Overnight Open Thread (30 Apr 2016)

This is rich. ICE Director admits 'sanctuary' policies put agents at risk. Then when she's asked if these 'sanctuary' policies also pose a risk to the public, she dodges the question. Um, if it is riskier for your agents, it's bound to be riskier for the public.

Hacking Companies

Fascinating read. Why you should fear this man.

The Blackwater of surveillance, the Hacking Team is among the world's few dozen private contractors feeding a clandestine, multibillion-dollar industry that arms the world's law enforcement and intelligence agencies with spyware. Comprised of around 40 engineers and salespeople who peddle its goods to more than 40 nations, the Hacking Team epitomizes what Reporters Without Borders, the international anti-censorship group, dubs the "era of digital mercenaries."

Bans

I have an idea of who complained. Fans have strong feelings about gamers accidental 'crotch shot'.

Key & Peele

25 Best Key and Peele Skits.

Government Work

Yeesh. SSA sent out millions of correspondence using full Social Security Numbers.

Sixty-six percent of the 352 million notices the agency sent out last year contained Americans' full Social Security Numbers, and the government said it has no idea how many never made it to the correct address.

Target

Target's stock down 5%, brand damaged, by public rebuke to pro-transgender bathroom rules. Funny thing is, they are hurting their business for so few folkswho up until recently were using bathrooms just fine.

Why Cats Act So Weird

Weird News From The 1970s

I don't remember hearing about this. The case of the cable car nymphomaniac.

Moist

I didn't know people hated the word moist. I usually associate it with a cake which is good. Researcher thinks he's figured out why so many people hate the word 'moist'.

Those most likely to be disgusted by it? "[T]he prototypical moist-averse person is a young, neurotic, female who is well-educated and somewhat disgusted by bodily function," Thibodeau writes/

Video Games

How games are helping veterans recover from injury.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by B-25s taking off from USS Ranger in 1992:

Top cat pic via.

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1 Hello.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:03 PM (9ym/8)

2 I'm really starting to hate Battlefront with the amount of hacking and cheating going on.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:04 PM (McoS+)

3 B-25 off an aircraft carrier. Hold on to your ass.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:04 PM (9ym/8)

4 ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE

The planet Jupiter's distinguishing aspect has been it's Great Red Spot. Turns out, though, that it is shrinking, and at a rapidly increasing rate.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11627

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2016 10:05 PM (vBeA5)

5 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2016 10:05 PM (vBeA5)

Too much CO2?

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:07 PM (McoS+)

6 I dyslexified that as a B-52.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 10:08 PM (k4M/B)

7 Welcome aboard.

Posted by: French Jeton at April 30, 2016 10:09 PM (WMvHw)

8 So, I'm going to move my prayer request for our son to here, since I was on the chess thread (desperation!) and was treated very kindly.

Son has decided to move from the hell that is his hood, effective June 1.

He revealed to me today, that all the night-long gunfire and killings, have made him relive on a nightly basis, Helmand Province, including providing first aid to a shot up yute until the po-po and amberlamps arrived. And he credits his sweet pit mix pup, Harley, with kissing him and waking him up and calming him when that shit happens.

Anyhow, he's found an apartment not far from his university, and it's outside the city and SAFE.

So, prayers, please, that he makes it safely in Savannastan until June 1.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:10 PM (FsuaD)

9 Message to future scientists: Cats with thumbs would be very bad.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 10:11 PM (MQEz6)

10 Well, lifetime friend and lipstick lesbian and camping buddy stopped by today to tel me what a dumbass I was for getting engaged.


She's right.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:11 PM (9ym/8)

11 The 7 classifications of urinalysis observers.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u6OsdGuYycs

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 10:12 PM (Nwg0u)

12 Good God Jane, that's horrible.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:12 PM (McoS+)

13 *shakes box*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:12 PM (9ym/8)

14
10 Well, lifetime friend and lipstick lesbian and camping buddy stopped by today to tel me what a dumbass I was for getting engaged.


She's right.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:11 PM (9ym/

Too late?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 10:13 PM (MQEz6)

15 See ya.

Posted by: TB3K at April 30, 2016 10:13 PM (McoS+)

16 If a B-25 identifies as a B-52 and thinks it can boogie along at 600 mph at 70,000 feet, then it has the right to do that.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 10:15 PM (MQEz6)

17 "Too late?"


No, but fiance isn't going to this new well at all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:15 PM (9ym/8)

18 13
Good God Jane, that's horrible.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:12 PM (McoS+)


You have no idea. I realized today, that for the past year and a half, I've been nearly as stressed about where he lives than I was the seven months he was in Helmand Province. Every single day, I pick up the paper, and his neighborhood is like a war zone. To hear him tell me today, that he wakes up and has flashbacks, and his dog calms him, was awful.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:16 PM (FsuaD)

19 I wouldn't wait until 1 June if it is that bad.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:16 PM (McoS+)

20 I didn't know people hated the word moist.

It was the set group of gay douchebags who complained about that chick gamer. Most of the complaints had the word "moist" in them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2016 10:16 PM (zc3Db)

21 I'm really starting to hate Battlefront with the amount of hacking and cheating going on.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:04 PM

Online players? What are they doing re cheating, etc?

Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 10:17 PM (EWg9n)

22 That awful girl flashing herself like that is awful. She's going to Hell. She is corrupting the minds of my precious little Stevie. She should go to jail.

Posted by: Mom of Teenaged Boy at April 30, 2016 10:18 PM (DW+jj)

23 CDR M, his roommate is a vet, and actually wants to buy a house in the same hood. Son is convinced his roommate is nuts.

One of our son's vet buddies was at our January oyster roast. He served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is severely disabled, but attending our son's university.

He said to me, "Jane, your son's neighborhood, with all the feral hood rats on the loose, scares me to death."

Ugh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:19 PM (FsuaD)

24 Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 10:17 PM (EWg9n)

Aimbots. Invincibility at times. They turn it off periodically so they'll die so it isn't obvious when EA goes back to look at scores to see if they cheated. One guy was flying a TIE and I was on his tail for two minutes pouring missiles and lasers into him and zip, zero damage. I even tried ramming him. All that did was kill me and he kept on going.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:19 PM (McoS+)

25
22 That awful girl flashing herself like that is awful. She's going to Hell. She is corrupting the minds of my precious little Stevie. She should go to jail.


Posted by: Mom of Teenaged Boy at April 30, 2016 10:18 PM (DW+jj)


while inner dialogue is???

Damn she's hot... I wish I looked that good.... bitch...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 30, 2016 10:20 PM (qf6WZ)

26 Anyone going to see the Key and Peele "Keanu" movie?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:21 PM (FsuaD)

27 Moist? Pffft.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at April 30, 2016 10:21 PM (Dwehj)

28 I had to listen to the first few minutes of Barky's little gig at the whatever the hell that stupid Correspondents' Dinner thing is. That is one arrogant, full of himself SOB. He's letting his true self show there. I couldn't watch it after a few minutes.

I mean serious, that is one narcissistic dude there. I mean, we've known it for 8 years+, but here he's just letting it hang out. And the sycophants in the audience are eating it up.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 30, 2016 10:22 PM (DW+jj)

29 I don't know Jane. I want to see it but I don't think it warrants the cost of going to the movies. Now Captain America on Thursday? Yeah, that's a different story.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:22 PM (McoS+)

30 4: Is there an Obelisk near by?

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 30, 2016 10:22 PM (syGA0)

31 I dyslexified that as a B-52.

We're gonna need a bigger catapult.

Posted by: CV-61 at April 30, 2016 10:23 PM (AftC4)

32 Before everyone starts high fiving over Target....

Yeah TGT is down 4.5%. But Walmart is down 4% as well. And Costco is down 3%.

All big box stores are down in the 3-5% range. It has nothing to do with bathrooms.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 30, 2016 10:25 PM (0LHZx)

33 Those most likely to be disgusted by it? "[T]he prototypical moist-averse person is a young, neurotic, female who is well-educated and somewhat disgusted by bodily function," Thibodeau writes

Well, gee..... aren't they all.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at April 30, 2016 10:25 PM (rbPBV)

34 I always wondered why Pratchett names his conman/thief-turned-Post-Master (unless he'd like to *really* be dead next time) "Moist". As names go, it is *very* unattractive.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 10:25 PM (GDulk)

35 Is there an Obelisk monlith near by?

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 30, 2016 10:22 PM (syGA0)


FIFY

Posted by: Dave Bowman at April 30, 2016 10:25 PM (vBeA5)

36 Wait....Obama was a narcissistic douche at the WH Nerd's Ball tonight??!!?

Tell me it wasn't so.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:26 PM (FsuaD)

37 32 Before everyone starts high fiving over Target....

Yeah TGT is down 4.5%. But Walmart is down 4% as well. And Costco is down 3%.

All big box stores are down in the 3-5% range. It has nothing to do with bathrooms.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 30, 2016 10:25 PM (0LHZx)


I don't think the full effect has hit, yet. But, that's just me thinking out loud.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at April 30, 2016 10:27 PM (rbPBV)

38 Man, I was flipping through the channels and Discovery Life is running programs entitled Extreme Cougar Wives and Grandmother Lovers. What.The.Hell.

Posted by: no good deed at April 30, 2016 10:27 PM (GgxVX)

39 Wait....Obama was a narcissistic douche at the WH Nerd's Ball tonight??!!?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:26 PM (FsuaD)


Those reporters and politicos aren't smart enough to be nerds. They're just maladjusted douchebags.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2016 10:27 PM (zc3Db)

40 Prayers, Jane.

So- I have a nice flowerbed outside my kitchen window, in front of the fence. I'm doing some dishes this afternoon and look up to see an anole on the middle stringer- not at all unusual, as we have a ton of them.

But- this one has another one's head in his MOUTH and is smacking him against the fence, until he loses his balance and they both fall off. Thrashing about in the bulbs ensues.

Wiki to find that they are very territorial, and do this sort of thing all the time.

It was like tee-tiny Jurassic Park out there. So creepy...

Posted by: Sal at April 30, 2016 10:28 PM (MRX6w)

41 37 32 Before everyone starts high fiving over Target....

Yeah TGT is down 4.5%. But Walmart is down 4% as well. And Costco is down 3%.

All big box stores are down in the 3-5% range. It has nothing to do with bathrooms.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 30, 2016 10:25 PM (0LHZx)

I don't think the full effect has hit, yet. But, that's just me thinking out loud.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at April 30, 2016 10:27 PM (rbPBV)

_____

That's true. It could have a long term effect. But the headline that Target is down 5%, **DUE TO BATHROOM POLICY** is very misleading.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 30, 2016 10:28 PM (0LHZx)

42 My precious Stevie has no inner dialogue. It's all these evil whores who will corrupt him. He wouldn't have any thoughts if they didn't entice him. And all you awful men snicker at that. I know what you're thinking. Well, you're all pigs. I'm gonna vote for Hillary just because of you pigs.

Posted by: Mom of Teenaged Boy at April 30, 2016 10:28 PM (DW+jj)

43
Those reporters and politicos aren't smart enough to be nerds. They're just maladjusted douchebags.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2016 10:27 PM (zc3Db)


Those assholes call it the "Nerds' Ball" because they think they're all smart and shit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:29 PM (FsuaD)

44 Gamer chick isn't so hot. Looks like she's got some off-road miles on her already. Also looks like a major league attention junkie. Odds of her "accidental" flashing being deliberate: 90 percent.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2016 10:29 PM (Kdx3B)

45 Since I got Willowed on the last thread, I will be gauche and repost what I posted on the last thread, which would have got me emBarreled, had I not been quick on the draw, and the thread moving slow. Fixed the tag.


And in useless news here at Peon Manor, I spent more time today futzing with a little Honda 80 cc dirty bike motor salvaged from the dump (read: Free!). I had got the exhaust valve out of it last night, and went to polish it up today. Uh-oh! It was badly bent, and wobbled fiercely when I spun it in the lathe. Having nothing to lose, I kept tapping it with a hammer, until the runout was too small to see clearly. Then I coated it with valve grinding compound, chucked the end of the stem in my cordless drill, and pulled on the drill while it spun, to lap the seat and valve together. That's a major no-no, but I didn't have a working rubber suction cup tool to do the proper oscillating lap technique. Nevertheless, I got contact between the valve and seat all the way around, and called it good. Did a quick lap on the intake valve, too, although it wasn't warped.


Put the engine back together, clamped it into the big vise on the outside workbench, sprayed a shot of ether into the carb, and worked the kickstarter by hand. Zoom-zoom! It started right up, and idled for a good quarter-minute on the fuel I'd put into the carb bowl yesterday while vainly trying to start it. It didn't quit on its own, I had to shut it down by unplugging the magneto.


So I am pleased as punch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 10:29 PM (+y3Tj)

46 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at April 30, 2016 10:29 PM (pcyHg)

47 35: Maybe it identified as an Obelisk. Don't be so judgey Dave!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 30, 2016 10:30 PM (syGA0)

48
So, prayers, please, that he makes it safely in Savannastan until June 1.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:10 PM (FsuaD)

Absolutely, Jane. Thank goodness for that sweet little dog, and for his resilience. Prayers for you too, sweetie, since you have to worry. Being a mom is hard.

Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 10:30 PM (ezHMO)

49 Supposedly that 5.8 percent drop is in the last ten days. Make of it what you will.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at April 30, 2016 10:31 PM (FQKBL)

50 But the headline that Target is down 5%, **DUE TO BATHROOM POLICY** is very misleading.

Keep ignoring the rest of the headline, about the brand being damaged.

You're good at that.

Posted by: talk about misleading at April 30, 2016 10:31 PM (AftC4)

51 Those assholes call it the "Nerds' Ball" because they think they're all smart and shit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:29 PM (FsuaD)


I'd like to get in there with a bag full of dodgeballs and start beaning the pricks. It'll take them back to their worst days of elementary school and the whole gaggle of them will be one sobbing heap in no time.

Now, that would be entertaining.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2016 10:31 PM (zc3Db)

52 Launching unladen B-25s off the Ranger, with a couple extra hundred feet of runway and ten extra knots of headwind must have made it a lot less stressful for the pilots.

Although I suspect from the pilot's point of view, losing one of the few surviving airworthy Mitchells on the anniversary of the raid would be far worse than ditching your aircraft in wartime.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2016 10:32 PM (Kdx3B)

53 She didn't call me today, so I have reasonable disclosure.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:32 PM (9ym/8)

54 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 10:29 PM (+y3Tj)

And this time you got your tags closed too!

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 10:33 PM (GDulk)

55 So, son and his campus vet group are in their offices this week, goofing around.

One of their buds walks in and they all yell, "Allah Akbar!!" and start throwing stuff at him and laughing.

A Special Snowflake, walking outside their offices, took major offense and felt UNSAFE. So, the vets' group was given a "talking to" and told to "hold it down" lest they frighten other students who haven't served.

*sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:33 PM (FsuaD)

56 Aimbots. Invincibility at times. They turn it off periodically so they'll die so it isn't obvious when EA goes back to look at scores to see if they cheated. One guy was flying a TIE and I was on his tail for two minutes pouring missiles and lasers into him and zip, zero damage. I even tried ramming him. All that did was kill me and he kept on going.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:19 PM

Ah. Yeah, when it gets to that point, the online enjoyment drops considerably. There's a whole bunch of things that they do to cheat. Aimbotting is a major one. It was a problem back in the day. so much so I got slated as a cheat. But, I practised with the assault rifle so that I could use it like a semi auto (it was setup as auto only, but practice with the mouse could get the first round to work like a k9. Others didn't believe that it was possible to "snipe" with it. "X-ray vision" was also a common cheat. Invulnerability seems pretty blatant. Is there any blocks planned for the cheats?

Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 10:33 PM (EWg9n)

57 Spent today getting ready to rebuild the shed. The incompetent jackass who built it originally, about ten years ago, made all kinds of beginner mistakes. Now I know better.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2016 10:34 PM (Kdx3B)

58 She's right.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:11 PM (9ym/

So are you still gonna do it? If so why?

Sorry if that's too nosy.

Posted by: Blano at April 30, 2016 10:35 PM (NHQQx)

59 Gamer chick is just in the wrong business. There are other websites and internet web camming places where she be right at home and flashing is just getting started. I see potential there.

Of course, she's got a lot of stiff competition out there. Maybe that it's, she wants to be internet porn star without being a proper porn star.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 30, 2016 10:35 PM (DW+jj)

60 So RK, are you still engaged or not?

(I've been MIA the past few nights and am behind the power curve.)

Posted by: Sixkiller at April 30, 2016 10:35 PM (pcyHg)

61 " Now I know better."


Metal shed? Wooden frame?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:35 PM (9ym/8)

62 use the force spock

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 30, 2016 10:36 PM (GdFQh)

63 From the Target story: "Despite the widespread opposition, disputes at Target stores will be rare because transgenders comprise only about 0.03 percent of the population. That's only about one in every 2,400 people, according to a study of the 2010 census data."


How many unique customer visits does a large department store get every day? I'm willing to bet it is several thousand each day. In which case, odds favor there being about one tranny per day, per store.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 10:36 PM (+y3Tj)

64 Tell him to fort up and ride it out. No heroics. He's too short for this shit.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 30, 2016 10:37 PM (Kucy5)

65 The common theme in tonight's ONT picture is, of course, fatherhood. The B-25 was named after Billy Mitchell, father of the Air Force. The Ranger was named after the Ranger captained in the American Revolution by John Paul Jones, father of the American Navy.

Posted by: Random comment from nowhere at April 30, 2016 10:37 PM (J3UIw)

66 "So RK, are you still engaged or not?"

I don't know. Women.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:37 PM (9ym/8)

67 Only person I've ever seen who didn't like the word 'moist' was the mother of the main character in 'Dead Like Me'.

Posted by: junior at April 30, 2016 10:37 PM (fgd5X)

68 Does Trigglepuff get triggered by the word moist?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 10:38 PM (MQEz6)

69 Try this game. Very little cheating.

http://tinyurl.com/7pe2q35

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 10:38 PM (Nwg0u)

70 >>>The incompetent jackass who built it originally, about ten years ago, made all kinds of beginner mistakes. Now I know better.

F*CK THAT GUY!!!

Wait... what?!?

Posted by: chiefjaybob, who hates everyone at April 30, 2016 10:38 PM (cgH9o)

71 66
"So RK, are you still engaged or not?"



I don't know. Women.





Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:37 PM (9ym/

Duuuuuude.Definitely not good.

Posted by: Sixkiller at April 30, 2016 10:39 PM (pcyHg)

72 Shed 1.0 was built entirely of 2x4s with a sheet-metal roof. It was held together with a bunch of metal joist hangers and a ton of 1 1/2" wood screws because that's what I had around the house at the time.

It stood for several years, and even survived the massive snows of winter 2014-2015, but it began to lean so I took it down last week, salvaged the lumber I could, bought some sturdier posts, some real roofing nails, and some real deck screws to hold it together.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2016 10:39 PM (Kdx3B)

73 I have an idea of who complained. Fans have strong feelings about gamers accidental 'crotch shot'.

Twitch has a very strict ToS to prevent it from descending into porn. Apparently, you are not even supposed to show bare feet.

Looks like she had been pushing it for a while.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 30, 2016 10:39 PM (F6RKd)

74 68
Does Trigglepuff get triggered by the word moist?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 10:38 PM (MQEz6)


No. By the words "flour" and "roll."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:39 PM (FsuaD)

75 Only person I've ever seen who didn't like the word 'moist' was the mother of the main character in 'Dead Like Me'.

Posted by: junior at April 30, 2016 10:37 PM (fgd5X)


I don't know .... there are a lot of women on Thanksgiving who can't help but overcook a turkey. Try saying the word "moist:" at one of those tables!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2016 10:40 PM (zc3Db)

76 No. By the words "flour" and "roll."




Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:39 PM (FsuaD)

LMAO.

Posted by: Sixkiller at April 30, 2016 10:40 PM (pcyHg)

77 That's true. It could have a long term effect. But the headline that Target is down 5%, **DUE TO BATHROOM POLICY** is very misleading.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 30, 2016 10:28 PM (0LHZx)


Well, Target isn't losing my business, because I all but never shopped there. Once or twice in my life. But now I will consciously avoid them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 10:40 PM (+y3Tj)

78 @63 From the Target story: "Despite the widespread opposition, disputes at Target stores will be rare because transgenders comprise only about 0.03 percent of the population. That's only about one in every 2,400 people, according to a study of the 2010 census data."


How many unique customer visits does a large department store get every day? I'm willing to bet it is several thousand each day. In which case, odds favor there being about one tranny per day, per store.
------------------

Problem is, it's not really the "gender-confused" that people are worried about.

Posted by: junior at April 30, 2016 10:41 PM (fgd5X)

79 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:37 PM (9ym/)

My advice to you (shoves 6 pack into your chest) is to drink heavily.

Posted by: Blano at April 30, 2016 10:42 PM (uiVGU)

80 Does Trigglepuff get triggered by the word moist?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 10:38 PM (MQEz6)


You'd have to roll her in a metric fuckton of flour to find the moist spot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 10:42 PM (+y3Tj)

81 63. I'm sure Target had no problems when trannys who could pass did so and the rest used the private bathrooms that every Target has.

Announcing their stupid policy has just given the green light to every pervert to declare him or herself trans-gender to find out if that is all it takes to barge into wrong bathroom to make people uncomfortable on purpose and have no fear of consequences. That is why I'm done shopping at Target.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 30, 2016 10:43 PM (wYRTH)

82 79
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:37 PM (9ym/)



My advice to you (shoves 6 pack into your chest) is to drink heavily.

Posted by: Blano at April 30, 2016 10:42 PM (uiVGU)

At the very least, make it a long engagement. Don't rush to the altar.

Posted by: Sixkiller at April 30, 2016 10:43 PM (pcyHg)

83 Why Cats Act So Weird

My explanation is that they are very sophisticated and successful parasites. They've gotten us to provide them with food, water, shelter, and even medical care. All they have to do in return is be adorable.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2016 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

84 "Duuuuuude.Definitely not good."


Not the first girl I haven't married. I guess things just go on.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:44 PM (9ym/8)

85 Of course, she's got a lot of stiff competition out there.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 30, 2016 10:35 PM


huhuhuh uh huhuhuh.... you said "stiff"... huhuhuhuh

Posted by: butthead at April 30, 2016 10:44 PM (EWg9n)

86 Evenin' ONT folks!

Pater familias is adjusting well to his little vacation at the inpatient rehab center, especially since they got him in a wheelchair so he could see something other than four walls! He's had a lot of isolation lately and changes of scenery and seeing other people around is doing him some good mentally I think. It's a problem I've wrestled with for some time for him, hopefully I can come up with better ideas after he gets sorted out.

Also, I'm more relaxed and less frenzied than I've been in weeks.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I think this will do both of us some good.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at April 30, 2016 10:46 PM (D0J8L)

87 I'm taping Soylent Green, so I'm watching it again. I really liked Charlton Heston but ... my G-d, that guy ran like a girl. It makes me chuckle.

I have to say that one of my favorite Heston movies is Khartoum. I never would have thought Heston as a Brit would go over but he did a great job and it was an excellent movie. Of course, Olivier would have to stand trial, these days, for "crimes against humanity" for his face-painted portrayal of the crazy arab who thought he was the Mahdi.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2016 10:46 PM (zc3Db)

88
84 "Duuuuuude.Definitely not good."


Not the first girl I haven't married. I guess things just go on.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 10:44 PM (9ym/

Plenty more out there to not marry.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 10:48 PM (MQEz6)

89 Plenty more out there to not marry.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 10:48 PM (MQEz6)


Trigglypuff being but one of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 10:50 PM (+y3Tj)

90 49 Supposedly that 5.8 percent drop is in the last ten days. Make of it what you will.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at April 30, 2016 10:31 PM (FQKBL)

____

ugh. It's not 5.8%, it's 4.5% since April 19th, the day the policy was announced. And also since April 19th, Walmart is down 4%, Cisco is down 3% and Whole Foods is down 5%. The entire big box retail sector is down in the 3-5% range since April 19th.

If Target were down 5% and Walmart were up 5%, then yeah you could say the bathrooms are having an effect. But when Target's stock price is doing what every other retailer is doing, you can't say that.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 30, 2016 10:51 PM (0LHZx)

91
Problem is, it's not really the "gender-confused" that people are worried about.
Posted by: junior at April 30, 2016 10:41 PM (fgd5X)

Precisely.

Was at the doctor's office with my daughter, and had to use the restroom, and walked in with an elderly woman helping her elderly and obviously frail husband use the restroom in the ladies room. She apologized profusely, and said that there were no "single" bathrooms, and she couldn't go in the men's room. I asked her if she needed help, waited til they left, and thought nothing of that. Nor would I, really, if an actual trans person used the restroom and wasn't bothering me.

But I have a problem with perverts or opportunist assaulters having access to me, my daughter, or other women. So yes, I am not going to Target. It's actually saving me money, because I tend to have no discipline when I go there.

Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 10:51 PM (ezHMO)

92 Sure is a lot of orange/yellow cats in that pic.

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2016 10:52 PM (HtUkt)

93 Hey everybody.

So did anyone see Larry Wilmore at the WH Correspondents Dinner tonight? I'd like to check it out but I suspect his stand-up was just 20 minutes of the usual non-stop anti-anything-white-and-Christian hate.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 10:52 PM (ntObR)

94 The only things I've bought at Target were socks and underwear, and I only have to do that every couple of years. I guess I'll try Walmart next time. I get all the rest of my clothes from L.L. Bean.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2016 10:53 PM (sdi6R)

95 Sad about Target. I'll miss 'em but thank God for Amazon, and I've found Kohl's has most of the same kitchen appliances for good prices.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 10:53 PM (ntObR)

96 Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at April 30, 2016 10:46 PM (D0J8L)

I have followed your journey, prayers are with you (and Jane). I took care of my dad for 10 years. Please try to remember to take care of yourself also.
Best wishes

Posted by: FCF at April 30, 2016 10:54 PM (kejii)

97 Damn shame about that B-25 commemorative flight.

They did it far too soon. Should've waited till today, I think.

They took off unladed. Pity. Better if they took off with a full load of incindiaries and cluster bombs.

They didn't have a target. The protests outside the Trump rallies were a target rich environment. And I say that as very much a Ted Cruz voter.

Hopefully, next time, we'll have a much more memorable commemorative flight, and once again demonstrate the still-rich capabilities of the U.S. Navy, in conjunction with the USAAF and the Mitchell Bomber.

And if you Moron's haven't read Gen. Doolitle's wiki and various biographies, you've been missing one hell of a bunch of good reading.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 30, 2016 10:54 PM (McRlu)

98 So did anyone see Larry Wilmore at the WH
Correspondents Dinner tonight? I'd like to check it out but I suspect
his stand-up was just 20 minutes of the usual non-stop
anti-anything-white-and-Christian hate.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 10:52 PM (ntObR)


I can't stand that douche. I don't find him funny or interesting. However, I'm sure the left loved him and Obama got "funny twinges" in the area where his balls used to be, before Mooch took them and stored them in one of her expensive purses.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 10:55 PM (FsuaD)

99 Brother Cavil, I hope this helps you and yours. Continued prayers for your father.

Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 10:55 PM (ezHMO)

100 Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 10:33 PM (EWg9n)

It's EA. I don't think they really care to spend the effort to really stamp it out. This game is dying out already on PC so I'll have to save up for the next entertainment to play. I'm dying to try the Vive with a flight sim.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:56 PM (McoS+)

101 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

Freedom: Imagine Kate Upton's Boobs Motorboating a Human Face.. Forever

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726448450339004417

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726448656883302400

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726448835929755649

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726448987071479808

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2016 10:56 PM (fMQvT)

102 50 But the headline that Target is down 5%, **DUE TO BATHROOM POLICY** is very misleading.

Keep ignoring the rest of the headline, about the brand being damaged.

You're good at that.
Posted by: talk about misleading at April 30, 2016 10:31 PM (AftC4)

______

I ignore nonsensical headlines written by someone who doesn't understand how sectors work.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 30, 2016 10:56 PM (0LHZx)

103 Moki, exactly.

In the case of the restrooms it isn't straights, gays, lesbians or bisexuals who are the problem. It's the predators. Who thankfully are rare, but still dangerous. And let's face it, when they hear about these new laws, some of them are going to take that as license to hurt kids.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 10:56 PM (ntObR)

104 Twitch has a very strict ToS to prevent it from descending into porn. Apparently, you are not even supposed to show bare feet.



Feet? Eww. What the heck is wrong with these weirdos?

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at April 30, 2016 10:57 PM (cmE8J)

105
I have followed your journey, prayers are with you (and Jane). I
took care of my dad for 10 years. Please try to remember to take care
of yourself also.


Yeah, that's been the hardest part. I have a list of a half-dozen things on hold until I can go a month without a crisis kicking off. Some of those things have been on hold for depressingly long periods of time...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at April 30, 2016 10:57 PM (D0J8L)

106 Dead like me. Great show. Mandy fkin Patinkin. Too bad the main character actress turned into a leather face overnight

Posted by: Esch at April 30, 2016 10:58 PM (eEEbp)

107 " So did anyone see Larry Wilmore at the WH
Correspondents Dinner tonight?"

It was the most epic bomb ever. Even this crowd hated it.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2016 10:58 PM (bQxkN)

108 Moar Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726449135818297345

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726449307088486400

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726449506380877824

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/726449649452744704

Posted by: kbdabear at April 30, 2016 10:58 PM (fMQvT)

109 104: I know. Sickos.

Posted by: Dick Morris at April 30, 2016 10:58 PM (DW+jj)

110 I love L.L.Bean... The entrance to its flagship store in Freeport, ME has no lock because the store never closes, ever!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 30, 2016 10:58 PM (kP16F)

111 All of the buttercups who hate moist will just have to suffer thru a new era of juicy.

Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2016 10:58 PM (f40FU)

112 Feet? Eww. What the heck is wrong with these weirdos?
Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at April 30, 2016 10:57 PM (cmE8J)


What's wrong with feet?

Posted by: Rex Ryan at April 30, 2016 10:59 PM (McoS+)

113 I hate the cable cars.

They are always full of tourists hanging off of them like they were Doris Day. When two of the cars pass each other there is only a few feet of clearance. I cringe waiting for 2 heads to connect at speed.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 30, 2016 11:00 PM (EZebt)

114 It's EA. I don't think they really care to spend the effort to really stamp it out. This game is dying out already on PC so I'll have to save up for the next entertainment to play. I'm dying to try the Vive with a flight sim.

Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:56 PM

Ah.... EA. Say no more. Not gonna get much joy from EA.

Posted by: butthead at April 30, 2016 11:00 PM (EWg9n)

115 Those anti-Trump La Raza swine need to meet up with some well-armed Americans in jacked-up 4X4's. Hilarity would ensue.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 11:00 PM (+y3Tj)

116 off socky

Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 11:00 PM (EWg9n)

117 I'm taping Soylent Green, so I'm watching it again. I really liked
Charlton Heston but ... my G-d, that guy ran like a girl. It makes me
chuckle.




Don't give away the ending, I haven't seen it.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2016 11:01 PM (cmE8J)

118 Stephen Colbert ruined the WH Correspondents Dinner a few years ago unfortunately. Now it's a contest for comedians to see how hateful they can possibly get away with being.

Although I do give Colbert a tiny bit of credit for admitting, the ONE person who had kind words for him after his Bush bashing was... Antonin Scalia.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 11:01 PM (ntObR)

119 Although I do give Colbert a tiny bit of credit for admitting, the ONE person who had kind words for him after his Bush bashing was... Antonin Scalia.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 11:01 PM (ntObR)

Those people wouldn't recognize class if it walked up and smacked them with a two by four. And I wager it pained Colbert to have to admit that.

Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 11:04 PM (ezHMO)

120 Moki, I was shocked that Colbert did admit it. OTOH, he never had to mention it; he could have kept it a secret the rest of his life. So I wonder what his true nature is.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 30, 2016 11:05 PM (ntObR)

121 Prayers for your son sent, Jane. God bless.

Posted by: Alf767 at April 30, 2016 11:05 PM (VtSj9)

122
Apparently, you are not even supposed to show bare feet.

And no Barbara Eden belly button.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 11:06 PM (k4M/B)

123 USS Ranger CV-61

THAT'S MY SHIP!!!

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 11:07 PM (+jksT)

124 So this twitch is a service where people record themselves playing video games -- and there is a market of people who would rather watch someone else play a video game than play one themselves? They all need to get off my lawn.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 30, 2016 11:09 PM (wYRTH)

125 And if you're playing in a bedroom, it must be twin beds. You can have a couple with one large bed there, there must be separate beds.

Hell, even Rob and Laura Petri had to have twin beds, didn't they? When did that nonsense actually end? It was gone by the 70s, I think.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 30, 2016 11:09 PM (DW+jj)

126 Mmmmm....moist.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2016 11:09 PM (0mRoj)

127 >>>Man, I was flipping through the channels and Discovery Life is running programs entitled Extreme Cougar Wives

Not me. Swearsies.

Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at April 30, 2016 11:09 PM (e+1S5)

128 Thanks for ya'll's D'oh Boy prayers. He told me today, that he can barely focus on studying or writing papers where he is.

So, his dad and I are over the moon that he's moving well away from the FOB where he's been living.

Anyhow, prayers please, for the people still living in that area.

A couple of nights ago, a mother of five arrived home from work and was gunned down in her car in front of her house.

Black Lives Matter?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2016 11:10 PM (FsuaD)

129 "[T]he prototypical moist-averse person is a young, neurotic, female who
is well-educated and somewhat disgusted by bodily function"

Change "moist-averse" to "feminist". Same person.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 30, 2016 11:11 PM (/pB9Z)

130 Best crappy movie of all time is on: Battleship. Alternating between that and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Plus wine. How can I lose?

Posted by: Sharkman at April 30, 2016 11:11 PM (QWtgr)

131 Oh, if I went 'round calling m'self "emperor" just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 30, 2016 11:11 PM (kP16F)

132 89 Plenty more out there to not marry.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 10:48 PM (MQEz6)


Trigglypuff being but one of them.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 10:50 PM (+y3Tj)

Harpooning would be more apropos.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2016 11:12 PM (0mRoj)

133 So this twitch is a service where people record themselves playing video games -- and there is a market of people who would rather watch someone else play a video game than play one themselves? They all need to get off my lawn.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 30, 2016 11:09 PM (wYRTH)


Seems that so-called "social media" are rocketing to the point where "incredibly stupid" is high praise, indeed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 11:12 PM (+y3Tj)

134 How did these Canadian fucks get the number one and number two picks in the NHL draft? It's a Ted Cruz conspiracy, I tells ya!

Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2016 11:13 PM (f40FU)

135 "[T]he prototypical moist-averse person is a young, neurotic, female who is well-educated and somewhat disgusted by bodily function"

Change "moist-averse" to "feminist". Same person.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 30, 2016 11:11 PM (/pB9Z)


"Frigid" used to be the word.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2016 11:13 PM (zc3Db)

136 134 How did these Canadian fucks get the number one and number two picks in the NHL draft? It's a Ted Cruz conspiracy, I tells ya!
Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2016 11:13 PM (f40FU)

A Can-spiracy, even?

Eh? Ehhh? Ah! Haha!

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 30, 2016 11:14 PM (F6RKd)

137 My kids watch other people play video games.

You watch other people play football, right?

That's kind of how I figure it.

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2016 11:15 PM (2Ocf1)

138 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

I had to reassure Twitter that Kateurday 8 was acceptable. And how!

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2016 11:15 PM (yddCj)

139 135 "[T]he prototypical moist-averse person is a young, neurotic, female who is well-educated and somewhat disgusted by bodily function"

Change "moist-averse" to "feminist". Same person.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 30, 2016 11:11 PM (/pB9Z)

"Frigid" used to be the word.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2016 11:13 PM (zc3Db)

Frigidity isn't limited to feminists. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2016 11:15 PM (0mRoj)

140 The term 'moist' brings to mind the National Lampoon 'Dogs' issue from a very long time ago, and in this context, the 'Ordish Plunger' bred specifically for Queen Wheema The Moist of Ord.

I'm not sure why I remember that. Perhaps I was triggered by the term 'moist'.


Posted by: JEM at April 30, 2016 11:15 PM (o+SC1)

141 Harpooning would be more apropos.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2016 11:12 PM (0mRoj)


It must be hurtful, being unable to go to the beach, out of fear that well-meaning animal lovers will roll you into the surf.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 11:16 PM (+y3Tj)

142 So this twitch is a service where people record themselves playing video games -- and there is a market of people who would rather watch someone else play a video game than play one themselves? They all need to get off my lawn.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 30, 2016 11:09 PM

There's a tv show now that consists of people, at home, watching tv shows. This is what it's come to. Reality tv show about people watching reality tv shows.

Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 11:16 PM (EWg9n)

143 I have no aversion to moisture. But, what is it?

Posted by: Hillzebub! at April 30, 2016 11:17 PM (9mTYi)

144 honesty Target just sucks as a store. nothing really compelling to go there for. selection of everything is so narrow.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 30, 2016 11:17 PM (Cq0oW)

145 Think of Huma's tongue, Hillz...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 30, 2016 11:17 PM (kP16F)

146 So this twitch is a service where people record themselves playing video games -- and there is a market of people who would rather watch someone else play a video game than play one themselves? They all need to get off my lawn.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 30, 2016 11:09 PM

The RedLetterMedia games-reviewers Previously Recorded have a channel. I use that to get my Red Letter fix in between movie reviews. Even though Rich Evans and Jack Packard are WI commies.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 30, 2016 11:18 PM (F6RKd)

147 A few years ago I watched a good series on youtube of someone playing Bioshock II.

Very entertaining.

You have to find a good player who can record and edit well, and keep his or her mouth shut.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 11:19 PM (MQEz6)

148 There's a tv show now that consists of people, at home, watching tv shows. This is what it's come to. Reality tv show about people watching reality tv shows.

Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 11:16 PM (EWg9n)


It's gonna collapse to a singularity, and we will all be sucked in and ripped to pieces by tidal forces!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at April 30, 2016 11:19 PM (+y3Tj)

149 Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2016 11:15 PM (2Ocf1)

I generally feel the way you do. I don't *dislike* playing video games myself, but I prefer to watch others play. For one thing, I have fairly awful reflexes and, for another, it's remarkably hard to get any needlework done and game at the same time.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 11:19 PM (GDulk)

150 How did these Canadian fucks get the number one and number two picks in the NHL draft?

By sucking. Hard.

Posted by: The Lakers and Sixers at April 30, 2016 11:19 PM (9mTYi)

151 @Moki you were in Athens? When?

I was EOD on Hellenikon 89-90 before we shut it down.

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2016 11:20 PM (2Ocf1)

152
148 There's a tv show now that consists of people, at home, watching tv shows. This is what it's come to. Reality tv show about people watching reality tv shows.

Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 11:16 PM (EWg9n)


It's gonna collapse to a singularity, and we will all be sucked in and ripped to pieces by tidal forces!
Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at April 30, 2016 11:19 PM (+y3Tj)

Kinda like a trap, right?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 11:21 PM (MQEz6)

153 Damn, the Penguins are going to give me an ulcer. Another close 1 goal game. GO PENS!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 30, 2016 11:21 PM (syGA0)

154 Howdy, folks.

I notice that neither of those cat videos feature an actual, you know, cat?

Guess the top pic makes up for that, though.

This is the Pet Thread, part 2, right?

Posted by: mindful webworker haz real catz at April 30, 2016 11:23 PM (5a8XA)

155 Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 11:19 PM (MQEz6)

Eldest Kidlet has started a YouTube channel for that with a game called Transistor as well as some sort of ShadowRun on-line game she plays with Son. I'm a terrible mother and haven't watched any of her episodes so far, but Middlest Kidlet says she thinks they're pretty good. EK isn't here right now, but I'll ask her if she's okay with me sharing the channel name with the Horde.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 11:24 PM (GDulk)

156 Moist? Let's just say I've got a Dewalt and a 55 gallon drum of Replens.

Posted by: Huma at April 30, 2016 11:24 PM (cmE8J)

157 Yeah, the "gamer" girl has been up to this for a while...
Very NSFW: http://___ur.com/a/ws7XT

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 30, 2016 11:25 PM (F6RKd)

158 It's gonna collapse to a singularity, and we will all be sucked in and ripped to pieces by tidal forces!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at April 30, 2016 11:19 PM

10 years ago, Mike Judge would have rejected the concept as too stupid and ridiculous to include it in Idiocracy. Yet, here we are. "Ow, My Balls" is cerebral, by comparison.

Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 11:26 PM (EWg9n)

159 Xhamster announced that it would not feature Trigglypuff porn, even if it was requested. When a site that has no standards discovers them to reject you, man that's pretty cold.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2016 11:27 PM (N8hFs)

160 figures. lemme try again
Yeah, the "gamer" girl has been up to this for a while...
Very NSFW: http://tinyurl.com/nsfw-gamer

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 30, 2016 11:27 PM (F6RKd)

161 Lol at "moist-phobia" nitwits!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zy36s32

Heh.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at April 30, 2016 11:28 PM (044Fx)

162 These protesters are sitting across the road with their arms locked together inside of PVC pipes. Seems a group of husky bikers could pick up the whole group by lifting the PVC pipes and throwing the whole group in a ditch.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 11:29 PM (k4M/B)

163 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 30, 2016 11:30 PM (T/cxb)

164 Evenin' everyone.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


Evening. Check out my ship in the content!

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 11:32 PM (+jksT)

165 @First-Rate:

Your first link worked -- it didn't take an Einstein to realise the underscore was to be replaced with "___"... Thought you'd done that on purpose!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 30, 2016 11:32 PM (kP16F)

166 There's a tv show now that consists of people, at home, watching tv shows. This is what it's come to. Reality tv show about people watching reality tv shows.

Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 11:16 PM (EWg9n)

This is just one of many reasons why the last TV show I watched was the Super Bowl. Just a complete electronic wasteland.

Posted by: Blano at April 30, 2016 11:32 PM (heN73)

167 165 @First-Rate:

Your first link worked -- it didn't take an Einstein to realise the underscore was to be replaced with "___"... Thought you'd done that on purpose!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 30, 2016 11:32 PM (kP16F)

Nope. Minx 0.7 alpha does it for me!

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 30, 2016 11:32 PM (F6RKd)

168
There's a tv show now that consists of people, at home, watching tv shows.

In the not too distant future...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 11:32 PM (k4M/B)

169 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2016 11:33 PM (EzgxV)

170 Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 11:32 PM (+jksT)

You were on the Ranger?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 11:33 PM (GDulk)

171 I have never heard the story of the "cable car nymphomaniac" and I have a head full of useless trivia.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 30, 2016 11:33 PM (8HGb7)

172 http://preview.tinyurl.com/zy36s32

Heh.


Posted by: JQ Flyover at April 30, 2016 11:28 PM (044Fx)


Too old.

Posted by: Harry Reid at April 30, 2016 11:34 PM (cmE8J)

173 Evening. Check out my ship in the content!

Very cool. Too bad they couldn't have done a flyover of Tokyo.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 30, 2016 11:34 PM (T/cxb)

174 Whoa! "i m g" gets replaced with an underscore... What's up with that?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 30, 2016 11:35 PM (kP16F)

175 "My explanation is that they are very sophisticated and successful parasites. They've gotten us to provide them with food, water, shelter, and even medical care. All they have to do in return is be adorable."

Hard to argue with that.
Mine catches the occasional rodent, but when he does I sometimes wish he hadn't.

Posted by: navybrat at April 30, 2016 11:35 PM (8QGte)

176 Moki you were in Athens? When?

I was EOD on Hellenikon 89-90 before we shut it down.
Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2016 11:20 PM (2Ocf1)

Blaster, we may well have crossed paths-I was at the Embassy 89-91. Consular officer, then staff aide to the ambassador.

I can't remember the name of the hotel on the base, but we had every Marine Ball there, and not a few other embassy balls.

Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 11:35 PM (ezHMO)

177 I'd like to know why Mike Hammer's Cat periodically goes on berserko tears through the house.

My own theory is that their nervous systems are inherently unstable, and some particular perturbation sets off an uncontrollable oscillation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 11:36 PM (9mTYi)

178 Posted by: Harry Reid at April 30, 2016 11:34 PM

Too picky.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at April 30, 2016 11:36 PM (044Fx)

179 There's a Facebook side bar headline that a TN high school teacher was suspended for showing their class *Human Centipede 2*. On what possible planet could there be a reason to show that in a high school?!

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 11:36 PM (GDulk)

180 You were on the Ranger?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Yes. 1982-84. Deep down in the Main Machinery (Boiler, Engine) rooms.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 11:36 PM (+jksT)

181 Evening horde.

*scrolls up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 30, 2016 11:37 PM (hlMPp)

182 >>. Seems a group of husky bikers could pick up the whole
>>group by lifting the PVC pipes and throwing the whole group
>> in a ditch.

Ring around the rosy, pockets full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall...across the border.

Posted by: JEM at April 30, 2016 11:37 PM (o+SC1)

183 Whoa! "i m g" gets replaced with an underscore... What's up with that?

Many moons ago some people on the blog would do very bad things with linking pics in the threads. The string for the html tag that does that was made a forbidden string by Pixy.

And so it remains.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 30, 2016 11:37 PM (T/cxb)

184 Check out my ship in the content!
----------

Hmm. Nice. Say, what'll you take for her?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 11:38 PM (9mTYi)

185 There's a Facebook side bar headline that a TN high school teacher was suspended for showing their class *Human Centipede 2*. On what possible planet could there be a reason to show that in a high school?!

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 11:36 PM

There's no excuse for that. The first one is much, much better.

Posted by: otho at April 30, 2016 11:39 PM (EWg9n)

186 There's a Facebook side bar headline that a TN high school teacher was suspended for showing their class *Human Centipede 2*. On what possible planet could there be a reason to show that in a high school?!
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


I'm from TN too. What a proud day for me here at the HQ.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 11:40 PM (+jksT)

187 Oh, yeah, GamerGirl likes to show off and even her cooter before this. Accidentally, of course.

That last shot, unless she's wearing some very flesh colored panties that blend in with her skin tone perfectly, is a deliberate flash. The whole thing is set up. Just happen to forget to wear panties, of course, and with too short a skirt hiked up just right, with everything at the right level and angle with the camera.

Yeah, sweetie. There's many girls out there with more photogenic cooters who don't pretend and are a lot more talented about the shows they put on that you.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 30, 2016 11:43 PM (DW+jj)

188 I'd like to know why Mike Hammer's Cat periodically goes on berserko tears through the house.

My own theory is that their nervous systems are inherently unstable, and some particular perturbation sets off an uncontrollable oscillation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 11:36 PM (9mTYi)


Cats and dogs can see into other dimensions, and from time to time, they see disturbing things there.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at April 30, 2016 11:43 PM (+y3Tj)

189 Interestingly, NR sent me a link to a video concerning Target. The video has been removed from YouTube.

Anyone know what that was about?

It was tagged "WATCH: The Viral Video That Made Me Want to Boycott Target"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 11:43 PM (9mTYi)

190 un-socking

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 11:44 PM (+y3Tj)

191 Hacking thing is interesting, but the "Blackwater" snark makes the author look stupid. Or, more likely, a 20-something staff writer/associate at Foreign Policy marinated in Beltway mythology and ignorance. So effectively, the same thing.


They're not mercenaries. At least when they're working for first world countries. In fact they and other outfits like them make diplomatic and other operations and presence possible in places where it simply wasn't even considered a short time ago.


But this is part of the comprehensive ignorance and myth and demonization framework of those who dominate the public square, one more small reason "it's a stupid time to be alive".

Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2016 11:44 PM (QDnY+)

192 Human Centipede 2? I really shouldn't have looked that up! That's almost as bad as that Serbian film...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 30, 2016 11:44 PM (kP16F)

193 AOP - Nice work on the engine. Now... what to do with it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 11:45 PM (9mTYi)

194 That last shot, unless she's wearing some very flesh colored panties that blend in with her skin tone perfectly, is a deliberate flash. The whole thing is set up. Just happen to forget to wear panties, of course, and with too short a skirt hiked up just right, with everything at the right level and angle with the camera.

Yeah, sweetie. There's many girls out there with more photogenic cooters who don't pretend and are a lot more talented about the shows they put on that you.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 30, 2016 11:43 PM (DW+jj)


Meh. Those "flashes" were totally tame. Nothing you couldn't see on network TV during any football game. Nothing NSFW about it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 11:46 PM (+y3Tj)

195 Jane D'oh, from the descriptions, sounds like Son is not suffering from flashbacks, perzackly - more like flash-presents. Still in a war zone. Trust the Almighty he'll keep his head down, and stay safe next month.

'Round my rural neighborhood, when I hear gunfire, it's actually reassuring. Armed neighbors, doing target practice (if they're not shooting varmints).

Posted by: mindful webworker in his safe space at April 30, 2016 11:48 PM (5a8XA)

196 Drudge leads with a story about the WHCD.

Royalty and Court-rats.

Fuck them.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 11:48 PM (MQEz6)

197 AOP - Nice work on the engine. Now... what to do with it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 11:45 PM (9mTYi)


I have a plan. A few years ago, I was at a farm auction and bought an old Greeves MX bike that had been bodged with a 350 cc Kawasaki rotary-valve two-stroke. So I'm going to re-bodge it with the little Honda motor. All I want to do is putt around the yard, and up the road to the neighbors', anyway. Don't need big power.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 11:49 PM (kkhU1)

198 And ..... Weirddave with the xhamster update! News you can use! (and funny, which is why he posted it, but .....)

Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2016 11:50 PM (QDnY+)

199 so a girl possibly showing her pooner on the internets is now bannable?

That would cost the Kardashians millions

Posted by: jake at April 30, 2016 11:51 PM (zmJiJ)

200 Top Gun:

Several scenes filmed on the USS Ranger during my time on board.

The Final Countdown:

Several scenes filmed on the USS Ranger during my time on board.

Star Trek 4

All ship scenes filmed on the USS Ranger during my time on board. Including in the "reactor room", which was the machinery room I worked in.

Where was I? Glad you asked, I was standing off camera beside the director... L. Nimoy.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 11:51 PM (+jksT)

201 Cats and dogs can see into other dimensions, and from time to time, they see disturbing things there.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar


Or, you hairless apes could just wear some pants and spare us the PTSD...

Posted by: Moron Cat at April 30, 2016 11:54 PM (D0J8L)

202 Crap. Power just died. On UPS. Better go. Crap.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 11:54 PM (9mTYi)

203 Was unaware of the USS Ranger/Doolittle re-enactment. Ultra-cool. It's interesting how most little info slugs or captions refer to the raid as having little effect, when in fact of course it had a significant impact in forcing the Naval General Staff to abandon their plan to slow-walk Yamamoto's Midway proposal to death.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2016 11:54 PM (QDnY+)

204 Hmm. Nice. Say, what'll you take for her?
Posted by: Mike Hammer,


Sorry, had to send the old girl to the scrap yards. She'll probably show up in one of your future razor blades.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 11:54 PM (+jksT)

205 Yeah, sweetie. There's many girls out there with more photogenic cooters who don't pretend

This could work! Provoking her into trying harder...

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2016 11:55 PM (RrDm2)

206 G'night Horde, time to get some of that restful, low-stress sleep I've been missing for so long...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 30, 2016 11:55 PM (D0J8L)

207 You know, just about any kind of flash, a good one, you know "X shows her pussy" or something of that level, is going to get me to look.

Except in one cases, or set of them, and that's the KardlardAssishians. I would not care, and would not stoop to waste my good prurient interests on the likes of them.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 30, 2016 11:56 PM (DW+jj)

208 Just wait till Hillzapoppin is doing the correspondents dinner.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 11:57 PM (k4M/B)

209 Just took up guitar again tonight, after a very long hiatus.

Played a lot when the kids were tiny, but nipped the tip off my left index finger, just a little, when making daughter her first full sized bed.

So I quit. Still have the Martin D-18, and it is hard keeping it hydrated here on the front range of Colorado.

So, as it turns out, you can learn anything on YouTube. And you can tune your guitar using a free app on your iPhone. So, perfectly in tune, I am learning REM's "Losing My Religion" which is an apt piece for the age of Trump.

Or at least the age of Trump's bid for the presidency.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 30, 2016 11:58 PM (U6f54)

210 Polliwog the 'Ette: *Human Centipede 2*. On what possible planet could there be a reason to show that in a high school?!

I almost managed to almost get my brain bleached of the description of HC - blocked it out... allll out - when I read there's a sequel. Just... no!

I would say the teacher must've had his or her head up his or her a$$, but...

* reaches for heavy-duty brain bleach again *

Posted by: mindful webworker is bugged at April 30, 2016 11:58 PM (5a8XA)

211 AOP, I really wish you lived closer to me. I have a 1974 Yamaha MX 100 that I'd like to get running right to give to Little as his first bike.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 30, 2016 11:59 PM (N8hFs)

212
Sorry, had to send the old girl to the scrap yards. She'll probably show up in one of your future razor blades.
Posted by: AmeriDan


My first ship got turned into toothpicks.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 11:59 PM (k4M/B)

213 Wow, AmeriDan, that's a heapin' helpin' of cinematic brushes with greatness.


My best was sitting having my cafe au lait and beignets at the Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, next table over was James Spader doing a scene for "Storyville".


Of course I was completely off camera but really right next to him. He kept sneezing from the powdered sugar on the beignets, until someone thought to spray water mist on them. Some woman - I assume the female interest in the movie - walked up and dropped a script on his table, then walked away with only a few words spoken. A few extras, including one of the horse-drawn carriages pulling by on the street in front of us.


Never saw the movie, don't know if the scene is in it. I left to catch my plane after an hour, they still weren't done.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 12:00 AM (QDnY+)

214 What goes:


"Er, not that one. Damn! Not that one. Shit! Not that one. Oops, wrong again. Uh-oh, not that one. Darn! Another miss...."











Trigglypuff flashing her cooter on Webcam.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 01, 2016 12:01 AM (kkhU1)

215 Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 11:51 PM (+jksT)

Very cool. Or is movie filming cooler in theory than reality?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 01, 2016 12:04 AM (GDulk)

216 214 What goes:


"Er, not that one. Damn! Not that one. Shit! Not that one. Oops, wrong again. Uh-oh, not that one. Darn! Another miss...."











Trigglypuff flashing her cooter on Webcam.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 01, 2016 12:01 AM (kkhU1)

She'd have to lift her gunt out of the way first.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2016 12:04 AM (0mRoj)

217 215 Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 11:51 PM (+jksT)

Very cool. Or is movie filming cooler in theory than reality?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 01, 2016 12:04 AM (GDulk)

Based on my extremely limited experience, it's much cooler in theory.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2016 12:05 AM (0mRoj)

218 I was Nimoy's Navy liaison during the reactor room scene. Spent four days as his right hand man. Hung out with Uhura and Chekoff (not sure of spelling).

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:07 AM (+jksT)

219 218 I was Nimoy's Navy liaison during the reactor room scene. Spent four days as his right hand man. Hung out with Uhura and Chekoff (not sure of spelling).
Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:07 AM (+jksT)

Now that's cool.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2016 12:07 AM (0mRoj)

220 Very cool, AmeriDan. Was Nimoy nice to deal with?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 12:09 AM (QDnY+)

221 Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:07 AM (+jksT)

Wow. Seems like that should be good for some free drinks at pretty much any SF/F con.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 01, 2016 12:09 AM (GDulk)

222 Re the Human Centipede:

One of the things I love about Nick Searcy at Twitter, he calls Hillary's and Democratic Party supporters the Human Democrat Centipede.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 01, 2016 12:09 AM (ntObR)

223 Kinda slow tonight. I guess people have lives or something. I'm forgetting what that's like.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2016 12:09 AM (0mRoj)

224 222 Re the Human Centipede:

One of the things I love about Nick Searcy at Twitter, he calls Hillary's and Democratic Party supporters the Human Democrat Centipede.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 01, 2016 12:09 AM (ntObR)

Disgusting, but apt. And disgusting.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2016 12:10 AM (0mRoj)

225 Based on my extremely limited experience, it's much cooler in theory.
Posted by: Insomniac


It was cool as hell for me. Probably uncool by Hollywood standards because Star Trek. You can buy a better phaser in a dime store than what they use on set.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:10 AM (+jksT)

226 Message to future scientists: Cats with thumbs would be very bad.

Check out this British milk commercial about the evolution of kittehs with thumbs. It includes a kitteh who uses thumbs to peruse a book on military strategy (purrfect for a smart military blog like AoSHQ):

http://tinyurl.com/ab9fzsz

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 01, 2016 12:11 AM (3C9q2)

227 Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:10 AM (+jksT)

Surely you got some photos of that for that scrapbook?!

Posted by: CDR M at May 01, 2016 12:12 AM (McoS+)

228 225 Based on my extremely limited experience, it's much cooler in theory.
Posted by: Insomniac


It was cool as hell for me. Probably uncool by Hollywood standards because Star Trek. You can buy a better phaser in a dime store than what they use on set.
Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:10 AM (+jksT)

Heh. Well, being in the position you were in would definitely be cool. The overall process of filming is, again based on limited experience, is labor intensive, time-consuming and oftentimes tedious.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2016 12:12 AM (0mRoj)

229 Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2016 12:09 AM (0mRoj)

Warmer weather. At least in some places.

Posted by: CDR M at May 01, 2016 12:12 AM (McoS+)

230 229 Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2016 12:09 AM (0mRoj)

Warmer weather. At least in some places.
Posted by: CDR M at May 01, 2016 12:12 AM (McoS+)

Ah. That and they probably have friends and shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2016 12:13 AM (0mRoj)

231 218 I was Nimoy's Navy liaison during the reactor room scene. Spent four days as his right hand man. Hung out with Uhura and Chekoff (not sure of spelling).
Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:07 AM (+jksT)

"Meet the Man who Met Several Star Trek Cast Members!"
As a matter of fact, you could probably rent a table at a convention & turn a profit on autographs.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 01, 2016 12:13 AM (7qAYi)

232 Very cool, AmeriDan. Was Nimoy nice to deal with?
Posted by: rhomboid


He was awesome. Took plenty of pictures with me and let me sneak in shipmates for pictures with him. Signed a million autographs for me to pass out. They all were the most nice and accommodating people.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:14 AM (+jksT)

233 If you have pre-college age children, read the "guide" at the link below to see exactly what college kids are being indocrinated in, and figure out how innoculate your kids against it.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1CXQ68P8PDKYUlEWDlWc09rWHM/view

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 01, 2016 12:14 AM (vBeA5)

234 Posted by: The Political Hat at May 01, 2016 12:14 AM (vBeA5)

*lights cigarette*

Yeah baby, that was gooooood.

Posted by: The margins at May 01, 2016 12:15 AM (0mRoj)

235 Posted by: Josephistan at May 01, 2016 12:13 AM (7qAYi)

Especially now that Nimoy has passed on. Well, as long as AmeriDan has *nice* things to say about them. From what I've heard it might be dangerous to be critical.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 01, 2016 12:16 AM (GDulk)

236 Surely you got some photos of that for that scrapbook?!
Posted by: CDR M

Oh yeah. You want to post them here? I don't have them scanned yet- except one with Nimoy, on my FB. But I could scan and send them in.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:16 AM (+jksT)

237 Good night Horde. Enjoyed staying on this long and reading the comments in 'real time.'

RK - hang in there buddy, don't do anything rash.

Out.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 01, 2016 12:17 AM (pcyHg)

238 OK, I'm behind 230 or so posts and can't catch up. Back acting up due to sitting all day at a Museum conference.

Anything exciting I missed?

Posted by: Farmer at May 01, 2016 12:17 AM (o/90i)

239 AmeriDan, I'm guessing you weren't on board for the Doolittle anniversary thing? Sounds like your time was earlier than 1992.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 12:17 AM (QDnY+)

240 As a matter of fact, you could probably rent a table at a convention & turn a profit on autographs.
Posted by: Josephistan

I could dig that!

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:17 AM (+jksT)

241 9 AmeriDan, I'm guessing you weren't on board for the Doolittle anniversary thing? Sounds like your time was earlier than 1992.
Posted by: rhomboid

No, 82-86. But once a Ranger Man...

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:19 AM (+jksT)

242 Farmer, you haven't missed much.


It was announced that ace was leaving the blog, and AmishDude, Hollowpoint, and Hector were taking over.


Also, redbanzai has accepted a position as Trump's liaison to the Baha'i community.


And weekends will now be entirely gun threads. Bewbs, all day Monday.


Same old same old.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 12:20 AM (QDnY+)

243 That's damn cool AmeriDan

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 01, 2016 12:20 AM (hlMPp)

244 Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:16 AM (+jksT)

That would be pretty cool.

On Truman, I got to escort the Dallas Cowboy and Washington Redskin Cheerleaders around. Rode a cod out to Truman with Dishwalla onboard. Gave Tom Selleck a tour of the catapults and arresting gear on Reagan. You never know when duty might include some celebrity types.

Posted by: CDR M at May 01, 2016 12:21 AM (McoS+)

245 Gwen Stefani still has some damn nice legs.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 01, 2016 12:21 AM (hlMPp)

246 Especially now that Nimoy has passed on. Well, as long as AmeriDan has *nice* things to say about them. From what I've heard it might be dangerous to be critical.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette

I couldn't imagine anyone having a bad word to say about the actors I met. They were that nice, and not a fake nice either.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:21 AM (+jksT)

247 Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:16 AM (+jksT)

How are you not at every con ever, letting the Trekkies buy you drinks and generally bask in you glory?! Especially while you're holding onto a bunch of Nimoy autographs? Let Trek fans fund your retirement.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 01, 2016 12:23 AM (GDulk)

248 Out of the hundreds of TV series that I have available on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon Prime, I want the ones that aren't available - Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Fawlty Towers, Millennium. I guess you always want what you haven't got.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 01, 2016 12:23 AM (7qAYi)

249 And weekends will now be entirely gun threads. Bewbs, all day Monday.

And baseball all day Tuesday.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 01, 2016 12:23 AM (3C9q2)

250 Same old same old.
Posted by: rhomboid

Heh.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:23 AM (+jksT)

251 when did hollywood start going to the WHCD?

I don't remember that untill recently

woodrow Wilson, the mutha fucka who keeps on giving

Posted by: jake at May 01, 2016 12:24 AM (zmJiJ)

252 Farmer, you haven't missed much.


It was announced that ace was leaving the blog, and AmishDude, Hollowpoint, and Hector were taking over.
Also, redbanzai has accepted a position as Trump's liaison to the Baha'i community.
And weekends will now be entirely gun threads. Bewbs, all day Monday.
Same old same old.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 12:20 AM

WTF?

I'm OK w/ bewbs all day Mon. but I want a revote on the rest. In fact I want a revote on all the primarys and the last couple of elections.

Posted by: Farmer at May 01, 2016 12:24 AM (o/90i)

253 I live about 3 miles from Scripps. Never boring

Posted by: MAx at May 01, 2016 12:25 AM (LAliD)

254 How are you not at every con ever, letting the Trekkies buy you drinks and generally bask in you glory?! Especially while you're holding onto a bunch of Nimoy autographs? Let Trek fans fund your retirement.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Not many Trek conventions in Memphis, and I'm employed in a non Trek field. Oh well, I might bit the road one day.

Star Trek chicks are easy, right?

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:27 AM (+jksT)

255 Not many Trek conventions in Memphis, and I'm employed in a non Trek field. Oh well, I might bit the road one day.

Star Trek chicks are easy, right?
Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:27 AM (+jksT)

Yes, but there's a reason for that.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 01, 2016 12:28 AM (7qAYi)

256 I've read several articles today saying that the Target boycott will have no negative effect on Target. Well, they're not getting my money anymore, that much I know. That seems to me like a negative effect.

Posted by: Alana at May 01, 2016 12:29 AM (1iHB6)

257 On Truman, I got to escort the Dallas Cowboy and Washington Redskin Cheerleaders around. Rode a cod out to Truman with Dishwalla onboard. Gave Tom Selleck a tour of the catapults and arresting gear on Reagan. You never know when duty might include some celebrity types.
Posted by: CDR M


They used Marines with shotguns to escort the Dallas Cowgirls when we were at sea.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:30 AM (+jksT)

258 Yes, but there's a reason for that.
Posted by: Josephistan


So you're sayin' there's a chance?

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:32 AM (+jksT)

259 Farmer, you object to all-weekend gun threads??

Hoplophobe!!!!

Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

260 Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2016 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

Except for the adorable part, they sound like a lot of the FSA and illegals in America today.

Posted by: gracepc at May 01, 2016 12:33 AM (OU4q6)

261 Everyone should go to a decent comic book / sci-fi convention at least once. They're great people watching if nothing else.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 01, 2016 12:33 AM (7qAYi)

262 Some Ted Talks are ideas more worth spreading than others.

How megacities are changing the map of the world | Parag Khanna
https://youtu.be/U7y4GlmwPLQ

In this one, if you ignore the guy's annoying overly-serious delivery, and his naive and communistic politics about open borders, anti-national sovereignty and globalism, pro-mass public transit, public housing, global warming, and "sustainable urbanization"...

...there's some interesting info about megacities.

*sigh*

Countering his optimism, there's this bit I read today which some Moron this morning (?) cthulhu last night #554 linked to:

...In the military literature he had become familiar with a subject called The Fragile City scenario, a term used to describe the vulnerability of mega-metropolises in the Third World....

Posted by: mindful webworker lives too close to the city at May 01, 2016 12:34 AM (5a8XA)

263 And it's time for bed. I got a long day of nothing ahead of me tomorrow.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 01, 2016 12:35 AM (7qAYi)

264 Dang Cdr M I was cheated of my only "trap" opportunity - we ended up taking a chopper (both ways) instead of a C-2. To the Kennedy, off Norfolk.


Was still great to spend the day/night there (air group was doing qualifications before deployment). Beautiful clear calm full moon night. Also the night of the Libya raid, which was interesting.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 12:36 AM (QDnY+)

265 heh,

if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day.

If you deport him you will never have to feed him again.....


Posted by: jake at May 01, 2016 12:38 AM (zmJiJ)

266 hope those cats in the top pic are fixed, otherwise that will be about 2 million cats next spring

Posted by: jake at May 01, 2016 12:39 AM (zmJiJ)

267 Everyone should go to a decent comic book / sci-fi convention at least once. They're great people watching if nothing else.
Posted by: Josephistan


After this thread, I'm seriously thinking about traveling to one. Not for the "easy chicks", that was joking, but it does sound like fun since I have a story (with pictures) to tell.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:40 AM (+jksT)

268 "
Aimbots. Invincibility at times. They turn it off periodically so
they'll die so it isn't obvious when EA goes back to look at scores to
see if they cheated. One guy was flying a TIE and I was on his tail for
two minutes pouring missiles and lasers into him and zip, zero damage. I
even tried ramming him. All that did was kill me and he kept on going.



Posted by: CDR M at April 30, 2016 10:19 PM



Ah. Yeah, when it gets to that point, the online enjoyment drops
considerably.
Posted by: otho"

The same sort of thing happened for me playing in Paintball tournaments many years ago. People just started blatantly ignoring it when they got hit and would keep firing until a ref called them out. My team got disgusted with it and stopped going to the tournaments.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 01, 2016 12:41 AM (9ltS8)

269 Regarding the "Unofficial Scripps College Survival Guide" ( #233 ):

Seems to me to be the denouement of the GLSEN "LGBT-inclusive Curriculum" in the public schools... (glsen.org)

Got to start inoculating early, like kindergarten early!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 01, 2016 12:42 AM (kP16F)

270 CDR M,

I bet Tom Selleck was a great guy to be around.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 12:42 AM (+jksT)

271 Yeah, he's one of the good guys.

Posted by: CDR M at May 01, 2016 12:44 AM (McoS+)

272 256 I've read several articles today saying that the Target boycott will have no negative effect on Target. Well, they're not getting my money anymore, that much I know. That seems to me like a negative effect.
Posted by: Alana at May 01, 2016 12:29 AM (1iHB6)

_____

The vasytmajority of boycotts don't work. On any given day every major corporation is under a boycott from one group or another. It all washes out in the end. So you boycott Target and go to WM instead And as you do that's there's so liberal who hates WM and swears he'll never shop there, instead taking his business to Target.

It's a wash.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 01, 2016 12:45 AM (0LHZx)

273 Farmer, you object to all-weekend gun threads??
Hoplophobe!!!!
Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 12:32 AM

No, no objection, just no interest. I'll tell ya why.

Despite being raised in a rural IL farm family was never raised around guns.

Found out the reason why. When my Grandad was a kid on the farm I later farmed they were having cattle stolen. So Grt Granddad rigged up an alarm system, when the barn door was opened an alarm went off in the house.

It went off one night, my 14 yo Granddad went out w/ his Dad and he shot the rustler. Guy was caught as a trail of blood lead to his house.

He lost his leg, I think was convicted, but Grandad never got over that and never raised his kids w/ any guns around, tho he always kept a shotgun for his own use.

Posted by: Farmer at May 01, 2016 12:45 AM (o/90i)

274 #189 - It was this guy, who is gay but doesn't much like the new policy, who went into a target (dressed as a normal man) and up to the service counter, where he explained he would be more comfortable in the ladies' room, and could he just go in there. The guy behind the counter laughs, and says let me get this other person for you to talk to.

So the other man tells him yes, he can go in. The guy asks, well what if women object. The manager or whoever it was says, well we will talk to them about it. The guy leaves without going in the ladies' room.

There's also another couple videos that I *think* is the same guy, where they are asking him to leave the store and telling him he can't film in there. (Not sure it is the same guy, though it seems to be).

I guess this got the guy much more attention than he thought it would, as the video was later removed.

I liked the part where if I objected to a man in the ladies' room, they would "talk to me" about it and set me straight on it. That's what I love about this whole thing. Guys setting me straight on what I can object to and what I can't.

Posted by: Alana at May 01, 2016 12:46 AM (1iHB6)

275 Good American Baseball evening, Horde. Philadelphia keeps surprising early on, and I'm starting to wonder what sort of witchcraft they possess.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 12:47 AM (OQ9R7)

276 hi all
well I have consumed a lot of beer so I am going to bed right now
hope everyone has a good evening

Posted by: chemjeff at May 01, 2016 12:47 AM (uAvJJ)

277 Target's stock plunged below $70 a few months ago for other reasons, so I'm not reading too much into this.

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 01, 2016 12:48 AM (kP16F)

278 *cheers*

...and G'Night, chemjeff.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 12:50 AM (OQ9R7)

279 Philadelphia keeps surprising early on, and I'm starting to wonder what sort of witchcraft they possess.

Lifelong Phillies fan here-- and I'm as puzzled as you are as to why they're now 4 games over .500 for the first time since 2011. Teh kittehs know the secret but they ain't telling.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 01, 2016 12:56 AM (3C9q2)

280 From what I've read, I don't put anything into this stock deal.

But I do think the bathroom thing isn't just another boycott. You may not understand, but I can't go into a bathroom, fitting room, or locker room where any man can come in. (The trans I don't mind so much; they've always been with us.)

It's too dangerous and WAAAAY too uncomfortable. Too close to home, affects me too much. I can't do it. So it's different from boycotting Coke because they like Obama or something. Or boycotting ChickFilA because the owner didn't believe in gay marriage. Or boycotting Target because they no longer separate traditionally boys' toys from girls'.

Much different.

Posted by: Alana at May 01, 2016 12:56 AM (1iHB6)

281 Nite chemjeff, I'm needing more alcohol to kill this back pain before I go to bed. So some morons will have to put up w/ more nonsense from me for a few more minutes.

Be well.

Posted by: Farmer at May 01, 2016 12:57 AM (o/90i)

282 It is in the pitching, Basement Cat, but timely hitting wasn't in the cards before the season started.

They will eventually regress to the mean, but they are beating teams that they shouldn't right now.

Enjoy it while it lasts, amigo! It is fun to watch baseball in Philly right now!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 12:58 AM (OQ9R7)

283 Really late to the garden thread, but I doubt that anyone cares at this hour.
Planted 3 pepper plants from a clearance rack today. A couple weird variants of jalapeno, cayenne, and has anyone ever heard of a hot banana pepper?

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:02 AM (AfOTL)

284 ..."A couple weird variants of jalapeno, cayenne, and has anyone ever heard of a hot banana pepper?"
-Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:02 AM (AfOTL)

Pickled banana peppers are what they put on Subway subs. I always save a jar of brine from my pickles, (or jalapenos), to slice and store them in.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 01:05 AM (OQ9R7)

285 ...they're very mild.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 01:05 AM (OQ9R7)

286 Posted by: Alana

Ah yes, they would talk to you (or any woman) and explain how you were being totes silly in even objecting to a man entering a ladies restroom.

Isn't that mansplaining at its real roots? I could see why a woman would be infuriated by that.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 01:07 AM (+jksT)

287 I love banana pepers, Slap. Used to grow them the size of actual bananas - great for stuffing & roasting.
But I've never had one that I would consider "hot." Apparently, I found some weird hybrid?

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:08 AM (AfOTL)

288 It is fun to watch baseball in Philly right now!

Yep, hope it keeps up for just a little longer. Meanwhile, the fact that Boston whupped the Evil Empire tonight is sweet revenge for the 2009 WS.

OTOH-- with the Cubs at .773 and the White Sox at .680, and both on top of their respective divisions, what if there's a Chicago crosstown WS in the fall? Would the aftermath rival the fire of 1871?

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 01, 2016 01:08 AM (3C9q2)

289 283 Really late to the garden thread, but I doubt that anyone cares at this hour.
Planted 3 pepper plants from a clearance rack today. A couple weird variants of jalapeno, cayenne, and has anyone ever heard of a hot banana pepper?

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:02 AM (AfOTL)




Which part of "hot banana pepper" are you having the most problem with?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

290 ..."But I've never had one that I would consider "hot." Apparently, I found some weird hybrid?"
-Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:08 AM (AfOTL)

I suppose. They probably scienced the shit out of it or something.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 01:10 AM (OQ9R7)

291 Yeah I'm not worried for myself with the Target policy but its stupid and does put women and girls at risk of peeping tom and boob grab incidents and they are crowing how if you disagree with the policy you are askeered of trans-genders and just being phobic.

I haven't signed any boycott petition and won't cuz in their case I won't come back if/when they wise up and reverse the policy after their snooty ivory tower attitude to real concerns.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 01, 2016 01:11 AM (wYRTH)

292 "Which part of "hot banana pepper" are you having the most problem with?"
-Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

The "hot" part. I've never had any sort of banana pepper that I would consider anything near "hot".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 01:12 AM (OQ9R7)

293 289 283 Really late to the garden thread, but I doubt that anyone cares at this hour.
Planted 3 pepper plants from a clearance rack today. A couple weird variants of jalapeno, cayenne, and has anyone ever heard of a hot banana pepper?

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:02 AM (AfOTL)




Which part of "hot banana pepper" are you having the most problem with?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:10 AM (EzgxV)




I see that got 'splained @287. The University of New Mexico has been playing around with stuff like mild habaneros and jalapenos, and hot bell peppers, for years now. I think every student who wants to get a Masters or PhD in Agronomy has to develop a hot version of a mild pepper or mild version of a hot one to get their degree. Wouldn't surprise me if your hot banana pepper came from the school's labs.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

294 Really late to the garden thread, but I doubt that anyone cares at this hour.
Planted 3 pepper plants from a clearance rack today. A couple weird variants of jalapeno, cayenne, and has anyone ever heard of a hot banana pepper?
Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:02 AM

Yeah Chi, but don't grow any peppers anymore. Somehow aging digestive systems around here object to them!

Posted by: Farmer at May 01, 2016 01:14 AM (o/90i)

295 Oh dear I killed the thread. or if not I'm off to bed anyway. Take care horde.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 01, 2016 01:15 AM (wYRTH)

296 (The trans I don't mind so much; they've always been with us.)
Posted by: Alana

You must not only except it, you must worship the ever expanding doctrine. You must sing it's praises on every street corner. You must promote it.

Pretty much how every other "cause" of the SJW is being pushed.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 01:16 AM (+jksT)

297 Apparently "Safe Space" is no longer Politically Correct, because it correctly implies a person to be mentally week.

The new term is "Brave Space"...

Posted by: The Politically Incorrect Hat at May 01, 2016 01:17 AM (vBeA5)

298 PaleRider pitched a peck of particular peeping-tom and pedophile problems, whilst prime passionate Morons parlayed their particular pepper prognostications?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)

299 G'Night, PaleRider.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 01:17 AM (OQ9R7)

300 Cooth is correct, chiles have been engineered for years now (like most other valuable veggies and fruits) for various reasons. I believe when jalapeno use/acceptance spread in the US, in the 80s, a down-bred (in terms of capsaicin content) version was the one mostly in distribution. Much milder than you'd get at a store or in a restaurant in Mexico.


And chiles freely cross-pollinate as well. So same variety, same field, can have divergent characteristics including capsaicin levels.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 01:18 AM (QDnY+)

301 Which part of "hot banana pepper" are you having the most problem with?
Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------
Like the ColdOne said, the "hot" part. Banana peppers are sweet and tasty. But the tag on this calls them hot.
? Never seen such a thing!

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

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:18 AM (AfOTL)

302 ..."The new term is "Brave Space"..."
-Posted by: The Politically Incorrect Hat at May 01, 2016 01:17 AM (vBeA5)

Yeeeeahhhh. Okay. One sentence and that dissolves into the regular Prog. nonsense.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 01:19 AM (OQ9R7)

303 #125

Mike and Carol Brady were the first couple on TV to share a bed.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 01, 2016 01:20 AM (IdCqF)

304 301 Which part of "hot banana pepper" are you having the most problem with?
Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------
Like the ColdOne said, the "hot" part. Banana peppers are sweet and tasty. But the tag on this calls them hot.
? Never seen such a thing!

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

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:18 AM (AfOTL)



OT, and BTW -- I haven't seen a reply to my last email.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:22 AM (EzgxV)

305 I haven't signed any boycott petition and won't cuz in their case I won't come back if/when they wise up and reverse the policy after their snooty ivory tower attitude to real concerns.
Posted by: PaleRider


You're right

An empty store, save for those few who are "down with the cause", or the last cause, or the one before sends a louder message than a signature.

Let them go out of business so that people who want EVERYONES- within certain decency standards- business take over. Better to piss off a few self righteous asses than the common masses.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 01:23 AM (+jksT)

306 The Target thing is idiotic, and as Alana said *is* different, as it involves immediate practical consequences for customers. We're not in a Target often anyway, but of course my wife would now never consider using their rest rooms.


As I have no remaining hope for the society or civic culture, I'm hoping for lots of spectacular problems and incidents starting to arise from what has become the free-fall adoption of idiotic and offensive positions and policies by corporations and all other institutions.


I'm anxiously awaiting the cretins at Starbucks to revive their "let's talk about race!" idiocy. They were just "ahead of their time"!

Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 01:24 AM (QDnY+)

307 Target is looking to the future. Millenials and younger GenXers aren't freaking out over this. So Target's calculation is let the oldsters boycott us, we may take a hit in the near term, but long term, our brand will be stronger for being perceived as a leader in transgender rights.

Not saying I agree with it, but it's what their thinking is.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 01, 2016 01:24 AM (0LHZx)

308 Mike and Carol Brady were the first couple on TV to share a bed.
Posted by: Epobirs


Yet they never produced a child. Lucy and Ricky at least pushed the beds together once.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 01:26 AM (+jksT)

309 Mike and Carol Brady were the first couple on TV to share a bed.

Posted by: Epobirs

Yet they never produced a child. Lucy and Ricky at least pushed the beds together once.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 01:26 AM (+jksT)


That's not quite how it worked... as they say "if this nightstand is a rockin', don't come knockin'!"

Posted by: Nightstand between Lucy and Ricky's beds at May 01, 2016 01:29 AM (vBeA5)

310 OT, and BTW -- I haven't seen a reply to my last email.
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------
Sorry 'bout that.
Should I go re-read it & reply now, or would it be better if I waited until I was soberer?

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:29 AM (AfOTL)

311 Nite Pale Rider et al
Be well.
T

Posted by: Farmer at May 01, 2016 01:29 AM (o/90i)

312 If you follow the Hugo Awards, you'll find this hilarious:

https://teespring.com/legends-of-science-fiction

Posted by: The Spaaace Hat! at May 01, 2016 01:30 AM (vBeA5)

313 Millennial and Gen X women will not be any crazier about men in their restrooms than their mothers, I'd wager. I don't put it past the idiots now running corporations to think that "transgender rights" matter to more than .5% of the population, including all age groups, but it's ludicrous.


It was just like the gigantic, urgent, persistent, culture-defining demand that the Confederate flag be treated like the Nazi flag is in Germany today. Which was non-existent.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2016 01:31 AM (QDnY+)

314 I finally dug down to that "moist" article. How stupid.



Let's take a trip down memory lane....I spent far too much of my youth in the town of Newhall, California.....where, to channel Sam Kinison...."Y'see here? Y'see what this is? *snicker* This is SAND. NOTHING grows here -- nothing's GONNA grow here. It's SAND. You need to pack your shit, make one trip, and GO WHERE THE MOIST IS!"



Which I pretty much did.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

315
Mike and Carol Brady were the first couple on TV to share a bed.

Yet they never produced a child.


Six is enough

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 01, 2016 01:34 AM (k4M/B)

316 310 OT, and BTW -- I haven't seen a reply to my last email.
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------
Sorry 'bout that.
Should I go re-read it & reply now, or would it be better if I waited until I was soberer?

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:29 AM (AfOTL)



Either way. I wanted to say something about it today, 'cause there were times when it would have been a nice laugh.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:34 AM (EzgxV)

317 Okay... back to baseball.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 01:37 AM (OQ9R7)

318 Like the Mothra orchid....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

319 Not saying I agree with it, but it's what their thinking is.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

I can see that reasoning seeming sound to them. If they don't take into account human nature. Humans abuse and distort every loophole given, no matter what their age.

Laws are one thing. Social norms are another. Get rid of either and... what's starting to happen now, happens.

I get what you're saying, though.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 01:38 AM (+jksT)

320 Mike and Carol Brady were the first couple on TV to share a bed.

Yet they never produced a child.

Six is enough

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 01, 2016 01:34 AM (k4M/B)


SOON

Posted by: Cousin Oliver at May 01, 2016 01:39 AM (vBeA5)

321 Brave Space, Boston Strong, Shelter in Place...

all synonyms for HIDE!

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2016 01:40 AM (nbhcX)

322 Six is enough

You'd think so, but there's room for two more.

Posted by: Tom Bradford at May 01, 2016 01:42 AM (T/cxb)

323 SOON
Posted by: Cousin Oliver


ARF!!!

Posted by: Tiger at May 01, 2016 01:43 AM (+jksT)

324 You need a place to protect you from things that offend you and you call it a bravespace?

SMOD, you bitch.

Posted by: eman at May 01, 2016 01:43 AM (MQEz6)

325 I agree that is what they think, Monseur. I don't think it is going to be that easy to get even millennial and gen xwomen to turn over all their private spaces, though.

Posted by: Alana at May 01, 2016 01:44 AM (1iHB6)

326 all synonyms for HIDE!
Posted by: Anna Puma


Good point. Also... let your benevolent big goverment handle it for you whilst you hide.

Posted by: Tiger at May 01, 2016 01:45 AM (+jksT)

327 Did I really get beat to a Dick Van Patten joke at 2 am?
Wow. This is a tough crowd...

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:46 AM (AfOTL)

328 Chia, they moved the Ottoman for you...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2016 01:46 AM (nbhcX)

329 Posted by: Tiger


Sock fail.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 01:47 AM (+jksT)

330 Greg: Dad, is it okay if I tap Marcia?

Mr. Brady: Just don't let Jan find out about it.

Posted by: eman at May 01, 2016 01:47 AM (MQEz6)

331 Did I really get beat to a Dick Van Patten joke at 2 am?

Wow. This is a tough crowd...


It was just hanging there, like a piņata.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 01, 2016 01:47 AM (T/cxb)

332 Jan, "It's always Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Bobby!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2016 01:48 AM (nbhcX)

333 The success they've had in making the younger generation feeble and docile dovtails nicely with my brigandage and warlording retirement plans.

So there's that.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at May 01, 2016 01:48 AM (vyffp)

334 Seen at Wally World - Darth Vader pinatas.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2016 01:49 AM (nbhcX)

335 Greg: Dad, is it okay if I tap Marcia?

Mr. Brady: Just don't let Jan find out about it.
Posted by: eman


Heh; and off stage, Greg was shagging Carol and Mike was all Brokeback Mountain.

Posted by: AmeriDan at May 01, 2016 01:51 AM (+jksT)

336 327 Did I really get beat to a Dick Van Patten joke at 2 am?
Wow. This is a tough crowd...

Posted by: Chi at May 01, 2016 01:46 AM (AfOTL)



You were distracted....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 01:53 AM (EzgxV)

337 Heh; and off stage, Greg was shagging Carol and Mike was all Brokeback Mountain.

My brother, Loco, had a parody of the theme song, "The Brady Brothel," years before any of this came out.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 01, 2016 01:56 AM (T/cxb)

338 Greg: Dad, is it okay if I tap Marcia?

Mr. Brady: Just don't let Jan find out about it.

Yes, but first you will...

Posted by: eman at May 01, 2016 01:47 AM (MQEz6)


FIFY

Posted by: Voice in Jan's Head at May 01, 2016 01:57 AM (vBeA5)

339 Moist von Lipwig

Posted by: Kindltot at May 01, 2016 02:00 AM (dxOfa)

340 337 Heh; and off stage, Greg was shagging Carol and Mike was all Brokeback Mountain.

My brother, Loco, had a parody of the theme song, "The Brady Brothel," years before any of this came out.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 01, 2016 01:56 AM (T/cxb)



Didn't you once mention you had an uncle Brujo?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

341
340 337 Heh; and off stage, Greg was shagging Carol and Mike was all Brokeback Mountain.

My brother, Loco, had a parody of the theme song, "The Brady Brothel," years before any of this came out.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 01, 2016 01:56 AM (T/cxb)



Didn't you once mention you had an uncle Brujo?
Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

Dd either of them have badges?

Posted by: eman at May 01, 2016 02:01 AM (MQEz6)

342 PArody song.. the one about the 'youngest one in leather' perchance?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2016 02:03 AM (xDNYK)

343 Didn't you once mention you had an uncle Brujo?

Only one uncle, and he's a lot closer to Oso then Brujo. But he's from Mama's side, so not a Basura.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 01, 2016 02:03 AM (T/cxb)

344 PArody song.. the one about the 'youngest one in leather' perchance?

I don't remember that line. There was something at the end of the first verse like "The youngest one liked girls."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 01, 2016 02:05 AM (T/cxb)

345 Little FYI, you roll Trigglypuff in flour, you're going to have more than one wet spot. Just sayin'...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:06 AM (hVdx9)

346 Brave Space, Boston Strong, Shelter in Place...

all synonyms for HIDE!


Posted by: Anna Puma
****

Like a bitch...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:08 AM (hVdx9)

347 Tilikum sushi or sashimi? Perhaps in tempura?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2016 02:09 AM (xDNYK)

348 Tilikum sushi or sashimi? Perhaps in tempura?


Posted by: Anna Puma
****

Grrrrrr... let me go to my "Brave Space".

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:10 AM (hVdx9)

349 Little FYI, you roll Trigglypuff in flour, you're going to have more than one wet spot. Just sayin'...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:06 AM (hVdx9)


You don't even have to add yeast!

Posted by: The Kneeded Hat at May 01, 2016 02:11 AM (vBeA5)

350 You don't even have to add yeast!

Posted by: The Kneeded Hat
****

Trigglypuff beer and bread?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:12 AM (hVdx9)

351 You don't even have to add yeast!

Posted by: The Kneeded Hat
****

Trigglypuff beer and bread?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:12 AM (hVdx9)


Proof that Val-U-Rite is healthier than the alternative...

Posted by: The Val-U-Hat at May 01, 2016 02:14 AM (vBeA5)

352 There was a recent piece on NPR regarding Tilikum -- turns out it's from a trade pidjin and not a native language. The trade pidjin was 20% French, 20% English, 20% one tribe, 20% another tribe, and 20% other. It originally formed for trade, but then all the indigenous peoples got munged into the same reservation, and it began to be taught to children as a language of its own. I'm oversimplifying, but it was a reasonably interesting piece -- Global Warming rated only a couple of sentences.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:16 AM (EzgxV)

353 There was a recent piece on NPR regarding Tilikum -- turns out it's from a trade pidjin and not a native language. The trade pidjin was 20% French, 20% English, 20% one tribe, 20% another tribe, and 20% other. It originally formed for trade, but then all the indigenous peoples got munged into the same reservation, and it began to be taught to children as a language of its own. I'm oversimplifying, but it was a reasonably interesting piece -- Global Warming rated only a couple of sentences.

Posted by: cthulhu
****

Trade makes strange...igloo fellows...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:19 AM (hVdx9)

354 "Grrrrrr... let me go to my "Brave Space"."
-Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:10 AM (hVdx9)

Just tell her that she needs to stop eating your calves and the next time you see her creeping down from the hills, you're going to powder her face with a twelve-gauge.

...One good turn deserves another.

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 02:19 AM (OQ9R7)

355 Yo, everyone. Slow night at the karaoke bar tonight, so I got sent home. 'Sup?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:20 AM (rJUlF)

356 Proof that Val-U-Rite is healthier than the alternative...

Posted by: The Val-U-Hat
****

Bathtub gin would be a better alternative.
She'd eat and drink it all anyway.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:20 AM (hVdx9)

357 Slow night at the ONT, Cap'n.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 02:21 AM (OQ9R7)

358 Slow night here, eh? Well, dangit.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:22 AM (rJUlF)

359 355 Yo, everyone. Slow night at the karaoke bar tonight, so I got sent home. 'Sup?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:20 AM (rJUlF)



Hey, Cap'n! Any indication of why it might have been a slow night?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:23 AM (EzgxV)

360 358 Slow night here, eh? Well, dangit.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:22 AM (rJUlF)



We were waiting for your scintillating brilliance to show up.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:23 AM (EzgxV)

361 Just tell her that she needs to stop eating your calves and the next time you see her creeping down from the hills, you're going to powder her face with a twelve-gauge.

...One good turn deserves another.

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel



Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)
****

What?! She ate one of my kids?! Where's my Garand...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:25 AM (hVdx9)

362 cooth,

Just not a lot of customers tonight, thanks to other local events drawing people away. The boss sent me and one of the waitresses home.

And if you want scintillating brilliance, you're gonna have find it somewhere else. I'm fresh out.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:26 AM (rJUlF)

363 ..."And if you want scintillating brilliance, you're gonna have find it somewhere else. I'm fresh out."
-Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:26 AM (rJUlF)

Me, too. I got nuthin'. I tried to write a quick Brady Bunch song parody, but I fizzled.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 02:28 AM (OQ9R7)

364 All I have is an interesting encounter at the bar last night, when someone just straight out asked me if I had Asperger's...What the hell????

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:30 AM (rJUlF)

365 *HAH!*

...I just noticed the "On the All-Night Request Line" part of your monicker! That's Restaurant-Quality Lemonade!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 02:30 AM (OQ9R7)

366 "All I have is an interesting encounter at the bar last night, when someone just straight out asked me if I had Asperger's...What the hell????"
-Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:30 AM (rJUlF)

Sounds like something I would have done in my early-twenties, were I looking for a fight... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 02:32 AM (OQ9R7)

367 Slap,

Maybe...they were kind of an a**...kept demanding that I stop karaoke rotation to play their song. Told him I'd play his song first in the next rotation and hinted a tip could make that happen, but these people came here to sing, and it IS part of our name...I kept it friendly, but businesslike. If he were trying to insult me, well, I've heard worse from my ex.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:35 AM (rJUlF)

368
Madonna is grossing me out again. She posted a photo of her and her son where she is draped all over him. He's your son - no a substitute boyfriend.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 01, 2016 02:35 AM (iQIUe)

369 368

I wish she'd just go home and count her money, but I doubt her NPD would allow it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:36 AM (rJUlF)

370 By the way...these Classic Ranch-flavored Fritos are very tasty.

Just thought y'all would like to know that.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:38 AM (rJUlF)

371 Santa Clara had a city-wide garage sale today. It has had one in August for a while, but they decided to branch out and hold another at the end of April. As might be expected from the first year of a tradition, it was a bit spotty. The fiancee and I bopped around for a bit and got a few bargains. I got an inert gas regulator for a buck. Fiancee got a piece of large luggage for $3 to replace the nearly-destroyed one we bought some years back in Slough, England for 35 pounds -- which we had to buy because our American luggage had gotten caught against a wheel during SF -> Heathrow and was worn through.



I got a couple of laptop-sized bags for $3 each -- they come in handy for a lot of things. An unused flatscreen support arm for $4. The fiancee got a couple of books, a pair of shorts for a young girl with spangles (fiancee attended a seminar at Maker Faire for making old pants/shorts into handbags -- but, yeah, I was nervous driving around with those in my car) some Disney artwork stamped by Sothebys, and an extendable sunshade, and some cork artwork.



After a quick stop at home, we went off to a county park to hike a loop of about 2.5 miles with a 600' height gain in the middle.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

372 364 All I have is an interesting encounter at the bar last night, when someone just straight out asked me if I had Asperger's...What the hell????

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:30 AM (rJUlF)



The correct response is either "dunno", or -- for the right questioner -- "would it help me get laid?"

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:39 AM (EzgxV)

373 Sounds like a good haul, Cooth. I'd like to hit yard sales around here to look for old record albums. I'm decorating one of the living room walls with them. But, by the time I get out of bed on the weekends (thanks to working late at the bar), the sales are all over.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:41 AM (rJUlF)

374 367 Slap,

Maybe...they were kind of an a**...kept demanding that I stop karaoke rotation to play their song. Told him I'd play his song first in the next rotation and hinted a tip could make that happen, but these people came here to sing, and it IS part of our name...I kept it friendly, but businesslike. If he were trying to insult me, well, I've heard worse from my ex.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:35 AM (rJUlF)



From a guy?!? Stick with "dunno".

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

375 Madonna is grossing me out again. She posted a photo of her and her son where she is draped all over him. He's your son - no a substitute boyfriend.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!
****

I hear she is trying to make him gay. Yes, the kid is apparently straight, but she wants him to be gay according to scuttlebutt. Saw something about it on the custody battle with his father.
Also, back in the day Madonna (or McDonna) complained that she struck out with Prince.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 01, 2016 02:42 AM (hVdx9)

376 Now I get to find out if I'm crazy or not in how I valued my turn of the century video gaming collection. I really needed to cut down on the bulk of material possessions and so much of this stuff is available in enhanced remakes or under emulation. Though there are some surprising gaps, such as much of the GameCube library, despite the current Nintendo box being fully capable of playing all of it with minimal software needed for the small hardware differences.

It's just, I see all of these ads for lesser packages that don't seem to attract any buyers and it worries me that I may have missed the window for getting a good price. OTOH, I haven't seen a comparable bundle in any of the recent listings. Five consoles (PSone, PS2, GameCube, and two Xboxes for LAN play), extra controllers for each, numerous memory cards, lots of extra video cable for S-Video and Component (including a six-way S-video switch box and a four-way Component switch box, since if this lot sells I won't have anything that doesn't do HDMI or VGA), a bunch of extras like a 128 GB hard drive in the PS2 and HD Loader discs to use it with, and 332 games, many never opened and still in the shrink wrap.

So yeah, this is a pretty loaded package of the 2001-2001 generation. I've set the starting price at $1000 and the Buy It Now price at $1300, with local delivery only as it would be costly and painful to ship all of this.

I tried Craig's List, since it's free but didn't get so much as a single inquiry. Not even somebody asking if I'd go way down on the listed $1200 price. (The $1300 Buy It Now price on Ebay cover most of the fee they'll charge if it sells.) I try to tell myself that with all of the newer stuff I have, including many of those aforementioned remakes, I won't really miss this gear. Plus the cash would be a good starting point for car shopping as I've been without my own wheels since last summer.

I know part of it is I really don't want to give up yet more of my little museum but I feel a lot of trepidation over this for reasons I can't quite determine.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 01, 2016 02:44 AM (IdCqF)

377 The correct response is either "dunno", or -- for the right questioner -- "would it help me get laid?"
Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:39 AM (EzgxV)

I told him "Excuse me? I don't get what you're saying." He stared at me for a bit and walked off. Inside, I was laughing.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:44 AM (rJUlF)

378 OK, since I'm home about two hours early, I think I'll go to bed so I can wake up before the crack of noon. Y'all be good.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:47 AM (rJUlF)

379 373 Sounds like a good haul, Cooth. I'd like to hit yard sales around here to look for old record albums. I'm decorating one of the living room walls with them. But, by the time I get out of bed on the weekends (thanks to working late at the bar), the sales are all over.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:41 AM (rJUlF)



Silicon Valley is known for epic scavenging. There's a place called "Weird Stuff Warehouse" -- http://www.weirdstuff.com/sunnyvale/html/ -- that had a thing for sale for weeks while people guessed what it might be.....turns out it was the nose-cone for a Polaris missile. Whenever a production line is shutdown or a booming company goes bust, all the stuff is flushed into the recycling system before another month's rent need be paid for the building....and a lot of that stuff ends up in someone's garage. The DeAnza College flea market is well-known for having things like solder rework stations and QA microscopes show up.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:50 AM (EzgxV)

380 The TRW parking lot swap meet used to be pretty good that way. When Fry's opened their first Southern CA location very close by, they used to do promotions based around getting the people who went to the swap meet to come by get some more stuff to go with their finds.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 01, 2016 02:52 AM (IdCqF)

381 376 Now I get to find out if I'm crazy or not in how I valued my turn of the century video gaming collection. I really needed to cut down on the bulk of material possessions and so much of this stuff is available in enhanced remakes or under emulation. Though there are some surprising gaps, such as much of the GameCube library, despite the current Nintendo box being fully capable of playing all of it with minimal software needed for the small hardware differences.

It's just, I see all of these ads for lesser packages that don't seem to attract any buyers and it worries me that I may have missed the window for getting a good price. OTOH, I haven't seen a comparable bundle in any of the recent listings. Five consoles (PSone, PS2, GameCube, and two Xboxes for LAN play), extra controllers for each, numerous memory cards, lots of extra video cable for S-Video and Component (including a six-way S-video switch box and a four-way Component switch box, since if this lot sells I won't have anything that doesn't do HDMI or VGA), a bunch of extras like a 128 GB hard drive in the PS2 and HD Loader discs to use it with, and 332 games, many never opened and still in the shrink wrap.

So yeah, this is a pretty loaded package of the 2001-2001 generation. I've set the starting price at $1000 and the Buy It Now price at $1300, with local delivery only as it would be costly and painful to ship all of this.

I tried Craig's List, since it's free but didn't get so much as a single inquiry. Not even somebody asking if I'd go way down on the listed $1200 price. (The $1300 Buy It Now price on Ebay cover most of the fee they'll charge if it sells.) I try to tell myself that with all of the newer stuff I have, including many of those aforementioned remakes, I won't really miss this gear. Plus the cash would be a good starting point for car shopping as I've been without my own wheels since last summer.

I know part of it is I really don't want to give up yet more of my little museum but I feel a lot of trepidation over this for reasons I can't quite determine.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 01, 2016 02:44 AM (IdCqF)



I've got 20-year collections of Keyboard Magazine and Guitar Player that I can't sell for what they charge for a single back-issue.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 02:53 AM (EzgxV)

382 -Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 01, 2016 02:35 AM (rJUlF)

I've been where you were and I've taken the diplomatic approach almost every time. I've worked as a bartender, ("beertender", no mixed drinks), Karaoke DJ/Emcee, Bare-As-You-Dare Emcee, and Doorman/Bouncer.

Getting away from the Doorman/Bouncer jobs were the best things that could have happened because I was applying sarcastic comedy to pissed-off idiots.

That works much better onstage than it does at the door. You don't have the crowd behind you, (rhetorically), at the door.

-You also don't get prosecuted for defending yourself. *side-note* ...yeah.

As an onstage presence, you get to ask a belligerent heckler where he is from and if he is enjoying himself.

Then the set-up...

Slap: "What's your favorite part of your on body, amigo?"

Idiot: "My dick!" (always)

Slap: "I'm sorry. That's incorrect. It is your right hand. ...your right hand. Had you answered that correctly, you would have won a *drink*, *sponsor's name sandwich*, and a *local cab company* ride home.

-Thanks for playing, Jackass!

You do that when you know that the idiot's buddies are all trying to shut him up.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 02:56 AM (OQ9R7)

383 G'Night, Captain Whitebread.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 02:57 AM (OQ9R7)

384 "What's your favorite part of your own body"... even.

...Stupid Budweiser Fingers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 02:58 AM (OQ9R7)

385 I keep trying - or, at least, wanting - to shift off late-nights and into early-mornings. Actually did it ... once ... this week. But Life & Co. keep conspiring to keep me up late.

Finally home, now, at least; late even by the Central Standard Time clock.

Now, if y'all will cooperate by not saying anything interesting, I can give up on this thread soon and go to bed.

Posted by: mindful webworker with candle burning at both ends at May 01, 2016 03:03 AM (xkaSw)

386 G'Night, mindful.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 03:05 AM (OQ9R7)

387 ...and continued blessings.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 03:06 AM (OQ9R7)

388 I stopped saying interesting things two years ago, so there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 03:09 AM (OQ9R7)

389 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 01, 2016 03:11 AM (T/cxb)

390 G'Night, Blanco.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 03:13 AM (OQ9R7)

391 I'll say this one more time...

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 03:13 AM (OQ9R7)

392 Damn, I cannot believe it's well into 2016 and most configurations of small desktop PCs from the big brands cannot be ordered with an SSD.

It's like the PC industry WANTS to fail. The single best all around improvement you make to a PC and the marketing at the big brands are still terrified over how to sell it, because they've so long depended on just pushing bigger numbers for smaller prices and not actual performance and quality of experience.

Client won't let me take away his laptop long enough to fix it properly and would rather I get him a new machine. He doesn't actually go anywhere with the laptop, so a small desktop with a big screen should be an improvement but getting such a model that meets my standards is proving surprisingly hard. I can build him a nice ITX system but it won't be price competitive, even with most of the labor essentially given for free. (I don't mind that too much as it's fun for me.)

The only upside is I don't have to touch the disgusting laptop. Apparently he spends his days on finance sites while business channels play on the TV, never so much as turning his head to not sneeze on the screen or occasionally applied a moistened (!) paper towel. It's so bad I thought the site he was on had a strange watermark background but it was just all of the gunk on the screen.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 01, 2016 03:14 AM (IdCqF)

393 Slapweasel: G'Night, mindful.

What? Wait! No, you were supposed to respond by saying interesting things and keeping me up all night!

Fine, then, we'll just do it that way. (Remind me some time to tell the story about my neighbor where that's the punch line, sort-of.)

Good night, Gracies, and I mean it from the bottom of my beverage mug.



If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.

Posted by: mindful webworker with interesting friends at May 01, 2016 03:19 AM (xkaSw)

394 Tonight, we had dinner with one of the fiancee's ex-minions (ex- because she's been laid-off yesterday). A couple of months ago, he'd had a coworker approach the fiancee over a medical emergency, had the fiancee dump everything to investigate -- which resulted in a 911 call, ambulance ride, and some time in the hospital....during which, the fiancee took the time to visit (while many of his "work-buddies" didn't).



He's being laid-off next Friday.



It was an interesting discussion in a noisy place. He learned the name of the coworker who had actually saved his life, for instance.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 03:25 AM (EzgxV)

395 Nobody else types "goodnight", anymore and I don't like it. It just isn't polite. Especially on slow nights.

Perhaps I'll visit you all again when I make an All Star Game baseball post when Ace needs a break.

*Full Stop*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 03:33 AM (OQ9R7)

396
395 Nobody else types "goodnight", anymore and I don't like it. It just isn't polite. Especially on slow nights.

Perhaps I'll visit you all again when I make an All Star Game baseball post when Ace needs a break.

*Full Stop*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 01, 2016 03:33 AM (OQ9R7)



When I get to a thread late and have to cut my responses for being untimely, I get out of the habit of sayiing goodnight.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 01, 2016 03:42 AM (EzgxV)

397 All too often in the past, I signed off and found myself awake and bored, looking to see if the thread was still going. So I've gotten in the habit of just fading out rather than making a formal announcement.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 01, 2016 03:47 AM (IdCqF)

398 Night all.

Here is the full version of "Who do you love" by Quicksilver Messenger Service:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bWdv9oTUbg

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 01, 2016 04:01 AM (vBeA5)

399 It's going to be a long day
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 01, 2016 04:12 AM (PFZvJ)

400 Happy-ish Sunday morning, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Chronological Critic ... at May 01, 2016 04:20 AM (AoK0a)

401 It's going to be a long day


Prayers for Strength & a Sense of Humor ... or at least, an appreciation of Life and/or the Absurd ...

Posted by: Adriane the Chronological Critic ... at May 01, 2016 04:21 AM (AoK0a)

402 The Political Hat at May 01, 2016 04:01 AM (vBeA5)

My favorite Quicksilver Messenger Service ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUHlxBZMiqw
Have Another Hit of Fresh Air ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 01, 2016 04:24 AM (AoK0a)

403 Epobirs at May 01, 2016 03:47 AM (IdCqF)

Most nights the hubby is on the big screen checking out new, old music ...

So I may not get a chance to get back to the ONT.

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 01, 2016 04:26 AM (AoK0a)

404 Jane D'Oh, I think about your son often, after reading your comments when he first came home.
He remains in my prayers, as do you <3

Posted by: barbarausa at May 01, 2016 04:41 AM (h3IJ6)

405 Prayers for Safety of the Texas Morons ...

May the dead Rest In Peace & their families find Strength & be Comforted ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 01, 2016 04:43 AM (AoK0a)

406 Not sure why flooding is such a problem in Texas. What's the point of having all these engineers and public works projects if they cant control it? People are asleep in their homes and they get swept away? Then again, a hellish amount of rain fell within a very short period of time. Still, too much flooding in Texas!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 01, 2016 04:52 AM (iQIUe)

407 Flash floods in Texas:

http://tinyurl.com/zmjxu6u

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 01, 2016 04:59 AM (rlfds)

408 Hahahaha!

George Galloway has accused Sadiq Khan (he's running for mayor of London as a Labour candidate) of spreading rumors of antisemitism in the Labour Party (no, they really are a bunch of joo haters) as part of a coup to topple Corbyn.

https://goo.gl/vQwAz6

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 01, 2016 05:02 AM (iQIUe)

409 Prayers for the Safety & Sanity of D'oh Boy - a fine young man in a hellish situation ...

Posted by: Adriane the Neighborhood Critic ... at May 01, 2016 05:08 AM (AoK0a)

410 the littl shyning man at April 30, 2016 11:58 PM (U6f54)

Many apologies if this come across as pompous ...

Have you thought of wearing - say - a leather thimble on the index finger to give it a touch more length?

They make leather thimbles for Japanese quilting. You can get them on Amazon.

I was thinking of getting one or two to help practice the bass for longer periods.

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 01, 2016 05:15 AM (AoK0a)

411 Oy.

Was supposed to be asleep an hour ago.

Good night, Good People.
Better Tomorrows.
Best Days Ahead ...

Posted by: Adriane the Circadian Rhythms Critic ... at May 01, 2016 05:38 AM (AoK0a)

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