Overnight Open Thread (8 Apr 2016)

Boy we sure are beating that JV team and their friends. ISIS fighters in Libya doubled in the last year.

Al Qaeda now runs a mini-state in Yemen.

One unintended consequence of the war in Yemen: Al Qaeda now runs its own mini-state, flush with funds from raiding the local central bank and levying taxes at the local port.

h/t

Creepy People

What makes someone creepy? 95% of those surveyed thought creeps were more likely to be male. That's BS. I demand folks go to creep diversity sensitivity training to mitigate such incorrect thoughts. As for creepy occupations...

Clowns came in first, followed by taxidermists, sex shop owners, and funeral directors, following McAndrew's hypothesis that occupations involving "threatening stimuli" like death or sex would be perceived as creepy.

When did sex become "threatening stimuli"?

New Olympic Event Suggestion

This should be an Olympic event. Inside the first-ever Special Operations Urban Assault Competition.

65 Rock 'N' Roll Songs

ER Data

Million to one shot, Doc; Proctologic data that helps explain the 60% of ER visits that aren't due to sex toys.

OSS Sabotage Manual

You know, I think something got lost in translation over the years as the OSS sabotage manual reads like something our government follows to a tee for how it runs itself (the VA for example).

How To Survive A Grenade Blast

The New Burglars

Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year.

Voter Fraud

What voter fraud? Philly hit with lawsuit for concealing election records. I'm sure they'll use the broken hard drive defense or something.

SMOD

Sure, why not. Then we can stop worrying about the election fiasco. Rogue comets approaching Earth could strike planet this month, warn doomsday preppers.

Crony Capitalism

Great letter from a CEO, too bad it was from Jeffrey Immelt.

Dog Video

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1 Howdy, y'all!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 09:59 PM (EzgxV)

2 Yay! ONT!

Posted by: EC at April 08, 2016 09:59 PM (j8YpL)

3 Y'all, howdy!

Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 08, 2016 10:00 PM (xVgrA)

4 So I just heard that Bruce Springsteen cancelled a concert in NC because of HB2.

LOL!!!!

Let the butt-hurt flow!

Posted by: EC at April 08, 2016 10:02 PM (j8YpL)

5 The Golden State to Californians: Kill Yourself

When a sane and rational individual thinks of a Suicide Help line, the sane and rational individual will likely think of a suicide prevention line. The California Supreme Soviet is neither sane nor rational.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11462

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 08, 2016 10:03 PM (vBeA5)

6 Some of our girls were once the JV team too.

Posted by: connecticut college women's basketball at April 08, 2016 10:04 PM (4aaDj)

7 Posted by: EC at April 08, 2016 10:02 PM (j8YpL)

Never liked him so no loss to me.

Posted by: CDR M at April 08, 2016 10:05 PM (McoS+)

8 Woot woot ONT
Exceptional

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 08, 2016 10:05 PM (voOPb)

9 Looks like more people want to play for the JV team these days.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 08, 2016 10:05 PM (1JnAL)

10 I'm planning on a near miss at the worst.

(Direct SMOD is not survivable at any level of prep)

Whooo-Hoooo! WEEKEND! Time to till the GARDEN!!11!1

Posted by: Kindltot at April 08, 2016 10:06 PM (6DMur)

11 Guess im creepy if I were to do it all over again I would become an undertaker

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 08, 2016 10:07 PM (voOPb)

12 Rosalita, pee a little higher!

Posted by: Bruce Stringbean at April 08, 2016 10:07 PM (Dwehj)

13 Evening, 'rons. Neither Scotch nor wine are on the list of favorite drinks. The Old-fashioned describes me to a T, though.

Posted by: April at April 08, 2016 10:07 PM (79ZSg)

14 And, what does the fact that I like Cuba Libres and Whiskey and apple juice say about me?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 08, 2016 10:08 PM (6DMur)

15 Please open the exams.

You may begin.

Posted by: eman at April 08, 2016 10:08 PM (MQEz6)

16 If I had it to do over again I'd be a proctologist--but not in the ER. Too creepy....

Posted by: Jenk at April 08, 2016 10:08 PM (OtryE)

17 7 Posted by: EC at April 08, 2016 10:02 PM (j8YpL)

Never liked him so no loss to me.
Posted by: CDR M at April 08, 2016 10:05 PM (McoS+)



Lots of pissed off fans tonight. I'm not one of them either.

Posted by: EC at April 08, 2016 10:09 PM (j8YpL)

18 Guess im creepy if I were to do it all over again I would become an undertaker
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 08, 2016 10:07 PM (voOPb)

Somebody's got to do it, and it's probably interesting in its creepy way, and I'll bet the money is good.

Posted by: April at April 08, 2016 10:09 PM (79ZSg)

19 Please open the exams.



You may begin.
Posted by: eman at April 08, 2016 10:08 PM (MQEz6)


HOLY CRAAP! What was I studying?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 08, 2016 10:09 PM (6DMur)

20
9 Looks like more people want to play for the JV team these days.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 08, 2016 10:05 PM (1JnAL)

Who says the varsity has all the fun?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 08, 2016 10:10 PM (voOPb)

21 Those people can't sing.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 08, 2016 10:11 PM (encpo)

22 Actually, my favorite drink is a Long Island Iced Tea because I'm usually too broke to buy more than one or two drinks and I drink for effect...

Posted by: antisocialist at April 08, 2016 10:11 PM (9n14Y)

23 In Candy's room
There's a 200 pound tranny
Taking a dump

Posted by: Bruce Springsteen: Hero of the Working Man at April 08, 2016 10:11 PM (qJhUV)

24 Exams? Aw hell, this is just like that recurring nightmare about the class I forgot all about until finals week...

Posted by: PabloD at April 08, 2016 10:12 PM (6zbVX)

25 Never liked him so no loss to me.

Posted by: CDR M at April 08, 2016 10:05 PM (McoS+)

First four albums (1973-197 were great.

Next one (1980) was very good.

Then the following 19 sucked donkey dick.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 08, 2016 10:13 PM (Zu3d9)

26 Ummm anyone else read the ER one about things up the bung hole. I only read it because I'm a nurse of course. I only made to number 4 and had to stop. A toilet brush???

Posted by: connecticut college women's basketball at April 08, 2016 10:13 PM (4aaDj)

27 Dr. Jenk--Assholes By Appointment Only. Be sure to visit the Used Gift Small Pet Shoppe on your way out....

Posted by: Jenk at April 08, 2016 10:13 PM (OtryE)

28 Thanks for more insanity, CDR M!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 08, 2016 10:13 PM (wB8Tg)

29 >>Somebody's got to do it, and it's probably interesting in its creepy way, and I'll bet the money is good.
---
April, I know a couple. Down to earth fun people who make a good living. Hard to believe you need a college degree. Something that should be a tech school career

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 08, 2016 10:13 PM (voOPb)

30
what your drink says about you:
================

Valu-rite: You float in the intermediate zone between the raw matter of the inchoate id and the hyperdefined veneer of critical theory. Also, you haven't had sex in 20 years.

Posted by: iforgot at April 08, 2016 10:13 PM (5o5ek)

31 Rosalita, pee a little higher!


Posted by: Bruce Stringbean
wrapped up like a douche.. seems appropriate

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at April 08, 2016 10:13 PM (UpGcq)

32 Anyone have commenter "Tomahawk's" contact info?

If so, or if anyone sees him on a thread, please ask him to contact me at: nynjmeet at optimum dot net

Thanks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 08, 2016 10:14 PM (Zu3d9)

33 26 Ummm anyone else read the ER one about things up the bung hole. I only read it because I'm a nurse of course. I only made to number 4 and had to stop. A toilet brush???
Posted by: connecticut college women's basketball at April 08, 2016 10:13 PM (4aaDj)




Don't judge. That's what we've been told.

Posted by: EC at April 08, 2016 10:14 PM (j8YpL)

34 Don't own a Springsprung LP

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 08, 2016 10:14 PM (voOPb)

35 Well, Bruce Nailsonachlkboard's bank account likely won't notice.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 08, 2016 10:15 PM (wB8Tg)

36 pretty lame rock set

Posted by: eman at April 08, 2016 10:16 PM (MQEz6)

37 F'in sock. Only reason I have it on is because it's suppose to be 20 tonight and my feet are cold.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 10:16 PM (4aaDj)

38 MH, I would do it, too. I think you'd get over the scariness of it pretty quickly. It's good to have a niche market, and everybody dies eventually.

Posted by: April at April 08, 2016 10:16 PM (79ZSg)

39 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

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40 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at April 08, 2016 10:18 PM (R3XYv)

41 what your drink says about you:
================


Scotch: You have learned the meaning of life and don't want to ever learn it again.

Posted by: AD at April 08, 2016 10:18 PM (M18S9)

42 I just can't get over that girl from UT.

They released more video and you see her looking at her phone and the killer come up behind her while he pulls out a knife.

The only solice is the killer limps away so at least the poor thing hurt the monster.

But bad news, he's 17 so the death penalty is out.

Posted by: Lauren at April 08, 2016 10:19 PM (hbefS)

43 I like pina coladas!!!

But not getting caught in the rain... I'd melt.

Posted by: Cankles 2016! at April 08, 2016 10:19 PM (H9MG5)

44 Bourbon, neat.

Says that if nothing else, I drink efficiently!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 08, 2016 10:21 PM (McRlu)

45
As we take our stand
Down in Trannyland.

Posted by: Bruce Stringbean at April 08, 2016 10:21 PM (Dwehj)

46 Who says the varsity has all the fun?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 08, 2016 10:10 PM (voOPb)


Why sit on the bench for the varsity team when you can play on the JV team.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 08, 2016 10:22 PM (1JnAL)

47 Posted by: Jim at April 08, 2016 10:21 PM (McRlu)

What kind?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 08, 2016 10:23 PM (Zu3d9)

48 Here I am sharing my evil wisdom and people have moved to a new thread.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:25 PM (hVdx9)

49 My favorite drink is an Amaretto Sour.

I drink 1 on my birthday.

Haven't had a birthday in about 10 or 15 years ...

Posted by: Adriane the Drinking Critic ... at April 08, 2016 10:27 PM (AoK0a)

50 But bad news, he's 17 so the death penalty is out.

Posted by: Lauren at April 08, 2016 10:19 PM (hbefS)


There should be exceptions to every rule!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 08, 2016 10:28 PM (wYnyS)

51 I mostly drink scotch but when I want a change of pace my go to drink is the gimlet.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 08, 2016 10:28 PM (WVvzl)

52 But bad news, he's 17 so the death penalty is out.

The state administered one, anyway ...

Posted by: Adriane the Drinking Critic ... at April 08, 2016 10:28 PM (AoK0a)

53 Rectum? Damn near killed 'um!

/just the punchline

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 10:28 PM (0mRoj)

54 You know who the NC law really hurts? Creepy dudes who want to get into the Ladies' Room. Newest oppressed victim class. Springsteen's next album will be all about that.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 10:29 PM (iMxBJ)

55 Evening.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 10:30 PM (9ym/8)

56 my go to drink is the gimlet.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 08, 2016 10:28 PM (WVvzl)


Lime juice for the scurvy and alcohol for the alcohol!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 08, 2016 10:30 PM (wYnyS)

57 Since I was willowed on the last thread, allow me to repost. I've been wracking my brain trying to think of name of an 80s movie, there was a scene in which terrorists were attacking a typical Main Street, and this image of two dirkas just strolling down the street, lobbing grenades through shop windows. Ring a bell with anyone? It wasn't "Invasion USA", I've watched that recently.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 08, 2016 10:32 PM (7qAYi)

58 Is this series "Suits" any good? I'm liking the pilot episode.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 08, 2016 10:33 PM (U6f54)

59 First four albums (1973-197 were great.

Next one (1980) was very good.

Then the following 19 sucked donkey dick.



Yes, rather exactly.

If those first five albums happened in your teens Bruce gave you something existential.

Whatever he did to squander his talent and fame after that doesn't take away from what he meant at the time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 08, 2016 10:33 PM (1xUj/)

60 Creepy dudes who want to get into the Ladies' Room. Newest oppressed
victim class. Springsteen's next album will be all about that.

The Ghost of Caitlyn Jenner

Posted by: tu3031 at April 08, 2016 10:33 PM (qJhUV)

61 So, Springsteen, the classic rock god is boycotting NC.

. . . Incohate grunting and abrupt breaks into falsetto range, often near pitch with a backing band.

That's what classic rock is all about.

(Yes, I'd walk out on you, I generally change the station now. You are out of key. Go back to Jersey.)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 08, 2016 10:33 PM (6DMur)

62 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSx4DGBstYA

Posted by: rickl at April 08, 2016 10:34 PM (sdi6R)

63 CBD


Local chain, Spec's Liquor, sells a brand that's also found in FL at the ABC chain.

http://tinyurl.com/zyztdlp


Tom Sims, 80 proof, 4 year aged Straight Kentucky Bourbon.

Very similar flavor profile to Jim Beam, but at only $21.50, walk out price, per 1.75 ltr., it's a bargain.

And, it's appreciably smoother[/I) than the aforementioned Jim Beam, too. No apologies needed for this one, it's a very good everyday Bourbon.

Cheers!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 08, 2016 10:34 PM (McRlu)

64 Good evening, beloved Horde!

ONT is early enough for me to say hello!

Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 08, 2016 10:34 PM (rRHdN)

65 >>Is this series "Suits" any good? I'm liking the pilot episode.
Posted by: the littl shyning man

I've liked it for the most part.

Posted by: Aviator at April 08, 2016 10:34 PM (c7vUv)

66 Did somebody say rectum?

Mine has fallen out and it won't go back in.

Posted by: Roxy Raye at April 08, 2016 10:34 PM (DW+jj)

67 >>Why sit on the bench for the varsity team when you can play on the JV team.
----
Touché Ashley

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 08, 2016 10:34 PM (voOPb)

68 Howdy, overly sober evening folk!

My current drink is a Red Stripe. Still celebrating beer day.

I think this means I need a doobie, some reggae music, and dreadlocks.

I have none of these. Well, I do have some reggae in the MP3 catacombs... somewhere...

Posted by: mindful webworker - shaken, not stirred at April 08, 2016 10:35 PM (5a8XA)

69 Jim, I finally found that copper lager you recommended and tried it. I enjoyed it very much -- tasted different than any other beer I've tried.

Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 08, 2016 10:35 PM (rRHdN)

70 Odd that jobs involving sex or death are creepy, since everyone dies & (mostly) everyone has sex.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 08, 2016 10:35 PM (7qAYi)

71 For white alcohol, there's so much great artisan stuff out there that you hardly need to mix a drink.

St George Chile vodka: just drink it
St George Terroir gin: just drink it, or 6:1 with Carpano Dry
Good Mezcal: maybe a drop of Yuzu bitters
Good tequila: maybe a drop or two of orange bitters

For the last two, a drop of liquid Splenda to make a fake low-carb cocktail.

Whiskey is just whiskey. Drink it. Though I do like a good Sazerac. Oddly enough, the Sazerac brand of rye is about the best choice for this excellent drink.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 10:36 PM (iMxBJ)

72 >>Did somebody say rectum?

Mine has fallen out and it won't go back in.
Posted by: Roxy Raye

I hear you. My uterus keeps sliding down like an old pair of gym socks.

Posted by: Hillary at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (c7vUv)

73 Carry over from previous thread:
I hate understanding this, but you need to know.

Why begging does not work with predators.

1) They get off on it in some way
2) It convinces them you are less than human and are ok to murder

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (hVdx9)

74 No Negronis? No whiskey sours? No absinthe? No Pernods in the sidewalk cafe? No Old Overholt while watching old Twilight Zone shows?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (/WPPJ)

75 close tags in nic for the win. *shudder!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (McRlu)

76 "ince everyone dies & (mostly) everyone has sex."



Yeah, right.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (9ym/8)

77 I didn't realize there is a full-length version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZqH7lv8HA&nohtml5=False

I find this hilarious.

Posted by: rickl at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (sdi6R)

78 Posted by: Jim at April 08, 2016 10:21 PM (McRlu)

If the description is accurate then it's the knid of bourbon I enjoy. I have grown tired of the spicy, sharp flavors of some of the newer brands. If I want spice, I'll drink rye.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (Zu3d9)

79 My favorite bourbon so far is Four Roses.

Posted by: eman at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (MQEz6)

80 Glad you enjoyed the Copper Lager, Emmie!

*Cheers!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 08, 2016 10:39 PM (McRlu)

81 I might have to deal with the possibility of physical altercation tomorrow.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 08, 2016 10:39 PM (vBeA5)

82 I was going to ask if anyone knew the origins of the phrase "syphilitic rectum enthusiast," but then it came to me: it's not famous at all, it's just from reading through the whole history of the now-inactive Basic Instructions webcomic. Darn. I thought it might have been an Obama thing.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 10:39 PM (iMxBJ)

83 I hear you. My uterus keeps sliding down like an old pair of gym socks.

Posted by: Hillary at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (c7vUv)


Pssttt.... It's called a pessary. Again, Nurse here.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 10:40 PM (4aaDj)

84 72 I hear you. My uterus keeps sliding down like an old pair of gym socks.
Posted by: Hillary at April 08, 2016 10:37 PM (c7vUv)


Ditto

Posted by: Obama at April 08, 2016 10:40 PM (iMxBJ)

85 Never liked him so no loss to me.

Posted by: CDR M at April 08, 2016 10:05 PM (McoS+)


Springsteen had some good songs in his early years. But he has become such a Liberal Fascist douchecanoe, that nobody should buy his shit or patronize his shows anymore.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 10:40 PM (UsLZp)

86 Hat, whose face are you gonna hafta punch?

Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 08, 2016 10:41 PM (rRHdN)

87 No Brew 102? For hockey games at the old Sports Arena? Ahh, memories...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at April 08, 2016 10:41 PM (/WPPJ)

88 I might have to deal with the possibility of physical altercation tomorrow.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 08, 2016 10:39 PM (vBeA5)



These days, I have to ask, do you mean altercation or alteration?

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 08, 2016 10:41 PM (wYnyS)

89 81 I might have to deal with the possibility of physical altercation tomorrow.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 08, 2016 10:39 PM (vBeA5)


Need to me to come back to Vegas? I'll have your back

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 10:41 PM (4aaDj)

90 I hear you. My uterus keeps sliding down like an old pair of gym socks.

Posted by: Hillary
*****

Aaaaand projectile vomiting even after blood is all that comes out...

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:41 PM (hVdx9)

91 Drink of choice -- Rum (usually The Captain) and cream soda (or root beer if that's an easier find).

Discovered that combo one long night after the Coke ran out. Preferred it ever since. Got some Bajan co-workers hooked on it, too... and they really know their rum drinks.

Posted by: standing with one hand on hip, foot on a barrel (but not THE Barrel) at April 08, 2016 10:42 PM (H9MG5)

92 Lady Funeral Director who handled my Mom's funeral was very good looking.

Posted by: CMU VET at April 08, 2016 10:44 PM (ejB0r)

93 But bad news, he's 17 so the death penalty is out.

Posted by: Lauren at April 08, 2016 10:19 PM (hbefS)


Tanned, rested, and ready.

Posted by: Judge Lynch at April 08, 2016 10:44 PM (UsLZp)

94 Hemlock is my go to drink.

Posted by: Socrates at April 08, 2016 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

95 "I might have to deal with the possibility of physical altercation tomorrow."


How so?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 10:44 PM (9ym/8)

96 I need an ass pessary.

Posted by: Roxy Raye at April 08, 2016 10:45 PM (DW+jj)

97 "SMOD" tweeted this about the news of Springsteen cancelling his NC concert:

"@smod2016 1 hour ago
BREAKING: States rush to pass transgender bathroom laws in a last-ditch effort to protect their residents from Bruce Springsteen's music."

Posted by: Thrawn at April 08, 2016 10:45 PM (s87AC)

98 I do wonder what will happen with the NC law. If NC just ignores all the screaming and shrugs their shoulders at things like PayPal, will all of this get forgotten once the next squirrel runs through the yard?

Or will the SJWs keep going with unlimited energy?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 08, 2016 10:45 PM (kBIIG)

99 Posted by: CMU VET at April 08, 2016 10:44 PM (ejB0r)

Ah.....the Ur comment.

From this sentiment all Moron comments spring.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 08, 2016 10:46 PM (Zu3d9)

100 btw, I had the misfortune of visiting the National Constitution Center in Philly while they were promoting Springsteen.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 08, 2016 10:47 PM (s87AC)

101 >>When did sex become "threatening stimuli"?



Since always.

Posted by: HornyFemaleDolphin at April 08, 2016 10:47 PM (5Z+8V)

102 I have a phone. And a pen. And an anal prolapse.

Posted by: Obama at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (iMxBJ)

103 101 >>When did sex become "threatening stimuli"?


Since third-wave feminism.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (0mRoj)

104 When did sex become "threatening stimuli"?



Since always.

Posted by: HornyFemaleDolphin at
****

You didn't complain to me IYKWIM.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (hVdx9)

105 Or will the SJWs keep going with unlimited energy?
Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 08, 2016 10:45 PM (kBIIG)

SJWs always double down.

The virtue signaling I'm seeing about NC is out of control in some parts of social media.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (s87AC)

106
92 Lady Funeral Director who handled my Mom's funeral was very good looking.

Posted by: CMU VET at April 08, 2016 10:44 PM (ejB0r)

.............

As a hospice nurse I have permission to call a death. We have 2 funeral homes in town and one of them is run by a deaf lady. Good for her but it's torture when I call in a death and have to wait for the teletype for her to read it. I have the hand gestures now after 20 yrs to communicate with her but you can always add another hour to call in the home. I got side tracked sorry., Shes not good looking

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (4aaDj)

107 I love how Springsteen's anti American screed Born In The USA was used by Reagen for campaigning and the public in general just paid attention to the title.

All the while, poor Bruce was hopping mad that the rubes weren't listening to the lyrics.

We really let him down on that one.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (8AdYN)

108 Or will the SJWs keep going with unlimited energy?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 08, 2016 10:45 PM (kBIIG)

Eh....defending PayPal is a losing proposition for them when the obvious answer is that PayPal does business with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. There is no defense to that charge.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (Zu3d9)

109 You know, way back before my time around here, the wife of the head mortician at my little town's (not so little any more) funeral home was hot to trot. I mean, the town slut just about.

Ol' Red, that Okinawa vet I'm mentioned before, apparently had some fun with her back in his wild heyday. He wasn't the kind to just name names, but he'd drop hints. He said she had very cold hands. But what she could do with those hands and other body parts apparently made up for it.

When I was about 20ish, I saw that women, and old lady, at something, right after one of Red's tales. Gave me the creeps. I could see it. I could still see she, at 80 or whatever, still was eyeing the young bucks.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (DW+jj)

110 he GOP needs to seriously consider requiring its primary voters to pass a basic civics exam.

Easy really -- include it on the ballot, and just don't count the ones that can't name the three branches of government. They'll never know the difference anyway.

Plus, then Donald can't vote for himself.

Posted by: TallDave at April 08, 2016 10:49 PM (74ZYB)

111 105 The virtue signaling I'm seeing about NC is out of control in some parts of social media.
Posted by: Thrawn at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (s87AC)


They are making more and more about less and less. Doesn't look like strength.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 10:49 PM (iMxBJ)

112 I caught an interview with Chris Wallace today, teasing his interview with Obama this Sunday. Apparently Wallace asked direct questions about the FBI investigation and whether or not it would be ignored because of politics. He hinted that Obama was surprisingly direct in his response.

The interview is embargoed until Sunday, but Wallace thinks it is going to be the big thing being discussed on Monday.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 08, 2016 10:49 PM (kBIIG)

113 If I could do it all again, I'd skip the radio business and find a boring job where I could at least make a decent living.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at April 08, 2016 10:50 PM (dtDur)

114 Hat, whose face are you gonna hafta punch?

Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 08, 2016 10:41 PM (rRHdN)


Convention delegates to the county GOP convention.

To go, you had to fill out a form in triplicate during the caucuses. There was an option to pre-register, and a lot of people either thought or were explicitly told they didn't have to fill out the form in triplicate in person. Turns out that they did... and that that information wasn't getting out clearly (buried in an e-mail notice doesn't really count. They had until the end of last month to get the papers in and pay.

As of the middle of last month, nearly one thousand people hadn't done so yet.

If they show up not realizing this, they will be turned away.

To make matters worse, the county party is run by establishment types (the county chair is being accussed of kickback from the casino holding the convention), who are opposed by the state party which is run by Ron Paul style fanatics (the state chair is a former Vegas councilman who resigned due to some shady land deals... and considering the former mayor was a mob lawyer who played himself in the movie "Casino"...).

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 08, 2016 10:50 PM (vBeA5)

115 Happy Friday, horde!

PSA: it looks like Starz is free for next week if you have DirecTV. Outlander and Black Sails, plus probably some other cool stuff I haven't found yet.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 08, 2016 10:50 PM (e+1S5)

116 So clowns are sexy?

Posted by: Brunnhilde at April 08, 2016 10:50 PM (epLS9)

117 Lady Funeral Director who handled my Mom's funeral was very good looking.

Posted by: CMU VET at April 08, 2016 10:44 PM (ejB0r)

Is that rigor mortis or are you just happy to see me?

Posted by: Lady Funeral Director at April 08, 2016 10:52 PM (EY6Re)

118 113 If I could do it all again, I'd skip the radio business and find a boring job where I could at least make a decent living.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at April 08, 2016 10:50 PM (dtDur)

If I could do it all again I would have run away to Alaska. When I was ten.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 10:52 PM (0mRoj)

119 I got a bottle of Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or a couple of weeks ago. Very nice Scotch. So, so smooth, a little sweet, kinda light. It was a nice change from my usual Glenlivet.

Posted by: April at April 08, 2016 10:52 PM (79ZSg)

120 116 So clowns are sexy?
Posted by: Brunnhilde at April 08, 2016 10:50 PM (epLS9)


Maybe. Ronald McDonald is looking better to me today. Just tried frying potatoes in beef tallow, and...damn if they weren't incredibly tasty! The clown was onto something.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 10:52 PM (iMxBJ)

121 >>When did sex become "threatening stimuli"?


You are using the Quaaludes wrong, Bro.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at April 08, 2016 10:52 PM (5Z+8V)

122 When did sex become "threatening stimuli"?

When MTF trannies started demanding access to women's bathrooms.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 08, 2016 10:53 PM (3C9q2)

123 I was expecting a bracketing to happen, then I realized Maet's not here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 10:53 PM (UsLZp)

124 I don't go in for alcohol but I have probably spent more time watching the Weather Channel than any other in recent times. The blocks of disaster porn shows like Tornado Alley are engaging and give a bit of perspective when you think your life can't get much worse.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 08, 2016 10:54 PM (IdCqF)

125 118 113 If I could do it all again,

.................

Lucky for you all I have a very good book waiting for me. I could bore you all night with coulda shoulda's.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 10:54 PM (4aaDj)

126 So lots of men want to get into the womens' bathroom. This is understandable.

Meanwhile, there is not one case of women trying to get into the mens' bathroom. This, too, is understandable.

Besides, anyone who attends sporting events know that the latter happens all the time, and the reaction is never unfavorable.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 10:55 PM (iMxBJ)

127 When MTF trannies started demanding access to women's bathrooms.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 08, 2016 10:53 PM (3C9q2)


Massachusetts Tranny Federation?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 10:55 PM (UsLZp)

128
If NC just ignores all the screaming and shrugs their shoulders at things like PayPal, will all of this get forgotten once the next squirrel runs through the yard?

Or will the SJWs keep going with unlimited energy?
Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 08, 2016 10:45 PM (kBIIG)
-----------------

SJWs thrive on attention and conflict, wither under neglect and ridicule.

Posted by: iforgot at April 08, 2016 10:55 PM (5o5ek)

129 No offense but I can't get excited based on the fact you're citing a pro mussulman, Saudi-owned pan-Arab television news channel. Probably true but citing MSM or anAl-Jazeera-clone doesn't cut it. Also how anyone can listen to those two millennial dweebs discovering how grenades work is beyond me. No offense.

Posted by: jacke at April 08, 2016 10:55 PM (i8Shl)

130 Maybe it's the booze, but it is weird to think I will be dead in less than 10 years when I am only in my 40's?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (hVdx9)

131 Eh....defending PayPal is a losing proposition for them when the obvious answer is that PayPal does business with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. There is no defense to that charge.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (Zu3d9)


They are being logical and consistant once you realize what the underlying single standard is behind their double standard.

It is the same logic that says a Swedish lesbian being raped by a migrant deserves it and will defend her migrant rapist.

It's all about "intersectionality" where race, gender, &c. intersect to result in people oppressing each other according to the idea of "kyriarchy". Basically the migrants are oppressors in that they are cis-heterosexual males, but the women who are raped are the oppressors because they are White and from (what is left of) Western Civilization.

According to the hierarchy of oppression, the migrants being brown and Muslim carries more weight that a woman being female or lesbian.

In effect, the farther from the basis of Western Civilization you are, the more morally pure and oppressed you are.

Posted by: The Kyriarchical Hat at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (vBeA5)

132 108All the while, poor Bruce was hopping mad that the rubes weren't listening to the lyrics.

As if one could understand any lyrics vomited out by Bruce Springsteen.

Posted by: April at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (79ZSg)

133 Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year.

And your little dog Toto too~!
*BLAMBLAMBLAMBLAM*

Posted by: thug cop at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (A/3fN)

134 When it's all said and done, they're going to find that cooking and frying with saturated fat is likely the best and least harmful way to do it. I was reading something that unsaturated fats make much higher levels of some toxic breakdown product when heated. Saturated animal fats make the least amount of it.

Now, add that saturated fat is NOT the problem with the clogged arteries and all that shit.

The dietary advice of the last 30-40 years has been complete bullshit, and has probably done more harm, caused more lard ass syndrome and early death and tons of medical bills that just about anything else.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (DW+jj)

135 130 Maybe it's the booze, but it is weird to think I will be dead in less than 10 years when I am only in my 40's?
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (hVdx9)


Wut?

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 10:57 PM (iMxBJ)

136 Maybe it's the booze, but it is weird to think I will be dead in less than 10 years when I am only in my 40's?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (hVdx9)


Why?

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 08, 2016 10:58 PM (vBeA5)

137 130 Maybe it's the booze, but it is weird to think I will be dead in less than 10 years when I am only in my 40's?
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (hVdx9)

Say what? Are you a replicant with a definitive preprogrammed life span or something?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 10:59 PM (0mRoj)

138 130 Maybe it's the booze, but it is weird to think I will be dead in less than 10 years when I am only in my 40's?
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (hVdx9)


Well, between the Burning Times and the Happy Fun Camps, you're probably right.

Posted by: rickl at April 08, 2016 11:00 PM (sdi6R)

139 There seems to be a train coming.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:00 PM (hVdx9)

140 130 Maybe it's the booze, but it is weird to think I will be dead in less than 10 years when I am only in my 40's?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM


.................

yes that's weird. I'm in my 40's as well. I hope to make it at least to my 60's. But then again I think, hmmm I'm 46 and if I make it to 92 my life is half over. That's an eye opener. What have I done, What have I accomplished? I have spent over half my 46 years taking care of others and not myself. I may start to look after me a bit I think

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 11:00 PM (4aaDj)

141 133 Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year.

And your little dog Toto too~!
*BLAMBLAMBLAMBLAM*
Posted by: thug cop at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (A/3fN)

As long as you get to go home safe at night. The lives, property and pets of others are a very distant second place consideration.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:00 PM (0mRoj)

142 Posted by: Epobirs at April 08, 2016 10:54 PM (IdCqF)

I watched a couple of episodes of Cops tonight. I felt better about myself

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 08, 2016 11:01 PM (voOPb)

143 Had a nephew that was an emergency room nurse, in New Orleans. He told me a story of a man who came in with a nurf football stuck up his butt. Whenever doctors would walk past his cubical they would cry "Hut, hut...hut".

Posted by: Javems at April 08, 2016 11:01 PM (yOqwj)

144 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 08, 2016 11:01 PM (YJmuy)

145 For anyone in the mood to see Denzel blow up some douchebag's ass... Man on Fire just started on Esquire TV (whatever the Hell that is).

Posted by: helpful Moron at April 08, 2016 11:01 PM (H9MG5)

146 "Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year."


Not everyone wearing a badge is a "good guy" and not every "bad guy" is looking to do something to you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:01 PM (9ym/8)

147 Well, between the Burning Times and the Happy Fun Camps, you're probably right.

Posted by: rickl
****

Yup. Call me a pessimist.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:01 PM (hVdx9)

148 139 There seems to be a train coming.
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:00 PM (hVdx9)

So move off the tracks, dummy!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:01 PM (0mRoj)

149 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 08, 2016 10:48 PM (Zu3d9)

Paypal knows they are sinners in the Cult of PC that rules Democrats, that's why they in particular must wield the whip with most harshness and least mercy.

It doesn't matter to SJW if Saudi Arabia stones homosexuals or Iran hangs the victims of child molestation for their unchastity.

The issue is not whether .1% of the American population doesn't get to use the public bathroom they feel they belong in. The issue is power.

There is no hypocrisy in a police state, there are only those who are punished and those who are not.

Posted by: TallDave at April 08, 2016 11:01 PM (74ZYB)

150
Wallace thinks it is going to be the big thing being discussed on Monday.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 08, 2016 10:49 PM (kBIIG)
---------------------

We-e-eelllllllll.

Posted by: iforgot at April 08, 2016 11:02 PM (5o5ek)

151 129 No offense but I can't get excited based on the fact you're citing a pro mussulman, Saudi-owned pan-Arab television news channel. Probably true but citing MSNBC (earlier post) or an Al-Jazeera-clone doesn't cut it. Also how anyone can listen to those two millennial dweebs discovering how grenades work is beyond me. No offense.

Posted by: jacke at April 08, 2016 11:02 PM (i8Shl)

152 OK.... but if you are going to dive 15 ft from a grenade.... and put your feet towards the grenade...

PUT YOUR FEET TOGETHER!!!!

Some parts need more protection than others....

Posted by: Don Quixote at April 08, 2016 11:02 PM (qf6WZ)

153 Had a nephew that was an emergency room nurse, in New Orleans. He told me a story of a man who came in with a nurf football stuck up his butt. Whenever doctors would walk past his cubical they would cry "Hut, hut...hut".

Posted by: Javems
****

Love me some f'd up humor!

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:02 PM (hVdx9)

154 Re SMOD, this twitter feed from the Jet Propulsion Lab will scare the crap out of you

https://twitter.com/RonBaalke

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 08, 2016 11:03 PM (SEXy3)

155 Whoa. Hot Air has a link to a WaPo story about how Sweden has set up a number where you can get connected to a random Swede. I'd definitely do this during the drinking hours, but I checked and it's 5:00 AM in Sweden right now.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:03 PM (iMxBJ)

156 So move off the tracks, dummy!

Posted by: Insomniac
****

Knees and feet Insomniac.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:03 PM (hVdx9)

157 Hey everybody. Happy Friday.

Just read that Canada Dry is going to introduce a new "Extra-Canadian" version of its famous ginger ale brew. They say you'll be able to tell it's "extra-Canadian" by the pic of Ted Cruz's face on every can.

[ducks]

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 08, 2016 11:03 PM (ntObR)

158 130 Maybe it's the booze, but it is weird to think I will be dead in less than 10 years when I am only in my 40's?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (hVdx9)



Do you have some unusual reason to believe this?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:04 PM (EzgxV)

159 Not looking for sympathy or any shite like that.
Just not seeing a bright shining future for people like me/us.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:05 PM (hVdx9)

160 150
Wallace thinks it is going to be the big thing being discussed on Monday.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 08, 2016 10:49 PM (kBIIG)

...............

Luckily I wore reflective clothes tonight when out running and no illegal jumped me from out of the ditch or I too could be big news on Monday. We can all dream right/

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 11:05 PM (4aaDj)

161 Just read that Canada Dry is going to introduce a new "Extra-Canadian"
version of its famous ginger ale brew. They say you'll be able to tell
it's "extra-Canadian" by the pic of Ted Cruz's face on every can.


Very fuckin' funny, asshole.

Posted by: Chester A. Arthur at April 08, 2016 11:05 PM (YJmuy)

162 I'm drinking one of these:

Ancho y Tamarindo
1 1/2 oz Ancho Reyes ancho chile liqueur
1/2 oz lime juice
4 oz Jarritos Tamarindo soda
lime wedge and ancho chile power for garnish

Highball glass over ice.

Not bad.

Posted by: Aviator at April 08, 2016 11:05 PM (c7vUv)

163 "But bad news, he's 17 so the death penalty is out."

During the whole Zimmerman-Martin imbroglio, you have no idea how often I heard it said around the SF Bay Area that Saint Trayvon Of The Bloodied Hoodie "... couldn't possibly have beaten up or threatened the life of a grown man. He was only seventeen!"

Posted by: torquewrench at April 08, 2016 11:05 PM (noWW6)

164 BTW, anyone that missed it. Space X got a twofer today. They got a Dragon to the ISS, and they landed the F9 on that ocean barge.

There is a lot of partying going on at Fishlips tonight.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 08, 2016 11:05 PM (kBIIG)

165 Molly, I just hit 58, three days ago.

Cheer up, lass. Don't go all prematurely Thelma & Louise on us.

Wait till your mid 80s, at least, before you drive offa the cliff, m'kay?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 08, 2016 11:06 PM (McRlu)

166 In one of those "things people stick up their asses" ER tales, and it's mostly men -- most of the docs say they've never seen a woman come in who accidentally sat on something after getting out of the tub or something. Now, the vagina, they've got some tales of that. Including one women who apparently used her hooch as some sort of special pocket to stash the really important stuff.

But any rate, and this was a female doc, told of some guy coming in with something rammed up his ass. She had to go fishing to get it out. Then a few days later he came back in the ER, again with something stuck up his ass.

She figured out he was getting off on her, and her specifically fishing things out of his rectum. He had figured out her shift and when she was working there, and then would ram something up there and come in for treatment and request her.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 08, 2016 11:06 PM (DW+jj)

167 155 Whoa. Hot Air has a link to a WaPo story about how Sweden has set up a number where you can get connected to a random Swede. I'd definitely do this during the drinking hours, but I checked and it's 5:00 AM in Sweden right now.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:03 PM (iMxBJ)


..............

Do it.............If she's up at 5 you will know she has ambition!

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 11:07 PM (4aaDj)

168 If they follow my example, the House of Saud can win in Yemen like I am winning in Syria. Let me be clear, as I have said before, "But we defeat them in part by saying you are not strong, you are weak. We send a message to those who might be inspired by them to say you are not going to change our values of liberty and openness and the respect of all people. And I mentioned at the baseball game yesterday, one of my proudest moments as president was watching Boston respond after the Boston marathon attack," because THAT is how you take it to the infidel.

Posted by: Wasted Black Pixels at April 08, 2016 11:07 PM (Fy9KA)

169 Shock. Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Acceptance.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:07 PM (hVdx9)

170 "Just not seeing a bright shining future for people like me/us."

I'm 40 and probably around 2/3s done. Cancer around 60 on my mom's side has been a big killer. It's either that or I live to 80 but have lost my mind, which is my dad's side.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:08 PM (9ym/8)

171 Howdy Blanco. I got a million of 'em!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 08, 2016 11:08 PM (ntObR)

172 Who knows how long we have. Any one of us could drop dead at any moment. The thought doesn't bother me really. I just want to go out quickly when my number's up.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:08 PM (0mRoj)

173 [Whoops! Just posted this in the previous thread by mistake. Well.. pro'ly won't get banned for that.]

Let's see... Disney, Cuomo, PayPal, Springsteen... I think there's more I'm forgetting? ... and no boys in the girls' room.

Haven't seen a downside to this NC law yet. Be nice to have it passed here.

Posted by: mindful webworker - man! at April 08, 2016 11:08 PM (5a8XA)

174 Did someone say football? I'd make a good special teams center. Hell, they wouldn't need a kicker really. I can hit a field goal from the 50 yard line.

Posted by: Roxy Raye at April 08, 2016 11:09 PM (DW+jj)

175 I'm 40 and probably around 2/3s done. Cancer around 60 on my mom's side has been a big killer. It's either that or I live to 80 but have lost my mind, which is my dad's side.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

Alzheimer's on both sides here. Plus 6-7 concussions thanks to football.
Then there are my political beliefs...

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:09 PM (hVdx9)

176 169 Shock. Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Acceptance.
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:07 PM (hVdx9)


Meh. Stick around and see what comes next. People are more interesting than you imagine.

Or just talk to some people 15 years older than you, and ask if they would have happily given up the last 5 years.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:10 PM (iMxBJ)

177 >>Wait till your mid 80s


I am not signing up for another 40 years of this shit.

Posted by: garrett at April 08, 2016 11:10 PM (5Z+8V)

178 She figured out he was getting off on her, and her specifically fishing things out of his rectum. He had figured out her shift and when she was working there, and then would ram something up there and come in for treatment and request her.

The dead giveaway was when she pulled a fine chardonnay, bouquet of roses and box of fine chocolates out of there, I'd bet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 08, 2016 11:10 PM (ntObR)

179 The only thing that does bother me is the thought that when I do die, my life will have meant fuck-all.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)

180 Howdy Blanco. I got a million of 'em!!

Now if you could just sell them for a buck each, the IRS would be all over you.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 08, 2016 11:10 PM (YJmuy)

181 I can't stop watching this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZqH7lv8HA&nohtml5=False

I'm not a fan of rap music, but this is fucking hilarious.

Posted by: rickl at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (sdi6R)

182 Do you have some unusual reason to believe this?
Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:04 PM (EzgxV)

SMOD, chaos, 9-Dash Line War, Littl' Un's provocations...who knows?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (s87AC)

183 178 She figured out he was getting off on her, and her specifically fishing things out of his rectum. He had figured out her shift and when she was working there, and then would ram something up there and come in for treatment and request her.

The dead giveaway was when she pulled a fine chardonnay, bouquet of roses and box of fine chocolates out of there, I'd bet.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 08, 2016 11:10 PM (ntObR)


Worst case: a ring.
Even worse: in a jeweler's box.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (iMxBJ)

184 I had an uncle who was in his forties, overweight, drank to excess, smoked a couple packs a day. He was in terrible condition.
So he quit smoking, went sober, started jogging on the local track.
6 months later he had dropped 50 lbs, looked great, clean and sober, the whole bit.
Doing his run one day he keeled over dead. Age 45.
I think about him a lot.

Posted by: navybrat at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (8QGte)

185 Did someone say football? I'd make a good special teams center. Hell, they wouldn't need a kicker really. I can hit a field goal from the 50 yard line.

Posted by: Roxy Raye at April 08, 2016 11:09 PM (DW+jj)


How about hockey pucks?

Posted by: New Jersey Devils at April 08, 2016 11:12 PM (UsLZp)

186 Meh. Stick around and see what comes next. People are more interesting than you imagine.

Or just talk to some people 15 years older than you, and ask if they would have happily given up the last 5 years.

Posted by: Splunge
****

Not giving up. More preparing than anything else. I'll not go quietly, but the direction seems to be downward.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:12 PM (hVdx9)

187 Splunge, LOL.

There must have been quite the conversation at the jewelry store returns window.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 08, 2016 11:13 PM (ntObR)

188
Or just talk to some people 15 years older than you, and ask if they would have happily given up the last 5 years.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:10 PM (iMxBJ)

.................

Mr k is 15 yrs older than I am. I will ask tomorrow but I suspect I know the answer.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 11:13 PM (4aaDj)

189 181 I can't stop watching this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZqH7lv8HA&nohtml5=False

I'm not a fan of rap music, but this is fucking hilarious.
Posted by: rickl at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (sdi6R)

It's Andy Samberg's music group The Lonely Island. Same guys that did "Like A Boss" and "Jizz in my Pants."

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

190 In effect, the farther from the basis of Western Civilization you are, the more morally pure and oppressed you are.
Posted by: The Kyriarchical Hat at April 08, 2016 10:56 PM (vBeA5)


Unless it is a minority male that is a college or professional athlete. At that point they become white, unless the "system" is exploiting them, and then they revert back to minority status.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 08, 2016 11:14 PM (1JnAL)

191 I've got to get up and take a nurse friend's kid to little league in the morning. Good night all.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 08, 2016 11:14 PM (kBIIG)

192 Molly K., there was discussion in an earlier thread about this. Do you happen to conceal carry?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/8)

193 Worst case: a ring.
Even worse: in a jeweler's box.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (iMxBJ)


................

Even worse a little folded note... "do you like me? Yes or no."

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 11:14 PM (4aaDj)

194 185: Sorry, too small. I just can't feel it for proper control.

Posted by: Roxy Raye at April 08, 2016 11:14 PM (DW+jj)

195 Alberta Oil Peon: I was expecting a bracketing to happen, then I realized Maet's not here.

Yeah, likewise.

"When the Maet's away, the mice will play."

I really wanted to put "primary political commenters" instead of mice, but it would've just ruined the rhythm, y'know?

Posted by: mindful webworker - man! at April 08, 2016 11:15 PM (5a8XA)

196 I went thru a bunch of weird questions before getting a kidney stone removed.. Turns out people fake them to go thru the procedure with nurses touching their junk. Now, your unconscious when this happens and the recovery is a bitch. So these clowns are getting off on the knowledge that while they were out some unknown women you he'd them.

Posted by: Jean at April 08, 2016 11:15 PM (cXiMR)

197 The only thing that does bother me is the thought that when I do die, my life will have meant fuck-all.

Posted by: Insomniac
****
Quiet desperation...

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:15 PM (hVdx9)

198
I reckon some day I'll get old enough to die. Can't bitch, it happens to all of us.

But I'll be havin fun right up to that instant.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 08, 2016 11:15 PM (P/8aq)

199 166 In one of those "things people stick up their asses" ER tales, and it's mostly men -- most of the docs say they've never seen a woman come in who accidentally sat on something after getting out of the tub or something. Now, the vagina, they've got some tales of that. Including one women who apparently used her hooch as some sort of special pocket to stash the really important stuff.

But any rate, and this was a female doc, told of some guy coming in with something rammed up his ass. She had to go fishing to get it out. Then a few days later he came back in the ER, again with something stuck up his ass.

She figured out he was getting off on her, and her specifically fishing things out of his rectum. He had figured out her shift and when she was working there, and then would ram something up there and come in for treatment and request her.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 08, 2016 11:06 PM (DW+jj)



Which, of course, is a perfect lead-in for the old joke....



Guy goes to the ER, has a dildo removed from his ass. Comes in a week later with the same complaint. This time, the doctor puts on the gloves, peeks in, grabs the first non-human thing he finds and pulls out a red rose. Guys still squawking, doctor fishes around....pulls out another red rose. ...and again... ...and again...



Finally, the doc thinks that's all of 'em, looks over at the debris table and says, "you had a dozen red roses stuffed up your ass...."



And the patient gasps out, "read the card!"

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:16 PM (EzgxV)

200 "Alzheimer's on both sides here. Plus 6-7 concussions thanks to football. "



Ouch.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:17 PM (9ym/8)

201 Sorry, too small. I just can't feel it for proper control.

Posted by: Roxy Raye at April 08, 2016 11:14 PM (DW+jj)


Hmmm, maybe discarding sabots?

Posted by: New Jersey Devils at April 08, 2016 11:17 PM (UsLZp)

202 As if one could understand any lyrics vomited out by Bruce Springsteen.
Posted by: April

Good point.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 08, 2016 11:17 PM (8AdYN)

203 155 Whoa. Hot Air has a link to a WaPo story about how Sweden has set up a number where you can get connected to a random Swede. I'd definitely do this during the drinking hours, but I checked and it's 5:00 AM in Sweden right now.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:03 PM (iMxBJ)



Is this "connected" via telephone, or will they actually go out on a date with you?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:18 PM (EzgxV)

204 Massachusetts Tranny Federation?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 10:55 PM (UsLZp)


Monsieur Turdeau's Fanbois.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 08, 2016 11:18 PM (3C9q2)

205 TAKAW: ...it is weird to think I will be dead in less than 10 years when I am only in my 40's?

I know whatcha mean. I'm in my seventh decade, and it's strange to think that in another seven decades I may have to think about moving on...

Posted by: mindful webworker - eveybody lives forever more or less at April 08, 2016 11:18 PM (5a8XA)

206 Prosecutors are saying Dennis Hastert molested up to four boys, including a 14 year old.

http://usat.ly/1S2hsyt

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 08, 2016 11:18 PM (vBeA5)

207 Quiet desperation...

Something like that.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:18 PM (0mRoj)

208 192 Molly K., there was discussion in an earlier thread about this. Do you happen to conceal carry?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/

.............

I don't. Again the ever critical Mr k laughs at me when I talk about getting a gun. He thinks I'm overreacting. My thinking is this..........should someone ever come into our home in the middle of the night he would be hiding under his pillow,. I basically am the man of the house and I feel I should be smart enough to protect us.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 11:19 PM (4aaDj)

209 "The only thing that does bother me is the thought that when I do die, my life will have meant fuck-all. "


Well, you don't know, Insom'.

Never know who you helped, who you influenced, what you may have done that had domino-effects on other people.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:19 PM (9ym/8)

210 "Alzheimer's on both sides here. Plus 6-7 concussions thanks to football. "



Ouch.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

Saw a comedian I still quote to this day.

Some people fear Alzheimer's. Not me. I look forward to it.
A new woman every night.
Every time is my first time.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:20 PM (hVdx9)

211 182 Do you have some unusual reason to believe this?
Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:04 PM (EzgxV)

SMOD, chaos, 9-Dash Line War, Littl' Un's provocations...who knows?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (s87AC)



All it takes is a few people deciding that they'll personally do something about it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:20 PM (EzgxV)

212 184 I had an uncle who was in his forties, overweight, drank to excess, smoked a couple packs a day. He was in terrible condition.
So he quit smoking, went sober, started jogging on the local track.
6 months later he had dropped 50 lbs, looked great, clean and sober, the whole bit.
Doing his run one day he keeled over dead. Age 45.
I think about him a lot.

Posted by: navybrat at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (8QGte)



Alcohol is a preservative.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

213 "The only thing that does bother me is the thought that when I do die, my life will have meant fuck-all. "

Well, you don't know, Insom'.

Never know who you helped, who you influenced, what you may have done that had domino-effects on other people.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:19 PM (9ym/

******

One screening of It's a Wonderful Life is prescribed here.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 08, 2016 11:21 PM (/ZRJR)

214 Saw some snow in the air this afternoon, too warm for it last on the ground, but tonight freeze warnings and light snow.

Global Warming!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:22 PM (9mTYi)

215 As if one could understand any lyrics vomited out by Bruce Springsteen.
Posted by: April

I do like Dancing In The Dark, though.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 08, 2016 11:22 PM (8AdYN)

216 "My thinking is this..........should someone ever come into our home in the middle of the night...."


That too, but I was more thinking about being out......walking, jogging.....like this girl at UT.

Not to say anything against Mr. K but I think I would.

Crazy. Shit. Happens.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:22 PM (9ym/8)

217 Prosecutors are saying Dennis Hastert molested up to four boys, including a 14 year old.

http://usat.ly/1S2hsyt

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 08, 2016 11:18 PM (vBeA5)


"Up to" includes zero. Not defending Hastert, but that's weasel-wording by the prosecution.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 11:23 PM (UsLZp)

218 I know whatcha mean. I'm in my seventh decade, and it's strange to think that in another seven decades I may have to think about moving on...



Posted by: mindful webworker
****


I wish you luck.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:23 PM (hVdx9)

219 "A new woman every night.
Every time is my first time."


Hehehehe.

That's a bright-side way to think about it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:24 PM (9ym/8)

220 "Again the ever critical Mr k laughs at me when I talk about getting a
gun. He thinks I'm overreacting. My thinking is this..........should
someone ever come into our home in the middle of the night he would be
hiding under his pillow,. I basically am the man of the house and I feel
I should be smart enough to protect us."

Wise.

In addition to weaponing up, there are a bunch of things that can be done to discourage nighttime break-ins, make them harder for the perp, and increase your odds should a confrontation occur.

Perhaps ace and the cobs could run an occasional thread on security.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 08, 2016 11:24 PM (noWW6)

221 Up to four means more than one, less than five

Posted by: ThunderB at April 08, 2016 11:24 PM (zOTsN)

222
My legacy will be our kids, and my fortune will have been my ginger.

All in all, a good deal.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 08, 2016 11:24 PM (P/8aq)

223 & (mostly) everyone has sex.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 08, 2016 11:25 PM (UbeIw)

224 >>Prosecutors are saying Dennis Hastert molested up to four boys, including a 14 year old.

Posted by: The Political Hat

What is it with these guys who were Speaker of the House?

Oh, gotta run John Boehner, Paul Ryan and are are sponsoring a cub scout troop.

Posted by: Harry Reid at April 08, 2016 11:25 PM (c7vUv)

225 I'm thinking that the American South will become like South Africa - all the Good People will boycott the states that aren't in line with the New Morality.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 08, 2016 11:26 PM (7qAYi)

226 The old men of my father's generation love to tell tales of what nurses do without batting an eye.

Kidney stones was one of 'em. One old codger was laughing. He was in terrible pain and looped up nearly out of his mind on opioids. They were going to use one of those ultrasonic stone buster things, and lowered in a little pool with a harness, with him otherwise nearly buck naked. He remembers this, and only this. He started hollering in pain. His wife was around, I think and told the details of the story.

One of his nuts had got caught under the strap of the harness and was being crushed. The nurse quickly looked when he started hollering, then lowered him down, and expertly fished that nut out and put it back in a safe zone.

And my father, embarrassed to death, but laughing, talks about the nurses just reaching and grabbing his pecker and putting it in the neck of the urinal bottles when he had to pee.

The bad thing is, when you're in the condition where nurses handle your junk like that, you're too sick or out of it or in pain to even think about enjoying it. And without Viagra, most of the guys couldn't enjoy it even if they were in top shape.



Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 08, 2016 11:26 PM (DW+jj)

227 "Perhaps ace and the cobs could run an occasional thread on security."


That would be interesting. The off Gun Threads or Prepping Threads occasionally wander off into this territory but that would be a good thing to discuss.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:26 PM (9ym/8)

228 & (mostly) everyone has sex.

Posted by: andycanuck
------------------

Dinah!

Posted by: 20,000 Lesbians having sex at April 08, 2016 11:26 PM (9mTYi)

229 Prosecutors are saying Dennis Hastert molested up to four boys, including a 14 year old.



http://usat.ly/1S2hsyt

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 08, 2016 11:18 PM (vBeA5)

Amateur.

Posted by: Harry Reid at April 08, 2016 11:26 PM (EY6Re)

230 Hehehehe.

That's a bright-side way to think about it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

I borrowed this from someone here I think.
I told my fiancé' if I am diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's to take me out to the mountains on a freezing cold night and leave me.
Then again that is assuming I live that long.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:26 PM (hVdx9)

231 221 Up to four means more than one, less than five

Posted by: ThunderB at April 08, 2016 11:24 PM (zOTsN)



"Up to four" means "maybe one, less than five."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:27 PM (EzgxV)

232 #223


Feel your pain.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:28 PM (9ym/8)

233 Turns out people fake them to go thru the procedure with nurses touching their junk. Now, your unconscious when this happens and the recovery is a bitch. So these clowns are getting off on the knowledge that while they were out some unknown women you he'd them.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 08, 2016 11:28 PM (UbeIw)

234 I'm thinking that the American South will become like South Africa - all the Good People will boycott the states that aren't in line with the New Morality.
Posted by: Josephistan
--------

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: NC HB2 at April 08, 2016 11:28 PM (9mTYi)

235 I don't. Again the ever critical Mr k laughs at me when I talk about getting a gun. He thinks I'm overreacting. My thinking is this..........should someone ever come into our home in the middle of the night he would be hiding under his pillow,. I basically am the man of the house and I feel I should be smart enough to protect us.
Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 11:19 PM (4aaDj)


Wow, your husband sounds like a loser.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 08, 2016 11:28 PM (fC9RO)

236
216 "My thinking is this..........should someone ever come into our home in the middle of the night...."


That too, but I was more thinking about being out......walking, jogging.....like this girl at UT.

Not to say anything against Mr. K but I think I would.

Crazy. Shit. Happens.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:22 PM (9ym/


.............

I agree. I get up at 5 and go a couple miles down a dark hiway with my dog. I really wouldn't trust her either to protect me. I will look into it

And just in case anyone thinks I'm too hard on Mr k remember this is the guy I made watch the Fox debate with me. Halfway through he looks over and says I think I like that guy, that's who I'm gonna vote for. I double checked with him and finally had to say " Uhh that's Brett Baier"

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 11:28 PM (4aaDj)

237 "Up to" includes zero. Not defending Hastert, but that's weasel-wording by the prosecution.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 11:23 PM (UsLZp)


No shit. The prosecutor should know exactly how many.

Posted by: CDR M at April 08, 2016 11:30 PM (McoS+)

238 I told my fiance if I am diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's to take me out to the mountains on a freezing cold night and leave me.
Then again that is assuming I live that long.
Posted by: Tilikum
---------------

No ice floes available?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:30 PM (9mTYi)

239 208, Molly, tough spot to be in. Unusual for a guy to feel that way. Maybe take him to a gunshop / range and rent a few things. He may enjoy it. But you do have to know how to protect yourselves, gun or no gun.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at April 08, 2016 11:30 PM (/WPPJ)

240 I better leave for the night. Too many personal items being raised.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 08, 2016 11:30 PM (UbeIw)

241 230 Hehehehe.

That's a bright-side way to think about it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

I borrowed this from someone here I think.
I told my fiancee if I am diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's to take me out to the mountains on a freezing cold night and leave me.
Then again that is assuming I live that long.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:26 PM (hVdx9)



There are things that don't happen all-at-once, and may be diagnosed at any point along the way. You don't want to be up on some mountaintop saying, "really??? because I forgot to put the seat down???"

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:30 PM (EzgxV)

242 Insomniac: The only thing that does bother me is the thought that when I do die, my life will have meant fuck-all.

Don't know if you'd think it counts, but all the Morons* and 'ettes have meant a lot to me, and to each other, I'm sure.

*Except that one guy, but not you.

!

A few things to do... BBL if I can.

Posted by: mindful webworker - sedimentally at April 08, 2016 11:31 PM (5a8XA)

243 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:19 PM (9ym/

True. I don't know. It's possible. It's just the thought of there having been no real meaning bothers me more than the thought of death.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:31 PM (0mRoj)

244 Saw some snow in the air this afternoon, too warm for it last on the ground, but tonight freeze warnings and light snow.

Global Warming!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:22 PM (9mTYi)


Man, it's been unseasonably warm here. Locals are talking about planting their gardens this weekend, an event usually scheduled for the May 24 weekend. I was in the yard, changing the water pump in #2 Suburban, and had to shed my sweatshirt, because too warm.


I saw a mirage today, too. Driving home from town at sunset, and about a mile into the 3-mile trip, I see the Rocky Mountains in front of me clear as day. Except you can't see them from here, below the horizon. So I went another mile past my corner, to the next high ground, and on the far western horizon was a thick bank of cloud. But the top of the cloud bank was wispy and ill-defined, not at all like the sharp mountain profile I had just seen. I think what I really saw was the shadow of the front range, cast onto the cloud bank by the setting Sun at the precise right position to do that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 11:31 PM (UsLZp)

245 'Sup, peeps. I figured that this video would be somewhat relevant to the recent Farcebook-related post:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsqZl3VqoM4

Somehow, I didn't know about these guys until now. That's a shame.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at April 08, 2016 11:31 PM (jV8Mq)

246 Uhh that's Brett Baier"
Posted by: Molly k
-------------

There is a lot to be said for innocence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:31 PM (9mTYi)

247 I don't. Again the ever critical Mr k laughs at me when I talk about getting a gun. He thinks I'm overreacting. My thinking is this..........should someone ever come into our home in the middle of the night he would be hiding under his pillow,. I basically am the man of the house and I feel I should be smart enough to protect us.

Posted by: Molly k
****

Molly, take it from someone who could have been the guy breaking into your home, you DO NOT want to be at their mercy. People will say I am scaremongering. I am telling you the worst case scenario which statistically is low.
With that said, do you feel lucky?
The people I grew up with enjoyed inflicting pain and suffering on others. They had all kinds of ways of justifying it too.
Better to have and not need...

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9)

248 There are things that don't happen all-at-once, and may be diagnosed at any point along the way. You don't want to be up on some mountaintop saying, "really??? because I forgot to put the seat down???"

Women can be rather petty and vindictive about such things.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:32 PM (0mRoj)

249 I double checked with him and finally had to say "Uhh that's Brett Baier"
:^/

Posted by: megyn kelly at April 08, 2016 11:33 PM (UbeIw)

250 I borrowed this from someone here I think.

I told my fiancee if I am diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's to
take me out to the mountains on a freezing cold night and leave me.

Then again that is assuming I live that long.


Don't even think about it!

Posted by: Flagstaff Solid Waste Dept. at April 08, 2016 11:33 PM (YJmuy)

251 212 184 I had an uncle who was in his forties, overweight, drank to excess, smoked a couple packs a day. He was in terrible condition.
So he quit smoking, went sober, started jogging on the local track.
6 months later he had dropped 50 lbs, looked great, clean and sober, the whole bit.
Doing his run one day he keeled over dead. Age 45.
I think about him a lot.

Posted by: navybrat at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (8QGte)



Alcohol is a preservative.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)


And tar gives a protective coating to your lungs.

Posted by: rickl at April 08, 2016 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

252 Up to four means more than one, less than five

Posted by: ThunderB at April 08, 2016 11:24 PM (zOTsN)


Let me guess. You don't read the fine print in the boobeh creme ads?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 11:34 PM (UsLZp)

253 There are things that don't happen all-at-once, and may be diagnosed at any point along the way. You don't want to be up on some mountaintop saying, "really??? because I forgot to put the seat down???"

Posted by: cthulhu
****
Heh. I am pretty darned good at putting the seat down. Well trained I guess. Heck, I am even better at putting the cap back on the toothpaste than she is.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:35 PM (hVdx9)

254 "Saw some snow in the air this afternoon, too warm for it last on the ground, but tonight freeze warnings and light snow. "


GD, Hammer, it's like you freakin' live in Maine or something.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:35 PM (9ym/8)

255 love is like ox

Posted by: name at April 08, 2016 11:36 PM (AG7GB)

256 Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9)

..............

You just convinced me. I sleep on the couch in the living room just past the front door. I really am the first line of defense in this house. We have 5 doors that can get into this house but this is the most obvious.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 08, 2016 11:36 PM (4aaDj)

257 Insomniac: The only thing that does bother me is the thought that when I do die, my life will have meant fuck-all.

Welcome to 99.9% of the world, mon ami.

Even people who were kings 300 years ago are just obscure trivia questions today.

Posted by: AD at April 08, 2016 11:36 PM (M18S9)

258 'ello 'rons

how hangs it?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 08, 2016 11:37 PM (dBmVV)

259 So why are they teaching you how to survive a grenade blast from a WWII era grenade?


The reaction drill is still the same, but a modern M67 has a much greater chance of fvcking you up even if you react correctly and in time. Those things are fairly terrifying and put out WAY more shrapnel than the old pineapples.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at April 08, 2016 11:37 PM (Wckf4)

260 258 'ello 'rons

how hangs it?
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 08, 2016 11:37 PM (dBmVV)

Gloomy and full of existential angst.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:38 PM (0mRoj)

261 "And tar gives a protective coating to your lungs."


This is going to sound stupid (because it is) but I can't remember that last time I had a cold or really bad allergies.


Just doesn't happen.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:38 PM (9ym/8)

262 Screw you!

Posted by: zombie louis xiv at April 08, 2016 11:38 PM (UbeIw)

263 I'm supposed to get snow tomorrow.

I still have to clean up all the twigs and branches from the lawn. This lawn will look like a vacant lot before I get a chance to mow it, at this rate.

Posted by: rickl at April 08, 2016 11:38 PM (sdi6R)

264
Even people who were kings 300 years ago are just obscure trivia questions today.
Posted by: AD at April 08, 2016 11:36 PM (M18S9)

Even so, there are people who love obscure trivia. So it all matters to someone, at some time.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 08, 2016 11:38 PM (7qAYi)

265 love is like ox
How you doin'?

Posted by: Gord at April 08, 2016 11:39 PM (UbeIw)

266 I've read all the comments and I must say that now I feel much more cheerful. Thanks everyone!

Posted by: Eeyore at April 08, 2016 11:39 PM (NeFrd)

267 251 212 184 I had an uncle who was in his forties, overweight, drank to excess, smoked a couple packs a day. He was in terrible condition.
So he quit smoking, went sober, started jogging on the local track.
6 months later he had dropped 50 lbs, looked great, clean and sober, the whole bit.
Doing his run one day he keeled over dead. Age 45.
I think about him a lot.

Posted by: navybrat at April 08, 2016 11:11 PM (8QGte)



Alcohol is a preservative.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

And tar gives a protective coating to your lungs.

Posted by: rickl at April 08, 2016 11:34 PM (sdi6R)



A couple of extra pounds makes for an easier recovery from a bout of food poisoning....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

268 To be clear, if anyone thinks I am talking about putting a gun to my head an pulling the trigger, I am not capable of doing such a thing.
I see a very ugly time ahead and I have played enough paintball, laser tag, etc. to understand I am not Rambo or the lucky type.
Not after sympathy or empathy.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:40 PM (hVdx9)

269 Gloomy and full of existential angst.

as expected, situation normal

carry on

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 08, 2016 11:40 PM (dBmVV)

270 253 Heh. I am pretty darned good at putting the seat down.
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:35 PM (hVdx9)


I was total crap at putting the seat down. Then I put in these "soft close" seats when I had to replace toilets. Now I'm damn near perfect. Somehow when it's just a little flipping motion, with no needed regard for consequences, I just always do it.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:40 PM (iMxBJ)

271 266 I've read all the comments and I must say that now I feel much more cheerful. Thanks everyone!
Posted by: Eeyore at April 08, 2016 11:39 PM (NeFrd)

Thanks for noticing us...

Posted by: Insomniac at April 08, 2016 11:41 PM (0mRoj)

272
261 "And tar gives a protective coating to your lungs."


This is going to sound stupid (because it is) but I can't remember that last time I had a cold or really bad allergies.


Just doesn't happen.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:38 PM (9ym/



I take zinc supplements regularly -- and have had far fewer colds and flus since I started doing so. Of course, my liver is probably galvanized......

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:41 PM (EzgxV)

273 "So why are they teaching you how to survive a grenade blast from a WWII era grenade? "


Watched a Kenda episode recently where a guy found a box of old pineapple grenades in an old garage. Just moved into the property and was sorting through old junk left behind. He started playing around with them apparently thinking they were replicas. But they weren't.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:41 PM (9ym/8)

274 Well, I once got my hand caught by industrial equipment (20 stitches) went head-first down stairs (6 screws in my shoulder) and last week I skidded 50 feet because some assclown decided to stop in the middle of the highway to make a right turn ahead of me. I worked jobs that made me puke every morning from stress. I once came within about a degree of rolling a truck avoiding a deer, I have discovered that pond-ice wasn't as thick as I thought it was (but the water was shallower than I expected in that moment), and once had the joy of having the black-powder shooter in the bench next to mine touch off as I was spitting a round-ball down the barrel of my rifle ( My first amazed thought was "I can be this surprised with my brains blown out?")

BUT, I figured I wouldn't live much past 30 for some reason. I figured that in spite of all my family dying mostly from chronic issues and old age I didn't have long to last.

SO I failed to plan accordingly.

Plan on living to be 90 and make sure you have things to do and goals to make and ideals to believe and fight for. You may not make it to five-score and ten, but you will have a better chance if you do something other than sit around and mope.

Now that I have been encouragingly uplifting I am going to drink whiskey and think of the lady I have just started dating.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 08, 2016 11:42 PM (6DMur)

275 I've read all the comments and I must say that now I feel much more cheerful. Thanks everyone!
Posted by: Eeyore at April 08, 2016 11:39 PM (NeFrd)


Me too!

Posted by: Lars von Trier at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (yJwni)

276 I've read all the comments and I must say that now I feel much more cheerful. Thanks everyone!
Posted by: Eeyore at April 08, 2016 11:39 PM (NeFrd)

I'd make a suggestion, but you wouldn't listen.

No one ever does.

Posted by: marvin the paranoid android at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (UbeIw)

277 AOP - Heh. The muffler on my truck started rusting through a month ago. I had dropped by the local guy I use to do exhaust work, and he was always too busy to get to it, so I put it off. It was getting pretty wheezey and loud, but not (by my standard) overly loud.

Finally got it into the shop last week. My friend called me out to lift, laughing. "Well" he said, "at least I won't have to charge you a disposal fee."

Crappy cellphone pic:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jp8s3mk

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (9mTYi)

278 272 I take zinc supplements regularly -- and have had far fewer colds and flus since I started doing so. Of course, my liver is probably galvanized......
Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:41 PM (EzgxV)


Your liver needs exercise like anything else. Bonus: usually your elbow gets a workout too.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (iMxBJ)

279 225 I'm thinking that the American South will become like South Africa - all the Good People will boycott the states that aren't in line with the New Morality.
Posted by: Josephistan at April 08, 2016 11:26 PM (7qAYi)


They have been doing it for over 150 years.

SC couldn't host any college bowl game or NCAA basketball tourney games for the past 15 years because of the Confederate flag. Before 2000 they did. Think the reason for the change in the Confederate flag had anything to do with Gore being swept in the South?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (1JnAL)

280 If you are looking for meaning in your own life, always keep in mind that sometime in the distant future our sun will become a red giant, will then enclose the orbit of the earth, the oceans will evaporate along with the atmosphere and our entire planet will become a burnt cinder.
So, enjoy today.

Posted by: navybrat at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (8QGte)

281 Even so, there are people who love obscure trivia. So it all matters to someone, at some time.
Posted by: Josephistan at April 08, 2016 11:38 PM (7qAYi)


I've been leaning towards the idea that the right actions are what matter, because results are a crapshoot, and no matter how successful and influential you are, it will all eventually be forgotten and washed away like footsteps on a beach.

Posted by: AD at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (M18S9)

282 "I've read all the comments and I must say that now I feel much more cheerful. Thanks everyone! "


See there? Just like that you've made somebody's day better and you didn't even know it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (9ym/8)

283 Hammer,

The other night you asked if I can see Reynolds Mountain from my house. Yes I can. We're on the east slope of Spivey Mountain, and have a great view of the opposite side of the French Broad valley.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (9ltS8)

284 He started playing around with them apparently thinking they were replicas. But they weren't.
Is his name 'Lefty' by any chance, Ricardo?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 08, 2016 11:44 PM (UbeIw)

285 " Of course, my liver is probably galvanized......"



Oh well, everything is a trade-off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:45 PM (9ym/8)

286
In my experience people in their 40's considering their mortality are doing so because they're sensing that they need to start making their health a priority and they're rationalizing an excuse for not addressing it responsibly.
All I can tell you as a former 40-year-old is that being old is no fun when you're sick and I coulda saved myself alot of very real misery if I had stepped up healthwise back then.

Posted by: MAx at April 08, 2016 11:45 PM (LAliD)

287 "Is his name 'Lefty' by any chance, Ricardo?"

It was.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:45 PM (9ym/8)

288 I pee in the sink. It's not always popular with the family members. But it does eliminate the 'leaving the seat up' conundrum

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 08, 2016 11:45 PM (dBmVV)

289 Finally got it into the shop last week. My friend called me out to lift,
laughing. "Well" he said, "at least I won't have to charge you a
disposal fee."


Since the job was half done, did he knock 50% off the labor?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 08, 2016 11:45 PM (YJmuy)

290 "Heh. The muffler on my truck started rusting through
a month ago. I had dropped by the local guy I use to do exhaust work,
and he was always too busy to get to it, so I put it off. It was getting
pretty wheezey and loud, but not (by my standard) overly loud.



Finally got it into the shop last week. My friend called me out to
lift, laughing. "Well" he said, "at least I won't have to charge you a
disposal fee."



Crappy cellphone pic:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jp8s3mk





Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South"

Worst case of muffler termites I ever seen.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 08, 2016 11:46 PM (9ltS8)

291 281 I've been leaning towards the idea that the right actions are what matter, because results are a crapshoot, and no matter how successful and influential you are, it will all eventually be forgotten and washed away like footsteps on a beach.
Posted by: AD at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (M18S9)


Agreed. If it matters at the time, it matters. Why should some historian 300 years from now get to decide that?

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:46 PM (iMxBJ)

292 Kindlot, I kind of wonder if I will end up like you and actually hope I will.
With that said, I wouldn't bet on it.
I raise a glass to you.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)

293 268 To be clear, if anyone thinks I am talking about putting a gun to my head an pulling the trigger, I am not capable of doing such a thing.
I see a very ugly time ahead and I have played enough paintball, laser tag, etc. to understand I am not Rambo or the lucky type.
Not after sympathy or empathy.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:40 PM (hVdx9)



Let's just say that I'm not about to take Mal's pledge....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:47 PM (EzgxV)

294 175 I'm 40 and probably around 2/3s done. Cancer around 60 on my mom's side has been a big killer. It's either that or I live to 80 but have lost my mind, which is my dad's side.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

Alzheimer's on both sides here. Plus 6-7 concussions thanks to football.


Living is bad for your health. There are no guarantees that you will die young or live old. I come from family lines that live a while. One side smoked heavily and were mean drunks and yet lived into there 90s. The other side lived into there 90s also minus the drinking and smoking. Good genes I guess.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 08, 2016 11:47 PM (FY0Rj)

295 @283

I can't believe you two haven't met. You live like 8 blocks from each other.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:48 PM (9ym/8)

296 I take zinc supplements regularly -- and have had far fewer colds and flus since I started doing so. Of course, my liver is probably galvanized......

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:41 PM (EzgxV)


I buy a product, sold here in Canada, called Cold FX. It's an extract of ginseng, plus other herbs. It's not a cold cure, but it does seem to stop a cold dead in its tracks if you dose up with it at the first sign of a sniffle or a scratchy throat. Just last Tuesday, I was getting set to ride to Portland, OR, with a buddy for the big swap meet. Woke up with that dread scratchy throat. Took 3 capsules of Cold FX right away, 3 more at mid-day, 3 in the evening, and the same routine the next day. Scratchy throat went away, cold never materialized.


I have had this experience often enough now for it to be more than coincidence. I am convinced the stuff works to prevent a cold if I take it as soon as the first indications of a cold present. Leave it too late, and it does nothing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 11:48 PM (UsLZp)

297 There was some musician, who lived to an extremely old age, with a great quote: "If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself."

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:49 PM (iMxBJ)

298 The other night you asked if I can see Reynolds Mountain from my house. Yes I can. We're on the east slope of Spivey Mountain, and have a great view of the opposite side of the French Broad valley.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
----------------

I've been up there a number of times, to fuss with radio repeaters located at the top. Yup. Nice views there.

We do not live on Reynolds. In point of fact, the entire development is on my S-List. We live just below, but above Merrimon. In Lake View Park.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:49 PM (9mTYi)

299 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at April 08, 2016 11:49 PM (N9VHf)

300 275 I've read all the comments and I must say that now I feel much more cheerful. Thanks everyone!
Posted by: Eeyore at April 08, 2016 11:39 PM (NeFrd)

Me too!
Posted by: Lars von Trier at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (yJwni)

Ditto. I guess.
Well, as cheerful as possible.
Maybe.

Posted by: Leonard Cohen at April 08, 2016 11:49 PM (T/5A0)

301 "BREAKING: States rush to pass transgender bathroom laws in a last-ditch
effort to protect their residents from Bruce Springsteen's music."
---

Hahahaha.

So true. Springsteen has painfully long shows (4+ hours) and punctuates the shows with the most bizarre grimaces on his face. Not pleasant to watch.

Maybe he should visit a doctor?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at April 08, 2016 11:50 PM (MrV8Y)

302 Living is bad for your health. There are no guarantees that you will die young or live old. I come from family lines that live a while. One side smoked heavily and were mean drunks and yet lived into there 90s. The other side lived into there 90s also minus the drinking and smoking. Good genes I guess.

Posted by: Puddleglum
****

Cause of death? Life.
Genes are a hell of a thing.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:50 PM (hVdx9)

303 Back from drinks with a charming young lady.

In answer to a question from earlier in the day - yes, bars still have sugar cubes, or at least the three we visited all did.

I see a lot of 'woe-is-me' sorta stuff here.

Perspective: I've got PD and dementia, and when the meds don't work, I shake like an iced-down chihuahua in a north wind and can barely remember where my feet are.

Is this depressing? You betcha.

Ever make me wanna eat my gun? Yeah, pretty regularly there, for a while.

Make me wonder what, if anything, it all means? Of course. I'm a fool, not an idiot.

But for all that, I have to carry on. I don't know why, but I do.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 08, 2016 11:50 PM (lutOX)

304 "When you lick the outlet"


How many times has the obvious joke been made already?

Posted by: The Penguin at April 08, 2016 11:50 PM (ufy6O)

305 275 I've read all the comments and I must say that now I feel much more cheerful. Thanks everyone!
Posted by: Eeyore at April 08, 2016 11:39 PM (NeFrd)



They're ok, I guess.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 08, 2016 11:50 PM (FY0Rj)

306 300 Posted by: Leonard Cohen at April 08, 2016 11:49 PM (T/5A0)

It's not really meant that way, I guess, but "Tower of Song" always puts me in a good mood.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:51 PM (iMxBJ)

307 Actually it is Yo!
On a phone.

Posted by: Yo! at April 08, 2016 11:51 PM (N9VHf)

308 "295
@283



I can't believe you two haven't met. You live like 8 blocks from each other.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill"

Supposedly the next gun show at the Ag Center we are going to meet there.

Which would be Sat May 14.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 08, 2016 11:51 PM (9ltS8)

309 @268

Not thinking that at all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:51 PM (9ym/8)

310 Damned sock.

Posted by: Chi at April 08, 2016 11:51 PM (ufy6O)

311 I've been leaning toward getting right with God

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 08, 2016 11:51 PM (dBmVV)

312 Worst case of muffler termites I ever seen.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
-----------

Yeah. You know how you see exhaust bits lying on the side of the road every now and then? Well, one of them is mine. I never heard the thing fall off.

Turns out that the cat makes a pretty fair muffler.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:51 PM (9mTYi)

313 Also, I know five songs from the late 90's to the 10's. There also seems to be no pattern to how I know the random songs, which I find unsettling.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at April 08, 2016 11:52 PM (MrV8Y)

314 Sorry to be so gloomy everyone. We live in interesting times and I am not an optimist.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:53 PM (hVdx9)

315 >> "When you lick the outlet"


Monica was great at that.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 08, 2016 11:53 PM (xUVR8)

316 I can't believe you two haven't met. You live like 8 blocks from each other.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
-------------

A good bit more than that, but easily within artillery range.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:54 PM (9mTYi)

317 Welcome to 99.9% of the world, mon ami.

Even people who were kings 300 years ago are just obscure trivia questions today.
Posted by: AD at April 08, 2016 11:36 PM (M18S9)

Probably true unless they gave themselves Prima Nocta.

Posted by: Edward Longshanks at April 08, 2016 11:54 PM (1JnAL)

318 Turns out that the cat makes a pretty fair muffler.

Bet that engine just purrs.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 08, 2016 11:54 PM (YJmuy)

319 Chi, The Penguin.....things make a lot more sense.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 08, 2016 11:55 PM (EzgxV)

320 @ 303

Uncle Palpatine, you got no choice in the matter.

It's your JOB to carry on.

Sucks once in a while, but there it is,

Posted by: irongrampa at April 08, 2016 11:55 PM (P/8aq)

321 "I've been up there a number of times, to fuss with radio repeaters located at the top. Yup. Nice views there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

If the shit show ever goes down, We have a terrific defensive position up here. I plan on using the towers on Spivey to observe everything for miles and miles if that happens.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 08, 2016 11:55 PM (9ltS8)

322 Supposedly the next gun show at the Ag Center we are going to meet there.

Which would be Sat May 14.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
---------------

Hmm. Must check calendar. I have a reunion in May, down at Myrtle Beach.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:55 PM (9mTYi)

323 315 >> "When you lick the outlet"
Monica was great at that.
Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 08, 2016 11:53 PM (xUVR


She's not alone.

Posted by: Huma "I'm with Her" Abedin at April 08, 2016 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)

324 " I've been leaning toward getting right with God"

God knows what I think about him and I think I know what he thinks of me.

We're pretty okay.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:56 PM (9ym/8)

325
I will tell y'all that you need to get that colonoscopy done for your 50th birthday gift to yourself. They found colon cancer in me first time. Three weks later all gone: thanks Doc!!!
Shittin' in a bag would totally suck. Just do it.

Posted by: MAx at April 08, 2016 11:56 PM (LAliD)

326 >>Springsteen has painfully long shows (4+ hours) and punctuates the shows with the most bizarre grimaces on his face.


He does look like he's soiling a diaper when he's on stage.

Posted by: garrett at April 08, 2016 11:56 PM (xUVR8)

327 >> A good bit more than that, but easily within artillery range.

155 field or 16in/50 naval?

Posted by: JEM at April 08, 2016 11:56 PM (o+SC1)

328 So who wants to meet in Vegas In couple weeks?
I'm more fun in person. Swearsies!

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)

329 "shake like a freezing Chihuahua"

Yep....you should see the soldering I'm doing.

Posted by: Lars von Trier at April 08, 2016 11:57 PM (yJwni)

330 320 @ 303 you got no choice in the matter.
It's your JOB to carry on.
Sucks once in a while, but there it is,
Posted by: irongrampa at April 08, 2016 11:55 PM (P/8aq)


That is the whole thing in a nutshell, right there.

Posted by: Splunge at April 08, 2016 11:57 PM (iMxBJ)

331 Dang...off gloomy sock

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 08, 2016 11:57 PM (yJwni)

332 311 I've been leaning toward getting right with God
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 08, 2016 11:51 PM (dBmVV)


"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

Notice God does the cleansing. You are not expected to "clean yourself up" first.

Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 08, 2016 11:57 PM (rRHdN)

333 Crappy cellphone pic:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jp8s3mk

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:43 PM (9mTYi)


Gee, a virtual muffler!


I had to fix an exhaust leak on the same Suburban. Turned out to be nothing more than loose nuts on the donut flange that holds the head pipe to the manifold. Thought I would need a new donut, but it seemed to be intact. Got the nuts off the studs OK, put anti-seize on the studs, tightened everything up, and woo-hoo, no leak.


But I will need a new water pump, and both the tensioner pulley and idler wheel for the serpentine belt are noisy, as is the alternator bearing. So I get to replace all those. And I probably ought to replace the brake hard lines on the rear axle, as they are encrusted with rust.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 08, 2016 11:57 PM (UsLZp)

334 320 @ 303

Uncle Palpatine, you got no choice in the matter.

It's your JOB to carry on.

Sucks once in a while, but there it is,
Posted by: irongrampa at April 08, 2016 11:55 PM (P/8aq)
***
Family motto is "One day more."

Yeah, I'm carrying on, having fun when it's fun, gritting my teeth when it ain't.

What else can one do?

And everyone, but everyone, is in the same spot, even if they don't know it yet. Me? I'm lucky to be going through the ravages of extreme old age when I'm young and strong enough to bear them. How people in their 80's can take this, I'll never know.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 08, 2016 11:58 PM (lutOX)

335 "Sorry to be so gloomy everyone. We live in interesting times and I am not an optimist."


Don't be. The time is "interesting" but the things you can do with are even more so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 08, 2016 11:58 PM (9ym/8)

336 We have a terrific defensive position up here.
---------------

That is certainly true. There's only one easy way up there. The rest is steep, and fairly exposed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 08, 2016 11:58 PM (9mTYi)

337 Why would anybody want a slice of Yemen, that place is a shit heap

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at April 08, 2016 11:58 PM (C+vbB)

338 >> So true. Springsteen has painfully long shows (4+ hours)
>> and punctuates the shows with the most bizarre grimaces
>> on his face. Not pleasant to watch.

Not to mention the fact that it's all been money-grubbing crap since about the mid '70s.

I've hated almost every bit of his fatuous garbage I've ever heard, the band and the music's often been great but the lyrics are utter crap and the vocals over-mannered bullshit.

Posted by: JEM at April 08, 2016 11:58 PM (o+SC1)

339 I still don't feel very cheerful.

Posted by: Morrisey at April 08, 2016 11:59 PM (FkBIv)

340 Having had all these, I'm going for Team Bloody Mary. Hell I'll drink spicy V8s for fun.

As for eye contact with dogs and horses, not sure. I do have trouble with eye contact with humans though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo, brought to you by carls jr at April 08, 2016 11:59 PM (iQF50)

341 My outlet is always available.

I'm a Ph.D in licking of outlets. If you need any pointers, just give me a wink.

Posted by: Roxy Raye at April 08, 2016 11:59 PM (DW+jj)

342 That is certainly true. There's only one easy way up there. The rest is steep, and fairly exposed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer
****

Always take the high ground.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:59 PM (hVdx9)

343 325
I will tell y'all that you need to get that colonoscopy done for your 50th birthday gift to yourself.
Posted by: MAx at April 08, 2016 11:56 PM (LAliD)

And for God's sake, make sure you get a doctor to do it!

Posted by: Josephistan at April 08, 2016 11:59 PM (7qAYi)

344 "So who wants to meet in Vegas In couple weeks? "


If I could, I would. Nothing like a weekend in Vegas......or thereabouts.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:00 AM (9ym/8)

345 Be happy, above all.
Like Dennis Prager says, being happy is not just a good thing in and of itself, it is a moral imperative.
Illegitimi non carburundum

Posted by: navybrat at April 09, 2016 12:00 AM (8QGte)

346 Winston Churchill was a master of "keeping on." Read The Last Lion: Alone, the masterful second volume of Manchester's biography. He kept on through years of rejection, saying what needed to be said, though few listened.

The text on the Churchill family crest? "Faithful but unfortunate."

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:00 AM (iMxBJ)

347 >> And for God's sake, make sure you get a doctor to do it!

Actually, any Mideastern economic refugee will suffice.

Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 12:00 AM (o+SC1)

348 Bet that engine just purrs.
But the tailpipe always needs work.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 09, 2016 12:00 AM (UbeIw)

349 First episode of "Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta".

Of course the nekomimi computer character was actually a dirty old man...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (vBeA5)

350 The Penguin sock came from a response to a much earlier comment - "looks like you blew a seal" joke.

Posted by: Chi at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (ufy6O)

351 337 Why would anybody want a slice of Yemen, that place is a shit heap
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at April 08, 2016 11:58 PM (C+vbB)

First our neighbors, then the world

Posted by: Roman Proverb at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (7qAYi)

352 339 I still don't feel very cheerful.
Posted by: Morrisey at April 08, 2016 11:59 PM (FkBIv)


And you never will. Because you suck.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (iMxBJ)

353 323 315 >> "When you lick the outlet"
Monica was great at that.
Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 08, 2016 11:53 PM (xUVR

She's not alone.
Posted by: Huma "I'm with Her" Abedin at April 08, 2016 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)


I love to lick the outlet!!!

Nothing better for you than tossing some salad!!

Posted by: Rep Barney Frank at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (1JnAL)

354 And for God's sake, make sure you get a doctor to do it!

Are you telling me the guy with the vacuum cleaner hose and a GoPro isn't legit?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (YJmuy)

355 "I can't believe you two haven't met. You live like 8 blocks from each other.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill

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



A good bit more than that, but easily within artillery range.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South"

According to google maps, ~ 4.44 miles as the crow flies.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (9ltS8)

356 "I've got PD and dementia"


Really? What is "PD?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (9ym/8)

357 My outlet is always available.

I'm a Ph.D in licking of outlets. If you need any pointers, just give me a wink.


Posted by: Roxy Raye
****

You owe me a watch. IYKWIM

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 09, 2016 12:02 AM (hVdx9)

358 337 Why would anybody want a slice of Yemen, that place is a shit heap
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at April 08, 2016 11:58 PM (C+vbB)


No doubt. But I roast my own coffee, and the best Yemen coffees are f*cking amazing.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:02 AM (iMxBJ)

359 311

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" John 1:12

Our job = accept the gift
God's job = make you His child

Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 09, 2016 12:02 AM (rRHdN)

360 I still don't feel very cheerful.
Posted by: Morrisey
****

You are the quintessential whiney bitch.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 09, 2016 12:03 AM (hVdx9)

361 >> If I could, I would. Nothing like a weekend in Vegas......or
>> thereabouts.

https://www.springmountainmotorsports.com

Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 12:03 AM (o+SC1)

362 359 311

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" John 1:12

Our job = accept the gift
God's job = make you His child
Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 09, 2016 12:02 AM (rRHdN)

Red-headed stepchild feels closer to the truth.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2016 12:03 AM (0mRoj)

363 Call 1-800-DOCTORB - The "B" is for "Bargain"!

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at April 09, 2016 12:04 AM (7qAYi)

364 So tonight I got to drink beers with fellow Republicans who weren't creepy lobbyist types. It was fun. Some were pretty excitable though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo, brought to you by carls jr at April 09, 2016 12:04 AM (iQF50)

365 "He kept on through years of rejection, saying what needed to be said, though few listened. "

Oft quoted but I can't confirm, Sir Winston's last words being "I'm so bored with it all" as he lie in bed, moments before passing.


The guy was a stick of dynamite.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:04 AM (9ym/8)

366 364 So tonight I got to drink beers with fellow Republicans who weren't creepy lobbyist types. It was fun. Some were pretty excitable though.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo, brought to you by carls jr at April 09, 2016 12:04 AM (iQF50)


Any Republican who is not excitable these days is not paying attention.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:05 AM (iMxBJ)

367 >> Are you telling me the guy with the vacuum cleaner hose
>> and a GoPro isn't legit?

A twenty-year-old "underage" Muslim refugee with a hard-on can do the job for a tiny fraction of your Obamacare premium.

Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 12:05 AM (o+SC1)

368 So tonight I got to drink beers with fellow Republicans who weren't creepy lobbyist types. It was fun. Some were pretty excitable though.


Posted by: boulder terlit hobo
****

You'd think the booze would tamp that down a bit.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 09, 2016 12:05 AM (hVdx9)

369 Really? What is "PD?"
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (9ym/
***
Parkinson's Disease.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:05 AM (lutOX)

370 "According to google maps, ~ 4.44 miles as the crow flies."


Ah.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:06 AM (9ym/8)

371 >> So tonight I got to drink beers with fellow Republicans who
>> weren't creepy lobbyist types. It was fun. Some were
>> pretty excitable though.

Suppose I ought to look for some of those around here, but we all basically walk around in emotional niqabs.

Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 12:07 AM (o+SC1)

372 "Parkinson's Disease."


Oh, crap. I had no idea.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:07 AM (9ym/8)

373 Is it braging to say I am spending a week in Vegas for about $200? Because I am trying to brag a little.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 09, 2016 12:07 AM (hVdx9)

374 Oft quoted but I can't confirm, Sir Winston's last words being "I'm so bored with it all" as he lie in bed, moments before passing.


The guy was a stick of dynamite.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:04 AM (9ym/

Soldier, statesman, author, artist. A central figure in the major events of a nearly a century. The original Most Interesting Man in The World

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at April 09, 2016 12:07 AM (7qAYi)

375 328 So who wants to meet in Vegas In couple weeks?
I'm more fun in person. Swearsies!
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 08, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)


If you extend that time frame, I'd be up for it. Was just there in February.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:08 AM (iMxBJ)

376 Oh there was one (drunk) woman there who was a Democrat. She said that a woman president would be sure to make life better for women.

I told her about Angela Merkel in Germany. That her policies have not made life better for the women in Germany; because non-German men have migrated in to... well, you know.

So here I am in my room alone again. How does *that* work

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo, brought to you by carls jr at April 09, 2016 12:08 AM (iQF50)

377 A twenty-year-old "underage" Muslim refugee with a hard-on can do the job for a tiny fraction of your Obamacare premium.
Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 12:05 AM (o+SC1)


Bonus is that his dick is still covered in goat scamper juice, so he won't charge you for lube!

Posted by: Obamacare Platinum Plan at April 09, 2016 12:08 AM (1JnAL)

378 Really? What is "PD?"
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:01 AM (9ym/
***
Parkinson's Disease.

And I'll be 43 this year, which explains why I am doing all I can to live as well as I can while I can. I recommend this to all, irrespective of their health or lack thereof.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:09 AM (lutOX)

379 JEM: there's assemblies and conventions going on here, so it's a GOP-heavy environment

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo, brought to you by carls jr at April 09, 2016 12:09 AM (iQF50)

380 The guy was a stick of dynamite.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:04 AM (9ym/

Soldier, statesman, author, artist. A central figure in the major events of a nearly a century. The original Most Interesting Man in The World

Posted by: Dr. Nick Rivier
****

The man is greatly underappreciated in his country and historically.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 09, 2016 12:09 AM (hVdx9)

381 "I told her about Angela Merkel in Germany. That her policies have not made life better for the women in Germany"

Haven't you heard?
Pointing out the obvious is now a hostile act.

Posted by: navybrat at April 09, 2016 12:09 AM (8QGte)

382 Doctor, smockter. I know more about the ins and outs of colons that any old doctor, and I'll do it for free. Besides, they don't go deep enough up there, and they put you to sleep so you can't enjoy it.

Now, where's my Great Dane, Rimmy? Here, boy......Oooops. There you are.....

Posted by: Roxy Raye at April 09, 2016 12:10 AM (DW+jj)

383 "Looks like you blew a seal"

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zSi-yCV-gQ4

Posted by: Chi at April 09, 2016 12:10 AM (ufy6O)

384 Haven't you heard?
Pointing out the obvious is now a hostile act.
Posted by: navybrat at April 09, 2016 12:09 AM (8QGte)

*****

When lies rule the land, the telling of truth is a treasonous act.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 09, 2016 12:11 AM (YLidQ)

385 PD meds can be a lot of fun, btw.

The levodopa - some it makes gamblers, but the handsome and charming ones, it makes womanizers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:12 AM (lutOX)

386 If you extend that time frame, I'd be up for it. Was just there in February.

Posted by: Splunge
****

Wish I could extend it, but then someone else would have to disappear. Oooo, did I say that out loud?
Damn.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 09, 2016 12:12 AM (hVdx9)

387 Red-headed stepchild feels closer to the truth.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2016 12:03 AM (0mRoj)


Due to my father who didn't show acceptance and was very hard to please, I have always kind of felt God only accepted me due to a technicality. He had to because of His promise and He was honoring the offer to every one else, so He may as well accept me too.

Through the years, He has shown me that He really does delight in me. He used my husband and other circumstances to teach me this. I'm slowly starting to trust His love.

Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 09, 2016 12:12 AM (rRHdN)

388 Posted by: Splunge

Aha, so they get wired on coffee and tear through the deserts like explosive energizer bunnies. What they don't know yet is that Im all jacked up on mountain dew

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at April 09, 2016 12:12 AM (C+vbB)

389 And you are ugly. In fact, quite ugly.
In the morning I shall be sober.

Posted by: W. Churchill at April 09, 2016 12:13 AM (hVdx9)

390 337 Why would anybody want a slice of Yemen, that place is a shit heap

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at April 08, 2016 11:58 PM (C+vbB)



Slice of Yemen?!?!?!? I thought those shitbags were selling me a slice of lemon!!!!

Posted by: Al-Qaeda leadership at April 09, 2016 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

391 Some chicken.

Some neck!

Posted by: zombie winston churchill at April 09, 2016 12:14 AM (UbeIw)

392 Waiter, pray remove this pudding. It has no theme.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at April 09, 2016 12:14 AM (yJwni)

393 389 And you are ugly. In fact, quite ugly.
In the morning I shall be sober.
Posted by: W. Churchill at April 09, 2016 12:13 AM (hVdx9)
***
Why stand when you can sit?

Love that the guy drank when he took his daily bath, and was a napper. There's a lot there worthy of emulation.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:14 AM (lutOX)

394 391 Some chicken.
Some neck!
Posted by: zombie winston churchill at April 09, 2016 12:14 AM (UbeIw)


Subtlest reference to The Godfather ever?

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:15 AM (iMxBJ)

395 "And I'll be 43 this year, which explains why I am doing all I can to live as well as I can while I can. I recommend this to all, irrespective of their health or lack thereof."



My God, man. I can't blame you. I hope to Hell you do live it up. Every day.



I'm sorry if I was a little hard on you early on.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:15 AM (9ym/8)

396 Lady Astor to Winston: Sir, if you were my husband, I'd give you poison!

Winston in reply: Madam, if you were my wife, I'd take it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 12:16 AM (DW+jj)

397 Why stand when you can sit?

Love that the guy drank when he took his daily bath, and was a napper. There's a lot there worthy of emulation.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

Sadly, they do not make men like Winston anymore.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 09, 2016 12:16 AM (hVdx9)

398 Posted by: Al-Qaeda leadership

Ah but a lemon by any other name is still as sour and devastating to the palate

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at April 09, 2016 12:16 AM (C+vbB)

399 I'm sorry if I was a little hard on you early on.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:15 AM (9ym/
***
Heh. you said "hard on."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:17 AM (lutOX)

400 No, Splunge. Churchill speaking to Canada's House of Commons.

3 minute video linked in my sock.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 09, 2016 12:18 AM (UbeIw)

401 397 Sadly, they do not make men like Winston anymore.
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 09, 2016 12:16 AM (hVdx9)


Such men emerge when the times call for them. Britain in the 30's was a pacifist society. One celebrated fellow said that if the Nazis arrived on Britain's shores, they should be asked what they wanted, and it should be promptly given to them.

Prosperity does have its hazards.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:18 AM (iMxBJ)

402 I had a chance to meet Churchill's daughter Mary Soames a few years back in my former life as a book appraiser. She told me that after she had her first child, she called up Sir Winston with the good news & told him that the baby looked just like him. "All babies look just like me" was his response.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 09, 2016 12:19 AM (7qAYi)

403 Posted by: publius

there is a great book called Distory out in the world somewhere that the madame gave me in which all of Churchill's great slams are documented. you should check it out

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at April 09, 2016 12:19 AM (C+vbB)

404 By the way, I don't think much of your current President.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at April 09, 2016 12:20 AM (yJwni)

405 "Heh. you said "hard on."


Always try to do my part.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:20 AM (9ym/8)

406 400 No, Splunge. Churchill speaking to Canada's House of Commons.
3 minute video linked in my sock.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 09, 2016 12:18 AM (UbeIw)


Ah. New to me. Thanks.

What I was thinking of was: "Some story. Some Luca." More of a big deal in the book, where you eventually learned the story. In the movie, it was a throwaway line.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:20 AM (iMxBJ)

407 It's simple. Be grateful for every day.
Every single day. Thank your maker in whatever way you can.
I am not a young person and I have been to a lot of funerals of people way younger than me. It's never an easy thing to do.
Tomorrow is promised to no one.

Posted by: navybrat at April 09, 2016 12:21 AM (8QGte)

408 " By the way, I don't think much of your current President."



Well, neither do I. Say, you're have American, right?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:21 AM (9ym/8)

409 Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
-- Winston Churchill

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 09, 2016 12:21 AM (9mTYi)

410 404 By the way, I don't think much of your current President.
Posted by: Winston Churchill at April 09, 2016 12:20 AM (yJwni)


I try not to think of him much either, but he keeps interfering in my life.

Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 09, 2016 12:21 AM (rRHdN)

411 "Half"



Dammit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:22 AM (9ym/8)

412 And another Churchill item...
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zuuejkq

Posted by: andycanuck at April 09, 2016 12:22 AM (UbeIw)

413
Sometimes,I'm amazed to have lived into my 70's.

Survived one war and a hell of a lot of "here,hold my beer" episodes.

Still wouldn't trade any of it.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 09, 2016 12:22 AM (P/8aq)

414 Good night all. Long day today.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 09, 2016 12:22 AM (yJwni)

415 G'night, Jinx!

Posted by: Emmie, fun to be around at April 09, 2016 12:23 AM (rRHdN)

416 Were you working as a muffler, Jinx???

Posted by: andycanuck at April 09, 2016 12:23 AM (UbeIw)

417 "Good night all. Long day today."


I missed you, Jinx. Drive start today?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:23 AM (9ym/8)

418 "I sleep on the couch in the living room just past the front door. I really am the first line of defense in this house."

I'd be carefully sizing up that door for sturdiness. There are some tricks to beef them up.

Put a motion detector outside. Slave an inside outlet to it. Lamp and stereo on the inside outlet. Movement outside? Lights come on and there's noise. Serves both to alert you, and convince goblins outside to go away.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 09, 2016 12:24 AM (noWW6)

419 No, the main point is that you can't tell how long you will last, so there is all the reason in the world to make contingency plans for living to 110.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 12:25 AM (6DMur)

420 413
Sometimes,I'm amazed to have lived into my 70's.

Survived one war and a hell of a lot of "here,hold my beer" episodes.

Still wouldn't trade any of it.
Posted by: irongrampa
-------------
And you're appreciated here more than you could possibly know.
I raise my glass to you, sir.

Posted by: Chi at April 09, 2016 12:25 AM (ufy6O)

421 317 Welcome to 99.9% of the world, mon ami.

Even people who were kings 300 years ago are just obscure trivia questions today.
Posted by: AD at April 08, 2016 11:36 PM (M18S9)

Probably true unless they gave themselves Prima Nocta.
Posted by: Edward Longshanks at April 08, 2016 11:54 PM (1JnAL)


See! Even if people *do* know you, it could be because some guy just came along 700 years later completely making shit up about you.

Posted by: AD at April 09, 2016 12:26 AM (M18S9)

422 "Always look on the bright side of life...

Posted by: Monty Python at April 09, 2016 12:28 AM (8AdYN)

423 Good night & good hockey.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 09, 2016 12:28 AM (7qAYi)

424 419 No, the main point is that you can't tell how long you will last, so there is all the reason in the world to make contingency plans for living to 110.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 12:25 AM (6DMur)


If you have that kind of money, Obama and his ilk will find a way to tax it.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:29 AM (iMxBJ)

425 Drive starts the 17th.... I'm like one of those Moose that gets the virus that makes them wander.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 09, 2016 12:30 AM (yJwni)

426 Time for the old folk. May try fishing if I can sneak out tomorrow.


As always, remember, we are Americans, so the head is held HIGH--most especially now.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 09, 2016 12:30 AM (P/8aq)

427 "Drive starts the 17th.... I'm like one of those Moose that gets the virus that makes them wander."


We still doing coffee somewhere?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:31 AM (9ym/8)

428 404 By the way, I don't think much of your current President.
Posted by: Winston Churchill at April 09, 2016 12:20 AM (yJwni)

I try not to think of him much either, but he keeps interfering in my life.
Posted by: Emmie



Heh.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 12:31 AM (8AdYN)

429 Churchill on Clement Atlee: A modest man with much to be modest about. And: An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing, and when the door opened, Atlee climbed out.

And on Chamberlain: An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last; He looked at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe; and: He always played the game, and he always lost it.

And on some other pol: He occasionally stumbles across the truth, but hastily picks himself up and carries on as if nothing ever happened.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 12:32 AM (DW+jj)

430 Sometimes,I'm amazed to have lived into my 70's.

Survived one war and a hell of a lot of "here,hold my beer" episodes.

Still wouldn't trade any of it.
Posted by: irongrampa
-------------
And you're appreciated here more than you could possibly know.
I raise my glass to you, sir.

Posted by: Chi
****

I second that

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at April 09, 2016 12:32 AM (hVdx9)

431 Clowns came in first, followed by taxidermists, sex shop owners, and funeral directors,

You stuff one freakin' hobo and everyone has an opinion.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 09, 2016 12:33 AM (sl+zA)

432 @429

We are at those times. You need a real "break glass in time of war" character.

I have one or two.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:34 AM (9ym/8)

433 I read in three places tonight that Levin, Beck, Hewitt, Erick Erickson, and others get paid handsome sums from PACs to support a candidate and bash another. I was disappointed to hear that. Could it be true? Am I just a Pollyanna?

Posted by: AnnaS at April 09, 2016 12:35 AM (P+I7L)

434 You stuff one freakin' hobo and everyone has an opinion.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 09, 2016 12:33 AM (sl+zA)
***
I know, right?

Everybody loves the Plains Indians, but Heaven forbid we try to preserve OUR way of life.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:35 AM (lutOX)

435 Favorite Churchill anecdote from Manchester's second volume: A young MP spewed immature insults at Churchill, in Parliament, violating several house rules. He was made to understand that he needed to trek out to Churchill's house and apologize. When he rang the bell, Winston was on the toilet; his servant answered the door, and went back to the bathroom to tell Churchill who had called.

His response was: "Tell him I'm on the privy and can take only one sh!t at a time."

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:36 AM (iMxBJ)

436 Could it be true? Am I just a Pollyanna?
Posted by: AnnaS at April 09, 2016 12:35 AM (P+I7L)


Better yet, what is the likelihood you are being lied to by someone with a political axe to grind, and wants you to grind it for him? For free?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 12:38 AM (6DMur)

437 "I was disappointed to hear that. Could it be true? Am I just a Pollyanna?"


It could be. I can't doubt anything. You'd like to think Rush and Levin and are above the payola, but, they got bills too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:38 AM (9ym/8)

438 Well as usual I arrive late in the ONT, but since there was some discussion of alcohol spurred by Cdr M's little drink chart -


Blended this year's limoncello just now. Meyer lemons (peels of 8 or so) in Smirnoff 100-proof vodka for 57 days. Peels removed, vodka run through cheese-cloth, then simple syrup added (2 parts syrup to 3 parts vodka ratio).


Been doing this for several years (Meyer lemon tree in the back yard - lemons are picked, and peels removed and placed in vodka in under 20 min., so no loss of oils/flavor). Usually it's spectacular - better than the real thing from Italy.


This year's vintage had a darker color. Have to wait til tomorrow, take out of the freezer and sample to see how this year's tastes.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 12:39 AM (QDnY+)

439 I read in three places tonight that Levin, Beck, Hewitt, Erick Erickson,
and others get paid handsome sums from PACs to support a candidate and
bash another. I was disappointed to hear that. Could it be true? Am I
just a Pollyanna?


Saw the same stuff. They claimed to have nailed Erickson, and just imply the rest are on the take.

Give it a few days to shake out, right now it sounds like conspiracy theory fodder.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 09, 2016 12:39 AM (YJmuy)

440
This year's vintage had a darker color. Have to wait til tomorrow, take out of the freezer and sample to see how this year's tastes.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 12:39 AM (QDnY+)
***
Lovely.

Do you ship?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:41 AM (lutOX)

441 "Everybody loves the Plains Indians, but Heaven forbid we try to preserve OUR way of life."

They lived a good life. Genders, roles, responsibilities were laid out. You lived by your word. You ate what you killed, and, anybody coming into your lodge owed the lodge.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:41 AM (9ym/8)

442 Speaking of drinking, I was discussing soju last week.
I had soju once, but I can't remember what it tastes like.

I suspect it tastes like you should be using it to sterilize needles.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 12:41 AM (6DMur)

443 I suspect it tastes like you should be using it to sterilize needles.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 12:41 AM (6DMur)
***
I had a soju-binge last Friday night. It was what she knew and was familiar with.

Yeah....

East Asia might have produced some amazing cultures, but good booze eludes them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:43 AM (lutOX)

444 Knew a dude from Northern China who could pound baiju all night. nasty stuff...I've smelled paint thinner with a better bouquet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:46 AM (lutOX)

445 435
Priceless! LOL

Posted by: navybrat at April 09, 2016 12:46 AM (8QGte)

446 443 East Asia might have produced some amazing cultures, but good booze eludes them.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:43 AM (lutOX)


Yup. I've had expensive MaoTai. Not as fancy as what Nixon drank with Mao, but still pretty high-end.

It tastes like the cheap stuff, except milder, and does not smell what you would call good. Any decent whiskey would kick its ass.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:46 AM (iMxBJ)

447 Uncle Palpatine, shipping booze is a no-no (besides, it really needs to be kept chilled to freezer temps).


And the supply's limited, and my local friends who know about it wait for their cut each spring.


An ONT moron has tasted the preserves made from the same tree's fruit, a retaliation for an unprovoked and generous gift of ceeegars from Central America.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

448 limoncello with lemonade is a super good tailgate drink

Posted by: concrete girl at April 09, 2016 12:48 AM (ceWrl)

449 Put a motion detector outside. Slave an inside outlet to it. Lamp and stereo on the inside outlet. Movement outside? Lights come on and there's noise. Serves both to alert you, and convince goblins outside to go away.
Posted by: torquewrench at April 09, 2016 12:24 AM (noWW6)


:::scribbles furiously:::

any other ideas?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at April 09, 2016 12:48 AM (1JnAL)

450 "Tell him I'm on the privy and can take only one sh!t at a time."


Oh, to have such pols today.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:48 AM (9ym/8)

451 coming for my self.

Posted by: name at April 09, 2016 12:49 AM (AG7GB)

452 It tastes like the cheap stuff, except milder, and does not smell what you would call good. Any decent whiskey would kick its ass.
Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2016 12:46 AM (iMxBJ)
***
Conversely, it took me about five years to learn how to make a decent pot of tea. I suppose every culture has things like that - huge blindspots and shortcomings.

Makes me proud to be a Westerner - we can and will take anything and everything from anywhere and everywhere.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:49 AM (lutOX)

453 Everybody loves the Plains Indians, but Heaven forbid we try to preserve OUR way of life.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine,

Can't even protect it from destruction because racism.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 12:49 AM (8AdYN)

454 Actually had a shochu or two in Okinawa that I quite liked. I think one with citrus flavor, but not sure. Long had a plan with a friend to hit the best stocked izakaya-style place we can find locally and try most of their shochus to find one we like.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 12:50 AM (QDnY+)

455 Great night.

Hasta, all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 12:50 AM (9ym/8)

456 Many Asians get headaches from drinking. But on the other hand, it may be cultural.
Remember, the Chinese had bronze casting and gun powder before the rest of the world, but even with the Jesuits to teach them in Macao, even up through the Boxer Rebellion the Chinese were not able to cast decent cannon.
Distilling may be a victim of similar mindset

Try shifting her to Raki or aguardiente. I found a lot of women do like that anise flavor and with Raki she gets to play with the cloudiness from dribbling ice water into it (Louching)

The lady I am seeing is Korean but she is also tea-total, so soju is out.
She does make a chili paste that is to die for, though.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 12:50 AM (6DMur)

457 my very un used.....

"supper" wrist's

Posted by: name at April 09, 2016 12:51 AM (AG7GB)

458 433 I read in three places tonight that Levin, Beck, Hewitt, Erick Erickson, and others get paid handsome sums from PACs to support a candidate and bash another. I was disappointed to hear that. Could it be true? Am I just a Pollyanna?
Posted by: AnnaS at April 09, 2016 12:35 AM (P+I7L)


Starting at the beginning of the primary season through the general election in a Presidential year, rumors and "concerned voters" appear out of the woodwork. Ignore them.

Be very wary of the ones that are concerned, Christian, conservatives the most.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at April 09, 2016 12:51 AM (1JnAL)

459 454 Actually had a shochu or two in Okinawa that I quite liked. I think one with citrus flavor, but not sure. Long had a plan with a friend to hit the best stocked izakaya-style place we can find locally and try most of their shochus to find one we like.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 12:50 AM (QDnY+)
***
Never drank with japanese. Chinese, mostly, with a smattering of Koreans and the occasional Vietnamese.

I'd expect the Japanese to have better stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:52 AM (lutOX)

460 70 Odd that jobs involving sex or death are creepy, since everyone dies & (mostly) everyone has sex.

But most of us only want to get sex from a small part of the population (maybe half for the kinkiest, down to "one" for the happily married who wish to stay that way), and death from none of it.

441 You ate what you killed

A few bison stampedes notwithstanding...

Posted by: mikeski at April 09, 2016 12:52 AM (BKBr8)

461 I read in three places tonight that Levin, Beck, Hewitt, Erick Erickson, and others get paid handsome sums from PACs to support a candidate and bash another. I was disappointed to hear that. Could it be true? Am I just a Pollyanna?

True or not, the main takeaway that should be taken from this election cycle is that the Infotainment ratings-whores who worship at the altar of Neilson should be regarded no more seriously than the daily horoscope- "for entertainment purposes only".

Whether they sell out in exchange for cash contributions or cheap, easy ratings by pandering to the lowest common denominator is irrelevant. They're not in the Principle Business, they're in the Entertainment Business and should be considered as such.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 12:52 AM (KRwzj)

462 concrete girl @448, good idea.


I've long toyed with ideas like mixing the limoncello with club soda, maybe straining through some fresh crushed mint or something, for a warm-weather cocktail.


Hmmm - what would THAT cocktail say about me?

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 12:52 AM (QDnY+)

463 It could be. I can't doubt anything. You'd like to think Rush and Levin and are above the payola, but, they got bills too.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill

Don't see Rush listed in her comment.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 12:53 AM (8AdYN)

464 The lady I am seeing is Korean but she is also tea-total, so soju is out.
She does make a chili paste that is to die for, though.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 12:50 AM (6DMur)
***
They do have some damned fine food, don't they?

The Future Empress is from Vietnam - those people do mop it up to some extent, and their cuisine is, in my experience, at least, uniformly excellent, provided you don't ask what is in it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:54 AM (lutOX)

465 Another great Churchill insult was this: George Bernard sent him a note or telegram inviting him to the opening of his latest play. He said, "Enclosed please find two tickets. Bring a friend, if you have one."

Churchill sent a reply, thanking him graciously for the tickets, and said, "Regret unable to attend opening due to prior engagement. Will attend second night, if there is one."


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 12:55 AM (DW+jj)

466
Ace is damn lucky he didnt get trolled by Kyra Kennedy the other day.

http://goo.gl/jYadfp

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 12:55 AM (iQIUe)

467 George Bernard *Shaw*, that is.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 12:55 AM (DW+jj)

468 Hmmm - what would THAT cocktail say about me?
Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 12:52 AM (QDnY+)
***
That you're a man of nice judgment. Sounds like just the thing for an August afternoon.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 12:56 AM (lutOX)

469 Ugh. Just went outside for a minute. VERY windy, and blowing wet snow. Still above freezing. Forecast windchill is 16 deg.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 09, 2016 12:57 AM (9mTYi)

470 An old story about Churchill at the WH with FDR. Churchill was chatting with Eleanor alone, and FDR wheeled up and jokingly said, "Winston, I'll have none of that."

Churchill supposedly said, "I don't blame you."

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 12:58 AM (DW+jj)

471 I had a free week of Starz on Amazon. I used it to watch Ash Vs Evil Dead.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 09, 2016 12:59 AM (VdICR)

472 Molly, so does your husband look like George Clooney?

Posted by: Lauren at April 09, 2016 12:59 AM (hbefS)

473 I read in three places tonight that Levin, Beck, Hewitt, Erick Erickson, and others get paid handsome sums from PACs to support a candidate and bash another. I was disappointed to hear that. Could it be true? Am I just a Pollyanna?
Posted by: AnnaS at April 09, 2016 12:35 AM (P+I7L)


FWIW, Levin denied it and said because of that accusation (he's accusing Roger Stone of passing it around), he's switching to #NeverTrump.

Posted by: AD at April 09, 2016 12:59 AM (M18S9)

474 Whether they sell out in exchange for cash contributions or cheap, easy ratings by pandering to the lowest common denominator is irrelevant. They're not in the Principle Business, they're in the Entertainment Business and should be considered as such.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 12:52 AM (KRwzj)

*****

Really now?

See, I think the biggest takeaway from this cycle is that GOP Establisment squishes created the conditions for their candidates to get killed early, and for Trump and Cruz to be the only viable candidates left because you those establishment assholes have deided that they know better than the flyover Roobs they purportedly represent.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 09, 2016 12:59 AM (YLidQ)

475 Hmmm - what would THAT cocktail say about me?
Posted by: rhomboid
----------

I'm just disappointed that they didn't have a Mason jar of clear whiskey.

It says that you're a contented redneck.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 09, 2016 01:00 AM (9mTYi)

476 Anyone who would dare to take a shot at Mark Levin is a complete and utter asshole, whom I would love to meet.

Levin is the ONLY one who defends our US Constitution at every turn, and explains WHY in layman's terms we should be all defend it.

Levin has been very fair in his treatment of all of the candidates. He has pointed out when candidates who call themselves conservatives, aren't, such as when Trump came down on the side of ethanol in Iowa.

Levin has had an open invitation for the Donald to come on his show, any time.

Levin, like myself, has given Trump every opportunity to advance his cause, I've looked the other way dozens of times while Trump has said the dumbest things ever uttered by any human aspiring to political office, and instead, Trump insults us, his supposed constituency.




Posted by: navybrat at April 09, 2016 01:00 AM (8QGte)

477 "had a free week of Starz on Amazon. I used it to watch Ash Vs Evil Dead."

Ha. We did the exact same thing.

Posted by: Lauren at April 09, 2016 01:00 AM (hbefS)

478 Uugghhhh....gotta love save tags.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 09, 2016 01:01 AM (YLidQ)

479 My favorite Churchill quote involving FDR was when he wrote later (I believe) that meeting FDR for the first time "was like having his first taste of champagne".


Forget parts of FDR's legacy - forget even whether FDR's personality was in fact so effervescent (though apparently it was) - just the metaphor is so perfectly brilliantly Churchill.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 01:01 AM (QDnY+)

480 Evening horde

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at April 09, 2016 01:01 AM (R5HRU)

481 Everybody loves the Plains Indians, but Heaven forbid we try to preserve OUR way of life.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine,

Can't even protect it from destruction because racism.
Posted by: AmeriDan

Better wording to begin above comment would be... Supposably not allowed to protect.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 01:01 AM (8AdYN)

482 Uugghhhh....gotta love save tags.
Posted by: Tim
----------

A stroke of genius, as it were.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 09, 2016 01:02 AM (9mTYi)

483
Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 01:01 AM (QDnY+)

So he hated him then?

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at April 09, 2016 01:02 AM (R5HRU)

484 Rush was actually mentioned. I guess I too would think he and Levin above that business.....who know maybe conspiracy.

Posted by: AnnaS at April 09, 2016 01:04 AM (P+I7L)

485 >>>468 Hmmm - what would THAT cocktail say about me?
Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 12:52 AM (QDnY+)
***
That you're a man of nice judgment. Sounds like just the thing for an August afternoon.

i agree.
what it says about me is i love my roots, am able to mix, drink and maintain whilst grilling pre-game.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 09, 2016 01:05 AM (ceWrl)

486 Rush was actually mentioned. I guess I too would think he and Levin above that business.....who know maybe conspiracy.
Posted by: AnnaS at April 09, 2016 01:04 AM (P+I7L)

*****

Rush at least, and possibly Levin, are in the 10s of millions category. I find it laughable to imagine they were bought.

Stay Puft Erikson is nowhere close, but is so Establishment that he would do it for free. He fancies himself a GOPe Kingmaker.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 09, 2016 01:08 AM (YLidQ)

487 4 Rush was actually mentioned. I guess I too would think he and Levin above that business.....who know maybe conspiracy.
Posted by: AnnaS

Thanks. I was going by what you had written, as I haven't seen anything on this yet. RK obviously has and knew Rush had been mentioned.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 01:10 AM (8AdYN)

488 I'm just disappointed that they didn't have a Mason jar of clear whiskey.

It says that you're a contented redneck.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 09, 2016 01:00 AM (9mTYi)
***
Ahh..the mason jar.....

Grew up in WV. My first taste of liquor was in a jelly-jar, poured from a quart jar, kept in the freezer.

memories....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 01:10 AM (lutOX)

489 Atlee went into the men's room at the Houses of Parliament right after Churchill, and Churchill moved down to "the end of the row." Atlee said, Shy, are you?

And Churchill goes, "In my experience, every time you see something that's big and works well, you tend to nationalise it."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 01:11 AM (xq1UY)

490 There was a story that Churchill said he saw Lincoln's ghost in the White House. He had been staring at one of those haunting paintings of Lincoln. He hated the Lincoln bedroom because of it. Anyway, he had taken a bath and walked out of the bathroom, naked save for his cigar, and walked into the bedroom.

There, he claims he saw Lincoln standing by the fireplace. He said he said, "Good evening, Mr. President. You seem to have me at quite a disadvantage." He said the Lincoln apparition just smiled and faded away.

Some damn European Queen, Willhelmina or something in 1942 was staying at the WH, and said she heard a knock on her bedroom door. She opened it, and said there stood Lincoln, with his stovetop hat. She fainted.

At any rate, I think even as late as Reagan, Maureen claimed to have seen Lincoln haunting the place.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 01:11 AM (DW+jj)

491 Rush at least, and possibly Levin, are in the 10s of millions category. I find it laughable to imagine they were bought.

Beck is worth north of $100 million.

Posted by: AD at April 09, 2016 01:11 AM (M18S9)

492 "any other ideas?"

Wish I could take credit for coming up with this one: a beat cop once told me that no one on either side of the law wants to walk in on a domestic incident in progress.

So if one is rigging up an audio system to come on in response to outside movement, record a furious and loud "argument" to play when it does.

"I hear someone outside! It's that disgusting slut you've been sneaking off with, I just know it! What are you up to now?"

"Shut up! She and I are just friends! And she's perfectly nice! Stop being such a jealous bitch all the time!"

::: sounds of breaking crockery and sobbing :::

Mr. Burglar will probably go try his luck somewhere calmer and quieter.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 09, 2016 01:11 AM (noWW6)

493 "At any rate, I think even as late as Reagan, Maureen claimed to have seen Lincoln haunting the place."

When Jimmy Carter eventually passes away, will a spectral killer rabbit roam the halls of the White House residence?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 09, 2016 01:13 AM (noWW6)

494 The following are the only acceptable cocktails for those possessing a cock over the age of 27:

Whiskey and water (a little ice is allowed)
Whiskey and soda
Gin or vodka and tonic
Gin or vodka and soda
Martini (gin or vodka with a moment of silence for the vermouth)
Bloody Mary, but only before noon.
Boilermaker (if in an establishment where the floor is covered in peanut shells)

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:15 AM (KRwzj)

495 It's that disgusting slut you've been sneaking off with, I just know it!

Not bad. But 'Why the hell do you always clean your guns when they're loaded?'
kind of works for me.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 01:15 AM (xq1UY)

496 Beck is worth north of $100 million.
Posted by: AD at April 09, 2016 01:11 AM (M18S9)

****

My bad. I only included credible talk show hosts.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 09, 2016 01:15 AM (YLidQ)

497 When Jimmy Carter eventually passes away, will a spectral killer rabbit roam the halls of the White House residence?
Posted by: torquewrench

With his self admitted lustful heart, it will probably be a Playboy bunny.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 01:16 AM (8AdYN)

498 494 The following are the only acceptable cocktails for those possessing a cock over the age of 27:

Whiskey and water (a little ice is allowed)
Whiskey and soda
Gin or vodka and tonic
Gin or vodka and soda
Martini (gin or vodka with a moment of silence for the vermouth)
Bloody Mary, but only before noon.
Boilermaker (if in an establishment where the floor is covered in peanut shells)

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:15 AM (KRwzj)
***
Gin and bitters
Gin gimlet
Old-fashioned

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 01:16 AM (lutOX)

499 Gin. And soda?
There has to be a punch line to this one...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 01:16 AM (xq1UY)

500 When Jimmy Carter eventually passes away, will a spectral killer rabbit roam the halls of the White House residence?

That rabbit was the ghost.

http://www.atomicmoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/rabbit-2.jpg

Posted by: AD at April 09, 2016 01:17 AM (M18S9)

501

It looks like the social tide is turning: SJWs told "no".

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hdunxrf

Ohio State University listened to their demands, said no, and gave them a timetable. Those still around would be arrested and expelled.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 09, 2016 01:18 AM (FlRtG)

502 I wonder what Lincoln's Ghost would do if he appeared and found Barky and Reggie together. You know, going at it, Barky squealing like a little girl in delight.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 01:20 AM (DW+jj)

503 The following are the only acceptable cocktails for those possessing a cock over the age of 27.
Posted by Hollowpoint


My cock is 51 years old. It has a birthday in June.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 01:20 AM (8AdYN)

504 My cock doesn't have a tail. But it sure likes chasing it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 01:21 AM (DW+jj)

505 And Ace can never be bought.

Why Ace, who is now vacationing in the jewel of the Indian Ocean, Malaysia, can never be bought.

Rented, yes, just like a lovely beachfront villa in Malaysia.


Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at April 09, 2016 01:21 AM (1JnAL)

506 502 I wonder what Lincoln's Ghost would do if he appeared and found Barky and Reggie together. You know, going at it, Barky squealing like a little girl in delight.
Posted by: publics (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 01:20 AM (DW+jj)

---

Do you really wonder about shit like that?

Because in all honesty, I try not to think of the JEFs sex life.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 09, 2016 01:22 AM (rlfds)

507 Gin and bitters
Gin gimlet
Old-fashioned


I'll allow gin and bitters.

The latter two are disqualified on account of the use of sugar and/or fruit juice due to the fact that Prohibition and the resulting bathtub gin are no longer a concern.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:22 AM (KRwzj)

508 The latter two are disqualified on account of the use of sugar and/or fruit juice due to the fact that Prohibition and the resulting bathtub gin are no longer a concern.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:22 AM (KRwzj)
***
you might have a point there.

But the gimlet - come on, The Long Goodbye.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 01:23 AM (lutOX)

509 No, not really. I just like to make shit up like that for laughs. It's just a goofy, perverted way to observe how far we've fallen. The WH. Dudes like Lincoln there, and even FDR and Churchill. Ike and and all that.

And now this silly little string bean of a fairy wastrel inhabiting the place.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 01:26 AM (DW+jj)

510 [ii] Gin. And soda?
There has to be a punch line to this one...

Soda water. The use of soda pop is an egregious violation with no recourse.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:27 AM (KRwzj)

511 Good evening everyone

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 09, 2016 01:27 AM (hipNa)

512 508 The latter two are disqualified on account of the use of sugar and/or fruit juice due to the fact that Prohibition and the resulting bathtub gin are no longer a concern.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:22 AM (KRwzj)
***
you might have a point there.

But the gimlet - come on, The Long Goodbye.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 01:23 AM (lutOX)



I haven't tried one since college, but my opinion of a gimlet was that it made otherwise acceptable vodka smell like rubbing alcohol.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:28 AM (EzgxV)

513 I think I found a new drinking game for the 'horde:

'Hello, Sweden speaking': Official hotline connects you with a random Swedish resident

http://tinyurl.com/z62psb3

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 09, 2016 01:28 AM (rlfds)

514
I haven't tried one since college, but my opinion of a gimlet was that it made otherwise acceptable vodka smell like rubbing alcohol.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:28 AM (EzgxV)
***
Needs to be gin, old boy, otherwise, it just isn't a gimlet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 01:29 AM (lutOX)

515 I have never seen a person deliberately mix gin with soda water.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 01:30 AM (xq1UY)

516 As Chuckles the Clown famously said, "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants."

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 09, 2016 01:31 AM (DW+jj)

517 And now this silly little string bean of a fairy wastrel inhabitinginfesting the place.

FIFY.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 09, 2016 01:32 AM (YJmuy)

518 One mitigating factor to the drudgery of brass preparation for 30-06 - you can drink. Of course when primers and powder enter the picture the booze is banned from the bench.


If things continue as they are with CA and the US, I might have to reload even more just to enforce "dry" evenings and make sure I'm not hiding in a bottle ......


Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 01:32 AM (QDnY+)

519 I like a little Gin n Juice, laid back.

Posted by: Snoop Dog at April 09, 2016 01:34 AM (1JnAL)

520 I have never seen a person deliberately mix gin with soda water.

It's for when a gin and tonic is too sweet.

Gin and tonic is barely acceptable as it is because most tonic waters has way too much sugar in it.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:35 AM (KRwzj)

521 Whiskey and water (a little ice is allowed)
Whiskey and soda
Gin or vodka and tonic
Gin or vodka and soda
Martini (gin or vodka with a moment of silence for the vermouth)
Bloody Mary, but only before noon.
Boilermaker (if in an establishment where the floor is covered in peanut shells)

Posted by: Hollowpoint
--------------------

*!*

Whiskey, neat.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, in the Sunny South at April 09, 2016 01:35 AM (9mTYi)

522 Oh the list of acceptable and worthy cocktails is many multiples of that proffered. All depends on timing, context, and taste.


The very simple and primitive combo of cachaca, lime juice, sugar, and ice is a wondrous delight if you're on a spectacular beach in Rio Grande do Norte, looking out on azure water, perhaps with impossibly delectable gatinhas morenas in view.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 01:37 AM (QDnY+)

523 514
I haven't tried one since college, but my opinion of a gimlet was that it made otherwise acceptable vodka smell like rubbing alcohol.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:28 AM (EzgxV)
***
Needs to be gin, old boy, otherwise, it just isn't a gimlet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 01:29 AM (lutOX)



As far as I can remember, gin didn't need any help to smell like an industrial product.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

524 One mitigating factor to the drudgery of brass preparation for 30-06 - you can drink. Of course when primers and powder enter the picture the booze is banned from the bench

That's how I ended up with a scope-sized deep cut on my forehead at the range when sighting in.

It turns out that mistakenly grabbing the box of 300 grain bullets when you're loading for 260 grain in a .454 Casull Ruger SRH is a bad idea.

Pro tip- cleaning patches work as bandages in a pinch.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:40 AM (KRwzj)

525 There used to be a Raffles joke about the gin going to Singapore to make the quinine palatable, after which the Brits took up dying of alcoholism instead of malaria.

I used to stock Schweppes' Bitter Lemon, frankly because of Cmnr. Whitehead.
Seldom drink it now since I try to avoid sugar-stuff. Of all the liquids marketed as low-calorie or diet, which I'd rather avoid than force down, the diet zero-calorie tonic water is the one thing that really does not taste any different.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 01:41 AM (xq1UY)

526 As far as I can remember, gin didn't need any help to smell like an industrial product.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)
***
And that's half the charm of gin, innit?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 01:43 AM (lutOX)

527 It's for when a gin and tonic is too sweet.

Gin and tonic is barely acceptable as it is because most tonic waters has way too much sugar in it.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:35 AM (KRwzj)


Just get tonic without sugar. It's what I use because I don't care for sweets.

Posted by: The Tonic Hat at April 09, 2016 01:43 AM (vBeA5)

528 523 514
I haven't tried one since college, but my opinion of a gimlet was that it made otherwise acceptable vodka smell like rubbing alcohol.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:28 AM (EzgxV)
***
Needs to be gin, old boy, otherwise, it just isn't a gimlet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 01:29 AM (lutOX)



As far as I can remember, gin didn't need any help to smell like an industrial product.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)



To be perfectly up-front, memories of experimentation with booze tend to be fuzzier than other memories -- especially when "successful" memories include "The Green Death" -- layered 80-proof green Creme de Menthe, clear 100-proof peppermint schnapps, and straw-colored 151-proof Bacardi rum in a shotglass. Freeze all three bottles in advance to make pouring easier, and (IIRC) pour top to bottom. Makes for a nice presentation, your breath is minty-fresh, and you get hammered.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)

529 >>>The following are the only acceptable cocktails for those possessing a cock over the age of 27.

The day I give a fuck about what someone else thinks about my choice of booze is the day they cremate me.

*sips Port*
*flips all y'all the bird*

Posted by: DC in River City at April 09, 2016 01:45 AM (e+1S5)

530 The very simple and primitive combo of cachaca, lime juice, sugar, and ice is a wondrous delight if you're on a spectacular beach in Rio Grande do Norte, looking out on azure water, perhaps with impossibly delectable gatinhas morenas in view.

The Rules are suspended whilst on vacation.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:46 AM (KRwzj)

531 Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)

Cowboy Lemonade....

EverClear and Lemonade in a blender....

Like a Lemonade slushy that knocks you on your ass...

Posted by: Don Quixote at April 09, 2016 01:46 AM (qf6WZ)

532 'Hello, Sweden speaking': Official hotline connects you with a random Swedish resident

http://tinyurl.com/z62psb3
Posted by: SMFH


"Hello, may I speak with Mike Hunt? By the way, is your refrigerator running?"

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 01:47 AM (8AdYN)

533 It's true, too many tonics are too sweet, and, oddly, boutique tonics, "Indian" and mix-it-yourself that I've tried have all been sugary. The newly popular flavored whiskeys, cinnamon, apple and such, have added sweetness too. Too much. I'm surprised the "for the children" crowd haven't lobbied against them -- and that's not to mention the hard soda-pops that were such a rave last summer. Trouble.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 01:47 AM (xq1UY)

534 Stringer - speaking of dubious cocktails, the Singapore Sling at Raffles was forgettable.


What *was* nice was starting to read King Rat short after take-off from Dulles, and finishing it just before landing in S'pore, and actually having a perfect view of the ruins of the Chang-i camp where the novel was set as we landed.


Dang. Just did a bit of web surfing and the nature preserve in Borneo I spent some time at back in '93 now has a fancy lodge and an aerial walkway. And I'm guessing you don't get to live/eat with the scientists or accompany them into the rainforest (day and night) while they're doing their projects. We just stayed in an available dorm room and spent all our time with the researchers. Really really lucked out to hit the Danum Valley preserve when I did.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 01:48 AM (QDnY+)

535 The Rules are suspended whilst on vacation.

Could be. I may have had one Mai-Tai while in Hawaii. You won't know for sure, and it certainly wasn't at the Hideaway, where one drinks with Men.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 01:50 AM (xq1UY)

536 The day I give a fuck about what someone else thinks about my choice of booze is the day they cremate me.

*sips Port*
*flips all y'all the bird*


Port isn't a cocktail and is acceptable in limited quantities, after dinner. Unless you mix it with Sprite. Which I have seen happen.

Given that it was a close relative I heroically refrained from physical violence and instead contented myself with mild mockery.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:52 AM (KRwzj)

537 Knew the answer to the grenade question because Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors had a bit about why it's urgent to disable the depth charges on a sinking ship.

Concussive blasts and water are not good combinations.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 09, 2016 01:54 AM (1D4Ef)

538 have some Madeira, m'dear.

Yes, I actually have said this to a few young ladies, this song playing in my mind all the while:

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

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 01:55 AM (lutOX)

539 It's true, too many tonics are too sweet, and, oddly, boutique tonics, "Indian" and mix-it-yourself that I've tried have all been sugary

Drives me up the fucking wall.

If I wanted my booze to be sweet I'd throw some Skittles in it.

On the rare occasions that I'm in the mood for a Gin and Tonic, I want it like I want my women- transparent and bitter.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:56 AM (KRwzj)

540
531 Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)

Cowboy Lemonade....

EverClear and Lemonade in a blender....

Like a Lemonade slushy that knocks you on your ass...

Posted by: Don Quixote at April 09, 2016 01:46 AM (qf6WZ)



My first year at the University of Casual Sun-Bathing, we had a blow-out party [that, incidentally, may have been the last -- every time we had one afterwards, there were new rules handed-down from the administration][IIRC, ours was the last party to have been held as a fundraiser] where older, more experienced, students showed how to make "party punch" -- it involved one of the standard iced tea/orange juice 4' tall, 1' across cylindrical metal semi-insulated dispensers. It started with a box of brown sugar and a jug of Hawaiian Punch -- and everything afterward was alcoholic. When it was full, the guys capped it and picked it up to shake it to mix.....and when they uncapped it to check, visible fumes were coming out of the container.



I sure-as-hell didn't drink any, but it was popular with the gals.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:56 AM (EzgxV)

541 536 The day I give a fuck about what someone else thinks about my choice of booze is the day they cremate me.

*sips Port*
*flips all y'all the bird*

Port isn't a cocktail and is acceptable in limited quantities, after dinner. Unless you mix it with Sprite. Which I have seen happen.

Given that it was a close relative I heroically refrained from physical violence and instead contented myself with mild mockery.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:52 AM (KRwzj)



You have a close relative who drinks Port cut with Sprite????? Was he dropped on his head??

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

542 Transparent and bitter. That's good. I might add "anti-malarial."
There are some openings for "frigid" or "with sweat running down the side"
but I'm going to let that go until I've thought it through.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:00 AM (xq1UY)

543 DC, nothing better than port and a cigar. Or port by itself. Or a cigar by itself.


One nice twist on things is all the ports being made in CA, some with the traditional Portuguese grapes, but also with other reds. Have had some fantastic syrah and barolo ports.


Any port-lovers who happen to visit Lisbon simply cannot miss the Port Wine Institute. Was there a long time ago, probably hasn't changed much. Huge leather-bound port list (size of a phone-book, I think over 300 types by the glass), which you peruse while lounging in luxurious leather couches.


http://tinyurl.com/p6rpuzb



Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 02:00 AM (QDnY+)

544 On the rare occasions that I'm in the mood for a Gin and Tonic, I want it like I want my women- transparent and bitter.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 01:56 AM (KRwzj)
***
I like smooth, shiny girls, hardboiled and loaded with sin. - Raymond Chandler's Marlowe.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 02:02 AM (lutOX)

545 Any port-lovers who happen to visit Lisbon simply cannot miss the Port Wine Institute. Was there a long time ago, probably hasn't changed much. Huge leather-bound port list (size of a phone-book, I think over 300 types by the glass), which you peruse while lounging in luxurious leather couches.


http://tinyurl.com/p6rpuzb



Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 02:00 AM (QDnY+)


Looks homey. The chairs are not rich Corinthian leather, I take it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:04 AM (UsLZp)

546 You have a close relative who drinks Port cut with Sprite????? Was he dropped on his head??

I bought a bottle after a winery tour while on vacation visiting my retired parents.

The cringe factor was too powerful to overcome, but they're at an age where no shits are given.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 02:05 AM (KRwzj)

547 >>>Unless you mix it with Sprite. Which I have seen happen.

I already hate pretty much everyone, so for my own sanity I'm just going to assume you're joking here. If not, lie to me.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 09, 2016 02:06 AM (e+1S5)

548 545 Any port-lovers who happen to visit Lisbon simply cannot miss the Port Wine Institute. Was there a long time ago, probably hasn't changed much. Huge leather-bound port list (size of a phone-book, I think over 300 types by the glass), which you peruse while lounging in luxurious leather couches.


http://tinyurl.com/p6rpuzb



Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 02:00 AM (QDnY+)


Looks homey. The chairs are not rich Corinthian leather, I take it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:04 AM (UsLZp)
***
Every time I have port, I flash back to that scene in 'On the Beach,' where the old-timers are lamenting the mismanagement that led to the club having more port than they can finish before the fall-out kills them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 02:06 AM (lutOX)

549 I will confess to having downed a few brandy and ports in my time. Was seeing an Anglo-Indian girl at the time, and she was decidedly more 'Anglo' than Indian.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 02:07 AM (lutOX)

550 Canadian government surplus has an interesting military support truck for sale: http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?snc=wfsav&nscn=R5ED0011135

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:08 AM (UsLZp)

551 Before a bunch of modern educated winemakers showed up along the Lake Erie shore, the only respectable product in the region was the Lonz Three Islands madeira. But the company that took them over got taken over by someone else, and I don't think it's made anymore.

There are pretty respectable table-quality wines being made all over now, in all the places grapes were grown before Prohibition. But for close to 40 years after Prohibition, most all small local wineries made sugary headache formulas. People just didn't have a taste for what we call wine now. I went to a few small, family-owned wineries in California in the 60's, and that applied there too.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:10 AM (xq1UY)

552 I actually picked up a bottle of Amontillado the other day from TJ's, just so I could muse about bricklaying.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 02:11 AM (EzgxV)

553 Canadian government surplus has an interesting military support truck for sale: http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?snc=wfsav&nscn=R5ED0011135
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:08 AM (UsLZp)


There wasn't an apology anywhere on that page. What is Canada coming to?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 09, 2016 02:12 AM (KRwzj)

554 Every time I have port, I flash back to that scene in 'On the Beach,' where the old-timers are lamenting the mismanagement that led to the club having more port than they can finish before the fall-out kills them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 02:06 AM (lutOX)


Clearly, they were not trying hard enough.


But that book was such bullshit. Even in a massive nuclear exchange, people in remote places in the Southern hemisphere would not likely be killed by fallout for decades, if ever. Consider how few people were actually killed by the radiation plume from Chernobyl.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:13 AM (UsLZp)

555 AOP - $3K (Canadian) and "needs fixing up". Plus - "driver airbag: none" and "entertainment: none" - I laughed at those. I'd rather have one of those light armored car thinggys whose designation I can't recall (got some photos of me in front of one in deep Quebec snow from years ago during Nez Rouge, need to dig those out).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 02:13 AM (QDnY+)

556 Al Qaeda now runs its own mini-state

Hmm, I should probably negotiate a nuclear arms deal for- errr, I mean, with them...

Posted by: Guest Lecturer Barack Obama at April 09, 2016 02:14 AM (ANVXm)

557 @550 Ha! "Fiat -- towing required." A little Dry Canada commentary, there.

Hardboiled and shiny: "She looked like she'd be a lot of trouble, for the right type. He looked like the type."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:15 AM (xq1UY)

558 Hardboiled and shiny: "She looked like she'd be a lot of trouble, for the right type. He looked like the type."
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:15 AM (xq1UY)
***
"She was a blonde to make a bishop kick through a stained glass window. Whatever you needed, wherever you were, she had it."

Chandler had a gft.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 02:17 AM (lutOX)

559 I keep fantasizing about a double dry martini from Club Paris, one onion and one olive. It whispers past your mouth, and heats up your innards. And then, naturally, the rare filet mignon, with mushrooms.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 09, 2016 02:18 AM (+YMhA)

560 I think Fourth Horseman may be very ill, she's had breast & bone cancer & I haven't seen her on Twitter or she hasn't responded to Twitter DM since since July.l

I've searched the ONT for any posts by her for weeks & nothing.


Please say prayers for her.

Thank you.

Posted by: Carol at April 09, 2016 02:19 AM (sj3Ax)

561 Stringer, I've lost track, but wine-making is now happening in most of the lower 48. There are a very wide range of soils and climates that can work with the incredibly wide range of vitis vinifera varieties still available.


Idaho, for example. Nobody ever expects to see *that* origin name on a label (and you probably still don't), but you will. Vineyard land prices in Washington state have driven the wine-growing activity further and further east. Just as northern CA vineyard prices drove activity up to Oregon and Washington in a previous wave.


Many important - even critical - things are going down the drain in the US, but the epicurean revolution, to include wine and beer, is raging along nicely. Speaking of which, have to pick out 2 or 3 craft breweries to try this weekend. Up to about 28 or so, only 80+ to go in this area alone.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 02:19 AM (QDnY+)

562 AOP - $3K (Canadian) and "needs fixing up". Plus - "driver airbag: none" and "entertainment: none" - I laughed at those. I'd rather have one of those light armored car thinggys whose designation I can't recall (got some photos of me in front of one in deep Quebec snow from years ago during Nez Rouge, need to dig those out).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2016 02:13 AM (QDnY+)


$3k in loonies is only a little north of $2K USD, these days. I don't know if that thing even could be licensed for the road, given how it's equipped. But if the Diesel engine were OK, it would worth the money for the parts alone. But bidders might go crazy on it, too. Judging by the pics, they have a bunch more of them. I will wait and see what this one sells for. If it goes real cheap, then I might bid on one of the others when it comes up for sale.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:20 AM (UsLZp)

563 light armoured cars -- like a Ferret, or a Humber Pig, or the littler Piglet?
I just love those, and there's an Alvis Saladin, too. But I found out they're not admired if you have any Irish friends.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:21 AM (xq1UY)

564 hah!

Chandler came to mind in re: the first wife.

I said to a friend, not long after we'd met, "She'd make a jazzy weekend, but as a steady diet she'd be wearing."

True, absolutely true.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 02:21 AM (lutOX)

565 @550 Ha! "Fiat -- towing required." A little Dry Canada commentary, there.

Hardboiled and shiny: "She looked like she'd be a lot of trouble, for the right type. He looked like the type."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:15 AM (xq1UY)


Fiat/Western Star, the latter being a truck builder in Kelowna, BC. I have a relative who used to work for them. Maybe I can get some inside information.


FIAT, IIRC, has a pretty good name in commercial vehicles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:24 AM (UsLZp)

566 light armoured cars -- like a Ferret, or a Humber Pig, or the littler Piglet?
I just love those, and there's an Alvis Saladin, too. But I found out they're not admired if you have any Irish friends.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:21 AM (xq1UY)


Canadian Army used Ferrets, I believe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:26 AM (UsLZp)

567 A toast I gave at a friend's wedding.

"Gentlemen, if you please.

A toast to our wives and girlfriends, and to all those beautiful ladies who make life worth living.

May they never meet."

The bride was not amused.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 02:27 AM (lutOX)

568 Canadian government surplus has an interesting military support truck for sale.

Not exactly the deuce and a half I'm looking for...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 09, 2016 02:28 AM (NHQQx)

569 IIRC, before there was a full New Holland line, it was Fiat who bought out Ford's line of construction machinery. I'm pretty sure I've known guys who drove Western Stars who didn't know they were connected with Fiat, because if they'd known, they wouldn't have. Of course, now that they're Fiat(the Chrysler is silent)America, all is forgiven. Apparently they have found that Alfa + Dodge = Plymouth, though.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:29 AM (xq1UY)

570 Not exactly the deuce and a half I'm looking for...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 09, 2016 02:28 AM (NHQQx)


A day late, and a ton short. It's a 1.5 ton.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:31 AM (UsLZp)

571 Spun, if you are at all serious, I have a deuce that may be looking for a new home later this year.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:32 AM (xq1UY)

572 There are pretty respectable table-quality wines being made all over now, in all the places grapes were grown before Prohibition.
Posted by: Stringer Davis

In a Michael Chriton (sp) novel (I believe it was Timeline) it is mentioned that at one point in history, France's wine vines were dying due to something or the other. They had to import resistant vines from California.

I realize it's a work of fiction but he often added historically acurate details. Any truth to the vine story?

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 02:32 AM (8AdYN)

573 @572 Absolutely. Root rot destroyed all the vines in France. The California vines were originally Italian.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:34 AM (xq1UY)

574 Absolutely. Root rot destroyed all the vines in France. The California vines were originally Italian.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:34 AM (xq1UY)


"Root rot" is hell on blondes, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:36 AM (UsLZp)

575 571 Spun, if you are at all serious, I have a deuce that may be looking for a new home later this year.

Stringer, I'm at least half serious. Keep me in mind...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 09, 2016 02:37 AM (NHQQx)

576 There's also the "Noble Rot." That's what you're looking for in a blonde!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:43 AM (xq1UY)

577 Interesting. Thank you.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 09, 2016 02:43 AM (8AdYN)

578 551 Before a bunch of modern educated winemakers showed up along the Lake Erie shore, the only respectable product in the region was the Lonz Three Islands madeira. But the company that took them over got taken over by someone else, and I don't think it's made anymore.

There are pretty respectable table-quality wines being made all over now, in all the places grapes were grown before Prohibition. But for close to 40 years after Prohibition, most all small local wineries made sugary headache formulas. People just didn't have a taste for what we call wine now. I went to a few small, family-owned wineries in California in the 60's, and that applied there too.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 02:10 AM (xq1UY)



The Romans developed several excellent strains of grape meant for table wines -- where "that was a good week" might be an appropriate comment. They were easy to grow, fast to ferment, and produced copious amounts of wine that was pleasant and easy to drink without much aging. Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and the Croatian ancestor of Zinfandel fall into this category.



On the other hand, up in Burgundy and Bordeaux, where the weather was more chancy -- they were developing high-tannin grapes that would produce wine that could be stored for years -- the Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and others. Vintage became more important when there were more stored vintages to compare.




While a well-aged Cabernet beats a Sangiovese from last week hands-down, the underaged Cabernets sold today are generally less drinkable than Sangioveses from the same year.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 02:45 AM (EzgxV)

579 Well, my beer is done. Time to hit the rack. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 02:53 AM (UsLZp)

580 Oh, yeah.

Boo and all that stuff.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 09, 2016 02:57 AM (YLidQ)

581 Some years back, I happened upon a generic red "Night Harvest Cuvee" from, IIRC, Cost Plus World Market, that got laid down in a closet for four years -- and came out worthy of being served to kings. I would have bought 20 cases....except that knowing it was worth buying 20 cases came 3 years after being able to buy 20 cases.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 02:57 AM (EzgxV)

582 580 Oh, yeah.

Boo and all that stuff.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 09, 2016 02:57 AM (YLidQ)



This must be some sort of "thing" with you.....I don't get it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

583 See you AOP.

In the 70's when I was first "drinking around," I got a strong notion that the real strength of French wine-making was not in the elite and expensive wines, but in the best cheap table wines in the world. But in those days, Hungarovin and the Yugoslavs were making good young reds too -- and if asked, they'd tell you how their vines were the same ones the Romans had, not some replacement.

Things have changed. From what I hear, all the serious French vineyards are now managed by plucky Australians. The Yugoslavs had a technology for "tablet wine," where they would dry -- perhaps it was freeze-drying -- right in the field, reduce the grape solids to a dry chunk, and re-hydrate it at the huge fermenting tanks. Icky, but, the product was pretty good, and I was sure it was coming to California. Haven't heard of it since the Balkanization.

The mainland Chinese had a system wherein microwaving was used to age the wine. The claim was several years worth in just hours. I never got any, so can't judge.

This may sound phony and over-industrialized, but bear in mind that when Cabs first got big, there were California makers putting oak sawdust in their barrels to speed up the process. I want to think they quit that, once they caught up. Don't really know. You'd never get away with that, Sir, in Bourbon country.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 03:05 AM (xq1UY)

584 Night all.

Here is "Narita" by Riot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvZ5yyLF4sk

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 09, 2016 03:06 AM (vBeA5)

585 I would have bought 20 cases....except that knowing it was worth buying 20 cases came 3 years after being able to buy 20 cases.
Posted by: cthulhu
------------------
I became good friends with the couple that owned the Wine & Beer Warehouse next door.
M turned me on to every good beer on the shelf, while B took me through the wines.
Took three years, but I settled on favorites -
Corsendonk Monk's Plan Ale.

And Clos Du Bois Cabernet (I think '92). I bought a case. Loved that stuff. Couple years later, it was as rare as Pappy Van Winkles.

Posted by: Chi at April 09, 2016 03:07 AM (ufy6O)

586 583 See you AOP.

In the 70's when I was first "drinking around," I got a strong notion that the real strength of French wine-making was not in the elite and expensive wines, but in the best cheap table wines in the world. But in those days, Hungarovin and the Yugoslavs were making good young reds too -- and if asked, they'd tell you how their vines were the same ones the Romans had, not some replacement.

Things have changed. From what I hear, all the serious French vineyards are now managed by plucky Australians. The Yugoslavs had a technology for "tablet wine," where they would dry -- perhaps it was freeze-drying -- right in the field, reduce the grape solids to a dry chunk, and re-hydrate it at the huge fermenting tanks. Icky, but, the product was pretty good, and I was sure it was coming to California. Haven't heard of it since the Balkanization.

The mainland Chinese had a system wherein microwaving was used to age the wine. The claim was several years worth in just hours. I never got any, so can't judge.

This may sound phony and over-industrialized, but bear in mind that when Cabs first got big, there were California makers putting oak sawdust in their barrels to speed up the process. I want to think they quit that, once they caught up. Don't really know. You'd never get away with that, Sir, in Bourbon country.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 03:05 AM (xq1UY)




About 40 years ago, there was a scandal about California wines being produced without any grape juice whatsoever....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 09, 2016 03:09 AM (EzgxV)

587 IF, in Kipling's sense, you have the nose and tongue to recognize what's going to be great in 3 or 4 years, you can make a fortune. Well, you need a small fortune to start, but still...

Not just true for wine, but bourbon and scotch too. But before they're in glass.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 03:11 AM (xq1UY)

588 It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Chi at April 09, 2016 03:23 AM (ufy6O)

589 It's dead, Jim.

Nawww, it just smells that way.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 09, 2016 03:24 AM (YJmuy)

590 Well, either way, I'm transporting down to the planetary surface.
There may be some of those green chicks there. And Saurian brandy.
May your Force live long and prosper.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 09, 2016 03:26 AM (xq1UY)

591 Well, either way, I'm transporting down to the planetary surface.
There may be some of those green chicks there. And Saurian brandy.
May your Force live long and prosper.


Good idea.

Never give up! Never surrender!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 09, 2016 03:28 AM (YJmuy)

592 Nawww, it just smells that way.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
--------------------
So, it's just mostly dead, then?

Posted by: Miracle Max at April 09, 2016 03:29 AM (ufy6O)

593 When Tattoo whips me as I am chained to the bed, his BDSM fetish wear is made of the finest Corinthian leather.

Posted by: Ricardo Montalban at April 09, 2016 04:00 AM (K7Mcs)

594 Hey AOP isn't this the kind of stuff you like?: http://tinyurl.com/z863fdu

Posted by: MAx at April 09, 2016 04:08 AM (LAliD)

595 Really wouldn't you rather have one of THESE?: http://tinyurl.com/j48x6f9

Posted by: MAx at April 09, 2016 04:10 AM (LAliD)

596 Hell at least the halftrack still RUNS

Posted by: MAx at April 09, 2016 04:11 AM (LAliD)

597 OOoooo me LIKEY!!!: http://tinyurl.com/glnhlsv

Posted by: MAx at April 09, 2016 04:17 AM (LAliD)

598 I've been awake since before 4am, when you do it all week it's hard not to do it on the weekend.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 05:15 AM (9VEpl)

599 100% dislike of clowns. And organ grinders with minkys.

Posted by: Eromero at April 09, 2016 05:44 AM (zLDYs)

600 I wish I could better appreciate the booze discussion but I never developed a taste for alcohol containing anything. I think part of me was always afraid that given the chance I'd become a serious drunk, even before I understood what depression meant.

Friday morning was infuriating. I was serious tempted to do some real damage before leaving the stupid financial scam office that suckered me in for a job interview. They called on Thursday when I was napping and I failed to ascertain that they were one of the IT contract jobs I'd recently applied for. The clues were there, such as asking me to arrived in 'professional business attire', as if I owned any. I've never known anyone looking for workers on the blue collar end of IT who would make such a request. As it is I put on clothes I haven't worn in at least five years and only very occasionally before that.

The moment I stepped inside I knew something was wrong. This was some sort of financial services operation. They bring in dozens of possible recruits every year, hoping to find one or two guys with the capacity for evil to sell their crap. Legit companies don't recruit this way.

This was in North Hollywood, around Laurel and Victory. The general shoddiness and number of homeless and vehicles that hinted at containing those just a step above sleeping on the street. Yet only a short drive up Laurel is Studio City, an area practically dripping with money. Sometimes it annoys me living out in Castaic because of how far I have to drive before the slightest prospect of a job appears but at least anybody living on the streets is less obvious.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 09, 2016 05:53 AM (IdCqF)

601 I'm having some sort of muscle spasm where the neck bone is connected to the back bone. That's why I'm up at 6am. Delightful.

Posted by: Weasel at April 09, 2016 06:02 AM (e3bId)

602 Counting
1 Oct
0 Nov
1 dec
2 jan

Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 06:06 AM (9VEpl)

603 4 feb
1 mar
2 apr

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