Overnight Open Thread (5-30-2016)

So I'm back...and pretty wiped out. This was a long three weeks - 1.5 weeks of work, 1 week of vacation, and 1 week of family business/hard physical labor. In the process I visited Tokyo, Yokohama, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Shikoku. I'll fill you in on the details over the next few days.

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Here's the onsen where I spent most mornings and evenings during the vacation phase of my trip. It was awesome.

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Quote of the Day

As we all know, high school girls can defeat any enemy that doesn't have tentacles. But against kaiju they need a bit of help.

Ragnastrike Angels! Earth is invaded from space and nothing seems able to defeat the giant aliens, known as Fiarem. So as an emergency measure a group of high school girls are recruited as a special defense force. When given technomagic treatment they become 38 meters tall and can fight the Fiarem on even terms.

WeaponsMan on Happy Memorial Day

The dead are only as dead or forgotten as we allow them to be.

As readers of this blog certainly know, Memorial Day is not on occasion to celebrate those many of us who survive. At least, not in the USA. We've got a day for that, in the bitter month of November, for good and historical reasons. That's the day for those who returned upright and animate. This day is to honor the ennobled among us, the ones that did not. And so many of us vets are thinking about absent friends, today; it may not be an occasion for happiness.

We are about to argue the opposite.

Nobody died so that you can mope around bewailing his fate. Let us consider an alternative way to think about him, about them. Let us, rather, take comfort and find joy in the fact that they lived, however briefly; let us remember them not as they died in a flash of HE, that unforgettable sound of a rifle-bullet impact, or an unstoppable running-down on the operating table; but rather, as they live: full of life and life's joys, or even more honestly, life's passions.

Surely you can call up that friend, or relative, or friend's relative, in your mind. This was a person with a distinctive smile, a laugh, and a gait that you could spot in a throng at a hundred yards. Bring that picture into your mind, that man (or, perhaps, woman) in color and in three dimensions.

Now, take that fallen hero - for the foundation of our little world stands on the shoulders of these, and that makes them heroes if nothing else does - along with you. To the cookout, to the ball game, to the beach, to the water park.

Expect others to look at you funny, as you're attentive to the old friend's envy of your home or kids - or his mockery of your current state of physical fitness.

Don't be surprised if he takes the last hot dog or the last beer - or if he leaves it for you. Either way, that's just the kind of guy he was, wasn't he?

We have been bringing our dead friends to holiday festivities for some years now. We haven't told anybody, because we enjoy, most of the time, just passing as regular, sane, non-vet Americans. But now it's time to let the secret out of the bag.

...Anyway, when some smiling, secure, comfortable citizen looks at you and says, "Happy Memorial Day," look right in his or her eye, shake hands if it's suitable, and say, "Happy Memorial Day" right back. Say it like you mean it, because you're saying it for two.

And if you're sensitive to it, if you're really tuned-in, that pressure on your shoulder is a squeeze from a dead hand, telling you it's OK.

Happy Memorial Day.

Did the Cincinnati Zoo Really Have to Shoot That Gorilla?

Sadly yes. Once the gorilla had the boy and wouldn't let him go there were really no good options. Note that the gorilla dragged the boy around and was quite rough with him before the video showing him 'cuddling' the boy was taken.

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IRS Employee Explains Why Conservative Groups Were Targeted

To protect their phony baloney IRS jobs.

Desperation Watch: Newspaper Industry Files Federal Suit Against Ad-blocking Industry

Armed White House Intruder Stopped By Transgender Bathroom Policy, Bullets

From the NRA Convention...

I was indeed stopped in my tracks, temporarily bereft of the ability to even.

So, I'm supposed to be taking my 1911-buying advice from underemployed Eighties hair metal singers now? Also, if Dee Snyder's so into 1911s, how come we can only get country friggin' music at our annual NRA soirees?

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Japanese Court Rules Artist's 'Vagina' Kayak is Legal, Sharing Its 3D Data is Not

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Amazon Customer Service is Becoming More Like Comcast

Bad Pooja, bad.

Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [922 comments] 'sven10077' [129.48 posts/day]
2 [439 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
3 [389 comments] 'Christopher Taylor'
4 [383 comments] 'Vic  We Have No Party'
5 [380 comments] 'Bruce With a Wang!'
6 [340 comments] 'Nevergiveup'
7 [309 comments] 'Ricardo Kill'
8 [296 comments] 'ThunderB'
9 [287 comments] 'Lizzy'
10 [277 comments] 'Skip'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [70 names] 'phreshone' [9.83 unique names/day]
2 [43 names] 'Dick Morris'
3 [43 names] 'Naked Yoko Ono'
4 [37 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
5 [37 names] 'andycanuck'
6 [35 names] 'In Vino Veritits'
7 [28 names] 'garrett'
8 [25 names] 'Count de Monet'
9 [25 names] 'doomed'
10 [22 names] 'freaked'

The group. Banned on 12 universities.

Where it's at - the Twitter

Tonight's post brought to you by pilot Leslie Leavoy over Vietnam in 1966:

Vietnam War

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to maetenloch at gmail. Otherwise send tips to Ace.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:12 PM




Comments

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1 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 30, 2016 11:14 PM (EzgxV)

2 Welcome back, Maet!

Posted by: speedster1 at May 30, 2016 11:14 PM (vUcdz)

3 Lord of the Banhammer III: The Return of the Maet.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 30, 2016 11:14 PM (EzgxV)

4 He's back
,

Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 30, 2016 11:15 PM (voOPb)

5 This got willowed but I'd like you to see this before I post the Compliance Pics

Chick-Fil-A's in Gardendale and Fultondale Alabama did something touching to commemorate the MIA's and of course offer discounts to veterans on Memorial Day

http://tinyurl.com/zyqt5os

Yet there are idiot mayors and idiot colleges who fight to keep Chick-Fil-A and their delicious fare out of their domains

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:17 PM (fnmIE)

6
technomagic


What, the "Force" isn't good enough for ya?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 30, 2016 11:18 PM (fOgSR)

7 Howdy once again, Maet.

Missed ya.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 30, 2016 11:19 PM (gyKtp)

8 >>>Yet there are idiot mayors and idiot colleges who fight to keep Chick-Fil-A and their delicious fare out of their domains

Must fight wholesome closed minded businesses and capitalists
Posted by: SJW who eat kale

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 30, 2016 11:19 PM (voOPb)

9 Konnichi wa, Maet-San!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 30, 2016 11:20 PM (0mRoj)

10 Welcome home Maet,

I made #1 sadly....I'll need to work on that.

Posted by: Sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:20 PM (g8Hfr)

11 Here I sit, at the bottom of the post, which I read, and I see no comments showing. Yeah. well, I can't be first. But I can be next.

NEXT!

Welcome back, Maet. And thank God you made it. You wouldn't believe what a mess your substitutes did while you were gone. We even had Yoko!

(KIDDING, OKAY? KIDDING!)

How long before the Japanese influence will wear off the ONT's, do you think?

Posted by: mindful webworker - nuclear capable at May 30, 2016 11:20 PM (5a8XA)

12
Snoop Dog had an interesting, if profane, take on the new "Roots" and "Twelve Years A Slave" -- something along the line of why keep release ving the past, what about the successes African-Americans have achieved post slavery?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 30, 2016 11:20 PM (fOgSR)

13 Thank The Hopper, he didn't open with Yoko.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 30, 2016 11:22 PM (bpTue)

14 Yay! Maetenloch is back. I was so worried that you wouldn't come back, not that I'd blame you all that much if you didn't. I wish your trip was more rest than work stuff. I can't wait to hear more about it and see more pics. The ones you included tonight were great.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 30, 2016 11:22 PM (6IPEM)

15 welcome back maet

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 30, 2016 11:22 PM (0O7c5)

16 Nip to answer your question
http://1.usa.gov/1XKGUvP

Posted by: tmitsss at May 30, 2016 11:23 PM (sUvQQ)

17 That is why Aliens have not yet invaded.

They know we have no shortage of Japanese High School girls.

Posted by: eman at May 30, 2016 11:23 PM (MQEz6)

18 Sven back on top. It's your destiny. Embrace it and own it, Sven.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 30, 2016 11:24 PM (6IPEM)

19 13 Thank The Hopper, he didn't open with Yoko.
-----
Hey, it was twofer Tuesday

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 30, 2016 11:24 PM (voOPb)

20 Maet returns with Godzilla's wallet and lunch box.

Posted by: eman at May 30, 2016 11:25 PM (MQEz6)

21
"Vag-yaking", it's a thing!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 30, 2016 11:25 PM (fOgSR)

22 18 Posted by: L, Elle at May 30, 2016 11:24 PM (6IPEM)

Uh...I was uh home more this week....

I'll do my best to let someone else have the honor, or if my post count is to be believed two and a half someones.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:25 PM (g8Hfr)

23 Dee Snider is a great family man in a long term marriage and a pretty badass as street fighting goes. The other actor in that poster hosts a gun show on TV .

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 30, 2016 11:26 PM (MNgU2)

24 Amazon's fraud department is pretty shitty too. Some asshole ripped me off for $60 by somehow getting into my account and sending gift cards to their email out of MY gift card balance.

Amazon recognized the theft, and basically all they did was disable my password and basically told me "yeh, you got ripped off, not our fault, you're out $60". Didn't even tell me if the fucker who ripped me off had its email address blocked after acknowledging the fraud.

Just about every large company will restore what was taken through fraud, but not Amazon. So if you have a gift card balance don't let it sit there.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:27 PM (fnmIE)

25 I do want a kayak.

Posted by: eman at May 30, 2016 11:28 PM (MQEz6)

26 Welcome back, Maet.

And thanks, not only for a great ONT, but that last F-100 pic, gives me chills.

I remember as a kid, when F-100s were still front-line equipment, along with their other Century Series fighters.

And now we look back on F-100s, F-102s as wicked pilot killing anachronisms of nearly steampunk vintage.

We're barely past 100 years of flight, and it's truly hard to grasp how very far we've come.

If we can get rid of enough commies and FSA'ers in Congress, we can continue on, too.

But that's an iffy thing, these day.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 30, 2016 11:28 PM (v5iqM)

27 Posted by: sven10077

If you're going to be #1 be #1 with a bullett

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 30, 2016 11:28 PM (voOPb)

28 Did you have sushi for breakfast?

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

29 Maet's back from Japan & no Yoko pics!

Posted by: Josephistan at May 30, 2016 11:30 PM (7qAYi)

30 27 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 30, 2016 11:28 PM (voOPb)

I lost track and didn't realize I was essentially posting 2.5 comments to most folks one.

I need to at a minimum if I post limit myself to two browser windows.

Not to sound cocky but "winning # 1" doesn't take a lot of effort from me, posting coherent posts that lift a conversation up is a harder hill to climb.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:30 PM (g8Hfr)

31 Maet I have to know....

Was Giggles' shite at Hiroshima no-sold or did the Japanese love it?

Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:31 PM (g8Hfr)

32 "Did you have sushi for breakfast?"

Where? Most places don't open until 11am.
OK, late breakfast...

Posted by: navybrat at May 30, 2016 11:32 PM (w7KSn)

33 Newspaper websites and other news and politics sites could cut us some slack by not jamming every nook and cranny with bandwidth guzzling advertising that usually freezes the screen for an eternity

Daily Caller is the worst with this as far as the blogs go, and Daily Breeze is pretty bad too. Huffpo has tons of bandwidth hogging ads and clickbait, and they use clickbait headlines too.

The MSM sites are just as bad, particularly CNN, WaPo, and Yahoo

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:32 PM (fnmIE)

34 sven - think of it this way - all the other commenters weren't doing our job to keep you off the top ten.

New Moron bumper sticker:

* Comment frequently for Sven! *

Posted by: mindful webworker - count me in at May 30, 2016 11:33 PM (5a8XA)

35 33 Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:32 PM (fnmIE)

I suspect these news sites are in for a shock.

They take away my adblocker, I take away my perusal.

Cutting the cord made me a happier person, can't help but wonder if I'd not be happier being as dumb as LIVs.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:34 PM (g8Hfr)

36 Adblock is my friend

Posted by: NCKate at May 30, 2016 11:35 PM (IZFV4)

37
Just about every large company will restore what was taken through fraud, but not Amazon. So if you have a gift card balance don't let it sit there.
Posted by: kbdabear


I bought a $100 Target gift card at a Target in Indiana and mailed it to my nephew in Florida. When he tried to use it they said it had already been used by someone in Colorado. None of us has ever been to Colorado. Target says "tough luck."

That's why I'm boycotting Target.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 30, 2016 11:35 PM (k4M/B)

38 ...something along the line of why keep [reviving] the past, what about the successes African-Americans have achieved post slavery?

Because PBS cannot live on stale British bread alone

Posted by: derit at May 30, 2016 11:35 PM (OC+TJ)

39 Welcome back Maet!!

Go big or go home sven. You went big this week. Kudos.

Posted by: Blano at May 30, 2016 11:35 PM (heN73)

40 Houston shooter had two tours in Afghanistan according to his DD214, not four as reported previously

Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2016 11:36 PM (zOTsN)

41 12
Snoop Dog had an interesting, if profane, take on the new "Roots" and "Twelve Years A Slave" -- something along the line of why keep release ving the past, what about the successes African-Americans have achieved post slavery?



The Racial Grievance Industry can't make money off success, Snoop!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 30, 2016 11:36 PM (20X6f)

42 "Thank you for calling the United States Marine Corps"
https://youtu.be/m78RpfCj3S0

h/t Bare Naked Islam

Posted by: mindful webworker - press 0 for Orwellian at May 30, 2016 11:36 PM (5a8XA)

43 The Amazon guy is full of it, he may have gotten scammed by an amazon affiliate who was listed on the sale page, so he wrote a negative review of the product not of the seller, there is a seperate feedback for that, he then is angry because Amazon will only refund his money (including shipping costs) rather than send him a replacement at the same price he leaped on. He can't figure out that Amazon's normally priced items are normally priced because they are marked up by intuit already before Amazon gets them.

He then like a drama queen demands to speak to a representative about getting more than a full refund. When he doesn't get the mythical manager he cancels his prime account as if he is expecting them to come crawl back to him. So the rep is freaked out, which is bad, but who knows what the tone of this has been like?

Now we all have crap days, but Amazon never ever fixed crap like this beyond returning your money yesterday. The whole sales contract was posted on the site for him to read on the sales page when he bought it. It seemed like an amazing deal he should have checked the not so fineprint.

Posted by: RoyLC at May 30, 2016 11:37 PM (wdHQo)

44 Golden State, eh?

...bring it on Oakland!!!

You will be the next in a long line of sports entities we will lose to.

...We're Cleveland!!!

*punches self in face*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 30, 2016 11:38 PM (OQ9R7)

45 12
Snoop Dog had an interesting, if profane, take on the new "Roots" and "Twelve Years A Slave" -- something along the line of why keep release ving the past, what about the successes African-Americans have achieved post slavery?

It is a sad state of affairs when Snoop Dog becomes the voice of reason!

Posted by: Josephistan at May 30, 2016 11:38 PM (7qAYi)

46 My bro's living in Japan now. Divorced and got a cutie. I told him to get one of those gang haircuts that stick out like 3 feet ahead their foreheads.

Posted by: Corona at May 30, 2016 11:38 PM (ragzU)

47 Holiday Boating ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737340075013484546

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737340222472589313

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737340382544027653

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737340533715144704

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737340797385900032

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:39 PM (fnmIE)

48 I loved seeing all the Twitter tributes to Harambe, even though most of those idiots didn't know about this gorilla 24 hours before this happened.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 30, 2016 11:40 PM (wQWv4)

49 >>>tract was posted on the site for him to read on the sales page when he bought it. It seemed like an amazing deal he should have checked the not so fineprint.


Something to good to be true turned out not so good? Huh, never would've guessed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 30, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

50 40 Posted by: ThunderB at May 30, 2016 11:36 PM (zOTsN)

He is 25.

I love the mules blaming Bush here.

Assume for the sake of argument the kid joined at 17.

That would mean he was in OSUT only during the reign of Chimpy in all likelihood.

Anyway PTSD is not why this guy went koo-koo for ko-ko puffs in all likelihood, he probably should have been on floor 7 of Martin Army Community Hospital b/c of underlying conditions.

He's been out of active service a bit IIRC so the guy averaged at worst a tour every two years, and that is assuming they were 12 month rotations not 6.

Just a tragedy, but hey "wait lists are a lot like Disney" right DC politicians?

I'm wondering how he was falling through the cracks in his reserve billet.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:40 PM (g8Hfr)

51 Welcome back, Maetenloch.

I've struggled with how to how to greet people on Memorial Day without saying "Happy Memorial Day", which just seemed wrong.

Posted by: rickl at May 30, 2016 11:40 PM (sdi6R)

52 to Jerry T., dead at nineteen in II Corps


f*ck you, Lyndon B Johnson; f*ck you and your stupid war

Posted by: Ho Lee Fuk at May 30, 2016 11:41 PM (/542q)

53 btw, Hail Hydra*!

*Hey Marvel, here's a bit of advice for you - never make the villain (Red Skull) right.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 30, 2016 11:41 PM (wQWv4)

54 51 Posted by: rickl at May 30, 2016 11:40 PM (sdi6R)

Felicitous tidings on this day of remembrance.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:41 PM (g8Hfr)

55 More Holiday Boating ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737340976373596161

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737341128689766400

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737341282683658240

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737341439378632704

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/737341578004602880

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:42 PM (fnmIE)

56 53 Posted by: Thrawn at May 30, 2016 11:41 PM (wQWv4)

Evidently Capitan Mexopolis is Hydra too if their southern border is an indication.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:42 PM (g8Hfr)

57 Welcome back, Maet!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 30, 2016 11:42 PM (OQ9R7)

58 Trump/Yoko Bono 2016!

#AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent

#TheLarch

Posted by: The Midnight Chalkening at May 30, 2016 11:43 PM (hbjKv)

59 Daniel Craig has quit James Bond after director Sam Mendes. He turns down $137M for two more films.

He was a producer on the series since Quantuum, and had input heavily and in a positive way.

Tom Hiddleston is currently the favorite replacement.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2016 11:43 PM (VdICR)

60 I've read that the telcom companies are getting fed up with the high bandwidth ads jamming up the networks too and are trying to get laws enacted that would allow them to surcharge the network cloggers.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:45 PM (fnmIE)

61 Does the new Roots have boobehs?

Boobehs on network TV in the 70s left an impression.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 30, 2016 11:45 PM (1xUj/)

62 https://youtu.be/FpcL-fQNPfQ

Mazes and Monsters (1982)

Sven J Olafson theater presents Tom Hanks in a TV dramatization of the sad saga of Dayton Ohio native James Dallas Egbert III a young computer science prodigy who went Koo-Koo for Koko Puffs....

Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:45 PM (g8Hfr)

63 "I've struggled with how to how to greet people on Memorial Day without saying "Happy Memorial Day", which just seemed wrong."
-Posted by: rickl at May 30, 2016 11:40 PM (sdi6R)

I simply answer with: "Long Live our Fallen Heroes".

...Imagine that it is also your birthday.

After you pass "Idiot Thirty", it is odd, indeed.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 30, 2016 11:45 PM (OQ9R7)

64 59 Daniel Craig has quit James Bond after director Sam Mendes. He turns down $137M for two more films.

He was a producer on the series since Quantuum, and had input heavily and in a positive way.

Tom Hiddleston is currently the favorite replacement.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2016 11:43 PM (VdICR)

You mean it won't be Laverne Cox? Twitter's gonna be pissed!

Posted by: Josephistan at May 30, 2016 11:46 PM (7qAYi)

65 Mazes and Monsters is all the syrup you can handle on sermonizing the evils of Dungeons and Dragons...

I am now nostalgic for that era when societal breakdown was in the drunken imaginations of proto-soccer moms...

I'm pretty sure shit is more off the hook now, and it does not involve polyhedron dice.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:47 PM (g8Hfr)

66 Can't believe I'm saying this, but... the new Monkees album, Good Times, is not unlistenable. Some good stuff. I was not a big fan - my little sister had all the albums - but they definitely had some good songs.

And Good Times is evocative, not just of the old Monkees' sound, but of the music of their heyday, before everything had to be cynical, depressing, and complicated. Some songs sound like they needed Davy Jones's voice. Thought I detected some little bits of tribute to other bands.

Some song titles:
I Was There (And I'm Told I Had A Good Time)
Birth Of An Accidental Hipster
Terrifying



I sure need better speakers.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Good Times at May 30, 2016 11:47 PM (5a8XA)

67 The advertisers not only slow your computer/laptop/tablet/phone to a glacial load rate, they drop tracking cookies in your unit.

If they're looking for sympathy, it's in the dictionary

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:48 PM (fnmIE)

68 "Mazes and Monsters is all the syrup you can handle on sermonizing the evils of Dungeons and Dragons...
I am now nostalgic for that era when societal breakdown was in the drunken imaginations of proto-soccer moms...
I'm pretty sure shit is more off the hook now, and it does not involve polyhedron dice.
"
-Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:47 PM (g8Hfr)

I have almost no idea what you are talking about.

*rolls 3d6*

...now I do.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 30, 2016 11:49 PM (OQ9R7)

69 Evidently Capitan Mexopolis is Hydra too if their southern border is an indication.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:42 PM (g8Hfr)

The only way to stop Hydra now is by the introduction of a new superhero.

Captain...UN! No, no, no! Captain....EU!

Posted by: Thrawn at May 30, 2016 11:49 PM (wQWv4)

70 Zoos need sharpshooters--why didn't my high school guidance counselor tell me?! Tomorrow I'm submitting my resume to the petting zoo. Think I should emphasize my close-quarters knife work?

Posted by: derit at May 30, 2016 11:50 PM (OC+TJ)

71 Ah, Charles Barkley. So stupid. So so stupid.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 30, 2016 11:50 PM (20X6f)

72 24 Amazon's fraud department is pretty shitty too. Some asshole ripped me off for $60 by somehow getting into my account and sending gift cards to their email out of MY gift card balance.

Amazon recognized the theft, and basically all they did was disable my password and basically told me "yeh, you got ripped off, not our fault, you're out $60". Didn't even tell me if the fucker who ripped me off had its email address blocked after acknowledging the fraud.

Just about every large company will restore what was taken through fraud, but not Amazon. So if you have a gift card balance don't let it sit there.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:27 PM (fnmIE)



Amazon will give up everything they know about you with three pieces of information: your name, your email, and your home address. That was Ira's initial point of attack.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 30, 2016 11:51 PM (EzgxV)

73 Posted by: Jim at May 30, 2016 11:28 PM (v5iqM)

Super Sabres! That's what those are. I was thinking that they were the funniest looking F-5s I'd ever seen.

Yes, I suck at aircraft identification.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 30, 2016 11:51 PM (S2VsH)

74 "Ah, Charles Barkley. So stupid. So so stupid."
-Posted by: Puddleglum at May 30, 2016 11:50 PM (20X6f)

At least he wins.

/Trumpvoter

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 30, 2016 11:51 PM (OQ9R7)

75 I like this site because it usually does not have autoplay videos.
I hate it when I go to a site like CNN in order to *read* about a news story, but I can't read it since it will take 5 minutes to load a video of a person reading me the story that I would rather read anyway.
Ridiculous.

Posted by: navybrat at May 30, 2016 11:51 PM (w7KSn)

76 Daily Caller locks up every device I own, its horrible

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at May 30, 2016 11:52 PM (dULJN)

77 I'm just grateful that Maet didn't go over to Japan and somehow cause the fusion nightmare of Yokozilla.

Or. Did. He?

But, we'll know for sure in the ONTs to come.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 30, 2016 11:52 PM (v5iqM)

78 Why isn't the outrage at shooting the gorilla directed at the mother of the toddler? Story is that she was there with four small children and while she was busy with two the toddler walked away and crawled through the bars of the enclosure to see the water. I would never try to take four little kids to a park alone and not have at least the youngest on a leash.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 30, 2016 11:52 PM (Se0hj)

79 And Good Times is evocative, not just of the old Monkees' sound, but of the music of their heyday, before everything had to be cynical, depressing, and complicated. Some songs sound like they needed Davy Jones's voice. Thought I detected some little bits of tribute to other bands.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Good Times at May 30, 2016 11:47 PM (5a8XA)

A few weeks ago was the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beach Boys Pet Sounds album. It's everything the critics praise it as and more. My only complaint is that every weepy emo band looked to Pet Sounds for inspiration

Brian and his band are doing a 50th anniversary tour performing the entire album in playlist order. He'll be in my town in September and I plan to go. Might be the last chance to see Brian Wilson the way that music artists are dying this year.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:53 PM (fnmIE)

80 ..."I would never try to take four little kids to a park alone and not have at least the youngest on a leash."
-Posted by: Jen the original at May 30, 2016 11:52 PM (Se0hj)

I would have because I didn't know how fast they could get away, let alone the exponential potential of Four of Them.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 30, 2016 11:54 PM (OQ9R7)

81 Bookworm's Room is pretty bad about the ads as well. I simply can't visit her site on my phone; there is too much crap overriding the content.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 30, 2016 11:54 PM (FQKBL)

82 My "non-kid-having friends" used to have a lot of ideas about their attention-span and Huge Skillz.

...until they had kids.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 30, 2016 11:56 PM (OQ9R7)

83 Daily Caller, absolutely unreadable.
Even if you manage to find a story of your liking, the thing jumps around on the screen with ever new banner, which is about every 2 seconds.
Web "skins" scroll up and down asking you to take a survey about the thing that you can't even read because of all of the distractions.

Posted by: navybrat at May 30, 2016 11:56 PM (w7KSn)

84 >>>> Ah, Charles Barkley. So stupid. So so stupid.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 30, 2016 11:50 PM (20X6f)
----
Now you stop that about Charles. I have had a crush on him forever.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 30, 2016 11:58 PM (6IPEM)

85 Okaerinasai!

Omiyage wa?

Posted by: Socratease at May 30, 2016 11:59 PM (2GbWn)

86 Download "No Script" for Firefox or Blue Moon.

When you cannot see a webpage?

...it almost always isn't worth your privacy to see.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 30, 2016 11:59 PM (OQ9R7)

87 Maet is back and we're slowing down?

You people are better than this.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:03 AM (OQ9R7)

88 No, we're not.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:03 AM (6IPEM)

89 >>you stop that about Charles. I have had a crush on him forever.


Turrible, turrible

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 31, 2016 12:03 AM (voOPb)

90 *refresh*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:03 AM (OQ9R7)

91 25
I do want a kayak.





Posted by: eman at May 30, 2016 11:28 PM (MQEz6)

Not me. I want a Vagiyak. How cool would that be...to be the little man in the boat.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:03 AM (pcyHg)

92 Alien invaders. UFO or maybe Mysterians?
School girls - all hail the Kami of Fan-Service
Grow to 38ft aka 10 meters, well hello Zentradi

Of course am afraid to ask if these super-sized waifu start to loose their costumes and powers while in the middle of combat.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2016 12:04 AM (wrP6b)

93 do you want to know, more, they had a starship troopers marathon this weekend, yes all three films,

Posted by: admiral marcus at May 31, 2016 12:04 AM (nS3Ic)

94
How cool would that be...to be the little man in the boat.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:03 AM (pcyHg)








Yeah, and then NO ONE could find you.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 31, 2016 12:04 AM (LuZz8)

95 "No, we're not."
-Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:03 AM (6IPEM)

I wasn't talking about you.

You're simply horrible.

*poke*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:04 AM (OQ9R7)

96 Slapweasel, let's be positive! Our team is in a much better place this year than last year.

I can't believe the folks that are saying they want Idris Elba or Gillian Anderson as Bond, because they're tired of Bond being a white male. Maybe we should just throw gender and color out the window for all casting. Or maybe someone should write a good spy story and cast Elba or Anderson in it, if they want those actors to be seen on screen.

Although I suspect some of you might find a female Bond, getting it on with a Bond girl, kinda hawt.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 31, 2016 12:05 AM (FQKBL)

97 ...that's better!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:05 AM (OQ9R7)

98 "Slapweasel, let's be positive! Our team is in a much better place this year than last year."
-Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 31, 2016 12:05 AM (FQKBL)

Cleveland is the Mogadishu of Sports.

My apologies for waiting for that next RPG.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:06 AM (OQ9R7)

99 the last wasn't nearly as bad as the original, they went forever warrish, and the natives have gotten restless, they brought back van deen, who had been in those crouch apocalyptic epics, and there's a goofy sky marshall who becomes all copacetic with the bugs,

Posted by: admiral marcus at May 31, 2016 12:07 AM (nS3Ic)

100 Heh. the Bernie rally had 4 animal rights protestors rush him.
The secret service hauled them off.
I know some people who are there, and they say that the audience is almost completely white.
In Oakland CA.
Yeah, read that last bit again. LOL

Posted by: navybrat at May 31, 2016 12:08 AM (w7KSn)

101 Barb the Evil Genius: ...Maybe we should just throw gender and color out the window for all casting....

The new Roots makeover should've had non-blacks in all the African roles. And the slaveholders all played by Thai trannies. Because, Diversity!

Posted by: mindful webworker - Diversity Perversity University at May 31, 2016 12:09 AM (5a8XA)

102 Slapweasel, maybe your quote should be engraved on the Q.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 31, 2016 12:09 AM (FQKBL)

103 Leslie flew a sabre. What a thing. It never looked like a vagina, I'm guessing. He probably would have rather burned a village than go into the wrong restroom.

Posted by: goon at May 31, 2016 12:10 AM (WCaSy)

104 70 Posted by: derit at May 30, 2016 11:50 PM (OC+TJ)

And he doubles down. Seriously, wtf is wrong with you?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:10 AM (bpTue)

105 Although I suspect some of you might find a female Bond, getting it on with a Bond girl, kinda hawt.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 31, 2016 12:05 AM (FQKBL)

Mmmmm...Emily Blunt as Jane Bond. Yum.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:10 AM (pcyHg)

106 Barb...

Having the depth of All-Stars like Love and Irving is, indeed, a quality reach-around.

In all my experience, however, we lose in the end.

/Every Cleveland Movie Ever.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:10 AM (OQ9R7)

107 And from Dimension W http://dimension-w.net/?page_id=81

A figure kit - http://www.e2046.com/product/25173

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2016 12:11 AM (wrP6b)

108 I think PBS might implode. David Brooks on Charlie Rose right now.
Is it even legal to put that much stupid in one room? There oughta be a law!

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 12:11 AM (OPUoa)

109 "Slapweasel, maybe your quote should be engraved on the Q."
-Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 31, 2016 12:09 AM (FQKBL)

How very kind of you, but I'll leave the "rafters" to retired numbers.

...thank you very much.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:12 AM (OQ9R7)

110 Mindful, I was gonna throw something out there about Roots. Maybe Kunte Kinte should be portrayed by an East Indian female, too.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 31, 2016 12:12 AM (FQKBL)

111 >>>> I wasn't talking about you.
You're simply horrible.
*poke*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:04
-----
I know. I know. I should stop trying to follow your lead by emulating you and just be a better person.
* pokes back *

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:12 AM (6IPEM)

112 "I know. I know. I should stop trying to follow your lead by emulating you and just be a better person.
* pokes back *
"
-Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:12 AM (6IPEM)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:13 AM (OQ9R7)

113 Well, fortunately for me, I'm not overly invested in a Cavs win. Sure would be fun, though. Last time I cared about team, Mark Price was shooting 3s.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 31, 2016 12:15 AM (FQKBL)

114 >>>> Posted by: derit at May 30, 2016 11:50 PM (OC+TJ)
-----
Back with the animal hate, huh? Didn't get yourself off enough on it this weekend? Seriously, put down the bottle and take a break from the blog.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:15 AM (6IPEM)

115 I'm too amped-up right now, so I'ma roll some smokes and chill.

*TimeOut*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:15 AM (OQ9R7)

116 hiddleston was pretty good in the night manager, the story even mentioned wmd's to prove the roper's bonafides as a villain, and even broaches the training of those charming syrian rebels,

Posted by: admiral marcus at May 31, 2016 12:16 AM (nS3Ic)

117 100: I know some people who are there, and they say that the audience is almost completely white.
In Oakland CA.
Yeah, read that last bit again. LOL



Like the Golden State fan base if tonight's game is any indication. :-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 31, 2016 12:16 AM (20X6f)

118 PBS imploded years ago. The stress of having someone more interesting than Terri Gross made them overheat and overreach.

This is just "they killed Kenny" over and over again.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 31, 2016 12:16 AM (ry34m)

119 And he doubles down. Seriously, wtf is wrong with you?

"Perhaps it's the result of an anxiety."

Posted by: derit at May 31, 2016 12:16 AM (OC+TJ)

120 I have GOT to see this movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v30bsRLYB5E

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2016 12:17 AM (sdi6R)

121 Now I have to defend derit? I didn't see what he did that was so wrong.

Tonight, at least.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:18 AM (OQ9R7)

122 Fantasizing about and actually torturing and killing animals is a sign of pathology. Just sayin.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:18 AM (6IPEM)

123 The real problem with the ads is that they're being disingenuous -- if a website wants to put ads on that website, I might actually read them -- but for a website to allow Google to put ads on their website while still pretending they have editorial control is, if you'll pardon the technical term, bullshit. If the NYT were to link facsimile pages of their dead trees edition, nobody would bother blocking the ads.



But, no -- they want adaptive advertising....so if you price-check something for a friend, you get six months of ads for that thing -- even though you already have one. If you visit a risque website, you get six months of ads for penile enlargement products. You wonder how to navigate to an address in Las Vegas, you get six months of shilling for casinos.



In between pumping you for stuff you casually mentioned, the advertising companies are also relentlessly attempting to thicken their dossier on you. Google has more information on the average American than the Stasi ever had on East Germans. And they're attempting to use it to encourage all sorts of bad behaviours -- everything from drinking sugary sodas to overconsumption of alcohol; promoting gambling and loose morals; and -- possibly worst of all -- advocating for Democratic politicians.



And when you challenge the newspapers whose websites are loaded with this crap, they squeal "it wasn't us -- it's Adwords!!!"

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:19 AM (EzgxV)

124 So, how 'bout them Cubs?

Posted by: Ti at May 31, 2016 12:19 AM (v9gSJ)

125 119"Perhaps it's the result of an anxiety."
Posted by: derit at May 31, 2

Really? Anxiety makes you beat your meat like it owes you money at the thought of torturing animals to death? You misspelled sociopath.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:19 AM (bpTue)

126 I keep looking and I can't find the "offending quote".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:19 AM (OQ9R7)

127 87 Maet is back and we're slowing down?

You people are better than this.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:03 AM (OQ9R7)



We're writing extended thinkpieces in celebration of Maet's triumphant return.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:20 AM (EzgxV)

128 105:Mmmmm...Emily Blunt as Jane Bond. Yum.


With Alexandra Daddario as the Bond girl!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 31, 2016 12:20 AM (20X6f)

129 Dude was trolling the pet thread about drowning puppies like this is normal or welcome commentary on a thread devoted to animal lovers.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:20 AM (6IPEM)

130 With Alexandra Daddario as the Bond girl!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 31, 2016 12:20 AM (20X6f)

Only problem: she's not British.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:21 AM (pcyHg)

131 Is that "A Thing?"

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:21 AM (OQ9R7)

132 And he doubles down. Seriously, wtf is wrong with you?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy
--------------------
I do my best to just ignore that stuff, but it was difficult this weekend.

And, I hope you didn't bother to go back & see a certain (different) dickhead respond to you on the ONT.

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 12:21 AM (OPUoa)

133 121 Now I have to defend derit? I didn't see what he did that was so wrong. Tonight, at least.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:18 AM (OQ9R7

Go look at Saturday's pet thread. I think he was done by comment 125. Once you read that, you'll understand why Elle and I are upset.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:22 AM (bpTue)

134 Unless they were deleted, the offensive quote was in the 20's. Jane D'Oh copied the most offensive one so that one may still be there.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:22 AM (6IPEM)

135 If they're looking for sympathy, it's in the dictionary

Posted by: kbdabear at May 30, 2016 11:48 PM (fnmIE)


Between "shit" and "syphilis", in fact. I checked.


BTW, I can't see how it could be so cold in pic #2 in the second set.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:24 AM (UsLZp)

136 Taking a gander at the picture of the F-100D Super Sabres, did some research in the pile. And I found information on the closest F-100D.

56-3100 was assigned to the 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, the Silver Knights. The 416th TFS was stationed at Tan Son Nhut from November 1965 to April 1967.

F-100D 56-3100 was shot down on 3 October 1966 over South Vietnam.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2016 12:24 AM (wrP6b)

137 >>>I like this site because it usually does not have autoplay videos.
<<<

I'm on metered usage so puter lives in blocker city. NOW, they've got something new, it was a the top of the page about the rail gun, and it just starts running. I thought it was a gif that snuck through but it's not a gif. !*%$^.

There's another that's sometimes linked here, huff po or daily beast that loads up that same crap and it's ALWAYS below the fold. In other words your 3/4 through (scrolling wise) the article before you find out your meter is running like a scalded dog.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 31, 2016 12:24 AM (yqOhE)

138 132. And, I hope you didn't bother to go back & see a certain (different) dickhead respond to you on the ONT.
Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 12:21 AM (

No, so why don't you fill me in now? And let me just comment first that anyone that has to point out that they have a wang, usually needs the super sized magnifying glass Cartman had to use to sight in on bin laden's.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:25 AM (bpTue)

139 long before she was on true detective, she was in white collar, which bridget regan was subsequently in as well, daddario I'm referring to,

Posted by: admiral marcus at May 31, 2016 12:25 AM (nS3Ic)

140 And thank you, bebe's.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:25 AM (6IPEM)

141 Okay... I thought 'derit' was okay, but apparently not. I haven't been around, folks. I apologize for doing things... lol.

I've missed the past three Pet Threads, so I qualify as an "Absentee Father", I guess.

'Derit'... whatever you did to piss these fine ladies off?

You should probably Knock it Off.

...so there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:26 AM (OQ9R7)

142
long before she was on true detective, she was in white collar, which
bridget regan was subsequently in as well, daddario I'm referring to,

Posted by: admiral marcus at May 31, 2016 12:25 AM (nS3Ic)


mmmmmmmmAlexandriaDaddarioandBridgetReganmmmmmmm

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 31, 2016 12:26 AM (fC9RO)

143 Only problem: she's not British.

Posted by: Sixkiller


She wouldn't need an accent. She wouldn't be Jane Bond. She'd be Jane Bonds (Emily Blunt?) "love" interest. A Bond girl not a Bond.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 31, 2016 12:27 AM (20X6f)

144 85 Okaerinasai!
Omiyage wa?
Posted by: Socratease at May 30, 2016 11:59 PM (2GbWn)


Mochiron. Hence the 4 suitcases.

Posted by: Maetenloch at May 31, 2016 12:27 AM (wqVD1)

145 No thanks needed Elle, that shit is sick.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:27 AM (bpTue)

146 Yeah... when bebe's and L,Elle both crash down upon your head?

...you probably did something really, really screwed-up.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:29 AM (OQ9R7)

147 I love parboiling in hot springs.

Posted by: Emmie at May 31, 2016 12:29 AM (xVuS6)

148 If we are going to veer off into sick fever swamps that make My Little Pony themed butt-plugs seem pedestrian, I'm gonna toddle off.

Nyah.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2016 12:29 AM (wrP6b)

149
FFS here come the white knights
On Wednesdays we wear PINK

Posted by: MAx at May 31, 2016 12:30 AM (0uuiT)

150 #Knockitoffderit

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:30 AM (OQ9R7)

151 Any way, Alexandria Daddario is an actress and a decent one. She can fake an accent and make out with Emily Blunt.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 31, 2016 12:30 AM (20X6f)

152 And you and RK stop calling me a lady and Ma'am. I can't speak for bebe's, but I ain't no lady or a ma'am.

Hahaha.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:31 AM (6IPEM)

153 She wouldn't need an accent. She wouldn't be Jane
Bond. She'd be Jane Bonds (Emily Blunt?) "love" interest. A Bond girl
not a Bond.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 31, 2016 12:27 AM (20X6f)

So Emily and Alexandra on the big screen getting it on, eh? I could make myself watch that.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:31 AM (pcyHg)

154 @ 138
Bullseye, bebes.

It was his standard reply - basically, "fuck you, you fucking fuck!"
I've seen it three times in the last few days from him. Honestly, I don't understand how he hasn't been escorted to the door. Even if only for a one day time out.

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 12:31 AM (OPUoa)

155 I take it back , I don't want to know more,

Posted by: admiral marcus at May 31, 2016 12:31 AM (nS3Ic)

156 "FFS here come the white knights
On Wednesdays we wear PINK.
"
-Posted by: MAx at May 31, 2016 12:30 AM (0uuiT)

C'mere. I want to tell you something about the blog. It'll be hilarious!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:31 AM (OQ9R7)

157 -Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:31 AM (6IPEM)

Yes, Ma'am.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:32 AM (OQ9R7)

158 Now I have to defend derit? I didn't see what he did that was so wrong.

Tonight, at least.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:18 AM (OQ9R7)
122 Fantasizing about and actually torturing and killing animals is a sign of pathology. Just sayin.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:18 AM (6IPEM)


Some of you, you got to get your sarcasm detectors into the shop for recalibration.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:32 AM (UsLZp)

159 Ooohh lookie and now we have super mysoginist adding to the fray. Cause mean girlz iz being meanz to a guy that digs torturing animals.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:32 AM (bpTue)

160 The female agent shouldn't be "Bond", but Blonde.

Blonde. Jane Blonde.

Then script and produce the whole thing like a Peter Sellers Pink Panther movie.

Watching the SJW's heads esplode would be the only reason I'd go to see it in a theater!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 12:33 AM (v5iqM)

161 LD-50 from a different vector...

Oyasumi

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2016 12:33 AM (wrP6b)

162 I've got this one weird trick that'll give you a new candidate!

Posted by: Bill Kristol at May 31, 2016 12:33 AM (k4M/B)

163 >>> FFS here come the white knights
On Wednesdays we wear PINK
Posted by: MAx at May 31, 2016 12:30 AM
----
Who are you referring to specifically in this comment?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:33 AM (6IPEM)

164 I had just turned 8 when my father was transferred to Japan in March of '59.. I was 12 when we returned to the states in the summer of '63. We were at Tachikawa A.F B. about 30 miles from Tokyo. I looked at Mt. Fuji every time I stepped out my front door. Good times.

Posted by: Hank at May 31, 2016 12:34 AM (2YVzk)

165 AOP, go read the Saturday pet thread. It's not being sarcastic it's serious.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:34 AM (bpTue)

166 The shit is about to hit the fan.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:34 AM (pcyHg)

167 she was sort of playing a brit or at least a new englander in the percy jackson films right,

Posted by: admiral marcus at May 31, 2016 12:34 AM (nS3Ic)

168 Agree...I didn't take it as sarcasm either. He had plenty of chances to say it was 'humor gone wrong' and did not.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:36 AM (pcyHg)

169 "Some of you, you got to get your sarcasm detectors into the shop for recalibration."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:32 AM (UsLZp)

For a guy who could do a "tune-up" on anything from 1990 backwards, you could probably re-calibrate your meters, as well!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:36 AM (OQ9R7)

170 >>>> Yes, Ma'am.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:32
------
Somebody is about to get a noogie.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:37 AM (6IPEM)

171 I don't think she is a ginger, originally but it works for her,

Posted by: admiral marcus at May 31, 2016 12:37 AM (nS3Ic)

172 "Who are you referring to specifically in this comment?"
-Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:33 AM (6IPEM)

He took a poke at me because we're "cordial".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:37 AM (OQ9R7)

173 166 The shit is about to hit the fan.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:34 AM (pcyHg)



The shit already hit the fan -- the splatter has yet to arrive.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

174 "Somebody is about to get a noogie."
-Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:37 AM (6IPEM)

Please don't, darlin'!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:38 AM (OQ9R7)

175 162 I've got this one weird trick that'll give you a new candidate!
Posted by: Bill Kristol



Does it involved using a knife to cut your own chest open and removing your own heart? If so, then get on it!! (h/t The Preacher)

I watched The Preacher on AMC the other night. It was alright. Little odd. I'll give it a few episodes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (20X6f)

176 I'm typing WAY too much because beer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (OQ9R7)

177 AOP, go read the Saturday pet thread. It's not being sarcastic it's serious.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:34 AM (bpTue)


Bebe, I didn't see the pet thread. I was just reading derit's "sharpshooter" comment on it's own merits, and it certainly could be taken as an expression of disgust that zoo would keep a "sharpshooter" on staff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (UsLZp)

178 174 "Somebody is about to get a noogie."
-Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:37 AM (6IPEM)
Please don't, darlin'!
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:38 AM (OQ9R7)

If we worked together we could probably give him a Melvin.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (bpTue)

179 FFS here come the white knights


Preens the self-appointed Hall Monitor.

Posted by: go get your fucking sash at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (ItAdQ)

180 >>> Agree...I didn't take it as sarcasm either. He had plenty of chances to say it was 'humor gone wrong' and did not.
Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:36 AM
----
Yes, he did. Instead he ran away when he got the least bit of blowback and then brings it back here when he sees an opportunity for it.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (6IPEM)

181 Now you stop that about Charles. I have had a crush on him forever.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 30, 2016 11:58 PM (6IPEM)

You have a crush on that fat f**k? : )

He makes me look like Mr. Universe. Call me cupcake.

Posted by: Blano at May 31, 2016 12:40 AM (lbcdD)

182 I will catch up on the rest in the morning.

Y'all take care.

Goodnight all.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 31, 2016 12:40 AM (pcyHg)

183 ..."I watched The Preacher on AMC the other night. It was alright. Little odd. I'll give it a few episodes."
-Posted by: Puddleglum at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (20X6f)

Agreed. Odd, indeed.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:40 AM (OQ9R7)

184 174 "Somebody is about to get a noogie."
-Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:37 AM (6IPEM)

Please don't, darlin'!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:38 AM (OQ9R7)



Best watch out -- "darlin'" is probably right behind "luvvies" -- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ news/2016/05/21/tom-conti-claims -calling-actors-luvvies- is-as-bad-as-using-the-n/

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

185 G'Night, Sixkiller.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:41 AM (OQ9R7)

186 31 Maet I have to know....
Was Giggles' shite at Hiroshima no-sold or did the Japanese love it?
Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:31 PM (g8Hfr)


I think most Japanese viewed having an American president visit Hiroshima positively. But I don't think his words were particularly meaningful except to those on the left. There's a lot boilerplate pieties associated with Hiroshima in Japan and Obama's speech was just more of the same.

I'll write more about Hiroshima later and why I think the Nagasaki museum is better than the Hiroshima bombing museum.

Posted by: Maetenloch at May 31, 2016 12:42 AM (wqVD1)

187 >>>> Posted by: go get your fucking sash at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (ItAdQ)
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Geez, Slap, are these comments all directed at you? I thought you were one of the popular kids.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:42 AM (6IPEM)

188 152 And you and RK stop calling me a lady and Ma'am. I can't speak for bebe's, but I ain't no lady or a ma'am.

Hahaha.
Posted by: L, Elle
---------------
Obligatory :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3m1FwhusY

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 12:43 AM (OPUoa)

189
The shit is about to hit the fan.

https://youtu.be/fa7nSzCiGXk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 31, 2016 12:43 AM (k4M/B)

190 I am remiss in not welcoming you back, earlier, Maet. Sounds like you had a productive trip to Japan. Too bad TFG had to go there too, and ugly up the place.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:43 AM (UsLZp)

191 am I just being too obtuse, or is this some special weirdness you all are working out,

Posted by: admiral marcus at May 31, 2016 12:44 AM (nS3Ic)

192 187 >>>> Posted by: go get your fucking sash at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (ItAdQ)
-----
Geez, Slap, are these comments all directed at you? I thought you were one of the popular kids.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:42 AM (6IPEM)

No Elle, that was directed at super mysoginist for popping off at slap.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:44 AM (bpTue)

193 >>> He makes me look like Mr. Universe. Call me cupcake.
Posted by: Blano at May 31, 2016 12:40 AM (lbcdD)
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Hi cupcake.
He was actually slender in his early days. He is very charming though and even if he has gotten, umm, prosperous, still very cute.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:44 AM (6IPEM)

194 "'sven10077' [129.48 posts/day] "



Okay, that has to be some sort of record or an amazing error.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 12:45 AM (53tWS)

195 186 31 Maet I have to know....
Was Giggles' shite at Hiroshima no-sold or did the Japanese love it?
Posted by: sven10077 at May 30, 2016 11:31 PM (g8Hfr)

I think most Japanese viewed having an American president visit Hiroshima positively. But I don't think his words were particularly meaningful except to those on the left. There's a lot boilerplate pieties associated with Hiroshima in Japan and Obama's speech was just more of the same.

I'll write more about Hiroshima later and why I think the Nagasaki museum is better than the Hiroshima bombing museum.

Posted by: Maetenloch at May 31, 2016 12:42 AM (wqVD1)




Sounds like great content. Political Hat and I recently visited the National Atomic Testing Museum together.....it'll be interesting to see how much overlap there might be....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

196 Maet.

Your #186.

I'm seriously going to look forward to your review of the Hiroshima vs. Nagasaki museums.

Along with a large percentage of this here Horde, yeah, I'm that kind of history buff.

Go Ace Movie Review in length, if you wish. That's just more good reading for us, here. And you can be assured, it IS appreciated.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 12:45 AM (v5iqM)

197 Ricardo, I don't think that's even close to his highest numbers here.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:47 AM (bpTue)

198 192 187 >>>> Posted by: go get your fucking sash at May 31, 2016 12:39 AM (ItAdQ)
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Geez, Slap, are these comments all directed at you? I thought you were one of the popular kids.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:42 AM (6IPEM)

No Elle, that was directed at super mysoginist for popping off at slap.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:44 AM (bpTue)



I didn't see the hash previously in this thread. Is this a daywalker?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

199 Thanks, bebe's. Man, this is getting confusing. Where'd derit go to? What's a Melvin anyway? Does Slap really deserve one? I don't think so. He just likes to play.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:47 AM (6IPEM)

200 My Internet connection is behaving itself tonight, amazingly. I'm even able to listen to streaming audio as I read the HQ.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:48 AM (UsLZp)

201 I like "darlin'". In fact I'll never stop using it. It is quaint, colloquial and endearing.

I use it when our 'Ettes are particularly sweet, belligerent or effusive.

In any case, they deserve it because they are beautiful women who could use a man who types what he means and means what he types.

So I say what I mean and mean what I say.

...darlin'.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:48 AM (OQ9R7)

202 Someone was saying that all the famous comic books are perpetually middle act. The origin was made before they knew they had a hit story, and the finale will never come because that would kill the cash cow.

James Bond has developed this problem. And to confuse and subvert the audience on the meta-level with a soft reboot seems to be the right choice.

Bond might be retconned as a GWOT vet, and I would be ok with it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 31, 2016 12:49 AM (VdICR)

203 BTW, I can't see how it could be so cold in pic #2 in the second set.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:24 AM (UsLZp)

She's wet, must be that cold water. Motorboating tends to create some warmth though

Posted by: kbdabear at May 31, 2016 12:49 AM (z72pD)

204 A Melvin is when you yank someone's underwear up to their armpits. A favorite amongst junior high boys. As for derit, hopefully he took your advice and timed out.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:50 AM (bpTue)

205 194 "'sven10077' [129.48 posts/day] "



Okay, that has to be some sort of record or an amazing error.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 12:45 AM (53tWS)



You new around here? At one point, IIRC, Sven managed three digits of posts per hour for a 168 hour period.... He's a legend and a posting maniac, but mainly a legend.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:50 AM (EzgxV)

206 A "Melvin" is just short of a "wedgie". It is self-inflicted because of the garments worn.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:50 AM (OQ9R7)

207 Slap's pouring it on thick tonight. You have a fun bday weekend?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:51 AM (bpTue)

208 207 Slap's pouring it on thick tonight. You have a fun bday weekend?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:51 AM (bpTue)



How does it feel to be 29 yet again?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:52 AM (EzgxV)

209 At one point, IIRC, Sven managed three digits of posts per hour for a 168 hour period.... He's a legend and a posting maniac, but mainly a legend.
Posted by: cthulhu
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Or, he's 100 monkeys in a room with 100 typewriters, maybe?

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 12:52 AM (OPUoa)

210 Huh...

I thought a "Melvin" was simply someone with soft fabrics that had worked their way up the crack.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:52 AM (OQ9R7)

211 You don't have to call me darling, darling! You only have to call me by my name.

/davidallencoe

On the subject, in that I've been with a heavily accented Belfast lass for the past 10 years, the shorter version of "lovie" is a common expression around here.

"Get me tea, would ya, love?"



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 12:53 AM (v5iqM)

212 I'm just typing stuff.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:53 AM (OQ9R7)

213 I have ways liked Darling, Slap. It's gallant. Use that one.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:53 AM (6IPEM)

214 Melvin & wedgie are synonymous out here.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 12:53 AM (bpTue)

215 Bond might be retconned as a GWOT vet, and I would be ok with it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 31, 2016 12:49 AM (VdICR)


Interesting. Bond, at least as portrayed in the books, is a period piece, now. He was a WWII vet (or was working for MI6 in some capacity during that era), so, if he were a real person, and alive today, he would be in his eighties, at least.


I think one way to look at it is that "James Bond" is not a person, but a job description. Kind of like Canada's hangman used to be called, "Mr. Ellis".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:53 AM (S+A/T)

216 I'm Forty-Five, ladies and gentlemen.

Yeah, I've been ingesting Lawnmower Beverages.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:54 AM (OQ9R7)

217 "You new around here? At one point, IIRC, Sven managed three digits of posts per hour for a 168 hour period.... He's a legend and a posting maniac, but mainly a legend."


Been around the curb a time or two. Guess I missed that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 12:55 AM (53tWS)

218 209 At one point, IIRC, Sven managed three digits of posts per hour for a 168 hour period.... He's a legend and a posting maniac, but mainly a legend.
Posted by: cthulhu
--------------
Or, he's 100 monkeys in a room with 100 typewriters, maybe?

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 12:52 AM (OPUoa)



Er.....maybe 10,000 monkeys in a room with 10,000 typewriters.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:56 AM (EzgxV)

219 I like darlin'. It is how I talk. So I type what I would say in everyday language.

...you'll never see the apostrophes, however.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:56 AM (OQ9R7)

220 "Yeah, I've been ingesting Lawnmower Beverages."


You just the Hell outta that lawn.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 12:57 AM (53tWS)

221 I think one way to look at it is that "James Bond" is not a person, but a job description.

I think of him as one person, like Batman who has had many incarnations. Most of all I want them to refuse to settle the issue.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 31, 2016 12:57 AM (VdICR)

222 My lawn mower drinks gasoline.

Posted by: Ralph Wiggum at May 31, 2016 12:57 AM (k4M/B)

223 Yeah, I've been ingesting Lawnmower Beverages.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:54 AM (OQ9R7)


Drinking a Pilsener, here. A tad better than lawnmower beer.


http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/433/5285/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:58 AM (S+A/T)

224 "mowed"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 12:58 AM (53tWS)

225 L,Elle and SMFH are the only ones who have talked to me on the phone. I talk like I type.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:58 AM (OQ9R7)

226 bebe's and I make a good tag team, I Iearned tonight. We should do this more often.

Bebe's, I want you to know that I held back on the pet thread purposely so that he wouldn't hijack the the whole thread with his bile. I do appreciate you and Jane and Duke Lowell and Chi and anyone else I'm forgetting shaking him up and getting him off the thread so it didnt blow up and ruin it for everyone. I do owe you a thank you for that.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 12:59 AM (6IPEM)

227 "My lawn mower drinks gasoline."
-Posted by: Ralph Wiggum at May 31, 2016 12:57 AM (k4M/B)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:59 AM (OQ9R7)

228 Maet -- question for the host -- what was Sven's all-time-high?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 12:59 AM (EzgxV)

229 What's this talk of beer, when I've got a brand new 1.75 ml of bourbon, of which I've but broken the seal?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 01:00 AM (v5iqM)

230 @218
Yeah, I know. Isn't really the "Infinite Monkey Theorem?"

Slap,
You're younger than I thought. I just hit 49 last week.
Happy Birthday, brother.
*raises glass*

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 01:00 AM (OPUoa)

231 Sven is something. He's not human. He's something other than human.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:00 AM (OQ9R7)

232 Nah, Elle. There's just been so much rancor lately, and I usually lurk the pet threads cause happy, and not just for me. That stuff was downright sick and had to be addressed & shut down fast.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 01:01 AM (bpTue)

233 "What's this talk of beer, when I've got a brand new 1.75 ml of bourbon, of which I've but broken the seal?"

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
-Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 01:00 AM (v5iqM)

We plebes were just testing the waters, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:01 AM (OQ9R7)

234 Thanks, Chi!

I'm younger than someone thought!

DID YOU HEAR THAT?!?

I'm going to loiter on your lawn for awhile. Probably because I'm mowing or edging it.

-NOT a euphemism.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:03 AM (OQ9R7)

235 229 What's this talk of beer, when I've got a brand new 1.75 ml of bourbon, of which I've but broken the seal?
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 01:00 AM (v5iqM)

Some of us have get up at 0 dark thirty. Which is why I'm going to day good night.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 01:03 AM (bpTue)

236 " Sven is something. He's not human. He's something other than human."


*Fires us flamethrower*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:03 AM (53tWS)

237 >>>> Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:58 AM (OQ9R7
-------
You type great bc you're a pedant and a proud one. You meticulously correct any typos you make bc you're a giant nerd. You do, however, make up for that OCD tendency by having a great voice. I like your voice.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:04 AM (6IPEM)

238 Slap is OCD.

I'm CDO, which is really the same thing, but in proper alphabetical order.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 01:05 AM (v5iqM)

239 "up"

I need to quit while I'm behind.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:06 AM (53tWS)

240 Have your fun. I'll just be enjoying another frosty beverage on the porch.

I don't have a "veranda".

...nor do I know what it is.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)

241 >>>> I need to quit while I'm behind.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:06 AM (53tWS)
----
I could say something extremely dirty, but I won't.
Man, you totally set yourself up for it too, RK!

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:08 AM (6IPEM)

242 Home again, I can at last
indulge in relaxation.
Alas I made a Holiday
Weekend miscalculation.

Last night I polished off the bottle,
didn't even think
the liquor store'd be closed on Monday.
Now I've naught to drink.

But that's all right, I'll do without.
I've had a tiring day.
And soon will bid you all adieu
when I go hit the hay.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a slight miscalculation at May 31, 2016 01:08 AM (NsI03)

243 Sweet dreams, Miss Bebe's.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 01:09 AM (v5iqM)

244 I don't have a "veranda".
...nor do I know what it is.
Posted by: Slapweasel
-----------------
Heh.
Try calling your back patio a "lanai" some day. Dazed looks...

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 01:10 AM (OPUoa)

245 I could say something extremely dirty, but I won't.
Man, you to"tally set yourself up for it too, RK!"




Give me your best shot.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:10 AM (53tWS)

246 Goodnight bebe's! So glad you were here tonight. I needed you. You helped. Thank you. Sweet dreams too

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:10 AM (6IPEM)

247 223 Yeah, I've been ingesting Lawnmower Beverages.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 12:54 AM (OQ9R7)


Drinking a Pilsener, here. A tad better than lawnmower beer.


http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/433/5285/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 12:58 AM (S+A/T)



Coming out of college, Molson was my steady tipple....Molson Export when I could get it, Golden when I couldn't, Canadian when I had to. But I never had that.



Then, again, my first pilsner was Pilsner Urquell.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

248 I say they should have just let the gorilla raise the baby. Real life Tarzan. Totally cool.

Posted by: RKae at May 31, 2016 01:12 AM (kLw2y)

249 I need to quit while I'm behind.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:06 AM (53tWS)


Speaking of flamethrowers, can I offer a public service announcement? Car seats, upholstery, carpet, floor mats, and such; they will be burn like rocket fuel is they get ignited. Vinyl, synthetic fabric, urethane foam, fiber stuffing: all highly combustible, and the smoke/gases therefrom are very toxic. If your car catches fire, get out, and get your ass upwind.


This is prompted by the fact that I was "rendering" some old car seats in the burn barrel, and was struck by just how fast the soft stuff was consumed. less than 5 minutes, start to finish.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 01:13 AM (S+A/T)

250 Hey, Maet - You should know that all the commenters were completely well-behaved and nobody needed even a lecturing, much less a banhammering, the whole time you were gone. There weren't even any political discussions.

Any rancor, discord, misbehavior, or sniping you see tonight, that's just the horde's way of welcoming you back. See how much you're loved?!?

Posted by: mindful webworker - Jimmy hit me first! at May 31, 2016 01:13 AM (NsI03)

251 >>> Give me your best shot.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:10 AM (53tWS)
------
I can't when you insist on calling me a Lady!!!
I hope you had a great weekend despite whatever happened at Home Depot. Dad's okay or at least better?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:14 AM (6IPEM)

252 ..."You do, however, make up for that OCD tendency by having a great voice. I like your voice."
-Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:04 AM (6IPEM)

Everyone likes my voice. Don't start feeling special.

/Douchebag

...I have liked the phrase, "Don't Start Feeling Special.", ever since the early Nineties. When I get "on my horse" and start a minor rant...?

...some people think I am talking specifically about them.

I am not.

"Don't Start Feeling Special. I Do This To Everyone". --became A Thing.

Call it a "catch-phrase", if you will. But you won't. Because you've never heard it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:14 AM (OQ9R7)

253 For your Miss Hannah Minx withdrawal symptoms, I give you Trixi at DontTrustTheRabbit. You are welcome.

Posted by: Lee comma Mann at May 31, 2016 01:16 AM (NnnZy)

254 240 Have your fun. I'll just be enjoying another frosty beverage on the porch.

I don't have a "veranda".

...nor do I know what it is.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)



I looked it up. A "veranda" is a roofed, open-air gallery or porch. Contrary to my expectations that the word had been stolen from Spaniards or Latins, it was stolen from the Hindi.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV)

255 WB Maet.
Tanned, ready and on fire as always with the ONT!

Posted by: Gmac- All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. at May 31, 2016 01:16 AM (4pjhs)

256 *Fires us flamethrower*
-Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:03 AM (53tWS)

*HAH!*

Ripleeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:16 AM (OQ9R7)

257 I don't have a "veranda".

...nor do I know what it is.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)


I thought a veranda was a porch that extended all (or most) of the way around the house, or else, a very large porch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 01:16 AM (S+A/T)

258 Okay, I lied. I hate your voice. I was just being polite.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:17 AM (6IPEM)

259 Alberta Oil Peon.

If you'll harken back to the days of yore, you can recall that the S.S. United States was specifically built so as to avoid combustibles wherever possible aboard ship.

Copious use of stainless steel, and the avoidance of wood paneling, fabric or wall papers, etc.

Given all that, how might the manufacturers produce an affordable car, with a minimum of excess flammable content?

There will always be some such, but the question is, how to minimize it, and do so in a way that still results in an affordable car?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 01:17 AM (v5iqM)

260 RKae: ...should have just let the gorilla raise the baby....

Might've done a better job than the mom who let the baby slip away.

(Sorry, that's mean. Anyone who's ever had to control a batch of kids out in public has my sympathies. But, still...)

Posted by: mindful webworker - counting noses at May 31, 2016 01:18 AM (NsI03)

261 253 For your Miss Hannah Minx withdrawal symptoms, I give you Trixi at DontTrustTheRabbit. You are welcome.

Posted by: Lee comma Mann at May 31, 2016 01:16 AM (NnnZy)



Whatever happened to Hannah Minx? Wasn't she going to do a film or something?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:18 AM (EzgxV)

262 "I looked it up. A "veranda" is a roofed, open-air gallery or porch. Contrary to my expectations that the word had been stolen from Spaniards or Latins, it was stolen from the Hindi."
-Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV)

They should give it back.

...Right after enjoying a beer on My Fucking Veranda!

/gameshow host

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:18 AM (OQ9R7)

263 "I can't when you insist on calling me a Lady!!!
I hope you had a great weekend despite whatever happened at Home Depot. Dad's okay or at least better? "



Now you got be all nice and stuff. You are a Lady. Got HD sorta straightened out. I'm just trying to give them some money and they want to make it a fcuking mission. Dad okay.

You remember too much

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:19 AM (53tWS)

264 "Okay, I lied. I hate your voice. I was just being polite."
-Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:17 AM (6IPEM)

*throws arms in air*

YES!!!

NO More After-Midnight Calls!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:20 AM (OQ9R7)

265 Some of us have get up at 0 dark thirty. Which is why I'm going to day good night.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 01:03 AM (bpTue)

Up here, we do not have o dark thirty in the summer. It never gets dark.

I mentioned to one of my coworkers that I got sunburned at a baseball game one night. He pointed out that one doesn't really hear that particular description in the Lower 48.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 31, 2016 01:20 AM (+YMhA)

266 257 I don't have a "veranda".

...nor do I know what it is.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)


I thought a veranda was a porch that extended all (or most) of the way around the house, or else, a very large porch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 01:16 AM (S+A/T)



It's definitive characteristic is a roof. And no sides -- it's TWO definitive characteristics are a roof and no sides and the possible existence of a railing. Errrrr. Amongst its definitive characteristics are a roof and no sides, a possible railing and a fanatical devotion to the Pope!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:21 AM (EzgxV)

267 A porch that surrounds the house is called a Texas Porch.

Others, are but pretenders.

With that, I'm horizontilaizing.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 01:21 AM (v5iqM)

268 Lady... ma'am...

Used to have a friend who would call anyone, male or female, "honey."

I used to have weird friends. When I had friends.

Posted by: mindful webworker - drove me crazy at May 31, 2016 01:22 AM (NsI03)

269 I always win because you can't lose your audience. Sorry, L,Elle. I'm going to go ahead and win again.

Anyone else got a question for a Cleveland idiot?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:22 AM (OQ9R7)

270 I can't when you insist on calling me a Lady!!!
I hope you had a great weekend despite whatever happened at Home Depot. Dad's okay or at least better?
Posted by: L, Elle
-----------------
IIRC, not only was he dealing with HD, but also BoA.
They are the absolute worst. I cherish the day I parted ways with those evil assholes.

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 01:23 AM (dSMFJ)

271 >>>> You remember too much
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:19 AM (53tWS)
-------
Don't start feeling special, RK. I do this to everyone.
I just came up with that line. It's pretty good, isn't it?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:23 AM (6IPEM)

272 Given all that, how might the manufacturers produce an affordable car, with a minimum of excess flammable content?

There will always be some such, but the question is, how to minimize it, and do so in a way that still results in an affordable car?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2016 01:17 AM (v5iqM)


Good question. They aren't doing asbestos they can, are they? (/Muldoon)


Leather will burn, but it takes a pretty hot fire to get it started, and it doesn't emit copious amounts of combustible gases like petro-based synthetics do. Wool is also somewhat fire-resistant. Or you could do the upholstery in Nomex, I guess, or treated cotton.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 01:23 AM (S+A/T)

273 "NO More After-Midnight Calls!"


What ya'll been talking about? And, I could think of worse people to talk to.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:23 AM (53tWS)

274 #70 If you want to go close-quarters with a grizzly or polar bear make sure someone else is getting video or wear a GoPro. Thank you.

Posted by: Donald Trump Who's Jealous of His Airtime at May 31, 2016 01:23 AM (Kucy5)

275 265 Some of us have get up at 0 dark thirty. Which is why I'm going to day good night.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 31, 2016 01:03 AM (bpTue)

Up here, we do not have o dark thirty in the summer. It never gets dark.

I mentioned to one of my coworkers that I got sunburned at a baseball game one night. He pointed out that one doesn't really hear that particular description in the Lower 48.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 31, 2016 01:20 AM (+YMhA)



The fiancee and I did a visit to Saint Petersburg, Russia, some years back. It is a very peculiar sensation to look at the sun and think, "hmmm, it's about 4:30" and see 10:00 on a chronometer.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

276 Aroint, damnÚd sock!

Posted by: richard mcenroe at May 31, 2016 01:24 AM (Kucy5)

277 Hey everybody.

Courtesy of Doug McIntyre at FB, I found this for everyone.

http://tinyurl.com/h4ovftb

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 31, 2016 01:25 AM (ntObR)

278 "I just came up with that line. It's pretty good, isn't it?"


The best.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:26 AM (53tWS)

279 The fiancee and I did a visit to Saint Petersburg, Russia, some years back. It is a very peculiar sensation to look at the sun and think, "hmmm, it's about 4:30" and see 10:00 on a chronometer.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)


Sunset not until after 9:30 PM here, right now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 01:27 AM (S+A/T)

280 I once told a woman, (who I dared to call ma'am), that I was tired of being polite after she chided me.

Her: "I'm not my Mother, nor am I that old."

I opened the door and said, "Here, you go, cunt."

...contrast isn't great, but it makes one helluvan impression.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:27 AM (OQ9R7)

281 "The best."
-Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:26 AM (53tWS)

Dude "gets it".

NOT a euphemism.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:29 AM (OQ9R7)

282 >>>> "I just came up with that line. It's pretty good, isn't it?"
------
The best.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:26 AM (53tWS)
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Thank you, RK. I think Slapweasel would agree. I should have gotten him a voice coach for his bday present this weekend but I was busy coming up with that line.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:29 AM (6IPEM)

283 270 I can't when you insist on calling me a Lady!!!
I hope you had a great weekend despite whatever happened at Home Depot. Dad's okay or at least better?
Posted by: L, Elle
-----------------
IIRC, not only was he dealing with HD, but also BoA.
They are the absolute worst. I cherish the day I parted ways with those evil assholes.

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 01:23 AM (dSMFJ)



One thing that the University of Casual Sun-Bathing was always proud of....we torched the local branch of BofA. http://dailynexus.com/2010-02-25/ forty-years-ago-a-mob-of-students -stormed-the-bank-of-america-building/



The sixties ended, but BofA being assholes continued-on. While later students repudiated the idiocy of the hippies, torching the BofA became an increasing source of pride to all.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

284 "Sunset not until after 9:30 PM here, right now."


We talking southern Alberta?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:30 AM (53tWS)

285 "Byeliye nochi" (white nights) in Leningrad in the summer used to make it much easier to find your way "home" after a long night of drinking. But made it easy to lose track of time, which mattered because the bridges all came up at 3AM or so to allow barge traffic to move on the Neva and the various other water-ways.


The number of passed-out locals you'd pass, face-down on the sidewalk or gutter, was not small.





Posted by: rhomboid at May 31, 2016 01:31 AM (QDnY+)

286 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

A rather remarkable vision, don't you think?

I'm out. Be victorious, troops.

--♥--

Posted by: mindful webworker - like a light at May 31, 2016 01:33 AM (NsI03)

287 "Thank you, RK. I think Slapweasel would agree. I should have gotten him a voice coach for his bday present this weekend but I was busy coming up with that line."
-Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:29 AM (6IPEM)

Your time would be better served by other measures, of which, a few we have spoken.

I feel like an old couple, now.

I'll just make chicken pot pie while you call your friends.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:33 AM (OQ9R7)

288 We talking southern Alberta?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:30 AM (53tWS)


South, well about midway between southern boundary and the midpoint. Alberta extends from Lat 49 to Lat 60. I am at about Lat 52.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 01:34 AM (S+A/T)

289 279 The fiancee and I did a visit to Saint Petersburg, Russia, some years back. It is a very peculiar sensation to look at the sun and think, "hmmm, it's about 4:30" and see 10:00 on a chronometer.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)


Sunset not until after 9:30 PM here, right now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 01:27 AM (S+A/T)



We bugged-out of St. Pete a week-or-two before the official start of the "White Nights" after a stay of ten days.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:35 AM (EzgxV)

290 Oh... and congrats on nailing #1, Cooth. Every now and then a Dude gets Top Honors.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:37 AM (OQ9R7)

291 *cheers*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:38 AM (OQ9R7)

292 The thing about public speaking. KNOW YOUR SUBJECT MATTER.

Own it like a boss. Nobody in the crowd can tell you you're wrong.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:38 AM (53tWS)

293 We bugged-out of St. Pete a week-or-two before the official start of the "White Nights" after a stay of ten days.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:35 AM (EzgxV)


I have been in the North country in high summer, when it never gets dark at night, even if the Sun is below the horizon. Takes some getting used to, for someone not used to it. Full dark here now, so it feels like night, at least.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 01:38 AM (S+A/T)

294 Aww, I was just playing, Slap. I think you do have a great voice. For real. Please don't be mad at me.

I'll go make the chicken pot pie, not you.

Btw, I have made progress in exactly the ways you suggested to me even if it doesn't show here and I still wind up sounding like an idiot.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:39 AM (6IPEM)

295 G'Night, Mindful Webworker.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:39 AM (OQ9R7)

296 285 "Byeliye nochi" (white nights) in Leningrad in the summer used to make it much easier to find your way "home" after a long night of drinking. But made it easy to lose track of time, which mattered because the bridges all came up at 3AM or so to allow barge traffic to move on the Neva and the various other water-ways.


The number of passed-out locals you'd pass, face-down on the sidewalk or gutter, was not small.





Posted by: rhomboid at May 31, 2016 01:31 AM (QDnY+)



Our visit was an amazing, wonderful experience. We did it during possibly the best window of US/Russian relations in the last 100 years.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)

297 Speaking of which, it being near midnight, time for me to get some shuteye. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2016 01:40 AM (S+A/T)

298 290 Oh... and congrats on nailing #1, Cooth. Every now and then a Dude gets Top Honors.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:37 AM (OQ9R7)



I can sometimes be the first post on an ONT....but you are frequently the best post on an ONT.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 01:41 AM (EzgxV)

299 Me too. Hasta.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 31, 2016 01:41 AM (53tWS)

300 I was kidding, as well, L'Elle. No need to demure, Ma'am.

Stand strong.

Be You.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:42 AM (OQ9R7)

301 I should go to bed now. I think I just got a cue to.

Goodnight you guys. Sleep well. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2016 01:42 AM (6IPEM)

302 G'Night, Alberta Oil Peon and Ricardo Kill.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:42 AM (OQ9R7)

303 G'Niht, L,Elle!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:43 AM (OQ9R7)

304 I hate to be a bummer, but it helps me to write and talk about this ordeal.

I thought my mother was doing better Sunday, better than she'd been since this whole thing started, but she took a turn for the worse today. That happened once before, before we got her to the hospital. I thought she was doing better and then BAM! she's just in a terrible state the next day.

So I'm going to quit saying it out loud.

When we got up there to visit her, for our one hour per weekday, the nurse let us in, had a bad look on her face, so I knew something was very wrong. She said my mother was a in a full-blown psychotic state, hearing voices and hallucinating.

She resisted them talking her blood pressure and other vitals plus an EKG, but they got it. Then they tried to get her to eat breakfast, and she refused. The nurse tried to spoon feed her, and my mother just spat it out. They finally got her to drink almost all of an 8 oz. Ensure bottle.

She let us go back the room where my mother was, something that was against the rules. No visitors are supposed to be in the patients' rooms.

My father and I went in and took opposite sides of her bed. She had this terribly pained looking expression on her face. She recognized us, and then grabbed our hands with both of hers, one on each side She squeezed our hands tightly and held on, as if for dear life.

Her breathing was rapid and loud, as though she was in a panic. Actually, I guess she was, as I shudder to think what nightmare was playing out in her tortured mind.

So there we stayed for the whole allowed hour, her tightly holding our hands. That was pretty rough, and I felt so damn impotent, I'm useless, can't do anything to help her.

I carried one of my cousins and her husband up there to see my mother Sunday. She hadn't seen my mother since she descended into this awful state. I warned her it was going to be rough and to prepare herself.

She emailed me this morning telling me she made it back out the car, and then cried all the way home.

My mother is all my paternal side cousins' favorite aunt. They won't tell each other that, well their cousins, since they don't want to insult their mothers, but they've all told me that before. And now that cousin of mine yesterday just couldn't bear seeing her favorite aunt in that state.

The nurse said she thinks this is just a meds issue, some of the stuff having a paradoxical reaction, which they can do. She had a call in to the psychiatrist on call (it's Memorial Day, of course, and they're not all there), and he was going to try to evaluate and change the meds.

Well, sorry to bum everyone out, but that's the situation and it helps for me to write all this down, and in several places.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 31, 2016 01:43 AM (DW+jj)

305 There are G'Nights and then there are important G'Nights!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:44 AM (OQ9R7)

306 publius, hopefully things will improve soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 31, 2016 01:49 AM (ntObR)

307 ..."Well, sorry to bum everyone out, but that's the situation and it helps for me to write all this down, and in several places.
-Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 31, 2016 01:43 AM (DW+jj)

How do her tits look? (Taking a cue from you, in poor taste, from over three weeks ago).

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:50 AM (OQ9R7)

308 ...from an outsider's point-of-view.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:51 AM (OQ9R7)

309 You started this.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:51 AM (OQ9R7)

310 They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

- Lawrence Binyon (1869-1943)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2016 01:52 AM (9mTYi)

311 Horrifically tasteless, I agree.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:53 AM (OQ9R7)

312 publius - My prayers are with you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2016 01:54 AM (9mTYi)

313 My apologies, as you asked me if your descriptions of women were appropriate following my prayers and descriptions of my Father's downward spiral.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 01:57 AM (OQ9R7)

314 G'night to L'Elle, AOP, mindful , Ricardo - and everyone I missed.

Publius, you have nothing to apologize for. I continue to pray for you and yours.

Think I'll make a nightcap and lurk. See what's on TV.
Oh look, a goofy Richard Pryor movie. Perfect to end the day.

Posted by: Chi at May 31, 2016 01:58 AM (N8FxX)

315 publius, hope things get better real quick-like.

'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at May 31, 2016 02:01 AM (lbcdD)

316 304 I hate to be a bummer, but it helps me to write and talk about this ordeal.

I thought my mother was doing better Sunday, better than she'd been since this whole thing started, but she took a turn for the worse today. That happened once before, before we got her to the hospital. I thought she was doing better and then BAM! she's just in a terrible state the next day.

So I'm going to quit saying it out loud.

When we got up there to visit her, for our one hour per weekday, the nurse let us in, had a bad look on her face, so I knew something was very wrong. She said my mother was a in a full-blown psychotic state, hearing voices and hallucinating.

She resisted them talking her blood pressure and other vitals plus an EKG, but they got it. Then they tried to get her to eat breakfast, and she refused. The nurse tried to spoon feed her, and my mother just spat it out. They finally got her to drink almost all of an 8 oz. Ensure bottle.

She let us go back the room where my mother was, something that was against the rules. No visitors are supposed to be in the patients' rooms.

My father and I went in and took opposite sides of her bed. She had this terribly pained looking expression on her face. She recognized us, and then grabbed our hands with both of hers, one on each side She squeezed our hands tightly and held on, as if for dear life.

Her breathing was rapid and loud, as though she was in a panic. Actually, I guess she was, as I shudder to think what nightmare was playing out in her tortured mind.

So there we stayed for the whole allowed hour, her tightly holding our hands. That was pretty rough, and I felt so damn impotent, I'm useless, can't do anything to help her.

I carried one of my cousins and her husband up there to see my mother Sunday. She hadn't seen my mother since she descended into this awful state. I warned her it was going to be rough and to prepare herself.

She emailed me this morning telling me she made it back out the car, and then cried all the way home.

My mother is all my paternal side cousins' favorite aunt. They won't tell each other that, well their cousins, since they don't want to insult their mothers, but they've all told me that before. And now that cousin of mine yesterday just couldn't bear seeing her favorite aunt in that state.

The nurse said she thinks this is just a meds issue, some of the stuff having a paradoxical reaction, which they can do. She had a call in to the psychiatrist on call (it's Memorial Day, of course, and they're not all there), and he was going to try to evaluate and change the meds.

Well, sorry to bum everyone out, but that's the situation and it helps for me to write all this down, and in several places.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 31, 2016 01:43 AM (DW+jj)



Publius.....never regret coming here and speaking. You've got a fine voice and a fine manner and you've been thoughtful and have contributed. You belong here, and deserve our fullest support.



It sounds to me that, within the bounds of what is allowed at the hospital, both you and your dad provided valuable support to your mom. She grasped your hands firmly -- whatever whirlpool of panic was engulfing her at the time, she knew your hands and didn't let go. While impotent to completely solve her problem, you shouldn't think you made no positive difference.



The coming week will require you and your dad to put forth more effort and be ever more tricksy at negotiating hospital bureaucracy -- and I have very specific advice for addressing the challenges to come: "be easy on yourselves". If you needlessly flagellate yourself for what has gone before, you'll be less ready for what is yet to happen. So far as this guy can see, you done good so far. Sleep well, get rested, get out there tomorrow and knock it out of the park.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 02:02 AM (EzgxV)

317 Planning a trip to Tokyo with the wife next spring... look forward to hearing details of your recent visit

Posted by: Reaganite Republican at May 31, 2016 02:04 AM (cVI3s)

318 I say what I mean and I mean what I say, Good Sir.

I ask of Our Lord to assuage your fears and make that beautiful woman whole. I ask that you find peace and salvation within your fears.

Might the Mighty Hand of God find His way to your corner, so as to allow His beauty upon you.

Find not the ugliness of incongruency, but the beauty of Salvation within your ranks. Allow its blessing to find you. And find you well.

Might you find peace as chaos surrounds you, Good Sir. Might you keep your head as those around you lose theirs.

I ask God to find serenity within your soul. I ask Him to find you at peace as you question his very existence.

I ask for the beauty of commonplace touchstones that the both of you find in common.

In Jesus' Name, I Pray...

*amen*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 02:10 AM (OQ9R7)

319 I'm not exactly sure what happened above. Did I do something tasteless 3 weeks ago?

Anyway, thanks for the prayers and all that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 31, 2016 02:14 AM (DW+jj)

320 It's been a while since I dealt with Amazon customer service but the last time they F'd up in my favor, issuing me a refund instead of sending me a return mailing label, so I got me a $75 pair of snow boots that I don't fit in for free.

I know that around the holidays they have a few call centers up around NYC, but outside of that they seem to be outsourced at least 50% of the time.

I did, for the first time, have a really bad time with DirecTV, where the girl on the other end of the phone obviously was more into her cell phone and watching 90210 episodes than helping. She continuously tried to charge me for the free remotes. Thankfully I called back and got a nice lady from Brooklyn who helped me, gave me a 12 month credit, and had a laugh when she read that the original customer service employee was actually stupid enough to write in her call report all the things she had gotten wrong.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 31, 2016 02:17 AM (XwTyM)

321 319 I'm not exactly sure what happened above. Did I do something tasteless 3 weeks ago?

Anyway, thanks for the prayers and all that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 31, 2016 02:14 AM (DW+jj)



Remember that the Horde is like a raucous pub crowd -- elbows in the ribs and snide remarks one moment....but heartfelt support and deepest sympathy the next. Being on the internet, on Ace's, with nics and socks, and not being able to read body language, makes it a bit more confusing. That the regulars are a fine bunch of folks that you can assume the best from is a help.



Really, be easy with yourself. You did good. Sleep well, so you can do as well with tomorrow's efforts.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 02:21 AM (EzgxV)

322 "I'm not exactly sure what happened above. Did I do something tasteless 3 weeks ago?"
Anyway, thanks for the prayers and all that.
-Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 31, 2016 02:14 AM (DW+jj)

No. That was "My Bad". You asked me if my prayers precluded your jokes.

They did not.

I "returned the favor" in a tasteless fashion.

I'd imagined my idiocy precluded my prayers.

It had not.

I have been on my knees in prayer no fewer than three times this evening/morning. None of which having to do with sports.

I have asked for your peace amongst chaos.

Please accept my meager apology for asinine "humor" at your expense. It was my attempt at being "silly".

I humbly apologize.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 02:26 AM (OQ9R7)

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 02:27 AM (OQ9R7)

324 Ugh...

G'Night, Ev-ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 31, 2016 02:28 AM (OQ9R7)

325 No problem, Slap, I just didn't understand it. I get it now. And I've done the same thing, trying to make gallows humor and having people not get it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 31, 2016 02:34 AM (DW+jj)

326
If she doesn't get any better in this particular hospital, I'm thinking about trying to take her somewhere else. Get second and third opinions and all that.

If it were me, I'd take her off damn drug they have her on that we could get away with, starting in reverse order they were added to her schedule.

She takes one for blood pressure and thyroid hormone/whatever that I think are required, do her harm to stop. She's on a damned statin, and IIRC, reducing endogenous cholesterol production can affect nerves, don't know about the brain. Well, just quickly googled -- depression and anxiety are claimed to be caused by statins.

But she's been on it for years. The newest one was Eliquis, the anticoagulant. I don't know if she really needs it now, it's been nearly 2 months since her surgery. WIth my hip, I think it was 6 weeks I was on the blood thinner.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 31, 2016 02:45 AM (DW+jj)

327 326
If she doesn't get any better in this particular hospital, I'm thinking about trying to take her somewhere else. Get second and third opinions and all that.

If it were me, I'd take her off damn drug they have her on that we could get away with, starting in reverse order they were added to her schedule.

She takes one for blood pressure and thyroid hormone/whatever that I think are required, do her harm to stop. She's on a damned statin, and IIRC, reducing endogenous cholesterol production can affect nerves, don't know about the brain. Well, just quickly googled -- depression and anxiety are claimed to be caused by statins.

But she's been on it for years. The newest one was Eliquis, the anticoagulant. I don't know if she really needs it now, it's been nearly 2 months since her surgery. WIth my hip, I think it was 6 weeks I was on the blood thinner.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 31, 2016 02:45 AM (DW+jj)



Regarding statins -- I read somewhere once where they're not prescribed in the EU without a CoQ10 supplement. That said, people are on statins for years or decades and they're generally well-tolerated. Don't second-guess a decade of care over something that went haywire last year.



And, really -- get some rest. Fresh eyes will see more in the morning, where bleary eyes will just see more of the same.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 02:55 AM (EzgxV)

328 Night all.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 31, 2016 03:13 AM (Z8xbi)

329 For my grandfather's final illness, I kept getting confusing and contradictory signals from my grandmother. He was better, he was worse; things were grave, things were trivial. I finally pulled the plug and flew. I landed in Columbus, Ohio and drove to Parkersburg, WV. I was using a laptop with an experimental GPS device -- Garmin, TomTom, and Magellan weren't yet household words.



Because I knew he was in an ICU, I had my choice of two hospitals. He was in the first one. I got in and started wheedling access and information. Shortly after official visiting hours began, the ICU got a call that my grandmother wouldn't be promptly there when they opened.....because she was in the ER three floors downstairs. If I've ever had a moment when the clouds parted, a ray of light streamed down from the heavens, and angels sang -- that was it....if I'd have waited even for the next flight, it wouldn't have been timely to help her.



It was an exhausting, depressing, stressful, eventful few days -- but I was there when needed and did needful things.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 31, 2016 03:21 AM (EzgxV)

330 This killing the Gorilla story shows one thing. Too many people have there priorities seriously twisted.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 31, 2016 03:23 AM (20X6f)

331 Too many people have there priorities seriously twisted.

Ya think?

Posted by: Adriane the Sarcastic Critic ... at May 31, 2016 03:39 AM (AoK0a)

332 Oy.

Good night, all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sarcastic Critic ... at May 31, 2016 03:39 AM (AoK0a)

333 I'm calling foul: Improper use of scare quotes.

It should be "Japanese Court Rules 'Artist's' Vagina Kayak is Legal, Sharing Its 3D Data is Not".

Posted by: Aarradin at May 31, 2016 04:21 AM (+7Wfv)

334 The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a United States Federal Law passed in 1970 that was designed to provide a tool for law enforcement agencies to fight organized crime. RICO allows prosecution and punishment for alleged racketeering activity that has been executed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.

Activity considered to be racketeering may include bribery, counterfeiting, money laundering, embezzlement, illegal gambling, kidnapping, murder, drug trafficking, slavery, and a host of other nefarious business practices.

James Comey and The FBI will present a recommendation to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice, that includes a cogent argument that the Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy and legislative favors to individuals, corporations and even governments both foreign and domestic.

Posted by: unlawful voter at May 31, 2016 04:23 AM (e8kgV)

335 welcome back maet.

glad you had a safe return.

good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at May 31, 2016 04:25 AM (uAvJJ)

336 Welcome home, Maet! Nice digs you had over there.

'Morning, horde.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 04:56 AM (k1COF)

337 The RICO act today is a joke, used by lawfare warriors like Brett Speedwaybomber to intimidate anyone who disagrees with him into submission. It was written to target gangsters. Now it's used against John Q. just as often.

Ask me how I know.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 05:00 AM (k1COF)

338 Welcome back Maet, do post a couple of pictures from the trip.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2016 05:18 AM (3wHFl)

339 Wow if Instapundit had a barrel it would be feasting today.

Posted by: blaster at May 31, 2016 05:28 AM (2Ocf1)

340 331 Too many people have there priorities seriously twisted.

Ya think?
Posted by: Adriane the Sarcastic Critic



Yes.

Posted by: Puddleglum doesn't understand sarcasm at May 31, 2016 05:32 AM (20X6f)

341 Posted by: blaster at May 31, 2016 05:28 AM (2Ocf1)

That's one of the better fvck-ups we've seen in a while. Got almost the entire page.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 05:35 AM (k1COF)

342 Birds are announcing Tuesday. Rise and shine, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 05:36 AM (k1COF)

343 339
Wow if Instapundit had a barrel it would be feasting today.

Posted by: blaster at May 31, 2016 05:28 AM (2Ocf1)

Yeah, it's bad. Like someone put Hillary in charge for day.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 31, 2016 05:38 AM (7VPW0)

344 Morning, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy at May 31, 2016 05:50 AM (2hcmo)

345 Good Morning Morons. Today is Tuesday, May 31, 2016. On this day in 1971 in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by a Democrat congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day began occurring on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30. This was passed with little or no opposition from the Republican Party and was designed to give federal workers more three day holidays. We haven't had an opposition party for a long time people.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:55 AM (vvmPQ)

346 A former top IG for the State Department has essentially called Scankles a liar over her statements about her e-mails.


http://fxn.ws/1sYf3NN

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:55 AM (vvmPQ)

347 Elderly WWII vet falls victim to common scam and losses $43,000 of his savings. Folks, you do not have to open a bank account for anybody to win the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes. And NEVER give out any private information to anyone over the phone or e-mail unless you are absolutely sure of who you are talking to. In general you shouldn't be giving out private information to anybody anyway.


http://fxn.ws/1U9AaT1

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:55 AM (vvmPQ)

348 A lot of the GOP's leadership will not attend the GOP convention because Trump. So all of that "you must vote for our RINO guy to stop the Democrat" was always a load of BS. I always thought it was.


http://fxn.ws/1TOvDev

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

349 A gun collector is suing the ATF for denying him an FFL for no stated reason other than he has been involved in several investigations in which he was never convicted. Your taxpayer funded Fascist empire at work here eliminating the second amendment one step at a time. Also note that in two cases here federal judges have denied him any relief from the ATF.


http://fxn.ws/1UeKAk2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

350 In case you missed this in the comments yesterday the Houston shooter has been identified as an ex-Army vet who was evidently suffering from PTSD and severe stress over the Obamaconamy.


http://fxn.ws/1sI9eDy

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

351 And another story from yesterday afternoon some of you may have missed. Unindicted felon Eric Holder likes him an actual indicted felon and traitor Edward Snowden who did us all a "favor".


http://fxn.ws/27ZYhh9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

352 Remember all that "sea level rise" along the East coast the warmies were touting back a while ago. Well now the evidence is that the seal levels along the East coast are actually falling.


http://bit.ly/25tVTNn

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

353 A measles outbreak has been confirmed in a migrant detention center in AZ. This means that all the other ones who have not been detained in our open borders and illegal amnesty by Obama are out there spreading it as we speak.


http://bit.ly/1sYgnjJ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

354 The US military is going to hell over budget cuts but it has money to spend on Obama's global warming scam and other green BS.


http://bit.ly/1sp2JFI

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

355 Small business owners beware. Some are facing catastrophic fines for health insurance programs which were made illegal under Obamacare. But these really are not fines, they are "punishment taxes". In the case of these taxes it appears these businesses would be better off having no insurance at all for their employees. Of course then they AND their employees would be subject to a different "punishment tax". Roberts should be impeached.


http://dailysign.al/1OZRnwz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

356 Ramirez - no update


That's it for today folks, still slim pickings on news. I will not be here for VNN tomorrow and possibly a few days after. I am going down to Charleston today and do not know when I will actually be getting back. And on top of all that it looks like the weather here and in Charleston will be crap for the next several days as well, as that tropical storm appears to be squatting off the coast of SC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

357 Thanks for the news, Vic. Take care on the drive to Charleston. You will be missed.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 05:59 AM (k1COF)

358 So yesterday at the local Memorial Day cemetery a young lady from the junior high school read Lincoln's Gettysburg address. Only she didn't just read it. She actually delivered it in a way that showed she understood what Lincoln meant. Given the slightly tortured construction of Lincoln's sentences that's no small feat.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 06:02 AM (k1COF)

359 Surprised to see the negative posts on Amazon customer service. My only dealings with them were very positive.

UPS once mis-delivered a 150.00 package. Of course, *their* records showed that they had left it on my front stoop, so the snotty UPS customer service witch washed their hands of any responsibility. And all but called me a liar.

I next called Amazon C/S and the very helpful young woman listened to my story and told me they would have a replacement package at my front door by the next afternoon. I knew this meant air shipment, which is expensive. Would've been different if this was Amazon's fault, but it was not. I told her this wasn't that urgent and 2 days ground would be fine, but she insisted.

I called Amazon at 6:00 pm and I had a complete replacement shipment at my front door at 10:30 the next morning, which is pretty amazing. Then I received a follow-up call from Amazon to be sure I had received it OK. Extra amazing.

As a postscript to this story, about 3months later I came home to find a battered, tattered UPS package on my stoop. It was the original, lost package. Don't know if whoever mistakenly received it had finally brought it by, or what.

I called Amazon and told them the whole story again and offered to return the duplicate shipment, since they had been so great about the whole thing and all, but the very nice representative told me to keep it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 31, 2016 06:03 AM (WlGX+)

360 357
Thanks for the news, Vic. Take care on the drive to Charleston. You will be missed.


Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 05:59 AM (k1COF)

We will be taking wifey's car so she will probably drive down there. I suppose I will have to drive back don't know yet. Wifey's car is a Toyota though, and the interior controls are nothing like the standard American car. That will be an aggravation.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 06:03 AM (vvmPQ)

361 I have never had a problem with an Amazon order.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

362
361
I have never had a problem with an Amazon order.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)


Amazon has always been good to me.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 31, 2016 06:10 AM (7VPW0)

363 Has anyone heard the report about the military being ordered to deplete all the resources that they have warehoused? The point being that a future President wouldn't be able to go to war, due to personnel cuts and supply shortages.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2016 06:14 AM (HPSmN)

364 >>>Well now the evidence is that the seal levels along the East coast are actually falling.


http://bit.ly/25tVTNn

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

Arf, arf, arf, arf, arf! (It's all the fault of Rethuglikkkans like Trump!)

Posted by: Shrillary! The talking Jackass Seal at May 31, 2016 06:16 AM (hbjKv)

365 My experience with Amazon follows W3's. Lost shipments replaced overnight and then not insisting late-arriving items be returned.

If I were a gamblin' woman I'd bet Pooja has already been sacked by Amazon. There's always one bad apple in a barrel but Amazon seems to do a good job of weeding them out.

HOWEVER...

Amazon's pricing and shipping structures are becoming increasingly difficult to fathom. If they don't get a handle on that it's going to cause them trouble.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 06:17 AM (k1COF)

366 Well now the evidence is that the seal levels along the East coast are actually falling.





http://bit.ly/25tVTNn



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)



We have to act now to stop declining sea levels!

Posted by: The Warmanistas at May 31, 2016 06:18 AM (7VPW0)

367 363
Has anyone heard the report about the military being ordered to deplete
all the resources that they have warehoused? The point being that a
future President wouldn't be able to go to war, due to personnel cuts
and supply shortages.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2016 06:14 AM (HPSmN)

I have seen nothing on it in the news but that doesn't mean anything

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 06:19 AM (vvmPQ)

368 #365 Amazon's pricing and shipping structures are becoming increasingly difficult to fathom. If they don't get a handle on that it's going to cause them trouble.

Agree with you there.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 31, 2016 06:20 AM (WlGX+)

369 RE: 363 Has anyone heard the report about the military being ordered to deplete all the resources that they have warehoused? The point being that a future President wouldn't be able to go to war, due to personnel cuts and supply shortages.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2016 06:14 AM (HPSmN)

I saw this "movie" in the late 70's during the peanut years. The F'n bastards are using all of the supplies to prevent having to buy replacement parts. They need that money to give to the FSA. By the time Reagan came in we had squadrons that counldnt fly, naval groups that couldnt go to sea, the Army couldnt do anything but paper drills.

I loathe democratics.

Posted by: Taiwan_Joe at May 31, 2016 06:21 AM (sy8f2)

370 One other thing I despise driving around old Charleston (where MUSC is) in all of those old roads designed for a horse in the 17th century. And where trucks simply park in the middle of the narrow roads to load and unload and do not give a shit about the drivers they block.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 06:22 AM (vvmPQ)

371 Vic-Thanks for the news. I heard it on the radio.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2016 06:22 AM (HPSmN)

372 Got a question for you. Has anyone else noticed lately that the NWS seems totally incapable of delivering an accurate forecast?

Looking at our for the day I see a "Hazardous Weather Outlook". Click on that and get a four-para discussion of the weather. Final conclusion: "It might rain but the computer models don't agree, so we're just throwing our hands up."

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 06:24 AM (k1COF)

373 Good Morning Everyone. That's all I got.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 31, 2016 06:27 AM (WVsWD)

374 The NWS hasn't been WAS for decades now. The OFA is a lot more accurate for long term stuff which has been influenced by politics of the AGW scam and they actually don't do local weather any more.


When you get local weather it is most likely being provided by either a corporate weather service or something like TWC or Weather Undergrund (which has been bought out by TWC).


My old utility used a corporate weather service under a contract for short term and long term predictions.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 06:32 AM (vvmPQ)

375 Never thought I'd see the day where I'd want to see the inside of a fish taco.

Posted by: Dory at May 31, 2016 06:32 AM (0Ph0e)

376 Too soon?

Posted by: Zombie Harambe at May 31, 2016 06:33 AM (gwG9s)

377 Vic, thank you for the news. Drive safely, please.

We'll keep the light on for ya.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 31, 2016 06:35 AM (u82oZ)

378 Corporate aviation mostly uses Universal Weather. There must be a reason they pay thousands of dollars instead of relying on the NWS.

Reading the outlooks and discussions on our local NWS page I get the distinct impression that the weathermen and discouraged, disillusioned and just going through the motions.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 06:36 AM (k1COF)

379 Grr..."weathermen ARE discouraged..."

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 06:37 AM (k1COF)

380 So HuffPo took down a post saying Hillary is going to be indicted, Sanders is tied with her in California, and she hasn't given a national interview since 1992.

She's a terrible candidate, and maybe the worst ever, in a normal year.

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at May 31, 2016 06:43 AM (/m8T6)

381 379
Grr..."weathermen ARE discouraged..."


Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 06:37 AM (k1COF)

Local TV stations used to hire their own meteorologists but since they have converted to talking heads and hawt babes for weather they now most likely use corporate weather services too.

But I sure did like Maria Molina's big weather stuff when I still got satellite, both of them.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 06:44 AM (vvmPQ)

382 Hello Maet and welcome back.

Thanks for the links Vic. Good luck.

Posted by: @votermom at May 31, 2016 06:46 AM (7lVbc)

383 'Morning, votermom. Wishing you a good week.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 06:49 AM (k1COF)

384 Hiddleston was fine in the Night Manager but I don't think he has the "grit" to be a Bond.

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 31, 2016 06:51 AM (vvQF4)

385 Did billy kristol make the "big" announcement yet? I'm too lazy to look but I could use a good laugh this morning.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 31, 2016 06:51 AM (WVsWD)

386 385
Did billy kristol make the "big" announcement yet? I'm too lazy to look but I could use a good laugh this morning.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 31, 2016 06:51 AM (WVsWD)

No, I suspect he is just trolling for attention. His contract with Fox must be up for negotiation.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 06:52 AM (vvmPQ)

387 Good morning creeper! Thank you and likewise!

Posted by: @votermom at May 31, 2016 06:53 AM (7lVbc)

388 Billy's FOS.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2016 06:53 AM (k1COF)

389 384 Hiddleston was fine in the Night Manager but I don't think he has the "grit" to be a Bond.

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 31, 2016 06:51 AM (vvQF4)


He'd be a "suave Bond", more like Brosnan and Dalton.

Posted by: @votermom at May 31, 2016 06:55 AM (7lVbc)

390 Everybody ready for Bill Kristol's, super duper Independent candidate? To be named soon.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2016 06:55 AM (HPSmN)

391 @390 bet it's Mooch

Posted by: @votermom at May 31, 2016 06:57 AM (7lVbc)

392 "Billy's FOS."

I hope not. I hope he does find someone. Someone who will flame out big time and take a few hundred million $$$ from the CoC and rino contributors with him.

Waste that dough.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 31, 2016 06:57 AM (WVsWD)

393 I hope not. I hope he does find someone. Someone who
will flame out big time and take a few hundred million $$$ from the CoC
and rino contributors with him.



Waste that dough.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 31, 2016 06:57 AM (WVsWD)


The worst part is that people might take such a candidate seriously. Splitting the Republican vote is not a path to anything but a Hillary Presidency... and that's exactly what some of the DC crowd want. Losing everything they got elected for is no big deal, as long as the press is nice to them, they get invited to all of the parties, and they have their cushy jobs.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 31, 2016 07:00 AM (J+mig)

394 Enlighten me please. How does a third party candidate get on the ballot at this late date?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2016 07:01 AM (HPSmN)

395 394
Enlighten me please. How does a third party candidate get on the ballot at this late date?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 31, 2016 07:01 AM (HPSmN)


Favor trading. A bunch of judges will be asked to give exemptions on Monday and be out buying a new boat on Friday.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 31, 2016 07:03 AM (J+mig)

396 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 31, 2016 07:00 AM (J+mig)

I don't think it's going to be a problem this time around.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Thused TrumpBot at May 31, 2016 07:04 AM (WVsWD)

397 So I guess the Army wants laser weapons for helicopters.

http://tinyurl.com/juvf7ja

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at May 31, 2016 07:08 AM (/m8T6)

398 397
So I guess the Army wants laser weapons for helicopters.



http://tinyurl.com/juvf7ja

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at May 31, 2016 07:08 AM (/m8T6)


Wouldn't you? Less moving parts, no reliance on ammunition resupply, etc. Directed energy weapons have a lot of advantages if we ever get them out of the lab and field-ready.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 31, 2016 07:11 AM (J+mig)

399 368 #365 Amazon's pricing and shipping structures are becoming increasingly difficult to fathom. If they don't get a handle on that it's going to cause them trouble.

Agree with you there.
---------------------------------------------------------

My issue is price, pure and simple. We love Amazon (and its customer service) but lately their prices (for Prime anyway) are just not competitive. It's cheaper to buy locally, which is a switch.

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at May 31, 2016 07:11 AM (/m8T6)

400 My issue is price, pure and simple. We love
Amazon (and its customer service) but lately their prices (for Prime
anyway) are just not competitive. It's cheaper to buy locally, which is
a switch.

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at May 31, 2016 07:11 AM (/m8T6)


As with Wal-Mart over the past decade or two, once you reach a certain point of big, you no longer have to be good.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 31, 2016 07:13 AM (J+mig)

401 Bill Kristol, and his various pals, are just being assholes. We refused to play the game by their rules, and now they're intentionally trying to screw things up to teach us peasants a lesson.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 31, 2016 07:14 AM (7VPW0)

402 Sure, I can see wanting directed energy weapons. And on ships or large air platforms capable of generating enough energy to make the weapon dangerous to the enemy even dummy me can see why such a weapon might make sense. But on a helo? What would the energy source be?

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at May 31, 2016 07:14 AM (/m8T6)

403 >>>We have to act now to stop declining sea levels!
Posted by: The Warmanistas at May 31, 2016 06:18 AM (7VPW0)

We must eliminate 80 percent of the population, ASAP, otherwise NYC will become a desert by 2021!

Posted by: Bill Ayets and the Weathernen at May 31, 2016 07:16 AM (hbjKv)

404 But on a helo? What would the energy source be?

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at May 31, 2016 07:14 AM (/m8T6)


They'd either have to bring batteries or use capacitors charged by the helicopter's power system. In the latter case, I'd expect significant recharge times between firings.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 31, 2016 07:16 AM (J+mig)

405 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2016 07:20 AM (ptqRm)

406 401
Bill Kristol, and his various pals, are just being assholes. We refused
to play the game by their rules, and now they're intentionally trying to
screw things up to teach us peasants a lesson.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 31, 2016 07:14 AM (7VPW0)


I wasn't even a Trumper after he started walking back the Wall. I'm not particularly enthused about voting for him, but I'm still going to vote for him to stop Hillary. Stopping Hillary is essential to the survival of this nation in any recognizable form. If we get her,

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 31, 2016 07:20 AM (J+mig)

407 My issue is price, pure and simple. We love Amazon (and its customer service) but lately their prices (for Prime anyway) are just not competitive. It's cheaper to buy locally, which is a switch.



With free two day shipping, it is becoming more, "how far away is the store that has it, do I need it this minute, and is the price difference that much?"

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2016 07:21 AM (DUqif)

408 bah. No idea why it posted before I finished. The rest was going to be: "If we get her, the 2nd Amendment dies quickly, followed by the rest slowly and we go from being citizens to subjects."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 31, 2016 07:21 AM (J+mig)

409 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 31, 2016 07:24 AM (ZQfW9)

410 @398
Directed energy weapons have a lot of advantages if we ever get them out of the lab and field-ready.-Cato

Wonder how much Hillary will sell that tech to China and Russia for?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 31, 2016 07:27 AM (Z4hTv)

411 B'more

Where even the victims are sometimes thugs

http://cbsloc.al/1Wu0TQw

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2016 07:28 AM (ptqRm)

412 I liked the part about there not being an IG while Scankles was SecState.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 31, 2016 07:30 AM (1ijHg)

413 Wonder how much Hillary will sell that tech to China and Russia for?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 31, 2016 07:27 AM (Z4hTv)


After the Russian and Chinese checks to her 'charity' clear, they'll link directed energy weapons to global warming, and U.S. forces will be banned from using them.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 31, 2016 07:31 AM (7VPW0)

414 Last I heard, you could get $25.00 for a dozen Eggs in chavezuela. Sounds like an investment opportunity to me.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Thused TrumpBot at May 31, 2016 07:35 AM (WVsWD)

415 The left has abandoned Katie Couric to her fate. Has anyone defended her fiction recently? Fire her ass.

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at May 31, 2016 07:36 AM (/m8T6)

416
Enlighten me please. How does a third party candidate get on the ballot at this late date?
Posted by: Ben Had



"Independent", not "Third Party".

Varies. Texas is of course already past the ballot date. California requires 180k signatures, while other states require as little as a few hundred.

It's estimated it would require a million or so signatures to run a 50 state campaign, allowing for bad sigs, along with a number of lawsuits at this late date to open the ballot in some states.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 31, 2016 07:37 AM (kdS6q)

417 Ask me how I know.

How do you know?

Posted by: Grump928(C) always a hundred comments late at May 31, 2016 07:38 AM (rwI+c)

418
It's estimated it would require a million or so
signatures to run a 50 state campaign, allowing for bad sigs, along with
a number of lawsuits at this late date to open the ballot in some
states.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 31, 2016 07:37 AM (kdS6q)


It'd be a fluster cluck of epic proportions, and would guarantee a Hillary victory....and I'm not certain that isn't Kristol's intent.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 31, 2016 07:40 AM (7VPW0)

419 Le DUMP,
It has arrived, NOOD like

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2016 07:41 AM (ptqRm)

420 dump

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 07:41 AM (vvmPQ)

421 380 So HuffPo took down a post saying Hillary is going to be indicted, Sanders is tied with her in California, and she hasn't given a national interview since 1992.

She's a terrible candidate, and maybe the worst ever, in a normal year.
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It's really astonishing when you think about it. Hillary Clinton has been corrupt and dishonest and sneaky since she was Hillary Rodham, low-level Capitol Hill staffer. Fresh out of Yale Law, she wrote a memo suggesting that Richard Nixon should be deprived of his basic due process rights. Even the sleazy politician she worked for was shocked by Hillary's lack of ethics.

Then, as political spouse to Bill Clinton in Arkansas, Hillary leveraged her connection to Bill to get clients for the Rose Law Firm, where she worked in partnership with Web Hubbell and Vince Foster, both apparently as crooked as Hillary (or at least, both willing to aid and abet Hillary's criminality). Hubbell and Foster helped Hillary steal the Rose Law Firm billing records that proved Hillary's active participation in the crimes committed by the law firm's S&L clients. Hubbell eventually ended up going to prison (for other crimes), and Foster apparently knew (or feared) that he was headed for the same fate, and chose to eat a bullet instead. The real scandal of Foster's death was not that he was murdered, but that he committed suicide because he feared his participation in his and Hubbell's and Hillary's many crimes would cause him to end up in prison (like Hubbell).

And yet this chronically corrupt woman not only skated through all her criminal activity at the Rose Law Firm, and then at the Clinton White House, but she went on to repeat the same type of illegal activity (and the blatantly illegal destruction of the evidence of her crimes) as SOS. (Have you seen that the woman Hillary put in charge of her computer security at State had no actual computer science credentials, and her degrees were all from phony-baloney diploma mills? How do you think this woman was able to pass a government background check?)

It boggles the mind that Hillary Clinton, with her decades-long record of corruption, is now the leading contender for president.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 31, 2016 07:54 AM (BNs9e)

422 Trivial Pursuer, in a few years Hitlery will enjoy the Eternal Life she has earned.

Posted by: F.N.G at May 31, 2016 09:26 AM (zPzrV)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 31, 2016 09:31 AM (vvmPQ)

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