Overnight Open Thread (4-12-2016)

Quote of the Day - Top Men Edition

[O]fficials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) admit that only three airports in the United States require workers to undergo security checks. The astounding admission, delivered this week before Congress, comes on the heels of a number of cases involving gun and drug-smuggling schemes operated by airline employees at major airports, including those located in Atlanta, New York and San Francisco.

...As if this weren't bad enough, last month government records obtained by the media revealed that 73 employees at nearly 40 airports across the nation were flagged for ties to terror in a June 2015 report from the DHS Inspector General's Office.

CDR Salamander: Are We In an Age of Decadence?

Perhaps we're in the midst of a great cultural stagnation. But then nothing lasts forever. Not even stagnant decadence.

And then there's pop culture itself. In the original Back to the Future, Marty McFly invaded his father's sleep dressed as "Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan." Thirty years later, the biggest blockbuster of 2015 was about . . . Darth Vader's grandchildren. It is directed by a filmmaker who's coming off rebooting . . . Star Trek. And the wider cinematic landscape is defined by . . . the recycling of comic-book properties developed between the 1940s and the 1970s.

Even fashion shows a similar repetition, as Kurt Anderson pointed out in Vanity Fair several years ago: Not long ago

. . . I came across an archival photograph of Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell with a dozen of their young staff at Morgans, the Ur-boutique hotel, in 1985. It was an epiphany. Schrager's dress shirt had no collar and some of the hair on his male employees was a bit unfashionably fluffy, but no one in the picture looks obviously, laughably dated by today's standards. . . . Yet if, in 1990 or 1980 or 1970, you'd examined a comparable picture from 27 years earlier - from 1963 and 1953 and 1943, respectively - it would be a glimpse back into an unmistakably different world.

Global politics since the Cold War feels stagnant as well.

We might have expected that by now we'd be locked in a race with China or Japan to colonize Mars - if, that is, we weren't recovering from the Eugenics Wars that the original Star Trek expected to arrive sometime in the 1990s. Instead, we're dealing with issues (from an aggressive Russia to, yes, Libyan-linked terrorist groups) that Marty and "Doc" Brown would recognize immediately. (Though in fairness, we do make movies about colonizing Mars, and the special effects are excellent.)

The word for this kind of civilizational situation is "decadence." Not the decadence of pure debauchery - there's some of that available today, but public morals in the West probably hit bottom in the 1970s, not in our own era of stagnation.

Rather it's decadence as defined by Jacques Barzun: All that is meant by Decadence is "falling off."

Of course the ideal for me is to have a perfectly boring personal life amidst a vibrant culture from which I can sip excitement according to my desires.

Porn Site Bans All North Carolina Users Over Bathroom Law

Boston Globe United

When thinking about the Boston Globe faux-edition attacking Donald Trump, remember that if a conservative non-profit organization-let's hypothetically call them something like "Citizens United"-published the same thing, liberals would want it to be illegal.

Of course, as Trump rightly pointed out in response, the Boston Globe is a "non-profit" organization (heh), but in the liberals' worldview it is perfectly fine for a "newspaper" to produce a partisan hit piece on a candidate, but the speech of any organization that is not a certified member of the media should be heavily regulated by the government. The Boston Globe is a corporation too; I have yet to hear a Citizens United-hating liberal offer a coherent distinction between the political speech of a corporation known as the New York Times and non-profit corporation like the NRA that publishes the American Rifleman.

San Francisco Makes School Employees Special Non-Evictable Citizens

In a whirlwind session earlier this week in which it mandated gender-neutral bathrooms and passed the nation's most aggressive paid family leave law, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors also "doubled down on its liberal credentials by enacting expansive anti-eviction protections for tenants who work in San Francisco schools, from teachers to janitors and cafeteria workers," the SF Chronicle reports.

"This sets us on the level of European social democracies that have more forward-thinking policies," Supervisor Eric Mar said proudly of the family leave law. Maybe so. But it's hard to think of a more backward-thinking policy than the Board's desperate, rearguard effort to protect teachers from skyrocketing rents (which now exceed $3,000 per month for a one-bedroom unit, on average-the highest in the country).

Bookworm on the Difference Between Morality and Victimhood

I eventually realized that the reason I was struggling was because my Leftist friends don't have moral standards; instead, they have victim standards. This isn't to say that they're not good people.  It's just that they don't have a sense of abstract morality.  In its place is an up/down sense of victim status (something I've written about at length before, at American Thinker).  This viewpoint comes straight from Marx himself:

Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.

This Marxist view says that, if you ally yourself with the oppressed, you're always in the right. You're not necessarily moral, but you're definitely taking the correct side in every debate.  That arc of history will eventually bend your way.  (Incidentally, isn't there an Orwellian beauty to the fact that the Left acts oppressively and justifies its conduct by characterizing itself as the oppressed?)  This distinction, between the Judeo-Christian abstract morality and the Leftist habit of saying you're right because you've designated yourself as one of the good guys, makes it very difficult for people committed to morality to argue with people committed to Leftism.

The Final Moments of Spetnaz Soldier Alexander Prokhorenko

Cutoff and trapped by ISIS fighters in Syria and knowing what lay ahead he ordered an air strike on his own position.

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Thanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger a Politically-Connected Murderer Went Free Yesterday

Beverly Cleary on Turning 100

Cleary is as feisty and direct as her famously spirited character Ramona Quimby - an observation that she hears often and doesn't care for. "I thought like Ramona," she says in a phone interview, "but I was a very well-
behaved little girl."

...Cleary is both set in her ways - "I don't think I joined this century" - and keenly aware of how times have changed. "I think children today have a tough time, because they don't have the freedom to run around as I did - and they have so many scheduled activities."

In her youth, she points out, "mothers did not work outside the home; they worked on the inside. And because all the mothers were home - 99 percent of them, anyway - all mothers kept their eyes on all the children." This is part of the reason, she says, that the children in her books were so often out tromping through the neighborhood without adult chaperones.

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The Invisible Magic of Movie Editing

The Hostages: Rosetta RIP

The Rise and Fall of Crazy Eddie

"Crazy Eddie" was Eddie Antar, the grandson of Syrian immigrants, who started a modest stereo shop in Brooklyn and parlayed it into a retail empire grossing $350 million annually. In addition to changing how electronics retailers advertised-pushing price above all else - Antar also paid his employees off the books, failed to report cash purchases, kept the sales tax, and later migrated to $145 million in securities fraud when his cousin, Sam Antar, graduated from college as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

"The whole purpose of the business was to commit premeditated fraud," Sam tells mental_floss. "My family put me through college to help them commit more sophisticated fraud in the future. I was trained to be a criminal.

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Linn Builds an Articulated LED Lamp

Are Bay Leaves All a Lie?

Maybe Humans Did Frolic With the Siberian Unicorn

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1 Near the top.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:57 PM (heN73)

2 Ha nailed another one!!

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:58 PM (heN73)

3 Threesome?

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:58 PM (heN73)

4 Four?

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:58 PM (heN73)

5 Fiver?

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:58 PM (heN73)

6 Six

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:59 PM (heN73)

7 SEven

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:59 PM (heN73)

8 Eight is enough.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:59 PM (heN73)

9 Still rolling.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:59 PM (heN73)

10 Ten?

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 10:59 PM (heN73)

11 Pikers.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:00 PM (heN73)

12 Dirty dozen.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:00 PM (heN73)

13 Lucky 13.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:00 PM (heN73)

14 Beat this record Skip.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:00 PM (heN73)

15 Hello?

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:00 PM (heN73)

16 Prior thread must be a fun one.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:01 PM (heN73)

17 Ho hum

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:01 PM (heN73)

18
Nowhere near time to read the content yet.

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:01 PM (5o5ek)

19 Yawn

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:01 PM (heN73)

20 Finally, someone else shows up.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:02 PM (heN73)

21 Crazy Eddie?

His Prices are INSANE!

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2016 11:03 PM (xUVR8)

22 I'll take my victory lap now.

Posted by: Blano at April 12, 2016 11:03 PM (heN73)

23 Jeez. I wish I didn't read it first to stop Blano earlier!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:04 PM (3MK6t)

24 "guybrators". These are actually a thing.

Trigger Warning - Salon Article Linky.

http://tinyurl.com/jasr9ck

Posted by: Thrawn at April 12, 2016 11:04 PM (s87AC)

25 Back when a cassette tape cost 3.95 and came in a two foot long box.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2016 11:04 PM (xUVR8)

26 The xhamster story was bullshit. I watched all sorts of pron today from my non-transgender friendly bathroom in NC.

All sorts...

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:04 PM (j8YpL)

27 PayPal Supports Killing Gay People

Apparently, requiring people use restrooms consistent with their biological sex is so beyond the pale, that PayPal is canceling an expansion of their operations in North Carolina after North Carolina prohibited localities from allowing men to use women's restrooms or women to use men's restrooms.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11523

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 12, 2016 11:05 PM (vBeA5)

28 A million here, a million there, soon you are talking a real home.

Posted by: Senator Dirksen left his heart in San Francisco at April 12, 2016 11:06 PM (J3UIw)

29 Hola....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:07 PM (m4DSD)

30 Stop the world. I want off.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:07 PM (0mRoj)

31 H/T to the crew. Ace, Maet, OM, 05 an the Open Bloggersand more

Thank y'all for the insightful, entertaining and provocative posts.

To the rest of the Horde, Good evenin......

If y'all share the sentiment that these fine folks do a fucking Outstanding job...there is a gratitute button on the left hand side....

Just sayin.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at April 12, 2016 11:07 PM (VBTjU)

32 I'm all for Women being allowed in Men's restrooms. Maybe someone will finally clean the place up a bit.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2016 11:07 PM (xUVR8)

33 Oh, and apparently Douche (Deutsche) Bank has cancelled expanding into North Carolina because they don't like NC's anti-pervert stance.

This might be a blessing to NC, as Douche Bank is probably the next Lehman Brothers and will probably need to figure out how to handle both that and reorganizing office staff after a successful Brexit.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 12, 2016 11:08 PM (s87AC)

34 Well, luckily, plenty more sites for N.C. users.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:08 PM (m4DSD)

35 Bay leaves are a lie if you are a genetic defective who can't taste food.

Count yourself as lucky, though, because you can eat all sorts of crap that tastes like crap but is supposed to be good for you.

1. People are fuckin' different.
2. People can't accept that people are different.
3. People perpetually and pointlessly argue about everything like a couple of angry widows from different families stuck in an elevator.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:08 PM (wB8Tg)

36 "Oh, and apparently Douche (Deutsche) Bank has cancelled expanding into North Carolina because they don't like NC's anti-pervert stance. "


Fine. Screw 'em.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:09 PM (m4DSD)

37 32 I'm all for Women being allowed in Men's restrooms. Maybe someone will finally clean the place up a bit.
Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2016 11:07 PM (xUVR

Women's restrooms can be pretty damn disgusting. I don't think they're doing much cleaning in there.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:09 PM (0mRoj)

38 Just so y'all know, aroun these parts, it's spelled with a t an not a d.

For those that can spell, that is.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at April 12, 2016 11:09 PM (VBTjU)

39
The final graphic and the story on San Fran's new non-eviction law for public school employees seem to have some tenuous connection.

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:10 PM (5o5ek)

40 We can never lose Maetenloch.
Never.
He is the ONT

Posted by: L, Elle at April 12, 2016 11:10 PM (2x3L+)

41 Oh, and apparently Douche (Deutsche) Bank has cancelled expanding into North Carolina because they don't like NC's anti-pervert stance.


Wait, wait...the Germans are trying lecture other people about perversions?

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:10 PM (j8YpL)

42 If I were a teacher in SF I would immediately and loudly stop paying my rent to underscore the idiocy of the policy.


Of course, that's why I'm not a teacher in SF.

Posted by: Lauren at April 12, 2016 11:11 PM (av10d)

43 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 12, 2016 11:11 PM (YJmuy)

44
We need to paint the rooftops of San Francisco so the whole city spells out "Do Not Resuscitate."

Really, I don't want my tax dollars spent on saving those suicidal tools.

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:11 PM (5o5ek)

45 Looks like Blano got into the electrolytes.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 12, 2016 11:12 PM (McRlu)

46 Such a lot of content. I'll have to go back and read it.

But when I finish the beer I am now drinking, I will have a shot of vodka in honor of Alexander Prokhorenko.

Remember a few years ago when an Italian prisoner defiantly said to his terrorist captors, "This is how an Italian dies!"?

Godspeed Alexander Prokhorenko.

Posted by: rickl at April 12, 2016 11:12 PM (sdi6R)

47 Hi EC. Nice to find you here

Posted by: L, Elle at April 12, 2016 11:12 PM (2x3L+)

48 That crazy Eddie story ties in well with the Breitbart story a few days ago about organized crime in Berlin has been taken over by Syrians.

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:13 PM (KbR/t)

49
If I were a teacher in SF I would immediately and loudly stop paying my rent to underscore the idiocy of the policy.


Of course, that's why I'm not a teacher in SF.
Posted by: Lauren at April 12, 2016 11:11 PM (av10d)
-------------------------

If I were a teacher in SF I would never, and I mean EVER quit my job.

Oh, I might quit showing up to work, I might do nothing but show Gilligan's Island reruns in class, but I wouldn't quit. What do you want to bet I wouldn't get fired?

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:14 PM (5o5ek)

50 Come to SF, bring $3 million, settle into a nice, small single family home with no yard.

Posted by: eman at April 12, 2016 11:14 PM (MQEz6)

51 " Looks like Blano got into the electrolytes. "


Well, the advertising is pretty good.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:15 PM (m4DSD)

52 47 Hi EC. Nice to find you here

Posted by: L, Elle at April 12, 2016 11:12 PM (2x3L+)

It is.


pssssst....L,Elle... Don't shake his hand or high five him

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:15 PM (hlMPp)

53 "Come to SF, bring $3 million, settle into a nice, small single family home with no yard."


I think I'll go ahead and not do that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:16 PM (m4DSD)

54 Invisible magic of movie editing.



Not so invisible if you watch a lot of movies, especially when you watch the same one repeatedly on DVD.

You begin to notice the cuts and transitions, the lighting, the changes in camera angles. What can be really fun is watch the background as actors in the background 'find the camera', sometimes known as 'steal the scene'.

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:17 PM (KbR/t)

55 Maybe Humans Did Frolic With the Siberian Unicorn

It's why we love rainbow-colored ice cream so much.

Posted by: t-bird at April 12, 2016 11:18 PM (9mTYi)

56 Remember a few years ago when an Italian prisoner defiantly said to his terrorist captors, "This is how an Italian dies!"?

Godspeed Alexander Prokhorenko.

Posted by: rickl


Not familiar with him, and he may have been just as brave, uttering the same phrase, but most of us are aware of Fabrizio Quattrocchi's death.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2016 11:18 PM (A/3fN)

57 If I were a teacher in SF, I could not imagine the infinite number of reasons they'd have to fire me, after just one day of teaching classic American History, the genesis of the Constitution and the relationship of the Democrat Party with the KKK and the inter-related elements of gun control, poll taxes and literacy tests.

They might not actually fire me, so much as they'd burn me at the stake.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 12, 2016 11:18 PM (McRlu)

58
You begin to notice the cuts and transitions, the lighting, the changes in camera angles. What can be really fun is watch the background as actors in the background 'find the camera', sometimes known as 'steal the scene'.

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:17 PM (KbR/t)

But enough about xhamster.

Evening horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:18 PM (hlMPp)

59 "[O]fficials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) admit that only three airports in the United States require workers to undergo security checks"

I don't understand this. I work around the industry and the amount of time it takes an hourly employee to get the badges and certificates to be behind security is maddening.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:19 PM (m4DSD)

60 I just want to repeat what I said last ONT: the new Star Wars was wretched, with no redeeming features, and will make you nostalgic for the pacing and the cerebral screenwriting of The Phantom Menace. Jar Jar would have been an improvement over Finn.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 12, 2016 11:20 PM (6FqZa)

61 If I were a teacher in SF I would never, and I mean EVER quit my job.




The new policy on discipline where race is a factor because of the disparate impact discipline has on minorities means schools do not discipline some students because it would be unfair to their demographic.

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:20 PM (KbR/t)

62 56 Remember a few years ago when an Italian prisoner defiantly said to his terrorist captors, "This is how an Italian dies!"?

Godspeed Alexander Prokhorenko.

Posted by: rickl

Not familiar with him, and he may have been just as brave, uttering the same phrase, but most of us are aware of Fabrizio Quattrocchi's death.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2016 11:18 PM (A/3fN)

Called in an air strike on his position to take some of the ISIS bastards with him and not be captured.

New father.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:20 PM (hlMPp)

63 56
Not familiar with him, and he may have been just as brave, uttering the same phrase, but most of us are aware of Fabrizio Quattrocchi's death.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2016 11:18 PM (A/3fN)


Thanks. I didn't remember his name, although I should.

The story of the Russian guy is linked in the post.

I'm terrible with names. I'm hopeless with foreign names.

Posted by: rickl at April 12, 2016 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

64 So, if you own residential rental property in San Francisco, you need to find any excuse whatsoever to avoid renting to anyone employed by the school system and other public jobs that are bound to be added soon.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 12, 2016 11:21 PM (IdCqF)

65 Since I got willowed last thread I'll go and retread this comment too, on why I think Boulder's college-area hobos are of higher quality than Austin's:

CU-Boulder has avoided the hobo problem (for the most part) because its campus, dorms, and frats aren't downtown. They're all south of downtown up a steep hill. So the bums had to hike to get there. And when they get there they're not sheltered there, so they have to hike back down the hill.

UT-Austin is "hill country" but Texas's ideas of "hill"... differ, slightly, from Colorado's. Also Texas's ideas of "winter" differ.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 12, 2016 11:22 PM (6FqZa)

66 Wait, wait... the Germans are trying lecture other people about perversions?
No shit?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:23 PM (3MK6t)

67 That crazy Eddie story ties in well with the
Breitbart story a few days ago about organized crime in Berlin has been
taken over by Syrians.
Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:13 PM (KbR/t)


What, they chased out all the Turks?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 12, 2016 11:24 PM (1Bhkn)

68
66 Wait, wait... the Germans are trying lecture other people about perversions?

No shit?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:23 PM (3MK6t)

No shit? Then nein nein nein!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:24 PM (hlMPp)

69 (walks into ladies' room, tackle out)

FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST! THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, WE ARE FREE AT LAST!

But, but, but, what about furries' equal employment! OPPRESSED!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:24 PM (wB8Tg)

70 Does SF smell of piss like Seattle does?

Posted by: jake at April 12, 2016 11:25 PM (92+OH)

71 Howdy, y'all!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 12, 2016 11:25 PM (EzgxV)

72 66 Wait, wait... the Germans are trying lecture other people about perversions?
No shit?
Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:23 PM (3MK6t)

*ears perk*

Did I hear something about scheisse porn?

Posted by: Martin Bashir at April 12, 2016 11:25 PM (0mRoj)

73 "UT-Austin is "hill country" but Texas's ideas of "hill"... differ, slightly, from Colorado's. Also Texas's ideas of "winter" differ."


Uh-oh. Somebody's taking a shot.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:25 PM (m4DSD)

74 hi all
wow that's a lot of zeroes on that home price

Posted by: chemjeff at April 12, 2016 11:26 PM (+B4Qh)

75
The new policy on discipline where race is a factor because of the disparate impact discipline has on minorities means schools do not discipline some students because it would be unfair to their demographic.

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:20 PM (KbR/t)

Seriously, when the fuck do my white male privelege benefits kick in?!?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:27 PM (hlMPp)

76
Really, I don't want my tax dollars spent on saving those suicidal tools.
Posted by: iforgot


I've seen many internet comments by people in that area who claim it is they who are saving the rest of the country.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 12, 2016 11:27 PM (FkBIv)

77
It does get a little weary some when everything is porn, everything is mocked, and everything is argued over.

Back in olden times, great movie directors used to comment on how they had a favorite movie or two or a favorite director and they watched their favorite movie repeatedly and learned the craft of movie making by doing so.

Sorry I can't name one to prove the point. Film historians might.

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:27 PM (KbR/t)

78 wow that's a lot of zeroes on that home price
Posted by: chemjeff at April 12, 2016 11:26 PM (+B4Qh)

****

To be fair, there are a lot of zeroes in that city.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 12, 2016 11:27 PM (aVq8D)

79 "From the low $1,000,000s" means there is *one* house in that development at that price, and it has no yard, and it faces the high-traffic entry road.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:27 PM (wB8Tg)

80 "wow that's a lot of zeroes on that home price"


Just the low millions. You can do that $15/hr in no time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:28 PM (m4DSD)

81 The Salon article has a quote from a Paolo.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at April 12, 2016 11:28 PM (sOhww)

82 Seriously, when the fuck do my white male privelege benefits kick in?!?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:27 PM (hlMPp)


You are *assumed* to have benefited from this. You don't actually benefit from it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:28 PM (wB8Tg)

83 Hey all, happy Tues.

Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2016 11:28 PM (o/90i)

84 Douche Bank has been doing some pretty perverted things themselves. Financially, they're the equivalent of some tranny pulling a train in the middle of something really sick. Or some crossdresser getting off on himself being a slut and whacking off in the girl's restroom.

Hell, I think the whole damn world finance system has become basically that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 12, 2016 11:29 PM (DW+jj)

85 " "From the low $1,000,000s" means there is *one* house in that development at that price, and it has no yard, and it faces the high-traffic entry road."




Just like the Suburban for $32K. Terrible color. A year model holdover......and smells.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:29 PM (m4DSD)

86 "This is how an Italian dies!"?



On his knees, in an orange jumpsuit, with his hands tied behind his back, and an angry expression on his face?

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:29 PM (KbR/t)

87 47 Hi EC. Nice to find you here
Posted by: L, Elle at April 12, 2016 11:12 PM (2x3L+)


Good evening, L, Elle!

I'm just getting ready for a business trip, packing and whatnot. Thought I'd check out the ONT.

Wife is away with the kid, visiting the eldest retard, so I'm here alone getting ready. Well, not really alone. The dog is here too keeping me company. He just wants to be near people.

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:30 PM (j8YpL)

88 "... if, that is, we weren't recovering from the Eugenics Wars that the original Star Trek expected to arrive sometime in the 1990s."

In this timeline, they were pre-empted by the Dysgenics Wars which began in the 1960s and continue to this day. With the dysgenic forces gaining ground every year.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 12, 2016 11:30 PM (noWW6)

89 No, if I was taking a shot at Texas's (lack of) elevation, I'd say that if a steer pooped upon a cowpat outside of Fredericksburg, the locals would plant a flag on the double turd and charge for "Alpine Tours" up it

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 12, 2016 11:30 PM (6FqZa)

90
60 I just want to repeat what I said last ONT: the new Star Wars was wretched, with no redeeming features, and will make you nostalgic for the pacing and the cerebral screenwriting of The Phantom Menace. Jar Jar would have been an improvement over Finn.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 12, 2016 11:20 PM (6FqZa)


But hey!

I know that the new Star Wars had a Disney Warrior Princess who without any training at all beat the shit out of a Sith, who had been trained by Skywalker...

But at least the next Star War movie.. Rouge 1 will have.... oh.... crap.... a Disney Princess who will kick the crap out of every guy in the entire universe...

/facepalm

Posted by: Don Quixote at April 12, 2016 11:30 PM (qf6WZ)

91 83 Hey all, happy Tues.
Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2016 11:28 PM (o/90i)

What's happy about it?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:31 PM (0mRoj)

92 Just like the Suburban for $32K. Terrible color. A year model holdover......and smells.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:29 PM (m4DSD)


I looked at a new Acura a couple of years ago.

I don't know what they treated the leather with, but I suspect yak musk was part of it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:31 PM (wB8Tg)

93 Then again, I'm not entirely sure RT.com and en.kremlin.ru are the best of sources for news.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2016 11:31 PM (A/3fN)

94 (edits HOSTS file)

0.0.0.0 xhamster.com

Posted by: CrustyB at April 12, 2016 11:31 PM (Hnglq)

95
[O]fficials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) admit that only three airports in the United States require workers to undergo security checks.
---------------------------

Paul Ryan funds this shit. Whoever's on whatever oversight committee "oversees" this shit.

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:32 PM (5o5ek)

96 "This sets us on the level of European social democracies that have more forward-thinking policies," Supervisor Eric Mar said proudly of the family leave law. Maybe so.

============

F*ck him in particular. This douchnozzle took his kid to Disneyland and then complained it was "commercialized."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 12, 2016 11:32 PM (EZebt)

97 And my hands are clean, thankyouverymuch!

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:32 PM (j8YpL)

98 On his knees, in an orange jumpsuit, with his hands tied behind his back, and an angry expression on his face?

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering


No, Fabrizio died in 2004.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2016 11:32 PM (A/3fN)

99 "No, if I was taking a shot at Texas's (lack of) elevation, I'd say that if a steer pooped upon a cowpat outside of Fredericksburg, the locals would plant a flag on the double turd and charge for "Alpine Tours" up it"

That is pretty damn awesome.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (m4DSD)

100 Deutsche Bank are sitting on a pile of toxic derivatives exposure that's larger by far than the entire German GDP.

If that thing blows, and there are signs it may, say goodbye to Germany economically for a generation or more. The rest of the EU being collateral damage along the way. And we'll get our own double-decker shit sandwich to eat. Ain't lowballization just grand?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (noWW6)

101 Help a poor Hordeling out?

What's the deal/story on Rosetta? I clicked thru, still don't *get* it.

TIA

Posted by: speedster1 at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (vUcdz)

102 97 And my hands are clean, thankyouverymuch!
Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:32 PM (j8YpL)

But is your hair on fire?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (0mRoj)

103 If you don't understand a reference, Scotty, you're best off keeping your mouth shut.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (3MK6t)

104 Hell, I was reading that in the SF area, Palo Alto maybe, that house prices are so damn high that making $250K per year puts you "in poverty" as far affording housing. They were trying to subsidize people making up to that much.

You know, cops, teachers and others just couldn't afford to live there. So make the "rich" subsidize them.

Of course, the market solution: if idiots want to bid up the cost of living that high, let the fools do it. If they want cops, fire, etc, etc, then let said fools pay to house them themselves. Otherwise, they don't get none.

Without that, the market would of course lower prices to where it was sustainable. Otherwise, well, it wouldn't be sustained.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (DW+jj)

105

Wife is away with the kid, visiting the eldest retard, so I'm here alone getting ready. Well, not really alone.

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:30 PM (j8YpL)


And thus the reason why xhamster still streamed a shitload to NC today.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (hlMPp)

106 bth, aren't you a Limey?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (m4DSD)

107 But is your hair on fire?

No. Why do you ask?

*sprays activator*

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:34 PM (j8YpL)

108 To answer the question of the bay leaf, one should just utilize a reverse phase high pressure liquid chromatograph.

Posted by: The Chromatographic Hat at April 12, 2016 11:34 PM (vBeA5)

109 Seriously, when the fuck do my white male privelege benefits kick in?!?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:27 PM (hlMPp)


Had a GREAT conversation with my probably illegal alien house painter today...

He could not figure out why the medical profession here has all Latino Nurses, but Indian and Pakistani Doctors...

and yes... he was MUCH more RAAAAACist than I was....

Posted by: Don Quixote at April 12, 2016 11:34 PM (qf6WZ)

110 And thus the reason why xhamster still streamed a shitload to NC today.

I was curious about that and wanted to see if it really was shut down for NC IP addresses. You know...research.

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:35 PM (j8YpL)

111 Ricardo, I'm a multiethnic Eurasian... if we're also counting Algeria; although mostly Brit... if we're also counting Ireland. I was born in London though!

I lived in Houston for a lot of my life though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 12, 2016 11:36 PM (6FqZa)

112 97 And my hands are clean, thankyouverymuch!

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:32 PM (j8YpL)

Hand lotion is not the same as hand soap

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:36 PM (hlMPp)

113 And thus the reason why xhamster still streamed a shitload to NC today.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (hlMPp)


Virtue signaling isn't about virtue, it's about signaling.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:36 PM (wB8Tg)

114 I looked at a new Acura a couple of years ago.

I don't know what they treated the leather with, but I suspect yak musk was part of it.

Posted by: Merovign


Some Acura seats are the half-n-half leather deal. or were at some point.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2016 11:37 PM (A/3fN)

115 When I was a kid in the 70's thionking about the 2000's and flying cars and sh*t, I never thought we'd be arguing if men could use the womens's restrooms.

or if men could marrry other men.



??

Posted by: jake at April 12, 2016 11:37 PM (92+OH)

116
If I were a teacher in SF I would never, and I mean EVER quit my job.




The new policy on discipline where race is a factor because of the disparate impact discipline has on minorities means schools do not discipline some students because it would be unfair to their demographic.
Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:20 PM (KbR/t)
------------------------

Better still! One more duty I could totally neglect.

By the way, are there any disparate impact policies regarding grades? Like, could I give automatic A's to all my Students of Color? I could make it so the last work I ever do on this job is clicking "Submit" on the application.

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:37 PM (5o5ek)

117 If you don't understand a reference, Scotty, you're best off keeping your mouth shut.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM


nypost
http://preview.tinyurl.com/hdpphbh

If you can't stand the truth, well, that's your problem.

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:38 PM (KbR/t)

118 Hand lotion is not the same as hand soap

Some of those antibacterial hand sanitizers are more lotion than alcohol gel. The lotion looks like something else when it squirts into your hand.

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:38 PM (j8YpL)

119 "I lived in Houston for a lot of my life though."


Well, I am sorry for that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:39 PM (m4DSD)

120 I'm all for choice in bathrooms. If a business owner would like to provide customers with unisex bathrooms, go for it.
I thought liberals were for choice.
Now they are punishing the dissenters.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 12, 2016 11:40 PM (egOGm)

121 Some of those antibacterial hand sanitizers are more lotion than alcohol gel. The lotion looks like something else when it squirts into your hand.
Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:38 PM (j8YpL)


*****

Yeah, but what I wanna know is....how did they get it to be pink?

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 12, 2016 11:40 PM (aVq8D)

122
and yes... he was MUCH more RAAAAACist than I was....

Posted by: Don Quixote at April 12, 2016 11:34 PM (qf6WZ)

Speaking of racist. Some show being pushed on Conan's show with a black comedian(?) going around and talking to Klan members.

Because .0000024 of the population is the problem.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:40 PM (hlMPp)

123 "Some Acura seats are the half-n-half leather deal. or were at some point."

Half-n-half what?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:40 PM (m4DSD)

124 Consider Fabrizio Quattrocchi, murdered in Iraq on April 14th. In the moment before his death, he yanked off his hood and cried defiantly, "I will show you how an Italian dies!" He ruined the movie for his killers. As a snuff video and recruitment tool, it was all but useless, so much so that the Arabic TV stations declined to show it.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:40 PM (3MK6t)

125
When I was a kid in the 70's thionking about the 2000's and flying cars and sh*t, I never thought we'd be arguing if men could use the womens's restrooms.
or if men could marrry other men.
??
Posted by: jake


Our path of progress got deflected by a mini smod.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 12, 2016 11:41 PM (FkBIv)

126 All that hand sanitizer stuff is a load of crap, basically. Soap and water will do just as well. Hell, I think they've actually done studies. Soap and water is far better, overall, than using all that crap.

It's just gimmicky nonsense to get more of your money.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 12, 2016 11:41 PM (DW+jj)

127 123 "Some Acura seats are the half-n-half leather deal. or were at some point."

Half-n-half what?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:40 PM (m4DSD)


Half real leather, half fine Corinthian leather?

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:41 PM (j8YpL)

128 "lived in Houston for a lot of my life though."

You have my sympathy.

Posted by: Lauren at April 12, 2016 11:41 PM (av10d)

129 . The lotion looks like something else when it squirts into your hand.


Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:38 PM (j8YpL)

Steps away to shave and leave that phrasing alone.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:42 PM (hlMPp)

130 Half-n-half what?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:40 PM (m4DSD)

****

Untanned Alpaca, apparently.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 12, 2016 11:42 PM (aVq8D)

131 "I'm a multiethnic Eurasian..."

Uh-huh. And I'm a multi-ethnic European-Native American. I know this game.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:42 PM (m4DSD)

132 76
Really, I don't want my tax dollars spent on saving those suicidal tools.
Posted by: iforgot

I've seen many internet comments by people in that area who claim it is they who are saving the rest of the country.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 12, 2016 11:27 PM (FkBIv)



Part of the reason that San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and DC are so expensive is because the JEF has spent TEN TRILLION DOLLARS there, financing it by promising to tax the bejabbers out of everyone else.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 12, 2016 11:42 PM (EzgxV)

133 107 But is your hair on fire?

No. Why do you ask?

*sprays activator*
Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:34 PM (j8YpL)

*shifty eyes*

Ummm...no reason.

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:43 PM (0mRoj)

134 I was thinking of the movie The Ninth Configuration and the book it is based on, Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane.

Specifically I was thinking of the quote, "If nominated I refuse to run, if elected I vow to spend my tenure vomiting" and thinking it was from that movie.

Apparently it was not. But I did find this quote:


"Infinite goodness is creating a being you know, in advance, is going to complain. "

(and thought it was apropos)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 12, 2016 11:43 PM (1Bhkn)

135 Did my earlier post get eaten? Okay fine...

Hey everybody. Again. :-)

That Mental Floss article on Crazy Eddie is great, here's another one on Jimmy Carter's radioactive urine. (Read the article.)

http://tinyurl.com/og2ae5q

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2016 11:43 PM (ntObR)

136 Half-n-half what?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill


Half pleather, half leather; leather in the actual seat.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2016 11:43 PM (A/3fN)

137
So, if you own residential rental property in San Francisco, you need to find any excuse whatsoever to avoid renting to anyone employed by the school system and other public jobs that are bound to be added soon.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 12, 2016 11:21 PM (IdCqF)
--------------------------

Soon every last renter in the city will claim to be employed by the school system.

And they'll have papers to prove it. Fair market value will be a thousand dollars I'd say.

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:43 PM (5o5ek)

138 "And I'm a multi-ethnic European-Native American. I know this game"
Me too! If you count ALL THE BRITISH ISLES as "multi-ethnic "

Posted by: Lauren at April 12, 2016 11:43 PM (av10d)

139 Well, my parents could have stayed in Algiers I guess. Houston was an improvement over that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 12, 2016 11:43 PM (6FqZa)

140 "Half real leather, half fine Corinthian leather?"

I happen to know that fine Corinthian leather is nice material.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:43 PM (m4DSD)

141 Now they are punishing the dissenters.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 12, 2016 11:40 PM (egOGm)


Since at least Rousseau, continuously, more or less lethally depending on how much power they have.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:44 PM (wB8Tg)

142 "Well, my parents could have stayed in Algiers I guess. Houston was an improvement over that."

Okay, well you got me there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:45 PM (m4DSD)

143 Ummm...no reason.

*shifty eyes*


I'm actually traveling to your neck of the woods tomorrow. Then back again to Orlando later this month, working with a cutie rep. She's nice!

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:45 PM (j8YpL)

144 Mmmmm...the smell and feel of rich Corinthian leather! Better than Viagra!

Posted by: Ricardo Montalban at April 12, 2016 11:45 PM (0mRoj)

145 So now that he's been fired for about a month, is the World's Most Interesting Man still that interesting?

I heard a good one about him a few days ago: The World's Most Interesting Man's cat, actually once caught the red dot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2016 11:45 PM (ntObR)

146
Really, I don't want my tax dollars spent on saving those suicidal tools.
Posted by: iforgot

I've seen many internet comments by people in that area who claim it is they who are saving the rest of the country.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 12, 2016 11:27 PM (FkBIv)



Part of the reason that San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and DC are so expensive is because the JEF has spent TEN TRILLION DOLLARS there, financing it by promising to tax the bejabbers out of everyone else.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 12, 2016 11:42 PM (EzgxV)

--------------------------

Yeah, that was a weak joke I made; I know full well my tax dollars already are being spent on saving those suicidal tools.

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (5o5ek)

147 "Untanned Alpaca, apparently."

Okay, well, now I understand the smell.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (m4DSD)

148 113 And thus the reason why xhamster still streamed a shitload to NC today.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:33 PM (hlMPp)

Virtue signaling isn't about virtue, it's about signaling.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:36 PM (wB8Tg)

I'm not virtue signaling.... Just wondering why anyone would be affected by xhamster ban (and having fun with EC)

C'mon. Hellporno. Free vids in HD.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (hlMPp)

149 ". Houston was an improvement over that."


Barely. Nah I'm kidding. My hatred for Houston is mostly the horrible traffic. And that stretch of Katy Highway that doesn't have a gas station for like 20 miles. And you're pregnant. And the baby is kicking your bladder. And DAMN YOU HOUSTON.

Posted by: Lauren at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (av10d)

150
Speaking of racist. Some show being pushed on Conan's show with a black comedian(?) going around and talking to Klan members.

I'll bet that's the new CNN show "W. Kamau Bell will travel across the country exploring various communities in United Shades of America."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (FkBIv)

151 "I'm a multiethnic Eurasian..."

Uh-huh. And I'm a multi-ethnic European-Native American. I know this game.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:42 PM (m4DSD)


I am a banana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KMjOGg4fZ4

Posted by: A Banana at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (vBeA5)

152 143 Ummm...no reason.

*shifty eyes*

I'm actually traveling to your neck of the woods tomorrow. Then back again to Orlando later this month, working with a cutie rep. She's nice!
Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:45 PM (j8YpL)

Cool! You going to be here long?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (0mRoj)

153 Soon every last renter in the city will claim to be employed by the school system.

And they'll have papers to prove it. Fair market value will be a thousand dollars I'd say.
Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:43 PM (5o5ek)

*****

I've got a pretty good Adobe editing software suite. That along with a color laser and a $500/week extended stay hotel should be good for 3-4 sets a day.

*Ponders the math, that has no place on this blog*

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (aVq8D)

154 Just watched the Trailer for Rogue 1, the latest Star Wars flick.


I'm all for awesome chicks and all but after watching The Force Awakens I'm not sure where or why this is heading that way

Posted by: jake at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (92+OH)

155 Couple days around the WPB and Boca area.

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:47 PM (j8YpL)

156
Breitbart : Berlin Organized Crime taken over by Arab Clans.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zslalfc

I guess the Turks could be Arabs, eh?

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:47 PM (KbR/t)

157 Hey all, happy Tues.
Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2016 11:28 PM (o/90i)

What's happy about it?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:31 PM

Ahh well, we're still here?

Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2016 11:47 PM (o/90i)

158 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (FkBIv)

That's the show! Saw the ad on Conan.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:48 PM (hlMPp)

159 Those of you running down San Francisco are overlooking the many other attributes which today's SF has to offer, in exchange for its high housing costs.

When you go outside, there's the pervasive smell of human urine and feces everywhere.

Snooty overrated restaurants that you can only occasionally eat in unless you're a teenage dot-com billionaire.

The most comically ineffectual police force in the country. Who refuse to take reports from citizens for fear it'll make the numbers look bad. Who solve less than half of the city's murders.

A fire department who are notable for ordering hydrants incompatible with their engines and hoses. Also for driving rescue trucks over the prone bodies of accident victims and killing them.

If you have to repair or remodel your house, you'll be dealing with a
brazenly corrupt building department. The smallest of jobs will have
you retaining the services of an outside "expediter" at several thousand
bucks just to get the application looked at in a timely manner.

San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco make Miz-Zoo look like a paragon of disciplined, monastic scholarship.

A small retail sector driven out by high rents. If you need to actually buy something other than overpriced tourist gewgaws, better saddle up for the drive well down the Peninsula, if not all the way to San Jose.

If your car hasn't been towed by the country's most aggressive parking enforcement bureau, that is. A bureau which is now placing cameras on all of the city buses to spot and document even the tiniest of infringements viewable as the bus goes by, with fat tickets sent via the DMV.

The buses themselves being notoriously home to visibly unwell street people, rats, roaches, and fleas. With a terrible safety record and an equally crummy on-time record. At one point a bus came back to the barn with the body of a deceased wino aboard. The rigor and odor of the corpse indicated the bus had been driving around for most of its service day with a seated dead body amongst the passengers.

But SF is a _world class city_. With _spectacular views_. Don't forget that.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 12, 2016 11:48 PM (noWW6)

160 So that story actually ends more interestingly.

We finally find a Taco Cabana and I run in to pee. Then I come out and there's a cop escorting a hooker into TC. Mighty altruistic of him, no?

That's the most Houston thing ever.

Posted by: Lauren at April 12, 2016 11:49 PM (av10d)

161 But torquewrench isn't bitter... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2016 11:49 PM (ntObR)

162 155 Couple days around the WPB and Boca area.
Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:47 PM (j8YpL)


Nice spots. If you think of it, and have the time, give me a heads up when you're heading into the Orlando area.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:49 PM (0mRoj)

163 I guess the Turks could be Arabs, eh?

Arabs speak Arabic. Turks don't.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2016 11:49 PM (1xUj/)

164 My company HQ is based in San Fran. I saw a bunch of corporate alerts about the NC Bathroom law last week.

Deleted that shit.

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:50 PM (j8YpL)

165 Have zero interest in seeing SF.

Santa Rosa OTOH, I want to go to passionately. I want to clean out the Schulz Museum Gift Shop, I love the Peanuts comic strip so much.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2016 11:50 PM (ntObR)

166 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:44 PM (wB8Tg)
I also thought the left wanted the government out of their bedroom. But they want the state in their bathroom.
I also was told we should tolerate different lifestyles.
Toleration is different than mandatory acceptance.
I also think if a gay hairdresser doesn't want to take the westboro church nuts as a client, they shouldn't have to.
Could the westboro church sue for discrimination based on religious bigotry?
I'm really libertarian on this stuff.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 12, 2016 11:50 PM (egOGm)

167 Remember when you consider the brave Russian and the brave Italian and the heroes of Benghazi and men like them...

that Lena Dunham said just today that

"White men don't know what it's like to be under attack"


Sure Lena, sure

Posted by: ThunderB at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (zOTsN)

168 157 Hey all, happy Tues.
Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2016 11:28 PM (o/90i)

What's happy about it?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:31 PM

Ahh well, we're still here?
Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2016 11:47 PM (o/90i)

You're going to have to do better than that...

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (0mRoj)

169 Well, I think torque has told us all off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (m4DSD)

170 Nice spots. If you think of it, and have the time, give me a heads up when you're heading into the Orlando area.

Will try, but I'm on a tight schedule. I get into town and I'm going to be driven around by the rep the whole time.

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (j8YpL)

171 I'm all for awesome chicks and all but after watching The Force Awakens I'm not sure where or why this is heading that way

Posted by: jake


Diversity uber alles.

Posted by: BBC and media near you at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (A/3fN)

172 Here I come to save you from the rest of the week!!

Posted by: Planet 9 at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (ntObR)

173 "SF is a _world class city_. With _spectacular views_. Don't forget that."

At least their ballet is good?

Posted by: Lauren at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (av10d)

174
I've got a pretty good Adobe editing software suite. That along with a color laser and a $500/week extended stay hotel should be good for 3-4 sets a day.

*Ponders the math, that has no place on this blog*
Posted by: Tim in GA at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (aVq8D)
-------------------------
Oh, a Catch Me If You Can operation. Wellll, what I had in mind was fancy HR grads simply selling "proof of employment" certificates. Way to muscle in!

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:52 PM (5o5ek)

175 170 Nice spots. If you think of it, and have the time, give me a heads up when you're heading into the Orlando area.

Will try, but I'm on a tight schedule. I get into town and I'm going to be driven around by the rep the whole time.
Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (j8YpL)

Gotcha. I figured it might be something like that.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:52 PM (0mRoj)

176 "Here I come to save you from the rest of the week!!"


Direct collision? Don't tease now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:52 PM (m4DSD)

177 172 Here I come to save you from the rest of the week!!
Posted by: Planet 9 at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (ntObR)

Poser.

Posted by: Nibiru at April 12, 2016 11:53 PM (0mRoj)

178 Ricardo, I'm a multiethnic Eurasian... if we're also counting Algeria; although mostly Brit... if we're also counting Ireland. I was born in London though!
I lived in Houston for a lot of my life though.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 12, 2016 11:36 PM

I've been here a while, I just assumed you were an English dude transported to CO. Enlighten us some more, that's an interesting history.

Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2016 11:53 PM (o/90i)

179 The last time I was in SF was nearly 10 years ago, when an old aunt of mine who live in Alameda died and I carried my mother out there. My father just wasn't up to going.

Now, with my accent, I was apparently something exotic. I remember eating in a little restaurant out there the first night, and I noticed every time I'd talk, everyone in the damn place would stop and just listen. It was sort of disconcerting, but then I started getting a kick out of it.

We went off to some damn fancy place with a lot of my aunt's friends, and some of them were women a bit younger, in their 50s.

Well, I learned quickly from my accent they were expecting me to play a role, which I did. I was Rhett freakin' Butler for 'em, and they ate it up. I got a taste of what it was like to be, hell, Humprhey Bogart or Carey Grant, you know, an operator.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 12, 2016 11:53 PM (DW+jj)

180 I'm not virtue signaling.... Just wondering why anyone would be affected by xhamster ban (and having fun with EC)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (hlMPp)


???

I was referring to Xhamster or whatever the bestiality site's name is.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:53 PM (wB8Tg)

181
I also thought the left wanted the government out of their bedroom. But they want the state in their bathroom.

What about the bathroom in the bedroom?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 12, 2016 11:53 PM (FkBIv)

182
Here I come to save you from the rest of the week!!

Posted by: Planet 9 at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (ntObR)
-------------------------

Whaa??? Is SMOD on leave or something?

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:54 PM (5o5ek)

183 Bandersnatch at April 12, 2016 11:49 PM

Reference #67

Kindltot at April 12, 2016 11:24 PM

I've been told to shut up if I don't know what I'm talking about.

I'ma little pissed, so it is probably the best if I go away now.

Posted by: Scotty Tiplering at April 12, 2016 11:54 PM (KbR/t)

184 SF is a _world class city

Third largest in the Bay Area!

Posted by: t-bird at April 12, 2016 11:54 PM (9mTYi)

185 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2016 11:54 PM (voOPb)

186 "I've been here a while, I just assumed you were an English dude transported to CO. Enlighten us some more, that's an interesting history. "

I'll throw in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:55 PM (m4DSD)

187 I guess things have gone really downhill since The Streets of San Francisco was on TV, torquewrench.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:55 PM (3MK6t)

188 Compare Airplane! with Zero Hour (1957).

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x43usfd

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2016 11:55 PM (VdICR)

189 Soon there won't be anywhere for normal males and females to take a piss unmolested.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)

190 I was referring to Xhamster or whatever the bestiality site's name is.

It's a pron site, not a beastiality site.

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:55 PM (j8YpL)

191 **Top 5 Least Popular Tourist Spots in SF**

5. The furniture stores that sells used items from Nancy Pelosi's office, including several of her old "spitoons"

4. Folsom Street Fair Gift Shop

3. At Fisherman's Wharf, the photo booth that's been a favorite for years of Anthony Weiner's

2. The Ghirardelli rejects bin, including tons of heavily discounted bars of their special dark chocolate and bull semen blend

1. Fabian Nunez' dive bar, "A Shot In The Head"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2016 11:56 PM (ntObR)

192 My husband and son were in SF to watch a baseball game. Just for fun they took a double decker bus. They sat on the top, outside. And got stuck in the traffic. Behind several dozen nude bicyclists. Mostly men

Posted by: ThunderB at April 12, 2016 11:56 PM (zOTsN)

193 192 My husband and son were in SF to watch a baseball game. Just for fun they took a double decker bus. They sat on the top, outside. And got stuck in the traffic. Behind several dozen nude bicyclists. Mostly men
Posted by: ThunderB at April 12, 2016 11:56 PM (zOTsN)


Go long on bike seat futures.

Posted by: EC at April 12, 2016 11:57 PM (j8YpL)

194 You're from Yonkers, publius (not Breitbart publius)?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:57 PM (3MK6t)

195 192 My husband and son were in SF to watch a baseball game. Just for fun they took a double decker bus. They sat on the top, outside. And got stuck in the traffic. Behind several dozen nude bicyclists. Mostly men
Posted by: ThunderB at April 12, 2016 11:56 PM (zOTsN)

How do they avoid squashing their nuts?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:57 PM (0mRoj)

196 169 Well, I think torque has told us all off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM (m4DSD)



No, that was a brief but accurate description of the sanctimonious cesspit that is Frisco.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 12, 2016 11:57 PM (EzgxV)

197 I was referring to Xh@mster or whatever the bestiality site's name is.
richardgere.com??? Or is that gerbils?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:58 PM (3MK6t)

198 So there are straight people in SF?



Posted by: jake at April 12, 2016 11:58 PM (92+OH)

199
My husband and son were in SF to watch a baseball game. Just for fun they took a double decker bus. They sat on the top, outside. And got stuck in the traffic. Behind several dozen nude bicyclists. Mostly men

Posted by: ThunderB at April 12, 2016 11:56 PM (zOTsN)
----------------------

Sounds like Critical Mass has become Critical Ass.

http://www.sfcriticalmass.org/

Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:58 PM (5o5ek)

200 191 **Top 5 Least Popular Tourist Spots in SF**

5. The furniture stores that sells used items from Nancy Pelosi's office, including several of her old "spitoons"

4. Folsom Street Fair Gift Shop


Unless you were really in the market for a Jesus dildo.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:58 PM (0mRoj)

201
I worked summers as a young lad in several gas stations, and one of my chores was cleaning the rest rooms.

I have never seen a bathroom get trashed so badly as the women's rooms.

Never. Sorry to say that, but tis truth.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 12, 2016 11:59 PM (P/8aq)

202 199
My husband and son were in SF to watch a baseball game. Just for fun they took a double decker bus. They sat on the top, outside. And got stuck in the traffic. Behind several dozen nude bicyclists. Mostly men

Posted by: ThunderB at April 12, 2016 11:56 PM (zOTsN)
----------------------

Sounds like Critical Mass has become Critical Ass.

http://www.sfcriticalmass.org/
Posted by: iforgot at April 12, 2016 11:58 PM (5o5ek)

I fucking hate those traffic-obstructing cocksucking pieces of shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:59 PM (0mRoj)

203 I predict in less than 100 years the Japanese race will have disappeared from the earth.

Posted by: PBJ5959 at April 12, 2016 11:59 PM (r1du+)

204 They sat on the top, outside. And got stuck in the traffic. Behind several dozen nude bicyclists. Mostly men

Posted by: ThunderB at April 12, 2016 11:56 PM (zOTsN)


Reason #1653 to always carry a pea shooter and pocketfull of dried peas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2016 11:59 PM (UsLZp)

205 Behind several dozen nude bicyclists. Mostly men

There's someone at work like that. Mostly a man, but carries a purse and pees with the girls.

Posted by: t-bird at April 12, 2016 11:59 PM (Z58Xa)

206 How do they avoid squashing their nuts?
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Snip. Snip.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2016 11:59 PM (3MK6t)

207 Bandersnatch at April 12, 2016 11:49 PM

Reference #67



Whatevs.

I had to walk away from a thread today, too, fwiw.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2016 11:59 PM (1xUj/)

208
And on that note (whatever it was), I must sign off. Can't believe you damn morons have kept me up this late.

Posted by: iforgot at April 13, 2016 12:00 AM (5o5ek)

209 I'm all for Women being allowed in Men's restrooms. Maybe someone will finally clean the place up a bit.
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Well said Garrett

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 12:00 AM (voOPb)

210 Scotty, you are cool. Roll with it.

Wrong is a factual position, not a moral one (and who expects me to be factual or correct on the internet?)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2016 12:01 AM (1Bhkn)

211 How do they avoid squashing their nuts?

Pro tip: when removing the seat, be damned sure you remove the seat post as well!

Posted by: t-bird at April 13, 2016 12:01 AM (Z58Xa)

212 But SF is a _world class city_. With _spectacular views_. Don't forget that.
Posted by: torquewrench at April 12, 2016 11:48 PM

Scratch SF off our to visit list. TY TW.

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:01 AM (o/90i)

213 Never. Sorry to say that, but tis truth.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 12, 2016 11:59 PM (P/8aq)


Heard the same from a a gent who was for many years the janitor at the elementary school I attended.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 12:01 AM (UsLZp)

214 "No, that was a brief but accurate description of the sanctimonious cesspit that is Frisco."

I'd love to visit old S.F. and points east up in the Sierras. See Gold country.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 12:01 AM (m4DSD)

215 Trigger Warning ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719924914531250176

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719925164939587584

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719925332439101441

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719925502975324160

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719925667253653506

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2016 12:02 AM (fMQvT)

216 180 I'm not virtue signaling.... Just wondering why anyone would be affected by xhamster ban (and having fun with EC)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 12, 2016 11:46 PM (hlMPp)

???

I was referring to Xhamster or whatever the bestiality site's name is.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2016 11:53 PM (wB8Tg)

Misread your statement Mero...and actually had to look up virtue signaling. Then thought you thought I was pointing fingers.

Naw....check my browser history....

Better yet...

That was lost in a boating accident.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:02 AM (hlMPp)

217 How do they avoid squashing their nuts?

I would not have known except for zombie's photo links.
Ready?

They inflate them with air. To the size of a basketball.
And now you know.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 13, 2016 12:02 AM (xq1UY)

218 Ricardo, years ago (I think it was 1980) my dad insisted on having us travel up the entirety of California's Highway 49, which makes a point of passing through many of the old ghost and near-ghost towns of the Gold Rush era.

I admit it was a lot more fun and memorable than I was willing to admit at the time, being a persnickety 14-year-old nebbish.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:03 AM (ntObR)

219 My only good San Fran story goes as follows:

I was out there in 1986 running the audio visual crew for a large Orthopaedic Convention. We were on the final setup day, and my boss came to town. It had gotten late in the day, and the Project Manager, me and my Boss took a 6 pack and a pizza out of a take out order out to one of the freight docks at Moscone.

As we grabbed a beer and a slice, my Boss tapped me on the shoulder, turned me around to look at the street and asked: "Am I really seeing a walking Penis and 4 naked guys in the street out there?" "Why, yes Ed, I believe you are."

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:03 AM (aVq8D)

220 Hmmmm


Burning Man has a nude female bike ride called "Critical Tits"

Posted by: ThunderB at April 13, 2016 12:03 AM (zOTsN)

221 More Trigger Warning ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719925893859274753

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719926060578697216

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719926209061199874

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719926366746058753

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/719926510656884737

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2016 12:04 AM (fMQvT)

222 Ahh well, we're still here?
Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2016 11:47 PM (o/90i)

You're going to have to do better than that...
Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM

Well it looks like I'm getting a tax refund instead of sending these corrupt bastards a check. Small consolation I know, but it's better than paying more.

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:04 AM (o/90i)

223 Rest in peace, my favorite man lesbian

Posted by: pajama momma at April 13, 2016 12:04 AM (4OpVM)

224 "I had to walk away from a thread today, too, fwiw."

y tu.

Nothing to be had. Many that way these days.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 12:04 AM (m4DSD)

225 222 Ahh well, we're still here?
Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2016 11:47 PM (o/90i)

You're going to have to do better than that...
Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:51 PM

Well it looks like I'm getting a tax refund instead of sending these corrupt bastards a check. Small consolation I know, but it's better than paying more.
Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:04 AM (o/90i)

Better than a sharp stick in the eye.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:05 AM (0mRoj)

226 Well, nobody's getting *any* of my references, people are sniping at each other on the ONT, and I just put my freaking finger in the heatsink paste trying to get the POS cpu mount lined up, meaning I have to clean everything and start over at the beginning.

Sounds like time to give up.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 13, 2016 12:06 AM (wB8Tg)

227 220 Hmmmm


Burning Man has a nude female bike ride called "Critical Tits"
Posted by: ThunderB at April 13, 2016 12:03 AM (zOTsN)

But of course they're critical.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:06 AM (0mRoj)

228 I could be wrong, but I believe California sends EVERYBODY who doesn't owe them taxes, a check for around $50 or $100 or so.

I'll find out in a month or so I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)

229 fuck san fran. what a joke of a place to live.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2016 12:07 AM (ucDmr)

230 Farmer,
I'm happy for you. I'm pissed at living in California. Huge bill due Friday. I have to pay it Thursday. This state is screwed.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 13, 2016 12:07 AM (egOGm)

231 Funny thing was, it was "ma'am" that really got some of those gals. It was like they'd never heard it before. I should've been ashamed myself, but I had the time of my life playing the part for those broads.

They got me off in in table by myself, just me, and a whole bunch of the women. One thing that blew their minds was standing up, you know, when a lady gets up or comes in.

I do this cornball happy horsehit, "Allow me, ma'am". Oh, they ate that up. Hell, one of 'em (that I admit I was laying it on pretty thick) even got to trying to act like what her idea of a Southern Belle would be. You know, how Scarlett or whoever would act when ol' Rhett was working on her pretty good. Even got to calling me "sir" every once in a while, you know, in answer to "ma'am".

It was hilarious. I mean my accent made them think of a Hollywood caricature. They *expected* me to act like that, and when I did, boy, was it fun.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 12:08 AM (DW+jj)

232 Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 13, 2016 12:06 AM (wB8Tg)

Deep Breath!

Small bowl of ice cream with chocolate chips!

Begin again & Good Luck ...

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at April 13, 2016 12:08 AM (AoK0a)

233 Nah, 'multiethnic Eurasian' just sounded sexier than 'off-white honky'.

As for "Arabs speak Arabic. Turks don't."; Arabs' "Arabic" in most places isn't exactly Allah's Arabic if you get my drift. The common Algerian has roughly the same relationship with Arabic as the Portuguese do with Latin. And that's assuming he's not a Kabyle or a Berber :^x

North Africa didn't evolve the nation-state model the way Europe did. European nations were able to mark their territory for respectable spans of years, so the Latin they spoke in Castile got to become its own language, Spanish. Algiers kept getting conquered by this caliphate or that. Same with Libya etc. As a result, classical Arabic "stuck" in North Africa, by default, because whoever conquered that stretch of coastline would at least speak THAT.

(Again, I'm leaving aside the Kabyle, Tuaregs, etc.; the hillmen and the desert people. Don't know enough about them.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 13, 2016 12:08 AM (6FqZa)

234 I could be wrong, but I believe California sends EVERYBODY who doesn't owe them taxes, a check for around $50 or $100 or so.

I think I see the problem.

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:08 AM (j8YpL)

235 "Ricardo, years ago (I think it was 1980) my dad insisted on having us travel up the entirety of California's Highway 49, which makes a point of passing through many of the old ghost and near-ghost towns of the Gold Rush era.

I admit it was a lot more fun and memorable than I was willing to admit at the time, being a persnickety 14-year-old nebbish."


I can't find fault. Maybe it's the time passed. When some of the greatest pioneerism was going on, the worst perversions were occurring an hour away a century away.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 12:09 AM (m4DSD)

236 Burning Man has a nude female bike ride called "Critical Tits"

Posted by: ThunderB at April 13, 2016 12:03 AM (zOTsN)

*thinks of pics I've seen of topless protests

**thinks again about some of the women at Burning Man having smoking hot bods



***pulls out the 12 sided die to decide my eyes fate

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:09 AM (hlMPp)

237 Better than a sharp stick in the eye.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:05 AM (0mRoj)


Memories. I was once asked at a job how I liked working there.

I said it was better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

Half a year later I was asked by the same person if it was still better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, and my response was, "depends on how sharp of a stick we are talking about"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2016 12:09 AM (1Bhkn)

238 Oh. Apparently there is an annual nude bike ride in the spring in SF. It's called World Nude Bike Ride Day

This has been a public service announcement

Posted by: ThunderB at April 13, 2016 12:10 AM (zOTsN)

239 They got me off in in table by myself
Phrasing!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 13, 2016 12:10 AM (3MK6t)

240 ***pulls out the 12 sided die to decide my eyes fate

Hula hoop adds +3 to critical tits.

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:10 AM (j8YpL)

241 But of course they're critical.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:06 AM (0mRoj)

****

If it has tits, being critical is sewn up in the DNA.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:10 AM (aVq8D)

242 Rosetta. RIP. He was an original. A shining star. I will always miss him. Her. Cer. Xer.

Posted by: Osoloco at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (j1ekQ)

243 Bay leaves ad zero flavor; they have no flavor to add. What they are said to do is change the acidity, but I'm skeptical, since I've never seen or tasted any difference having them in or not. I think its one of those superstitions that chefs hold to. I think if you did a blind taste test, they'd never be able to tell. I think if you gave them plastic bay leaves, they'd swear it helped the recipe out.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (39g3+)

244 Good nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (voOPb)

245 Affleck is confirmed for next Batman movie.

Harrison Ford is confirmed for Indiana Jones 5.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (VdICR)

246 "fuck san fran. what a joke of a place to live."


cth, while I try to be receptive and P.C., you just lay it out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (m4DSD)

247 Tonight's thread calls for some Queen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt0V0_1MS0Q

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (ntObR)

248 Howdy, evening types. Another meaty post, Master Mætenloch!

Invisible Magic of Movie Editing

During college years, I worked for nine months as go-fer at a TV station. When I wasn't delivering packages or sorting the mail, my immediate boss, was the station's film director. Great guy. Loved film, and was always careful about making them look good, even cut up for commercial broadcast.

When we both had a little time, he would spool through films and show my tricks of editing. I particularly remember a Hitchcock pic (don't remember which at the moment), where there was a slow dissolve.

As the first scene darkened, what was left to draw the eye was a lamp light, and as the next scene brightened, in that same spot, was the headlights of a car, so the eye didn't jump around from scene to scene, but was led smoothly through the action. Simple, effective. Hitch.

Thanks to that, sometimes for me observing the editing is more interesting than the movie, or maybe it's when, sometimes, it's not so "invisible."

Now I have to go watch the video.

Posted by: mindful webworker in the twilight zone at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (5a8XA)

249 Goodnight MH, I'm out as well.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 13, 2016 12:12 AM (egOGm)

250 I was told that Egyptians and Iraquis each kinda speak a little bit diffrent language

anyway

Posted by: jake at April 13, 2016 12:13 AM (92+OH)

251 As for "Arabs speak Arabic. Turks don't."; Arabs' "Arabic" in most places isn't exactly Allah's Arabic if you get my drift.


I am aware of that. I was once on the verge of trying to launch some websites into the Arabic world. We had it narrowed down to three major kinds of Arabic - Maghreb, Egypt, and Gulf and east of there.

Nobody, especially Arabs, can agree on what it means to be Arab. The sort of consensus common denominator is "people who speak Arabic".

But, you can go back to Lawrence of Arabia the movie. Auda says "what are Arabs? I know no Arabs. I know Hawitat, and Bedou and Houthi and (whatever, I'm going from memory).

In any case, Turks aren't Arabs.

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

252 I'll find out in a month or so I guess.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)

******

Please tell me you don't cash/deposit that check. Lie if you must.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:13 AM (aVq8D)

253 Editing is just as necessary and powerful a tool for effective filmmaking as great direction.

The truly most powerful directors not only had directorial control, but final edit as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:13 AM (ntObR)

254 cth, don't stop. I shouldn't be such a meely-mouthed poonany.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 12:15 AM (m4DSD)

255 246: yeah, that is true. where you from my friend?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2016 12:15 AM (ucDmr)

256 Perhaps we're in the midst of a great cultural stagnation.

This is something I've written about in the past; we're at a state of stagnation because there's nothing new coming out, its just recycling.

Comic book movies are the only fresh, new thing coming out of the movie theaters, but they are bizarrely formulaic and essentially just rehashing stories told decades ago.

The music is canned or remakes of better, older versions, all about the mix and the DJ, not the act. Popular culture is self-referential and nostalgic to one's youth. References to the Transformers or Ninja Turtles is treated the same way a witticism by Shaw would be or a well-turned quote from the Bible or Shakespeare in the past. Nobody is coming up with new - or if they are, they're ignored.

Look at the most popular stuff on TV and what passes as clever and amusing: its just hitting childhood triggers and flashing back on cool stuff invented by creative people from the past.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:15 AM (39g3+)

257 Harrison Ford is confirmed for Indiana Jones 5.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (VdICR)

Apparently the story is going to continue from the Crystal Skull, if the blurb on FB was correct.

So, what, they're going to go to the "space between spaces"?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 13, 2016 12:16 AM (s87AC)

258 203 I predict in less than 100 years the Japanese race will have disappeared from the earth.
Posted by: PBJ5959 at April 12, 2016 11:59 PM (r1du+)
---------------
I dunno.

It's like the spleens of St. Louis.
Someone noticed that in 1971 there were 2 splenectomies in a certain hospital there. Then in 1972 there were 4. Then in 1973 there were 9.

You know what that means. By the year 2020 the entire city of St. Louis would be quite literally covered in spleens.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 13, 2016 12:16 AM (T/5A0)

259 I admit I'd like to see the next (and presumably final Harrison Ford) Indy Jones flick take place in the late 1960s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

260 Hell hath no fury than virtue signalling from a porn site. I tell ya, these "Interesting Times" have a bit of gallows humor too them.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 13, 2016 12:17 AM (NGd+i)

261 Farmer,
I'm happy for you. I'm pissed at living in California. Huge bill due Friday. I have to pay it Thursday. This state is screwed.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 13, 2016 12:07 AM

My taxes are so much simpler since the family sold the farm and I'm done after 32 yrs. I miss it but tax time is a lot less complicated. Best to you and the hubby.

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:17 AM (o/90i)

262 257 Harrison Ford is confirmed for Indiana Jones 5.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (VdICR)

Apparently the story is going to continue from the Crystal Skull, if the blurb on FB was correct.

So, what, they're going to go to the "space between spaces"?
Posted by: Thrawn at April 13, 2016 12:16 AM (s87AC)

Indiana Jones and Residents of the Secret Nursing Home

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:17 AM (0mRoj)

263 Indiana Jones and the Delicious Pudding

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

264 You know what that means. By the year 2020 the entire city of St. Louis would be quite literally covered in spleens.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 13, 2016 12:16 AM (T/5A0)

*****

Question is, how would people be able to tell the difference?

It is like a reference to the movie The Blob.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:18 AM (aVq8D)

265 Hasta....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 12:18 AM (m4DSD)

266 Indiana Jones and The Jello Cup of Destiny

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:18 AM (0mRoj)

267 Does anyone really want to see Harrison Ford try to be an action star at his age?

Depends.

Posted by: Chi at April 13, 2016 12:19 AM (Te2JU)

268 Indiana Jones and The Golden Walker.

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:19 AM (j8YpL)

269 Yeah, 'cuz when I'm about to beat it to some good wholesome busty MILF action, what I really want is to learn about how to be a better person.

What a joke.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 13, 2016 12:19 AM (6FqZa)

270 Night MH. Night Caligirl.


So update to those who give a damn. No HR. Yes I avoided her yesterday but she came by today. So I'm good on the job standpoint. Pretty much gonna feel this out more.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:20 AM (hlMPp)

271 So update to those who give a damn. No HR. Yes I avoided her yesterday but she came by today. So I'm good on the job standpoint. Pretty much gonna feel this out more.

What's up?

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:20 AM (j8YpL)

272 Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Prune Juice.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 12:20 AM (YJmuy)

273 You know what that means. By the year 2020 the entire city of St. Louis would be quite literally covered in spleens.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 13, 2016 12:16 AM (T/5A0)


"Louis, you got some spleenin' to do.

Posted by: zombie Ricky Ricardo at April 13, 2016 12:21 AM (UsLZp)

274 After tonight, I think I'm scratching the Bay Area off this years drive.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 13, 2016 12:21 AM (TnUKj)

275 RWC, so far so good.

Glad she's apparently not the type to make a federal case out of things.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:21 AM (ntObR)

276 Indiana Jones and The Can of Ensure.

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:21 AM (j8YpL)

277 Indiana Jones And Where Are His Glasses

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 13, 2016 12:22 AM (6FqZa)

278 Will they apologize for The Crystal Skull? Because I need one.

Will Max von Sydow walk up to the camera and say "This begins to make things right."? Cause that only works once.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 12:22 AM (VdICR)

279 Indiana Jones and The Catheter of Fate

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:22 AM (0mRoj)

280 Pretty much gonna feel this out more.

Phrasing!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 12:22 AM (YJmuy)

281 Indiana Jones and the Colonoscopy of Death

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

282 Indiana Jones and The Stent of Destiny.

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:22 AM (j8YpL)

283
Does anyone really want to see Harrison Ford try to be an action star at his age?

Hillary could be his love interest.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 13, 2016 12:22 AM (FkBIv)

284 Does anyone really want to see Harrison Ford try to be an action star at his age?
Depends.
Posted by: Chi at April 13, 2016 12:19 AM

You mean he should be wearing them?

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:23 AM (o/90i)

285 He belongs in a museum!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 12:23 AM (VdICR)

286 Indiana Jones and The Can of Ensure.
Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:21 AM (j8YpL)

*****

The plane crash scene oughta be awesome. Oh....wait....

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:23 AM (aVq8D)

287 Indiana Jones and the Denture Adventure

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:23 AM (0mRoj)

288 Indiana Jones and the Line at Denny's

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:24 AM (ntObR)

289 I saw this suggestion about what the next Indiana Jones should be in some movie website's comment section.

They suggested that it would be a quest to find the Fountain of Youth. And in the end, Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones would turn into Chris Pratt's Indiana Jones.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 13, 2016 12:24 AM (s87AC)

290 A lot of great directors get less great when they become too popular and decide they don't need an editor. Some guys that weren't ever great but became popular too soon like Tarantino are even worse this way.

Geniuses like Scorsese can edit their own work and do it well. They're really rare.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:24 AM (39g3+)

291 indiana jones and the colostomy bag hidden in jogging pants. line up now suckers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2016 12:24 AM (ucDmr)

292 Time for the old folk. Gonna lay down a bunch of grass seed tomorrow and see if there is a lawn in there or not.

Remember, y'all, we are Americans, so the head is held HIGH--most especially during these times.

Always celebrate our country.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 13, 2016 12:24 AM (P/8aq)

293 Indiana Jones and the Last Scooter at Walmart.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 12:24 AM (YJmuy)

294 Indiana Jones and the Lost Car Keys.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at April 13, 2016 12:24 AM (NtcOF)

295 Indiana Jones and BINGO!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 13, 2016 12:25 AM (FkBIv)

296 Indiana Jones and the Obamacare Snafu

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:25 AM (ntObR)

297 285 He belongs in a museum!
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 12:23 AM (VdICR)

So do you!

Posted by: That Dude in the White Hat at April 13, 2016 12:25 AM (s87AC)

298 Tarantino had a great editor, Sally Meinke, who died a few years ago.

I think the lack of a restraining influence has shown on the last two or three movies.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 13, 2016 12:25 AM (1xUj/)

299 Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.
Posted by: irongrampa at April 13, 2016 12:24 AM (P/8aq)
?*****

Goodnite and thank you, IG.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:25 AM (aVq8D)

300 tip re: gateway to yosemite, highway 41, coarsegold, ca

do not stop at what looks to be a friendly type bar.
i did once, and i felt the hair on the back of my neck
stand up just as i'd ordered my drink.

sometimes it pays to drink up and get out of dodge.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 13, 2016 12:26 AM (ceWrl)

301 Indiana Jones and the Goblet of Ensure

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 13, 2016 12:26 AM (1JnAL)

302 Indiana Jones and the Damn Kids on the Lawn Again.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 12:26 AM (YJmuy)

303 Indiana Jones and the Ball Sack of Doom

Posted by: ThunderB at April 13, 2016 12:26 AM (zOTsN)

304 Indiana Jones and the Complete Lives System.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:26 AM (0mRoj)

305 271 So update to those who give a damn. No HR. Yes I avoided her yesterday but she came by today. So I'm good on the job standpoint. Pretty much gonna feel this out more.

What's up?
Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:20 AM (j8YpL)

Sent a text over the weekend to an office crush...damn she's hot. Stupid of me yeah.

But got a good response but still didn't know how she took it. She's fine. The text was totally innocent.

Was avoiding seeing her but if she wanted to avoid me she could have easily ( I was talking to the receptionist and she came up behind me when there are 4 different ways she could have gone.)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:26 AM (hlMPp)

306 Let's hope they drop the whole Crystal Skull thing entirely. That was an almost totally crappy movie. It had exactly two good bits: the reveal of Indy with his hat blowing to him, and the only scene that gave a feel of red menace, when "Natasha" explains why they want the skull: to mind control people into accepting Communism.

The rest of the film was unbelievably horrible, and the ending was even worse than by that point I feared it would be.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:27 AM (39g3+)

307 264
Question is, how would people be able to tell the difference?
Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:18 AM (aVq8D
--------------
273
"Louis, you got some spleenin' to do."
Posted by: zombie Ricky Ricardo at April 13, 2016 12:21 AM (UsLZp)
----------------------

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 13, 2016 12:27 AM (T/5A0)

308 So update to those who give a damn. No HR. Yes I avoided her yesterday but she came by today. So I'm good on the job standpoint. Pretty much gonna feel this out more.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:20 AM

Very cool RWC. Keep the rest of the exchanges off the company radar.

WTH, why don't you just ask her out? Sounds like she might like you, go for it outside of the office.

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:27 AM (o/90i)

309 298 Tarantino had a great editor, Sally Meinke, who died a few years ago.

I think the lack of a restraining influence has shown on the last two or three movies.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 13, 2016 12:25 AM (1xUj/)

Really *good* directors don't need no "restrainers". All they do is hold you back.

No, what world-class directors need is a green screen. And a cup of coffee. And a comfy director's chair. And an army of computer animators.

You see, it's like poetry, it rhymes.

Posted by: George Lucas at April 13, 2016 12:27 AM (s87AC)

310 Tarantino had a great editor, Sally Meinke, who died a few years ago.

I think the lack of a restraining influence has shown on the last two or three movies.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 13, 2016 12:25 AM (1xUj/)

****

*Throws a flag.*

This implies that he ever had any great movies. Assumes facts not in evidence.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:28 AM (aVq8D)

311 Sent a text over the weekend to an office crush...damn she's hot. Stupid of me yeah.

Actually, that's totally cool.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at April 13, 2016 12:28 AM (j8YpL)

312
I think the lack of a restraining influence has shown on the last two or three movies.


His last good movie was Jackie Brown. And that's a long time ago.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:28 AM (39g3+)

313 Indiana Jones and the Lawn Full of Kids

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 13, 2016 12:28 AM (87W5J)

314 Indiana Jones and the Last Prune Ade

Posted by: ThunderB at April 13, 2016 12:28 AM (zOTsN)

315 Actually, that's totally cool.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at April 13, 2016 12:28 AM (j8YpL)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Brett Farve at April 13, 2016 12:29 AM (s87AC)

316 Really *good* directors don't need no "restrainers". All they do is hold you back.

No, what world-class directors need is a green screen. And a cup of coffee. And a comfy director's chair. And an army of computer animators.

You see, it's like poetry, it rhymes.
Posted by: George Lucas



That there be funny.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 13, 2016 12:29 AM (1xUj/)

317 Indian Jones and the Left Turn Signal

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 12:29 AM (YJmuy)

318 Carlos Danger sock off.

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:29 AM (j8YpL)

319 concrete girl, interesting you should mention that.

As some folks here recall, I was actually stuck in Laughlin NV for a bit. Anyway to pass time without gambling more/spending money, one of the things I and loved ones did was wander over to a small mini-mall across the street on Casino drive.

The only thing there of interest to me was a little pizza place. There appeared to be two guys eating there on their tiny front patio.

Unfortunately when I approached, they turned out to be the guys who either owned and/or ran the place. They saw me and immediately started giving me a hard sell of the place and their pizza. "Mmm, this is the best pizza ever!!"

Made me feel like a mark, way too much to me of a "spider and the fly" vibe. I walked away and am glad I did. Didn't want to find out the special ingredient of the day was chloroform.

(And, even though it's a pit of a hotel, the Colorado Belle's Pints Brewery/Restaurant has good pizza.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:29 AM (ntObR)

320 @302

GRRRR!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 13, 2016 12:29 AM (87W5J)

321 The Lawrence of Arabia scene that leads off that interesting transitions video was of course a spectacular example of a transition. But it was also the end of the scene with one of the lines I've always liked best, though most wouldn't rank it with the most memorable of the movie. Might be something personal.


Lawrence has just learned from the British colonial agent, Dryden (Claude Rains) that he will be heading off to Arabia, alone, to "appreciate the situation". He's thrilled, and Dryden is puzzled, given the hardship and danger and uncertainty. Lawrence: "no Dryden, it's going to be fun".


"It's recognized, that you have a funny sense of fun."

Posted by: rhomboid at April 13, 2016 12:29 AM (QDnY+)

322 Oh come on, Inglorious Basterds was great.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 13, 2016 12:30 AM (1xUj/)

323 322 Oh come on, Inglorious Basterds was great.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 13, 2016 12:30 AM (1xUj/)

It started well then went full retard.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:31 AM (0mRoj)

324 322 Oh come on, Inglorious Basterds was great.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Yup. the only Tarantino movie that did not make me feel guilty for having watched it.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 13, 2016 12:31 AM (87W5J)

325 indiana jones and the last stunt flyover and landing at a golf course. dumbass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2016 12:31 AM (ucDmr)

326 Oh come on, Inglorious Basterds was great.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Revenge non-plot filmed in pastiche.

Just like every other film written by QT.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 13, 2016 12:32 AM (A/3fN)

327 Inglorious Basterds was too long and jagged, it had no narrative flow. It was a bunch of shorts spliced together and called a single movie. And there were too many talky scenes that added nothing to character development, setting the scene, or moving the story along. They were there just because Tarantino likes talky scenes.

With a better editor, clipping bits out and creating some sense of an overall narrative structure, it would be okay.

But admit it: it went nowhere you hoped it would when you saw the preview.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:32 AM (39g3+)

328 Indiana Jones and the Golden Corral

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 12:32 AM (0mRoj)

329 But SF is a _world class city_. With _spectacular views_. Don't forget that.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 12, 2016 11:48 PM (noWW6)


So, it's time for me to clean up the depravity once again?

Posted by: San Andreas Fault at April 13, 2016 12:33 AM (vBeA5)

330 Ensures more of Mr. Plinkett in 2018. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is the worst movie I've seen since ... *shows Crystal Skull* ... ohhhhhh.



Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 12:33 AM (VdICR)

331 I love Golden Corral ads. All about cheap and bulk of food, with nothing about how it tastes.

Is it any good?
Its cheap!
But how does it taste?
Look at how much you get!
...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:34 AM (39g3+)

332 Oh come on, Inglorious Basterds was great.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 13, 2016 12:30 AM (1xUj/)

****

This is the only one QT did that I even felt was "good", and that feeling went off the rails after 20 minutes.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:34 AM (aVq8D)

333 Indiana Jones and the Weird Mole on His Scalp

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 13, 2016 12:35 AM (87W5J)

334 "I predict in less than 100 years the Japanese race will have disappeared from the earth. "

Wow, you're really hanging it out there.

Posted by: navybrat at April 13, 2016 12:35 AM (8QGte)

335 inglorious bastards was great if you were drunk on your ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2016 12:35 AM (ucDmr)

336 Christopher, that's how I feel about Home Town Buffet.

I have relatives who *love* Golden Corral, they say the quality and taste are surprisingly good for a buffet restaurant.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

337 Indiana Jones and the Damn Kids on the Lawn

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 13, 2016 12:36 AM (fC9RO)

338 laters

Posted by: jake at April 13, 2016 12:36 AM (92+OH)

339 >>>Soon there won't be anywhere for normal males and females to take a piss unmolested.

.Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)
<<<


In the near future there will be "secure" clubs that feature "no tech". A place where people may gather with the knowledge that there are no recording or transmitting devices on the premises.

But wait, there may not be enough people remaining who don't want to be recorded and displayed to support such a venue.




Posted by: Ralph at April 13, 2016 12:37 AM (8N2JI)

340
I have relatives who *love* Golden Corral, they say the quality and taste are surprisingly good for a buffet restaurant.


My inlaws are all about buffets and eating as much as they can for as little as possible.

It's horrible.

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:37 AM (j8YpL)

341 Dr Strange trailer out. Its Inception! With bald woman!

https://youtu.be/wPeS7c8oLDM

I'd forgotten they cast a white woman as the Ancient One. Because there are no old Asian guys that could play the part, apparently.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:38 AM (39g3+)

342 Indiana Jones and the Senior Moment

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 12:38 AM (YJmuy)

343 Well it's not plumbing or electrical repairs or higher math tonight - it's movies - so one very small contribution there.


If you ever have the chance to visit Jordan, be sure to head down to Aqaba. From there you can do two day-trips, one to Petra (Raiders, come to think of it, for movie connections) - amazing and memorable.


You can also go visit Wadi Rum, from where Lawrence (in history, and in the movie) set out from to take Aqaba from the Turks. Most likely your tour guide, if he's local, will be a grandson or great-grandson of a tribesman who rode with Lawrence, and a son or grandson of someone who rode as an extra in the movie.


The Howeitat are still there, and besides Wadi Rum being a spectacular thing to be seen for itself, the living connection to both history and one of the greatest movies ever made adds a unique appeal.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 13, 2016 12:38 AM (QDnY+)

344 246 "fuck san fran. what a joke of a place to live."


cth, while I try to be receptive and P.C., you just lay it out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 12:11 AM (m4DSD)


'Cept it warn't me.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 12:38 AM (EzgxV)

345 Ralph: my dream doomstead will be that very place.....

Although I imagine there could be a niche for boutique clubs/resorts where the patrons could experience a quiet, secure experience.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at April 13, 2016 12:39 AM (NtcOF)

346 EC, yeah, it's frustrating when your relatives don't care about quality.

I've had so many arguments over the years with family members on that subject, whether it's the cheapest TV, stereo, cooling fan, microwave, etc etc to buy. Sometimes they listen to me and spend a bit more for quality, sometimes they don't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:39 AM (ntObR)

347 I'd forgotten they cast a white woman as the Ancient One. Because there are no old Asian guys that could play the part, apparently.

The trans-Ancient One?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 12:39 AM (YJmuy)

348 Christopher, that's how I feel about Home Town Buffet.

I've actually eaten at Home Town, and the food there is pretty good. Its fairly cheap but any time I hit a buffet I eat until I almost barf because I feel like I'm being ripped off unless I hit the line like 7 times.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:39 AM (39g3+)

349 Very cool RWC. Keep the rest of the exchanges off the company radar.

WTH, why don't you just ask her out? Sounds like she might like you, go for it outside of the office.
Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:27 AM (o/90i)

Probably will. Ain't got sht to lose. (If I haven't been to HR yet, I won't be.)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:40 AM (hlMPp)

350 My inlaws are all about buffets and eating as much as they can for as little as possible.

It's horrible.
Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:37 AM (j8YpL)

*****

Around here, Golden Corral and Cracker Barrel are all about the Qtip style hair and filling the handicapped spaces. God help you if you want to eat at one and are not a member of the club.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:40 AM (aVq8D)

351 I've actually eaten at Home Town, and the food there is pretty good. Its fairly cheap but any time I hit a buffet I eat until I almost barf because I feel like I'm being ripped off unless I hit the line like 7 times.

As I've gotten older, I can't eat like I did when I was younger or else I'd be in a lot of pain and suffering later.

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:41 AM (j8YpL)

352 Christopher, I imagine a lot depends on the individual management of the place.

I've mentioned before, but I have a bro-in-law who as part of his job inspects restaurant kitchens. He says Denny's are particular well-known for being especially clean, much more so than they're even required to be by the counties and states.

And I know for a fact, some Denny's are much further ahead in terms of food/flavor quality than others.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:41 AM (ntObR)

353 Posted by: rhomboid at April 13, 2016 12:38 AM (QDnY+)


Oh, that's very cool to know.

I think I'm backing out of the ONT and it's nice to do so on a happy fun note.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 13, 2016 12:41 AM (1xUj/)

354
That billboard for housing in the low 1,000,000s for San Francisco explains why they passed a law about not evicting school employees.
Golden Corral- Eaten there a couple of times. The food always looks delicious. But they have somehow managed to remove all the taste. BLAND-city.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 13, 2016 12:42 AM (KlVdw)

355 Clarification...I'll still be careful. But unless I go full bore dickhead she'll be ok.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:42 AM (hlMPp)

356 327 Inglorious Basterds was too long and jagged, it had no narrative flow. It was a bunch of shorts spliced together and called a single movie.

Yeah, that was my takeaway too, some of the scenes were actually really good and memorable, but overall it could never decide if it was camp or serious so it just comes across as disjointed.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at April 13, 2016 12:42 AM (sjAsB)

357 355 Clarification...I'll still be careful. But unless I go full bore dickhead she'll be ok.


How about a note with two checkboxes?

"Do you like me? Yes. No."

Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:43 AM (j8YpL)

358 Headline of the Day

KJRH
http://bit.ly/1qHaOF5

Newborn kitten found by Tulsa musician trapped inside of a trash bag at the Quarry Landfill

Article is unclear on how the musician got trapped inside the bag.

Posted by: mindful webworker reads carefully at April 13, 2016 12:43 AM (5a8XA)

359 Tim, LOL.

I can imagine all the oldsters yelling as you enter, "one of us! One of us!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:43 AM (ntObR)

360 Actually, there's not a comic book movie coming out that I actually want to go see. Civil War is a horrible story that I think is going to damage Marvel Studios. Dr Strange looks disappointing. I don't give a crap about Gambit, a character I never liked. Suicide Squad looks maybe okay, but not worth a theater trip. I can't stand the X-Men franchise, and the Apocalypse story is utterly disinteresting to me. And Sinister Six? The latest Spider-Men movies have been terrible.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:43 AM (39g3+)

361 Inglorious Basterds was too long and jagged, it had no narrative flow.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:32 AM (39g3+)


Which one? The Bo Svenson one or the Brad Pitt one?

That Tarantino version was pretty good for the first third. Then the last two thirds of the film blew chunks. And Tarantino had the awful retard prop of using idiot narration to explain his simple-minded plot.

The Bo Svenson version was campy and silly ... but at least there was no idiot narrator.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 12:44 AM (zc3Db)

362 Christopher, that's how I feel about Home Town Buffet.
I have relatives who *love* Golden Corral, they say the quality and taste are surprisingly good for a buffet restaurant.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:36 AM

As I recall we had a great meal at Home Town Buffet, just as they were switching over from breakfast to lunch, Quad Cities IL yrs ago.

Golden Corral really sucked as I remember. JMHaziyO

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:45 AM (o/90i)

363 Suicide Squad looks to me like it's going more for a Brian DePalma "shock the squares" vibe than a classic superhero action framework.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:45 AM (ntObR)

364 350 My inlaws are all about buffets and eating as much as they can for as little as possible.

It's horrible.
Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:37 AM (j8YpL)

*****

Around here, Golden Corral and Cracker Barrel are all about the Qtip style hair and filling the handicapped spaces. God help you if you want to eat at one and are not a member of the club.

Buffets boil down to a snitload of food on your plate but only the fried chicken and fried shrimp coating is edible.

*Embers in OC back in the day was damn good though

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:46 AM (hlMPp)

365 Indiana Jones and the Prostate of Doom.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 12:46 AM (UsLZp)

366 Indiana Jones and the Constipation that Won't Quit

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:47 AM (ntObR)

367 Indiana Jones and the Prostate of Doom.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 12:46 AM (UsLZp)

***

OK, we have a threadwinner in this category.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:47 AM (aVq8D)

368 357 355 Clarification...I'll still be careful. But unless I go full bore dickhead she'll be ok.


How about a note with two checkboxes?

"Do you like me? Yes. No."
Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:43 AM (j8YpL)

Dude. I tried that.

I have my employees setting the battle space.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:48 AM (hlMPp)

369 Indiana Jones and the Matlock Episode Marathon

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

370 Suicide Squad looks to me like it's going more for a Brian DePalma "shock the squares" vibe than a classic superhero action framework.

Yeah, that's the vibe I get too. But then they realized people want fun too, so they pulled it back and wrote in a bunch of new scenes and lines for laughs and I fear its going to just not work at all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:49 AM (39g3+)

371 Soon there won't be anywhere for normal males and females to take a piss unmolested.

.Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)


Frankly, gays made a mess of the public bathrooms a long time ago. They, somehow, got the notion that picking someone up in a bathroom was a great idea. I guess it just goes with the routine ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 12:49 AM (zc3Db)

372 Indiana Jones and the Prostate of Doom.

"Everybody get way back, she's gonna blow!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:49 AM (ntObR)

373 I will gladly pay you Tuesday for an affordable home in San Francisco today.

Posted by: J. Wellington Wimpy at April 13, 2016 12:51 AM (mGHQ4)

374 My inlaws are all about buffets and eating as much as they can for as little as possible.
It's horrible.
Posted by: EC at April 13, 2016 12:37 AM

Well I was that way when I was poor and in my 20s. What's their excuse?

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:51 AM (o/90i)

375 37 32 I'm all for Women being allowed in Men's restrooms. Maybe someone will finally clean the place up a bit.
Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2016 11:07 PM (xUVR

Women's restrooms can be pretty damn disgusting. I don't think they're doing much cleaning in there.


Oh hell yes. In my youth I worked for a summer as a janitor (white privilege!) in a movie theatre ( now there's a building that's sparkly clean at the end of the day). Mopping up the men's piss all over the floor was nothing compared to what the gals got up to. Do women have prehensile assholes or something? And there's a little receptacle RIGHT THERE by your foot for your pads and plugs. Why are you kicking them behind the bowl?

Posted by: Weirddave at April 13, 2016 12:52 AM (CTvSA)

376 I will gladly pay you Tuesday for an affordable home in San Francisco today.
Posted by: J. Wellington Wimpy


Keep walkin' deadbeat.

Posted by: Fabian Nunez at April 13, 2016 12:52 AM (ntObR)

377 And now, The Man Who Would be King of the Popes.

https://youtu.be/L2xWQr4VaUA

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:53 AM (39g3+)

378
Well I was that way when I was poor and in my 20s. What's their excuse?
Posted by: Farmer


Frugality

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 13, 2016 12:54 AM (FkBIv)

379 G'night you rapscalions. One day until the one day weekend!

Yeah, Thursday off. Whoop e freaking do.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 12:54 AM (hlMPp)

380 Women's restrooms can be pretty damn disgusting. I don't think they're doing much cleaning in there.

Oh hell yes. In my youth I worked for a summer as a janitor (white privilege!) in a movie theatre


I'm gonna third this. I had to clean restrooms in a couple jobs and... oh my GOD women are filthy. The men's room needed some cleanup. The women's side need a firehose. And the graffiti, holy crap.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 12:54 AM (39g3+)

381 Around here, the "all you can eat" places are notorious for where the lard asses go. I mean morbidly obese types. I made the mistake of going in to one, getting "I told you!" and my jaw dropping. It was just disgusting.

How they make money on that, I don't know. Nobody except the porkers go there. And they must use shovels and pitchforks instead of spoons and forks. I mean, I saw some lard ass with a plate piled up so high, it was just unseemly.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 12:55 AM (DW+jj)

382 Well I was that way when I was poor and in my 20s. What's their excuse?
Posted by: Farmer

Frugality
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 13, 2016 12:54 AM (FkBIv)

****

Nahhh, you can't take it home with you. My vote is for boredom. And selfishness. But mostly boredom.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 12:55 AM (aVq8D)

383 publius, when there are trails of sauce on the ceiling, that's a bad sign ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)

384 "Howdy pardner! What brings you to Peter Pigout's All-You-Can-Eat Power Buffet tonight??"

"I don't want to live anymore!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 12:58 AM (ntObR)

385
Nahhh, you can't take it home with you. My vote is for boredom. And selfishness. But mostly boredom.
Posted by: Tim in GA


Golden Corral has a TV ad that emphasizes a take home container.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 13, 2016 12:59 AM (FkBIv)

386 Maybe "stagnation" is just an insulting word for "satisfaction."

Plenty of human societies went for thousands of years with the same traditions - and quite happily. No one was "oppressed" by the idea that they were doing what their great, great, great grandparents did.

And if you feel that stagnation is such a horrid, unbearable thing, then you set yourself up to doing the dumbest thing of all: throwing out a great idea just because "its time is up."

On our college campuses we are seeing one stupid thing after another (safe spaces, bathroom gender arguments, intersectional anti-cis trans-feminism) merely because every college student is convinced that if they don't shout about something then they "don't exist." They don't want to be known as the generation that forgot to scream "Revolution NOW!"

In fashion we see absolute stupidity happen due to the fact that the decades have different numbers, therefore, the clothes and hair need to look different.

Change for the sake of change is the philosophy of a cancer cell.

Posted by: RKae at April 13, 2016 12:59 AM (HqVYG)

387 Well I was that way when I was poor and in my 20s. What's their excuse?
Posted by: Farmer
Frugality
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 13, 2016 12:54 AM

LMAO, Jules says I'm cheap, I just consider myself frugal!

Be well all, time for some sleep here. Finishing taxes tomorrow.

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 12:59 AM (o/90i)

388 The Golden Years Corral here on the Island of Galvetraz, actually manages to put up some marginally edible fare, at least the one or two times a year I find myself inside their doors.

Alas, I have a survival plan for such places. They serve freshly cooked steaks, and I'll tip the chef a couple bucks to select one for me that's not all fat n' grease, and cook it medium for me.

I might even get two of 'em.

A side of cottage cheese and sliced peaches, maybe some fried shrimp.

A small bit of the soft serve ice cream for dessert, and I'm good to go.

I skip the loading up on everything routine, and just go semi-Atkins till I've enjoyed all I want, and no more.

Haven't had any great steaks there, and have suffered only one bad one in the past eight years.

So, when shepherding guests, tourists, fambly, etc.... I can get by at Golden Corral, even though it's not normally on my radar for places to eat.

Just have a strategy, a plan, and a mind with more in it than your empty plate has on it.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 13, 2016 01:00 AM (McRlu)

389 Can you imagine being the buyer for a buffet restaurant?

This week's schedule:

- Coca-Cola...8,000 gallons
- Pork loin...2,000 lbs
- Mac and cheese...9,000 lbs
- Frier-ready shrimp... [infinity symbol] lbs

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 01:00 AM (ntObR)

390 When I was in my first year in college, Clemson, we quickly learned that there were some restrooms around the campus that were "special". You didn't want to go in there to save your life. Even if you were about to have explosive diarrhea, just shit yourself and everything around you rather than go in there.

Later on, junior I like, some of us were pulling an all-nighter in the library, and one of those special restrooms was nearby. We decided we were gonna go in there and just see what was in there. We checked and it sounded empty so two of us went in quickly and it was indeed empty.

All the stalls had glory holes bored in them, crudely, and there were stains.

There was indeed gay gang-bangin' butt stuff bonazas going on in there. I wanted to just burn it to the ground.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 01:00 AM (DW+jj)

391 Golden Corral has a TV ad that emphasizes a take home container.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 13, 2016 12:59 AM (FkBIv)

***

Yes they do. That is if you are only doing takeout. Not eating in and then loading up to go.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 13, 2016 01:01 AM (aVq8D)

392 I tend to approach buffets as a multi-course meal. Start with a salad, get a soup, some light appetizer stuff, then several main dishes, etc. I don't eat desserts so I have more room for just food.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 01:01 AM (39g3+)

393 Golden Corral has a TV ad that emphasizes a take home container.

40 or 53 footer?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 01:01 AM (YJmuy)

394 I live in SF (it's complicated) and believe me, it's not getting any easier.
I used to drive to Union Square. Took me 15 to 20 minutes. Then it was 45 minutes. Then it was an hour and nowhere to park your car for less than $25.
Now it's 90 minutes to get there.
Screw it, I can WALK there in 90 minutes and get some exercise to boot and not have to deal with a car.
My HMO is on Geary and I have to go Castro to Divisidero. On Castro St. you are liable to see half a dozen guys with no pants at any time.
It is fraying my last nerve.

Posted by: navybrat at April 13, 2016 01:01 AM (8QGte)

395 I caught a glimpse once at one of those Golden Corral take-home containers.

I've seen luxury cruiseliners that were smaller.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 01:02 AM (ntObR)

396 Didn't they already do "Fate of Atlantis"? as a game? that was actually good?

There's no need for a movie of that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 13, 2016 01:03 AM (6FqZa)

397 Indiana Jones and B2 OMG Bingo!

Posted by: eman at April 13, 2016 01:04 AM (MQEz6)

398 An odd thing I've noticed about bathrooms is that places I expect to have a disease ridden shithole as a bathroom tend to actually be pretty clean, albeit a bit run down, but the nicer places I expect to have decent bathrooms are usually dirty as fuck while actually being nice modern bathrooms. Walked into a Kohls bathroom once, nice store, clean and modern, bathroom wasn't rundown but there was vomit in all of the sinks but one and shit in two of the toilets. Could be I got there right after some guy who was just having a really bad day, but it's just strange that the nicer built bathrooms seem to be the dirtiest.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at April 13, 2016 01:05 AM (sjAsB)

399 I'm not saying Golden Corral especially likes to cater to the "big guys crowd," but...

I just read each table will now be outfitted with its own set of emergency drywall cutting equipment in case by the time you leave, the regular exit is determined to be too narrow.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 01:06 AM (ntObR)

400 The Doctor Strange trailer is very Inceptiony.

Tilda Swinton in Constantine:
https://youtu.be/Oi1r8B5INfU

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 01:08 AM (VdICR)

401 Restrooms on the road are a crapshoot, like those hole in the wall eateries or truckstops: great or horrible. Its either going to be a post apocalyptic nightmare or remarkably clean if a bit run down.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 01:09 AM (39g3+)

402 Bathrooms - Buc-Ee's for the win. Amazing places.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at April 13, 2016 01:09 AM (NtcOF)

403 I really liked Constantine, too bad it didn't last. It was unique and clever.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 01:10 AM (39g3+)

404 And on the other end, if a bathroom has some guy standing there with towels who wants to watch and have me tip him, I ain't going in there either. Uh,uh.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 01:11 AM (DW+jj)

405 Maybe "stagnation" is just an insulting word for "satisfaction."
Plenty of human societies went for thousands of years with the same traditions - and quite happily. No one was "oppressed" by the idea that they were doing what their great, great, great grandparents did.


Problem with that theory is that America is not experiencing anything like satisfaction. While you may find thousand year old traditions, the cultures are not. The closest thing you'll find to a thousand year culture is Islam and Catholicism.

Our society is out of its mind, and cultural stagnation reflects an inability to be creative. Instead, we have remake and reboots and re-imaginings that are worse and worse and worse.

Ghostbusters again .. .but with chicks making vulgar jokes this time.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 13, 2016 01:16 AM (1D4Ef)

406 S.F. had trouble filling teacher vacancies before the school year started. The rents there have actually gone up to 3.6K/mo for a 1 bdrm. Garage space is extra. Whose fault is that? S.F. government is responsible. The only way to build housing is up, and they don't want any views blocked. If it costs teachers more than half their pay to rent in the city, they're gonna have to do something to hire them.
In Palo Alto they're subsidizing housing if you make less than $250K/yr. Crazy, isn't it? That means If you make $240K/yr you get subsidized housing. Of course, the median price for a home in Palo Alto is close to $3 million. So there's that, which is even crazier.

Posted by: Hank at April 13, 2016 01:19 AM (/JXLu)

407 Constantine is exactly the movie the Wachowskis would have made, had they grown in their craft instead of losing their shit.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 01:20 AM (VdICR)

408 The TV show was even better. I liked the movie fine, but the TV version was more like the comic and better casting.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 01:21 AM (39g3+)

409 We're bored of being women. We wanna be unicorns now!!

Posted by: The Wachowski... uh... Siblings at April 13, 2016 01:21 AM (ntObR)

410 Didn't they already do "Fate of Atlantis"? as a game? that was actually good?

You have to like adventure games and a bit of pixel-hunting, but yes.

A talented person could easily make it into an equivalent of Indiana Jones 1 or 3.

A talented person.

Posted by: Hello. Is there anybody in there? at April 13, 2016 01:24 AM (mGHQ4)

411 2nd's Kaspar Gutman's vote for Buc-ee's

A Texas thing. Picture if you will, a Stuckey's on Steroids, out along a Texas highway, usually about +/- 50 miles outside of a major city.

The newer ones will have about 120 gas pumps. Over 50,000 sq. ft. of shopping area.

A thirty-foot long "deli-counter" of nothing but various types of real jerky, beef of every description, turkey, other critters, too.

The restrooms are a store's top priority. Staffed 24/7, not with tip-seeking "attendants", but with hyper-motivated cleaning staff, doing nothing but non-stop cleaning of every square inch of the facilities. Figure the average Buc-ee's men's room will have about 40 urinals and 30 stalls, and 30 sinks.

That's a lot of cleaning. And the places are CLEAN, not just hyped as "clean".

Not bad for a small Texas gas station.

Oh and they're not "truck stops", either. The only 18 wheelers they allow are for their deliveries.

Otherwise, they send 'em to Flying J or Petro.

How pervasive is Buc-ee's culture?

Billboard on I-10 West between Tallahassee and Pensacola says: "Buc-ees, 742 miles. You can hold it!"

They've become as much a tourist draw as a fuel n' food stop. The souveniers are also specific to the locale.

Don't pass one up if you get the chance for a visit. Take pictures. Your friends back home won't believe it at first, and will then be amazed when they do.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 13, 2016 01:27 AM (McRlu)

412 Jim, sounds like Clines Corners

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 01:28 AM (ntObR)

413 There was indeed gay gang-bangin' butt stuff bonazas going on in there. I wanted to just burn it to the ground.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 01:00 AM (DW+jj)


Painting ghost pepper juice on the edges of the glory holes would be great fun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 01:30 AM (UsLZp)

414 Agreed that SF is a total train wreck and I'm not defending it, but damn it is the most beautiful city I have ever been in.

Posted by: Max Power at April 13, 2016 01:32 AM (QCc6B)

415 In Palo Alto they're subsidizing housing if you make less than $250K/yr. Crazy, isn't it? That means If you make $240K/yr you get subsidized housing. Of course, the median price for a home in Palo Alto is close to $3 million. So there's that, which is even crazier.
Posted by: Hank at April 13, 2016 01:19 AM (/JXLu)

Hank, that's a proposal, at this point. Still your point is valid.

Posted by: Max Power at April 13, 2016 01:33 AM (QCc6B)

416 Home Town Buffet?

Golden Corral?

Pffft.

Posted by: The Vegas Buffet of Hats at April 13, 2016 01:34 AM (vBeA5)

417 A thirty-foot long "deli-counter" of nothing but various types of real jerky, beef of every description, turkey, other critters, too.

I would eat there until I died.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 01:36 AM (39g3+)

418 Mandatory buffet music:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjYrski71II

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 01:36 AM (UsLZp)

419 AOP, cute.

Don't forget "Eat to the Beat."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 01:38 AM (ntObR)

420 Painting ghost pepper juice on the edges of the glory holes would be great fun.

Talk about your flaming sword.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 01:40 AM (YJmuy)

421 I drove with a friend to a wedding in SE Indiana, and we stopped at a horrifying filthy truck-stop. In the bathroom, some dude in the stall was groaning because he was trying to pass a cannonball. I presume. Of course my first thought goes to ... uh ... the thing that people joke about truck stops. I walk out and eat with my friend, pretending that I wasn't traumatized.

Find a happy place...

A few years later I would go to Travelers of America through the work I did, and the difference is night and day. The restaurant and salad bar is great, and I had a good steak for $9.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 01:42 AM (VdICR)

422 There was a story around about a woman who found a box of rubbers hidden in her husband's pickup truck. He wasn't using them with her. So she got a syringe and injected every one of 'em with tabasco sauce.

As it goes, she got both him and his little honey.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 01:44 AM (DW+jj)

423 Gotta say goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 01:47 AM (ntObR)

424 If iRobot was serious, they would develop an effective gas-station "restroom" cleaner, instead of fault-prone asthmatic corner-missing cat-amusement-device.

Posted by: iSanitize at April 13, 2016 01:49 AM (mGHQ4)

425 College was this naive country boy's first experience with the real gay shit. We knew it existed, but it was well hidden around here.

I actually had a gay pass made at me. Hell, some of us were, well, three or four sheets in the wind, and one dude let me crash at his place rather than try to walk all the way over to mine.

Well, I crashed, and was awakened by something. Something I can't even to this day actually repeat. Is this happening? Yes, it is, some dude has his hand on my.... I didn't no react well. I grabbed his arm and tried to break it while throwing him as best as I could, and shouted so loud that it stained my vocal cords that if he ever came within 100' of me again, I would kill him.

And I actually contemplated, seriously, killing him. One of the few times, and I think that was the first where I actually was seriously thinking about murder.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 01:49 AM (DW+jj)

426 There was a story around about a woman who found a box of rubbers hidden in her husband's pickup truck. He wasn't using them with her. So she got a syringe and injected every one of 'em with tabasco sauce.

As it goes, she got both him and his little honey.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 01:44 AM (DW+jj)


The scene in Apocalypto was better. And the way the old man set the kid up ... Those jungle tribes were real cut-ups!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 01:52 AM (zc3Db)

427 Well, I see the Sec. of the Navy has folded. They will require all vendors to report their "Greenhouse gas emissions".

"Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the move at a Silicon Valley conference on tech, government and climate change, noting that the Navy is facing rising ocean levels and a surge of interest as ice melts in the Arctic."

http://tinyurl.com/hj66kst

Really... the Navy is being challenged by rising ocean levels? I'd like an example.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2016 01:54 AM (9mTYi)

428 [placeholder for obnoxious, immature joke made entirely at your expense]

Ace of Spades has standards.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 01:54 AM (VdICR)

429 Ace of Spades has standards.

That's so true, and it's difficult to pick just one.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 01:55 AM (YJmuy)

430 If iRobot was serious, they would develop an effective gas-station "restroom" cleaner, instead of fault-prone asthmatic corner-missing cat-amusement-device.

Posted by: iSanitize at April 13, 2016 01:49 AM (mGHQ4)


Buckminster Fuller invented the "Dymaxion Bathroom" which was a one-piece stamping of stainless steel, more or less. Clean it with a hose.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 01:56 AM (UsLZp)

431 Really... the Navy is being challenged by rising ocean levels? I'd like an example.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2016 01:54 AM (9mTYi)


Anchor chain is expensive, dammit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 01:58 AM (UsLZp)

432
[placeholder for obnoxious, immature joke made entirely at your expense]


[placeholder for partly-true over-the-top rejoinder made at the expense of your entire species]

Posted by: Offworld FlameWars LLC at April 13, 2016 01:59 AM (mGHQ4)

433 I'll say I like the hospital and nursing home bathrooms. The whole thing is designed to be hosed down if need be. There's a nozzle thingy on the toilets that will seriously hose down the bowl, and there's a drain in the middle of the floor with tile all the way up. Just close the door and you can hose it down.

And when you deal with some, uh, "issues" that older people have, you see just how handy that can be.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 01:59 AM (DW+jj)

434 425 College was this naive country boy's first experience with the real gay shit. We knew it existed, but it was well hidden around here.

I actually had a gay pass made at me. Hell, some of us were, well, three or four sheets in the wind, and one dude let me crash at his place rather than try to walk all the way over to mine.

Well, I crashed, and was awakened by something. Something I can't even to this day actually repeat. Is this happening? Yes, it is, some dude has his hand on my.... I didn't no react well. I grabbed his arm and tried to break it while throwing him as best as I could, and shouted so loud that it stained my vocal cords that if he ever came within 100' of me again, I would kill him.

And I actually contemplated, seriously, killing him. One of the few times, and I think that was the first where I actually was seriously thinking about murder.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 01:49 AM (DW+jj)



There are a lot of things going on that strike people as worth killing over, that are papered over by falsely calling them euphemisms or false words -- like "gay pass". A "gay pass", if it were like a regular "pass", would have been saying "hey, you want to watch a movie over at my place with maybe a little cuddle?" Groping the naughty bits of an unconscious female is not "making a pass" -- it is sexual assault.



I have been pondering the implications of the Chinese phrase, "rectification of names." I suspect we are overdue, and I suspect it will be a very unpleasant process, indeed.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 01:59 AM (EzgxV)

435 Buckminster Fuller invented the "Dymaxion Bathroom" which was a one-piece stamping of stainless steel, more or less. Clean it with a hose.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 01:56 AM (UsLZp)


Bathrooms in Israel are all tile with a drain in the middle. Just throw a bucket of water at the walls and squeegee the water into the drain. Done.

Pretty much the same for the rest of the houses/apartments, too. All tile makes for simple cleaning. Just don't slip at night and hit your head ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 02:00 AM (zc3Db)

436
425 College was this naive country boy's first experience with the real gay shit. We knew it existed, but it was well hidden around here.

I actually had a gay pass made at me. Hell, some of us were, well, three or four sheets in the wind, and one dude let me crash at his place rather than try to walk all the way over to mine.

Well, I crashed, and was awakened by something. Something I can't even to this day actually repeat. Is this happening? Yes, it is, some dude has his hand on my.... I didn't no react well. I grabbed his arm and tried to break it while throwing him as best as I could, and shouted so loud that it stained my vocal cords that if he ever came within 100' of me again, I would kill him.

And I actually contemplated, seriously, killing him. One of the few times, and I think that was the first where I actually was seriously thinking about murder.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 01:49 AM (DW+jj)



And, BTW, I hope that relating that incident to your friends here will help you build some closure. It was a very brave (which, unfortunately, is often pronounced "unwise") thing to do. I have been fortunate enough to avoid such incidents, but I'm sure I was sometimes closer to 'em than I ever thought I was.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

437 the Chinese phrase, "rectification of names."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 01:59 AM (EzgxV)


That sounds really gay.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 02:03 AM (zc3Db)

438 Pretty much the same for the rest of the houses/apartments, too. All tile makes for simple cleaning. Just don't slip at night and hit your head ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 02:00 AM (zc3Db)


All tile: very labor-intensive to install, and the grout can harbor germs/mildew. Bucky had the right idea. Molded plastic could replace stainless steel, and the seams joined by bonding cement stronger than the parent material.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 02:05 AM (UsLZp)

439 Buckminster Fuller invented the "Dymaxion Bathroom" which was a
one-piece stamping of stainless steel, more or less. Clean it with a
hose.


An acquaintance of mine went to the Belgian GP close to 20 years ago. Said his "hotel" room was designed to be washed down with volcanic water, DDT and Agent Orange while you were out at the track watching Schumacher perform miracles with his Benetton.

Posted by: God bless Dow and DuPont at April 13, 2016 02:07 AM (mGHQ4)

440 he Chinese phrase, "rectification of names."

Posted by: cthulhu

That sounds really gay.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


No, just reading NRO for a while.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 13, 2016 02:10 AM (A/3fN)

441 What's lectification?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 02:12 AM (VdICR)

442 ^^^ Standards.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 02:12 AM (VdICR)

443 I have been pondering the implications of the
Chinese phrase, "rectification of names." I suspect we are overdue, and I
suspect it will be a very unpleasant process, indeed.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 01:59 AM (EzgxV)


That article yesterday was really on the mark. It's like the Confucians almost exactly predicted where we're at as a society. When words and reality are out of whack everything goes to shit and there can't be any improvement until everything's honest again.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 13, 2016 02:14 AM (J+mig)

444 Oh, Cooth, it's not something I was really traumatized by. Just disgusted. It had me sort of in an uproar at the time (thought process like, we did he think I was gay -- do I look gay....OMG!).

I mean know, I just think of it a disgusting little perverted son of bitch doing a disgusting sick thing who needed.

Well, I didn't really tell anyone the details, just stay away from that piece of shit cause he's 3-dollar bill. How do you know? Trust me, I know. If I'd have said, they would've razzed me about it, of course.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 02:15 AM (DW+jj)

445 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 02:16 AM (YJmuy)

446 And again, it may have sounded like it, but this wasn't something I was getting off my chest for the first time. It wasn't any brave thing or anything like that. I had been going on about the gay bathroom crap at Clemson there and that reminded of that incident and I just mentioned it. I've told it before, actually.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 02:21 AM (DW+jj)

447 437 the Chinese phrase, "rectification of names."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 01:59 AM (EzgxV)

That sounds really gay.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 02:03 AM (zc3Db)



Again, I'm wrapping my head around it -- but, essentially, the idea is that totalitarian societies must debase truth on an ongoing basis to keep running. Orwell certainly knew of this, with the slogans "WAR IS PEACE", "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY", and "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH" in 1984.



These lies tend to build-up to ridiculous levels until the names of the eternal truths: good, evil, prudence, wisdom, virtue, vice, perversion, sin, depravity, and the like....are conflated with their polar opposites. Where thoughtful discussion is impossible because the utterances of people's mouths have no significance, whatsoever.



So, then comes the revolution -- and the first step is making words meaningful again....but this is not done in an academic or scholarly way. This comes from roadblocks in the streets where the passcode is "always and forever, the true minimum wage is zero" or "TANSTAAFL".



Because some folks have to die before meanings are clear. "Rectification of names" is a horror stalking us, that I fear is fast becoming inevitable. It might sound gay -- and you may prefer "asserting the nomenclature", but it is a serious business.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:24 AM (EzgxV)

448 444 Oh, Cooth, it's not something I was really traumatized by. Just disgusted. It had me sort of in an uproar at the time (thought process like, we did he think I was gay -- do I look gay....OMG!).

I mean know, I just think of it a disgusting little perverted son of bitch doing a disgusting sick thing who needed.

Well, I didn't really tell anyone the details, just stay away from that piece of shit cause he's 3-dollar bill. How do you know? Trust me, I know. If I'd have said, they would've razzed me about it, of course.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 02:15 AM (DW+jj)



If it'd happened to your sister, you'd probably have thought about killing the sonofabitch as well.....so why is it a problem to have thought that when it happened to you?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:26 AM (EzgxV)

449 Selenium, silicon, copper oxide, galena, mercury vapor, vacuum, electrolytic: naming the rectifiers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 02:27 AM (UsLZp)

450 And now I have to go to bed. I strained my brain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2016 02:28 AM (UsLZp)

451 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:24 AM (EzgxV)

Yep. You can't solve a problem if you can't describe what the problem is, and just watching our Administration fumble around about Islamic terrorism should be a cue that there's something really wrong in this vein.

It'd be wonderful if we could go back to intellectual honesty without all of the horrors that it usually entails, but I'm not feeling terribly optimistic.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 13, 2016 02:30 AM (J+mig)

452 446 And again, it may have sounded like it, but this wasn't something I was getting off my chest for the first time. It wasn't any brave thing or anything like that. I had been going on about the gay bathroom crap at Clemson there and that reminded of that incident and I just mentioned it. I've told it before, actually.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 02:21 AM (DW+jj)



To ping-pong between subthreads....here at AoSHQ, we won't need a "rectification of names" because we are fundamentally more honest in how we deal with each other. You can tell your tale, and I can understand your reaction. And if our opinions differed, we could talk about it honestly without chasing off into "justice", "freedom", "the critical theory of groping", "equality of access to male genitalia", "affirmative homosexual action", and other such bullshit.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:33 AM (EzgxV)

453 Well, actually I didn't mean it as a problem that I thought of killing the SOB at the time. No problem with that at all. Imagining killing him was part of dealing with it, really, and it was really serious there for a while. I mean, I was thinking about getting my pistol from home and just blowing his brains out.

But what I think got this misunderstanding, if that's what it is, started, is calling it "gay pass", which sounded like minimizing it. It was I'll grant you, but I didn't mean to mimimize it like that. That's just how it came out. So I'll retract that wording, and go with "gay assault".




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 02:34 AM (DW+jj)

454 Honesty really is the best policy. Everything else eventually leads to a backlash.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 13, 2016 02:34 AM (J+mig)

455 Again, I'm wrapping my head around it -- but, essentially, the idea is that totalitarian societies must debase truth on an ongoing basis to keep running. Orwell certainly knew of this, with the slogans "WAR IS PEACE", "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY", and "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH" in 1984.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:24 AM (EzgxV)


Cooth, I was just making a joke about the word "rectification".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 02:36 AM (zc3Db)

456 "Rectification" means "to put right".


How many things are called what they are not? How many are described as being their actual opposite? Does feminism support equality for women? Is #BlackLivesMatter about celebrating the lives of blacks? Does relentlessly focusing on race provide Affirmative Action? How much environmental legislation harms the environment? Does rent control actually control the supply and demand that sets rents, or does it merely politicize it? Is this all included in the "Good and Plenty" clause of the Constitution?



Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

457 455 Again, I'm wrapping my head around it -- but, essentially, the idea is that totalitarian societies must debase truth on an ongoing basis to keep running. Orwell certainly knew of this, with the slogans "WAR IS PEACE", "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY", and "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH" in 1984.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:24 AM (EzgxV)

Cooth, I was just making a joke about the word "rectification".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 02:36 AM (zc3Db)



No worries -- I get that. It's just I saw an article a while back (I think someone upthread even mentioned it), and the implications of the phrase have been echoing around in my head. Part of it is the scale -- "correction of a typo" doesn't encompass the same dread.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:46 AM (EzgxV)

458 "Gozer the Traveller. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the Traveller came as a large moving Torb! Then during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex supplicants, they chose a new form for him, that of a giant Sloar! Many Shubs and Zulls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of a Sloar that day, I can tell you."

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 13, 2016 02:46 AM (39g3+)

459 Back in, just briefly. Inspiring chatter tonight.

[types... deletes] No, I'll keep that story for another day. Or the afterlife.

[types... deletes] Yeah, I don't want to bother with that one.

Hm.



Hoping that "you can't cure stupid" isn't an absolute, I pray for wisdom.

The first problem with wisdom is, it is gained from experiencing the consequences of unwise choices.

I should, therefore, be a very wise man. However, the second problem with wisdom is how often what is learned is inapplicable to subsequent experience.

In my experience.

That's my wisdom about wisdom for the evening.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Posted by: mindful webworker nearing the end at April 13, 2016 02:47 AM (RdIBt)

460 If only the Confederacy had tried to secede in 2016 as opposed to 1861, instead of "The Civil War" we could have had the "Sexit."

Posted by: zombie at April 13, 2016 02:50 AM (jBuUi)

461 Is this all included in the "Good and Plenty" clause of the Constitution?

Is filthy ever divine?
It's all subjective
The answers to all this
Lie with their psycho-analysts
Just relax
I can't relax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNKCPk1tl9Q

Posted by: Billy and the Boingers at April 13, 2016 02:50 AM (mGHQ4)

462 Rectification of Names in one picture:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j2bsvp9

Posted by: Alice Mergatroid at April 13, 2016 02:54 AM (vBeA5)

463 To flip things around, how much effort is invested into the "falsification of names"? The Planned-Parenthood mammograms? The TSA? Global warming? Unemployment rates?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:54 AM (EzgxV)

464 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

I know what it means and I know what the saying means - and it didn't take any genius to think it up. I was making a fucking joke about how "rectification" sounds like "rectum".

Sheesh.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 02:56 AM (zc3Db)

465 Rectification of Names in one picture:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j2bsvp9


Listen, we need more clues about this kind of image, like "The Brachiosaurus-Egg Hat", or "The 20.3cm SK C/34 Hat".

Posted by: zombie Admiral Hipper at April 13, 2016 02:59 AM (mGHQ4)

466 464 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

I know what it means and I know what the saying means - and it didn't take any genius to think it up. I was making a fucking joke about how "rectification" sounds like "rectum".

Sheesh.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 02:56 AM (zc3Db)




Look, I get that you're being lighthearted about it and I'm bringing you down by continuing to mull it over. It's just that I'm mulling. Lots of other Morons probably laughed. I'm integrating it with Sturgeon's Law and not feeling like laughing much.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

467 Rectification of Names in one picture:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j2bsvp9

Listen, we need more clues about this kind of image, like "The Brachiosaurus-Egg Hat", or "The 20.3cm SK C/34 Hat".

Posted by: zombie Admiral Hipper at April 13, 2016 02:59 AM (mGHQ4)


I thought it was rather obvious.

The Rectification of Names is posited as the reason for revolutions... real shootin' revolutions and the like.

Thus the invokation of Humpty Dumpty:

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."


Hence, the "Alice" as the handle.

the "Mergatroid" was a pseudo-random Touhou reference to Alice Mergatroid.

Really, it's all rather obvious.

Posted by: The Explaining Hat at April 13, 2016 03:03 AM (vBeA5)

468 This may seem racist, but that's not a proper Unicorn. It doesn't even pretend to be pretty and white.

Posted by: goon at April 13, 2016 03:07 AM (WCaSy)

469

I thought it was rather obvious.


Perhaps an Alignment of Views is needed ...

... perhaps this tool might be useful:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/tls/5523584527.html

Posted by: Jean-Pierre Folderol, Member, The League of Ugly Shirted Gentlemen at April 13, 2016 03:07 AM (FlRtG)

470
Why did Rosetta die? He was only 47. No will say.

I cant believe more people here dont remember him. He was nice and funny.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 13, 2016 03:08 AM (iQIUe)

471 Posted by: The Explaining Hat at April 13, 2016 03:03 AM (vBeA5)



Speaking of which, checked your email lately?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:08 AM (EzgxV)

472 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

I thought you were responding to me, not just musing in the air. Never mind.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 13, 2016 03:11 AM (zc3Db)

473 Speaking of rumpus rectums, check out Roxy Raye's twitter feed. She's got a pinned tweet up addressing some concerns her fans have about the condition of her, uh, well you know.

With the hashtag "#unwrecked", she's got a little picture up of it, showing off how tight it is. Meh, I've seen tighter.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 13, 2016 03:11 AM (DW+jj)

474 Speaking of which, checked your email lately?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:08 AM (EzgxV)


Yes, will respond.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 13, 2016 03:16 AM (vBeA5)

475 470
Why did Rosetta die? He was only 47. No will say.

I cant believe more people here dont remember him. He was nice and funny.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 13, 2016 03:08 AM (iQIUe)



I'm going to say this in the most fond way I can -- because I can well understand your point of view -- but when something like this happens, you want to make room for people's grief. It's like the 24-hour rule for news broadcasts -- nobody's worried about making sense for a bit.



You shouldn't feel like you've been "stifled", but you should think about the people reeling from this loss and decide, yourself, how long you should defer your inquiries.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:17 AM (EzgxV)

476 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:17 AM (EzgxV)
============

In the most fond way I can say -- fuck off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 13, 2016 03:31 AM (iQIUe)

477 The good news is that the fiancee's tax return is pretty much done -- as in, the only question is how much of her Federal refund to roll to 2016 (which depends on her 2016 tax projection). The bad news is I'm missing huge chunks of data for my own return, in large part due to Ira's shenanigans.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:33 AM (EzgxV)

478 476 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:17 AM (EzgxV)
============

In the most fond way I can say -- fuck off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 13, 2016 03:31 AM (iQIUe)



Yeah, I was afraid there wasn't a way to sugarcoat it. Let's try the direct approach -- when you're in with a bunch of people mourning someone's death, you have to be respectful of their grief when dealing with certain issues, such as cause of death. The more you push them for immediate info, the less they will ever be inclined to help. Facts is facts.



If you want to hate on me for pointing this out, feel free. I'm honestly trying to be helpful. They're not trying to stifle you, they're prioritizing. Everything should be available once the dust settles.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:39 AM (EzgxV)

479 Heavens to Mergatroid, is everyone losing their minds?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2016 03:48 AM (4DirM)

480 476 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:17 AM (EzgxV)
============

In the most fond way I can say -- fuck off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 13, 2016 03:31 AM (iQIUe)



....and, BTW, I've been the youngster at a funeral going "how'd he die?" I'm trying to give you the benefit of knowing someone in their mid 50's who has attended a number of events where someone recently passed-on.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:48 AM (EzgxV)

481 479 Heavens to Mergatroid, is everyone losing their minds?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2016 03:48 AM (4DirM)



Possibly............no, here it is, behind the daily medications.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:50 AM (EzgxV)

482 Heavens to Mergatroid, is everyone losing their minds?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2016 03:48 AM (4DirM)


*sicks dolls on Anna like she's Cirno...*

Posted by: Allice Mergatroid at April 13, 2016 03:56 AM (vBeA5)

483 DoLLS?

Detachment of Limited Line Service?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2016 03:57 AM (4DirM)

484 Cthulhu, I am probably grateful that I no longer have a frame of reference to grok which poster/droid is in need of meds.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2016 03:59 AM (4DirM)

485 Saw a link to the Sultan Knish blog Jan 29th commentary were he squarely puts the rise of Islam on the shoulders of the left. They run interference for them every time there is a attack.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2016 04:06 AM (9VEpl)

486 Hat, should I rob the piggy-bank for this cel?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zaj3zst

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2016 04:07 AM (4DirM)

487 484 Cthulhu, I am probably grateful that I no longer have a frame of reference to grok which poster/droid is in need of meds.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2016 03:59 AM (4DirM) 484 Cthulhu, I am probably grateful that I no longer have a frame of reference to grok which poster/droid is in need of meds.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2016 03:59 AM (4DirM)



Fortunately, mine are intended to extend my lifetime rather than improve the safety of others around me.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 04:20 AM (EzgxV)

488 Preparing tax returns used to be a logistics thing, where you could take pride in getting things where they needed to go. Now it's a nagging thing, where every other word is "fuck-off".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 04:40 AM (EzgxV)

489 Lots of good stuff to add to my above
I'm a lifetime suffer of Bay leaves, they don't do anything
It might be the skeleton of the "unicorn " that gave rise to the myth
I remember Crazy Eddie commercials as a kid
Bookworm I think is onto something
Read Rosetta and don't get it except starting out f'd up doesn't help you later.
Well later

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2016 04:53 AM (9VEpl)

490 485
Saw a link to the Sultan Knish blog Jan 29th commentary were he squarely
puts the rise of Islam on the shoulders of the left. They run
interference for them every time there is a attack.

Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2016 04:06 AM (9VEpl)


They've been the spouse that enables the abuser.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 13, 2016 04:57 AM (J+mig)

491 DoLLS?

Detachment of Limited Line Service?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2016 03:57 AM (4DirM)


ಠ_ಠ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzEUeWnV73U

Posted by: Bad Apple at April 13, 2016 04:59 AM (vBeA5)

492 Anna Puma,

I trust you are well, your toe is fine, and that the novel liposuction is a success.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2016 05:14 AM (u82oZ)

493 There was a time when I thought buffets were wonderful but then, food was just one of the ways I tried to compensate for the empty spaces in my life. I've been forced to reflect on this a lot lately as the need to reduce the stuff I have in storage makes me confront purchases I made of things I barely used or bought greatly in excess of need.

In Thousand Oaks there long ago was a place called Hodel's, that did a big business with the senior citizens. My friend I'd met working for John Strong was quite overweight and had apparently been so most of his life, so he was always up for shovel feasts. We used to joke about the fried chicken, the core staple at Hodel's being recycled from coating the bones with TVP to perfectly simulate the appearance and taste, for the less discerning palate, of the original animal part. It was within walking distance on Thousand Oaks Blvd. of where John Strong lived and ran his business out of, so we went there several times a months.

In my year on the carnival circuit in central and northern CA, I became acquainted with a chain called Smorgabobs. Any time we came into a town with one of those we knew there would be several visits. But then, I was a teenager and while I wasn't slender I hadn't yet gotten seriously fat.

The problem was I had atrocious dietary habits, evading the need for vegetables and less tasty stuff growing up because I was the youngest of five and I think my mother had lost track of whether we were all eating properly by the time I was making my own choices. This probably caused or exacerbated some of my cognitive problems as well as making me less physically fit. Which is a vicious circle, as once you've become labeled as among the less athletic kids you tend to avoid putting yourself in situations where this is declared again. Likewise, the bad brain nutrition only leads to more of the same.

I ate at a Golden Corral one time, in Las Cruces, NM in 1996. We were out there to witness the flight of the DC-XA, doing a maneuver (Larry Niven called it the 'Death Swoop') no rocket had ever performed up until that moment which had to be mastered for reusable space craft to become a reality. We were there overnight in hopes the planned second flight the following day was still on, despite a minor mishap during landing in the first test.

So we had time to kill in a strange town that had extremely little of note for visitors. The buffet was OK. I could still really pack it away back then, though the effect on my waistline was more apparent than as a voracious teen. At the time, I thought if there was one of these places within twenty miles of the LASFS club house it would probably see us regularly on Thursday nights after the meeting. Just as well there wasn't, as that group had far too many seriously fat folks already.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 13, 2016 05:14 AM (IdCqF)

494 Porn used to be on the side of freedom. It's the end of times.

Posted by: John Constantine at April 13, 2016 05:18 AM (DdtyX)

495 So we had time to kill in a strange town that had extremely little of note for visitors. The buffet was OK. I could still really pack it away back then, though the effect on my waistline was more apparent than as a voracious teen. At the time, I thought if there was one of these places within twenty miles of the LASFS club house it would probably see us regularly on Thursday nights after the meeting. Just as well there wasn't, as that group had far too many seriously fat folks already.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 13, 2016 05:14 AM (IdCqF)


No comment...

Posted by: The L.A. Hat at April 13, 2016 05:21 AM (vBeA5)

496 Porn used to be on the side of freedom. It's the end of times.

Posted by: John Constantine at April 13, 2016 05:18 AM (DdtyX)


Leftist are increaingly demanding that "porn stars" done goggles...

California's lose is Nevada's gain...

Posted by: The Nevada Hat at April 13, 2016 05:22 AM (vBeA5)

497 More recently, when I moved to Castaic, there was a Home Town Buffet in nearby Valencia. My friend Dan was still in the late stages of voracious teen, so we often went there if he was out this way. Again, it was alright if you regard volume as an essential factor in your restaurant reviews.

After Dan's car crash demise, I never had any reason to go there as what little social life I had rarely involved eating locally. It closed down about ten years ago, the space filled by some Asian folks running a sea food buffet. I've never even stepped inside. Not only does it strike me as a bit iffy but I just don't have the appetite to make going to a buffet worthwhile anymore. Some place that was really good might be enjoyable by taking small amounts of everything and enjoying the variety but that doesn't seem likely to happen in my foreseeable future.

The annoying thing is that now that my appetite is less intent on self-destruction, I'm also at the age where it doesn't take much to keep the weight on.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 13, 2016 05:26 AM (IdCqF)

498 Once again, I've written a long, long comment well after most have called it a night. Meanwhile, there is a writeup on some tech stuff I should had done almost three weeks ago but the words just won't come on that one.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 13, 2016 05:30 AM (IdCqF)

499 Epobirs

The Niven stories about the LASFS were pretty entertaining. We you one of the sources for "The Chocolate-covered Manhole Covers"?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2016 05:30 AM (u82oZ)

500 We = were. My "E" key sticks.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2016 05:31 AM (u82oZ)

501 Epobirs at April 13, 2016 05:26 AM (IdCqF)

This was a feel good from a morning dump 3 or 4 weeks ago; or maybe a side bar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm0qYRWQpZI

If this post is presumptuous, I apologize.

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at April 13, 2016 05:49 AM (AoK0a)

502 #499

No, that was looong before my time. The collection most saw that in, 'All The Myriad Ways,' came out in 1971 and I probably first read it around 1975 or a bit later, as a pre-teen. IIRC, the evening that lead to the story was in 1968, back befre the club had a permanent location to home and met in whatever space was available for cheap.

The character who asked the title question and drove the story was based on Tom Digby, who I came to know in the 80s when I became a regular at the club. I guess making him an alien robot was Niven's way of dealing with Tom being so outlandishly odd even among SF fans. If you do a search 'chocolate covered manhole cover' one of the images that comes up is him in his favorite activity, blowing bubbles. While as far as I know, Tom was never accused of any improprieties with underaged people, he was one of the types who would make some parents decide not to bring their kids to SF cons. This is a guy who had pierced nipple long before it was common and could often be seen in hotel hot tubs with his con membership or staff badge hanging off his chest without a lanyard.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 13, 2016 05:52 AM (IdCqF)

503 Epobirs, thanks!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2016 06:02 AM (u82oZ)

504 #501

Well, I've never been anywhere near that bad. 240 pounds and high blood pressure meds I could be rid of if I got down around 200. My biggest issue is and always has been depression, which makes it very hard to know whether anything else is wrong because it constantly tells you EVERYTHING is wrong.

I have a neighbor who must be close to 400 pounds. He got a dog a few years ago and recently added another. But they're little fluff balls that don't provide he kind of exercise incentive he needs. As for his intake, I have no idea but I have to assume it is far greater than mine ever was. Looking back, what I used to consider doing serious damage at a buffet seems pretty mild compared to what I hear about being the regular consumption of some really huge people. At least when we devastated a buffet it meant we were probably eating pretty lightly for the next day or so, unless there was really intensive physical labor being performed.

I'm reminded of a long ago Avengers story in which they've been transported to another dimension and have to deal with a group analogous to the Justice League. At one point, the Golden Archer (Green Arrow) says to Hyperion (Superman), "Has anyone ever told you your powers end at the neck?" My problems are largely that way. The stuff really going wrong is all above the neck.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 13, 2016 06:14 AM (IdCqF)

505 CAUTION - TRIGGER WARNING!!

Since we can't use the "B-word" to describe Hillary, how about a euphemism?

HILLARY THE HARRIDAN

And here is a little tune by Peggy Lee for Bill De Blasio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ikUCavp2yA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ikUCavp2yA

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at April 13, 2016 06:15 AM (EMi53)

506 The stuff really going wrong is all above the neck.

I did a lot of reading on Rational Therapy back in the day.

It helped me learn to catch myself. But as some depression is behavioral and some chemical ... one of those YMMV kind of things.

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at April 13, 2016 06:27 AM (AoK0a)

507 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:39 AM (EzgxV)

Again, go fuck yourself.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:48 AM (EzgxV)

And again, fuck yourself harder.

You are a fucking narcissist who is too stupid to know when to shut the fuck up. Few people will ask what happened if you died unexpectedly bc no one will care.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 13, 2016 08:37 AM (iQIUe)

508 507 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:39 AM (EzgxV)

Again, go fuck yourself.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 03:48 AM (EzgxV)

And again, fuck yourself harder.

You are a fucking narcissist who is too stupid to know when to shut the fuck up. Few people will ask what happened if you died unexpectedly bc no one will care.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 13, 2016 08:37 AM (iQIUe)


Huh. Go figure.....I advocate having empathy for the bereaved, and that makes me a "fucking narcissist". Funny times we're living in.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 01:18 PM (EzgxV)

509 You have no empathy for anyone but yourself, narcissist. Go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 13, 2016 07:07 PM (iQIUe)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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