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Overnight Open Thread (1-25-2016)

Quote of the Day I

If we are unable to protect the external borders of the European Union, however costly and strenuous it may be, the Schengen zone will be destroyed by we ourselves.

-- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Quote of the Day II

[Dr Adam] Perkins published his findings last November in a book called The Welfare Trait, but you won't have heard about it or seen it reviewed in any UK newspaper anywhere because his research has been judged to be off limits by the self-appointed guardians of the academic establishment and their outriders in the media. A senior editor of Nature, one of the leading academic journals, refused to consider it for review because she regards scientific research into the personalities of the long-term unemployed as "unethical," and a sociology professor whom the publishers had asked to peer-review the book refused to do so on the grounds that any book linking benefit dependency to personality must be nonsense because personality is a "capitalist construct."

Truth Wins, Feminists Lose, Man's Life is Destroyed

Is disagreeing with a feminist on Twitter in Canada a crime?

In 2012, Canadian feminist Stephanie Guthrie (@amirightfolks on Twitter) decided to ruin Greg Elliott's life, because (a) she didn't like him and (b) he disagreed with her. Friday, after subjecting Mr. Elliott to a three-year ordeal, Ms. Guthrie's destructive vendetta reached its final conclusion of failure in a Toronto courtroom.

So no it's not a crime after all. Not that that really helps Mr. Elliott much with his legal expenses or reputation at this point.

Stephanie_Guthrie_Feminist_Greg_Elliott

Armed Citizen vs. Muslim Attacker I

Armed Citizen vs. Muslim Attacker II

This happened in France. What the thugs didn't know what that one of their intended victims was an armed plain clothes policeman. Note that after he reaches for the gun they were only somewhat intimidated. They know that they're essentially untouchable.

Detroit's Teacher Union Meltdown

Strikes by public sector unions are illegal in Michigan so Detroit teachers have been conducting coordinated 'sick outs' several times over the last few weeks. The Detroit School District is trying to get this declared illegal by an Appeals Court.

And why are the teachers unhappy? Well mainly because the state has taken control of the failing school district and the teachers union wants all the district's debts to be paid for by the state at large while the district is free from state control to do whatever it wants. This seems unlikely to happen.

In short, the teachers want Lansing to pay Detroit's debts, and yet let the same people who torched the city keep running things. They are right that conditions in Detroit schools are unacceptable, but at the same time, it is unreasonable to accept that people who don't actually live in Detroit should just pay up without having some say in how the money is spent.

If public unions can't accept that reality, and if they continue to respond to it the way Detroit teachers have done, with an illegal strike, then those unions should probably brace themselves for a rash of Scott Walker-like laws limiting the power of public unions.

Related: Oral Arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Before the Supreme Court Went Horribly For the Teachers Union

European Leaders Crack Down On Gun Owners To Save Immigrants, Themselves

Even deactivated guns will be banned.

Lowell, MA to Require Carry Permit Applicants to Write an Essay Explaining Why They Should Be Allowed to Carry a Weapon

Georgia Tech's Harassment of a Fraternity Spills Into the State Legislature

Last August, an African-American woman lodged a complaint against Phi Delta Theta, alleging that members of the fraternity shouted racial slurs at her from the windows of their campus house.

The fraternity denied that any such thing happened. It produced security video of the young woman walking by, unflinching. Windows from which the slurs were alleged to have been hurled had been sealed for years.

Even so, two months later, a Tech administrator in charge of student discipline placed the fraternity and its 100 or so members on "suspension in abeyance," restricting its members to academic activities - no intramural sports, no socials - and requiring members to undergo sensitivity training as a condition for lifting the sanction.

No appeal was allowed, to either the Tech president or the state Board of Regents.

"Double-secret probation," snarled Earl Ehrhart, a state representative from west Cobb County, who entered the picture shortly afterward.
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Air Force Deploys Raptors to Japan

Brazil Cancels This Year's Carnival

Because recession and they're strapped for cash trying to pay for the 2016 Olympics.

Argentina Backs Down, Agrees to Pay Back "Vulture" Creditors

Now they're just haggling over how much interest should be paid on the debts.

Paging Cthulhu: Amazon's Customer Service Security Backdoor

The Mystery of the Band Klaatu

Introducing the Russian In-Mouth Dental CNC Mill

It's not clear from the video if the female technician doesn't wear a shirt for technical reasons or if that's a just a personal choice.

The Forefathers Of Mad Men

From a 1950 Life article on the men of Madison Avenue.

For it happens that the apotheosis of American advertising, the New York agency man, works in and lives his working hours in an actual never-never land, a Dream World for Men. His domain is a stretch of Madison Avenue between the approximate boundaries of 40th Street and 52nd. And it's known in the business as Advertising Row.The Row has everything, including hope and inspiration, both for the gentleman whose fluent words are designed to charm you with his client's product and for the artist whose illustrations will depict a happier life conceivably available to all. It has the best collection of men's shops in the nation, the best tailors, the best restaurants, the best bars and by all odds the best dressed and possibly the best-looking men.

...On Madison it is possible, but not probable, for an advertising man to live a self-sufficient life both in business and pleasure. He may even dwell on Madison, though it is more likely that he will reach it each workday morning by tunneling from Grand Central Terminal, having arrived there any time between nine and eleven, depending on the nature and prominence of his job, from his picture-book home in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

He can lunch on Madison, buy his clothes there, from socks to opera hat, entertain his clients there, shop for his wife and children, dine, and, if business is pressing, stop over at any one of several elegantly comfortable hotels. In the end, he may even be buried from Frank E. Campbell's notable mortuary at the corner of Madison and 81st Street.
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Japan Seemingly Obsessed With Sex But Few Seem to Be Doing the Deed

Japan is well known for many things, and its obsession with sex is one of them. It has one of the most robust pornographic and adult-toy industries in the world and airs TV commercials for items as banal as candy that feature sexually suggestive themes. It even has an annual fertility festival that parades two nearly two metre tall penis sculptures down a busy street on a Sunday afternoon.

And yet nearly half of singles in Japan have no interest in dating - a situation that many experts predict will help lead to a population decline of one-third in the next 45 years.

According to a survey of never-married people by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, 27.6 per cent of single men and 22.6 per cent of single women have no interest in engaging in a relationship with the opposite sex. Researchers cite those statistics to argue that a significant portion of Japanese simply has no interest in sex.

sexlessjapan

Edward Snowden Is Tired of Female Groupies Sending Him Nude Pics

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

And my twitter thang.

Tonight's post brought to you by the pussification of America:

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The sad thing is that this letter was sent out by a private Jewish school who you would expect to be more likely to uphold standards.

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Secret moderators, the ewok is grateful for your work. That is all.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:05 PM




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1 First!

Posted by: Neil Armstrong at January 25, 2016 11:06 PM (H9MG5)

2 Depends!

Posted by: Hillary! at January 25, 2016 11:07 PM (gyKtp)

3 Wait.. is the Dem thing over?

Hello.

Posted by: mindful webworker - somethingth at January 25, 2016 11:07 PM (ACs58)

4 Hoooooorde!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:07 PM (GEICT)

5 High School White Privilege Checklist

Now "White Privilege" checklists are being handed out for high school students. The problem with these "checklists" is that the examples tend to not actually describe "privilege", but rather are statistically tailored to getting as many White people to check the check boxes...

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10890

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 25, 2016 11:07 PM (vBeA5)

6 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 25, 2016 11:08 PM (EzgxV)

7 Fi... cough, cough, cough, cough, hack, cough, hack, cough... firs... cough, cough, hack, cough, hack, hack... first... cough, hack, cough, hack, hack, cough, hack, cough, hack.

Posted by: hilllary at January 25, 2016 11:09 PM (DLIIY)

8 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:09 PM (voOPb)

9 Sh... cough, cough, cough, cough, hack, cough, hack, cough... cough, cough, hack, cough, hack, hack... cough, hack, cough, hack, hack, cough... it.

Posted by: hilllary at January 25, 2016 11:10 PM (DLIIY)

10 Lowell, MA residents should simply copy the text of the 2nd Amendment as their essay on why they need a gun permit. "Because the Constitution says it's my God-given right."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:11 PM (NOIQH)

11 Hello, ONT.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:12 PM (SJpls)

12 Lowell Mass. The reason I should carry a CCW is because the second amendment & fuck you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:12 PM (voOPb)

13 Shit, man! We just got back from London!

Posted by: the toronto raptors at January 25, 2016 11:13 PM (DLIIY)

14 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 25, 2016 11:13 PM (YJmuy)

15 Humaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Posted by: HILLARY! at January 25, 2016 11:13 PM (FY5/z)

16 And why are the teachers unhappy? Well mainly because the state has taken control of the failing school district and the teachers union wants all the district's debts to be paid for by the state at large while the district is free from state control to do whatever it wants. This seems unlikely to happen.

Of course this is what they want. Those of us in the rest of Michigan are fed up with Detroiters' expecting the rest of us to subsidize their complete and utter failure. We've already thrown away more than enough money on that shithole. It NEVER gets better.

If the union teachers don't like what's going on in their district, they can quit and go work somewhere else.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 25, 2016 11:14 PM (+lVUW)

17 Feels good to be back from the stacked deck.

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at January 25, 2016 11:14 PM (4h1Pl)

18 Was that Jewish school a high school? A catholic university where mid kid went parents got no report cards or any other information?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:14 PM (voOPb)

19 Wow, a shout-out in the content.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 25, 2016 11:15 PM (EzgxV)

20 Brazil cancels Carnival? That's like cancelling the 4th of July.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:16 PM (SJpls)

21 So Edward Snowden is GHEY. never saw that coming.


Not

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:16 PM (voOPb)

22 Feminists tick me off, especially when they assume I agree with them because of my gender.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 25, 2016 11:17 PM (K27gs)

23 The fraternity denied that any such thing happened. It produced security video of the young woman walking by, unflinching. Windows from which the slurs were alleged to have been hurled had been sealed for years.

Even so, two months later, a Tech administrator in charge of student discipline placed the fraternity and its 100 or so members on "suspension in abeyance," restricting its members to academic activities - no intramural sports, no socials - and requiring members to undergo sensitivity training as a condition for lifting the sanction.

No appeal was allowed, to either the Tech president or the state Board of Regents.




Sounds pretty good to me!

Posted by: Marco Rubio at January 25, 2016 11:17 PM (zt+N6)

24
Busting a cap or two in assailants' asses will happen before long. Then will come the wailing and gnashing of teeth about oppressing Europe's own St. Trayvons.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:17 PM (BK3ZS)

25 Lowell, MA to Require Carry Permit Applicants to Write an Essay Explaining Why They Should Be Allowed to Carry a Weapon

Does "F**k you," qualify as an essay?

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 25, 2016 11:17 PM (+lVUW)

26 "Feels good to be back from the stacked deck.
Posted by: two of spades"


Well, you watch your ass and someday.....someday.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:17 PM (SJpls)

27 >>The fraternity denied that any such thing happened. It produced security video of the young woman walking by, unflinching. Windows from which the slurs were alleged to have been hurled had been sealed for years.

Facts don't matter. Just like w/the UVA fake gang rape.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:18 PM (NOIQH)

28 Wow, a shout-out in the content...
----
I wouldn't know.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 25, 2016 11:18 PM (DLIIY)

29 I really want to believe that report card letter isn't real but...

Posted by: Lauren at January 25, 2016 11:19 PM (Kqit+)

30
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are looming as an epic cockup, much like they likely would be were they held in "Chicago is out?" instead.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:19 PM (BK3ZS)

31 19 Wow, a shout-out in the content.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 25, 2016 11:15 PM (EzgxV)



It happens occasionally.....

*nonchalantly indicates new podcast tomorrow*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:20 PM (GEICT)

32 when they assume I agree with them because of my gender.
Posted by: pookysgirl at January 25, 2016 11:17 PM (K27gs)

I love the theory to vote for Hillary, cuz she has a vagina.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:20 PM (voOPb)

33 Facts don't matter. Just like w/the UVA fake gang rape.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:18 PM (NOIQH)


Innocence is no defense against the Leftist Inquisition.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 25, 2016 11:20 PM (HalrA)

34 So Edward Snowden is GHEY. never saw that coming.

Not
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:16 PM (voOPb)

****

He must be watching too much U.S. news. I doubt that in wherever he is now (Russia?), being teh ghey is a resume enhancer and cred builder like it is now here.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:21 PM (YLidQ)

35 Elliott found Guthrie attractive? Mind boggling.

Posted by: keena at January 25, 2016 11:21 PM (RiTnx)

36 out in the content...
----
I wouldn't know.
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At least we aren't dead andycanuck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:21 PM (voOPb)

37 Posted by: nerdygirl at January 25, 2016 11:14 PM (+lVUW)



I'm surprised you haven't voted with your feet yet.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 25, 2016 11:21 PM (HalrA)

38 Yesterday, two terrorists tried entering a grocery store with their knives drawn. Guy took a cart and blocked them. They then stabbed 2 women outside and they themselves were shot to death.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:22 PM (iQIUe)

39
How many loogies did Shrillary hack up tonight and how did she score on distance and accuracy?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:22 PM (BK3ZS)

40 Edward Snowden Is Tired of Female Groupies Sending Him Nude Pics

I'm thinking he shouldn't move to a Muslim country.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 25, 2016 11:22 PM (+lVUW)

41 They now have vegan haggis.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:22 PM (iQIUe)

42 35 Elliott found Guthrie attractive? Mind boggling.
Posted by: keena at January 25, 2016 11:21 PM (RiTnx)


Um...yeah. That's something he'll have to answer for in Man Court.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 25, 2016 11:22 PM (pAlYe)

43 Damn Wild in a shootout. Should have never happened. Sorry OT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:22 PM (voOPb)

44 30: Does anybody watch the olympics anymore? They fuckin suck. This year they are holding them in a cesspool. Who really gives a rats ass?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (ucDmr)

45 41 They now have vegan haggis.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:22 PM (iQIUe)
***
It's strikes against it already.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (/33sy)

46 Innocence is no defense against the Leftist Inquisition.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 25, 2016 11:20 PM (HalrA)

*****

"A charge so serious, even innocence is not to be considered as a defense".

A mocking Alan Dershowitz, paraphrased.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (YLidQ)

47 Here's another armed Israeli stopping a terrorist attack:

http://tinyurl.com/j25gutg

This is the one where the Pali plowed his car into a pedestrian, then got out and started hacking up a man with a machete. Bystander shot the attacker.

Posted by: stace, Boban mania at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (CoX6k)

48 Ah, Klaatu... that brings back memories.

Posted by: otho at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (EWg9n)

49 45 41 They now have vegan haggis.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:22 PM (iQIUe)
***
It's got two strikes against it already.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (/33sy)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (/33sy)

50 How stupid do you have to be to send nude pics of yourself to a guy who stole state secrets and made them public? Why not just put them up on the internet yourself?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (NOIQH)

51 I don't even have to read the content anymore to see there's no hope for this country. The rot, malaise, and overall scum has spread everywhere.

Posted by: Blano at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (3eoPa)

52 Anyone keeping score on the lives immigrants have taken?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (iQIUe)

53 I always knew what my report card would have on it, as long as the teacher announced how the grade would be computed. And for the most part, it was all As, except those schools that had a second grade for deportment/behavior.

I had many adventures in C and D land there. One F, even.

This attitude, suck my rebel dick, may have also resulted in one or more unemployment opportunities for me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (gyKtp)

54 Brrrrrr too cold for me. Hello Horde!

Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (ok0dh)

55 Fraternity should go for the throat, figuratively speaking

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (voOPb)

56 I've been to Lowell, MA, when tracking down some fambly history on my Mom's side.

She's from Lawrence, MA, but migrated (legally!) to CA in 1940, and was a Rosie the Riveter at the Douglas plant in Long Beach, where they turned out B-17 components on subcontract to Boeing.

It was cool to see those old mill towns on the MA rivers. But, in the mid 1990s, they had not yet begun to rebound via "gentrificaction".

But I'll echo the earlier comment. My essay would indeed, merely transcribe the 2nd Amendment, but I'd footnote it with the entire compendium of the Heller decision, just to help deliver a multi-pound paper pile of a clue

But, would encircling my house with a quintuple pile of concertina wire be too provocative, I wonder?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (McRlu)

57 "Wow, a shout-out in the content...
----
I wouldn't know. "


Assuming you know American, there ain't no limits on Canucks readin' the content.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:25 PM (SJpls)

58 If you've ever been to Okinawa, you know that Japanese women are plenty interested in having a relationship...... with handsome, muscular American servicemen.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 25, 2016 11:25 PM (K27gs)

59 Carry permit essay (oldie but a goodie )

Because when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Posted by: Tmitsss at January 25, 2016 11:25 PM (Pa9vP)

60 51 I don't even have to read the content anymore to see there's no hope for this country. The rot, malaise, and overall scum has spread everywhere.
Posted by: Blano at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (3eoPa)
***
Hey, c'mon!

We're standing right here! You think we're made of marble?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 25, 2016 11:25 PM (/33sy)

61
44 30: Does anybody watch the olympics anymore? They fuckin suck. This year they are holding them in a cesspool. Who really gives a rats ass?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (ucDmr)


Maybe we should score ace some sweet, sweet international baksheesh by offering the barrel as an Olympic site for 2024.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:25 PM (BK3ZS)

62 51
I don't even have to read the content anymore to see there's no hope for
this country. The rot, malaise, and overall scum has spread
everywhere.

Posted by: Blano at January 25, 2016 11:24 PM (3eoPa)


Pretty much. And it's not going to get better until it we find which straw breaks the camel's back. As the Founding Fathers noted, people are generally content to suffer ills while they are sufferable.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 25, 2016 11:25 PM (HalrA)

63 Wild ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:26 PM (voOPb)

64 >>Does anybody watch the olympics anymore?

Might be fun this time around now that they're going all gender-fluid, compete as the gender you identify. The Iranian "women's" soccer team must be thrilled with this new policy...

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:26 PM (NOIQH)

65 44 30: Does anybody watch the olympics anymore? They fuckin suck. This year they are holding them in a cesspool. Who really gives a rats ass?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (ucDmr)



I can think of one reason to watch. To see which bizarre ailment Bob Costas contracts this year.

Posted by: buzzion at January 25, 2016 11:26 PM (zt+N6)

66 Never realized my crappy personality was a capitalist construct.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2016 11:26 PM (FkBIv)

67 Olympics in a cess pool? Fucking Black Cree, WImhas hit it big, eh Chavez?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:27 PM (voOPb)

68 Of course this is what they want. Those of us in the rest of Michigan are fed up with Detroiters' expecting the rest of us to subsidize their complete and utter failure. We've already thrown away more than enough money on that shithole. It NEVER gets better.

If the union teachers don't like what's going on in their district, they can quit and go work somewhere else.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 25, 2016 11:14 PM (+lVUW)

Correct. Detroit will NEVER get any better, and it will take down Michigan even farther.

That's why I laugh at some of those pinprick areas where artsy fartsy types are fixing up houses and making their 'hoods "better." These dumbfucks are probably liberal as hell, and therefore unarmed. Good luck with that.

Do what I did and get out. You'll never regret it.

Posted by: Blano at January 25, 2016 11:27 PM (3eoPa)

69 66 Never realized my crappy personality was a capitalist construct.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2016 11:26 PM (FkBIv)
***
Yep, and the lowest bidder got the contract.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 25, 2016 11:27 PM (/33sy)

70 This is the one where the Pali plowed his car into a pedestrian, then got out and started hacking up a man with a machete. Bystander shot the attacker.
Posted by: stace, Boban mania at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (CoX6k)

===========

What the shooter failed to do is walk up and give the guy a head shot when he was down. Look how many times he kept getting up. At least 3 times. Plus, after he murdered two people, if he is alive the Israelis will release him someday. Better to end it now.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:27 PM (iQIUe)

71 I can think of one reason to watch. To see which bizarre ailment Bob Costas contracts this year.
Posted by: buzzion at January 25, 2016 11:26 PM (zt+N6)

*****

We can only hope that Herpetic Pink mouth becomes a thing for him.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:28 PM (YLidQ)

72 "Yesterday, two terrorists tried entering a grocery store with their knives drawn. Guy took a cart and blocked them. They then stabbed 2 women outside and they themselves were shot to death."

Where did that happen?

Posted by: Lauren at January 25, 2016 11:28 PM (Kqit+)

73 I can think of one reason to watch. To see which bizarre ailment Bob Costas contracts this year.
Posted by: buzzion


Maybe this time his eye will actually fall out.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2016 11:28 PM (FkBIv)

74
I can think of one reason to watch. To see which bizarre ailment Bob Costas contracts this year.

Persistent rectal itch!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:29 PM (BK3ZS)

75 What the shooter failed to do is walk up and give the guy a head shot when he was down.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:27 PM (iQIUe)
***
We call that one "The Bernie Goetz"

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 25, 2016 11:29 PM (/33sy)

76 There was some pali terrorist twat who was released in a prisoner exchange. She then moved to Mich or Minn. Years later, the feds catch on to her and start deportation hearings. I think they finally are going to kick her out. She murdered people, lied on her visa and it takes years to get rid of her??

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:29 PM (iQIUe)

77 What the shooter failed to do is walk up and give the guy a head shot when he was down. Look how many times he kept getting up. At least 3 times. Plus, after he murdered two people, if he is alive the Israelis will release him someday. Better to end it now.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:27 PM (iQIUe)


Yeah when the guy is still trying to get up and chop you after being shot 3-4 times, you should start just pouring shots into his head and chest area.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 25, 2016 11:30 PM (pAlYe)

78 74
I can think of one reason to watch. To see which bizarre ailment Bob Costas contracts this year.

Persistent rectal itch!


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:29 PM (BK3ZS)



Maybe he'll get that parasite that swims up your urethra when you piss in the water.

Posted by: buzzion at January 25, 2016 11:30 PM (zt+N6)

79 ...not dead...
----
It just feels like it, Misanthropic Humanitarian!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 25, 2016 11:30 PM (DLIIY)

80 >>To see which bizarre ailment Bob Costas contracts this year.

I could not understand why they let him on air - he was hideous and unwatchable. It was all ego, Costas *had* to cover the Olympics; probably thought it would fall apart without him.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:30 PM (NOIQH)

81 27 >>The fraternity denied that any such thing happened. It produced security video of the young woman walking by, unflinching. Windows from which the slurs were alleged to have been hurled had been sealed for years.

Facts don't matter. Just like w/the UVA fake gang rape.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:18 PM (NOIQH)


Alan Dershowitz has had a lot to say lately about what's going on on some university campuses.
Oh, and he has also described Cruz, one of his former law school students, as brilliant.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 25, 2016 11:30 PM (+lVUW)

82 Lowell, MA to Require Carry Permit Applicants to Write an Essay Explaining Why They Should Be Allowed to Carry a Weapon

When in the course of human events ...

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 25, 2016 11:31 PM (rwI+c)

83 Introducing the Russian In-Mouth Dental CNC Mill


Is it safe?


Grandpa had stories, growing up in pre-WW1 Southern Washington about the dentists that would come to town.
It was such a small town, it was dominated by the sandstone quarries and on the main north-south railroads but no dentist practiced full time there. Originally one of the guys up at the quarry had some forceps, and the quarry blacksmith would hold the patient down while he sat on the toolbox and extracted teeth.
Then later there was the dentist that would come down in a touring car from Olympia, and sit the patient in the back seat and work on him there. He'd toss the extracted teeth into the gutter
Finally there was dentist that came down a couple days a month and set up temporary shop in the window of the drugstore. I think Dad said his drill was powered by the patient pedaling and the deeper the drill got the faster the patient tended to pedal, but that might have been about another set up.

Anyways, Grandpa said dentistry was something of a spectator sport.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 25, 2016 11:31 PM (q2o38)

84 "I don't even have to read the content anymore to see there's no hope for
this country"


Oh, there's hope. The MSM, the current political construct in D.C are big problems, but, there's hope in people. They'll find a way.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:31 PM (SJpls)

85 Shiite. Did Bob Costas pee in your beer?

(Not asking anyone in particular.)

Posted by: RioBravo at January 25, 2016 11:32 PM (NUqwG)

86 I could not understand why they let him on air - he was hideous and unwatchable.


And then he got pink eye.

Posted by: buzzion at January 25, 2016 11:32 PM (zt+N6)

87 Maybe he'll get the Zika virus and his head will shrink?

(I know, that's only happening w/newborns, but it would be funny to see his noggin shrink...)

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:32 PM (NOIQH)

88 65: I'll take aids for $1000 Alex.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 25, 2016 11:32 PM (ucDmr)

89 66 Never realized my crappy personality was a capitalist construct.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2016 11:26 PM (FkBIv)

Another reason you are a top notch moron

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:33 PM (voOPb)

90 "Maybe he'll get that parasite that swims up your urethra when you piss in the water."


Nobody will get that bastard.

Do. Not. Piss. In. The. Amazon River.


Should be fine.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:33 PM (SJpls)

91 74 I saw Persistent Rectal Itch! open for the Butthole Surfers in 2002.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 25, 2016 11:33 PM (gyKtp)

92 >>And then he got pink eye.

*golf clap*

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:33 PM (NOIQH)

93
If nothing else, viewing NBC's (with sound off, of course) will provide countless hours to play a drinking game: Spot the Tranny!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:34 PM (BK3ZS)

94 Alan Dershowitz has had a lot to say lately about what's going on on some university campuses.
Oh, and he has also described Cruz, one of his former law school students, as brilliant.
Posted by: nerdygirl


But he would still vote for Hillary.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2016 11:34 PM (FkBIv)

95 The graduation rate for Detroit Public Schools is about 60%.

93% of Detroit students are not proficient in reading

96% are not proficient in math.

Yet the average DPS teachers salary is $54,000 a year.

Question: Are the students of Detroit celebrities? Because the only babysitters that make that kind of money work for celebrities.


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 25, 2016 11:34 PM (gisJf)

96 I hope whoever got that letter from the yeshiva pulled their kid out the very next day. I know my parents would've yanked me out of there in a ny minute.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2016 11:34 PM (EZebt)

97 Israeli man fights off Palestinian stabbers with a supermarket cart

http://goo.gl/bgcWrA

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:35 PM (iQIUe)

98 andycanuck

But you rock on the sock puppet list. So there is that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

99 Megyn warming up for the repubican debate of FOX right now -
Donald Trump is a big meany racist, what say you?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 25, 2016 11:37 PM (T78UI)

100 But you rock on the sock puppet list.
----
Buzzion does too, IIRC.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 25, 2016 11:37 PM (DLIIY)

101 Damn. That took a while to get put together.

Alright, what's going on Horde? Who did we piss off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:37 PM (GEICT)

102 Gawd, just saw the Oregon governor on the news. The stupid is strong in that one. First, she said the militia has to go because they are "threatening" children in the schools. And, she's worried about the "Native American artifacts" at the location. And it's costing them money. And we are supposed to believe she gives a damn about the people in Burns. She cares about the people in Portland and Eugene, period. I am so glad that the local reporters couldn't bother to investigate Kitzhaber before the election This woman is totally incompetent.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 25, 2016 11:37 PM (Lqy/e)

103 İçki!

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 25, 2016 11:38 PM (rwI+c)

104 Way back when Japan hosted the Olympics they did a big public awareness thing to educate their peoples that pissing on the curb offended westerners.



...people ride in a hole in the ground, New Yourk, New Yourk, it's a wonderful town...


Posted by: Cottonwood Kulak at January 25, 2016 11:38 PM (qQ7kL)

105 My Carry essay???

a simple question..;.


How can it be a RIGHT, if you must ask the Governments permission FIRST?

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at January 25, 2016 11:38 PM (f7rv6)

106 သောက်တော့

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 25, 2016 11:39 PM (rwI+c)

107 Alright, what's going on Horde? Who did we piss off today?
---

Last week, I got into a verbal scuffle with a French Canadian at work. It was unpleasant. It seems that French Canadians think they can tell people to "shut up" and not have any repercussions.

French Canadians= worst of French + worst of Canadians.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 25, 2016 11:39 PM (gisJf)

108 "Buzzion does too, IIRC. "


Well, poor Buzz speaks from the beyond so I guess he can things we can't imagine.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:39 PM (SJpls)

109 First, she said the militia has to go because they are "threatening" children in the schools. And, she's worried about the "Native American artifacts" at the location.

Is that ever grasping at straws.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2016 11:40 PM (FkBIv)

110 Alright, what's going on Horde? Who did we piss off today?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:37 PM (GEICT)
****

Dondi, Hillary!, Amy Schumer and Megyn, as far as I can tell. You?

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:40 PM (YLidQ)

111 Megyn warming up for the repubican debate of FOX right now - Donald Trump is a big meany racist, what say you?
*********************

Menopause sure is a bitch ain't it Meggie?

Posted by: The Misandrist at January 25, 2016 11:41 PM (5DJW4)

112
Who did we piss off today?

Snarly and gnarly cat fights among the day walkers are the new SOP for any political thread apparently.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:41 PM (BK3ZS)

113 Among Obama's goals is to turn American police officers into their French counterparts, afraid even to defend themselves. This is what the Davos crowd wants as well, terrified locals kept in line by the Muzzie shock troops until they are pacified and eventually diminished. It really must chafe their asses that we can own guns and that isn't changing.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at January 25, 2016 11:41 PM (pq97T)

114 Last week, I got into a verbal scuffle with a French Canadian at work. It was unpleasant. It seems that French Canadians think they can tell people to "shut up" and not have any repercussions.

French Canadians= worst of French + worst of Canadians.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 25, 2016 11:39 PM (gisJf)



There are bad canadians???? (other than the french variety you speak of) I didn't even know such a thing was possible.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:41 PM (GEICT)

115 Nope, I've never made the sock puppet list.

Posted by: buzzion at January 25, 2016 11:41 PM (zt+N6)

116 Ugly on Twitter & lose in court. Not a good week. I see you have to Sen a request to follow the loser

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:41 PM (voOPb)

117 It didn't hurt the Beatles rumours that the cover for Ringo's "Goodnight Vienna", from '74 had the iconic scene from The Day The Earth Stood Still on it and promo items "Klaatu Barada Nikto".

It was all intriguing stuff, but, Klaatu didn't really sound like the Beatles... they did in a way, but it wasn't their style. Not in the 70's anyway. I remember thinking that if the Beatles really did secretly get back together, to do a record that was in the Revolver/Sgt Pepper type vein, they'd come up with better stuff than this. It was not bad stuff at all, pretty interesting. But, it was too elaborate and produced. If the Beatles had done it, it would either be quite half assed, like they were just noodling around, or it would be totally killer, if they were serious. Way too slick for just dicking around, and not nearly good enough for serious.

Posted by: otho at January 25, 2016 11:41 PM (EWg9n)

118 101 Damn. That took a while to get put together.

Alright, what's going on Horde? Who did we piss off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:37 PM (GEICT)



Ace pissed off a Canadian with his joke today.

Posted by: buzzion at January 25, 2016 11:42 PM (zt+N6)

119 The sad thing is that this letter was sent out by a private Jewish
school who you would expect to be more likely to uphold standards.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Isn't that the courtesy that people pay top dollar to send their kids to Hahvard for?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 25, 2016 11:42 PM (T78UI)

120 Dondi, Hillary!, Amy Schumer and Megyn, as far as I can tell. You?
Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:40 PM (YLidQ)



I actually don't think I pissed off anyone today. Actually, I take it back. I did piss off someone. I was picking at them, joking around, about something and apparently they take that thing a wee bit more seriously than I do. So..you know...I continued to be a smartass.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:42 PM (GEICT)

121 Armed 1 and 2. The attackers were not intimidated. They were successful in driving the invaders out of the neighborhood. Had the mob closed with the one policeman they might have been able to surround him and take his weapon from him. They know exactly how far they can go, and what limits are imposed on the person with a firearm.

Think about the damage half a million fanatical warriors can do behind enemy lines.

Posted by: Cael Lug at January 25, 2016 11:43 PM (YtNIr)

122 Snarly and gnarly cat fights among the day walkers are the new SOP for any political thread apparently.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:41 PM (BK3ZS)



That ain't new.

There's a reason I rarely bother with day threads anymore.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:43 PM (GEICT)

123 So..you know...I continued to be a smartass.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:42 PM (GEICT)

****

Joke 'em if they can't take a fcuk.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (YLidQ)

124 Nope, I've never made the sock puppet list.
Not directly but by possession I'm sure.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (DLIIY)

125 grump, I try to copy and paste the weird characters you produce and Pixy gives me the cold, dead 500 error.


What sorcerer's ways do you have?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (SJpls)

126 Goddammit Andy you're trying my patience

Take the fucking compliment & run with it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (voOPb)

127 >>Who did we piss off today?

Anyone who still thinks we need to support the GOPe in order to reform the GOPe who "understands our anger" but won't do a dang thing about it -- apparently leaving the party and no longer voting for them will make them ignore us (see Ace's epic twitter rant). Because they've been so responsive to our cries in the past.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (NOIQH)

128 The video of the goat-fucking mohammedans menacing passers-by is quite chilling. It's only a matter of time before that starts happening here. The good news is I live in a shall-issue state and never leave home without it. Also, if some dickbag is coming after me with a bat, I'm drawing down on him.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (kpqmD)

129 "The attackers were not intimidated"

Yeah. I worry what happened to the next group to happen through

Posted by: Lauren at January 25, 2016 11:45 PM (Kqit+)

130 Joke 'em if they can't take a fcuk.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (YLidQ)



EXACTLY

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:45 PM (GEICT)

131 I'm tired, and I only get 1 day off so need some rest. 'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at January 25, 2016 11:45 PM (3eoPa)

132 Ace pissed off a Canadian with his joke today.
Yes, I was livid! I almost said, "Excuse me" to Ace but I decided to let it go.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 25, 2016 11:45 PM (DLIIY)

133 >>>There are bad canadians???? (other than the french variety you speak of) I didn't even know such a thing was possible.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:41 PM (GEICT)<<<

Duh. Ted Cruz. A really nasty, nasty guy.

Posted by: D. Trump at January 25, 2016 11:46 PM (H9MG5)

134 Scanning the threads today I've noticed the Trump haters are having a hard time understanding why their moral preening and obnoxious insults of Trump's supporters would make us support him even more. It's an enigma.

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:46 PM (5DJW4)

135 What sorcerer's ways do you have?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


http://www.w3schools.com/charsets/ref_utf_symbols.asp

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2016 11:46 PM (FkBIv)

136 Anyone who still thinks we need to support the GOPe in order to reform the GOPe who "understands our anger" but won't do a dang thing about it -- apparently leaving the party and no longer voting for them will make them ignore us (see Ace's epic twitter rant). Because they've been so responsive to our cries in the past.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (NOIQH)

Ayup. The scorn and vitriol that pours forth from some of these party stalwarts is pretty amazing. You'd think they'd reserve that energy for attacking the progressives.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:47 PM (kpqmD)

137 Evening horde.

I was lukewarm about Hillary before I watched the Benghazi hearings and tonight's debate.

Now I'm all in.

Still debating whether her cackle or the muzzie call to prayer is the most beautiful sound.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 25, 2016 11:47 PM (hlMPp)

138 Every once in a while here in Lancaster, Pa. we get a guy who wants to drive nails with his head. He seems to think it gives him some sort of relevance. Trust me, don`t buy furniture from this guy`s showcase!

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at January 25, 2016 11:47 PM (4h1Pl)

139 "I'm tired, and I only get 1 day off so need some rest. 'Night all."




Hasta, Blano.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:47 PM (SJpls)

140 This woman is totally incompetent.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 25, 2016 11:37 PM (Lqy/e)


And she and all the dems will win the next election.
And Avakian of the $153,000 penalty for malicious-baking-homophobia will be the next secretary of state.

Who exactly was going to investigate Kitzhaber? Willamette Week? Portland Mercury?

The Oregonian is the Dem party organ, the Statesman is edited in TX by Gannett and has a reporting staff of about 6, three of whom are illiterate, the Albany Democrat Herald is now a local advertiser, and the Register Guard has been having flashbacks interspersed with Maoist fantasies - and has been that way for two decades.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 25, 2016 11:48 PM (q2o38)

141 132 Ace pissed off a Canadian with his joke today.
Yes, I was livid! I almost said, "Excuse me" to Ace but I decided to let it go.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 25, 2016 11:45 PM (DLIIY)

Written on the wall in a Canadian bathroom stall:

"Your mother is a very nice lady."

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:48 PM (kpqmD)

142 Duh. Ted Cruz. A really nasty, nasty guy.

Posted by: D. Trump at January 25, 2016 11:46 PM (H9MG5)



You *points* sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up before you make any more of a fool out of us.

You are merely the physical manifestation of decades worth of frustration, betrayal and rage rising to the surface. Shut your hole, wave to the crowd, and you'll get to be president most likely. God help us all. Keep running your trap and you're going to finally say something so damn stupid that it can't be overlooked.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:48 PM (GEICT)

143 Lowell, MA?

Bwahahaha.

Rats won't go there because it's too icky.

Posted by: eman at January 25, 2016 11:48 PM (MQEz6)

144 Think about the damage half a million fanatical warriors can do behind enemy lines.

Hah! Half a million? Good thing we only lost track of 500,000. Shit, hold on a moment...

Posted by: Deutschland fuckedup alles at January 25, 2016 11:49 PM (+c55T)

145 op 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [99 names] 'Teh Hoodie' [13.90 unique names/day]
2 [62 names] 'Amy Schumer'
3 [56 names] 'Caitlyn Jenner'
4 [53 names] 'Prince Ludwig the #Problematic'
5 [48 names] 'The Political Hat'
6 [43 names] 'Adriane the Technophobe ...'
7 [41 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
8 [32 names] 'Mugabe Giffords'
9 [31 names] 'Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value'
10 [31 names] 'andycanuck'


Last but not least Andrew the Canadian

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:49 PM (voOPb)

146 Yes, I was livid! I almost said, "Excuse me" to Ace but I decided to let it go.
************

Eh?

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:50 PM (5DJW4)

147
128 The video of the goat-fucking mohammedans menacing passers-by is quite chilling. It's only a matter of time before that starts happening here. The good news is I live in a shall-issue state and never leave home without it. Also, if some dickbag is coming after me with a bat, I'm drawing down on him.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (kpqmD)

32 days until I'm legally CCW.

As I was writing the check I heard our delegate is trying to make it free for all.

Sonova!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 25, 2016 11:50 PM (hlMPp)

148 Scanning the threads today I've noticed the Trump haters are having a hard time understanding why their moral preening and obnoxious insults of Trump's supporters would make us support him even more. It's an enigma.
Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:46 PM (5DJW4)

******

I'm in the Trump/Cruz in any order camp, although teh Donald has already said he will go back to building stuff if he doesn't win. The Trump hate is strong but very concentrated here.

It is all very amusing.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:51 PM (YLidQ)

149 You'd think they'd reserve that energy for attacking the progressives.

They've placed their bets on who's hiring next year.

Posted by: t-bird at January 25, 2016 11:51 PM (+c55T)

150 "http://www.w3schools.com/charsets/ref_utf_symbols.asp "



What the Hell is that? Ho Lee Fook.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:52 PM (SJpls)

151 I'm in the Trump/Cruz in any order camp, although teh Donald has already said he will go back to building stuff if he doesn't win. The Trump hate is strong but very concentrated here.
***************************

I'll be the first to say Trump is an asshole, but dammit, he's MY asshole.

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:53 PM (5DJW4)

152 There's a saying in Lowell: low, lower, lowest, Lowell

Posted by: Armando at January 25, 2016 11:54 PM (dcCJA)

153 32 days until I'm legally CCW.

As I was writing the check I heard our delegate is trying to make it free for all.

Sonova!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 25, 2016 11:50 PM (hlMPp)

Good for you! What's a sonova?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:54 PM (kpqmD)

154 God help us all. Keep running your trap and you're going to finally say something so damn stupid that it can't be overlooked.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:48 PM (GEICT)

*****

You do understand who ultimately made this guy, right?

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:54 PM (YLidQ)

155 Anyone who still thinks we need to support the GOPe in order to reform the GOPe
osted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (NOIQH)


I don't know of a single regular poster here who has ever supported or endorsed the GOPe. This is fucking bullshit to justify support Trump. As a matter of fact this whole blog has been anti GOPe for as long as I've been lurking and recently posting. So spare everybody the righteous indignation. Just because some of us don't support fucking Trump doesn't make us GOPe supporters or goddamn cuckholds. Seriously, this shit is fine at Breitbart but goddamn it this is "A Very Smart Military Blog".

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 25, 2016 11:54 PM (UnJ7w)

156 Just watched John Wick on DVD. Didn't like it.
The combat pistol scenes seemed plausible. The fight scenes were difficult to see in the dark, as were the combat scenes, but there were flashes of 'do not do that', kind of thing. Of course, the hero always does the right thing, and how would he know? To make the drama, the hero gets captured, of course, and saved by his friend, of course, and his friend dies because he help, so sad.

But the morality play was not satisfying.

Also watched Jodie Foster in 'The Brave One'. Like this one better. Too much time spent in the beginning establishing the love interest. We already know what the movie is about, don't waste time. That time could have been better spent showing the difficulty of buying an illegal handgun in NYC. They made it too easy. I loved how Jodie Foster portrayed her character. The ending was a trifle difficult to accept; no policeman would have done that.

And watched about half of Mad Max: Fury Road which is simply an incredibly stupid film. Unwatchable.

Posted by: Cael Lug at January 25, 2016 11:55 PM (YtNIr)

157 @142 BC after the shooting a person on 5th ave I'm expecting him to break out the mothers sucking cock in hell line from the exorcist

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:55 PM (voOPb)

158

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (FkBIv)

159 "Good for you! What's a sonova?"

Shorter "son of a bitch."


Where at again, RWC?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (SJpls)

160 I'll be the first to say Trump is an asshole, but dammit, he's MY asshole.
Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:53 PM (5DJW4)

*****

Yep.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (YLidQ)

161 32 days until I'm legally CCW.
***************************

I'll be CCW in a short while too. I need a smaller gun though, been used to firing a 92FS and trying to decide which gun would be offer the best transition, a PX4 Storm or an S&W Shield.

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (5DJW4)

162 You do understand who ultimately made this guy, right?

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 25, 2016 11:54 PM (YLidQ)


Well, ultimately, God. But I know that's not what you mean.

I'll repeat what I've said many times before. The possibility of Trump is the GOP's fault. Their bullshit paved the way for him or someone like him. The continued reality of Trump belongs to his supporters.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (GEICT)

163



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (BK3ZS)

164 French Canadians= worst of French + worst of Canadians.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 25, 2016 11:39 PM (gisJf)


Commit this to memory: (phonetically) "man(as in "man", not "mon")zhe la marde, Pepsi" (mange la merde, pepsi). The authentic Quebec accent, "mange" rhymes with English "flange", not the nasal "mawnge" of Parisian French. And "merde" rhymes with English "lard", not like Parisian French "mairde".


Tell Froggie that, and you will have a friend for life. Heh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (Z8fuk)

165 128 The video of the goat-fucking mohammedans menacing passers-by is quite chilling. It's only a matter of time before that starts happening here. The good news is I live in a shall-issue state and never leave home without it. Also, if some dickbag is coming after me with a bat, I'm drawing down on him.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:44 PM (kpqmD)

I might add that the only way to be on equal legal footing is to not allow the law to get involved.
Walk away. Do not stay to become the face of hate.

If the area were rural, the rule would be shoot, shovel, shut up.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 25, 2016 11:57 PM (kKHcp)

166 Yes, thank you, Misanthropic Humanitarian. [bows deeply] [hits head on keyboard pullout tray]

Posted by: andycanuck at January 25, 2016 11:57 PM (DLIIY)

167 Good for you! What's a sonova?

"Special Edition" Chevy Nova made for the southern states.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 25, 2016 11:57 PM (YJmuy)

168 157 @142 BC after the shooting a person on 5th ave I'm expecting him to break out the mothers sucking cock in hell line from the exorcist

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 25, 2016 11:55 PM (voOPb)


If we're gonna go full on I want to see some version of Gunny's barracks monologue in FMJ.

"I like you. Hell you can come over to my house and fuck my sister."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:58 PM (GEICT)

169 I see Rick Z. was talking about mice and traps and the mice avoiding those traps last night. I have this suggestion for him...

https://youtu.be/cDuvxIVPUbw

If he comes in tonight, I'd appreciate it if someone could make sure he sees that link. It seems like it would be really helpful to him!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 25, 2016 11:58 PM (0OG8D)

170 Oh, regarding QOTD II. Nice article, but the writer seems to think that Dalton Trumbo was wrongfully blacklisted. No, fucker was a full-on Commie. McCarthy was right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 25, 2016 11:58 PM (Z8fuk)

171 >>>You *points* sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up before you make any more of a fool out of us.



You are merely the physical manifestation of decades worth of
frustration, betrayal and rage rising to the surface. Shut your hole,
wave to the crowd, and you'll get to be president most likely. God help
us all. Keep running your trap and you're going to finally say something
so damn stupid that it can't be overlooked.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:48 PM (GEICT)<<<

That's it. I'm not coming on "your" podcast. I'm going to hold my own townhall instead. I mean look. AtC. Lovely woman. Real classy. Really, lovely, lovely woman. But you... come on. You're... nobody gets along with you. And like NRO, very few listeners. And everybody who listens, listens for Alex. So, when I'm President I'm gonna make a list of all the Irish, and keep you guys out.

Posted by: D. Trump at January 25, 2016 11:58 PM (H9MG5)

172 "I don't know of a single regular poster here who has ever supported or endorsed the GOPe."



Arson, Lizzy is good. Hold fire.

I support Trump. I know you don't. And that's all good.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:59 PM (SJpls)

173 So, when I'm President I'm gonna make a list of all the Irish, and keep you guys out.

Posted by: D. Trump at January 25, 2016 11:58 PM (H9MG5)



Yeah, it's been tried before you son of a dirty Scot whore. Good luck.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:59 PM (GEICT)

174 The Donald's momma sews socks that smell!!!

Posted by: possessed anti-Trumper at January 25, 2016 11:59 PM (DLIIY)

175 I don't know of a single regular poster here who has ever supported or endorsed the GOPe.
*******************************

A lot of us here held our nose and voted for Romney, and many of us supported Ryan before he went full on retard-traitor (or simply revealed his true colors).

We may have been critical of the establishment but many of us, me included, have the sad history of falling in line and voting for them anyway.

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:00 AM (5DJW4)

176 I support Trump. I know you don't. And that's all good.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:59 PM (SJpls)



Which is most excellent. How it should be. But, unfortunately, not how it is.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:00 AM (GEICT)

177 Does anybody watch the olympics anymore? They
fuckin suck. This year they are holding them in a cesspool. Who really
gives a rats ass?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 25, 2016 11:23 PM (ucDmr)



Maybe we should score ace some sweet, sweet international baksheesh by offering the barrel as an Olympic site for 2024.



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 25, 2016 11:25 PM (BK3ZS)


The only good thing I can say about this year's Olympics is that TFG and his Bridezilla did not manage to put the US taxpayers on the hook for it.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 26, 2016 12:01 AM (NPofj)

178 76 There was some pali terrorist twat who was released in a prisoner exchange. She then moved to Mich or Minn. Years later, the feds catch on to her and start deportation hearings. I think they finally are going to kick her out. She murdered people, lied on her visa and it takes years to get rid of her??
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 25, 2016 11:29 PM (iQIUe)


Put her on a university and accuse her of saying that a woman who has two drinks and then has sex isn't a rape victim. That should get some action.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 26, 2016 12:01 AM (+lVUW)

179 "[bows deeply] [hits head on keyboard pullout tray]"


See what you made him do?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 26, 2016 12:01 AM (SJpls)

180
Jupiter Ascending is just the sort of hyperkinetic and plotless dreck you'd expect from the same clowns who brought us the Matrix trilogy.

Incomprehensible

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 26, 2016 12:01 AM (BK3ZS)

181 It's not clear from the video if the female technician doesn't wear a shirt for technical reasons or if that's a just a personal choice.

I didn't even know that I had any interest in watching a Russian language sales video about the latest dental technology.

Well played.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 26, 2016 12:01 AM (R+30W)

182 The possibility of Trump is the GOP's fault. Their bullshit paved the way for him or someone like him. The continued reality of Trump belongs to his supporters.
**********************

Trump is the form we have chosen for The Destructor. He's our Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:02 AM (5DJW4)

183 Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:47 PM (kpqmD)

Paul Ryan was on the Jerry Bader show out of Green Bay. You can get the pod cast. I wanted to break out the wind shied &'total the car around a tree. No clue we are pised. Cantor & McCarthy were anomolies

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2016 12:02 AM (voOPb)

184 >>I don't know of a single regular poster here who has ever supported or endorsed the GOPe.

Whoa - was attempting to summarize Ace's twitter rant and corresponding post re: screw the GOPe. Was not characterizing anyone commenting here as GOPe, nor was I making any judgments of posters for or against Trump.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2016 12:02 AM (NOIQH)

185 He's our Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
You don't see that every day.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 26, 2016 12:03 AM (DLIIY)

186 Jupiter Ascending is just the sort of hyperkinetic and plotless dreck you'd expect from the same clowns who brought us the Matrix trilogy.

Incomprehensible

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 26, 2016 12:01 AM (BK3ZS)



Yes, but.....Mila.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:03 AM (GEICT)

187 I'll be CCW in a short while too. I need a smaller gun though, been used to firing a 92FS and trying to decide which gun would be offer the best transition, a PX4 Storm or an S&W Shield.
Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (5DJW4)

Probably the Storm, although the Shield has a slimmer profile which I find advantageous.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:04 AM (kpqmD)

188 lot of us here held our nose and voted for Romney, and many of us supported Ryan before he went full on retard-traitor (or simply revealed his true colors)
Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:00 AM (5DJW4)

I can't speak for you but I was voting against Obama not for Romney/Ryan and I imagine everybody else was. Now there actually is a true conservative running and it's not Trump.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 12:04 AM (UnJ7w)

189
180
Jupiter Ascending is just the sort of hyperkinetic and plotless dreck you'd expect from the same clowns who brought us the Matrix trilogy.

Incomprehensible
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 26, 2016 12:01 AM (BK3ZS)



Remember you can't call them brothers anymore since one of them went Jenner before Jenner went Jenner.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 26, 2016 12:04 AM (zt+N6)

190 159 "Good for you! What's a sonova?"

Shorter "son of a bitch."


Where at again, RWC?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (SJpls

Virginia. And I don't think it will take 45 days. May have an asshole carpetbagger as governor but the locals are still ok.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:04 AM (hlMPp)

191 167
Good for you! What's a sonova?

"Special Edition" Chevy Nova made for the southern states.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 25, 2016 11:57 PM (YJmuy)


It's what is said about a civilization when their sun goes nova.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 12:04 AM (EzgxV)

192 I understand the desire for revenge on everyone for lying cheating and stealing while spouting pious nothings and telling me I am to blame.

But (to quote a really long book):

How many barrels will thy vengeance yield thee even if thou gettest
it, Captain Ahab? it will not fetch thee much in our Nantucket
market.

And when you get it, then what? What will you build? Who will trust you? How will you live when your peers are backstabbers?

You talk about victory, but destruction is not victory.

I'm off to bed. Hope I can sleep.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2016 12:05 AM (q2o38)

193 Arson? You still reporting?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 26, 2016 12:05 AM (SJpls)

194 88 65: I'll take aids for $1000 Alex.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 25, 2016 11:32 PM (ucDmr)


Ya gotta be really promiscuous for that. Don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at January 26, 2016 12:05 AM (+lVUW)

195 Greece is the word that's going to be in the news again soon.

EU Slows Down on Greece Aid as Rule Compliance Trumps Urgency

http://tinyurl.com/zzkkjwm

Posted by: Thrawn at January 26, 2016 12:05 AM (s87AC)

196 You talk about victory, but destruction is not victory.



Well, it is if you're combating evil.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:05 AM (GEICT)

197 Well, ultimately, God. But I know that's not what you mean.

I'll repeat what I've said many times before. The possibility of Trump is the GOP's fault. Their bullshit paved the way for him or someone like him. The continued reality of Trump belongs to his supporters.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 25, 2016 11:56 PM (GEICT)

*******

God, certainly. But he just made a man, as fallible as any other.

The probability of Trump is entirely in the hands of the GOPe, who has shit on their formerly loyal base for over 16 years and counting now. There will no longer be any acceptable squishy halfway measures they can offer. They have used up all that former good will.

It is Fcuk you time.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 26, 2016 12:06 AM (YLidQ)

198 Evening, horde.

>>>There's a reason I rarely bother with day threads anymore.

This. All of this. Dayalkers be cray cray. It is known.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:06 AM (e+1S5)

199 183: Bader has morphed into Glen Beck Jr. Can't listen to the guy anymore. Piss and moan all the time, no suggestions for anything.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:07 AM (ucDmr)

200 I support Trump. I know you don't. And that's all good.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 25, 2016 11:59 PM (SJpls)

Roger that Ricardo. I wasn't going after her personally and I misunderstood what she was posting, my mistake. Sorry Lizzy, it's been intense here lately.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 12:07 AM (UnJ7w)

201 153 32 days until I'm legally CCW.

As I was writing the check I heard our delegate is trying to make it free for all.

Sonova!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 25, 2016 11:50 PM (hlMPp)

Good for you! What's a sonova?
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 25, 2016 11:54 PM (kpqmD)

Kind of like the ' make sure you drink your Ovaltine moment.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:07 AM (hlMPp)

202
Remember you can't call them brothers anymore since one of them went Jenner before Jenner went Jenner.
Posted by: Buzzion at January 26, 2016 12:04 AM (zt+N6)


Aye. Which is why I called them clowns.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 26, 2016 12:07 AM (BK3ZS)

203 It's what is said about a civilization when their sun goes nova.

Having a starhammer drop a cubic kilometer of matter in to the heart of your primary will do that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 26, 2016 12:08 AM (YJmuy)

204 Trumps Urgency!
TRUMPS!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 26, 2016 12:08 AM (DLIIY)

205 I'd ask a favor from the Horde......can we please stop fucking talking about Trump?

That shit ruins every thread. It's the ONT. We should be talking about anal sex or oral sex or tits or getting hammered or getting high or something that will get us stern faced lectured.

Can we do that and enjoy our time here instead of yell about yet another person who is most likely flat out lying and will fuck us dry once in power?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:08 AM (GEICT)

206 How many hunger games movies are there now, and are they worth buying the DVDs?

Posted by: Cael Lug at January 26, 2016 12:09 AM (YtNIr)

207 "Roger that Ricardo. I wasn't going after her personally and I misunderstood what she was posting, my mistake. Sorry Lizzy, it's been intense here lately."


It ain't no thing. You sunny gun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 26, 2016 12:09 AM (SJpls)

208 >>>And everybody who listens, listens for Alex. So, when I'm President I'm gonna make a list of all the Irish, and keep you guys out.

Whoever is socking Trump here should kidnap real Trump and run in his place. This fucking guy gets it.

*checks surname*

I'm ok with getting deported, just make it somewhere warm. I hear St. Maarten is nice.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:09 AM (e+1S5)

209 Now there actually is a true conservative running and it's not Trump.
***************************
Maybe not, but he's the only one who goes balls deep, even doubling down with conservative talking points and doesn't pee his pants when the media tries to shame him into backpedaling. Cruz is like Trump-Lite in that regard. I don't know why my enthusiasm for Cruz isn't as strong, but I suspect it's because Trump pisses off EVERYONE in such an unapologetic, in your face, FUCK YOU WORLD style that I find it positively endearing. I guess that's the misanthrope in me.

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:10 AM (5DJW4)

210
198 Evening, horde.

>>>There's a reason I rarely bother with day threads anymore.

This. All of this. Dayalkers be cray cray. It is known.
Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:06 AM (e+1S5)

Dammit. I knew you were a Trumpkin! Cruzer! Santorumite!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:10 AM (hlMPp)

211 But he would still vote for Hillary.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2016 11:34 PM (FkBIv)


At the end of the day he's a liberal. But he does believe that people, including evil white men, have certain rights. He's also able to give a fair assessment of a politician whose views are very different from his own.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 26, 2016 12:10 AM (+lVUW)

212 Because #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/691717181529141248

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/691717333459447808

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/691717480004227072

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/691717641476550656

Posted by: kbdabear at January 26, 2016 12:11 AM (O+Wj/)

213 ...instead of yell about yet another person who is most likely flat out lying and will fuck us dry once in power?
But no one's mentioned Cruz yet? [ducks][hits head on keyboard pullout tray again]

Posted by: andycanuck at January 26, 2016 12:11 AM (DLIIY)

214 We should be talking about anal sex
**************

Well I DID say Trump was an asshole...

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:11 AM (5DJW4)

215 >>>We should be talking about anal sex or oral sex or tits or getting hammered or getting high or something that will get us stern faced lectured.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

But first, I think there's still a little grass leftover from last night.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:11 AM (e+1S5)

216 Now there actually is a true conservative running and it's not Trump.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 12:04 AM (UnJ7w)


How many times have we voted for "true conservatives" and gotten the shaft? I think we're pretty much boned no matter what choice we make. These people are good at getting their hooks into and subverting everyone we send.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 26, 2016 12:11 AM (HalrA)

217 "I'm ok with getting deported, just make it somewhere warm."

They can send me back to Ireland. 'Course the problem is that my ancestors were from vast swaths of warring parts of Ireland so I have a feeling none would want me.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 12:12 AM (Z/8dZ)

218 205: BC thank you. well said. Next Friday I'm will be in vegas getting drunk and goig to ac/dc. Fuck talkin about Trump and Cruz.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:12 AM (ucDmr)

219 Can we do that and enjoy our time here instead of yell about yet another person who is most likely flat out lying and will fuck us dry once in power?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:08 AM (GEICT)

****

Sure, I'm down with that. However, I am not sure how we can talk about the GOPe fucking us for years without bringing him up. Suggestions?

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 26, 2016 12:12 AM (YLidQ)

220 But no one's mentioned Cruz yet? [ducks][hits head on keyboard pullout tray again]

Posted by: andycanuck at January 26, 2016 12:11 AM (DLIIY)



*pins the canuck to the wall with a hockey stick*

I will bludgeon you to death with the goalie stick. Don't make me.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:13 AM (GEICT)

221 I guess that's the misanthrope in me.
Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:10 AM (5DJW4)


*Fingers in ears*
LA-LA-LA-LA! I can't hear you!

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 12:13 AM (UnJ7w)

222 Because #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/691717781633413120

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/691717938177376256

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/691718069677207552

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/691718194713628672

Posted by: kbdabear at January 26, 2016 12:13 AM (O+Wj/)

223 Trump is on twitter attacking Beck and saying Fox will drop Kelly.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 26, 2016 12:13 AM (iQIUe)

224 218 205: BC thank you. well said. Next Friday I'm will be in vegas getting drunk and goig to ac/dc. Fuck talkin about Trump and Cruz.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:12 AM (ucDmr)


Now this man has got it.

What's the plan for Vegas? Gambling? Shows? Showgirls?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:14 AM (GEICT)

225 Probably the Storm, although the Shield has a slimmer profile which I find advantageous.
******************

I liked the feel of both guns, so I'm hoping the gun club I shoot at will give me a chance to try them both out to see what feels best. After I get that I can focus on getting a good holster. Pardon me while I whip this out...

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:14 AM (5DJW4)

226
Kind of like the ' make sure you drink your Ovaltine moment.'
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:07 AM (hlMPp)

Roger that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:14 AM (kpqmD)

227 They can send me back to Ireland. 'Course the problem is that my ancestors were from vast swaths of warring parts of Ireland so I have a feeling none would want me.


Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 12:12 AM (Z/8dZ)


From what I've read, modern Ireland wouldn't be too good for the Horde-minded. They're big into the EU and Globalism over there.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 26, 2016 12:14 AM (HalrA)

228 no blah blah blah

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 26, 2016 12:14 AM (GdFQh)

229 Posted by: Tim in GA at January 26, 2016 12:12 AM (YLidQ)

Political free ONT?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:15 AM (hlMPp)

230 Oh, I drink and tend to forget things....did I tell the Horde that I recently got a new acquisition that will most likely be tragically lost soon?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:15 AM (GEICT)

231 Political free ONT?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:15 AM (hlMPp)



Someone hand that man a beer.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:16 AM (GEICT)

232 Ricardo Kill: grump, I try to copy and paste the weird characters you produce and Pixy gives me the cold, dead 500 error.
What sorcerer's ways do you have?


You must have the secret decoder ring.
http://bit.ly/pixyize

More details and other clues in the unofficial, unauthorized survival guide for AOS commenters. (Link in nic)

Posted by: mindful webworker - eye before eee except after, see? at January 26, 2016 12:16 AM (cHQtB)

233 214 We should be talking about anal sex
**************

Anyway, how's your sex life?

Posted by: Tommy Wiseau at January 26, 2016 12:16 AM (s87AC)

234 I will bludgeon you to death with the goalie stick.
High-sticking. That very bad. Very bad. /slapshot

Posted by: andycanuck at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (DLIIY)

235 Suggestions?
Posted by: Tim in GA at January 26, 2016 12:12 AM (YLidQ)

We should be celebrating the fact Captain Kickass is about to be removed from office in a bloodless coup. It's been a long 7 years and this is where are anger should be directed at. Soon will have a nominee. So for now we should just chill and if need be go into the walk-in and scream your head off. I know I have.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (UnJ7w)

236 Sure, I'm down with that. However, I am not sure how
we can talk about the GOPe fucking us for years without bringing him
up. Suggestions?

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 26, 2016 12:12 AM (YLidQ)

There are some suggested topics up top - anybody got some weird Japan links?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (T78UI)

237 Trump is on twitter attacking Beck and saying Fox will drop Kelly.
*********************

This guy says in public everything that I say in my head but would never say in polite company.

Actually no that's not true, I specifically recall on one or two occasions speaking plainly that I thought Beck was a dickless crybaby shitface.

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (5DJW4)

238 224: First AC/DC, then some gambling and after that partying with the wife. If you know what I mean. A moron weekend. Always have fun there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (ucDmr)

239 95 The graduation rate for Detroit Public Schools is about 60%.
93% of Detroit students are not proficient in reading
96% are not proficient in math.
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 25, 2016 11:34 PM (gisJf)


It's only going to get worse. Detroit has been experiencing black flight for some time how. The people with ambition have gotten out of Dodge.

And if some of those union teachers are white, I wonder how many of them have their kids in the Detroit schools.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (+lVUW)

240 Anyway, how's your sex life?

Posted by: Tommy Wiseau at January 26, 2016 12:16 AM (s87AC)



The wife's been sick, then had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic that resulted in a saturday trip to the ER.

So...nonexistent. You?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (GEICT)

241 bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 26, 2016 12:18 AM (GdFQh)

242 Any of the Horde ever hear of Jennings pistols? The gal next door has two, a nickel-plated 9 mm that looks sort of like a Browning High-Power, and a cute little .22 that I could completely hide in the palm of my hand. You could tuck it in a large wallet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 12:18 AM (Z8fuk)

243 I found not one, but two, pre-1965 dimes today.

So there's that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 12:18 AM (lutOX)

244 Who's up for anal?

Posted by: otho at January 26, 2016 12:18 AM (EWg9n)

245 238 224: First AC/DC, then some gambling and after that partying with the wife. If you know what I mean. A moron weekend. Always have fun there.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (ucDmr)



Very nice. Enjoy.

I'm about to kill whatever smidge of Horde cred I have, but I've never been to Vegas. New Orleans either.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:19 AM (GEICT)

246 The wife's been sick, then had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic that resulted in a saturday trip to the ER.

So...nonexistent. You?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (GEICT)

Everybody betrayed me; I'm fed up with this world!

You're tearing me apart, Lisa!

Posted by: Tommy Wiseau at January 26, 2016 12:20 AM (s87AC)

247 we haven't let in enough third world Islamists yet, to have them
attacking like a pack of wolves. But some parts of some cities may be
like that with illegals, or maybe in Dead Freddie's part of Baltimore.

They
just keep shipping in the "diversity" ... sleep just a little longer
America, as these thugs sneak into America's living rooms. And German
and French officials support the invasion, and disarm the populace.
good gawd ... get out the guillotines ....

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 26, 2016 12:20 AM (5Gpe2)

248 recently got a new acquisition that will most likely be tragically lost soon?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:15 AM (GEICT)

Que?

Got the XD-S recently that I. FRICKIN. LOVE.

UNfortunate canoe accident....again.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:20 AM (hlMPp)

249 Any of the Horde ever hear of Jennings pistols?
They start out as .45s and convert to .22s???

Oh. Jennings not Jenner. Never mind.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 26, 2016 12:20 AM (DLIIY)

250
244 Who's up for anal?
Posted by: otho at January 26, 2016 12:18 AM (EWg9n)



I understand that a sorority girl named Megan is.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 26, 2016 12:21 AM (zt+N6)

251 I'm about to kill whatever smidge of Horde cred I have, but I've never been to Vegas. New Orleans either.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:19 AM (GEICT)

Never been to Vegas either. I've been to New Orleans once. I didn't care for it much. Hot, humid and filthy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:21 AM (kpqmD)

252 242 Any of the Horde ever hear of Jennings pistols? The gal next door has two, a nickel-plated 9 mm that looks sort of like a Browning High-Power, and a cute little .22 that I could completely hide in the palm of my hand. You could tuck it in a large wallet.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 12:18 AM (Z8fuk)
***
Piece o'junk jammo-matics with zinc alloy frames.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 12:21 AM (lutOX)

253 "You must have the secret decoder ring.
http://bit.ly/pixyize "


Oh my God. Mind blown.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 26, 2016 12:21 AM (SJpls)

254 Speaking of Ireland I'm reading a book by Tana French called The Woods. It's a murder mystery that takes place in Knocknaree, Ireland. Half way through and it's been great.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 12:22 AM (UnJ7w)

255 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 25, 2016 11:58 PM (0OG8D)

Watched it. Nope. Too much work and too big for a kitchen. I'll stick with the inhumane glue traps, thankyouverymuch. When mice are caught on a glue trap, the traps (and the mouse) are easily disposable.

Sorry but the person in the video did NOT invent a better mousetrap. Glue traps ARE already a better mousetrap. Less work to set up, too.

Simple is good; I don't want a Rube Goldberg mousetrap.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 12:22 AM (Ix+HS)

256 245: Thanks. I will enjoy. I have never been to Nawlans. Vegas is crazy cool. Even for an old dude like me. I would not mind living in the area someday. Just not in the city.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:23 AM (ucDmr)

257 >>>I'm about to kill whatever smidge of Horde cred I have, but I've never been to Vegas. New Orleans either.

Ive been to both twice. Honestly, skip em. New Orleans smells like dumpster juice. There is literally no redeeming quality to that city. Vegas is kinda fun if you don't mind crowds and also on an expense account.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:23 AM (e+1S5)

258 Que?

Got the XD-S recently that I. FRICKIN. LOVE.

UNfortunate canoe accident....again.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:20 AM (hlMPp)



Got invited to be the 4th member of a team for a charity Sporting Clays event. Not having the proper hardware just wouldn't do.

So now I have this...http://tinyurl.com/hkp6qwn

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:23 AM (GEICT)

259 in a dangerous world it really, really sucks to be unarmed

Posted by: jake at January 26, 2016 12:23 AM (HLUeE)

260 Hey, where all da Swedish wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Achmed at January 26, 2016 12:24 AM (sl+zA)

261 "44 Who's up for anal?
Posted by: otho"


Well, I do need to nod off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 26, 2016 12:24 AM (SJpls)

262 Ive been to both twice. Honestly, skip em. New Orleans smells like dumpster juice. There is literally no redeeming quality to that city. Vegas is kinda fun if you don't mind crowds and also on an expense account.
Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:23 AM (e+1S5)



My understanding is that NOLA is good for 3 things, food, music, dancing girls.

I'm a big fan of two of those.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:24 AM (GEICT)

263 Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:23 AM (e+1S5)

I'll add,
Downtown Seattle smells like piss, even with all the rain

Posted by: jake at January 26, 2016 12:25 AM (HLUeE)

264 I wonder what a Chicago cop would have done if those Muslim immigrants made those threatening moves toward him? I don't think they carry five throw down guns to use after he shoots all of them.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 26, 2016 12:25 AM (MNgU2)

265 BC thank you. well said. Next Friday I'm will be in vegas getting drunk and goig to ac/dc. Fuck talkin about Trump and Cruz.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:12 AM (ucDmr)


I'll buy you a drink. Standard offer to any of the horde visiting Vegas.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 26, 2016 12:25 AM (vBeA5)

266 OK, I made the front page of the local paper. Weird. Part of the job, but not my favorite part. And when did I get so old?

OK fuck pixy. It's Buckaloo and do a search on Sauk Valley news.

Posted by: Farmer at January 26, 2016 12:25 AM (o/90i)

267 264 I wonder what a Chicago cop would have done if those Muslim immigrants made those threatening moves toward him? I don't think they carry five throw down guns to use after he shoots all of them.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 26, 2016 12:25 AM (MNgU2)

He would have started blasting away, hit one assailant, missed the others, hit a preschooler and his mom who just happened to be walking by, then lied on his police report even though he didn't need to.

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

268 >>>Got the XD-S recently that I. FRICKIN. LOVE.

I bought one for Cougar last fall. Her first words were "did you have this custom made?" I keep trying to take it, but she's sneaky and knows I'm up to no good.

Last week I got home earlier than expected, so I stopped at Academy to window shop. Left with my very first scatter gun. Mossberg Maverick 88. I haven't had a chance to break it in yet, but it seems decent for $190.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:27 AM (e+1S5)

269 First things first, San Antonio will have to hold the Warriors scoreless in the 4th quarter.

Posted by: t-bird at January 26, 2016 12:27 AM (mxCgt)

270 Well then. Pics have surfaced of Mizzou QB Maty Mouk snorting lines. He is now suspended indefinitely.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:27 AM (GEICT)

271 Never been to Vegas either , BC. I no desire to change that.
Nawlins was pretty fun, though. Bourbon St got a little 5iresome after a couple trips down there.

Evenin' all.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 12:27 AM (I7I0v)

272 Regarding:
Japan- with porn everywhere, why bother with the hassle of a mate when you can spank it whenever you want?
Jewish Grade letter- if you are willing to raise the kids grades if the parents squawk, then why not just issue the higher grades to begin with?

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 26, 2016 12:27 AM (KlVdw)

273 And if some of those union teachers are white, I wonder how many of them have their kids in the Detroit schools.
---

HAHAHAHAHAHA

[takes breath]

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

no residency requirement to teach here.

I'd say less than 1% of the teachers have their own kids there.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 26, 2016 12:27 AM (gisJf)

274
I went cross country skiing for about an hour today at dusk. Schools were out today here in DE and apparently they'll be out tomorrow, too. That bodes ill for starting lap swimming tomorrow.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 26, 2016 12:27 AM (BK3ZS)

275 ..Rick Z. was talking about mice and traps and the mice avoiding those traps last night...

Went to the "office" the other day, moved a thing on the floor, and there was a cowering little mouse. I thought for a moment he was dead, but he was just frozen with fear or confusion, instead of running.

Once I realized he was actually alive, I just stomped him. Remarkably, I got him just right so he was killed but not squished and messy.

Actually, most remarkable was that I got him at all. I've caught many mice in traps over the years, and caught a few that the cats brought in the house, damaged, but I've never just stomped one before.

Posted by: mindful webworker - the cats call me "killer" at January 26, 2016 12:28 AM (cHQtB)

276
Now there actually is a true conservative running and it's not Trump.



Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 12:04 AM (UnJ7w)


How
many times have we voted for "true conservatives" and gotten the shaft?
I think we're pretty much boned no matter what choice we make. These
people are good at getting their hooks into and subverting everyone we
send.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 26, 2016 12:11 AM (HalrA)


Cato, lets not pretend that past presidential candidates for at least the last 20 years have been conservatives. We may have held our nose and voted for them, but we knew they were not conservative when we did it. Cruz from all appearances and actions, is an actual conservative and he is well worth a vote.
Trump, OTOH, is not our son of a bitch... he is his own son or a bitch and the vitriol that we (me included) have loved thrown at the left is going to be far less attractive when he makes the deals he is promising with the left and gets angry with us for questioning his deal making.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 26, 2016 12:28 AM (NPofj)

277 Any of the Horde ever hear of Jennings pistols?

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

In legislation I think these were called 'Saturday Night Specials'

But I'm against banning poor people from having cheap handguns, like a Jennings.

purchase the best pistol you like to shoot is what I always say





Posted by: jake at January 26, 2016 12:28 AM (HLUeE)

278 And, night time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 26, 2016 12:28 AM (SJpls)

279 Vegas means $16 drinks. Still. I never get tired of it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2016 12:28 AM (sl+zA)

280 Lately we've had a steady number of strangers who are manipulative and obvious. But Teh Morons(tm) handle it better than any other.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 26, 2016 12:29 AM (VdICR)

281
270 Well then. Pics have surfaced of Mizzou QB Maty Mouk snorting lines. He is now suspended indefinitely.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:27 AM (GEICT)



Sounds like we've found Cleveland's next first round draft pick.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 26, 2016 12:29 AM (zt+N6)

282 So now I have this...http://tinyurl.com/hkp6qwn


Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:23 AM (GEICT)

Damn nice!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:29 AM (hlMPp)

283 237 Trump is on twitter attacking Beck and saying Fox will drop Kelly.
*********************

This guy says in public everything that I say in my head but would never say in polite company.

Actually no that's not true, I specifically recall on one or two occasions speaking plainly that I thought Beck was a dickless crybaby shitface.
Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:17 AM (5DJW4)

What's ironic is Beck is known for saying things out loud that others have been afraid to say.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 26, 2016 12:29 AM (MNgU2)

284 So, are the Burning Times here yet?

I'm getting tired of this Unreported High Misery Index/ Stagflation thing we have going.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 26, 2016 12:29 AM (gisJf)

285 265: I am staying at the Signature. The show is at the MGM arena. Also, spend time at the linq.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:30 AM (ucDmr)

286 What's ironic is Beck is known for saying things out loud that others have been afraid to say.

"It's the perfect storm"

Posted by: Every Glen Beck Warning Monologue at January 26, 2016 12:30 AM (gisJf)

287 Story time!

I own a Taxi company, which I drive for on the weekends.

Saturday night, got a call to pick up 2 people at an office park very near a bar called Electric Cowboy here in Kennesaw, GA.

2 really drunk chicks get in the car, briefly, and tell me to drive a couple of blocks away and just sit there. Turns out, the guys they were with struck out and called cuz the chicks were hammered (among other things).

The 2 chicks had me drive them right back to their car. Insisted. I dropped them off, and away I went. End of scene 1.

Scene 2, there was a jacket and a backpack left in back seat. It was late on Saturday night, so I checked it out Sunday afternoon. Remember, some dudes called for them, no phone number on file.

Turns out there was an old time Thermos looking rig in the backpack, no ID there or in the jacket. Open it up and find a 9"x4" cylinder container full of.....nature. 5 ounces worth.

So, I have that going for me. Which ish....nice.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 26, 2016 12:31 AM (YLidQ)

288
But I'm against banning poor people from having cheap handguns, like a Jennings.

purchase the best pistol you like to shoot is what I always say.

Posted by: jake at January 26, 2016 12:28 AM (HLUeE)

^^this^^ X 1,000,000

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:31 AM (hlMPp)

289 Damn nice!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:29 AM (hlMPp)



Here's the best part....since the charity event is a company thing, I was given the company credit card, once the purchase was approved, to use. So it didn't cost me a cent.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:32 AM (GEICT)

290 I've been to Vegas, dear God I hope I never have to go back. Not the place to go if you're an introvert. I can STILL hear the noise even 5 years later.

Posted by: Trump/Cruz 2016 at January 26, 2016 12:32 AM (5DJW4)

291 'Night RK.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:32 AM (hlMPp)

292 Arson Wells: ...Sorry Lizzy, it's been intense here lately.

Man, it's nice to see a potential crisis of misunderstanding chillaxify.

Do the kids still say chillax?

Posted by: mindful webworker - whew! at January 26, 2016 12:33 AM (cHQtB)

293
I was in NOLA for a computer conference during a pre-Christmas week in '89. Had a blast and met the current missus there at that time. Not sure I'm tempted to return, though.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 26, 2016 12:33 AM (BK3ZS)

294 Hey everybody.

Now and then I stumble upon a FB or Twitter account wondering where this person is on current events... and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised, they disagree about such-and-such but overall are conservative or patriotic or what not.

And then (unfortunately most of the time) I find a hateful POS and feel stupid for having wasted my time.

I went through the latter tonight, and this person was making me angrier and angrier... until I finally found her spiel about, of all things, why she refuses to have any respect for the military or anyone in it, and how they're basically just all a bunch of hired murderers.

Enraging, except that at least in this case it only proved she's just another mentally feminist nutfuck.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 12:34 AM (ntObR)

295 244
Who's up for anal?


Posted by: otho at January 26, 2016 12:18 AM (EWg9n)


When I was in High School, back in the 70's, the highest level mathematics class available was "math analysis". Of course, the computerized grade-tracking system only had nine capital letters available for course names, so our report cards said "MATH ANAL".

Of course -- considering the instructor, "Bert Smith*" was a mincing, prissy, recluse -- the course was generally known as "anal math", and someone printed hundreds of "Bert Smith whacked here ->" labels that were found everywhere in the backs of cupboards, telephone booths, service corridors, undersides of desks, etc..

* not the actual name.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 12:34 AM (EzgxV)

296 The show is at the MGM arena. Also, spend time at the linq.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:30 A

AC/DC is, IMHO, one of the best rock bands to see in concert. This is a really fun show with really high production values.

Take [ear] protection. It will be very, very loud.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 26, 2016 12:35 AM (gisJf)

297 I have two sisters who used to live in Vegas. One went to art school out there, and the other went to UNLV. They had a lot of fun. Then they got married, had kids, and got the fuck out of there.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 12:35 AM (Z/8dZ)

298
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:32 AM (GEICT)

*apologies for not quoting in context, seems the new iOS update made things shittier. Imagine that.

But isn't your company YOUR company? Family owned?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:35 AM (hlMPp)

299 Speaking of tits (if no one was, shame on you all), we just finished watching Longmire. Katee Sackhoff has a very nice pair them.

Discuss.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:35 AM (e+1S5)

300 Take [ear] protection. It will be very, very loud.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 26, 2016 12:35 AM (gisJf)



IF IT'S TOO LOUD, YOU'RE TOO OLD!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:36 AM (GEICT)

301 296: That's what I have heard. Can't be a whole lot worse than nhra funny cars all day. They rattle your eyeballs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:37 AM (ucDmr)

302 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 12:34 AM (ntObR

How do you find them? Friends of friends?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:37 AM (hlMPp)

303 When I was in High School, back in the 70's, the
highest level mathematics class available was "math analysis". Of
course, the computerized grade-tracking system only had nine capital
letters available for course names, so our report cards said "MATH
ANAL".

Of course -- considering the instructor, "Bert Smith*" was
a mincing, prissy, recluse -- the course was generally known as "anal
math", and someone printed hundreds of "Bert Smith whacked here ->"
labels that were found everywhere in the backs of cupboards, telephone
booths, service corridors, undersides of desks, etc..

* not the actual name.




Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 12:34 AM



So, you were getting anal in the 70's?

Posted by: otho at January 26, 2016 12:38 AM (EWg9n)

304 But isn't your company YOUR company? Family owned?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:35 AM (hlMPp)



Dad and Grandpa's company. I have no legal ownership. Nor do I have the authority to go make large purchases. Especially ones that have nothing to with our business.

There's but a single company credit card and it's in Grandpa's wallet. You want it? Got convince him it's necessary.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:38 AM (GEICT)

305 Be well all Morons.

We're off to bed w. the labs, they are tired hopefully we all can rest.

T

Posted by: Farmer at January 26, 2016 12:39 AM (o/90i)

306 IF IT'S TOO LOUD, YOU'RE TOO OLD!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:36 AM

Yes, I am too old.

However, I also know the db that they're running the sound at, and it's not that far away from "pain."

Also, I like to hear my kitty cat purr, so I am vested in retaining my hearing.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 26, 2016 12:39 AM (gisJf)

307 IF IT'S TOO LOUD, YOU'RE TOO OLD!!!!
............

WHAT ??

Posted by: jake at January 26, 2016 12:39 AM (HLUeE)

308 234

I laugh at your goalie stick. You want violence go straight to curling. They should outlaw brooms. Bloodcurdling.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at January 26, 2016 12:39 AM (FtrY1)

309 nite Farmer.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:40 AM (ucDmr)

310 299 Speaking of tits (if no one was, shame on you all), we just finished watching Longmire. Katee Sackhoff has a very nice pair them.

Discuss.
Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:35 AM (e+1S5)

Also speaking of tits...whoever posted the 80s vid of chicks and machine guns at th FB group. Still LMAO....and still praying for the camera operators.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:40 AM (hlMPp)

311 Alright, I'm nodding off and I've got to be up in 5 hours. Night Horde! Play nice!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:41 AM (GEICT)

312 The wind is gusting hard from the south...I kind of like the sound of it lashing around the house while I'm curled up on the couch in front of the fire in my very alluring wool socks, flannel sleep pants, henley and - gulp- Bears Snuggie. I just finished a Lagunitas Brown Shugga... it's not bad, not really sweet. Dark and citrusy and yeasty. We got it as a gift over the holidays, along with alcoholic root beer. Haven't tried that yet. Maybe I'll crack one open now. I only have to be up in...five and a half hours. Plenty of time.

Posted by: Gem at January 26, 2016 12:41 AM (c+gwp)

313 'Night, T.
Local celebrity that you are.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 12:42 AM (I7I0v)

314 nite BC.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 26, 2016 12:42 AM (ucDmr)

315
Dad and Grandpa's company. I have no legal ownership. Nor do I have the authority to go make large purchases. Especially ones that have nothing to with our business.

There's but a single company credit card and it's in Grandpa's wallet. You want it? Got convince him it's necessary.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:38 AM (GEICT)

Oh ok. So how'd you pull that off? Publicity?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:42 AM (hlMPp)

316 Monster Trucks in an Indoor Stadium are way loud....

Took Jake Jr to an event in Nampa, ID and it seemed way north of 140 or 150Db

Posted by: jake at January 26, 2016 12:42 AM (HLUeE)

317 The Daily Mail has this story up, I just noticed: Another rapefugee attack in Sweden. A pretty 22-yr old, a Swedish bikini-team blonde right out of central casting, was stabbed to death by a 15-yr refugee. She was a do-gooder apparently, wanting to help all the poor refugees and so was working at one of the refugee housing projects.

There was no mention of rape, attempted or otherwise, but they did mention reports of sexual assault from the same refugee center.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 12:43 AM (dvuhZ)

318 Nite farmer. Nite BC.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:43 AM (hlMPp)

319 Speaking of tits (if no one was, shame on you all), we just finished watching Longmire. Katee Sackhoff has a very nice pair them.

Discuss.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:35 AM (e+1S5)


I'd motorboat 'em.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 12:44 AM (fC9RO)

320 There was no mention of rape, attempted or otherwise, but they did mention reports of sexual assault from the same refugee center.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 12:43 AM (dvuhZ)


Smart money says he made a pass at her, she turned him down, and he got stabby.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 12:46 AM (Z8fuk)

321 Oh ok. So how'd you pull that off? Publicity?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:42 AM (hlMPp)



I was scrambling around trying to find a suitable firearm for the event. "You gotta have a specific type and caliber, right?" "Yeah." "How expensive?" "After taxes and fees and stuff, $500ish."

"Huh. We're always invited to this thing but never enter a team because of cost. But if someone is paying for you, it'd look bad if we didn't go."

"Uh..yeah, I guess so."

"You know which gun you would want?"

"Yeah" *show him*

*he hands me card*

"Go do it."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:46 AM (GEICT)

322 I laugh at your goalie stick. You want violence go straight to curling. They should outlaw brooms. Bloodcurdling.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at January 26, 2016 12:39 AM (FtrY1)


Check out the movie, 'Men With Brooms' (2002). It has that great Canadian (no sarcasm that), Leslie Nielsen, in it in a rather bizarre role. Written and starring that guy who played the Mountie in 'Due South' (an underrated tv show).

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 12:46 AM (Ix+HS)

323 was stabbed to death by a 15-yr refugee

....

Sweden is not age testing refugees like other country's

he was not 15

Posted by: jake at January 26, 2016 12:47 AM (HLUeE)

324 'Night BC. Dream of anything other that The Donald.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 12:47 AM (I7I0v)

325 Gonna call it a night.

It's a night! (droll, eh?)

My beverage mug is empty. There's a tomorrow to take care of coming up.

Good night, Gracies!

Posted by: mindful webworker - on my way out at January 26, 2016 12:47 AM (cHQtB)

326 and a sociology professor whom the publishers had asked to peer-review the book refused to do so on the grounds that any book linking benefit dependency to personality must be nonsense because personality is a "capitalist construct."

That's true. I bought my personality for $273.88.

Nature was having a sale.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 26, 2016 12:48 AM (zc3Db)

327 *he hands me card*

"Go do it."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:46 AM (GEICT)


Be sure to take your Grampa out shooting with it. My grandparents are a distant memory. I envy you having yours around and vigorous.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 12:48 AM (Z8fuk)

328 Rick z,
You were paged @169.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 12:49 AM (I7I0v)

329 When your are that good looking, you are playing Russian roulette with these muslims. They think it is okay to rape you and if you resist, they will stab you. It is not going to change.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 26, 2016 12:49 AM (iQIUe)

330
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 26, 2016 12:46 AM (GEICT

Nice!! Good luck.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:50 AM (hlMPp)

331 Check out the movie, 'Men With Brooms' (2002). It has that great Canadian (no sarcasm that), Leslie Nielsen, in it in a rather bizarre role. Written and starring that guy who played the Mountie in 'Due South' (an underrated tv show).

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 12:46 AM (Ix+HS)


Little-known factoid: Leslie Nielsen's brother, Erik, was a member of Parliament for Yukon for many years, and was known as Yukon Erik. And he also had a good sense of humor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 12:51 AM (Z8fuk)

332 chillax?
Posted by: mindful webworker - whew! at January 26, 2016 12:33 AM (cHQtB)

I pretty sure they do

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 12:51 AM (UnJ7w)

333 The Daily Mail has this story up, I just noticed:
Another rapefugee attack in Sweden. A pretty 22-yr old, a Swedish
bikini-team blonde right out of central casting, was stabbed to death by
a 15-yr refugee. She was a do-gooder apparently, wanting to help all
the poor refugees and so was working at one of the refugee housing
projects.

There was no mention of rape, attempted or otherwise,
but they did mention reports of sexual assault from the same refugee
center.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 12:43 AM (dvuhZ)

My question is where are the men in these communities that would allow these invaders to act in such a way toward their mothers/sisters/wives without gutting them where they stand?

Posted by: redbanzai at January 26, 2016 12:52 AM (NPofj)

334 It's only two hours past my bed time, so tomorrow should be awesome, right?

Posted by: DC in River City at January 26, 2016 12:52 AM (e+1S5)

335 Chi, I responded @ 255 (before any deletions). The Rube Goldberg mousetrap game is great for kids, but not in real life.

A random thought on the top sock list here: How many sock comments were of the 'Off damn sock!' variety? Do they count in the socking numbers?

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 12:53 AM (Ix+HS)

336 You shall ride eternal, shiny and chrome!

Now THAT'S a benediction, right there, I tell you what.

(Yes, getting ready for the long, slow, grinding descent into collective madness. If I'm lucky and play my cards right, I'll be a sort of cross of Immortan Joe, the Bullet Farmer, the Collector, and Lord Mayor of Bartertown. Hey, in an age of madness, sanity is insane.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 12:53 AM (lutOX)

337 So, RWC - How much was the CCW? $50 or $75 IIRC.
How bad was the process?
I need to get working on 9n that...

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 12:54 AM (I7I0v)

338 Check out the movie, 'Men With Brooms' (2002). It has that great Canadian (no sarcasm that), Leslie Nielsen, in it in a rather bizarre role. Written and starring that guy who played the Mountie in 'Due South' (an underrated tv show).

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 12:46 AM (Ix+HS)
================
I cant remember his name either. But he was in a show about a regional Shakespeare Theater in Canada. It was funny and it had Rachel McAdams who was cute as a button.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 26, 2016 12:54 AM (iQIUe)

339 out

Posted by: jake at January 26, 2016 12:54 AM (HLUeE)

340 #255: Oh, it doesn't have to be "humane". You can put some water in the bucket to drown the mice.

I considered this as a possible solution when I had squirrels in the attic. With the water in the bucket, because squirrels are good at jumping. It turned out to be unnecessary, though, because I was able to drive them out with noise generators and then the HOA plugged the hole in the roof where they were getting in.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 26, 2016 12:55 AM (0OG8D)

341 I think any of 'em, once they hit puberty, are rape threats.

The thing is to them, women are shit, just basically slaves for 'em. Any woman who isn't covered in a damn tent, is flaunting herself, and thus fair game.

They absolutely cannot handle hot women looking hot. It drives them nuts. I think it makes them realize what utter worthless scum they are.

I remember reading about some technique the CIA guys learned about these guys, and their hangups with hot women. They'd get some female to dress hot, you know, TA shoved right up there in their face, long legs and dressed to the nines. They'd have the all the other men (our guys) act deferential to her, saluting or what-not, letting the muzzie know she was in charge, the big Kahuna.

That drove them nuts. They couldn't stand the hot woman in authority. And then she's sort of display dominate behavior over the muzzie for the coup de grace.

They just can't take it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 12:55 AM (dvuhZ)

342
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 12:43 AM (dvuhZ)

My question is where are the men in these communities that would allow these invaders to act in such a way toward their mothers/sisters/wives without gutting them where they stand?

Posted by: redbanzai at January 26, 2016 12:52 AM (NPofj

The ones who aren't feminized little pussies are being put down by their government and 'right thinking folks' as being worse than Hitler himself.

It's coming here too.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:56 AM (hlMPp)

343 I cant remember his name either.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 26, 2016 12:54 AM (iQIUe)


Paul Gross. (Had to look it up on IMDB.)

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 12:56 AM (Ix+HS)

344 My question is where are the men in these communities that would allow these invaders to act in such a way toward their mothers/sisters/wives without gutting them where they stand?


Posted by: redbanzai at January 26, 2016 12:52 AM (NPofj)


Some of them fight back... and are promptly arrested.

Then again, my Norwegian great grandmother hated two groups of people: Germans, for executing Norwegian men en masse during WWII... and Norwegian men, for meekly going to their deaths at the hands of German occupiers during WWII.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 12:57 AM (fC9RO)

345
Men With Brooms is definitely worth watching. I had never heard of it until I caught it on TV about five months ago.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 26, 2016 12:57 AM (BK3ZS)

346 Night Jake

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 12:58 AM (hlMPp)

347 Scroll down. Two dead terrorists and a photo of one of the women stabbed. She has died:


https://goo.gl/GtYZIw

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 26, 2016 12:58 AM (iQIUe)

348 Roger Federer may have made a pact with the devil.
Never seems to age.

Could be an experimental, super-realistic Japanese robot.

(Semi-watching Australian Open.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 26, 2016 12:59 AM (T/5A0)

349 A little snowstorm haa closed the US government for five days, opm closed it for Tuesday, and no one has noticed. WTF are our congress critters worried about.

Posted by: Jean at January 26, 2016 12:59 AM (cXiMR)

350 RWC, yup, friends of friends.

Makes me want to start getting more in-your-face about politics and other stuff at FB.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 12:59 AM (ntObR)

351 What's in the dead terrorist's pocket?

https://goo.gl/RQussX

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 26, 2016 01:00 AM (iQIUe)

352 #255: Oh, it doesn't have to be "humane". You can put some water in the bucket to drown the mice.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 26, 2016 12:55 AM (0OG8D)


Yeah, but you still have to deal with a dead mouse carcass BY HAND, a wet dead mouse carcass if you drown 'em. With a glue trap, they're caught on their own easily disposable coffins.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:00 AM (Ix+HS)

353 350 RWC, yup, friends of friends.

Makes me want to start getting more in-your-face about politics and other stuff at FB.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 12:59 AM (ntObR)
***
Low profile is the way to go.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 01:00 AM (lutOX)

354 303
When I was in High School, back in the 70's, the

highest level mathematics class available was "math analysis". Of

course, the computerized grade-tracking system only had nine capital

letters available for course names, so our report cards said "MATH

ANAL".

Of course -- considering the instructor, "Bert Smith*" was

a mincing, prissy, recluse -- the course was generally known as "anal

math", and someone printed hundreds of "Bert Smith whacked here ->"

labels that were found everywhere in the backs of cupboards, telephone

booths, service corridors, undersides of desks, etc..

* not the actual name.






Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 12:34 AM



So, you were getting anal in the 70's?



Posted by: otho at January 26, 2016 12:38 AM (EWg9n)


1 asshole x 1 rectum x 1 asshole = 1 rectassass. 1 rectum + 1 rectum = 2 recta. 1 asshole x (1 rectum + 1 rectum) = 2 assrecta.


That sort of thing.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 01:01 AM (EzgxV)

355 My take on the Japan thing-- I'm guessing it's at least partially hormonal. Too much estrogen in the water (women taking birth control piss and it goes into the ecosystem). Japan is densely populated and I hear that traditional water treatment does not remove the hormones.

A little more testosterone for both sexes should do the trick.

BTW, since cholesterol is the raw material for testosterone production in men, the whole low-cholesterol diet fad has been a disaster for American women.

Low cholesterol diets in Japan (not enough animal fat) could be contributing as well.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 26, 2016 01:01 AM (laMCB)

356 Men With Brooms is definitely worth watching. I had never heard of it until I caught it on TV about five months ago.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 26, 2016 12:57 AM (BK3ZS)


I think it was one of those movies that went straight to dvd. An enjoyable, oddball flick (if you like oddball flicks). Better than most of the Oscar worthy crap these days.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:04 AM (Ix+HS)

357 75 IIRC.
How bad was the process?
I need to get working on 9n that...

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 12:54 AM (I7I0v)

F*ck I hate iOS.

But $50 for the course, $50 for the application. Had to get the signature notarized but don't know the cost of that as I was taking a gal out for lunch in exchange for a notary. (She paid, that's how I roll )

Just waiting for it now. Surely I screwed something up.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:04 AM (hlMPp)

358 Palpatine, yup.

Actually I find that it helps if I can immediately like and retweet a lot of stuff at Twitter that would be guaranteed to explode lib heads.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:04 AM (ntObR)

359 And the course was online with 10 questions. Jus a bullshi formality.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:05 AM (hlMPp)

360 1 asshole x 1 rectum x 1 asshole = 1 rectassass. 1 rectum + 1 rectum = 2 recta. 1 asshole x (1 rectum + 1 rectum) = 2 assrecta.


That sort of thing.




Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 01:01 AM



Jeez C-dog, that's a lot of anal. I guess the 70's was a funkier time, after all

Posted by: otho at January 26, 2016 01:05 AM (EWg9n)

361 Low profile is the way to go.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 01:00 AM (lutOX)


No profile is the way to go on Farcebook.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:05 AM (Ix+HS)

362 Yeah, but you still have to deal with a dead mouse carcass BY HAND, a wet dead mouse carcass if you drown 'em. With a glue trap, they're caught on their own easily disposable coffins.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:00 AM (Ix+HS)


The old reliable spring mousetrap, baited with a raisin, works wonders. And, if you are careful, you can handle the trap by the edges, and dispose of the mouse without touching it. I've also had good luck with the gray Victor "gravity-operated" live traps, but the mice piss and shit in them, so you have to wash them out under the sink. Advantage: spring trap. Live trap's advantage is you can set them in places accessible to pets without worry.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:06 AM (Z8fuk)

363 Rectum? Damn near killed him!


Tomcat has made a better mousetrap. Easy to bait & set, and very easy to dispose of the dead rat without ever touching it, or getting close to it. Works a lot like a clothespin.
Last night when I emptied one across the street, all that was in it was the head. Decapitated the damn thing, or the other rats chewed the body off. I just order more of these things for Shirley's garage today.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 01:06 AM (I7I0v)

364 355
BTW, since cholesterol is the raw material for testosterone production in men, the whole low-cholesterol diet fad has been a disaster for American women.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 26, 2016 01:01 AM (laMCB)
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Ya know, that fits in with my experience. On advice of my physician, I switched over to a high-protein, high-fat diet, and, after a few months, I found myself with a raging libido and the means to do something about it.

Remarkable.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 01:06 AM (lutOX)

365 350 RWC, yup, friends of friends.

Makes me want to start getting more in-your-face about politics and other stuff at FB.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 12:59 AM (ntObR)

Do it. It's fun.

*although I temper myself just in case of another job search.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:08 AM (hlMPp)

366 #352: Okay, cool; as long as you're aware of the existence of that style of trap, I feel like I've done my duty to help you out to the best of my ability.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 26, 2016 01:09 AM (0OG8D)

367 The old reliable spring mousetrap, baited with a raisin, works wonders.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:06 AM (Z8fuk)


Those spring traps are not for klutzes like myself.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:10 AM (Ix+HS)

368
335
Chi, I responded @ 255 (before any deletions). The Rube Goldberg mousetrap game is great for kids, but not in real life.



A random thought on the top sock list here: How many sock comments
were of the 'Off damn sock!' variety? Do they count in the socking
numbers?

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 12:53 AM (Ix+HS)


The full-size mousetrap is a regular at Maker Faire -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOrfuBJ7dVc

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

369 Advantage of the bucket trap: it will catch dozens of mice without resetting or cleaning, but it will begin to stink as they rot. But fine to protect a shop or garage.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:11 AM (Z8fuk)

370 360: I think it was the AIDS scare that killed it, IIRC. For hetero. PJ O'Rourke used to make a joke about something, I forgot how it went, but it was about some sort of bugout stash and in there you wanted a copy of Penthouse, but from back in the 70s, when it was really dirty.

That was before the internet and that taboo is gone now, as it' getting extreme. Let's drive a Mack truck up there.....

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 01:11 AM (dvuhZ)

371 Easy to bait & set, and very easy to dispose of the dead rat without ever touching it, or getting close to it.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 01:06 AM (I7I0v)


Rats are a whole different animule than mice. With rats, I want a .22. Or a flamethrower.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:11 AM (Ix+HS)

372 The first house my husband and I lived in as a married couple was a brand new construction...and it had mice.

At first just a mouse. One little mouse near the trashcan.

Then suddenly so many mice. Mice everywhere. We pulled out the appliances and went in the attic and couldn't figure out where the hell they were coming from.

We finally hired someone to put out bait, because what could you do? I once caught two mice in a single trap. That's how bad it was.

Anyway, when we were moving out I discovered their point of entry. The hall closet. I guess we saved the next family some hassle.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 01:12 AM (Z/8dZ)

373 Classic books like Pride and Prejudice are in the public domain - which means that you can use the characters in your own work if you wish. Well somebody in Hollywood decided to do a 21st Century improvement on that book, and we now have the movie PRIDE PREJUDICE ZOMBIES, and no I am not kidding.

Posted by: An Observation at January 26, 2016 01:13 AM (Kk9qK)

374 371
Rats are a whole different animule than mice. With rats, I want a .22. Or a flamethrower.
Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:11 AM (Ix+HS)
***
Room 101.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 01:14 AM (lutOX)

375 For what it's worth, I've never worried about cholesterol in my diet, ladies.

(licks fingertips and smooths eyebrows)

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 26, 2016 01:14 AM (0OG8D)

376 Yeah, but you still have to deal with a dead mouse carcass BY HAND, a wet dead mouse carcass if you drown 'em.

Just throw the babymouse out with the bucketwater.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 26, 2016 01:14 AM (FkBIv)

377 RWC, same here. :-)

RickZ, have wondered if it's time to go.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:14 AM (ntObR)

378 Sigh. Just can't go without my sugary drinks even though I NEED to diet.

Tempted to go out now and run to Ralphs for another 2-liter of Coke or Cherry Pepsi...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:15 AM (ntObR)

379 #373: I've read it, so I know you're not joking.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 26, 2016 01:15 AM (0OG8D)

380 Classic books like Pride and Prejudice are in the public domain - which means that you can use the characters in your own work if you wish. Well somebody in Hollywood decided to do a 21st Century improvement on that book, and we now have the movie PRIDE PREJUDICE ZOMBIES, and no I am not kidding.

Posted by: An Observation at January 26, 2016 01:13 AM (Kk9qK)


Good book. Zombies are an improvement on the original.

The sequal "Sense and Sensability and Seamonsters" was much better IMHO.

Still my favorite is "Android Karenena", in large part because the android sub-plot was superior to the original novel and could have stood on it's own.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 26, 2016 01:16 AM (vBeA5)

381 I've been to Vegas, dear God I hope I never have to go back. Not the
place to go if you're an introvert. I can STILL hear the noise even 5
years later.


One year a group that I can't name, but they allegedly help people on the autism spectrum, had their conference in Las Vegas. Considering that a large number of people with autism have problems filtering out stimuli, I get the impression they didn't think that one all the way through.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 26, 2016 01:17 AM (YJmuy)

382 Sigh. Just can't go without my sugary drinks even though I NEED to diet.

Tempted to go out now and run to Ralphs for another 2-liter of Coke or Cherry Pepsi...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:15 AM (ntObR)


I hear you. I try and stick with two Mexican Cokes on Friday and Saturday nights and maybe a Pepsi at the bar when I'm sobering up.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:17 AM (fC9RO)

383 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOrfuBJ7dVc

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)


If one is going to go through all the trouble of building something like that, why not build something useful, like a damn trebuchet?

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:18 AM (Ix+HS)

384 Just took a look at my FB timeline. Thankfully when I initiate a tweet, it's me making a joke about my eating habits or what not. I save my angry political stuff for Twitter.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:18 AM (ntObR)

385 Tempted to go out now and run to Ralphs for another 2-liter of Coke or Cherry Pepsi...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:15 AM (ntObR)


I have 10 or 11 cans of Vanilla Pepsi here. Bought it in the mistaken belief it was Pepsi Throwback, made with cane sugar. Not so. Horrible shit. Will use the cans for target-shooting with the Mosin-Nagant some time.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:18 AM (Z8fuk)

386 Tempted to go out now and run to Ralphs for another 2-liter of Coke or Cherry Pepsi...
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:15 AM (ntObR)

Be strong. I kicked my soda habit by switching to sparkling water. It tastes horrible at first then not so bad and eventually you acquire a taste for it. I like it cause i still get that burn in the back of my throat like Coke does. Plus there's all kinds of flavored versions now. Just my two cents.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 01:18 AM (UnJ7w)

387 But fine to protect a shop or garage.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:11 AM (Z8fuk)


Now that I agree with. But not in a kitchen.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:19 AM (Ix+HS)

388 Colorado Alex, good advice. I've heard that real-sugar soda makes you less fat in the long run than standard corn syrup soda.

OTOH, heard that's junk science. So I guess it's official: all soda is bad. Sigh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:19 AM (ntObR)

389
373 Classic books like Pride and Prejudice are in the public domain - which means that you can use the characters in your own work if you wish. Well somebody in Hollywood decided to do a 21st Century improvement on that book, and we now have the movie PRIDE PREJUDICE ZOMBIES, and no I am not kidding.

Posted by: An Observation at January 26, 2016 01:13 AM (Kk9qK)



Book was written in 2009. This is the movie adaptation.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 26, 2016 01:20 AM (zt+N6)

390 Arson, thanks. Have wondered about trying those.

My Mom just *loves* sugar-free Snapple peach tea. Unfortunately it tastes like medicine to me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:20 AM (ntObR)

391 386 Tempted to go out now and run to Ralphs for another 2-liter of Coke or Cherry Pepsi...
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:15 AM (ntObR)

Be strong. I kicked my soda habit by switching to sparkling water. It tastes horrible at first then not so bad and eventually you acquire a taste for it. I like it cause i still get that burn in the back of my throat like Coke does. Plus there's all kinds of flavored versions now. Just my two cents.
Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 01:18 AM (UnJ7w)
***
Yeah, it's not easy, but it's worth doing. Used Topo Chico mineral water, myself.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 01:21 AM (lutOX)

392 I do the flavored sparkling water too. In general the berry flavors seem to be the best.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 01:21 AM (Z/8dZ)

393 And here is the trailer for those who don't believe me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foGraEVNI0s

Posted by: An Observation at January 26, 2016 01:21 AM (Kk9qK)

394 Be strong. I kicked my soda habit by switching to sparkling water. It tastes horrible at first then not so bad and eventually you acquire a taste for it. I like it cause i still get that burn in the back of my throat like Coke does. Plus there's all kinds of flavored versions now. Just my two cents.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 01:18 AM (UnJ7w)


Better yet, tonic water (it's all medicinal and stuff) without sugar.

Of course that would be barbaric without gin.

Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat at January 26, 2016 01:21 AM (vBeA5)

395 qdpsteve,

It definitely tastes different. I figure that if I can cut down to two days per week, then I can endure the other five and consider it a reward at the end.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:22 AM (fC9RO)

396 Colorado Alex, good advice. I've heard that real-sugar soda makes you less fat in the long run than standard corn syrup soda.

OTOH, heard that's junk science. So I guess it's official: all soda is bad. Sigh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:19 AM (ntObR)


Discuss that with zombie. zombie contends that cane-sugar soda is more satisfying to the sweetness receptors in the mouth, meaning less is needed to quench the demand for sweetness.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:22 AM (Z8fuk)

397 Just throw the babymouse out with the bucketwater.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 26, 2016 01:14 AM (FkBIv)


Yeah, I guess I could pour 'em down the toilet. After all, there are worse things that go down a toilet. (A Queens, NY apartment dweller here.)

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:22 AM (Ix+HS)

398 Palpatine, Lauren, CA, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:23 AM (ntObR)

399 Another option is the Hint water. It's not sparkling (although I think they may have just come out with a sparkling version) but is very lightly flavored with no sweetener of any kind.

Better than plain water. The only problem is that it's expensive.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 01:23 AM (Z/8dZ)

400 AOP, will do, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:23 AM (ntObR)

401 Sparkling water is good as well. Slice up an orange or lemon and throw in there and it's fine.

Or even make a simply syrup with some flavoring and lightly flavor it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:23 AM (fC9RO)

402 Hat, hmmm... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:23 AM (ntObR)

403 I do the flavored sparkling water too. In general the berry flavors seem to be the best.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 01:21 AM (Z/8dZ)


A glass of club soda, with a shot of Rose's Lime Cordial.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:24 AM (Z8fuk)

404 And tea, lots and lots of tea. Since I started working where I do now, I drink green tea and oolong and pu 'erh by the quart.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 01:24 AM (lutOX)

405 Rats are a whole different animule than mice. With rats, I want a .22. Or a flamethrower.
Posted by: RickZ
------------------
Heh. Last year, I had a couple rats get in the attic. I parked my ass up there with a stiff drink and the 10 pump pellet pistol for a short while.
I'm accurate with this thing, so it was pretty easy. Ive hit squirrels at 100 ft with it no problem.

But these Tomcat traps come in mouse size & rat size. I swear by them. I won't use poison because of the dog, and can't use glue traps because, well, as funny as it was to see the dog with two glue traps stuck to him, it was a real pain in the ass...

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 01:24 AM (I7I0v)

406 CA, now you're talking.

I admit, I get horrible cravings for sweets.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:24 AM (ntObR)

407 Palpatine, I've replaced a *lot* of the soda with sweet tea.

Problem is, the sweet tea is almost as bad as the soda.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:25 AM (ntObR)

408 My weakness is sweet tea. To that, I'm addicted.

This is what is killing us, the fast carbs. Me, if I could kick the damn tea, I could pretty much eliminate the fast carbs completely. I'm not that big on bread, unlike most of family, and can do without it.

Whether or not the HFCS is really worse than sucrose, I don't know, but I've pretty much given up anything with that shit in it. Occasionally some of the drink companies will put out "real sugar" specials. I got some Pepsi a while back that tasted just like I remember back in the '80s. But nothing with the HFCS goes down the hatch much at all.

Well, the stuff is in condiments. So I still get it there, but that can't be all that much.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 01:25 AM (dvuhZ)

409 publius, oh yeah.

Chik-Fil-A makes an incredibly sweet sweet tea, in fact it's what got me addicted to it in the first place. I *cannot* go through there without ordering a giant cup of it, without even any ice to water it down. Yum.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:26 AM (ntObR)

410 RickZ, have wondered if it's time to go.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:14 AM (ntObR)


I am not going to give the liberal assholes who run Farcebook any of my information.

I'm a true Luddite with all this 'social' media crap. I like my privacy and intend to keep as much of it as I damn well can.

/Get off my computer!

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:26 AM (Ix+HS)

411 >>>Good book. Zombies are an improvement on the original.



The sequal "Sense and Sensability and Seamonsters" was much better IMHO.



Still my favorite is "Android Karenena", in large part because the
android sub-plot was superior to the original novel and could have stood
on it's own.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 26, 2016 01:16 AM (vBeA5)<<<

You're gonna love the reboot of Pride and Prejudice.
It's about a group (pride) of catgirls, and an intolerant society that tries to hunt down the "abominations"... mostly to it's own detriment.

Posted by: zombie Jane Austen at January 26, 2016 01:27 AM (H9MG5)

412 The trick is to slowly train yourself to endure. It's just like working out: start out slowly and add a bit more each time.

Buy a case of sparkling water and try the simple syrup trick with some juice. You'll find that a small splash is enough to satisfy your craving, and far less than a coke would be. Start by going a day or two, then allow yourself one Coke. Then another day or two, coke, two or three days, coke, etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:27 AM (fC9RO)

413 publius, I admit I like that Pepsi now has a "real sugar" version that's widely available.

Wish Coke would do the same, but supposedly they only market it during the Passover/Easter season.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:27 AM (ntObR)

414 407 Palpatine, I've replaced a *lot* of the soda with sweet tea.

Problem is, the sweet tea is almost as bad as the soda.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:25 AM (ntObR)
***
Drink your tea hot. and don't cheap out on it, either - buy some good or goodish stuff. The good stuff doesnt need sweetening.

Try an oolong - they're nice; or get some long jing cha - 'dragon's well' It's sweet without sugar.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 01:28 AM (lutOX)

415 I'm trying to make it so the only calories I drink are a bit of cream in the coffee and a few alcoholic beverages a week.

The hardest thing for me to kick though is a glass of fruit juice in the morning. Coffee just doesn't quite do it as the very first thing I drink.

Oh well, gotta get the last 10 lbs of baby weight off so I will sacrifice juice.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 01:28 AM (Z/8dZ)

416 My landlord killed a most enormous rat (we had no other pest issues) in the basement with desiccant. When I found it, it had all four feet straight up in the air. Like a campy impression of being dead.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 26, 2016 01:28 AM (VdICR)

417 I should probably up my coca cola intake. Been using mostly OOJ for drinkies lately, it's prolly not enough tho whatever vitamin c in it is good, I guess.

Posted by: otho at January 26, 2016 01:29 AM (EWg9n)

418 RickZ, you sound like my Mom. She *hates* FB with a passion, considers it a giant invitation to have your personal information stolen.

The older I get, the more I see her point. :-)

And Colorado Alex, that's also good advice and what I'll be trying to do. Thanks!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:29 AM (ntObR)

419 "Wish Coke would do the same, but supposedly they only market it during the Passover/Easter season."

Mexican coke in the glass bottles has real sugar.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 01:29 AM (Z/8dZ)

420 I've gotten used to unsweetened iced tea. I'll still put honey in hot tea occasionally, but otherwise I like the bitterness.

It's kind of like smoking: you're not craving the sugar so much as the physical activity of drinking something.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:29 AM (fC9RO)

421 Colorado Alex, good advice. I've heard that real-sugar soda makes you less fat in the long run than standard corn syrup soda.

OTOH, heard that's junk science. So I guess it's official: all soda is bad. Sigh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:19 AM (ntObR)

Discuss that with zombie. zombie contends that cane-sugar soda is more satisfying to the sweetness receptors in the mouth, meaning less is needed to quench the demand for sweetness.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:22 AM (Z8fuk)


The body only metabolizes mono-sachharides like fructose and glucose. Energy must be expended to cleave the di-sachharide bond in sucrose (regular sugar), and not all bonds can be broken immediately.

Similarly, long chained carbohydrates can only be digested by cleaving the bonds of the tips of the poly-sachharides one at a time, so it take much longer to metabolize, which is why poly-sachharides are good for yielding energy over a longer period of time.

In contrast, mono-sachharides are ready for instnat metbolization.

Posted by: The Carb Hat at January 26, 2016 01:29 AM (vBeA5)

422 Palpatine, mmm. Will look for those.

I know Twinings makes a fantastic peppermint tea that IMHO *almost* doesn't need any sweetening.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:30 AM (ntObR)

423 Here in Arizona, Mexican Coke is available at all the little corner stores, and even Home Depot. Made with cane sugar, it does taste way better than the HCFS shit.


I was in Nicaragua recently, and the Coke there is also cane sugar. And judging by the label on the can, it's bottled/canned at a plant near Managua, which supplies several countries in Central America. And they have Flor de Cana rum to mix it with. Sigh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:30 AM (Z8fuk)

424 Used Topo Chico mineral water, myself.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 01:21 AM (lutOX)

That's my favorite too. It must be a Texas thing.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 01:30 AM (UnJ7w)

425 Chai tea with a heavy whipping cream has an almost caramel smell and taste, and no sugar.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:30 AM (fC9RO)

426 Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:26 AM (Ix+HS)



I hear ya. I've never felt the need to get into social media. Its potential for doing good in your life is almost nil, and its potential for doing harm is extreme.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 26, 2016 01:31 AM (J+mig)

427 Lauren, true. Forgot about the Mexicoke, thanks. :-)

Carb Hat, uh, okay. Me not get good grades in Chemistry class. ;-)

otho, LOL. :-)

Lauren, I wish I only had 10 lbs of baby fat to get rid of. Lucky you. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:32 AM (ntObR)

428 Mexican Coke is actually pretty easy to find nowadays here in SoCal. In fact you can get it by the case at Home Depot.

Cato, I hears ya. Like I said, am very tempted to leave FB sometimes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:33 AM (ntObR)

429 Sparkling water is good as well. Slice up an orange or lemon and throw in there and it's fine.

Or even make a simply syrup with some flavoring and lightly flavor it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:23 AM (fC9RO)


The funny thing with diet drinks is that they stimiluate your appitite without satisfying it, which makes you crave food more. In contrast, a real-sugar drink can help satisfy the hunger.

Posted by: The Carb Hat at January 26, 2016 01:35 AM (vBeA5)

430 Colorado Alex, thanks for that as well. Bolthouse Farms makes a great Vanilla Chai Tea that is just sweet enough, and seems to have less calories than soda.

AOP, mmmmmmmmm ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:35 AM (ntObR)

431 Costco sells it here, as do all the stores and convenience stores.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:35 AM (fC9RO)

432 "Lucky you. :-)"

Haha well unfortunately that's 10lbs to get back to where I was 4 babies in. To get back to pre all babies I'd need to lose about 20, but that aint happening while I'm still nursing.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 01:35 AM (Z/8dZ)

433 421: But look at the glycemic index and load for a Russet baked potato. That's starch, right, complex chain carbs, but yet the body is damn good at converting that to glucose and spiking the blood sugar and insulin response. It's actually higher than sucrose (and I think's that because of the fructose -- fructose doesn't spike glucose, but then there's all this talk, which is controversial, that it is actually worse).

I've read that stuff that says, absent fast carbs, the stuff that just dumps glucose into your system like crazy, that all the slow cards could never dump glucose fast enough. The density is such that you'd have to be like a cow or something, constantly eating 24/7 just to get the necessary calories from the slower carb veggies.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 01:35 AM (dvuhZ)

434 Hat, I defintely can believe that. Also I've read about how most diet drinks are a chemical shitstorm.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:35 AM (ntObR)

435
The funny thing with diet drinks is that they stimiluate your appitite without satisfying it, which makes you crave food more. In contrast, a real-sugar drink can help satisfy the hunger.

Posted by: The Carb Hat at January 26, 2016 01:35 AM (vBeA5)


Yup. You're better off spending more for the good stuff and appreciating it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:36 AM (fC9RO)

436 Are we talking about dieting?

'Cause the 7/8ths of a meat-lovers pizza I crushed at work would like to have a word.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:36 AM (hlMPp)

437 Also, thanks to everyone providing feedback above that I haven't mentioned by name. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:36 AM (ntObR)

438 You're gonna love the reboot of Pride and Prejudice.
It's about a group (pride) of catgirls, and an intolerant society that tries to hunt down the "abominations"... mostly to it's own detriment.

Posted by: zombie Jane Austen at January 26, 2016 01:27 AM (H9MG5)


猫耳 Mode!

Posted by: 猫耳的な帽子 at January 26, 2016 01:37 AM (vBeA5)

439 Alright bed time for me. Night all.

Posted by: Lauren at January 26, 2016 01:37 AM (Z/8dZ)

440 Alex, exactamundo re 435.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:38 AM (ntObR)

441 What was that recent stuff about the artificial sweeteners screwing up the gut bacteria population. IIRC, what was surprising was that the whole class of them, vastly different molecules, seemed to have the same effect.

Anyway, the theory was the changed gut bacteria lead to problems with insulin and glucose metabolism.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 01:38 AM (dvuhZ)

442 Also good for weight loss is having all of your teeth pulled!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:38 AM (hlMPp)

443 RWC, OMG, don't make my cravings worse. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:39 AM (ntObR)

444 381
I've been to Vegas, dear God I hope I never have to go back. Not the

place to go if you're an introvert. I can STILL hear the noise even 5

years later.

One year a group that I can't name, but they
allegedly help people on the autism spectrum, had their conference in
Las Vegas. Considering that a large number of people with autism have
problems filtering out stimuli, I get the impression they didn't think
that one all the way through.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 26, 2016 01:17 AM (YJmuy)


The fiancee and I did a trip to Vegas and booked at the Excalibur. We specifically booked a nonsmoking room.

So we get there, and you have to walk through the casino to get to the hotel registration. Then you wait in line, then you go off and ride the elevator to rooms. We noted approvingly that the entire floor was "no-smoking". So we find our way down the corridor to find our room, open the door, haul our shit into the middle, close the door, and look around.....and we quickly notice that something smells like cigarette smoke.


I'm thinking it's maybe the drapes -- or a shared AC system with a smoking floor, or coming in through the window; the fiancee thinks someone may have hidden out and smoked in the bathroom, or maybe the bed linens. So we fan out in opposite directions and start sniffing. And we circle the entire room sniffing at stuff, until we meet in the middle, point at each other, and exclaim, "it's YOU!!!"

It seems our little traipse across the casino and standing in line for the hotel desk permeated us and everything we owned with cigarette smoke. The reason the room reeked everywhere and nowhere was because it wasn't the room, it was us.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)

445 RWC, yup. And having your stomach removed. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:39 AM (ntObR)

446 I won't use poison because of the dog, and can't use glue traps because, well, as funny as it was to see the dog with two glue traps stuck to him, it was a real pain in the ass...

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 01:24 AM (I7I0v)


If I was so inclined, I'd get a real mousetrap, a cat. They are a good companion/working animal in an apartment.

I can see where glue trap snowshoes on a dog would not be fun to 'remove'.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:39 AM (Ix+HS)

447
383
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOrfuBJ7dVc



Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)



If one is going to go through all the trouble of building something
like that, why not build something useful, like a damn trebuchet?

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:18 AM (Ix+HS)


It's Maker Faire -- they have those, too. The author of "Backyard Ballistics" attends and signs books.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)

448 In contrast, a real-sugar drink can help satisfy the hunger.
Posted by: The Carb Hat at January 26, 2016 01:35 AM

That is very true.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 01:40 AM (UnJ7w)

449 The funny thing with diet drinks is that they stimiluate your appitite without satisfying it, which makes you crave food more. In contrast, a real-sugar drink can help satisfy the hunger.

Posted by: The Carb Hat at January 26, 2016 01:35 AM (vBeA5)


I believe that to be true in the general sense, too. The "healthy" "low-fat" "low cholesterol" and "low carb" alternatives to real foods are just not as satisfying as the real things for which they substitute, so one tends to eat more to become sated.


I use real butter, whole milk, real cream, and real sugar in my coffee. Drink real soda, no chem-sugar. And I'm not losing weight. Neither am I gaining.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:40 AM (Z8fuk)

450 qdpsteve,

What was the food/diet question?

Tried to look up thread,...but...lazy.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:41 AM (hlMPp)

451 cthulhu, yup.

One thing the anti-smoking zealots *are* right about: that smoke, and the smell, can get everywhere and permeates you and your clothes quickly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:41 AM (ntObR)

452 RWC, desperately craving Coke.

My super-8 film was autobiographical, did I mention that? :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:42 AM (ntObR)

453 And yes, the brown liquid sugary stuff. Not the white powdery stuff that made Scarface all rich and killy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:42 AM (ntObR)

454 Another weird thing, since switching up my diet to follow my doc's recommendations:

I've lost weight. A lot of it. I'd always been a bit chubby, but, damn, once I went high-protein, high-fat, the pudge fell off.

Hardest thing for me was giving up rice and bread and most starches and sugars....

I still let myself have potatoes, etc., from time to time. But not as a daily thing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 26, 2016 01:43 AM (lutOX)

455 Palpatine, how much are you exercising?

I admit it, it's time for me to get serious.

I'm pushing 320 lbs. I don't want to die anytime soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:44 AM (ntObR)

456 445 RWC, yup. And having your stomach removed. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:39 AM (ntObR)

Gotta do what ya gotta do

And after losing weight and getting fit wouldn't you know the beach picture has me next to the cutest/leanest member of the group. Dammit!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:44 AM (hlMPp)

457 I need to get onto a more high-protein/high-fat diet.

I'd like to get to the point where at least dinner is just meat and veggies. Leave the carbs for a bowl of cereal in the morning and some rice with lunch.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:44 AM (fC9RO)

458 RickZ, you sound like my Mom. She *hates* FB with a passion, considers it a giant invitation to have your personal information stolen.

The older I get, the more I see her point. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:29 AM (ntObR)


So how old is your Mom? Is she available?

/The Moron Lifestyle

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 01:44 AM (Ix+HS)

459 I believe that to be true in the general sense, too. The "healthy" "low-fat" "low cholesterol" and "low carb" alternatives to real foods are just not as satisfying as the real things for which they substitute, so one tends to eat more to become sated.


I use real butter, whole milk, real cream, and real sugar in my coffee. Drink real soda, no chem-sugar. And I'm not losing weight. Neither am I gaining.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:40 AM (Z8fuk)


Best diet suggestion I've heard of is to, as much as is possible, make your food from scratch. Even if it is just a little, it'll help in the long run. It's also good for the slow/gradule decrease in weigh, especially with exercise.

Posted by: The Diet of Hats at January 26, 2016 01:45 AM (vBeA5)

460 Fuck.

Cutest- cuttest. Most cut.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:45 AM (hlMPp)

461 I'm on the Patsy Stone diet.

Posted by: otho at January 26, 2016 01:45 AM (EWg9n)

462 The schedule I'd like to eventually have for myself:

Fast food, no more than twice a month.
Eating out, *one* time per month.
Soda, *one* 2-liter a month.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:46 AM (ntObR)

463 RickZ, she's 76. :-) Divorced since 1986.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:47 AM (ntObR)

464 If I was so inclined, I'd get a real mousetrap, a cat. They are a good companion/working animal in an apartment.

I can see where glue trap snowshoes on a dog would not be fun to 'remove'.
Posted by: RickZ
--------------------
Shit, get a min-pin. Helluva lot more fun than a cat, and he won't try to kill you in your sleep.
Tucker has his own door, and has brought me a number of rats, mice, even two possums.
Just last month I had him out in the front yard, and watched him chase down, chomp down and then toss a mouse 6 feet in the air. All in one smooth motion. I knew he was fast, but that was kind of amazing to see.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 01:48 AM (I7I0v)

465 455 Palpatine, how much are you exercising?

I admit it, it's time for me to get serious.

I'm pushing 320 lbs. I don't want to die anytime soon.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:44 AM (ntObR)

Yep. Not even serious at first. Just get moving.

*ugggh,....sounds like some Mooch bullshit.

But really, every bit helps moving forward.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:48 AM (hlMPp)

466 if you aint got pets, use poison. mice and rats breed too damn fast for traps. dead mice stink goes away pretty quick, but be prepared to suffer if rats are the enemy.

after a flood rampaged through our living room a coupla years ago, we had a rat infestation. trapped and trapped and trapped for a year, filled all the holes I could find...didnt matter. got so bad a snake came into the house after the rats.

finally decided to go with poison, no more rats after a month. high summer, tho, and the stink in the walls was really bad for 2 weeks.

and this is weird, last week, went into the pantry to refill on Kcups out in the kitchen. looked in the box and most of the kcups had been chewed open or had litle bite marks on them. not droppings, but I felt around and found some urine. havent seen a trace of rodent otherwise.

I dint know the lil bastards liked coffee

Posted by: Grad School Fool at January 26, 2016 01:49 AM (A9KzJ)

467 Hat, yup. Why I'm trying to learn to make my own of a lot of stuff, including chili and red beans & rice.

I also tried making myself ramen with a faux-asian spicy sauce last night. Didn't really work out but at least it didn't turn out as complete goop.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:49 AM (ntObR)

468 RWC, no, I agree, I gotta get moving.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:49 AM (ntObR)

469 Cooking everything yourself helps. Especially the sweet stuff. If you have to make a tray of brownies, then you're less likely to do so.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:49 AM (fC9RO)

470 Regarding exercise: hit the gym for 30-45 minutes. Enough time to do one or two lifts and a quick run on the treadmill. Don't kill yourself spending more time. Instead, find physical activities that you'd like that will get you out and about.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:51 AM (fC9RO)

471 Fast food, no more than twice a month.
Eating out, *one* time per month.
Soda, *one* 2-liter a month.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:46 AM (ntObR)


Those goals are so unrealistic, you are setting yourself up for failure. Do a count of how many of each you do now, reduce each number by ten percent, and set that as your goal for the next two months. Once that rate becomes the new normal, set a further ten percent reduction, and so on. Idea is to never deprive yourself so severely that you simply give up, and blow it off.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:51 AM (Z8fuk)

472 Colorado, oh yeah.

I had a bit of an epiphany lately: I enjoy cream of wheat, but was always getting the maple brown sugar flavor.

Instead last time I got some, I got the original which is completely unsweetened, so I can control the sugar.

I know though, CoW is another thing that'll have to go if I want to go for a classic Atkins approach.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:51 AM (ntObR)

473 AOP, thanks for that as well. True, I try to be too tough on myself early on and then wonder why I fail.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:52 AM (ntObR)

474 Try cutting out cabs 2-3 days a week to start out with.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:52 AM (fC9RO)

475 I would say right now I'm at about:

8 to 9 fast food meals a month
3 to 4 restaurant meals a month
3 to 5 2-liters or large containers of sweet tea

...and believe it or not, those are down from where I was a few years ago. So I still have work to do.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:54 AM (ntObR)

476 468 RWC, no, I agree, I gotta get moving.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:49 AM (ntObR)

And your schedule/plan can be easily accomplished regarding eating out/fast food. It's all in what you choose. I frickin' love carbs but I love meat more. If I have to treat myself and spend a couple of extra bucks for a bigger steak or side of grilled shrimp I'd do that rather than a butter laden potato......which I'll yearn for later .

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 01:55 AM (hlMPp)

477 Try cutting out cabs 2-3 days a week to start out with.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:52 AM (fC9RO)


Cabs are tough to eat, but once you peel the shell off, the insides are yummy!

Posted by: Godzilla at January 26, 2016 01:55 AM (Z8fuk)

478 One thing that helped me was fasting on a regular basis. Not for the caloric loss, but because it helped me focus on whether or not I was actually hungry and to develop my willpower. I'd fast all day and then celebrate with a burger and shake.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:56 AM (fC9RO)

479 Cooking everything yourself helps. Especially the sweet stuff. If you have to make a tray of brownies, then you're less likely to do so.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:49 AM (fC9RO)


It also allows one to tweak the recipe to suit one's taste, and to experiment.

For example, with steaks (admittedly not the best steak available), I'll broil it on a bed of bacon and water chestnuts with the first side covered in mustard and garlic, and then the other side after flipping with salsa verde and cheese. And, of course, a dry rub of salt and mace. Quite tasty.

Heck, I've found that cooking pork chops in apple juice and space of apple cider with ginger is very tasty, and from which you can reduce the liquid and create a rue to serve with the pork chops.

Posted by: The Cookin' Hat at January 26, 2016 01:58 AM (vBeA5)

480 RWC, also true.

Godzilla, tell me about it. :-)

Colorado Alex, actually that's what I've been doing; just not eating unless I'm really hungry. Unfortunately then I overcompensate and will eat, for example (and I have done this too many times), an ENTIRE large pizza from Round Table.

The counselor I've been seeing has been telling me, screw whether you feel hungry or not. Get up in the morning, EAT SOMETHING HEALTHY and low-calorie so that I don't set off my body's "starvation mode' and cause it to horde already-unnecessary calories. Then a small healthy snack, a sensible lunch, another small healthy snack, and a sensible dinner.

I admit, it seems counterintuitive. But everyone else I've talked to says, that's what healthy eaters do.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:58 AM (ntObR)

481 The funny thing with diet drinks is that they stimiluate your appitite without satisfying it, which makes you crave food more. In contrast, a real-sugar drink can help satisfy the hunger.
Posted by: The Carb Hat


I've become convinced that some constituent of chinchona bark -- i.e. quinine -- either accelerates metabolism or subtly suppresses appetite or something mysterious, such that if you drink real tonic water (i.e. carbonated drink dosed with quinine) you end up having the calories in the sweetener canceled out by the effects of the quinine.

Also, the disaccharides in true cane sugar somehow satiates humans' hunger better than simple monosaccharides do (some as--yet undocumented psychological effect).

End result: Drinking real tonic water sweetened with real sugar is actually quite good for you. Even though, technically, it is no different than any "soft drink," the most reviled substance in the Western diet.

I was recently at a tasting panel and a new product - Elderflower Tonic Water from Fever Tree -- blew away the competition. I was in full agreement.

Posted by: zombie at January 26, 2016 01:59 AM (jBuUi)

482 Heck, I've found that cooking pork chops in apple juice and space of apple cider with ginger is very tasty, and from which you can reduce the liquid and create a rue to serve with the pork chops.

Posted by: The Cookin' Hat at January 26, 2016 01:58 AM (vBeA5)


Go easy on the rue. Too much, and you could wind up in the Rue Morgue.

Posted by: E.A. Poe at January 26, 2016 02:00 AM (Z8fuk)

483 zombie, I'll look for that product. Thanks! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:01 AM (ntObR)

484
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:58 AM (ntObR)

What do you see as counter-intuitive in that?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 02:01 AM (hlMPp)

485 I've lost weight. A lot of it. I'd always been a bit chubby, but, damn, once I went high-protein, high-fat, the pudge fell off.

A lot of people have a hard time understanding that you have to ingest fat to burn fat. Otherwise, you lose muscle.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 26, 2016 02:02 AM (WWdgA)

486 Best nutrition advice I can offer? Do 90% of your grocery shopping on the perimeter of the store. Every grocery store I've even been to is set up the same, with all the processed foods in the aisles and produce, protiiens, dairy & deli along the outside walls.

Steve, I spent over 20 years in the fitness industry. Feel free to tap me for any advice or motivation. Start with just taking a walk every day. Walking is the best thing you can do for fat loss.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 02:03 AM (I7I0v)

487 RWC, the 'eating when you're not hungry' part. :-)

I confess: I was on an eat-what-you-like, eat-as-much-fast-food-as-you-want binge for 30 years. I'm not kidding. Back in the 1980s I practically fetishized my fast food treats (and having the money and freedom to indulge in them), and I ate literally whatever, whenver I wanted, and screw any kind of eating schedule.

Then around 2008 or so, when I first started to have some serious weight gain as well as back problems... that's when I more or less finally got the wake-up call.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:04 AM (ntObR)

488 I use real butter,

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 01:40 AM (Z8fuk)


Yeah, me too. I never liked 'always spreadable' margarine.

The one thing I do whenever possible is buy low sodium. For butter, I buy 'sweet', adding salt as required. I buy the low sodium Kikkoman Soy Sauce, as I think it tastes better. Same for low sodium V-8 Juice (I make a virgin low sodium V-8 every morning, adding 1 juiced lime, 1/2 juiced lemon, Worcestershire and Tabasco). But I stay away from the low/reduced fat products like mayo or sour cream. I don't eat heaping gobs of the stuff so why short myself a little joy once in a while?

Oh, and never buy pre-shredded cheese. They coat the cheese with something to keep the grated cheese separate. Grate your own cheese upon demand. (I have a small hand crank grater that works 'grate' and is pretty easy to clean; proper tools make the kitchen.)

Some quickie things are okay, but some are ridiculous (like buying jars of crushed garlic; really?). Or how about canned potatoes?

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:04 AM (Ix+HS)

489 >>>Go easy on the rue. Too much, and you could wind up in the Rue Morgue.

Posted by: E.A. Poe at January 26, 2016 02:00 AM (Z8fuk)<<<

Nah. That's just a ruemor.

Posted by: horrible late night early morning comedy at January 26, 2016 02:05 AM (H9MG5)

490 Another "rule" I've seen is, if it doesn't rot, don't eat it, and the faster it rots the better. If something has a long shelf life and will just sit there for ages without breaking down and spoiling, stay away from it.

Now obviously, that's not to be taken to extremes (ie, salt doesn't break down) and too damn zealously, but it's on to something.

The reason "Big Food" likes processing is for shelf-stability. If something breaks down quickly, it's more expensive too handle and all that. And the techniques that lead to better stability are not that good for us.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 02:05 AM (dvuhZ)

491 Ah, OK, I just discovered another secret I didn't know until just now -- Fever-Tree uses Bitter Orange peel (http://www.fever-tree.com/ingredients) in their tonic --which contains a natural chemical called synephrine which actually causes weight loss through increased metabolism. Innnnteresting.

Posted by: zombie at January 26, 2016 02:06 AM (jBuUi)

492 Steve, I spent over 20 years in the fitness industry. Feel free to tap me for any advice or motivation. Start with just taking a walk every day. Walking is the best thing you can do for fat loss.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 02:03 AM (I7I0v)

Yep. Due to commuting I walk at least two miles a day without thinking about it. Would I do that on my, probably not. But that's part of my daily routine now.

*i don't do cardio at the gym 'cause that is hellafuckinboring

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 02:06 AM (hlMPp)

493 On the subject of tea -- as a relic of the old British Empire (see "Boston Tea Party"), it is said that there is an anonymous warehouse on the Thames near London where all the tea in the world is sorted. Bales and bales of tea from all over the world enter, a special plugging tool is plunged into them and a sample extracted, and that sample comes before a panel of Masters.




They sniff the tea, crush it in their fingers, sometimes lick it, very rarely gesture to their staff to brew it for further quaffing, throw the remainder on the floor....and render their opinion. "That's decent, send it to the midlands." "Were there sticks in that? -- ship it to Scotland." "That is very fine indeed, send it to the Queen at Balmoral." "That is an average cuppa, send it back to India." "It's better than nothing, send it to Northern Ireland." "Yup, export quality -- send this to Twinings." "It's recognizably tea, send it to Ireland." "Not too bad, send it to Whittard's." "It's barely recognizable as tea, send it to Australia." "It's better than Ireland deserves, send it to PG Tips." "Better than average, but not much -- Taylors of Harrogate."




And, at the end of each day, the Masters of Tea turn to their staff and say, "we're done for today -- sweep the floor and ship it to the US."

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:07 AM (EzgxV)

494 The counselor I've been seeing has been telling me, screw whether you feel hungry or not. Get up in the morning, EAT SOMETHING HEALTHY and low-calorie so that I don't set off my body's "starvation mode' and cause it to horde already-unnecessary calories. Then a small healthy snack, a sensible lunch, another small healthy snack, and a sensible dinner.

I admit, it seems counterintuitive. But everyone else I've talked to says, that's what healthy eaters do.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:58 AM (ntObR)


Go for the protein at breakfast. If you need something quick, make hardboiled eggs and just eat one or two for breakfact. A protein heavy breakfast will stave off hunger.

I remember working with a French guy at one of the National Labs (which means limited opportunities for food, especailly on the weekends). They had a breakfast buffet, and then individual meals for lunch and dinner. I would eat eggs, bacon, and sausage, but he would only eat pastries and the like. At lunch he would be starving to death and then eat a bunch of food, while I was good through to dinner or beyond. I got him to eat eggs and meat during breakfast, and he was much more satisfied and a lot less ravenous around lunch.

Posted by: The Protein Hat at January 26, 2016 02:07 AM (vBeA5)

495 483 zombie, I'll look for that product. Thanks! :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve


It's easy enough to find (http://www.fever-tree.com/elderflower-tonic-water) -- it'll be at BevMo for sure, if it isn't already in stock. Fever-Tree has national distribution.

Posted by: zombie at January 26, 2016 02:09 AM (jBuUi)

496 Oh, and never buy pre-shredded cheese. They coat the cheese with something to keep the grated cheese separate. Grate your own cheese upon demand. (I have a small hand crank grater that works 'grate' and is pretty easy to clean; proper tools make the kitchen.)

Some quickie things are okay, but some are ridiculous (like buying jars of crushed garlic; really?). Or how about canned potatoes?

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:04 AM (Ix+HS)


Some good thoughts there. I have never bought pre-shredded cheese. I use a manual grater, which is basically a pyramid with different-gauge holes on its four sides. Takes no time at all to grate up some Cheddar for mac and cheese.


Canned potatoes are Ok for making clam chowder.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 02:09 AM (Z8fuk)

497 I dint know the lil bastards liked coffee

Posted by: Grad School Fool at January 26, 2016 01:49 AM (A9KzJ)


I've had 'em chew on wooden spoons and my fabric oven mitts.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:09 AM (Ix+HS)

498 I was recently at a tasting panel and a new product - Elderflower Tonic Water from Fever Tree -- blew away the competition. I was in full agreement.

Posted by: zombie at January 26, 2016 01:59 AM (jBuUi)


Why would I drink a tonic water that smelled of King Arther's father?

Posted by: The Silly KnnnnniGt's Hat at January 26, 2016 02:10 AM (vBeA5)

499 487 RWC, the 'eating when you're not hungry' part. :-)

I confess: I was on an eat-what-you-like, eat-as-much-fast-food-as-you-want binge for 30 years. I'm not kidding. Back in the 1980s I practically fetishized my fast food treats (and having the money and freedom to indulge in them), and I ate literally whatever, whenver I wanted, and screw any kind of eating schedule.

Then around 2008 or so, when I first started to have some serious weight gain as well as back problems... that's when I more or less finally got the wake-up call.

Oh ok.

BRB. Lemme see f I can find the regimen my dad, brother and I were on.

Have to stick to it, but you won't be hungry. And you aren't choking down inedible crap. *just have some hot sauce handy. Made it much better.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:04 AM (ntObR)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 02:11 AM (hlMPp)

500 RWC and Hat, thanks. In fact for a while I was in the habit of having Farmer John sausages for breakfast. Maybe should get back into the habit.

And agreed, walking is best... and I was doing it for a long time too, but fell out of that habit. Gotta get back in the saddle.

cthulhu, LOL. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:11 AM (ntObR)

501 RWC, thanks and no prob. I *insist* on always having Tabasco handy. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:12 AM (ntObR)

502 Ok, think it was from a nutritionist so I'll have to search my email tomorrow.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 02:13 AM (hlMPp)

503 Well, all this talk of food has made me sleepy. And it's after midnight, too. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 02:14 AM (Z8fuk)

504 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:11 AM (ntObR)

You can do it buddy. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 26, 2016 02:14 AM (UnJ7w)

505 RWC, no prob, will see you tomorrow and we can go over it then. :-)

Zombie, glad to hear BevMo has that stuff. You've made me interested in trying it.

AOP and RickZ, also thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:14 AM (ntObR)

506 Arson, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:15 AM (ntObR)

507 And the chicken/turkey wraps are actually damn delicious if you use Flatout Spicy Italian flatbread.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 02:15 AM (hlMPp)

508 Oh, and never buy pre-shredded cheese. They coat the cheese with something to keep the grated cheese separate. Grate your own cheese upon demand. (I have a small hand crank grater that works 'grate' and is pretty easy to clean; proper tools make the kitchen.)

Some quickie things are okay, but some are ridiculous (like buying jars of crushed garlic; really?). Or how about canned potatoes?

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:04 AM (Ix+HS)


Just go with the big blocks of cheese and slice, dice, or shred it yourself.

There are legitimate reasons for buying canned potatoes, fruit, veggies, &c.: Shelf life. If you want food in case of an emergency, including those types of canned goods are a good idea. I usually keep a minimum, and eat them only when they are nearing their sell-by date.

Posted by: The Uncanned Hat at January 26, 2016 02:15 AM (vBeA5)

509 Another "rule" I've seen is, if it doesn't rot, don't eat it, and the faster it rots the better. If something has a long shelf life and will just sit there for ages without breaking down and spoiling, stay away from it.

Now obviously, that's not to be taken to extremes (ie, salt doesn't break down) and too damn zealously, but it's on to something.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 26, 2016 02:05 AM (dvuhZ)


I read somewhere a long time ago that the only natural food, properly stored, which doesn't go bad is honey.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:16 AM (Ix+HS)

510 *dammit. Getting hungry now.

Off to slumber and counting sheep....


and their succulent moist chops....


*Homer Simspon gurgling


Night horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 26, 2016 02:17 AM (hlMPp)

511 RWC, mmmm

Hat, yup :-)

RickZ, btw, you made me laugh. I *love* the jarred Christopher Ranch minced garlic and put it in lots of stuff. I do know how to mince my own however, should probably get used to doing that more often too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:17 AM (ntObR)

512 Re: male Japanese low libido... the triumph of soy's phyto-estrogens.

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 02:17 AM (AniE6)

513 Can honey be frozen?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:18 AM (ntObR)

514 494
The counselor I've been seeing has been telling me, screw whether you
feel hungry or not. Get up in the morning, EAT SOMETHING HEALTHY and
low-calorie so that I don't set off my body's "starvation mode' and
cause it to horde already-unnecessary calories. Then a small healthy
snack, a sensible lunch, another small healthy snack, and a sensible
dinner.



I admit, it seems counterintuitive. But everyone else I've talked to says, that's what healthy eaters do.



Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 01:58 AM (ntObR)



Go for the protein at breakfast. If you need something quick, make
hardboiled eggs and just eat one or two for breakfact. A protein heavy
breakfast will stave off hunger.



I remember working with a French guy at one of the National Labs
(which means limited opportunities for food, especailly on the
weekends). They had a breakfast buffet, and then individual meals for
lunch and dinner. I would eat eggs, bacon, and sausage, but he would
only eat pastries and the like. At lunch he would be starving to death
and then eat a bunch of food, while I was good through to dinner or
beyond. I got him to eat eggs and meat during breakfast, and he was
much more satisfied and a lot less ravenous around lunch.

Posted by: The Protein Hat at January 26, 2016 02:07 AM (vBeA5)


I always used to think, "ewwww -- I shouldn't eat eggs in the morning, 'cause whenever I do, I feel full and don't want lunch." .....then the cluebat hit. Yeah, if I eat 300 calories of eggs in the morning I can skip lunch -- but if I eat 300 calories of carbs, I'll crave it 'cause I'll be famished. It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:19 AM (EzgxV)

515 Have heard that honey and vodka can't be frozen. Doesn't make sense to me, but like I said, I wasn't paying attention in chemistry class back in the day.

Everyone, thanks for the great advice and chat tonight. Like Dave Edmunds once sang, I'm gonna start living (and eating healthier) if it kills me. :-)

Goodnight and God bless.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:19 AM (ntObR)

516 Try cutting out cabs 2-3 days a week to start out with.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 26, 2016 01:52 AM (fC9RO)


Absolutely.

Posted by: Uber Drivers at January 26, 2016 02:19 AM (Ix+HS)

517 2 things:
4 to 5 meals per day is much healthier and conducive to a rise in metabolism than 1 meal per day. Sounds counterintuitive, but it's settled science.

B) Franks hot sauce. Leave the Tabasco crap on th shelf. Get Franks.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 02:21 AM (I7I0v)

518 Can honey be frozen?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:18 AM (ntObR)


Honey doesn't need to be frozen. IIRC, it is the one food that won't go bad (aside from straight sugar).

But it you want to freeze it you'll have to do it quickly to do it properly. Cool it too slow and your crash out a bunch of sugar crystals that may not properly redessolve upon warming. If you want to freeze it, use dry ice.

On a side note, people used to use honey as medicine... especially when it was used to preserve corpses:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellified_man

Posted by: The Mellified Hat at January 26, 2016 02:21 AM (vBeA5)

519 Who was filming the French policeman grabbing his gun? Why? And why did they block out the faces of the attackers?

Posted by: Disgusted at January 26, 2016 02:22 AM (bqD5h)

520 They both freeze at a low temperature, but there's no reason to.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 26, 2016 02:23 AM (VdICR)

521 Is Slapweasel here?

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 02:25 AM (2x3L+)

522 Have heard that honey and vodka can't be frozen. Doesn't make sense to me, but like I said, I wasn't paying attention in chemistry class back in the day.

Everyone, thanks for the great advice and chat tonight. Like Dave Edmunds once sang, I'm gonna start living (and eating healthier) if it kills me. :-)

Goodnight and God bless.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:19 AM (ntObR)


Both can be frozen. It's just a matter of getting to the right temperature.

Interesing thing about freezing alcholic drinks: You can selectively crystalize out the water to increase the proof of the drink. You can actually make beers with the proof of hard liquor that way; and because it isn't actually distilling the alcohol, you technically aren't moonshining, and thus avoid Federal entanglement.

Posted by: The Crystallized Hat at January 26, 2016 02:25 AM (vBeA5)

523 They both freeze at a low temperature, but there's no reason to.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 26, 2016 02:23 AM (VdICR)


You can use liquid nitrogen to freeze vodka and other hard liquors to use as "ice cubs" for drink without watering down the drink as it melts.

Posted by: The liq. N2 Hat at January 26, 2016 02:26 AM (vBeA5)

524 Re: In Mother Russia, technicians doing machining in ore are by default hot.

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 02:26 AM (AniE6)

525 I use a manual grater, which is basically a pyramid with different-gauge holes on its four sides. Takes no time at all to grate up some Cheddar for mac and cheese.


Canned potatoes are Ok for making clam chowder.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2016 02:09 AM (Z8fuk)

I have a two piece hand crank with two types of blades: A grating size for hard cheeses like Parmigianno and a larger blade for cheeses like mozzarella. I don't like those box graters. You can never really clean the thing when one zests citrus. For zesting, I have a MicroPlane. One of the best inventions to come along of late (along with the hand held stick/immersion blender). The MicroPlane zester cleans up easy-peasy, too.

Posted by: Uber Drivers at January 26, 2016 02:27 AM (Ix+HS)

526 Buh-bye, sock!

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:29 AM (Ix+HS)

527 Re: the dead terrorist who brought a knife to attack a gunfighter, pardon me briefly while I change out the abrasive wheel to a sheepskin one... I need to buff my Schadenboner.

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 02:31 AM (AniE6)

528 Buffer here:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zl4oj6p

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 02:32 AM (AniE6)

529 I do know how to mince my own however, should probably get used to doing that more often too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:17 AM (ntObR)


Get a sturdy garlic press. OXO makes a good one.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:32 AM (Ix+HS)

530 I do know how to mince my own however, should probably get used to doing that more often too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:17 AM (ntObR)

Get a sturdy garlic press. OXO makes a good one.
Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:32 AM (Ix+HS)


Get one of those rubber tubes for taking that flakey crap off garlic. Then get one of those "slap-chop" thingies... unless you like wacking things with a sharp knive, of course...

Posted by: The Chalcogenic Hat at January 26, 2016 02:34 AM (vBeA5)

531 500
RWC and Hat, thanks. In fact for a while I was in the habit of having
Farmer John sausages for breakfast. Maybe should get back into the
habit.



And agreed, walking is best... and I was doing it for a long time too, but fell out of that habit. Gotta get back in the saddle.



cthulhu, LOL. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:11 AM (ntObR)


One thing that actually works for weight loss.....figure out something that is halfway balanced -- then eat the same exact thing for a week. Do that the nth week of every month.

As an example, take the week starting on the second Sunday of a given month. Find a food that won't give you scurvy or something if you eat it for a week -- e.g. supreme combination pizza with onions, peppers, sausage, and pepperoni. Have that for dinner every freakin' day.....after about day 3, you'll cut down portion size without even thinking about it.

Next month, try Marie Callander's chicken parmagiana frozen dinner. Month after that, P. F. Chang's chicken spring rolls. Whatever it is, eat the exact same thing for seven straight days......then let it rotate back in to your everyday meals when it decides to do so.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

532 511
RWC, mmmm



Hat, yup :-)



RickZ, btw, you made me laugh. I *love* the jarred Christopher Ranch
minced garlic and put it in lots of stuff. I do know how to mince my
own however, should probably get used to doing that more often too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:17 AM (ntObR)
511
RWC, mmmm



Hat, yup :-)



RickZ, btw, you made me laugh. I *love* the jarred Christopher Ranch
minced garlic and put it in lots of stuff. I do know how to mince my
own however, should probably get used to doing that more often too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:17 AM (ntObR)


Pre-minced garlic is a major convenience. We've got a jar in our fridge that I use constantly.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:36 AM (EzgxV)

533 513
Can honey be frozen?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:18 AM (ntObR)


Yes, but why? If you're not making honeysicles, there's no point.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:37 AM (EzgxV)

534 B) Franks hot sauce. Leave the Tabasco crap on th shelf. Get Franks.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 02:21 AM (I7I0v)


Now you're just bein' silly. You think I'm going to throw out my framed Tabasco image in my kitchen?

Tabasco (regular and smoked chipotle) and Sriracha are my go-to hot sauces. The Sriracha is great as an ingredient, while Tabasco is a condiment (goes great splashed on Uruguyan empanadas con carne and my homemade pork or beef burritos, among other foods) and as an ingredient.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:39 AM (Ix+HS)

535 RickZ, btw, you made me laugh. I *love* the jarred Christopher Ranch minced garlic and put it in lots of stuff. I do know how to mince my own however, should probably get used to doing that more often too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:17 AM (ntObR)

Pre-minced garlic is a major convenience. We've got a jar in our fridge that I use constantly.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:36 AM (EzgxV)


IIRC, jarred, pickled, or canned garlic looses some of its healthy benefits due to sterilization during processing. However, powdered garlic is processed without that, and is considered just as healthy as fresh garlic.

Personally, I'll use both. Dash of powdered garlic to an omlet or a meat dish works great. Whole cloves I like to use as a side dish: Put cloves, some green onion, salt, pepper, tumeric, and a dash of olive oitl in a sealed foil pouch and chuck it in with the meat (either grill or oven), and you'll have a healthy little side dish.

There is a resteraunt in L.A. called "The Stinking Rose" that speicalizes in garlic-laden dishes.

Posted by: The Hatting Rose at January 26, 2016 02:41 AM (vBeA5)

536 Hey, L, Elle.
I was thinking about you when I read the PP thread today. Didn't have the stomach to wade into any daytime comment secions, though.
I hope you're doing well.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 02:41 AM (I7I0v)

537 Tabasco (regular and smoked chipotle) and Sriracha are my go-to hot sauces. The Sriracha is great as an ingredient, while Tabasco is a condiment (goes great splashed on Uruguyan empanadas con carne and my homemade pork or beef burritos, among other foods) and as an ingredient.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:39 AM (Ix+HS)


For sandwiches, I make up a mixture of Coleman's (or some other spicy mustard) and Sriracha.

Posted by: The Spicy Hat at January 26, 2016 02:42 AM (vBeA5)

538 Hi Chi. Thanks for thinking about me. I'm not so good.
I can't sleep again. It's wrecking me.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 02:46 AM (2x3L+)

539 Re: Maetenloch's first three links, does anyone else have the feeling that the disconnect is so complete, that the situational awareness is so hallucinatory on the part of the voluntary insane, that they are pretty much like Mel Gibson's hero in "Apocalypto" (2006) just at the point when he saves his family, and the Spanish ships anchor off his beach: about to find out something different?
Or is it just me?

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 02:47 AM (AniE6)

540 535
RickZ, btw, you made me laugh. I *love* the jarred Christopher Ranch
minced garlic and put it in lots of stuff. I do know how to mince my own
however, should probably get used to doing that more often too.



Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2016 02:17 AM (ntObR)



Pre-minced garlic is a major convenience. We've got a jar in our fridge that I use constantly.



Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:36 AM (EzgxV)



IIRC, jarred, pickled, or canned garlic looses some of its healthy
benefits due to sterilization during processing. However, powdered
garlic is processed without that, and is considered just as healthy as
fresh garlic.



Personally, I'll use both. Dash of powdered garlic to an omlet or a
meat dish works great. Whole cloves I like to use as a side dish: Put
cloves, some green onion, salt, pepper, tumeric, and a dash of olive
oitl in a sealed foil pouch and chuck it in with the meat (either grill
or oven), and you'll have a healthy little side dish.



There is a resteraunt in L.A. called "The Stinking Rose" that speicalizes in garlic-laden dishes.

Posted by: The Hatting Rose at January 26, 2016 02:41 AM (vBeA5)


(1) I'm ethnically mostly Irish -- so: boiled meats, potatoes, cabbage, and leeks feature prominently in old family recipes.

(2) Which is why I tend to avoid them. Instead, much of the things I cook will have either minced garlic from a jar, smooshed minced garlic from a jar, or powdered garlic in it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:49 AM (EzgxV)

541 unless you like wacking things with a sharp knive, of course...

Posted by: The Chalcogenic Hat at January 26, 2016 02:34 AM (vBeA5)


I like knives. All sizes.

I don't have much room for kitchen gadgets, so I'm very selective. How selective? I have two electric coffee grinders, one for coffee and one for spices. I have a large food processor I rarely use because my stick blender has the attachments to make it a mini food processor. I was at a flea market and bought a nice old-fashioned glass hand juice squeezer for $5; I love the thing. I'm not paying $20 for some plastic juice squeezer with Martha Stewart's name on it. I'm looking for a sturdy olive pitter, but I'm leery of ordering on line as I want to actually get a feel for it before I buy one because the last one I bought was on the flimsy side and one needs a well made olive pitter (if one uses fresh olives like I do).

I enjoy cooking, though, including the prep. There's something soothing about prepping one's food, knowing what's in the final dish.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:51 AM (Ix+HS)

542 538
Hi Chi. Thanks for thinking about me. I'm not so good.

I can't sleep again. It's wrecking me.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 02:46 AM (2x3L+)


Wait, what?

What can help?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:51 AM (EzgxV)

543 (Btw, congrats, Maetenloch, on yet another compelling ONT!)

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 02:53 AM (AniE6)

544 Idk Cthulhu. I can't sleep in a normal way. My life is so fucked up. I'm awake in the middle of the night and then have to force myself to stay awake during the day for work and then collapse early in the evening and then I'm awake again all night. Like right now.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 02:56 AM (2x3L+)

545 Ah, garlic. Nature's wonder food.
I've taken to using garlic salt on almost everything now instead of just salt.
Take an entire head of garlic, and roast it along with whatever you're putting in the oven that night. You won't be sorry. It speaks like butter, and is so mild and sweet, you'll want to become a garlic farmer.
And, it might be pretty late, but separate a head of garlic into cloves, and shove the cloves into the ground tomorrow morning - by June or july, you should have a dozen or so heads of garlic (when the tops start to turn yellow).

30 years ago, I worked with a strapping young black man that walked around outside all day maintaining tennis courts. He would occasionally pull a napkin out of his pocket and chew on something. Finally, when I asked, he offered me a raw garlic clove. I bet he ate 6 a day. Woody was 65 years old, but looked about 30.

And yeah, sriracha is a go to. Always have a bottle here. Did you know that you can now buy little single-use packages like ketchup at burger king? Hopefully, they'll be available at fast food joints before long.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 02:57 AM (I7I0v)

546 Pre-minced garlic is a major convenience. We've got a jar in our fridge that I use constantly.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 02:36 AM (EzgxV)


I use garlic in more ways than minced. I love roasted garlic, makes a great cream sauce, mashed potato addition, in pasta dishes and I even use it for garlic bread. I use sliced garlic for some dishes, like string beans almondine. I also throw whole cloves in broths and whatnot. Jarred garlic just doesn't have the versatility I require in the kitchen. And it is expensive.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 02:57 AM (Ix+HS)

547 L, Elle -

Prayers for Health & God's Peace ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at January 26, 2016 02:58 AM (AoK0a)

548 Thanks Adriane. Thank you

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 02:59 AM (2x3L+)

549 Chi, an old school (as in ancient Roman) way to preserve roasted garlic is to roast the garlic, squeeze out the whole cloves when slightly cool, let the cloves cool thoroughly, then place into a mason jelly-type jar, covering with olive oil then the lid. That can be left on the counter, adding a clove or two to a dish when needed. The oil can also be used.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 03:03 AM (Ix+HS)

550 L, Elle, you have a large number of Morons and 'Ettes in your corner. Including this one.

Posted by: Piercello at January 26, 2016 03:04 AM (RXfvh)

551 So sorry, L, Elle.
You are doing such good work, but I can't imagine how stressful it must be. I wish there was something I could do...
I can and will pray for peace & serenity for you. And I'll shove a warm biscuit with real, fattening butter and sweet orange marmalade through the USB port!

God bless you, darlin'

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 03:07 AM (I7I0v)

552 Because I love you, Morons, I will tell you that:
1. Prayer
2. Eicosansoids
3. Your gut fauna
Will affect you as much as your DNA.
It's like Petey in "Clear and Present Danger" (1994) trying to crack Ritter's password: "We're beyond birthdays now".
Yet, your Creator is not hiding this from you. The Nobel Prize in 1982 was awarded for the discovery of prostaglandins. So, somewhat old news.

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 03:08 AM (AniE6)

553 Thanks Chi.
Thanks Piercello.
I'm really hurting. I can't take much more of this shit. I need an easier life than the one I have. I'm under so much stress. My lawyer is the only person keeping me going. Nothing is good.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:10 AM (2x3L+)

554 In the off chance that it may help you sleep, Elle, I'll share an old musician's trick for relaxing the mind/body.


Everyone knows that when people get nervous (hello orchestra auditions!), they feel short of breath.

What most people do not know is that the shortness of breath does not come from an inability to get more air in, exactly, but rather from failing to get enough old air out.

Unbeknownst to most, when you breathe out _far enough_, a reflexive lengthening of the spine is triggered, forcing the whole body to relax, and eventually the mind with it.

So take a deepish breath, hold it for a second, then let it out maybe fifteen or twenty percent _farther_ than normal, slowly and easily. toward the end you may start to feel things unkink just a little, or not if it is the first try.

Repeat as many times as necessary, and it should help bring you to a physical calm that may help you sleep.

Or play a better orchestral audition.

Posted by: Piercello at January 26, 2016 03:11 AM (RXfvh)

555 @553 I am sorry for your pain. Prayers up.

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 03:12 AM (AniE6)

556 544
Idk Cthulhu. I can't sleep in a normal way. My life is so fucked up.
I'm awake in the middle of the night and then have to force myself to
stay awake during the day for work and then collapse early in the
evening and then I'm awake again all night. Like right now.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 02:56 AM (2x3L+)


I can very well sympathize. 13 years ago, I had problems with normal sleep; would "wake up" at work, fully dressed; wouldn't remember driving home; and would drowse off in meetings that I had called about my top priorities. For my 40th birthday, I decided to change physicians from one who had completely lost my trust, and mentioned these things to my new physician. A month later, I was on CPAP, and a month after that this crap stopped happening.


(1) Have you discussed this with your primary care physician?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 03:13 AM (EzgxV)

557 Piercello, you are an absolute godsend. Like you read my mind. I'm awake all night and I started having panic attacks at night the last week and feel like I can't breathe, like someone is choking me to death.

I'll try that. Thank you.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:16 AM (2x3L+)

558 Can you take a few days off, L? Just to decompress a bit? A spa day? A two-hour massage?

I hate to say it, but maybe waiting 'til May 22 isn't the best course of action. I am truly worried about your health.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 03:19 AM (I7I0v)

559 Idk Cthulhu. I can't sleep in a normal way. My life is so fucked up. I'm awake in the middle of the night and then have to force myself to stay awake during the day for work and then collapse early in the evening and then I'm awake again all night. Like right now.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 02:56 AM (2x3L+)


Having your sleep/wake cycle out of sync with the 9-to-5 world can really suck.

Non-chemical suggestions I can make include:

1). Light reading material including manga and comics. Yes, this is escapism, but separating yourself from your troubles can be necissary at times, and ligh reading material allows you to stop when you want and not require that your brain be engaged too much.

2). Fantasy. Just as long as you don't get lost in it, it can be healthy and allow you to both relax and use your creative abilities. Maybe it is a dream house, or a fantasy world, or an invented language, or whatever. Perhaps it is an online game or even a tabletop game with others. Just be creative.

3). Kith, Kin, and Pets. There is little more comforting than family, friends, and cherished pets. It is also proof that you are loved and needed. Also, while the Horde is more-or-less "friends in a box", there are plenty of us here who do care (P.S. yet again I restate my offer to buy any of the horde a drink if they visit Vegas).

Maybe above all else, exert an existance outside of whatever is causing your concerns or troubles. Do not let that define you, but rather define yourself.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 26, 2016 03:20 AM (vBeA5)

560 Piercello, I actually do something similar to get rid of hiccups. That might work.

No, Chi, I can't. I can take off one day here and there. Wasting time at the blog is probably my biggest luxury bc I can do that and still manage to be productive during the day. I have to get to May 22 and I'd like to get to July 30th now.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:25 AM (2x3L+)

561 Thanks Hat. I've got #3 down. I'll try #1 and 2. My puppy has been a lifesaver for me. She can actually tell when I'm upset and need consolation. It's kind of amazing to me. She is just great.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:29 AM (2x3L+)

562 @559 While I am not anyone's endocrinologist, I can enthusiastically endorse the last suggestion.
Recent medical research suggests that people can repopulate their gut flora beneficially, and change their hormone responses by taking healthy action.
My old neighborhood buddy, Dr. Steve, a healing blood doctor, also teaches meditation.
Our brains have a lot of fatty tissue (it insulates both electrically and thermally, and hormones are temperature-dependent), so you can swap some fats around to your benefit. And to the benefit of those immediate who love you.
L., we need you!

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 03:29 AM (AniE6)

563 Elle, I am out for the night, but I am in the group and can be contacted via hotmail at need. I have a number of similar tricks, plus various ways of understanding/explaining the body/mind thing that is causing the trouble, if you need further ideas.

By and large, the Horde is not only kind but wise. This is abundantly on display this early morning. Thank you all.

Posted by: Piercello at January 26, 2016 03:29 AM (RXfvh)

564 Thanks Chi.
Thanks Piercello.
I'm really hurting. I can't take much more of this shit. I need an easier life than the one I have. I'm under so much stress. My lawyer is the only person keeping me going. Nothing is good.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:10 AM (2x3L+)


I don't know the specifics of what is troubling you. Don't know if I could even help. But one thing is for certain: The Horde cares and at the very least, this is place where you can vent to people who will listen to you and actually care.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 26, 2016 03:30 AM (vBeA5)

565 L, I find and that having different audio sources can help with relaxation and sleep. With my smartphone I can pump out channels such as "Ambient Sleeping Pill" and one standards station of mostly instramentals with maybe two commercials an hour. Some audiobooks are helpful also. Hope that helps you. Prayers, William.

Posted by: william at January 26, 2016 03:32 AM (cwAFZ)

566 Cthulhu, I have talked to a dr. She wants me to take pills which I'm not willing to do just yet.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:34 AM (2x3L+)

567 You're all so nice. Thank you for all the suggestions. I will take them all seriously. I have no choice. I'm a zombie during the day and then collapse after dinner and then awake from midnight to morning. I just want to go to sleep.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:39 AM (2x3L+)

568 Thanks Hat. I've got #3 down. I'll try #1 and 2. My puppy has been a lifesaver for me. She can actually tell when I'm upset and need consolation. It's kind of amazing to me. She is just great.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:29 AM (2x3L+)


Both #1 and #2 helps. Sometimes obessing over something can help as well, to a degree; it can help organize one's thought and plan out a plan of action.

But even then one has to step back. When I was in Grad school, I was in the "slump" after passing my "advancement to candidacy" exam, when chemical reactions just weren't working. I read a chapter each night before bed of a book about the number phi. It got me through the period of bad results as I kept on trying... to the point where I ended up succeeding (and getting a few papers published). There are some other books that got me through crappy times. They sustained me and nourished my soul such that I could endure.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 26, 2016 03:41 AM (vBeA5)

569 566
Cthulhu, I have talked to a dr. She wants me to take pills which I'm not willing to do just yet.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:34 AM (2x3L+)


Do you have the right doctor? I changed mine when I turned 40 and it changed my life for the better.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 03:43 AM (EzgxV)

570 Yeah, Cthulhu, I hate my dr. She is a well meaning imbecile. But I don't like anybody so my gauge is probably off in this.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:49 AM (2x3L+)

571 L, Elle

"Endure, and keep yourself for better days"

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 26, 2016 03:54 AM (vBeA5)

572 L,*
I really wish there was something I could do to help you.
I'm not sure that prayers are listened to, but I will continue to send them out.

Sometimes, when I need a major distraction, I'll watch goofy puppy videos for an hour. Or sappy videos of kids being surprised with a soldier parent coming home after a long reunion.
Find something to clear your mind, if even for an hour.

*I'm going to start addressing you as just L, because when I type L, Elle, I start sing 80's rap in my head, licking my lips a lot, and get the urge to wear a Kangol.

Posted by: Chi at January 26, 2016 03:54 AM (I7I0v)

573 Happiness is the truth? Agree?
Watch this?
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jl2hcc2
Irem (canim) and Cash show how it's done in today's Turkey.
May God preserve them both!!!

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 03:58 AM (AniE6)

574 Chi, L, is just fine. That's how I sign things bc it easier and I'm lazy.

I should do that. I started watching Great Dane videos on YouTube with Juno this last week to see if Juno would react to them. She didn't so I stopped watching them, but I really enjoyed watching them myself. Some were so funny. I should do more of that and stop reading depressing news online.

And thanks for the prayers. I'm convinced they help me.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 04:01 AM (2x3L+)

575 570
Yeah, Cthulhu, I hate my dr. She is a well meaning imbecile. But I don't like anybody so my gauge is probably off in this.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 03:49 AM (2x3L+)


When I was turning 40, I had decided that I hated my current doctor....so I started talking to people. The dental hygienist at the predecessor of my current dentist recommended my guy.

I'd gone to him a while (and he'd gotten my sleep apnea problem under control), when I happened to meet the retired managing partner of the accounting firm where I was employed when I first moved to northern California in the waiting room. He'd moved out of the area but drove 100+ miles back for checkups with my doc.

Much as the insurance companies and politicians want to hide the ones with talent....they're out there.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 04:08 AM (EzgxV)

576 And thanks for the prayers. I'm convinced they help me.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 04:01 AM (2x3L+)


My sister is an elementary school teacher at a Cristian school. Let me know whateve details you want included, and she and her school kids will offer a prayer. Feel free to let me know here, or through the e-mail adress denoted at my website linked through my sig.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 26, 2016 04:11 AM (vBeA5)

577 "According to a survey of never-married people by the National Institute
of Population and Social Security Research, 27.6 per cent of single men
and 22.6 per cent of single women have no interest in engaging in a
relationship with the opposite sex. Researchers cite those statistics to
argue that a significant portion of Japanese simply has no interest in
sex."


Two words. Hentai porn.


Good morrow roonz and roonettez, how fares thee?

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at January 26, 2016 04:13 AM (30qi/)

578 The fiancee's doctor-of-record is totally useless.....the fiancee runs everything more complicated than a paper cut through her endocrinologist -- who is not only competent, but responds within hours to emails.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 04:14 AM (EzgxV)

579 If I didn't get moving I wasn't going to
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2016 04:23 AM (hk3Fb)

580 Thanks Hat, so much. I have your addy from the yahoo group. I'll let you know that way.
-----
I'll be up for a while. I usually fall asleep at 5 am and get an hour of sleep before its time to start my day, but you guys should be asleep. Sweet dreams. And thanks for all the consolation and advice.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 26, 2016 04:27 AM (2x3L+)

581 I've got the infamous Roberto doing projects with me tomorrow, so I'm going to get my ass kicked. Incidentally, if anyone else wants to get shit done, Roberto's usual day-job folded and he's got a bunch of availability in the SF Bay area. Among his other sterling qualities, he's actually legal.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 26, 2016 04:30 AM (EzgxV)

582 Apropos of nothing at all, really, please recall that a slight minority n the original 13 favored monarchy.
A slight majority horded ammo for Liberty.
Your aches and pains are at the expense of those ornery Patriots who were willing to die, and in some cases did, for your, er, preciousness.

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 04:36 AM (AniE6)

583 Apropos of nothing at all, really, please recall that a slight minority n the original 13 favored monarchy.

Posted by: 'Wild Pete' Lands at January 26, 2016 04:36 AM (AniE6)


And communism was tried in the original Plymouth Colony. If it wasn't for the natives sharing their food, they would have starved. A lesson from History the Feel the Burn-ie types should be forced to learn, at gunpoint if necessary.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2016 04:50 AM (Ix+HS)

584 Night all.

Here is "Head" by the band Oral:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw5A9KIXGYI

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 26, 2016 05:38 AM (vBeA5)

585 Truth Wins, Feminists Lose, Man's Life is Destroyed

I am not trying to defend Guthrie and I'm damn glad she lost in court, but if you read the whole story, Elliot was a little stalker-ish.

Not to a criminal level. Just sayin', Stacy McCain's version is not the last word on this.

Posted by: EbonicsProfessor at January 26, 2016 05:57 AM (HMt16)

586 Off to condense 585 pages of Homeland Security blather and double-speak into a 5-page section of our operations manual.

My portion of a company-wide project.

The problem is, my eyes keep glazing over about 10 pages in. Homeland Security publications could be used as a successful form of torture. Oy. Can't keep putting it off though, time to put the nose to the grindstone.





Posted by: EbonicsProfessor at January 26, 2016 06:02 AM (HMt16)

587 morning'

Stretch and yaaaaawn.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 26, 2016 06:03 AM (HMt16)

588
Ebonics Professor:

-When and where, please?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at January 26, 2016 06:10 AM (OQ9R7)

589 Notable quotes and some sort of objective verification?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at January 26, 2016 06:19 AM (OQ9R7)

590 Morning all. Back to work at last! I've missed the sting of the lash and the twice daily grog ration.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 26, 2016 06:19 AM (jR7Wy)

591 Sir?...

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at January 26, 2016 06:25 AM (OQ9R7)

592
G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at January 26, 2016 06:29 AM (OQ9R7)

593 198
Evening, horde.



>>>There's a reason I rarely bother with day threads anymore.



This. All of this. Dayalkers be cray cray. It is known.

Posted by: DC in River City

Funny that, only time I can post is on the ONT thanks to the evil hamsters that ate my home IP and will not cough it up. The nice thing is I don't bother reading daywalker comments, just the post so I have a life and actually get things done. I actually like it this way because I do that to the ONT to, especially the really long ones although I do make an effort to read the first couple of hundred.

I do not miss any of the internecine fighting evidently present on the day threads. I will not even mention who I am voting for but he's a conservative and that's just my choice.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks my aching ass and screw Soothie, he asked for it at January 26, 2016 06:30 AM (4pjhs)

594 Elle, dear
So sorry to hear about all your stress. You're on the list.

May I suggest essential oil? You can apply it to your skin or diffuse it. There are a number of calming blends.
The good stuff is pricey, but a little goes a long way.

Posted by: Sal at January 26, 2016 07:07 AM (MRX6w)

595 Agree re: day threads. Like to see what Ace, etc. have to say, but no longer reading the comments. Life's too short .

Posted by: Sal at January 26, 2016 07:16 AM (MRX6w)

596 "Nique ta grand-mere, fils de pute". Have to remember that one. According to Google translate, says pretty much what you'd think it says.

Posted by: Pervy Grin at January 26, 2016 09:53 AM (+8Tqi)

597 That pic of the feminist totally gives me the creeps!

Posted by: Freddy Ghey at January 26, 2016 11:08 AM (vi+pp)

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