Overnight Open Thread (4-13-2016) - Oopsie Poopsie Edition

Quote of the Day I

The government of Shanghai says that under new rules residents who fail to visit their elderly parents will get black marks on their credit records.

A new set of regulations released recently by the government of the eastern city says that adult children living apart from their parents should "visit or send greetings often." Parents who think their children are not fulfilling this responsibility can file lawsuits against them for neglect.

Quote of the Day II

Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else. Britain desperately wants to think of its Muslims as versions of the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, or the cheeky-chappie athlete Mo Farah. But thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet conducted, we now know that just isn't how it is.

-- Trevor Phillips, former head of Britain's Equalities and Human Rights Commission

Do You Live in a Bubble? Take the Charles Murray Quiz

Do you live in a bubble?

There exists a new upper class that's completely disconnected from the average white American and American culture at large, argues Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist and author.

Take this 25-question quiz, based on a similar one published in Murray's 2012 book, "Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010," to find out just how thick your bubble is.

bubblequizscale

Patterico: My Answers From The Quiz

More on Living in the Bubble

One Year Later Fake Black Woman Regrets Nothing

The Westerplatte Moment

Each of you, my young friends, will find in life some personal "Westerplatte." Some measure of tasks that have to be undertaken and fulfilled. Some rightful cause for which one cannot avoid fighting. Some duty, or necessity, which one cannot shun. From which one cannot desert. Finally, some order of truth and values, which must be held and defended, like this Westerplatte, within oneself and around oneself.

-- Pope John Paul II (1987)

RSM - The New Thought Crime: 'Adultism'

Modern Academia: Vegan Sexuality: Challenging Heteronormative Masculinity through Meat-free Sex

Modern Academia: Quote the Bible, Get Expelled

Shock: Actual Grownups Discovered Inside a University Front Office

Ohio State Vice President Jay Kasey to student occupiers: If you don't leave, you will be arrested and expelled.

That Time Soviet School Children Bugged the US Ambassador's Office

The Thing went undetected for years because it was small, required no power source, and was not an active transmitter. Rather it worked by modulating incoming microwave signals with room audio and re-radiating it at a different harmonic frequency. To power it the Soviets had to beam a strong UHF signal at the embassy and have a good receiver listening on the harmonic frequency.

thethingsov

How Common is Your PIN?

      PIN     FREQ

#1    1234    10.713%
#2    1111    6.016%
#3    0000    1.881%
#4    1212    1.197%
#5    7777    0.745%
#6    1004    0.616%
#7    2000    0.613%
#8    4444    0.526%
#9    2222    0.516%
#10    6969    0.512%
#11    9999    0.451%
#12    3333    0.419%
#13    5555    0.395%
#14    6666    0.391%
#15    1122    0.366%
#16    1313    0.304%
#17    8888    0.303%
#18    4321    0.293%
#19    2001    0.290%
#20    1010    0.285%

How to Make Fire With a Lemon

Remembering When Disneyland Had Real-Life Mermaids

disneymermaid

Bless Your Heart Decoded

The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

Tonight's post brought to you by how we meet:

howwemeetkirby

Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. Do that thing. Or not. But remember this: the bathrooms do not clean themselves. Nor does Ace's car self-wax.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:05 PM




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1 First!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 13, 2016 11:05 PM (OQ9R7)

2 Woot woot ONT

No shit edition

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:06 PM (voOPb)

3 2nd

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at April 13, 2016 11:06 PM (R5HRU)

4 Formatting, Maet. Something is wrong, somewhere.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 13, 2016 11:07 PM (OQ9R7)

5 ONT UP..... DEVELOPING

Posted by: tbodie at April 13, 2016 11:07 PM (hQt/L)

6 ALL DAY LONG, I'VE BEEN CLICKING ON ACE'S DRUDGE-LIKE LINKS. NONE OF THEM SEEM TO WORK. COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY OR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTERVENTION?

Posted by: mindful webworker - uncertainly at April 13, 2016 11:07 PM (5a8XA)

7 Nicely corrected, Sir!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 13, 2016 11:07 PM (OQ9R7)

8 TY Maet, you always bring it.

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2016 11:09 PM (o/90i)

9 Off to read...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 13, 2016 11:09 PM (OQ9R7)

10 Whew, the Brew Crew just won a nail biter. Always nice to see them beat the Cards - because it so rarely happens.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 13, 2016 11:10 PM (P8951)

11 Meat free sex? I'm frightened to click

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:10 PM (voOPb)

12 Good evening, all.
Bunch of good content to soak up. Thanks, Matlock Error.

Posted by: Chi at April 13, 2016 11:10 PM (Te2JU)

13 Heterosexual? How 70's.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2016 11:11 PM (sl+zA)

14 >>>Modern Academia: Vegan Sexuality: Challenging Heteronormative Masculinity through Meat-free Sex<<<




No meat during sex? Ok, fine.



But there best be sammiches afterward!

Posted by: typical Moron at April 13, 2016 11:12 PM (H9MG5)

15 Tonight's Over-Night Thread, sponsored by Immodium AD



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 13, 2016 11:12 PM (McRlu)

16 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 11:13 PM (EzgxV)

17 ...Meat-free Sex

Choose snark:
a) So, just lesbians, then?
b) But, we're all meat! https://youtu.be/7tScAyNaRdQ
c) That was supposed to be "meet"?
d) (c) was lame.
e) Flying none of the above.

Posted by: mindful webworker - undecidedly at April 13, 2016 11:13 PM (5a8XA)

18 Just saw Boz Scaggs. Steely Dan this Monday.

Jeff Porcaro RIP.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:13 PM (bQxkN)

19 "Vegan Sexuality: Challenging Heteronormative Masculinity through Meat-free Sex."

I don't want to kill this person, but what happens in a private atmosphere may be damaging to their fragile psyche.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 13, 2016 11:14 PM (OQ9R7)

20 I feel a good fart coming on. Trust it?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2016 11:14 PM (pUDQf)

21 >>No meat during sex?


What am I supposed to slap her thighs with?

Posted by: garrett at April 13, 2016 11:14 PM (xUVR8)

22 Happy-ish Wed Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at April 13, 2016 11:14 PM (AoK0a)

23 Interesting trends and where they converge in that graph.

Posted by: davidt at April 13, 2016 11:14 PM (8aOqE)

24 I will take the test tomorrow. It's the ONT for crying out loud

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:14 PM (voOPb)

25 So much content

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 13, 2016 11:14 PM (KlVdw)

26 "Do you live in a bubble?"

Cultural and class questions aside, anyone who transacts their daily personal business in United States dollars is living in a bubble.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 13, 2016 11:15 PM (noWW6)

27 Hot pastrami sex is the best kind of sex.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2016 11:15 PM (sl+zA)

28 Remembering When Disneyland Had Real-Life Mermaids

I remember. Impressed my young self.

Posted by: mindful webworker - underwateredly at April 13, 2016 11:16 PM (5a8XA)

29 21 >>No meat during sex?


What am I supposed to slap her thighs with?
Posted by: garrett at April 13, 2016 11:14 PM (xUVR

Silicone?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:16 PM (voOPb)

30 I vaguely recall sex. I think I enjoyed it but it's hard to remember that long ago.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2016 11:16 PM (pUDQf)

31 >> >>No meat during sex?

>>What am I supposed to slap her thighs with?

Bar-B-Q sauce is 'technically' not meat ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at April 13, 2016 11:16 PM (AoK0a)

32 I NEVER trust a fart. Never.

Posted by: Abiss at April 13, 2016 10:58 PM (UsgHM)



Cross my heart and hope to die,

I'm scentless, silent, and totally dry!


(muahahah! sucka!)

Posted by: Your cheatin' fart at April 13, 2016 11:16 PM (Z1+Wk)

33 Like you could have live mermaids with California's OSHA and wage & hour laws today.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2016 11:17 PM (sl+zA)

34 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 13, 2016 11:18 PM (YJmuy)

35 20: How old are you? Never trust a fart if you are over 40.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2016 11:18 PM (ucDmr)

36 Hola all.

Posted by: Blano at April 13, 2016 11:19 PM (heN73)

37 I vaguely recall sex. I think I enjoyed it but it's hard to remember that long ago.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2016 11:16 PM (pUDQf)

Blano's definition of sex:

Something other people get to enjoy.

Posted by: Blano at April 13, 2016 11:20 PM (heN73)

38 I live in a bubble

Posted by: NCKate at April 13, 2016 11:21 PM (B7rRP)

39 Hot pastrami sex is the best kind of sex.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2016 11:15 PM (sl+zA)


mMmmmmm. Rubenesque women. Nom.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2016 11:21 PM (TVASf)

40 Shart thread helps you let off steam.

Posted by: Your cheatin' fart at April 13, 2016 11:22 PM (Z1+Wk)

41 Actually I live in a house. But if you're in a bubble, cool, I guess

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:22 PM (voOPb)

42 TBODIE SCORES 50 ON BUBBLE TEST...

ONLY PARTIALLY CLUELESS

Posted by: tbodie at April 13, 2016 11:22 PM (hQt/L)

43 Meat free sex? Is that even possible? No tuna or sausage?

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 13, 2016 11:22 PM (KlVdw)

44 I live in a bubble.

Posted by: Kim Kardashian's Gluteus Maximus at April 13, 2016 11:23 PM (Z1+Wk)

45 Why yes, the Drudge Headline thread is one of my favorites.

How could you tell?

Posted by: tbodie at April 13, 2016 11:24 PM (hQt/L)

46 Well, I've used up all my good material for the night. Didn't take long.

Posted by: mindful webworker - fresh out of banter at April 13, 2016 11:25 PM (5a8XA)

47 I took the test. I wonder about the preconceptions in those things.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2016 11:25 PM (TVASf)

48 Vegan Sex
Bless her heart

Posted by: tmitsss at April 13, 2016 11:25 PM (sUvQQ)

49 I vaguely recall sex. I think I enjoyed it but it's hard to remember that long ago.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2016 11:16 PM (pUDQf) fnord (pUDQf)


Don't ask me, as far as I'm concerned it's a myth.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 13, 2016 11:27 PM (wB8Tg)

50 I live in a bubble, just not either of *those* bubbles.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 13, 2016 11:27 PM (wB8Tg)

51 15 Tonight's Over-Night Thread, sponsored by Immodium AD



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 13, 2016 11:12 PM (McRlu)

I laughed. That was pretty good.

Posted by: Moki at April 13, 2016 11:28 PM (ezHMO)

52 49: The circle of life.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2016 11:28 PM (ucDmr)

53 18, Great drummer, but Porcaro has been dead more than 20 years...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 13, 2016 11:28 PM (8HGb7)

54 "Like you could have live mermaids with California's OSHA and wage & hour laws today."
-Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2016 11:17 PM (sl+zA)

-Well, there would be thirty forms to fill-out.

-Seventeen needing approval from several different boards.

-Seven, of which, you would have to appear in front-of, so as to state your case.

-Fourteen-Thousand Dollars in Fees, Fines, Regulatory Expenses and Taxes.

-A written statement from the Mermaid's Fish-Father on the declared intent.

-An installed sink near the door of an aquatic establishment. -(Hygiene)

...and a written Pledge of Safety against Fish-Fuckers.

So there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 13, 2016 11:28 PM (OQ9R7)

55 18 Just saw Boz Scaggs. Steely Dan this Monday.

Posted by: Ignoramus
-----------------
That's awesome. Good for you!

I saw SD @ Meriwether Post Pavilion on their first tour in decades - I remember almost floating out afterwards...

No. Not high, just a very happy man.
(Yeah, I'm a big fan. Sorry, zombie)

Posted by: Chi at April 13, 2016 11:31 PM (Te2JU)

56 Hot pastrami sex is the best kind of sex.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2016 11:15 PM (sl+zA)

It is the most erotic of the salted, cured meats

Posted by: George Costanza at April 13, 2016 11:32 PM (7qAYi)

57 55: Let er roll Lido. Luv Boz Scaggs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2016 11:33 PM (ucDmr)

58 []

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:33 PM (bQxkN)

59

Scored a 63 on the Charles Murray test. If they had asked about sleazy honky-tonks and sleeping on the sidewalk, I might have bumped that up a bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2016 11:34 PM (9mTYi)

60 Hey, hola, cthulhu.

Watching an exchange last night, I thought, not only can you be a socially-helpful advisor, you can be admirably patient with some commenter's temperamental response.

And in longer-range observation, I'd say, by the time a commenter's temperament has degenerated to the point of flaming at you, they're pretty much tempting the banhammer, in general.

For whatever such observations are worth. (2¢ less sales tax)

Posted by: mindful webworker - jus' sayin' at April 13, 2016 11:34 PM (5a8XA)

61 Steely Dan, wonderful band

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

62 59: I would outscore you there my friend.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2016 11:35 PM (ucDmr)

63
Quote the bible- get expelled. Scary stuff coming out of Britain (no longer Great). The quote was from a private facebook discussionlater made public, not at school.
But a little further down the page is a 20 minute video about men that have used the transgender bathroom laws to sneak into women's bathrooms and video or spy on the women folk. Many of them registered sex offenders.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 13, 2016 11:35 PM (KlVdw)

64 Rub me hard enough and there'll be plenty of fire, Shep!

Posted by: don lemon at April 13, 2016 11:37 PM (3MK6t)

65 I saw Boz Scaggs in NYC on July 13, 1977 -- which was the night of the big blackout. Jeff Porcaro kept drumming with the lights out until he finally realized something was up. He later died in a Bizarre Gardening Accident.

If you have a chance to see Boz he's in fine form with a solid band. His voice has actually gotten better with time. He does blues R&B ballads rock and even threw into two cajun songs

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:38 PM (bQxkN)

66 64 Rub me hard enough and there'll be plenty of fire, Shep!
Posted by: don lemon at April 13, 2016 11:37 PM (3MK6t)

Pffffff
Posted by: Anderson Cooper

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

67 A bubble is a fragile thing.
That wouldn't do at all.
I live inside a sturdy plastic
human hamster ball.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rollin' at April 13, 2016 11:38 PM (5a8XA)

68 A man walks in to a bar and he says that he can fart the Star Spangled Banner. The bartender agrees, and he gathers everyone around to watch. The man gets a stern look on his face, he climbs up onto the bar, pulls down his pants and points his ass at the fancy mirror behind the bar. He bends over, grunts and sends with two quick shit-filled explosive blasts all over the fancy tequila bottles.
The bartender says: "What the holy hell was that?"
The man says: "Hey even Frank Sinatra has to clear his throat."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 11:38 PM (VdICR)

69 It's "Moors", you idiot! It's a typo.

Posted by: bubble boy at April 13, 2016 11:39 PM (3MK6t)

70 53 18, Great drummer, but Porcaro has been dead more than 20 years...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 13, 2016 11:28 PM (8HGb7)



There's a little-known album, "James Newton Howard and Friends" that was recorded at Sheffield Labs in Montecito, California that really shows Porcaro at the top of his game. It was recorded direct-to-lp-master with a digital copy. Each side was done in a single take. Besides percussion, every other instrument is a Yamaha synth, played by an LA session musician.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 11:39 PM (EzgxV)

71 Steely Dan has been touring regularly with an outstanding band. Musically they may may be the best touring band around.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:39 PM (bQxkN)

72 "Hot pastrami sex is the best kind of sex."


George Costanza believed in it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 11:40 PM (9ym/8)

73 Romantic partners? Do they mean spouses?

My high-school coach introduced me to my husband- he was a blind date to a dance in 1970.

My bubble score was 37, but I, too, wonder about the preconceived notions behind the questions.

Posted by: Sal at April 13, 2016 11:40 PM (MRX6w)

74 Should I get you some Butt Hurt Cream, Anderson.

What a fag.

Posted by: don lemon at April 13, 2016 11:40 PM (3MK6t)

75 -Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 13, 2016 11:38 PM (VdICR)

That was a shitty joke.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 13, 2016 11:41 PM (OQ9R7)

76 We got real life mermaids at the Sip-n-dip here in Great Falls. And Pat. Especially Pat.

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at April 13, 2016 11:43 PM (roQ8j)

77 I suspect the Butt Stuff post was the only way to steer the horde away from Perpetual Dudgening.

I may have just cursed it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 13, 2016 11:44 PM (wB8Tg)

78 Evening ONT!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 13, 2016 11:44 PM (fC9RO)

79 Blackhawks only need one goal to steal a win without Duncan Keith....c'mon!

Posted by: scrood at April 13, 2016 11:45 PM (3b9U4)

80 Was Ignoramus's redacted comment about Michelle Fields, I'm asking innocently?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 13, 2016 11:45 PM (3MK6t)

81 Donna,

4-4 after facing giants Astros and Cards I'm thrilled!!

Imagine if Peralta pitched like something even remotely close to a top starter.

They aren't going to be as bad as everyone assumes

Posted by: H Badger at April 13, 2016 11:46 PM (+xIXD)

82 Hey everybody. What's this stuff about Moors?

Moors drinking Coors listening to the Doors...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

83 Somebody mentioned Boz Scaggs?

I just recently finally got his 1976 classic album "Silk Degrees." Very good, wish I had discovered it sooner.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 11:47 PM (ntObR)

84 My bubble score was 38. I'm not sure I understood where all the questions were coming from.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 11:47 PM (0mRoj)

85 Is it just me or do Boz Scaggs and Tim Allen look a bit alike?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 11:48 PM (ntObR)

86 That rhyme is very Poor, Steve.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 13, 2016 11:48 PM (3MK6t)

87 60 Hey, hola, cthulhu.

Watching an exchange last night, I thought, not only can you be a socially-helpful advisor, you can be admirably patient with some commenter's temperamental response.

And in longer-range observation, I'd say, by the time a commenter's temperament has degenerated to the point of flaming at you, they're pretty much tempting the banhammer, in general.

For whatever such observations are worth. (2 less sales tax)

Posted by: mindful webworker - jus' sayin' at April 13, 2016 11:34 PM (5a8XA)



Appreciate the kind words. I was a young obnoxious punk on top of the world until I was dumped by my college girlfriend. The realization that not everything goes the way I want it to led me to reassess the messages I was sending -- and realize that I'd frequently hurt people I cared about by not considering their situation.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

88 Steely Dan has been touring regularly with an outstanding band. Musically they may may be the best touring band around.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:39 PM (bQxkN)

I wouldn't bet against Ian Andersons band at the moment. They've been on the road basically 2 years

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:48 PM (voOPb)

89 A male and female whale are swimming off the Japanese coast.

The Male whale sees a ship and gets pissed: "That's the ship that harpooned my father!", he gurgles.

The female says: "What are you going to do about it?"

The male devises a plan: "We'll both swim beneath that boat and blow out all our air and it will capsize."

The female says: "What if they swim and reach the shore?"

The male says: "We eat them before they reach the shore."

The female says: "Listen... I was okay with the blow-job, but if you think I'm swallowing seamen, you're fucking crazy!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 13, 2016 11:48 PM (OQ9R7)

90 andy, I see what you did there :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 11:48 PM (ntObR)

91 @ 60

I couldn't agree more.
I almost sent a couple emails today, but decided against it (I don't want to bother these good folks).
But, it's what that guy does. Regularly. Not the first time, won't be the last...

Posted by: Chi at April 13, 2016 11:49 PM (Te2JU)

92 My bubble was 47 but I really have no idea what it means...as far as I can tell not eating at shitty chains often works against you

Posted by: H Badger at April 13, 2016 11:49 PM (+xIXD)

93 61 Steely Dan, wonderful band

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

....except it never was a "band", as such. It was Fagan and Becker and whatever studio guys ended up on the wax.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV)

94 I missed most of the day. What the fark happened down below?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 11:50 PM (9ym/8)

95 Evening horde.

Not seeing any ALL CAPS DRUDGE POSTS.

Did we leave that horse alone....granted, it was funny as hell.

How's everybody.

*scrolling up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 11:50 PM (hlMPp)

96 Playing with a loaded fart.
Knowing it ain't really smart...

Posted by: juicy newton at April 13, 2016 11:50 PM (fshLz)

97 I saw a documentary on National Lampoon on the weekend. Shows what an influence it had our comedy and even the broader culture.

God those guys were outrageous -- e.g. Animal House is tame compared to a lot of the rest of what they did.

They would be crucified today for putting out even a single issue.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:51 PM (bQxkN)

98 Who is the gaucho, amigo?
Why is he standing in your spangled leather poncho
with the alligator shoes?
Bodacious cowboys
such as your friend
will never be welcome here
high in the Custerdome

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 11:51 PM (ntObR)

99 92 My bubble was 47 but I really have no idea what it means...as far as I can tell not eating at shitty chains often works against you
Posted by: H Badger at April 13, 2016 11:49 PM (+xIXD)

I almost never go out to eat as it is. I have owned a pickup truck though.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 11:51 PM (0mRoj)

100 Just dropped by, or in, or something to compliment the ONT on not going all- cap lunacy. The ONT is like an island of sanity here, and does that make any sense at all? If you all allow me, I'll just hang around here until the daywalkers get their electoshock treatments. Place has gone nuts.
Course I'll have to adjust my sleep cycles, quit my job, sleep alone, get some sort of blue light blocker........

Posted by: kraken at April 13, 2016 11:51 PM (sdxPm)

101 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV

ace and everyone were talking in Drudgeline speak.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (hlMPp)

102 Posted by: H Badger at April 13, 2016 11:49 PM (+xIXD)
I got a 36, my husband scored an 11. I'm not sure what it means.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (egOGm)

103 RWC- SEE ME AT 42!

Posted by: tbodie at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (hQt/L)

104 Moors drinking Coors listening to the Doors...

If you ask me,
A bunch of bores,
Like two prides of lions,
exchanging roars ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Poetry Critic ... at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (AoK0a)

105 That Soviet bug reminds me of the laser powered micro spacecraft. Completely passive thing that works by getting bombarded with radiation.

Posted by: Dolly Shartin' at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (Z1+Wk)

106 Cheers, Steve

Posted by: andycanuck at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (3MK6t)

107 Your husband has better sense than I do, apparently.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (TVASf)

108 101 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV

ace and everyone were talking in Drudgeline speak.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (hlMPp)



That was meant for Ricardo Kill.


I swear, EVERY iOS update they fuck it up even more.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 11:53 PM (hlMPp)

109 >>>They aren't going to be as bad as everyone assumes


98 losses not 100

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:53 PM (voOPb)

110 ....except it never was a "band", as such. It was Fagan and Becker and whatever studio guys ended up on the wax.
Posted by: cthulhu
------------------
Which was usually 35+ of the best studio musicians of their day.

If you told me that I could only take ONE album with me on that deserted island?
Gaucho.

Posted by: Chi at April 13, 2016 11:54 PM (Te2JU)

111 My bubble score was 48. I think not watching TV counted against me.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 13, 2016 11:54 PM (HalrA)

112
103 RWC- SEE ME AT 42!

Posted by: tbodie at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (hQt/L)

Gawddammit.

Well, the horde doesn't disappoint.

But that was headache inducing while being funny.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 11:54 PM (hlMPp)

113 I'm just going to assume since I spent a weekend partying in little Saigon at talladega that my bubble is pretty thin...

Posted by: H Badger at April 13, 2016 11:55 PM (+xIXD)

114 111 My bubble score was 48. I think not watching TV counted against me.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 13, 2016 11:54 PM (HalrA)

That's another thing. I watch very little network TV.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)

115 "....except it never was a "band", as such."

Quite true in their heyday, but they have a cast of regulars now that have done all their stuff for the last ten years and more. e.g. the Stones steal Cindy Mozelle away as their #1 backup when they do their tours, but she always come back to the Dan

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:55 PM (bQxkN)

116 I'm pretty sure it impossible to get under a 40 bubbled score if you live in Texas.

Also, do assholes go around quizzing their neighbors on degrees acquired?

Posted by: Lauren at April 13, 2016 11:55 PM (+xTTN)

117 Hello, Horde.

Just finished my taxes.
I hate the IRS with the heat of a thousand burning galaxies.

Gonna read the content now.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 13, 2016 11:56 PM (rJUlF)

118 115!!!!!

Posted by: jake at April 13, 2016 11:56 PM (92+OH)

119 Chi, good taste. That whole album is great.

Read the story of the album at Wiki, apparently Becker and Fagen had all kinds of trouble getting it completed, including having to dump a song after an engineer accidentally erased the master... this after literally months of supposedly trying to get that one track perfect.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 11:56 PM (ntObR)

120 snit

Posted by: jake at April 13, 2016 11:56 PM (92+OH)

121 108 101 Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV

ace and everyone were talking in Drudgeline speak.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 11:52 PM (hlMPp)



That was meant for Ricardo Kill.


I swear, EVERY iOS update they fuck it up even more.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 13, 2016 11:53 PM (hlMPp)



Entropy.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 11:56 PM (EzgxV)

122 Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:38 PM (bQxkN)
I like Boz scaggs. Lido shuffle.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 13, 2016 11:56 PM (egOGm)

123 I'm going 72-90

Way different approach this year already evident.

Posted by: H Badger at April 13, 2016 11:57 PM (+xIXD)

124 Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter played with SD for awhile, road and studio.

Posted by: scoville at April 13, 2016 11:57 PM (0adl+)

125 I am the bubble !!

Posted by: jake at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (92+OH)

126 If you told me that I could only take ONE album with me on that deserted island?

**looks at left hand**
Boston

**looks at right hand**
Head East - Flat as a Pancake

Yeah, I'm gonna cheat on this one.

Posted by: tbodie at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (hQt/L)

127 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/720306320599986181

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/720306494051262464

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/720306644802928641

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/720306816714809346

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (G3ZCw)

128 Happy
and I'm smiling,
walk a mile to
drink of water ...

Posted by: Adriane the Lack of Infrastructure Critic ... at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (AoK0a)

129 Two guitarists who were all over the place in the 1970s, Skunk Baxter and Joe Walsh. Both great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (ntObR)

130 110 ....except it never was a "band", as such. It was Fagan and Becker and whatever studio guys ended up on the wax.
Posted by: cthulhu
------------------
Which was usually 35+ of the best studio musicians of their day.

If you told me that I could only take ONE album with me on that deserted island?
Gaucho.

Posted by: Chi at April 13, 2016 11:54 PM (Te2JU)



I'd probably go for Aja over Gaucho.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (EzgxV)

131 "I'm pretty sure it impossible to get under a 40 bubbled score if you live in Texas. "


Just got finished. Scored a 50.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (9ym/8)

132 'Was Ignoramus's redacted comment about Michelle Fields, I'm asking innocently?"

I did a Drudge headline, not realizing it was against the rules right now

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (bQxkN)

133 snit shit
------
Fixed in honour of today.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (3MK6t)

134 122 Posted by: Ignoramus at April 13, 2016 11:38 PM (bQxkN)
I like Boz scaggs. Lido shuffle.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 13, 2016 11:56 PM (egOGm

I always liked Robert Palmer, esp. "Some Like it Hot".

Posted by: kraken at April 13, 2016 11:59 PM (sdxPm)

135 I believe Steely Dan also worked with Rick Derringer, Michael McDonald, Ashford & Simpson... a lot of quality musicians.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2016 11:59 PM (ntObR)

136 I took the bubble test. 36 whatever that means.

One thing that stood out was "have you hitchhiked?"

That seems more like an age question than a bubble question. I've hitchhiked oodles and picked up countless hitchhikers, but that's a thing of the past.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 13, 2016 11:59 PM (1xUj/)

137 Good ONT
But my eyes aren't working right
Nite morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2016 11:59 PM (voOPb)

138 More Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/720306978963099648

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/720307137558151168

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/720307297675706368

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/720307443301912577

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2016 11:59 PM (G3ZCw)

139 Amazon has every original album from Steely Dan, from 1972 to 1980, on sale right now for $4.99.

Gonna get 'em before long. I already have Gaucho...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 12:00 AM (ntObR)

140 So, I see that Ringo Starr has determined that his career is flat and going no-where too.
Bless his soul.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2016 12:00 AM (TVASf)

141 OK, Ignoramus. Although I think I'll save the real breaking news story I contemplated mentioning for tomorrow instead of here and now.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 14, 2016 12:00 AM (3MK6t)

142 I was a 48.

But yeah, again, Texas.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:00 AM (+xTTN)

143 128 Happy
and I'm smiling,
walk a mile to
drink of water ...

Posted by: Adriane the Lack of Infrastructure Critic ... at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM (AoK0a)



Y'know I'd
love to love you
and above you
is no other....

Posted by: cthulhu in the past at April 14, 2016 12:01 AM (EzgxV)

144 I scored a 76. Not sure Charles Murray knows what to do with me: upper middle class now, but grew up in a trailer.

Posted by: gm at April 14, 2016 12:01 AM (K0tm3)

145 The Constitution vs. DERP

Apparently there is a bunch of Left Wing lunatics who unironically post in a magazine called "Jacobin". Apparently in this magazine, they allow grad students who rant idiotically how the Constitution is for suxxors!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11468

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 14, 2016 12:02 AM (vBeA5)

146 next stop chitown, lido put the mike down.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 14, 2016 12:02 AM (ucDmr)

147
Today was enough for me to register displeasure on the caps thread.

I did,and got invited to find my safe space by Ace.

Didn't find much funny on that thread, it was ( to me) juvenile when it got going.

Guess I'll keep what commenting I do here on the ONT.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:02 AM (P/8aq)

148 Steely Dan did a song, "Papa Don't Live in That New York City No More". Was that their original or was it someone elses?

Posted by: kraken at April 14, 2016 12:02 AM (sdxPm)

149 Yeah, I'm gonna cheat on this one.

Does you no good!

There are no record players in hell ...

Posted by: The Devil that what Disguises Hell as a desert island with a Stingy Music Store ... at April 14, 2016 12:02 AM (AoK0a)

150 But seriously, who are the jerks surveying their 50(!!!) closest neighbors.

I know the occupation of my immediate neighbors and that is it.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:03 AM (+xTTN)

151 "I was a 48. "

I had not heard of most of the TC shows they listed nor seen a single one of the movies.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:03 AM (9ym/8)

152 I met the mother of my children/ex-wife/she was just supposed to be a booty-call, "through family". I impregnated her with my son the first hour we were together, and that's being generous. After marriage (thanks a lot Vegas) and two more children (girls), it ended badly.

Posted by: JROD at April 14, 2016 12:03 AM (wnwJC)

153 148 I think that was Donald Fagen's tune.

Posted by: navybrat at April 14, 2016 12:03 AM (8QGte)

154 irongrampa,

I can't comment on day threads from work anymore for some reason, but I won't even if I'm home reading on my lunch break.

I'd just rather hang out here with the more mellow crowd.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 14, 2016 12:03 AM (rJUlF)

155 44 on the bubble quiz.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 14, 2016 12:04 AM (hlMPp)

156 Exile on Main Street.

Seven Samurai.


(I just changed it to one album and one movie).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 14, 2016 12:04 AM (1xUj/)

157 So JROD scores at least a 60.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:04 AM (+xTTN)

158 I scored a 77 and Mrs. Farmer Bob a 78 (we took it yesterday when it was posted on Insty). Interestingly, our children wouldn't break into the 20s.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at April 14, 2016 12:04 AM (sqpGi)

159 I was wrong, my husband got 21 points. I misheard him.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:04 AM (egOGm)

160 But seriously, who are the jerks surveying their 50(!!!) closest neighbors.

Yeah, especially since my trashier neighborhoods were in NYC where it was rare to know one neighbor.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 14, 2016 12:05 AM (1xUj/)

161 Irongrandpa.

This is the ONT. The head is held HIGH!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 14, 2016 12:05 AM (McRlu)

162 10 Whew, the Brew Crew just won a nail biter. Always nice to see them beat the Cards - because it so rarely happens.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 13, 2016 11:10 PM (P8951)

Now if they would be so kind as to beat the Cubbies. I'm sick of their fans already ordering their World Series tickets.

The Mets are driving me nuts, getting great pitching as expected other than Matz the other night being unable to shake the rust, but they're not hitting even bad pitching right now. Every marginal pitcher looks like Kershaw against them. They've got the talent to hit, but it drives me nuts waiting for them to break out of a teamwide hitting slump. Then there's Terry Collins bullpen management for drama even when they do manage to score.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2016 12:05 AM (G3ZCw)

163 Worst part of spying on Desdemona: having to communicate in Moors' code.

Posted by: Othello at April 14, 2016 12:06 AM (Z1+Wk)

164 ..."Guess I'll keep what commenting I do here on the ONT."
-Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:02 AM (P/8aq)

You got the "gist" wrong. I read your post and I think you misinterpreted the CAPITAL LETTERS.

It was a "Drudge joke."

He writes headlines in CAPS all the time.

You missed the "intro", I.G.

Glad you're still here!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 12:06 AM (OQ9R7)

165 Guitar by Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IdEhvuNxV8

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)

166 Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:02 AM (P/8aq)

Saw that happen today. It all got kind of stupid,so I checked out. I really don't like the tribal warfare, and fight-picking.

Posted by: kraken at April 14, 2016 12:07 AM (sdxPm)

167 Worst part of spying on Desdemona: having to communicate in Moors' code.
Posted by: Othello at April 14, 2016 12:06 AM (Z1+Wk)


Is that like Moor's law where it gets twice as complicated every two years?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2016 12:07 AM (TVASf)

168 Scored a 63 on the Charles Murray test. If they had
asked about sleazy honky-tonks and sleeping on the sidewalk, I might
have bumped that up a bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2016 11:34 PM (9mTYi)

I have actually been to the Dew Drop Inn of "The Waltons" fame. It is a shit hole of a honky-tonk that we stopped at when my granddad took us up into the mountains to see the homestead where he grew up.
Even without a question about honky-tonks, I scored a 75 on that quiz.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 12:08 AM (nUJM6)

169 Here's a better neighborhood signifier:

The closest restaurant to your house is inside a gas station. And the menu was not in English.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:08 AM (+xTTN)

170 ..."The Mets are driving me nuts, getting great pitching as expected other than Matz the other night being unable to shake the rust, but they're not hitting even bad pitching right now. Every marginal pitcher looks like Kershaw against them. They've got the talent to hit, but it drives me nuts waiting for them to break out of a teamwide hitting slump. Then there's Terry Collins bullpen management for drama even when they do manage to score."
-Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2016 12:05 AM (G3ZCw)

I'd have thought you'd lived in Cleveland with that post!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 12:08 AM (OQ9R7)

171 @ 161

My head is always held high--for the reason I state each night.

I'm not butthurt, simply respect the host enough not to get into a pissing match.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:08 AM (P/8aq)

172 You're thinkin of "Daddy Don't Live..."
Not first song by far. 3rd album? Katy Lied, I think?
I'm sure Fagan wrote it.

Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 12:09 AM (Te2JU)

173 The Daywalkers want tribute of earth and water?! They'll find plenty thrown down a well!

This is the... O N T!!!!

Posted by: king leonidas at April 14, 2016 12:09 AM (3MK6t)

174 The Native American and the Neigh-tive American: Watch Warren ride to victory.

Posted by: Warren/Kerry 2016 at April 14, 2016 12:09 AM (Z1+Wk)

175 "The closest restaurant to your house is inside a gas station. And the menu was not in English."


Ummm...


Option B-Taqueria

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:10 AM (9ym/8)

176 Worst part of spying on Desdemona: having to communicate in Moors' code.
Posted by: Othello


Better than having a heart attack ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1X4FZxx6CQ

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at April 14, 2016 12:10 AM (AoK0a)

177 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)
Doesn't he do work for the defense dept? I've seen him on Red Eye.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:10 AM (egOGm)

178 Daddy Don't Live in That New York City No More

was a regular in last year's set list.

Nearly every great studio drummer has played with Steely Dan. Jim Gordon -- who wrote the second half of Layla -- played drums on the Dan's third album and brought along the son of his friend, Jeff Porcaro. Jim and Jeff played double drums on Parkers Band, when Jeff was 17 or 18. Jeff than played 9 of 10 tracks on the 4th album, Katy Lied. The 10th track was drummed by the legend of legends, Hal Blaine

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 14, 2016 12:10 AM (bQxkN)

179 Didn't find much funny on that thread, it was ( to me) juvenile when it got going.

Guess I'll keep what commenting I do here on the ONT.
Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:02 AM (P/8aq)

IG, glad your still around. Lately you have to pick and choose what threads you want to be involved in. I do. I still scroll through but any T/C fight threads I'm out. I think the horde was just blowing off steam through humor rather than fighting. Still a shit ton of good folks here.

My .0002 Zimbabwean cents.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 14, 2016 12:11 AM (hlMPp)

180 Peeks in. Is it safe? Everyone have clean undies on?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 14, 2016 12:11 AM (BYJ2T)

181 172 You're thinkin of "Daddy Don't Live..."
Not first song by far. 3rd album? Katy Lied, I think?
I'm sure Fagan wrote it.
Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 12:09 AM (Te2JU)

Thanks. That's it. I never here it on my Classic Oldies station. Go figure.....

Posted by: kraken at April 14, 2016 12:11 AM (sdxPm)

182 well fuck.

I tested as a 69

The applebies got to me

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:11 AM (92+OH)

183 56 on the bubble quiz.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 14, 2016 12:12 AM (rJUlF)

184 "Everyone have clean undies on?"


*Checks*

*Stays mum*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:12 AM (9ym/8)

185 Undies? This is the ONT.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 14, 2016 12:12 AM (3MK6t)

186 "Option B-Taqueria"

Menudo Sundays!!!

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:12 AM (+xTTN)

187 I.G.

My # 161 was a fond nod of respect to ya, sir. An acknowledgement, if you will.

And I agree with you on passing on the butthurt. I concur, the joke ran stale by the 50th comment, with scant few glimmers of the usual Moronic Brilliance sprinkled randomly about.

But really, not enough brilliance to save the thread, or the joke.

Frankly, it made Kaboom seem to be nutritious and delicious.

And now, I'm hungry.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 14, 2016 12:12 AM (McRlu)

188 It sucks when your harem goes lesbo. I need to open up a can of fundy Muslim on their ass.

Posted by: Alan Moor at April 14, 2016 12:13 AM (Z1+Wk)

189 I saw one of the baby great horned owls peeking over the nest at me this evening. The first time. It was so cute. There are parts of gophers under the nest.
Good day.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:13 AM (egOGm)

190 "The 10th track was drummed by the legend of legends, Hal Blaine"

He lives not too far away from me. Very interesting man. I think he is living humbly these days, which is likely appropriate for a man of his years.
Back in the day he was making bank like a bandit.

Posted by: navybrat at April 14, 2016 12:13 AM (8QGte)

191 After that shart thread, you people need to wear pants. for like a week. that should be sufficient

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 14, 2016 12:13 AM (BYJ2T)

192 You can figure out education level from your neighbors' professions. Mine are all professors, doctors and lawyers. One CPA.

Posted by: NCKate at April 14, 2016 12:13 AM (B7rRP)

193 CaliGirl, Wiki says it's the same guy. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 12:13 AM (ntObR)

194 "The applebies got to me"


You people and your high-falootin' national chain restaurants.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:13 AM (9ym/8)

195 here=hear.... the sleep deprivation, it burns...

Posted by: kraken at April 14, 2016 12:13 AM (sdxPm)

196 I had a 36 on the bubble-gut score.

Downgraded to a 34.

Hoping for a 32.

Beach and boat season coming up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 14, 2016 12:14 AM (hlMPp)

197 Tonight we dine in Fapplebee's!

Posted by: king leonidas at April 14, 2016 12:15 AM (3MK6t)

198 Appropriate THIS!

Bill Whittle, Firewall

Fuck Yeah!!!

https://www.billwhittle.com/firewall/appropriate

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 12:16 AM (OQ9R7)

199 Stand and deliver!

I want all of your lupins!

Posted by: dennis moore at April 14, 2016 12:16 AM (3MK6t)

200 "There are parts of gophers under the nest. "


Well, at least the owl-ettes dined well this evening.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:16 AM (9ym/8)

201 That's not a towel. That is my awesome hair.

Posted by: Alan Moor at April 14, 2016 12:17 AM (Z1+Wk)

202 Thanks Maet.

For those of you who didn't read the comments at the link - Vegan Sexuality: Challenging Heteronormative Masculinity through Meat-free Sex

Here's one: "Of course they turn to each other. No sane person has any interest in physical relations with a spindly, ricket-ridden, milky, wizened, dim-eyed, gammy-handed, limpy thing."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:17 AM (mxCgt)

203 59 points on the bubble quiz

Posted by: Zakn at April 14, 2016 12:17 AM (d2pTe)

204 The closest restaurant to your house is inside a gas station. And the menu was not in English.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:08 AM (+xTTN)

The menu was in English, but until we moved recently (to a much less gunfire-y neighborhood) the closest food establishment was inside the BP Gas Station a block away from our house. Their cook made most excellent soul food (pigs feet, pork chop sandwiches, collard greens, mac and cheese, bologna burgers and really good peach cobbler).

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 12:17 AM (nUJM6)

205 in. Is it safe? Everyone have clean undies on?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 14, 2016 12:11 AM (BYJ2T)

*bebe's peeking in to make sure of clean undies...


**going through bebe's laundry while she is distracted...



BLOG COMMENTER IS KIDDING!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 14, 2016 12:17 AM (hlMPp)

206 I don't eat out much, and we don't have any of those chain restaurants in town. Only saw two of the movies on the list.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 14, 2016 12:17 AM (rJUlF)

207 We are all Muslim.

Posted by: Michael Moor at April 14, 2016 12:18 AM (Z1+Wk)

208
Okay, brb, I gotta take that test, y'all got me curious.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:19 AM (P/8aq)

209 I got a 48 on that bubble score. To be completely honest, I'm sort of bubble elite-ass, but I'm country redneck elite. I ain't nothing like the cultural elite that runs this shit show of a country.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 14, 2016 12:19 AM (DW+jj)

210 Local Applebee's still serves the same crap.

Chili's, which was crap, revamped their menu and now is pretty good for a casual bite.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 14, 2016 12:19 AM (hlMPp)

211
Peeks in. Is it safe? Everyone have clean undies on?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 14, 2016 12:11 AM (BYJ2T)


Does no underwear count?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 14, 2016 12:19 AM (fC9RO)

212 Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, galloping through the sward,
Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, and his horse Concorde.
He steals from the rich and gives to the poor,
Mr Moore, Mr Moore, Mr Moore.
dum, dum, dum

Posted by: chorus at April 14, 2016 12:20 AM (3MK6t)

213 What does it mean when ham turns blue?

Is blue ham like the brown acid?

Posted by: Michael Moor at April 14, 2016 12:20 AM (Z1+Wk)

214 Steve,
It's been a while since I saw skunk on red eye, I got the impression he was a conservative in military matters. I think he may be good at math. Music and math are connected?

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:20 AM (egOGm)

215 The Murray test did not ask about reliance on an outhouse, familiarity with mules, or slaughtering hogs. I could'a been a contender.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:20 AM (mxCgt)

216 45 on the test. May have something to do with the fact that I don't watch TV or movies much anymore (that and not associating with blithering idjits).

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 14, 2016 12:21 AM (vBeA5)

217 It didn't help that I've never not owned a pick up, drove it to the catfish pond this past Saturday and then watched Kyle Bush win the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on the tube.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at April 14, 2016 12:21 AM (sqpGi)

218 "Chili's, which was crap, revamped their menu and now is pretty good for a casual bite."



I've had the Chili's enchiladas, a fairly new menu item. Pretty good, pretty good.

Used to like Applebee's for a decent, quick cheap steak. Haven't been (or had steak) in a long time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:21 AM (9ym/8)

219 I like that it asks if you own a Truck. I imagine some very offended effeminate lefties getting their panties bunched over that.

Oh and speaking of ownership of rethuglikkkan items, my kids had a check up today and they gave me a paper telling me that guns make my house less safe, dontchaknow.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:21 AM (+xTTN)

220 It's been a while since I saw skunk on red eye, I got the impression he was a conservative in military matters. I think he may be good at math. Music and math are connected?

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:20 AM (egOGm)


He's an expert in missle defense.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 14, 2016 12:22 AM (vBeA5)

221 I think an ONT linked that test quite awhile ago. I clearly remember the, "Have you taken part in a parade?" question that I read at Patterico's as I didn't bother taking the test (again).

Posted by: andycanuck at April 14, 2016 12:22 AM (3MK6t)

222 I have been paid to do the following in chrono order

mow lawns
change sprinkler pipes/hand lines
move wheel lines
buck hay(unpaid)
set siphon tubes
dig ditch
hoe onions
work cattle
roofer
framer
painter
grounds keeper
auto mechanic
retail sales
retail cashier
concrete worker
work in cattle slaughter house on both the kill floor and the fab room


I don't do that now, because I busted my ass for a better job


those snowflakes can suck my ass and I'm not even 50 yet



Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:23 AM (92+OH)

223 I like that it asks if you own a Truck.


If my SUV is built on a legit truck frame does that count?

I could go back and grab some more points.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 14, 2016 12:23 AM (1xUj/)

224 40

i don't know most of my neighbors and like it that way.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 14, 2016 12:23 AM (ceWrl)

225 It's the movies and restaurant chains that got me, I'm sure. I do not go to movie theaters -- cold day in hell -- and I do not go to those chain restaurants. There are the local ones with their own local flavor, thank you very much. And they ain't some snotty fancy pants joints, either.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 14, 2016 12:23 AM (DW+jj)

226 I got a bubble score of 100.

I never had a problem scoring with Bubbles.

Posted by: Michael Jackson at April 14, 2016 12:23 AM (Z1+Wk)

227 " The Murray test did not ask about reliance on an outhouse, familiarity with mules, or slaughtering hogs. I could'a been a contender."


Drinking moonshine......eating greens.....screwing your cousin........

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:23 AM (9ym/8)

228 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 14, 2016 12:19 AM (DW+jj)
So are we. My husband drives a pickup and drinks coors light. We are definitely country, I think the quiz is goofy.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:23 AM (egOGm)

229 bologna burgers... Yum.

When I was a kid we'd get a churchkey and use it to pop holes around the lower end of a coffee can. Then we'd flip the can upside down over a lit candle, fry up some bologna for sandwiches.

If you're old enough to be on my lawn you know what I am talking about.

Posted by: tbodie at April 14, 2016 12:23 AM (hQt/L)

230 >>The menu was in English, but until we moved recently (to a much less gunfire-y neighborhood) <<<


Morning coffee get together conversation started off with "how many did you hear" and "which direction did they come from".


Posted by: Ralph at April 14, 2016 12:24 AM (gjgWX)

231
The menu was in English, but until we moved recently (to a much less gunfire-y neighborhood) the closest food establishment was inside the BP Gas Station a block away from our house. Their cook made most excellent soul food (pigs feet, pork chop sandwiches, collard greens, mac and cheese, bologna burgers and really good peach cobbler).
Posted by: redbanzai
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Send me some GPS coordinates, please!
I might find myself in that area next week - do they know how to fry a chicken liver?

(BTW, a BP around the corner from me has the best soul food you've ever tasted! )

Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 12:24 AM (Te2JU)

232 Publius, we don't go to chain restaurants either. I like the hole in the wall places.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:24 AM (egOGm)

233 Uh, hell yeah that gas guzzling, Gaia killing SUV counts. Go grab you some points, Bander!

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:24 AM (+xTTN)

234 Bubbles never had no problem putting the plug back in.

Posted by: Michael Jackson at April 14, 2016 12:25 AM (Z1+Wk)

235 "i don't know most of my neighbors and like it that way."


Not to be a dick, but me too. Keep your yard mowed, your dog outta my yard, no wild parties.....we're good. I don't need to make small-talk with you or anything. My time alone is precious.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:25 AM (9ym/8)

236 211 Does no underwear count?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 14, 2016 12:19 AM

Makes mental note to never sit on Alex's sofa when he moves out here.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 14, 2016 12:26 AM (BYJ2T)

237 Yeah I'm not big on the neighborly thing either. I mean I'm pleasant. I'm just really awkward at small talk. Most of my neighbors are perfectly nice though.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:26 AM (+xTTN)

238 I don't know about Bologna burgers but we used to have fried-Bologna sandwiches as kids.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 14, 2016 12:27 AM (3MK6t)

239 I was told there'd be no underwear checks!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 14, 2016 12:27 AM (rJUlF)

240 Looks kike the Warriors will get 73 wins......impressive.

Posted by: BignJames at April 14, 2016 12:27 AM (HtUkt)

241 Send me some GPS coordinates, please!

I might find myself in that area next week - do they know how to fry a chicken liver?



(BTW, a BP around the corner from me has the best soul food you've ever tasted! )

Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 12:24 AM (Te2JU)

Sadly their fried chicken livers were not all that great. Every time I got them, they were overfried and chewy... not gizzard chewy but chewy nonetheless. BTW, they also have fried gizzards.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 12:28 AM (nUJM6)

242
I scored 57.

How come no Golden Corral? Ours here rocks.


Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:28 AM (P/8aq)

243 I imagine the bubble test author acknowledges the limitations of his test (as ever, too lazy to check).


Because people with active open minds and a bit of curiosity usually don't have to walk a mile in someone else's shoes to understand their perspective. Just a matter of thinking.


Most of the most "bubbled" people I know would score middling scores. They are bubbled because they are incurious, crippled by strong assumptions/bigotries from the outset, and marinating in nonsense and supportive crap (media, pop culture) 24 hours a day.


I don't think it's about bubbles - those are always entirely a product of an individual's own choices, predilections, abilities, habits.


And it's really about thinking, or not thinking, critically.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 12:29 AM (QDnY+)

244 My grandma used to make fried bologna for me when I was young. I miss her.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:29 AM (+xTTN)

245 Poor ace today.

Bless his shart.

PS my bubble score is 48. I'm about half bubbled, I guess.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 14, 2016 12:29 AM (gyKtp)

246 I could'a been a contender.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


How'd you like to be a cunt tender? I can't take much more of this.

Posted by: Huma Abedin at April 14, 2016 12:29 AM (Z1+Wk)

247 238

Yep, and it wasn't that fancy-schmancy Oscar Meyer bologna, either. It was the kind the meat market guy cut off a huge log of grainy mystery meat. And it was spelled "baloney" right there on the package.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 14, 2016 12:29 AM (rJUlF)

248 Penguins up on the Rangers, 1-0. They actually look like they may get out of the first round this year.

GO PENS!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2016 12:30 AM (syGA0)

249 66 on the Murray scale. Woopee, I relate to the little people!

Being raised by commonsense parents did the trick. Doing ag work at 10 keeps you real.

Hang around smokers because it triggers flashbacks. That way I don't need one... today.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 14, 2016 12:30 AM (HOB9K)

250 65 points on the quiz. Probably would have been higher if he would not have listed shitty movies and TV shows as choices. You don't need a quiz to know that people who grew up wealthy haven't experienced what non wealthy people have and vice versa. That doesn't mean that you necessarily 'live' in a bubble. I don't expect the wealthy to have experienced searching for quarters to wash their clothes but aren't aware of laundromats.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 14, 2016 12:30 AM (MNgU2)

251 That's a very touching comment, Lauren.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 14, 2016 12:30 AM (3MK6t)

252 Yep, Charles Murray's idea of things here isn't quite right. There's nothing wrong with the state of being elite. It's just that our particular brand of elites here who runs things are a bunch of raving lunatics.

You can be elite without being a snob. I have to think about it long and hard to come up with just how I'd put things and classify things.

Me, I have a contrarian streak that doesn't want to go along with the crowd. You're not going to see me anywhere near outlets of mass-market cultural rot LIV shit.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 14, 2016 12:30 AM (DW+jj)

253 Bubble quiz is poorly constructed, and scoring has such huge overlaps between categories as to be nearly meaningless.


How to make fire with a lemon. Well, lessee. You need a lemon, steel wool, 5 steel nails, wire, and 5 copper nails. Riiiight! I always have those in my pockets when I get lost in the woods. How about a Bic lighter instead?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2016 12:30 AM (UsLZp)

254 Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:23 AM (92+OH)
Here's a question. How do I keep mice out of my car engine?
It rained last week so I drove my Tahoe. I opened my hood to put the trickle charger on my car and I found this.
http://tinypic.com/r/301pzx0/9
I live on a ranch.
I don't open the hood unless I'm not going to drive the car for a while.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:31 AM (egOGm)

255 67. So much for my bubble.

Yes, I have lived in poverty,and if Obama gets his way, I will be again. When I was a kid, we lived subsistence in Alaska. Shoot a moose and catch fish and grow veggies and taters, or perish. We were just fine, thank you.

Yes, I have lived for extended periods in towns with as few as 400 people. I'm from Alaska. We do that. Wisconsin, too, for that matter. Mazomanie finally has more than 5,000 to count, but you can bet most of them are on farms.

I have wrapped packages, cleaned fish, bussed tables, waited tables, answered phones and mucked out barns for a living. Right now I make soap, in a tiny factory, and yes, everything hurts. That's why God made weekends.

I also have a Master's Degree and an architectural license, some of my friends have Doctorates, some drive trucks, one hauls trash, and such.

I think that survey is a pile of horse manure, something I'm sure the author of said survey has never shoveled a day in his life.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:31 AM (+YMhA)

256 CaliGirl, I know that supposedly math and music are related in the brain.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 12:31 AM (ntObR)

257 My grandma used to make fried bologna for me when I was young. I miss her.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:29 AM (+xTTN)

It is amazing how hooked to our memories food can be.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 12:31 AM (nUJM6)

258 If you're into music there are some recent documentaries that are fun and insightful. They've been on Netflix and may still be.

One is on the Muscle Schoals AL studio and their house band. The first thing they recorded was a song sung by a sharecropper's son who lived down the road, Percy Sledge. Aretha Franklin made her name here. These guys got a bit of pay, but no fame. Except Duane Allman. Hearing Wilson Pickett's cover of Hey Jude over in England, Eric Clapton went on a mission to find the guy who did the outro guitar lead. He expected to find an old black guy.

Another is on LA's Wrecking Crew, where Hal Blaine was the #1 drummer. They were Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and then did more. These guys got pay, most got no fame, but a few broke out on their own. Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Sonny & Cher.

Standing in the Shadows of Motown is about Motown's house band, the Funk Brothers. These guys got no money and no fame. Bass player James Jamerson may be the best of all time, and hardly anyone know his name.

It's amazing how much these three groups of musicians influenced all of our popular music in the 1960s and 1970s.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 14, 2016 12:32 AM (bQxkN)

259 I started mowing lawn for cash in the 5th grade.

mowed for 2 years then moved up to irragating.......

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:32 AM (92+OH)

260 And how you had to cut little nicks in the edges or it would fold up onto/into itself as it contracted during the frying.

Mmm. Fried.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 14, 2016 12:32 AM (3MK6t)

261 Do these minorities in blue jeans, (Levi Strauss), ever think about using the electricity, (Thomas Edison), that we tanning-salon patrons have produced?

They can't do that or wear that because SJW Rulez!.

Microwave ovens, (Percy Spencer), should be off-limits. Smart phones, (Steve Jobs), are appropriating White Culture.

White males invented the internet. They invented Facebook and Twitter.

Immunization and Pasteurization, as well as most antiseptics should not be available to Those Who Refuse To Invent.

Not my words...

Bill Whittle says it much better than I:

https://www.billwhittle.com/firewall/appropriate

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 12:32 AM (OQ9R7)

262 I don't open the hood unless I'm not going to drive the car for a while.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:31 AM (egOGm)

Dryer sheets. It works in the camper, which we fold up and put away for the winter. I got tired of having to replace mouse-pissed-upon cushions, so now I load the floor with dryer sheets before we put it away. Works like a charm.

I guess they don't like to get all fluffy and static free.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:32 AM (+YMhA)

263 "And it was spelled "baloney" right there on the package."



I'm sure it was a fine cut of meat. Don't mind the eyelashes and hoof chunks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:32 AM (9ym/8)

264 Gunfire: I'm delighted that, occasionally, depending on atmospherics/acoustic conditions, I can hear gunfire. M240s and M2s, at the USMC range a few miles away. In a comfortable suburb of a major coastal city. I'm sure more idiots, er, people around this area would be upset if they even knew what they were hearing. Heh.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 12:33 AM (QDnY+)

265 I got a 60 on the test.
They probably gave me serious points for checking Waffle House with enthusiasm.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 14, 2016 12:33 AM (T/5A0)

266 @Lauren- I score a 60? So thats the highest score on the Dumbshit Scale?

Posted by: JROD at April 14, 2016 12:33 AM (wnwJC)

267 Eat Moor Chicken

Posted by: Hal L. Chicken at April 14, 2016 12:33 AM (Z1+Wk)

268 242
I scored 57.

How come no Golden Corral? Ours here rocks.


Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:28 AM (P/8aq)

Haven't been to a local one but there was one by Kings Dominion back in the day that was really good (for a buffet.)

Now we only have Old Country Buffet.

No thanks.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 14, 2016 12:33 AM (hlMPp)

269 I filled it out again, answering for my kids and they got less than 10. From 76 for me, to 6 for them. That's depressing.

Posted by: gm at April 14, 2016 12:33 AM (K0tm3)

270 Thanks guys, it's sad to think of the things that always were, but aren't now.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:34 AM (+xTTN)

271 OK CaliGirl, I apologize, but would again like to pick your brain for some travel intel (as you know central coast is my favorite nearby travel destination).


You mentioned hole-in-the-wall places.


Any Mexican places in that category in your area that come to mind? ("your area" encompassing northern SB county and southern SLO county)

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

272 "It is amazing how hooked to our memories food can be."


It is. Had a lot of balogna sammiches for lunch as a kid and I can remember the way the tasted. But it seems like none of the balogna I can but today tastes like it did back then.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:35 AM (9ym/8)

273 "Lauren- I score a 60? So thats the highest score on the Dumbshit Scale?"

No I think you can get up to 100? I'm not sure about that though.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:35 AM (+xTTN)

274 235 "i don't know most of my neighbors and like it that way."
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Not to be a dick, but me too. Keep your yard mowed, your dog outta my yard, no wild parties.....we're good. I don't need to make small-talk with you or anything. My time alone is precious.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
---------------------

I'm the exact opposite.
I have been in, under, on top of or in the attic of 70% of the houses on my block.


Keep your friends close...

Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 12:36 AM (Te2JU)

275 In a comfortable suburb of a major coastal city. I'm sure more idiots, er, people around this area would be upset if they even knew what they were hearing. Heh.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 12:33 AM (QDnY+)

Every day at 5:00 sharp, we in Anchorage get to hear the National Anthem and then taps, courtesy of Joint Base Elmendorf-Ft. Richardson. It is a lovely sound.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:36 AM (+YMhA)

276 >>>the test.
They probably gave me serious points for checking Waffle House with enthusiasm.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 14, 2016 12:33 AM (T/5A0)>>>

I forgot to even include Waffle House. We don't have any around here, but when we went cross country last a few months back, hit it several times.

Posted by: gm at April 14, 2016 12:36 AM (K0tm3)

277 As I mentioned earlier toady, NC HB2 continues to pay unexpected dividends. Michael Moore is refusing to show his films in NC.

I suppose that we will just have to deal with the consequent devastation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:36 AM (mxCgt)

278 Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2016 12:30 AM (syGA0)


They are peaking at the right time.

Posted by: garrett at April 14, 2016 12:36 AM (xUVR8)

279 For his 10th birthday, the boy got a new bowling ball and asked to go to Golden Corral.


We called it the Redneck birthday.


He loved it from end to end.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:37 AM (+YMhA)

280 "Keep your friends close..."


I do. It's that just none of them happen to be neighbors.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:37 AM (9ym/8)

281
Something to watch in Saratoga Springs, they passed an ordinance requiring all firearms be kept under lock and key when not being used.

No more gun on the nightstand or shotgun near the bed. Has to be secured.

No mention on how they plan to verify that.

It stems from a kid finding a loaded handgun with predictable results. No evidence the parent ever taught the kid about gun safety.

So the creeping cancer that is the left managed to get a ridiculous ordinance enacted. Our fishwrap is orgasmic about it, and wants the same for our county.



Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:37 AM (P/8aq)

282 @Lauren-Well according to my scale, yes, I'm pegged at 100.

Posted by: JROD at April 14, 2016 12:37 AM (wnwJC)

283 277 'toady'? today

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:37 AM (mxCgt)

284 "Eat Moor Chicken"
-Posted by: Hal L. Chicken at April 14, 2016 12:33 AM (Z1+Wk)

The Moors changed the bloodline of Sicilians forever!

Heh?

...yeah.

*gets shot in head*

Worth It.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 12:37 AM (OQ9R7)

285 I got a 62 on the quiz.
Interesting.

Posted by: navybrat at April 14, 2016 12:38 AM (8QGte)

286
Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:31 AM (+YMhA)

Yeah, the quiz was rigged. But I like to see how they see me.

"Did every part of your body hurt?"

Well yes....but I didn't go through the hell of cleaning a cereal bowl.

Fuckers never worked a day in their life and they want to cast aspersions. Fuck them. Fuck that grinned up quiz.


Gin?!?

-Hillary!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 14, 2016 12:38 AM (hlMPp)

287 Hawks played a great game, tonight and lost on an ugly goal in OT.

Posted by: garrett at April 14, 2016 12:38 AM (xUVR8)

288 So the creeping cancer that is the left managed to get a ridiculous ordinance enacted. Our fishwrap is orgasmic about it, and wants the same for our county.



Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:37 AM (P/8aq)

That's easy. Always keep it on hand, and always be prepared to use it. You can explain that when you point it directly at the leftist asshat who feels the need to ring your doorbell to tell you to lock it up.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:39 AM (+YMhA)

289 And how you had to cut little nicks in the edges or it would fold up onto/into itself as it contracted during the frying.



Mmm. Fried.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 14, 2016 12:32 AM (3MK6t)

Bologna burgers are really thick cut (about 1/2 inch) so they don't curl up. My grandma used to make us fried bologna using the thinner stuff though. She made no attempt to make it not pop up and called it bologna hats... we loved them

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 12:39 AM (nUJM6)

290 You know, if I gave a shit about the NBA I might feel something about Kobe playing his last game. But, I don't give a shit about the NBA, so...........

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2016 12:40 AM (syGA0)

291 "No more gun on the nightstand or shotgun near the bed. Has to be secured.

No mention on how they plan to verify that.

It stems from a kid finding a loaded handgun with predictable results."


I think it would be that. Kid shoots self/someone else.....not "secured" and whammo. Also if the cops are called to your house and find an un-locked firearm in the open. Whammo again.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:40 AM (9ym/8)

292 Wow - ANOTHER use for dryer sheets.


Used ones (only used, not new) are simply magic in the tumblers used to clean brass for reloading ammunition. Absorb suppress the dust and absorb the carbon/lead residues, like magic.


Walnut shell "lizard litter" from the pet store, used dryer sheets, mineral spirits, liquid car wax - and beautiful shiny brass (with even a hint of wax that makes resizing easier - though for rifle you add lube to each case at the press).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 12:40 AM (QDnY+)

293 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 12:37 AM (OQ9R7)

eggplant?

Posted by: BignJames at April 14, 2016 12:40 AM (HtUkt)

294 I don't go to Golden Corral because I can't trust any restaurant that wants to sell me a steak dinner for 2.99. Are they buying all the expired meat from the super markets or what?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 14, 2016 12:41 AM (MNgU2)

295 With my cooking, I've learned not worry what it looks like. It's what it tastes like that matters... epiphany!

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 14, 2016 12:41 AM (DW+jj)

296 Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:32 AM (+YMhA)
A rat chewed the wires on a new hauling truck we parked here over the winter, $4,000 worth of damage. The guy at the dealership found the rat. I saw the pic. It was huge.
Last week, they chewed the wires to the battery in the riding mower. I have a live trap trying to catch that one.
Do I put the dryer sheets in the engine compartment?

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:41 AM (egOGm)

297 GENEALOGIST DISCOVERS MICHAEL MOORE TO BE NEXT IN LINE AS PRINCE OF WHALES.

Posted by: Roethlisberger News Network at April 14, 2016 12:42 AM (Z1+Wk)

298 295 With my cooking, I've learned not worry what it looks like. It's what it tastes like that matters... epiphany!
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 14, 2016 12:41 AM (DW+jj)

My mother's invaluable advice: Bake whatever you want to. If it fails, dump it over ice cream and claim that's what it's supposed to be. Works every damned time.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:42 AM (+YMhA)

299 Bologna burgers are really thick cut (about 1/2 inch) so they don't curl up. My grandma used to make us fried bologna using the thinner stuff though. She made no attempt to make it not pop up and called it bologna hats... we loved them
Posted by: redbanzai
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See? We need to make up our own quiz: "Have you ever eaten fried bologna?" That would be worth at least 10 points.

I would add: "Have you ever slopped hogs?" Hell, that would be an easy 10 pointer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:42 AM (mxCgt)

300 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 14, 2016 12:41 AM (MNgU2)

roadkill

Posted by: BignJames at April 14, 2016 12:43 AM (HtUkt)

301 Haha, suck it hackers, you'll waste time putting those 15 other passwords in before you get me!

Posted by: Rbastid at April 14, 2016 12:43 AM (SSvAG)

302 "Are they buying all the expired meat from the super markets or what?"


Like my steaks well-done. Burnt up. Watching a cooking show I learned restys save the worst/oldest cuts for "well-done" orders.

Oh well, that's the way I like it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:43 AM (9ym/8)

303 I'm a 53. Not sure what my utter disinterest in TV did for/against me.

And I've been advocating Steely Dan's "Barrytown" as the theme song for the Obama years for quite a while. So what if it was recorded iin the '70's?

Posted by: filbert at April 14, 2016 12:43 AM (s5o+q)

304 Do I put the dryer sheets in the engine compartment?
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:41 AM (egOGm)

I'd put 'em anywhere you think a rodent might gain access. I suppose you could use duct tape or something to keep them there.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:43 AM (+YMhA)

305 254
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:31 AM (egOGm)

with out knowing all the details....mouse traps and poison

do you park in a garage, with a door that can shut?

or do you park outside?

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:43 AM (92+OH)

306 I made myself a fried bologna sandwich just a few days ago. But because I'm a hick snob, I only buy OM beef bologna.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 14, 2016 12:44 AM (gyKtp)

307 270 Thanks guys, it's sad to think of the things that always were, but aren't now.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:34 AM (+xTTN)

Easier to not think about the past. Does no good.

Besides, just think, in a matter of months, we'll all look back at this time with fondness.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 12:44 AM (rlfds)

308 it helps that i have a gator gate and enough land in between adjacent property lines no one can get close.

when i was growing up this valley was so quiet my pop's voice would echo when he'd yell at me. and if the horses got out at night i'd hear their clip clopping on the street and have to go catch a lead horse.

not anymore.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 14, 2016 12:45 AM (ceWrl)

309 Got a 50, but we don't eat out much (and they didn't list Silver Diner!), got out to movies, or watch much TV. Some of the questions were maybe--I wore a uniform for a volunteer job, how does that count?

Posted by: Lirio100 at April 14, 2016 12:45 AM (WY8ka)

310 "I would add: "Have you ever slopped hogs?" Hell, that would be an easy 10 pointer."

Please, allow me.


-Castrated a bull calf.

-Replaced a hydraulic hose.

-Operated a reloading press.

-Bowled a deer head.

-Played high school football.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:45 AM (9ym/8)

311 I would add: "Have you ever slopped hogs?" Hell, that would be an easy 10 pointer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:42 AM (mxCgt)

Also a good question, how many Waylon Jennings/Merle Haggard/George Jones songs do you know?

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 12:45 AM (nUJM6)

312 See? We need to make up our own quiz: "Have you ever eaten fried bologna?" That would be worth at least 10 points.


The Krauts have a thing called Leberkaese, sometimes sold as veal loaf, which is very much like bologna except you slice it much thicker. Fried with fried eggs it's an awesome breakfast.

Interesting that someone upthread took the test on behalf of their kids. I did too, and it was depressing.

When my father's family had chicken for dinner it meant Mom went out back and killed one. I've murdered some waterfowl and the occasional grouse. My kids think chicken comes from cellophane.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 14, 2016 12:46 AM (1xUj/)

313 "Boiled"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:46 AM (9ym/8)

314 - Sharted Yourself and told the entire Internet.

Posted by: garrett at April 14, 2016 12:46 AM (xUVR8)

315 Fried bologna sammiches?

Simple. Cut the slices as they fry with the spatula - just one radius - so it looks like a Pac-Man as it cooks. No bubbling.
Then mustard & a piece of cheese. Served on racist white bread, of course.

Damn, now I want a sammich...

Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (Te2JU)

316 so what component of a used or new dryer sheet deters rodents?


Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (92+OH)

317
-Bowled a deer head.

I wouldn't think it would make it all the way down the alley.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (FkBIv)

318 Haha my fried bologna was also of the hat variety.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (+xTTN)

319 281
Something to watch in Saratoga Springs, they passed an ordinance requiring all firearms be kept under lock and key when not being used.

No more gun on the nightstand or shotgun near the bed. Has to be secured.

No mention on how they plan to verify that.

It stems from a kid finding a loaded handgun with predictable results. No evidence the parent ever taught the kid about gun safety.

So the creeping cancer that is the left managed to get a ridiculous ordinance enacted. Our fishwrap is orgasmic about it, and wants the same for our county.



Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:37 AM (P/8aq)


Fun project: replace every mention of firearns in the ordinance with a reference to news reporting. Submit for obvious approval. Watch hilarity ensue.

Posted by: filbert at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (s5o+q)

320 Have you ever changed your own tires when you got a flat?

I am thinking about .001% of us have done that.
I don't even do it anymore but I've done it about a dozen times over the years.

Posted by: navybrat at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (8QGte)

321 Time for the old folk. Should be able to wrap the lawn work up tomorrow. Then we can fish.


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

Celebrate our country.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (P/8aq)

322 -Bowled a deer head.

-Played high school football.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:45 AM (9ym/

Gutted and quartered a moose?

Cleaned more than 20 salmon at a time?

Grown and stored your own potatoes for the year?

Washed clothes in a five-gallon bucket and hung them outdoors to freeze and dry?

Canned your own veggies, jam, pickles and smoked fish?

Or, for you Lower 48ers, eaten something for dinner that was alive and moving earlier in the day?

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:48 AM (+YMhA)

323 wow
I didn't mean to rural card everyone.

just f*ck with the snowflakes

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:49 AM (92+OH)

324 Another question... do you know what scrapple is and have you ever eaten it?



My answer would be yes and sliced and fried on white toast with mustard.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 12:49 AM (nUJM6)

325 Rhomboid,
I like la simpatia in Guadalupe. They have a bar too. Good food. Also in Guadalupe I like Guadalupe restaraunt. They deep fry thick bacon for breakfast.
Charlies in Los Alamos is a burger joint, but they make really good tacos and chili rellanos and chili verde but it's red.
Not really a hole in the wall but it's good is industrial eats in buellton.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:49 AM (egOGm)

326 Like I said in my first comment on it, I imagine the author of the bubble test realizes it's a crude instrument.


Most importantly, it's absolutely not the case that one has to score high on the test to understand and sympathize with the actual important problems facing the high-scorers, and support policies to address them. Of course most low-scorers don't - but that's because they're incurious, lazy, attached to their bigotries and tribal myths, or (increasingly, though still a small group) making bank on the problems (think "green energy" employee/investor vs. real energy worker/investor).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 12:50 AM (QDnY+)

327 I'm sure there's a little "people of wal-mart" derision to this, but it does help illustrate cultural differences. When the brothers of de la salle recommended my father attend college, my grandmother scoffed-"we" didn't do that, and besides, dad had a good job boxing undershirts at the Munsingwear plant. He ran away to enlist in the Navy, but his just as brilliant brother worked his whole life in the sewers of St. Paul, cause it was a good, stable, city job.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at April 14, 2016 12:50 AM (sqpGi)

328 Like my steaks well-done. Burnt up. Watching a cooking show I learned restys save the worst/oldest cuts for "well-done" orders.

Oh well, that's the way I like it.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
-------------

You're in luck!
We have a local guy named Chemchef that has a recipe for you...

Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 12:50 AM (Te2JU)

329 > seems like none of the balogna I can but today tastes like it did back then.

Fry up onions and balogney in bacon grease, serve on toasted slabs of homemade bread.

Posted by: Ti at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (mL2BD)

330 I know Scrapple.

I won't eat it.

Posted by: garrett at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (xUVR8)

331 First episode of "Haifuri".

In the future most of the contitents have sunk (I think). A naval ship on it's first voyage with a new crew is going on a training mission and attacked by another ship from the same training mission. The ship that was attacked managed to damage the attacking ship and escape, but now for some reason their ship is being reported sa being taken over...

Also, the crews of all vessels are cute high school girls...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (vBeA5)

332
Shooed the chickens off the porch?
Relied on water from a hand pump?
Operated a tractor? (I'm still giving bonus for using mules)

Bonus - Picked tobacco, corn, cotton, or dug peanuts?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (mxCgt)

333 ..."Besides, just think, in a matter of months, we'll all look back at this time with fondness.
-Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 12:44 AM (rlfds)

Scarily presceint. I'll buy that for whatever you're charging for a Wallet-Sized Photo of today.

I've saved $1.75 and will add the $5.00 Postage and Handling.

Br nice. I'm an internet virgin.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (OQ9R7)

334 316 so what component of a used or new dryer sheet deters rodents?


Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (92+OH)

For our popup camper, I put in about 20, but that's because there are so many places the little fuckers can get in, and it has to last all winter.

I would think that once you identify the places they can get access, and put one at each point, you should be fine. Just make sure they can't get ignited by the, um, ignition.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (+YMhA)

335 "Washed clothes in a five-gallon bucket and hung them outdoors to freeze and dry? "


I forget, tcn, what planet are you from?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (9ym/8)

336 Damn. Golden State did it.

73.

Posted by: garrett at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (xUVR8)

337 Remember the UK Prime minister in a bit of hot water about an offshore company that he actually paid all the taxes on?

Well, his Labor opponent opened his tax returns up as part of the pressure on Cameron.

Turns out Mr. Socialist didn't report 3 different pensions on his tax return.

Posted by: sexypig at April 14, 2016 12:52 AM (dZQh7)

338 I have to admit I hated to go on spring break with my rich friends because money was no object to them and I had to watch what I spent so I wouldn't starve after the first day.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 14, 2016 12:53 AM (MNgU2)

339 Kobe's wife has an impressive rack. They jiggle nicely. Kobe has scored 55 points. Too bad I hate the Lakers.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2016 12:53 AM (syGA0)

340 294.

Guess you haven't been to Golden Corral for a while. Last time my son and I went for dinner there, it cost me around $20 per person.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 14, 2016 12:53 AM (rJUlF)

341 "Shooed the chickens off the porch?
Relied on water from a hand pump?
Operated a tractor? (I'm still giving bonus for using mules)

Bonus - Picked tobacco, corn, cotton"

Oh I've never picked cotton, but my mama did and my uncle did and their brother died younnng

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:53 AM (+xTTN)

342 My answer would be yes and sliced and fried on white toast with mustard.
Posted by: redbanzai
----------

Ah. You've brought to mind another question:
"Drank clear liquor from a jar?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:53 AM (mxCgt)

343 Heh Slap.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 12:54 AM (rlfds)

344 -casterated a calf

knife or band?



-played HS football

on a winning or a loosing team?

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:54 AM (92+OH)

345 CaliGirl, gracias! I've actually eaten at a decent Mexican place in Buellton (east of the 101, in that shopping mall on the south side).


Guadalupe, of course! Should have guessed.


Yeah - Los Alamos is now a "thing" with food, based on what I read. Funny, I've stopped there for gas many times.


Will note your intel in my travel info.


Of course Jocko's is already on the list for the non-cheap dinner night (hope it doesn't change due to ownership, or am I thinking of someplace else?). And it's hard not to hit Hitching Post #1 when we're in the area.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 12:54 AM (QDnY+)

346 68 bubble people, though I feel like a fool for doing it

Posted by: Jean at April 14, 2016 12:54 AM (cXiMR)

347 I forget, tcn, what planet are you from?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (9ym/

It works really well! You get the bucket with a lid, and cut a hole in the lid, and put a CLEAN toilet plunger through that hole. Clothes, soap and water in, a few swishes with the plunger, pour out the water, add rinse water, you get the idea.

We had no electricity, so we hung clothes out to dry. In the winter. It worked like a charm, so long as you brought them inside before you tried to fold them.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:55 AM (+YMhA)

348 hi all
I actually had a great day today, hope everyone else did too
scored a 36 on the quiz, guess that makes me only kinda-bubbly?
anyway I can't stay up too late tonight, so just wanted to check in

Posted by: chemjeff at April 14, 2016 12:55 AM (uZNvH)

349 Jake,
My car is in the garage. I use glue traps, snap traps and bait stations. I haven't filled the T's because the Owls have babies and I'm trying not to use as much poison.
I'm thinking about making a bucket mouse trap.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:55 AM (egOGm)

350 rhomboid, there's someplace to eat in Buellton *besides* Andersen's Pea Soup?!?!?!?!?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 12:55 AM (ntObR)

351 "knife or band?

Knife.

on a winning or a loosing team?

.500


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:55 AM (9ym/8)

352 actually I think it was the fapplebee's question on the quiz that put me over the edge

Posted by: chemjeff at April 14, 2016 12:55 AM (uZNvH)

353 Don't need no test to tell me I don't live in bubble.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 12:56 AM (rlfds)

354 >>>280 "Keep your friends close..."

CA
not many nice people here.

except for neighbor paul.
today he came and tractored just because.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 14, 2016 12:56 AM (ceWrl)

355 How I. The world did the guy who eats Applebee's 5 nights a week get a 36?!?

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:56 AM (+xTTN)

356 so what component of a used or new dryer sheet deters rodents?


Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (92+OH)


Plutonium.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2016 12:57 AM (UsLZp)

357 Ah. You've brought to mind another question:

"Drank clear liquor from a jar?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:53 AM (mxCgt)

I have drunk moonshine from a relative's illegal still... do I get extra point for the middle finger to the revenuers?

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 12:57 AM (nUJM6)

358 334
Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 12:51 AM (+YMhA)


so the dryer sheets plug entry points like you can with steel wool?


I'm obviously not getting this

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:57 AM (92+OH)

359 >do you know what scrapple is and have you ever eaten it?

Yes - it's everything but the squeal. Makes a good addition when fried and crumbled over potato'n egg hash.

Posted by: Ti at April 14, 2016 12:57 AM (mL2BD)

360
Don't need no test to tell me I don't live in bubble.


umm.... Raiders?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 14, 2016 12:57 AM (uZNvH)

361 Income taxes corrupt every thing they touch and they touch everything.

Posted by: eman at April 14, 2016 12:57 AM (MQEz6)

362 I have OCD so I live in a soap bubble.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

363 Oh I've never picked cotton, but my mama did and my uncle did and their brother died younnng

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:53 AM (+xTTN)

Never liked that song.

Posted by: BignJames at April 14, 2016 12:57 AM (HtUkt)

364 Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his last game. I guess thats ok. Still hate the Lakers and all those wretched celebs.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2016 12:58 AM (syGA0)

365 Oh I've never picked cotton, but my mama did and my uncle did and their brother died younnng
Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:53 AM (+xTTN)

(slow clap)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 14, 2016 12:59 AM (rJUlF)

366 A Republic lasts longer if it has no capital.

Posted by: eman at April 14, 2016 12:59 AM (MQEz6)

367 For everyone who took the bubble survey...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRuCPS_-_IA

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 12:59 AM (ntObR)

368 . do I get extra point for the middle finger to the revenuers?
Posted by: redbanzai
------------

Depends... was there jail time involved? Gunfire? Both worth +10 points each.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:59 AM (mxCgt)

369 "We had no electricity, so we hung clothes out to dry. "

I believe that. Watch those Alaska shows. Fantastic cabins. Chemical toilets and grey water systems. Backup out-houses. Make boat/snow-machine trips for water.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:59 AM (9ym/8)

370 "Never liked that song."

Yeah it's like WTF, dude? You think you're better than your cotton pickin' kin because you became a criminal instead?

Screw you.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 12:59 AM (+xTTN)

371 I live near a bubble and peak inside and wave.

Posted by: eman at April 14, 2016 12:59 AM (MQEz6)

372 "Don't need no test to tell me I don't live in bubble."
-Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 12:56 AM (rlfds)

*Heh*

"Is this a drill, or is it Real World?"

-This is Real World.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:00 AM (OQ9R7)

373 How so, chemjeff?

How does being a fan equate to living in a bubble?

At least I can cook.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 01:00 AM (rlfds)

374 Ah. You've brought to mind another question:
"Drank clear liquor from a jar?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:53 AM (mxCgt)


Done that. Not that long ago, either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2016 01:00 AM (UsLZp)

375 Castrated a calf?

Shooed the chickens off the porch?

Luxury!

Posted by: A Yorkshireman's Hat at April 14, 2016 01:01 AM (vBeA5)

376 364 Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his last game. I guess thats ok. Still hate the Lakers and all those wretched celebs.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2016 12:58 AM (syGA0)

The NBA is nothing but thug ball, since the sainted Michael got to use three steps to the basket.

It ain't basketball anymore.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 01:01 AM (+YMhA)

377
356 so what component of a used or new dryer sheet deters rodents?


Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 12:47 AM (92+OH


What in crayons attracts them.

Posted by: Jean at April 14, 2016 01:01 AM (cXiMR)

378 I take enough tests for school.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 01:01 AM (rlfds)

379 qdp - not sure if the restaurant still is there (wow, memory/attention issues, I guess), but I stayed at the Andersen's hotel a few years ago. Was great - cheap, jacuzzi was right out back. Nice diner across the street, ate breakfast there.


The Mexican place is not "hole in the wall" aesthetically, just authentic and pretty good. Also not far from Andersen's.


Speaking of Andersen's - not sure if "any relation", because the abundance of Danish sorts in those parts, but Andersen's restaurant/deli on State St. in SB is outstanding. Usually stop there on the drive north for lunch.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:01 AM (QDnY+)

380 -This is Real World.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:00 AM (OQ9R7)

Is this the Real Life?
Is this just Fantasy?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 14, 2016 01:01 AM (rJUlF)

381 " A Republic lasts longer if it has no capital."

I think you may something here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:01 AM (9ym/8)

382 Rhomboid,
Some recommendations for Los Alamos are bell street cafe. Exspensive but so good. Pork sandwich and the meatloaf sandwich are really good.
Flatbreads is another exspensive one but really good.
Flatbreads is only open Thurs - Sunday, no lunch
Bell street is open Thursday-Monday, no dinner. Made yelps top 100 restaurants.
I like dos Carlitos in Santa ynez, Red Barn, Santa ynez,
Santa ynez kitchen. All exspensive.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:02 AM (egOGm)

383 Depends... was there jail time involved? Gunfire? Both worth +10 points each.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 12:59 AM (mxCgt)

LOL... not for me personally but several of my granddad's people spent time in jail for moonshining.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 01:02 AM (nUJM6)

384 "
Also a good question, how many Waylon Jennings/Merle Haggard/George Jones songs do you know?"

All of them.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 01:02 AM (+xTTN)

385 Make boat/snow-machine trips for water.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 12:59 AM (9ym/

We had a well, hand pump, under the house so it stayed thawed.

We had an outhouse. No chemical toilets or incinerators, either. Nasty things, those. Who wants a bunch of poop ashes to clean up?

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 01:02 AM (+YMhA)

386 "Done that. Not that long ago, either."

Do tell.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:02 AM (9ym/8)

387 Done that. Not that long ago, either.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------

I, on the other hand, know nothing about it.

BTW, did you catch the link to the Land Rover on the last thread?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 01:03 AM (mxCgt)

388 Also a good question, how many Waylon Jennings/Merle Haggard/George Jones songs do you know?"



All of them.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 01:02 AM (+xTTN)

Lauren, you are my kind of people.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 01:03 AM (nUJM6)

389 384 "
Also a good question, how many Waylon Jennings/Merle Haggard/George Jones songs do you know?"

All of them.
Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 01:02 AM (+xTTN)

Plus Johnny Cash and George Strait, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline....

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 01:03 AM (+YMhA)

390 Kobe (sometimes) attends my sister's church in Orange County. Think his wife is a more regular attendee.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:03 AM (QDnY+)

391 I listen to BOTH kinds of music.

Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 01:04 AM (Te2JU)

392 rhomboid, I'd guess the restaurant is still there. It's world-famous.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 01:04 AM (ntObR)

393 "We had a well, hand pump, under the house so it stayed thawed. "



Interesting. I haven't seen anything about that. I can see it staying sway if the house is well heated.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:04 AM (9ym/8)

394
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 01:00 AM (rlfds)

I meant, as a joke, belonging to the Raiders fan club as your "bubble"

Posted by: chemjeff at April 14, 2016 01:04 AM (uZNvH)

395 I listen to BOTH kinds of music.

Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 01:04 AM (Te2JU)


Country AND Western

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 01:04 AM (nUJM6)

396 Then again, poop ashes might be nicer to clean up than Ace's underpants today, now that I think of it. And wish I hadn't.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 01:05 AM (+YMhA)

397 All of them.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 01:02 AM (+xTTN)

Mama tried to raise me better.

Posted by: BignJames at April 14, 2016 01:05 AM (HtUkt)

398 Rhomboid,
Right across from pea soup is a great breakfast place, Ellen's pancake? Good breakfast.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:05 AM (egOGm)

399 >>I'm thinking about making a bucket mouse trap.


Never fail. Bucket, hanger, Coke Can, Stick and some peanut butter...and anti-freeze.

Posted by: garrett at April 14, 2016 01:05 AM (xUVR8)

400 O / T

Just watched the Jimmie Johns Sub sandwich commercial with the hispanic family. As usual, Daddy gets no respect until he delivers the goodies, in this case, delivery food. Daddy also looks like an overweight schlub that manages a chain store or CarMax.

At the end, the wife winks at the delivery guy, who compared to daddy looks pretty buff and manly. He smiles back. So, in the imaginary backstory, is she schtupping the JJ delivery dude?

Posted by: rd at April 14, 2016 01:06 AM (v0YLX)

401 Kobe (sometimes) attends my sister's church in Orange County.

Wonder how many people here know, Robert Schuller's family had to sell the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove a few years ago.

Supposedly it's now a Catholic church but not sure of the name.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 01:06 AM (ntObR)

402 and anti-freeze.
Posted by: garrett at April 14, 2016 01:05 AM (xUVR

But use water if you have dogs that can get to that bucket, please.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 01:06 AM (+YMhA)

403 Mama tried to raise me better.


Posted by: BignJames at April 14, 2016 01:05 AM (HtUkt)

But her pleading I denied.
That leaves only me to blame

Cause mama tried.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 01:06 AM (nUJM6)

404 "Mama tried to raise me better."

So, uh, you did 20 years in prison doing Life without parole?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:06 AM (9ym/8)

405 "The NBA is nothing but thug ball, since the sainted Michael got to use three steps to the basket.
-It ain't basketball anymore.
"
-Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 01:01 AM (+YMhA)

You were where during the late Eighties to early Nineties???

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:06 AM (OQ9R7)

406 "Lauren, you are my kind of people."

Our dog's name is Waylon. He's an outlaw pup.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 01:07 AM (+xTTN)

407 I was never much of an NBA fan anyway. I only watch it at work now because there all NBA fans here. He had a great game tonight (60 points) and his wife has impressive assets. I also want to kick George Lopez in the nads. What a douche.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2016 01:07 AM (syGA0)

408 Sorry chem, a little cranky with a head cold.

Think I'll turn in.

Y'all have fun with your bubbles.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 01:07 AM (rlfds)

409 Our dog's name is Waylon. He's an outlaw pup.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 01:07 AM (+xTTN)

I love it

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 01:07 AM (nUJM6)

410 good night SMFH hope you are feeling better in the morning

Posted by: chemjeff at April 14, 2016 01:08 AM (uZNvH)

411 401: Didn't Robert Schuller die?

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2016 01:08 AM (syGA0)

412 I doubt it, chem, but thanks.

G'night.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 14, 2016 01:09 AM (rlfds)

413 Ever since Ace's mind regressed to its present psychotic state I've activated AdBlock for this site and so should you. Do not allow Ace's handlers to rob him blind while the wrecked delusional man recovers his faculties.

A clean page and clean morals equal Win-Win!

Posted by: Yngvar at April 14, 2016 01:09 AM (bDKvH)

414 Additional thanks, CaliGirl. And yes, note how many places are "expensive" - thus my hole-in-the wall curiosity.


You probably already know, if you care, but up in Paso, east side, there is a great little Mexican store/deli. Of course I can't remember the name, but Yelp would find it easily.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:09 AM (QDnY+)

415 So, uh, you did 20 years in prison doing Life without parole?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:06 AM (9ym/

What?

Posted by: PrezHillary at April 14, 2016 01:09 AM (HtUkt)

416 Night, SMFH.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 01:09 AM (+xTTN)

417 G'Night, SMFH.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:10 AM (OQ9R7)

418 Puddleglum, he passed just last year, yes.

In Artesia in fact, which isn't far from me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 01:10 AM (ntObR)

419 If we farted in our airtight mermaid suits we lived with a bubble. Walt was a hound but nice.

Posted by: Disney Mermaid 69 at April 14, 2016 01:10 AM (gwG9s)

Posted by: BignJames at April 14, 2016 01:11 AM (HtUkt)

421 You were where during the late Eighties to early Nineties???
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:06 AM (OQ9R7)

Watching baseball and hockey.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 01:11 AM (+YMhA)

422 That's what I said.

Posted by: BignJames at April 14, 2016 01:11 AM (HtUkt)

423 So, uh, you did 20 years turned 21 in prison doing Life without parole?



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:06 AM (9ym/

FIFY


Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 01:12 AM (nUJM6)

424 One of my great grandmothers, paternal grandmother's mother, I believe, went into labor while picking cotton. She just skipped over to the other side of the row and headed back home, picking all the way, and then went in the house with the older women, spit out the new kid and was back at it the next day, they said.

It was not her first kid by a good bit.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 14, 2016 01:12 AM (DW+jj)

425 ok I am going to turn in too
good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at April 14, 2016 01:12 AM (uZNvH)

426 So, I'm supposed to use the dryer sheets like steel wool? I think the mice would use them for a nest?
I use dryer sheets to deter moths.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:12 AM (egOGm)

427
BTW, did you catch the link to the Land Rover on the last thread?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 01:03 AM (mxCgt)


I did, and responded to it. I did a wonderful red-necky thing today. Took apart my defunct down-hole well pump, with its burnt-out half-horse electric motor. Decided it would be nice to salvage the copper wire from the windings. Except they were all potted in resin of some kind, very throughly. So I stood the stator on end, filled the cavity with some good Alberta bituminous coal, and lit it with a propane torch. Then I rigged up the blow gun from my air compressor to send a gentle stream of air into the bottom of the cylinder. It took over an hour, and I had to add more coal, twice, but at the end it really got going, and I had a foot-long jet of pale orange flame roaring out the top, and the melted resin was burning off the wires like wax from a candle wick. Took it two hours to cool down, too. But when I was done, all the resin was gone, all the insulating paper, and most of the varnish on the wire itself. Got about a pound of copper out of that puppy. For a few cents' worth of coal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2016 01:13 AM (UsLZp)

428 "FIFY"


Thank you. I did fark that up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:13 AM (9ym/8)

429 349
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 12:55 AM (egOGm)



My uncle had a Torino that mice made unusable.

you gotta kill a lot of mice and also find out what is drawing them in.


dog food?
cat food?
something else


they are hanging out by your truck for some reason

we had a mouse prob while I fed the hounds outside, in the back yard.

once I stopped doing that , no more mices.

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 01:14 AM (92+OH)

430 CaliGirl, that's where we ate! (Ellen's across from Andersen's). I still remember the waitress was classic, central casting diner material - told me I would be making a mistake if I didn't get one item I asked her about.





Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:14 AM (QDnY+)

431 hank you. I did fark that up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:13 AM (9ym/

Blame it on the late hour.

Speaking of which, I have an early meeting so good night all.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2016 01:14 AM (nUJM6)

432 One of my favorite Waylon songs is I'm a Ramblin' Man.

Such a perfect example of stated and intended goals diverging greatly.

Posted by: Lauren at April 14, 2016 01:14 AM (+xTTN)

433 Night horde. Been trying to start shit on FB but apparently I can't comment on the threads. How the hell am i pre banned??

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 14, 2016 01:15 AM (hlMPp)

434 "but up in Paso, east side,"

Rhomboid say this but it triggered something. logprof. He's in E.P. but I haven't seen him in a while.

Any idea?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:15 AM (9ym/8)

435 "Watching baseball and hockey."
-Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 01:11 AM (+YMhA)

So was I, but the Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks all had Thugs to take fouls and dish-out punishment for even intruding their lane!

That was thugball as its finest.

This NBA is sweet, pure and vitamin enhanced compared to those days.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:16 AM (OQ9R7)

436 350 rhomboid, there's someplace to eat in Buellton *besides* Andersen's Pea Soup?!?!?!?!?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 12:55 AM (ntObR)



We used to do a "familial legend" about Andersens that basically used the intro to "The Beverley Hillbillies" to explain why the restaurant exists. Instead of oil, of course, they found pea soup.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV)

437 So, I'm supposed to use the dryer sheets like steel wool? I think the mice would use them for a nest?
I use dryer sheets to deter moths.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:12 AM (egOGm)


No. Some scent in the dryer sheets repels them. Works for some people, some mice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2016 01:16 AM (UsLZp)

438 Garret,
I didn't know to add antifreeze, I would only use that in the garage or barn where no non target animals could get to it.
I'm making one tomorrow. I about died when I saw that nest in my car.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:17 AM (egOGm)

439 G'Night, chemjeff and RWC.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:17 AM (OQ9R7)

440 Ricardo - that's *Paso Robles*, not El Paso!


Sorry for the confusion. My fault for sometimes turning this part of the ONT into a central/So Cal travel discussion.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:18 AM (QDnY+)

441 Had an overwhelming mouse problem they invaded and kept reproducing. The Victor mouse traps couldn't keep up. I bought poison pellets (warfarin I think) and put them in every corner and cranny. In short order my house was clear.



Posted by: Ralph at April 14, 2016 01:19 AM (gjgWX)

442 Ah geez. Story at the Daily Caller about a guy who went to the dentist to have an absess removed...

woke up hours later naked, with no teeth left in his mouth.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 01:19 AM (ntObR)

443
Scored 53 on the bubble test. A big part of it, I think, was having lived for 20 years in a smallish working class town in the Upper Midwest. The missus smokes, we have bought mass market beer and I walked / worked in factory floors for secen years. As for the mass media questions, I haven't watched a single one of the choices.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 14, 2016 01:20 AM (BK3ZS)

444 There was an Andersen's in northern San Diego county (Carlsbad). The windmill is still there.


I never liked pea soup, but my family stopped there at least once (our trip to Hearst Castle, I believe).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:20 AM (QDnY+)

445 Last game of the night and Vin Scully is methodically pouring beautiful words over the stack of pancakes that is a Dodgers win.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:20 AM (OQ9R7)

446 "Sorry for the confusion. "


No problemo. I just saw "Paso" and it made me think. Ain't no thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:20 AM (9ym/8)

447 cthulhu, you know Andersen's is Linda Blair's favorite restaurant ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 01:20 AM (ntObR)

448 441 Had an overwhelming mouse problem they invaded and kept reproducing. The Victor mouse traps couldn't keep up. I bought poison pellets (warfarin I think) and put them in every corner and cranny. In short order my house was clear.



Posted by: Ralph at April 14, 2016 01:19 AM (gjgWX)

I just got me an Australian Terrier. No rodents of any kind, in the house or yard, after about three days.

But a very well fed and entertained terrier.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 01:20 AM (+YMhA)

449 Yeah, Andersen's tried franchising for a while but I don't think it worked out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 01:21 AM (ntObR)

450 "Had an overwhelming mouse problem..."

Get a cat, preferably a male.
A feral, male cat. Neuter it, or not.
Maybe get several.
Rodents, gone.

Posted by: navybrat at April 14, 2016 01:23 AM (8QGte)

451 I got a 52, I live in New York City and am completely urban, but I grew up poor in a poor neighborhood. This survey is a clumsy tool, sad to say, although I like the idea of it. The restaurant options question seems silly to me - why don't they include McDonald's? I would add a question like 'have you been a crime victim" because it is a surefire 'bubble remover."

Posted by: vivi at April 14, 2016 01:23 AM (11H2y)

452 Daredevil: Murdock talks to Fisk in prison.
https://youtu.be/MlG3oLyVcAc

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 14, 2016 01:24 AM (VdICR)

453 "But a very well fed and entertained terrier."

Knew a lady that had a pair of, I think, rat terriers. Small, blonde, curly haired dogs. Purse dogs.


Turn the bastards loose and they'd find a mouse and rip it to pieces. Bloody and vicious.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 14, 2016 01:24 AM (9ym/8)

454 Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 01:14 AM (92+OH)
The truck was parked under the trees next to ivy all winter, we won't do that again.
There is nothing in my garage to eat. It's warm and dry. We kill a ton of mice. We have chickens, but they are far from the garage. 500 yards maybe.
I am going to put dryer sheets out there tomorrow.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:24 AM (egOGm)

455 My cat Dexter (featured on the Saturday Pet page) will attack and kill with extreme prejudice any rodent that he can get to.

Posted by: navybrat at April 14, 2016 01:24 AM (8QGte)

456 437
No. Some scent in the dryer sheets repels them. Works for some people, some mice.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2016 01:16 AM (UsLZp)


,,,,,,,,


ok got it now
you had the snap trap in a paper bag idea, at least I think

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 01:26 AM (92+OH)

457 Rhomboid,
I like that diner, great breakfast. That's funny you ate there.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:26 AM (egOGm)

458 To answer Mike Hammer's astute supplemental bubble question (drank clear liquor from a jar, I think?).


Nope, unfortunately.


Closest I can claim is drinking home-made wine from ceramic jugs. And then local hooch (called - no kidding - "cha cha") from a jar. Western Georgia (republic, not state), at the home of the former KGB boss of Kutaisi (Georgia's second largest city).


But the memorable part was the cheese-bread (khachapuri) made in cast-iron forms in the coals of a big open fireplace in the kitchen (separate little building next to the house). Cold rainy night. Amazing.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:26 AM (QDnY+)

459 Well, somewhere in a huge stack of boxes is a 3 terabyte USB 3 drive. Other than that, my file server is once again complete (and now quiet and cool).

Unfortunately, PC cases are not designed that well below the $100 price-point, so everything's a *little* harder than necessary.

Mobo trays and removable panels help. Grey or white interior panels help a lot.

The next time I strip one down, I have some painting to do (or vinyl wrap might be even better).

Hope everyone else is doing well.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 14, 2016 01:27 AM (wB8Tg)

460 We also have 2 feral cats outside and last week I personally saw 3 snakes in one day. Gopher snakes. I have a king snake in the hay barn. And great horned owls, and a barn owl.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:29 AM (egOGm)

461 "Have you ever changed your own tires when you got a flat?"

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away:

Torque, to then-girlfriend: "I aired up your spare tire if you have to swap it. Um, do you know how to do that? I can give a quick how-to course."

Then-girlfriend: "I pay AAA to do those sorts of things for me."

::: several months later :::

Then-girlfriend calls. "I have a flat. I'm waiting for AAA to show up."

::: two hours later :::

"They never showed. Can you come do this for me?"

Posted by: torquewrench at April 14, 2016 01:29 AM (noWW6)

462 Yeah, the mouse invasion happened after the loss of my 2 cats and a dog. (A bad year) And they kept the snakes away also. And the rabbits.

There is a feral cat living on the premises and she's doing a pretty good job.



Posted by: Ralph at April 14, 2016 01:30 AM (gjgWX)

463 Hmm, just recalled Ace's last thread:
"You ever think you're just releasing some pressure, as you do several times a day, and then you suddenly realize, just as that hot bubble of horror erupts..., "

Now, that there is a bubble.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 01:30 AM (9mTYi)

464 427
BTW, did you catch the link to the Land Rover on the last thread?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2016 01:03 AM (mxCgt)


I did, and responded to it. I did a wonderful red-necky thing today. Took apart my defunct down-hole well pump, with its burnt-out half-horse electric motor. Decided it would be nice to salvage the copper wire from the windings. Except they were all potted in resin of some kind, very throughly. So I stood the stator on end, filled the cavity with some good Alberta bituminous coal, and lit it with a propane torch. Then I rigged up the blow gun from my air compressor to send a gentle stream of air into the bottom of the cylinder. It took over an hour, and I had to add more coal, twice, but at the end it really got going, and I had a foot-long jet of pale orange flame roaring out the top, and the melted resin was burning off the wires like wax from a candle wick. Took it two hours to cool down, too. But when I was done, all the resin was gone, all the insulating paper, and most of the varnish on the wire itself. Got about a pound of copper out of that puppy. For a few cents' worth of coal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2016 01:13 AM (UsLZp)




But, but.....think of the carbon offsets!!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

465 What is the snap trap in a paper bag? I use glue traps in boxes with small holes cut in the ends in the chicken coop.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:31 AM (egOGm)

466 vivi, welcome - you new to the HQ or the ONT? Just don't recall the nickname.


As you said, the bubble survey is a crude tool - but I'm sure the author, who is a savvy guy, realizes that.


I just shake my head at the question about political disagreements with friends/acquaintances. Many of us live isolated, in some ways closeted existences, surrounded by clueless people who are not even worth engaging. Oh - and in my case, these are exclusively low-scoring, bubblish, urban/coastal "educated" types.


"Clueless" as citizens, voters, citizens of the world, that is.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:32 AM (QDnY+)

467 I envy the diversity of the Bristol chart,
The full gamut from solid cylinder to shart.

My output tends to be more austere.
It merely varies a bit 'twixt yellow and clear.

Posted by: schlong bard at April 14, 2016 01:33 AM (Z1+Wk)

468 my mom had a 12 lbs. Yorkshire terrier that was a killing machine.

the hound would crunch one rodent then drop it while it was still quivering and go hunt down the next one.

awesome spectcal, unfortunately Betsy the Yorkie died a few years ago.




Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 01:34 AM (92+OH)

469 I've got a severe case of Brain-Lag, so I must dismiss myself from any one of many conversations.

I was in none of them with any of you.

They were all in my head.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:35 AM (OQ9R7)

470 441 Had an overwhelming mouse problem they invaded and kept reproducing. The Victor mouse traps couldn't keep up. I bought poison pellets (warfarin I think) and put them in every corner and cranny. In short order my house was clear.



Posted by: Ralph at April 14, 2016 01:19 AM (gjgWX)



As an added bonus, the anticoagulant baits make them extremely thirsty as the damage adds up, so they find their way outside to find water before they expire.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 01:35 AM (EzgxV)

471 *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 14, 2016 01:36 AM (OQ9R7)

472 I'm a poet, and I show it: I'm a Longfellow.

Posted by: schlong bard at April 14, 2016 01:36 AM (Z1+Wk)

473 Just finished watching the first episode of "Sansha Sanyou".

Cute girls doing cute things... with bread crust somehow involved...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at April 14, 2016 01:36 AM (vBeA5)

474 >>>I have a king snake in the hay barn. <<<

A friend complained about mice in his hay. I told him to quit kill the snakes.
What a look I got.

You have to learn friend or foe but they do a good job.


Posted by: Ralph at April 14, 2016 01:36 AM (gjgWX)

475 jake at April 14, 2016 01:34 AM (92+OH)

something on the news recently ...

NYers hunting with rat terriers trying to keep local neighborhoods rat free ...

Posted by: Adriane the Dog Breed Critic ... at April 14, 2016 01:37 AM (AoK0a)

476 444 There was an Andersen's in northern San Diego county (Carlsbad). The windmill is still there.


I never liked pea soup, but my family stopped there at least once (our trip to Hearst Castle, I believe).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:20 AM (QDnY+)



That one is gone, but the one in Santa Nella is still there (for a total of 3 at peak).

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

477 Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)
I haven't eaten at pea soup since I was a kid.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:38 AM (egOGm)

478 CaliGirl that's an impressive array of predators to predate the rodents. We're down to red-tail hawks and a very occasional coyote or red fox here. For some reason nobody seems to have outdoor cats like when I was growing up.


I'm sure another nest will soon appear, but two summers ago I committed rat genocide, think I killed an entire nest that was a threat to my tomatoes. 11 or 12 confirmed kills, I think. Good old school traps with the big metal U-shaped thinggy. Cheese. "Thwack!"

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:38 AM (QDnY+)

479 The best do-it-yourself mousetrap I ever saw was a 5 gallon bucket with water in the bottom. There's a teeter-totter with bait on the end, and it drops the mouse in. It was made to reset itself after every rodent with a magnet.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 14, 2016 01:39 AM (VdICR)

480 Goodnight Slapweasel.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:39 AM (egOGm)

481 Hi, Rhomboid - I"d call you "Rhom" except you'd sound like the mayor of Chicago. I'm actually a long time lurker to both, and a very occasional commenter. I'm a lifelong New Yorker and I've walked out of dinner parties and evenings with friends because they got shrill and screechy over my politics. Being on the right side of issues here is like being a Christian in Imperial Rome, so I come here to hang with my peeps.

Posted by: vivi at April 14, 2016 01:40 AM (11H2y)

482 465
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:31 AM (egOGm)

the idea is put a loaded snap trap inside a paper bag on its side and when the trap gets a rodent, it is no mess just pick up the bag and toss it.

I used to do a similar thing with news paper but the critter would land off the paper.

Which was not as easy of disposal as when they landed on the newspaper

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 01:41 AM (92+OH)

483 Rhomboid,
We have coyotes and red foxes too. I lift up the food and water containers in the chicken coop and the chickens eat the mice. The chickens are cat like. They eat the babies.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:42 AM (egOGm)

484 477 Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)
I haven't eaten at pea soup since I was a kid.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:38 AM (egOGm)



You never do the tourist stuff that you grow up next to -- I only did the Santa Barbara zoo after I'd moved away.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

485 BourbonChicken,
I saw that one on YouTube. I may make both kind of bucket traps.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:44 AM (egOGm)

486 Well great to have you vivi. Don't be a stranger, er, lurker. And don't be afraid of the day threads, they're not always, um, ..... well, like today's!


I've never had to walk out of a social event - but that's because I just deflect/avoid with the mastery of someone accustomed to making small talk with (literally) enemy personnel.


I liken my situation (and yours, and that of many) to being an undercover FBI agent at a KKK rally. WTF? Do these people *really* believe this nonsense? This is what it's like for a reasonably worldly, informed, thinking person to listen to "educated" coastal/urban types parade their NPR-level ignorance, bigotry, and arrogance.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:45 AM (QDnY+)

487 Jake,
We use the snap traps again. I don't pick them up, my husband does.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:45 AM (egOGm)

488 Christian in Imperial Rome.


Undercover FBI agent at a Klan rally.


I think others would find these metaphors useful and evocative, vivi .......

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2016 01:46 AM (QDnY+)

489 Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 01:43 AM (EzgxV
I still like the SB zoo. I haven't been in a few years.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:47 AM (egOGm)

490 I got a 60. Not smoking, never watch TV anymore and no uniform at work kept it down a bit..

Posted by: Needs to Know at April 14, 2016 01:48 AM (N7G17)

491 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2016 01:51 AM (ntObR)

492 I took that "bubble" quiz but it was so off-base and irrelevant to my life experience that my final score was meaningless. Much of the test was based on the notion that "educated" correlated strongly with "rich" or "successful," and that having or not having various types of jobs indicated your social class. There was no room for my immediate family environment and social class -- the highly educated but unemployed bohemian subculture. Bums with PhDs.

Outcasts we are. Average Joes loathe us, but the wealthy disdain us even more. So we eat arugula salads down by the railroad tracks and sing songs of pain and rejection, accompanied by One-Eyed Jake on the harpsichord.

Posted by: zombie at April 14, 2016 01:53 AM (jBuUi)

493 Really? We're going to talk about black people again for like an hour? Can't we talk about the Jews or the Pope just to mix things up?

Posted by: Undercover FBI agent at Klan rally at April 14, 2016 01:54 AM (VdICR)

494 487
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:45 AM (egOGm)

when I was really killin mice I'd re-use them until there was too much blood on them.

now that I do not have a mouse prob and am older, just one/ then done

no mice for a few years. and I keep hot traps with good bait going day in and day out.

I really dislike mice in my personal space

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 01:55 AM (92+OH)

495 Goodnight Steve.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:55 AM (egOGm)

496 I'm turning in, but goodnight all...and thx for the note, Rhomboid.

Posted by: vivi at April 14, 2016 01:57 AM (11H2y)

497 vivi,
Goodnight and welcome to you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:58 AM (egOGm)

498 a-dios

Posted by: jake at April 14, 2016 01:58 AM (92+OH)

499 I'm out as well, goodnight.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 14, 2016 01:58 AM (egOGm)

500 My bny pin is 6 digits.

Posted by: angela urkel at April 14, 2016 02:01 AM (Z1+Wk)

501 First episode of "Koutetsujou no Kabaneri".

Zombie apocalyps with villages walled off and connected only by steam train.

Also, it's Japanese Steam Tech.

Auto-asphyxiation somehow can stop zombie virus... I think...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at April 14, 2016 02:02 AM (vBeA5)

502 Well, that Yada, yada thing here. Night all.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 14, 2016 02:04 AM (06b4v)

503 Mice are like Syrian refugees: 1 in a cage is alright, but hordes of them roaming around free is unsanitary and poses health risks.

Posted by: angela urkel at April 14, 2016 02:05 AM (Z1+Wk)

504 I live in a bauble.

Posted by: Snow globe figurine at April 14, 2016 02:07 AM (Z1+Wk)

505 501 First episode of "Koutetsujou no Kabaneri".

Zombie apocalyps with villages walled off and connected only by steam train.

Also, it's Japanese Steam Tech.

Auto-asphyxiation somehow can stop zombie virus... I think...
Posted by: [Hat]


Ah, the Triple Alignment has finally occurred!

-- steam punk (check!)
-- zombies (check!)
-- anime (check!)

The Alignment has awakened the Ancient Ones, who will now destroy humanity for having finally exhausted all possible cultural cross-pollinations.

Posted by: zombie at April 14, 2016 02:07 AM (jBuUi)

506 Being on the right side of issues here is like being a Christian in Imperial Rome, so I come here to hang with my peeps.

Posted by: vivi at April 14, 2016 01:40 AM (11H2y) fnord (11H2y)


We can let it slide, to an extent, because it's not everything to us. It's everything to them.

Which is how we get where we are, in this kind of mess.

Part of the advantage of strictly limited government is that you don't have to go *MAD* when someone else has a different opinion, because there's less they can do to impose on you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 14, 2016 02:09 AM (wB8Tg)

507 Well, shucks, (almost) everybody left.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 14, 2016 02:10 AM (wB8Tg)

508 I was going to settle in for a little bit, whilst I nursed my nightcap... but when I got home, I realized there's not a drop in the house. Bummed.

Saw some discussion of critter pests?

There were a couple of blackbirds building a nest up in... call it the rafters... of my front porch. Bits of dropped nesting material and splatters of bird poop under the area.

I considered various ways to discourage them, from chemical warfare (will this wasp spray drive them off?) to throwing some cat litter box cleanings up there, but these ideas had... potential drawbacks.

So, while moving some things in the house, a rubber snake gets knocked down, and I think, hey, the answer literally fell into my hands!

I hung the snake up where they were getting in.

This morning I noticed bits of nesting material dangling off the snake. I don't think they got the message.

That's my contribution for the night.

*pretends to take a last gulp*

* stumbles off into the night *

Posted by: mindful webworker - rats! at April 14, 2016 02:12 AM (G0G8s)

509 I'm still here but everything's been covered.
Sharts, Trump, Cruz,
Giants lost tonight,
I got my taxes filed and paid. (Yes, I pay)
It's all good.

Posted by: navybrat at April 14, 2016 02:13 AM (8QGte)

510 It's news to me that James Newton Howard did anything other than movie scores. Composers aren't born, they spring fully-grown from Zeus's brow.

Of course I saw Batman and Nightmare Before Christmas before I knew who Oingo Boingo was.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 14, 2016 02:16 AM (VdICR)

511 Except for the Giants losing, a good night.

Posted by: navybrat at April 14, 2016 02:16 AM (8QGte)

512 510 It's news to me that James Newton Howard did anything other than movie scores. Composers aren't born, they spring fully-grown from Zeus's brow.

Of course I saw Batman and Nightmare Before Christmas before I knew who Oingo Boingo was.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 14, 2016 02:16 AM (VdICR)



Hanging out here gets you edumicated in all sorts of ways.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 02:20 AM (EzgxV)

513 I got 30 on the quiz, but I'm more a second (third?) generation middle class person who is practically a hermit.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2016 02:24 AM (sdi6R)

514 >>>Zombie apocalyps with villages walled off and connected only by steam train.


Walls won't work. Why not try an act of love instead? Let us in.

All we want to do is... never mind.

Posted by: zombie Jeb Bush at April 14, 2016 02:24 AM (Z1+Wk)

515 All we want to do is...

Baby be friends with you?

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2016 02:25 AM (sdi6R)

516 Cthulhu Programming Note: in response to being laid-off, the fiancee is going to be having a ceremonial colonoscopy on Friday morning. Expect things to be that much more cheerful in the forthcoming 48 hours as she preps, I drive her to/from, and I monitor her recovery.



I think that everyone should schedule their colonoscopies for tax day.....it contributes so much to the mood.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

517 Movie score are the new opera, of sorts ...

Posted by: Adriane the Musical Score Critic ... at April 14, 2016 02:30 AM (AoK0a)

518 cthulhu at April 14, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

Here is a simple activity that the BF can do during recovery ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O47sNEv6ykU

or sleep. Sleep is good.

Posted by: Adriane the Musical Score Critic ... at April 14, 2016 02:32 AM (AoK0a)

519 I suppose Ace could have passed off his, uh, indisposition, as colonoscopy prep.

I have to say, after I had that, I redecorated the bathroom. Any place I have to spend that much time in, with that sore of an asshole, had better be a lot nicer than what I had.

I think I am done with those, anyway. They end up costing way too much, for new fixtures an such.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 14, 2016 02:35 AM (+YMhA)

520 Ah, the Triple Alignment has finally occurred!

-- steam punk (check!)
-- zombies (check!)
-- anime (check!)

The Alignment has awakened the Ancient Ones, who will now destroy humanity for having finally exhausted all possible cultural cross-pollinations.

Posted by: zombie at April 14, 2016 02:07 AM
(jBuUi)


Pffft.

The confluence of Japanese school girls, Steve Jobs, and crabs didn't result in anything, so I doubt this will either...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at April 14, 2016 02:38 AM (vBeA5)

521 Coulton, not Dylan.

Posted by: zombie Jeb Bush at April 14, 2016 02:40 AM (Z1+Wk)

522
505 zombie

Ah, the Triple Alignment has finally occurred!


... it's the end of the world as we know it ...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/o9bxaxj

Posted by: Jean-Pierre Folderol, Member, The League of Ugly Shirted Gentlemen at April 14, 2016 02:43 AM (FlRtG)

523

Expect things to be that much more cheerful in the forthcoming 48 hours

I take it, then, that you won't make the meeting.

If there is any, I'll save some loot for you.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 14, 2016 02:47 AM (FlRtG)

524 and I'm feeling a bit queer.

Posted by: Michael Stipe at April 14, 2016 02:48 AM (Z1+Wk)

525 >>>Bless Your Heart Decoded

Thanks

Posted by: Hayfever Heart at April 14, 2016 02:53 AM (Z1+Wk)

526 If you told me that I could only take ONE album with me on that deserted island?
**looks at left hand**
Boston
**looks at right hand**
Head East - Flat as a Pancake
Yeah, I'm gonna cheat on this one.
Posted by: tbodie at April 13, 2016 11:58 PM

Now that's just awesome. I remember seeing Head East at the Red Lion in Bloomington IL when I was in college. You sir have great taste in music.

Posted by: Farmer at April 14, 2016 02:55 AM (o/90i)

527 That coupling graph is interesting, though there are a couple of points:

1) Who the hell ever met anyone at a restaurant? At a bar, sure. But not at a restaurant. At a bar that had a restaurant ... but that's really still a bar. I guess it sounds classier if you say you met in a restaurant ...

2) Why didn't they put the homosexual plots up there? They would be pretty easy and consistent. At a public restroom, at a softball game, and teaching in elementary school (meeting young prospects).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 02:55 AM (zc3Db)

528 .....and I see in http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=362799, @323, where I see someone might have gotten a clue why you don't incessantly push buttons at tender times. Because I'm a "fucking narcissist". An apology might be in order.



But not to me -- I could care. To them.....to everyone you hurt poking at their recent pain contrary to my heartfelt advice. I've been there and tried to save you, but you made me out as an asshole for trying.



Step forward, into the light, and testify.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

529 523

Expect things to be that much more cheerful in the forthcoming 48 hours

I take it, then, that you won't make the meeting.

If there is any, I'll save some loot for you.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 14, 2016 02:47 AM (FlRtG)



Oh, no -- I fully intend to make it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

530 First episode of "Kuromokuo"

Alien mecha invaders.

United Nations.

Naked hunky men jumping out of ancient cubes wielding swords...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at April 14, 2016 03:04 AM (vBeA5)

531 529 523

Expect things to be that much more cheerful in the forthcoming 48 hours

I take it, then, that you won't make the meeting.

If there is any, I'll save some loot for you.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 14, 2016 02:47 AM (FlRtG)



Oh, no -- I fully intend to make it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 02:59 AM (EzgxV)



And I fully intend to score those collets. They'd be a great addition to the micro CNC mill, and I've got a scheme to jailbreak it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 03:05 AM (EzgxV)

532 I could'a been a contender.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
How'd you like to be a cunt tender? I can't take much more of this.
Posted by: Huma Abedin at April 14, 2016 12:29 AM

OK I just woke up from a sound sleep and started reading here, this made me LMFAO.

So on the quiz I got a 51, WTH does that mean?

Posted by: Farmer at April 14, 2016 03:08 AM (o/90i)

533 532 I could'a been a contender.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
How'd you like to be a cunt tender? I can't take much more of this.
Posted by: Huma Abedin at April 14, 2016 12:29 AM

OK I just woke up from a sound sleep and started reading here, this made me LMFAO.

So on the quiz I got a 51, WTH does that mean?

Posted by: Farmer at April 14, 2016 03:08 AM (o/90i)



It means you got a 51 on that whack-job quiz. Sadly, no more than that.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 03:10 AM (EzgxV)

534 I'm the exact opposite.
I have been in, under, on top of or in the attic of 70% of the houses on my block.
Keep your friends close...
Posted by: Chi at April 14, 2016 12:36 AM

Now that doesn't surprise me. You are a good soul Chi. Keep on keeping on.

T

Posted by: Farmer at April 14, 2016 03:17 AM (o/90i)

535
Step forward, into the light, and testify.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

==========
Again, go fuck yourself. Asking why someone died is not pushing buttons, you narcissist asshole. You really are sick.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 14, 2016 03:23 AM (iQIUe)

536 535
Step forward, into the light, and testify.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

==========
Again, go fuck yourself. Asking why someone died is not pushing buttons, you narcissist asshole. You really are sick.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 14, 2016 03:23 AM (iQIUe)



I believe that there will come a day when you become a better person. I regret that today is not the day. I continue to have hope for tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 03:26 AM (EzgxV)

537 #516

I'm reminded of the scene in Miller's 'The Dark Knight Returns.' As part of his plan to fake Bruce Wayne's death and go underground, Alfred is blowing up Wayne Manor and has a fatal stroke at the moment of the blast. His final thought is "How appropriate."

Posted by: Epobirs at April 14, 2016 03:30 AM (IdCqF)

538 47 on the quiz. I don't know what the chain restaurant meals are worth but those haven't figured into my life much in the last year. Odd they didn't ask about fast food chains as well but maybe those are too common as lunch for those otherwise deep in a bubble.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 14, 2016 03:34 AM (IdCqF)

539 535
Step forward, into the light, and testify.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

==========
Again, go fuck yourself. Asking why someone died is not pushing buttons, you narcissist asshole. You really are sick.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 14, 2016 03:23 AM (iQIUe)



And, BTW, you are at imminent risk of being banhammered -- and I say this not because I have a special "in", but because it's very obvious -- ask any of the oldtimers. If a cob "calls" your hand, I'd recommend that you immediately "fold", lest you be removed from the game.



And I'd rather you stayed until you were civilized.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 03:36 AM (EzgxV)

540 >> It means you got a 51 on that whack-job quiz. Sadly, no
>> more than that.

It means you got one more than I did.

Posted by: JEM at April 14, 2016 03:42 AM (o+SC1)

541 Damnation, but my sleep-scheduled is screwed up.....

I slept at my usual time today, woke refreshed and revitalized, ready to greet the day (or rather, the evening) with a glad cry and a heart full of the will to do things, and then went to lie down again.

And here I am, wide-awake at the oddest of times.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 14, 2016 03:50 AM (lutOX)

542 Night all.

Here is "Mortal Bones" by The Well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrPVB8sfPCs

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 14, 2016 03:53 AM (vBeA5)

543 The thing I don't get, and never will, is why 'rons have to take the trouble to gouge each other's eyes out over what amounts to a bunch of text in grey boxes. None of it means anything.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 14, 2016 04:03 AM (lutOX)

544 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 14, 2016 03:50 AM (lutOX)



I hear ya. I keep an unusual schedule, and it's a pretty slippery thing. Sometimes I'll get home from work, find something to do, then when I look up at the clock it's 2 PM. I didn't get up until 9 today.

Third shift is weird.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 14, 2016 04:03 AM (J+mig)

545 The thing I don't get, and never will, is why 'rons have to take the trouble to gouge each other's eyes out over what amounts to a bunch of text in grey boxes. None of it means anything.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 14, 2016 04:03 AM (lutOX)


Hear, hear!

But I would point out that my text box is not grey. If yours is I would ask for a refund.

I would also add that asking how or why someone died is not inconsiderate or wrong. It happens at funerals and there is nothing wrong with it. Maybe not interrogating the family members during the service, but commenters hardly qualify as "family" and threads are not services.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 04:08 AM (zc3Db)

546 The thing on PINs up-thread:

I've got a piece of software that cracks wifi and other wireless pins - for security-auditing purposes, of course.

I'd never use a neighbor's - or say, a municipal office's - wifi for free internet....

It's funny how many wireless routers have a simple ascending numerical sequence for their pin. Makes me wonder if it's a factory default the owner never reset.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 14, 2016 04:13 AM (lutOX)

547 Third shift is weird.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 14, 2016 04:03 AM (J+mig)
***
Yeah, they work us on the Panama Schedule - 12 hour shifts - 4 days on, four days off, three days on, three days off.

On paper, it leaves one lots of time to do things; as a practical matter, it makes one an unglamorous sort of vampire.

Got my provigil coming - legit script, but coming from an overseas pharmacy - and that'll help.

Anyone working a weird schedule would be well advised to look into it - I used it for years to counteract fatigue from my other medications, and it's amazing stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 14, 2016 04:16 AM (lutOX)

548 I would also add that asking how or why someone died is not inconsiderate or wrong. It happens at funerals and there is nothing wrong with it. Maybe not interrogating the family members during the service, but commenters hardly qualify as "family" and threads are not services.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 04:08 AM (zc3Db)
***
Some people are sort of touchy about death; I get that.

But it's not as if being touchy does anyone any good.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 14, 2016 04:18 AM (lutOX)

549 Waiting for coffee
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2016 04:22 AM (miXPX)

550 549 Waiting for coffee
Good morning horde
Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2016 04:22 AM (miXPX)
***
Well, you can keep waiting.. I ain't making it.

And good morning, Skip. What ho there, wretched mortal!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 14, 2016 04:41 AM (lutOX)

551 Good Morning all. Did we survive at least one more night?

"Makes me wonder if it's a factory default the owner never reset."

I would guess the owner never reset. You can lists of the default passwords at various places for just about any kind of router.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Let's play two! at April 14, 2016 06:05 AM (WVsWD)

552 I would guess the owner never reset. You can lists of the default passwords at various places for just about any kind of router.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Let's play two! at April 14, 2016 06:05 AM (WVsWD)


Those things are very helpful to any IT dork that's ever worked with an ISP. "Okay, did you ever change the password? Great, what model is it? Okay, it's monkeybutt. That's the default, give it a try." It's nice when you can solve the problem over the phone and not have to send a tech. They think you're geniuses and it keeps the customers loyal.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 14, 2016 06:09 AM (J+mig)

553 I scored a 30 on the bubble quiz but neither of the descriptions fits me. I like Charles Murray and I like these sorts of quizzes but I don't think this one says much. Needs better questions.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 06:09 AM (zc3Db)

554 553
I scored a 30 on the bubble quiz but neither of the descriptions fits
me. I like Charles Murray and I like these sorts of quizzes but I don't
think this one says much. Needs better questions.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 06:09 AM (zc3Db)


It's a decent idea, but I agree, the questions could have been a lot better. And there's just some people like me who are going to be outliers no matter what. 2nd generation middle class. Except for 14 years of grinding poverty between those states, being raised upper-mid until the family fortune was shredded by fraud, and establishing myself as lower-mid.


That kinda life history tends to skew your answers all over the map...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 14, 2016 06:13 AM (J+mig)

555 Maet gave a pop quiz? Glad I missed it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Let's play two! at April 14, 2016 06:14 AM (WVsWD)

556 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 14, 2016 06:20 AM (ptqRm)

557 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 14, 2016 06:13 AM (J+mig)

I thought the restaurant questions were a bit weird - no diners? - and the TV show and movie questions didn't seem like they would indicate much, outside of having some taste if you didn't mark any of them. And a lot of the questions seemed to imply that one would necessarily be in a bubble if one didn't live in certain circumstances, which is certainly not true - not even generally true.

But, people love these sorts of quizzes (myself included) and almost everyone loves getting a single number score (man's obsession with lists and linearizing all information) so ... there's that. A bit of a disappointing end, though.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 06:23 AM (zc3Db)

558 A Pop Culture quiz even? Double glad I missed it. Darned near a certainty I would score at the bottom.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Let's play two! at April 14, 2016 06:26 AM (WVsWD)

559 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 06:23 AM (zc3Db)


Yeah. The restaurant question should have probably been less brand-specific, and more geared to type of restaurant. Fast food, local diner, national chain, or Michelin rated.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 14, 2016 06:30 AM (J+mig)

560 'Morning, Horde. Not to poke a stick up the hornets' nest or anything, but are we totally ignoring the charges against Corey Lewandowsky being dropped?

Just need to know Teh Roolz on this one.

Posted by: creeper at April 14, 2016 06:36 AM (W0VID)

561 Morning, Horde. Not to poke a stick up the hornets' nest or anything, but are we totally ignoring the charges against Corey Lewandowsky being dropped?

Posted by: creeper at April 14, 2016 06:36 AM (W0VID)


Meh. It was dropped purely on a technicality. Michelle Fields is left handed and couldn't sign the complaint against Lewandowski since he had ripped her left arm off.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 06:41 AM (zc3Db)

562 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 06:41 AM (zc3Db)


I actually feel sorry for ace on this one. He was really invested in it.

Hurry, November.

Posted by: creeper at April 14, 2016 06:44 AM (W0VID)

563 I actually feel sorry for ace on this one. He was really invested in it.

Posted by: creeper at April 14, 2016 06:44 AM (W0VID)


Don't feel bad. He'll make it all back on the monster civil suit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2016 06:46 AM (zc3Db)

564 I see where Iowahawk's old comments about Putin simply doing donuts in Obama's front yard have reemerged.

But for todays kids, it needs to be updated to say

Putin is simply rolling coal in Obama's face.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 14, 2016 06:46 AM (ptqRm)

565 I think instead of having every state's primary spread over 6 months of calender time, we should use the time more wisely.

All 50 states go at once. The top 5 are kicked to the next round. Then the top 4. Then the top 3. Then the top 2. Then you've got a clear winner and the convention is just a formality to certify the results of Round 5 and promote your new candidate.

Round 1: Unlimited
Round 2: Top 5
Round 3: Top 4
Round 4: Top 3
Round 5: Sudden Death

Boom. Done. Hold each round one week after the last. Stop the national torture that drags on for 6 months.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 14, 2016 06:46 AM (J+mig)

566 Well, sgut. Just realized the ancient dog does not seem to want to stand this morning. Not looking good.

Posted by: creeper at April 14, 2016 06:46 AM (W0VID)

567 Good morning Gentlefappers!

I see a lot of Steely Dan fans here. I had been coincidentally listening to Fagan's album "The Nightfly" yesterday and will gift you with "Ruby Ruby":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G187v1HEjqs

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 14, 2016 06:47 AM (jR7Wy)

568 So, someone I can't mention on this thread says you'd be a fool not to consider someone else I can't mention on this thread gor a position I can't mention, on this thread.
The position here will be-

He said it. He owns it.
He said it but didn't really mean it.
Over there!! Squirrel!!

Posted by: teej at April 14, 2016 07:06 AM (0RM+L)

569 Took the quiz and scored a 42. Results said I could basically be anybody.

Glad I cleared that up.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 14, 2016 07:14 AM (BNs9e)

570 Stink Test Time: What a detailed graph Paul Kirby drew from respondents to a survey first conducted in 2009, but which claims to provide data about relationships which began in 1934? Also, there are only eight ways that people meet to start relationships? What about newspaper want ads? No one met an "escort" and "Pretty Womaned" her out of circulation?

Posted by: Marooned at April 14, 2016 08:12 AM (XhyuK)

571 I watch "morning joe" to get the early line on the day's progressive fairy tale. Right now a former Treasury official is saying that the the average CEO's pay is now six times the average American worker. Not a word about the gap between the average senator's pay, or federal bureaucrat's pay and the average American worker's pay.

Look, it gets my heart rate up without me having to put on pants and go outside to run.


Posted by: vivi at April 14, 2016 08:26 AM (11H2y)

572
To ace and company,

Here is an enlightened perspective worth considering:
http://buchanan.org/blog/can-gop-get-together-cleveland-125098


Posted by: Testy Stoic Trumpublican at April 14, 2016 08:47 AM (AhiRu)

573 I believe that there will come a day when you become a better person. I regret that today is not the day. I continue to have hope for tomorrow.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 14, 2016 03:26 AM (EzgxV)

=============
You will never be anything but a jackass.

Any you and your butt buddy better worry about your own bannable behavior. You really think your shit dont stink. lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 14, 2016 09:04 AM (iQIUe)

574 Got a 69 on the bubble test thingy/ My favorite number! Whoohoo!!

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at April 14, 2016 09:13 AM (TPimP)

575
And here is a VERY important follow up fact regarding that piece by Patrick J. Buchanan:

At the 1976 Republican National Convention, President Ford did not have enough delegates to secure the nomination. BUT he had amassed more delegates than Regan. And President Ford had one the plurality of the popular vote. And he had won more States.
But it was a razor-close delegate contest. Fewer than 50 delegates separated Reagan and Ford until Ford managed to woo over enough uncommitted voters to secure 52% of the delegates.
The final delegate tally was Reagan with 1,070 defeated by Ford with 1,187.

Now why is this important?
Because in modern politics, no nominee for POTUS has been shoved out of the way despite having led in delegates, State wins, and total voter count.
- Not even when it was close and the alternative was Ronald Reagan!

All these "arguments" that Donald Trump's Art of the Deal aura is bogus because his organization is being out-hustled by Cruz in the ground game of wooing delegates for 2nd+ ballot casting is bullshit.
When it comes to deal making, you have to have leverage.
And OF COURSE Donald Trump has no leverage with the GOP Establishment and the "Never Trump" factions and the Cruz for president people. How could he? Aside from corrupt bribes, Trump has nothing to leverage those delegates with. If he were to make a serious play at securing the loyalties of these Anti-Trump factions by employing an intricate ground game: Trump would only be lending credit to their jumping ship on the 2nd+ ballots. It would be foolish for him (or anyone else in a similar position - which no one else is) to play that game. It can only hurt him.

Instead, Trump is intelligently using the only leverage he's got: appropriate voter outrage at having their voices silenced by INSIDER Establishment gamesmanship whereby the grassroots are defeated on arcane technicalities designed by the Establishment.

But note that if Trump loses it won't be because he was "out hustled" by smarter political players. That's pure self deception on the part of Trump Haters.
Rather, Trump if Trump loses it will be because he is willfully shut out by the Establishment using a Party system that was designed by the Establishment to shut out undesirables. - Even when an undesirable is elevated above all others by grassroots enthusiasm.

Maybe we win with Trump in November. (- I think we probably will.) Maybe we lose with him in November.

But we definitely lose with anyone else who is FOISTED on to the ticket against the will of an intensely enthusiastic grassroots movement.


Posted by: Testy Stoic Trumpublican at April 14, 2016 09:31 AM (AhiRu)

576 Very favorable offers for travel

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