Overnight Open Thread (2-17-2016)

Why Twitter Sucks: Shadowbanning and Censored Timelines

Rumours that Twitter has begun 'shadowbanning' politically inconvenient users have been confirmed by a source inside the company, who spoke exclusively to Breitbart Tech. His claim was corroborated by a senior editor at a major publisher.

According to the source, Twitter maintains a 'whitelist' of favoured Twitter accounts and a 'blacklist' of unfavoured accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritised in search results, even if they're not the most popular among users. Meanwhile, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users' timelines.

Our source was backed up by a senior editor at a major digital publisher, who told Breitbart that Twitter told him it deliberately whitelists and blacklists users. He added that he was afraid of the site's power, noting that his tweets could disappear from users' timelines if he got on the wrong side of the company.

Shadowbanning, sometimes known as "Stealth Banning" or "Hell Banning," is commonly used by online community managers to block content posted by spammers. Instead of banning a user directly (which would alert the spammer to their status, prompting them to create a new account), their content is merely hidden from public view.

For site owners, the ideal shadowban is when a user never realizes he's been shadowbanned.

However, Twitter isn't merely targeting spammers. For weeks, users have been reporting that tweets from populist conservatives, members of the alternative right, cultural libertarians, and other anti-PC dissidents have disappeared from their timelines.

And investors seem to have soured on Twitter as well.

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Why So Many Millennials Are Socialists

Or at least favorably inclined towards socialism. At lot of it is that they're not familiar with the conditions of truly socialist countries like the old USSR and East Bloc countries - instead they imagine socialism to be something like how the Scandinavian countries are (note that the Scandinavian countries today are far less socialist now than they ever were - and they weren't that socialist - which is the main reason they're doing well economically).

And then you have the fact that the Everyone Gets a Trophy mindset is really only a hop, skip, and jump from the classic Marxist idea of "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs". And because wanting something is pretty much the same thing as needing it these days. Come on bro - share the wealth.

Shorter Washington Post: OMG Jeb Bush Is Involved With Nazis!!!!!!

So, so much stupid. Here's the starting point: Jeb Bush received a custom FNX-45 handgun while campaigning at the FN factory in SC yesterday. See if you have trace out the convoluted WaPo logic from this single fact.

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Soon You'll Be Able to Fly Direct From the US to Cuba

Effect on hijacking destinations: unclear.

CDR Salamander on the Flower Corvette Class and 'The Cruel Sea'

In 1939 with war imminent the Royal Navy was desperate to get more ships and came up with the cheap and ugly but effective Flower Corvette class of ships which ultimately helped win the Battle of the Atlantic:

They were a stop-gap measure to take the strain of convoy protection until large numbers of larger vessels - destroyers and frigates - could be produced. Their simple design using parts common to merchant shipping meant they could be constructed in small commercial shipyards all over the United Kingdom and eastern Canada where larger ships like destroyers could not be built. Additionally, the use of commercial machinery meant that the largely reserve and volunteer crews that manned them were familiar with their operation.

...Service on corvettes was cold, wet, monotonous and uncomfortable. The ships were nicknamed "the pekingese of the ocean". They had a reputation of being very bad at rolling in heavy seas, with 80-degree rolls (that is, 40 degrees each side of the normal upright position) (check out the pics here) being fairly common - according to Nicholas Monsarrat they "would roll on wet grass" - however, they were very seaworthy ships, and no seaman was ever lost overboard from a Flower during WW2.

Flower corvettes provided the main escort duties during the critical Battle of the Atlantic, and so were in the thick of the fight. Their primary aim was to ensure that merchantmen survived the crossing rather than sink U-boats, and so if a convoy encountered a U-boat a typical action would involve the corvette forcing the submarine to dive (thus limiting its speed and manoeverability) and keeping it underwater (and pre-occupied with avoiding depth charge attack) long enough for the convey to pass unmolested. This tactic was stretched to the limits when the U-boats made a 'wolf-pack' attack, intended to swamp the convoy's defences, and the Flower's low top speed made effective pursuit of a surfaced U-boat impossible.

For a semi-fictional account of what it was like serving on a flower corvette during WWII I highly recommend 'The Cruel Sea' by Nicholas Monsarrat, possibly one of the best books on WWII naval warfare ever written. It's been about 15 years since I last read it but I still vividly remember some of the scenes and characters including a sub-plot that ends up being a gut-punch to the reader.

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After Cutbacks Norwegian Military Close to Bankruptcy, Orders Personnel to Turn In Pistols To Save Money
The Norwegian military has experienced a significant budget drawdown in 2016. According to the article, several sections of the Norwegian armed forces are understaffed or not staffed at all. Given Norway's close proximity to Russia, one can only speculate how the Norwegian government believes it can secure the defense of the country against growing tensions in the East.

The Norwegian military uses the P80, their variant of the Glock 17. It was adopted in 1982.

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Why The SAT Will Always Be 'Unfair'

The push to change the SAT because of fairness concerns struck us as silly, and these new complaints strike us as silly as well. Of course the SAT favors, and has always favored, wealthy who went to good schools, and of course it penalizes students who went to bad schools, or whose parents are undereducated, or who don't speak English well. We have the terms "privileged" and "disadvantaged" for a reason: Some people are born into more fortunate circumstances than others. Tinkering with the SAT won't change this fundamental fact of life.

Remember that the SAT was invented in part to give students from unfamiliar-to-the-admissions-staff high schools equal footing with those from well known prep schools.

An OSINT Analysis of the Militia Communications, Equipment and Frequencies Used During the Oregon Standoff

An interesting read in spite of the occasional snarky tone. One point the author misses in his focus on encryption is that often the ability to communicate with others quickly and easily over short distances is so useful that it swamps any disadvantage from opponents being able to listen in. And the sub-$30 Baofeng radios are nearly ideal for this application. I've got a couple UV-5Rs and they're amazingly robust and functional (the stock antennas are shit though) and cheap enough to keep one and a spare in every car.

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PETA Cancels 'Greased Pig on Ice' Protest After Learning No Pigs Involved

9 Vicious Killers And The Women Who Love Them

Well unavailable bad-boys are totally dreamy. This is known.

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20 Jokes For Smart People

And some of the more edumacated schmarty-pants morons.

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The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

Tonight's post brought to you by a life of mediocre professional bowling:

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Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. Stall #3 was not cleaned properly last night. There will be consequences. Happy fun consequences.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:10 PM




Comments

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1 Ah, new ONT smell!

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2016 11:12 PM (GUBah)

2 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 17, 2016 11:14 PM (EzgxV)

3 Three...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:14 PM (OQ9R7)

4 So not only does Twitter suck as a form of internet communication it sucks on every other level as well.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2016 11:15 PM (qUNWi)

5 Howdy-ho....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 17, 2016 11:15 PM (sTJ4W)

6 Back in the bad old days the USSR was held up as a bad example like the ne'er do well punk down the street that your mother told you to not be like.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:16 PM (FkBIv)

7 To Hell with Twitter.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:16 PM (OQ9R7)

8 top 10

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2016 11:16 PM (AkOaV)

9 NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:16 PM (OQ9R7)

10 Hoooooooorde

Who have we pissed off?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:17 PM (GEICT)

11 Tonight's post brought to you by a life of mediocre professional bowling:>>>

If I only read this before the SATs/quitting college.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:17 PM (r6bSH)

12 ...and there it is. Just like the olden days.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:17 PM (OQ9R7)

13 That the Japanese guy that got killed?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 17, 2016 11:17 PM (sTJ4W)

14 Woot woot ONT

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

15 Millennials are socialists because they believe "socialism" is "happy Nordic people enjoying free shit", and not the hellhole of Soviet totalitarianism. They also implicitly ignore current socialist examples like North Korea and Venezuela due to their racist noblesse oblige impulse, that those brown people are doing it wrong and therefore isn't "real socialism"

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 17, 2016 11:18 PM (uZNvH)

16 Hola all.

Still catching up on last thread. Probably won't be back tonight. Take care.

Posted by: Blano at February 17, 2016 11:18 PM (heN73)

17 6 Back in the bad old days the USSR was held up as a bad example like the ne'er do well punk down the street that your mother told you to not be like.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:16 PM (FkBIv)



My dad and I were just talking about this the other day. He was stunned and dismayed that the Soviets and the difference between socialism/communism and capitalism are no longer explicitly taught.

I really ruined his day when I explained that they weren't taught when I was in high school. And I graduated almost 20 years ago.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:19 PM (GEICT)

18 Swedish Feminists are Objectively Pro-Rape

Previously we have seen how "Intersectional Feminism" leads to the "Feminist" position that protecting rapists is more "Feminist" (in a intersectional way) and thus more important than protecting women from Rape. In that article, the image that was originally used was photoshopped to change "refugees" to "rapists" and has since been updated with the original photo. The argument still stood, but perhaps the photoshopped picture was more honest than previously thought.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11097

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 17, 2016 11:19 PM (vBeA5)

19 By the time I read this content, it'll be too late to read the comments.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:19 PM (kKHcp)

20 The US Military has been doing SIGINT for a very .. long .. time, and they are very good at it.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:20 PM (QeI1K)

21 "The Cruel Sea" is an excellent look at the Battle of the Atlantic.

The movie version isn't bad but soooo much stuff is left out.

"Bangers, please!"

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 17, 2016 11:20 PM (h53OH)

22 As Bill Whittle has said: the only reason the scandinavian countries could afford to be the "good" kind of socialist is because the evil, capitalist American taxpayer paid to protect them from the bad kind.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 17, 2016 11:21 PM (zmW4B)

23 "Jeb Bush received a custom FNX-45 handgun while campaigning in SC yesterday."

I don't know much about modern FN handguns. That good?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 17, 2016 11:21 PM (6gfDv)

24 Been watching Property Brothers on Netflix. Its kind of a fun show but... holy CRAP those houses are expensive; where the heck are they?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:21 PM (39g3+)

25 219 Flower class corvettes were built. Not only did the Royal Navy use them, so did the US Navy ( 10 ), the Free French ( 9 ), and several other navies.

http://uboat.net/allies/warships/class/42.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 17, 2016 11:22 PM (flLTe)

26 Where everybody go?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 17, 2016 11:22 PM (YEV97)

27 Back in the bad old days the USSR was held up as a bad example like the ne'er do well punk down the street that your mother told you to not be like.

So you're saying that we have become the people our parents warned us about.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 17, 2016 11:22 PM (rwI+c)

28 -Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 17, 2016 11:18 PM (uZNvH)

They never experienced the dichotomy between the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union. The word means nothing to them.

The Socialist Union teachers and the Communist Professors have created an alternate reality within their cloistered bubble.

Let's not forget the Parents' absentee role in this 'Dystopian', (sp), nightmare either.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:22 PM (OQ9R7)

29 OK, I don't get #12 of the 20 jokes for smart people.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 17, 2016 11:22 PM (Nwg0u)

30 Re Twitter manipulation and censorship, anyone who's ever created, or been involved in, a successful right-leaning hashtag can tell you how infrequently they ever appear in the "trending" box.

Brent Cochran and I have had hashtags eliminated from the search function before.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 17, 2016 11:23 PM (8PbKi)

31 holy CRAP those houses are expensive; where the heck are they?

A lot of the more expensive episodes are in Toronto and Vancouver I think.

Posted by: no good deed at February 17, 2016 11:23 PM (GgxVX)

32
Been watching Property Brothers on Netflix. Its kind of a fun show
but... holy CRAP those houses are expensive; where the heck are they?>>>

Pretty sure they deal in Canada on those shows.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:23 PM (r6bSH)

33 Let's not forget the Parents' absentee role in this 'Dystopian', (sp), nightmare either.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:22 PM (OQ9R7)



Forget it/them? They're the main culprit.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:23 PM (GEICT)

34 "Let's not forget the Parents' absentee role in this 'Dystopian', (sp), nightmare either."

Public Education is daycare for working class parents.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:24 PM (QeI1K)

35 re: Twitter
So the question is, is their stock tanking because of their leftist policies, or are they implementing leftist policies because the money people are demanding it? Although they have always been tilted leftward, the timing suggests that their new policies may be a response to investor demands. Their value is declining so they have to appease their financial overlords.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2016 11:24 PM (R+30W)

36 Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 17, 2016 11:18 PM (uZNvH)

Forget about Venezuela: they even ignore countries like Greece or Portugal that are among the most socialist countries in Europe. It's all about Scandinavia even though nordic countries are far less socialist than a couple of decades ago - they just want to bring over the worst those countries have to offer while ignoring the good things (very deregulated school systems or labor market, for example).

Posted by: Abali at February 17, 2016 11:24 PM (89I+i)

37 Brent Cochran and I have had hashtags eliminated from the search function before.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 17, 2016 11:23 PM (8PbKi)



Heh. Heheheheheheheh.

#KeithOlbermannDailyJournal

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:24 PM (GEICT)

38 "Forget it/them? They're the main culprit."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:23 PM (GEICT)

Indeed, Sir.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:24 PM (OQ9R7)

39 Maet, you go through a lot of effort to put these things together, and I just wanted to tell you that I enjoy them. I appreciate it.

Posted by: Last at February 17, 2016 11:24 PM (8HiDF)

40 The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Montserrat is one of my favorites, I have read it many times. I heartily recommend it as a history and a snapshot of how simple industrial warfare was back then. His writing is terrific.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2016 11:24 PM (TnUKj)

41 "Remember that the SAT was invented in part to give students from unfamiliar-to-the-admissions-staff high schools equal footing with those from well known prep schools."

Actually, a lot of the reason was to shame Ivy League schools into admitting more Jews, who had been previously denigrated as "not well-rounded, insufficiently social, too narrowly focused on academics", etc.

Worked, too.

Now, of course, the SAT is still around, but the Ivy League schools no longer have any shame rejecting Asians with high SAT scores, using exactly the same excuses they used to keep out Jews.

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 17, 2016 11:25 PM (xnAyb)

42 And I graduated almost 20 years ago.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:19 PM (GEICT)

Yikes, old.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2016 11:25 PM (AkOaV)

43 Charles Johnson is having an orgasm.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 17, 2016 11:26 PM (LoRcb)

44 Yikes, old.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2016 11:25 PM (AkOaV)



Eh. I'm 34. Not that old.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:26 PM (GEICT)

45 Forget it/them? They're the main culprit.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk

Exactly. All those years of "If the kid who busted his ass to be the best at something gets a trophy, then my little lardass who sat on the bench eating boogers the whole time damn well better get a trophy too" mindset is coming home to roost.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 17, 2016 11:26 PM (zmW4B)

46 I hear the kids use snapchat and instagram now. Not Twitter.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 17, 2016 11:26 PM (egOGm)

47 Yikes, old.

*snort* You're all puppies.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 17, 2016 11:26 PM (rwI+c)

48 No FN's here. No reason, just ain't happened. I'm hear good things.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 17, 2016 11:26 PM (YEV97)

49 the only reason the scandinavian countries could afford to be the "good" kind of socialist is because the evil, capitalist American taxpayer paid to protect them from the bad kind.

Exactly, all that budget they would have spent on defending themselves, they spent on making their people dependent and have less freedom.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:26 PM (39g3+)

50 "Yikes, old."
-Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2016 11:25 PM (AkOaV)

You be good there, Kid. I can still block and tackle.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (OQ9R7)

51 "Bangers, please!"
Posted by: Comrade Arthur

"Snorkers! Good-oh!"

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (TnUKj)

52 Jeb Bush received a custom FNX-45 handgun while campaigning in SC yesterday.

I'm just going to assume that's an impeachable offense.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (mxCgt)

53 I don't even blame the millenials for those socialist tendencies.
I blame us. We let this happen. The long march through the institutions and all that.
It all worked.
Every bit of it.
For the love of pete, we have a full on commie in the White House.

Posted by: navybrat at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (8QGte)

54 Giving up on this android piece of crap and going to bed.

Looks like an awesome ONT, ill read it tomorrow

Posted by: Dave in Fla at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (kBIIG)

55 Spent a pleasant evening not participating in the world-as-constituted.

As a straight man, I'll let slip a little secret: there's nothing so seductive as the "sly eyes and slow smile." That one's universal, and is something no daughter of Eve need ever be taught.

Firmware, I think they call that particular sort of programming. And firm is quite the proper term to apply to it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (/33sy)

56 Let Twitter become an echo chamber of leftism.
That will kill it dead, as leftism needs someone to hate, some "other" to hold themselves up against.

Or maybe they'll eventually turn on each other, because they need someone to hate, ...

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (kKHcp)

57 Note about the SAT.

Obama was not even a National Achievement Scholar.

Posted by: Lauren at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (3DIzJ)

58 G'Night, Dave in Fla.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:28 PM (OQ9R7)

59 I hear the kids use snapchat and instagram now. Not Twitter.

Yeah, Twitter and Facebook are old people territory. 35+

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:28 PM (39g3+)

60 And I graduated almost 20 years ago.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:19 PM (GEICT)



Yikes, old.>>>

Shit I've been at the same job after school (including college) for 30 years. I must be dead.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:28 PM (r6bSH)

61 59 I hear the kids use snapchat and instagram now. Not Twitter.

Yeah, Twitter and Facebook are old people territory. 35+
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:28 PM (39g3+)


Along with email and wearing watches.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (pAlYe)

62 Yikes, old.
*snort* You're all puppies.
Posted by: Grump928(C)


Really. I graduated from High School in 1969.
Back when the USSR really was a bad example.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (FkBIv)

63 -Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (/33sy)

You're a slick-one, aren't you?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (OQ9R7)

64 Obama was not even a National Achievement Scholar.

It shows ...

Posted by: Adriane the Educational Critic ... at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (AoK0a)

65 Everybody goes and hides when the ONT hits these days.



Does my "Fcuk You" or " Go to Hell" button work anymore?




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (YEV97)

66 Obama was not even a National Achievement Scholar.

Not even a semi-finalist.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (rwI+c)

67 24 Been watching Property Brothers on Netflix. Its kind of a fun show but... holy CRAP those houses are expensive; where the heck are they?
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:21 PM (39g3+)

Old episodes were in Ontario I believe. They've moved to the states since then I believe. My girls love those damn property shows

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (voOPb)

68 SJWs are to organizations
As army ants are to a wounded wildebeest

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (LnFC3)

69 I graduated from college 22 years ago. A few years ago I decided to go back and take a few classes.

It was too freaking easy. Grade inflation like I never could have dreamed of.

Anyway, I quit. And I am not known for being a quitter.

Posted by: CozMark at February 17, 2016 11:30 PM (CbGSW)

70 "The Cruel Sea" is an excellent look at the Battle of the Atlantic.

The movie version isn't bad but soooo much stuff is left out.

-
Another good somewhat similar movie is 1942's In Which We Serve.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 17, 2016 11:30 PM (Nwg0u)

71 I wish I had something witty/intelligent to say, but I don't so I'm just gonna hang out here by the wall and watch the rest of you have fun.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:30 PM (4rzL1)

72 "Along with email and wearing watches."
-Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (pAlYe)

*HAH!*

I love my watches!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:30 PM (OQ9R7)

73 and wearing watches.
Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (pAlYe)


Oh, not true. Watches are making a big comeback, although ironically, and only as fashion.

My two nephews are into watches big time.
With huge cases, like 46mm big.
like wearing a kitchen clock on your wrist.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:31 PM (kKHcp)

74 Teflon Don. Just dawned on me.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 17, 2016 11:31 PM (pUDQf)

75 Along with email and wearing watches.

Which is dumb, because a watch is one of the few jewelry choices a man has, especially in an office or formal setting. I personally don't like a wristwatch but a pocketwatch is a great statement.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:31 PM (39g3+)

76 "Vatches? We don't need no stinking Vatches!" -- Cheech

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (QeI1K)

77 It was too freaking easy. Grade inflation like I never could have dreamed of.>>>

Fucking a warm bucket of water gets boring. So quitting is the wrong word.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (r6bSH)

78 73 and wearing watches.
Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (pAlYe)


Oh, not true. Watches are making a big comeback, although ironically, and only as fashion.

My two nephews are into watches big time.
With huge cases, like 46mm big.
like wearing a kitchen clock on your wrist.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:31 PM (kKHcp)


Apple and Droid Watches.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (zt+N6)

79 My two nephews are into watches big time.
With huge cases, like 46mm big.
like wearing a kitchen clock on your wrist.
Posted by: OneEyedJack

I got some they could borrow.

Posted by: Flava Flav at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (zmW4B)

80 Not even a semi-finalist.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February

But he does have a shiny Peace Prize!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (pUDQf)

81 Hey, where all da white frauleins at?

Posted by: Sheriff Achmed Mohammed at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (sl+zA)

82 Do what you're going to do, Northernlurker... lol.

I've heard that your trip went well and that is really, really cool!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (OQ9R7)

83
My two nephews are into watches big time.

With huge cases, like 46mm big.

like wearing a kitchen clock on your wrist.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:31 PM (kKHcp)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I worked with a guy who looked like he had a travel alarm clock on his wrist.

Posted by: CozMark at February 17, 2016 11:33 PM (CbGSW)

84 66 Obama was not even a National Achievement Scholar.


But he f*cked a sheep at a holiday inn express

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2016 11:33 PM (voOPb)

85 The US Military has been doing SIGINT for a very .. long .. time, and they are very good at it.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:20 PM (QeI1K)



Here's a little light reading that also pertains to the subject: http://tinyurl.com/zkqj7bg

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2016 11:33 PM (GUBah)

86 And I graduated almost 20 years ago.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:19 PM (GEICT)

Yikes, old.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2016 11:25 PM (AkOaV)

You call THAT old????

Posted by: Blano at February 17, 2016 11:33 PM (heN73)

87 Better hit the sheets.


Hasta,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 17, 2016 11:33 PM (tlZ6D)

88 63 -Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:27 PM (/33sy)

You're a slick-one, aren't you?
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:29 PM (OQ9R7)
***
Seduction is a dance, and it's an effort for both parties to keep time with the music.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:33 PM (/33sy)

89 "I worked with a guy who looked like he had a travel alarm clock on his wrist. "

Compensating for a small penis, obviously.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:33 PM (QeI1K)

90 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 17, 2016 11:33 PM (YJmuy)

91 I predict that when the government is able to peer into anyones smart phone, watches, notes, and meeting face toface will make a comeback

Posted by: ThunderB at February 17, 2016 11:34 PM (zOTsN)

92 Old episodes were in Ontario I believe.

Well Canadian dollars makes a bit more sense, but geeze still really expensive. Little cruddy houses for $650 grand.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:34 PM (39g3+)

93 Speaking of being hip, I just noticed the guys walking around with beards like Jeremiah Johnson are clearly using hair product on it.

Oooh, glossy.

It used to be de riguer that if you grew a beard big enough to hide a family of possums in it, you should by damned look like they actually lived in there.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2016 11:34 PM (q2o38)

94 20 Jokes For Smart People

And some of the more edumacated schmarty-pants morons.


I thought Chompsky's schtick was that you can't know if a joke is funny or not because language is wholly self-contained, and everyone should worship the nearest New Man of the Left.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2016 11:34 PM (AA6QE)

95 82 Do what you're going to do, Northernlurker... lol.

I've heard that your trip went well and that is really, really cool!
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (OQ9R7)
The trip was awesome.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:34 PM (4rzL1)

96 I got some they could borrow.
Posted by: Flava Flav at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (zmW4B)

close.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:34 PM (kKHcp)

97 "Seduction is a dance, and it's an effort for both parties to keep time with the music."
-Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:33 PM (/33sy)

Yeah. You're a Slick One.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:34 PM (OQ9R7)

98 If Apple was smart they would put the Apple watch in a big sexy metal watch casing.

Hotcakes.

I'm telling you.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2016 11:35 PM (qUNWi)

99 66 Obama was not even a National Achievement Scholar.

----------

He did get African-American Scholar of Relative Distinction.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2016 11:35 PM (sl+zA)

100 Yeah, I'm into watches big time. I'm wearing one right now. Don't be too jealous, but it's a Seiko. Yeah, Seiko. My watch fashion plan is to wait for Mrs. Splunge to buy me a watch for Christmas, and then I wear it for 10 years or so until it breaks, and then I wait, watchless, for the next Christmas.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2016 11:35 PM (LnFC3)

101
Fucking a warm bucket of water gets boring. So quitting is the wrong word.


Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:32 PM (r6bSH)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++
What would you call it? I feel bad that I started something and didn't get to my goal so I'm a quitter.

Posted by: CozMark at February 17, 2016 11:35 PM (CbGSW)

102 75 Along with email and wearing watches.

Which is dumb, because a watch is one of the few jewelry choices a man has, especially in an office or formal setting. I personally don't like a wristwatch but a pocketwatch is a great statement.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:31 PM (39g3+)
***
you're a man of nice taste, and fine judgment.

Informally, I wear a seiko 5 on my wrist.

Out and about, a lovely old silver-cased Elgin on a byzantine chain. Chain was my grandfather's - took me ages to find the watch to match it.

(He took the chain off a German in the war....)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:36 PM (/33sy)

103 Shout out to the "cruel sea" -- I read that as a bored child and it was mesmerizing. By the time "Jaws" cam out, all that talk about sharks was old hat to me.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 17, 2016 11:36 PM (LWu6U)

104 I'm a bit of an oddball about watches. I've long worn pocket watches, despite only being in my early thirties, and I'm not a hipster. People give me weird looks, but there's a reason for it. My first serious job was at a grocery store and involved cutting fruit every morning, and normal watchbands would collect juice and end up sticky and smelling like rotten fruit within a few weeks.

I worked there long enough that it became habit, and at this point, it's just a thing I do, even though I could just as easily fish out my smartphone to check the time.

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

105 Isn't the new thing to wear a Fitbit where a watch used to go?

Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:36 PM (r6bSH)

106 I like the idea of a pocket watch. Anyone know reputable makers?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 17, 2016 11:36 PM (pUDQf)

107 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February

Location, location.

Where I live a $200k house will run close to a million in Milwaukee or Madison burbs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

108 well now if jeb would strap his fancy new shootin iron on and head down to the border with some minutemen to run off some smugglers I might take a second look at him.

nice gun though.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 17, 2016 11:37 PM (vb33c)

109 I love my watch and it drives me crazy if I leave in a hurry and forget to put it on in the morning.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 17, 2016 11:37 PM (8PbKi)

110 4Eh. I'm 34. Not that old.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:26 PM (GEICT)

Decrepit. It's all downhill from here. Next thing you know you'll be drinking old people pussy swill like cotton candy flavored vodka.

Ducks & runs like hell...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 17, 2016 11:37 PM (Vm8WO)

111 Well Cuba is a socialist paradise --- for Castro and friends.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2016 11:37 PM (T/5A0)

112 My first serious job was at a grocery store and involved cutting fruit every morning

That was my summer job after high school and in college.

Posted by: no good deed at February 17, 2016 11:37 PM (GgxVX)

113 "The trip was awesome."
-Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:34 PM (4rzL1)

Might Christ's name be found by those whose Love is asked and answered!

Spread the Joy, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:38 PM (OQ9R7)

114 Next thing you know you'll be drinking old people pussy swill like cotton candy flavored vodka.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 17, 2016 11:37 PM (Vm8WO)



Nah, that's just that bitch, DC.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:38 PM (GEICT)

115 Moo moo wears only Patek Philippe because Rolex is for chumps.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2016 11:38 PM (sl+zA)

116 I have an art deco Elgin that was my grandmother's.

For a long time I wore it as jewelry, but I recently had it fixed so it's actually functional now.

Posted by: Lauren at February 17, 2016 11:38 PM (iweze)

117 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:36 PM (/33sy)



That's awesome, and now I need a better watch to keep up with this crowd...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 17, 2016 11:38 PM (HalrA)

118 I love my watch and it drives me crazy if I leave in a hurry and forget to put it on in the morning.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse


I never take mine off unless I'm taking a shower.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:38 PM (FkBIv)

119 What Twitter is good for is the rapid exchange of information. It isn't a "micro-blog" or even a "social app".

It's utility is being wide and open and responsive to what people would like.

The biggest drawback of any of these services, is that they are all owned Leftists who are lapping up data left and right.

There really needs to be non-propiatory alternatives, more aking to e-mail.

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) at February 17, 2016 11:38 PM (vBeA5)

120 So the question is, is their stock tanking because
of their leftist policies, or are they implementing leftist policies
because the money people are demanding it? Although they have always
been tilted leftward, the timing suggests that their new policies may be
a response to investor demands. Their value is declining so they have
to appease their financial overlords.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2016 11:24 PM (R+30W)


Why would investors demand that Twitter alienate a wide swath of potential and actual users.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 17, 2016 11:39 PM (NPofj)

121 We accept fruit cutters here.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2016 11:39 PM (qUNWi)

122 Informally, I wear a seiko 5 on my wrist.

Uncle Palpatine


Nice, and truly old school. Window on back so you can watch the movement do its thing if you're ever that bored.
How does yours keep time, accuracy-wise?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:39 PM (kKHcp)

123 104 I'm a bit of an oddball about watches. I've long worn pocket watches, despite only being in my early thirties, and I'm not a hipster. People give me weird looks, but there's a reason for it. My first serious job was at a grocery store and involved cutting fruit every morning, and normal watchbands would collect juice and end up sticky and smelling like rotten fruit within a few weeks.

I worked there long enough that it became habit, and at this point, it's just a thing I do, even though I could just as easily fish out my smartphone to check the time.


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



Today you probably wouldn't be able to wear a watch while doing that job due to food safety issues. At least you shouldn't be able to.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2016 11:39 PM (zt+N6)

124 I got this kick-ass Casio.

Posted by: Del Griffith at February 17, 2016 11:39 PM (zmW4B)

125 Eh. I'm 34. Not that old.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:26 PM (GEICT)

Well, compared to Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders I guess not.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2016 11:39 PM (AkOaV)

126
Fun Fact: More g'damned bears in Pennsylvania than you'd probably expect:

Pennsylvania hunters harvested a total of 3,748 bears in 2015, the third-highest tally in state history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today. And a whopping 68 of those bears topped the 500-pound mark.

AmmoLand.com

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 17, 2016 11:39 PM (kdS6q)

127 For some reason the first thing I do when I get home for the day is take off my socks.
The second thing is to take off my watch.

I'm just glad to be rid of them.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:40 PM (4rzL1)

128
During one of the many times of unemployment in my miserable loser life, I went for a job interview, not wearing a watch. One of the trick questions the interviewer asked me was 'what time is it?'

I pointed to the clock behind him and told him what it said.

Then I said, "I'm unemployed. I really don't care what time it is." I worked there two years.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:40 PM (QeI1K)

129 What would you call it? I feel bad that I started something and didn't get to my goal so I'm a quitter.>>>

Not gonna argue if quit is the right word. But was the time and money spent throwing good for bad at which point quitting makes sense?

Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:40 PM (r6bSH)

130 Anybody know of a good quality left handed watch that doesn't cost 8 thousand bucks?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 17, 2016 11:40 PM (/WPPJ)

131 I thought Chompsky's schtick was that you can't know if a joke is funny or not because language is wholly self-contained, and everyone should worship the nearest New Man of the Left.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2016 11:34 PM (AA6QE)


One of Chomsky's ideas was that humans have an innate universal grammar built into their brains. The fact that human languages have quite varying grammars was therefore due to this universal grammar structure being distorted by local conditions/traditions i.e. they weren't doing it 'right'.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:40 PM (pAlYe)

132 I pick up pocket watches just to have. It is a vice. I never wear then, I just wind them about once a year and let them tick down, hoping that will make them last.

Taking the back off of them is like looking at little mechanical lives.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2016 11:40 PM (q2o38)

133 I never take mine off unless I'm taking a shower.

****

After a leaky seal caused water to enter the casing and I had to pay to completely rebuild the inner workings, no more showers.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 17, 2016 11:41 PM (8PbKi)

134 I hate wearing any jewelry, necklaces, watches. So I don't.

But I do feel naked without pants.

Posted by: CozMark at February 17, 2016 11:41 PM (CbGSW)

135 My watch, FWIW, is a cheap Cardinal.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:41 PM (4rzL1)

136 Chomsky is 99% sophistry with a few decent thoughts on language. He basically talks a lot of vapid BS that sounds impressive because of big words and manipulative patterns but basically means nothing. It impresses weak intellects and the easily swayed, like Obama's speeches.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:41 PM (39g3+)

137 Anyone need me to explain those jokes for smart people for them?!

Posted by: Ben Roethlisburger at February 17, 2016 11:41 PM (H9MG5)

138 Well, three days in a row is not so bad, actually quite good. Oh well! We'll see what happens tomorrow night. Perhaps number 8. G'night all!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2016 11:41 PM (B8JRQ)

139 @125 I have boots older than the 2 of you

Ha

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

140 >>>29 OK, I don't get #12 of the 20 jokes for smart people.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 17, 2016 11:22 PM (Nwg0u)

-----
"Oct" and "Dec" refer to base 8 and base 10.
In base eight, 31 means three 8s and one 1 = 25 in base ten.

Posted by: Emmie at February 17, 2016 11:42 PM (ezXrF)

141 "I love my watch and it drives me crazy if I leave in a hurry and forget to put it on in the morning."
-Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 17, 2016 11:37 PM (8PbKi)

Me, too. I've gone through one, (cheap), watch on average every year due to labor and labor and some shit.

I've got Other Watches for important occasions, but I like to have them with me.

It is "A Thing".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:42 PM (OQ9R7)

142 117 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:36 PM (/33sy)



That's awesome, and now I need a better watch to keep up with this crowd...
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 17, 2016 11:38 PM (HalrA)
**
Estate sales and junk shops are your best bet.

Mine was non-functioning when I bought it - spent about 2 notes to get it running again.

Funny thing - I know a fellow from Dallas who does "watch-repair" for Rolex and his shop handles a few other luxury brands, as well.

How do they "repair" these watches, you ask?

Wipe away any images of them with loupes and microscopes fitting in new parts, etc.

They drop in a new movement, every single time, then polish the case and call it a day.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:42 PM (/33sy)

143 The second thing is to take off my watch.
I'm just glad to be rid of them.
Posted by: Northernlurker


Sounds like the scene in Easy Rider when the guy throws his watch away to symbolize freedom from something or other.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:43 PM (FkBIv)

144 "Anyone need me to explain those jokes for smart people for them?!"

Yes please, and thank you for the offer.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:43 PM (QeI1K)

145 One of Chomsky's ideas was that humans have an innate universal grammar built into their brains.

He's right, but he hasn't thought through the consequences of that truth. Why do all humans share a basic if corrupted language? The answer to that is very uncomfortable to his ideology and worldview.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:43 PM (39g3+)

146 Anybody know of a good quality left handed watch that doesn't cost 8 thousand bucks?>>>

Better than left handed. A cheap watch where you don't spill your drink when you check the time.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:44 PM (r6bSH)

147 143 The second thing is to take off my watch.
I'm just glad to be rid of them.
Posted by: Northernlurker

Sounds like the scene in Easy Rider when the guy throws his watch away to symbolize freedom from something or other.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:43 PM (FkBIv)

Yeah, that's the ticket. FREEDOM!

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:44 PM (4rzL1)

148 You don't fix a quartz action. I found that out trying to get a watch fixed for a friend.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2016 11:44 PM (q2o38)

149 122 Informally, I wear a seiko 5 on my wrist.

Uncle Palpatine


Nice, and truly old school. Window on back so you can watch the movement do its thing if you're ever that bored.
How does yours keep time, accuracy-wise?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:39 PM (kKHcp)
***
For what it is - a mass-produced automatic - it's good enough for my purposes. A few minutes here and there don't matter much; it's about accurate enough for most normal purposes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:44 PM (/33sy)

150 "Sounds like the scene in Easy Rider when the guy throws his watch away to symbolize freedom from something or other. "

Beer commercial, buzzing blackberry. Hand reaches for the beer, picks up phone. throws phone into the ocean.

Picks up beer.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:45 PM (QeI1K)

151 Great ONT Maet! ( as usual ). I'm 3/4 through reading The Cruel Sea right now. In fact, I'm late to the ONT because I decided to knock out 50 pages tonight. I bought it 10 years ago and never got around to it... always seeming to grab another book instead.

Then I read Sal's FBF when he mentioned the little Flowers and I knew I had to get with it. Good Oh! It's a good read and riveting.

Posted by: Yip at February 17, 2016 11:45 PM (e7T6D)

152 But I do feel naked without pants.

Posted by: CozMark at February 17, 2016 11:41 PM (CbGSW)


I'm pretty sure that wearing pants during the ONT is a barrel level offense...

Posted by: The Overnight Hat at February 17, 2016 11:45 PM (vBeA5)

153 Rubio cultists infesting HA?

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 17, 2016 11:45 PM (LoRcb)

154 I'm not a watch guy, but I do like looking at the watches in the catalogue they keep on airplanes used for international flights.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:45 PM (4rzL1)

155 ...and then Noam Chomsky says, "You know what's funny? Treason!" and he sides with the Enemies of the United States while giving them aid and comfort through intermediaries. "The Aristocrats!" he cries.


Enjoy your waitress. Tip your veal.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 17, 2016 11:46 PM (zp13i)

156 139 @125 I have boots older than the 2 of you

Ha
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

yikes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2016 11:46 PM (AkOaV)

157 146 Anybody know of a good quality left handed watch that doesn't cost 8 thousand bucks?>>>

Better than left handed. A cheap watch where you don't spill your drink when you check the time.
Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:44 PM (r6bSH)

-----------

That's the tough part. I have the stained shirts to prove it.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 17, 2016 11:46 PM (sl+zA)

158 I have a watch that I have recently started wearing again, along with ties

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 17, 2016 11:46 PM (uZNvH)

159 My problem is that I've never been able to afford a really good pocketwatch so they only last like, a year. The cheap ones die fast.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:46 PM (39g3+)

160 anyways, im out. work in the am and all that. night.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2016 11:46 PM (AkOaV)

161 For the 'ettes in case they missed it in the last thread.


Ryan Reynolds crashes the Eddie the Eagle Junket. In other words, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman together.

https://youtu.be/OqLVvj6Ks20

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2016 11:46 PM (zt+N6)

162 159 My problem is that I've never been able to afford a really good pocketwatch so they only last like, a year. The cheap ones die fast.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:46 PM (39g3+)

before I go -- pocketwatch?! What is this? 1851?

Or do you mean a cellphone?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2016 11:47 PM (AkOaV)

163 Anybody know of a good quality left handed watch that doesn't cost 8 thousand bucks?
Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 17, 2016 11:40 PM (/WPPJ)


Yes . . . But you have to put up with the stem being on the wrong side or the numbers being upside down.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2016 11:47 PM (q2o38)

164 Man I was so irresponsible tonight, I went to the gym, then I immediately went to Applebee's and had 4 beers :/

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 17, 2016 11:47 PM (uZNvH)

165 I'm still using a Casio G-shock of some model or another I got back in the early 90s. I'm on the third battery, and those things last a long time.

My Sunday go to meeting watch is some ancient Bulova that belonged to a great-uncle, and was given to me in the will by his wife, my great-aunt, upon her death. She kept it after his death and put in there it was to go to me.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 17, 2016 11:48 PM (dvuhZ)

166 "I'm pretty sure that wearing pants during the ONT is a barrel level offense..."
-Posted by: The Overnight Hat at February 17, 2016 11:45 PM (vBeA5)

I Agree...

And "X" gets the square!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:48 PM (OQ9R7)

167 I still have a tee shirt I printed 40 years ago, and a roadie shirt from 35.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 17, 2016 11:48 PM (rwI+c)

168 It is true being a mediocre professional bowler sucks. On the the other hand, being able to force march a corps in your rear without you realizing it has its advantages.

Posted by: Napoleon, Emperor of the French at February 17, 2016 11:48 PM (J3UIw)

169 Anybody know of a good quality left handed watch that doesn't cost 8 thousand bucks?
Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 17, 2016 11:40 PM (/WPPJ)



Well I certainly-diddily-do.

Posted by: Ned Flanders at February 17, 2016 11:48 PM (zt+N6)

170 164 Man I was so irresponsible tonight, I went to the gym, then I immediately went to Applebee's and had 4 beers :/
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 17, 2016 11:47 PM (uZNvH)

I went to the gym as well--saw an old guy with yoga pants, which put me off my supper.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:49 PM (4rzL1)

171
Ryan Reynolds crashes the Eddie the Eagle Junket. In other words, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman together.


That is a really funny interview, although I learned absolutely nothing about Eddie the Eagle.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:49 PM (39g3+)

172 Get lost, Harry... lol.

...and G'Night!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:49 PM (OQ9R7)

173 171
Ryan Reynolds crashes the Eddie the Eagle Junket. In other words, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman together.

That is a really funny interview, although I learned absolutely nothing about Eddie the Eagle.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:49 PM (39g3+)



Hence the "Crashed" portion of the title.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2016 11:50 PM (zt+N6)

174 I just want to know what time it is at a glance. Don't care about quality workmanship or glitz. I'm a cheapskate.
No mechanical movements.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:50 PM (FkBIv)

175 My problem is that I've never been able to afford a really good pocketwatch so they only last like, a year. The cheap ones die fast.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:46 PM (39g3+)

Well, everyone's idea of good and cheap vary widely with watches.
I have a Vitorinox pocket watch with a leather fob I won in a bar playing a video game. True story.
So, twenty years go by and this thing is in mint condition, I see them on Ebay for 150.
I thought it was a glorified toy, but it keeps good time.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:50 PM (kKHcp)

176 I only wear a watch during hunting season

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2016 11:50 PM (voOPb)

177 I remember when digital watches were all the rage. Meetings would inevitably be disrupted by all those watches chiming on the hour.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:51 PM (4rzL1)

178 Fuck me for even mentioning w**ches.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:51 PM (pAlYe)

179 Evening horde.

I think Jeb! may look more ghey holding that FN than TFG with his shotgun.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 17, 2016 11:51 PM (hlMPp)

180 174 I just want to know what time it is at a glance. Don't care about quality workmanship or glitz. I'm a cheapskate.
No mechanical movements.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:50 PM (FkBIv)
***
And these are all valid - it's a variation of the old Glock vs. Browning Hi-Power or 1911 or what-have-you.

They're qualitatively different means of accomplishing the same ends.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:51 PM (/33sy)

181 Bertram Cabot Jr - From last thread, 'Ransom of Red Chief of State'.

Well played sir, well played.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2016 11:52 PM (n22zQ)

182 178 Fuck me for even mentioning w**ches.
Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:51 PM (pAlYe)



This is all your fault.

*hand out*

Hand over the ONT keys mister. You're in time out.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:52 PM (GEICT)

183 Fuck me for even mentioning w**ches.
Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:51 PM



It's the Horde, man. Anything you say can be used against you!

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:52 PM (QeI1K)

184 That was one of the funniest bits in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio show was mocking people who think digital watches were cool - at the height of the digital watch craze. And he was right, in the future, people think they are dorky.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (39g3+)

185 I like to remind the youts of my family that we were willing to incinerate half the world and plunge most of humanity including ourselves into wailing death screams from pole to pole while hot plasma incinerated scores of cities - to avoid becoming slaves to the Soviet (Socialist) tyranny.

They can't grasp it entirely. MAD wasn't just a way to prevent war. It was a public evaluation of the worthlessness of being Not Free (soviet).

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (zp13i)

186 I'm relatively indifferent to watches but I love pens. I like a fine writing instrument.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (4rzL1)

187 Anyone know where I can find a good-quality onion to tie to my belt? The cheap ones I get at the grocery store keep rotting.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (LnFC3)

188 In 1988, I had a digital watch that had a temperature reading, as well as settings for New York, London, Moscow and Tokyo.

It also had a sweet-ass stopwatch.

*beep*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (OQ9R7)

189 Fuck me for even mentioning w**ches.
Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:51 PM (pAlYe)

yep. Just a toss-away line that meant nothing to you.
Funny what catches people's interest.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (kKHcp)

190 Wait, people are leaving Twitter?

Posted by: MySpace at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (6n332)

191 Wow. First time I got adjacked on the iPad.

When advertisers make life difficult that REALLY makes me want to spend money on their shit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (hlMPp)

192 178 Fuck me for even mentioning w**ches.


Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:51 PM (pAlYe)



Duh. They're something that is "shiny." You should have known better.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2016 11:54 PM (zt+N6)

193 Does anybody really know what time it is?

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

194 187 Anyone know where I can find a good-quality onion to tie to my belt? The cheap ones I get at the grocery store keep rotting.
Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (LnFC3)
***
That you, Abe?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:54 PM (/33sy)

195 Heh. I was just looking at a picture of myself from 20 years ago, wearing the same watch that I am now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2016 11:54 PM (n22zQ)

196 I have about 35-40 watches. Most are 1930's -50's watches. I love the medhnical part of them. Lots of nice old watches can be had for <$150 AFTER they have been cleaned and adjusted.

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or lesser value tibet at February 17, 2016 11:54 PM (lAXNl)

197 Oh, HEY SLAP!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2016 11:55 PM (GEICT)

198 Fuck me for even mentioning w**ches.>>>

Watches Wee donn neeed no Stenking Watches.

Posted by: Blazing saldes guys copying Treasure of the Sierra Madre guys at February 17, 2016 11:55 PM (r6bSH)

199 193 Does anybody really know what time it is?

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



That depends. Is the time on the website currently accurate?

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2016 11:55 PM (zt+N6)

200 My favorite watch? One I got from Kellog's, by sending in a boxtop.

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

201 Anyone know where I can find a good-quality onion to tie to my belt? The cheap ones I get at the grocery store keep rotting.
Posted by: Splunge


Try a rutabaga. Sometimes they are coated in wax.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:55 PM (FkBIv)

202 186 I'm relatively indifferent to watches but I love pens. I like a fine writing instrument.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (4rzL1)

Salad fork and plastic cup aficionado myself.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 17, 2016 11:56 PM (hlMPp)

203 193: From relativity theory, there is no absolute time. Your proper time is your own. Now, measuring your own time accurately is a whole 'nother thing.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 17, 2016 11:56 PM (dvuhZ)

204 Why would investors demand that Twitter alienate a wide swath of potential and actual users.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 17, 2016 11:39 PM (NPofj)

++++

Well, someone in the driver's seat is deciding to do precisely that. I suppose for the same reason that Current TV was not willing to sell to Glenn Beck but somehow found Al Jazeera to be a suitable buyer.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2016 11:56 PM (R+30W)

205 "I'm relatively indifferent to watches but I love pens."

My Montblanc leaks, and the ink oxidizes over time rendering signatures on old documents invisible.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:56 PM (QeI1K)

206 Did Ace quit Twitter? If so, was it due to the shadow-banning?

Posted by: Emmie at February 17, 2016 11:56 PM (ezXrF)

207 "I'm relatively indifferent to watches but I love pens. I like a fine writing instrument."
-Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (4rzL1)

I've been slumming with the "Precise" Rolling Ball for the past five years. I can do better.

Here's my actual damage...

I won't use any pencil other than a #2.

I'm an artist, not a whore.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:56 PM (OQ9R7)

208 178 Fuck me for even mentioning w**ches.
Posted by: Maetenloch at February 17, 2016 11:51 PM (pAlYe)

Well, my, my, my
Posted by: Lt. Joe Kenda, Homicide Hunter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2016 11:56 PM (voOPb)

209 My parents got me a fancy watch with a stopwatch feature, two different alarms, all these features. but it had two honkin' buttons on the face that played the damn alarm. And the alarms were

"Yesterday" and "Hey Jude" by the Beatles. I have no clue where they even got it. It went off in the middle of a class while we were taking a test, and I have no idea why. I came to hate that watch, then a stoner stole it from me along with my rubic's cube.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:57 PM (39g3+)

210 They didn't lose anybody on those corvettes because the sailors learned early to hang on at all times.

"One hand for the ship and one hand for yourself" was the adage going back to the sailing days.

Pretty much any small escort/pursuit class of ship will roll like a dog because they're long and narrow in beam which makes for a fast and agile ship but any sort of sea will send them all over the place.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 17, 2016 11:57 PM (Xo1Rt)

211
And I was walking down the street one day
A pretty lady looked at me and said her diamond watch had
stopped cold dead
And I said
Does anybody really know what time it is

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:57 PM (FkBIv)

212 203 193: From relativity theory, there is no absolute time. Your proper time is your own. Now, measuring your own time accurately is a whole 'nother thing.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 17, 2016 11:56 PM (dvuhZ)
***
And so we come full-circle:

Punchline only:

"No, Officer," Heisenberg says, "I don't. But I know exactly where I was."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2016 11:57 PM (/33sy)

213 someone should bring a shareholder suit against twitters sr management.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 17, 2016 11:57 PM (vb33c)

214 My Montblanc leaks, and the ink oxidizes over time rendering signatures on old documents invisible.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto


SHIT!!!!

Posted by: Hill-dog 22 at February 17, 2016 11:58 PM (AA6QE)

215 Some people talk of just quitting Twitter, but I intend to make them work to get rid of me, go scorched earth and upset the tummies of the special snowflakes.

Twitter will have to take my boob pics from my cold dead hands

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2016 11:58 PM (H6NUd)

216 >>>"Anyone need me to explain those jokes for smart people for them?!"



Yes please, and thank you for the offer.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 17, 2016 11:43 PM (QeI1K)<<<

See, me offering to explain the smart jokes that are hard to understand was funny 'cause I always explain the dumb jokes that are easy for people to understand.

**sulks** I don't get those smart jokes at all. **goes off to find underage coed**

Posted by: Ben Roethlisburger at February 17, 2016 11:58 PM (H9MG5)

217 Does anybody really know what time it is?

Does anybody really care?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 17, 2016 11:58 PM (YJmuy)

218 I'm relatively indifferent to watches but I love pens. I like a fine writing instrument.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (4rzL1)

That would be like casting pearls before swine for me.
My handwriting, what little I do, isn't up to it.

Besides, If anything is to piss off a left hander, having a pen slowly recoil its tip will do it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:58 PM (kKHcp)

219 I'm relatively indifferent to watches but I love pens. I like a fine writing instrument.

A good pen is a beautiful thing. I love those gel pens but they smear really bad. My all time favorite pen was a fancy fountain pen my dad had. It had a lever you pulled up to draw ink into the reservoir and had a beautiful line. I have no idea what happened to that pen, but I wrote a couple of stories with it as a kid.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 17, 2016 11:58 PM (39g3+)

220 206 Did Ace quit Twitter? If so, was it due to the shadow-banning?

Posted by: Emmie at February 17, 2016 11:56 PM (ezXrF)


Nah he explained it in the last podcast. Its a timesuck, and he was trying to justify it by posting there draws people to the website. But really what draws people to the website is putting up stuff on the website.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (zt+N6)

221 I recommend this guy. Known him for years. They'll work on anything:
http://womblewatch.com/

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (n22zQ)

222 Timex!
They used to last forever.
Now they croak every couple of years.

Eh. I just toss 'em and get a new one.

I like those lighted dials.
(HAS to be analog. Digital watches are creepy.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (T/5A0)

223 ""Yesterday" and "Hey Jude" by the Beatles. I have no clue where they even got it. It went off in the middle of a class while we were taking a test, and I have no idea why. I came to hate that watch, then a stoner stole it from me along with my rubic's cube."

This is one of the best stories I've read here at the HQ.

Posted by: Lauren at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (LJEFX)

224 *HAH!*

...'Sup, B.C.? I won't ask about "life", because I know that you're Livin' The Dream!

Should I take the A.L. teams post this season?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (OQ9R7)

225 I've got a Belgian Browning Light 12...nicely engraved, and apparently a nazi connection.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (HtUkt)

226 Now wrenches there is a subject I can go on for hours about. And collect like women do shoes. It's an addiction I think.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (r6bSH)

227 Besides, If anything is to piss off a left hander, having a pen slowly recoil its tip will do it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:58 PM (kKHcp)



I KNOW!!!!! GAAAAHHHHHHH!!!

And like it matters what type of pen it is while you're dragging your hand through the ink

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:00 AM (GEICT)

228 218 I'm relatively indifferent to watches but I love pens. I like a fine writing instrument.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 17, 2016 11:53 PM (4rzL1)

That would be like casting pearls before swine for me.
My handwriting, what little I do, isn't up to it.

Besides, If anything is to piss off a left hander, having a pen slowly recoil its tip will do it.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2016 11:58 PM (kKHcp)

Actually I find my dreadful handwriting improves with a good pen.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 18, 2016 12:00 AM (4rzL1)

229 Thanks, Buzzion. I missed the podcast.

Posted by: Emmie at February 18, 2016 12:00 AM (ezXrF)

230 Ok off to watch the new nova about Otzi the iceman. Happy fapping(only hot chicks, so buzzion doesn't need eye bleach)

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 18, 2016 12:00 AM (Vm8WO)

231 @200 Mlke drink more ovaltine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 12:00 AM (voOPb)

232 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700107112941252609

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700167251706699776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700107518429757440

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700107764731875328

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700108057590788098

Posted by: kbdabear at February 18, 2016 12:01 AM (H6NUd)

233 I'd offer an opinion on watches, but everyone's perception of them is relative.

Posted by: zombie Einstein at February 18, 2016 12:01 AM (H9MG5)

234 Hey everybody.

Ah geez, the SAT. When I was in my junior and senior years of high school, the teachers and admin absolutely fetishized the damn thing.

Their attitude was basically "Start studying for the SAT NOW!!!!!1!!! If you pass it, you'll have the life of your dreams. If you don't pass it, you'll live your whole life in abject poverty and die a horrific painful death by time you're 30."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

235 G'Night, Bebe's...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:01 AM (OQ9R7)

236 226 Now wrenches there is a subject I can go on for hours about. And collect like women do shoes. It's an addiction I think.
Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (r6bSH)

At first glance I thought you said wenches. I've never met anyone with a wench collection.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 18, 2016 12:01 AM (4rzL1)

237 I've got a Belgian Browning Light 12...nicely engraved, and apparently a nazi connection.
Posted by: BignJames
-----------------

Wait until they find out about Porsche.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 12:01 AM (n22zQ)

238 Salad fork and plastic cup aficionado myself.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA


Then you must be an owner of ...

The Sporkup~!

Yes!~ The Sporkup.

It's poky. It's sippy. It's pooppy!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 12:02 AM (AA6QE)

239 Should I take the A.L. teams post this season?
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (OQ9R7)


I'm doing it different this time. Trying to hit the offseason of every single team was just way too much info crammed into a post. No team got full due and it was still way too long.

I'm working on a post that simply looks at the highlight transactions that occurred across the Bigs.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:02 AM (GEICT)

240 Jesus H. Chreist, this is like a fuckin Seifeld thread. Watches and shit? WTF?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 18, 2016 12:02 AM (ucDmr)

241 226 Now wrenches there is a subject I can go on for hours about. And collect like women do shoes. It's an addiction I think.


Posted by: Willy J. at February 17, 2016 11:59 PM (r6bSH)



Metric or English?

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 12:02 AM (zt+N6)

242 I like my watches. I have a favorite that I only remove when it's being serviced.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 18, 2016 12:02 AM (egOGm)

243 At first glance I thought you said wenches. I've never met anyone with a wench collection.>>>

I'd switch happily once I win the lottery.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (r6bSH)

244 I don't think of it as a "wench collection" so much as a "stable of sluts."

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (LnFC3)

245 Jane D'oh would really appreciate this, but I just received snail-mail notification that my college's IT system was compromised and my personal data was taken. The bitch of it is that I hadn't even touched their system for years until recently when I wanted my official transcript for purposes of job shopping.

Am I only being notified of this due to my recent transcript request? We shall never know.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (jV8Mq)

246 I'd like to get one of those Salvador Dali watches.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (FkBIv)

247 I love the retractable TUL brand pens from OfficeMax/OfficeDepot. The ink is nice and smooth. I think I get the gel, but I don't remember for sure.

Posted by: Emmie at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (ezXrF)

248 "And like it matters what type of pen it is while you're dragging your hand through the ink."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:00 AM (GEICT)

I watched my buddy do that all throughout Jr. High and High School. Dude had good handwriting, but filthy hands!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (OQ9R7)

249 Oh, and I just discovered Hansen's Vanilla Cola.

I know, soda's bad for me still... gotta continue avoiding it to get closer to a true paleo diet. But at least it's made with actual sugar.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (ntObR)

250 How can anyone be relatively indifferent to watches?

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (qUNWi)

251 Metric or English?>>>

Trick question.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (r6bSH)

252 I watched my buddy do that all throughout Jr. High and High School. Dude had good handwriting, but filthy hands!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (OQ9R7)



Annoying as all hell.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (GEICT)

253 236
At first glance I thought you said wenches. I've never met anyone with a wench collection.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 18, 2016 12:01 AM (

Then you haven't been reading palpatine's posts.

Bye

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (Vm8WO)

254 YAY! My son got his final credit in HS today! Only 26 yrs old and a HS gradgiet. Congratulate a proud papa!

Just kidding he's 18.

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (BasZO)

255 I have no watch. I have no pen costing more than $2.28 for two.

In compensation, God gave me a huge dingus. So there's that.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (zp13i)

256 I mentioned earlier today, CAC did a live interview on our local radio station, WWNC. AoSHQ received a few plugs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (n22zQ)

257 If I see that stupid ball, I'm running like hell.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (Xo1Rt)

258 And like it matters what type of pen it is while you're dragging your hand through the ink
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:00 AM (GEICT)


hehe
another unlucky SOB, I see.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (kKHcp)

259 "If you pass it, you'll have the life of your dreams. If you don't pass it, you'll live your whole life in abject poverty and die a horrific painful death by time you're 30."

Well, to be fair, my husband's entire professional life was based on getting a high SAT score.

I sort of hate him though. He didn't prep at all even a little bit. He stayed up the night before the test watching a Farscape marathon.

He was so delirious when he took it that he was imagining RYgel giving him answers to the test.

And the MFer still scored in the 98th %tile or something.

Posted by: Lauren at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (LJEFX)

260 So just finished Season 1 of Better Call
Saul. The middle portion was a bit slow, but the last few episodes were really good.

SPOILER ALERT (if you care)



The part where Jimmy finds out that his brother, who he's been dutifully taking care of for over a year,
has been stabbing him in the back from the outset was rough, and very well acted.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (kpqmD)

261 So I'm watching this French movie on Youtube and I'm like, WTF?



These people are from a different planet.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:05 AM (qUNWi)

262 29
OK, I don't get #12 of the 20 jokes for smart people.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 17, 2016 11:22 PM (Nwg0u)

Oct 31 = 31 in octal is 25 in decimal

Posted by: Ian Galt at February 18, 2016 12:05 AM (8iiMU)

263 Great scene in "Zodiac" where the SanFran PD is killing themselves trying to get clues... and then it turns out there was a freakin' line of Zodiac watches in the late 1960s, where even their logo was copied by the killer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:05 AM (ntObR)

264 ..."I'm working on a post that simply looks at the highlight transactions that occurred across the Bigs."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:02 AM (GEICT)

If you need anything... Please let me know. I'd be happy to help.

Until then, I'll look forward to your posts, Amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:05 AM (OQ9R7)

265 212: Well, how canonically conjugate of you.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 12:05 AM (dvuhZ)

266 Now wrenches there is a subject I can go on for hours about. And collect like women do shoes. It's an addiction I think.

Posted by: Willy J.


Vintage or recent?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 12:06 AM (AA6QE)

267 Lauren, yeah yeah. ;-)

Oh well. At least I can still get in to CSULB if I want.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)

268 I'm doing it different this time. Trying to hit the offseason of every single team was just way too much info crammed into a post.

I agree, you can take the full month and do a post on like a pair of teams each time or something. A baseball post each week would be really welcome to me at least. I am so looking forward this year. We're all gonna need a distraction. And what's better than a nice summery, pastoral ballgame?

I've gotta get to see a volcanoes minor league game this year, too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 18, 2016 12:06 AM (39g3+)

269 If you need anything... Please let me know. I'd be happy to help.

Until then, I'll look forward to your posts, Amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:05 AM (OQ9R7)


Def will do! I appreciate it!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:07 AM (GEICT)

270 " Now wrenches there is a subject I can go on for hours about"

Snap On, Matco, Mac Tools, Cornwell?

Or Harbor Freight?

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 12:07 AM (QeI1K)

271 I don't even know you people anymore.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 18, 2016 12:07 AM (ucDmr)

272 "Def will do! I appreciate it!"
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:07 AM (GEICT)

You are quite welcome, Sir!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:08 AM (OQ9R7)

273 So I'm watching this French movie on Youtube and I'm like, WTF?
These people are from a different planet.
Posted by: eleven


The rest of the world is a different planet.
Hell, half of this country is a different planet.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 12:08 AM (FkBIv)

274 Sporkup?

*hmmmmm

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 12:08 AM (hlMPp)

275 253 236
At first glance I thought you said wenches. I've never met anyone with a wench collection.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 18, 2016 12:01 AM (

Then you haven't been reading palpatine's posts.

Bye
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (Vm8WO)
***
I'll have the Horde know that the young ladies of my acquaintance are all perfectly charming and altogether modest, not to so demure, and most are brilliant artists and thinkers and writers with wonderful futures ahead of them, and lovely rumps behind....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:08 AM (/33sy)

276 Vintage or recent?>>>

Mostly the collectibles are vintage. But I do have a collection beyond need of recent. Well need as defined by my ex wife of tools in general.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:08 AM (r6bSH)

277 Alright, I'm out. See you folks tomorrow!

PLAY BALL!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:10 AM (GEICT)

278 " Now wrenches there is a subject I can go on for hours about"
--------------

Metric, English, Whitworth?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 12:10 AM (n22zQ)

279 Pens?

Fer me it's UniBall or nuthin'.

I did have a Waterman fountain pen once, but ruined it by rinsing it out with the wrong temperature of water.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:10 AM (ntObR)

280 BC - match happen yet? (You may have already said when it was happening but I forgot.)


qdpsteve - going good? So you're shooting for paleo?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 12:10 AM (hlMPp)

281 Okay, about those socialist millenials. None of them are Catholic. Catholics spent nearly a century praying for an end to communism in Russia. We were told to by apparitions and popes and just about every priest we ever came across. And we did. And it ended.

So, now these millenials think they need to bring it back. Well, back on our knees with the beads I guess. Who'd a thunk it?

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 18, 2016 12:10 AM (+YMhA)

282 >>>Fer me it's UniBall or nuthin'.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:10 AM (ntObR)<<<




Same here.

Posted by: Lance Armstrong at February 18, 2016 12:11 AM (H9MG5)

283 Or Harbor Freight?>>>

The condoms of tools use once and throw away.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:11 AM (r6bSH)

284 -Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 18, 2016 12:06 AM (39g3+)

If it were up to me, I'd do one division per week, starting on the Twenty-Seventh of this month.

There are WAY too many Free-Agents out there right now to be thorough, but I might start that post this Saturday.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:11 AM (OQ9R7)

285 282 >>>Fer me it's UniBall or nuthin'.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:10 AM (ntObR)




Same here.
Posted by: Lance Armstrong at February 18, 2016 12:11 AM (H9MG5)

That joke I got.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 18, 2016 12:11 AM (4rzL1)

286 RWC, hi! Shooting for paleo but don't think I'll ever be 100% with it; I like pizza too much.

Figure I can do okay if I just try to bring down the carbs a significant amount more than I ever have in the past. Call me crazy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:11 AM (ntObR)

287 Do they still have Snap-On Tool trucks? Back in my youth, there was Snap-On Tool man that made the rounds in a truck, filled with all sorts of goodies. He went to all the garages and any other places that used tools.

The reputation they had was expensive as hell, but high quality.

They used to do calendars. Hot babes. There's one I remember, four or five babes lined up in thongs showing asses that were just divine.

I figure the SJWs have scared companies from doing that now. War on Womyn and all that crap.

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

288 Oct 31 = 31 in octal is 25 in decimal
Posted by: Ian Galt
------------

Related to the joke, 'There are only 10 kinds of people...'

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

289 G'Night, B.C.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:12 AM (OQ9R7)

290 Ah shaddap Lance. ;-)

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

291 281 Okay, about those socialist millenials. None of them are Catholic. Catholics spent nearly a century praying for an end to communism in Russia. We were told to by apparitions and popes and just about every priest we ever came across. And we did. And it ended.

So, now these millenials think they need to bring it back. Well, back on our knees with the beads I guess. Who'd a thunk it?

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 18, 2016 12:10 AM (+YMhA)



Unfortunately as I've said, This Pope needs to give up Communism for Lent.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 12:13 AM (zt+N6)

292 Snap-On trucks still prowl about.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 12:13 AM (FkBIv)

293 I'm relatively indifferent to watches but I love pens. I like a fine writing instrument.

OK, so what do you like?

My favorite is the Mont Blanc rollerball, of which I've had several but I don't have one now.

I'm also really partial to real pens which you dip in ink. The problem as a left-hander is that they're all designed to be drawn across the page right-handed, and not pushed.

So I have a glass pen with a spiral tip - a gift from my old Italian girlfriend - which is forgiving to the sinister handed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 12:13 AM (1xUj/)

294 281 Okay, about those socialist millenials. None of them are Catholic. Catholics spent nearly a century praying for an end to communism in Russia. We were told to by apparitions and popes and just about every priest we ever came across. And we did. And it ended.

So, now these millenials think they need to bring it back. Well, back on our knees with the beads I guess. Who'd a thunk it?
Posted by: tcn in AK at February 18, 2016 12:10 AM (+YMhA)

I don't think millenials generally understand what it is they're supporting. They want a welfare state, not necessarily socialism/communism in the sense of the government owning the means of production. However, the centrally-planned economy that such a welfare state would require has its own deleterious effects.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:13 AM (kpqmD)

295
Great scene in "Zodiac" where the SanFran PD is killing themselves
trying to get clues... and then it turns out there was a freakin' line
of Zodiac watches in the late 1960s, where even their logo was copied by
the killer.




Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:05 AM


Great movie, that one.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 12:13 AM (EWg9n)

296 Snap-On trucks still prowl about.

Just saw one in Los Alamitos a few weeks ago.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)

297 They used to do calendars. Hot babes. There's one I remember, four or five babes lined up in thongs showing asses that were just divine.
--------------

Ridgid calendars.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM (n22zQ)

298 otho, yup. Too bad Mark Ruffalo turned out to be such an insufferable Stalinist douchebag.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)

299 288 Oct 31 = 31 in octal is 25 in decimal
Posted by: Ian Galt
------------

Related to the joke, 'There are only 10 kinds of people...'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 12:12 AM (n22zQ)

I grok binary but not octal or hexidecimal.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM (kpqmD)

300 Re: harbor freight:

The future Empress refers to it as "the arsenal of mediocrity," and cites the "quality" of its "tools" as proof that the Chinese will never run the world.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM (/33sy)

301 "I don't even know you people anymore."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 18, 2016 12:07 AM (ucDmr)

Get back in the game!

(I don't even know myself, anymore. I've arranged a meet-up on the 20th. Knowing me? I may not show.)

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM (OQ9R7)

302 The way women feel going into a Bed, Bath and Beyond or shoe store? That's how I feel when I go into an office supply or stationary store. I don't even need that stuff but I want to buy the damn place out.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM (39g3+)

303 I was in the top 5% of anyone taking the SAT in 1963 in the country. National Merit Scholar Runner up (which means I got diddly)

Didn't do squat for me in my life.

In fact, my vocabulary and style of speech probably made me a target and being smart ain't all it's cracked up to be when you're stuck having to live with those of lesser intellect.

They think if you speak correctly and are intelligent that somehow you're putting on airs and are looking down on them. (sometimes true)

It's difficult to make the transition from middle class to lower class.

I would've had a more enjoyable life I think if I'd been born a bit dumber

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 18, 2016 12:15 AM (Xo1Rt)

304 Metric, English, Whitworth?>>>

I have some Whitworth stuff from my Grandpa who came on a boat from England and worked for Ford.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:15 AM (r6bSH)

305 297 They used to do calendars. Hot babes. There's one I remember, four or five babes lined up in thongs showing asses that were just divine.
--------------

Ridgid calendars.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM (n22zQ)

That's not the only thing that was rigid.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:15 AM (kpqmD)

306 Whole lotta shakin'-out goin' on!

Howdy, gang of Morons.

Wait, I'll be right back. Gotta go home.

Posted by: mindful webworker - said that? at February 18, 2016 12:15 AM (ACs58)

307 Ridgid calendars.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM (n22zQ)

Pipe tools

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 12:15 AM (HtUkt)

308 Christopher Taylor: oh yeah. :-)

"But I NEED a Dymo LabelMaker!!!!1!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

309 Mostly the collectibles are vintage. But I do have a collection beyond need of recent. Well need as defined by my ex wife of tools in general.

Posted by: Willy J.


Cool. Thx, for response.

Hey, mebbe you would know; I'm looking into a knife sharpening kit.

But the internets are split amongst: systems, stones, and natural stones off an arkansan backwoods still.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 12:16 AM (AA6QE)

310 I don't even know you people anymore.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 18, 2016 12:07 AM

Hi. My name is Garym. You can call me Garym. I'm a HotAirfugee.
Or you can just call me Dick.

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:16 AM (BasZO)

311 "20 Jokes For Smart People"

These kinds of things are funny (the core requirement of jokes.) However, the title runs into one of my pet peeves. There is a difference between Knowledge and being Smart/Intelligent. Understanding the jokes just requires knowledge of the particulars involved. It does not take reasoning to then figure out how they are funny.

The other reason it bothers me is the signalling aspect of it. The poster says "Number 5 took me a minute." Which is supposed to signal to all readers how smart s/he is because she got all of the other ones, and if so, well the title itself says that only intellectuals will get it!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 12:16 AM (iHjB5)

312 The condoms of tools use once and throw away.
Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:11 AM (r6bSH)

I have a set of mega wrenches, from 1 1/2 to 2 inches from Harbor Freight. I bought them because I didn't want to spend big from Snap-On just to beat them with a BFH.
I figured I'd use them for that, and when they broke, they broke, and I'd pony up.

I still have em. They do have a tendency to bend a little, but that's better than having them snap.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 18, 2016 12:16 AM (kKHcp)

313 262 29
OK, I don't get #12 of the 20 jokes for smart people.
-------
I didn't try because I had a feeling most of them wouldn't strike me as funny

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 12:16 AM (voOPb)

314 In fact, my vocabulary and style of speech probably made me a target and being smart ain't all it's cracked up to be when you're stuck having to live with those of lesser intellect.

Word. I was a smart, poor kid in a private school. Holy shit was it awful.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:17 AM (kpqmD)

315 okay good night all

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 12:17 AM (uZNvH)

316 There was a guy who did a PBS show, I think, about Colonial style woodworking using the old tools and techniques. I only saw him once, and can't think of a key word search that works, but the precision work he was doing was amazing.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 12:17 AM (QeI1K)

317 BC you ready for a shot of tekillya?

Posted by: Farmer at February 18, 2016 12:17 AM (o/90i)

318 301: Slap, you still da man, my friend. Hope all things are good.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 18, 2016 12:17 AM (ucDmr)

319 My idea of a "smart joke"...

Q: What does a dyslexic bilingual Mexican optometrist help people do?

A: Yes.

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

320 Nobody liked the Husky calendars?

Posted by: Lena Dunham, Rosie O'Doughnut, Roseanne at February 18, 2016 12:18 AM (H9MG5)

321 319 My idea of a "smart joke"...

Q: What does a dyslexic bilingual Mexican optometrist help people do?

A: Yes.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:18 AM (ntObR)

Good God. You should be deported for that joke.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:19 AM (kpqmD)

322 "There was a guy who did a PBS show,..."

The Wood Wright's Workshop.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 12:19 AM (8QGte)

323 316 There was a guy who did a PBS show, I think, about Colonial style woodworking using the old tools and techniques. I only saw him once, and can't think of a key word search that works, but the precision work he was doing was amazing.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 12:17 AM (QeI1K)

Was it a counterpart to New yankee workshop? Had a guy with curly hair?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 12:19 AM (iHjB5)

324 Snap-On trucks still prowl about.>>>

Partially because of tax write off and the truck will show up in an hour to replace a broken tool (never have seen one break) or to deliver the new one you need to finish a job. which is way important if you own a repair business.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:20 AM (r6bSH)

325 navybrat at February 18, 2016 12:19 AM

Yes, thank you.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 12:20 AM (QeI1K)

326 Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 12:17 AM (QeI1K)

Maybe Roy Underhill..."The Woodwright's Shop?

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 12:20 AM (HtUkt)

327 314 In fact, my vocabulary and style of speech probably made me a target and being smart ain't all it's cracked up to be when you're stuck having to live with those of lesser intellect.

Word. I was a smart, poor kid in a private school. Holy shit was it awful.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:17 AM (kpqmD)
***
See, I dunno about that.

One of the most intelligent men I ever met lives in a trailer with no electricity and barely finished high school. By most measures, he'd be considered a bit unintelligent, or at least uneducated.

But the man used to work in a steel mill, and learned from the color of the slag what impurities were in each batch of scrap they smelted.

He worked in an electronics factory, and could tear down and rebuild damned near every robot on his line, without any training.

A hundred years ago, he'd have been an engineer; but because he was born when he was, and was more interested in understanding how things were made and why they were made that way, he's written off.

Comes the Burning Times, men like him might prove the backbone and brains of my Bartertown empire.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:20 AM (/33sy)

328 Ridged had the absolute best calenders, no one else came close. Snap-on had an awesome set of insulated cups, with the tool girls in between layers.

the wife let me keep one. I kept Barbie Benton.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 18, 2016 12:20 AM (kKHcp)

329 otho, yup. Too bad Mark Ruffalo turned out to be such an insufferable Stalinist douchebag.




Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:14 AM


It's the only time he fit the role he was doing. Zodiac is a strange movie that really has no right to work, but it does. Good cast, very well told. Fincher.... 'nuff said. Ridley Scott lost the plot a looooong time ago, but Fincher still delivers in style.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 12:21 AM (EWg9n)

330 Figure I can do okay if I just try to bring down the carbs a significant amount more than I ever have in the past. Call me crazy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:11 AM (ntObR)

Every bit helps.

Pizza, yeah. Downfall.

Went to Pittsburgh last weekend and brought back 8 pizzas.

Family had dinner one night and my aunt made salad, halushki and stuffed pork chops.

I opted for 5 pieces of pizza.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 12:21 AM (hlMPp)

331 There was a guy who did a PBS show, I think, about Colonial style woodworking using the old tools and techniques.
-------------------

The Woodwright's Shop?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 12:21 AM (n22zQ)

332 There was a guy who did a PBS show, I think, about Colonial style woodworking using the old tools and techniques. I only saw him once, and can't think of a key word search that works, but the precision work he was doing was amazing.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 12:17 AM

New Yankee workshop

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (BasZO)

333 Zodiac.
I am on the soundtrack.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (8QGte)

334 Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (qUNWi)

335 ..."I would've had a more enjoyable life I think if I'd been born a bit dumber."
-Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 18, 2016 12:15 AM (Xo1Rt)

Grab a microphone at your local watering hole what hosts shit with microphones.

You'll figure-out in Real Time that you're much smarter than the average bear.

Here's your opening phrase: "What the Hell is wrong with..."

Make the audience a part of it. There is always the guy you can say "You know?" -to and the guy you can say "You wouldn't know" -to.

I'm an idiot and I can earn a couple-a-hundred bucks per weekend.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (OQ9R7)

336 Liberals hated paper bags because they killed trees. So they made everyone use plastic bags. Until they freaked out over plastic bags in landfills. So they banned plastic bags and went back to paper bags.

Liberals wanted the SAT to help blacks get into college since using only grades was racist. But blacks don't get good SAT scores, so now we need to go back to only using grades.

Liberals are just bat shit fucking crazy. About every thing.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (O1R3L)

337 "A hundred years ago, he'd have been an engineer; but because he was born when he was, and was more interested in understanding how things were made and why they were made that way, he's written off. "

I think a lot of very smart men fall into that category.

Posted by: Lauren at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (8SiRT)

338 Huma and I buy off the Strap-On Tools truck so often that the driver knows me as Ms. Mandingo.

Posted by: Hillary! 2016 Barking For You at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (sl+zA)

339 199
193 Does anybody really know what time it is?



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







That depends. Is the time on the website currently accurate?

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2016 11:55 PM (zt+N6)


It is Standard Time of Peruvia, or the STP time zone.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (EzgxV)

340 It's like people who made bad movies always wanted to cast Dennis fing Hopper.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:23 AM (qUNWi)

341 ..."Comes the Burning Times, men like him might prove the backbone and brains of my Bartertown empire."
-Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:20 AM (/33sy)

You ain't just whistlin' Dixie.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:23 AM (OQ9R7)

342 334 Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (qUNWi)
***
Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet?

I admire your boldness, but question your judgment.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:24 AM (/33sy)

343
Zodiac.

I am on the soundtrack.




Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM


Which track?

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 12:24 AM (EWg9n)

344 327
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:20 AM (/33sy)

Exactly. People are too fascinated with credential-ism vs practicality and understanding how things work rather than trying to get the world to fit their idea of how it should work (see global warming, fascination with socialism, etc.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 12:24 AM (iHjB5)

345 Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM

Yeah, but he played evil/funny to perfection.

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (BasZO)

346 337 "A hundred years ago, he'd have been an engineer; but because he was born when he was, and was more interested in understanding how things were made and why they were made that way, he's written off. "

I think a lot of very smart men fall into that category.
Posted by: Lauren at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (8SiRT)

That sounds a lot like my grandfather. Very smart man, probably could have been some kind of mechanical engineer. However he grew up dirt friggin' poor and did not have those kinds of opportunities.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (kpqmD)

347 I kept Barbie Benton.

A judicious choice.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (39g3+)

348 >>>New Yankee workshop

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (BasZO)<<<

That's my old asshole assistant, who's supposed to assist ME!, Norm Abram. And he used every new, top notch power tool under the sun.

Posted by: Bob Vila, relegated to PSAs on the radio at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (H9MG5)

349 Insomniac, but you got it, right? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (ntObR)

350 Waterworld!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (hlMPp)

351 Apoclypse Now was good but never heard of Blue Velvet.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (qUNWi)

352 All the ones with strings.
Upright bass.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 12:26 AM (8QGte)

353 Hi. My name is Garym. You can call me Garym. I'm a HotAirfugee.
Or you can just call me Dick.
Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:16 AM

Hi Garym,

Can we all say hi to Garym and welcome him into the group?

Now Garym what just led to this addiction to AOSHQ?

Posted by: Farmer at February 18, 2016 12:26 AM (o/90i)

354 349 Insomniac, but you got it, right? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (ntObR)

I did. God help me, I did.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:26 AM (kpqmD)

355
It's like people who made bad movies always wanted to cast Dennis fing Hopper.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:23 AM (qUNWi)

He was ok in "Cool Hand Luke"....don't think he had any lines.

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 12:26 AM (HtUkt)

356 Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.




Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM


Apocalypse Now, Cool Hand Luke, River's Edge, Blue Velvet, True Romance... and many more?

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

357 Does Strap-On Tools have a policy of replacing any broken "tool" right on the spot? Just give 'em a ring and the truck comes out.

And, do they put out a calendar?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 12:26 AM (dvuhZ)

358 otho, yup. Fincher is probably the closest thing to a 2nd Kubrick we'll get for a long time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

359 Speed was good.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 12:27 AM (O1R3L)

360 351 Apoclypse Now was good but never heard of Blue Velvet.
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (qUNWi)

David Lynch movie.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:27 AM (kpqmD)

361 Liberals are just bat shit fucking crazy. About every thing.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (O1R3L)

No, they are stupid/crazy. They keep trying to go for their desired result and thinking they can get to where they want to go without considering what works and what doesn't.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 12:27 AM (iHjB5)

362 Grab a microphone at your local watering hole what hosts shit with microphones.

You'll figure-out in Real Time that you're much smarter than the average bear.

Here's your opening phrase: "What the Hell is wrong with..."

Make the audience a part of it. There is always the guy you can say "You know?" -to and the guy you can say "You wouldn't know" -to.

I'm an idiot and I can earn a couple-a-hundred bucks per weekend.

Posted by: Slapweasel,


Why not interview a handful of the best in a booth at their leisure?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 12:27 AM (AA6QE)

363 That's my old asshole assistant, who's supposed to assist ME!, Norm Abram. And he used every new, top notch power tool under the sun.
Posted by: Bob Vila, relegated to PSAs on the radio at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM

Hi. I'm Bob Veeeeeela .........

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:27 AM (BasZO)

364
Waterworld!!



Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM


Totally worth it just for Hopper.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 12:27 AM (EWg9n)

365 No love for Easy Rider?

I admit (a) it's horribly dated, and (b) the ending, besides being a complete downer, is quite jarring the first time you see it.

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

366 Garym...do you like Dennis Hopper movies?

Your answer will decide your fate here forever.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:28 AM (qUNWi)

367 Hey, mebbe you would know; I'm looking into a knife sharpening kit.

But the internets are split amongst: systems, stones, and natural stones off an arkansan backwoods still.>>>

The systems IMO tend to be hokum. If you are willing to spend the time to learn/practice. 3 different grade oil or wet stones are all you need. Only 2 if you aren't trying to save really beat up knives. All it is is sanding in the end there are systems to keep angle and systems that are fast. But if you practice on cheap knives you will get the feel for your stones and angles. It's an art of sorts though.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:28 AM (r6bSH)

368 Apoclypse Now was good but never heard of Blue Velvet.
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (qUNWi)

David Lynch movie.


Isabella Rosselini naked.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 12:28 AM (1xUj/)

369 346 337 "A hundred years ago, he'd have been an engineer; but because he was born when he was, and was more interested in understanding how things were made and why they were made that way, he's written off. "

I think a lot of very smart men fall into that category.
Posted by: Lauren at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (8SiRT)

That sounds a lot like my grandfather. Very smart man, probably could have been some kind of mechanical engineer. However he grew up dirt friggin' poor and did not have those kinds of opportunities.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (kpqmD)
***
My friend the autodidact. When he turned sixty, I gave him a carton of Marlboros, a fifth of old granddad, and a hardbacked copy of Hasluck's "Metalworking."

The bastard called me around about two months later to show me the MOTHERFUCKING LATHE he'd built out of junk parts to turn a new cylinder for a lawnmower he was going to use to power a generator to charge the batteries so he could watch TV. Said "that book had some good ideas, yes it did, but I didn't have the tools to build a proper lathe...."

Guy's a one-man Industrial Revolution; God bless those like him.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:29 AM (/33sy)

370 Here's a better gambit...

Make up a quiz for prizes. Ask for a dollar to play and they get a free drink if they answer correctly.

You'd be surprised on what is no longer "common knowledge".

Add a category called "Opinion".

Ask...
-"What is your favorite body-part?"
A: Your right hand.

"Who was the greatest NBA player of all-time?"
A: Wilt Chamberlain

"Why can't your Mother rest?"
A: Because you touch yourself at night.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:29 AM (OQ9R7)

371 368 Apoclypse Now was good but never heard of Blue Velvet.
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:25 AM (qUNWi)

David Lynch movie.

Isabella Rosselini naked.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 12:28 AM (1xUj/)

True. But also hysterical. Not as titillating as it might sound at first.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:30 AM (kpqmD)

372 That's my old asshole assistant, who's supposed to assist ME!, Norm Abram. And he used every new, top notch power tool under the sun.
Posted by: Bob Vila
-------------------

Yeah. He was annoying as hell. He would always say, "Now here we have this fine old example of a newel post. Now, I can't make one of these by hand, because I have no skills, but using my CNC carving machine I can make a decent copy."

Posted by: Stevie Thomas at February 18, 2016 12:30 AM (ANVXm)

373 It is quite disturbing that the yuutes are in love with socialism. I've had a few causal chats with 20-somethings who are totes in love with Bernie. They have no idea what socialism is, they just think it's unfair that they should pay for college and also think corporations are evil. And they will tell you how evil those corporations are while sitting in a Starbucks, on their iPad tweeting about it having absolutely zero self awareness.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 12:31 AM (O1R3L)

374 "Why not interview a handful of the best in a booth at their leisure?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 12:27 AM (AA6QE)

Not only have I done that, but I had to convince three women to "Bare as They Dare" and sign a waiver.

King Me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:31 AM (OQ9R7)

375 258
And like it matters what type of pen it is while you're dragging your hand through the ink

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 18, 2016 12:00 AM (GEICT)





hehe

another unlucky SOB, I see.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 18, 2016 12:04 AM (kKHcp)


There's something sinister about it....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 12:31 AM (EzgxV)

376 A cro magnon walks into a bar and orders a martini shaken not stirred with two olives.

The bartender says ' no disrespect but that's the last drink I thought you would order'

The cro magnon replied 'what do you think I am, a Neanderthal? '

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:32 AM (MNgU2)

377 The best lesson for the young would be to take something from them that they love and give it to someone else, because, fairness.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 12:32 AM (8QGte)

378 otho, yup. Fincher is probably the closest thing to a 2nd Kubrick we'll get for a long time.




Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:27 AM


Agreed. He's had a great run since 92 and just keeps delivering stylish movies. Not just artsy for artsy sake, good stories, well told, also. Picks good vehicles, like Kubrick. Haven't seen Dragon Tattoo, and I didn't like Benjamin Button, too mawkish... but every other one is top notch. Just the one miss for me, out of that stretch of flicks is pretty good batting.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 12:32 AM (EWg9n)

379 372 That's my old asshole assistant, who's supposed to assist ME!, Norm Abram. And he used every new, top notch power tool under the sun.
Posted by: Bob Vila
-------------------

Yeah. He was annoying as hell. He would always say, "Now here we have this fine old example of a newel post. Now, I can't make one of these by hand, because I have no skills, but using my CNC carving machine I can make a decent copy."
Posted by: Stevie Thomas at February 18, 2016 12:30 AM (ANVXm)
***
There was a show called "Furniture to Go" that was hysterical. You didn't watch it for the how-to's so much as for the wide-cracking and the insulting impressions of Bob Villa......

"now, we're gonna brush on some polyurethane, 'cause's its' real shiny......"

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

380 True. But also hysterical. Not as titillating as it might sound at first.


I know. That was snark.

I'd wanted to see Isabella Rosselini naked for so long, and then there she was and it wasn't at all sexy.

*sighs*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 12:33 AM (1xUj/)

381
I failed shop class.
Failed mechanical drawing also.

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 12:33 AM (QeI1K)

382 Now Garym what just led to this addiction to AOSHQ?
Posted by: Farmer at February 18, 2016 12:26 AM

I've been a lurker for years. Just like the late, great Andrew Breitbart, I have enjoyed the 'rons and 'ettes ridiculous line of comments. No 2 comment threads are the same.

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:34 AM (BasZO)

383 I would've had a more enjoyable life I think if I'd been born a bit dumber
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 18, 2016 12:15 AM (Xo1Rt)

Withing the last year there was a story published in a magazine about a very intelligent man who had some oxygen blockage to his brain.
While being very intelligent, he had few friends, felt socially maladroit, didn't have much love life, etc. But over a period of a year and change, while his brain starved, he found his technically challenging job more and more difficult, but also found his social life improving immensely.

It was fascinating, supposedly true, and you're right. Your life would be more enjoyable if only...

I'll try to find it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 18, 2016 12:35 AM (kKHcp)

384 -Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:32 AM (MNgU2)

You're a horrible person. I simultaneously chide and deride your sickening nature.

If I ever see you, I'm going to fight you.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:35 AM (OQ9R7)

385 nite all, work beckons.
T

Posted by: Farmer at February 18, 2016 12:35 AM (o/90i)

386 381
I failed shop class.
Failed mechanical drawing also.
Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 12:33 AM (QeI1K)
***
So - you're in management, then?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:35 AM (/33sy)

387 Failed mechanical drawing also.>>>

Problems with orthographic projection?

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:36 AM (r6bSH)

388 Dennis Hopper - Speed

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:36 AM (MNgU2)

389 lesson for the young would be to take something from them that they love and give it to someone else, because, fairness.
Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 12:32 AM (8QGte)

I don't want their fucking music. Or clothing.

Just be employed you young punks for my SS

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 12:36 AM (voOPb)

390 G'Night, Farmer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:36 AM (OQ9R7)

391 Another good point about Scandinavian socialism came from P.J. O'Rourke. He noted that the system worked well in Sweden for a few decades because nearly everyone was Swedish and culturally disinclined to abuse the system. It quickly turned sour when a significant portion of the population was no longer Swedish, had no interest in assimilating into the culture, would take everything they could grab with both hands.

I trust everyone here is aware of the primary source of the non-Swedes taking up residence there.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 18, 2016 12:37 AM (IdCqF)

392 389 lesson for the young would be to take something from them that they love and give it to someone else, because, fairness.
Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 12:32 AM (8QGte)

I don't want their fucking music. Or clothing.

Just be employed you young punks for my SS
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 12:36 AM (voOPb)
***
I've said it here before, I'll say it again:

"Aspiring artists driving each other around for Uber is no basis for an economy."

This is where we are.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:38 AM (/33sy)

393 Problems with orthographic projection?
Posted by: Willy J.
----------------------------

Hated it. Just never developed a feel for it. A good friend has a Masters in Industrial Design. He will whip out a pencil, and produce a 'quick sketch' that I regard as suitable for framing. Pisses me off.

Posted by: Stevie Thomas at February 18, 2016 12:38 AM (ANVXm)

394 OneEyedJack, are you sure you're not thinking of the classic 1960s short story "Flowers For Algernon"??

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:38 AM (ntObR)

395 All you Hopper fans can blow me .

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:39 AM (qUNWi)

396 'Night farmer. Night horde. Got a bitchy email leaving work today from a shit-stirrer so tomorrow should be a blast.

Yay!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 12:39 AM (hlMPp)

397 Dennis Hopper- "True Romance"".

..."they did so much fucking that they changed the bloodline forever. Blonde hair and light skin became curly hair and dark skin."

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:39 AM (OQ9R7)

398 388Dennis Hopper - Speed

The original Teue Grit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb)

399 "All you Hopper fans can blow me."
-Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:39 AM (qUNWi)

-You.

-Yard.
----->
-Now!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:40 AM (OQ9R7)

400 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:39 AM (OQ9R7)

eggplants?

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 12:40 AM (HtUkt)

401 Garym...do you like Dennis Hopper movies?

Your answer will decide your fate here forever.
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:28 AM

Loved the man and his overacting on eeeeevil characters, but his movies were not necessarily good. I thought he was great in Hoosiers.

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:41 AM (BasZO)

402 One-in-the-same, BignJames.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:41 AM (OQ9R7)

403 Robert Duvall was the bad guy in the original True Grit. I just saw it last week and that surprised me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 12:41 AM (1xUj/)

404 Garym....


you have chosen.....wisely.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:42 AM (qUNWi)

405 No love for Easy Rider?



I admit (a) it's horribly dated, and (b) the ending, besides being a
complete downer, is quite jarring the first time you see it.




Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:28 AM


You should check out Mad Dog Morgan. Weird Hopper movie from the 70's.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 12:42 AM (EWg9n)

406 Eleven... C'mere.

No, Seriously.

...C'Mere.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:42 AM (OQ9R7)

407 Dennis Hopper was in the first episode of The Rifleman.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 12:42 AM (FkBIv)

408 404 Garym....


you have chosen.....wisely.
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:42 AM (qUNWi)

But in Latin, Hopper starts with an "I"

Posted by: Insomniac at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM (kpqmD)

409 I've got something to tell you, in secret!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM (OQ9R7)

410 otho, oh yeah. SNL once had a bit when Hopper guested about how he went decades and didn't remember anything, thanks to all the drugs he did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM (ntObR)

411 Evening overnighters!

I got all the jokes! Does that mean I'm schmart?

Started reading Sam Walton's autobiography Made In America, today. Must be either pretty good or pretty easy reading. I'm almost half way through. Interesting to read about how he started though.

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM (hnCis)

412 Robert Duvall is in everything.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM (MNgU2)

413 Hated it. Just never developed a feel for it.>>>

In my drafting class (using mechanical pencils and gum erasers) The Orthographic projection is the part a lot of people had trouble with. Different now that the computer will do all the other views for them.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM (r6bSH)

414 392. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle

I shouldn't say this but screw it. My mid kid sweetheart of a young lady. Sent to private school brought up in a conservative home leans lefty libertarian prog. Employed in do gooder jobs 2 of them. She will be shocked when I kick her off health plan later this year and has to pay the premium. She can thank her president

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM (voOPb)

415 Problems with orthographic projection?

--

I can't visualize anything until after I have seen it once.

Mechanically, I can't understand what I'm seeing until after someone explains it to me; shows me how to do it.

But I can take the interior of a car apart to install communications gear. And put the interior back together again. (One very nice lady was somewhat worried after I dismantled the interior of her brand new Lincoln.)

And if there is a raw (sharp) cutting edge of sheet metal *anywhere* on the car, I can find it! And wore the bandaids to prove it.

And I've written a book by imagining a movie and writing down what I 'see' and 'hear'.


Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 12:44 AM (QeI1K)

416 arf arf arf arf arf
arf arf arf arf arf arf arf
arf arf arf arf arf!

Posted by: Haikus for Hillary! at February 18, 2016 12:44 AM (GdgAM)

417 "I'm an American!"

Loved Hopper in Apocalypse Now - his character is just perfect.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kqFwVuQ-Hg

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:44 AM (/33sy)

418 "Easy Rider" was weird. "Hoosiers" was excellent. "True Romance" was Restaurant Quality Lemonade.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:44 AM (OQ9R7)

419 "the heads....you're looking at the heads. sometimes he goes too far. he's the first to admit it."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:45 AM (/33sy)

420 240 Jesus H. Chreist, this is like a fuckin Seinfeld thread. Watches and shit? WTF?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 18, 2016 12:02 AM (ucDmr)


I know!!

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 12:45 AM (wqVD1)

421 Sad news...Doreen the virgin and the night stalker had split up because he cheated on her.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 18, 2016 12:45 AM (iQIUe)

422 "He noted that the system worked well in Sweden for a few decades because
nearly everyone was Swedish and culturally disinclined to abuse the
system."

See also: Japan. Similar dynamic.

Unlike the Swedes, the Japanese haven't been so foolish as to admit huge numbers of outsiders who will never honor nor adopt their highly particularized culture. However, the Japanese have been so foolish as to fail to replace themselves.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 18, 2016 12:45 AM (noWW6)

423 Not only have I done that, but I had to convince three women to "Bare as They Dare" and sign a waiver.

King Me.

Posted by: Slapweasel,


Would their "state of mind" hold up in court?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 12:45 AM (AA6QE)

424 342 334 Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:22 AM (qUNWi)
***
Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet?

I admire your boldness, but question your judgment.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:24 AM (/33sy)


There are two kinds of people in this country: People who liked True Romance and people who should be deported and never spoken of again.


Posted by: AD at February 18, 2016 12:46 AM (QWY55)

425 So I see today that Ace wrote it's his duty to report the truth. Therefore, can we expect a retraction of his calling Judge Maryanne Trump Barry a "radical pro-abortionist extremist"? I looked into that 2000 New Jersey case - guess who else voted to strike the 1997 New Jersey ban on late-term abortions down?
Samuel Alito -- yes, that Samuel Alito, who was also on the 3rd Circuit at the time. Judge Barry testified in support of Alito during his confirmation hearing for SCOTUS. So, is Alito a "radical pro-abortion extremist" too?
The 2000 abortion case in question turned on an issue of the way the law was written -- not really on abortion.
Also, Judge Trump Barry was appointed to the court by Reagan, and appointed to the 3rd Circuit by Clinton.
The description of her as a "liberal" is a Cruz lie -- flat out -- that Ace repeated.
I'm only saying this because Ace wants to report the truth.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at February 18, 2016 12:46 AM (aNrvT)

426
I don't know about watches, but the ONT could sure use a good, new calendar.

This one is running 10 days fast...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 18, 2016 12:46 AM (sqaXk)

427 "I know!!"
-Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 12:45 AM (wqVD1)

You should. Both baseball threads I've written have gone to shreds within the first fifty posts... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:47 AM (OQ9R7)

428 I'm not going to comment on anything related to the military forces of Europe until I see this guy's opinion...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h8ekooa

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 18, 2016 12:47 AM (0OG8D)

429 But I can take the interior of a car apart to install communications gear.>>>

Never had the patience for installing electrical stuff in cars. So it is why we end up specializing.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 12:48 AM (r6bSH)

430 "Would their "state of mind" hold up in court?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 12:45 AM (AA6QE)

Not if I had anything to do with it.

...so there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:48 AM (OQ9R7)

431 Robert Duvall is in everything.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM

Boo Radley in To Kill A Mockingbird.

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:48 AM (BasZO)

432 145:He's right, but he hasn't thought through the consequences of that truth. Why do all humans share a basic if corrupted language? The answer to that is very uncomfortable to his ideology and worldview.


Heh!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 12:49 AM (NGd+i)

433 334 Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.
Posted by: eleven


Midnight Express

Music by Danny Elfman. Game, set, match.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 12:49 AM (AA6QE)

434 weft-cut, uh, what? :-)

The music in Midnight Express is by Giorgio Moroder. He even had an instrumental hit from it, titled "Chase."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:50 AM (ntObR)

435 Robert Duvall is in 1/4 movies ever made.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:50 AM (qUNWi)

436 383
I would've had a more enjoyable life I think if I'd been born a bit dumber

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 18, 2016 12:15 AM (Xo1Rt)



Withing the last year there was a story published in a magazine
about a very intelligent man who had some oxygen blockage to his brain.

While being very intelligent, he had few friends, felt socially
maladroit, didn't have much love life, etc. But over a period of a year
and change, while his brain starved, he found his technically
challenging job more and more difficult, but also found his social life
improving immensely.



It was fascinating, supposedly true, and you're right. Your life would be more enjoyable if only...



I'll try to find it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 18, 2016 12:35 AM (kKHcp)


Sounds like "Flowers for Algernon."

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM (EzgxV)

437 *Jeopardy Music*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM (OQ9R7)

438 Hopper is in Midnight Express?

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM (qUNWi)

439 426
I don't know about watches, but the ONT could sure use a good, new calendar.
This one is running 10 days fast...
Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 18, 2016 12:46 AM (sqaXk)


Sorry. Was using ace's time machine and got confused. Turns out that next week was rather normal and boring. Which is the way I like it.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM (wqVD1)

440 Robert Duvall was actually the answer of tonight's "Final Jeopardy" question.

Turns out he's in 6 of the AFI's "100 Years 100 Movies" list of great flicks, more than any other living actor.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)

441 431 Robert Duvall is in everything.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM

Boo Radley in To Kill A Mockingbird.
Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:48 AM (BasZO)

Remember him in Slingblade?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM (MNgU2)

442 Unlike the Swedes, the Japanese haven't been so foolish as to admit huge numbers of outsiders who will never honor nor adopt their highly particularized culture. However, the Japanese have been so foolish as to fail to replace themselves.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 18, 2016 12:45 AM (noWW6)

I wonder how much of this is because the Japanese seem to have stripped a lot out of their own culture. I went on a trip for work to Japan last year. I went with a Japanese guy and he took me sight seeing. In one of their museums (the old imperial palace in Osaka) they had completely stripped the interior. I found it decidedly odd. The "museum" was really just the shell of the building.

I think by stripping the martial virtues and history from their culture, they have found something that is bad to do with a society. The desire and encouragement of young men to both protect their society and to glorify what it means to be a man, well it has a tendency to turn out men who are not interested in doing what men do.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 12:52 AM (iHjB5)

443 Robert Duvall is in 1/4 movies ever made.>>>

I'm in them all since 1970.

Posted by: Brian Dennehy at February 18, 2016 12:52 AM (r6bSH)

444 OneEyedJack, are you sure you're not thinking of the classic 1960s short story "Flowers For Algernon"??
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:38 AM (ntObR)

That wasn't familiar to me so I wiki'd it. Seems like the sort of story, but in reverse.
No, this was on some magazine's website, and it was recent, and told as a true story.
The moral of the story, told by the now recovered nerd, is that he now understood how those less intelligent view the world, and that their lack of understanding made them say fuckit and have a good time.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 18, 2016 12:52 AM (kKHcp)

445 332
There was a guy who did a PBS show, I think, about Colonial style
woodworking using the old tools and techniques. I only saw him once, and
can't think of a key word search that works, but the precision work he
was doing was amazing.


Roy Underhill and The Woodwright's Shop, maybe?

I like it because he doesn't come across as any more intelligent or coordinated than me, but he manages to do awesome stuff. Makes me feel like I could do it, too, if I decided to expend the enthusiasm.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 18, 2016 12:52 AM (o78gS)

446 412 Robert Duvall is in everything.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:43 AM (MNgU2)
***
No, Pigman proved the Caine-Hackman Theory years ago.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 18, 2016 12:53 AM (/33sy)

447 Brian Dennehy and James Woods were fantastic in "Best Seller."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:53 AM (ntObR)

448 Watching some of the old shows on MeTV, a young Robert Duvall was in quite a few. Naked City and Route 66 I remember, and some others I can't.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 12:53 AM (dvuhZ)

449 "Robert Duvall is in 1/4 movies ever made."
-Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:50 AM (qUNWi)

And he will always be eclipsed by One Brian Dennehy.

-He played The Mountain in "Brokeback Mountain".

-He was every beaker in "Breaking Bad".

-He played The Ransom in "The Big Lebowski".

I dare you to name another talent as large and talented.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:54 AM (OQ9R7)

450 How many times has Robert Duval said "Hey, Mister" in a movie?

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:55 AM (qUNWi)

451 What did you people expect from a website called "Twitter"? Fucking Twitter.

I mean, its called "Twitter", for fuck sakes

Posted by: Ololiuqui at February 18, 2016 12:55 AM (s6/4z)

452 Is someone committing heresy against The Hopper? Are we going to have to perform an exorcism and douse him in Pabst Blue Ribbon?

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 12:55 AM (zt+N6)

453 bah I have to finish this stupid exam

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 12:56 AM (uZNvH)

454 buzzion, how is that any different from when commenters get sprung from the barrel? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)

455 Watched The Natural again tonight . It was on the MLB network. And yes, Duvall was in it.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:56 AM (MNgU2)

456 Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM (wqVD1)

But you have the top notch Ace Dental Plan

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 12:56 AM (voOPb)

457 But you have the top notch Ace Dental Plan

Oooo, unlimited PolyGrip!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

458 How many times has Robert Duval said "Hey, Mister" in a movie?
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 12:55 AM (qUNWi)

Heh

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:57 AM (MNgU2)

459 "But you have the top notch Ace Dental Plan."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 12:56 AM (voOPb)

They're going to shave his molars, aren't they?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 12:58 AM (OQ9R7)

460 452 Is someone committing heresy against The Hopper? Are we going to have to perform an exorcism and douse him in Pabst Blue Ribbon?
Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 12:55 AM (zt+N6)


And give him the Mr. Paul Revere treatment.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 12:58 AM (wqVD1)

461 Ah, home. Where pantslessness is possible.

qdpsteve: Easy Rider? ... (b) the ending, besides being a complete downer, is quite jarring the first time you see it.

Saw it original run in theater. Jarring, yes indeed.

Never had a desire to see it again, because that alone.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ez wider? at February 18, 2016 12:58 AM (SqM8E)

462 Remember him in Slingblade?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM

I only watched that movie once and I can;t remember him in it.
All I remember is "I like me some french fried taters ....mmmmah."

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:58 AM (BasZO)

463 457
But you have the top notch Ace Dental Plan



Oooo, unlimited PolyGrip!!!!


You get name brand dental adhesive? I have to put up with Val-U-Grip.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 18, 2016 12:59 AM (o78gS)

464 Hopper was in Hang 'Em High, too.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 01:00 AM (EWg9n)

465 Watching some of the old shows on MeTV, a young Robert Duvall was in quite a few. Naked City and Route 66 I remember, and some others I can't.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)


A bunch of actors from that era seemed to appear in just about every show of every genre.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 01:00 AM (FkBIv)

466 what is the deal with Robert Duvall?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 01:00 AM (uZNvH)

467 James Caan supposedly did a lot of TV back in the 1960s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 01:01 AM (ntObR)

468 Are we going to have to perform an exorcism>>>

I saw earlier today why there is an increase in the interest to do exorcisms.

"Exorcist claims 'beautiful women' are more likely to be possessed by evil demons"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j86zozo

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:01 AM (r6bSH)

469 Saw a great episode of Route 66 where Robert Duvall plays a heroin addict. They catch him rummaging thru the car looking for something to steal. He then stumbles off and they catch him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 18, 2016 01:01 AM (iQIUe)

470 "And give him the Mr. Paul Revere treatment."
-Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 12:58 AM (wqVD1)

No. NO!!! NOT THAT!

NOT the "Paul Revere Treatment", Butch!

I'll speak on his behalf!

Just...

...never give him the "Happy Birthday"!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:02 AM (OQ9R7)

471 Don't know if people here know but on a (still somewhat obscure) cable TV channel called AntennaTV, they're presently airing classic Carson Tonight Show episodes every evening, in full.

The tricky part, of course, if finding the channel if you're even lucky enough to have it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 01:02 AM (ntObR)

472 456 Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM (wqVD1)

But you have the top notch Ace Dental Plan
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 12:56 AM (voOPb)


Eh that's something of a myth - but don't tell Dave in Texas this. The Ace Dental Plan is pretty much just a dental technician in NYC who does dental stuff on the sly.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 01:03 AM (wqVD1)

473 462 Remember him in Slingblade?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 12:51 AM

I only watched that movie once and I can;t remember him in it.
All I remember is "I like me some french fried taters ....mmmmah."
Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 12:58 AM (BasZO)


He was Billy Bob Thornton's father (I think). He was in one scene where Thornton confronts him about aborting his brother ("You shouldn't 'a done that. He was just a boy"--that one).

Posted by: AD at February 18, 2016 01:03 AM (QWY55)

474 Nic Cage has to be in at least 37% of all movies made in any given year.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 01:04 AM (O1R3L)

475 Gunfight At The OK Corral, Rebel Without A Cause, Red Rock Wes and.... The Trip... like, far out, man.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 01:04 AM (EWg9n)

476 "Eh that's something of a myth - but don't tell Dave in Texas this. The Ace Dental Plan is pretty much just a dental technician in NYC who does dental stuff on the sly."
-Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 01:03 AM (wqVD1)

*Doesn't write anything*

...whut?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:05 AM (OQ9R7)

477 Eh that's something of a myth - but don't tell Dave in Texas this. The Ace Dental Plan is pretty much just a dental technician in NYC who does dental stuff on the sly.
Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 01:03 AM (wqVD1)

Is his name Christian Szell?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 01:05 AM (iHjB5)

478 The Twilight zone was also great show for seeing famous actors. Every body seems to have been in an episode or 2.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:05 AM (r6bSH)

479 Still no responses to my comment at #428? It's like I don't know you guys anymore!

The dude's name is Arse Biscuites. He's a French army general. Arse Biscuites! How do you not appreciate that?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 18, 2016 01:06 AM (0OG8D)

480 The Ace Dental Plan is pretty much just a dental technician in NYC who does dental stuff on the sly.

Does he keep asking "is it safe?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 01:06 AM (FkBIv)

481 weft-cut, uh, what? :-)

The music in Midnight Express is by Giorgio Moroder. He even had an instrumental hit from it, titled "Chase."

Posted by: qdpsteve

Hopper is in Midnight Express?

Posted by: eleven


Natch,

Midnight Run

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 01:06 AM (AA6QE)

482 "I wonder how much of this is because the Japanese seem to have stripped a lot out of their own culture. ... In one of their museums (the old imperial palace in Osaka) they had completely stripped the interior."

The book _Dogs and Demons_ relates many similar stories.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 18, 2016 01:07 AM (noWW6)

483 "Nic Cage has to be in at least 37% of all movies made in any given year."
-Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 01:04 AM (O1R3L)

Agreed.

But you'll never notice Brian Dennehy. He plays vending machines and tundra, most often.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)

484 Good night 'rons and 'ettes. All work and no play ....

Posted by: Garym at February 18, 2016 01:08 AM (BasZO)

485 Twilight zone was also great show for seeing famous actors. Every body seems to have been in an episode or 2.
Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:05 AM (r6bSH)

Duvall was in the episode where he saw live person in a doll house at a museum, was committed, released , went back to museum and ended up as a figure in the doll house.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 18, 2016 01:08 AM (MNgU2)

486 ..."The book _Dogs and Demons_ relates many similar stories."
-Posted by: torquewrench at February 18, 2016 01:07 AM (noWW6)

Keep "relating" to the Japanese and I'll lose all respect for you, torque-san.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:09 AM (OQ9R7)

487 Good night, Garym!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 18, 2016 01:09 AM (0OG8D)

488 Is Arse Biscuites a watchmaker? Or does he make high quality writing instruments? Collect tools?

Posted by: L'Affair de facto at February 18, 2016 01:09 AM (QeI1K)

489 G'Night, Garym.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:09 AM (OQ9R7)

490 Duvall was in the episode where he saw live person in a doll house at a museum, was committed, released , went back to museum and ended up as a figure in the doll house.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky


That. seems. familiar.

Posted by: The Shat at February 18, 2016 01:09 AM (AA6QE)

491 334 Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.
Posted by: eleven

Nah, Speed was great.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 18, 2016 01:10 AM (s87AC)

492 Eh that's something of a myth - but don't tell Dave in Texas this. The
Ace Dental Plan is pretty much just a dental technician in NYC who does
dental stuff on the sly.
>>>

Something Dave in Texas has never said during a visit.

"Don't come at me with your big boobs."

Posted by: NYC Dental Assistant on the sly at February 18, 2016 01:11 AM (r6bSH)

493 Midnight Run...


"Yeah, I know you'll hit me on the head with the thing..."

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:11 AM (qUNWi)

494 #488: "Arse" is the British version of "ass".

The dude's name is literally "ass-biscuits"!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 18, 2016 01:12 AM (0OG8D)

495 "You haven't been shooting the hostages again, have you, Jack?"

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 01:12 AM (EWg9n)

496 Goodnight and Sweet Dreams, Garym

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:12 AM (2x3L+)

497 "Nah, Speed was great."
-Posted by: Thrawn at February 18, 2016 01:10 AM (s87AC)

You are a bug. Not a glitch, nor feature. I will find you and spray for the likes of you.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:12 AM (OQ9R7)

498 Duvall was in the best Outer Limits ever.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:13 AM (qUNWi)

499 Oh brudder.

Recipe posted on FB for something called "Crack Chicken." Nooo thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 01:14 AM (ntObR)

500 Was Duvall born with male pattern baldness?

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:14 AM (qUNWi)

501 I tell you who else was in everything back in the 50s and 60s and later. That's Richard Anderson, Oscar Goldman from the 6 Million Dollar Man.

He was in everything. Lt. Drum in the last year or so of Perry Mason. You'll see in just about every damn show of that era. If the "Hardest working man in show business" should apply to anyone, it would be him.

I read something about him recently. Some young buck saw him at some restaurant or something, and said "did you use to be in some old TV show?" He said, "Yeah, I've been in a few a time or two".

His IMDB list must be scroll on and on.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 01:14 AM (dvuhZ)

502 439
426
I don't know about watches, but the ONT could sure use a good, new calendar.
This one is running 10 days fast...
Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 18, 2016 12:46 AM (sqaXk)

Sorry.
Was using ace's time machine and got confused. Turns out that next week
was rather normal and boring. Which is the way I like it.


Posted by: Maetenloch

Do the hamsters release my IP and I can post among the living again?

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 18, 2016 01:15 AM (4pjhs)

503 Duvall was in the best Outer Limits ever.
Posted by: eleven


Chameleon

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 01:15 AM (FkBIv)

504 Also, literall the *week* Breaking Bad aired its final episode, I was visiting a Persian market with a deli.

They actually had as a dish, something called "Methi Chicken." Uh, oookay. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 01:15 AM (ntObR)

505 publius, Richard Anderson also did a great job playing one of the heavies in Stanley Kubrick's early feature, "Paths of Glory."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 01:16 AM (ntObR)

506 ..."His IMDB list must be scroll on and on."
-Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 01:14 AM (dvuhZ)

-For the record.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:16 AM (OQ9R7)

507 Wish Hopper had done a Columbo episode as the killer. Would have been awesome. Too fucked up in the 70's, I guess.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 01:17 AM (EWg9n)

508 The older man, Mike, had an amazing episode in Better Call Saul.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 18, 2016 01:17 AM (VdICR)

509 Now L is being nice to Garym?


It took 6 years for her to be nice to me.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:17 AM (qUNWi)

510 Why So Many Millennials Are Socialists

OMG. Don't read the comments if you value your sanity.

Apparently, driving on public roads means that you are a beneficiary of socialism, or something like that.

And then there's this gem:

We also enjoy the benefits. Like, our international dominance of high-tech markets, and our ability to win wars with our superior military technology, both of which depend on robust government funding of non-immediately-profitable, curiosity-driven, basic science. Without government-funded basic science we would be a low-tech, Third-World country. We would be living like Mexicans.

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 01:17 AM (sdi6R)

511 Founding of the Church of Dennis Hopper.

http://minx.cc:1080/?post=302093

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 01:18 AM (zt+N6)

512 Okay, Ladies and Gentlemen... I need to sleep.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:19 AM (OQ9R7)

513 Was Duvall born with male pattern baldness?

Posted by: eleven


He may have been. But his male pattern believability makes that small and, heh, fun.

Posted by: The Shat at February 18, 2016 01:19 AM (AA6QE)

514 Sugar Plum Fairy: Started reading Sam Walton's autobiography Made In America, today....

I started reading that years ago. Always meant to get back to it. I remember him saying that Big City reporters were surprised at his simple life, expecting to see "hoochie coochie girls down by the swimming pool."

Another good businessman book I did read (I think) long ago was Ray Croc's talking about starting (rather, taking over and expanding) McD's. Said something like, we don't sell burgers. We own the land under the restaurants. (Also the grain farms, cattle ranches...).

How both of them must spin in their graves to see their businesses today!

Posted by: mindful webworker - biz niz maan at February 18, 2016 01:19 AM (SqM8E)

515 Good night, Slapweasel!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 18, 2016 01:20 AM (0OG8D)

516 "Now L is being nice to Garym?
It took 6 years for her to be nice to me.
"
-Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:17 AM (qUNWi)

Shut up, Donnie.

*dial tone*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:21 AM (OQ9R7)

517 One thing I found out today: in one of their efforts to "shake things up" these days, McD's is going to start offering... table service.

Yeah, that'll go over well...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 01:21 AM (ntObR)

518 Without government-funded basic science we would be a low-tech, Third-World country. We would be living like Mexicans.

Too bad they missed that with full socialism, we'll be living in envy of the Mexicans.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 18, 2016 01:21 AM (YJmuy)

519 You are a bug. Not a glitch, nor feature. I will find you and spray for the likes of you.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:12 AM (OQ9R7)

*said in the voice of that dude from Taken*

Good luck.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 18, 2016 01:21 AM (s87AC)

520 We also enjoy the benefits. Like, our international dominance of high-tech markets, and our ability to win wars with our superior military technology, both of which depend on robust government funding of non-immediately-profitable, curiosity-driven, basic science. Without government-funded basic science we would be a low-tech, Third-World country. We would be living like Mexicans.
Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 01:17 AM (sdi6R)

______

So Venezuela should be over taking us in world dominance any day now, I guess?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 01:21 AM (O1R3L)

521 >>>> Now L is being nice to Garym?
It took 6 years for her to be nice to me.
Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:17 AM (qUNWi)
----
Blame the Slapweasel for that. He always makes a point to say goodnight to anyone who says they're going to bed. I thought, that's so nice. I should do that too! Turns out, totally thankless job and pretty much has no up side.

And, when, eleven, have I not been nice to you? I've always liked you

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:22 AM (2x3L+)

522 Without government-funded basic science we would be a low-tech, Third-World country. We would be living like Mexicans.
Posted by: rickl


We are truly doomed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 01:22 AM (FkBIv)

523 Without government-funded basic science we would be a low-tech, Third-World country. We would be living like Mexicans.>>>

Wait we suck in the standings for education. How did we kick their asses for so long.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:23 AM (r6bSH)

524 My mom worked for Robert Duvall's brother, an attorney. She had to watch him let himself die from a leg infection or something because of Christian Scientology. It was devastating for her. Anyhoo, she really liked them both. Virginia gentlemen.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 18, 2016 01:23 AM (GzDYP)

525 510
We also enjoy the benefits. Like, our international dominance of high-tech markets, and our ability to win wars with our superior military technology, both of which depend on robust government funding of non-immediately-profitable, curiosity-driven, basic science. Without government-funded basic science we would be a low-tech, Third-World country. We would be living like Mexicans.
Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 01:17 AM (sdi6R)

Wow, whomever this person who posted the comment was... that takes a special synergy between stupidity and ignorance.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 01:23 AM (iHjB5)

526 McDonald's signed their death warrant when they decided to market only to inner city yuutes a couple of years ago. I'm lovin' it! Uhm yeah, I'm fucking hathin' it and will never set foot in your stores again.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 01:23 AM (O1R3L)

527 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 18, 2016 01:23 AM (YJmuy)

528 Now I'm remembering the old maxim that says if you're explaining the joke, you're failing at comedy. So, I'll just have to let the matter drop.

Seriously, though... Arse Biscuites.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 18, 2016 01:23 AM (0OG8D)

529 246 I'd like to get one of those Salvador Dali watches.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 12:03 AM (FkBIv)


I would totally wear one of those, even if it was a prop that didn't actually work.

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 01:24 AM (sdi6R)

530 501 Publius

Seconded. Just saw him in an episode of The Rifleman this past weekend.

Posted by: speedster1 at February 18, 2016 01:24 AM (vUcdz)

531 Does anybody really know what time it is?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 17, 2016 11:54 PM (FkBIv)

Whenever you are, then it is.

Posted by: Buckaroo Banzai...possibly at February 18, 2016 01:24 AM (Ojki1)

532 Goodnight Blanco

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:24 AM (2x3L+)

533 L ...I'm just bein silly.

I always like you too. ::blushes::

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:25 AM (qUNWi)

534 Oh, scientology. Watched "Going Clear" recently. Good doco. Very interesting, even though I knew most of it.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 01:25 AM (EWg9n)

535 Folks like Hopper, Cage, Jim Carrey, they always seem to be playing themselves, or, at least, the same character. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't because you're sitting there thinking about the actor not the character.

Bill Murray always plays the same character and it always works. How is that?

Posted by: mindful webworker - playing myself at February 18, 2016 01:25 AM (SqM8E)

536 "*said in the voice of that dude from Taken*"
Good luck.
-Posted by: Thrawn at February 18, 2016 01:21 AM (s87AC)

*HAH!*

Okay... I'm totally out, now.

Thanks Prothonotary!

OUT!

*Star-Spangled Banner*

*Test Pattern*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:25 AM (OQ9R7)

537
Saw a photo of an old guy putting his groceries in his car and no one cd figure out who it was. Turned out to be Richard Anderson. But the part was that he looked happy. Had a big old smile on his face.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 18, 2016 01:25 AM (iQIUe)

538 Goodnight Slapweasel

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:25 AM (2x3L+)

539 Socialists always strive to paint freedom loving people as anarchists.
That is their go to tactic.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 01:25 AM (8QGte)

540 525 510
We also enjoy the benefits. Like, our international dominance of high-tech markets, and our ability to win wars with our superior military technology, both of which depend on robust government funding of non-immediately-profitable, curiosity-driven, basic science. Without government-funded basic science we would be a low-tech, Third-World country. We would be living like Mexicans.
Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 01:17 AM (sdi6R)

Wow, whomever this person who posted the comment was... that takes a special synergy between stupidity and ignorance.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 01:23 AM (iHjB5)

Which is why 50%+ of what the government spends its (our) money on is "basic science", right?

But then again, roads (built by private companies and also things that have been in existence since about the Roman Empire and even before) are also signs of "socialism". Freakin' idiots.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 18, 2016 01:27 AM (s87AC)

541 One time recently, MeTV was running westerns on weekends, afternoons or so. It was Saturday or Sunday, and Richard Anderson was in every single episode the whole run that day.

That was when I realized, damn that guy was in everything.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 01:27 AM (dvuhZ)

542 520
So Venezuela should be over taking us in world dominance any day now, I guess?
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 01:21 AM (O1R3L)



I'd rather not think about where this is heading.

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 01:27 AM (sdi6R)

543 One of my favorite Duvall scenes is in Lonesome Dove when he pistol whips the uppity bartender.

"Ain't much of a crime whacking a surly bartender..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 01:28 AM (n22zQ)

544 539 Socialists always strive to paint freedom loving people as anarchists.
That is their go to tactic.
Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 01:25 AM (8QGte)

Do not forget that people who militantly want the government to do as little as possible and have the smallest effect on people's lives are.... Fascists!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 01:28 AM (iHjB5)

545 See what I mean, eleven? I say Goodnight to Blanco and Slapweasel and neither of them say goodnight back.
What is the point of this anyway?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:29 AM (2x3L+)

546 I'd rather not think about where this is heading.
Posted by: rickl
---------------

One of two places, possibly both... a toilet with no toilet paper and/or a grocery with no groceries.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 01:31 AM (n22zQ)

547 Not Ray Croc... Kroc!!!

qdpsteve: ...McD's is going to start offering... table service....

With what, robots?

And I'm sure McD's patrons will be big tippers.

Cloth napkins, candles on the table, pinkys out, munching greaseburger and fries. "Such veddy nice se'vice, at this fine establishment!"

Posted by: mindful webworker - I kin spel at February 18, 2016 01:31 AM (SqM8E)

548 I had mentioned earlier that this little shit who went to Israel to demo for the palis and got his veal ass arrested and boo hoo'd all the way home is now in Venezuela writing for some lefty magazine. I'm sure he doesnt live on his salary and doesnt have to depend on the stores for food and necessities.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 18, 2016 01:31 AM (iQIUe)

549 Did anyone mention that Duvall is a conservative?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 18, 2016 01:32 AM (iQIUe)

550 L...

inorite?

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:32 AM (qUNWi)

551 Reminder: Obama Eulogized Grand Wizard of the KKK Robert Byrd

Posted by: Mega at February 18, 2016 01:32 AM (JwLCI)

552 G'Night, L'Elle!

You understand the confusion that this might create as others think that you've signed-off instead of me?

I never expect a response after I wish someone a Good Night because I am confident that they've already gone.

*falls down stairs*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:33 AM (OQ9R7)

553 Sure prefer to see Duvall in everything than Morgan Freeman.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 18, 2016 01:33 AM (iQIUe)

554 Oh and Google will helpfully autocomplete:

"Donald Trump KKK"

but not:

"Robert Byrd KKK"

Check it out. Super creepy.

Posted by: Mega at February 18, 2016 01:33 AM (JwLCI)

555 Robert Byrd is dead?


Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:34 AM (qUNWi)

556 447 Brian Dennehy and James Woods were fantastic in "Best Seller."


Yep! It was a contest at who can chew the scenery up the most. It really was a very good film. I actually have it on DVD.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 01:34 AM (NGd+i)

557 Cloth napkins, candles on the table, pinkys out, munching greaseburger and fries. "Such veddy nice se'vice, at this fine establishment!"
Posted by: mindful webworker - I kin spel at February 18, 2016 01:31 AM (SqM8E)

So a company (and even a segment of industry) predicated on the idea that you could get passable food quickly without all of the traditional amenities offered by restaurant, but at a lower price, then tries to offer the same food with the amenities of a full restaurant.

Yeah, McDonald's is toast.

I miss the Angus Burgers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 01:34 AM (iHjB5)

558 *lights self on fire*

NEVER AGAIN!

*becomes ash*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:34 AM (OQ9R7)

559


Hey found this bit of cheery news

calls to the VA suicide hotline......went to voice mail

Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 01:35 AM (zOTsN)

560 Folks like Hopper, Cage, Jim Carrey, they always
seem to be playing themselves, or, at least, the same character.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't because you're sitting there
thinking about the actor not the character.



Bill Murray always plays the same character and it always works. How is that?





Posted by: mindful webworker - playing myself at February 18, 2016 01:25 AM


Sometimes, that's what you want from a character. A presence, a familiarity, that certain something that lifts a character. Carrey I've never cared for... except for Dumb and Dumber, which was awesome. Murray and Cage I like, yes, Cage. I can't help but like his scenery chewing MO. Hopper, however, is a much more capable thespian than he gets credit for.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 01:35 AM (EWg9n)

561 553 BwaW

Little known fact: They are both actually played by Brian Dennehy.

The more you know....

Posted by: speedster1 at February 18, 2016 01:35 AM (vUcdz)

562 #545: I know the feeling, L. Allow me to bid you in particular a good night as I sign off.

And good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 18, 2016 01:36 AM (0OG8D)

563 Reminder: Obama Eulogized Grand Wizard of the KKK Robert Byrd>>>

History how does it fucking work.

Posted by: LIV Clown Posse at February 18, 2016 01:36 AM (r6bSH)

564 555 Robert Byrd is dead?


Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:34 AM (qUNWi)


No, he's only outside looking in.

Posted by: The Moody Whites at February 18, 2016 01:36 AM (sdi6R)

565 Slapweasel goodnight and watch yer tibias.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:36 AM (qUNWi)

566 A suicide hotline operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs allowed crisis calls to go into voicemail, and callers did not always receive immediate assistance, according to a report by the agency's internal watchdog

Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 01:36 AM (zOTsN)

567 I like McDonalds' breakfast menu.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:37 AM (qUNWi)

568 I didn't get the Chomsky part. Milady suggested, it's like, "socialism has never been done right."

Oh. I guess I'm not smart.

Goon dight, leddies and germs. I'm off to the bedd.

"In God, man lives, moves, and has his being; there is nothing which man can give to God except this choosing to abide by the Father's will...."

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's all funny at February 18, 2016 01:38 AM (SqM8E)

569 "Slapweasel goodnight and watch yer tibias."
-Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:36 AM (qUNWi)

*HAH!*

*switches guards from fibulas*

Right-On!

*fades*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:38 AM (OQ9R7)

570 >>> Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016
----
Yeah, mebbee. I might now. So, everyone else is politely leaving the blog by saying Goodnight but when I do that, I expect someone to say goodnight back.

This does not make me feel good about myself.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:39 AM (2x3L+)

571 Why are so many millennials socialists?

1.) It got cool, and cool always has a snowball effect.

2.) They were never told not to be socialists. That's what fathers are for. Mom will tell you, "Yes, you deserve the world on a silver platter, my sweet little darling," while dad will tell you, "Hell, no! Get off the sofa and work for what you want!"

...And fathers are now an antiquated concept. Dad's in an apartment on the other side of town, and mom's current boyfriend can't exactly lay down the law.

Yay, progress!

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 01:40 AM (lF8sf)

572 actually, government funding of basic science research is one of the few things that I think government probably ought to do, certain global warming myths notwithstanding

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 01:40 AM (uZNvH)

573 http://tinyurl.com/zv3vdxl

This is pathetic. Guy had everything and pissed it all away gambling.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 18, 2016 01:40 AM (IdCqF)

574 >>> Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 18, 2016 01:36 AM (0OG8D)
----
Hey, wait!
Goodnight, PW and Sweet Dreams

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:41 AM (2x3L+)

575 557
Cloth napkins, candles on the table, pinkys out, munching greaseburger
and fries. "Such veddy nice se'vice, at this fine establishment!"

Posted by: mindful webworker - I kin spel at February 18, 2016 01:31 AM (SqM8E)



So a company (and even a segment of industry) predicated on the idea
that you could get passable food quickly without all of the traditional
amenities offered by restaurant, but at a lower price, then tries to
offer the same food with the amenities of a full restaurant.



Yeah, McDonald's is toast.



I miss the Angus Burgers.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 01:34 AM (iHjB5)


What gets me is that the local one still has Angus Burger commercials playing on their drive-through interaction screen. They're not on the menu and you can't get them -- but when you drive up to the speaker, they're prominently on-screen.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 01:41 AM (EzgxV)

576 L, Elle - Good night. And the same to the rest of you also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 01:42 AM (n22zQ)

577 334 Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.
Posted by: eleven



Apocalypse Now and Hoosiers are terrible? Uh, Ok. Granted, his roll in AN was small but memorable. Hoosiers was fantastic. Or are you being all contrarian and shit?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 01:42 AM (NGd+i)

578 Mindful and Aetius, yep and LOL. :-)

Puddleglum, oh yeah. I have the blu-ray. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 01:42 AM (ntObR)

579 yeah I don't think McDonald's offering table service is going to work out.
is this a real thing?
wasn't there an ONT something-or-other story about McDonald's in China, or Hong Kong, or Taiwan, or somewhere, serving food buffet-style? that seems more likely than table service

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 01:42 AM (uZNvH)

580 Does the Google autocomplete thing not bother anyone?

I wish someone with some serious blog juice would cover this:

Google helpfully autocompletes: "Donald Trump KKK"

Google whitewashes: "Robert Byrd KKK" (autocomplete goes blank)

Scary sick commie censoring lib prog f*cks.

Posted by: Mega at February 18, 2016 01:43 AM (JwLCI)

581 L...I swear by the twin moons of Crapthor..


If you bid adieu whilst I am still conscious I will say goodnight to you.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 01:43 AM (qUNWi)

582 Oh shit. You're all saying goodnight to me as some charity case now.

You can stop that immediately.

And goodnight, Hammer and Hammers Cat.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:43 AM (2x3L+)

583 34 Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.
Posted by: eleven



That scene he did with Christopher Walken in True Romance was better than any George Clooney movie.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 01:43 AM (NGd+i)

584
actually, government funding of basic science research is one of the few things that I think government probably ought to do>>>

With a real goal yes. Killing enemies and the Moon worked in the past. Whats the new goal?

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:44 AM (r6bSH)

585 All glory to The Hopper, for He is our savior. His movies shall lead us to the Promised Land where we will trip wildly on shrooms. And sex shall be provided at low cost.

May Dennis smile upon thee.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 01:44 AM (zt+N6)

586 Epobirs:

Rick Schroeder left "NYPD Blue" because Milch was a drug addict and didn't have his scripts done on time... or at all. Milch was on the set telling the actors what to say and they were writing it down on post-it notes. Schroeder couldn't stand the unprofessional atmosphere.

I'm glad Milch has no money. I hope he dies in a homeless shelter and someone steals the shoes off his body.

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 01:45 AM (lF8sf)

587 Ambien not working. Hi again morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 01:45 AM (voOPb)

588 With a real goal yes. Killing enemies and the Moon worked in the past. Whats the new goal?


Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:44 AM (r6bSH)

there isn't one single "new goal", that is how public science funding has changed over the years

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 01:45 AM (uZNvH)

589 Oh...

and goodnight, L, Elle.

Posted by: mindful webworker - seriously at February 18, 2016 01:45 AM (SqM8E)

590 Good night L'elle, sweet dreams

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 01:46 AM (uZNvH)

591 True Romance. Jeez. What a kickass movie that was. It could never be made today. Every time I catch it again after not seeing it for awhile, it still blows me away how good it is.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 01:46 AM (EWg9n)

592 >>> Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.
Posted by: eleven
----
I think this is true. That cult classic with the guy and his ear getting cut off to keep his wife a sex slave for Dennis Hopper. That was total shit. What kind of horrible movie was that???

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:46 AM (2x3L+)

593 This is pathetic. Guy had everything and pissed it all away gambling.


Posted by: Epobirs at February 18, 2016 01:40 AM (IdCqF)

Pete Rose?

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 01:47 AM (HtUkt)

594 McDonald's offering table service is going to work out.
is this a real thing?
wasn't there an ONT something-or-other story about McDonald's in China, or Hong Kong, or Taiwan, or somewhere, serving food buffet-style? that seems more likely than table service

CJ we have a sif down fast food diner her in Wi it has franchises in Midwest called Culvers.mthey offer dinners along with sandwiches, frozen custard, nice place, food is good, service is better

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 01:47 AM (voOPb)

595 there isn't one single "new goal", that is how public science funding has changed over the years>>>

Which is why it morphed into global warming. Which takes us backwards in science.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:47 AM (r6bSH)

596 Scary sick commie censoring lib prog f*cks.
Posted by: Mega
-----------

I stopped using Google anything a long time ago.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 01:47 AM (n22zQ)

597 I'm not saying Goodnight anymore, you bastigez

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:48 AM (2x3L+)

598 ..."This does not make me feel good about myself."
-Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:39 AM (2x3L+)

It had never been about "me". I never expected anything. I simply tried to make others understand that I appreciated their humor, wit, knowledge and companionship when they bid us adieu.

I haven't felt entirely good bout myself since 1987. Join the party... lol.

Love you. God bless...

I've really got to go, ma'am!

flubel gagur husterstead angola mutis.

*falls over keyboard*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 01:48 AM (OQ9R7)

599 L,Elle I is here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 01:49 AM (voOPb)

600 #517

Not as crazy as it sounds at first hearing. Carls Jr. had had table delivery for decades and has grown nicely in that time.

The use of portable terminals would let an order taker do everything they'd do at the register. They roam around instead of being stationary. I wouldn't be surprised if the service was limited to those paying by credit or debit, so the order taker is relieved of handling any money out on the floor.

A pizza joint near me takes orders on an iPad and scans credit cards via a Square plug-in device, with the option of emailing the receipt. That is a single location hole in the wall, not a massive company that can afford major investments in software and custom hardware development.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 18, 2016 01:50 AM (IdCqF)

601 So Slapweasel thinks he's better than me. Is that it?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:50 AM (2x3L+)

602 >>haven't felt entirely good bout myself since 1987. Join the party... lol.


Slapweasel that's to damn long

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 01:51 AM (voOPb)

603 I think this is true. That cult classic with the
guy and his ear getting cut off to keep his wife a sex slave for Dennis
Hopper. That was total shit. What kind of horrible movie was that???





Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:46 AM


It's hard to defend. It's Lynch. It's weird. An acquired taste. I like it.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 01:51 AM (EWg9n)

604 MisHum, you shouldn't be here! You should be all sleepy and stuff.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:51 AM (2x3L+)

605 RE: The SAT being unfair...

The answer is of course, D: "Take the A-train uptown."

(Anyone remember that Garrett Morris skit? Anyone...? Anyone...? Damn. Tough room.)

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 01:51 AM (lF8sf)

606 actually, government funding of basic science research is one of the few things that I think government probably ought to do, certain global warming myths notwithstanding

Posted by: chemjeff


Unforts, they can't be separated.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 01:52 AM (AA6QE)

607 That cult classic with the guy and his ear getting cut off to keep his wife a sex slave for Dennis Hopper. That was total shit. What kind of horrible movie was that???


Heh!! Blue Velvet. A David Lynch flick.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 01:52 AM (NGd+i)

608 Maybe I'm not normal. But 90% of my visits to a fast food place are through a window. Is robot table service gonna be a thing?

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:53 AM (r6bSH)

609 Yeah, David Lynch. Also Mullholland Drive.
More shit.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:53 AM (2x3L+)

610 >>> Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.
Posted by: eleven
----
I think this is true. That cult classic with the guy and his ear getting cut off to keep his wife a sex slave for Dennis Hopper. That was total shit. What kind of horrible movie was that???

Posted by: L, Elle

----

I saw "Blue Velvet" on a double bill with "Eraserhead." It was an evening that damaged me.

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 01:53 AM (lF8sf)

611 572
actually, government funding of basic science research is one of the few
things that I think government probably ought to do, certain global
warming myths notwithstanding


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 01:40 AM (uZNvH)


Checks Article I, Section 8 -- "lay and collect taxes", "pay the debts and provide for the common defence", "borrow money", "regulate foreign commerce", "set rules for naturalization and bankruptcies", "coin money, set standard weights and measures, prosecute counterfeiting", "establish post roads and post offices", protect IP, have a military and fight piracy, and run the District of Columbia.


I don't see basic research in there. And I don't think it belongs -- because when you let a political institution fund research, you inevitably get politicized research.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 01:54 AM (EzgxV)

612 I saw "Blue Velvet" on a double bill with "Eraserhead." It was an evening that damaged me.


WTF were you thinking? Good think you didn't slit your wrists.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 01:55 AM (NGd+i)

613 Also, Easy Rider. Total shit. Everyone was stoned and retarded in that one.

Dennis Hopper does not have much of a legacy.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:56 AM (2x3L+)

614 593
>>> Every movie with Dennis Hopper is terrible.

Posted by: eleven

----

I think this is true. That cult classic with the guy and his ear
getting cut off to keep his wife a sex slave for Dennis Hopper. That
was total shit. What kind of horrible movie was that???



Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 01:46 AM (2x3L+)


Blue Velvet.

It's complicated.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

615 Good night all. It's been groovy.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:57 AM (r6bSH)

616 It's hard to defend. It's Lynch. It's weird. An acquired taste. I like it.

Posted by: otho

Lynch's "Elephant Man" was one of the best damned movies I've ever seen in my life.

Then I read "The True History Of The Elephant Man" and realized there's about ten seconds of reality in the whole film. The rest is made up out of thin air.

Still an awesome flick, though, just for the mood and the imagery.

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 01:58 AM (lF8sf)

617 @614 soundtrack is awesome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 01:58 AM (voOPb)

618 614:Also, Easy Rider. Total shit. Everyone was stoned and retarded in that one.

Dennis Hopper does not have much of a legacy.



Oh c'mon! That movie had a happy ending. What more do you want?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 01:59 AM (NGd+i)

619 WTF were you thinking? Good think you didn't slit your wrists.

Posted by: Puddleglum

---

I had never seen either one. I had no idea. I was like a five-year-old who gets in a stranger's car: too innocent and no one around to stop me.

(That, of course, is a metaphor. I was 20 when I saw the Lynch movies. The guy who took me into his car when I was 5, didn't take me to the movies... we made movies. But that's another story.)

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 02:01 AM (lF8sf)

620 >>> Good night all. It's been groovy.
Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 01:57 AM (r6bSH)
-----
Are you sticking around expecting us t o say Goodnight to you back or what?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 02:01 AM (2x3L+)

621 Blue Velvet" on a double bill with "Eraserhead." It was an evening that damaged me.

Were you drinking with the guys or witha chick?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 02:01 AM (voOPb)

622 If you want something to take 10 times as long to create, cost 4 times as much and do half of what it was supposed to do, put the government in charge of it.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 02:03 AM (8QGte)

623 Ah geez. A second website claiming that Glenn Beck is openly praising Cruz as the president to get America through the Rapture.

President Cruz's nationwide TV address post-Rapture: "Oookay, it looks like Jesus didn't see fit to take the rest of us with his Kingdom. But not to worry..." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 02:03 AM (ntObR)

624 Blue Velvet" on a double bill with "Eraserhead." It was an evening that damaged me.

Were you drinking with the guys or witha chick?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

----

Hangin' with 2 very witty and artsy buddies. None of us drank.

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 02:03 AM (lF8sf)

625 Some of those "20 Joke for Intellectuals" are pretty funny, but they left off my all-time favorite "intellectual joke" -- presented here for your entertainment and amazement:

-----

A high-school geometry teacher, an engineer, and a Professor of Set Theory are walking along a country road and come upon a farmer looking at some cows in a field and scratching his head in frustration. They ask him what's the matter, and he says,

"I want to built a corral for my cows, but fence-making materials are expensive, so I'm trying to figure out the best way to enclose the most amount of cows with the least amount of fence."

All three cried out in unison, "I know the best way!"

So the farmer said, "Whoever can show me how to build the shortest fence around all the cows can sleep with my beautiful daughter tonight!"

The geometry teacher went first. He drew a perfect circle around the entire herd, while saying, "It's a mathematical fact that the circle is the shape which encloses the greatest area with the shortest line. Top that!"

The engineer went next: He tied one end of a long rope to the horn of the nearest cow, and then simply walked around the herd, tightening the rope around the outermost cow at each point, saying, "This is much more efficient, as there is no wasted space; build your fence along the length of the rope, and you'll find it is shorter than the circular fence. Top that!"

Finally it was the set theorist's turn. He didn't even take a step, remaining perfectly still where he was in the road, and instead drew a tiny little line in the dirt around his feet, indicating where the fence should be. He then announced, "I define myself as being outside the fence."

Posted by: zombie at February 18, 2016 02:03 AM (jBuUi)

626 oh c'mon. that is just throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

do you think the *only* publicly funded scientific research is global warming research, and nothing else?

I would say that it probably ought to be done by state governments instead, or multi-state consortia, rather than run by the feds, of course

and yes, government-funded anything gets politicized. and yes, science is run by fallible human beings not infallible angels. I totally get that. but the main way that government funding of science gets politicized is in the topics they choose to fund, and less about trying to dictate particular results.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:06 AM (uZNvH)

627 and okay quick poll of people here.

do you want government funding of ALL science to end? including state governments? including state-run universities?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:08 AM (uZNvH)

628 Posted by: zombie at February 18, 2016 02:03 AM (jBuUi)

Them smart folks tell some real knee slappers.

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 02:09 AM (HtUkt)

629 629
I would have to say yes. The problem is the science is not being decided by scientists, but by bureaucrats. The bureaucracy is what always gets you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 02:09 AM (iHjB5)

630 The upside of David Milch going belly up is that we wont have that Wm. Faulkner shit shoved down our throats. Dont get me wrong, I like Faulkner. I dont want to see another SJW series about shit that happened 100-150 years ago.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 18, 2016 02:11 AM (iQIUe)

631 572 actually, government funding of basic science research is one of the few things that I think government probably ought to do, certain global warming myths notwithstanding
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 01:40 AM (uZNvH)


See President Eisenhower's farewell speech on January 17, 1961.

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


It's most famous for his warning of the influence of the "military-industrial complex", which starts around 6:07.

Immediately afterwards, he warned about the capture of scientific research by government funding and its dependence on such. That starts at 9:04.

This has directly led to the global warming hysteria of the present.


All in all, it's a remarkable speech. It's only 15 minutes long, and he spoke to the American people as intelligent adults. I have a hard time imagining any modern political figure giving such a speech. Or a modern audience understanding it.

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 02:13 AM (sdi6R)

632 Once you start paying people to solve a problem the incentive is all in not solving the problem, thus ending the pay.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 02:13 AM (8QGte)

633 Gonna call it a night all. Thanks for the great chat. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 02:14 AM (ntObR)

634 @629. Some gov science testing is acceptable. But with all government in it, it is to big to succeed.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 02:15 AM (voOPb)

635 The universities love to prattle on about academic independence and all that happy horse crap. They gave that up long ago for that sweet govt. cash. It comes with strings. Chains, actually.

All that shit about Title 9 and all that, govt. ordering academic institutions to do a little dance when they say is a direct result of taking govt. money. The ability of govt to demand the universities throw out due process in kangaroo courts because "rape culture" is a result of the Academy being govt's little bitch.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 02:17 AM (dvuhZ)

636 629 Well Jeff, if they could put an end to Strawman blog posting, I may support it a little bit. Did anyone on this thread make this suggestion?

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 02:17 AM (1eYr7)

637 "How come Ace has gone back to being a part of the GOPe?
What a fucking pathetic pussy he is.
"
-Posted by: WTF happened at February 18, 2016 02:17 AM (ZU6N/)

What brings you to this incorrect conclusion?

Go to bed.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:21 AM (OQ9R7)

638 Posted by: WTF happened at February 18, 2016 02:17 AM (ZU6N/)

Your search - ZU6N/ site:acecomments.mu.nu - did not match any documents.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 02:22 AM (zt+N6)

639 615
Blue Velvet.

It's complicated.
Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)


Isabella Rossellini was scrumptious.

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 02:22 AM (sdi6R)

640 639
629 Well Jeff, if they could put an end to Strawman blog posting, I may
support it a little bit. Did anyone on this thread make this suggestion?

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 02:17 AM (1eYr7)

oh give me a break.
From #612:
I don't see basic research in there. And I don't think it belongs --
because when you let a political institution fund research, you
inevitably get politicized research.

From #619:The biggest fraud, both scientific and economic, of all time is being
committed as government-funded "science" is being perverted to political
ends, because, well, that's what's going to happen with such a stupid
fucking scheme

so right there are two arguments that at least directly imply that government should not be funding any science research at all, not just refusing to fund global warming research. so please, take your 'strawman argument' crap and shove it

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:23 AM (uZNvH)

641 AFAIK I've never been Shadowbant. I like Moron Twitter alot. I wish Ace would comeback there

Posted by: Zakn at February 18, 2016 02:24 AM (d2pTe)

642 642: scrumptious = nekkid.

Or did I imagine that because I was completely hammered when I watched it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 02:24 AM (NGd+i)

643 629 and okay quick poll of people here.

do you want government funding of ALL science to end? including state governments? including state-run universities?
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16

631 629
I would have to say yes. The problem is the science is not being decided by scientists, but by bureaucrats. The bureaucracy is what always gets you.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


The problem is that communists, masquerading as "progressives," have intentionally politicized science, so that we can no longer trust that the money is being spent wisely or usefully.

No one can deny that in the past, government-funded science was incredibly effective and useful. Three obvious examples that changed the history of the world are:

Manhattan Project -- nuclear weapons and nuclear power

NASA - satellites, exploring other worlds, GPS, etc.

DARPAnet -- the Internet

...among many many other examples of how government funding of huge projects can revolutionize our lives.

But you will note that those three examples, as well as most of the other good examples, were all done for military purposes. The consumer/lifestyle/civilian benefits were merely accidental side-effects.

But nowadays what counts as science has become totally absurd: our "research dollars" are spent studying why fat lesbians binge-eat Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia when they feel depressed about body image -- or how we can eliminate the "achievement gap" by intentionally destroying the self-esteem of the best students -- etc. etc. (Those are real examples. Many others are even more insane.) "Science" as conducted by progressives is never constructive; it only ever exists in the spectrum between "purposeless" and "corrosive."

In a perfect sane world, where Eisenhower is president and patriotism is a virtue, then yes, I would want government to "fund science."

But in this real world, where a communist traitor is president and patriotism is a crime, I want prevent the government from spending my tax dollars on their diabolical schemes meant to undermine civilization.

Posted by: zombie at February 18, 2016 02:25 AM (jBuUi)

644 I used to think that our .gov was relatively benign.

That was a long time ago.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 02:25 AM (8QGte)

645 So, no direct call for defunding complety. Remember, that was the standard you used in asking the question.

You are just pissed because you are all "Conservative" and stuff, posts are getting close to home regarding funding that effects your income.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 02:27 AM (1eYr7)

646 Lynch's "Elephant Man" was one of the best damned movies I've ever seen in my life.



Then I read "The True History Of The Elephant Man" and realized
there's about ten seconds of reality in the whole film. The rest is made
up out of thin air.



Still an awesome flick, though, just for the mood and the imagery.




Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 01:58 AM


Yeah, almost total fiction. But, an incredible movie. Arguably Lynch's best accomplishment as a director.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 02:28 AM (EWg9n)

647 649
So, no direct call for defunding complety. Remember, that was the standard you used in asking the question.


No one said it directly, and so that is why I asked for the quick poll, because those arguments *directly implied* it. Do you disagree that an argument that says "public funding leads to politicized results" is at least a strong implication that such public funding should cease? give me a break.

You are just pissed because you are all "Conservative" and stuff, posts
are getting close to home regarding funding that effects your income.


I am a conservative, I have never been an anarchist or a strict-L Libertarian. I'm not aware of any thought of mainstream conservatism, as opposed to libertarianism, that says government shouldn't be funding any scientific research whatsoever. I think that is short-sighted, frankly.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:30 AM (uZNvH)

648 Movie wise, Lynch's best. I still think Twin Peaks stands as his masterwork, overall

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2016 02:30 AM (EWg9n)

649 The Federal Government should not fund scientific research, chemjeff.

If the States' Federal Representatives were at the leisure of Governors?

...yes, within those borders.

At the present level? No Fucking Way.

-Please read The Federalist Papers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:30 AM (OQ9R7)

650 645 642: scrumptious = nekkid.

Or did I imagine that because I was completely hammered when I watched it.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 02:24 AM (NGd+i)


Come to think of it, I was probably hammered when I watched it, so I might have imagined it too.

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 02:30 AM (sdi6R)

651
If you have a method to de-politicize the sort
of publically-backed scientific fraud that IS having a direct,
permanent, immensely-deleterious effect on the entire global economy,
with a politically-immune method of directing scientific research worthy
of public funding, go ahead and posit it.

Posted by: I'll be over here on the edge of my seat at February 18, 2016 02:24 AM (VRnRD)

There is no method to de-politicize publicly-funded things, I never claimed there was one.
Do you wish to get rid of publicly-funded scientific research?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:33 AM (uZNvH)

652 ..."But hey Trump is the problem right Ace?"
-Posted by: WTF happened at February 18, 2016 02:32 AM (ZU6N/)

Pretty brave in the small hours, aren't you?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:33 AM (OQ9R7)

653 Slapweasel, I said above that I would be okay with states funding scientific research instead, but it would still be government funding it, albeit state government, and it would still lead to politicized results. would people here still object to that?


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:34 AM (uZNvH)

654 Oh yeah Jeff, since you have no backup to your "defund science completely" strawman, you may shove the few remaining bales that may have survived all the way up your own ass.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 02:34 AM (2z4UX)

655 Standing-Up to someone who you know won't answer you is pretty brave, amigo!

Were someone to answer for the standards set by our gracious host, you might have a leg to stand-on, No?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:36 AM (OQ9R7)

656 I do love the internet. It is like a bar at 2am when all the hot chicks have left, but all the time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 02:36 AM (iHjB5)

657 Twitter news is great. Maybe now ace will give it up.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 18, 2016 02:36 AM (QV9Vt)

658 Fuck you Tim, those arguments which complain about public funding of science leading to politicized scientific results do in fact DIRECTLY imply that the proposed solution is to get rid of the public funding. It's not a strawman to point that out, and by the way I never ACCUSED anyone of holding that position, that is why I *asked* if that *was* the position. I am getting a little bit sick and tired of being accused of being insufficiently conservative when I refuse to go completely and unthinkingly bonkers on an issue.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:38 AM (uZNvH)

659 -Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:34 AM (uZNvH)

If the Tenth Amendment were still a viable and strong form of our Constitution? -Yes.

Since Senators are voted-in, instead of appointed by Governors?

-No.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:38 AM (OQ9R7)

660 I'm in California, so my opinion of state funded research is not positive at all.

I love that a significant portion of humanity is employed full time in improving our understanding of the universe and ways we can improve our lives. But I'm also a hardline small government guy. I am thoroughly convinced that the biggest impediment to human access to s orbit and beyond has been the existence of NASA.

Now, government sponsored engineering is a different story. DARPA is very cost effective in that it supports a function mandated by the Constitution and most of its investment have eventual civilian applications that benefit all of humanity. If space development had remained a military project rather than becoming a Civil War Reparations ploy for Johnson, we'd probably have a belt of serious space stations with personnel in the hundreds or even thousands. ("Admiral Heinlein doesn't let the Soviets have space stations.") Instead we have another form of government Failure Theater.

There are enough billionaires out there to support the wacky stuff. There is no shortage of capital to support research that might lead to something marketable. The negative cost of overgrown government is far greater.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 18, 2016 02:39 AM (IdCqF)

661 Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 02:36 AM (iHjB5)

LOL. I don't think I've been in a bar at 2:00 a.m. Do some of the barflies left start insulting the bar owner?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 02:39 AM (w4NZ8)

662 Were someone to answer for the standards set by our gracious host, you might have a leg to stand-on, No?
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:36 AM (OQ9R7)

****

To whom are you speaking?

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 02:40 AM (2z4UX)

663 You may refer to Allen G and the blog he does not have, at this point.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:40 AM (OQ9R7)

664 661 I do love the internet. It is like a bar at 2am when all the hot chicks have left, but all the time.


Including the fat nut job at the end of the bar raging at the owner of the bar, who had left hours before.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 02:40 AM (NGd+i)

665
Including the fat nut job at the end of the bar raging at the owner of the bar, who had left hours before.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 02:40 AM (NGd+i)



And he's never been to the bar before tonight.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 02:41 AM (zt+N6)

666 "To whom are you speaking?"
-Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 02:40 AM (2z4UX)

Chemjeff, Ma'am.

*tips cap*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:41 AM (OQ9R7)

667 666
I was talking about people chest thumping and jumping straight to throwing down for no observable reason.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 02:41 AM (iHjB5)

668 If you want to get a brilliant insight into government influence on research and science, you need to watch "The Man in The White Suit," starring a young Alec Guinness, and one of the greatest films ever made.

It shows, in the most devastating (and hilarious) way that "science" and "political considerations" can be diametrically opposed.

The film was meant as a quick goofy little comedy, but it ended up being an extremely deep investigation into socio-economics, and really permanently changed my way of thinking (for the better).

A must see!

Posted by: zombie at February 18, 2016 02:42 AM (jBuUi)

669 "The Cruel Sea" was a terrific book.

"Snorkers! good-oh!"

Really gave you the feeling of being on convoy duty in the North Atlantic (brrrrrr....)

Posted by: Beverly at February 18, 2016 02:43 AM (qU7BY)

670 Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 02:41 AM (iHjB5)

Yes; I know. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 02:43 AM (w4NZ8)

671 Posted by: zombie at February 18, 2016 02:42 AM (jBuUi)

That's a great film. Alec Guinness was always one of my favorites anyway.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 02:44 AM (w4NZ8)

672 666 Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 02:36 AM (iHjB5)

LOL. I don't think I've been in a bar at 2:00 a.m. Do some of the barflies left start insulting the bar owner?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 02:39 AM (w4NZ


There are bars that are really miniature clubs, with a bunch of hot chicks, loud music, and people under 30.

Then there are bars where people come to get drunk, where there's never any clear lighting and none of the furniture is newer than the second Reagan administration.

Ace of Spades is the latter.

Posted by: AD at February 18, 2016 02:46 AM (g8Mzr)

673 I mean, I have absolutely seen with my own eyes, in my own personal experience, how public funding can lead to politicized science. It comes mainly in the form of the government setting the funding priorities. If you want to do research in the hot sexy fields, you get easy money. If you want to do research in the boring dull fields - but fields that may end up being more useful in the long run - it's a lot harder to get money. I haven't actually seen direct government bureaucrat interference in the scientific discovery process itself, however.

And by the way, I don't get a single dime of money from any federal government research grant. I have in the past, but not currently.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:46 AM (uZNvH)

674 I am getting a little bit sick and tired of being accused of being insufficiently conservative when I refuse to go completely and unthinkingly bonkers on an issue.

Posted by: chemjeff

----

This is why I stay the fuck away from libertarians.

They say the word "government" the same way feminists say "patriarchy."

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 02:47 AM (lF8sf)

675 Right, because you steadfastly refuse to acknowledge
the immensity of the potential negative effects of politicized
scientific research, AS EVIDENCED RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY, everyone
else is "bonkers".


Posted by: but it's Science! at February 18, 2016 02:43 AM (VRnRD)

That is a fucking lie and you know it, you fucking liar. I have said time and time again that I acknowledge that public funding of things leads to politicized things, and science is no exception. Why are you outright lying about what I write? But the solution is not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:48 AM (uZNvH)

676 The bars I've spent time in have generally been more of the latter. I think even when I was under 30 they weren't clubs.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 02:48 AM (w4NZ8)

677 Well a lot of cancer cures Im aware of are Texas AM & UWis

People & pets also had gains on cancer treatments, I've donatedto both schools. We've lost cancer dog victims over the year don't thin private would be P doing a bang up job

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 02:49 AM (voOPb)

678 Then there are bars where people come to get drunk, where there's never any clear lighting and none of the furniture is newer than the second Reagan administration.

Ace of Spades is the latter.

Posted by: AD

----

Woody: "How's life treating you, Mr. Peterson?"

Norm: "Like he caught me in bed with his wife."

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 02:49 AM (lF8sf)

679 Chemjeff...

Read "The Federalist Papers".

That is all I have to add.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:50 AM (OQ9R7)

680 629
and okay quick poll of people here.

do you want government funding of ALL science to end? including state governments? including state-run universities?


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:08 AM (uZNvH)


The Feds should be advancing science by saying, "we want F-47 planes with these characteristics -- Boeing, Northrup, or someone else figure out how to respond to the RFP." State governments have far fewer restrictions on what they do -- but can't cause as much damage because they can only bankrupt one state. Universities can do anything they can con the Regents into funding -- but 2-5% of Universities should go bankrupt every year as a graphic illustration of what unbridled academia inevitably leads to.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 02:50 AM (EzgxV)

681 588 Ambien not working. Hi again morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 18, 2016 01:45 AM (voOPb)



Based on your spelling and grammar after you made this post it seems to be working quite well.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 02:50 AM (zt+N6)

682 588 Ambien not working.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

---

And by that you mean you're not dancing naked on the hood of your neighbor's car?

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 02:51 AM (lF8sf)

683 Slap weasel, I thought you went to bed.

Fenelon is here. Good

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 02:51 AM (2x3L+)

684
This is why I stay the fuck away from libertarians.



They say the word "government" the same way feminists say "patriarchy."

Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 02:47 AM (lF8sf)

And I don't even mind the libertarians so much.
What I do mind is when the libertarians refuse to acknowledge that there is a difference between libertarianism and conservatism.
I have never seen any conservative argue seriously that there should be NO public funding of scientific research whatsoever. They've all said that it shouldn't be grandiose or wasteful or expressly partisan, and the honest ones acknowledge that there are downsides, but still, that the benefits outweigh the costs.
Now I have seen libertarians argue that all the time. But libertarianism is not conservatism.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:52 AM (uZNvH)

685 "This is why I stay the fuck away from libertarians.
They say the word "government" the same way feminists say "patriarchy."
"
-Posted by: RKae at February 18, 2016 02:47 AM (lF8sf)

We Jesus-Loving libertarians who are Tenth-Amendment, Free-Market advocates will not mourn your absence.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:53 AM (OQ9R7)

686 In 1915 the federal government created the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA. This was a response to the fact that, while the airplane had been invented in America, by the outbreak of World War I European countries had taken the lead in aviation technology.

(That had a lot to do with the Wright Brothers' penchant for suing anybody who tried to build airplanes.)

NACA's purpose was to do basic research in aerodynamics and make their data available to private industry, in order to improve the airplanes built by American companies. NACA did not build their own airplanes or operate their own airline. It was a small and unobtrusive government agency.

After the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellites, NACA was converted into the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, in 1958. It was tasked first to put a man into orbit, and later to land men on the Moon. Private industry was employed, but it was entirely in service to a government goal.

Note that NACA was an "advisory committee", while NASA was an "administration". Big difference.

There are a lot of space enthusiasts today who think that NASA should be seriously downsized and returned to its roots, developing technology and improving rockets and spacecraft to be built and operated by the private sector.

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 02:54 AM (sdi6R)

687 I couldn't stay asleep. It has been really bad in recent weeks.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:54 AM (OQ9R7)

688 Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 02:51 AM (2x3L+)

Hello; I go to sleep at 10:00 and wake up at 2:00. It's aggravating and sometimes the meatonin doesn't work. Tonight is one of those nights.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 02:54 AM (w4NZ8)

689 674
To be fair, he is pointing out that some good things have come from government sponsored science, which is true.

However, the points you make Chemjeff, while very good ones, are also where the problems begin.

Government is made up of people, and they are always the problem. Government funding of anything is use of power. Monetary power, but still power. Unfortunately, it is very hard to circumscribe that power once it has been given to someone- especially unelected, faceless bureaucrats. It is in the nature of bureaucracy to be faceless. Without knowing who they are, they cannot be held accountable. Look at Lois Lerner. Even though we know what she did and have her pretty much dead to rights, we cannot do much about it. Hillary! is also a good example.

So, yes, my response to be able to keep people from abusing the system is to take away the power of the system. Unfortunately, that is the only way this could work, in my opinion.

When research is privately funded, it has both a specific goal, as well as a fiduciary need to not get too far into the weeds or to not produce results. They will spend less time on those avenues which do not produce results or take up too many resources. Government based research will just keep on going, demanding more resources or to get the results not just that the bureaucrats want, but IN the way that they want them.

So yeah, in this case, I say throw the baby out with th bathwater, as you put it. The only way to make sure that the power is not abused, is to not give it to them in the first place.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 02:55 AM (iHjB5)

690 I'm so sorry to hear that, Slap. Same here, if that's any consolation. I'll try to say prayers for you to get some restful sleep.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 02:56 AM (2x3L+)

691 Fuck you Tim, those arguments which complain about public funding of science leading to politicized scientific results do in fact DIRECTLY imply that the proposed solution is to get rid of the public funding. It's not a strawman to point that out, and by the way I never ACCUSED anyone of holding that position, that is why I *asked* if that *was* the position. I am getting a little bit sick and tired of being accused of being insufficiently conservative when I refuse to go completely and unthinkingly bonkers on an issue.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:38 AM (uZNvH)

****

Please accept a healthy cup of STFD and STFU as my response. If you stopped asking absolute questions and then trying to equivocate your answers into a more moderate tone, you may get somewhere.

Time after time, this is what you do, and you seem to expect a different result each instance. This is the definition of....what, again?

Of, and just to be clear, blow me, supposed "Conservative" with a Gov paycheck.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 02:57 AM (6ffyN)

692 rickl, I would be fine with that

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:57 AM (uZNvH)

693 Shit, lightning strike right near my house. Thunder rattling the floorboards! Scary.

Posted by: zombie at February 18, 2016 02:58 AM (jBuUi)

694 Fenelon, I tried Melatonin on the recommendation of blog people. It makes me fall asleep but gives me psychotic dreams. I'd rather just stay awake at night

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 02:58 AM (2x3L+)

695 ..."There are a lot of space enthusiasts today who think that NASA should be seriously downsized and returned to its roots, developing technology and improving rockets and spacecraft to be built and operated by the private sector."
-Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 02:54 AM (sdi6R)

Include me amongst the Private-Sector Space Enthusiasts who believe that the Nineteen-Trillion is enough of a debt to knock it off.

The Unfunded Liabilities, added to the insanity, are enough to Knock Anyone Off.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:59 AM (OQ9R7)

696 681
Right, because you steadfastly refuse to acknowledge

the immensity of the potential negative effects of politicized

scientific research, AS EVIDENCED RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY, everyone

else is "bonkers".




Posted by: but it's Science! at February 18, 2016 02:43 AM (VRnRD)
That
is a fucking lie and you know it, you fucking liar. I have said time
and time again that I acknowledge that public funding of things leads to
politicized things, and science is no exception. Why are you outright
lying about what I write? But the solution is not to throw the baby out
with the bathwater.


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 02:48 AM (uZNvH)


And chemjeff -- should we ever meet IRL I'll buy you a beer and be proud to call you friend.....but the Founding Fathers restricted the Federal government within very strict limits because governments fail -- and if they are allowed unrestricted access into society, the failure is not contained.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

697 Thank you, darlin'.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:00 AM (OQ9R7)

698 Jeez guys, can we discuss this like adults?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 03:01 AM (iHjB5)

699
Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 02:57 AM (6ffyN)

YOU interpreted my *question* - not accusation, question - as a strawman when it wasn't, you fucking lying cunt. I am sick and tired of the crap that people like you dish around here.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:01 AM (uZNvH)

700 Fenelon, you still here?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:02 AM (jqZ8a)

701 Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 02:58 AM (2x3L+)

I'm sorry to hear that; It doesn't give me psychotic dreams but sometimes vivid ones. I usually sleep better when I limit my caffeine and exercise during the day-but not too late, neither of which I did today.
The spouse could sleep through a train going through the room so I have to leave so not to wake spouse up.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 03:02 AM (w4NZ8)

702 -Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 03:01 AM (iHjB5)

-No.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:02 AM (OQ9R7)

703 701 Fenelon, I tried Melatonin on the recommendation of blog people. It makes me fall asleep but gives me psychotic dreams. I'd rather just stay awake at night
Posted by: L, Elle



You too, eh? I stopped with Melatonin because of freaky dreams. Its like over the counter Peyote. Bad tripping man!! I take ZZZZZQuil. Its NyQuil minus the medicine. Works most of the time. Not lately.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 03:03 AM (NGd+i)

704 709 -Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 03:01 AM (iHjB5)

-No.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:02 AM (OQ9R7)

Well said and made me think of "The Burbs." Lol.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 18, 2016 03:03 AM (iHjB5)

705 On this very thread, you hand-waved that "climate change" research and all its ACTUAL EFFECTS were no big deal,

That is a complete lie, you lying cunt, I never said that the climate change hysteria was "no big deal", what I said was, public funding generally of science was a good idea DESPITE the problems associated with climate change nonsense.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:04 AM (uZNvH)

706 Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:02 AM (jqZ8a)

Can you please tell me the name again of the movie you like so much about the cloister? i I would like to see if I can order it through interlibrary loan.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 03:04 AM (w4NZ8)

707 To fall asleep, there's always the option of doing that thing that ghosts watch you do.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 03:04 AM (zt+N6)

708 693
I couldn't stay asleep. It has been really bad in recent weeks.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 02:54 AM (OQ9R7)


Sorry to hear, Slap. I'm just the opposite -- I could probably sleep 20 hours a day in blissful ignorance if I didn't know in my gut what nightmares were working their evil whether or not I was awake and fighting against them.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 03:04 AM (EzgxV)

709 629 and okay quick poll of people here.

do you want government funding of ALL science to end? including state governments? including state-run universities?
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16

*****
YOU interpreted my *question* - not accusation, question - as a strawman when it wasn't, you fucking lying cunt. I am sick and tired of the crap that people like you dish around here.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:01 AM (uZNvH)

******

Was the above exact quote ffromyou somehow an interpretation? I'll sit right here and wait for this one.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:04 AM (6ffyN)

710 Chemjeff...

Never argue with Tim. His only directive is to involve you in an a nebulous vortex.

Argue with me, instead!

I'm jealous of Tim's button-pressing... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:05 AM (OQ9R7)

711 At UC Berkeley there is a perfect example of politicized government-funded (and influenced) "basic research" science:

Helios, the university's new solar-panel lab.

All departments at all universities want more money, but these guys landed ONE BILLION DOLLARS in federal money to build a huge state-of-the-art laboratory building devoted basically to studying solar panels. They got this money because their particular little research area of interest -- solar energy -- was suddenly trendy under a new Obama administration trying find a way to kill off the fossil fuel industry.

So while most other departments went hungry for dollars, the solar panel dudes got the legendary pot of gold handed to them, simply because they were politically favored.

I mean, sure, I'm not gonna argue that finding more efficient solar panels is bad in theory, but that same research could have easily been carried out by private industry, since there is a massive financial benefit for anyone who can figure out how to make panels more efficient than everyone else's panels.

It's the favoritism, faddishness and political agenda underlying how government science funding is handed out that bothers me.

Posted by: zombie at February 18, 2016 03:06 AM (jBuUi)

712 And chemjeff -- should we ever meet IRL I'll buy you
a beer and be proud to call you friend.....but the Founding Fathers
restricted the Federal government within very strict limits because
governments fail -- and if they are allowed unrestricted access into
society, the failure is not contained.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

see I would actually be happier with a system of state-funded scientific funding initiatives, or multi-state consortia for bigger projects. I think we would get a wider diversity of projects funded because they would not all be at the whim of just a few bureaucrats in DC, and so overall more and better science as a result. That gets around the federal constitution question. But there would still be problems with politicization of the public funding of scientific research - which I fully acknowledge - but I don't think these concerns, as valid as they are, offset the much larger benefits that come from such funding

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:07 AM (uZNvH)

713 When it threatens your livelihood, via a lack of funding, you jump off of the "Conservative" bus like it tasered your ass.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:07 AM (6ffyN)

714 Yeah, Fenelon and Puddlegum. I make up for it during the day with lucid dreams. It's forced dreams when I am still conscious but in a dream state. I know I'm dreaming and almost asleep. It's like watching a movie.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:07 AM (jqZ8a)

715 Hey look, Tim posted my questions, and is now wondering if they were actually questions? Can you read Tim?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:08 AM (uZNvH)

716 I'm jealous, Cooth!

I'll be fine. This has happened before and it will happen again.

I didn't want to grab beers, but I'm now a bit inebriated. Perhaps more-so.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:09 AM (OQ9R7)

717 720
When it threatens your livelihood, via a lack of funding, you jump off of the "Conservative" bus like it tasered your ass.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:07 AM (6ffyN)

oh look who's the one engaging in logical fallacies, I believe this one is called "ad hominem"? I already said I don't get any money from research grants, but EVEN IF I DID, it doesn't invalidate my argument. guess what, I am passionate about science, which is why I chose it as my avocation. unlike you, who evidently chose being an asshole as a career choice

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:10 AM (uZNvH)

718 I'm jealous of Tim's button-pressing... lol.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:05 AM (OQ9R7)

****

Hey, come on now. At least I am using verifiable, fact based button pushing.

It goes off the rails when the facts don't match the story.....

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:10 AM (6ffyN)

719 To fall asleep, there's always the option of doing that thing that ghosts watch you do.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 03:04 AM (zt+N6)

pick my nose?

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 03:10 AM (HtUkt)

720 -Posted by: zombie at February 18, 2016 03:06 AM (jBuUi)

See, Chemjeff? It is always politicized.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:11 AM (OQ9R7)

721 Sure, Fen. I doubt your library will have it though. It was released in an art cinema for like 3 weeks where I saw it, the kind of place that shows foreign flicks or indie films.

Into Great Silence

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:12 AM (jqZ8a)

722 See, Chemjeff? It is always politicized.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:11 AM (OQ9R7)

I know it is. I'm not arguing that it won't ever be, or can ever be anything else.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:12 AM (uZNvH)

723 I can dig it, Tim... lol.

*looks under skin*

You're good to go!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:12 AM (OQ9R7)

724 blegh. I have to get up in 4 hours and administer an exam.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:12 AM (uZNvH)

725 712
On this very thread, you hand-waved that "climate change" research and all its ACTUAL EFFECTS were no big deal,

That
is a complete lie, you lying cunt, I never said that the climate change
hysteria was "no big deal", what I said was, public funding generally
of science was a good idea DESPITE the problems associated with climate
change nonsense.


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:04 AM (uZNvH)


Chemjeff -- climate change hysteria is emblematic of Federalized research. Another great example is all the Federally-sponsored nutrition bullshit of the last 70 years, which is the root cause and driver of much of the obesity and type-II diabetes explosion of the last few decades -- if that had been limited to a few states, it would have been obvious that substituting carbs for fats and emphasizing grain consumption was entirely unsuited for human health.


A republican Federal government limited to enumerated powers is a boon to the prosperity of free men -- and we have all the documents and institutions for such. Unfortunately, we're not currently using them.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 03:14 AM (EzgxV)

726 I was watching an old movie tonight-"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. There's no mention of his watching her fap-but he does watch the lovely Mrs. Muir"- undress-not that you see her doing that. Anyway, it's a lovely movie and Rex harrison is great; It's one of those films I've seen many times.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 03:14 AM (w4NZ8)

727 FenelonSpoke got 666. Should I be concerned?

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 03:15 AM (sdi6R)

728 I hope you enjoy it Fenelon. I think you will. It was weird watching it in an actual theater. Everyone was so scared of making any noise. Everyone was noticeably eating their popcorn as quietly as possible. Lol

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:15 AM (jqZ8a)

729 Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:12 AM (jqZ8a)

Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 03:16 AM (w4NZ8)

730 Maet, Thanks for such great content. I just got a couple of Baofeng HTs and they are damn impressive, especially for the cost. Hell, even the FM broadcast reception is very good. (Wish they offered a 220 version.) I should check out their other offerings.

A couple of these, some accessories, a QRP CW rig, simple wire antennas or Ham Sticks, and a small car battery and you are good for weeks of emergency communications.

Posted by: JTB at February 18, 2016 03:16 AM (FvdPb)

731 As I said earlier, Chemjeff...

Were we in a state of the union where States were responsible for their own funds?

...and not giving to the Federal Goliath to wash, rinse and distribute?

I'd be "all-go".

Since we don't live in that Real, Constitutional state of Federalism?

No Soup for ANYONE.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:17 AM (OQ9R7)

732 oh look who's the one engaging in logical fallacies, I believe this one is called "ad hominem"? I already said I don't get any money from research grants, but EVEN IF I DID, it doesn't invalidate my argument. guess what, I am passionate about science, which is why I chose it as my avocation. unlike you, who evidently chose being an asshole as a career choice
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:10 AM (uZNvH)

******

I believe I was responding to a post in which your first sentence was "Fuck you Tim"? Am I wrong?

Secondly, if you wanna try and postulate that your job is not supported bt Federal money, then I have a Planned Parenthood division of budget lines to sell you.

The fact that you can call my post ad hominem while putting up the above quoted post has blown out the Fetzer valve in my irony meter.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:17 AM (6ffyN)

733 Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 03:15 AM (sdi6R)

No; I have times where I'm devilish, but I'm not the antiChrist nor am I anti Christ. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 03:17 AM (w4NZ8)

734 ..."Your choice, dickweed."
-Posted by: oh the Science! at February 18, 2016 03:15 AM (VRnRD)

Go to bed. Seriously. I've been there and it ain't good.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:20 AM (OQ9R7)

735 723
I'm jealous, Cooth!



I'll be fine. This has happened before and it will happen again.



I didn't want to grab beers, but I'm now a bit inebriated. Perhaps more-so.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:09 AM (OQ9R7)


Don't be. I can sleep and sleep and sleep and sleep....but every time I wake up, it's "Gah! What evil has been done while I wasn't on guard???"

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 03:21 AM (EzgxV)

736 Yeah, you're not playing down the actual effects of "climate change"
research at all by formulating it that way, are you, you mewling fuck.


So where did I say climate change hysteria was "no big deal", you lying fuckwit? Where? Oh wait, you can't quote it so you just make shit up, which is what you always do. Go back to Taki and post some more alt-right racist trash while you are at it.

And FOR THE RECORD: Yes I DO think that climate change *hysteria* is a problem, it's a rather big problem, BUT the public funding of "climate science" research is only one component of why the hysteria is a problem. Wanting to end public funding of all science because of the problems associated with climate change hysteria is like wanting to nuke an entire country because of an Ebola outbreak. Yeah Ebola is bad but nuking the country to kill the Ebola is overkill and does way more harm than good.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:22 AM (uZNvH)

737 733
I was watching an old movie tonight-"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. There's no
mention of his watching her fap-but he does watch the lovely Mrs.
Muir"- undress-not that you see her doing that. Anyway, it's a lovely
movie and Rex harrison is great; It's one of those films I've seen many
times.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 03:14 AM (w4NZ


IIRC, it became a TV series.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 03:23 AM (EzgxV)

738 Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:15 AM (jqZ8a)

That's funny. Well, I think I'll go back to sleep-maybe- or go read because I'm going to get up and make breakfast for my family in about two hours. FenelonSpouse doesn't like to eat too much in the morning, but the lanky teen track and field runner is eating us our of house and home. ;^) That's a phrase from Shakespeare "eating us out of house and home" He contributed al lot to the English language.

Take care, dear

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 03:24 AM (w4NZ8)

739 IIRC, it became a TV series.

Yes; I was old enough to see it. I like the film better.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 03:25 AM (w4NZ8)

740 I can dig it, Tim... lol.
*looks under skin*
You're good to go!
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:12 AM (OQ9R7)

*****

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:26 AM (6ffyN)

741
Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:17 AM (6ffyN)

oh look, now you're adding goalpost-moving to the list of fallacies.
I said I don't get money from research grants. Yes my job is partly supported by federal money, like that of every single professor in the country, both public and private by the way. Still doesn't invalidate my argument because it's still an ad-hominem fallacy.
Maybe you could add some more fallacies to the list, there's a bunch of obscure ones you could shoot for

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:26 AM (uZNvH)

742 Goodnight, Fenelon. Sweet dreams.

No one has ever called me dear before. That felt weird.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:26 AM (jqZ8a)

743 I'm all-good, Cooth! Thanks for your concern, Brother.


Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:27 AM (OQ9R7)

744 750 Goodnight, Fenelon. Sweet dreams.

No one has ever called me dear before. That felt weird.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:26 AM (jqZ8a)



Be glad Fenelon didn't kill you with a typo of 'dear' like what happened to grammie winger.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 03:28 AM (zt+N6)

745 Isabella Rosselini naked.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 12:28 AM (1xUj/)

I've seen Isabella Rosselini a couple of times recently - once in the first season of "The Blacklist", and again recently in some movie a chick dragged me to about Jennifer Lawrence selling mops on the Home Shopping Network. She has not aged well at all.

Oh, and since The Fappening, I can't see Jennifer Lawrence in anything without mentally picturing her naked.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 18, 2016 03:30 AM (mJ++K)

746 Lol, buzzion!
I'm not sure how you died btw. Did Fenelon get to you too?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:30 AM (jqZ8a)

747 I had never really looked too deeply into what they're doing at Helios until just this moment. And having now read their mission statement, it amps up the whole "political favoritism" argument even further.

Basically, instead of merely trying to find better ways to have photons knock electrons free, as in a standard solar cell, they're trying to look into an esoteric alternative solar-power technology: trying to create "artificial photosynthesis," manually replicating in a lab what happens in the leaf of a plant. Instead of freeing electrons, they're trying to make chemical fuels directly out of sunlight.

One might reasonably argue that this line of inquiry, while intriguing, is actually pretty fringey and not very likely to produce anything revolutionary or even useful or economically competitive for an extremely long time, if it's ever successful at all. So yeah, if you have an interest in this esoteric way to possibly utilize solar energy, feel free to pursue it -- on your own dime. OK, maybe we'll kick a few dollars your way if you show some progress.

But $1 Billion in your lap? Just BOOM here's more money than all the other research projects in all the science departments at the university combined, simply because you can say that if it ever came to pass, your technology might help "combat global warming," oh and by the way one of the guys on our board is a science advisor to the White House?

If I was in any other department at Cal, steam would be coming out of my ears.

Well, actually, most of them have learned to play the "politically correct science" game, so they get their lesser handouts by pleasing their political masters too.

Everyone contorts themselves and their research to match what they know will get the most funding.

Free money corrupts.

Posted by: zombie at February 18, 2016 03:31 AM (jBuUi)

748 -Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:26 AM (6ffyN)

*HAH!*

I watch you and your pair of "specialized pliers" work.

You know that I know that you know that I know. ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:32 AM (OQ9R7)

749 oh look, now you're adding goalpost-moving to the list of fallacies.
I said I don't get money from research grants. Yes my job is partly supported by federal money, like that of every single professor in the country, both public and private by the way. Still doesn't invalidate my argument because it's still an ad-hominem fallacy.
Maybe you could add some more fallacies to the list, there's a bunch of obscure ones you could shoot for
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:26 AM (uZNvH)

*****

Of course you get money from research grants. You work at a University, right?

Should I add fallacies like where no one here, ever, said all public funding of Science should be defunded, at Universities and State schools?

Is that the kind of fallacy you are referring to?

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:32 AM (6ffyN)

750 well good night, i will let the two lying cunts shit on each other for a while

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:32 AM (uZNvH)

751 Of course you get money from research grants. You work at a University, right?

you have no idea how universities work. fuck off

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:32 AM (uZNvH)

752 Guys, any baseball threads you post (and thanks to BC for them last season) are not just welcome but very much needed (distraction) and appreciated (fun and informative).

Now if I only knew what to expect with the Nats this year. There have been a lot of changes.

Posted by: JTB at February 18, 2016 03:33 AM (FvdPb)

753 754 Lol, buzzion!
I'm not sure how you died btw. Did Fenelon get to you too?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:30 AM (jqZ8a)



Yes. I was being helpful with explaining comment placement and how it wasn't Thomas Sowell that was disgraced, but Bill Cosby to them, and it spiraled from there.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 03:33 AM (zt+N6)

754 "Be glad Fenelon didn't kill you with a typo of 'dear' like what happened to Grammie Winger."
-Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 03:28 AM (zt+N6)

Was anyone allowed a Saving Throw vs. Death?!?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:34 AM (OQ9R7)

755 *HAH!*
I watch you and your pair of "specialized pliers" work.
You know that I know that you know that I know. ...lol.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:32 AM (OQ9R7)

******

Just wait, after the last post. Wait for it......wait
.....for......it.....

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:34 AM (6ffyN)

756 I wasn't afforded the luxury of a quick death like grammie.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 03:34 AM (zt+N6)

757 -Posted by: JTB at February 18, 2016 03:33 AM (FvdPb)

Cochran and I will try to take your mind off of politics. The Nats are in an excellent position this season, as they were the last.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:36 AM (OQ9R7)

758 Buzz, don't fret, your more famous dead than alive.
Really, grammie hasn't even achieved your level of fame yet by getting mentioned as a dead person on Maets ONT

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:37 AM (2x3L+)

759 you have no idea how universities work. fuck off
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:32 AM (uZNvH)

****

You have no real idea how you even get fcuking paid. I am not gonna worry too much about the rest of your "Conservatism" while sucking at the Public teat, whether you acknowledge it or not.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:37 AM (6ffyN)

760 d'oh, comma placement, not comment placement. I blame the time of 3:39 am.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2016 03:37 AM (zt+N6)

761 -Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:34 AM (6ffyN)

I watch you specialize in PLIERS night-after-night.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:38 AM (OQ9R7)

762 744
Yeah, you're not playing down the actual effects of "climate change"

research at all by formulating it that way, are you, you mewling fuck.

So
where did I say climate change hysteria was "no big deal", you lying
fuckwit? Where? Oh wait, you can't quote it so you just make shit up,
which is what you always do. Go back to Taki and post some more
alt-right racist trash while you are at it.

And FOR THE RECORD:
Yes I DO think that climate change *hysteria* is a problem, it's a
rather big problem, BUT the public funding of "climate science" research
is only one component of why the hysteria is a problem. Wanting to end
public funding of all science because of the problems associated with
climate change hysteria is like wanting to nuke an entire country
because of an Ebola outbreak. Yeah Ebola is bad but nuking the country
to kill the Ebola is overkill and does way more harm than good.


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 03:22 AM (uZNvH)


Funny you should mention Ebola. I think the CDC did us a profound disservice when they tried to mandate lax nation-wide quarantine standards during the Ebola outbreak -- resulting, if anyone forgot, in actual Ebola transmission within the US. I absolutely believe that the New Jersey Ebola nurse that Christie tried to quarantine should have been shot and her body submerged in a tank of bleach instead of released -- and the New York talking-head doctor exposed to Ebola should, at a minimum, should have lost her license to practice for unnecessarily exposing the public to risk [though I should also note that a Palo Alto doctor who was potentially exposed acted like a true mensch, moved his wife and dog to safety, and barricaded himself in his home for a suitable quarantine period.]

The Founding Fathers wisely allowed the states to find out what worked or didn't, while allowing free travel from one to another. Nationalizing solutions to problems before the solution is tried, effective, and reliable is unwise.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 03:38 AM (EzgxV)

763 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir TV series was decent but standard late 60s sitcom fare. (Which makes it vastly superior to the dreck on TV now.) On the other hand, the movie is touching and romantic, even to a big, hairy guy like me. Good call, FS.

Posted by: JTB at February 18, 2016 03:39 AM (FvdPb)

764 *HAH!*
I watch you and your pair of "specialized pliers" work.
You know that I know that you know that I know. ...lol.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:32 AM (OQ9R7)

******

Just wait, after the last post. Wait for it......wait
.....for......it.....
Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:34 AM (6ffyN)

******

Aannnddd... There it was!

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:40 AM (6ffyN)

765 I've seen Isabella Rosselini a couple of times recently - once in the first season of "The Blacklist", and again recently in some movie a chick dragged me to about Jennifer Lawrence selling mops on the Home Shopping Network. She has not aged well at all.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 18, 2016 03:30 AM (mJ++K)


I always thought that Isabella Rosselini was a poor man's version of her mother.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 18, 2016 03:40 AM (zc3Db)

766 Free money corrupts.
Posted by: zombie


De rigueur "ain't no such thing" as free money.

And "that's where there money is,' seems more applicable.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 03:41 AM (AA6QE)

767 Bullshitting Bullshitters and the like...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:41 AM (OQ9R7)

768 I watch you specialize in PLIERS night-after-night.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:38 AM (OQ9R7)

*****

Oh, come on now. I am here rarely since New Years resolutions and all. Maybe one or two nights a week. New plan, New Year.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:42 AM (6ffyN)

769 I feel like I'm 15 again, hearing the parents fight and only able to agree with them both, because of barely listening, but told to choose which one to go live with. And I was like, wait, what?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 18, 2016 03:45 AM (GzDYP)

770 "De rigueur "ain't no such thing" as free money.
And "that's where there money is,' seems more applicable.
"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 03:41 AM (AA6QE)

And ^This Fuckin' Guy^.

Someday, I'm going to meet-up with this sonofabitch and we'll compare bachelor recipes and shit.

I'm swearing way too much, per my beers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:45 AM (OQ9R7)

771 Okay, goodnight you guys. I'm putting on loud music so I can not sleep longer.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:47 AM (2x3L+)

772 Good night L'Elle!

......Waits......

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:49 AM (6ffyN)

773 Good mornin' Elle.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 18, 2016 03:49 AM (GzDYP)

774 "Oh, come on now. I am here rarely since New Years resolutions and all. Maybe one or two nights a week. New plan, New Year."
-Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:42 AM (6ffyN)

I've got your number rarely been around. I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:49 AM (OQ9R7)

775 G'Night, L'Elle!

*throws confetti*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:50 AM (OQ9R7)

776 I've got your number rarely been around. I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:49 AM (OQ9R7)

*****

*fist bump*

That is all.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:51 AM (6ffyN)

777 I've got more confetti. I built that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:51 AM (OQ9R7)

778 Someday, I'm going to meet-up with this sonofabitch and we'll compare bachelor recipes and shit.

I'm swearing way too much, per my beers.
Posted by: Slapweasel,


Right after you complete your close up in qdsteve's movie. (*this could have been easier on catalina, just sayin' )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 03:51 AM (AA6QE)

779 Love ya', Brother!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:51 AM (OQ9R7)

780 You're all so nice. I was waiting for that. Thank you!

Listening to Lit, song is My Own Worst Enemy.
Check it out. Love the video

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 03:54 AM (2x3L+)

781 "Right after you complete your close up in qdsteve's movie. (*this could have been easier on catalina, just sayin'. )
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 03:51 AM (AA6QE)

*HAH!*

I'll volunteer for the audio. I'm a coward with standards.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:54 AM (OQ9R7)

782 Love ya', Brother!
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 03:51 AM (OQ9R7)

*****

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 03:56 AM (6ffyN)

783 oh, you're welcome to Mr. Georgia I'm not related to TWD Mr. Sunglasesses, you.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 03:59 AM (AA6QE)

784 Okay enough of this shit. It's banning time.
Too many assholes and and not enough feedings make Banhammer cranky.


Posted by: oh the Science! at February 18, 2016 03:15 AM (VRnRD)
Banned.

So Of, and just to be clear, blow me, supposed "Conservative" with a Gov paycheck.
Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 02:57 AM (6ffyN)

3 day timeout plus probation.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 18, 2016 04:02 AM (wqVD1)

785 OK, back to Netflix. Night all.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 04:03 AM (6ffyN)

786 In the "Well of course he is. He's a dick" Department; Obama is going to visit Cuba. At least thats what CNN is saying. Just saw a quick blurb about it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 04:03 AM (NGd+i)

787 Fine then, Maet. See you next week.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 04:04 AM (6ffyN)

788 I'm watching White Oleander on youtube.

Michelle Pfeiffer.

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 04:05 AM (qUNWi)

789 What? ...and stuff.

I'm welcome to Mr. Georgia?

You're not related to The Walking Dead?

Mr. Sunglasses?

I'm having a tough time relating to you, Cap'n Wrong-Hyphen.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 04:06 AM (OQ9R7)

790 Maetenloch never sleeps. Be forewarned.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 04:08 AM (2x3L+)

791 Reading The Post Captain, a half dozen lashes with the cat-o-nine tails would suffice
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2016 04:09 AM (vdTgb)

792 Just to make things abundantly clear -- if Nina Pham or Amber Vinson had died from the Ebola infection that they received on US soil, I believe that sufficient evidence in the public record exists to convict Tom Frieden, then [and now] Director of the CDC, of manslaughter. They survived and he's a Democrat -- so, of course, he's still employed.




I have the utmost sympathy for Ms. Pham and Ms. Vinson, and my contempt for Tom Frieden and what he stands for is so profound that I would burn the institution to ashes and salt the ground on which it stood.




And let me be clear about the source for this contempt. Tom Frieden promulgated ineffective safety standards, and forced jurisdictions that considered more effective safety standards to loosen them, because "Federal", to the point where a potentially deadly disease was contracted by healthcare workers who followed his protocols and recommendations. It is only a matter of sheer luck that it didn't get loose into the general public.




I would, BTW, be in favor of emphasizing a distinction under the law for disease outbreaks -- if you are overly cautious, you should be subject to money damages for wasted efforts; if you are undercautious, you should go to jail for lengthy terms for each and every death, impairment, or illness.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 04:10 AM (EzgxV)

793
794 & 796 look like a textbook example of "Taunting Happy Fun Ball".

Posted by: Arbalest at February 18, 2016 04:10 AM (FlRtG)

794 "Maetenloch never sleeps. Be forewarned."
-Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 04:08 AM (2x3L+)

No shit, right?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 04:13 AM (OQ9R7)

795 Sadly, Slapwesel, neither do you and I.
I want to go to sleep, dammit!!!

Posted by: L, Elle at February 18, 2016 04:14 AM (2x3L+)

796 Maet.

A little info you guys might not know ... some time this afternoon my hash changed and my posts started disappearing. It happened out of nowhere and I couldn't figure out what was going on. My IP hadn't changed but my hash here changed and that hash was, evidently, banned at some point. It took me a little whiel to figure out what the story was and I think this might help some people who have been unintentionally "banned" and can't post.

I use the Opera browser and I had had the "turbo" switched on. It had never done anything before so it wasn't a problem, but the turbo switch is used for people on cell phones to send their pages through an Opera proxy site to compress the pages and save them some bandwidth. For some reason, all of a sudden my pages started going through one of these proxies (there aren't all that many of them) and, because of that and because someone earlier had probably been posting nasty messages from Opera on a phone, that proxy server made the banned list, here. Once I turned off the turbo for opera my pages are not going through the proxy and things are back to normal.

I thought you might want to know this so that if any IP is banned that is called "mini-opera" then it is a standard proxy IP used by any opera browser and banning that IP can affect lots of others unintentionally. Also, this might be the cause of the mystery bannings that some people have reported from certain machines.

This was all news to me and I thought I'd let you know in case you guys weren't aware of this. Since a good number of people seem to post from phones, here, it might be an issue (or become one).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 18, 2016 04:21 AM (zc3Db)

797
In the "Well of course he is. He's a dick" Department; Obama is going to
visit Cuba. At least thats what CNN is saying. Just saw a quick blurb
about it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 04:03 AM (NGd+i)

He's bringing me back some Cohibas.

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 04:21 AM (HtUkt)

798 This guy dogged me for "calling him out" in a silly fashion.

He added shit onto the end of my posts until I added it myself for the thirteenth time.

That was The Nice Maet.

I had never been a nuisance, nor have I been since.

Don't screw with Maet. He's a talented, knowledgeable asshole with a Ban-Hammer.

-Call Me!

&%$#@$%

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 04:24 AM (OQ9R7)

799
Ha!

I work nights. Well I'm at work at night, anyway.

Between C2C AM and the ONT, the shifts fly by.

Thanks George and Maet!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 18, 2016 04:25 AM (sqaXk)

800 Oh... and he reads this shit.

SAYS THE HAPPY FUN BALL SURVIVOR! :-)

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 04:27 AM (OQ9R7)

801 I work nights. Well I'm at work at night, anyway.


Me too. Work keeps getting in the way of ONT perusing. Its annoying.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 04:28 AM (NGd+i)

802 794 & 796 look like a textbook example of "Taunting Happy Fun Ball".
Posted by: Arbalest at February 18, 2016 04:10 AM (FlRtG)

****.
794 & 796 look like a textbook example of "Taunting Happy Fun Ball".
Posted by: Arbalest at February 18, 2016 04:10 AM (FlRtG)

****

I can not speak to both posts, but mine was a simple acknowledgement.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 18, 2016 04:31 AM (cygkw)

803 You mean "It's" annoying.

"Its" is the possessive.

"It's" is the contraction for "it is".

You want to call me a pedant? Get in line.

Twelve items or fewer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 04:32 AM (OQ9R7)

804 See?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 04:32 AM (OQ9R7)

805 Dude is All That is Holy 'round here.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 04:33 AM (OQ9R7)

806 If I had a smart phone and was like a few of my co-workers I would be on this all day, wouldn't miss a thread.

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2016 04:40 AM (vdTgb)

807 I'm fairly sure that the hardest-core lesbians don't appreciate the sort of Iron Fist that governs this territory.

Alongside the links? We've got it pretty damn good.

-War Minx 0.7 Alpha.

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 04:40 AM (OQ9R7)

808
807 *static*

That their's annoying...




Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 18, 2016 04:46 AM (sqaXk)

809 Someone come up with something amusing....I'm riling myself up with all the numerous times the Federal government has tried to kill people -- from Fast-and-Furious to the Chemists' war [http://www.slate.com/articles /health_and_science/medical_examiner /2010/02/ the_chemists_war.html] to the CDC's suicidal Ebola stance to the food pyramid.....in the name of "science".



How about flowers? My evergreen clematis is going nuckin' futz about now. I've never seen it do this in February.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 04:46 AM (EzgxV)

810
How about flowers?

Daffodils are blooming at my place, though not all that unusual for Feb. here.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 18, 2016 04:55 AM (sqaXk)

811 How about flowers? My evergreen clematis is going nuckin' futz about now. I've never seen it do this in February.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 04:46 AM (EzgxV)

It's the CO2

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 05:04 AM (HtUkt)

812 810


How about flowers?



Daffodils are blooming at my place, though not all that unusual for Feb. here.





Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 18, 2016 04:55 AM (sqaXk)


Daffodils are one of those plants that have shaped our garden....despite not having any right now. We grow 90% of our stuff in pots, and rotate the pots in and out according to the season. Right now, we don't have any daffodil pots because their blooming season isn't worth the costs of long-term storage.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 05:05 AM (EzgxV)

813 811
How about flowers? My evergreen clematis is going nuckin' futz about now. I've never seen it do this in February.




Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 04:46 AM (EzgxV)

It's the CO2


Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 05:04 AM (HtUkt)



El Nino.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 05:06 AM (EzgxV)

814
811 It's the CO2

813 El Nino.

I wouldn't touch AGW with a ten foot pole about now...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 18, 2016 05:14 AM (sqaXk)

815 814


811 It's the CO2



813 El Nino.



I wouldn't touch AGW with a ten foot pole about now...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 18, 2016 05:14 AM (sqaXk)


Sunspots.

Posted by: Galileo at February 18, 2016 05:18 AM (EzgxV)

816
815 Sunspots.

Posted by: Galileo at February 18, 2016 05:18 AM (EzgxV)


Nibiru.

Posted by: Noory at February 18, 2016 05:26 AM (sqaXk)

817 What are you all talking about?

Posted by: eleven at February 18, 2016 05:33 AM (qUNWi)

818 Clematis

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 05:35 AM (HtUkt)

819 Good Morning everyone!

Did Trump enrage anyone else last night? Is Cruz still lying about everything?

I am convinced that Sir edmund shillary will pass to the great beyond on live tv.

I think that covers everything that interests me right now.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 05:41 AM (WVsWD)

820 Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 05:41 AM (WVsWD)

I heard it mentioned somewhere that her barking sounded more like a seal than a dog.

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 05:46 AM (HtUkt)

821 Our clematis is rather frosty this AM.

Posted by: fluffy at February 18, 2016 05:51 AM (AfsKp)

822 Still a bark. Imagine the fun that could be had with it.

'Mz. klintoon, what do you think about the situation in Syria?

"arf arf arf arf!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 05:51 AM (WVsWD)

823 Every time I get on twitter, the "while you were away" tweets at the top are from Hillary or Eric Boehlert. And did anyone notice that under the #GOPTownHall timeline, there were always anti-gop pictures and "news" articles stickied at the top?

I think the were filtering the tweets visible in that hashtag. It would say like 150 new tweets but I would load them and would read a couple new ones but withing a few tweets, the time stamps would read 19m or something and be things I already read.

Anyone else have that problem?

Posted by: Wodun at February 18, 2016 06:09 AM (DD0s8)

824 No, no, that's just a spot of mayonnaise.

Posted by: Bill and his seal at February 18, 2016 06:09 AM (CqLnu)

825 G'morning, all.


As part of the plan to move to the Charleston area in about six months, Mrs VIA has decided that it is time for me to install chair rail around the perimeter of the dining room this week.

As of today, I still have ten fingers.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 18, 2016 06:19 AM (ptqRm)

826 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 18, 2016 06:19 AM (ptqRm)

Hey, we'll be neighbors.

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 06:28 AM (HtUkt)

827 You know, fuck it. I was going to link to an article in which Rees was attacked for debunking the UVA rape story, but your fucking comment system doesn't like long strings of text and won't let me embed it as a link. So fuck it.

Posted by: Uma Thurman's Feet at February 18, 2016 06:44 AM (nGLcx)

828 You could try tinyurl ya know.

And.


Lighten up Francis

http://tinyurl.com/

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 06:49 AM (WVsWD)

829 I don't wear a watch; I tell time by the sun.

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2016 07:12 AM (o3hxU)

830 arrrr

Posted by: Grump928(C) stretches at February 18, 2016 07:23 AM (rwI+c)

831 Good morning.

Posted by: Grump928(C) stretches at February 18, 2016 07:23 AM (rwI+c)

832 I tell time by the sun.

It's reliable (solar power and all), but resetting for DST is a hot hasty bitch.
You pretty much have to do it at night.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 18, 2016 07:29 AM (xq1UY)

833 The key advantage of the Scandanavian countries is a homogeneous, well behaved culture. That allowed them to develop an extensive welfare state with less bad results than elsewhere. However they still rolled the welfare state back.

Posted by: DonS at February 18, 2016 11:02 AM (Q2pWM)

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