Overnight Open Thread (21 May 2016)

Enjoy the Blue Moon tonight.

Science

Pretty much everything the left pushes is not based on science. Scientists say Michelle Obama's nutrition facts label not based on science.

"We are concerned that U.S. public health policy in this area may be progressing down a path that history suggests to be counterproductive," the scientists wrote. "Specifically, the FDA's proposed rule revising the Nutrition Facts Label with regard to an added sugars declaration and the establishment of a dietary reference value (DRV) of 10 percent lacks both the scientific rigor based on careful consideration or evidence-based reviews and a thorough appraisal of unintended consequences that will surely arise."

Yes, there are always unintended consequences will lefty initiatives. Funny thing is, most of them are pointed out to them before they happen. They just ignore them.

Oh Canada

So is there a war on boobs now? Gym tells Ottawa woman her breasts 'too large' for tank top.

John Carpenter's Lost Themes II

Commenter chupacabra mentioned this in last night's ONT. It's pretty damn good.

USS Zumwalt

CAPT Kirk takes delivery of the USS Zumwalt.

Target

What the hell is wrong with Target? Target sues Chattanooga girl's hero.

Camping

Student Debt

What happens when you warn students about their loan debt? Sadly, I think too many students would ignore them or say it won't happen to them.

The Pilot

This sounds really cool. The Pilot is an earpiece that translates a foreign language for the wearer.

The TSA

Just kill it now and go a different route. The TSA is failing spectacularly at cybersecurity.

In addition to unpatched software and a lack of physical security that allowed non-TSA airport employees access to IT systems, the auditors found overheated server rooms and computers using unsupported systems - and much more.

The observed "lack of an established disaster recovery capability" noted by the OIG is particularly scary. If a data center was taken out by natural disaster, passenger screening and baggage info would be rendered inaccessible.

Not only that, but there was no security incident report process in place, and there was "little employee oversight in maintaining IT systems." And, auditors were not pleased at all that non-TSA IT contractors maintained full admin control over STIP servers at airports.

Time Flies

On this day 36 years ago, The Empire Strikes Back was released.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by vintage rarely used inventions:


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Comments

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1 There is nothing that cannot be improved by a tank-top.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 09:59 PM (1ijHg)

2 Foist?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 09:59 PM (rJUlF)

3 All subjects are to make merry upon pain of death.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 09:59 PM (9ltS8)

4 Missed it by THAT much.
-- Maxwell Smart

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:00 PM (rJUlF)

5 So Capt. Kirk is a Dunsel?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 21, 2016 10:00 PM (h1UIT)

6 All subjects are to make merry upon pain of death.

Blow it out your ear.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:00 PM (rJUlF)

7 Too bad whitebread. Eat your fiber.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:01 PM (1ijHg)

8 Just realized that the last episode of Miami Vice aired on this day too in 1989.

Posted by: CDR M at May 21, 2016 10:02 PM (McoS+)

9 Big cans are against our policy.

Posted by: Movati Health Club at May 21, 2016 10:02 PM (sl+zA)

10 I saw a blue moon once but I'm a nurse and I am pretty sure it was due to lack of oxygen.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:02 PM (R33tx)

11 So, before I got willowed in the previous thread...

I'm single again. Last time she told me I gave her the wrong date for a concert we were going to attend. This time, I check in with her to see if we were still on for our date this weekend...nothing. Calls unanswered and not returned. Even messaged her on FB, and I know she saw them...nothing.

Fine. Back to being alone.

And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:03 PM (rJUlF)

12 Miami Vice?

What was that?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:03 PM (1ijHg)

13
Watching Outlander, who knew there was so much oral sex in 18th century Scotland?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 21, 2016 10:04 PM (iQIUe)

14 Miami Vice?What was that?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:03 PM

Don Johnson. Pastel coloured clothing. 80's style music.

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2016 10:05 PM (EWg9n)

15
The full moon and Mars just rose above the treeline here. They're about a hand width apart.

Pretty cool!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 21, 2016 10:05 PM (A6sW3)

16 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 21, 2016 10:04 PM (iQIUe)

I haven't seen season 2 yet. So lots of BJ's in the second season?

Posted by: CDR M at May 21, 2016 10:05 PM (McoS+)

17 Sorry Whitebread. She just wasn't into you. Good Luck in the future.

Good riddance to her.

Now, find someone nice.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:06 PM (1ijHg)

18 I guess when your language requires you roll your RRRs so much, you develop a real lady pleasing talent...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 21, 2016 10:06 PM (iQIUe)

19 Fine. Back to being alone.

And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:03 PM (rJUlF)

...........

Sounds to me like she's a bitch and you're better off. Been there done that. If someone doesn't have the courtesy to pick up or reply then you don't need them.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:06 PM (R33tx)

20 Actually, aren't they in France in Season 2?

Posted by: CDR M at May 21, 2016 10:06 PM (McoS+)

21 I haven't seen season 2 yet. So lots of BJ's in the second season?
Posted by: CDR M at May 21, 2016 10:05 PM (McoS+)
=======

I'm finishing season one. The lead characters go down on each other enough.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 21, 2016 10:07 PM (iQIUe)

22 16 dude !!

Posted by: Jake at May 21, 2016 10:07 PM (faiUU)

23 Grandpa,

The nice ones are taken or aren't interested.

I have to get to work.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:07 PM (rJUlF)

24 I stand at the ready to pick up the pieces of Huma's broken, little black heart.

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:08 PM (OC+TJ)

25 Came home from work today feeling uncommonly stressed out and just wanting to hide in my hoodie.
Listening to Gimme Shelter loud, real loud on the way home helped.
An enthusiastic greeting from the granddaughters helped.
Listening That's Damn Rock and Roll also helped.
Feeling better now-mostly.
Maybe I should go back to Africa.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at May 21, 2016 10:08 PM (4rzL1)

26 So is there a war on boobs now?

Mebbe just skrillex hair and attitude.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2016 10:08 PM (p2X2f)

27 that boobeh's to big thing in Canada is really wrong

Posted by: Jake at May 21, 2016 10:08 PM (faiUU)

28 No war on boobs here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 10:08 PM (9ym/8)

29 Nothing like a good set of elbows to set off a nice tank top.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2016 10:08 PM (08Znv)

30 otho, I remember all too well. It was the kind of show that I did not let my children stay up to watch. It was also too "adult" for me to watch.

Dirtbags, all of them.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:09 PM (1ijHg)

31 Eat cooled soup and gouge out an eye simultaneously. Those Depression people knew how to live.

Posted by: Bronco Nordberg at May 21, 2016 10:09 PM (FtrY1)

32 On this day 36 years ago, The Empire Strikes Back was released.

I remember seeing it in the theater on its first run. God, I'm getting old.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:09 PM (0mRoj)

33 And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.

Word. Gave up years ago. Did wonders for the stress level.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 21, 2016 10:11 PM (D0J8L)

34 1 There is nothing that cannot be improved by a tank-top.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 09:59 PM (1ijHg)

Are you saying I need improvement? You patriarchal, lookist, fat-shaming HATER!!!!

Posted by: Trigglypuff at May 21, 2016 10:11 PM (0mRoj)

35 With my whine out of the way big breasted women at the gym don't particularly bother me and I wouldn't complain. But I understand why some would prefer a dress code.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at May 21, 2016 10:11 PM (4rzL1)

36 24 I stand at the ready to pick up the pieces of Huma's broken, little black heart.

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:08 PM (OC+TJ)

....
I think you hit send before you could say " and feed them to the wild boars"

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:12 PM (R33tx)

37 I'm finishing season one. The lead characters go down on each other enough.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 21, 2016 10:07 PM (iQIUe)

The last episode is brutal. You will be scarred.

Posted by: CDR M at May 21, 2016 10:12 PM (McoS+)

38 " remember seeing it in the theater on its first run. "


Damn, you an old mofo.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 10:12 PM (9ym/8)

39 Fine. Back to being alone.

And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:03 PM (rJUlF)

Believe me, I'm the last guy on earth that would say that. Sorry she turned out to be a...well, you know.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:13 PM (0mRoj)

40 If Ace starts growing a ponytail . .

We're DOOMED!!!

DOOMED I tells ya.

Oh wait. No pictures of the seaside and grass growing so maybe there's hope yet.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:13 PM (Xo1Rt)

41 I remember seeing it in the theater on its first run. God, I'm getting old.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:09 PM (0mRoj)

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

I booked a flight the other day and actually had to scroll to find my year of birth to complete the booking. I knew then I was treading on shaky ground.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:13 PM (R33tx)

42 you are not getting old.

You (and me) ARE old,

Funny thing. Hollywood hasn't produced anything good since.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:13 PM (1ijHg)

43 Howdy hello fellow mortals and others.

Writing to the Carpenter themes.



I hope whatever has caused this page to crash a few times on reloading will be discovered and removed.

Or, if it's you, NSA Bob, cut it out.



Quantum Mechanics article in the sidebar

"All you have to do to make sense of quantum mechanics is to say to yourself: When we talk about particles, we really mean particles. Then all the problems go away."

That's what I've always said.

Posted by: mindful webworker playing the Bohmian Rhapsody at May 21, 2016 10:14 PM (5a8XA)

44 So a bunch of jealous fatties basically drove the hot woman out of the gym.
But if women ruled the world it would be nothing buy peace and love.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 10:15 PM (hVdx9)

45 "If Ace starts growing a ponytail . . "


Or man-bun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 10:15 PM (9ym/8)

46 Target? I wouldn't buy a bottle of water from them if I were on fire.

Posted by: CrustyB at May 21, 2016 10:16 PM (Hnglq)

47 Blue Moon

Origin of the term:
The suggestion has been made that the term "blue moon" for "intercalary month" arose by folk etymology, the "blue" replacing the no-longer-understood belewe, 'to betray'. The original meaning would then have been "betrayer moon", referring to a full moon that would "normally" (in years without an intercalary month) be the full moon of spring, while in an intercalary year, it was "traitorous" in the sense that people would have had to continue fasting for another month in accordance with the season of Lent.


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

A betraying moon. Which brings to mind an old saying:
A Lover's Moon soars clear and bright, guiding true love throughout night. But a Liar's Moon lurks misty and gray, scheming to drive true love away.

Be careful out there!

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 21, 2016 10:16 PM (R+30W)

48 What is that? A combination soup spoon/nose hair trimmer?


"Waiter, there's a nose hair in my soup!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 21, 2016 10:17 PM (NeFrd)

49 No, we told her to cover her tats.

Those are gross, eh.

Posted by: Canadian gym owner at May 21, 2016 10:17 PM (H9MG5)

50 Come on! Who could ever complain about boobs????

Posted by: EC at May 21, 2016 10:18 PM (j8YpL)

51 44 So a bunch of jealous fatties basically drove the hot woman out of the gym.
But if women ruled the world it would be nothing buy peace and love.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 10:15 PM (hVdx9)

........

There was a thing on MSN home page about a kinda cute blogger that made a big deal about keeping up her appearance for her husband ( who was not so fit) More or less said it made her happy to look good and it made her feel good to make him look good having a good looking wife. She got the shit thrown at her for saying that.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:19 PM (R33tx)

52
33 And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.

Word. Gave up years ago. Did wonders for the stress level.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 21, 2016 10:11 PM (D0J8L)

Yup.

I call it retirement.

Posted by: eman at May 21, 2016 10:19 PM (MQEz6)

53 I think you hit send before you could say " and feed them to the wild boars"

No, no. Huma needs a man who'll subjugate her, not placate her. The venom must be forcefully extracted from such a coldly beautiful viper.

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:19 PM (OC+TJ)

54 Need cheering up?
Police shooting Criminals
http://preview.tinyurl.com/he6pee9

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 10:19 PM (hVdx9)

55 50 Come on! Who could ever complain about boobs????
Posted by: EC at May 21, 2016 10:18 PM (j8YpL)


Other women, clearly.

Posted by: AD at May 21, 2016 10:19 PM (VtV1E)

56 What would you call the equivalent of a sleeve only it covers the whole boob?

A Brink? (Bra + Ink)

Tit Tat?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:19 PM (Xo1Rt)

57 "On this day 36 years ago, The Empire Strikes Back was released.



I remember seeing it in the theater on its first run. God, I'm getting old.

Posted by: Insomniac"

Same here. In Columbus OH. I remember it was a damn big screen and they had an excellent sound system.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 10:20 PM (9ltS8)

58 Of course these days the only place I can grow hair is in my nose, and I'll probably be eating soup more and more as I get older.


Potage for my dotage!!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 21, 2016 10:20 PM (NeFrd)

59 vintage rarely used inventions

Early experiments in wind power generation were very strange.

Posted by: mindful webworker is a souper fan at May 21, 2016 10:20 PM (5a8XA)

60 No, no. Huma needs a man who'll subjugate her, not placate her. The venom must be forcefully extracted from such a coldly beautiful viper.

Posted by: derit
****

You really need to get your cataracts removed.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 10:20 PM (hVdx9)

61 "Come on! Who could ever complain about boobs????"


Some people you just have to write off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 10:20 PM (9ym/8)

62 anyone watching cbs special on the cia

Posted by: jimmytheclaw at May 21, 2016 10:21 PM (KALoO)

63 Who doesn't like boobs?

Posted by: Zombie Howard Hughes at May 21, 2016 10:21 PM (1ijHg)

64 There was a thing on MSN home page about a kinda cute blogger that made a big deal about keeping up her appearance for her husband ( who was not so fit) More or less said it made her happy to look good and it made her feel good to make him look good having a good looking wife. She got the shit thrown at her for saying that.

Posted by: Molly k
****

Big surprise. Lena Dunham the new ideal? (puts gun to head)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 10:21 PM (hVdx9)

65 Some people you just have to write off.

Boobs give life, sustenance, and joy!

I can't believe anyone could be against any of those.

Posted by: EC at May 21, 2016 10:22 PM (j8YpL)

66 Grampa Jimbo: There is nothing that cannot be improved by a tank-top.

?

Triggly Puff

?

(Sorry for the mental image)

Posted by: mindful webworker is a souper fan at May 21, 2016 10:22 PM (5a8XA)

67 You really need to get your cataracts removed.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 10:20 PM (hVdx9)


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

Or take tips from Seamus and comb back/up your nose hairs.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:22 PM (R33tx)

68 Huma needs a man that will beat the living shit out of her.

Like a true Muslim man.


Posted by: Zombie Howard Hughes at May 21, 2016 10:22 PM (1ijHg)

69 That saw-bones NGU around? Think I've got a cavity

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 10:22 PM (9ym/8)

70 The Canadian Tit Liberation Front just got a new member.

Posted by: eman at May 21, 2016 10:23 PM (MQEz6)

71 Tank tops past the age of 40 should be illegal.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 21, 2016 10:23 PM (NeFrd)

72 In Japan, she wouldn't be allowed in the gym because of the tattoos.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 10:23 PM (9ltS8)

73 Any bets on why the article is being shared? Option 1: People are outraged. Option 2: People want to download pictures of her enormous tracts of land.

It really is too bad about the tattoos. I still don't get it. I have nothing against tattoos, have one myself, but how is it more attractive for a pretty woman to also be covered in ink? Are you saying it makes her prettier? I've had that argument with friends and their lame response is always "I like tattoos". Fine. That's not what I asked.

Posted by: Heresolong at May 21, 2016 10:23 PM (ntIeo)

74 Well, I agree with the club. Her boobs are too big for what she's wearing. I think she should take the tank top off.

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2016 10:24 PM (EWg9n)

75 72 In Japan, she wouldn't be allowed in the gym because of the tattoos.

What if she claimed to be Yakuza?

Posted by: AD at May 21, 2016 10:24 PM (VtV1E)

76 Off american industrialist sock.

Posted by: Granpa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:24 PM (1ijHg)

77 Canada has always had its head up its ass when it comes to big boobeh policy. It's complete lack of judgment explains why it stuck with the Brits when the Revolution broke out.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2016 10:24 PM (sl+zA)

78 There are special gyms for the Yakuza.

Posted by: Granpa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:25 PM (1ijHg)

79 A Jewish student group at UC Irvine, Hillel, had a movie showing of "Under the Helmet", about the lives of soldiers in the IDF


They were protested, violently, by students for justice in Palestine. They chased students who gathered to watch the film into other buildings. Students had to hide in other rooms. One of their chants was that "white people should die". Police had to be called to protect the Jewish students from the protestors

Posted by: ThunderB at May 21, 2016 10:25 PM (zOTsN)

80 Maybe she tried to use the Men's bathroom.

Posted by: eman at May 21, 2016 10:25 PM (MQEz6)

81 "anyone watching cbs special on the cia

Posted by: jimmytheclaw"

Watch CBS? Really? What is wrong with you?

(Well, anytime other than when the NCAA tournament is on that is....)

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 10:25 PM (9ltS8)

82 The beewbs don't up for the haircut & tat sleeve.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 21, 2016 10:25 PM (7qAYi)

83 Come on! Who could ever complain about boobs????

Posted by: EC


Welcome to the 21st Sextury.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2016 10:25 PM (p2X2f)

84 "Well, I agree with the club. Her boobs are too big for what she's wearing. I think she should take the tank top off."


otho, ain't seen in a while. How are you you digger?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 10:26 PM (9ym/8)

85 I for one call for Canada to stop the Boob-Shaming immediately!

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2016 10:26 PM (csH1n)

86 Yo.

Posted by: Bomber at May 21, 2016 10:26 PM (qKfed)

87 You really need to get your cataracts removed.

Hardly. Remember Bebe Neuwirth's character, Lilith Sternen, on "Cheers" and "Fraiser"?

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:26 PM (OC+TJ)

88 On this day 36 years ago, The Empire Strikes Back was released.

"Hey guys! You ever see that really old movie, Empire Strikes Back?" -Spider-Man in Civil War

Posted by: mindful webworker remembers the Ditko original at May 21, 2016 10:26 PM (5a8XA)

89 I've liked the second season of Outlander fairly well so far although I was disappointed in the first episode's "setting" IYKWIM. (I'll leave it at that for non-spoiler reasons.)

And be ready to use the FF or commercial-skip in the last two episodes of the first season, Bruce. Keep the remote nearby.

And I wouldn't suggest going to the IMDB page for the series, at least not scrolling down the page to the discussion boards areas---there are several spoilers there from the books.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2016 10:27 PM (PLnZs)

90 The only thing we want to see flopping around in the gym are the tops of our heads as we talk, eh.

Posted by: Canadian gym owner at May 21, 2016 10:27 PM (H9MG5)

91 "The Secret Service says one of its officers shot a man carrying a gun
after he refused to drop his weapon, just outside the White House on
Friday afternoon."

Dude, you're a little late to the party.....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 10:27 PM (9ltS8)

92 Students for justice in Palestine blocked Jewish students from leaving , forced them to run, chased them, and forced them to hide

Posted by: ThunderB at May 21, 2016 10:27 PM (zOTsN)

93 Welcome to the 21st Sextury.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2016 10:25 PM (p2X2f)

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

No doubt. We are all worried about men parts in women's bathrooms. We never thought to think what a set of hooters would do to pajama boy in the mens bathroom.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:27 PM (R33tx)

94 Of course these days the only place I can grow hair is in my nose


What, you're not growing it on the top of your ears?

Piker.



(I really thought that if I stayed in shape I could be young forever. I never imagined that my body would betray me by growing ear hair).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 21, 2016 10:28 PM (1xUj/)

95 Woot woot ONT

Who complains about big boobs? Little bitchy girls who are flat chested

Posted by: Misanthropic Humaniatarian at May 21, 2016 10:28 PM (voOPb)

96 Be well all.

Bed time here,

T

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2016 10:28 PM (o/90i)

97 87 You really need to get your cataracts removed.

Hardly. Remember Bebe Neuwirth's character, Lilith Sternen, on "Cheers" and "Fraiser"?

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:26 PM (OC+TJ)


I won't say she's stunning, but if she went for me (which is, um, unlikely), yeah, I'd go for it.

Posted by: AD at May 21, 2016 10:28 PM (VtV1E)

98 85 I for one call for Canada to stop the Boob-Shaming immediately!
Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2016 10:26 PM (csH1n)



KB, spool up the Saturday night boobs!

Posted by: EC at May 21, 2016 10:28 PM (j8YpL)

99
92 Students for justice in Palestine blocked Jewish students from leaving , forced them to run, chased them, and forced them to hide
Posted by: ThunderB at May 21, 2016 10:27 PM (zOTsN)

One person with a baseball bat could have fixed that right quick.

Posted by: eman at May 21, 2016 10:28 PM (MQEz6)

100 The Pilot is an earpiece that translates a foreign language for the wearer.


Isn't this The Babblefish?

Posted by: Grump928(c) notes at May 21, 2016 10:29 PM (apyCW)

101 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734059379289378816

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734059539050471426

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734059697247027202

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734059859394564097

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2016 10:29 PM (csH1n)

102 Captain Whitebread: ...Fine. Back to being alone.
And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.


Dang.

Well, Cap'n, plainly not that someone.

Can we pray for your happiness anyway? Gonna.

Posted by: mindful webworker remembers the Ditko original at May 21, 2016 10:29 PM (5a8XA)

103 Old?
Heh.
Saw Star Wars,,, at a drive-in,,, with first witch,,, when it came out.

Posted by: teej at May 21, 2016 10:29 PM (ijopM)

104 It's too late, baby.. it's too late.

Posted by: Zombie Carole King at May 21, 2016 10:29 PM (1ijHg)

105 "Dude, you're a little late to the party....."



What can I say here that won't get me banned or blacklisted?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 10:29 PM (9ym/8)

106
95 Woot woot ONT

Who complains about big boobs? Little bitchy girls who are flat chested
Posted by: Misanthropic Humaniatarian at May 21, 2016 10:28 PM (voOPb)

They had to shower with her, too.

That must have rubbed it in.

Posted by: eman at May 21, 2016 10:30 PM (MQEz6)

107 Flight 804, yesterday I mentioned the end point of its circling pointed it toward Israel thinking some sinister combat between pilots and terrorists over the plane's heading.

Silly me, it was mecca.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h8nn9ns

caveat: not familiar with Walid but...

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 21, 2016 10:30 PM (V86aL)

108 or Babelfish

either or

Posted by: Grump928(c) notes at May 21, 2016 10:30 PM (apyCW)

109 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734059992060469248

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734060119005233152

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734060246558253057

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734060378179698689

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2016 10:31 PM (csH1n)

110 Actually, Cicero, bear bare boobs in Canada is a civil right now after a Supreme Court case many years ago. I think the story above is because it's a private business but you could go topless out in the street/park/beach if you wanted.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2016 10:31 PM (PLnZs)

111 I stood in line for a hour at a Cinerama to watch Star Wars. Well worth it.



Posted by: Zombie Carole King at May 21, 2016 10:31 PM (1ijHg)

112 #34: ....tank-top....
Posted by: Trigglypuff at May 21, 2016 10:11 PM


Yah, should've known someone would beat me to that one.

Posted by: mindful webworker - great thoughts with but a single mind at May 21, 2016 10:32 PM (5a8XA)

113 They had to shower with her, too.

Probably had to watch her wash her boobs with soapy bubbles going all over....


brb


Posted by: EC at May 21, 2016 10:32 PM (j8YpL)

114 "The Babel fish is small, yellow, leech-like, and probably the oddest thing in the universe. It feeds on brain wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix formed from the conscious frequencies and nerve signals picked up from the speech centres of the brain, the practical upshot of which is that if you stick one in your ear, you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language: the speech you hear decodes the brain wave matrix."

Posted by: Grump928(c) notes at May 21, 2016 10:32 PM (apyCW)

115 I almost burnt my onion rings watching that cops shooting criminals video.

"I will kill you!" Great.

Not so much the dog getting shot.

The onion rings weren't burnt they actually came out real good but now I don't how long they were in the oven to get them that crisp.

Life is full of trials ya know?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:33 PM (Xo1Rt)

116 Jenna, Jenna who can I turn to?

Posted by: eight-six-seven-five-three-oh-nine at May 21, 2016 10:33 PM (Tyii7)

117 42 you are not getting old.

You (and me) ARE old,

Funny thing. Hollywood hasn't produced anything good since.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:13 PM (1ijHg)

Thank you so much for taking that tiny sliver of comfortable denial away.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:33 PM (0mRoj)

118 otho, ain't seen in a while. How are you you digger?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 10:26 PM

Hey, RK. Doing ok I guess. How are things in your neck of the woods?

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2016 10:33 PM (EWg9n)

119 "Old?

Heh.

Saw Star Wars,,, at a drive-in,,, with first witch,,, when it came out.

Posted by: teej"

I saw it 14 times at the drive in before I got to see it the first time in a regular theater. I rode my bike there and stood outside and watched with no sound. I had to read lips to try and figure out what was going on.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 10:34 PM (9ltS8)

120 Off old hippie hag sock

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:34 PM (1ijHg)

121 head, and shoulders

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 21, 2016 10:34 PM (GdFQh)

122 Welp- gonna go have an adult beverage and twirl my nostril hair sinisterly. Have fun y'all.


Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 21, 2016 10:35 PM (NeFrd)

123 Snidely Whiplash style!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 21, 2016 10:35 PM (NeFrd)

124 re: What the hell is wrong with Target? Target sues Chattanooga girl's hero.

An interesting story. But, the narrative provided at the link is nearly incoherent. The story is competently reported here:

http://tinyurl.com/golut83
(Breitbart)


Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 21, 2016 10:35 PM (R+30W)

125 104 It's too late, baby.. it's too late.
Posted by: Zombie Carole King at May 21, 2016 10:29 PM (1ijHg)

I'm not dead yet. I feel fine. I don't want to go in the cart.
I feel happy! I feel happy!

Posted by: Carole King at May 21, 2016 10:35 PM (7qAYi)

126
Can we pray for your happiness anyway? Gonna.

Posted by: mindful webworker remembers the Ditko original at May 21, 2016 10:29 PM (5a8XA)


...........

That was sweet. Will you pray for mine too? I feel his pain.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:36 PM (R33tx)

127 I saw it 14 times at the drive in before I got to see it the first time in a regular theater. I rode my bike there and stood outside and watched with no sound. I had to read lips to try and figure out what was going on.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 10:34 PM (9ltS


Ahh yes, the good old days.

Posted by: CDR M at May 21, 2016 10:37 PM (McoS+)

128 Ricardo Kill #69: That saw-bones NGU around?...

Wouldn't that more accurately be... saw-tooth?

Posted by: mindful webworker - mentally flossed at May 21, 2016 10:37 PM (5a8XA)

129 Hey everybody.

CW, sorry about the relationship troubles. I *will* just say, I think maybe just maybe you dodged a bullet here. IMHO a psychologically healthy woman can admit when she forgets a date and apologize for it, rather than force *you* to apologize for some odd reason.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:37 PM (ntObR)

130 128 Ricardo Kill #69: That saw-bones NGU around?...

Wouldn't that more accurately be... saw-tooth?
Posted by: mindful webworker - mentally flossed at May 21, 2016 10:37 PM (5a8XA)

Barber and tooth-puller.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:38 PM (0mRoj)

131 Alright, off to go play some Star Wars Battlefront. Mandatory training with my team and then jump into some battles.

Posted by: CDR M at May 21, 2016 10:38 PM (McoS+)

132 a psychologically healthy woman

I do not understand these words in this order.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:38 PM (0mRoj)

133 Gym tells Ottawa woman her breasts 'too large' for tank top.

I'll be the judge of that! *studies studiously*

Overruled!

Posted by: t-bird at May 21, 2016 10:39 PM (Z58Xa)

134 122 Welp- gonna go have an adult beverage and twirl my nostril hair sinisterly. Have fun y'all.


Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 21, 2016 10:35 PM (NeFrd)

...........

Hopefully your drink won't need swilled with your nose hair. But if so who the hell cares. It's the ONT and I've done worse. This Captain Whitebread has me almost ready to spill my guts.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:39 PM (R33tx)

135 I concur... that woman should remove that tank-top as soon as she enters my office

Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at May 21, 2016 10:39 PM (12kBq)

Posted by: Bomber at May 21, 2016 10:39 PM (qKfed)

137 Paul Elam, at AVoiceForMen.com, has a "shit test" he says is a kind of good indicator as to how level-headed (i.e., non-psycho) your girlfriend is.

Elam says, fairly early in the relationship, when your GF asks about doing something, just say 'no.'

"Hey, let's go to Knotts Berry Farm this weekend!"
"No."

Don't go into a long-winded explanation. Don't be unnecessarily confrontational. Just say no, you don't feel like doing that.

If your woman then says "okay, no problem, I'll go with my girlfriends," and never mentions it again, you're probably good.

If she seeks to punish you somehow within a week or two? Warning sign.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:39 PM (ntObR)

138 Insomniac, it's a radical notion, I know. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:40 PM (ntObR)

139 Was gonna swing by Walmart tonight. The nearby hospital's late shift often provides attractive nurses browsing the empty aisles with time to kill.

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:40 PM (OC+TJ)

140 It's been 40 years since Star Wars.

I walked out of the theatre and I felt High.

I never experienced that before from a movie. Or ever again.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:40 PM (Xo1Rt)

141 In my youth, I loved Karen Carpenter, Carole King, but especially Linda Ronstadt.

But then I saw my first paystub after graduating with a degree in Comp Sci.

Fuck the Commies.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:41 PM (1ijHg)

142 I am so jealous of that girl over there pushing her privilege on the rest of us. Tell her to cover those fantastic boobs or leave.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at May 21, 2016 10:42 PM (w1fKZ)

143 139 Was gonna swing by Walmart tonight. The nearby hospital's late shift often provides attractive nurses browsing the empty aisles with time to kill.

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:40 PM (OC+TJ)


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

Now the Huma comment makes sense............. Really?

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:42 PM (R33tx)

144 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:39 PM (ntObR)

The downside is she's just non into you and doesn't give a shit.

Women? A mystery wrapped in an enigma. With a touch of crazy to add some spice.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:43 PM (Xo1Rt)

145 Barney, I was referring to young women.

Sheesh. You old faggot. You have to parse everything.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:43 PM (1ijHg)

146 Was gonna swing by Walmart tonight. The nearby hospital's late shift often provides attractive nurses browsing the empty aisles with time to kill.
Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:40 PM (OC+TJ)

****

This is not creepy at all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 21, 2016 10:43 PM (YLidQ)

147 Target needs to DIAF.

It's too bad, I liked their stores.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:43 PM (ntObR)

148 Tank top woman has enough boobehs, too much ink.


Rarely-used inventions. Aside from the ones that were clearly stunts for the bemusement of the press, the monopod seat continues to be used today, and is called a "shooting stick". and is probably much older than the date given. Gun camera? GoPro, anybody? And WWII fighter planes had 'em, too. Ski sailing? What is a "wingsuit", Alex? Sunbathing reflectors? They were commonly used for some time. Police dog with radio? Are they not in use now, in some form? Idea was sound, 1938 miniaturization, not so much. Blind people using sound devices to "see" light? Idea has been around for a long time. Bulletproof glass? Obviously in use everyday. Why is the "best rifleman" using a pistol? Because an actual rifle bullet would compromise the glass? Clamp-on skates. Yes, went to market. See them in museums. Not uncommon at all. Electrically-heated jacket? Buy 'em at Cabela's, and many other outlets. Also some WWII flight suits, and motorcycle clothing. Faxed newspaper? Probably would have become a thing, had not WWII happened. Fax has been around a long, long, time. Even with color.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 10:43 PM (hyBvW)

149
Mrs f'd: "Hey, let's go to Knotts Berry Farm this weekend!"
Me: "No."
Mrs f'd: *** STARE ***
Me: "ok"

Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2016 10:44 PM (BO/km)

150 That was sweet. Will you pray for mine too? I feel his pain.
Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:36 PM (R33tx)

And here too.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 21, 2016 10:44 PM (7qAYi)

151 Today was kind of a fun day. While at work killing time waiting for the oven to heat up, I was looking for some old friends on the internet, and found out two women I used to know were on Linked In.

One was an good friend I used to work with back in 82-84, and she is now a rancher in Orange County (I think she has a lot of money now). The other was this sweet goofy woman I used to work with; there was a whole gang of us that hung out together +35 years ago. Her picture on Linked In is of her with her grown daughter (who is really pretty, and looks like her husband's sisters, way back when).

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 21, 2016 10:44 PM (+1T7c)

152 Molly k: ...Will you pray for mine too? I feel his pain....

Gonna need to start a prayer spreadsheet.

'Specially after all the deaths in the pet thread today.

Posted by: mindful webworker - praying for the strength to keep praying at May 21, 2016 10:44 PM (5a8XA)

153 Boy. A lot of beer has passed through the ol' kidneys since then.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:45 PM (Xo1Rt)

154 no more tears

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2016 10:45 PM (PLnZs)

155 Well, be happy you are quit of her so cheaply. What if you had gotten married, and then found out she was dishonest?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 10:46 PM (hyBvW)

156 I've been typing and deleting a lot. Let me say she is not a bitch. She's a good person

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 21, 2016 10:46 PM (VtzX2)

157 Was watching Flash Gordon today. It's been 36 years ago since it came out. That Princess Aura was hot!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 10:46 PM (9ltS8)

158 If that woman's breasts are too big for an athletic club to be wearing a tank top...my goodness have times changed. She's a healthy, attractive woman! I'm apparently a troglodyte in our Brave New World.

Posted by: Smelly Kat at May 21, 2016 10:46 PM (ZKlDy)

159 Bossy Con, I hope you can reconnect in a wholesome, gentlemanly way.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:46 PM (1ijHg)

160 Not Flesh Gordon and Princess Aureole?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2016 10:47 PM (PLnZs)

161 Bitter Clinger, actually according to sites like Elam's, that's not necessarily a horrible thing.

At this late stage of feminist rot, he and other MRAs (mens rights activists) actually encourage never dating, never getting involved with women, ever. They feel it's become too emotionally, financially, professionally, psychologically and physically dangerous to do so (again, thanks to feminism). Instead they recommend men go somewhere where prostitution is legal and employ those services, and to say "fuck off" to women in all other situations.

The *only* time they say a relationship maybe, maybe, MAYBE can work, is when it's casual and stays that way, as long as possible. Let the man and the woman keep everything separate. Their homes, their bank accounts, their social lives (except when both parties *want* to do something). And they admit that finding a woman that sane and rational is about a billion to one shot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:47 PM (ntObR)

162 157 Was watching Flash Gordon today. It's been 36 years ago since it came out. That Princess Aura was hot!
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 10:46 PM (9ltS

She gave me my first naughty thoughts, before I even understood what they were.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:47 PM (0mRoj)

163 Yay, terracotta warrior orgies. Fanservice, Peter Jackson style

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo, slogging through heavenly creatures at May 21, 2016 10:48 PM (6FqZa)

164 Bossy Con, I hope you can reconnect in a wholesome, gentlemanly way.


Where's the fun in that?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 21, 2016 10:48 PM (1xUj/)

165 freaked, LOL.

That's also a danger sign.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:48 PM (ntObR)

166 Clamp on skates were a mother fcuker.

Hit a stone and the damn things would slip off the sole and there you'd go flying with the skate dangling.

Plus they were heavy.

I got back into skating about the time of Star Wars. What a difference a few years, some muscle tone and some skates that fit.

Had lots of fun for a couple years and then it all blew up and got trashed along with disco.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:48 PM (Xo1Rt)

167 Go to Knott's Berry Farm Chicken Dinner Restaurant.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:49 PM (1ijHg)

168 This is not creepy at all.

Show me your mysterious ways that drives women to beat a path to your door.

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:49 PM (OC+TJ)

169 When did Canada turn fag?

Posted by: Fritz at May 21, 2016 10:49 PM (f40FU)

170 Grampa, you heard about KBF's chicken place getting closed down a few years ago right?

Cockroach infestation.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:49 PM (ntObR)

171 The best thing to do about happiness is to learn how to live without it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:49 PM (0mRoj)

172 " Was gonna swing by Walmart tonight. The nearby hospital's late shift
often provides attractive nurses browsing the empty aisles with time to
kill.

Posted by: derit"

And my wife wonders why I always say guys are hitting on her when she tells me of men coming up to her in the grocery store and asking where such-and-such is located in the store. I explain that guys don't ask for directions, unless they are looking for an excuse to talk to you...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 21, 2016 10:50 PM (9ltS8)

173 Are you saying I need improvement? You patriarchal, lookist, fat-shaming HATER!!!!

Posted by: Trigglypuff at May 21, 2016 10:11 PM (0mRoj)


Yeah, you need a tank top. Preferably an Abrams. I had to settle for a D9, but it greatly improved my complexion, and got me totes awesome martyr points.

Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at May 21, 2016 10:50 PM (hyBvW)

174 ...finishing the rest of the post my phone dropped... I've seen evidence of her character in the way she interacts with her family, employees and our mutual friends. That is what makes this odd.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 21, 2016 10:50 PM (NB9vZ)

175 149
Mrs f'd: "Hey, let's go to Knotts Berry Farm this weekend!"
Me: "No."
Mrs f'd: *** STARE ***
Me: "ok"

Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2016 10:44 PM (BO/km)

...........

I pulled the NO tonight to some women. Was at a wedding reception sitting at a table and a woman came over to me and said " Molly come over here and join our conversation." I said " Thank you but no, I really am not much of a talker and I am just fine" I eves dropped and discovered they were talking about how to stitch quilts. My no answer kept me from fashioning a neck loop out of tablecloths and ending it right there.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:50 PM (R33tx)

176 Holy shit, clamp on skates. I had a pair of those metal monstrosities.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:51 PM (0mRoj)

177 Show me your mysterious ways that drives women to beat a path to your door.
Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:49 PM (OC+TJ)

****

When I see somebody interesting I walk up to them and say these magic words. You must not change anything except the name. Ready?

"Hi, I'm MWNP. I don't think we've met. What's your name?"

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 21, 2016 10:52 PM (YLidQ)

178 OK, it has been years They had a Christian store. I figured that they kept the restaurant nice.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:52 PM (1ijHg)

179 Ace bought a bike. We should watch to see if he develops horn-rimmed glasses or an unusual mustache, and check to see if he was bit by a hipster.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 21, 2016 10:52 PM (VdICR)

180 Captain Kirk and the USS Zumwalt.

Proof detailers have a sense of humor.

New Scientist magazine would call that nominative determinism. Like an Ichthyologist named Dr. Fish or Dr. Sturgeon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 21, 2016 10:52 PM (u82oZ)

181 'That's also a danger sign.'

What I've been married too long?

Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2016 10:53 PM (BO/km)

182 Through various circumstances I never married.

Long story short. Now although I like company, I'm glad I never got married and possibly went through a painful divorce.

I had some very deep loves but no marriage and when they broke up, I was devastated. I can't imagine what it would be like to go through that AND lose all your stuff AND your kids if you had any.

I don't condone it but I can understand why some guys lose it.

Most are already sickos but some were actually nice guys who saw a woman just tear there life apart.

(I'm sure there's plenty of stories from the distaff side but it sure seems to me that women get the clean side of the stick as far as divorce goes.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:53 PM (Xo1Rt)

183 CW, what you're describing, I completely understand.

One of the things that drove me crazy about the professional woman I worked with before, who got me fired? She could be so wonderful and friendly with everyone else, it drove me crazy. She'd call 'em honey, darling, the works. One of my coworkers even WENT THROUGH HER SMARTPHONE CALENDAR AND SHE CAUGHT HIM, during a meeting. Did she throw a fit at him? No, she shrugged it off.

But I stare at her a few times and I'm a monster. Like I've said, I just give up. Too many attractive women have *always* been able to have it both ways with interested men, and they always will. I hate it, but at least I finally get it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:53 PM (ntObR)

184 the zumwaly is classed as a destroyer. it's '600 long, about the length of a ww II heavy cruiser. can anyone out there say what makes the zumwalt a destroyer?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 21, 2016 10:53 PM (WTSFk)

185 Okay, the initial rush of the ONT is subsiding just in time for some late night dinner and vids with Milady. BBL.

Posted by: mindful webworker is temporarily unavailable at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (5a8XA)

186 zumwalt.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (WTSFk)

187 No, no. Huma needs a man who'll subjugate her, not placate her. The venom must be forcefully extracted from such a coldly beautiful viper.

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:19 PM (OC+TJ)


Beautiful? That woman's got more sharp corners than a crate of broken glass. Check some pics of her mama. Ugly on the hoof doesn't begin to describe it.

Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (hyBvW)

188 "If nothing had any meaning, you would be right. But there is something that still has a meaning."

Posted by: Albert Camus at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (e8kgV)

189 179 Ace bought a bike. We should watch to see if he develops horn-rimmed glasses or an unusual mustache, and check to see if he was bit by a hipster.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 21, 2016 10:52 PM (VdICR)

Unless it's a fixie or a velocipede, he should be OK.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (0mRoj)

190 Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 21, 2016 10:52 PM (VdICR)

Or long rides along the beach.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (Xo1Rt)

191 Nice legs. What time do they open for business?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (PLnZs)

192 freaked, maybe! ;-)

Bitter Clinger, exactly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:55 PM (ntObR)

193 Unless it's a fixie or a velocipede, he should be OK.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (0mRoj)

As long as it's not that mono wheel invention by Mr. Garrison.

Too creepy.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:56 PM (Xo1Rt)

194 When I see somebody interesting I walk up to them and say these magic words.

What? No seduction via abduction?! Why don't you ask me to sell the rape van next, for chrissakes.

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:56 PM (OC+TJ)

195 "Zumwalt's crew has diligently trained for months in preparation of this day and they are ready and excited to take charge of this ship on behalf of the U.S. Navy," said Capt. James Kirk, commanding officer of Zumwalt in a statement.


I wonder if he said anything about its five year mission?


"These are 143 of our nation's finest men and women who continue to honor Admiral Zumwalt's




To boldly go when no man, woman, tranny, gender fluid, can't decide has gone before.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2016 10:56 PM (45oDG)

196 The original Zumwalt was an admiral. His son was afflicted with Agent Orange.

Sad story. Good men.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 10:57 PM (1ijHg)

197 188 "If nothing had any meaning, you would be right. But there is something that still has a meaning."

Posted by: Albert Camus at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (e8kgV)


..........

I laughed. It might be the beer.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:57 PM (R33tx)

198 One of my FB friends just posted the poster for Avatar 2.

Not in the mood for BS tonight. I commented: "Embrace teh suck all over again!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 10:58 PM (ntObR)

199 What? No seduction via abduction?! Why don't you ask me to sell the rape van next, for chrissakes.

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:56 PM (OC+TJ)

****

I have spent 28 years in Sales. It's almost the same thing.

I never could get them to tell me if the rag smelled like cloroform though. Gonna have to work on that end of the pitch.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 21, 2016 10:58 PM (YLidQ)

200 I laughed. It might be the beer.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:57 PM (R33tx)


........

I think it's the beer. That's not what I meant to laugh at. I'll try again in a bit

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 10:59 PM (R33tx)

201 Cap'n W.

I've had 'em take my heart, and bend, fold staple and mutilate it in ways the USPS could never have imagined in their worst Union-sloth fueled nightmares.

Wouldn't hurt if it didn't matter. So at least you know you were in the right frame of mine, and that it mattered. Sad, but "her loss" is not just cliché in this instance.

Doesn't make it sux any less on your end though. Lord, how I know it's true.

My retirement plans center on the purchase of a 45' to 55' sloop or ketch. I'll get some Caribbean sailing in, and plan at least one full Trans Atlantic in the mix.

Those plans automatically cause 99% of 'em to flee, screaming, in the opposite direction. Including the otherwise lovely lass I've been with a good long while, here. But, she'd be at home in a Del Webb community, which I consider to be not much more than an unfilled grave.

That kind of "cardigan sweater" retirement works for most folks, but it can't and won't work for me.

I've pretty much designed and defined my own curse, but it's mine, and I've been living it all my life. But it's not been a boring life, that I can swear under oath.

Sail your own course, amigo, and let the crew volunteer as they she will. But don't go shanghai no crew, they'll mutiny every time.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2016 10:59 PM (McRlu)

202 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 10:49 PM (0mRoj)

Hope.

Hope is the killer. Fills you with the idea that maybe just maybe things will get better.

But they never do.

Besides it's all in your mind.

We're born, we live, we die. There is NO HOPE.

Just try to enjoy the passage of events and try to stay out of the way of the killers. And stupid people.

Since I gave up hope my life seems better. It's dangerous though cause every time it seems that life is okay or even getting better? Zap something happens to prove me wrong.

Which is why I'm a pessimist. I will never be disappointed.

Sometimes I may be surprised and that can be pleasant . . or not.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:00 PM (Xo1Rt)

203 Hipsters... pfffft. Try hard wannabees. I was hip before hip was hip. Kids these days don't know hip even if it fondles their boobs. The chicks are all like "I'm calling the cops" and shit.

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2016 11:01 PM (EWg9n)

204 Hey if I get the stare I'm going. It's just that KBF is over 2000 miles from here and we won't fly so how are we going to get there over the weekend, dear?

Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2016 11:01 PM (BO/km)

205 Beautiful? That woman's got more sharp corners than a crate of broken glass. Check some pics of her mama. Ugly on the hoof doesn't begin to describe it.

Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at May 21, 2016 10:54 PM (hyBvW)


...........'
Now this is what I meant to laugh at.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 11:01 PM (R33tx)

206 Godspeed, Jim.

Maybe you will you be in the Mediteranian when the Yellowstone Caldera blows.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 21, 2016 11:03 PM (1ijHg)

207 Wasn't Zumwalt the one who changed all the uniforms for the Navy?

Who ever that was was an idiot. I don't care if he was a genius at sea or tactics.

Those uniforms sucked. Glad I got out before the change.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:03 PM (Xo1Rt)

208 Huma? Even Weiner like his weiner better.

Posted by: CMU VET at May 21, 2016 11:03 PM (ejB0r)

209 Guess we'll just have to rent that Lamborghini. Cannonball!

Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2016 11:04 PM (BO/km)

210 I couldn't have survived growing up in today's world.

I'd be in the funny farm for sure.

Or in jail.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:05 PM (Xo1Rt)

211 140 It's been 40 years since Star Wars.

I walked out of the theatre and I felt High.

I never experienced that before from a movie. Or ever again.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 10:40 PM (Xo1Rt)

I think I felt high after watching Batman Forever (1995), but that probably was the result of watching a crappy movie for like two hours in a way too small theatre in the frickin' front row with my head craned up to see the screen.

Now, Dazed and Confused, after I was walking out of that movie on the way to the parking lot, I thought that an enterprising entrepreneur could make a lot of money selling weed in that alleyway from the front door to the parking lot in back.

Posted by: Lewis at May 21, 2016 11:05 PM (Kvk9o)

212 Hope.

Hope is the killer. Fills you with the idea that maybe just maybe things will get better.

But they never do.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:00 PM (Xo1Rt)

Yup. I'm learning to live without hope too.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 11:05 PM (0mRoj)

213
Black boxes located (but not retrieved) for EgyptAir flight. Or is that old news?

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 11:05 PM (5o5ek)

214 "Recumbent Tricycle"? Is that Aussie slang for "road kill"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


If you use a flag and wear a bike helmet they'll steer away from fear of hitting a "Special Needs Cyclist". I don't care they're just fun. I need to order new tires I've worn mine out.

Posted by: DaveA at May 21, 2016 11:05 PM (DL2i+)

215 Huma Weiner is proof God has a twisted sense of humor

Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2016 11:06 PM (BO/km)

216 I couldn't have survived growing up in today's world.

I'd be in the funny farm for sure.

Or in jail.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:05 PM (Xo1Rt)

****

My daughter is 19, about to be a Junior at Alabama. She grew up in a very Conservative area of GA and I still can not help but think she barely made it out mentally alive.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 21, 2016 11:07 PM (YLidQ)

217 If this place doesn't make you laugh (or make you drink) I don't know what will. I feel for Captain White Bread. That's sad.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 11:08 PM (R33tx)

218 I find that coming here each night helps me keep my sanity.

And, it's helped me to keep counting my blessings.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:10 PM (ntObR)

219 It's always good to hear about some poor shlub who's worse off than you.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:11 PM (Xo1Rt)

220 11
And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:03 PM (rJUlF)


Yep. Sure is.

My condolences, Cap'n.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2016 11:11 PM (sdi6R)

221 Yeesh, feel like I ran a marathon for getting through that creepy icky ick ick movie.

I do know now why Winslet later got cast in "Titanic". Seems some directors thought she looked good waving good bye from a ship-deck.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:12 PM (6FqZa)

222 CW, I admit I'm sick of that trope too. Can definitely relate.

I'm 50 years old. Where is this wonder woman hiding?!?!? I'm sorry, maybe I'm looking at it wrong, but IMHO she doesn't have much more time to show up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:13 PM (ntObR)

223 OH it may be true that there's someone for everyone.

But you may just miss each other or they live a thousand miles away.

or they got killed in an accident before you met them.

Or . . well you get the picture.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:13 PM (Xo1Rt)

224 223 OH it may be true that there's someone for everyone.

But you may just miss each other or they live a thousand miles away.

or they got killed in an accident before you met them.

Or . . well you get the picture.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:13 PM (Xo1Rt)

Dude. Not helping.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 21, 2016 11:14 PM (0mRoj)

225 It's always good to hear about some poor shlub who's worse off than you

isn't that a form of hope?

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 11:14 PM (OC+TJ)

226 I figure the women of the world owe me for me not marrying one of them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:14 PM (Xo1Rt)

227 Terra cotta orgies and Kate Winslet? What movie is this, Terlit Hobo?

Sounds...artistic yet accessible.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 21, 2016 11:14 PM (jR7Wy)

228 Bitter Clinger, true, but so often I find out even the schlub? Yep, he's got a girlfriend too. I'm sick of hearing about the gangsters on death row and their GFs and the love letters they get, too.

TV and entertainment don't help. EVERYONE on any show anywhere has a romantic partner. It's like a fucking rule on these shows. I'm sick of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:15 PM (ntObR)

229 I suspect the I was truly meant for was the one I gave the finger to while driving.
Not saying I'm with a bad woman now, but it's not how I thought it would be.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:15 PM (hVdx9)

230 I saw Star Wars at some Loews movie palace on 5th Ave. It was $5 which was the most I ever paid. Was so stunned by the movie I stayed in my seat for the next showing. Dad was pissed I got home a lot later than I promised. I have no memory at all of seeing Empire.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2016 11:15 PM (EZebt)

231 Just had to rant. Sorry. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:15 PM (ntObR)

232 NO. Hope is the idea that things could/will get better.

It supposed to keep you going when times are tough.

I've always found that it just makes things worse when it then doesn't get any better. Or maybe gets worse.

Knowing that some shlub is worse off than you is something else.

There's a word for it but I can't think of it right now.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:16 PM (Xo1Rt)

233 Bitter, it's schadenfreude.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:16 PM (ntObR)

234 Lesbians owe me a ton as I have been so instrumental in swelling their ranks.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:16 PM (hVdx9)

235 TV and entertainment don't help. EVERYONE on any show anywhere has a romantic partner. It's like a fucking rule on these shows. I'm sick of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:15 PM

There's always some good movies to fall back on.

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2016 11:18 PM (EWg9n)

236 qdpsteve, I flip people off on the highway occasionally. If perchance that was you, I apologize most sincerely.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 21, 2016 11:18 PM (jR7Wy)

237 Tilikum, LOL.

Both of the young girls I *did* get to know growing up? Yup, guess what they are now...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:18 PM (ntObR)

238 "Bad Taste" will be next on my PJ list. By default, as it's the only pre-"King Kong" movie I haven't yet seen...

So far, here's my ratings:

10: Fellowship-Towers (I'm counting these as one perfect movie)
7: Meet the Feebles
6: Brain Dead ("Dead Alive" to you lot)
6: RotK (more Tolkien's fault than PJ's)
6: Frighteners
6: Hobbit 1
5: Heavenly Creatures
negative territory: Hobbit 2-3

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:18 PM (6FqZa)

239 All Hail Eris, I'm sure that wasn't you. No worries. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:18 PM (ntObR)

240 Ah. You know what people try to fix you up and all the stories have to have someone find someone to become a couple and how they tell you that single people die sooner?

All that crap?

That's because misery loves company.

People see someone single, doing what ever they want when they want. Not having to be concerned about what someone else thinks or whether they'll get mad or pout or cry.

Not having anyone nag you because you left the seat up or down or didn't clean the rug or this or that.

And they get jealous and they want you to join the in the misery.

At least that's what I tell myself.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:19 PM (Xo1Rt)

241 It's Saturday night, probably not cold there and likely in the vicinity of single women. Do something different and don't expect anything--it's not just for staving off insanity anymore

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 11:19 PM (OC+TJ)

242 Schlubbenschlimmerfreude

Posted by: language expert at May 21, 2016 11:19 PM (ah1yH)

243 Tilikum, LOL.

Both of the young girls I *did* get to know growing up? Yup, guess what they are now...

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Well, you can say you truly made a difference in their lives.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:19 PM (hVdx9)

244 In fact I hate getting the finger so much, I make a point to *never* look at other drivers when I'm in the car.

I also have to practically be in a collision for me to honk at someone, because I hate being honked at so much. If the honk lasts anywhere longer than a third of a second, I get *so* pissed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:20 PM (ntObR)

245 XKCD's take on soul mates:

http://what-if.xkcd.com/9/

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2016 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

246 otho, true. :-)

There's a few great movies out there that barely have room for women or romance. "All Is Lost" is one.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:21 PM (ntObR)

247 If the honk lasts anywhere longer than a third of a second, I get *so* pissed.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:20 PM (ntObR)
----
I wouldn't have to lean on the horn if you'd pay attention to the finger I'm flipping at you!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 21, 2016 11:21 PM (jR7Wy)

248 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:16 PM (ntObR)

No I think that's when some smartass gets their comeuppance.

Seeing some shlub get destroyed or whatever and feeling "whew glad that's not me and now my problems seem smaller"

It's something else.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:21 PM (Xo1Rt)

249 I'm sorry for your emotional hurt captain whitebread. I think about dating and then think "can't do it, I barely, barely keep up with my life now, there is just no way I could take on care and feeding of a bf."

Posted by: PaleRider at May 21, 2016 11:21 PM (wYRTH)

250 248 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:16 PM (ntObR)

No I think that's when some smartass gets their comeuppance.

Seeing some shlub get destroyed or whatever and feeling "whew glad that's not me and now my problems seem smaller"

It's something else.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:21 PM (Xo1Rt)

Perspective?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 11:22 PM (0mRoj)

251 220 11
And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:03 PM (rJUlF)

Yep. Sure is.


Spot on. That line doesn't help. I think what you need to do is learn to be happy alone. My tale is twisted with a need to take care of the ex and yet live my life. About 2 years ago I fell for a 2 on the 1-10 scale. Fat, balding and arrogant.. I have heard enough in my life to know that despite what I think I am I am in the 8-10 range. He made me laugh and feel good about myself. Now how to do you look back at something like that and realize u couldn't make it work ( he f'd up). Whether you lose a 1 or a 10 it hurts. I've just decided alone is good.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 11:22 PM (R33tx)

252 Eris - I was watching "Heavenly Creatures", a heartwarming period piece about famous mystery author Anne Perry as a wee lass.

No, seriously, this movie was harder to watch than the movie about how rat monkey creates a zombie invasion that has to be destroyed by lawnmower.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:22 PM (6FqZa)

253 Tilikum, LOL.

What's even crazier, one of them is a professor with tenure at a major Canadian university. I'm not sure if she's in the social studies, but I *do* know she's not in anything STEM-related. I think she's an English instructor...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:22 PM (ntObR)

254 And they get jealous and they want you to join the in the misery.

At least that's what I tell myself.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:19 PM (Xo1Rt)

*****
Naahhh, I never did that when I was married for that reason. Never let the wifey do that either. At worst we would invite some to a party at the house where things may or may not happen in a large group setting.

I have seen what you are speaking of. It never ended well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 21, 2016 11:22 PM (YLidQ)

255 230 I saw Star Wars at some Loews movie palace on 5th Ave. It was $5 which was the most I ever paid. Was so stunned by the movie I stayed in my seat for the next showing. Dad was pissed I got home a lot later than I promised. I have no memory at all of seeing Empire.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2016 11:15 PM (EZebt)

Nostalgia whammy. We did that for Raiders - Sat through 2.5 showings before we realized how late it was and that we were going to grounded for blowing curfew.

Posted by: Gem at May 21, 2016 11:23 PM (c+gwp)

256 Yup. I'm learning to live without hope too.

Place not your hope in things of this world.

If this world is all you have, I'm so, so sorry.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 21, 2016 11:23 PM (D0J8L)

257 schadenfreude is deriving PLEASURE from someone else's misfortune.

I'm talking about the feeling that your life ain't so bad after seeing someone else's tragedy up close.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:24 PM (Xo1Rt)

258 Bitter, yup.

Insomniac, yep, I think that's it.

Sure, things really could be worse. I mean, I look at someone like Elliot Rodger. He's going to go down in history as a monster. I may be bitter and angry, but I'm glad I'm not crazy, violent and evil too. At least in the end, I'll have loved ones who remember me as a nice guy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:25 PM (ntObR)

259 I want a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Now.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 21, 2016 11:25 PM (Hb9w3)

260 If my fellow morons don't know this, I will be surprised.
Before you can be happy with someone else, you have to be happy (and stable) yourself.

That line from Jerry Maguire always sounded like something a real headcase would say.
"You complete me."
Ummm, sounds like a recipe for codependence and misery...and murder.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:25 PM (hVdx9)

261 Oh and you can stick that "Those who do not love do not live" and other such soppy sayings where the sun is absent most of the time.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:26 PM (Xo1Rt)

262 259 I want a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Now.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 21, 2016 11:25 PM (Hb9w3)

I could shortcut the process and hit you in the head with a gold brick wrapped in a lemon peel.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 21, 2016 11:26 PM (0mRoj)

263 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:22 PM (6FqZa)
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But is it skeevier than "Under the Skin"?

*shivers*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 21, 2016 11:27 PM (jR7Wy)

264 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:22 PM (6FqZa)
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But is it skeevier than "Under the Skin"?

*shivers*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 21, 2016 11:27 PM (jR7Wy)

265 a recipe for codependence and misery...and murder.

Ah, so you've seen that movie too.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:27 PM (6FqZa)

266 Just a heads-up Ace, I'm getting a lot of AdSafe "Exploit" warnings whenever I open the site (here and Instapundit). My antivirus is catching it but there it is.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at May 21, 2016 11:27 PM (Kucy5)

267 otho, true. :-) There's a few great movies out there that barely have room for women or romance. "All Is Lost" is one.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:21 PM

There's some great ones, alright that have zip to do with romance. There's also the ones that directly or indirectly deal with lonliness and whatnot.

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2016 11:27 PM (EWg9n)

268 I think that's why I never got married; I'm satisfied with my own company.

I'm a loser but I'm used to me. I couldn't handle someone else's fcuk ups.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:27 PM (Xo1Rt)

269 I'll take it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 21, 2016 11:27 PM (Hb9w3)

270 If this world is all you have, I'm so, so sorry.

You keep that freaky transubstantiation outta my ADA-compliant, inclusive, gun-free rainbow restroom, bub!

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 11:28 PM (OC+TJ)

271 "Under the Skin", omg, I *have* seen that one. Most of it. I had to quit watching it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:29 PM (6FqZa)

272 Tilikum, LOL.

What's even crazier, one of them is a professor with tenure at a major Canadian university. I'm not sure if she's in the social studies, but I *do* know she's not in anything STEM-related. I think she's an English instructor...

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Hmmm...
"And class, why is this one of the rules of English? Because some old, white, male, oppressor of women decided it must be so! (foams at mouth)"

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:29 PM (hVdx9)

273 Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 21, 2016 11:23 PM (D0J8L)

I don't place hope in things NOT of this world either.

I was raised a Christian and so there's a vestige of faith left but I don't expect that to be true either.

See it's easy when you don't believe anybody about anything.

Life is much simpler.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:30 PM (Xo1Rt)

274 Well, according to the Walid Shoebat article linked by Newt, the pilot of Egypt Air 804 probably committed suicide, and took the whole damned plane with him. Apparently had a "last supper" with friends a week or so prior.


And it's not the first time an Egypt Air flight crew member went "sudden martyr", either. Maybe Egypt Air should hire Israeli pilots.


Shoebat is an interesting guy. Former palestinian terrorist, turned Christian. And now militantly anti-muslim.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 11:30 PM (Ic0b7)

275 Bitter, well I don't know about that. I love my fandamily. I love my horses and pets. Love my country and mourn that I can't do anything for it. Yeah I don't think having a romantic love is needed to have lived. But thank goodness my ancestors did do the fall in love and mating thing

Posted by: PaleRider at May 21, 2016 11:31 PM (wYRTH)

276 I drive my doctors nuts. They're very amused by my take it as it comes attitude.

I guess they see a lot of people who are trying to deny reality.

I guess. Maybe they're just amused at me being an asshole.

Who knows?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:32 PM (Xo1Rt)

277 Tilikum, LOL. Her parents (whom I and my mom still know) are conservative, that I know. And she grew up in Carlsbad, California, which is close to Oceanside (Camp Pendleton and Marines central). *And* she had a sense of humor.

So my hunch? She's probably been radicalized a bit, but is open to hearing a conservative POV still... as long as it's done respectfully. She's got to know that I and my mom are still around, and that we're most likely more conservative than her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:32 PM (ntObR)

278
I stand at the ready to pick up the pieces of Huma's broken, little black heart.
Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 10:08 PM (OC+TJ)
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I'm going to see Weiner this Wednesday. I can taste the schadenfreude already.

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 11:32 PM (5o5ek)

279 Well, according to the Walid Shoebat article linked by Newt, the pilot of Egypt Air 804 probably committed suicide, and took the whole damned plane with him. Apparently had a "last supper" with friends a week or so prior.


And it's not the first time an Egypt Air flight crew member went "sudden martyr", either. Maybe Egypt Air should hire Israeli pilots.


Shoebat is an interesting guy. Former palestinian terrorist, turned Christian. And now militantly anti-muslim.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
****

I thought Walid was "proven" to have lied about his terrorist bonafides?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:33 PM (hVdx9)

280 I'm going to see Weiner this Wednesday. I can taste the schadenfreude already.

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 11:32 PM (5o5ek)


Chippendales is in town?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 11:34 PM (Ic0b7)

281 Oh and Sir Walter Scott (a distant relative) and his poem can blow me:

The wretch, concentered all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.

Rolls off like water off a ducks back.

He wasn't all that great a shakes either.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:35 PM (Xo1Rt)

282 Maybe Egypt Air should hire Israeli pilots.

Locked cabin door, sealed emergency exits, and at cruising altitude... "this is your captain Shteynberg speaking, shalom! I have some excellent klezmer music for you for the duration of this four hour flight. Enjoy!"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:35 PM (6FqZa)

283 Tilikum, LOL. Her parents (whom I and my mom still know) are conservative, that I know. And she grew up in Carlsbad, California, which is close to Oceanside (Camp Pendleton and Marines central). *And* she had a sense of humor.

So my hunch? She's probably been radicalized a bit, but is open to hearing a conservative POV still... as long as it's done respectfully. She's got to know that I and my mom are still around, and that we're most likely more conservative than her.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Knew a guy in high school who was an ardent Conservative and rather religious.
I looked him up online about a decade after we graduated. He was living in Boston, a rabid leftist, and an atheist.
Hopefully she hasn't gone that far to the dark side.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:36 PM (hVdx9)

284 ... I am a very bad person.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:36 PM (6FqZa)

285 I thought Walid was "proven" to have lied about his terrorist bonafides?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:33 PM (hVdx9)


Don't know for sure, but that's his story. I expect the usual suspects would like very much for it not to be true.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 11:36 PM (Ic0b7)

286 See it's easy when you don't believe anybody about anything.

Life is much simpler.


It's also much colder. I'm sorry to hear that. I won't proselytize, I'm not very good at it. I just hope you find some peace somewhere.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 21, 2016 11:36 PM (D0J8L)

287 About 10 years ago I tried an online dating service. It's a very popular one but the name completely escapes me at the moment.

After several weeks, I got paired with a woman who lived nearby and things seemed to be going swimmingly. We traded messages and even exchanged photos. I thought she was gorgeous.

I said something about moving back into my parents' house, and she abruptly cut off contact, so that was the end of that.

Seems I forgot to mention that my parents had died and left me the house free and clear. Oh well.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2016 11:37 PM (sdi6R)

288 280 I'm going to see Weiner this Wednesday. I can taste the schadenfreude already.

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 11:32 PM (5o5ek)

...........

Lot's of mustard right?

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 11:37 PM (R33tx)

289 Locked cabin door, sealed emergency exits, and at cruising altitude... "this is your captain Shteynberg speaking, shalom! I have some excellent klezmer music for you for the duration of this four hour flight. Enjoy!"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2016 11:35 PM (6FqZa)


"And if my ass gets there, yours will too."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 11:38 PM (Ic0b7)

290 bth, LOL.

Don't forget to tell 'em all about the all-you-can-eat gefilte fish!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:38 PM (ntObR)

291 Well, I'm out for the night. Peace and love, or at least some chuckles and fellowship, to all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 21, 2016 11:39 PM (D0J8L)

292 rickl, that's extremely frustrating too I'm certain.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:40 PM (ntObR)

293 Vodka and cran kicking in.

Good night all. Don't despair. I haven't found my true love yet (note to self: time to check the bear traps) but I remain ever hopeful. I have been blessed with familial love and good friends, and that is no small consolation. I choose to believe that it is inevitable.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 21, 2016 11:40 PM (jR7Wy)

294 Rickl, knowing that tripwire now, what do you do to avoid it?

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 11:40 PM (OC+TJ)

295 Tilikum, not sure. But I know she still has a relationship with her parents.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

296 All Hail Eris, soundsa gooda. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

297 About 10 years ago I tried an online dating service. It's a very popular one but the name completely escapes me at the moment.

After several weeks, I got paired with a woman who lived nearby and things seemed to be going swimmingly. We traded messages and even exchanged photos. I thought she was gorgeous.

I said something about moving back into my parents' house, and she abruptly cut off contact, so that was the end of that.

Seems I forgot to mention that my parents had died and left me the house free and clear. Oh well.

Posted by: rickl
****

Heh. Did that a long time ago too. A rather cute woman and I started chatting and we exchanged numbers. I called her and left a message. Later she called and didn't leave a message. Then she started acting weird. Would not commit to anything when before she seemed eager to.
Well, I eventually found out why. My answering machine had one of those somewhat robotic sounding FEMALE voices. She immediately assumed I was a player or with someone.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:41 PM (hVdx9)

298 Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 21, 2016 11:36 PM (D0J8L)

Don't presume to feel sorry for me. I do not require and did not ask for anyone's pity.

So please keep your judgements to yourself.

I'm gonna assume you mean well but I don't take to people that tell me how pitiful I am. Even when done subtly. Whether they think that's what they did or not, that's the effect.

M'kay?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 21, 2016 11:41 PM (Xo1Rt)

299 I'm sick of hearing about the gangsters on death row and their GFs and the love letters they get, too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:15 PM (ntObR)

The sort of mentally disturbed skanks who find murderers attractive are not women you want anything to do with.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 21, 2016 11:42 PM (P8951)

300 Donna, no that's true. Back in the 1990s I mentioned this to a counselor I had at the time. He responded "I have a female client who's been sending (some murderer, I forget who) love letters. Believe me, you wouldn't want her."

So yeah, perspective perspective perspective. It just seems like an awful thin rope to cling to sometimes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:44 PM (ntObR)

301 294 Rickl, knowing that tripwire now, what do you do to avoid it?
Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 11:40 PM (OC+TJ)


I guess the important takeaway is that it's important to write with clarity and precision.

I can't blame her a bit. She must have thought that I was a middle-aged loser who was moving back in with my parents. D'oh.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2016 11:45 PM (sdi6R)

302 Well I will fault Rickl's girl for not asking to see if he was moving to care for parents or what the deal was. But moving back in with parents would be a huge red flag so I don't blame her much for being extra skittish when hearing that.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 21, 2016 11:46 PM (wYRTH)

303 I guess the important takeaway is that it's important to write with clarity and precision.

See? I no rite gud.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2016 11:47 PM (sdi6R)

304 See? I no rite gud.
Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2016 11:47 PM (sdi6R)

***

You inadvertently dodged a bullet there. Good for you.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 21, 2016 11:49 PM (YLidQ)

305 Cheer up, Cap'n. Just think - shortly there will be robot wimmens which will have electromonic gear grinding underparts with kung fu grip and will probably require a 4 cycle gasoline engine attachment to get to speed.

You can tinker with an engine like that all day long.


Then you will be able to pork it.

THE FUTURE IS ONLY A FEW YEARS AWAY NOW!!

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 21, 2016 11:49 PM (/OVAy)

306 But George Constanza scored with a hot blonde when he said he was unemployed and lived with his parents.

Posted by: I saw it on TV at May 21, 2016 11:49 PM (ah1yH)

307 I guess the important takeaway is that it's important to write with clarity and precision.

I can't blame her a bit. She must have thought that I was a middle-aged loser who was moving back in with my parents. D'oh.

Posted by: rickl
****

Probing questions. Fail to ask them at your own risk.
Hope she's learned that by now.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:50 PM (hVdx9)

308 I guess the important takeaway is that it's important to write with clarity and precision.

Not necessarily. The 28-year sales veteran should be able to attest to the mutability of goals

Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 11:50 PM (OC+TJ)

309 I used "important" twice in the same sentence. I constantly do stuff like that constantly.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2016 11:51 PM (sdi6R)

310 Key Peele do a funny bit on TSA.

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

Posted by: PJ at May 21, 2016 11:52 PM (cHuNI)

311
On Monday we'll find out what Lewis Lukens told Judicial Watch about Hillary's request for off-the-grid email.

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 11:52 PM (5o5ek)

312 PJ, that was a good skit

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:52 PM (hVdx9)

313 137 when your GF asks about doing something, just say 'no.' " Hey, let's go to Knotts Berry Farm this weekend!"
"No." Don't go into a long-winded explanation. Don't be unnecessarily confrontational. Just say no, you don't feel like doing that.

Uh huh. Be a dick. Splendid idea. Generally people will do things they don't particularly like to make their partner happy, in successful relationships. This little litmus test is a loser.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 21, 2016 11:52 PM (bpTue)

314 6 But George Constanza scored with a hot blonde when he said he was unemployed and lived with his parents.


Posted by: I saw it on TV at May 21, 2016 11:49 PM (ah1yH)


.........

But wasn't that when he was pulling the "opposite George"? On this note I'm going to bed. Hate to see members of the hoard losing out on love but on the same the note I don't feel so alone! Plus a lot of the stories made me laugh.

Posted by: Molly k at May 21, 2016 11:53 PM (R33tx)

315 Not necessarily. The 28-year sales veteran should be able to attest to the mutability of goals
Posted by: derit at May 21, 2016 11:50 PM (OC+TJ)

****

Ahhh, yes I can. Listening is the most important point of good sales. However, that goes to the buyer too.

Takeaway? Be clear and there will be no surprises.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 21, 2016 11:54 PM (YLidQ)

316 An oldie but a goody:

Y'know, they say married men live longer than single men.

Nah, it just *seems* longer.

Posted by: Lewis at May 21, 2016 11:55 PM (Kvk9o)

317 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at May 21, 2016 11:55 PM (sl+zA)

318 137 when your GF asks about doing something, just say 'no.' " Hey, let's go to Knotts Berry Farm this weekend!"
"No." Don't go into a long-winded explanation. Don't be unnecessarily confrontational. Just say no, you don't feel like doing that.

Uh huh. Be a dick. Splendid idea. Generally people will do things they don't particularly like to make their partner happy, in successful relationships. This little litmus test is a loser.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy
****

Yeah, not sure that is a good idea. There is give and take in a relationship.
Hell, I went to Country Thunder with my lady and I HATE country music. And don't get me started on the Twi-Shite movies...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)

319 A little Sinatra for the ONT - seems appropriate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7KnYd4Qk6c

Posted by: Josephistan at May 21, 2016 11:57 PM (7qAYi)

320 "PJ, that was a good skit"

Very non-pc!

Posted by: PJ at May 21, 2016 11:57 PM (cHuNI)

321 bebe's, okay fine, but if your husband genuinely doesn't want to join you for some function, how do you usually react? For that matter, how does he react when you don't want to join him for something?

I don't support everything I see at AVoiceForMen. They've got men there who think women shouldn't be allowed to vote, for goodness' sake. But I do think a *sane* woman (or man) values the autonomy of their partner as well as themselves. Too many people are stuck in marriages and relationships where their autonomy has been destroyed, just because the other person is for whatever reason to fragile, emotionally dependent, controlling, whatever to allow their husband/wife to have their own life.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 11:58 PM (ntObR)

322 What's wrong with Knotts Berry Farm, h8er?

Posted by: Cordelia Knott at May 21, 2016 11:58 PM (sl+zA)

323 "They've got men there who think women shouldn't be allowed to vote, for goodness' sake."

It's called A Voice For Men? Hmmmm.

(kidding)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:59 PM (hVdx9)

324
Good night, all. I have a long, miserable Sunday ahead of me. Can't wait to get to work on Monday morning. The earlier the better.

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 11:59 PM (5o5ek)

325 I am not doing well at all tonight. Please pray for me.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 12:00 AM (hzSMD)

326 Tilikum, yup. And check their logo. It's... er... suggestive...

avoiceformen.com

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

327 281 Sir Walter Scott? I thought you said Wilard Scott

Posted by: Phil Conners (like the groundhog Phil) at May 22, 2016 12:01 AM (h99GH)

328 Sleep is calling. Good night Horde and be well.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 22, 2016 12:01 AM (wYRTH)

329 I am not doing well at all tonight. Please pray for me.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 12:00 AM (hzSMD)

****

We are with you CW. Please talk to us as long as you need to.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 12:01 AM (YLidQ)

330 I am not doing well at all tonight. Please pray for me.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread
****

Well, God isn't used to hearing from me, but I will do what I can. Try and hang in there.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 12:01 AM (hVdx9)

331 Cordelia, oh, nothing, no worries.

Hey, my pie is moving around the table by itself!! Hmmm... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

332 kids watched "The Little Giants" yesterday

fun flick from way back in 1994, Ed Oneil looks really young

Posted by: Jake at May 22, 2016 12:02 AM (faiUU)

333 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 12:02 AM (EzgxV)

334 CW, will do.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:02 AM (ntObR)

335 anyone catch the suicide by lion in Chile ?

what a crazy guy

Posted by: Jake at May 22, 2016 12:03 AM (faiUU)

336 Tilikum, yup. And check their logo. It's... er... suggestive...

avoiceformen.com

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

That it is.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 12:03 AM (hVdx9)

337 Does it make me a bad person to like watching criminals getting shot?
It actually improves my mood a bit.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 12:05 AM (hVdx9)

338 325 I am not doing well at all tonight. Please pray for me.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 12:00 AM (hzSMD)


I'm not religious, but I hope that recounting my episode of "foot in mouth disease" will give you a chuckle and show that you're not the only one who is alone.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 12:05 AM (sdi6R)

339 I'm turning in. Prayers for CW

Posted by: Josephistan at May 22, 2016 12:06 AM (7qAYi)

340 Bebe's, FWIW (and I could be wrong) I don't think Paul Elam is advocating "being a dick" to women. What he is advocating is that women give men lots of room to be themselves. Of course he thinks that should be reciprocal as well.

I personally believe the best relationships are those that, as someone mentioned earlier, have a lot of give-and-take built-in. Sure, sometimes you do for your partner because you want to show them your love and support. But IMHO there should also be some times where each partner is free to put themselves first for a bit. Does this make sense?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)

341 They're not all mean girls out there. I've got a daughter who just graduated college who is beautiful, sweet, funny, smart, kind, and far more compassionate and thoughtful of others than I ever was.

She's had her heart broken, big time, once. She hasn't hurt any guy that I know of. Right now she's got one she hopes will be a keeper. I hope so, too, as he seems to be a terribly nice guy, very likeable.

For myself, speaking from a perspective of 38 years of marriage, I agree each person has to be allowed to be his/her own person. It takes time to work it all out, though. Over time, this all gets smoothed out in a reasonable relationship. For instance, there are some things my husband just won't do with me. Fortunately, I'm not one of those who just has to be joined at the hip for everything.

For Captain Whitebread, she isn't good enough for you. Take it from me. You will find better. If this should turn around and she should start behaving differently, well, then, I reserve the right to change my mind. Meanwhile, she isn't good enough for you, and that's all it is.

Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:07 AM (vYRnq)

342 Alana, you and her sound like keepers :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:08 AM (ntObR)

343 Cap't WB. My email is in my nic. Use it, sir.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2016 12:08 AM (McRlu)

344 I am not doing well at all tonight. Please pray for me.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread


Capt. I wish I could conjure a thing that would restore you, but i can't.

You are loved and that should be the thing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2016 12:08 AM (p2X2f)

345 Oh Captain, my Captain:

I don't think the Big Guy upstairs and me have what you'd call a close personal relationship, but I'll leave him a voicemail

In the meantime, try not to hit the bottle too hard.

Posted by: Lewis at May 22, 2016 12:08 AM (Kvk9o)

346 (And I'm not just talking beautiful like parents do. She really is. And I can say that because she didn't get it from me; we adopted her.)

Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:09 AM (vYRnq)

347 qdpsteve-
exactly right.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2016 12:09 AM (89T5c)

348 Thanks, qd!

Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:10 AM (vYRnq)

349 Evening Alana. I too have a beautiful adopted daughter. Good to see you.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 12:11 AM (YLidQ)

350 I think I'm just too weird for the women here
in rural Oklahoma. But I hate the city...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 12:12 AM (hzSMD)

351 Mr Aspirin Factory, thanks!!

Alana makes an excellent point too, it's all about values. If you can find a woman whose values match yours, IMHO the chances are much better your relationship will last and turn out fruitful.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:12 AM (ntObR)

352 318 Hell, I went to Country Thunder with my lady and I HATE country music. And don't get me started on the Twi-Shite movies...
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)

Yup, I've been to a whole lot of concerts I had no interest in, movies I could have done without, restaurants with food I loathed. And got the same in return. Sometimes you just have to suck it up to spend time together. And it turns out to be ok.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 22, 2016 12:12 AM (bpTue)

353 Alana, you're welcome. I'm always glad to hear about women (and men) with good values.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:12 AM (ntObR)

354 330 I am not doing well at all tonight. Please pray for me.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread

Prayers on the way.

I do believe there is someone for everyone - however, apparently my someone is in Alaska or Timbuktu,

Sometimes I also think it's a matter of timing. I went out on a few dates with a nice guy around the time my mom was dying of cancer. I was an emotional mess at the time ad certainly not in any shape to start a serious relationship. By the time I was, he wasn't around. Maybe things would have worked out if I had met him 2 years later. Who knows?

But that's worth remembering too - sometimes it really isn't you, it's where that person is at the time you meet them. You might be ready for a relationship - they might be too emotionally drained at that point.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 22, 2016 12:16 AM (P8951)

355 I am not doing well at all tonight. Please pray for me.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 12:00 AM (hzSMD)


Not the prayin' kind, Captain, but if I can help in any way, give me a holler. WeirdDave has my e-mail, and Chi, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 12:16 AM (Ic0b7)

356 Yup, I've been to a whole lot of concerts I had no interest in, movies I could have done without, restaurants with food I loathed. And got the same in return. Sometimes you just have to suck it up to spend time together. And it turns out to be ok.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy
****

So true.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 12:16 AM (hVdx9)

357 Man with no party - are you Tim in ga? Back to being man with no party?

Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:17 AM (vYRnq)

358 321 bebe's, okay fine, but if your husband genuinely doesn't want to join you for some function, how do you usually react? For that matter, how does he react when you don't want to join him for something?

That is entirely different than deliberately being a dick as a litmus test. That litmus test would say to me that the guy is a completely self-absorbed twat whose only concern is himself and I'm better off with somebody that gets the whole give and take thing.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 22, 2016 12:18 AM (bpTue)

359 I think I'm just too weird for the women here
in rural Oklahoma. But I hate the city...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread
****

If you aren't weirder than me, then you aren't too weird.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 12:18 AM (hVdx9)

360 Man with no party - are you Tim in ga? Back to being man with no party?
Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:17 AM (vYRnq)

*****

Yep, that would be me. Took a break to cool out.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 12:19 AM (YLidQ)

361 I love this song. It is utterly sublime.

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

I fell hard for a woman in the mid-90s, then she got married and moved away. I listened to this song so much that it is permanently imprinted on my brain.

For anyone who is feeling heartbreak, I can't recommend anything better.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 12:19 AM (sdi6R)

362 Sorry Cap - I was hoping to cheer you up with some absurdities. Didn't realize you were hurting a ton. I will pray you are Comforted; remember that there are friends and family out there who look forward to your presence and voice.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 22, 2016 12:20 AM (/OVAy)

363 I think I'm just too weird for the women here
in rural Oklahoma. But I hate the city...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 12:12 AM (hzSMD)


Maybe you are giving off the scent of desperation? Women can sense that, and if they do, they will automatically figure something's wrong with you. Sounds like the woman you were seeing simply didn't have the courage to say she was no longer interested.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 12:20 AM (Ic0b7)

364 Speaking of values, my husband and I actually went down a sort of list when we were dating. Like, do you want to have kids, what kind of household division do you expect, etc. Do we each get to do the career we want, etc. I remember we both wanted more or less a kind of Father Knows Best family. So that was good.

Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:21 AM (vYRnq)

365 Well hi, then, mwnp! Didn't know your girl was adopted too!

Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:22 AM (vYRnq)

366 Tonight, I'm working at karaoke. I haven't sang
anything yet, and customers are asking
what's up. Just haven't felt like it, I told them..

One figured out what happened, and suggests
I sing "Love Hurts". That one's easy for me, but
talk about bringing the mood down..

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 12:23 AM (vdZ5o)

367 So that was good.

Posted by: Alana


Good thing you never anticipated that.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2016 12:23 AM (p2X2f)

368 Might be the Capt Morgan's talking, but I don't think many on this site have a party. We're in the hinterlands and we have family, faith, and like-minded friends to trust and lean on at this point.

I don't like where this all going.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2016 12:24 AM (89T5c)

369 Bebe's, fair enough.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:24 AM (ntObR)

370 Cinema Sins people have a podcast, and they vote on the best movie of a certain year. This week it was 1980, and Empire Strikes Back was unanimous winner.

The main characters get fleshed out in a very satisfying way in Empire, and it is easily the best Star Wars movie.

The next Star Trek has trailer 2. Negative reaction to the Fast & Furious tone of the of trailer 1.

https://youtu.be/JFrHA4ww8Us

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 22, 2016 12:24 AM (VdICR)

371 My husband is good enough to generally at least TRY whatever he thinks he won't like, once, maybe twice. Then if he hates it, won't go again. Then it goes into the family history, as in, "Is this going to be like the time you dragged me to that horrible (whatever it was)?"

Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:25 AM (vYRnq)

372 Well hi, then, mwnp! Didn't know your girl was adopted too!
Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:22 AM (vYRnq)

****

Yep, a 19 y/o beauty about to be a Junior at Alabama. I have been told all her young life that she looked like me, but fortunately for her this is not the case.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 12:25 AM (YLidQ)

373 It's always a party where there's dancing.

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 12:28 AM (OC+TJ)

374 I learned the truth at 17.
That love was meant for beauty queens.

Posted by: Janice Ian, Killing the Drink Business at the Bar at May 22, 2016 12:28 AM (sl+zA)

375 I remember dealing with a broken heart by sitting and sobbing to Linds Rondstadt torch songs. It was cathartic. (Course I was home alone when I did it.). That guy was harder to give up than cigarettes, but it's not like I had much of a choice.

Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:30 AM (vYRnq)

376 Tonight, I'm working at karaoke. I haven't sang
anything yet, and customers are asking
what's up. Just haven't felt like it, I told them..

One figured out what happened, and suggests
I sing "Love Hurts". That one's easy for me, but
talk about bringing the mood down..

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 12:23 AM (vdZ5o


Hey, Cap. Sing it out, like you meant it. Maybe some lady in the crowd will see that you are really hurting, and make it her business to help you get over it. You never know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 12:32 AM (Ic0b7)

377 https://youtu.be/k39P2MK6WPo

The Friday night charades of youth
Were spent on one more beautiful
At seventeen I learned the truth.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2016 12:33 AM (p2X2f)

378 375 I remember dealing with a broken heart by sitting and sobbing to Linds Rondstadt torch songs. It was cathartic. (Course I was home alone when I did it.). That guy was harder to give up than cigarettes, but it's not like I had much of a choice.
Posted by: Alana at May 22, 2016 12:30 AM (vYRnq)

Same thing happened to me - no Rondstadt songs. Lots of wine, cigs and tears.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 22, 2016 12:33 AM (P8951)

379 Song sung blue
everybody knows one

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 12:34 AM (OC+TJ)

380 I fell hard for a woman in the mid-90s

Wow. Old! I'm sure she looked like a girl in her 80's, though...

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2016 12:35 AM (eeTCA)

381 374 I learned the truth at 17.
That love was meant for beauty queens.
Posted by: Janice Ian, Killing the Drink Business at the Bar at May 22, 2016 12:28 AM (sl+zA)


I was 17 when that song came out, and I absolutely loved it.

Many years later I got to hear her sing it live. I had tears welling up. I am so grateful for that experience.

I know she swings the other way, but I don't care.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 12:36 AM (sdi6R)

382 Quiet Riot
Love's a Bitch
http://preview.tinyurl.com/j8j6v3d

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 12:36 AM (hVdx9)

383 Songs like Janis' help me realize I'm not the only one who's been through all this BS.

Interesting she became an acclaimed sci-fi writer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:37 AM (ntObR)

384 A song for the broken-hearted:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jta1Gz9UnfA

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 12:37 AM (Ic0b7)

385 Tilikum, not bad but I prefer "Love Stinks" by J. Geils Band thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:37 AM (ntObR)

386 Women Should Not Have The Right To Vote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGMwEAgx48Y

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 22, 2016 12:38 AM (R+30W)

387 I'm single again. Last time she told me I gave her the wrong date for a concert we were going to attend. This time, I check in with her to see if we were still on for our date this weekend...nothing. Calls unanswered and not returned. Even messaged her on FB, and I know she saw them...nothing.

Fine. Back to being alone.

And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:03 PM (rJUlF)

Sorry to hear that Cap'n. Better now than later I guess. You're not alone in the alone club.

Posted by: Blano at May 22, 2016 12:39 AM (lbcdD)

388 I'm off to bed - take care, CW.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 22, 2016 12:40 AM (P8951)

389 Sad songs, they say so much
Turn all them on

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 12:40 AM (OC+TJ)

390 Tilikum, not bad but I prefer "Love Stinks" by J. Geils Band thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Not a bad song, I like a little more aggression to my music.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 12:41 AM (hVdx9)

391 Here's my song...

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

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:42 AM (ntObR)

392 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 21, 2016 11:52 PM (bpTue)

What's the deal w/ "Knott's Berry Farm" anyway?

I'm not from SoCal, so I don't know what it is. Is it near Disney?

Either, it's a fate worse than death, to be avoided at all costs, or something that engenders ridiculous amounts of enthusiasm from Angelinos.

Which IS it?!!

Posted by: Deety at May 22, 2016 12:42 AM (xPWMR)

393 Tilikum, actually I have both in my collection. :-)

Another great one, especially IMHO because it has so much of the raw true anger, is Rocky Burnette's "Tired of Toein' The Line."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:43 AM (ntObR)

394 Tilikum, actually I have both in my collection. :-)

Another great one, especially IMHO because it has so much of the raw true anger, is Rocky Burnette's "Tired of Toein' The Line."

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

80's cheese rock. Good memories there.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 12:45 AM (hVdx9)

395 Uncle Bob has been on a Frank Sinatra kick lately, so I've been paying more attention to him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkwdkUXQ1yo

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 12:45 AM (sdi6R)

396 Deety, Knotts Berry Farm is a SoCal tourist attraction that's only a few miles from Disneyland. In fact it pre-dates Disneyland, although most of the rides weren't added until the 1960s. There's also a formerly legendary chicken restaurant onsite, which as I mentioned above, has had issues of late with sanitation and quality.

Camp Snoopy is there; in fact I sometimes like to call it "Schulzland" after Disneyland, they have actors all in costume as Peanuts characters, and the gift shop carries *tons* of Peanuts products and memorabilia.

It's a nice place, good for kids, and it's significantly smaller than Disneyland, so you can get in, have a good time, go on some rides, and get out and still have a bit of the day left for other pursuits. I think it's a nice place, my 10-year-old niece prefers it to Disneyland, and for all the ridicule it's gotten over the years, it's always been popular.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:46 AM (ntObR)

397 Cap'n. Go the other route, and embrace the dark humor.

Most therapeutic. Mirth bourbon and melancholy are tremendously restorative, especially when accompanied by a well-matched riff of The Blues.

Play you some "Baby Left Me" songs, drink up, take a taxi home, and get the crowd well into the singing with you.

I can absolutely promise you this. It'll lighten your load.

Counterintuitive, I know. But. It. Will.

First rounds on me. Hold out your glass under the USB port, I've got some Val U Rite here for ya, mate!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2016 12:47 AM (McRlu)

398 I've made up my mind
To live in memory of the lonesome times
(chorus)
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday
(chorus)
Those happy hours that we once knew
Tho' long ago, they still make me blue
They say that time heals a broken heart
But time has stood still since we've been apart

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 12:47 AM (OC+TJ)

399 Holy cow! I just watched Tues Jeopardy!

Had Micheal Steel, Weepy Anderson Cooper and Laura Logan.

Steel proved how much of an idiot he really is. Barely got anything right, and didn't even have points going to the first commercial.

Then when Alex asked Laura about her sexual assault by MUSLIMS, he said "You were assulted at a time that should have been a great joy! I thought we were beyond that in the 21st century!"

She replied "Well, they (who??) gang up on you, and it might be to men too.. but they are saying that Europe can't protect its women."

THEY NEVER SAID WHO DID IT, OR WHY!!

Wow, that was the FIRST Jeopardy! ever that made me dumber for watching it!!

Oh and to top it off he didn't get the final Jeopardy question that ANYONE breifed in national security should have been extremly versed in.. PAKISTAN!

Grrrrrr

Posted by: JarvisW at May 22, 2016 12:48 AM (R1ejq)

400 Here's Corb Lund, tongue planted firmly in cheek. Funny video, too.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmdq2NrnGg0

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 12:48 AM (Ic0b7)

401 Witches #FeelTheBern

Nothing quite says "mainstream support" like holding a political rally involving... Wiccan rituals!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11831

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 22, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)

402 Baby I'm tired of toein' the line
Don't know why you want to jump on me
baby baby bay and make me cry
Baby I'm gonna find myself someone new
someone who will be true and
no more toein' the line

I know it's over 'cuz I've seen the signs
Don't let me waste your precious time

Baby I'm tired of toein' the line
If you wanna get rid of me, baby baby baby, you're doing fine

Baby I'm tired of toein' the line
I'm gonna put on my walkin' shoes and leave you far behind

You're rollin' over, oh it's so refined
You can't fix this broken heart of mine

Baby I'm tired of toein' the line
Don't know why you wanna jump on me, baby baby baby, and make me cry

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)

403 Love Bites

Posted by: Def Leppard at May 22, 2016 12:52 AM (sl+zA)

404 Captain Whitebread-- this may seem totally insensitive, not knowing your story...but...maybe some Harry Nilsson?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0quXtf-RXis

Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 22, 2016 12:53 AM (044Fx)

405 Witches #FeelTheBern



Nothing quite says "mainstream support" like holding a political rally involving... Wiccan rituals!))

I would have thought the witch vote went to Hillary.

Posted by: Willy J. at May 22, 2016 12:53 AM (LncQn)

406 https://youtu.be/E0LAs7X5ybE

This song should cheer up the love lorn.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2016 12:54 AM (POGMi)

407 Quiet Riot was the first record I ever owned. Played it to death then forgot about it.
Pulling up the songs on YT are reminding me why it was a hit back then. It had some good music.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 12:54 AM (hVdx9)

408 I'm skipping Love Hurts. Singing Forget You
by Cee-Lo Green instead.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 12:54 AM (wfNas)

409 I would have thought the witch vote went to Hillary.

Posted by: Willy J. at May 22, 2016 12:53 AM (LncQn)


Witch civil war!

Posted by: I put on my robe and wizard Hat at May 22, 2016 12:59 AM (vBeA5)

410 BTW, Mon's Jeopardy! S.E. Cupp won, over F. Chuck Todd. So that helped some..

Posted by: JarvisW at May 22, 2016 01:00 AM (R1ejq)

411 I am a rock
I am an island
I have my books
and my poetry to protect me

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 01:01 AM (OC+TJ)

412 Hello Darkness, my old friend;
I've come to talk with you again

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 01:02 AM (OC+TJ)

413 Cap'n WB.

SLIGHTLY different topic.

But have you had a chance to listen to the version of Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence", as done by the heavy metal group "Disturbed"?

http://tinyurl.com/qapezua

Done so damn well, you'll appreciate it for what it is, even now in the middle of shit.

Que it up and play it. If you're able to do so through your PA, your audience is gonna love you for it.

It. IS. That. Good.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


PS. crank the volume

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2016 01:06 AM (McRlu)

414 How necessary is a podcast with both Anna Puma and Alex could be?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2016 01:08 AM (p2X2f)

415 Fine. Back to being alone.

And let's leave the "someone for everyone" line alone. It's bull.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 21, 2016 10:03 PM (rJUlF)

Yep. Back to being alone, again, been there, done that, again.

You will too.

There is nobody out there cosmically tailored to bond at a quantum level "for you" but you.

And I know you won't believe this now but trust me...

Get better at just being..."You"!

You'd be surprised how many "old friends" have been waiting for you to get back to being "you".

They are going to feel different now, because YOU are different.

Roll with it!

Don't try to recreate old patterns w/ different people!

We're none of us going to be 23, 27, 34, 42, 56 years old again.

"I yam what I yam, I done what I done."

*Pushes some Moose-tracks Ice Cream thru the USB Port*

Also?

That fat English chick is super-awesome to blow off some steam.

Adele.

That's it!

James Bond "Rolling in the Deep". LauraW mentioned it at one point...



Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 01:09 AM (xPWMR)

416 I haven't paid a lot of attention to her music, but I think Adele is cute as all get-out. She's yummy, even.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 01:14 AM (sdi6R)

417 rickl, I find that true of Adele too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 01:14 AM (ntObR)

418 I bet she tastes like cigarettes and pudding

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 01:15 AM (OC+TJ)

419 Adele is an amazing singer.

I sang Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker" once.
One of the advantages of being a tenor,
I suppose.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the phone at May 22, 2016 01:16 AM (rinHp)

420 rickl, ever heard Simon & Garfunkel's Dylan spoof, "A Simple Desultory Phillipic"??

I wonder what Dylan himself thought of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 01:16 AM (ntObR)

421 "I've lost my harmonica, Albert..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 01:16 AM (ntObR)

422 Also, Don McLean has a Dylan spoof on his "American Pie" album. It's titled "Everybody Loves Me, Baby."

Everybody loves me, baby.
What's the matter with you??

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 01:17 AM (ntObR)

423 Cap'n WB.

Just to put your job into context.

Last time I sang in the shower, the water curdled.

I could not do what you do, without looking like an absolute idiot, and sounding even worse.

My talent is limited to the AM/FM/cassette/CD/turntable/8-track/reel-to-reel and I'm just now learning the MP-3.

Talent like yours, I envy.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2016 01:20 AM (McRlu)

424 Heh...enjoyed reading the guide to curses in the sidebar.

The older generation of my family had a few that appear, in variant forms, there.

Pa used to say, of someone meaningless or trivial or offensive to him, 'So-and-so? Never heard of him. I sh*t on his beard.' Quite a shocking thing to hear when you're just a young 'un. Or, the women, speaking of a woman of loose morals and bad character: 'She was a whore in her mother's belly.'

I do like the one about "I will f*ck the entire first row at your funeral.' That's good....using it for sure.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 01:23 AM (lutOX)

425 Evening horde. How is everyone tonight?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 22, 2016 01:24 AM (vh/hj)

426 Here's a Delbert McClinton song that sort of speaks to the situation at hand. Love me some Delbert:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp-3V9sSvCY

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 01:25 AM (s4Vyv)

427 Supposedly, there was a letter written by a group of Cossacks to some Turk or something that is alleged to be the most profane official communication in history...

"Zaporozhian Cossacks to the Turkish Sultan!

O sultan, Turkish devil and damned devil's kith and kin, secretary to Lucifer himself. What the devil kind of knight are you, that can't slay a hedgehog with your naked arse? The devil excretes, and your army eats. You will not, you son of a bitch, make subjects of Christian sons; we've no fear of your army, by land and by sea we will battle with thee, fuck your mother.

You Babylonian scullion, Macedonian wheelwright, brewer of Jerusalem, goat-fucker of Alexandria, swineherd of Greater and Lesser Egypt, pig of Armenia, Podolian thief, catamite of Tartary, hangman of Kamyanets, and fool of all the world and underworld, an idiot before God, grandson of the Serpent, and the crick in our dick. Pig's snout, mare's arse, slaughterhouse cur, unchristened brow, screw your own mother!

So the Zaporozhians declare, you lowlife. You won't even be herding pigs for the Christians. Now we'll conclude, for we don't know the date and don't own a calendar; the moon's in the sky, the year with the Lord, the day's the same over here as it is over there; for this kiss our arse!

- koshovyi otaman Ivan Sirko, with the whole Zaporozhian Host.:

What they lack in subtlety, they make up for in their passion.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 01:27 AM (lutOX)

428 You Pikers!

If you REALLY want to push someone over the edge, suggest they take up a hobby, like playing the piano, THEN get them the "Dan Coates Big Book of Musical Hits".

WATCH as they clunkily do the left hand (because it's written clunkily, for musical retards) whilst warbling previously unheard lyrics to the right-hand melody to the theme-song for M*A*S*H*, the TV show.

"Hello Darkness My Old Friend..."

Pfft!

Pshaw!

The antics of the family friendly TV show M*A*S*H* were INTRODUCED, every week, by a theme-song titled, "Suicide Is Painless".

There are LYRICS for this.

Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 01:28 AM (xPWMR)

429 this is a song that almost makes it for a really good song by ZZ Ward. It is too sweet or something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX1PDdQYkTQ

And one that does make it by Imelda May

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MieFdRlSZE

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2016 01:28 AM (ry34m)

430 Deety, I knew that. You can hear the lyrics to "Suicide is Painless" in the original 1970 movie M*A*S*H by Robert Altman.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 01:29 AM (ntObR)

431 420 rickl, ever heard Simon & Garfunkel's Dylan spoof, "A Simple Desultory Phillipic"??

I wonder what Dylan himself thought of it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 01:16 AM (ntObR)


Having listened to it, this exchange from Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" comes to mind:

Ellsworth Toohey: "What do you think of me?"

Howard Roark: "I don't think of you."

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 01:30 AM (sdi6R)

432 rickl, I'll take that as a thumbs down...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 01:32 AM (ntObR)

433 Damn Uncle Palp that batch of insults is worth stealing.

And on that note, I bid y'all a good night.

Posted by: Blano at May 22, 2016 01:32 AM (lbcdD)

434 On the other hand, there's this:

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

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 01:36 AM (sdi6R)

435 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 22, 2016 01:39 AM (T/cxb)

436 rickl, I'd guess Bob didn't mind too much then. :-)

Blanco, sorry to miss ya but I gotta call it a night. Happy Sunday everyone and thanks for the great chat!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 01:41 AM (ntObR)

437 I am in a low-level wrangle with my girlfriend over a shin-length dress that she does not want to wear out to a fancy restaurant because the neck is scooped too low and she doesn't want men looking down her decolletage.

I tried telling her that it is a wonderful dress, every man will take notice of both it and her, and if any man happens to look down her cleavage he will not say a word in hopes of getting a second glance.

This has not convinced her so far. We are discussing scarves and shawls as accessories now.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2016 01:41 AM (ry34m)

438 Cristina's take on the Peggy Lee classic, "Is That All There Is?"

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

She tweaks the lyrics a bit. The song's original writers, Leiber and Stoller, were offended by the altered lyrics. They sued and were able to get the song suppressed for awhile.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 22, 2016 01:41 AM (R+30W)

439 I'm off to the snoozer, y'all.

Cap'n WB. Like I said, drop me a line, addy in nic.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2016 01:42 AM (McRlu)

440 Blanco, sorry to miss ya but I gotta call it a night. Happy Sunday everyone and thanks for the great chat!

No worries, I'm late to the party. Have a good night.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 22, 2016 01:42 AM (T/cxb)

441 I dunno -

Dylan is prone to lapse into what Christopher Ricks called 'Parnassian,' but the man was a damned fine poet in his own right.

at his best, I'd put him a close second or third to Yeats.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 01:42 AM (lutOX)

442 Guess the Horde are sleeping it off, or preparing to pray forgiveness for their - our - many sins.

Or both. I suppose they could be doing both.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 01:50 AM (lutOX)

443 Got the whole thread to myself....


***checks couch cushions for change....looks to see if there's an valu-rite left... staggers to the kitchen, goes through the fridge - damn! nothing but ketchup and moldy butter.....shrugs, puts ketchup on the butter and eats....***

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 01:54 AM (lutOX)

444 *slaps Uncle Palp on the back*

I'm not here but a moment, but, letting you know you've got company. For a moment.

Posted by: mindful webworker passing by momentarily at May 22, 2016 01:54 AM (JP4JT)

445 Guess the Horde are sleeping it off, or preparing to pray forgiveness for their - our - many sins.

Or both. I suppose they could be doing both.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 01:50 AM (lutOX)


Me? I'm just sittin' here, gettin' lost in Youtube musics. Listening to "Corinna, Corinna", a classic blues tune performed by the late, great Canadian blues harpist King Biscuit Boy. Got to meet him once. RIP, Richard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 01:54 AM (s4Vyv)

446 *tap tap
Is this thing on?

Posted by: Chi at May 22, 2016 01:55 AM (VJ3W8)

447 Dammit!'

What have I told you people about sneaking up on me when I'm eating butter....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 01:56 AM (lutOX)

448 Um... that wasn't butter.

Barrel scrapings.

But, the ketchup should counteract any ill effects.

Posted by: mindful webworker passing by momentarily at May 22, 2016 01:56 AM (JP4JT)

449 "You can hear the lyrics to "Suicide is Painless" in the original 1970 movie M*A*S*H by Robert Altman"

I had NO IDEA that there was anything other than the TV show and the wacky antics of Alan Alda, until well into my teen years.

Even after my horrific introduction to the darker socio-political currents and the searing personal ramifications of war via the "Dan Coates Big Book of Popular Music" at age 8, I just KNEW that they were talking about Viet-Nam even though they were pretending to be in Korea.

I mean, sheesh!

Those hills look EXACTLY like the backdrop for ChiPs, AND Walnut Grove MN, from Little House on the Prairie (with Micheal Landon) for Cry-Eye...!

Yeah, and Donald Sutherland was in the ORIGINAL movie.

I'm told it was an hilarious send up of the MAN.

Never found it that funny but at least we got Kieffer being an awful vampire out of it, no?

Oh, you probably loved 24.

(Watched part of one episode, in a convenience store or some such and had to quit, for rank implausibility and downright silliness.)

Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 01:56 AM (xPWMR)

450 But, the ketchup should counteract any ill effects.
Posted by: mindful webworker passing by momentarily at May 22, 2016 01:56 AM (JP4JT)
***
Who the Hell keeps barrel-scrapings in a butter-dish?

Reminds me of the Young Ones episode where Vyvyan, having perfected a potion that turns the drinker into an axe-wielding, homicidal maniac - 'it's a cure for not being an axe-wielding, homicidal maniac; the potential market is enormous!' - keeps it in the fridge in a Coke can, 'so no one will drink it by mistake.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 01:59 AM (lutOX)

451 427 Supposedly, there was a letter written by a group of Cossacks to some Turk or something that is alleged to be the most profane official communication in history...

"Zaporozhian Cossacks to the Turkish Sultan!

O sultan, Turkish devil and damned devil's kith and kin, secretary to Lucifer himself. What the devil kind of knight are you, that can't slay a hedgehog with your naked arse? The devil excretes, and your army eats. You will not, you son of a bitch, make subjects of Christian sons; we've no fear of your army, by land and by sea we will battle with thee, fuck your mother.

You Babylonian scullion, Macedonian wheelwright, brewer of Jerusalem, goat-fucker of Alexandria, swineherd of Greater and Lesser Egypt, pig of Armenia, Podolian thief, catamite of Tartary, hangman of Kamyanets, and fool of all the world and underworld, an idiot before God, grandson of the Serpent, and the crick in our dick. Pig's snout, mare's arse, slaughterhouse cur, unchristened brow, screw your own mother!

So the Zaporozhians declare, you lowlife. You won't even be herding pigs for the Christians. Now we'll conclude, for we don't know the date and don't own a calendar; the moon's in the sky, the year with the Lord, the day's the same over here as it is over there; for this kiss our arse!

- koshovyi otaman Ivan Sirko, with the whole Zaporozhian Host.:

What they lack in subtlety, they make up for in their passion.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 01:27 AM (lutOX)



To fully appreciate the letter -- and the classic painting that goes with it [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Reply_of_the_Zaporozhian_Cossacks ] -- you have to have some knowledge of the circumstances. Essentially, a group of Ukrainian cossacks had been raiding into territory of the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). Unlike most raids, these guys weren't just picking on civilians -- they also kicked ass whenever they went up against regular troops.




So, the Sultan sent over a letter saying, essentially, "I'm a great guy, leader of a sophisticated and cultured land, much better people than you lot of rubes and barbarians.....why don't you just recognize my superiority and leave and I shan't bother to smite you? Maybe you could even give yourselves over to our rule in hopes some culture might rub off...."



Each of the blasphemies and insults echoes some vapid self-praise in the original letter. Shorn of such wordplay and mockery, the message is, "we'll worry about your pansy-assed concerns if you ever manage to win a battle." The year was 1676.




In 1775, the Zaporozhian host was backstabbed and eliminated by Catherine the Great of Russia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaporozhian_Cossacks



Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 02:01 AM (EzgxV)

452 But, the ketchup should counteract any ill effects.
Posted by: mindful webworker
--------------
Ketchup?
No, you should carry hot sause with you everywhere you go!

Posted by: Chi at May 22, 2016 02:01 AM (VJ3W8)

453 446 *tap tap
Is this thing on?

Posted by: Chi at May 22, 2016 01:55 AM (VJ3W




OW!!!! Could you maybe turn the amp down before you do that?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

454 AOP: ...I'm just sittin' here, gettin' lost in Youtube musics....

Yeah, I was doing a compare & contrast of A Simple Desultory Philippic from the Paul Simon Songbook (which I'd never heard before) vs the later S&G version.

And now watch this trick...

*vanishes*

Posted by: mindful webworker passing by momentarily at May 22, 2016 02:03 AM (JP4JT)

455 How could any Moron not like a tune with the title "Tits Up On The Pavement"? It's basically an extended blues jam by Crowbar, sounds like they did when they were in a club, and I heard them live:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhZTs6ZpvJw

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 02:04 AM (s4Vyv)

456 Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 02:01 AM (EzgxV)
***
Ya gotta hand it to the Slavs - you might kill us, but you damned sure won't ever beat us.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 02:04 AM (lutOX)

457 "Both Sides Now" by Judy Collins:

https://youtu.be/EsYwEZd4z9Y

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 02:05 AM (OC+TJ)

458 I was listening to the Dylan and Simon live material, which I've never heard before.

I was actually looking for Dylan's cover of "The Boxer", which was on the 1969 "Self Portrait" album.

"Self Portrait" was roundly panned by the critics. Then in 1970 he released the album "New Morning" to glowing reviews.

Fast forward to 2013 and the box set "Another Self Portrait" was released. Turns out that both of those albums came from the same recording sessions, and there was even better material that was not released at the time. Go figure.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 02:06 AM (sdi6R)

459 457 "Both Sides Now" by Judy Collins:

https://youtu.be/EsYwEZd4z9Y

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 02:05 AM (OC+TJ)
***
Ugh...

Stomach pump....

F' that, no time....

***jams finger down throat. in the glorious technicolor yawn that follows, vomits up everything he's eaten in the past week***

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 02:08 AM (lutOX)

460 Canadian blues harpist King Biscuit Boy...
--------------------
Decades ago, we used to get a "King Biscuit Flower (Flour?) Hour" radio show late at night. Maybe just weekends?

Same King Biscuit, you think?

Posted by: Chi at May 22, 2016 02:10 AM (VJ3W8)

461 I'm thinking about poetry. I was early scarred by poetry appreciation drives where I got to read cute poems suitable for children. Then of course I was presented with Byron and other greats that I didn't understand the language, like Shakespeare, and told to ignore Poe's poetry as lacking something.

I learned that poetry had each line captialized no matter what part of the sentence it actually was, that it was generally safe to skip any indented paragraph of regular sentences in italics, and it was important to rhyme unless it wasn't. I even learned prosody and Italian syllabic meter, and never improved on my original conclusions.

It was pretty much only when I was much older that I read Poe for anything other than the comedy (Berenice is a masterpiece of both the shaggy dog and golden arm type story) and realized that his work and the work of other authors have a great stress on rhythm and beat.

When you can write a simple set of sentences that read like prose but have a beat of iambs, you have a work of crypto-prosody hidden out where everyone can see.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2016 02:14 AM (ry34m)

462 "Since You've Been Gone" by Rainbow:

https://youtu.be/_Q_CKzWqIHQ

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 02:16 AM (OC+TJ)

463 456 Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 02:01 AM (EzgxV)
***
Ya gotta hand it to the Slavs - you might kill us, but you damned sure won't ever beat us.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 02:04 AM (lutOX)



I've seen the original painting -- which is wall-sized. There is a whole lot of similarity between the Russian mythologized Cossack story and the American mythologized Western. Powerful, capable people with strong ties to loyalty, honor, and family....and little respect for proper dress, "elevated" culture, and the ways of elites....behaving in pragmatic, often brutal, ways against the backdrop of an unforgiving and expansive land.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 02:16 AM (EzgxV)

464 Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2016 02:14 AM (ry34m)
The rhythm and beat and meter are essential to poetry - people forget, I think, that it was meant to be recited aloud, usually from memory, and in a group. Poetry is a social activity.

Look at Beowulf - the damned thing screams to be chanted in a mead-hall..... Same with the Iliad, and, to a lesser extent, the Odyssey, albeit in different settings.

All poetry is meant to be recited - I find I cannot enjoy poetry at all unless I read it aloud.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 02:18 AM (lutOX)

465 Decades ago, we used to get a "King Biscuit Flower (Flour?) Hour" radio show late at night. Maybe just weekends?

Same King Biscuit, you think?

Posted by: Chi at May 22, 2016 02:10 AM (VJ3W


Well, there's a long story there. Back in the 1930's, there was a black radio show out of Helena, Arkansas, sponsored by King Biscuit Flour Company. The real deal.


Now, or recently, it's been revived as a blues specialty show. Richard Newell, aka King Biscuit Boy, took his name from that history. He was one hell of harp player, and played a mean slide guitar too. Left us way too soon.


Check out the photo on this song:


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

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 02:20 AM (s4Vyv)

466 Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 02:16 AM (EzgxV)
***
national mythologies are essential, and are no less true for their being romanticized.

(In connection with which, I'd always wondered about Pa's claim that he and his mother were Polish. The more Russians - rough, nasty, peasant/soldier/prisoner Russians - I met, the more I found men who reminded me of him, whereas the Poles I met seemed, well, sort of tame in comparison. I wonder if the old boy and Granny weren't from Russia....)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 02:21 AM (lutOX)

467 The only poetry I understand is the stuff Adriane posts here in the wee hours.
But I like it. It speaks to me.

Posted by: Chi at May 22, 2016 02:21 AM (VJ3W8)

468 "This has not convinced her so far. We are discussing scarves and shawls as accessories now."

Tell her to take it back.

Get a different dress that makes her feel sexeh AND confident.

Let's put it this way...

Would you rather have your hot wife spend most of her energy all night, clutching a shawl around her *too exposed* bosoms, the entire night, or leave her with one hand free to take a drink or two and let that adorable shawl, fly away!

I mean, sure! Keep the dress for you two, sounds hawt! Or, maybe for a public appearance later...

But maybe just let her set her own pace as far as public display of HAWTNESS goes.



Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 02:21 AM (xPWMR)

469 "Rainy Day People" by Gordon Lightfoot:

https://youtu.be/JnmFPFQd9CI

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 02:22 AM (OC+TJ)

470 Funny thing about ethnicities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia:

Got a very good and close friend, there's almost pobratimstvo there with us, from Xinjiang. Dude is 1/4 Bulgarian, 1/4 Turkmen, and half Han.

Fucker looks like my kid brother. First time he saw me, he addressed me in Russian, and then was shocked at my accent and reply, "Ya amerikanets."

"But you don't look American," he said.

"And you don't look Chinese. So what?"

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 02:30 AM (lutOX)

471 469 "Rainy Day People" by Gordon Lightfoot:

https://youtu.be/JnmFPFQd9CI
Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 02:22 AM (OC+TJ)
***
"Sundown" is the ultimate heart-broken song of jealousy.

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is easily one of the top five death-songs of the 20th century.

man had talent.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 02:31 AM (lutOX)

472 "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" by The Fortunes:

https://youtu.be/aO1LbkuPfqo

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 02:33 AM (OC+TJ)

473 Still alive and well, AFAIK. But not performing much. When time permits, check out his "Canadian Railroad Trilogy", an epic song about the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 02:35 AM (s4Vyv)

474 The gym link, which I feel needs much more deep research done on it, seems like what has been happening here in the US with all gyms.

There are so many gym chains that are based off of fat people going in and not having to be harmed by looking at people that don't look like monsters from a Tolkin novel. In these gyms you're not allowed to do anything that can be construed as exercise and you're encouraged to gorge on pizza.

This poor woman probably goes to a gym with similar ideals, where you're not allowed to be in better shape or look better than anyone, or you're a "problem"

Posted by: Rbastid at May 22, 2016 02:36 AM (XwTyM)

475 465 Decades ago, we used to get a "King Biscuit Flower (Flour?) Hour" radio show late at night. Maybe just weekends?

Same King Biscuit, you think?

Posted by: Chi at May 22, 2016 02:10 AM (VJ3W


Well, there's a long story there. Back in the 1930's, there was a black radio show out of Helena, Arkansas, sponsored by King Biscuit Flour Company. The real deal.


Now, or recently, it's been revived as a blues specialty show. Richard Newell, aka King Biscuit Boy, took his name from that history. He was one hell of harp player, and played a mean slide guitar too. Left us way too soon.


Check out the photo on this song:


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

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 02:20 AM (s4Vyv)

++++

The program was broadcast on Sunday nights from 1973 until 2007, although new programming ceased in 1993 and previous shows were repeated from that point. During its prime, the program was carried by more than 300 radio stations throughout the United States. The show's name was derived from the influential blues radio show "King Biscuit Time", which was sponsored by the King Biscuit Flour Co., combined with the hippie phrase "flower power". The first show was broadcast on February 18, 1973 and featured Blood, Sweat Tears, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Bruce Springsteen. The long-time host of the show until the mid-1990s was Bill Minkin, whose voice has been described as "the perfect blend of hipster enthusiasm and stoner casualness."

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

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 22, 2016 02:36 AM (R+30W)

476 This poor woman probably goes to a gym with similar ideals, where you're not allowed to be in better shape or look better than anyone, or you're a "problem"
Posted by: Rbastid at May 22, 2016 02:36 AM (XwTyM)
***
I'm broad-minded enough to overlook her tats and invite her to work out in my house any damned time she wants.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 02:38 AM (lutOX)

477 I mean, sure! Keep the dress for you two, sounds hawt! Or, maybe for a public appearance later...



But maybe just let her set her own pace as far as public display of HAWTNESS goes.

Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 02:21 AM (xPWMR)


That is her argument too. We are also discussing a modesty panel inserts and brooches.

Guys are easy. Suit, slacks, shirt and sharp tie and points for shiny shoes.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2016 02:38 AM (ry34m)

478 "Powerful, capable people with strong ties to loyalty, honor, and family....and little respect for proper dress, "elevated" culture, and the ways of elites....behaving in pragmatic, often brutal, ways against the backdrop of an unforgiving and expansive land."

Sorry.

How does that work with the idiots who homesteaded?

Busted sod on the Praries, Laura Ingalls and her Pa and Ma for example?

Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 02:38 AM (xPWMR)

479 You do realize the Deadwood was an HBO show, no?

Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 02:39 AM (xPWMR)

480 Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2016 02:38 AM (ry34m)
***
Gotta agree with the advice above - baby steps.

Keep her comfortable, above all else. In time, she'll gain confidence and then she'll look forward to opportunities to appear in public to her best advantage.

Been through this with many, many girls, and going through this now with my angel, who's bashful about her delightful hips and wondrous rump. (in her culture, these aren't considered attractive, the ideal being more or less something resembling a reed, I suppose....)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2016 02:42 AM (lutOX)

481 478 "Powerful, capable people with strong ties to loyalty, honor, and family....and little respect for proper dress, "elevated" culture, and the ways of elites....behaving in pragmatic, often brutal, ways against the backdrop of an unforgiving and expansive land."

Sorry.

How does that work with the idiots who homesteaded?

Busted sod on the Praries, Laura Ingalls and her Pa and Ma for example?

Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 02:38 AM (xPWMR)



Mythologized. As in, the Hollywood version.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 02:44 AM (EzgxV)

482 Thanks, Anon.
So I'm not crazy. I was thinking it was 35, 40 years ago that I used to listen to that show at night.

AOP,
I like that link. Thanks. I really need to listen to more different stuff. I haven't discovered anything new (without a link) in too long.
I find myself listening to all my old favorites - which vary, of course, depending on mood.

Posted by: Chi at May 22, 2016 02:46 AM (VJ3W8)

483 Consult the Sibilline Newsreels

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 02:50 AM (OC+TJ)

484 Well, bed time for tired Peons. Hung a valve job on my riding mower today. Sure needed it badly; intake valve was eroded so badly it never even touched the seat. Weird, as it's usually exhaust valves that suffer erosion or seat recession. Whatever, I did a number on the intake valve, and touched up the exhaust valve, too, for good measure. Only took a couple of hours for the entire job, start to finish. And the engine started easier than it ever has for me before. Didn't do any mowing, because, rain. But when the rain stops, I will be on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 02:51 AM (s4Vyv)

485
Oh enough with the poor woman BS. She is not a pretty woman. She's covered with ugly tats and has half her head shaved. She's only hawt to the seriously weird. I suspect that she hd her top pulled low and her tits were hanging out causing complaints. Not everyone wants to see everyone's tits all the time. The rules say modest dress.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 22, 2016 02:51 AM (iQIUe)

486 "I Miss You" by Blink 182:

https://youtu.be/s1tAYmMjLdY

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 02:52 AM (OC+TJ)

487 "Since You've Been Gone" by Rainbow:

https://youtu.be/_Q_CKzWqIHQ

Posted by: derit at May 22, 2016 02:16 AM (OC+TJ)


Meh.

Dio-era Rainbow is best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6CjO0H2j0s

Posted by: Hatgazer at May 22, 2016 02:53 AM (vBeA5)

488 I was surprised to see the show was still being broadcast up to 2007. I remembered it from back in the day, but I thought it ended long ago. I'm guessing that by the end it was on far fewer stations, so it just faded from my awareness.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 22, 2016 02:53 AM (R+30W)

489 "That is her argument too. We are also discussing a modesty panel inserts and brooches."

How much cash have you sunk into this garment already, that you need to re-engineer it? Do you have mortgage on it?

You seriously CAN'T, just ... take it back?



Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 02:56 AM (xPWMR)

490
cthulhu:

How was the Subsequent Event? I managed to navigate home, although I made a couple of wrong turns, and went part-way to San Francisco each time.

I'm astounded just how difficult it is to NOT drive to SF if a turn is missed.

Posted by: Arbalest at May 22, 2016 02:58 AM (FlRtG)

491 I'm astounded just how difficult it is to NOT drive to SF if a turn is missed.
Posted by: Arbalest
----------------------
Ha!
Try driving "the soupbowl" going towards DC for the first time. At rush hour. In the dark.

Posted by: Chi at May 22, 2016 03:01 AM (VJ3W8)

492 Insomnia. Just woke up. Hello, all.

Posted by: Iforgot at May 22, 2016 03:05 AM (sdPF/)

493 "That is her argument too. We are also discussing a modesty panel inserts and brooches."

I'll bet she's SUPER looking forward to the event!

I can't imagine what screams moar FUN for me as a woman than, a couple of hours on high heels, checking on my "modesty panels" and "brooches" and scarves.

All I can say is, Stevie Nicks didn't come from nowhere dude.

Be Careful!

Posted by: Deety (Eating Spinach) at May 22, 2016 03:11 AM (xPWMR)

494 490
cthulhu:

How was the Subsequent Event? I managed to navigate home, although I made a couple of wrong turns, and went part-way to San Francisco each time.

I'm astounded just how difficult it is to NOT drive to SF if a turn is missed.

Posted by: Arbalest at May 22, 2016 02:58 AM (FlRtG)



We refer to it as "bridge suck". You can be driving along, minding your own business, and all-of-a-sudden see "last exit before toll bridge".



We had a bunch of fun -- the fiancee can now pick locks, I got a bunch of safety glasses from Google's booth without people noticing, I got to share some info and reminisces with some folks, and there were even some double-takes over my shirt. I thought of you at the IEEE booth -- they have a consulting networking thing going on, but that was separate from the main booth and they didn't seem to have a flyer for it.



I regret not being able to eavesdrop on more conversations with Dwight, but things had already run 30+ minutes over discussing the semi-mythical ultra-efficient widget from Petaluma. And, BTW, my parents had a bug that color of Volkswagon red.



Incidentally, the Subsequent Event's previous parking problems for the last decade....have gained hyperdrive. Parking was insane. Wifi on the floor was insane -- a major theme was IoT, so every sensor demands an IP address and channel.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 03:17 AM (EzgxV)

495
Yo Deety, you're here. Thanks for all those horse notes from the Preakness thread.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 03:18 AM (5o5ek)

496

... but things had already run 30+ minutes over ...

Yeah, I had a Psychic Cosmic Spectral Very Bad Feeling about that ... no need for 2 to suffer ...

Posted by: Arbalest at May 22, 2016 03:27 AM (FlRtG)

497
San Francisco police chief resigns because he "leaves behind a trail of dead bodies since he was appointed chief in 2011 He is not alone in the carnage," according to reporter/activist Dave Cook. "Next on the list needs to be Mayor Ed Lee.. who has been a lapdog for White Supremcy [sic] in SF."

A pair of cops were questioning a Black woman in a neighborhood where a car theft had been reported. She took off in the car, crashed into a truck about 100 feet away, moved into reverse towards the cops, and they shot her dead. She was "unarmed" except for being behind the wheel of a car she wasn't afraid to use.

SF has a cop shortage, which means they can't fire bad apples. Also, most cops can't afford to live in the city much less the neighborhood they patrol. What do you think causes these 2 problems?

Friends of mine visited there recently and they said SF is now either millionaires or homeless.

Progressive.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 03:42 AM (5o5ek)

498
Oh brother, I'm going to be chasing Deety all over the threads trying to say Thanks for the horse notes. There ought to be a name for this like Willowing.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 03:44 AM (5o5ek)

499 If Huma does leave Weiner and her son, the kid will have lucked out. Maybe he decided to be Jewish and Huma got offended.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 22, 2016 03:50 AM (AjTgU)

500
If Huma does leave Weiner and her son, the kid will have lucked out. Maybe he decided to be Jewish and Huma got offended.
Posted by: angela urkel at May 22, 2016 03:50 AM (AjTgU)
--------------------

Read that rumor in another thread. I imagine the part about leaving Anthony is true, but the kid?

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 03:57 AM (5o5ek)

501
Well, it seems everyone's gone to sleep. I'll try to return to it. Hello, whoever comes by in a few hours and kicks this thread back to life.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 04:11 AM (5o5ek)

502 Yeah, I don't see anything recent on her. I do see that there is a movie coming out about the life of Anthony Weiner. Maybe ace will grace us with a review. There will undoubtedly be lots of zany politics for him to fisk.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 22, 2016 04:13 AM (AjTgU)

503 Clear! *applies defibrillators to ONT*

Posted by: angela urkel at May 22, 2016 04:15 AM (AjTgU)

504 It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 22, 2016 04:22 AM (AjTgU)

505 I wonder if the old boy and Granny weren't from Russia....)

Don't forget that the borders between Poland, Ukraine, and Russia could move 100s of miles, almost overnight. In any direction. You grandparents may have been ethnically Poles, but culturally assimilated as Russians. Or vice versa.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 22, 2016 04:26 AM (brIR5)

506 +161

Posted by: angela urkel at May 22, 2016 04:29 AM (AjTgU)

507 + 159

Posted by: angela urkel at May 22, 2016 04:42 AM (AjTgU)

508 There's a week's worth of cute in that kitten-playing-pattycake video. And in a car, no less.

'Morning, horde.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 04:45 AM (5RW7F)

509 Good Morning Everyone.

Not enough Coffee yet to care about anything.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 04:51 AM (WVsWD)

510 'Morning, Tim. You're looking particularly fetching in the moonlight.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 04:51 AM (5RW7F)

511 BRB. Rounding up cats.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 04:53 AM (5RW7F)

512 You should all read the Outlander book series. It is a special kind of terrible. Awful, in fact.

Wife thought I might like it because time travel. No, hate it because suck.

Posted by: SpecialEd at May 22, 2016 04:58 AM (5ZT6M)

513 The last Book I read was a Dictionary. The story line was a bit disjointed but all the words were there.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 05:06 AM (WVsWD)

514 "You're looking particularly fetching in the moonlight."

You have a touch of "night madness"????????

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 05:07 AM (WVsWD)

515 Posted by: SpecialEd at May 22, 2016 04:58 AM (5ZT6M)

And you're recommending we read it because....?

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:09 AM (5RW7F)

516 Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 05:07 AM (WVsWD)

They don't call it lunacy for nuthin'.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:13 AM (5RW7F)

517 The Midnight Chalkening hasn't chalked yet. Yo! You're behind schedule! Get with it or no paycheck this week.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 05:14 AM (WVsWD)

518 Hay, Tim...how's the urban foraging going? Any good finds lately?

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:14 AM (5RW7F)

519 We got all kinds of good stuff so far. You name it. About the only thing we haven't gotten much of yet is canned goods.

Those will come when the eviction-clean outs start up after the 1st of the month.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 05:17 AM (WVsWD)

520 Ahhh...so there is some method to this madness.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:18 AM (5RW7F)

521 You could come over and help us sort through about a ton of pots, pans, skillets, woks, and other assorted metal bowls.

That's what we will be doing here later.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 05:19 AM (WVsWD)

522 There are also aluminum cans to crush and bag up.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 05:22 AM (WVsWD)

523 So you're making some profit on this enterprise?

I pick up brass. That's it.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:28 AM (5RW7F)

524 Capn White, hope the evening went better than expected.

Maybe fire up some Jack?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-2u7PWUWcJM

Posted by: Gooner at May 22, 2016 05:29 AM (ANeY1)

525 I should send my grandsons over. They're journeyman can-crushers. Their dad melts them.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:29 AM (5RW7F)

526 Hullo....

Posted by: Gooner at May 22, 2016 05:31 AM (ANeY1)

527 Crap!
Wake up to see an email from Musicians Friend.
Ordered a Yamaha Stage Custom kick drum first of February. It was back ordered till 2/24. No problem.
Then it got back ordered till 5/31. Not pleased but could live with it. I wanted it to match up with the two mounted toms and floor tom I had bought from them in the past. Great sound birch in a beautiful finish.

Now they have cancelled the order.
Guess I've spent my last dime with them.

Posted by: teej at May 22, 2016 05:31 AM (ijopM)

528 Never thought of myself as a T guy but IMO breasts are never to big for a tank top.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2016 05:34 AM (3wHFl)

529 Good morning you guys. Haven't slept yet.
Hi to teej especially.

I'll make the coffee.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2016 05:36 AM (6IPEM)

530 We're looking about $150.00 each so far just in aluminum cans alone. That's after gas and food.
That's for four of us.

The thing is. We're just scratching the surface of whats out there.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 05:36 AM (WVsWD)

531 {sigh} Reading Captain Whitebread's woes above.

'Morning, L, Elle.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:41 AM (5RW7F)

532 Oh, Gooner...nice music.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:42 AM (5RW7F)

533 Tim, it's too bad you don't live across the river. You'd get five cents for every one of those cans.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:43 AM (5RW7F)

534 Morning L, elle,
Just finishing up my first cup.

Posted by: teej at May 22, 2016 05:44 AM (ijopM)

535 The birds just announced Sunday.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:46 AM (5RW7F)

536 Yeah, creeper. I feel so bad for CapW. I couldn't think of anything good to say to make him feel better. So I said nothing which didn't make him or me feel better about his situation.

Ace buying a bike made me feel better though. How screwed up is that???

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2016 05:46 AM (6IPEM)

537 teej, scroom. There are other drums on the reservation.

Sorry, though. What a pisser.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:46 AM (5RW7F)

538 L, Elle...all I could think of to say was, "If she doesn't want you, you damn sure don't want her" but isn't that sort of evident?

Ace has inspired me to wash the cobwebs off my bike, fix the tranny and air up the tires.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:49 AM (5RW7F)

539 Always chasing butterflies still, teej.
While you're actually catching fishies.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2016 05:49 AM (6IPEM)

540 One good thing in a Hillary presidency is First Dude Bubba won't be mucking with school lunch programs.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2016 05:50 AM (3wHFl)

541 The camping video had a lot of chuckles in it.

Taking the old dog camping later today. Every time we do this I wonder if it's the last.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 05:54 AM (5RW7F)

542 Really wanted that matching set creeper. Gorgeous set and more importantly, great sound.
Well, matching except for the '69' Ludwig metal snare which, for my tastes, nothing beats. With my late 60's Zildjian cymbals it gives me a set in league with with the instruments in the rest of the band... And the Bose sound system we play through.
Gonna have to try to find that kick somewhere else.

Posted by: teej at May 22, 2016 05:54 AM (ijopM)

543 All I will say about the dating thing is that if there is someone out there who wanted me, there is someone out there for anyone and I'm no Errol Flynn. Far from it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 22, 2016 05:56 AM (WVsWD)

544 Well the fishing stunk yesterday. Throw in a bass tourney on the lake, bunch of jack asses with no respect for bank fishermen...

Today I have to spend 3+ hours pushing a lawn mower with rain and some possible severe storms forcast for the next 7 days.

Oh well, the Royals won again. Hope they get the sweep today.

Posted by: teej at May 22, 2016 06:00 AM (ijopM)

545 The little girl next door learned to ride a bike Friday night. She was still crashing at the end of every attempt when she tried to turn but lengthening the ride each time. Yesterday I looked out and saw her whizzing down the street and turning on a dime.

When it comes it comes fast.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2016 06:07 AM (5RW7F)

546 Zumwalt is a destroyer because Navy politics says it is.

I think it is corporate welfare. Over 7 billion each?

The shells for its guns cost more than their targets likely will.

The US military is preparing for urban warfare against small groups. That insures the next war will be in the deep blue sea.

Someone discovered a million ton rock of pure gold west of Hawaii and north of Marshall. Capital ship warfare toe to toe. (Dr Strangelove reference)

"Son I was there at the battle of Golden Rock. Ships of war as far as the eye could see. Burning and blasting. A lot of them doing both. Admiral Zumwalt looked down from heaven with a tear in his eye. Don't know if if was from joy or sadness. Maybe both."


Posted by: Huh? at May 22, 2016 08:59 AM (CRXed)

547 How much did she have to pay the gym to humble brag for her?

Posted by: DFCtomm at May 22, 2016 02:32 PM (c+inO)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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