Overnight Open Thread (4-24-2016)

Quote of the Day I

And if someone else doesn't want to go along with the way you "self-identify" you aren't being deprived of any rights. There are people all over the world who actually have no rights and die because of it on a daily basis. Trust me. you're not one of them.

-- Jazz Shaw commenting on the 'non-binary' student in England who told Obama that she literally had no rights

Quote of the Day II

"Anderson loved hearing about his mother's sex life but felt embarrassed that it was more interesting than his own."

-- From an article on Gloria Vanderbilt and her son, Anderson Cooper

Quote of the Day III

Is there any greater proof of male entitlement than swanning about in lycra cycling gear?

-- Sydney Morning Herald reporter, Stephanie Peatling, mocking a man on charity bike ride

Quote of the Day IV

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Shame on the man of cultivated taste who permits refinement to develop into fastidiousness that unfits him for doing the rough work of a workaday world. Among the free peoples who govern themselves there is but a small field of usefulness open for the men of cloistered life who shrink from contact with their fellows. Still less room is there for those who deride of slight what is done by those who actually bear the brunt of the day; nor yet for those others who always profess that they would like to take action, if only the conditions of life were not exactly what they actually are. The man who does nothing cuts the same sordid figure in the pages of history, whether he be a cynic, or fop, or voluptuary.

-- Theodore Roosevelt in the speech 'Citizenship in a Republic', April 23, 1910

Remembering the Original Earth Day in 1970

And all the predictions made.

Peter Gunter, a North Texas State University professor, wrote in 1970, "Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions... By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine."
"Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make," Paul Ehrlich confidently declared in the April 1970 Mademoiselle. "The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years."
In January 1970, Life reported, "Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support.the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution...by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.."

And don't forget this:

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The Truth Behind the OMG Man Kicked Off Plane For Speaking Arabic Story

It was another passenger who also spoke Arabic that reported the man to the crew based on his conversation.

A Southwest Airlines passenger who overheard a college student's conversation also spoke Arabic and perceived the comments to be threatening, according to a new Southwest Airlines statement released Monday afternoon.

The new detail sheds light on the removal of 26-year-old Khairuldeen Makhzoomi from an Oakland-bound flight earlier this month. His removal from Flight 4620 gained national attention over the weekend following a story published in The Daily Californian newspaper.

An Elite College Without a Campus

Private Sector vs. a New Government Bureaucracy

Specifically, a group of power companies are launching a new entity, Grid Assurance that will "store circuit breakers, large transformers and other crucial parts at secure, unidentified locations, and sell them to participating utility companies who need them during emergencies." Congress is considering creating a national stockpile, but this private sector response may render that action unnecessary. Part of the push for this new company comes from concerns over "coordinated attacks and natural disasters," as demonstrated by the still-unsolved gunmen attack on a substation in San Jose, California, in April 2013. Though power supplies are expensive, the group believes this approach will be less costly than the costs of an extended blackout.

The federal government is fiscally broke. It makes little sense for it to create another program funded by deficit spending when the private sector can and does act.

Why Are Our Male Superheroes Getting Physically Bigger?

To be sure, some heroes are portrayed as incredible versions of regular people. Bruce Wayne, Peter Quill, and Tony Stark are like that. But some heroes-like Superman, Thor, and Dr. Manhattan-are of a different kind. These heroes are more than human, and it's precisely the vast difference between them and us that attracts us. We could never be like them, and that's why we like them. In fact, they're really not meant to represent the best versions of us-rather, they seem to represent Higher Powers: limitless beings who can do things we never could. That's why we're not really supposed to be like Superman; instead, Superman is supposed to be like God.

So how do we make sense of the insane popularity these superheroes have received as they've gotten bigger and stronger? Part of it is simply that America loves action movies and special effects. But more than that, these superheroes are popular because American audiences want Higher Powers. That's why even the superheroes who haven't previously been more than exceptional humans (like Batman) are suddenly jacked and vastly powerful. Superheroes are becoming godlike because their audiences want gods. Or, maybe, God.

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'Rage Yoga' is Now a Thing Apparently

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Study Discovers What Creeps Us Out and Why

The researchers surveyed more than 1,300 people around the world about people and things that creeped them out. Here are some of the results: Clowns, taxidermists, and funeral directors are creepy. So is repeated lip licking, violating personal space, laughing at the wrong times, and steering conversations toward sex. Also creepy: bulging eyes, long fingers, greasy hair, and pale skin. According to Business Insider, 95% of respondents believe creepy people are more likely to be men. And women are more likely to see creepy people as a sexual threat.

Researchers concluded that unpredictability is a big reason why things and people get labeled as creepy. As the study puts it, being creeped out is an evolved response that "enables us to maintain vigilance during times of uncertainty." Researcher Francis McAndrew tells Business Insider their research shows a creepy trait is "anything that would make you unsure of what the person would do next."

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A Beaver Reportedly Took a Man Hostage in Latvia

(thanks to Curmudgeon)

The Walking Trees

These are the "walking palm trees" of Ecuador. Each year, they could walk as much as 20 meters. Slower than the Ents from Lord of the Rings but, well, real.

"As the soil erodes, the tree grows new, long roots that find new and more solid ground, sometimes up to 20m," Peter Vrsansky, a palaeobiologist from the Earth Science Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava, tells the BBC. "Then, slowly, as the roots settle in the new soil and the tree bends patiently toward the new roots, the old roots slowly lift into the air. The whole process for the tree to relocate to a new place with better sunlight and more solid ground can take a couple of years."

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Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [433 comments] 'Ricardo Kill' [60.81 posts/day]
2 [367 comments] 'Christopher Taylor'
3 [348 comments] 'Skip'
4 [339 comments] 'AmeriDan'
5 [339 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
6 [335 comments] 'Bruce With a Wang!'
7 [315 comments] 'Nevergiveup'
8 [288 comments] 'Vic  We Have No Party'
9 [277 comments] '@votermom'
10 [272 comments] 'Bertram Cabot Jr.'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [85 names] 'The Political Hat' [11.94 unique names/day]
2 [82 names] 'zombie Prince'
3 [51 names] 'John McCain'
4 [46 names] 'andycanuck'
5 [44 names] 'Bill in Chappaqua'
6 [39 names] 'Bertram Cabot Jr.'
7 [35 names] 'TeamRawDog'
8 [34 names] 'Turd Ferguson'
9 [32 names] 'In Vino Veritits'
10 [31 names] 'garrett'

The group. Banned on 12 universities.

Where it's at - the Twitter

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Comments

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1 Foist?

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 24, 2016 11:34 PM (YLidQ)

2 Nah, am I first?

Posted by: Farmer at April 24, 2016 11:35 PM (o/90i)

3 That was a quickie.

Posted by: Ralph at April 24, 2016 11:36 PM (LKWuH)

4 LOL, WTG Tim. You beat that bastardfirstist Skip.

Posted by: Farmer at April 24, 2016 11:36 PM (o/90i)

5 Yo!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 24, 2016 11:36 PM (9ltS8)

6 Happy-ish Game of Throne, Season 6 Day !!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Album Cover Critic ... at April 24, 2016 11:37 PM (AoK0a)

7 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 24, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

8 First, I would like to confirm that mine was not the initial comment on this thread.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 24, 2016 11:39 PM (McRlu)

9 I posted to the dead thread, so I'll post it again:

***

FTLOG.

Did anyone else watch the new CNN show 'United Shades of America'?

I still can't get my head straight after watching it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2016 11:39 PM (SEXy3)

10 Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend

I thought he put her in a trunk in his closet.

Posted by: rickl at April 24, 2016 11:40 PM (sdi6R)

11 10?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 24, 2016 11:40 PM (kP16F)

12 Superheroes are becoming godlike because their audiences want gods. Or, maybe, God.

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I can help a bit with that. Save you a shit ton in ticket prices as well.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 24, 2016 11:41 PM (hlMPp)

13 Well, well, well......what have we, here?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 24, 2016 11:41 PM (EzgxV)

14 GoT was a little meh

Posted by: NCKate at April 24, 2016 11:41 PM (O46jc)

15 Hey everybody.

I remember years ago, hearing that Gloria Vanderbilt actually lived (or at least, owned a home) in the country club neighborhood nearby me. Was never able to verify anything however.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 24, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

16 []

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 24, 2016 11:42 PM (kP16F)

17 Beaver - taking men hostage since Eve tempted Adam.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2016 11:43 PM (0mRoj)

18 14 GoT was a little meh
Posted by: NCKate at April 24, 2016 11:41 PM (O46jc)

Not as many floppy wieners this episode?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 24, 2016 11:44 PM (0mRoj)

19 Do rage yogis do the downward facing f..k you?

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2016 11:44 PM (4rzL1)

20 I told you Maetenloch would go stompy.

Is Charles Arthur Floyd a serial killer? The Quotes of the Day II made me laugh.

Posted by: L, Elle at April 24, 2016 11:44 PM (Gzt/W)

21 First, I would like to confirm that mine was not the initial comment on this thread.

I'm sorry, but accurate record keeping is a sign of white, cis-normative, male privilege and acts as a micro-aggression.

Please delete your comment and remember to think of others to maintain our communal sense of safe space.

Posted by: Adriane the Album Cover Critic ... at April 24, 2016 11:44 PM (AoK0a)

22 more liberals need this kinda wake up call

http://tinyurl.com/j8lv5lk

Posted by: jimmytheclaw at April 24, 2016 11:45 PM (A9+EM)

23 So brackets in effect again. Good to know

Posted by: L, Elle at April 24, 2016 11:45 PM (Gzt/W)

24 Marvel and Warner Bros:

If the trends reverse and you need a hero with a middle-age spread, call me.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at April 24, 2016 11:45 PM (rJUlF)

25 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news .

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11602

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 24, 2016 11:46 PM (vBeA5)

26 That was a quickie.


Posted by: Ralph


THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 24, 2016 11:46 PM (+1T7c)

27 So... Game Of Thrones is back.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 24, 2016 11:46 PM (6FqZa)

28 Something about all those 1970s doomsday predictions reminds me of similar hysterical, pseudoscientific claims being made today...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 24, 2016 11:47 PM (EZebt)

29 I actually had a great weekend.

Bought a used pickup truck for less than three grand, went to the range, and got my hair done.

Now back to work.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 24, 2016 11:47 PM (rlfds)

30 Actually I've often wondered why Superman needed to be buff. His strength wasn't based on physique or musculature.
I skinny guy with a pot belly, no legs and a white guy's ass would have been just as strong.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2016 11:47 PM (4rzL1)

31 So brackets in effect again. Good to know


Posted by: L, Elle


My brackets are the best!!

Posted by: Barack Insane Obama, NCAA Specialist, crumby Prezzident at April 24, 2016 11:48 PM (+1T7c)

32 We had floppy boobies. I'd not recommend these though...

Are we going to have a GOT thread later this week? So spoilers don't get aired for those who haven't seen it?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 24, 2016 11:48 PM (6FqZa)

33
Is Charles Arthur Floyd a serial killer?

You've never heard of Pretty Boy Floyd?
Gangster from the Dillinger era.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 24, 2016 11:48 PM (k4M/B)

34 Bought a used pickup truck for less than three grand, went to the range, and got my hair done.



Now back to work.

Posted by: SMFH

Did you get your hair done at the range? Did it come out in bangs?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 24, 2016 11:49 PM (+1T7c)

35 And gonna repost this in the morning but I figure I'd drop it here as well. Any prayerererers in here please send up one for my mother. Pain in her leg for years and it's getting way worse. Tried everything, (she never complains but has been lately.). So I know it's bad.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 24, 2016 11:49 PM (hlMPp)

36 Did you get your hair done at the range? Did it come out in bangs?

groan...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 24, 2016 11:49 PM (6FqZa)

37 4 [339 comments] 'AmeriDan'


I won forth place? Me? Oh, you like me! YOU REALLY LIKE ME!!!

***Maet wispers in ear***

So it's not a popularity contest? Fine, I take my victories when I can get them.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 24, 2016 11:50 PM (Lj6uo)

38 Somebody else is called pretty boy?

Posted by: Mghorning at April 24, 2016 11:50 PM (fpJ5c)

39 Yeah bossy...I got my hair done at the range.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 24, 2016 11:50 PM (rlfds)

40 A walking tree would creep me out.

One in a clown get-up would really do it.

Pretty sure I could outrun it though.

Posted by: eman at April 24, 2016 11:51 PM (MQEz6)

41 Sunday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724274787116290049

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724274910223323137

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724275061461532672

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724275191283593217

Posted by: kbdabear at April 24, 2016 11:51 PM (AIXq+)

42 33
Is Charles Arthur Floyd a serial killer?


Gangster. Public Enemy Number 1. Pretty good work if you can get it.

I'm not so sure about being Private Enemy Number 1.

Posted by: Sir Explain-a-lot at April 24, 2016 11:51 PM (J3UIw)

43 My online friend Rob Solomon has written some great stuff about how Vegas is... well, not what it used to be. Hope people will check them out, they're at his blog. (He's also fond of adding kbdabear-style pics to every one of his columns, if that helps.) :-)

He's particularly annoyed (and with good reason, I have to admit) about MGM now charging for parking... which is going to lead to everyone else in Vegas charging for parking. I guess now would be a good time to invest in the city's casino shuttle services.

Anyway, it's a two-part post so here they are.

http://robvegaspoker.blogspot.com/2016/04/
vegas-aint-what-it-used-to-be-part-1.html

http://robvegaspoker.blogspot.com/2016/04/
corporations-ruining-Vegas.html

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 24, 2016 11:52 PM (ntObR)

44 36,

Ikr

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 24, 2016 11:52 PM (rlfds)

45 Public Animal Number Nine

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 24, 2016 11:52 PM (k4M/B)

46 "Why Are Our Male Superheroes are Getting Physically Bigger?"

Oh, it's nothing so deep as "We want them to be God". It's simply a matter of the artist, directors, producers, etc. all competing to make *their* version of the superhero in question bigger and tougher and more badass than the previous version. That's it.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 24, 2016 11:53 PM (9ltS8)

47 Just padding my stats for next week. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 24, 2016 11:53 PM (Lj6uo)

48 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 24, 2016 11:53 PM (YJmuy)

49 SMFH. So, you got a Tactical Haircut, eh? The old Bayonette Bouffant, or just simple Helmet Hair?

*runs*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 24, 2016 11:53 PM (McRlu)

50 Sunday Night ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724275327447535616

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724275478224314368

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724275620348346368

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724275760467447808

Posted by: kbdabear at April 24, 2016 11:53 PM (AIXq+)

51 45 Public Animal Number Nine
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 24, 2016 11:52 PM (k4M/B)

Number 9.

Number 9.

Number 9.

Number 9.

Posted by: The White Album at April 24, 2016 11:53 PM (J3UIw)

52 I thought he put her in a trunk in his closet.

Posted by: rickl at April 24, 2016 11:40 PM (sdi6R)


Not everybody has the benefit of an outdoor compost pile.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 24, 2016 11:54 PM (UsLZp)

53 29 I actually had a great weekend.

Bought a used pickup truck for less than three grand, went to the range, and got my hair done.

Now back to work.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 24, 2016 11:47 PM (rlfds)


Less than $3K???? Texas IS the land of plenty!!! You wouldn't believe what they try to get for a used car around here.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 24, 2016 11:54 PM (EzgxV)

54 Wait till the walking trees start throwing apples.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 24, 2016 11:54 PM (k4M/B)

55 Serious subject matter this evening.

Beats naked yoko tho

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 24, 2016 11:54 PM (voOPb)

56 *eyes Jim*

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 24, 2016 11:54 PM (rlfds)

57 "Bought a used pickup truck for less than three grand, went to the range, and got my hair done."

*sings* One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 24, 2016 11:55 PM (9ltS8)

58 Sunday Night ONT Compliance Pics - 3

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724276038256209921

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724276261758078977

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/724276518965399552

Posted by: kbdabear at April 24, 2016 11:55 PM (AIXq+)

59 []

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 24, 2016 11:56 PM (kP16F)

60 Good evening.. (spoken in my best Hitchcock voice..)

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at April 24, 2016 11:56 PM (UpGcq)

61 Was the name of the range beauty parlor "Curl Up and Die"?

Posted by: Baron bon Mot at April 24, 2016 11:56 PM (J3UIw)

62 Sneaky bracket avoidance.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 24, 2016 11:56 PM (k4M/B)

63 See, you smart guys always make me feel dumb. I'm so weak on history. And then Ace with his science posts on top of that. This blog makes me feel inadequate.

Sounds like a really bad guy.

Posted by: L, Elle at April 24, 2016 11:56 PM (Gzt/W)

64 Ya gotta give the Erf Day co-founder credit for recycling his ex-girlfriend, so to speak.

That, and the electric chair, but mostly...

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 24, 2016 11:57 PM (gyKtp)

65 Something about all those 1970s doomsday predictions reminds me of similar hysterical, pseudoscientific claims being made today...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 24, 2016 11:47 PM (EZebt)


And by the same damned people, in many cases.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 24, 2016 11:57 PM (UsLZp)

66 Serious subject matter this evening.

Beats naked yoko tho
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Please to elaborate so that I can make lots of pithy replies.

**sets clicker counter**

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 24, 2016 11:57 PM (Lj6uo)

67 53 29 I actually had a great weekend.

Bought a used pickup truck for less than three grand, went to the range, and got my hair done.

Now back to work.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 24, 2016 11:47 PM (rlfds)


Less than $3K???? Texas IS the land of plenty!!! You wouldn't believe what they try to get for a used car around here.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 24, 2016 11:54 PM (EzgxV)

How much you shoot SMFH?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 24, 2016 11:57 PM (voOPb)

68 It's simply a matter of the artist, directors,
producers, etc. all competing to make *their* version of the superhero
in question bigger and tougher and more badass than the previous
version. That's it.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert

Not a superhero, but the movie version of Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) is a lot smaller than the actual fictional character.

Way back when, Daman Wayans created "HandyMan", a sort of handicapped superhero (funny but certainly not PC these days) on the old "In Living Color" TV show.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 24, 2016 11:58 PM (+1T7c)

69 65 Something about all those 1970s doomsday predictions reminds me of similar hysterical, pseudoscientific claims being made today...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 24, 2016 11:47 PM (EZebt)


And by the same damned people, in many cases.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 24, 2016 11:57 PM (UsLZp)

Well, them saying "everything is great, like everyone else thinks" will get them neither prestige nor influence.

Posted by: Baron bon Mot at April 24, 2016 11:58 PM (J3UIw)

70 Woody Guthrie's take on Pretty Boy Floyd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdeTr3lWPnY

Posted by: rickl at April 24, 2016 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

71 Hello tree walkers.

Posted by: ThunderB at April 24, 2016 11:59 PM (zOTsN)

72 That clown picture is creepy as fu k

Posted by: ThunderB at April 24, 2016 11:59 PM (zOTsN)

73 43
qdpsteve, that's a real shame. My dad used to go to Vegas on business occasionally - we're talking more than 40 years ago - and my mom loves to reminisce about the 50 cent shrimp cocktails you could get back then. They didn't gamble but enjoyed the fringe benefits.

Posted by: Dr Alice at April 25, 2016 12:00 AM (Vycn3)

74 It's a 1998 Chevy...not much to look at, but it's 4wd and it runs great, cooth.

Will be putting it thru its paces on the tank trails next weekend.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 25, 2016 12:00 AM (rlfds)

75 Actually I've often wondered why Superman needed to be buff. His strength wasn't based on physique or musculature.
I skinny guy with a pot belly, no legs and a white guy's ass would have been just as strong.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 24, 2016 11:47 PM (4rzL1)


Good observation. Actually, a lot of the "science" in Superman's back story is self-contradictory, and laughably bad.


I think I saw an estimate somewhere, that given the apparent abundance of Kryptonite on Earth and elsewhere, the planet Krypton would have had to the size of an entire galaxy before it exploded.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 12:01 AM (UsLZp)

76 YO

*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 12:02 AM (Lj6uo)

77 How much you shoot SMFH?

---

Enough to put a grin on my face

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 25, 2016 12:02 AM (rlfds)

78 SMFH is it extended cab? I have a 98 Chevy Ext Cab great set of wheels

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 25, 2016 12:02 AM (voOPb)

79 "Way back when, Daman Wayans created "HandyMan", a
sort of handicapped superhero (funny but certainly not PC these days) on
the old "In Living Color" TV show.


Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American"

And before that, Monty Python had "Bicycle Repair Man", who lived in a world completed populated by Supermen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEX0KfKi2XE

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 25, 2016 12:02 AM (9ltS8)

80 Wasn't Vegas a lot more affordable when the mob ran it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 25, 2016 12:03 AM (k4M/B)

81 I think I saw an estimate somewhere, that given the apparent abundance
of Kryptonite on Earth and elsewhere, the planet Krypton would have had
to the size of an entire galaxy before it exploded.


It put on a lot of weight near the end.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 25, 2016 12:03 AM (YJmuy)

82 He's particularly annoyed (and with good reason, I
have to admit) about MGM now charging for parking... which is going to
lead to everyone else in Vegas charging for parking. I guess now would
be a good time to invest in the city's casino shuttle services.


Posted by: qdpsteve

WTF? We haven't been to Vegas in maybe 6 years, but we always rent a car when there and drive from one casino to another, taking advantage of the free valet parking.. a tip is all you need to get your car and be on your way..

I really wonder if all the hotels will follow suit..

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at April 25, 2016 12:03 AM (UpGcq)

83 Dr Alice, that's exactly what author Rob says his parents used to do; drive up to Vegas (this was before I-15), stay during the week when rates were super-cheap, lounge at the pool, eat at the buffets.

Rob says his parents used to say, it was cheaper than *staying at home.*

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:04 AM (ntObR)

84 .....the planet Krypton would have had to the size of an entire galaxy before it exploded.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I had a hotel there, and it was....YUGE! Classy, exciting. Then the whole place blew up. And I did not get a tax write off for the loss because it was not in the US. That Superman owes me something.

Posted by: Donald Trump, real estate mogul at April 25, 2016 12:04 AM (+1T7c)

85 What's this about Earth Day cofounder composted his girlfriend? Who was that?

On the first Earth Day our history teacher took us out and we picked up trash, nothing wrong w/ that.

I'm a conservative, and as I've said before...part of my philosophy is conserving our resources and then using them to the best advantage for mankind.

Since then, a lot of perversion of the idea of conserving the planet has morphed into some bizarre idea that "Mother Gaia" is more important in some perverse way than the Humans who inhabit the Earth.

Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 12:04 AM (o/90i)

86 Yes, it's an extended cab.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 25, 2016 12:04 AM (rlfds)

87 "Enough to put a grin on my face

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain"

Not a "Creeps us out" grin, I hope?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 25, 2016 12:04 AM (9ltS8)

88 He's particularly annoyed (and with good reason, I have to admit) about MGM now charging for parking... which is going to lead to everyone else in Vegas charging for parking. I guess now would be a good time to invest in the city's casino shuttle services.

Anyway, it's a two-part post so here they are.

http://robvegaspoker.blogspot.com/2016/04/
vegas-aint-what-it-used-to-be-part-1.html

http://robvegaspoker.blogspot.com/2016/04/
corporations-ruining-Vegas.html

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 24, 2016 11:52 PM (ntObR)


Locals rarely go the the strip. By making it harder to rent a car to get around, they increase the money going to cabs, the monorail, and their own shuttle services.

Posted by: The Vegas at April 25, 2016 12:04 AM (vBeA5)

89 Good evening everyone

SMFH, of course your comment got some great replies because of your list of activities, but when one gets to your nic, it all makes sense.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 25, 2016 12:05 AM (hipNa)

90 Chitown, yup.

MGM Grand now charges for parking... so people will park next door at another casino's garage for free. Then that casino will start charging, and so on and so forth. Rob's also heard that the only way to get it comped is if you're a high roller in a ridonkulously high 'rewards' tier, such as Platinum and above.

Frustrating. But I'm still going to go again in my life, at least once, if it kills me. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:05 AM (ntObR)

91 Wasn't Vegas a lot more affordable when the mob ran it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 25, 2016 12:03 AM (k4M/B)


The mob were professionals and gentlemen.

Posted by: The Vegas Hat at April 25, 2016 12:06 AM (vBeA5)

92 *grins at Asheville*

Moi?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 25, 2016 12:06 AM (rlfds)

93 74 It's a 1998 Chevy...not much to look at, but it's 4wd and it runs great, cooth.

Will be putting it thru its paces on the tank trails next weekend.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 25, 2016 12:00 AM (rlfds)



The Cthulhumobile is a 1994 Honda Accord Wagon.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 12:06 AM (EzgxV)

94 Bertram, yup re the mob. Read Part 2. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)

95 Since then, a lot of perversion of the idea of conserving the planet has morphed into some bizarre idea that "Mother Gaia" is more important in some perverse way than the Humans who inhabit the Earth.
Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 12:04 AM (o/90i)


The Pope should read Genesis and learn the definition of dominion as in have dominion over the earth

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 25, 2016 12:06 AM (voOPb)

96 Wasn't Vegas a lot more affordable when the mob ran it?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.

Never been there, so I can't give an insightful reply.

I have heard that what happens in Vagas, stays in Vagas!

*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 12:07 AM (Lj6uo)

97 MGM Grand now charges for parking... so people will park next door at another casino's garage for free. Then that casino will start charging, and so on and so forth. Rob's also heard that the only way to get it comped is if you're a high roller in a ridonkulously high 'rewards' tier, such as Platinum and above.

Frustrating. But I'm still going to go again in my life, at least once, if it kills me. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:05 AM (ntObR)


The strip casinos cater to the whales.

Off-strip casinos, and to a degree downtown, tend to cater to minnows.

Posted by: The Vegas Hat at April 25, 2016 12:07 AM (vBeA5)

98 "As the soil erodes, the tree grows new, long roots that find new and more solid ground, sometimes up to 20m," Peter Vrsansky, a palaeobiologist from the Earth Science Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava, tells the BBC. "Then, slowly, as the roots settle in the new soil and the tree bends patiently toward the new roots, the old roots slowly lift into the air. The whole process for the tree to relocate to a new place with better sunlight and more solid ground can take a couple of years."

That's not creepy. At all.

Posted by: rickl at April 25, 2016 12:07 AM (sdi6R)

99 I posted this in the Book Thread but I think it bears repeating and I'm sure the ONT Horde will find it entertaining and perhaps a challenge.
----
Solicitation for short stories along the lines of "People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror!"

Submissions are open to anybody who self-identifies as a person of color.

Deadline is May 15th. Pay is 8 cents/word or may payout of $600.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7jlso8

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:07 AM (5Innn)

100 The mob were professionals and gentlemen.





Posted by: The Vegas Hat


....and only occasionally killed people that got out of hand.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 25, 2016 12:08 AM (+1T7c)

101 "Submissions are open to anybody who self-identifies as a person of color."

I turn red a lot when I read the news.

Posted by: Baron bon Mot at April 25, 2016 12:08 AM (J3UIw)

102 RWC prayers for your mom

Posted by: ThunderB at April 25, 2016 12:09 AM (zOTsN)

103
I have heard that what happens in Vagas, stays in Vagas!

Unless you are Bill Bennett.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 25, 2016 12:09 AM (k4M/B)

104 Apropos of non-binary critters, where is the daily Gender-Neutral Kitteh pic?

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 25, 2016 12:09 AM (3C9q2)

105 Heh Anna...

Sounds interesting...might have to look into that.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 25, 2016 12:09 AM (rlfds)

106 RWC, prayers for relief from pain, strength to endure, and peace overall for your mom.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 25, 2016 12:11 AM (hipNa)

107 I can't pass up the opportunity to be possibly the first moron ever to link both Woody Guthrie and Frank Sinatra in the same thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJpGHR6ofus

Hey, it ties into the Vegas theme.

Posted by: rickl at April 25, 2016 12:12 AM (sdi6R)

108 >>>>tree grows new, long roots that find new and more solid ground, sometimes up to 20m," Peter Vrsansky, a palaeobiologist from the Earth Science Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava, tells the BBC. "Then, slowly, as the roots settle in the new soil and the tree bends patiently toward the new roots, the old roots slowly lift into the air. The whole process for the tree to relocate to a new place with better sunlight and more solid ground can take a couple of years."


Oaks, maples, Rush

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 25, 2016 12:13 AM (voOPb)

109 That clown picture is creepy as fu k

You want creepy? Be glad Maet didn't post a photo of TFG.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 25, 2016 12:13 AM (3C9q2)

110 Seeing all the BS that POS Obama is foisting on the country at an ever greater pace and to delight of liberals has me convinced after the election he is going to pull some stunt like declare he is a Muslim. But not in a way that would require any lifestyle sacrifice. But just to be an ass and the first Muslim president and tolerance. Or maybe trangender, which I could believe. Something to flip the bird to non-liberals and what is left of America.

Posted by: Ripley at April 25, 2016 12:13 AM (0vsws)

111 Been to Vegas twice. Once in 85 and again in 95. Had more fun in 95. I know they have torn down quite a few casinos since. Is the Tropicana still around and did they keep that groovy Dune light/sign? I know Dune is long gone but I dug that sign and the way it lit up.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 25, 2016 12:13 AM (NGd+i)

112 Puddleglum, as i understand it, Dunes is now Bellagio.

Not sure if they kept the sign, Hat could probably tell you. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

113 The walking trees actually sound pretty cool, I wonder if Tolkien knew about them before he wrote about the ents.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 25, 2016 12:16 AM (hipNa)

114 Locals rarely go the the strip. By making it harder to rent a car to get around, they increase the money going to cabs, the monorail, and their own shuttle services.
Posted by: The Vegas at April 25, 2016 12:04 AM

I read something about the casinos off the strip that locals went because of better odds. We stayed at one of them once, south and off the Strip? Any idea what chain I'm talking about?

Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 12:17 AM (o/90i)

115 Keep on trucking.

Posted by: The Ents at April 25, 2016 12:18 AM (oifcv)

116 I read something about the casinos off the strip
that locals went because of better odds. We stayed at one of them once,
south and off the Strip? Any idea what chain I'm talking about?



Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 12:17 AM (o/90i)

Probably over on Fremont Street.

Posted by: Sixkiller at April 25, 2016 12:18 AM (pcyHg)

117 Slowly I turn...

Posted by: Walking Tree at April 25, 2016 12:18 AM (k4M/B)

118 SMFH I hope you take them to the cleaners.

The Prog-Soc Left is so far around the Looney Bend, I have trouble grokking if they still have a frame of reference.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:19 AM (5Innn)

119 Farmer, the Station Casinos, I believe, are the ones with the great following from locals.

Many of their casinos have "Station" in their name, I believe. Palace Station, Santa Fe Station...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:19 AM (ntObR)

120 85 farmer,


It's Einhorn murdered his gal pal and composted her in his place.

I was a conservationalist, I am not a Goreon.

Posted by: Sven10077 at April 25, 2016 12:19 AM (g8Hfr)

121 I hope so too, Anna...giggling to myself as I jot down some ideas.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 25, 2016 12:20 AM (rlfds)

122 Prince!

Posted by: Purple Urn at April 25, 2016 12:21 AM (gwG9s)

123 106 RWC, prayers for relief from pain, strength to endure, and peace overall for your mom.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 25, 2016 12:11 AM (hipNa)

Thank you.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 25, 2016 12:21 AM (hlMPp)

124 "Hey now, I'm an Ace star,
Got my name up, got laid.

Ok, so I'm lying,
Never got laid, no way.

But all my comments are gold."

*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 12:21 AM (Lj6uo)

125 The prep work for the upcoming 9-Dash-Line War continues unabated.

China to build up atoll in contested South China Sea, source says

http://tinyurl.com/hw369l5

Posted by: Thrawn at April 25, 2016 12:21 AM (h6D4A)

126 SMFH are the crackers coming to get you???

I mean the saltines that is...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:22 AM (5Innn)

127 He locked her body in a trunk he kept in a closet. I believe he left it when he moved and the new occupants discovered her mummified body

Ira Einhorn. Never be murdered in Philly. They will never get your killer

Posted by: ThunderB at April 25, 2016 12:23 AM (zOTsN)

128 Goddamned phone...

Farmer Maet speaks of "the unicorn killer" aka Ira Einhorn who murdered Holly Maddux...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Einhorn

Work of art, like Barry's bud Billy Ayers.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 25, 2016 12:24 AM (g8Hfr)

129 115 Keep on trucking.
Posted by: The Ents at April 25, 2016 12:18 AM (oifcv)

I wish this damned tree growing out of my head could move on its own.

Posted by: Fallout Harold at April 25, 2016 12:24 AM (h6D4A)

130 Never forget who got the Unicorn Killer the ability to get out on bail, Arlen Specter.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:25 AM (5Innn)

131 127 Posted by: ThunderB at April 25, 2016 12:23 AM (zOTsN)


Then count on Fwance to try to protect your hippy murderous ass b/c God forbid you face life in prison w/o parole or *gasp* the dreaded death penalty...

fricking moonbats.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 25, 2016 12:25 AM (g8Hfr)

132 The MGM properties are run like a bunch of hoity toity joints -- I recall when the Beau Rivage opened in Biloxi; they got rid of the poker room after just a few months because they didn't like the way poker players dressed. They also thought they wouldn't need the locals trade.

Yeah. Now they have a poker room again, and hold locals tourneys, and so forth. But they still do stuff that is more high brow, and charge for the meals and rooms accordingly.

But I wouldn't sweat the parking thingie. Competition is still fierce in Vegas, and soon there will be billboards advertising "Still Free Parking" to try and lure MGM players away.

Harrahs in New Orleans charges a ton for parking, but hey, they are the only game in town.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 25, 2016 12:25 AM (gyKtp)

133 #75

I think Larry Niven raised the issue of the ridiculous amount of kryptonite that had found its way to Earth

One explanation that was used for a while, created by John Byrne IIRC, was that the FTL wormhole Jor El created to get the infant Superman to Earth in a reasonable time frame (and also how he was able to know so much about Earth despite the distance) also resulted in a good tonnage of Krypton's core following through the portal and eventually getting pulled into the gravity well in chunks large enough to survive the fall through the atmosphere.

Another writer theorized that there then had to be a lot of kryptonite particles just wafting about the Earth's atmosphere and limiting the level of any Kryptonian's power and enough of it might force them to leave entirely or be slowly poisoned.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:26 AM (IdCqF)

134 130 Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:25 AM (5Innn)


"Prosecuting asshole democrat activists is not who we are...."

//Snarlin' Arlen

Posted by: sven10077 at April 25, 2016 12:26 AM (g8Hfr)

135 Regarding China:

China is ramping up, while our Navy is taking to the fainting couches over the word 'woman'.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 25, 2016 12:26 AM (rlfds)

136 Ira Einhorn. Never be murdered in Philly. They will never get your killer


Well they did get him, eventually. He was "hiding" in France. The French were, well, the French. He was hiding from those cowboy, imperialists, Americans, etc.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 25, 2016 12:27 AM (NGd+i)

137 So, submissions are open to anyone and the topic is open to broad interpretation. If I had more time on my hands, it might be fun to pursue.

Many who post here could do very well with this I think.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 25, 2016 12:27 AM (hipNa)

138 LOL Anna!

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 25, 2016 12:27 AM (rlfds)

139 RWC prayers for your mom
Posted by: ThunderB at April 25, 2016 12:09 AM

Ditto here RWC.

My Mom had such issues for yrs too, it's hard to deal w/. Surely for them, as I now experience the same, but also as their kids.

I'm not sure that made any sense, but you all get my drift.

OK, pretend I'm Prince and just don't make any sense.

Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 12:28 AM (o/90i)

140 RWC, prayers :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:28 AM (ntObR)

141 >>>>Unicorn Killer the ability to get out on bail, Arlen Specter.
----
Long may he rot in hell

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 25, 2016 12:29 AM (voOPb)

142 I read something about the casinos off the strip that locals went because of better odds. We stayed at one of them once, south and off the Strip? Any idea what chain I'm talking about?

Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 12:17 AM (o/90i)


Most likely either, Southpoint or M

Posted by: The Vegas Hat at April 25, 2016 12:29 AM (vBeA5)

143 @30 Actually I've often wondered why Superman needed to be buff. His strength wasn't based on physique or musculature.
I skinny guy with a pot belly, no legs and a white guy's ass would have been just as strong.
---------------------

Originally, his strength was based on his musculature. IIRC, the rationale given by the original creators was that Krypton was a world with gravity heavier than Earth. The current explanation (i.e. energy fields and yellow solar radiation) didn't come about until much later.

Posted by: junior at April 25, 2016 12:30 AM (fgd5X)

144 RWC prayers sent, wife 10077 is paging me to bed so I may hang on the tablet...

Einhorn was sort of the prototype hipster douchenozzle.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 25, 2016 12:30 AM (g8Hfr)

145 I think Larry Niven raised the issue of the ridiculous amount of kryptonite that had found its way to Earth

One explanation that was used for a while, created by John Byrne IIRC, was that the FTL wormhole Jor El created to get the infant Superman to Earth in a reasonable time frame (and also how he was able to know so much about Earth despite the distance) also resulted in a good tonnage of Krypton's core following through the portal and eventually getting pulled into the gravity well in chunks large enough to survive the fall through the atmosphere.

Another writer theorized that there then had to be a lot of kryptonite particles just wafting about the Earth's atmosphere and limiting the level of any Kryptonian's power and enough of it might force them to leave entirely or be slowly poisoned.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:26 AM (IdCqF)


In "Superman, Red Son", it is suggested that Krypton was just the Earth in the far distant future.

Posted by: The Sooper Hat at April 25, 2016 12:30 AM (vBeA5)

146 Her friends and family immediately suspected he killed her


Police did nothing, and didn't search the apartment they shared until neighbor's complained about her fluids leaking thru the ceiling

Then he went to France

Posted by: ThunderB at April 25, 2016 12:30 AM (zOTsN)

147 143 Posted by: junior at April 25, 2016 12:30 AM (fgd5X)


Now he is a living solar capacitor and his powers are in no small part Telekinetic based...

6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other...

DC has already largely lost me and Marvel may well yet succeed as well.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 25, 2016 12:31 AM (g8Hfr)

148 18 months missing and they never searched the apartment

Posted by: ThunderB at April 25, 2016 12:32 AM (zOTsN)

149 Nite Horde

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 25, 2016 12:32 AM (voOPb)

150 *scratches FireSide Fiction off*

Open submission until April 30th. But the guy who will reviewing the stories is known for 'social justice' so negative Ghost Rider that pattern is no joy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:32 AM (5Innn)

151 There is a Lenny Bruce quote in this article that also strike me as remarkable in its timeliness.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hgnb2k4

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:32 AM (IdCqF)

152 146 Posted by: ThunderB at April 25, 2016 12:30 AM (zOTsN)


He had mad level Donkey party connections....

and in Donkey town Donkey types with favor get away with murder happily...

Ted Kennedy COME ON DOWN!

Posted by: sven10077 at April 25, 2016 12:32 AM (g8Hfr)

153 Good night MisHum

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 25, 2016 12:33 AM (hipNa)

154 Another writer theorized that there then had to be a lot of kryptonite particles just wafting about the Earth's atmosphere and limiting the level of any Kryptonian's power and enough of it might force them to leave entirely or be slowly poisoned.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:26 AM (IdCqF)


I pretty distinctly remember Jor-El putting his infant son into a small rocket, and launching it into space, that illustration courtesy of a '50's-vintage Superman comic book that flashed back to his origins. No FTL wormhole then. And I don't know if Jor-El, back then, knew where, if anyplace, his infant son would land, only that he'd escape the doom of Krypton.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 12:33 AM (UsLZp)

155 If you're reading this thread, Weirddave, I've just sent a Diplomacy-related email to you to Ace's email address for the HQ that as a cob I'm assuming you can access. It's a couple of maps.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 25, 2016 12:33 AM (jVvcc)

156 Reno a few years ago was comfortable.

Never been but Vegas seems out of hand. They want to lock you in to one casino. I resent and resist herding.

Reno has one or two blocks of casinos all across the street from each other. If you're stalled at one just get up and walk across the street; brand new atmosphere.


Posted by: Ralph at April 25, 2016 12:34 AM (HWLn9)

157 China is ramping up, while our Navy is taking to the fainting couches over the word 'woman'.


Posted by: SMFH

The US Navy is going to have a huge problem in 10-12 years, when they start retiring a lot of old hulls, and will have nothing in place to replace them. The idea that we can go on a hundred - hull building spree within the next 10 years defies the present political and economic "real politic".

Maybe a 150 ship navy in 2030?

More fundamental Obama change that you can believe in!!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 25, 2016 12:35 AM (+1T7c)

158 154 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 12:33 AM (UsLZp)


Considering Kal-El's story is a pastiche of Moses, Samson, Jesus, Jon Carter, and Captain Marvel sans overt magic...

"yeah"....

Watching Marlon Brando launch his newborn into space in the 70s flick always makes me tear up....

"anywhere but here boy"

*boom*

Posted by: sven10077 at April 25, 2016 12:36 AM (g8Hfr)

159 "I would be with a bunch of Kennedy fans watching the debate and their comment would be, "He's really slaughtering Nixon." Then we would all go to another apartment, and the Nixon fans would says, "How do you like the shellacking he gave Kennedy?" And then I realized that each group loved their candidate so that a guy would have to be this blatant - he would have to look into the camera and say: "I am a thief, a crook, do you hear me, I am the worst choice you could ever make for the Presidency!" And even then his following would say, "Now there's an honest man for you. It takes a big guy to admit that. There's the kind of guy we need for President."

Lenny Bruce

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:37 AM (IdCqF)

160 I'm happy to say that when I lived in a second floor apartment, my downstairs neighbor never had body fluids leaking through her ceiling.

I mean, that's what plastic trash bags are for, amirite?

Posted by: rickl at April 25, 2016 12:37 AM (sdi6R)

161 Wasn't Einhorn the police lieutenant in Ace Ventura?

Posted by: ESPN would give her/him a medal at April 25, 2016 12:38 AM (NzuNt)

162 I mean, that's what plastic trash bags are for, amirite?

Posted by: rickl at April 25, 2016 12:37 AM (sdi6R)


You gotta spring for the good ones, though. No store brand.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 12:39 AM (UsLZp)

163 New Orleans had their own Unicorn Killer. He kept telling the family of his girlfriend various stories of where she went. Think even impersonated her via emails. But after Katrina people found in the middle of the street a trunk with a body in it. And the guy was caught and convicted, he lacked the Unicorn Killer's gannections obviously.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:39 AM (5Innn)

164 #154

It was established pretty far back that Jor El had been observing Earth and chose it as a place where the kid could pass for one of the locals.

The FTL aspect came about much later when the average third grader was aware that traveling between star systems in a rocket was completely absurd. The John Byrne version would have been in the mid-80s when he was the lead on the reboot. Some elements of that were picked up by later writers but much was tossed out because Byrne really didn't like that by the 80s it seemed like the only Kryptonians who actually died with the planet were Jor El and Lara.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:42 AM (IdCqF)

165 I can only imagine what the Nawlins killer told the cops.
"Oh you mean THAT trunk with the corpse in it"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 25, 2016 12:42 AM (6FqZa)

166 Farmer, the Station Casinos, I believe, are the ones with the great following from locals.
Many of their casinos have "Station" in their name, I believe. Palace Station, Santa Fe Station...
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:19 AM

That's it! TY.
T

Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 12:43 AM (o/90i)

167 Solicitation for short stories along the lines of "People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror!"
Submissions are open to anybody who self-identifies as a person of color.
Deadline is May 15th. Pay is 8 cents/word or may payout of $600.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7jlso8
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:07 AM (5Innn)


White is all the colors.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 25, 2016 12:43 AM (1D4Ef)

168 I mean, that's what plastic trash bags are for, amirite?
Posted by: rickl at April 25, 2016 12:37 AM (sdi6R)


Plastic bags? PLASTIC bags?

Why, only Gaia killing sociopaths use plastic bags. Why do you think we vote for the $0.05 charge on all plastic bags used in our most morally green city?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2016 12:44 AM (G0QM9)

169 Hey SMFH there's a writing challenge...

How to commit the perfect murder in a Progressive Earth-worshiping city where plastic is outlawed...

'gators would be the answer.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:46 AM (5Innn)

170 Thanks all.

Usually don't ask for prayers and she doesn't either. Stubborn...where did I get that?!?

But she actually asked for them tonight and I told her it won't just be me praying.

Thanks horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 25, 2016 12:46 AM (hlMPp)

171 Here's an example of how hoity toity the Beau Rivage is -- I've stayed at most of the Gulf Coast casino hotels; only the Beau doesn't have an in-room coffee maker.

You can order a carafe from room service for $16 or so, or head downstairs and pay close to $4 for one cup.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 25, 2016 12:46 AM (gyKtp)

172 Anna, I used to tell my boss that if I disappeared while doing field-calls, to tell the sheriff to check for elevated sales of canvas and quicklime.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2016 12:48 AM (G0QM9)

173 The Station casinos are also where working folks from out of town tend to stay. Off the Strip is step 1 to having a chance in hell of getting a room during the week of CES and furthr, a room that won't cost you more than you're being paid to work the show.

Sam's Town is another big one for that purpose. This year we couldn't get room there and end up another mile down Boulder Highway at Arizona Charlie's. The rooms were OK but the restaurant there gave me the worst episode of indigestion I've had in my life to date. There was a brief period when I thought I was in the early stages of a heart attack and should be getting to a hospital. But then I realized that I could breathe and moved without any problem. I was just having a lot of chest pain, like I needed to emit a month's worth of burps.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:49 AM (IdCqF)

174 Well the Beau Rivage has an atrium with live trees, carpet almost everywhere, boutique stores, and those high-end performances. Got to make money somewhere.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:50 AM (5Innn)

175 Ralph, I would LOVE to go to Reno, in fact probably more so than Vegas right now. The Grand Sierra Resort looks especially nice.

I love that you can go nearby to beautiful Lake Tahoe and do outdoorsy stuff, hike, boat, et cetera, and then drive back to Reno and have some great gaming fun. That's a two-fer in my book.

Vegas & Reno are both on my bucket list.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:50 AM (ntObR)

176 But on to fun shit....an 'ettes day of fun is getting their hair done, buying em extended cab Chevy and going to the range.





BRB


*bunk

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 25, 2016 12:50 AM (hlMPp)

177 85 farmer,
It's Einhorn murdered his gal pal and composted her in his place.
I was a conservationalist, I am not a Goreon.
Posted by: Sven10077 at April 25, 2016 12:19 AM

That's who I suspected was being referred to. I never thought that leaving your SO to dessicate I the closet was considered "composting".

Yep Sven...
I was a conservationalist, I am not a Goreon.

^ BINGO

Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 12:51 AM (o/90i)

178 161 Wasn't Einhorn the police lieutenant in Ace Ventura?
Posted by: ESPN would give her/him a medal at April 25, 2016 12:38 AM (NzuNt)

Einhorn is Finkle!

Finkle is Einhorn!

Einhorn is a man!

Oh my God...Einhorn is a man!

*plays The Crying Game music*

http://tinyurl.com/l4jm8fh

Posted by: Fallout Harold at April 25, 2016 12:52 AM (h6D4A)

179 Why do you think we vote for the $0.05 charge on all plastic bags used in our most morally green city?
Posted by: Kindltot
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But, but... use plastic, save a tree...

Posted by: 60's Hippy at April 25, 2016 12:53 AM (Z58Xa)

180 The FTL aspect came about much later when the average third grader was aware that traveling between star systems in a rocket was completely absurd. The John Byrne version would have been in the mid-80s when he was the lead on the reboot. Some elements of that were picked up by later writers but much was tossed out because Byrne really didn't like that by the 80s it seemed like the only Kryptonians who actually died with the planet were Jor El and Lara.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:42 AM (IdCqF)


I sort of figure that anything "Superman" after about 1960 isn't canon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 12:53 AM (UsLZp)

181 btw, they couldn't make the 1st Ace Ventura movie today because of *gasp* transphobia.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 25, 2016 12:53 AM (h6D4A)

182 Good night all.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2016 12:54 AM (5Innn)

183 I shoot Goreons with home made guns.

Posted by: James T. Kirk at April 25, 2016 12:54 AM (k4M/B)

184 The really nice casinos that are halfway close to me are the popular indian ones in SoCal, Pechanga and Morongo. I can get to each one from my home within about 90 minutes.

If anybody here is ever staying at one of them, feel free to ask me for my email and maybe we can work out a mini-meetup of some type. :-)

(My personal recommendation is Pechanga, it's close to the city of Temecula and not nearly as "in-the-middle-of-nowhere" as Morongo, though Morongo also has a far more killer pool and lazy river if you're bringing kids.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:54 AM (ntObR)

185 Night AP

Night horde

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 25, 2016 12:56 AM (hlMPp)

186 #180

The character had only been around about 21 years then. Rather a lot has happened since that called for filling in some details that could no longer be waved off in a world where everybody had watched Star Trek at least a little.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:56 AM (IdCqF)

187 "OK, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going here
Forth place, three to pass, GrammieWinger on the plate.
There's the wind up, and there it is
A comment up the middle, look at him go!

AmeriDan can really fly
He's rounding first and really turning it on now
He's not letting up at all, he's gonna try for second
qbdsteve bobbles the ball out in the center
And here comes the throw and what a throw

Slapweasel will take him down
Here he comes, he's out
No, wait, safe, safe at second base
AmeriDan really makes things happen out there

votermom steps up to the plate
Here's the pitch, he's going
And what a jump he's got
He's trying for third

Here's the throw
It's in the dirt, safe a third
Holy cow, stolen base
He's taking a pretty big lead out there

Almost daring Maet to pick him off
Gram glances over, winds-up and it's bunted
Bunted down the third base line
The suicide squeeze is on

Here he comes, squeeze play, it's gonna be close
Here's the throw, here's the play at the plate
Holy cow, I think he's gonna make it
Stop right there!

I gotta know right now,
Before you climb any higher
Do you love Ace?
Will you love Ace forever?

Will you comment?
Will you still believe him?

Will you click him forever?
Will you talk his advice?

And will you just ignore
His bad pelt lice?


*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 12:57 AM (Lj6uo)

188 157, Bossy Conservative - I think the push toward robotic ships like Boeing's AIP robot sub and the little ASW trimaran (forget the name) are indications that somebody is thinking about future hull shortages. Whether any of this will really work is another question.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at April 25, 2016 12:58 AM (/WPPJ)

189 Epobirs, yikes!! I'll scratch their buffet off my list.

There's actually a restaurant at the MGM Grand in Vegas that is supposed to have just killer beef, Craftsteak. Unfortunately it's one of these places that's minimum $150 a person, everything is a la carte, but they've got the legendary wagyu and kobe cuts.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 12:59 AM (ntObR)

190 The character had only been around about 21 years then. Rather a lot has happened since that called for filling in some details that could no longer be waved off in a world where everybody had watched Star Trek at least a little.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 12:56 AM (IdCqF)


IIRC, Superman debuted pre-WWII, about 1938?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 01:00 AM (UsLZp)

191 Okay, about boats. MIL and FIL want to go on a cruise to Mexico from Long Beach (or so) and want to take the whole damn family. So, lots of us and a few kids, too.

Anybody done this? Any recommendations?

It's for their 50th wedding anniversary, so it should probably be special somehow and also good for keeping kids busy and out of the way....

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 25, 2016 01:01 AM (+YMhA)

192 Also, I was at Blu-Ray.com earlier today. Just off the top of my head, here's some flicks coming to blu-ray soon that I thought horde members might enjoy:

- Howard the Duck
- Xanadu (already out I think)
- The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (original 1974 version)
- Who Slew Auntie Roo?
- Where's Poppa?
- Manhunter
- The In-Laws original 1979 version)
- Dr Strangelove (coming to Criterion)
- Death Wish Part 2
- The Money Pit

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 01:02 AM (ntObR)

193 Welcome home, Humans!

I know you're not very good hunters, so I brought you a still-warm little baby bunny! Here, I'll drop it under your kitchen table for you.

You're welcome! What? You don't want it? You're putting it and me outside? *siiigh* I don't get it. Pathetic humans.

But, okay, I'll eat it.

Posted by: mindful webworker's cat Charlie at April 25, 2016 01:02 AM (lFi5f)

194 Oh, and I forgot: the 1974 thriller about a scientist trying to turn his assistant into a snake, called "Sssssss."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 01:03 AM (ntObR)

195 The Cthulhumobile is a 1994 Honda Accord Wagon.
Posted by: cthulhu
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'95 S-10 is the daily driver. Sunday-go-to-meeting car is '98 LeSabre.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 25, 2016 01:04 AM (Z58Xa)

196 "Submissions are open to anybody who self-identifies as a person of color."

We had some unexpectedly strong sun on Saturday and I was working outside in it for hours. Several parts of me now self-identify as beet red.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 25, 2016 01:05 AM (noWW6)

197 Compted at Harra's. Rented a car and drove the loop from Reno around the lake and back.

Coin collector in my youth always wanted to see Carson City. Nothing burger. The drive also passes the Bunny Ranch an Donner Pass. At the south end of the lake is the Kellogg castle on that little island.
Then rounding the bend on the way back is the CalNeva Casino. It was Sinatra's and the one he refurbished for a Kennedy visit. -he didn't show -
It's also where he and Dean Martin did many memorable shows. Today the room would be called intimate. Also in the ballroom there is a yellow stripe down the middle of the floor - it is the demarcation of California and Nevada.

Posted by: Ralph at April 25, 2016 01:06 AM (HWLn9)

198 191, tcn in AK - just be careful about the shore excursions. Things are particularly bad on the Pacific side cause of the drug trade. As of two years ago or so, lines didn't call at Acapulco and a few other ports.

Check the web and the travel warnings. Sometimes the Brits and Aussies will be less PC than our State Deparynent in their warnings.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at April 25, 2016 01:06 AM (/WPPJ)

199 Ralph, sounds nice. You didn't go to Virginia City to see the Ponderosa? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 01:08 AM (ntObR)

200 Okay, about boats. MIL and FIL want to go on a cruise to Mexico from Long Beach (or so) and want to take the whole damn family. So, lots of us and a few kids, too.
Anybody done this? Any recommendations?

It's for their 50th wedding anniversary, so it should probably be special somehow and also good for keeping kids busy and out of the way....
Posted by: tcn in AK at April 25, 2016 01:01 AM

Sounds cool, but I can't tell, not my family.

I'd go for it.

We are working on making my Dad's 80 a good time for him. This is gonna be tricky.

Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 01:09 AM (o/90i)

201 Look no turning assistant into snakes, zombies, wombats or clowns as per Article 12 of the MSA local 24 contract book.

Posted by: Generic Mad Scientist assistant at April 25, 2016 01:10 AM (oifcv)

202 Also in the ballroom there is a yellow stripe down the middle of the floor - it is the demarcation of California and Nevada.
Posted by: Ralph
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Heh. There's a bar down in Copper Hill, Tennessee, the GA/TN border passes right through the bar, and there is a line painted the floor demarking the two. On the Georgia side, it is dry, so, no beer, but the restrooms are located there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 25, 2016 01:11 AM (Z58Xa)

203 Check the web and the travel warnings. Sometimes the Brits and Aussies will be less PC than our State Deparynent in their warnings.
Posted by: Skookumchuk
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Not safe to travel in North Carolina either.

Posted by: British Foreign Office at April 25, 2016 01:12 AM (Z58Xa)

204 tcn in AK...i did princess cruise, baja, california mexico trip.
my favorite stop was catalina island. i had a beautiful balcony suite and watched the dolphins swimming alongside the ship for most of the trip. i left the sliding glass door open each night and fell asleep to the waves.

stay away from the buffet. tons of great food and drink and room service instead.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 25, 2016 01:13 AM (ceWrl)

205 Ponderosa? Missed it.


re Mexico: Don't


Posted by: Ralph at April 25, 2016 01:13 AM (HWLn9)

206 They're seen, too often, on the floor,
Just inside the office door,
A truly terrifying type of pesk.

But I received a special fright
When I espied one, just tonight.
How did that scorpion get up on my desk?

Posted by: mindful webworker - poet without license at April 25, 2016 01:14 AM (lFi5f)

207 #190

Yes, which already produced a very different character in 1960 than that seen throughout the 40s. Once the can of worms was opened on some aspects, it got really overloaded with complications, like the entire rainbow of kryptonite varieties. It got to the point where at least half or more of the stories revolved around some weird detail out of Superman's past than him interacting with other people to deal with a problem. This was one of the big reasons for the reboot. They wanted to strip away the morass of stuff that had built up over the decade and tell some character driven stories rather than this month's bit of unfinished business from Krypton that wasn't blown to bits with the rest of it.

Part of this was changing the nature of Kryptonian society to explain why they were inclined to do nothing when something was plainly terribly wrong with the planet. This version of Krypton stuck for about a decade until the newer writers just couldn't resist falling back on the old tendency to have Kryptonians show up to be a problem.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 01:15 AM (IdCqF)

208 Heh. I was so exhausted this weekend, I couldn't drag my carcass outta the house to go get my anti-fatigue medicine.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at April 25, 2016 01:16 AM (pu0xA)

209 Also in the ballroom there is a yellow stripe down the middle of the floor - it is the demarcation of California and Nevada.

There's an old story I heard from Papa Basura (grain of salt required) that just after the Cal-Neva was built some guys in suits started poking around with tape measures.

The story goes that they were from Sacramento and had just determined that a small portion of the gambling floor was actually in California.

Apparently it cost more than a few bucks to rip out several rows of slot machines and pay the fines to CA.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 25, 2016 01:17 AM (YJmuy)

210 Gotta say goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2016 01:17 AM (ntObR)

211 The pitiful maligned scorpion.
He just wants to be left alone.
They hide and when they are found
try to waddle away knowing what
dread fate awaits them.


Posted by: Ralph at April 25, 2016 01:17 AM (HWLn9)

212 Farmer, the Station Casinos, I believe, are the ones with the great following from locals.
Many of their casinos have "Station" in their name, I believe. Palace Station, Santa Fe Station...



Green Valley Ranch in Henderson (about 8 miles from the Strip) is the flagship of the Station casinos. It's top-drawer, and the equivalent of anything on the Strip.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2016 01:18 AM (sl+zA)

213 I don't EVER want to live in a place where there are scorpions. Think I'll stay right here in the Northeast.

Posted by: rickl at April 25, 2016 01:18 AM (sdi6R)

214 Part of this was changing the nature of Kryptonian society to explain why they were inclined to do nothing when something was plainly terribly wrong with the planet. This version of Krypton stuck for about a decade until the newer writers just couldn't resist falling back on the old tendency to have Kryptonians show up to be a problem.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 01:15 AM (IdCqF)


Yeah. I read the Wiki article on his history. Basically, Shuster and Siegel were winging it from the git-go.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 01:19 AM (UsLZp)

215 If I could be a tree. I would like to be an oak. Scratch that, I would diffinently choose to be a fescue.

What's that you say? Fescue is grass? Don't try to pour me into your mold, man. I want to be a mighty fescue tree.

*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 01:19 AM (Lj6uo)

216 Crossposted on the travel thread --



178 150 Thanks, cthulhu.

I'm copying all y'all's tips to my notes app.

Posted by: stace at April 24, 2016 05:21 PM (ozZau)



Got another one from the fiancee going to crosspost on the ONT -- the Earl Warren Showgrounds frequently has horse shows in July. They're almost always free, and have the potential to be very fun -- especially the jumping and/or obstacles ("trail riding").



We saw one of the most amazing things ever outside a circus just watching a girls' 12-16 jumping competition. So, here's the setup -- they take the arena and set up a course with, say, 12 "gates". Each gate can be a long jump or a high jump or a double-jump. This kind of event is fun to watch for all ages and genders of riders and shows off the horses to great advantage. The optimal path to take all gates in the correct order is pretty straightforward, so the emphasis is on pacing.



Well, after all contestants had done their first bit, the top contestants were very close, so they needed to do a run-off. Of course, it takes a bunch of time to run 12 gates, so they knocked-down four of them.



Two of the remaining gates were like a "<" -- and we saw several contestants approach from the lower left, jump over the lower gate, then make a circle around to the right to loop around and face the upper gate square-on, then jump it.



And we're watching contestant after contestant do this, until one young lady -- about 14, slight of build, and riding a massive stallion....approached from the lower left, jumped the lower gate, reared the horse up on it's hind legs, and jumped the upper gate sideways like a kangaroo. Everyone in the arena just gasped.



Superb command of the animal, incredible understanding of its strengths and limitations, radical out-of-the-box problem-solving, incredibly courageous.....and probably insanely reckless. And, note, by sacrificing forward momentum for the sideways hop, she actually came in second on time. But a-maz-ing.



It's a memory the fiancee and I will carry with us forever.....because we bothered to show up and watch.


Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:19 AM (EzgxV)

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV)

217 What's that you say? Fescue is grass? Don't try to pour me into your mold, man. I want to be a mighty fescue tree.

*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 01:19 AM (Lj6uo)


(calls for the Birch and Fescue helicopter)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 01:20 AM (UsLZp)

218 Captain Whitebread #24: Marvel and Warner Bros:
If the trends reverse and you need a hero with a middle-age spread, call me.


DC, not Marvel, but if they do the Legion of Super-Heroes, there's always the role of Bouncing Boy....

Posted by: mindful webworker - matter-eater lad! at April 25, 2016 01:23 AM (lFi5f)

219 Green Valley Ranch in Henderson (about 8 miles from the Strip) is the flagship of the Station casinos. It's top-drawer, and the equivalent of anything on the Strip.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2016 01:18 AM

TY for the advice Cicero. We are headed out to the in-laws for his 85th and Mothers Day is Phoenix area.

Wpuld be nice to stop in Vegas if flights work out, we've done that before.

Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 01:23 AM (o/90i)

220 I was afraid of this:

Piketon Massacre: Marijuana 'Grow Operations' Found at Scenes of Family Executions http://nbcnews.to/22ZHVQo

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at April 25, 2016 01:24 AM (Y4Vqx)

221 #190

Thing to remember about 1960 and adventure fiction is nearly every character was a WWII vet, which only required them to be in their mid-30s while having had the opportunity to gain serious combat experience in a conflict without political ramifications. It wasn't until well into the 70s that Marvel stopped pretending characters like Reed Richards and Ben Grimm were WWII vets. (Nick Fury retained that status because he was the star of WWII series while also being the lead of the contemporary SHIELD series, so they eventually made up a reason for his longevity.)

The first major character with a military combat background post-WWII was The Punisher, who was early on established as having honed his skills in Vietnam. As an anti-hero this was fine but writers faced a problem with creating new characters with such skills who had not acquired them in ways frowned upon by the current generation of readers.

Anyway, the point is, in 1960 you could recall pre-WWII as a young adult without being an old fart. It wasn't that big a gap.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 01:27 AM (IdCqF)

222 Hey AOP - Have you ever run into an automotive A/C compressor clutch that seemed particularly small? I want to clutch/de-clutch a shaft using 12V, and very few $, so, junkyard part.

Posted by: British Foreign Office at April 25, 2016 01:29 AM (Z58Xa)

223 (calls for the Birch and Fescue helicopter)
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

*post reply that is witty /current to the times /insightful/ hilariously funny/ and makes everyone reading just want to pause for a moment to reflect on life.*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 01:31 AM (Lj6uo)

224 Oops. Drops phony Brit sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 25, 2016 01:31 AM (Z58Xa)

225 217
What's that you say? Fescue is grass? Don't try to pour me into your mold, man. I want to be a mighty fescue tree.



*click*



Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 01:19 AM (Lj6uo)



I do not consider fescue grass it is an evil trick and sort of poisonous to horses. it will make a pregnant mare abort.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 01:31 AM (cfswg)

226 Bossy Conservative #68 ...Way back when, Daman Wayans created "HandyMan", a sort of handicapped superhero...

What's so odd about that?

Posted by: Professor Xavier, the Chief of Doom Patrol, and Daredevil at April 25, 2016 01:31 AM (lFi5f)

227 I want to clutch/de-clutch a shaft using 12V, and very few $, so, junkyard part.
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Ah, left out, limited space, thus 'small'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 25, 2016 01:32 AM (Z58Xa)

228 (calls for the Birch and Fescue helicopter)
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

*post reply that is witty /current to the times /insightful/ hilariously funny/ and makes everyone reading just want to pause for a moment to reflect on life.*
Posted by: AmeriDan

Oh, and a *click* for #223.

Not to be confused with this *click*.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 01:34 AM (Lj6uo)

229 225 217
What's that you say? Fescue is grass? Don't try to pour me into your mold, man. I want to be a mighty fescue tree.



*click*



Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 01:19 AM (Lj6uo)



I do not consider fescue grass it is an evil trick and sort of poisonous to horses. it will make a pregnant mare abort.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 01:31 AM (cfswg)



Howdy, Gushka!!! Hello also to Grim, Uncle and Niece Horse!



I can't remember when @216 happened -- it's got to be over a decade ago....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

230 As an anti-hero this was fine but writers faced a
problem with creating new characters with such skills who had not
acquired them in ways frowned upon by the current generation of readers.

Anyway, the point is, in 1960 you could recall pre-WWII as a young adult without being an old fart. It wasn't that big a gap.


Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 01:27 AM (IdCqF)

My kid and even Grim say that my generation's worldview and moral expectation set is so different that its like I come from a different planet. I never felt that was so true until now. Now i feel so old and like the world has changed in ways i have a hard time understanding. I talked to my granfathers friend who was in her late nineties, (perhaps near one hundred years old!) and she lamented that she didnt really like our world any more around 2004. I wondered at that. I was watching the clinton impeachment hearings.
I wonder no more. Its like we cant stand moral clarity any more. The thing that struck me about the new star wars was its lack of nobility of Spirit that the first one had. The second thing was the lack of understanding of warrior ethos by the writers. The old comics didnt have that problem.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 01:38 AM (cfswg)

231
Howdy, Gushka!!! Hello also to Grim, Uncle and Niece Horse!







I can't remember when @216 happened -- it's got to be over a decade ago....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

HI!!!! UNcle horse is at school and getting good report cards and he has a new best friend named Floyd. Niece Horse is planning to get pregnant! Hopefully next year we will have babies

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 01:40 AM (cfswg)

232 Gushka - mundus senescit and all that. I hear you.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at April 25, 2016 01:41 AM (pu0xA)

233 230 As an anti-hero this was fine but writers faced a
problem with creating new characters with such skills who had not
acquired them in ways frowned upon by the current generation of readers.

Anyway, the point is, in 1960 you could recall pre-WWII as a young adult without being an old fart. It wasn't that big a gap.


Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 01:27 AM (IdCqF)

My kid and even Grim say that my generation's worldview and moral expectation set is so different that its like I come from a different planet. I never felt that was so true until now. Now i feel so old and like the world has changed in ways i have a hard time understanding. I talked to my granfathers friend who was in her late nineties, (perhaps near one hundred years old!) and she lamented that she didnt really like our world any more around 2004. I wondered at that. I was watching the clinton impeachment hearings.
I wonder no more. Its like we cant stand moral clarity any more. The thing that struck me about the new star wars was its lack of nobility of Spirit that the first one had. The second thing was the lack of understanding of warrior ethos by the writers. The old comics didnt have that problem.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 01:38 AM (cfswg)



The sour fruit of Gramsci's "Long March Through the Institutions" -- kids were taught nothing beyond Zinn.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:42 AM (EzgxV)

234 I want to clutch/de-clutch a shaft using 12V, and very few $, so, junkyard part.
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Ah, left out, limited space, thus 'small'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 25, 2016 01:32 AM (Z58Xa)


I don't know of any A/C clutches that are especially small. Those clutches all have to handle several horsepower at similar RPMs, so they tend to be pretty similar.


Seems to me the mower deck clutch on my Dixon ZTR mower is electric, well, I know it is, and it might be a little smaller than an A/C clutch, and fits on a keyed shaft, and is easier to remove/install than an A/C clutch, which typically needs a special puller.


So if you have a mower or power equipment dealer with a scrapyard attached, try there. Another thought: try Princess Auto. They are a chain of Canadian stores similar to Harbor Freight, but they also sell industrial surplus items. And their entire catalog is on line. http://www.princessauto.com/en/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 01:43 AM (UsLZp)

235 I do not consider fescue grass it is an evil trick and sort of poisonous to horses. it will make a pregnant mare abort.
Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch

Considering your information, and being an animal lover... I shall revert to my original answer and declare that if I were a tree, I would be an oak.

That's saying something too. My family has had at least three horses over the past 20 or so years. I feed them when they (the family) are out of town.

But except for one glorious ride with a niece and her horse, when I rode a horse that didn't mind me riding her that day. We have a deal, I don't ride them, they don't kill me.

*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 01:45 AM (Lj6uo)

236 Nite all, you rock.
Time for bed here, doggehs want to get up too early. Will it be me or J?
Time will tell. Sleep well.
T

Posted by: Farmer at April 25, 2016 01:47 AM (o/90i)

237 231
Howdy, Gushka!!! Hello also to Grim, Uncle and Niece Horse!







I can't remember when @216 happened -- it's got to be over a decade ago....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

HI!!!! UNcle horse is at school and getting good report cards and he has a new best friend named Floyd. Niece Horse is planning to get pregnant! Hopefully next year we will have babies

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 01:40 AM (cfswg)



Awesomesauce!!!!! Does Uncle Horse get to have kitties at his school, or are they waiting for him at home? Does Floyd have kitties? Have you explained the "Birds and the Bees and the Goats" to Niece Horse so that she'll actually be expecting a stallion and not be expecting to manage him in "her" herd?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

238 Regarding the state of the world in general, and this country in particular, there's not much wrong that a really good war or a really bad depression won't fix.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at April 25, 2016 01:49 AM (pu0xA)

239 Man, I looked on eBay, and several other sites, and those electric mower clutches will knock Hell out of a $200 bill.


I have a friend here in Alberta who works on mowers and such as a home-based business. I could ask him if he has any, if it's not a time-sensitive deal for you, Mike.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 01:52 AM (UsLZp)

240 238 Regarding the state of the world in general, and this country in particular, there's not much wrong that a really good war or a really bad depression won't fix.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at April 25, 2016 01:49 AM (pu0xA)



Let me attempt a simplified version of the same thought -- there's nothing much wrong with the world that the eradication of a few million dumbasses wouldn't help.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:54 AM (EzgxV)

241 238 Regarding the state of the world in general, and this country in particular, there's not much wrong that a really good war or a really bad depression won't fix.


Why not both? Add a bit of SMOD and the Yellowstone Caldera erupting, and we'll all have a weenie roast on the embers of Western Civiliation!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 25, 2016 01:54 AM (NGd+i)

242 Regarding the state of the world in general, and this country in particular, there's not much wrong that a really good war or a really bad depression won't fix.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman


I hear ya, Kas. We should discuss this at length over many comments.


*wink to the Hoard*

*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 01:54 AM (Lj6uo)

243 As a funeral director I feel microaggressed by being on that list.

Posted by: Funeral Guy at April 25, 2016 01:55 AM (X9xMc)

244
Superb command of the animal, incredible
understanding of its strengths and limitations, radical out-of-the-box
problem-solving, incredibly courageous.....and probably insanely
reckless. And, note, by sacrificing forward momentum for the sideways
hop, she actually came in second on time. But a-maz-ing.







It's a memory the fiancee and I will carry with us forever.....because we bothered to show up and watch.





Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:19 AM (EzgxV)

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV)

Hey Coothie! I have some insight.
My sister had a horse like that, and competed in that event. He was a massive beast and a complete asshole. Half the time HE chose how he took the jumps. There was no way to stop him. Its possible that like that long passed Dutch Warmblood she had, that horse decided how he was going to take it. There is a pattern that you are given and the contestants walk the course measuring how many paces their horse will have to take, and figuring out where to ask them to take off. (There is some strategy in this.) When there is a radical departure like this, either the horse took control or the rider panicked and forgot the course. (this is from someone whose big move was to forget the course but take her mount on the pre-class walk around in hopes he would remember it.) Its embarrassing when you go off course or do something crazy like that. Unless you win and then youre brilliant.


By the way, I love the Earl Warren Show Grounds, aas one of my favorite places on earth, and I considered the Dome Arena my property. Never had a bad go round in that particular ring. I used to hear from people its sometimes said my old coach's ghost haunts the coach's pit, next to the announcer's stand. Glad you had fun there. Picture me asleep laid out on the dirt under the pepper tree by the warm up arena in front of the Dome. People often found me out there as a teen, dozing between classes.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 01:56 AM (cfswg)

245 Midnight here, and I'm headed for the sack. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2016 01:56 AM (UsLZp)

246 AOP - Yeah, the key is going to be finding someone with a mower boneyard. Excellent idea.

I appreciate your offer, but shipping would likely add too much to make it worth while. I'll sniff around locally.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 25, 2016 01:56 AM (Z58Xa)

247 Western Civiliation!!! That would be civilization.


Channel surfed past CNN and saw the Kmiel douchebag conversing with the KKK. Like they even matter.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 25, 2016 01:57 AM (NGd+i)

248 * Clearing super-sock. *

I did not make the top 10's this week. It was a busy week. Funeral, birthday, ballet, and other distractions from Blog Life. I promise to not try harder in the coming week.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the Lists of Doom at April 25, 2016 02:00 AM (lFi5f)

249 Green Valley Ranch in Henderson (about 8 miles from the Strip) is the flagship of the Station casinos. It's top-drawer, and the equivalent of anything on the Strip.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2016 01:18 AM (sl+zA)


The Red Rock near Summerlin on the otherside of the valley is also a Station Casino and high end like the Green Valley Ranch

Posted by: The Casino Hat at April 25, 2016 02:01 AM (vBeA5)

250 Guy's lucky he didn't have to deal with my older brother, Wally's friend Eddie. He'd've held out for serious ransom.

Posted by: Latvian Beaver at April 25, 2016 02:02 AM (lFi5f)

251 244
Superb command of the animal, incredible
understanding of its strengths and limitations, radical out-of-the-box
problem-solving, incredibly courageous.....and probably insanely
reckless. And, note, by sacrificing forward momentum for the sideways
hop, she actually came in second on time. But a-maz-ing.







It's a memory the fiancee and I will carry with us forever.....because we bothered to show up and watch.





Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:19 AM (EzgxV)

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV)

Hey Coothie! I have some insight.
My sister had a horse like that, and competed in that event. He was a massive beast and a complete asshole. Half the time HE chose how he took the jumps. There was no way to stop him. Its possible that like that long passed Dutch Warmblood she had, that horse decided how he was going to take it. There is a pattern that you are given and the contestants walk the course measuring how many paces their horse will have to take, and figuring out where to ask them to take off. (There is some strategy in this.) When there is a radical departure like this, either the horse took control or the rider panicked and forgot the course. (this is from someone whose big move was to forget the course but take her mount on the pre-class walk around in hopes he would remember it.) Its embarrassing when you go off course or do something crazy like that. Unless you win and then youre brilliant.


By the way, I love the Earl Warren Show Grounds, aas one of my favorite places on earth, and I considered the Dome Arena my property. Never had a bad go round in that particular ring. I used to hear from people its sometimes said my old coach's ghost haunts the coach's pit, next to the announcer's stand. Glad you had fun there. Picture me asleep laid out on the dirt under the pepper tree by the warm up arena in front of the Dome. People often found me out there as a teen, dozing between classes.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 01:56 AM (cfswg)



If it had happened before they knocked gates, I might go along with that....but this was after the course was altered, and she was standing in her stirrups -- I really think she levitated her stallion over the gate sideways through sheer force of 14-year-old will. Just an amazing moment.



And, yes, I hope Stace makes it to the showgrounds. It's especially fun when the farms doll-up the stalls -- it's almost medieval. Many happy memories for us.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:04 AM (EzgxV)

252
Awesomesauce!!!!! Does Uncle Horse get to have
kitties at his school, or are they waiting for him at home? Does Floyd
have kitties? Have you explained the "Birds and the Bees and the Goats"
to Niece Horse so that she'll actually be expecting a stallion and not
be expecting to manage him in "her" herd?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 01:48 AM (EzgxV)


Yes he has cats but they are not per se "his." However he has a weirdo dog. And Floyd. Big fat Floyd the lesson horse who he shares a big pen with. Niece Horse's education has not progressed to "this is your husband and this is what we expected you to do with him," yet. I think frankly she is relieved. we have new neighbors who are being noisy and making it hard to breed mares with any hope of getting them to settle. IN fact... tomorrow i may have to go to city hall about it...

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 02:05 AM (cfswg)

253 * furiously copying notes in case I should, for some strange reason, find myself in Las Vegas again *

Went to a nephew's wedding in LV six or seven years ago. Last time I flew, and possibly last time I will.

I don't gamble, but did give the kids some cash to play with. Enjoyed getting to see the crazy place, had good food, stayed in a nice place.

Drove around some and marveled at the continuous expansion of the city... and couldn't help but think about the preciousness of water there. Not for me, such a risky home.

Posted by: mindful webworker - life's a gambol at April 25, 2016 02:06 AM (lFi5f)

254 RE: Arabic Speaker story

I'm calling bullbleep on this one.

If that other passenger actually speaks Arabic, he MUST know that the phrase "inshallah" is used routinely and entirely innocently by all Arabic-speaking Muslims, and more.

Wikipedia:

"In the Quran, Muslims are told that they should never say they will do a particular thing in the future without adding insha-Allah to the statement.[2] This usage of insha-Allah is from Islamic scripture, Surat Al Kahf (1:23-24: "And never say of anything, 'I shall do such and such thing tomorrow. Except (with the saying): 'If God wills!' And remember your Lord when you forget...'" Muslim scholar Ibn Abbas stated that it is in fact obligatory for a Muslim to say insha-Allah when referring to something he or she intends to do in the future."

So the phrase has a religious origin, but today it's turned into an all-purpose "maybe", "we'll see", "what-ev", "if things work out"...

I hate to use the NYT as evidence , but this article is spot-on:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/opinion/sunday/inshallah-is-good-for-everyone.html

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 25, 2016 02:06 AM (bIhmV)

255 I did not make the top 10's this week. It was a busy week. Funeral, birthday, ballet, and other distractions from Blog Life. I promise to not try harder in the coming week.
Posted by: mindful webworker and the Lists of Doom


I've never been one to brag or lord over someone when I accomplish something for the first time and they fail to maintain their position. But for the record...

I'M NUMBER FOUR, BITCHES! YEAH, HOW'S MY ASS TASTE!!!

*click*

Note: This comment should be taken in context with the many others I have posted tonight. It's all /s

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 02:09 AM (Lj6uo)

256 So tonight I just need one quick thing.

Can Johnny Manziel be banned from the universe?

Posted by: Meremortal at April 25, 2016 02:13 AM (3myMJ)

257 If it had happened before they knocked gates, I might go along with that....but this was after the course was altered, and she was standing in her stirrups -- I really think she levitated her stallion over the gate sideways through sheer force of 14-year-old will. Just an amazing moment.




Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:04 AM (EzgxV)



Thinking about it, again, she yanked the reins left after she had him up. That's when the crowd started freaking, even before the horse reacted. She'd probably been riding the same stallion since she was ten and knew in her bones exactly what it could and could not do.....but we didn't.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

258 #250

An LAPD officer in a kidnapping scheme? How dare you!

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 02:13 AM (IdCqF)

259 AmeriDan: ...I'M NUMBER FOUR...

My sympathies with your lack of a life.

Of course, not as much sympathies as for Ricardo Kill, Christopher Taylor, and Skip.

Posted by: mindful webworker is just jealous he's never made that top 10 list at April 25, 2016 02:14 AM (lFi5f)

260 It's funny, I knew of the Earl Warren Showgrounds long before I really knew who Earl Warren was.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 02:15 AM (IdCqF)

261 254 RE: Arabic Speaker story

I'm calling bullbleep on this one.

If that other passenger actually speaks Arabic, he MUST know that the phrase "inshallah" is used routinely and entirely innocently by all Arabic-speaking Muslims, and more.

Wikipedia:

"In the Quran, Muslims are told that they should never say they will do a particular thing in the future without adding insha-Allah to the statement.[2] This usage of insha-Allah is from Islamic scripture, Surat Al Kahf (1:23-24: "And never say of anything, 'I shall do such and such thing tomorrow. Except (with the saying): 'If God wills!' And remember your Lord when you forget...'" Muslim scholar Ibn Abbas stated that it is in fact obligatory for a Muslim to say insha-Allah when referring to something he or she intends to do in the future."

So the phrase has a religious origin, but today it's turned into an all-purpose "maybe", "we'll see", "what-ev", "if things work out"...

I hate to use the NYT as evidence , but this article is spot-on:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/opinion/sunday/inshallah-is-good-for-everyone.html

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 25, 2016 02:06 AM (bIhmV) 254 RE: Arabic Speaker story

I'm calling bullbleep on this one.

If that other passenger actually speaks Arabic, he MUST know that the phrase "inshallah" is used routinely and entirely innocently by all Arabic-speaking Muslims, and more.

Wikipedia:

"In the Quran, Muslims are told that they should never say they will do a particular thing in the future without adding insha-Allah to the statement.[2] This usage of insha-Allah is from Islamic scripture, Surat Al Kahf (1:23-24: "And never say of anything, 'I shall do such and such thing tomorrow. Except (with the saying): 'If God wills!' And remember your Lord when you forget...'" Muslim scholar Ibn Abbas stated that it is in fact obligatory for a Muslim to say insha-Allah when referring to something he or she intends to do in the future."

So the phrase has a religious origin, but today it's turned into an all-purpose "maybe", "we'll see", "what-ev", "if things work out"...

I hate to use the NYT as evidence , but this article is spot-on:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/opinion/sunday/inshallah-is-good-for-everyone.html

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 25, 2016 02:06 AM (bIhmV)



There are linguistic tics in Spanish ["Ojala" and "si Dios quiere"] that echo this.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:17 AM (EzgxV)

262 good evening everyone
dad is at home, I am also at home, drove back today

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:18 AM (uAvJJ)

263 260 It's funny, I knew of the Earl Warren Showgrounds long before I really knew who Earl Warren was.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 02:15 AM (IdCqF)



You're lucky -- I didn't make it up that far until college.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:19 AM (EzgxV)

264 Thinking about it, again, she yanked the reins left
after she had him up. That's when the crowd started freaking, even
before the horse reacted. She'd probably been riding the same stallion
since she was ten and knew in her bones exactly what it could and could
not do.....but we didn't.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

at that age and chasing points, and funded the way i guess she is by the horse you describe... she likely practices on him five days a week for at least an hour a day and rides other horses, an hour at a time, too. Kids like that are used as unpaid employees by trainers to work the less interested clients' mounts. Shes likely being raised more by the trainers than her parents and the horses are the parents way of saying "sorry."

...Not that i would know anything about THAT. My show horses were always mares.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 02:19 AM (cfswg)

265 262 good evening everyone
dad is at home, I am also at home, drove back today

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:18 AM (uAvJJ)



How is dad?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:19 AM (EzgxV)

266 So, how bout that weather? That weather outside. Hot in some places, chilly in others. Down right cold somewhere, more than likely. Rain? Don't get me started!


*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 02:20 AM (Lj6uo)

267 My mother is extremely slowly but surely going through the stuff in her storage locker. With any luck she'll be in a smaller less costly unit or none at all by the end of the year.

She has been going through a box of paperwork that at first appeared to be her old tax returns and insurance forms from at least fifteen years ago but as she'd got to the middle it turned out to be stuff from dead relatives. One envelope has a bunch of old US currency in it. 1905 10 dollar bill with McKinley on it. 1914 20 dollar bill with Cleveland. A ten spot from 1934.

So I guess I have to go look up what they go for to collectors these days. Probably not a lot over face value but it beats finding more 90's insurance forms.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 02:20 AM (IdCqF)

268 #263

I worked several events at EWS back around 1978 at my first job, at 14, selling balloons and other items at the R.G. Canning custom car shows. This was working for John Strong, the guy who I spent a year on the carny circuit with a couple years later.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 02:23 AM (IdCqF)

269 264 Thinking about it, again, she yanked the reins left
after she had him up. That's when the crowd started freaking, even
before the horse reacted. She'd probably been riding the same stallion
since she was ten and knew in her bones exactly what it could and could
not do.....but we didn't.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

at that age and chasing points, and funded the way i guess she is by the horse you describe... she likely practices on him five days a week for at least an hour a day and rides other horses, an hour at a time, too. Kids like that are used as unpaid employees by trainers to work the less interested clients' mounts. Shes likely being raised more by the trainers than her parents and the horses are the parents way of saying "sorry."

...Not that i would know anything about THAT. My show horses were always mares.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 02:19 AM (cfswg)



Yup. And practicing jumping, too. That's exactly the scenario I was thinking. Just amazing. I wonder what that little girl, now a woman, is doing today.....hopefully raising her own little stable of alpha males and females who can think on their feet, are talented, and command authority.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:24 AM (EzgxV)

270 cthulhu, dad is okay
found out dad has type 2 diabetes, didn't know that before, so that is a bummer

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:24 AM (uAvJJ)

271 Parting from the party now.

Say, I rarely mention it, but if you click on my nic, you'll find yourself at my "blog heap o'links" - an eclectic collection, to be sure. A personal bookmark page.

While I don't link to all the news, I link to links to the news, like...

Maggie's Farm's morning links, BlazingCatFur's Continental Breakfast links, Other McCain's mailbox, Gates of Vienna, War News Update's world news, Political Hat's weekly round-up, and of course Vic and MisHum's morning posts.

If you're late to the morning posts and looking for Vic stuck in the overnight thread, it might be handy.

And with that obsurd and abscene self-tuting, I bed you adoo.



As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Posted by: mindful webworker fades from view at April 25, 2016 02:24 AM (lFi5f)

272 that is, he knew he had diabetes, but I didn't

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:25 AM (uAvJJ)

273 270 cthulhu, dad is okay
found out dad has type 2 diabetes, didn't know that before, so that is a bummer

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:24 AM (uAvJJ)



About 1/3 of people over a certain age have type-2. If he zeroes carbs, he may be one of the 50% that can shake it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:27 AM (EzgxV)

274 Of course, not as much sympathies as for Ricardo Kill, Christopher Taylor, and Skip.
Posted by: mindful webworker

Sad, huh? I've posted enough mindless dribble in this thread to keep me at number four for the week. I wonder what those puny girly men when do when I'm number one next week.

/s

*click*

*click*

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 02:27 AM (Lj6uo)

275 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 25, 2016 02:32 AM (YJmuy)

276 About 1/3 of people over a certain age have type-2. If he zeroes carbs, he may be one of the 50% that can shake it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:27 AM (EzgxV)

yeah well that probably isn't going to happen.
Mom does all the cooking and meal planning and she just thinks that if they eat "healthy" that it will be all right. I tried to explain that while "healthy" is good, not every meal that is "healthy" is suitable for a diabetic, but she doesn't get it.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:32 AM (uAvJJ)

277 oh and by "healthy" she means "doesn't have any chemicals in it"... ugh

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:34 AM (uAvJJ)

278 276 About 1/3 of people over a certain age have type-2. If he zeroes carbs, he may be one of the 50% that can shake it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:27 AM (EzgxV)
yeah well that probably isn't going to happen.
Mom does all the cooking and meal planning and she just thinks that if they eat "healthy" that it will be all right. I tried to explain that while "healthy" is good, not every meal that is "healthy" is suitable for a diabetic, but she doesn't get it.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:32 AM (uAvJJ)



Type 2 did a massive jump when the government published their "food pyramid", and another one when the government went "low-fat" as their diet of choice. Too bad they'll never see liability for killing people through bad science....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

279 cthulhu, dad is okay
found out dad has type 2 diabetes, didn't know that before, so that is a bummer
Posted by: chemjeff

Stepping out of the role I'm playing tonight, to tell you I'm glad your dad is OK. The problem is known and can be treated. That's half the battle right there.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 02:34 AM (Lj6uo)

280 Mom does all the cooking and meal planning and she
just thinks that if they eat "healthy" that it will be all right. I
tried to explain that while "healthy" is good, not every meal that is
"healthy" is suitable for a diabetic, but she doesn't get it.


Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:32 AM (uAvJJ)

UGH! I had a friend in Texas who changed everything about his life and shook it successfully. His wife eats separate meals. he actually looks like a completely different person, now, but he wanted to live without insulin, and be healthy again. Get mom to a nutritionist. Maybe they can explain it to her.
Carbs are now poison to dad. Thats how my friend saw it and hes so much better now.its crazy how he changed his life, but he ate salad and skinned chicken breasts till he thought the would go crazy. Now he can he what he wants pretty much and is careful and takes a minimum dose of Metaformin just to be sure. His Dr keeps saying he can try stopping if he wants, but he wants the security of knowing somethings helping him process those sugars.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 02:37 AM (cfswg)

281 thank you AmeriDan

cthulhu in this case I don't think his diabetes is about overreliance on the food pyramid, I think it is just a lack of understanding of what diabetes really is

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:38 AM (uAvJJ)

282
Type 2 did a massive jump when the government
published their "food pyramid", and another one when the government went
"low-fat" as their diet of choice. Too bad they'll never see liability
for killing people through bad science....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

i think most damaging was when the Heart association and the drs started pushing low fat. Its way worse for you than having bread and grain products with every meal, better to have protein and veggies.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 02:39 AM (cfswg)

283 Gushka, I am going to try to send my mom some cook books for diabetics, hopefully it will help

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:41 AM (uAvJJ)

284 There are linguistic tics in Spanish ["Ojala" and "si Dios quiere"] that echo this.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:17 AM (EzgxV)


Interesting. I wonder if either of those sources ties into a family idiom of mine that I haven't heard in a lot of places, ending a sentence about future plans with "Good luck and God willing."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 25, 2016 02:44 AM (J+mig)

285 283
Gushka, I am going to try to send my mom some cook books for diabetics, hopefully it will help


Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:41 AM (uAvJJ)
























sometimes you can get a nutritionist to consult with mom. I know my gramma used to do that for people, sometimes. Also, since she was a home ec professor, she taught nutrition to nurses (she was head of her university's department.) Once you learn the rules it makes sense. I know your mom has to be smart because you are... so she will catch on.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 02:46 AM (cfswg)

286
278 276 About 1/3 of people over a certain age have type-2. If he zeroes carbs, he may be one of the 50% that can shake it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:27 AM (EzgxV)
yeah well that probably isn't going to happen.
Mom does all the cooking and meal planning and she just thinks that if they eat "healthy" that it will be all right. I tried to explain that while "healthy" is good, not every meal that is "healthy" is suitable for a diabetic, but she doesn't get it.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:32 AM (uAvJJ)



Type 2 did a massive jump when the government published their "food pyramid", and another one when the government went "low-fat" as their diet of choice. Too bad they'll never see liability for killing people through bad science....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)




Incidentally, the fiancee went on a medically-supervised intensive diet plan some years back and lost a bunch of weight. She then went into the "transitioning to the new normal" part of the plan.....which allows unlimited "natural" foods.



So, her current deal is -- eat a Plan carb-fest (oatmeal) for breakfast; eat fruit snacks at midmorning; eat a Plan pseudo-meal (like a shelf-stable TV dinner) for lunch, with fruit for dessert; eat fruit for midafternoon snack; eat another Plan pseudo-meal for dinner, supplementing it with a baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, or baked sweet potato -- and having a plateful of berries with whipped cream and cocoa powder for dessert. When I point-out that lorikeets consume a greater portion of proteins and fats than she does, she brushes my concerns aside by pointing out that her diet is "medically supervised".



It's killing her, but I'd rather enjoy her presence than get in a fight over her delusions and drive her away -- after which, she'd die lonely.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:48 AM (EzgxV)

287 [ *click* ]

Uh oh, I think Maet's on to me.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 25, 2016 02:48 AM (Lj6uo)

288 285 283
Gushka, I am going to try to send my mom some cook books for diabetics, hopefully it will help


Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:41 AM (uAvJJ)
























sometimes you can get a nutritionist to consult with mom. I know my gramma used to do that for people, sometimes. Also, since she was a home ec professor, she taught nutrition to nurses (she was head of her university's department.) Once you learn the rules it makes sense. I know your mom has to be smart because you are... so she will catch on.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 02:46 AM (cfswg)




I've had really bad luck with nutritionists. They're still pushing food pyramids and low-fat, from what I've seen over the last few years.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

289 wel I am going to bed, gotta get to work tomorrow after this crazy weekend
first sunday night in a while I'm actually looking forward to Monday

good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at April 25, 2016 02:52 AM (uAvJJ)

290 For me, one revelation was when I said, "Ugh -- don't like having eggs for breakfast. Makes me feel bloated and unable to eat anything else the rest of the day."



And it occurred to me, "what's wrong with that?"




You eat 150 calories of toast, you're starving by lunchtime; you eat 150 calories of eggs, you're stuffed until dinner. Which is really contributing to your health? Your optimal weight? Your well-being?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:55 AM (EzgxV)

291 Under the Sanders free college proposal, families from the top half of the income distribution would receive 24 percent more in dollar value from eliminating tuition than students from the lower half of the income distribution. The non-tuition costs of attending college, including living expenses, are larger than the costs of tuition and fees for most students. Free college, which does not address these expenses, leaves families from the bottom half of the income distribution with nearly $18 billion in annual out-of-pocket college costs that would not be covered by existing federal, state, and institutional grant programs. Devoting new spending to eliminating tuition for all students involves a tradeoff with investing the same funds in targeted grant aid that would cover more of the total costs of attendance for students from less well-off families.

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at April 25, 2016 02:57 AM (e8kgV)

292 It's also worth noting that low-protein diets are what Cult leaders feed to their followers to keep them controllable.

And the breakfast is the most important meal of the day nonsense absolutely has to be thrown out. Back when most of this country were farmers and manual laborers, that was true. These days, for those of us that work in air conditioned offices, If you can make it to noon (or mid-shift equivalent) without eating, do it. That's just more that you can splurge on lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 25, 2016 03:01 AM (J+mig)

293
I've had really bad luck with nutritionists.
They're still pushing food pyramids and low-fat, from what I've seen
over the last few years.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

ugh i am so sorry. well, older nurses know how to advise a diabetic patient to eat. I have this weird thing where a lot of my friends are considerably older than i am. One of those close friends is a nurse nutritionist. she lives in Kansas. Shes also a gourmet cook for fun, and super sweet. I wish i could hook her up with your mom and just her friendship would help. shes wise enough to help with all this kind of thing without making a person feel preached at.
Re: medically supervised diets: i was looking at doing a nutrisystem thing to lose weight to get my BP down and yeah i was stunned at how the package was so carb heavy. Im actually doing my own thing, but more veg, and protein minus the weird carb side dishes. I dont need the rice. I do eat a cracker, beans, or something. Carrots are also full of what diets like to call smart carbs

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 03:08 AM (cfswg)

294 292 It's also worth noting that low-protein diets are what Cult leaders feed to their followers to keep them controllable.

And the breakfast is the most important meal of the day nonsense absolutely has to be thrown out. Back when most of this country were farmers and manual laborers, that was true. These days, for those of us that work in air conditioned offices, If you can make it to noon (or mid-shift equivalent) without eating, do it. That's just more that you can splurge on lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 25, 2016 03:01 AM (J+mig)




I was born in '62 and had the "food pyramid" drilled into me in public schools for years (although https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_pyramid_%28nutrition%29 says it was first adopted in Sweden in 1974).



The fact that it is nutritional POISON strongly argues against any politicized Federal role in nutrition -- or agriculture. That neither nutrition nor agriculture are found in Article I, section 8 of the Constitution is further evidence.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 03:10 AM (EzgxV)

295 Incidentally, candidates from both parties are missing a great opportunity to vow that they'll veto any bills from Congress that are more than 20 pages long. People have figured out that omnibus 2000-page bills passed on Christmas Eve are inevitably full of shit.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 03:18 AM (EzgxV)

296 293
I've had really bad luck with nutritionists.
They're still pushing food pyramids and low-fat, from what I've seen
over the last few years.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

ugh i am so sorry. well, older nurses know how to advise a diabetic patient to eat. I have this weird thing where a lot of my friends are considerably older than i am. One of those close friends is a nurse nutritionist. she lives in Kansas. Shes also a gourmet cook for fun, and super sweet. I wish i could hook her up with your mom and just her friendship would help. shes wise enough to help with all this kind of thing without making a person feel preached at.
Re: medically supervised diets: i was looking at doing a nutrisystem thing to lose weight to get my BP down and yeah i was stunned at how the package was so carb heavy. Im actually doing my own thing, but more veg, and protein minus the weird carb side dishes. I dont need the rice. I do eat a cracker, beans, or something. Carrots are also full of what diets like to call smart carbs

Posted by: Gushka can haz kittys what plays fetch! at April 25, 2016 03:08 AM (cfswg)



For me, it's the burn of having "medically supervised" override "common sense and thousands of years of experience".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 03:19 AM (EzgxV)

297 @The first major character with a military combat background post-WWII was The Punisher, who was early on established as having honed his skills in Vietnam. As an anti-hero this was fine but writers faced a problem with creating new characters with such skills who had not acquired them in ways frowned upon by the current generation of readers.
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Missed one, actually. And he's a biggie.

Tony Stark was wounded and captured by the VC while serving in Vietnam (the recent movie updated this to jihadis while demoing weapons in Afghanistan).

Posted by: junior at April 25, 2016 03:22 AM (fgd5X)

298 On a happier note -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z-GwdaKrn8

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2016 03:25 AM (EzgxV)

299 #297

No, Tony Stark was a civilian and not a soldier. He was there in his capacity as lead designer and CEO of Stark Industries, when it was a big armaments supplier. Also, at the time of his first appearances, he could easily have been old enough to have served in WWII alongside Reed and Ben.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 03:35 AM (IdCqF)

300 @299 No, Tony Stark was a civilian and not a soldier. He was there in his capacity as lead designer and CEO of Stark Industries, when it was a big armaments supplier. Also, at the time of his first appearances, he could easily have been old enough to have served in WWII alongside Reed and Ben.
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You might be right on that.

But James Rhodes was introduced at the same time, and he was definitely military. While he was "only" Tony's sidekick, he did use the Iron Man suit during periods when Tony didn't.

Posted by: junior at April 25, 2016 03:45 AM (fgd5X)

301 Again, no. Rhodey wasn't retconned into the timeline until he was introduced in 1979. He retroactively helped Stark reach a US base after he'd escaped from Wong-Chu, then took up Stark's offer of a job several years later. The movie went a different route, having Rhodey be Stark's military liaison and having a high rank. This in turn lead to the comics character being retconned again to be career military and more in line with the movie version.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 03:56 AM (IdCqF)

302 While Vietnam was a vital factor in the genesis of Iron Man and characters introduced much later, actual Vietnam military vets were not treated well in comics until well after the conflict was over and even then it tended to be handled badly as the crazed Nam vet archetype had become too popular a cliche. The Punisher played into that, although Vietnam is now far too long ago for Frank Castle to have spent any significant time in combat there.

One of the few mainstream characters t serve in Vietnam and actually returned home a better person was Eugene 'Flash' Thompson, Peter Parker's high school nemesis. He came home unscathed, far more mature, and with a hot Vietnamese wife in tow. The year were not kind, though. More recently Flash was retconned to be an Iraq vet who lost both legs at the knees and Sha Shan was simply wiped from existence. OTOH, he got the Venom symbiote and gets to be a superhero himself nowadays.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 25, 2016 04:06 AM (IdCqF)

303 Night all.

Here is "Diamonds & Rust" performed by Judas Priest:

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 25, 2016 04:17 AM (vBeA5)

304 Here is "Diamonds & Rust" performed by Judas Priest:

Not bad, really! Interesting rework ...

Posted by: Adriane the Album Cover Critic ... at April 25, 2016 04:31 AM (AoK0a)

305 Going to a new job, been at the last except for a few days since November, and it's half the distance.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2016 04:34 AM (Dpy/y)

306 Morning Skip- give 'em hell at the new place

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 25, 2016 04:48 AM (7TOkf)

307 Had to go back and read all of Weird Dave's game thread, looks like great fun as I consider myself a gamer. But couldn't do it now.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2016 04:52 AM (Dpy/y)

308 Morning, Peeps.

Posted by: fluffy at April 25, 2016 05:23 AM (2hcmo)

309 I heard a pack of wild canines in the woods yesterday morning. I have no idea what they were saying, but to my ears it sounded a lot like, "Here is dinner on the hoof. Let's kill it!"

Posted by: fluffy at April 25, 2016 05:33 AM (2hcmo)

310 Good Morning everyone. Looks like rain here. Bike ride today. Possibly a wet bike ride.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. That's all I got. at April 25, 2016 06:12 AM (WVsWD)

311 Did everyone get eaten by coy-dogs?

Posted by: fluffy at April 25, 2016 06:12 AM (2hcmo)

312 Nope. Plenty of small game out now to keep the the coyotes happy.

Saw a mom and dad Red Fox yesterday with 3 Kits. Hope they all make it and displace some of those coyotes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. That's all I got. at April 25, 2016 06:17 AM (WVsWD)

313 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2016 06:17 AM (ptqRm)

314 Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, April 25, 2016. On this day in 1901 New York became the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates. At the time they said the purpose was to identify who the car belonged to, but in reality all it is and was for is to get yet another tax.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:18 AM (vvmPQ)

315 Cruz and Kashit are ganging up on Trump.


http://tinyurl.com/gwesr8x

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:18 AM (vvmPQ)

316 Sheriff in OH says those people who were killed were involved in a large marijuana growing operation.


http://tinyurl.com/hyyh9np

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:18 AM (vvmPQ)

317 Former Prince drug dealer comes out of the woodwork.


http://tinyurl.com/jnv6ll4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:19 AM (vvmPQ)

318

60,000 PA Democrats switch parties so they can vote for Trump.


http://tinyurl.com/jbveft6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:19 AM (vvmPQ)

319 Maine's Republican governor says Cruz campaign lied to them.


http://tinyurl.com/zj3jx3v

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:19 AM (vvmPQ)

320 Fake refugee children are getting more welfare bucks than US poor children.


http://tinyurl.com/z9o96bg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:20 AM (vvmPQ)

321 Story on how Obama is destroying our military. Question is; will a Republican President undo all this shit?


http://tinyurl.com/hsjt93k

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:20 AM (vvmPQ)

322 No shit item of the day. UK defense minister say Obama is ignorant.


http://tinyurl.com/zzg3t27

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:20 AM (vvmPQ)

323 Obama's farewell lying tour at taxpayer's expense:


Obama said he was proud of his health care overhaul, the Iran nuclear deal, his handling of what he described as hysteria around the Ebola crisis and saving the world economy from a Great Depression.


More like he destroyed healthcare in the US and increased people's insurance cost by a factor of ten, allowed Ebola into the US, and took a recession and turned it into a depression.


http://tinyurl.com/juxn3nr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:21 AM (vvmPQ)

324 Scankles' IT staffer still refuses to testify before Congress even with immunity. So where are the criminal contempt charges? Which the corrupt DOJ will not prosecute anyway.


http://tinyurl.com/hos3gjz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:21 AM (vvmPQ)

325
CT moonbat finds that yes, it is against the law to issue bomb threats against people.


http://tinyurl.com/gnzbezp

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:21 AM (vvmPQ)

326 The "mooch" doesn't believe in freedom of religion either.


http://tinyurl.com/j8amv8r

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:21 AM (vvmPQ)

327
The RNCe now signs up for Obama's "prison reform" program which should be retitled "let's release all those black drug dealers in prison".


http://tinyurl.com/gszl9dk

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:22 AM (vvmPQ)

328
Heritage a little late to the party eh? Heritage says Obama's climate change deal is an illegal treaty not ratified by the Senate. No shit Sherlock, where have you been for a year?


http://tinyurl.com/z56nhuq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:22 AM (vvmPQ)

329 The Daily Junk


http://tinyurl.com/h42tn4e


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:22 AM (vvmPQ)

330 Obama sending 250 more Troops to Syria.

Breaking on Fox

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2016 06:23 AM (ptqRm)

331 Thanks Vic!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2016 06:23 AM (ptqRm)

332 Cruz, Kasich campaign announce collaboration to deny Trump delegates

That weird. Because I have been told repeatedly that Kasich was a dirtbag being paid by Soros/Clintons/Rothschilds/Aliens to play spoiler and deny Cruz delegates.

Any port in a storm, I guess?

Posted by: Mortimer at April 25, 2016 06:26 AM (Bbsg+)

333 and of course, thanks Vic!

Posted by: Mortimer at April 25, 2016 06:26 AM (Bbsg+)

334 Thanks for the links Vic. Read one the realized I hadn't taken my BP meds yet. Fixed that.

"Any port in a storm, I guess?"

Trump derangement syndrome has morphed into insane Trump hatred. The storm has reached F-5 level.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. That's all I got. at April 25, 2016 06:31 AM (WVsWD)

335 Between stupid reporters, and political candidates, it can drive you nuts.

As The Donald arrived at the Hagerstown Regional Jetport, reporters breathlessly announced his arrival at Hagerstown International Airport.

Jezze Louise, half the time you have to shoo the livestock off the runway to let something land.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2016 06:38 AM (ptqRm)

336 >>> Because I have been told repeatedly that Kasich was a dirtbag being paid by Soros/Clintons/Rothschilds/Aliens to play spoiler

Definitely Aliens.

Posted by: George Tsoukalos at April 25, 2016 06:38 AM (2hcmo)

337 Sat down on the toilet this morning and while doing my stuff read my new issue of AARP magazine which came in this morning. And i see a reminder of why I dropped this rag a long time ago. They had an article about high blood pressure and foods to avoid if you have High BP.


Same old shit that has been discredited a long time ago.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:39 AM (vvmPQ)

338 "Sat down on the toilet this morning and while doing my stuff read my new issue of AARP magazine which came in this morning. And i see a reminder of why I dropped this rag a long time ago. They had an article about high blood pressure and foods to avoid if you have High BP."

Vic, thanks for the reminder.

Time to take a dump, and leaf through the latest American Rifleman.

BBIAB

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2016 06:41 AM (ptqRm)

339 Time to take a dump, and leaf through the latest American Rifleman.



BBIAB

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2016 06:41 AM (ptqRm)

Much better reading than AARP's Democrat PR rag.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 06:42 AM (vvmPQ)

340 >>>>>Obama sending 250 more Troops to Syria.



Breaking on Fox
.
.
.
.
.And he was saying something about refusing to send any troops to Syria and get involved in another pointless war just last week.

Cue the illegal War protesters. /S

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 25, 2016 06:44 AM (iONHu)

341 Where is everybody this morning?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 07:03 AM (vvmPQ)

342 Story on how Obama is destroying our military.

My husband is trying to get all of the boxes checked so he can deploy. He called one of the offices he needs to get his planes tickets on Friday. They were, no shit, out of the office celebrating Earth Day with a picnic. He thought they were joking, but alas, no, they were actually doing it.

Posted by: no good deed at April 25, 2016 07:04 AM (GgxVX)

343 We are around Vic, reading your links in my case (grin)

Posted by: FCF at April 25, 2016 07:07 AM (kejii)

344 Thank you for calling the VA Suicide Hotline.







Please Hold.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2016 07:09 AM (ptqRm)

345 Thanks for the links, Vic

Posted by: @votermom at April 25, 2016 07:09 AM (nbrY/)

346 Thanks Vic! All this talk of hudging means I'm off to the terlet.

Posted by: Valiant at April 25, 2016 07:09 AM (3MiF8)

347 Getting ready for that bike ride. Now if I can get all the ready at once.

Not happening.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. All this evercise is going to kill me. at April 25, 2016 07:10 AM (WVsWD)

348 The New York Times Co. is preparing to lay off a few hundred staffers in the second half of the year, The Post has learned.

Chairman and Publisher Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr.'s management team has been talking with some of the Times' unions to come to a deal to provide reduced severance to those affected, sources told The Post.

"There's a goal of a couple of hundred people," said a source familiar with talks. "They don't want to pay out big packages, and they're having negotiations with the unions."

The layoffs would likely occur between the Aug. 21 end of the summer Olympics in Brazil and Election Day on Nov. 8, sources said.

A union source confirmed there are ongoing talks about reducing severance pay, but wasn't aware of lay-off plans at this time.

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at April 25, 2016 07:14 AM (e8kgV)

349 Well, at least he composted her. That was a nice gesture. There's always some good in everybody.

Posted by: bjk at April 25, 2016 07:14 AM (jjIZA)

350 Well, off to work. We will see what the contractor who has been used to being king of the hill has in store for this week--it was clear he did not take kindly to being told he couldn't haze the new guy, so given that it takes a bully to feel that way, and given his ability to manipulate, I can only imagine he has put a target on someone's back.

Which means it's kill or be killed. Fight's on.

Posted by: Five O'clock Charlie at April 25, 2016 07:16 AM (J3UIw)

351 I think this is the second week of low-carbing for me, or less (bluebell and I started mid-last week?)

So far so good.

Posted by: @votermom at April 25, 2016 07:19 AM (nbrY/)

352 Ira Einhorn did not "compost" his ex-girlfriend.

Ira Einhorn, who was a grade-A lefty douchebag, didn't found "Earth Day" either. Einhorn was just an arrogant, sleazy, liar and fraud. He regularly beat up and belittled his girlfriend Holly, until her family finally convinced her to leave him. She did leave, but he lured her back one last time (to get some of her stuff she'd left behind), during which he brutally murdered her and then stuffed her dead body in a trunk in his apartment closet (along with a bunch of styrofoam). Neighbors (below his apartment) began to complain about the weird reddish-brown stains leaking from his apartment and Holly's body was eventually discovered.

Composting is adding decaying organic matter to the soil to improve it, not stuffing your bloody and battered ex's dead body in your apartment closet in an attempt to avoid being prosecuted for her murder.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 25, 2016 07:20 AM (BNs9e)

353 PETER HITCHENS: America isn't our special friend. It ruined our Navy, Empire and future

By Peter Hitchens for The Mail on Sunday

Now will we grasp that the United States is not our friend, but a foreign country whose interests are often different from ours?

President Obama's blatant intervention in our internal affairs is not a sudden breach of a soppy 'special relationship'. The USA's only real special relationship is with Saudi Arabia, a 70-year-old hard pact of oil, money and power, welded together with such cynicism it ought to make us gasp.

Barack Obama's open desire for us to stay inside the EU is by no means the first or worst example of White House meddling here in these islands. Bill Clinton forced us to cave in to the Provisional IRA in 1998 and his successor, George W. Bush, continued the policy by making us do Sinn Fein's bidding afterwards.

Washington came close to scuppering our recapture of the Falklands in 1982. And with the current state of our Armed Forces, which can nowadays do nothing without American support, I often wonder how the White House and the Pentagon would behave if Argentina once again seized Port Stanley.

If anyone thinks Hillary Clinton is a great friend of Britain, they're in for a big surprise.

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at April 25, 2016 07:21 AM (e8kgV)

354 315 Cruz and Kashit are ganging up on Trump.

--

Does this mean that Rubio' s delegates are still available?

Posted by: @votermom at April 25, 2016 07:21 AM (nbrY/)

355 "I think this is the second week of low-carbing for me,"

How much exercise are you getting Votermom?

Doing these bike rides and urban mining the last couple of weeks has taken my blood sugar to new lows.

I'm having to eat high carb foods just to stay above 100.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. All this evercise is going to kill me. at April 25, 2016 07:21 AM (WVsWD)

356 Well, at least he let her pick up her stuff after the breakup.

Posted by: bjk at April 25, 2016 07:23 AM (jjIZA)

357 Have a good morning all. Remember, trashing the place is half the fun.

Trump! 2016.

Get it?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. All this evercise is going to kill me. at April 25, 2016 07:24 AM (WVsWD)

358 Now will we grasp that the United States is not our friend, but a foreign country whose interests are often different from ours?
____________________

You'd think the Brits would at least have enough sense not to support the election of a U.S. president who loathes them and their history.

And yet, how many of them were among the squealing, adoring Eupopean hordes calling for the election of Obama in 2008?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 25, 2016 07:25 AM (BNs9e)

359
Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes. Thanks for the news, Vic.

This story more properly belongs in Oregon Muse's book thread, but since I never am on line on the weekends, here it is today.

The English scholar George Ordish, whose specialty was the civilization of the Incas,* once needed a very rare tome to assist his research and eventually found himself in the Vatican Library in Rome, asking for that particular work.

The librarian consulted his records, then shook his head and reported to Mr. Ordish that the volume he wanted was missing. "Yes, it's too bad," the librarian sighed. "Our records show that the book you wanted to examine has been missing since 1635."

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

*his masterwork was 1963s The Last of the Incas: The Rise and Fall of an American Empire.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 25, 2016 07:25 AM (X6fMO)

360 How much exercise are you getting Votermom?

--

Here's my theory on exercise - how does adding mileage to your car make it run better?

Which is to say, exercise, shmerxercise.
I did buy new sneakers on sale. Does that count?

Posted by: @votermom at April 25, 2016 07:25 AM (nbrY/)

361 A union source confirmed there are ongoing talks about reducing severance pay

Why, that's the kind of thing that EVILE corporations do.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 25, 2016 07:26 AM (659DL)

362 356 Well, at least he let her pick up her stuff after the breakup.
__________________

Nope, that was just the ruse he used to get her to come back to his apartment one last time. Once she showed up, he murdered her. Her stuff, and her dead body, remained in his apartment.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 25, 2016 07:27 AM (BNs9e)

363 Well, at least he didn't throw her stuff out. That was nice of him.

Posted by: bjk at April 25, 2016 07:29 AM (jjIZA)

364 Thanks for the news Vic.

Posted by: small town girl at April 25, 2016 07:32 AM (Uohrc)

365 "Question is; will a Republican President undo all this shit?"

The Republican Party will definitely endeavor to persevere. Most certainly.

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick In His Mouth at April 25, 2016 07:33 AM (eHpnh)

366 She chose poorly.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 25, 2016 07:35 AM (1ijHg)

367 Well, at least he didn't throw her stuff out. That was nice of him.
_________________

Yeah, helluva guy. It's a mystery why so many people thought he was a POS.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 25, 2016 07:35 AM (BNs9e)

368 Morning horde. Happy fucking Monday!

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at April 25, 2016 07:37 AM (3lOG1)

369 Morning all


Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 25, 2016 07:39 AM (V/InG)

370 Wow. Pete Gunter was my undergrad philosophy prof. Great teacher. I knew he worked in environmental ethics, but I am quite surprised by that statement from him!

Posted by: some asshole at April 25, 2016 07:39 AM (l9C+f)

371 If I self describe as a disaster victim and apply for Federal aid is that fraud or Oki Doki now a days?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 25, 2016 07:40 AM (V/InG)

372 "Happy fucking Monday!"

I was happy with just Taco Tuesday.

Will the AoSHQ membership ever run out of benefits?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2016 07:41 AM (ptqRm)

373 Earth Day. I dunno, the left could be right about this one. I mean, they weren't wrong about Reagan blowing up the world with nuclear weapons, a fear that dominated them in the 80s. I'm still sweeping up from THAT nuclear holocaust!

Posted by: CrustyB at April 25, 2016 07:43 AM (Hnglq)

374
You'd think the Brits would at least have enough sense not to
support the election of a U.S. president who loathes them and their
history.

>>>>>>

George Washington?

Posted by: Mortimer at April 25, 2016 07:43 AM (Bbsg+)

375 Good morning, everyone! Mr. Bluebell and I finally installed our new garbage disposal yesterday! We even did the hard wiring! And we are still alive! And still married!

We almost lost confidence at the electrical part because we had to take out the perfectly lovely plug that came already installed, but we did it. Of course, we both have hair like Einstein now, and the lights in the room turn on by themselves whenever we walk in, but hey.

Thanks to all the morons who gave me advice a few weeks ago, which I collected into a "Moron Tips and Tricks" (TM) document. Specifically, I have billygoat, Stringer Davis, Vic, and Hrothgar on the list, and there were probably more.

Posted by: bluebell at April 25, 2016 07:46 AM (2WwbN)

376 "Happy fucking Monday!"


Haven't had one of those in about 24.5 years.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 25, 2016 07:47 AM (Bbsg+)

377 "Washington came close to scuppering our recapture of the Falklands in 1982."

A blot on the escutcheon of Jeane Kirkpatrick, who had argued within the Reagan administration for withdrawing support for the British, and letting the Argentine junta keep their ill-gotten gains. In the name of anticommunist regional realpolitik.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 25, 2016 07:48 AM (noWW6)

378 If you ever wake up and say to yourself, "There's certainly no shortage of filthy, lying, traitorous cocksuckers in our federal government," then thank a Republican!

You're welcome.

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick In His Mouth at April 25, 2016 07:50 AM (eHpnh)

379 Are the British actually going to vote to stay in the EU?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 25, 2016 07:52 AM (V/InG)

380 374
You'd think the Brits would at least have enough sense not to
support the election of a U.S. president who loathes them and their
history.

You'd think - but then a sizable number of Brits loathe themselves and their own history, just as American leftists hate America.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 25, 2016 07:54 AM (P8951)

381 dump up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 25, 2016 07:58 AM (vvmPQ)

382 Dump up.

Posted by: HH at April 25, 2016 07:58 AM (DrCtv)

383 You'd think - but then a sizable number of Brits loathe themselves and their own history, just as American leftists hate America.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 25, 2016 07:54 AM (P8951)

Yep, they are just further down the path than us. London is going Muslim soon. And let's face it, our betters will convert faster than light speed. Islam will give them absolute power.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 25, 2016 07:58 AM (n2GmV)

384 Are the British actually going to vote to stay in the EU?

The entirety of Europe are apparently nationally suicidal now. Between importing the world's entire population of rape-fugees and showing economic solidarity with the likes of Greece and Spain, I wonder in 5-10 years what will be left?

Of course the competitive US , not to be outdone by the Brits, is violently thrashing toward our own version of economic anarchy and moral chaos on a weekly basis, so it's a close race to the bottom.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 25, 2016 08:00 AM (Bbsg+)

385 "Haven't had one of those in about 24.5 years. "

Sounds like someone is coming up on a 25th Wedding Anniversary.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2016 08:07 AM (ptqRm)

386 /sock

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2016 09:14 AM (NeFrd)

387 Just to say , Holly Maddox was a nice person , a little "Oh My Gosh " for my cynical taste , but a very nice person . And smart , Bryn Mawr College , back when smart women had the Seven Sisters for serious education and not much else . Her murder should not be part of some finger pointing LOL joke . The murderer was is and will be scum . What was infuriating was that he lived openly in France for years because the frogs would not extradite where he might get the death sentence he deserved : The french are scum too

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at April 25, 2016 09:19 AM (uvj0z)

388 "It was another passenger who also spoke Arabic that reported the man to the crew based on his conversation."

This was mentioned in the first news story that morning. The rest of the media whores deleted it in subsequent versions.

Also, he was speaking about ISIS to his political analyst (uh-huh) uncle in Baghdad on the phone.

Posted by: PJ at April 25, 2016 05:03 PM (cHuNI)

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