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Overnight Open Thread (25 Mar 2016)

Good question. Why do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (and a host of many, many others that show up on the tube after an attack) believe they know more about Islam than Muslim clerics?

Standing vs Sitting

I pretty much go with whatever is comfortable. Standing can also be bad for you, says scientist studying desk set-up.

F-35 Backup Plan

It wont' be cheap. The Pentagon's emergency plan if the F-35 doesn't work.

Experimenting

Probably wise to do this one outside.

Unusual Car Crash Causes

5 weird things that caused car crashes.

Swatting a spider is not a good enough reason to let go of a steering wheel on a highway, as one 17-year-old girl in Kansas learned. Eleven people were taken to the hospital after her car crossed the center line and slammed into a Jeep head-on.

What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?

Dude?

I'm just gonna say that I wouldn't hang around this dude. American who survived Brussels, Paris and Boston terror attack says he's 'lucky'. No shit.

Dogs vs Broccoli

Video Games

Oh pulease. If one reads the headlines, it's pretty much Muslim bad guys wreaking havoc in the world. How video games perpetuate Muslim stereotypes. Who are they going to use? The Amish?

BTW, you can now download a free copy of EA's Medal Of Honor: Pacific Assault on Origin.

Make Your Own Bow & Arrow

Using primitive tools.

Dogs

Dogs may be the best line of defense against subway attacks. Well, there are other lines of defense that will work better but they aren't exactly PC.

Vapor wake dogs cost about $49,000 each and are licensed for a year, after which they are retrained to account for terrorists' changing tactics.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by top 10 best-looking American planes (the included assessments are pretty funny and I can't believe the F-4 and F-14 didn't make this list):

Top dog image via

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1 Woot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 09:17 PM (voOPb)

2 Death Ray To Be Shut Down For Not Outputting Enough Energy

It turns out the atomic powered bird-slaughtering death ray just doesn't output enough energy, and my be shut down.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11381

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 25, 2016 09:17 PM (vBeA5)

3 Woot woot ONT. Looks good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 09:17 PM (voOPb)

4 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 25, 2016 09:18 PM (KCxzN)

5 I need a quarter pound of cannabutter for oatmeal raisin cookies.

The store is still open. BRB.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 25, 2016 09:19 PM (U6f54)

6 Accidents? Well a year ago I had a sneezing spell and got into shoulder of road and sucked into a very deep snow filled ditch. I was in the middle of no where headed to the lake. Verizon road side assistance is pretty good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 09:20 PM (voOPb)

7 They drink a boat load of cool aid out of lead cups.

Daily.



Posted by: Ralph at March 25, 2016 09:22 PM (kaCWe)

8 For goodness sakes, cut the red wire under that dog before it's too late

Posted by: derit at March 25, 2016 09:22 PM (OC+TJ)

9 That poor guy who was at all those attacks. But at least he didn't cause all the mayhem like Jamie gorelick, mistress of disaster.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 09:22 PM (egOGm)

10 Dog Day Afternoon

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:22 PM (wB8Tg)

11 NINE!

...so there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:22 PM (OQ9R7)

12 Oh, well.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:23 PM (OQ9R7)

13 Why F-35 suppliers are spread out so much - bitter lesson learned from the B-2 program. With that many states involved, you ensure 90 Senators and hundreds of Reps will always vote for a gold plated turd because of that sweet money

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:23 PM (XXJ2r)

14 Death Ray To Be Shut Down For Not Outputting Enough Energy

It turns out the atomic powered bird-slaughtering death ray just doesn't output enough energy, and my be shut down.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11381
Posted by: The Political Hat


Why it's almost as if solar power plants can't prosper without taxpayer bilking funding?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 09:24 PM (A/3fN)

15 I'm just gonna say that I wouldn't hang around this dude. American who survived Brussels, Paris and Boston terror attack says he's 'lucky'. No shit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4lTMOmH8Dw

(Yeah, The Fragile was too long by half... still.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 09:25 PM (6FqZa)

16 Hola. amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 09:26 PM (EzgxV)

17 "Why it's almost as if solar power plants can't prosper without taxpayer bilking funding?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 09:24 PM (A/3fN)

...but China will be ahead of us if they don't copiously waste our money.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:27 PM (OQ9R7)

18 I am watching Bill Maher. Only because he is talking about Islam.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 25, 2016 09:28 PM (zOTsN)

19 >>>...but China will be ahead of us if they don't copiously waste our money.


Have to put all of those single men to work.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 09:28 PM (voOPb)

20 The "Purtiest American Airplanes" list is totes WRONG...no F-15, no F-4, no A-4??
And the F35 is a garbage can. Believe me. Totally a prima donna piece of crap money pit.

In my humble opinion, of course.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 25, 2016 09:28 PM (9n14Y)

21 Very nice ONT CDR M. Thanks.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2016 09:29 PM (u82oZ)

22 I am watching Bill Maher. Only because he is talking about Islam.

When it's seven minutes past Muhammad, that's when the stopped clock starts ringing the correct alarm.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 09:30 PM (6FqZa)

23 "It turns out the atomic powered bird-slaughtering death ray just doesn't output enough energy, and my be shut down."

They will never ever admit the thing doesn't actually work. Too many of Commiefornia's sacred cows would be slaughtered. There are political bigwigs in Sackamanura and technoligarchs in the Valley who have reputations and egoes on the line.

I will bet that instead it will discreetly sprout an "auxiliary" plant off to one side. Powered by fossil fuel. The "auxiliary" plant will account for the majority of the actual plant output.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 25, 2016 09:30 PM (noWW6)

24 Howdy.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:30 PM (9ym/8)

25 The F9F Panther and the B58 are certainly in the top 10 best looking planes. Monogram made the Panther and I think Revell made the B58.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 25, 2016 09:30 PM (/WPPJ)

26 Yes, awesome ONT, CDR M. I actually read (most of) the content tonight...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 25, 2016 09:30 PM (9n14Y)

27 McDonnell XP-67 'Moonbat'

I think I see why some find it aesthetic. Though, the nacells look a tad bloated the more I look at it.

Northrop YB-35

You have to admire test pilots who walked up to a plane and thought, "I'm supposed to fly a bomber with four props inserted up its ass? Well, ok."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 09:30 PM (A/3fN)

28 Well when a guy likes a plane named Moonbat, well yes his criteria is suspect.

And the P-51 does photograph ugly when you snap a side picture where the trailing edge of the wing hides the radiator intake, gives the Mustang a paunch.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:30 PM (XXJ2r)

29 Why do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (and a host of many, many others that show up on the tube after an attack) believe they know more about Islam than Muslim clerics

hussein obama knows more because he was born to a muslim father, raised by a muslim stepfather in the largest muslim nation in the world as a muslim.

That said, Barky is lying out of his ass about islam because he hates America and the West and, as dumb as he is, he still knows that he has to.

As to Shrillary, she's just a pathetic joke.

Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair at March 25, 2016 09:31 PM (zc3Db)

30 We have always been at war with Broccoli.

Posted by: Dogs at March 25, 2016 09:32 PM (OQ9R7)

31 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2016 09:33 PM (YJmuy)

32 I was once almost hit head-on by a soccer mom going WAAYYY too fast in an SUV while trying to text. I kept waiting for her to get back into her lane and she kept not doing it. She looked up and swerved back into her lane just as I was punching the horn. Like the commercial says: No message is worth killing somebody. Especially me.

Posted by: joncelli at March 25, 2016 09:33 PM (1FhAQ)

33 And the P-51 does photograph ugly when you snap a side picture where the trailing edge of the wing hides the radiator intake, gives the Mustang a paunch.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:30 PM (XXJ2r)

I think the P-51 is awesome looking. All business. And that was back when a fighter pilot had to FLY, no advanced avionics or Bitchin' Betty to tell him what to do.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 25, 2016 09:33 PM (9n14Y)

34 Kitty Hawk makes a 1/48 F9F-8 Cougar
http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/kth80127.htm

Revell/Monogram did build a B-58 kit, a bit hard to find now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:34 PM (XXJ2r)

35 The top 10 airplanes list was basically made by someone who is really, really old.

That's some Original Buck Rogers stylin' there.

I think they only included the Blackbird because they knew they'd look a fool if they didn't.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:34 PM (wB8Tg)

36 What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?

When i was 17 i hit a car parked on the side of the road.

In my defense, the girl that owned the car i hit was standing next to it wearing the best pair of short shorts ever.

When i told my folks about it , Dad just laughed and said "drove toward where you were looking, right?"

Posted by: tbodie at March 25, 2016 09:34 PM (7imgO)

37 Because this was "willowed" and I really mean it (since I have no friends in meat space):

And I want to say I love you all because you help me cope with life (even the asses and trolls) . All of you help me put things in perspective, some of you give me incredible advice (and Irish "things to see"), and I say a prayer for you all at this holy time (especially Ace for letting us be here).
Happy Easter! He is risen!

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 09:35 PM (epLS9)

38 Maybe the F-35 will turn out to be really good at delivering pizzas.

Posted by: eman at March 25, 2016 09:35 PM (MQEz6)

39 Speaking of moonbats...

Posted by: Had we but world enough and time... at March 25, 2016 09:36 PM (J3UIw)

40 Happy Easter, Brunnhilde!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:36 PM (wB8Tg)

41 I think they only included the Blackbird because they knew they'd look a fool if they didn't.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:34 PM (wB8Tg)

And even the Blackbird is really, really old, in aircraft years anyway. We had 'em when I was stationed on Okinawa 35 years ago, and they'd been in use for a while even then.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 25, 2016 09:36 PM (9n14Y)

42 We have always been at war with Broccoli.
Posted by: Dogs at March 25, 2016 09:32 PM (OQ9R7)

I suggest calling a truce. Broccoli will counteract estrogen and enhance male libido.

A friend swears this is true.

Posted by: tbodie at March 25, 2016 09:36 PM (7imgO)

43 Merovign, you want really out there styling

http://www.arcair.com/Gal2/1601-1700/Gal1665-Flying-Pancakes-Bigey/00.shtm

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:37 PM (XXJ2r)

44 -Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 09:35 PM (epLS9)

How very sweet. Happy Easter, Brunhilde.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:37 PM (OQ9R7)

45 Dogs are stupid. It's confirmed. Except for that bomb-y doggie, who gets kudos for being smart. But other than that, dogs droooool and cats roooooole.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:37 PM (pUDQf)

46 We haven't done an invasion in 13 years.

Getting kinda itchy.

Posted by: eman at March 25, 2016 09:37 PM (MQEz6)

47 34, thanks Anna Puma for the link. Never knew about those guys. My B58 suffered severe damage from a power dive off the garage roof...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 25, 2016 09:37 PM (/WPPJ)

48 Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 09:35 PM (epLS9)

Happy Easter to you, too, Brunnhilde!!

Posted by: antisocialist at March 25, 2016 09:37 PM (9n14Y)

49 >>As to Shrillary, she's just a pathetic joke.

*ahem*

I've been teaching all the peaceful ways of Islam for the past 20 years.
Intensive instruction only a "body (wo)man" can provide, IYKWIMAITYD.
Notice how she now pronounces it MOOSE-lim instead of MUZZ-lum?
You're welcome!

Posted by: Muslim Brotherhood-connected Huma Abedin at March 25, 2016 09:37 PM (NOIQH)

50 Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 09:35 PM (epLS9)
Happy Easter to you! Your Italian feast sounds wonderful.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 09:38 PM (egOGm)

51 That's not "the Pentagon's" plan, it's the idle musings of some jackhole on the Internet.

(And we saw it already this week.)

Posted by: define "doesn't work" at March 25, 2016 09:38 PM (iAL7a)

52 ..."A friend swears this is true."
-Posted by: tbodie at March 25, 2016 09:36 PM (7___O)

I'm not sure about it, but I love broccoli.
...and cauliflower.
...and brussels sprouts.

...but not spinach. You can take that to Hell and tell 'em I'm comin' for the man what did that to us.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:39 PM (OQ9R7)

53 Skookumchuk, some nostalgia then

http://www.arcair.com/Gal2/1601-1700/Gal1663-B-58-Doll/00.shtm

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:39 PM (XXJ2r)

54 "We had 'em when I was stationed on Okinawa 35 years ago, and they'd been in use for a while even then."


First flew in 1964.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:39 PM (9ym/8)

55 35 The top 10 airplanes list was basically made by someone who is really, really old.

That's some Original Buck Rogers stylin' there.

I think they only included the Blackbird because they knew they'd look a fool if they didn't.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:34 PM (wB8Tg)



I recently sat in the cockpit of a Blackbird.



It was the only remaining piece of a crashed one. It's in the Seattle Museum of Flight.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 09:40 PM (EzgxV)

56 Solar is not really a reliable renewable energy source.

Few places to site them. Expensive for either type (solar concentrator steam or solar celled)

Very expensive initial outlay. Solar cells are not cheap per kw. and concentrators have to have well made mirrors and aiming systems.

But it's mainly that the sun doesn't shine for half a day.

Solar would be and is good for space powering as they can be sited where they receive solar energy 24/7.

This is why demand type energy creation is more efficient.

When are we finally going to change the nuclear energy model, build smaller plants and put them all over.

I guess when someone finally realizes we're going to go extinct if we don't.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 09:40 PM (Xo1Rt)

57 I once succesfully defended a car crash using the "cresent wrench defense". The witness said the deceased passenger hit the driver over the head with a crescent wrench before the truck when through the stop sign.

Posted by: tmitsss at March 25, 2016 09:40 PM (L0IIq)

58 "I'm not sure about it, but I love broccoli.
...and cauliflower. "


Broccoli and cauliflower I'm with you. Love the pickled hot cauliflower that comes in jars with peppers, onions, and, jalapenos.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:41 PM (9ym/8)

59 Bullshit list. No F-4U Corsair.

Posted by: Pappy Bouyington at March 25, 2016 09:41 PM (kTF2Z)

60 53, Anna - love the aluminum foil treatment. I did that on an SR71 to show it without the paint and it didn't turn out half bad, though not as good as the B58 in the picture.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 25, 2016 09:41 PM (/WPPJ)

61 Hooooorde!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 25, 2016 09:41 PM (GEICT)

62 Time for Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 09:41 PM (VdICR)

63 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:39 PM (OQ9R7)

Hush your spinach hole. Spinach is delish. Some pepper and hot sauce. Popeyeeeeee!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:41 PM (pUDQf)

64 "We had 'em when I was stationed on Okinawa 35 years ago, and they'd been in use for a while even then."


First flew in 1964.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:39 PM (9ym/

Yep. The end of the runway had a fence between it and the highway (and the ocean) beyond. Locals used to sit there for hours snapping pictures of the damn things running up to take off.
Well, locals...and prolly some spies.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 25, 2016 09:41 PM (9n14Y)

65 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:22 PM (OQ9R7)

Slap! I feared you were banned and asked for your unbanning. Baseball season is almost here- we can't lose any of the baseball Morons and ettes.

Not much of a hoops fan, but I watched the Wisconsin- Notre Dame matchup tonight. Hard loss for the Badgers. Congrats to the Irish.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 09:42 PM (P8951)

66 ...but not spinach. You can take that to Hell and tell 'em I'm comin' for the man what did that to us.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:39 PM (OQ9R7)

Lol..... Good to see you Slapweasel.

Posted by: tbodie at March 25, 2016 09:42 PM (7imgO)

67 oh Brunnhiwde you so wuvewy!

Posted by: elmer fudd at March 25, 2016 09:42 PM (6FqZa)

68 "I recently sat in the cockpit of a Blackbird."



And, how was it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:42 PM (9ym/8)

69 yay, the Rockets didn't lose tonight!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (6FqZa)

70 Broccoli and cauliflower I'm with you. Love the pickled hot cauliflower that comes in jars with peppers, onions, and, jalapenos.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:41 PM (9ym/

Giardinera. Good stuff. I worked for a lady who made the stuff herself, all fresh from the farm.
Mmmmm...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (9n14Y)

71 So does this mean that all the ass wipes telling me that sitting down at work is the same as a pack of cigarettes are idiots?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (pUDQf)

72 Spinach is often disgusting. Canned spinach is unspeakable. Frozen spinach is disgusting. Fresh spinach, cooked over really high heat, in oil in which you've fully browned a few whole garlic cloves, is another thing altogether.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (iMxBJ)

73 As a complete non-airplane person and one that was born long after the jet age, the P51 is the most iconic of american aircraft.

I dig the angular modern stuff, F 117, X-29, etc, but how can you not salute that a P51flying by?

I'll answer my own question; you cannot.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (A/3fN)

74 58 "I'm not sure about it, but I love broccoli.
...and cauliflower. "


Broccoli and cauliflower I'm with you. Love the pickled hot cauliflower that comes in jars with peppers, onions, and, jalapenos.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:41 PM (9ym/

Cardboard in that pickle brine would be tasty. Let alone broccoli & cauliflower

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (voOPb)

75 I live on us74 it's flat and straight here, apparently that causes a lot of crashes because in the year and a half I've lived here I've attended 3. I saw one happening, the guy was just driving down the road, no one around him then drift, over correct, flipped into my driveway right as I was pulling in. Never seen anything like it.

Posted by: Traye at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (PHco8)

76 Pappy, go get pickled again..

That is F4U-1A

Fighter
4th contract awarded to company
U is Navy designator for Vought
-1 first model
A sub-variant with a revised canopy to replace the vision restricting birdcage of the original -1 is the easiest to spot difference.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:44 PM (XXJ2r)

77 It is good to be back. I was never banned, but I've been laid-up with the flu for a spell. Not since 1996 had I felt that bad.

...but I got better!; Praise the Lord!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:45 PM (OQ9R7)

78 Admiral Connolly said to Grumman, "we need a fighter, bro."

Grumman said, "yo, dawg, we're up for than, what you want it to look like?"

Connolly said "angry sex."

Grumman said "say no more, fam."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:45 PM (wB8Tg)

79 Carried over from last thread. So I've just bought my ticket to Bman vs Sman. I will soon be seeing H. Cavill in large screen 3D glory.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 25, 2016 09:45 PM (ZKlDy)

80 I do not know my airplanes, but when I see the Blue Angels fly overhead in a formation of four, I am entirely ready to declare those planes the most beautiful that have ever existed.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 09:46 PM (iMxBJ)

81 What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?

Stupidity? The story (as I heard it) involves a TR7, a hill, and a garbage truck.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2016 09:46 PM (YJmuy)

82 "Giardinera. Good stuff."


That's it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:46 PM (9ym/8)

83 Slapweasel, the flu is no joke. (1918 anyone?) I'm very glad you kicked its ass.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 09:47 PM (6FqZa)

84 Posted by: Traye at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (PHco

The straightest, flattest road I ever saw was I-80 going into Utah from the west. It was like a 70 mile long drag strip. I had never seen anything like it.

Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair at March 25, 2016 09:47 PM (zc3Db)

85 "Cardboard in that pickle brine would be tasty. "


It might. Take cucumber. Hate it. Make it into a pickle and I love it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:47 PM (9ym/8)

86 Posted by: torquewrench at March 25, 2016 09:30 PM (noWW6)

Yup... the problem with both solar, and wind, is that it is not a consistent power source... they only work part time.

So you still need regular power generation (coal, Nat gas, oil, nuc) for the time it does not function.

Thus, economically, the savings in fuel costs must be more than the cost to create the alternate energy, or its just for show... ie not economically smart.

Because you are greatly increasing your total Infrastructure costs.

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 25, 2016 09:48 PM (qf6WZ)

87 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:45 PM (wB8Tg)

Heh.

Posted by: CDR M at March 25, 2016 09:48 PM (McoS+)

88 We had a dog that also hated broccoli - it must have some sort of built-in dog repellent.

That same dog loved carrots - she dug up and ate all the carrots out of our garden.

She also tried to eat a 2 X 4 once. Wood - delicious! Broccoli - get that crap away from me!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 09:48 PM (P8951)

89 My favorite fighter is the P-38 Lightning. The F-22 is pretty nice also.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 25, 2016 09:48 PM (MNgU2)

90 Ben Affleck sucks at acting. Maybe the emotionless Batman is perfect for him.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:48 PM (pUDQf)

91 Dogs are stupid. It's confirmed. Except for that bomb-y doggie, who gets kudos for being smart. But other than that, dogs droooool and cats roooooole.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:37 PM (pUDQf)

I have to agree.

Not that I've ever had any pets, but I think cats are cool. This is why the saying is "cool cat." There were some things that were obvious even to the beatniks.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (ZKlDy)

92 hello

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (R5HRU)

93 They should use bomb sniffing pigs.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (MNgU2)

94 My puppy learned not to sleep on my cellphone today when I couldn't find it and dialed it while it was on vibrate.

Posted by: Kasich the Barbarian, Son of Mailman at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (uz/Pv)

95 A brief history of Call of Duty (aka Muslim hate crime simulator) villains:

Nazis.
More Nazis.
Even more Nazis.
Russians.
Zombie nazis
Russians.
Russians.
Soviet Russians
A South American drug lord backed by, you guessed it, the goddamn Russians
The entire continent of South America.
Kevin Spacey
Robots or something? I don't know, they were probably controlled by Russian nazis.




Posted by: JT at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (0AQJ2)

96 84 Posted by: Traye at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (PHco

The straightest, flattest road I ever saw was I-80 going into Utah from the west. It was like a 70 mile long drag strip. I had never seen anything like it.

Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair at March 25, 2016 09:47 PM (zc3Db)


I-70 West of Green River..... a whole lot of nothing....

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (qf6WZ)

97 Truly amazing that Grumman could produce a killer airplane with the 'interim' TF-30s. And trivia question, the AWG-9 and AIM-54 program actually predates even the TFX F-111B because the Navy was already developing the Missileer which was basically a long loiter non-dog fighter who would shoot at long range any threat to the carrier battle group.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (XXJ2r)

98 I kinda ruined that joke by not putting the image in it.

http://bit.ly/1Pw9KIj

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (wB8Tg)

99 Thanks, BTH!; and everyone else. At least it wasn't "The Stomach Stuff" I had in '96. It was just shut-down, achy, sinus-filled headache time.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (OQ9R7)

100 It is good to be back. I was never banned, but I've been laid-up with the flu for a spell. Not since 1996 had I felt that bad.

...but I got better!; Praise the Lord!
Posted by: Slapweasel


No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment.

Posted by: Large Man with Dead Body at March 25, 2016 09:50 PM (A/3fN)

101 the emotionless Batman

Batman also has to be Bruce Wayne on his day job. Michael Keaton was the best Batman exactly because he was the best Wayne.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 09:50 PM (6FqZa)

102 Cats vs Cucumbers is not kind to the perception that cats are cool.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 25, 2016 09:51 PM (MNgU2)

103 Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 09:48 PM (P8951)
Our ranch dog used to fetch broccoli. I'd let him smell it then throw in the field of waist high broccoli. He'd jump like a deer over the rows looking for the broccoli. He always found it and brought it back.
I miss him.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 09:51 PM (egOGm)

104 Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (ZKlDy)

I knew you were smart.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:51 PM (pUDQf)

105 72 Spinach is often disgusting. Canned spinach is unspeakable. Frozen spinach is disgusting. Fresh spinach, cooked over really high heat, in oil in which you've fully browned a few whole garlic cloves, is another thing altogether.
Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (iMxBJ)

Fresh spinach is the best, but I even like the canned and frozen kind,

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 09:51 PM (P8951)

106 My puppy learned not to sleep on my cellphone today when I couldn't find it and dialed it while it was on vibrate.
Posted by: Kasich the Barbarian, Son of Mailman at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (uz/Pv)

How high did he/she jump?

Posted by: tbodie at March 25, 2016 09:51 PM (7imgO)

107 It was just shut-down, achy, sinus-filled headache time.'

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (OQ9R7)



Ahhhhh....also known as March and April in Florida

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (GEICT)

108 102 Cats vs Cucumbers is not kind to the perception that cats are cool.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 25, 2016 09:51 PM (MNgU2)


Plants vs. Zombies is not kind to the perception that cucumbers are cool.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (iMxBJ)

109 Batman also has to be Bruce Wayne on his day job. Michael Keaton was the best Batman exactly because he was the best Wayne.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 09:50 PM (6FqZa)

That's what I've always thought. Michael Keaton was at least civil as Bruce Wayne. The rest of 'em are too angst-ridden and morose to be much good at the day job.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (9n14Y)

110 ..."She also tried to eat a 2 X 4 once. Wood - delicious! Broccoli - get that crap away from me!"
-Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 09:48 PM (P8951)

My first two Shelties wouldn't eat broccoli or carrots. This one will eat the broccoli, eschews the carrots.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (OQ9R7)

111 Oh sure my hash changes hours *after* I set up the new connection?

And it's *dorky*. wB8Tg is a *dorky* hash.

Man.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (wB8Tg)

112 As far as I know you can still walk right up to an SR-71 outside Randolph AFB. Got a ladder so you can get a good look in the cockpit. Young son and I were looking at it one day when a B-52 came in for a landing about 200 feet overhead.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (Owp5W)

113 Merovign, with only the camera pod under the nose and the F-110 engines, that looks to be an F-14B of the Grim Reapers. The vents around the M-61 don't look like the NACA ones the -D model used.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (XXJ2r)

114 Posted by: Kasich the Barbarian, Son of Mailman at March 25, 2016 09:49 PM (uz/Pv)


The image of that made me chuckle.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:53 PM (pUDQf)

115 Shut up. wB8Tg!

Posted by: frito pendejo at March 25, 2016 09:53 PM (6FqZa)

116 Christian Bale is the best Batman.

But why do these guys all have nicer business cards than Bruce Wayne?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 09:54 PM (VdICR)

117 And I want to say I love you all because you help me
cope with life (even the asses and trolls) . All of you help me put
things in perspective, some of you give me incredible advice (and Irish
"things to see"), and I say a prayer for you all at this holy time
(especially Ace for letting us be here).

Happy Easter! He is risen!

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 09:35 PM (epLS9)

Happy Easter, Brunnhilde, and may God give you strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow til the end of your days.

And, as you mentioned Irish, at the end of your days may you be in Heaven a half an hour before the Devil knows your dead.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 09:54 PM (NPofj)

118 "Ahhhhh....also known as March and April in Florida."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (GEICT)

I rarely catch "bugs". Colds, once-a-year or so. Allergies are a fairly new thing for me, (pollen and dust), but the flu is a jerk.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:54 PM (OQ9R7)

119 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 25, 2016 09:51 PM (MNgU2)

Cucumbers resemble snakes and all those videos are people sneaking cucumbers up on cats, who then jump as a natural instinct.

Dogs staring at broccoli and acting a fool over a bush is just derp.

Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:55 PM (pUDQf)

120 97, Anna Puma - I've often thought that the Missileer could have evolved into an early A-10 type craft with those straight wings, but who knows if it was built for the kinds of maneuvers that are required of an A10.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 25, 2016 09:55 PM (/WPPJ)

121 HAPPY FRIDAY HORDE

Did I miss anything important yet?

Posted by: DC in River City at March 25, 2016 09:55 PM (e+1S5)

122
Those are good dogs right there.... keeping their human housemates safe from broccoli is key to a long and prosperous life.


Oh, more girlscout cookies? Don't mind if I do...

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin finally got his order of girlscout cookies from his cousin's kids in Arizona at March 25, 2016 09:55 PM (Qj6zv)

123
♪ Oh, the weather outside is smoky,
From pasture flames in Okie.
And until the rains return,
It'll burn, it'll burn, it'll burn. ♬



Seriously, we've had some smoggy days this Spring. I heard that our grassfires were even causing smoky days up in St. Lou.

Evening, y'all!

Thanks for the ONT, CDR M.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 25, 2016 09:55 PM (5a8XA)

124 I suspect it would be more fun to watch a "Nicholson Joker" versus "Ledger Joker" flamewar than to watch Affleck's Batman versus Superman.

(The winner of the former battle would, of course, be Mark Hamill.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 09:56 PM (6FqZa)

125 The only way they could improve Batman vs Superman in my very shallow eyes is if they had left Christian Bale as Batman. 2 of the hottest actors for me, top 5 at least. I would die of happiness.

There's Idris Elba, who may be my #1, not sure. Can't think who the other two are.

So let's say top 3.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 25, 2016 09:56 PM (ZKlDy)

126 112 As far as I know you can still walk right up to an SR-71 outside Randolph AFB. Got a ladder so you can get a good look in the cockpit. Young son and I were looking at it one day when a B-52 came in for a landing about 200 feet overhead.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (Owp5W)


Castle Air Museum, Merced CA.... go on a 'Cockpit' Day.... or just get chummy with one of the Ret Air Force guys who volunteer there...

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 25, 2016 09:56 PM (qf6WZ)

127 Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 09:54 PM (VdICR)

The raised lettering. And that color. Is that bone?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:56 PM (pUDQf)

128 9 That poor guy who was at all those attacks. But at least he didn't cause all the mayhem like Jamie gorelick, mistress of disaster.
Posted by: CaliGirl



I was wondering if they were related.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 25, 2016 09:56 PM (NGd+i)

129 116 But why do these guys all have nicer business cards than Bruce Wayne?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 09:54 PM (VdICR)


Because if your business card is too nice, you wind up looking like this d-bag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBxeDN4tbk

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 09:57 PM (iMxBJ)

130 Yay, Slap! For some reason there were many rumors you were banned. Glad u weren't!



Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 09:57 PM (epLS9)

131 Merovign, with only the camera pod under the nose and the F-110 engines, that looks to be an F-14B of the Grim Reapers. The vents around the M-61 don't look like the NACA ones the -D model used.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 09:52 PM (XXJ2r)


To no one's surprise, I believe you are exactly correct!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 09:57 PM (wB8Tg)

132 ..."Did I miss anything important yet?"
-Posted by: DC in River City at March 25, 2016 09:55 PM (e+1S5)

Nope. Need a beer? It's free, because cyber.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:57 PM (OQ9R7)

133 CDR M,

Andrew McCarthy wrote a good piece in the Hillsdale College newsletter about the Islam question.

http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/islam-facts-or-dreams/

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 25, 2016 09:58 PM (Zu3d9)

134 Jack did a great joker. Really set the bar. Heath took it to a dark place. Also fantastic. Hard to say one is better. Just different tacks.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 09:58 PM (pUDQf)

135 Hamill will however have to hand over his lightsabre to the police, and *forget* hanging out with Han -
http://tinyurl.com/jo4xj92

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 09:58 PM (6FqZa)

136 -Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 09:57 PM (epLS9)

Thank ya', Darlin'!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:58 PM (OQ9R7)

137 Chique,
Agree with you on Christian bale. That American Psycho scene of Patrick Bateman primping in the morning was fabulous. It's seared in my memory.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 09:59 PM (egOGm)

138 Was anyone ever better cast in a role than Danny Devito as The Penguin?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 25, 2016 09:59 PM (MNgU2)

139 23 >> I will bet that instead it will discreetly sprout an "auxiliary" plant off to one side. Powered by fossil fuel.

The thing already burns copious amounts of natural gas every day to get the boilers up to temp. Thus, they can charge PGnE 3 times the going rate for their 'green' electricity when a good portion of the power produced is due to the use of a carbon based fuel.

And even with that cheater boost, they still can't produce enough to satisfy the contracted mount of power they promised.

In Spain, they were paying so well for green power that solar farms were running diesel generators at night to collect the luscious extra loot.

So just remember, we are the right wing Hatey McHaterperson kooks that want to kill Mother Gaia.

Posted by: GnuBreed TC>>DT>>>>HC/BS at March 25, 2016 09:59 PM (gyKtp)

140 I rarely catch "bugs". Colds, once-a-year or so. Allergies are a fairly new thing for me, (pollen and dust), but the flu is a jerk.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 09:54 PM (OQ9R7)



Allergies suck a whole really lot. Bronchitis, my illness of choice, is a bitch.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 25, 2016 09:59 PM (GEICT)

141 -Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 25, 2016 09:58 PM (Zu3d9)

Bookmarked. Thank you, Sir!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:00 PM (OQ9R7)

142 Skookumchuk, not sure. The Missileer died because of McNamara but all the drawings I've seen show a plane that looks a lot like the Douglas F3D-2 Skynight.

Merovign, I take it you are not surprised.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 10:00 PM (XXJ2r)

143 Hamill will however have to hand over his lightsabre to the police, and *forget* hanging out with Han -
http://tinyurl.com/jo4xj92

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 09:58 PM (6FqZa)


OMG! HOLLYWOOD STAR IS AN IGNORANT LIBERAL!

Well, knock me over with a feather.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 10:00 PM (wB8Tg)

144 Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 09:59 PM (egOGm)

It's incredibly uncomfortable to watch.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 25, 2016 10:00 PM (Zu3d9)

145 Was anyone ever better cast in a role than Danny Devito as The Penguin?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 25, 2016 09:59 PM (MNgU2)
----------------------------

How many movies have you seen in your young life?

Posted by: iforgot at March 25, 2016 10:00 PM (5o5ek)

146 >>>Nope. Need a beer? It's free, because cyber.

My favorite brand of beer is Free. Second place is a tie between Stolen and Clandestinely Acquired.

Shut up, there is too a difference.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 25, 2016 10:00 PM (e+1S5)

147 Watch Bale in Harsh Times. Little known role/movie but he's stellar in that too. Dude has the chops.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:01 PM (pUDQf)

148 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 25, 2016 09:58 PM (Zu3d9)

Roger, thanks!

Posted by: CDR M at March 25, 2016 10:01 PM (McoS+)

149 "Allergies suck a whole really lot. Bronchitis, my illness of choice, is a bitch."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 25, 2016 09:59 PM (GEICT)

Ugh. No, thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:01 PM (OQ9R7)

150 Spinach is often disgusting. Canned spinach is unspeakable. Frozen spinach is disgusting. Fresh spinach, cooked over really high heat, in oil in which you've fully browned a few whole garlic cloves, is another thing altogether.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (iMxBJ)


I will use frozen spinach to make creamed spinach, spinach-cheese casserole, lasagna, etc., but for fresh preparation such as you describe I prefer kale. Add red pepper flakes to the oil and garlic, and then saute. Drain off the liquid, and then re-top with olive oil and lemon juice. Excellent side dish. Goes with steak and potatoes, chicken, etc.

Posted by: HTL at March 25, 2016 10:01 PM (MMjUj)

151 -Posted by: DC in River City at March 25, 2016 10:00 PM (e+1S5)

::slides a beer down the USB port::

*cheers!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:02 PM (OQ9R7)

152 "Michael Keaton was at least civil as Bruce Wayne."



Always like Keaton best because he was so against type. Total non-superhero kind of guy. A bit awkward in social situations. Everyday guy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:02 PM (9ym/8)

153 My car has been green for weeks. Alabama in the spring. Pollen dust thick as coke on a movie producers desk in the 80s.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:03 PM (pUDQf)

154

I saw a tv commercial yesterday for something called a Varidesk. It's an adjustable table you put on your desk so you can stand up while using your computer.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 25, 2016 10:04 PM (imIws)

155 142, Anna Puma - never knew the connection with the F3D, thanks. When you look at the pictures, it's pretty obvious.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 25, 2016 10:04 PM (/WPPJ)

156 Oh, and Thank God for CDR M and the ONT!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:04 PM (OQ9R7)

157 But, but... the YB-49 was jet powered.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2016 10:04 PM (mxCgt)

158 The last time I was in DIA, they had the sniffing dogs checking things out. That is the only airport security measure I've seen that actually reassured me rather than annoying me.

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2016 10:04 PM (rRHdN)

159 Basketball on CBS for the next few days (both my wife and I dislike basketball) so we needed another channel.
SO, I pointed her to the Hallmark Channel both evenings.
She's on to me. I watch chick flicks.

Can some moron send me the address to turn in my man card to?

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 25, 2016 10:04 PM (DofIg)

160 General Tso's exprosive dog.


Belly good!!!

Posted by: eleven at March 25, 2016 10:05 PM (qUNWi)

161 Best Keaton role: Lilith Sternen's brother on an episode of Frasier

Posted by: derit at March 25, 2016 10:05 PM (OC+TJ)

162 I'm going to bed.
Work beckons tomorrow.

Happy Easter weekend to ya'll.
Christ died for your sins. Rejoice.

T

Posted by: Farmer at March 25, 2016 10:05 PM (o/90i)

163 To make Merovign happy over his hash change

http://www.ufunk.net/star-wars/star-wars-vii-concept-art/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 10:05 PM (XXJ2r)

164 Was anyone ever better cast in a role than Danny Devito as The Penguin?

Didn't see that one.

Robin LT in Gotham has a different Penguin kind of vibe ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at March 25, 2016 10:06 PM (AoK0a)

165 Skookumchuk, not a problem. I think it's because of the high set straight wing that makes me think that.

And notice that yo-yo did not list the Supermarine Spitfire.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 10:06 PM (XXJ2r)

166 "Happy Easter weekend to ya'll. "


Back at you, Farmer, and everyone else.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:06 PM (9ym/8)

167 G'Night, Farmer. Know peace, hope faith and light.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:07 PM (OQ9R7)

168 I saw a tv commercial yesterday for something called a Varidesk. It's an adjustable table you put on your desk so you can stand up while using your computer.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only!


Cold water:

Standing can also be bad for you, says scientist studying desk set-up.

Via Instapundit

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:07 PM (A/3fN)

169 84:The straightest, flattest road I ever saw was I-80 going into Utah from the west. It was like a 70 mile long drag strip. I had never seen anything like it.
Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair



I-55 in Arkansas. Entering from MO to Memphis. Probably not long to get to Memphis, but it was flat as a pancake and felt like forever. The Mississippi was to the east but you couldn't see it. Driving through Mississippi looked exotic by comparison (Ole Miss is nice by the way).

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 25, 2016 10:07 PM (NGd+i)

170 Oh, and I hope to post the Easter pie recipe on the food thread this Sunday. We'll see: my husband is still very touchy about religion since he recently lost his and while he cares not if I cook religious feasts, if i try to go to mass he may have a fit tbat disrupts the whole day.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 10:08 PM (epLS9)

171 Oh no! My hash has changed! See the last thread for my previous one. It's quite hilarious.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 25, 2016 10:08 PM (ZKlDy)

172 Now this is funny.

http://tinyurl.com/jbd7ku9

If you're too lazy to click, it's a pic of Chris Christie doing the caption:

"Chris Christie pouring his bag of M&M's into a bigger bag of MORE M&M's is a savage and perplexing move"

Posted by: iforgot at March 25, 2016 10:08 PM (5o5ek)

173 Also, unlike some TSA agents, the sniffing dog was not a jerk.

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2016 10:09 PM (rRHdN)

174
Can some moron send me the address to turn in my man card to?
Posted by: jwb7605 at March 25, 2016 10:04 PM (DofIg)

DirectTv has the NCIS Elliethon on tomorrow. Just in case you need something to watch.

Posted by: right there with you at March 25, 2016 10:09 PM (7imgO)

175 Posted by: Puddleglum at March 25, 2016 10:07 PM (NGd+i)

Good roads for radar detectors. With thin traffic you can tick a hundred cause you can pick up speed traps many miles ahead.

Professional speeder here.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:09 PM (pUDQf)

176 Nice to see that ace gave Doug Ross (DirectorBlue) some linky love today. Doug frequently gives ace linky luv in his Bad Blue newsfeed.

Posted by: GnuBreed TC>>DT>>>>HC/BS at March 25, 2016 10:10 PM (gyKtp)

177 Now this is funny.

http://tinyurl.com/jbd7ku9

If you're too lazy to click, it's a pic of Chris Christie doing the caption:

"Chris Christie pouring his bag of M&M's into a bigger bag of MORE M&M's is a savage and perplexing move"
Posted by: iforgot at March 25, 2016 10:08 PM (5o5ek)

Too funny.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 25, 2016 10:10 PM (ZKlDy)

178 "http://tinyurl.com/jbd7ku9"


No longer running for President so I guess Fatboy is also off his diet.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:11 PM (9ym/8)

179 >>>I'm not sure about it, but I love broccoli.

...and cauliflower.

...and brussels sprouts<<<


UCal @ San Diego says 1 cu brussels sprouts a day and you'll have no prostate problems.

Leafy green vegetables (power veggies/nitric oxide) are good for your vascular system: spin!t(*, arugula, collard greens, mustard greens; in that order IRRC.


Posted by: Ralph at March 25, 2016 10:11 PM (kaCWe)

180 if i try to go to mass he may have a fit tbat disrupts the whole day.
Posted by: Brunnhilde


I don't think the Man Upstairs would be upset if one just observes a quiet day.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:11 PM (A/3fN)

181 Hey everybody.

Heading out for Laughlin NV tomorrow. Will be there until Wednesday, so likely won't be joining the ONT until then... unless I can send y'all some updates via my phone.

And right on cue, TV Land is running the original "Vacation" tonight. Classic!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:11 PM (ntObR)

182 With thin traffic you can tick a hundred cause you can pick up speed traps many miles ahead.

Professional speeder here.
Posted by: AlaBAMA
-----------

Sure. Go for it.

Posted by: Instant on laser at March 25, 2016 10:12 PM (mxCgt)

183
Someday I'll be dumb enough to buy one of those Teeter Hangup contraptions because I'm the type to fall for all that spinal compression crap.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 25, 2016 10:12 PM (imIws)

184 qdpsteve, "lock the doors!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 10:12 PM (XXJ2r)

185 -Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 10:08 PM (epLS9)

I'll pray for him and ask God to allow his soul to see the love, faith, hope, light and joy within others.

When he allows pardon, he may find the others much easier to find.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:12 PM (OQ9R7)

186 Ok, kids. I'd love to stay and chat, but there's basketball and booze that demand my full attention. Catch you the flip side.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 25, 2016 10:12 PM (e+1S5)

187 165, Anna Puma - no, no Spitfire, no Hawker Sea Fury.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 25, 2016 10:14 PM (/WPPJ)

188 Night all.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 25, 2016 10:14 PM (XXJ2r)

189 I'm enjoying the classy laxative ad on my old time radio show.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 25, 2016 10:14 PM (ZKlDy)

190 Anna, will do.

Don't mind if the dog pees on the picnic basket though. Extra flavor!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:14 PM (ntObR)

191 I've driven that AR I-55 stretch many times; they also use planes to catch speeders.

(Don't ask me how I know this)

Posted by: GnuBreed TC>>DT>>>>HC/BS at March 25, 2016 10:15 PM (gyKtp)

192 UCal @ San Diego says 1 cu brussels sprouts a day and you'll have no prostate problems.

Posted by: Ralph at March 25, 2016 10:11 PM (kaCWe)


I totally believe that.

People who commit suicide are very unlikely to have future prostate problems.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 10:15 PM (wB8Tg)

193 Posted by: Instant on laser at March 25, 2016 10:12 PM (mxCgt)

Modern detectors pick up laser being shot at cars ahead too. Plus, you use eyeballs on brake lights.

30 years of speeding. One ticket and I wasn't even speeding at the time. Lol. Georgia state patrol. Asshole making a quota.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:15 PM (pUDQf)

194 -Posted by: Ralph at March 25, 2016 10:11 PM (kaCWe)

I loves me some salads in the summer, man. Once-a-week I just make an enormous bowl of salad.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:15 PM (OQ9R7)

195 And I *love* my Mom, but she's kinda sorta playing the Imogene Coca character this time. She's not big on gambling vacations.

Me and my younger sister both make "Debbie Downer" jokes about her sometimes...

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:15 PM (ntObR)

196 That list is missing as a few mentioned also but the most egregious missing

F4U Corsair
P-38 Lightning
F-86 Sabre

Posted by: H Badger at March 25, 2016 10:16 PM (+xIXD)

197 ..."People who commit suicide are very unlikely to have future prostate problems."
-Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 10:15 PM (wB8Tg)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:16 PM (OQ9R7)

198 "Anna Puma - no, no Spitfire, no Hawker Sea Fury."


Both beauties. Sea Fury looks fast sitting on the ground.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:17 PM (9ym/8)

199 G'Night, Anna!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:17 PM (OQ9R7)

200 I like the A26. Particularly the A26A Counter Invader.

The configuration with 14 50cals firing forward has got to be the best thing up til the A10.

Posted by: Grump928(C) notes that we are so fucking boned at March 25, 2016 10:17 PM (rwI+c)

201 I love green leafy veggies.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 25, 2016 10:17 PM (ZKlDy)

202 Steve,
I hope you have a good time. Is this the trip with your sister?

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 10:17 PM (egOGm)

203 Night Anna!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:18 PM (pUDQf)

204 As far as the standing vs sitting, sitting is more comfortable and practical but I set my fitness tracker to go off every our to remind me to go take a quick walk around the office.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 25, 2016 10:18 PM (WVvzl)

205 Goodnight Anna and Farmer. Sleep well.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 10:19 PM (egOGm)

206 CaliGirl, it is. But she's been better lately. :-)

Both my sane and little bit less-sane sisters are coming.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:19 PM (ntObR)

207 When I was at Telluride 6 February my hash was Jew6X. I so wish I had that back

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 10:19 PM (6FqZa)

208 I loves me some salads in the summer, man. Once-a-week I just make an enormous bowl of salad.
Posted by: Slapweasel


I like salads too provided they are replete with sliced meats, sausage, cheese, and adequate additions of dressing and baconz.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:19 PM (A/3fN)

209 Eggshell, 60 lb paper. Embossed Helvetica.

*heavy breathing*

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 10:19 PM (VdICR)

210 DirectTv has the NCIS Elliethon on tomorrow. Just in case you need something to watch.
Posted by: right there with you at March 25, 2016 10:09 PM (7___O)


Check.
Wife also likes re-runs of Gunsmoke (Western Channel) every Saturday from 7 - noonish.
No man-card required for that series )

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 25, 2016 10:20 PM (DofIg)

211 "I like salads too provided they are replete with sliced meats, sausage, cheese, and adequate additions of dressing and baconz."
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:19 PM (A/3fN)

Well, of course I meant antipasto and chef salads!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:21 PM (OQ9R7)

212 Made myself some salsa a week ago, but it seemed kinda blah like all the other salsa I've made.

Today I went walking, came home famished, and was dying for something to eat, but didn't want to give back all the calories, so I opened up and scooped some of the said salsa on some chips. Tasted much better.

Am learning the hard way: (1) don't eat unless you're hungry. (2) Time is a great ingredient to add to a lot of recipes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:21 PM (ntObR)

213 Are there any good fighter simulators on the PS4? One of my favorite games was a attack helicopter simulator back in my PC days. Also played a really dog WWII fighter simulator with the Mustangs, spitfires and such.

Haven't seen a good flying sim in a while. All they care about now is making a billion off FPS releases.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:21 PM (pUDQf)

214 Hops are leafy green vegetables, right?

damn right they are

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 25, 2016 10:21 PM (ZGlQ9)

215 My car has been green for weeks. Alabama in the spring. Pollen dust thick as coke on a movie producers desk in the 80s.

Like walking through botanical bukkake, 'cause that's exactly what you're doing.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2016 10:22 PM (YJmuy)

216 redbanzai --

I had an Irish aunt who said that exact same phrase!! Ah, Aunt Margaret - I loved her!

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 10:23 PM (epLS9)

217 ..."Am learning the hard way: (1) don't eat unless you're hungry. (2) Time is a great ingredient to add to a lot of recipes."
-Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:21 PM (ntObR)

La Hambre es la Salsa Mejor!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:23 PM (OQ9R7)

218 One item not mentioned in the F-35 article -

Some of the new aircraft carriers that are coming online over the next decade or so are built around the plane. If something were to happen to the F-35 program, then the aircraft carriers in question might have to undergo refitting.

The new British carriers are an example of this. Because the F-35 is delayed, and the first of the British carriers will be active before Britain's F-35s are delivered, the carrier's wing will initially be a USMC squadron.

Posted by: junior at March 25, 2016 10:23 PM (fgd5X)

219 Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2016 10:22 PM (YJmuy)

Thanks for that visual. Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:23 PM (pUDQf)

220 Steve,
Good luck and I hope you win big. Have a safe trip.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 10:24 PM (egOGm)

221 "Time is a great ingredient to add to a lot of recipes."


Refried beans always taste better the second time around. Pull some leftover out of the fridge and re-heat it and it always tastes better that it did straight outta the can.

No idea why.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:24 PM (9ym/8)

222 Swatting a spider is not a good enough reason to let go of a steering wheel on a highway, as one 17-year-old girl in Kansas learned. Eleven people were taken to the hospital after her car crossed the center line and slammed into a Jeep head-on.

I keep the windows of my car closed even in the summer, because the last thing I want is a spider dropping down in front of my face while I'm driving. It's happened a few times and so far I haven't killed myself or anyone else.

Posted by: rickl at March 25, 2016 10:24 PM (sdi6R)

223 Sounds like the planes author objects to some rightious aircrFt cuz dey dont have gender neiyral bathrooms.

Posted by: oh,k,tnx,bye at March 25, 2016 10:25 PM (FosyB)

224 I was almost tempted to buy a whole fish at the supermarket today - but I've never cooked one and the thought makes me nervous, so I went the safe route and bought the perch fillets on sale.

Is cooking a whole fish as daunting as I've always assumed it is? I like to cook, but I'm always nervous with seafood. Being a Midwesterner probably has something to do with that. We would eat the fish my dad and brothers caught (scaled and cleaned by them), but most of the fish I ate as a kid was in filet form (usually batter fried) or in a can. I never saw whole fish at the supermarket when I was growing up.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 10:25 PM (P8951)

225 My chihuahua loves broccoli.

Posted by: melanerpes at March 25, 2016 10:26 PM (uN8EQ)

226 Thanks for that visual. Lol

Stole it from the ONT, about this time last year.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2016 10:26 PM (YJmuy)

227 NASA's new SLS rocket is the space version of the F-35. It's primarily a jobs program more than anything else. Whether it ever actually flies is strictly secondary.

Posted by: rickl at March 25, 2016 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

228 ..."No idea why."
-Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:24 PM (9ym/

The flavors are allowed to "marry" better. It is like a Singles bar. Or osmosis. Or whatever.

*Magic!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:26 PM (OQ9R7)

229 Are there any good fighter simulators on the PS4? One of my favorite games was a attack helicopter simulator back in my PC days.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


I'm still at a loss when people ask for things that can't possible be anything other than PC.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:27 PM (A/3fN)

230 Cali, thanks!!!

Will be playing mostly no-limit hold'em tourneys.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:27 PM (ntObR)

231 Donna, what kind of fish?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 10:28 PM (voOPb)

232 Slap, hunger makes a diff no doubt.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:28 PM (ntObR)

233 Steve, do you like hot salsa?
1 big can whole peeled tomatoes
1 can diced jalapenos.
Mix in blender. You can add cilantro and chopped onion and garlic if you like. Also salt and pepper.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 10:29 PM (egOGm)

234 230 Will be playing mostly no-limit hold'em tourneys.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:27 PM (ntObR)


You are a brave, brave man.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 10:29 PM (iMxBJ)

235 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 10:28 PM (voOPb)

They had some whole walleyes today, and walleye can be so good. Also some pinkish devils - think they were porgies.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 10:30 PM (P8951)

236 Splunge, true. :-) Thanks. Most of these types of tournaments are also affectionatly called "donkaments." (Everybody's playing like a maniac trying to make it to the final table.)

Cali, yup!! Sounds like my recipe. Only diff is, been using serranos. But jalapenos are also delish. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:30 PM (ntObR)

237 Metacritic lists 4 flight games for PS4, none highly rated. Search for "PS4 flight sim" and "PS4 air combat."

Narrow selection, because game controllers are kind of meh at 3D action and very meh at simulating complex controls.

IF there was a big market for games, different controllers would be made, but this is basically a PC market.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 10:31 PM (wB8Tg)

238 Refried beans always taste better the second time around. Pull some leftover out of the fridge and re-heat it and it always tastes better that it did straight outta the can.

No idea why.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
----------------
Not really related, but kinda sorta:
Every time I eat Taco Bell, I regret it. Every time.
Except the pintos & cheese. I love those processed beans for some reason. Nostalgia?

Posted by: Chi at March 25, 2016 10:32 PM (2SERm)

239 Steve,
I hope to hear all about how you won big upon your return.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 10:32 PM (egOGm)

240 224 Is cooking a whole fish as daunting as I've always assumed it is?
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 10:25 PM (P8951)


Not at all. And fish, like all other meat, is better on the bone.

Cut some slits into the fish, almost but not quite down to the bone. Rub a bit of salt into the slits, and on the sides. Then pan-fry whole. Or go Chinese, and steam with scattered threads of fresh ginger and a small amount of chopped fermented dried black beans on top.

Either way, the cheeks are the best part.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 10:33 PM (iMxBJ)

241 Agreed on the PC front with simulators. Operating a controller can be maddening for flight games.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:33 PM (OQ9R7)

242 "Except the pintos & cheese. I love those processed beans for some reason. Nostalgia?"


Their beans and rice are really good especially for a fast food joint.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:33 PM (9ym/8)

243 Chi, pintos and cheese are harder to mess up. Too simple. :-)

One of the few items on the Taco Bell menu that goes all the way back to Glen Bell's founding of the chain in 1962.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:33 PM (ntObR)

244 Cali, hope to have some stories, thanks. :-)

Oh and both my sisters love the Wheel of Fortune slots. In fairness, it's hard to go broke playing them; they're obviously geared towards looseness.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:34 PM (ntObR)

245 Carried over from last thread. So I've just bought my ticket to Bman vs Sman. I will soon be seeing H. Cavill in large screen 3D glory.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 25, 2016 09:45 PM (ZKlDy)


Mrs. Hobbit and I saw it today. It was a lot better than critics say it is.

Ben Affleck is a surprisingly good batman. Henry Cavill was strong but I thought that the script for his role was a bit weak.

Too much CGI and I found the fight scenes boring and unbelievable. The writers also gave Batman superpowers at points.

Wonder Woman was a nice addition.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at March 25, 2016 10:34 PM (dPpmC)

246 "Either way, the cheeks are the best part."


Never heard that before. The cheeks?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:35 PM (9ym/8)

247 Donna, ive caught a lot of walleyes over the years. Never cooked whole. Always filleted, fried, broiled, baked.

Perch fillets by you were a good choice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 10:35 PM (voOPb)

248 One of my sisters loves trout.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:35 PM (ntObR)

249 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 10:31 PM (wB8Tg)

I'm getting the point. I've got a Mac, so maybe I can find something for that.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:35 PM (pUDQf)

250 Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 10:33 PM (iMxBJ)

But what about the bones? Do you just yank the tail and spine out when it's cooked?

Cheeks? I didn't think you did anything with the head except maybe save it to make fish stock.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 10:36 PM (P8951)

251 The configuration with 14 50cals firing forward has got to be the best thing up til the A10.
Posted by: Grump928(C) notes that we are so fucking boned at March 25, 2016 10:17 PM (rwI+c)

I've seen pics of an F-4 with 6 Gatling gun pods mounted on the wings.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 25, 2016 10:36 PM (7qAYi)

252 Steve - skip the chips and just eat the fresh salsa as a snack.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 25, 2016 10:36 PM (iQIUe)

253 Re. the F-35 article from National Interest - whoever writes the headlines for Majumbar's articles there should be fired for gross incompetence and stupidity. (Select his articles and check out the headlines). Hard to take anything that follows seriously.

Whether the F-35 will be great for anyone remains to be seen.

The biggest problems illustrated by the article are actually these unstated ones:

1. F-22, er F/A-22, er F-22
2. F-35 should be the F-25
3. F/A-18 should be F-18
4. F/A-18 E/F/G should be F-24 A/B/C

Posted by: RioBravo at March 25, 2016 10:36 PM (NUqwG)

254 246 Never heard that before. The cheeks?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:35 PM (9ym/


Oh, yes. A tender and tasty bit of fish behind that armor plate next to the mouth.

On halibuts, they are so large that you will sometimes see "halibut cheeks" for sale on their own. They're good, but not so good as when they cook inside a whole fish.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 10:37 PM (iMxBJ)

255 "Never heard that before. The cheeks?"
-Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:35 PM (9ym/

It is usually the most tender meat on any animal. Chefs save them for themselves or charge a premium for them.

*shrugs*

...never had any.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:37 PM (OQ9R7)

256 Bruce, not a bad idea.

That's what I do with tuna salad nowadays, I skip the bread. More paleo-friendly that way.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:37 PM (ntObR)

257 "The writers also gave Batman superpowers at points. "


Whoa, whoa, whoa.


Batman......with superpowers? This is heresy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:37 PM (9ym/8)

258 >>I'm getting the point. I've got a Mac, so maybe I can find something for that.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Do you want a flight sim or an air combat game?

Posted by: Aviator at March 25, 2016 10:38 PM (c7vUv)

259 Too much CGI and I found the fight scenes boring and unbelievable. The writers also gave Batman superpowers at points.

The "Watchmen" movie had similar problems, where Nite Owl and Silk Spectre were concerned. Snyder seems to have cared more about them than his audience did, who just wanted moar Rorschach.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2016 10:38 PM (6FqZa)

260 Needs lots o cheeks to fill up Splunge

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 10:39 PM (voOPb)

261
The writers also gave Batman superpowers at points.

I mentioned the other day that they are making Batman more and more like Iron Man -- a weak man in a really powerful suit.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 25, 2016 10:39 PM (imIws)

262 The "Watchmen" movie had similar problems, where Nite Owl and Silk Spectre were concerned. Snyder seems to have cared more about them than his audience did, who just wanted moar Rorschach.


The biggest problem Watchmen suffered from was the boob:wang ratio.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (7qAYi)

263 Posted by: Aviator at March 25, 2016 10:38 PM (c7vUv)

Air combat. Helicopters or fixed wing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (pUDQf)

264 Batman......with superpowers? This is heresy.

Yeah. Part of the whole appeal of Batman is that he's so down-to-earth human (at least as I recall), as opposed to Superman who, although also great, was born... super.

But if the thing's a hit, they'll give Spider-Man superpowers next. Sigh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (ntObR)

265 250 But what about the bones? Do you just yank the tail and spine out when it's cooked?

It's actually really easy to lift the cooked meat off of the bones with a serving fork. It just comes right off. Turn it over and repeat. You can do it in the kitchen, if your guests are squeamish.

Cheeks? I didn't think you did anything with the head except maybe save it to make fish stock.

In China, fish head in a clay pot is a common dish. There's a lot of really good stuff in there, but you do have to work for it. Lots of bones and plates of bone. But the cheeks are the best of all, and easily accessible.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (iMxBJ)

266 Syracuse and Gonzaga coming down to the wire! Another Great Game, unlike yesterday.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (OQ9R7)

267 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 10:35 PM (voOPb)

My dad loved to go fishing up north and walleye was always a treat. Cook it right and it's a wonderful dish.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (P8951)

268 Sycacuse is playing a hell of a game.

Posted by: Barky at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (e5NkV)

269 175 - hiway 50 east from ? Nevada, cop at gas station essentialy gave his blessings to speed on "im the last cop tween here and utah". Was riding bmw r100rs 1984 circa 1997, fin part was being used for target runs by jets screaming low! On eay to steamboat colo vintage mc races thru town streets. Good times.

Posted by: oh,k,tnx,bye at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (FosyB)

270 "I've seen pics of an F-4 with 6 Gatling gun pods mounted on the wings."


The early models without an internal gun (B, C, D) would often carry a gun pod on the centerline pylon when it became clear they were getting into gun range fights in Vietnam.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (9ym/8)

271 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713406761433186305

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713406914776997888

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713407084918882308

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713407332596772868

Posted by: kbdabear at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (W2SYC)

272 The biggest problem Watchmen suffered from was the boob:wang ratio.

Says. You.

Posted by: smurfette at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (6FqZa)

273
Batman is supposed to be super smart and super fearless and super agile. Not super powerful.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 25, 2016 10:41 PM (imIws)

274 Snakes don't really have "parts"

Posted by: Mama Boucher at March 25, 2016 10:41 PM (7qAYi)

275 The guys In our shop have been making whole fish every Friday for lent. Talpia? Whole fish deep fried.
They ate them with pico de gallo and corn torts.
I think they came cleaned first and they seasoned them with salt and pepper.
It was good. I didn't think I'd like it. I don't usually care for fish.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 10:41 PM (egOGm)

276 Uh-Oh! Bad call!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:41 PM (OQ9R7)

277 Ricardo Kill.


I absolutely never serve refried beans "straight outta the can". Try this, and I think you'll like the results. (for std. 12 oz. can)

* 1 teaspoon bacon grease. (a true Moron always has a bacon-grease can for saved drippings, yes?)

* 6 shakes of Tobasco sauce.

* 6 shakes of juice from a bottle of Sport Peppers.

* 1 tsp. Chili Powder.


Get that all heated and mixed in the saucepan, then serve it up with whatever you're having. The beans won't be "hot", seasoning-wise, but they'll have flavor, first time and every time.

Want even better? Buy the BUSH'S refried BLACK BEANS. Dear Lord, they put the refried pinto beans to shame! Fix 'em the same way, as above.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (McRlu)

278 Anybody else remember Darkman?

Remember when I first saw the previews for it. Was surprised Larry Drake, who played the mentally retarded paralegal in LA Law, was the heavy. Figured he must have wanted to change his image somewhat.

And also just realized the hero was played by Liam Neeson.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (ntObR)

279
Now Batman is Iron Man.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (imIws)

280 Was the A10's Gatling so devastating due to caliber or the rounds or both?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (pUDQf)

281 224 Is cooking a whole fish as daunting as I've always assumed it is?
Posted by: Donna&&&&V
----------------
Not at all!

Make a big aluminum foil pouch big enough to hold the fish, plus:

A couple of sliced lemons
A sliced large onion
Maybe some celery
A good sprinkle of S&P, garlic, herbs & whatever spice you like
Add pats of butter & some olive oil

Throw the sealed on a warm grill for (maybe) 20- 30 minutes.

Enjoy.

Posted by: Chi at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (2SERm)

282 More Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713407723669483520

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713408036556115969

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713408288357015552

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713408469475409920

Posted by: kbdabear at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (W2SYC)

283 The "Watchmen" movie had similar problems, where Nite Owl and Silk Spectre were concerned. Snyder seems to have cared more about them than his audience did, who just wanted moar Rorschach.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


Or, Snyder was hiding his ultimate play; making R the hero.

Granted I had to read several critiques to understand the movie version, but I don't think there's a question that R was the capitulation of the source and the hero in the movie.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (A/3fN)

284
Not sure if Benny was a paralegal. I think he was the mailboy.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 25, 2016 10:43 PM (imIws)

285 255, Slapweasel - halibut cheeks. The best.

And Donna, the whole fish at the supermarket is almost certainly gutted and already filleted. It may already be deboned. Anyway, butterfly it and carefully check for bones with your fingers and remove by hand or with a pair of tweezers. Take your time.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 25, 2016 10:43 PM (/WPPJ)

286 Syracuse may have just been screwed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 25, 2016 10:44 PM (NGd+i)

287 "Home Improvement" on the Hallmark Channel right now.

Can't remember the last time I saw an episode. Been a while.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:44 PM (ntObR)

288 Wow, Zags ball

Posted by: logprof at March 25, 2016 10:44 PM (e5NkV)

289 cucumbah, think you are correct.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:44 PM (ntObR)

290 BLOCK!! Cuse ball! Great game!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 25, 2016 10:45 PM (NGd+i)

291 *WOW!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:45 PM (OQ9R7)

292 Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 10:40 PM (iMxBJ)

Thanks for the tips, splunge!

Time for bed, good night horde!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 10:45 PM (P8951)

293 Posted by: Chi at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM

Personal preference, that's good recipe for trout or salmon. You wouldn't want to do walleye that way IMHO

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 10:46 PM (voOPb)

294

Remember when The Elephantman was a thing for a while? Now there's a movie they ought to remake. Not.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 25, 2016 10:46 PM (imIws)

295 G'Night, Donna&&&&V!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:46 PM (OQ9R7)

296 Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (McRlu)
I use sun vista pinto beans and fry them in bacon grease and garlic salt and pepper, then mash them. Bacon grease makes everything taste better.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 10:46 PM (egOGm)

297 "Want even better? Buy the BUSH'S refried BLACK BEANS. Dear Lord, they put the refried pinto beans to shame! Fix 'em the same way, as above. "


I've got all those ingredients and will have a go. Love black beans but have never tried the refried kind but will have to.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:46 PM (9ym/8)

298 Great Game!!

Posted by: Puddleglum, blatant UVA bandwagon rider at March 25, 2016 10:46 PM (NGd+i)

299 Syracuse may have just been screwed.
Posted by: Puddleglum


It's a about fuckin' time.

Posted by: Marcellus at March 25, 2016 10:46 PM (A/3fN)

300

I am NOT an animal!

I am a Human Being!

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 25, 2016 10:47 PM (imIws)

301 Donna -
Whole fish are not difficult. I love whole trout baked in a 350 oven for about 20-30 minutes (dot fish with butter and dust w salt and pepper). Whole salmon (sliced in half lengthwise and stuffed with sauteed fennel and onion) only takes about 40 minutes and always amazes guests.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 10:47 PM (epLS9)

302 "NASA's new SLS rocket is the space version of the F-35. It's primarily a
jobs program more than anything else. Whether it ever actually flies
is strictly secondary."

I've heard it referred to as the "Senate Launch System".

Ummmm... Could we? Please? To somewhere perpetually dark and cold?

Posted by: torquewrench at March 25, 2016 10:47 PM (noWW6)

303 Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (A/3fN)

Definitely. The whole movie was his critique on society. As a sidebar, Jackie Haley was a fantastic casting choice and I'm glad he got a career boost with that role.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:47 PM (pUDQf)

304 I can't believe Sycacuse made it this far.

Posted by: logprof at March 25, 2016 10:49 PM (e5NkV)

305 I've heard it referred to as the "Senate Launch System". Ummmm... Could we? Please? To somewhere perpetually dark and cold?

I might have a spare berth on my ship...

Posted by: Dr. William Weir at March 25, 2016 10:49 PM (6FqZa)

306 "Was the A10's Gatling so devastating due to caliber or the rounds or both?"


The depleted uranium round was the real killer. Now, any other 30mm (Aden) would give an armored vehicle a bad day through the thin top armor but the GAU-30 with it's ammo would slice and dice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:50 PM (9ym/8)

307 Brunnhilde, thank you for the Easter wishes earlier. The same to you & yours

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 10:50 PM (voOPb)

308 What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?

Didn't crash, but... my brother-in-law was driving a semi when he realized he had a bee up his pants.

Grabbed the bee, inside a fold of pantsleg, and held onto that with one hand, steering with the other, until he could pull over.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 25, 2016 10:50 PM (5a8XA)

309 278 Anybody else remember Darkman?

Remember when I first saw the previews for it. Was surprised Larry Drake, who played the mentally retarded paralegal in LA Law, was the heavy. Figured he must have wanted to change his image somewhat.

And also just realized the hero was played by Liam Neeson.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 10:42 PM (ntObR)

I loved Darkman, particularly Larry Drake's Robert G Durant character.

Drake's the reason why the 2nd Darkman movie, aside from Liam being replaced by Arnold Vosloo (?) (the Mummy dude), exists.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (s87AC)

310 I am so damn mad right now. Little was having a friend over for a sleepover. The boy just came to me and said he wants to go home. His grandmother came and got him.

This happened before. For his birthday, Little was having 2 friends sleepover, and one of them decides he wants to go, and calls his mom on his cell phone (why do 10-11 YO kids have a cell phone anyway?) to come get him, which she does. The other kid decides that he should leave too, and calls his dad to come get him. I knew none of this until they showed up at the door to pick up their kids. Little was crushed. He's asleep now, but I'm sure he'll be crushed tomorrow.

What the hell is wrong with people today? Pre-teens who can't be away from mommy for a night, and parents that enable that shit? I was gone all the time at that age, and so were my friends, I at their house, they at mine. Camping in backyards and woods. My dad would never have come to get me unless there was violence going on.

I want little to feel valued and have self esteem for what he actually does, but he's only 11, it's gotta be terribly upsetting when friends walk out on him, and I don't know how to make him realize that it's NOT his fault these special snowflakes are helpless little babies.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (N8hFs)

311 The best spinach in my experience is fresh. Wash it but leave it wet. Dice several slices of bacon and cook it in a large sauce pan. Don't drain. Add the spinach, cover and cook down, tossing it with the bacon and bacon grease. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garlic would probably be a good addition.

Posted by: Suds 46 at March 25, 2016 10:52 PM (xtUYy)

312 "Batman is supposed to be super smart and super fearless and super agile. "

I've never been a "superhero" guy but Batman always appealed to me because he was just a dude with some gadgets, technology, and, his wits. A vigilante every-day man out to the right wrongs put upon society.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:52 PM (9ym/8)

313 Da Cuse.



woot.

Posted by: eleven at March 25, 2016 10:53 PM (qUNWi)

314 Oh, and I hope to post the Easter pie recipe on the
food thread this Sunday. We'll see: my husband is still very touchy
about religion since he recently lost his and while he cares not if I
cook religious feasts, if i try to go to mass he may have a fit tbat
disrupts the whole day.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 25, 2016 10:08 PM (epLS9)

I will pray that God gives you the wisdom to deal with him.


Would he listen if you tell him that you respect that he doesn't want to go but that your religion is important to you and he needs to respect that AND your decision to attend mass on a regular basis?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 10:53 PM (NPofj)

315 312 I've never been a "superhero" guy but Batman always appealed to me because he was just a dude with some gadgets, technology, and, his wits. A vigilante every-day man out to the right wrongs put upon society.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 10:52 PM (9ym/


Exactly. And Superman could reach into his chest and pull his beating heart out. Having them fight is the stupidest idea ever.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 10:54 PM (iMxBJ)

316 This thread has no visible theme whatsoever.

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at March 25, 2016 10:54 PM (sl+zA)

317 Batman is like a Navy SEAL - very smart, in top physical shape & has access to wonderful toys.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 25, 2016 10:55 PM (7qAYi)

318 >>Air combat. Helicopters or fixed wing.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Can't help with that. There is a very good flight sim, but it isn't an air combat kind of thing.

Posted by: Aviator at March 25, 2016 10:55 PM (c7vUv)

319 Exactly. And Superman could reach into his chest and pull his beating heart out. Having them fight is the stupidest idea ever.
Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 10:54 PM (iMxBJ)

Didn't the idea of Batman and Superman fighting originally come from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns?

Posted by: Thrawn at March 25, 2016 10:56 PM (s87AC)

320 Definitely. The whole movie was his critique on society. As a sidebar, Jackie Haley was a fantastic casting choice and I'm glad he got a career boost with that role.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


Less than a critique on society than a complete F.U. to the communist author, Moore.

Snyder torched the source material. The obvious Strangelove parody. The final scene.

It was a left hook from the stable of H-wood.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:56 PM (A/3fN)

321 I want little to feel valued and have self esteem for what he actually does, but he's only 11, it's gotta be terribly upsetting when friends walk out on him, and I don't know how to make him realize that it's NOT his fault these special snowflakes are helpless little babies.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (N8hFs)


Frankly, I think that kids should be forced to spend time away from mommy and daddy. Set up a tent in the back yard, and make them stay out there.

Posted by: The Lonesome Hat at March 25, 2016 10:56 PM (vBeA5)

322 OT and a unique problem for me, as some of you know my son ws attacked and died last October, I have his ashes here in KY but he was always a Florida boy. So I am taking him home in June. Problems stemming from extended family, his dad died 2 years prior almost to the date. A whole lotta fights going on about dad going to the same fishing hole In my opinion those two spent more damn time there together so what does it matter? Can anyone explain this to me? (We divorced and one brother kept the ashes even though his personal request was to be put there) Sorry if this doesnt make sense, I dont understand it myself

Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 10:57 PM (kejii)

323 Posted by: Josephistan at March 25, 2016 10:55 PM (7qAYi)


Don't know any billionaire Spec-Ops guys.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 10:57 PM (pUDQf)

324 N. Carolina is whooping-up on Indiana.
At least we got two good games tonight!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 10:57 PM (OQ9R7)

325 Obama and Clinton know more about Islam than reporters do. Since this is their world, they think then that they are the smartest in the world.

That theirs is a very small, narrow, cloistered little world never occurs to them. Big fish in a small pond, as they say.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at March 25, 2016 10:57 PM (O4NI/)

326 Personal preference, that's good recipe for trout or salmon. You wouldn't want to do walleye that way IMHO
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
----------------
That was a trusted, foolproof way I learned when I was 12 or so.
Probably tried it on every species I pulled out of the Bay or the Atlantic.
It was especially good on bluefish.

(Yes, I was taught that if caught a fish & wanted to eat it, I had to learn to kill, clean and cook it. I also learned that the best stuff was in the fishhead - cheeks are good eatin'!)

Posted by: Chi at March 25, 2016 10:57 PM (2SERm)

327 I want little to feel valued and have self esteem for what he actually does, but he's only 11, it's gotta be terribly upsetting when friends walk out on him, and I don't know how to make him realize that it's NOT his fault these special snowflakes are helpless little babies.
Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (N8hFs)


A well-placed "I hope you would never do that to your friends" might come in handy.

Posted by: Splunge at March 25, 2016 10:58 PM (iMxBJ)

328 Batman is like a Navy SEAL - very smart, in top physical shape & has access to wonderful toys.
Posted by: Josephistan


Wow, that red dot on your back is impressive.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:58 PM (A/3fN)

329 I want little to feel valued and have self esteem
for what he actually does, but he's only 11, it's gotta be terribly
upsetting when friends walk out on him, and I don't know how to make him
realize that it's NOT his fault these special snowflakes are helpless
little babies.


Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (N8hFs)


Tell him exactly that but nicer... tell him that his friends are apparently not mature enough to spend the night away from their parents and then, if you have a tent, let him "camp" in your back yard (or in your living room if you have no back yard). Let him know how much you appreciate that he is mature enough to not make you come get him in the middle of the night and then go bowling or go carting with him tomorrow.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 10:58 PM (NPofj)

330 What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?


About thirty years ago I had to do an analysis of auto accidents on this stretch of public highway over the previous ten years. So I pulled the state DoT records in single line format (each accident was condensed). There was sufficient coded information in the single line to extract date/time, location, direction, number of vehicles, property damage, injury, fatality, alcohol, and fewer characters that a tweet to summarize the accident...

The analysis involved looking at the data as a whole, hundreds of reported accident over ten years, and pull trends to see if there are any systemic problems with that stretch of highway... by the way, transportation engineering is the 'accounting' of the engineering world...

What appeared was that the vast majority of accidents were fender benders only. Of all accidents, 33.33% involved animal strikes, 25.00% left hand turns (I only remember those because they were, oddly, 1/3 and 1/4 to the forth decimal place), and

20 fatalities.

MADD was just getting going, so, how many alcohol related fatalities?

ONE alcohol related fatality - 5%.

Some moron got liquored up, backed into a mailbox, and somehow managed to kill themself. So, if you are three sheets to the wind and decide to drive out to the end of the driveway to get the mail, make sure you put the car in park before you try to retrieve the mail with your head hanging out the window or you might just rip it off between the car and mailbox when you step on the gas instead of the brake.

TLR

All that crap about 50% of all traffic fatalities being alcohol related?

Drink Up! Just your head and limbs in the car.
All that PC shiite is lies!


Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 25, 2016 10:59 PM (T78UI)

331 Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (N8hFs)
I remember the last time the little babies pulled that crap on your boy.
Maybe it's the way the kids are being raised now. I was talking with my 13 year old niece and 9 year old nephew. I asked if she was going to have a slumber party for her birthday. She said no. I told her how much I loved slumber parties when I was her age.
Her brother told me the only time she spent the night at her friends house, she called her mom to come and get her. My SIL got her.
Some parents are babying their kids too much.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 10:59 PM (egOGm)

332 Batman V Superman is a great movie to save money on. Grubby, dark, adolescent anarcho-cynicism, idiot plotting and too little Gal Gadot.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 25, 2016 10:59 PM (Kucy5)

333 Weirddave, take him out to do something cool like geocaching tomorrow, takes the sting out of it

Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:00 PM (kejii)

334 The Watchman movie was a better adaptation that most of Moore's work has gotten.

The one thing the movie did better was the casting fo Ozymandias. He was the perfect know-it-all Leftist twerp. Rorshach was cast well, but then it's hard to get better than the comic character.

Posted by: Who Hats the Hatter? at March 25, 2016 11:00 PM (vBeA5)

335 FCF I am so sorry. All I can say is you were his mama, so you do what you think is best and don't worry about the rest

Posted by: ThunderB at March 25, 2016 11:01 PM (zOTsN)

336 Sorry if this doesnt make sense, I dont understand it myself

It's family, it doesn't have to make sense.

Regarding the fishing hole, if it's something that's publicly accessible, go for it. That way when the brother finally does the right thing, your son will be waiting for his father in their favorite spot.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2016 11:03 PM (YJmuy)

337 Some parents are babying their kids too much.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 10:59 PM (egOGm)


True, but remember there can be legal ramifications for not doing so. Heck, I recall a case where a mother who was on her front lawn with her kids was called in to the police because she was reading a magazine or book and not watching her kids like the NSA watching a Republican polititian...

Posted by: Who Hats the Hatter? at March 25, 2016 11:04 PM (vBeA5)

338 Posted by: Chi at March 25, 2016 10:57 PM (2SERm

I apologize I don't know a lot about ocean fish. Growing up in Wi, another state with 10,000 lakes. MN is not alone, I learned about panfish, trout, bass, northern pike, walleye & musky. Most fish here are hard & firm. Walleye to someone who has never tasted it is a cross between cod & haddock

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:04 PM (voOPb)

339 So Batman v Superman is not worth the $$$. I'll wait for it to show up on FX or TNT then. I hate going to theaters anyway.

Posted by: Puddleglum, blatant UVA bandwagon rider at March 25, 2016 11:04 PM (NGd+i)

340 Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 10:56 PM (A/3fN)

Odd take. Snyder was supposedly a huge fan of Moore.

For all Moores idiosyncrasies, he's produced some great art. Commie or not.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 11:05 PM (pUDQf)

341 "What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?"

My dad told me about a friend who was towing a race car on a trailer. While going down hill said trailer with car passed him!

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:05 PM (hVdx9)

342 Thanks y'all, pretty much what I have decided. just hate that there will be extra drama over this. hmmm forgot to say that the perp got off on my sons attack by turning in a bunch of dealers....Karma will get him

Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:07 PM (kejii)

343 Evening horde. How goes it.

Watched The Big Short this evening. Fucking crooks upon crooks upon evil shits.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2016 11:10 PM (hlMPp)

344 "This thread has no visible theme whatsoever."


And, thus, it's beauty.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:10 PM (9ym/8)

345 Thanks y'all, pretty much what I have decided. just hate that there
will be extra drama over this. hmmm forgot to say that the perp got off
on my sons attack by turning in a bunch of dealers....Karma will get
him


Not fortune teller but I see much sodomy in his future.

Possibly with a chainsaw.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2016 11:10 PM (YJmuy)

346 For all Moores idiosyncrasies, he's produced some great art. Commie or not.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 11:05 PM (pUDQf)


Moore writes excellent fiction.

His grasp on reality, OTOH...

Posted by: The League of Extraordinary Hats at March 25, 2016 11:10 PM (vBeA5)

347 1 "What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?"

I am a particular fan of Russian dashboard camera footage.

Very high up on the list is one of a driver of a van who comes to a stop. Driver of the car behind the van exits his vehicle and aggressively confronts the driver of the van.
Occupants of the van, who were on their way to a party, in costumes (think Sponge Bob, Wiley Coyote, etc) exit the vehicle and kick the guy's ass.

Posted by: navybrat at March 25, 2016 11:10 PM (8QGte)

348 Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (N8hFs)


Don't sugar coat it Dave. Be honest, be blunt. My kids have 2 thoughts about dad, he is right or he's being dad again. But they understand the right side and the wrong one. Friggin parents can't hover over their kids at that age ugh 13 will be a bitch for the.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:10 PM (voOPb)

349 "Fucking crooks upon crooks upon evil shits."



Well, most of them are.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:11 PM (9ym/8)

350 Oh, my... the Adult NyQuil is kicking-in. I've missed quite a few posts. I'll pray for you, FCF and Weirddave.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 11:11 PM (OQ9R7)

351 I gotta call it a night too all.

Thanks for the great chat!! Will let you know how the trip went.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2016 11:12 PM (ntObR)

352 I live on us74 it's flat and straight here,
apparently that causes a lot of crashes because in the year and a half
I've lived here I've attended 3. I saw one happening, the guy was just
driving down the road, no one around him then drift, over correct,
flipped into my driveway right as I was pulling in. Never seen anything
like it.

Posted by: Traye at March 25, 2016 09:43 PM (PHco

I think that is common - used to live on a stretch off US131 and after a snow you see the tire tracks where they went of the right side, over corrected and went off the left side into a deep ditch.
DoT fixed that - they repaved and widened the paved shoulder to a couple of feet (used to be if you over the white line you were in gravel) - accidents stepped up because people thinker if it is a bigger/better road it is safer, so they drive even more carelessly. Fact is the safest road is a single lane once way dirt road.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 25, 2016 11:12 PM (T78UI)

353 After avoiding it for so long, I got a copy of the 3-hour Director's Cut of Watchmen, and last week I watched it. (So, I watch-a the watchmen, to answer the question.)

Been so long since I'd read the comic, I thought it might ease the pain. It helped. Was greatly impressed with everything that was adapted directly from the comic. What wasn't - including the whole outcome - sucked. I wanted to send Alan Moore a sympathy card, but I'd have to admit to him that I watched it.

YMMV.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 25, 2016 11:12 PM (5a8XA)

354
I dunno, Weirddave. I think the more you acknowledge how shitty it was for them to leave, it makes it worse.

I suggest you brush it off and maybe your boy will follow your lead.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 25, 2016 11:12 PM (imIws)

355 "This thread has no visible theme whatsoever."


Vagrancy Thread. Violation.

Fine, assessed as everyone having to down a shot of Val-U-Rite. Cheers!

*clang!*

staggers away, gagging, choking, gasping and wheezing for air



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2016 11:12 PM (McRlu)

356 Posted by: Who Hats the Hatter? at March 25, 2016 11:04 PM (vBeA5)
I heard about that. What utter BS

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:13 PM (egOGm)

357 G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 11:13 PM (OQ9R7)

358 Muslim stereotypes
Hardly. Try historical reality. Muslims have been raping, pillaging. enslaving, and murdering non-muslims since their pedophile prophet walked back to Medina.

Posted by: Ben(the Original) at March 25, 2016 11:13 PM (DcG8N)

359 Moore is definitely an iconoclastic, weird dude. No doubt. Most good stuff comes from the folks who swim upstream.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 11:14 PM (pUDQf)

360 "h, my... the Adult NyQuil is kicking-in"


Right, the "NyQuil"


*winks*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/8)

361 Thanks y'all, pretty much what I have decided. just hate that there will be extra drama over this. hmmm forgot to say that the perp got off on my sons attack by turning in a bunch of dealers....Karma will get him

Posted by: FCF
****

Snitches get stitches and wind up in ditches. Karma will find 'em.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:14 PM (hVdx9)

362 Muslims have been raping, pillaging. enslaving, and murdering non-muslims since their pedophile prophet walked back to Medina.


Posted by: Ben(the Original) at March 25, 2016 11:13 PM (DcG8N)

It's a family tradition.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 25, 2016 11:15 PM (T78UI)

363 Been so long since I'd read the comic, I thought it might ease the pain. It helped. Was greatly impressed with everything that was adapted directly from the comic. What wasn't - including the whole outcome - sucked. I wanted to send Alan Moore a sympathy card, but I'd have to admit to him that I watched it.

YMMV.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 25, 2016 11:12 PM (5a8XA)


Miss me yet?

Posted by: Squidy at March 25, 2016 11:15 PM (vBeA5)

364 Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM

Kids have cell phones at 11 (adult privileges)
Kids told at elementary school they are responsible for stuff like stopping global warming (abstract adult responsibilities)

Why would they want to grow up?

Posted by: KT at March 25, 2016 11:16 PM (qahv/)

365 DO YOU PEE?

*Looks at BvS 2 hour 33 min runtime*

YOU WILL.

Alan Moore explained in his 25th aniversery of V for Vendetta that he really really thought that Thatcher was the next Hitler. It wasn't placating, it was infuriating. Watchmen taking a stab at Reagan, Lee Iococa, and Nixon's 5th term. Ugh. When leftists' accusations miss by a mile, they are projecting.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 11:16 PM (VdICR)

366 A well-placed "I hope you would never do that to your friends" might come in handy.

I already know he wouldn't. I tried a variation on the boy tonight. Didn't work.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 11:16 PM (N8hFs)

367 Thanks for the help, I will try to keep the moronette spirit
Do we have a phrase? The guys just doesn't seem to work for us lol
But first you will..... c'mon ladies!

Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:16 PM (kejii)

368 Goodnight Steve, have fun.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:16 PM (egOGm)

369 For all Moores idiosyncrasies, he's produced some great art. Commie or not.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


Moore's an idiot-savant that happens upon curiosities of history and human nature, and proceeds to willfully avoid the reasonable conclusions in favor of nihilism.

Which is to say, he's slightly smarter than the average sophomore marxist.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 11:16 PM (A/3fN)

370 Missed the good things thread cause I'm enjoying good things. All 3 of my kids and their spouses/significant others are home for the weekend for Easter and the youngest daughters' birthday.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at March 25, 2016 11:17 PM (WlQGZ)

371 349 "Fucking crooks upon crooks upon evil shits."



Well, most of them are.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:11 PM (9ym

Of course. But if the movie depicts in any realistic sense the absolute zero fucks given to banking laws and laws in general we are done already.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2016 11:17 PM (hlMPp)

372 At a Xmas party my minor brother got puke ass drunk. He hung his head out the window wile driving puking. Frozen puke splattered all over the 73 Chrsyler Newport. Did he hit anything. Only when he puked on the driveway. I helped scraped it off with ice scrapers. Mr. MH not friggin happy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:17 PM (voOPb)

373 "Hardly. Try historical reality. "


Pretty much. Middle Eastern clerics and thinkers came up with some good stuff 2000 years ago. Knowledge, etc. Islam came along and destroyed all of that.

In Islam you cannot seek to obtain the knowledge that disproves Allah and so long as a rock falls off a ledge because Allah willed it believing in gravity is out.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:17 PM (9ym/8)

374 From the Daily Mail:

"NEW ORLEANS (AP) Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the torching of a contractor's Lamborghini.
For now, at least, things have gotten so nasty the city hasn't found a contractor willing to bear the risk of tearing down the monuments. The city doesn't have its own equipment to move them and is now in talks to find a company, even discussing doing the work at night to avoid further tumult. Further complicating the issue was a court ruling Friday that effectively put the removal on hold."

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jnpr3nl

Posted by: RioBravo at March 25, 2016 11:18 PM (NUqwG)

375 Drink Up! Just your head and limbs in the car.
All that PC shiite is lies!
Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 25, 2016 10:59 PM (T78UI)


Unless you live in the undocumented then watch out!


Posted by: Ralph at March 25, 2016 11:18 PM (kaCWe)

376 Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:07 PM (kejii
You are in my prayers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:18 PM (egOGm)

377 "MH not friggin happy"

Epic!

Posted by: navybrat at March 25, 2016 11:19 PM (8QGte)

378 Thanks CaliGirl, that means alot

Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:20 PM (kejii)

379 >>>Why would they want to grow up?

Get drivers license, get car, play loud music, freedom from mom & dad. Job make mor money more freedom

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

380 Near car accident. Having paid a visit to my mother, who lived down on the coast of SC, I was headed home late to Atlanta. Pitch-black dark, north of Macon somewhere, I'm watching for deer.

Now, my mother had given me a small hanging plant to take home. This plant had been hanging on her porch. Whimsically, I guess, I had hung it from the rear view mirror.

In the freaking dark, something lands on my chest with a 'thump'. I damn near ran off the road getting stopped. Must have looked pretty strange to anyone who was behind me.

It was a tree frog, which had taken up residence in the hanging basket, and had decided to bail... right on to me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2016 11:21 PM (mxCgt)

381 Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:16 PM (kejii)
I've got nothing. I'm sure someone much funnier than me will think of something.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:21 PM (egOGm)

382 The problem with most writers is that they fail to realize that books make shitty movies. All that prose does not translate to the silver screen. You have to cut, you have to make it fit 3 hours or less. And today's society wants their books in film version, sadly.

I look at Steven King. Writes great books. None of which have survived translation into a movie or TV series.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 11:22 PM (pUDQf)

383 "Of course. But if the movie depicts in any realistic sense the absolute zero fucks given to banking laws and laws in general we are done already."


Haven't seen the movie but absolutely not giving a fcuk about law and no scruples is something I just assumed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:22 PM (9ym/8)

384 To no one's comfort, Watchmen was far too long. It was indulgent to the point of, "hey, no one cares what point you're trying to make. I have to pee."

Or something.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 11:23 PM (A/3fN)

385 Posted by: katya the designated driver at March 25, 2016 11:17 PM (WlQGZ)

Good for you. None of our 3 are headed home. It will be different. Although we have mid-kids corgi, Stumpy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:23 PM (voOPb)

386 Missed the good things thread cause I'm enjoying good things. All 3 of my kids and their spouses/significant others are home for the weekend for Easter and the youngest daughters' birthday.
Posted by: katya
---------------

Happy Easter!
Having family together is the best.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2016 11:24 PM (mxCgt)

387 >>>Get drivers license, get car, play loud music, freedom from mom dad. Job make mor money more freedom
<<<


More girlz.


Posted by: Ralph at March 25, 2016 11:24 PM (kaCWe)

388 It was a tree frog, which had taken up residence in the hanging basket, and had decided to bail... right on to me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer
****

You never know when there is a frog out there with your name on it.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:24 PM (hVdx9)

389
"Giardinera. Good stuff."





That's it.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 09:46 PM (9ym/


always boil water when camping.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2016 11:24 PM (XQHkt)

390 Ah well, if I can't handle this bunch by now..... lol i'd never had made 16 years having to deal with them, would love a good snarky remark if they start something though!

Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:25 PM (kejii)

391 "Get drivers license, get car, play loud music, freedom from mom & dad. Job make mor money more freedom '


MH, one of the strangest things I hear about teens today is.......no real desire to get a driver's license. That was the Holy Grail. Freedom. Independence. The gateway to adulthood.

Today? For so many. No desire. Parents can't the get the kids to go take their driver test.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:25 PM (9ym/8)

392 Oh, my... the Adult NyQuil is kicking-in. I've missed quite a few posts. I'll pray for you, FCF and Weirddave.
Posted by: Slapweasel,


Dude, someone should have told you that Nyquil is duoguong lerve with a side of franchise billboards.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 11:25 PM (A/3fN)

393 "always boil water when camping."


*snort*


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:27 PM (9ym/8)

394 Nite ladies and gents. Happy Easter my internet friends. Praying you enjoy it with family, friends or good booze.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 11:28 PM (pUDQf)

395 "Parents can't the get the kids to go take their driver test."

It's a jungle out there.

Posted by: navybrat at March 25, 2016 11:28 PM (8QGte)

396 You never know when there is a frog out there with your name on it.
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale
--------

Yeah, it would have been a weird accident report.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2016 11:28 PM (mxCgt)

397 I could mention many things here.

1--a persistent pain in the chest is probably not a good thing. But no matter!
2 - Hillary Clinton would be the worst thing. Worse than anyone else. Worse than Trump, worse than Sanders. Worse than the Devil. But go ahead and say you'll vote for her over Trump. It makes you feel good, and that is the ultimate aim. To feel good.
3. I'm pretty sure this chest pain aint good, and aint good in the "feel good" section, but I refuse to care. There are things that are worth it, and things that are not.
4. PS Don't worry.
5. There is No Fifth thing!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 25, 2016 11:30 PM (AroJD)

398 *unstatic*

Adult NyQuil is Budweiser, you idiots.

::mumbles::

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 25, 2016 11:30 PM (OQ9R7)

399 Phillip Glass music for Dr. Manhattan

https://youtu.be/J0RKpmjjpLQ

Daredevil: It turned out that The Punisher in prison was just as nail-biting and awesome as Rorschach in prison.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 11:30 PM (VdICR)

400 You never know when there is a frog out there with your name on it.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:24 PM (hVdx9)


http://amzn.to/1XTW67W

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 11:30 PM (wB8Tg)

401 Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:25 PM (kejii)
If you are speaking with a girl, I'm sorry, I don't speak bitch.
That's really aggressive though.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:31 PM (egOGm)

402 Weird accidents


We are stationed in Germany. My hubby buys a jeep at another base several clicks away. I drive him in my car and then will follow him home as he drives new jeep.

Now he loves jeeps but he also loves big tires. So before we pick it up he upgrades the tires


We pick it up. Looks great. Tires are great. We get on the autobahn. I'm following. Cars are zipping past. After no more than 10 minutes I see a tire zipping down the autobahn by itself


It's his front left tire, passing him. Then that corner of his jeep drops and sparks and shit are flying out from underneath the jeep. He's struggling like hell to control it and pull over

All the while I'm looking in the rear view to make sure somebody doesn't crash into us from behind. When the put the new tires on they stripped the screws

Posted by: ThunderB at March 25, 2016 11:31 PM (zOTsN)

403 Alright, if it wasn't already known, Michio Kaku is an NDG class dipshit.

"There's fixing to be more water on the planet."


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:31 PM (9ym/8)

404 "Adult NyQuil is Budweiser, you idiots. "

I knew it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:32 PM (9ym/8)

405 I had to study up how to make a bow and arrows in the wild for Snowberry's Veil; I'd seen how to do it on a survival show but I had to bone up. I wouldn't want to have to do it myself for real but it does work.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 25, 2016 11:33 PM (39g3+)

406 Oct of 77 last HS FB game had been played. No, we weren't going into any playoffs. Bonfire miles away, I catch a ride with 3 guys.beer & Ginger flavor brandy was not a good combinations

It was cold and rainy. We left the party. Driver veers off onto right shoulder and a tire blows out. 59 ramblers tummbled pretty well. I believe 4'of them. We all hold our tongues. No talk of parties, etc. no,safty equipment. I'm the only one injured with a broken right thumb.

Dad wasn't happy when Deputy Dawg drops me off at 2AM telling him I had gone downtown to a ymca dance. He knew. Later that morning I was up,at 6 performing manual labor for him for most of the day,

That night he thought about treating the thumb. Good times

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

407 " When the put the new tires on they stripped the screws"

I thought the Germans were supposed to be pretty good with the mechanical shit?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:34 PM (9ym/8)

408 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 25, 2016 11:30 PM (AroJD)
Are you having chest pains?
I saw you wrote don't worry, but chest pains worry me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:34 PM (egOGm)

409 "Get drivers license, get car, play loud music, freedom from mom dad. Job make mor money more freedom '





MH, one of the strangest things I hear about teens today is.......no
real desire to get a driver's license. That was the Holy Grail.
Freedom. Independence. The gateway to adulthood.



Today? For so many. No desire. Parents can't the get the kids to go take their driver test.


Yup. Big is 22 and he doesn't have his license yet.

When I was 16 I would have rolled naked over rusty razor blades for that card. I even promised him a car to motivate him in high school, and he just shrugged.

I just don't get it.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 11:34 PM (N8hFs)

410 It's funny with kids these days.

Usually hang out with my friends and they're family either Friday or Saturday every weekend.

20 year old son and 16 year old daughter. They could care less about going out.

But I think going out has changed since I was young.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2016 11:35 PM (hlMPp)

411 That night he thought about treating the thumb. Good times

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

he thought... about... treating the thumb.
So can you still scratch your wrist on the same side with it or have fixed it?

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

412
Daredevil: It turned out that The Punisher in prison was just as nail-biting and awesome as Rorschach in prison.


The first issues of the Punisher's comic book were Punisher in prison surrounded by criminals, dealing with that and then escaping. Rorschach's adventures came after (but were really well written).

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 25, 2016 11:38 PM (39g3+)

413 >>>Parents can't the get the kids to go take their driver test.


Can't? Or won't I say won't. Friggin parents should've never bred

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

414 BChasm you need to see a doctor

Posted by: ThunderB at March 25, 2016 11:39 PM (zOTsN)

415 Pepe the frog?

That meme done passed me by.

Mike Hammer, would it have been considered an assault frog or a kamikaze frog?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:39 PM (hVdx9)

416 "I just don't get it."


Sorry, wd. No kids of my own but I hear this from co-workers and others and it boggles me. I remember having to put back money as a teen to buy my first vehicle. I saved vehemently as it was the biggest thing in my life up to that time. Parents and I worked out a deal. I'm hauling hay, cutting mesquite, etc.


Strange. How are they going to get to their job without a license?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:40 PM (9ym/8)

417 I thought the Germans were supposed to be pretty good with the mechanical shit?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

No respect for the non-German stuff?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:41 PM (hVdx9)

418 Addendum...both of the kids I know have their licenses. They just don't see reasons to go out on Fridays and Saturdays.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2016 11:41 PM (hlMPp)

419 Posted by: RioBravo at March 25, 2016 11:18 PM (NUqwG)

Good... freaking history destroying idgits.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 11:42 PM (NPofj)

420 382 The problem with most writers is that they fail to realize that books make shitty movies. All that prose does not translate to the silver screen. You have to cut, you have to make it fit 3 hours or less. And today's society wants their books in film version, sadly.

I look at Steven King. Writes great books. None of which have survived translation into a movie or TV series.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 25, 2016 11:22 PM (pUDQf)

++++

The Shining was excellent. King hated what Kubrick did with it, but the fans loved it.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 25, 2016 11:42 PM (R+30W)

421 20 year old son and 16 year old daughter. They could care less about going out.

But I think going out has changed since I was young.


What's there to go out for that they can't get at home?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 25, 2016 11:43 PM (39g3+)

422 Strange. How are they going to get to their job without a license?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:40 PM (9ym/

What is this "job" you speak off?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 25, 2016 11:43 PM (T78UI)

423 Thanks all, no money to see a doctor, but DO NOT worry. In the end it makes no difference at all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 25, 2016 11:43 PM (AroJD)

424 Yup. Big is 22 and he doesn't have his license yet.

When
I was 16 I would have rolled naked over rusty razor blades for that
card. I even promised him a car to motivate him in high school, and he
just shrugged.

I just don't get it.


Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 11:34 PM (N8hFs)

We didn't have cell phones or internet so we actually had to go out somewhere to hang out with our friends.

Kids today... not so much.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 11:44 PM (NPofj)

425 It amazes me kids who don't want to go out. We were at beach parties, the 18/21 club in San Luis Obispo, the graduate. Keggars. Dances.
And cars meant freedom.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:44 PM (egOGm)

426 Roll over in glass and I get the card, right?
OK, let's do it. You betcha.


If they don't drive how do they get from one place to another?
Bicycle? Public transportation?



Posted by: Ralph at March 25, 2016 11:44 PM (kaCWe)

427 hought... about... treating the thumb.
So can you still scratch your wrist on the same side with it or have fixed it?


Son, it was always son with him. You have a broken thumb. Bone isn't sticking thru. You should be ok with this split taped on for 2 weeks or so.

Mom the following day, Jim , did you take him to the ER? No Marie his thumbs ok isn't son? Why yes parents never better.

My thumb works looks like it had been taken über the ACA

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:45 PM (voOPb)

428 The guy making the bow and arrows was pretty good, though my heart started to ache when I saw how he was tramping a path deeper and deeper into the grass practicing at his butt.

Another video is of him making and using a sling.
When I broke my right shoulder, part of my personal PT was making and practicing with a sling down on the river, once a day, after the screws came out and I got most of my range of motion back
I never got very good at it. I admit to missing the river only twice.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2016 11:45 PM (XQHkt)

429 Why indulge in the normal social feudalism when you can avoid it entirely?

Were I in the same situation... why?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2016 11:46 PM (A/3fN)

430 "But I think going out has changed since I was young."


Now I was a teen in just the mid-90s. The biggest thing on Fri/Sat night dragging the Main. Everybody was out. Their was beer drinking, racing the lights, etc. Cops were around and kept an eye on us but unless somebody did some really stupid shit they didn't intervene.

Today? Small town America is deader than a Hammer on the weekend.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:46 PM (9ym/8)

431 Mike Hammer, would it have been considered an assault frog or a kamikaze frog?
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer
--------------

Don't know. But I say one thing about it, it woke up on the coast of SC, and went to sleep in north-ish GA. Hope it made out all right. I felt kinda sorry for the little bugger.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2016 11:46 PM (jO7js)

432 So you are telling me the next gen will basically be shut ins? WTF?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)

433 Strange. How are they going to get to their job without a license?



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:40 PM (9ym/

What is this "job" you speak off?


Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 25, 2016 11:43 PM (T78UI)

Teenagers have been pushed out of the job market by 1) illegals and 2) unemployed older people with experience in having a job.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 11:47 PM (NPofj)

434 310 I am so damn mad right now. Little was having a friend over for a sleepover. The boy just came to me and said he wants to go home. His grandmother came and got him.

This happened before. For his birthday, Little was having 2 friends sleepover, and one of them decides he wants to go, and calls his mom on his cell phone (why do 10-11 YO kids have a cell phone anyway?) to come get him, which she does. The other kid decides that he should leave too, and calls his dad to come get him. I knew none of this until they showed up at the door to pick up their kids. Little was crushed. He's asleep now, but I'm sure he'll be crushed tomorrow.

What the hell is wrong with people today? Pre-teens who can't be away from mommy for a night, and parents that enable that shit? I was gone all the time at that age, and so were my friends, I at their house, they at mine. Camping in backyards and woods. My dad would never have come to get me unless there was violence going on.

I want little to feel valued and have self esteem for what he actually does, but he's only 11, it's gotta be terribly upsetting when friends walk out on him, and I don't know how to make him realize that it's NOT his fault these special snowflakes are helpless little babies.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (N8hFs)



Have a sleepover with him yourself -- pitch a tent in the backyard. Tell him stories of how things were when you were 11 -- how proudly you raised him toward that sort of life. To stand tall, be self-reliant and bold; to hold his head up and embrace new experiences.....instead of, say, calling mom to be picked-up early.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

435 It amazes me kids who don't want to go out. We were at beach parties, the 18/21 club in San Luis Obispo, the graduate. Keggars. Dances.
And cars meant freedom.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:44 PM (egOGm)


The utopian future of the Left is perpetual childhood...

Posted by: The Hat of Warning at March 25, 2016 11:49 PM (vBeA5)

436 Well and 3) an attitude that the given job is too much work and beneath their dignity

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 25, 2016 11:49 PM (39g3+)

437 So you are telling me the next gen will basically be shut ins? WTF?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)

Why do you think the real world is such a shock to their systems when they hit college?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 11:49 PM (NPofj)

438
Teenagers have been pushed out of the job market by 1) illegals and 2) unemployed older people with experience in having a job.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 11:47 PM (NPofj)


You forgot inflated minimum wage, regulations and ACA

Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2016 11:49 PM (XQHkt)

439 ->>>We didn't have cell phones or internet so we actually had to go out somewhere to hang out with our friends.


Fuck yeah, like cruising Colllege ave with my 68 firebird convertible, stop at the shack bar. Put the top up and hang a s 12 point deer mount out the rear passenger side

After ball games, bring it quarts of beer. Order pizza then drink your own beer. Who needs cell phones, PCs, etc

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:50 PM (voOPb)

440 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 25, 2016 11:43 PM (AroJD)
A lot of Dr's will work with you on cost. If you don't have insurance they will work for a reduced fee and let you make payments. No insurance they will give a cash discount.
If you are having chest pains you need to go to the ER.
I am worried.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:50 PM (egOGm)

441 BeckoningChasm. IF and only IF you know from a previous diagnosis that your chest pain e.g. heartburn I will not worry otherwise suck it up and get to a doctor even though its a PITA to do it.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 25, 2016 11:50 PM (3kUGE)

442 The utopian future of the Left is perpetual childhood...
Posted by: The Hat of Warning at March 25, 2016 11:49 PM (vBeA5)


Eloi?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2016 11:50 PM (XQHkt)

443 There wasn't a kid I knew who wasn't hot and bothered about getting their driver's license.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2016 11:51 PM (jO7js)

444
But I think going out has changed since I was young.

What's there to go out for that they can't get at home?
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 25, 2016 11:43 PM (39g3+)

I agree, but I wouldn't trade my high school years for this new reality at any time.

Give me pointlessly driving around in a party train rather than sitting home texting. You never know when a memorable adventure will pop up, or who'd you meet, or why you're still awake when the sun comes up and heading to Shoneys.

Nope, give me old school memories.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2016 11:51 PM (hlMPp)

445 Don't know. But I say one thing about it, it woke up on the coast of SC, and went to sleep in north-ish GA. Hope it made out all right. I felt kinda sorry for the little bugger.

Posted by: Mike Hammer
****

Maybe it told it's tadpole offspring about it's great adventure?
Kind of related.
Was on a lake here in AZ and there was a tadpole at least 7 inches long and a good 3 inches wide at the body hanging on a log in the middle of the lake. Would loved to have seen the frog it turned into

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:51 PM (hVdx9)

446 You don't necessarily need a doctor if you're having chest pains but there's no way to know without at least going in once for a checkup to make sure its angina or heartburn instead of your heart getting ready to blow up.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 25, 2016 11:51 PM (39g3+)

447 Thanks all, no money to see a doctor, but DO NOT worry. In the end it makes no difference at all.

Cut the crap, go see a Doc NOW!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2016 11:52 PM (YJmuy)

448 "Why do you think the real world is such a shock to their systems when they hit college?"


Well, I guess that can be a good point.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:52 PM (9ym/8)

449
I agree, but I wouldn't trade my high school years for this new reality at any time.

Give me pointlessly driving around in a party train rather than sitting home texting. You never know when a memorable adventure will pop up, or who'd you meet, or why you're still awake when the sun comes up and heading to Shoneys.

Nope, give me old school memories.

Posted by: RWC
****

Back in HS some friends and I followed a busload of cheerleaders to THEIR football game and not our HS's own. Let us say they were flashing us enticement to follow them.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:53 PM (hVdx9)

450 Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (N8hFs)


My daughters are raised. They handled it. Anytime you & the boys want to come to NI WI for a primitive weekend with fishing and/or atving. Open invitation. Any friggin time.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:53 PM (voOPb)

451 Man, I did not want to be at home.
At least three school nights a week involved with school extra-curricular activities. Would arrive home one minute before curfew.




Posted by: Ralph at March 25, 2016 11:54 PM (kaCWe)

452 CaliGirl..... we trod some similar paths, there. You were mostly North of me, and I was down InSaneDiego. But also, six years in Orange County.

But the odds are, I was there a decade or three ahead of you. *harrumph!*

Hell, I remember when I-5 was mostly empty hills to the East, from Pendleton to Santa Ana. San Onofre was an oasis of civilization along the way.

They indeed did, Paved Paradise; put up a parking lot.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2016 11:54 PM (McRlu)

453 I knew a guy who's car was hit by an airplane on his way to an IRS audit. The single engine plane was carrying an engine block, couldn't gain enough altitude and it's landing gear tore into my friends car, knocking him off the road and the plane into a corn field.

Posted by: Ddad99 at March 25, 2016 11:55 PM (N7pAv)

454 Just saw my first Vote 4 Trump grafitti on a urinal wall.

If I had a pencil, I'd have made it say Ted Cruz.

Then the employee who did it would be enraged and pee on himself.

Posted by: sexypig at March 25, 2016 11:56 PM (dZQh7)

455 Well and 3) an attitude that the given job is too much work and beneath their dignity

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 25, 2016 11:49 PM (39g3+)


That too.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 11:56 PM (NPofj)

456 Beck. Chasm. Go to er. They can rule things out very quickly. No sense of being Gary shandling

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:56 PM (voOPb)

457 We didn't have cell phones or internet so we actually had to go out somewhere to hang out with our friends.

Kids today... not so much.


Yea, well, the time I got to go skinny dipping with 4 girls in Loch Raven reservoir after freshman orientation was better than PornHub, I guarantee it.

And it was all because I had a car. "Let's go out cruising and see what happens!"

Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 11:56 PM (N8hFs)

458 I guess urinal electioneering makes sense in this year's pissing match.

Posted by: sexypig at March 25, 2016 11:57 PM (dZQh7)

459 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2016 11:51 PM (hlMPp)
Me neither. We had fun. Summers were great, beach all day. Or we would go to red rocks. There was always a party. They charged for the cup, girls got in for free.
We used to cruise the back roads of Santa ynez by the Devils church ( so we thought) and scare ourselves.
I think there's grapes there now. Good times.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:58 PM (egOGm)

460 If you are speaking with a girl, I'm sorry, I don't speak bitch.
That's really aggressive though.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 25, 2016 11:31 PM

LOL the girls are easy its the guys, lotta water under the bridge. But really thanks, I will do what I must to preserve peace. Thanks for letting me vent though

Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:58 PM (kejii)

461 Ralph, 16 didn't come fast enough, did it?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2016 11:59 PM (voOPb)

462
Back in HS some friends and I followed a busload of cheerleaders to THEIR football game and not our HS's own. Let us say they were flashing us enticement to follow them.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:53 PM (hVdx9)

You fairer better than me.

We followed someone we knew to go to a party (McDs or Taco Bell parking lot was the jumping off point). Followed them for about 3/4 of a mile.....next thing.... Shotgun to my right side, two pistols in front of me, about 12 cop cars surrounding us.

Knew we were following delinquents but damn, give me a heads up.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2016 11:59 PM (hlMPp)

463 And...the basketball season is over. Carolina made the Hoosiers look like a rec team. Ugh.

Posted by: The Cookie Man at March 25, 2016 11:59 PM (KSmDN)

464 Teenagers have been pushed out of the job market by 1) illegals and 2) unemployed older people with experience in having a job.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 11:47 PM (NPofj)

You forgot inflated minimum wage, regulations and ACA


Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2016 11:49 PM (XQHkt)

And this... it all adds up to it's not worth it for employers to take a chance on hiring a teenager who has no experience.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2016 11:59 PM (NPofj)

465 If you have chest pains, and then briskly walk and feel better, your heart is fine.

If you briskly walk and feel horrible, its bad.

Posted by: sexypig at March 25, 2016 11:59 PM (dZQh7)

466 Have to check since others' hashes are changing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 25, 2016 11:59 PM (GDulk)

467 Thanks all, no money to see a doctor, but DO NOT worry. In the end it makes no difference at all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 25, 2016 11:43 PM (AroJD)


Go to the Er, seriously.

Because you can't pay anybody shit if you're dead.

Signed, a heart patient who has had enough medical bills to buy a nice big house, but is still alive.

You may not think anybody cares about you right now, but you will find out that's not true in time, as did I.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 26, 2016 12:00 AM (wB8Tg)

468 "And it was all because I had a car. "Let's go out cruising and see what happens!"


That was the dream. Gateway to all kinds of chicannery. At least one hoped.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2016 12:01 AM (9ym/8)

469 16 didn't come fast enough<<<


An eternity.


Posted by: Ralph at March 26, 2016 12:01 AM (kaCWe)

470 You fairer better than me.

We followed someone we knew to go to a party (McDs or Taco Bell parking lot was the jumping off point). Followed them for about 3/4 of a mile.....next thing.... Shotgun to my right side, two pistols in front of me, about 12 cop cars surrounding us.

Knew we were following delinquents but damn, give me a heads up.

Posted by: RWC
****

Well we ended up at a game where there were on duty police patrolling the stands. As I had some experience with such situations my friends demanded I not leave them alone.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 12:01 AM (hVdx9)

471 Thanks all, no money to see a doctor, but DO NOT worry. In the end it makes no difference at all.



Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 25, 2016 11:43 PM (AroJD)


Go. I'll tell ya how to negotiate a bill after, but go. Hell, if you were around here, I'd take you myself. Are you around here? (Baltimore).

Posted by: Weirddave at March 26, 2016 12:03 AM (N8hFs)

472 "Knew we were following delinquents but damn, give me a heads up."


Cops? Who were you following? Was he dealing crack on the side?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2016 12:03 AM (9ym/8)

473 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2016 12:01 AM (9ym/

Is 'cruising' even done anymore besides jack holes at the beach.

Silly question. They can't even drive.

What the hell America.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 26, 2016 12:03 AM (hlMPp)

474 If you won't go to the ER chew an aspirin and place the grains between your cheek and gum.


Posted by: Ralph at March 26, 2016 12:03 AM (kaCWe)

475 BeckoningChasm, I am probably the least likely to tell you this, but go to the ER

Posted by: FCF at March 26, 2016 12:04 AM (kejii)

476
Thanks for another great ONT, CDR M.

The primitive bow and arrow video was great.

And I think the F9F-2 (with swept wings) was sweeter looking than the F9F. I saw one at a museum and the size of it struck me. The F9F series airplanes are barely larger than a Piper Tomahawk.

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 26, 2016 12:04 AM (RcpcZ)

477 I agree Wierddave, Ralph and everyone else... I would not want to be a teenager today as I had way more fun and adventures back when. I had a job from the time I could con someone into illegally hiring me and bought my first car that was older than I was when I was 16.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 26, 2016 12:04 AM (NPofj)

478 Posted by: Weirddave at March 25, 2016 10:51 PM (N8hFs)

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

May I suggest having more kids over for a sleep over - not just one or two? There wd be more peer pressure not to call mommy and run home.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 26, 2016 12:04 AM (iQIUe)

479 I once dropped the coal from my cigarette into my lap while driving 80 down the freeway near Pendleton OR with the windows open in summer.

I looked down to see where it went and saw the hole in the frayed fabric of my jeans spreading in a glowing patch.

I frantically started licking my thumb and patting it out. I apparently was all over the road but stayed within the lines and all four wheels down.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2016 12:04 AM (XQHkt)

480 was all because I had a car. "Let's go out cruising and see what happens!"
-------
See Weirddave isn't so weird afterall

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2016 12:04 AM (voOPb)

481 Heh. Working in Hi Fi Shop (remember those?) a guy brought in a crate containing the remnants of a receiver and record changer, seeking an estimate to repair.

A city bus driver had stepped out of his bus to take a smoke and had not set the parking brake. The bus rolled down a hill and into the guy's living room... right where the Hi Fi was sitting.

The insurance company wanted an estimate in order to settle the claim.

I still remember the complaint as listed on the service papers, "Struck by bus".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2016 12:05 AM (jO7js)

482 Posted by: Weirddave at March 26, 2016 12:03 AM (N8hFs)
Take Daves advice. Chest pains are serious. It does make a difference.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2016 12:05 AM (egOGm)

483 EMERGENCY ROOM NURSES ARE HOT

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 26, 2016 12:06 AM (wB8Tg)

484 Beckoning.

Pro-tip here. Do what's said above, as regards the "fast walk" test.

If you think it's not good DO go to your closest Fire Station, and have their EMT give you a look over.

If EMT transports you to the E.R., at least in Texas, you're under a different law than if you'd walked in under your own power.

The walk in only has to be "stabilized", and can then be pushed out the door.

The EMT transport has to be treated to the fullest measure, including being admitted, surgery, etc.

Plus, if the EMT's having hooked you up to an EKG proves that you're OK, then you've got a free "peace of mind" check, with no E.R. bills to contend with.

Go to the firehouse amigo!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2016 12:06 AM (McRlu)

485 Cops? Who were you following? Was he dealing crack on the side?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2016 12:03 AM (9ym/

Maybe not crack but he was a small time dealer. Also grand theft. That's why they were following him.

Funny part of the night is I had 3 guns pointed at me, but when I got searched he found smokes...yes officer, I know I'm under 18. Like that was what they were looking for.

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

486 397 I could mention many things here.

1--a persistent pain in the chest is probably not a good thing. But no matter!
2 - Hillary Clinton would be the worst thing. Worse than anyone else. Worse than Trump, worse than Sanders. Worse than the Devil. But go ahead and say you'll vote for her over Trump. It makes you feel good, and that is the ultimate aim. To feel good.
3. I'm pretty sure this chest pain aint good, and aint good in the "feel good" section, but I refuse to care. There are things that are worth it, and things that are not.
4. PS Don't worry.
5. There is No Fifth thing!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 25, 2016 11:30 PM (AroJD)



Dude! What kind of chest pains? If it feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest, or if you have shooting pains going down your arm, just call 911 already. They're just sitting around bored anyway.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 12:08 AM (EzgxV)

487 Look. Nobody is to suggest that anyone see the ER, even, and let me make this absolutely clear! Even if they so say "Jehovah"!

(hail of rocks)

See? Everything is fine. and if it isn't--it will be.

Thank you to everyone, honestly, I am the last person ANYONE needs to worry over.

There are other things.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:08 AM (AroJD)

488 "but when I got searched he found smokes...yes officer, I know I'm under 18."

"Get the fcuk outta here and don't let me see you again tonight, dumbass"

Yeah, I got that one too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2016 12:09 AM (9ym/8)

489 You cam Ke a decent bow out of PVC

Posted by: Jean at March 26, 2016 12:09 AM (cXiMR)

490 FIREMEN ARE HOT. FIREWOMEN ARE HOT. FIREPEOPLE. FIREPERSONS.

PERSONS OF FIRE. FIREKIN. FIRE TECHNICIANS. ANTI-FIRE TECHNICIANS.

PRYROMANIACS.

WAIT, WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 26, 2016 12:10 AM (wB8Tg)

491 Merovign, are you channeling Norman Spinrad?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2016 12:11 AM (XQHkt)

492 Beckoning,

Didn't read upthread to see what was going on but if you're slightly the bit worried...then worry. Get whatever checked.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 26, 2016 12:11 AM (hlMPp)

493

Whether you call or not EAT THE FREAKING ASPIRIN!




Posted by: Ralph at March 26, 2016 12:11 AM (kaCWe)

494 423 Thanks all, no money to see a doctor, but DO NOT worry. In the end it makes no difference at all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 25, 2016 11:43 PM (AroJD)



That's why you see an EMT instead -- they're taxpayer-funded.

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

495 Nothing more to worry about than a kindred spirit... please get checked out somehow, if nothing else try the aspirin

Posted by: FCF at March 26, 2016 12:12 AM (kejii)

496
You can kill for your country at age 18 but you can't buy a Barney Frank expose or a cigarette afterwards.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 26, 2016 12:13 AM (FkBIv)

497 BeckoningChasm. how would your loved ones feel if you died?
How about those that depend upon you-that need you? What about them?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 12:13 AM (hVdx9)

498 Time for night-night. Hasta, all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 26, 2016 12:13 AM (9ym/8)

499 Beckoning.

Count your blessings. Pain in the chest could be heart problems, and you really need to get it checked, like RIGHT NOW!

Conversely, a persistent pounding sensation your ass..... you've likely got AIDS. No hurry then, is there?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2016 12:13 AM (McRlu)

500 *unstatic*

"Thank you to everyone, honestly, I am the last person ANYONE needs to worry over.
There are other things.
"
-Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:08 AM (AroJD)

Yeah, but we like you and stuff, distant internet friend.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 12:13 AM (OQ9R7)

501 Time out for fun.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 26, 2016 12:14 AM (FkBIv)

502 G'Night, Ricardo.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 12:14 AM (OQ9R7)

503 Beckoning chasm,
Please, don't ignore this. I am worried for you. The advice to go to a fire station is a good one. Also the aspirin.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2016 12:14 AM (egOGm)

504 I was 18 young & stupid. I snorted at cop with my ragtop down, at a stop light. He lit me up. My brother and I were holding at the time-glove compartment .

Got out of bonduel in one piece

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)

505 Tom Hanks said about his Walt Disney bio that he should have been cigarettes and coffee all day -- that's the kind of person Walt was. But any smoking would result in an R rating.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 26, 2016 12:17 AM (VdICR)

506 I added Diesel fuel to my urine sample in 1972.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 26, 2016 12:17 AM (FkBIv)

507 I need to go to sleep, beckoning chasm, please, seek medical attention.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2016 12:17 AM (egOGm)

508 Merovign, are you channeling Norman Spinrad?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2016 12:11 AM (XQHkt)


Not... that I know of.

I am afraid to search for that name now.

(Also, Beckoning Chasm, do you have any idea how FUN EMTs are? It's AWESOME!)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 26, 2016 12:18 AM (wB8Tg)

509 Call me Ishmael.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 26, 2016 12:19 AM (FkBIv)

510 Listen... I'm just a drunken flu-sufferer from Ohio. So my opinion should be taken with a grain of coal.

I think you should buy a lot of candy.

Candy is good for use in pinatas, as well as eating.

Try that first, because hospitals suck.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 12:20 AM (OQ9R7)

511 I was 18 young stupid. I snorted at cop with my ragtop down, at a
stop light. He lit me up. My brother and I were holding at the
time-glove compartment .

Got out of bonduel in one piece


Was never holding, but I did upset some cops on more than one occasion.

Used to go cruising with a friend of mine on weekends. He had CB with PA speaker. We'd roll up to one underpass where the motorcycle cops hung out and I'd fire up the PA with the classic Deliverance pig squeal. Damn that thing echoed under there.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2016 12:20 AM (YJmuy)

512 I'm off to the snoozer, but I'll leave this for Beckoning Chasm.

You SOB. If you croak, I'm never going to talk with you again.

And that would piss me off.

Hie thee off to ye olde Fire House. Now.

And then I'll want to read tomorrow, of your festivities and revelry there. Might as well party it up with the crew, while you're there!

Hasta la Nite Nite, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2016 12:23 AM (McRlu)

513 I suggest caramel and chocolate, because reasons.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 12:23 AM (OQ9R7)

514 So are we not going to talk about the Weekly World News expose on the Donald/Cruz sex tape?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 26, 2016 12:24 AM (hlMPp)

515 Beckoning Chasm, I came here with an issue, wayyy smaller than yours. In the past year I have lost many family members. Please Please do not take any chances, it eould turn out to be something else but it is not worth letting Maria Sanchia Suarez(illegal no ins no job in labor) be more important than you are to us.

Posted by: FCF at March 26, 2016 12:24 AM (kejii)

516 Daredevil: Murdock runs the PTSD court tactic by him. He disagrees, even though I don't think Frank can ever get a respite from what haunts him. He says that it isn't fair, e.i. they are crying wolf while he knows people with actual PTSD. A thoughtful bit of writing, when I started the season worried that they might do something trite or obnoxious.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 26, 2016 12:25 AM (VdICR)

517 So are we not going to talk about the Weekly World News expose on the Donald/Cruz sex tape?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 26, 2016 12:24 AM (hlMPp)


WWN has a video of Trump and Cruz having sex? EEEWWWWWWWWWW, where is the mind bleach.

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

518 Blanco

That's funny, downright hilarious

Beckon, get your ass to the ER. You have too much to loose

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

519 Man, I miss brackets.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 26, 2016 12:27 AM (wB8Tg)

520 Gooodnite moron friends
Be well
See you tomorrow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2016 12:27 AM (voOPb)

521 I'm reminded of chest pains I used to have. In the heart area, felt like a muscle cramp. Breath got short. I just stopped moving for a minute or two until it went away. Nothing in particular that I noticed that brought it on. Totally random. Think it first happened in, maybe 9th grade? I wasn't smart enough to be worried and didn't tell anybody about it, I just went on. Happened now and then for years. I did begin to wonder about it, as I got older. Should I worry?

Now, I haven't thought about those episodes in many years. Not sure what it was. Possibly related to the upper cervical maladjustment that was causing me several weird and seemingly un-co-related problems. At least, I haven't had the chest pains since I was adjusted.

Chasm, folks are going to love you and worry about you - yes, even you - and you can't help it since you mentioned a potentially serious problem. You know the horde is like that. Best buncha morons in the world.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 26, 2016 12:28 AM (GHHRC)

522
Man, I miss brackets.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


Me too

Posted by: Barack Obama NCAA expert at March 26, 2016 12:28 AM (FkBIv)

523
487 Look. Nobody is to suggest that anyone see the ER, even, and let me make this absolutely clear! Even if they so say "Jehovah"!

(hail of rocks)

See? Everything is fine. and if it isn't--it will be.

Thank you to everyone, honestly, I am the last person ANYONE needs to worry over.

There are other things.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:08 AM (AroJD)



Who gets your paintings?!?!?



Seriously, dude -- you've got a bunch of people worrying. Going to the fire station is a good idea. Get your ass down there and they'll help the right things happen -- and you may end up paying for it with a couple of rounds of cribbage.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

524 Thanks MWW, and with that I am also off to bed. Goodnight and thanks y'all

Posted by: FCF at March 26, 2016 12:30 AM (kejii)

525 G'Night, Misanthropic.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 12:30 AM (OQ9R7)

526 G'Night, FCF!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 12:30 AM (OQ9R7)

527 Goodnight all, sleep sweet.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 26, 2016 12:32 AM (NPofj)

528 The "Purtiest American Airplanes" list is totes WRONG...no F-15, no F-4, no A-4??
And the F35 is a garbage can. Believe me. Totally a prima donna piece of crap money pit.

In my humble opinion, of course.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 25, 2016 09:28 PM (9n14Y)


P 51, SR71? Yeah. F-104 Starfighter? Yeah. P38 Lightning, yeah. B17, yeah.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 12:39 AM (/i7Ua)

529 So you are telling me the next gen will basically be shut ins? WTF?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 25, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)


Let's see ... Friday night ... yep.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 26, 2016 12:39 AM (1D4Ef)

530 521 I'm reminded of chest pains I used to have. In the heart area, felt like a muscle cramp. Breath got short. I just stopped moving for a minute or two until it went away. Nothing in particular that I noticed that brought it on. Totally random. Think it first happened in, maybe 9th grade? I wasn't smart enough to be worried and didn't tell anybody about it, I just went on. Happened now and then for years. I did begin to wonder about it, as I got older. Should I worry?

Now, I haven't thought about those episodes in many years. Not sure what it was. Possibly related to the upper cervical maladjustment that was causing me several weird and seemingly un-co-related problems. At least, I haven't had the chest pains since I was adjusted.

Chasm, folks are going to love you and worry about you - yes, even you - and you can't help it since you mentioned a potentially serious problem. You know the horde is like that. Best buncha morons in the world.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 26, 2016 12:28 AM (GHHRC)




My dad was driving home on the freeway in the SF Valley when he started having chest pains. He drove himself to Kaiser and went in. If you have never experienced Kaiser, they stick you in a room and have random people walk in and do random things to you in no particular order for a couple of hours. Some gal will wander in and weigh you. Five minutes later, some guy will come in and take your blood pressure. Five minutes after that, someone will measure how tall you are.....after a couple of hours, a doctor comes in and says, "Mr. Cthulhu -- I want you to think back to when your alarm went off this morning and tell me about what was going on each time you had a cup of coffee."



So, my dad starts with......"I got up and brewed a pot. I had a cup then took my shower. I had another cup while I checked the traffic on TV, then poured another and brewed another pot for my Thermos....."



By the time he drove himself to the Kaiser ER, there were 23 total cups. The doctor earnestly looks at him and says, "Mr. Cthulhu -- don't drink that much coffee" -- then turns around and leaves.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 12:39 AM (EzgxV)

531 STOP WORRYING, damn it, you are using energy best used elsewhere.

STOP WORRYING I am pretty stupid...remarkably stupid, actually, but--

USE ENERGY where it will do the most good.

I will not comment for...uh...48 hours

DEFEAT HILLARY.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:42 AM (AroJD)

532 DEFEAT HILLARY.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:42 AM (AroJD)

And bump up your life insurance first thing Monday, just to be sure.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 26, 2016 12:44 AM (T78UI)

533 531 STOP WORRYING, damn it, you are using energy best used elsewhere.

STOP WORRYING I am pretty stupid...remarkably stupid, actually, but--

USE ENERGY where it will do the most good.

I will not comment for...uh...48 hours

DEFEAT HILLARY.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:42 AM (AroJD)



I just checked. I managed to transfer the numbers from my last phone to this one, but I must've had your number two phones ago.



Why don't you go to the firehouse, survive the night, and paint "DEFEAT HILLARY" paintings? They'd probably be good sellers.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

534 Mama always said, nothing good happens after Midnight. And it's approaching that time, by my Central Standard Time clock.

Anyway, I have to go to sleep so I can get up and see what happens tomorrow!

And so, ah dyew, meese ah me!



Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 26, 2016 12:46 AM (GHHRC)

535 Like I said... buy some candy. I'm not worried about that. Freaking country was almost founded upon it.


Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 12:47 AM (OQ9R7)

536 G'Night, Mindful.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 12:47 AM (OQ9R7)

537 Beckoning, take it from someone who was in this same situation just over a year ago...go to the ER!!!! If I hadn't, I'd be dead. We don't want that happening to you.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at March 26, 2016 12:48 AM (M3FAd)

538 So are we not going to talk about the Weekly World News expose on the Donald/Cruz sex tape?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 26, 2016 12:24 AM (hlMPp)


Pffft!

Posted by: Bigfoot who has married Batboy at March 26, 2016 12:50 AM (vBeA5)

539 Thank you to everyone, honestly, I am the last person ANYONE needs to worry over.

There are other things.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:08 AM (AroJD)


We worry because you are someone worth worrying over. I ain't no worry-wort (gazes at wound), but if you are experiencing something abnormal, get it checked out.

Posted by: The Medical Hat at March 26, 2016 12:53 AM (vBeA5)

540 Stop pressing the dude... lol. He's going to be fine. Back-off his ass; if you would.

His throw-away comments are his way of dealing with shit right now.

I know... I've been there.

Please take his word for it because he doesn't need the added pressure of Internet Saviors.

He's going to be alright .

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 12:54 AM (OQ9R7)

541 Is cooking a whole fish as daunting as I've always assumed it is? I like to cook, but I'm always nervous with seafood. Being a Midwesterner probably has something to do with that. We would eat the fish my dad and brothers caught (scaled and cleaned by them), but most of the fish I ate as a kid was in filet form (usually batter fried) or in a can. I never saw whole fish at the supermarket when I was growing up.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 25, 2016 10:25 PM (P8951)


Depends upon the species of fish, I suppose. Fresh-caught salmon: gut it, leave head on, stuff cavity with onions, bread crumbs, a touch of lemon, wrap in foil, throw on grill for 40 minutes, turning once. Mega yummy.


Salmon skin and scales are quite edible.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 01:00 AM (/i7Ua)

542 Listen, "Mr. Chasm"... lol. If you ever want to vent and destroy anxiety? I think I can help.

email me at home made gravy 71 at Yahoo dot com. (all-one-word).

We'll talk. No big whoop.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 01:00 AM (OQ9R7)

543 My insomnia makes me "crazy" enough to understand.

My Faith makes me patient enough to comprehend.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 01:08 AM (OQ9R7)

544 Weirddave, take him out to do something cool like geocaching tomorrow, takes the sting out of it

Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 11:00 PM (kejii)


Hell, take him out to the gun range, and let him shoot some pistols. And then he can go back to school, and brag on it to his wussy friends.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 01:12 AM (/i7Ua)

545
... let him shoot some pistols.


Throw in a full-size rifle, like a .30-06. Yes they kick, and maybe hurt ... certainly 5 rounds will make an impression.

But ... Monday morning, at school ... yeah, his shoulder might hurt, but not as much as his friends' psychological butts.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 26, 2016 01:19 AM (FlRtG)

546 In the freaking dark, something lands on my chest with a 'thump'. I damn near ran off the road getting stopped. Must have looked pretty strange to anyone who was behind me.

It was a tree frog, which had taken up residence in the hanging basket, and had decided to bail... right on to me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2016 11:21 PM (mxCgt)


I remember driving my '65 Ford Econoline van, with the twice-twice doors, and the 4-speed on the tree, and for some inexplicable reason, drove off the road between Penticton and Keremeos, BC. It's high desert country, not unlike the area west of Spokane, WA.


Went up a 3-foot embankment, through a barbed-wire fence, and bounced over numerous basketball-size rocks that littered the field. Back through the fence, down the embankment, and rolled to a stop on the shoulder. Poor old Econoline was wounded; chips out of the kidney-bean mags, bellhousing cracked through, and driveshaft buckled from coming down hard on a rock.


I drove a sheet metal screw into the crease on the drive shaft, and pulled out the worst of the buckle with a claw hammer. Cut some patches of sheet aluminum, and pop-riveted them over the cracks in the aluminum bellhousing. Drove the darn thing home to Vancouver. About 200 miles. Ran fine.


The engine cover had a dent in the top where my elbow had smashed into it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 01:28 AM (/i7Ua)

547 Throw in a full-size rifle, like a .30-06. Yes they kick, and maybe hurt ... certainly 5 rounds will make an impression.



But ... Monday morning, at school ... yeah, his shoulder might hurt, but not as much as his friends' psychological butts.



Posted by: Arbalest at March 26, 2016 01:19 AM (FlRtG)

Mine is just a carbine. And generally unpleasant to shoot. Maybe it would be more fun at night.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 26, 2016 01:28 AM (T78UI)

548 Just passing thru - Hi horde! - but when anyone speaks to me of Islam the Religion of Peace, my response is always:

Don't tell me, tell them! (gestures vaguely towards hypothetical muslims)

Posted by: ChicagoRefugee at March 26, 2016 01:29 AM (oiZDw)

549 All the while I'm looking in the rear view to make sure somebody doesn't crash into us from behind. When the put the new tires on they stripped the screws

Posted by: ThunderB at March 25, 2016 11:31 PM (zOTsN)


IIRC, older Jeeps had left-hand thread wheel studs on the left side. That could befuddle German mechanics.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 01:32 AM (/i7Ua)

550 *waves at Horde, falls asleep mid-wa

Posted by: Piercello at March 26, 2016 01:32 AM (RXfvh)

551 G'Night, Piercello.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 26, 2016 01:34 AM (OQ9R7)

552 Sorry, wd. No kids of my own but I hear this from co-workers and others and it boggles me. I remember having to put back money as a teen to buy my first vehicle. I saved vehemently as it was the biggest thing in my life up to that time. Parents and I worked out a deal. I'm hauling hay, cutting mesquite, etc.


Strange. How are they going to get to their job without a license?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2016 11:40 PM (9ym/


I didn't get my drivers license until I was 17; parents, in their wisdom, figured I wasn't ready. But I passed the tests OK at 17, drove Dad's '56 Ranchwagon a bit, got the hankering for a a car of my own, and bought a '51 Studebaker Champion from the next-door neighbors for the princely sum of $25. It was a much better car than I deserved, and I wound up selling it less than year later for $100, and thinking I was Joe Capitalist. Dumb fuck, I was.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 01:38 AM (/i7Ua)

553 Damn. Gary Shandling was on the phone with 911 when he fell unconscious.
He had chest pains the day before and a doctor friend said if they continued to call 911 or go to ER.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:38 AM (hVdx9)

554 553 Damn. Gary Shandling was on the phone with 911 when he fell unconscious.
He had chest pains the day before and a doctor friend said if they continued to call 911 or go to ER.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:38 AM (hVdx9) 553 Damn. Gary Shandling was on the phone with 911 when he fell unconscious.
He had chest pains the day before and a doctor friend said if they continued to call 911 or go to ER.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:38 AM (hVdx9)



Next-door neighbor is a retired Elementary School teacher. One of her friends was found dead slumped over a kitchen table in front of a laptop showing results from a Google search for "heart attack".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

555 Corection: He felt achy and had shortness of breath. The MD friend if he did not feel ok the next day he should go to the ER.
He never made it.
RIP Gary. You gave me and my dad some great laughs. Thank you.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:44 AM (hVdx9)

556 Next-door neighbor is a retired Elementary School teacher. One of her friends was found dead slumped over a kitchen table in front of a laptop showing results from a Google search for "heart attack".

Posted by: cthulhu
****

Denial is a powerful thing.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:46 AM (hVdx9)

557 Thank you to everyone, honestly, I am the last person ANYONE needs to worry over.

There are other things.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:08 AM (AroJD)


You are being a dick. Get your saggy ass to the ER, and have an ECG done. Good dicks are scarce, and we need every one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 01:47 AM (/i7Ua)

558 556 Next-door neighbor is a retired Elementary School teacher. One of her friends was found dead slumped over a kitchen table in front of a laptop showing results from a Google search for "heart attack".

Posted by: cthulhu
****

Denial is a powerful thing.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:46 AM (hVdx9)



I don't know if it was denial so much as confusion. She was looking to see if "heart attack" was correct....so she must have suspected it.....but didn't have time to read the article.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

559 RIP Gary. You gave me and my dad some great laughs. Thank you.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:44 AM (hVdx9)


One of Shandling's best jokes was about the difference between men and women. A guy picks up a girl at a bar and takes her home. They're undressed and making out and the girl thinks,

"Oh my ... I can't believe I'm doing this. I don't even know this guy ..."

while the guy is thinking,

"Oh MY! I can't believe I'm doing this. I don't even know this girl!!"

Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair at March 26, 2016 01:55 AM (zc3Db)

560 I don't know if it was denial so much as confusion. She was looking to see if "heart attack" was correct....so she must have suspected it.....but didn't have time to read the article.

Posted by: cthulhu
****

Cooth, regardless may they RIP. How awful.

I was a call center pharm tech and the person next to me got a call from a person asking if chest pains was a side effect of a particular medication. The pharmacist who was called over repeatedly urged them to call 911 or go to the ER. Chest pains was not a side effect for those wondering.
A co-worker's severely alcoholic boyfriend had a heart attack at 30. My friend's mother in law's son died at 25 from a massive heart attack after being to the ER over chest pains.
My advice is to acquaint yourself with heart attack symptoms and do not be afraid to call 911 or get to the ER.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:55 AM (hVdx9)

561 557 Thank you to everyone, honestly, I am the last person ANYONE needs to worry over.

There are other things.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:08 AM (AroJD)


You are being a dick. Get your saggy ass to the ER, and have an ECG done. Good dicks are scarce, and we need every one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 01:47 AM (/i7Ua)



I should also add that you could come back and crowdfund your visit afterward (assuming you survive). You'd have to settle on a number with the ER first (so they wouldn't be measuring your internet friends' pockets) -- but with all the people worried for you, things could get cleared up pretty rapidly.




And, not to put too fine a point on it, but if you're actually feeling like leaving this world.....wouldn't you want to do so owing a truly fantastic amount of money? "Yeah, I ran all my credit cards up to the limit on hookers and blow -- what were they going to do, repossess?"

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

562 3AM and can't sleep...


Whazzap roonz and roonettez?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at March 26, 2016 01:57 AM (vbvxt)

563 Is it safe to flame Trump yet?



Well...

Can you be loyal to your country?

Can you be loyal to your wife?
Seriously, can YOU even be loyal to one single person in your life?

Apparently NOT, so why should anybody believe you can be loyal to over 300 million.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 26, 2016 02:01 AM (T78UI)

564 One of Shandling's best jokes was about the difference between men and women. A guy picks up a girl at a bar and takes her home. They're undressed and making out and the girl thinks,

"Oh my ... I can't believe I'm doing this. I don't even know this guy ..."

while the guy is thinking,

"Oh MY! I can't believe I'm doing this. I don't even know this girl!!"

Posted by: ThePrimoridalOrderedPair
****

The episode where Gary swings in like Tarzan and Carol Burnett is on his show is classic.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 02:03 AM (hVdx9)

565 I know we are not supposed to be "politicking" on the ONT. Please don't consider the following to be "politicking", more a plea for sanity.


Crump and Truz are both good people, both are light-years ahead of Hillaroid and Commie Bernie in terms of morality and political philosophy. Both are hated by the Donks, and both are hated by the GOPe. Who benefits from a mud-slinging battle between the two? Not Crump, not Truz. The Donks and the GOPe, that's who benefits.


So how 'bout we adopt a higher degree of civility in here? If you support one or the other, why not, instead of trashing the other, you simply say "my guy beats your guy on this one issue, and here's why". Don't go calling the other guy's supporters poopyheads because they fail to cleave to your version of wisdom. Or whizzdumb, as the case may be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 02:06 AM (/i7Ua)

566 560 I don't know if it was denial so much as confusion. She was looking to see if "heart attack" was correct....so she must have suspected it.....but didn't have time to read the article.

Posted by: cthulhu
****

Cooth, regardless may they RIP. How awful.

I was a call center pharm tech and the person next to me got a call from a person asking if chest pains was a side effect of a particular medication. The pharmacist who was called over repeatedly urged them to call 911 or go to the ER. Chest pains was not a side effect for those wondering.
A co-worker's severely alcoholic boyfriend had a heart attack at 30. My friend's mother in law's son died at 25 from a massive heart attack after being to the ER over chest pains.
My advice is to acquaint yourself with heart attack symptoms and do not be afraid to call 911 or get to the ER.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:55 AM (hVdx9) 560 I don't know if it was denial so much as confusion. She was looking to see if "heart attack" was correct....so she must have suspected it.....but didn't have time to read the article.

Posted by: cthulhu
****

Cooth, regardless may they RIP. How awful.

I was a call center pharm tech and the person next to me got a call from a person asking if chest pains was a side effect of a particular medication. The pharmacist who was called over repeatedly urged them to call 911 or go to the ER. Chest pains was not a side effect for those wondering.
A co-worker's severely alcoholic boyfriend had a heart attack at 30. My friend's mother in law's son died at 25 from a massive heart attack after being to the ER over chest pains.
My advice is to acquaint yourself with heart attack symptoms and do not be afraid to call 911 or get to the ER.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 26, 2016 01:55 AM (hVdx9)



We had a similar situation when the fiancee got The Bends in Hawaii. There are a shitload of possible symptoms, all of which could well be something else -- and most of which are unfamiliar. Because we were members of DAN, we contacted their dive emergency line and did some in-the-hotel testing.....which then moved to in-a-clinic testing under the supervision of DAN experts, which then lead to a helicopter medevac to the Kuakini Medical Center on Oahu, which lead to her personal treatment by Dr. Bob Overlock -- possibly the world's top expert in DCS at the time (he's since retired).




All along the way, you're thinking "WTF?" We had the resources and connections to get information and help and escalate rapidly in the best possible direction. But it's bewildering and you can't think straight when you feel bad.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 02:10 AM (EzgxV)

567 "But doctor, " said Trump "I am Pagliacci."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 26, 2016 02:11 AM (VdICR)

568
I know we are not supposed to be "politicking" on the ONT. Please don't
consider the following to be "politicking", more a plea for sanity.




...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 02:06 AM (/i7Ua)


I think the midday two hour hate is cathartic...

Given Cruz is 1/10th as a constitutional conservative as his supporters believe he is, they and Trump's should agree that putting Cruz in a black dress and on the bench for the next thirty years would have greater benefit than 4 years of Trump (or Cruz, or fricken zombie Reagan) as POTUS.

As if that scenario gels,
Obama's SCOTUS selection will be approved by GOP before the election.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 26, 2016 02:18 AM (T78UI)

569 It should be noted that there's lots of room to extend the DAN model across various ailments, including chest pain.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 02:21 AM (EzgxV)

570 What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?

This actually happened to me:

When I was 8 years old, my elder sister was attending an awful junior high school populated almost entirely with juvenile delinquents. Naturally she fell in with a "bad crowd" and quickly became a juvenile delinquent herself.

One day the school called our house to report that my sister had misbehaved somehow and was in detention and that a parent had to come pick her up from school.

So my father, who was home alone with me at the time, put me in the car and drove to the school and went to get her. He parked on the street near the school, and left me in the car (this would be considered totally taboo nowadays, but back then it seemed fairly commonplace to leave a kid in the car while you went and did an errand). He didn't want me to witness my sister being punished, so he told me to wait in the car.

Anyway, the spot we parked in was at the top of a long sloping downhill residential block, with no other parked cars anywhere close to us on the downhill side.

As I sat there, school was letting out for the day, and terrifying (to me) tweenage juvenile delinquents were streaming past. Two of them noticed me sitting all alone in the car in the passenger seat -- and my dad had left the driver's side window partly open.

Wordlessly, with blank evil eyes, one of the pair of delinquents leaned in the window, released the emergency brake and then fiddled with one of the handles near the steering wheel (it was only many years later that I realized he was wrestling the gearshift into "drive" or whatever).

Then they stood back and laughed as the car started rolling, slowly at first, rolling rolling gaining speed, rolling rolling rolling down the hill as I screamed in terror. Eventually the car was going probably about 30 or 35 mph when I crashed into a parked car at the bottom of the hill.

Luckily my dad's car was a heavy old clunker so it just obliterated the flimsy little car it smashed into and also pushed it along quite a distance, so the impact wasn't as abrupt or as fatal as it might at first seem from my description.

The delinquents hooped and hollered and laughed and scattered in all directions.

Bleeding from my forehead, but mostly just afraid of how angry my father was going to be at me for wrecking the car, I climbed out of the broken front windshield and over the hood and walked back up to the school, where I met my father coming out of the principal's office with my sister.

My father was already in a very foul mood, and furious at my sister, so when he deciphered my hysterical babbling about the car being wrecked, he transferred all that anger and more toward me. Boy, did I get a yelling-at.

Needless to say, he didn't believe a word of my tale about the boys reaching in the window, and instead he was convinced that I had been goofing around in the car myself and released the brake on my own, and that I was therefore 100% responsible for what happened.

Anyway, I guess this counts as one of the strangest "car accidents" ever, because neither car involved was even running at the time, and neither car had anyone in the driver's seat!

Posted by: zombie at March 26, 2016 02:29 AM (jBuUi)

571 Given Cruz is 1/10th as a constitutional conservative as his supporters believe he is, they and Trump's should agree that putting Cruz in a black dress and on the bench for the next thirty years would have greater benefit than 4 years of Trump (or Cruz, or fricken zombie Reagan) as POTUS.

As if that scenario gels,
Obama's SCOTUS selection will be approved by GOP before the election.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 26, 2016 02:18 AM (T78UI)


As a Canuck, I'm not a voter. I'd be delighted to see a President Cruz. Or a President Trump. I'd be turning cartwheels to see a President Trump with VP Cruz. Assassination deterrent and impeachment deterrent all in one. Doublemint FTW! Plus, when The Donald has done his two terms, Cruz has a shot at two for himself. With eight years of accumulated gravitas.


Cruz into the Supreme Court is boner-inducing, too.


I don't see a Cruz/Trump ticket as remotely possible. Ego of the latter aside, the age difference between the two means Cruz can afford to wait a cycle or two, Trump cannot.


Aside to the Snipster: snip if you will. I'm trying to be analytical here, and not boorishly partisan. My interest is in trying to reconcile the two solitudes that have developed here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 02:31 AM (/i7Ua)

572 Anyway, I guess this counts as one of the strangest "car accidents" ever, because neither car involved was even running at the time, and neither car had anyone in the driver's seat!

Posted by: zombie at March 26, 2016 02:29 AM (jBuUi)


I have had instances of cars rolling away downhill, with mild to embarassing consequences. It's not that uncommon, except negligence, not malice is the usual proximate cause. When it happens to you, and it is your fault, it qualifies as a genuine, "Oh Shit!" moment. BTDT


And now, Imma gonna go to bed. Take care, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2016 02:38 AM (/i7Ua)

573 I should note that there's been some stalls in page loading at "hushkit files wordpress.com" -- it seems to be the airplane pictures.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

574 Posted by: zombie at March 26, 2016 02:29 AM (jBuUi)



That would be quite frightening under any reasonable context, zombie. You have my sympathy.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 02:42 AM (EzgxV)

575 I was screwing around with my uncle's jeep and managed to start it into the garage wall when I was about 6. At the time, this was regarded as normal.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 02:44 AM (EzgxV)

576 574 Posted by: cthulhu

Problem is, this wasn't a "reasonable context" -- there is an extra historical layer to the story which I did not (and cannot) reveal which makes the whole incident much more sinister than even what I recounted above. In modern terminology, what happened would now be deemed a "hate crime," as the boys were actually trying to kill me for (trying to be euphemistic here) political reasons.

Posted by: zombie at March 26, 2016 02:53 AM (jBuUi)

577 Speaking of fragmentary early memories.....one of my earliest was in a department store (probably May Co.), where I reached up to tug on my mom's skirt. When she looked down, I said, "do you know what happens when you push the red button on the escalator?" I well remember the way her expression changed from fond annoyance to near panic in the next few seconds. Sensing that she wasn't going to ask, I blurted out: "it stops!"



Then we went looking for the floor manager to restart the escalator.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 02:53 AM (EzgxV)

578 576 574 Posted by: cthulhu

Problem is, this wasn't a "reasonable context" -- there is an extra historical layer to the story which I did not (and cannot) reveal which makes the whole incident much more sinister than even what I recounted above. In modern terminology, what happened would now be deemed a "hate crime," as the boys were actually trying to kill me for (trying to be euphemistic here) political reasons.

Posted by: zombie at March 26, 2016 02:53 AM (jBuUi)



Without getting into specifics, would this have been about racism or anti-leftism? I would guess that it was racism, as a strapping young black man could be perceived as a threat even when only 8 years old. *ahem*




But, yeah, I could see that as attempted murder. It's a horrible, horrible thing to find yourself the target of at 8-years-old. You truly have my sympathy, though this was 20-some years ago.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 03:04 AM (EzgxV)

579 578 Posted by: cthulhu

Unfortunately, for about six different reasons, I just can't get any more specific. Age/ethnicity/location/gender would be compromised, plus also if the true specifics of this tale (and ancillary incidents) were ever disclosed openly, it would probably ignite Armageddon and society would collapse. Yeah, it's that bad. The reality of what happened to/with my sister that day is in some ways even more horrifying. If the world knew....

Posted by: zombie at March 26, 2016 03:21 AM (jBuUi)

580 531 STOP WORRYING, damn it, you are using energy best used elsewhere.

STOP WORRYING I am pretty stupid...remarkably stupid, actually, but--

USE ENERGY where it will do the most good.

I will not comment for...uh...48 hours

DEFEAT HILLARY.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2016 12:42 AM (AroJD)





Just to let people know, BC responded to people's concerns about his health by saying he wouldn't comment for 48 hours -- a dick move. It's been three hours -- he could be asleep, or he could be on the floor of his living room choking out his last breaths. According to him, we'll have another 45 hours to wonder.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 03:45 AM (EzgxV)

581 {yawn} 'Morning, insomniac morons.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 03:50 AM (CL5j3)

582 Someone remind me not to do that with my watermelon.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 03:52 AM (CL5j3)

583 582 Someone remind me not to do that with my watermelon.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 03:52 AM (CL5j3)



Hey, creeper -- don't pop your watermelon like a zit, just in case you were thinking of doing so....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

584 Actually, the popping the watermelon like a zit part is entirely cool. The choice of location and avoidance of property damage is where the issues crop up.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 26, 2016 04:01 AM (IdCqF)

585 584 Actually, the popping the watermelon like a zit part is entirely cool. The choice of location and avoidance of property damage is where the issues crop up.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 26, 2016 04:01 AM (IdCqF)


This is very true. Who the hell thought this was an appropriate activity for indoors?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 04:05 AM (EzgxV)

586 The upcoming movie 'War Dogs' is supposedly about real disturbing events but even more disturbing is that Jonah hill seems to have regained all the weight he lost and then some.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 26, 2016 04:06 AM (IdCqF)

587 one of turd crud 's girl friends is a tranny.

Posted by: tranny talk at March 26, 2016 04:08 AM (pxaGS)

588 Too bad that list of best-looking planes was only American made birds. The Dassault Falcon series of bizjets would be in there otherwise. Sample:

http://tinyurl.com/zvv84wh

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:10 AM (CL5j3)

589 I'm guessing @587 is a vanishing comment in waiting.

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

590 "What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?"

My uncle totaled a cow once.



Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:13 AM (CL5j3)

591 590 "What's the strangest car crash cause you morons know of?"

My uncle totaled a cow once.



Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:13 AM (CL5j3)



Did you get steaks out of the settlement?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 04:15 AM (EzgxV)

592 BeckoningChasm, WTF? Go see a doctor!

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:21 AM (CL5j3)

593 Not even a hamburger.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:22 AM (CL5j3)

594 Beckoning Chasm is in or around Knoxville, TN. I've bought him lunch when I was out that way.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 26, 2016 04:29 AM (EzgxV)

595 Oh, hey...shoulda said before...very nice ONT, CDR. 'Specially the thing with the airplanes. And the broccoli. Funny stuff.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:30 AM (CL5j3)

596 Good Morning everyone.

"My uncle totaled a cow once."

I LoL'ed.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil Social Conservative at March 26, 2016 04:30 AM (WVsWD)

597 I've told the story before but here goes. In 2006 my mother and I were going back and forth between home in Castaic and Santa Monica to deal with my dying cousin's hoard. One day we were on the 405 North approach the Skirball exit (this is where the Getty Center is) and at a dead stop due to being about 4:20 PM. I looked in the rear view mirror and noted an approaching going much too fast. There was no time to take any action and no option to get out of the way. So wham, the Honda sedan messed up the Explorer's rear bumper and pushed us into the Cadillac Escalade in front of us.

The Honda was totaled as designed and the woman driving had a bloody nose from the air bag. We were completely unharmed and able to drive away once the police were done.

The weird thing was the front license plate of the Explorer. It was impaled on the trailer hitch of the Escalade and hanging off after being torn from the front of the Explorer as the vehicles bounced back from the impact. If I'd seen in a movie I would have assumed it was a joke and a bit over the top. But that is how it actually ended up. I wish I'd had a better phone then to get a picture.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 26, 2016 04:31 AM (IdCqF)

598 I totaled a Mercury Bobcat, which was essentially a Pinto.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 26, 2016 04:32 AM (IdCqF)

599 Chain reaction accidents are worse than a straight-on hit, I think. First you get whacked from the rear and then your front gets a jolt when you hit the car ahead. Or vice versa. Any way you slice it, it's hard on the neck. Never mind the car.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:36 AM (CL5j3)

600 "I totaled a Mercury Bobcat, which was essentially a Pinto. "

I forget. Was Mercury the poor mans Ford or was Ford the poor mans Mercury. I drove a Mercury Capri for the longest time which had the same body as a Mustang.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil Social Conservative at March 26, 2016 04:37 AM (WVsWD)

601 AOSHQ mascot cat.

http://tinyurl.com/pkgnohc

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:39 AM (CL5j3)

602 The Pinto was Ford's attempt at designing an IED.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:40 AM (CL5j3)

603 Tim, are you the guy doing the IL/WI MoMee?

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 04:46 AM (CL5j3)

604 The jihadi terrorist is acting in accord with the koran. The 'moderate', or 'mainstream' moslem is not acting according to the koran. Yes, it is that simple.

Posted by: Eromero at March 26, 2016 04:47 AM (zLDYs)

605 It depends. Mercury was usually sold alongside Lincolns, as in Lincoln Mercury. So they had rebadged Ford models to cover model types Lincoln wasn't going to do but the dealers didn't want to lose out on. Often the Mercury versions were a little nicer and had different option packages. The Bobcat was one of those cases. It provided an econobox for Lincoln Mercury dealers and was a bit spiffier than the equivalent Pinto.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 26, 2016 04:47 AM (IdCqF)

606 The F-4J Phantom in VF-84 Jolly Rogers colors is the most beautiful airplane ever. My squadron during my airdale time, the 60's.

Posted by: Eromero at March 26, 2016 04:53 AM (zLDYs)

607 Eromero: Just about what you'd expect from 70 generations of first cousin marriage spawn.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 26, 2016 04:53 AM (QWtgr)

608 Ever since that shooting by the Muzzy in Philadelphia at the the police officer and Jim Kenney declared he wasn't a Muzzy I've declared him Imam.
Saw a quote from John Brennen days ago with the they (terrorists) don't follow true Islam.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 26, 2016 04:54 AM (fizMZ)

609 I'd replace the Electra with the F-4 Phantom

Posted by: Skip at March 26, 2016 04:56 AM (fizMZ)

610 Seems the Spitfire ough...never mind. British.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 05:02 AM (CL5j3)

611 EMT up.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2016 05:11 AM (CL5j3)

612 Wife had a COW once milked it for all it was worth....

Barky and Hildy...Imamed if they do Imamed if they dont

the Corning Verses Tupperwate to glass

Don't give me that Dimi"TUDE dude..............

Posted by: saf at March 26, 2016 05:53 AM (qKiBT)

613 I am probably awful for this but I like dogs more than I like a lot of people and so I'd be really sad if dogs got killed in terrorist attacks... but we do need to save human lives. I hate the terrorists! And a lot of Muslim countries treat dogs like garbage, another reason to dislike Islam.

As far as standing at your desk - it's just another fad. I do think it's probably good for you to get up every hour or so if you have a desk job and walk around.

Posted by: Shefali at March 26, 2016 09:33 AM (tdnfQ)

614 The Chinese literally says "explosive dog". Could also be translated as explosive pet.

Posted by: NavyChief '95 at March 26, 2016 12:31 PM (/WYy+)

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