Overnight Open Thread (2-4-2016)

Quote of the Day I

Sixty percent of the Republican vote in Iowa last night went for two Hispanics and an African-American, and 100% of the Democrat vote went for a couple of tired, old, decrepit white people.

-- Rush Limbaugh

Quote of the Day II

My theory is that - for many - posting and tweeting and sharing count as political activity. But there are only two political activities that really matter for citizens, when you get right down to it: organizing and voting.

The Organizer-in-Chief knows this. It's how he got to the White House.

-- Rob Long in Winning on Twitter. Losing IRL.

Quote of the Day III

"We've developed a ritual that perfectly reflects the ideas of market capitalism," he said. "Beads are the money of Mardi Gras. People understand they are in a bargaining position."

Instead of begging the gentry for generosity on the parade route, on Bourbon Street we witness the invisible hand of capitalism lifting up shirts.

-- from an article explaining why Mardi Gras flashing is simple economics

Quote of the Day IV

"Nobody wants to buy cookies from a boy in a dress."

-- Herrin, IL man declining to purchase from Girl Scout "Stormi"

The Diddle Report Finally Released

In which Washington Free Beacon ombudsman Biff Diddle gets to the bottom of reporter Andrew Stiles' apparently unethical, possibly illegal, definitely over-paid purchase of Donald Trump hats for the WFB staff. It's highly redacted which means that it generates as many questions as it answers.

diddle1

diddle2

Trivia Question: How Much Older is Ted Cruz Than Marco Rubio?

Answer here: 5 months

Right To Work Coming To West Virginia

Cologne is on High Security As It Prepares For Ladies' Night at Carnival

Welcome To the Crazy Times: Teenage Boy Takes Nude Photo of Himself, Charged with Making Child Porn

Threat or Promise: Lena Dunham Won't Return to Twitter Without New Code of Conduct Protecting Women

Ethics Panel Endorses Mitochondrial Therapy, But Says Start With Male Embryos

Frat Houses Could Be Searched Without a Warrant Under Indiana University Proposal

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Which Books on the Top 20 Most Lied About Reading List Have You Actually Read?

Well I'm good for 10 - possible 11 since I'm nearly certain I read Alice in Wonderland at some point.

Hamas Discovers the Wheel

Flashback: "Who Bitch This Is?"

Is It Immoral To Watch the Super Bowl?

Top Gear's New Host Is.....Joey Tribbiani

joeytopgear23

Budget-Friendly Monk Delivery

Study Finds That Rom-Coms Can Make Stalking Seem Normal

funny-standup-17

Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children. The sweet, sweet, gullible children.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by a young Maggie Smith:

yopungmaggiesmith

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips plus $1 for S&H to smaetenloch at gmail. Otherwise send your scraps to AromaticAce. Note that mannequins are for display only. Happy-fun ball tally: Buzzion, Chemjeff. Do not taunt happy-fun ball.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:21 PM




Comments

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1 Horde!

Posted by: bill-o at February 04, 2016 11:22 PM (BPh/8)

2 Did Ace take his shower yet?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 04, 2016 11:23 PM (GdFQh)

3 So much content

Posted by: bill-o at February 04, 2016 11:23 PM (BPh/8)

4 Woot, woot ONT baby

Now topi me to check content

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 04, 2016 11:24 PM (voOPb)

5 I don;t want to buy cookies from girls scouts because the org. has been so corrupted by feminists.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 11:24 PM (NOIQH)

6 Yeehaw

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 04, 2016 11:25 PM (gyKtp)

7 I just wanted to tell Ace before he got in the shower not to drop the soap again.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 04, 2016 11:25 PM (GdFQh)

8 Hello...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:25 PM (SQME6)

9
"Nobody wants to buy cookies from a boy in a dress."
Herrin, IL man declining to purchase from Girl Scout "Stormi"



I'll take two boxes of Thin Mints.

Oh Dear. I seem to have left my wallet in the basement. Shall we both go down there and get it?

Posted by: Sen. Harry Reid

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 11:26 PM (kdS6q)

10 First again! Woohoo!

Posted by: Angry Eyes Marco Rubio at February 04, 2016 11:26 PM (H9MG5)

11 Maggie Smith is 427 years old.

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 11:27 PM (MQEz6)

12 Hey! Hey! R'lyeh!!!

Posted by: Fat Cthulhu at February 04, 2016 11:27 PM (EzgxV)

13 Maggie Smith was dishy.
Her son is quite dishy!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 11:27 PM (NOIQH)

14 Ok, I understand buzzion. But what the fuck did you do chemjeff?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 04, 2016 11:28 PM (voOPb)

15 After showering, don't forget to use Gold Bond powder, USAF approved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4aFCLOQums

Posted by: hogmartin at February 04, 2016 11:28 PM (NA5LM)

16 "I just wanted to tell Ace before he got in the shower not to drop the soap again."


"again"....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:29 PM (SQME6)

17 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at February 04, 2016 11:29 PM (vH/T5)

18 Jeg er dansk , ingen atomvåben behage.

Posted by: Vilhelm Gregers at February 04, 2016 11:30 PM (uYghS)

19 Books from the list I've actually read:

War and Peace (but only about half)
To Kill a Mockingbird
David Copperfield
Crime and Punishment
Harry Potter (all of them)
Great Expectations
The Great Gatsby
Catch-22

Posted by: Country Singer, Enemy of the State at February 04, 2016 11:30 PM (GUBah)

20 Were any of these ONT links also found to be Top Secret files from Cankle's server?

Even if so, I'm sure it was for our convenience. Thanks, Maet!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 04, 2016 11:30 PM (McRlu)

21 "But what the fuck did you do chemjeff?"



You ask too many questions, MH. Just......don't worry about it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:30 PM (SQME6)

22 Who's bitch this is, indeed.

Posted by: Fritz at February 04, 2016 11:31 PM (BngQR)

23 Dirty Dozen is on TCM

Posted by: Yo! at February 04, 2016 11:32 PM (vH/T5)

24 "Jeg er dansk , ingen atomvåben behage."


Reading. My. Mind.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:32 PM (SQME6)

25 5
I don't want to buy cookies from girls scouts because the org. has been so corrupted by militant lesbian feminists.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 11:24 PM (NOIQH)


FIFY

Posted by: cthulhu at February 04, 2016 11:32 PM (EzgxV)

26 @21 RK

Nervously looks towards ground and slowly walks away

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 04, 2016 11:32 PM (voOPb)

27 Tribbiani is just doing some paste-together shit of old shows.


Can't wait until the new show rumored about. Hope we can see it in the U.S.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:34 PM (SQME6)

28 'How much is that Boy in the Bustle?' - Harry Reid and the Diddlers, 2009.

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2016 11:34 PM (BHlIM)

29 The only Dickens I ever read was in high school (I enjoyed it but it was obvious he was being paid by the word!) and that was A Sale of Two Titties.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 04, 2016 11:34 PM (WOyz5)

30 Has ChemJeff reduced another steak to a cinder? Perhaps Natick could hire him for the MREs.

Side-bar, $200 is not enough money to eat MREs for three straight weeks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 04, 2016 11:35 PM (nYJAj)

31 I thought ChemJeff was a protected class?

You mean WE can taunt Buzzion and Chemjeff?

Or are they off limits cause they're marked for recycling?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 04, 2016 11:36 PM (Xo1Rt)

32 And I'm out for the night. I actually have to be in the office tomorrow.

Posted by: Country Singer, Enemy of the State at February 04, 2016 11:36 PM (GUBah)

33 Books:

Alice (ok, maybe I watched the Disney Cartoon)
1984
Sherlock Holmes
Diary of Anne Frank (a very long time ago)
Catch 22

Don't remember much of any of them.

Posted by: Vilhelm Gregers at February 04, 2016 11:36 PM (uYghS)

34 Hello Horde!

*French kisses the ONT*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 04, 2016 11:36 PM (jR7Wy)

35 Matt LeBlanc, huh? Always liked that guy. Never took himself seriously, is funny and isn't full of himself. The dude has a great dumb schtick that seems... honest.

Posted by: otho at February 04, 2016 11:36 PM (EWg9n)

36 "Nervously looks towards ground and slowly walks away"


Don't be worried. You weren't involved. None of "us" were involved.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:36 PM (SQME6)

37 A Sale of Two Titties

Obviously an uplifting tale

Posted by: bill-o at February 04, 2016 11:36 PM (BPh/8)

38 WHAT THE HEEL.

Posted by: Farmer at February 04, 2016 11:37 PM (o/90i)

39 I score 8 with 2 partials.

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2016 11:37 PM (BHlIM)

40 *waves to All Hail Eris*

How fares things?

http://www.e2046.com/product/Kato+Marika/18986/

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 04, 2016 11:38 PM (nYJAj)

41 The Girl Scouts here don't go door to door. They set up near all the pot shops and sell cookies by the gross.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 04, 2016 11:38 PM (EZebt)

42 "You mean WE can taunt Buzzion and Chemjeff?"



Is there a law?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:38 PM (SQME6)

43 >> I thought ChemJeff was a protected class?


Rule 1 of Chem Lab : Safety First

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2016 11:39 PM (BHlIM)

44 That MRE thing is AGEIST!!! I think I'm going to sue.

I guess they don't care about how well it works for anyone older than 62 because no one that old will ever eat them.

Is that It Mr. Army?

I'm pissed. I was looking forward to 3 weeks of free food.

And I'm definitely not trying to lose weight.

BASTARDS!!!! Foiled again.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 04, 2016 11:39 PM (Xo1Rt)

45 Just four for me but I've never claimed to have read any of the others. Have seen movies of most of them or BBC miniseries so I'd understand references to them in other sources.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 04, 2016 11:39 PM (WOyz5)

46
Books from the list I've actually read
Posted by: Country Singer



Thought The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger was mandatory reading in every high school English class, as the "hip" book to connect with other whiny teenagers.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 11:39 PM (kdS6q)

47 If one "chemjeffs" a steak, is it an exothermic or isothermic reaction?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 04, 2016 11:39 PM (McRlu)

48 Tribbiani is just doing some paste-together shit of old shows.





Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:34 PM


Oooooohh... is that what it is? I've seen ads for that.

Posted by: otho at February 04, 2016 11:39 PM (EWg9n)

49 "Matt LeBlanc, huh? Always liked that guy. "



Don't get much TV down in Oz, do ya.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:40 PM (SQME6)

50 Or are they off limits cause they're marked for recycling?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 04, 2016 11:36 PM (Xo1Rt)


Happy fun ball declined to renew their AoSHQ life clocks.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 04, 2016 11:40 PM (wqVD1)

51 Price is a bit steep, but hey Neko-Stig cosplay!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7gfaro

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 04, 2016 11:40 PM (nYJAj)

52 Doing fine Anna. Sorry I've been a crappy proofreader. Life has been intervening.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 04, 2016 11:41 PM (jR7Wy)

53 Rule 2 : Don't be a puthy.

Posted by: Mike Tyson at February 04, 2016 11:41 PM (BHlIM)

54 Root beer + Smirnoff whipped cream vodka + Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic = happiness.

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 04, 2016 11:41 PM (K27gs)

55
Also, scored 10 or 11 -- but that's a lame list. Harry Potter and such shows up on all these book lists now.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 11:41 PM (kdS6q)

56 47 If one "chemjeffs" a steak, is it an exothermic or isothermic reaction?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 04, 2016 11:39 PM (McRlu)

Yes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 04, 2016 11:41 PM (voOPb)

57 RIP

Chemjeff and Buzzion


They are good morons

Posted by: Yo! at February 04, 2016 11:41 PM (vH/T5)

58 Definitely could see lying about having read The Great Gatsby. Felt sort of soiled after reading it. It seemed vaguely gay to have persisted to the end.

Posted by: Splunge at February 04, 2016 11:42 PM (iMxBJ)

59 Jim, with ChemJeff...

C. All the above

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 04, 2016 11:42 PM (nYJAj)

60 I for sure read eight, some not sure if I read them or saw the movie or cartoon. Some others, aw hell no.

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 11:42 PM (MQEz6)

61 14
Ok, I understand buzzion. But what the fuck did you do chemjeff?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 04, 2016 11:28 PM (voOPb)


??????????? me confused

Posted by: chemjeff at February 04, 2016 11:42 PM (uZNvH)

62 "Oooooohh... is that what it is? I've seen ads for that."



There was an Aussie "Top Gear" that I rather enjoyed. That still around? The guys would really piss each other around.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:43 PM (SQME6)

63 Smirnoff whipped cream vodka + Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic = happiness.
-------
Ugh wouldn't want to puke that one up

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 04, 2016 11:43 PM (voOPb)

64 White Privilege Conference and Friends

For yet another year, the annual "White Privilege Conference" will occur, where people come together and figure out how to better blame Whitey for everything wrong in the world. Also, intersectionality.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11056

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 04, 2016 11:43 PM (vBeA5)

65 Evenin' all.
Silly question probably, but does Fenelon ever slum & visit the ONT?


Side note re: the MREs.
If I lived close enough, I'd participate. 3 weeks of free food (ok - "food"), AND you get paid? Winning.

Posted by: Chi at February 04, 2016 11:43 PM (ENe42)

66 I understand how life intervenes All Hail Eris.

So far managed another 800 words today. Pondering if I should have Becki judo flip Biggus Dickus right now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 04, 2016 11:43 PM (nYJAj)

67 oh, chemjeffing a steak is definitely exothermic

Posted by: chemjeff at February 04, 2016 11:44 PM (uZNvH)

68 "Nobody wants to buy cookies from a boy in a dress."
Herrin, IL man declining to purchase from Girl Scout "Stormi"

This immediately came to mind:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZczseYnlYZc

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 04, 2016 11:44 PM (kpqmD)

69 Walmart sells their own version of Thin Mints for $1.28.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 11:44 PM (FkBIv)

70 Well, I didn't know he died.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:44 PM (SQME6)

71 ??????????? me confused
Posted by: chemjeff at February 04, 2016 11:42 PM (uZNvH)


Shut up and get back into the bag dammit!

[looks around for a hammer]

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 04, 2016 11:44 PM (wqVD1)

72 "Which Books on the Top 20 Most Lied About Reading List Have You Actually Read?" All the way through? Five. But I reread 1984 ten times. So that makes fifteen, right?

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 11:44 PM (mk9aG)

73 BTW; anyone ever sign up for one of those diet things where they're provide the food?

First off, they don't provide all of it which I bitched about and they said 'tough'.

I thought they provided everything but what they do is provide sauces and additive stuff but you also have to buy meat and vegetables and stuff.

Is said, for this price, I've still got to buy more stuff? And they said 'yes'.

So I said 'eat ME' and demanded a refund. Sent back the food and got a partial refund (of course).

I would love to be able to buy a complete menu with everything included except maybe liquids.

So an MRE diet should be perfect.

I may try to see if something like that is available. Probably be cheaper than the diet people were. (I think it was like $300 dollars a month. Which is way more than I can afford for food now.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 04, 2016 11:45 PM (Xo1Rt)

74 And I'm out. Good night all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 04, 2016 11:45 PM (jR7Wy)

75 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 04, 2016 11:45 PM (YJmuy)

76 The Prime of Miss Jean's Body.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 04, 2016 11:45 PM (1ijHg)

77 A box of 12 MREs can run between $50 and $80.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 04, 2016 11:46 PM (nYJAj)

78 Ahh, be nice to Chemjeff. I like him

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 04, 2016 11:46 PM (egOGm)

79 Hey!

Chemjeff isn't staying dead, just like Buzzion.

Posted by: Yo! at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (vH/T5)

80 Night Mary Ellen Eris, back I go sling more words at screen.

Right now cats are napped out on couch. Supposed to be 28F tonight.

Oyasumi.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (nYJAj)

81 I ate MREs for lunch and dinner on a 4 day camping / hiking trip. The gastrointestinal effects were... unpleasant. Can't imagine 21 days of Meals Refusing to Exit.

Posted by: PabloD at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (c9t4Y)

82 54 Root beer + Smirnoff whipped cream vodka + Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic = happiness.
Posted by: pookysgirl at February 04, 2016 11:41 PM (K27gs)


A vanilla Stoli or Smirnoff screwdriver tastes exactly like an orange creamsicle. Just FYI.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (NA5LM)

83 I come to bury chemjeff, not to praise him!
Friends, Morons, country-folk lend me your beers!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (WOyz5)

84 Don't get much TV down in Oz, do ya.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:40 PM


I guess not. Eh.... I actually haven't seen him in much. But the stuff I've caught over the years, he makes me laugh. He did a talk show in recent years and did the bit about acting... looking perplexed = do multiplication tables in your head. Looking concerned = imagine someone just farted. What can I say? He just seems to portray moronical with so little effort and fanfare.

Posted by: otho at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (EWg9n)

85 *taunts happy-fun ball*

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (zt+N6)

86 Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 04, 2016 11:45 PM (Xo1Rt)
Rich people do this. They have meal delivery services that taste good and you lose weight.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 04, 2016 11:48 PM (egOGm)

87 So the Nutri-System is too expensive.
So the MRE diet is too expensive

Guess that China White diet will be cheaper

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 04, 2016 11:48 PM (voOPb)

88 MREs for three weeks? Wouldn't you need to drink colonoscopy prep the entire time to keep from experiencing a total blockage of your intestines?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 04, 2016 11:48 PM (kpqmD)

89 Friends, Morons, country-folk lend me your beers!
Posted by: andycanuck at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (WOyz5)

Er, if I give you a beer I sure as hell am not going to want it back.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 04, 2016 11:49 PM (kpqmD)

90 I liked the "Unsolved Mysteries" version of "Who Bitch This Is":

http://tinyurl.com/narpxbm

Posted by: Thrawn at February 04, 2016 11:49 PM (s87AC)

91 "He just seems to portray moronical with so little effort and fanfare."


The art in that. Supreme.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:49 PM (SQME6)

92 82 A vanilla Stoli or Smirnoff screwdriver tastes exactly like an orange creamsicle. Just FYI.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (NA5LM)


Straight vodka tastes exactly like straight vodka. Unless you freeze it and then it tastes like coldness with a touch of rubbing alcohol.

Posted by: Splunge at February 04, 2016 11:50 PM (iMxBJ)

93 ut there are only two political activities that really matter for citizens, when you get right down to it: organizing and voting.

So, reloading, building ARs, and teaching people to shoot would fall under organizing?

Posted by: Jean at February 04, 2016 11:50 PM (cXiMR)

94 I'm torn, 'rons.

Some days, I feel like every talk with colleagues and underlings goes more or less like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxLFdJLSho8

Other days, more like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1WI8BUe9Eg

Honest to God - the school's culture is NOT good at handling difficult people, and it seems always to fall to me to deal with them.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 04, 2016 11:50 PM (lutOX)

95 Good evening, Overnighters.

I --------------- and ---------------- when they ----------- so I hope you don't ---------- any time soon. After all, when Ace ------- ----- the ------- after his shower, then ------- ------------- -----------.

And you can quote me on that.

Posted by: mindful webworker - --------- at February 04, 2016 11:51 PM (LImvu)

96 "*taunts happy-fun ball*
Posted by: buzzion "



Puffer. You can do that now and.........nothing. What about us?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:51 PM (SQME6)

97 If you bought $250 worth of bacon, and ate nothing else for the month, you'd lose weight and probably achieve enlightenment.

Posted by: Splunge at February 04, 2016 11:51 PM (iMxBJ)

98 Charles Bronson
uses
MANDOM!

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

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 04, 2016 11:51 PM (VdICR)

99 ha, okay, just read last night's ONT

you all are too much that is why I like this place

Posted by: chemjeff at February 04, 2016 11:51 PM (uZNvH)

100 Which Books on the Top 20 Most Lied About Reading List Have You Actually Read?

4 out of 20, but I've never been much of a fiction reader.

Posted by: rickl at February 04, 2016 11:52 PM (sdi6R)

101 btw, watching those dramatizations on Unsolved Mysteries as a kid was legitimately scary.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 04, 2016 11:52 PM (s87AC)

102 "If you bought $250 worth of bacon, and ate nothing else for the month, you'd lose weight and probably achieve enlightenment." It's worth a try I guess.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 11:52 PM (mk9aG)

103 There was an Aussie "Top Gear" that I rather enjoyed. That still around? The guys would really piss each other around.




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:43 PM


Dunno if it's still around. I couldn't get into it. The show just feels so tied to the personalities of May, Hammond and Clarkson that any lineup without any of them seems .... wrong. The shows might actually be good, but I am just constantly reminded how much I miss the classic 3.

Posted by: otho at February 04, 2016 11:52 PM (EWg9n)

104 67 oh, chemjeffing a steak is definitely exothermic
Posted by: chemjeff at February 04, 2016 11:44 PM (uZNvH)
***
Makes thermite look like ice cubes. Hell, gotta use an oxygen lance just to cool the damned things off.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 04, 2016 11:53 PM (lutOX)

105 Great expectations and Oliver Twist are among my favorite books, and I have them in paper so when the emp or whatever happens, I will greatly enjoy reading them again. Why the hate for Dickens? One thing I hate about this awesome interwebs is that I don't read actual books very much. I buy them. But...

Posted by: Kalneva at February 04, 2016 11:53 PM (2wQom)

106 The Organizer-in-Chief knows this. It's how he got to the White House.

- Rob Long in Winning on Twitter. Losing IRL.


No, not really. Barky stumbled into the White House. And then he stumbled into a second term. He has McShame, Mittens, McConnell and the Weeping Boner (and the rest of the Vichy GOP turds) to thank more than any skill of his. Barky sucks at campaigning. He sucks at everything. He's a malevolent retard.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 04, 2016 11:54 PM (zc3Db)

107 You will have a new definition of suffering as the MRE digests over a thousand years.

Posted by: C3PO at February 04, 2016 11:54 PM (VdICR)

108 Guess that China White diet will be cheaper
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Try the Ketracel White.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 11:54 PM (FkBIv)

109 Delurking to make a comment...

The Harry Potter series is the worst written set of books from a plot perspective of all time.

I read those damn things because they are my daughter's favorite books. Months of wandering around the countryside, unable to figure out what to do, then they randomly run into someone and overhear the one piece of information they need to move the plot forward.

How freaking stuck do you have to be as an author to not be able to advance a plot when you are writing about magic, allowing you to literally create anything you need as a plot device out of thin air?

and Top Gear without Clarkson, et. al. blows.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at February 04, 2016 11:55 PM (kBIIG)

110 interesting article about IU. Shocked someone considers TKE a fraternity, or sorority for that matter.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 04, 2016 11:55 PM (vb33c)

111 oops meant tke

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 04, 2016 11:56 PM (vb33c)

112 Maggie Smith, never heard of her.

OH! She was in Harry Potter, well alrighty then.

And Sister Act

Posted by: Vilhelm Gregers at February 04, 2016 11:56 PM (uYghS)

113 "The shows might actually be good, but I am just constantly reminded how much I miss the classic 3. "


So true.


The Oz one was not bad....better than the crappy U.S. version. So bad. U.S. "Top Gear" was a truly bad show.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:57 PM (SQME6)

114 Which Books on the Top 20 Most Lied About Reading List Have You Actually Read?

I've read three of those books, but only because I was forced to in high school. The others I haven't read, don't claim to have read and don't care to read.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 04, 2016 11:57 PM (zc3Db)

115 58 >> Definitely could see lying about having read The Great Gatsby. Felt sort of soiled after reading it. It seemed vaguely gay to have persisted to the end.

No gayness here -- I've tried to read that dreck twice; both times I bailed after 30-40 pages.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 04, 2016 11:57 PM (gyKtp)

116 Great expectations and Oliver Twist are among my favorite books, and I have them in paper so when the emp or whatever happens, I will greatly enjoy reading them again. Why the hate for Dickens? One thing I hate about this awesome interwebs is that I don't read actual books very much. I buy them. But...
Posted by: Kalneva at February 04, 2016 11:53 PM (2wQom)


I read GE in one night, same with David Copperfield, not the same night though.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 04, 2016 11:58 PM (vb33c)

117 I know I've asked this before, how the f do you people work, read books, and have time to comment here? I barely have time to clean cook work sleep fold laundry watch some news start over. I'm slacking right now. I am either an underachiever, which I didn't think I was, or.... Oh it's the beer, isn't it.

Posted by: Kalneva at February 04, 2016 11:58 PM (2wQom)

118 "Barky stumbled into the White House." Yeah, the scandal with space-babe Jeri Ryan and hubby gave BHO the Senate, and the 2008 financial implosion gave him the White House.

Jeri Ryan: "Captain! I can't reach the transporter controls because my humongous space-boobs are in the way."

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 11:58 PM (mk9aG)

119 65
Side note re: the MREs.

If I lived close enough, I'd participate. 3 weeks of free food (ok - "food"), AND you get paid? Winning.


And if you lie about eating them, even moar winning, Chi.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 04, 2016 11:59 PM (gyKtp)

120
...

Posted by: The Stig, discussing the new Top Gear at February 04, 2016 11:59 PM (H9MG5)

121 "how the f do you people work ..." Work?

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 12:00 AM (mk9aG)

122 Side note re: the MREs.

If I lived close enough, I'd participate. 3 weeks of free food (ok - "food"), AND you get paid? Winning.

And if you lie about eating them, even moar winning, Chi.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 04, 2016 11:59 PM (gyKtp)



as long as I can have a little bottle of tabasco with each meal I could eat them for three weeks hands down.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 05, 2016 12:00 AM (vb33c)

123 115 58 >> Definitely could see lying about having read The Great Gatsby. Felt sort of soiled after reading it. It seemed vaguely gay to have persisted to the end.

No gayness here -- I've tried to read that dreck twice; both times I bailed after 30-40 pages.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 04, 2016 11:57 PM (gyKtp)
***
I persisted, once, and finished the thing.

Years later, I found Chandler - he's one of those authors for whom I have to clear a day when I pick up one of his works - I'm not stopping til I'm done, and might even start over again right after.

Faulkner, too....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:00 AM (lutOX)

124 Posted by: Kalneva at February 04, 2016 11:58 PM (2wQom)

The trick is learning to neglect obligations.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 12:00 AM (NA5LM)

125 Posted by: The Political Hat at February 04, 2016 11:43 PM (vBeA5)

And Chemjeff asked ME what race had to do with anything.

It's ALL about race in this country. You may not see it and I may not see it and even Chemjeff may not see it but the LIBERALS see race in everything.

It's like a tell when talking to someone to realize they're a liberal.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 12:00 AM (Xo1Rt)

126 Posted by: Kalneva at February 04, 2016 11:58 PM (2wQom)
I am a housewife/ work a few hours a week. I multitask in the evening. Sometimes during the day.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 05, 2016 12:00 AM (egOGm)

127
Gonna have to compare the C and K rats with the MRE's sometime.

Maybe.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 05, 2016 12:00 AM (P/8aq)

128 117 Oh it's the beer, isn't it.
Posted by: Kalneva at February 04, 2016 11:58 PM (2wQom)


Exactly. You're not drinking enough of it.

Posted by: Splunge at February 05, 2016 12:00 AM (iMxBJ)

129 Study Finds That Rom-Coms Can Make Stalking Seem Normal

Say Anything was one of the best movies, ever. The scene with the guys by the Sip n Gas (or whatever it was) was a classic!

And "stalker" has been defined way down. What used to be "courting" is now illegal. And in California, as we all know, without constant verbal consent from a female, a male is not allowed to stay in the same room with her.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 12:01 AM (zc3Db)

130 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/695328574010687488

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/695328710510014465

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/695328852306968576

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/695328995961880576

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/695329736873136128

Posted by: kbdabear at February 05, 2016 12:01 AM (CoFBF)

131 Chemjeff, beware of any man with a pig farm.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 05, 2016 12:01 AM (JaLUs)

132 77 >> A box of 12 MREs can run between $50 and $80.

So, then you lie about eating them then sell them on ebay, increasing your profit even moar.

Not that I would ever do something like that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 05, 2016 12:01 AM (gyKtp)

133 are real MRE's commercially available?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 05, 2016 12:02 AM (vb33c)

134 115 58 >> Definitely could see lying about having read The Great Gatsby. Felt sort of soiled after reading it. It seemed vaguely gay to have persisted to the end.
No gayness here -- I've tried to read that dreck twice; both times I bailed after 30-40 pages.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 04, 2016 11:57 PM (gyKtp)


A lot of books are wasted on teenagers. I had to read The Great Gatsby and All The Kings Men in high school and found them a drudge. Especially when papers were involved. But a few years after college I ended up reading them again and found them much more interesting and meaningful.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 05, 2016 12:02 AM (wqVD1)

135
96 "*taunts happy-fun ball*
Posted by: buzzion "



Puffer. You can do that now and.........nothing. What about us?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:51 PM (SQME6)


Pussy

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 12:03 AM (zt+N6)

136 126 Posted by: Kalneva at February 04, 2016 11:58 PM (2wQom)
I am a housewife/ work a few hours a week. I multitask in the evening. Sometimes during the day.
-------
I work from home. That allows me to comment here on a regular basis

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 05, 2016 12:03 AM (voOPb)

137 ""how the f do you people work ..." Work?"



Work all day. Go home at night. No wife or kids. Have drinks.



Wake up the next day do it all over again.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:04 AM (SQME6)

138 >>>"Barky stumbled into the White House." Yeah, the
scandal with space-babe Jeri Ryan and hubby gave BHO the Senate, and the
2008 financial implosion gave him the White House.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 11:58 PM (mk9aG)<<<

I blame... Mike Ditka!
Coach could have stood on a street corner in Chicago, shot someone, and still gotten elected over the SCOAMF, and saved us all these last 7+ years of horror!

Posted by: damn you, Iron Mike, damn youuuuu! at February 05, 2016 12:04 AM (H9MG5)

139 105
One thing I hate about this awesome interwebs is that I don't read actual books very much. I buy them. But...
Posted by: Kalneva at February 04, 2016 11:53 PM (2wQom)


Yeah, if reading blog posts and comments counts as "reading", then I'm the most well-read mf'er around.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2016 12:05 AM (sdi6R)

140 Er, if I give you a beer I sure as hell am not going to want it back.
You didn't specify in what form: [inserts Canadian joke] yellow now; Blue later.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 05, 2016 12:05 AM (WOyz5)

141 "Pussy"


Found me out.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:05 AM (SQME6)

142 The jalapeņo cheese is a must-have.

Avoid the vegetarian MREs...ugh.

Posted by: SMFH at February 05, 2016 12:06 AM (rlfds)

143 Root beer + Smirnoff whipped cream vodka + Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic = happiness.

That sounds like a chick drink!

Posted by: pookysgirl

Oh, right. Never mind. Carry on.

* heads to kitchen to pour something for myself *

Posted by: mindful webworker - brandy and.. um.. green chili? hm... at February 05, 2016 12:06 AM (LImvu)

144 "are real MRE's commercially available?"


Yeah. Punch it in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:07 AM (SQME6)

145 Just an observation: Anthony Bourdain is the most obnoxious human on the planet.

Posted by: Ololiuqui at February 05, 2016 12:07 AM (s6/4z)

146 No, MREs are not commercially available, though there are similar items that are.

Posted by: SMFH at February 05, 2016 12:07 AM (rlfds)

147 65
Evenin' all.

Silly question probably, but does Fenelon ever slum visit the ONT?





Side note re: the MREs.

If I lived close enough, I'd participate. 3 weeks of free food (ok - "food"), AND you get paid? Winning.

Posted by: Chi at February 04, 2016 11:43 PM (ENe42)


You need to make sure a certain Min-Pin isn't around when you watch the Mike Rowe video in the sidebar, or he'll make you take him to NYC.

And, yes, FS comes by quite often.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 12:08 AM (EzgxV)

148 Work? I've been out of work for a few months. Went to a job fair today. Most employers had signs listing their jobs. Some signs said "machine operator." I walked up to each of them, said "Hey that machine operator job sounds interesting, and I have experience." They all answered "Sorry, we don't currently have any openings for machine operators." WTF? No job for gp today I guess.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 12:08 AM (mk9aG)

149 "are real MRE's commercially available?"


Yeah. Punch it in.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:07 AM (SQME6)



don't think they are real mres

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 05, 2016 12:08 AM (vb33c)

150 Good nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 05, 2016 12:09 AM (voOPb)

151 After Katrina, the Red Cross came by a couple of times with a truckload of free MREs for the taking. I grabbed 4 boxes of the things, and tried one of each type.

I never did eat all of any of them. The kids did a bit better. I gave the other two boxes of 12 away. Guess I shoulda ebayed them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 05, 2016 12:09 AM (gyKtp)

152 dickens, to me, was like intellectually wading through honey and treacle while being infused through an iv with depressants.

Snoozeville.

Interestingly, I've read the first 3 and the 19th Catch-22 (much better than the movie. The movie couldn't show the stunning confusion and stupidity that Heller managed in the book)

I have special bound editions of LOTR and Lewis Carroll.

That should tell you all you need to know about me.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 12:09 AM (Xo1Rt)

153 beprepared.com has about the best commercial MREs I've found. They aren't in the brown bags, they're in zip-tops, but that means you get to sort the dozen into meals that make sense so you don't have asian beef strips with cajun rice as a side. They sell them with the heaters too.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 12:10 AM (NA5LM)

154 So, I was washing my hands at the kitchen sink this evening when I realized there was a tiny jet of water coming from the middle/bottom of the faucet neck. Within a minute or so it had become *4* tiny jets of water. I'm guessing this means I have to replace the faucet, but can I dry the area off and put duct tape around the faucet for a temporary fix?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:10 AM (GDulk)

155 After Katrina, the Red Cross came by a couple of times with a truckload of free MREs for the taking. I grabbed 4 boxes of the things, and tried one of each type.

I never did eat all of any of them. The kids did a bit better. I gave the other two boxes of 12 away. Guess I shoulda ebayed them.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 05, 2016 12:09 AM (gyKtp)



you would probably do better if yo uburned 5000 calories running around and shooting jihadis while they were shooting at you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 05, 2016 12:10 AM (vb33c)

156 "I blame... Mike Ditka!" Ditka blew his electoral chances when he sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Wrigley 7th inning stretch. Hundreds died. Thousands injured.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 12:10 AM (mk9aG)

157 Kemjeff!!!! Kemjeff!!!!

Posted by: mister wu at February 05, 2016 12:11 AM (WOyz5)

158 Just go buy a bunch of lean cuisines. They run sales all the time. 2/$4 or 3/$5 depending on the entree. Eat 2-3 a day and some veggies and fruits. Way cheaper than those diets and you still get portion control and calorie restrictions.
Or go paleo and don't eat grains, soy, sugar, legumes, dairy, starchy veggies, and limit your fruits. You can eat veggies, any meat including fatty cuts, and good fats from olive oil, avocado oil, & coconut oil.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at February 05, 2016 12:11 AM (xVgrA)

159 > I know I've asked this before, how the f do you people work, read books, and have time to comment here?


Typing with one hand helps.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:11 AM (BHlIM)

160 May the giant boobs of Jerri Ryan
comfort all your fears...

Posted by: Mister Ghost at February 05, 2016 12:11 AM (jUJgR)

161 I have special bound editions of LOTR and Lewis Carroll.

Hobo-skin or manatee leather?

Posted by: book connoisseur at February 05, 2016 12:12 AM (bG2YY)

162 Real MRE's ?

http://www.2daydeliver.com/product_detail.php?id=SKUB005I5ML36

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 05, 2016 12:12 AM (WVsWD)

163 I barely have time to clean cook work sleep fold
laundry watch some news start over. I'm slacking right now. I am either
an underachiever, which I didn't think I was, or.... Oh it's the beer,
isn't it.

Posted by: Kalneva at February 04, 2016 11:58 PM (2wQom)


well ya gotta prioritize
i suggest cutting back on the clean cook work sleep fold laundry watch news bit, and emphasize the beer

Posted by: chemjeff at February 05, 2016 12:12 AM (uZNvH)

164 Jeri Ryan: "Captain! I can't reach the transporter controls because my humongous space-boobs are in the way."
Posted by: gp


Six of one, seven of nine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 12:12 AM (FkBIv)

165 Example of how people fundamentally fucking fail to nip shit in the bud:

Got a new student - a real trouble-maker from the word 'go,'' - and nobody bothers to actually look into his past.

He claims in his application to be a veteran, and his ID indicates he's 44 years old. Fuckin' dude looks to be 60-ish. Letters of recommendation only from his wife - everything about the guy screams 'something is fucking wrong here!' but nobody seemed to notice.

Well, he makes a shit-ton of trouble because the passive folks who run the show let him get away with it, and then, as a last resort, they call me in to deal with the mess.

Call him to my office.

"Say, your application indicates you're a veteran of the armed forces. Army, artillery, you said. I'm the VA official here, and I want to know why you haven't applied for educational benefits."

(Dude's eyes get wide.)

"And another thing - when and where did you serve?"

(Eyes big again.)

"I was puzzled, so I called up the TVC - they've got no record of you."

"Well, I was...."

"Your file also says you served as a medic and combat life-saver. Why are you failing basic anatomy and physiology, then?"

(Long pause.)

"Look, you know why I'm here, and you know why you're here. And now it's time for you to go."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:12 AM (lutOX)

166 Chandler sucked! Joey Tribbiani rocked!

We are talking about the same thing, aren't we?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 05, 2016 12:12 AM (WOyz5)

167 "don't think they are real mres"


All right, what are they? Packeted meals requiring hot water? Sold as survival and camping rations. Sold as Surplus in some places?


?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:12 AM (SQME6)

168 beprepared.com also sells the individual components separately so you can buy 30 jalapeno cheese packets and spread them on matzo or tortillas and shove it in your face-hole, which is a thing I may or may not do occasionally.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 12:12 AM (NA5LM)

169 After about 2 weeks of nothing but MREs (a short time compared to others) I was flown to Bagram and it was wing night. That was a good meal.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 05, 2016 12:13 AM (VdICR)

170 I'm here, y'all can relax now.

I'm a grouchy motherfucker with nothing intelligent to contribute, but I'm here.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 05, 2016 12:13 AM (e+1S5)

171 154
If it really starts leaking turn the Valves off under the sink until the plumber arrives

Posted by: Yo! at February 05, 2016 12:14 AM (vH/T5)

172 well gotta get up early, good night all

thanks for the laughs and keeping this place special

and by special, I mostly mean weird and strange

Posted by: chemjeff at February 05, 2016 12:14 AM (uZNvH)

173 Kalneva: ...how the f do you people work, read books, and have time to comment here?

Well, personally, I have people to sleep and eat and bathe for me. Leaves lots of extra time for the rest.

Posted by: mindful webworker - and drink... at February 05, 2016 12:14 AM (LImvu)

174 Dostoyevsky is amazing but also surprisingly strange. Crime and Punishment made the largest impression on me, but I've never forgotten one line from The Brothers Karamazov

"Blessed be the womb that bare thee, and the paps that gave thee suck -- the paps especially!"

Posted by: Splunge at February 05, 2016 12:14 AM (iMxBJ)

175 Read To Kill A Mockingbird in Junior High. Read Great Expectations freshmen year of high school, sort of(?) It was a part of the big reading book so I'm really not sure if it was the full version or an abridged version..

Kind of surprised Moby Dick isn't on that list, but then maybe that's a book people don't even feel like they need to lie that they've read it.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 12:15 AM (zt+N6)

176 134 A lot of books are wasted on teenagers. I had to read The Great Gatsby and All The Kings Men in high school and found them a drudge. Especially when papers were involved. But a few years after college I ended up reading them again and found them much more interesting and meaningful.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 05, 2016 12:02 AM (wqVD1)


Er, the second time I tried to read Gatsy was about 8 years ago, xx years after the first try.

I have read All The Kings Men and liked it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 05, 2016 12:15 AM (gyKtp)

177 I have special bound editions of LOTR and Lewis Carroll.

Grandfather's copy of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" on my shelf. Might be first-edition.

Now... I just have to read it...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 05, 2016 12:15 AM (6FqZa)

178 >>Dostoyevsky is amazing but also surprisingly strange.

Indeed. His Shorts are my favorites, though.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:16 AM (BHlIM)

179 "don't think they are real mres"


All right, what are they? Packeted meals requiring hot water? Sold as survival and camping rations. Sold as Surplus in some places?


?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:12 AM (SQME6)




years ago, when I survived my first disaster, I started assembling some supplies and was looking for MREs. the people that supply mres to the government said they were either not allowed or would not sell to civilians. some companies make mre type products but they are not military issue mres. so mres, meaning the miitary issue mres, are not available to the public.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 05, 2016 12:16 AM (vb33c)

180 " I'm here, y'all can relax now. "



I wasn't worried, so?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:16 AM (SQME6)

181 Frat Houses Could Be Searched Without a Warrant Under Indiana University Proposal
------------

Hammer predicts Frats will be moving off campus.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 12:17 AM (n22zQ)

182 #165 Was the guy named "Don Draper" by any chance, Uncle Palpatine?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 05, 2016 12:17 AM (WOyz5)

183 I didn't read back through the comments (go figure!) but, does anybody really believe that lil' Stormi really had some redneck tell him off?

I'm thinking it's quite apocryphal, i.e., a load of victimization bullshit.

Also, I doubt lil' Stormi was even wearing a dress. None of "her" compatriots does.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 05, 2016 12:17 AM (+YMhA)

184 Late evening horde.

TulAmmo?

Steel cased in a pistol?

Any experience?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 12:17 AM (hlMPp)

185 And if you lie about eating them, even moar winning, Chi.
Posted by: GnuBreed
--------------
I wondered about that.
How would they know I'm not eating Whoppers for breakfast?
And unless they kept me under lock & key, when it came time to test my feces, one day they'd get min-pin poo, the next day they they'd get a sample from the post-menopausal lady across the street, the next day random hobo poo...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 12:18 AM (ENe42)

186 I can't find anything to like about Fitzgerald.

Another Lied About Often Candidate 'The Danzig Trilogy' by Gunter Graas. Pretty safe bet most people barely made it through 1 1/2 of those.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:18 AM (BHlIM)

187 Evening everyone!

I'm pulling the trigger and applying to grad school. God help me.

I saw the story about the 14-year old earlier today on Insty. I'm of the opinion that the way to deal with these is to hold the parents accountable.


Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 05, 2016 12:18 AM (fC9RO)

188 Posted by: Yo! at February 05, 2016 12:14 AM (vH/T5)

The weird thing is that it isn't at the base of the unit (I've had that happen in other houses) but up in the "gooseneck" itself.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:18 AM (GDulk)

189 I failed to finish "Gatsby" and "Anna Karenina" when I was younger. I also failed to finish "Brief History of Time". But I did read and finish "Satanic Verses" at age 16.

Some peoples' brains are just wired up different.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 05, 2016 12:18 AM (6FqZa)

190 183 I didn't read back through the comments (go figure!) but, does anybody really believe that lil' Stormi really had some redneck tell him off?

I'm thinking it's quite apocryphal, i.e., a load of victimization bullshit.

Also, I doubt lil' Stormi was even wearing a dress. None of "her" compatriots does.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 05, 2016 12:17 AM (+YMhA)



None of "her" compatriots though are the daughters of parents fucked up in the head that they're tormenting their son with making him a girl though.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 12:18 AM (zt+N6)

191 I'm guessing this means I have to replace the faucet, but can I dry the area off and put duct tape around the faucet for a temporary fix?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Probably won't last more than a few hours.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 12:19 AM (FkBIv)

192 "I'm a grouchy motherfucker with nothing intelligent to contribute," Nobody likes a braggart.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 12:19 AM (mk9aG)

193 We ate MREs for months when we left Kuwait for Tikrit in 2003. Not pleasant in the least, but better than the alternative.

As far as these supposedly real MREs, no fucking telling how the DoD procures shit anymore, but they all generally have a heater you add water to heat the entres and sides.

A lot of places sell cases well past the expiration date, so be careful.

Posted by: SMFH at February 05, 2016 12:19 AM (rlfds)

194 182 #165 Was the guy named "Don Draper" by any chance, Uncle Palpatine?
Posted by: andycanuck at February 05, 2016 12:17 AM (WOyz5)
***
Nope. I did a bit of property and vital stats digging - a man by his name, and about his age, and with the same prior address, had a son by the same name who was about the age he claimed to be. The son died in a car accident about ten years ago.

I ended up passing his file to the local squad of Hoover's Boys.......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:19 AM (lutOX)

195 154
So, I was washing my hands at the kitchen sink this evening when I
realized there was a tiny jet of water coming from the middle/bottom of
the faucet neck. Within a minute or so it had become *4* tiny jets of
water. I'm guessing this means I have to replace the faucet, but can I
dry the area off and put duct tape around the faucet for a temporary
fix?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:10 AM (GDulk)

(1) Depends on where you live. Some places in some states, the duct tape is the permanent repair.

(2) I'd look into just disassembling and cleaning what you have, possibly changing some o-rings.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 12:20 AM (EzgxV)

196 On MREs: excepting the vegetarian ones, I like them. Although I remember one that had some M&Ms in it that was advertising tickets to the Atlanta Olympics. This was in 2005. I still ate it.

The "dairy shakes" and the jalapeņo cheese spread are the best. Plus, who doesn't love Charms?

Posted by: DC in River City at February 05, 2016 12:20 AM (e+1S5)

197 I'm pulling the trigger and applying to grad school. God help me.

Good luck, and God speed.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 05, 2016 12:20 AM (YJmuy)

198 >The weird thing is that it isn't at the base of the unit (I've had that happen in other houses) but up in the "gooseneck" itself.

Make sure you check the cabinet under the sink to make sure it isn't soaked.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:20 AM (BHlIM)

199 I can't find anything to like about Fitzgerald.
-----------------

Dude could drink like a boss.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 12:20 AM (n22zQ)

200 To Kill A Mockingbird is an easy read, if you've read some Stephen King, because King derived a lot of his

(pretentious ticks)

style from Harper Lee.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 05, 2016 12:20 AM (6FqZa)

201 " I'm guessing this means I have to replace the faucet, " For God's sake, get yourself tested for lead poisoning right away!!!

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 12:20 AM (mk9aG)

202 yankee, saying there are hucksters making play-like "MRE" on the market. Gotcha.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:21 AM (SQME6)

203 In my vast experience, don't ever go for the temporary plumbing fix. Gotta just fix it. Water finds its way.

Posted by: Kalneva at February 05, 2016 12:21 AM (2wQom)

204 I worked in a bar and the owner and I talked politics a lot. He gave me Atlas Shrugged and one night I was reading it this assh*le walks up to me and says,"Wow, you're really self actualized aren't you."

So I tossed him out. (I was a bouncer.)


Posted by: CozMark at February 05, 2016 12:21 AM (CbGSW)

205 You like Charms?

Those are like the shittiest candies ever.

Ever.

I don't think I met one soldier that ate them.

Posted by: SMFH at February 05, 2016 12:21 AM (rlfds)

206 "I'm pulling the trigger and applying to grad school. God help me." Bring money.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 12:22 AM (mk9aG)

207
178 Garrett:

>>Dostoyevsky is amazing but also surprisingly strange.

Indeed. His Shorts are my favorites, though.


boxers or briefs?

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 05, 2016 12:22 AM (KG0mU)

208 Hasta.......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:22 AM (SQME6)

209 >>>I wasn't worried, so?

So here's a nice tall glass of gofuckyourself. Enjoy.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 05, 2016 12:22 AM (e+1S5)

210 >>Dude could drink like a boss.

But how was he with a shotgun?

Posted by: Hemmingway at February 05, 2016 12:22 AM (BHlIM)

211 If your steak especial doesn't make all women's panties moist nor all men sport unanticipated boners, then you need to seriously reconsider your skills as a chef and leave the cooking to experts.

Drink more, cook less.

Posted by: Fritz at February 05, 2016 12:23 AM (BngQR)

212 The good thing about MRE's is they took out all of the pork products.

No idea why.





(And bullshitting, but wouldn't be surprised)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 12:23 AM (hlMPp)

213 "I'm pulling the trigger and applying to grad school. God help me." Bring money.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 12:22 AM (mk9aG)


Uncle Sam will be paying. And possibly my company.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 05, 2016 12:23 AM (fC9RO)

214 yankee, saying there are hucksters making play-like "MRE" on the market. Gotcha.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 05, 2016 12:21 AM (SQME6)


not entirely, there are some good mre type products available but the official military mres when I last checked were not availabe to and not allowed to be sold to civilians.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 05, 2016 12:23 AM (vb33c)

215 205 You like Charms?

Those are like the shittiest candies ever.

Ever.

I don't think I met one soldier that ate them.
Posted by: SMFH at February 05, 2016 12:21 AM (rlfds)


http://terminallance.com/2015/07/28/terminal-lance-391-charmed/

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 12:24 AM (NA5LM)

216 I need to read Catch-22.

Dickens, meh. There are still some Shakespeare plays on my bucket-list, like "king lear". I'll read those first.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 05, 2016 12:24 AM (6FqZa)

217 >>>You like Charms?

Fuck no. Nobody I knew ate them. They were considered a bad luck Charm.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 05, 2016 12:24 AM (e+1S5)

218 As an actress Maggie Smith is prime.

Posted by: Miss Jean Brodie at February 05, 2016 12:24 AM (yNyJy)

219 194 182 #165 Was the guy named "Don Draper" by any chance, Uncle Palpatine?
Posted by: andycanuck at February 05, 2016 12:17 AM (WOyz5)
***
Nope. I did a bit of property and vital stats digging - a man by his name, and about his age, and with the same prior address, had a son by the same name who was about the age he claimed to be. The son died in a car accident about ten years ago.

I ended up passing his file to the local squad of Hoover's Boys.......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:19 AM (lutOX)
***
And the dickless folks in charge were absolutely groveling in their gratitude that I was able to trouble shoot this shit for them.

Honest to fucking God - are people so fucking helpless and scared these days that they don't know to squash vermin when they see it? First I heard about him, back in October, I told them, "Cut him a check and kick him in the ass on his way out the door. The guy is trouble."

But, oh, no. I'm too mean, too harsh, too cruel - until they need a mean, harsh, cruel bastard to do their dirty work.

Hell, 3/4 of what I do isn't even in my job description.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:24 AM (lutOX)

220 >>> Ditka blew his electoral
chances when he sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Wrigley 7th inning
stretch. Hundreds died. Thousands injured.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 12:10 AM (mk9aG)<<<

You sure that wasn't just the Cubs level of play?

Posted by: damn you, Iron Mike, damn youuuuu! at February 05, 2016 12:25 AM (H9MG5)

221 Catch-22 is always worth reading.

So much awesome in that novel.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:25 AM (BHlIM)

222 (2) I'd look into just disassembling and cleaning what you have, possibly changing some o-rings.
Posted by: cthulhu
------

That. Disassemble, take parts to hardware store. Buy a small tin of Plumbers Grease while you are there. Assuming that you have actually identified a replaceable part/gasket/o-ring as the culprit, then smear a *light* coat of grease on any rubber/plastic parts, reassemble. Don't drink water from the tap for a day or two.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 12:25 AM (n22zQ)

223 Heh hogmartin.

Pretty much the truth.

Posted by: SMFH at February 05, 2016 12:25 AM (rlfds)

224 Just note, that maybe, this couldturn intoa viral thing, to see how many people would fall for it :
-
"Remember Super Bowl fans, to paint a large 'L' on your forehead to celebrate Super Bowl 50!"
-
("L" is the Roman numeral for the number 50 ... ;-)

Posted by: Throwing It Out There at February 05, 2016 12:25 AM (T8WfQ)

225 not entirely, there are some good mre type products
available but the official military mres when I last checked were not
availabe to and not allowed to be sold to civilians.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 05, 2016 12:23 AM (vb33c)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The military "cleans out the cupboard" every few years and the older stuff gets auctioned off as milsurp. So there are actual mre's available but the shelf life is NFL as Jerry Glanville would say.

Posted by: CozMark at February 05, 2016 12:25 AM (CbGSW)

226 Trump lies about Cruz/Roberts. Cruz wasn't in Congress when Roberts was approved.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 12:26 AM (n22zQ)

227 210 >>Dude could drink like a boss.

But how was he with a shotgun?
Posted by: Hemmingway at February 05, 2016 12:22 AM (BHlIM)
***
The hole in the front of his head was about as big as a pencil. The hole at the back of his head was about as big as your fist, if it was a small fist and you wanted to put it there.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:26 AM (lutOX)

228 You need to make sure a certain Min-Pin isn't around when you watch the Mike Rowe video in the sidebar, or he'll make you take him to NYC.

And, yes, FS comes by quite often.
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------
Heh. I saw the sidebar blurb, but haven't watched it yet.
My first thought was "Do they pay? I have one little fucker here that could put 3 dogs out of work in a matter of a day."


The Girl Scout cookie thing came up a few threads ago.
I was surprised to see that Lauren "couldn't say no" & bought some.
I have no problem saying "sorry, I'd like to, but GS money supports PP. PP kills babies, so no."
I miss my do-se-dos, but if one little girl goes home to ask mom what an abortion is, and quits GS, it's worth it.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 12:27 AM (ENe42)

229 I have read All The King's Men and liked it.
Not too keen on that one, myself.

Posted by: humpty dumpty at February 05, 2016 12:27 AM (WOyz5)

230 And yes, eating Charms is very bad juju.

Posted by: SMFH at February 05, 2016 12:28 AM (rlfds)

231 The hole in the front of his head was about as big as a pencil. The hole
at the back of his head was about as big as your fist, if it was a
small fist and you wanted to put it there.


Dude, I can relate.

Posted by: Zombie Kurt Cobain at February 05, 2016 12:28 AM (YJmuy)

232 I personally love the "what bitch this is". Any good woman would never do this, and any good man would never let her. Yeah I said "let". Plenty o' things I don't let my man do, either.

Posted by: Kalneva at February 05, 2016 12:28 AM (2wQom)

233 That book list - isn't it cheating to have a "20 books" list with Lord of the Rings (usually pubished as three books, although I have a combo copy, and intended by the author as SIX?) and, especially, Harry Potter (7 books)??

Also, Sherlock and 50*3 Shades.

I demand a recount.

Posted by: mindful webworker - the LotR appendices, all of them! at February 05, 2016 12:29 AM (LImvu)

234 >>>Steel cased in a pistol?


Glocks eat it fine. Ruger LCP kinda don't like it. At least one FTF/E per mag.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 05, 2016 12:29 AM (e+1S5)

235 Nobody lies about having read Lord Dunsany or Clark Ashton Smith. Actually I don't think anyone lies about having read HP Lovecraft or Poe, either.

With those works of eldritch horror, if you read them, the Innsmouth Look is plain to see on your face.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 05, 2016 12:29 AM (6FqZa)

236 Polliwog. That seems like a perforation in the faucet pipe, it's likely toast.

New facuet fixtures, with sprayer.... expect about $125 stating, to OMFG are you KIDDING me!, for those insanely unnecessarily complex, electronicly controlled units.

Couple hundred should get you all the function and style you might wish.

Pro Tip. A Basin Wrench is your friend, here. Don't try it with ordinary hand tools.

Oh, and check your txts.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 05, 2016 12:30 AM (McRlu)

237 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 12:25 AM (n22zQ)

I guess I didn't explain well. It isn't likely to be an o-ring because the leak is in the metal tube part of the faucet. That's why it's strange. I've had rins and seals go bad before, but this is apparently the faucet itself wearing through and it's not *that* old (then again, I guess it could be 15 years and maybe that is old for modern faucets).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:30 AM (GDulk)

238 >>>"I'm pulling the trigger and applying to grad school. God help me." Bring money.

>>>Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 12:22 AM (mk9aG)


Uncle Sam will be paying. And possibly my company.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 05, 2016 12:23 AM (fC9RO)


For any serious field, you don't pay to go to grad school. Any half-decent grad student should have tuition waived and either be on a stipend or working as a TA. The only people who have to pay for grad school are those in joke fields or people that the schools don't really want.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 12:30 AM (zc3Db)

239 The weird thing is that it isn't at the base of the unit (I've had that happen in other houses) but up in the "gooseneck" itself.
----
I didn't realize you were discussing something technical. I thought you were using analogies for describing being constipated from eating MREs.

Never mind.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 05, 2016 12:30 AM (WOyz5)

240 233 I demand a recount.
Posted by: mindful webworker - the LotR appendices, all of them! at February 05, 2016 12:29 AM (LImvu)


Eh, it's what people lie about. You gotta group for that. Bet 50 Shades is on there only because people lie and say they haven't read it. Who would ever do the opposite?

Posted by: Splunge at February 05, 2016 12:31 AM (iMxBJ)

241 A lot of books are wasted on teenagers. I had to read The Great Gatsby and All The Kings Men in high school and found them a drudge. Especially when papers were involved. But a few years after college I ended up reading them again and found them much more interesting and meaningful.
Posted by: Maetenloch at February 05, 2016 12:02 AM (wqVD1)


Late to the party, but you took the words right of my mouth.

A lot of it simply won't mean anything until you're at least well until your 20s, maybe older.

Posted by: AD at February 05, 2016 12:31 AM (0A94I)

242 "Nobody wants to buy cookies from a boy in a dress."

Herrin, IL man declining to purchase from Girl Scout "Stormi"



This immediately came to mind:



www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZczseYnlYZc

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 04, 2016 11:44 PM (kpqmD)

I am guessing here, but this little boy probably has a militant lesbian long term foster parent.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 12:31 AM (NPofj)

243 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:18 AM (GDulk)

They make them out of plastic these days.

If you must use duct tape, I would get Gorilla Tape.

it's a very strong adhesive and more able to resist water than most other duct tapes.

Or 100 mph Rigger's tape sold under a bunch of different names.

Gorilla is the one I know. Get that fixed soon and turn off the valves before you go to sleep or leave the house, just in case. M'kay?

You'd be surprised how much damage a little water can do and if you pay for your water that can get expensive (plus they charge for your sewer by how much water you use.)

I had a leaky water heater that I didn't know about until it leaked so bad that it put out the pilot light.

I 'used' 3,000 gals in one month. I was not happy about the bill I got.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 12:31 AM (Xo1Rt)

244 So, I was washing my hands at the kitchen sink this evening when I
realized there was a tiny jet of water coming from the middle/bottom of
the faucet neck. Within a minute or so it had become *4* tiny jets of
water. I'm guessing this means I have to replace the faucet, but can I
dry the area off and put duct tape around the faucet for a temporary
fix?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:10 AM (GDulk)


Take the aerator screen off the end of the faucet, and clean it. It may be partly clogged, causing back pressure that makes the spout leak elsewhere. If the aerator screen is clogged with lime, soak it in CLR or vinegar.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 12:31 AM (Z8fuk)

245 235
Nobody lies about having read Lord Dunsany or Clark Ashton Smith.
Actually I don't think anyone lies about having read HP Lovecraft or
Poe, either.



With those works of eldritch horror, if you read them, the Innsmouth Look is plain to see on your face.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 05, 2016 12:29 AM (6FqZa)


I beg to differ.

*flicks tentacle*

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 12:33 AM (EzgxV)

246 231 The hole in the front of his head was about as big as a pencil. The hole
at the back of his head was about as big as your fist, if it was a
small fist and you wanted to put it there.

Dude, I can relate.
Posted by: Zombie Kurt Cobain at February 05, 2016 12:28 AM (YJmuy)
***
'Course you can. Hell, you did some stuff with Burroughs, who is responsible for that little bit of prose.

Here he is with Sonic Youth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxBdSSQ7kWY

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:34 AM (lutOX)

247 Catch-22 is always worth reading.



So much awesome in that novel.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:25 AM (BHlIM)

Both that and Warlock by Oakley Hall are on my yearly re-read list.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 12:34 AM (NPofj)

248 235 Nobody lies about having read Lord Dunsany or Clark Ashton Smith. Actually I don't think anyone lies about having read HP Lovecraft or Poe, either.
With those works of eldritch horror, if you read them, the Innsmouth Look is plain to see on your face.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 05, 2016 12:29 AM (6FqZa)


That just reminded me that I have a copy of The King of Elfland's Daughter on the shelf that I've never gotten around to reading. It's a leftover from a phase of reading classic fantasy I went through a few years ago.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 05, 2016 12:35 AM (wqVD1)

249 I have read All The King's Men and liked it.

I liked the Broderick Crawford version of the movie.
Never saw (or wanted to) the Sean Penn version.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 12:35 AM (FkBIv)

250 For any serious field, you don't pay to go to grad school. Any half-decent grad student should have tuition waived and either be on a stipend or working as a TA. The only people who have to pay for grad school are those in joke fields or people that the schools don't really want.

---------

So my $60,000 Ph.D. in Societal Gender Dialectics wasn't a value then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 12:36 AM (sl+zA)

251 In high school I had to read "A Separate Peace."

Kind of a slog.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 05, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

252 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:18 AM (GDulk)

And you can find plenty of cheaper faucet sets than what you were quoted above.

of course they're not as well made but they'll probably do if you're hard up for cash.

I changed mine from a single valve to a two valve setup cause I like to adjust them separately. Cost for the setup was under $50 and it had a nice tall goose neck which the other faucet didn't and a sprayer attachment.

Make sure you lube the valves. the valves these days some of them are not the seating kind I don't know how to describe them but they don't use a seat they use a rotating hole in a plate that matches with another hole that has a rubber gasket. When the handle is turned the holes match and water flows. You have to lube that rubber gasket and the o'rings with o'ring grease.

Good luck have fun. try not to get too wet.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 12:37 AM (Xo1Rt)

253 Polliwog, I was hoping it would just be a clogged screen, but it doesn't sound like it. Would silicone glue or caulking work as a temp. fix? Wait, you need...FlexiSeal!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 12:37 AM (GzDYP)

254 And, of course, Burroughs reads "Apocalypse":

"Let it come down...."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bubCpbx-DHk

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:37 AM (lutOX)

255 So my $60,000 Ph.D. in Societal Gender Dialectics wasn't a value then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 12:36 AM (sl+zA)


Actually, I think you got a pretty good bargain - about a dollar per neo-gender type.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 12:37 AM (zc3Db)

256 >>In high school I had to read "A Separate Peace."

FINNY DIES!

Posted by: garrett's copy, Page 1. at February 05, 2016 12:38 AM (BHlIM)

257 So my $60,000 Ph.D. in Societal Gender Dialectics wasn't a value then?
You get hired ahead of the Masters degree in Puppetry holder.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 05, 2016 12:38 AM (WOyz5)

258 249 I have read All The King's Men and liked it.

I liked the Broderick Crawford version of the movie.
Never saw (or wanted to) the Sean Penn version.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 12:35 AM (FkBIv)


I've never seen any of the movies, but given how much of the book depends on narration, I can't imaginr any of them remotely doing justice to the novel. The same with the Great Gatbsy. The actual story isn't really anything special. It's the writing.

Posted by: AD at February 05, 2016 12:39 AM (0A94I)

259 How many times, when you were in school, did any of you have to read "Where are you going, Where have you been? by Joyce Carol Oates. I read that 3 times in high school and twice in college.

I could still write a paper about that stupid sh*t from memory.

Posted by: CozMark at February 05, 2016 12:40 AM (CbGSW)

260 Maetenloch: ...But a few years after college I ended up reading them again and found them much more interesting and meaningful.

Had to Summer-read Moby Dick before 10th grade (scared new kid entering a small K-12 prep school). I don't think I made it through. So boring and heavy! (Oddly, I seem to recall being the only one in the class who appreciated some of the Biblical allusions. And I was sure not a Bible student. So I looked like I'd read it....)

Read it through, finally, decades later, and really enjoyed it. It wasn't as heavy, or boring.

But then, the last time I read it, a decade or so ago, I woke up the wife laughing out loud sometimes.

Posted by: mindful webworker - call me Ishmael at February 05, 2016 12:40 AM (LImvu)

261 garrett, yup.

And even then I thought the relationship between the lead characters was quite suggestive of a gay subtext.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 05, 2016 12:40 AM (ntObR)

262 237
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 12:25 AM (n22zQ)



I guess I didn't explain well. It isn't likely to be an o-ring
because the leak is in the metal tube part of the faucet. That's why
it's strange. I've had rins and seals go bad before, but this is
apparently the faucet itself wearing through and it's not *that* old
(then again, I guess it could be 15 years and maybe that is old for
modern faucets).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:30 AM (GDulk)


Here in Silicon Valley, we have liquid concrete for tapwater -- and it is not unusual to unscrew the bubbler screen and have a teaspoon of gravel fall out (the last drop of water when you shut off the faucet dries, leaving enough of a kernel of residue to be caught by the screen -- further dried drops build up an accretion of, essentially, stone). Since this can put full line water-pressure into parts of the faucet that really weren't designed for it, that may be a contributing factor. If you cleaned it out and the sprays stopped, you might be fine.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 12:41 AM (EzgxV)

263 Polliwog's faucet is likely DOA.

A 15 y/o faucet is from the "modern era" cheap plumbing fixtures. It's almost certainly made from some form of zinc-based pot metal. Even tubular items like faucets are formed from rolled metal, made into a tube and seam-welded by automation.

The rest of 'em are just cast-metal.

Now, where the problem lies, is the STEEL parts in the rest of the faucet system. Compression fitting nuts, and chrome plated supply valves under the sink.

Electrolysis occurs, and the least-noble metal, i.e; the pot-metal parts react, corrode and fail.

Just like her's has, right at the bend in the middle of the pipe. That's where the velocity and localized pressure (and erosion) is at the highest point in the system.

Polliwog can chase the repair cat around the tree, or just cut to the chase and install a newer system.

You can still buy good, chrome (or other finish), quality fixtures. Even then, most all the market is Made in China, save for the $400+ end of the menu.

Builders grade fixtures should be replaced, before their next failure results in large scale house flooding.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 05, 2016 12:42 AM (McRlu)

264 In high school I had to read "A Separate Peace."

Kind of a slog.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 05, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)


It is that. Fortunately, never had to read Catcher in the Rye.


Of the books on the list, I've read Alice, and the sequel. Also 1984, and LOTR. Sherlock Holmes, yes, most of them anyway. Anne Frank, yes. Catch-22, and some Dickens, none of the listed ones. None of the others. For basically the same reasons as Moe outlines.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 12:42 AM (Z8fuk)

265 Agree wither Bitter 100%.
You can get cheaper faucet sets, but they don't expect them to last 20 years.

And if you need a temp fix, Gorilla Tape is as good as you'll find.
I learned about it when I bought an entire house worth of bamboo florring. Come loading time, it was pouring rain.
I ran back inside, bought a tarp & this Gorilla Tape stuff, and hoped for the best.
Taped the tarp down to the sides of the truck bed - in the middle of a monsoon - and drove home. Tarp stayed on at interstate speeds for 15-20 miles, and the next day, when I took it off, paint came with it.
Stuff is amazing.

I have 2 or 3 kitchen faucets out in the garage. If you lived nearby, you could take your pick...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 12:43 AM (ENe42)

266 AOP, ironically enough I like Catcher. But then I could relate to it a bit.

I also greatly enjoyed the 1980s update of it by Jay McInerney, "Bright Lights, Big City."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 05, 2016 12:43 AM (ntObR)

267 Jeb! Marco!

Posted by: Lily at February 05, 2016 12:44 AM (Qm82t)

268 I also didn't find the characters in "A Separate Peace" really relatable. They all came off as a bunch of fey rich young boys IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 05, 2016 12:45 AM (ntObR)

269 Darn! why doesn't the formatting work on this site? Ace bought the cheap software package didn't he?

Posted by: Lily at February 05, 2016 12:45 AM (Qm82t)

270 I've never seen any of the movies, but given how much of the book depends on narration, I can't imagine any of them remotely doing justice to the novel.

There was a lot of narration by the newspaper man in the Crawford movie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 12:45 AM (FkBIv)

271 "That's why it's strange. I've had rins and seals go bad before, but this
is apparently the faucet itself wearing through and it's not *that* old"

The geniuses of the gooberment mandated a changeover to a new water disinfection agent a couple of years ago. The new stuff is considerably more aggressive about attacking plumbing, including metal parts.

Also, old lead plumbing which had formed largely stable passive complexes after many long years of exposure to the original disinfectant started dissolving again once the new stuff came into use.

* cough Flint Michigan cough *

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 12:46 AM (noWW6)

272 269 Darn! why doesn't the formatting work on this site? Ace bought the cheap software package didn't he?

-----

No. Ace bootlegged the cheap software package.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 12:47 AM (sl+zA)

273 269
Darn! why doesn't the formatting work on this site? Ace bought the cheap software package didn't he?



Posted by: Lily

Surely you jest!
You're new around here aren't you....

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks my aching ass and screw Soothie, he asked for it at February 05, 2016 12:47 AM (4pjhs)

274 My hs senior kid is being "tortured" with a second year of Shakespeare. They read one work while reading a more recent novel "on the side" while having to compare, relate to and find examples of influence. English class should be renamed, "Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare!"

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 12:47 AM (GzDYP)

275 I have had good luck with solid brass Delta faucets.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 12:47 AM (Z8fuk)

276 Funny, eh?

ONT turns into a plumbing and literature discussion....

Where's our well-read version of Schneider?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:48 AM (lutOX)

277 269
Darn! why doesn't the formatting work on this site? Ace bought the cheap software package didn't he?



Posted by: Lily at February 05, 2016 12:45 AM (Qm82t)


*Points at bottom of page*

"Alpha" software is "proof-of-concept"; "beta" is "it's good enough to test seriously"; "rc" or "release candidate" is "passing most of the tests and might get shipped"; "release" gets put in a pretty box and sold to people who believe you're competent.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 12:49 AM (EzgxV)

278 My hs senior kid is being "tortured" with a second year of Shakespeare.

I thought they replaced all the old dead white guys with other folks.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 12:49 AM (FkBIv)

279 Formatting is for Closers.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:50 AM (BHlIM)

280
My hs senior kid is being "tortured" with a second year of Shakespeare.
They read one work while reading a more recent novel "on the side" while
having to compare, relate to and find examples of influence. English
class should be renamed, "Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare!"

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 12:47 AM (GzDYP)


Shakespeare is totes the man.... love me some Taming of the Shrew (and for the modern remake, the movie Ten Things I Hate about You rocks).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 12:50 AM (NPofj)

281 278 My hs senior kid is being "tortured" with a second year of Shakespeare

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He should be grateful. It could have been a full semester of Maya Angelou.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 12:51 AM (sl+zA)

282 The thing to remember about Shakespeare is that he was not writing for the benefit of college professors and English majors. His plays were low-brow entertainment for the common people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 12:51 AM (Z8fuk)

283 Ugh wouldn't want to puke that one up

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 04, 2016 11:43 PM (voOPb)

The ice cream is thick enough to dilute everything else. Also, believe me when I say, "I've done worse."

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 05, 2016 12:51 AM (K27gs)

284 I come to bury chemjeff, not to praise him!

Friends, Morons, country-folk lend me your beers!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (WOyz5)


This ONT is BYOB.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 12:52 AM (NPofj)

285 good evening hoard

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at February 05, 2016 12:53 AM (mt1sz)

286 276 Funny, eh?

ONT turns into a plumbing and literature discussion....
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Don't even get us started on Dryer repair!

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 12:53 AM (ENe42)

287 This ONT is BYOB.

Bring your own body?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 05, 2016 12:53 AM (YJmuy)

288 Nothing wrong with Shakespeare. Kid should be glad they aren't forcing him to read Ibsen.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:53 AM (BHlIM)

289 Yes! That's where it's leaking. At least it is somewhere visible so I knew right away that it was happening.

I guess I'll call my dad tomorrow and see if he thinks Son and I can handle changing it out (with Dad coaching by phone) or if I need an actual plumber.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:54 AM (GDulk)

290 Brutus is an honorable man.

Posted by: Marc Antony at February 05, 2016 12:54 AM (sl+zA)

291
Friends, Morons, country-folk lend me your beers!



Posted by: andycanuck at February 04, 2016 11:47 PM (WOyz5)



*channels Mel Brooks*

"That's disgusting!"

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 05, 2016 12:54 AM (K27gs)

292 276 Funny, eh?



ONT turns into a plumbing and literature discussion....

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Don't even get us started on Dryer repair!

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 12:53 AM (ENe42)

The conversation around here is like a box of chocolates (said in a Forrest Gump voice).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 12:55 AM (NPofj)

293 Solid brass Delta or Moen is good stuff. So is American Standard.

Chrome plated zinc be of the debbil hisself.

This is one of those situations where there is no substitute for at least a modicum of real quality.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 05, 2016 12:55 AM (McRlu)

294 >> Brutus is an honorable man.


When he's not banging your girl he ain't all bad.

Posted by: Popeye at February 05, 2016 12:56 AM (BHlIM)

295 The thing to remember about Shakespeare is that he was not writing for the benefit of college professors and English majors. His plays were low-brow entertainment for the common people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 12:51 AM (Z8fuk)

But not for 2016 teenagers with teachers that don't know how to help them understand it. They're pretending to get it, but don't.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 12:56 AM (GzDYP)

296 Brutus is an honorable man.

Posted by: Marc Antony at February 05, 2016 12:54 AM (sl+zA)

So are they all honorable men.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 12:56 AM (NPofj)

297 Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 12:41 AM (EzgxV)

Bay area water seems pretty soft, especially compared to the Colorado well water I grew up with and Missouri water from the limestone hills.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:57 AM (GDulk)

298 287
This ONT is BYOB.

Bring your own body?


Posted by: Blanco Basura

Hey, as long as its still warm right?

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 05, 2016 12:58 AM (4pjhs)

299 Don't you guys read?

Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.

It's right there at the bottom of the comment box.

Now look that up in google. I'll wait.

Now open that page that's the first hit and you'll see that this software was being talked about in 2006.

That's 10 years folks. 10. Years.

That's like 200 software years.

We're using software that came out Before Windows Vista did.

The Democrats just took back the House and Obama was getting sleazed into the Illinois Senate.

I still had a job! (soon to be liquidated)

This is like driving a Model T in the '70's

Everyone's amazed that it still works and they gawk at you as they whizz by at 60.

Still, all and all, I like it compared to what a new bunch of software would bring.

I have never liked most of the software upgrades I've suffered through over the years. Never seemed to be worth the trouble and I wouldn't have upgraded if the hardware demands didn't require me to do so.

Just think if we were still using a BBS and Message board.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 12:58 AM (Xo1Rt)

300 Bay area water seems pretty soft, especially compared to the Colorado well water I grew up with and Missouri water from the limestone hills.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:57 AM (GDulk)


Soft water can be more corrosive. The lime in hard water forms a protective coating on some metals.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 12:58 AM (Z8fuk)

301 LOL. Remember the Somali plane that had a huge hole blown into its side, while it was still flying? Turns out the bomber was the only guy that the hole sucked out.

They also just determined said terrorist's name... "Wile E. al-Coyote."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 05, 2016 12:59 AM (ntObR)

302 293 Solid brass Delta or Moen is good stuff. So is American Standard.

Chrome plated zinc be of the debbil hisself.

This is one of those situations where there is no substitute for at least a modicum of real quality.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 05, 2016 12:55 AM (McRlu)
***
Yep. Some things you just can't cheap out....

Still - "Shiny and chrome," as the next POTUS says....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 12:59 AM (lutOX)

303 From the book list:

1). Alice's Adventures In Wonderland: I've read it in bits and pieces.

2). 1984: Thought "Brave New World" was better

3). The Lord Of The Rings: Yes, of course.

4). War And Peace: No, I hate Russian novelists.

5). Anna Karenina: I did read the mashup "Andoid Karenina" for which the added android plot was better than the original plot and ought to have been a stand alone story.

6). The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: I've read many Holmes stories, though not all of them.

7). To Kill A Mockingbird: No, and I have no reason to.

. David Copperfield: Not the biggest fan of Dickens

9). Crime And Punishment: It's a Russian novel; no.

10). Pride And Prejudice: Can't stand Jane Austin, and only the "and zombies" book was worthwhile, though "Sense and Sensability and Seamonsters" was better.

11). Bleak House: Another Dickens I won't bother with.

12). Harry Potter: Saw the first movie. I was rooting for the "Muggles" to lead an uprising and kill all the magic users who all seemed like elitist dicks.

13). Great Expectations: Another Dickens story I won't bother with.

14). The Diary Of Anne Frank: Yes. Though my high school preferred a book by a holocaust survivor because she's speak at our school once a year.

15). Oliver Twist: Only the musical...

16). Fifty Shades trilogy: No. Also, there's a trilogy???

17). And Then There Were None: Read some Agatha Crhistie. It was OK, but I don't have an urge to read all her stuff.

1. The Great Gatsby: Unofortunatly, yes.

19). Catch 22: No.

20). The Catcher In The Rye: Thankfully I escaped this one.

Posted by: The Reading Hat at February 05, 2016 12:59 AM (vBeA5)

304 Speaking of transgender cookies...

What's in a name? Milady ran across a website tonight that mentions, one of the first to do trans-sexual surgery in the USA? Dr. John Money.

sexchangeregret.com/Things-Ive-Learned

Linked from there is
www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/04/14688/

"...My mom and dad didn't have any idea that when they dropped their son off for a weekend at Grandma's that she was dressing their boy in girls' clothes. Grandma told me it was our little secret. ..."

uhhhhhhhh

Posted by: mindful webworker - follow the at February 05, 2016 12:59 AM (LImvu)

305 Another playwright I really like (and liked in high school) was George Bernard Shaw. I don't think my kids even learned who he was in high school.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 01:00 AM (NPofj)

306 Hey, as long as its still warm right?

I guess grilled or microwaved is fine.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 05, 2016 01:00 AM (YJmuy)

307 They also just determined said terrorist's name... "Wile E. al-Coyote."

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That explains the ACME anvil they found in the overhead compartment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 01:01 AM (sl+zA)

308 Bertram Cabot - It is rumored that Sheakespeare was gay. As such he is a given within the agenda. oh and btw, Maggie Smith as an actress is prime.

Posted by: Miss Jean Brodie at February 05, 2016 01:01 AM (yNyJy)

309 Technically, so many of the men who assassinated Caesar were Senators that they were a quorum and thus carrying out an act of the Roman Senate.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 01:02 AM (Xo1Rt)

310 274
My hs senior kid is being "tortured" with a second year of Shakespeare.
They read one work while reading a more recent novel "on the side" while
having to compare, relate to and find examples of influence. English
class should be renamed, "Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare!"

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 12:47 AM (GzDYP)


There's an awful lot of Shakespeare that is quite enjoyable, but you have to "hear" it in your head to avoid having to (mis-)translate it -- e.g. the famous plaint: "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefor art thou Romeo? / Deny thy father and refuse thy name; / Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, / And I'll no longer be a Capulet." If you read it on a page, you get all tangled up in trying to read it like modern English and you'll fall over "wherefor" like it something to do with location. If you "hear" it, you understand that she's tilting at windmills about names because they'd needn't face danger of maiming (see Heloise and Abelard) or death from their relatives if she were merely schtupping a random cowherd.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:03 AM (EzgxV)

311 OK. Question for the smart plumbing blog: can I chemically rehabilitate the spring in a soap dispenser so it will remember its recoil again?

I will ignore all Bob Dole jokes a comin at this, but enjoy.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 01:03 AM (GzDYP)

312 This ONT is BYOB.

Bring your own body?




Posted by: Blanco Basura

Hey, as long as its still warm right?


Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 05, 2016 12:58 AM (4pjhs)

For some reason, Nirvana's Come As You Are started playing in my head when I read this.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 01:03 AM (NPofj)

313 Fun thing to do - and something I've done from time to time - is to engage a stranger in conversation, but only using dialogue from a novel.

"Thanks, kid," I said, "i can see you're one of our own. Grassed on me, he did, and us blood brothers in the same dirty needle. I can tell you in confidence that he is due for a hot shot."

Actually did this to some Ur-hipster in Cambridge, MA, mid-1990's, after he held open the door on the 'T' for me. Fucker looked terrified.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 01:04 AM (lutOX)

314 306
Hey, as long as its still warm right?

I guess grilled or microwaved is fine.


Posted by: Blanco Basura

Baked, more tasty.
Especially the Mary Jane ones.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 05, 2016 01:05 AM (4pjhs)

315 Wait...! Maggie Smith was Jean Brodie? *stunned*

I saw that in theater with my steady in high school...

*still stunned*

Posted by: mindful webworker - hoky smokes, Bullwinkle! at February 05, 2016 01:05 AM (LImvu)

316 285
good evening hoard

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at February 05, 2016 12:53 AM (mt1sz)


Good evening, Spawn of Mayhem. I hope all is well with you and your family.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:05 AM (EzgxV)

317 303 From the book list:
2). 1984: Thought "Brave New World" was better
13). Great Expectations: Another Dickens story I won't bother with.
Posted by: The Reading Hat at February 05, 2016 12:59 AM (vBeA5)


1984 and BNW - I don't think either is 'better' than the other. They both show worlds that arrived at the same conclusion from different angles: complete oppression and surveillance vs. blissful oblivion and apathy.

Great Expectations is really good, consider giving it a shot.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 01:06 AM (NA5LM)

318 Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 01:03 AM (GzDYP)

It's not the chemistry it's the annealing/hardness.

Over the years in an alkali environment has changed the metals into oxides and thus the annealing/hardness is way down.

that's where you get springiness.

Go to Ace and see if you can find a generic spring close to the right size or look up the fixture if there's parts or just spring (ha!) for a new soap dispenser.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 01:07 AM (Xo1Rt)

319 Hey the dumb fuck republicans are about to give away another hard won victory, they are going to vomit forth a new voting rights bill that will effectively undo what the SCOTUS struck down.

Unconstitutional and discriminatory "voting rights bills" that actually encourage and codifiy voting fraud are totally Conservstive and not an effort to disenfranchise GOP voters.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 05, 2016 01:07 AM (WVvzl)

320 Old Dominion Mom.

Nope, not chemically. But you might be able to retemper it with the right degree of heat, just the right cooling medium (air, oil or water), and follow a rather rigorous time/temperature schedule, which is HIGHLY dependent upon the type and grade of steel from which the spring was formed.

In other words, mostly, NO.

But you can play sneaky, and wind/thread a similar, slightly smaller spring in there WITH the one that's sacked, and add it's strength to the old and the worn.

Would that such would be so simple as to rejuvenate me, being rather old and quite worn, indeed.

I could use some more spring in my step.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 05, 2016 01:07 AM (McRlu)

321 Yon Kasich has a lean and hungry look.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 01:08 AM (FkBIv)

322 just spring (ha!) for a new soap dispenser.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 01:07 AM (Xo1Rt)

Snort! Thanks. You're right.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 01:09 AM (GzDYP)

323 Ah, yes, the first time some youngster holds a door for you (if you're a guy) and you realize you've become OLD!

Me I just say thanks and am glad I don't have to drag the damn thing open myself. I don't care what that punk thinks, I just got him to do my work for me. WINNING!

Wait till you're hair goes gray or disappears.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 01:10 AM (Xo1Rt)

324 I think on that note ♪ it must be time for me to retire.

I was tired before. I'm tired again.

Goooood night, Gracies!

Posted by: mindful webworker - retired at February 05, 2016 01:10 AM (LImvu)

325 297
Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 12:41 AM (EzgxV)



Bay area water seems pretty soft, especially compared to the
Colorado well water I grew up with and Missouri water from the limestone
hills.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:57 AM (GDulk)


You're thinking Hetch-Hetchy water -- which was once rated as the best drinking water in the entire nation. Comes from a twin valley to Yosemite that got dammed before environmentalists got established in the state. That's further up the Peninsula. It's a little different down here. This stuff is so hard that a trickle of water will cement things together.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

326 321 Yon Kasich has a lean and hungry look.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 01:08 AM (FkBIv)
***
I played Cassius in a high school production of Julius Caesar.

Loved it....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 01:11 AM (lutOX)

327 I will ignore all Bob Dole jokes a comin at this, but enjoy.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 01:03 AM (GzDYP)


If the spring has lost tension from being etched by the soap, it's likely beyond repair, and would snap if you tried to stretch it. If the spring cleans up to shiny metal, you might be able to stretch it, and get some more life out of it, but it will fail after a shorter time than its initial life span.


If you have a good old-school hardware store in your town, like Ace hardware or Best Hardware, they may have an aisle simply loaded with assortments of small (and large) fasteners, springs, and other miscellaneous hardware. Take the old spring in, and see if you can match it up. Wire size and coil diameter being the big qualifiers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 01:11 AM (Z8fuk)

328 There's an awful lot of Shakespeare that is quite enjoyable, but you have to "hear" it in your head to avoid having to (mis-)translate it -- e.g. the famous plaint: "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefor art thou Romeo? / Deny thy father and refuse thy name; / Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, / And I'll no longer be a Capulet." If you read it on a page, you get all tangled up in trying to read it like modern English and you'll fall over "wherefor" like it something to do with location. If you "hear" it, you understand that she's tilting at windmills about names because they'd needn't face danger of maiming (see Heloise and Abelard) or death from their relatives if she were merely schtupping a random cowherd.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:03 AM (EzgxV)


Shakespeare needs to be heard and not just read.

The best interpretations are those that don't treat Shakespeare as "Shakespear".

Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet was a good example of that, though the best was Ian McKellen's version of Richard III set in a fascist England with a "King Edward" married to an American wife...

Posted by: The Shakespearian Hat at February 05, 2016 01:12 AM (vBeA5)

329 I personally am not believe these polls.

It just looks so contrived. Like it's scripted.

I'm still thinking of voting for Bernie.

Just because.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 01:12 AM (Xo1Rt)

330 Posted by: The Reading Hat at February 05, 2016 12:59 AM (vBeA5)

Ha I'm 0 for 20 with that list. Does that mean something bad, or do I win a prize?

Posted by: Blano at February 05, 2016 01:13 AM (3eoPa)

331 George Bernard Shaw, in a telegram to Churchill: Enclosed please find two tickets to the opening of my new play. Bring a friend, if you have one.

Churchill in reply: Prior engagement prevents me from attending. Will attend second night, if there is one.

Posted by: Karl Rove at February 05, 2016 01:13 AM (dvuhZ)

332 323 Ah, yes, the first time some youngster holds a door for you (if you're a guy) and you realize you've become OLD!

Me I just say thanks and am glad I don't have to drag the damn thing open myself. I don't care what that punk thinks, I just got him to do my work for me. WINNING!

Wait till you're hair goes gray or disappears.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 01:10 AM (Xo1Rt)
***
I was 25 or so then, and already half-bald. Always wore a dark suit, charcoal overcoat, and a fedora.

Now, my whiskers have a few streaks of silver - like lightning at midnight, my angel says - and I'm even meaner and more determined to scare young folks....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 01:13 AM (lutOX)

333 I haven't done this myself, but I understand some people when replacing kitchen faucets buy actual restaurant kitchen faucets.

Spendy but built like tanks. Restaurants run on thin margins, so a competent restauranteur won't buy expensive stuff which isn't damn-sure worth it. Restaurants are intolerant of downtime from failures, and the low-paid back-room wash staff aren't typically of delicate manner when it comes to handling equipment.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 01:14 AM (noWW6)

334 Let's see so far the dumbfuck republicans led by the biggest cocksucker of them all is pushing..

Push for Amnesty
Criminal justice reform
Voting rights legislation

This is the fucking agenda for the #yearofideas?

Posted by: Kreplach at February 05, 2016 01:15 AM (WVvzl)

335 Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

Sorry, realized (after posting of course) that I should have said "Gulf coast" or "South of Houston" since you guys have a bay as well

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 01:16 AM (GDulk)

336 I just realized I posted to the wrong person, sorry. My eyes are sore from seeing Cankles with those big fat pearls on her big fat neck tonight. And btw, Maggie Smith was a natural red head, whereas Bernie is just natural red.

Posted by: Miss Jean Brodie at February 05, 2016 01:16 AM (yNyJy)

337 Thanks for the sneaky Jim. Just the kind of thing I'd try just to see if it worked, too! The plastic housing seems so molded that dissection doesn't look easy, so I shouldn't spend the time on it.

But AOP, Ace is 20 minutes down the road...

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 01:16 AM (GzDYP)

338 I'm still thinking of voting for Bernie.
Just because.


Operation KAOS

Posted by: Siegfried at February 05, 2016 01:17 AM (FkBIv)

339 I'm just gonna say I'm special going 0 for 20 and call it a night. Later y'all.

Posted by: Blano at February 05, 2016 01:18 AM (3eoPa)

340 I welcome our new Spanish speaking Muslim overlords.

And since I'm of a certain age, I thank them for their hard work and taxes that will pay for my indolent final years.

Or not.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 01:19 AM (Xo1Rt)

341 I didn't read Catcher in the Rye until recently. I took an immediate dislike to Holden. then I recognised him as a boy I grew up with, minus the money. But that punk-ass attitude....


I should've joined the military, they would've slapped that out of me in boot, instead of the ten years of adulthood that it took.

Yeah, some books should be read twice. Once if you have to, and once as an adult.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 05, 2016 01:19 AM (kKHcp)

342 Back to reading my book by Grisham.

He's somewhat of a hack but his diaglogue is good and he always gives a happy ending.

Be kind to each other.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 05, 2016 01:20 AM (Xo1Rt)

343 Off to snooze.

To sleep, perchance to dream,
Of 'nieces' stooped over my desk....


g'night, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 05, 2016 01:20 AM (lutOX)

344 If you have a good old-school hardware store in your town, like Ace hardware or Best Hardware, they may have an aisle simply loaded with assortments of small (and large) fasteners, springs, and other miscellaneous hardware. Take the old spring in, and see if you can match it up. Wire size and coil diameter being the big qualifiers.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------

Yup.
You might check to see if there is an actual plumber's supply business. That's where the real plumbers go to buy their stuff, and the guys at the counter will take one look at what you've got, and delve into the stock to find a replacement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:22 AM (n22zQ)

345 334 Let's see so far the dumbfuck republicans led by the biggest cocksucker of them all is pushing..

Push for Amnesty
Criminal justice reform
Voting rights legislation

This is the fucking agenda for the #yearofideas?

Posted by: Kreplach at February 05, 2016 01:15 AM (WVvzl)



Conservative agenda!

Isn't this the stuff you want to see pushed when voting for Republicans?

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:22 AM (zt+N6)

346 341 I didn't read Catcher in the Rye until recently. I took an immediate dislike to Holden. then I recognised him as a boy I grew up with, minus the money. But that punk-ass attitude....


I should've joined the military, they would've slapped that out of me in boot, instead of the ten years of adulthood that it took.

Yeah, some books should be read twice. Once if you have to, and once as an adult.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 05, 2016 01:19 AM (kKHcp)



Holden Caufield is a phony little bitch.

Posted by: Scrotey McBoogerballs at February 05, 2016 01:24 AM (zt+N6)

347 Funny that the GOPe's "conservative agenda" looks an awful lot like the Dem's liberal agenda, ain't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 01:24 AM (Z8fuk)

348 I am current fussing with *four* Crane Dial-eze faucets. Try to find seats for those. More to the point, try to find a wrench to remove them without damage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:25 AM (n22zQ)

349 Goodnight all, fun chat tonight. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 05, 2016 01:25 AM (ntObR)

350 338 - A vote for Bernie is actually a kinda good strategy, since his pick for VP will be something dear to him, like his Life Alert necklace. He croaks at the inaug. . .and believe or not his Life Alert necklace would still be a better president that Madam Mao Pantsuit. And btw, Maggie Smith doesn't wear pantsuits.

Posted by: Miss Jean Brodie at February 05, 2016 01:27 AM (yNyJy)

351 Nothing but simple faucets for me. Quarter-turn valves with nice lever handles. No single-lever faucets, please. And none of those goofy single-knob shower valves.. I want a hot tap, and a cold tap, and if a tub is present, a diverter valve, tub/shower.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 01:29 AM (Z8fuk)

352
348
I am current fussing with *four* Crane Dial-eze faucets. Try to find
seats for those. More to the point, try to find a wrench to remove them
without damage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:25 AM (n22zQ)


Is what you're talking about on this page: http://deabath.com/Crane_Parts /Crane_faucet_stem/crane_faucet_stem.html ?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

353 I agree about the faucets. I've been in hotel rooms where I can't figure out how to turn on the shower. I end up scalding or freezing my self until I figure it out.

Posted by: Karl Rove at February 05, 2016 01:36 AM (dvuhZ)

354 We live in interesting times.

How did so many people in this country get to be so whiny and confused? Is it really that many people, or is it the emphasis placed on a few by instanews?

Posted by: Hank at February 05, 2016 01:36 AM (eb3ZQ)

355 Off with that stupid Karl Rove sock.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 01:37 AM (dvuhZ)

356 351
Nothing but simple faucets for me. Quarter-turn valves with nice lever
handles. No single-lever faucets, please. And none of those goofy
single-knob shower valves.. I want a hot tap, and a cold tap, and if a
tub is present, a diverter valve, tub/shower.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 01:29 AM (Z8fuk)


I'm a big fan of quarter-turn ball valves where they can't be seen -- and even in undersink and behind-the-toilet places where they can. But, I confess, I installed a single-knob with separate temperature-select valve when we rebuilt the master bath's shower 18 years ago.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)

357 Aren't there stupid rules now about not being allowed to build any new shower/bath/faucet with separate hot and cold valves.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:40 AM (zt+N6)

358 How did so many people in this country get to be so whiny and confused?

Posted by: Hank at February 05, 2016 01:36 AM (eb3ZQ)


You're welcome...

Posted by: The Frankfurt School at February 05, 2016 01:40 AM (vBeA5)

359 353
I agree about the faucets. I've been in hotel rooms where I can't figure
out how to turn on the shower. I end up scalding or freezing my self
until I figure it out.


Posted by: Karl Rove at February 05, 2016 01:36 AM (dvuhZ)


The fiancee has had numerous occasions to stay at an Extended Stay place in Greensboro, NC. Half the rooms have the hot and cold reversed.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:41 AM (EzgxV)

360 I'm off to the snoozer. Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 05, 2016 01:42 AM (McRlu)

361 357 Aren't there stupid rules now about not being allowed to build any new shower/bath/faucet with separate hot and cold valves.
Posted by: buzzion
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Not in Va, that's for sure.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 01:42 AM (ENe42)

362 I want a hot tap, and a cold tap, and if a tub is present, a diverter valve, tub/shower.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Oh, if only you knew what I went through a month ago to replace a Standard spout/diverter valve. 'Standard', mind you, preceded American Standard.

The valve was so worn that only half of the water would go up the shower stem.

I never did find an exact replacement. All of the stuff now has plastic internals and thin metal. The original piece was heavy cast brass, chrome plated.

After a long search, I found a company in Chicago that had what seemed a decent piece in their catalog. I ordered that, and was prepared to receive something Made in China. To my surprise (and weirdly, to my satisfaction, it was made in Taiwan.

Proved to be quite a nice item, fully as heavy as the original, and had the same 'footprint'. I was pleased. But, it took a hell of a long time to find it.

Incidentally, I could have resurfaced the original valve, except that the original had been soldered together (rear plug) prior to plating, and there was no way to get it apart. I considered trying to steam heat it, but in the meanwhile (Mrs. H was becoming impatient) had ordered the other piece.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:42 AM (n22zQ)

363 Hm. I still have a couple cases of ersatz MREs from the Y2K era.

They're probably still good. Or as good as they were in the first place.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2016 01:42 AM (sdi6R)

364 No single-lever faucets, please. And none of those goofy single-knob shower valves.. I want a hot tap, and a cold tap, and if a tub is present, a diverter valve, tub/shower.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 01:29 AM (Z8fuk)


Hear, hear!

I don't know what's with the obsession people have for screwing up a faucet. It seems to be more of a sign of emotional problems than anything else.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 01:43 AM (zc3Db)

365 Buzzion.

Yep, there sure are. Look up "Scald-Guard" guidelines.

AOP has the 1/4 turn faucet gospel. Pay heed.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


p.s. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Jim at February 05, 2016 01:43 AM (McRlu)

366 357
Aren't there stupid rules now about not being allowed to build any new shower/bath/faucet with separate hot and cold valves.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:40 AM (zt+N6)


It's possible -- and even likely in hotels. The combined widgets have an internal setting for the maximum amount of hot water in the mix, to avoid scalding.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)

367 Half the rooms have the hot and cold reversed.
Posted by: cthulhu
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That's how they do it in Tijuana

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:44 AM (n22zQ)

368 Of course that could also be for things like hotels only. Sort of like how because of the Disabilities Act you can't have a doorknob anymore, it must be a handle.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:44 AM (zt+N6)

369 You might check to see if there is an actual plumber's supply business. That's where the real plumbers go to buy their stuff, and the guys at the counter will take one look at what you've got, and delve into the stock to find a replacement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:22 AM (n22zQ)

I have been to one that was awesom!. Sent by contractors of a sort I can't remember to get a concrete septic cover...in my minivan. The employees and a couple of customers were so polite in not laughing at me, but calmly explained how loading it would flatten my tires and brainstormed the best answer to the problem. They delivered it the next day. I had to explain to contractors how to roll it into place.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 01:44 AM (GzDYP)

370 Posted by: The Frankfurt School at February 05, 2016 01:40 AM (vBeA5)

That is a group I wish I could go back in time and stab to death. I'd cheerfuly accept any sentence handed down to have at least seriously slowed that evil ( and it was absolutely, unashamedly evil) from the generations of harm it has caused.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 01:45 AM (GDulk)

371 Is what you're talking about on this page: http://deabath.com/Crane_Parts /Crane_faucet_stem/crane_faucet_stem.html ?
Posted by: cthulhu
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Bad link?

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:47 AM (n22zQ)

372 Sort of like how because of the Disabilities Act you can't have a doorknob anymore, it must be a handle.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:44 AM (zt+N6)


I thought that was to stop all the "knob gobbler" jokes.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 01:48 AM (zc3Db)

373 371
Is what you're talking about on this page: http://deabath.com/Crane_Parts /Crane_faucet_stem/crane_faucet_stem.html ?

Posted by: cthulhu

------------



Bad link?

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:47 AM (n22zQ)


Delete internal space -- it's there to keep the smartphone Morons from freaking out.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

374 Aren't there stupid rules now about not being allowed to build any new shower/bath/faucet with separate hot and cold valves.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:40 AM (zt+N6)


Might be in some jurisdictions. If so, it's stupid. The thermostatic valves aren't instanteous in their action, and being built by humans, they are subject to failure. Not to mention costly to buy in the first place. A hot water tap, and a cold water tap, what can go wrong? If the supply water suddenly gets too hot or too cold, just crank down the tap in question, and instant relief. With the single-knob valves all being different, there is no standardized "right" way to correct for a sudden temperature change. Now, maybe they are thermostatically-controlled to limit over-hotness, but they can't do anything if the hot supply suddenly goes cold, and the cold supply is only a few degrees above the freezing point.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 01:50 AM (Z8fuk)

375 Goodnight everybody. Thanks for solving the world's problems.

If only they would listen!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 05, 2016 01:51 AM (GzDYP)

376 Reminds me. This house (1962) had all commercial door hardware. Nice heavy door knobs. Sadly, after 50 odd years, all of the lacquer had worn off and the brass was all turning green. They polished nicely, but quickly tarnished.

There was no way that we could replace with the same quality stuff..., so cheapie big-box Kwiksets.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:52 AM (n22zQ)

377 Back in college, I worked with an electrician during the summers. I remember one laugh we all had when one of the plumber's flunkies had hooked up a toilet to the hot water line. We were doing the finish wiring (installing fixtures, devices and wall plates). The plumber was there having to fix that.

Just imagine having to do your business in steaming hot water. That would enhance the smell convection, I'm sure.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 01:52 AM (dvuhZ)

378 Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:44 AM (zt+N6)

Not that I think it should be mandated by law or anything, but handles are way better than knobs. When I re-keyed my new house I replaced all of the knobs with handles. You can get some pretty oiled brass ones that fit the decor even if you have an older house. If you're trying to come in with a bag of groceries in each hand or getting to the basement with a full laundry basket, handles beat knobs every time.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 01:53 AM (NA5LM)

379 My folks, especially my mother, is getting thin skin at her advanced age. She has hit the door handles in the night in hotel rooms and ripped a gash in her skin.

I've torn my shirts on those damn handles. Walking by, entering and existing and the handle catches inside the button line on the front and rips as I walk by.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 01:56 AM (dvuhZ)

380 If you're trying to come in with a bag of groceries in each hand or getting to the basement with a full laundry basket, handles beat knobs every time.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 01:53 AM (NA5LM)


Agree wholeheartedly. Both with the fact that handles are more convenient, and also that it should be the choice of the homeowner.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 01:56 AM (Z8fuk)

381 344
You might check to see if there is an actual plumber's supply business. That's where the real plumbers go to buy their stuff, and the guys at the counter will take one look at what you've got, and delve into the stock to find a replacement.
Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:22 AM (n22zQ)


This! The hot water tap in my shower was leaking. I figured that it was probably just a washer or something, so I looked up on YouTube how to take it apart.

That went well, but the valve assembly was probably about 30 years old and corroded. I stripped the head of the screw trying to remove it to replace the washer.

I took the assembly to a plumbing supply store, and the guy came up with an exact replacement. It wasn't very expensive, so I got the cold water and the diverter assemblies and replaced them all. I should be good for another 30 years or so.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2016 01:58 AM (sdi6R)

382 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 05, 2016 01:59 AM (YJmuy)

383 Delete internal space -- it's there to keep the smartphone Morons from freaking out.
Posted by: cthulhu
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They have the 'cartridges' (easy to find) , but not the seat for the cartridge.

Look here:
http://tinyurl.com/z5857aw

See the rubber ring on the end? That seats against a removal , well, seat. Ours have eroded. So, it's either resurface the seat, or replace. I would prefer to replace. Actually, I just want to remove them, chuck up in the lathe, and lightly surface. The problem is that I have to machine a tool to get them out, as the do not use anything like a standard seat tool.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:59 AM (n22zQ)

384 Also, it doesn't look like you need special wrenches for the Dial-eze -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJHNW8JzBBg

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

385 I like the door handles, as opposed to the door knobs.
Have them both in my house, but converted the first floor to all handles, mostly because of the basement stairs door.

Many is the time where I am carrying something heavy/huge and don't want to put it down to open the door knob to the basement, either to get in, or worse to get out.

The handle offers easy one-finger opening. But to do that one door required all the first floor knobs to be converted.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 05, 2016 02:00 AM (kKHcp)

386 '..against a *removable* , well, seat."

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 02:00 AM (n22zQ)

387 380 If you're trying to come in with a bag of groceries in each hand or getting to the basement with a full laundry basket, handles beat knobs every time.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 01:53 AM (NA5LM)


Agree wholeheartedly. Both with the fact that handles are more convenient, and also that it should be the choice of the homeowner.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 01:56 AM (Z8fuk)



Its still homeowner choice. But its not building owner choice. So a hotel can't have doorknobs. Businesses can't have doorknobs.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:01 AM (zt+N6)

388 Also, it doesn't look like you need special wrenches for the Dial-eze
-------------

Did you catch the part where he said, "If you need a new 'stop', contact us..". Well, there's the rub.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 02:04 AM (n22zQ)

389 Its still homeowner choice. But its not building owner choice. So a hotel can't have doorknobs. Businesses can't have doorknobs.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:01 AM (zt+N6)


Is that a result of the Americans With Disabilities Act? I do recall the first I ever saw the lever handles in Canada was in hospitals.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 02:06 AM (Z8fuk)

390 That photo doesnt do Maggie Smith justice. Saw an interview with her from 1967. She had a 60s haido and those giant eyes of hers with a very light smattering of freckles on her nose. She would be very distracting to talk to.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 05, 2016 02:06 AM (iQIUe)

391 Its still homeowner choice. But its not building owner choice. So a hotel can't have doorknobs. Businesses can't have doorknobs.
Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:01 AM (zt+N6)

Come to think of it. ADA, perhaps?
All the motel/hotels I've been to recently have em.

And agreed, it should be the business owners' choice.
(In a free country, it would be)

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 05, 2016 02:06 AM (kKHcp)

392 Its still homeowner choice. But its not building owner choice. So a hotel can't have doorknobs. Businesses can't have doorknobs.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:01 AM (zt+N6)


Not for long.

Look into Obama's "Affirmative Affirming Fair Housing" and realize that the future our Progressive elites envision is that of Metropolis...

Posted by: That skank sexbot at February 05, 2016 02:06 AM (vBeA5)

393 383
Delete internal space -- it's there to keep the smartphone Morons from freaking out.

Posted by: cthulhu

-------------------



They have the 'cartridges' (easy to find) , but not the seat for the cartridge.



Look here:

http://tinyurl.com/z5857aw



See the rubber ring on the end? That seats against a removal , well,
seat. Ours have eroded. So, it's either resurface the seat, or replace.
I would prefer to replace. Actually, I just want to remove them, chuck
up in the lathe, and lightly surface. The problem is that I have to
machine a tool to get them out, as the do not use anything like a
standard seat tool.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:59 AM (n22zQ)

How 'bout machining a tool to surface the seats in place?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:07 AM (EzgxV)

394 Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:01 AM (zt+N6)

I'm actually OK with this too. When government mandates what you do I get twitchy, but neglecting to accommodate people with disabilities is a pretty dickhole move IMO.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 02:08 AM (NA5LM)

395 I like the Three Stooges wiring and plumbing. There was some skit where they were doing that. Afterwards, the guy comes in and turns on the light. Water comes out of the light fixture. He looks bugged eyed. Then he turns a water faucet on, and a lamp comes on.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 02:08 AM (dvuhZ)

396 Delete internal space -- it's there to keep the smartphone Morons from freaking out.
Posted by: cthulhu
----------------
Ahem.
I don't bitch about long links, sir...


And, FWIW, there are toilets available out there that require a 120v (dedicated?) outlet.
Toto, I think. I assume for a water heater and a pump for bidet-style fun. Maybe, just a heated seat?

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:08 AM (ENe42)

397 "Nobody wants to buy cookies from a boy in a dress."

-- Herrin, IL man declining to purchase from Girl Scout "Stormi"


Heh ....... *rolls eyes*

Know it, ... very well.

Unfortunately.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at February 05, 2016 02:08 AM (zYV5P)

398 How 'bout machining a tool to surface the seats in place?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:07 AM (EzgxV)


Thye used to sell little valve seat resurfacers (for plumbing valves) in either flat or conical style, with cutters on them like a reamer or a countersink. I own a couple. Problem is, now many valves have seats that are neither flat nor conical.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 02:10 AM (Z8fuk)

399 "I remember one laugh we all had when one of the plumber's flunkies had hooked up a toilet to the hot water line."

Can not even come close to remembering where I had read it, but someone who had been invited to the inner sanctum which was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's place in Manhattan realized, upon visiting the WC, that the toilet had been set up for a hot water flush.

Apparently a deliberate choice by the lady. So, some prefer it that way.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 02:11 AM (noWW6)

400 How 'bout machining a tool to surface the seats in place?
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------

That is my fall-back plan. I would much prefer having the 'stops' out to work on them. If I can't get them out, then I will try to cut them in place.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 02:11 AM (n22zQ)

401 Is that a result of the Americans With Disabilities Act? I do recall the first I ever saw the lever handles in Canada was in hospitals.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Bingo.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:11 AM (ENe42)

402 396
Delete internal space -- it's there to keep the smartphone Morons from freaking out.

Posted by: cthulhu

----------------

Ahem.

I don't bitch about long links, sir...





And, FWIW, there are toilets available out there that require a 120v (dedicated?) outlet.

Toto, I think. I assume for a water heater and a pump for bidet-style fun. Maybe, just a heated seat?

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:08 AM (ENe42)


You weren't the smartphone Moron I was referencing.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:12 AM (EzgxV)

403 Thye used to sell little valve seat resurfacers (for plumbing valves) in either flat or conical style, with cutters on them like a reamer or a countersink. I own a couple. Problem is, now many valves have seats that are neither flat nor conical.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------------

Yes, and I have those also, but the cutters are too small in dia.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 02:12 AM (n22zQ)

404 Toto, I think. I assume for a water heater and a pump for bidet-style fun. Maybe, just a heated seat?

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:08 AM (ENe42)


The automated Tampax puller draws some serious juice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 02:12 AM (Z8fuk)

405 An Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch at 8:38 EST Friday morning, to orbit a new GPS satellite. I won't be able to watch it, since I have to leave for work just before then.

Here is a nice article which also gives some historical background on GPS satellites:

https://tinyurl.com/hngvss6


You can watch the launch live here:

http://www.ulalaunch.com/

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2016 02:13 AM (sdi6R)

406 A hot water flush seems almost pointless. Water in the bowl is cold because its been sitting there. Water in the tank is cold because its been sitting there. Water in the pipes probably cold too. So you flush the toilet and maybe when the tank is half refilled you start getting the hot water.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:13 AM (zt+N6)

407 I'm actually OK with this too. When government mandates what you do I get twitchy, but neglecting to accommodate people with disabilities is a pretty dickhole move IMO.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 02:08 AM (NA5LM)


You can accommodate whomsoever you wish. You have no right and no moral backing to use government coercion to force others to do what they don't want. A business is going to lose customers over not having whatever handicapped accommodations? Then they lose the business. It's their choice, not yours. It's their property, not yours.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 02:13 AM (zc3Db)

408 I also don't bitch when a link blows the margins. I just throw on a "The Margins" sock and light a cigarette and tell them they did a good job and to go make me a sammich now.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:15 AM (zt+N6)

409 It's their choice, not yours. It's their property, not yours.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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* fist bump*
Something, something, Free People.
That includes the right to be a dick if you care to be.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 02:15 AM (n22zQ)

410 I am out. Good night little plumber buddies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 02:16 AM (n22zQ)

411 A hot water flush seems almost pointless. Water in the bowl is cold because its been sitting there. Water in the tank is cold because its been sitting there. Water in the pipes probably cold too. So you flush the toilet and maybe when the tank is half refilled you start getting the hot water.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:13 AM (zt+N6)


It might make sense in very humid climates, in that a toilet bowl filled with warmish water wouldn't "sweat".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 02:17 AM (Z8fuk)

412 You can accommodate whomsoever you wish. You have no right and no moral backing to use government coercion to force others to do what they don't want. A business is going to lose customers over not having whatever handicapped accommodations? Then they lose the business. It's their choice, not yours. It's their property, not yours.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
-----------------
Huh.
Never thought about it...

Posted by: Christian Cake Baker at February 05, 2016 02:17 AM (ENe42)

413 Hillary '100 percent confident' her email nightmare won't sink her campaign as she insists 'Republican office-holders' should be investigated too
==============

It appears she's got the fbi on board....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 05, 2016 02:18 AM (iQIUe)

414 Hooray, the toilet doesn't "sweat" but wasted energy

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:19 AM (zt+N6)

415 Well, sack time for me as well.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 02:19 AM (Z8fuk)

416 The have fancy circulation systems to keep the water in the pipes hot all the time, I learned about back them. You just run a loop on the hot side, back to the inlet side of the water heater. You put a little circulation pump that continuously flows water through the piping system. That keeps the main lines hot all the time. Now, little stubs off to the fixtures won't circulate, but it reduces the wait time for hot water greatly.

There is some tuning involved, IIRC.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 02:21 AM (dvuhZ)

417 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 02:13 AM (zc3Db)

I don't disagree with you on any of your points, just saying that if you're providing services to the public and you build a new structure for that purpose, I don't disagree with a requirement that it be accessible. I don't disagree with a requirement that the electrical system be inspected and up to code and the plumbing not shit waste all over the floor either. These are all kind of equivalent to me.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 02:21 AM (NA5LM)

418 Hooray, the toilet doesn't "sweat" but wasted energy

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:19 AM (zt+N6)


But that's a price that some people might be willing to pay, in order to avoid having to mop up a pool of condensate under the toilet bowl every day.


Not the choice I would make.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 02:22 AM (Z8fuk)

419 400
How 'bout machining a tool to surface the seats in place?

Posted by: cthulhu

---------------



That is my fall-back plan. I would much prefer having the 'stops'
out to work on them. If I can't get them out, then I will try to cut
them in place.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 02:11 AM (n22zQ)

I wouldn't be thinking "cut"; I'd be thinking "grind". Make a cylinder of plastic that barely fits down the hole, let's say it's 3/4". Then find a dremel fine grinding wheel that will grind on its face that's smaller -- say 1/2". Drill a guide for the dremel in your cylinder that's 1/8" off center. Now you've got a jig to do light grinding on a seat that'll always be 1/16" from your cylinder walls. Stuff it down, pull it up a bit, spin up the Dremel, touch down, do a couple of light loops, pull up, kill Dremel, and take a look.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:23 AM (EzgxV)

420 413 Hillary '100 percent confident' her email nightmare won't sink her campaign as she insists 'Republican office-holders' should be investigated too
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And, welcome to 2016.
Also known as The Age Of Moral Eqivalence.

When our elected officials (current or potential) use an argument my five year old knows better than to try, we've hit rock bottom.
"But she did it first!!!"

Posted by: Christian Cake Baker at February 05, 2016 02:25 AM (ENe42)

421 Damn Christian sock...

Posted by: Christian Cake Baker at February 05, 2016 02:25 AM (ENe42)

422 406
A hot water flush seems almost pointless. Water in the bowl is cold
because its been sitting there. Water in the tank is cold because its
been sitting there. Water in the pipes probably cold too. So you flush
the toilet and maybe when the tank is half refilled you start getting
the hot water.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:13 AM (zt+N6)


I used to think it'd be nifty to have a hot water flush. You'd wake up, do your business, flush, and wouldn't have to wait as long for the shower to warm up.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:26 AM (EzgxV)

423 That failed too??

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:26 AM (ENe42)

424 I'm still watching Grimm. I don't know why. I just like it. I blame Bush.

Speaking of Bush, I watched the season finale of The Expanse. I liked it. This series could go somewhere interesting. Or not. Find out next season. (they had a wee little bit of BDS tonight. Didn't really distract from the story. Maybe I'm just immune to infantile political crap.) Still, this show could be alright. Or it could be a bloated "insists upon itself" BSG (the recent one, not the late 70s version).

I'm going too watch that The Magicians show next. I haven't decided if I like it or I just want to watch pretty girls?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 05, 2016 02:26 AM (8hLyo)

425 The have fancy circulation systems to keep the water in the pipes hot all the time, I learned about back them. You just run a loop on the hot side, back to the inlet side of the water heater. You put a little circulation pump that continuously flows water through the piping system. That keeps the main lines hot all the time. Now, little stubs off to the fixtures won't circulate, but it reduces the wait time for hot water greatly.

There is some tuning involved, IIRC.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 02:21 AM (dvuhZ)


They had that in the wellsite trailer that I used for several years. Those trailers are bad for long waits for warm water. Also, a lot of water is wasted, which comes from a supply tank in the trailer, which costs $$$ to fill. They used a little Grundfos pump, commonly used as a circulating pump in hot-water heating systems. It worked great. And in a cold climate, the heat "lost" from the system goes to heat the interior of the trailer, so it's not actually wasted.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 02:28 AM (Z8fuk)

426
423
That failed too??

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:26 AM (ENe42)


Wha?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:29 AM (EzgxV)

427 Sock correction fail.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:32 AM (ENe42)

428 "Then find a dremel fine grinding wheel that will grind on its face that's smaller -- say 1/2"."

After I find the grinding wheel, I have to find the Dremel.

There's some utterly ridiculous number of Dremels around here and a grand total of _one_ of them is properly serviceable.

I keep having speed switches and whatnot die, and putting the repair job on the list, and then finding/buying/being gifted a new or newish one, and the repair of the previous units gets thereafter deferred by new crises.

One day I'll have a big Dremel party and fix every last one of the damn things. I'll show them! I'll show them all! They laughed when I sat down at the piano!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 02:33 AM (noWW6)

429
428
"Then find a dremel fine grinding wheel that will grind on its face that's smaller -- say 1/2"."

After I find the grinding wheel, I have to find the Dremel.

There's some utterly ridiculous number of Dremels around here and a grand total of _one_ of them is properly serviceable.

I
keep having speed switches and whatnot die, and putting the repair job
on the list, and then finding/buying/being gifted a new or newish one,
and the repair of the previous units gets thereafter deferred by new
crises.

One day I'll have a big Dremel party and fix every last
one of the damn things. I'll show them! I'll show them all! They laughed
when I sat down at the piano!



Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 02:33 AM (noWW6)


If I were doing this, I'd probably use a Craftsman spiral saw widget, 'cause I've seen it most recently. It really doesn't matter much -- you want anything with a collet. Harbor Freight has one for $10.

The thing about creating tooling from plastic is because the original boundary conditions were that he had four of them to do. Plastic's probably good for six-ten, max.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

430 >>>Speaking of Bush, I watched the season finale of The
Expanse. I liked it. This series could go somewhere interesting. Or
not. Find out next season. (they had a wee little bit of BDS tonight.
Didn't really distract from the story. Maybe I'm just immune to
infantile political crap.) Still, this show could be alright. Or it
could be a bloated "insists upon itself" BSG (the recent one, not the
late 70s version).

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 05, 2016 02:26 AM (8hLyo)<<<

Should have been evil Haliburton Shipyards. Those fuckers don't think I'll be controlling things from the shadows 200+ years from now? I'll show them.

Posted by: Dick Cheney's head in a jar at February 05, 2016 02:40 AM (H9MG5)

431 Speaking of Bush, I watched the season finale of The
Expanse. I liked it. This series could go somewhere interesting. Or
not. Find out next season. (they had a wee little bit of BDS tonight.
Didn't really distract from the story. Maybe I'm just immune to
infantile political crap.) Still, this show could be alright. Or it
could be a bloated "insists upon itself" BSG (the recent one, not the
late 70s version).

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 05, 2016 02:26 AM (8hLyo)


I wasn't really captivated by the first episode. If it got better after that, I might take a second look.

"Colony" has been interesting so far.

Posted by: The Science Fictional Hat at February 05, 2016 02:43 AM (vBeA5)

432 I've got a little air powered "die grinder". It's about like a Dremel, but air powered. I love that thing.

Also have an air powered "cut-off tool". It's basically a bigger version of the die grinder, but exclusively takes little 3" cut-off wheels.

Once a buddy of mine had locked himself out of a trailer. It was one of those box trailers you pull behind a pickup. You can stand up inside and he used it for his work. He had a big padlock on the door and lost the keys.

He asked me if I thought I could cut that lock off. I said come on over with it. He thought I was going to use a torch. I just took that little cut-off tool and ripped through that hardened steel padlock shaft in less than a minute.

He was impressed. We began to wonder why thieves don't make use of stuff like that. Well, a compressor with enough flow to run one is a bulky and noisy thing. How about battery powered electric tools?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 02:43 AM (dvuhZ)

433 Chi-Still here? I sent you and e-mail. Did you get it?
If not ,I did something wrong.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 02:48 AM (w4NZ8)

434 431: It got better. A little convoluted at first but they tied everything together in the last couple of episodes. I started liking it which is usually a death sentence for TV programs. They did get a second season.

I haven't watched Colony. The commercials didn't really draw me in. Maybe I'll check it out. On Demand probably.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 05, 2016 02:50 AM (8hLyo)

435 433 Chi-Still here? I sent you and e-mail. Did you get it?
If not ,I did something wrong.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
----------------
Yes!
I asked about you earlier, just for that reason...
I was 99% sure that was you, but was looking for confirmation before I replied (don't need cthulhu-type problems).

I feel safe responding now, though. Thanks.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:51 AM (ENe42)

436 432
I've got a little air powered "die grinder". It's about like a Dremel, but air powered. I love that thing.


Also have an air powered "cut-off tool". It's basically a bigger
version of the die grinder, but exclusively takes little 3" cut-off
wheels.

Once a buddy of mine had locked himself out of a
trailer. It was one of those box trailers you pull behind a pickup. You
can stand up inside and he used it for his work. He had a big padlock on
the door and lost the keys.

He asked me if I thought I could
cut that lock off. I said come on over with it. He thought I was going
to use a torch. I just took that little cut-off tool and ripped through
that hardened steel padlock shaft in less than a minute.

He was
impressed. We began to wonder why thieves don't make use of stuff like
that. Well, a compressor with enough flow to run one is a bulky and
noisy thing. How about battery powered electric tools?


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 02:43 AM (dvuhZ)


One thing to note is that compressors are only noisy when they're running.....not when they have pressure. If you could have cut that shackle before your tank ran out, it'd be much quieter.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

437 France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gtqqsj5

Posted by: The Shopping Hat at February 05, 2016 02:58 AM (vBeA5)

438 Speaking of loose ends, Chi....how goes with the shelter pup? Is he still behaving?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

439 How about battery powered electric tools?
Posted by: publius
---------------
I'm sure you know that almost everyone make 4 1/2" angle grinders in 18v now. Put a HF cutting wheel on them, and they will work.
But the ones I've used eat batteries like crazy. (DeWalt, Ryobi, Milwaukee )

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:59 AM (ENe42)

440 The thing to remember about Shakespeare is that he was not writing for the benefit of college professors and English majors. His plays were low-brow entertainment for the common people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 12:51 AM (Z8fuk)


Same for Mozart's operas. Now Mozart is considered 'high-brow'. But the audience for whom Mozart wrote at the time was not the patrons in the orchestra seats but the great unwashed masses upstairs in the standing room only section.

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 03:00 AM (Ix+HS)

441 So, I guess I ca to complain here. Lots of other people are asleep. The heater stopped working. The ancient oil tank which was below ground has to be removed and a above ground one put it. It will be a massive expense, even more so if there was a hole in the tank and lots of fuel leaked out. The initial guy who can to see why the heater wasn't working said cheerfully-"There was a bad spill on _____ road. The guy had to have his house on stilts for a year. Of course, that was worst case scenario/" Great!

Fortunately, the installed a temporary tank and it hasn't been too cold, but that's a big expense too.

I am going to buy a lottery ticket. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:01 AM (w4NZ8)

442 437
France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets
from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to
donate it to charities and food banks



http://preview.tinyurl.com/gtqqsj5

Posted by: The Shopping Hat at February 05, 2016 02:58 AM (vBeA5)


If it absolves them of any liability for food poisoning.....

BWA-HA-HA-HA-Ha-Ha-Ha-ha-ha-ha-hahaha!!!!!! AS IF!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

443 "France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets

from throwing away or destroying unsold food"

What if the unsold food gets recycled into prepared dishes in the deli section, where it is sold for profit instead?

#DeepPhilosophicalQuestions

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 03:08 AM (noWW6)

444 Polli, J B weld is all you need. Get it at the hardware or auto parts store.


Posted by: jack at February 05, 2016 03:09 AM (2IvyM)

445 441
So, I guess I ca to complain here. Lots of other people are asleep. The
heater stopped working. The ancient oil tank which was below ground
has to be removed and a above ground one put it. It will be a massive
expense, even more so if there was a hole in the tank and lots of fuel
leaked out. The initial guy who can to see why the heater wasn't working
said cheerfully-"There was a bad spill on _____ road. The guy had to
have his house on stilts for a year. Of course, that was worst case
scenario/" Great!



Fortunately, the installed a temporary tank and it hasn't been too cold, but that's a big expense too.



I am going to buy a lottery ticket. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:01 AM (w4NZ



Things could be worse -- sometimes trying to repair old stuff goes horribly wrong -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzabmVIU6EQ

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 03:11 AM (EzgxV)

446 I have had to deal with the lost padlock key situation a couple of times.

A little $40 Dremel with a cutoff wheel will go through a shackle. Best with the fiber reinforced wheels. I haven't run one off an inverter on a DC battery pack, but I don't see any reason why it would not work. Takes a little while. Slow but sure.

However, I have seen a pair of long-throw bolt cutters bite a shackle open in one nip. That's hardened, professional grade, badass shackle. Takes some upper body muscle, but that plus Archimedes gets the job done pronto.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 03:13 AM (noWW6)

447 438 Speaking of loose ends, Chi....how goes with the shelter pup? Is he still behaving?
Posted by: cthulhu
--------------
Well, Last 24 hrs has tested my patience.
A couple very simple rules have been ignored - which signals to me a total lack of respect. Maybe just taking advantage?

I think tomorrow morn he gets the "don't take my kindness for weakness" speach. I'll go from there...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 03:14 AM (ENe42)

448 Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet was a good example of that, though the best was Ian McKellen's version of Richard III set in a fascist England with a "King Edward" married to an American wife...

Posted by: The Shakespearian Hat at February 05, 2016 01:12 AM (vBeA5)


I thought Branagh's movie version of Henry V was excellent. One of the best Shakespeare movies ever made, if not the best. The Battle of Agincourt was absolutely beautiful in its muddy bloodiness.

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 03:16 AM (Ix+HS)

449 Mark Steyn makes me laugh

The only personable Clinton stood behind Hillary looking like an emaciated wraith of the Slick Willie of yore. Decades of interns appear to have literally sucked all the life out of him, leaving only (one presumes from friend Epstein's Lolita Express flight records) his distinguishing characteristics with any flicker of vitality. Judging from her brief but disastrous intervention in New Hampshire the other week, young Chelsea appears to have inherited her mother's warmth and personal touch. That left Hillary barking across the midnight hour like a malign Speak-Your-Weight Machine with a jammed quarter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:16 AM (w4NZ8)

450 447
438 Speaking of loose ends, Chi....how goes with the shelter pup? Is he still behaving?

Posted by: cthulhu

--------------

Well, Last 24 hrs has tested my patience.

A couple very simple rules have been ignored - which signals to me a total lack of respect. Maybe just taking advantage?



I think tomorrow morn he gets the "don't take my kindness for weakness" speach. I'll go from there...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 03:14 AM (ENe42)


Good luck!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 03:18 AM (EzgxV)

451 Yup.

You might check to see if there is an actual plumber's supply
business. That's where the real plumbers go to buy their stuff, and the
guys at the counter will take one look at what you've got, and delve
into the stock to find a replacement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's lawn at February 05, 2016 01:22 AM (n22zQ)

I worked in high school at a plumbing supply business. We loved the plumbers because they called ahead with a list, knew what they wanted, and we'd have it ready to go when they got there. Retail customers, on the other hand . . . invariably, you would have a woman walking in with a faucet she had pulled out of her sink, hardware dangling, at 10 minutes until closing time needing a washer and having no idea what to do.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 05, 2016 03:18 AM (5f5bM)

452 448
Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet was a good example of that,
though the best was Ian McKellen's version of Richard III set in a
fascist England with a "King Edward" married to an American wife...



Posted by: The Shakespearian Hat at February 05, 2016 01:12 AM (vBeA5)



I thought Branagh's movie version of Henry V was excellent.
One of the best Shakespeare movies ever made, if not the best. The
Battle of Agincourt was absolutely beautiful in its muddy bloodiness.

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 03:16 AM (Ix+HS)

Patrick Stewart as Macbeth, also set in 1930s Scotland which became, under his and Lady M's rule, fascist, was also riveting.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 05, 2016 03:21 AM (5f5bM)

453 The CFM requirements of those little things I have are pretty high. The compressor comes on almost instantly when I fire 'em up. They fly -- RPM is ridiculous, making a loud whine, and then there's the sound of the exhaust air on top of that.

Now, I discovered that a portable air tank is more than enough to run an impact wrench to take a the lug nuts off a flat tire out in the field. Usually. If one is stuck, and you let it hammer, you'll run it down quickly. In that case, it's time for for the pull handle and cheater bar and muscle power to break it loose.

I've never got into the "big" battery powered stuff, drills and drivers. I always figured the energy requirements were such that you'd need a hell of a battery energy density. Maybe they've achieved that.

But I like to see how long one of those 18v 4" grinders would last with me for a typical grinding job.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 03:24 AM (dvuhZ)

454 Fenelon,
Around here, they used to fill old underground tanks with a slurry instead of removing them.
If permissible, that may save you some money, so ask about it.

And ask about converting your boiler over to natural gas. That could save mucho dinero over time, considering the fluctuations in fuel oil costs. Not to mention the convenience.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 03:24 AM (ENe42)

455 Night all.

Here is Doro and Lemmy with "Love Me Forever":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3KnCqU_BM4

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 05, 2016 03:28 AM (vBeA5)

456 448
Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet was a good example of that,
though the best was Ian McKellen's version of Richard III set in a
fascist England with a "King Edward" married to an American wife...



Posted by: The Shakespearian Hat at February 05, 2016 01:12 AM (vBeA5)



I thought Branagh's movie version of Henry V was excellent.
One of the best Shakespeare movies ever made, if not the best. The
Battle of Agincourt was absolutely beautiful in its muddy bloodiness.

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 03:16 AM (Ix+HS)


I thought Branagh's St. Crispin's speech was perfectly done -- it's not presented from a stage; it's not formally orated; it's nearly conversational, though clearly meant to be heard far and wide -- and spoken when the result of the battle was clearly in doubt. It doesn't say, "we'll hold our lily-white skins as evidence we stayed safe" -- it digs into "Then he will strip his sleeve and show his scars, / And say, 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'"

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 03:29 AM (EzgxV)

457 I don't know how long I'll still with The Magicians. As lovely as the women are, they are whiny college age brats. Emo boy needs to die. No Esme Bianco tonight. That makes me a sad panda. She's not a regular I guess.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 05, 2016 03:30 AM (8hLyo)

458 Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 03:24 AM (ENe42)

What is a slurry? Sounds like an ice cream shake you get at the Dairy Queen. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:32 AM (w4NZ8)

459 That is a great movie of Shakespeare V with Branaugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:33 AM (w4NZ8)

460 What is a slurry? Sounds like an ice cream shake you get at the Dairy Queen. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Think of it as a thin concrete mix - about the viscosity of a DQ shake, in fact!
Basically, they pump out the old fuel, then fill your old tank with concrete, so no more leaks.
I don't envy you, because whatever you end up doing will be pricey and headache-inducing, im sure.Good Luck.

I will reply to your email tomorrow (with a clearer head, and the respect it deserves), but the basic answer is "yes. Of course."
But I am curious of where that came from - seemed a bit Out Of The Blue...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 03:40 AM (ENe42)

461 458
Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 03:24 AM (ENe42)



What is a slurry? Sounds like an ice cream shake you get at the Dairy Queen. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:32 AM (w4NZ


Actually, that's pretty close. A slurry is like a mud with occasional bigger chunks.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 03:40 AM (EzgxV)

462 I would also like to see Patrick Stewart in Macbeth,
Ian McKellan is a great actor. I just don't want to see anything he's in anymore (although I watched him in "The Hobbit" the others night) because of his stupidly saying that if he goes into hotel rooms he rips out pages related to homosexuality being a sin. I'm not too fond of people who destroy books because something offends them, thus ruining the Bible for other people. He also just said "I would like to see the Oscars nominate an openly gay man.'. I wouldn't; What difference does that make i don't care about the Oscars., but I think you should just nominate whoever gave the best performance and not make it an award based on what special group someone belongs to.. You can't turn around in theatre without their being gay people. Big Deal. Just give the darn award to the best actor or actress.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:40 AM (w4NZ8)

463 I think the tank is aLready leaking and they're (The Oil Company) pressuring me to get rid of it right away

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:42 AM (w4NZ8)

464
Decades of interns appear to have literally sucked all the life out of him, leaving only (one presumes from friend Epstein's Lolita Express flight records) his distinguishing characteristics with any flicker of vitality.

"A pervy diet high in gingers" will be listed on his death certificate as a contributing cause to his demise.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 03:44 AM (BK3ZS)

465
I saw an Exxxxxxxxxxxxxon/Mobil ad somewhere on line touting "digital" oil or some such nonsense. Paid for with Bitcoins only, I presume.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 03:50 AM (BK3ZS)

466 463
I think the tank is aLready leaking and they're (The Oil Company) pressuring me to get rid of it right away

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:42 AM (w4NZ


Remember that oil floats on water -- so if you pump a water-based concrete-like goop into the tank, it should stop leaking oil.
And, of course, if someone is saying to do something right now, right away, in the next 10 minutes -- they're normally trying to squeeze you into doing something against your interests.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 03:50 AM (EzgxV)

467
The Oscars are not about who's sticking what into whom...

...or are they?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 03:53 AM (BK3ZS)

468 I thought Branagh's St. Crispin's speech was perfectly done -- it's not presented from a stage; it's not formally orated; it's nearly conversational, though clearly meant to be heard far and wide -- and spoken when the result of the battle was clearly in doubt. It doesn't say, "we'll hold our lily-white skins as evidence we stayed safe" -- it digs into "Then he will strip his sleeve and show his scars, / And say, 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'"

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 03:29 AM (EzgxV)


I also loved the dialogue when Henry V (Branagh) was talking about the part of France, Normandy, that England owned (paraphrasing here): "I love France so much, I'm not willing to part with a single village of it!"

Yes, that St. Crispin's Day speech in Branagh's Henry V was pitch perfect.

Shakespeare is lost on today's youth. Is there an app for that?

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 03:53 AM (Ix+HS)

469 "Decades of interns appear to have literally sucked all the life out of him"

It's not the sexing. That doesn't wear a man down as you are seeing.

Bill's got the slims.

I suspect from the available evidence that Al Sharpton does too, but Bill has had a heart bypass and pumphead stacked on top of the steady diet of antiretrovirals. Plus the vegan diet decreed by the Crown Princess. No doubt now that Sharpton will outlive him.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 03:56 AM (noWW6)

470 It's possibly something related to the EPA. They called up my husband and said, "Your oil tank is now condemned."

I'll have to see about slurries. I have never heard of that before in NJ. Maybe they don't do it here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:56 AM (w4NZ8)

471 Bill's got the slims.

I suspect from the available evidence that Al Sharpton does too, but Bill has had a heart bypass and pumphead stacked on top of the steady diet of antiretrovirals. Plus the vegan diet decreed by the Crown Princess. No doubt now that Sharpton will outlive him.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 03:56 AM (noWW6)


So Hillz wins/steals the Dem nod from Uncle Bernie the Commie. Bill 'unexpectedly' dies before the election. Hilldawg gets the sympathy vote and wins the election.

Stranger things have happened before with the Clinton Crime Family.

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 03:59 AM (Ix+HS)

472 I'm honestly a bit surprised by how few seem to have read any russian lit. Dostoyevsky and Solzhenitsyn were both assigned reading for me in high school and were actually some of the most memorable authors. I thought Solzhenitsyn was especially compelling. Reading about a real life dystopia rather than the glut of imaginary sci-fi ones (all of which inevitably came with lots of opinions from leftist teachers and students about how we were heading in such a direction) was refreshing.

Posted by: Sjg at February 05, 2016 04:00 AM (gDSJf)

473 463 I think the tank is aLready leaking and they're (The Oil Company) pressuring me to get rid of it right away
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
--------------
Of course they are!
My advice, worth every penny you paid for it:
Ask everyone in your circle of friends, family and congregation for a trustworthy HVAC guy/company. Get a second opinion. And maybe a third.

Maybe your tank isn't leaking, and you simply need a filter replacement? Maybe oil prices are so low, that your delivery company needs to find some income to make up the difference? Maybe a simple $200 tune-up is all you need?

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 04:01 AM (ENe42)

474
437
France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks


Didn't New York or New York City recently enact some rules that forbade supermarkets from making such donations?

We had a Scout whose Eagle project involved preparing a stream of meals for a local food bank, from which he obtained dozens of boxes of donated spaghetti, with multiple brands thereof. Nearly every one of them was infested with small flies of some sort. He conducted an ad hoc funding drive among his volunteers and wound up purchasing spaghetti.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 04:02 AM (BK3ZS)

475 470
It's possibly something related to the EPA. They called up my husband and said, "Your oil tank is now condemned."



I'll have to see about slurries. I have never heard of that before in NJ. Maybe they don't do it here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 03:56 AM (w4NZ


Alarm bells should be ringing -- actual Federal agencies send letters, mostly automated, often full of misinformation.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 04:02 AM (EzgxV)

476 I'm honestly a bit surprised by how few seem to have read any russian lit. Dostoyevsky and Solzhenitsyn were both assigned reading for me in high school and were actually some of the most memorable authors. I thought Solzhenitsyn was especially compelling. Reading about a real life dystopia rather than the glut of imaginary sci-fi ones (all of which inevitably came with lots of opinions from leftist teachers and students about how we were heading in such a direction) was refreshing.
Posted by: Sjg at February 05, 2016 04:00 AM (gDSJf)


The lit like Karenina was crap.

Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archepelico" ought to be mandatory reading

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 05, 2016 04:03 AM (vBeA5)

477 I think I read almost all the Books on the books list except for Harry Potter and Catch 22. I know people were crazy about Harry Potter and our son was reading them at the time, but I just read the first two and thought "Meh". I'd rather re-read Narnia . I think C.S. Lewis was a better writer than Rowling is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 04:03 AM (w4NZ8)

478 Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 04:01 AM (ENe42)

I wouldn't be surprised if it were leaking. It was here when we got here in the 60s but I will ask around.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 04:05 AM (w4NZ8)

479 I know many of an underground oil (or gasoline or diesel) tank that has been the equivalent of "lost in a tragic boating accident". The trouble is if the damn govt. knows that it exists. I forget all the details about how it worked locally, but there were records of tanks that oil companies installed that went back so far.

If the tanks are "registered" you're good to forget about them. All the local oil companies had to stop filling up underground tanks that weren't in the system or something. Again, I forget the details. But I know a few people who just continued to use them, filling them themselves, via 55-gallon drums and such.

Of course, this is out in the country. This day I time, I would trust no one.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 04:07 AM (dvuhZ)

480 Alarm bells should be ringing --

Yes, they are. That's why I haven't done anything yet. They wanted me to call them back Thursday evening before six.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 04:07 AM (w4NZ8)

481 476
I'm honestly a bit surprised by how few seem to have read any russian
lit. Dostoyevsky and Solzhenitsyn were both assigned reading for me in
high school and were actually some of the most memorable authors. I
thought Solzhenitsyn was especially compelling. Reading about a real
life dystopia rather than the glut of imaginary sci-fi ones (all of
which inevitably came with lots of opinions from leftist teachers and
students about how we were heading in such a direction) was refreshing.

Posted by: Sjg at February 05, 2016 04:00 AM (gDSJf)



The lit like Karenina was crap.



Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archepelico" ought to be mandatory reading

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 05, 2016 04:03 AM (vBeA5)


Where it was meant to be witty and sarcastic and glib, I couldn't help but remember the millions dead; when it meant to to memorialize the millions dead, it was unreadably depressing. I understand that Russian literature is important, it's just that I lack the masochism to actually read it.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 04:10 AM (EzgxV)

482 Fen,
When you say "THEY called my husband," I assume you mean the oil delivery service, not the EPA, right?

EPA doesn't make a courtesy call.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 04:11 AM (ENe42)

483 I'm honestly a bit surprised by how few seem to have read any russian lit. Dostoyevsky and Solzhenitsyn were both assigned reading for me in high school and were actually some of the most memorable authors. I thought Solzhenitsyn was especially compelling. Reading about a real life dystopia rather than the glut of imaginary sci-fi ones (all of which inevitably came with lots of opinions from leftist teachers and students about how we were heading in such a direction) was refreshing.

Posted by: Sjg at February 05, 2016 04:00 AM (gDSJf)


I never read any of the Russian 'classic' writers. Now, to me, Solzhenitsyn is completely different. I've read Gulag through VI and remember eagerly awaiting -- and buying -- each one as it came out. I also went back and read his other works, 'Cancer Ward' being a favorite, though I'm still amazed he got 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' published with Party approval under Khrushchev. What he had to go through to get his works into print is stunning. Solzhenitsyn is truly one of the great writers of the 20th Century. It is easy to understand why our socialist teachers see no need to have their charges suffer reading him.

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 04:13 AM (Ix+HS)

484 I don't disagree with you on any of your points, just saying that if you're providing services to the public and you build a new structure for that purpose, I don't disagree with a requirement that it be accessible. I don't disagree with a requirement that the electrical system be inspected and up to code and the plumbing not shit waste all over the floor either. These are all kind of equivalent to me.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 02:21 AM (NA5LM)


Plumbing codes and forcing whatever handicapped access some government or moral grandstander thinks up are NOT equivalent things, not in any way, shape or form. Not even "kind of" equivalent. And having businesses being driven out because one handicapped person complains and demands that the business spend money JUST IN CASE that handicapped person decides to browse the store for a minute is INSANE. You have no right to demand that a business build a ramp or anything else of the sort.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 04:13 AM (zc3Db)

485 It was the Oil Company, not the EPA. I know the EPA wouldn't call, although I have to laugh, For every day for about four days I;d get these message on the landline of someone with an Indian accent saying "You may be in trouble with the Treasury. Calll right away to avoid penalties." Sure I'll get on that right now." The same day I got a text message from my Bank, Saying You need to contact us right away" with what looked like a foreign number. I didn't call I called the bank and reported it. It was not my bank.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 04:16 AM (w4NZ8)

486 That should be Gulag IV.

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 04:17 AM (Ix+HS)

487 I have read

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, 1984, The Lord Of The Rings, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, To Kill A Mockingbird, David Copperfield, Crime And Punishment, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, The Great Gatsby, Catch 22, The Catcher In The Rye

The concentration on Dickens was all high school required reading (The Sale of Two Titties was in there, too), along with something that I am pretty sure is verboten on such reading lists thee days -- the Book of Job (KJV). Anna Karenina I have on Kindle but haven't finished; for War and Peace I may have read an abridged version.

What, no Proust (which I haven't read)?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 04:17 AM (BK3ZS)

488 A little $40 Dremel with a cutoff wheel will go through a shackle. Best with the fiber reinforced wheels. I haven't run one off an inverter on a DC battery pack, but I don't see any reason why it would not work.


Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 03:13 AM (noWW6)


I do it all the time. I use my car inflater/battery backup with my dremel - for work in the yard away from outlets or just for convenience. No problems, at all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 04:18 AM (zc3Db)

489 IIRC, it has something to do with size. A tank over a certain size is "regulated", those under it are not. The oil companies locally refused to fill underground tanks over that size. And you've got federal, state, and local laws to deal with in the mix as well.

Find out what the laws are where you are. You might be able to get someone to put you in a new aboveground tank if you got room for it.

Hell, back in the 90s, my father and I did that for a great-uncle of mine who lived in town. His underground oil tank was leaking. We found a 500 gal tank somewhere, used but in good shape, which the owner just gave away to get rid of it, and we set it up in his backyard, ran new lines and all that. Then the next year, he replaced the furnace with a gas one.

Made me mad, doing all that work for him for nothing and he didn't use it for any time.

Now, how many local regs were broken in that process, I don't know. But the oil company filled it up. It was his tank, above ground, and they had no liability, IIRC.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 04:18 AM (dvuhZ)

490
It was the Oil Company, not the EPA. I know the EPA wouldn't call

The EPA would leave a Cleveland steamer on your front stoop, based on reports about their Denver office.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 04:24 AM (BK3ZS)

491 Haven't read maybe 5, not sure 50 shades is worth my effort.
I'd go as far as saying at least not starting to watch the Super Bowl is immortal
Glad it's Friday, good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 05, 2016 04:24 AM (HWcaz)

492 "Solzhenitsyn's 'Gulag Archepelico' ought to be mandatory reading"

Yes. But _One Day_ fits in to a high school curriculum more easily.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 04:25 AM (noWW6)

493 I never read any of the Russian 'classic' writers. Now, to me, Solzhenitsyn is completely different. I've read Gulag through VI and remember eagerly awaiting -- and buying -- each one as it came out. I also went back and read his other works, 'Cancer Ward' being a favorite, though I'm still amazed he got 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' published with Party approval under Khrushchev. What he had to go through to get his works into print is stunning. Solzhenitsyn is truly one of the great writers of the 20th Century. It is easy to understand why our socialist teachers see no need to have their charges suffer reading him.
Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 04:13 AM (Ix+HS)


Yep 'Cancer Ward' is an under-appreciated Solzhenitsyn work that ought be to be read more widely. And 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' is actually a quick and fairly easy read. I read it all in one evening in college and then walked a mile to a local KFC at midnight because the book made me so damn hungry.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 05, 2016 04:26 AM (wqVD1)

494 Now, how many local regs were broken in that process, I don't know. But the oil company filled it up. It was his tank, above ground, and they had no liability, IIRC.
Posted by: publius
--------------
Of course they filled it. They wanted the paycheck.

You know how many old oil tanks I picked up for free when people converted to gas? Usually full of #2, which was about $3 at the time.
Years ago, I had an old diesel F250 with dual tanks. Rear tank was dedicated for old crappy #2 with the occasional dirty motor oil mixed in. I bet I went over a year without ever stopping g at the gas station.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 04:28 AM (ENe42)

495
For every day for about four days I'd get these message on the landline of someone with an Indian accent saying "You may be in trouble with the Treasury. Calll right away to avoid penalties."

My wife took one of those calls live and then played them for about twenty minutes: "You say you're from the IRS? Prove it. This sounds like a complete scam to me."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 04:28 AM (BK3ZS)

496 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 04:28 AM (BK3ZS)

Good for her; :^) I thought of calling back but then didn't have the energy to do that.

Good night; Good morning everyone. Thanks for the support and advice. I need to get off of here for a while ,so that I can avoid being on the "Wall of Shame" frequent Poster list and I'm rapidly heading in that direction.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 04:32 AM (w4NZ8)

497 Chi, the state DOT here had a habit of checking diesel trucks. They would stop trucks on the road, and draw a sample of diesel right of the tank with a little siphon rig. If that fuel wasn't green, meaning on-road taxes were paid, your ass was grass right then and there.

If they stopped diesel passenger vehicles and pickups, I don't know. But anyway, the fuel color Gestapo were on the prowl.

They stopped us once. The truck was gas, of course. He said it sounded like a diesel to him. (It didn't).

Anyway, the fines for that were astronomical. They had figured, and they were right, that a lot of people were sneaking off-road diesel and other #2 in their on-road trucks.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 04:34 AM (dvuhZ)

498 495


For every day for about four days I'd get these message on the
landline of someone with an Indian accent saying "You may be in trouble
with the Treasury. Calll right away to avoid penalties."



My wife took one of those calls live and then played them for about
twenty minutes: "You say you're from the IRS? Prove it. This sounds like
a complete scam to me."



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 04:28 AM (BK3ZS)
495


For every day for about four days I'd get these message on the
landline of someone with an Indian accent saying "You may be in trouble
with the Treasury. Calll right away to avoid penalties."



My wife took one of those calls live and then played them for about
twenty minutes: "You say you're from the IRS? Prove it. This sounds like
a complete scam to me."



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 04:28 AM (BK3ZS)


We've gone to just whitelisting our incoming calls. We get, on average, 3-4 phone calls per day that are total bullshit. We get, on average, one call every 3-4 days that is remotely desired. And for this, we pay to have phone service.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 04:36 AM (EzgxV)

499 That's me. If I don't recognize the caller ID as someone I know, it doesn't get answered.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 04:39 AM (dvuhZ)

500 Of late, most of the phone calls are "RNC" this and that. I haven't
given the GOP at any level one dime since 2012 and the ORCA fraud. I
realized all the donations were just feathering the nests of the
consultant class. It's nothing but a racket for them.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 04:42 AM (dvuhZ)

501
We've gone to just whitelisting our incoming calls. We get, on average, 3-4 phone calls per day that are total bullshit. We get, on average, one call every 3-4 days that is remotely desired. And for this, we pay to have phone service.

I almost never answer the landline, a behavior which dates back to when we had kids living at home (who am I, your answering service?). The telephone is more an instrument of harassment than a communications medium these days with the putative "do not call" lists getting little more than lip service.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 05, 2016 04:43 AM (BK3ZS)

502 Publius,
When I had that truck, I was a member of an "oilburners" forum that was exclusive to diesel guys (and gals). A lot of us International Morons.*

Apparently it's a big thing out in horse country to pull over anyone pulling a trailer, and they have test strips now. Dip in a long piece of paper, instant reading. Seizure of truck on the spot.
Fines were enough to shut down a small family farm. If not, the lawyer fees would. Ridiculous is the best word I can come up with, but doesn't cut it.

*I was a proud member of a club named BOOBs Brotherhood Of Oil Burners. Still have the t-shirts.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 04:43 AM (ENe42)

503 And for this, we pay to have phone service.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 04:36 AM (EzgxV)


A premium phone service. A home phone ain't cheap, and I have just the basic local service and use calling cards for the occasional long distance call. The reasons I have Verizon are I get internet through the phone company and I do not own one of those new-fangled cell phone thingies (proud member of Luddite Local # 832).

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 04:45 AM (Ix+HS)

504 499
That's me. If I don't recognize the caller ID as someone I know, it doesn't get answered.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 04:39 AM (dvuhZ)


And, as a side note, how does that bode for the accuracy of phone polls? Every time I see "three out of four respondents say X over Y", the most important word I see is "respondents". How many of the "fuck-off, but first you can blow me" crowd favor Y over X?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 04:45 AM (EzgxV)

505 We've gone to just whitelisting our incoming calls. We get, on average, 3-4 phone calls per day that are total bullshit. We get, on average, one call every 3-4 days that is remotely desired. And for this, we pay to have phone service.
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------
So that explains why you never take my calls...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 04:47 AM (ENe42)

506 505
We've gone to just whitelisting our incoming calls. We get, on average,
3-4 phone calls per day that are total bullshit. We get, on average, one
call every 3-4 days that is remotely desired. And for this, we pay to
have phone service.

Posted by: cthulhu

---------------

So that explains why you never take my calls...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 04:47 AM (ENe42)


You're on the whitelist for the cell -- I'm not sure you even know the landline.

Incidentally -- up until recently, landlines were much more likely to remain functional after a major earthquake [I'm not certain this is true any more].

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 04:52 AM (EzgxV)

507 If the cohort of "first you can blow me" types that vote are different from the same types in the general population sample, then it would skew things, wouldn't it?

That is, if the selected sample to match the turnout model who do answer the phone is different from those voters who don't answer the phone, then they've got problems.

If answer or don't answer is independent of political choices, then it's okay.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 05, 2016 04:53 AM (dvuhZ)

508 Since we're getting all mechanical tonight, I've got a bulk feed garbage disposal. The interlock cap/plug is stripped and needs to be replaced. The Internet has failed me, any ideas.

I've already taken it a part and rebuilt it with a longer screw and loxkqaser, but the square end of the handle is now round and it won't supply the torque to activate the switch.
.

Posted by: Jean at February 05, 2016 04:55 AM (cXiMR)

509 You know damn well that I don't call you. That would only mean that I'm in deep shit.
I'll answer your call any time of day or night, of course.

BTW, I haven't had a landline since before I moved to Richmond. That would make it early to mid-90s I think?

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 04:58 AM (ENe42)

510 508
Since we're getting all mechanical tonight, I've got a bulk feed garbage
disposal. The interlock cap/plug is stripped and needs to be replaced.
The Internet has failed me, any ideas.



I've already taken it a part and rebuilt it with a longer screw
and loxkqaser, but the square end of the handle is now round and it
won't supply the torque to activate the switch.

.

Posted by: Jean at February 05, 2016 04:55 AM (cXiMR)


I should first note that I was aware of the existence of bulk feed garbage disposals, but I have never seen one or even heard of someone having one.

If you can't get the internet to cough one up for you (and don't want to go continuous), you may be left with fabricating one. They don't seem that complicated to fabricate. Good luck!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 05:01 AM (EzgxV)

511 I read Catch-22 on my own, as an older teen. I remember liking it, but also thinking "the Air Force was never like this... if you believe this bullshit, there's something wrong with you."

Every other book on this list that I read, and I believe there are 4, was assigned. Here's my synopsis.

Great Gatsby: piece of excrement. An existential fiasco.
Catcher in the Rye: piece of excrement. An existential fiasco.
Tale of Two Cities: thought it was a piece of excrement but, in hindsight, it's only mostly a piece of excrement - and I generally like Dickens.

1984 - powerful book that nobody understands, including those who think they do like me.

The best book I've ever read, as literature, is The Stand, by King. He might be a dick, but he can write.

Best history is spread over a few authors. Ambrose is still missed. Hastings is extraordinary. Friedman's economic history is astounding, as is just about anything he ever wrote. Shelby Foote's Civil War trilogy is a must read. Grant's autobiography is a classic.

If you want esoterica, read Admiral's Charles Lockwood (submarines), or Daniel V. Gallery (captured a U-Boat). Much less-known, but tremendous.

Lots of "good reads" out there - just avoid the liberal bullshit and you'll be OK. Most "literature" is liberal bullshit, with the possible exception of Hemingway - who takes himself a wee bit too seriously.

T. Roosevelt's autobiographical stuff is pretty solid, now that I think of it.

I own thousands of books, so I'm sure I've liked more than a few...

Posted by: RobM1981 at February 05, 2016 05:18 AM (zurJC)

512 May I please have that part of my life back that I used up by reading the entire Diddle report? Who should I contact about that?

Posted by: goon at February 05, 2016 05:26 AM (gy5kE)

513
From that redacted paragraph, a question; did they spend long afternoons on the couch talking about "Sartre" or "Satire?"

And good morning!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 05, 2016 05:31 AM (zLP1L)

514 Blowing smoke out the window. I'll be haunted by the beauty of the redactions for as long as I live, no doubt.

Posted by: goon at February 05, 2016 05:34 AM (gy5kE)

515 Cth, yeah. The plug is fairly complicated and it has to rotate to allow water through while locking the plug in and activating the switch. But, its old and GE changes the design years ago.

Going continuous would mean rewiring the kitchen. And, I like the safety of the interlock vs an open throat a d a wall switch.

Posted by: Jean at February 05, 2016 05:34 AM (cXiMR)

516 What I mean is, I'm not going back there to check! They already treated themselves to some of my minutes, and I'm no big dummy!

Posted by: goon at February 05, 2016 05:36 AM (gy5kE)

517 Anyone still up?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 05, 2016 05:41 AM (vbvxt)

518 Well of course!

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 05, 2016 05:44 AM (4pjhs)

519 They take a very dim view of sleeping on the job here.
But I tend not to comment to much.

I've been wearing Ebay and Amazon out looking for a new tent and I think I've settled on a Kamp Rite double tent cot as my next outdoor purchase.

Getting old sucks but sleeping on the ground is a deal breaker for me so this lets me get back out into the great outdoors.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 05, 2016 05:50 AM (4pjhs)

520 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 05, 2016 05:52 AM (ptqRm)

521 Morning Via, all the other daywalkers and it appears night crew are sleeping.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 05, 2016 05:54 AM (4pjhs)

522 Yup.

It's that time where it's not really night time, and it's not really morning.

Dusting of snow on the cars overnight, but no delays so far for Baltimore schools.

City has no snow days left, and County only has one left.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 05, 2016 05:56 AM (ptqRm)

523 And I see that a little Romanian toy that I am waiting for is now in the third full day of an eight hour journey from North Carolina to Fortress VIA.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 05, 2016 05:58 AM (ptqRm)

524 /

Posted by: Norman at February 05, 2016 06:06 AM (CYS6Q)

525 Morning, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy at February 05, 2016 06:12 AM (AfsKp)

526 >>> sucks but sleeping on the ground is a deal breaker for me so this lets me get back out into the great outdoors.

Do air mattresses count as sleeping on the ground?

Posted by: fluffy at February 05, 2016 06:20 AM (AfsKp)

527 Chi -- I guess you weren't kidding about your battery going dead.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 05, 2016 06:28 AM (EzgxV)

528 Gmac, you could try the hammocks, like all the cool kids.

Posted by: Jean at February 05, 2016 06:29 AM (cXiMR)

529 Cooth,
Sorry. You didn't believe me when I said my battery was almost dead...
I wouldn't shit you, man. You're my favorite turd.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 06:39 AM (2tQk+)

530 Did I just seen an ad for the New York Times at the top of the tread?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 05, 2016 06:40 AM (j2xmV)

531 Did I just seen an ad for the New York Times at the top of the tread?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 05, 2016 06:40 AM (j2xmV)


AdBlock: It's a beautiful thing.

Posted by: RickZ at February 05, 2016 06:42 AM (Ix+HS)

532 May I please have that part of my life back that I used up by reading the entire Diddle report? Who should I contact about that?

Posted by: goon at February 05, 2016 05:26 AM (gy5kE)


1-800-FU1CKYO seems like the appropriate department.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 05, 2016 06:43 AM (zc3Db)

533

Cough-cough, cough,,cough-cough, cough.....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 05, 2016 06:47 AM (HSmrB)

534 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 05, 2016 06:50 AM (u82oZ)

535 This will wake you up, & in a good way.

Enjoy.

http://youtu.be/TbzTcFRiEr0

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 05, 2016 06:51 AM (u82oZ)

536 I do my best, NaClyDog, God being my helper.

You have a good attitide.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 06:51 AM (w4NZ8)

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