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Tonight's ONT brought to you by Pluto.






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1 It's slow, so i put this up early. Hmmm. Couple of the pictures are too small to make out. Lemmie work on that.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 22, 2016 09:23 PM (N8hFs)

2 No Yoko?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 09:26 PM (kP16F)

3 Ola. Great ONT. Out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 22, 2016 09:27 PM (9ym/8)

4 WD


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 22, 2016 09:27 PM (9ym/8)

5 Keep plugin' away, Dick.You'll get there!

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 22, 2016 09:30 PM (R+30W)

6 Huh. I read that sidebar article about the guy who can't visualize.

Neither can I.

I've got a decent memory for facts and figures, and do well in geometric and spatial reasoning, but simply can not do the whole visualization thing. My memory is absolutely blind - completely insensate for that matter - and I actually have to see (touch, hear, taste, smell) a thing in real life or in a dream in order to see it again.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 22, 2016 09:31 PM (HalrA)

7 It took me a second to get the "very very frightening," but DAMN that was good.

Posted by: Jenos Idanian at May 22, 2016 09:32 PM (xFoH/)

8 Thanks Dave.


Spent some time building this, I see.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2016 09:32 PM (ptqRm)

9 Why can't I read AoSHQ at night? Scripts running freeze Firefox. Sux!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 22, 2016 09:33 PM (knRe2)

10 "It took me a second to get the "very very frightening," but DAMN that was good. "

A second?


Damn, took me about a minute.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2016 09:33 PM (ptqRm)

11 NINE!....

...screw it. Back to sports.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 09:34 PM (OQ9R7)

12 I have a pornographic memory.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 22, 2016 09:34 PM (1ijHg)

13
Hi.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 09:34 PM (5o5ek)

14 Cause nothing says "Craft Brew" like Pabst.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 22, 2016 09:35 PM (1ijHg)

15 That's some good shit.

Is that modern cruise ship/Titanic thing real?

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 09:35 PM (qUNWi)

16 Is that modern cruise ship/Titanic thing real?"

I think it might be an older picture of Titanic.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2016 09:36 PM (ptqRm)

17 The pic of HMS Illustrious and USS Stennis shows something most other countries don't like to admit: we haz all the carriers.

Seriously: the only country with an actual fleet carrier comparable to an American one is _maybe_ the FS Charles de Gaulle. All the other "carriers" are what we call Amphibious Assault Ships. Even the much-vaunted Chinese carrier is a middleweight at best.

Now, this is actually quite understandable: most countries don't really need platforms for trans-ocean power projection. The European countries project power in Europe, the Asian countries in Asia. We're the only ones who _need_ fleet carriers.

Except maybe India. India's building some big carriers, and since India has pretty much decided they want to own the Indian Ocean, they've actually got a mission for them.

Posted by: Trimegistus at May 22, 2016 09:37 PM (sIP08)

18 I drank a sixer of PBR tall boys today.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 09:37 PM (qUNWi)

19 The one with the two planes was awesome.

Posted by: Dogstar at May 22, 2016 09:37 PM (CuEEj)

20 Legal Insurrection has collected some of the best tweets of Justice Don Willet, soon to be appointed to SCOTUS (if we can believe the Donald).

http://tinyurl.com/hnmv6ma

Posted by: MTF at May 22, 2016 09:37 PM (/m8T6)

21
No Yoko?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 09:26 PM (kP16F)




SHUT.

UP.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2016 09:37 PM (LuZz8)

22 I think it might be an older picture of Titanic.

hah...

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 09:38 PM (qUNWi)

23 I love that Short, White and Cox basketball pic. Keeper, that is.

Posted by: MTF at May 22, 2016 09:38 PM (/m8T6)

24 Nice ONT Maet WeirdDave...

#FreePluto

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 09:39 PM (g8Hfr)

25 Dave, ya broke it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2016 09:39 PM (ptqRm)

26 Brittany Gray is a real firecracker. Two or three divorces, do you think?

Posted by: MTF at May 22, 2016 09:40 PM (/m8T6)

27 It's a drive-by memeing.

Oh, and first. Maybe.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 09:40 PM (rJUlF)

28 Ah...it's back

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2016 09:40 PM (ptqRm)

29 Well, definitely not first.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 09:40 PM (rJUlF)

30 Nice ONT, just can't read some of it.

Posted by: Blano at May 22, 2016 09:41 PM (heN73)

31 Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 09:40 PM (rJUlF)

You doing any better today Cap'n?

Posted by: Blano at May 22, 2016 09:41 PM (heN73)

32 That baby bears more than a passing resemblance to my daughter as she plans her wedding.

Assuming I don't go broke first that is.

Posted by: MTF at May 22, 2016 09:42 PM (/m8T6)

33
Hey Figaro, did you see that two plane meme?

Magnifico, no?

Posted by: Zombie Galileo Galilei at May 22, 2016 09:42 PM (LuZz8)

34 As many of the Moron Horde knows, I lost a son to cancer 7 years ago. So every year I honor his memory by riding across Connecticut on the Angel Ride to raise money for the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp's Hospital Outreach Program.

The HOP sends staff workers out to bring some cheer and joy to young cancer patients (and other very sick kids) at over 30 hospitals in the Northeast.

The HOP staff were one of the few things that Jonathan looked forward to on his chemo days. The first thing out of his mouth when he came through the door of the Chemo unit was "Where's Jeff? Where's Jason?"

So do me a solid and click on my name (pixie is acting hissy on my computer, so I can't post an actual link)
to learn more about the program.

And please consider spending some of the scratch y'all spend on Valu-Rite and Hobo Jerky to support me on the ride.

Posted by: RightWingProf at May 22, 2016 09:42 PM (DfSls)

35
It took me a second to get the "very very frightening," but DAMN that was good.
Posted by: Jenos Idanian at May 22, 2016 09:32 PM (xFoH/)
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i kan haz splain?

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 09:42 PM (5o5ek)

36 Lets add another thousand words or so...

Start
http://preview.tinyurl.com/hm25p2q

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 09:42 PM (dWubf)

37 14 Cause nothing says "Craft Brew" like Pabst.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 22, 2016 09:35 PM (1ijHg)

I got some gennessee cream ale a few ago out of nostalgia of my dear departed Grammy and their retro packaging. Surprisingly good.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at May 22, 2016 09:43 PM (Utoq5)

38 I'm just a poor boy,

from a poor family.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 22, 2016 09:44 PM (uxHUH)

39 General Mattis gives a pretty darn stirring speech.

Posted by: MTF at May 22, 2016 09:44 PM (/m8T6)

40
i kan haz splain?

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 09:42 PM (5o5ek)







What are the names of those two aircraft?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2016 09:44 PM (LuZz8)

41 It took me a second to get the "very very frightening," but DAMN that was good. "

A second?


Damn, took me about a minute.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2016 09:33 PM (ptqRm)

I still don't get it.

Posted by: Blano at May 22, 2016 09:44 PM (heN73)

42 It's slow, so i put this up early. Hmmm. Couple of the pictures are too small to make out. Lemmie work on that.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 22, 2016 09:23 PM (N8hFs)



Lots of funny pics. Thanks, WD.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 09:44 PM (+/fKe)

43 It took me a bit to get "very, very frightening". Well played.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 09:44 PM (sdi6R)

44 Are the props not moving?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 22, 2016 09:44 PM (1ijHg)

45 i kan haz splain?

Hint: P-47 and a P-38

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2016 09:44 PM (ptqRm)

46 So my wife put up a Don't tread on me Flag and one of the neighbors was walking by the house an Indian Gentleman and he told my wife that the Flag offends him, she told it was the Nations first flag. I wish she would have told him to go r himself.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 09:45 PM (c4yY7)

47 15 That's some good shit.

Is that modern cruise ship/Titanic thing real?

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 09:35 PM (qUNWi)

++++

A quick search on Tin Eye shows the picture of the cruise ship by itself was first crawled in 2010.The addition of the"Titanic" shows up in 2013.It's obviously a photoshop. But,is it accurate? I have no idea if the relative sizes of the two ships are accurate.

http://tinyurl.com/jfvpzmy

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 22, 2016 09:46 PM (R+30W)

48 Great ONT, WeirdDave! I like the cafeteria-style service.

And if you think Pluto's pissed off, you should hear what Eris says!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 22, 2016 09:46 PM (jR7Wy)

49 iforgot, just think of a certain Queen song... then you'll get it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 09:46 PM (dWubf)

50 Indian Gentleman
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 09:45 PM (c4yY7)
Dot or Feather and either way what could possibly be offensive about a colonial anti-British flag to either?

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at May 22, 2016 09:46 PM (Utoq5)

51 16 Is that modern cruise ship/Titanic thing real?"

I think it might be an older picture of Titanic.

--------

I hear it's rustier now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 09:46 PM (sl+zA)

52 Is that modern cruise ship/Titanic thing real?

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 09:35 PM (qUNWi)


"Long and slim, slips right in. Short and thick, does the trick."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 09:47 PM (+/fKe)

53 All Hail Eris, what about Sedna and oh the one with the identity issue that is presently being called Snow White?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 09:47 PM (dWubf)

54
So my wife put up a Don't tread on me Flag and one of the neighbors was walking by the house an Indian Gentleman and he told my wife that the Flag offends him

Feather or dot?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 09:47 PM (k4M/B)

55 52 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 09:47 PM (+/fKe)

Drunk and Sunk keeps my career out of the trunk!

//SS Theodore Ed Ted Edward Kennedy

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 09:48 PM (g8Hfr)

56
Speaking of the Padres, they're in trouble.

There's one thing I always want to know about the chorus singing the pre-game national anthem: what is the sexual orientation of its members?

http://tinyurl.com/jega7r6

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 09:48 PM (5o5ek)

57 9 Why can't I read AoSHQ at night? Scripts running freeze Firefox. Sux!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 22, 2016 09:33 PM (knRe2)

++++

Because you have failed to install the NoScript addon. Why do you hate NoScript?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 22, 2016 09:48 PM (R+30W)

58 Another country trying to get into the "I've got a carrier" club is Turkey for their F-35s.

I really hope the F-35 is a lead sinker now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 09:48 PM (dWubf)

59 46 So my wife put up a Don't tread on me Flag and one of the neighbors was walking by the house an Indian Gentleman and he told my wife that the Flag offends him, she told it was the Nations first flag. I wish she would have told him to go r himself.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 09:45 PM (c4yY7)
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Or say it's a First Nations flag.

Wait, dot or feather?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 22, 2016 09:49 PM (jR7Wy)

60 Still great work, especially considering it's a Sunday night ONT!!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 09:49 PM (wYnyS)

61 "Why can't I read AoSHQ at night? "

Did you turn the lights on?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2016 09:49 PM (ptqRm)

62 #57 Tell. Me. What. To. Do!!!11111!!!!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 22, 2016 09:50 PM (knRe2)

63 FYI I don't have this problem when in the comments section.

Yes I'm humiliated and embarrassed and have no techie to help me. Sob!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 22, 2016 09:51 PM (knRe2)

64 blano,

A little bit.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 09:52 PM (rJUlF)

65 I am so sorry RightwingProf

You will be in our prayers.

It took us ten years and we finally to have a baby we nearly gave up, I can't imagine the pain.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 09:52 PM (c4yY7)

66 Hey everybody.

There's a hole-in-the-wall rental place in an old building not that far from me, that's housed innumerable failed restaurants over the years.

Right now it's a breakfast and lunch joint that specializes in mesquite BBQ. It's name, I kid you not, is...

"Big Mista's Morning Wood."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 09:52 PM (ntObR)

67 Thunderbolt and Lightning

Those two planes

Uh-huh

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 22, 2016 09:52 PM (+1T7c)

68 Thunderbolt and lightning

Very, very frightening




Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 09:53 PM (MQEz6)

69 47 15 That's some good shit.

Is that modern cruise ship/Titanic thing real?

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 09:35 PM (qUNWi)

++++

A quick search on Tin Eye shows the picture of the cruise ship by itself was first crawled in 2010.The addition of the"Titanic" shows up in 2013.It's obviously a photoshop. But,is it accurate? I have no idea if the relative sizes of the two ships are accurate.

http://tinyurl.com/jfvpzmy
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 22, 2016 09:46 PM (R+30W)



I think that graphic is pretty accurate. Modern cruise ships are much, much bigger than Titanic.

They look rather top-heavy to me, like a real-life Poseidon Adventure waiting to happen.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 09:53 PM (sdi6R)

70 I've got a decent memory for facts and figures, and do well in geometric and spatial reasoning, but simply can not do the whole visualization thing. My memory is absolutely blind - completely insensate for that matter - and I actually have to see (touch, hear, taste, smell) a thing in real life or in a dream in order to see it again.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 22, 2016 09:31 PM (HalrA)

============
Do you day dream?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 22, 2016 09:53 PM (iQIUe)

71 It needed the Galileo probe, too.

Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 09:53 PM (MQEz6)

72 LOL Dot

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 09:54 PM (c4yY7)

73 A modern cruise ship is a parking garage married to a hotel plopped atop a hull.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 09:54 PM (dWubf)

74 62 #57 Tell. Me. What. To. Do!!!11111!!!!

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 22, 2016 09:50 PM (knRe2)

++++

Go here. Install the thingy.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 22, 2016 09:54 PM (R+30W)

75 Guys who identify as teenage girls are now free to attend Camp Climax and the world is a better place because of it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 09:54 PM (sl+zA)

76 "Why can't I read AoSHQ at night? "

Is your computer plugged in?


There, I think I got the pictures resized and formatted right now. And yes, I believe that Titanic picture is to scale. I looked up the dimensions of the Titanic once while on a 4 day Carnival cruse to Cozumel, and was stunned to realize that the (medium sized) ship I was on (Carnival Inspiration) was roughly the same size as the Titanic.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 22, 2016 09:55 PM (N8hFs)

77 Can you smoke a cigar on a cruise ship?

Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 09:55 PM (MQEz6)

78 I love the pic above of Camp Climax from "Lolita."

Just proves, even well into adulthood, Stanley Kubrick and Vladimir Nabokov could share and enjoy the occasional 12-year-old schoolboy giggle.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 09:55 PM (ntObR)

79 Magnifico-o-o-oh!

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 22, 2016 09:55 PM (D0J8L)

80 Look at an overlay or side by side of a Nimitz class CVN against a WWII Essex class carrier.

It's....(wait for it).....YUGE!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 22, 2016 09:55 PM (+1T7c)

81 well, that was quite some FTWD finale

Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 09:56 PM (uAvJJ)

82 Judy Blume is about to release her latest book, especially for transgender adolescents.

It's titled "Penis BAD! Penis BAD!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 09:56 PM (ntObR)

83 The Nickleback image made me laugh so hard I almost puked.

Jasus, man. Give some warning!

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2016 09:57 PM (ry34m)

84 an Indian Gentleman and he told my wife that the Flag offends him
>>>>>>

perhaps he would prefer his degrading caste system and the occasional inoffensive wife-hanging ?


Freaking foreigners. Should never have elected one president.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 22, 2016 09:57 PM (uxHUH)

85 #74 thanks! Gonna do it now

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 22, 2016 09:57 PM (knRe2)

86 Couple of the pictures are too small to make out.

I just opened the ones I couldn't make out in a new tab. Their size there was ok.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2016 09:58 PM (J3phO)

87
They look rather top-heavy to me, like a real-life Poseidon Adventure waiting to happen.
Posted by: rickl


Every time I see one on TV I think the same thing.
That Zumwalt ship looked top heavy in the picture.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 09:58 PM (k4M/B)

88 I like the giant beer. Made me thirsty.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 22, 2016 09:58 PM (iQIUe)

89 you smoke a cigar on a cruise ship?
Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 09:55 PM (MQEz6)

I know on the Princess Cruise I was on the Pub sold Cigars and you could smoke them.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 09:58 PM (c4yY7)

90 The guy with the Anti-Marxist, 9/11, Ted Cruz Battlewagon has LED lights on it.

I call either shenanigans or I call him into Thunderdome.

Christmas lights are shining and ambient reflections of Our Lord.

Jesus never went to a shitty nightclub unless he was trying to pull someone out of it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 09:58 PM (OQ9R7)

91 Displacement / Length / Class
27,100 tons / 872ft / Essex
82,000 tons / 1092ft / Nimitz

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 09:59 PM (dWubf)

92 So I signed up for a Data Scientist course through Coursera, and I was laughing my ass off while watching the classes today. This week's module is basically day one intel analysis basics that I teach soldiers. Some of the slides were almost word for word the same as mine, and he even used some of the same articles and xkcd comics.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 22, 2016 10:00 PM (fC9RO)

93 Thank you for the picture-filled ONT, WeirdDave
What is everyone up to tonite

Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 10:00 PM (uAvJJ)

94 Do you day dream?



Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 22, 2016 09:53 PM (iQIUe)


Only if I nod off during the day.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 22, 2016 10:00 PM (HalrA)

95 Can you smoke a cigar on a cruise ship?

Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 09:55 PM (MQEz6)


What would be really fun, is a Red Sea cruise on which you could smoke Somali pirates.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:01 PM (+/fKe)

96 Messaging in the planetary illustration is , well...... Hardly worth showing if you cant use the pic for some SJW cram down.

Posted by: Malignantly aggrieved and economically useless at May 22, 2016 10:01 PM (3ZttN)

97 Zumwalt - synonym for White Elephant.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 10:01 PM (dWubf)

98 So my wife put up a Don't tread on me Flag and one of the neighbors was walking by the house an Indian Gentleman and he told my wife that the Flag offends him

*****

Which version of "I'm sorry you feel offended. Now get off of my property and go fuck yourself." was used?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:01 PM (YLidQ)

99
89 you smoke a cigar on a cruise ship?
Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 09:55 PM (MQEz6)

I know on the Princess Cruise I was on the Pub sold Cigars and you could smoke them.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 09:58 PM (c4yY7)

Excellent.

Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 10:02 PM (MQEz6)

100
Your about 1,000 words short, WD.

LOl at the zodiac outfitted with 2,000 hp.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2016 10:02 PM (BK3ZS)

101 I feel so light now, like I could fly! Jeez you guys are the best.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at May 22, 2016 10:02 PM (knRe2)

102 >>Can you smoke a cigar on a cruise ship?
Posted by: eman

Well, you can't SMOKE it. Doesn't mean you can't enjoy one.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 22, 2016 10:03 PM (c7vUv)

103 Thunderbolt and lightning

Very, very frightening


I dunno, little guy up front could maybe use another blade.

Bunch of WWII planes flying around today giving rides. Man, I LOVE the sounds of their engines.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2016 10:03 PM (J3phO)

104 well, that was quite some FTWD finale

Please tell me everybody died...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 22, 2016 10:03 PM (D0J8L)

105 Brother Cavil, it's a zombie show. Even if they died they can still come back.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 10:04 PM (dWubf)

106 Your about 1,000 words short, WD.

I retitled it when I added the speedboat photo.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 22, 2016 10:04 PM (N8hFs)

107
98 So my wife put up a Don't tread on me Flag and one of the neighbors was walking by the house an Indian Gentleman and he told my wife that the Flag offends him

*****

Which version of "I'm sorry you feel offended. Now get off of my property and go fuck yourself." was used?
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:01 PM (YLidQ)

Noted for the record, Ghandi.

Here's a flute. Go find a basket and a cobra.

Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 10:05 PM (MQEz6)

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

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11862

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 22, 2016 10:05 PM (vBeA5)

109 Thanks Dave for a fantastic ONT post. Clever and fun. A good way to start a new week.

Posted by: JTB at May 22, 2016 10:05 PM (V+03K)

110 Not to be nit-picky, but shouldn't the P-38 Lightning be ahead of the P-47 Thunderbolt?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 10:05 PM (kP16F)

111
105 Brother Cavil, it's a zombie show. Even if they died they can still come back.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 10:04 PM (dWubf)

And the dialog will be better.

Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 10:06 PM (MQEz6)

112 Freaking foreigners. Should never have elected one president.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 22, 2016 09:57 PM (uxHUH)


Sure hope all the voters in the AZ Senatorial Primary remember that (hopefully former) Senator McCain assured us that we'd have NOTHING to fear with Barack Hussein Obama in the White House.

Boy did he ever get that one wrong!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:06 PM (wYnyS)

113
perhaps he would prefer his degrading caste system and the occasional inoffensive wife-hanging ?


Freaking foreigners. Should never have elected one president.
Posted by: Mortimer at May 22, 2016 09:57 PM (uxHUH)

My wife worked with an Indian (Dot) Dr , wife is a RN and the Dr expected her to do her laundry. My wife told the Dr to go fuck herself and to do her own fucking laundry.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 10:06 PM (c4yY7)

114 Titanic: 46,328 tons

Allure of the Seas: 242,999 tons

SeaWise Giant ULCC supertanker: 657,019 tons

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 10:06 PM (sl+zA)

115 Anna, Zumwalt means "to the woods"

Interesting thing, the Zumwalts moved to Missouri territory with the Boones.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2016 10:07 PM (ry34m)

116 "So my wife put up a Don't tread on me Flag and one of the neighbors was walking by the house an Indian Gentleman and he told my wife that the Flag offends him, she told it was the Nations first flag. I wish she would have told him to go r himself."
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 09:45 PM (c4yY7)

I "r"-ed myself often as a youth. Subsequently, I was more familiar with the founding of our Once-Great Nation.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:08 PM (OQ9R7)

117 "Hold the door!"

Quite a compelling scene, though in the case of anyone who hasn't seen it, I won't say anymore.

Posted by: Sasquatch the Original trans-Wookie at May 22, 2016 10:08 PM (tyD37)

118 all week, every local tv station has been lathered up about their fucking marathon. it led every night. how the fuck is this news? buncha fucked up, starving vegans running around in overpriced sneakers and fucking up traffic flow for the weekend. hope those prententious pricks all have blisters everywhere. total bullshit. if you want to run, go run. why should i give a fuck. some ethiopian will kick your ass anyway.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 22, 2016 10:08 PM (ucDmr)

119 Please tell me everybody died...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 22, 2016 10:03 PM (D0J8L)

well, not quite
but a main character did die

Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 10:09 PM (uAvJJ)

120 98 So my wife put up a Don't tread on me Flag and one of the neighbors was walking by the house an Indian Gentleman and he told my wife that the Flag offends him

*****

Which version of "I'm sorry you feel offended. Now get off of my property and go fuck yourself." was used?
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:01 PM (YLidQ)

Noted for the record, Ghandi.

Here's a flute. Go find a basket and a cobra.

Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 10:05 PM (MQEz6)


I'd have said, "So the American History course you took to gain your citizenship used a textbook by Howard Zinn, right?"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:09 PM (+/fKe)

121 My wife worked with an Indian (Dot) Dr , wife is a RN and the Dr expected her to do her laundry. My wife told the Dr to go fuck herself and to do her own fucking laundry.

I would pay money to be in the room for that conversation.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 10:09 PM (qUNWi)

122 might be the "#Bot" at the end of the URL...

that's a new one on me.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2016 10:09 PM (GnCxR)

123 Please tell me everybody died...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 22, 2016 10:03 PM (D0J8L)
well, not quite
but a main character did die
Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 10:09 PM (uAvJJ)

****

Awesome. So it has moved from a total waste of time to a total waste of time that was interesting for 3 minutes.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:10 PM (YLidQ)

124 "My wife worked with an Indian (Dot) Dr , wife is a RN and the Dr expected her to do her laundry. My wife told the Dr to go fuck herself and to do her own fucking laundry."
-Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 10:06 PM (c4yY7)

Indians, (dot), live in a caste system. It takes someone to tell them, "If you point out one more raised nail on this deck with that filthy toe, I'm going to smash it. -I swear to God."

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:10 PM (OQ9R7)

125
119 Please tell me everybody died...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 22, 2016 10:03 PM (D0J8L)
well, not quite
but a main character did die
Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 10:09 PM (uAvJJ)

...dude...

Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 10:11 PM (MQEz6)

126 Kindltot do you know anything about the Zumwalt DDG class?

They cost over $1 billion each. They are so expensive the Navy stopped production after three and restarted Arleigh Burke production.

These ships are the surface skimmer equivalent of the Sea Wolf class SSNs, which also was halted after three hulls.

Both classes are White Elephants. The 32 cLitoral Climax Schleps are just the Red Dye #5 cherries on a very large cow-patty pie topping.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 10:11 PM (dWubf)

127 I read the bleeding content (such as it was) pondered it over, reflected upon it and all that and still got "Number 2"... That doesn't happen very often!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 10:11 PM (kP16F)

128 Meme-filled ONT, WeirdDave. Highly satisfying. Took me a looooong time to get the "Thunderbolt and Lightning/Very very frightening" thing. I plead slowness due to ribs and boiled crawfish.

Posted by: joncelli at May 22, 2016 10:11 PM (1FhAQ)

129 Tell your Indian neighbor to go back to some warm & fuzzy place

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2016 10:12 PM (voOPb)

130 ..dude...

Posted by: eman at May 22, 2016 10:11 PM (MQEz6)

Well I didn't say *who*

Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 10:12 PM (uAvJJ)

131 eman
We went on an Alaska cruise do it if you can. The pub had some fancy Blower for the smoke, they had a Cigar night and they sold Cuban cigars but you had to smoke them before you left the ship or Customs would take them if they found them.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 10:12 PM (c4yY7)

132 Hodor

Posted by: NCKate at May 22, 2016 10:13 PM (dFKXl)

133 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 10:11 PM (dWubf)

But boy did a lot of retired admirals make some good bucks sitting on the Board of Directors at some Defense Contractors, and after all, THAT's what counts!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:13 PM (wYnyS)

134 I guess it wouldn't be culturally sensitive to go to India and complain about everyone having red dots on their foreheads.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 10:13 PM (sl+zA)

135 I didn't get the two plains thingy until the first Queen hint.


Posted by: Glorious Ungent at May 22, 2016 10:14 PM (EZtHS)

136 Why is Mommy sad on Sundays?

-Coloring Book on Cleveland Sports.

It might as well have said:

Why is Mommy sad on Sundays?

-Because she lives in Mogadishu.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:14 PM (OQ9R7)

137 133 Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:13 PM (wYnyS)

Like I used to say at Ft Bliss when major fuck-ups happened...

"from the geniuses who brought you the Sgt York..."

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 10:14 PM (g8Hfr)

138 If you have to deal with dot Indians, try to find the Christian ones. They're slightly less effed!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:15 PM (wYnyS)

139 Tell your Indian neighbor to go back to some warm & fuzzy place

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2016 10:12 PM (voOPb)


As much as I hate the term, how about using it as a teachable moment? Explain to the Indian neighbor about the origins and the history of the Gadsden Flag, and if he doesn't come around, then you can well and truly write him off as a Leftard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:16 PM (+/fKe)

140 Sven I call it the DIVAD so I don't dis the memory of the real Alvin York.

Yeah, DIVAD was not really much of an improvement over the Duster. Same dual 40mms on the same track chassis which is too slow to keep up with M-1s. And that it couldn't hit a stationary target even with radar well yeah total failure.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 10:17 PM (dWubf)

141 Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 10:14 PM (g8Hfr)

Truly amazing how smart some of the "brass" are!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:17 PM (wYnyS)

142 Weasel zippers

Norfolk shipyard is empty. No hulls under construction, no repairs being done.

Everyone laid off. Yards closed.

Posted by: Glorious Ungent at May 22, 2016 10:17 PM (EZtHS)

143 Oklahoma City is eating Golden State's lunch...

*click*

Chicago Cubs - 0
San Francisco Giants - 1

...Two outs, Top 8th.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:17 PM (OQ9R7)

144 >>>18 I drank a sixer of PBR tall boys today.

My condolences

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

145 I like many Indians, so long as I don't have to work with them. If you are working for them you are not treated as a colleague and the condescension can be grating. Got a belly full of that when I was editing tech publications in the telecom industry in the '90s.

Posted by: joncelli at May 22, 2016 10:18 PM (1FhAQ)

146 How do you drink six PIBBERs?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 10:18 PM (dWubf)

147 As much as I hate the term, how about using it as a teachable moment? Explain to the Indian neighbor about the origins and the history of the Gadsden Flag, and if he doesn't come around, then you can well and truly write him off as a Leftard.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:16 PM (+/fKe)

****

Concur, but the very fact that they walked by and felt the need to say they were offended indicates they already know how the game is played.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:18 PM (YLidQ)

148 Oh, I see it now. "Bohemian Rhapsody"... I had to listen to that one through in someone else's car once long ago!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 10:18 PM (kP16F)

149 Posted by: Glorious Ungent at May 22, 2016 10:17 PM (EZtHS)

Well, to be fair, it's not like we have the political will to win anything anymore! Far better to give the money in benefits to Democrat for Life voters!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:19 PM (wYnyS)

150 "I guess it wouldn't be culturally sensitive to go to India and complain about everyone having red dots on their foreheads."
-Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 10:13 PM (sl+zA)

It gets old saying, "The fucks the matter with you and that stupid elephant? Where's my cheeseburger?"

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:19 PM (OQ9R7)

151 Far better to give the money in benefits to Democrat for Life voters!
Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:19 PM (wYnyS)

*****

That must be true when every post ends with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:21 PM (YLidQ)

152 Has anyone gone from win 8.1 to 10?

8.1 sucks, does 10 suck too

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 22, 2016 10:21 PM (jJRIy)

153 "Concur, but the very fact that they walked by and felt the need to say they were offended indicates they already know how the game is played."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:18 PM (YLidQ)

*shoves $1 through USB port*

^SOLD!^

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:21 PM (OQ9R7)

154 Anna, I know very little about the Zumwalt class. No one asked for my opinion, and even if I had one that I cared to share with the people in charge they would tell me to a) go fnk myself and b) pay them more money for that privilege.
Since they get to take my money without my input I might as well leave it at that.

I do know a bit about the Zumwalt family history, so I do thank you for your concern and information and hope that I can accept your input with the same level of consideration and care in which it was offered.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2016 10:21 PM (ry34m)

155 Concur, but the very fact that they walked by and felt the need to say they were offended indicates they already know how the game is played.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:18 PM (YLidQ)


But perhaps he was offended only because of Leftard propaganda that told him he should be by the Gadsden Flag. Which is why I mentioned Howard Zinn earlier. If all the little he knows of that flag came from Leftard sources, he might be amenable to being schooled on the truth. Or not.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:22 PM (+/fKe)

156 Any country that has a mascot of poop to help motivate you from shiting in the streets ( Put the poo in the loo, look it up on YouTube) and he has the gall to be offended by a flag.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 10:22 PM (c4yY7)

157 How do you drink six PIBBERs?

With my esophagus.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 10:22 PM (qUNWi)

158 Wait a minute? People flashing money around?

Can I interest any of you Morons into purchasing my book?
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2016 10:22 PM (dWubf)

159 I guess it wouldn't be culturally sensitive to go to India and complain about everyone having red dots on their foreheads.

The red dots scare me. Is The Predator somewhere behind me?

And, by the way, the original text on the Gadsden flag actually was, "get off of my property and go fuck yourself"

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2016 10:22 PM (yddCj)

160 Has anyone gone from win 8.1 to 10?

8.1 sucks, does 10 suck too
Posted by: Nip Sip at May 22, 2016 10:21 PM (jJRIy)


No, but 10 seems to get more aggressive about trying to update itself, and it pisses me off that I don't know how to turn it off permanently.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 22, 2016 10:24 PM (Dj0WE)

161 Has anyone gone from win 8.1 to 10?

8.1 sucks, does 10 suck too
Posted by: Nip Sip at May 22, 2016 10:21 PM (jJRIy)

****

8.1 is teh suck. You lose nothing by going to .

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:24 PM (YLidQ)

162 "But perhaps he was offended only because of Leftard propaganda that told him he should be by the Gadsden Flag. Which is why I mentioned Howard Zinn earlier. If all the little he knows of that flag came from Leftard sources, he might be amenable to being schooled on the truth. Or not."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:22 PM (+/fKe)

When a foreigner uses the word "offended", I'm all out of Learnin' Words.

IF he brings beer?

I got teachin' words.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:24 PM (OQ9R7)

163 It gets old saying, "The fucks the matter with you and that stupid elephant? Where's my cheeseburger?"

When I was in my senior year of high school, 1983-84, in my Media Occupations class, we had video production equipment we could use for projects.

Anyway, one of the other students, Craig McDonald, came up with the idea of doing a commercial for mud. Naturally it was based on some Taster's Choice commercial of the time.

He wanted us to do our bits in an improv style; that is, just turn on the camera, tell us we're drinking mud, and let us riff. So we got to my cameo:

Me: "Mmm, interesting. What's this I'm drinking?"

Craig: "Mud!"

Me: "Mud? It kind of reminds me of the sacred cow's milk I had during my trip to India last year. Kind of fruity, kind of mellow..."

(Yes, even then I had the rep for being long-winded.)

So anyway, even though it might not translate here, my bit was a hit... even the girl I had a crush on who hated me, Lisa, liked my segment.

From then on I was the "kind of fruity, kind of mellow" guy, until graduation in June 1984. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 10:25 PM (ntObR)

164 161

To 10

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:25 PM (YLidQ)

165 the condescension can be grating.

Which made me laugh. The cream of the crop, the elite of 1.1 billion gets sent here- and the IIT grads I worked with were strikingly average. Very unimaginative, but real good at cookie-cutter stuff.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2016 10:26 PM (yddCj)

166 161
To 10
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:25 PM (YLidQ)

I just had a DOS flashback.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:26 PM (OQ9R7)

167 Hmm. Well I guess if they died and reanimated that would actually mean they'd get smarter, too...

I call that franchise "The Walking Dumb" for a reason.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 22, 2016 10:27 PM (D0J8L)

168 If you like the F-35 and the LCS, you're gonna looove the Space Launch System (SLS).

About $2 billion per flight, with a flight rate of once every two years. Of course, that doesn't include the design and construction costs.

But the important thing is that it will keep jobs in all the right states and congressional districts.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (sdi6R)

169 Very unimaginative, but real good at cookie-cutter stuff.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2016 10:26 PM (yddCj)

Yes, but they work cheap so...

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (wYnyS)

170 Any country that has a mascot of poop to help motivate you from shiting in the streets

Mr. Hanky is an Indian celebrity?

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (yddCj)

171 But perhaps he was offended only because of Leftard propaganda that told him he should be by the Gadsden Flag. Which is why I mentioned Howard Zinn earlier. If all the little he knows of that flag came from Leftard sources, he might be amenable to being schooled on the truth. Or not.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:22 PM (+/fKe)

****

In my experience, anyone instantly offended by anything are unteachable because they have already been inducted into a group think. You may try, but I have given up. Instand response is "Fuck them."

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (YLidQ)

172 14 Cause nothing says "Craft Brew" like Pabst.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 22, 2016 09:35 PM (1ijHg)

Quite a few years ago I was in Rochester, MN (business trip), and stopped by the hotel bar for a quick beer before heading back to my room for the night. I asked the barkeep if they had any locally made beers. He mumbled something I didn't quite catch. "I'll take one." Took a sip. "What did you say this was?" "Miller." Yeah... I guess that is local (relatively).

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (VSenK)

173 Bud natural ice is the ultimate swill.

Tastes awful and always causes IBS.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (v9E/c)

174 Elijah Wood: 'Hollywood in the grip of child abuse scandal similar to Jimmy Savile'

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zf648fy

Posted by: Foucault's Pendulous Balls at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (QX0Xt)

175 @17
Seriously: the only country with an actual fleet carrier comparable to an American one is _maybe_ the FS Charles de Gaulle. All the other "carriers" are what we call Amphibious Assault Ships. Even the much-vaunted Chinese carrier is a middleweight at best.

Now, this is actually quite understandable: most countries don't really need platforms for trans-ocean power projection. The European countries project power in Europe, the Asian countries in Asia. We're the only ones who _need_ fleet carriers.

Except maybe India. India's building some big carriers, and since India has pretty much decided they want to own the Indian Ocean, they've actually got a mission for them.
--------------------------

I think it's safe to say that China wants to project power. The Chinese want raw materials from other parts of the world, and are skirting the edge of running banana republics in some of the African countries.

But they don't have much of a naval tradition of their own, so they had to start with the old Soviet carrier that they have now. It'll be at least a decade, probably longer, before they can start doing something serious. They still have to train crews who can operate the baby carrier they've got, let alone a super carrier. But Beijing tends to try to take the long view.

And, of course, Japan has already responded with its new "helicopter" ships.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2016 10:29 PM (+ULUe)

176 Howdy, y'all!!! Anyone else have a good time at Maker Faire?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 10:30 PM (EzgxV)

177 But the important thing is that it will keep jobs in all the right states and congressional districts.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (sdi6R)


So you understand how the game is played, comrade?
Performance is secondary to redistribution of wealth!

Posted by: Bitch McConnell at May 22, 2016 10:30 PM (wYnyS)

178 Hi cthulhu, how are the tentacles?
glad you had a good time at maker faire
What did you do?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 10:31 PM (uAvJJ)

179 Well, up at 5:00 tomorrow Horde. Sleep well.

Posted by: joncelli at May 22, 2016 10:31 PM (1FhAQ)

180 I used to drink Sam Adams but gave it up after the St. Patrick's Day Gay Pride Parade kerfuffle in Boston... Making do with Yuengling from Pennsyltucky now!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 10:33 PM (kP16F)

181 And, of course, Japan has already responded with its new "helicopter" ships.
Posted by: junior at May 22, 2016 10:29 PM (+ULUe)


The size of the rotors, to get that thing off the ground must be massive.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 22, 2016 10:33 PM (Dj0WE)

182 What would be really fun, is a Red Sea cruise on which you could smoke Somali pirates.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------------

Heh. I can see it now, 'First Annual AoSHQ Cruise'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2016 10:34 PM (oFSUK)

183 And, of course, Japan has already responded with its new "helicopter" ships.
Posted by: junior at May 22, 2016 10:29 PM (+ULUe)


The size of the rotors, to get that thing off the ground must be massive.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 22, 2016 10:33 PM (Dj0WE)


Or off the water, since we're talking about ships.


Way to ruin a good joke, moron (I mean me).

Posted by: BurtTC at May 22, 2016 10:34 PM (Dj0WE)

184 WD thanks for the ONT. Nice job.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2016 10:34 PM (voOPb)

185 G'night, joncelli.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:35 PM (OQ9R7)

186 iforgot,

Been catching up on your z time this weekend, I hope!

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2016 10:36 PM (pcyHg)

187

Creepy Kids in Creepy Vintage Ads

http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/creepy-kids-in-creepy-vintage-ads.html

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 10:36 PM (k4M/B)

188 And, of course, Japan has already responded with its new "helicopter" ships.



Posted by: junior at May 22, 2016 10:29 PM (+ULUe)


Two turns of a wrench and they combine to form a giant robot.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 22, 2016 10:36 PM (fC9RO)

189 >>>172 Quite a few years ago I was in Rochester, MN.....

You could've had a Schells made in new Ulm, MN that shit is puking good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2016 10:37 PM (voOPb)

190 "I'll take one." Took a sip. "What did you say this was?" "Miller." Yeah... I guess that is local (relatively).
Posted by: Bacon Jeff
---------

Happened to me in Oshkosh. Asked the waitress for a local beer, she brought an Old Milwaukee. I had no logical basis for complaining.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2016 10:37 PM (oFSUK)

191 Two turns of a wrench and they combine to form a giant robot.
Posted by: Colorado Alex
-------

Heh. An 80% Lower?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2016 10:38 PM (oFSUK)

192
And, of course, Japan has already responded with its new "helicopter" ships.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2016 10:29 PM (+ULUe)





The size of the rotors, to get that thing off the ground must be massive.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 22, 2016 10:33 PM (Dj0WE)


Trust me, they're more trouble than they're worth.

Posted by: Nick Fury at May 22, 2016 10:39 PM (fC9RO)

193 As I said earlier... I gave the SF Giants a slight advantage over the Chicago Cubs.

Final Score: CHC 0, SF 1.

If I were a betting man...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:39 PM (OQ9R7)

194 @181 181 And, of course, Japan has already responded with its new "helicopter" ships.
Posted by: junior at May 22, 2016 10:29 PM (+ULUe)


The size of the rotors, to get that thing off the ground must be massive.
-------------------

They're currently in talks with Tony Stark to use repulsor technology instead.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2016 10:39 PM (+ULUe)

195
Heh. An 80% Lower?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2016 10:38 PM (oFSUK)


The old joke was that Japan was two turns of a wrench away from having nuclear weapons if they needed them.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 22, 2016 10:39 PM (fC9RO)

196 Second week of work starts tomorrow.

I went to work all day every day for a week, and then I have to do it again?!?

#Firstworldproblems

Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2016 10:40 PM (2Ocf1)

197 Creepy Kids in Creepy Vintage Ads



http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/creepy-kids-in-creepy-vintage-ads.html

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 10:36 PM (k4M/B)

okay, that is rather creepy

Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 10:40 PM (uAvJJ)

198 Sunday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734427343540756480

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734427611393368064

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734427814603030528

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734428030349672448

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734428215410888704


Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2016 10:41 PM (ZiS0i)

199 Posted by: blaster at May 22, 2016 10:40 PM (2Ocf1)

We have a plan for that!

Posted by: Obamacare Coordinator at May 22, 2016 10:41 PM (wYnyS)

200 A modern cruise ship is a parking garage married to a hotel plopped atop a hull.

The really big ones are like the housing projects of the sea.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 22, 2016 10:41 PM (qJhUV)

201 I've been distracting myself from my sucky weekend by picking up the sketching pencils. Nerd that I am, the subjects are a bit comic-bookish.

https://twitter.com/Capt_Whitebread/status/734575440946286592

https://twitter.com/Capt_Whitebread/status/734575551206264834

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:42 PM (rJUlF)

202 One can avoid the squirming bag of spyware/adware what is Windows 10 with GWX Control Panel and picking through the Windows updates I get before I install them...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 10:43 PM (kP16F)

203 More Sunday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734428413151305728

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734428644874014725

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734428836172070912

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734429011355410433

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734429217199267840

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2016 10:43 PM (ZiS0i)

204
A modern cruise ship is a parking garage married to a hotel plopped atop a hull.
The really big ones are like the housing projects of the sea.
Posted by: tu3031


Section nine housing?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 10:43 PM (k4M/B)

205 Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:42 PM (rJUlF)

Not bad! Wish I could do half as well!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:43 PM (wYnyS)

206 I went to work all day every day for a week, and then I have to do it again?!?

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

And the next thing you know, you've been doing it for 30 years.

*mutters animatedly to self*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 10:44 PM (sl+zA)

207 Those ads are creepy, but 1970s ads were too.

Anyone else remember "Love's Baby Soft"?? Some of those ads would be considered child porn today, I think.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 10:44 PM (ntObR)

208
Elijah Wood: 'Hollywood in the grip of child abuse scandal similar to Jimmy Savile'

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zf648fy
Posted by: Foucault's Pendulous Balls at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (QX0Xt)
-------------------

And here's my favorite part of the story: Elijah Wood says he escaped the abuse because . . . his mom wouldn't let him go to Hollywood parties.

Yes folks, that's the secret. A vigilant parent.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 10:44 PM (5o5ek)

209 CW, those are some good sketches

Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 10:44 PM (uAvJJ)

210 174 Elijah Wood: 'Hollywood in the grip of child abuse scandal similar to Jimmy Savile'

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zf648fy
Posted by: Foucault's Pendulous Balls at May 22, 2016 10:28 PM (QX0Xt)
Anybody really surprised by this, the Xmen Director is known to like "young men" and the whole scandal with his first movie where he forced the extras to shower nude and the boys were under age and they took pictures of them and the pictures disappeared. They sued and it was settled out of court. The kid that stared in it became a drug addict and killed himself and it's rumored that the Director got him hooked. Apt Pupil is the movie.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 10:44 PM (c4yY7)

211
We held an Eagle Court of Honor yesterday, before which I had thd young man who would deliver the invocation practice reading his lines (the Beatitudes, "Blessed are the..."). He has some problems reading and an attention deficit issue, so rehearsal is warrented.

He reads this line, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God", pauses, looks up and says, "Hi, God!". I LOLed and told him, "Don't you dare do that during the ceremony!" He didn't, but he was close to laughing when he delivered that line during the real deal.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2016 10:44 PM (BK3ZS)

212 Even More Sunday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734429390583402496

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734429880067215360

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734430136360173568

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/734431303941005312

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2016 10:45 PM (ZiS0i)

213 Gays & Muslims Unite!






Yes, they unite on a roof then go their separate ways.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 22, 2016 10:45 PM (45oDG)

214 They're currently in talks with Tony Stark to use repulsor technology instead.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2016 10:39 PM (+ULUe)


Which is why helicopters fly. So ugly, the Earth rejects them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:45 PM (+/fKe)

215
iforgot,

Been catching up on your z time this weekend, I hope!
Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2016 10:36 PM (pcyHg)
--------------------

6killer, thanks so much for asking. I have, and I've resolved to take a nap on my lunch hour every day. No more of this zombie-like existence with a cold or infection every 3 months.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (5o5ek)

216 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2016 10:44 PM (BK3ZS)

I'm sure God will understand!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (wYnyS)

217 "https://twitter.com/Capt_Whitebread/status/734575440946286592

https://twitter.com/Capt_Whitebread/status/734575551206264834
"
-Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:42 PM (rJUlF)

The first one is silly, but cool... lol.

The second one is something I would draw replicate.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (OQ9R7)

218 "46 So my wife put up a Don't tread on me Flag"

I had a Gadsden flag in my picture window for a long time, so I replaced it with the 1st National flag of the Confederacy a few weeks ago.

Here on Crack Alley, I really think no one gives a shit.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (eHpnh)

219 64 blano,

A little bit.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 09:52 PM (rJUlF) 64 blano,

A little bit.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 09:52 PM (rJUlF)



Good to hear.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (EzgxV)

220 210 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 10:44 PM (c4yY7)

The "beautiful people"....

and that is why I favor the shit stuck on my shoe more than the Infotainment all-stars

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (g8Hfr)

221 213 Gays & Muslims Unite!

Yes, they unite on a roof then go their separate ways.

-----------

Gay men learn to soar in muslim societies.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (sl+zA)

222 I'm sure God will understand!
Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (wYnyS)

****

Yes he will!!!!!!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 10:47 PM (YLidQ)

223 AOP - heh....the fat chicks of aviation...

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at May 22, 2016 10:47 PM (RMSUG)

224 "Kindltot do you know anything about the Zumwalt DDG class? They cost over $1 billion each."

Last I looked, the Zumwalts were up to something like $4.5B.

To buy a "destroyer".

That's how much a Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier used to cost.

Of course, the Navy chose to stop building those and start building the new Ford class, now up to $13B for the first hull in the water, 25% over budget and seriously late, and with more overruns surely yet to come.

Oh, and the sooper dooper amaze-o electromagnetic cats installed on the Ford, with no backup plan, don't work right.

Other than that, everything's nominal! Right on course!

Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 10:47 PM (noWW6)

225 Miss Kyle reminded me of Arlene Martel.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0551458/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 10:48 PM (k4M/B)

226 224 Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 10:47 PM (noWW6)

DO NOT WORRY THREE GERALD FORDS TRUMP !) NIMITZ CLASS CVNS!

//Lead Singer of the Village People-Obama SecNav

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 10:48 PM (g8Hfr)

227 The first one is silly, but cool... lol.

The second one is something I would draw replicate.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (OQ9R7)

The first one popped into my head this afternoon. I have no idea why. The second one was more my regular style, such as it is.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:48 PM (rJUlF)

228 6killer, thanks so much for asking. I have, and I've
resolved to take a nap on my lunch hour every day. No more of this
zombie-like existence with a cold or infection every 3 months.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 10:46 PM (5o5ek)

I'm happy to hear that...a lunch hour nap will certainly revitalize you! I know for me...prolonged lack of sleep makes me feel like I'm operating in a fog. Really, really difficult to focus.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2016 10:49 PM (pcyHg)

229 I don't understand the Nickleback hate. Actually I don't understand the hate directed at any band / musician for their music.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 22, 2016 10:50 PM (MNgU2)

230 Love the Pooh and Piglet one.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 22, 2016 10:50 PM (0mRoj)

231 It's hinted by Corey Feldman that it was Geffen of Gefen Records that raped Corey Haim and Feldman, he can't name him because he would be sued to the Stone Age.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 10:51 PM (c4yY7)

232
I take all this Hwd child sex scandals with a grain of salt. Not every gay teen is an unwilling participant. Plus, the ones who claim they are in the know never drop names and seem to be doing it for their own publicity.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 22, 2016 10:51 PM (iQIUe)

233 229 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 22, 2016 10:50 PM (MNgU2)

Neither did I until the Entertainment Gods decided to out Nickleback on the end of their crank and ram it down America's throat.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 10:51 PM (g8Hfr)

234 'sup morons ?

??

Posted by: Jake at May 22, 2016 10:51 PM (faiUU)

235 174 Elijah Wood: 'Hollywood in the grip of child abuse scandal similar to Jimmy Savile'

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zf648fy



The same Hollywood that pumps out movie after movie and stupid TV show plotline after another about the Catholic Church's scandal? That Hollywood?

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2016 10:52 PM (lD42N)

236 ... are skirting the edge of running banana republics in some of the African countries.


If Europe had any brains or balls, they would have had a Monroe Doctrine for Africa.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 22, 2016 10:52 PM (LWu6U)

237 ..."The second one was more my regular style, such as it is."
-Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:48 PM (rJUlF)

I saw the traces of the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 "egg lines".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:52 PM (OQ9R7)

238 #174, people keep talking about the child abuse in Hollywood, but no one is willing to name names. Even someone like Corey Feldman, who doesn't have a career anymore.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 22, 2016 10:52 PM (FQKBL)

239 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 22, 2016 10:50 PM (MNgU2)

Like so many things, of you don't like it don't listen/watch it! Life's too short to waste your hate on trivia. Besides, in the camps they play Nickleback 24/7!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:53 PM (wYnyS)

240 232 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 22, 2016 10:51 PM (iQIUe)

Singer settled, and Singer turned the X-Men into a glee metaphor....

B doesn't means he's guilty of A but it still makes him an asshat.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 10:53 PM (g8Hfr)

241 Anyone running firefox that wants to see the pictures, I recommend image zoom for firefox addon.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 22, 2016 10:53 PM (LWu6U)

242 "I don't understand the Nickleback hate. Actually I don't understand the hate directed at any band / musician for their music."
-Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 22, 2016 10:50 PM (MNgU2)

Have you listened to, say, Nickleback?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:53 PM (OQ9R7)

243 I saw the traces of the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 "egg lines".
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:52 PM (OQ9R7)

I need a better eraser.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:53 PM (rJUlF)

244 I hate Nickelback.

I understand it.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 10:54 PM (qUNWi)

245 187
Creepy Kids in Creepy Vintage Ads

http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/creepy-kids-in-creepy-vintage-ads.html
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 10:36 PM (k4M/B)


That is some seriously funny shit.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2016 10:54 PM (sdi6R)

246 152 Has anyone gone from win 8.1 to 10?

8.1 sucks, does 10 suck too

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 22, 2016 10:21 PM (jJRIy)



According to its license terms, 10 is a giant ass-raping for your privacy and intellectual property. Anything you create or store on 10 is Microsoft's to do with as they please.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 10:55 PM (EzgxV)

247 Of course, the Navy chose to stop building those and start building the new Ford class, now up to $13B for the first hull in the water, 25% over budget and seriously late, and with more overruns surely yet to come.

And a couple of assholes in Yemen can rip off some speedboats, load them up with explosives, run those suckers right up to USS Mcboatface and boom.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2016 10:55 PM (6FqZa)

248 I don't understand the Nickleback hate. Actually I don't understand the hate directed at any band / musician for their music.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 22, 2016 10:50 PM (MNgU2)


Nickelback comes from Hanna, Alberta, about an hour down the road from me. It got old real fast listening to their super-preachy song about spouse abuse on the jukebox in the local bar, lemme tell you. Never gets played, now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:56 PM (+/fKe)

249 Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 10:54 PM (qUNWi)

Curious. Why do you hate them?

I don't like their music but it doesn't bother me if others do.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 22, 2016 10:56 PM (MNgU2)

250 238
#174, people keep talking about the child abuse in Hollywood, but no one
is willing to name names. Even someone like Corey Feldman, who doesn't
have a career anymore.


There is a new documentary: An Open Secret, which names a lot of names. hang on a sec. and I will try to find a link

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 22, 2016 10:56 PM (LWu6U)

251 "I need a better eraser."
-Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:53 PM (rJUlF)

Not really. They mean V1.0. They are originals.

If you really want a good eraser, however...

Pentel Elites are my favorite! *click, click, click*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 10:57 PM (OQ9R7)

252
160 Has anyone gone from win 8.1 to 10?

8.1 sucks, does 10 suck too
Posted by: Nip Sip at May 22, 2016 10:21 PM (jJRIy)


No, but 10 seems to get more aggressive about trying to update itself, and it pisses me off that I don't know how to turn it off permanently.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 22, 2016 10:24 PM (Dj0WE)



GWX Control Panel -- http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 10:57 PM (EzgxV)

253 Evening horde.

Fun ONT WeirdDave

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 22, 2016 10:57 PM (hlMPp)

254 According to its license terms, 10 is a giant ass-raping for your privacy and intellectual property. Anything you create or store on 10 is Microsoft's to do with as they please.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 10:55 PM (EzgxV)


NTTATWWT!

Linux Mint or Win 7 seem to work pretty well!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 10:58 PM (wYnyS)

255 I listen to a wide variety of music. While I dislike certain songs, I don't know that I 'hate' any particular band. I probably do, but I'm mellowed out at the moment, so I can't recall.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2016 10:59 PM (pcyHg)

256 "short white cox", maybe... but my scrotum is a yard long!

Posted by: bernie sanders at May 22, 2016 10:59 PM (6FqZa)

257 I don't like their music but it doesn't bother me if others do.

Who said it bothers me if others like it?

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 10:59 PM (qUNWi)

258 I arrived at work Friday to find my PC had updated from Win 7 to 10. I'd roll it back, but it's been decided my desktop would be the guinea pig before it's rolled out to the entire office.

My fear is that it'll somehow screw up the computers we use to play digital audio in the studios.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:59 PM (rJUlF)

259 hillary is a scaley,puss oozing, drunken scrunt. wake the fuck up idiots.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 22, 2016 11:00 PM (ucDmr)

260 Google search "an open secret, reddit" and it should be a top link. It has a link for a weshare site that is three months old but i think still good.

The documentary is brutal though. really hard to watch, but as a documentary it is great.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 22, 2016 11:00 PM (LWu6U)

261 people keep talking about the child abuse in Hollywood, but no one is
willing to name names. Even someone like Corey Feldman, who doesn't have
a career anymore.


The minute they say, "X raped me" or "Y likes to fuck underaged girls" the studio lawyers will crucify them.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 22, 2016 11:00 PM (fC9RO)

262 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 10:56 PM (+/fKe)

Listening to the lyrics is like reading the content--for amateurs only!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 11:00 PM (wYnyS)

263 I haven't had an issue with Win 8.1.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2016 11:00 PM (lD42N)

264 I'm out of smokes. I'm going to roll more.

...and watch the re-run of Gutfeld's show.

*blip*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 22, 2016 11:00 PM (OQ9R7)

265 Best ONT evah!!!

Posted by: Sharkman at May 22, 2016 11:00 PM (pIIW9)

266 If Europe had any brains or balls, they would have had a Monroe Doctrine for Africa.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 22, 2016 10:52 PM (LWu6U)


Remember, it's only colonialism when White people do it...

Posted by: Critical Colonial Studies Major (with a Minor in Great Leaps Forward) at May 22, 2016 11:01 PM (vBeA5)

267 178 Hi cthulhu, how are the tentacles?
glad you had a good time at maker faire
What did you do?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 22, 2016 10:31 PM (uAvJJ)



Well, the fiancee learned how to pick locks. I found new CNC devices (CNC pancake maker; CNC wire bender; CNC 3D printer with a white/black/C/M/Y filament-mixing hot end....); visited with godkids and godkids parents.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 11:01 PM (EzgxV)

268 Colorado Alex, I don't think Feldman has much of value any more.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 22, 2016 11:02 PM (FQKBL)

269 Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 22, 2016 11:00 PM (fC9RO)

The "law" has become the tool of choice for the destruction and dismantling of our civil society!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 11:02 PM (wYnyS)

270 Only 10,000 words short.

Posted by: mindful webworker critically critical at May 22, 2016 11:02 PM (5a8XA)

271 Curious. Why do you hate them?

I don't like their music but it doesn't bother me if others do.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 22, 2016 10:56 PM (MNgU2)


I'm curious, if you don't like them, then why do you care if others say mean things about them?


Honestly, I wouldn't call what happens to nickelback "hate.' More like complete contempt.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 22, 2016 11:02 PM (Dj0WE)

272 Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 10:59 PM (qUNWi)

Didn't say you did. I just made my own statement. I asked you before that why do you hate them. Now I don't care.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 22, 2016 11:02 PM (MNgU2)

273 266 Posted by: Critical Colonial Studies Major (with a Minor in Great Leaps Forward) at May 22, 2016 11:01 PM (vBeA5)

The Chinese will be just as gentle as the EUtopians too when the chips are down...heh.

HAHAHA

A ruthless America would use African-AMerican HumInt to fuck China's world in Africa...

pity we left that America in our other pants.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 11:02 PM (g8Hfr)

274
Nick is this heroin hipster - they're not dead, we're all dead!!!1!! One of these days he's going to get caught in a rainstorm and then he'll be sorry.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 22, 2016 11:02 PM (iQIUe)

275 The article on creepy ads was good.

This ad for Van Camp's Pork & Beans looks to me as if it was designed by Stanley Kubrick.

http://tinyurl.com/j9nkrhg

"Young Jack Torrence"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 11:02 PM (ntObR)

276 I wonder what the forthcoming Trump class carriers will look like. Classy and luxurious for sure, I supposed. Maybe they'll have supermodel and Miss USA/Universe crew. All the crew on deck who do all the signalling will be the hawt babes.

That would be great.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (DW+jj)

277 Barb,

It doesn't matter. They can still make his life a legal hell. And likely go after family as well.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (fC9RO)

278 you know the burning times is just the reset button.



I'm stocking up on TP and bullets

everything else is solvable

Posted by: Jake at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (faiUU)

279 Oh, another Zumwalt tidbit. The main battery, two big guns, intended for long range naval fire support, were originally planned to fire cheap unguided projectiles for general suppressive bombardment, plus also fire expensive supergenius guided ones to allow precision fires on critical targets.

I'm sure all of you will be shocked -- shocked!!! -- to learn that somehow, mysteriously, the cheap rounds never got developed. And so every time a Zumwalt fires one of its guns, that's a three hundred thousand dollar projectile departing the muzzle.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (noWW6)

280 Civil War short review.

Meh.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (hlMPp)

281
So my cryptic post @56 is about the Padres game this weekend where the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus (like I want to know the sexual orientation of a singing group -- and sexual orientation is the distinguishing criterion for joining) got drowned out when someone accidentally played a recording of the anthem.

You can imagine the circles of hell that are erupting.

Another lesson in why out-of-context identity groups are BULLSHIT. (A gay men's dating club sure, but a gay men's chorus?) One slip-up and there's a suspect agenda afoot. Mortal insults have been lodged, no one's word can be trusted, investigations must be launched, apologies abjectly delivered, monies paid, a city's reputation blotted.

I say all this as someone who has nothing against gays.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 11:04 PM (5o5ek)

282
Didn't say you did. I just made my own statement. I asked you before that why do you hate them. Now I don't care.


I hate them cause they suck.

Why am I supposed to care if you care or don't care?

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2016 11:04 PM (qUNWi)

283 It doesn't matter. They can still make his life a legal hell. And likely go after family as well.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (fC9RO)

Civil litigation is a thing of beauty, if you have enough money!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 11:04 PM (wYnyS)

284 279 Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (noWW6)

Liberals (by which I mean flag officers) think non-precision munitions are immoral....

WW2 killed folks for pennies on the dollar.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 11:05 PM (g8Hfr)

285 Win 10 represents a change in Microsoft's business strategy. Instead of making money selling licenses, they're going to collect information about you from your computing activity. They want to be Google.

I've been happy with the OS overall after upgrading from 7, but you have to understand what you're giving up for it. you do have some ability to limit what is collected, but they don't go out of their way to let you know about it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 11:05 PM (sl+zA)

286
Civil War short review.

Meh.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (hlMPp)
-----------------

Thank you! I'll read a good book on the subject.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 11:05 PM (5o5ek)

287 Civil litigation is a thing of beauty, if you have enough money!
Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 11:04 PM (wYnyS)

******

Definitely!!!!!!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 22, 2016 11:06 PM (YLidQ)

288 Singer settled, and Singer turned the X-Men into a glee metaphor....

B doesn't means he's guilty of A but it still makes him an asshat.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 10:53 PM (g8Hfr)

=========
Singer didnt settle. The case was dismissed by the plaintiff.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 22, 2016 11:06 PM (iQIUe)

289 hillary is a scaley,puss oozing, drunken scrunt. wake the fuck up idiots.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 22, 2016 11:00 PM (ucDmr)


And those are her good points...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 11:07 PM (+/fKe)

290 As far as bands people love to hate...I play artists I don't care for every weekday. It's my job, but I don't talk bad about the one's I don't like, because if we're playing them, they're SOMEONE's favorite.

That review was an great example of why I can't stand music critics.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 11:07 PM (rJUlF)

291
San Diego Gay Men's Chorus

Now I know how they got the name of the Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 11:07 PM (k4M/B)

292 I'm sure all of you will be shocked --
shocked!!! -- to learn that somehow, mysteriously, the cheap rounds
never got developed. And so every time a Zumwalt fires one of its guns,
that's a three hundred thousand dollar projectile departing the muzzle.


Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (noWW6)


They probably never developed the cheap round in the name of budget cuts. Your government at work.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 22, 2016 11:08 PM (HalrA)

293 Evenin' everyone from gorgeous Greer, AZ.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 22, 2016 11:08 PM (l+WgD)

294 India's building some big carriers, and since India has pretty much decided they want to own the Indian Ocean, they've actually got a mission for them.
Fuck them and Colimba too!

Posted by: the malvinas maldives at May 22, 2016 11:08 PM (PLnZs)

295 Thank you! I'll read a good book on the subject.
Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 11:05 PM (5o5ek)

I forget the name but there is a good one that details Grants time spent in Wakanda as well as Lee in Sokovia.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 22, 2016 11:08 PM (hlMPp)

296 You would think an Indian would sympathize with a flag telling the British to back off.

Posted by: Tmitsss at May 22, 2016 11:08 PM (sUvQQ)

297 Even with the lawsuits that would come, I'm surprised a name or two hasn't been floated around more.

For instance, Tom Cruise is sue happy, but there have been rumors flying about him forever.

Maybe it's different because producers aren't as well known. The only other possibility is it's just common, so there isn't just one person to talk about.

Posted by: AD at May 22, 2016 11:08 PM (VtV1E)

298 Maybe the Bill Cosby approach would work. Have so many people come out of the woodwork that it would be difficult to fight.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 22, 2016 11:09 PM (FQKBL)

299 Liberals (by which I mean flag officers) think non-precision munitions are immoral....



WW2 killed folks for pennies on the dollar.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 11:05 PM (g8Hfr)


There's always been these kind of idiots that think they can sanitize war. All they ever end up doing is making the next one worse, since we have to relearn how to fight all over again.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 22, 2016 11:09 PM (HalrA)

300 280 Civil War short review.

Meh.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (hlMPp)

I really enjoyed it. CW Jr and I are going to see it again before he goes to visit his mom for the summer. Diff'rent strokes and all that.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 11:09 PM (rJUlF)

301 this is why the world is fucked.

This lady should have a ?National Holiday or something


.......

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 51, who bravely confronted Lee Rigby's machete-wielding killers, has told how she wished she acted like a 'coward' that day as the moment has ruined her life.

The mother-of-two, dubbed the 'Angel of Woolwich', said she regrets challenging the crazed killers just seconds after they butchered the 25-year-old soldier to death. Others fled the scene outside the Woolwich barracks on May 22, 2013, but the former cub scout leader tried to keep the killers talking for a long as possible to prevent them from doing anything else violent.

Ingrid, from Helston, Cornwall, now suffers from PTSD and struggles to sleep.

Posted by: Jake at May 22, 2016 11:09 PM (faiUU)

302 288 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 22, 2016 11:06 PM (iQIUe)

Right, just like Whore E Wood didn't have fixers in the '30s giving out go away money....

I take everything out of that cesspool with boulder sized grains of salt...

YMMV

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 11:09 PM (g8Hfr)

303
I forget the name but there is a good one that details Grants time spent in Wakanda as well as Lee in Sokovia.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 22, 2016 11:08 PM (hlMPp)
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Thanks. I'll get to those after I get through some really basic stuff.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 11:09 PM (5o5ek)

304 Evenin' everyone from gorgeous Greer, AZ.


Posted by: Blanco Basura
****

We have a place in AZ called Greer?
Was Devil's Bunghole already taken?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 11:10 PM (hVdx9)

305 Singer offered what was it 100,000 over the table?

Accuser's lawyers quit when he refused....then apologies flowed...

someone got paid.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 11:10 PM (g8Hfr)

306 GWX Control Panel -- http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/
Posted by: cthulhu
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Well, that was easy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2016 11:11 PM (oFSUK)

307 299 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 22, 2016 11:09 PM (HalrA)

Trouble is this time we'll be eating nukes.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 11:11 PM (g8Hfr)

308
Civil War short review.

The North won.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 11:11 PM (k4M/B)

309 276 I wonder what the forthcoming Trump class carriers will look like. Classy and luxurious for sure, I supposed. Maybe they'll have supermodel and Miss USA/Universe crew. All the crew on deck who do all the signalling will be the hawt babes.

That would be great.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 22, 2016 11:03 PM (DW+jj)


They will be gold plated, but so bright they'll burn out the eyes of any enemy that spots it.

Posted by: AD at May 22, 2016 11:12 PM (VtV1E)

310 'night all.

Rack time.


Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2016 11:12 PM (pcyHg)

311 My fear is that it'll somehow screw up the computers we use to play digital audio in the studios.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:59 PM (rJUlF)


And that fear is not unfounded in the least. Back in the good old WinXP days, there was a windows update that included some DRM shit. I lost the ability to make a hard-drive mp3 Recording of streaming audio (or any other source) being played through my sound card. There are work-arounds, but none are convenient.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 11:12 PM (+/fKe)

312 We have a place in AZ called Greer?

Was Devil's Bunghole already taken?


I think Devil's Bunghole was the original name for Laveen or Maryvale.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 22, 2016 11:13 PM (l+WgD)

313 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 22, 2016 11:08 PM (HalrA)

Hey, it's not like they're spending their own money, and furthermore, they don't ever expect to be called upon to engage in an armed conflict with a declared goal of winning (or a definition of victory), and finally. if there were a conflict, nobody (friends, sons, daughters) "they" know would be involved.

So, what difference, at this point, does it make?

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 11:13 PM (wYnyS)

314 F Bill Gates up the butt with a falming porcupine!
Came home from visiting family to find my PC trying to update to windows 10. Almost an hour later I got it back to my original OS.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 11:14 PM (hVdx9)

315
night, sixkiller. Sleep well!

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 11:14 PM (5o5ek)

316 "Linux Mint or Win 7 seem to work pretty well!"

Another thumbs up for Linux Mint.

I remember the bad old days of Linux distros, and getting them to install and work. Endless hours of fussy fragile command-line configurations. Asking, hat in hand, for help. From bitchy Linux gurus who often had no patience with noobs.

"RTFM, dumbshit."

Uh, I already did R the M. It didn't answer my questions. Which is something I stated up front. In the question. RTFQ, dumbshit.

Whereas Mint just installed and worked. Like that. Just like that.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 11:14 PM (noWW6)

317 I just watched Back to the Beach, which is a much better movie than you'd think. Bob Denver plays the bartender, dressed as Gilligan. He has one of the best lines of 1987:" I lived for years with this guy who was a real genius. He could take two of these, two coconuts and a length of string and make a nuclear reactor, but he couldn't fix A 2 foot hole in a boat". Lots of great cameos, pretty damn funny movie.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 22, 2016 11:14 PM (N8hFs)

318 My laptop upgraded itself to windows 10 two nights ago.

Posted by: bernie sanders at May 22, 2016 11:14 PM (6FqZa)

319 I really enjoyed it. CW Jr and I are going to see it again before he goes to visit his mom for the summer. Diff'rent strokes and all that.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 11:09 PM (rJUlF)

It was good but different.

I don't like them fighting amongst each other

And Stark wasn't Stark.

And I'll stop before *spoiler alerts* are needed.

But hell, give me Wanda on my team anytime.

Umm, for fighting....yeah, that's it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 22, 2016 11:15 PM (hlMPp)

320 258 I arrived at work Friday to find my PC had updated from Win 7 to 10. I'd roll it back, but it's been decided my desktop would be the guinea pig before it's rolled out to the entire office.

My fear is that it'll somehow screw up the computers we use to play digital audio in the studios.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 10:59 PM (rJUlF)



Have you seen https://blog.vellumatlanta.com/2016/05/04 /apple-stole-my-music-no-seriously/ ?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 11:15 PM (EzgxV)

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 11:15 PM (kP16F)

322 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 11:12 PM (+/fKe)

Yet, LINUX works like a champ!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 11:16 PM (wYnyS)

323 We have a place in AZ called Greer?

Was Devil's Bunghole already taken?

I think Devil's Bunghole was the original name for Laveen or Maryvale.


Posted by: Blanco Basura
****

I need to start a city called Nuckin' Futs AZ

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 11:16 PM (hVdx9)

324 SHARKNADO 4 comes on July 31

Posted by: Albert Camus at May 22, 2016 11:17 PM (e8kgV)

325 324 SHARKNADO 4 comes on July 31
Posted by: Albert Camus at May 22, 2016 11:17 PM (e8kgV)


Awesome, there's a reason to live for 2 1/2 more months.

Posted by: AD at May 22, 2016 11:18 PM (VtV1E)

326 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 11:14 PM (hVdx9)

That happened to me about rwo months ago.

I got Windows 7 back, but it killed my task scheduler.

I still haven't been able to fix it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 22, 2016 11:18 PM (Zu3d9)

327 Think you have to ensure that all updates are turned off in pre-10 Windows, or it will decide what's best for you! Then you hand select updates that are not Win 10 installers!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 22, 2016 11:19 PM (wYnyS)

328 I need to start a city called Nuckin' Futs AZ

Why not Kizmiaz?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 22, 2016 11:19 PM (l+WgD)

329 He forgot the "Notice:" at the bottom of the thread! Was probably worn out from all of that other content typing.

Posted by: goon at May 22, 2016 11:20 PM (WCaSy)

330 Tomorrow we go on vacation. How many stars is Dick's Halfway Inn?

Posted by: ALH at May 22, 2016 11:20 PM (Z56vq)

331 Rwo. Rwo.

Posted by: scooby doo at May 22, 2016 11:20 PM (PLnZs)

332 Have you seen https://blog.vellumatlanta.com/2016/05/04 /apple-stole-my-music-no-seriously/ ?
Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 11:15 PM (EzgxV)

Yes, I did. I haven't used iTunes in years, and I won't use it or Apple Music now.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 11:21 PM (rJUlF)

333 Why not Kizmiaz?


Posted by: Blanco Basura
***

Did not realize it was an available name.
Yuck Foo AZ?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 11:22 PM (hVdx9)

334 289: Thanks AOP. Satan would not make her his bride.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 22, 2016 11:22 PM (ucDmr)

335 332 Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 11:21 PM (rJUlF)

That's as bad as throwing gays off a roof....not that there's anything wrong with that Saudi Arabia!

//Tim Cook esq

Posted by: sven10077 at May 22, 2016 11:22 PM (g8Hfr)

336 Whereas Mint just installed and worked. Like that. Just like that.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 11:14 PM (noWW6)


My experience, too. The machine I am on, I use for work, and it needs to have Win7 to run a striplog program. Actually, last couple of wells, they had me go back to the WinXP version of the software, for compatibility reasons with other data being added at the office. I have XP on another hard drive, so dual-boot capability here. What I should do is load up Mint on this one, plus Xp and Win7 virtual machines, and see if I can get the striplog programs to run in the virtual machines, and print their output to a pdf.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 11:22 PM (+/fKe)

337
I wonder what the forthcoming Trump class carriers will look like.
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We could spend the whole night on this! Although for some reason I don't even know where to start.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 11:23 PM (5o5ek)

338 Off to bed, y'all. Have a good night.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 11:23 PM (rJUlF)

339 We thank you, Weird Dave, for the beneficence of the ONT, and for protecting us from Yoko, Lena, and Trigglypuff.

Posted by: Duncanthrax (formerly the Bellicose) at May 22, 2016 11:23 PM (OF/aZ)

340 @318 My laptop upgraded itself to windows 10 two nights ago.
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Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 pretty hard. Not only are they still offering the free upgrade (for a little while longer), but now they're pretty much shoving the upgrade down your throat. Everyone who's running an upgradable version of Windows is going to get a pop-up at some point in the near future notifying them of when their Windows 10 upgrade is going to take place. If the user dismisses the notification without realizing what it says, then at the designated time - within the next few weeks - Windows 10 automatically starts installing. And there's pretty much nothing you can do about it unless you tell that notification that you don't want Windows 10.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2016 11:23 PM (+ULUe)

341 316 "Linux Mint or Win 7 seem to work pretty well!"

Another thumbs up for Linux Mint.

I remember the bad old days of Linux distros, and getting them to install and work. Endless hours of fussy fragile command-line configurations. Asking, hat in hand, for help. From bitchy Linux gurus who often had no patience with noobs.

"RTFM, dumbshit."

Uh, I already did R the M. It didn't answer my questions. Which is something I stated up front. In the question. RTFQ, dumbshit.

Whereas Mint just installed and worked. Like that. Just like that.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 11:14 PM (noWW6)



It does. And, further, it's a gateway drug. If you get to liking Mint, it's only a short step to Ubuntu -- which gains you more abilities at the cost of some user-friendliness; and, if you start thinking Ubuntu is straightforward, you can go full state-of-the-art able-to-do-anything Debian.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 11:24 PM (EzgxV)

342 They look rather top-heavy to me, like a real-life Poseidon Adventure waiting to happen.
Posted by: rickl


We took our first cruise last October (Mrs. Hobbit went with several girlfriends in 2014).

We loved it but our ship had 12 decks, plus a couple of smaller extra decks aft and forward, yet it only had a draft of some 27 feet.

We went from Galveston to Honduras and had some pretty high swells due to storms. We were confined to quarters several times and even the crew was complaining about the swaying.

I figured that if the ship went dead, the odds of it tipping over were pretty high, despite a supposedly advanced stabilizer system.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 22, 2016 11:24 PM (nvMvs)

343 How did I manage to post a blank post?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 11:24 PM (kP16F)

344
SHARKNADO 4 comes on July 31

Is that the Democrats convention?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 22, 2016 11:24 PM (k4M/B)

345 Did not realize it was an available name.

Yuck Foo AZ?


Sounds like a dish at China Star Buffet.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 22, 2016 11:25 PM (l+WgD)

346 The DNC is 25 JUL 2016...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 11:26 PM (kP16F)

347 332 Have you seen https://blog.vellumatlanta.com/2016/05/04 /apple-stole-my-music-no-seriously/ ?
Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 11:15 PM (EzgxV)

Yes, I did. I haven't used iTunes in years, and I won't use it or Apple Music now.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 22, 2016 11:21 PM (rJUlF)



That's the thinking behind the change in business model from "you BUY an operating system, it belongs to YOU, your files are YOURS" to "in return for your content, we'll license you an operating system; the OS belongs to US, your content belongs to US, your files are OURS."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 11:28 PM (EzgxV)

348 Well, the Trump class will be YUGE, whatever the actual design is. And yep, lots of gold. I wonder if they are any properties of gold that might have some particular military use. Get to thinking, 'cause there's gonna be a lot of gold, so we better find some use for it.

And the uniforms, for the female officers and crew are gonna have to be redesigned, that's for sure. Hot, but classy, of course. And it will have to have some hell of a admiral's/presidential/maximum leader bridge of some sort. And a hell of a captain's, well maximum leader's chair on that bridge.

When he's bombing ISIS (or Denmark) he'll want a bird's eye view, lots of fancy display screens. And YUGE, of course.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 22, 2016 11:28 PM (DW+jj)

349
I remember the bad old days of Linux distros, and getting them to install and work. Endless hours of fussy fragile command-line configurations. Asking, hat in hand, for help. From bitchy Linux gurus who often had no patience with noobs.

"RTFM, dumbshit."

Uh, I already did R the M. It didn't answer my questions. Which is something I stated up front. In the question. RTFQ, dumbshit.

Whereas Mint just installed and worked. Like that. Just like that.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 11:14 PM (noWW6)
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I'm listening...

Man, open-source manuals can be the pits. I've seen ONE that was well managed.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 11:30 PM (5o5ek)

350 Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 pretty hard. Not only are they still offering the free upgrade (for a little while longer), but now they're pretty much shoving the upgrade down your throat. Everyone who's running an upgradable version of Windows is going to get a pop-up at some point in the near future notifying them of when their Windows 10 upgrade is going to take place. If the user dismisses the notification without realizing what it says, then at the designated time - within the next few weeks - Windows 10 automatically starts installing. And there's pretty much nothing you can do about it unless you tell that notification that you don't want Windows 10.


Posted by: junior
*****

That is what happened to me.
From some research I just did, if you have your Windows upgrades set to install recommended, it's going to happen. Turns out MS decided to put the new OS under updates that are recommended. Sneaky f*ckers.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 11:31 PM (hVdx9)

351 there's gonna be a lot of gold, so we better find some use for it.


And the uniforms, for the female officers and crew are gonna have to be
redesigned, that's for sure. Hot, but classy, of course.
---
Problem solves itself.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, now apparently non-voting democrat at May 22, 2016 11:35 PM (ZbV+0)

352 It just hit me. Why does a warship have to be only a warship? Why can't it be a cruise ship and a warship at the same time? That will the Trump class carrier. It will be YUGE indeed, making that new $1B cruise ship they were spooging all over themselves about look pathetic.

It will be an aircraft carrier, and have a YUGE floating hotel and casino. For the very rich clientele, they can have rides on the fighters launched off the deck. Hell, they'd pay big bucks for that experience, I'm sure.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 22, 2016 11:36 PM (DW+jj)

353 Turn Automatic Updates OFF! Install only the updates you want individually and manually! A pain in the arse, but necessary... And get ye that GWX Control Panel!!!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 11:37 PM (kP16F)

354 Well, the Trump class will be YUGE, whatever the actual design is. And yep, lots of gold. I wonder if they are any properties of gold that might have some particular military use. Get to thinking, 'cause there's gonna be a lot of gold, so we better find some use for it.

They won't rust!

Posted by: AD at May 22, 2016 11:37 PM (VtV1E)

355 And if Hillary wins, everyone will be going down with the ship.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 22, 2016 11:39 PM (PLnZs)

356 That is what happened to me.
From some research I just did, if you have your Windows upgrades set to install recommended, it's going to happen. Turns out MS decided to put the new OS under updates that are recommended. Sneaky f*ckers.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 11:31 PM (hVdx9)


Right from the get-go, when I installed Win7 from the legal, purchased, source disc, I have kept Automatic Updates turned off. I have manually installed a few updates to fix security holes when recommended on general-interest forums such as this. Usually, if there is an update that I should install, for my own protection, somebody here will be aware of it, and make it known.


So far, I have had no viruses in this machine, nor have I had annoying Windows updates, or even reminders. I do get annoying reminders for Skype, and Pale Moon, and Thunderbird, but I have become good at ignoring them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 11:39 PM (+/fKe)

357 It just hit me. Why does a warship have to be only a warship? Why can't it be a cruise ship and a warship at the same time?
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Fuck you, asshole

Posted by: Jean-Luc Picard at May 22, 2016 11:41 PM (ZbV+0)

358
Whom do we want for Trump's SecDef?

Litmus test: restore all the gender restrictions that Obama knocked down.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 11:41 PM (5o5ek)

359 Okay, just turned off *all* updates and reminders from Microsoft.

So what music player do people here recommend, since Apple is getting weird too? For a long time I used RealPlayer, but don't know if it's still a good product.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

360 I want Allan West as SecDef. Watching people's head explode will be priceless.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2016 11:43 PM (89T5c)

361 Night Whitebread

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 22, 2016 11:43 PM (hlMPp)

362 I don't upgrade my OS 10.7.5 iMac either.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2016 11:44 PM (u82oZ)

363 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

Do you do Amazon Prime?

Just realized that music was included a couple of months ago. Love it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 22, 2016 11:45 PM (hlMPp)

364 87


They look rather top-heavy to me, like a real-life Poseidon Adventure waiting to happen.

Posted by: rickl



Every time I see one on TV I think the same thing.

That Zumwalt ship looked top heavy in the picture.
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I had a woman in my store yesterday who said she visited her son stationed at Yakosuka in the 1990s. They had carriers from WWII she said. And they were afraid to send them out in windy weather because they could tip over.

Really, that's what she told me. Tip Over In A Storm,. Wonder what they did in WWII during a typhoon. And some were in them.

Crap. I just realized I should have asked her about Guam.

Posted by: John Pomeroy at May 22, 2016 11:46 PM (fdzyE)

365 Good night all.

Work those Plan Bs. We may need them.

And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2016 11:46 PM (u82oZ)

366 So what music player do people here recommend, since Apple is getting weird too? For a long time I used RealPlayer, but don't know if it's still a good product.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)


I just use Windows Media Player. Audacity is great if you want to edit files, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 11:46 PM (+/fKe)

367 RWC, I have it, yes. But the music playing interface seems cumbersome IMHO.

What I'd love is something that's a clone of iTunes, but that I know isn't going to fiddle with my actual MP3 files.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

368 I want John Bolton as SecState. And I was some miserly sonuvabitch as SecTreasury. And Archie Bunker for diversity and sensitivity czar to overhaul the colleges and the PC shit.

And some hot as hell babe as WH spokesbabe. I mean go out there dressed to the nines in something slutty with fuck-me heels.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 22, 2016 11:47 PM (DW+jj)

369 Okay, just did the GWX thing too.

Unfortunately I fear Windows is going to figure out someway around these safeguards. It's also obvious that in about a year they'll say they're abandoning any and all help or patches for Windows 7 users.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 11:47 PM (ntObR)

370 "So what music player do people here recommend"

It's not my primary player, but I've use MediaMonkey and been happy with it. It has the ability to add scripted commands, so that's pretty cool.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 22, 2016 11:49 PM (VSenK)

371
omg, time to ditch YUUUUUGE.

Trump just said "bigly." He's going to pick up the email issue on Hillary "bigly."

I love it.

Posted by: iforgot at May 22, 2016 11:49 PM (5o5ek)

372 Having just done a 7 day cruise last month aboard the Liberty of the Seas (Royal Caribbean), I can relate to the observation about how much of the ship seems to be above the waterline.

True enough, but the real weight of the ship is still mostly below the bootstripe.

Not only is the modern cruise ship double-hulled, but the massive main engines are four-story tall masses of cast iron and steel. There are no propeller shafts, but the engines spin generators which power the electric drive motors (which are each as big as a semi-truck), and those motors are in steerable (pivoting) housings in pods under the hull.

Plus, there are six to eight more massive generators, which produce the power for the rest of the ship's systems, lighting, HVAC, galleys, laundry, heating water, and every other spark and millivolt aboard ship.

The 18 ft. high washing machines, and there are several of them, are below the waterline, as are the dryers, trash compactors, wastewater sanitation plant, thousands of tons of fuel and countless other massive industrial systems.

What's above decks is mostly empty cubic space, by density-comparison. Decks and bulkheads, in the greater scheme of things, don't weigh all that much. Hell, the meat-on-the-hoof weight of the combined passengers and crew is easily the heaviest bulk abovedecks.

Which is why Muster Stations are never higher than the Promenade, which is also where you get to look up at the bottom of all those larger-than-you-think lifeboats.

In all, the American Bureau of Shipbuilding standard is for those ships to sustain and recover from a roll angle of greater than 45 degrees, (I think the standard is 52 or 55 deg.), with no loss of primary navigational equipment.

Liberty of the Seas, is, as I recall, some 164,000 tons.

The very first cruise I took in '94 was aboard the (then) Nordic Empress*, also a Royal Caribbean ship. 67,000 tons. On a four day sail out of Ft. Lauderdale, crossing the Gulf Stream saw 16 to 20 ft. seas.

Now, that was a ship that heeled to weather...I'd say a max roll would've been some fifteen degrees. Nothing to a sailboat sailor, but it sure scared the hell out of the bulk of my passenger-shipmates. I considered it a bonus on the e-ticket ride!

* now renamed Empress of the Seas.

Anyway. The big cruise ships are quite safe in the heavy seas.

When are the not so very safe? When watertight integrity is compromised, and flooding occurs.

Anytime you know of any flooding in a cruise ship you're embarked upon....get your ass to your cabin, change into full length attire... jeans, tee shirt with sweatshirt over, athletic socks and lace up tennis shoes. Have a "go" bag ready from the time you unpack your luggage, into which go your money, jewelry, BASIC toiletries, passports and medicines. Dress as if you're going to have to sit, soaking wet, in that damn lifeboat for the next 36 hours. This ain't the time for shorts n' flip flops.

Hang out near your muster station, and wait for the (either) all clear, or abandon ship.

Oh, and I have a full bottle of booze in my go bag, too. Priorities!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2016 11:50 PM (McRlu)

373 There's another tool to stop the Windows 10 upgrade: "Never10"...

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/never_10.html

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 11:50 PM (kP16F)

374 "For the very rich clientele, they can have rides on the fighters launched off the deck."

I have a premonition involving an F-35 Faceplant, shiny brand new, taking its first cat shot off the deck of a newly delivered Ford class carrier (with the malfunctioning electromagnetic catapults), and going kerplunk. Straight into the drink.

Two horribly flawed weapons systems enter. One leaves.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 11:51 PM (noWW6)

375 Rick Santelli for Sec of Treasury. And yes- WH spox with 6" stilletos, hair teased to the moon, unbuttoned blouse showing a pair of gorgeous melons......
What are we talking about again?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2016 11:53 PM (89T5c)

376 Turning into a pumpkin... Oyasumi nasai, Horde!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2016 11:56 PM (kP16F)

377 Right from the get-go, when I installed Win7 from the legal, purchased, source disc, I have kept Automatic Updates turned off. I have manually installed a few updates to fix security holes when recommended on general-interest forums such as this. Usually, if there is an update that I should install, for my own protection, somebody here will be aware of it, and make it known.


So far, I have had no viruses in this machine, nor have I had annoying Windows updates, or even reminders. I do get annoying reminders for Skype, and Pale Moon, and Thunderbird, but I have become good at ignoring them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
****

Same here, but I did a system restore a while back and forgot to set it back.
Windows 10 collects way too much info about the user and their browsing habits for me to ever use it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 22, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)

378 Unfortunately I fear Windows is going to figure out someway around these safeguards. It's also obvious that in about a year they'll say they're abandoning any and all help or patches for Windows 7 users.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2016 11:47 PM (ntObR)


Many people, and businesses, are still running XP. It's pretty stable, and does what it's needed to do. I still run it on occasion. As time goes by, it becomes less attractive as a target for the bad guys, because most of the world has moved on. Ain't many car thieves specializing in Model T Fords.


The "help" from MS is mostly geared to help newer users with newly-arising issues related to new hardware or new software not working right with the current Win OS. People with legacy OS's and legacy hardware usually have the bugs worked out, and don't need much help.


My suggestion to Donald Trump: offer Microsoft a juicy one-time tax write-off if they donate WinXp, and all the archived developmental code, etc. to the open-source community. Let XP become open-source, as a stable-mate to Linux, with MS now completely off the hook as to supporting it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2016 11:58 PM (+/fKe)

379 OMG. Not to diss Maet but this is absolutely the best ONT I've ever seen. A picture is worth a thousand words and laughs. Amazing ONT Weird Dave!!

Posted by: keena at May 22, 2016 11:58 PM (RiTnx)

380 "Wonder what they did in WWII during a typhoon."

If memory serves, the ships that couldn't weather Typhoon Cobra were the destroyers.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2016 11:59 PM (noWW6)

381 Piglet has the right idea.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2016 11:59 PM (89T5c)

382 AOP, that would be fantastic. XP is Microsoft's masterpiece. If I had been in charge, every following OS version would just be built on top of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

383 The majority of the 10+ year-old music that I look for I can find on amazon prime.

Andy Samberg has got a good one. YMMV:

Fucked Bin Laden
https://youtu.be/Jr9Kaa1sycs

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2016 12:01 AM (VdICR)

384 The europussies are always going on about us 'Mericans being cowboys and how awful and uncooth that is. So I want President T to make all our ambassadors dress like cowboys.

Imagine Sam Elliot, now in his prime which he grew into for the part. Long trail duster, just that right "Marshall" hat, and a couple of 6 guns slung low on each hip and some other little surprises. Long handlebar mustache. Spurs on his boots that jingle all that time. Show up at all the European capitals and meetings dressed like and talking the part.

And the military guys need to go over the top with that as well. Buck Turgidson and Patton all the way.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2016 12:02 AM (DW+jj)

385 You want written content.
You'll be happy with visuals.
You get Yoko Ono.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 23, 2016 12:02 AM (PLnZs)

386 I guess I can keep using iTunes. I just turned off all the updates to that program as well. Also I told it I'm not interested in the iTunes Store any more.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2016 12:02 AM (ntObR)

387
WH spox with 6" stilletos, hair teased to the moon, unbuttoned blouse showing a pair of gorgeous melons......
------------------------

So Milo Yiannopoulos?

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 12:03 AM (5o5ek)

388 >>Came home from visiting family to find my PC trying to update to windows
10. Almost an hour later I got it back to my original OS.


Ugh, that happened to me earlier today - stepped away from my laptop for ~10 min only to see a message "Windows 10 Upgrade 7% complete" when I returned. Immediately shut it off, but had to restart it numerous times (kept getting dark screen), then it finally restored Windows 7 (took about 20 min once it started).

Posted by: Lizzy at May 23, 2016 12:04 AM (NOIQH)

389 Has anyone here ever read anything by J.D. Ballard?

I found out there's a movie which just came out based on one of his novels, "High-Rise." But I read a bit about him and although I couldn't find specific info, he sounds like just another anti-American asshole a la John LeCarre.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2016 12:04 AM (ntObR)

390 Posted by: Lizzy at May 23, 2016 12:04 AM (NOIQH)


You'd think they'd eventually get the message that we're not interested in their latest, greatest spyware.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 23, 2016 12:05 AM (HalrA)

391 I have been drinking Caesars like they were water. Time to switch to beer; it drinks slower, LOL.


Cold, windy, rainy day here. But the moisture is much-needed by the farmers, so no complaints. I got my gutted-out defunct motorhome pushed to its final resting place today, with the aid of a friend who steered it while I pushed with the tractor.


Then I went into the garage, and sorted several boxes and coffee cans full of random washers and bolts. Muffin tins make wonderful receptacles to sort into. This makes the sorted hardware more readily available for use, and also clears up bench space, since the containers of unsorted hardware are apt to nearly always crouch on the bench awaiting attention.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 12:08 AM (+/fKe)

392 For WH Spoxbabe, I'm really thinking about it. I think I want porn star India Summer. She's smart, and can come off as high-bred and sophisticated, yet decadent and dirty as hell. And can do classy slutty as hell dress.

I'd love to see her get a hold of one of the MSM pajama and pussy boys and make them jizz their pants by just looking at then when they ask stupid questions.

There may be another one better for that role that I can't think of. But that's what the spoxbabe needs to be.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2016 12:08 AM (DW+jj)

393 Fernando Espuelas is on now. He is a pinchy culero. Fact checking Trump. Ok pendejo. Fact check Queen FUPA. Lots more interesting shit there.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2016 12:08 AM (89T5c)

394 384
The europussies are always going on about us 'Mericans being cowboys and
how awful and uncooth that is. So I want President T to make all our
ambassadors dress like cowboys.

Imagine Sam Elliot, now in his
prime which he grew into for the part. Long trail duster, just that
right "Marshall" hat, and a couple of 6 guns slung low on each hip and
some other little surprises. Long handlebar mustache. Spurs on his boots
that jingle all that time. Show up at all the European capitals and
meetings dressed like and talking the part.

And the military guys need to go over the top with that as well. Buck Turgidson and Patton all the way.





Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2016 12:02 AM (DW+jj)


Somewhere in this infinite multiverse of ours, there's an America that did that. That America is probably feared by its enemies and admired by its allies, and safe from every foreign threat as any potential bad actors know that they can get a taste of American justice upside the head if they try anything.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 23, 2016 12:09 AM (HalrA)

395 Titanic: 46,328 tons
Allure of the Seas: 242,999 tons
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 10:06 PM (sl+zA)


Also:
Titanic: 92 foot beam, 141 feet waterline-to-funnel
Allure: 198 foot beam, 236 feet waterline-to-funnel

So Allure is 2.15x wider and a 1.67x taller. I didn't count pixels exactly, but the picture looks like its within a few percent (and if it's off, it's got the Titanic drawn a smidgen too large.)

Despite that, Allure takes "only" 5400 passengers out to sea, while Titanic took 2435. Must have been stacked like cordwood back then.

Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2016 12:10 AM (A8RoD)

396 bonk bonk on tha head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 23, 2016 12:11 AM (GdFQh)

397 Except cordwood floats!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 23, 2016 12:12 AM (PLnZs)

398 Imagine Sam Elliot, now in his prime which he grew into for the part. Long trail duster, just that right "Marshall" hat, and a couple of 6 guns slung low on each hip and some other little surprises. Long handlebar mustache. Spurs on his boots that jingle all that time. Show up at all the European capitals and meetings dressed like and talking the part.

And the military guys need to go over the top with that as well. Buck Turgidson and Patton all the way.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2016 12:02 AM (DW+jj)


Heh. That would be great. And that would not, no way, rule out qualified black men to be diplomats. Black guys can rock a Stetson just fine. Check out Taj Mahal or Clarence Gatemouth Brown (who actually did serve a stint as a Sheriff in AZ, IIRC).

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 12:13 AM (+/fKe)

399 Oh, and I have a full bottle of booze in my go bag, too. Priorities!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
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One thing you didn't mention in the specs was desalination plants. It takes a LOT of fresh water to supply that many passengers.

I had a conversation with the then Chief Engineer for the QEII. It seems as though to me he said that they
made something like 40,000 gallons a day. He rhetorically asked, "What the hell do they do with all that water?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2016 12:14 AM (w35Hj)

400 Somewhere in this infinite multiverse of ours, there's an America that
did that. That America is probably feared by its enemies and admired by
its allies, and safe from every foreign threat as any potential bad
actors know that they can get a taste of American justice upside the
head if they try anything.
---
Unfortunately that universe's future involves bearded Spock thinking being a good guy might be the better path, and then, BOOM.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, now apparently non-voting democrat at May 23, 2016 12:16 AM (ZbV+0)

401 What most people don't realize about ships, and rolling.... is that the wider the ship, the more you feel the roll if you are near the hull...

On my Destroyer... we'd take 30 degree rolls and not really care... On the LPH I was on (Helicopter Carrier) a 30 degree was dangerous to the crew... because some of the ladderwells were near the Hull, not the centerline.... so it would be traveling up and down a realllllyyyy long ways.

so on a big wide cruise ship... while that stateroom with the patio might be cool if the weather is nice??? If you hit any heavy seas... they would suck...

Posted by: Don Q at May 23, 2016 12:16 AM (qf6WZ)

402 Andy Canuck, too soon man.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2016 12:16 AM (VdICR)

403 Who is that Milwaukee Sheriff they have on FOX a lot. He's a black dude that could rock that Sam Elliot, "day of reckoning, Western style" look as well.

I think that every time I see the dude. Why are you dressed in some "modern" sheriff/LEO get up. Go like your were born, trail duster, boots, Stetson, etc. And again, six guns slung low on the thigh, not this stupid high up on the belt thing.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2016 12:18 AM (DW+jj)

404 Sorry, BC, especially if you've just eaten.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 23, 2016 12:19 AM (PLnZs)

405
398 Imagine Sam Elliot, now in his prime which he grew into for the part. Long trail duster, just that right "Marshall" hat, and a couple of 6 guns slung low on each hip and some other little surprises. Long handlebar mustache. Spurs on his boots that jingle all that time. Show up at all the European capitals and meetings dressed like and talking the part.

And the military guys need to go over the top with that as well. Buck Turgidson and Patton all the way.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2016 12:02 AM (DW+jj)

Note, our first every US diplomat was Benjamin Franklin... who while in France posed as a rough Frontiersman.... wore a coonskin cap even...

And he was a very successful diplomat.... although it took awhile.

Posted by: Don Q at May 23, 2016 12:19 AM (qf6WZ)

406 Despite that, Allure takes "only" 5400 passengers out to sea, while Titanic took 2435. Must have been stacked like cordwood back then.

Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2016 12:10 AM (A8RoD)


Well, to be fair, the ships served different roles. The liners were built to get from Point A to Point B as fast as reasonably possible, with the largest payload reasonably possible. Cruise ships are floating resorts; comfort is prioritized over speed, and comfort demands room. Liner passengers were like airline passengers; the majority of them willing to put up with some degree of discomfort to get across the ocean ASAP, for the least money spent. Cruise ship passengers are all going for comfort and amenities, and how much they get is based on what they can afford. No "steerage" on a cruise ship.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 12:19 AM (+/fKe)

407 Happy-ish Sunday Night, all y'all...

Posted by: Adriane the Traveling Critic... at May 23, 2016 12:19 AM (aIfnk)

408 Hodor

Yes, this was a good episode. sigh

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 23, 2016 12:20 AM (6FqZa)

409 Black guys can rock a Stetson just fine.
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David Clark, Sheriff Milwaukee:
http://tinyurl.com/jqx3w2h

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2016 12:20 AM (w35Hj)

410 Oh I forgot, besides Patton, the military guys need to go MacArthur. Strut around all the NATO and other world military complexes that Douglas Fucking MacArthur.

Chrome shades and the hat, sort of pulled down and rumpled with a huge eagle logo on the front. And hell a damn sword or some shit. Something over the top. Corn cob pipe or smelly strong cigar.

So imagine the American contingent walking in some snooty pussy Euro presidential palace. You've got Sam Elliot in full get up and Douglass Fucking MacArthur and some others all looking bad ass. And Sam spits tobacco juice in some fancy vase or something. And just plays up the American Cowboy loose cannon stereotype to the hilt.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2016 12:24 AM (DW+jj)

411
I want President T to make all our ambassadors dress like cowboys.
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Not only would this be insanely awesome, but Asian and European kids would be wearing cowboy garb in droves.

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 12:24 AM (5o5ek)

412 #409: Cleavon Little also looked good enough in a Stetson to make me feel a little jealous in Blazing Saddles.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at May 23, 2016 12:25 AM (0OG8D)

413 Black guys can rock a Stetson, just fine.

And 100s of black Texas DPS Troopers proudly serve in proof of that assertion.

Be assured also. A Texas DPS Trooper of any pigmentation is a force to be rekoned with. You might out-fight one trooper. But his buddies are sure gonna kick your ass, next.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 12:25 AM (McRlu)

414 John Ware, a famous black cowboy of Alberta:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RObDIOYuIH0

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 12:25 AM (+/fKe)

415 Sheriff Bart.

Posted by: Chi at May 23, 2016 12:25 AM (YaSSM)

416
HAHAHAHA Trump said another one. "The New York Times -- I call it the Failing New York Times."

Oh gawd, if he would keep saying that.

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 12:29 AM (5o5ek)

417 Oh gawd, if he would keep saying that.

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 12:29 AM (5o5ek)


Or: "The New York Behind The Times".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 12:31 AM (+/fKe)

418 231 It's hinted by Corey Feldman that it was Geffen of Gefen Records that raped Corey Haim and Feldman, he can't name him because he would be sued to the Stone Age.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 10:51 PM (c4yY7)


People wonder why nobody knew about Whitney Houston's drug abuse before she married Bobby Brown. The reason, Clive Davis.

People wonder why nobody, except for insiders, knew that Mariah Carey was batfuckingshit crazy. The reason, Tommy Mattola.

The big producers and record guys have a fuckton of power in the entertainment world. If you are People magazine or Entertainment Tonight, you do not want to piss them off. Piss them off and you will lose access to their stars or inside information. They live on that, that dries up and they shut down.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 23, 2016 12:31 AM (1JnAL)

419 I can't really pull off any sort of hat look, myself; I'm a skinny guy with a big head. I look like someone stuck an orange on a pencil, and wearing any sort of hat just aggravates that.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at May 23, 2016 12:33 AM (0OG8D)

420 I think it's funny af that Dave posts memes. if this was the best blog, a yuuuge blog we'd get to post memes too!

Posted by: Zakn at May 23, 2016 12:35 AM (d2pTe)

421 Where things get really fun is parametric rolling.

There are certain wave inputs from certain headings which a particular ship design can deal with perfectly well. Other and different inputs, less so.

Parametric rolling is basically the worst-case scenario for a given ship.

Where it's unable to right itself from one wave before another one arrives and amplifies the effect of the previous wave. And with things like resonant frequency in the mix.

There are photos and videos of cruise ships and car carriers that have had a bout of parametric rolling, and stuff inside is just *trashed* afterwards. On cruise ships, things like banquet tables and pianos going walkabout in the lounges and smashing the crap out of everything in their way.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 23, 2016 12:36 AM (noWW6)

422 if this was the best blog, a yuuuge blog we'd get to post memes too!

Posted by: pixy hamster at May 23, 2016 12:36 AM (PLnZs)

423 Well, if you can't pull the cowboy look off, try something else, some other American stereotype that makes all the Europussies and their wannabees here all uncomfortable.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2016 12:36 AM (DW+jj)

424 #423: Well, I might be able to pull off a coonskin cap. That'd probably make Euroweenies uncomfortable!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at May 23, 2016 12:38 AM (0OG8D)

425
By the way, I love this.

http://journalofamericangreatness.blogspot.com/p/jag-cruise.html

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 12:40 AM (5o5ek)

426 395 Titanic: 46,328 tons
Allure of the Seas: 242,999 tons
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2016 10:06 PM (sl+zA)

Also:
Titanic: 92 foot beam, 141 feet waterline-to-funnel
Allure: 198 foot beam, 236 feet waterline-to-funnel

So Allure is 2.15x wider and a 1.67x taller. I didn't count pixels exactly, but the picture looks like its within a few percent (and if it's off, it's got the Titanic drawn a smidgen too large.)

Despite that, Allure takes "only" 5400 passengers out to sea, while Titanic took 2435. Must have been stacked like cordwood back then.
Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2016 12:10 AM (A8RoD)


In 93 the wife and I went on our first cruise, it was on the Nordic Empress, which Jim mentioned. At the time, it was the crown jewel cruise ship. In 2000, we went on our second cruise on the Voyager of The Seas. Totally different cruise experience. The staterooms are now much larger, even the lowest priced rooms.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 23, 2016 12:40 AM (1JnAL)

427 There are photos and videos of cruise ships and car carriers that have had a bout of parametric rolling, and stuff inside is just *trashed* afterwards. On cruise ships, things like banquet tables and pianos going walkabout in the lounges and smashing the crap out of everything in their way.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 23, 2016 12:36 AM (noWW6)


Wouldn't the appropriate response to that be to put the bow into the weather, and take the waves on the bow? I know sometimes proximity to rocks and lee shores make that impractical, in which case put the stern to the weather and try to make enough speed to surf the swells.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 12:41 AM (+/fKe)

428 If you are in a cruise ship in a gale, best bet is to get below. The higher you are, the greater the whiplash.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2016 12:42 AM (w7KSn)

429 I have a middle-middle-class friend and his wife who take one or two cruises every year. They've never had any problems with them and, obviously, enjoy/ed them alot.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 23, 2016 12:43 AM (PLnZs)

430 Tourque.... in many older ships of all kinds, not just cruise ships, the tons of liquids in the fuel and water tanks could "pile up" on one side or in one corner or another to quite ill effect.

Even with baffles in the tanks, this still occurred.

Until, that is, they figured out to "randomize" the arrangements of the baffles, in terms of spacing, angles and through-passage sizes from one baffle to the next.

There have been some fascinating large scale tank experiements on underwater hull effects, with devices such as vortex generators, high-volume air-bubble nozzles and all kinds of other sorcery to keep a given ship atop the waves.

That they've not found much more useful than Stabilizers, astounds me, but then, I'm not a hydromacist, naval architect or the like.

And it's been more than a year since my last stay in a Holiday Inn Express, too.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 12:44 AM (McRlu)

431 It's baffling alright.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 23, 2016 12:45 AM (PLnZs)

432
I can't really pull off any sort of hat look, myself; I'm a skinny guy with a big head. I look like someone stuck an orange on a pencil, and wearing any sort of hat just aggravates that.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at May 23, 2016 12:33 AM (0OG8D)
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Oh DANG where is that t.v. commercial with a skinny guy who struts down the street at night in a suit and a cowboy hat. Even has a kind of hawkish, funny nose, and totally pulls the whole thing off. Old Spice?

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 12:45 AM (5o5ek)

433 Have you seen https://blog.vellumatlanta.com/2016/05/04 /apple-stole-my-music-no-seriously/ ?
Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 11:15 PM (EzgxV)

*****

I happen to be on a phone tonight. Just wanted to thank you for making the blog unreadable by being too fucking lazy to use tinyurl, asshole.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 23, 2016 12:48 AM (aFa2V)

434 The Backwards Hat Store is out of hats.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 23, 2016 12:50 AM (GdFQh)

435 I wonder what hat The (fill in the blank) Hat wears, when not blogging or commenting here?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 12:52 AM (McRlu)

436 403 Who is that Milwaukee Sheriff they have on FOX a lot. He's a black dude that could rock that Sam Elliot, "day of reckoning, Western style" look as well.

Sheriff David Clarke. We love the guy. I recently hadthe chance to talk with some Chicago Cops at ORD. They love the guy too. They think he's the only one who really understands what they go through.

He'd be a great addition to the Trump team, anywhere!

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 23, 2016 12:53 AM (/pOl7)

437
AXE

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AO8S/axe-super-bowl-2016-find-your-magic

ProWarb, you can do it!

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 12:54 AM (5o5ek)

438 "Wouldn't the appropriate response to that be to put the bow into the weather, and take the waves on the bow?"

Yep. In general. But sometimes circumstantially prohibited, as you note.

But also, there can be big waves arriving simultaneously from multiple headings. Yikes! What course should be steered?

I honestly am surprised that there hasn't been a case yet where one of these very tall cruise ships hasn't come back from a deep roll. Poseidon Adventure indeed.

Also, hearkening back to the discussions of the Zumwalts earlier in the thread, also topheavy, with weird hull forms -- their seakeeping qualities are going to be very interesting to observe once they actually get out to the open Pacific (where they will all operate), instead of relatively calm inshore Atlantic waters (where the acceptance trials had been run).

Posted by: torquewrench at May 23, 2016 12:58 AM (noWW6)

439
It's hinted by Corey Feldman that it was Geffen of Gefen Records that raped Corey Haim and Feldman, he can't name him because he would be sued to the Stone Age.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 22, 2016 10:51 PM (c4yY7)
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Whoa, David Geffen? That's major. If it's true, I wish every victim in town would do a Bill Cosby on him. These people have slept in the damn Lincoln Bedroom.

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 01:01 AM (5o5ek)

440 Per Cooking Thread:

Isn't spatchcocking the term for the surgery Jenner was contemplating?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 23, 2016 01:01 AM (FtrY1)

441 Zumwalt class?

Set it in "Drone" mode, with no crew, and helmed remotely via satellite.

Then send her around Cape Horn, in the Southern Hemisphere winter.

If she handles the Roaring Forties and the Straits of Magellan, then she'll be good to go.

Guess it'd be a concurrent test of her automated damage control systems, too.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 01:02 AM (McRlu)

442 Sam Elliot is just perfect for that look I'm thinking of. However, he had to grow into as he aged as his voice took on the right timber. The young Sam Elliot, which you can see on Mission Impossible reruns, just didn't have that hard-ass, wizened Western lawman look at all. His hair had to get white and his voice had to get the timber.

I'm just imagining him and Clint Eastwood, in full Josey Wales getup. Together. Something mysical and ghostly. Riding in somehow out of a mist, some spacetime warp, and just being the ultimate conception of the American independent bad ass, frontier justice. And just fading away as they rode in.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2016 01:03 AM (DW+jj)

443 433 Have you seen https://blog.vellumatlanta.com/2016/05/04 /apple-stole-my-music-no-seriously/ ?
Posted by: cthulhu at May 22, 2016 11:15 PM (EzgxV)

*****

I happen to be on a phone tonight. Just wanted to thank you for making the blog unreadable by being too fucking lazy to use tinyurl, asshole.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 23, 2016 12:48 AM (aFa2V)



Note the embedded space after the date. It seems to have saved everyone but you. I try to break up links in order to protect Morons on phones, and have successfully managed to reduce complaints to....just you. If you can figure out why your phone's maximum capacity is less than other folks', I'll try to tweak things so you don't go sideways.



And, BTW, I've given-up using tinyurl because it's too easy to impersonate a regular and link to malware. I had polymorphic malware with a keylogger dropped on me in a link that existed for only a few minutes before it was killed by management.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 23, 2016 01:03 AM (EzgxV)

444
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 23, 2016 12:48 AM (aFa2V)

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Okay, everybody laff, the dude copied in an entire post and swears he couldn't copy the url contained in the post into his phone's browser.

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 01:03 AM (5o5ek)

445 Also, hearkening back to the discussions of the Zumwalts earlier in the thread, also topheavy, with weird hull forms -- their seakeeping qualities are going to be very interesting to observe once they actually get out to the open Pacific (where they will all operate), instead of relatively calm inshore Atlantic waters (where the acceptance trials had been run).

Posted by: torquewrench at May 23, 2016 12:58 AM (noWW6)


Perhaps one of the best strategies for modern ships to deal with heavy seas is simply to have enough speed on tap to un-ass the area before the storm hits. Of course, then you have those huge rogue waves...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 01:05 AM (+/fKe)

446
Off to dreamland.

Posted by: iforgot at May 23, 2016 01:06 AM (5o5ek)

447
435 I wonder what hat The (fill in the blank) Hat wears, when not blogging or commenting here?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 12:52 AM (McRlu)



The fiancee and I met up with Hat just over a week ago for lunch. If you're familiar with his avatar, he looked about the same.....except, instead of a top hat, his hat was wide-brimmed and low -- reminiscent of something Spanish.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 23, 2016 01:06 AM (EzgxV)

448 ...except, instead of a top hat, his hat was wide-brimmed and low -- reminiscent of something Spanish.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 23, 2016 01:06 AM (EzgxV)


Not a straw boater?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 01:08 AM (+/fKe)

449 448 ...except, instead of a top hat, his hat was wide-brimmed and low -- reminiscent of something Spanish.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 23, 2016 01:06 AM (EzgxV)


Not a straw boater?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 01:08 AM (+/fKe)



No, more like the first Bruce in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_p0CgPeyA -- without the wobbly bits -- and darker.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 23, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

450 >>>Elijah Wood: 'Hollywood in the grip of child abuse scandal similar to Jimmy Savile'

There was no "scandal" until Savile was dead. So, in other words, there will be no scandal. Bryan Singer and those like him won't face consequences for their actions any more than Lois Lerner, Bernard Law, Shinseki, etc.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 23, 2016 01:12 AM (v9E/c)

451 cthulhu.... given that I'm not one to frequent a ton of other places on the 'net, and simply don't exist at all on any form of socialist media, I've not seen Hat's avatar. Which is my loss, I'm sure.

Damn shame I'm so isolated down here in Galvetraz..... seems to be no escape?

But I do get parole now n' then, and am always happy to meetup with a Moron or 'Ette for a lunch, dinner, coffee or drinks. Cigars, too.

Oh, and the shootin' range, too, if one has the inclination and time.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 01:12 AM (McRlu)

452 "Perhaps one of the best strategies for modern ships to deal with heavy
seas is simply to have enough speed on tap to un-ass the area before the
storm hits."

Or to... submerge.

Former USN bubblehead to me a few years ago:

"Typhoon? What typhoon?"

Although I have since heard from other sources that at the (not discussed) safe max operating depth of certain U.S. Navy subs, some storms really are strong enough to discomfit the crew. Which is impressive.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 23, 2016 01:14 AM (noWW6)

453 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 01:12 AM (McRlu)


Jim, Political Hat's avatar can be readily seen by simply clicking on his nic when it's red, as yours is now. It's a cartoon of a Victorian-looking dude in a silk top hat, who has a handlebar mustache.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 01:17 AM (+/fKe)

454 451 cthulhu.... given that I'm not one to frequent a ton of other places on the 'net, and simply don't exist at all on any form of socialist media, I've not seen Hat's avatar. Which is my loss, I'm sure.

Damn shame I'm so isolated down here in Galvetraz..... seems to be no escape?

But I do get parole now n' then, and am always happy to meetup with a Moron or 'Ette for a lunch, dinner, coffee or drinks. Cigars, too.

Oh, and the shootin' range, too, if one has the inclination and time.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 01:12 AM (McRlu)



Hat's avatar is on Hat's site. I'm not advocating FB or Twatter or anything else.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 23, 2016 01:18 AM (EzgxV)

455 Or, just visit politicalhat.com

Posted by: Chi at May 23, 2016 01:20 AM (YaSSM)

456 Or to... submerge.

Former USN bubblehead to me a few years ago:

"Typhoon? What typhoon?"

Although I have since heard from other sources that at the (not discussed) safe max operating depth of certain U.S. Navy subs, some storms really are strong enough to discomfit the crew. Which is impressive.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 23, 2016 01:14 AM (noWW6)


I was aboard a semi-submersible drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico during a strong gale, with swells. It didn't roll, much. Different hitch, on a drill ship, different storm, it rolled; a lot. Didn't get seasick, though!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 01:20 AM (+/fKe)

457 I am somewhat disappointed to see that no one on the book thread mentioned that Moronette
Sabrina Chase has a sequel to "The Scent of Metal" (which I admit was
not my favorite of her books) called "One Blood" which I liked quite a
bit more.


I may have to re-read "Scent of Metal" because I
think I may have missed a bit, but I had a hard time visualizing the
story (I'm one of those readers that see a movie in my head as I'm
reading, and some of the wilder flights of fancy are hard to visualize).


At
any rate, a good book and another plus in my library. I have several
authors that I will read anything they write, Sabrina Chase is one of
them.

Good evening/morning/whateverthehellitis roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 23, 2016 01:23 AM (vbvxt)

458 Subs and typhoons?

How 'bout the USS Barb's rescue of a downed airman in a raging typhoon Rita, in 1972?

http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/history/rescue.htm

My late Dad was a Chief (ICC bubblehead) in WESPAC at the same time. By then though, he was out of Fast Attack, and on the Gold Crew aboard the USS John Quincy Adams, his last sea-berth.

Alas, he suffered a heart-attack when ashore at Pearl Harbor, and after a year at Walter Reed, then a couple years shore duty as an instructor in San Diego, he was retired after 24 years service.

He passed in Jan 2010, and I miss him still.

But, read that story in the link.

Submarine sailors have, then and now The Right Stuff. Period, full stop, end of story.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 01:27 AM (McRlu)

459 I wonder what hat The (fill in the blank) Hat wears, when not blogging or commenting here?

I met him in Vegas. He was wearing..........a hat.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 23, 2016 01:28 AM (N8hFs)

460 ...except, instead of a top hat, his hat was wide-brimmed and low -- reminiscent of something Spanish.

Oh come on. He looked like a rabbi.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 23, 2016 01:32 AM (N8hFs)

461 "Didn't get seasick, though!"

It's weird stuff.

I was out on a sailing boat in NorCal in very heavy weather, where an experienced mate was completely incapable, and I was fine with it. A month later, I was out in a motorized vessel, in the same waters, in similar conditions, and I was miserable. Chummed off the stern impressively.

What was the difference? A faceful of diesel exhaust at the wrong moment.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 23, 2016 01:34 AM (noWW6)

462 I dream of the day when a cowboy will not be judged by the color of his skin, but by the color of his hat.

Posted by: Martin Luther Kine at May 23, 2016 01:36 AM (v9E/c)

463 460 ...except, instead of a top hat, his hat was wide-brimmed and low -- reminiscent of something Spanish.

Oh come on. He looked like a rabbi.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 23, 2016 01:32 AM (N8hFs)



Heh.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 23, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)

464 http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/history/rescue.htm

My late Dad was a Chief (ICC bubblehead) in WESPAC at the same time. By then though, he was out of Fast Attack, and on the Gold Crew aboard the USS John Quincy Adams, his last sea-berth.

Alas, he suffered a heart-attack when ashore at Pearl Harbor, and after a year at Walter Reed, then a couple years shore duty as an instructor in San Diego, he was retired after 24 years service.

He passed in Jan 2010, and I miss him still.

But, read that story in the link.

Submarine sailors have, then and now The Right Stuff. Period, full stop, end of story.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 01:27 AM (McRlu)


That was a great read, Jim. Thanks for linking it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 01:44 AM (+/fKe)

465 sorry cthulhu I got distracted and went off to do something else.
your fiancee learned lock picking? guess that means you are now *completely* open with her...
anyway glad you had a good time
I should probably get to bed, good night all
see you tomorrow

Posted by: chemjeff at May 23, 2016 01:46 AM (uAvJJ)

466 Well, I'm going to go to bed. It's the Victoria Day long weekend here, so it's a holiday Monday, as if that makes a difference to me, heh. When I am on the job, days of the week or statutory holidays make no difference; a work day is a work day, until the hole is done. And when I'm not working, like now, a non-working day is a non-working day, same as the day before. Funny, that.


But at least I don't have to put on a suit, and trudge into an office 5 days a week, so there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2016 01:50 AM (+/fKe)

467 What was the difference? A faceful of diesel exhaust at the wrong moment.
Posted by: torquewrench

I don't normally get seasick, once while letting all the others board a dive boat (from the water); I got gassed with the diesel exhaust - puked all the way in.

Posted by: Jean at May 23, 2016 01:50 AM (Doh4+)

468 465 sorry cthulhu I got distracted and went off to do something else.
your fiancee learned lock picking? guess that means you are now *completely* open with her...
anyway glad you had a good time
I should probably get to bed, good night all
see you tomorrow

Posted by: chemjeff at May 23, 2016 01:46 AM (uAvJJ)



She may be better at physical security (tumbler locks), but I'm better at cybersecurity.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 23, 2016 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

469 Way past time for my dive to the depths.

Of sleep, that is.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2016 02:03 AM (McRlu)

470 Truth be told, I am a man of many hats...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2016 02:23 AM (vBeA5)

471 Late-late brief check-in before checking out, to check out who's in. Check? Howdy, Hat. Howdy, cthulooloo howzatspelled. Howdy, Jim, Jean, Peon, chemjeff, et whoever al.

So, I would say, fill me in on the last 470 comments... but that might be asking a lot. What's the best?

Milady bought 8 o'Clock Coffee, not something we usually buy. It confuses me. What if I get up early and want my coffee at 6 o'clock? What if I get up late and want coffee at 10? What are the ruuuuules here?

Posted by: the alternate mindful webworker at May 23, 2016 03:12 AM (sox4v)

472 Wow. It's later and deader than I realized.

Posted by: the alternate mindful webworker at May 23, 2016 03:13 AM (sox4v)

473 Dang!

Posted by: the alternate mindful webworker at May 23, 2016 03:13 AM (sox4v)

474 I don't get the barrel if I only messed up my own comments, right?

Posted by: the alternate mindful webworker at May 23, 2016 03:14 AM (sox4v)

475 What are the ruuuuules here?

Posted by: the alternate mindful webworker at May 23, 2016 03:12 AM (sox4v)


Doing what you just did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J548XM9-jKU

Posted by: The Barrel at May 23, 2016 03:15 AM (vBeA5)

476 v=J548XM9-jKU

Barrel hat, that was extremely unruly!

Posted by: the alternate mindful webworker at May 23, 2016 03:19 AM (sox4v)

477 Rules was established by Thomas Rule in 1798 making it the oldest restaurant in London.

rules.co.uk

Posted by: the alternate mindful webworker at May 23, 2016 03:21 AM (sox4v)

478 Excellent ONT!

Posted by: sinalco at May 23, 2016 03:21 AM (yODqO)

479 I was once in NC congressional district 2, but the state was redistricted a couple of years ago because 1) R's won and B) elections have consequences. I ended up in NC congressional district 13 as a result.


But now, because III) democrats hate it when you do to them what they have been doing to you the whole "gerrymandering" thing has poked its head up and the fed.gov has decided we have to RE-redistrict things.


And so now I'm back in NC2.


Boxin' Bob Etheridge was the guy we threw out in favor of Renee Elmers when we were in district 2, then she went off and got herself assimilated by the borg (which was OK because she ended up somewhere else) and we got a new guy. Now since we're back we have two incumbents plus a third guy who has run for everydamthing since he's decided to become politically active all running for District 2.

Should be fun!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 23, 2016 03:24 AM (vbvxt)

480 And Göbekli Tepe breaks all the rules.

Wait 'til they find a site twice as old.



I'm out. Got to get up at 8 o'clock sharp to make coffee.

Posted by: the alternate mindful webworker at May 23, 2016 03:40 AM (sox4v)

481 Rules? Thought they were guidelines.......

Posted by: the morigu at May 23, 2016 03:53 AM (Bjy3Q)

482
And Göbekli Tepe breaks all the rules.

Wait 'til they find a site twice as old.


What? That's not the topic on C2C tonight!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 23, 2016 03:59 AM (26zxJ)

483 lordy, it's late - anyone there?

Posted by: Vertov at May 23, 2016 04:15 AM (RTOcO)

484 Just getting here, had to get through the picture book. Funny stuff.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2016 04:17 AM (3wHFl)

485 gee, skip, morning there? late night here...

Posted by: Vertov at May 23, 2016 04:18 AM (RTOcO)

486 0129 here...

maybe i should join the cat on the couch?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2016 04:24 AM (GnCxR)

487 0290 here as well - west coaster?

Posted by: Vertov at May 23, 2016 04:26 AM (RTOcO)

488 errr - 0131

Posted by: Vertov at May 23, 2016 04:27 AM (RTOcO)

489 Oh man I love American humor. That carrier comeback was so boss.

Posted by: Lisl at May 23, 2016 04:49 AM (EWXKS)

490 Not much out there new.
It's time to go to work here.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2016 05:03 AM (3wHFl)

491 To find out why cruise ships don't turn turtle, look up metacentric height.
Course that doesn't help any when you rip up the hull by side swiping an island.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 23, 2016 05:29 AM (FtrY1)

492 >>> It's time to go to work here.

Don't over do it.

Posted by: fluffy at May 23, 2016 05:46 AM (2hcmo)

493 Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, May 23, 2016. On this day in 1934 Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Their bodies and the car they were in were riddled by bullets. There are a lot of conflicting stories about the death of these two outlaws, but one thing is certain. The police could not have set up that ambush if someone had not ratted them out.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:55 AM (vvmPQ)

494 And speaking of ambushes, the alleged shooter of a MA police officer has been shot dead, thus saving an expensive trial. This guy had a rap sheet a mile long, so how is it that he was walking around free when he shot that cop. I know; we should make sentencing guidelines even more lenient because racism or something.


http://fxn.ws/2442sDZ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:55 AM (vvmPQ)

495 Las Vegas blames its spike in crime on CA. They may have a point here.


http://fxn.ws/25b0B2A

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:55 AM (vvmPQ)

496 The choom's pen and phone have unilaterally lifted a long held arms embargo against Vietnam.


http://fxn.ws/1U6WlZL

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

497 RIP founding member of the Beastie Boys, John Berry at 52.


http://fxn.ws/22lrJu3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

498 Recall how the MFM was all over Ronald Reagan for accepting $2M from a group in Japan for a speaking fee. Oh well, Scankles and Billy-Bob have raked in 21M and 27M in bribes "speaking fees" from big business alone. This doesn't include the mountain of cash washing through her scam "charity".


http://nyp.st/1swU3Nt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

499 A retired AF general says the idiot occupying the WH has unilaterally disarmed the US and we are being humiliated by Russia and China.


http://bit.ly/1WMlbFo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

500 And speaking of idiots, Gary Johnson getting a new surge from disaffected supporters of Scankles and Kommie Bernie.


http://bit.ly/27Q9ZL5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

501 Frodo says child abuse in Whoreywood is rampant and the abusers are protected by the elites in Whoreywood.


http://bit.ly/1WK5cH6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

502 Obama has signed a "bi-partisan" bill that supposed to remove "hurtful" language from US law. The PC runs amuck. Looking for the vote totals it appears that this was one of those "voice votes" and it was unanimously passed in both houses. I mean, who would vote for "hurtful" words like "Negro", or the really offensive word "American Indian".


http://bit.ly/1TEwmgt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

503 Vatican insider says the commie pope does not like American "conservatives" or America. No shit.


http://bit.ly/1YQSnc2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

504 Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1qd89lF


That's it for today folks. Really sparse pickings today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

505 Where is everybody at this morning?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

506 Looks like my old ship after they cut the dome off in that photo at the top.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 06:07 AM (vvmPQ)

507 Well since nobody is here yet and the sun is coming up I have to go over to MIL's house and put a pipe cap on the hot water heater drain. Maybe someone will be here when I get back. BBL

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2016 06:09 AM (vvmPQ)

508 thanks for the news Vic

Posted by: wing at May 23, 2016 06:14 AM (Ohl7S)

509 Thanks Vic.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 23, 2016 06:22 AM (ptqRm)

510 And.....G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 23, 2016 06:23 AM (ptqRm)

511 Sometime this morning, the Judge in the trial of the second Freddy Grey involved Police Officer will release his verdict.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 23, 2016 06:24 AM (ptqRm)

512 Good Morning Daywalkers.

I'm just lurking and being entertained by the denizens comments Vic.
Thanks for the news, off to read one or two I had missed in my nightly roaming's of the innertubes.

Posted by: Gmac- All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. at May 23, 2016 06:35 AM (4pjhs)

513 Le NOOD...

It has arrived.

Track two.



Stand clear please.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 23, 2016 06:35 AM (ptqRm)

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