Overnight Open Thread (18 Mar 2016)

Heh. Dear snowflakes, here's what oppression REALLY looks like. I don't think this dude will last 15 years.

cite an account from a U.N. ambassador who relayed the story of former North Korean prisoner Kim Young-soon, who recounted hunger so strong she and her fellow inmates would pick out kernels of corn from cow dung for food, adding "If there was a day that we were able to have mouse, that was a special diet for us."

Campaign Promises

A brief history of weird campaign promises.

The centerpiece of his perennial campaign was a program of reform which he called "Lopeotherapy." This consisted of a variety of promises, including the following:

The elimination of poverty, after 10 pm.
The relocation of Paris to the countryside, so that its residents could enjoy fresher air.
The nationalization of brothels, so that with the revenue the government could lower taxes.
The payment of an annual allowance to the widow of the unknown soldier.
The creation of a Ministry of Health and Tobacco and a Ministry of Sex and Folklore.

Weather Boobs

I don't think she's really a meteorologist. Weather reporter accidentally flashes TV audience.

Marine Close Air Support Training

Free PC Game

For those of you who game on the PC, Origin is offering up Medal Of Honor: Pacific Assault free soon.

Speaking of PC, head of Xbox Phil Spencer apologizes for having strippers at GDC party.

Star Trek Transporter

There's no cloning in quantum mechanics, so the Star Trek transporter really is a suicide box.

Zika

This map estimates which US cities face the highest risk from Zika virus.

Batman v Superman Score

I haven't finished listening to it yet.

Beer Power

Faster please. Researchers believe disease-fighting beer may be close.

Tits

I just like the headline. Great tits use syntax.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by a rough guide of the costs of guns during WWII:


M1918A2 BAR: $319 (1945)

Top dog image via

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1 Woohoo. Howdy horde.

Posted by: Beth M at March 18, 2016 08:56 PM (kiy9d)

2 Good luck finding an M1 Garand for $85 today. Maybe one in little pieces parts...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:00 PM (9n14Y)

3 Disease fighting beer. We live in an age of miracles.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 09:00 PM (GgxVX)

4 Boy, those dogs hate mail.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 18, 2016 09:00 PM (iQIUe)

5 Oh yass

Posted by: MAx at March 18, 2016 09:01 PM (LAliD)

6
Hey everyone!

I'm rooting for the Panthers in the Super Bowl. I hope you will join me in their victory!

Posted by: Mitt Romney, too little, too late, and always wrong at March 18, 2016 09:01 PM (SmaR4)

7 Howdy, y'all!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 09:02 PM (EzgxV)

8 Could'a been first if I hadn't done a Bing video search for those boobehs.

Posted by: davidt at March 18, 2016 09:02 PM (8aOqE)

9 Why was that meteorologist lady jogging while giving the weather forecast??

Posted by: IC at March 18, 2016 09:02 PM (zK6nG)

10 Woot woot & woot ONT baby

Hi morons. Thanks so much for all the well wishes. I'm alive & doing fine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:03 PM (jE7yN)

11 Weird campaign promises - how about Obama promising to cure cancer in almost all of his SOTU speeches? And he cribbed this from "The West Wing."
That's just pathetic!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 18, 2016 09:04 PM (NOIQH)

12 Why was that meteorologist lady jogging while giving the weather forecast??

Her hydraulics gave out, and those things weren't going to pop out on their own.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 09:04 PM (GgxVX)

13 HI there.

Posted by: iforgot at March 18, 2016 09:04 PM (5o5ek)

14 Hello....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:05 PM (x3MHz)

15 "If there was a day that we were able to have mouse, that was a special diet for us."

Oh that's just bullshit propaganda!

Posted by: The Boy Formerly Known as Otto W. at March 18, 2016 09:05 PM (cHuNI)

16 Why was that meteorologist lady jogging while giving the weather forecast??
Posted by: IC at March 18, 2016 09:02 PM (zK6nG)

***

She was doing jumping jacks when the wardrobe malfunction occurred. I no speaka de langwaj, so no idea why she felt it necessary to do that.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 18, 2016 09:06 PM (YLidQ)

17 Could'a been first if I hadn't done a Bing video search for those boobehs.
Posted by: davidt

Did you find anything?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 18, 2016 09:06 PM (CesFO)

18 9 Why was that meteorologist lady jogging while giving the weather forecast??
Posted by: IC at March 18, 2016 09:02 PM (zK6nG)


Why ask why?

Better question? Why are her boobies pixelated?

BOOO!

Posted by: filbert at March 18, 2016 09:06 PM (s5o+q)

19 I died this week. Anyone notice but me? How come Pop isn't up here?

Posted by: Frank Sinatra Jr. at March 18, 2016 09:06 PM (gwG9s)

20 I particularly like the payment to the widow of the unknown soldier promise. How very Joseph Heller.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 09:06 PM (GgxVX)

21 Glad to hear it MisHum. Do you wish you were too drugged up to be here tonight?

(Wait - IS there such a thing?)

Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 09:06 PM (BNgss)

22 This blog runs on ewok island time, doesn't it?

Posted by: @votermom at March 18, 2016 09:07 PM (cbfNE)

23 Poor White People Don't Exist According to Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders demonstrated ignorance of reality (yet again) that is the hallmark of White Progressives. He went on to effectively declare that the millions of poor White people do not exist.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11349

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 18, 2016 09:07 PM (vBeA5)

24
Frank Zappa died this week? I didn't hear that.

Posted by: Mitt Romney, too little, too late, and always wrong at March 18, 2016 09:07 PM (SmaR4)

25 And that's why I wish I learned Spanish, even thier sports have tons of VERY SEXY women.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (c4yY7)

26 Free PC Game

For those of you who game on the PC, Origin is offering up Medal Of Honor: Pacific Assault free soon.


Thanks for the heads up, CDR M!

Also, hopefully the other Morons interested in a Vegas mini-meetup this past weekend made it happen. I was playing by ear the entire time I was there so coordination wasn't in the cards.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (jV8Mq)

27 I have to hand it to Kim -

Movie Night has replaced Mouse Night as the highlight of the week...

but this Pop-Corn sure tastes like shit.

Posted by: garrett in Korean Prison at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (z6DVm)

28 Poor White People Don't Exist According to Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders demonstrated ignorance of reality (yet again) that is the hallmark of White Progressives. He went on to effectively declare that the millions of poor White people do not exist.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11349
Posted by: The Political Hat at March 18, 2016 09:07 PM (vBeA5)


Can we get a vote of Morons as to whether or not Bernie Sanders exists?

I vote No.

Posted by: filbert at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (s5o+q)

29 A $28 Mauser. Wow.


Bought a modern consumer BAR two years ago for $1200.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (x3MHz)

30 I hate my nic and I want to die.

Posted by: iforgot at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (5o5ek)

31
I died this week. Anyone notice but me? How come Pop isn't up here?

Posted by: Frank Sinatra Jr. at March 18, 2016 09:06 PM (gwG9s)







Say howdy to buzzion.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (o98Jz)

32 M1918A2 BAR: $319 (1945)

$200 just for the bolt today.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 18, 2016 09:09 PM (rwI+c)

33 25 And that's why I wish I learned Spanish, even thier sports have tons of VERY SEXY women.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (c4yY7)


Its like Hollywood.... they only point the camera at the hot ones...

Come here to Central Calif.... with a really rate of obesity... and majority Latino.

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 18, 2016 09:09 PM (RK8AH)

34 Frank Zappa died this week? I didn't hear that.
Posted by: Mitt Romney, too little, too late, and always wrong at March 18, 2016 09:07 PM (SmaR4)[]/i]

Dec. 4, 1993, according to the Font of All Knowledge.

Posted by: filbert at March 18, 2016 09:10 PM (s5o+q)

35 17
Could'a been first if I hadn't done a Bing video search for those boobehs.

Posted by: davidt



Did you find anything?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 18, 2016 09:06 PM (CesFO)


Minor nipple slip.

Posted by: davidt at March 18, 2016 09:10 PM (8aOqE)

36 Just back from the store with a bottle of wine. The pizza is on its way, and Daredevil season 2 is loaded on Netflix.

Fuck the rest of the world this weekend.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 09:10 PM (fC9RO)

37 30 I hate my nic and I want to die.
Posted by: iforgot at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (5o5ek)


Can a small white nut help?

Posted by: filbert at March 18, 2016 09:10 PM (s5o+q)

38 I'm still investigating that Romanian weather girl story. Be back in a bit.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 09:11 PM (R+30W)

39 $319 for a BAR? I'll take two. Make it three.

Posted by: PabloD at March 18, 2016 09:11 PM (6zbVX)

40 >>Poor White People Don't Exist According to Bernie Sanders

Guess that shed he lived in until he was 40 didn't have any mirrors?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 18, 2016 09:11 PM (NOIQH)

41 Okay, dogs getting mail is cute, but cats getting mail is better.

Posted by: Kitty Boy at March 18, 2016 09:11 PM (cHuNI)

42 Chi, I must admit I'm feeling pretty damn good. Better living thru chemistry

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:12 PM (jE7yN)

43 Canada used to have something called The Rino Party, among there promises was one to move the mountains from British Columbia to Manitoba (just to be fair.)

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 18, 2016 09:12 PM (4rzL1)

44 So everyone is upset that the GDC party had strippers, because it somehow excludes women. Meanwhile, go into any strip club nowadays, and probably a quarter of the patrons are women either there with their friends or with their boyfriends.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 09:12 PM (fC9RO)

45 >>>Speaking of PC, head of Xbox Phil Spencer apologizes for having strippers at GDC party.

Feminists. One of the reasons we can't have nice things.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 09:12 PM (R+30W)

46 WWI C&R 1918 BAR Machine Gun Original Finish NFA

Start the bidding at $22k.

http://bit.ly/1RqhWkL

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 18, 2016 09:13 PM (rwI+c)

47 Why was that meteorologist lady jogging while giving the weather forecast??

Her hydraulics gave out, and those things weren't going to pop out on their own.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 09:04 PM (GgxVX)




I don't know. But who knew that the weather report for Romania was so damn entertaining

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 18, 2016 09:13 PM (45oDG)

48 "This blog runs on ewok island time"


Didn't they test atomic bombs there in the '50s?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:13 PM (x3MHz)

49 Woot woot & woot ONT baby
Hi morons. Thanks so much for all the well wishes. I'm alive & doing fine
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:03 PM

Great to hear. Hope you have a speedy recovery and it solves your issues. Be well buddy.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 09:14 PM (o/90i)

50 >>Poor White People Don't Exist According to Bernie Sanders

Guess that shed he lived in until he was 40 didn't have any mirrors?

Posted by: Lizzy

I was born a poor black child.

Posted by: Bernie " The Jerk" Sanders at March 18, 2016 09:14 PM (6gGPM)

51 Two sepearate links promising tits, neither provided tits in the traditional sense.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at March 18, 2016 09:15 PM (cb0dn)

52 Excellent news, MisHum!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 18, 2016 09:15 PM (NOIQH)

53 That top dog picture I bet was taken with an iPhone. The eye satanism spawn happens quite often when I take pictures of the 3 setter s

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:15 PM (jE7yN)

54 Finally found out what it takes to shut down eco-madness like Earth Hour.

http://tinyurl.com/zxbusvn

Posted by: PJ at March 18, 2016 09:16 PM (cHuNI)

55 Didn't the Russians originate stripping during newscasts?

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 09:16 PM (GgxVX)

56 "http://bit.ly/1RqhWkL"



Buy Now for $41k.

Rich man's game.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:16 PM (x3MHz)

57 MH, I just remembered, when mine was done I got on demand morphine. Did you luck out like that?

It still hurt a bit but I didn't give a damn. And for those that aren't familiar...they time you out if you've had enough. But much better than having to call a nurse all the time.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 09:16 PM (o/90i)

58 Poor White People Don't Exist According to Bernie Sanders





So Hillary wasn't poor when she left the White House? Or maybe she wasn't white at the time

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 18, 2016 09:16 PM (45oDG)

59 Someone wake me AOP shows up. I have car questions about a possible purchase of an '87 Mercedes 300 SDL.

Anyone else have experience with them?

Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 09:16 PM (BNgss)

60 >>>Dear snowflakes, here's what oppression REALLY looks like.

When I see a story like this, two things come immediately to mind. First, how terrible it must be to be in that guy's shoes. He has some very tough times ahead of him. Secondly, why in the holy **** would anyone choose to go to a place like North Korea on a vacation, of all things, and if you are going to go there, why oh why would you commit a crime there, no matter how trivial you might believe the crime to be.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 09:17 PM (R+30W)

61 Glad the surgery went well, MisHum. Here's to an easy recovery.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 09:17 PM (GgxVX)

62 Weather reporter accidentally flashes TV audience.


That video is not up to the standards of the ONT. I demand an unpixellated version.

Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 09:18 PM (sdi6R)

63 Two sepearate links promising tits, neither provided tits in the traditional sense.
>>>

Well isn't the promise of tits more exciting than seeing actual tits in the internet age? Just Google tits and it is disappointing after a couple minutes.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 09:18 PM (On7rW)

64 Rich man's game.

Yep. Effective prohibition. Every year I write my Senators and Congressman asking them to reopen the NFA registry so we can get some affordable full-auto bangsticks out of the old Eastern Bloc.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 18, 2016 09:18 PM (rwI+c)

65 MH, congrats if the cut-job went well.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:18 PM (x3MHz)

66
Anyone else notice that professional sports contracts and lawsuit settlements have been rising commensurately for like the last 30 years?

It seems they each exist in this special realm where the value of a dollar is different from everywhere else.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 09:19 PM (SmaR4)

67 Hi Kids,


I'm trying to decide how much embarrassment I could live with for $115 million.

Posted by: jc at March 18, 2016 09:19 PM (iRJ+A)

68 >>Finally found out what it takes to shut down eco-madness like Earth Hour.

Mugged by reality.


Posted by: Lizzy at March 18, 2016 09:19 PM (NOIQH)

69 Ya know Bernie Sanders. F*ck you. My dad was white grew up in a dysfunctional broken home thru the Great Depression. No electricity, water from a pump well, no indoor plumbing. He was a great man. Went from poor to being a solider, to an employee to a business owner later in life. F you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:19 PM (jE7yN)

70 "If there was a day that we were able to have mouse, that was a special diet for us."

Luxury! We had to get up in the morning at 10pm a half hour before we went to bed to clean the lake and then eat the corn from the mouse dung before our parents would throw us in a wood chipper and then dance over our bloody pieces. And we were grateful to have it!

Posted by: bananaDream at March 18, 2016 09:20 PM (Ag8Mw)

71 >>I must admit I'm feeling pretty damn good. Better living thru chemistry


So, you won't be needing any of those special 'Recovery Brownies' I baked?


Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 09:20 PM (z6DVm)

72
Boy, those dogs hate mail.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!



Fun Fact:

That head shaking the small dogs do when they grab mail? Rat dog instinct to break the neck of their prey.

Ain't that heartwarming?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 18, 2016 09:21 PM (kdS6q)

73 A $28 Mauser. Wow.


Bought a modern consumer BAR two years ago for $1200.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:08 PM (x3MHz)

Yeah. My husband bought an M1 Garand from a neighbor who was moving to California for $700 several years ago. The guy pretty much let us rob him, I know he could have gotten a LOT more for it but...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:21 PM (9n14Y)

74 54 Finally found out what it takes to shut down eco-madness like Earth Hour.

http://tinyurl.com/zxbusvn

Posted by: PJ at March 18, 2016 09:16 PM (cHuNI)

++++

So there is an upside to hoards of raping muslims.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 09:21 PM (R+30W)

75 I sent Grimmy to the grocery store for more red wine, too. I like Cupcake Winery's Red Velvet these days. Grim is such a sport, but i think it may be self-defense because i have a deep scar on my hip that sometimes troubles me, and i think he thinks its safer if i have a bottle of wine in me, and a cat on my lap, before our Daredevil season 2 Marathon gets started. So in the meantime i am watching Cruz talk about the border on Hannity. I dont know why people think Cruz comes off as unlikable, i think hes just painfully nerdy. Who do you wanna have solve those hard trig problems with you on that homework thats kickin your ass? usually its the painfully nerdy kid who can help you out. He might not even be a jerk about it either. And anyone who knows every word of Princess Bride is likely to be our kind of people.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at March 18, 2016 09:22 PM (cfswg)

76 Canada used to have something called The Rino Party,
among there promises was one to move the mountains from British
Columbia to Manitoba (just to be fair.)

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 18, 2016 09:12 PM (4rzL1)


Was this a Ricky and Julian scam?

Posted by: Jim Lahey at March 18, 2016 09:22 PM (cmE8J)

77 My batshit crazy ex- wife is harassing me. This will end badly.

Posted by: Sean Penn at March 18, 2016 09:23 PM (gwG9s)

78 I wonder how many WWII weapons are sitting in their original crates, packed in grease and buried under piles of junk in police stations and other such places all over the country.



Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 09:23 PM (MQEz6)

79 63 Two sepearate links promising tits, neither provided tits in the traditional sense.
>>>

"Well isn't the promise of tits more exciting than seeing actual tits in the internet age? Just Google tits and it is disappointing after a couple minutes."

There is wisdom in your words.

I apologize, I just felt like a Trump supporter figuring out he wasn't actually conservative after voting for him for a moment.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at March 18, 2016 09:23 PM (cb0dn)

80 Ace I've posted infrequently but have been following you for over 12 years. I get that this election cycle is nothing if not a bit fucked up but I have to say that your defeatist view of things if Trump gets the nom is way over the top. I don't support him and for that matter I'm disappointed with the options we've had and yes that includes Cruz. The goal is to beat who ever the Dems put up so I'll support Trump if he gets the nom. My first Presidential vote was for Reagan and sadly I'll admit to working my ass off for Mitt last election; ORCA bullshit and all. Trump will not be the death of us if he makes it that far. This Republic turned a corner with the the current occupant of the White House and maybe we need the ass hurt that's coming. I have to hope that it will be less painful with Trump than it would be with Hillary.

Posted by: Stourma at March 18, 2016 09:23 PM (sXw5j)

81 Prayers for a speedy recovery MisHum.

Posted by: Infidel at March 18, 2016 09:24 PM (yzc6O)

82 I suspect snowflake boy may have rich parents.isnt going to N Korea expensive? Maybe they can buy his way out?, And who in their right fucking mind would go to a total crazy dictatorship led 6th world country

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:24 PM (jE7yN)

83 "I have car questions about a possible purchase of an '87 Mercedes 300 SDL."

Don't quote me on this, but I have a vague recollection of that generation of engines having a propensity to break crankshafts.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 09:24 PM (noWW6)

84 You morons are awesome. Thanks again. Should be home in time to post the pet thread

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:25 PM (jE7yN)

85 Anyone got Erin Andrews contact info? We could make a sex video, get it leaked and sue ass!

Posted by: Hulk Hogan at March 18, 2016 09:26 PM (gwG9s)

86 10 Woot woot & woot ONT baby

Hi morons. Thanks so much for all the well wishes. I'm alive & doing fine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:03 PM (jE7yN)



Great to hear!!!! Feeling any good differences?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 09:26 PM (EzgxV)

87 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:25 PM (jE7yN)
I'm happy you are doing well! Feel better.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 09:27 PM (egOGm)

88 MisHum, great news.

Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 09:28 PM (RXfvh)

89 You morons are awesome. Thanks again. Should be home in time to post the pet thread
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:25 PM (jE7yN)

You're posting from the hospital??

Waiter!! I'll have what MisHum's having...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:28 PM (9n14Y)

90 That was so Scotch induced.

Posted by: Stourma at March 18, 2016 09:29 PM (sXw5j)

91 If I can't get invited to a corporate party featuring strippers, is life worth living any more?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 18, 2016 09:29 PM (kBIIG)

92 63
Just Google tits and it is disappointing after a couple minutes.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 09:18 PM (On7rW)


Your Moron card, please.

Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 09:30 PM (sdi6R)

93 I must admit I'm feeling pretty damn good. Better living thru chemistry

So, you won't be needing any of those special 'Recovery Brownies' I baked?
Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 09:20 PM

If Mis Hum doesn't need 'em you can send 'em here. I love bronies. Ooops bad typo, make that brownies.

Anyway, back in the 70s I started a brownies fad on our dorm floor. Yeah, it was a big hit.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 09:31 PM (o/90i)

94 Cthulhu I had 4 pronounced symptoms, 3 of them weren't there when walking the hallways. Only the unpainful tingling one is going on as I sit here.

Ive been miserable since the week before thanksgiving. Now I just have to drop a shit ton of weight

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:31 PM (jE7yN)

95 Junkie XL:

He wrote an adagio for Mad Max.
https://youtu.be/UnYefYYLCpQ

In contrast with his double-guitar-flamethrower riffs.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 09:32 PM (VdICR)

96
92 63
Just Google tits and it is disappointing after a couple minutes.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 09:18 PM (On7rW)

Your Moron card, please.
Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 09:30 PM (sdi6R)

Exactly.

Standards, people, standards.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 09:32 PM (MQEz6)

97 Your Moron card, please.>>>

I said after a couple minutes.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 09:32 PM (On7rW)

98 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:25 PM (jE7yN)
I'm happy your procedure went well. I hope you fell better soon.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 09:33 PM (egOGm)

99 Great tits look like chickadees

Hey CDR M very nice ONT. Thank you. Glad you made it back

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:33 PM (jE7yN)

100 Are the prices of the WWII weapons their price at the time of manufacture or what they cost in 2016 dollars to produce back then?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 18, 2016 09:33 PM (1JnAL)

101 Chi, I don't know about any crankshaft breakage on those, but the '78 300 D that I owned, was a pretty solid unit till a radiator failure resulted in a blown head gasket and cracked head.

Fixed that at about 225 miles, and sold the car two or three years later with around 310k miles.

Some real weak points on some vintage Benzes though, are if they have vacuum systems for the door locks and climate controls. This don't sometimes fail, they *always* fail. PITA to fix, but modern hoses and clamps seem to really fix 'em.

Rust in the rocker panels and wheel arches is a problem, as is rust in the sunroof drains and around the back window glass.

So, if you get a good, (relatively) low mileage, rust free car with no drivetrain hiccups, you're probably in good shape. Do some research as to (if any) vacuum system upgrades.

Oh, and have a real, high-reputation, high-cost, absolute GURU of a Mercedes mechanic check the whole turbo installation. A fried turbo on those will ruin your whole paycheck.

Car is a joy to drive though. Brought back to near-mint, you can then move through seat-renewal (foam, springs & coverings) and other interior refreshments to make it pretty much an "as new" car.

There's a huge aftermarket of stuff for 'em, and the online forums can be VERY valuable to you, there.

Hope yours works out for you!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (McRlu)

102 I posted twice to you MH, I didn't see the first one. Oh well, I do wish you a speedy recovery.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (egOGm)

103 @82 I suspect snowflake boy may have rich parents.isnt going to N Korea expensive? Maybe they can buy his way out?, And who in their right fucking mind would go to a total crazy dictatorship led 6th world country
--------------------

The country's in desperate need of western currency (it can only release so many counterfeit dollars, after all), so it provides tours for westerners. I've read a few articles written by people who went. While the "fake" North Korean "show-off" town on the border apparently really does have people living in it, the rest of the country is about like you'd expect. It's *really* bad there. And anything that isn't bad is a Potemkin front.

The worst part of it is that the locals have no idea just how bad it is.


There's going to be major culture shock when the borders eventually open.

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (fgd5X)

104 That video is not up to the standards of the ONT. I demand an unpixellated version.
Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 09:18 PM (sdi6R)


I know, I know. Just was lazy and didn't want to search for it. It's been a long week.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (McoS+)

105 Honestly I really feel bad for people in NK.

They are living in hell.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (qUNWi)

106 In the last night's ONT, I got to rambling on about the Saturn V launch and all that. Put "Saturn V launch camera E-8" in Google, and go to the youtube link that pops up. Should be 8:43 long.

That is the view of a high speed camera right on the bottom. The video is run in slow motion, capturing all the awesomeness.

The video stars right at the "ignition sequence begin" mark on the countdown, T - 8.9 sec. You'll see three flashes at first, that's three step "firing order", lighting up the F-1s in sequence to keep the thrust load balanced as they come up to thrust.

You then some smoke and fire rush up through the hole. That's nothing. That's the gas generators starting the turbo pumps. When the main engine get going, with 21 tons per second of propellant being burned, the downwash sucks all previous smoke right back down the hole.

Then it gets good.

You will say, "America, Fuck Yeah!" as that beast rises. That's what we used to do.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 09:35 PM (dvuhZ)

107 MH, didn't know you had surgery but glad you're doing OK.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:35 PM (McoS+)

108 94 Cthulhu I had 4 pronounced symptoms, 3 of them weren't there when walking the hallways. Only the unpainful tingling one is going on as I sit here.

Ive been miserable since the week before thanksgiving. Now I just have to drop a shit ton of weight

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:31 PM (jE7yN)



That's good -- any chance the tingling may go away as well? (I'm thinking maybe it's still there because of inflammation from the surgery).

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 09:35 PM (EzgxV)

109 I like brownies, send em my way garret. Either that or a new fly pattern that ii can tie. No bending, twisting or lifting for a few weeks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:36 PM (jE7yN)

110 Dad was a BAR man in the Marines. He loved that thing.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 18, 2016 09:36 PM (qJhUV)

111 "I wonder how many WWII weapons are sitting in their original crates, packed in grease and buried under piles of junk in police stations and other such places all over the country. "

The last decade was a gold mine of Mosins coming in. Not many M-1s left.

There were a minor shit ton of Enfields found in Afghanistan but so many got destroyed. Still Mausers of Chilean or Argentine or whatever variety.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:36 PM (x3MHz)

112 You're posting from the hospital??
Waiter!! I'll have what MisHum's having...
Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:28 PM

I was posting from the hospital when I had the same thing done in 2012. Great way to pass the time when you are on morphine and can't sleep.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 09:37 PM (o/90i)

113 105 Honestly I really feel bad for people in NK.

They are living in hell.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (qUNWi)


Shows just what use the "international community" is.

Venezuela, too. The citizens of any country that descends into totalitarianism are entirely on their own, and need to take matters into their own hands.

Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 09:38 PM (sdi6R)

114 "Some real weak points on some vintage Benzes though, are if they have vacuum systems for the door locks and climate controls."

Yep. Rubber hoses and diaphragms in the actuators rot and crack over the years. Won't hold vacuum any longer.

You can replace these with modern silicone materials that won't ever give out. But getting to all of the damn things may require *extensive* disassembly.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 09:38 PM (noWW6)

115 Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (McoS+)

I looked A friend looked for the unpixellated version, but couldn't find it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2016 09:38 PM (Zu3d9)

116 112 You're posting from the hospital??
Waiter!! I'll have what MisHum's having...
Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:28 PM

I was posting from the hospital when I had the same thing done in 2012. Great way to pass the time when you are on morphine and can't sleep.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 09:37 PM (o/90i)



......and, here, I always figured folks were just drunk....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 09:39 PM (EzgxV)

117 Rickl, since when did you have the platinum package? You'll get pixilated boobs and like them

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:39 PM (jE7yN)

118 I hate pixilation.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 09:39 PM (pUDQf)

119 The citizens of any country that descends into totalitarianism are entirely on their own, and need to take matters into their own hands.
Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 09:38 PM (sdi6R)


that's why we don't want y'all to have guns damn it.

Posted by: Democrats at March 18, 2016 09:39 PM (McoS+)

120 >>Either that or a new fly pattern that i can tie.


What's your poison? Warm water species? Cold? Dry? Wet? Soft Hackle? Spey?


I'm a fucking encyclopedia for that shit.


Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 09:39 PM (z6DVm)

121 Casual Fridays ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710866150037590017

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710866322209546240

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710866711394848768

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710866903531700224

Posted by: kbdabear at March 18, 2016 09:40 PM (aEC4b)

122 A friend looked for the unpixellated version, but couldn't find it.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2016 09:38 PM (Zu3d9)

The unpixelallated version probably comes with ransomware.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:40 PM (McoS+)

123 Why was that meteorologist lady jogging while giving the weather forecast??

Posted by: IC at March 18, 2016 09:02 PM (zK6nG)


To make her boobies pop out. Need you ask?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (/i7Ua)

124 103 @82 I suspect snowflake boy may have rich parents.isnt going to N Korea expensive? Maybe they can buy his way out?, And who in their right fucking mind would go to a total crazy dictatorship led 6th world country
--------------------

The country's in desperate need of western currency (it can only release so many counterfeit dollars, after all), so it provides tours for westerners. I've read a few articles written by people who went. While the "fake" North Korean "show-off" town on the border apparently really does have people living in it, the rest of the country is about like you'd expect. It's *really* bad there. And anything that isn't bad is a Potemkin front.

The worst part of it is that the locals have no idea just how bad it is.


There's going to be major culture shock when the borders eventually open.

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (fgd5X)

++++

If the norks are so desperate for tourist dollars, you have to wonder why they think it is helpful to jail a tourist for 15 years over a stolen poster. But, maybe they are more motivated by something else. Like suckering Westerners in so that they can use them as pawns in future negotiations with the countries in question.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (R+30W)

125 MH
I had some residual numbness and tingling after my surgery. It did improve. I don't recall how long it took.
My leg numbness/tingling disappeared immediately. My arms took awhile.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (egOGm)

126 >>The unpixelallated version probably comes with ransomware.


And big nipples, I bet.

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (z6DVm)

127 There were a minor shit ton of Enfields found in Afghanistan but so many got destroyed. Still Mausers of Chilean or Argentine or whatever variety.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:36 PM (x3MHz)

So many of the Chilean Mausers I've found have either been mismatched/pieced together or the bore is completely gone.
I want to be able to use them after I restore the stock and clean 'em up a bit.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (9n14Y)

128
Todd Akin has endorsed Ted Cruz.

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (RcpcZ)

129 The worst thing about North Korea is that by giving them exposure it perpetuates the tyranny. Every time some asshole like Clinton or Carter engage them or the UN "sanctions" them they twist the chains harder.

Just completely ignore them and let South Korea deal with them.

Posted by: whatmeworry? at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (dZGNV)

130 It's not that we haven't seen boobs before. Big ones, medium ones, small ones...it's that we haven't seen YOURS.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (pUDQf)

131 More Casual Fridays ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710867055784935424

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710867208092704768

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710867371880226816

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710867518009778177

Posted by: kbdabear at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (aEC4b)

132 Opioids don't make me drowsy. I'm quite awake at the moment.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (jE7yN)

133 Dubai-ish 737 crashed in Russia.

Posted by: Baldy at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (1SCTq)

134 UNI fan needs to stop with the freaking whistling.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (qUNWi)

135 Posted by: Ed Anger at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (RcpcZ)

Trouble at the Homefront or hedging their political bets?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (pUDQf)

136 MH, you posting from the hospital?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (x3MHz)

137 And big nipples, I bet.
Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (z6DVm)


She's probably on AccuFap, a new way to experience weather.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:43 PM (McoS+)

138 Clint Eastwood endorsed Teh Donald.

Posted by: @votermom at March 18, 2016 09:43 PM (cbfNE)

139 "I have car questions about a possible purchase of an '87 Mercedes 300 SDL.">>>

My biggest fear of buying a Benz would be parts prices. Did a quick search at Rock Auto and standard wear items like brakes aren't bad. I was surprised.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 09:43 PM (On7rW)

140 Northern Iowa (11) is taking it to Texas (6), so far.

As is Michigan (11) to Notre Dame (6).

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 09:43 PM (z6DVm)

141 Looks like 55 Russians died in a plane crash from Dubai to Russia.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:43 PM (McoS+)

142 Oh myyyyy...this guy on television is making burrito egg rolls...must try this...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:44 PM (9n14Y)

143 MisHum congrats and best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Posted by: @votermom at March 18, 2016 09:44 PM (cbfNE)

144 128 Todd Akin has endorsed Ted Cruz.
-------
Really? If so that ought to be an interesting discussion with Sarah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:44 PM (jE7yN)

145 Todd Akin has endorsed Ted Cruz.
Posted by: Ed Anger at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (RcpcZ)


I thought you meant Clay Akin.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:45 PM (McoS+)

146
141 Looks like 55 Russians died in a plane crash from Dubai to Russia.
Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:43 PM (McoS+)

Shit.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 09:45 PM (MQEz6)

147 Todd Akin has endorsed Ted Cruz.


Posted by: Ed Anger at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (RcpcZ)


You know whats at work here? Its shit tectonics.

Posted by: Jim Lahey at March 18, 2016 09:45 PM (cmE8J)

148
141 Looks like 55 Russians died in a plane crash from Dubai to Russia.
Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:43 PM (McoS+)

Was it a bomb again?

Posted by: @votermom at March 18, 2016 09:46 PM (cbfNE)

149 I like brownies, send em my way garret. Either that or a new fly pattern that ii can tie. No bending, twisting or lifting for a few weeks
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:36 PM

Damn, if you didn't want them they could be put to use here. A already put my bid in before you responded. LOL Hope the recovery goes well.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 09:46 PM (o/90i)

150 @124 If the norks are so desperate for tourist dollars, you have to wonder why they think it is helpful to jail a tourist for 15 years over a stolen poster. But, maybe they are more motivated by something else. Like suckering Westerners in so that they can use them as pawns in future negotiations with the countries in question.
-------------------

I suspect that they figure they can either ransom him back to his family, or use him as a bargaining chip at some future negotiations.

Keep in mind that western tourists generally aren't hauled off to prison. And most of them aren't stupid enough to openly break the law. In short, don't give the government an obvious opening like this, and you'll be able to settle for the standard dog and pony show.

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 09:46 PM (fgd5X)

151 The crash occurred as the plane was attempting to land. Rain and low clouds at destination.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:46 PM (McoS+)

152 Cruz sure is drawing in the A-list folks.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 09:46 PM (MQEz6)

153 >>Really? If so that ought to be an interesting discussion with Sarah


Ah, Morphine.

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 09:46 PM (z6DVm)

154 Opioids don't make me drowsy. I'm quite awake at the moment.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (jE7yN)

I can't remember the last time I was on any kind of opioid.
I know when it was - fall, 2005 - but I don't remember a bit of it. Except feeling like I'd been on a week long drunk after it wore off.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:46 PM (9n14Y)

155 "I want to be able to use them after I restore the stock and clean 'em up a bit."

I'm not a purist. At this point if the gun is sorta cheap and get the broad side I'm fine.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:47 PM (x3MHz)

156
The last decade was a gold mine of Mosins coming in. Not many M-1s left.

There were a minor shit ton of Enfields found in Afghanistan but so many got destroyed. Still Mausers of Chilean or Argentine or whatever variety.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:36 PM (x3MHz)


Wonder how many are sitting in government warehouses over the world?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 18, 2016 09:47 PM (1JnAL)

157 That article left out the Parti Citron from Canada.

It was a Canadian federal and Quebec provincial party

Their main platform planks were to:

Restructure Canada's economy to be centered on lemon production
Support global warming so lemons can be grown in Canada
Abolish Toronto
Repeal the law of gravity
Merge the Great Lakes


All of these were noble goals.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (XQHkt)

158 >>>In 2012 in England and Wales alone, alcoholic liver disease killed 4,425 people.
------
So they choose to commit suicide a slow, painful & expensive way?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (jE7yN)

159 Joe Santos died this week. He was 84. A character actor with a long resume. He was Sgt. Dennis Becker on the greatest TV show EVAH!! The Rockford Files.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (NGd+i)

160 141 Looks like 55 Russians died in a plane crash from Dubai to Russia.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:43 PM (McoS+)



Weren't there recently a bunch of dead Russians after a plane crash from Cairo to Russia?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (EzgxV)

161
Venezuela, too. The citizens of any country that descends into totalitarianism are entirely on their own, and need to take matters into their own hands.
Posted by: rickl


At least they can remember better times unlike the North Koreans.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (FkBIv)

162 Hans Zimmer is a kindred spirit to Edna from The Incredibles:

https://youtu.be/oJ1NCbeSH6E

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (VdICR)

163 Todd Akin has endorsed Ted Cruz.>>>

I wonder how much Trump paid him. Probably less than he paid Romney

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (On7rW)

164 tits

Posted by: That guy who always says tits... at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (Dwehj)

165 The daughter came home for a few hours before heading to Miami for a wedding. She lives in NYC.

I swear, I can't understand the language of feminists at all. Is it even English?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (kBIIG)

166 Evening all. Glad to see MH moving and a-shaking;-)

Posted by: Bebe Dahl at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (yNyJy)

167 157 That article left out the Parti Citron from Canada.

It was a Canadian federal and Quebec provincial party

Their main platform planks were to:

Restructure Canada's economy to be centered on lemon production
Support global warming so lemons can be grown in Canada
Abolish Toronto
Repeal the law of gravity
Merge the Great Lakes


All of these were noble goals.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (XQHkt)

Even three out of five would have been pretty badass.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (MQEz6)

168 Farmer,
You are tough. So is MH.
My last surgery was an abdominal surgery. I didn't get online for 2 months.
I was on Dilauded(sp?) IV.
I was really sick

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (egOGm)

169
Becker was promoted to Lieutenant eventually in the series, I believe.

He deserved it.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (SmaR4)

170 @25 And that's why I wish I learned Spanish, even thier sports have tons of VERY SEXY women.
-------------------

For some reason (still not sure why), I've been somewhat obsessive about Romania over the last few years. It's a difficult language to find instruction in (though I could have done so if I'd tried hard enough, no doubt).

Duolingo is working on a module for it, though, and they expect to have it up for use late this summer.

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (fgd5X)

171 Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 09:46 PM (MQEz6)


Agreed!

Posted by: Gary Busey at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (pUDQf)

172 "Hit" that is.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (x3MHz)

173 I endorse whoever won't chicken out or snicker on the sidelines when the next Rushdie says something some bearded asshole halfway around the world doesn't like.

Having seen Trump and Cruz in action on this front... so far I'm down to SMOD.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 18, 2016 09:50 PM (6FqZa)

174 I'm not a purist. At this point if the gun is sorta cheap and get the broad side I'm fine.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:47 PM (x3MHz)

Yeah, not that fussy myself but I do want something that's reasonably safe to fire. Sometimes I get lucky, like my Mosin, pristine bore and all original for like $99. Gotta re-bed the stock but it's still my favorite.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:50 PM (9n14Y)

175 59
'87 Mercedes 300 SDL.

Anyone else have experience with them?


Meh. No tailfins

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 09:50 PM (o78gS)

176 Restructure Canada's economy to be centered on lemon production
Support global warming so lemons can be grown in Canada
Abolish Toronto
Repeal the law of gravity
Merge the Great Lakes


All of these were noble goals.


Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (XQHkt)


I am the liquor.

Posted by: Jim Lahey at March 18, 2016 09:50 PM (cmE8J)

177 Looks the plane crash was just weather/pilot fcuk-up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:50 PM (x3MHz)

178 Someone wake me AOP shows up. I have car questions about a possible purchase of an '87 Mercedes 300 SDL.

Anyone else have experience with them?

Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 09:16 PM (BNgss)


I have no hands-on experience with Mercedes. My best advice: find a local non-dealership Mercedes specialist shop, the kind run by a former dealership mechanic who has hung out his own shingle. Most major cities should have one.


Pay him to check out the car before you buy it, and offer to make him your mechanic of preference for the car, should you buy it.


Also, if your un the VIN through Carfax, you should be able to learn if it missed any recall campaigns or has suffered a major accident. But if your mechanic tells you he sees accident damage, and Carfax doesn't, trust the mechanic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 09:51 PM (/i7Ua)

179 177 Looks the plane crash was just weather/pilot fcuk-up.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:50 PM (x3MHz)

Maybe it was a Jihadi rain cloud.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:51 PM (McoS+)

180 You're posting from the hospital??
Waiter!! I'll have what MisHum's having...
Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 09:28 PM

I was posting from the hospital when I had the same thing done in 2012. Great way to pass the time when you are on morphine and can't sleep.
Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 09:37 PM (o/90i)

......and, here, I always figured folks were just drunk....
Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 09:39 PM

Apparently not always. Tho now that I think about it may have just been reading and found posting to be too much work.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 09:51 PM (o/90i)

181
135 Posted by: Ed Anger at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (RcpcZ)

Trouble at the Homefront or hedging their political bets?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 09:42 PM (pUDQf)


I don't know. But insiders say Sharron Angle will be the next to endorse Cruz. Followed by Michelle Bachman.

It looks like Cruz will get endorsements from all of the original Tea Party candidates.

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 18, 2016 09:51 PM (RcpcZ)

182 Willy J. The 'Benz aftermarket has even evolved parts/assemblies which do the same job as an OEM Benz sku, but have re-engineered them into far less complex pieces. This of course results in lower manufacturing costs, hence lower prices all the way down to the customer.

You can get non-Benz replacements for alternators, A/C compressors, climate control head-units, and the list is nearly endless.

It's possible to completely de-vacuum-ize a 'Benz, with lookalike units which are actually electro-mechanical controls. Basically, just like an early '00s Ford or Chebby, which were some of the most robust bits in the vehicle. But, they look like and fit like Benz OEM.

One could pretty thoroughly "resto-mod" a Mercedes to the point to where all of it's known weaknesses are nearly eliminated.

Won't be easy and it won't be cheap. But the odds are, each of the applications is a "one and done" proposition, which is a hell of an improvement of "fix every 50k miles", as installed by the factory.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 18, 2016 09:52 PM (McRlu)

183 Whoa, MH, didn't expect to see you again so soon.

When I had surgery, I swear, I was knocked out for at least 3 days. I got up to pee and grab a bite to eat and then I'd crash again for hours.

Glad you are doing well.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 18, 2016 09:52 PM (P8951)

184 I'm a Merc guy. Love mine. C300.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 09:52 PM (pUDQf)

185 Evening horde. I just got here, but I'm gonna need an explanation for this:

>>>Just Google tits and it is disappointing after a couple minutes.


BURN THE HERETIC

Posted by: DC in River City at March 18, 2016 09:52 PM (e+1S5)

186 Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 09:46 PM (o/90i)

Farmer, then you can have them. I'm doing ok here.
So how is your back doing these days?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:52 PM (jE7yN)

187 Misanthropic
My last surgery I was getting the Dilauded every 4 hours IV. I was up all night. I slept maybe 2 hours a night. For 10 days. It's hard to sleep in the hospital anyway.
Once you get to sleep, they want blood or something.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 09:52 PM (egOGm)

188 Now I just have to drop a shit ton of weight.

You'll sleep the best you have in years afterwards. All the other aches and pains the back pain eclipsed stopped hurting when I could finally move and dropped some pounds. And yeah, opioids give me insomnia.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 09:53 PM (GgxVX)

189 Was this a Ricky and Julian scam?

Posted by: Jim Lahey at March 18, 2016 09:22 PM (cmE8J)


No, long before they hit the airwaves. Actually was called The Rhinoceros Party.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 09:53 PM (/i7Ua)

190 I hope it was quick.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 09:54 PM (MQEz6)

191
search "naked yoga" on youtube and you'll be horrified after a couple of minutes

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 09:54 PM (SmaR4)

192 "Yeah, not that fussy myself but I do want something that's reasonably safe to fire."

All these old milsurps need to be wary of. Hang around the corner, tie to a tire.

I gave $50 for a Carcano one time.....and that sumbitch would shoot. Never checked parts or serials. It would just freaking group like mo-fo at 100 yds.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:55 PM (x3MHz)

193 105 Honestly I really feel bad for people in NK.

They are living in hell.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (qUNWi)


Well, that's just racist. North Korea is lovely.

Posted by: Dennis Rodman at March 18, 2016 09:55 PM (+lVUW)

194 I'm sure Romanians weather chick didn't really mean for her boobs to fall out. She was wearing such a low cut flimsy top over her heavy breasts when she knew she would be doing jumping jacks because the girls needed air.

Yeah, that's it.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 18, 2016 09:55 PM (TSMoA)

195 159 Joe Santos died this week. He was 84. A character actor with a long resume. He was Sgt. Dennis Becker on the greatest TV show EVAH!! The Rockford Files.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (NGd+i)

++++

Someone had to go.

Posted by: Angelo Garepe at March 18, 2016 09:56 PM (R+30W)

196 You need more "professionally produced" naked yoga videos. They're not really doing yoga there, of course, but a horn dog pervert's idea of what naked yoga should be. Which is much, much better than the real thing.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 09:56 PM (dvuhZ)

197 search "naked yoga" on youtube and you'll be horrified after a couple of minutes>>>

Is it as bad as searching Prancercise?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 09:56 PM (On7rW)

198 I must admit I've PUI (posted under influence) that's just crazy. I feel good but not stoned.

Donna I got lucky they didn't have to cut away as much as they thought they had to

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:56 PM (jE7yN)

199 I looked at the IMDB site for the Rockford Files and could not believe the number of people who appeared in an episode or two.

Lauren Bacall
Willie Nelson
Abe Vigoda
Joseph Cotten and scores more.

http://tinyurl.com/z7hg9ll

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 18, 2016 09:57 PM (CesFO)

200 Michigan whoopin ND.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 09:57 PM (qUNWi)

201 Posted by: Dennis Rodman at March 18, 2016 09:55 PM (+lVUW)


When your career as a famous person is so bad, you need to suck off a five foot tall dictator, you're really in need of an intervention.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 09:57 PM (pUDQf)

202 Was it a bomb again?
Posted by: @votermom


No bumb.

Chicken Kiev
*YEEAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHH*

Posted by: Vladimir "Horatio" Putin at March 18, 2016 09:58 PM (A/3fN)

203 Naked Yoga sounds like sexual flab.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 09:58 PM (qUNWi)

204 Michigan whoopin ND.>>>

Are they using leaded water?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 09:58 PM (On7rW)

205 "Maybe it was a Jihadi rain cloud."



I dunno, but some of these countries seem to have serious weather/science problems. Land an airplane in the middle of a storm? There's wind and yaw and pitch and airspeed and drop rate. The cockpit is telling you all of this is real time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:59 PM (x3MHz)

206 Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 09:53 PM (GgxVX)
Maybe that's why I couldn't sleep in the hospital. It was the drugs. I didn't sleep that well when I was recovering at home too. Maybe it was the percocet. I started sleeping better after I was done with the pain meds.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 09:59 PM (egOGm)

207 MH,

The tingling should go away. It took mine about 6 months to go away full time, and about another 6 months for it to not pop up from time to time.

But "no pain">tingling

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 18, 2016 09:59 PM (1JnAL)

208 Elvis was in a Columbo episode.




Well....he should have been.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 09:59 PM (qUNWi)

209 106
You will say, "America, Fuck Yeah!" as that beast rises. That's what we used to do.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 09:35 PM (dvuhZ)


I've seen that. It's good.

And we're going to do it again.

SpaceX is doing some damned exciting things today. The latest version of Falcon 9 is almost as powerful as the Saturn I from the 1960s, but much more economical. And they're working on recovering and reusing the first stage, which will make it cheaper still.

They've signed a 20 year lease on Launch Complex 39A, one of the two most historic launch sites in the world. (The other one is in Kazakhstan, where Yuri Gagarin flew from, and which is still in use today.)

LC-39A launched almost all of the Apollo moon missions, and most of the Shuttle flights. Now SpaceX is renovating it for their own needs, which includes the Falcon Heavy, three Falcon 9 first stages side-by-side. It will be the most powerful launch vehicle in the world today, capable of orbiting a payload weight second only to the Saturn V.

While Falcon Heavy will not be as powerful as the Saturn V, SpaceX has plans for future rockets that will dwarf it.

Right now we're in a race between an amazing future and a new Dark Age, and it's neck and neck.

Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

210 If the norks are so desperate for tourist dollars, you have to wonder why they think it is helpful to jail a tourist for 15 years over a stolen poster. But, maybe they are more motivated by something else. Like suckering Westerners in so that they can use them as pawns in future negotiations with the countries in question.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (R+30W)


Cool, let's send Hillary AND Kerry.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (+lVUW)

211 I'm not googling yoga pants. I might be in a hospital but they won't give me enough meds to wipe that memory away

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (jE7yN)

212 Todd Akin has endorsed Ted Cruz.
Posted by: Ed Anger at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM

Like David Duke endorsing Trump or Graham endorsing Cruz. Yay, thanks for the small favor you idiot.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (o/90i)

213 MH: Happy to see you here. How you doin?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (ucDmr)

214 Columbo's rumpled rain/trenchcoat is in the Smithsonian.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (dvuhZ)

215 If the norks are so desperate for tourist dollars, you have to wonder why they think it is helpful to jail a tourist for 15 years over a stolen poster. But, maybe they are more motivated by something else. Like suckering Westerners in so that they can use them as pawns in future negotiations with the countries in question.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (R+30W)


The Norks have a long record of kidnapping foreigners (mainly Japanese) and holding them for a long time, and using them to train spies. Or just to hold for ransom. The kid will get let go when enough money is handed over.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:02 PM (/i7Ua)

216 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:59 PM (x3MHz)

True, true. Worst approach I ever shot was into Sarajevo. Very tall mountains not too far away from the airport if you have to execute a missed approach. I broke out of the fog and planted the plane down pretty firmly. The Admiral in back came up and said nice 3 wire! I was determined not to go around on that approach.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 10:02 PM (McoS+)

217 If the norks are so desperate for tourist dollars, you have to wonder why they think it is helpful to jail a tourist for 15 years over a stolen poster. But, maybe they are more motivated by something else. Like suckering Westerners in so that they can use them as pawns in future negotiations with the countries in question.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 09:41 PM (R+30W)

Cool, let's send Hillary AND Kerry.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (+lVUW)

They'd pay us to take 'em back.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 18, 2016 10:02 PM (9n14Y)

218 Weather reporter accidentally flashes TV audience.

I did some research. She's "accident"-prone, according to Bing Images.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2016 10:03 PM (oFSUK)

219 And Steve McGarrett's hair isn't in the Smithsonian, but it should be.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:03 PM (dvuhZ)

220
But the wave is.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:04 PM (SmaR4)

221
218 Weather reporter accidentally flashes TV audience.

I did some research. She's "accident"-prone, according to Bing Images.
Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2016 10:03 PM (oFSUK)

A Bing search leaves no doubt that they are indeed spectacular.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:05 PM (MQEz6)

222 No, long before they hit the airwaves. Actually was called The Rhinoceros Party.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 09:53 PM (/i7Ua)


I've decided to lay off the food for a bit, and go on the booze.

Posted by: Jim Lahey at March 18, 2016 10:05 PM (cmE8J)

223 For some reason (still not sure why), I've been
somewhat obsessive about Romania over the last few years. It's a
difficult language to find instruction in (though I could have done so
if I'd tried hard enough, no doubt).



Duolingo is working on a module for it, though, and they expect to have it up for use late this summer.

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (fgd5X)


I honestly believe that the true purpose of Esperanto was to make Romanian a mainstream language again.
Of course, any Romance language that uses "da" for yes has issues.

(I was looking into Romanian because I was plotting a story about Austro-Hungarian provincial troops from Timisoara tangling with werewolves in the Carpathians, and then I realized I was trying to write Dog Soldiers. I still think mounted lancers would do a good job on a pack caught in the open, though)

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 10:05 PM (XQHkt)

224 Research. From his bunk.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 10:05 PM (pUDQf)

225 @128 Todd Akin has endorsed Ted Cruz.
--------------------

What I'm wondering is -

Is Akin actually stupid enough to have voluntarily announced this? Does he really think that *anyone* cares what he thinks about the election?

(his opponent for the Senate seat has written and openly posted an article in which she pretty much brags about having manipulated the Republican primary to make him the candidate)

Or did some "helpful" journalist take it upon themself to find out what Akin thought about the primary?

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 10:05 PM (fgd5X)

226 They'd pay us to take 'em back.

Talk about the Ransom of Red Chief.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 10:05 PM (GgxVX)

227 Is Jim Rockfords trailer in the Smithsonian? It should be.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2016 10:05 PM (NGd+i)

228 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 18, 2016 09:59 PM (1JnAL)

Amen.

I will take pain free annoyance over the damn pain any day. Like I said, I got lucky without a lot of cutting. My surgeon is a genius

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 10:06 PM (jE7yN)

229
I dunno, but some of these countries seem to have serious weather/science problems. Land an airplane in the middle of a storm? There's wind and yaw and pitch and airspeed and drop rate. The cockpit is telling you all of this is real time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 09:59 PM (x3MHz)




Fully operational Category 3, automatic landing systems should be absolutely required installs in every third-world shithole airport large enough to land a commercial jet.

And then find a way to force the indigenous cockpit monkeys to actually use the damn thing on any approach more challenging than Flight Sim, version 1.

Might not be the most graceful or comfy landings, but the damn things work and get the aircraft landed on the centerline, right about 100% of the time.

Some of the better updated aircraft's Cat 3 systems will sense the main-gear compression upon landing, and will deploy spoilers, thrust reversers and automatic wheel braking down to taxi speed.

At which point, control reverts to the weak-links behind the control yokes.

But yeah, the international aviation community should just ante-up and get it done. Won't be cheap, WILL be cheaper than ongoing weather related mishaps on final, flareout and landing.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 18, 2016 10:06 PM (McRlu)

230 Columbo's rumpled rain/trenchcoat is in the Smithsonian.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (dvuhZ)


So's mine.

Posted by: Billy Jeff at March 18, 2016 10:06 PM (cmE8J)

231 "The Admiral in back came up and said nice 3 wire! I was determined not to go around on that approach."



You're a Hoss, CDR.

I'm not worthy.



*Bows*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:07 PM (x3MHz)

232 163 Todd Akin has endorsed Ted Cruz.>>>

I wonder how much Trump paid him. Probably less than he paid Romney
Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 09:48 PM (On7rW)



So Ted has now endorsed the "magic vagina theory"?

You would think these candidates that fucked up winnable seats would learn to STFU.

And I include George Allen (Rubio) in this group

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 18, 2016 10:07 PM (1JnAL)

233
Is Fonzie's thumb in the Smithsonian? It should be.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:07 PM (SmaR4)

234 McGarrett had some fucking integrity.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:07 PM (qUNWi)

235 >>I did some research. She's "accident"-prone, according to Bing Images.
Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2016 10:03 PM (oFSUK)


And you didn't bring links for the rest of the Class?

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 10:07 PM (z6DVm)

236 Thanks, guys.

The deal with this car was that I'd bring it home to look it over, shine it up & sell it for a neighbor. I keep 20%.

I charged the battery all day, then cranked her right up. Drove 200ft, then backed into my driveway. But the more I look at it and think about it, this is a really clean car. 250k miles (barely broken in on this straight 6 diesel), close to perfect interior, seems to run fine.
And super clean.

She reduced her price to $3000 (I would get $600 from a sale), which means I could probably get it easily for $2k. Maybe less considering all the work I do for this lady & dinners I take her.
I guess I have some research to do this weekend on Mercedes forums.

Thanks again.

Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 10:07 PM (BNgss)

237 >>>True, true. Worst approach I ever shot was into
Sarajevo. Very tall mountains not too far away from the airport if you
have to execute a missed approach. I broke out of the fog and planted
the plane down pretty firmly. The Admiral in back came up and said nice
3 wire! I was determined not to go around on that approach.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 10:02 PM (McoS+)<<<

No way? That happened to you, too?!

Posted by: Cankles! Clinton at March 18, 2016 10:08 PM (H9MG5)

238 For some reason (still not sure why), I've been somewhat obsessive about Romania over the last few years. It's a difficult language to find instruction in (though I could have done so if I'd tried hard enough, no doubt).

Duolingo is working on a module for it, though, and they expect to have it up for use late this summer.

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM (fgd5X)


I had occasion to work across from a couple of Romanian geologists. They were good people, smart and friendly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:08 PM (/i7Ua)

239 233: Heh! Henry Winkler should donate it for the purpose of culture and history.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2016 10:08 PM (NGd+i)

240 In one of the old episodes, Mrs. Columbo (whom we never see, but the picture that gets built in your mind....) gave Columbo a new trenchcoat. He keeps losing it, but his helpful assistant keeps bringing it back to him, much to Columbo's dismay.

Question: What was Columbo's first name? He did have one, but it's sort of hidden.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:09 PM (dvuhZ)

241 235 >>I did some research. She's "accident"-prone, according to Bing Images.
Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2016 10:03 PM (oFSUK)

And you didn't bring links for the rest of the Class?
Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 10:07 PM (z6DVm)


That should be an automatic barreling.

Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 10:09 PM (sdi6R)

242
If Vic was awake right now he'd remind us that Jack Lord was a commie.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:10 PM (SmaR4)

243 Isn't Romania one of the few euros that actually likes the US?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 18, 2016 10:10 PM (A/3fN)

244 Was aboard a Delta... 727, I think, that was attempting to land in thick fog at Augusta, GA. Pilot clipped an approach-light tower. Good times, good times.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:10 PM (yddCj)

245 CDR M KAP

Kick ass pilot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 10:10 PM (jE7yN)

246 The Microsoft story is bullshit. Other people are reporting there were scantily clad dancers but no strippers. It was a small handful of women who had a shitfit on social media while numerous others in attendance had no problem.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 18, 2016 10:11 PM (IdCqF)

247 Right now we're in a race between an amazing future and a new Dark Age, and it's neck and neck.

Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (sdi6R)


I've been saying it too. It's either going to be a Dark Age or a Golden Age, and there's no in between. We're either going to a future of space travel, laser anti-missile systems, and cheap clean energy in the form of fusion power, or we're going to Orwell's "boot stamping on a human face, forever."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 18, 2016 10:11 PM (HalrA)

248 Roxana Vancea, pissing off feminists everywhere. How dare she be hot and capitalize on her impressive assets.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 10:11 PM (pUDQf)

249 Fun fact: Jack Lord was considered for the role of Capt. James T. Kirk by Roddenberry and Co.

It would've been "Beam me up, Danno!" or "Book 'im, Scotty!"

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:11 PM (dvuhZ)

250 >>Henry Winkler should donate it for the purpose of culture and history.


How would he tie his #16 Klinkhammer Specials on without his thumb?

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 10:11 PM (z6DVm)

251 http://tinyurl.com/j598nlo

Breaking News Russia says Dubai based airliner crashes in Rostov on the Don

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:12 PM (g8Hfr)

252 240 In one of the old episodes, Mrs. Columbo (whom we never see, but the picture that gets built in your mind....) gave Columbo a new trenchcoat. He keeps losing it, but his helpful assistant keeps bringing it back to him, much to Columbo's dismay.

Question: What was Columbo's first name? He did have one, but it's sort of hidden.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:09 PM (dvuhZ)

++++

Lieutenant! D'uh.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 10:12 PM (R+30W)

253 I knew that The Punisher is the antagonist in Daredevil, but it sucks that he will probably become less likable as the series goes on.

Usually a character is less interesting when the writer justifies him, but not in his case. Thomas Jane short film:
https://youtu.be/bWpK0wsnitc

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 10:12 PM (VdICR)

254 Hah ....I was just thinking of Jack Lord as Kirk.

I was.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:13 PM (qUNWi)

255 246 Posted by: Epobirs at March 18, 2016 10:11 PM (IdCqF)


My favorite part is the fact that6 had it been male strippers they'd have been cheering and calling guys who left homophobes....

lesson to the IT messiahs...you can never placate the SJW harpy.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:13 PM (g8Hfr)

256 Chi. Give her $2,500. Fair deal for both, and she won't resent you for it, either.

At that price, you can afford to find out it's faults. Worst case, you list it on Craigslist for what you paid for it, disclose the faults, and you'll still have 'em lining up to buy it, if it's as you described.

Might as well go with it. If it works out OK, you'll be thrilled. If you find yourself in lemonville, you'll still recover most if not all of your costs, and you can always brag about having owned a Benz.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 18, 2016 10:14 PM (McRlu)

257 Jack Lord had them little beady eyes.

No good for Kirk.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:14 PM (qUNWi)

258 Jim, I watched a show here while back about an AA 757 flying into Columbia in the early 2000's. The pilot punched one key off in-bound in the automated system. Took the damn airplane several hundred miles off-course and into a mountain range.


Nobody looking out the window and saying "wait a minute?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:14 PM (x3MHz)

259 There's no cloning in quantum mechanics, so the Star Trek transporter really is a suicide box.

Maybe. It's sort of a stupid question, to begin with. How do you know that the "you" that wakes up is the same "you" that went to sleep? You don't. The only thing you know is that the "you" that wakes up has a memory of having been the "you" that went to sleep - whether that is true or not.

The same applies to the Star Trek transporter. The consciousness that appears would not have to be any exact duplicate. All it would need is to have a memory of having been the consciousness that stepped into the transporter and it and everyone else can say nothing but accept it as the same consciousness. Whether it actually is or not is a question that cannot be answered and doesn't matter, anyway, as I pointed out with the simple dilemma of the consciousness that emerges from sleep.

The physicist's argument that, because the original has to be destroyed, says nothing more about this whole question. I don't think anyone ever doubted that the original form was destroyed in order to go through the transporter. That was the whole friggin point of it.

And physicists don't know jack about consciousness, anyway. Consciousness is not even part of the physical universe, as things stand. Straight physics generally frowns on even the discussion of some notion of "conscious being" or "free will". So ... it really doesn't matter what quantum theory has to say about anything if the conscious mind is not even an element of the physical universe for physicists to examine.

Most physicists would say that consciousness is nothing more than a meaningless emergent property of the neural system and, therefore, there's really nothing to be destroyed ... other than a little bit of irrelevant ego.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 18, 2016 10:14 PM (zc3Db)

260 253 Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 10:12 PM (VdICR)

If the Punisher used a bubble gun and a boxing glove on the end of a circus gun the writers would fete him.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:14 PM (g8Hfr)

261
Question: What was Columbo's first name? He did have one, but it's sort of hidden.

Posted by: publius
------------------
I want to say Franco, but that was a bodybuilder from Ahnold's day.

Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 10:15 PM (BNgss)

262 240
Mrs. Columbo (whom we never see, but the picture that gets built in your mind....)

Ah. I see the trauma has wiped the memory of the spin-off from you mind.

Two words: Kate Mulgrew.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:15 PM (o78gS)

263
I had no idea until recently that Peter Graves (Mission: Impossible, Airplane) was the brother of James Arness (Gunsmoke).

Gunsmoke had an amazing run because Arness was perfect for the role. Many of the episodes are still very good television, some not so much.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:15 PM (SmaR4)

264 Like David Duke endorsing Trump or Graham endorsing Cruz. Yay, thanks for the small favor you idiot.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (o/90i)


I saw a story out of California that the Klan has withdrawn their endorsement of Trump (if indeed they ever gave one, which is not crystal clear), and are now endorsing Hillary. This from the Grand Dragon of the Kalifornia Klan.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:15 PM (/i7Ua)

265 Farmer,
You are tough. So is MH.
My last surgery was an abdominal surgery. I didn't get online for 2 months.
I was on Dilauded(sp?) IV.
I was really sick
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 09:49 PM

Ha,
I know from you experiences you are tough. That Dil... stuff may be a whole different thing.

Thanks for your email about the surgery. I'm still considering it, my fusion would lower in back, like middle, tho I might have a laminectomy in the neck also. Time will tell.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 10:15 PM (o/90i)

266 261: You are so close. So close.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:15 PM (dvuhZ)

267 Right now we're in a race between an amazing future and a new Dark Age, and it's neck and neck.

Posted by: rickl at March 18, 2016 10:00 PM (sdi6R)


I keep thinking that the Hittites were experimenting with making wrought iron right up to the collapse.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 10:15 PM (XQHkt)

268 I was just on a plane yesterday.

Sheesh.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:16 PM (MQEz6)

269 I am a Columbo fiend...

now a blitz item says he was "Frank" Columbo *but* he says "my first name is Lt."

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:17 PM (g8Hfr)

270 There was a funny bit on one Columbo episode. He tracked a witness down to a Catholic soup kitchen for the homeless. When he gets there, the nuns take him for homeless and try to get him a better coat.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 10:17 PM (Nwg0u)

271 One of the best episodes of the Rockford files was when Isaac Hayes was on and kept calling him Rockfish.

If I searched right it was the Hammer of C Block episode.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 10:17 PM (On7rW)

272 WTF kinda name is Shaka Smart?

Fuck that guy.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:17 PM (qUNWi)

273 262: That travesty does not exist. It was a heresy that is not part of Columbo cannon at all. It does not exist and the ones who tried to make it exist should banished from this universe.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:17 PM (dvuhZ)

274 "I was just on a plane yesterday.

Sheesh. "


You almost died, dude. Didn't even know it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:18 PM (x3MHz)

275 273
262: That travesty does not exist. It was a heresy that is not part of Columbo cannon at all.

And yet they slipped them onto the Columbo DVDs.

Additionally, Cannon was another show entirely.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:18 PM (o78gS)

276 Columbo is the best show ever.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:18 PM (qUNWi)

277 Apropos of yoga, here's a dude doing yoga with a kitteh (no, he's not naked, but it's a harmless feel-good video that CDR M can recycle eventually for a Caturday ONT):

http://tinyurl.com/po56vrg

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 18, 2016 10:19 PM (3C9q2)

278 King Rat is one of my favorite movies.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 18, 2016 10:19 PM (MNgU2)

279 270 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 10:17 PM (Nwg0u)


Yup...it had the spinster who eventually ran a museum with Dr Huer from Buck Rogers...

a personal fave is the Great Santini episode wherein Columbo spends 2/3ds the ep trying to lose a godawful green trenchcoat.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:19 PM (g8Hfr)

280 How do you know that the "you" that wakes up is the same "you" that went to sleep?

-
I don't know about that but I'm definitely wearing the same underwear.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 10:20 PM (Nwg0u)

281 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 18, 2016 10:14 PM (zc3Db)

Yup.

You die every time you fall asleep.

Then your brain re-boots.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:20 PM (MQEz6)

282 I used to criticize the transporter in Star Trek. My argument was if you could break people down into energy, then you could store a backup copy of them. There was no reason to ever lose a redshirt. Just restore them from the backup.

They later proved my theory by having Scotty stored in a transported for years.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 18, 2016 10:21 PM (kBIIG)

283 Franco Columbo is a sissyboy.

Posted by: Charles Atlas at March 18, 2016 10:22 PM (Dttnn)

284
274 "I was just on a plane yesterday.

Sheesh. "


You almost died, dude. Didn't even know it.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:18 PM (x3MHz)

Need moar bourbon.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:22 PM (MQEz6)

285 It is indeed "Frank Columbo". In an early episode (look it up on Wiki or IMDB) there is a still shot of some footage where Columbo shows his badge with his ID card in it. It has his signature and it says "Frank Columbo".

Now, whether that was intentional or not, who knows. But they wanted a proper looking ID thingy, and so somebody signed the name Frank on it.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:22 PM (dvuhZ)

286
Who was a better Columbo villain?

Ricardo Montelban?
Hector Elizando?
or Ruth Gordon?

(I'm not including The Prisoner guy because it's too easy.)

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:22 PM (SmaR4)

287 How can you copy energy?

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:22 PM (qUNWi)

288 If all the 3rd world pilots were CDR M, well, they wouldn't be 3rd world now, would they?

That "three wire" in Sarajevo in beyond awesome though. RK said "not worthy" and I'll include myself in that category.

Still, I'm waiting to hear about the subsequent cat-shot takeoff on their departure. *grin*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 18, 2016 10:22 PM (McRlu)

289 282 Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 18, 2016 10:21 PM (kBIIG)


right the show is inversely cool indexed to the amount of "chemical aid" Gene R was on or how big a walking sex toy Rick Berman is being.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:22 PM (g8Hfr)

290 "Columbo is the best show ever."


That may be going a bit far.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:23 PM (x3MHz)

291 282
I used to criticize the transporter in Star Trek. My argument was if
you could break people down into energy, then you could store a backup
copy of them. There was no reason to ever lose a redshirt. Just
restore them from the backup.



They later proved my theory by having Scotty stored in a transported for years.


And there was also that NG episode in which the important folks get youngenized and, after figuring out what happened, they restore them from the backup that was taken that last time they were beamed in from the stardock.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:23 PM (o78gS)

292 "your brain re-boots"

My brain starts up with the Windows 95 logo when it reboots. And then "abort / retry / fail" when I wake up

Like a sucker, I keep choosing "retry"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 18, 2016 10:23 PM (6FqZa)

293 Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:15 PM (SmaR4)

James Arness played the Thing in the original The Thing.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 18, 2016 10:23 PM (MNgU2)

294 Actually you don't really fall asleep.

You're always a little bit awake.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:23 PM (qUNWi)

295 Apropos of yoga, here's a dude doing yoga with a kitteh
Posted by: Basement Cat


Watching a guy do yoga with a cat is only slightly less ghey than male pole dancing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 18, 2016 10:23 PM (A/3fN)

296
How can you copy energy?>>>

Xerox it?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 10:24 PM (On7rW)

297 That may be going a bit far.


Are you challenging me?

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:24 PM (qUNWi)

298
294 Actually you don't really fall asleep.

You're always a little bit awake.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:23 PM (qUNWi)

How so?

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:24 PM (MQEz6)

299 286 Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:22 PM (SmaR4)


I dunno...

George Hamilton and Robert Conrad both pi**ed off Columbo more than the usual perp....

Wife is a Robert Culp is da debbill vote...

Mrs 10077 is a LOT like Columbo...often mentioned seldom seen evidence of...very beloved by the main character involved.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:24 PM (g8Hfr)

300 292
"your brain re-boots"



My brain starts up with the Windows 95 logo when it reboots. And then "abort / retry / fail" when I wake up


I start with 6502 assembler, like RoboCop.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:24 PM (o78gS)

301 >>>WTF kinda name is Shaka Smart?

Fuck that guy.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:17 PM (qUNWi)
<<<




Wastin' away again in Margaritaville.
Searchin' for my lost Shaka Smart.

Posted by: Jimmy Buffet at March 18, 2016 10:24 PM (H9MG5)

302 Cannon was no Columbo, who was no Baretta, who was no Rockford

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 18, 2016 10:25 PM (dBmVV)

303
Funny. The episode of Stargate SG1 when Teal'c's atoms get "stuck" in the wormhole is on right now.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:25 PM (SmaR4)

304 "Need moar bourbon."

I's just funning you. You're chances were like 70/30.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:25 PM (x3MHz)

305 44 go into any strip club nowadays, and probably a quarter of the patrons are women either there with their friends or with their boyfriends.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 09:12 PM

Sigh. Alex Alex Alex. Wasting $$$ in titteh bars when you could be saving up to visit us all out here. That's 3 sets of boobehs right there, along with fun with Grimmy. I am so disappointed.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (k53nK)

306 One of my favorite murderers was Gene Barry. It was the very first pilot episode, '68 or '69. Columbo had short hair. Barry was a fancypants psychiatrist who killed his wife with the help of his young starlet lover.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (dvuhZ)

307 Happy Friday horde!

Hope all is well this fine eve.

*scrolls up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (hlMPp)

308 Charles Atlas? Yeah, a bit light in his loafers.

Posted by: Jack Lelane at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (Dttnn)

309
How so?


Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:24 PM (MQEz6)

You're never really completely "out".

You're always a little bit conscious when you're sleeping.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (qUNWi)

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (qUNWi)

311
James Arness played the Thing in the original The Thing.

Another tidbit:

James Arness was a Republican, which, according to the internets, "disappointed" Lady Bird Johnson because she was a fan of the show.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:27 PM (SmaR4)

312 Right now we're in a race between an amazing future and a new Dark Age, and it's neck and neck.
-----------

Yeah, I'm thinking of doing a spoof on 'Alice in Wonderland', with the characters replaced by the current crop of politicos.

Hillary has the Queen of Hearts role wrapped up. Others, I'm less certain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:27 PM (yddCj)

313 Anyone else remember Pat Summerall would always emphasize the comma in Murder, She Wrote when doing the promo during the football game?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 18, 2016 10:27 PM (MNgU2)

314 "Are you challenging me?"




No, I just think there is space in there for "Riptide" and "Sledge Hammer."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:28 PM (x3MHz)

315 309
How so?


Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:24 PM (MQEz6)

You're never really completely "out".

You're always a little bit conscious when you're sleeping.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (qUNWi)

And yet there is no memory of that. Sure there is brain actvity, but "you" ain't there.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:28 PM (MQEz6)

316 309 eleven,

Let's talk next time big boy...

//The Barrel


Nice save

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:28 PM (g8Hfr)

317 Farmer, then you can have them. I'm doing ok here.
So how is your back doing these days?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 09:52 PM

Here that garret? LOL

I'm doing OK w/ a combo of meds but I'd rather be not be taking so many forever. I suspect another surgery is my future soon.

Need another laminectomy above in my neck and discectomy lower in my mid back. Such is life. But it is worth it to get rid of the constant pain that is draining.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 10:28 PM (o/90i)

318 Jack Lelane wouldn't last two hours in the bush.

Posted by: Johnny Weismuller at March 18, 2016 10:29 PM (Dttnn)

319 So if anyone likes to watch weird shit, I came across a Brit series on Netflix last night called Black Mirror. The first episode, called 'The National Anthem,' still has me feeling uncomfortable even 24hrs later. Highly recommend it if you're into Twilight Zone kinda weirdness that crosses over into 'omg that's effed up' territory.

Posted by: tdpwells at March 18, 2016 10:29 PM (evKax)

320 And then there was Jack Cassidy, who was the guest murderer 3 times I believe. He was something else.

He was married to that Partridge Family women, Shirley Jones. IIIRC, she told a story of Jack just flipping his lid, coming home and finding him sitting naked in a chair and declaring to her he was Jesus Christ.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:29 PM (dvuhZ)

321 286 Who was a better Columbo villain?
Ricardo Montelban?
Hector Elizando?
or Ruth Gordon?
(I'm not including The Prisoner guy because it's too easy.)


There was a good episode in which Martin Landau played twins.

One of my favorites was one in which a smart guy was induced to show how he did it by Columbo making a deliberate error in explaining how he did it. Great way to trap smart guys. I don't remember who played the villain. Don't want to give anything away, but a Magic Marker was involved in the climax.

Posted by: Splunge at March 18, 2016 10:29 PM (iMxBJ)

322 They Said and I Heard are the two biggest liars in town.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 18, 2016 10:29 PM (wN4lJ)

323 You're always a little bit conscious when you're sleeping.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (qUNWi)


Your brain being able to respond to something doesn't mean that you're "conscious". That's what the sub-conscious is for ... and the sub-conscious is what takes care of 99.999995% of what we do, with the last .000005% just being left out so that people can feel good about themselves.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 18, 2016 10:29 PM (zc3Db)

324
There was a good episode in which Martin Landau played twins.

Heh.

And Mr Spock played a surgeon/murderer.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:30 PM (SmaR4)

325 One of my favorite murderers was Gene Barry. It was the very first pilot episode, '68 or '69. Columbo had short hair. Barry was a fancypants psychiatrist who killed his wife with the help of his young starlet lover.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (dvuhZ)


Gene Barry was a classy actor. Starred in Bat Masterson, and Burke's Law, IIRC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:30 PM (/i7Ua)

326 RAM is stored energy. State is maintained in a transistor, which is a series of capacitors. A charged capacitor is a "1" an uncharged one is a "0".

The transported is the 3D equivalent of breaking down a picture into a JPEG and storing it in memory instead of sending it over the internet.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 18, 2016 10:30 PM (kBIIG)

327 >>>Hillary has the Queen of Hearts role wrapped up. Others, I'm less certain.



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:27 PM (yddCj)<<<

I can be the Mad Hatter. And I wear a really classy, classy hat that says "Make AmericaWonderland Great Again". It'll be fantastic. Really great.

Posted by: D. Trump at March 18, 2016 10:30 PM (H9MG5)

328 321 Posted by: Splunge at March 18, 2016 10:29 PM (iMxBJ)


Bye Bye Ski Hi Murder case...

Perp reminds me of Mark Steyn

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:30 PM (g8Hfr)

329 Chi at March 18, 2016 09:16 PM regarding the 300SDL

As an owner of a '73 450SE W116, I don't know much about the 300SDL other than I think they only made it the two years 86 and 87 so junkyard stuff might be a bit tough to come by, the biggest problem I have run into on mine is vacuum related, so many things like door locks and crucial parts of the interior AC system depend on it and tracking down a leak can be a nightmare, also, anything made out of plastic becomes pretty brittle after time on older Benzes. If theres ANY rust, I'd avoid it, extra points if it still has its tool kit and first aid kit. check out this forum posting, it might give a bit of insight as to what starts needing fixing once the car is up into the higher mileages and age. http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1506350-300sdl-250k-repair-list.html

Posted by: bob in houston at March 18, 2016 10:30 PM (b7AU3)

330 As villainous villains go, I would have to place Ruth Gordon on some other list. She was just getting payback against the guy who murdered her daughter.

But, I think Leonard Nimoy deserves special mention. He is the only bad guy I recall Columbo getting visibly mad at. All the others, Columbo seemed to emphasize with, at least on some level. Or, at least if he wanted to fuck with them, it was more about being annoying and playing mind games instead of slamming things around and yelling at them.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 10:30 PM (R+30W)

331 Why do I keep typing transported?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 18, 2016 10:31 PM (kBIIG)

332 And yet there is no memory of that. Sure there is brain actvity, but "you" ain't there.

No..you are always there.

That's why you wake up so quickly. All it takes is a touch or a sound.



Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:31 PM (qUNWi)

333 The best Columbo episode was the killer chess guy one.

Very graphic nasty murder he did.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:31 PM (MQEz6)

334 Rockford's answering machine should be in the Smithsonian. And his Firebird.

Posted by: davidt at March 18, 2016 10:31 PM (8aOqE)

335
One of my favorites was one in which a smart guy was induced to show how he did it by Columbo making a deliberate error in explaining how he did it. Great way to trap smart guys. I don't remember who played the villain. Don't want to give anything away, but a Magic Marker was involved in the climax.

The Russian genius guy? That was the best Columbo ending of all time.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:31 PM (SmaR4)

336 "Jack Lelane wouldn't last two hours in the bush."


Well, he only lived to 92, so,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:32 PM (x3MHz)

337
332 And yet there is no memory of that. Sure there is brain actvity, but "you" ain't there.

No..you are always there.

That's why you wake up so quickly. All it takes is a touch or a sound.



Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:31 PM (qUNWi)

Oh, really. Just what is the minimum time needed to achieve awareness?

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:32 PM (MQEz6)

338 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (dvuhZ)

That was just on the other night. On ME TV, probably, but we just watched it.

Thor is also a Columbo fanboi. Big time.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 10:33 PM (q1FtT)

339 Well, the shit it hitting the fan in Salt Lake City at a Trump rally. "Protesters" tried to crash the doors and are throwing rocks at police.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 10:33 PM (GgxVX)

340
She was just getting payback against the guy who murdered her daughter.


Yes but she played the character flawlessly. A great episode. At the end, everyone felt bad for her.

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 10:33 PM (SmaR4)

341 I'm thinking of doing a spoof on 'Alice in Wonderland', with the characters replaced by the current crop of politicos.

Hillary has the Queen of Hearts role wrapped up. Others, I'm less certain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:27 PM (yddCj)
------------------------

The Mad Hatter - Donald Trump
Tweedledum and Tweedledee - the GOPe
Alice - the voters

Posted by: iforgot at March 18, 2016 10:33 PM (5o5ek)

342 "So, when exactly did the Columbo villain flame war start Grandpa?"

March 18, 2016 son....March 18 2106.

*always nice to witness history

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 10:33 PM (hlMPp)

343 Peter Falk got dementia/Alzheimers there at the last, lost his mind and even got a little violent from what I've read. They say at the end, he didn't even remember who Columbo was.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:33 PM (dvuhZ)

344 FlyDubai flight FZ981 has gone down over Russia, cause unknown at this time. No indications of bad weather in the area at the time.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 18, 2016 10:33 PM (GUBah)

345 328 Bye Bye Ski Hi Murder case...
Perp reminds me of Mark Steyn
Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 10:30 PM (g8Hfr)


I think that was it. He was one of those "King Actors." This is from Orson Welles, on The Tonight Show. He was explaining that some actors are called "King Actors." It doesn't mean they're any better than other actors, just that they must play the King. Of course he was one of them.

Posted by: Splunge at March 18, 2016 10:34 PM (iMxBJ)

346 "Well, the shit it hitting the fan in Salt Lake City at a Trump rally. "Protesters" tried to crash the doors and are throwing rocks at police."

Damn Mormons

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 18, 2016 10:34 PM (kBIIG)

347 I can be the Mad Hatter. And I wear a really classy, classy hat that says "Make AmericaWonderland Great Again". It'll be fantastic. Really great.
Posted by: D. Trump
-------------

Well, yeah. I see your point, but right now Bernie is a front-runner for that role.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:34 PM (yddCj)

348 324


There was a good episode in which Martin Landau played twins.



Heh.



And Mr Spock played a surgeon/murderer.


And Robbie the Robot provided an alibi for Jose Ferrer.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:34 PM (o78gS)

349 Monk was a pretty good detective show. Even so I liked him better as Antonio on the sitcom Wings.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 18, 2016 10:35 PM (MNgU2)

350 The Columbo chess episode was concurrent with Fischer/Spassky.

Posted by: davidt at March 18, 2016 10:35 PM (8aOqE)

351 >>>That's 3 sets of boobehs right there, along with fun with Grimmy. I am so disappointed.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (k53nK)

one of these things
is not like the others
one of these things
just doesn't belong

Posted by: DC in River City at March 18, 2016 10:35 PM (e+1S5)

352 "*always nice to witness history"

eleven started it and he's an old bastard. I just merely responded.

I only saw it in re-runs.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:35 PM (x3MHz)

353 Cruz = The Cheshire Cat

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2016 10:36 PM (R+30W)

354 Rockford's answering machine should be in the Smithsonian. And his Firebird.

-
That Firebird was totalled about 50 times. With his insurance rates, no wonder he had to live in a trailer parked in a restaurant parking lot.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 10:36 PM (Nwg0u)

355 No..you are always there.

That's a bold claim to make when no one on Earth can actually define what that "you" is.

That's why you wake up so quickly. All it takes is a touch or a sound.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:31 PM (qUNWi)


Someone wakes up but to claim that YOU know that it's "you" is more than a bit of a stretch. You are confusing brain function and the concept of the conscious self, which are very different. One affords itself of examination and testing and the other totally defies any sort of categorization, at all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 18, 2016 10:36 PM (zc3Db)

356 FlyDubai flight FZ981 has gone down over Russia, cause unknown at this time. No indications of bad weather in the area at the time.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 18, 2016 10:33 PM (GUBah)


FlyDubai? Oh my! Goodbye.

Posted by: George Takei at March 18, 2016 10:36 PM (/i7Ua)

357 Oh, really. Just what is the minimum time needed to achieve awareness?

I'm not just making this up. It's a thing. You are always a little bit conscious when you're sleeping.

That's why you dream about peeing when you have to pee.

You can hear and smell and everything.

I don't know what the minimum time to awareness is.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:36 PM (qUNWi)

358
346 "Well, the shit it hitting the fan in Salt Lake City at a Trump rally. "Protesters" tried to crash the doors and are throwing rocks at police."

Damn Mormons
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 18, 2016 10:34 PM (kBIIG)

Lutheran infiltrators.

Sneaky little fucks like the midget in Bad Santa.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:37 PM (MQEz6)

359 Thor says Donald Pleasance (sp?) should be in the running. (Winery owner.)

My vote is Montelban. That was a great episode.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 10:37 PM (q1FtT)

360 338
That was just on the other night. On ME TV, probably, but we just watched it.



Thor is also a Columbo fanboi. Big time.


There's one on MeTV every Sunday night. I always watch the last 40 minutes or so after Father Brown on my PBS station.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:37 PM (o78gS)

361 I'm kinda thinking Christie and Huckabee as Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:37 PM (yddCj)

362 "They say at the end, he didn't even remember who Columbo was. "


That's dementia.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:37 PM (x3MHz)

363 Cheshire Cat as the media?

Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 10:38 PM (RXfvh)

364 "Well, the shit it hitting the fan in Salt Lake City at a Trump rally. "Protesters" tried to crash the doors and are throwing rocks at police."
------------

They are protesting 'the Fascists', right?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:38 PM (yddCj)

365 Kasich the white king?

And what role for Rand Paul?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 10:38 PM (XQHkt)

366 357 Oh, really. Just what is the minimum time needed to achieve awareness?

I'm not just making this up. It's a thing. You are always a little bit conscious when you're sleeping.

That's why you dream about peeing when you have to pee.

You can hear and smell and everything.

I don't know what the minimum time to awareness is.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:36 PM (qUNWi)

Maybe, or it could be the dream version of you is dreaming about peeing. Then you wake up and remember dreaming about peeing but it is not your memory you just think it is.

Posted by: eman at March 18, 2016 10:39 PM (MQEz6)

367 @243 Isn't Romania one of the few euros that actually likes the US?
-----------------

They're an Eastern European nation, so they appreciate the US more than some of the other European nations do. They're also a non-Slavic nation surrounded by Slavs, that's dangerously close to the "Slavic Big Brother" - i.e. Russia. And they have a long-standing border dispute with neighboring Hungary (the dispute is officially "over", but Romania "won" it at the end of WW2, which means that it controls territory that Hungarian nationalists probably want). So it pays to be friends with the world's only superpower.

The country sent troops to Iraq.

Ceasescu, the Romanian dictator under Communism, was particularly brutal. AFAIK, he's the only Eastern European leader who was shot by a firing squad (along with his wife). But my understanding is that Not-Communists-In-Name-Only won the subsequent elections, and it took a while for non-communist leadership to get control of the government. It's one of the poorer countries in Europe, despite the fact that it has a large population for Europe (the big western European countries still have much larger populations), and an article I read a little while ago joked about how all of the "Syrian" refugees were going around the country because the country was so poor. Romania joined NATO in 2004, and while its military expenditures as a percentage of GDP put it squarely in the middle of the pack as far as NATO is concerned, the total outlay in US dollars against other members of the organization is quite low.

Neighbors include Hungary, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Moldova. The latter was a part of Romania until the Soviets demanded it (or else) from Romania prior to the latter's entry into World War 2. As one might expect, the two countries appear to be close. Romania's most famous historical figure (some guy named Vlad) really didn't get along well with the Turks. But these days, the Turks would first need to get through Bulgaria in order to pick a fight with Romania.

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 10:39 PM (fgd5X)

368 And what role for Rand Paul?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 10:38 PM (XQHkt)


The Dormouse?

Posted by: George Takei at March 18, 2016 10:39 PM (/i7Ua)

369 Perhaps Bernie as the white rabbit.


Jeb can be the Dormouse.

Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 10:39 PM (RXfvh)

370 351 one of these things
is not like the others
one of these things
just doesn't belong
Posted by: DC in River City at March 18, 2016 10:35 PM

Right, like him being the booze & BBQ master brings nothing to the table. And way to diss a brother like that!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:39 PM (k53nK)

371 Was Ray Milland in Columbo? I remember a wonderful episode in which Columbo explains to the murderer that he had suspected him from the start, because they shared a particular habit which left a certain trace at the scene. Maybe it wasn't Ray Milland, but my memory thinks it was at least someone sort of like him.

Posted by: Splunge at March 18, 2016 10:39 PM (iMxBJ)

372 352 "*always nice to witness history"

eleven started it and he's an old bastard. I just merely responded.

I only saw it in re-runs.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:35 PM (x3MHz)

So 'eleven' started the Reichstag fire as well?

*let me state that I'm kidding.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 10:40 PM (hlMPp)

373 I think MeTV has just reset the Columbo reruns at 8PM Sun, and started out with that Gene Barry Pilot. I watched it too.

I can watch them over and over again, unless there's too short of an interlude between seeing them.

MeTV has run Burke's Law with Gene Barry, and will probably run it again soon. That is pretty good. Also, Honey West, with Anne Francis (hubba-hubba). They only made one season of Honey, though. The character was introduced in a Burke's Law episode.

Due the Man from UNCLE craze, they switched Barry's character to a secret agent and let him to James Bond stuff. It didn't last. MeTV usually runs them after a Burke's Law run. Not too bad, but it didn't catch fire.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:40 PM (dvuhZ)

374 Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:37 PM (o78gS)

Yes, yes there is. And he watches it like clockwork, even though he's got every episode on DVD.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 10:40 PM (q1FtT)

375 326
RAM is stored energy. State is maintained in a transistor, which is a
series of capacitors. A charged capacitor is a "1" an uncharged one is a
"0".



The transported is the 3D equivalent of breaking down a picture into
a JPEG and storing it in memory instead of sending it over the
internet.


It was more impressive when Willy Wonka did it with chocolate.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:40 PM (o78gS)

376 Dondi as Humpty Dumpty.

Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 10:41 PM (RXfvh)

377 Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Your 78 had foam?? crap, I think I've got the rubberized horse hair stuff! I'm the second owner on mine, California car from the last year without all the really crappy emissions yet with the cool looking skinny chrome bumpers, and with a grand total of 71k miles on the clock!

Posted by: bob in houston at March 18, 2016 10:41 PM (b7AU3)

378 My dad loved Columbo and the Rockford Files. The only thing I can remember of the Rockford Files is the theme song. The show is a year older than I am.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 10:41 PM (GgxVX)

379 Ah, I scrolled up and saw CDR M already posted any the flight that crashed. METOC shows 4mi visibility at the crash area, with the cloud base at 10k AGL.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 18, 2016 10:41 PM (GUBah)

380 374
Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:37 PM (o78gS)



Yes, yes there is. And he watches it like clockwork, even though he's got every episode on DVD.


Me, too, except for one of the Season 10 DVDs, which was unreadable.

Must see if I can get NetFlix to send me that one one of these days.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:41 PM (o78gS)

381
Maybe, or it could be the dream version of you is dreaming about peeing. Then you wake up and remember dreaming about peeing but it is not your memory you just think it is.


Now you're just taking the piss.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:41 PM (qUNWi)

382 Liberalism has changed.
Remember when it was all, "I want to teach the world to sing (Coca Cola),
and now it is all, "I want to teach the world to sing (Horst Wessel)"

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 10:42 PM (XQHkt)

383 The NBC Mystery Movie, Thursday nights. Columbo, Banacek, McCloud, Hec Ramsey.

Posted by: davidt at March 18, 2016 10:42 PM (8aOqE)

384 And again, I'll pimp 'Hap and Leonard'. Watching the 3rd episode now. Pretty good show.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 10:42 PM (hlMPp)

385 Neighbors include Hungary, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Moldova. The latter was a part of Romania until the Soviets demanded it (or else) from Romania prior to the latter's entry into World War 2. As one might expect, the two countries appear to be close. Romania's most famous historical figure (some guy named Vlad) really didn't get along well with the Turks. But these days, the Turks would first need to get through Bulgaria in order to pick a fight with Romania.

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 10:39 PM (fgd5X)


My understanding is that Romanians are ethnically Slavs, but speak a Romance language because their land was long an eastern outpost of the Roman Empire.

Posted by: George Takei at March 18, 2016 10:42 PM (/i7Ua)

386 294 Actually you don't really fall asleep.

You're always a little bit awake.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:23 PM (qUNWi)



Porpoises sleep each half of their brains separately.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 10:42 PM (EzgxV)

387 "And what role for Rand Paul?

Cucklold. He is perfect for the role.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:42 PM (x3MHz)

388 Bebe, are you still around?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 10:43 PM (fC9RO)

389 378 My dad loved Columbo and the Rockford Files. The only thing I can remember of the Rockford Files is the theme song. The show is a year older than I am.
Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 10:41 PM (GgxVX)


That's all I can remember from The Rockford Files too, and I must have watched 50 of them. The appeal of the show was more about hanging out with Jim, and enjoying the atmosphere, than anything about the plot. Sort of like the Nero Wolfe novels.

Posted by: Splunge at March 18, 2016 10:43 PM (iMxBJ)

390 They are protesting 'the Fascists', right?

Yes, they definitely left the irony on back at the hotel.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 10:43 PM (GgxVX)

391 343 Peter Falk got dementia/Alzheimers there at the last, lost his mind and even got a little violent from what I've read. They say at the end, he didn't even remember who Columbo was.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:33 PM (dvuhZ)


Hope he remembered who Buttercup and Westley were.

Posted by: Miracle Max at March 18, 2016 10:43 PM (1JnAL)

392 really good article via powerline "every top candidate is hitler" by daniel greenfield recapping 60 some years of democrats throwing that at republicans and why. worth reading.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 18, 2016 10:43 PM (WTSFk)

393 Hmm. Had a dream while taking a nap this afternoon. In the dream I had a conversation with a girl who died a long time ago. We weren't close, but I always liked her. I haven't even thought of her in a very long time. Decades.

Weird stuff turns up in dreams.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:44 PM (yddCj)

394 Ah, but who is the Duchess (with the pepper and the screaming baby who turns into a pig)?

Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 10:44 PM (RXfvh)

395 @282 They later proved my theory by having Scotty stored in a transported for years.
-----------------------

And duplicating Riker.

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 10:44 PM (fgd5X)

396 371
Was Ray Milland in Columbo? I remember a wonderful episode in which
Columbo explains to the murderer that he had suspected him from the
start, because they shared a particular habit which left a certain trace
at the scene. Maybe it wasn't Ray Milland, but my memory thinks it was
at least someone sort of like him.

Posted by: Splunge at March 18, 2016 10:39 PM (iMxBJ)

The match from lighting a cigar.

Posted by: davidt at March 18, 2016 10:44 PM (8aOqE)

397 383
The NBC Mystery Movie, Thursday nights. Columbo, Banacek, McCloud, Hec Ramsey.

Dad was a cop. He called them "training films". He was particularly partial to McCloud and Columbo.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 18, 2016 10:45 PM (o78gS)

398 Off, fabulous sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:45 PM (/i7Ua)

399 396 The match from lighting a cigar.
Posted by: davidt at March 18, 2016 10:44 PM (8aOqE)


Exactly.

Posted by: Splunge at March 18, 2016 10:45 PM (iMxBJ)

400 oh, the other reason i'm posting something is i wanted to point out that one of the reasons i like my pseudonym is because it has a sound effect.

* clang *

[and the asterisks are representations of the clang sound - pretty neat!]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 18, 2016 10:45 PM (WTSFk)

401 388 Bebe, are you still around?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 10:43 PM (fC9RO)

Yup watching Sleepy Hollow

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:46 PM (k53nK)

402 And again, I'll pimp 'Hap and Leonard'. Watching the 3rd episode now. Pretty good show.>>>

I've been watching it too. I'm a little scared the hippy shit will go too far.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 10:46 PM (On7rW)

403 Also in the lineup somewhere, which MeTV regularly runs, is MacMillan and Wife. That was damn good, even now knowing ol' Rock Hudson was a flaming poofter.

He and Susan Saint James had chemistry. I mean *chemistry*. The two of them together was just great. She got greedy at the last and demanded more money, so they killed her off. Ran just one more season as "MacMillan" and it didn't last. It was no good without her.

Also, whatshername, Rhoda's mother, was their housekeeper. Nancy Walker, that's it. She was a hoot, and she and Rock had their own sort of anti-chemistry.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:46 PM (dvuhZ)

404 Good night all.

CRD M, welcome back. The exchange rate here is 1:1.

Misanthropic Humanitarian, glad to here things went so well. Recover fully and thank your nurses.

Work those Plan Bs.

We may need them.

And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

405 I did not start the Reichstag fire.

I'm relatively certain.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:46 PM (qUNWi)

406 Rockford had some great dialogue. He catches Angel pulling some con and Angel excuses himself saying, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Rockford says, "The answer to that question is supposed to be 'yes'."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 10:47 PM (Nwg0u)

407 382
Liberalism has changed.
Remember when it was all, "I want to teach the world to sing (Coca Cola),
and now it is all, "I want to teach the world to sing (Horst Wessel)"


Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 10:42 PM (XQHkt)


As near as I can tell, Liberalism went completely insane when Kennedy was assassinated. That's pretty much the point of demarcation, from when they went to being strong-talking patriots like Kennedy who wanted to export American values to the whole world, to the pathological "blame America first" crowd. They ended up condemning a "climate of hate" for his death, and blaming all of Western culture for it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 18, 2016 10:47 PM (HalrA)

408 Yup watching Sleepy Hollow
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:46 PM (k53nK)


"Dear Alexander,

Upon recommendation of the faculty, I am pleased to inform you that you have been admitted to graduate study at San Diego State University for the Fall 2016 semester. On behalf of the faculty, students and staff, I welcome you to the University and express our shared hope that your studies here will be both productive and rewarding."

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 10:47 PM (fC9RO)

409 Hec Ramsey? WTF?

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:47 PM (qUNWi)

410 So, who tucked Ace in?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 18, 2016 10:47 PM (iQIUe)

411 Sigh. Alex Alex Alex. Wasting $$$ in titteh bars when you could be saving up to visit us all out here. That's 3 sets of boobehs right there, along with fun with Grimmy. I am so disappointed.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (k53nK)

So where is "here?" I'm game for a triple shot of glandular glory.

Posted by: Blano at March 18, 2016 10:48 PM (3eoPa)

412 ... that was an article called "every gop candidate is hitler" worth reading via power line, not "every top candidate is hitler"... damn spelchek.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 18, 2016 10:48 PM (WTSFk)

413 Ray Milland had a greenhouse or some shit.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:48 PM (qUNWi)

414 I did not start the Reichstag fire.

-
It been burning since the world's been turning.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 10:48 PM (Nwg0u)

415 I guess I better go to bed or certain people will be kicking me in the balls hard real fast.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:48 PM (x3MHz)

416 Wasn't Ray Milland, I don't think.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 10:49 PM (q1FtT)

417 The Chicago Trump protest video featuring Ayers makes it much easier to pull the lever.

They hate him but if you ask why they don't have an answer.

I hate them and can run down a list of why I hate them.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 10:49 PM (hlMPp)

418 I think it was Ferrer with the cigars and robot.

Posted by: davidt at March 18, 2016 10:49 PM (8aOqE)

419 Alex, nice!

Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 10:49 PM (RXfvh)

420 So, who tucked Ace in?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 18, 2016 10:47 PM (iQIUe)


I suspect he tucks himself in, on those occasions that he doesn't feel like waggling it all about.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 10:49 PM (XQHkt)

421 YAY!!!!!! You going to accept the slot?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:50 PM (k53nK)

422 Woohoo, Alex!

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 10:50 PM (GgxVX)

423 Hey Alex, congratulations!

Posted by: Country Singer at March 18, 2016 10:50 PM (GUBah)

424 I think McCloud was loosely based on an old Clint movie, Coogan's Bluff.

Posted by: davidt at March 18, 2016 10:51 PM (8aOqE)

425 We always tuck ourselves in.

Posted by: Trannys everywhere at March 18, 2016 10:51 PM (dvuhZ)

426 WOOOHOOOOOO, San Diego Alex!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 10:52 PM (q1FtT)

427 411 So where is "here?" I'm game for a triple shot of glandular glory.
Posted by: Blano at March 18, 2016 10:48 PM (

So Cal. But you have to be vetted by Grim. One in about 30 that got that far passed muster. So basically, not happening.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:52 PM (k53nK)

428 Hasta...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 18, 2016 10:53 PM (x3MHz)

429 Congrats, Alex!

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 10:53 PM (fgd5X)

430 We haz smart peoples in this blog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:53 PM (oFSUK)

431 @427 So Cal.
--------------------------

There needs to be a SoCal moron meet-up one of these days...

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 10:53 PM (fgd5X)

432 I've been watching it too. I'm a little scared the hippy shit will go too far.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 10:46 PM (On7rW)

Yeah, highs and lows.

Example - I thought the gay black man (no spoilers) was going to support Reagan. Then it just turned out he was talking about acting.

Still gonna watch because as much as they try they can't conceal Hendrick's ta-tas.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 10:54 PM (hlMPp)

433 Sigh. Alex Alex Alex. Wasting $$$ in titteh bars when you could be saving up to visit us all out here. That's 3 sets of boobehs right there, along with fun with Grimmy. I am so disappointed.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM (k53nK)


I pretty much only go to titty bars when I'm in Portland visiting family.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 10:54 PM (fC9RO)

434 Ray Milland had a greenhouse or some shit.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 10:48 PM (qUNWi)


I seem to remember Ray Milland in a sci-fi movie, wherein he played a space alien infiltrating Earth. He drove a '53 Studebaker coupe, and there was quite a long car chase in the movie.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:54 PM (/i7Ua)

435 I pretty much only go to titty bars when I'm in Portland visiting family.

For the prime rib, of course.

Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 10:55 PM (GgxVX)

436 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:27 PM (yddCj)

Bernie for the March Hare? He's nutty enough, and I think there's a resemblance. Rand Paul could be the caterpillar. Somehow "Aqua Buddha" and smoking a hookah go together in my brain. Kasich as the White Rabbit.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 18, 2016 10:56 PM (GDulk)

437 Hec Ramsey? WTF?

-
Richard Boone had a face armies had retreated over. I watched an old cavalry and Indians Native Americans movie, The Thunder of Drums, with him as a grizzled, bitter captain passed over for promotion and stationed in Buttfuck AZ trying to whip young, arrogant Lieutenant George Hamilton into shape.

I read his Wiki entry. He was a gunner on Avengers during WWII, the big one.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 10:56 PM (Nwg0u)

438 431 @427 So Cal.
--------------------------

There needs to be a SoCal moron meet-up one of these days...

Posted by: junior at March 18, 2016 10:53 PM (fgd5X)



It's easy to arrange moron meetups in SoCal. Everyone's already used to driving two hours for trivial reasons.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 10:56 PM (EzgxV)

439 For the prime rib, of course.>>>

Yeah I had a pretty dam prime rib didn't I.

Posted by: Adam at March 18, 2016 10:57 PM (On7rW)

440 Robert Vaughn also played the murderer, twice I believe. There was one "Commodore" something, where his father-in-law, the Commodore, was murderded. You thought was Robert Vaughn was the murderer, as did Columbo, but he wasn't. That was the only one, I think, where the audience didn't know who the murderer was until the end.

Rather than "Who done it", Columbo was usually "How he catch him?". That was the one exception.

And Robert Vaughn was the murderer in another nautical themed one, on a cruise ship, where Columbo was vacationing. Mrs. Columbo was supposed to be there on the ship with him, but we always just missed her.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:57 PM (dvuhZ)

441 Miss Lindsay looks like the Cheshire Cat

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 10:57 PM (q1FtT)

442 Uggggh
So I'm finally watch the lord of the rings
Hours after hours of stupid shit

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 10:57 PM (3vfZn)

443 I remember Ray Milland in something called "The Man With The X-Ray Eyes." Not exactly your first-run movie, but the final scene has stuck with me -- Milland stumbling into a revival tent, the preacher yelling about how if his eye offends him, "pluck it out," then the cheesy special effects version of what happened after he did exactly that.

Posted by: Splunge at March 18, 2016 10:58 PM (iMxBJ)

444 One of my favorite murderers was Gene Barry. It was the very first pilot episode, '68 or '69. Columbo had short hair. Barry was a fancypants psychiatrist who killed his wife with the help of his young starlet lover.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:26 PM

You are dating yourself. Seldom watched "Columbo" but I did sometimes.

I'm 60, I'm guessing you are 58.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 10:58 PM (o/90i)

445 YAY!!!!!! You going to accept the slot?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:50 PM (k53nK)


We'll see. I'm waiting for the answer from another school and then I have to talk to my company about work opportunities.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 10:58 PM (fC9RO)

446 Miss Lindsay looks like the Cheshire Cat

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 10:57 PM (q1FtT)


And John Boehner as the Mock Turtle?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:58 PM (/i7Ua)

447 I seem to remember Ray Milland in a sci-fi movie, wherein he played a space alien infiltrating Earth. He drove a '53 Studebaker coupe, and there was quite a long car chase in the movie.

-
Ray Milland starred in the greatest syfy movie of all time, The Man With the X-Ray Eyes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 10:59 PM (Nwg0u)

448 444: Subtract 10, soon to be 9 years from that. I was but a babe when that pilot episode ran. I vaguely remember the folks watching in the early to mid-70s. But all I know, I know from the reruns.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:59 PM (dvuhZ)

449 For the prime rib, of course.
Posted by: no good deed at March 18, 2016 10:55 PM (GgxVX)


And the naked redheads.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 10:59 PM (fC9RO)

450 So Cal. But you have to be vetted by Grim. One in about 30 that got that far passed muster. So basically, not happening.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:52 PM (k53nK)

Bah, California, those boobehs better be nice for me to have to go there. They're on my boycott list.

What kind of vetting process?

And who the hell is Grim?

Posted by: Blano at March 18, 2016 11:00 PM (3eoPa)

451 Well, that was odd.
As I was typing a response to Jim at 256, phone rang.
It was Miss Kathy telling me to just keep the Benz and "we'll work something out. You've been working it off, anyway."

So, I guess I can say I own a Mercedes now. Anyone have any Grey Poupon?

FWIW, I have been doing some real work for her lately. Jacking up the house, replacing rotten mud sill & joists, etc.
Tomorrow, I'll be under the house replacing a 70 year-old cast iron trap & 20 feet of pipe so her tub will drain normally.

Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 11:01 PM (BNgss)

452 So I got a PM/IM from Oleg Volk when I woke up this morning.

Thought he wanted to shoot me.

Sadly, my modeling career has been put on hold.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 11:01 PM (hlMPp)

453 Knew a redhead in a local kitty kat bar who did a particular thing with a silk scarf. Always an attention getter.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (pUDQf)

454 Cankles - Queen of Hearts (easy)
Trump - Mad Hatter
Bernie - March Hare (also crazy!)
Tweedledum and Tweedledee - Carson and Christie (just standing with Trump saying weird things)
Kashit - White Rabbit (spastic)
Rand - Caterpillar (often angry, loves him some hookah)
Jeb - Dormouse (low energy)
Cruz - Cheshire Cat (was often made invisible by the MFM even though he was running 2nd)
Dondi - Dodo
Alice - Megyn Kelly (blonde, tries to make her self a main character)

Posted by: Alice in Primary Land at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (H9MG5)

455 A great show on Me TV is the Rifleman. Guaranteed dead bad guy every episode.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (On7rW)

456 THE MAN WITH THE XRAY EYES.

Creepiest movie of my youth.

On TV. I'm only 51 people.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (qUNWi)

457 You had cow dung, bananaDream? Lucky dog!

We ate dirt!

Posted by: PJ at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (cHuNI)

458 Happy-ish Friday Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Holiday Critic ... at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (AoK0a)

459 In that Robert Vaughn Commodore whatever episode, another actress, and I'm too lazy to look her up, she's still going, played the drunk wife of Robert Vaughn and the daughter of the Commodore.

She did an absolute great job of playing a drunken, spoiled, rich man's daughter. She was three sheets in the wind most of the time, and she just did an hilariously good job of playing that part.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (dvuhZ)

460
*scribbles 'Alice' role suggestions down*

All good, all good.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (oFSUK)

461 >>>And John Boehner as the Mock Turtle?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:58 PM (/i7Ua)<<<
Ahem?!

Posted by: Bitch McConnell at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (H9MG5)

462 Brazil is in convulsions: The previous president, Lula da Silva, is under investigation for having to do with a lot of things, including corruption involving the Brazilian state oil company Petrobras.
The current president of Brazil, Dilma Roussef appointed him chief of staff in an apparent move to protect him from prosecution.


Apparently when Lula was in the opposition he made the statement "When a rich man steals they name him minister"

How does one say "Schadenfreude" in Portuguese?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/grczb7z


Lula's appointment lasted for 20 minutes

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z42th9u

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 11:03 PM (XQHkt)

463 And John Boehner as the Mock Turtle?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:58 PM (/i7Ua)

Could be, could be.

Or perhaps the Jabberwocky. He looks as though he'd makes nests under sun-dials and lives on cheese.

We need Frumious Bandersnatch to weigh in on this...

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 11:03 PM (q1FtT)

464 I'm only 51 people.

Hot Damn. & I thought I had it bad as 17 people ...

Posted by: Sybil ... at March 18, 2016 11:04 PM (AoK0a)

465
442 Uggggh
So I'm finally watch the lord of the rings
Hours after hours of stupid shit

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 10:57 PM (3vfZn)

Watch The Hobbit trilogy. Much much better.













*F with my LotR

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 11:04 PM (hlMPp)

466
446 Miss Lindsay looks like the Cheshire Cat

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 10:57 PM (q1FtT)


And John Boehner as the Mock Turtle?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:58 PM (/i7Ua)



How could you have anyone but Mitch McConnell as the Mock Turtle??!?! "Beautiful Soup -- so rich, so green -- / Waiting in a hot tureen. / Who for such dainties would not stoop? / Soup of the evening, / Beautiful Soup."
"

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 11:04 PM (EzgxV)

467 Posted by: Alice in Primary Land at March 18, 2016 11:02 PM (H9MG5)

Interesting, you remembered way more characters than I did, but we agree on casting for those I *did* remember.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 18, 2016 11:05 PM (GDulk)

468 445 We'll see. I'm waiting for the answer from another school and then I have to talk to my company about work opportunities.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 10:58 PM

Ahh, ok. Did you get the house sold?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:05 PM (k53nK)

469 And John Boehner as the Mock Turtle?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 10:58 PM (/i7Ua)


NEVER! Boehner is the Carpenter and McConnel is the Walrus.
And he cries for the oysters he destroys.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 11:05 PM (XQHkt)

470
464 I'm only 51 people.

Hot Damn. & I thought I had it bad as 17 people ...
Posted by: Sybil ... at March 18, 2016 11:04 PM (AoK0a)

THIS^^^. Is why the horde is smart as hell and nuts at the same time.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 11:06 PM (hlMPp)

471 Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 11:05 PM (XQHkt)

That is amazingly perfect.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 18, 2016 11:06 PM (GDulk)

472 Thanks for the laughs, Horde. I'm out.

Next week is wall-to-wall Easter gigs and Opera rehearsals. Busy, but lucrative, time of year for musicians.

/re-engages lurk drive

Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (RXfvh)

473 Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 11:03 PM (XQHk

Brazil
Argentina
Venezuela
Convulsing basket cases

How long before we imitates?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (jE7yN)

474 NEVER! Boehner is the Carpenter and McConnel is the Walrus.
And he cries for the oysters he destroys.


WHO WAS EGGMAN???

Posted by: The Ruttles ... at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (AoK0a)

475 Thank god it's over
I feel sorry for the dolts who paid to see the lord of the rings

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (3vfZn)

476 FWIW, I have been doing some real work for her lately. Jacking up the house, replacing rotten mud sill joists, etc.

Tomorrow, I'll be under the house replacing a 70 year-old cast iron trap 20 feet of pipe so her tub will drain normally.>>>

I'm gonna guess at the rate you are charging her for the work described. She is getting a great deal even with throwing the old Benz in on top. Hell a trustworthy guy working for my mother would have been priceless if she didn't have sons to do it.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (On7rW)

477 450 So Cal. But you have to be vetted by Grim. One in about 30 that got that far passed muster. So basically, not happening.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 10:52 PM (k53nK)

Bah, California, those boobehs better be nice for me to have to go there. They're on my boycott list.

What kind of vetting process?

And who the hell is Grim?

Posted by: Blano at March 18, 2016 11:00 PM (3eoPa)



Grim is the fine US Marine who Gushka enchanted and lured away to agriculture. The vetting process is whatever he wants it to be.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (EzgxV)

478 449 And the naked redheads.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 10:59 PM

You got me there. I ain't getting nekkid.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (k53nK)

479 There's something happening here.
What it is ain't exactly clear.
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me that I've got to beware.

Everything old is new again.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 11:08 PM (Nwg0u)

480 Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (RXfvh)

If you happen to see this, how are you liking your new city?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 11:08 PM (q1FtT)

481 465. I can do that
The first two are free on TWC

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:09 PM (3vfZn)

482 Ahh, ok. Did you get the house sold?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:05 PM (k53nK)


We close at the end of the month, barring any last minute surprises.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 11:09 PM (fC9RO)

483 >>Sadly, my modeling career has been put on hold.

RWC I lost my knee modeling career in 1986
The back modeling career today

Maybe we can do shoes DSW uses shoe models

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:09 PM (jE7yN)

484 You got me there. I ain't getting nekkid.

I've got 2 bandaids and a tissue you can borrow ...

Posted by: Adriane the Generous Critic ... at March 18, 2016 11:11 PM (AoK0a)

485 Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (3vfZn)

Just cause you don't like something doesn't make those who do dolts.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:11 PM (pUDQf)

486 478. . I ain't getting nekkid

And now we know why there is no nckV2

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:11 PM (3vfZn)

487 407 382
Liberalism has changed.
Remember when it was all, "I want to teach the world to sing (Coca Cola),
and now it is all, "I want to teach the world to sing (Horst Wessel)"


Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 10:42 PM (XQHkt)


As near as I can tell, Liberalism went completely insane when Kennedy was assassinated. That's pretty much the point of demarcation, from when they went to being strong-talking patriots like Kennedy who wanted to export American values to the whole world, to the pathological "blame America first" crowd. They ended up condemning a "climate of hate" for his death, and blaming all of Western culture for it.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 18, 2016 10:47 PM (HalrA)



Nah, they have been shitheels since before that.

The Democrat Party's 1864 Platform called for ending the Civil War and negotiating a peace.

Eugene Debs led the opposition to the US entering WWI, and some WWIers spent the time between the World Wars speaking out against the "war profiteers". Sound familiar?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 18, 2016 11:11 PM (1JnAL)

488 450 California, those boobehs better be nice for me to have to go there. And who the hell is Grim?
Posted by: Blano at March 18, 2016 11:00 PM (

Ummmm, yeah. Seriously? DC, Alex, NCJ, you guys want to put this guy some knowledge?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:12 PM (k53nK)

489 When you got boobs destroy in your name tour gettin nekkid.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:12 PM (qUNWi)

490 485. I'm a Bears and Jay Culter fan
As king of the dolts I know my people

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:12 PM (3vfZn)

491 Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:12 PM (3vfZn)

Browns fans are dolts. Bears fans are sadomasochists.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:14 PM (pUDQf)

492 California, those boobehs better be nice for me to have to go there. And who the hell is Grim?
Posted by: Blano at March 18, 2016 11:00 PM (



Dude.

Just... dude.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 11:14 PM (q1FtT)

493 488. Grim is a legend above mere mortals to understand
How is he anyway...I hope great

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:14 PM (3vfZn)

494 Coothie! Adriane! Polli! Ms Tammy! Now where are Eris & SMFH?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:15 PM (k53nK)

495 Chi, congrats on your Benz!

No doubt you have, and will continue to earn it. And I highly admire the manner in which you are so doing.

Follow those Benz forum links that Bob in Houston gave you, do your homework and soldier on.

Oh, first thing, whether you think it needs or not. New fluids, stem to stern.

Do NOT though, "flush" the tranny. Drain, clean the screen, reassemble and refill. Under no circumstances should you flush a vintage tranny. All you're doing is knocking off varnished fluid which has formed around various gaskets and O rings. Lose that, and the leaks and failures begin in earnest.

But new fluids a happy Benz makes. Don't forget the differential and a full purge and refill of the braking system. Again, not a chemical flush and cleaning of same. Just pump the old stuff out, with new stuff of the same spec and grade.

Ditto the power steering system.

Then, put a couple milk crates full of new bottles of fluids, tools, various drop cloths and cleaning cloths, and as many spare parts as you can imagine, and take it on a decent road trip.

150 miles out and back makes good enough trip to know what the car is all about, and the full exercise of all the systems at operating temp and pressures is necessary to the health of said systems.

Oh. And a modified version of The Rule.

Pics, or it didn't happen.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 18, 2016 11:15 PM (McRlu)

496 I'm gonna guess at the rate you are charging her for the work described. She is getting a great deal even with throwing the old Benz in on top. Hell a trustworthy guy working for my mother would have been priceless if she didn't have sons to do it.
Posted by: Willy J.
----------------
I haven't taken a penny from her yet, Willy. It's what neighbors do.
I did let her buy me a $39 Ryobi sawzall last week, and a lunch every now & then.

She's a cool older lady (net yet 70) on a fixed income that lives alone.
And smokes a little bud on occasion, which I think is adorable!
Sadly her son & very capable grandsons live next door to her. "No time" to help her - more like no interest.

Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 11:15 PM (BNgss)

497 Browns fans are staring into the void.

and it is staring back.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:15 PM (qUNWi)

498 How could you have anyone but Mitch McConnell as the Mock Turtle??!?! "Beautiful Soup -- so rich, so green -- / Waiting in a hot tureen. / Who for such dainties would not stoop? / Soup of the evening, / Beautiful Soup."
"

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 11:04 PM (EzgxV)


I got McConnell and Boehner mixed up. My mistake.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 11:15 PM (/i7Ua)

499 Hi Tammy!

I actually feel quite at home here, and I am increasingly convinced that I will settle here. Luthier work is steadily picking up, I like the people and the climate, and I am getting continued musical opportunities. For last weekend's symphony concert I was asked to sit in as principal cellist, which was gratifyingly well received by the rest of the orchestra.

Now all I need to do is meet some nice girl... 8-)

Thanks for asking!

Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 11:16 PM (RXfvh)

500 Rancid Pubis - Jabberwocky (the worst creature in Primary land)
Romney - Jubjub Bird (beware it! -- dangerous that it'll swoop in at the convention, shrill voice)
Paul Ryan - Bandersnatch (should be shunned should he try to steal the nomination)

Posted by: Alice in Primary Land at March 18, 2016 11:16 PM (H9MG5)

501 482 We close at the end of the month, barring any last minute surprises.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 11:09 PM

Fingers crossed!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:17 PM (k53nK)

502 Holy fucking shiiiiiitttttt.


NIU wins it on a 3/4 court shot at the buzzer.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:17 PM (qUNWi)

503 NORTHERN IOWA...

WOW

Posted by: Mega at March 18, 2016 11:17 PM (JwLCI)

504 Posted by: Jim at March 18, 2016 11:15 PM (McRlu)

Are you a bend owner? Sounds like it. I'm new to the Benz family. Bought my first last year.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:17 PM (pUDQf)

505 UNI w/ the Half Court Buzzer Beater!

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 11:17 PM (z6DVm)

506 ReMember that mOVie where RAy MillanD was an EXTra HeAd stickiNG ouT of RoSie GreeR's NECK?

Posted by: Spermwing Plover at March 18, 2016 11:18 PM (Dttnn)

507 Didn't call bank though.

Posted by: Mega at March 18, 2016 11:18 PM (JwLCI)

508 Nck summary of LotR:
That elf bitch needs some make-up

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:18 PM (3vfZn)

509 Also in the lineup somewhere, which MeTV regularly runs, is MacMillan and Wife. That was damn good, even now knowing ol' Rock Hudson was a flaming poofter.
He and Susan Saint James had chemistry. I mean *chemistry*. The two of them together was just great. She got greedy at the last and demanded more money, so they killed her off. Ran just one more season as "MacMillan" and it didn't last. It was no good without her.
Also, whatshername, Rhoda's mother, was their housekeeper. Nancy Walker, that's it. She was a hoot, and she and Rock had their own sort of anti-chemistry.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 10:46 PM

I watched SSJ show religiously, She was hot and from my hometown. If you're still around do you know what yrs the show ran?

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 11:18 PM (o/90i)

510 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:09 PM (jE7yN)


I'll probably need a new hip in 10 years or so. Arthritis is already setting in.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 11:19 PM (McoS+)

511 478 449 And the naked redheads.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 18, 2016 10:59 PM

You got me there. I ain't getting nekkid.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (k53nK)



Is this one of those jokes where every five minutes you wear half as much clothing -- a mathematician gives up, saying "she'll never be nekkid!" -- but an engineer says, "she may never be nekkid, but in half an hour she'll be close enough for all practical purposes."?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 11:19 PM (EzgxV)

512 484 I've got 2 bandaids and a tissue you can borrow ...
Posted by: Adriane the Generous Critic ... at March 18, 2016 11:11 PM (AoK0a)

You are so generous! But I could not possibly deprive the Horde of you having first crack at modeling them on the ont.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:19 PM (k53nK)

513 Posted by: Piercello at March 18, 2016 11:16 PM (RXfvh)

I'm so glad! We enjoy going up there several times a year for our "big" shopping and such.

We had a fairly mild summer and winter this time around, though!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 18, 2016 11:19 PM (q1FtT)

514 That was a great game.

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 11:20 PM (z6DVm)

515 >>>Browns fans are dolts. Bears fans are sadomasochists.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:14 PM (pUDQf)<<<

**stands far away from this guy**

Posted by: fears incoming Ravage attack should the Empress get wind of this at March 18, 2016 11:20 PM (H9MG5)

516 510. It just means you need to play more golf
Keeps the hips moving
I thought they gave you guys a set of clubs at fork and knife school

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:20 PM (3vfZn)

517 Brazil
Argentina
Venezuela
Convulsing basket cases

How long before we imitates?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (jE7yN)


Just think, Chicago could have been awarded this summer's Olympics instead of Brazil.

Think of how much of a clusterfuck that would have been, and then think of the clusterfuck that is Brazil.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 18, 2016 11:21 PM (1JnAL)

518 Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:20 PM (3vfZn)


You a funny man.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 11:21 PM (McoS+)

519 505 UNI w/ the Half Court Buzzer Beater!
Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 11:17 PM (z6DVm)

That was an exciting game!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 18, 2016 11:21 PM (P8951)

520 515. Sheeeesh
He doesn't know

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:22 PM (3vfZn)

521 Grim is the fine US Marine who Gushka enchanted and lured away to agriculture. The vetting process is whatever he wants it to be.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (EzgxV)

Ha. Ok. Well boobehs might be worth a trip to Cali. Haven't been there since the mid 80's.

I can hold my own in an interrogation from a Marine. If I have to do 1,000 pushups though, that's a different matter entirely.

Posted by: Blano at March 18, 2016 11:22 PM (3eoPa)

522 486 And now we know why there is no nckV2
Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18,

What?!!! I thought T adored you. I mean she married you despite your having served in the Corps' taxi service.

*Ducks & runs before he hits me in the head with that super stained coffee mug

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:22 PM (k53nK)

523 Even Browns fans know it's hopeless. Johnny Manziel drank himself stupid to get off that squad.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:22 PM (pUDQf)

524 Sadly her son very capable grandsons live next door to her. "No time" to help her - more like no interest.>>>

I can't imagine not answering a call from my mother to do the work you described. Good on you doing what is right. One of my first paying jobs was doing odd jobs and mowing for a Widow when I was 12. I think she was more happy for the company than my crappy work though.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 11:22 PM (On7rW)

525 when it comes to masochism...

Posted by: muttering vikings fan at March 18, 2016 11:22 PM (8aOqE)

526 ncj, do you have an Origin handle? I need a teammate for some cooperative battling on Battlefront.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 11:23 PM (McoS+)

527 498 How could you have anyone but Mitch McConnell as the Mock Turtle??!?! "Beautiful Soup -- so rich, so green -- / Waiting in a hot tureen. / Who for such dainties would not stoop? / Soup of the evening, / Beautiful Soup."
"

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 11:04 PM (EzgxV)


I got McConnell and Boehner mixed up. My mistake.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 11:15 PM (/i7Ua)




Seriously, I hear that song in my head every time I see a picture of the guy.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 11:23 PM (EzgxV)

528 518. I try
Will the navy do the surgery before you retire?
It would be easier than the VA

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:23 PM (3vfZn)

529 Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:23 PM (3vfZn)

Only have 3 years left so probably not. Unless the pain gets pretty bad. Right hip is already starting to lock up at times.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 11:24 PM (McoS+)

530 How long before we imitates?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (jE7yN)


Inbred dynasties of rulers who no longer feel the need to heed the people they claim to be ruling for, and focus on stuffing the pockets of their friends and allies.

What is amazing is how fast things turn around when there is a return to the rule of law.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2016 11:25 PM (XQHkt)

531 526. I'm not sure
But it'll be the same as my steam handle...navycopjoe of course

522. Truth is nck was a really hard birth and T was not a spring chicken
So we agreed on one kid
And she is more than enough to handle

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:27 PM (3vfZn)

532 517 Brazil
Argentina
Venezuela
Convulsing basket cases

How long before we imitates?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:07 PM (jE7yN)


Just think, Chicago could have been awarded this summer's Olympics instead of Brazil.

Think of how much of a clusterfuck that would have been, and then think of the clusterfuck that is Brazil.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 18, 2016 11:21 PM (1JnAL)

Sister Clusterfuck cities

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:27 PM (jE7yN)

533 >>I thought T adored you. I mean she married you despite your having served in the Corps' taxi service.


T hooked up with NCJ because he has tiny feet.
She's a smart cookie.
She knew by doing so, she'd double her high heel options on any given morning.

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 11:27 PM (z6DVm)

534 IMDB is your friend. McMillan and Wife ran for 6 seasons, '71 - '77, counting the last season where they killed SSJ off.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 11:27 PM (dvuhZ)

535 489 When you got boobs destroy in your name tour gettin nekkid.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:12 PM (qUNWi)

Someone needs to review my episode. No nekkidness whatsoever

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:27 PM (k53nK)

536 Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:27 PM (3vfZn)

Friend request sent.

Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 11:28 PM (McoS+)

537 NCJ,

Don't waste a minute on the Hobbit trilogy.

If you don't like LotR then you'll put a shoe through the screen with that dreck...if you can stay awake to get up the effort.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 11:28 PM (hlMPp)

538 #459

Here is the cast for that episode:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074329/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_134


Posted by: Epobirs at March 18, 2016 11:28 PM (IdCqF)

539 529. Mine is the left hip every now and then
I figure it is what it is, fix it when it breaks

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:28 PM (3vfZn)

540 Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:17 PM (pUDQf)
I have a 2011 E550 cabriolet. Black with a tan top. I call it the honey badger because it's badass. It's a total chick car.
I like my car.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:29 PM (egOGm)

541 Evenin' everyone.

Guess I'm a bit late.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 18, 2016 11:30 PM (YJmuy)

542 493 488. Grim is a legend above mere mortals to understand
How is he anyway...I hope great
Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:14 PM (3vfZn)

He's ok, he has all that whipped brea to kick off after all. Lemme send out the Gushie signal & see if we can entice her in. Maybe DC will finally take his shirt off for the 'ettes?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:30 PM (k53nK)

543 Day 4 on Chantix. Trying to stop the habitual crap now as I have no craving,

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 11:31 PM (hlMPp)

544 Yes, Diane Baker was the name. She was good there.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 11:31 PM (dvuhZ)

545 533. Since I have no idea why she even looked in my direction I'll go with the heels thing

536. I'll download it later and accept it
Brb...her junior highness is sending me out to get ice cream

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:31 PM (3vfZn)

546 "There is a better way. Find it." -Thomas Edison

Howdy, y'all. I'm in for a few. Who's here and what's up tonight?

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 18, 2016 11:32 PM (sVGvG)

547
Getting any lucid dreams on the Chantix yet?

Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 11:32 PM (SmaR4)

548 Rockford had some great dialogue. He catches Angel pulling some con and Angel excuses himself saying, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Rockford says, "The answer to that question is supposed to be 'yes'."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 18, 2016 10:47 PM

That shows the decline in today's standards. Any Morons want to suggest a show they think would get away w/ that today.

*shrugs, BRB, seeking another drink*

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 11:33 PM (o/90i)

549 542. The Gushie signal?
Bottle of wine, right?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:33 PM (3vfZn)

550 I have a 2011 E550 cabriolet. Black with a tan top. I call it the honey badger because it's badass. It's a total chick car.
I like my car.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:29 PM (egOGm)

Very nice. I bought a 2015 C300 AWD with all the whistles. Black on black leather. It's a ripper in Sport+mode. Handles like a go cart on rails. My car is called sexy more than I've been. Not sure how I feel about that. Lol.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:33 PM (pUDQf)

551 Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 11:24 PM (McoS+)
My FIL was a naval aviator. I think he retired in 85? Over 30 years.
He used to talk about landing in Singapore maybe? Was a tough landing. Somewhere in Asia.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:34 PM (egOGm)

552 I told y'all Tuesday about my computer frying. I took it in to be diagnosed. It was the damndest thing, the hard drive scanned as being in perfect shape, no bad sectors anywhere, but it still booted to a BSOD. Solid state drive, scans fine, all the data is there when they look at it on another machine, boots to BSOD. Windows repair didn't fix the problem.

So I bought another SSD and they cloned I the defective drive. Problem solved, but I was amazed. I mean, they cloned it exactly. The same tabs that had been open when it crashed even opened up when I started the browser. Everything the same, saved passwords, everything. And it works fine. But somehow the source disk wouldn't boot.

Weird.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 18, 2016 11:34 PM (hOD4w)

553 You are so generous! But I could not possibly deprive the Horde of you having first crack at modeling them on the ont.

A rick roll to end all rick rolls ...

Posted by: Adriane the Generous Critic ... at March 18, 2016 11:34 PM (AoK0a)

554 Nice vid of USMC air (in Afghanipakiranistan, I assume). Love the mini-gun, and the blonde female gunner! I assume that was from a Huey. Also like the flares shooting out of the dispenser. Looked all white. I was once somewhere that they were multi-colored (white, green, red), used to float down to my "neighborhood", always at night so a nice light show.


Repeat but relevant: last week at the El Centro air show (Blue Angels' kick-off show of the season), a USMC Cobra pilot showed me an interesting new mod where belt-less ammo is now used for the 20mm cannon in the nose.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 18, 2016 11:35 PM (QDnY+)

555 522. Truth is nck was a really hard birth and T was not a spring chicken
So we agreed on one kid
And she is more than enough to handle
Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:27 PM (

Better to be grateful for the healthy kid & the healthy wife. Plus T is smokin hot. God has been very good to you.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:36 PM (k53nK)

556 547
Getting any lucid dreams on the Chantix yet?
Posted by: cucumbah at March 18, 2016 11:32 PM (SmaR4

No. I've done Chantix before and the dreams/other warnings never came about. But I started this time on a full dose and it just left me lethargic. So I've split the pills up until today.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 11:36 PM (hlMPp)

557 Posted by: Weirddave at March 18, 2016 11:34 PM (hO

That was weird, Weirddave

So was it a local company or a national company?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:38 PM (jE7yN)

558 So Edison was the Steve Jobs of his time.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:38 PM (qUNWi)

559 "FWIW, I have been doing some real work for her lately. Jacking up the house, replacing rotten mud sill and joists, etc."

That is bona fide real work. Ugh.

Chi definitely earned his car.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 11:38 PM (noWW6)

560 That's the gas generators starting the turbo pumps. When the main engine get going, with 21 tons per second of propellant being burned..
----------------

If I recall correctly, the turbo pumps alone produced 60,000 HP.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 11:39 PM (9mTYi)

561 We haz smart peoples in this blog.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 10:53 PM

I noticed that. I think you're one of ' em.

Posted by: Farmer at March 18, 2016 11:39 PM (o/90i)

562 Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:33 PM (pUDQf)
Do you love it? I really like mine. My dream would be the SL model, but I really like my car. The SL models are crazy expensive. But I got the 550 instead of the 350, it has the bigger engine. It's really fun to drive.

I have my husband's old Tahoe too. I drive the Tahoe when it rains or I am shopping at Home Depot etc.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:39 PM (egOGm)

563 558 So Edison was the Steve Jobs of his time.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:38 PM (qUNWi)


Bzzzzz. That would be Tesla.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:40 PM (k53nK)

564 RWC good luck on giving up smoking
Never used Chantix used the nicotine replacements

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:40 PM (jE7yN)

565 Posted by: Weirddave at March 18, 2016 11:34 PM (hOD4w)

That is weird. I think that would point to a firmware issue on the drive.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:40 PM (pUDQf)

566 AliBAMA.... I've owned that one Benz, a BMW 320i, and a succession of 735i and il models. Plus, a lost count number of Beetles and Rabbits along the way.

I'm pretty well cured of my Teutonic Transport fixation, but if I won a good lotto, I'd need a warehouse for the resulting collection thereof.

For now, I'll stay content with the F-150 that gets me around.

I wonder how many of today's cars will be looked back on, 30 years from now, with any fraction of the fondness with which we see the classics and vintage cars from our respective pasts?

Not many soulful cars in the showrooms these days, and those that are don't tend to be very affordable. Sad, but true.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 18, 2016 11:40 PM (McRlu)

567 Hey everybody.

Surprised there haven't been any Forrest Gump/Donald Trump spoofs made yet. "Life is like a brokered convention... you never know what'cher gonna get!"

(And I guess that would make Jenny the GOPe.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 11:40 PM (ntObR)

568 No...Tesla was the Wozniak.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:41 PM (qUNWi)

569 Aha, thanks Weirddave for reminding me, the ONT is a good crowd-source tech support forum.


Had to reload the OS on the laptop earlier this week. Smooth, I keep very little actual data on the computer, so not a lot of hassle.


But ...... seems a solitary driver has failed to reload (network controller), so no wireless. It's an older ASUS, but works perfectly and I have no need for more "capability" on it - just need the software to work.


Haven't called ASUS yet, any suggestions? Drivers were/are on a CD that came with it, had to insert it as part of the overall set-up process. Just re-insert the driver CD, see if the system picks up that $*@)#*#!! missing driver?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 18, 2016 11:41 PM (QDnY+)

570 Blanco! How goes it? When are you going to send the 'ettes your credit card so we can all go manolo shopping?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:41 PM (k53nK)

571 Edison was more of a Bill Gates. "Yer gonna use MY system dammit!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 11:42 PM (ntObR)

572 >>>So Edison was the Steve Jobs of his time.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:38 PM (qUNWi)


Bzzzzz. That would be Tesla.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:40 PM (k53nK)


Steve Jobs wasn't even fit to lick Tesla's boots. Tesla was a true genius. Jobs was a salesman and svengali to masochistic lefties.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 18, 2016 11:43 PM (zc3Db)

573 I've heard/read that Edison even had hired goons on his payroll, to make sure his early clients stayed loyal to him and his own inventions.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 11:43 PM (ntObR)

574 >>Day 4 on Chantix. Trying to stop the habitual crap now as I have no craving,


Good luck!
I just got through the first week, here.
Flu and willpower.
But, mostly Flu.

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 11:43 PM (z6DVm)

575 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 11:31 PM (hlMPp)
I used that. I had no cravings but I felt really weird taking it. I had bad insomnia too. I use nicorette. I haven't smoked in years.
The chantix really makes it so you don't care about smoking.
I already had insomnia, so I'm not positive it was the Chantix.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:43 PM (egOGm)

576 Edison was more of a Bill Gates. "Yer gonna use MY system dammit!!!"
Posted by: qdpsteve
--------------

Direct Current, dammit!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 11:45 PM (9mTYi)

577 Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:39 PM (egOGm)

Absolutely. Nicest car I've ever owned, and I've had a lot of cars. Lol.

I bought the C300 because it was a newer model than the E series which hadn't been updated yet. It's the same styling as the SL series, with the same nose and grill facia.

I'd prefer a V6 at least but the turbo 4 makes a ton of power, so it's not hard to get out in front of things. Handles great, feels solid, no gaps, no noise, rides very smooth. My only complaint is the windshield wipers suck and the car seems to fog up if you dare breathe. The defrost sucks in the front. You have to blast the defrost at Hades temperature to clear the windshield. Which runs me out of the car in ten seconds.

But that's a winter only thing, thank god. I'm definitely eyeballing the SL series too. Such a pretty car.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:45 PM (pUDQf)

578 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:41 PM (k53nK)
Am I invited to the shoe shopping trip? Pretty please?

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:45 PM (egOGm)

579 I've read Chantix is incredible at finding and "turning off" the obsessive/addictive function in your brain, and that it's been used not only by smokers but by alcoholics, gambling addicts... the works.

I wouldn't mind a drug that made me want to play poker *a little less,* as I'm an obsessive sort, but I wouldn't want to take one that took away the entire desire.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 11:45 PM (ntObR)

580 Not many soulful cars in the showrooms these days, and those that are don't tend to be very affordable. Sad, but true.
>>>

There are a couple but they will be really rare. I can see the Hellcat Challenger. So the affordable part now is fact on Soulful current cars.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 11:46 PM (On7rW)

581 Garrett, do you want to quit. I knew time you said you enjoyed the habit? I know I enjoyed the nicotine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:46 PM (jE7yN)

582 Mike, really? I thought Edison was the original AC guy.

And I hear he *loved* Back In Black... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

583 heh. Here's a bit of trivia. It was the Edison Portland Cement Company that produced the cement used to build Yankee Stadium.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 11:48 PM (9mTYi)

584 Have a question here for the Horde on AC/DC the band, in fact.

Years ago I was given a copy of "For those About to Rock, We Salute You." I thought it was okay. But there was one really stupid devil song on it, "C.O.D." Made me throw the whole LP out.

Is there a stupid song like that on Back In Black? BIB is the only AC/DC album I've ever actually wanted a copy of, but I don't want that stupid glowering devil worship crapola.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 11:48 PM (ntObR)

585 Mike, really? I thought Edison was the original AC guy.



And I hear he *loved* Back In Black... ;-)>>>

Or maybe he was Thunder Struck.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 11:49 PM (On7rW)

586
Edison was an empiricist and had as much interest in theory as was necessary for his gadgets to work. He tried over 2,000 materials to find his first light bulb's filament. Trial and error.

Edison hired a lot of "top men" to work for him. Then he promoted himself like P.T. Barnum.

Kinda like Donald Trump.

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 18, 2016 11:51 PM (RcpcZ)

587 'Night horde.

Thanks for the well wishes. This monkey will be off my back come Monday.

Have a great Saturday.

Enjoy the outdoors as I've heard I won't be here for long

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 11:51 PM (hlMPp)

588 >>>So Edison was the Steve Jobs of his time.
Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:38 PM (qUNWi)


Bzzzzz. That would be Tesla.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:40 PM (k53nK)

Steve Jobs wasn't even fit to lick Tesla's boots. Tesla was a true genius. Jobs was a salesman and svengali to masochistic lefties.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 18, 2016 11:43 PM (zc3Db)


Agreed. Tesla was an actual investor. Steve Jobs was more of a design and marketing guru.

Posted by: AD at March 18, 2016 11:51 PM (QWY55)

589 Anyone heard from Infidel in the last couple hours?

Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 11:51 PM (BNgss)

590 I = itq

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 18, 2016 11:52 PM (hlMPp)

591 Agreed. Tesla was an actual investor. Steve Jobs was more of a design and marketing guru.
Posted by: AD at March 18, 2016 11:51 PM (QWY55)


*inventor. It's late.

Posted by: AD at March 18, 2016 11:52 PM (QWY55)

592 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 11:48 PM (ntObR)

Hells Bells, I guess. I also don't care for Highway to Hell. That song was on the radio when my best friend was killed in a car accident. 1986. Still won't listen to it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:53 PM (pUDQf)

593 qdpsteve: Surprised there haven't been any Forrest Gump/Donald Trump spoofs made yet....

Haven't read the 500 comments, don't know where this comment was coming from, so maybe this has been mentioned, but anyway... didja know there's the Clintons doing a Gump sketch in 1995? Really kinda scary.

https://youtu.be/68qJN9MwDfY

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 18, 2016 11:53 PM (sVGvG)

594 Yeah, MH - I am going to take at least a year off.
As much as i love the habit, it gets in the way of my cycling. Which I plan to ramp up, again, this Spring.

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 11:54 PM (z6DVm)

595 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 11:48 PM (9

Thought Ruth built it, now you're telling me it was Edison

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:54 PM (jE7yN)

596 Alabama,
You know Rain-X, right. They make a Fog-X for the inside of the windshield. Try that, maybe?

Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 11:54 PM (BNgss)

597 I wouldn't read too much into it. None of those historical figures were much like Steve Jobs. Each had plenty of real accomplishments that were unquestionably their work. Edison's organizational skills were as important as his own direct creations, as he created the modern R and D operation.

Without finding a genius engineer he could manipulate, it's doubtful anyone today would know who Steve Jobs was. He had talents of a different sort and this seemed to bother him greatly in a culture focused on engineering.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 18, 2016 11:54 PM (IdCqF)

598 So, per the interesting link ("brought to you by") above, in 1945 an M1 Garand cost $31. So happens I actually have a tab open to the current CMP M1 sales page - current price for a field grade M1, $630.


Would have to do math - and you were told there would be no math on this ONT - so I won't apply the deflator to see how those prices match up, in real terms.


Of course, in 1945, a civilian couldn't buy an M1 for any price, I don't think. So there's that.


Expect to be shooting one of my M1s Sunday morning at the action rifle shoot. Gotta check the gas cylinder lock screw and the rear sight elevator knob screw - last time both were loose and accuracy was poor.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 18, 2016 11:54 PM (QDnY+)

599 Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:45 PM (pUDQf)
I'm glad you like yours. I haven't had the defroster problems. I think mine has the V8 engine.
The only complaint I would have is its hard to see out the back window. It's a convertible. I tinted the windows. The front windows are illegal, I've been lucky so far.
It's really fun to drive on an empty back road.
My husband won't ever buy the fancy SL model unless he wins the lotto. I'm lucky he bought me the Mercedes at all.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:54 PM (egOGm)

600 Agreed. Tesla was an actual investor. Steve Jobs was more of a design and marketing guru.
Posted by: AD at March 18, 2016 11:51 PM (QWY55)

*inventor. It's late.


Right...Edison was like Steve Jobs and Tesla was like Wozniak.

Posted by: eleven at March 18, 2016 11:54 PM (qUNWi)

601 Don't have time to read through all the posts tonight, but in case you have not heard, Omaha conservative had a massive heart attack and passed away Monday night. Information at hotgas.net

Posted by: Peters at March 18, 2016 11:55 PM (jLvOE)

602 549 542. The Gushie signal? Bottle of wine, right?
Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 18, 2016 11:33 PM

Grail Beacon. She runs Castle Anthrax

Posted by: babe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:55 PM (k53nK)

603 AlaBAMA, that was my hunch too, and I also don't care at all for Highway. To this day it reminds me of Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 11:55 PM (ntObR)

604 Blanco! How goes it? When are you going to send the 'ettes your credit card so we can all go manolo shopping?

Right after I win the lottery, or close the account, whichever comes first.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 18, 2016 11:56 PM (YJmuy)

605 >Grail Beacon


I read that as Grill Bacon.

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 11:56 PM (z6DVm)

606 I figured that bastard Edison's favorite song would be "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap".

Posted by: zombie George Westinghouse at March 18, 2016 11:57 PM (H9MG5)

607 585 >> Or maybe he was Thunder Struck.

That was Franklin.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 18, 2016 11:57 PM (gyKtp)

608 Hope it works out for you Garrett. After all these years I enjoy the smell of one smoked in the great outdoors by one of my buddy's

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 11:57 PM (jE7yN)

609 Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 11:54 PM (BNgss)


Definitely didn't know that. I'll look into it. There is just something weird about the angle of the windsheild and the proximity to the heat from breath or damp hair or whatever. The Windows all fog quickly and the defrost won't clear it unless you run it full blast like a furnace. Anything that would prevent that would be a god send. Thx!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 18, 2016 11:57 PM (pUDQf)

610 578 Am I invited to the shoe shopping trip? Pretty please?
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:45 PM (egOGm)

Absolutely!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:58 PM (k53nK)

611 Edison was DC, Tesla was AC.

Without AC, you can't have step-down distribution of electricity. You can't power a million homes with DC.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 11:59 PM (VdICR)

612 George Westinghouse was the AC guy.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 18, 2016 11:59 PM (a94gW)

613 >>After all these years I enjoy the smell of one smoked in the great outdoors by one of my buddy's


Thanks, man. It's only hard on me when I don't commit to riding.

...and when I am sitting in the boat, frustrated and trying not to throttle a client over a bad hookset!

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 11:59 PM (z6DVm)

614 Edison, Tesla, Jobs and Gates were all losers compared to Browning. Not a dam one of the others had a ice skating rink in their house. Or will have their inventions as invented rule the market 100 years on.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 12:00 AM (On7rW)

615 She's a cool older lady (net yet 70) on a fixed income that lives alone...
Sadly her son & very capable grandsons live next door to her. "No time" to help her - more like no interest.
Posted by: Chi at March 18, 2016 11:15 PM

Glad you are there to take care of her. WTF is the matter w/ her family?

Posted by: Farmer at March 19, 2016 12:00 AM (o/90i)

616 Weren't Edison, Gates, and Jobs sort of all re-packagers of others' inventions. Not judging. Just saying.

Edison took what others had done, but made it commercial and marketed the h out of it. So did Gates. You could say the same about Ray "McDonald's" Kroc, for that matter. Success goes not to the first but to the canniest. Or something like that.

Ed Anger: He tried over 2,000 materials to find his first light bulb's filament....

My favorite: hairs from one of his lab guys' red beard.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 19, 2016 12:01 AM (sVGvG)

617

So was it a local company or a national company?


Local. SysQuick in Parkville. Great guys, I also drop off all my outdated computers and computer stuff with them, they rehab it and give it to poor school kids for free. Old computer stuff reproduces like rabbits in closets and drawers. They put it to use for those that can use it.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 19, 2016 12:01 AM (hOD4w)

618 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 18, 2016 11:58 PM (k53nK)
I am so there, with bells on.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:01 AM (egOGm)

619 George Westinghouse was the AC guy.

I've always heard it was Tesla. I'll look it up.

Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:01 AM (qUNWi)

620 Well amigos y amigas, I'm gonna unplug from the ONT support, and go flatline for the night.

Someone remember to reboot me in the morning, m'kay?

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 19, 2016 12:01 AM (McRlu)

621 604 Right after I win the lottery, or close the account, whichever comes first.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 18, 2016 11:56 PM

Wow, the 'ethos don't get any love anymore. Soooobbbbbbb

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 19, 2016 12:02 AM (k53nK)

622 Auto cucumber can die in a fire!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 19, 2016 12:03 AM (k53nK)

623 #600

Simply untrue. Edison had numerous inventions to his credit before he was in a position to engage in corporate standards wars. The Jobs connection simply isn't there.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 19, 2016 12:03 AM (IdCqF)

624 Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2016 11:54 PM (egOGm)

Lol. The SL is a chunk of change most of us don't posses. Even the C300 is a hefty car payment. German engineering and all that.

I thought buying a Mercedes would put me in a cool club or something but it turns out, everyone I live by has a Mercedes or a Porsche. I'm just now 'slightly above standard'. Lol.

Snooty part of town. Don't dare drive a domestic.

People are weird.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:03 AM (pUDQf)

625 Epobirs, don't know if it's an accurate attribution, but Edison's "99% perspiration, 1% inspiration" saying about R ampersand D certainly fits the picture you and others are painting of him.


Chi (and AlaBAMA) - on my beloved first car, a VW bug, I used the FogX on the inside glass. I recall it worked well. And this was mid-Atlantic, so actual sorta winter, etc., so it mattered.


Great in snow, that car. Though the "heating" was, well, sort of theoretical. Used to have to have to put on the heavy clothes driving back from late night hockey games. And then there was the really cold night the billionaire boss was wearing only his suit, and I was providing the ride home after work. Though generally he loved riding in that car. Just not that night.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

626 Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 11:59 PM (z6DVm)

My fishing bud & deer hunting buds smoke. Outside its fine. Inside yuck. Never could walk away, come back, walk away. I shrill miss chewing on cigars.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:04 AM (jE7yN)

627 I should say Westinghouse was the guy who marketed AC.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 19, 2016 12:04 AM (a94gW)

628 Someone remember to reboot me in the morning, m'kay?>>>

Do you want a defrag too?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 12:04 AM (On7rW)

629 I was angry that the DC cocktail set loved House of Cards. That show would horrify a better class of politician. They don't love The Hunger Games as far as I know.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 19, 2016 12:04 AM (VdICR)

630 606 Posted by: zombie George Westinghouse at March 18, 2016 11:57 PM (H9MG5)

Like how you did right by Tesla after he GAVE you all those patents?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 19, 2016 12:04 AM (k53nK)

631 Joan Van Ark is on The Rockford Files now (MeTV). She was a pretty thing back then.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 19, 2016 12:05 AM (NGd+i)

632 Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 19, 2016 12:04 AM (a94gW)

You aren't the hanoverfist from RTCW and phoenixrising are you?

Posted by: ChocoCheese at March 19, 2016 12:05 AM (OvUux)

633 #619

Actually, it was both. Tesla was the research and development guy where Westinghouse was the guy making it happen as a business. Although the work of Charles Steinmetz looms large as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Proteus_Steinmetz

Posted by: Epobirs at March 19, 2016 12:05 AM (IdCqF)

634 eleven: George Westinghouse was the AC guy.

I've always heard it was Tesla. I'll look it up.


Westinghouse backed Tesla (up to a point) on AC.

http://www.buffaloah.com/h/tesla/tesla.html

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 19, 2016 12:06 AM (sVGvG)

635 George Westinghouse was the AC guy.

I've always heard it was Tesla. I'll look it up.
Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:01 AM (qUNWi)


Tesla worked for Westinghouse.

Posted by: AD at March 19, 2016 12:06 AM (QWY55)

636 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 11:55 PM (ntObR)
I remember when those were happening. I was scared. I just read an article the police matched a DNA sample from a night stalker murder victim in San Francisco to a second suspect. Apparently there were two different DNA samples on something.
The person who had to have been at the murder was a juvenile at the time. I'm not sure if they arrested the person yet.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:06 AM (egOGm)

637 Wow, the 'ethos don't get any love anymore. Soooobbbbbbb

Well, there goes my scheme to find out your "lucky" numbers for lottery tickets.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 12:06 AM (YJmuy)

638 Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

Late night hockey games, spectator or player?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:07 AM (jE7yN)

639 Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

Two recommendations make a quorum or sumthin. I'm game.

I need it. Love the car except for that little issue. But summer time is a blast at least. Summer in Alabama is like 9 months.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:08 AM (pUDQf)

640
You aren't the hanoverfist from RTCW and phoenixrising are you?

No that's not me.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 19, 2016 12:08 AM (a94gW)

641 637 Well, there goes my scheme to find out your "lucky" numbers for lottery tickets.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 12:06 AM (YJmuy)

I haven't hit the lottery with em, so how lucky can they be?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 19, 2016 12:08 AM (k53nK)

642 Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:06 AM (egOGm)

Run from him in your bad ass car Caligirl.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:09 AM (jE7yN)

643 Glad you are there to take care of her. WTF is the matter w/ her family?


Posted by: Farmer at March 19, 2016 12:00 AM (o/90i)

Reminds me of the sad story on yahoo today where Grandpa made hamburgers for his 6 grandkids, and only 1 bothered to show up.

Posted by: Blano at March 19, 2016 12:09 AM (3eoPa)

644 G'night, Jim.

WTF is the matter w/ her family?
Posted by: Farmer


Who knows, T? Drugs? Drink? Maybe they've dealt with her crazy ass forever and are tired of it? I really don't know. Son is a hardworking, talented mason, though. I've seen his work.

She's eccentric, but cool. A hoarder, but has some really nice things amongst all the junk. Wait'll you see the '50's bike I pulled out of the weeds.

Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 12:09 AM (BNgss)

645 Someone should invent a toothbrush that'll brush all your teeth at once.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 19, 2016 12:11 AM (sVGvG)

646 Posted by: Blano at March 19, 2016 12:09 AM (3eoPa)

I got to be honest. That whole thing smells fishy to me. Maybe I'm jaded, but I just don't trust these viral stories anymore. People are desperate for internet fame, they seem to be making shit up out of whole cloth. I truly despise the idea of so many elders ignored until death, but this story just pings my BS meter.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:12 AM (pUDQf)

647 AC induction motor is Tesla's baby, amongst other things. That truly, truly makes the world go round.

I think he had or perfected the synchronous machine (motor or generator) as well, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, it was Westinghouse who was the big boy employing and paying them all.

The AC vs DC, Tesla vs Edison wars were epic. The electric chair came about in large part because Edison wanted AC to be associated with killing people. That's no joke.

The first electrocution was a botched up thing using a Westinghouse machine for a generator. Westinghouse would not sell one himself for that purpose, but they finagled one second hand somehow.

Edison had his good points, but he was also one ruthless SOB. And be glad Westinghouse won out. AC was the only way to have long distance transmission, allowing for a massive generator plants supplying far off and wide loads.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 12:12 AM (dvuhZ)

648 Wait'll you see the '50's bike I pulled out of the weeds.>>

Pedal or Motor?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 12:12 AM (On7rW)

649 was that a chidk firing the gun in the Marine chopper?



seemed like they fire more flares than rounds.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 19, 2016 12:12 AM (vb33c)

650 CaliGirl, a nice convertible is fun anywhere, but driving in your area would be wonderful. When I visit one of the main joys is just driving the roads, the scenery. Live oaks, old barns, rolling hills, vineyards, fields, distant mountains.


Usually cut off the 101 at Zaca Mesa Road, then north on whatever it is up to the big valley (Santa Maria valley?), over to Cambria or Kenneth Volk then back to the 101 and on north (yes I know the area in terms of wineries more than road names or actual geographical names).


Years ago, with a previous companion, I exited off the 101 on a very narrow old road - we drove past quite a few small old oil operations (equipment yards, a few walking sticks), very scenic small little valleys with veggies planted, not just vineyards. Have never been able to find it, or ID it on a map, since.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:13 AM (QDnY+)

651 I am so there, with bells on.

True story.

My college roommate finally found love & happiness very late in life. She sent me an invite to the wedding & I RSVP'd with little gold bells from Nancy's fabric sewn on the card.

A few weeks she called to ask and I said ... 'I'll be there with bells on!"

Posted by: Adriane the Pithy Saying Critic ... at March 19, 2016 12:13 AM (AoK0a)

652 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:09 AM (jE7yN)
Or I could shoot him.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:14 AM (egOGm)

653 The AC vs DC, Tesla vs Edison wars were epic. The electric chair came
about in large part because Edison wanted AC to be associated with
killing people. That's no joke. >>>

Didn't they kill an elephant in that war?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 12:14 AM (On7rW)

654 CaliGirl, I remember those murders too. Talk about creepy. Also very creepy that Ramirez apparently had a partner he never talked about.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)

655 339 Well, the shit it hitting the fan in Salt Lake City at a Trump rally. "Protesters" tried to crash the doors and are throwing rocks at police.


They want to increase his numbers? Good job.

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2016 12:15 AM (sdi6R)

656 Heh, rhomboid.
My first car was a '69 Ghia droptop. Loved that little deathtrap...
Bought it in 83, 84? Fun cars, and perfect for a first car.

What part of the Mid-Atlantic? I've been here over 40 years.

Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 12:16 AM (BNgss)

657 And a manicure machine that works like an electric pencil sharpener. (Yeah, I'd trust that.)

My time and energy are expired.

Good night, good people.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 19, 2016 12:16 AM (sVGvG)

658 Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 12:14 AM (On7rW)

I thought it was a calf used as a test before they executed the first guy in NY.

They fried that guy silly. Everyone puked, people passed out.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:16 AM (pUDQf)

659 You'd also think that after all these years, there'd be some Zodiac killer DNA that would match someone.

I can't help but think the perp in those murders died before current CSI tech was available.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

660 565 Posted by: Weirddave at March 18, 2016 11:34 PM (hOD4w)

That is weird. I think that would point to a firmware issue on the drive.


There's a hardware issue somewhere too, but I've decided I can live with it.

My computer was hand built by a good friend of mine about 6 years ago to be a top end gaming machine. A couple of years ago he gave it to me when he built a new one, but it's still a better machine than I could buy today without spending a grand or more.

It has a gen 1 I-7 quad core processor, they're up to gen 6 or 7 now. The board was top of the line then, the technician told me he visually inspected it for damage and didn't see any, and "on that board I would have". NVIDA 360, 370 ish graphics card (I don't need any more than that), 16 GB RAM.

Here's the weird thing. Boot it from power off, and it gives a "no hard drive found" error, then reboots itself from that fine. So, maybe 15 seconds added to the boot process. Since I don't power off completely much, I can live with that. I don't know why, tech notion doesn't know why, but there it is. As I said, no big deal.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 19, 2016 12:16 AM (hOD4w)

661 Yeah, outdoors is key. I don't smoke in my house.

I can't imagine not having a smoke after gutting a deer/elk/antelope, though. Even if I have been quit for several years, I always keep a sealed box of Reds in my Pack in case I have to get bloody.

Also, it does a reliably good job keeping the outfitters from trying to put kids in my boat!

Posted by: garrett at March 19, 2016 12:17 AM (z6DVm)

662 I would never get in a transporter.

Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:17 AM (qUNWi)

663 I haven't hit the lottery with em, so how lucky can they be?

You make an excellent point.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 12:17 AM (YJmuy)

664 Weirddave, is Intel ever going to release an i9 line of CPUs?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

665 Yeah, killed an elephant to demonstrate how deadly AC was.

There were court battles between Westinghouse and Edison as well. Huge ones. There was one where Westinghouse's lawyers absolutely ripped Edison to shreds on the stand. They shredded his arguments, and they were nonsense. Edison was truly made a fool of, and really made a fool of himself for making whatever claims he made.

But, he was Edison and so whatever he said, no matter that it was just proved wrong, was right, so the judge agreed with him. Or something like that.

You can find the story in the some of the history of it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 12:17 AM (dvuhZ)

666 A transporter is the last thing in the universe anyone should ever get in.

Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:18 AM (qUNWi)

667 I thought it was a calf used as a test before they executed the first guy in NY.

They fried that guy silly. Everyone puked, people passed out.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:16 AM (pUDQf)


There was indeed an elephant electrocuted. Story is on Wiki.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 12:18 AM (/i7Ua)

668 eleven, I never would either. But I'll be saving my pennies for an invisibility cloak...

http://tinyurl.com/j2xl48n

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 12:18 AM (ntObR)

669 Thought Ruth built it, now you're telling me it was Edison
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Ruth did, but he used Tom's cement.

I've told this story before; Edison was competing with Westinghouse re the distribution of electricity, AC vs. DC.

One of Edison's arguments was that to transfer an equivalent amount of energy at an equivalent rate would require a higher AC voltage than DC. Which is true.

At the time, execution by electricity was a completely new thing, and no name for such a death existed. In a snide moment, Edison suggested that execution by electricity should called 'being Westinghoused'.
AC voltage

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 19, 2016 12:20 AM (9mTYi)

670 Rhomboid,
Zaca Mesa is foxen canyon road. I know the area well.
What town were you close to when you went by the oil wells?
There are a lot of oil wells around.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:20 AM (egOGm)

671 There was indeed an elephant electrocuted. Story is on Wiki.>>>

Since I went to look here is the link.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsy_%28elephant%29

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 12:21 AM (On7rW)

672 MH, player. Played today (Friday pick-up), in fact. Had a 2-year+ enforced gap in playing (overseas), that plus age have taken my game down several notches, frustrating.


I haven't joined a team, prefer the pick-up scrimmages (which can be very good, we even had some young IHL guys come a few times once when they were renting a beach house here one August, and though the mix varies tremendously week to week, we've had Div I and Div II former players as well).


But is fun to beat or match a 20-something (well, at least a few times in a session). And now I might be one of the oldest guys skating, but until a few years we had a Finnish guy in his mid-80s who was a regular. When he wouldn't show, there would be half-serious jokes about "hmm, hope Saki is OK" - as in ..... ALIVE.


He was born in 1925. I finally asked him what he did in the war (1940 Winter War, with the Soviets). He said he and the other "young" guys got old rifles and guarded bridges in the rear, but his older brothers were on skis and snow-shoes up in the forest fighting Stalin's finest.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:22 AM (QDnY+)

673 An invisibility cloak would cost a bazillion dollars.

Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:22 AM (qUNWi)

674 >>>George Westinghouse was the AC guy.

I've always heard it was Tesla. I'll look it up.

Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:01 AM (qUNWi)


It was Tesla. He partnered with Westinghouse. When they finally won their battle against Edison and Morgan, Westinghouse told Tesla that he couldn't go ahead since Tesla's royalties would cost too much. So Tesla signed all ownership over his AC circuits to Westinghouse ... and made Westinghouse a fortune. But Tesla did it just to keep up the fight for AC. He didn't care about the money - other than having enough to fund his own research.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 19, 2016 12:22 AM (zc3Db)

675 Pretty sure a DC electric chair, if fed from an appropriate source, would work just fine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 12:23 AM (/i7Ua)

676 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)
I was shocked when I read that article. I didn't know they had two samples on a hankie. I hope they get the guy.
The night stalker was freaky scary.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:23 AM (egOGm)

677 eleven, they'll be gradients of quality.

Of course the CIA/NSA/black ops agencies will have the best cloaks. Consumers will be marketed lower-level, more affordable models.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)

678 664 Weirddave, is Intel ever going to release an i9 line of CPUs?

Hell, how would I know? I'm dumber than an ice cube about most things, and computers are no exception.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 19, 2016 12:24 AM (hOD4w)

679 It's not as though Jobs was always successful.

See: Lisa
See: Next

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 19, 2016 12:24 AM (9mTYi)

680 Cali, yup, very scary.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 12:24 AM (ntObR)

681 Mr. Hammer thanks for the story , a good one.

CaliGril you chase him sown with your bad ass car and shot him dead

That will teach him to mess with an 'ette

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:24 AM (jE7yN)

682 Since I went to look here is the link.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsy_%28elephant%29

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 12:21 AM (On7rW)


It was a bum rap, I tell ya!

Posted by: zombie Topsy at March 19, 2016 12:25 AM (/i7Ua)

683 Of course the CIA/NSA/black ops agencies will have the best cloaks. Consumers will be marketed lower-level, more affordable models.

Look. I know he's the CIA. You know he's the CIA. But he says he's a tree...

Posted by: Adriane the Cartoon Critic ... at March 19, 2016 12:25 AM (AoK0a)

684 Plus Infrared could see you with a cloak.

Also dogs.

Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:25 AM (qUNWi)

685 Didn't watch but there are youtubes of the Elephant electrocution. So yeah Edison and Westinghouse were in a real modern for their day media war on the AC DC thing.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 12:26 AM (On7rW)

686 Pretty sure a DC electric chair, if fed from an appropriate source, would work just fine.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Yup.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 19, 2016 12:26 AM (9mTYi)

687 Rhomboid,
Where did you end up at the end of that road? Were they row crops?

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:26 AM (egOGm)

688 Mmmm. Mouse.

Posted by: Homer Simpson at March 19, 2016 12:27 AM (sl+zA)

689 667
There was indeed an elephant electrocuted. Story is on Wiki.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 12:18 AM (/i7Ua)

Sounds pretty sad. Seems she was abused.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoKi4coyFw0

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2016 12:27 AM (sdi6R)

690 He did electrocute Topsy the elephant. But he also zapped dozens of animals. Turns out he tested the chair on a horse, killing it with 1000 volts. Thought it was a cow

The first execution was Kemmler, and they couldn't kill him with 17 seconds of 1000 volts. Had to use 2000 volts. His skin caught fire and lots of nasty stuff happened, from loss of bowels, to boiling of internal fluids.

Like I said, people vomitted and left the room. The take away comment was an axe would have been better.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:27 AM (pUDQf)

691 I don't want to go in the barrel.

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2016 12:28 AM (sdi6R)

692 yankeefifth, there was more than one crew show in that video, but in one of them a blonde female was the gunner on the mini-gun.


CaliGirl, hmmm. As I said, I've never been able to find/jog memory as to where it was. A very small road, exiting to the east off the 101, north of the tunnel (Gaviota) some where.


Yep, I think it's Zaca Mesa to Foxen Canyon and then up, my usual route. Need to do more of the Santa Ynez valley some time, come up over San Marcos Pass (and stop in at the Cold Springs Tavern, where one can encounter pro musicians singing their famous songs on occasion).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:28 AM (QDnY+)

693 I feel happy.

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2016 12:28 AM (sdi6R)

694 Steve,
Night stalker is so scary I just shut and locked the door to my screened porch and got my gun from my room.
My husband is on his Vegas trip.
I have an alarm and cameras.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:28 AM (egOGm)

695 Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2016 12:28 AM (sdi6R)

So. Close.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:28 AM (pUDQf)

696 Pretty sure a DC electric chair, if fed from an appropriate source, would work just fine.>>>

Dam straight

Posted by: Ampere at March 19, 2016 12:28 AM (On7rW)

697 I don't want to go in the barrel.


It's only 1000 volts. It won't be quick.

Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:29 AM (qUNWi)

698 Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:22 AM (QDnY+)

I'm so envious to play. Grew up in rural wi without hockey. Had some farm fields that flooded with January thaw where we played. Skated enough to get by barely.


I have a clip of a 94 year old guy playing in Duluth. It will be up on a thread of mine sometime. Enjoy your Time!q

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:30 AM (jE7yN)

699 Yup.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 19, 2016 12:26 AM (9mTYi)


In an alternate universe....executioner to Bradley/Chelsea Manning, condemned for treason, "What'll it be, punk? AC or DC?"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 12:30 AM (/i7Ua)

700 WeirdDave, what happens when you change the boot sequence on the bios?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 19, 2016 12:30 AM (VdICR)

701 She's eccentric, but cool. A hoarder, but has some really nice things amongst all the junk. Wait'll you see the '50's bike I pulled out of the weeds.
Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 12:09 AM

Well Jules thinks I'm a hoarder of sorts. I'm getting the idea you verge on that too. LOL

But you get to sell some cool shit from yoiur childhood sometimes.

It's pissing me off her family doesn't help. But you are helping her, good job.

Posted by: Farmer at March 19, 2016 12:30 AM (o/90i)

702 Dam straight
Posted by: Ampere
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Glory seeker.

Posted by: Volta at March 19, 2016 12:31 AM (9mTYi)

703
Pretty sure a DC electric chair, if fed from an appropriate source, would work just fine.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


9 volt battery to the tongue.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 19, 2016 12:31 AM (FkBIv)

704 Beer review: Guiness Nitro IPA.



I picked up a six because I noticed it amongst the St. Patrick's Day junk and (1) it was cheap; and (2) on the top, it said "late and dry hopped / admiral, celeia, topaz, challenger, cascade hops" -- and I wondered what an Irish brewer would do with a Pacific Northwest variant of an English style that had fallen out-of-favour when India became independent.



Unwrapping this -- the Pacific Northwest has been brewing very over-the-top hoppy beers by using "dry-hopping" (adding more when fermentation was effectively complete, thus allowing alcoholic extraction of hop flavourings) and "late-hopping" (adding more near the end of the boil before fermentation -- this allows the more subtle hop flavourings to not be boiled out*.)



In addition, the hop varieties are indicative of a Pacific Northwest bent. Traditional English hop varieties (Kent Goldings) are not being used -- rather, newer varieties developed by the University of Oregon (e.g. Cascade -- which is derived from Kent Goldings but much improved for fresher use).



As an aside, there is a regional San Diego Style of high-amped hoppy brews using Science-y hyper-hops from Oregon that I find really tasty -- Stone, Coronado Brewing Co., and Ballast Point are fine examples.



The IPA, itself, is a classic English brew combining (1) high alcohol, and (2) high hops, in order to retard spoilage when shipping to the subcontinent. It's a beer that can better withstand being kept warm and in storage for a while.




Anyway, all the reasons to do this aside, how did it come out? IMHO, it's a train wreck, which the nitro gimmick made worse. The hops were muddy and muted, as if over-boiled, and the creamy foam made them more bland -- when sharpness was called-for.




* You typically boil beer for about an hour, and add hops or other flavorings at the beginning and along the way. The hops that give base flavor, bacterial resistance, and desirable chemical properties go for the entire ride -- the ones that contribute subtle odors, flavours, and mouthfeel tend to be added later.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

705 In an alternate universe....executioner to Bradley/Chelsea Manning, condemned for treason, "What'll it be, punk? AC or DC?"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Good times, good times.

Posted by: Old Sparkey at March 19, 2016 12:33 AM (9mTYi)

706 700 same thing. Changed it Dow to only the HD. Seems to be the boot sequence outrunning the computer itself. Why? Who knows?

Posted by: Weirddave at March 19, 2016 12:33 AM (hOD4w)

707 They did a lot of animal killing in the currents war. They rounded up stray dogs and fried 'em with AC, as well as cattle and all that.

And yep, DC will kill you just as dead as AC. There are all sorts of arguments about this, which really is sort of like arguing whether it's better to be shot by a pistol or rifle. Or something like that.

DC feels different. I was fooling around with something, what was it. Oh a computer power supply. The standby circuit had failed (turned out this was due to failing capacitors on the mo/bo) and I just opened it up, plugged it in, and with some seat of the pants diagrams, began probing around with my meters.

I was oblivious to the notion of "hot chassis". Big heat sink things that were hot to ground.

I remember a sensation liking getting pinched hard, maybe stabbed with a needle. What the hell is that, I wondered. Then it hit me. 100 - 200VDC was doing that, because my hand was touching one of those things.

It's not a tingle, like AC and I didn't recognize it immediately.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 12:33 AM (dvuhZ)

708 Cali, glad you have those tools at your disposal. :-) Stay safe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)

709 9 volt battery to the tongue.

Tastes like "ultra-orange".

Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:33 AM (qUNWi)

710 so why does a 50,000 volt taser not kill you? Amps vs volts?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:34 AM (pUDQf)

711 @704

But, did you like the movie?

Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 12:34 AM (BNgss)

712 9 volt battery to the tongue.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 19, 2016 12:31 AM (FkBIv)


And then a 12 volt car battery to the testicles.

But, for AC executions the greatest line ever from Taken:

"You know ... I believe you. But it isn't going to save you. ... BZZZZzzzzz!!!!"

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 19, 2016 12:34 AM (zc3Db)

713
so why does a 50,000 volt taser not kill you? Amps vs volts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iKD7vuq-rY

Posted by: Ampere at March 19, 2016 12:35 AM (On7rW)

714 Oh jeez CaliGirl it was 1998 or something, hard to remember details, all I do recall was that there were vegetable crops planted in one of the small valleys, not just vineyards. Small road that started with higher elevation at the 101 and declined down to the valleys below.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:36 AM (QDnY+)

715 so why does a 50,000 volt taser not kill you? Amps vs volts?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:34 AM (pUDQf)


Neither separately. It's power that kills you - amps times volts.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 19, 2016 12:36 AM (zc3Db)

716 #664

They kind of already have but they don't call it that. There are models with more cores and certain other aspects that appeal to super high end gamers and workstation content creation, which tends to have better support for all those threads than mainstream games.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/core-i7ee-processor.html

Posted by: Epobirs at March 19, 2016 12:36 AM (IdCqF)

717 Rhomboid,
I like cold springs. We used to go to red rocks off the pass. There are waterfalls and hiking trails. Not now because there's no water. I think it's off paradise road.

You may have taken a road that will lead you to nojoqui falls or you can get to Solvang by turning on Alisal road.
If you passed a guest ranch/golf course and ended up in Solvang that's the road you took.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:36 AM (egOGm)

718 Is the hard drive also 6 years old?

If so, definitely update to a SSD.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 19, 2016 12:36 AM (VdICR)

719 Leaning into a piece of equipment, my chin shorted across the 450 VDC power supply for a Nixie tube display. Fortunately, my mouth was closed, and I did not bite my tongue off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 19, 2016 12:37 AM (9mTYi)

720 I like all the AC/DC talk. Reminds me of the cabin using 12 volt deep cycle batteries for lighting. Generator for mandatory electricity & propane for other jobs.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:37 AM (jE7yN)

721
Telephone ring voltage gives you a buzz.
90 volts AC but it's 20 Hz instead of 60Hz.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 19, 2016 12:38 AM (FkBIv)

722 Transcript of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland:

Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.

Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT'S ONE-FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.


I should note that there are those who claim that this exchange never took place.
http://tinyurl.com/zym3dum

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 19, 2016 12:38 AM (R+30W)

723 Waaay late. I'm out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 19, 2016 12:38 AM (9mTYi)

724 I was trying to unscrew a faceplate for an outlet that was shorted and I thought someone was behind me kicking my elbow.

Uncanny.

Posted by: eleven at March 19, 2016 12:39 AM (qUNWi)

725 710 so why does a 50,000 volt taser not kill you? Amps vs volts?
Posted by: AlaBAMA
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Ding!
Tell him what he's won, Don!

Yep, I know of a few guys killed work with pretty low voltage stuff.
Amps kill.
Personally, I'll test a 120v residential circuit with one hand - thumb & forefinger. It's usually not too bad. But don't touch hot and ground with 2 hands! Current then flows through your chest rather than a small loop through your hand.

Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 12:40 AM (BNgss)

726 Hammer you are like your cat. A dude with 9 lives

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:40 AM (jE7yN)

727 so why does a 50,000 volt taser not kill you? Amps vs volts?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 19, 2016 12:34 AM (pUDQf)


That, and the current path usually does not pass through any vital organs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 12:41 AM (/i7Ua)

728 Not as colorful of a review but Sierra Nevada has a new one out called "Beer Camp: Tropical IPA"

I like it. It has some subtle citrus flavors going on. Probably one of the more unique IPA.

Good beer for enjoying after spring yard work!

Posted by: bananaDream at March 19, 2016 12:41 AM (Ag8Mw)

729 Personally, I'll test a 120v residential circuit with one hand - thumb & forefinger. It's usually not too bad. But don't touch hot and ground with 2 hands! Current then flows through your chest rather than a small loop through your hand.
Posted by: Chi
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Unless the service is tied to ground, never, ever, use two hands in a service panel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 19, 2016 12:42 AM (9mTYi)

730 MH, I feel lucky to still be playing. Cannot see hanging up the skates, especially after Saki's inspiring example.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:43 AM (QDnY+)

731 Nite Mike

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:43 AM (jE7yN)

732 Really, Pixy, a 500 error for plain text?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 12:44 AM (YJmuy)

733 I have never understood electricity. I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person, but electricity scares me. It's like voodoo or magic.

I will hire an electrician to do the simplest repair. I'm afraid of setting my house on fire if I try to do it myself. And given my adventures in do-it-yourself auto repair many years ago, that fear is probably justified.

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2016 12:44 AM (sdi6R)

734 Hammer you are like your cat. A dude with 9 lives
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Scars, though, and benumbed brain cells.

I'm out. Sure glad to hear the knifey stuff went well.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 19, 2016 12:44 AM (9mTYi)

735 Personally, I'll test a 120v residential circuit with one hand - thumb
forefinger. It's usually not too bad. But don't touch hot and
ground with 2 hands! Current then flows through your chest rather than a
small loop through your hand.>>>

You do know they sell screwdrivers that check for hot circuits now and pretty cheap IMO

Posted by: Ampere at March 19, 2016 12:44 AM (On7rW)

736 It's more complicated than AC vs DC. The taser that is. First it is current limited. It is not going to drive any more than a milliamp or so through the body (I think the GFCI limit is what, 7mA or so -- anything below that is thought not to be dangerous most of the time).

Second, it's a matter of frequency. There are differences in what it's going to do based on that.

The taser fires a series of pulses. It's really AC in that sense. And that waveform is designed to have the maximum effect of disrupting skeletal muscle. There is enough different with heart muscle that the sweet spot for disrupting heart muscle is way off from skeletal muscle.

But the key is current limit. Too much current and anything is going to fry your ass good.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 12:45 AM (dvuhZ)

737 670 Rhomboid,
Zaca Mesa is foxen canyon road. I know the area well.
What town were you close to when you went by the oil wells?
There are a lot of oil wells around.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:20 AM (egOGm)



I'm thinking Cat Canyon.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

738 I love doing the morning news dump. But I am very happy one is not expected on Saturday never would have had one done

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 12:45 AM (jE7yN)

739 Rhomboid,
I think it is the road to nojoqui falls. I didn't know the name. It's called Old coast Highway off the 101 north of gaviota. Past the bridge.
The only other road around there I've taken is highway 1 to Jalama, but that heads west.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:46 AM (egOGm)

740 CaliGirl thanks - the joy of that area to me is you can just drive any direction and the scenery is great. I've said it before, but it's a very special area.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:46 AM (QDnY+)

741 Rhomboid,
I mean north of the tunnel.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:47 AM (egOGm)

742 Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)
You are familiar with this area too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:48 AM (egOGm)

743 I have never understood electricity.>>>

I used to think that way until I put it to plumbing. You have pressure and a drain. Source vs neutral/ground. I can see in my head the physical way water flows it's the same with electricity. And the ground is the vent making sure it all goes the right direction.

Posted by: Ampere at March 19, 2016 12:49 AM (On7rW)

744 Time for bed here. BOD meeting tomorrow for me, in our little historical society.
Plus it's my evaluation time. Always goes well, just makes me nervous.

You're awake again MH? Seems like you were gone for a bit and just reappeared.

Posted by: Farmer at March 19, 2016 12:49 AM (o/90i)

745 There are old electricians and bold electricians. But there are no old, bold electricians.

I learned my lesson the hard way over the years. Trying to be Macho Man, not worried. That will bite you in the ass pretty quickly. If you survive, you don't do that anymore.

Now, irrational fear is just as bad. Oh the lunatics who do crazy things because they're so scared.

I was going to be Mr. Macho and work something live. Actually took several ooopsies to get that out of my system. One was a nice good high current arc flash in a meter, live off a 25KVA transformer.

I don't think I actually felt a shock, but I was flash-blinded. I had the sense to stay still until my senses returned. Being a big arc welding nut helps with keeping your bowels controlled when bigs arcs are going off.

They quickly melt enough metal to kill themselves. Usually.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 12:50 AM (dvuhZ)

746 Goodnight everyone.
Rest up MH, again wishing you a quick recovery.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:50 AM (egOGm)

747 Gotcha, CaliGirl. I'll write that down and do a map exercise, next time through maybe we'll explore that road.


Dang, you're making me want to hop in the car and go up there now .....

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:51 AM (QDnY+)

748 You do know they sell screwdrivers that check for hot circuits now and pretty cheap IMO
Posted by: Ampere
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Of course. I have a few meters. Amprobe, Fluke, my trusty Klein wiggy. I don't truck non-contact testers.

But sometimes, you just need a quick test and the tool is too far away.
The juice isn't worth the squeeze, if you will.

Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 12:51 AM (BNgss)

749 742 Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)
You are familiar with this area too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 19, 2016 12:48 AM (egOGm)



Went to school at the University of Casual Sun-Bathing. Crawled the county for recreation. Used to dream that I'd make a pile in Silicon Valley and retire there.....now it's learn Silicon-Valley-ish things to do in some other state until I die, because there is no "retire".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 12:52 AM (EzgxV)

750 There are old electricians and bold electricians. But there are no old, bold electricians.

Oldest brother, Solo Basura, is an electrician by trade. He swears by lockout tags that involve actual padlocks.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 12:53 AM (YJmuy)

751 743 I have never understood electricity.>>>

I used to think that way until I put it to plumbing. You have pressure and a drain. Source vs neutral/ground. I can see in my head the physical way water flows it's the same with electricity. And the ground is the vent making sure it all goes the right direction.

Posted by: Ampere at March 19, 2016 12:49 AM (On7rW)



My grandfather would teach it the same way -- capacitors were rubber sheets in the line, and resistors were constricted piping.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 12:53 AM (EzgxV)

752 Yes Cali cthulhuhulhu went to UCSB.


Oh, and cthuhluhullu (it's easier than remembering how to do it correctly), thanks for the beer review.


I'm up to nearly 30 craft breweries visited in SD, and some of the nitro stouts and porters are amazing.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:55 AM (QDnY+)

753 But sometimes, you just need a quick test and the tool is too far away.

The juice isn't worth the squeeze, if you will.>>>

Yeah you're right since I have all the tools but do the touch/brush test too. Just never want to teach it.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 12:57 AM (On7rW)

754 I don't think I actually felt a shock, but I was flash-blinded. I had the sense to stay still until my senses returned. Being a big arc welding nut helps with keeping your bowels controlled when bigs arcs are going off.

They quickly melt enough metal to kill themselves. Usually.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 12:50 AM (dvuhZ)


I saw something pretty awesome once on the electrical panel of a drilling rig. Rigs usually have a generator "shack" (skid-mounted steel building), with one or more panels into which are plugged cables from the other components of the rig. Typically, it's 480 VAC, 60 Hz. The plugs are the size of beer cans, with an aluminum shell, and a threaded locking ring. Four brass pins the size of fat pencils in a bakelite insert.


Anyhow, one of these plugs somehow shorted. There was a brilliant flash at the panel, and a lot of noise, and several bright fireballs shot out, and went bouncing across the lease. They appeared to be the size of ping pong balls. Plasmoids, I guess. They vanished without a trace being left behind. The shell of the plug had a half-inch hole burned through, almost a perfect circle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 12:59 AM (/i7Ua)

755 When I was 15, I went on a 30-day "if this is Tuesday, it must be Belgium" tour of Europe. One of the other guys on the tour was a regional manager of Craftsman parts for Sears. He said that the most common replacements [Craftsman used to replace their tools when broken for any reason whatsoever] were BFS's that high-voltage linemen used for testing the big tower lines before moving their bucket in close. They'd toss 'em to bridge the insulators, and if 80% of them vanished in a flash of light, they'd just swap 'em for new ones at Sears.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 12:59 AM (EzgxV)

756 Rough model of the human body for rough purposes: 1500 Ohm resistor in parallel with a 100 pF capacitor.

Most of that resistance is due to skin. Wet, it can go as low as 500 Ohms or so.

Of course, if you're in nicely ionized arc plasma, things get very different from that.

There are people who survived that. Think of wild skin effect. Ionized path around their body that shunts all the current around them. They have 3rd degree burns all over their body and nearly die from that, but their heart was never disrupted.

And then people killed by very low voltages.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 01:01 AM (dvuhZ)

757 752 Yes Cali cthulhuhulhu went to UCSB.


Oh, and cthuhluhullu (it's easier than remembering how to do it correctly), thanks for the beer review.


I'm up to nearly 30 craft breweries visited in SD, and some of the nitro stouts and porters are amazing.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 19, 2016 12:55 AM (QDnY+)




Just do what everybody else does and say "Cooth".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:02 AM (EzgxV)

758 757 Cthulhu

But that would be ... Uncouth.

Posted by: speedster1 at March 19, 2016 01:07 AM (vUcdz)

759 I have always thought it would be cool to go to where my ancestors came from in Europe (Germany England and Ireland and wherever the Welsh come from). Don't think it will be a pleasurable or enlightening experience anymore.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:07 AM (On7rW)

760 The Welsh come from Wales.

Or as they probably spell it, Wsqpbrgzg.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 01:08 AM (ntObR)

761

But that would be ... Uncouth. UnCooth.

There.


Cth:

Is everything still "go" for tomorrow at 8:45 AM?

Posted by: Arbalest at March 19, 2016 01:09 AM (FlRtG)

762 The Welsh come from Wales.>>>

So I'll need scuba gear?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:10 AM (On7rW)

763 To show the chaotic differences in electrocutions, I know of two guys in the local and a little wider area who were killed by inadvertent contact with the standard 12470Y/7200V distribution system. They, one with an auger, and the other with a long aluminum irrigation pipe, hit a 7200V to ground phase and rode the resulting lightning.

The one with the auger was a charred mess. Coroner basically put the pieces in buckets. He char broiled, internal fluids boiling and spewing all over the place. Luckily a neighbor found him and spared his poor wife from finding that mess. He was in Vietnam and knew the smell of burning flesh and kept her away.

The second guy just keeled over, without a scratch on him. They didn't know what killed him. Investigators noticed the power line nearby, saw the pipe. Arc marks on the pipe and the power line itself, tiny little things, confirmed it.

He was found with a "smile on his face". His wife and family took that to mean he was seeing an angel or Jesus coming. No one who knew had the heart to tell them that was just muscle contraction to due to electrocution likely.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 01:10 AM (dvuhZ)

764 Willy, and to learn to spell words without vowels. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 01:12 AM (ntObR)

765 761

But that would be ... Uncouth. UnCooth.

There.


Cth:

Is everything still "go" for tomorrow at 8:45 AM?

Posted by: Arbalest at March 19, 2016 01:09 AM (FlRtG)



Absolutely. Filled up the gas tank, need to print the directions.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

766 I have always thought it would be cool to go to where my ancestors came from in Europe (Germany England and Ireland and wherever the Welsh come from). Don't think it will be a pleasurable or enlightening experience anymore.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:07 AM (On7rW)


I;m sure it would be fine, as long as you stayed away from towns with large concentrations of muzzie invaders. And the Welsh come from Wales. Basically the northern portion of the peninsula that comprises the southwestern corner of Britain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:13 AM (/i7Ua)

767 718 Is the hard drive also 6 years old?

If so, definitely update to a SSD.


Nope. The drive in question was a SSD I installed 5 months ago. Frankly, I think it's always been defective. Blue Moon randomly crashed the system until I switched to Firefox. That's all past now, have a new drive.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 19, 2016 01:13 AM (N8hFs)

768 Darn nurses cute & talkative they think I'm HO & funny, drugs will do that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 01:13 AM (jE7yN)

769 Or as they probably spell it, Wsqpbrgzg.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 01:08 AM (ntObR)


Cymru, in fact. If I remember it right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:14 AM (/i7Ua)

770 Knowing little about electricity running a welder used to freak me out. How can they get the big sparks and not be on the edge of death.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:14 AM (On7rW)

771 762 The Welsh come from Wales.>>>

So I'll need scuba gear?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:10 AM (On7rW)



You need to re-read the fairy-tale Pinocchio, the Biblical Job, and the relevant statutes for defaulting on a debt. No SCUBA gear is required.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

772 AOP, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 01:15 AM (ntObR)

773

I've printed a couple of maps, and have included the driving directions.

It looks like meeting near Black Angus might be a good choice.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 19, 2016 01:15 AM (FlRtG)

774 And the Welsh come from Wales. Basically the northern portion of the peninsula that comprises the southwestern corner of Britain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:13 AM (/i7Ua)


Yep. The Welsh are some of the indigenous Brits ... but the Saxons named them "Welsh" as it meant "foreigner" or "stranger", which, to the Saxons, they were!

That's some pretty funny stuff, really.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 19, 2016 01:16 AM (zc3Db)

775 'At Stewart Anderson's Black Angus restaurants, yer gonna feel good inside...'

Think I'm the only one left who remembers that jingle.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 01:17 AM (ntObR)

776 768 Darn nurses cute & talkative they think I'm HO & funny, drugs will do that
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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3 dimensions of funny in that one comment.
I do love this place.

Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 01:17 AM (BNgss)

777 MisHum your here, that surprised me.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 01:18 AM (fizMZ)

778 773

I've printed a couple of maps, and have included the driving directions.

It looks like meeting near Black Angus might be a good choice.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 19, 2016 01:15 AM (FlRtG)



I'll have a GPS, but I'm not sure it'll be useful. BTW -- did you look into the site? It seems like it would be a fun group to hang with if any of them were going to be around.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:19 AM (EzgxV)

779 My grandfather would teach it the same way -- capacitors were rubber sheets in the line, and resistors were constricted piping.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 12:53 AM (EzgxV)


What're inductors in that model?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 19, 2016 01:22 AM (1D4Ef)

780 Wonder if Angus Young ever ate at Black Angus.

And on that note, goodnight all, thanks for the great chat, and happy weekend!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2016 01:22 AM (ntObR)

781 Watching Formula 1 qualifying, they had to screw with the format and couldn't leave well enough alone. Instead of 3 periods ending at time restraint now periodically a car will get yanked within the sesson.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 01:23 AM (fizMZ)

782 Knowing little about electricity running a welder used to freak me out. How can they get the big sparks and not be on the edge of death.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:14 AM (On7rW)


Pro welders generally wear leather gloves, and have insulating boots, and leather leggings/jacket as well. The coating on the electrodes is usually a pretty fair insulator, so if you handle the electrode by its coating, and don't touch the work while changing electrodes, you won't feel a thing, even bare-handed.


And typical open-circuit voltage for most small AC/dc welders is under 100 volts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:23 AM (/i7Ua)

783 I should probably learn to use this webcam thing. I could make videos extolling the greatness of not getting any drinks, and people would be like, "If that is what I look like after too many drinks, I am ready to write a check!"

It's a matter of finding the right market, and not dying too much.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 19, 2016 01:24 AM (AroJD)

784 What're inductors in that model?>>>

A radiator?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:24 AM (On7rW)

785 I wonder if Angus Young like veal

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 01:26 AM (fizMZ)

786 Chi, I am dying to learn the results from your early appointment, but I'm currently in a giddy state of distraction. The fiancee and I visited the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, and then two quilt stores on a "shop-hop", today.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:26 AM (EzgxV)

787
The general opinion was that there should be a lot of people there, not just the club.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 19, 2016 01:28 AM (FlRtG)

788 779 My grandfather would teach it the same way -- capacitors were rubber sheets in the line, and resistors were constricted piping.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 12:53 AM (EzgxV)

What're inductors in that model?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 19, 2016 01:22 AM (1D4Ef)



I'm sure he said something, but this was -- sadly -- 40 years ago.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:28 AM (EzgxV)

789
783 I should probably learn to use this webcam thing. I could make videos extolling the greatness of not getting any drinks, and people would be like, "If that is what I look like after too many drinks, I am ready to write a check!"

It's a matter of finding the right market, and not dying too much.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 19, 2016 01:24 AM (AroJD)


Once your webcam works, the Chicoms can start monitoring it.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

790 Pro welders generally wear leather gloves, and have insulating boots, and leather leggings/jacket as well. The coating
on the electrodes is usually a pretty fair insulator, so if you handle
the electrode by its coating, and don't touch the work while changing
electrodes, you won't feel a thing, even bare-handed.
>>>

I wear the gear for sparks. But have laid my bare hand on the metal table and not felt a thing. Easiest path may be the saving grace because I'm not a better ground. But with all the welding going on it's odd it is not more dangerous.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:30 AM (On7rW)

791 787
The general opinion was that there should be a lot of people there, not just the club.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 19, 2016 01:28 AM (FlRtG)




Hmmm....(1) Parking could bet Teh Suckage; (2) could be a fun after-meeting just hanging out.....though the standard pizza would be wailing its siren's song.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

792 What're inductors in that model?>>>

The example is for wiring and fixing house shit. No inductors i the walls.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:33 AM (On7rW)

793 What're inductors in that model?>>>

A radiator?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:24 AM (On7rW)


That took some thinking. My guess: a capacitor would be comparable to an accumulator (like the pressure tank in a well water system, where fluid is introduced into a vessel with a rubber bladder, backed up by compressed air, also used in hydraulic systems). An inductor would be more like a standpipe, open to the atmosphere, with a column of fluid in it.


But both analogies are imperfect. Interestingly enough, the equations for ground water flow through a permeable medium are almost exactly the same in form as those for the flow of electric current in a resistive medium.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:33 AM (/i7Ua)

794 786 Chi, I am dying to learn the results from your early appointment, but I'm currently in a giddy state of distraction.
----
It was a "hurry up and wait" thing. New appt is Friday morning. That will be 5he important one.


The fiancee and I visited the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, and then two quilt stores on a "shop-hop", today.
Posted by: cthulhu
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You know how I know you're gay?

*it's a pop-culture reference, but just trust me - it's funny.

Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 01:34 AM (BNgss)

795
(1) Parking could bet Teh Suckage


We learn the answer tomorrow.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 19, 2016 01:35 AM (FlRtG)

796 same thing. Changed it Dow to only the HD. Seems to be the boot sequence outrunning the computer itself. Why? Who knows?
Posted by: Weirddave at March 19, 2016 12:33 AM (hOD4w)


Sounds like it.

For the why, there's a certain period of time between applying power to a circuit and the circuit running correctly.

I'd wonder if the power supply is beefy enough for the hardware it's powering. A computer uses a certain number of DC voltages, and if there's too much hardware using one voltage, you will see weird behavior because the power on transient is slower than what the hardware is designed for.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 19, 2016 01:36 AM (1D4Ef)

797 Marriage & quilts.

A nice suit
A nice dress
An agreed upon minister
An agreed amount of people you're die.
Fun, legal and reasonable

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2016 01:38 AM (jE7yN)

798 An agreed amount of people you're die.>>>

?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:39 AM (On7rW)

799 Mechanical analogy: Resistance = friction. Capacitance = spring (inverse spring actually, capacitance goes as inverse spring constant). Inductance = mass/inertia.

If you want the math, the basis simple diff eqs, C = cap. L = inductance, R = resistance. ANd if you don't know what V and I are, this will be meaningless anyway.

I = C * dV/dt, V= L*dI/dt, and V = IR.

All of circuit theory comes down to that. Now, if you want to get serious, you know circuit theory is just an approximation, and field theory is where it's at. That requires some vector calculus. But it's all elementary, my dear Watson.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 01:39 AM (dvuhZ)

800 That took some thinking. My guess: a capacitor would be comparable to an accumulator (like the pressure tank in a well water system, where fluid is introduced into a vessel with a rubber bladder, backed up by compressed air, also used in hydraulic systems). An inductor would be more like a standpipe, open to the atmosphere, with a column of fluid in it.

But both analogies are imperfect. Interestingly enough, the equations for ground water flow through a permeable medium are almost exactly the same in form as those for the flow of electric current in a resistive medium.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:33 AM (/i7Ua)


Is there something like a flywheel for water piping?

I guess a large pipe carrying a large volume of water would have some sort of inductance to it - it's resistant to changing the flow rate.

Sort of like how wire actually has resistance, capacitance and inductance ... though you don't have to deal with the latter two much until you get down to cutting edge tiny circuits.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 19, 2016 01:40 AM (1D4Ef)

801 Is there something like a flywheel for water piping?
>>>

A pressure tank.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:42 AM (On7rW)

802 I wear the gear for sparks. But have laid my bare hand on the metal table and not felt a thing. Easiest path may be the saving grace because I'm not a better ground. But with all the welding going on it's odd it is not more dangerous.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:30 AM (On7rW)


The welding table is probably well grounded. And "ground" on a welder is probably not many volts off "neutral" in the line. And the hot lead might have 75 volts on it. Could 75 volts kill you? With the current capacity of the welder, absolutely. But you'd have to have the juice enter one arm, and exit the opposite leg, to get a good jolt to your heart. And both entry and exit points would have to have a damn good low-resistance contact between your skin and the juice; a casual brush against a "hot" stinger won't do it.


I am in no way a good welder, but I love doing it. It's like having a tiger in your hand.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:42 AM (/i7Ua)

803 Both of the new Haas team cars were put out quick.

I'm a carpenter, for the many years I worked for a general contractor I saw welders get burned often.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 01:43 AM (fizMZ)

804 Sort of like how wire actually has resistance, capacitance and
inductance ... though you don't have to deal with the latter two much
until you get down to cutting edge tiny circuits.>>>

Oh you sure have to deal with this in normal life. Your stove has way bigger wires than your phone.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:44 AM (On7rW)

805 I'm a carpenter, for the many years I worked for a general contractor I saw welders get burned often.>>>

By electricity or molten metal?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:45 AM (On7rW)

806 799 Mechanical analogy: Resistance = friction. Capacitance = spring (inverse spring actually, capacitance goes as inverse spring constant). Inductance = mass/inertia.

If you want the math, the basis simple diff eqs, C = cap. L = inductance, R = resistance. ANd if you don't know what V and I are, this will be meaningless anyway.

I = C * dV/dt, V= L*dI/dt, and V = IR.

All of circuit theory comes down to that. Now, if you want to get serious, you know circuit theory is just an approximation, and field theory is where it's at. That requires some vector calculus. But it's all elementary, my dear Watson.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 01:39 AM (dvuhZ)




Oooh, that fires a neuron or two -- inductance might have been a tee with an open pipe going up. I just don't recall clearly.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:46 AM (EzgxV)

807 I'd wonder if the power supply is beefy enough for the hardware it's powering. A computer uses a certain number of DC voltages, and if there's too much hardware using one voltage, you will see weird behavior because the power on transient is slower than what the hardware is designed for.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 19, 2016 01:36 AM (1D4Ef)


I suggested to WD last night that his power supply may have issues. My last PC crash was due to the PS losing its 12 volt output, which spins the disc in the HD. On boot, BIOS said, "no HD detected".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:46 AM (/i7Ua)

808 Molten metal, I often had to cut steel as we had our own cutting torch set. Playing with hot metal you get burned.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 01:48 AM (fizMZ)

809 8 minutes left in Q3, Hammy has been on top the whole way so far.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 01:49 AM (fizMZ)

810 Just with my own little experiments over the years, it takes above 40VAC between hands for me to start to feel a tingle. Some people are very sensitive. ONce a neighbor woman was detecting a shock from her refrigerator when she touched it an something grounded.

It was the tiny leakage current from the motor -- the thing was plugged in an ungrounded outlet and the case was thus floating. I didn't believe it until I tested her with my meter. I even lied to her, telling it was off when it was on, or vice versa and she knew which was which.

Cows are damn sensitive as well. Just a few volts AC and they will get distressed. Milk production can suffer.

Now when sweaty I've got a nice little tingle from a 70VAC open circuit AC buzz box welder.

Another crazy thing when I was using my fancy ESAB MIG machine, which has a DC stick mode. It's a fancy inverter.

I was welding something big, hot and sweaty, dripping with sweat. Somehow I had to take my gloves off and loaded a new stick in before I put the glove back on.

I got the craziest sensation. It was "tingling the fillings in my teeth" sort of sensation, with the weird metallic taste sensation.

After some investigation what that likely was was this. The inverter circuitry has a high frequency PWM system there. Some of that high frequency leaks out on the output, especially no-load, and that HF shit was doing it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 01:50 AM (dvuhZ)

811 Molten metal, I often had to cut steel as we had our own cutting torch set. Playing with hot metal you get burned.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 01:48 AM (fizMZ)


Most of my socks, including the ones on my feet now, have holes where slag has landed. And my feet have corresponding little burn scars. But never, so far, any that required medical attention.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:51 AM (/i7Ua)

812 They pulled two cars in Q3 already down to 8 as before all 10 were in until the end.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 01:51 AM (fizMZ)

813 Most of my welding has been in the field no table no gloves eyes shut. Generator hooked to a welder something in all this must have kept me alive. It is likely the ground clamp.

Oh and I am probably drunk so sorry if I've been offensive tonight since that is my natural state.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:52 AM (On7rW)

814 I suggested to WD last night that his power supply may have issues. My last PC crash was due to the PS losing its 12 volt output, which spins the disc in the HD. On boot, BIOS said, "no HD detected".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:46 AM (/i7Ua)


A gaming PC is particularly likely to encounter this, due to use of power hungry gaming hardware.

It depends on the skill of the builder if they spec'd the right size power supply given the hardware.

Also, power supplies will degrade over time, so something that was just sufficient when brand new may become marginal after 5~10 years of operation.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 19, 2016 01:53 AM (1D4Ef)

815 After some investigation what that likely was was this. The inverter circuitry has a high frequency PWM system there. Some of that high frequency leaks out on the output, especially no-load, and that HF shit was doing it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 01:50 AM (dvuhZ)


I have gotten a tingle from a 12 volt car battery. And worked on a Jeep once with a 24 volt system. Definite, unpleasant tingles there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:54 AM (/i7Ua)

816 Saw a electrician get blown off a ladder once by a circuit that he thought wasn't on, he just got back up and after screaming at whatever idiot left it on and went back to work.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 01:55 AM (fizMZ)

817 Cooth,

Pressure = voltage, flow rate (gpm) = current. For inductance you want something that gives back pressure against a change in flow.

The inertia of the fluid itself is the biggest thing that gives that effect.

Luckily, electrons are very light. They are what "moves" and flows in most things. Now, if it were protons that were moving to carry the current, then a significant amount of the mass of the conductor would be moving, just like water in a pipe.

You would get these inertial effects with electric currents! But as it, it is the magnetic regime, the inductance, that gives the most noticeable inertia like effect with electric systems.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 01:56 AM (dvuhZ)

818 810 Just with my own little experiments over the years, it takes above 40VAC between hands for me to start to feel a tingle. Some people are very sensitive. ONce a neighbor woman was detecting a shock from her refrigerator when she touched it an something grounded.

It was the tiny leakage current from the motor -- the thing was plugged in an ungrounded outlet and the case was thus floating. I didn't believe it until I tested her with my meter. I even lied to her, telling it was off when it was on, or vice versa and she knew which was which.

Cows are damn sensitive as well. Just a few volts AC and they will get distressed. Milk production can suffer.

Now when sweaty I've got a nice little tingle from a 70VAC open circuit AC buzz box welder.

Another crazy thing when I was using my fancy ESAB MIG machine, which has a DC stick mode. It's a fancy inverter.

I was welding something big, hot and sweaty, dripping with sweat. Somehow I had to take my gloves off and loaded a new stick in before I put the glove back on.

I got the craziest sensation. It was "tingling the fillings in my teeth" sort of sensation, with the weird metallic taste sensation.

After some investigation what that likely was was this. The inverter circuitry has a high frequency PWM system there. Some of that high frequency leaks out on the output, especially no-load, and that HF shit was doing it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 19, 2016 01:50 AM (dvuhZ)



At one point, we were rolling around carts with 16 video modulators and 15 video demodulators, along with a combiner or splitter -- and we were getting complaints from some sensitive individuals of a "tingle" when they were handling certain carts. We spent DAYS tracking that crap down.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 19, 2016 01:56 AM (EzgxV)

819 Oh and I am probably drunk so sorry if I've been offensive tonight since that is my natural state.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:52 AM (On7rW)


Hell no, Willy. I am about drunk, too. You don't want to know how many times I have hit the backspace key tonight.


Good news. I am about done with the framing for my outside walls here at Casa de Peon in Arizona. Windows are all in place. Will start nailing up siding tomorrow. Well, screwing up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 01:57 AM (/i7Ua)

820 Alberta Oil Peon- what percentage have you completed on it?

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 02:00 AM (fizMZ)

821 Good news. I am about done with the framing for my outside walls here at
Casa de Peon in Arizona. Windows are all in place. Will start nailing
up siding tomorrow. Well, screwing up.>>>

Building real things that other people will see always is the most stressful. All your critics will be Plumb and Bob.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 02:00 AM (On7rW)

822 Good news. I am about done with the framing for my
outside walls here at Casa de Peon in Arizona. Windows are all in place.
Will start nailing up siding tomorrow. Well, screwing up.


When's the housewarming party?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 02:01 AM (YJmuy)

823 Heh, speaking of electrical voodoo ...

Was working on a computer system in a rack. Lots of hardware with exotic power needs, like 48V, 3-phase power, in addition to the standard 3.3V, 5V, 12V. .

There was a special power supply for the 3-phase at the bottom of the rack.

When it came time to test the 3-phase power ... I noticed that touching a particular screw would give a strong tingle.

I let the senior engineer know, and not trusting the judgement of the new guy, he walks over and just grabs the trouble spot.

"SON OF A BITCH!"

No, it shouldn't have been doing that, but we also never figured out how to fix it. It was only a particular screw, and various other metal pieces that were touching the supply didn't have the effect.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 19, 2016 02:04 AM (1D4Ef)

824 I have to try to get more shut eye, be back soon.
Sleep tight night shift.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 02:04 AM (fizMZ)

825 The thing my dads dad taught him and eventually what I was taught. Nails are cheap and don't bother if you can't be proud of what you have made.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 02:05 AM (On7rW)

826 819 Oh and I am probably drunk so sorry if I've been offensive tonight since that is my natural state.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 01:52 AM (On7rW)

Hell no, Willy. I am about drunk, too. You don't want to know how many times I have hit the backspace key.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------------------

I was thinking the same thing. I didn't see any drunkeness. I'm in a good mood, and caught a nice buzz myself.
I appreciate the kind kind words, myself.

Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 02:09 AM (BNgss)

827 Alberta Oil Peon- what percentage have you completed on it?

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 02:00 AM (fizMZ)
Good news. I am about done with the framing for my outside walls here at
Casa de Peon in Arizona. Windows are all in place. Will start nailing
up siding tomorrow. Well, screwing up.>>>

Building real things that other people will see always is the most stressful. All your critics will be Plumb and Bob.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 02:00 AM (On7rW)


I'm guessing I am about 75% done the exterior walls. There are interior walls and wiring and plumbing to do yet. 13 sheets of T111 to hang.


My walls are mostly straight and plumb. The existing structure, to which they must fit, not so much. So compromises had to be made. The windows be level, at least. The door is plumb, the wall it is in leans out at the top. So there is an angular disconformity, as the geologist in me would describe it. A nice hardwood casing will hide it, methinks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 02:09 AM (/i7Ua)

828 My walls are mostly straight and plumb. The existing structure, to which
they must fit, not so much. So compromises had to be made. The windows
be level, at least. The door is plumb, the wall it is in leans out at
the top. So there is an angular disconformity, as the geologist in me
would describe it. A nice hardwood casing will hide it, methinks.>>>

Yeah the worst critic is always the guy that built it. I am glad I didn't tile the bathroom at my current house. I always see the minor imperfections no one else notices. And having to sit on the can going over a reasonable tile job sucks.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 02:16 AM (On7rW)

829 The thing my dads dad taught him and eventually what I was taught. Nails are cheap and don't bother if you can't be proud of what you have made.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 02:05 AM (On7rW)


I am using mostly screws. Robertson head screws, #8 by 3", brought from Canada. But truth be told, they aren't very good ones, made in Taiwan, and the sockets aren't spec. Fit the driver badly. Good Robertson (square socket) screws fit the driver so well, you can peg one on the driver, and shoot it in one handed with a power screwdriver while standing on one foot, with your other arm wrapped around the previous stud.


But I have used a few nails for places where the nailed joint is subject to shear or tensile stress.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 02:17 AM (/i7Ua)

830 Damn! isn't subject

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 02:17 AM (/i7Ua)

831 I tend to use way more screws than nails now that I have battery powered
tools to do the job. Just the big building jobs I was involved in were
30 years ago where an idiot with a hammer was all anyone cared about.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 02:25 AM (On7rW)

832 The existing structure, to which they must fit, not so much.

Sorry to hear your house was built by the same team that built mine.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 02:26 AM (YJmuy)

833 It is interesting that as the tools for building houses improve. The quality of square, plumb and hidden stuff behind the plaster devolves.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 02:29 AM (On7rW)

834 Night all.

Here is "Loving You" by Iron Claw:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFT0_S5_zEM

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 19, 2016 02:29 AM (vBeA5)

835 It is interesting that as the tools for building houses improve. The
quality of square, plumb and hidden stuff behind the plaster devolves.


So does the English skills of the wielders of the tools.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 02:40 AM (YJmuy)

836 A little music for the current political season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMYSWiPm7E0

Blue Oyster Cult Don't Fear The Reaper

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 02:40 AM (On7rW)

837 Well, T.U. time for teddy bears. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 19, 2016 02:42 AM (/i7Ua)

838 Well shit I'll fill some space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3A4VXmc5qA

ZZtop La Grange

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 02:49 AM (On7rW)

839 The 1980s in music video form.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89McWFENTs

ZZ Top Velcro Fly

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 03:00 AM (On7rW)

840 Is something broke where only I can post?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 03:07 AM (On7rW)

841 First

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 03:10 AM (On7rW)

842 Naw. You are just the only one awake. Give me a few minutes and I might be too.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 19, 2016 03:13 AM (WVsWD)

843 Is something broke where only I can post?

Nah, we're just off looking at other stuff. I'm searching for a microwave door handle replacement, ferinstance.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 03:13 AM (YJmuy)

844 Clock on the wall that I'm to lazy to change said it was an hour earlier.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 03:16 AM (On7rW)

845 Nah, we're just off looking at other stuff. I'm searching for a microwave door handle replacement, ferinstance.>>>

Superglue and a deer horn?

Or a better JB weld putty and any handle your wife likes.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 03:19 AM (On7rW)

846 Superglue and a deer horn?
Or a better JB weld putty and any handle your wife likes.


Heh, those are good suggestions.

I was able to find what I was after, and only paid ten times what it cost to produce the part originally.

Yay custom injection molded plastic!




Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 03:24 AM (YJmuy)

847 Bad to the Bone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9bOsdHckhg

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 03:26 AM (On7rW)

848 Odd thing about Recycling centers they don't let the public come and pick for parts. It's like the don't know what the word recycling means.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 19, 2016 03:31 AM (On7rW)

849 "Odd thing about Recycling centers they don't let the public come and pick for parts. It's like the don't know what the word recycling means."

They could but for one thing. Liability. I've asked. The local ones would love to let people pic through their stuff but insurance is too expensive.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 19, 2016 03:34 AM (WVsWD)

850 What do you want from life?

https://youtu.be/Fgjfi1DU1mQ (sfw)

G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2016 03:36 AM (YJmuy)

851 115 Posted by: CDR M at March 18, 2016 09:34 PM (McoS+)

I looked A friend looked for the unpixellated version, but couldn't find it.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2016 09:38 PM (Zu3d9)

You mean this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO7o1TQ9UG8

Posted by: bill-o at March 19, 2016 03:55 AM (AWwDY)

852 Slow, slow morning.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 19, 2016 04:38 AM (WVsWD)

853 852 Slow, slow morning.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois
-----------
Yes, it is. Alas, sleep is fleeting...

Posted by: Chi at March 19, 2016 04:40 AM (BNgss)

854 "Yes, it is. Alas, sleep is fleeting..."

Insomnia?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 19, 2016 04:46 AM (WVsWD)

855 I'll take 3 of the BAR's at $319 each please, and a pallet of ammo. Yes, mine is the white F-150 in front. Tell the guy with the forklift don't bend my toolbox loading the pallet. See you next week.

Posted by: Eromero at March 19, 2016 04:51 AM (zLDYs)

856 Up for real now, maybe.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 04:53 AM (fizMZ)

857 Didn't see any Japanese weapons on it, not worth the asking price then?

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2016 04:56 AM (fizMZ)

858 Good morning horde

Good morning back at ya. 60% chance of rain today, other than that life is good.

Posted by: Panhandler at March 19, 2016 04:56 AM (ILwW3)

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