Saturday Morning News Oddities [Mis. Hum.]

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Good mornin' Morons.

Here are a few weird things that didn't make the dump this past week.

Have a great weekend!

Posted by: Open Blogger at 08:15 AM




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1 Apparently AT&T is responding to cord-cutting by placing data limits on internet access....unless, of course, you buy their overpriced cable service (which then gets divvied up amongst a lot of odious people like ESPN and MSNBC).

Go over the limit, they charge you.

Posted by: Joe Regalbuto at May 07, 2016 08:27 AM (Mt8T4)

2 Is it my breath?

Posted by: Joe Regalbuto at May 07, 2016 08:31 AM (Mt8T4)

3 Apparently so.

Posted by: Joe Regalbuto at May 07, 2016 08:34 AM (Mt8T4)

4 Herro?

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 07, 2016 08:34 AM (EgeHs)

5 Kittah has a sad

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 08:36 AM (3wHFl)

6 Fuck AT&T in particular. And the GOP.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 07, 2016 08:36 AM (QDVFm)

7 Ahh...booze in the headlines.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 07, 2016 08:37 AM (lutOX)

8 As my daughter gets older, I find myself copying more of my dad's mannerisms. Like singing "It's time to get up, time to get up in the mooooorning" when Reveille plays.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 07, 2016 08:38 AM (EgeHs)

9 Grumpy kitteh just found out Trump won.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 08:39 AM (vvmPQ)

10 And where was the drunk guy story located? Florida, of course.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 07, 2016 08:40 AM (YLidQ)

11 Bowl of soup and a cocktail link not working.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 08:40 AM (w4NZ8)

12 Got an hour to kill before heading to the Club Lacrosse National Championship games (Women's D1 and D2) where I will be a "behind the scenes" guy, operating a camera, maybe doing a couple stand-up interviews before and after the games. Beautiful sunny day, should be a breeze. If by any chance some HB2 protestors show up, I will ensure that they get zero camera time unless they go full Trigglypuff.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 07, 2016 08:40 AM (2cS/G)

13 I got willowed:

No difference in the tables between tequila and bourbon.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 08:24 AM (vvmPQ)



Supposedly, the advantage lies in little goodies present due to drinking high quality one hundred percent agave tequila. Not just the calorie count.

Mostly, the agave sugars and congeners present (or absent.)


I will say that when my preferred tipple was tequila on the rocks, squeeze of lime.

I never had a hangover.


Anyway-

if you can't believe the National Board of Tequila Distillers and Retailers-

who can you believe?

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 08:41 AM (oU3Bb)

14 Dang, willowed.
Here is my no fail grad present:
To those grads going away to college, I got a laundry basket and filled it with towels, detergent, container of counter wipes, etc., microwave popcorn and other snacks, and a roll of quarters. The kids would always say: um, thanks? at first, but the first time they came home, would say how much they loved the stuff.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at May 07, 2016 08:41 AM (PHxng)

15 Posted by: pookysgirl at May 07, 2016 08:38 AM

Reveille plays at your house? Are you on base? If I heard that in the morning I'd be up and on line at the foot of the rack before I knew what to do.

or, I'd just throw something...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 07, 2016 08:41 AM (QDVFm)

16 Does Florida have more weird crimes than other states or they just get reported more?

(This is not a knock on Florida!)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 08:41 AM (w4NZ8)

17 Lincoln, I love hearing about your sports schedule - tiring, but interesting job!

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at May 07, 2016 08:42 AM (PHxng)

18 That Range Rover is funny.


I mean, for me, not the owner.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 08:42 AM (GgWLU)

19 It's a lot of fun, Gov. Morris.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 07, 2016 08:43 AM (2cS/G)

20 Watched an episode of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E"
last night where the Jap general was trying to find a killer virus but Soho beat him out of it. Even little Kurt Russell was in this one.

Ah, good TV. Men dressed as men and killing the bad guys.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 07, 2016 08:44 AM (ej1L0)

21 I've heard Frenchman have a government given right to a job, with good working conditions, no layoffs ever and a croissant in every break or something.

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 08:45 AM (3wHFl)

22 "Does Florida have more weird crimes than other states or they just get reported more?

(This is not a knock on Florida!)"



Oh, no, I'll knock on Florida. They have the strangest stories.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 08:45 AM (GgWLU)

23 The Range Rover owner didn't quite dodge the bullet by leaving the crazy gf.

Call it a minor flesh wound.


But, he showed good sense in leaving her.

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 08:47 AM (oU3Bb)

24 16 - That's why Dana has her Florida Man segment on her show.

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 08:47 AM (3wHFl)

25 Watched an episode of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E"
last night where the Jap general was trying to find a killer virus but Soho beat him out of it. Even little Kurt Russell was in this one.

Ah, good TV. Men dressed as men and killing the bad guys.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 07, 2016 08:44 AM (ej1L0)



The first season of UNCLE was the best. And fashion after about 1965 started to get really stupid and never recovered.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2016 08:47 AM (45oDG)

26 .604 BAC???? That is above the limit for alcohol poisoning. Why is this guy still alive?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 08:47 AM (vvmPQ)

27 Yup, we live on base, about 4 minutes from my husband's work. Our daughter is always happy to be back on our base with "Daddy's plane."

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 07, 2016 08:48 AM (EgeHs)

28 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 08:45 AM (GgWLU)

Why is that? Weird people migrate to the sunny South or lots of meth activity or something else?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 08:49 AM (w4NZ8)

29 Posted by: pookysgirl at May 07, 2016 08:48 AM

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 07, 2016 08:51 AM (QDVFm)

30 "Why is that? Weird people migrate to the sunny South or lots of meth activity or something else?"

I dunno. Year-round temps allow the crazy to flourish? If you get a weird story, most likely out of Florida.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 08:51 AM (GgWLU)

31 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 08:49 AM (w4NZ
***
Seems a lot of drugs, but I wouldn't rule out the combined effects of the heat and humidity, roasting people's brains under their mullets.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 07, 2016 08:52 AM (lutOX)

32 Hillary enlists fake Indian to go off the resz.

Posted by: Buffalbob at May 07, 2016 08:53 AM (8nL8o)

33 Why is .60 man still alive? Practice, practice, practice. Although, I doubt he's got more than a year or two left if his tolerance is that high.

Posted by: PabloD at May 07, 2016 08:53 AM (GP2ST)

34 The living is easy down here in Florida. So the crazies find a warm place to survive.

Posted by: JimK at May 07, 2016 08:54 AM (Kz3qL)

35 26 .604 BAC???? That is above the limit for alcohol poisoning. Why is this guy still alive?
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 08:47 AM (vvmPQ)


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Gator piss. A genetic thing.

Posted by: Soona at May 07, 2016 08:54 AM (Fmupd)

36 Maybe Trigglypuff would want some

I didn't see a picture of the other woman, but I'd consider a threesome if I was drunk enough. And wearing Kevlar.

Posted by: rickl at May 07, 2016 08:55 AM (sdi6R)

37 21 Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 08:45 AM (3wHFl)


If by "croissant" you mean government contractor recreational oral gratification technician that would be "oui."

//Pierre Le Stinque esq

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 08:55 AM (g8Hfr)

38 36 Posted by: rickl at May 07, 2016 08:55 AM (sdi6R)


Had the accused been a male she'd be facing attempted rape charge....believe it.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 08:55 AM (g8Hfr)

39 "The living is easy down here in Florida."

Whereabouts you live, Jim?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 08:56 AM (GgWLU)

40 Good morning all.

On this date in 1944, anticipation is beginning to build for the coming push to get off the beachhead.

May 7, 1944 - The EZ Dog Journal
Cool with high clouds and strong wind. Indications point toward an increase in activity about the middle of the month but if the usual procedure is followed the 4th of July will be closer.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 08:56 AM (NeFrd)

41 Maybe Trigglypuff would want some


But women are peaceful and loving and practice conflict resolution and shit.

Posted by: Joe Regalbuto at May 07, 2016 08:57 AM (OkKDg)

42 404 error on the second and fourth link.

Posted by: no good deed at May 07, 2016 08:57 AM (GgxVX)

43 1 Posted by: Joe Regalbuto at May 07, 2016 08:27 AM (Mt8T4)


That's stupid and shows this is about ideology not profit.

AT ampersand T makes a higher profit margin on data than cable even if you buy "unlimited access"...they simply don't want their ideological brethren to feel pain.

I will drop them as my phone carrier the minute we return to civilization.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 08:58 AM (g8Hfr)

44 I had a strange dream.
At one point Kasich made an appearance but all he dud was steal my yogurt.

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 08:58 AM (nbrY/)

45 .604 BAC, I believe the term is pickled. Those poor kids.

Posted by: no good deed at May 07, 2016 08:59 AM (GgxVX)

46 44 Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 08:58 AM (nbrY/)


I did not "steal" your yogurt...

I redistributed it comrade.

//Buckeye Man

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 08:59 AM (g8Hfr)

47 From sidebar:...Unifying: Ten Minutes Into a Trump Rally, And He's Still Attacking Former GOP Foes and Not Hillary...


That's rich... you know coming from a fu*king GOP lobbyist and all...


Trump will continue to stick it to the GOPe until they bray for forgiveness. It's what WE THE PEOPLE want, expect and deserve.

Of course this point will never be acknowledge by the nevertrumpers since they are pure and holy and shall enduring forever.

Damned self serving elites.

Posted by: jacke at May 07, 2016 08:59 AM (i8Shl)

48 Men dressed as men and killing the bad guys.


*****


Wait a sec. Didn't the sidekick blonde dude always wear a turtleneck? NTTAWWT.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 08:59 AM (NeFrd)

49 A pair of Obama's sons stole 500 bucks worth of Bibles as well...

The Smoking Gun- Florida Man don't ever change and Obama boyz keep on being you.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:00 AM (g8Hfr)

50 Seamus, your dad in Italy. While all that's going on up north.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:01 AM (GgWLU)

51 48 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 08:59 AM (NeFrd)


Robert Vaughn's shoes were uh... "masculine"...

//The "Man" From Uncle Starring Bruce Cait Kate Cat Jenner

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:02 AM (g8Hfr)

52 Okay, maybe not always a turtleneck, but at least occasionally.

The Man From G.H.E.Y.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 09:02 AM (NeFrd)

53 47 Posted by: jacke at May 07, 2016 08:59 AM (i8Shl)


It's not "good" but last time I checked unity was a two way street...

if Ms Lindsay Graham-McCain wants to keep punching so will duh Donald.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:03 AM (g8Hfr)

54 Seamus, your dad in Italy. While all that's going on up north.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:01 AM (GgWLU)


****

I'm not sure I know what you mean.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 09:03 AM (NeFrd)

55 Wait a sec. Didn't the sidekick blonde dude always wear a turtleneck? NTTAWWT.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 08:59 AM (NeFrd


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The main character was blonde. And, yes, he wore a turtleneck and always had that swishy hairdo.

Posted by: Soona at May 07, 2016 09:03 AM (Fmupd)

56 Today the project car (2006 Mountaineer) gets the replacement 3rd row seats. Junkyard find of the whole assembly for just over $200. Aftermarket seat actuators for the power seats are $275 each, so this was a big savings. New carpeting is here and hopefully will get in this weekend too.

Struggled to take the drivers door card off yesterday. If I had only googled it and watched the video, it would have been totally easy.

Live and learn.

Re-dyed the steering wheel and sealed it successfully. Came out like new for about $25. This was opposed to having it recovered for $275 or buying new for $710.

Thinking about putting the radio/sat nav system in this weekend. Could be a problem because manufacturers started "keying" the radios to the vehicles with a code to prevent theft. Might end up paying the dealer big bucks just to punch in a few numbers.

Paint work came out acceptable. Looking at new wheels, but they're not essential.

Put new gas struts on the hood. Tailgate ones seem ok.

I expect this is going to be a nice car in about 2 weeks.

Posted by: jwest at May 07, 2016 09:03 AM (Zs4uk)

57 "Okay, maybe not always a turtleneck, but at least occasionally. "


You can wear a turtle-neck and a jacket just about anywhere and you're "in."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:05 AM (GgWLU)

58 I used to have a huge crush on Ilya kuryakin (blond sidekick).
The Man From UNCLE movie remake was ok.

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 09:05 AM (nbrY/)

59 56 Posted by: jwest at May 07, 2016 09:03 AM (Zs4uk)


I hear the diesel rumbling....sans QEleventy the Dow'll be a tumbling....

Horde Dooly Cowboying...on my mind...

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:05 AM (g8Hfr)

60 The Man From C.R.E.E.P.Y.U.N.C.L.E.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 09:06 AM (NeFrd)

61 60 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 09:06 AM (NeFrd)


Ilya come here I need a back rub...


//U.N.C.L.E. Vasili from Rostov

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:07 AM (g8Hfr)

62 "I'm not sure I know what you mean."


No, while the Army is fuddling about in Italy they are getting ready for the real deal in Normandy. Only about a month apart in your dad's memoirs.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:08 AM (GgWLU)

63 Who says you can't be deadly and delicious?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_from_C.A.M.P.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 07, 2016 09:08 AM (jR7Wy)

64 Florida was as wild as the west. Read Peter Matthiessen's Killing Mister Watson. The state had always attracted a curious breed.

Posted by: Johnny Rocco at May 07, 2016 09:10 AM (gwG9s)

65 Can I ask a question from the morons here?

Maybe this is not a "men only: thing but do men not return e-mails ?.. BTW I am not speaking of any posters here. However, I have sent two e-mails to one fellow whom I need as answer from. No response. The other person I wrote a long e-mail of feedback and while it didn't require an answer I didn't hear either. If they don't want to answer-fine-but it would be nice if they at least said "I got your e-mail" so that I'd know they did indeed receive it. I am saying men because I have had less problem with women returning e-mails.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:12 AM (w4NZ8)

66 64 Posted by: Johnny Rocco at May 07, 2016 09:10 AM (gwG9s)


Yeah the "God's Waiting Room" set has always struck me as particularly wild and wooly....

I don't begrudge Florida Man his zaniness...

it's the New England Refugees that give me pause as they change a state formerly occupied by self-reliant good people into a purple haze.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:12 AM (g8Hfr)

67 65 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:12 AM (w4NZ


Men in my experience prefer to speak face to face whenever possible.

ESPECIALLY if they have to show contrition.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:13 AM (g8Hfr)

68 Gov. Morris, I think your going-to-college gift is a great idea. When one of my girls headed off to college my mom made her a laundry bag out of some beautiful material she had lying around. Believe it or not, she used to get compliments on it!

votermom, I liked the Man from UNCLE remake! A little campy, but I thought it was fun.

Good morning, everyone.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:14 AM (2WwbN)

69 I don't really check email, Fen.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:15 AM (GgWLU)

70 66 64 Posted by: Johnny Rocco at May 07, 2016 09:10 AM (gwG9s)


Yeah the "God's Waiting Room" set has always struck me as particularly wild and wooly....

I don't begrudge Florida Man his zaniness...

it's the New England Refugees that give me pause as they change a state formerly occupied by self-reliant good people into a purple haze.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:12 AM (g8Hfr)

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FL is the national penis. Something happens to the mind when one lives on a penis.

Posted by: Soona at May 07, 2016 09:16 AM (Fmupd)

71 votermom, I liked the Man from UNCLE remake! A little campy, but I thought it was fun.

Good morning, everyone.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:14 AM (2WwbN)




Except there was nothing UNCLE about it. No pen communication device. No Open Channel D. Nothing.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2016 09:16 AM (45oDG)

72 Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:13 AM (g8Hfr)

Show contrition? It makes it sound like I'm browbeating these poor guys. LOL No, there is nothing they need to show contrition for.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:16 AM (w4NZ8)

73 68 Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:14 AM (2WwbN)


SUPER Man From UNCLE was shockingly fun...

well done and all that.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:16 AM (g8Hfr)

74 There is nothing gay about a turtleneck.

Posted by: Sterling Archer at May 07, 2016 09:17 AM (GP2ST)

75 Maybe this is not a "men only: thing but do men not return e-mails ?.. BTW I am not speaking of any posters here. However, I have sent two e-mails to one fellow whom I need as answer from. No response. The other person I wrote a long e-mail of feedback and while it didn't require an answer I didn't hear either. If they don't want to answer-fine-but it would be nice if they at least said "I got your e-mail" so that I'd know they did indeed receive it. I am saying men because I have had less problem with women returning e-mails.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:12 AM (w4NZ

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No, they do not.

Next question.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 07, 2016 09:17 AM (rlfds)

76 72 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:16 AM (w4NZ


Didn't mean to imply Harridan Claws deployed or anything Fenlon.

Men have difficulty enough communicating in the real world let alone the cyber one.

We are after all an unevolved genetic anomaly according to SCIENCE!

But seriously, a lot of men especially older ones do not do cyber communication well.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:18 AM (g8Hfr)

77 Oh, and long emails or walls of text just so turn us off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:18 AM (GgWLU)

78 It could be that my e-mails went to a black hole and they never received them but I don't know that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:18 AM (w4NZ8)

79 Fenelon, do you think it could be because these guys get absolutely deluged with emails and these get lost in the shuffle? I know my husband gets buried in work emails to the point where if he doesn't spend a couple of hours every Saturday and Sunday catching up, he'd be in trouble. To make it worse, he uses his work email for personal emails too because even though he has a personal email account, he rarely checks it because he is too busy with the other.

I don't know, just a thought. Or maybe they are just taking their time to give you a good response. Trying to be charitable here!

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:18 AM (2WwbN)

80 Fenelon, I always respond to emails, unless the sob does a return receipt. Those get ahitcanned

Posted by: Jean at May 07, 2016 09:19 AM (pUuof)

81 70 Posted by: Soona at May 07, 2016 09:16 AM (Fmupd)


Not getting banned, not getting banned, not getting banned....and in closing not getting banned.

BUT

I'm certain they have nice trucks.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:19 AM (g8Hfr)

82 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:18 AM (GgWLU)

O.K. But one of the people is a sometimes professor who writes long articles on things. He's my offsite boss. Long e-mails shouldn't bother him. I just think he doesn't want to be bothered.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:19 AM (w4NZ8)

83 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie was set pre-U.N.C.L.E.

Posted by: davidt at May 07, 2016 09:19 AM (8aOqE)

84 Well, see, the problem here may be that I never have seen the original Man from UNCLE tv show. So I just thought it was fun. I also worked in the IC during the waning years of the Cold War and yes, it was JUST LIKE THAT!

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:20 AM (2WwbN)

85 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:12 AM (w4NZ


I check my emails once, maaaaaayyyyybe twice a day.

If you emailed me at the right point, you might have to wait about 2 days to get a reply.

Of course, if you got junk mailed, I'd never know.

I never check junk mail unless I'm expecting something urgent.

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 09:21 AM (oU3Bb)

86 83 Posted by: davidt at May 07, 2016 09:19 AM (8aOqE)


I'm astounded the Pron set never made a parody called "The Woman From V.I.A.G.R.A."

Step it up Vivid...

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:21 AM (g8Hfr)

87 Not getting banned, not getting banned, not getting banned....and in closing not getting banned.

BUT

I'm certain they have nice trucks.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:19 AM (g8Hfr)


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Posted by: Soona at May 07, 2016 09:22 AM (Kxyaf)

88 58 I used to have a huge crush on Ilya kuryakin (blond sidekick).

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 09:05 AM (nbrY/)

Oh, yeah. David McCallum was all kinds of hawt in those days.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 07, 2016 09:22 AM (P8951)

89 Emails are a double-edged sword. They make it much easier to get in touch with people, but they also make it much easier to get in touch with people.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:22 AM (2WwbN)

90 As my daughter gets older, I find myself copying
more of my dad's mannerisms. Like singing "It's time to get up, time to
get up in the mooooorning" when Reveille plays.
Posted by: pookysgirl at May 07, 2016 08:38 AM (EgeHs)



That is so cute. My mom used to do those things too, copied from Grandpa.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 07, 2016 09:23 AM (ry34m)

91 44 I had a strange dream.
At one point Kasich made an appearance but all he dud was steal my yogurt.

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 08:58 AM (nbrY/)

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

I had one of those the other night. Trump was married to Tom Brady's wife and I was babysitting their kids. She had the most beautiful pair of shoes and was going to let me borrow them but they were 2 sizes too big.

Posted by: Molly k at May 07, 2016 09:23 AM (4aaDj)

92 84 Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:20 AM (2WwbN)


Because Sven loves folks...

https://youtu.be/CjmOkqU6Roo

Man from Uncle (long opening)

Part of me thinks the Cold War was a long con by the US and USSR to keep WW3 from happening.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:24 AM (g8Hfr)

93 Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:22 AM (2WwbN)


Except for young people (teens) who apparently never check it. They only know how to text. Can I tell you how much I hate texting anything and particularly if it requires long info? (But these are people in their 40 and 50s).

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:25 AM (w4NZ8)

94 Posted by: Molly k at May 07, 2016 09:23 AM (4aaDj)

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 09:25 AM (nbrY/)

95 No, while the Army is fuddling about in Italy they are getting ready for the real deal in Normandy. Only about a month apart in your dad's memoirs.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:08 AM (GgWLU)


*****


For sure. From the outset the Anzio deal was undersupplied, landing craft that had been allocated initially, were diverted to England for the eventual Normandy invasion.

There was also a fair amount of political meddling (coughChurchillcough) to encourage the military to do something (anything) so that the pols could point to a military "success". It bogged down very quickly and even with the second wave that my dad was part of we were barely able to hold the status quo in Feb and Mar.

I think the 5th Army push up the mainland and the upcoming breakout at Anzio were meant as a distraction from Normandy at some level.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 09:25 AM (NeFrd)

96 I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky. Also, I did not have sex with that other repulsive woman, Ms. Hillary Rodham, so please quit trying to make like I'm some kinda perv or something. Nobody would touch that Rodham gal.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 07, 2016 09:25 AM (K9UEp)

97 E-Mail. Anybody that HAS to get in touch with me has my cell. I answer. If they don't have it, I don't Need to talk to them.


That said. work is different.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:26 AM (GgWLU)

98 If my email doesn't get a reply in several days I follow up in another medium (text, phone, fb, etc) with a " hey did you get my email?"

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 09:27 AM (nbrY/)

99 When I get an e-mail that doesn't necessarily require a response (work related), I feel rude if I don't at least reply with something generic like "Thanks for the update".

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 07, 2016 09:28 AM (2cS/G)

100 I also had the weirdest dream.


I stole votermom's yoghurt, whoever she is.


Then I ate all her Cool Whip and put the empty container back in the freezer,

and then I ate a bag of stale marshmallows from the back of her pantry.


Then I upper decked her guest bathroom.



Shhhhhh! Nobody tell her.

Posted by: John Kasich at May 07, 2016 09:29 AM (oU3Bb)

101 Part of me thinks the Cold War was a long con by the US and USSR to keep WW3 from happening.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:24 AM (g8Hfr)


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If that's true, then........it worked.

Posted by: Soona at May 07, 2016 09:30 AM (Fmupd)

102 And don't get me wrong. I'm just riffing on U.N.C.L.E.

I liked the show when I was a kid, wanted to be Robert Vaughn.


"Pew, pew, pew."

Adjust necktie ever so slightly.

"Pew, pew, pew."

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 09:30 AM (NeFrd)

103 Sven, thanks for the link. Does anyone know if one can see old episodes of Man From UNCLE on the internet anywhere (I suppose I could search)? I would love to see it.

votermom and Donna, I must say that the blond guy from the movie is way cuter than the blond guy from the tv show. Never mind that he's only a few years older than my daughter.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:31 AM (2WwbN)

104 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:25 AM (w4NZ
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I hear you on the texting thing. I never sent a text in my life until my oldest went away to college. I fat-finger it all the time and on the stupid iPhone, it's a lot harder to correct than it was on my old Samsung, may it RIP.

That said, when I need to reach my husband at work, frequently texting is the best way to reach him, as he's not always at his desk, can't always answer his cell phone, and you already know the problem with his email.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:35 AM (2WwbN)

105 97 E-Mail. Anybody that HAS to get in touch with me has my cell. I answer. If they don't have it, I don't Need to talk to them.


That said. work is different.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:26 AM (GgWLU)


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I give my cell phone number out only to people I might want to talk to. Everyone else, I just give my email address.

Posted by: Soona at May 07, 2016 09:36 AM (Fmupd)

106 "I stole votermom's yoghurt, whoever she is. "

Okay;

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:36 AM (GgWLU)

107 Posted by: John Kasich at May 07, 2016 09:29 AM (oU3Bb)

You have yogurt stains all over your shirt.

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 09:36 AM (nbrY/)

108 A big forklift (with fork extensions) is a hella way to move abandoned vehicles out of the way without damage .... I've done it a few times over the years.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 07, 2016 09:36 AM (gUoN4)

109 " give my cell phone number out only to people I might want to talk to. Everyone else, I just give my email address."



I don't want to talk to anybody and ain't nobody getting shit from me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:38 AM (GgWLU)

110
104 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 09:25 AM (w4NZ
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I hear you on the texting thing. I never sent a text in my life until my oldest went away to college. I fat-finger it all the time and on the stupid iPhone, it's a lot harder to correct than it was on my old Samsung, may it RIP.

That said, when I need to reach my husband at work, frequently texting is the best way to reach him, as he's not always at his desk, can't always answer his cell phone, and you already know the problem with his email.
Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:35 AM (2WwbN)
:::::::::::::::
The best, no, ONLY way I can reliably reach my daughters is by text. Call 'em up, they won't answer. Text? They answer immediately.

Posted by: antisocialist at May 07, 2016 09:39 AM (9n14Y)

111 If they won't answer your email, maybe you could tie a message to a brick you'd throw through their window?

That tends to get a response, y'know.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 07, 2016 09:40 AM (McRlu)

112 You have yogurt stains all over your shirt.

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 09:36 AM (nbrY/)



No...that's...uh...that's I just like my shirt's with heavy starch...

So, I feel like I'm in a nice tight cardboard box.

Like when I was a young spud-

before the Mad Scientist fused me with a hobo to create the glorious Man-Potato Hybrid you see before you today!


Posted by: John Kasich at May 07, 2016 09:40 AM (oU3Bb)

113 Posted by: Jim at May 07, 2016 09:40 AM (McRlu)
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Sometimes the old ways are the best ways.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:41 AM (2WwbN)

114 Is the Pet thread on Saturdays? If so, I might not be online when it goes up. Say Hi to my sweet "Jane" for me if she shows up.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 07, 2016 09:42 AM (2cS/G)

115 he best, no, ONLY way I can reliably reach my daughters is by text. Call 'em up, they won't answer. Text? They answer immediately.

Posted by: antisocialist at May 07, 2016 09:39 AM (9n14Y)


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Most of my friends are like that. I like texting better myself. I've never liked talking on the phone.

Posted by: Soona at May 07, 2016 09:42 AM (Fmupd)

116 Grumpy Cat bears a striking resemblance to me this morning. Last night my nephew and his girlfriend had a baby boy. My sister texted me and said he was perfect and he was beautiful. A good thing. So this morning my mom calls me at 6:30 to let me know he weighed 7 and a half pounds. This news couldn't wait till, say, 7:30? 7:45? Is the baby going somewhere?


And yesterday my soon-to-be-mister called me at 6:15 to tell me he was going to buy me a hanging basket, and what flowers do I like in a hanging basket. Seriously? The hanging basket store opens at 6:15 and you want to be the first in line?


There are 24 hours in a day and apparently I can only receive phone calls at the crack of dawn.


Grumpy.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2016 09:43 AM (dFi94)

117 Aw grammie, they love you so much they want you to be the first person they talk to in the morning.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:44 AM (2WwbN)

118 best, no, ONLY way I can reliably reach my daughters is by text. Call 'em up, they won't answer. Text? They answer immediately.

Posted by: antisocialist at May 07, 2016 09:39 AM (9n14Y)


Ditto.

A call is pretty much a guaranteed no answer from the kiddos.

A text...immediate answer.

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 09:44 AM (oU3Bb)

119 The oldest item of clothing I have (that was mine originally) is a blue turtleneck I got in 1965. My mom gave it to me. Second oldest is my ascot. I also have a Beretta .25 and know how to use it, so if you make me mad I might shoot you with it, and then we would both be mad. Remember "Bachelors -- Then and Now"?

"You gotta get up, you gotta get up..." Every guy in my dad's outfit knew the good part of the lyrics during the Louisiana Maneuvers. "Some day I'm going to murder the bugler/One day they're going to find him dead/And then I'll get that other pup/the one who wakes the bugler up/and spend the rest of my life in bed."

Every scout in the troop learned it spontaneously, when I was the rise-and-shiner.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 07, 2016 09:45 AM (tIja6)

120 It usually takes me about a week to respond to emails. Don't pick up the ancient flipfone unless I know who it is. Constant marketing, answer now now now with both personal and business is making me more and more reserved. Kids have threatened to get me one of those iphone thingys rather than my old flipfone because everyone has 'groups' for more give me an answer now now now. Getting rather curmudgeonly about it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2016 09:46 AM (MIKMs)

121 no, ONLY way I can reliably reach my daughters is by text. Call 'em up, they won't answer. Text? They answer immediately.

Posted by: antisocialist at May 07, 2016 09:39 AM (9n14Y)

Ditto.

A call is pretty much a guaranteed no answer from the kiddos.

A text...immediate answer.
Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 09:44 AM (oU3Bb)


Same here... my daughters Test best.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2016 09:46 AM (V/InG)

122 I just noticed again.


my damn auto cucumber completely failed to correct a very common word which I misspelled, but-

"corrected" another very common word which I spelled correctly.

The future is gonna be awesome!

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 09:47 AM (oU3Bb)

123
Aw grammie, they love you so much they want you to be the first person they talk to in the morning.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:44 AM (2WwbN)
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That's a nice thought. Although I do wish they'd let me open my eyes first.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2016 09:47 AM (dFi94)

124 I like texting better myself. I've never liked talking on the phone.

Texting works better at work, I find. Because it's easier to explain complex topics when I write it down.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 07, 2016 09:48 AM (6FqZa)

125 I can't even begin to imagine trying to explain a complex topic in a text message. That's why God invented emails.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:49 AM (2WwbN)

126 Hey votermom,

What's the secret handshake to sign up for the AOSHQ goodreads group?

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 09:52 AM (oU3Bb)

127 We have text / chat apps at work. Email has become a spamfest of "irrelevant.exe has been deployed to whocares.com", so no-one reads it anymore.

That's why chat has to be the way to communicate, especially to those working remotely.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 07, 2016 09:52 AM (6FqZa)

128 I hardly ever use email for family stuff. I could email my son and not get a response for a week, which by that time the point of it has come and gone. Neither of my kids can receive calls at work, so if I need to reach them during the day my only choice is text. Even with that, it might take a few hours for my daughter to text me back if she's working at the hospital. Sometimes I think they don't get a signal in there.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2016 09:52 AM (dFi94)

129 I just "wasted" an hour reading Terminal Lance cartoons.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 07, 2016 09:54 AM (jR7Wy)

130 LOL @ Alex Jones attacking Glenn Beck for being an insincere huckster. Extra LOL @ Matt Drudge for reporting that. It's like a carnival of dumb

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 07, 2016 09:55 AM (6FqZa)

131 What's the secret handshake to sign up for the AOSHQ goodreads group?

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 09:52 AM (oU3Bb)

When you hit the "join" button it will ask you what your HQ nic is.
Just put that in and someone will approve you.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/175335-aoshq-moron-horde

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 09:56 AM (nbrY/)

132 if Ms Lindsay Graham-McCain wants to keep punching so will duh Donald.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 07, 2016 09:03 AM


Somehow, the visual of Lindsay throwing a punch reminds me of TFG "throwing" a pitch, or prancing with those incredibly heavy 5 lb. dumbbells.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at May 07, 2016 09:56 AM (OF/aZ)

133 Lindsay will give you such a pinch!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 07, 2016 09:57 AM (6FqZa)

134 The Man From UNCLE was HUGELY popular. You can get the complete series or season by season. I think Season One was the best (still in black and white like the first year of 'The Wild, Wild West'). Manly men, feminine women, true good and bad characters, they even had some humor and allusions to classical literature believing the audience would understand them. SIGH!

As to the turtleneck. That helped mark the character as European and maybe a little bit cool beatnik. This was pre-Hippie.

Posted by: JTB at May 07, 2016 09:58 AM (V+03K)

135 When you hit the "join" button it will ask you what your HQ nic is.
Just put that in and someone will approve you.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/175335-aoshq-moron-horde
Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 09:56 AM (nbrY/)



Thanks, you are a gentlewoman and a scholar.

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 09:58 AM (oU3Bb)

136 Supposedly the local elephant club is supposed to canvas the neighbourhood this morning. We're getting a thunderstorm this afternoon so I told 'em it has to be the morning.

But it's already overcast and I still haven't heard anything.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 07, 2016 09:59 AM (6FqZa)

137 I'm determined to put myself in a better frame of mind. So I'm going to dance a bit. If you'd like to join me, I'd be most pleased. I can't help smile when I hear this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruHiYAd9N9o

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2016 10:00 AM (dFi94)

138 Fenelon, While you are here, just want to thank you for the devotional and similar links you post during the week. They always are pleasant and make me think.

Posted by: JTB at May 07, 2016 10:01 AM (V+03K)

139 Email has become a spamfest of "irrelevant.exe has been deployed to whocares.com",
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


****

Heh. Missus Muldoon and I both work for the same large organization. We refer to our work e-mail inboxes the same way you do.
Typical stuff:

"There are donuts in the fifth floor break room"

"Suzy's sister-in-law had her baby, congrats!"

"Sign up now for a Find-A-Cure-For-The-Disease-du-Jour bike-athon and ice cream social."

"The weekly meeting that has been held every week for the last seventeen years will be held again this week in the usual place."

"A Word From the CEO on Teamwork"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 10:01 AM (NeFrd)

140 "95 No, while the Army is fuddling about in Italy they are getting ready for the real deal in Normandy. Only about a month apart in your dad's memoirs.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 07, 2016 09:08 AM (GgWLU)




*****




For sure. From the outset the Anzio deal was undersupplied, landing craft that had been allocated initially, were diverted to England for the eventual Normandy invasion.


There was also a fair amount of political meddling (coughChurchillcough) to encourage the military to do something (anything) so that the pols could point to a military "success". It bogged down very quickly and even with the second wave that my dad was part of we were barely able to hold the status quo in Feb and Mar.


I think the 5th Army push up the mainland and the upcoming breakout at Anzio were meant as a distraction from Normandy at some level.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 09:25 AM (NeFrd)"

Anzio was because the Allies were stuck trying to move up the Italian peninsula. Monte Cassino was part of that being stuck.

The amphibious landing at Anzio was a success and there was very little German resistance. Unfortunately, it was not exploited immediately and the Germans reacted pretty quickly, keeping the Allies in the small area that hey had occupied when the German response arrived. General MacArthur knew how to exploit an amphibious landing behind the enemy force like he did at Inchon. General Lucas, apparently did not.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at May 07, 2016 10:04 AM (QHgTq)

141 Nobody would touch that Rodham gal.

What the hell happened last night?

Posted by: Hungover Web Hubbell trying to wash that stank off his junk at May 07, 2016 10:04 AM (SeD0w)

142 Seamus, ugh. I don't miss the working world at all. Left it when I had my first baby and haven't looked back.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 10:05 AM (2WwbN)

143 The Man From UNCLE was HUGELY popular. You can get the complete series or season by season. I think Season One was the best (still in black and white like the first year of 'The Wild, Wild West'). Manly men, feminine women, true good and bad characters, they even had some humor and allusions to classical literature believing the audience would understand them. SIGH!

As to the turtleneck. That helped mark the character as European and maybe a little bit cool beatnik. This was pre-Hippie.

Posted by: JTB at May 07, 2016 09:58 AM (V+03K)



I agree. And avoid the 3rd season. It was awful especially the one with Sonny and Cher

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2016 10:08 AM (45oDG)

144 Sonny and Cher????!!! Oh my, I'll have to find that one somewhere just to see how they managed to work that in. What was next, Tiny Tim?

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 10:10 AM (2WwbN)

145 Struggled to take the drivers door card off yesterday. If I had only googled it and watched the video, it would have been totally easy.

Live and learn.


I'm a big fan. Saved me a lot of grief, over the last two years. There are shade tree mechanic videos on almost anything.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at May 07, 2016 10:11 AM (rbPBV)

146 Now this is an ice cube

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Massimo-Rumi.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 07, 2016 10:13 AM (Giba4)

147 Sonny and Cher????!!! Oh my, I'll have to find that one somewhere just to see how they managed to work that in. What was next, Tiny Tim?

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 10:10 AM (2WwbN)



The Hot Number Affair. A true low point for the series

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2016 10:14 AM (45oDG)

148 When I was in 7th grade (?'68 or '69) my brother who was two years older had one of those ridiculous faux turtleneck 'dickies'. Basically the clip-on-tie of turtlenecks. It was just the neck part of a turtleneck with flaps of fabric behind and in front (no arms, no torso). You would wear it under a shirt as a fashion accessory. He let me borrow it on occasion. I thought I was the coolest kid in school.





Turns out that I was not.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 10:14 AM (NeFrd)

149 LOL @ Alex Jones attacking Glenn Beck for being an
insincere huckster. Extra LOL @ Matt Drudge for reporting that. It's
like a carnival of dumb Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 07, 2016 09:55 AM (6FqZa)
=====

Just do not get the fans of those three, at all. Each can have the blind squirrel moments, but for petessake, every silly conspiracy theory is touted in the most purple prose evah.


Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2016 10:14 AM (MIKMs)

150 I'm a big fan. Saved me a lot of grief, over the last two years. There are shade tree mechanic videos on almost anything.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at May 07, 2016 10:11 AM (rbPBV)



Ugh.

I'm just hoping my car will hold up for the rest of this year.

Then I can swing another. Too much going on financially right now to take the plunge comfortably.

Plus, I'm pretty sure Oblabla will finish his kamikaze dive on the economy as a parting gift. Eep. if Trump wins.

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 10:16 AM (oU3Bb)

151 Oh Seamus, I'm sure all the middle school chicks were digging you, just too shy to say so. I'll bet you were a Hot Number.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 10:17 AM (2WwbN)

152 votermom and Donna, I must say that the blond guy from the movie is way cuter than the blond guy from the tv show. Never mind that he's only a few years older than my daughter.
Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 09:31 AM (2WwbN)

Yeah, the movie guy is cuter. But McCallum was my first TV crush, so I have a certain fondness for him.

The movie Napoleon Solo was cuter too. Vaughn seemed boring next to McCallum in the original series.

But they couldn't have dreamt up cooler names for those two characters.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 07, 2016 10:20 AM (P8951)

153 I will have to look over this list of publishers looking for short stories to see if I can spam as many as possible in the quest for some money.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jgrc4zt

Though Fireside I will skip, they just had a contest that was judged by someone known for social justice. *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 07, 2016 10:21 AM (Giba4)

154 Hard to overstate what a membership card the turtleneck sweater -- not the shirt, which was tres chic but only anti-tie -- became as the Old Folk movement went through its Simon/Garfunkel moment and got all poetic and electric. Many's the night I sweat my ass off to look like a poet. "Real" poets wore them because, hello, no central heating in garrets.

The turtleneck "dickie" has its uses, in real world. If you're going, like, logging, with just a wool shirt, that neck closure is a godsend. In class, not so much. Noteworthy that those fake shirt-fronts for formal wear were also called a dickie. Somewhere in the Saxe-Coburg family line was a Lord Richard Something who only wore whatever clothes showed on the outside. Hmm, don't look at his raincoat.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 07, 2016 10:21 AM (tIja6)

155 I agree. And avoid the 3rd season. It was awful especially the one with Sonny and Cher
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2016 10:08 AM (45oDG)

The third season was when the writers started dropping LSD.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 07, 2016 10:22 AM (P8951)

156 Mmmmmmorning, Glories!

Another perfect Spring day here in NE Okla. Blue-sky, sunshiney, birds chirping, light breeze, gradually warming.

If only this was all there was to life.



FenelonSpoke back at #11: Bowl of soup and a cocktail link not working.

MisHum always munges one link, at least, just to test whether anyone's actually clicking.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what, him again? at May 07, 2016 10:23 AM (gJBE5)

157 Seamus, I had forgotten about dickies. And yes, I had them. They were a popular item in junior high, circa 1965. Don't miss them.

Posted by: JTB at May 07, 2016 10:23 AM (V+03K)

158 It's like a carnival of dumb Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

***


Drudge reports that Alex Jones says that Glenn Beck says that Donald Trump is a huckster???


Now that's priceless.

Lining up like 'Dummy Dominoes'

Hey- off to the Trademark office:

"Dumminoes"™


Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 10:23 AM (NeFrd)

159 Dumminoes?

Oh right, Congress.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 07, 2016 10:24 AM (Giba4)

160 You can get to the 404 links by copying the shortcut and deleting everything before http in the URL. Mis Hum inadvertently prepended part of the AOSHQ address in front of the link URL. Not sure the linked articles are worth that much effort though. YMMV.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 10:27 AM (NeFrd)

161 Not even with my brother's dickie.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 10:27 AM (NeFrd)

162 If I recall my trivia, Ian Fleming (who wrote the James Bond books in case there are children reading this) was a consultant as the show was being developed. His only contribution was the name Napoleon Solo.

Posted by: JTB at May 07, 2016 10:27 AM (V+03K)

163 Noteworthy that those fake shirt-fronts for formal wear were also called a dickie. Somewhere in the Saxe-Coburg family line was a Lord Richard Something who only wore whatever clothes showed on the outside. Hmm, don't look at his raincoat.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 07, 2016 10:21 AM (tIja6)

It's odd what you remember from books you read many years ago. I just recalled that Johnny Nolan, the handsome but irresponsible drunkard dad in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," wore dickies with his formal tux. The book is set in the slums of Brooklyn in the early 1900's and Johnny was a singing waiter. He had to wear a tux to work but was too poor to afford a nice shirt so he bought dickies. I remember being struck as a teen by the fact he was a guy with a wife and kids, but couldn't afford a nice white shirt.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 07, 2016 10:29 AM (P8951)

164 The turtleneck "dickie" has its uses, in real world.
If you're going, like, logging, with just a wool shirt, that neck
closure is a godsend. In class, not so much. Noteworthy that those fake
shirt-fronts for formal wear were also called a dickie. Somewhere in the
Saxe-Coburg family line was a Lord Richard Something who only wore
whatever clothes showed on the outside. Hmm, don't look at his raincoat. Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 07, 2016 10:21 AM (tIja6)
=====

I think those neck thingys are called 'gaiters' now. Of course, I am usually confused, because I thought they were the leg covers. Oh well, grandpa was a WWI vet.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2016 10:29 AM (MIKMs)

165 Hey Colorado morons. Can someone remind me who won the state convention to run for Senator.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 07, 2016 10:30 AM (wYRTH)

166 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 07, 2016 10:21 AM (Giba4)

That's interesting, Anna, I may put that in a blog post.

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 10:31 AM (nbrY/)

167 Oh this is funny, the 'game' company that has flourished on FB, Zynga, is so hard up that its headquarters building in SF is now worth more than the company.

If I win the Powerball, still not spending any money on Zynga.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 07, 2016 10:32 AM (Giba4)

168 I was adjusting my dickie when I got barked.

Posted by: Zombie Sonny Bono at May 07, 2016 10:33 AM (gwG9s)

169 Ugh.

I'm just hoping my car will hold up for the rest of this year.

Then I can swing another. Too much going on financially right now to take the plunge comfortably.

Plus, I'm pretty sure Oblabla will finish his kamikaze dive on the economy as a parting gift. Eep. if Trump wins.

Posted by: naturalfake the Optimist! at May 07, 2016 10:16 AM (oU3Bb)


That's why I keep on wrenching. Keep the used vehicles (paid for - cash) as long as possible.

Plus, I despise car loans.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at May 07, 2016 10:34 AM (rbPBV)

170 Darryl Glenn, commissioner in El Paso county

Posted by: Last at May 07, 2016 10:34 AM (8HiDF)

171 Voter Mom, blog away. Some of the publishers I already knew of and even have rejection emails to prove it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 07, 2016 10:35 AM (Giba4)

172 Speaking of very cool names, there used to be an very occasional contributor to NRO's The Corner named Cinnamon Sidwell. Normally, I hate hippieish names like Cinnamon and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, but it's perfect in this case. I'd name the heroine of a mystery Cinnamon Sidwell.

Veronique de Rugy is a damn cool name too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 07, 2016 10:36 AM (P8951)

173 Currently on the ballot for U.S. Senate Republican primary (June 1 in CO:


Colorado businessman Robert Blaha, former state Rep. Jon Keyser, Fort Collins businessman Jack Graham and El Paso County Commissioner Daryl Glenn. Running to challenge incumbent (D) Michael Bennett in Nov.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 10:37 AM (NeFrd)

174 Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 07, 2016 10:29 AM (P8951)

I remember that book, don't remember the dickie.
One of the things I remember is the girl keeping a hat pin with her when riding public transportation to jab anyone who might pinch her bottom.

Posted by: @votermom at May 07, 2016 10:37 AM (nbrY/)

175 "Gaiters" I guess can refer to any gap-cover. The accordion pleats that cover CV joints and deDion-Bouton half-shafts are called gaiters (learned that from Ian Fleming!). It was also slang for what's sometimes called a prophylactic.

I have a set of the early WWII kind; they are a bitch to put on but nothing like puttees. Puttees with clay applied were probably better in wet and snow, although nothing could have stood up to what happened in the trenches. There is a whole chapter of history on the consequences of the slow deployment of shoe-pac boots. Most troops in the Ardennes Counter-Offensive had what amounted to dress shoes with gaiters, and a standing order to change to dry socks several times a day to avoid trench foot -- while the VI Panzer Armee was coming right at you, and you didn't know where the rest of your regiment got to. Report with "frozen feet" and you'd get care, in extreme cases a Purple; claim trench foot and you were court-martialed.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 07, 2016 10:38 AM (tIja6)

176 (June 18 ) CO primary

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 10:38 AM (NeFrd)

177 Seamus Muldoon #160: ...Mis Hum inadvertently prepended part of the AOSHQ address in front of the link URL....

Actually, this time (checking source code), MisHum left "http://w" off of the link. Yes, starts with "ww."

When a link doesn't start off with an http or the like, pixyware assumes it's a local ref and prepends the AoSHQ part.

MisHum is, at least, creative in finding ways to munge the links.

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at May 07, 2016 10:39 AM (gJBE5)

178 The third season was when the writers started dropping LSD.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 07, 2016 10:22 AM (P8951)




The Batman craze had everyone getting campy. Still some of the silliness wasn't bad like the Five Daughters Affair with Terry-Thomas, Telly Savalas as an impoverish Italian count and Every Mother's Son singing Come On Down to My Boat Baby

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2016 10:40 AM (45oDG)

179 "Gaiters" I guess can refer to any gap-cover.


****


Gaiters? Choot 'im, Justin, choot 'im!!!

/Troy Landry, The King of the Bayou

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 07, 2016 10:41 AM (NeFrd)

180

Been thinking about that Ben Rhodes thing

It's want a lie to republicans who saw through it and didn't vote for an Iran deal


The lie was for democrats. To provide them cover from their voters. In NY. In NJ. In FL. Remember how hard they came after Menendez. This is about providing cover for democrats who might be punished by their older Jewish voters. These lies were told to shut up Jews

Posted by: ThunderB at May 07, 2016 10:41 AM (zOTsN)

181 The Eastwood Company (custom car bodywork specialists) daily deal is a Hammer and Dolly set. If I had a country music duo, that's what I'd call us.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 07, 2016 10:42 AM (tIja6)

182 Stringer Davis: ...fake shirt-fronts for formal wear were also called a dickie...

Best thing about those was how they'd pop out and roll up in various cartoons and maybe some Three Stooges-level comedies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - fold ashioned at May 07, 2016 10:42 AM (gJBE5)

183 Ugh. It wasn't a lie to republicans. It was a lie to placate Jewish democrats

Posted by: ThunderB at May 07, 2016 10:42 AM (zOTsN)

184 The lie was for democrats

Isn't it always?

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 10:43 AM (3wHFl)

185 We were never their audience. Pro Israel democrats were

Posted by: ThunderB at May 07, 2016 10:43 AM (zOTsN)

186 Some clever person should exploit that

Posted by: ThunderB at May 07, 2016 10:43 AM (zOTsN)

187 Keep the used vehicles (paid for - cash) as long as possible.

Plus, I despise car loans.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at May 07, 2016 10:34 AM (rbPBV)


I'm with you there.

Esp. these days used is the way to go with the right car coming off the right lease with the right driver, you can get a pretty nice car at a low price.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2016 10:44 AM (oU3Bb)

188 @182 I was going to bring that up! And when they'd roll up, they made that window blind sound, wap-wap-wap. Everydamn time.

It was right up there with the Turkish gent with a fez getting into his cummerbund, a real one of which was a silk sash about 12 feet long. Great stuff.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 07, 2016 10:45 AM (tIja6)

189 The lie was for democrats. To provide them cover from their voters. In NY. In NJ. In FL. Remember how hard they came after Menendez. This is about providing cover for democrats who might be punished by their older Jewish voters. These lies were told to shut up Jews
Posted by: ThunderB at May 07, 2016 10:41 AM (zOTsN)

And all over seen by a self hating JINO Jew. And All self hating JINO Jews are dead to me along with anyone who helps any democrat into the White House

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2016 10:45 AM (V/InG)

190 What? Did I kill the thread?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2016 10:49 AM (V/InG)

191 The lie was for Jews of NY, NJ, FL and CA. Some clever candidate could make some hay

Posted by: ThunderB at May 07, 2016 10:49 AM (zOTsN)

192 Hey is it raining at the Kentucky Derby? Is a Mutter going to win one day before Mutter's Day?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2016 10:51 AM (V/InG)

193 Not everybody is as ideological as we are. Some people vote a certain way because their family's voted the same way. Habit.

Posted by: ThunderB at May 07, 2016 10:51 AM (zOTsN)

194 Not everybody is as ideological as we are. Some people vote a certain way because their family's voted the same way. Habit.
Posted by: ThunderB at May 07, 2016 10:51 AM (zOTsN)


Yup, I call those people fuckin idiots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2016 10:52 AM (V/InG)

195 So everyone is waiting for the kitteh thread.

Posted by: Soona at May 07, 2016 10:52 AM (Fmupd)

196 For once, my kids listened to me when they got their car loans. They kept payments low and just paid $5-10 extra a month (make payment an even number). Each paid off their loans about a year early. Now if I could just make them pay attention to oil changes ---

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2016 10:54 AM (MIKMs)

197 The Iran Deal: Follow the Money.

Big Green got Big Balls, yo.

Posted by: eman at May 07, 2016 10:54 AM (MQEz6)

198 Third-season Man From UNCLE...

I don't remember the sequence/timing of deterioration, but I remember it getting funkier. The gadgets and campiness were supposed to be adjunct to a real spy drama, but took center stage. (At least this gave us Kirby's Agents of SHIELD comics.)

Batman was best in its first season (again IIRC) - they had the campy biff bam pow stuff, but tried to be semi-serious (1950s comicbook) Batman. By 2nd season the biff bam pow that made it famous affected the show so it degenerated into insipid self-parody. (Ruined the early attempt to make a serious Batman in the comics, too.)

But this wasn't just a 1960s thing. Go back to the George Reeves Superman series, and there, too, you'll find the first season was semi-serious stories, Supes v gangsters, like the radio show. Then it degenerated into "Lois suspects Clark is Superman" and "Clark winking at the fourth wall" silliness.

Ah, but then, there's the Monkees, which started off as mere Beatles movie mimickry (the pre-fab four). Then the boys started insisting on doing their own songs but I don't think I watched the middle-period shows. Finally, by the final season when they realized they were being canceled, they went truly acid trip, culminating in the surreal Head movie.

I think as far as series' changing tone, the Monkees wins.

All of this IIRC from long-ago original viewing. YMMV and WTF apply.

(Washes hands to get the nostalgia stench off)

Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me worry? at May 07, 2016 10:55 AM (gJBE5)

199 Thanks for the senator primary answer all. 4 on the ballot? I thought Glenn got 70% and the party had a 30% cut-off for the primary in years past. And oddly I had a mailer from Ryan Frazier that I thought read as running for senator and was not clear if looking for support for primary or general. Name didn't ring a bell from reading about convention.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 07, 2016 10:55 AM (wYRTH)

200 Nevergiveup: What? Did I kill the thread?

Naw. Just temporarily made it unconscious/comatose.

Me, I was off writing up a TV Memories tl;dr.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me worry? at May 07, 2016 10:57 AM (gJBE5)

201 Grew up without a tv -- parents broke down and bought a 12" bw to watch moon landing -- but we lived across the street from the library. Family knows I'm stumped at any trivia game involving 60-70s television. All I watch are cartoons anyway.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2016 11:01 AM (MIKMs)

202 Nevergiveup: What? Did I kill the thread?

Naw. Just temporarily made it unconscious/comatose.

Me, I was off writing up a TV Memories tl;dr.
Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me worry? at May 07, 2016 10:57 AM (gJBE5)


yeah I don't usually kill threads, but I can sure clear a room after certain meals if I put my mind to it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2016 11:01 AM (V/InG)

203 All that #NeverTrump snark in the sidebar is triggering.

Posted by: tsj017 at May 07, 2016 11:04 AM (jnAOr)

204 Here are a few weird things that didn't make the dump this past week.

I'll take "Phrases Your Doctor Doesn't Want To Hear" for $200, Alex.

Posted by: t-bird at May 07, 2016 11:06 AM (yddCj)

205 The first season of UNCLE was the best. And fashion after about 1965 started to get really stupid and never recovered.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2016 08:47 AM (45oDG)


I guess I hold a contrarian view of MfU

I happened to catch an episode on MeTV a few weeks back, and boy, did it suck.

It was so bad, it was terrible.

MfU simply does not hold up well.

And not only does it not hold up well, I find it hard to believe that it could have been a good show even back in the day.

Pfui.

Although the MfU movie that came out recently was pretty good.


Posted by: OregonMuse at May 07, 2016 11:06 AM (J6NRq)

206 One of the top news stories on my Bing home page this morning was "Lucy Liu's Baby's Milestone." Turns out that the baby of a washed-up actress is now old enough to walk. The ultimate non-story, right?

Then you look at the article. In the last paragraph she's going on about our current environment of inclusiveness which means that if you're a homo or a tranny you can start a family.

It's been a year since homosexuals hijacked marriage but the press is still forcing the homosexual agenda down our throats.

Posted by: CrustyB at May 07, 2016 11:10 AM (Hnglq)

207 Thanks for the senator primary answer all. 4 on the ballot?

35 in the CA primary. All lumped together, top two regardless of party move on to the election.

Posted by: t-bird at May 07, 2016 11:11 AM (yddCj)

208 Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me worry? at May 07, 2016 10:55 AM (gJBE5)
---
Heck, the first episode of Lost in Space was semi-serious. I didn't believe it until somebody made me watch it, and it wasn't the robo-sexual campfest of the later seasons.

Full disclosure: Had both a Batmobile and a LiS Robot as a bratling. I loved them both unironically.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 07, 2016 11:12 AM (jR7Wy)

209 >>> All I watch are cartoons anyway.

High culture. Lots of classical music in cartoons.

Posted by: fluffy at May 07, 2016 11:13 AM (2hcmo)

210 Turtle neck dickies and white patent leather shoes. Classy.

Posted by: Cousin Eddie at May 07, 2016 11:17 AM (JO9+V)

211 Apparently AT&T is responding to cord-cutting by placing data limits on internet access....unless, of course, you buy their overpriced cable service (which then gets divvied up amongst a lot of odious people like ESPN and MSNBC).

Go over the limit, they charge you.
Posted by: Joe Regalbuto at May 07, 2016 08:27 AM (Mt8T4)


ATampersandT has the hot chick with the nice chest doing their commercials. Other than that, they have nothing of value.


And even her commercials are insipid.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2016 11:18 AM (Dj0WE)

212
I guess I hold a contrarian view of MfU

I happened to catch an episode on MeTV a few weeks back, and boy, did it suck.

It was so bad, it was terrible.

MfU simply does not hold up well.

And not only does it not hold up well, I find it hard to believe that it could have been a good show even back in the day.

Pfui.

Although the MfU movie that came out recently was pretty good.


Posted by: OregonMuse at May 07, 2016 11:06 AM (J6NRq)




Yep.

I've gotten to where I hate going back to a movie or TV show I loved as a kid-

cuz mostly they just sssuuuuuuuuuuuucccckkkkk
now.


A big part of it is that, I guess, since there were only 3 major networks-

all basic story memes weren't so played out.

If I look at one of those shows now, BAM! I know exactly what will happen, how it will happen, and who it will happen to- even if I don't remember the series or story beyond a vague fondness.

Twilight Zone is esp, bad this way. Though the classic episodes are still classics for a reason.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2016 11:19 AM (oU3Bb)

213 Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna conducted by Bugs Bunny.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tWRS8VGIrnY

Posted by: fluffy at May 07, 2016 11:20 AM (2hcmo)

214 Here are a few weird things that didn't make the dump this past week.

I'll take "Phrases Your Doctor Doesn't Want To Hear" for $200, Alex.
Posted by: t-bird at May 07, 2016 11:06 AM (yddCj)


Heh... also a phrase you do not want to hear from your hoarding neighbor.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2016 11:22 AM (Dj0WE)

215 Everything I learned about classical music as a kid, I learned from Bugs Bunny.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 11:23 AM (2WwbN)

216 A big part of it is that, I guess, since there were only 3 major networks-

all basic story memes weren't so played out.

If I look at one of those shows now, BAM! I know exactly what will happen, how it will happen, and who it will happen to- even if I don't remember the series or story beyond a vague fondness.

Twilight Zone is esp, bad this way. Though the classic episodes are still classics for a reason.
Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2016 11:19 AM (oU3Bb)


I think that happens to anybody who has spent a significant amount of time (which most of us have, once we reach a certain point in our lives) with pop culture fiction.


The ol' saying, there are only so many stories... well, it's true. There are. And once you've heard them enough, it's just going to be dull.


I guess it's not fair going back in time, they don't have the luxury of new material, which can at least TRY not to repeat the old stuff. But the old stuff... it's been repeated too many times that it can't do anything about that.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2016 11:24 AM (Dj0WE)

217 >>
I had a strange dream.
At one point Kasich made an appearance but all he dud was steal my yogurt.

*whispers*
Has she checked her bank account yet? You didn't see me here...

Posted by: BERNIE! at May 07, 2016 11:25 AM (NOIQH)

218 Keep the used vehicles (paid for - cash) as long as possible.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at May 07, 2016 10:34 AM (rbPBV)

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

Esp. these days used is the way to go with the right car coming off the right lease with the right driver, you can get a pretty nice car at a low price.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2016 10:44 AM (oU3Bb)


We have a 1991, a 1998, a 1999 and a 2001. All run fine, although periodically the 2001 hands us a hefty repair bill. I see no reason to turn any of them in for anything newer. If I needed another car, in fact, I think I would look for a 1985 Saab. Had one once, loved it and always regretted trading it in. Or another 1999 Jeep Cherokee, just because the car is so darned handy (and reliable).

Newer cars just come with a whole host of features that I don't want or need.

Posted by: HTL at May 07, 2016 11:25 AM (gVyJ+)

219 No one can orchestrate Barber of Saville better than Bugs

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 11:26 AM (3wHFl)

220 "everything has the potential for a deal"

In the sidebar, re Trump's debt musings: how is this any crazier or less constitutional than what's going on now? Congress makes deals with the other party, with lobbyists, and you get the minimum $20 trillion of debt.


Posted by: PJ at May 07, 2016 11:27 AM (cHuNI)

221 Was looking at Hotair, the Huckser is throwing conservatives out of the Republican party

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 11:27 AM (3wHFl)

222 It's been a year since homosexuals hijacked marriage but the press is still forcing the homosexual agenda down our throats.
Posted by: CrustyB at May 07, 2016 11:10 AM (Hnglq)

When homosexual marriage was forcibly codified, it also wiped out state's ability to deny adoptions and fostering to anyone.

My state currently has ads running encouraging people to sing up as fosters. No longer do you need to be married, or own a home. Anyone can be a foster. That is the emphasis of the ad.
Same with homosexual and transgenders being able to adopt. All children are now game to be placed in these brave new homes.

Short of being diagnosed as a sociopathic murderer, all mentally ill people are now eligible to adopt or foster children.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2016 11:28 AM (0Ryf6)

223 Wine to alcoholics and monkey on back are 404.

Posted by: new Swede at May 07, 2016 11:31 AM (EzgxV)

224 So Justice Moore gets suspended.

And those in DHS, ICE and mayors of sanctuary cities who ignore/break federal laws get nothing.

Nothing happens to them.

Obama/Hillary do the same and nothing.

Prepare yourselves, it will happen soon.

Posted by: artist at May 07, 2016 11:31 AM (TwnkX)

225

Happy Saturday Link (not Caturday link)


Man Goes The Distance For Tiny Hummingbird His Dog Helped Rescue

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

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 07, 2016 11:31 AM (qCMvj)

226 >>> No one can orchestrate Barber of Saville better than Bugs

Rabbit of Seville

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RWNRhefF1g

Posted by: fluffy at May 07, 2016 11:32 AM (2hcmo)

227 >>>11 Bowl of soup and a cocktail link not working.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 07, 2016 08:40 AM (w4NZ

http://tinyurl.com/hy8m8gl

Posted by: m at May 07, 2016 11:33 AM (sL8cH)

228 Two interesting stories about Europe at JihadWatch.

1. Blonde Austrian woman gets manhandled and beaten up on a train platform. Two Afghan men robbed beat and robbed her. Police told her not to go out after 8pm, not to wear any clothes that could be seen as revealing and, oh yea, you need to dye your blonde hair black.

2. In Germany, a political official has decided that "finger penetration" is not rape, and changed an official police report. Politics have dictated that "finger penetration" is no longer considered rape, even though the law might say differently.

Europe: protecting their new Muslim Masters at all costs.

Exit question: Why?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 07, 2016 11:33 AM (AHDxb)

229 Why are leftists so in love with illegals here?

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 11:35 AM (3wHFl)

230 And to my knowledge, no other cartoon has ever attempted Wagner's Ring Cycle -

(take it away, fluffy!)

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 11:38 AM (2WwbN)

231 Florida is the reason I get so impatient with people from Portland and Austin.

If you've ever been to Portland OR, or Austin TX, you've probably seen the "Keep Portland/Austin Weird" bumperstickers that all the conformist little hipsters put on their Priuses to show what free spirits unbound by convention they are.

I submit that if you have to have a bumpersticker begging people to keep a place weird, it's not really weird.

FLORIDA IS WEIRD. And I've never seen a bumpersticker demanding that it remain so.

When people all over the country start responding to surreal news stories with "Yep. Portland," then and only then can Portland call itself weird. And Austin should just give up. It's not even as weird as Fort Worth.

Posted by: Trimegistus at May 07, 2016 11:39 AM (Kdx3B)

232 Exit question: Why?
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 07, 2016 11:33 AM (AHDxb)

---

Dhimmitude.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 07, 2016 11:42 AM (rlfds)

233 Leftists think they are such free thinkers, but there all towed along like good little socialists by their noses

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 11:42 AM (3wHFl)

234 Europe: protecting their new Muslim Masters at all costs.

Exit question: Why?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 07, 2016 11:33 AM (AHDxb)


Path of least resistance.

Posted by: OregonMuse at May 07, 2016 11:42 AM (J6NRq)

235
Exit question: Why?

====

because they know what they need to do to end the problem and can't face up to it.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 07, 2016 11:43 AM (Cq0oW)

236 2. In Germany, a political official has decided that "finger penetration" is not rape, and changed an official police report. Politics have dictated that "finger penetration" is no longer considered rape, even though the law might say differently.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 07, 2016 11:33 AM (AHDxb)


Is it? I don't know the law well enough to say otherwise, but I always assumed the peener had to be involved to qualify as rape. Other things are sodomy, or variants thereof.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2016 11:44 AM (Dj0WE)

237 What's Opera, Doc?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KJXBZbi2RJc

Posted by: fluffy at May 07, 2016 11:44 AM (2hcmo)

238 Posted by: fluffy at May 07, 2016 11:44 AM (2hcmo)

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

I knew you'd come through.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 11:46 AM (2WwbN)

239 .604? Pfffft.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at May 07, 2016 11:46 AM (Tyii7)

240 Why are leftists so in love with illegals here?
Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 11:35 AM (3wHFl)


Which ones, Democrat Party leftists or Republican Party leftists? Different answers for each, I think. Ds are after electoral votes. Rs are after money.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2016 11:47 AM (Dj0WE)

241 Thanks bluebell :--)

Posted by: fluffy at May 07, 2016 11:48 AM (2hcmo)

242 Dunno Germsn law but in the US not calling the girl the day after is rape.

Posted by: blaster at May 07, 2016 11:49 AM (2Ocf1)

243 Is it? I don't know the law well enough to say otherwise, but I always
assumed the peener had to be involved to qualify as rape. Other
things are sodomy, or variants thereof.
---

It's called "unwanted sexual penetration."

For clarification, ask a female if being held down and having a bottle shoved up her vagina is rape.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 07, 2016 11:49 AM (AHDxb)

244 Figaro, Figaro, Figaro. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at May 07, 2016 11:49 AM (Tyii7)

245 . In Germany, a political official has decided that "finger penetration" is not rape,


???

Gee growing up at summer camp that was considered the ultimate goal on sex since any further than that was kinda unheard of. LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2016 11:51 AM (V/InG)

246 It's not rape rape.

Posted by: Whoopi Cushion at May 07, 2016 11:51 AM (k4M/B)

247 Afternoon all. Another rainy day here. *sigh

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 07, 2016 11:51 AM (hlMPp)

248 Well I'm back finally. Wifey got up and sprung a honey-do on me. Go over to the next county and pick up a couch and bring it back for MIL. Good thing I didn't start the rocking chair this morning.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 11:51 AM (vvmPQ)

249 All Hail Eris #208: Heck, the first episode of Lost in Space was semi-serious. I didn't believe it until somebody made me watch it, and it wasn't the robo-sexual campfest of the later seasons....

I remember watching the first episode, and thinking, wow, there's hope for good SF on TV, even with the modified Forbidden Planet robot! Then it degenerated into silly camp... in the 2nd episode!

I was so disappointed that, when TV Guide talked about this upcoming show called Star Trek and said it would be like Lost in Space, I failed to catch much of the first year of Trek.

Curse you, TV Guide. Curse you, too, poofty Dr. Zachary Smith!

Posted by: mindful webworker - Danger, Will Robinson! at May 07, 2016 11:55 AM (gJBE5)

250 228 2. In Germany, a political official has decided that
"finger penetration" is not rape, and changed an official police
report. Politics have dictated that "finger penetration" is no longer
considered rape, even though the law might say differently.

Europe: protecting their new Muslim Masters at all costs.

Exit question: Why?


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 07, 2016 11:33 AM (AHDxb)

In most States in the US it is considered sexual assault. The beating beforehand makes it first degree sexual assault and felony aggravated assault.


Even when I was young the USMJ was clear, it was rape and the wording was specific "penetration how slight constitutes an offense".

And Obama wants to bring hundreds of thousands of the savages here.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 11:56 AM (vvmPQ)

251 Vic, if you're still moving couches for your MIL, I don't think you're as old as you pretend to be.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 11:56 AM (2WwbN)

252 And Obama wants to bring hundreds of thousands of the savages here.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 11:56 AM (vvmPQ)


And so does hillary. So all those idealists intend on helping her in the White House should chew on that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2016 11:57 AM (V/InG)

253 251
Vic, if you're still moving couches for your MIL, I don't think you're as old as you pretend to be.



Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 11:56 AM (2WwbN)

My ass was literally dragging when we finished. Twenty years ago it would have been a cakewalk.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 11:58 AM (vvmPQ)

254
Vic, if you're still moving couches for your MIL, I don't think you're as old as you pretend to be.


And they're stone-hewn, to boot.

Posted by: That guy who always says... at May 07, 2016 11:58 AM (Tyii7)

255 The Nood below the garden thread

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 11:58 AM (3wHFl)

256 And to my knowledge, no other cartoon has ever attempted Wagner's Ring Cycle -



(take it away, fluffy!)



Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2016 11:38 AM (2WwbN)
=====
'Fantasia'?

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 07, 2016 11:59 AM (MIKMs)

257 >>Exit question: Why?


Because it's easier to get the victims/potential target to change their behavior than it is to ask the criminals to change. Bass-ackwards approach.


Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2016 11:59 AM (NOIQH)

258
UN leader on PM's invitation to Jewish history lesson: No thanks
After Netanyahu offered a seminar for all UN personnel in Israel on the Jewish people's historical connection with the land, their leader replied with a firm no

The UN personnel in Jerusalem knows very well the history of the region, of its people and of its religions."


Obviously not you dumb fuck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 07, 2016 11:59 AM (V/InG)

259 Trump out to jump all over Barak wanting the Islamic invasion and Hillary wanting all 11,000,000 illegals to be citizens

Posted by: Skip at May 07, 2016 11:59 AM (3wHFl)

260 So here's a good question: how do we get ace off of Hillarys junk?

Posted by: blaster at May 07, 2016 12:01 PM (2Ocf1)

261 nood

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 12:01 PM (vvmPQ)

262 Sorry but I just have to note this from the sidebar because of a neurotic pet peeve:


To cap it all, the Federal Reserve owns almost $2.5 trillion of Treasury bonds and the Social Security Fund some $2.8 trillion. So the government would, in part, be defaulting to itself."


The Federal Reserve is NOT PART OF THE FUCKING GOVT.

Thank you for your time, go about your business.

And your zipper is down.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 07, 2016 12:02 PM (ODxAs)

263 bluebell #251: Vic, if you're still moving couches for your MIL, I don't think you're as old as you pretend to be.

Much less as old as the Horde pretends him to be.

Bluebell's comment got me wondering about an arm-wrestling competition between Vic and irongrampa. My money's on... the table breaking first.

Posted by: mindful webworker - punk at May 07, 2016 12:02 PM (gJBE5)

264 Also BTW, I didn't start this "Vic is two days older than dirt" meme.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 12:17 PM (vvmPQ)

265 262 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 07, 2016 12:02 PM (ODxAs)



The Federal Reserve is an NGO but it is actually controlled so much by the government that it may as well be a government organization.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 07, 2016 12:19 PM (vvmPQ)

266 I had a friend who traveled a lot for business, and on every flight he got pretty intoxicated because eh hated flying. He became known to the crews as plane drunk.

hum. maybe that pun doesn't work so well.

Trump says "make America great again!"
Hillary screeches "we're already great!"
Dear God, do your old pal a favor and please let her lose, I can't stand the thought of hearing her voice for another four years. Just hearing her cackle while taking the oath of office would be too much.

Posted by: Satan of Cloggenstein Vt at May 07, 2016 12:19 PM (qSIlh)

267 As to the turtleneck. That helped mark the character as European and maybe a little bit cool beatnik. This was pre-Hippie.

Posted by: JTB at May 07, 2016 09:58 AM (V+03K)


Remember, Ilya Kuryakin was supposed to be Russian, therefore the very image of a "modern socialist man". Wearing a tie would have been so bourgeois.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2016 12:25 PM (i7Y4C)

268 Short of being diagnosed as a sociopathic murderer, all mentally ill people are now eligible to adopt or foster children.
Posted by: Jen the original

Orphaned children will never, ever know what it's like to have either a mother or a father so homosexuals can pretend to be normal. That is the definition of child abuse. God, I hate this country. I hate it.

Posted by: CrustyB at May 07, 2016 12:28 PM (Hnglq)

269 There was a great rock concert film from 1966, "The Big T.N.T. Show". It had David McCallum as the MC, and it showed him conducting an orchestra playing "I Can't Get No Satisfaction". I've seen the whole thing in the past, but I can't find it now, just bits and pieces.

Posted by: rickl at May 07, 2016 12:31 PM (sdi6R)

270 re 268: well, what could go wrong, people like that aren't allowed to own guns, are they?

Posted by: Satan of Cloggenstein Vt at May 07, 2016 12:33 PM (qSIlh)

271 "The Federal Reserve is an NGO but it is actually controlled so much by the government that it may as well be a government organization."

It's years since I've been close to this, so feel free to correct me.

The Fed is a collection of twelve banks which have the magical property of being able to have liabilities that bear no interest expense -- dollars. Which means it has great power to buy and hold financial assets.

There's a law that says that the Fed can't buy new Treasury debt directly from the Treasury, so the Treasury sells to the Prime Dealer Banks who flip it to the Fed. Which is a big mechanism for how we've financing our deficits.

The Fed's balance sheet has grown enormously because of this and may be tapped out from further expansion. Since the crisis the Fed has also been buying things other than US debt, like Fannie and Freddie debt and exotic mortgage assets. The Fed has also done all it can to keep US interest rates low. Without this remarkable degree of intervention, who knows what would have happened to the US residential market since 2008.

The Fed has also gone long on maturities. Were interest rates to rise not all that much, on a mark-to-market basis the Fed would become balance sheet broke. That's because the left side of its balance sheet (assets) looks remarkably like a 1980s savings and loan.

What I can't figure out is who owns all this US debt (it can't just be the Chinese) and how it's affecting Big Bank excess reserves, and how it's all getting funded. Simple cynical answer may just be that US savings are in effect getting put into US debt instead of business loans. Big Banks are going along because they've had a litigation/regulatory gun put to their heads.

Don't know where this goes. Difficult to unwind, easier to drift. But the Fed has no bullets left to deal with the next official recession.

Once again Trump says something that sounds idiotic, noted in the sidebar here: "ask creditors to take a haircut on [US] outstanding debts" but he could be on to something.

Some think that going bankrupt to revise your debts is immoral, but it can make economic sense even for creditors. Right now all this debt is choking growth which can have momentous long-term consequences.

The net effect of how we resolved the 2008 crisis was to save the asses of Big Bankers and Current Home Owners. Handled differently, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein might have been left with nothing but a barrel to wear. And your typical home owner might have been wiped out. But this wasn't free. It's kept the prices of lots of things higher than they'd otherwise have been.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 07, 2016 01:45 PM (bQxkN)

272 268 Short of being diagnosed as a sociopathic murderer, all mentally ill people are now eligible to adopt or foster children.
Posted by: Jen the original
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We should probably be pleased. If the social services were going to pick anybody to consider insane, it would likely be those extremists who live in their faith and remain happily married in cis-cis relationships....

Posted by: Old Toby at May 07, 2016 02:44 PM (+wjl1)

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