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Watson And The Shark
John Singleton Copley

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:35 AM




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1 Hello!

Posted by: Golfman at April 05, 2016 10:33 AM (jIgQw)

2
Bit of a stressful situation, what?

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 10:34 AM (pC96u)

3 Thanks CBD!

Posted by: HH at April 05, 2016 10:34 AM (DrCtv)

4 This scene confuses me. Why is the person in the water naked? Did they disrobe before they fell in? Why are 3 of the people in the boat sitting and observing so nonchalantly? There's an Effin shark about to eat a dude. Is this such a common occurrence that they're not even phased by it?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 05, 2016 10:36 AM (KUaJL)

5
The one job that makes baling hay look easy.

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 10:36 AM (pC96u)

6 So close to a safe harbor too.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2016 10:36 AM (u82oZ)

7 So is that Alexander Graham Bell in the water calling for Watson to rescue him?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 10:37 AM (K2aKX)

8 What, no cleavage today?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 05, 2016 10:37 AM (vvmPQ)

9
If that boat's crew had a sniper, they wouldn't have shark problems....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 05, 2016 10:37 AM (SHfcd)

10 The guy survived and became mayor of Amsterdam or some shit.

Thanks Muse Magazine.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:37 AM (xuouz)

11 Bring back the matchmaker!

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 10:38 AM (nbrY/)

12
From wiki: "Copley had never visited Havana, and it is likely that he had never seen a shark, much less one attacking a person."

John Ruskin couldn't have put it better.

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 10:39 AM (pC96u)

13 8 What, no cleavage today?
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 05, 2016 10:37 AM (vvmPQ)


This one's for the 'ettes, I guess.

Posted by: rickl at April 05, 2016 10:39 AM (zoehZ)

14 So, why is the dude nekkid?

Didn't Tilikum the killer whale (at Seaworld, not the 'ron who posts here) kill a hobo who entered his pool by biting off his genitals and then parade him around when the Seaworld employees got in the next morning?


Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 10:39 AM (NOIQH)

15 Congrats to Villanova, btw.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (nbrY/)

16 4 joe, living dangerously

This is teamwork. Note the heaving line to pull the swimmer in, the people at the oars controlling where the boat goes, and balancing in the boat.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (u82oZ)

17 So is that the shark on the right?

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (mBYZv)

18 It's worth clicking on the link and looking at the detail of Copley's painting. You can see why he is considered a master portraitist.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (Zu3d9)

19 after an amazing wrestlemania weekend (7 shows in 4 days!) I'm packing my bags for Kurdistan. Time to go back to work

Posted by: the real ch3 at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (NyVz8)

20 What in the hell kind of shark is that ?

And how did the lead singer from an 80s hair band get there in the first place ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (W+w2W)

21 Shark had a nosejob, I see.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (MQEz6)

22 If that naked guy was Tom Brady, I'd fine that shark for being within 10 yards of him.

Posted by: Roger Goodell at April 05, 2016 10:41 AM (7sGXD)

23 Sharks?

safe space safe space safe space safe space

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 10:41 AM (mEZce)

24 This can't be accurate. A very wise member of congress made it clear sharks only followed the trail of slave ships from Africa to the US coast.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 10:41 AM (Qvgg/)

25 Alternate title: How We Handled Trolls Before TBH3K

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 10:41 AM (9krrF)

26
Sharks are poofters.

Posted by: Face-Sized Spider at April 05, 2016 10:42 AM (SHfcd)

27
You can see why he is considered a master portraitist.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (Zu3d9)

-------------------
By humans anyway. Sharks have a much lower opinion of him.

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 10:42 AM (pC96u)

28 Holmes in the Water, by John Singleton Copley.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:42 AM (MQEz6)

29 9 IllTemperedCur

A bullet will not stop that shark. They lose too much energy hitting the water.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (u82oZ)

30 We all told him he couldn't walk on water, but he just had to try it...!

Posted by: mindful webworker - arte critique at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (I9SqL)

31 Shoulda jumped that bitch!

Posted by: Watson at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (jIgQw)

32
We are right back in the throes of winter here. Temp is 17 and the wind absolutely CUTS.

Looks to be Thursday before it moderates and becomes springlike.

Rollercoaster weather.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (P/8aq)

33 I was told I could expect buxom wenches in the art every day.. what gives?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (so+oy)

34 Only 9 more months of TFG

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (nbrY/)

35 He was naked because he had been water-skiing. Also explains why the crew are too tired to pull him in.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 10:44 AM (Qvgg/)

36 We all told him he couldn't walk on water, but he just had to try it...!

The Horde shall appreciate my not responding with a joke that would have made me a lightning magnet for the next fortnight.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 10:44 AM (9krrF)

37 If that naked guy was Tom Brady, I'd fine that shark for being within 10 yards of him.
Posted by: Roger Goodell at April 05, 2016 10:41 AM (7sGXD)

Says the guy who attempted to suspend said player for four games for an alleged and unproven equipment violation after penalizing his team a first and fourth round draft pick, besmirching his name and the name of his coach and organization while gargling for air around Peyton Manning's dick.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:44 AM (xuouz)

38
Only 9 more months of TFG

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (nbrY/)
----------------------
And then we'll give birth to . . .

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 10:44 AM (pC96u)

39 Chumming the water with naked people seems excessive.

Posted by: DaveA at April 05, 2016 10:45 AM (DL2i+)

40 I have it on excellent authority that in this scene, was the first time the words, "He's dead, Jim," were ever uttered.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 10:45 AM (4ng05)

41 Wish I could still swim.

*sniff*

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 10:46 AM (W+w2W)

42 He was naked because he had been water-skiing. Also explains why the crew are too tired to pull him in.


Water skiing behind a rowboat is a stone cold bitch!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:46 AM (NsI03)

43 I have it on excellent authority that in this scene, was the first time the words, "He's dead, Jim," were ever uttered.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 10:45 AM (4ng05)

No this is a dramatization of a real event and the naked guy lived and was made superintendent of schools in Havana or governor of Haiti or something.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:46 AM (xuouz)

44 Okay, starting tomorrow let's aim for cleavage art for three days in a row.

People have been painting that shit for centuries so there should be plenty to choose from.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:47 AM (MQEz6)

45 Voter Mom, is this better?

The Garden Bench by James Tissot.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jflbpdl

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 10:47 AM (K2aKX)

46 Lord Mayor of London***

"And all without the use of my [shark-ingested] leg."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:47 AM (xuouz)

47 No this is a dramatization of a real event and the naked guy lived and was made superintendent of schools in Havana or governor of Haiti or something.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:46 AM (xuouz)

I have got to update my sources...

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 10:47 AM (4ng05)

48
No this is a dramatization of a real event and the naked guy lived and was made superintendent of schools in Havana or governor of Haiti or something.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:46 AM (xuouz)







And ever since then his nickname was "Lefty".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 05, 2016 10:48 AM (SHfcd)

49 That's a rare Eared Shark.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2016 10:48 AM (sl+zA)

50 Th nostrils on the shark means this is really a land shark on vacation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2016 10:48 AM (u82oZ)

51 Gonna need a bigger boat.

Posted by: Chief Brody at April 05, 2016 10:49 AM (KKa+x)

52 Okay, starting tomorrow let's aim for cleavage art for three days in a row.

You want cleavage art.
You'll settle for a bit of leg and a good profile.
You'll get sharks eating naked dudes.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 10:49 AM (9krrF)

53 Candygram.

Posted by: land shark at April 05, 2016 10:49 AM (UbeIw)

54 The shark begins its attack by eating off the victim's clothes, like an appetizer.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2016 10:49 AM (sl+zA)

55 This is an allegory of how the Trump campaign treated me.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 10:50 AM (PFy0L)

56 Shark still had its baby teeth.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:50 AM (MQEz6)

57 Another painting by Tissot
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jeyhcbj

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 10:50 AM (K2aKX)

58 Watson and the Shark is a 1778 oil painting by American painter John Singleton Copley, depicting the rescue of Englishman Brook Watson from a shark attack in Havana, Cuba. The original of three versions by Copley is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States.

The painting is based on an attack that took place in Havana harbour in 1749. Brook Watson, then a 14-year-old cabin boy, lost his leg in the attack and was not rescued until the third attempt, which is the subject of the painting.[1] Watson went on to become a Lord Mayor of London.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2016 10:50 AM (so+oy)

59 Come Watson! The game is afoot.

Ahh!...well...

Come Watson! The game is afoot on your other fo-

Err...uh..

Come Watson! the game is a-arm.

Oh, come on, Watson. You got to give me something to work with here.

Posted by: Sherlock Holmes in the Row boat at April 05, 2016 10:51 AM (0cMkb)

60 Not dolls eyes, neither.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:51 AM (MQEz6)

61 No this is a dramatization of a real event and the naked guy lived and was made superintendent of schools in Havana or governor of Haiti or something.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:46 AM (xuouz)

He became the Lord Mayor of London.

Havana harbor, and in particular Guantanamo Bay are full of bull sharks, and nasty, nasty barracudas. It's not a place to swim.

Posted by: Moki at April 05, 2016 10:51 AM (ezHMO)

62 Striking, nightmarish.

Wasn't this at the Gardner, in Boston?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 10:51 AM (lutOX)

63 Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:47 AM (MQEz6)

That is not a bad idea.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2016 10:51 AM (Zu3d9)

64 That can't be Havana because there are no meticulously preserved '56 Chevy's.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2016 10:52 AM (sl+zA)

65 Aw Jesus his bloody leg's off!

Never noticed that before. It's more obvious in this other composition of the same painting.

bit.ly/203WAKh

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:52 AM (xuouz)

66
Brook Watson, then a 14-year-old cabin boy






I knew him. A perky little nipper.

Posted by: The Hyperthetical Masturbating Sonovabitch Columbo at April 05, 2016 10:53 AM (SHfcd)

67 Is this the rare Joooooo Shark?








I denounce myself.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 10:53 AM (0cMkb)

68 Bath salts claim another victim.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 10:53 AM (UzPAd)

69 Pizza delivery.

Posted by: land shark at April 05, 2016 10:53 AM (UbeIw)

70 there are no meticulously preserved '56 Chevy's.

--

The rarity of the 1756 Chevy makes it the Holy Grail for collectors.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 10:53 AM (Qvgg/)

71 The guy in the striped shirt is thinking, "oh shit, this is going to involve some paperwork."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2016 10:53 AM (sl+zA)

72 This is one big reason why I stay out of the ocean.

That and sea weasels.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:54 AM (MQEz6)

73 Brook Watson, then a 14-year-old cabin boy

--

He returned from the voyage a cabin man.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 10:54 AM (Qvgg/)

74 A 1756 Chevy, eh? The old man used to use one to pick Vic up after school!

But seriously, I'm gonna have to put a lot of work into so the most I can offer you is a grand.

Posted by: Rick at April 05, 2016 10:55 AM (UbeIw)

75 "Come on in! The water's fine..." he says.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 10:55 AM (4ng05)

76
Some people have all the luck.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 10:55 AM (0cMkb)

77 The guy in the striped shirt is thinking, "oh shit, this is going to involve some paperwork."

Posted by: Cicero

I laughed. So funny!

Posted by: cind at April 05, 2016 10:56 AM (nRbbW)

78 This is one big reason why I stay out of the ocean.

----

A couple hundred miles to the northeast of this harbor, I encountered my first hammerhead underwater. Eight footer.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 10:56 AM (Qvgg/)

79 That artist spent all of his art education learning how to paint portraits and the human form. Or maybe he let his kid paint the sharks.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 10:56 AM (KEA7I)

80 Johnny Winters and the Shark.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2016 10:57 AM (AroJD)

81 In the early part of last century a shark swam up a fresh water river attacked people. In New Jersey of course.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 10:57 AM (K2aKX)

82 72 This is one big reason why I stay out of the ocean.

That and sea weasels.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:54 AM (MQEz6)

I thought otters were sea weasels.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 05, 2016 10:58 AM (mBYZv)

83
70 there are no meticulously preserved '56 Chevy's.

--

The rarity of the 1756 Chevy makes it the Holy Grail for collectors.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 10:53 AM (Qvgg/)

Franklin had one.

He tapped many a French lady in the back seat,

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:58 AM (MQEz6)

84
I'll Shark Fin Soup you, you bastards!

Posted by: The Shark at April 05, 2016 10:58 AM (0cMkb)

85
That artist spent all of his art education learning how to paint portraits and the human form. Or maybe he let his kid paint the sharks.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 10:56 AM (KEA7I)








Mandela Funeral Sign Language Guy got into the "service to the handicapped" racket after a failed art career.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 05, 2016 10:58 AM (SHfcd)

86 That shark is Jabber Jaws great-great-great granddaddy

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 10:59 AM (K2aKX)

87 I see that a Sikh Army captain can wear a turban and beard in uniform. I personally believe this is just OK...

as long as they make a special rule for muzzies that says, "Not for you assholes."

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 10:59 AM (4ng05)

88
72 This is one big reason why I stay out of the ocean.

That and sea weasels.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:54 AM (MQEz6)

I thought otters were sea weasels.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 05, 2016 10:58 AM (mBYZv)








They're all just some variety of weasel.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 05, 2016 10:59 AM (SHfcd)

89 Ill Tempered Cur, don't forget Hitler got into world domination and genocide after failing to sell his art.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 10:59 AM (K2aKX)

90 Early ONT.

Posted by: land shark at April 05, 2016 11:00 AM (UbeIw)

91 I thought otters were sea weasels.

Many are river weasels. Do keep up.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:00 AM (9krrF)

92 Early ONT.
Posted by: land shark at April 05, 2016 11:00 AM (UbeIw)

Anyone attempting to form a circle while holding a firearm will be summarily shot.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:01 AM (xuouz)

93 Jabberjaw

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 11:01 AM (FkBIv)

94 Watson's kinda screwed, isn't he?

That is apparently a type of shark that eats your clothes before he eats you.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 11:01 AM (u0lmX)

95 Seriously that fin in the background is comical. Like a graffiti jokester painted it in after the fact and had to flee before he could write a caption.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 11:01 AM (KEA7I)

96 Awwww, how cute

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-krubZRE-UAM/UUHy15re1aI/AAAAAAAAbtk/zewIKmdbCEc/s640/3.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:01 AM (K2aKX)

97 A shark attack?

Have a woman piss on it.

Posted by: The One-Legged Lord Mayor of London at April 05, 2016 11:02 AM (xuouz)

98 How about Jabberwocky then?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:02 AM (K2aKX)

99 Watson's kinda screwed, isn't he?

That is apparently a type of shark that eats your clothes before he eats you.




Cotton shark.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 11:02 AM (NsI03)

100
When he started taking my clothes off and saying he was going to eat me...well, I thought...

Posted by: Watson at April 05, 2016 11:02 AM (0cMkb)

101 Anna Puma that is the least appetizing link I've ever seen.

It's screaming at me. In tongues.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:03 AM (xuouz)

102 88
72 This is one big reason why I stay out of the ocean.

That and sea weasels.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:54 AM (MQEz6)

I thought otters were sea weasels.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 05, 2016 10:58 AM (mBYZv)

Didn't PETA start some stupid campaign to rename fish "sea kittens" or something so people would be less inclined to eat them?

It didn't catch on.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 11:03 AM (u0lmX)

103 Which link since I posted three.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:03 AM (K2aKX)

104 For those who miss RDB's landscapes, here's BlazingCatFur's pretty photos from last night.

http://bit.ly/1SNncw2

No sharks, though.

Posted by: mindful webworker - purty stuph at April 05, 2016 11:03 AM (I9SqL)

105 When he started taking my clothes off and saying he was going to eat me...well, I thought...
Posted by: Watson at April 05, 2016 11:02 AM (0cMkb)

But then I texted him the next day saying I wanted to do it again, and we dated for three more months.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:04 AM (xuouz)

106 >>Another painting by Tissot
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jeyhcbj

Lovely!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 11:04 AM (NOIQH)

107 That link about "delegate math" didn't work for me, but I can tell you what my own delegate spreadsheet says.

What the Trump-haters don't like to bother figuring out is that, barring some radical change, that Trump will easily take winner-take-all states NY, CT, DE, and NJ, for a total of 190.

Yeah, I know - NY isn't winner-take-all (WTA). Except that it is if you get over 50% (and Trump was polling at 64% there, last i heard). Even without the 50%, it's WTA by district, so he'd probably get virtually all of them anyway.

Beyond that, he needs about 50% of the remaining available delegates, and that's not even counting that he will probably get about 20 for winning MO (which was in recount, last I heard).

If Trump misses, it probably won't be by much (MAYBE he can corral up some unbound delegates for the rest). He'll end up with about 50% more delegates than Cruz. Really it will come down to California'a 172 delegates (WTA by district). By then (07JUN) Cruz will officially be running as a "spoiler" candidate, and a tool for the establishment that he was supposedly against.

Posted by: Optimizer at April 05, 2016 11:04 AM (/q6+P)

108 That's a weird looking shark.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 11:04 AM (iQIUe)

109 Which link since I posted three.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:03 AM (K2aKX)

The one going UUH AAAAAAAAAAA

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:04 AM (xuouz)

110 The jaunty lad with the scarf is beside himself with exasperation.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 11:04 AM (UzPAd)

111 If poor Watson had had the foresight to get nipple rings the rescue would have gone much smoother.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2016 11:04 AM (sl+zA)

112 To help keep sharks distracted dress a mannequin in a complicated Japanese ceremonial costume and carefully lower it into the water before you yourself go in.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 11:05 AM (MQEz6)

113 Didn't PETA start some stupid campaign to rename fish "sea kittens" or something so people would be less inclined to eat them?


I now refer to my cat as "Land Tuna" and he better watch his ass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2016 11:06 AM (sl+zA)

114 watson's interaction with the shark...didn't go as planned.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 05, 2016 11:06 AM (0O7c5)

115 Every beach was a nekkid beach then.

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at April 05, 2016 11:06 AM (IN4IS)

116 Didn't PETA start some stupid campaign to rename fish "sea kittens" or something so people would be less inclined to eat them?
It didn't catch on.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 11:03 AM (u0lmX)

They're genetically unsympathetic. The rolly eyes and the scales and the gills. There's more to the myth of Leviathan than a Bible verse.

They're anthropomorphizable to an angler, because they spend time around them. But the liberals who would actually pay any heed to a PETA ad don't spend much time in nature. Another leftist catch-22.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:07 AM (xuouz)

117 Anybody watch Better Call Saul? I skip thru the lawyer stuff and go to the Mike stuff. So he's making one of those tire blow out strips? Why? Revenge on Uncle Tio? I think the old man can afford 4 new tires.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 11:08 AM (iQIUe)

118
I see that a Sikh Army captain can wear a turban and beard in uniform.

Fancy knife too?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 11:08 AM (FkBIv)

119
But then I texted him the next day saying I wanted to do it again, and we dated for three more months.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:04 AM (xuouz)
-----------------------

How long before you filed sexual harassment charges?

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 11:08 AM (pC96u)

120 Anybody watch Better Call Saul? I skip thru the lawyer stuff and go to the Mike stuff. So he's making one of those tire blow out strips? Why? Revenge on Uncle Tio? I think the old man can afford 4 new tires.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


You'd know if you watched the exposition-laden lawyer scenes.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:08 AM (xuouz)

121 Is this a scene from Sharknado?

Posted by: dantesed at April 05, 2016 11:09 AM (88xKn)

122 @57 "Another painting by Tissot
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jeyhcbj"


OMG! A crime being committed! You see how she's actually TOUCHING that guy? He doesn't look too happy! Does she have the required documentation certifying that this is CONSENTUAL!?!

Posted by: Optimizer at April 05, 2016 11:09 AM (/q6+P)

123 @121 "Is this a scene from Sharknado?"


Unclear. But I don't see a chainsaw anywhere...

Posted by: Optimizer at April 05, 2016 11:10 AM (/q6+P)

124 How long before you filed sexual harassment charges?
Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 11:08 AM (pC96u)

Right away! But for procedural reasons it took forever for the case to be filed, and the damn judges brought it down to misdemeanor assault.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:10 AM (xuouz)

125 God bless this nerd!

Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson

http://tinyurl.com/zz6jz77

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2016 11:10 AM (Es6LZ)

126 Lizzy, I know. Tissot has a great style. First became aware of his work when it was part of an exhibition on how Japan influenced Western art after Perry re-opened that country to the rest of the world.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:10 AM (K2aKX)

127 SWIM CALL

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at April 05, 2016 11:12 AM (UjyB2)

128 118
I see that a Sikh Army captain can wear a turban and beard in uniform.

Fancy knife too?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 11:08 AM (FkBIv)
***
Sikhs in our armed forces - a good idea.

Gurkhas in our armed forces - an excellent idea.

Berserkers - we've got marines for that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:12 AM (lutOX)

129
Does anyone have any tips about how to scratch an itch under a full body cast? My left nipple is itching like hell today....

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 11:13 AM (HSmrB)

130 So, why is the dude nekkid?
_________________________

Contractual obligations.

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 11:13 AM (aQQbl)

131 >>>Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson<<<

Does this strike anybody else as a tad bit creepy?

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 11:14 AM (UzPAd)

132 What in the hell kind of shark is that ?



And how did the lead singer from an 80s hair band get there in the first place ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (W+w2W)

=========


It is likely a goblin shark. They have rarely been seen in the waters between Florida and Cuba (they are rarely seen anywhere). Maybe Watson was attacked by a goblin shark and described it to Copley?



http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/04/us/florida-goblin-shark/index.html

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 11:15 AM (3JA/M)

133 Japanese Toilette by Marie-Francois Firmin-Girard. 1873

http://preview.tinyurl.com/guhc5a3

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:15 AM (K2aKX)

134 From Drudge: Radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima.

Porkzilla!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 11:15 AM (Nwg0u)

135 Sikhs in our armed forces - a good idea.

Gurkhas in our armed forces - an excellent idea.

Berserkers - we've got marines for that.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:12 AM (lutOX)

"I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all."

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:16 AM (4ng05)

136 Radioactive wild boar?

Ted Kennedy has risen from his butt of booze?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:16 AM (K2aKX)

137 If Watson was attacked by a goblin shark, Copley did a pretty good job painting one. The nose should be a little longer but the jaw getting ready to bite is spot on.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 11:16 AM (3JA/M)

138 Didn't PETA start some stupid campaign to rename fish "sea kittens" or something so people would be less inclined to eat them?
I'm trying to become a Pussy of the Sea(C) tuna!

Posted by: Charlie at April 05, 2016 11:16 AM (UbeIw)

139 Estrogen fest on "The View" as Hillary Clinton appears

Posted by: Hannibal Lecter at April 05, 2016 11:17 AM (e8kgV)

140
the liberals who would actually pay any heed to a PETA ad don't spend much time in nature.
------------------------

Like this liberal Ph.D. candidate in a Geography department, who probably wouldn't know how to use a compass:

Smart Cookies: The Gendered Spaces of Labor, Citizenship, and Nationalism in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Abstract of dissertation by Denise Goerisch

http://tinyurl.com/j596oyt

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 11:17 AM (pC96u)

141 131 >>>Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson

Does this strike anybody else as a tad bit creepy?
Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 11:14 AM (UzPAd)
***
Yeah, I'm one.

Why her, when there are so many other women, equally if not more worthy of robotic duplication?

That said, I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating microchips....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:17 AM (lutOX)

142 Raft of the Medusa - Gericault. Similar composition. For some reason, the Gericault painting keeps coming to mind with all the political foofaraw going on.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 05, 2016 11:18 AM (MIKMs)

143 That looks like Fabio, naked, in the water; his legs are arranged just perfectly so to shield his dangly bits from exposure.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2016 11:18 AM (a0IVu)

144 Palpatine, you just want to upload with Six.

Admit it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:18 AM (K2aKX)

145 Like this liberal Ph.D. candidate in a Geography department, who probably wouldn't know how to use a compass:

Smart Cookies: The Gendered Spaces of Labor, Citizenship, and Nationalism in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Abstract of dissertation by Denise Goerisch

How in Satan's Unholy name does that have anything to do with Geography?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:19 AM (326rv)

146
>>>Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson

Does this strike anybody else as a tad bit creepy?

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 11:14 AM (UzPAd)
-----------------------

I suppose you're asking for a friend?

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 11:19 AM (pC96u)

147 134 From Drudge: Radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima.

Porkzilla!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 11:15 AM (Nwg0u)

That'll be some weird Japanese delicacy in the shushi bars from now on.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:19 AM (4ng05)

148 he actually seems to be reaching out for the shark in a loving way......it's as if...he's been caught in bed with his lover, the shark.....and his friends are not approving of his relationship

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 05, 2016 11:20 AM (0O7c5)

149 Copley himself seems like a very interesting guy. Completely self-taught in Boston, he claimed not to have seen any great art until later in life. Wikipedia says his son was a loyalist, and a graduate of Cambridge who later became Chancellor of the Exchequer, Attorney General of Great Britain and Chancellor (appointed judges and oversaw the English court system).

Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 11:20 AM (/m8T6)

150 Not on the sushi bar, perhaps the Mongolian BBQ.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:20 AM (K2aKX)

151 >>>Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson

Does this strike anybody else as a tad bit creepy?

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 11:14 AM (UzPAd)

Did you forget which blog you were on?

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:20 AM (4ng05)

152 Sacre bleu! It's no Raft of the Medusa. Where be the cannibalism?

Posted by: zombie Theodore Gericault at April 05, 2016 11:21 AM (UbeIw)

153 "I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all."
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:16 AM (4ng05)
***
Chesty Puller, another classic:

"The purpose of this operation is to make Japanese the primary language of Hell."

(He's shown a new model infantry flamethrower. Inspects it, and asks where's the bayonet lug.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:21 AM (lutOX)

154 How in Satan's Unholy name does that have anything to do with Geography?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:19 AM (326rv)
=====
Geography, rather than Biology, is Destiny.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 05, 2016 11:21 AM (MIKMs)

155 Didn't PETA start some stupid campaign to rename fish "sea kittens" or something so people would be less inclined to eat them?

We already have catfish. And they're darned good eating...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:22 AM (9krrF)

156 Dang, now I want to go raid and pillage a sushi bar.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:22 AM (K2aKX)

157 >>From Drudge: Radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima.

*headslap*

Why didn't we think of this?!?!?!?

Posted by: SyFy Channel Development Director at April 05, 2016 11:22 AM (NOIQH)

158 Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson

Does this strike anybody else as a tad bit creepy?

Posted by: Fritz

I was shocked.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:22 AM (326rv)

159 Oh I love that painting!

Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at April 05, 2016 11:22 AM (mf5HN)

160 144 Palpatine, you just want to upload with Six.

Admit it.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:18 AM (K2aKX)
***
I've got no idea what you're talking about, but I'm game.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:23 AM (lutOX)

161 >>>Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson


Does this strike anybody else as a tad bit creepy?


Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 11:14 AM (UzPAd)


Maybe he picked her because it was his best choice to replicate a subjects acting style.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 05, 2016 11:23 AM (P/aDH)

162 Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson

Does this strike anybody else as a tad bit creepy?
Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 11:14 AM (UzPAd)
***
Yeah, I'm one.

Why her, when there are so many other women, equally if not more worthy of robotic duplication?



Melanie Griffith - Cherry 2000

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 11:23 AM (NsI03)

163 Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson



Does this strike anybody else as a tad bit creepy?



Posted by: Fritz



I was shocked.

Posted by: Blue Hen

--

So was he, when he spilled fluids on it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 11:23 AM (Qvgg/)

164 >>>I suppose you're asking for a friend?

Posted by: iforgot<<<

Actually, my friend was looking forward to the busty Asian models.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 11:23 AM (UzPAd)

165 Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson

The Cylon Remnant denies all involvement with this project.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:23 AM (9krrF)

166 Brother Cavil, want to fill Palpatine in on who is Six?

*waves to the Empress*

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:23 AM (K2aKX)

167 So was he, when he spilled fluids on in it.

Because obvious.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:24 AM (9krrF)

168 Oh I love that painting!
----
How you doin'?

Posted by: zombie Theodore Gericault at April 05, 2016 11:24 AM (UbeIw)

169 Sacre bleu! It's no Raft of the Medusa. Where be the cannibalism? Posted by: zombie Theodore Gericault at April 05, 2016 11:21 AM (UbeIw)
=====

Watson became a lawyer/politician, so obviously it was a Vampire shark.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 05, 2016 11:25 AM (MIKMs)

170 166 Brother Cavil, want to fill Palpatine in on who is Six?

*waves to the Empress*
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:23 AM (K2aKX)
***
She will tolerate the occasional 'niece,' but I don't know about multiples, and i'm not about to ask her, either.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:25 AM (lutOX)

171 Oh, and for those who don't get the Six reference, links informative and pictoral:

http://tinyurl.com/jhwu8xj

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:25 AM (9krrF)

172 Spilled?
Is that what we are calling it these days?

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 11:25 AM (aQQbl)

173 Estrogen fest on "The View" as Hillary Clinton appears

-
Sieg Heil!

http://tinyurl.com/j6hfwgk

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 11:25 AM (Nwg0u)

174 131
>>>Chinese man builds robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson<<<

Does this strike anybody else as a tad bit creepy?

*
*
Yeah, but that ol' Uncanny Valley is getting narrower all the time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 05, 2016 11:26 AM (KKa+x)

175 And yes, that one link on the Bing page I put up is, in fact, my nic-sake.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:26 AM (9krrF)

176
Melanie Griffith - Cherry 2000
Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 11:23 AM (NsI03)

Dishwasher did her in. He shoulda sprung for the underbody spray package.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:26 AM (lutOX)

177 Number 6 + Seven of Nine = 69?!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 05, 2016 11:26 AM (UbeIw)

178 From Drudge: Radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima.

*headslap*

Why didn't we think of this?!?!?!?

Posted by: SyFy Channel Development Director

Cause it's a stupid, outlandish idea.

Posted by: Sharknado at April 05, 2016 11:26 AM (326rv)

179 It's true. Sharks used to have moustaches.

Posted by: Dang at April 05, 2016 11:27 AM (2oWD2)

180
Meet the transgender banker who's chopped off her ears and had horns implanted to become a DRAGON

http://goo.gl/I3TRaV

It's actually his ears. Before thinking he was a dragon, he thought he was a woman.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 11:27 AM (iQIUe)

181 >>Smart Cookies: The Gendered Spaces of Labor, Citizenship, and Nationalism in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale


How in Satan's Unholy name does that have anything to do with Geography?

You cannot parody these people.

This is so depressing - that every discipline is turning into a post-modern critique of itself. There will be precious little innovation and discovery now that these SJWers have invaded science.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 11:27 AM (NOIQH)

182 http://preview.tinyurl.com/jflbpdl
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 10:47 AM (K2aKX)

Awww, that is a sweet painting.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 11:27 AM (nbrY/)

183 From Drudge: Radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima.


And now every Saturday night in Fukushima looks like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mETXnhy9CCA


Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 11:27 AM (0cMkb)

184 Radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima


Self cooking bacon! Get Hormel on the line!

Posted by: Dang at April 05, 2016 11:27 AM (2oWD2)

185 162 . . . Why [Scarlett J.], when there are so many other women, equally if not more worthy of robotic duplication?

*
*
Nicole Kidman; Charlize Theron; Emma Stone . . . the list, she is enormous.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (KKa+x)

186 Donald 'Yuuuuggeee Toupeee' Trump

Robo Scarlett Johannson 2016

Hillary! 2016

Bernie 'Anime Wanker' Sanders 2016

Choose wisely

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (K2aKX)

187 171 Oh, and for those who don't get the Six reference, links informative and pictoral:

http://tinyurl.com/jhwu8xj
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:25 AM (9krrF)
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Meh, she's all right, if you go for the perfect body, amazing face type.....

On closer study, she's a bit too lean for me....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (lutOX)

188 Where does he get the money to do all this crap? A shame that he doesnt care about his son.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (iQIUe)

189 http://preview.tinyurl.com/jflbpdl

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 10:47 AM (K2aKX)


This is an excellent example of Victorian post-mortem photography. Everyone in this picture is actually dead.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (jfBVm)

190 >>Meet the transgender banker who's chopped off her ears and had horns implanted to become a DRAGON

*speechless*

How can people pretend this is not a mental disorder?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (NOIQH)

191 So, based on the sidebar articles, it looks like we are going to have a contested convention.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:29 AM (+B4Qh)

192 "I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all."
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:16 AM (4ng05)

Carol from Walking Dead basically said that in the ep before last.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 11:29 AM (nbrY/)

193 >>Why [Scarlett J.], when there are so many other women, equally if not more worthy of robotic duplication?



Well, if that robot also has Scarlett Johansen's voice.....She was great in "Her."

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 11:30 AM (NOIQH)

194 184 Radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima

***
We are war-boys!
War-boys!
Kami-crazy war-boys!
War-boys!
Fukushima, kami-crazy war-boys!

(Genius. Pure genius.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:30 AM (lutOX)

195 From the Sidebar, Gateway Pundit's delegate math debunked

I am shocked and disappointed. I always turn to Jim Hoft for keen insights on mathematics, the sciences, and literate political discourse.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (TnUKj)

196 We are war-boys!

War-boys!

Kami-crazy war-boys!

War-boys!

Fukushima, kami-crazy war-boys!


I can envision Duran-Duran making that a song...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (K2aKX)

197 After the success of his "Swim With The Dolphins" campaign, SeaWorld Havana Tourism Director Jim Watson found his "Swim With The Sharks" somewhat less successful, and thus the "Swim With The Octopii" and "Swim With The Morey Eels" campaigns had to be shelved.

He later attempted to rehabilitate his reputation stumping for some small town mayoral election.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (wKcQA)

198 So, based on the sidebar articles, it looks like we are going to have a contested convention.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:29 AM (+B4Qh)

Either Trump wins outright by getting over 1237, or it's a contested convention.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (xuouz)

199 This is an excellent example of Victorian post-mortem photography. Everyone in this picture is actually dead.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (jfBVm)

Well, sure, NOW they're dead!

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (nbrY/)

200 This is an excellent example of Victorian post-mortem photography. Everyone in this picture is actually dead.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (jfBVm)
***
I've seen quite a few examples of those.

There's something deeply sad and sweet in some of them.

But, Lord, what a thing....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (lutOX)

201 Interesting that the Opportunity rover has been exploring Mars for 13 years.

It was only suppose to work for a short time.

If Obama were president back then, this money could have been spent on really useful stuff, like padding the pockets of climate hoaxters and Dem contributors (who also contribute to Repub establishment types).

Instead, all we get are these crappy Mars photos.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (4ng05)

202 Oregon Muse in a hundred years all your book thread posts will be post-mortem oui?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:32 AM (K2aKX)

203 Dude is dickless.

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2016 11:33 AM (uLuPn)

204 Either Trump wins outright by getting over 1237, or it's a contested convention.

It's going to the convention. Parts are falling off the Trumpnaught more and more, the hazards of being a berzerker in a political campaign.

Though to be honest it's about as I expected.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:33 AM (9krrF)

205 So, based on the sidebar articles, it looks like we are going to have a contested convention.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:29 AM (+B4Qh)

Either Trump wins outright by getting over 1237, or it's a contested convention.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (xuouz)

So, worst case, the revolt begins in four years. Best case - one.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:33 AM (4ng05)

206 How can people pretend this is not a mental disorder?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (NOIQH)

Lots and lots of practice + constant affirmation and reinforcement.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:33 AM (xuouz)

207 Meet the transgender banker who's chopped off her ears and had horns implanted to become a DRAGON

http://goo.gl/I3TRaV



That is absolutely the most mentally-balanced person I have ever seen.

Nope. No, sign of insanity there at all.

Perfectly normal.

Yup.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 11:34 AM (0cMkb)

208 Jim Hoft is a hysterical girl so it's no surprise that he can't do math.

Posted by: nckate at April 05, 2016 11:34 AM (A/qli)

209 post-mortem photography.....

My great-grandmother had photos made at all the services, and I remember we photo'd my grandfather in his shroud before we buried him.

been to a few Chinese funerals....there's no better documented event in their lives, aside from their weddings. To me, it seemed disrespectful, somehow.

I recall when I was introduced by the eldest daughter - the man had only daughters - to his corpse. "He is come to honor you, Father, and to show that your children are worthy of your name." I bowed deeply to him, then to her, and then to each of the children, in serried ranks by age.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:35 AM (lutOX)

210 65 Aw Jesus his bloody leg's off!


I know how he feels.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 11:35 AM (0mRoj)

211 That's Dauntless, numb-nuts, not Dickless!

Posted by: Dick Dauntless at April 05, 2016 11:35 AM (UbeIw)

212 I thought sharks only ate black slaves.

Posted by: Soona at April 05, 2016 11:35 AM (Fmupd)

213 Nope. No, sign of insanity there at all.

Perfectly normal.

Yup.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 11:34 AM (0cMkb)

Nope. Not confused at all.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:35 AM (4ng05)

214 Dragon Thing, making the zombies in Left 4 Dead seem normal.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:35 AM (K2aKX)

215 Jim Hoft is a hysterical girl so it's no surprise that he can't do math.

Isn't that the truth... I occasionally used to check in there but he has gone full on trump crazy....

Posted by: donna at April 05, 2016 11:35 AM (O2RFr)

216 Nope. No, sign of insanity there at all.

Perfectly normal.

Yup.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 11:34 AM (0cMkb)

Did we get to pay for that?

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:35 AM (4ng05)

217 This is an excellent example of Victorian post-mortem photography. Everyone in this picture is actually dead.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (jfBVm)
***
I've seen quite a few examples of those.

There's something deeply sad and sweet in some of them.

But, Lord, what a thing....

I had heard that it was a combination of the still high mortality rate of the young, combined with commercial photography becoming more common.

It would be interesting to know when the fad ended.

In that time, looking upon the dead was far more common. Now, closed caskets, boxes with ashes, or just memorial services are more common, with pictures of the person alive.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:36 AM (326rv)

218 Over at WZ

Video Montage: 18 Times Obama Talked Down America While In Cuba And Argentina


What a piece of shit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 11:36 AM (mEZce)

219 Somewhere in Trump's vast real estate holdings, there is a toilet seat missing its fur lining.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at April 05, 2016 11:36 AM (wKcQA)

220 How can people pretend this is not a mental disorder?

-
No, no. It's perfectly OK. He may need his own bathroom though.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 11:36 AM (Nwg0u)

221 Look at that smaug look on its' face...

Posted by: jsg at April 05, 2016 11:36 AM (gs8be)

222
191 So, based on the sidebar articles, it looks like we are going to have a contested convention.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:29 AM (+B4Qh)

Probably. I am a Cruz supporter. The scorched earth battle to stop Trump at any cost will just not help Cruz in the long run.
I'm comparing Britain's " victories" in two wars, and the likely results for " winning" the battle to keep Trump from being nominated.
There won't be any restoration to strength for the Republicans in November.

Let it Burn! was the goal. Now the time has come.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (sdxPm)

223
Meet the transgender banker who's chopped off her ears and had horns implanted to become a DRAGON

http://goo.gl/I3TRaV


First, do no harm.

Posted by: Olde Tyme Doctor at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (FkBIv)

224 From Hell's heart I stab at thee!

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (evdj2)

225 218 Over at WZ

Video Montage: 18 Times Obama Talked Down America While In Cuba And Argentina


What a piece of shit.

That's an insult to shit....

Posted by: donna at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (O2RFr)

226 On closer study, she's a bit too lean for me....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:28 AM (lutOX)


New Mary Anne or Ginger question for Nerds...

6? or 7 of 9?

Posted by: Don Quixote at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (qf6WZ)

227 It's Trump or GOPe. Cruz is a protest vote at this point.

The remaining plums are NY, PA, IN, CA, and NJ. Cruz can't win any of those, maybe IN. He can't win the nomination outright and he won't be selected via the convention.

Unlike many of our beloved Trumpkin brethren I am not animated by antipathy to Cruz. He's just not a real option.

Grasp the nettle or go home and make your preparations.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (xuouz)

228 There's something deeply sad and sweet in some of them.


But, Lord, what a thing....
======

In the 80s, relatives of mine in middle Iowa would haul out wake display pictures. Don't know if it was just flyover country, but maybe that is the only pictures they had?

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (MIKMs)

229 I had heard that it was a combination of the still high mortality rate of the young, combined with commercial photography becoming more common.

It would be interesting to know when the fad ended.

In that time, looking upon the dead was far more common. Now, closed caskets, boxes with ashes, or just memorial services are more common, with pictures of the person alive.
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:36 AM (326rv)
***
Quite often, that would be the only portrait of the family or any of its members. Yes, death and its signifiers were once far more a part of daily life.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:38 AM (lutOX)

230 $15 an hour would have solved this painting's problems

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:38 AM (0LHZx)

231 >>Meet the transgender banker who's chopped off her ears and had horns implanted to become a DRAGON

And yet this is the worst kind of development for the transgender rights people, because how do you say believing you are the wrong sex = must be fully supported (medical treatment covered) and celebrated by everyone, while saying that believing you are the wrong species = bridge too far.

Is it safe to assume that no one in the transgender rights community says this dragon dude is crazy for fear that conceding that point would jeopardize their cause?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 11:38 AM (NOIQH)

232 That's an insult to shit....

Posted by: donna at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (O2RFr)

True. Shit at least has a purpose.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 11:38 AM (mEZce)

233 150 years ago, people didn't own cameras; they had to go to a photographer, which meant special occasions. Often, families would go years without any pictures, so when someone died, it was a last chance opportunity to take a picture.

Frankly, compared to people posting pictures of themselves multiple times a day, I prefer the older tradition.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 11:39 AM (Qvgg/)

234 I'll tell you who's crazy. Those repressed assholes with their Leave It To Beaver families!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 11:40 AM (Nwg0u)

235 Apropos of nothing, someone on the previous thread mentioned having to watch CNN/PMSNBC in airports and whatnot, whether he liked it or not. I had an experience involving this on my last job, at a startup in the Woodlands, Texas. The powers that be decreed that TVs be installed in all the break rooms, conference rooms and executive offices, and I got press-ganged into the job. The TVs in the break rooms would be set on only one channel (no remotes available), so I put them all on Fox News.

Now the fact is, when it comes to regular "news reporting", there really is not that much difference between Fox, CNN, or any of the others. And during the day, that is about all you see on most of the cable news channels; just the news of the moment. It is generally during the evenings that the "political" stuff is aired, especially the shows on Fox that give the lefties such a case of the vapors, not during the business day.

When I set up those TVs in the break rooms on Fox News, the truth is most people didn't seem to give a damn one way or another. But goddam, there was the usual small clique of special snowflakes there that all headed for the fainting couches when they saw that "Faux News" was on those break room TVs, and boy howdy, how they squealed to management about it.

After a few days of hearing the in-house Commies, gays and such whine about the e-vil Fox News being on the TVs, the bosses ordered that all the break room TVs be set to CNBC and left there, so that is what I did.

I would assume that is why you only see CNN and the like at airports and such. Squeaky wheel gets the grease and all that...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at April 05, 2016 11:40 AM (AJdlq)

236 >>First, do no harm.


I know, right?

Posted by: Michael Jackson at April 05, 2016 11:40 AM (NOIQH)

237 Such a confusing painting. How did the naked tranny get into the water? And how did the boat full of sailors just happen to be right there? (Probably best not to know.)

Posted by: Stu-22 at April 05, 2016 11:40 AM (rUc9h)

238 So do I add a D to GayBLT to cover dragons now?

Posted by: nckate at April 05, 2016 11:40 AM (A/qli)

239 SAN FRANCISCO -- Employers cannot deny a worker a place to sit just because they prefer the person stand, and they must consider the employee's work station, not their overall duties, when determining whether to provide a seat, the California Supreme Court said Monday.

The court's opinion stemmed from lawsuits brought by cashiers at the CVS drugstore chain and tellers at Chase Bank who said they were wrongly denied a place to sit while working. Experts called the opinion a victory for the cashiers and tellers.

Posted by: Sandy Burger at April 05, 2016 11:40 AM (e8kgV)

240 First, do no harm.



Posted by: Olde Tyme Doctor at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (FkBIv)
____________________________________________Second, do no drugs

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 11:40 AM (aQQbl)

241 There's something deeply sad and sweet in some of them.

But, Lord, what a thing....

I had heard that it was a combination of the still high mortality rate of the young, combined with commercial photography becoming more common.

It would be interesting to know when the fad ended.



About the time forensics started solving murders.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 11:40 AM (NsI03)

242 Posted by: Olde Tyme Doctor at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (FkBIv

Saw the photos. I am judiciously using the phrase " fucking idiot attention whore" in this case.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 11:40 AM (sdxPm)

243 was told I could expect buxom wenches in the art every day.. what gives?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM


Look for the mermaid and naiads beneath the surface.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at April 05, 2016 11:41 AM (ml1PM)

244 Don't forget Burger King now has the Angry Whopper with hot sauce baked into the flame red colored bun.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:41 AM (K2aKX)

245 New Mary Anne or Ginger question for Nerds...

6? or 7 of 9?

Posted by: Don Quixote


Won't bring up the 3's and 8's...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:41 AM (9krrF)

246 What a piece of shit.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 11:36 AM (mEZce)

And he will go down as one of the great presidents in our history. Monuments will be built to him. Schools will be named for him. My children's children will not know a single true thing that this asshole has perpetrated on this country...

because we never bothered to need to know any true thing about him before, or during his presidency.

History will never have to contain any truth ever again.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:41 AM (4ng05)

247 Edgar Winter isn't really much of a meal.

Posted by: LandShark at April 05, 2016 11:42 AM (TnP/y)

248
6? or 7 of 9?
Posted by: Don Quixote


Megyn Kelly was comparing herself to 7 of 9 the other night.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 11:42 AM (FkBIv)

249
I'm looking at photos of the brit upper mid class from the 20s and 30s. In each portrait, the man is looking slightly to the side and down. It's weird because all of them pose like that. Of course, in 90 years someone will be looking at all these photos of teenage girls and their duck lips. Frankly, I think the duck lip craze is to mimic female genitalia.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 11:44 AM (iQIUe)

250 Megyn Kelly was comparing herself to 7 of 9 the other night.
-----
Failed Republican candidates have screwed her too?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 05, 2016 11:44 AM (UbeIw)

251 So, in essence the Cheeseheads hold the key to whether we have a Brokered Convention or not.

If Cruz wins, probable Brokered Convention.

If Trump wins, probable Trump win before convention.

Is that about right?





Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 11:44 AM (0cMkb)

252 There's something deeply sad and sweet in some of them.

But, Lord, what a thing....

I had heard that it was a combination of the still high mortality rate of the young, combined with commercial photography becoming more common.

It would be interesting to know when the fad ended.



About the time forensics started solving murders.
Posted by: rickb223

I'm not seeing the connection. Because then taking pictures of corpses was being done by law enforcement?

Which raises the side issue of all of the pictures and video made of crime scenes and victims. I'm sure that there have been leaks before, and that even some of the ghoulish TV crime shows seem to be showing some ( I relaize that they are commonly doing 'dramatizations' now.

How long before a hack results in such pictures becoming public?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:45 AM (326rv)

253 Is that Fabio?

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2016 11:45 AM (uLuPn)

254 Frankly, I think the duck lip craze is to mimic female genitalia.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 11:44 AM (iQIUe)


That would be a lute.

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 11:45 AM (aQQbl)

255 In the 80s, relatives of mine in middle Iowa would haul out wake display pictures. Don't know if it was just flyover country, but maybe that is the only pictures they had?
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (MIKMs)
***
My greatgrandmother had a tradition that I came to appreciate only later.

She'd go out to her husband's gravesite every year on their anniversary and have her portrait made. The album is quite the document.

People take too many pictures now - I do photography, but only with my 35mm, my 120, and, for special occasions and subjects, my 6X9, cameras.

Film has a warmth, and the equipment requires a care, that the selfie-stick will never approach, and negatives, stored properly, will last indefinitely. That makes you think before you open the shutter.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:45 AM (lutOX)

256 >>Meet the transgender banker who's chopped off her ears and had horns implanted to become a DRAGON


Hah! She must like getting the Angry Dragon.

A lot.

Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 11:45 AM (TnP/y)

257 On Geography: This is not new. I had a minor in Physical Geography, 40 years ago, taken more or less on a whim because it had Soil Typing, and the family business used to dig up a lot of Soil. Weather/Climate, Landforms, Soil. Fairly hard, much of it rote and boring, and it paid off handsomely later in my career. Those tornado-chasers and map-folders were way over in the corner, though. And their field was the one that got re-named "Earth Science" and prostituted.

Geography as a hard science has been in decline for a century. Not that geo-subjects aren't done and done hard, but not under that heading. Most "geographers" are pure social statisticians, correlating people counts with various Movements and Symptoms. Thus they "prove" with "studies." One of the first old sciences to get made into a Social Science. So next time you meet a "geographer," feel out the actual field of enquiry before getting out your sextant. So to speak.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 11:45 AM (xq1UY)

258 .....SHRINKAGE.....

Posted by: saf at April 05, 2016 11:46 AM (qKiBT)

259 History will never have to contain any truth ever again.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:41 AM (4ng05)

____

The winners write history books. And right now the left is kicking ass.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:46 AM (0LHZx)

260 And he will go down as one of the great presidents in our history. Monuments will be built to him. Schools will be named for him. My children's children will not know a single true thing that this asshole has perpetrated on this country...
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 11:41 AM (4ng05)

What goes up must come down. The dirt that will come out about this asshole once he's out of office will sink not just him, but the entire liberal movement.

^^^
Not a certainty, but the other side of the "thousand year reich" scenario you've postulated. We have to do all we can to hasten the collapse of the leftist movement/narrative.

And since our society is rigged to utilize the natural tendencies of human behavior to further the power of the state and accelerate us on a trajectory toward central planning, since the very levers that are supposed to provide us power over our rulers have been turned against us.

The only hope we have is chaos.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:46 AM (xuouz)

261 Watson looks a bit older than 14 doesn't he? How many 14 year old boy have thighs like that?

14 year old males are normally either overweight or rail thin, without much muscle development.

Just ask Harry Reid.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 11:47 AM (u0lmX)

262 The question the #NeverTrump formerly-anti-GOPe rightwing commentariat has to ask itself is:

Will they die for their principles?
Or make the poor dumb leftist bastards die for theirs?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:48 AM (xuouz)

263 251 So, in essence the Cheeseheads hold the key to whether we have a Brokered Convention or not.

If Cruz wins, probable Brokered Convention.

If Trump wins, probable Trump win before convention.

Is that about right?

That makes me so depressed... How did We get to this point.... A year ago I was so optimistic, now...... Not so much....

Posted by: donna at April 05, 2016 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

264 Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 11:44 AM (0cMkb)

Out of this morass, do we have a viable candidate going forward to defeat the Democratic machine?
Just saying that " winning" might be best thought about in terms of not having a 3rd Obama term, and I hope and pray we've not gone too far in this Primary bloodbath.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 11:48 AM (sdxPm)

265 Frankly, I think the duck lip craze is to mimic female genitalia.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 11:44 AM (iQIUe)

DSL

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:48 AM (xuouz)

266 Hey all, I think I want to chop my ears and my nose off and get horn implants because I self identify as a dragon.


All in unison:

Perfectly normal, perfectly sane.



#WASTF


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 11:49 AM (mEZce)

267 If Da Vinci was alive today, he'd be eating microwave sushi, naked, in the back of a Cadillac with the both of us.

Posted by: Darwin Mayflower at April 05, 2016 11:49 AM (gs8be)

268 How long before a hack results in such pictures becoming public?
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:45 AM (326rv)
***
There's an online archive of NYPD crime-scene photos. Some are really quite grisly. Others, though, could almost pass for art.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:49 AM (lutOX)

269 The only hope we have is chaos.

It's guaranteed. The power and survival of the state depends on the people who make up its machinery, and the same methods they've used to usher it in are undermining it even as it reaches its peak.

I'm not as concerned about the Left as I am about outsiders that will seek to fill the vacuum. The Left we can mop up after it goes splat. It's the muzzies that worry me.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 11:50 AM (9krrF)

270 It's Trump or GOPe. Cruz is a protest vote at this point.



The remaining plums are NY, PA, IN, CA, and NJ. Cruz can't win any
of those, maybe IN. He can't win the nomination outright and he won't be
selected via the convention.



Unlike many of our beloved Trumpkin brethren I am not animated by antipathy to Cruz. He's just not a real option.



Grasp the nettle or go home and make your preparations.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (xuouz)

This will go to convention, and when it does, Cruz wins.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 11:50 AM (3JA/M)

271 Rapper Azealia Banks Calls for Sarah Palin to Be Gang-Raped by Black Men

http://goo.gl/asUT5a

Banks needs to be locked up. She's always getting arrested for assaulting people.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 11:50 AM (iQIUe)

272 About the time forensics started solving murders.
Posted by: rickb223

I'm not seeing the connection. Because then taking pictures of corpses was being done by law enforcement?



That was me being my snarky self.
I have seen the "website" that is passed around on Fb about this very phenomenon. They have a bunch of creepy pics of this very subject of small children.

And it is very spooky. Knowing the kid is dead at the time of the pic.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 11:50 AM (NsI03)

273 rb I hope you're right.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:50 AM (xuouz)

274 I see everyone is getting giddy at the prospect of denying Trump and going to a brokered convention.

I simply do not see how this plays out well for Cruz.

GOPe simply does not give a shit, they will choose Jeb, they will get what they want.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 05, 2016 11:50 AM (+oBbu)

275 I don't think we can make an accurate judgement on if Megyn Kelly resembles 7 of 9 until she slips into that incredibly tight body suit 7 of 9 wore, am I right fellas?

Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 05, 2016 11:51 AM (BDZWU)

276 18th century general knowledge of aquatic-life anatomy is ...

But then they painted running horses in the rocking-horse position until Muybridge.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 05, 2016 11:51 AM (VdICR)

277 Rapper Azealia Banks Calls for Sarah Palin to Be Gang-Raped by Black Men

Was this before or after she came out for Trump on twitter?

Girl works for one thing: attention.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:51 AM (xuouz)

278 256 >>Meet the transgender banker who's chopped off her ears and had horns implanted to become a DRAGON


Hah! She must like getting the Angry Dragon.

A lot.
Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 11:45 AM (TnP/y)

Hold on. It started as a male. Is it a female dragon now or was the transition to male dragon.


*where's AtC with the eyeball heroin

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 11:51 AM (mEZce)

279 I see everyone is getting giddy at the prospect of denying Trump and going to a brokered convention.
Posted by: Kreplach


So much for "Fuck you, WAR"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:52 AM (xuouz)

280 Has a party ever won the election after a brokered convention?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (0LHZx)

281 18 U.S. Code 599 - Promise of appointment by candidate

Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

Posted by: Sandy Burger at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (e8kgV)

282 This will go to convention, and when it does, Cruz wins.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 11:50 AM (3JA/M)


Apparently, you and Ace are the only two people left on the planet who believe this.

For the benefit of the rest of us, can you explain how this happens?

Posted by: jwest at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (Zs4uk)

283 Meet the transgender banker who's chopped off her ears and had horns implanted to become a DRAGON



But it's just another lifestyle, equally beautiful and valid as any other. No mental issues here at all.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (oKE6c)

284 *hands RWC a slightly used and dirty syringe loaded up with heroin*

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:54 AM (K2aKX)

285 And it is very spooky. Knowing the kid is dead at the time of the pic.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 11:50 AM (NsI03)
***
In some of them, there's a genuine pathos that comes through. The ones where the child is placed on a bed, holding a beloved doll or toy, or where the poor grieving mother stands by, as if watching her child sleep.

I'll confess, I've seen a few that made my eyes a bit damp.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:54 AM (lutOX)

286 280 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (0LHZx)

According to Time, 9 have become presidents. http://time.com/4280473/past-presidents-after-conventions/

Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (BDZWU)

287 Does anyone have any tips about how to scratch an itch under a full body cast? My left nipple is itching like hell today....

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 11:13 AM (HSmrB)

============
Clothes hanger or blow dryer.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (iQIUe)

288 Girl works for one thing: attention.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:51 AM (xuouz)
=====
Branding and rebranding works for the marketing types in politics as well as music. Slap that new logo on everything.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (MIKMs)

289
Frankly, I think the duck lip craze is to mimic female genitalia.


I thought the duck lip thing was to mimic blow jobs.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (X6fMO)

290 It's worth clicking on the link and looking at the detail of Copley's painting. You can see why he is considered a master portraitist.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (Zu3d9)


Wow, you are so right.

I'm sure that I've seen Copley's paintings in museums but confess that I'm not familiar with him.

The overall scene is nice but zooming in on the faces lends a totally new perspective to the painting.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (dPpmC)

291 Disney worker found apparently electrocuted in the haunted house attraction in Paris.

Anyone seen Tesla?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (K2aKX)

292 This isn't even shocking anymore.
Reminds me of snake boy or whatever he was called, only he didn't have prison ink scales on his hands. And I think he died.

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (aQQbl)

293 *hands RWC a slightly used and dirty syringe loaded up with heroin*
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:54 AM (K2aKX)


Gently used syringes! 5 for a hobo pelt!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (xuouz)

294 275 I don't think we can make an accurate judgement on if Megyn Kelly resembles 7 of 9 until she slips into that incredibly tight body suit 7 of 9 wore, am I right fellas?
Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 05, 2016 11:51 AM (BDZWU)
***
Two words:

Body
Paint

Otherwise, you can't be sure.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (lutOX)

295 How long before a hack results in such pictures becoming public?
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:45 AM (326rv)
***
There's an online archive of NYPD crime-scene photos. Some are really quite grisly. Others, though, could almost pass for art.

Dear God; how do the families feel about this?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (326rv)

296 284 *hands RWC a slightly used and dirty syringe loaded up with heroin*

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:54 AM (K2aKX)


GRACIAS! I'll take what I can get at this point.


💉 💉 💉 💉 💉

💤

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 11:56 AM (mEZce)

297 Apparently, you and Ace are the only two people left on the planet who believe this.

For the benefit of the rest of us, can you explain how this happens?
Posted by: jwest at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (Zs4uk)

____

Step 1. Go to convention

Step 2. ???

Step 3. Cruz is the nominee

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:56 AM (0LHZx)

298 Posted by: jwest at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (Zs4uk

I really don't think it will. All of this maneuvering is to open the door to a "compromise candidate". This is about the preservation of established power and position.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 11:56 AM (sdxPm)

299 "drag"on man took his parents words literally when they said "you can be anything you want when you grow up"

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 05, 2016 11:57 AM (0O7c5)

300 Dear God; how do the families feel about this?
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (326rv)
***
They're from the 20's at the latest. Families are long gone.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:57 AM (lutOX)

301 251
So, in essence the Cheeseheads hold the key to whether we have a Brokered Convention or not.



If Cruz wins, probable Brokered Convention.



If Trump wins, probable Trump win before convention.



Is that about right?













Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 11:44 AM (0cMkb)

No, it is going to be contested at any case. Neither Trump nor Cruz can feasibly win a majority, because (1) Kasich is staying in, and (b) there is no way the Cruzites or the Trumpites will favor the other one, at this point

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:57 AM (+B4Qh)

302 286 280 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (0LHZx)

According to Time, 9 have become presidents. http://time.com/4280473/past-presidents-after-conventions/
Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 05, 2016 11:55 AM (BDZWU)

______

Last one happened in 1920. So it's probably going to happen in 2016 because not much has changed in the past 96 years.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:57 AM (0LHZx)

303 *looks at time*

Lunch. I think I will blow moolah on Chinese buffet. And escape this place.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:58 AM (K2aKX)

304
Step 1. Go to convention



Step 2. ???



Step 3. Cruz is the nominee

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:56 AM (0LHZx)

Step 2 is:
Convention has a second ballot where Cruz wins a majority

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:58 AM (+B4Qh)

305
Rapper Azealia Banks Calls for Sarah Palin to Be Gang-Raped by Black Men

Has Palin been in the news lately?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 11:58 AM (FkBIv)

306 So, in essence the Cheeseheads hold the key to whether we have a Brokered Convention or not.





Posted by: donna at April 05, 2016 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

Meh... No need to be depressed Donna, the convention will likely be contested but that is a normal part of the process if no one gets to 50% +1 (no matter what Trump or his supporters are pushing, "the most" delegates going in has never, ever been the metric).


Something you may not know, nine Presidents (including Abraham Lincoln) got their party's nomination at contested conventions. In Lincoln's case, he was trailing William Henry Seward in the delegate count going into the convention, won on the third ballot and made Seward his Secretary of State after he was elected.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (3JA/M)

307 280
Has a party ever won the election after a brokered convention?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (0LHZx)

Not since the 20's.
Say hello to President Hillary

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (+B4Qh)

308 Brokered convention?


Bob Dole is tanned, fit, and rested.

Posted by: Bob Dole at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (oKE6c)

309 I see everyone is getting giddy at the prospect of denying Trump and going to a brokered convention.

Posted by: Kreplach



I don't have any particular antipathy to Trump.

I prefer Cruz but I will take Trump as opposed to some GOPe hack spat out from a Brokered Convention.

The mere fact that the GOPe is floating Ryan's name means that our betters have already mapped out a strategy to win at a Brokered Convention,

because there has been zero popular outcry for a Ryan candidacy.

They're merely floating trial balloons to see which hack will provoke the least outrage, so that they can keep both House and Senate.


So, I hope Trump wins if the only alternative is a Brokered Convention.

That way the people's vote still means something.

Or we can skip merrily down the Democrat's trail of straight up Oligarchy selected candidates.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (0cMkb)

310
James Ellroy did a book of LA homicide photos, LAPD '53:

http://goo.gl/awTqGg

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (X6fMO)

311 I thought about this painting when I swam across Guantanamo Bay once for the 1.9 mile Swim Across the Bay.

The bull sharks live mostly up the Guantanamo River, where they are happy and well fed on small (but plentiful) fish. Nevertheless, some occasionally head into the channel for variety.

During the swim, I noticed something dark and ominous moving below me and I got that terrified "oh s*** feeling" in my brain before I could rationally process what I was looking at.

Turned out to be a manta ray about 15 feet across about 30 feet below me. Scared the crap out of me, but the adrenaline dump shaved off several minutes for a PB.

Good times. Good times.

Posted by: Zombie Adam Smith at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (YqcVw)

312 This is interesting. Christian convert from Islam explains why Islamic terror will continue to rise. Hint: It's in the Koran.

http://tinyurl.com/h6g8jgb

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (Nwg0u)

313 In some of them, there's a genuine pathos that comes through. The ones where the child is placed on a bed, holding a beloved doll or toy, or where the poor grieving mother stands by, as if watching her child sleep.

I'll confess, I've seen a few that made my eyes a bit damp.


Saw a couple where the deceased child is propped up with the living children.

Just eeeeew.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:00 PM (NsI03)

314 The hands are intricate and take the full advantage of perspective. In realistic paintings, hands are one of the first things I look at because it's so hard to get them right.

Thank you, CBD, for introducing me to an artist that I previously wasn't consciously familiar with.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at April 05, 2016 12:00 PM (dPpmC)

315 I'm just wonder how many stories Trance Freebirds, Karl Rove and the rest of the GOPe have come up with already to justify the results of this next election:

"It was a small minority of fringe conservatives who ruined it for Republicans everywhere."

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 12:00 PM (4ng05)

316 Anyone watching Damien on A&E?
Last night's ep there is a vet in a VA hospital that he meets.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 12:00 PM (nbrY/)

317 Convention has a second ballot where Cruz wins a majority

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:58 AM (+B4Qh)


OK, I understand.

Now, can you tell me who it is that will be voting for Cruz on this second ballot?

Is it the establishment Kasich people or the Trump folks?

Posted by: jwest at April 05, 2016 12:00 PM (Zs4uk)

318 But don't get me started on roofers. I only knew one good one, and he up and died on me, that's how unreliable they are.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 10:51 AM (xq1UY)


Reviving the farming/alfalfa male/trucking/roofing comments from the dump thread this morning.

The international roofer's catchphrase: "Looks good from the road!"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:00 PM (xuouz)

319 >> I think the duck lip craze is to mimic female genitalia.
> I thought the duck lip thing was to mimic blow jobs.


I thought is was just a taunt. You know, now that you can't smack a bitch, anymore.

Posted by: Zombie Ike Turner at April 05, 2016 12:01 PM (TnP/y)

320 Haven't polls shown that if it is Trump vs. Hill, Hill wins big time and if it is Cruz vs. Hill, Cruz wins?

I don't know why Trump people keep thinking he's our only hope.

I'd agree about Cruz not being able to win if he wasn't facing Hill. She's a worse candidate than he is.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 12:01 PM (u0lmX)

321 Bernie vs Trump, Who is more Violent! (Social Experiment)



http://tinyurl.com/gmfvtaz

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 05, 2016 12:01 PM (oKE6c)

322 312 This is interesting. Christian convert from Islam explains why Islamic terror will continue to rise. Hint: It's in the Koran.

http://tinyurl.com/h6g8jgb
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (Nwg0u)

Yes, but as everyone by now knows, the Koran doesn't represent Islam. Just ask any western leader.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 12:01 PM (4ng05)

323 Speaking of photos of the dead, when I was a kid I dated this girl whose mother kept a couple of framed photographs in her bedroom of some relative of hers (I think it was either the woman's father or grandfather) in his casket, quite dead. The pictures looked like they had been taken back in the 1950s, so she had had them there for some time.

I never had the nerve to ask why she felt the need to keep such pictures around her like that. Sometimes I thought maybe it was a Polish thing (her family was of Polish descent), other times I thought that this woman really needed a reminder that, for whatever reason, this person was dead and NOT coming back.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at April 05, 2016 12:01 PM (AJdlq)

324 Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at April 05, 2016 12:00 PM (dPpmC)

His portraits are great too. If you can see one in a museum try to get up close. I remember one in which the subject had dandruff. Not just wig powder!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2016 12:01 PM (Zu3d9)

325 Say hello to President Hillary


Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (+B4Qh)


Aka Inmate #643256

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 05, 2016 12:03 PM (oKE6c)

326 James Ellroy did a book of LA homicide photos, LAPD '53:

http://goo.gl/awTqGg
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (X6fMO)



"Pharmacological Causes of Death"
Crime scene and Coroner photos from NYC.
Big old professional bound book with mostly black & white photos. An old boss was a retired NYC detective.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:03 PM (NsI03)

327 Step 2 is:
Convention has a second ballot where Cruz wins a majority
=====

Cruz has been building relationships. He will run the table, if not this cycle, then very soon. His careful work on GOP relationships makes all the difference if he goes back to the Senate. I would prefer him to win, but he has worked smart. IMO, brains will work.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 05, 2016 12:03 PM (MIKMs)

328 Watson's in the water. Does that mean Sherock Holmes is the one holding the spear?

No wonder he was so cranky in that ep of the BBC one where he was holding a harpoon, bloodied, on the Underground! It all makes sense now.

Posted by: LizLem at April 05, 2016 12:03 PM (hvf9s)

329 If you think a photo of the dear departed is creepy. How about posing the dear departed at the funeral wake?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/m6swtp4

Link is to NY Times
If you want to avoid clicking that Bing "rite of sitting the dead"

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 05, 2016 12:04 PM (P/aDH)

330 310
James Ellroy did a book of LA homicide photos, LAPD '53:
http://goo.gl/awTqGg
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (X6fMO)

===============
He's lost his mind again. Dumped another wife and is chasing some young chickie.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 12:04 PM (iQIUe)

331 [A]Haven't polls shown that if it is Trump vs. Hill, Hill wins big time and if it is Cruz vs. Hill, Cruz wins?
...
I'd agree about Cruz not being able to win if he wasn't facing Hill. She's a worse candidate than he is.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 12:01 PM (u0lmX)


A) those same polls show Hillary BEATING Cruz by 3 points. Kasich is the only one of the three remaining Republicans who beats her (by 6 points). Please show your work on how this is the best metric to decide who should receive the nomination

B) What? I thought Cruz was the best remaining candidate? If Hillary is so weak how is it a slam dunk she beats Trump?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:04 PM (xuouz)

332 Aka Inmate #643256

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 05, 2016 12:03 PM (oKE6c)

Inshallah!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2016 12:04 PM (Zu3d9)

333 NO! WHAT?!

I didn't put a bold tag in there!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:04 PM (xuouz)

334 Oh yes I did. Fuck.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:05 PM (xuouz)

335 *plays Creed's "With Arms Wide Open" while putting on barrel gear*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:05 PM (xuouz)

336 Has Palin been in the news lately?
============

She was in WI campaigning for Trump. She gave a speech in Milwaukee for the GOP chieftains there, who gave her the Politburo freeze treatment.

Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:05 PM (JBggj)

337 Presidents from brokered conventions:
William Henry Harrison
James Polk
Franklin Pierce
Abraham Lincoln
Rutherford Hayes
James Garfield
Benjamin Harrison
Woodrow Wilson
Warren Harding

Mixed bag there, and it looks like the most common denominator is, shortened term. Harrison I, shortest ever; Lincoln and Garfield shared a fate, and Harding, the jury is still out on Harding. Polk's destiny was manifest, Pierce drank a little but when you look at the tragedies in his personal life you'll understand why, Hayes didn't drink at all or so he told Lucy, Harrison II kind of proves the point, and then, Wilson. TR handed it to Wilson. TR would have brokered the GOP if he'd had the chance, but Taft was better at it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 12:06 PM (xq1UY)

338 These delicious veggie burgers are fighting climate change

Brooks Headley is the chef behind the other. He opened Superiority Burger last June in a tiny space below street level in the East Village. It makes a quinoa-based veggie burger - vegan if you skip the cheese - that GQ in December proclaimed 'the best burger of the year' for 2015.




To quote Sam Elliot in 'The Ranch' "Quinoa... Whatever the fuck that is"

http://tinyurl.com/hnggecr

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 12:06 PM (mEZce)

339 316 Anyone watching Damien on A&E?
Last night's ep there is a vet in a VA hospital that he meets.
Posted by: @votermom
____________

Random question: Is it a problem with a skewed sample or is every single stripper's first son named "Damien"?

Posted by: Furious George at April 05, 2016 12:06 PM (3GAnN)

340 "Burger" link



http://tinyurl.com/hnggecr

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 12:06 PM (mEZce)

341
I'd agree about Cruz not being able to win if he wasn't facing Hill. She's a worse candidate than he is.

I honestly think Cruz is toast against Scankles.

Any debate between the two will be a replay of the infamous Hillary / Lazio debate back when she was "running" for her NY Senate seat. The merest hint from Cruz that Hillary is an habitual, criminal liar - any contradiction of her at all - will be spun as "sexist mansplaining" by the MFM and marketed as "scary" Cruz "bullying" Hillary because he's afraid of a strong woman.

And if you don't think that, despite Hillary snorting that "unborn children have no constitutional rights" and her ghoulish insistence that abortion ought to be performed right through the third trimester, that Cruz won't be smeared as the second coming of Robert Bork, you're delusional.

I'd love to vote Cruz. I will if he's the nominee. But he simply does not have Teh Donald's damn-the-torpedos bluster to shove her lies back up her cellulite-spackled ass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 12:07 PM (X6fMO)

342 GoK, I think somebody mopped the place up yesterday, or so I heard.

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 12:07 PM (aQQbl)

343 Haven't polls shown that if it is Trump vs. Hill, Hill wins big time and if it is Cruz vs. Hill, Cruz wins?

I don't know why Trump people keep thinking he's our only hope.

I'd agree about Cruz not being able to win if he wasn't facing Hill. She's a worse candidate than he is.

Posted by: Donna and V

Such polling presumes a static model. Plug in A and you get one result. Plug in B and you get a different result.

We have NO WAY of knowing if the results we're obtaining will endure in the event of a contested convention; still less for a brokered one.

At the moment, such questions are remote and more academic.

We would need to KNOW the mindset of people who were dead set on Guy A,B or C AFTER the convention.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:07 PM (326rv)

344 ..Is that You Chalkey??

Posted by: saf at April 05, 2016 12:07 PM (qKiBT)

345
This will go to convention, and when it does, Cruz wins.



Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 11:50 AM (3JA/M)





Apparently, you and Ace are the only two people left on the planet who believe this.



For the benefit of the rest of us, can you explain how this happens?

Posted by: jwest at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (Zs4uk)


Actually jwest everybody with any sense knows that a contested convention does not favor Trump. The rules as they stand now (and even if they are switched back to pre-Romney rules) ONLY allow consideration of Trump and Cruz on any ballot. Despite the hysterical nightmarecasting around here, the rules are not going to change enough for even Kasich to be an option... much less Romney or Ryan.

Add to that the fact that Cruz is actually doing the work to get pro-Cruz (or at least anti-Trump) delegates elected even in states that Trump won and you get a Cruz win on the second or third ballot.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:07 PM (3JA/M)

346 Saw a couple where the deceased child is propped up with the living children.

Just eeeeew.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:00 PM (NsI03)
***
Yeah, those are the eel's eyebrows.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:08 PM (lutOX)

347 Cruz has been building relationships. He will run the table, if not this
cycle, then very soon. His careful work on GOP relationships makes all
the difference if he goes back to the Senate. I would prefer him to win,
but he has worked smart. IMO, brains will work.
==================

In the old days, we'd call that "selling out".

Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:08 PM (JBggj)

348
Has a party ever won the election after a brokered convention?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 11:53 AM (0LHZx)

Not since the 20's.
Say hello to President Hillary

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 11:59 AM (+B4Qh)
-----------------------------

You could flip the parties in that scenario, you know.

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 12:08 PM (pC96u)

349 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 11:56 AM (mEZce)

Whatever you did just there is witchcraft. Burn the witch!

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 12:08 PM (1D4Ef)

350 Not many people named Rutherford any more.

Posted by: pining for the days of yore at April 05, 2016 12:08 PM (2WoCi)

351 But he simply does not have Teh Donald's damn-the-torpedos bluster to shove her lies back up her cellulite-spackled ass.


(Sniff.) That's beautiful, man.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 05, 2016 12:08 PM (oKE6c)

352 Random question: Is it a problem with a skewed sample or is every single stripper's first son named "Damien"?




Part of the deal made for fake bewbs.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:09 PM (NsI03)

353 That's a funky looking shark.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:09 PM (LA7Cm)

354 NYC Municipal Archives Police Photograph collection, for the curious:

http://tinyurl.com/cx4ewxo

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:10 PM (lutOX)

355 Actually jwest everybody with any sense knows that a contested convention does not favor Trump. The rules as they stand now (and even if they are switched back to pre-Romney rules) ONLY allow consideration of Trump and Cruz on any ballot. Despite the hysterical nightmarecasting around here, the rules are not going to change enough for even Kasich to be an option... much less Romney or Ryan.

Add to that the fact that Cruz is actually doing the work to get pro-Cruz (or at least anti-Trump) delegates elected even in states that Trump won and you get a Cruz win on the second or third ballot.
Posted by: redbanzai

So Mitt Romney is a hysterical wishcaster. Good to know. And Boehner while we're at it.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:11 PM (326rv)

356 >>It's worth clicking on the link and looking at the detail of Copley's painting. You can see why he is considered a master portraitist

His portrait of Paul Revere is one of his most famous and widely represented. Copley's a Boston icon.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:11 PM (/5Tau)

357 353 That's a funky looking shark.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:09 PM (LA7Cm)

It identifies as a squid.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 05, 2016 12:11 PM (mBYZv)

358 In the old days, we'd call that "selling out".
Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:08 PM (JBggj)

Complete lack of shame or perspective from Cruz supporters.

Re: Cruz poaching Trump's delegates, I was told yesterday that Trump "should have done his homework" about delegate allocation and done the same.

Really. Backroom dealing and procedural gimmicks are exactly what I DON'T want.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:12 PM (xuouz)

359 Last night's Better Call Saul episode rocked. I loved the cold open. Gilligan knows how to make good TV.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 12:12 PM (0LHZx)

360 Add to that the fact that Cruz is actually doing the work to get pro-Cruz (or at least anti-Trump) delegates elected even in states that Trump won and you get a Cruz win on the second or third ballot.

You're assuming Cruz can overcome the inevitable GOPe skullduggery. I'm nowhere near so optimistic and believe the scorpion will sting and the GOPe will try to put Ryan or the like in.

At which point the Cavil Prophecy shall be fulfilled: By their own hands they shall burn.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 12:12 PM (9krrF)

361 Watched Angel Heart on Netflix last night.
Soon-to-be-IPspouse has questioned her choice of mate now.

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 12:12 PM (aQQbl)

362 354 NYC Municipal Archives Police Photograph collection, for the curious:

http://tinyurl.com/cx4ewxo
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:10 PM (lutOX)

_____

That requires about 17 trigger warnings.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 12:12 PM (0LHZx)

363 To be fair, a person named Rutherford probably could win. Now, Rooooootherfurd, the way Obama says it, not so much.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 12:13 PM (xq1UY)

364 In the old days, we'd call that "selling out".
=====

But if you persuade people to your point of view, isn't that the point?

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 05, 2016 12:14 PM (MIKMs)

365 "It identifies as a squid."

Ah.

Me and my normative speciocity shaming.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:14 PM (LA7Cm)

366 NYC Municipal Archives Police Photograph collection, for the curious:

I'm not going near it. But I do hope that there's nothing even remotely recent on there.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:14 PM (326rv)

367 been voting for 40 years. never had a vote improve my life. they are all the same. i'm done with this shit. just take my money and leave me alone,assholes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 05, 2016 12:15 PM (ucDmr)

368 354 NYC Municipal Archives Police Photograph collection, for the curious:



http://tinyurl.com/cx4ewxo

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:10 PM (lutOX)


Yow.. thats a goldmine of the macabre...

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 12:15 PM (aQQbl)

369 @359

Really curious what was in that helado truck. And what they were taking apart.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:15 PM (LA7Cm)

370 Yes, but as everyone by now knows, the Koran doesn't represent Islam. Just ask any western leader.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 12:01 PM (4ng05)

And the Islamic State isn't "Islamic"...

Posted by: Timon at April 05, 2016 12:16 PM (396pH)

371 Re: Cruz poaching Trump's delegates, I was told yesterday that Trump "should have done his homework" about delegate allocation and done the same.

Really. Backroom dealing and procedural gimmicks are exactly what I DON'T want.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:12 PM (xuouz)



Short term winning tactics at the cost of long term winning strategy.

Please, fuel the fire that rages against the establishment and its backroom dealing and its subversion.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 12:16 PM (1D4Ef)

372
The mere fact that the GOPe is floating Ryan's name means that our
betters have already mapped out a strategy to win at a Brokered
Convention,



because there has been zero popular outcry for a Ryan candidacy.


WHO is "floating" Ryan's name?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:16 PM (+B4Qh)

373 "Haven't polls shown that if it is Trump vs. Hill, Hill wins big time..."


Absolutely.

If the general election is Trump vs Hillary, Hillary wins big time.

Of course, that's if the turnout model is the same as it was with Obama. And if republicans have land lines in an amount that accounts for a 6 point adjustment to the actual poll answers. And if there is no increase in republican participation or enthusiasm.

Sure, Hillary will win if she excites blacks just as much as Obama did.

Of course, every indication so far is that democrats are demoralized and staying home and that they hate Hillary just about as much as we do.

Coupled with the fact that Bernie voters are going to be ass-fucked royally at their convention, the pollster's use of an energized, united democrat party seems to be the ravings of a lunatic.

But as Ace would say, you can't argue with the polls. They're settled science.

Posted by: jwest at April 05, 2016 12:17 PM (Zs4uk)

374 Elongated nose. White shark. This surfer girl shutters. I've seen more than a handful at San O'. When you're 50 yards off the beach, doesn't matter if it's a 5ft or 15 ft. Scary as hell and the longest 50 yards you can experience getting back to beach...

Posted by: Russkilitlover at April 05, 2016 12:17 PM (o/k6g)

375 NYC Municipal Archives Police Photograph collection, for the curious:
http://tinyurl.com/cx4ewxo
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:10 PM (lutOX)


"Buy Print"

WTF?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 12:17 PM (1D4Ef)

376
He's lost his mind again. Dumped another wife and is chasing some young chickie.


I saw a documentary he did a few years back about his mother's murder, the police investigation of it and his own unsuccessful search for the killer. At the very least, I'd say Ellroy's got some major Oedipal issues going.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 12:17 PM (X6fMO)

377
If the shark doesn't get him, sunburn will.

Posted by: wth at April 05, 2016 12:17 PM (HgMAr)

378 But if you persuade people to your point of view, isn't that the point?
============

Persuad whom? The electorate or Ted's fellow Senators?

Because the last I heard, McConnell stated that he'd discuss Cruz's surrender terms after Ted "apologized" for his remarks.

Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:18 PM (JBggj)

379 The mere fact that the GOPe is floating Ryan's name means that our
betters have already mapped out a strategy to win at a Brokered
Convention,



because there has been zero popular outcry for a Ryan candidacy.

WHO is "floating" Ryan's name?
Posted by: chemjeff

Supposedly, no one was floating Ryan's name around for Speaker. he said five times that the didn't want it.

What's his current job again?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:18 PM (326rv)

380 So Mitt Romney is a hysterical wishcaster. Good to know. And Boehner while we're at it.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:11 PM (326rv)

They , in particular are.


They are trying to pretend that the GOPe still has the power when they just do not. If they did, Boehner would still be Speaker, Cantor would still be his second in command and Willard... Lord love him... wouldn't be on a desperate search for relevancy.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:18 PM (3JA/M)

381 Another interpretation of "Number Six":

http://tinyurl.com/zvpzggy

Posted by: irright at April 05, 2016 12:19 PM (pMGkg)

382 "Thing about a shark. Shark's got lively eyes, like a goat's eyes. And a diabolical moustache. And when he bites into you he twirls it with his fin and, oh, then, the high-pitched screamin."

Posted by: Quint's Old War Astigmatism at April 05, 2016 12:19 PM (4uDUj)

383 Well shit if polls today say X will happen, why even have the election? Just make Hillary president and save everyone a lot of time and effort.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 12:19 PM (0LHZx)

384 Because the last I heard, McConnell stated that he'd discuss Cruz's surrender terms after Ted "apologized" for his remarks.

Cruz didn't, and still got the Guild Navigator's endorsement, fwiw.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 12:19 PM (evdj2)

385 Because the last I heard, McConnell stated that he'd discuss Cruz's surrender terms after Ted "apologized" for his remarks.


Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:18 PM (JBggj)

You will notice that Cruz has not apologized and he, rather than McConnell, is running with good success for the R nomination.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:19 PM (3JA/M)

386 and, fuck paul ryan with a flaming pineapple. prick.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 05, 2016 12:19 PM (ucDmr)

387 Thanks for the burger link RWC.

Question about veganism/vegetarianism. I've noticed that often they are creating special products to taste like or mimic the food they are giving up: burgers, cheese, bacon, etc. I always wondered why they did not just utterly reject those flavors since they are the taste of animal oppression, and embrace new uncorrupted flavors having nothing to do with meat or dairy.

It's like our brains are hard wired to seek out animal based products, and they are trying to trick their brain. Just a thought...

Posted by: LizLem at April 05, 2016 12:20 PM (hvf9s)

388 Singleton forgot the Doll's Eyes.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at April 05, 2016 12:20 PM (o/k6g)

389
374
Posted by: Russkilitlover
.............................

That's when I paddle like a motorboat.

Posted by: wth at April 05, 2016 12:21 PM (HgMAr)

390 >>So Mitt Romney is a hysterical wishcaster. Good to know. And Boehner while we're at it.


Might be best not to lump everyone into the same category. Romney was the first major pol to talk about denying Trump the nomination because, well Trump, but he has also been very clear in stating that the nominee will be one of the people running.

Boehner has always had a stiffy for Ryan but I don't think that will get a lot of traction.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:21 PM (/5Tau)

391 redbanzai,

Your flawed assumption is that the Rules Committee only has the option of pre- or post- Romney rules for candidates.

There is another option which is neither, which is why they are floating Ryan's name.

They have already gamed out how they will win.

Now, the question is who will they plug into the slot that they believe they can create.

So, people who want Cruz better start pushing back loud and strong now- not that it will make any difference if it goes to a Brokered Convention-

because once the rules change...anything goes.


Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 12:21 PM (0cMkb)

392 I'm not going near it. But I do hope that there's nothing even remotely recent on there.
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:14 PM (326rv)
***
Runs up through the 40's, i think.

As a guy with a darkroom, I have a lot of admiration for the guys in the photo departments in those days.

Getting a useable image off a roll of film with modern chemistry, etc., is hard enough. Some of those guys were developing plates....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:21 PM (lutOX)

393 "Of course, that's if the turnout model is the same as it was with Obama. And if republicans have land lines in an amount that accounts for a 6 point adjustment to the actual poll answers."

Oh, please, stop with the land line nonsense. You think pollsters haven't adjusted to the fact that the overwhelming majority of people use cell phones now?

Tell me about how the polls are skewed. 'Cause that was a big thing we all believed in 2012 - right up until election night.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 12:21 PM (u0lmX)

394
Supposedly, no one was floating Ryan's name around for Speaker. he said five times that the didn't want it.



What's his current job again?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:18 PM (326rv)

Actually, if you recall, a LOT of people were floating Ryan's name after Boehner resigned, it was only Ryan himself who said he didn't want the job. He was obviously talked into it.

But this time around, not only has Ryan said he doesn't want it, Priebus has said no, tons and tons of people are saying no to the whole Ryan idea.
IMO the whole Ryan/Romney/Boehner names are being floated by Trumpites in order to scare people into giving Trump an absolute majority. But who actually in a position of power is saying "go Ryan"?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:22 PM (+B4Qh)

395 Okay, troll put some knowledge on me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:22 PM (LA7Cm)

396 >>Yes, but as everyone by now knows, the Koran doesn't represent Islam. Just ask any western leader.


Yeah, because the head of ISIS isn't an Islamic scholar, and all those fatwas issued by Imams? Totally misunderstand their religion.

Obama says "That's not who THEY are" as often as he says "That's not who WE are."

You'd think at some part the dude would stop and wonder why he has to keep saying that, again and again. Except we know he is incapable of believing in his own error.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 12:22 PM (NOIQH)

397 because once the rules change...anything goes.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 12:21 PM (0cMkb)



Anything goes indeed. I'd like to see what the GOPe thinks will happen in 4 years if they succeed.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 12:22 PM (1D4Ef)

398 Cruz didn't, and still got the Guild Navigator's endorsement, fwiw.

Dammit. I'm wrong. He got Graham's endorsement.

My bad.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 12:22 PM (evdj2)

399 WHO is "floating" Ryan's name?


Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:16 PM (+B4Qh)

Delusional GOPe'ers and hysterical Trump supporters who are sure te Donald is our Obi Wan Kenobi.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:23 PM (3JA/M)

400 Poke him with a stick, that'll just piss him off.

Posted by: wth at April 05, 2016 12:23 PM (HgMAr)

401 Anything goes indeed. I'd like to see what the GOPe thinks will happen in 4 years if they succeed.


If they thought that far down the road, we wouldn't be where we are now.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:23 PM (NsI03)

402 Oh I love that painting!
Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery


Was that at the National Gallery in DC? I have half a sense of having seen it but I can't be sure.

I must say I do not like this painting. The shark doesn't look like a shark, it looks like someone described a shark to Copley.

I don't know why those people are in the boat dressed that way; I don't know why naked boy fell out of the boat. His posture isn't natural and he's making no attempt to grab the lifeline which has been thrown to him.

I think I remember that it's an allegory for something but whatever that is is lost to my recall and in any case does not speak to me today.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 12:24 PM (1xUj/)

403 >>It's like our brains are hard wired to seek out animal based products,
and they are trying to trick their brain. Just a thought...


Yes, it's because they still totally crave burgers and other meat.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 12:24 PM (NOIQH)

404 What happened to the guys swim trunks?

Posted by: wth at April 05, 2016 12:24 PM (HgMAr)

405 361 Watched Angel Heart on Netflix last night.
Soon-to-be-IPspouse has questioned her choice of mate now.
Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 12:12 PM (aQQbl)

==========
I watched that again recently, too. Mickey Roarke is such a fine actor. Film sucked, tho.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 12:24 PM (iQIUe)

406 if it is Cruz vs. Hill, Cruz wins?

-
The Make Believe Media, the Donks, and the GOPers haven't sharpened their knives for Cruz yet. Cruz will assault a Michelle Fields since it works so well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 12:25 PM (Nwg0u)

407 Hope he's wearing sunscreen, he looks pretty pale.

Posted by: wth at April 05, 2016 12:25 PM (HgMAr)

408 You will notice that Cruz has not apologized and he, rather than McConnell, is running with good success for the R nomination.
Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:19 PM (3JA/M)

Such success that he is scheming ways to stack state delegations (in states he lost) with delegates who will pledge contra the votes of their constituents, all to pull within 300 votes of the delegate leader, while working to cut a deal with party leadership in the event of a contested nomination.

Democracy's dead anyway, right?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:25 PM (xuouz)

409 >>Was that at the National Gallery in DC? I have half a sense of having seen it but I can't be sure.

It may have been on loan but it's home is the MFA in Boston along with a butt load of other Copley paintings.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:25 PM (/5Tau)

410 What happened to the guys swim trunks?

He leapt from the boat to escape the sodomy.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 12:25 PM (evdj2)

411 But this time around, not only has Ryan said he
doesn't want it, Priebus has said no, tons and tons of people are saying
no to the whole Ryan idea.
IMO the whole Ryan/Romney/Boehner names
are being floated by Trumpites in order to scare people into giving
Trump an absolute majority. But who actually in a position of power is
saying "go Ryan"?


Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:22 PM (+B4Qh)

This.

The problem is, the people they are trying to scare don't think Trump should be elected dogcatcher much less President (his supporters cannot seem to grasp how polarizing Trump is).

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:26 PM (3JA/M)

412 Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:23 PM (3JA/M)

Which "delusional GOPe'er" is pushing Ryan?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:26 PM (+B4Qh)

413 Oh, please, stop with the land line nonsense. You think pollsters haven't adjusted to the fact that the overwhelming majority of people use cell phones now?



Call me on my cell phone. If your name isn't in my contact list, it doesn't get answered and the number goes on the block list.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:26 PM (NsI03)

414 I saw a documentary he did a few years back about his mother's murder, the police investigation of it and his own unsuccessful search for the killer. At the very least, I'd say Ellroy's got some major Oedipal issues going.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 12:17 PM (X6fMO)
===============
Even though he publically swore they would be married, seems like she dumped him. Now he has a gf in London and is hanging out there. Guy calls himself a conservative but voted for Obama. Fuck him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 12:27 PM (iQIUe)

415 He leapt from the boat to escape the sodomy.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 12:25 PM (evdj2)
***
heh.

'the custom of the sea' has multiple meanings, it would seem....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:27 PM (lutOX)

416 Posted by: Bandersnatch
Was that at the National Gallery in DC? I have half a sense of having seen it but I can't be sure.

It is.

I think I remember that it's an allegory for something but whatever that is is lost to my recall and in any case does not speak to me today.
It's a dramatization of an actual attack on the man who would become lord mayor of london. See >58

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:27 PM (xuouz)

417 I always wondered why they did not just utterly reject those flavors since they are the taste of animal oppression, and embrace new uncorrupted flavors having nothing to do with meat or dairy.

It's like our brains are hard wired to seek out animal based products, and they are trying to trick their brain. Just a thought...

Posted by: LizLem at April 05, 2016 12:20 PM (hvf9s)


You're welcome.

Perhaps to make converting evil carnivores easier

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 12:27 PM (mEZce)

418 Rutherford? More like RutherFRAUD, know what I'm sayin'?

Posted by: Zombie James Blaine at April 05, 2016 12:27 PM (X6fMO)

419 The problem is, the people they are trying to scare don't think Trump
should be elected dogcatcher much less President (his supporters cannot
seem to grasp how polarizing Trump is).
======================

Good grief.

But kudos to Cruz, he did land the highly sought-for Lindsey Graham endorsement.

Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:28 PM (JBggj)

420 He was naked because he was the cabin boy. True story.

Posted by: wooga at April 05, 2016 12:28 PM (n5VsB)

421
Cruz didn't, and still got the Guild Navigator's endorsement, fwiw.


Dammit. I'm wrong. He got Graham's endorsement.


My bad. Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 12:22 PM (evdj2)
=====

A distinction without a difference?

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 05, 2016 12:28 PM (MIKMs)

422 Is this Y-not's or Ace's blog?

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 12:28 PM (KzD34)

423 Nice to know the gov can make money off of photos of my murdered corpse.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 12:28 PM (iQIUe)

424 Re: Damien
It's a tough ep
Vet is suicidal, asks Damien to photograph him as he kills himself to "bear witness"
Strangely on topic with post mortem photography

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 12:28 PM (nbrY/)

425 385 Because the last I heard, McConnell stated that he'd discuss Cruz's surrender terms after Ted "apologized" for his remarks.


Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:18 PM (JBggj)

As ace said in the last podcast, if Cruz actually gets elected, McConnell will not be in a position to dictate jack shit to him.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (u0lmX)

426 Karl Rove and "sources" are floating Ryan's name, chemjeff.

fxn.ws/1qsku66
bit.ly/1S3mfN4

Per the sidebar of a blog I read one time.
/s

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (xuouz)

427 Copley's a Boston icon.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:11 PM


Kinda square, really...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (bzd8I)

428 Is this Y-not's or Ace's blog?


Is it 2PM already?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (evdj2)

429
"Oh, please, stop with the land line nonsense. You think pollsters haven't adjusted to the fact that the overwhelming majority of people use cell phones now?

Tell me about how the polls are skewed. 'Cause that was a big thing we all believed in 2012 - right up until election night."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 12:21 PM (u0lmX)



From the latest Emerson College Poll Methodology:


" Next, survey data is weighted with a 3 point decrease in Conservative opinion and a 3 point increase in Liberal opinion to offset the bias in land line only telephone polls. "

Posted by: jwest at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (Zs4uk)

430 Such success that he is scheming ways to stack state
delegations (in states he lost) with delegates who will pledge contra
the votes of their constituents, all to pull within 300 votes of the
delegate leader, while working to cut a deal with party leadership in
the event of a contested nomination.



Democracy's dead anyway, right?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:25 PM (xuouz)

Cruz is not cutting any deals.

And despite your butthurt (and Trumps threats to sue), Cruz is playing by the rules. He is getting his delegates elected so that he wins once they are unbound. And I don't feel it is even unfair to do that when the delegate leader is still under 40% on average in the states that have decided so far (which means 60% on average do not support him).

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (3JA/M)

431 Has she bought him out and nobody told us?

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (KzD34)

432 I'm getting checks back from my student loans because I overpaid apparently. I've been paying for so long I suspect it's a joke

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (UjyB2)

433 On what planet does Cruz beat Hillary according to polls?

Aside from a Faux News poll showing him winning +3, every other poll taken in the past month shows Hillary winning.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 12:30 PM (0LHZx)

434 423 Nice to know the gov can make money off of photos of my murdered corpse.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 12:28 PM (iQIUe)
***
There's a reason they make us all get serial numbers, ya know....

Inventory, my dear boy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:30 PM (lutOX)

435 Which "delusional GOPe'er" is pushing Ryan?
Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:26 PM (+B4Qh)


"If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," said former House Speaker John Boehner, who exited the House shortly after teaming up with Ryan to give President Obama expanded trade powers. "I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee," Boehner said."

Breitbart News
https://tinyurl.com/hv4jk3v

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 12:30 PM (1D4Ef)

436 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 12:24 PM (1xUj/)


wiki


The painting is based on an attack that took place in Havana harbour in 1749. Brook Watson, then a 14-year-old cabin boy, lost his leg in the attack and was not rescued until the third attempt, which is the subject of the painting. Watson went on to become a Lord Mayor of London

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 12:30 PM (mEZce)

437 >>Kinda square, really...

Bazinga!

I used to live right around the corner.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:30 PM (/5Tau)

438 It's a dramatization of an actual attack on the man who would become lord mayor of london. See >58[/i[


Ah. Thank you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 12:30 PM (1xUj/)

439 A poll taken right now for the November election isn't designed to forecast a result.

It's designed to shape it.

Posted by: Witchdoktor at April 05, 2016 12:31 PM (PFy0L)

440 And I don't feel it is even unfair to do that when the delegate leader is still under 40% on average in the states that have decided so far (which means 60% on average do not support him).



What does it say when those 60% don't want your guy?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:31 PM (NsI03)

441 > Really curious what was in that helado truck. And what they were taking apart.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:15 PM (LA7Cm)

Did you notice the last few seconds, with Mike putting nails in the drillholes of the the "soaker hose?

That spikestrip will probably be used next week...

Posted by: just wait, you won't believe what happens next at April 05, 2016 12:31 PM (25+/B)

442 So I bought my tickets... England for one week and then Italy for three.

I used to love London. Will be interesting to spend some time there again after 20 years. I can't believe it's been that long.

My wife is from Palermo, hence Italy.

Gotta get over there so I'll be able to remember Europe as non-Muslim.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 12:31 PM (4ng05)

443 Damien still doesn't accept that he's the anti Christ, and rebels by trying to be a good guy, but his compassion ends up making him not stop a suicide.
Thought provoking.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 12:32 PM (nbrY/)

444 IMO the whole Ryan/Romney/Boehner names are being floated by Trumpites in order to scare people into giving Trump an absolute majority. But who actually in a position of power is saying "go Ryan"?
Posted by: chemjeff

ROMNEY floated his name. He said that he would accept the nomination.

BOEHNER was quoted as saying that if no one got 1237 then it should go to someone else.
The stuff said by trump supporters is being matched by stuff people are saying about the GOP.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:32 PM (326rv)

445 While swimming alone in Havana harbour, Cuba in 1749, the 14-year-old Watson was attacked by a shark. The shark attacked twice before Watson was rescued. The first time, the shark removed flesh from below the calf of Watson's right leg; the second time, it bit off his right foot at the ankle. Watson was rescued by his shipmates, but his leg had to be amputated below the knee. Watson recuperated in a Cuban hospital and recovered within three months.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 12:32 PM (mEZce)

446 And despite your butthurt (and Trumps threats to sue), Cruz is playing by the rules.

Way to keep it civil, redbanzai.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 12:32 PM (1D4Ef)

447 I gotchu, bander

On what planet does Cruz beat Hillary according to polls?
Aside from a Faux News poll showing him winning +3, every other poll taken in the past month shows Hillary winning.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 12:30 PM (0LHZx)

Kasich is the only one in those polls beating Hillary.

If they're such a good gauge of who should get the nomination I look forward to seeing ace, y-not, and krak/t jumping aboard the potato train aaaaaany day now.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:32 PM (xuouz)

448 427 Copley's a Boston icon.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:11 PM

Kinda square, really...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (bzd8I)
***
There was a Virginia girl who used to sing in the choir at Trinity, just across from the Public Library....I miss her...

Beantown holds so many memories.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:32 PM (lutOX)

449 WHO is "floating" Ryan's name?

-
http://tinyurl.com/gos9uzx

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 12:33 PM (Nwg0u)

450 >>So I bought my tickets... England for one week and then Italy for three.

Very cool!

Hope your plans do not include a visit to Sardinia....

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 12:33 PM (NOIQH)

451 ???

What no Tits?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 12:33 PM (V/InG)

452
WHO is "floating" Ryan's name?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:16 PM (+B4Qh)


I barely watch FOX news anymore yet every rtime I have for the last few weeks-

somebody makes mention of Paul Ryan as the candidate emerging from a Brokered Convention.

So, you know, talk to them.

This isn't redbanzai's or chemjeff's hysterical boosterism.

I voted for Cruz. I want Cruz.

But, weird wish casting doesn't make it so.


And frankly, if the choice is a straight up win for Trump or a Brokered Convention GOPe hack-

I'll take the straight up win for Trump.


If you think the GOPe will simply rollover and give up power, in their own playground where they set the rules, you haven't been following the events of the last several years.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 12:33 PM (0cMkb)

453 "Such success that he is scheming ways to stack state delegations (in states he lost) with delegates who will pledge contra the votes of their constituents, all to pull within 300 votes of the delegate leader, while working to cut a deal with party leadership in the event of a contested nomination."

--------

Very Christian and upstanding of him.

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 12:33 PM (KzD34)

454 Which "delusional GOPe'er" is pushing Ryan?
Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:26 PM (+B4Qh)

"If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," said former House Speaker John Boehner, who exited the House shortly after teaming up with Ryan to give President Obama expanded trade powers. "I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee," Boehner said."

How dare you use quotes and facts. This is a political spat.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:33 PM (326rv)

455 361 Watched Angel Heart on Netflix last night.
Soon-to-be-IPspouse has questioned her choice of mate now.
Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 12:12 PM (aQQbl)

==========
How many people did he murder?

Some one else killed the soldier.
He murdered Charlotte Rampling, her dad, fucked his own daughter and murdered her, too. There had to be more, no?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 12:34 PM (iQIUe)

456 Which "delusional GOPe'er" is pushing Ryan?


Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:26 PM (+B4Qh)


Heh... come to think of it, I cannot place one name. Even Romney was just failing to reject vociferously enough a theoretical nomination.


So I guess it is just hysterical Trump supporters and the press that likes to wind them up.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:34 PM (3JA/M)

457 WHO is "floating" Ryan's name?


Certain Turds always float to the top

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 12:34 PM (V/InG)

458 Watson recuperated in a Cuban hospital and recovered within three months.>>>

He was lucky to have gone to a Cuban doc in the 1740s He may not have survived today.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (tf9Ne)

459 "Did you notice the last few seconds, with Mike putting nails in the drillholes of the the "soaker hose?

That spikestrip will probably be used next week..."


Yep. And I suspect you are right.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (LA7Cm)

460 Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has resigned, the deputy chair of Icelands Progressive Party said Tuesday.

He has been the chairman of the Progressive Party since 2009.

You have got to love those Progressives.
Always worried the "little people" might get the best of them.

Posted by: Sandy Burger at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (e8kgV)

461 There was a Virginia girl who used to sing in the choir at Trinity, just across from the Public Library....I miss her...
Beantown holds so many memories.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:32 PM (lutOX)

I used to sing for the current choirmaster at Trinity. Haven't looked into joining. I don't live in the city anymore.

I'll remember you to the barback at Whiskey's next time I'm on Boylston.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)

462
Damien still doesn't accept that he's the anti Christ, and rebels by trying to be a good guy, but his compassion ends up making him not stop a suicide.


You would think the easiest thing to do to not embrace your destiny as the anti-Christ would be to commit suicide, but then there'd be no show.

Posted by: Zombie James Blaine at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (X6fMO)

463 If you think the GOPe will simply rollover and give up power, in their own playground where they set the rules, you haven't been following the events of the last several years.
Posted by: naturalfake

The rules clearly stated that the loser of the AK Senate primary shouldn't be allowed to retain committee seats and seniority.

But they did it.

But to point that out is "hysterical wishcasting".

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (326rv)

464 So I guess it is just hysterical Trump supporters and the press that likes to wind them up.
Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:34 PM (3JA/M)

>>>>>>>>426

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)

465 As ace said in the last podcast, if Cruz actually gets elected, McConnell will not be in a position to dictate jack shit to him.
============

No, it will be the Gang of 56 that discusses matters with the next Republican president.

One thing I'm hoping for is that IF a Republican president takes office in January, 2017, Congress will get off its collective ass and start behaving according to Madisonian principles. The Executive branch needs some trimming.

Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:36 PM (JBggj)

466 Did you notice that the Huffington Post and Salon seem to be SO plugged into the Koch Brothers ?

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at April 05, 2016 12:36 PM (e8kgV)

467 I'll remember you to the barback at Whiskey's next time I'm on Boylston.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)
***
Whiskey Nick's is still there??????

Go in and have a gin and bitters for me. Or, if you want her drink, have a brandy and soda....

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

468 Some one else killed the soldier.
He murdered Charlotte Rampling, her dad, fucked his own daughter and murdered her, too. There had to be more, no?



Was it Charlotte Rampling? I remember it being that woman who plays every New Orleans character and was the head of the Armenian mob in Ray Donovan.

(Looking things up is cheating).

I am late to this thread. Have we discussed Lisa Bonet's lovely, lovely breasts? Because I think that was the point of the movie.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 12:37 PM (1xUj/)

469 426
Karl Rove and "sources" are floating Ryan's name, chemjeff.



fxn.ws/1qsku66

bit.ly/1S3mfN4



Per the sidebar of a blog I read one time.

/s

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:29 PM (xuouz)

If you read the first link, Karl Rove did not say "Paul Ryan". He said "fresh face". I don't know what that means either. But he didn't say Ryan.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:37 PM (+B4Qh)

470 " Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has resigned, the deputy chair of Icelands Progressive Party said Tuesday."


Yeah, somebody got caught stashing cash off-shore in hidden accounts.

My, my, my.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:37 PM (LA7Cm)

471 And despite your butthurt (and Trumps threats to sue), Cruz is playing by the rules.



Way to keep it civil, redbanzai.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 12:32 PM (1D4Ef)

It is as civil as you get today, RM, and far more civil than you have been in the past to Cruz supporters.

I am not the one decrying someone for following the rules.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:37 PM (3JA/M)

472 What a stupid painting.

Where's the frikkin' laser on the frikkin' sharks head?!

Posted by: Dr. Evil at April 05, 2016 12:38 PM (H9MG5)

473 Well opening day about to kick off and for me to be dissapointed again by a pitcher from Japan. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 12:38 PM (V/InG)

474 You would think the easiest thing to do to not embrace your destiny as the anti-Christ would be to commit suicide, but then there'd be no show.
Posted by: Zombie James Blaine at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (X6fMO)

Spoiler Alert!!!!







He does!

But of course supernatural forces rescue him.

There is no easy way to escape destiny on a horror show.

Theologically speaking, if he were to ask Christ to redeem him, one would think that would work, right?

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 12:38 PM (nbrY/)

475 Kinda square, really...



Bazinga!



I used to live right around the corner.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:30 PM


That one was a little too easy, wasn't it?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2016 12:38 PM (bzd8I)

476 I'll remember you to the barback at Whiskey's next time I'm on Boylston.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)
***
I used to slip him a few bucks every time I'd take her there to play "Gumboots" from Paul Simon's "Graceland".

the chorus:

"you don't feel you could love me,
But I feel you could."

Boy, wasn't that the truth....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:39 PM (lutOX)

477 "As ace said in the last podcast, if Cruz actually gets elected, McConnell will not be in a position to dictate jack shit to him."

----------

You think McConnell will roll over for him like he did for Obama? Dream on.

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 12:39 PM (KzD34)

478 Got me chemjeff. You'll have to go with the Boehner quote from >>>454

Or you can continue pretending to yourself that TRUMPKINS have INVENTED THIS STORY OUT OF WHOLE CLOTH for shame.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:39 PM (xuouz)

479
Hope your plans do not include a visit to Sardinia....
Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 12:33 PM (NOIQH)

Nope. Not this time. Just Sicily. We go every couple of years to visit family. Though I'd love to see the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia again. The crap all over southern Italy with "immigrants" is as bad or worse than any other place in Europe. They're all going to have as much of a hard time coming to grips with their problems as we are our own immigrant problems. And every day that passes, that problem becomes more difficult to deal with.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 12:39 PM (4ng05)

480
I barely watch FOX news anymore yet every rtime I have for the last few weeks-



somebody makes mention of Paul Ryan as the candidate emerging from a Brokered Convention.


WHO?

So far we have John Boehner who wants Paul Ryan to be the nominee. That's it.

WHO are all these people whom people here keep claiming are pushing and pushing for Paul Ryan to be the candidate?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:39 PM (+B4Qh)

481 One thing I'm hoping for is that IF a Republican
president takes office in January, 2017, Congress will get off its
collective ass and start behaving according to Madisonian principles.
The Executive branch needs some trimming.


Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:36 PM (JBggj)

An outcome devoutly to be wished no matter who is President come next January.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:39 PM (3JA/M)

482 WHO are all these people whom people here keep claiming are pushing and pushing for Paul Ryan to be the candidate?


Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:39 PM (+B4Qh)


The press sure mentions it a lot.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:40 PM (3JA/M)

483 445
While swimming alone in Havana harbour, Cuba in 1749, the 14-year-old
Watson was attacked by a shark. The shark attacked twice before Watson
was rescued. The first time, the shark removed flesh from below the calf
of Watson's right leg; the second time, it bit off his right foot at
the ankle. Watson was rescued by his shipmates, but his leg had to be
amputated below the knee. Watson recuperated in a Cuban hospital and
recovered within three months.



Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 12:32 PM (mEZce)
see!!!! they have top notch healthcare!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 05, 2016 12:40 PM (0O7c5)

484 202 Oregon Muse in a hundred years all your book thread posts will be post-mortem oui?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 11:32 AM (K2aKX)


A lot sooner than that, I'll bet.

A hundred years from now, the entire internet is going to be post-mortem.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 12:40 PM (jfBVm)

485 Hey!

Watch This!

Posted by: Redneck Dude in the Water About 30 minutes and 7 Beers Ago at April 05, 2016 12:40 PM (nVQ5J)

486 Want to see a little more polling trickery?

For the Presidential Polling Initiative the following Methodology will be employed.

"First, all respondents who did not finish the survey is eliminated, then anyone who finished the survey in under 4 minutes is eliminated (based on 2 standard deviations and length of survey)."

So, if you are a committed voter who knows exactly how you're voting, you stand the chance that your polling results are thrown out because you answered the questions on the automated poll too fast. This would tend to accentuate the more undecided voters.

Eliminate the enthusiastic voters.



Posted by: jwest at April 05, 2016 12:40 PM (Zs4uk)

487 I'll remember you to the barback at Whiskey's next time I'm on Boylston.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)
***
And if The Pour House is still in business, Ms. Virginia always enjoyed their burgers......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:41 PM (lutOX)

488 Your candidate is a poser, has no shot against Hillary, and can't even get 50% of the delegates.

My candidate, however, is the last hope for the Republic, the only true rebuke to the Establishment, and is absolutely justified in doing what it takes to win on a 2nd or 3rd ballot.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 12:41 PM (W+w2W)

489 that is a depiction of a 14 yr old?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 05, 2016 12:41 PM (0O7c5)

490 I forgot my rule about cj

Anyway, I'm gonna try working. Only for 45 minutes, though.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:41 PM (xuouz)

491 is he a refugee?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 05, 2016 12:41 PM (0O7c5)

492 Was it Charlotte Rampling? I remember it being that woman who plays every New Orleans character and was the head of the Armenian mob in Ray Donovan.

(Looking things up is cheating).

I am late to this thread. Have we discussed Lisa Bonet's lovely, lovely breasts? Because I think that was the point of the movie.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 12:37 PM (1xUj/)

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

Definitely Charlotte Rampling and definitely not in Ray Donovan. Saw her playing Ann Boleyn in a 1970 flix. She was absolutely stunning.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 12:41 PM (iQIUe)

493
Speaking of shark attacks, there are two good books on the 1916 shark attacks on the Jersey shore: Michael Capuzzo's 2002 Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 and Richard Fernicola's 2001 Twelve Days of Terror: A Definitive Investigation of the 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks:

http://goo.gl/E4sJvn

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 12:42 PM (X6fMO)

494 >>There was a Virginia girl who used to sing in the choir at Trinity, just across from the Public Library....I miss her...

>>Beantown holds so many memories.

Fun fact. The Hancock Tower (Singleton also painted Hancock and the painting is also at the MFA) which is right across the street from Trinity Church was angled so that it would never cast a shadow on Trinity Church.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:42 PM (/5Tau)

495 "My candidate, however, is the last hope for the Republic, the only true rebuke to the Establishment, and is absolutely justified in doing what it takes to win on a 2nd or 3rd ballot."



I'm voting for that guy!

Who is he?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:42 PM (LA7Cm)

496 And if The Pour House is still in business, Ms. Virginia always enjoyed their burgers......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:41 PM (lutOX)

It is. Whiskey Nick's I believe is not. Now it's Whiskey's down towards the Pru. Was Solara around when you were there? Were you living right in back bay?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:42 PM (xuouz)

497 Was that at the National Gallery in DC? I have half a sense of having seen it but I can't be sure.

It may have been on loan but it's home is the MFA in Boston along with a butt load of other Copley paintings.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:25 PM (/5Tau)


There are three versions of this painting. The first one Copley painted is the one in the National Gallery. Copley then made a copy for his own collection; that is the one at the MFA. I've seen both of them. There is a third, smaller painting of the same subject that is very similar but not a copy, and I don't know where that one is on display.

Posted by: HTL at April 05, 2016 12:43 PM (PI8Vq)

498 The Hancock Tower (Singleton also painted Hancock and the painting is also at the MFA) which is right across the street from Trinity Church was angled so that it would never cast a shadow on Trinity Church.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:42 PM (/5Tau)

This I did not know! Cool.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:43 PM (xuouz)

499
Or you can continue pretending to yourself that TRUMPKINS have INVENTED THIS STORY OUT OF WHOLE CLOTH for shame.



I think a couple of people have floated a very speculative idea about Paul Ryan being the nominee.


And I think the Trumpkins have blown that up way out of proportion into ZOMG THE ESTABLISHMENT IS GOING TO HIJACK THE CONVENTION AND INSTALL PAUL RYAN AS DICTATOR because it is to their advantage to scare Cruz voters into giving Trump an absolute majority.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:43 PM (+B4Qh)

500 There had to be more, no?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 12:34 PM (iQIUe)


Toots Sweet got the strait razor.
And yes Bander, I had forgotten myself how lovely they were..

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 12:43 PM (aQQbl)

501 "One thing I'm hoping for is that IF a Republican president takes office in January, 2017, Congress will get off its collective ass and start behaving according to Madisonian principles. The Executive branch needs some trimming."

--------

So it will be gridlock and executive orders. On the other hand, there are already too many laws.

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 12:43 PM (KzD34)

502 Fun fact. The Hancock Tower (Singleton also painted Hancock and the painting is also at the MFA) which is right across the street from Trinity Church was angled so that it would never cast a shadow on Trinity Church.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:42 PM (/5Tau)
***
Never cast a shadow there, perhaps, but sure as hell cast more than a few sheets of glass on pedestrians when it was built.

I always navigated by that Jetsons' style landmark when boozed-up and on foot.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:43 PM (lutOX)

503
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:41 PM (xuouz)


Gok?

You know 'why'. That is all that matters.

Poo flingers need an audience to appreciate their art.

Have a productive day and check back later.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 12:44 PM (nVQ5J)

504 The press sure mentions it a lot.


Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:40 PM (3JA/M)

Wait, so you mean the press wants a divided and fractured conservative movement so that they can install their gal Hillary into power? No way!

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:44 PM (+B4Qh)

505 >>...angled so that it would never cast a shadow on Trinity Church.


That's great.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (NOIQH)

506 I should cue up Desperate Hours tonight. Hell, make it an all Mickey Rourke week?

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (aQQbl)

507 I've seen quite a few examples of those.

There's something deeply sad and sweet in some of them.

But, Lord, what a thing....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (lutOX)


I'll be 60 years old in a couple of months, and nothing creeps me out any more -- except 4-5 years ago when I discovered post-mortem photograph collections on teh interwebz.

Seriously creepy.

And in some, seeing the looks of grief and anguish on the faces of the parents as they posed, holding their dead children in their arms one last time is heart-rending.

Which is why I stopped looking at Victorian post-mortem photographs.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (jfBVm)

508 441 > Really curious what was in that helado truck. And what they were taking apart.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:15 PM (LA7Cm)

Did you notice the last few seconds, with Mike putting nails in the drillholes of the the "soaker hose?

That spikestrip will probably be used next week...
Posted by: just wait, you won't believe what happens next at April 05, 2016 12:31 PM (25+/B)

Probably. Also...Chuck McGill is a total dick.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (0mRoj)

509 I think a couple of people have floated a very speculative idea about Paul Ryan being the nominee.


And I think the Trumpkins have blown that up way out of proportion into ZOMG THE ESTABLISHMENT IS GOING TO HIJACK THE CONVENTION AND INSTALL PAUL RYAN AS DICTATOR because it is to their advantage to scare Cruz voters into giving Trump an absolute majority.

Posted by: chemjeff


So now we're up to a 'couple' of people when 10 seconds ago you had no idea.

And the all caps, Jeff. Do stop. It makes you look like an idiot.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 05, 2016 12:46 PM (A/3fN)

510 Today on "As the World Burns":

the role of 'AmishDude' will be played by 'chemjeff'

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 12:46 PM (nVQ5J)

511 Fun fact. The Hancock Tower (Singleton also painted Hancock and the painting is also at the MFA) which is right across the street from Trinity Church was angled so that it would never cast a shadow on Trinity Church.


Other fun fact. It was built 60 stories tall just to spite the 52 story Prudential Tower. (Dad worked for the Pru. You could see into Fenway from the observation tower).

And of course when it was first built they hadn't figured out how to keep the windows from popping out and becoming lethal sheets of wind borne death.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 12:46 PM (1xUj/)

512 "Also...Chuck McGill is a total dick. "

Seriously getting to not like him but, but, I think Jimmy fixed his boat last night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:47 PM (LA7Cm)

513 It is. Whiskey Nick's I believe is not. Now it's Whiskey's down towards the Pru. Was Solara around when you were there? Were you living right in back bay?
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:42 PM (xuouz)
***
Bet it's the same place, with a different name....

Solara rings a bell, but I've been in Texas so long, I might have it mixed up.

Is Atlantic Seafood still there? Some of my best memories are from the back bay, but I lived in Brighton most of the time. In those days, it was Little Moscow.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:47 PM (lutOX)

514 #493, MP4, thank you for your inadvertent, but very welcome, book thread recommendations.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 12:47 PM (jfBVm)

515 Photoshop Dragon-Thing in that painting and it sells for 7 figures.

Posted by: jsg at April 05, 2016 12:47 PM (gs8be)

516 "WHO are all these people whom people here keep claiming are pushing and pushing for Paul Ryan to be the candidate?"

-------

You know, that guy who said he wouldn't take the Speakership and he did. He's got form.

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 12:48 PM (KzD34)

517 Top Iranian general: Iran preparing for all-out war with the US

America wont do a damn thing to stop Iranian advances, Revolutionary Guards commander boasts.

NO doubt with Fredo in the White House and Horse Face being in charge of negotiations? LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 12:48 PM (V/InG)

518 On the topic of Sharks, I know I've mentioned this before, there is a great website/social media "follow"...OCEARCH.org. Go to the website or "friend" them, and you can track sharks all over the world. The sharks are tagged, some have been for years. I keep an eye on "Katherine" and "Mary Lee", two Great Whites that have cruised past "my" beach in recent years.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 05, 2016 12:48 PM (2cS/G)

519 I think this post just disappeared from the home page.

Posted by: johnd01 at April 05, 2016 12:48 PM (ukNFU)

520 >>And of course when it was first built they hadn't figured out how to
keep the windows from popping out and becoming lethal sheets of wind
borne death.


We really need to get an intern reading AoSHQ for story ideas!!

First radioactive wild boars of Fukushima, now this...

Posted by: SyFy Channel Development Director at April 05, 2016 12:48 PM (NOIQH)

521 Shelter in place, Hordelings.

This thread no longer exists.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 12:49 PM (1xUj/)

522 Attention COBS

Someone done fucked up the front page.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 05, 2016 12:49 PM (A/3fN)

523 Ha. All I ask for is the identity of the people pushing Ryan, and I'm called a "poo-flinger" and troll.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:49 PM (+B4Qh)

524 512 "Also...Chuck McGill is a total dick. "

Seriously getting to not like him but, but, I think Jimmy fixed his boat last night.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:47 PM (LA7Cm)

Looks that way, but we'll see how that plays out.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 12:49 PM (0mRoj)

525 "I think this post just disappeared from the home page."


I believe you are correct. We no longer exist.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:49 PM (LA7Cm)

526 Also...Chuck McGill is a total dick.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (0mRoj)

Haven't watched yesterday's ep yet, but I have said the same since season 1

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 12:50 PM (nbrY/)

527 Some of my best memories are from the back bay, but I lived in Brighton most of the time. In those days, it was Little Moscow.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:47 PM (lutOX)

It's still Little Moscow, in that it's full of university students.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:50 PM (xuouz)

528 Oregon Muse Strikes Again

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 12:50 PM (nVQ5J)

529
One thing I'm hoping for is that IF a Republican
president takes office in January, 2017, Congress will get off its
collective ass and start behaving according to Madisonian principles.
The Executive branch needs some trimming.



Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 12:36 PM (JBggj)




An outcome devoutly to be wished no matter who is President come next January.
Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:39 PM (3JA/M)
Except, the minute a Dem gets back in the White House, the worthless fuckers will go back to being supine whores. Because "comity."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 12:51 PM (X6fMO)

530
What happened to this thread?

Posted by: Ed Anger at April 05, 2016 12:51 PM (RcpcZ)

531 >>Never cast a shadow there, perhaps, but sure as hell cast more than a few sheets of glass on pedestrians when it was built.

Yea, that has to gone down in the annals as one of the biggest construction oppses ever. Not often you see giant sheets of glass raining down at random on the unsuspecting gawkers.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:51 PM (/5Tau)

532 In those days, it was Little Moscow.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:47 PM (lutOX)
***
Miss Virginia was sort of afriad of the neighborhood I lived in - she lived in the back bay, herself.

But I loved my Russian neighbors, and I recall the look of shock on her face when a superannuated Russian woman with steel teeth saw me on the street, called out my name, and crossed against traffic to hug me and kiss my face before telling Ms. Virginia how nice and handsome I was, and how her granddaughters would be jealous to see her with me.

Russians - friendliest people in the world, but you'd never know it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:51 PM (lutOX)

533 ...and we're back!!

Posted by: johnd01 at April 05, 2016 12:51 PM (ukNFU)

534 525 "I think this post just disappeared from the home page."


I believe you are correct. We no longer exist.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:49 PM (LA7Cm)

Did we ever truly exist?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 12:51 PM (0mRoj)

535 And in some, seeing the looks of grief and anguish on the faces of the parents as they posed, holding their dead children in their arms one last time is heart-rending.

Which is why I stopped looking at Victorian post-mortem photographs.



The circus sideshow photos are pretty cool though.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:51 PM (NsI03)

536 Now it's back.

*wipes brow*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (LA7Cm)

537 Although I was rooting for UNC, Congrats to all Wildcat Fans..Good game last night, Great Finish

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (V/InG)

538 Sorry about that folks.

Doing some cleaning up and I changed the date on this one.

You may proceed as normal.....

[yes, I am a retard]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (Zu3d9)

539 I'll be 60 years old in a couple of months, and nothing creeps me out any more -- except 4-5 years ago when I discovered post-mortem photograph collections on teh interwebz.

Seriously creepy.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (jfBVm)


Everything you wrote there applies to me as well. I think that there must have been a website that we were both reading back in the day that pushed a link to a collection of those photos. I followed it, was very disturbed, and now make it a point never to wind up anyplace like that ever again.

Posted by: HTL at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (PI8Vq)

540 Um, Oregon Muse, have you been at the edit button again?

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (nbrY/)

541 >> NO doubt with Fredo in the White House and Horse Face
>> being in charge of negotiations? LMAO

Can we have a Presidential candidate promise to investigate the current POS and his minions as possible agents of a foreign state?

Pretty please?

'Cause the evidence is getting pretty overwhelming.

Posted by: JEM at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (o+SC1)

542 You know, that guy who said he wouldn't take the Speakership and he did. He's got form.

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 12:48 PM (KzD34)

As I explained above, last time, everyone else was pushing and demanding that Ryan become speaker. This time around, all that anyone can find is one quote from Boehner, who is not even in Congress now. The only people seriously "pushing" Ryan are the Trumpkins who are playing on people's fears of ESTABLISHMENT SABOTAGE at the convention.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (+B4Qh)

543 Did we ever truly exist?


Commento ergo sum.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (1xUj/)

544 West Point Color Guard at Yankee Stadium

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (V/InG)

545 It's still Little Moscow, in that it's full of university students.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:50 PM (xuouz)
In my day, it was real Russians, refugees from the evil and recent arrivals.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (lutOX)

546
I refreshed the main page and this thread was missing. Poof! Gone.

Now it's back again. Must be our 1980s Soviet Bloc software.

Posted by: Ed Anger at April 05, 2016 12:53 PM (RcpcZ)

547 526 Also...Chuck McGill is a total dick.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (0mRoj)

Haven't watched yesterday's ep yet, but I have said the same since season 1
Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 12:50 PM (nbrY/)

Yep. At first he just seemed to be a neurotic head case, then turned out to be a real asshole.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 12:53 PM (0mRoj)

548 Never mind, I see it is CBD' s turn

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 12:53 PM (nbrY/)

549 >> [yes, I am a retard]

And here I thought you were just making sure we were awake and not yet drunk.

Posted by: JEM at April 05, 2016 12:53 PM (o+SC1)

550 ...everyone else was pushing and demanding that Ryan become speaker.


"Everyone?"

Posted by: Witchdoktor at April 05, 2016 12:53 PM (PFy0L)

551 Trumpkins? Is that what paranoid people see when they are off their meds?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 12:53 PM (V/InG)

552 It was CBD playing with the time machine that Ace totally doesn't have.

Posted by: johnd01 at April 05, 2016 12:53 PM (ukNFU)

553
Top Iranian general: Iran preparing for all-out war with the US

America wont do a damn thing to stop Iranian advances, Revolutionary Guards commander boasts.


Then it doesn't sound like much of a war, does it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 12:54 PM (FkBIv)

554 >> "Also...Chuck McGill is a total dick. "
> Seriously getting to not like him but, but, I think Jimmy fixed his boat last night.

Incorrect address on a petition? Whatever could go wrong with that!?

I wasn't sure: Did Jimmy keep the originals, or toss them?

Posted by: just wait, you won't believe what happens next at April 05, 2016 12:54 PM (25+/B)

555 Oregon Muse Strikes Again
Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 12:50 PM (nVQ5J)

----

Better than Fenelon.

We'd ALL be dead.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 05, 2016 12:54 PM (8XRCm)

556 539 I'll be 60 years old in a couple of months, and nothing creeps me out any more -- except 4-5 years ago when I discovered post-mortem photograph collections on teh interwebz.

Seriously creepy.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (jfBVm)

Do not let it get you down. I did and it was hell to talk myself out of.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 12:54 PM (4ng05)

557 Beautiful day in NYC except for the cold

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 12:54 PM (V/InG)

558 >> Now it's back again. Must be our 1980s Soviet Bloc
>> software.

We've never gone away, in fact we're fully internationalized now.

Though we're now headquartered in the British Virgin Islands.

Posted by: Lysenko Software, LLC at April 05, 2016 12:55 PM (o+SC1)

559 There's a heavy breather on my conference call.
Mute is your friend, buddy!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 12:55 PM (NOIQH)

560 changed the date

Yeah, CBD.

And I am sure that said "date change" didn't involve "1.2 gigawatts" or traveling at 66 mph, either.


Now we are ALL going to be chased by time wraiths all day. Which TOTALLY ruins my lunch plans.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 12:55 PM (nVQ5J)

561 Way to keep it civil, redbanzai.

====

Starbellies gotta starbelly

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 12:55 PM (3ZtZW)

562 And of course when it was first built they hadn't figured out how to

keep the windows from popping out and becoming lethal sheets of wind

borne death.

Turns out there was a flaw in the glass panes and they all had to be replaced.
It was fun seeing a 60 story building which appeared to be made out of plywood for a year and a half.
So then Building 19, a local warehouse wholesaler, had the bright idea to buy all the defective panes from the insurance company and sell them to people for coffee tables, remodeling projects, etc. Sold them all.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 05, 2016 12:56 PM (YFFpo)

563 America wont do a damn thing to stop Iranian advances, Revolutionary Guards commander boasts.

----

Listen up you Towel Head Persian Versions.

"Obama" wont do a damn thing to stop Iranian advances.

Dont get too complacent. He aint gonna be around much longer.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 05, 2016 12:56 PM (8XRCm)

564 I've seen quite a few examples of those.

There's something deeply sad and sweet in some of them.

But, Lord, what a thing....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 11:31 AM (lutOX)

I'll
be 60 years old in a couple of months, and nothing creeps me out any
more -- except 4-5 years ago when I discovered post-mortem photograph
collections on teh interwebz.

Seriously creepy.

And in
some, seeing the looks of grief and anguish on the faces of the parents
as they posed, holding their dead children in their arms one last time
is heart-rending.

Which is why I stopped looking at Victorian post-mortem photographs.


Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (jfBVm)

The thing is, death wasn't something that was far away and handled by professionals back then. Upwards of 50% of children died before they could reach the age of 5 and when they died, it was their mothers who washed and dressed them and they were laid out in the parlor not a funeral home.

Add to that, the advent of advent photography and the fact that death photos might be the only photo a parent had of their deceased loved one and you get... Momento Mori.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:56 PM (3JA/M)

565 539 I'll be 60 years old in a couple of months, and nothing creeps me out any more -- except 4-5 years ago when I discovered post-mortem photograph collections on teh interwebz.

Seriously creepy.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 12:45 PM (jfBVm)

Everything you wrote there applies to me as well. I think that there must have been a website that we were both reading back in the day that pushed a link to a collection of those photos. I followed it, was very disturbed, and now make it a point never to wind up anyplace like that ever again.

Posted by: HTL at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (PI8Vq)


No the worst website I have ever seen was in a ONT link a few months back, featuring photos of murder victims taken by their murderers right before they were killed. One was of a little boy who was gagged and you could see the fear in his eyes.

I couldn't get those doomed faces out of my mind for days. I was a little mad at Maet for linking to that site.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 12:56 PM (u0lmX)

566 *remove one advent above

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:57 PM (3JA/M)

567 Before I go, my favorite memory of Boston.

'96 or so it must have been.....

She scooped the hat off my head and ran among the cherry trees on Commonwealth just by the Public Gardens, and filled it with the petals from the cherry trees, which swirled around us like the snows of but a few weeks before.

She dumped the petals on my head, put the hat on hers, smiled, and we kissed in the brisk dusk of early Spring.

You're only young once, but once is enough.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:57 PM (lutOX)

568 In my day, it was real Russians, refugees from the evil and recent arrivals.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 12:52 PM (lutOX)

There's still a sizeable Russian population in Brighton. I've heard Russian on the street and there are the grocery stores and the dance studios.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 12:57 PM (xuouz)

569 #493, MP4, thank you for your inadvertent, but very welcome, book thread recommendations.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 12:47 PM (jfBVm)
No problem, OM, glad I could help. I read both books a few years ago, and have a vague recollection that Close to Shore is better, but I really can't remember. If you're going to mention them on Sunday, the best bet would be to throw both up.And for the curious, here's the wiki entry on the attacks:https://goo.gl/DBbS3i

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 12:57 PM (X6fMO)

570
Commento ergo sum.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Of course you are my bright little star,
I've miles
And miles
Of files
Pretty files of your forefather's fruit
and now to suit our
great computer,
You're magnetic ink.

Posted by: Establishment at April 05, 2016 12:57 PM (FkBIv)

571 Last night, Sean Hannity once again decided to believe in Trump over his own lying eyes. This election is delineating the "Party over Principles" crowd from the hard C conservatives like no other. [krak/t]

Oh boy.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 05, 2016 12:57 PM (huFcq)

572 Top Iranian general: Iran preparing for all-out war with the US

America wont do a damn thing to stop Iranian advances, Revolutionary Guards commander boasts.

Then it doesn't sound like much of a war, does it?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 12:54 PM (FkBIv)

Looks like another payoff from SCOAMT is on the way - delivered by Kerr - probably another apology followed by some ass kissing about how great Iran is thrown in for good measure.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 12:57 PM (4ng05)

573 560 changed the date

Yeah, CBD.

And I am sure that said "date change" didn't involve "1.2 gigawatts" or traveling at 66 mph, either.


Now we are ALL going to be chased by time wraiths all day. Which TOTALLY ruins my lunch plans.


Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 12:55 PM (nVQ5J)


Wibbly wobbly Timey Whimey Stuff?

Posted by: Dr. Who? at April 05, 2016 12:58 PM (qf6WZ)

574 No the worst website I have ever seen was in a ONT link a few months back, featuring photos of murder victims taken by their murderers right before they were killed. One was of a little boy who was gagged and you could see the fear in his eyes.

I couldn't get those doomed faces out of my mind for days. I was a little mad at Maet for linking to that site.
Posted by: Donna and V.



You win the interwebs for today.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:59 PM (NsI03)

575 Time traveling Ninjas?

Posted by: The Librarian at April 05, 2016 12:59 PM (qf6WZ)

576 570
Commento ergo sum.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Of course you are my bright little star,
I've miles
And miles
Of files
Pretty files of your forefather's fruit
and now to suit our
great computer,
You're magnetic ink.
Posted by: Establishment at April 05, 2016 12:57 PM (FkBIv)

That really creeped me out the first time I heard it.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 12:59 PM (0mRoj)

577 >>Some of my best memories are from the back bay, but I lived in Brighton most of the time. In those days, it was Little Moscow.

I did two different tours of duty in the Back Bay. Back in the bad old days it was a ton of fun but not quite as hoity toity. It was not uncommon at all to see local sports stars hanging out in the bars along Newbury, they weren't as remote back then. And they could do some drinking. Dennis Eckersley and Derek Sanderson could party.

I was living there for the second time up until a couple years ago and it definitely had gone up scale. Jonathan Papelbon was an in-season neighbor and Tom frigging Brady lived down the block but neither was the hang out type. Too busy managing their investments.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 12:59 PM (/5Tau)

578 Schrodingers Shark

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 01:00 PM (mEZce)

579 months back, featuring photos of murder victims taken by their murderers right before they were killed. One was of a little boy who was gagged and you could see the fear in his eyes.

I couldn't get those doomed faces out of my mind for days. I was a little mad at Maet for linking to that site.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 12:56 PM (u0lmX)


Yikes. Glad I missed that one.

Posted by: HTL at April 05, 2016 01:00 PM (PI8Vq)

580 Priebus has completely lost his marbles:

"If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee."

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 01:00 PM (KzD34)

581 But I loved my Russian neighbors, and I recall the look of shock on her
face when a superannuated Russian woman with steel teeth saw me on the
street, called out my name, and crossed against traffic to hug me and
kiss my face before telling Ms. Virginia how nice and handsome I was,
and how her granddaughters would be jealous to see her with me.
======================

I think it was the Hedricks Smith book that included an anecdote where there was a private showing of "Dr. Zhivago" in Moscow (during the Brezhnev era) and the Russian members of the audience were asked for their impressions. They enjoyed the movie, they said, but the railroad scene when Zhivago's fiancee arrives at the station to a rather subdued welcome by her family was not very Russian. At all. She would have been crushed by relatives with lots of hugging and kissing.

Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 01:01 PM (JBggj)

582 After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:01 PM (sdxPm)

583 >> Dont get too complacent. He aint gonna be around much
>> longer.

True, but he can do vast harm between now and then.

And what do we get next?

On the Democrat side it's a felon whose fingerprints are all over the current administration's Iran policy or a clueless Sandinista-wannabe.

Save us Obi-Wan Cruz, you're our only hope.

Posted by: JEM at April 05, 2016 01:02 PM (o+SC1)

584 My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Commento ergo sum.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 01:02 PM (Nwg0u)

585 580
Priebus has completely lost his marbles:


"If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee."

Posted by: Decaf



Masks flying off everywhere.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 01:02 PM (nVQ5J)

586 Basketball sucks azz.

Posted by: Chris M at April 05, 2016 01:02 PM (k3w9p)

587 Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 12:59 PM (NsI03

Is this for real? Jesus, murder porn.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:03 PM (sdxPm)

588 One was of a little boy who was gagged and you could see the fear in his eyes.

I couldn't get those doomed faces out of my mind for days. I was a little mad at Maet for linking to that site.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 12:56 PM (u0lmX)

============
If that is what I think it was, it is from a long time ago. They found a Polaroid in a parking lot of a boy and a girl but bound and gagged in the back of the van. They never found the kids. And yes, it has haunted me to this day.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:03 PM (iQIUe)

589 Dont get too complacent. He aint gonna be around much
>> longer.

True, but he can do vast harm between now and then.

And what do we get next?

On the Democrat side it's a felon whose fingerprints are all over the current administration's Iran policy or a clueless Sandinista-wannabe.

Save us Obi-Wan Cruz, you're our only hope.

Posted by: JEM at April 05, 2016 01:02 PM (o+SC1)

And some people here are more interested in making masturbatory intellectual talking points than actually concentrating on beating the dems in November. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 01:03 PM (V/InG)

590 Posted by: Establishment at April 05, 2016 12:57 PM (FkBIv)


That's an interesting link.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:03 PM (1xUj/)

591 477 "As ace said in the last podcast, if Cruz actually gets elected, McConnell will not be in a position to dictate jack shit to him."

----------

You think McConnell will roll over for him like he did for Obama? Dream on.
Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 12:39 PM (KzD34)

____

Every RINO will suddenly realize that hey what do you know, congress does NOT have to give the president everything he wants after all.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 01:04 PM (0LHZx)

592 528 Oregon Muse Strikes Again

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 12:50 PM (nVQ5J)


Ha! No, 'twern't me this time. I blame Bush...and CBD.

But mostly CBD....

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 01:04 PM (jfBVm)

593 As you guys are reminiscing about Boston, I'm listening to the Red Sox radio broadcast. Tons of Boston accents and ads for Boston landmark restaurants/bars. Makes me almost wish I was there, but not quite, not with the weather. *Note: For $29.99, you can get audio for virtually all MLB games streaming. MLB Gameday Audio. It's well worth it if you live far away from your "home" team.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 05, 2016 01:04 PM (2cS/G)

594 "As I explained above, last time, everyone else was pushing and demanding that Ryan become speaker. This time around, all that anyone can find is one quote from Boehner, who is not even in Congress now. The only people seriously "pushing" Ryan are the Trumpkins who are playing on people's fears of ESTABLISHMENT SABOTAGE at the convention."

Chemjeff, there was a storm of opposition yet he still took the job.

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 01:05 PM (KzD34)

595 I was walking on comm ave in Brighton in spring 2010, across from the Evergreen cemetery by the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. There was a very, very elderly couple coming towards me and the old man had his cane out flat in front of him so his wife could support herself on it. Just as I passed them she reached out her hand and ran it through the white flowers that were just beginning to bloom on the trees that hung down over the sidewalk.

I called my girlfriend right then and there and told her what I saw. I took her another year to realize she didn't want to hear what I was telling her. It took me six.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 01:05 PM (xuouz)

596 >>Basketball sucks azz.


Damn. Looks like I picked the wrong sport.

Posted by: Michael Sam at April 05, 2016 01:06 PM (TnP/y)

597 You want sick there was a guy executed in Wash State who kidnapped, raped, torture, & murdered a young boy. He documented it all in photos which he put in one of those small photo albums with descriptions of what he was doing to the kid. He hung the kid in a closet to slowly strangle. At least they guy waived all federal appeals and told everyone he deserved to be executed.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:06 PM (iQIUe)

598
After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?


How your candidate was a gutless pussy who handed the election to Hillary.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 01:06 PM (X6fMO)

599 Priebus has completely lost his marbles:


"If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee."

Posted by: Decaf


Masks flying off everywhere.
Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 01:02 PM (nVQ5J)

Pinched Penis is a modern metaphor for the Republican Party.

Remember Michael Steele, how he was so roundly vilified as poorly running the RNC? Here, you have Priebus presiding over the evisceration of the party and the eRepubs love him. Most people would know enough to hide their pets around that no-load.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 01:06 PM (4ng05)

600 I called my girlfriend right then and there and told her what I saw. I took her another year to realize she didn't want to hear what I was telling her. It took me six.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 01:05 PM (xuouz)
****
Heart-breakingly beautiful.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 01:07 PM (lutOX)

601
Westley Allen Dodd

https://goo.gl/eKOLZx

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:08 PM (iQIUe)

602 550
...everyone else was pushing and demanding that Ryan become speaker.





"Everyone?"

Posted by: Witchdoktor at April 05, 2016 12:53 PM (PFy0L)

Okay, no, not literally "everyone", but there was a very large number of people who were actually begging Ryan to become speaker, unlike now.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 01:08 PM (+B4Qh)

603 "This election is delineating the "Party over Principles" crowd from the hard C conservatives like no other. "

I don't understand. Trump isn't a conservative. Trump isn't the "Party over Principles" guy either. I'm thinking you mean Hannity is going with the populist. If so I agree with you.

Posted by: huh? at April 05, 2016 01:09 PM (I0sxh)

604 You're not from Brighton.

Posted by: Fat Boy Slim at April 05, 2016 01:09 PM (k3w9p)

605 Ha! No, 'twern't me this time. I blame Bush...and CBD.
But mostly CBD....


Yes CBD apologized for the time vortex that he absolutely did not throw us into and subsequently pull us out of, just to showcase his COB time machine(that doesn't exist) skills.







Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 01:09 PM (nVQ5J)

606
He hung the kid in a closet to slowly strangle. At least they guy waived all federal appeals and told everyone he deserved to be executed.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


He's probably still alive.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:10 PM (FkBIv)

607 Democrqtic Presidential canididate Bernie Sanders said on Monday that if Israel wanted to have a positive relationship with the United States, it would have to improve its relationship with the Palestinians.


Yeah? How about you go fuck yourself commie

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 01:10 PM (V/InG)

608 582 After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:01 PM (sdxPm)


Well..... after the contested Republican convention in 1860, they chose a dark horse candidate... Abe Lincoln...

Abe was a political neophyte... and thus chose Washington insiders for his Staff, and Cabinet.

This divided Cabinet not only set the stage for Armed conflict with the South... but very well may have instigated it by trying to reinforce Ft. Sumter, which broke a prior agreement with the Southern Forces in the area....

Which led to the greatest bloodletting in US History.

So based on history after contested conventions... (of which apparently there have been 10 Republican contested Cons)....

We have about a 10% chance of living in REALLY interesting times...

Posted by: Don Q at April 05, 2016 01:11 PM (qf6WZ)

609 Repost from last week, but on point:

Karl Rove, official spokesman for the GOPe, now declares that the GOP needs a fresh face to be the nominee. Hmmm. Who could that be?

Here are some Known Unknowns:

Will Cruz fight Trump all the way to Cleveland even though Cruz must know that he'll never be the nominee? For if he does, Cruz will have blown his political career. He'll get re-elected to the Senate, where he'll be ostracized by one and all. If he runs for President again he'll be another Rick Santorum. Among the Trumpbots, Cruz will get the blame.

Can Trump find his lost mojo back and get back on track to reaching 1,237? Nearly everyone in politics is gunning for him and he's had self-inflicted wounds. Expect he'll get creamed in WI, but recover in NY. Will that be enough?

How low will the GOPe go to stop Trump? Personally I suspect that Romney instigated the War on Wives. YMMV. Expect them to "cheat" in delegate selection process. They can also outspend Trump by a lot, and already have.

Who wins the Comey primary? My money's been on Biden for a long time.

If Trump is losing in Cleveland, will he be allowed to influence who is the nominee, or will he get shut out entirely?

If Trump loses will he actively support the Republican nominee? Stranger things have happened. He could if the GOPe doesn't screw it up, because should want to promote his brand.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:11 PM (r1fLd)

610 Every RINO will suddenly realize that hey what do
you know, congress does NOT have to give the president everything he
wants after all.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 01:04 PM (0LHZx)

yep......every f'n one of them......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 05, 2016 01:11 PM (0O7c5)

611
You want sick there was a guy executed in Wash State who kidnapped, raped, torture, murdered a young boy. He documented it all in photos which he put in one of those small photo albums with descriptions of what he was doing to the kid.

The "Moors Murderers," Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, while taking pornographic photos of one of their victims, Pauline Reade, also audiotaped whatever they were doing toher, with the poor girl begging to be let go while Hindley yells at her to be quiet and, occasionally, tells the girl ominously to "put it in." And all the while, Christmas music plays in the background.

The photos have never, to my knowledge, ever been released, nor has the audiotape, though, as I understand, to this day the Metropolitan Police play the tape to their trainee officers as a way of hardening them to human brutality.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 01:12 PM (X6fMO)

612 "I called my girlfriend right then and there and told her what I saw. I took her another year to realize she didn't want to hear what I was telling her. It took me six."

--------

I must be dense but I am not sure what you mean.

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 01:12 PM (KzD34)

613 582 After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:01 PM (sdxPm)
--------------------------------------------
Probably the great 2016 Cleveland Indians team. Pretty safe guess.

Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 01:12 PM (/m8T6)

614 Pigs are flying. Hilldog on The View: Of Course You Can Be a Feminist and Be Pro-Life

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 01:13 PM (Nwg0u)

615 Priebus has completely lost his marbles:


"If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee."

Posted by: Decaf

Fuck that guy in particular

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 05, 2016 01:13 PM (i0ykY)

616 I don't understand. Trump isn't a conservative. Trump isn't the "Party over Principles" guy either. I'm thinking you mean Hannity is going with the populist. If so I agree with you.
Posted by: huh? at April 05, 2016 01:09 PM (I0sxh)

I don't think it matters that Trump isn't conservative. He's not a politician. And while voting Trump may be a risk, Clinton for president would be more than a risk. She's a know quantity of evil.

But if somebody besides Cruz or Trump are selected in the convention, best case, I won't vote. If Ryan or Kasich are selected, I'll vote for Clinton as an obamacare death panel vote for putting the country out of its misery fast so we can start over quicker.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 01:13 PM (4ng05)

617
Dodd attempted to abduct boy from movie theater. Too many people watching and he lets kid go. BF of the mother of kid goes looking in direction Dodd fled. Sees a man with a broken down car. Offers to help him, puts him in a headlock, and drags him back to the theater.

Great boyfriend!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westley_Allan_Dodd

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:13 PM (iQIUe)

618 Okay, no, not literally "everyone", but there was a very large number of people who were actually begging Ryan to become speaker, unlike now.


Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 01:08 PM (+B4Qh)


I would say there were a lot of pundits and inside the beltway people pushing for Ryan as speaker....

Not so much out in flyover country...

You know... the same pundits and inside Washington people who are no on the anyone but Trump bandwagon?

Posted by: Don Q at April 05, 2016 01:13 PM (qf6WZ)

619
Who wins the Comey primary?

Hillary will sweep that one.
Do you honestly thing anything will come out of that other than vindication?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:13 PM (FkBIv)

620 After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?

---

Ace's review of Marvel's Civil War.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 05, 2016 01:13 PM (KUaJL)

621
He's probably still alive.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:10 PM (FkBIv)
==========
Nah, fortunately they hung him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:14 PM (iQIUe)

622 >>you guys are reminiscing about Boston, I'm listening to the Red Sox radio broadcast. Tons of Boston accents and ads for Boston landmark restaurants/bars. Makes me almost wish I was there, but not quite, not with the weather.

Took off from Providence an hour and half late last night because of the snow. Missed my connection in Atlanta and spent the night in a no tell motel that probably had seen it's fair share of murders. Sitting in the Delta lounge until my new flight at 20 pm.

I'm getting closer and closer to junking it all for a place in the Keys. Farking snow.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 01:15 PM (/5Tau)

623
Nah, fortunately they hung him.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


That must have been a long time ago.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:16 PM (FkBIv)

624 Chicago teachers who are demanding more money for completely failing at their jobs have adopted a slogan: Black Lives Matter.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 01:17 PM (Nwg0u)

625 Priebus has completely lost his marbles:


"If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee."


Posted by: Decaf


Fuck that guy in particular

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead



The head of the RNC parrots Hillary fkn Clinton "don't fall in love, fall in line" , and yet it is a mystery why conservatives just don't give a fcuk who the candidate is anymore.

He gives the GOP nightmares ?

Good enough.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 01:17 PM (nVQ5J)

626 After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?
>>>

What type of grass is highest in protein and how to cook rats?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 05, 2016 01:17 PM (tf9Ne)

627
It took me six.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 01:05 PM (xuouz)
----------------------
Wait, that was in 2010. Your realization is fairly fresh.

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 01:17 PM (pC96u)

628 601
Westley Allen Dodd

https://goo.gl/eKOLZx
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:08 PM (iQIUe)


To see how evil a person can be it's hard to beat the the transcript of David Parker Ray's audiotape that he would play for his victims.



Hello there, bitch. Are you comfortable right now? I doubt it. Wrists and ankles chained. Gagged. Probably blind folded. You are disoriented and scared, too, I would imagine. Perfectly normal, under the circumstances. For a little while, at least, you need to get your shit together and listen to this tape.


and much worse


http://tinyurl.com/gpzha6y

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 01:18 PM (mEZce)

629 The Shark has a gay mustache.

Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:18 PM (TnP/y)

630 After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:01 PM (sdxPm)


The way things are going? President Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 05, 2016 01:19 PM (0IhFx)

631 I must be dense but I am not sure what you mean.
Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 01:12 PM (KzD34)

Fit blonde girls will fuck your head up, holmes.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 01:19 PM (xuouz)

632 Okay, no, not literally "everyone", but there was a very large number of people who were actually begging Ryan to become speaker, unlike now.

Name some.

Do you recall that the election was postponed when McCarthy flamed out? Do you recall that the Freedom Caucus wouldn't support McCarthy at all, which was a factor in his dropping out? Do you recall Ryan holding that closed door meeting where he dropped his demands before he'd deign to run? Do you recall that even at that, he had to woo the Freedom Caucus and agree to give them a seat at the table before he'd get their endorsement?

He is a compromise candidate at best. There was no mass of Representatives begging him to run.

Posted by: Witchdoktor at April 05, 2016 01:19 PM (PFy0L)

633 Most recent WI poll shows Trump winning, although it may be an outlier. Other WI polls have been narrowing.

So Trump may not get blown out, the way many expected.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:20 PM (r1fLd)

634 The way things are going? President Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 05, 2016 01:19 PM (0IhFx)

Cooking with Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 01:20 PM (4ng05)

635 "I must be dense but I am not sure what you mean."

That she broke up after a year and it took him 6 to get over her?

eg she didn't want to grow old with him?

Posted by: huh? at April 05, 2016 01:20 PM (HSAmh)

636 Pigs are flying. Hilldog on The View: Of Course You Can Be a Feminist and Be Pro-Life

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 01:13 PM (Nwg0u)


That's going to really piss off the abortion groupie feministas, which is funny since most of the world uses abortion for the specific purpose of getting rid of girls.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:21 PM (zc3Db)

637 https://t.co/0pnBRKAUJa

Trump keeps expanding the map, as he promised: if he's the nominee, Mississippi is a toss-up.

I'm going to predict that West Virginia will be to Trump what Minnesota was to Mondale.

Posted by: Alabi at April 05, 2016 01:21 PM (89I+i)

638
Who wins the Comey primary?

Hillary will sweep that one.
Do you honestly thing anything will come out of that other than vindication?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:13 PM (FkBIv)
-----------------------

Remember: ValJar and the O's have opaque, labyrinthine minds.

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 01:21 PM (pC96u)

639 "Who wins the Comey primary?

Hillary will sweep that one.
Do you honestly thing anything will come out of that other than vindication? "


---------

She's in the clear, it's all just failure theater like everything about the government.

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 01:22 PM (KzD34)

640 Abe was a political neophyte... and thus chose Washington insiders for his Staff, and Cabinet.
=================

Uhhh ... no.

They were mainly powerful political opponents - Salmon Chase of Ohio, William Seward from NY, Simon Cameron from Pennsylvania (Thaddeus Stevens was reproached by the House for calling Cameron a thief who would be willing to steal a kitchen stove. Stevens replied "I didn't say he'd steal a red-hot stove"), Gideon Welles was a former Dem from CT.

The closest to the DC "fixer" type was Montgomery Blair, whose Old Man (Lincoln' s go-to guy for getting out of political problems... "Send for Bla'ar"). Blair's brother Frank was given a brigadier general's stars. Turned out to be a pretty good soldier, too.

Lincoln's secretaries were both native Illinoisans, both known to him from his time as a lawyer.

Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 01:22 PM (JBggj)

641 Most recent WI poll shows Trump winning, although it may be an outlier. Other WI polls have been narrowing.
So Trump may not get blown out, the way many expected.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:20 PM (r1fLd)

It's a flawed poll, +10 Trump with a tiny sample size. On the other hand it's an open primary. I expect Cruz to win but don't think Trump pulling it out by a point or two is out of the realm of possibility.

Did anyone see the update about MO's vote totals last night? Is that delegate count (Trump 25, Cruz 15) new? Or is that old news that became final last night?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 01:22 PM (xuouz)

642 Sorry, I was wrong. I meant Leslie Anne Downey as the poor girl, though Reade was a victim of Brady and Hindley.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 01:22 PM (X6fMO)

643 Okay, no, not literally "everyone", but there was a very large number of people who were actually begging Ryan to become speaker, unlike now.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 05, 2016 01:08 PM (+B4Qh)


LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:22 PM (zc3Db)

644 I'm getting closer and closer to junking it all for a place in the Keys. Farking snow.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 01:15 PM


I hear ya. I'm about done with winter for the year.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2016 01:22 PM (bzd8I)

645 Fit blonde girls will fuck your head up, holmes.


I have no idea what you're talki...

*looks at a recent six year stretch of life*


Oh. That.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:23 PM (1xUj/)

646 606
He hung the kid in a closet to slowly strangle. At least they guy waived all federal appeals and told everyone he deserved to be executed.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

He's probably still alive.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:10 PM (FkBIv)


You're probably right. He could leading a simple but idealic life on Fiji selling fish to laughing tourists.

BUT, he also could be dead.

Posted by: Soona at April 05, 2016 01:23 PM (Fmupd)

647 Baseball started?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 01:23 PM (0LHZx)

648 "of getting rid of girls."

In the US Planed Parenthood gets rid of blacks. If black-lives-mattered they would burn down every PP shop they could get to.

Posted by: huh? at April 05, 2016 01:24 PM (I0sxh)

649 WooHoo! Travis Shaw gets a base knock. Suck it, Panda, you fat load.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 05, 2016 01:25 PM (2cS/G)

650 I get major outrage and bad bad thoughts in my head when I read about and see the dog eating shit going on in China.
I don't even want to go near the murder stuff about people.
This ISIS stuff with their sadism makes me want to be very very bad things to them all.
Guess I'm pretty screwed up.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:25 PM (sdxPm)

651 >>Baseball started?

Yep. Sunday night.

Got the Yankee game on, right now.


Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:26 PM (TnP/y)

652 "I must be dense but I am not sure what you mean."

That she broke up after a year and it took him 6 to get over her?

eg she didn't want to grow old with him?

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Thanks, and I'm sorry.

Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 01:26 PM (KzD34)

653 That must have been a long time ago.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:16 PM (FkBIv)


1993. Wiki says that was the first hanging in the U.S. since 1965.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 01:27 PM (jfBVm)

654 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 01:18 PM (mEZce)

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Ugh. He had all these accomplices, including his own daughter, who are now free.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:27 PM (iQIUe)

655 650+ comments and not a single "Thar she blows!" or "He's got a bad case of Moby Dick!"

I swear, I don't know you people any more.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 01:27 PM (NeFrd)

656 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:21 PM (zc3Db)
Sounds like a little textbook Clinton triangulating there. Coached by Billy Jeff no doubt.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:27 PM (sdxPm)

657 651 >>Baseball started?
Yep. Sunday night.
Got the Yankee game on, right now.
Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:26 PM (TnP/y)


Has Cleveland been eliminated from the playoffs yet?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 01:28 PM (jfBVm)

658 "But as Ace would say, you can't argue with the polls. They're settled science."

Hillary continues to lose ground against Bernie, who should win WI and then make NY at least close. There is no enthusiasm for Hillary. If denied, Bernie's supporters are more likely to stay home in November than Trump's, if he's also denied. Hillary's negatives can be driven up more in the general, which will further depress her turnout.

The forward polls for the general probably rely on turnout assumptions that will prove way wrong. I say probably because I haven't seen the detail.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:28 PM (r1fLd)

659 629
The Shark has a gay mustache.



The chair is against the wall.

Posted by: Mortimer - Radio Free America at April 05, 2016 01:28 PM (nVQ5J)

660 651 >>Baseball started?
Yep. Sunday night.
Got the Yankee game on, right now.
Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:26 PM (TnP/y)


Also, garrett, wth happened to that awesome French hash you had yesterday?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 01:29 PM (jfBVm)

661 >>Has Cleveland been eliminated from the playoffs yet?

The Tribe might surprise you this year.

But the Browns were mathematically eliminated last week.

Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:29 PM (TnP/y)

662 Also, garrett, wth happened to that awesome French hash you had yesterday?

Did he have (leBig) ?

Because I am coveting that hash.

Posted by: Mortimer - Radio Free America at April 05, 2016 01:30 PM (nVQ5J)

663 **Sniff**

leBig is le History.

Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:30 PM (TnP/y)

664 Donald Trump is a loser.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 05, 2016 01:30 PM (U6f54)

665 If denied, Bernie's supporters are more likely to stay home in November than Trump's,

Yeah I wish, but I doubt it. They are like lemmings, and will follow the crowd and vote for any "D"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 01:30 PM (V/InG)

666 test

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:31 PM (1xUj/)

667 I swear, I don't know you people any more.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 01:27 PM (NeFrd)

There she blows! The famed White Whalemus Whaledoon! You can alway tell 'er by 'er distinctive cry: "I swear I don't knowwwwwww you people any mooooooooore"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 01:31 PM (xuouz)

668 The "Moors Murderers," Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, while taking pornographic photos of one of their victims, Pauline Reade, also audiotaped whatever they were doing toher, with the poor girl begging to be let go while Hindley yells at her to be quiet and, occasionally, tells the girl ominously to "put it in." And all the while, Christmas music plays in the background.

The photos have never, to my knowledge, ever been released, nor has the audiotape, though, as I understand, to this day the Metropolitan Police play the tape to their trainee officers as a way of hardening them to human brutality.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 01:12 PM (X6fMO)

===========
The brits were all set to parole Myra but there was an uproar. This even after she attempted to escape once.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:31 PM (iQIUe)

669 Weird. I just had a completely normal post flagged as spam.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:31 PM (1xUj/)

670 shyning shit is here? Any people say you can't shine a turd?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 01:31 PM (V/InG)

671 >>Baseball started?
>Yep. Sunday night.
>Got the Yankee game on, right now.

The Cubs are undefeated!

This is The YEAR, I tell ya. All the way!1!!

Posted by: cubbies take it all the way! at April 05, 2016 01:32 PM (25+/B)

672 Did he have (leBig) ?
Because I am coveting that hash.
Posted by: Mortimer - Radio Free America at April 05, 2016 01:30 PM (nVQ5J)


I know, right? I just would like to know who garrett had to blow to get that hash?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 01:32 PM (jfBVm)

673 Feel good story. Thug tries to mug 13 year old for phone, is hit by train.

http://tinyurl.com/h43ghqa

Unfortunately, only minor injuries.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 01:32 PM (Nwg0u)

674 Good little moron worth screed right here, talking about the current state of the military AND society:

https://tinyurl.com/hyg9mxs

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 01:32 PM (4ng05)

675 " "Thar she blows!" or "He's got a bad case of Moby Dick!"



Where you been? The poop deck?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 01:32 PM (LA7Cm)

676 Baseball started?
Yep. Sunday night.
Got the Yankee game on, right now.
Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:26 PM (TnP/y)

Has Cleveland been eliminated from the playoffs yet?



#twoweeks ago.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 01:33 PM (NsI03)

677 663 **Sniff**

leBig is le History.
Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:30 PM (TnP/y)

---

Sad news indeed.

Now you have tits and pussy, yes?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 05, 2016 01:33 PM (rlfds)

678 666 test

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:31 PM (1xUj/)
You know, this post is just begging for a witty quip... Any ideas?

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:34 PM (sdxPm)

679 The Cubs put a hurting on the Halos, last night.

Not quite what the Dodgers did to the Padres, but Arieta (sp?) was pretty much un-hittable.


Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:34 PM (TnP/y)

680 The Shark has a gay mustache.


Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:18 PM


And now, all I can think of is Bruce the gay shark from Family Guy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2016 01:34 PM (bzd8I)

681
There is no enthusiasm for Hillary.

But there is enthusiasm for free stuff and the shutting down of dissenting opinion.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:34 PM (FkBIv)

682 " Thug tries to mug 13 year old for phone, is hit by train. "



I needed a laugh. Thanks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 01:35 PM (LA7Cm)

683 >>Now you have tits and pussy, yes?


Well, that's just natural fallout from advertising as leBig for a couple of days.

Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:35 PM (TnP/y)

684 Submitted without comment.

Disgraced former CBS News anchor Dan Rather - who was forced out of CBS in 2006 for his bogus report on George W. Bush and the Texas Air National Guard - had a warning last night for Ted Cruz ahead of the Wisconsin primary today.

He said, "This is a very important vote tomorrow and Trump has not lost it." Rather than cautioned Cruz and his supporters, "Don't taunt the alligator until after you cross the creek."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 01:35 PM (Nwg0u)

685 678 666 test

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:31 PM (1xUj/)
You know, this post is just begging for a witty quip... Any ideas?
Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:34 PM (sdxPm)

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It's not a test.

Posted by: Teh JEF, Satan's half-witted stepchild at April 05, 2016 01:36 PM (rlfds)

686 "They are like lemmings, and will follow the crowd and vote for any "D""

You should talk to 20-somethings. They really dislike Hillary. A lot of Bernie's support is Anybody But Hillary.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:36 PM (r1fLd)

687
In archaeology they can take satellite photos, run them thru a computer and pick up soil distrubances several feet underground and id them as settlements. Why cant they do this to locate the graves in the moors?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:37 PM (iQIUe)

688 "Don't taunt the alligator until after you cross the creek."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 01:35 PM


I thought it was "Don't taunt Happy Fun Alex." Get with he right frequency, Kenneth.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2016 01:37 PM (bzd8I)

689 Someone needs to tell Ace that we and our uproariously witty comments aren't getting any younger.

Posted by: Soona at April 05, 2016 01:37 PM (Fmupd)

690 C'mon Tribe!

Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 01:37 PM (/m8T6)

691 Oh screw it. I had a perfectly poignant life story and Pixy insists it's spam.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:37 PM (1xUj/)

692
You should talk to 20-somethings. They really dislike Hillary. A lot of Bernie's support is Anybody But Hillary.
Posted by: Ignoramus


For whom will they vote if Bernie's not on the ballot?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:38 PM (FkBIv)

693 BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Here is a really classy old bewbs painting
https://twitter.com/Loricatus_Lupus/status/715486720490221573

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 01:38 PM (nbrY/)

694 You should talk to 20-somethings. They really dislike Hillary. A lot of Bernie's support is Anybody But Hillary.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:36 PM (r1fLd)

I know, but in the end they will fall in line like the good little commies they are

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 01:38 PM (V/InG)

695 >>Why cant they do this to locate the graves in the moors?


I think it has a lot to do with vegetation and moisture content in/of the soils.
My only experience, and it is pretty limited, is with ground penetrating radar in the desert though.

Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:39 PM (TnP/y)

696 687
In archaeology they can take satellite photos, run them thru a computer and pick up soil distrubances several feet underground and id them as settlements. Why cant they do this to locate the graves in the moors?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!
______________

They've tried this same technique to locate an original thought inside our Low Information President's head, thus far unsuccessfully.

Posted by: Furious George at April 05, 2016 01:40 PM (3GAnN)

697



For whom will they vote if Bernie's not on the ballot?



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:38 PM (FkBIv)

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Hillary.

Posted by: Alabi at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (89I+i)

698 Why dont they do dna testing of indians in nova scotia and see if they have any viking blood? Seriously, it doesnt matter if the vikings were in north america if they all died off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (iQIUe)

699 "https://twitter.com/Loricatus_Lupus/status/715486720490221573"



Oh boy.

Don't open that sucker at work.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (LA7Cm)

700 It is as civil as you get today, RM, and far more civil than you have been in the past to Cruz supporters.
I am not the one decrying someone for following the rules.
Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 12:37 PM (3JA/M)



I'm not the one that you were calling butthurt. You said it to Ghost of kari, because he pointed out that voters won't like delegate shenanigans, and that needing these delegate shenanigans is not a sign of success. That's not butthurt, that's analysis.

Do you realize you are hurting Cruz with your behavior? But I guess you just can't help yourself.

BTW, I don't have anything against Cruz supporters. He's the second most reasonable choice if you don't trust Trump.

Now go make some cookies.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (uURQL)

701 693 Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 01:38 PM (nbrY/)
-------------------------------------------

Arrrrgggghhhhh!

Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (/m8T6)

702 666 test

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:31 PM (1xUj/)
You know, this post is just begging for a witty quip... Any ideas?

-
Would you like a bite of apple?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (Nwg0u)

703 689 Someone needs to tell Ace that we and our uproariously witty comments aren't getting any younger.



Hey Ace! We suck ass and we stink. On ice!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (NsI03)

704 They've tried this same technique to locate an original thought inside our Low Information President's head, thus far unsuccessfully.
Posted by: Furious George at April 05, 2016 01:40 PM (3GAnN)

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Heh.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (rlfds)

705


There is no enthusiasm for Hillary.


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Doesn't matter, there's plenty of enthusiasm against Trump.

Posted by: Alabi at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (89I+i)

706
Good little moron worth screed right here, talking about the current state of the military AND society:


https://tinyurl.com/hyg9mxsPosted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 01:32 PM (4ng05)
President Poppins would make that man Secretary of Defense and tell him to start taking no prisoners.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 01:42 PM (X6fMO)

707 You have heard of the Hammerhead Shark but that is the very rare Ball Peen Hammerhead Shark.

Posted by: JB1000 at April 05, 2016 01:42 PM (16OL0)

708 Don't open that sucker at work.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (LA7Cm)

Oops! Sorry.
Yep NSFW

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 01:42 PM (nbrY/)

709 And the Yankees go up by 2!

Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:42 PM (TnP/y)

710 I know, but in the end they will fall in line like the good little commies they are
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 01:38 PM (V/InG)

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This is my demographic, and you're exactly right. They'd much prefer Bernie to Hillary, but when push comes to shove, if on the other end of the ballot is Trump (who everyone knows is an evil racist bigot) or Cruz (who everyone knows is a crazy jesus-freak who hates gays and wants to put women back in the kitchen), they'll shake their heads and vote for Hillary because she's the "only sane" one left.

I hate people my age.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 05, 2016 01:42 PM (KUaJL)

711 Bitching about how the GOP needs to block every single action taken by President Sanders in order to save the Republic, but refuses to do so?
_________________________________________________________

582 After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?



Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:01 PM (sdxPm)

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Posted by: Pyrocles at April 05, 2016 01:42 PM (fVOPU)

712 Now go make some cookies.
Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (uURQL)

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This should be interesting, in a Gallagher sorta way...

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 05, 2016 01:42 PM (rlfds)

713 Boston - Cleveland, 0-0 after 2 innings. David Price has 4 K's.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 05, 2016 01:43 PM (2cS/G)

714 "For whom will they vote if Bernie's not on the ballot? "

No one. Which is half-a-vote for the R, effectively.

Young people's voting is particularly driven by passion.

Many young women don't know the full extent of Bill's personal War on Women and Hillary's enablement. Nor do they know about Hillary's laughing about getting a vicious rapist off on a technicality

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:43 PM (r1fLd)

715 Here is a really classy old bewbs painting
https://twitter.com/Loricatus_Lupus/status/715486720490221573--------votermom


That is a good painting of Hillary.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 05, 2016 01:43 PM (0x/TW)

716
I think it has a lot to do with vegetation and moisture content in/of the soils.
My only experience, and it is pretty limited, is with ground penetrating radar in the desert though.
Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 01:39 PM (TnP/y)

=========
They just used it to find a viking settlement in Nova Scotia. Peat buildings covered with peat. So...

Technology keeps advancing. I was shocked the first time I heard of ground penetrating equipment. Then there is simply taking aerial photos that will show you quite a bit. I do know that on time team when they show the ground penetrating photos, its mostly gobbly gook to me. Everything looks like an archaeological find, but sadly not.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:44 PM (iQIUe)

717 Why dont they do dna testing of indians in nova scotia and see if they have any viking blood?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 01:41 PM (iQIUe)


Because then they'd lose their casino licenses and be kicked off of the reservations.



Yeah ... yeah ... I know they're Canadian Indians, but just pretend, for the sake of the joke.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:44 PM (zc3Db)

718 650+ comments and not a single "Thar she blows!" or "He's got a bad case of Moby Dick!"

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IDK if anyone remarked on the multicultural [IOW token black guy] aspect of the crew either

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 01:44 PM (3ZtZW)

719 Yeah I wish, but I doubt it. They are like lemmings, and will follow the crowd and vote for any "D"
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 01:30 PM (V/InG)

______

Yep. All those PUMAs from 2008 ended up voting for Obama. Bernie sycophants will fall in line and vote Hillary as well.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 01:44 PM (0LHZx)

720 On Election Night in November, I'm taking the points ... regardless of who's running or the spread. And mark me down for the under on the turnout.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 01:45 PM (W+w2W)

721 Many young women don't know the full extent of Bill's personal War on Women and Hillary's enablement. Nor do they know about Hillary's laughing about getting a vicious rapist off on a technicality
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:43 PM (r1fLd)

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And who will tell them about it? The MSM? The GOP?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 01:45 PM (0LHZx)

722 Ian Tuttle over at NR is being a dickwaffle again. "Moral rot at the heart of the alt right" - in which he states iffy-ish beliefs held by several somebodies Milo has cited and jumps immediately to talking about 1488 Neonazis with a "see! continuity!" Well, there may be some estranged continuity, but you didn't actually demonstrate it, you berk . No matter. Trump hence Breitbart hence Milo hence Milo's deep field hence A MIRACLE NeoNazi. OMG TRUMPHITLER ZOMGWTF.

It comes, of course, packaged with an apologia regarding all the things "conservatives" as defined by Ian Tuttle have totes put up the good fight against all these years. Totes.

Posted by: Sporkatus at April 05, 2016 01:46 PM (HtLSE)

723 Weird. I just had a completely normal post flagged as spam.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


*****

I think I may see your problem there.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 01:46 PM (NeFrd)

724
Yep. All those PUMAs from 2008 ended up voting for Obama. Bernie sycophants will fall in line and vote Hillary as well.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 01:44 PM (0LHZx)

A lot did.
Some did vote for Palin (yep, not for McCain)
Some stayed home

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 01:46 PM (nbrY/)

725 "And who will tell them about it? The MSM? The GOP?"

Trump. He fights.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:46 PM (r1fLd)

726 Seriously, it doesnt matter if the vikings were in north america if they all died off.

They didn't die off as they didn't settle permanently, but their presence was important.

Norse commerce with the New World was known in southern Europe. In 1311 the Vatican appointed a Bishop Henrik bishop of Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland, meaning that the New World was known.

The Vinland Map of ca. 1420 is in all likelihood legitimate.

It's important in debunking the Columbus sailing into the unknown myth.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:46 PM (1xUj/)

727 Here is a really classy old bewbs painting
https://twitter.com/Loricatus_Lupus/status/715486720490221573
Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 01:38 PM (nbrY/)


Yeesh. And then scroll down, below that one, there's one of some nekkid young ladies with Pink Floyd album art painted on their backs. Weird. And mildly NSFW.

Also, I think that guy used to comment here. That 'myiqx2u' handle looks familiar.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 01:47 PM (jfBVm)

728 Mookie Betts two run homer puts Sox up over Tribe.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:47 PM (1xUj/)

729 Posted by: huh? at April 05, 2016 01:09 PM (I0sxh)

That was from the sidebar.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 05, 2016 01:47 PM (huFcq)

730 Mookie!!!

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 05, 2016 01:47 PM (2cS/G)

731 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 01:44 PM (0LHZx)

I would love to get an estimate by the Horde of what they think is the % of the electorate they think is Conservative. Oh, and maybe an argument over what their view of Conservative is, exactly.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:47 PM (sdxPm)

732 This is good. You'll love this: Mark Steyn at his best:

https://tinyurl.com/j7hujo9

Few people can truly do this - change people's minds. But he does.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 01:48 PM (4ng05)

733 Damn, I just HAD to look.

Posted by: Blano at April 05, 2016 01:48 PM (uiVGU)

734 Did the shark eat Ace?

Posted by: donna at April 05, 2016 01:49 PM (O2RFr)

735 It's important in debunking the Columbus sailing into the unknown myth.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2016 01:46 PM (1xUj/)


The Vikings having landed in the far north have little to do with Columbus' having sailed into the heart of the Atlantic. He was definitely sailing into the unknown. He hoped ... but that was about it. Even Columbus didn't think there was any land between Spain and India.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:49 PM (zc3Db)

736 And who will tell them about it? The MSM? The GOP?

-
Can't do that. Wouldn't be prudent.

- GOPe

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 01:49 PM (Nwg0u)

737 Also, I think that guy used to comment here. That 'myiqx2u' handle looks familiar.


Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 01:47 PM (jfBVm)

He does post here occasionally. He owns the blog I hang out at the most.
Crayfisher.WordPress.com
We call him Klown since he usually uses a clown gravatar. Funny and sarcastic.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 01:49 PM (nbrY/)

738 I would love to get an estimate by the Horde of what they think is the % of the electorate they think is Conservative. Oh, and maybe an argument over what their view of Conservative is, exactly.
Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:47 PM (sdxPm)

____

That's just it. Ask 100 people for the definition of conservative" and you'll get 25 different definitions. Which makes it impossible to say what % of the electorate is conservative.

Liberal on the other hand is easy. Govt solves all our problems, the end. And that group is getting close to 50%.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 01:50 PM (0LHZx)

739 Yeomama?

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=65116

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 05, 2016 01:50 PM (rlfds)

740 "Damn, I just HAD to look."


Your vision should be back a couple of minutes. The effect is only temporary.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 01:50 PM (LA7Cm)

741
You have heard of the Hammerhead Shark but that is the very rare Ball Peen Hammerhead Shark.

Posted by: JB1000 at April 05, 2016 01:42 PM (16OL0)
__________________________

Yeah,, I ran into one of those at a Trump rally....

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 01:51 PM (HSmrB)

742 Why cant they do this to locate the graves in the moors?


****


I believe that should be 'moops'.

Posted by: George Costanza at April 05, 2016 01:51 PM (NeFrd)

743 That 'myiqx2u' handle looks familiar.


Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 01:47 PM (jfBVm)


He was a hotair commenter. He's okay, usually.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:51 PM (zc3Db)

744 580 Priebus has completely lost his marbles:
"If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee."
Posted by: Decaf at April 05, 2016 01:00 PM (KzD34)



Nothing about eating cake?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 05, 2016 01:53 PM (oKE6c)

745 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:51 PM (zc3Db)

Trying to parse the handle.... I get " my IQ times 2 you" . Does that scan right? Hmmmm...

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:53 PM (sdxPm)

746 "If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee."


Nothing wins hearts and minds like a great big "Oh yeah, well fcuk you!"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 01:54 PM (LA7Cm)

747
Yeah,, I ran into one of those at a Trump rally....
Posted by: Michelle Fields


An armistice has been declared.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 05, 2016 01:55 PM (FkBIv)

748 Here is a really classy old bewbs painting
https://twitter.com/Loricatus_Lupus/status/715486720490221573

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 01:38 PM (nbrY/)


And then, shortly after this photograph was taken, this woman died when she got into a game of ultimate frisbee and accidentally beat herself to death.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 05, 2016 01:55 PM (jfBVm)

749 Trying to parse the handle.... I get " my IQ times 2 you" . Does that scan right? Hmmmm...

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:53 PM (sdxPm)


I think he just mistyped. I think it is normally myiq2xu.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:56 PM (zc3Db)

750
"If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee."
_____________________

At least you get the option to sit down,,, All I get is thrown down...

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 01:56 PM (HSmrB)

751 742 Why cant they do this to locate the graves in the moors?


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


Fuck the moors. Let's find the graves outside Searchlight, NV.

Posted by: Soona at April 05, 2016 01:57 PM (Fmupd)

752 >>If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee."


Aaaand then the voters* are choosing the president.

(* Yeah, voter fraud and MSM boosterism aside)

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 01:57 PM (NOIQH)

753
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:56 PM (zc3Db)

Aaah.. makes more sense. It's a humility thing then.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:57 PM (sdxPm)

754 I'm rooting for the shark. This painting is a cautionary tale about skinny dipping.

Posted by: bour3 at April 05, 2016 01:57 PM (Dy3th)

755 Nothing about eating cake?

The cake is a lie.

Posted by: GLaDOS at April 05, 2016 01:58 PM (evdj2)

756 Fuck the moors. Let's find the graves outside Searchlight, NV.

Posted by: Soona at April 05, 2016 01:57 PM (Fmupd)


Then we can go to Gary Indiana..

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 01:58 PM (aQQbl)

757 Yeah,, I ran into one of those at a Trump rally....

Posted by: Michelle Fields



An armistice has been declared.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.




'A Farewell to Arms' ?

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 01:58 PM (nVQ5J)

758 Fuck the moors.


Is she hot? I have standards.

Posted by: Othello at April 05, 2016 01:58 PM (1xUj/)

759 "Oh, and maybe an argument over what their view of Conservative is, exactly."

We could go on for days. I think the old model is dead, which is why the GOP is in disarray.

Paul Ryan politics of free trade and Chamber of Commerce doesn't have popular support. Big Business is aligned with elements of Big Gov and increasingly with the Cultural Left, and doesn't give a rat's ass about the general public.

SoCons are worried about getting driven from the public square and don't have the juice for things like Pro-Life.

NeoCons failed with Iraq, compounded by the mistakes of Obama/Hillary -- hence our isolationist bent. Energy Indpendence is a game changer.

"Consitutional Conservatism" is irrelevant to this.

Trumpism is filling the void -- some kind of populist nationalism.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 01:59 PM (r1fLd)

760 we're ALL Kaboom Kids, now.

Posted by: Time at April 05, 2016 01:59 PM (TnP/y)

761 Aaah.. makes more sense. It's a humility thing then.

Posted by: kraken at April 05, 2016 01:57 PM (sdxPm)


I respect his spunk. "If I am not for me ...."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 01:59 PM (zc3Db)

762 Fuck the moors.
!?!?!

Posted by: Iago at April 05, 2016 01:59 PM (HtLSE)

763 I have standards.

Posted by: Othello at April 05, 2016 01:58 PM (1xUj/)


We all used to say that... then the HQ happened.

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 01:59 PM (aQQbl)

764 They didn't die off as they didn't settle permanently, but their presence was important.

Norse commerce with the New World was known in southern Europe. In 1311 the Vatican appointed a Bishop Henrik bishop of Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland, meaning that the New World was known.

The Vinland Map of ca. 1420 is in all likelihood legitimate.

It's important in debunking the Columbus sailing into the unknown myth.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

When one considers that Vikings raided Ireland, and that Columbus visited Galway, where my Navigatio was stored, things become a wee bit more clear.

Posted by: St. Brendan the Navigator at April 05, 2016 01:59 PM (326rv)

765 'A Farewell to Arms' ?
Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 01:58 PM (nVQ5J)


AoS: Quality Snark.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 05, 2016 02:00 PM (uURQL)

766 732 This is good. You'll love this: Mark Steyn at his best:

https://tinyurl.com/j7hujo9

Few people can truly do this - change people's minds. But he does.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 01:48 PM (4ng05)

==============
Schama is so full of shite.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 02:00 PM (iQIUe)

767 You think you're scared. You're not the one who has to walk back alone!

Posted by: Just the Punchline at April 05, 2016 02:00 PM (evdj2)

768 Posted by: Ignoramus

>>>>


Nice analysis.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 02:00 PM (nVQ5J)

769 >>>After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?<<<

When you fillet a hobo, is it bad form to utilize the "asshole and elbows" method in the presence of company?

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 02:00 PM (UzPAd)

770 Joe Medicine Crow passes

"The collision knocked the German's weapon to the ground. Mr. Crow lowered his own weapon and the two fought hand-to-hand. In the end, Mr. Crow got the best of the German, grabbing him by the neck and choking him. He was going to kill the German soldier on the spot when the man screamed out 'momma'. Mr. Crow then let him go."

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=65110

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 05, 2016 02:00 PM (rlfds)

771 The Moops.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 02:01 PM (evdj2)

772 American Idol is done this week. I didn't watch it the first season but it seemed like that's all anyone was ever talking about it when it first came out. I never really got into the show, although I did occasionally watch the early episodes to laugh at the crappy singing. But still, I remember the era...summer 2002..nostalgically. It was almost a year post 9/11, things were back to normal, economy was doing well again, I had a new job, moved to a new city, lots of optimism.

USA kicked ass in the world cup too, first time we made it that far, beating Mexico and Portugal and losing a heart breaker to Germany.

Good times.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 05, 2016 02:01 PM (0LHZx)

773 >>I respect his spunk


He's a Piker.

Posted by: Peter North at April 05, 2016 02:01 PM (TnP/y)

774 Aw, sweater puppies got out of the sweater! They're so cute, you just want to touch their noses. What a talented artist. And that Pink Floyd crew. Like to see their pink, Floyd? Wish you were here?

Now, Elephant Man, not so impressive. You'd like to say it takes a lot of balls to do that, but in his case, that would have...blown...the perspective. Tusk, tusk.

Ground penetrating radar may not find that many bodies, but in some precincts it's pretty good at coming up with last minute Dem voters. Among the many things conceived in the back seats of parked cars, I give you Al Franken's senate seat.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 02:02 PM (xq1UY)

775 Where did Vikings get their fresh water when sailing? With all the people and food it seems like there would be little to no room. I guess if they saw a glacier they could chip some ice off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 02:02 PM (iQIUe)

776 Ah yes, summer of 2002...just getting to Ft Hood, getting ready for war...

Good times indeed.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 05, 2016 02:03 PM (rlfds)

777 Yo Momma!

Posted by: Herman the German at April 05, 2016 02:04 PM (FkBIv)

778 Heard that the PM of Iceland resigned, over those leaked docs I guess.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 02:04 PM (nbrY/)

779 Little Lord Fauntleroy Reince Priebus drowning while the gopes attempt to save him from the vicious jaws of Trumpshark.

Posted by: jacke at April 05, 2016 02:04 PM (/zXg+)

780 The president of the Chilean branch of Transparency International resigned on Monday after documents from a Panamanian law firm showed he was linked to at least five offshore companies.

For those who are unfamiliar, Transparency International is a German-based organization that seeks to monitor and root out corporate and political corruption worldwide.

Posted by: Clinton Foundation at April 05, 2016 02:04 PM (e8kgV)

781 He was very adamant that he wouldn't resign last night so who else expected it today?

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 02:05 PM (aQQbl)

782 >>>After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?

=========
A lot of bad blood has been created here at AoShq. Shit like that just doesnt go away.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 02:05 PM (iQIUe)

783 >>Transparency International is a German-based organization that seeks to monitor and root out corporate and political corruption worldwide.


How about they set their sights on the Clinton Global Initiative?


Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 02:06 PM (TnP/y)

784 Posted by: Ignoramus
>>>>
Nice analysis.
Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 02:00 PM (nVQ5J)

Merovign had some good advice on here yesterday. Instead of our 500 word circular firing squad screeds, we should just post TEAM TRUMP or TEAM CRUZ and leave it at that.

It's just as persuasive, apparently.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 02:07 PM (xuouz)

785
What about the AoShq off shore accounts? Have they found those yet?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 02:07 PM (iQIUe)

786 A lot of bad blood has been created here at AoShq. Shit like that just doesnt go away.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 02:05 PM (iQIUe)

It's only halftime. Two more quarters to go, and who knows what will happen.

We're all still morons, as yet.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 02:07 PM (xuouz)

787 Transparency International is a German-based organization that seeks to
monitor and root out corporate and political corruption worldwide.

Which leads to the age old question, "Who watches The Watchers?"

Posted by: tu3031 at April 05, 2016 02:07 PM (YFFpo)

788 After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?


*****

Mostly we will be wondering which letter of the alphabet JJ Sefton will be using for his President Rodham countdown to January 18, 2025.

I vote for 'P'

Posted by: George Costanza at April 05, 2016 02:08 PM (NeFrd)

789 All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's Reproductive Health Clinic want to thank Presdent Obama for providing healthcare insurance to Gays and Lesbians. Bush never did and also tried to make insurance more expensive for persons of color while persons of no color got free healthcare. We call on Presdent Obama to arrest Bush now before the stooped people of this country elect someone like that idiot traitor Trump. Trump lies about our Presdent of Color and also said he does not care for persons of color nor his wife from some rich country in Asia or where ever she is from..

Posted by: mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 05, 2016 02:08 PM (KRuzk)

790 Everybody in the Ace Diplo 2 game needs to stop roleplaying and study their opening strategy.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 02:09 PM (xuouz)

791 short balding loser sock off.
tall balding loser sock on.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 02:09 PM (NeFrd)

792
A lot of bad blood has been created here at AoShq. Shit like that just doesnt go away.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 02:05 PM (iQIUe)
__________________________-

Yeah,, kinda' like having your spleen ripped out at a Trump rally....

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 02:09 PM (HSmrB)

793 >>How about they set their sights on the Clinton Global Initiative?

Problem is everyone seems to know the Clinton's are corrupt and only have the country seems to care.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 02:09 PM (/5Tau)

794 A lot of bad blood has been created here at AoShq. Shit like that just doesnt go away.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!



I'd still buy any Moron a beer in real life.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 02:10 PM (NsI03)

795 769 >>>After the election, what, exactly, will we be talking about at AoS? Hmmmmm?

777 Yo Momma!
Posted by: Herman the German at April 05, 2016 02:04 PM (FkBIv)

And there it is.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 02:10 PM (0mRoj)

796 Merovign had some good advice on here yesterday. Instead of our 500 word circular firing squad screeds, we should just post TEAM TRUMP or TEAM CRUZ and leave it at that.

--

What about TEAM CRUMP or TEAM TRUZ?

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 02:10 PM (nbrY/)

797 >> 4-5 Minutes, huh?

On average, how long does it take an Ewok to Arrest the Riddler?

Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 02:11 PM (TnP/y)

798 I see from the post in the sidebar that Obama is at it again. He is nullifying a congressional law that produced the tax exempt HSAs. His BS with the tax code has already basically eliminated the tax deduction for health expenses which is in effect a tax increase. This will be another tax increase without calling it that.


I had to give up my HSA because I am on Medicare and that does not qualify for an HSA. But my wife is still on one until she has to go on Medicare in two years.


We have to get this worthless turd dictator out of office because congress sure as hell lets him run amuck,

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 05, 2016 02:12 PM (vvmPQ)

799 794 ... I can't say that I would in all cases.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 02:12 PM (W+w2W)

800 I'd still buy any Moron a beer in real life.


Posted by: rickb223


Morons are always welcome here too, first round is on me.

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 02:12 PM (aQQbl)

801 Are we still adrift off Cuba?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 02:12 PM (K2aKX)

802 Still with the MMOT?

No Ewok Signal?

Not even a Slow News Day Gorn?

Man. Some mornings it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 05, 2016 02:13 PM (noWW6)

803 half

jeez

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2016 02:13 PM (/5Tau)

804 796 Merovign had some good advice on here yesterday. Instead of our 500 word circular firing squad screeds, we should just post TEAM TRUMP or TEAM CRUZ and leave it at that.


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


Or maybe Team Good Guy and Team Asshole. That should keep the tempers down.

Posted by: Soona at April 05, 2016 02:13 PM (Fmupd)

805 801 Are we still adrift off Cuba?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 02:12 PM (K2aKX)

I'm just adrift. Location unknown. Destination - none.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 02:13 PM (0mRoj)

806
Unfortunately, I think they got the new president of Argentina, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 02:13 PM (iQIUe)

807 Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 02:12 PM (K2aKX)



don't get out of the boat!..
don't get out of the boat!...

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 02:14 PM (aQQbl)

808 That's a bourbon shark. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at April 05, 2016 02:14 PM (vtcmf)

809 I can't say that I would in all cases.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 02:12 PM (W+w2W)

I'd buy any Moron a beer, but I can't promise I might not piss in a few first

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 02:14 PM (V/InG)

810 Or maybe Team Good Guy and Team Asshole. That should keep the tempers down.
Posted by: Soona

What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: The guy with matches, gasoline and beer at April 05, 2016 02:14 PM (326rv)

811 We should send that pic to ace to wake him up.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 02:14 PM (nbrY/)

812 I'm not adrift. I'm ajar.

Posted by: A Jar at April 05, 2016 02:14 PM (FkBIv)

813 806
Unfortunately, I think they got the new president of Argentina, too.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 02:13 PM (iQIUe)

Who? The sharks?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 02:15 PM (0mRoj)

814
I had to give up my HSA because I am on Medicare and that does not qualify for an HSA. But my wife is still on one until she has to go on Medicare in two years.

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

I think you can still draw down the HSA even on Medicare assuming there's still funds in it. I'm going through this as well as hubby turns 65 soon.

Posted by: flmomof4 at April 05, 2016 02:15 PM (bEXWJ)

815 I'm not adrift. I'm ajar.

I adore this.

Posted by: A Door at April 05, 2016 02:15 PM (326rv)

816 What could possibly go wrong?
Posted by: The guy with matches, gasoline and beer at April 05, 2016 02:14 PM (326rv)

Hold my gasoline and watch me light this fuckin coors UP

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 02:15 PM (xuouz)

817 Too bad you not destination unknown

https://youtu.be/LgFJJ77w2nA

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 02:16 PM (K2aKX)

818 816 What could possibly go wrong?
Posted by: The guy with matches, gasoline and beer at April 05, 2016 02:14 PM (326rv)

Hold my gasoline and watch me light this fuckin coors UP
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 02:15 PM (xuouz)

Water doesn't burn.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 02:16 PM (0mRoj)

819 I'm not adrift. I'm ajar.



My truck tell me that my door is a jar. WTF?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 02:16 PM (NsI03)

820 "I'm not adrift. I'm ajar. "


I'm aghast.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 02:16 PM (LA7Cm)

821 >> That's a bourbon shark. *hic


I think you mean a Cutty Shark.

Posted by: garrett at April 05, 2016 02:16 PM (TnP/y)

822 What could possibly go wrong?
Posted by: The guy with matches, gasoline and beer at April 05, 2016 02:14 PM (326rv)

Hold my gasoline and watch me light this fuckin coors UP

Truly, he/she/and/or it is a Moron!

Posted by: AoSHQ Standards committee at April 05, 2016 02:17 PM (326rv)

823 Merovign had some good advice on here yesterday. Instead of our 500 word circular firing squad screeds,

There haven't been circular firing squads. Mostly, it's just been bloggers firing on the bulk of the commenters.

we should just post TEAM TRUMP or TEAM CRUZ and leave it at that.

I have never been into team sports.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 02:17 PM (zc3Db)

824 817 Too bad you not destination unknown

https://youtu.be/LgFJJ77w2nA
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 02:16 PM (K2aKX)

Without looking - Rancid, Ruby Soho?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 02:17 PM (0mRoj)

825 We have to get this worthless turd dictator out of office because congress sure as hell lets him run amuck,

--

The problem seems even much worse, Vic. It's the rule writers within the HHS that are throwing down these edicts. Who's going to stop them once that JEF is out on his giant ears next January? They are the ones who have to be stopped.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 05, 2016 02:17 PM (pVkEV)

826 "I'm not adrift. I'm ajar."

I'm anoxious.

Or so I'm told.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 02:17 PM (xuouz)

827 814 I think you can still draw down the HSA even on
Medicare assuming there's still funds in it. I'm going through this as
well as hubby turns 65 soon.

Posted by: flmomof4 at April 05, 2016 02:15 PM (bEXWJ)

Yes, you can draw it down and you can even put money in it. But it is no longer tax deductible.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 05, 2016 02:18 PM (vvmPQ)

828 I think you mean a Cutty Shark.

Yes, that too. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at April 05, 2016 02:18 PM (vtcmf)

829 Damn, I was wrong.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 02:18 PM (0mRoj)

830 SHE'S A JAR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeLOinc0XKw

Posted by: Wilco at April 05, 2016 02:18 PM (TnP/y)

831 You had me at hello!

Huma on first meeting Hillary:

Cue: Robert Flack's First time ever I saw your face.

"You know, I still remember the look on her face," she continued. "And it's funny, and she would probably be so annoyed that I say this, but I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, she's so beautiful and she's so little!"

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 02:18 PM (r1fLd)

832 I'd still buy any Moron a beer in real life.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 02:10 PM (NsI03)
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I would need a straw too...

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 02:18 PM (HSmrB)

833 I have never been into team sports.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 02:17 PM (zc3Db)

Welcome to the Republican party!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 02:18 PM (xuouz)

834 Insomniac, uh no.

One of the comments is - "This porn has interesting music"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 02:19 PM (K2aKX)

835 825 The problem seems even much worse, Vic. It's the
rule writers within the HHS that are throwing down these edicts. Who's
going to stop them once that JEF is out on his giant ears next January?
They are the ones who have to be stopped.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 05, 2016 02:17 PM (pVkEV)

The rule writers are doing it at his behest, Get rid of him and you can get rid of them too.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 05, 2016 02:19 PM (vvmPQ)

836 A lot of bad blood has been created here at AoShq. Shit like that just doesnt go away.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 02:05 PM (iQIUe)


That's a bit of an understatement.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 05, 2016 02:19 PM (0IhFx)

837 Mortimer @768 Thanks

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 02:19 PM (r1fLd)

838 I'm a loft.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 02:19 PM (nbrY/)

839 I'm a lert.

Posted by: Furious George at April 05, 2016 02:20 PM (3GAnN)

840 Nood finally...

Posted by: HH at April 05, 2016 02:20 PM (DrCtv)

841 Man, what this blog needs is a new post!

Posted by: mindful webworker - *waves wand* at April 05, 2016 02:20 PM (I9SqL)

842 I have never been into team sports.

--

This is a sure sign Primordial was one of the kids in school who was hit too many times with the now-outlawed dodge ball. j/k!

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 05, 2016 02:21 PM (pVkEV)

843 834 Insomniac, uh no.

One of the comments is - "This porn has interesting music"
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 02:19 PM (K2aKX)

Just looked at the video. If it were an accurate depiction, marching band would be a hell of a lot more popular.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 02:21 PM (0mRoj)

844 Ace is up.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 05, 2016 02:21 PM (kTF2Z)

845 Huma on first meeting Hillary:



Cue: Robert Flack's First time ever I saw your face.



"You know, I still remember the look on her face," she continued.
"And it's funny, and she would probably be so annoyed that I say this,
but I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, she's so beautiful and she's so
little!"

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 05, 2016 02:18 PM (r1fLd)


The first time...ever I saw her face....

Posted by: Huma Abedin at April 05, 2016 02:21 PM (0IhFx)

846 771 The Moops.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 02:01 PM (evdj2)

Meep. Meep.

Maaaawp. Maaaawp.

Posted by: Sterling Archer at April 05, 2016 02:22 PM (huFcq)

847 House full of food, dad (no longer driving) wants a burger for lunch.

Spent half my lunch hour transit as a result and another 10 minutes getting his burgers.

A long talk will be had this evening. I am so damn tired of presumptuousness from every damn person I interact with these days. It is requiring great energy not to do something that will put me on the police blotter.

If anyone wonders why I'm on Team LiB, well.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 02:23 PM (9krrF)

848
815 I'm not adrift. I'm ajar.

I adore this.

Posted by: A Door at April 05, 2016 02:15 PM (326rv)

The most famous Door is asleep.

Deep, deep sleep.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 02:24 PM (u0lmX)

849 This is a sure sign Primordial was one of the kids in school who was hit too many times with the now-outlawed dodge ball. j/k!

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 05, 2016 02:21 PM (pVkEV)


I know you're joking but dodge ball (one of the greatest games of all time) isn't a team sport. There are only sides because there has to be but it's still every man for himself.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 02:24 PM (zc3Db)

850 nood

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 05, 2016 02:25 PM (vvmPQ)

851 I know you're joking but dodge ball (one of the greatest games of all time) isn't a team sport. There are only sides because there has to be but it's still every man for himself.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 02:24 PM (zc3Db)

Hah! Good call.

Does this make baseball only a fraction of a team sport?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 02:26 PM (xuouz)

852 Maaaawp. Maaaawp.-------Sterling Archer

Thanks for defeaning Archer, Lana. Jeez.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 05, 2016 02:27 PM (m3iiU)

853 Hah! Good call.

Does this make baseball only a fraction of a team sport?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 02:26 PM (xuouz)


Yep. It's more a conglomeration of individuals than a team.

Personally, my favorite position in baseball has always been designated hitter ... designated for everyone. I just like hitting.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 05, 2016 02:31 PM (zc3Db)

854 Will Cruz fight Trump all the way to Cleveland even though Cruz must
know that he'll never be the nominee? For if he does, Cruz will have
blown his political career. He'll get re-elected to the Senate, where
he'll be ostracized by one and all. If he runs for President again he'll
be another Rick Santorum. Among the Trumpbots, Cruz will get the
blame.

=====


Flag on the play... false premise.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 05, 2016 02:44 PM (3JA/M)

855 The town of Brattleboro is proud to announce that everyone in the town supports Senator Sanders and no one will vote for those idiots Trump and Cruise.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 05, 2016 05:04 PM (KRuzk)

856 They should change the town's name to
"Addledboro.

Posted by: JT at April 05, 2016 09:19 PM (K6pUg)

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