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Apologies for the non-blogging today. Just wiped out.

Posted by: Ace at 06:58 PM




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1 Whoo hoo

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 06:59 PM (3wHFl)

2 Roomy!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 16, 2016 07:00 PM (KcI5m)

3 Ace are you getting any good sleep yet?

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:00 PM (3wHFl)

4 Content Free as a Bird!

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2016 07:00 PM (NvC7m)

5 ♫ Wiiipe out! ♪

Posted by: andycanuck at May 16, 2016 07:00 PM (PLnZs)

6 Yesterday I cat napped twice and still slept 7 hrs last night, often I cat nap and it wrecks my night.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:01 PM (3wHFl)

7 SURFIN' BIRD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVQfVtzFd4U

Posted by: RAMONES at May 16, 2016 07:02 PM (NvC7m)

8 Like, with a cloth?

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 07:02 PM (A65Sb)

9 Fresh thread smell. Like a Febreze-and Valurite Cocktail.

Is there a name for that? The Stomach Pump? The Purgative?

Posted by: JEM at May 16, 2016 07:02 PM (o+SC1)

10 Apologies for the non-blogging today. Just wiped out.


Nurse! two hundred cc's of Val-U-Rite and a Sterno Colada stat!

Posted by: naturalfake at May 16, 2016 07:02 PM (0cMkb)

11 Get some rest.


I'm still exhausted from hosting a funeral reception for the family of a suicide.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 16, 2016 07:03 PM (1ZOkK)

12
I would be happy to help the people of Venezuela by purchasing a considerable number of nipples...

Posted by: Backwoods Pervert at May 16, 2016 07:03 PM (qul7b)

13 The official song of this thread is Wipeout by the Surfaris.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 16, 2016 07:03 PM (8ZskC)

14 Evening, Peeps.

Posted by: fluffy at May 16, 2016 07:03 PM (2hcmo)

15 >> I would be happy to help the people of Venezuela by
>> purchasing a considerable number of nipples...

Venezuelan girls need to get with the program. Porn-chat on sites that deal in hard currency.

Posted by: JEM at May 16, 2016 07:04 PM (o+SC1)

16 Ace, stress can really mess with your sleep patterns. It wouldn't hurt if you maybe took a week off and just relaxed. Go see a baseball game or take a walk along a beach. Get this place out of your head for awhile.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 07:05 PM (9iR5/)

17 Go see a baseball game
Or even the Yankees.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 16, 2016 07:05 PM (PLnZs)

18
"Just wiped out."
..........................

Monday Monday
la la.
la la la-la.

Posted by: wth at May 16, 2016 07:05 PM (HgMAr)

19 Go see a baseball game or take a walk along a beach. Get this place out of your head for awhile.


Warm breeze, beautiful sunset, used hypodermic needles sparkling in the sand...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 16, 2016 07:06 PM (8ZskC)

20 WIPEOUT...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87468gKaMEc

Posted by: Los Straightjackets at May 16, 2016 07:06 PM (NvC7m)

21 Or even the Yankees.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 16, 2016 07:05 PM (PLnZs)
--------Yep, unless you're a Yankees fan. Or a Rockies fan. Those guys will tie you up in knots.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 07:06 PM (9iR5/)

22 Ace got a hoverboard!

Posted by: Dang at May 16, 2016 07:06 PM (/77HP)

23 Dun!

*drums*

Dun!

*drums*

Dun!

*drums*

Dun!

*drums*

Dun!

*drums*

DunDunDunDunDun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun...

Posted by: naturalfake on surf guitar at May 16, 2016 07:07 PM (0cMkb)

24 And nothing like two hockey games breaking out at the third Rangers/Jays game.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 16, 2016 07:07 PM (PLnZs)

25
I would be happy to help the people of Venezuela by purchasing a considerable number of nipples...
..................

We're going to need more baby wipes.

Posted by: wth at May 16, 2016 07:07 PM (HgMAr)

26 >> Ace, stress can really mess with your sleep patterns.

If I have anything boozerific to drink after 8PM or so I wake up at 4AM with my mind roaring over everything that I didn't do yesterday, and end up spending the next half hour pounding it all into Evernote. Then the next half hour trying to get back to sleep, shortly thereafter the alarm goes off.

Posted by: JEM at May 16, 2016 07:08 PM (o+SC1)

27 I'm watching Fear the Walking Dead on demand, but this series is needing something or it will be dead. For the beginning of the zombie apocalypse there are not to many zombies around.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:08 PM (3wHFl)

28 In honor of the Hall & Oats ampersand thread we need some surf music from Jan & Dean.

http://tinyurl.com/huobqf8

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 16, 2016 07:08 PM (8ZskC)

29 My week:

1. Hosted funeral reception for 300 last week.

2. Gotta get guest room prepared for Marine friend and his fiancee, of son's, who are saying with us for nearly a week (have never met them).

3. Lining up volunteers for this weekend.

4. After son's friends leave, getting guest room ready again for ATL friends, while also lining up volunteers for another weekend thing.

Yep. No stress here.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 16, 2016 07:08 PM (1ZOkK)

30
Bonus Mystery Movie Quote:

"What's it like?
You go out on patrol, and you kill a few of them. Then they kill a few of yours.
Then you go back to base.
Eat.
Sleep.
Next day, same thing.
Before you know it, you're either dead, or you're going home.
IT'S GOOD."

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:08 PM (T9Xwy)

31 Adding to the conversation is fun.

Posted by: Posted by: Posted by: Posted by: Posted by: at May, 16 07:08 PM at May 16, 2016 07:08 PM (svFmG)

32 @13
Wasn't "Wipeout" Dick Dale?

BTW, there is a recording of SRV doing Wipeout somewhere on the webs, I'm sure.

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 07:09 PM (A65Sb)

33 >>>Or even the Yankees.<<<

Or if he wants to see a hockey fight, try the Blue Jays.

Posted by: Fritz at May 16, 2016 07:10 PM (f40FU)

34 Well, husband is home and for some strange reason, expects a nice dinner (he's doing yard work first).

Later.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 16, 2016 07:10 PM (1ZOkK)

35 27
I'm watching Fear the Walking Dead on demand, but this series is needing
something or it will be dead. For the beginning of the zombie
apocalypse there are not to many zombies around.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:08 PM (3wHFl)
it's not very good....i don't like the lead lady.....actually...i don't like any of the characters ........

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 16, 2016 07:12 PM (0O7c5)

36
Apologies for the non-blogging today. Just wiped out.









Rule #1: Cardio

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 16, 2016 07:12 PM (o98Jz)

37
27 I'm watching Fear the Walking Dead on demand, but this series is needing something or it will be dead. For the beginning of the zombie apocalypse there are not to many zombies around.
Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:08 PM (3wHFl)

They went East to find Rick.

Posted by: eman at May 16, 2016 07:12 PM (mR7Es)

38 Well, husband is home and for some strange reason, expects a nice dinner (he's doing yard work first).

Later.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 16, 2016 07:10 PM (1ZOkK)



Remember, miss one leaf, no dinner. You have to be tough.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 16, 2016 07:12 PM (8ZskC)

39 You're the best, Ace. No need to apologize for anything.
Top-notch, you are.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 16, 2016 07:13 PM (CFc5L)

40 Evening, all.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:14 PM (+eR2D)

41
Everybody's sayin' that there nobody meaner

Than the little old lady that's got a weiner

She'll enter the bathroom marked for girls

Got penis sticking out from her nether curls

She the title old lady that's got a weiner!

*organ solo*

Posted by: Transexual Jan and Dean at May 16, 2016 07:14 PM (0cMkb)

42 This Monday is already so sucky, I can't wait for Friday.
*sigh*
Hoping it all turns positive in a few hours.

Posted by: Sassy at May 16, 2016 07:14 PM (eYQ8G)

43 ♪ Ooh
You can dance
You can jive ♫
Having the time of your life
♫ Ooh, see that boy
Watch that scene
Dig in Rashid Khalidi's Dancing Boy ♪
♫ Obama Dancing Boy

Posted by: ABBA at May 16, 2016 07:14 PM (PLnZs)

44 Wiped out, like my emails! and my comments (seeing if proxy has changed...)

Posted by: Hillary! at May 16, 2016 07:15 PM (eeTCA)

45 Jane, if you didn't see it on the dead thread I agree with you about defense spending.

Got a grandson bobbing around in the South China Sea right now.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 16, 2016 07:15 PM (3myMJ)

46 Mister Magoo: I believe that movie is "Predator But With Chicks This Time Instead."

Huge win for Miramax.

Posted by: Too bad I was bullish on TriStar at May 16, 2016 07:15 PM (svFmG)

47 I love the original but who thought a good plan is avoid the apocalypse and have the survivors in a boat with no zombies then they travel to a island with no zombies then they can go to Mexico where everyone left to the United States so of course there won't be any zombies.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:15 PM (3wHFl)

48 27 I'm watching Fear the Walking Dead on demand, but this series is needing something or it will be dead

Series promises to show beginning of apocalypse and breakdown of society... But basically skips over days three through twenty.

Or something like that. They skipped the good stuff because it would be too expensive to film.

Posted by: wooga at May 16, 2016 07:16 PM (S4vWR)

49 14 day hibernation from NASA:
http://tinyurl.com/ju3w8gn

I'm thinking with a three person crew, you could use this to get further than Mars, with seven day shifts: two people on deck at once, one in the chamber. I assume that one day a week will be the day you help the frozen dead guy get alive again.

Because dammit I want Europa Report to be real

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 16, 2016 07:16 PM (6FqZa)

50 Yes, Fritz, there are more bench-clearing brawls in pro baseball than in the NHL for a bunch of years now.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 16, 2016 07:16 PM (PLnZs)

51 Say, has everyone heard about Hillary's email server? Incredible story. I hope it's not too late to make an impact.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at May 16, 2016 07:16 PM (/m8T6)

52 Surf music?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h5mos9q

Posted by: The Lithium Hat at May 16, 2016 07:17 PM (vBeA5)

53 47
I love the original but who thought a good plan is avoid the apocalypse
and have the survivors in a boat with no zombies then they travel to a
island with no zombies then they can go to Mexico where everyone left to
the United States so of course there won't be any zombies.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:15 PM (3wHFl)
why can zombies survive in the ocean? is it the salt?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 16, 2016 07:17 PM (0O7c5)

54 Space: Above and Beyond is getting good, after a shitty pilot and some lame initial episodes. The two-parter on their (failed) bombing raid on the alien planet was sweet.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 16, 2016 07:18 PM (6FqZa)

55 Wildlife inventory from the last 24 hours:
1 gray fox with an unlucky rodent in his mouth, running into my backyard (well, really just loping, daring me to challenge him/her)
4 deer eating the shrubs I so carefully planted last year
1 very large bunny, who threatened to nibble me in the bum.

All of that on top of the two black bears breaking into my bird feeder 2 months ago.

Cripes, it's freaking Wild Kingdom in chez pep. What's next, Bengal tigers?

Posted by: pep at May 16, 2016 07:18 PM (LAe3v)

56
re: Fear The Walking Dead

The entire cast of characters is unlikable. What's worse, every single bad predicament they find themselves in is of their own doing.

'What stupid thing will they do next?' is what you'll be asking yourself every episode.

And the teen brooding. All the young people on the show deserve to be eaten by zombies.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:18 PM (T9Xwy)

57 Question- If, as a member of the military, you violate an NDA , what happens?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 07:19 PM (3Ot2p)

58
I'm watching Fear the Walking Dead on demand, but this series is needing
something or it will be dead. For the beginning of the zombie
apocalypse there are not to many zombies around.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:08 PM (3wHFl)
it's not very good....i don't like the lead lady.....actually...i don't like any of the characters ........

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 16, 2016 07:12 PM (0O7c5)








When you make a zombie show and the audience is cheering on the insane, rotting, shambling cannibals.....I'm thinking it's time to have the drug addict son root around in the engine room for codeine, kick over a seacock and sink the yacht so the cast gets eaten by sharks.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 16, 2016 07:19 PM (o98Jz)

59 Phoenixgirl - sharks eat everything including license plates, zombies would be the bottom of the food chain.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:19 PM (3wHFl)

60
I thought all the characters on Revolution were bad, but FTWD are even worse.

I'm rooting for the zombies when I watch FTWD.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:19 PM (T9Xwy)

61 http://goo.gl/qhaIOZ

Well, it is a good preservative. Arrrrrrrhhhhh.

Posted by: pep at May 16, 2016 07:20 PM (LAe3v)

62 two people on deck at once, one in the chamber.
Unless her chamber cracks and she dies then you're stuck f#cking monkeys for the rest of your life.

Posted by: colonel george taylor (new version) at May 16, 2016 07:20 PM (PLnZs)

63 I hate Fear the Walking Dead. I wish all characters would get eaten.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:20 PM (+eR2D)

64 Chi at May 16, 2016 07:02 PM (A65Sb)

Dang, you're fast ...

Posted by: Adriane the Joker Come Early Critic ... at May 16, 2016 07:21 PM (AoK0a)

65 A little break from the grim reality that seems so determined to destroy everything...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hud6e3g

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 07:21 PM (ItHJp)

66 I see I'm not the only one...

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:21 PM (+eR2D)

67 Because dammit I want Europa Report to be real

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 16, 2016 07:16 PM (6FqZa)



ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS - EXCEPT EUROPA
ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE

Posted by: HAL 9000 at May 16, 2016 07:21 PM (ujGDi)

68 Apologies for the non-blogging today. Just wiped out up the sticky aftermath of viewing plane-groper-chick boob photos.

Posted by: zombie at May 16, 2016 07:21 PM (jBuUi)

69 All of that on top of the two black bears breaking into my bird feeder 2 months ago.
You wouldn't care if they were polar bears I bet!

Posted by: almost-rev. jesse jacks-one at May 16, 2016 07:21 PM (PLnZs)

70 When they were on the boat I wanted the zombies to find a submarine with weapons.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:21 PM (3wHFl)

71 These are exhausting times to live in

Posted by: Cheri at May 16, 2016 07:21 PM (TmVQX)

72 Take some time.

Politics has been exhausting.
Obama has been exhausting.
The SJW-fascists have been exhausting.

I'd recommend some Val-u-Rite and a nice weekend of hobo hunting.

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican, Now Reregistered to VOTE TRUMP in California at May 16, 2016 07:22 PM (AhyHb)

73 Bears! And I complain about squirrels

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:22 PM (3wHFl)

74 @61
Well, that didn't work out, now did it. Should have been:
"Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:15 PM (3wHFl)
why can zombies survive in the ocean? is it the salt?"

Good thing I wasn't looking at the busty lesbian pron.

Oh, wait.....

Posted by: pep at May 16, 2016 07:22 PM (LAe3v)

75 Dick Dale might have played Wipeout, once or twice.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2016 07:22 PM (NvC7m)

76 Ahhh, got the yellow rice going.

Salad with yellow cherry tomatoes, sliced strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and goat cheese.

When his Nibs comes in I'll saute the fish.

And HELLOOO Southern Charm on Bravo!!


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 16, 2016 07:22 PM (1ZOkK)

77 I'm watching Fear the Walking Dead on demand, but this series is needing something or it will be dead
--------------------------------------------
Series promises to show beginning of apocalypse and breakdown of society... But basically skips over days three through twenty.

Or something like that. They skipped the good stuff because it would be too expensive to film.
Posted by: wooga at May 16, 2016 07:16 PM (S4vWR)


I think they made a conscious decision to not linger on the early early days, and jump ahead, because they don't have time to drag it out. The story remains intact, from the initial outbreak, to the first responses, with disbelief, to the panicked military takeover. The current season is unfolding well, I think. They moved essentially from one location to another, and the problems inherent in both are pretty darned clear.


So here we are. Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? We find out when we find out, and I don't have a problem with the way they are doing it.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 07:22 PM (Dj0WE)

78 Phoenixgirl - sharks eat everything including license plates, zombies would be the bottom of the food chain.
Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:19 PM (3wHFl)




Au contraire!


And I have documentary evidence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOSN2s8FY8Q



The science is settled.

Posted by: naturalfake on surf guitar at May 16, 2016 07:23 PM (0cMkb)

79 And the teen brooding. All the young people on the show deserve to be eaten by zombies.

I have never seen this show but I have a teen and this comment made me laugh; Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 16, 2016 07:23 PM (w4NZ8)

80 I assume that one day a week will be the day you help the frozen dead guy get alive again.

You do NOT want to piss anyone else off!

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 07:23 PM (eeTCA)

81 I've watched FTWD once, and I wanted the zombies to kill them all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 16, 2016 07:23 PM (1ZOkK)

82 Maybe there has been no good news about Heidi

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:23 PM (3wHFl)

83 I said to Mr. DG tonight, "this show makes me shrill. Can you hear the shrill in my voice while I'm talking to these characters?"


Mr. DG, "yeah, it's there."


I honestly don't even know why we're watching.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:24 PM (+eR2D)

84 57 Question- If, as a member of the military, you violate an NDA , what happens?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 07:19 PM (3Ot2p)

---

UCMJ action.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 16, 2016 07:24 PM (rlfds)

85 82
Maybe there has been no good news about Heidi

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:23 PM (3wHFl)


Ace is probably exhausted "worrying" about Heidi. IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 16, 2016 07:25 PM (1ZOkK)

86 Zombies and teens? The Japanese have a different take on it, of course.

https://youtu.be/x6mBPA6EPSY

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 07:25 PM (ItHJp)

87 The Ventures did some good surf music

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 16, 2016 07:25 PM (6Ll1u)

88 >>Maybe there has been no good news about Heidi


In a day or two the chafing will subside and she'll pop up in the news, again.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2016 07:26 PM (NvC7m)

89 Has anyone heard from Publius about his mum?

Posted by: MathMom at May 16, 2016 07:26 PM (EE96d)

90 SCOTUS seems to have really twisted logic into a pretzel to avoid deciding the Little Sisters case. I miss Scalia.

Posted by: MTF at May 16, 2016 07:27 PM (/m8T6)

91 Violating an NDA?

Bradley Manning is looking for roommates I've heard.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 07:27 PM (ItHJp)

92 Because dammit I want Europa Report to be real

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 16, 2016 07:16 PM (6FqZa)



You want fluorescent ice octopuses to eat our astronauts?

Hmmmmmmmm.


*eyes boulder terlit hobo suspiciously*

Posted by: naturalfake on surf guitar at May 16, 2016 07:27 PM (0cMkb)

93
Nobody recognizes the quote from Platoon Leader? And you call yourself men...who read a smart military blog?

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:27 PM (T9Xwy)

94 SMHF- Is that a court martial and brig time?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 07:27 PM (3Ot2p)

95 Heh, you people are funny. They didn't WANT you to like the characters. You're supposed to realize they're douchebag LA idiots.

Now, you may not want to watch it on those terms, but the creators of the show designed it that way.

You don't have to root for anybody. Or... you can wait, and see whose character arcs turn them into decent, likable, root-for-worthy characters.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 07:27 PM (Dj0WE)

96 I hated Voldemort first, then I hated emo lonely teen girl and now I hate the youngest Manson child. They are all just so...annoying.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:28 PM (+eR2D)

97 Didn't catch it exactly but the no decision for the Little Sisters could cost them millions.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:28 PM (3wHFl)

98 94 SMHF- Is that a court martial and brig time?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 07:27 PM (3Ot2p)

---

Like Anna said, Bradley Manning needs a roommate.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 16, 2016 07:29 PM (rlfds)

99 I thought they dropped all charges against Heidi. I suspect we haven't seen the last of her though. Her next chapter may well involve roles in movies of dubious plotline.

Posted by: MTF at May 16, 2016 07:29 PM (/m8T6)

100
I hate the mother too.
And the father.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:29 PM (T9Xwy)

101 I haven't seen 1 character I remotely like yet.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:31 PM (3wHFl)

102 Dang, you're fast ...
Posted by: Adriane the Joker Come Early Critic
-----------------
There's no reason to bring my sex life into this!

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 07:31 PM (A65Sb)

103 And the teen brooding. All the young people on the show deserve to be eaten by zombies.

I have never seen this show but I have a teen and this comment made me laugh; Thanks.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 16, 2016 07:23 PM (w4NZ


Exactly!


That's what I love about the Buffy series too. Surround a bunch of people with creatures that don't exist in the real world, and have a bunch of people behave like... people. And not tv show characters.


It's genius. And so few tv shows ever consider doing it. I appreciate FTWD on those terms. I don't have to like anybody, and at the same time recognize something resembling real humanity in them.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 07:31 PM (Dj0WE)

104 >> Heidi. I suspect we haven't seen the last of her though. Her next chapter may well involve roles in movies of dubious plotline.


She looks like she'd make a responsible Babysitter, or a good Pizza Delivery Girl.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2016 07:31 PM (NvC7m)

105 100


I hate the mother too.

And the father.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:29 PM (T9Xwy)
she doesn't seem very pleasant....even if zombies weren't trying to eat her family.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 16, 2016 07:31 PM (0O7c5)

106 Good news is next week is the finale.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:32 PM (3wHFl)

107 ftwd is like a low rent walking dead......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 16, 2016 07:32 PM (0O7c5)

108 >>>Maybe there has been no good news about Heidi<<<

Sometimes when you see those bingo wings for the first time, you know, and it's magic!

Posted by: Fritz at May 16, 2016 07:32 PM (f40FU)

109 97 Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:28 PM (3wHFl)
-----------------------------------------------

I wasn't paying close attention to Bret Baier this evening, but I think the government agreed to drop those fines and taxes if the proposed settlement goes through.

Posted by: MTF at May 16, 2016 07:33 PM (/m8T6)

110 Finale?

LA, as it is being eaten by zombies, suffers a cataclysmic earthquake and becomes an island?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 07:33 PM (ItHJp)

111
If FTWD is about how stupid and self-centered the people on the West Coast are versus the nice, clever people from the East Coast are on The Walking Dead, it works.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:34 PM (T9Xwy)

112 One of the Sisters and a attorney are on Greta

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 07:35 PM (3wHFl)

113 Has anyone seen grammie since yesterday?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:36 PM (+eR2D)

114 Here ya go, Ben Had:

http://www.ucmj.us/sub-chapter-10-punitive-articles/906a-article-106a-espionage

This is one of the articles 'ol Bradley was charged under.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 16, 2016 07:36 PM (rlfds)

115 I think many of the commenters miss on the key point of Fear the Walking Dead. The idea is that the characters are supposed to be completely unlikable. It is us to transcend their vast, inherent likeability and learn to like them. Our hatred of these characters for being flat, unconvincing, whiny, selfish, boring, unguided, indifferent is really a hatred of ourselves.

We must overcome our prejudices (and judices and postjudices). Then, and only then we will be "free" of "fear."

Much in the way a young man should "just get over it" learn to fall in love with a trans-girl just like he would a non-trans-girl.


Posted by: In 72 hours this own't be satire at May 16, 2016 07:36 PM (svFmG)

116 I think someone has a future writing for Lena Dunham... oh wait that is far too intellectual for Lena to comprehend, she has trouble reading cereal box tops.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 07:40 PM (ItHJp)

117 Space Above and Beyond was kind of hit and miss for me. There were a few really good episodes (Chiggy von Richtofen for instance) but honestly, Ed Straker would have lined the entire squad up against a wall and had them shot.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 16, 2016 07:41 PM (tEDMc)

118 she has trouble reading cereal box tops.

She has trouble reading MMs.

Posted by: pep at May 16, 2016 07:42 PM (LAe3v)

119 It's just that kind of day. I couldn't get anything going either!

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at May 16, 2016 07:42 PM (teYv/)

120 I want to know what poison acts so quickly and makes your eyes bleed like that.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:42 PM (+eR2D)

121 SMHF/Anna- the oath you took to the Constitution does not allow the disclosure of political malfeasance. So, how does any verifiable wrongdoing ever get exposed?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 07:43 PM (3Ot2p)

122 The Ventures did some good surf music

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 16, 2016 07:25 PM (6Ll1u)


ಠ_ಠ

Posted by: Rusty Venture at May 16, 2016 07:43 PM (vBeA5)

123 We are dropping our Costco membership and everyone we say this to calls us crazy.

There are only two of us, and we have had it with the lack of choice, the supersized quantities of everything, no liquor in-store (hey, it's Colorado), and the inability to compare pricing between brands and in-store brands.

Our two nearest supermarkets are closer than the Costco, which is in a location with no other stores nearby. They built it in an area way out across the interstate, back in mid-'08, and most all the other parcels have remained vacant since then.

Our gas is a better buy from the supermarket pumps, and those stores offer us better pricing on all the paper products Costco touts as super buys.

Costco relies on impulse buying, and while we mostly resisted it in the 17 months we have been members, we'll be glad to not have the temptation any longer.

We won't miss Costco one bit, except for their excellent Compte cheese they sell, which a neighbor has promised to pick up for us once in a while.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at May 16, 2016 07:44 PM (U6f54)

124 I would like to take this Open Thread opportunity to shout out to Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh and Andrew [ spinning in his grave] Breitbart for their unending and relentlessly huge and fabulous efforts in helping me secure the nomination.

Couldn't have done it without you guys.
Thanks.


Posted by: Dronald Trump at May 16, 2016 07:45 PM (shMPn)

125 Mr. MaGill, a proud Rutgers alum.

Posted by: teh Wind at May 16, 2016 07:45 PM (up5+o)

126 >>>> the supersized quantities of everything<<<<

The 55 gallon drum of peanut butter does take up a lot of space.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 16, 2016 07:46 PM (tEDMc)

127 My dog is wiped out. He yakked all over my truck.
Poor guy.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 16, 2016 07:46 PM (r65B3)

128 One time I wrote a musical called "Bosoms for Hillary." My producer told me it was too gay.

Posted by: christina aguilera at May 16, 2016 07:46 PM (3GFMN)

129 *sigh*

Ben Had, it's not the malfeasance that is at stake. An NDA can say 'you will not reveal or divulge any information in relation to this matter due to the impact it could have upon national security. Violation of this could result in prison time, fine, or both.'

And the government determines what can endanger national security.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 07:47 PM (ItHJp)

130 Is this a possible scenario...

Hilary wins election
Obama withdrawals Garland nomination
Senate votes to confirm him anyway.

Obama sues to have him not be seated.
Scotus decides he has no standing.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 16, 2016 07:48 PM (AfNGb)

131 Posted by: In 72 hours this own't be satire at May 16, 2016 07:36 PM (svFmG)


You know what? I bet you would like that show called Two Broke Girls. It's about two girls, and they're broke! They're cute and spunky and likable! Hilarity ensues!


Especially that one time when one of them won a contest to appear on a tv show, by sending in a slogan for a new laundry detergent.


It's so funny! And likable!!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 07:49 PM (Dj0WE)

132 129 *sigh*

Ben Had, it's not the malfeasance that is at stake. An NDA can say 'you will not reveal or divulge any information in relation to this matter due to the impact it could have upon national security. Violation of this could result in prison time, fine, or both.'

And the government determines what can endanger national security.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 07:47 PM (ItHJp)

---

This^

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 16, 2016 07:49 PM (rlfds)

133 Hillary likes the girls but she has put them behind her for now.

Posted by: Christina at May 16, 2016 07:49 PM (shMPn)

134 We quit Costco a few years ago and don't miss it. I did like their cheese ravioli, but I don't think they even make them any more. If I want a giant container of Kirkland peanuts (which are freaking awesome) I can get them from Amazon.

It's definitely difficult to make it worthwhile for just two people.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:49 PM (+eR2D)

135 We thank you Donald

Posted by: Matt Trudge, Trumpbart and Gateway Trumpet at May 16, 2016 07:49 PM (3wHFl)

136 65 Anna Puma
Always glad to see your selections.

Nice picture. Cool shades. Is this your secret identity when you are not at anime cons?

And here did you get the inflatable unicorn?
It looks like it can fit two. Hmmm.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 16, 2016 07:51 PM (u82oZ)

137
I've had Costco long enough now to give a review: It stinks.

Yes, I save a few dollars a week. But it's a hassle. The store is big. The parking lot is big (and goes uphill). The store is always crowded and the register lines are always long. And everything is heavy. Costco is a hassle.

I can run into the supermarket, get what I need, and don't come home feeling like I just finished an obstacle course.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:51 PM (T9Xwy)

138 Yeah, places like Costco or Sam's are really only for shopping once a month or so to stock up, not really for the daily purchase items

Posted by: chemjeff - Fapplebee's Libertarian at May 16, 2016 07:52 PM (+4mdw)

139 Oregon Sec. of State using students to campaign... in return for college credit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0Uf0qtmvko

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 07:52 PM (vBeA5)

140
Costco does sell A-1 sauce in a 4-pack, which is nice. That saves me about 4 bucks a month.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:52 PM (T9Xwy)

141 The brunette on Two Broke Girls has two compelling reasons for guys to watch.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 16, 2016 07:53 PM (FQKBL)

142 Salty Dog, I can neither confirm or deny your speculations due to security issues.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 07:53 PM (ItHJp)

143 It's definitely difficult to make it worthwhile for just two people.


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod


The best thing at Costco is the Prime beef. That can always be subdivided and frozen. Wine is also a pretty good deal.

Produce tends to rot faster than it should, and definitely before we can eat it.

Posted by: pep at May 16, 2016 07:53 PM (LAe3v)

144 Hi chemjeff, how are you doing?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:54 PM (+eR2D)

145 Kid and hubby are watching FTWD now. I watched it earlier (did a post too)
It's quite action-packed - next week should be good.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 07:54 PM (7lVbc)

146 Children Taken After School Principal Voices Concerns About "Very Christian" Family

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hvuxtdb

Under/over on when this begin en masse in the U.S.?

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 07:54 PM (vBeA5)

147 Costco does sell A-1 sauce in a 4-pack, which is nice. That saves me about 4 bucks a month.





Posted by: Mister Magoo


You'd think so, but there is a definite lack of viscosity in the Costco stuff. I think they water it.

For that matter, all meat and seafood bought at Costco seems to be waterlogged.

Posted by: pep at May 16, 2016 07:55 PM (LAe3v)

148 144
Hi chemjeff, how are you doing?


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:54 PM (+eR2D)

Doing okay, kinda lazy day today, first real day of summer break for me
How are you doing? How are husband's work prospects looking?

Posted by: chemjeff - Fapplebee's Libertarian at May 16, 2016 07:55 PM (+4mdw)

149 Local stores also have sales and coupons.
Empty nest sized peanut butter also.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 07:55 PM (shMPn)

150 Oh no, ChemJeff had a full day to marinate and incinerate his meat...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 07:56 PM (ItHJp)

151
Costco is worth it if:

1) You have a van.
2) You buy a month's worth of stuff at a time.
3) You have a huge freezer and a spare fridge and lots of spare space for storage.
4) You don't mind spending a few hours once a month buying a lot of big items and lugging it around, i.e., spending half a Saturday at Costco once a month.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:56 PM (T9Xwy)

152 I just got done loading my lawnmower into the car to take to the repair shop tomorrow morning. I have to get up early and stop there before work because it's closed by the time I get off work.

I decided to load it tonight instead of tomorrow morning because I didn't know how long it would take. I folded the rear seats down flat and put down an old plastic shower curtain to protect the cargo area. It was a perfect fit, and completely covered the bed. I thought I would have to lift the mower to put it in, but then I spied a small leftover section of fence I had in the garage. It made a perfect ramp, and I wheeled the mower right in. Then I removed two screws, folded the handle down, and done! It was a piece of cake. I placed a toolbox and emergency kit behind it which should keep it from rolling back and slamming into the hatch and rear window.

The Mazda 5 may not be the sexiest car around and I hardly ever haul cargo, but I like having the capability when necessary.

Posted by: rickl at May 16, 2016 07:56 PM (sdi6R)

153 My dog is wiped out. He yakked all over my truck.
Poor guy.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 16, 2016 07:46 PM
________

I hope your dog is better soon. Same for your truck but especially your dog.

(Curious choice of words - "wiped out" considering the main post - unless ... )

Posted by: FireHorse at May 16, 2016 07:56 PM (UUTMm)

154 The brunette on Two Broke Girls has two compelling reasons for guys to watch.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 16, 2016 07:53 PM (FQKBL)


I've never actually seen the show. I've seen the promos though. All I remember is the caked on makeup they wear. If I was eating at the restaurant where they work, I'd tell the boss I need them to wear a hairnet over their faces.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 07:56 PM (Dj0WE)

155 Doing okay, kinda lazy day today, first real day of summer break for me
How are you doing? How are husband's work prospects looking?


Posted by: chemjeff - Fapplebee's Libertarian at May 16, 2016 07:55 PM (+4mdw



Doing well. Things have picked back up to normal (or better) the past couple of months. Such a relief after the winter we had.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:56 PM (+eR2D)

156
149
Local stores also have sales and coupons.
Empty nest sized peanut butter also.


Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 07:55 PM (shMPn)

I don't know about Costco, but Sam's sends me a monthly brochure of what's on sale for the month

Posted by: chemjeff - Fapplebee's Libertarian at May 16, 2016 07:57 PM (+4mdw)

157
You'd think so, but there is a definite lack of viscosity in the Costco stuff. I think they water it.

Refrigerating A-1 helps this. And shaking vigorously.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:57 PM (T9Xwy)

158 Anna - I know that you write. If you would write a novel on this exact set of circumstances , I will commit to buying your first 100 books. The dilemma between knowing what happened and what gets told is reader material. Does doing this still put you in harm's way?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 07:57 PM (3Ot2p)

159 >>The brunette on Two Broke Girls has two compelling reasons for guys to watch.


Tits the size of Ethiopia.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2016 07:58 PM (NvC7m)

160 diogenes

what's wrong with the dog?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 16, 2016 07:58 PM (0O7c5)

161 The brunette on Two Broke Girls has two compelling reasons for guys to watch.

----

i hate her constant...i'm now making a joke expression

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 16, 2016 07:58 PM (AfNGb)

162 The brunette on Two Broke Girls has two compelling reasons for guys to watch.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 16, 2016 07:53 PM (FQKBL)


Eh - sure. But the show itself is just stupid. I can't believe it continues to be renewed.

Posted by: chemjeff - Fapplebee's Libertarian at May 16, 2016 07:58 PM (+4mdw)

163 It's the simple things in life that can give you a stroke. I had to go to the the doctor for my knee in the 'medical center' in Houston. This is the location where are brainiac leaders put in a street level rail system where vehicles and the train share the same path in some places. Needless to say there have been numerous train/car collisions. But that was a pleasure compared to my efforts to park. I went to one of the larger parking garages ( 11 stories ) and followed three or four other cars from the first floor to the top floor and back down again twice before I finally gave up. The cherry on top is I had to do the auto pay to get out because I couldn't get an attendant to explain that I never parked. I arrived 45 minutes early for my appointment and was 10 minutes late.

Weird thing is when I was on the upper floors of this claustrophobic garage I was trying to think of plan on how I would be able to exit if the SHTF while trying to park. I concluded I was screwed. At least this little brain game prevented me from having a stroke otherwise.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 16, 2016 07:58 PM (MNgU2)

164 Omg Sansa and Jon reunited. I actually got a little teared up.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM (+eR2D)

165
Never buy meat at Costco. Terrible. The frozen hamburger patties are awful. The fresh patties are even worse.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM (T9Xwy)

166 Could use a little help from the rons and ettes...

A week from Sunday is the neighborhood Porch Crawl. There's always a theme, and we bike from porch to porch for a drink(s) and snacks. Last year the theme was vacation destinations and we got Hawaii. Easy peasy: to the dollar store for luau decorations, Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, Mai Tais for the drinks, and pulled pork sliders (think "pig roast") for the snack.

Here's my dilemma--this year it's famous couples and we got Bill and Hill. I know, I know. Ordered cardboard masks from Spencer's, picked up a polyester pants suit at Goodwill for myself, and figured the husband just needed a cigar. For drinks, I'm going with Sex (on the Beach) in the Oval Office. (No Blow Job shots--too many young'uns.)

I need some ideas for cheap decorations and what the hell kind of food I should make.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM (Lsu4e)

167 Kid and hubby are watching FTWD now. I watched it earlier (did a post too)
It's quite action-packed - next week should be good.
Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 07:54 PM (7lVbc)


Yep, I don't think most people saw Strand's character going this way. I'm not talking about teh ghey stuff, that's just tv 101 these days. I mean his backstory being what it was. I didn't see it coming.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM (Dj0WE)

168 Warehouse club - we get gas, stuff like TP, detergent, meat/chicken/fish, chocolate etc.
Produce I get at the grocery.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:00 PM (7lVbc)

169 >>Eh - sure. But the show itself is just stupid. I can't believe it continues to be renewed.


Kelly/ Kaley Cuoco is unimpressed.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2016 08:00 PM (NvC7m)

170 Omg Sansa and Jon reunited. I actually got a little teared up.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM (+eR2D)


Spoiler warning, please.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 08:01 PM (Dj0WE)

171 Ben Had, I have signed an NDA so it is a very hazardous matter for me to even comment on. All that might save me from ever being prosecuted is I got one for the usual reasons, leaving military service. Still I prefer not to cross that branch of the Rubicon to find a legion of lawyers facing me.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:01 PM (ItHJp)

172 I've never really watched the show either, BurtTC. But I thought Morons were all about the tits.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 16, 2016 08:02 PM (FQKBL)

173 I need some ideas for cheap decorations and what the hell kind of food I should make.


Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM (Lsu4e)

How about blown-up fake emails along the lines of:
From: vladimir.putin@kremlin.ruTo: hillary@clintonemail.comSubject: Reset
Hillary,Looking forward to your election in 2016! Hope the donation to the foundation comes in handy. Let me know if I can help out any further.
Best,Vlad

Posted by: chemjeff - Fapplebee's Libertarian at May 16, 2016 08:04 PM (+4mdw)

174 Costco is worth it if:

1) You have a van.
2) You buy a month's worth of stuff at a time.
3) You have a huge freezer and a spare fridge and lots of spare space for storage.
4) You don't mind spending a few hours once a month buying a lot of big items and lugging it around, i.e., spending half a Saturday at Costco once a month.
Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 07:56 PM (T9Xwy)
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Check, check, check, and check. And if you have a big family, which I do, and they are all home for the summer. Except I got once every 10 days or so.

The turnover is so quick at my Costco, that I've never gotten anything lousy there. It's all been top-notch.

Posted by: bluebell at May 16, 2016 08:04 PM (2WwbN)

175 Oh, I just looked up the soup - pozole - in FTWD and it used to have ritual significance among the Aztecs. CREEPY ritual significance.
Dang, I wish I had put that into my post.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:04 PM (7lVbc)

176 Stupid pixyware formatting
That should be:
From: vladimir.putin@kremlin.ru
To: hillary@clintonemail.com
Subject: Reset
Hillary,
Looking
forward to your election in 2016! Hope the donation to the foundation
comes in handy. Let me know if I can help out any further.

Best, Vlad

Posted by: chemjeff - Fapplebee's Libertarian at May 16, 2016 08:04 PM (+4mdw)

177 Irish Ei, make cocktail wienies.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 16, 2016 08:04 PM (FQKBL)

178 Voter Mom, what do you mean 'used to' It still does.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:06 PM (ItHJp)

179 We get these catalogues in the mail all the time and I like to just flip through them to see what's there. Last week in this one catalogue I saw a flame and fire proof barbecue apron that they were selling. I have to admit that the first thing I thought of when I saw that was Chemjeff. Mrs. Old Blue was wondering why I snorted and laughed. Kind of hard to explain.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 08:06 PM (9iR5/)

180 Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM (Dj0WE)

Strand and Daniel are the interesting ones.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:06 PM (7lVbc)

181 Clinton theme? Banners full of dollar signs and sayings like, "Right Wing Conspiracy"?


I dunno...I'm a horrible themed party participant.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 08:06 PM (+eR2D)

182 How about blown-up fake emails along the lines of:
From: vladimir.putin@kremlin.ruTo: hillary@clintonemail.comSubject: Reset
Hillary,Looking
forward to your election in 2016! Hope the donation to the foundation
comes in handy. Let me know if I can help out any further.
Best,Vlad


Posted by: chemjeff - Fapplebee's Libertarian at May 16, 2016 08:04 PM
~~~~~

Thank you, thank you, chemjeff! That's an awesome idea!

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:07 PM (Lsu4e)

183 I need some ideas for cheap decorations and what the hell kind of food I should make.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM (Lsu4e)
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The party idea sounds great, but ew, I don't envy your luck of the draw. My condolences.

As for the food, I have no idea. Hillary probably hasn't cooked in years. What do they eat in Little Rock, Arkansas?

Posted by: bluebell at May 16, 2016 08:07 PM (2WwbN)

184 178 Voter Mom, what do you mean 'used to' It still does.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:06 PM (ItHJp)

I meant the creepy part, back when the Aztecs sacrificed humans.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:07 PM (7lVbc)

185 >>>> I need some ideas for cheap decorations and what the hell kind of food I should make.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM
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Fish tacos?
JK
I've done alot of event planning and am usually pretty good with working with themes. This is one has me stumped since you'll have kids there. Every idea that comes to mind is dirty. You don't really ever see Bill and Hill eating.
You could do a cheap replica of the Oval Office but that wouldn't be easy bc of the rug with the seal.
I'll try to give this some thought.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM (6IPEM)

186 I've never really watched the show either, BurtTC. But I thought Morons were all about the tits.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 16, 2016 08:02 PM (FQKBL)


Not me. I mean, I like 'em enough, but the thing is, every woman I know has them. Some are bigger than others, but I never really understood why bigger is better.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM (Dj0WE)

187 >>I need some ideas for cheap decorations and what the hell kind of food I should make.
Posted by: IrishEi

Maybe you can find sausages with a kink in them.

Posted by: Aviator at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM (c7vUv)

188 140
Costco does sell A-1 sauce in a 4-pack, which is nice. That saves me about 4 bucks a month.

Posted by: Mister Magoo
------------------
I'm assuming that you got your steak recipe from chemchef?

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM (A65Sb)

189 I need some ideas for cheap decorations and what the hell kind of food I should make.

Clams...for both Clintons.

Posted by: no good deed at May 16, 2016 08:09 PM (GgxVX)

190 Voter Mom, you are assuming there are no more Aztecs who follow the religion. I bet there are brujas who use it just for that purpose in southern California right now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:09 PM (ItHJp)

191 I need some ideas for cheap decorations and what the hell kind of food I should make.

--

Geez, IrishEi, you poor thing. Of all things to get stuck with. I shudder to think what ideas the Horde could come up with as to what Clintons + things they like to eat would mean.


Posted by: Lady in Black...Death to the Man Bun at May 16, 2016 08:09 PM (+FSld)

192 I used to have a membership at BJ's, but about all I ever bought were jumbo packs of paper towels and toilet paper, and sacks of rice. I live by myself and have no use for restaurant-sized cans of beans or bottles of cooking oil. For prepping, I prefer to buy the smallest cans of food I can find, which would be handy for single servings.

Posted by: rickl at May 16, 2016 08:09 PM (sdi6R)

193 Maybe you can find sausages with a kink in them.

Posted by: Aviator at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM (c7vUv)



I was thinking pigs in a blanket.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 08:09 PM (+eR2D)

194 What do they eat in Little Rock, Arkansas?


Pulled Pork Sandwiches and fried catfish.

Posted by: no good deed at May 16, 2016 08:10 PM (GgxVX)

195 cheap decorations? oriental trading co.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 16, 2016 08:10 PM (0O7c5)

196 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:09 PM (ItHJp)

You are scaring me.
*hides under blanket*

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:10 PM (7lVbc)

197 Springtime makes everyone tired and sleepy I think, Ace. Its natures way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V0Vu_utUZY

Posted by: goon at May 16, 2016 08:10 PM (WCaSy)

198 Does Costco or Sam's Club sell 50pks of BBQ wings?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:10 PM (ItHJp)

199
Harbor Freight is another interesting store. They have everything a man would want but doesn't need.



Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:10 PM (T9Xwy)

200 191 I need some ideas for cheap decorations and what the hell kind of food I should make.

Something that looks like cigars.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:11 PM (7lVbc)

201 198
Does Costco or Sam's Club sell 50pks of BBQ wings?


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:10 PM (ItHJp)
i'm sure the do

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 16, 2016 08:11 PM (0O7c5)

202 Make a fake cover from a Tammy Wynette album (Stand By Your Man). Then bend it in half and put it in a wastebasket.

Posted by: Lady in Black...Death to the Man Bun at May 16, 2016 08:11 PM (+FSld)

203
Does Costco or Sam's Club sell 50pks of BBQ wings?

Can't say for sure but most likely.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:11 PM (T9Xwy)

204 Not me. I mean, I like 'em enough, but the
thing is, every woman I know has them. Some are bigger than others,
but I never really understood why bigger is better.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM (Dj0WE)



Quantity has a quality all of its own!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 16, 2016 08:11 PM (JO9+V)

205 I need some ideas for cheap decorations and what the hell kind of food I should make.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM
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words fail me....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 16, 2016 08:12 PM (QDVFm)

206 Voter Mom, reality is far more vicious.

Matamoros Mexico, anyone remember that? Or the Zetas making a macabre stew from their victims.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:12 PM (ItHJp)

207 Clinton Decorations: Signs pointing to Ft. Marcy Park

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 16, 2016 08:12 PM (JO9+V)

208 Anna/SMFH- I thank you both for your service and all you have done to keep what freedom we have. In my ignorance, I was asking questions that you could never answer. Thank you again.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 08:12 PM (3Ot2p)

209 You could serve store bought chocolate chip cookies since Hilary wouldn't be caught dead making them.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 16, 2016 08:13 PM (FQKBL)

210 Too bad they quit making those bubble gum cigars. You could hand those out while wearing a Mao suit like Hitlery.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 08:13 PM (9iR5/)

211
I never realized how much of a pain in the ass a huge package of paper towels could be. From picking it up in the store to bringing it home, it's a friggin ordeal.

You can't wait until you use them all up just to be rid of the space hog.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:14 PM (T9Xwy)

212 I'm still exhausted from hosting a funeral reception for the family of a suicide.

Bless you.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 16, 2016 08:14 PM (bZ7mE)

213 Can you have a toy phone ring every once in a while and announce, "oh, no worries, it's just Ambassador Stevens begging for more protection in Benghazi"?

Or answer all questions with, "AT THIS POINT, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???!!!"

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 08:14 PM (+eR2D)

214 You could play Hill's cackle on a loop along with some of her best hits "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy," "I ain't in no ways tired." etc

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 08:15 PM (6IPEM)

215 I never realized how much of a pain in the ass a huge package of paper towels could be. From picking it up in the store to bringing it home, it's a friggin ordeal.


We can only imagine.

Posted by: Venezuelans at May 16, 2016 08:15 PM (8ZskC)

216 Bubba liked Big Macs

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:15 PM (BO/km)

217 4 50pk BBQ wings. 4pk Sriracha.

Combine and heat.

And wait.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:15 PM (ItHJp)

218 Didn't BJ used to eat large quantities of Big Macs? Maybe faux Big Mac sliders?

Posted by: Lady in Black...Death to the Man Bun at May 16, 2016 08:16 PM (+FSld)

219 Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 07:59 PM (Dj0WE)

Strand and Daniel are the interesting ones.
Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:06 PM (7lVbc)


Do you ever watch Talking Dead afterwards? I did regularly with the main show, and only bits and pieces with Fear.


Anyhoo, yesterday the actress who plays Ofelia was on, and she hinted at next week we're going to get more on the story of Daniel's flashbacks.


Another interesting tidbit, did ANYBODY know Travis' character was of Maori descent? Until it was revealed on the episode a couple weeks ago, I mean? I sure didn't! Assumed the character was supposed to be Mexican, even after I learned the actor was from New Zealand.


And this stuff about the Aztec business... we're going to see some real cool stuff coming here. The dead have always been with us. Yes, indeed. It's going to be a trip.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 08:16 PM (Dj0WE)

220
Some of us had an entirely enjoyable weekend.

Wife and I celebrated our 50th, starting with a dinner given by our daughters, complete with a 2 tier cake.

Sunday was a boat cruise up and down Lake George, with brunch.

And drinks.

And dancing. Did I mention food in atrocious quantities? All of it superb.

The 2 days surpassed all expectations we had,everything went like butter.

Now a couple days to rest up and we're good for another 50.


Posted by: irongrampa at May 16, 2016 08:16 PM (X35Yt)

221 Have a Cattle Futures dartboard where every spot on the board has a score of 100x your investment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 16, 2016 08:16 PM (8ZskC)

222 Little smokies, fish tacos, pickled pigs cankles

Posted by: Fritz at May 16, 2016 08:17 PM (f40FU)

223 @199- I bought the air compressor, battery jump unit for $75 bucks and couldn't be happier with it.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 08:17 PM (3Ot2p)

224 Make sure there is a blue dress hanging on the porch somewhere.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 16, 2016 08:17 PM (tEDMc)

225 I like the fish tacos idea. Maybe some Vienna sausages, too.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 08:18 PM (yddCj)

226 Sausages and white cheese dip served on a blue tablecloth.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:18 PM (BO/km)

227 Not me. I mean, I like 'em enough, but the
thing is, every woman I know has them. Some are bigger than others,
but I never really understood why bigger is better.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM (Dj0WE)



Quantity has a quality all of its own!
Posted by: Count de Monet at May 16, 2016 08:11 PM (JO9+V)


Do you REALLY think so???

Posted by: Triggleypuff at May 16, 2016 08:18 PM (Dj0WE)

228 Awww, how sweet irongrandpa. Congratulations! It sounds like you had the perfect weekend celebrating. I hope you have many more.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 08:18 PM (6IPEM)

229 I'm assuming that you got your steak recipe from chemchef?

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM (A65Sb)

Can't really say it's a *recipe* per se...

Posted by: chemjeff fighting the flames from the kitchen at May 16, 2016 08:19 PM (+4mdw)

230 irongrampa, congratulations! That is a big milestone.

Posted by: chemjeff fighting the flames from the kitchen at May 16, 2016 08:19 PM (+4mdw)

231 Here's something to ponder:

Wipeout, Batman theme (Adam West), Gimme One Reason To Stay, and Moby Dick (Led Zeppelin) all use the same chord progression.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 16, 2016 08:20 PM (1ne4Z)

232 213 Can you have a toy phone ring every once in a while and announce, "oh, no worries, it's just Ambassador Stevens begging for more protection in Benghazi"?
Or answer all questions with, "AT THIS POINT, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???!!!"
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 08:14 PM (+eR2D)



Love the toy phone. Forward that idea to The Donald.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 16, 2016 08:21 PM (oKE6c)

233
Don't get me wrong. It'd be nice to have all the neat stuff at Harbor Fright. But most of the stuff there, like welders, fall under the "Would Be Nice" category in a man's list of things to have.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:21 PM (T9Xwy)

234 215 I never realized how much of a pain in the ass a huge package of paper towels could be. From picking it up in the store to bringing it home, it's a friggin ordeal.
--------------

Heh. Last "real job" I had, on my first day, i was sent to the up-and-coming star of the company to learn how things should be done.
I caught him stealing huge COSTCO packages of toilet paper & paper towels that day.
Oops.

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 08:21 PM (A65Sb)

235 Congrats, irongrampa! 50 years...amazing! And it sounds like a beautiful, memorable celebration. My grandparents made it to 76 years together. You're well on your way.

Posted by: Lady in Black...Death to the Man Bun at May 16, 2016 08:21 PM (+FSld)

236 Congrats, Irongrampa.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 16, 2016 08:21 PM (2cS/G)

237 Not me. I mean, I like 'em enough, but the

thing is, every woman I know has them. Some are bigger than others,

but I never really understood why bigger is better.



Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM (Dj0WE)







Quantity has a quality all of its own!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 16, 2016 08:11 PM (JO9+V)





Do you REALLY think so???

Posted by: Triggleypuff at May 16, 2016 08:18 PM (Dj0WE)

Yes. However you, my dear planetoid, have crossed the Rubicon of diminishing returns.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 16, 2016 08:22 PM (JO9+V)

238 Sausages and white cheese dip served on a blue tablecloth.
Posted by: freaked


Evil such as yours should be richly rewarded. Good luck explaining all the laughter to the kids!

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 08:22 PM (yddCj)

239 This is cool, divers at the ancient Roman port of Caesarea have recovered the cargo from a 1,600 year old ship wreck.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-antique-idUSKCN0Y71N1

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:22 PM (ItHJp)

240 221 Have a Cattle Futures dartboard where every spot on the board has a score of 100x your investment.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 16, 2016 08:16 PM (8ZskC)



Another great idea.


Or a cattle futures roulette wheel, same idea.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 16, 2016 08:22 PM (oKE6c)

241 Heh. Last "real job" I had, on my first day, i was
sent to the up-and-coming star of the company to learn how things should
be done.

I caught him stealing huge COSTCO packages of toilet paper paper towels that day.

Oops.

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 08:21 PM (A65Sb)

So now you know how things "should be done".

Posted by: chemjeff fighting the flames from the kitchen at May 16, 2016 08:22 PM (+4mdw)

242
I bought the air compressor, battery jump unit for $75 bucks and couldn't be happier with it.

This is something everyone should own. I will never have to rely on someone else for a jumpstart.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:22 PM (T9Xwy)

243 Irongrampa! How wonderful! Congratulations to you and Mrs. Irongramma!

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 08:23 PM (9iR5/)

244 I knew you guys would help

The cocktail weenie/pigs in a blanket thing could work. Clams take some time, and we're only on each porch for about a half hour.

>>>>>Maybe you can find sausages with a kink in them.

Posted by: Aviator at May 16, 2016 08:08 PM
Or I can kink them myself...

>>>>>Geez, IrishEi, you poor thing. Of all things to get stuck with. Posted by: Lady in Black...Death to the Man Bun
Could be worse I guess. Neighbors got Sonny and Cher, and she's all of five feet tall, and he's 6' 2"

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:23 PM (Lsu4e)

245 Matamoros Mexico, anyone remember that?<<<

When the cartel balaceras started along the border I followed them at borderlandbeat and other places with great anticipation. Unfortunately, the cartels, the rich and the government are in cahoots.


Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 08:24 PM (shMPn)

246 Iron Grampa, congratulations. That is awesome.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:24 PM (ItHJp)

247 happy 50th irongrandpa!!! that is fantastic!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 16, 2016 08:25 PM (0O7c5)

248 213 Can you have a toy phone ring every once in a while and announce, "oh, no worries, it's just Ambassador Stevens begging for more protection in Benghazi"?
Or answer all questions with, "AT THIS POINT, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???!!!"
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at May 16, 2016 08:14 PM (+eR2D)



I can see an ad that has a phone ringing and ringing and ringing, next to a clock that says "3:00 AM."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 16, 2016 08:25 PM (oKE6c)

249 Irish, do something with a big picture of Trump. Darts, drawn-on moustache or Devil horns on it.

Posted by: Lady in Black...Death to the Man Bun at May 16, 2016 08:26 PM (+FSld)

250 Job well done IG. 50 years is quite the accomplishment

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 16, 2016 08:26 PM (voOPb)

251 I can see an ad that has a phone ringing and ringing and ringing, next to a clock that says "3:00 AM."

...as some youtuber gets dragged off to jail.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 08:27 PM (yddCj)

252 Other Clinton decorations:

Rose Law firm billing records

FBI files

Ads for Whitewater Arkansas condos

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 16, 2016 08:27 PM (JO9+V)

253 For decorations you need an El Camino with Astroturf in the back, and a cauldron and broom and maybe some bats.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:27 PM (BO/km)

254 You deserve the time off, take a break and relax.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 16, 2016 08:27 PM (+AnUx)

255 Kasich is ruling out a third party run, but that doesn't mean he doesn't think Trump won't pick him for VP like a retard.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 16, 2016 08:27 PM (39g3+)

256 Most HF tools are pure junk, but there are a few things with moving parts that I will buy.

The $10 grinder is a buy. The $17 air nailer seems bulletproof. A lot 9f hand tools break on first use, though.

I understand that more than one Moron has had good luck with their heavy machine tools.

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 08:28 PM (A65Sb)

257 Well done, Iron and Mrs. Grandpa!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 16, 2016 08:28 PM (JO9+V)

258 How about a Vince Foster carcass on the front lawn?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 16, 2016 08:28 PM (tEDMc)

259 make some fake rose law firm files, a pic of vince in the park and a list of everybody fired from travelgate, signed by her with a smiley face.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 16, 2016 08:30 PM (ceWrl)

260 You can put the bathtub gin next to the server.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 08:30 PM (yddCj)

261 I got one of those $99 wire welders from HF and it works great. Already got my $99 out if it. The self darkening face shield was $60 though. You don't want to use the piece of crap visor that comes with the welder.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:30 PM (BO/km)

262 You can probably find an old rotary dial phone at a thrift store or buy one on eBay and spray paint it red. You can just set a ringtone on a cell phone to play nonstop near it or behind it.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 08:30 PM (6IPEM)

263 Holy crap, you guys are awesome!

Some really great ideas here...I was writing them down, but can't keep up. Gonna print them all out.

Thanks so much

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:31 PM (Lsu4e)

264 Could be worse I guess. Neighbors got Sonny and Cher, and she's all of five feet tall, and he's 6' 2"
Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:23 PM (Lsu4e)
--------------------

Actually, that's easy! He should be Cher and she should be Sonny. They'd be very au courant.

And Chazzy.

Posted by: bluebell at May 16, 2016 08:31 PM (2WwbN)

265 My big thought for the day was to photoshop a half man /half woman with the same features side by side into a poster and ask "Which way do I go".

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 08:32 PM (3Ot2p)

266 Congratulations, irongrandpa!

When my parents had their 50th, I wasn't living with them. I heard they were going out to a restaurant. I called a florist and had a big flower arrangement sent to their table. I wasn't there, but apparently they became the center of attention in the restaurant. They really appreciated it.

Posted by: rickl at May 16, 2016 08:32 PM (sdi6R)

267 Ooh. A bunch of files covered in dust and cobwebs.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:32 PM (BO/km)

268
EDC?

What's on your every day carry list?

A watch? A multi-tool swiss army thing? A phone? A flashlight? A weapon(s)? A compass? Sunglasses? Cash (of course). First Aid? A lighter or matches? A pen?

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:33 PM (T9Xwy)

269 You can probably find an old rotary dial phone at a
thrift store or buy one on eBay and spray paint it red. You can just
set a ringtone on a cell phone to play nonstop near it or behind it.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 08:30 PM
~~~~~
Another great idea...I've got one of those in the basement.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:34 PM (Lsu4e)

270 >>>Maybe you can find sausages with a kink in them.

No, no, no. Those kinks can be a problem. Take it from me, you want the ones that are straight and true.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at May 16, 2016 08:35 PM (R+30W)

271
Already got my $99 out if it.

Excellent. If I bought one I'd never use it. But I want one just in case.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:35 PM (T9Xwy)

272 Congrats x50 irongramps!!

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:35 PM (7lVbc)

273
Most HF tools are pure junk..

Yeah that's the bad side of Harbor Freight -- it's all Chinese junk. But really neat Chinese junk.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:36 PM (T9Xwy)

274
Thanks for the good wishes from all of you.

My ginger stole my soul all those years ago, and I maintain I very much got the better of that deal.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 16, 2016 08:36 PM (X35Yt)

275 That's okay, you do yeoman's work. Go get a massage with a happy ending....

Posted by: macleod at May 16, 2016 08:36 PM (Qf5bp)

276 He should be Cher and she should be Sonny. They'd be very au courant.


And Chazzy.



Posted by: bluebell at May 16, 2016 08:31 PM
~~~~~

Hah! I just sent them a text with that excellent idea.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:37 PM (Lsu4e)

277 and spray paint it red.

The "Benghazi Hotline". So much fun reading stuff that would NEVER fly where I live.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 08:37 PM (yddCj)

278 Idk we're all hopeless political junkies here and would get all the inside jokes and references. If all the people participating are more on the LIV end, they might be bewildered.

Seems you have to do something with sausages. Hopefully, the kids don't get the reference.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 08:38 PM (6IPEM)

279 My ginger stole my soul all those years ago, and I maintain I very much got the better of that deal.


Posted by: irongrampa at May 16, 2016 08:36 PM
~~~~~

So nice to hear sentiments like these. Congrats to you and Mrs. irongrampa.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:39 PM (Lsu4e)

280 Voter Mom, you made me pull an old archeology book off the shelf. Was going to look at the Mexico stuff but stopped midway through on Rome. And a quote from Byron.

"There is the moral of all human tales;
'Tis but the same rehearsal of the past;
First freedom, and then glory - when that fails;
Wealth, vice, corruption, barbarism at last."

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:39 PM (ItHJp)

281 Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 08:16 PM (Dj0WE)

I like to watch Talking Dead when I can. It's silly in a good way.

I am looking forward to Daniel's backstory.

Also, why do all the characters like Nick? My current theory is that he has a secret stash of Axe body spray.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:39 PM (7lVbc)

282 HF: Small brad nailer paneled my din before it broke, worth the money. Drill press keeps on working. Chain hoist works fine. CH compressor locked up after less than three hours use.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 08:39 PM (shMPn)

283 Oh, I forgot, and what is that owl coin & tree carving about on FTWD?

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:40 PM (7lVbc)

284
He should be Cher and she should be Sonny. They'd be very au courant.

And Chazzy.


Chazz hands!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 16, 2016 08:40 PM (k4M/B)

285
Damn, that Glock 42 is small. That'd be a nice EDC.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:40 PM (T9Xwy)

286 "ike welders, fall under the "Would Be Nice" category in a man's list of things to have."

The 1.5 ft floor safe is pretty good for pistols or ammo.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 08:40 PM (ptqRm)

287 Anybody here read the book "Lucifer's Hammer"? I see a lot of folks saying that they would like one of these or one of those handy little gadgets. It would give you a whole new outlook on prepping.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 08:40 PM (9iR5/)

288 Has anyone purchased one of their gasoline engines? The reviews are 50/50 pro and con.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 08:41 PM (shMPn)

289 USA Today writes about the police heroes who received medals today. But I caught this in Officer Stevens' blurb:

"exchanging gunfire at close range and subduing two heavily armed assailants, thereby preventing a mass shooting."

That was Pamela Geller's cartoon event.

That sentence should read "exchanging gunfire at close range and subduing two heavily armed Radical Islamic terrorists, thereby preventing a mass terror attack."

That's a Bad Journalist Two-fer; failing to identify terrorists properly and conflating terrorism with gun violence to further the gun control agenda,

As opposed to a Terrorism Control agenda.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 16, 2016 08:42 PM (Ndje9)

290 264
Actually, that's easy! He should be Cher and she should be Sonny. They'd be very au courant.

Posted by: bluebell at May 16, 2016 08:31 PM (2WwbN)
-----------------
Great idea!

I remember --- yeah, get off my lawn --- there was a Golden Girls episode where the big tall one played by Bea Arthur went to a costume party as Cher while her tiny mother went as Sonny. It was damned cute.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 16, 2016 08:42 PM (T/5A0)

291
Something like a generator is iffy. I'd buy it from HF because it's cheap and I'd probably never use it. But if I needed it some day and it was a piece of junk...

But then again, at the moment I have 0 generators in case of an emergency.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:43 PM (T9Xwy)

292
Benghazi was on my "do not call" list.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 16, 2016 08:44 PM (k4M/B)

293 There's a cool story behind the song Wipeout...

The Surfaris were a garage band of high-schoolers, and they had just managed to scrape together enough money to pay for a studio session and record their first single. They chose the local hit Surfer Joe. When they were done with that recording, the producer said, "Hey, nice work, boys. Now, what do you want to do for Side B?"

Uh...

Yeah, they hadn't thought about that. They had no idea what to do. So, they just sort of messed around for a few minutes and created the song Wipeout right there on the spot. It started with the drummer doing a sped-up version of a standard marching-band cadence, and then the dad who'd driven them to the studio went into the alley and found a discarded plaster-covered board to give them the sound effect of a surfboard breaking, and it all just kind of grew from there in the space of about five minutes.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at May 16, 2016 08:44 PM (0OG8D)

294 The "Benghazi Hotline". So much fun reading stuff that would NEVER fly where I live.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 08:37 PM
~~~~~
I hear ya t-bird. I'm in the Peoples Republic of Jersey, but luckily in one of the more conservative counties (yes, there are a few red dots here.) In fact, one of my neighbors flies the Gadsen along with Old Glory, so most will get the jokes. Those who don't will get educated!

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:44 PM (Lsu4e)

295 Anybody here read the book "Lucifer's Hammer"? I see a lot of folks saying that they would like one of these or one of those handy little gadgets. It would give you a whole new outlook on prepping.

Posted by: Old Blue


It's a piece of entertaining fiction, not a road map for planning for catastrophic circumstances.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 16, 2016 08:45 PM (p2X2f)

296 'The reviews are 50/50 pro and con.'


That's about it with HF. I got a chop saw that quit a few hours into a project the day I bought it. The replacement made it thru that job and another a couple of months later but then one day the switch failed. It was past 90 days by then so I rigged up another switch but yea a lot of their stuff is disposable.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:45 PM (BO/km)

297 "I'd buy it from HF because it's cheap and I'd probably never use it. But if I needed it some day and it was a piece of junk... "

Ever look at the Yamaha inverter?

We used them onsite for running race electronics and blowers for three years with never an issue.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 08:46 PM (ptqRm)

298 Just had to buy one after Katrina, never live again without one. Bought a Honda, brought it home and fired it up, super.
It's still sitting there taking up space.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 08:46 PM (shMPn)

299 Sock Abatement

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2016 08:46 PM (SeD0w)

300 Easy decorations:

Behind the red Benghazi hotline phone, pics of Stevens and the Navy Seals who died that night.

Behind the bar area, the pic that Ace puts up of Hill on the plane drinking a highball and looking drunk off her ass or if you do Sex on the Beach the pic the two of them staged dancing on the beach.

I like chemjeffs idea of blown up emails.
You can get a ton of outdated computer equipment at thrift stores for nothing. You can recreate the bathroom server and make a sign that says Restroom or Bathroom to hang next to it or put out a toilet seat or something.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 08:46 PM (6IPEM)

301 test

Posted by: Mortimer at May 16, 2016 08:47 PM (0dcbp)

302 I have been looking at the waste conversion units. They say 4 horses in straw waste will provide power for 5,000 sq/ft. I have 33 horses. Free electricity.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 08:47 PM (3Ot2p)

303
Yamaha is good?
All I hear is great things about Honda. Big $$ tho.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:47 PM (T9Xwy)

304 301 test

Posted by: Mortimer


Shit. I forgot to study.

Posted by: weft's recurring dream at May 16, 2016 08:48 PM (p2X2f)

305 33 horses?? How do you have any time to spend around here?

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:48 PM (BO/km)

306 Just got done watching Twister.
HH, such a babe.
And it got me thinking, g his year is the 50th anniversery of the June 8, 1966 tornado.
A date that will live in infamy in these parts.
A mile wide F5 that stayed on the ground from the SW corner to the NE corner of Topeka.
Close to 20 lives lost and 100's of millions of dollars of damage.

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 08:49 PM (ijopM)

307
The quietness of a Honda is amazing.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:49 PM (T9Xwy)

308 There is a plethora of books that purport to teach you survival. Then there are some books that truly do try.

I think Dean Ing's book Chernobyl Syndrome falls into the later category - http://preview.tinyurl.com/glsyreo

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 08:49 PM (ItHJp)

309 ps; fully exonorated officer Darren Wilson should have gotten an award also for confronting failed cop-killer Michael Brown.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 16, 2016 08:49 PM (Ndje9)

310 Horror Fright is a good place to buy those "one and done" tools for a job that you've got to get done, but don't want to spend the weight to get a Snap-On, Milwaukee or other "primary" tool.

But if it's a tool you're going to depend upon, repeatedly, then step up and buy the better brand.

They're also good for cheap, decent-enough air-hose fittings and couplings, clamps and the like.

But for a set of sockets or a ratchet handle? Nah, I'll hold out. My favorite, just because of "feel" is Proto hand tools, but they're not as readily available as Matco, Snap-On, etc.

For air powered nail guns of all sizes, just pony up for the Hitachi, and be done with it. They just work, and last, and being magnesium, don't weigh a ton, either.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 16, 2016 08:49 PM (McRlu)

311 Good luck IrishEi. The event sounds like so much fun. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be great. Let us know how it turns out.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 08:49 PM (6IPEM)

312 "Yamaha is good?
All I hear is great things about Honda. Big $$ tho.


In my opinion, they are both excellent.

And they are both high dollar.

In generators....you get what you pay for.

What do you want to get?


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 08:50 PM (ptqRm)

313 For the price of a Honda generator you could get 2 or 3 HF ones. The Honda would probably outlast them though.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:50 PM (BO/km)

314
Yeah, see I won't shell out the cash for Snap On, either. Great stuff. But for my own use, Craftsman will last me a lifetime.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:50 PM (T9Xwy)

315 Weft, I didn't say it was a plan, I just said that they had some interesting ideas and scenarios. Things I wouldn't have thought of. And it was entertaining.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 08:52 PM (9iR5/)

316 Anyone who is sitting on a generator of whatever quality and for whatever reason, two words: Fuel. Stabilizer. Also, fire the thing semi-annually just to be sure.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2016 08:52 PM (SeD0w)

317 Being married 50 years is a singular accomplishment. Congratulations irongrampa and Mrs!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 16, 2016 08:52 PM (EZebt)

318 Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 08:28 PM (A65Sb)

There's a YouTube video where some mechanic discusses and rates HF tools. Some are excellent and some are crap. I've been pleased with most of my HD purchases, but I religiously wear safety goggles when I use their angle grinder!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 16, 2016 08:53 PM (wYnyS)

319 My next "tool":

http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2008/06/07/dewalt-ar-15-nail-gun/

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 16, 2016 08:54 PM (rlfds)

320 Navy supply system used to have Easco hand tools.

Sears sold craftsman.

One day I laid my Craftsman 1/2 inch drive ratchet next to an Easco.


Same exact casting marks in the webbing of the handle.

They came out of the same damn mold.
And on the polished part, one had Easco, and the other had Craftsman.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 08:54 PM (ptqRm)

321
I wouldn't be surprised if Harbor Freight sells solar panels in the near future.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:54 PM (T9Xwy)

322 I'd like to thank myself, then my other self and then the dude in the middle.

Posted by: John Miller Von Barron Trump the Third at May 16, 2016 08:54 PM (mcm0N)

323 I use wrenches and sockets a lot. All Snap-On, Matco, or Craftsman. The Snap-On stuff is over 30 years old. It never fails. HF tools will fail, probably at the worst possible time.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:54 PM (BO/km)

324 I wouldn't be surprised if Harbor Freight sells solar panels in the near future.

Posted by: Mister Magoo


They do already.

Posted by: weft's recurring dream at May 16, 2016 08:55 PM (p2X2f)

325 Also, why do all the characters like Nick? My current theory is that he has a secret stash of Axe body spray.
Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:39 PM (7lVbc)


They made specific reference to him having a funk about him. I don't think they meant Axe. Maybe, but I doubt it.


Let me sum Nick up this way. If he's clean, he's the ONE character who we are going to see change over a short period of time.

Posted by: Triggleypuff at May 16, 2016 08:55 PM (Dj0WE)

326 @305-I start at 3:00 am and work till I am done . Some days I get a little slack time and I come here. Today is that day.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 08:55 PM (3Ot2p)

327 I was in a truckstop in Toole Utah one day and I really needed a 9/16 wrench for adjusting the brakes on a tractor trailer. I wanted a little longer a wrench so that I could get a little more torque on it. That one wrench cost me $27.00.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 08:56 PM (9iR5/)

328
They do already.

Oh? Must be online. I only went to the store near me once.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:56 PM (T9Xwy)

329 I have 33 horses.

Put those suckers to work! There's your free electricity.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 08:56 PM (yddCj)

330 Posted by: Triggleypuff at May 16, 2016 08:55 PM (Dj0WE)


Oops.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 08:57 PM (Dj0WE)

331 HF does sell solar panels. I have 9 of them on my shop. They make about 10 amps at 12 volts on a sunny day.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 08:57 PM (BO/km)

332 You can get a ton of outdated computer equipment at
thrift stores for nothing. You can recreate the bathroom server and
make a sign that says Restroom or Bathroom to hang next to it or put out
a toilet seat or something.





Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 08:46 PM

~~~~~

That's great too! I've got two old towers (that I swear I'm going to transfer to a hard drive someday.) I think I'll just stick them in the real bathroom with a sign on them. We're house #6, so after that many drinks I'm sure there will be plenty of people making a trip to the john.

Thanks again, everyone.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:57 PM (Lsu4e)

333 "two words: Fuel. Stabilizer."

THIS!

Mrs VIA has a 50cc Vespa 2 stroke scooter that I am still using stabilized two year old gas in.

Fires right up.

I just can't imagine gas in a generator, or a can without stabilizer.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 08:57 PM (ptqRm)

334 Oh, I forgot, and what is that owl coin & tree carving about on FTWD?
Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 08:40 PM (7lVbc)


Twin Peaks callback??


Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 08:57 PM (Dj0WE)

335
They make about 10 amps at 12 volts on a sunny day.

Great. What does it do for you?

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:58 PM (T9Xwy)

336 I forgot to mention, it was Snap On. Bought it off the truck.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 08:58 PM (9iR5/)

337 Hi L, elle. Hope ya y of some good sleep.

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 08:58 PM (ijopM)

338 I have a menage a trois relationship with myself and my socks. It's frankly--fabulous, believe me!

Posted by: John Miller Von Barron Trump the Third at May 16, 2016 08:58 PM (mcm0N)

339 Some Craftsman tools are now made in China. I busted 3, 1/4 inch ratchets in as many days. My Stanley hasn't broken yet. Caveat, I've had a hurt on for Sears/Craftsman for about 10 years.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 08:58 PM (shMPn)

340
For $27 it better be a top brand!

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:59 PM (T9Xwy)

341 And it got me thinking, g his year is the 50th anniversery of the June 8, 1966 tornado.

I'm not sure if that's the same tornado, but I saw a film of one Kansas monster that crested a small ridge, then took out a commercial greenhouse loaded with red carnations/roses? The greenhouse was seemingly vaporized, and the funnel swirled up a sickly pinkish brown hue from all of the flower petals. Awesome, in the true sense of the word.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2016 08:59 PM (SeD0w)

342 They do already.

Oh? Must be online. I only went to the store near me once.

Posted by: Mister Magoo


It's in the circulars.

They sell panels, inverters, and some low wattage all-in-one units. Definitely not enough for whole house service.

Posted by: weft's recurring dream at May 16, 2016 09:00 PM (p2X2f)

343 @329- 27 of the 33 are paying customers so they are already working for me.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 09:01 PM (3Ot2p)

344 "Great. What does it do for you?"

Hmm...
I could use that to recharge Hillary's toys

Posted by: Huma at May 16, 2016 09:01 PM (ptqRm)

345 Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 08:58 PM (shMPn)

Once upon a time children, Craftsman tools were made in America, and if one broke, Sears Roebuck and company would replace it with an identical Craftsman tool, no question asked (and I know this for a fact because I have done it).

Now Sears sells crap made in China, but the initial price is less and the corporate profit is greater. This, my children is known as Corporate Winning!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 16, 2016 09:03 PM (wYnyS)

346 340


For $27 it better be a top brand!

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 08:59 PM (T9Xwy)
------It was. It was a Snap On from the distributor's truck. He was in there selling to the mechanics in the shop, and I just walked up and bought one. It lasted me forever until my tools got stolen. But it was longer than normal, about twelve inches, maybe fourteen. It was nice because when you are laying on your back under a truck it gave you a little bit more leverage.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 16, 2016 09:03 PM (9iR5/)

347 Great. What does it do for you?

A couple of lights and a radio that stay on all of the time, a fan sometimes, charging batteries, keeping the motorhome batteries topped off, charging the electric pushmower, stuff like that. I have a 4000 watt inverter on the battery bank but rarely use it. Mostly just pull 12 volts off it.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 09:03 PM (BO/km)

348 I've been working all day and haven't had the time to understand some of the headlines.

What did the SCOTUS do regarding the Little Sisters of the Poor decision? All I saw was a crawl that the government can require they offer free contraception, but can't fine them if they don't.

HUH?

Posted by: Jen the original at May 16, 2016 09:04 PM (2I2BK)

349 It always scares me to watch these contractors going into Harbor Freight to purchase power tools.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:05 PM (ptqRm)

350
The best tool purchase I made in the last 2 years was a two wrench set.

Each wrench is a ratchet wrench, a different size on each side of the ratchet head. So 4 sizes in total for each wrench. You've all seen them. Eight wrench sizes all together for like $30. Very durable too. So far.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 09:05 PM (T9Xwy)

351 Now Sears sells crap made in China, but the initial price is less and the corporate profit is greater. This, my children is known as Corporate Winning!
Posted by: Hrothgar at May 16, 2016 09:03 PM (wYnyS)

Ace Hardware now sells the Craftsman tools, with the same lifetime warranty.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 16, 2016 09:06 PM (2I2BK)

352 Sears Roebuck and company would replace it with an identical Craftsman tool, no question asked

IIRC, that guarantee extended to loss/theft.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2016 09:06 PM (SeD0w)

353
Way too many words just to say ratchet wrenches are the tits.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 09:07 PM (T9Xwy)

354 Some Craftsman tools are now made in China.

--

Popular Mechanics had a short blurb about how China likes to brand its bearings with German trade names because the German brand of bearings are so much better and thirty times the cost.

Was it back in the nineties that counterfeit bolts was a thing?

Posted by: Vugar Rasim at May 16, 2016 09:07 PM (EXTY5)

355 "would replace it with an identical Craftsman tool, no question asked"

For you youngsters....this be a historical fact.


Now, my lawn.
Be off of it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:08 PM (ptqRm)

356 IrishEi, one last tip. You really shouldn't call them sausages; you need to label them correctly.

Bangers.

(Forgive me.)

Posted by: bluebell at May 16, 2016 09:08 PM (g095l)

357 I have a craftsman socket set but it seems half the stuff I have to work on doesn't fit any size.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 09:09 PM (3Ot2p)

358 Don't know of a greenhouse that was in the path Sir Robin.

It was so big it surrounded Burnett's Mound as it came over it. Couple of apartment complexes came next. Then homes. Then Washburn University as it headed towards downtown.
WIBW dot com will probably do something on it soon. And yes, there is some footage.
Bill Curtis was a Topeka newsie at the time and his "For God's sake take cover" quite likely saved hundreds.
People didn't take the warnk by sirens that seriously up to that time.
They did after.

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 09:11 PM (ijopM)

359 I've always said a man can't have too many tools. Nowadays though I suppose even one can be too many.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2016 09:11 PM (BO/km)

360 "I have a craftsman socket set but it seems half the stuff I have to work on doesn't fit any size."

Is your set a combination SAE/Metric?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:11 PM (ptqRm)

361 Posted by: bluebell at May 16, 2016 08:31 PM
~~~~~
Hah! I just sent them a text with that excellent idea.

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

They're going with your Chazzy idea, bluebell! They love it.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 09:13 PM (Lsu4e)

362
Costco sells a set of tools. Like 100 pieces, half of which are useful. But it's cheap and good to have around the house if you have nothing at all.

Costco also sells those jumpstarters.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 09:13 PM (T9Xwy)

363 I have a craftsman socket set but it seems half the stuff I have to work on doesn't fit any size.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 09:09 PM (3Ot2p)


Well, back in the day when America was great, all you really needed was tools that worked on Imperial measurements. Metric was for the commies, Euroweenies, and Asians.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 16, 2016 09:13 PM (wYnyS)

364 warning sirens

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 09:14 PM (ijopM)

365
I blame Canada for that metric shit bleeding into America. That and jap cars.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 09:14 PM (T9Xwy)

366 352 I recently had a Craftsman torx bit snap off and went to a store to have it replaced. They looked at me like I was out of my mind, then disappeared into the "back" and apparently got lost. So I left the store and ordered the $6 replacement online from Sears. After a few days, I received an email that my delivery would be delayed by something like five weeks. A delightful experience, really.

Posted by: Weasel at May 16, 2016 09:15 PM (e3bId)

367 @360- Yes it is but there always seem to be that one nut that has morphed and nothing fits. Not the socket set but the age of some of the equipment.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 09:15 PM (3Ot2p)

368 Metric was for the commies, Euroweenies, and Asians.
yeah, dudes who say shit like "kindly hand me the spanners, I'm going to fix my lorie."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2016 09:16 PM (SeD0w)

369 Speaking of Sears Roebuck...

I have at my disposal a two-piece aluminum body sander drill set from the 70's?

The sander's cord is desiccated, and, when plugged in, gives off a sound like a stuck air raid siren. AAAAAAANNNNHHHHH!!!

How hard is it to rewire those things?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 16, 2016 09:16 PM (p2X2f)

370
You know what? I bet you would like that show called Two Broke Girls. It's about two girls, and they're broke! They're cute and spunky and likable! Hilarity ensues!


Especially that one time when one of them won a contest to appear on a tv show, by sending in a slogan for a new laundry detergent.


It's so funny! And likable!!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 07:49 PM (Dj0WE)






If Two Broke Girls doesn't show them caging drinks by teasing college guys at a bar, or doing amateur porn to make the month's rent, I'm not impressed.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 16, 2016 09:16 PM (o98Jz)

371 56
re: Fear The Walking Dead

The entire cast of characters is unlikable. What's worse, every single bad predicament they find themselves in is of their own doing.

'What stupid thing will they do next?' is what you'll be asking yourself every episode.

And the teen brooding. All the young people on the show deserve to be eaten by zombies.

Posted by: Mister Magoo

Agreed. All the wrong characters are getting knives in the head.

Posted by: Barky McFukklehead at May 16, 2016 09:17 PM (QdAXQ)

372 333... VIA, Is there a particular fuel stabilizer you suggest?

Posted by: JTB at May 16, 2016 09:17 PM (V+03K)

373 Shiniest tool in the box: anything in 16mm...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 16, 2016 09:17 PM (kP16F)

374 'I blame Canada for that metric shit bleeding into America. That and jap cars.'

Ja!

Posted by: VW at May 16, 2016 09:18 PM (BO/km)

375 Wasn't it Tilikum who related the story of a Sears drill with a questionable pedigree?

Posted by: Weasel at May 16, 2016 09:18 PM (e3bId)

376 Voter Mom

A noble death can redeem a mean life: on this both Aztec and Spaniard were in agreement. As (Octavio) Paz observes, most of Mexico's greatest heroes were failures whose end disastrous and magnificent: Cuauhtemoc, Hidalgo, Morelos, Madero, and Zapata.

pg 237. The Pleasures of Archeology Karl E. Meyer. Atheneum. New York 1971.

Why, after reading this, do I get the feeling this is also the story of Gaylord Merkin Focker the Wurst?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2016 09:18 PM (ItHJp)

377

ONE TIME AT TOOL CAMP I HOOKED UP A FLESHLIGHT TO A SIDE GRINDER AND WENT AT IT.

BEST SEX OF MY LIFE!

THEN MY PRINCE ALBERT OVERHEATED, MELTED INTO THE PLASTIC AND I DROPPED THE SIDE GRINDER AND IT SPUN ROUND AND ROUND ALMOST RIPPING MY JUNK OFF UNTIL THE CORD WRAPPED UP AND YANKED OUT OF THE WALL.

TOOK 3 DOCTORS AND A SMALL ENGINE REPAIR GUY TO GET THE THING OFF MY MANLY UNIT.

BEST SEX OF MY LIFE!

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE TOOL FUCKER at May 16, 2016 09:18 PM (qul7b)

378 The sidebar interview with the Eagles of Death Metal singer is a must-read.

Posted by: rickl at May 16, 2016 09:19 PM (sdi6R)

379 If Two Broke Girls doesn't show them caging drinks by teasing college guys at a bar, or doing amateur porn to make the month's rent

Amateur porn is soooo late 1990s. The thing to do now when you're young, stupid, and broke is to fake a racist and/or sexist incident and set up a Patreon account

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 16, 2016 09:20 PM (6FqZa)

380 Well, back in the day when America was great<<<

SAE, SAE, SAE,

The conversion to metric was federally mandated we are the world crap. Machine shops, auto manufacturers, every business that manufactured or used tools or fasteners had to "retool" everything. It was a piecemeal mandate so that the purchaser would not "feel" the cost increase.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 09:20 PM (shMPn)

381 You just haven't had any fun until you keep a 1962 Ford diesel tractor running.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 09:20 PM (3Ot2p)

382 Metric was for the commies, Euroweenies, and Asians.
yeah, dudes who say shit like "kindly hand me the spanners, I'm going to fix my lorie."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2016 09:16 PM (SeD0w)


I say, old chap, you'll not find a metric spanner anywhere in my garage. My lorry uses only parts based on Imperial measurements that were good enough for Queen Victoria's Empire, what!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 16, 2016 09:20 PM (wYnyS)

383 "VIA, Is there a particular fuel stabilizer you suggest?'

Sta-Bil brand fuel stabilizer

Says 'Storage" under the brand on the label.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:21 PM (ptqRm)

384 Thanks again, everyone.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 16, 2016 08:57 PM (Lsu4e)

I'm late as usual, but I'd suggest adding a few spots of Elmer's glue to that blue dress.

It's the little things.

Posted by: Blano at May 16, 2016 09:21 PM (0Wd+w)

385 THEN MY PRINCE ALBERT OVERHEATED,

Holy shit dude. You gotta chase that coke (NOT cola) w/a little vodka. You're making my sides hurt.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2016 09:22 PM (SeD0w)

386
How hard is it to rewire those things?>>>

Probably just needs brushes.


Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 09:22 PM (shMPn)

387 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE TOOL FUCKER at May 16, 2016 09:18 PM (qul7b)

sounds like another satisfied customer of MACHINES FOR SALE

Posted by: chemjeff fighting the flames from the kitchen at May 16, 2016 09:23 PM (+4mdw)

388 VIA, Thanks. I'll pick some up for the generator and the mower gas cans.

Posted by: JTB at May 16, 2016 09:23 PM (V+03K)

389 Funny thing is , I have at least 2 people a month stop in and want to buy the tractor.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 09:24 PM (3Ot2p)

390 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:21 PM (ptqRm)

I've started using the Marine version of Sta-Bil because I think the design environment should be more demanding, but I might just have been sold out by advertising.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 16, 2016 09:24 PM (wYnyS)

391 Off zombie complaining sock.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at May 16, 2016 09:25 PM (QdAXQ)

392
THEN MY PRINCE ALBERT OVERHEATED

Put it back in the can.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 16, 2016 09:26 PM (k4M/B)

393 "I've started using the Marine version of Sta-Bil because..."


Apparently, the Air Force version is for use in golf carts.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:26 PM (ptqRm)

394 Some suggest a couple of drops of something like Sea Foam in every tank.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 09:27 PM (shMPn)

395 wooga @ #48 sort of summed it up on FWTD. The whole appeal of the show was not just the different locale, but the timing. The breakdown of society as the disease took its toll.


They started to do it. Then - poof, just skipped to basically post-breakdown zombie world - which anyone watching TWD has been in for years now. As wooga said, and as I commented (here or in real life) right when they did their "poof" - producing that kind of series would be vastly more expensive and complicated, even with computer special effects.


But they basically squandered the one modest novel angle they had going.


Also (and I have commented this here before) the writing on both shows is never great, and has become sort of comically bad. Low-budget slasher movie crap (hot girl falls just when serial killer turns the corner of the hall, that sort of cheap stuff) is basically what they've got now. Sandwiched around increasingly implausible, uninteresting, soap opera content (both shows).


Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2016 09:28 PM (QDnY+)

396 Funny thing is , I have at least 2 people a month stop in and want to buy the tractor.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 09:24 PM (3Ot2p)

If you can find gas, that tractor will still be running after the EMP event!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 16, 2016 09:28 PM (wYnyS)

397 249 Irish, do something with a big picture of Trump. Darts, drawn-on moustache or Devil horns on it.
Posted by: Lady in Black...Death to the Man Bun at May 16, 2016 08:26 PM (+FSld)



With a photo of Hillary's inauguration in the background.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 16, 2016 09:28 PM (oKE6c)

398 Probably just needs brushes.


Posted by: Patina Awry Newt


Hmmm. So replace the motor?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 16, 2016 09:28 PM (p2X2f)

399 Oh Man. Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark in Coke de Mexico.

This is good stuff.

Posted by: blaster at May 16, 2016 09:29 PM (2Ocf1)

400 I want a commission from John Deere. Half of my customers have purchased a Gator since they have been here. At 15,000 a pop.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 09:29 PM (3Ot2p)

401 Hmmm. So replace the motor?<<<

Just the brushes.



Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 16, 2016 09:30 PM (shMPn)

402 Apparently, the Air Force version is for use in golf carts.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:26 PM (ptqRm)

I understand Andrews AFB is a big consumer!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 16, 2016 09:30 PM (wYnyS)

403 365
I blame Canada for that metric shit bleeding into America. That and jap cars.
Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 09:14 PM (T9Xwy)



Blame the military.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 16, 2016 09:30 PM (oKE6c)

404 "Hmmm. So replace the motor?'

if it's old enough, the brushes themselves are replaceable

Sometimes, they are located under two circular discs, on the motor end, each with a coin slot.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:31 PM (ptqRm)

405

I was a mechanic for over 40 years, and with a few exceptions, all the tools I used were bought by me.

Used to make me uneasy, that you shut the box at night and walked away from 35/40k worth of tools.

Still have them all. I DID find out that you can insure the stuff through homeowner's ins and they needn't be on premise.

An inventory is required plus the items must be stored in a lockable environment--the toolbox.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 16, 2016 09:32 PM (X35Yt)

406 "I understand Andrews AFB is a big consumer!'

Take a bow, my friend.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:32 PM (ptqRm)

407 Ace: Apologies for the non-blogging today. Just wiped out.

'Sawright, Ace. You usually don't blog on Sundays, anyway.

...

um... wait a minute...

Posted by: mindful webworker - on standard not saving time calendar at May 16, 2016 09:32 PM (5a8XA)

408 Ripped my room and Officer apart looking for a missing Credit Card...then as a last resort asked my wife and daughter if they have seen it....and they said " You mean this one?"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 16, 2016 09:33 PM (Ozsfq)

409 If any remember the ordeal with my mother, well, action was taken today. I got her to a place with some psych experts this morning. The lady who first saw her to evaluate her talked with her for 1 minute and then immediately got her boss to do the evaluation. I could tell by the look in her eyes that she knew it was serious and time to call in a more senior person.

The boss lady did the evaluation and immediately recommend hospitalization. You know what that means. It was the hardest thing I'd ever done, but I did it. It was all I could do not to just collapse in a sloppy mess in the floor, but I did what had to be done.

It was a geriatric unit at a psychiatric hospital. It was much nicer than the regular facilities, where the "nurses' station" is enclosed in chain link fencing, and big burly bouncer types in white uniforms are standing around. They are nothing but muscle.

They don't need that for the old folks, apparently. Everyone there was quite caring and the doc impressed me. But it's still shocking. Security is very tight, and visitation is very restricted and tight. You don't just walk in. You are approved and escorted. And if they don't like you for some reason, they will escort you out and you are persona non grata for the duration of the patient's stay. Them's the rules.

I will get some sleep tonight, at least. But that was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Promises to keep, miles to go before I sleep sort of thing.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 16, 2016 09:33 PM (DW+jj)

410 ".and they said " You mean this one?" '

So, you put the Officer back together, right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:34 PM (ptqRm)

411 "I understand Andrews AFB is a big consumer!'

Take a bow, my friend.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:32 PM (ptqRm)

I'll take a picture of myself at the first tee or in front of the carts next time I am there (July) and have it posted here. LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 16, 2016 09:34 PM (Ozsfq)

412
It must've be a pain in the ass getting out that Dremel engraver every time you bought a new tool.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 16, 2016 09:35 PM (T9Xwy)

413 So, you put the Officer back together, right?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:34 PM (ptqRm)


Sigh, so I can't spell or type. But yeah put the room back together and the Officer tomorrow AM. Found a few pens also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 16, 2016 09:36 PM (Ozsfq)

414 "I will get some sleep tonight, at least. But that was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Promises to keep, miles to go before I sleep sort of thing. "

You have our prayers and best wishes for you and your mother.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:37 PM (ptqRm)

415 It must've be a pain in the ass getting out that Dremel engraver every time you bought a new tool.

Posted by: Mister Magoo


Case-hardened typeface on a tool and a hammer.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 16, 2016 09:38 PM (p2X2f)

416 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 16, 2016 09:38 PM (KCxzN)

417 Prayers and sympathies, publius.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 16, 2016 09:38 PM (D0J8L)

418 Publius, hugs.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 09:38 PM (7lVbc)

419 "Found a few pens also"

The cool black ones that say 'U.S. Government Property"

Retired five years.
I still find them in boxes and stuff around the house.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:39 PM (ptqRm)

420 And that's why the MAC tools guy asks so much for his toolboxes.

Posted by: blaster at May 16, 2016 09:39 PM (2Ocf1)

421 Kasich is out? Now what are we going to do??

Posted by: The Great White Dope at May 16, 2016 09:39 PM (BO/km)

422 publius - That's intense and sad. Hope & pray your mother gets better - and prayers for your dealing with it.

The right thing is so rarely the easy thing to do.

Posted by: mindful webworker at May 16, 2016 09:40 PM (5a8XA)

423 How hard is it to rewire those things?
Posted by: weft cut-loop


Depends, if they have screwed and glued terminals or soldered connections. I'm better with the solder, getting that old glue off without breaking the connection might be difficult.

Posted by: Jean at May 16, 2016 09:41 PM (Doh4+)

424 Thanks everyone. It was psychosis, strong. That's not a pleasant word to use, and in general use, it has connotations. But that's what it was. The cause of course, it needs to be diagnosed and treated, but that's what it was.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 16, 2016 09:43 PM (DW+jj)

425 She went from her normal self (apparently) to this state in about two weeks. That's something to ponder. Normal to psychotic in 14 days.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 16, 2016 09:44 PM (DW+jj)

426 >>>Apologies for the non-blogging today. Just wiped out

I want a refund on my platinum membership.

Posted by: Madonna at May 16, 2016 09:45 PM (1ne4Z)

427 I'm sorry to hear that, publius.

Posted by: rickl at May 16, 2016 09:46 PM (sdi6R)

428 Prayers for your mother and you, publius. It makes it more difficult, I think, if you are the only sibling around to help with things. When my mother got sick my sister was in Australia..

I hope you will update us.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 16, 2016 09:47 PM (w4NZ8)

429 I want a refund on my platinum membership.

Posted by: Madonna at May 16, 2016 09:45 PM (1ne4Z)

while you're at it, ask for a refund on your pointy bra

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 16, 2016 09:47 PM (uAvJJ)

430 The cool black ones that say 'U.S. Government Property"

Retired five years.
I still find them in boxes and stuff around the house.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:39 PM (ptqRm)

Actually never saw those...I have these small "space" pens that I can stick in my shoulder pockets on my NWU.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 16, 2016 09:47 PM (Ozsfq)

431 publius, I am so sorry for what your mother and you are both going through

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 16, 2016 09:47 PM (uAvJJ)

432 publius- You stepped up and took care when it needed to happen. Prayers for you and your Mom. Just remember, if you don't take care of yourself ,you can't take care of anyone else.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2016 09:47 PM (3Ot2p)

433 I will get some sleep tonight, at least. But that was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Promises to keep, miles to go before I sleep sort of thing.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 16, 2016 09:33 PM (DW+jj)


I can understand why it looks/feels awful, but I can tell you the docs are going to be interested in what's going on. Your mom's situation is out of the ordinary. It's a mystery they feel they can solve, and that gives them good reason to try. I don't mean to sound harsh when I say that, but if someone is admitted with serious dementia, and has been deteriorating for years, there's really nothing that can be done. Baseline is medication stabilization. Nothing more.


Your mom CAN get back to her usual self, and they know that. So have some hope.


Also, the big scary guys who work on psychiatric wards are usually nice guys. Usually. Most of them are not there to hurt anybody, but to make sure nobody gets hurt. That's a good thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 09:47 PM (Dj0WE)

434 "I want a refund on my platinum membership."


How can one ask for a refund from perfection?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:49 PM (ptqRm)

435 IrishEi-Sounds like you got some great ideas for your party. I have to say, I don't think I could even dress up as Hillary for a party and I've played some rather unpleasant characters in shows. I guess it's because they were scary fiction and they Clintons are real, but I guess you playl with the cars you are dealt. Who are the other couples?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 16, 2016 09:50 PM (w4NZ8)

436 Publius, prayers out to you & yours

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at May 16, 2016 09:50 PM (voOPb)

437 For all you nerds, "Highlander" is starting on some antenna channel in 5 minutes. Grit TV?

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 09:50 PM (A65Sb)

438 while you're at it, ask for a refund on your pointy bra

Posted by: chemjeff


No refunds, suckers!

Posted by: Jean Paul-Goatair at May 16, 2016 09:50 PM (p2X2f)

439 "Actually never saw those...I have these small "space" pens that I can stick in my shoulder pockets on my NWU."

They were the classic.
Made by Industry for the Blind.
Retractable medium point, in black ink for log keeping purposes.
Crome barrel band.
In the late 70's they could be modified into a one hitter.

F'n youngsters.



With respect, get off my lawn.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:52 PM (ptqRm)

440 "I want a refund on my platinum membership."


You want a refund.
You'd settle for a small acknowledgement
You get a hairball.

Posted by: The Great White Dope at May 16, 2016 09:52 PM (BO/km)

441 430 The cool black ones that say 'U.S. Government Property"
H
Retired five years.
I still find them in boxes and stuff around the house.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
-----------------
Heh.
Dad was killed in '71. Late seventies, I was still finding boxes of those things. And C rations. I was still eating C ration cheese speak in the late 70's. ..

Posted by: Chi at May 16, 2016 09:54 PM (A65Sb)

442 Watching the detour on TBS on dvr delay. About 15 minutes in they landed on the biggest argument against abortion. Paused we will see where they take it. The Detour plays again at 11:00 if you have cable and want to see what I'm talking about.

Posted by: Willy J. at May 16, 2016 09:54 PM (LncQn)

443 Kasich is out? Now what are we going to do??

Posted by: The Great White Dope


There's no joy in Mudville...

Posted by: Mighty Kasich at May 16, 2016 09:55 PM (1ne4Z)

444
With respect, get off my lawn.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 09:52 PM (ptqRm)

The only pens I can steal, worth stealing, are those marked Navy Gateway Suites or Navy Lodge

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 16, 2016 09:55 PM (Ozsfq)

445 Burt, she had knee replacement surgery on March 30th, then spent a couple of weeks in rehab, and then came home.

I've been reading that the inflammation (and anesthesia) of a major surgery or trauma can have an effect on the brain in the elderly, and the risk is higher for elderly women. It apparently does not cause problems from scratch, but can worsen a preexisting cognitive decline. If there is some decline, some malfunction in the brain getting started, even slight, then the inflammation (all the biochemicals released in that process) can make that worse.

I have no idea, but it's something I'm considering and didn't even know existed until now. It could be some medication interaction and that is on the top of their list, and it will be investigated. They did a thorough, and I mean thorough going over of all her medications.

Her GP didn't appreciate the gravity of the situation, and they really have no business being the first ones to try diagnose and treat mental problems like this. The people at that office I got her in this morning immediately realized how serious it was.

And they knew who to call and get some asses in gear.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 16, 2016 09:56 PM (DW+jj)

446 The only pens I can steal, worth stealing, are those marked Navy Gateway Suites or Navy Lodge

Posted by: Nevergiveup


Good to see the Navy getting away from that whole Village People debacle...

Posted by: Jean Paul-Goatair at May 16, 2016 09:58 PM (p2X2f)

447 And they knew who to call and get some asses in gear.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 16, 2016 09:56 PM (DW+jj)


I do think it's very possible you will see a significant improvement, and it could happen fairly quickly. I don't want to get your hopes up when I say that, but I know the biggest fear now is that this is how things are going to be from now on, and it's very VERY possible that is not the case.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2016 09:59 PM (Dj0WE)

448 Prayers for you and your mother, publius. Glad you found some good people to help her!

Posted by: Infidel at May 16, 2016 10:00 PM (iQrD3)

449 tools that worked on Imperial measurements.

Remember when there was no such thing as 'Imperial'? Standard, American, English, or SAE, it was called, without any connotation. I prefer to call metric 'French'.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 10:00 PM (w/iDp)

450 ONT up, sans Snark Allergic..

Posted by: Jean Paul-Goatair at May 16, 2016 10:00 PM (p2X2f)

451 You know, someone needs to tell Madonna. Look, Madge, you're an old lady now. We don't need to see your ass and tits hanging out. It just ain't right for you, babe. But I'm sure she's got enough yes men around that she can delude herself.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 16, 2016 10:01 PM (DW+jj)

452 "The only pens I can steal, worth stealing, are those marked Navy Gateway Suites or Navy Lodge"


Yeh, they had those at the Portsmouth BEQ Office when I was berthed there during RCOH.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 10:01 PM (ptqRm)

453 Metric was for the commies, Euroweenies, and Asians.

Someone here (I think) once wrote that inches are for the US and metric is for all those countries that haven't put a man on the moon.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2016 10:08 PM (w/iDp)

454 publius--sometimes the elderly will suffer from a temporary dementia when they have a serious infection of some type. (Exhibit A, my dad a couple of weeks ago, when his UTI was in full swing.) Usually they go back to normal once it clears up. No idea if this is in play, but it's possible this will clear up with proper treatment.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 16, 2016 10:09 PM (D0J8L)

455 "Once upon a time children, Craftsman tools were made in America"

Some of them still are, at Western Forge in Colorado Springs.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 16, 2016 10:24 PM (VSenK)

456 #131: I haven't watched the show, but I am fond of one of its stars, Kat Dennings, from her role in the Thor movies. She was so charming as the plucky assistant who out-plucked her boss Natalie Portman!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at May 16, 2016 10:28 PM (0OG8D)

457 I haven't watched the show, but I am fond of one of its stars, Kat Dennings,

Like Hillary is fond of Christina Aguillera?

Posted by: Willy J. at May 16, 2016 11:57 PM (LncQn)

458 #457: Yeah... I think that's a fair assessment.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at May 17, 2016 12:05 AM (0OG8D)

459 I'm pretty sure if I met Kat Dennings in-person there would indeed be a picture out there of me gazing upon her lovely bosom.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at May 17, 2016 12:09 AM (0OG8D)

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