Overnight Open Thread (7-21-2016)

Know Your Enemy Part XXVI: The Ginger

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Moar below the fold.

Just fucking kidding - it's Yokopalooza time assholes.

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Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children. Why do you hate children?

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips plus $1 for S&H to maetenloch at gmail. Otherwise send your scraps to BizarroAce. Mannequins are for display only. Do not taunt happy-fun ball. Yoko is not a paid sponsor of this ONT. This is for garrett.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 12:00 AM




Comments

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1 *plants flag and leaves*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 22, 2016 12:01 AM (6gk0M)

2 Aloha!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 12:01 AM (EzgxV)

3 Well played, cob. Well played.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 22, 2016 12:02 AM (0OG8D)

4 MY EYES! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!

Of course, there is a non-bringing photo with this post...

http://tinyurl.com/jnrolu3

Honest injun.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 22, 2016 12:02 AM (bc7LP)

5 why hast thou forsaken us

Posted by: Lance McCormick at July 22, 2016 12:02 AM (fwj47)

6 I read the content.


I'm blind now.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ooohhhh yoooo koooo at July 22, 2016 12:03 AM (a2vo1)

7 holy fuck that was horrible.

Posted by: orangebreath at July 22, 2016 12:03 AM (F5zRG)

8 Yoko-polaza....

Nice Maet.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 22, 2016 12:03 AM (LQE71)

9 What did we do to deserve that, Maet?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:03 AM (q7T0y)

10 One week left of work, and then the big move. Holy shit it's almost here.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 22, 2016 12:03 AM (fC9RO)

11 Ya'know bait and switch advertising is illegal, right?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:03 AM (T/cxb)

12 Boy, that's gonna leave a mark.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 12:03 AM (EzgxV)

13 As I said, we are going to have an immigration system that works for our country.

Posted by: Donald Trump at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (nFdGS)

14 Maet - you are an asshole.

Posted by: long time lurker at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (u+OQ1)

15 The ginger was delicious, then... the burning.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (bc7LP)

16 Is Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Skull Vodka a sponsor of this ONT?

Posted by: Buzzion at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (bMG0w)

17 You sir, are a son of a bitch!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (pUDQf)

18 That ginger at the top is quite a cutie.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (Y/5qL)

19 Make it stop!!!!!!!!

Posted by: someassholestolemypen at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (XfJV2)

20 An awesome speech, so of course we needed to suffer to keep the universe in balance.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (fC9RO)

21 Oh, fack, no, that's not fair, No Yoko EVER.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (kXoT0)

22 Yoko, the ginger same result: I have no soul.

The difference is that the ginger steals it and Yoko killed it.

*Goes off to plot a way to drop a bucket of water on the Happy Fun Ball.*

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (Ojki1)

23 Buzzion, if it is hopefully ace will write him the FOAD email of all time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (q7T0y)

24 All those photos of Melania without her makeup!!

Posted by: mindful webworker - hahaha ugh thud at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (a2vo1)

25 Is Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Skull Vodka a sponsor of this ONT?

Pretty sure Uncle Bob's Old Fashioned Lye Eye Wash is.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (T/cxb)

26 #10: You know we need to try to have another Morondezvous before you skip town, right, Alex?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (0OG8D)

27 9 What did we do to deserve that, Maet?
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:03 AM (q7T0y)


You all know what you did.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (pAlYe)

28 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (n0xPv)

29 That ginger at the top is quite a cutie.
Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (Y/5qL)


She also looks waaaaay too young.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (fC9RO)

30 You bastard.

Posted by: Outside Adjitator at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (hbvkG)

31 Where's my fine Corinthian Leather glove so I can smite this bastard?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (pUDQf)

32 Yoko OH NO!!!

Posted by: everybody at July 22, 2016 12:06 AM (XfEYT)

33 What just happened?

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 22, 2016 12:06 AM (oQQwD)

34 Well, I *was* going to call it a night and go to bed, but now I'm worried about having the night terrors.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 22, 2016 12:06 AM (GUBah)

35 Now you can never get into Heaven, Maet. N E V E R !!

Posted by: CMU VET at July 22, 2016 12:06 AM (ejB0r)

36 I read the content.


I'm blind now.
Posted by: mindful webworker - ooohhhh yoooo koooo at July 22, 2016 12:03 AM (a2vo1)

I only lost the will to live.

Granted it was on its last legs anyway, but still.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 22, 2016 12:06 AM (Ojki1)

37 Triggered by Dissenting Non-Whites; Triggered by Trump Chalkings; Triggered by America

The focus this time: Everything is triggering! *Goes to Safe Space*

http://politicalhat.com/?p=12131

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 22, 2016 12:06 AM (vBeA5)

38 PW, yup, Emmie texted me the other night. I'm free this weekend and next, in the evenings.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 22, 2016 12:06 AM (fC9RO)

39 #29: Too young to date IRL, sure, but not too young to have inappropriate thoughts about.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 22, 2016 12:06 AM (0OG8D)

40 Whoa!
25GB of yoko

Posted by: Yo! at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (n0xPv)

41 What just happened?

Your sight will return. The blindness is just your mind trying to deal with the horrors it has seen.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (T/cxb)

42 I blame Trump.

Posted by: Valiant at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (3MiF8)

43 You know, the 4th picture down - if she was gagged, I'd probably hit it like an 18 wheeler with no breaks. But I do have a thing for Asians. It's the only picture where she looks fuckable, though.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (kumBu)

44 Maet, I'll save you the trouble:

[No]

And i thought the fat man with the can of Coke was bad.

Posted by: tbodie at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (xkaSw)

45 You all know what you did.
Posted by: Maetenloch at July 22, 2016 12:05 AM (pAlYe)

Was it all the "Yes, please" requests. I am a bad, bad, bad girl.

But as I always say, "A Bad Good Girl is the Best There Is."

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima having that drink! at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (kXoT0)

46 Aaaaaiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee!
Bleach!
BLEACH FOR MY EYES!


Posted by: Ian Galt at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (8iiMU)

47 So, a question for the Horde:

I had a conversation with a friend today, and he said he thought the bulk of the R convention was silly, since it was just centered around bashing Hillary and had no real substance, especially the first few days.

I, of course, had a different opinion.

Am I wrong? Or is it was just lots of silliness?

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (tvyXw)

48 The truly insidious thing is that there is no fold on the comments page. It is all just out there.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (R+30W)

49 So hawt!

Posted by: Hillary! at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (Z58Xa)

50 #38: Cool! I hope we can make a meet-up happen in that timeframe.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (0OG8D)

51 Let me be clear. This is not the ONT we strive to be.

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 22, 2016 12:08 AM (pUDQf)

52 WOW! Force me in a bathtub with Yoko, 40 years ago, and I'd loofah her into a state of quivering ecstasy!

Posted by: Fritz at July 22, 2016 12:08 AM (vXmOS)

53 I recently watched The Princess Bride. When Westley gets tortured he lets loose with a blood curdling scream, a scream from the bowels of his soul.
Same sound I made when I saw those photos of Yoko.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 22, 2016 12:08 AM (s7hQ/)

54 YOU'RE A MONSTER!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at July 22, 2016 12:08 AM (Cz05v)

55 Hola, ONT....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:08 AM (nK3L9)

56
My ginger has owned my soul for 50 years.

I very much got the better of that deal.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2016 12:09 AM (X35Yt)

57 Bwawawa.
I knew Maet wouldn't like tonight.
You've been saving up clearly

Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2016 12:09 AM (6IPEM)

58 I had a conversation with a friend today, and he said he thought the bulk of the R convention was silly, since it was just centered around bashing Hillary and had no real substance, especially the first few days.

I, of course, had a different opinion.

Am I wrong? Or is it was just lots of silliness?
Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (tvyXw)

Your friend is an idiot. Of course, the Republican Convention is going to bash the opponent--it's what the damn thing is for after all.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima having that drink! at July 22, 2016 12:09 AM (kXoT0)

59 Three things I am scared of. The Ring. The Blair Witch Project and Yoko Ono.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:09 AM (pUDQf)

60 Oh crap. What did you do? What did you do?

Posted by: Splunge at July 22, 2016 12:09 AM (iMxBJ)

61 all those bits and bytes on my $$$ wi-fi plan just went up in smoke.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 22, 2016 12:09 AM (wZxsP)

62 Maet', you asshole.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:09 AM (nK3L9)

63 *sees all the Yoko garbage*

I feel like the guy forced to go through the tutorial in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

"Oh, you fucking asshole."

"Ah for fuck's sake."

http://tinyurl.com/h27x7a8

"Running is like walking, only faster."


Posted by: Thrawn at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (cC/ZB)

64 Thanks, my convention-boner is cured.

Posted by: t-bird at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (Z58Xa)

65 After ace's announcement today, I knew this was coming.
I hope you people are proud of youselves...

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (m1x3q)

66 You all know what you did.
Posted by: Maetenloch


Maet, I had no idea you were a woman.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (q7T0y)

67 I understand that one of the Beatles fucked that Ono gal.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (1JnAL)

68 A good girl is good, but a bad girl is better.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (ejB0r)

69 And i just realized the evil this is. Make a comment and you have to scroll back through the horror show to visit with the Horde.

This may be the least commented ONT ever.

Posted by: tbodie at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (xkaSw)

70 FUCKING AWESOME

WOOT WOOT ONT

THANKS MAET

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb)

71 Damn. I've never seen that many pictures of Yoko in one place at one time. It's like the universe has been turned on its head.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (9iR5/)

72 My lower GI tract is starting to convulse.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (Q7D8N)

73 I'll admit, Maet, you left me speechless.

'Course it is difficult to speak when you're projectile vomiting.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (T/cxb)

74 You asked for Melania.
You wanted Ivanka.
You get Yoko.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (pUDQf)

75 Dear God, make it stop!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (nK3L9)

76 On January 20, 2017, believe me, Yoko Ono will be arrested for her GREAT CRIMES AGAINST MUSIC AND THERE WILL BE JUSTICE IN THE UNIVERSE!

Posted by: Donald J. Trump at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (5xDis)

77 That's the most Yoko that ever was. Cute kid, though.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (IqV8l)

78 Here is a short article about when Ginsberg visited the Virginia Military Institute.

http://www.virginialiving.com/culture/peacenik-meets-cadets/

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (wZxsP)

79 Maybe someone here wrote the new Ghostbusters marketing plan. I can't think of anything else that would have deserved this.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (Ojki1)

80 You like me!! You really like me!!!!!1!

Posted by: "Y.O." at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (q7T0y)

81 Good grief!!!!

Posted by: IC at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (KTFfX)

82 I understand that one of the Beatles fucked that Ono gal.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (1JnAL)

In turn, she fucked up the Beatles.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima having that drink! at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (kXoT0)

83 News Morons can use... and always suspected:

https://youtu.be/lo09U0w-tLM?t=1m49s
10 Amazing Facts #25
Today I Found Out @1:49

Redheads are harder to sedate than any other group. Need 20% more anesthesia. Also have a higher tolerance for pain than normal people.

Posted by: mindful webworker - redheads are the aliens among us at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (a2vo1)

84 Is this Ace's "retirement post?"

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik is totally not Iceman at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (jV8Mq)

85 70 FUCKING AWESOME
WOOT WOOT ONT
THANKS MAET
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb)


Now this is how to not read the content!

Posted by: Splunge at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (iMxBJ)

86 I thought there was some kind of law against cruel and unusual punishment.

Posted by: Kalneva at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (vhW1R)

87 Maet, God will get you for that.

Posted by: Mark in Sandy UT at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (xGX1p)

88 43 Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 22, 2016 12:07 AM (kumBu)

Yes, that pic disturbed me in a similar way.


Posted by: Ian Galt at July 22, 2016 12:12 AM (8iiMU)

89 O Magazine is apparently under new pwnership

You get a seeing eye dog!
And you get a seeing eye dog!

Posted by: derit at July 22, 2016 12:12 AM (ewfUZ)

90 BTW, the ginger is a beautiful girl, bit looks 16 or 17.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 12:12 AM (m1x3q)

91 She was kind of cute as a small child.

Posted by: Lauren at July 22, 2016 12:12 AM (JZXq5)

92 53 I recently watched The Princess Bride. When Westley gets tortured he lets loose with a blood curdling scream, a scream from the bowels of his soul.
Same sound I made when I saw those photos of Yoko.
Posted by: Northernlurker at July 22, 2016 12:08 AM (s7hQ/)


It was the same scream I made after passing a Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich 3 days after my colonoscopy.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 22, 2016 12:12 AM (1JnAL)

93 I feel ... Triggered...need to find a safe space...tequila, come to me my precious ...

Posted by: IC at July 22, 2016 12:12 AM (KTFfX)

94 Plank 37 of the Trump speech.

No Mo Yo Ko Oh NO

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:12 AM (pUDQf)

95 "It's Yokopalooza, assholes!"

I LOLLED all the way down.

Brilliant.

Posted by: The fact that you can get it together for a while and then you can be found on the phone at July 22, 2016 12:13 AM (ZedYY)

96 Redheads are harder to sedate than any other group. Need 20% more anesthesia. Also have a higher tolerance for pain than normal people.

So that's why we can never keep any chloroform around here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:13 AM (T/cxb)

97 I will mount a defense of Yoko.

Yes, it's difficult, but that's the point of debate.

First I want to know who the ginger is.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 12:13 AM (1xUj/)

98 It's still better than the whining of the usual NeverTrump dead-enders in the reaction thread.

For this relief, much thanks.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 22, 2016 12:13 AM (RmrGn)

99 All that yoko=snark level-maximum

Posted by: Yo! at July 22, 2016 12:13 AM (n0xPv)

100 Hi, mindful!

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima having that drink! at July 22, 2016 12:13 AM (kXoT0)

101 They say Japanese women have absolutely no body odor.

Looking at Yoko, not so sure.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 22, 2016 12:13 AM (P/kVC)

102 And i just realized the evil this is. Make a comment and you have to scroll back through the horror show to visit with the Horde.

This may be the least commented ONT ever.
Posted by: tbodie at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (xkaSw)

Ctrl + F to last number before you commented on.

All you see is the ginger trying to steal your soul, not all the pictures that are trying (more than a little effectively) to make the argument that God is dead.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 22, 2016 12:13 AM (Ojki1)

103 He's right, [you] deserves it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 22, 2016 12:14 AM (wB8Tg)

104 #96: Oh! That's my problem. I'll pass that tip on to the women interested in dating me, that they'll need more chloroform.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 22, 2016 12:15 AM (0OG8D)

105 How could you?

Deepest fears realized.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 22, 2016 12:15 AM (EZebt)

106 ***Top Five Demands From Maetenloch To Make The Yoko Torture Stop***

5. Promise from zombie that the next time he sees that horrible liberal who keeps coming to his house, he'll spray him with Raid

4. Ultra-rare 1964 Dylan bootlegs from rickl

3. Complete ban on mentions of anything Pokemon-related

2. HoHos in the breakroom EVERY morning, not just Fridays

1. Leg shaving tips from qdpsteve

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:15 AM (q7T0y)

107
As a moronette, I am impervious.

Posted by: iforgot at July 22, 2016 12:15 AM (5o5ek)

108 Angry Bush. That's all I see.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:15 AM (pUDQf)

109 That ginger couldn't be more'n 15 years old.
Give her 10 years though and she'll be devastating.
And since the alarm clock lights it up in 5 hours, nite all.

Posted by: teej at July 22, 2016 12:15 AM (4aVpH)

110 53 I recently watched The Princess Bride. When Westley gets tortured he lets loose with a blood curdling scream, a scream from the bowels of his soul.
Same sound I made when I saw those photos of Yoko.
Posted by: Northernlurker
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Welcome to the pit of despair.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 12:16 AM (m1x3q)

111 Good ginger pic.

Hometown girls looked like that (with really big hair, the times), or Kate Upton scandies... but the scandies were cousins.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 22, 2016 12:16 AM (P/kVC)

112 The horror. Oh the horror.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 22, 2016 12:16 AM (IgbJ1)

113

All those Ono pictures was because we listened to all of the Trump speech isn't it?

Posted by: Pick Baggerly at July 22, 2016 12:16 AM (7oN1i)

114
Maet, you are one heartless, evil, pitiless bastard in league with The Devil.

Yeah, I'm jealous. Fucker.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 22, 2016 12:16 AM (LuZz8)

115 Please, Maetenloch, don't pull out the brackets up front
Unless it gets out of control

Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2016 12:16 AM (6IPEM)

116 Yoko's dad was IJN or is that a merchant vessel?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 22, 2016 12:16 AM (RmrGn)

117 You're a cruel taskmaster Maet.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2016 12:16 AM (v3DL/)

118 Booooo!!! You SUUUUCK!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 12:16 AM (0mRoj)

119 The ginger at the top looks like what would have happened if the actress that played the daughter on Castle had grown up to be hot. But alas, she didn't.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 22, 2016 12:17 AM (kumBu)

120 Fuck it, I've spent the last hour drinking, I'd hit it.

Posted by: CarlK at July 22, 2016 12:17 AM (IeysS)

121 Goodnight teej. Sweet dreams, okay?

Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2016 12:17 AM (6IPEM)

122 To torture myself, I opened Facebook. Trending topics: America's Got Talent, Paget Brewster, Shannen Doherty.

But trending has totes been fixed.

Posted by: Oedipus at July 22, 2016 12:17 AM (CXLVd)

123 70 FUCKING AWESOME

WOOT WOOT ONT

THANKS MAET
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb)
====

Figures.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 22, 2016 12:17 AM (EZebt)

124 Ctrl + F to last number before you commented on.

All you see is the ginger trying to steal your soul, not all the pictures that are trying (more than a little effectively) to make the argument that God is dead.
Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 22, 2016 12:13 AM (Ojki1)

Thanks, did not know that. Sadly, I'm on a tablet.

Posted by: tbodie at July 22, 2016 12:18 AM (xkaSw)

125 *checks*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:18 AM (nK3L9)

126 @98 andycanuck-Nope not even in this thread can you get away from it. Ace was right.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2016 12:18 AM (wnwJC)

127 Can we get the first picture in a larger size?

Posted by: Pick Baggerly at July 22, 2016 12:18 AM (7oN1i)

128 109 That ginger couldn't be more'n 15 years old.
Give her 10 years though and she'll be devastating.
And since the alarm clock lights it up in 5 hours, nite all.
Posted by: teej at July 22, 2016 12:15 AM (4aVpH)

How does one accurately age the soulless?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 12:19 AM (0mRoj)

129 In turn, she fucked up the Beatles.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima having that drink! at July 22, 2016 12:11 AM (kXoT0)


They were at their "sell by" date by that time.

Bands and singers have about a 7-10 year run where they make decent music and are relevant. The Beatles were at that point.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 22, 2016 12:19 AM (1JnAL)

130 Ginger, Amy Pond, Dr Who...

Thank you Ghost Man

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 22, 2016 12:19 AM (P/kVC)

131
Ok, gonna go bask in the euphoria from that speech.


Remember, y'all,we are Americans, so that head is held HIGH--especially tonite.

Cherish our country as you know it to be under the filth laid on it by the left.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2016 12:19 AM (X35Yt)

132 Plank 37 of the Trump speech.

No Mo Yo Ko Oh NO
Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:12 AM (pUDQf)

I think I might actually volunteer for a phone call center for this.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 22, 2016 12:19 AM (Ojki1)

133 Shattered dreams of Ivanka. That's your fucking legacy dude. Puddles of tears with the reflection of angry bush Yoko in them.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (pUDQf)

134 No videos?

Posted by: Anachronda at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (Oi5b2)

135 Blanc,

Prior previous thread...

Thats an Awesome start. But animation with WICKED Cool streaming flames of HellFire trailing down as Unworthy Comments are oblitorized (sp? Blame High Octane) in a Mushroom Cloud/Epic Death Star Dying Payoff.... in a loop. Slow mo every 3rd cycle.
Thats my starting point.

Epic Scale. The Powers That Be deserve it.

Can anythin like that be done without a budget? Seriously. I'm web design illiterate... so I defer to the Honorable Techno Nerds among us....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (LQE71)

136 no wonder ace is fed up. what in the fuckity fuck is wrong? i won't be able to fap for weeks. thanks. that should be a criminal offense.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (ucDmr)

137 "Fuck it, I've spent the last hour drinking, I'd hit it."



Just an hour?


*clinks glasses*


Dude, you're a hoss. Need any tape or pop-sickle sticks?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (nK3L9)

138 I LOL'd after the first break.

It's longyoko.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (TqXWc)

139 Good nightm irongrampa.

Posted by: tbodie at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (xkaSw)

140 17
You sir, are a son of a bitch!


Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (pUDQf)


But he's OUR son of a bitch!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (EzgxV)

141 Well now that the RNC is over, any predictions for next week's DNC?

Here are mine:

- The president will claim that he is *so* confident Hillary will be elected, he's already written her Oval Office greeting letter to be read on January 20, 2017

- The favorite phrase of ALL the DNC speakers, especially the far leftists? No less than from Ted Cruz himself, "Vote your conscience." They will do everything they can to throw that phrase around Trump's neck like a tire fire, and light it on fire.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (q7T0y)

142 Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.
Keep those pics a rolling.....

Posted by: Yo! at July 22, 2016 12:21 AM (n0xPv)

143
Was this about last night?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 22, 2016 12:21 AM (EZebt)

144 Repetitive qdpsteve is repetitive. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:21 AM (q7T0y)

145

I feel bad for her in the photos where she is greiving. Horrible

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:21 AM (zOTsN)

146 15
The ginger was delicious, then... the burning.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 22, 2016 12:04 AM (bc7LP)

She is but looks so very young. I'm just going to tell myself she's 18. I lie to myself a lot. It's one of the prerequisites to being an optimist in the US in this day and age.
127
Can we get the first picture in a larger size?

Posted by: Pick Baggerly at July 22, 2016 12:18 AM (7oN1i)

Life size in a tiny bikini perhaps? We all promise to be very very good and quiet except for the drool.

Posted by: AdamPM at July 22, 2016 12:22 AM (SXVyF)

147 Can anythin like that be done without a budget? Seriously. I'm web design illiterate... so I defer to the Honorable Techno Nerds among us....

Without a budget? Maybe. Without talent? No.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:22 AM (T/cxb)

148 51
Let me be clear. This is not the ONT we strive to be.


Posted by: Barack Obama at July 22, 2016 12:08 AM (pUDQf)

I was expecting something more along the lines of "if I had an ONT, it would look like this."

Posted by: Anachronda at July 22, 2016 12:22 AM (Oi5b2)

149 Ugggggg

Posted by: lousagirl at July 22, 2016 12:22 AM (9plvG)

150 #119

Are you kidding? Check out 'Hansel and Gretel Get Baked.' She is very hot. I've seen her around Studio City a couple times and she looked great IRL too.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 12:22 AM (IdCqF)

151 Why have you done this thing?

Posted by: mikesixes at July 22, 2016 12:22 AM (hTayP)

152

she sure does like to flash the clevage for an old broad

didn't she recently have a stroke and get admitted to a hospital

havent heard a word about her since

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:23 AM (zOTsN)

153 This ONT is not who we are as a Moron Horde.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 12:23 AM (0mRoj)

154 the only good music the beatles ever made was the shit they ripped off from old blues dudes. they sucked ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 22, 2016 12:23 AM (ucDmr)

155 151
Why have you done this thing?

Posted by: mikesixes at July 22, 2016 12:22 AM (hTayP)

The Horde knows your sins and punishes accordingly. Or so I am told.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:23 AM (pUDQf)

156 Are the large swaths of empty white without photos real or did my retinas intermittently burnout?

Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:23 AM (Ag8Mw)

157 I misspoke. I didn't laugh all the way down and especially not about the newspaper headline.

I feel better.

Thanks for listening.

Posted by: The fact that you can get it together for a while and then you can be found on the phone at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (ZedYY)

158 "You sir, are a son of a bitch!"



That's just Maet'.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (nK3L9)

159 Ahem.

Herewith my Yoko defense.

John was brilliant. He was not always right about things, so things he was wrong about are not a counter-argument.

He was a seeker. He was always trying to grow and learn.

Yoko is screechy. There is no excuse for any of her pretensions at music.

John chose her. And he left her and came back to her. So whatever her external merits one of the best people of our lifetimes chose her, so she must have something going on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (1xUj/)

160 - The president will claim that he is *so* confident Hillary will be elected, he's already written her Oval Office greeting letter to be read on January 20, 2017

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (q7T0y)

I will give her 3 letters for when things go bad. The first will read blame Bush.

The second will also read blame Bush.

If that stops working she can open the third.

That one says that if you even think of blaming me I'll be on CNN dismissing you as a typical white grandma, so go back to blaming Bush.

Now go away, Sportscenter is on peons.

Posted by: The Won at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (Ojki1)

161


Feb 26 she was hospitalized for stroke, and they never said if or when she was released

I think she is not well

she looks a bit like the gal in "The Ring"

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (zOTsN)

162 I saw a show of her work at MOMA. What a bunch of crap. Conceptual art without any concept except 'stretching the envelope." There was memorabilia of her collaborations with John Lennon and some film strips. Her greatest work was that relationship; they were utterly devoted to each other. It was even more remarkable because that show made clear how completely talentless she is. I have no idea what he saw in her.

Posted by: vivi at July 22, 2016 12:25 AM (11H2y)

163 Because I Still Love You Guys Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756174901459890176

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175033739776000

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175186806706176

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175365379280896

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175535336632320

Posted by: kbdabear at July 22, 2016 12:25 AM (GrXXa)

164 "This ONT is not who we are as a Moron Horde."


Well, who are we?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:25 AM (nK3L9)

165 Garrett, you'd better be a long, long, long way away......

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 12:25 AM (EzgxV)

166 Posted by: kbdabear at July 22, 2016 12:25 AM (GrXXa)

You are a mensch, as always.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 12:25 AM (0mRoj)

167 Vote. You're unconscious.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 22, 2016 12:26 AM (IqV8l)

168 163
Because I Still Love You Guys Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756174901459890176



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175033739776000



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175186806706176



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175365379280896



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175535336632320





Posted by: kbdabear at July 22, 2016 12:25 AM (GrXXa)

Doing the Lord's work, fine sir. Unlike that other guy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 22, 2016 12:26 AM (pUDQf)

169 Awful. I'd been looking forward to the ONT all day. Going to sleep now, discouraged.

Posted by: TedCruzLegThrill at July 22, 2016 12:26 AM (6KmLf)

170 Because I Still Love You Guys Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics Part 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175766941896706

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756175988581474304

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756176174976344064

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756176337597890564

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/756176500097818624

Posted by: kbdabear at July 22, 2016 12:26 AM (GrXXa)

171 i've been drinking all day. i still wouldn't hit yoko with reggies dick. holee fook. never never ever.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 22, 2016 12:26 AM (ucDmr)

172 Don't forget the poor dudes who took all those pics of the communists


Was t she a commie?

Posted by: Yo! at July 22, 2016 12:26 AM (n0xPv)

173

CNNs sample audience loved the speech. They are upset

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:27 AM (zOTsN)

174 164 "This ONT is not who we are as a Moron Horde."


Well, who are we?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:25 AM (nK3L9)

Probably something more along the lines of the first picture.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 12:27 AM (0mRoj)

175

Luntz dunces are full of NeverTrumps

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (zOTsN)

176 Because I Still Love You Guys Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

The antidote!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (T/cxb)

177 Can't find out who the girl is, but the pic was posted in July of 2013. So however old she was at the time, she's legal now.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (kumBu)

178
- The president will claim that he is *so* confident Hillary will be elected, he's already written her Oval Office greeting letter to be read on January 20, 2017

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

One of those thug-mamas will call someone "retarded."

Posted by: iforgot at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (5o5ek)

179 "Just an hour?


*clinks glasses*


Dude, you're a hoss. Need any tape or pop-sickle sticks?"

I'm losing my tolerance in my old age, can't quite drink Jack like I used to...

Posted by: CarlK at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (IeysS)

180 127 Can we get the first picture in a larger size?

Posted by: Pick Baggerly at July 22, 2016 12:18 AM (7oN1i)

++++

Not only a bigger size, but it shows more of her. Interesting tats.

http://tinyurl.com/gomaqvz
(i*m*gur)

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (R+30W)

181 159 John chose her. And he left her and came back to her. So whatever her external merits one of the best people of our lifetimes chose her, so she must have something going on.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (1xUj/)


Have you heard the lyrics to "Don't Let Me Down?"

I guess nobody ever really done me
Like she done me
She done me good

Posted by: Splunge at July 22, 2016 12:29 AM (iMxBJ)

182 Must remember to love thy enemy; although much easier to do with the Ginger vice Yoko.

Posted by: YatYas at July 22, 2016 12:29 AM (5v4w4)

183 The *one* piece of good news right now?

Democrats are scared shitless. They think Trump could really take this thing.

Of course in exactly one week, and after the DNC, they'll all be back to their usual hyperoverconfident propagandist shithead selves.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:29 AM (q7T0y)

184 Maet's Yoko bait-and-switch thread: you will never see a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 22, 2016 12:29 AM (29KZY)

185


also

bit worried about Maet

this reeks of Yoko obsession. collecting photos

putting them in chronological order

its....troubling

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:30 AM (zOTsN)

186 Ok, which of you @ssholes taunted Happy Fun Ball to make the rest of us deserve this?


Been mercifully unplugged from most of the RNC dumpster fire. Sounds like Sheriff David Clarke gave a really good speech, Cruz is playing the long game and Trump's people set him up, and I haven't actually heard anything substantial about Trump's speech tonight.

I hope and pray that in 2 decades I'm going to look back from a still free country and see that Cruz's 2016 is the redux of Reagan's 1964/1976 trajectory.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 12:31 AM (b2cFu)

187
150 #119

Are you kidding? Check out 'Hansel and Gretel Get Baked.' She is very hot. I've seen her around Studio City a couple times and she looked great IRL too.
Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 12:22 AM (IdCqF)


During the last season she was starting to lose the baby fat in her face.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 22, 2016 12:31 AM (bMG0w)

188 That's a man baby !

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 22, 2016 12:31 AM (dULJN)

189 "Are you kidding? Check out 'Hansel and Gretel Get Baked.' She is very hot. I've seen her around Studio City a couple times and she looked great IRL too.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 12:22 AM (IdCqF) "

Hey, everyone has an opinion. I don't think she aged very well. Nor did my angel, Lily Cole.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 22, 2016 12:31 AM (kumBu)

190 its....troubling

Cry for help troubling or human body parts in the fridge troubling?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:31 AM (T/cxb)

191
havent heard a word about her since
Posted by: ThunderB
---------------------
You must be lucky enough to be gone when Maet is really pissed.

Hey,
I saw a post from you earlier today.
My BIL just finished up treatments that sound exactly like what you described. Took his own bone marrow, chemo treatmentS for him, then replant his own marrow. Long, painful process.
Only, not for MS, but for a rare bone cancer (maybe blood? - I know leukemia is not it).

Anyway, so far, word is he is doing great. More tests in a day or so, but as of now, the treatment sounds like cutting edge stuff with positive results. Zero cancer detected so far.
I wish nothing but the best for you and yours, and will pray.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 12:31 AM (m1x3q)

192 also
bit worried about Maet
this reeks of Yoko obsession. collecting photos
putting them in chronological order
its....troubling
Posted by: ThunderB


NOTHING a nice "visit to the doctor" and a wire coat hanger can't fix!!!

Posted by: Joe Kennedy Sr at July 22, 2016 12:32 AM (q7T0y)

193 We didn't just get RickRolled... we got Yokoed.

You never want to get Yokoed.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 22, 2016 12:32 AM (1CroS)

194 " Maet's Yoko bait-and-switch thread: you will never see a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."


I just killed Greedo.


Fuck yeah I fired first.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:32 AM (nK3L9)

195 You hate me! You really hate me!

Posted by: Zombie Sally Fields at July 22, 2016 12:32 AM (iMxBJ)

196 Been mercifully unplugged from most of the RNC dumpster fire. Sounds like Sheriff David Clarke gave a really good speech, Cruz is playing the long game and Trump's people set him up, and I haven't actually heard anything substantial about Trump's speech tonight.

I hope and pray that in 2 decades I'm going to look back from a still free country and see that Cruz's 2016 is the redux of Reagan's 1964/1976 trajectory.
Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 12:31 AM (b2cFu)




was more or less a good convention. surely better than the romney ryan disaster.


you will never hear from cruz, ever, again.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 12:33 AM (AoSQU)

197 180 127 Can we get the first picture in a larger size?

Posted by: Pick Baggerly at July 22, 2016 12:18 AM (7oN1i)

++++

Not only a bigger size, but it shows more of her. Interesting tats.

http://tinyurl.com/gomaqvz
(i*m*gur)
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (R+30W)

Ugh. I hate seeing a beautiful girl like that sullied in such fashion.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 12:33 AM (0mRoj)

198 Chi thats awesome! And thanks for the prayers

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:33 AM (zOTsN)

199 186 Ok, which of you @ssholes taunted Happy Fun Ball to make the rest of us deserve this?


Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 12:31 AM (b2cFu)

Its Trump's fault... he gave a good speech...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2016 12:33 AM (qf6WZ)

200 AnonymousDrivel, yup.

Maet went Full Yoko.
You NEVER go Full Yoko.

Isn't it against the Geneva Convention or something??

Posted by: Joe Kennedy Sr at July 22, 2016 12:33 AM (q7T0y)

201 Have you heard the lyrics to "Don't Let Me Down?"


I have indeed.

I thought I was taking a risk to make a pro-Yoko case here.

So now I'll point out that I scrolled through all the Maet pics and there was the murder and it broke my heart all over again.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 12:34 AM (1xUj/)

202

more like end of the movie Psycho troubling

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:34 AM (zOTsN)

203 AnonymousDrivel, yup.

Maet went Full Yoko.
You NEVER go Full Yoko.

Isn't it against the Geneva Convention or something??

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:34 AM (q7T0y)

204 Sock fail?

Posted by: Yo! at July 22, 2016 12:34 AM (n0xPv)

205 Dang sock.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:34 AM (q7T0y)

206 Herewith my Yoko defense.



John was brilliant. He was not always right about things, so things he was wrong about are not a counter-argument.



He was a seeker. He was always trying to grow and learn.



Yoko is screechy. There is no excuse for any of her pretensions at music.



John chose her. And he left her and came back to her. So whatever
her external merits one of the best people of our lifetimes chose her,
so she must have something going on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (1xUj/)

Herewith my rebuttal. John Lennon was a wanker of the first order. Trying to grow and learn only speaks to slope; his intercept was pitifully low. He wrote "Imagine" to sell records, then left the UK to live in NY to avoid the confiscatory taxes. "Imagine no possessions" - indeed.
One of the best people of our lifetimes? Really? Chapman DSAF.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 22, 2016 12:34 AM (SRKgf)

207 I'm sure this is all my fault. I don't know how, but I must have done something to deserve this punishment.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at July 22, 2016 12:35 AM (nvMvs)

208 Cry for help troubling or human body parts in the fridge troubling?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:31 AM (T/cxb)

Luckily the solution for both is the same: A Welfare check from the local 50.

Just that if it is the later the Happy Fun Ball is going to be shanking people that mess with it.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 22, 2016 12:35 AM (Ojki1)

209 Well played sir.

Posted by: Fletch at July 22, 2016 12:35 AM (orDky)

210 yeah I felt bad for her, the pain in her face, at the time of the murder

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:35 AM (zOTsN)

211 y5, as I said before:

Thanks to Cruz, "vote your conscience" will be the theme of the DNC next week.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:35 AM (q7T0y)

212 I expected the RNC Convention to devolve into a riotous mess. It never materialized. Kudos to Cleveland.

It was much better than I anticipated despite the Cruz distraction. Today (or yesterday depending on time zone) was a very good day.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 22, 2016 12:36 AM (1CroS)

213 And the Yoko shall continue, until Moral Improves!

Posted by: Capt. Bligh at July 22, 2016 12:36 AM (qf6WZ)

214 Ow!
My thumb

Posted by: Yo! at July 22, 2016 12:36 AM (n0xPv)

215 Not only a bigger size, but it shows more of her. Interesting tats.

http://tinyurl.com/gomaqvz
(i*m*gur)
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (R+30W)


The tats are a disappointment.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 22, 2016 12:36 AM (fC9RO)

216 y5, as I said before:

Thanks to Cruz, "vote your conscience" will be the theme of the DNC next week.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:35 AM (q7T0y)



heh, maybe she will invite him to speak. is she vetting him for veep?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 12:37 AM (AoSQU)

217 kbdabear

Bless you, son.

Posted by: Little Boomer at July 22, 2016 12:37 AM (ZuVs9)

218 Yay! Maet delivers a a ticket to Yokoville. Hopefully, future Yoko ONT's will feature a jukebox of Yoko music videos, examples of her art and some boob shots.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2016 12:37 AM (EWg9n)

219 The tats are a disappointment.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 22, 2016 12:36 AM (fC9RO)


Ya, not a tat person myself.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 22, 2016 12:38 AM (Ojki1)

220 Rum, Sodomy, and the Yoko.....

Posted by: Capt. Bligh at July 22, 2016 12:38 AM (qf6WZ)

221 Isn't it against the Geneva Convention or something??"


Ain't nobobu psays shit

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 22, 2016 12:38 AM (nK3L9)

222 "I expected the RNC Convention to devolve into a riotous mess. It never materialized. Kudos to Cleveland.

It was much better than I anticipated despite the Cruz distraction. Today (or yesterday depending on time zone) was a very good day.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 22, 2016 12:36 AM (1CroS) "

The CPD definitely earned their keep. The 'ship parade was good practice, I'm sure.

And hey, now that the Cavs won, we know that something from Cleveland can actually win, so Trump can do this!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 22, 2016 12:39 AM (kumBu)

223 Now I'm wondering what trivial bullshit the MSM is going to scrape up to put Trump's speech in the worst possible light and derail the GOP momentum. You know that's their #1 priority right now.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 22, 2016 12:39 AM (29KZY)

224 Looks like Ricardo's diving into the tequila early tonight. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:39 AM (q7T0y)

225 C Crank in the house. Thanks for stopping by. Good to see ya.
How's SOC? How are you?
Hope all is well on the homefront. And "battlefield."

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 12:39 AM (m1x3q)

226
The horror...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 12:40 AM (9mTYi)

227 "Maet went Full Yoko. You NEVER go Full Yoko. Isn't it against the Geneva Convention or something??"

I'll have a full and complete response to this, after I get back from being waterboarded while having my genitals shocked with electric current and being repeatedly shot with dum-dum bullets.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 22, 2016 12:40 AM (noWW6)

228 215 >>>Can't find out who the girl is, but the pic was posted in
July of 2013. So however old she was at the time, she's legal now.
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (kumBu)<<<




Karen Gillan. Amy Pond from Dr. Who.



(feel like Poster Who 'cause I keep disappearing... Help, Maet?)



((maybe someone else can copy and post this so it doesn't disappear, and people know who she is))

Posted by: just a sock-puppeting menace, stuck at Banned Camp at July 22, 2016 12:36 AM (H9MG5)

++++

I was looking for your post and it disappeared. Not sure I agree with you about the ginger's id. There is a similarity, but I don't think this ginger is Karen Gillan.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:40 AM (R+30W)

229 Hi all, just popping in briefly to say hi.

I typed this long message about what I thought about Trump's speech, then I thought better of it and deleted it.

But I was sad to hear about Ace possibly giving up blogging. That is sad. This place really is unique among the dextrosphere, I think. Ace has amazing tolerance for all of his guests. Most places on the right, it seems, will not hesitate to ban you if you say something even a little bit crosswise about whomever is the site's patron daddy figure, whether it be Trump, Cruz, Rubio, whomever. Ace isn't like that at all. But I can see how it can also be frustrating when others come here with that same tribal mentality and don't get along that well. And yes I include myself in that statement from time to time.

Anyway, Maet, well played with the Yokopalooza.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 12:40 AM (uAvJJ)

230 i must be banned or blackballed or something. i'm outta here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 22, 2016 12:41 AM (ucDmr)

231 So it looks like Hil's going with Kaine, eh?

I decided to stop reading his blog again, but Jeffrey Wells kept saying last week: "If Hillary chooses Tim Kaine (i.e., not a firebrand lefty) for VP, my soul will die."

I kept wanting to respond (but didn't), "silly goose. You don't have a soul."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:41 AM (q7T0y)

232 The Good... the Bad.... and ... Yoko....

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2016 12:41 AM (qf6WZ)

233 I'm touching myself right now.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2016 12:42 AM (EWg9n)

234 Posted by: chemjeff

Good to see you. People been asking about you.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:42 AM (T/cxb)

235 Who run yoko town?

Posted by: Yo! at July 22, 2016 12:43 AM (n0xPv)

236 @147,

Mr. Blanc....

High Octane incentives for some of my WebBilly Inclined brethern. I do know a few that have some skill and they like to barter.

Should have thought of that. +1 for pointin out the obvious. Appreciate it.

Thank you for providing a starting point, too.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 22, 2016 12:43 AM (LQE71)

237 I really liked Trump's speech tonight, agreed with most of it. Ivanka was impressive. His whole family is impressive. I suppose I am just not politically astute enough to get beyond this.

Posted by: tubal at July 22, 2016 12:43 AM (d6TTt)

238 Is this a level of Hell?

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (x9c8r)

239 And chemjeff.
Personally, I've missed you. Good to see you around. Don't stay away.

I will burn a steak in your honor tomorrow morning. I assume the eggs should be black, too?

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (m1x3q)

240 Creepy memory:

In 1985 an actor named Mark Lindsay Chapman was cast to play John Lennon in the made-for-TV biopic John and Yoko: A Love Story.

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (a6Ff7)

241

MSNBC says "law and order" is code for racism


geez

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (zOTsN)

242 Thank you for providing a starting point, too.

You're welcome, sir. Only did that to see if I could.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (T/cxb)

243 This is where we go out and hunt Maet like the world's sleaziest Pokemon, now, right? Only with heavy sticks?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (Kucy5)

244 Yolo has bigger boobies than I thought.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (oBJsb)

245 Olesya Kharitonova

Not tattoo, body spray paint I think. Because she "sports" multiple designs if you do an image search.

Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:45 AM (Ag8Mw)

246 Hey chemjeff! How is the Fapplebees scene tonight?

Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2016 12:45 AM (6IPEM)

247 MSNBC says "law and order" is code for racism


geez
Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (zOTsN)



given nbc's ownership of law & order that is an interesting comment. entire series of series base on racism.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 12:46 AM (AoSQU)

248 Good to see you around here again, ChemJeff!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 22, 2016 12:46 AM (0OG8D)

249 Son of Crank is very well overall. Started at a preschool and so far so good. Got sick tonight per Mrs. Crank, probably just a virus.

I'd like to echo the sadness at ace possibly stepping away permanently. I'm hoping it's just a phase.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 12:46 AM (b2cFu)

250 Hi chemjeff, or is it Snake Pliskin ? We heard you were nevermind.

Posted by: tubal at July 22, 2016 12:46 AM (d6TTt)

251 given nbc's ownership of law & order that is an interesting comment. entire series of series base on racism.
Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 12:46 AM (AoSQU)

HA!

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:47 AM (zOTsN)

252 MSNBC says "law and order" is code for racism

geez
Posted by: ThunderB
-------------------
Well, it is.
Just ask Richard "I apologize on behalf of my people" Belzer.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 12:47 AM (m1x3q)

253 Uh, well that was weird. With all the blank spaces and photos I assumed AOS had been hacked or something.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at July 22, 2016 12:48 AM (LQLeS)

254 159 Ahem.

Herewith my Yoko defense.

John was brilliant. He was not always right about things, so things he was wrong about are not a counter-argument.

He was a seeker. He was always trying to grow and learn.

Yoko is screechy. There is no excuse for any of her pretensions at music.

John chose her. And he left her and came back to her. So whatever her external merits one of the best people of our lifetimes chose her, so she must have something going on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (1xUj/)

++++

As a musician, he was brilliant. As a thinker, philosopher, political guru, he was a fucking idiot.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:48 AM (R+30W)

255 Sherry, I waved back! Said, good to see you survived Chicago. But... message got lost.

First I lost net. Thought maybe Maet's Yokofest had broken the site.

Then I came back but on a banned IP number.

Once I figured this out and got back a zillion potential replies were too late for me to make. Okay, two or three.

But, Hi back, Sherry!

Posted by: mindful webworker - ARGH at July 22, 2016 12:48 AM (hTPJO)

256 I'd like to echo the sadness at ace possibly stepping away permanently. I'm hoping it's just a phase.
Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 12:46 AM (b2cFu)


What?

Posted by: tubal at July 22, 2016 12:48 AM (d6TTt)

257 MSNBC says "law and order" is code for racism

geez
Posted by: ThunderB
-------------------
Well, it is.
Just ask Richard "I apologize on behalf of my people" Belzer.
Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 12:47 AM (m1x3q)


Dick Wolf hardest hit...

Posted by: The DUN DUN Hat at July 22, 2016 12:48 AM (vBeA5)

258 223 Now I'm wondering what trivial bullshit the MSM is going to scrape up to put Trump's speech in the worst possible light and derail the GOP momentum. You know that's their #1 priority right now.
Posted by: OregonMuse at July 22, 2016 12:39 AM (29KZY

Globalism has been taught as the cure for the world's ills forthe last 5 decades. So they will run with racist and mean exclusionary towards foreigners/illegals.

Also, it was not Sharia Compliant.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 22, 2016 12:49 AM (oBJsb)

259 244 Yolo has bigger boobies than I thought.
Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (oBJsb)

******

Yoko is a bigger booby than I thought.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at July 22, 2016 12:49 AM (LQLeS)

260 247 MSNBC says "law and order" is code for racism


geez
Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (zOTsN)



given nbc's ownership of law & order that is an interesting comment. entire series of series base on racism.
Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 12:46 AM (AoSQU)

Entire series based on leftist masturbation fantasies.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 12:49 AM (0mRoj)

261 That ginger photo looks photoshopped.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at July 22, 2016 12:49 AM (LQLeS)

262 229 --- {{{chemjeff}}}
Good to see you!!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2016 12:49 AM (T/5A0)

263 Karen Gillan doesn't have all the tats, but that could just be photo session drawn on tats.

It's perplexing, because I can see that being her but not quite.

In short, Maet is being mean to us.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 12:50 AM (1xUj/)

264 In 1985 an actor named Mark Lindsay Chapman was cast to play John Lennon in the made-for-TV biopic John and Yoko: A Love Story.

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2016 12:44 AM (a6Ff7)


I remember that movie. John Lennon was a philandering shit and Yoko was all Innocence Wounded and Betrayed. Then I found out that the movie was made under her auspices, if not actual direction. Ah. That explains it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 22, 2016 12:50 AM (29KZY)

265 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics...

No matter how I try to resist, somehow, those links get clicked.

Remember, they take 20% more anesthesia!

*

The bigger picture of the redhead at the top - yeah, preferred the one with the tats not showing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - so he says at July 22, 2016 12:50 AM (hTPJO)

266 #261 She also looks to be about 14 or 15, so no fapping, you pervs.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at July 22, 2016 12:50 AM (LQLeS)

267 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:41 AM (q7T0y)

Kaine? Why not Fauxahautas?

I guess because MA's gov is a Republican and would replace her if Hill-dawg won, but Kaine seems a bit prog weak-sauce (outspokenly, that is). Maybe it's a head-fake?

Posted by: Thrawn at July 22, 2016 12:50 AM (cC/ZB)

268

CNNs OWN unscientific poll

73% said Trump would take the country in the right direction

bwahahahahahaha

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 12:51 AM (zOTsN)

269 Maet, may your Kaboom cereal in the morning be filled with frowning multicolored clowns with flaming boners for the Yoko Ono pics. Ivanka and Melania to Yoko all in one night? You've caused a disturbance in the force...

Posted by: Alf767 at July 22, 2016 12:51 AM (qGI+A)

270 MSNBC says "law and order" is code for racism

If making white conservative males the bad guy is racism they are right.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 12:51 AM (mRvs9)

271 Olesya Kharitonova, 22, a Russian model It seems

Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:51 AM (Ag8Mw)

272 MSNBC says "law and order" is code for racism

For THEM, it is. THEIR version of "law and order" means police brutality against black citizens in Democrat-controlled cities. At least that is the narrative they are going with, right? right?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 12:52 AM (uAvJJ)

273 Ruben Navarette has been on fire lately at FB. Here's something he just posted there:

"Que??:
The fact checkers at all the TV networks -- and liberal newspapers like the New York Times & the Washington Post -- are doing a fantastic job poring over every word spoken at the Republican National Convention. They're just great, and they're working really long hours. In fact, I just heard where, as a reward, their bosses are giving them next week off."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:52 AM (q7T0y)

274 Dang, dude!

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 22, 2016 12:53 AM (yODqO)

275 Per the Repub convention, the MSM has jumped the shark to the point where even the LIV have noticed.

They gave away a pearl (their objectivity and reputation) greater than all their tribe. And for what? A chair at the crony capitalist DNC table, a table whose legs are wobbling and worm-eaten?

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at July 22, 2016 12:53 AM (LQLeS)

276 230 i must be banned or blackballed or something. i'm outta here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 22, 2016 12:41 AM (ucDmr)

++++

I know, right. What the hell is the matter with this place? It's getting so that a guy can't even stop by, drop off a few troll-worthy posts and get a decent reaction.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:53 AM (R+30W)

277 My life would be fundamentally changed without the Morning Dump, and the Book Thread... and Art, what about Art?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 12:53 AM (jO7js)

278 271 Olesya Kharitonova, 22, a Russian model It seems
Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:51 AM (Ag8Mw)

Is she available by mail order?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 12:53 AM (0mRoj)

279 Thrawn, Jeff Wells was absolutely throwing tantrums at his blog demanding Warren be Hil's running mate.

The truth is Wells wants a VP who will literally order nuclear strikes at red states.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:54 AM (q7T0y)

280 As a musician, he was brilliant. As a thinker, philosopher, political guru, he was a fucking idiot.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:48 AM (R+30W)

And raging asshole to his first wife.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 12:54 AM (0mRoj)

281 Kaine? Why not Fauxahautas?

I guess because MA's gov is a Republican and would replace her if Hill-dawg won, but Kaine seems a bit prog weak-sauce (outspokenly, that is). Maybe it's a head-fake?
Posted by: Thrawn
----------------------
Kaine is a shitweasel (bonus for Cankles), but considered centrist, or at least moderate.
And as someone noted earlier this week (Ms. DeVille?), His senate seat will then be available for Terryble McAuliffe since he can only serve one term as Va gov.
Makes sense. And may help her some. At least in Va.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 12:54 AM (m1x3q)

282 I guess we should be grateful Maet didn't give us is a HelenThomasapalooza or a Ruth Ginsburgapalooza,

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 22, 2016 12:54 AM (29KZY)

283 Olesya Kharitonova, 22, a Russian model It seems
Posted by: bananaDream



Oh, well done!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 12:55 AM (1xUj/)

284 I guess we should be grateful Maet didn't give us is a HelenThomasapalooza or a Ruth Ginsburgapalooza,

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 22, 2016 12:54 AM (29KZY)

Don't give him any ideas.

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2016 12:56 AM (x9c8r)

285 282 I guess we should be grateful Maet didn't give us is a HelenThomasapalooza or a Ruth Ginsburgapalooza,
Posted by: OregonMuse at July 22, 2016 12:54 AM (29KZY

I'm always looking for ideas when I guest host. Thanks OM that should keep the ONT hopping

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 12:56 AM (voOPb)

286 279 Thrawn, Jeff Wells was absolutely throwing tantrums at his blog demanding Warren be Hil's running mate.

The truth is Wells wants a VP who will literally order nuclear strikes at red states.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:54 AM (q7T0y)

That's the only way Utopia can be reached, of course, get rid of all the "h8ers", particularly the ones in the South.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 22, 2016 12:56 AM (cC/ZB)

287 Thank you all. I did need an extended break for a while.

Chi, I have actually gotten better at cooking. I got the Bittman cookbook and he has step-by-step recipes for really simple dishes that are obviously simple once you are done, and you realize, "hey I didn't really need a recipe for this, I understand what the different parts do..." and it is really helping me.

I made meatloaf, and it didn't burn! I know, right?

Sadly the Fapplebee's in my area has gone downhill. The wait staff just looks bored and useless on most days, except the bartender, who knows me by name. (And no the bartender is not Woody.) They've blocked ports on their router that don't allow me to do work at the same time as procrastinating here, so it's more inconvenient. And the food really isn't all that great. Except the Fiesta Lime Chicken. That one is pretty good.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 12:57 AM (uAvJJ)

288 Maet only beats us because because he loves us.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 12:57 AM (mRvs9)

289 Gingers are the BoMB!

BEST. MOTHERFUCKING. THREAD. EVER!!!!!

Posted by: timor at July 22, 2016 12:57 AM (hy43O)

290 277 My life would be fundamentally changed without the Morning Dump, and the Book Thread... and Art, what about Art?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 12:53 AM (jO7js

Be careful for what you ask/wish for Mr. Hammer.

Thanks for the kind word. Appreciated.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 12:58 AM (voOPb)

291 OregonMuse #282: I guess we should be grateful Maet didn't give us is a HelenThomasapalooza or a Ruth Ginsburgapalooza

Good Gawd, O'Muse, what part of "don't give him any ideas" is unclear to you??

Posted by: mindful webworker - eventually at July 22, 2016 12:58 AM (hTPJO)

292 John chose her. And he left her and came back to her. So whatever her external merits one of the best people of our lifetimes chose her, so she must have something going on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (1xUj/)


Golf ball, hundred feet of garden hose?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2016 12:58 AM (GSdpU)

293 Is she available by mail order?

The model info states she's available for: Reality-show, fashion show and creative photosessions.

Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:59 AM (Ag8Mw)

294 "I typed this long message about what I thought about Trump's speech, then I thought better of it and deleted it."

Thanks for sparing me the beating.

Posted by: Dead Horse at July 22, 2016 12:59 AM (0mRoj)

295 That unfastening-velcro sound you hear is me tearing myself away from the ONT.

Maybe I can catch the EMT tomorrow.

Good night, Gracies!

Posted by: mindful webworker - passed tense at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (hTPJO)

296 >>>> one of the best people of our lifetimes chose her,

And thats when the fight started.
Best people of our lifetime? No, not fucking really

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (voOPb)

297 160
- The president will claim that he is *so* confident Hillary will be
elected, he's already written her Oval Office greeting letter to be read
on January 20, 2017



Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:20 AM (q7T0y)



I will give her 3 letters for when things go bad. The first will read blame Bush.



The second will also read blame Bush.



If that stops working she can open the third.



That one says that if you even think of blaming me I'll be on CNN
dismissing you as a typical white grandma, so go back to blaming Bush.



Now go away, Sportscenter is on peons.

Posted by: The Won at July 22, 2016 12:24 AM (Ojki1)


The classic "three letters" joke has a CEO cleaning out his office after the Board fires him. The new CEO comes in, and the old CEO says, "you're thinking you're on top of the world now, but let me show you this." The old CEO demonstrates that one of the pictures on the wall is on a hinge, and behind it is a wall-safe. He hands the new CEO a slip of paper and says, "this is the combination. Within this safe are three letters. When things get out of control and you can't figure a way forward, open the safe." He then picks up the box with the rest of his stuff and walks out the door. The new CEO laughs it off as bullshit and sticks the slip of paper in his wallet.


Things go swimmingly for about a month -- and then the unions go apeshit and start talking about a strike, the stock price tanks, the SEC reveals that it's been investigating the company, and the company's main product line is found to cause disfiguring burns whenever there's a lunar eclipse. The Board calls a special session to discuss the CEO's plan, and he realizes that he doesn't have one.

After tearing his wallet apart and finding the slip of paper, he moves the painting and opens the safe, finding three envelopes bound together with a red ribbon. Separating them, he finds they are numbered "1", "2", and "3". Shaking a bit from the stress, he opens number one.....

....and finds a piece of paper that says only, "Blame the previous administration." So he goes into the Board meeting and explains that everything was much worse than originally believed because the old CEO was monstrous and horrible and had totally FUBAR'd things. His sensible management would soon turn things right. Sure enough, the unions caved, the SEC started chasing the former CEO, the Board relented, and scientific papers were published that seemed to link the disfiguring burns to "the solar plasma", and the stock rallied.


About six months later, the CEO again found himself under pressure -- there was a "white mutiny" among his senior management, the EPA issued a determination that the CO2 from his employees' exhalations was especially contributing to global warming, the company's main product was rated a "total ripoff" by Consumer Reports, and, of course, the stock price was tanking. The Board summoned him to another "executive session".

With no hesitation, he sprinted to the safe, pulled out envelope #2, opened the paper, and found the single word: "Reorganize." He drew up plans and charts and charts and plans -- everything that was done at the head office would be done at the branches; everything previously done in the branches would be done at HQ....

They'd reincorporate in Ireland and license their IP through Luxembourg. Their direct sales channels would go through distributors, but they'd open their exclusive distributor products to eBay.

And, just like before, the CEO's actions successfully beat back the chaos and the challenges....

As an experienced and grizzled CEO, despite his 29 years, it was another year before another round of crises laid siege to his company. The government had determined that hardwoods used by the company infringed some local law in Kazakhstan and seized them, he was personally named in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former PR agent, the company's most profitable product was banned in California because it failed workplace diversity standards for trans bathrooms, and the stock price -- magnificent plumage!

So he strides confidently to the safe in his office, opens the door, and rips open the final envelope.....and reads: "Prepare three envelopes....."

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

298 Maet some of us did not deserve this.

Off to pop another painkiller.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersands and &&& so there) at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (P8951)

299 293 Is she available by mail order?

The model info states she's available for: Reality-show, fashion show and creative photosessions.
Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:59 AM (Ag8Mw)


I'd love to show her some reality. Oh yes I would.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (0mRoj)

300 She's kinda ugly

Posted by: Cornfed at July 22, 2016 01:01 AM (7U9RM)

301

many many soiled pants tonight. a brown out by the left

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2016 01:01 AM (zOTsN)

302
Off to pop another painkiller.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersands and &&& so there) at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (P8951

How ya doin' Cutie?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 01:01 AM (voOPb)

303 Is she available by mail order?

The model info states she's available for: Reality-show, fashion show and creative photosessions.
Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:59 AM (Ag8Mw)




yeah, the "creative photosessions" are the wiggle room, literally, where the fun comes in.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 01:01 AM (AoSQU)

304 Okay, so far this thread is boring. 'Night.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at July 22, 2016 01:01 AM (LQLeS)

305 Not only a bigger size, but it shows more of her. Interesting tats.

http://tinyurl.com/gomaqvz
(i*m*gur)

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:28 AM (R+30W)


Looks like she got wet, and rolled on the funny papers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2016 01:01 AM (GSdpU)

306 I love that Yoko song that starts out with AIA III EY EYE YE YE Y EY E E Y E EY E YE Y!!Y! Y!Y Y! Y!Y Y !Y

So fresh.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 22, 2016 01:01 AM (VY8H5)

307 "The truth is Wells wants a VP who will literally order nuclear strikes at red states."

Consider where most of the USA's massively reduced nuclear arsenal is based.

And where it is maintained and overhauled.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (noWW6)

308 Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

ha! I wonder if there is a professor analogue of that joke out there

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (uAvJJ)

309 torquewrench, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (q7T0y)

310 I wonder if Yoko was behind Joseph Conrad writing "The horror! The horror!"

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (V+03K)

311 Maet some of us did not deserve this.

Off to pop another painkiller.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersands and &&& so there) at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (P8951)

Hey Donna. Did you mark the bad knee for the Doc like I suggested? You doing okay?

Posted by: tubal at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (d6TTt)

312 Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

I thought it was Stalin and Khrushchev in the original version, at least as I heard it.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (b2cFu)

313 Donna, what's wrong?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:03 AM (uAvJJ)

314 And thats when the fight started.
Best people of our lifetime? No, not fucking really



Dude. I'm taking the pro-Yoko side. You must recognize the challenges.

On the other hand, I will stand by the "one of the best people of our lifetime" thing about John.

I'll also make the case about Bobby Kennedy.

You don't have to have Barry Goldwater's ideology to be good and interesting and important.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 01:03 AM (1xUj/)

315 Is she available by mail order?

The model info states she's available for: Reality-show, fashion show and creative photosessions.
Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:59 AM (Ag8Mw)



further, if you are trying to get her, you can use stamps, but she gets there all messed up.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 01:03 AM (AoSQU)

316 chemjeff

Have you looked at Sous Vide cooking at all? Great for cooking perfect steaks. An investment in equipment is required though.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h382y7d

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 01:03 AM (mRvs9)

317 Morgan James performing Dream On for Postmodern Jukebox.

Blonde. Great curves. Extremely sexy. Nice singing voice.

https://youtu.be/Yq4KA0mUnC8

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2016 01:03 AM (bMG0w)

318 cthulhu, love the story. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:04 AM (q7T0y)

319 218
Yay! Maet delivers a a ticket to Yokoville. Hopefully, future Yoko ONT's
will feature a jukebox of Yoko music videos, examples of her art and
some boob shots.


Posted by: otho at July 22, 2016 12:37 AM (EWg9n)

OK, maybe it's otho on the shit list....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:04 AM (EzgxV)

320 304 Okay, so far this thread is boring. 'Night.
Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller
-----------------
Wait - I'll light some sparklers for you & turn on the jukebox...

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:04 AM (m1x3q)

321 Off to pop another painkiller.
Posted by: Donna
-----------

Knee update?
Inquiring minds and all that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:05 AM (jO7js)

322 Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

ha! I wonder if there is a professor analogue of that joke out there

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (uAvJJ)

I heard it for a college head coach about 40 years ago.

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2016 01:05 AM (x9c8r)

323 further, if you are trying to get her, you can use stamps, but she gets there all messed up.

Posted by: yankeefifth


You mean like Proctor and Gamble stamps or like the US Post Office stamps?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 22, 2016 01:05 AM (VY8H5)

324 MisHum, Donna, how are things?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 22, 2016 01:05 AM (ucDmr)

325
Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 01:03 AM (mRvs9)

Oh I appreciate it, but that is out of my budget for the time being.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:05 AM (uAvJJ)

326 304 Okay, so far this thread is boring. 'Night.
Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller




well, everyone is wasted from the earlier threads. very nice to see threads in the 1000s again.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 01:05 AM (AoSQU)

327 ginger has pokemon superpower cuteness most high she overpower infinity yoko! all my base belong to her

Posted by: smackdab at July 22, 2016 01:06 AM (sO6CM)

328 Heh. Podesta says, in effect, America is better than this.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:06 AM (jO7js)

329 229
Hi all, just popping in briefly to say hi.

I typed this long message about what I thought about Trump's speech, then I thought better of it and deleted it.

But
I was sad to hear about Ace possibly giving up blogging. That is sad.
This place really is unique among the dextrosphere, I think. Ace has
amazing tolerance for all of his guests. Most places on the right, it
seems, will not hesitate to ban you if you say something even a little
bit crosswise about whomever is the site's patron daddy figure, whether
it be Trump, Cruz, Rubio, whomever. Ace isn't like that at all. But I
can see how it can also be frustrating when others come here with that
same tribal mentality and don't get along that well. And yes I include
myself in that statement from time to time.

Anyway, Maet, well played with the Yokopalooza.


Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 12:40 AM (uAvJJ)


You are missed.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:06 AM (EzgxV)

330 I don't know if someone said it yet but Yoko looks like the Indian chick in The Outlaw Josey Wells.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 22, 2016 01:06 AM (MNgU2)

331 So Donna, Vicodin or Oxy?

Posted by: tubal at July 22, 2016 01:06 AM (d6TTt)

332 You mean like Proctor and Gamble stamps or like the US Post Office stamps?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 22, 2016 01:05 AM (VY8H5)




rubber

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 01:06 AM (AoSQU)

333 Sigh. Gotta share this. This is my ONE last remaining friend at FB who's a liberal. He also is/was a friend IRL (where I've never heard him talk politics).

The most horrifying night of my entire life was sitting on a mountain top overlooking the Mekong Delta and being rocketed repeatedly by the Viet Cong - I would rather spend every night of the rest of life under that rocket attack than spend one single night under a Trump presidency. If you cannot see that this guy might actually be Hitler on steroids I am sorry for you. For my true believer friends in the Republican Party I am truly sorry and sympathetic for you, I respect your position and actually agree with you on more than you might think - but, this guy is a fraud, a bigot, a liar, and the most likely person to impose martial law on our country than anyone we have seen in history, all the while saying "it's good for us." I'd rather go back to 1968 and lose my life in that stupid misspent and ridiculous loss of life than see this complete self-absorbed narcissistic bigot gain the White House. You can hold me to that pledge! - he's a Pig, a liar, and the snake that tempted Eve in the Garden of Paradise in Genisis."

I guess I'll just "hide" his posts 'til after the election.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:07 AM (q7T0y)

334 Dude. I'm taking the pro-Yoko side. You must recognize the challenges.

On the other hand, I will stand by the "one of the best people of our lifetime" thing about John.

I'll also make the case about Bobby Kennedy.

You don't have to have Barry Goldwater's ideology to be good and interesting and important.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 01:03 AM (1xUj/)

Lennon, interesting and talented? Yes, perhaps. One of our best people in our lifetime? Sorry don't see it your way.

Bobby Kennedy one of our best? Little fucking power hungry creep. But, Yeah whatever.

And it has nothing to do with politics either. You would be surprised at how many people i find interesting and entertaining that would despise me because of my politics.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 01:07 AM (voOPb)

335 rubber

Posted by: yankeefifth


Ah! That's so Raven.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 22, 2016 01:07 AM (VY8H5)

336 I'm sure I'm the only one that watches Rockford at this hour...
Who is this actress playing a blind chick? Best description I can come up with is " a super attractive Sandra Locke."

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:08 AM (m1x3q)

337 The most horrifying night of my entire life was sitting on a mountain top overlooking the Mekong Delta and being rocketed repeatedly by the Viet Cong - I would rather spend every night of the rest of life under that rocket attack than spend one single night under a Trump presidency. If you cannot see that this guy might actually be Hitler on steroids I am sorry for you. For my true believer friends in the Republican Party I am truly sorry and sympathetic for you, I respect your position and actually agree with you on more than you might think - but, this guy is a fraud, a bigot, a liar, and the most likely person to impose martial law on our country than anyone we have seen in history, all the while saying "it's good for us." I'd rather go back to 1968 and lose my life in that stupid misspent and ridiculous loss of life than see this complete self-absorbed narcissistic bigot gain the White House. You can hold me to that pledge! - he's a Pig, a liar, and the snake that tempted Eve in the Garden of Paradise in Genisis."

I guess I'll just "hide" his posts 'til after the election.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:07 AM (q7T0y)



buy him some meds

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 01:08 AM (AoSQU)

338 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:07 AM (q7T0y)


Sounds utterly deranged.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:09 AM (0mRoj)

339 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:07 AM (q7T0y)

Wow, that is so overwrought, even by my standards. That sounds like the whole Daily Kos overwrought essay back in 2006 or so, with the mother talking to her kid, what was the kid's name?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:09 AM (uAvJJ)

340 y5, LOL. He literally just had some sort of back surgery and is on pain meds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:09 AM (q7T0y)

341 Once again Maet.
Thanks for they Yokopaloosa. Awesome.

And on that note. That damn dump comes early.
Nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 01:09 AM (voOPb)

342 >>>I know, right. What the hell is the matter with this
place? It's getting so that a guy can't even stop by, drop off a few
troll-worthy posts and get a decent reaction.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:53 AM (R+30W)<<<




I
think that's what happened to me earlier. Socked a character with GOPe
initials, like Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein. Got sent to Banned Camp.


Need help! Hope Maet is listening, but he's even probably fearful of seeing the horror that is the YokoNT.


I feel like a coked up MUMR, posting like mad, hoping he'll catch it before it vanishes into the ether.

Posted by: just a sock-puppeting menace, stuck at Banned Camp at July 22, 2016 01:10 AM (H9MG5)

343 Insomniac, yeah.

What's frustrating is this guy is sane about other stuff. And I don't post much about politics on FB but when I do... he never butts in. He seems to accept that he's preaching to the choir, but he's not changing anybody's mind.

I also happen to know he's a devout Catholic. (Make of that what you want.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:10 AM (q7T0y)

344 Posted by: just a sock-puppeting menace, stuck at Banned Camp at July 22, 2016 01:06 AM (H9MG5)


You Thrawn?

There are a lot of socks with that hash and few real people so it's hard to know if we should be on your side.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 01:11 AM (1xUj/)

345 And thats when the fight started.
Best people of our lifetime? No, not fucking really

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (voOPb)


Damn straight. Lennon wrote some good songs but his value ended there. He ended up a drug-addled waste of a utopian dreamer who had little attachment to reality ... though it was nice that he sang about sharing things from inside his uber-expensive fortress in The Dakota.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 01:11 AM (zc3Db)

346 Never before has so much Yoko been given to so many by so few and so against their will.

You know what's also creepy? John Lennon in his granny glasses with the full beard, a Marxist Jesus look in the robe things. And the transition from the original Men in Black look to that horid bearded version of himself.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 22, 2016 01:12 AM (DW+jj)

347 343 Insomniac, yeah.

What's frustrating is this guy is sane about other stuff. And I don't post much about politics on FB but when I do... he never butts in. He seems to accept that he's preaching to the choir, but he's not changing anybody's mind.

I also happen to know he's a devout Catholic. (Make of that what you want.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:10 AM (q7T0y)

I don't know that the Catholicism factors in much, but I do know that otherwise seemingly reasonable people have gone batshit, banana-balls crazy WRT Trump.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:12 AM (0mRoj)

348 Oh my bad. That must have been an actually banned person because POOF.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 01:12 AM (1xUj/)

349 I guess I'll just "hide" his posts 'til after the election.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:07 AM (q7T0y)


Why? They seem pretty funny.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 01:13 AM (zc3Db)

350 CNN snap poll was 75% favorable on the speech.

They say, but the sample skews R.

Got news for them - Rs don't watch CNN.

Posted by: George Tirebiter at July 22, 2016 01:13 AM (/zyrl)

351 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:07 AM (q7T0y)

Is it confirmed he really was a Vietnam combat vet?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 22, 2016 01:13 AM (MNgU2)

352 Insomniac, true.

Seems like a few posts are being disappeared tonight...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:13 AM (q7T0y)

353 I fell asleep in the chair around 10:00.

Did I miss anything?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2016 01:14 AM (sdi6R)

354 >>>You Thrawn?



There are a lot of socks with that hash and few real people so it's hard to know if we should be on your side.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 01:11 AM (1xUj/)<<<

No. But I do remember when he was a certain Spartan warrior. Been around for a quite a while. Never really adopted an official nic.

One of my more memorable (maybe that's not a good thing) has been Art Mullen's Marshal stiffy. But my hash has been steady since December. And often hit the top of the sockpuppeting list.

Was posting fine in the RNC thread, think I got caught up in a purge.

Posted by: just a sock-puppeting menace, stuck at Banned Camp at July 22, 2016 01:14 AM (H9MG5)

355 308
Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

ha! I wonder if there is a professor analogue of that joke out there


Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (uAvJJ)


Wouldn't doubt it. Glad to see you here and laughing.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

356 Damn, that's a whole lotta Yoko.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2016 01:14 AM (+azJs)

357 Oh I appreciate it, but that is out of my budget for the time being.


Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:05 AM (uAvJJ)

I bought the sous vide machine but you could do similar with a little math and science with a slow cooker on low and ziploc freezer bags. I mostly use mine for steaks because thickness is never the same so cook time on the grill is a crapshoot for perfect medium rare.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 01:15 AM (mRvs9)

358 And John Lennon being one of the best people of our lifetimes? Absolute bollocks. The guy had talent, but he was a right twat.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:15 AM (0mRoj)

359 Thank you cthulhu.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:15 AM (uAvJJ)

360 If Sally Kohn is really scared, will she crap her Jockey shorts?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2016 01:15 AM (GSdpU)

361 312
Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)



I thought it was Stalin and Khrushchev in the original version, at least as I heard it.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (b2cFu)


It is quite extensible -- I learned it as the Silicon Valley version.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:15 AM (EzgxV)

362 I do know one of Lennon's sons got a royal screwing.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 22, 2016 01:16 AM (MNgU2)

363 Oh, I think I'm back.

Thanks, Maet, if that was indeed your handiwork!

Posted by: just a sock-puppeting menace, stuck at Banned Camp at July 22, 2016 01:16 AM (H9MG5)

364 Ivanka's pron doppelganger is Samantha Rone.

You're welcome

Posted by: Some creep at July 22, 2016 01:16 AM (wOKJp)

365 Joe, he really was in Vietnam, I believe 1966 to 1968.

I've seen the pics of him in uniform. And he got sent to Nam while he was in a band that had just gotten a contract from Mustang Records, the band was called Opus I. He actually knew Bobby Fuller for a bit.

Opus I never made it obviously, but here's one of the songs they released. They had an early psychedelic sound, and this single actually made its way onto at least one Rhino obscure-hits-of-the-60s box set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT51lpRKDp0

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:16 AM (q7T0y)

366 312
Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)



I thought it was Stalin and Khrushchev in the original version, at least as I heard it.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 01:02 AM (b2cFu)


And, BTW, I'm really happy to see you here tonight. Any recent SoC pix?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)

367 362
I do know one of Lennon's sons got a royal screwing.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 22, 2016 01:16 AM (MNgU2)

No sir, that was Lennon that got the screwing, not his song! Want me to demonstrate how? It started with a sing, AI YAI YAI YAI YAIIII

Posted by: Yoko Ono at July 22, 2016 01:17 AM (uAvJJ)

368 327 ginger has pokemon superpower cuteness most high she overpower infinity yoko! all my base belong to her
Posted by: smackdab at July 22, 2016 01:06 AM (sO6CM)


This!

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2016 01:17 AM (sdi6R)

369 352 Insomniac, true.

Seems like a few posts are being disappeared tonight...
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:13 AM (q7T0y)

Don't know if it's you-know-who related but yeah. I have an in-law who becomes nigh-unhinged at the very mention of you-know-who, so I make a conscious choice not to discuss the presidential race when he's around. It gets tiresome in a hurry.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:18 AM (0mRoj)

370 y5, as I said before:

Thanks to Cruz, "vote your conscience" will be the theme of the DNC next week.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 12:35 AM (q7T0y)

Let it; Bernie fans will take it as a reason to sit out the election (which is going to be very necessary for victory this year).

Btw, the more you try to blackball Cruz instead of going after Hillary, the less likely it is that conservatives will be able to stick with a NeverHillary mindset instead of a SMOD mindset. People are emotional creatures, and everyone has limits. Just ask Ace.

Night ya'll.

Posted by: lowtech redneck at July 22, 2016 01:20 AM (KF8B+)

371 362 I do know one of Lennon's sons got a royal screwing.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 22, 2016 01:16 AM (MNgU2)

Julian, from his first marriage. He pretty well shat on Julian and his mother.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:20 AM (0mRoj)

372 So happy to be back.

Think I might take a voluntary hop in THE Barrel, just so it's seared into my memory in case I experience the sheer terror of bannination ever again.

Posted by: just a sock-puppeting menace, stuck at Banned Camp at July 22, 2016 01:21 AM (H9MG5)

373 Cooth--

Yes, recent pics, but may not get to post them tonight. Just busy enough at work to skim through comments but not do deep commenting/posting.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 01:21 AM (b2cFu)

374 lowtech, just FYI, I personally have mixed feelings re Cruz. I'm not ready to write him off *or* crown him a great man yet, I figure time will tell even more about who he really is.

Anyway, goodnight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:22 AM (q7T0y)

375 The most horrifying night of my entire life was sitting on a mountain top overlooking the Mekong Delta
----
Mountain tops in a river delta...

yeah, pull the other one: it's got bells on it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2016 01:22 AM (wIatL)

376 Think I might take a voluntary hop in THE Barrel, just so it's seared into my memory in case I experience the sheer terror of bannination ever again.
---------------

Don't get too comfortable. That hash is obviously on the Usual Suspects List, and may or may not get whacked again at a later date. Ask me how I know this.

None the less, it seems that Maet has issued you a Get Out of Jail Free card.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:24 AM (jO7js)

377 I thought Julian had a decent start in a music career. I have an old CD around here somewhere... did he make anything of it?
He looked so much like his Dad, it was eerie.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:24 AM (m1x3q)

378 Tamara Holder (Jesse Jackson banged her) now on Fox saying "law and order" = Hitler/Nazism.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 22, 2016 01:24 AM (DW+jj)

379 My latrine now looks like it hosted a weeklong gathering of very competitive bulimics. I can only thank the Deity that there is no audio accompaniment to the horror show.

Posted by: tankdemon at July 22, 2016 01:24 AM (oe/FT)

380 Just got back from Cleveland. Highlights from the RNC were shaking hands with Newt and giving an anti-Hillary button to Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Go to sheshoulntbealloedtorun.com to get Hillary prison garb or a different take on Trump.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 01:24 AM (Y/5qL)

381 Yoko. They say Bill Clinton f*cked that. I believe it.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 22, 2016 01:25 AM (SXa8W)

382 Re Julian Lennon: I know John once said he came "out of a bottle." Sad.

Chi: Julian looked *and* sounded so much like his dad, it was scary. His one big album, from 1984, was "Valotte."

There was even a rumor in the 1980s the Beatles would reunite... with Julian in John's role. Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:25 AM (q7T0y)

383 lowtech, just FYI, I personally have mixed feelings re Cruz. I'm not ready to write him off *or* crown him a great man yet, I figure time will tell even more about who he really is.

Anyway, goodnight.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:22 AM (q7T0y)

Fair enough, and I apologize for jumping to conclusions.

And now it really is good night, I need to wake up in 3 hours.

Posted by: lowtech redneck at July 22, 2016 01:25 AM (KF8B+)

384 342 >>>I know, right. What the hell is the matter with this
place? It's getting so that a guy can't even stop by, drop off a few
troll-worthy posts and get a decent reaction.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 12:53 AM (R+30W)<<<




I
think that's what happened to me earlier. Socked a character with GOPe
initials, like Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein. Got sent to Banned Camp.


Need help! Hope Maet is listening, but he's even probably fearful of seeing the horror that is the YokoNT.


I feel like a coked up MUMR, posting like mad, hoping he'll catch it before it vanishes into the ether.

Posted by: just a sock-puppeting menace, stuck at Banned Camp at July 22, 2016 01:10 AM (H9MG5)

++++

In your case, the posts are (or were) disappearing. But in the post you quoted, I was responding to a guy whose posts are still there. It's just that everyone ignored him so he cried and then left. I just thought it was funny. It's a cold world sometimes.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 01:25 AM (R+30W)

385 cm9000: DWS was actually at the RNC?!?!?

Did her head ever stop spinning completely around??? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:26 AM (q7T0y)

386 371
Julian, from his first marriage. He pretty well shat on Julian and his mother.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:20 AM (0mRoj)
-------------------------------
I read somewhere that Paul McCartney wrote "Hey, Jude" for Julian as a comfort to him back then. He changed the original "Jules" to "Jude" for privacy's sake.

Don't know if it's really true but it's a nice story.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2016 01:26 AM (T/5A0)

387 >>>I guess I'll just "hide" his posts 'til after the election.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:07 AM (q7T0y)
<<<



You're friends with Lurch Kerry?

Posted by: just a sock-puppeting menace, home from Banned Camp at July 22, 2016 01:26 AM (H9MG5)

388 lowtech, no worries :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:26 AM (q7T0y)

389 373
Cooth--



Yes, recent pics, but may not get to post them tonight. Just busy
enough at work to skim through comments but not do deep
commenting/posting.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 01:21 AM (b2cFu)


Not having a permanent link to the book of faces or bird droppings, or any of the rest of social media, I'll miss it if you don't link on an ONT. Please do so. I remember our godkids -- we'd get busy (last month we had flooding/floor repair/dishwasher replacement) and the next time we saw 'em they'd be a foot taller!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:27 AM (EzgxV)

390 I thought Julian had a decent start in a music career. I have an old CD around here somewhere... did he make anything of it?
He looked so much like his Dad, it was eerie.



He did on the first album. I don't know what happened after that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 01:28 AM (1xUj/)

391 Don't know if it's really true but it's a nice story.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille
--------------

Now, if we can just decipher Don McClean, then the order of the universe will be explained.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:29 AM (jO7js)

392 Julian Lennon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYNv23n5EPM

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:29 AM (q7T0y)

393 377
I thought Julian had a decent start in a music career. I have an old CD around here somewhere... did he make anything of it?

He looked so much like his Dad, it was eerie.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:24 AM (m1x3q)

His production sound was also very polished.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:29 AM (EzgxV)

394 Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:20 AM (0mRoj)
-------------------------------
I read somewhere that Paul McCartney wrote "Hey, Jude" for Julian as a comfort to him back then. He changed the original "Jules" to "Jude" for privacy's sake.

Don't know if it's really true but it's a nice story.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2016 01:26 AM (T/5A0)

I've heard that as well.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:30 AM (0mRoj)

395 Yeah, I've seen that "Hey, Jude" origin story many times, and I assumed it was known fact.

So it was 1984 when Julian first hit the scene. I remember some of his tunes, and one or two I liked, but couldn't remember the exact time frame. I graduated from HS in '85, and that sounds about right.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 22, 2016 01:30 AM (DW+jj)

396 @242....

Blanco,

Just because, huh? +1, Indeed. Wellspring of American Awesomeness right there. It's in Our DNA.

Imagine, (no Yoko intended) the possibilities of a Bitchin NPBH graphic...

Exceedingly Rare in application.....yet Legendary, Mythical even, in its Powers....A Sight to Behold.

A Worthy Endeavor....... Until the Endorians Deify the fuckin thing like they have "The Y to The O".... Then shit just gets weird for while.... It'll become part of the Mystique of the AoSp.

In the End....., as long as it's animated with Mushroom Clouds.

Mission Accomplished.

Thanks again..... I'm gonna see where this leads.... just because... +1B

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 22, 2016 01:31 AM (LQE71)

397 Btw, the more you try to blackball Cruz instead of going after Hillary, the less likely it is that conservatives will be able to stick with a NeverHillary mindset instead of a SMOD mindset. People are emotional creatures, and everyone has limits. Just ask Ace.

Night ya'll.
Posted by: lowtech redneck at July 22, 2016 01:20 AM (KF8B+)



well, even though you are going to bed, you should know you are missing the point. Cruz was my first choice and he was a moron for doing what he did. even worse he began by justifying his decision on the basis of his conservative principles then decided it was because trump hit his wife and dad. he should have announced during the primary that he was going to renege on his pledge if he is so principled.

he is in the same pile as christie for his obama hug.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 01:31 AM (AoSQU)

398 Julian Lennon didn't really need to have a music career, he and his mom Cynthia inherited plenty from John as I understand it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:31 AM (q7T0y)

399 >>>In your case, the posts are (or were) disappearing.
But in the post you quoted, I was responding to a guy whose posts are
still there. It's just that everyone ignored him so he cried and then
left. I just thought it was funny. It's a cold world sometimes.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 01:25 AM (R+30W)<<<

It is. It. is. Think I'll refrain from doing fake concern-troll spoofs for a while. Don't wanna be on the outside again. Like AtC says, "outside is scary, and wants to kill you."

Posted by: just a sock-puppeting menace, home from Banned Camp at July 22, 2016 01:32 AM (H9MG5)

400 I graduated from HS in '85
-------------

*!*

I keep forgetting that there are children here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:32 AM (jO7js)

401 398 Julian Lennon didn't really need to have a music career, he and his mom Cynthia inherited plenty from John as I understand it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:31 AM (q7T0y)

I believe he was cut out of John's will and sued the estate.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:33 AM (0mRoj)

402 400 I graduated from HS in '85
-------------

*!*

I keep forgetting that there are children here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:32 AM (jO7js)



I was 3 in 85.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2016 01:34 AM (bMG0w)

403 Insomniac, didn't know that...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:34 AM (q7T0y)

404 I was 3 in 85.
Posted by: buzzion
------------

I keep forgetting about the dead people too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:34 AM (jO7js)

405 Out of nowhere:

Jim Rockford is the Little Joe of the late 70's.
If he ain't getting laid on this episode, it's because he turned down the chance.
*sorry, ladies. I didn't write the scripts.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:35 AM (m1x3q)

406 You have to have a Yoko post every 5 months or so. Helps get rid of the bad blood.

Posted by: Clemensa at July 22, 2016 01:36 AM (FtrY1)

407
>>>I was 3 in 85.

Posted by: buzzion

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

I keep forgetting about the dead people too.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:34 AM (jO7js)<<<



Sadly, the good die young.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda, what must've been the ultimate evil at July 22, 2016 01:37 AM (H9MG5)

408 386 371
Julian, from his first marriage. He pretty well shat on Julian and his mother.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:20 AM (0mRoj)
-------------------------------
I read somewhere that Paul McCartney wrote "Hey, Jude" for Julian as a comfort to him back then. He changed the original "Jules" to "Jude" for privacy's sake.

Don't know if it's really true but it's a nice story.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2016 01:26 AM (T/5A0)

++++

That's mostly the way Wikipedia tells it, except they have McCarthy changing Jules to Jude just because he thought it sounded better. Which makes sense, since the heightened concern about privacy with things like this is fairly recent.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 01:37 AM (R+30W)

409 he is in the same pile as christie for his obama hug.
Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 01:31 AM (AoSQU)

Good grief man, he's the only politician actually advocating constitutional conservative principles to a national audience (There are a few other good senators and congresscritters, but they're not out there every day the same way). I think you're off-base here Y5. Think long game. And if a man goes out of his way to insult you and your family's honor, not to mention he announces he's no longer bound by the same pledge, there's nothing unprincipled in proportional response.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 01:37 AM (b2cFu)

410

cm9000: DWS was actually at the RNC?!?!?



Did her head ever stop spinning completely around??? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:26 AM (q7T0y)


She was there. I saw her two days in a row. First day at the MSNBC site. Second day walking down the street with some aides. That is when I handed her the button from sheshouldntbeallowedrun.com. Hillary in a prison suit with a ball and chain. She got pissed and handed the button to one of her flunkies.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 01:37 AM (Y/5qL)

411 I was 3 in 85.
Posted by: buzzion
-------------------
OMG. I had no idea. I have underwear older than you!
And, you died so young - tragic, that.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:37 AM (m1x3q)

412 I graduated from HS in '85

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


*!*


I keep forgetting that there are children here.Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:32 AM (jO7js)

My first daughter was born in 87.

I now have 5 grandkids from that daughter and the one born in 89.

I'd feel old if I had the time.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 01:38 AM (mRvs9)

413 Well, good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:38 AM (uAvJJ)

414 Chi, you are a spring chicken.

It is an odd time of my life, sons all gone for good, and geriatric pets to show you what awaits.

It hits me when I have a chore to do that requires two people.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 22, 2016 01:40 AM (wZxsP)

415 But wait -- who is the ginger at the top of the page?

Just a stock photo model, forever anonymous -- or somebody whose name we're supposed to know?

Don't leave us wondering.

As someone wise once noted:

Red -- do we even need any other hair color?

Posted by: zombie at July 22, 2016 01:40 AM (jBuUi)

416 Steve,
Yes you can drink now at the Chumash. They're on Secret probation, so they charge you for every drink and check your ID every drink. I didn't bring my ID. so I had to sweet talk my drinks.
I am down $100.00. My husband is down 600.00, Jerry Seinfeld was funny though.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:40 AM (eU/yZ)

417 Looking over the Yoko-belia. See, this is why we can't have nice things.

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2016 01:41 AM (3ZoRf)

418 That was cruel.

Particularly the bathing suit photo.

Some things can't be unseen.

Posted by: Aarradin at July 22, 2016 01:41 AM (+7Wfv)

419 Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:38 AM (uAvJJ)
What's up Chemjeff? Goodnight. I missed you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:41 AM (eU/yZ)

420 400 I graduated from HS in '85
-------------

*!*

I keep forgetting that there are children here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:32 AM (jO7js)



I was 3 in 85.
Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2016 01:34 AM (bMG0w)

My lawn. Get off it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:41 AM (0mRoj)

421 406 You have to have a Yoko post every 5 months or so. Helps get rid of the bad blood.
Posted by: Clemensa at July 22, 2016 01:36 AM (FtrY1)


It's like they say about North Dakota: The climate keeps the riff-raff out.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2016 01:42 AM (sdi6R)

422 411 I was 3 in 85.
Posted by: buzzion
-------------------
OMG. I had no idea. I have underwear older than you!
And, you died so young - tragic, that.
Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:37 AM (m1x3q)

I was a bit disturbed to hear that Muldoon died today too. Buzzion might be too since he will have to listen to bad puns for all eternity. Did Fen strike again? That woman is a menace.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersands and &&& so there) at July 22, 2016 01:42 AM (P8951)

423 CaliGirl, kewl about the drinks. No worries, you'll make that cash back... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:43 AM (q7T0y)

424
It hits me when I have a chore to do that requires two people.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat
----------------------
Well, you should still have my number. Just sayin'

I may not be able to keep up with you, but I'll blame 96 degrees.


G'night, Chem. Nice surprise to see you. Be well.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:43 AM (m1x3q)

425 245 Olesya Kharitonova

Not tattoo, body spray paint I think. Because she "sports" multiple designs if you do an image search.

Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:45 AM (Ag8Mw)

++++

The bananaDream nailed her down.Russian model.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 01:43 AM (R+30W)

426
well, even though you are going to bed, you
should know you are missing the point. Cruz was my first choice and he
was a moron for doing what he did. even worse he began by justifying
his decision on the basis of his conservative principles then decided it
was because trump hit his wife and dad. he should have announced
during the primary that he was going to renege on his pledge if he is so
principled.



he is in the same pile as christie for his obama hug.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2016 01:31 AM (AoSQU)

That is hypocrisy of the first order... Trump sure as shit had long ago announced that he would not be bound by any pledge so why would he, or anyone expect others to do what he would not?
Additionally, fuck that noise... Trump does not get to be the uncivil, lying douche he was and is and expect that it does not change any promises made.

Posted by: redbanzai at July 22, 2016 01:44 AM (9dfKD)

427 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:43 AM (q7T0y)
I lost it in one hand. It was the only table open. Oh well.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:44 AM (eU/yZ)

428 Someone here was THREE in 1985?!?!?

Ah geez. I was 19.
*And* spending a lot of time at Federated Group drooling over the latest-model cassette decks, wish I had bought one.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:44 AM (q7T0y)

429 415 But wait -- who is the ginger at the top of the page?

Just a stock photo model, forever anonymous -- or somebody whose name we're supposed to know?

Don't leave us wondering.

As someone wise once noted:

Red -- do we even need any other hair color?
Posted by: zombie at July 22, 2016 01:40 AM (jBuUi)

271 Olesya Kharitonova, 22, a Russian model It seems
Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:51 AM (Ag8Mw)

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2016 01:44 AM (0mRoj)

430 413 Well, good night all
Posted by: chemjeff at July 22, 2016 01:38 AM (uAvJJ)
----------------------
Goodnight, CJ!
Don't be a stranger!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2016 01:44 AM (T/5A0)

431 Good fucking G-d, Maet.

This travesty of a post brought me out of 10 years of lurking.

For shame, for shame.

Posted by: Maureen the lurker at July 22, 2016 01:44 AM (3htdE)

432 CaliGirl, good grief. Didn't know you were a High Roller. :-)

Stick to the $5 blackjack tables and like everyone else does, bet small until you can get ahead a significant amount. If you can try to do a bit of simple counting, that helps too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:45 AM (q7T0y)

433 428: Well dang, you're one year older than me, I think. You were born in '66.

Somehow I got the impression you were a little bit younger than me, by a few years. Don't know why.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 22, 2016 01:46 AM (DW+jj)

434 410---She got pissed and handed the button to one of her flunkies.
Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 01:37 AM (Y/5qL)
------------------------------
Hah!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2016 01:46 AM (T/5A0)

435 Anybody else here remember when Kyocera made audio components? Tape decks, CD players, receivers?

I think now all they do is office equipment.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:47 AM (q7T0y)

436 Looking at those pics makes me wonder if John committed suicide'

Posted by: Buffalbob at July 22, 2016 01:47 AM (wYtsh)

437 Publius, yup. 1966 model.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:47 AM (q7T0y)

438 *And* spending a lot of time at Federated Group drooling over the latest-model cassette decks, wish I had bought one.
Posted by: qdpsteve
---------------

I felt that way about the Advent Model 200 (?). But that was in 1970 or so, and I was already somewhat older than you were in '85.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:48 AM (jO7js)

439 MSNBC was the only network broadcasting from outside at the RNC in Cleveland. Fox and CNN not so much.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 01:48 AM (Y/5qL)

440 "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

Posted by: Denk at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (PXlKS)

441 415
But wait -- who is the ginger at the top of the page?



Just a stock photo model, forever anonymous -- or somebody whose name we're supposed to know?



Don't leave us wondering.



As someone wise once noted:



Red -- do we even need any other hair color?

Posted by: zombie at July 22, 2016 01:40 AM (jBuUi)


I'm thinking it was the young Amy Pond during the time loop episodes where young Amy Pond had to let old Amy Pond out of the time chamber.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

442 435 Anybody else here remember when Kyocera made audio components? Tape decks, CD players, receivers?

I think now all they do is office equipment.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:47 AM (q7T0y)

++++

They make budget smartphones.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (R+30W)

443 Good fucking G-d, Maet.



This travesty of a post brought me out of 10 years of lurking.



For shame, for shame.




Posted by: Maureen the lurker at July 22, 2016 01:44 AM



Don't diss Maet. He has good taste and Maet gets Yoko's art and milfy-ness. Her avant garde genius goes right over the heads of the squares.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (EWg9n)

444 Watching a replay of Ivanka's speech. What an elegant woman and powerful weapon for the remainder of the campaign.

All of the kids, for that matter, but especially her.

Posted by: Wonk with Pigtails at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (0sLvz)

445 Anybody else here remember when Kyocera made audio components? Tape decks, CD players, receivers?

I think now all they do is office equipment.
Posted by: qdpsteve
-----------------

They also made their own version of the Tandy Model 100 computer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (jO7js)

446 422---Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersands and &&& so there) at July 22, 2016 01:42 AM (P8951)
---------------------------
How's the knee doing?
It ust be nice to have it over with.
Any good painkillers?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (T/5A0)

447 106 ***Top Five Demands From Maetenloch To Make The Yoko Torture Stop***

5. Promise from zombie that the next time he sees that horrible liberal who keeps coming to his house, he'll spray him with Raid
Posted by: qdpsteve


I'm hoping I may never be forced to see him again. His wife, who is the person who is my actual friend (he just tags along), has an "intellectual crush" on a guy at work, and I'm hoping this leads to marital disintegration. This will avoid the Raid dilemma altogether.

Posted by: zombie at July 22, 2016 01:50 AM (jBuUi)

448 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:45 AM (q7T0y)
I follow my husband into the high roller room. The only table open was the $100 one. We had may drinks. So maybe that wasn't the smartest. But I drank night with no ID and money.

So there's that.
There was 4 couples. We had fun. I was the only girl to try to gamble. My bad hand put a damper on it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:50 AM (eU/yZ)

449
Ah geez. I was 19.

Posted by: qdpsteve
------------------------
Why did I always think you were a kid? You've got a little time on me!
Not much, but a little.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:50 AM (m1x3q)

450 Anybody else here remember when Kyocera made audio components? Tape decks, CD players, receivers?

I think now all they do is office equipment.



Weren't they Konica? (Looking things up is cheating)

My first camera that wasn't a Brownie was a Konica T-2 that I saved up for about a year for.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 01:51 AM (1xUj/)

451 I think now all they do is office equipment.

Kyocera is big in the base materials for high end ceramics. Including really nice knives.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 01:51 AM (mRvs9)

452 Mike, I remember Advent had great stereo speakers for not too much money in 1985. I was dying to get a whole component system.

I ended up, finally, in 1986 with a Yamaha R-9; I wanted something ridiculously powerful (though what I thought I would do with it, I have no idea). Unfortunately only three years later its memory went completely haywire and I couldn't really use any station presets on it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:51 AM (q7T0y)

453 I'm thinking it was the young Amy Pond during the time loop episodes where young Amy Pond had to let old Amy Pond out of the time chamber.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

I was thinking Karen Gillian at first too, but the face is not quite right. Of course, if we saw the legs that would help.

Either way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2016 01:51 AM (3ZoRf)

454 Posted by: otho at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (EWg9n)
Proud square here.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:51 AM (eU/yZ)

455 Bandersnatch, Konica joined Minolta. (I used to have a Minolta X-700 too, it was my first real SLR camera.)

I know Kyocera is partners with someone else nowadays but not sure who.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:52 AM (q7T0y)

456 My first 'real' camera was a Yashica Lynx. Had that focus where you had to match the images.

I don't miss film at all now.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 22, 2016 01:52 AM (wZxsP)

457 Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:50 AM (m1x3q)
So are we saying how old we are?

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:53 AM (eU/yZ)

458 425 245 Olesya Kharitonova

Not tattoo, body spray paint I think. Because she "sports" multiple designs if you do an image search.

Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:45 AM (Ag8Mw)

++++

The bananaDream nailed her down.Russian model.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous


Noted...permanently.

Posted by: zombie at July 22, 2016 01:53 AM (jBuUi)

459 271 Olesya Kharitonova, 22, a Russian model It seems
Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2016 12:51 AM (Ag8Mw)
Posted by: Insomniac


Got it! Thx.

Posted by: zombie at July 22, 2016 01:53 AM (jBuUi)

460 Mike, I remember Advent had great stereo speakers for not too much money in 1985. I was dying to get a whole component system.
---------------

Still have my full-sized Advents. I've had to replace the cone surrounds, but otherwise, just as good as they were in 1970 when I bought them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:53 AM (jO7js)

461 Chi, wow. I'm an oldster here?!?

Makes me want to both laugh and cry... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:54 AM (q7T0y)

462 453 I'm thinking it was the young Amy Pond during the time loop episodes where young Amy Pond had to let old Amy Pond out of the time chamber.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

I was thinking Karen Gillian at first too, but the face is not quite right. Of course, if we saw the legs that would help.

Either way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2016 01:51 AM (3ZoRf)

++++

Olesya Kharitonova
http://tinyurl.com/h43clfb
(Google Images)

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 01:54 AM (R+30W)

463 Mike, wow. Good investment!

Supposedly some of those giant 1970s-era Realistic receivers from Radio Shack are still alive and kicking.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:55 AM (q7T0y)

464 zombie, good luck... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:55 AM (q7T0y)

465 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 22, 2016 01:46 AM (DW+jj)
Then I'm just a just a tad older than you. Just a few months.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:55 AM (eU/yZ)

466 CaliGirl, no worries, it's fun to wander into the High Limit Section from time to time. :-)

And Willy J., I forgot about those smartphones, thanks for the info.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:56 AM (q7T0y)

467 >>>So are we saying how old we are?

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:53 AM (eU/yZ)<<<

All 'Ettes are 21.

Posted by: the AoSHQ Style Guide at July 22, 2016 01:56 AM (H9MG5)

468 1985.
Harmon Kardon tuner & amp. and Cerwin Vega D9s. Kyocera tape deck. Bang & Olsen turntable. Akai reel to reel.
Yes, I made more money than an 18 yr old had a right to.
And I had a lot of fun.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:57 AM (m1x3q)

469 RNC was cool. I saw Newt, Brokaw, Krauthammer, Geraldo and many other recognizable media and political figures.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 01:57 AM (Y/5qL)

470 Olesya Kharitonova
http://tinyurl.com/h43clfb
(Google Images)

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 01:54 AM (R+30W)

Thanks. Very pretty but she has the look of the "Damn she is hot... wait is she 18? Oh no."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2016 01:57 AM (3ZoRf)

471 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:54 AM (q7T0y)
I think you and I are the same age.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:57 AM (eU/yZ)

472 Jinx, I don't really miss film either, but as a 'filmmaker" i imagine I'll eventually be expected to eventually learn (or re-learn) how to work with it anyway.

We will see. I mentioned this some time ago, but Kodak is supposedly actually coming out later this year with a *new,* digitally-assisted Super 8 camera. I know they're manufacturing Super 8 film again, believe it or not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:58 AM (q7T0y)

473 I still use a Scott 312C tuner. 1967

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 01:58 AM (jO7js)

474 bananaDream said she was 22, but I'll leave it to you whether or not to trust a guy who calls himself the bananaDream.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 01:59 AM (R+30W)

475 Jinx -

Ah... a rangefinder....

#2 daughter got one of those for her birthday last week. A Kodak Retinette.

Girl loves her some film cameras.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 22, 2016 01:59 AM (mtl5g)

476 Chi, wow. Good thing I didn't see your setup, I would have drooled all over it and you would have had to clean it up.

And an Akai reel-to-reel? It wasn't a GX-4000D, was it? That's what I had... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:59 AM (q7T0y)

477 CaliGirl, I think so too. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:59 AM (q7T0y)

478 Posted by: the AoSHQ Style Guide at July 22, 2016 01:56 AM (H9MG5)
Thanks for noticing my youth.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:00 AM (eU/yZ)

479 I'll just go ahead and say it...

August 8 is my 50th birthday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:00 AM (q7T0y)

480 Anybody else here remember when Kyocera made audio components? Tape decks, CD players, receivers?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:47 AM (q7T0y)


All I remember is that it was too expensive for me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 02:00 AM (zc3Db)

481 Cerwin-Vega was the name to have in the 1980s if you wanted to be able to literally BLAST your neighbors to death, kinda expensive and big but OMG what a sound. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:01 AM (q7T0y)

482 Primordial, LOL. Same here.

I also had a thing for Yamaha, don't ask me why. I think I just liked the name.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:01 AM (q7T0y)

483 457
Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:50 AM (m1x3q)

So are we saying how old we are?

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 01:53 AM (eU/yZ)


We can hint.
I was wearing a t-shirt that had a giant walrus surrounded by anthropomorphic eggs running around on little feet at the supermarket the other day. The checkout bagger said that she liked my shirt but wasn't sure she "got it". I said, "y'know -- goo-goo-g'joob" and left.

I was halfway home when I realized how incomprehensible and condescending that probably sounded. Just last week, I tried to explain to her how the Beatles had created a "Magical Mystery Tour" special on the BBC in about 1966, that featured a psychedelic music video called "I am the Walrus" that was spectacularly weird, that "goo-goo-g'joob" was the chorus to the song, and that she should watch it on YouTube.

But, seriously.....when we're talking booze and boobs and freedom, we're all good -- but there's no end to the cultural references that fall between the cracks when Moron talks to Moron without knowing the era.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

484 I also had a thing for Yamaha, don't ask me why. I think I just liked the name.
Posted by: qdpsteve
--------------

I was a factory rep for them for a while. Still have crossed tuning fork cufflinks and tie tack.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 02:03 AM (jO7js)

485 457 Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 01:50 AM (m1x3q)
So are we saying how old we are?
Posted by: CaliGirl
----------------------'
If'n you want.
I imagine the ettes to all be as beautiful as the sunset. And eternally young.
Personally, I'm 49, but only look like I'm in my early 60's. So I think I'm doing OK.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 02:04 AM (m1x3q)

486 Defunct stores I remember:

- Fedco
- Fed-Mart
- The Treasury
- Gemco
- White Front

I was also going to say Ben Franklin, but I realized they're actually still around in some parts of the USA.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:04 AM (q7T0y)

487 Oh, and of course Federated Group and Pacific Stereo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:05 AM (q7T0y)

488 Mike, you had the life. I still like their logo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:05 AM (q7T0y)

489 Yeah, Ivanka is one damn impressive woman. And that's not just about her beauty, and the impure thoughts they inspire. It's her poise and her speaking ability and obvious intelligence and education. She's a class act.

When you think about it, it's amazing. The Trump children were thrown into the political arena and they can carry themselves as though they're pros who've been at this game for years.

Ivanka got up there and made a crucial speech before millions across the nation, at a presidential convention, and she made it look easy.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 22, 2016 02:06 AM (DW+jj)

490 I'm out.

G'night.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 02:06 AM (jO7js)

491 Defunct stores I remember:

Fotomat.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:06 AM (mRvs9)

492 Goodnight Mike!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:06 AM (q7T0y)

493 Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)
I want not say how old I was but at least I get your references.
I am the walrus.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:06 AM (eU/yZ)

494 I am in my early 60's. Just my sense of humor never made it past the 8th grade.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 22, 2016 02:06 AM (wZxsP)

495 Willy, of course, can't believe I forgot 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:07 AM (q7T0y)

496 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2016 02:06 AM (jO7js)

Goodnight.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:07 AM (eU/yZ)

497 487 Oh, and of course Federated Group and Pacific Stereo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:05 AM (q7T0y)

++++

You called...

Posted by: Fred Rated at July 22, 2016 02:07 AM (R+30W)

498 Fred, aren't you going by the name Shadoe Stevens nowadays?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:08 AM (q7T0y)

499 I know Kyocera is partners with someone else nowadays but not sure who.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 01:52 AM (q7T0y)

Mita.

It was one of the many mergers that happened in the late 90s/ early 00s when the copier companies all merged and consolidated following the analog to digital transition.

I used to work in that biz. It was funny. There were giant warehouses in Mexico where all the copiers from Japan got sent. There were about 5 brands that got their stock from them. Once Mexico got the shipping order, they'd pull a machine and stamp one of the 5 names on the door and send it on. Meanwhile, as a sales jerk, you were telling customers that your machine was entirely different and better than the other guy's, when the only difference was what got stamped on the door.

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 02:08 AM (71OEY)

500 470
Thanks. Very pretty but she has the look of the "Damn she is hot... wait is she 18? Oh no."
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2016 01:57 AM (3ZoRf)


I clicked "more images" and thought, "Damn, I hope she's 16".

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2016 02:08 AM (sdi6R)

501 And we were discussing the Best Stores and Service Merchandise here a few weeks ago...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:08 AM (q7T0y)

502 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:04 AM (q7T0y)
I only recognize Gemco. It's now a target.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:08 AM (eU/yZ)

503 good night all. It is late.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 22, 2016 02:09 AM (wZxsP)

504 479
I'll just go ahead and say it...



August 8 is my 50th birthday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:00 AM (q7T0y)


Lawn....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:09 AM (EzgxV)

505 Defunct stores I remember:
...

Anything in Detroit

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 02:09 AM (71OEY)

506 I must have missed something - Ace is retiring? Say it isn't so!

Where is this announcement?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 22, 2016 02:10 AM (Saqzi)

507 Damiano, LOL.

Let me guess: the names were Konica Minolta, Xerox, Oce, Kodak and Mita?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:10 AM (q7T0y)

508 I honestly don't know what brought this Yoko punishment on. Does anyone have an explanation? Other than Maetenloch is a terrible master?

Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 02:10 AM (Y/5qL)

509 Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 02:04 AM (m1x3q)
I'm the same age but I was carded today. Yay! I got drinks with no ID or money and took cuts in the line because I still have the gift of gab.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:10 AM (eU/yZ)

510 CaliGirl, the former Gemco nearby me is also now a Target.

And I was there a few years ago, the building is falling apart. Icky.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:11 AM (q7T0y)

511 Willy, of course, can't believe I forgot 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:07 AM (q7T0y)
And after them when 1 hour photo development was cutting edge tech.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:11 AM (mRvs9)

512 481
Cerwin-Vega was the name to have in the 1980s if you wanted to be able
to literally BLAST your neighbors to death, kinda expensive and big but
OMG what a sound. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:01 AM (q7T0y)


Cerwin-Vega had monstrous woofers -- 14" or some such. The stationary equivalent to those D+B cars driving down the road vibrating while they emitted noise pollution.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:11 AM (EzgxV)

513 cthulhu, oh yeah. I remember you could cause an earthquake with some of those C-V models.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:12 AM (q7T0y)

514 498 Fred, aren't you going by the name Shadoe Stevens nowadays?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:08 AM (q7T0y)

++++

I didn't even know the guy was still around as a personality. I even blew his name. Left out the middle initial. Looking at Wiki, he had a whole career after the wacky commercials I remembered him for.


Posted by: Fred R. Rated at July 22, 2016 02:12 AM (R+30W)

515 Willy J., oh yeah. At Lakewood Mall there used to be a location of the actual store called "One Hour Photo."

Is Ritz Camera still around?

Oh yeah: I also remember VideoConcepts.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:13 AM (q7T0y)

516 482
Primordial, LOL. Same here.



I also had a thing for Yamaha, don't ask me why. I think I just liked the name.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:01 AM (q7T0y)


Yamaha speakers were tight in the bottom and mid, but turned to splattery distortion in their high-end. I found them almost unlistenable.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

517 Just so you all know, I am drunk if I miss something or can't spell be

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:13 AM (eU/yZ)

518 I am in my early 60's. Just my sense of humor never made it past the 8th grade.///

Pull my finger.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:14 AM (mRvs9)

519 The 1980s were a golden age for commercials.

Even some of the supposedly 'unfunny' commercials were hilarious.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:14 AM (q7T0y)

520 Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:11 AM (EzgxV)
Ok I'm no audiophile but even I remember cerwin vega's.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:15 AM (eU/yZ)

521 cthulhu, don't think I ever noticed Yamaha's speakers, but I liked their receivers, tape decks and CD players.

They also actually came out with a VCR at one point.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:16 AM (q7T0y)

522 507 Damiano, LOL.

Let me guess: the names were Konica Minolta, Xerox, Oce, Kodak and Mita?
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:10 AM (q7T0y)

Lanier, Ricoh, and Savin were three of 'em. Kodak was sold through Lanier but Poloroid did them in before all the copier craziness went down. Lanier also had a Konica product.

Now, all those are Ricoh. Konica Minolta merged along with Kyocera Mita. I think Sharp got sucked up in there too somewhere, kinda sorta. Xerox was all but bankrupt and I'm shocked they survived. We used to get clients who ran from Xerox when they couldn't even afford coffee in their offices anymore. Not a joke. Actually went out as a Corp memo.

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 02:16 AM (71OEY)

523 517 Just so you all know, I am drunk if I miss something or can't spell be

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:13 AM (eU/yZ)

++++

Do you mean the letter 'b' or a bumble bee?

Posted by: Fred R. Rated at July 22, 2016 02:18 AM (R+30W)

524 508 I honestly don't know what brought this Yoko punishment on. Does anyone have an explanation? Other than Maetenloch is a terrible master?
Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 02:10 AM (Y/5qL)


You must have not been around yesterday evening. It was the Battle of Verdun in the Trump/Cruz War. I was desperately trying to change the subject to anything else.

Also see this. Be sure to read all the way to the end.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/364871.php

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2016 02:18 AM (sdi6R)

525 The 1980s were a golden age for commercials.

Even some of the supposedly 'unfunny' commercials were hilarious.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:14 AM (q7T0y)


Here's a classic - Wendy's Soviet Fashion Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CaMUfxVJVQ

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 02:19 AM (zc3Db)

526 "Kyocera is big in the base materials for high end ceramics."

Big? Bigly.

Kyocera == Kyoto Ceramics.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 22, 2016 02:19 AM (noWW6)

527 Posted by: Fred R. Rated at July 22, 2016 02:18 AM (R+30W)
You may choose.

Actually, that should have been just spell I don't know where the extra b came from.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:20 AM (eU/yZ)

528 I'm the same age but I was carded today. Yay! I got drinks with no ID or money and took cuts in the line because I still have the gift of gab.
Posted by: CaliGirl
-------------------
You know the damn rules! Pics, or...
Really, good for you. I was carded last year for cigarettes.

But, I haven't shaved since last September, so that ain't happening these days. Yeah, I look a bit like the guy that fixes the a/c on Duck Dynasty.
Mom is appalled, and begs me almost daily to shave.
I keep asking her why I have more red hairs in my beard than grey hairs. I have never met a blood relative with red hair. And every pic I have of my father is pre-1971, hence b&w.
I think I'm funny, anyway.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 02:20 AM (m1x3q)

529 Damiano, oh yeah. I remember Xerox went through an... embarassing spot in the 1980s/90s.

I actually used to work in the faculty duplicating room at Long Beach City College as a student assistant, back in the 1980s. The copiers were huge; we had two of them, one of them was self-serve, and they both filled most of the room.

The copiers could collate, staple and even bind; *but* this was in the pre-digital, pre-memory days. If you wanted 30 copies of a document, the originals would circulate in the feeder basket 30 times.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:20 AM (q7T0y)

530 What evil is this?

Posted by: Kristophr at July 22, 2016 02:21 AM (jLXo8)

531 Leica used to be the camera you wanted (in there good stuff) but couldn't afford. They are still in high end optics but I'm guessing most millennials wouldn't know the name.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:21 AM (mRvs9)

532 All this talk about defunct businesses....

I was just thinking the other night about how record stores' photo places, and video stores where on every corner along with 3 VCR and TV repair shops in between. Good luck finding any of those now.

I bought one of those waterproof cameras when I was in Puerto Vallarta so I could get some pictures from the hidden beach and snorkeling. I drove around to 3 or 4 different Walgreens when I got home before I got to one that still developed film in house.

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 02:21 AM (71OEY)

533 501
And we were discussing the Best Stores and Service Merchandise here a few weeks ago...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:08 AM (q7T0y)


SITE [architects] made some awesome, audacious, and fun buildings for BEST [retailers] back in the '70s -- http://www.siteenvirodesign.com/content/best-products [be sure to scroll down -- the Sacramento one with the corner that comes out, that's how they locked it up every day].



Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:21 AM (EzgxV)

534 Damiano, also, can't believe I forgot Ricoh and Savin.

Funny that they were all actually the same company/factory.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:21 AM (q7T0y)

535 Willy J., oh yeah.

Joke in the 1980s: Leica introduced an introductory model, called the Leica Virgin.

[/rimshot]

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:23 AM (q7T0y)

536 Thanks rickl, I figured I was missing something.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 02:23 AM (Y/5qL)

537 cthulhu, I saw those. Like those designs.

Too bad no one is that creative now. Sure there's Gehry and his wavy lines, but that's getting old already IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:23 AM (q7T0y)

538 At least when I refresh the page I see cute Olesya.

Maet is a cruel man, but fair.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2016 02:24 AM (sdi6R)

539 torquewrench, did not know that. :-)

Primordial, the Wendy's commercials were incredible. Made by the same guy who did a lot of the FedEx commercials of the time, Joe somebody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:25 AM (q7T0y)

540 #502

On Ventura near Winnetka, I take it.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 02:26 AM (IdCqF)

541 I still really miss Tower Records.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:26 AM (q7T0y)

542 I just got another shock in the "our nation is so screwed" department today. The "explanation of benefits" thingy came in the mail for the brunt of my mother's stay in that psych hospital and all the ECT treatments.

The "list price" of all of it was about $84K. And the knee surgery and the stay in the rehab facility and you get close to that much again. So medical care for my mother, for roughly 2 months total in various facilities cost about $150K.

This is just ridiculous and shows the ridiculous inflation in the health care sector. Now, I'm sure Medicare and her supplemental won't pay that, some big contracted discount (this practice is itself a fraud, concealing true price discovery in the medical system), but it's still just mind boggling.




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 22, 2016 02:26 AM (DW+jj)

543 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:20 AM (q7T0y)

Ha! I remember those monsters! It was cool as hell watching them work and even funnier now.

Xerox amazes me. They invented virtually every core technology at the foundation of everything that we now take for granted in every day life... but stepped on their dick with all of it while upstarts grabbed it and ran.

Heck, without Xerox, there would likely be no Apple.

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 02:26 AM (71OEY)

544 521
cthulhu, don't think I ever noticed Yamaha's speakers, but I liked their receivers, tape decks and CD players.



They also actually came out with a VCR at one point.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:16 AM (q7T0y)


Their electronics and tape decks were top-notch. It's just that their speakers were horrific. If you listened to their stuff through Sennheisers, it was totally horrorshow -- but if you put it into a room through their speakers, it was dreck.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:27 AM (EzgxV)

545 Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 02:20 AM (m1x3q)
They were cardeding everybody. I just went and talked to the head guy. He gave me and my friends the drinks and gave us cuts. It helps to be female.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:27 AM (eU/yZ)

546 publius, sheesh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:28 AM (q7T0y)

547 >>>cardeding

I see what you were getting at.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 02:29 AM (R+30W)

548 I'm outta here. Good night everyone. Happy weekend.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 22, 2016 02:29 AM (eU/yZ)

549 Damiano, yup.

Xerox had a fantastic R&D department... and no marketing skills whatsoever.

If they had taken the lead on the GUI-based PC back in the late 1970s, instead of literally *giving away* the tech to Apple, OMG, who knows where they'd be today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:30 AM (q7T0y)

550 steve,
The Akai reel to reel is a GX625. Yes, is. I still have it. It could use a complete run-through, though. I also still have a couple boxes of great music on memorex reels.

And for speakers, I'm more of a Polk fan these days. Clean, tight. With a powered sub and a basic Onkyo, my neighbor's 125' away hate me.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 02:30 AM (m1x3q)

551 cthulhu, yup.

Would like to get a Yamaha receiver with some kind of surround sound for my blu-ray player. Per Amazon they still have some good systems out there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:31 AM (q7T0y)

552 Chi, nice!

These days, given I do most of my audio listening on my PC, I'm happy with a good set of desktop speakers. Right now I have the Bose Companion 20 set sitting next to me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:33 AM (q7T0y)

553 Kenwood used to make tits stereo equipment. Then they got bought out and made cheap crap

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:33 AM (mRvs9)

554 All this week I've been putting in 12 - 14 hour days working on a project. Tonight I left at midnight, cuz it's pencils down tomorrow. I finally get home, I'm starving, I'm exhausted, but too wired from all the caffeine and 4 Hour Energies to sleep, and then... the Yoko.

FML.

Posted by: Gem at July 22, 2016 02:33 AM (uaHyk)

555 Chi, also, oh man, nice open reel machine! I liked my GX4000D a lot, but I still lusted for a deck that would accept the full-size professional reels the GX625 uses.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:34 AM (q7T0y)

556 Willy J., I know that Sherwood also supposedly did some great low-cost stereo equipment back in the 1980s.

I think they're still around, but not sure if their quality has kept up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:35 AM (q7T0y)

557 Ace getting a well deserved reaming on Breitbart. Hurry and ban me!

Posted by: Him at July 22, 2016 02:35 AM (2PHJ8)

558 537
cthulhu, I saw those. Like those designs.



Too bad no one is that creative now. Sure there's Gehry and his wavy lines, but that's getting old already IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:23 AM (q7T0y)


Believe it or not, Westfield Valley Fair (that I can walk to in Silicon Valley) is going Googie -- http://www.spaceagecity.com/googie/ .

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)

559 Why is Ace being reamed on Breitbart?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:35 AM (q7T0y)

560 Cleanup on isle 557 you guys!

Posted by: Him at July 22, 2016 02:36 AM (2PHJ8)

561 The big failure of Xerox was complacency in their core business. (For how they blew other stuff there is a good book called 'Fumbling the Future.') Way back, you didn't own a Xerox copier. You leased it and the lease included regular maintenance visits. This is because Xerox gave up on making the mechanism reliable and instead created a standing army of service guys who went to different customers sites every day to make sure the machines kept going another month.

Then Canon came along with their original laser printing engine that changed everything. Companies working with Canon, most importantly HP, could build copiers and laser printers that went for years without needing major maintenance. Suddenly you could own a copier/printer for a lot less in the long term than a Xerox lease and that army of service guys soon dwindled along with Xerox's revenues. The last time I saw a Xerox branded printer, it was a consumer model actually made entirely by Samsung, before Samsung felt they could cut it with their own brand in the US market. This was in in the late 90s when I was working at a place that did testing for printer drivers and other contract work.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 02:36 AM (IdCqF)

562 Willy J -

Leica is still out there. They've gone digital, but I think they still make real cameras.

For the money, though, you're better off getting a Fed - Russki copy of the Leica - every bit as good, and a damned sight cheaper. They're such good copies, you can even use Leica lenses on them, if you want.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 22, 2016 02:37 AM (mtl5g)

563 IIRC A 40 watt car stereo back in 1980 was kick ass. Now it's bargain basement.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:37 AM (mRvs9)

564
550
steve,

The Akai reel to reel is a GX625. Yes, is. I still have it. It could
use a complete run-through, though. I also still have a couple boxes of
great music on memorex reels.



And for speakers, I'm more of a Polk fan these days. Clean, tight.
With a powered sub and a basic Onkyo, my neighbor's 125' away hate me.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 02:30 AM (m1x3q)


I like old Infinity's....but most of the good ones are past at least one re-cone. Their recent stuff is.....no surprise.....crap.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

565 Willy J., oh man.

Remember Blaupunkt? Talk about hip in the 1980s...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:38 AM (q7T0y)

566 i believe we have discovered the cure for Yellow Fever

Posted by: Hilary! at July 22, 2016 02:38 AM (RKwmm)

567 #559

Appears to be exactly the opposite.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 02:39 AM (IdCqF)

568 @ qdpsteve

Yup. I could understand the mistake that ended up being Mac/ Windows. No one had any conception of a personal computer back then. IBM dropped the ball similarly on lots of stuff. Xerox though... wow. They invented practically everything and had so many things right up to a go-to-market product... then sat there.

IBM. There's another giant that completely lost its way when it should have owned the world. I have no idea how they're still around either.

HP also. They still do okay business with their PCs but wow... they're nothing like they used to be. It's one of the reason I could never get behind Carly Fiorina. She didn't hammer the first nail but she went out and bought a nail gun for the rest of them. They went from some of the best products in the world to absolute shit that they get from discount shops in China.

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 02:39 AM (71OEY)

569 Damiano, yup. Just sad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:41 AM (q7T0y)

570 "Xerox amazes me. They invented virtually every core technology at the
foundation of everything that we now take for granted in every day life"

cough Bell Labs cough

Posted by: torquewrench at July 22, 2016 02:42 AM (noWW6)

571 They're such good copies, you can even use Leica lenses on them, if you want.///

I have a $800 Zeiss lens on a $250 Cannon Rebel body that takes amazing macro pictures. So yes the chips are kinda all the same but lenses can make a big difference.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:42 AM (mRvs9)

572 560
Cleanup on isle 557 you guys!

Posted by: Him at July 22, 2016 02:36 AM (2PHJ


Just as a side note....it caused me a bunch of grief that Ira was getting banned regularly, because bannination doesn't just remove the part where the guy was an asshole -- it also removes any of the stuff where the guy may have been pretending to be a nice guy. It removes anything on Pixy related to the guy. It drops him into the Memory Hole. So if you ever do anything truly awful, you hope to be subsequently banned because your previous sins are forever erased.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:43 AM (EzgxV)

573 I'm glad I'm not an audiophile. It must be horrible to have such acute hearing that anything but the most expensive equipment sounds like absolute shit.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2016 02:44 AM (sdi6R)

574 Remember Blaupunkt? Talk about hip in the 1980s...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:38 AM (q7T0y)
Yes only ever saw/heard Blaupunkt on a salesfloor though.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:45 AM (mRvs9)

575 @ Epobirs

Yup. You nailed it.

All the copier companies struggled with that change though. When I was a Lanier, they had built the best training center in the business. They hire techs that were reasonably handy with a screwdriver for about $30K/ year and train them up on an ongoing basis. Then digital came along. Now you had to hire network engineers starting at $70k. The entire revenue model and cost structure went to shit while everyone kept swapping out leased boxes like nothing had changed.

Now they all pretty much give away the hardware at break even and the revenue stream is service/ supply contracts.

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 02:45 AM (71OEY)

576 Xerox... pur your career in PARC.

Posted by: Kid Tyrone at July 22, 2016 02:45 AM (i8wjc)

577 Car audio used to be a different animal.
I dONT have the money to keep up with it, but I was partial to PPI (Precision Power) amps and Polk speakers. Believe it or not, Pioneer Super tuners were great - at least back when I cared enough to pay attention.

Back in 85 or 6, Sony actually made a 8" round 3 way speaker that blew any Infinity out of the parking lot. Fuck a 6x9. I don't know why they stopped making those...

*lost in herbal memories of blasting "Last Chance" by Shooting Star...

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 02:47 AM (m1x3q)

578 Altec Lansing used to make speakers dreams were made of in the 80s too.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:47 AM (mRvs9)

579 559 Why is Ace being reamed on Breitbart?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:35 AM (q7T0y)

++++

His post Yes, #NeverTrumpers, You Are In Fact Morally Responsible for the Hillary Clinton Presidency You're Agitating For was linked by both Instapundit and Breitbart. Commenters at both sites debated vigorously the merits of Ace's smackdown.

http://tinyurl.com/zca76zc (Bretbart)

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/239312/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 02:47 AM (R+30W)

580 #549

They did, actually. There were Xerox systems in the Reagan White House during the first administration, before most people had ever heard of laser printers and the ability to set fonts and types sizes was like magic.

The Alto and Star were just far too costly and even at those price resources were so dear that they could be a hassle to use in the days when even plain text word processing ran into severe limits due to lack of memory. A cheap Android phone with a Bluetooth keyboard is immeasurably more usable than what those systems offered. But the promise they hinted at was amazing. Xerox just didn't have the patience to keep the development fed until they could deliver something that could break into the mainstream in terms of both price and functionality.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 02:48 AM (IdCqF)

581 Cleanup on isle 557 you guys!

Posted by: Him at July 22, 2016 02:36 AM (2PHJ


What a bad troll. Referencing your own post? You're going to have to work harder to get banned here.



Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 02:48 AM (Y/5qL)

582 Willy J -

Heh. The Fed is 35mm. But, yeah, glass makes a huge difference.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 22, 2016 02:48 AM (mtl5g)

583 rickl, LOL.

To me being an audiophile just means having an appreciation for better-made audio and stereo equipment.

I know for me personally, I'm probably never going to be able to afford a McIntosh or Bang & Olufsen system; I think most mid-priced stuff you can find nowadays is probably more than good enough for most people, including me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:48 AM (q7T0y)

584 561
The big failure of Xerox was complacency in their core business. (For
how they blew other stuff there is a good book called 'Fumbling the
Future.') Way back, you didn't own a Xerox copier. You leased it and the
lease included regular maintenance visits. This is because Xerox gave
up on making the mechanism reliable and instead created a standing army
of service guys who went to different customers sites every day to make
sure the machines kept going another month.

Then Canon came along
with their original laser printing engine that changed everything.
Companies working with Canon, most importantly HP, could build copiers
and laser printers that went for years without needing major
maintenance. Suddenly you could own a copier/printer for a lot less in
the long term than a Xerox lease and that army of service guys soon
dwindled along with Xerox's revenues. The last time I saw a Xerox
branded printer, it was a consumer model actually made entirely by
Samsung, before Samsung felt they could cut it with their own brand in
the US market. This was in in the late 90s when I was working at a place
that did testing for printer drivers and other contract work.


Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 02:36 AM (IdCqF)


Xerox and Lucent are cuss words in my house. I bought them when they had a decent yield, rode them down to where they sucked donkey dongs, sold them, saw them bounce a bit and bought them thinking they had a future (and yield), rode them to new lows and sold them, had them "get their shit together" and bought them again, only to ride them lower once more. It's like I managed to capture 21 to 18, 9 to 7, and 5 to 3 of their continuous declines. Yeah, I didn't ride it all the way down from 21 to 3 -- yay, me! -- but I got burned three different times by the same stupid assholes.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:49 AM (EzgxV)

585 >>> 573 I'm glad I'm not an audiophile. It must be horrible to have such acute hearing that anything but the most expensive equipment sounds like absolute shit.
.....

It used to drive me nuts when I was a lot younger. I was out at this horrible yet wonderful little hole in the wall strip club that a buddy and I used to frequent. After too many drinks and getting to know everyone, I finally got fed up one night and told the manager that I was going into their audo room to fix the EQ. It was a sad place that played the same tape on a loop all the time rather than pay a DJ.

Ended up grabbing music from my car and playing DJ that night. Ended up pretty popular with several of the strippers.

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 02:50 AM (71OEY)

586 Willy J., don't forget JBL. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:50 AM (q7T0y)

587 562
Willy J -



Leica is still out there. They've gone digital, but I think they still make real cameras.



For the money, though, you're better off getting a Fed - Russki copy
of the Leica - every bit as good, and a damned sight cheaper. They're
such good copies, you can even use Leica lenses on them, if you want.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 22, 2016 02:37 AM (mtl5g)


IIRC, Ricoh had a reputation for good lenses.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:50 AM (EzgxV)

588 I thought Ace said we are not allowed to post evil shit on here anymore. So why isn't whoever posted tonight's ONT banned?

Posted by: kimoloka at July 22, 2016 02:51 AM (Ra8VF)

589 >>>70 FUCKING AWESOME

WOOT WOOT ONT

THANKS MAET
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb)

???

Posted by: m at July 22, 2016 02:51 AM (/7Lfc)

590 cthulhu, OMG.

I know Bob Brinker calls that stock phenomenon a "dead cat bounce," i.e. even a company on its absolute deathbed can have a lucky day or two right before the end comes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:51 AM (q7T0y)

591 Damiano, LOL.

That's one way to really impress the talent, I guess. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:52 AM (q7T0y)

592 Blaupunkt was overrated crap that we thought was great because it came from Germany. Factory equipment in Bimmers.
ANY aftermarket head unit was probably better quality and cleaner power.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 02:52 AM (m1x3q)

593 Xerox and Lucent are cuss words in my house. I bought them when they had a decent yield, rode them down to where they sucked donkey dongs, sold them, saw them bounce a bit and bought them thinking they had a future (and yield), rode them to new lows and sold them, had them "get their shit together" and bought them again, only to ride them lower once more. It's like I managed to capture 21 to 18, 9 to 7, and 5 to 3 of their continuous declines. Yeah, I didn't ride it all the way down from 21 to 3 -- yay, me! -- but I got burned three different times by the same stupid assholes.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:49 AM (EzgxV)

++++

I like the way you refused to get roped into that buy-low-sell-high tyranny. You charted your own course.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 02:53 AM (R+30W)

594 When I was young and poor I studied and wished for high end stereo equipment. Even spent money on some. But I also liked loud cars, chainsaws and guns. So now what ever is on clearance at Walmart is good enough.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:55 AM (mRvs9)

595 This is just ridiculous and shows the ridiculous inflation in the health care sector. Now, I'm sure Medicare and her supplemental won't pay that, some big contracted discount (this practice is itself a fraud, concealing true price discovery in the medical system), but it's still just mind boggling.




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 22, 2016 02:26 AM (DW+jj)

Why can't the medical profession be required to provide a cost estimate like auto shops, and then be required to prove why they overran it? Would it really be that difficult?

Hell, they code everything from bandaids to brain surgery. They know the prices.

Guess they also know that folks would scream bloody murder beforehand and tell them to go blow, but hey, fair is fair.

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 22, 2016 02:55 AM (+YMhA)

596 578
Altec Lansing used to make speakers dreams were made of in the 80s too.


Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 02:47 AM (mRvs9)


My gramps managed the Altec Lansing speaker production line for a bit in the 50s. I've got a couple of vintage "Voice of the Theater"s stashed away -- cones probably dried out and crumbled. Some day, I hope to have space and resources to bring them back to life.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

597 Cooth -

Yep. Ricoh made good glass. Ahh...there was a time when cameras and camera equipment were the pride of production for a company/nation.

Any fool can make a tractor. But a really good camera tests the limits of design, engineering, quality.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 22, 2016 02:57 AM (mtl5g)

598 So who fucked up last night?

Posted by: Bernie supporters full of gas at July 22, 2016 02:57 AM (VGNs+)

599 @cthulhu

I worked for Xerox for a couple of years (99'-01'). They were burning cash with flame throwers. I came in when their stock was trading at $50 a share and left when it hit $7.

Posted by: Distant Observer at July 22, 2016 02:58 AM (E8UjU)

600 That was a lot of ono to get through.

Posted by: Bernie supporters full of gas at July 22, 2016 02:58 AM (VGNs+)

601 So much stuff went wrong with IBM it's a challenge to rank which failing was the greater handicap. Like having parts of your own parent company more intent n destroying you than your external competition. Other IBM division did more damage to the Entry Systems folks than anybody outside IBM.

The there was the overwhelming arrogance. A favorite Story of Jerry Pournelle's is the Comdex where IBM proudly announced a developer's package for OS/2 for a mere $600. IBM thought it was stunningly generous of them to have it well below $1000. Meanwhile, Microsoft had people walking around the show floor handing out CD-ROMs of the Windows SDK. Although MS had been founded as a programming languages and tools company, they knew that getting people interested in developing for Windows shouldn't be treated as a profit center in of itself.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 02:58 AM (IdCqF)

602 579
https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/239312/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 02:47 AM (R+30W)


A. It annoys me no end that if you link an Instapundit post, the comments do not appear.

II. So I went to Instapundit, found the post, and began reading the 426 comments. I got through about a dozen before throwing in the towel.

What the hell is it about Disqus comment sections that attract drooling retards?

*smooches Pixy*
*I'm totally not gay*

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2016 02:58 AM (sdi6R)

603 Oh, so you wanna play rough eh?

Posted by: Bernie supporters full of gas at July 22, 2016 02:59 AM (VGNs+)

604 Jeez, It wasn't me!

Posted by: Bernie supporters full of gas at July 22, 2016 03:01 AM (VGNs+)

605 I'm probably wrong but: I remember hearing that Bill Gates was just bullying IBM left and right in the early 1980s with DOS, just a litigation machine, and they got cowed almost right out the door.

That's likely a gross oversimplification...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:02 AM (q7T0y)

606 Any fool can make a tractor. But a really good camera tests the limits of design, engineering, quality.///

If you really want to shoot at distance good glass is important. And money high end scopes are expensive.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:02 AM (mRvs9)

607 Why can't the medical profession be required to provide a cost estimate like auto shops, and then be required to prove why they overran it? Would it really be that difficult?

Hell, they code everything from bandaids to brain surgery. They know the prices.

Guess they also know that folks would scream bloody murder beforehand and tell them to go blow, but hey, fair is fair.
Posted by: tcn in AK at July 22, 2016 02:55 AM (+YMhA)


Because when you roll into my ER and say you have chest pain, I don't know if you are a) having the big one and about to literally die right in front of me, b) just have some heartburn from trying to eat 2 racks of ribs, or c) are a lying piece of sh*t who just said that to get to the head of the line so you can try to get your Percocet fix. The cost estimate for those 3 situations are all wildly different, and people would have a holy cow if their loved one went into cardiac arrest while waiting for the doc to hand them an estimate because sometimes, it really is scenario a).

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 03:02 AM (b2cFu)

608 590
cthulhu, OMG.



I know Bob Brinker calls that stock phenomenon a "dead cat bounce,"
i.e. even a company on its absolute deathbed can have a lucky day or two
right before the end comes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 02:51 AM (q7T0y)


You live and you learn. Both Xerox and Lucent had a metric fuckton of value locked up in their IP vaults -- that neither managed to license nor exploit. Similarly, they were both on preferred vendor lists all across government/academia/Fortune 500....until they weren't. They managed to dwindle past several "surely someone can see the value here" points, until they were essentially worth nothing.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

609 I think the worst case of huge companies from the 20th century not making it in the changing world was Sears. The company had a huge catalog business that they had run for decades but they were about the last ones to get on the internet. It was totally baffling. You would think that a company with a rich catalog/mail order business would be among the first to jump on the internet.

And to show how much of total loser Sears was they tried to take its name away from the once-tallest building in the world. I still call it the Sears Tower (even though Sears doesn't deserve it) because I'm more offended by the pricks who think you can just change the name of a landmark by selling the sign on the front.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 03:04 AM (zc3Db)

610 I may be an audio snob, but being 50 and poor, I understand the "Walmart " at tide 100%.

But, if I found a great thrift store deal, I would grab that Denon receiver & amp in a heartbeat.
I was maybe 18 the first time I heard a pair of Bose 901s. That change your prespective on "listening to music, " Willy - you're into the realm of "experiening" it. Super clean power and transfer is a world apart from a loud stereo. Especially with the right soundtrack.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:05 AM (m1x3q)

611 Chi, I think Denon is still out there. So is Onkyo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:06 AM (q7T0y)

612
593
Xerox and Lucent are cuss words in my house. I bought them when they had
a decent yield, rode them down to where they sucked donkey dongs, sold
them, saw them bounce a bit and bought them thinking they had a future
(and yield), rode them to new lows and sold them, had them "get their
shit together" and bought them again, only to ride them lower once more.
It's like I managed to capture 21 to 18, 9 to 7, and 5 to 3 of their
continuous declines. Yeah, I didn't ride it all the way down from 21 to 3
-- yay, me! -- but I got burned three different times by the same
stupid assholes.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 02:49 AM (EzgxV)

++++

I like the way you refused to get roped into that buy-low-sell-high tyranny. You charted your own course.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2016 02:53 AM (R+30W)


Yeah, thanks. I did better with other companies (and, yeah, worse with others).

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:06 AM (EzgxV)

613 *attitude

Sorry - I was paying more attention to the opening act of Columbo.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:06 AM (m1x3q)

614 Oops, Beg pardon, Hi there I worked for Olivetti,
Knew a guy there, last name Alighieri, nice guy though.

Posted by: Bernie supporters full of gas at July 22, 2016 03:07 AM (VGNs+)

615 Primordial, yup. What's weird is, Sears had an internet *before there was an internet*... i.e., their catalog. They were IMHO more or less the first Amazon.

But after so many years of just doing the same thing, and then to suddenly in the 1990s be faced with such new and, to them, likely frightening new technology... it was easier for them to just stick their heads in the sand. I'd bet a lot of their Board at the time could barely even figure out how to use a computer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:07 AM (q7T0y)

616 Why can't the medical profession be required to provide a cost estimate like auto shops,

Because hospitals don't bill for individuals - they bill for insurance companies and Medicare. They intentionally inflate the "list" price so that they get what they really wanted on the insurance/Medicare payments.

and then be required to prove why they overran it? Would it really be that difficult?

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 22, 2016 02:55 AM (+YMhA)


Again, because hospitals don't have to worry about dealing with 'customers". They almost always deal with third-party payers. That's one of the main problems.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 03:08 AM (zc3Db)

617 #595

They could if the regulatory environment encouraged it. There are places in the world where you can shop for a surgical procedure in a way that is largely reserved for cosmetic procedures or LASIK here. This has created a medical tourism industry that caters to the more affluent citizens of nations who don't want to settle for the government's version of medical care.

The biggest obstacle is that so often these things need to happen RIGHT NOW. Which is why health insurance would be fine if it were reserved for catastrophic situations. An example that has been used is to imagine what car maintenance would cost if it were part of your car insurance and as extensive as health care policies. Instead of picking the place with a good coupon for the latest oil change, you're told who you can go to and don't have a direct retail relationship with the service provider. Instead, your car insurer is the payer and wants to push the price down as low as they can to make money on your policy. The oil change place doesn't want to do it that cheap, so they'll inflate their claimed cost at every opportunity to make the percentage the insurer pays something they can actually live with.

Every place the free market has been applied to health care the results have been pretty good but it is so incredibly touchy it's impossible to convince many people that their care will likely improve if they're more directly involved in the purchase.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 03:08 AM (IdCqF)

618 @ publius/ tcn

Like everything else, the blame goes to government, in the case, by way of insurance companies.

Wind the clock back a ways. Doctors used to come to your house and make your prescription on your nightstand. If you didn't have money, they came anyhow and you'd give them a pie or a chicken if you got well.

Then government stared regulating the crap out of everything and the barn door opened up to giant compliance costs and endless lawsuits.

I know a doctor who had several occupational health clinics and wanted out entirely. We got to taking and he told me that a pack of sutures costs some outrageous amount. My response was, "I can get that at the craft store for less than a buck!". But, govenment mandates say you have to buy the individually packed, certified stuff. As if sterilizing a needle in China and marking it up 5000% for a government inspector makes it more sterile than a doctor in a lab.

There's a reason minute clinics, private ERs, and other cash driven healthcare is exploding. It's way cheaper, far better service, no bullshit and easier on everyone involved.

The core problem is the concept of actually paying for stuff is now discriminatory and hateful. The result is everyone cost 100x what it should, there is less off it, and the cost is born for many by increasingly few.

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 03:08 AM (71OEY)

619 599
@cthulhu



I worked for Xerox for a couple of years (99'-01'). They were
burning cash with flame throwers. I came in when their stock was
trading at $50 a share and left when it hit $7.

Posted by: Distant Observer at July 22, 2016 02:58 AM (E8UjU)


I have a particular point of interest with Xerox around 1984....a woman I knew went to work for them in El Segundo. I'd helped her through her Computer Science degree.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:11 AM (EzgxV)

620 " Willy - you're into the realm of "experiening" it. Super clean power
and transfer is a world apart from a loud stereo. Especially with the
right soundtrack.///

Yeah The big part of what you pay for that Walmart clearance wont do even for me who has wrecked his hearing is loud without distortion. Still have some of my 80s stuff for that.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:12 AM (mRvs9)

621 The core problem is the concept of actually paying for stuff is now discriminatory and hateful. The result is everyone cost 100x what it should, there is less off it, and the cost is born for many by increasingly few.
Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 03:08 AM (71OEY)

Remember kids, anything you subsidize, you get more of. And Sh*t Midas thought the government should subsidize 1/6 of the economy and take it over, because the hidebound, euthanizing British model of medical care is so much better than the aggressive and innovative American model.

*Looks for gas stove to stick head in before Obama ruins those, too*

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 22, 2016 03:14 AM (b2cFu)

622 Ha!

Line on Columbo -
Lady: " in your condition, I should call the police!"
Drunk - "in your condition, I should call a plastic surgeon."

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:18 AM (m1x3q)

623 610
I may be an audio snob, but being 50 and poor, I understand the "Walmart " at tide 100%.



But, if I found a great thrift store deal, I would grab that Denon receiver amp in a heartbeat.

I was maybe 18 the first time I heard a pair of Bose 901s. That
change your prespective on "listening to music, " Willy - you're into
the realm of "experiening" it. Super clean power and transfer is a world
apart from a loud stereo. Especially with the right soundtrack.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:05 AM (m1x3q)


The dorms at the University of Casual Sun-Bathing are interspersed with groves of eucalyptus trees, which can reflect sound in a variety of ways. One of the most amazing things I've ever experienced is Dark Side on 901's into a eucalyptus grove.....the trees throb, then sing.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:18 AM (EzgxV)

624 Got to travel to Europe a lot, ate Belgian chocolate, drank some pretty stiff beers, took a train to gay Paree, Saw the Arc de Triomphe, walked down and up the Champs-Élysées saw the glass pyramid, ate some snails, got insulted 3 or 4 times, eh.

Posted by: Bernie supporters full of gas at July 22, 2016 03:19 AM (VGNs+)

625 When you go to the doctor and pay $50 for an aspirin, here,s why:
1. You have to pay for a living wage lifetime benefits for Shanaynay, Offical Government Inspector 12 and Public Union Employee to not look at form 1001B
2. You have to pay for an administrative employee who has received her government required certification to fill out form 1001B, then pay again to send it to Shanaynay 5 times because she lost it
3. You have to pay for the aspirin that the 5 people ahead of you got for free because they are disenfranchised and you're a racist who wants grandma to eat dog food
4. Your aspirin need to offset the cost of everyone's free pap screen and birth control
5. You have to cover the accrual for the inevitable lawsuit that 2 out of the 5 people in front of you will file because the aspirin they got for free didn't cure their headache a week later.
6. What, you think that $3000 value website that the goverment paid $3 billion for is going to pay for itself?
7. Muslim outreach

Posted by: Damiano at July 22, 2016 03:20 AM (71OEY)

626 Oh fuck it, too much traffic here. Beep Beep See ya later.

Posted by: Bernie supporters full of gas at July 22, 2016 03:21 AM (VGNs+)

627 I have a particular point of interest with Xerox around 1984....a woman I knew went to work for them in El Segundo. I'd helped her through her Computer Science degree.
Posted by: cthulhu
----------------

OK. This sounds like a good Moron short story...

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:21 AM (m1x3q)

628 Line on Columbo -

Lady: " in your condition, I should call the police!"

Drunk - "in your condition, I should call a plastic surgeon.

Winston Churchill to Lady Astor:
"I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:22 AM (mRvs9)

629 The dorms at the University of Casual Sun-Bathing are interspersed with groves of eucalyptus trees, which can reflect sound in a variety of ways. One of the most amazing things I've ever experienced is Dark Side on 901's into a eucalyptus grove.....the trees throb, then sing.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:18 AM (EzgxV)


You forgot the part about the two hits of window pane.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 03:24 AM (zc3Db)

630 Damn you, Maet! There is not enough eye bleach in the world to remove those images of Yoko from my brain.

Why do you hate us?

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 03:24 AM (pFp74)

631 Oh, and good morning, horde. Nice to see the place hasn't closed yet.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 03:25 AM (pFp74)

632 You forgot the part about the two hits of window pane.

Is this where we get a lesson on glazing?

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:26 AM (mRvs9)

633 creeper, we're like Denny's, we never close.

Oh, and don't go in the restroom.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:26 AM (q7T0y)

634 Thanks for the tip, qdpsteve. If it's as bad as the barrel (been there, done that) it must be pretty horrendous.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 03:27 AM (pFp74)

635 I think they keep the barrel in the restroom. So yeah, it's *bad*..............

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:28 AM (q7T0y)

636 #605

Extremely gross. The simple fact is that Gates and others of his generation outside the big iron companies were more able to see what this technology could really mean to people on the individual level. DEC got it a little, being the upstarts who pushed what was then interactivity to make their mark on the world. The idea of real time interfaces was once considered a bit radical and terribly wasteful. Why would you want to give so much of the system to a single user, even th guy doing most of the coding?

If anything, Gates took a lot of crap from IBM before finally accepting they were never going to get it and the new young companies had to forge their destiny without the support or approval of the big iron makers. For several years, the amount of work put into OS/2 and Windows was very one-sided. OS/2 was the future while Windows was just a short term thing to let existing systems be useful as smart terminals to bigger systems. Eventually there would be desktops that were strong enough to fulfill all of the GUI dreams under OS/2.

But IBM didn't see it that way, outside of a small group within the Entry System division. They saw OS/2 as a way to keep the pesky micros from taking over and instead keeping them bound as extensions of the big iron. Just nicer terminals. The small computer business was caught between two extremes. IBM wanted to have boring terminals everywhere, where Apple wanted highly personal machines that were too pricey to ever reach the broader market and as Steve Jobs was dead set against licensing the platform to create a direct opponent to the PC, there was a gaping hole waiting to be filled. Microsoft resisted that for a long time, as it was hard getting the best devs interested in OS work when all of the glamour was regarded as being in applications. But somebody had to do it. Everybody else trying kept stumbling badly and not hitting the target. Companies like Commodore and Atari made stuff that was fun to mess with but couldn't reach enough to make the needed critical mass.

As Woody Allen once said, 90% of success is showing up. Any number of companies might have done it but all too often there was a failure to understand it needed doing. So a lot of it happened by default, giving the prize not for excellence so much as getting the least amount of things wrong.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 03:28 AM (IdCqF)

637 627
I have a particular point of interest with Xerox around 1984....a woman I knew went to work for them in El Segundo. I'd helped her through her Computer Science degree.

Posted by: cthulhu

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



OK. This sounds like a good Moron short story...

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:21 AM (m1x3q)


It's complicated -- I helped her with CompSci homework after my ex moved on; her ex slept with my ex; I slept with her; my buddy ended up with her as a gf while she worked at Xerox....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

638 Is this where we get a lesson on glazing?

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:26 AM (mRvs9)


Heh.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 03:29 AM (zc3Db)

639 So, when did we start using fingerprints to solve crimes?
I have 3 tv shows to go by.
Maybe not in the Bonanza days, but surely by the Columbo days, no?

Criminals didn't seem to care on Rockford or Columbo...

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:29 AM (m1x3q)

640 629
The dorms at the University of Casual Sun-Bathing are interspersed
with groves of eucalyptus trees, which can reflect sound in a variety of
ways. One of the most amazing things I've ever experienced is Dark Side
on 901's into a eucalyptus grove.....the trees throb, then sing.....



Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:18 AM (EzgxV)



You forgot the part about the two hits of window pane.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 03:24 AM (zc3Db)


That's the weird bit -- totally straight, that's what it sounded like.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:30 AM (EzgxV)

641 The Left will fall in lock-step behind Hillary. The revolt of the Bernie-ites will have all the impact the PUMAS had in '08. The Left would never have anything like NeverTrump. Only the preening, self-righteous "principled conservatives" are capable of such self-immolation.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 22, 2016 03:30 AM (Y/5qL)

642 So a lot of it happened by default, giving the prize not for excellence so much as getting the least amount of things wrong.///

So like picking a wife.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:30 AM (mRvs9)

643 632
You forgot the part about the two hits of window pane.

Is this where we get a lesson on glazing?


Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:26 AM (mRvs9)


Mayyyyyybeeeeee.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:31 AM (EzgxV)

644 Epobirs, I think I get it: Gates sought to fill the gap between big boring business boxes designed for 1000 user workstations, and 'fun' machines that were more or less for entertainment purposes only.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:32 AM (q7T0y)

645 So much stuff went wrong with IBM it's a challenge to rank which failing was the greater handicap.


I don't know the things. I thought the origin story was simple.

Bill Gates said "use my O/S" and IBM said "sure, hardware matters and software doesn't".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 03:32 AM (1xUj/)

646 cthulhu, sounds like a great TV series!!

Maybe we should try and get it developed... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:32 AM (q7T0y)

647 639 So, when did we start using fingerprints to solve crimes?
I have 3 tv shows to go by.
Maybe not in the Bonanza days, but surely by the Columbo days, no?

Criminals didn't seem to care on Rockford or Columbo...

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:29 AM (m1x3q)



According to Wikipedia: "Fingerprint analysis, in use since the early 20th century, has led to many crimes being solved."

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2016 03:34 AM (bMG0w)

648 646 cthulhu, sounds like a great TV series!!

Maybe we should try and get it developed... :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve
-------------------------
If you could set it in the right time period.
It sounds like Three's Company meets Too Close For Comfort.
I'd probably watch.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:36 AM (m1x3q)

649 I used to give a girl a car ride to Vo Tech school. She wanted to pay for gas with acid. I was too afraid. I've done many things but never acid.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:36 AM (mRvs9)

650 Chi, LOL.

I know modern-day forensics really have revolutionized police detective work... but it's ridiculous how it's portrayed in TV shows today, where it's treated like it's *magic.*

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:37 AM (q7T0y)

651 qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:32 AM (q7T0y)

The wife, her IT tech, his student, and what the parrot saw ...

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at July 22, 2016 03:37 AM (AoK0a)

652 Chi, definitely.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:37 AM (q7T0y)

653 Adriane, LOL.

Don't forget the pesky landlord who's always butting in, and the brusque-but-oh-so-loveable boss.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:38 AM (q7T0y)

654 649 I used to give a girl a car ride to Vo Tech school. She wanted to pay for gas with acid. I was too afraid. I've done many things but never acid.


Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:36 AM (mRvs9)



https://youtu.be/y_Ey3AucXFc

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2016 03:39 AM (bMG0w)

655 "You'll see colors you never knew existed!!"

"Uh... gee, well, I, uh..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:39 AM (q7T0y)

656 Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2016 03:39 AM (bMG0w)

No I've done that 2 ways.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:41 AM (mRvs9)

657
According to Wikipedia: "Fingerprint analysis, in use since the early 20th century, has led to many crimes being solved."

Posted by: buzzion
----------------------
Really... Really?
Go know. I'm afraid to throw a water balloon full of roundup across the street because of DNA evidence, but 30 years ago they were shooting guys in the back and dropping the gun .
Life ain't fair.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:42 AM (m1x3q)

658 Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:36 AM (mRvs9)

It would be best if you know the person and the person knows acid. Otherwise, I think it's healthy to be very wary. Acid is serious stuff.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 03:44 AM (zc3Db)

659 646
cthulhu, sounds like a great TV series!!



Maybe we should try and get it developed... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:32 AM (q7T0y)


It reminds me of that brief window when I was young and stupid and went "all-in" on sexual relationships. It is true that I haven't been as giddily ecstatic since, but I also have not been as reckless.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:45 AM (EzgxV)

660 Really... Really?

Go know. I'm afraid to throw a water balloon full of roundup across
the street because of DNA evidence, but 30 years ago they were shooting
guys in the back and dropping the gun .

Life ain't fair.///

Disposable Nitrile gloves are cheap.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:46 AM (mRvs9)

661 cthulhu, so it's official. We'll get Charlie Sheen to play you... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:46 AM (q7T0y)

662 649 I used to give a girl a car ride to Vo Tech school. She wanted to pay for gas with acid. I was too afraid. I've done many things but never acid.
Posted by: Willy J.
----------------
You never missed much, believe me. It's straight up poison.

You should've had the placard on your dash - "gas, grass or ass - nobody rides for free"
Did you drive a van?

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:48 AM (m1x3q)

663 Well, it's late and I gotta call it a night all. Thanks for the great chat!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:48 AM (q7T0y)

664 I'm afraid to throw a water balloon full of roundup across the street because of DNA evidence, but 30 years ago they were shooting guys in the back and dropping the gun .

As long as they took the cannoli, it's all good.

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at July 22, 2016 03:50 AM (AoK0a)

665 Yoko !!!!

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at July 22, 2016 03:50 AM (AoK0a)

666 More Yoko !!!

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at July 22, 2016 03:50 AM (AoK0a)

667 It would be best if you know the person and the person knows acid.
Otherwise, I think it's healthy to be very wary. Acid is serious stuff.///

I knew who was making it for her to sell. Didn't trust him and after that didn't trust anybody. I wasn't against the high just wanted to survive it.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:50 AM (mRvs9)

668 666
More Yoko !!!

Oh Fuck this can't be good.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:52 AM (mRvs9)

669 G'night, steve.
Just because:

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

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 03:55 AM (m1x3q)

670 I took a vacation day today. Now I have to figure out how early/late to stay up.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:57 AM (mRvs9)

671 661
cthulhu, so it's official. We'll get Charlie Sheen to play you... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2016 03:46 AM (q7T0y)


More like Michael Douglas -- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106856/

Posted by: cthulhu at July 22, 2016 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

672 Well, Willy,
If you had that windowpane, you'd be up 'til Sunday afternoon.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 04:02 AM (m1x3q)

673 I wasn't against the high just wanted to survive it.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 03:50 AM (mRvs9)


I've had bad trips. You get through them. They're no fun (until you look back on them) and they just seem to go on forever ... but you get through them.

Frankly, the most intense trip I ever had was on shrooms. A friend brought a couple of bags of dried shrooms to us in New York. I asked her how many we should eat and she just shrugged, "I don't know, eat them." and I just ate handfuls and handfuls .... That was some night. The visuals were just out of this world. Literally.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 04:02 AM (zc3Db)

674 My ADD tells me it's time to sign off.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 22, 2016 04:03 AM (mRvs9)

675 I've had bad trips. You get through them. They're no fun (until you look back on them) and they just seem to go on forever ... but you get through them.


I did acid a small handful of times. It's different from other drugs where you can pass out or just talk too much.

It's a train and when you're on it it keeps going until it decides to stop.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 04:05 AM (1xUj/)

676 It's a train and when you're on it it keeps going until it decides to stop.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2016 04:05 AM (1xUj/)


Yep. And it goes a long time. It's a real commitment, to paraphrase what the surfer dude said in "Point Break".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2016 04:10 AM (zc3Db)

677 It's a train and when you're on it it keeps going until it decides to stop.

So Democracy is a bad acid trip, ya?

Posted by: Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... at July 22, 2016 04:10 AM (AoK0a)

678 G'night, Willy.
Rest well, and dream of large women.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 04:12 AM (m1x3q)

679 #645

Naw, it was almost entirely IBM's spec on OS/2. Some of the people involved have written books about their time in the trenches. One area that involved some major battle was trying to get IBM to make OS/2 more appealing to consumers. All IBM really cared about was having something they could easily use as a target to port stuff from the minis and mainframes in order to sell to the existing customers rather than the far greater market that was still largely untapped then. They tried to turn things around with OS/2 3 Warp but by then the other division had taken notice and were actively seeking to undermine the Entry System people at any opportunity, putting the future of their division ahead of the fortunes of the entire company.

The smart thing to do would have been to shift some types of development to the smaller systems while seeking new roles for the higher end machines. But that just wasn't the way they thought and the people whose job it was to defuse this kind of situation were alternately clueless or even encouraged the behavior in the belief that this infighting was somehow good for the company in the long term.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 22, 2016 04:15 AM (IdCqF)

680
Good morning, Skip.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 04:21 AM (m1x3q)

681 Wow that was torture
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2016 04:24 AM (bksJQ)

682 Acid scared the socks off me. I was a case of arrested development...never got past the weed. Someone shared a couple of lines with me once. My reaction: "Screw this. Roll me another one."


Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 04:26 AM (pFp74)

683 It was torture, indeed, Skip...especially with those white spaces that tempted you to believe the attack was over. Then Maet comes back with Yoko and pounds you another eighteen inches into the ground.

{note to self} Buy mouse with faster scroll button.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 04:28 AM (pFp74)

684 strange how many folks up thread are talking about disappearing when you can read their poasts.

maybe the hamsters are allergic to Yoko?

lord knows any other sane creature is.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2016 04:40 AM (wIatL)

685 Really?
My timing was impeccable.

Piffle! Balderdash!
Good day, sir.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 04:40 AM (m1x3q)

686 So totally OT and apropos of absolutely nothing, I saw a hummingbird working a spider web yesterday, picking the bugs out of it. Didn't know hummingbirds ate bugs.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 04:42 AM (pFp74)

687 I said good day!

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 04:43 AM (m1x3q)

688 Well, good day to you, too, sir!

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 04:44 AM (pFp74)

689 Didn't know hummingbirds ate bugs.

Bad acid trip. It thought they were berries ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ornithology Critic ... at July 22, 2016 04:44 AM (AoK0a)

690 That got a laugh, Adriane. A badly needed laugh. Thanks.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 04:46 AM (pFp74)

691 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diE1GClCoMA

Posted by: Adriane the Good Day Critic ... at July 22, 2016 04:47 AM (AoK0a)

692 Yeah, I thought hummingbirds only fed on nectar, myself.
Of couse, on the right coast we only get the ruby throated hummer. Any other is a rare visitor.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 04:48 AM (m1x3q)

693
Just looking in from the wilds of my week at Scout camp, which has another day to run.

I'll stick with the homesick eleven-year-olds and daily reports of a bear sighted in camp reports, thank you.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2016 04:49 AM (m74A9)

694 Let's see.

Posted by: JROD #NeverTrump/GOPe at July 22, 2016 04:51 AM (wnwJC)

695 Votermom advocates a skip breakfast, so
1 cup of cheerios
1 cup of 5 min oatmeal in milk with raisins and cinnamon
2 cups coffee

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2016 04:54 AM (bksJQ)

696 Garrett, a nightstick, repeated forceful assembly required.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 22, 2016 04:58 AM (gyKtp)

697 hummers eat bugs for protein and trace elements, and use nectar/feeders for basic calories.

they also harvest spider webs to build nests with, along with other material.

(we have hundreds of them in our yard year round, as we have numeri feeders, as well as other attractants)

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2016 05:00 AM (wIatL)

698 Sorry about the outage just then. IBM killed the hamsters.

Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at July 22, 2016 05:22 AM (2yngH)

699 Sorry about the outage just then. IBM killed the hamsters.

BS!! You had to take a massive Hillary and hit the hold button until it was over.

Posted by: Bruce at July 22, 2016 05:26 AM (8ikIW)

700 Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2016 05:00 AM (wIatL)

Thank you for this.

I have a bumper crop of spiders this year and no flowers that hummers would be interested in, yet I have a steady parade of birds past the evergreens where the spider webs are. Now I know why.

If you're lucky, you learn something new every day.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 05:28 AM (pFp74)

701 698 Sorry about the outage just then. IBM killed the hamsters.
Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters
---------------------

I thought it was just on my end.
Hey - I don't say it enough-
Thank You, Pixy. You rock. Throw another hamster on the barbie - this one's on me.

Posted by: Chi at July 22, 2016 05:29 AM (tzSAX)

702 Outage? I just thought everyone had gone back to sleep.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 05:29 AM (pFp74)

703 Pixy - thanks for the update. Stay sane. "We are spirits in the a-digital world, are spirits in the a-digital world *80s guitar solo* ... "

Posted by: Adriane the Good Day Critic ... at July 22, 2016 05:34 AM (AoK0a)

704 redc1c4 at July 22, 2016 05:00 AM (wIatL)

I didn't know that, either ...

Had some come by in spring for the penstemon flowers, but the flowers have gone to seed & stems are starting to scorch.

Posted by: Adriane the Good Day Critic ... at July 22, 2016 05:36 AM (AoK0a)

705 I figured it was a reboot of some kind but unusually the site came up but no comments.
Oh well.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2016 05:37 AM (bksJQ)

706 Good morning.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 22, 2016 05:38 AM (XNdCd)

707 Oy.

Rosebuds are red,
And I gathered them while I may'd,
But they made me put them back,
& promise to stay away ...

Good Night / Morning, all

Posted by: Adriane the Good Day Critic ... at July 22, 2016 05:38 AM (AoK0a)

708 Last cup of coffee for the short road trip.
Stay safe horde

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2016 05:39 AM (bksJQ)

709 Good nite Adriane.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 22, 2016 05:40 AM (XNdCd)

710 Wow, that was obsessive.

Posted by: fluffy at July 22, 2016 05:41 AM (eiFlk)

711 All I can do is recall the long-ago (like 1993) words of Howard Stern: imagine no royalties, Yoko.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:41 AM (0MKRD)

712 Reading the recent comments. . . we put out no feeders, but we always have hummingbirds for some reason, year round. Maybe because of our huge trees.

Right now, of course, we have plenty flowers with nectar that they like.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:44 AM (0MKRD)

713 Over the river and through the woods,
To Grandmother's house we go. . .

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:45 AM (0MKRD)

714 Good morning, Vic! Long time no converse with!

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:45 AM (0MKRD)

715 How cruel was that? We go from Ivanka to Yoko at light speed. I call foul.

Okay, guys. A show of hands, and let's be honest.

Lady Ivanka or Princess Chelsea in your dreams? You only get one.

Posted by: Hank at July 22, 2016 05:46 AM (wv7Zv)

716 Posted by: Adriane the Good Day Critic ... at July 22, 2016 05:38 AM (AoK0a)

Gathering daisies is politically incorrect now. Daisies have feelings too, you know.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 05:46 AM (pFp74)

717 potrzebie

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:47 AM (0MKRD)

718 'Morning, Otis. Is your avatar still my empty chair?

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 05:48 AM (pFp74)

719 Unfair! First Maet draws us in with that gorgeous babe, then below the fold pic after pic of an ugly troll. I would never do that to my fellow Morons.


VNN coming up in just a few.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

720 No, it's my recently passed cat. And it's still evening to me, sadly.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:52 AM (0MKRD)

721 Vic, isn't that ginger a little young to call gorgeous?

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:53 AM (0MKRD)

722 I still got it. I am the ONT killer.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:56 AM (0MKRD)

723 I can't really tell just viewing her head, but they are all "young" to me anyway.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

724 I've been that since the Rum days.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:57 AM (0MKRD)

725 Me too, Vic.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:58 AM (0MKRD)

726 So, I've been away for a while, but judging from your nic you are left uneasy buy our binary choices as I am, I gather, Vic.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:59 AM (0MKRD)

727 Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, July 22, 2016. On this day in 1934 outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, John Dillinger was gunned down by FBI agents after being ratted out by a madam who he did business with. She did this to get a pardon for her own criminal offenses.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

728 RNC convention/Trump update


http://tinyurl.com/zxpoue4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

729 Arrgh. "By our binary choices", that is.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:59 AM (0MKRD)

730 Aw, Otis. I'm sorry about the cat. They sure leave an empty place when they're gone, don't they?

Much better avatar, though. That chair was beginning to grow moss.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 05:59 AM (pFp74)

731 Russians bomb a secret US base in Syria. Obama does nothing. Why are we there to begin with because Obama has no intent on doing anything about muzzie terrorists there.


http://tinyurl.com/zetqm24

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

732 A rare sword worth over $100K goes up for auction. And no, it is not a Toledo Salamanca.


http://tinyurl.com/glakwks

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

733 Vic, wasn't he watching "Manhattan Melodrama"?

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:00 AM (0MKRD)

734 Aside from the lovely redhead, this must be some sort of punishment I think.

Posted by: Daniel at July 22, 2016 06:00 AM (Ur3Wo)

735 Scankles can't stand Trump getting all the press so she will make her VP choice known today. She has added Booker to the list.


http://tinyurl.com/gtwdpn9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

736 The last remaining VHS manufacturer is finally ceasing production.


http://tinyurl.com/jm9ckzf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

737 Ailes is finally out at Fox, no word on the other people who were said to be going with him.


http://tinyurl.com/hu2kg2s

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

738 The DOJ has blocked a merger between to insurance giants in the healthcare industry. Gee, Obama had no problems with the buyout/merger of Duke and Progress Energy to form the largest mega-energy giant in the country. Could that be because the Duke CEO gave him a shit-ton of stockholder's money?


http://tinyurl.com/zp5w3vy

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

739 The NBA will move the 2017 all-star game out of Charlotte to bow down to the Gaystapo on the bathroom laws in NC. Ho-hum, who gives a rat turd? Certainly not I.


http://tinyurl.com/zcbauke

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

740 Gee another police shooting of an "unarmed man" with his hands up lying on the ground. One wonders what the MFM is hiding on this one.


http://tinyurl.com/hmopw2p

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

741 More TSA sex abuse of passengers. Why have not the Republicans in congress moved to get rid of this Democrat created crap agency and turned airport security back over to private contractors? I know, rhetorical question.


http://tinyurl.com/zvsanzj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

742 Even more scandals exposed at the SS. Is there any federal agency that has not gone to shit under Obama? Ans: no.


http://tinyurl.com/j4b2ya4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

743 The DNC wants the courts to keep their convention donor list secret.


http://tinyurl.com/zp7t5s3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

744 Hush, ya'll. I can't hear Vic's news. And we shouldn't be interrupting him like this.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:02 AM (pFp74)

745 Today's awww shucks moment. Tx man saves a baby deer from drowning in a lake. Question; how did the deer get in the lake to begin with?


http://tinyurl.com/j3jjpak

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

746 Former inspector rats out Obama labor secretary for covering up corruption at OSHA.


http://tinyurl.com/h8r3t5q

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

747 Somehow i think North Carolina will survive.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 22, 2016 06:03 AM (XNdCd)

748 Judge shreds Freddy Gray prosecution; corrupt AG Mosby doesn't even show up.


http://tinyurl.com/j8mk77x

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

749 Thanks, creeper. Adam passed at 6 from a rapacious cancer on Mother's Day. I am only now beginning to start to process the loss. He did not show symptoms until the Wednesday before, and we found out on Friday.

There are pictures of him on the group. He was a magnificent Maine coon who was my constant companion. Dog-like but still definitely feline, as the best cats are.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:03 AM (0MKRD)

750 NRA executive calls Scankles a liar. He will have to get in line.


http://tinyurl.com/grv8w6r

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

751 Black activist in upstate SC is suing racist thugs in BLM.


http://tinyurl.com/gndz9jh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

752 Yet another foreign policy win for Obama as Iran thumbs its nose at him and muley.


http://tinyurl.com/hk4dx2r

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

753 I guess VT Democrats have not got the message yet. They didn't know the DNC controlled their delegate picks for the convention.


http://tinyurl.com/zoor9qj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

754 Commie thugs in the BLM group and the anarchists who promised anarchy at the RNC convention barely showed up.


http://tinyurl.com/zmzwwur

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

755 Vic, I've shut out the NBA anyway. At least until the Lakers are good again.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:04 AM (0MKRD)

756 Probably because there were 6,000 cops there. That's 6,000 hickory haircuts administered to a few thugs.


http://tinyurl.com/h3z4oa7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

757 BB quotes and links Ace.


http://tinyurl.com/zca76zc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

758 Grass root watchdogs excoriate Obama's crony corruption in the green solar scam.


http://tinyurl.com/hq4j3c2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

759 Those creditors that were sold out by the Republican cave on the PR bailout are suing. In an honest court they would win. But we haven't had any honest courts at the federal level in at least 8 years if not longer.


http://tinyurl.com/zc6l3tq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

760 Great line from the RNC convention you will never hear from the MFM:


Every time we can't drill a well in America, terrorism is being funded!


http://tinyurl.com/zccykxk

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

761 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/hv3wp34


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

762 Thanks Vic.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 22, 2016 06:06 AM (XNdCd)

763 Holy cow, Vic. That's gotta be a record for bad news.

Sorry about the interruption. You got rolling just a bit early. Shoulda checked before running my fingers.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:08 AM (pFp74)

764 726
So, I've been away for a while, but judging from your nic you are left uneasy buy our binary choices as I am, I gather, Vic.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 05:59 AM (0MKRD)

I added that last line to my nic after the Repukes sold us out "just one more time" before the primaries even started.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:08 AM (mpXpK)

765 Bless you as always, Vic. You are as constant as the North Star.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:08 AM (0MKRD)

766 My people on the ground in Cleveland said nothing happened. It was a festive atmosphere the whole time even when they trolled the few dem supporters.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at July 22, 2016 06:08 AM (E8UjU)

767 Re: the North Miami cop shooting the guy with hands up...I don't think this one is going to turn out well unless there's a heluva lot more to this story than we're seeing now.

Toy truck = gun? That's going to be a hard sell.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:10 AM (pFp74)

768 Vic, that shows how long I have been away. But I feel the same way, and it saddens me, for I have documentation that my family has been Republican since Lincoln.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:10 AM (0MKRD)

769 755
Vic, I've shut out the NBA anyway. At least until the Lakers are good again.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:04 AM (0MKRD)

I gave up on the NBA before I graduated from HS long ago. I gave up on college BB soon after that too.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

770 You are wiser than I, Vic, but I have my father's memory to carry on, and he was an inveterate sportsman. In that respect, it's a blessing that the Rams have returned. In other respects, I'd rather have the Chargers back.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:13 AM (0MKRD)

771 Otis, was Adam a young cat? It's always harder when they haven't had a chance to run the full race.

A friend took a six-month-old lab puppy in last week to have her spayed. The puppy' heart stopped after anesthesia was administered. They got it going again but she never came back out of it. She was euthanized day before yesterday.

RIP, Adam. Clearly, you were loved.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:14 AM (pFp74)

772 767
Re: the North Miami cop shooting the guy with hands up...I don't think
this one is going to turn out well unless there's a heluva lot more to
this story than we're seeing now.

Toy truck = gun? That's going to be a hard sell.


Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:10 AM (pFp74)

From the article the escapee guy was playing with the truck. The guy who was trying to catch him to return him to the "hospital" was the one shot.

And like the previous shootings you have to be wary of the initial press reports. They are often inaccurate, if not outright lies. he LA shooting is a prime example. They are still not reporting that one accurately.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 06:15 AM (mpXpK)

773 I wonder if people are aware that the picture of the cute red head at the top of the header is just that. A picture, using ball point pens.

Posted by: Drider at July 22, 2016 06:18 AM (6Xbsz)

774 Vic, I'm inclined toward supporting cops in most instances. I sent sandwich trays to three area PD's after the massacre in Dallas. Butt this one doesn't pass the smell test, at least so far.

Trying to reserve judgment but at this point there doesn't seem to be much working in the cop's favor.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:20 AM (pFp74)

775 Thanks, creeper. I'm tearing up here. Yes, Adam was a huge Maine coon--42 inches long nose to tail--who gave us no reason to fear until five days before the end. He was a noble, lion-like cat who never left my side. He went to the vet regularly, but they don't look for existential problems in vital six-year-old cats.

But there is someone who always has a harder burden to bear. As bereaved as I still am, I cannot imagine the horror of losing a six-month-old puppy to anaesthesia---especially because we have three former puppies too. All my empathy and sympathy to your friend's loss.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:22 AM (0MKRD)

776 With all the other crud going on, I'm deriving a great deal of happiness from the fact that the Angels have won six in a row.

I ask little of God.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:27 AM (0MKRD)

777 Otis, we conducted a death watch here a couple of weeks ago for my Standard Poodle, Sasha. The vet was scheduled to come and euthanize her at 7:30 AM. I was a basket case but the morons were rocks.

As it turned out, the vet couldn't bring himself to do it. He gave her a whopping steroid shot that has bought her three good weeks so far.

I wish they could have done the same for Adam. Sorry you had to go through that but I know the love was worth it.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:28 AM (pFp74)

778
Q: What do [certain starving third world types] and Yoko Ono have in common?

A: They both live off dead beatles.

Posted by: Shecky at July 22, 2016 06:31 AM (PIDPV)

779 Thanks, creeper. I am so very happy that Sasha is still abiding. And I love your vet! God bless him.

We had no choice. Adam passed away at home, with us, unaided, brave to the very end. If he had not been so very brave, perhaps we could have done something for him.

I love poodles. We had small standard poodles (knishes) growing up. I cannot convince my wife that poodles are actual dogs, but with two Malamutes and a Coonhound, I have little reason to whine.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:34 AM (0MKRD)

780 And I should add that here in Pasadena, a Coonhound is a rara avis indeed. He's like what we call a liquidambar, here a prized specimen tree, but in the South very common indeed.

But then, our Travis wouldn't be common anywhere.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:36 AM (0MKRD)

781 Sorry to hear about the loss of Adam and the puppy. Lost my Ginger girl 2 months ago from bladder cancer. Be hopeful. Spring will bloom again. Sending prayers.

Posted by: Madxmom at July 22, 2016 06:39 AM (Ii5dF)

782 I've never had a pet who didn't bring more joy than pain, even at the end. It hurts but it's worth it.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:41 AM (pFp74)

783 Jeebus, Breitbart has thirty-three THOUSAND comments on their "Cruz is a traitor" thread.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:43 AM (pFp74)

784 "I've never had a pet who didn't bring more joy than pain, even at the end. It hurts but it's worth it."

Speaking of pets, I have Jay Cost locked in a trunk over here. We call him the gimp and only bring him out on special occasions.

Posted by: Drider at July 22, 2016 06:44 AM (6Xbsz)

785 6:40 am. You are One Sick puppy Maet. That screwed my whole Friday.

Posted by: Kafiroon at July 22, 2016 06:44 AM (XC73B)

786 Thanks, Madxmom. We are waiting for a relative of Adam as I speak. Another of our cats mourns him as profoundly as do I, a cat whom Adam received immediately as a rescue, and he is less consolable than I am. He, and we, can use all the prayers we can get. And they are returned.

When my faith is questioned, I think of Rainbow Bridge and I think to myself, that makes sense. God is good that way.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:45 AM (0MKRD)

787 782 I've never had a pet who didn't bring more joy than pain, even at the end. It hurts but it's worth it."

Creeper, that's PRECISELY it. If I were ruled by pain, I would never ever again get another pet. But all I want to do now is get another Maine coon kitten in honor of Adam's memory. God gave us dominion over the animals so that we might understand a little of his perspective. . .

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:51 AM (0MKRD)

788 >>Probably because there were 6,000 cops there. That's 6,000 hickory haircuts administered to a few thugs.

Awesome - they did an excellent job. Thought for sure it was going to be a sh#tshow.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2016 06:51 AM (NOIQH)

789 Well, if I expect to get anything done tomorrow I must sleep now. Good night, good friends.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:52 AM (0MKRD)

790 I think the dems and the msm are starting to figure it out. I read an editorial this morning on how Trump must be stopped because he will get us out of NATO. The writers main point was that if Trump gets elected he will ignore laws that he doesn't like and not enforce them.

Unenforced irony should burn.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 22, 2016 06:53 AM (iONHu)

791 "Unenforced irony should burn."

I suspect you mean unforced irony, but yes. Exactly. And let it burn!

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 22, 2016 06:55 AM (0MKRD)

792 Caught the Morning Joe crew's reaction - all but Mike Barnicle got it, looked concerned. Joe flat-out said to Barnicle, "He wasn't speaking to us, who live in a bubble, he was speaking to millions of American to whom this is their reality [crime, joblessness, etc.]."
So, next segment they go back to the comfort of bashing Ted Cruz.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2016 06:56 AM (NOIQH)

793 'Night, Otis. Sleep well, pet-lover.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 06:57 AM (pFp74)

794 Good Morning Everybody.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 22, 2016 07:00 AM (WVsWD)

795 'Morning, Tim.

Raining there yet?

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:00 AM (pFp74)

796 That's all I got.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 22, 2016 07:02 AM (WVsWD)

797 This solar minimum is great for global cooling but it is playing havoc with my radio reception. My local FM station which is located about 3 miles away is fading in and out.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 07:03 AM (mpXpK)

798 Don't worry. Vic had lots...all of it bad.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:03 AM (pFp74)

799 Raining there yet?

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:00 AM (pFp74)

Todat is the one day hwew rain was not forcast. So give it a few minutes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 22, 2016 07:03 AM (WVsWD)

800 We're being punished.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 22, 2016 07:04 AM (SzZnW)

801 I swear the forecaster never even bother to look out the window. I've seen "Sunny" as the current prediction when it was pouring. Forecasts are worthless these days. They get so lost in the computer models they haven't a clue what's really happening out there.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:05 AM (pFp74)

802 sven, we probably are. After eight years of letting Obastard skate we deserve it.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:06 AM (pFp74)

803 798
Don't worry. Vic had lots...all of it bad.


Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:03 AM (pFp74)

Lots of what?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 07:06 AM (mpXpK)

804 Check that. One of the Cats came in. Soaked. So it;s already rained.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 22, 2016 07:07 AM (WVsWD)

805

MSNBC, CNN, Dems

Dark, bleak, fearing, speech.

MSNBC: "It's not a speech for us. It's a speech for those that are hurting." No shit.

They keep showing their elite lines. They don't feel it. They don't see it.

No shit.

Bubble.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:07 AM (qCMvj)

806

Fact checking time.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:08 AM (qCMvj)

807

Still covering Ted...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:09 AM (qCMvj)

808 See how bummed I am? I;m using semi colons instead of apostrophes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 22, 2016 07:09 AM (WVsWD)

809 CNN looking for everything wrong with Trumps speech...venting it, and now they are waiting for the glorious Hillary speech, which will be a speech of the ages...

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2016 07:09 AM (HQP2c)

810 Lots of "something" as opposed to the nothing Tim had.

This isn't coming out well, is it?

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:09 AM (pFp74)

811 As I expected, Trumps speech is being described as dark, angry, a bleak vision of the future. And those are the more positive reviews.

The MSM can't allow anything to break the LIV's happy bubble.

Posted by: Ripley at July 22, 2016 07:10 AM (1BQGO)

812 >>MSNBC: "It's not a speech for us. It's a speech for those that are hurting." No shit.


Love that the same people who have been hyping the OMG GUN VIOLENCE!!! story to push for gun control are suddenly lecturing us that Trump is wrong, crime is down. Funny how that works.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2016 07:10 AM (NOIQH)

813 They keep showing their elite lines. They don't feel it. They don't see it.



No shit.



Bubble.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:07 AM (qCMvj)
Good. May they be blindsided in November.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:11 AM (pFp74)

814 812 Love that the same people who have been hyping the
OMG GUN VIOLENCE!!! story to push for gun control are suddenly lecturing
us that Trump is wrong, crime is down. Funny how that works.


Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2016 07:10 AM (NOIQH)

Logic has never been a strong point for liberals.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 07:12 AM (mpXpK)

815 That was a good speech last night.

I even like how the MSM media is phrasing the tone..

Angry Savior.

People should be angry after 8 years of this crap.

As the saying goes, If you ain't angry, you haven't been paying attention.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 22, 2016 07:13 AM (1J8Kd)

816 Chicago celebrates the end of the RNC with 1 dead, 12 shot...sort of average for a Thursday.

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2016 07:13 AM (HQP2c)

817 >>>The last remaining VHS manufacturer is finally ceasing production.
.
.
.
.Vic you don't spring that kind of news on people without some sort of buildup.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 22, 2016 07:14 AM (iONHu)

818 Logic has never been a strong point for liberals.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 07:12 AM (mpXpK)
Lib sis informed me the other day that the Koran does not order Muslims to "kill the infidel".
I have every confidence that if I'd quoted her chapter and verse where it says that her response would have been, "But that's not what it means!"You can't get through that shell of ignorance and denial.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:14 AM (pFp74)

819 Well, after 8 years of Obama lying to us about everything - unemployment numbers ridiculously low, terrorism is really workplace violence, the war in Iraq is over, Iran is an ally, etc. - it was nice to have the truth listed out, for all it's awfulness.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2016 07:16 AM (NOIQH)

820

WSJ, Peggy Noonan

Trump and the Unknowable Moment
His speech was neither eloquent nor lofty, but it was powerful.


She covers the highs and lows and ends with:

...It was not an eloquent speech, not lofty, very plain and blunt. It covered a lot of territory and went too long. It had no leavening humor. It is strange to see a New Yorker so uninterested in wit. It was at points too hyped and declarative, and it was sometimes grandiose.

But it was powerful. After reading a copy of the speech leaked in advance by a mischief maker, an anti-Trump conservative intellectual emailed me. "He's going to win," he said. The moment at least was not unknowable to him.


I got the sense he would win too, but that might be the convention "high." Anything can happen from now until election day, and the debates might be tough for him. We'll see. He'll have to be fast on his feet with Clinton. She will lie with ease, and he needs to know she's lying, with facts, to fight back.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:16 AM (qCMvj)

821 "That was a good speech last night. "

That was an excellent speech last night and it was delivered with some real passion. Plus not one damn word about you know who.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 22, 2016 07:16 AM (WVsWD)

822 As I expected, Trumps speech is being described as dark, angry, a bleak vision of the future. And those are the more positive reviews.

The MSM can't allow anything to break the LIV's happy bubble.
Posted by: Ripley at July 22, 2016 07:10 AM (1BQGO)


Morning Joe Joe was blaming social media for the fear and dark events. "They've always been there, but now there is social media."

BS, yes there has always been bad events, but not like this.

They did, to their credit, admit they are the ones that feed the fear on the news 24/7. That was a shocker.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:18 AM (qCMvj)

823 >>>"Unenforced irony should burn."



I suspect you mean unforced irony, but yes. Exactly. And let it burn!
,.
.
.Yes that's what I meant. Not sure I can blame that one on auto correct, but it is worth a try.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 22, 2016 07:18 AM (iONHu)

824 Thee Republican Party was seriously wounded Thursday night by an
orange-hued heathen who, after months of battering conservatives with
divisive, xenophobic and often nonsensical rhetoric, dropped the
once-proud party of Lincoln to its knees by accepting its nomination for
president

Ahhh, the poetry of the CT....

Chicago Tribune

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2016 07:18 AM (HQP2c)

825 Love that the same people who have been hyping the OMG GUN VIOLENCE!!! story to push for gun control are suddenly lecturing us that Trump is wrong, crime is down. Funny how that works.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2016 07:10 AM (NOIQH)


You nailed it. And they admitted it in general.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:20 AM (qCMvj)

826

CNN had some idiot on earlier denying all of the stats Trump was stating last night.

But he was right. She was tooling around with the years and time frames to fit her agenda.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:21 AM (qCMvj)

827 820>> Peggy Noonan has absolutely zero credibility as a person with political sense and awareness. For that matter, anyone who voted for Captain Asshat or supported him has zero credibility.

Posted by: CrothetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2016 07:21 AM (DIhU5)

828 "Chicago Tribune "

A once proud newspaper that any self respecting filthy hobo would not use as a blanket.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 22, 2016 07:21 AM (WVsWD)

829 I thought it was a damn good speech last night. It was very much like his rallies but more refined.

I think it is obvious. At least as a Trump supporter, that nobody is going to get everything that they want. Hell, we may not get half of what we want with Trump but what is clear to me is that the man will give his all to give me that 1/4 or 1//2 of what I want and that is a solid 1/4 and 1/2 of what we are getting now.

Trump 2016
There is no substitute.

Posted by: Drider at July 22, 2016 07:21 AM (6Xbsz)

830 And the MFM is not even waiting for the convention dust to settle before going all in on the attack against Trump and the Republican Party. if I was in the FEC I would classify them as an agent for the Democrats and say they either had to provide equal support of Republicans or cease operations.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 07:21 AM (mpXpK)

831 People should be angry after 8 years of this crap.

As the saying goes, If you ain't angry, you haven't been paying attention.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 22, 2016 07:13 AM (1J8Kd)


just look at the polling for where the country is going, the congress, etc

all time lows across the nation

those in the bubble don't feel it, they eat off of the rest of us

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:22 AM (qCMvj)

832 Peter Theil was excellent, too:

"I don't pretend to agree with every plank in our party's platform. But
fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline. When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet
Union. And we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who
gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real
problems. Who cares?"


Amen!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2016 07:22 AM (NOIQH)

833 eter Theil was excellent, too:

"I don't pretend to agree with every plank in our party's platform. But
fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline. When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet
Union. And we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who
gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real
problems. Who cares?"

Amen!!!

Right on. That guy rocks.

Posted by: Drider at July 22, 2016 07:23 AM (6Xbsz)

834 Well it is absolutely true that overall crime is down substantially from the highs of the 90s.

What hasn't changed is the MSM sensationalizing crime for their profit and purposes.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 22, 2016 07:25 AM (1J8Kd)

835 Peggy Noonan has absolutely zero credibility as a person with political sense and awareness. For that matter, anyone who voted for Captain Asshat or supported him has zero credibility.
Posted by: CrothetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2016 07:21 AM (DIhU5)


many do not know that she voted for tfg

my very conservative brother didn't know until I told him

she's still the most read on that oped page in the wsj, don't know why, but it's true - she has millions of followers all over the world

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:25 AM (qCMvj)

836 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 22, 2016 07:25 AM (ZQfW9)

837 Well it is absolutely true that overall crime is down substantially from the highs of the 90s.

What hasn't changed is the MSM sensationalizing crime for their profit and purposes.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 22, 2016 07:25 AM (1J8Kd)


Trump pointed out the recent uptick.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:26 AM (qCMvj)

838 Oh --- there it is! ---Chuck Todd called in "polarizing."
That's the word they use to describe anyone/anything that is effective for the other side.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2016 07:26 AM (NOIQH)

839 "When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet

Union. And we won."

We won the big picture war but the undercover KGB war on our culture took on a life of it's own and it is on the verge of destroying the country.

Posted by: Ripley at July 22, 2016 07:26 AM (1BQGO)

840

Posted by: CrothetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2016 07:21 AM (DIhU5)

This comment is why we need up-arrows.

Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:27 AM (pFp74)

841 I linked to a story a few weeks ago that said violent crime after years of dropping had leveled off and may actually be increasing again now. I viewed that as them getting ready for a Republican winning the WH instead of Scankles.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 07:28 AM (mpXpK)

842

heh

joe talking about tfg's "moses" statement vs trump wanting to fix infrastructure and how the Dems thought the "oceans receding" crap was so brilliant, and he's showing them bowing down to him

lol

oh yea

so true

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:28 AM (qCMvj)

843 The horror .. the horror

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at July 22, 2016 07:29 AM (rwI+c)

844 Morning all

And so it begins

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2016 07:29 AM (zp+j1)

845

before I went to bed, I checked the first few minutes of hannity

laura ingraham, rudy, hannity = giddy!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:30 AM (qCMvj)

846 This comment is why we need up-arrows.
Posted by: creeper at July 22, 2016 07:27 AM (pFp74)

With up arrows, comes great responsibility

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2016 07:30 AM (zp+j1)

847 841 I linked to a story a few weeks ago that said violent crime after years of dropping had leveled off and may actually be increasing again now.

I viewed that as them getting ready for a Republican winning the WH instead of Scankles.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party



Battlefield prep.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 22, 2016 07:30 AM (OKpu1)

848 Mornn'.

Up too late last night, awake too early this morning. Gonna be a long work day.

We political junkies pay for our addiction.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at July 22, 2016 07:30 AM (WlGX+)

849 "And so it begins"

You are stealing somebodies line there. Give me a minute and I'll remember who.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 22, 2016 07:30 AM (WVsWD)

850 >>I linked to a story a few weeks ago that said violent crime after years
of dropping had leveled off and may actually be increasing again now. I
viewed that as them getting ready for a Republican winning the WH
instead of Scankles.


Yep. Or to sell gun control.
Just like Obama whining that 13 year olds can more easily buy a gun than a book as the perfectly formed tear falls down his cheek.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2016 07:31 AM (NOIQH)

851 @837

Agreed with Trumps point.

What I'm echoing is others points is the MSM and the Donks seizing on and sensationalizing gun crime in an effort to frighten people into enacting gun control.

I fully expect the MSM and the Donks to similtaneously try to say crime is down and any fear of it is a racist dog whistle and to hype certain crimes to push for more gun control.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 22, 2016 07:33 AM (1J8Kd)

852 @831. "those in the bubble don't feel it, they eat off the rest of us"

Or in other words-they are parasites. Everybody in the Federal Government should be fired or thrown in jail. That goes for the MFM too.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 22, 2016 07:33 AM (SXa8W)

853 Why exactly did Midiot Benjamin protest an anti-neocon nominee who was against the Iraq War (unlike Hitlery)

Just the (R) after the name, at this point.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at July 22, 2016 07:36 AM (WlGX+)

854

If you can read this --- by Charles Koch


The Closing of the American Mind

There are dangerous signs that the U.S. is turning its back on the principles of a free and open society that fostered the nation's rise.


http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-closing-of-the-american-mind-1469141624

Despite our enormous potential for further progress, a clear majority of Americans see a darker future. Some 56% believe their children's lives will be worse off than their own, according to a January CNN poll. A Rasmussen poll released the following month found that 46% believe America's best days are behind it. Little more than a third believe better days lie ahead.

I empathize with this fear. The U.S. is already far down the path to becoming a less open and free society, and the current cultural and political atmosphere threatens to make the situation worse: Growing attacks on free speech and free association, hostile rhetoric toward immigrants, fear that global trade impoverishes rather than enriches, demands that innovators in cutting-edge industries first seek government permission.


it goes on and on as to why the future is dark and bleak, and why people are angry.

wow

He never mentions anyone, but this is a Trump stamp.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:36 AM (qCMvj)

855

nood, yay

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 22, 2016 07:37 AM (qCMvj)

856 And so it begins






Actually, this is how it ends.
Last night the GOP died. At least the GOP I knew.

What we have left is the anti-capitalists academics, and the anti-american minorities who make up the progressive party, and the new democrate party that the GOP has become.

And where have the conservatives gone? Died, apparently. Evangellicals have become just another crony special interest group lobbying the new democrat party (a.k.a. the GOP) for a few special favors. Christians? Driven out, purged, by the howling mad new democrats who have found their place in the new democrat party (a.k.a. the GOP).

Where have the old fashion conservatives gone? Into hiding, apparently. Speak up and the howling mad new democrats will drive you into exile.

Reagan's Americe no longer exists other than the pale imitation new democrat - reagan democrats wing of the new democrat party.

Posted by: James Littletan at July 22, 2016 07:38 AM (gZ6kA)

857 Piss Wallace said he read the speech and it looked good, but he didn't like Trump's style.

LOL

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 22, 2016 07:38 AM (4+VII)

858 James,

The GOP never was conservative.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 22, 2016 07:40 AM (4+VII)

859 dump up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2016 07:40 AM (mpXpK)

860 "Actually, this is how it ends.
Last night the GOP died. At least the GOP I knew.

What we have left is the anti-capitalists academics, and the anti-american minorities who make up the progressive party, and the new democrate party that the GOP has become.

And where have the conservatives gone? Died, apparently. Evangellicals have become just another crony special interest group lobbying the new democrat party (a.k.a. the GOP) for a few special favors. Christians? Driven out, purged, by the howling mad new democrats who have found their place in the new democrat party (a.k.a. the GOP).

Where have the old fashion conservatives gone? Into hiding, apparently. Speak up and the howling mad new democrats will drive you into exile.

Reagan's Americe no longer exists other than the pale imitation new democrat - reagan democrats wing of the new democrat party. "

Actually the party is at the point where the Pheonix is now rising from the ashes.
What party are you so enamored with over the last 20 years where when you sent political leaders to go to bat for you, fight for you and govern for you that has you in a place where you can say. I love that, I love that party?

Your thrilled that the party signed into law every item that Obama tossed in front of them, thats the party that you loved?
Truth be told we are now on the upswing. Many have lost sight of what real leaders can bring to the table when they actually do as they say and lead.

If you want the same old garbage that the media is about to unpack on you then I guess you can eat it up and call it a day but please. Don't for one second tell us that "The party is now dead".
The choices in front of you is stark regardless of what some CNN stooge is going to tell you. All you have to do is use common sense and logic and the party will steadily get back to more of what you really wanted from it compared to what you have now.

Posted by: Drider at July 22, 2016 07:53 AM (6Xbsz)

861 I just killed a black widow spider wen I was sweeping my garage. I didn't know we had them. He was in a corner where I rarely move things to sweep but today I moved everything around.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 22, 2016 08:09 AM (iONHu)

862 Ughhh . . . I will be sending you the bill for cleaning and drying my laptop after Tea was spewed all over it in reaction to your dastardly trick. Bring on the gingers as payment, include many Colleens, too.

Posted by: Locke Common at July 22, 2016 08:18 AM (ZA3fR)

863 DON'T, IT'S A TRAP!!!

Posted by: Garbone at July 22, 2016 08:36 AM (9dH/8)

864 You suck. I demand my money back

Posted by: Sinner at July 22, 2016 09:08 AM (n2igp)

865 You dirty, dirty bastard.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at July 22, 2016 09:21 AM (wtvvX)

866
Worst. ONT. Evah.

On the other hand, I won't eat for a week, so I'll lose some weight...

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at July 22, 2016 09:22 AM (1hM1d)

867 Heard of "hate speech"? Well, that's hate blogging.

Posted by: simplemind at July 22, 2016 09:41 AM (ZuGkg)

868 Terrible ONT is terrible.

Posted by: 0302 at July 22, 2016 09:46 AM (wx6iv)

869 I used to like Maetnloch, but if this isn't ban-worthy, I don't know what is.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at July 22, 2016 10:02 AM (V3H8X)

870 We've been asking for it for a long time.

Pinch my nipples, spank my ass!

Posted by: Sixkiller...TEXIT at July 22, 2016 10:19 AM (yxupc)

871 This thread is pure evil.

Posted by: George LeS at July 22, 2016 11:15 AM (FkGpr)

872 This ONT was like getting Rick Rolled only far far far far worse.

Posted by: Texas Zombie at July 22, 2016 11:41 AM (SUtNI)

873 Upgefucht, dude.

Posted by: ROTOR, SELF-WINDING at July 22, 2016 11:44 AM (6CICN)

874 Why with the end of the world, and it will be the most beautiful end of the world you have ever seen when the classiest walls, would you do that to us.

Posted by: Rob in Katy at July 22, 2016 01:11 PM (y0szH)

875 YOU SNEAKY BASTARD.

Posted by: Sixgunsam at July 22, 2016 01:46 PM (3h2hC)

876 Awesome. Magnificent.

One of the best ONTs. Evah!

We await the Lena and Trigglypuff versions with baited* breaths.

* not a typo

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2016 03:50 PM (U/b2O)

877 John Lennon was on some REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY strong drugs.

Imagine there's no Yoko
It isn't hard to do
The Beatles still together
And still sounding like poo......

Posted by: Badd mamma jamma at July 22, 2016 07:26 PM (0cUlH)

878 "Well it is absolutely true that overall crime is down substantially from the highs of the 90s."

Crime is down but not by anything like what the numbers claim. Police departments have learned how to pencil-whip their stats.

It started in big metros like LAPD and NYPD. Now it's down to the level where little nowhere burgs are playing statistical and classification games with offense categories. Or just quietly omitting to take reports and write stuff up.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 23, 2016 02:37 AM (noWW6)

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