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Hasui Kawase, "Self-Portrait at Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto" (1933)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 12:40 PM




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1 Thank God!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 12:41 PM (bpn7O)

2 The Temple drew itself?

Posted by: HH at February 09, 2016 12:41 PM (DrCtv)

3 I usually enjoy navel gazing, but I had to give it up for lint.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 12:43 PM (lHb9q)

4 Inscrutable.



(I denounce myself)

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 12:43 PM (maOV6)

5 Dude, face the camera.

Manny the Cat takes better selfies...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 12:43 PM (LUgeY)

6 MSNBC would describe this painting as being from Kawase's "Yellow Period"

Posted by: MTF at February 09, 2016 12:43 PM (TxJGV)

7 Very nice. I like this a lot.
Reminds me of the art i saw that made me start collecting Japanese postage stamps as a nerd kid back in the day.

Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 12:43 PM (OUpHg)

8 Well, I was going to say "in before Muldoon's awful puns", but now I can't.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 12:44 PM (maOV6)

9 Nice picture rd.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 12:44 PM (Y42RP)

10 Fix the black diamond issue by including the following HTML tag in the header of the comments pages; it already exists in the main page header:

meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"

*shrugs*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 12:44 PM (21hN3)

11 Kyoto and Nara are always well worth a visit. Beware of the pushy deer in Nara.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (bpn7O)

12 why does Japanese art always look like a comic book?

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (mrHIi)

13 nuclear winter?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (0O7c5)

14 Contemplating the Pearl Harbor attack.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (FkBIv)

15 Posted by: OregonMuse

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (lHb9q)

16 Bernie Sanders would have painted a naked woman off to the right, bound and gagged. That's just the way his imagination wanders.

Posted by: MTF at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (TxJGV)

17 Cool!

And thanks for the new thread!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (so+oy)

18 I don't see any tentacles. Where are the tentacles?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (/tuJf)

19 Where is the giant hentai squidthing?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (LUgeY)

20 "self portrait"?

he's standing at the fence? how did he reach back to paint the canvas?

/must be a zen move

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 12:46 PM (mrHIi)

21 Contemplating the Pearl Harbor attack.



Toga! Toga! Toga!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 12:46 PM (Y42RP)

22 Ah....Asian persuasion.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 09, 2016 12:46 PM (LA7Cm)

23 10 Fix the black diamond issue by including the following HTML tag in the header of the comments pages; it already exists in the main page header:
meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"
*shrugs*
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 12:44 PM (21hN3)


Thank you for this tip, I think I will see it I can get it to work on the book thread.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 12:46 PM (maOV6)

24 He was feeling blue that day.

Posted by: kathysaysso at February 09, 2016 12:46 PM (43OZ6)

25 Alternate title...

Two UFOs get ready to invade Japan...

Wheres Gozirra when you need him?

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 09, 2016 12:47 PM (f7rv6)

26 When you can take the pallet from my hand, it will be time for you to leave this place.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 12:47 PM (LUgeY)

27
10 Fix the black diamond issue by including the following HTML tag in the header of the comments pages; it already exists in the main page header:
meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"
*shrugs*
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 12:44 PM (21hN3)









IT'S A TRAP!!!!!!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 09, 2016 12:47 PM (DREfJ)

28 Lovely.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2016 12:47 PM (w4NZ8)

29 @12 - does it?
*or do the comic books look like Japanese artwork?*
meditate on this.

Posted by: moronhordeminion at February 09, 2016 12:47 PM (hKDRi)

30 "still life with sake bottle"

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (mrHIi)

31 I shall rename this painting:

"Surely Temple Black (and White)"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (lHb9q)

32 There's a ninja in the gable on the right.

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (UzPAd)

33 Interesting place.

LINK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyomizu-dera

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (JBggj)

34 "Wait, is that Gamera down there?"

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (maOV6)

35 Very nice. I like this a lot.
Reminds me of the art i saw that made me start collecting Japanese postage stamps as a nerd kid back in the day.
Posted by: Chi
-----------------

I had a modest collection myself. Every now and then I will take a look at them. Pretty fine hobby for a kid to have, at least then. One wonders if anyone does that any more. Coin collections also.

I still have my dad's childhood collection of cigar bands, all neatly pasted into notebooks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (n22zQ)

36 That's what it used to look like.

Posted by: Zombie Curtis LeMay at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (FkBIv)

37 I found Waldo. Sadly, the tentacle beast found him first.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (9krrF)

38 A temple built by Drew and his unnamed favourite candidate paid for with Conflict Black Diamonds!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (WOyz5)

39 he's standing at the fence? how did he reach back to paint the canvas?

/must be a zen move



When the yin and yang line up just right, the fabric of the space time continuum is bent just enough........

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (Y42RP)

40 "there is not a single nail used in the entire structure"

swim away! swim away!

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (mrHIi)

41 How did he paint himself into the picture, if he was standing 30 pace back from the railing, painting the picture?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (Qvgg/)

42 OK, enough of this artsy-fartsy talk. Now back to Trump...

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (maOV6)

43 Interesting line technique. Reminescent of the ligne claire drawing style used in Tintin... which serialized a story (the Blue Lotus) involving the Japanese invasion of China a year after this picture.

Posted by: Sporkatus at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (HtLSE)

44 "Surely Temple Black (and White)"
Posted by: Seamus
----------------

I perceive a chink in your armor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (n22zQ)

45 I'm turning Japanese (at least I think so)

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (egzLR)

46 I found Waldo. Sadly, the tentacle beast found him first.

His friends call him "Bubbles."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 12:50 PM (LUgeY)

47 I think I see the tentacle.

Posted by: the sniper, sitting this painting out at February 09, 2016 12:50 PM (H9MG5)

48 "meditate on this"

every time I meditate, I think of mountains, vans, bad girls, and whiskey

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 12:50 PM (mrHIi)

49
How did he paint himself into the picture, if he was standing 30 pace back from the railing, painting the picture?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (Qvgg/)







Mirrors.....and magnets.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 09, 2016 12:50 PM (DREfJ)

50 Looks like he's pissing off the porch.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2016 12:51 PM (NHG6e)

51 Is this what SMOD SMODlette will look like?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at February 09, 2016 12:51 PM (7dVo7)

52 "how did he paint himself into the picture"

you've never seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 12:51 PM (mrHIi)

53 Shouldn't Tin-Tin be poking his nose out from behind one of the temple pillars?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2016 12:51 PM (WOyz5)

54 "meditate on this"

every time I meditate, I think of mountains, vans, bad girls, and whiskey




Every time I meditate, I fall asleep.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 12:51 PM (Y42RP)

55 One of Anthony Bourdain's greatest accomplishments in life was introducing the mainstream CNN audience to tentacle porn.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 12:51 PM (21hN3)

56 he does look like he's taking a leak

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 12:51 PM (mrHIi)

57 This was a pretty good Tintin adventure.

Posted by: zombie Herge at February 09, 2016 12:52 PM (2WoCi)

58 That's Anna Puma's Swedish majordomo waiting to see her headlights in the drive.

Posted by: Eromero at February 09, 2016 12:52 PM (zLDYs)

59 43
Interesting line technique. Reminescent of the ligne claire drawing
style used in Tintin... which serialized a story (the Blue Lotus)
involving the Japanese invasion of China a year after this picture.

Posted by: Sporkatus at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (HtLSE)

Is the roof peak the only level line in the painting?

Posted by: davidt at February 09, 2016 12:52 PM (8aOqE)

60 50 Looks like he's pissing off the porch.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2016 12:51 PM (NHG6e)


Why, what did the porch ever do to him?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 12:52 PM (maOV6)

61 I want to know if any of our candidates will be bowing to foreigners like our current globalist asskisser.

You're ugly Americans, damn it! Act like it!

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2016 12:52 PM (UzPAd)

62
he does look like he's taking a leak

Next he'll yell at those darn kids to turn that crap off.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 12:53 PM (LUgeY)

63 he does look like he's taking a leak




Writing your name in Japanese = skillz

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 12:53 PM (Y42RP)

64 why does Japanese art always look like a comic book?

Posted by: Feh


It's a block print, so it's going to have outlines and contour lines rather than brush work. That's the nature of the medium.

And I wouldn't say that block print is the entirety of Jpns art.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 09, 2016 12:53 PM (wCF3s)

65 There's a slope on that balcony.

Posted by: Jeremy Clarkson at February 09, 2016 12:53 PM (H9MG5)

66 I bet they're drinking bourbon in that dojo. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 09, 2016 12:53 PM (La6jE)

67 Why, what did the porch ever do to him?
Posted by: OregonMuse
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Maybe a 914. They were pretty shitty.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 09, 2016 12:53 PM (n22zQ)

68 >>>OK, enough of this artsy-fartsy talk. Now back to Trump...

Dear Lord, no!!!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 12:53 PM (bpn7O)

69 Too much Saki?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 09, 2016 12:53 PM (voOPb)

70 Good thing this is up, the Trump wars in the previous thread were getting stupidz0r

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 12:54 PM (39g3+)

71 And I wouldn't say that block print is the entirety of Jpns art.
Posted by: weft
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I should say not.

Posted by: Johannes Gutenberg at February 09, 2016 12:55 PM (n22zQ)

72 To much sake makes me mean. Well, meaner.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 09, 2016 12:55 PM (La6jE)

73 why does Japanese art always look like a comic book?

It doesn't always but this one really does.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 12:55 PM (39g3+)

74 Too much Saki?



Say moo tuch waki!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 12:55 PM (Y42RP)

75 Trump(be sure to click)... http://trumpdonald.org/

Posted by: davidt at February 09, 2016 12:55 PM (8aOqE)

76 weft, jes kiddin

I dig this sort of thing: http://bit.ly/1mqeMiB

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 12:55 PM (mrHIi)

77 damn you andy!

Posted by: zombie Herge at February 09, 2016 12:55 PM (2WoCi)

78
Contemplating the Pearl Harbor attack.


Or reminiscing about the Rape of Nanking.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 09, 2016 12:55 PM (X6fMO)

79 Look, there's Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow!

Posted by: Iblis at February 09, 2016 12:56 PM (9221z)

80 HIGHLY self-effacing.

Posted by: joncelli, that troll with the hand puppet at February 09, 2016 12:56 PM (RD7QR)

81 "Say moo tuch waki!"

lol

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 12:56 PM (mrHIi)

82 damn you andy!
Rire Beaucoup Rire.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2016 12:56 PM (WOyz5)

83 Shitty reichwing cartoon fence.

Posted by: Charles' Johnson at February 09, 2016 12:57 PM (u5gzz)

84 I think informed commentary on the artwork-such as between sporktacus, weft cut loop and davids should be banned. It's a distraction from pedestrian comments like mine "Lovely" or the pee jokes. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2016 12:57 PM (w4NZ8)

85 Contemplating the Pearl Harbor attack.


Or reminiscing about the Rape of Nanking.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
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Good days, good days...

Posted by: Tojo at February 09, 2016 12:57 PM (n22zQ)

86 I shall rename this painting:

"Surely Temple Black (and White)"Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 12:48 PM (lHb9q)
Time for one of my favorite Shirley Temple pictures:http://goo.gl/9lFKPV

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 09, 2016 12:57 PM (X6fMO)

87
It may be rice wine to you, but it's still sake to me.

*get's doused with a bucket of water*

Posted by: Zombie Judy Carne at February 09, 2016 12:58 PM (DREfJ)

88 HIGHLY self-effacing.



effacing what? Looks like 'effacing away.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 12:58 PM (Y42RP)

89 There's a slope on that balcony.
Posted by: Jeremy Clarkson
-------------------

Hands down Thread Winner.

Posted by: Tojo at February 09, 2016 12:58 PM (n22zQ)

90 Someone left the water running in that painting.

Posted by: The Colgate Water Police at February 09, 2016 12:59 PM (La6jE)

91 The man is contemplating whether to listen to the warnings of Yamamoto or go all in for Hirohito.

What would the Emporer do?

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 12:59 PM (Fmupd)

92
The Night Before Godzirra


by Raymond Burr

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 12:59 PM (LUgeY)

93 >>>Look, there's Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow!<<<

I thought it was Jupiter and Mars. Venus and Uranus?

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (UzPAd)

94 Waxon whacks off.

Posted by: davidt at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (8aOqE)

95 Time for one of my favorite Shirley Temple pictures:http://goo.gl/9lFKPV

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 09, 2016 12:57 PM (X6fMO)
Almost as good as Shirley beheading a guy:
http://tinyurl.com/z8ypr6x

Posted by: kathysaysso at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (43OZ6)

96 Turning Japanese, the Vapors original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgekmOqCFTU

Kirsten Dunst cover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVjMF_TfY6M

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (maOV6)

97 I don't normally post around here from work, but I want the world to know that I work with incompetent redneck inbred hillbilly rednecks, and am managed by engineers with less personality than the political komissar at a Soviet munitions factory.

It's a miracle we're still in business.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (hqZPQ)

98 Self portrait?

I'd say he painted himself in(to) a corner.

Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (OUpHg)

99 1933. I hope there were fire extinguishers nearby.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 01:01 PM (8ZskC)

100 Is it me, or does the gable have an erection?

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2016 01:01 PM (NHG6e)

101 I don't normally post around here from work, but I want the world to know that I work with incompetent redneck inbred hillbilly rednecks, and am managed by engineers with less personality than the political komissar at a Soviet munitions factory.

It's a miracle we're still in business.


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (hqZPQ)


Heh

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 09, 2016 01:01 PM (3mTyP)

102 "Looks like he's pissing off the porch."

There are kids down on his lawn, on the lower terrace. He's yelling at them to get off of it.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 01:02 PM (iIzG7)

103
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (hqZPQ)


CC: Big Fat Meanie's Boss

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 01:02 PM (LUgeY)

104 I didn't know Big Fat Meanie worked for Mitch McConnell?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2016 01:02 PM (WOyz5)

105 I don't normally post around here from work, but I want the world to know that I work with incompetent redneck inbred hillbilly rednecks, and am managed by engineers with less personality than the political komissar at a Soviet munitions factory.

It's a miracle we're still in business.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie
------------------

So, typical management.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 09, 2016 01:03 PM (n22zQ)

106 Good Lord, now we're even importing our art from Japan.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:03 PM (kpqmD)

107 We didnt nuke Kyoto but did we fire bomb it?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 01:03 PM (iQIUe)

108 I understand Norman Rockwell used a mirror for his self-portraits.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 01:03 PM (8ZskC)

109 So blue...so very blue.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 01:03 PM (NOIQH)

110 The NFL is yet another concern that I can't boycott because I don't buy their shit anyway. That's been happening all too often lately.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 09, 2016 01:03 PM (u5gzz)

111 Almost as good as Shirley beheading a guy:
http://tinyurl.com/z8ypr6zxPosted by: kathysaysso at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (43OZ6)
Holy mother of pearl, that's an image to give you the shakes. You'd think Shirls was doing The Bad Seed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 09, 2016 01:03 PM (X6fMO)

112 "Looks like he's pissing off the porch."

There are kids down on his lawn, on the lower terrace. He's yelling at them to get off of it.



Pissing ON them works better.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 01:03 PM (Y42RP)

113 I perceive a chink in your armor.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 09, 2016 12:49 PM (n22zQ)


How he got in my armor I'll never know!

Try the nigiri!

Posted by: groucho kobayashi at February 09, 2016 01:04 PM (wKcQA)

114 97 I don't normally post around here from work, but I want the world to know that I work with incompetent redneck inbred hillbilly rednecks, and am managed by engineers with less personality than the political komissar at a Soviet munitions factory.

It's a miracle we're still in business.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (hqZPQ)

Competent inbred hillbilly rednecks, however, are a force to be reckoned with.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:04 PM (kpqmD)

115 I stood right where he's standing in that painting when I visited there.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 09, 2016 01:04 PM (mCCjE)

116
I don't normally post around here from work, but I want the world to know that I work with incompetent redneck inbred hillbilly rednecks, and am managed by engineers with less personality than the political komissar at a Soviet munitions factory.


It's a miracle we're still in business.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (hqZPQ)
You said "redneck" twice.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 09, 2016 01:04 PM (X6fMO)

117
Very nice, rdb!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 09, 2016 01:04 PM (BK3ZS)

118 Kyoto and Nara are always well worth a visit. Beware of the pushy deer in Nara.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 12:45 PM (bpn7O)

I went to Nara as part of our Boy Scout World Jamboree 11 day tour of Kyoto and Tokyo, plus the 10 day at the Jamboree proper (where we were evacuated because of a typhoon). (We stayed at the Olympic Village in Tokyo and the cockroaches were YUUUGE!) One guy in my group put the deer food they sell to tourists in his back pocket. The deer ate a hole in his shorts to get at the food.

Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:04 PM (Ix+HS)

119 Goldie. She says her name is Goldie.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 09, 2016 01:05 PM (VdICR)

120
Is it me, or does the gable have an erection?


Let me tell you about gables and erections. . . .

Posted by: Carol Lombard at February 09, 2016 01:05 PM (X6fMO)

121 That Kirsten Dunst video she acts like a porn star crossed with Marylin Monroe. Does every lipsynch have to look like she's trying to leap on your face and wriggle? Who taught her to sing?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:05 PM (39g3+)

122 Are those B-25s in the sky?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 01:05 PM (8ZskC)

123 "Pissing ON them works better."

"Better to be pissed off, than pissed on."
-- $h!t Confucius Said, Vol. 2, p. 236

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 01:05 PM (iIzG7)

124 One guy in my group put the deer food they sell to tourists in his back pocket. The deer ate a hole in his shorts to get at the food.

When is the next Boy Scout Jamboree scheduled? I'd like to attend.

Posted by: Hairy Reed at February 09, 2016 01:06 PM (8ZskC)

125 Meh, maybe my blood sugar's low. Maybe I'll wait until after lunch before I tell the boss what I really think of him. Thanks for listening!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:06 PM (hqZPQ)

126 And a few years later, we bombed the shit out of that temple.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 09, 2016 01:07 PM (xWW96)

127 Almost as good as Shirley beheading a guy:

http://tinyurl.com/z8ypr6x

Posted by: kathysaysso at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (43OZ6)


That was a still from her movie "The Littlest Terrorist" (1936)

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 01:07 PM (maOV6)

128 97 I don't normally post around here from work, but I want the world to know that I work with incompetent redneck inbred hillbilly rednecks, and am managed by engineers with less personality than the political komissar at a Soviet munitions factory.

It's a miracle we're still in business.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (hqZPQ)

So is the company owned by inbred hillbilly commissars? Because if so, update your resume'.

Posted by: joncelli, that troll with the hand puppet at February 09, 2016 01:07 PM (RD7QR)

129 Good work. Lots of overtime.

Posted by: Blue Inker's Union Boss Chapter 1138 at February 09, 2016 01:07 PM (VdICR)

130 "Better to be pissed off, than pissed on."/i]

Next time, knock your girlfriend up

Posted by: Just the punchline at February 09, 2016 01:07 PM (39g3+)

131 I'm so scalding hawt.

Posted by: Emily Boxofrockski at February 09, 2016 01:07 PM (La6jE)

132 Night Guard Duty at Cloud Ruler Temple.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ashes, Sackcloth, Woe and Despair! Election and Lenten Specials at the Outrage Outlet! at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (hLRSq)

133 *stands up in cube and scans the room for BFM*

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (kXzR8)

134 Kirsten Dunst is dumb as a sack of toads. Don't ever listen to the voiceover commentary on Spider-Man if you value your sanity and brain cells. She's even stupider than she looks.

Posted by: Just the punchline at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (39g3+)

135 The sign of the times. FNC reporting that the race to second place is heating up in NH.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (Fmupd)

136 The artist painted this picture shortly after returning from a root canal where he had elected not to receive any Novocaine. In fact, by focusing on his zen center he was entirely able to transcend dental medication.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (lHb9q)

137 Kyoto would be fun to visit. All that history (whatever hasn't been destroyed by earthquakes, volanoes, and lost Godzillas).....

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (K27gs)

138 "I went to Nara as part of our Boy Scout World Jamboree 11 day tour of Kyoto and Tokyo, plus the 10 day at the Jamboree proper (where we were evacuated because of a typhoon)."

That's some f'ing Scout trip.

I went to Camp Alice Chester when I was a Girl Scout. Mary Alice Romano cried all night because she was homesick.

We were 20 miles away from our homes.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 01:09 PM (u0lmX)

139 Competent inbred hillbilly rednecks, however, are a force to be reckoned with.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:04 PM (kpqmD)


Got that right, city boy.

Posted by: Phil & Willie Robertson at February 09, 2016 01:09 PM (maOV6)

140 133 *stands up in cube and scans the room for BFM*
Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (kXzR

Big Fat Monkeys?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:09 PM (kpqmD)

141 Cruz > creepy

Posted by: Barzini at February 09, 2016 01:10 PM (zmZ2x)

142 "107
We didnt nuke Kyoto but did we fire bomb it?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 01:03 PM (iQIUe)"



Oh, yes indeed. Part of the strategic bombing campaign by the summer of 1945 was picking out a few Japanese cities to not firebomb so that when they were nuked people would be able to tell the difference. The thing is that LeMay was starting to run out of cities to bomb flat and burn the remains with a firestorm.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 09, 2016 01:10 PM (QHgTq)

143 134 Kirsten Dunst is dumb as a sack of toads.

Posted by: Just the punchline at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (39g3+)


Now that's just mean.

Posted by: a sack of toads at February 09, 2016 01:10 PM (maOV6)

144 "Good Lord, now we're even importing our art from Japan."


And putting hardworking American artists out of work!

Art Tariff!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 09, 2016 01:10 PM (LA7Cm)

145 134 Kirsten Dunst is dumb as a sack of toads. Don't ever listen to the voiceover commentary on Spider-Man if you value your sanity and brain cells. She's even stupider than she looks.
Posted by: Just the punchline at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (39g3+)

Like I say to myself every time a sex symbol opines about politics: We don't pay you for your insight, we pay you to look good.

Posted by: joncelli, that troll with the hand puppet at February 09, 2016 01:11 PM (RD7QR)

146 "Competent inbred hillbilly rednecks, however, are a force to be reckoned with."

I had occasion to do some business once at the Boeing space shuttle facility, up near Edwards AFB, a good ways north of Los Angeles. The employee parking lot was packed with beat-up pickup trucks and Harleys, and once inside, the workforce was the most amazing collection of desert rats: guys with graying ponytails halfway down their back, guys missing teeth and the occasional eye, skin like parchment. It looked like the front three rows of a Willie Nelson concert.

These guys built and flew warplanes during WWII, and became the people who took us to the Moon, and then built the space shuttles.

NEVER underestimate these people.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 01:11 PM (iIzG7)

147 New Hampshire? Who gives a shit.

Posted by: John Irving at February 09, 2016 01:11 PM (u0o1v)

148 Kyoto would be fun to visit. All that history (whatever hasn't been destroyed by earthquakes, volanoes, and lost Godzillas).....

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (K27gs)


When I went (1971), Old Kyoto was kind of like Underground Atlanta. It was cool. Also gambled on the pachinko machines, cashing in the 'winnings' (all those ball bearings) for crappy chocolate bars.

Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:12 PM (Ix+HS)

149 I'm so blue, so beriberi blue.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 09, 2016 01:12 PM (FtrY1)

150 Cruz > creepy
Posted by: Barzini at February 09, 2016 01:10 PM (zmZ2x)

Cruz>Biden?

Posted by: Draki at February 09, 2016 01:13 PM (0eidE)

151 134 Kirsten Dunst is dumb as a sack of toads. Don't ever listen to the voiceover commentary on Spider-Man if you value your sanity and brain cells. She's even stupider than she looks.
Posted by: Just the punchline at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (39g3+)

You'll be hearing from our lawyers. If you're lucky they'll only demand a retraction.

Posted by: Sacktoad Union Local #457 at February 09, 2016 01:13 PM (kpqmD)

152 Were the Sack of Toads as good as Box of Frogs?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 09, 2016 01:13 PM (FkBIv)

153 Happy National Pizza Day


http://tinyurl.com/httsysh

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 09, 2016 01:13 PM (mEZce)

154 144 "Good Lord, now we're even importing our art from Japan."


And putting hardworking American artists out of work!

Art Tariff!
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 09, 2016 01:10 PM (LA7Cm)

Golf Clap!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 09, 2016 01:14 PM (voOPb)

155 Well, this is different.

The lamps in the temple echo the lights in the town (I presume) below as the only parts not blue and black. Arty!

Posted by: mindful webworker - art schmart at February 09, 2016 01:14 PM (wmyHK)

156 Kirsten Dunst looks good? Sex symbol?

We must be from different planets.

Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2016 01:14 PM (qUNWi)

157 122 Are those B-25s in the sky?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 01:05 PM (8ZskC)


Why... yes... they were....

Posted by: Hasui 'Splinters' Kawase at February 09, 2016 01:14 PM (f7rv6)

158 @OregonMuse: "23 Thank you for this tip, I think I will see it I can get it to work on the book thread."

The meta tag must be added within the head tag, or else it won't work. Easy fix if you have access to the template for comments pages, but likely impossible if you don't.

The diamonds are caused by old style curly quotes rather than plain straight quotes or newer unicode curly quotes. I'd guess some of the cobloggers are using older versions of Internet Explorer which enable "smart quotes" by default. Copying and pasting posts written in older versions of Word into almost any browser would cause the same problem too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 01:14 PM (21hN3)

159 I saw A Sack Of Toads open for Joey Bagadonuts at the Tim Horton's in Moose Jaw in '82.

Posted by: Carol Lombard at February 09, 2016 01:14 PM (X6fMO)

160 And putting hardworking American artists out of work!

Art Tariff!



I suppose you dumb socons have never heard of a Scottish guy named Alan Smith.

Posted by: Senor Poo Poo at February 09, 2016 01:15 PM (8ZskC)

161 125 Meh, maybe my blood sugar's low. Maybe I'll wait until after lunch before I tell the boss what I really think of him. Thanks for listening!
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:06 PM (hqZPQ)


A couple words of advice:

1. Avoid the "career-ending e-mail."

2. If it feels good, you shouldn't say it.

Follow these two basic rules of business communication and you should be OK.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 01:15 PM (maOV6)

162 Kirsten Dunst looks good

She can be cute in a dimpled girl-next-door kind of way and she had nice hooties in that rainy alley scene in Spider-Man. But that's about it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:15 PM (39g3+)

163 >>Art Tariff!


I'm not familiar with his work.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2016 01:15 PM (NHG6e)

164 NEVER underestimate these people.

I was completely serious.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:15 PM (kpqmD)

165 I suppose you dumb socons have never heard of a Scottish guy named Alan Smith.

Posted by: Senor Poo Poo at February 09, 2016 01:15 PM (8ZskC)

Heh.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 09, 2016 01:16 PM (oxcYa)

166 156 Kirsten Dunst looks good? Sex symbol?

We must be from different planets.
Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2016 01:14 PM (qUNWi)

Dude, I'm 52 and married. Anything that doesn't have a goiter or a hump looks good to me.

Posted by: joncelli, that troll with the hand puppet at February 09, 2016 01:16 PM (RD7QR)

167 I saw A Sack Of Toads open for Joey Bagadonuts at the Tim Horton's in Moose Jaw in '82.

I saw Joey Bagadonuts open up some guy's head with a tire iron in Jersey in '87

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:16 PM (39g3+)

168 I suppose you dumb socons have never heard of a Scottish guy named Alan Smith.>>>

Shouldn't that be McSmith?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 09, 2016 01:16 PM (XtAzU)

169 Kirsten Dunce

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 01:17 PM (mrHIi)

170
What's up with the HQ? Screen freezes, connection drops. Pretty much unusable. Is there a settings trick or something I need to do?

Posted by: Kudzu King at February 09, 2016 01:17 PM (HSmrB)

171 Dunst was cast perfectly in season two of Fargo.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (21hN3)

172 That's some f'ing Scout trip.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 01:09 PM (u0lmX)


A couple of things stand out about that typhoon. When it was my and a buddy's turn to go get food at the distribution point, we'd been soaked for days. On our way, the eye passed overhead. We skipped along in the sunshine to get the food, and skipped along back. As soon as we got back to our canopy shelter and dropped off the food, the rains started again Everyone hated the two of us.

When we were evacuated, we were taken to a grade school up in the mountains. The little old ladies there prepared us 'snacks', which were seaweed covered rice balls stuffed with jellyfish. Those didn't go over to well.

Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (Ix+HS)

173 I don't normally post around here from work, but I want the world to know that I work with incompetent redneck inbred hillbilly rednecks, and am managed by engineers with less personality than the political komissar at a Soviet munitions factory.

It's a miracle we're still in business.


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:00 PM (hqZPQ)

Thought meanie was talking about me until the "engineers".

Whew.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (oxcYa)

174 Is there a settings trick or something I need to do?

Leave a cigar and a glass of rum at the Jobu altar.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (39g3+)

175 156 Kirsten Dunst looks good? Sex symbol?

We must be from different planets.
Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2016 01:14 PM (qUNWi)


---------------


She looked pretty good in the rainy upside-down Spider-Man scene.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (Fmupd)

176 But a competent sack of toads is a force to be reckoned with.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (lHb9q)

177 170
What's up with the HQ? Screen freezes, connection drops. Pretty much unusable. Is there a settings trick or something I need to do?

Posted by: Kudzu King at February 09, 2016 01:17 PM (HSmrB)

Seems fine here but some folks were having trouble with the autoplay ads.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (mEZce)

178 >>What's up with the HQ? Screen freezes, connection drops. Pretty much unusable. Is there a settings trick or something I need to do?


Hit the Tip Jar and get the Platinum Membership Upgrade.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (NHG6e)

179 Leave a cigar and a glass of rum at the Jobu altar.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (39g3+)


And some KFC!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 09, 2016 01:19 PM (mEZce)

180 I guess the artist is kind of shy.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 09, 2016 01:19 PM (B8JRQ)

181 170
What's up with the HQ? Screen freezes, connection drops. Pretty much unusable. Is there a settings trick or something I need to do?

Posted by: Kudzu King at February 09, 2016 01:17 PM (HSmrB)


Script running in the background.... totally hoses up Microsoft browsers... but only sometimes...

Posted by: Hasui 'Splinters' Kawase at February 09, 2016 01:19 PM (f7rv6)

182 What's up with the HQ? Screen freezes, connection drops. Pretty much unusable. Is there a settings trick or something I need to do?


A $20 donation will bring you up to a Joe level membership and the problem should go away.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 01:19 PM (8ZskC)

183 1. Avoid the "career-ending e-mail."


Posted by: OregonMuse
-------------------

A friend of mine was looking for a new job. He Xeroxed a batch of resumes and, sadly, forgot to remove the original. That was found by a company VP who used the Xerox next. The VP brought the resume to my friend and said, "You may need this..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 09, 2016 01:19 PM (n22zQ)

184 The little old ladies there prepared us 'snacks', which were seaweed covered rice balls stuffed with jellyfish.

Seaweed can be okay, and rice is fine but... jellyfish? Just why??

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:19 PM (39g3+)

185 "I suppose you dumb socons have never heard of a Scottish guy named Alan Smith"

Sure I have. He was Adam Smith's ghey brother. Wrote all about the power of the invisible penis.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 09, 2016 01:19 PM (u5gzz)

186 "But a competent sack of toads is a force to be reckoned with."

Pharaoh called and said he and the rest of Egypt don't need the reminder, thank you very much.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 01:20 PM (iIzG7)

187 The little old ladies there prepared us 'snacks', which were seaweed covered rice balls stuffed with jellyfish. Those didn't go over to well.
Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (Ix+HS)

Yeah, not exactly S'mores.

Very cool story, though

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 01:20 PM (u0lmX)

188 Leave me alone!

Posted by: Dirsten Kunst at February 09, 2016 01:20 PM (u0o1v)

189 "Dunst was cast perfectly in season two of Fargo"


Agree. Seemed like everyone was perfectly cast.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 09, 2016 01:20 PM (LA7Cm)

190 Dude, I'm 52 and married. Anything that doesn't have a goiter or a hump looks good to me.
Posted by: joncelli
-------------
Hey there, fella!

Posted by: Margaret Cho at February 09, 2016 01:20 PM (OUpHg)

191 Just be glad they weren't rice balls stuffed with a sack of toads.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 01:21 PM (u0lmX)

192 161 125 Meh, maybe my blood sugar's low. Maybe I'll wait until after lunch before I tell the boss what I really think of him. Thanks for listening!
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 09, 2016 01:06 PM (hqZPQ)

A couple words of advice:

1. Avoid the "career-ending e-mail."

2. If it feels good, you shouldn't say it.

Follow these two basic rules of business communication and you should be OK.
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 01:15 PM (maOV6

A line from the Big Valley said between a co-worker and myself over the years has saved us, "Don't do it"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 09, 2016 01:21 PM (voOPb)

193 But a competent sack of toads is a force to be reckoned with.

This place is full of professional comedians, I tell you. People who are actually funny.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:21 PM (39g3+)

194
Dude, I'm 52 and married. Anything that doesn't have a goiter or a hump looks good to me.


**hic**

Hey, sailor!

**hic**

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 09, 2016 01:21 PM (X6fMO)

195 174 Is there a settings trick or something I need to do?

Leave a cigar and a glass of rum at the Jobu altar.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (39g3+)

Are you saying Jesus Christ can't debug a website?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:21 PM (kpqmD)

196 Engineers are not known for their lively sense of humor. Still, they are more entertaining then the IRS agents I have encountered, so there's that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 09, 2016 01:22 PM (n22zQ)

197 When we were evacuated, we were taken to a grade school up in the mountains. The little old ladies there prepared us 'snacks', which were seaweed covered rice balls stuffed with jellyfish. Those didn't go over to well.
Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (Ix+HS)


----------------


Take a domestic flight in Japan. The whole plane wreaks of seaweed stuffed with something. Their candy even smells and tastes like seaweed.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 01:22 PM (Fmupd)

198 "I suppose you dumb socons have never heard of a Scottish guy named Alan Smith.>>>"


Pfft. Of course I have. But, the last thing he was good in was "Happy Gilmore."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 09, 2016 01:23 PM (LA7Cm)

199 Dude, I'm 52 and married. Anything that doesn't have a goiter or a hump looks good to me.
Posted by: joncelli

What you gonna do with all that junk?
All that junk inside your trunk?
I'm a get, get, get, get you drunk
Get you love drunk off my hump
My hump, my hump, my hump

Posted by: Fergie at February 09, 2016 01:23 PM (VAsIq)

200 >> The whole plane wreaks of seaweed stuffed with something. Their candy even smells and tastes like seaweed.


Brautigan wrote some funny stuff re:Living in Japan in The Tokyo, Montana Express.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2016 01:24 PM (NHG6e)

201 37 I found Waldo. Sadly, the tentacle beast found him first.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist

Instead of tentacles, shouldn't a giant octopus have eightacles? Well, shouldn't it?
I once had a utility octopus that had sixacles.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 09, 2016 01:24 PM (kfcYC)

202
But a competent sack of toads is a force to be reckoned with.


There's a "Mister Toad's Wild Ride" joke in there somewhere.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 09, 2016 01:24 PM (X6fMO)

203 Sorry, but the true Sack Of Toads Dumbness record was set by Lea Thompson two decades ago, and has never been seriously challenged since.

And yeah, I'd do her.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at February 09, 2016 01:24 PM (wKcQA)

204 "170


What's up with the HQ? Screen freezes, connection drops. Pretty
much unusable. Is there a settings trick or something I need to do?


Posted by: Kudzu King at February 09, 2016 01:17 PM (HSmrB)"


When it gets too obnoxious, I start up the Windows Task Manager and kill the Adobe Flash Player tasks. They will eventually start up again but usually that allows the other stuff on the page besides the badly behaved ads to load and run.

When that does not work, just go away and do something else until Ace has some less fucked up ads on his pages.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (QHgTq)

205 [Facepalm] That's what I get for sharing personal info with the Horde.

Posted by: joncelli, that troll with the hand puppet at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (RD7QR)

206 Are you saying Jesus Christ can't debug a website?
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:21 PM (kpqmD)

Gospel for the 21st century:

Then the centurion said to Jesus, "Lord, my daughter's PC has a virus, but if You say the word, it will be healed."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (u0lmX)

207 201 37 I found Waldo. Sadly, the tentacle beast found him first.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist

Instead of tentacles, shouldn't a giant octopus have eightacles? Well, shouldn't it?
I once had a utility octopus that had sixacles.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 09, 2016 01:24 PM (kfcYC)

It has ten eightacles.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (kpqmD)

208 Hey there, fella!

Posted by: Margaret Cho


Even I wouldn't cross the Cho line.

Their candy even smells and tastes like seaweed.

Their candy sometimes is seaweed.

http://tinyurl.com/z9yvmoc

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (39g3+)

209 Seaweed can be okay, and rice is fine but... jellyfish? Just why??

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:19 PM (39g3+)


A delicacy. Just not to teenage boys. It's still not a delicacy to this adult, and I like Japanese food (now).

You should have seen us when we hit the Mickey D's on the Ginza. 'I'll have two Big Macs, three cheeseburgers, two large fries, and a couple of chocolate shakes.' We sat on the curb (in our Scout uniforms) and dove into our bags. The looks on the Japanese going about their business while we pigged out was priceless. Crazy Americans!

Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (Ix+HS)

210 168 I suppose you dumb socons have never heard of a Scottish guy named Alan Smith.>>>

Shouldn't that be McSmith?


Posted by: Buzzsaw

MacSmith.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (kfcYC)

211 Goggle Chrome runs AoSHQ just fine but if you hate Google I tried Brave recently and it works but it's Beta.

Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (qUNWi)

212 Adobe Flash can't die soon enough.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (21hN3)

213 Anything that doesn't have a goiter or a hump looks good to me.
----------------

Crap.

Posted by: Madeline Albright at February 09, 2016 01:26 PM (n22zQ)

214 Look for Rubio to have a surprisingly strong second-place showing in New Hampshire. And look for the most common explanations for that surprise to be his momentum from Iowa.

Posted by: Scott Adams Robot at February 09, 2016 01:27 PM (CRXed)

215 Sorry, but the true Sack Of Toads Dumbness record was set by Lea Thompson two decades ago, and has never been seriously challenged since.

She can be dumb as she wants.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:27 PM (39g3+)

216 Anything that doesn't have a goiter or a hump looks good to me.

---

What hump?

Posted by: EYE-gor at February 09, 2016 01:27 PM (VAsIq)

217 "Crap.

Posted by: Madeline Albright"



I know, right.

Posted by: Helen Thomas at February 09, 2016 01:28 PM (LA7Cm)

218 Anything that doesn't have a goiter or a hump looks good to me.
----
Rats

Posted by: Marty Feldman at February 09, 2016 01:28 PM (UhRGU)

219 'Alain'. Alain MacSmythe

Posted by: Madeline Albright at February 09, 2016 01:28 PM (n22zQ)

220 206 Are you saying Jesus Christ can't debug a website?
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:21 PM (kpqmD)

Gospel for the 21st century:

Then the centurion said to Jesus, "Lord, my daughter's PC has a virus, but if You say the word, it will be healed."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (u0lmX)


Yeah verily.... and thus we have great need of Saint Vidicon....

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 09, 2016 01:28 PM (f7rv6)

221 She can be dumb as she wants.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor

And I am!

Posted by: Lea Thompson at February 09, 2016 01:29 PM (VAsIq)

222 It has ten eightacles.


*****


If an octopus has eight tentacles, how much does the veterinarian charge for neutering him?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 01:29 PM (lHb9q)

223 ...Adobe Flash can't die soon enough...

NSA code. Does anyone really believe it needs to be updated weekly. The updates are a cover to transfer the collected data to the NSA servers.

Posted by: conspiracy nut at February 09, 2016 01:29 PM (CRXed)

224
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 09, 2016 01:25 PM (QHgTq)
____________________________

Thanks,

Posted by: Kudzu King at February 09, 2016 01:29 PM (HSmrB)

225 143 134 Kirsten Dunst is dumb as a sack of toads.

Posted by: Just the punchline at February 09, 2016 01:08 PM (39g3+)

Now that's just mean.

Posted by: a sack of toads at February 09, 2016 01:10 PM (maOV6)


#toadshaming

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 09, 2016 01:29 PM (jV8Mq)

226 I keep seeing "Dixville Notch" being mentioned in all the news about the New Hampshire primary.

Is that some strip club?

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 09, 2016 01:30 PM (wtvvX)

227
What he's thinking:
Once I get that scope dialed in, I can kill a whole mess of people from up here.

Posted by: Kim the Illest at February 09, 2016 01:30 PM (0x/TW)

228 Mama toad me not to come.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 01:31 PM (lHb9q)

229 I like toads--warts and all.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 09, 2016 01:31 PM (VAsIq)

230 Sometimes, I really love this place.
I just laughed so hard at "Mary Feldman" that I scared the dog.

Posted by: Margaret Cho at February 09, 2016 01:31 PM (OUpHg)

231 What he's thinking:

Where the Hell is Ace???

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 09, 2016 01:31 PM (wtvvX)

232 NSA code? AOL Instant Messenger back in the day.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 01:32 PM (21hN3)

233 Shit. Off you fugly, unfunny sock.

Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 01:33 PM (OUpHg)

234 Wonder if that temple survived the war...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 09, 2016 01:33 PM (wtvvX)

235 #209

You should have seen us when we hit the Mickey D's on the Ginza. 'I'll
have two Big Macs, three cheeseburgers, two large fries, and a couple of
chocolate shakes.' We sat on the curb (in our Scout uniforms) and dove
into our bags. The looks on the Japanese going about their business
while we pigged out was priceless. Crazy Americans!

==============

Expense account or out of pocket?

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 01:33 PM (JBggj)

236

Much better

Posted by: Kudzu King at February 09, 2016 01:33 PM (HSmrB)

237 Why the hate for Adobe Crash?

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 09, 2016 01:33 PM (FtrY1)

238 This painting doesn't scream "I have pieces of dismembered crack whores wrapped in tin foil in my freezer".

It's a nice change.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 01:34 PM (Zs4uk)

239 Uhhh... Scout uniforms.

Sorry, I was thinking of the bill.

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 01:34 PM (JBggj)

240 I keep seeing "Dixville Notch" being mentioned in all the news about the New Hampshire primary.

Is that some strip club?
Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 09, 2016 01:30 PM (wtvvX)

From what I saw being interviewed last night at midnight during their voting, no. Not even close.
Remember, 11 people voted in their town in the primary. Fewer people than you find standing in line at the dry cleaners anywhere else.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 09, 2016 01:34 PM (K0Iz7)

241 Is Rubio sunny? I keep reading that but watch video of Rubio talking with the sound off. Does he look sunny? His smile reminds me of Obama's smile, a big broad smile of somebody smiling, not somebody enjoying the moment. Rubio is not sunny.

Posted by: bjk at February 09, 2016 01:34 PM (+QQ+X)

242 You really can't look at that pic without thinking of it all blowed up.

Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2016 01:34 PM (qUNWi)

243 >>Where the Hell is Ace???


Preparing the pudding cups for tonight.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2016 01:35 PM (NHG6e)

244 Star Wars Studio Ghibli style

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/star-wars-x-studio-ghibli-4.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 09, 2016 01:35 PM (JgpFm)

245 RickZ, I rode out a typhoon in 2014 on Kadena, and it was ridiculous how prepared the Japanese were and how fast they cleaned things up. Also, never lost connection to the HQ, thank goodness.

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 09, 2016 01:35 PM (K27gs)

246 Please forgive Muldoon--he drove his car into a pond, and got toad.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 09, 2016 01:35 PM (VAsIq)

247 Well isn't that swell, Clapper is testifying before Congress and saying that it is likely that we will be hit in the US by ISIS this year.

I kind of like the idea of killing them first.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 01:36 PM (/tuJf)

248 I saw Sack of Toads open for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 01:36 PM (mrHIi)

249 'I'll have two Big Macs, three cheeseburgers, two large fries, and a couple of chocolate shakes.'

They had that stuff instead of tofu burgers and fish fries?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:36 PM (39g3+)

250
This painting doesn't scream "I have pieces of dismembered crack whores wrapped in tin foil in my freezer".

It's a nice change.-----jwest

Saran wrapped maybe?

Posted by: Kim the Illest at February 09, 2016 01:37 PM (0x/TW)

251 "I kind of like the idea of killing them first."

*hic*

I'm szhorry, waszh that a hiccup?

Posted by: Lady Hillary at February 09, 2016 01:37 PM (mrHIi)

252 241 His smile reminds me of Obama's smile, a big broad smile of somebody smiling, not somebody enjoying the moment. Rubio is not sunny.
Posted by: bjk
_________

Have you not seen the pictures of him smiling with Chuck Schumer and John McCain and Princess Lindsay and the rest of the Gangbang of 8?

That's a real smile, a smile of someone truly enjoying the moment.

Posted by: Furious George at February 09, 2016 01:37 PM (3GAnN)

253 If an octopus has eight tentacles, how much does the veterinarian charge for neutering him?

It's a trick question: vegetarians don't do neuterings

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 09, 2016 01:37 PM (ZQfW9)

254 ...That's Anna Puma's Swedish majordomo waiting to see her headlights in the drive...

Headlights of her topless convertible.

Posted by: imagination at February 09, 2016 01:37 PM (CRXed)

255 I tried crossing a squab with a frog, but it came out pigeon-toad.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 01:38 PM (lHb9q)

256 Ted Cruz is not liked on Facebook or Reddit.

Is it just his persona or gay marriage?

I donated to him last night and now I'm emotionally invested! Halp!

Posted by: Harun at February 09, 2016 01:38 PM (UBBWX)

257 250
This painting doesn't scream "I have pieces of dismembered crack whores wrapped in tin foil in my freezer".

It's a nice change.-----jwest

Saran wrapped maybe?
Posted by: Kim the Illest at February 09, 2016 01:37 PM (0x/TW)

Vacuum sealed.

Amateurs. Sheesh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 01:38 PM (kpqmD)

258 Fewer people than you find standing in line at the dry cleaners anywhere else.

Posted by: Jen the original

I haven't seen a line at a dry cleaners in years.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 09, 2016 01:38 PM (VAsIq)

259 "247
Well isn't that swell, Clapper is testifying before Congress and saying
that it is likely that we will be hit in the US by ISIS this year.



I kind of like the idea of killing them first.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 01:36 PM (/tuJf)"


You will have to wait until America has a real president again for that to happen. So January of next year at the soonest, maybe not until four years after that. Maybe never.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 09, 2016 01:38 PM (QHgTq)

260 Headlights of her topless convertible.

But enough about Bruce Jenner.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:38 PM (39g3+)

261 >>>We didnt nuke Kyoto but did we fire bomb it?

Kyoto was never touched.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 01:39 PM (bpn7O)

262 Expense account or out of pocket?

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 01:33 PM (JBggj)


Uhm, us Boy Scouts didn't have expense accounts. Just American Express Traveler's Checks courtesy of Mom and Dad. At 360 yen to the dollar, we could really pig out. With the $150 I had to spend, I even managed to hit the Mikimoto store on the Ginza and bought single pearl pendants for my two young nieces, as well as a pearl broach for my Mom. I also got drunk in public for the first time, as well as having my first bar girl sit on my lap. Boy Scouting was a great experience for me.

Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:39 PM (Ix+HS)

263 "You should have seen us when we hit the Mickey D's on the Ginza. "


Last time I was on the Ginza, a Wendy's single, fries and a coke was $18.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 01:39 PM (Zs4uk)

264 Is it just his persona or gay marriage?

Its the popular culture image of him being a terrible, terrible person and crazy. Nobody who says so can explain why, he just is. And you're suspect for asking why, comrade.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:40 PM (39g3+)

265 If an octopus has eight tentacles, how much does the veterinarian charge for neutering him?

It's a trick question: vegetarians don't do neuterings




They won't be caught dead around meat.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 01:40 PM (Y42RP)

266 247 Well isn't that swell, Clapper is testifying before Congress and saying that it is likely that we will be hit in the US by ISIS this year.

I kind of like the idea of killing them first.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 01:36 PM (/tuJf)

Eh. My spastic terriers could have predicted that. We're going to have lots of San Bernardino-style attacks in the coming decade.

Posted by: joncelli, that troll with the hand puppet at February 09, 2016 01:40 PM (RD7QR)

267 245 RickZ, I rode out a typhoon in 2014 on Kadena, and it was ridiculous how prepared the Japanese were and how fast they cleaned things up. Also, never lost connection to the HQ, thank goodness.
Posted by: pookysgirl at February 09, 2016 01:35 PM (K27gs)


Went through a hurricane in Cozumel once. Mehicans work hard, even in their own country. Cleared most of the roads of trees within hours using nothing but machetes and rope.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 01:40 PM (Fmupd)

268 I had a family member who fought in the South Pacific. He hated the Japanese for the horrible things they did and their most recent attempt to lie about the story around the a-bombs in an attempt to shame us.

he never stopped despising them and I'm keeping that hate alive.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 01:40 PM (GGCsk)

269 Boy Scouting was a great experience for me.

Posted by: RickZ

For me, too..

Posted by: Harry Reid at February 09, 2016 01:40 PM (VAsIq)

270 "When we were evacuated, we were taken to a grade school up in the mountains. The little old ladies there prepared us 'snacks', which were seaweed covered rice balls stuffed with jellyfish. Those didn't go over to well.
Posted by: RickZ at February 09"

Try *my" seaweed wrapped balls little boy scout....

Posted by: Harry Reid at February 09, 2016 01:41 PM (mCCjE)

271 Last time I was on the Ginza, a Wendy's single, fries and a coke was $18.




Wendy's single with Kobe beef?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 01:41 PM (Y42RP)

272 When would people on Reddit ever have liked any Republican candidate?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2016 01:41 PM (w4NZ8)

273 Last time I was on the Ginza, a Wendy's single, fries and a coke was $18.

=========

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 01:41 PM (JBggj)

274 There's a hilarious pic going around of a guy behind Hillary wearing a shirt with her logo and on it the logo reads "Settle for Hillary"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:42 PM (39g3+)

275 So this is the Hairy Reed thread?

Shit, man.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 09, 2016 01:42 PM (u5gzz)

276 A friend of mine in HS lived for a year in Japan with his family. Said he survived mostly on Peanut Butter. His worst food experience was when he saw a hot dog vendor. Got all excited until he found out they stuff their hot dogs with some kind of whale blubber.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 09, 2016 01:42 PM (XtAzU)

277 ...Rubio...

I think Rubio is most like the Mark Studdock character in that-hideous-strength-by-c-s-lewis.

Posted by: book lens at February 09, 2016 01:42 PM (CRXed)

278
Vacuum sealed.

Amateurs. Sheesh.------Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016

I just feed 'em to pigs.

Posted by: Bricktop at February 09, 2016 01:42 PM (0x/TW)

279 There was an illustrator (Guy Billout) who was very popular in the 1980s that did a style like that. I thought it was original to him. Had no idea it had been done so early.

Posted by: Dang at February 09, 2016 01:43 PM (2oWD2)

280 THHWWWAPP!

Posted by: Harry Reid's Exercise Band Drawn by Don Martin at February 09, 2016 01:43 PM (3GAnN)

281 "3 I usually enjoy navel gazing, but I had to give it up for lint."
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 09, 2016 12:43 PM

Bill and Hillary were observed reading this over lunch. Hillary grimaced, muttered an imprecations, and said "Um, Bill, I cuss."

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 09, 2016 01:43 PM (ml1PM)

282 I was checking this Kiyomizu place out on GoOgle Maps. It's marked with one of those bass-ackwards swastika thingies! I thought they was gonna do away with those...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 09, 2016 01:44 PM (5csB/)

283 Absolutely stunning art.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 09, 2016 01:44 PM (OvUux)

284 . Got all excited until he found out they stuff their hot dogs with some kind of whale blubber.


Posted by: Buzzsaw

Cannibals!

Posted by: Chris Christie at February 09, 2016 01:44 PM (VAsIq)

285 Oooh I like the art! Gorgeous and I like when self portraits are somewhat creative.

Posted by: LizLem at February 09, 2016 01:44 PM (hvf9s)

286 You will have to wait until America has a real
president again for that to happen. So January of next year at the
soonest, maybe not until four years after that. Maybe never.


Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 09, 2016 01:38 PM (QHgTq)

We are sending 'hundreds' more Troops to Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban... but they are NOT there for combat... just to defend...
/FacepalmMeanwhile, I heard a Ret US General on Fox a couple days ago, lamenting that the Russians just don't care about civilian casualties in Syria, and how Barbaric that is.../Slaps the other side...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 09, 2016 01:45 PM (f7rv6)

287 277 ...Rubio...

I think Rubio is most like the Mark Studdock character in that-hideous-strength-by-c-s-lewis.

That's one scary book.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 09, 2016 01:45 PM (OvUux)

288 Lea Thompson is dumber than dumb. After we slept together she freaked out because of 'the incest'. Christopher Lloyd thought she was certifiable.

Posted by: Michael J. Fox at February 09, 2016 01:45 PM (u0o1v)

289
Went through a hurricane in Cozumel once. Mehicans work hard, even in their own country. Cleared most of the roads of trees within hours using nothing but machetes and rope.----Soona

Ironically the clearing killed and maimed more people than the hurricane did.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Whale Inc at February 09, 2016 01:45 PM (0x/TW)

290 Alex Conant? Rubio's Communications Director? Just saw him for the first time on MSNBC. Good grief.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 01:46 PM (21hN3)

291 Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:39 PM (Ix+HS)

I take it you're er,not a spring chicken. I can't remember a time when I heard an American say Tokyo was cheap.

(Also, mentioning Traveler's Check's is a tell. Bought them in dollars if the dollar was high, in pounds when I went to England and the dollar was low.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 01:46 PM (u0lmX)

292 Garret @ 200- Brautigan!
That was one weird dude. I used to laugh so hard at some of his writing. Thinking of him reminds me of my then girlfriend who was this Jewish ballerina/computer programmer. One time after we had downed nearly a whole bottle bottle of brandy she whispered to me in her parents den 'Don't play with the peachfish. Daddy can see you.' Good times.

Posted by: Eromero at February 09, 2016 01:47 PM (zLDYs)

293 23 deg., and snow. Global warming.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 09, 2016 01:47 PM (n22zQ)

294 he never stopped despising them and I'm keeping that hate alive.


Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 01:40 PM (GGCsk)

40 years ago Viet Nam broke the Peace Treaty they had signed with us, and invaded South Viet Nam....Now they are part of the Free Trade Trans Pacific Partnership ....

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 09, 2016 01:48 PM (f7rv6)

295 Dunst has an alcohol problem.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 01:48 PM (iQIUe)

296 >>> A friend of mine in HS lived for a year in Japan with his family. Said he survived mostly on Peanut Butter. His worst food experience was when he saw a hot dog vendor. Got all excited until he found out they stuff their hot dogs with some kind of whale blubber.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 09, 2016 01:42 PM (XtAzU)

Really? Udon, yakisoba, tonkatsu, not to mention sushi...I could eat Japanese every day, mmmm.

Posted by: LizLem at February 09, 2016 01:48 PM (hvf9s)

297 Just remember that those whale weenies are products of scientific research conducted by certified Japanese whale researchers armed with harpoons.

Science! And a delicious snack!

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 01:48 PM (JBggj)

298 282 I was checking this Kiyomizu place out on GoOgle Maps. It's marked with one of those bass-ackwards swastika thingies! I thought they was gonna do away with those...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 09, 2016 01:44 PM (5csB/)


----------------


I've seen the reverse swastika all over SE Asia.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 01:49 PM (Fmupd)

299
Sack of Toads v Box of Rocks

Who will prevail?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 09, 2016 01:49 PM (BK3ZS)

300 I could eat Japanese every day, mmmm.

Posted by: LizLem

I prefer more variety.

Posted by: Porn Star at February 09, 2016 01:50 PM (VAsIq)

301 Reuben puts on his cup and says 'I'm ready, but what about these kids?"
Bernie: "They're modern college students - they've been so coddled by their helicopter moms most of them haven't dropped yet and the others have had theirs claimed by the girls."
Reuben: "That's horrible!"
Bernie: "Horrible if they catch us!"
He points to the black van, its airbrush art of a harpy close alongside the wildly painted bus.
Reuben: "But who are they?"
Bernie: "Hard hitting mercenary feminists that solve problems. Janet 'Tank' Reno just smashes through things; Gloria 'Bunny' Steinam uses her charm, and their leader Madeline 'Half-Wit' Albright is the dangerous one, always coming up with wacky plans."
Reuben: "Wacky plans work in real life?"
Bernie: "No, she just kicks them down the road so someone else gets the career-ending blame."

Just then Tank Reno opens a sliding door and grabs hold of the bus, letting Bunny and Half-Wit cross over to cling to the side of the bus.
Bunny: "We're feminists, you have to let us in or it wouldn't be fair."
College Student: "Unfair, that's like...unfair!" He opens a window and the two members of the Vee-Jay Team board the bus.
Bernie: "Reuben! Stop them!"
Reuben tries to deploy his oily charm to no avail. 'You ladies look like you could have futures in the music industry."
Bunny: "I need you like a hamster needs a treadmill."
Reuben: "What? I thought..."
Bunny: Bicycling fish are passť. Especially after that mutant fish in China was caught."
Half-Wit: "Here's a basketball signed by Michael Jordan, now go play with yourself. We got some negotiating to do with you, Sanders!"
Mesmerized by the rubber orange ball Reuben lets them past, the crack mercenary feminists approaching their target.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ashes, Sackcloth, Woe and Despair! Election and Lenten Specials at the Outrage Outlet! at February 09, 2016 01:51 PM (hLRSq)

302 >>>A couple of things stand out about that typhoon.

I was working in Yokohama back in, oh, 1994, or thereabouts, when the city was hit by a typhoon and an earthquake on the same day.

The earthquake took out the Keihin-Tohoku line between Yokohama and Tokyo, leaving me to navigate the subway system to get back and forth from apartment to work.

An incident like that gives you a sense of where the Japanese get the whole gojirra thing.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 01:51 PM (bpn7O)

303 Anybody Christopher Lloyd calls crazy must really be off his nut. Still: she's cute enough it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:51 PM (39g3+)

304 hunh

Dunst has dual citizenship, German and American

not in favor

Posted by: Lady Hillary at February 09, 2016 01:51 PM (mrHIi)

305 cripes off sock

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 01:52 PM (mrHIi)

306 "I could eat Japanese every day, mmmm."

Quantity has a quality all its own?

Posted by: Joe Stalin at February 09, 2016 01:52 PM (u5gzz)

307 Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki

Heh.

Posted by: a phoenician sailor at February 09, 2016 01:52 PM (uEmgg)

308 I take it you're er,not a spring chicken. I can't remember a time when I heard an American say Tokyo was cheap.

(Also, mentioning Traveler's Check's is a tell. Bought them in dollars if the dollar was high, in pounds when I went to England and the dollar was low.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 01:46 PM (u0lmX)


I hit three-fifths of a century next week.

Posted by: Prez'nit Barky at February 09, 2016 01:52 PM (Ix+HS)

309 Has the NFL gotten any heat for Beyonce's BLM Bullshit?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 09, 2016 01:52 PM (oVJmc)

310 ...as well as having my first bar girl sit on my lap. Boy Scouting was a great experience for me.
Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:39 PM (Ix+HS)


Did you get a merit badge for that?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 01:52 PM (maOV6)

311 " I heard a Ret US General on Fox a couple days ago,
lamenting that the Russians just don't care about civilian casualties in
Syria, and how Barbaric that is.../Slaps the other side...


Posted by: Don Quixote at February 09, 2016 01:45 PM (f7rv6)"

Keep in mind that when those civilians make their way to Europe they gang up to grope and rape women and, on at least one occasion, rape a 10 year old boy because of a "sexual emergency". When they get kicked out of Europe into Russia, the Russians put them in the hospital when they pull those sort of shenanigans.


I think the Russians have the right attitude towards exactly how many fucks to give about casualties among those folks.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 09, 2016 01:52 PM (QHgTq)

312 " Just remember that those whale weenies are products of scientific research conducted by certified Japanese whale researchers armed with harpoons."


Riiiiight......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 09, 2016 01:53 PM (LA7Cm)

313 175 156 Kirsten Dunst looks good? Sex symbol?

We must be from different planets.
Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2016 01:14 PM (qUNWi)


---------------


She looked pretty good in the rainy upside-down Spider-Man scene.
Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 01:18 PM (Fmupd)


Until they showed her face? Lucky for me I could only see her breasts.

Why is Ted Nugent calling out anti-gun Democrats anti-semitic or newsworthy? If acknowledging that the average American Jew who votes is quite liberal makes someone anti-Semitic then I guess I am as well. Do people on this site not know that American Jews are virtually all lefties who want to take away our rights and have been since opinion polling started. I know it's a knee-jerk reaction on behalf of conservatives and Republicans to defend Jews and call anything and everything anti-Semitic (which by the way is exactly the same thing liberals do with anyone criticizing Muslims or Islam) but we should really just accept that Jews have always been progressive liberals and stop assuming that having a hawkish or "Pro-Israel" foreign policy is going to get them to change their minds; they don't care about foreign policy or Israel, like other liberals they care about domestic political/cultural power above all else.


Whatever though I end my rant.

Posted by: Peter Parker at February 09, 2016 01:53 PM (8EJen)

314 Nobody delivered king cake to my office this year, sadly, so I gave in and bought a piece.

Happy Fat Tuesday All!

Posted by: Lea at February 09, 2016 01:54 PM (lIU4e)

315 304 hunh

Dunst has dual citizenship, German and American

not in favor
Posted by: Lady Hillary at February 09, 2016 01:51 PM (mrHIi)


---------------------


Oh no! That means she'll never be able to run for president.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 01:55 PM (Fmupd)

316 Off damn SCOAMT sock.

Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:55 PM (Ix+HS)

317 Has the NFL gotten any heat for Beyonce's BLM Bullshit?

She's getting some grief over demanding cops escort her, then taking a gigantic crap all over them on national TV.

Nobody delivered king cake to my office this year, sadly, so I gave in and bought a piece.


I'm still waiting for cake girl to deliver.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:55 PM (39g3+)

318 I think Rubio is most like the Mark Studdock character in that-hideous-strength-by-c-s-lewis.

That's one scary book.
Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 09, 2016 01:45 PM (OvUux)


Think of it as a retelling of the Towel of Babel. I think it would make a great 10-part or 13-part period miniseries.

But Rubio-as-Studdock is an interesting comparison. I'll have to think about that one for awhile.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 01:56 PM (maOV6)

319 >>>You should have seen us when we hit the Mickey D's on the Ginza.

Beer machines on the street. A liter of Asahi Super Dry for 1000 yen.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 01:57 PM (bpn7O)

320 Beer machines on the street.

That next to the schoolgirl panty vending machine?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:57 PM (39g3+)

321 The brits and the euros are going to do jack shit about it. Remember, about two years ago, libyan officers were being trained it the UK and they terrorized a village, including raping a man. When they were arrested they claimed asylum and argued that they shd not be deported.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 01:58 PM (iQIUe)

322 299


Sack of Toads v Box of Rocks



Who will prevail?



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 09, 2016 01:49 PM (BK3ZS)

Yo.

Posted by: Bag of Scissors at February 09, 2016 01:58 PM (8aOqE)

323 "I think the Russians have the right attitude towards exactly how many fucks to give about casualties among those folks."

"If they pull a knife, you pull a nuke. If they send one of yours to the hospital, you send thirty of theirs to the morgue. It's the Rodina way."

- former Soviet submarine captain who may also once have been an Irish beat cop in Chicago.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 01:58 PM (iIzG7)

324 >>>"I could eat Japanese every day, mmmm." Quantity has a quality all its own?
Posted by: Joe Stalin at February 09, 2016 01:52 PM (u5gzz)

Hah. That reminds me...in Carey Elwes' book "As You Wish", about the making of the Princess Bride, he mentions that the first catering service they used during shooting could only make one Indian dish. One. It was good for the first week but then they were so tired of it, hah. Finally had to fire the company and use another group that would make them more than one thing.

Posted by: LizLem at February 09, 2016 01:58 PM (hvf9s)

325 Nobody delivered king cake to my office this year, sadly, so I gave in and bought a piece.

Happy Fat Tuesday All!



Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 01:59 PM (Y42RP)

326 I think Japan stopped the practice of selling girl panties on the street. Back in the 1990s.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 09, 2016 01:59 PM (ebWUL)

327 It looks like Twitter is the next popular online site to upgrade its self to death. Why do so many companies do this? Stop with the changes to a product that works well. I know, I know, the board of directors insists on seeing changes and the programmers fear they will lose their jobs if they don't keep demonstrating they're useful but... really?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 01:59 PM (39g3+)

328 >>>They had that stuff instead of tofu burgers and fish fries?

You're thinking of Mossburger. Moss-u-baga!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 02:00 PM (bpn7O)

329 ...Japanese Culture...
Is a large scale example of hillbilly culture so despised by east and west coast Sodom and Gomorrah -ites. Which is funny since those two glamorize Japanese Culture. Wrapping something in silk doesn't change its nature. God says be humble and follow (biblical) Judges not Kings. The Japanese Culture demands people chase idols. Idols require that no one admit idols have feet-of-clay.

Posted by: book lens at February 09, 2016 02:01 PM (CRXed)

330 I think Japan stopped the practice of selling girl panties on the street. Back in the 1990s.

It was more recent than that, but the statute of limitations on ewww has not yet passed.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:01 PM (39g3+)

331 326 I think Japan stopped the practice of selling girl panties on the street. Back in the 1990s.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 09, 2016 01:59 PM (ebWUL)


Yeah, you can only get them online or via mail-order these days.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 02:02 PM (maOV6)

332 Bwahaha radio guy accidentally called Marco Rubio Marco Polio.

Marco Polo, Marco Polio...Freudian sip is showing!

Posted by: LizLem at February 09, 2016 02:02 PM (hvf9s)

333 A friend of mine taught English in Japan for a year and went to some baseball games there. When a guy hit a HR a girl dressed in a skin tight black leather dress and boots came out of the dugout and waited for the guy to round the bases. When he arrived at home - she handed him a teddy bear and a rose. Apparently that's the thing to do when someone hits a homer, which is a rarer event in Japan than it is here.

I know American players on their way up - or down - professionally sometimes play in Japan. I can imagine some American or Dominican dude rounding third, looking up, seeing this hot babe at home plate and thinking "Holy shit! This is what I get for hitting one out of the park?"

Then he gets a stuffed animal and a flower.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 02:02 PM (u0lmX)

334 Just heard a radio news announcer: "Marco Polio"

Posted by: Emmie at February 09, 2016 02:03 PM (ezXrF)

335 Really? Udon, yakisoba, tonkatsu, not to mention sushi...I could eat Japanese every day, mmmm.

Posted by: LizLem at February 09, 2016 01:48 PM (hvf9s)

When in doubt, order naan bread! Coco's had some fantastic garlic cheese naan.
/drool

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 09, 2016 02:03 PM (K27gs)

336 Idols require that no one admit idols have feet-of-clay.

==================

That and the well-known Japanese affinity for high-grade cutlery.

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 02:03 PM (JBggj)

337 I cant believe these asses. These are not natural.

http://goo.gl/TtMlmr

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 02:03 PM (iQIUe)

338 I know American players on their way up - or down - professionally sometimes play in Japan.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 02:02 PM (u0lmX)


Didn't Tom Selleck make a movie about this?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 02:04 PM (maOV6)

339 >>>His worst food experience...

Natto. Hands down. Worst experience ever.

Shudder.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 02:04 PM (bpn7O)

340 >>" I heard a Ret US General on Fox a couple days ago,

lamenting that the Russians just don't care about civilian casualties in

Syria, and how Barbaric that is.../Slaps the other side...


Ugh, what has become of our military?

Also: define "civilian" when there are women, children actively engaged in the fight, and also when ISIS takes over a town and executes or enslaves all those not on board with them? Are there many, if any, innocent civilians in an ISIS-controlled town, and if present, would they prefer we leave them to be brutalized?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 02:04 PM (NOIQH)

341 That and the well-known Japanese affinity for high-grade cutlery.




Samurai delicatessen!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 02:05 PM (Y42RP)

342 Then he gets a stuffed animal and a flower.

That's what you give to the girl waiting outside the locker room, later.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:05 PM (39g3+)

343 another example of cultural appropriation. I'll bet your facebook page is full of pictures of you and Asian women.

Posted by: Satan of Cloggenstein Vt at February 09, 2016 02:05 PM (qSIlh)

344 339 >>>His worst food experience...

Natto. Hands down. Worst experience ever.

Shudder.
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 02:04 PM (bpn7O)

Fermented soybeans? Fresh soybeans are bad enough...

Posted by: joncelli, that troll with the hand puppet at February 09, 2016 02:06 PM (RD7QR)

345 So when are we supposed to start seeing results from this NH thingy?

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 02:06 PM (Fmupd)

346 is it just me, or did zero hedge go down?

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 09, 2016 02:06 PM (Eq8if)

347 337 I cant believe these asses. These are not natural.

http://goo.gl/TtMlmr
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 02:03 PM (iQIUe)

More cottage cheese than a Breakstone's factory. Yuck.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 09, 2016 02:06 PM (kpqmD)

348 If anyone wants an exceedingly cool gun porn experience, enter 'tanegashima' into your search engine under the image setting. What you'll see will be dozens of antique or reproduction Japanese matchlock rifles and pistols, some exquisitely laquered or inlaid with jewels and jade. Even the commonsoldiers' guns seem to be masterworks of elegance and craftsmanship.

Posted by: troyriser at February 09, 2016 02:06 PM (WuTfJ)

349 Er...so, in the painting...what is the guy at the railing doing with his left hand?

(Somebody had to ask.)

Posted by: Stu-22 at February 09, 2016 02:06 PM (rUc9h)

350 346 is it just me, or did zero hedge go down?
Posted by: redc1c4 at February 09, 2016 02:06 PM (Eq8if)

I guess it depends on how much she liked him.

Posted by: joncelli, that troll with the hand puppet at February 09, 2016 02:07 PM (RD7QR)

351 Also: define "civilian" when there are women, children actively engaged in the fight, and also when ISIS takes over a town and executes or enslaves all those not on board with them?

In a culture that doesn't wear uniforms, hides in the populace, and his hidden by people in town, there are no civilians.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:07 PM (39g3+)

352 Japan requires all digital cameras and camera phones to ship with loud, permanent, irremovable shutter click sounds.

Why? Upskirt photos.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 02:07 PM (21hN3)

353 346 is it just me, or did zero hedge go down?

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The Jooooooos!

Posted by: Luap Nor! at February 09, 2016 02:08 PM (rUc9h)

354 In the 90s, the Japanese would pay American actors millions to star in a commercial. Nice gig if you can get it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 02:08 PM (iQIUe)

355 "I could eat Japanese every day, mmmm."


I got a pork ramen bowl at Whole Foods last weekend.

Not bad. Needed a little heat in the broth, but the closest I've come to a decent ramen here.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 02:08 PM (Zs4uk)

356 Er...so, in the painting...what is the guy at the railing doing with his left hand?

Steering Reagan's mustang.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:08 PM (39g3+)

357 291 Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 01:39 PM (Ix+HS)


An early happy birthday to you, sir!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 02:08 PM (u0lmX)

358 -
337 I cant believe these asses. These are not natural.

http://goo.gl/TtMlmr

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 02:03 PM
----------------------

Just the modern version of the old circus sideshow. "Come see the freaks!"

Posted by: irright at February 09, 2016 02:08 PM (pMGkg)

359 346 is it just me, or did zero hedge go down?

That would be a good thing, poisoned well that place is.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 09, 2016 02:08 PM (OvUux)

360 "Ugh, what has become of our military?"

Gen. Curtis LeMay: "There are no innocent civilians. It is their government and you are fighting a people, you are not trying to fight an armed force anymore. So it doesn't bother me so much to be killing the so-called innocent bystanders."

What has become of our military? I know, right? Bunch of weak-kneed, spineless political appointees. All the warriors are being forced out.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 02:08 PM (iIzG7)

361 Just heard a radio news announcer: "Marco Polio"

Posted by: Emmie at February 09, 2016 02:03 PM (ezXrF)


Isn't the he the guy that discovered the cure for Chinese buffets?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ashes, Sackcloth, Woe and Despair! Election and Lenten Specials at the Outrage Outlet! at February 09, 2016 02:08 PM (hLRSq)

362 >>>That next to the schoolgirl panty vending machine?

You would *not* believe the things you can get in vending machines in Japan.

Definitely Asia's dirty birds.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 02:09 PM (bpn7O)

363 Why? Upskirt photos.

I just have never understood the attraction of some blurry shot of a girl's legs in shadows. Even if you get that one in a million picture of someone going commando, there's a trillion pictures of far more clear and photogenic girl bits on the internet. It just makes no sense to me.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:10 PM (39g3+)

364 >>
I cant believe these asses. These are not natural.


Why did I click the link?
That is so gross, and the tattoos are disgusting, too.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 02:11 PM (NOIQH)

365 re 337: I'd say natural, if not they'd have a good case for wanting a refund. Yuck. They remind me of a black woman on the Jenny Jones show years ago, an overweight black woman dressed like a stripper who looked at a white woman in the audience and said "I could have any man I want... if I want, I could have your man." "Your man" as a reply was busy putting his fingers down his throat.

Posted by: Satan of Cloggenstein Vt at February 09, 2016 02:11 PM (qSIlh)

366 363 Why? Upskirt photos.

I just have never understood the attraction of some blurry shot of a girl's legs in shadows. Even if you get that one in a million picture of someone going commando, there's a trillion pictures of far more clear and photogenic girl bits on the internet. It just makes no sense to me.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:10 PM (39g3+)

The excitement of the covert element of taking the picture, I guess.

Posted by: joncelli, that troll with the hand puppet at February 09, 2016 02:12 PM (RD7QR)

367 Didn't Tom Selleck make a movie about this?
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 02:04 PM (maOV6)

If he did, I missed it.

That's what you give to the girl waiting outside the locker room, later.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:05 PM (39g3+)

I didn't even think of that, but yeah, that makes sense.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 02:12 PM (u0lmX)

368 I worked for a number of years for the US branch of a Japanese insurance company. I despise Japanese food and I had to endure enough dinners at authentic Japanese restaurants that I get sick just thinking of it. Fish eyes . they eat freaking fish eyes!

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 09, 2016 02:13 PM (AEEhl)

369 363 Why? Upskirt photos.

I just have never understood the attraction of some blurry shot of a girl's legs in shadows. Even if you get that one in a million picture of someone going commando, there's a trillion pictures of far more clear and photogenic girl bits on the internet. It just makes no sense to me.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:10 PM (39g3+)


---------------


It's the journey, not the destination.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 02:13 PM (Fmupd)

370 >>>Fermented soybeans?...

It's the sticky goo they come in that really creeped me out. Despite the mortification, I had to say no to my hosts, who eventually allowed that natto is a bit of an acquired taste.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 09, 2016 02:13 PM (bpn7O)

371 zero hedge just worked for me.

Posted by: Satan of Cloggenstein Vt at February 09, 2016 02:14 PM (qSIlh)

372
Cellulite and tattoos--who WOULDN'T be enthralled looking at that??

Posted by: irongrampa at February 09, 2016 02:14 PM (P/8aq)

373 @368: "Fish eyes . they eat freaking fish eyes!"

You still wake up sometimes, don't you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the fish.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 02:14 PM (21hN3)

374 Why did I click the link?
That is so gross, and the tattoos are disgusting, too.




Rule #1 of the HQ: NEVER click a link.
Rule #2 Never admit to clicking a link.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 02:14 PM (Y42RP)

375 Didn't Tom Selleck make a movie about this?

Mr Baseball, it wasn't too bad. I think there were a couple films about that but I don't remember the others very well.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:14 PM (39g3+)

376 I just have never understood the attraction of some blurry shot of a
girl's legs in shadows. Even if you get that one in a million picture
of someone going commando, there's a trillion pictures of far more clear
and photogenic girl bits on the internet. It just makes no sense to
me.
============

Here's what makes sense to me: That scene in Animal House where the kid is saying his bedtime prayers when a half-nikkid sorority girl comes flying through the bedroom window. That's the American Way.

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 02:15 PM (JBggj)

377
I cant believe these asses. These are not natural.


1. I expected this to be a link to the newest example of GOPe dumbassery.

2. Cottage cheese thighs is not an attractive look.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 09, 2016 02:15 PM (X6fMO)

378 >>In a culture that doesn't wear uniforms, hides in the populace, and his hidden by people in town, there are no civilians.

Yeah, how many times have we seen a tweeted photo of an elementary school-aged ISIS kid actively killing, or playing with the decapitated head an ISIS foe? What is to be done with these kids --- are they salvagable, or will they just become the next generation of jihadi murderers?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 02:15 PM (NOIQH)

379 Didn't Tom Selleck make a movie about this?
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 02:04 PM (maOV6)

If he did, I missed it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:05 PM (39g3+)


Mr. Baseball (1992).

Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 02:16 PM (Ix+HS)

380 That scene in Animal House where the kid is saying his bedtime prayers when a half-nikkid sorority girl comes flying through the bedroom window. That's the American Way.

John Belushi hopping the ladder over to see the sorority girl's undressing. Classic.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:16 PM (39g3+)

381
Trump WILL MAKE UPSKIRT PHOTOS GREAT AGAIN!

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 09, 2016 02:16 PM (RcpcZ)

382 I love Thai and Indian food. Japanese is sort of meh by comparison, IMO. I'll eat sushi and even crave it on rare occasions, but if it disappeared from the earth tomorrow, I wouldn't care that much.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 02:17 PM (u0lmX)

383 OMG. Oil is 27 per barrel and OPEC is increasing pumping.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 09, 2016 02:17 PM (zOTsN)

384 are they salvagable, or will they just become the next generation of jihadi murderers?

Did the generation of kids trained to be brutal murderers in Vietnam ever turn out okay? I dunno. Just seems to me the job of a military is to kill the bad guys and break their stuff, not worry about how it looks or how old the targets are.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:18 PM (39g3+)

385 378 >>In a culture that doesn't wear uniforms, hides in the populace, and his hidden by people in town, there are no civilians.

Yeah, how many times have we seen a tweeted photo of an elementary school-aged ISIS kid actively killing, or playing with the decapitated head an ISIS foe? What is to be done with these kids --- are they salvagable, or will they just become the next generation of jihadi murderers?
Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 02:15 PM (NOIQH)


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They need to be killed with the rest of them. I'm tired of fucking with this whole death cult.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 02:18 PM (Fmupd)

386 Finally finished with DrewM's Cruz v Rubio thread. I usually can't hang on in those brawls for very long, but I stuck this one out.

So many non-regulars with the concern trollish opinions, so unlike the regulars who (mostly) write intelligently and (relatively) respectfully even in extreme disagreement.

There were some good, thought-provoking comments. And a couple of mine.

Need to de-tox now, though. Art thread is good for that.

Posted by: mindful webworker - toxicated at February 09, 2016 02:19 PM (wmyHK)

387 It's not the cellulite that's weird, it's all the shit they inject into their butts. You can see it sagging unnaturally and the huge lumps in it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 02:19 PM (iQIUe)

388 Reading local news, which is always a joy. Some woman was assaulted and this is what the story says: 'When the attack was over the assailant reportedly washed himself with bleach and Pine Sol demanded his victim make him some Ramen Noodles and drank beer."

People are nuts.

Posted by: Lea at February 09, 2016 02:19 PM (lIU4e)

389 OMG. Oil is 27 per barrel and OPEC is increasing pumping.
Posted by: ThunderB at February 09, 2016 02:17 PM (zOTsN)

Combine that with Sylvester Turner and we are screwed ThunderB.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 09, 2016 02:19 PM (AEEhl)

390 "Fish eyes . they eat freaking fish eyes!"

You still wake up sometimes, don't you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the fish.



Wake up and hear them blindly bumping into the sides of the tank.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 02:19 PM (Y42RP)

391 There are going to be bankruptcies in TX

Posted by: ThunderB at February 09, 2016 02:20 PM (zOTsN)

392 "Oil is 27 per barrel and OPEC is increasing pumping."

I note the Horde members who are running down Zero Hedge (where admittedly the comments section are a fever swamp), but if it weren't for ZH, I would have missed the bit about how that old scoundrel Boone Pickens was aggressively talking up the potential of oil to "double by the end of the year" to business journalists, while simultaneously and quietly liquidating every last one of his own investments in oil.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 09, 2016 02:20 PM (noWW6)

393 How could he do a self-portrait from so far away?

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2016 02:20 PM (vsbNu)

394 They keep saying ISIS is going to attack us soon. Of course, innocent people getting harmed would be horrible but I would welcome the opportunity to go bat shit crazy on them and their enablers here and abroad.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 02:20 PM (iQIUe)

395 Here's your up skirt! I'm sitting on a copy machine without Depends! *hic*

Posted by: Hillary 2016 at February 09, 2016 02:21 PM (u0o1v)

396 Oil is 27 per barrel and OPEC is increasing pumping.

Hard to avoid the idea that the Saudis want a Democrat to win in November.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:21 PM (39g3+)

397 Had a close relative who went to Japan and studied meditation at a Zen Buddhist monastery.

Said he had a hard time just keeping his mantra going. He said, Beatles tunes kept running through his mind.

And every time they did, the teacher would come up and whack him on the head.

"We were talking... about the space between us all..."

Posted by: mindful webworker - then it's far too late when they pass away ay ay at February 09, 2016 02:21 PM (wmyHK)

398 How could he do a self-portrait from so far away?

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2016 02:20 PM (vsbNu)


Stealth ninja artist.

Posted by: RickZ at February 09, 2016 02:22 PM (Ix+HS)

399 OMG. Oil is 27 per barrel and OPEC is increasing pumping.



They can keep pumping it until it pours out on the ground.
If consumption is down, storage costs will go thru the roof.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 02:22 PM (Y42RP)

400 This is all Saudi and Iran playing chicken. How long Saudi can keep this up when only 9k families get all the oil money. Somebody's govt is gonna fall

Posted by: ThunderB at February 09, 2016 02:23 PM (zOTsN)

401 "Oil is 27 per barrel and OPEC is increasing pumping."

When gasoline hits bottom, I'm going buy 5,000 gallons and store it at the bottom of my swimming pool. I am not going through another Carter gas crisis when the pendulum swings back.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 02:23 PM (iIzG7)

402 Zero Hedge? I'm convinced that half of the commenters are bored grad students and NSA types who are testing chat bots.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 02:24 PM (21hN3)

403 >> Just seems to me the job of a military is to kill the bad guys and
break their stuff, not worry about how it looks or how old the targets
are.

I wish our military still did that. No good can come from being PC about fighting ISIS.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 02:24 PM (NOIQH)

404 Its gawker but the article is pretty good. How Hillary gets the coverage she wants from the legacy media:

http://tinyurl.com/j3xzj2o

Pretty brutal and damning stuff

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:24 PM (39g3+)

405 I read somewhere that SA's social welfare spending requires a minimum price of $75/barrel. In any case, there's another bill that will have to be paid - one way or another.

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 02:24 PM (JBggj)

406 TWO noods, Horde! Instant enstompening!

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 02:26 PM (iIzG7)

407 394 They keep saying ISIS is going to attack us soon. Of course, innocent people getting harmed would be horrible but I would welcome the opportunity to go bat shit crazy on them and their enablers here and abroad.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 09, 2016 02:20 PM (iQIUe)

If they were smart, they'd wait until after the election to improve the Dems chances of winning. Like Barry, I'm pretty sure Hill or Bernie would rather focus on persecuting their domestic enemies than going after ISIS. Given that the average LIV has the attention span and vision of an eyeless Japanese fish, the San Bern attack will be forgotten by November if there are no other big attacks between now and the election.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 02:26 PM (u0lmX)

408 #367: I found the Tom Selleck movie, it was called "Mr. Baseball" and it came out in 1992.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 02:26 PM (maOV6)

409 They can keep pumping it until it pours out on the ground.
If consumption is down, storage costs will go thru the roof.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 02:22 PM (Y42RP)


They're trying to drive the frackers out of business.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 09, 2016 02:27 PM (maOV6)

410 Juiced job numbers, low prices at the pump

They will slap a 10 bucks a barrel tax while prices are low

After the election prices will jack and the tax will stay

This is no coincidence

Posted by: ThunderB at February 09, 2016 02:27 PM (zOTsN)

411 When gasoline hits bottom, I'm going buy 5,000 gallons and store it at the bottom of my swimming pool. I am not going through another Carter gas crisis when the pendulum swings back.

At this rate, the swing back will be because the ME fields are all radioactive and goods can no longer move across oceans effectively.

Yet another reason to consider crash reindustrialization for the US: "comparative advantage" only works in the absence of externalities like general total warfare.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 09, 2016 02:27 PM (9krrF)

412
are they salvagable, or will they just become the next generation of jihadi murderers?

Did the generation of kids trained to be brutal murderers in Vietnam ever turn out okay? I dunno. Just seems to me the job of a military is to kill the bad guys and break their stuff, not worry about how it looks or how old the targets are.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 02:18 PM (39g3+)








Pretty sure the Viets just turned their killers inwards, towards re-educating recalcitrant capitalist running dogs that refused to accept the inevitability of the worker's paradise (along with a side trip through war with China in '79).

But a big difference is that for the Viets, genocide was largely a matter of politics alone, for the mohammedans it's politics, religion, tribalism and culture all mixed together in a toxic stew.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 09, 2016 02:27 PM (smLWk)

413 *Two* new threads. Unless one was pulled, of course.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 09, 2016 02:27 PM (GDulk)

414 #399

They can keep pumping it until it pours out on the ground.

If consumption is down, storage costs will go thru the roof.

===============
Yep.

Parked tankers filled with crude all over the world.

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 02:27 PM (JBggj)

415 But a big difference is that for the Viets, genocide was largely a matter of politics alone, for the mohammedans it's politics, religion, tribalism and culture all mixed together in a toxic stew.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 09, 2016 02:27 PM (smLWk)


I saw Toxic Stew open for Megadeath in 1984. They later split up over creative differences. And drugs. Mainly drugs.

Posted by: troyriser at February 09, 2016 02:30 PM (WuTfJ)

416 402
Zero Hedge? I'm convinced that half of the commenters are bored grad students and NSA types who are testing chat bots.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 02:24 PM (21hN3)

Whatever you do....DON'T. READ. THE. COMMENTS.

Posted by: redclay at February 09, 2016 02:30 PM (n5+7R)

417 "are they salvagable, or will they just become the next generation of jihadi murderers?"

Caedite eos; novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 02:30 PM (iIzG7)

418 Hard to avoid the idea that the Saudis want a Democrat to win in November.

---


What the Saudis want is Assad out. they will bankrupt Russia, and harelip Iran in order to make that happen. The US producers are mostly collateral damage, winked at by the US regime.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 09, 2016 02:34 PM (Qvgg/)

419 @170
I' having all kinds of trouble w/ the site today too. Right now I can't copy anything and it's been crashing a lot.
Did have youtube up on another tab. It would start up on its own. Closing it down seemed to help.

Posted by: Farmer at February 09, 2016 02:36 PM (3hlFs)

420 416 402
Zero Hedge? I'm convinced that half of the commenters are bored grad students and NSA types who are testing chat bots.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 02:24 PM (21hN3)

The other half are sitting in houses in Russia getting paid to post. It's an anti-west propaganda site.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 09, 2016 02:42 PM (OvUux)

421 "How could he do a self-portrait from so far away?
Posted by: logprof"

The secret is to run *very fast*.

Posted by: Remo Williams at February 09, 2016 03:02 PM (mCCjE)

422 Beautiful pic. I love classic Japanese artwork.

Posted by: Corona at February 09, 2016 03:39 PM (ragzU)

423 You know, Japan is nice, but to me the great mystery is France; to wit--why does the Frenchman Jean Luc Picard act like an Americanized Englishman? Does no French culture exist in the 24th century, or does Jean Luc have some family history we are not aware, an ancestor from those lands?

Posted by: Random comment from nowhere at February 09, 2016 06:13 PM (J3UIw)

424 Was this from the same dude who did the Weezer album cover 20 yrs ago?

I'm too lazy to look it up.

Posted by: jagamo at February 09, 2016 07:25 PM (F8CD3)

425 L'Elle

f tucker fish at g mail dot com

Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 09:00 PM (OUpHg)

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