yesterday, I have no idea why
researchers would want to produce hen's teeth. I have generally be
unconcerned about genetic research and modification but things like that
do give me some pause in acceptance. I suppose it is because they could
and probably came to mind as a goal via the expression.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 18, 2016 12:04 AM (NUqwG)



Birds are dinosaurs and their ancestors had fully formed jaws loaded
with teeth. Birds still have the genes for such anatomy, but they are
turned off. Hypothetically, you could turn those genes and other ones
back on and reconstitute a long lost form of dinosaur.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:10 AM (MQEz6)<<<




I, uh, can't think of, uh, anything that could possible go wrong here.

Posted by: Dr. Ian Malcolm at January 18, 2016 12:16 AM (H9MG5)

232 Cruz would rip Bernie to shreds.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:16 AM (MQEz6)

233 Yes, gravity bends inertial paths in spacetime, and everything gets bent.

Funny thing, the acceleration of a light path is 2g, twice the acceleration of a spherical mass in the Newtonian limit. That "twice Newton" bending of light was what Eddington observed in famous 1918 solar eclipse observations that was an acid test for General Relativity.

While it's just a coordinate story, in Schwarzschild coordinates about a spherical mass distribution, you can say half the acceleration is due to "time curvature" and the other half is due to spatial curvature. Light is traveling so damn fast that spatial curvature becomes significant even in weak gravitational fields.

You can think of the reason you fall is because of time curvature. At that low speed limit, spatial curvature is insignificant. Your future is "bent" towards the center of the earth.




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 12:16 AM (dvuhZ)

234 And to add to that, I left an ex-fiance because she got an abortion and told me I had no input into the decision.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:08 AM (GUBah)


Sounds like you dodged a bullet, there.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 12:09 AM (HalrA)

I concur with Cato, Country Singer. That is really fucked up.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:17 AM (NPofj)

235 A turned on chicken becomes a dinosaur.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 18, 2016 12:14 AM (FkBIv)


"welcome to Jurassic Grill, My name is Amanda and don't get the Raptor-Salad sandwich because it always seems to taste of tourist"

Posted by: Kindltot at January 18, 2016 12:17 AM (q2o38)

236 Oh it was all fun and games before...

... now it's time for payback!

Posted by: The Chicken... now with teeth at January 18, 2016 12:18 AM (H9MG5)

237 Note, that Streak Eagle flew in 1975.

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 12:18 AM (1/EV0)

238 224 Oh, God, I'm so lonely...


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 18, 2016 12:10 AM (0OG8D)

Join the club, brother.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:19 AM (kpqmD)

239 I'm at the point where I'd rather have Hilary as the candidate. Bernie excites the base, she only excites post-menopausal bints who refer to their cats as their "kiddens." If (when) there's a stock market crash say late September, people are going to want to vote for the guy who promises to punish the bankers & Wall Street types instead of the woman who is in deep with them.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 18, 2016 12:19 AM (7qAYi)

240
To my everloving surprise, Cheadle (or his Twitter flunky) responded. "What facts would you like?"

I responded "Thanks for responding. How about your proofs of racism on the part of Oscar voters?"

Well, that was almost half an hour ago and no response.


Yeah uh aren't the Oscar voters directors actors and producers? You should have asked him which friends and people he works with that are overwhelmingly good little liberals are racists?

Posted by: buzzion at January 18, 2016 12:19 AM (zt+N6)

241 Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)



Cool, thanks for the advice.


Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:01 AM (kpqmD)


I don't have any specific questions at this point...I'm thinking I'll roll with whatever is handed to me at first, either mask or pillows, and go from there. From what I've read so far, getting the right fit is a big key, so I suppose I might be experimenting for some time.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:20 AM (GUBah)

242 I'd like scientists to figure out a way to grow teeth in a lab. Imagine mass producing blocks of ivory.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 18, 2016 12:20 AM (fC9RO)

243 I thought the taste varied from person to person?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2016 12:20 AM (DLIIY)

244 @222 be careful for what you wish for

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 18, 2016 12:21 AM (voOPb)

245 A turned on chicken becomes a dinosaur.

And I'm sure the Japanese have made pron about that.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 18, 2016 12:21 AM (7qAYi)

246 I thought the taste varied from person to person?
Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2016 12:20 AM (DLIIY)
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It really depends on whether it is dark meat or light meat.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 18, 2016 12:22 AM (NUqwG)

247 We find the cis-normative view of particles to very microfemto-aggressive.

Posted by: other parti-kin at January 18, 2016 12:06 AM (H9MG5)


Particle accellerators prove that sometimes a particle can turn into another partcle, or even multiple particles, thus proving that particle identity is genderfluid and can host a multiple system.

The science is settled H8rz!!1!

Posted by: Critical Particle Theory Super-Scientist at January 18, 2016 12:22 AM (vBeA5)

248 What they didn't ask her, was if she would consult Bill about the war on women.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 18, 2016 12:11 AM

And the media would never bother.

I'm back home from a reunion w/ old college friends. We actually stayed up till 3:15, not done that for a long time.

Wife had a big turkey dinner cooking when I got home. Due to circumstances we never had a turkey over the holidays.

yummmmy

Posted by: Farmer at January 18, 2016 12:22 AM (o/90i)

249 buzzion, that would also have been good. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

250 I thought the taste varied from person to person?

Classical, Metal, Jazz, Country, Western, Barbershop Quartet, Rock, Soft Rock, Bubblegum rock, Progressive ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at January 18, 2016 12:22 AM (AoK0a)

251 OK, you two. Minus large amounts of gravity light will generally travel in a straight line. In fact, the large amounts of gravity are bending space and the light just travels through the space. Hat, you're just being pedantic. :-)
And the wave/particle quantum mechanics is getting a lot deeper than just light pollution.
*trigger warning! at this rate there will be math*

Posted by: Old Blue at January 18, 2016 12:22 AM (9iR5/)

252 1975 --> 41 Years; 41 years before 1975 was 1934 when the airspeed record was 192 mph

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 12:23 AM (1/EV0)

253 223 Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:03 AM (rXkis)


Yep, diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea. The home oximeter eval showed my O2 saturation was dropping as low as 70% during sleep. I'm actually looking forward to the hose...I'm that desperate for a good night's sleep.

I'll see what I can do to get one that auto-adjusts. My other concern is getting one that runs on 12V power. Fortunately, a friend recommended the Transcend, and it seems the CPAP forums are mostly backing that up.
Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:13 AM (GUBah)

It may take a week or two to get used to it. It's a bit weird at first and you might not sleep all that well initially but stick it out and you should be OK.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:23 AM (kpqmD)

254 232 Cruz would rip Bernie to shreds.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:16 AM (MQEz6)

You mean those viral Facebook videos with "Watch Bernie DESTROY Ted Cruz" might be a bit delusional?

Posted by: kbdabear at January 18, 2016 12:24 AM (Zvd0D)

255
I thought the taste varied from person to person?
Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2016 12:20 AM (DLIIY)


Well, that's part of the problem. The chef can't easily determine the amount of pickle and mustard to add, tourists just aren't uniform.

Posted by: Amanda fron Jurassic Grill at January 18, 2016 12:25 AM (q2o38)

256 More bullshit from Politico:

If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They're white? They're poor? They're uneducated?

You'd be wrong.

In fact, I've found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump - and it's not race, income or education levels: It's authoritarianism.
That's right, Trump's electoral strength - and his staying power - have been buoyed, above all, by Americans with authoritarian inclinations. And because of the prevalence of authoritarians in the American electorate, among Democrats as well as Republicans, it's very possible that Trump's fan base will continue to grow.


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As opposed to great respect Obozo, Sanders, Hillary and the rest have for individual liberty.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2016 12:25 AM (Nwg0u)

257 I don't have any specific questions at this point...I'm thinking I'll roll with whatever is handed to me at first, either mask or pillows, and go from there. From what I've read so far, getting the right fit is a big key, so I suppose I might be experimenting for some time.

Yes, it is. It can take some trial and error to get the sweet spot of maximum functionality and comfort.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:26 AM (kpqmD)

258 Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2016 12:14 AM (DLIIY)

My 1st mask was a gel construction. I gave it back after 3 days because it wore a blister / scab on the bridge of my nose.

I went with a lip seal style mask with positive pressure seal design. This worked very well for 5 years.

I am now 1 year past the expiration date on my current mask because the tech that sold this to me said it was the last one they had, the model had been discontinued. In fact, I saved the worn out mask for emergency backup.

I used to travel a lot for the job (60 nights a year) so having something that was transportable was necessary. Since I'm due for an upgrade on the CPAP anyway I will ask about the pillow mentioned earlier and keep the current machine for travel, as needed.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:26 AM (rXkis)

259 142
Been thinking a lot about the trip to Chicago last year, visiting in-laws, staying at friends' houses. Democrats almost exclusively, and one of the houses we stayed at our hosts were genuine Communists. All very friendly, nice, amiable people, as a rule.

Posted by: mindful webworker - American by birth and choice at January 17, 2016 11:46 PM (ACs5


I cannot tolerate people like that. I have ruthlessly cut off all ties with them. They are the enemy, and I must steel myself to be able to kill them in cold blood someday.

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 12:26 AM (sdi6R)

260 253
223 Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:03 AM (rXkis)





Yep, diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea. The home
oximeter eval showed my O2 saturation was dropping as low as 70% during
sleep. I'm actually looking forward to the hose...I'm that desperate for
a good night's sleep.



I'll see what I can do to get one that auto-adjusts. My other
concern is getting one that runs on 12V power. Fortunately, a friend
recommended the Transcend, and it seems the CPAP forums are mostly
backing that up.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:13 AM (GUBah)



It may take a week or two to get used to it. It's a bit weird at
first and you might not sleep all that well initially but stick it out
and you should be OK.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:23 AM (kpqmD)


Took me about a month to get over it -- then, again, I have a very high pressure. Every morning, it felt like I'd been kicked in the chest by a mule.....from the inside. After about a month though, that ache gradually went away.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 12:26 AM (EzgxV)

261 "Note, that Streak Eagle flew in 1975."

It says something not very flattering about nowadays when we have to look back nostalgically to one of the most utterly pathetic decades in all of American history to scavenge a few rare accomplishments therefrom.

Although given that we're still reliant on the Russians to get us to and from the ISS, perhaps a revival of Apollo-Soyuz nostalgia is next.

And further speaking of '75, lots of echoes of the _Mayaguez_ crisis in what just went on with the seizure of U.S. sailors last week.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 18, 2016 12:27 AM (noWW6)

262 "And you especially don't want to have kids with a crazy woman."

Sigh. If only there were another way.

Posted by: navybrat at January 18, 2016 12:27 AM (8QGte)

263 Re: the ex-fiance and her abortion.

Yeah, it was a gut shot when she announced that to me. It's my understanding that since then, she's become pretty hard-core conservative, so I'm guessing there may be some regrets on her part. Even with all that, she's still one of the ones for me that "got away."

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:28 AM (GUBah)

264 Snark, I can kind of understand/believe that about Trump supporters, and it's good that the author acknowledged authoritarianism is a problem on both sides.

A lot of people out there (including me) believed that by being good little boys and girls who compromise, they're at a point right now where they've finally been compromised into utter irrelevancy. That's not a good feeling.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:28 AM (ntObR)

265 254 232 Cruz would rip Bernie to shreds.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:16 AM (MQEz6)

You mean those viral Facebook videos with "Watch Bernie DESTROY Ted Cruz" might be a bit delusional?
Posted by: kbdabear at January 18, 2016 12:24 AM (Zvd0D)
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Bernie Sanders is Grandpa Simpson with Stalinist sympathies.

That he has any supporters at all is the proof of the political corollary of Rule 34

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:28 AM (/33sy)

266 "I am now 1 year past the expiration date on my current mask because the
tech that sold this to me said it was the last one they had, the model
had been discontinued. In fact, I saved the worn out mask for emergency
backup."

A fairly amazing amount of obsolete back-stock medical equipment ends up on ebay these days. Don't tell the FDA.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 18, 2016 12:28 AM (noWW6)

267 Read some of the non-crazy men's rights sites. Turns
out they have a lot of stories of men dating women who turned out to be
crazy.



And you especially don't want to have kids with a crazy woman.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)


You have no idea how right you are. One of my first girlfriends was crazy, we're talking full spectrum of Leftist identity issues, and I used to be such a mush-headed product of the Lefty education system that I tolerated the intolerable for way too long. It was only when she decided that her special snowflake identity was as a vampire that my reason started to reassert itself. I had to pretend to convert to an evangelical form of Christianity to get her to stop stalking me.



I learned three important things. One, call it like you see it. Tolerance be damned, if a thing is bullshit, say so. Two, stay away from the crazies. Three, if you get a crazy attached to you anyway, become something they hate to be around but not to a level where they're likely to murder you.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 12:29 AM (HalrA)

268 I'll get really pedantic. Gravity curves *spacetime*, not space, not time. It curves spacetime. The mixture of the two. Seperating spacetime into space and time is just a coordinate choice. However, there is invariance there, in the notion of spacelike and timelike.

In a spacetime, three axes are spacelike and one is timelike. Your coordinate choice can mix them up, but there is always spacelike and timelike.

Sitting up on the Moon, the "direction of time" is a bent by a tiny amount relative to the direction of time on the surface of the earth. And this direction is a 4D, non-Euclidean sense.

Why way does time point? Why towards the future. And curvature causes different observer's time to point in different directions in that 4D tapestry known as spacetime.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 12:29 AM (dvuhZ)

269 I thought the gravity lensing had to do with light finding the shortest or quickest path?
I remember Feinman writing about the refraction of light on a highway being because the light is finding the quickest path.

And, no, I really don't know what I am talking about.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 18, 2016 12:29 AM (q2o38)

270 Hell, I'm a heterosexual male and I'd marry him too.
Posted by: Insomniac
------------------
Pervert...

Posted by: Chi at January 18, 2016 12:30 AM (BB+7x)

271 Cato, yup and thanks.

There's women out there who, if you try to break up with them, or even try to rectify their narcisisstic behavior, will go straight to the police with abuse stories and rape allegations.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:31 AM (ntObR)

272 262 "And you especially don't want to have kids with a crazy woman."

Sigh. If only there were another way.
Posted by: navybrat at January 18, 2016 12:27 AM (8QGte)

The problem is when they're quite adept at hiding the crazy until it's too late.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:31 AM (kpqmD)

273 In fact, I've found a single statistically
significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump - and it's
not race, income or education levels: It's authoritarianism.

That's right, Trump's electoral strength - and his staying power -
have been buoyed, above all, by Americans with authoritarian
inclinations. And because of the prevalence of authoritarians in the
American electorate, among Democrats as well as Republicans, it's very
possible that Trump's fan base will continue to grow.





-

As opposed to great respect Obozo, Sanders, Hillary and the rest have for individual liberty.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2016 12:25 AM (Nwg0u)

Wow... that would be what you call it.... PROJECTION.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:31 AM (NPofj)

274 One thing I've learned:

In society today, if you have kids with a woman, you are de facto joined to that woman for the rest of your life, period. Even if the result isn't *called* marriage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:34 AM (ntObR)

275 Posted by: torquewrench at January 18, 2016 12:28 AM (noWW6)

Damnit. I always forget about the options.

Thanks torquewrench for the reminder.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:34 AM (rXkis)

276 There's women out there who, if you try to break
up with them, or even try to rectify their narcisisstic behavior, will
go straight to the police with abuse stories and rape allegations.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:31 AM (ntObR)


I'm just glad I never had to deal with that shit. I had friends that it happened to, and another who actually married a crazy and had a long and drawn out divorce and custody battle. It took the state years to realize that the mother was an incompetent parent (after many incidents that endangered the children) and give him full custody.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 12:34 AM (HalrA)

277 "Took me about a month to get over it -- then, again, I have a very high pressure. Every morning, it felt like I'd been kicked in the chest by a mule.....from the inside. After about a month though, that ache gradually went away."

Ouch. I didn't have that issue, but I have a milder case. Having a foreign object attached to my face took some getting used to.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:34 AM (kpqmD)

278 269: Oh yes, you can view the path as the "shortest path". There are many different ways to describe things. The curvature of spacetime changes what the "shortest path" is.

The gravitational effect on light (and all EM radiation) in the earth's gravitational field is so low as to be insignificant. The Sun's effect on starlight is enough to detect, and was back in 1918.

The effect of the earth's field on clock rates is significant, but "spatial curvature" of light beams is insignifcant.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 12:34 AM (dvuhZ)

279 And you especially don't want to have kids with a crazy woman."



Sigh. If only there were another way.

Posted by: navybrat at January 18, 2016 12:27 AM (8QGte)



The problem is when they're quite adept at hiding the crazy until it's too late.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:31 AM (kpqmD)

Meh, women are not as adept at hiding the crazy as men think... its just that all your blood is nowhere near your brain when you meet a woman you like.

The answer is to get a non-crazy woman that you know and trust to meet any possible paramour. We all have crazy drama chick radar and full use of non-lust blinded faculties.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:36 AM (NPofj)

280 270 Hell, I'm a heterosexual male and I'd marry him too.
Posted by: Insomniac
------------------
Pervert...
Posted by: Chi at January 18, 2016 12:30 AM (BB+7x)

Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:36 AM (kpqmD)

281 277 "Took me about a month to get over it -- then, again, I have a very high pressure. Every morning, it felt like I'd been kicked in the chest by a mule.....from the inside. After about a month though, that ache gradually went away."

Ouch. I didn't have that issue, but I have a milder case. Having a foreign object attached to my face took some getting used to.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:34 AM (kpqmD)
***
You guys talkin' CPAP, or is this the Xenomorph Survivors' support group?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:36 AM (/33sy)

282 I'm a single lady of child-bearing years....

how YOU doin?

Lol.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 12:37 AM (F5hTl)

283 Yeah, they're gay.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 17, 2016 11:34 PM (0OG8D)

This is news to somebody???

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 12:37 AM (C3E0x)

284 You guys talkin' CPAP, or is this the Xenomorph Survivors' support group?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:36 AM (/33sy)



I'm having requested CPAP advice dispensed. Looks like I'm joining the hose head club next week.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:37 AM (GUBah)

285 The answer is to get a non-crazy woman that you know and trust to meet any possible paramour. We all have crazy drama chick radar and full use of non-lust blinded faculties.
Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:36 AM (NPofj)
***
And.....a guy who has a chick with him is far likelier to have more than one chick with him in the near future.

Just a fact - I can adduce any number of theories for it, but don't care to try.

Wanna look more appealing to women? Have one (or more) with you when you go hunting.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:38 AM (/33sy)

286
The effect of the earth's field on clock rates is significant, but "spatial curvature" of light beams is insignifcant.


Posted by: publius


Depends on what your trying to do. If your trying to pass entangled pairs long distances, I think it matters.

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 12:38 AM (1/EV0)

287 Yup, Obama and Trump are two sides of the same coin.


Posted by: Ralph at January 18, 2016 12:38 AM (mmU7u)

288 281 277 "Took me about a month to get over it -- then, again, I have a very high pressure. Every morning, it felt like I'd been kicked in the chest by a mule.....from the inside. After about a month though, that ache gradually went away."

Ouch. I didn't have that issue, but I have a milder case. Having a foreign object attached to my face took some getting used to.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:34 AM (kpqmD)
***
You guys talkin' CPAP, or is this the Xenomorph Survivors' support group?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:36 AM (/33sy)

There's a significant amount of overlap.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:38 AM (kpqmD)

289 The answer is to get a non-crazy woman that you know and trust to meet any possible paramour. We all have crazy drama chick radar and full use of non-lust blinded faculties.

Men and women can't be friends. This was scientifically proven in When Harry Met Sally.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2016 12:38 AM (qUNWi)

290 The answer is to get a non-crazy woman that you know and trust to meet any possible paramour. We all have crazy drama chick radar and full use of non-lust blinded faculties.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:36 AM (NPofj)



To repost a video that has been on the HQ previously:

https://youtu.be/vwbKYcBdVyk

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:39 AM (GUBah)

291 Publius... where is the love for light cone string field theory?

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:40 AM (NPofj)

292 No man is worth losing your self-respect (or mind) over.

Posted by: SMFH at January 18, 2016 12:40 AM (ahx2/)

293 Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:36 AM (NPofj)

As I have no prospective paramours I won't be in need of those services.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:40 AM (kpqmD)

294 There's a significant amount of overlap.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:38 AM (kpqmD)
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So, which one has the better chicks, coffee, and pastries? 'Cause that's all I'm here for.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:40 AM (/33sy)

295 Torquewrench, I just reread my last comment and want to make sure you understand it was not meant sarcastically. Sometimes I fail to communicate accurately.

I have not been on ebay for 5+ years. I did not consider that as an option.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:41 AM (rXkis)

296 Wanna look more appealing to women? Have one (or more) with you when you go hunting.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:38 AM (/33sy)



Well that's a Catch-22: I'm not gay! HTF am supposed to pull that off?

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:41 AM (GUBah)

297 Hmm Cruz wins by decision, as discussed in the prefight trash talk

Posted by: Methos at January 18, 2016 12:41 AM (ZbV+0)

298 Light travels through doacetime and is obligated to follow the shape or ath of spacetime.

The light is not being bent. The spacetime through which it travels is being bent, by gravity.

Actually, gravity is the bending of spacetime and the force of gravity is the effect of that bending.

Then you can consider that in physics forces are carried by particles. The electromagnetic force is carried by the photon, for example. So you can also describe gravity as an exchange of gravitational force particles, called gravitons.

This is one of the reasons I became a chemist, not a physicist.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:41 AM (MQEz6)

299 I know I've said it before, but I *really* recommend this site to everyone:

www.avoiceformen.com

Yes, there's some crazy men there who think women shouldn't even be allowed to vote. But overall, it's been quite the eye-opener about the damage feminism has done to men, women, and western civilization overall.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:42 AM (ntObR)

300 292 No man OR WOMAN is worth losing your self-respect (or mind) over.
Posted by: SMFH at January 18, 2016 12:40 AM (ahx2/)

Just to keep things accurate and inclusive 'n shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:42 AM (kpqmD)

301 Well that's a Catch-22: I'm not gay! HTF am supposed to pull that off?
Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:41 AM (GUBah)
***
C'mon! You gotta have one female friend who's not hideous who'll tag along for a drink or what have you?

That's all it takes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:42 AM (/33sy)

302 bloody typos

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:42 AM (MQEz6)

303 301 Well that's a Catch-22: I'm not gay! HTF am supposed to pull that off?
Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:41 AM (GUBah)
***
C'mon! You gotta have one female friend who's not hideous who'll tag along for a drink or what have you?

That's all it takes.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:42 AM (/33sy)
***
I'd advise against 'rentals' as a substitute, though.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:43 AM (/33sy)

304 Publius, if you ever decide to hold any online classes for Physics for Dummies, let me know. I'll be the first to sign up.
I know just enough to be dangerous.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 18, 2016 12:43 AM (9iR5/)

305 301 Well that's a Catch-22: I'm not gay! HTF am supposed to pull that off?
Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:41 AM (GUBah)
***
C'mon! You gotta have one female friend who's not hideous who'll tag along for a drink or what have you?

That's all it takes.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:42 AM (/33sy)

I don't.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:44 AM (kpqmD)

306 To repost a video that has been on the HQ previously:



https://youtu.be/vwbKYcBdVyk

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:39 AM (GUBah)



LOL... there is a lot of dead weight loss on that chart.



This is the dangerzone... it has your redheads, your strippers and anyone named Tiffany <snort>

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:44 AM (NPofj)

307 Coffee and pastries. Yum.

I still receive $6.34 a month for child support. Kidlet is 34.

That is why I quit picken.

Posted by: Infidel at January 18, 2016 12:44 AM (gOViX)

308 *nods at Insomniac*

I stand corrected.

Posted by: SMFH at January 18, 2016 12:44 AM (ahx2/)

309 "Torquewrench, I just reread my last comment and want to make sure you understand it was not meant sarcastically."

No worries. Parsed as intended.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 18, 2016 12:44 AM (noWW6)

310 I don't.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:44 AM (kpqmD)
***
How old are you? I ask because my advice will vary based on age.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:45 AM (/33sy)

311 unicorn zone <double snort>

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 12:45 AM (NPofj)

312 C'mon! You gotta have one female friend who's not hideous who'll tag along for a drink or what have you?

That's all it takes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:42 AM (/33sy)



New job, new town. Still meeting people here. Gonna be lonely for awhile.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:46 AM (GUBah)

313 We just avoided a major bloodbath there.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2016 12:46 AM (qUNWi)

314
New job, new town. Still meeting people here. Gonna be lonely for awhile.
Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:46 AM (GUBah)
***
But a fresh start all around. Keep your eyes open - you will see, in a new environment, opportunities that the familiarity of your old life hid from you.

About to start a new gig, myself. Exciting times.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:47 AM (/33sy)

315 310 I don't.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:44 AM (kpqmD)
***
How old are you? I ask because my advice will vary based on age.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:45 AM (/33sy)

I'd rather not specify for several reasons. Let's just say I'm Generation X.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:48 AM (kpqmD)

316 Palpatine, that's just it.

I've found the hard way I can't get women of any stripe to have anything to do with me. I just give off a beta vibe I guess.

At this stage I'd love to just have attractive female friends, and that's all-- just friends-- no designs. But women won't stand for any kind of relationship at all with me, period.

Trying to be friends is what got me fired from my last job. I know, everyone's sick of hearing about it and I'm sorry, but I'm still bitter about it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

317 New job, new town. Still meeting people here.

Country Singer, are you anywhere near southeast OK?

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:48 AM (rXkis)

318 Since I'm not sure that men should be voting either I think I'm safe from trigger warnings at avoiceformen.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 18, 2016 12:49 AM (6FqZa)

319 The clips of the communist debate are terrifying!

Posted by: Infidel at January 18, 2016 12:49 AM (gOViX)

320 308 *nods at Insomniac*

I stand corrected.
Posted by: SMFH at January 18, 2016 12:44 AM (ahx2/)

You weren't wrong, just incomplete. :p

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:49 AM (kpqmD)

321 And my definition of "attractive" isn't "Mila Kunis and no one else." A woman can be large-sized and attractive, be a working person, etc. But again, they won't have me either. Just frustrating.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:49 AM (ntObR)

322 Oops. Screwed up my smilie.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:50 AM (kpqmD)

323 Gravitons. That is basically just postulated. If gravity is ever quantized. In General Relavitity, gravity is not a force. It's just geometry. Mass-energy "bends" inertial baths. The future of two blobs of mass some lies closer together. It's pure geometry.

Now, that's just an interpretation. (Equivalence Principle at work).

But so far, there have been no successful attempts to quanitize General Relativity and Gravity in the same way the other forces have been.

In Quantum Field Theory terms, you will see this described as because gravity is "spin 2". That is the "force carrier" particle, the postulated graviton, must be spin 2. In more classical terms, the difference is because EM (and the other forces) are "vector fields" (The notion of a "potential" is a vector. Gravity, however is not a vector field, but more complicated. It's a tensor field, a rank-2 tensor field.

A vector is just a rank-1 tensor. Note the analog between spin and tensor rank. That's not an accident.

It's that rank-2 nature of gravity (and the Equivalence Principle which demands it) that makes gravity so far impossible to quantitize.

Tomorrow, some genius who will be hailed as the next Einstein, may succeed, but so far quantitizing gravity has been a failure. There are deep problems with it, and you can read all the awful details. It's beyond me, I just can glimpse a little bit of the landscape.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 12:50 AM (dvuhZ)

324 Country Singer, are you anywhere near southeast OK?

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:48 AM (rXkis)



Nope, in the CSRA of Georgia. Although the potential exists that I may end up in SW OK someday.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:51 AM (GUBah)

325 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:48 AM (kpqmD)
***
No, that's good, that's good. If you were a snot-nosed Millennial, I'd not have much useful to tell you.

But you've got a few years under your belt; you;ve lived and done things.

Here's an idea that has worked for me and for others:

1) Crash parties at nice-ish hotels. Dress well, show up, and just float around. You won't meet too many people this way, but it'll build your confidence;

2) Crash tables at bars and restaurants. Don't ever approach a girl who's alone, or is with an obvious boyfriend. Look for a table with a few people who are obviously having a good time, and ask if you can join the table. It's hard to do the first time, but it's always a hoot.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:51 AM (/33sy)

326 a great wave of genome change

Better known as the Number Six Dance

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 18, 2016 12:51 AM (6FqZa)

327 Bill Clinton? That man has an IQ that's off the charts!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 18, 2016 12:52 AM (VdICR)

328 he's a lot more of an unknown, and they're going to build him up to try
to make him sound like some kind of culture hero, instead of the
America-hating radical Marxist that he really is.
-------------------------------------

And isn't that the story of Obama?

Posted by: Mega at January 18, 2016 12:52 AM (9Du4t)

329 DEATH ... BY SNU SNU!
*Kif whimpers*
Zap: What are you gay?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 18, 2016 12:54 AM (VdICR)

330 224 Oh, God, I'm so lonely...


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 18, 2016 12:10 AM (0OG8D)

Join the club, brother.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:19 AM (kpqmD)

Joker, joker, and a triple.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 12:54 AM (C3E0x)

331 I don't know how to tell crazy women from non-crazy women, and I've given up even trying.

I like my cats.

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 12:55 AM (sdi6R)

332 Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:51 AM (GUBah)

I grew up in SW OK. If you ever make it to God's country (anywhere in OK... ) let me know. 1st round is on me.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:55 AM (rXkis)

333 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:51 AM (/33sy)

I appreciate your suggestions, I really do - but I find suggestion 1 highly uncomfortable and suggestion 2 utterly terrifying.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:55 AM (kpqmD)

334 So did anyone watch any of that "25 hour event" on TBS Angie Tribeca? I saw a little bit and wasn't that impressed. Too much of Steve Carrell's voice coming out of the lead character.

Posted by: buzzion at January 18, 2016 12:55 AM (zt+N6)

335 @316

But, if what you are wanting is friendship and that's all, then what does it matter if they are male, female, attractive, or trolls?

We're all people, short, tall, big, small, pleasant-looking, or odd ducks alike.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 12:55 AM (F5hTl)

336 I grew up in SW OK. If you ever make it to God's country (anywhere in OK... ) let me know. 1st round is on me.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:55 AM (rXkis)



There's a high probability that I'll be in Lawton for business travel sooner or later, so I'll give you a holler.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:56 AM (GUBah)

337 Evening, Horde.

*pulls up virtual barstool, orders drink*

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 12:56 AM (RXfvh)

338 Been thinking a lot about the trip to Chicago last year, visiting in-laws, staying at friends' houses. Democrats almost exclusively, and one of the houses we stayed at our hosts were genuine Communists. All very friendly, nice, amiable people, as a rule.

Posted by: mindful webworker - American by birth and choice at January 17, 2016 11:46 PM (ACs5

I cannot tolerate people like that. I have ruthlessly cut off all ties with them. They are the enemy, and I must steel myself to be able to kill them in cold blood someday.

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 12:26 AM (sdi6R)

Will you be my friend?

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 12:57 AM (C3E0x)

339 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 12:50 AM (dvuhZ)

Yes, gravitons are still just hypothetical.

Yeah, a theory of quantum gravity remains elusive. It makes me wonder that we live in a kind of hybrid Universe where General Relativity and QM are not and never have been unified. It's sour grapes thinking, I know.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:57 AM (MQEz6)

340
There's a high probability that I'll be in Lawton for business travel sooner or later, so I'll give you a holler.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:56 AM (GUBah)

I grew up 30 miles east of Lawton. Dad still lives in the hometown. Sounds like a plan.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 12:58 AM (rXkis)

341 The crazy ones are sometimes hard to spot, but meeting the interested ones at all can be tricky. I look much younger than my actual age, which seems to be confusing the issue.

Met one a few weeks ago who seemed nice, but yes, there was a bit much of the crazy involved. Ah, well.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 12:59 AM (RXfvh)

342 tbodie, SW MO here. We're practically neighbors.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:00 AM (RXfvh)

343 I cannot tolerate people like that. I have ruthlessly cut off all ties with them. They are the enemy, and I must steel myself to be able to kill them in cold blood someday.

*****

Are you single?

Posted by: Infidel at January 18, 2016 01:01 AM (gOViX)

344 333 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:51 AM (/33sy)

I appreciate your suggestions, I really do - but I find suggestion 1 highly uncomfortable and suggestion 2 utterly terrifying.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 12:55 AM (kpqmD)
***
It might be you're just not ready yet to make the big break.

Me? It took a catastrophic divorce and a long bout of homelessness before I realized that because I had nothing, I had nothing to lose.

It was liberating and terrifying; I was sleeping in my car, showering at a gym, and still trying to maintain the facade all the while. And yet, I was more free than I'd ever been.

At a certain point, I realized I was capable of far more than I'd ever suspected - hardship will do that in a way that nothing else can.

My advice, in your case, would be to find a place you know and like - coffee house or what have you - and make yourself a friendly regular there.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:01 AM (/33sy)

345 Ya'll are talking about the single life, so I will throw my hat into the ring.

It's not all that easy for women either. Especially for someone like myself that a) doesn't like clubbing b) doesn't go to bars c) doesn't go to parties.

That's just not my thing.

My thing is cooking and baking and watching sports and the news in my pajamas and reading and doing crossword puzzles. That's not exactly the best way to meet a guy though.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:01 AM (F5hTl)

346 337 Evening, Horde.

*pulls up virtual barstool, orders drink*
Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 12:56 AM (RXfvh)

Barkeep, I'll have a hemlock and methanol.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:01 AM (kpqmD)

347 Too tired to even catch up on comments. Gonna head for bed and hope I don't dream of giant chickens with teeth porn.

Good night, Gracies!

Posted by: mindful webworker - expiring at January 18, 2016 01:02 AM (hgso/)

348 I have done plenty of fake-dating since retiring from real dating.

So much better!

No pressure, no awkwardness, no nervousness, no expectations. Just spending time with another human.

The other side of the coin is there is no nookie, but been there done that.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:02 AM (MQEz6)

349 Change of subject - watching the Australian Open, Caroline Wozniacki now on ESPN2. Hope she wins.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 01:02 AM (rXkis)

350 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 12:50 AM (dvuhZ)



Yes, gravitons are still just hypothetical.



Yeah, a theory of quantum gravity remains elusive. It makes me
wonder that we live in a kind of hybrid Universe where General
Relativity and QM are not and never have been unified. It's sour grapes
thinking, I know.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 12:57 AM (MQEz6)

As Paul said... we only see through a glass darkly now.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 01:03 AM (NPofj)

351 339: Actually I wonder about that as well. Spacetime and the stuff in spacetime (mass-energy-fields) may just be two different things.

Of course, there is coupling. Mass-energy affects spacetime (spacetime tells matter how to move, and matter tells spacetime how to curve). So they are coupled. So you'd think they could be brought together.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:03 AM (dvuhZ)

352 TickledPink, good point.

I try to be open-minded about everyone, I really do. And I do want to get involved in some activities this year. Who knows where things might lead.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:03 AM (ntObR)

353 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:01 AM (/33sy)

Good idea. That's definitely more my speed.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:03 AM (kpqmD)

354 Well that's a Catch-22: I'm not gay! HTF am supposed to pull that off?
Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:41 AM (GUBah)
***
C'mon! You gotta have one female friend who's not hideous who'll tag along for a drink or what have you?

That's all it takes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 12:42 AM (/33sy)

Not a one at this point.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:04 AM (C3E0x)

355
345 Ya'll are talking about the single life, so I will throw my hat into the ring.

It's not all that easy for women either. Especially for someone like myself that a) doesn't like clubbing b) doesn't go to bars c) doesn't go to parties.

That's just not my thing.

My thing is cooking and baking and watching sports and the news in my pajamas and reading and doing crossword puzzles. That's not exactly the best way to meet a guy though.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:01 AM (F5hTl)

Hmm, you sound like quite a catch, actually. You are right that such things make meeting others more difficult.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:05 AM (MQEz6)

356 yeah,

All this dating talk is making me queasy. I'm out.

Talk to y'all later.

Posted by: SMFH at January 18, 2016 01:05 AM (ahx2/)

357 Oh, before I fade... about hanging out with Dems & Commies last year... it was a funeral, folks. Not exactly able to "cut ties" or the right time to stomp people.

Also, we were infiltrating enemy territory and surrounded.

Daughter did have some interesting discussions with her cousins that weren't entirely unprofitable. Planting seeds.

Okay, good night again.

Posted by: mindful webworker - expiring at January 18, 2016 01:05 AM (hgso/)

358 356 yeah,

All this dating talk is making me queasy. I'm out.

Talk to y'all later.
Posted by: SMFH at January 18, 2016 01:05 AM (ahx2/)

Good night!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:06 AM (kpqmD)

359 353 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:01 AM (/33sy)

Good idea. That's definitely more my speed.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:03 AM (kpqmD)
***
Make the place your own - treat it like your living room - and your comfort level will rise.

And bear in mind that while you are there, others will be there, too, and at least one of those others might well have an interest. And in a comfortable, familiar environment, you'll be far likelier to notice it and do something about it.

Good hunting, sir!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:06 AM (/33sy)

360 Also, add to the mix that I am not "attractive" by most men's standards...I've pretty much given up on ever finding anyone.

I mean I have a great personality, intelligence in spades, am nice as pie, and was born to be a homemaker, that's just the temperament that I have.

But, I guess I will just be a Susie Homemaker for my dog.

The thing I don't get is...there seems to be someone for everyone, you know? I see women much uglier than me with men...cute men too. I see men who I consider to be very unattractive with very pretty women. I guess I just don't know what the trick is.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:07 AM (F5hTl)

361 Thinking about taking up frequent residence in a coffee house myself.

Or at least regular office hours. Who knows?

I for one find it much easier to meet people in person, rather than online. The conversation is so much less stilted that way.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:08 AM (RXfvh)

362 All this dating talk is making me queasy. I'm out.

Talk to y'all later.
Posted by: SMFH at January 18, 2016 01:05 AM (ahx2/)



Well, shit. I was thinking of trying to get SMFH to come down and be the MTT/OC for my mate hunting forays.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:09 AM (GUBah)

363 Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:00 AM (RXfvh)

Piercello, the other place I grew up.......... Florissant, Mo.

Neighbors indeed!

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 01:09 AM (rXkis)

364 TickledPink, sorry to hear that. I know there are passed-over women out there too, and that's not fair either. Hope things get better for you as well.

And I have EXACTLY the same feeling about women with men who I wouldn't consider dateable at all, yet there they are together. Life is unfair.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:10 AM (ntObR)

365 You know, on the bleeding edge, there is an incompleteness to General Relativity. And that is quantum spin, "point" angular momentum. GR can't handle that. Angular momentum can't be "at a point" in GR (you can see this in the "ring" singularity of the Kerr-metric, you know, the rotating black hole. Angular momentum cannot be "point like".

However, in quantum field theory, spin is just that. It doesn't matter for practical purposes, since the two are so far apart. Spin has no macro effect to amount to anything on the gravitational field. Under normal conditions. In very extreme conditions like in the middle of a neutron star teetering on a collapse, it can, a little bit.

Now, to add point angular momentum to GR, curvature isn't enough. You have to add "torsion". Now, the simplest way to do that is something called Einstein-Cartan Theory.

E-C makes regular GR look like romper room arithmetic btw. It can actually be proven that you need torsion and at least E-C, but, again, it's basically sitting on a shelf.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:10 AM (dvuhZ)

366
351 339: Actually I wonder about that as well. Spacetime and the stuff in spacetime (mass-energy-fields) may just be two different things.

Of course, there is coupling. Mass-energy affects spacetime (spacetime tells matter how to move, and matter tells spacetime how to curve). So they are coupled. So you'd think they could be brought together.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:03 AM (dvuhZ)

Yes, one would think that, but it may not be right. Maybe coupling in the present does not require unification in the past.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:11 AM (MQEz6)

367 Nope, in the CSRA of Georgia. Although the potential exists that I may end up in SW OK someday.
Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:51 AM (GUBah)

If you do, let me know! That's where I am.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:11 AM (rJUlF)

368 Hah! I'm a Northerner myself, so I am still trying to figure out the local culture. There are definite differences, but I haven't exactly figured out what they are. At least some of them involve approaching women.



Also, good night to SMFH.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:11 AM (RXfvh)

369 Would anyone mind if I shared a wild dating story?

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (F5hTl)

370 Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:11 AM (rJUlF)


Will do!

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (GUBah)

371 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:06 AM (/33sy)

I don't think you could really offer me much advice at this point.

I'm mid-50's, work 3-11PM 6 nights a week (including all weekend nights) and my only day off is Monday. And I have exactly $500 in the bank. And now I have to move again.

Just not a lot to work with there at this point.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (C3E0x)

372 Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:07 AM (F5hTl)

Haven't the foggiest, really. I've had an extremely small number of relationships in my life and they ended in disaster and pain.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (kpqmD)

373 TickledPink, not at all. Share away.

I'll get myself in trouble but ask anyway... where are you in the USA Pink??

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (ntObR)

374 Would anyone mind if I shared a wild dating story?

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (F5hTl)




This is the ONT. Of course!

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:13 AM (GUBah)

375 345
My thing is cooking and baking and watching sports and the news in my pajamas and reading and doing crossword puzzles. That's not exactly the best way to meet a guy though.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:01 AM (F5hTl)


Howdy!

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 01:14 AM (sdi6R)

376 publius,

How many people know the reference to romper room?

Posted by: Mr. Green Jeans at January 18, 2016 01:14 AM (gOViX)

377 Most of what I've learned about dating is based on my observations of my mentor, and my own efforts to put his techniques into action.

He was an older Israeli man - looked like a cross between the Sicilian from the Princess Bride and Henry Kissinger - but he knew how to talk to women, and he knew the value of charm and roguery.

And conversation - the man was a conversationalist like no other.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:14 AM (/33sy)

378 369 Would anyone mind if I shared a wild dating story?
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (F5hTl)

Please do.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:14 AM (kpqmD)

379 Would anyone mind if I shared a wild dating story?

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (F5hTl)

Of course not!!

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:14 AM (C3E0x)

380 TickledPink,

I'm the same way. The only reason I'm even in a bar is because I work in one as a karaoke DJ on the weekends.

Ironically, that's where I met the lady I've been dating...and she only went there because her friends pushed her into it. She's into books, movies, and just getting together with a few friends. Just my speed. So if you're looking, someone just might turn up when and how you least expect...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:15 AM (rJUlF)

381 >Tonight's post brought to you by Samarra Plate, 5000 B.C., Iraq:

I hate Iraq Nazis.

Posted by: "Joliet" Jake Blues at January 18, 2016 01:15 AM (+azJs)

382 My thing is cooking and baking and watching sports and the news in my pajamas and reading and doing crossword puzzles. That's not exactly the best way to meet a guy though.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:01 AM (F5hTl)

Well you've got the attention of a few of us on here.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:16 AM (C3E0x)

383 371 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:06 AM (/33sy)

I don't think you could really offer me much advice at this point.

I'm mid-50's, work 3-11PM 6 nights a week (including all weekend nights) and my only day off is Monday. And I have exactly $500 in the bank. And now I have to move again.

Just not a lot to work with there at this point.
Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (C3E0x)
***
Get stable first, by all means.

Work before play, duty before pleasure.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:16 AM (/33sy)

384 Well you've got the attention of a few of us on here.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:16 AM (C3E0x)



I wasn't going to say that, but yeah.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:16 AM (GUBah)

385 Actually, to be correct again, the current GR with spin is called Einstein-Cartan-Sciama-Kibble theory.

You can look that up. It is almost intractable. Spacetime with curvature and torsion.

Some dude named Poplowski did some recent work with it, and came some remarkable fanastic conclusions. Spin will, according to his work, finally stave off the collapse to a singularity. This is what adding torsion to the mix can do.

The "black hole" will bounce back, a little mini-big bang. You may be guessing where this is going. However, the black hole makes its own spacetime "inside" so to speak, and that new little big bang happens in it's own reality.

If conditions are unfavorable, you get an infinite little collapse-expansion scenario inside the black hole. If conditions are just right, you get another new universe.

It's a variation of the "fecund universe" theory of whats-his-name, which was basically just musing. Poplowski has given it some wings.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:17 AM (dvuhZ)

386 I completely sympathize. The best place to meet girls would be at a church. But being agnostic, and hating the music, would be like nails on a chalkboard.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 18, 2016 01:17 AM (VdICR)

387 I know it's weird, but one thing that gives me some hope socially, is that I've had men and women of all stripes, old, young, attractive, rich, poor, like and retweet my stuff at Twitter.

I know, a strange way to gauge self-worth, but it's something.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:17 AM (ntObR)

388 #345: Talking about it here seems like a nice way to meet a guy. Lots of good unattached guys around here...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 18, 2016 01:17 AM (0OG8D)

389 Indiana, to whomever asked.

So almost 2 years ago, I had a date with this guy I met online. He forced me to eat sushi (blech) but he was paying for dinner, so I tried to be gracious. I had just gotten to a point in my life that I decided instead of searching for "The One," I was just going to date around and have some fun. So, even though I wasn't super into this guy, meeting a new person to geek out over Star Trek and other nerdy things with seemed pretty cool.

So, toward the end of the date, I can't even remember how it came up, but I mentioned something to the effect of not taking things too seriously or whatever. And, he got really weird and was like, "I don't have the time to take things slow." I thought it was weird, but figured he was wanting to get married and have kids, and was apparently in a rush. Anyway, we parted with the intention of hanging out again.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:18 AM (F5hTl)

390 Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:07 AM (F5hTl)

The trick is confidence. Just talk to new folks like you were talking to old friends. Once another person's radar locks onto you as a person they enjoy anything can happen.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:18 AM (MQEz6)

391 Just not a lot to work with there at this point.
Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:12 AM (C3E0x)
***
Get stable first, by all means.

Work before play, duty before pleasure.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:16 AM (/33sy)

Came to Texas to start over again, had a great first year, 2nd year it kinda went downhill and I haven't figured out a way to get out of the rut.

I keep telling myself if you're so smart, why are you where you are?

I can't even seem to get chicks to look at me at the mall. It's kinda laughable after a while.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:19 AM (C3E0x)

392 TP, not such a crazy story. I *do* hope he is respectful of your desire to go slow. If not, major warning sign.

And, so you're in Indiana. That's cool. I admit if you were in SoCal, I might ask if we could get together. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:19 AM (ntObR)

393 so this thing is still hopping?


??

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 01:19 AM (HLUeE)

394 My biggest problem, I think (I am employed, and I am told that I am decent looking and fun to talk to), is that conversations with me tend to be like talking to someone who is halfway through writing a dissertation.

It is difficult for me to avoid my subject, and this makes me reluctant to strike up random conversations on my own initiative. If I look like I am holding back, it's because I am.

But one has to try, and that means venturing out into public places and talking to people. I think.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:20 AM (RXfvh)

395 Just my speed. So if you're looking, someone just might turn up when and how you least expect...
Posted by: Captain Whitebread
-----------------------
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Tell him what he's won, Don!

Posted by: Chi at January 18, 2016 01:21 AM (BB+7x)

396 I completely sympathize. The best place to meet girls would be at a church. But being agnostic, and hating the music, would be like nails on a chalkboard.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 18, 2016 01:17 AM (VdICR)

My experiences after my divorce were with Christian women only, and it was a complete disaster.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:21 AM (C3E0x)

397 Part of the madness behind my method, or vice versa, of making this movie I've been talking about, is in the hope of attractive some people to the project that I could become friends with, male and female.

I intend to put out ads in Drama-Logue, online and in other places where people are generally serious about starting up a filmmaking career, and I also hope that I can enter at least one college-level filmmaking course in the pursuit of promoting my project and growing my crew.

Just an idea, and who knows how that might work as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:21 AM (ntObR)

398 390

And if you can fake confidence, you got it made.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:22 AM (rJUlF)

399 Blano, can completely understand.

My fear about church women is that, well, they're already married... to church.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:22 AM (ntObR)

400 Well, a couple of days later, he texted me and said he was seeing this other girl, and she was more serious about a relationship so he wanted to pursue things with her. Eh, no love lost.

I had his last name, but he didn't have mine, thank goodness. In the meantime, I had discovered a very seedy past for this guy. Multiple arrests, an altercation at a prior place of employment that was bad enough to make the news, so anyway...I wasn't all that interested in him anyway, and felt like I had dodged a bullet.

Well, 6 months later, after I presume he crashed and burned with this other chick, he sends me a text, one line: "So, when do you want to get together?" Romantic, right? As if I had been sitting around waiting for him to be ready for me or something....um no. Well, I ignored/deleted said text, and never had any contact with him ever again.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:23 AM (F5hTl)

401 BourbonChicken, yup.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:23 AM (RXfvh)

402 395

One of these days, I'll have to tell the whole "how we met" story...and how it turns out it wasn't the first time we had.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:24 AM (rJUlF)

403 Until about 2 weeks ago...when I saw he died.

Now, I'm wondering if he was sick and that's what all that "I don't have time to go slow" stuff was about.

It's just weird that the last guy I had a date with...is dead. Bizarre.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (F5hTl)

404 Believe it or not, one thing that might help with confidence is to find and go to group ballroom dancing lessons.

They are generally in need of more men, the people there are generally encouraging, and the postures involved (once you learn them) are intimately involved with projecting physical confidence. Basic primate stuff.

They are also the sorts of postures that will help you with your cello playing, but that's another story.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (RXfvh)

405 TP, OMG.

Glad you never got in touch with him again. Sounds like bad news, and glad you dodged that bullet.

I have learned, it's better to be alone than with the wrong person.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (ntObR)

406 Just like Einstein initially thought that nature could not allow a black hole to exist, for some odd reason or another I have a hard time believing that nature would allow a singularity. I guess it's just because so much of what we know about GR and QM just completely break down there.
But if I follow what you are saying correctly, then they are theorizing a multiple universe type scenario, presuming that an entirely different universe can exist inside the spacetime of the black hole.
No wonder physicists pull their hair out.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (9iR5/)

407 To repost a video that has been on the HQ previously:





https://youtu.be/vwbKYcBdVyk



Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 12:39 AM (GUBah)




LOL... there is a lot of dead weight loss on that chart.



This is the dangerzone... it has your redheads, your strippers and anyone named Tiffany <snort>


Posted by: redbanzai

I'm in Vegas, I don't need to use my real name; so that puts the zone above the crazy line and above eight hot in play, right.

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (1/EV0)

408 403 Until about 2 weeks ago...when I saw he died.

Now, I'm wondering if he was sick and that's what all that "I don't have time to go slow" stuff was about.

It's just weird that the last guy I had a date with...is dead. Bizarre.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (F5hTl)

And you expect us to accept this as mere coincidence?
*raises eyebrow*

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:26 AM (kpqmD)

409 TickledPink, that's quite a story!

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:27 AM (RXfvh)

410 >I can't even seem to get chicks to look at me at the mall.

Nobody looks at strangers any more. Hell, they don't even look at family - I was in a restaurant yesterday and the family next to me spent the entire meal looking at their mobiles. They didn't say a single word to each other.

Maybe there was a big fight, but they didn't look mad so much as bored.

Before cell phones you might talk to a stranger, say, in line at the DMV because there was nothing else to do. Now there's always something else to do.

Posted by: Ace's liver at January 18, 2016 01:27 AM (+azJs)

411 So the topic is dating?

?

dating is easy...find a hot girl and ask her out, then see how it goes...

for girls, look good and be approachable.

The reality is women hold the power.


Guys your job is to ask them out.

Girls just have to say yes, or no.


You will never meet the person of your dreams on your couch.



Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 01:27 AM (HLUeE)

412
403 Until about 2 weeks ago...when I saw he died.

Now, I'm wondering if he was sick and that's what all that "I don't have time to go slow" stuff was about.

It's just weird that the last guy I had a date with...is dead. Bizarre.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (F5hTl)

The boundary between tragedy and comedy is thin indeed.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:27 AM (MQEz6)

413 391
It's kinda laughable after a while.
Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:19 AM (C3E0x)


That's a perfect description of how I keep being attracted to women who I later find out are lesbians. It's been a running joke in my life.

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 01:28 AM (sdi6R)

414 TP, good grief, always another twist in the story. Look at it this way, he's not likely to be stalking you. Unless he can do so from the grave... :-)

BTW, a sister of mine (the one I've mentioned has some issues) had a former boyfriend die on her when she was 22, which was just a few years after they had stopped seeing each other. It was definitely weird for her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:28 AM (ntObR)

415 That is a strange story, TickledPink. It's a weird world we live in.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:29 AM (rJUlF)

416 Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:23 AM (F5hTl)



Reminds me of a girl I went out with. Didn't have a lot in common, I'm the classic nerd and she was into NASCAR and country music, but we respected each other's territory just fine, and found at least a few kinds of mutual weirdness. It seemed like it might work, then - I'm not making this up - one of her exes got out of prison and bam, off she goes back to him.



A few months later idiot-boy got his ass locked up again and she decides to try to give me a ring. "Oh, it's you? Uh... sorry. I've got astronaut training. No, seriously. Mars mission. You'll probably never hear from me again, but I might be on TV."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 01:29 AM (J+mig)

417 Blano, can completely understand.

My fear about church women is that, well, they're already married... to church.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:22 AM (ntObR)

The problem wasn't being married to church. The problem was they were just as crazy and treated me just as shitty, or maybe worse, as unbelievers did. It was quite a shock.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:29 AM (C3E0x)

418 Why does a singularity have to exist? Can't everything we think we are measuring about black holes happen long before a singularity. What if they are just a really deep fold in space/time, but the rules still work.

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 01:30 AM (1/EV0)

419 If anyone gives a shit about these ramblings, Poplowski's spin crap provides an alternative to "inflation".

If our universe was born of a black hole in a parent universe, then the inflation problem goes away. You don't need it. Also, according to his work, the spin, well the macroscopic angular momentum of the parent black hole will leave an imprint on the new universe.

It means there should be sort of a "preferred direction" in space in the new universe. There is some evidence of this, actually. Anyway, Poplowski's theory has such a preferred direction fall right out.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:30 AM (dvuhZ)

420 You know, on the bleeding edge, there is an incompleteness to General
Relativity. And that is quantum spin, "point" angular momentum. GR can't
handle that. Angular momentum can't be "at a point" in GR (you can see
this in the "ring" singularity of the Kerr-metric, you know, the
rotating black hole. Angular momentum cannot be "point like".

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:10 AM (dvuhZ)



Except what if angular momentum "could" be point-like but we just don't have the math to describe it yet? Isn't the thought of that math tantalizing?

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 01:30 AM (NPofj)

421 Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (F5hTl)



Wow, that's quite a plot twist.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 01:31 AM (J+mig)

422 Cato, LOL.

I would have gone with "ah geez, got my male-to-female transsexual surgery tomorrow. Hey, know any large-size fashion boutiques with good prices I can try?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:31 AM (ntObR)

423 Chicks dig loners. Rebels. Guys who wear snakeskin boots. Bass players.

Posted by: otho at January 18, 2016 01:32 AM (EWg9n)

424 Blano, hmm.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:32 AM (ntObR)

425 That's a perfect description of how I keep being attracted to women who I later find out are lesbians. It's been a running joke in my life.

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 01:28 AM (sdi6R)




Heh. Years ago, I met a *very* attractive girl when I was living in San Diego. She informed me that she wasn't interested, as she was a lesbian. I let it slide and we often commiserated at the same bar. Eventually, we lost touch. About four years later I ran into her. She was married (to a male) and had a kid. I asked her about the lesbianism, to which she replied, "Oh, that was just a phase."


Damn my bad timing.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:32 AM (GUBah)

426 >It's just weird that the last guy I had a date with...is dead. Bizarre.

A guy at work was doing the internet dating thing. He hit it off with someone and they agreed to meet. The whole meal she looked really upset, so he was thinking "Is it something I said? Did I gain weight since I took my profile picture?" He asked, but she was sort of evasive. That's the way it goes, sometimes, right?

Later he found out she'd just learned that morning she had terminal brain cancer.

Posted by: Ace's liver at January 18, 2016 01:32 AM (+azJs)

427 Look at it this way, he's not likely to be stalking you. Unless he can do so from the grave... :-)
-qdpsteve
----------------------
You've seen what that buzzion character is capable of, haven't you?!?!

Posted by: Chi at January 18, 2016 01:32 AM (BB+7x)

428 It's my belief we all have some crazy in us. It's just a matter of finding someone whose crazy you can tolerate, and who can tolerate yours.

I may be confusing "crazy" with "quirky".

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:32 AM (rJUlF)

429 417 Blano, can completely understand.

My fear about church women is that, well, they're already married... to church.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:22 AM (ntObR)

The problem wasn't being married to church. The problem was they were just as crazy and treated me just as shitty, or maybe worse, as unbelievers did. It was quite a shock.
Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:29 AM (C3E0x)

Hoo boy. There are few things as toxic as an entitled woman who believes God is on her side.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:32 AM (kpqmD)

430 I'll second the dancing lessons. I found a lot of dates through Argentine Tango. The only caveat is that different types of dancing draw different crowds. Tango tends towards older professionals, swing towards college kids, and ballroom gets a weird mixture of people.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 18, 2016 01:33 AM (fC9RO)

431 otho, loners? In that case I should be dripping with women. :-)

"Ooo, see that guy all alone at Outback eating five baskets of kookaburra wings for lunch?!? I gotta get me some of that..." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:33 AM (ntObR)

432 Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (F5hTl)


All I can say is, "Wow."

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:34 AM (GUBah)

433 I'm in Vegas, I don't need to use my real name; so that puts the zone above the crazy line and above eight hot in play, right.


Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 01:25 AM (1/EV0)

That is like playing hot potato with a grenade.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 01:34 AM (NPofj)

434 You'll probably never hear from me again, but I might be on TV."


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 18, 2016 01:29 AM (J+mig)

I am torn between being glad that I don't live in this world and amazed that you were so quick on your feet in coming up with this excuse.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2016 01:34 AM (rXkis)

435 Why does a singularity have to exist?
-------
Because everything I've seen, and from the sound of it I've only seen the most simplistic explanations, is that most believe that a singularity exists at the heart of a black hole. The problem with that is that in GR you wind up dividing the radius by zero which gives you the answer of infinity. In QM, you are still dividing by a radius of zero and the answer comes out to be infinity x infinity x infinity all the way to infinity.
I'm not even a physicist, just a layman trying to get a grasp on this and I've already pulled all my hair out.
But my wife thinks my bald head is sexy, so that's a plus.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 18, 2016 01:35 AM (9iR5/)

436 City of Lakewood has ballroom dancing lessons available in their recreation catalog. Could give that a try as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:35 AM (ntObR)

437 It's my belief we all have some crazy in us. It's just a matter of finding someone whose crazy you can tolerate, and who can tolerate yours.

I may be confusing "crazy" with "quirky".

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:32 AM (rJUlF)




Apropos: https://youtu.be/8ecE1UML1q8


Kinda my theme song...

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:36 AM (GUBah)

438 Well, now, I'm wondering about AIDS or HIV. His obituary doesn't mention a cause of death, but I am kind of freaking out.

Not that anything was done that would have led to that being an issue. Gosh, no.

But I mean....did I possibly have a cut on my hand or lip or...I feel like an idiot having an HIV test done when I cannot imagine possibly having it.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:37 AM (F5hTl)

439 Appreciating the physics talk, too, BTW. Part of the magic of the little grey boxes.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:37 AM (RXfvh)

440 420: That was what I was saying. Spin is indeed point-like angular momentum. Matter posses point-like angular momentum. GR can't handle that as it is, so GR is incomplete.

Einstein-Cartain-whoever is the modification of GR to allow for spin. You get torsion as well as curvature, which are just words to describe math.

Spacetime with torsion gets very, very complicated. That Poplowski guy was the first one to do anything serious with it, and all that crazy stuff came out.

Whether he's on to something or not, who the devil knows. But there must be torsion of spacetime.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:37 AM (dvuhZ)

441
otho, loners? In that case I should be dripping with women. :-)



"Ooo, see that guy all alone at Outback eating five baskets of kookaburra wings for lunch?!? I gotta get me some of that..." ;-)




Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:33 AM


Not actually alone. Loner. It's a vibe, dude... not a situation. Try a leather jacket, or an Elvis pompadour. Dangle a ciggie at all times.

Posted by: otho at January 18, 2016 01:38 AM (EWg9n)

442
So the topic is dating?
Posted by: jake



Dating stories interlaced with theoretical physics.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 18, 2016 01:38 AM (kdS6q)

443 otho, no!

Many women will be repulsed by the "ciggie."

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:39 AM (F5hTl)

444 Evening horde.

13 Hours.

Didn't name any of the cuntfucks in charge but sure showed the .gov left them high and dry.

Guarantee I go to the swamp of DU it will be because of Rep congress not giving them funding for security.

So I'll stay here and be happy.

Happy MLK Day!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:39 AM (hlMPp)

445 otho, I'm large-sized. Last time I tried a pompadour, people were driving up to me and trying to place drive-thru burger orders. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:39 AM (ntObR)

446 I have been following the refugee thing in Europe pretty intensely.

there is no way the current status quo will hold out/

how many German girls will be raped until it is kill the foreigners...


Saw a story where a 13yo girl was kidnapped and raped repeatedly for 30 hours in Germany

islam=savagery=payback


Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 01:40 AM (HLUeE)

447 So, about 20 years ago, there was this female friend I had met at a workplace we used to share. I was settling in with the fiancee, but I was a confidant by virtue of helping pull a husband out of the friend's paw.




She was trying to get back into the dating thing, but -- having been married -- she'd sort of lost her chops. So she found this guy at her workplace and they started being "lunch buddies".




After a while, since he was showing no signs of anything besides sharing a table in a cafeteria, she asked about the possibility of a date, and he told the following story:




"A couple of years back, I thought I'd get back into the dating scene. I asked a couple of girls, and finally one said, 'yes', so we went out to dinner and a movie, and I walked her to her door, hoping....but at her door, she turned around, said 'thanks', and popped inside. I called her a week later to see if maybe we could try another date....and she told me that I was too damned slow and might be gay."



"I asked a couple of other girls, found a prospect, we went out to dinner and a movie, and I walked her to her door. Trying to learn from the previous experience, I reached out to touch her shoulder -- but, once again, she blurted out, 'thanks', popped inside, and shut the door. When I called her a week later to see if maybe we could try another date....she told me that I was too damned fast and might be a rapist."




"So I asked more girls, found a prospect, we went out to dinner and a movie, I walked her to her door, she asked if I wanted to come inside and watch some videos. So we sat on the couch for a while in her darkened living room with a tape in the VCR and she said she wanted to make popcorn. I heard her moving around in the kitchen a bit, then popcorn popping -- I don't know why I turned around to look, but she was coming out of the kitchen with a cooking knife in her hand."




"Summarizing my experience with my three most recent dates -- one thought I was too slow, one thought I was too fast, and one attempted to attack me with a knife. I am fucking DONE with dating in the '90's."

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)

448 Dating stories interlaced with theoretical physics.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 18, 2016 01:38 AM (kdS6q)



Both of which attempt to unravel the great mysteries of the world.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:41 AM (GUBah)

449 Dating and physics?

Shit.

Guess I gotta read upthread.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:41 AM (hlMPp)

450
438 Well, now, I'm wondering about AIDS or HIV. His obituary doesn't mention a cause of death, but I am kind of freaking out.

Not that anything was done that would have led to that being an issue. Gosh, no.

But I mean....did I possibly have a cut on my hand or lip or...I feel like an idiot having an HIV test done when I cannot imagine possibly having it.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:37 AM (F5hTl)

HIV is not super easy to get.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:41 AM (MQEz6)

451
otho, no!



Many women will be repulsed by the "ciggie."







Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:39 AM



Only if you're square. If your middle name is obviously "Danger", you'll beat fighting the chicks off.

Posted by: otho at January 18, 2016 01:42 AM (EWg9n)

452 398 390

And if you can fake confidence, you got it made.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:22 AM (rJUlF)
***
Sincerity....you're thinking of sincerity.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:42 AM (/33sy)

453 TP, don't worry about HIV.

I remember learning a long time ago, it's next to impossible to get the virus in a non-sexual manner.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:42 AM (ntObR)

454
445 otho, I'm large-sized. Last time I tried a pompadour, people were driving up to me and trying to place drive-thru burger orders. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:39 AM (ntObR)

And you had one job!

No mustard!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:42 AM (hlMPp)

455 RWC, the red checkerboarded overalls didn't help. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:43 AM (ntObR)

456 435: No one really believe a singularity exists. It is indeed diving by zero. Spacetime "blows up" at that "point". Just about every known black hole is rotating, and a rotating black hole doesn't have a "point" singularity, but a "ring" anyway. But it's still a singularity. Oh, and closed time like curves inside, as well. But causally disconnected from the outside universe.

No one believes any of that is possible, and so "something" must happen to prevent the formation of singularities (and closed time like curves).


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:44 AM (dvuhZ)

457 Dang, Cooth. That's some story.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:44 AM (rJUlF)

458 Well, otho, then I'm square.

Anyway, you guys are finding my particular brand of crazy...I overthink EVERYTHING.

About 10 years ago, I was convinced I was pregnant....oh, not because I had slept with a guy...but I was convinced I had somehow used a toilet and his sperm had crawled up inside me.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:45 AM (F5hTl)

459 Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)


Mmmmm, popcorn.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:46 AM (GUBah)

460 And if you can fake confidence, you got it made.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:22 AM (rJUlF)
***
Sincerity....you're thinking of sincerity.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:42 AM (/33sy)

I don't think I've ever had to fake sincerity. It's all the other stuff like confidence, being able to carry on a decent conversation and reading people that I suck at.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:46 AM (C3E0x)

461 Dating is fun, meet someone ask them out, get to know them, then continue or bail out.

Just do not mislead anyone.

Dating is life, serious, don't be too scared to ask out a hottie, she might say yes.

Everyone is carzy, but if you encounter too crazy then bye,bye.

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 01:47 AM (HLUeE)

462 About 10 years ago, I was convinced I was pregnant....oh, not because I had slept with a guy...but I was convinced I had somehow used a toilet and his sperm had crawled up inside me.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:45 AM (F5hTl)



O_o

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:47 AM (GUBah)

463 Blano, yup.

Just getting out of bed some days takes all the confidence I've got. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:47 AM (ntObR)

464 >Dating stories interlaced with theoretical physics.

Which is probably not nearly as entertaining as dating stories involving physics.

There's a hotdog in a hallway joke here somewhere.

Posted by: Ace's liver at January 18, 2016 01:47 AM (+azJs)

465 Sincerity....you're thinking of sincerity.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 18, 2016 01:42 AM (/33sy)

Well, crap.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:47 AM (rJUlF)

466 otho, I'm large-sized. Last time I tried a
pompadour, people were driving up to me and trying to place drive-thru
burger orders. ;-)




Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:39 AM


Hmmmmm... lemme give some thought to your predicament, Steve. I'll come up with something. Not everyone can pull off svelte, sex machine, I guess. I suppose striped velvet trousers won't work?

Posted by: otho at January 18, 2016 01:48 AM (EWg9n)

467 463 Blano, yup.

Just getting out of bed some days takes all the confidence I've got. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:47 AM (ntObR)

You too?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:48 AM (kpqmD)

468
458 Well, otho, then I'm square.

Anyway, you guys are finding my particular brand of crazy...I overthink EVERYTHING.

About 10 years ago, I was convinced I was pregnant....oh, not because I had slept with a guy...but I was convinced I had somehow used a toilet and his sperm had crawled up inside me.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:45 AM (F5hTl)

Sperm don't have legs, unless the guy was a Scandi.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:48 AM (MQEz6)

469 Overthinking is something everybody does, some of the time. What we actually do it about is most of where the fun and/or agony lies.


But it is one of the things that makes us all human.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (RXfvh)

470 About 10 years ago, I was convinced I was pregnant....oh, not because I had slept with a guy...but I was convinced I had somehow used a toilet and his sperm had crawled up inside me.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:45 AM (F5hTl)

Funny, or crazy??

Discuss : )

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (C3E0x)

471 otho, LOL.

I'll send you my inseam measurements in the morning. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (ntObR)

472 >Sincerity....you're thinking of sincerity.

And they say if you can fake sincerity, you've got it made.

Posted by: Ace's liver at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (+azJs)

473 457
Dang, Cooth. That's some story.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:44 AM (rJUlF)


Third-hand, but.....has that ring of truth to it, doesn't it?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

474 Ok, I'm out for the night. Y'all take care.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (GUBah)

475 Ok, dating....what's the age limit where it just seems creepy?

(Granted, it shouldn't but just asking)

And this isn't an Aiesha bride question. 14years too much?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (hlMPp)

476 Another thing I remember learning:

sperm survives for about 0.0003 seconds outside of its vehicle (semen).

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:50 AM (ntObR)

477 458 Well, otho, then I'm square.

Anyway, you guys are finding my particular brand of crazy...I overthink EVERYTHING.

About 10 years ago, I was convinced I was pregnant....oh, not because I had slept with a guy...but I was convinced I had somehow used a toilet and his sperm had crawled up inside me.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:45 AM (F5hTl)

You must have been watching too much hentai.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:50 AM (kpqmD)

478 About 10 years ago, I was convinced I was pregnant....oh, not because I had slept with a guy...but I was convinced I had somehow used a toilet and his sperm had crawled up inside me.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:45 AM (F5hTl)




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


um, do you science?

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 01:51 AM (HLUeE)

479 There was one time when I missed the last train home out of the city, and ended up sleeping on the floor in a lesbian couple's apartment.

Two gorgeous women in the bed, and me in a sleeping bag on the floor. I certainly didn't get any sleep that night, and they were probably inhibited by the presence of that strange guy on the floor.

It was almost like a Penthouse letter. Almost, but not quite.

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 01:51 AM (sdi6R)

480 475 Ok, dating....what's the age limit where it just seems creepy?

(Granted, it shouldn't but just asking)

And this isn't an Aiesha bride question. 14years too much?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (hlMPp)

I've always heard you should divide your age in half then add seven to set the lowest age threshold without creepiness.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:52 AM (kpqmD)

481
475 Ok, dating....what's the age limit where it just seems creepy?

(Granted, it shouldn't but just asking)

And this isn't an Aiesha bride question. 14years too much?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (hlMPp)

You talking 18 and 32 or 30 and 44?

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:53 AM (MQEz6)

482 And this isn't an Aiesha bride question. 14years too much?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (hlMPp)

Not necessarily.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 01:53 AM (C3E0x)

483 rickl, sounds like a scene from the original "Lolita." :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:53 AM (ntObR)

484 It's possible that some of you are looking so hard for that elusive
someone, that you didn't even notice the someone that is looking for you.
Maybe you've already met and you didn't even realize that you are "his or her" elusive someone

Posted by: cind at January 18, 2016 01:54 AM (nRbbW)

485 @478

Yes Jake....but I also worry too.

Of course, I logically knew that there was no way I was pregnant. But, I figured if there was a .1% chance that something wild and insanely rare could happen....it would probably be me....just my luck, ya know?

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:54 AM (F5hTl)

486 475

That's a question that I wonder about myself.

The lady I'm seeing now is five years younger than me. Not much of a difference there.

There was another woman who said she was interested in me, but she was the same age as my daughter...that was just too weird.

Then there was the other lady that I met a karaoke that, in the end, wasn't interested in a relationship. She was 15 years younger.

Man, if I had some kind of math formula to figure this out...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:54 AM (rJUlF)

487 476 Another thing I remember learning:

sperm survives for about 0.0003 seconds outside of its vehicle (semen).
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:50 AM (ntObR)

I now have an image of millions of sperm cells riding motorcycles...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:54 AM (kpqmD)

488 pro tip, everyone on the fucking planet is some sort of crazy, you just need to find a similar crazy to yourself.**





**jake used to be a gun consultant, now he is a dating consultant................

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 01:55 AM (HLUeE)

489 476
Another thing I remember learning:



sperm survives for about 0.0003 seconds outside of its vehicle (semen).

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:50 AM (ntObR)


Maybe the toilet seat had semen, and these were ninja sperm.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

490 Insomniac, they'd have to be zombie sperm. :-)

TP, if that happens to you, congratulations! You're famous and set for life. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:55 AM (ntObR)

491 Saw a cartoon once of a porn star telling her young son the story of how he came to be. Her friend had just done a bukake scene, and was covered with baby batter from 10 different men. Next up she had to a lezbo scene with the mother and didn't have time to clean up. She just dove right in and that's how you were conceived, little Johnny.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:55 AM (dvuhZ)

492 Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:54 AM (rJUlF)

Don't let your johnson do the math because it will always get the same answer.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:56 AM (MQEz6)

493 Ninja Sperm?!? Great idea for nunchuk flicks at YouTube! A-number-one-thank you Mr. American commenter!!

Posted by: Film Directors Guild of Japan at January 18, 2016 01:57 AM (ntObR)

494 You talking 18 and 32 or 30 and 44?

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:53 AM (MQEz6)

11 and 25

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:57 AM (hlMPp)

495 KIDDING!

41 and 28

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:58 AM (hlMPp)

496 492

Hah! Ain't THAT the truth.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 01:58 AM (rJUlF)

497 494 You talking 18 and 32 or 30 and 44?

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:53 AM (MQEz6)

11 and 25
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:57 AM (hlMPp)

That's illegal in most states. Except Kentucky, but only if you're kin.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:59 AM (kpqmD)

498 wow, reading the Lewis article from 1976 came this sad paragraph. History...and all@h soon had other plans:

"Particularly in the more developed countries, changes which are probably irreversible have already taken place, especially in the realms of social and economic life and in the organization of the law and the judiciary. In some countries, such as Turkey, Iran, and Egypt, geography and history have combined to give the inhabitants a special sense of separate identity and destiny, and have advanced them on the path toward secular nationhood. But even in these Islam remains a significant, elsewhere a major, force. In general, the extent of secularization is less than would at first appear. In education, for example, ostensibly secular schools and universities have to an increasing extent been subject to religious influences. Even in radical states like Syria, the net effect of secularization seems to be directed against minority religions much more than against Islam."

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at January 18, 2016 01:59 AM (I6BE2)

499 Actually anal sex has a pregnancy rate of 8% or so (with no other birth control means. I'm not kidding. It's semen leaking from the stink into the pink.

These statistics exist. Wonder what it means that I know them?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:59 AM (dvuhZ)

500
489 476
Another thing I remember learning:



sperm survives for about 0.0003 seconds outside of its vehicle (semen).

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 01:50 AM (ntObR)


Maybe the toilet seat had semen, and these were ninja sperm.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

He deposited semen on her toilet?

Why?

Bizzare potty training fetish?

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 01:59 AM (MQEz6)

501
There was one time when I missed the last train home out of the city, and ended up sleeping on the floor in a lesbian couple's apartment....It was almost like a Penthouse letter.
Posted by: rickl



Dear Penthouse:

I never thought -- *hwak* *hwak* *HWAKKKK!*

Sorry. I was choking on cat hair. Where was I.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 18, 2016 02:00 AM (kdS6q)

502 I'm in this very unsweet spot that all the guys who show interest in me are in their 50s and 60s. But all the men my age want 23-26 year olds.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 02:00 AM (F5hTl)

503 jake, you here in vegas too

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 02:00 AM (1/EV0)

504 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:52 AM (kpqmD

Good to go then!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:00 AM (hlMPp)

505 It's possible that some of you are looking so hard for that elusive
someone, that you didn't even notice the someone that is looking for you.
Maybe you've already met and you didn't even realize that you are "his or her" elusive someone

Posted by: cind at January 18, 2016 01:54 AM (nRbbW)

Nah, I've given up looking.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 02:01 AM (C3E0x)

506 485
@478



Yes Jake....but I also worry too.



Of course, I logically knew that there was no way I was pregnant.
But, I figured if there was a .1% chance that something wild and
insanely rare could happen....it would probably be me....just my luck,
ya know?

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 01:54 AM (F5hTl)


When I was a senior in High School, the group I hung out with came up with a game, "with my luck....", about the college experience. Example: "With my luck, my assigned dorm roommate will be a 300-pound guy called 'Bubba' who got his GED while doing a prison term for raping farm animals." It was sort of a prospective version of Four Yorkshiremen. But, yeah, I get how you can get skeeved out about scenarios that you know are wildly improbable.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 02:01 AM (EzgxV)

507 Don't know if folks here are fans at all of Kevin James' old series "The King of Queens," but they did a great bit on the show once...

Kevin (as his character Doug) comes into a Chinese place to pick up his order, and is shocked when the Asian cashier asks for his $11.50 with a British accent. "Is something wrong?" cashier asks Doug. "Wasn't expecting your accent," he replies.

Cashier: "I'm from Hong Kong, which was a British colony for hundreds of years. But I can certainly chink it up for you!! Ching-chong, ching-chong!! A-number-one takeout for you Mr American guy customer!!"

Of course Doug is immediately horribly embarrassed. Anyway it made me (and apparently a lot of the audience) laugh out loud.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:01 AM (ntObR)

508 So, is Hillary going to be the nominee? I really thought Bernie had surpassed her.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 18, 2016 02:01 AM (iQIUe)

509 #503

nope, still in Idaho

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 02:02 AM (HLUeE)

510 41 and 28

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:58 AM (hlMPp)

That can work.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 02:02 AM (C3E0x)

511 14years too much?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:49 AM (hlMPp)


Too old.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at January 18, 2016 02:03 AM (vBeA5)

512 TP, I've seen that with guys my age (mid-40s), too. I don't get it. Well, I DO get it...but if I'm dating someone, I'd like a person with a little more life experience. I know women in that age range who are nice people, but we really don't have a lot in common.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 02:03 AM (rJUlF)

513 13 Hours opened in 4th place? This tells me that leftards are boycotting it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 18, 2016 02:03 AM (iQIUe)

514 Kookaburra wings? Who would fry those cute little kingfishers?

Posted by: crime of the century at January 18, 2016 02:03 AM (dbDB8)

515 501
Sorry. I was choking on cat hair. Where was I.....
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 18, 2016 02:00 AM (kdS6q)


I forgot to mention that it actually hurts to remember that.

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 02:03 AM (sdi6R)

516 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

qdpsteve, if you're truly serious about becoming better with women, email me and I can put you in contact with the right people.

But note that this requires a seriousness of purpose somewhere between committing to a fitness program and learning a new skill for a possible change in career. Because becoming more attractive to women ultimately involves becoming a better man in some ways. If you just want to complain on the internet and feel sorry for yourself, this is not for you.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (wqVD1)

517 Anyway....time to pop a melatonin and hope I can get some sleep. Have to be at work in about 7.5 hours.

Later, Horde.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (rJUlF)

518 Hey CW Sr. COME ON AND SLAM

Posted by: Captain Whitebread Jr. at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (rJUlF)

519 crime, Outback's name for their buffalo wings. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (ntObR)

520
495 KIDDING!

41 and 28
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:58 AM (hlMPp)

That seems cool.

I did 45 (me), 35.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (MQEz6)

521 504 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 01:52 AM (kpqmD

Good to go then!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:00 AM (hlMPp)

Ah. Not a lot of branches on the ol' family tree, I see.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (kpqmD)

522 510 41 and 28

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:58 AM (hlMPp)

That can work.
Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 02:02 AM (C3E0x)

Hoping it will. And hoping I grow the sack to take her out.

I've done the craziest chick ever so come at me bro!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:05 AM (hlMPp)

523 But note that this requires a seriousness of purpose somewhere between committing to a fitness program and learning a new skill for a possible change in career. Ultimately becoming more attractive to women involves becoming a better man in some ways. If you just want to complain on the internet and feel sorry for yourself, this is not for you.


Posted by: Maetenloch at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (wqVD1)

I'm listening....

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 02:05 AM (C3E0x)

524 Go to bed, Junior.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 02:05 AM (rJUlF)

525 Junior has been annoying me with this STOOOOOPID song from "Space Jam" for the last hour. Argh.

He may not be posting here again....

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 18, 2016 02:06 AM (rJUlF)

526 People,

Dudes in Jail/Prison in the USA still get girlfriends even after being convicted or robbery, rape, murder, etc.

dating is just people skills.


it is impossible to meet your future spouse on your couch.

have some hobbies/interests and don't be too scared to ask someone out


after the first 10 times it gets easier.

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 02:06 AM (HLUeE)

527 Maet, thanks.

I *do* know I need to:

- lose weight
- work on my appearance
- save money (have something in the bank)
- have a purpose in life besides getting some pootang
- have something to bring to the table besides "you're so beautiful, I wuv you"

Having said that, I admit I can't help but be curious. Will see about getting back to you. And I don't mean to be Mr. Sad Sack about this stuff all the time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:06 AM (ntObR)

528 "Spacetime with torsion gets very, very complicated. That Poplowski guy
was the first one to do anything serious with it, and all that crazy
stuff came out.

Whether he's on to something or not, who the devil knows. But there must be torsion of spacetime. "


I think he is onto something... I have read a little bit about the Kac-Moody algebras and noncommutitive geometry needed to even begin to describe some string theories (and to disprove M-theory)... at least until it made my head hurt:-) I find the as yet unknown of it intriguing.



Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 02:07 AM (NPofj)

529 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 18, 2016 02:03 AM (iQIUe

Saw it this evening. They put it in the smallest theater.

I hope 13 Hours opens some eyes. It won't.

TWANLOC

TWANLOC!

Fucking TWANLOC!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:08 AM (hlMPp)

530 Blano, please don't stop looking ....

I married and had a child in my 20's, was divorced within a year, then spent 15+ looking for the "right one". When I started to become comfortable with the way things were, I realized the right one had been in my life for some time, I just was to busy looking in a different direction.

Posted by: cind at January 18, 2016 02:08 AM (nRbbW)

531 Dudes in Jail/Prison in the USA still get girlfriends even after being convicted or robbery, rape, murder, etc.

You know, I haven't tried becoming a convicted felon yet. Maybe I should give that a whirl.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 02:08 AM (kpqmD)

532
507
Don't know if folks here are fans at all of Kevin James' old series "The
King of Queens," but they did a great bit on the show once...



Kevin (as his character Doug) comes into a Chinese place to pick up
his order, and is shocked when the Asian cashier asks for his $11.50
with a British accent. "Is something wrong?" cashier asks Doug. "Wasn't
expecting your accent," he replies.



Cashier: "I'm from Hong Kong, which was a British colony for
hundreds of years. But I can certainly chink it up for you!!
Ching-chong, ching-chong!! A-number-one takeout for you Mr American guy
customer!!"



Of course Doug is immediately horribly embarrassed. Anyway it made me (and apparently a lot of the audience) laugh out loud.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:01 AM (ntObR)


I've been to Hong Kong. You're outside and all the signs are in Chinese. There are zillions of people milling around you, all Chinese. All the chatter, all the banter, all the barkers, all the transactions and the swearing....all Chinese. Then you step inside a bank, and everyone looks and is speaking Chinese, and you get in line for a teller while Chinese is all around you.....

Then you step up to the window and the obviously Chinese person starts talking like she's offering you a biscuit at High Tea on the lawn of Buckingham Palace. Yeah, it's a little disconcerting.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 02:09 AM (EzgxV)

533 So, no moron meet-up at SHOT

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 02:09 AM (1/EV0)

534 No, I don't think it was boycotted by the leftards....I mean it probably was but I don't think that was the issue.

13 hours opened in 800-1500 theaters fewer than the films ahead of it in the box office, which is a pretty huge margin.

Also, our country is just plain dumb. I think we all know that by now. Our country enjoys idiotic, mindless entertainment, so...Ride Along 2 is the film du jour. It makes me sad for our country and our society but...some people enjoy dumb humor.

The thing with 13 hours is I think it will have staying power and will stick around for a while, as far as box office numbers

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 02:09 AM (F5hTl)

535 Insomniac, Heh.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 02:09 AM (RXfvh)

536 Posted by: cind at January 18, 2016 02:08 AM (nRbbW)

Well I thought you or somebody else said that one usually finds someone when they stop looking so hard. I was just pointing out that I wasn't looking, and still wasn't getting anywhere.

As I briefly explained above, my current lot in life is about as unconducive to meeting someone as it can get. Until it changes, I don't see the point of even trying.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 02:11 AM (C3E0x)

537 520


495 KIDDING!



41 and 28

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 01:58 AM (hlMPp)



That seems cool.



I did 45 (me), 35.

Posted by: eman at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (MQEz6)


I have never dated anyone younger than I was at the time.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 02:11 AM (EzgxV)

538 516 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

qdpsteve, if you're truly serious about becoming better with women, email me and I can put you in contact with the right people.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (wqVD1)

Maet, can I ask who the 'right people' are?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:12 AM (hlMPp)

539 13 Hours opened in 4th place? This tells me that leftards are boycotting it.

It may be limited release too.

Here in coldest Trudeaupistan, I see one theatre in the entire province of Ontario playing it.

Posted by: you CAN stop the signal, if you're name's Clinton at January 18, 2016 02:13 AM (dbDB8)

540 Interestingly, super-lefty Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere reviewed 13 Hours and thought it was actually pretty good.

Also, Justin Chang at Variety seemed to think it was halfway decent despite a lot of shortcomings he felt it had. Nice to see there are a few MSMers who can sometimes be somewhat objective.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:13 AM (ntObR)

541 Maet, same question as RWC, thanks in advance. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:13 AM (ntObR)

542 538 516 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

qdpsteve, if you're truly serious about becoming better with women, email me and I can put you in contact with the right people.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (wqVD1)

Maet, can I ask who the 'right people' are?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:12 AM (hlMPp)

Top. Men.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 02:14 AM (kpqmD)

543
I *do* know I need to:



- lose weight

- work on my appearance

- save money (have something in the bank)

- have a purpose in life besides getting some pootang

- have something to bring to the table besides "you're so beautiful, I wuv you"


So you're enlisting in the Marines

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 02:14 AM (1/EV0)

544 I can't believe I messed up a "you're" "your" synonym.

I blame the Internet.

Posted by: Word Crimes at January 18, 2016 02:15 AM (dbDB8)

545 Maet, can I ask who the 'right people' are?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:12 AM (hlMPp)


Well you can *ask*. But unless you're serious, I'm not going to tell.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 18, 2016 02:15 AM (wqVD1)

546 So, no moron meet-up at SHOT

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

that would be bad asss

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 02:15 AM (HLUeE)

547
can I ask who the 'right people' are?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA



A free-love comet cult.

On the upside, you do get a cool purple robe and priority boarding on the UFO when it arrives....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 18, 2016 02:16 AM (kdS6q)

548 Maet, could we make that a standing offer? It is appreciated.

I'd like to get a jump on the weight and money first. I do understand my efforts are likely mostly wasted until I get those two issues partially taken care of, at least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:16 AM (ntObR)

549 Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016

so how old are you?

you are anonymous basically

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 02:17 AM (HLUeE)

550 And Maet, by "jump" I don't mean lose 150 pounds and win Powerball. I mean realistic goals I want to set for myself this year, lose 20 pounds or so and save maybe a few thousand dollars.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:18 AM (ntObR)

551


Maet, can I ask who the 'right people' are?


Ticket clerks for Air Phillipines

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 02:18 AM (1/EV0)

552 Well you can *ask*. But unless you're serious, I'm not going to tell.


Posted by: Maetenloch at January 18, 2016 02:15 AM (wqVD1)

Ok I gotta ask: how can someone who knows nothing about me turn me into a walking, talking babe magnet? Just curious.

I'm interested too, but like steve I have other stuff I probably need to work on too.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 02:18 AM (C3E0x)

553 Maet, sir, you are a good egg.

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 02:18 AM (RXfvh)

554 Well you can *ask*. But unless you're serious, I'm not going to tell.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 18, 2016 02:15 AM (wqVD1

I'm serious but not really asking if that makes sense. Do you have contacts with folks who know the right way to woo a woman?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:18 AM (hlMPp)

555 I am 33

Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 02:19 AM (F5hTl)

556 Blano, thanks and exactly.

IMHO the one thing I've managed to figure out in the last couple years is, a man *has* to bring something to the table with a woman, *besides* a lonely heart.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:19 AM (ntObR)

557 I suppose what I was trying to say and did a poor job of, was maybe there is already someone in your life and you don't realize it. We all meet people in our daily life, some we barely remember for one reason or another, that doesn't mean that they aren't waiting for someone to give them a second look, too.

Posted by: cind at January 18, 2016 02:19 AM (nRbbW)

558 cind, I hear you... but unless the woman for me who's already in my life is mute and invisible, I don't think she's here already. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:21 AM (ntObR)

559 Jake, I'm here.

Posted by: Jean at January 18, 2016 02:21 AM (1/EV0)

560 >>>Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)



qdpsteve, if you're truly serious about becoming better with women,
email me and I can put you in contact with the right people.



Posted by: Maetenloch at January 18, 2016 02:04 AM (wqVD1)



Maet, can I ask who the 'right people' are?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:12 AM (hlMPp)



Top. Men.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 02:14 AM (kpqmD)<<<

Experts. The best and brightest.

Posted by: Teh Trump at January 18, 2016 02:22 AM (H9MG5)

561 FUCK LOOSING WEIGHT IF YOU ARE A MAN.


serious,
start the Rippetoe program and be the biggest strongest fucker around.

I'm just shy of 50 and I'll have a 400 pound Deadlift in just a few weeks

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 02:22 AM (HLUeE)

562 And what the ' rons need to realize is y'all are some fun and interesting folk. Break out of the shell. No advisor or advice from the Internet can make you realize who you are.

Seriously, do something different tomorrow. Something out of your comfort zone.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:22 AM (hlMPp)

563 Actually anal sex has a pregnancy rate of 8% or so
(with no other birth control means. I'm not kidding. It's semen leaking
from the stink into the pink.

These statistics exist. Wonder what it means that I know them?


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 01:59 AM (dvuhZ)

Huh

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 02:22 AM (NPofj)

564 RWC, hmmm... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:23 AM (ntObR)

565
558 cind, I hear you... but unless the woman for me who's already in my life is mute and invisible, I don't think she's here already. :-)


Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:21 AM (ntObR)

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

Posted by: ............... at January 18, 2016 02:24 AM (hlMPp)

566 I suppose what I was trying to say and did a poor job of, was maybe there is already someone in your life and you don't realize it. We all meet people in our daily life, some we barely remember for one reason or another, that doesn't mean that they aren't waiting for someone to give them a second look, too.


Posted by: cind at January 18, 2016 02:19 AM (nRbbW)

No it's ok, you don't have to re-explain, I got the jist of it.

I just don't meet people in my "daily life" very often, since most of it is spent at work.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 02:24 AM (C3E0x)

567 ???????????????????????

Posted by: chemjeff at January 18, 2016 02:25 AM (uZNvH)

568 .............., speak up!!!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:25 AM (ntObR)

569 Got real late real fast. I'm going to hit the sack and curl up with my soul-crushing loneliness and ever-increasing sense of alienation. Good night.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 18, 2016 02:25 AM (kpqmD)

570 Admittedly, a girlfriend who has the bonus of being invisible? It is kind of a turn-on... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:26 AM (ntObR)

571 528: If you're interested, look up Einstein-Cartan. It's been on the shelf for years, and IIRC, it's the simplest, Occam's Razor way of adding torsion (and spin) to spacetime/gravity.

Adding torsion does some strange things that make it much more complicated. With torsion, the metric tensor no longer has to be symmetric, which throws out a lot of the simplifying symmetries. And that's because the stress-energy tensor no longer has to be symmetric itself, and that's because of "spin-orbit" coupling. Angular momentum can be transferred between spin and regular angular momentum, and thus the "flows" no longer have to be balanced.

A non-symmetric metric is, well, weird. It means crazy things like a notion of distance doesn't have to be commutative. Ie the distance from point A to point B is not the same from point B to A. Such as distance can be defined globally, anyway.

There's something fundamental about the basic notions of GR that an asymmetric metric tensor throws out the window.

Also, IIRC, the simplest form involves a non-propagating torsion field. That is, a vaccum never has torsion. It only exists where there is mass-energy present, and with spin.

Interestingly, if you reduce GR to two spatial dimensions and one time, curvature does the same thing. A vacuum must be flat, and curvature could only exist where there is matter.

There is some profound work that shows a 3, 1 spacetime happens to be the only one where "things work right", at least using physics as we know it. Anything but 3 spatial dimensions and one time dimension doesn't work globally.

It involves the theory of solutions of partial differential equations. 3,1 is neither too hot nor too cold, so to speak.

I think this is why extra spatial dimensions have to be weird, if you're going to have them. You have to keep your stuff from flowing out into them somehow.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 18, 2016 02:26 AM (dvuhZ)

572 I am out for tonight... you guys stay safe and don't take any wooden nickels.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 18, 2016 02:26 AM (NPofj)

573 oh man it is -4 degrees here
and that's Fahrenheit
and I don't live in Minnesota!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 18, 2016 02:27 AM (uZNvH)

574 Good gravy, La Woz is facing game point in the first round.

Posted by: danishes at January 18, 2016 02:27 AM (dbDB8)

575 558
lol, If love was based on humor alone, you would all be happily married!


Posted by: cind at January 18, 2016 02:27 AM (nRbbW)

576 chemjeff, stay calm and keep pounding the glass 'til the liquor store manager can hear and lets you out of the beer cooler. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:27 AM (ntObR)

577 cind, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:28 AM (ntObR)

578 >TP, I've seen that with guys my age (mid-40s), too. I don't get it. Well, I DO get it...but if I'm dating someone, I'd like a person with a little more life experience. I know women in that age range who are nice people, but we really don't have a lot in common.

It really depends on what you're looking for. I know a lot of guys who go younger for a few years after getting the family court treatment.

Posted by: Ace's liver at January 18, 2016 02:28 AM (+azJs)

579 Echh "match point"

And there it is.

Posted by: Danegeld at January 18, 2016 02:29 AM (dbDB8)

580 I am 33

.....


25 to 35 is the sweet spot, find a great fella

remember, men want to do sex to you, so you are in-charge.

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 02:30 AM (HLUeE)

581 I like Insomniac's idea. 'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at January 18, 2016 02:30 AM (C3E0x)

582
I just don't meet people in my "daily life" very often, since most of it is spent at work.
Posted by: Blano



Aside from school, which is the biggest dating scene around, work is the runner up for meeting people.

Co-workers, family and friends of same, members of other companies, the general public you come in contact with, and random monster encounters at Friday evening TGIF get together.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 18, 2016 02:31 AM (kdS6q)

583 527 Maet, thanks.
I *do* know I need to:
- lose weight
- work on my appearance
- save money (have something in the bank)
- have a purpose in life besides getting some pootang
- have something to bring to the table besides "you're so beautiful, I wuv you"
Having said that, I admit I can't help but be curious. Will see about getting back to you. And I don't mean to be Mr. Sad Sack about this stuff all the time.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:06 AM (ntObR)


All of these are to the good and will carry over in other areas of your life including dating and relationships. But I'm talking about more specific skills such as being able to walk up to strangers and socialize with them, talk and flirt with women you meet casually, and how to be an interesting person in general.

If you're consistently misfiring with women both romantically and socially, you're doing something wrong. And you need to figure what these are and correct them. I suspect this has far less to do with appearance and money than you think.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 18, 2016 02:31 AM (wqVD1)

584 The girls at the crossfit gym were nice, but I didn't have the time to keep up with the program. Yoga pants and great asses. I think I would have to build my foundation strength before I went back.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 18, 2016 02:32 AM (VdICR)

585 Maet, good points.

Okay, I'm officially interested. Just, I don't want to put either of us on the spot, so hope it's okay if I ask for your contacts later on. Thanks in advance.

In the meantime, I'll declare a moratorium on my sad sack comments. Deal?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:33 AM (ntObR)

586 >>>Admittedly, a girlfriend who has the bonus of being invisible? It is kind of a turn-on... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:26 AM (ntObR)<<<

Meh. It's all fun and games until you try getting away with something and **surprise!** she's right there in front of you.

Trying to drink a beer when she's got you on a low carb diet **surprise!**

A little late night pron while down in the science lab **surprise!**
Not cool.

Posted by: Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) at January 18, 2016 02:33 AM (H9MG5)

587 *apologies if I came off dicky. Hell, single giving relationship advice....yeah, that works

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:34 AM (hlMPp)

588 Girls at the Crossfit was a pretty good Dylan song.

Posted by: imaginary '60s folk tunes at January 18, 2016 02:35 AM (dbDB8)

589 Gonna call it a night here as well. Yesterday's symphony concert was great (soloist did his encore on an electric violin), but it kicked my ass.

Keep on keeping on, Morons and Ettes. And don't rule out talking to weirdos on a whim.

Just report back periodically, eh?

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 02:36 AM (RXfvh)

590 Reed, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:36 AM (ntObR)

591 *throws a viola at cooth, just for the hell of it*

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 02:36 AM (RXfvh)

592 >Meh. It's all fun and games until you try getting away with something and **surprise!** she's right there in front of you.

Put shag carpet everywhere.

Posted by: Ace's liver at January 18, 2016 02:36 AM (+azJs)

593 a-dios

Posted by: jake at January 18, 2016 02:38 AM (HLUeE)

594 591
*throws a viola at cooth, just for the hell of it*

Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 02:36 AM (RXfvh)


I'm feeling viola-ted.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 02:40 AM (EzgxV)

595 576
chemjeff, stay calm and keep pounding the glass 'til the liquor store manager can hear and lets you out of the beer cooler. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:27 AM (ntObR)

ha
if I were locked in a beer cooler, I wouldn't be typing here, I'd either be dead from hypothermia or dead from alcohol poisoning

Posted by: chemjeff at January 18, 2016 02:41 AM (uZNvH)

596 what do we have here...

https://invisiblegirlfriend.com/

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:42 AM (ntObR)

597 594
591

*throws a viola at cooth, just for the hell of it*



Posted by: Piercello at January 18, 2016 02:36 AM (RXfvh)


I'm feeling viola-ted.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 02:40 AM (EzgxV)


I will not bow!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 02:42 AM (EzgxV)

598 and yeah I have to go out and meet people too.
I saw there was a place in KC that had drop-in ballroom dancing lessons on Friday, maybe I will go there.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 18, 2016 02:42 AM (uZNvH)

599 chemjeff, LOL and good idea.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:44 AM (ntObR)

600 "Thanks Invisible Girlfriend! Finally my relatives won't wonder if I'm gay!"

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 18, 2016 02:45 AM (VdICR)

601 'Night horde.

Have fun pissin in the corn flakes of your enemies

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 18, 2016 02:45 AM (hlMPp)

602 yeah good night all
sweet dreams

Posted by: chemjeff at January 18, 2016 02:46 AM (uZNvH)

603 Well, gonna call it a night. Thanks to all for the great chat.

Maet, seriously, I appreciate the offer and want to pursue it, but after I get a few other things taken care of. Hope that's okay. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2016 02:47 AM (ntObR)

604 598
and yeah I have to go out and meet people too.
I saw there was a place in KC that had drop-in ballroom dancing lessons on Friday, maybe I will go there.


Posted by: chemjeff at January 18, 2016 02:42 AM (uZNvH)


I sure hope to hell this isn't news to you, but..... https://www.facebook.com/makerfairekc

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 02:48 AM (EzgxV)

605 and yeah I have to go out and meet people too.
I saw there was a place in KC that had drop-in ballroom dancing lessons on Friday, maybe I will go there.


Posted by: chemjeff at January 18, 2016 02:42 AM (uZNvH)


Social dancing... learn five basic figures for any dance. If you have a partner who is relatively inexperienced, you won't overwhelm her, and any experienced dancer will appreciate a partner who focuses on proper fundamentals rather than trying to get too fancy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 18, 2016 03:00 AM (fC9RO)

606 Incidentally, saw Star Wars VII today, at the instigation of the fiancee. Wasn't as disappointing as the prequels, was somewhat astounded at the amount of screen time for legacy actors. Ended up glad to have only paid $12 for the two of us.




Felt oddly sapped, afterwards. It may just be that I'm getting old.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 03:12 AM (EzgxV)

607 Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 02:42 AM (EzgxV)

I think he's stringing you along ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at January 18, 2016 03:37 AM (AoK0a)

608 The wind is howling outside, winter sucks
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2016 03:50 AM (hk3Fb)

609 555 I am 33
Posted by: TickledPink at January 18, 2016 02:19 AM (F5hTl)


Oh, my.

[insert inappropriate comment here]

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 03:50 AM (sdi6R)

610 I really wish Al Gore would stop playing with the thermostat.
It was around 70 here a few days ago. It is now about 17, and we'll be lucky to break a high of 30 tomorrow.
I hate winter.

Posted by: Chi at January 18, 2016 03:55 AM (BB+7x)

611 Night all.

Here is a cover os Quatermass' "Black Sheep of the Family" by Philhelmon:

Philhelmon

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 18, 2016 04:05 AM (vBeA5)

612
Interesting read tonight / this morning.
Just woke-up. *sigh*

I may be in need of CPAP apparatus, as I sleep only once every-other night; and not refreshingly well. The bags under my eyes approach those of Maria Bartiromo.
-They mudded, sanded, spackled and finished her fairly well for that last GOP debate.

Posted by: Slapweasel T (Cold1) at January 18, 2016 04:05 AM (OQ9R7)

613 Somebody mention viola?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaQvFxrF9n0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO_C21aT3Mw

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2016 04:13 AM (sdi6R)

614
I'ma go make a large sammich and try to get back to sleep.

Posted by: Slapweasel (T) (Cold1) at January 18, 2016 04:21 AM (OQ9R7)

615 You're making sammiches, slap?
You're going to make someone a fine wife one day.

Posted by: Chi at January 18, 2016 04:29 AM (BB+7x)

616 The average slice of bread is 110 calories ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at January 18, 2016 04:38 AM (AoK0a)

617
C'mon over, Chi!

...No, seriously! C'mere!

...closer, dude. I've got a secret I need to tell you!

C'mere!

Posted by: Slapweasel (T) (Cold1) at January 18, 2016 04:40 AM (OQ9R7)

618 Sammiches are a fiendish plot by gyms and weight loss life coaches ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at January 18, 2016 04:40 AM (AoK0a)

619 617

C'mon over, Chi!

...No, seriously! C'mere!

...closer, dude. I've got a secret I need to tell you!

C'mere!

Posted by: Slapweasel (T) (Cold1) at January 18, 2016 04:40 AM (OQ9R7)



Howdy, Slap -- hope all is well. Are you going to be able to rent out rooms for the RINO GOPe convention? Maybe score some of that sweet Goldman Sachs money?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 04:43 AM (EzgxV)

620 It appears that it is raining steadily.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2016 04:49 AM (EzgxV)

621 It appears that it is raining steadily.

Are you singing?

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at January 18, 2016 04:53 AM (AoK0a)

622 It appears that it is raining steadily.

Usually we will see it in a day or 2, but so far the forecast is cloudy, but not rainy ...

Posted by: Adriane the Whether the Weather Critic ... at January 18, 2016 04:57 AM (AoK0a)

623 ah, well

sandwiches in the rain is better than cake ...

Good night all.

Dreams of cake...

Posted by: Adriane the Dessert Critic ... at January 18, 2016 04:59 AM (AoK0a)

624
I have enough room to sleep nine comfortably. Three will need sleeping bags, but I can provide room, comfort and chowfor twentywith ill-found, filthy lucre.

Sammiches are acknoledgement that God favors us, roots for us and graciously Loves us!

Posted by: Slapweasel (T) (Cold1) at January 18, 2016 05:00 AM (OQ9R7)

625
G'Night, Adriane!

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

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (T) (Cold1) at January 18, 2016 05:07 AM (OQ9R7)

626 Turn foot into penis! Get orgasm when you walk!

Posted by: amazing miracle drug jerb at January 18, 2016 05:24 AM (GKF1b)

627 Good afternoon. A random thought as we were experiencing Ugandan traffic. "What a stupid way to die."

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 18, 2016 05:28 AM (4QHUY)

628 75 A few years ago I read that the hot porn trend was busty women bouncing up and down on large balloons - eventually popping the balloons, but not right away. My guess is the viewers try to time their ejaculations with the popping of the balloon? I blame the Japanese, mostly, for this as their usually the ones behind such trends. Why can't they just put their dicks in the toaster like normal people?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 17, 2016 11:27 PM (7RXcs)

At least someone is asking the important questions.

btw, when reading a Maet ONT it isn't complete until you read the end of post boilerplate, which is anything but.

Anyhow, break is over, back on my head.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 18, 2016 05:37 AM (gyKtp)

629 627 >> Good afternoon. A random thought as we were experiencing Ugandan traffic. "What a stupid way to die."

I thought that usually involved someone saying "Hold my beer and watch this."

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 18, 2016 05:42 AM (gyKtp)

630
@610- "I hate winter." Posted by Chi

So do I. And I'm not crazy about summer either.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at January 18, 2016 05:42 AM (j2xmV)

631 Isn't it cheaper in the middle of the day? And less crowded? Kinda like Crackerbarrel, but not as many old people?

Posted by: Eromero at January 18, 2016 05:53 AM (b+df9)

632 Posted by: Eromero at January 18, 2016 05:53 AM (b+df9)

It's called a "nooner."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 18, 2016 05:59 AM (Zu3d9)

633 'Sup, Peeps?

That driveway isn't going to clear itself.

Fortunately, one of the jumped into my lap so I have to stay put and admire him for a bit.

Posted by: fluffy at January 18, 2016 06:07 AM (AfsKp)

634 For a second there I feared that the shark eating Nazi peacocks has eaten my comment.

Posted by: fluffy at January 18, 2016 06:10 AM (AfsKp)

635 What comment?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at January 18, 2016 06:13 AM (WVsWD)

636 # wakes up #
# notes temperature #
# notes day of week #
# sees no morning thread #
# can't find asterisk key on cell #
# crawls back in bed #

Posted by: mindful webworker - undercover agent at January 18, 2016 06:21 AM (hgso/)

637 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 18, 2016 06:24 AM (ptqRm)

638 Good Morning from (soon to be sunny and bright) Central Illinois. Please avoid swimming and tennis until the temp raises from a brisk 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at January 18, 2016 06:39 AM (WVsWD)

639 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 18, 2016 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

640 Quote 1 - Can we expect the Sheeple of society to have even a fraction of the intellect of Feynman or Tesla?

Posted by: Rex at January 18, 2016 06:48 AM (9nmLG)

641
Rex...

...can we ask this of you?

I certainly cannot fulfil that pre-requisite.

Posted by: Slapweasel (T) (Cold1) at January 18, 2016 07:07 AM (OQ9R7)

642 How one bachelor found a wife.
(an article on the local news website I read each morning - coincidence : )

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z944vqp


Posted by: cind at January 18, 2016 07:14 AM (nRbbW)

643 Not a swatstika.....rolls eyes.!!

Posted by: qmark at January 18, 2016 10:29 AM (8nSJd)

644 Just to comment on the dating thing. Another way to meet people is to join some meetup groups on meetupdotcom. Most bigger cities have these groups and these groups cater to people with shared interests - dancing, wine, music, singles, outdoor stuff, etc. Anyone can start one of these groups so there will be some weird ones. Sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.

Posted by: A Guy at January 18, 2016 12:23 PM (M238e)

645 de-socking

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 19, 2016 01:01 AM (wqVD1)

646 Too much content!

A fat being and a crisp cold drink is all I ask.

Posted by: somejoe at January 19, 2016 02:10 AM (vlgjM)

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