Overnight Open Thread (12 Aug 2016)

Well this is just swell. Obama admin gives green light for Iran to build two new nuclear plants.

NFL BS

Hey, if it was OK for Beyonce to do her thang then it should be OK for the Cowboys to show some support for the cops slain in Dallas earlier this year.

Da Fuq?

NC school district used 'gender unicorn' for kids to color in their 'gender identity'. How about some focus on math and reading instead. Jeez.

No Man's Sky Full Soundtrack

Most excellent soundtrack.

Flight Simulator

I remember studying this back in my flight school days. The crash landing of 1989's United Airlines Flight 232 recreated in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Airplane Window Holes

Here's why there's a tiny hole in airplane windows. In case you ever wondered.

Kylo Ren Reacts To Rogue One Trailer

I can't stop laughing.

A-10 Power

A-10's lead attack on ISIS fuel truck convoy and destroy 83 trucks.

Man On A Mission

I think a lot of this can translate well to the civilian world. Green Beret Brian Decker thinks he can improve NFL GM's in their selection of first round draft picks.

CIA Guide

This is the CIA's guide to what women want.

Jessie's Girl

So there really was a Jessie's Girl.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by the 8 states that fit into NYC boroughs:

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1 first?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 09:56 PM (vBeA5)

2 2nd?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 09:56 PM (vBeA5)

3 3rd?

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4 4th

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 09:56 PM (vBeA5)

5 5th?

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6 6th?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 09:57 PM (vBeA5)

7 7th?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 09:57 PM (vBeA5)

8 fiffthhhh

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 12, 2016 09:57 PM (jR7Wy)

9 8th?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 09:57 PM (vBeA5)

10 ¯\_(ツ )_/¯

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 09:58 PM (vBeA5)

11 Luxurious content, top notch. I think I shall read it!

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at August 12, 2016 09:58 PM (PHxng)

12 Fart.

Posted by: Chico Marx at August 12, 2016 09:59 PM (oVJmc)

13 Counting Hat

Posted by: @votermom's phone at August 12, 2016 09:59 PM (7lVbc)

14 Well this is just swell. Obama admin gives green light for Iran to build two new nuclear plants.

***

I believe more every day that ISIS' threat to fly their flag over the WH is nearer and nearer to reality.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 12, 2016 09:59 PM (SEXy3)

15 Fucking Hogs!

Get some, muthafuckas!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 12, 2016 10:00 PM (ADhdC)

16 I also like that map of NYC. Reminds me of why Montana, Alaska, Wyoming and both Dakotas are my favorite states. never been to W Va, although my ancestors settled there after leaving Ulster.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 12, 2016 10:02 PM (ADhdC)

17 I watched the whole dogs with big sticks video. Too funny!

Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2016 10:02 PM (Enq6K)

18 Hello, ONT

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 12, 2016 10:02 PM (9ym/8)

19 NC school district used 'gender unicorn' for kids
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Consider that right out of the gate, they use a creature that only exists in fantasy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 12, 2016 10:03 PM (9mTYi)

20 I saw the Rogue One trailer and what smacked me in the face was the Diversity!!!, like they were checking off boxes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 12, 2016 10:03 PM (jR7Wy)

21 Good early ONT. That dog video is fun.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 12, 2016 10:04 PM (P8951)

22 A-10's lead attack on ISIS fuel truck convoy and destroy 83 trucks./i]

I want to live in a world where there is an A-15 with twice the firepower, power and steath, and unicorn beefaloes.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by the 8 states that fit into NYC boroughs:

Hong Kong laughs.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 12, 2016 10:04 PM (9sySV)

23 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at August 12, 2016 10:04 PM (EzgxV)

24 woot woot ONT

thanks CDR you got one of my ideas for an ont ouch

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 12, 2016 10:05 PM (voOPb)

25 The Charlotte school district. Which is losing white kids every year. Now less than 30% of the 150,000 kids.

Posted by: NCKate at August 12, 2016 10:05 PM (968UG)

26 Was that the oil tanker convoy where we dropped leaflets warning them they were going to be destroyed by air?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:06 PM (hVdx9)

27 Yo.. I coulda been a contendah, but I read the content!

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at August 12, 2016 10:07 PM (UpGcq)

28 The micro aggressions in this movie keep coming.
Now the monk is saying there's just one true God.
If Pope Franke could hear him he'd be in trouble.

Posted by: @votermom's phone at August 12, 2016 10:08 PM (7lVbc)

29 i'd rather live in any of those states than in New Yak Shitty...

and you could drop the entire area of that sordid mess into counties here in #Failifornia, and it would disappear.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 12, 2016 10:08 PM (KSKy7)

30 Oh, not THOSE big sticks....damn...

Posted by: Barney Frank at August 12, 2016 10:08 PM (hVdx9)

31 I want armor with wings

Posted by: @votermom's phone at August 12, 2016 10:08 PM (7lVbc)

32 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at August 12, 2016 10:09 PM (/wm8n)

33 Diversity was a major theme in Suicide Squab too. Saw it last night...meh
And Sam Jackson with tits

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:09 PM (dgO4h)

34 "on anarcho-bismuthism"

http://the-red-church.tumblr.com/post/148628729823/on-anarcho-bismuthism

Posted by: The Wismut Hat at August 12, 2016 10:09 PM (vBeA5)

35 I effin hate my new phone

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:10 PM (dgO4h)

36 Hey ONT

Posted by: dartist at August 12, 2016 10:10 PM (3zi7q)

37 If you think the CIA's guide to what women want is the guide to what women want you think it is, you would be wrong.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 12, 2016 10:10 PM (OF/aZ)

38 "What is the dark side of Silicon Valley?"

Home of the brightest engineers, the coolest new technology, and the highest salaries in the world, Silicon Valley is also home of the most cutthroat competitive high schools.

Let's take a look at the schools with the highest SAT scores in the nation. Unsurprisingly, 6 of the top 20 are located in Silicon Valley: Monta Vista (#15), Mission San Jose (#1, Lynbrook (#7), Gunn (#12), Leland (#20), and Harker (#2).

In many of these schools, getting a 3.5 GPA could put you in the bottom half of the class (especially at academic powerhouses Gunn, Monta Vista, and Harker).

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 12, 2016 10:10 PM (e8kgV)

39 So.
This Aussie Goalie.

She's a dude, right?

Posted by: garrett at August 12, 2016 10:11 PM (c1srJ)

40 Where's Banana Splits Guy? RedLetterMedia uploaded their Half in the Bag review of Stranger Things.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 12, 2016 10:11 PM (07Q15)

41 Posted by: dartist at August 12, 2016 10:10 PM (3zi7q)

You do exist!

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 12, 2016 10:11 PM (voOPb)

42 nice of Obola to give President Trump a few moar targets in Iran for when they try the same shit they get away with now on him and he kicks their ass back to where it needs to be.

he can announce it as "Operation Preying Mantis II"

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 12, 2016 10:11 PM (KSKy7)

43 Paul Ryan and the others don't practice Randism.

https://www.aynrand.org/ideas/overview

Posted by: CAPT Constitution at August 12, 2016 10:12 PM (jnw30)

44 Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 09:58 PM (vBeA5)

Not bad Hat.

I think I still have the record though.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 10:12 PM (Idu2i)

45 Nice ONT
Love rhe doggehs

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 12, 2016 10:12 PM (voOPb)

46 She is a dude

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:13 PM (dgO4h)

47 >> I want armor with wings


Always with Kevlar has wings.

Posted by: garrett at August 12, 2016 10:13 PM (c1srJ)

48 Mis. Hum.

Hey friend, good to see you.

Posted by: dartist at August 12, 2016 10:13 PM (3zi7q)

49 It was nice to watch the Cubs humiliate the Cardinals today. This is the year, baby!

Posted by: Chris M at August 12, 2016 10:14 PM (6RZos)

50 Heh, garrett

Posted by: @votermom's phone at August 12, 2016 10:14 PM (7lVbc)

51 That is why NY City should have 8 senators.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 10:14 PM (P/kVC)

52 The crash landing of 1989's United Airlines Flight 232 recreated in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

I watched that video just a couple of nights ago. Did someone else link it here?

It's harrowing.

Posted by: rickl at August 12, 2016 10:15 PM (sdi6R)

53 Watching Mad Max. This movie makes all the right noises.

Posted by: freaked at August 12, 2016 10:15 PM (BO/km)

54 She is a dude

OregonMuse?????

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 12, 2016 10:15 PM (OF/aZ)

55 Why is Brazil in Blue and Australia in Yellow?

Have these people ever seen their own flags?

Posted by: garrett at August 12, 2016 10:16 PM (c1srJ)

56 That map explains why the Senate is populated by feckless shmucks like Schmuck Schumer.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 12, 2016 10:16 PM (EZebt)

57 Funny how a page that calls itself "science alert" about the equalization hole in the mid pane uses kg per cm^2 as a pressure unit, and puts PSI in parentheses.

He's thinks he being properly metric, I guess. Many of these science writers are just that, writers. They have very little science knowledge, but think they do.

Maybe he's Russian, though. I think they still use that unit for pressure.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:17 PM (DW+jj)

58 Here's what I'd like to know.

Iran is supposedly building nuclear plants for peaceful energy purposes.

Supposed we take them at their word. Why aren't the eco-nazis going mental over this?

Why can they build plants, but we can't because No Nukes?

I mean, I know the answer--America is to be hated, not helped, and our enemies are to be empowered--but I'd love someone to ask the eco-nazis about this.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 12, 2016 10:18 PM (AroJD)

59 He's thinks he being properly metric, I guess. Many of these science writers are just that, writers. They have very little science knowledge, but think they do.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)

Doubtless he loves science sexually.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 12, 2016 10:19 PM (07Q15)

60 Only a matter of time before this become the new "scientific" truth...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z4vaav3

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 10:19 PM (vBeA5)

61 "Obama admin gives green light for Iran to build two new nuclear plants."

This seems familiar, somehow.

Too bad my syphilis-addled brain won't let me recall what happened about 2 decades ago.

Posted by: Billy Jeff at August 12, 2016 10:20 PM (cC/ZB)

62 That "gender unicorn" should be called the "creepy purple hippo with a dildo on its head"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 10:20 PM (kP16F)

63 No Mans sounds good but the best space music was Homeworld

Posted by: drunkineastmesa at August 12, 2016 10:21 PM (G5p1s)

64 What channel is the soccer on? Not NBC apparently.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 10:22 PM (Idu2i)

65 Vermont will be pillaged by the other 7 states.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 10:22 PM (yhYmR)

66 Funny how a page that calls itself "science alert" about the equalization hole in the mid pane uses kg per cm^2 as a pressure unit, and puts PSI in parentheses.

Have you ever watched Outrageous Acts of Science...they go to greet pains to enforce metric measure. It is so off putting.

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:22 PM (dgO4h)

67 Speaking of pressure units, something I've enjoyed doing is asserting that the "pound" is actually a unit of mass. Many engineers will get their dander up about that, and some with hard science backgrounds as well.

When you weight something on a balance scale, what are you measuring directly? Now, take a balance scale to the Moon and weigh yourself. What will it read? 1/6th of your normal weight reading? Or the same thing it does here on earth?

And when you're buying something, do want to buy it based on how much inertial force it exerts here in earth's gravitational field, or do you want to know how much *mass* you're actually buying.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:23 PM (DW+jj)

68 No Mans sounds good but the best space music was Homeworld

Posted by: drunkineastmesa


weird, I was just about to throw that box out this week.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 12, 2016 10:24 PM (9sySV)

69 63:63 No Mans sounds good but the best space music was Homeworld


Oh yea, I remember that. That was a good one.

Posted by: Puddleglum is on vacation, Weeeee at August 12, 2016 10:25 PM (rJxzw)

70 Always liked the theme for Fallout; The Ink Spots tune. (Maybe)?

Posted by: Puddleglum is on vacation, Weeeee at August 12, 2016 10:27 PM (rJxzw)

71 Dang, no video for that A-10 strike.

Posted by: davidt at August 12, 2016 10:28 PM (mkppl)

72 Rick Springfield in Zoot, doing "Eleanor Rigby", from 1971.


https://youtu.be/iptr7i7sFkM


Posted by: otho at August 12, 2016 10:28 PM (EWg9n)

73 I had an acquaintance from college go work for the Company. None of that sh*t mattered. She just wanted to stick it to the commies.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 12, 2016 10:28 PM (EZebt)

74 Guccifer's hacked dNC emails. Sadly, Hank Johnson's cell phone number isn't there. It probably fell off when Guan tipped a little.

http://tinyurl.com/z2hergl

Posted by: ryukyu at August 12, 2016 10:28 PM (960oq)

75 So I was just reading some Sun Tzu. What's the big f'ing deal?
He spews a bunch of super basic, super obvious stuff and I'm supposed to be impressed? He seems like the NDT of his time.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:29 PM (hVdx9)

76 Hi all
wow the flight simulator of that crash was scary
I vaguely remember that crash too, it looked terrible, surprising not more people died, considering

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 10:30 PM (uAvJJ)

77 ryukyu
I see you...trying to type with my phone.

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:31 PM (dgO4h)

78 They have a map that shows 13 states that would fit into Texas.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 10:32 PM (MNgU2)

79 'So I was just reading some Sun Tzu. What's the big f'ing deal? He spews a bunch of super basic, super obvious stuff and I'm supposed to be impressed?'

The thing is Generals seem to forget the basic obvious stuff. Some things never change.

Posted by: freaked at August 12, 2016 10:32 PM (BO/km)

80 So I was just reading some Sun Tzu. What's the big f'ing deal?
He spews a bunch of super basic, super obvious stuff and I'm supposed to be impressed? He seems like the NDT of his time.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer

The Art of War is kinda like Reservoir Dogs, the reason it seems so cliched is because of all the people who've copied it over the years. In its time it was really original.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 12, 2016 10:32 PM (07Q15)

81 Funny how a page that calls itself "science alert" about the equalization hole in the mid pane uses kg per cm^2 as a pressure unit, and puts PSI in parentheses.

Have you ever watched Outrageous Acts of Science...they go to greet pains to enforce metric measure. It is so off putting.

Posted by: Clarney
****

It's aimed at those super sophisticated Euros and not those flyover country inbreds...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:33 PM (hVdx9)

82 Speaking of pressure units, something I've enjoyed
doing is asserting that the "pound" is actually a unit of mass. Many
engineers will get their dander up about that, and some with hard
science backgrounds as well.

When you weight something on a
balance scale, what are you measuring directly? Now, take a balance
scale to the Moon and weigh yourself. What will it read? 1/6th of your
normal weight reading? Or the same thing it does here on earth?

And
when you're buying something, do want to buy it based on how much
inertial force it exerts here in earth's gravitational field, or do you
want to know how much *mass* you're actually buying.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:23 PM (DW+jj)

There are pounds-force (lbf) and pounds-mass (lbm).
Slugs are the more correct unit for mass. Pounds (lbf) are the correct unit for force. It is convenient that 1 lbf is equal to 1 lbm at 1 g. A pound is a pound the world round.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 10:34 PM (P/kVC)

83 It works

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:34 PM (dgO4h)

84 Just saw a Dem ad during the Olympics. It's Trump as a guest on David Letterman hawking his ties . Made in China.

Not very effective if targeting LIVs.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 10:34 PM (MNgU2)

85 In 80 years, will there be a successful man, looking back on the hard-won success of his life, who says "and it all started with the Gender Unicorn"?

Posted by: Splunge at August 12, 2016 10:34 PM (iMxBJ)

86 Funny how a page that calls itself "science alert" about the
equalization hole in the mid pane uses kg per cm^2 as a pressure unit,
and puts PSI in parentheses.


Huh. And that's dimensionally wrong anyway, pressure is force per area, not mass per area.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 10:35 PM (uAvJJ)

87 So the dumbass didn't even know the difference between lb and lbf. Sheesh.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 10:36 PM (uAvJJ)

88 I don't know the name of the brunette chick who is Donald Trump's spokesperson, but she needs to media train every one of his spokespeople and everyone in the Republican party. She does everything right...she continues to talk over and over everyone else so she makes her point. She always plays offense, seldom defense. She never, ever accepts the premise of a question that seems to be a trap. She's great. I see other GOP talking heads just sit quietly while mediajerks or DNC shillls talk right over them. I hate that.

Posted by: vivi at August 12, 2016 10:36 PM (11H2y)

89 Pelosi PC hacked. Must have been the same people who were hacking reporters a few years back.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 10:37 PM (P/kVC)

90 By "it works" I mean the art or war works.
It may be the only himan constant

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:37 PM (dgO4h)

91 The Charlotte school district. Which is losing white kids every year. Now less than 30% of the 150,000 kids.
Posted by: NCKate
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Detroit on the Catawba

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 12, 2016 10:37 PM (ANVXm)

92 Fucking phone

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:37 PM (dgO4h)

93 Those aren't all Labrador Retrievers, some of them are Border Collies.

BORDER COLLIES!!!

Posted by: Deety at August 12, 2016 10:37 PM (xPWMR)

94 57
Funny how a page that calls itself "science alert" about the
equalization hole in the mid pane uses kg per cm^2 as a pressure unit,
and puts PSI in parentheses.

He's thinks he being properly
metric, I guess. Many of these science writers are just that, writers.
They have very little science knowledge, but think they do.

Maybe he's Russian, though. I think they still use that unit for pressure.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:17 PM (DW+jj)


At least he's not measuring air pressure in Browning Automatic Rifles.....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 12, 2016 10:38 PM (EzgxV)

95 In 80 years, will there be a successful man, looking back on the hard-won success of his life, who says "and it all started with the Gender Unicorn"?
Posted by: Splunge

It could happen. It could be that the gender unicorn is the last straw that got his parents to take him out of public school and start home schooling.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 12, 2016 10:38 PM (07Q15)

96 >>>BORDER COLLIES!!!

Open Border Collies

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 12, 2016 10:39 PM (voOPb)

97 Someday climate modeling will tell us that climate change will threaten all the Pokemon.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 12, 2016 10:40 PM (e8kgV)

98 93 Those aren't all Labrador Retrievers, some of them are Border Collies.

BORDER COLLIES!!!
I dated a girl with a Lab...she consistently called her dog a Laboratory Treever
She is not my wife

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:41 PM (dgO4h)

99 I have MSN as my home page ( too lazy and I'm too use to it to change) There is an article about an investigation into Clinton Foundation and one on Hic*ary with a 5 point lead. The comments are brutal. Small glimmer of hope I suppose

Posted by: Molly k. at August 12, 2016 10:41 PM (shN0m)

100 Funny how a page that calls itself "science alert" about the

equalization hole in the mid pane uses kg per cm^2 as a pressure unit,

and puts PSI in parentheses.

Huh. And that's dimensionally wrong anyway, pressure is force per area, not mass per area.


Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 10:35 PM (uAvJJ)

From the context, an aircraft as a pressure vessel, it should have been in pascals or psi.
In building design it would be rational to use kg as a point load, kg/m^2, and kg/m. Whether under 1 g vertical load or some other acceeration in another direction (seismic)...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 10:41 PM (P/kVC)

101 So I was just reading some Sun Tzu. What's the big f'ing deal?
He spews a bunch of super basic, super obvious stuff and I'm supposed to be impressed? He seems like the NDT of his time.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer

The Art of War is kinda like Reservoir Dogs, the reason it seems so cliched is because of all the people who've copied it over the years. In its time it was really original.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig
****

Well Reservoir Dogs was a rip-off (typical Tarantino) and utter garbage (also typical).
I was wondering if something was lost in translation with Sun Tzu, but every time I look at it, it doesn't seem so. Perhaps we don't have a lock on the generation with the most idiots in power who shouldn't be?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:42 PM (hVdx9)

102 >> Slugs are the more correct unit for mass.

In a certain system, known as the "gravitational FPS system". The pound, unqualified, is and always has been a unit of mass. In what is known as the "FPS system" (foot-pound-second), unqualified, the pound is used as the unit of mass, and the "poundal" is the unit of force. One poundal is one lb-ft/s^2.

In the gravitational FPS system, the pound-force, defined as the force exerted by one pound-mass at one standard g acceleration. Thus one slug weighs 32 lbs-force at one standard gravity.

The unqualified pound is, and always has been a unit of mass, systems of engineering units used over the years notwithstanding.

When you're buying something by "weight", you care about the mass, not the force it happens to exert against gravity at any particular spot. And the pound has always been a unit of that mass.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:42 PM (DW+jj)

103 Pelosi PC hacked. Hank Johnson's cell number missing.

... as I would expect. She never had any need to call him.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 12, 2016 10:43 PM (e8kgV)

104 At least he's not measuring air pressure in Browning Automatic Rifles.....
Posted by: cthulhu
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ISWYDT

Posted by: Newton at August 12, 2016 10:43 PM (ANVXm)

105 "He spews a bunch of super basic, super obvious stuff and I'm supposed to be impressed?' "

Generals occasionally do fantastically dumb things.

Gen. Lee told Pickett to charge, for instance.

Sun Tzu wrote about it, said "never do that". He also wrote that you should never count on the bravery of your soldiers to substitute for good generalship.
All good advice, many times unheeded.

Posted by: navybrat at August 12, 2016 10:44 PM (w7KSn)

106 Just realized that Manhattan looks like a dick. Makes sense.

Posted by: dagny at August 12, 2016 10:44 PM (eSQgj)

107 Slugs are the more correct unit for mass. Pounds (lbf) are the correct unit for force.

Let's not forget the stone, laddie.

Posted by: The True Scotsman at August 12, 2016 10:45 PM (OF/aZ)

108 Sun Tzu wrote about it, said "never do that". He also wrote that you should never count on the bravery of your soldiers to substitute for good generalship.
All good advice, many times unheeded.
Posted by: navybrat

He also said that a prince should never run a war from the throne room. Good advice.

Posted by: Gen. William Westmoreland at August 12, 2016 10:46 PM (07Q15)

109 Generals occasionally do fantastically dumb things.

Gen. Lee told Pickett to charge, for instance.

Sun Tzu wrote about it, said "never do that". He also wrote that you should never count on the bravery of your soldiers to substitute for good generalship.
All good advice, many times unheeded.

Posted by: navybrat
****

Pride goeth before a fall. I say Ego myself. Lee fell prey to this.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:46 PM (hVdx9)

110 Yeah, I have the Art of War.
Small book, you can read it in a sitting, just about.
Yes, basic stuff.
Amazing how many times we forget the basics.

Posted by: navybrat at August 12, 2016 10:47 PM (w7KSn)

111 Sun Tzu wrote about it, said "never do that". He also wrote that you should never count on the bravery of your soldiers to substitute for good generalship.
All good advice, many times unheeded.
Posted by: navybrat

He also said that a prince should never run a war from the throne room. Good advice.

Posted by: Gen. William Westmoreland
****

My bosses' boss proved that very thing today.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:47 PM (hVdx9)

112 91 - There was a report out of Harvard's Civil Rights Project in 2003 that said "The data show the emergence of a substantial group of American schools that are virtually all non-white, which we call apartheid schools.." Talk about loaded language. One of the recommendations was
"Prohibition of choice plans--magnets, charters, voluntary transfers, and charters- -that increase segregation and a favoring of those that diminish it. Choice schools should be required to recruit students from all racial backgrounds, provide appropriate services for immigrant students, and provide free transportation to students who choose to come." I guess they want more of those magic white kids that make inner city feral youth want to major in STEM classes.

Posted by: vivi at August 12, 2016 10:47 PM (11H2y)

113 103 Pelosi PC hacked. Hank Johnson's cell number missing.

... as I would expect. She never had any need to call him.
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy



Ole Hank don't need no one, especially some uppity white broad, telling him whats what!! All the voices in his head do that.

Posted by: Puddleglum is on vacation, Weeeee at August 12, 2016 10:47 PM (rJxzw)

114 100
You and chemjeff need to knock it the eff off. I'm here to not think.

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:48 PM (dgO4h)

115 Kg per cm^2 has been used as a pressure unit. Again, I think the Russians still do. It's a "kilogram-force", meaning the inertial force exerted by 1 kg of mass at one standard g acceleration, same as psi is pounds-force.

It's not considered kosher. The trouble is 1N/m^2 = Pascal is a tiny unit of pressure relative to human scales. 1 kPa is still small though, about 0.15 psi.

Now, 1 kg-force/cm^2 is about 14 psi, 14.2 and close to 1atm, and so many liked to use that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:48 PM (DW+jj)

116 Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners.

- George Carlin


Stolen from Borepatch at blogspot.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 10:48 PM (P/kVC)

117 Yeah, I have the Art of War.
Small book, you can read it in a sitting, just about.
Yes, basic stuff.
Amazing how many times we forget the basics.

Posted by: navybrat
****
And no I am not saying I am some military genius.
I guess my expectations were too high.
I was looking for seldom seen insights only to find Sun-Tzu held few if any.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:49 PM (hVdx9)

118 Funny how a page that calls itself "science alert" about theequalization hole in the mid pane uses kg per cm^2 as a pressure unit,
and puts PSI in parentheses.
Huh. And that's dimensionally wrong anyway, pressure is force per area, not mass per area.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 10:35 PM (uAvJJ)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
From the context, an aircraft as a pressure vessel, it should have been in pascals or psi.In
building design it would be rational to use kg as a point load, kg/m^2,
and kg/m. Whether under 1 g vertical load or some other acceeration in
another direction (seismic)...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>




I like turtles.

Posted by: Mortimer at August 12, 2016 10:50 PM (zu88C)

119 Never mind football or the cops. Let's focus on the gender unicorn.

Posted by: The NFL at August 12, 2016 10:50 PM (Tyii7)

120 I like turtles.


Posted by: Mortimer
****

They are crunchy and delicious.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:50 PM (hVdx9)

121 "...Sun-Tzu held few if any."

Do you have an earlier book that addresses war?
This book was written 5BC or so.

Posted by: navybrat at August 12, 2016 10:51 PM (w7KSn)

122 scotch for me

Posted by: dartist at August 12, 2016 10:51 PM (3zi7q)

123 104
At least he's not measuring air pressure in Browning Automatic Rifles.....

Posted by: cthulhu

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



ISWYDT

Posted by: Newton at August 12, 2016 10:43 PM (ANVXm)


One of the few places someone might actually 'get' such a joke....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 12, 2016 10:51 PM (EzgxV)

124 118 Funny how a page that calls itself "science alert" about theequalization hole in the mid pane uses kg per cm^2 as a pressure unit,
and puts PSI in parentheses.
Huh. And that's dimensionally wrong anyway, pressure is force per area, not mass per area.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 10:35 PM (uAvJJ)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
From the context, an aircraft as a pressure vessel, it should have been in pascals or psi.In
building design it would be rational to use kg as a point load, kg/m^2,
and kg/m. Whether under 1 g vertical load or some other acceeration in
another direction (seismic)...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>




I like turtles.
Posted by: Mortimer



I once saw a blimp.

Posted by: Puddleglum is on vacation, Weeeee at August 12, 2016 10:52 PM (rJxzw)

125
'sup jackwagons

Power finally came back on after about 3 hours. Had to deal with being online on the phone, which sucked. Apartment got hot in a hurry without AC, which sucked. So I spent the whole time out on the balcony, which sucked. But I did call my brother and had a nice chat for awhile. That didn't suck.

Don't ANY of you fuckers say "first world problems" or I'll kneecap you and shave your cat.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 12, 2016 10:52 PM (LuZz8)

126 "...Sun-Tzu held few if any."

Do you have an earlier book that addresses war?
This book was written 5BC or so.

Posted by: navybrat
****

When you hear what genius a body of work is, you expect to see genius upon taking it in. However, standards change over time. Not everything withstands the test of time.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (hVdx9)

127 If you start with distance
Then differentiate it, you get velocity
Then differentiate it, you get acceleration
Then differentiate it, you get jerk (jolt, surge, or lurch)
Then differentiate it, you get snap
Then differentiate it, you get crackle
Then differentiate it, you get pop

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (e8kgV)

128 115 Kg per cm^2 has been used as a pressure unit. Again, I think the Russians still do. It's a "kilogram-force", meaning the inertial force exerted by 1 kg of mass at one standard g acceleration, same as psi is pounds-force.

It's not considered kosher. The trouble is 1N/m^2 = Pascal is a tiny unit of pressure relative to human scales. 1 kPa is still small though, about 0.15 psi.

Now, 1 kg-force/cm^2 is about 14 psi, 14.2 and close to 1atm, and so many liked to use that.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:48 PM (DW+jj)

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

So this is what I've been missing for the months I've been in bed before ten and the ONT. Holy smokes. I got a raise today of a certain percent and I am still working on trying to figure out what i make now. I'm outbrained here by a touchdown ( or something)

Posted by: Molly k. at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (shN0m)

129 "Sun Tzu, you glorious bastard! I read your book!" Said NO general, ever...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (kP16F)

130 Bwahahaha!!!!
Watching Canadian Olympic coverage.
Women shot put (NOT heptathalon). The announcer says the win was a massive improvement.
Understatement.
I'm remembering Swim vear...Evening vear...

Posted by: Diogenes at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (0tfLf)

131 Amazing how many times we forget the basics.
Posted by: navybrat


Not always forget. More often it's willful ignorance; we think we know much more than those old stupid guys what were Teh Raciths and Teh Stupidz.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (9sySV)

132 I once saw a blimp.

I know at least 3.

Posted by: dartist at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (3zi7q)

133 I once saw a blimp.

Posted by: Puddleglum
****
Liar.
Next you'll tell us a moose once bit your sister.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (hVdx9)

134 Just saw a Dem ad during the Olympics. It's Trump as a guest on David Letterman hawking his ties . Made in China.

Not very effective if targeting LIVs.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 10:34 PM (MNgU2)

I dunno, I thought it was pretty good in the sense that it makes Trump look like a flaming liar.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 10:54 PM (Idu2i)

135 119 Never mind football or the cops. Let's focus on the gender unicorn.
Posted by: The NFL



Way ahead of you, H8rs!!

Posted by: The NBA; wearing a dress at August 12, 2016 10:54 PM (rJxzw)

136 I was told there would be no math required.

Posted by: GT 5.0 at August 12, 2016 10:54 PM (Nk0GK)

137 120 I like turtles.


Posted by: Mortimer
****

Me too.............the SD kind not the kY kind. We find one here and we head to Wally to buy a pool for them.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 12, 2016 10:55 PM (shN0m)

138 I got a raise today of a certain percent and I am still working on trying to figure out what i make now.

Hate to break it to you, but....

Posted by: The IRS at August 12, 2016 10:55 PM (uAvJJ)

139 Kudos to Sully but the Flight crew of Flight 232 should be the go to names when referring to airline pilot heroes.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 10:55 PM (MNgU2)

140 http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/civilwar/articles/suntzuoverland.aspx

Posted by: navybrat at August 12, 2016 10:56 PM (w7KSn)

141 Sun Tsu said to drink tiger's blood.

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at August 12, 2016 10:56 PM (yhYmR)

142 Currently watching "Creed". Such a great movie.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at August 12, 2016 10:56 PM (R5HRU)

143 Is anyone else aware that osha has increased their fine structure by 78 percent?
I've been chewing on this all day as an acting safety manager

Oh...they have also empowered themselves to make company safety data public

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 10:56 PM (dgO4h)

144 If you start with distance

Then differentiate it, you get velocity

Then differentiate it, you get acceleration

Then differentiate it, you get jerk (jolt, surge, or lurch)

Then differentiate it, you get snap

Then differentiate it, you get crackle

Then differentiate it, you get pop

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (e8kgV)

Now that is funny.

Damn engineer jokes.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 10:56 PM (P/kVC)

145 I don't know the name of the brunette chick who is Donald Trump's spokesperson, but she needs to media train every one of his spokespeople and everyone in the Republican party. She does everything right...she continues to talk over and over everyone else so she makes her point. She always plays offense, seldom defense. She never, ever accepts the premise of a question that seems to be a trap. She's great. I see other GOP talking heads just sit quietly while mediajerks or DNC shillls talk right over them. I hate that.


Posted by: vivi at August 12, 2016 10:36 PM (11H2y)

Sounds like you're referring to Katrina Pearson.

If that's her, yeah she makes a gaffe here and there (i.e. Khan dying during Obama admin and not Bush) but overall yeah, always on offense.

Also screen door, hurricane.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 10:57 PM (Idu2i)

146 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:48 PM (DW+jj)

Sure, using kg or N for the "force" part of the pressure relationship is done all the time, sloppily, because the difference between the two is only a constant. It's sloppy, it's not appropriate for a formal publication (IMO), and it is especially not appropriate for a publication that is going to lord over its audience about how much of an SI snob the author is.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 10:57 PM (uAvJJ)

147 So... A "millibar" would be very small, poorly designed, almost useless unit of pressure used by, say, millipeds?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 10:58 PM (kP16F)

148 Next you'll tell us a moose once bit your sister.


I think it was a bird. A blue jay maybe? I'll have to ask her someday.

Posted by: Puddleglum is on vacation, Weeeee at August 12, 2016 10:58 PM (rJxzw)

149 Errr, millipedEs!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 10:58 PM (kP16F)

150
128
115 Kg per cm^2 has been used as a pressure unit. Again, I think the
Russians still do. It's a "kilogram-force", meaning the inertial force
exerted by 1 kg of mass at one standard g acceleration, same as psi is
pounds-force.



It's not considered kosher. The trouble is 1N/m^2 = Pascal is a tiny
unit of pressure relative to human scales. 1 kPa is still small though,
about 0.15 psi.



Now, 1 kg-force/cm^2 is about 14 psi, 14.2 and close to 1atm, and so many liked to use that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:48 PM (DW+jj)










I don't want to be rude, but what the fuck has this got to do with boobs?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 12, 2016 10:58 PM (LuZz8)

151 http://tinyurl.com/husruzl

Had a few so not sure if this will work but gave me the giggles. Olympic spirit and all

Posted by: Molly k. at August 12, 2016 10:58 PM (shN0m)

152 I wonder if Clinton got a virus and spread it to all her friends who have private servers and private computers?

I suspect a lot of our betters are scrambling for tech support about now.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 10:59 PM (ry34m)

153 134 Just saw a Dem ad during the Olympics. It's Trump as a guest on David Letterman hawking his ties . Made in China.

Not very effective if targeting LIVs.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 10:34 PM (MNgU2)

I dunno, I thought it was pretty good in the sense that it makes Trump look like a flaming liar.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 10:54 PM (Idu2i)

I'm just thinking LIVs don't pay attention to trade issues and put two and two together. I could be totally wrong. I can't figure out voters any more.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 10:59 PM (MNgU2)

154
I wonder if Clinton got a virus and spread it to all her friends who have private servers and private computers?

I suspect a lot of our betters are scrambling for tech support about now.


Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 10:59 PM (ry34m)








Errrr, WHICH Clinton???? Because I'm pretty sure that both of them have been spreading viruses.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 12, 2016 11:00 PM (LuZz8)

155 I think it was a bird. A blue jay maybe? I'll have to ask her someday.

Posted by: Puddleglum
****

Hah! Knew you were a liar. Birds PECK, not bite!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 11:00 PM (hVdx9)

156

Nice ONT
Good stuff

Posted by: Gilbert at August 12, 2016 11:00 PM (/jTz8)

157 Still have not seen a Trump ad. What is he waiting for?

Posted by: abby at August 12, 2016 11:01 PM (HBU7W)

158 I'm just thinking LIVs don't pay attention to trade issues and put two and two together. I could be totally wrong. I can't figure out voters any more.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 10:59 PM (MNgU2)

Agreed to both. I can't tell anymore.

It just seemed a real simple two and two "he's a liar ad." Ironic coming from the Beasts' side.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 11:01 PM (Idu2i)

159 112 91 - There was a report out of Harvard's Civil Rights Project in 2003 that said "The data show the emergence of a substantial group of American schools that are virtually all non-white, which we call apartheid schools.." Talk about loaded language. One of the recommendations was
"Prohibition of choice plans--magnets, charters, voluntary transfers, and charters- -that increase segregation and a favoring of those that diminish it. Choice schools should be required to recruit students from all racial backgrounds, provide appropriate services for immigrant students, and provide free transportation to students who choose to come." I guess they want more of those magic white kids that make inner city feral youth want to major in STEM classes.
Posted by: vivi at August 12, 2016 10:47 PM (11H2y)


*types*

*deletes*

I don't want to get banned, but at some point we have to call attention to the fact that "equality" means hobbling the best and brightest and forcing them down to the lowest common denominator, since the dumb and lazy cannot be improved.

Posted by: rickl at August 12, 2016 11:01 PM (sdi6R)

160 I'm just thinking LIVs don't pay attention to trade issues and put two and two together. I could be totally wrong. I can't figure out voters any more.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck

The American public has the short-term memory of goldfish. Unless it's on the scale of 9/11, nothing that happens now will have an impact come November. My prediction anyway.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 12, 2016 11:01 PM (07Q15)

161 127
I have your clock

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:02 PM (dgO4h)

162 So what would you call an everyday American citizen who gave $400 million to an enemy state and known sponsor of terrorism, as well as facilitated their nuclear weapons program? Hmmm...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 12, 2016 11:02 PM (0mRoj)

163 149
Errr, millipedEs!

What are you, some sort of millipedophile?

Posted by: Anachronda at August 12, 2016 11:02 PM (Oi5b2)

164 For all I have read, the only time Gen. Lee was defeated was when he (first) abandoned the teachings of Sun Tzu.
It was the beginning of the end from then on.

Posted by: navybrat at August 12, 2016 11:02 PM (w7KSn)

165 >>I dunno, I thought it was pretty good in the sense that it makes Trump look like a flaming liar.
Posted by: Country Boy

I'm just thinking LIVs don't pay attention to trade issues and put two and two together. I could be totally wrong. I can't figure out voters any more.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck


Midol Medved, the arch-bishop of Nevertrumpers, called the ad weak and ineffective.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 12, 2016 11:02 PM (9sySV)

166 http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/civilwar/articles/suntzuoverland.aspx

Posted by: navybrat
****

Not saying he was wrong or what he penned had few applications in more modern times.
It's just that general knowledge caught up to what he wrote.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 11:03 PM (hVdx9)

167 155:Hah! Knew you were a liar.


I do not lie. I give alternate truth's. Don't be so judgey, judgeyMcJudger.

Posted by: Puddleglum is on vacation, Weeeee at August 12, 2016 11:03 PM (rJxzw)

168 I don't want to be rude, but what the fuck has this got to do with boobs?


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 12, 2016 10:58 PM (LuZz

It is really a matter of pressure-gauge vs pressure-absolute.
Question 1: Which is firmer, 1 atm (gauge) or 1 atm (absolute)?Q2: Would boobage at > 1 atm (gauge) be firmer than at 1 atm (absolute)?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 11:03 PM (P/kVC)

169 145
Sounds like you're referring to Katrina Pearson.

If that's her, yeah she makes a gaffe here and there (i.e. Khan dying during Obama admin and not Bush) but overall yeah, always on offense.

Also screen door, hurricane.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 10:57 PM (Idu2i)


And "Love Shack" was a great song.

Posted by: rickl at August 12, 2016 11:04 PM (sdi6R)

170 Boob pressure is very important. A boob job went awry once because the surgeon botched some metric to English pressure conversion. Her boobs blew up.

And I watched an educational video the other day about pressure. Two hotties in bikinis were putting rubber bands around a big ol' watermelon, to see how many, and thus how much pressure the watermelon could take.

The did it until it burst all over them. Then they cleaned it off each other. With their tongues.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 11:04 PM (DW+jj)

171 *types*

*deletes*

I don't want to get banned, but at some point we have to call attention to the fact that "equality" means hobbling the best and brightest and forcing them down to the lowest common denominator, since the dumb and lazy cannot be improved.
Posted by: rickl at August 12, 2016 11:01 PM (sdi6R

That usually happens during 2nd grade after a 1 year of marinating.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:05 PM (yhYmR)

172 157
Still have not seen a Trump ad. What is he waiting for?

Posted by: abby at August 12, 2016 11:01 PM (HBU7W)

Someone else to pay for it.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 12, 2016 11:05 PM (sqHNm)

173 Joe Hallenbeck, #139:

"the Flight crew of Flight 232 should be the go to names when referring to airline pilot heroes."

Agreed. They were amazing. And I remember reading that at least one (Capt Haynes?) was wracked with guilt over those they couldn't save.

I think the line in "Flight" where Don Cheadle describes recreating the incident via simulator, putting ten pilots in the cockpit and having every one of them crash in a way that killed everyone on board, had to have been inspired by this one - I seem to recall the NTSB did just that, with about the same result.

Posted by: JPS at August 12, 2016 11:05 PM (9ziuC)

174 Just seen on Zerohedge:

Guccifer allegedly has released an Excel spreadsheet showing personal info on some 200 Democrats.

Personal email, physical addresses and private cell phone numbers among other stuff.

Also account names and passwords of various subscription services.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 11:05 PM (Idu2i)

175 162 So what would you call an everyday American citizen who gave $400 million to an enemy state and known sponsor of terrorism, as well as facilitated their nuclear weapons program? Hmmm...
Posted by: Insomniac at August 12, 2016 11:02 PM (0mRoj)

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

Someone I will vote for because a D after their name.

Posted by: Molly k's idiot Norweigen neighbor who is too stupid to even think at August 12, 2016 11:05 PM (shN0m)

176 Oh, oh. My pink eye is back. Should have stayed away from the diving pool.

Posted by: Bob Costass at August 12, 2016 11:05 PM (Tyii7)

177 Just saw a Dem ad during the Olympics. It's Trump as a guest on David Letterman hawking his ties . Made in China.



Not very effective if targeting LIVs.



Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 10:34 PM (MNgU2)



I dunno, I thought it was pretty good in the sense that it makes Trump look like a flaming liar.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 10:54 PM (Idu2i)



I'm just thinking LIVs don't pay attention to trade issues and put
two and two together. I could be totally wrong. I can't figure out
voters any more.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 10:59 PM (MNgU2)

Trump may be the first to say it outright - he is penalized by regulation and taxes if his ties are made in the US, a domestic production tariff.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 11:06 PM (P/kVC)

178 I don't want to be rude, but what the fuck has this got to do with boobs?


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 12, 2016 10:58 PM (LuZz



Wait, wait! Don't overpressurize me! AIIEEEEEEE

Posted by: ITC's Recently Departed Inflatable Friend at August 12, 2016 11:06 PM (uAvJJ)

179 162 So what would you call an everyday American citizen who gave $400 million to an enemy state and known sponsor of terrorism, as well as facilitated their nuclear weapons program? Hmmm...
Posted by: Insomniac at August 12, 2016 11:02 PM (0mRoj)

A Special Snowflake.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:07 PM (yhYmR)

180 Oh, oh. My pink eye is back. Should have stayed away from the diving pool.
Posted by: Bob Costass


Is that the name of the local bathhouse?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 12, 2016 11:07 PM (9sySV)

181 Also account names and passwords of various subscription services.

--------

I'd love to see what's on Debbie Wassermouth Shithead's Tinder account.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2016 11:07 PM (/wm8n)

182 I have decided that Trump is as surprised as anyone that he won the nomination. I think he went in as a lark, things got heated and he was having fun calling people names and getting lots of attention. Now he has to work for the election and he seems to be phoning it in. I don't think he's having as much fun as he was before. I will still vote for him. I would vote for a ham sandwich before I would vote for Hellary, but I don't think Trump's heart is in it anymore.

Posted by: abby at August 12, 2016 11:07 PM (HBU7W)

183

Trump isn't going to waste money on media ad buys. He is getting more bang for his bucks with his rallies/speeches, and spending a lot less money.

Posted by: Gilbert at August 12, 2016 11:07 PM (/jTz8)

184 164 For all I have read, the only time Gen. Lee was defeated was when he (first) abandoned the teachings of Sun Tzu.
It was the beginning of the end from then on.



The beginning of the end was when Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson was killed, accidentally, by his own men at Chancellorsville. IMO.

Posted by: Puddleglum is on vacation, Weeeee at August 12, 2016 11:07 PM (rJxzw)

185 Okay, off to try some of the low-carb beer, see how it goes, back in a bit

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 11:08 PM (uAvJJ)

186 Midol Medved, the arch-bishop of Nevertrumpers, called the ad weak and ineffective.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 12, 2016 11:02 PM (9sySV)

You're forgetting who it's aimed at.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 11:08 PM (Idu2i)

187 176 Oh, oh. My pink eye is back. Should have stayed away from the diving pool.
Posted by: Bob Costass at August 12, 2016 11:05 PM (Tyii7)

We all know where you should have stayed away from Bobby.

*winks*

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 12, 2016 11:08 PM (yhYmR)

188 Trump isn't going to waste money on media ad buys. He is getting more bang for his bucks with his rallies/speeches, and spending a lot less money.



Posted by: Gilbert at August 12, 2016 11:07 PM (/jTz

Somebody is buying ads. Saw one yesterday morning for Trump while at the gym, and it was on CNN to boot.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 11:09 PM (Idu2i)

189 168 I don't want to be rude, but what the fuck has this got to do with boobs?


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 12, 2016 10:58 PM (LuZz

It is really a matter of pressure-gauge vs pressure-absolute.
Question 1: Which is firmer, 1 atm (gauge) or 1 atm (absolute)?Q2: Would boobage at > 1 atm (gauge) be firmer than at 1 atm (absolute)?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 11:03 PM (P/kVC)

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

THis is getting out of hand. My answer was a rich dude and about 10 grand. Not sure if there was even a question asked.... Too much math.

Posted by: Molly k's idiot Norweigen neighbor who is too stupid to even think at August 12, 2016 11:10 PM (shN0m)

190 I'm in Texas so I don't expect to see many , if any , Trump ads.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 11:10 PM (MNgU2)

191 When I was in another state we got a letter from the school (sent to all parents) that said if your child is failing you can invoke school choice and send the kid to another school of your choice. Suggesting that this school may not be good enough to get your kid to pass...

What they were actually doing was encouraging parents to pull failing kids out of their school (because it drags down that schools performance score) and send them to a higher performing school to drag down their score. And make all schools mediocre.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 12, 2016 11:10 PM (P/kVC)

192 "...when Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson was killed..."

Can't argue with that, since Lee said so himself that it was as if he had lost his right arm.

Posted by: navybrat at August 12, 2016 11:11 PM (w7KSn)

193 At one point during one of my iso9001 surveillance audits the auditor passed along this "wisdom".
A gage...has no moving parts...as a sheet steel gage.
A gauge does...as a micrometer, depth gauge etc.
He adhered to a paleo diet
Just sayin

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:11 PM (dgO4h)

194 Affirmative Action is a great idea, but the current setup uses the wrong criteria. It should be based on height.

I'm old enough to remember a song with the chorus, "Short people got no reason to live." And short people are discriminated against. So, a certain percentage of the population is 4'11" - the same proportion should be represented in schools, workplaces, etc. Same with people who are 3'11", 5'11" and 6'11".

America's institutions are heightist - but we, as a people, are better than that.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 12, 2016 11:11 PM (lhvb+)

195 152 I wonder if Clinton got a virus and spread it to all her friends who have private servers and private computers?

I suspect a lot of our betters are scrambling for tech support about now.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 10:59 PM (ry34m)

I actually think she's the reason why State and WH unclass networks were riddled with malware and intruders. Personal info of everyone she sent email to, her staff, and associates are all compromised. Add in the folks that have security clearances and have had their SF-86 data taken and didn't take the time to change their password resets to some information that isn't in their SF-86 and it is easy peasy for the electronic snoops to keep on infiltrating them.

Posted by: CDR M at August 12, 2016 11:12 PM (Pf2mI)

196 I'm in Texas so I don't expect to see many , if any , Trump ads.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 11:10 PM (MNgU2)

Which part?

Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 11:12 PM (Idu2i)

197 164 For all I have read, the only time Gen. Lee was defeated was when he (first) abandoned the teachings of Sun Tzu.
It was the beginning of the end from then on.
Posted by: navybrat at August 12, 2016 11:02 PM (w7KSn)


Lee won his early victories with maneuver and surprise attacks, admittedly against inferior Union generals.

But Gettysburg was a toe-to-toe slugfest, and then he ordered a frontal attack. Maybe he saw a chance to end the war then and there, and couldn't resist.

Posted by: rickl at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (sdi6R)

198 Inches of water was another pressure unit, used for very small pressure differences. I've seen HVAC specs that still use it for static pressure in air ducts and stuff.

All this fuss over slugs and poundals was just an attempt to do away with a conversion factor. We naturally use the pound as a unit of force (it's just the definition of one standard g -- the actual g varies a bit all over the globe) as well as a unit of mass.

If you measure acceleration in 'g', then the conversation factor becomes 1. One pound-force is 1 gee-pound.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (DW+jj)

199 127
If you start with distance

Then differentiate it, you get velocity

Then differentiate it, you get acceleration

Then differentiate it, you get jerk (jolt, surge, or lurch)

Then differentiate it, you get snap

Then differentiate it, you get crackle

Then differentiate it, you get pop

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 12, 2016 10:53 PM (e8kgV)
You differentiate that, and you have Coke or Pepsi.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (EzgxV)

200 Oh my...............I see my neighbor of Norweigen descent is posting again. Better take my socks off and hit the hay

Posted by: Molly k. at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (shN0m)

201 I just love a commie in elevator shoes.

Posted by: Hope's Rolo at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (Tyii7)

202 @163, Anachronda

To be honest, I'm still obsessing over that creepy "gender unicorn"...

I started a post about what might appear to be a piece of candy that it's got over its nethers, thinking "Oh, so THAT is how the grooming starts, etc.!" I believe it's supposed to represent a segment of DNA, but it bloody hell looks quite like a sugary treat to me!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (kP16F)

203 Posted by: Country Boy at August 12, 2016 11:12 PM (Idu2i)

Houston

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (MNgU2)

204 193 At one point during one of my iso9001 surveillance audits the auditor passed along this "wisdom".
A gage...has no moving parts...as a sheet steel gage.
A gauge does...as a micrometer, depth gauge etc.
He adhered to a paleo diet
Just sayin
Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:11 PM (dgO4h

Porn star Gauge!

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (yhYmR)

205 .In building design it would be rational to use kg as a point load, kg/m^2, and kg/m. Whether under 1 g vertical load or some other acceeration in another direction (seismic)...
------------

Exception!
Were it a point load, it would simply be kg.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 12, 2016 11:14 PM (OLNwX)

206 You're forgetting who it's aimed at.
Posted by: Country Boy


People who dislike Turnip. So, yeah #Winning.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 12, 2016 11:16 PM (9sySV)

207
I don't want to get banned, but at some point we have to call attention to the fact that "equality" means hobbling the best and brightest and forcing them down to the lowest common denominator, since the dumb and lazy cannot be improved.
Posted by: rickl at August 12, 2016 11:01 PM (sdi6R)

Wait, I know this one.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at August 12, 2016 11:16 PM (0mRoj)

208 192 "...when Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson was killed..."

Can't argue with that, since Lee said so himself that it was as if he had lost his right arm.
Posted by: navybrat at August 12, 2016 11:11 PM (w7KSn)

And almost pulled him to the ground.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at August 12, 2016 11:16 PM (Wux4A)

209 America's institutions are heightist
-------------------------------------------

Anyone taller than average should have their legs shorted so everyone is the same height. It's the only way to make basketball a fair game where everyone has an equal chance.

Posted by: Gilbert at August 12, 2016 11:16 PM (/jTz8)

210 Actually watching a bit of the Olympics.

One of the buses got mixed up and took one of the swim teams to the track & field facility. Had to delay the swimming event.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 12, 2016 11:17 PM (9ym/8)

211 I just love a commie in elevator shoes.
Posted by: Hope's Rolo
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Those were 'Cuban heels', dammit.

Posted by: Che Guevera at August 12, 2016 11:17 PM (OLNwX)

212 For all you sciency guys...
If it fits in the hole and it aint too heavy.....goodnuff

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:17 PM (dgO4h)

213 I didn't see the tie ad. I've only seen an couple of anti-Trump ads aired and they're pretty weak.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 12, 2016 11:18 PM (0mRoj)

214
Gage, was a British general, eventually. Started out as an ensign. Had a run of bad luck and retired. The British still lost.

Posted by: Gilbert at August 12, 2016 11:18 PM (/jTz8)

215 202 I believe it's supposed to represent a segment of DNA, but it
bloody hell looks quite like a sugary treat to me!


Could be worse. Could be a bacony teat.

http://tinyurl.com/j7azkzf

Posted by: Anachronda at August 12, 2016 11:18 PM (Oi5b2)

216 212 For all you sciency guys...
If it fits in the hole and it aint too heavy.....goodnuff
Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:17 PM (dgO4h)

This isn't another Hope Solo joke is it?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 12, 2016 11:19 PM (0mRoj)

217 Also saw an add for Honda's new Ridgeline. Vast improvement and pretty good looking pickup.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 12, 2016 11:19 PM (9ym/8)

218 Not very effective if targeting LIVs.

They're sitting there like Dax in Idiocracy. All they need to know is that "TRUMP BAD".

Posted by: t-bird at August 12, 2016 11:19 PM (yddCj)

219 One of the buses got mixed up and took one of the
swim teams to the track field facility. Had to delay the swimming
event.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 12, 2016 11:17 PM (9ym/

You had one job.....

Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2016 11:20 PM (Enq6K)

220 212 For all you sciency guys...
If it fits in the hole and it aint too heavy.....goodnuff
Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:17 PM (dgO4h)

And what about us classy sporty girls?

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 12, 2016 11:20 PM (yhYmR)

221 217 Also saw an add for Honda's new Ridgeline. Vast improvement and pretty good looking pickup.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 12, 2016 11:19 PM (9ym/

To me the Ridgeline looks like a Pilot with a truck bed instead of third-row seating. Not a criticism, just an observation. I like both body designs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 12, 2016 11:20 PM (0mRoj)

222
182
I have decided that Trump is as surprised as anyone that he won the
nomination. I think he went in as a lark, things got heated and he was
having fun calling people names and getting lots of attention. Now he
has to work for the election and he seems to be phoning it in. I don't
think he's having as much fun as he was before. I will still vote for
him. I would vote for a ham sandwich before I would vote for Hellary,
but I don't think Trump's heart is in it anymore.

Posted by: abby at August 12, 2016 11:07 PM (HBU7W)


Part of "The Art of the Deal" is playing your cards close to your vest when there's nothing to be gained by showing them.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 12, 2016 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

223 Molly:

If you are straight salary, exempt from OT: 3 months salary / 520 = hourly rate (long baseline for varying weeks)

If you are salary non-exempt and working more than 40 hours in a week: (weekly salary / hours) + [(hours - 40) x ((weekly salary / hours) x 0.5)] = hourly rate including overtime.

That is you want to figure out the hourly rate by dividing the pay by the hours, and then computing the overtime by figuring the hours over 40 (or whatever the standard is in your state) and mulitplying that by 1/2 the hourly rate you just computed. Do this for each 40 hour week taking into consideration the beginning and ending of each week as declared by your employer.

I used to have a spreadsheet that did this for me when I put the hours in.

this is handy also for making sure that you are not being paid less than minimum wage as a salaried exempt employee

Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 11:22 PM (ry34m)

224 216 212 For all you sciency guys...
If it fits in the hole and it aint too heavy.....goodnuff
Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:17 PM (dgO4h)

This isn't another Hope Solo joke is it?
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 12, 2016 11:19 PM (0mRoj

To be fair, her performance during and after her final Olympic game warrants it.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:22 PM (yhYmR)

225 I love this place

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:23 PM (dgO4h)

226 Anyone taller than average should have their legs shorted so everyone is the same height. It's the only way to make basketball a fair game where everyone has an equal chance.

Posted by: Gilbert
________

I propose that the five players a basketball team has on the court at any time have a maximum combined height of 33'4".

Posted by: FireHorse at August 12, 2016 11:24 PM (lhvb+)

227
You had one job.....
Posted by: Tami
--------------

Que?

Posted by: Portugese at August 12, 2016 11:24 PM (OLNwX)

228 I lived in Canadia during the conversion to the metric system... Had a summer job at a fishing camp in Ontario. Had to learn how mix two-stroke fuel for the boat motors in the right proportions using assorted containers in gallons and litres. Mostly I just guessed -- anything between 20:1 and 40:1 or so usually worked, it seemed... Never got any complaints!

Thinking about the airplane crash simulation and I was reminded of the "Gimle Glider" incident... That was after my time, though!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 11:24 PM (kP16F)

229 At one point during one of my iso9001 surveillance audits the auditor passed along this "wisdom".
A gage...has no moving parts...as a sheet steel gage.
A gauge does...as a micrometer, depth gauge etc.
He adhered to a paleo diet
Just sayin

Posted by: Clarney
****

So you smacked him with a wooden club?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 11:24 PM (hVdx9)

230 Also saw an add for Honda's new Ridgeline. Vast improvement and pretty good looking pickup.

-----------

Unibody. It's an Accord, masquerading as a truck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2016 11:24 PM (/wm8n)

231 He adhered to a paleo diet
Just sayin

Posted by: Clarney
****

So you smacked him with a wooden club?
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 11:24 PM (hVdx9)

LMAO

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 12, 2016 11:25 PM (0mRoj)

232 I'm glad we lost. Now I can concentrate on my selfie stick.

Posted by: Hope's Rolo at August 12, 2016 11:25 PM (Tyii7)

233 To be honest, I'm still obsessing over that creepy "gender unicorn"...

I started a post about what might appear to be a piece of candy that it's got over its nethers, thinking "Oh, so THAT is how the grooming starts, etc.!" I believe it's supposed to represent a segment of DNA, but it bloody hell looks quite like a sugary treat to me!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (kP16F)


I was warning people about this insanity last year:

http://politicalhat.com/2015/12/12/gender-unicorn/

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 11:26 PM (vBeA5)

234 I don't want to be rude, but what the fuck has this got to do with boobs?


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 12, 2016 10:58 PM (LuZz



Well, when the chick's nipples are valve-stems, then inflation rates begin to matter, a bit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2016 11:26 PM (v5iqM)

235 I've just read that Hope Solo called the Swedish soccer team "cowards" for some reason...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 11:26 PM (kP16F)

236 Anyone taller than average should have their legs shorted so everyone is the same height. It's the only way to make basketball a fair game where everyone has an equal chance.

Posted by: Gilbert
-------------

I can take care of this.

Posted by: Diana Moon Glampers, Handicapper General at August 12, 2016 11:26 PM (OLNwX)

237 236 Anyone taller than average should have their legs shorted so everyone is the same height. It's the only way to make basketball a fair game where everyone has an equal chance.

Posted by: Gilbert
-------------

Call me when there's a plan to remove people's arms.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at August 12, 2016 11:27 PM (/wm8n)

238 152 I wonder if Clinton got a virus and spread it to all her friends who have private servers and private computers?



I suspect a lot of our betters are scrambling for tech support about now.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 10:59 PM (ry34m)


Isn't that how a lot of these hacks occur? Some dumbshit within the network clicks on some foreign attachment and then the virus spreads like wildfire?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 11:28 PM (uAvJJ)

239 233 To be honest, I'm still obsessing over that creepy "gender unicorn"...

I started a post about what might appear to be a piece of candy that it's got over its nethers, thinking "Oh, so THAT is how the grooming starts, etc.!" I believe it's supposed to represent a segment of DNA, but it bloody hell looks quite like a sugary treat to me!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 11:13 PM (kP16F)

I was warning people about this insanity last year:

http://politicalhat.com/2015/12/12/gender-unicorn/
Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 11:26 PM (vBeA5)

Sounds like that purple penguin bullshit redux.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 12, 2016 11:28 PM (0mRoj)

240 Yeah. I'M the one you should be worrying about.

Posted by: Creepy Gender Unicorn at August 12, 2016 11:28 PM (yhYmR)

241 Sorry, Molly, to follow up, the second computation is to determine WHAT you should be compensated including OT as a non-exempt employee.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 11:28 PM (ry34m)

242 "Iran is supposedly building nuclear plants for peaceful energy purposes. Supposed we take them at their word. Why aren't the eco-nazis going mental over this? Why can they build plants, but we can't because No Nukes?"

Fen's Law yet again proves its universal applicability.

"The left don't really believe all of the things that they claim they do."

Posted by: torquewrench at August 12, 2016 11:29 PM (noWW6)

243 I was warning people about this insanity last year:

http://politicalhat.com/2015/12/12/gender-unicorn/
Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 11:26 PM (vBeA5)

Sounds like that purple penguin bullshit redux.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 12, 2016 11:28 PM (0mRoj)


Ironically the Left is both trying to create an infinite number of genders and that they all totes really exist while concomitantly declare that gender doesn't exist.

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 12, 2016 11:29 PM (vBeA5)

244 And Molly, how are you doing? Weren't you having some difficult times not long ago?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 11:30 PM (uAvJJ)

245 Yeah. I'M the one you should be worrying about.
Posted by: Creepy Gender Unicorn


AH-KLACK-KLACK-KLACK-KLACK-AAAH~!

Posted by: The Killaroid 9k at August 12, 2016 11:30 PM (9sySV)

246 I used to and still do, worry about the folks forgetting to take their medicine. Hell, I'm getting that bad now.

I noticed I was feeling a bit jumpy, like I'd had a fright, someone snuck up and said "Boo!". Then I realized, I'd forgotten to take the damn beta blocker. Hell, it's been over 30 hours.

It's easy to do with all this damn stuff. I hate getting old.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 11:31 PM (DW+jj)

247 224
216 212 For all you sciency guys...

If it fits in the hole and it aint too heavy.....goodnuff

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:17 PM (dgO4h)



This isn't another Hope Solo joke is it?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 12, 2016 11:19 PM (0mRoj



To be fair, her performance during and after her final Olympic game warrants it.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:22 PM (yhYmR)


Olympic Game??? I thought she was Ben Solo's sister.....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 12, 2016 11:31 PM (EzgxV)

248
Good evening, all.

Well, the office has turned off my access to ace comments, so I've been reading one Post of Awesome after another and then having to turn away and do the stuff that my employers want me to do.

What a week.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 12, 2016 11:32 PM (5o5ek)

249 235 I've just read that Hope Solo called the Swedish soccer team "cowards" for some reason...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 11:26 PM (kP16F)

Because they played a prevent defense and on only two shots on goal scored one compared to 1 goal by 27 shots by USA.

She played like shit and got out played by the other goalie.... Stats wise.

She has a rap sheet you know.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:32 PM (yhYmR)

250 jumping to the bottom

Posted by: Jake at August 12, 2016 11:32 PM (A2czX)

251 Call me when there's a plan to remove people's arms.

Posted by: Michelle Fields
________

We could make basketball a sport where the players don't use their arms. And make the rims vertical instead of horizontal. And the losing team gets put to death.

(I'm a true conservative, don'tcha know.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 12, 2016 11:32 PM (lhvb+)

252 Why aren't the eco-nazis going mental over this?

As long as the nukes are being used to spin their windmills and to power the lights aimed at their solar arrays, I don't see the problem.

Posted by: t-bird at August 12, 2016 11:33 PM (yddCj)

253 Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 12, 2016 11:32 PM (5o5ek)

To be honest, it's probably best that way

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 11:33 PM (uAvJJ)

254 @215, Anachronda

Alrighty, then! Who's the perv now?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 11:33 PM (kP16F)

255 hope "solo"ng

Posted by: phoenixgirl you must fight for independence EVERYDAY at August 12, 2016 11:35 PM (0O7c5)

256 Olympic Game??? I thought she was Ben Solo's sister.....
Posted by: cthulhu at August 12, 2016 11:31 PM (EzgxV

That is her teenage brother or cousin she assaulted at his birthday... Or something.

No Class either way.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:36 PM (yhYmR)

257 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 12, 2016 11:37 PM (T/cxb)

258 So she has a brother named Han?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 11:38 PM (hVdx9)

259 256
Olympic Game??? I thought she was Ben Solo's sister.....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 12, 2016 11:31 PM (EzgxV



That is her teenage brother or cousin she assaulted at his birthday... Or something.



No Class either way.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:36 PM (yhYmR)


Well, then it's no wonder he went all mental, decided to call himself Kylo Ren, and blew up planets....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 12, 2016 11:38 PM (EzgxV)

260
She has a rap sheet you know.
Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:32 PM (yhYmR)

She's a perv, Dude.

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at August 12, 2016 11:38 PM (0mRoj)

261
Olympic Game??? I thought she was Ben Solo's sister.....

Thought it was either Star Wars or U.N.C.L.E.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 12, 2016 11:38 PM (IqV8l)

262 Those were 'Cuban heels', dammit.
Posted by: Che Guevera at August 12, 2016 11:17 PM (OLNwX)


You know, a week ago I didn't know what Cuban heels were, I ran across it in a book from the 50's.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 11:39 PM (ry34m)

263 The NFL? Yawwwnnnnn
The Cubbies just won 11 straight
Did they clinch a playoff spot yet?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 12, 2016 11:39 PM (EBtt4)

264 @251, FireHorse

Do the players of your new game get to pillage and rape the spectators between rounds?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 11:40 PM (kP16F)

265 255 hope "solo"ng
Posted by: phoenixgirl you must fight for independence EVERYDAY at August 12, 2016 11:35 PM (0O7c5)

So many layers.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:40 PM (yhYmR)

266 Olympics not ghey enough? Bring on Johnny weird and Tara Lepinsky for no reason. Thanks nbc!

Posted by: Simplemind at August 12, 2016 11:41 PM (1/dEZ)

267 I'm watching PBS doc an over 80 table tennis tournament in China of international vets. I think it's supposed to be inspirational but it's kind of sad actually.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 12, 2016 11:42 PM (MNgU2)

268 Ok, they are interviewing a trans/cross dresser or somthin' on the Olympic's?!?!?!?????WHAT THE ACTUALLY F*CK?!?!?!?

Posted by: lindafell-racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 12, 2016 11:42 PM (xVgrA)

269 My God, the TV was on NBC in the background and Bob Costas is speaking with two gals. Well, one gal and something else. I'm trying to figure if it's a tranny, a very mannish women, or just some dude who likes to wear women's clothes. It's got awful dark arm hair.

I'm such a h8r. Maybe the beta blocker just needs to kick in.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 11:43 PM (DW+jj)

270 Holy shit. 11 in a row? Well, good for them.
But let's hope the Cards can break their streak tomorrow

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 11:43 PM (uAvJJ)

271 In all fairness I have seen a few explicit pics of Hope Solo nude that weren't bad, but most of them were off-putting.
I mean really, I don't need to know you still have your tonsils despite the fact I can tell this even tho I'm NOT looking into your mouth.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 11:43 PM (hVdx9)

272 Jim, I thought they were zirks.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 11:43 PM (ry34m)

273 You know, a week ago I didn't know what Cuban heels were, I ran across it in a book from the 50's.

Posted by: Kindltot
--------------

That's what we're here for.

The most famous Cuban heel wearer was probably Sammy Davis Jr.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 12, 2016 11:43 PM (OLNwX)

274 Why are so many more women looking like dudes these days?

Posted by: Robin Wright Penn's large leather hands on House of Cards at August 12, 2016 11:45 PM (yhYmR)

275 So, when you wear Cuban heels, when you go down the street, do you go "boom-chicka-boom, boom-chicka-boom, chicka boom!"

Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 11:45 PM (ry34m)

276 270. Win lose, doesn't matter at this point
Cause it's the year!!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 12, 2016 11:46 PM (EBtt4)

277 A few A 10's would change the balance of power in the Star Wars universe.
Warthog, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

Posted by: freedom2014despitebarack at August 12, 2016 11:46 PM (QlyN5)

278
Maybe the beta blocker just needs to kick in.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)


We will not be blocked!!

Posted by: The Betas at August 12, 2016 11:47 PM (IqV8l)

279 Don't worry Cubs fans, they will find a way to screw it up/choke.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)

280 Thanks for the laughs and sleep well Boners and Bonerettes.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 12, 2016 11:48 PM (yhYmR)

281 274. Not enough lumberjacks?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 12, 2016 11:48 PM (EBtt4)

282 Sorry, meant "Chick-chicky-boom, chick-chicky-boom, chick-chicky-boom"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRiV5eDSKg8

Posted by: Kindltot at August 12, 2016 11:48 PM (ry34m)

283 I used to and still do, worry about the folks forgetting to take their medicine. Hell, I'm getting that bad now.

Posted by: publius
________

Why isn't there an app for that?

Seriously: You have a prescription, and your smartphone goes off when it's time to take a pill. A picture of the pill appears on your screen, you push a button when you take the pill, and it's all stored electronically in your medical records.

Next time you go to the hospital, they won't have to ask you what medications you take and both of you risking that you forget mentioning one of them. Add safeguards to ensure privacy and it seems like an all-around advantage for everybody.

I'm not inclined to pursue this, but if anyone here thinks its worthwhile and potentially lucrative, please develop it. I'm guessing a company like 3M would pay you a few bucks for a prototype.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 12, 2016 11:48 PM (lhvb+)

284 They just had Johnny Weir on. I'd heard the name and knew he was a skater or something but I don't I'd ever seen him before.


Boy, is that "guy" a Crying Game gender-bending mind fcuk.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 12, 2016 11:48 PM (9ym/8)

285 So, that person is a Johnny Weir that was on NBC.
During beach volley ball they focused more on the black gal from ghost busted than the players....sheesh.....she wasn't in the Olympic's so WTF?

Posted by: lindafell-racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 12, 2016 11:48 PM (xVgrA)

286 What *is* that thing Bob Costas has on? He's the sorriest excuse for a tranny I ever saw. He's not even trying. He's got a little 5 O'clock mustache going on.

He must be one of these lunatics that's against "gender norms" and is breaking the tyranny that men have to wear men's clothes and women wear women's clothes. Or something.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 11:49 PM (DW+jj)

287 Wait, Bob Costas is a tranny?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 12, 2016 11:50 PM (uAvJJ)

288 Wait, Bob Costas is a tranny?
Posted by: chemjeff
------------

Too early to tell.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 12, 2016 11:51 PM (OLNwX)

289 Wait, Bob Costas is a tranny?

He's pretty small, must be one of those CV types.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 12, 2016 11:51 PM (T/cxb)

290 Well, he IS gay or sump thin'........

Posted by: lindafell-racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 12, 2016 11:51 PM (xVgrA)

291 apparently if you run the 100m in a burka, it takes 14 seconds to finish

Posted by: Jake at August 12, 2016 11:52 PM (A2czX)

292 So, that person is a Johnny Weir that was on NBC.
During beach volley ball they focused more on the black gal from ghost busted than the players....sheesh.....she wasn't in the Olympic's so WTF?

Posted by: lindafell-
****

Showing her and not actually attractive women is their version of victorious pelvic thrusts.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 12, 2016 11:52 PM (hVdx9)

293
- SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016 -
FAIRFIELD, CT
Donald J. Trump
William H. Pitt Center at the Campus of Sacred Heart University
7:30 PM

Donald J. Trump will be William H. Pitt Center at the Campus of Sacred Heart University
Doors Open 4:30 PM
Please note that ticketing has closed at this time



He will be William H. Pitt Center. Cool, huh.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 12, 2016 11:53 PM (5o5ek)

294 apparently if you run the 100m in a burka, it takes 14 seconds to finish
Posted by: Jake
-------------

Can't wait to see the swimming events.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 12, 2016 11:53 PM (OLNwX)

295 @283, FireHorse

You're quite the inventive fellow. And I fear if one's medicine were a high colonic, one's data would end up on FaceItter or Snapgram, or something like that!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 12, 2016 11:53 PM (kP16F)

296 274 Why are so many more women looking like dudes these days?
Posted by: Robin Wright Penn's large leather hands on House of Cards at August 12, 2016 11:45 PM (yhYmR)



Because so many dudes are looking like women these days. I include here any and all guys who shave their chests, wear "man buns," as well as all the other obvious candidates.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 12, 2016 11:54 PM (SRKgf)

297 274
Why are so many more women looking like dudes these days?

Posted by: Robin Wright Penn's large leather hands on House of Cards at August 12, 2016 11:45 PM (yhYmR)


Dunno. Why are so many more dudes looking like women?

Posted by: Pajama Boy at August 12, 2016 11:56 PM (EzgxV)

298 apparently if you run the 100m in a burka, it takes 14 seconds to finish
Posted by: Jake



How long does it take to run out of the blast radius?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 12, 2016 11:56 PM (SRKgf)

299 I fucking LOATH the man bun......I live in the people's republic of Austinistan so I get to see them EVERY.F'ING.DAY....

Posted by: lindafell-racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 12, 2016 11:57 PM (xVgrA)

300
Why are so many more women looking like dudes these days?

Dunno. Why are so many more dudes looking like women?


Harmonic convergence.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 12, 2016 11:57 PM (IqV8l)

301 Ya know, I provided you with male and female. But was that enough? Noooooo. You had to go and fuck it up with 57 flavors of perverts.

Gabriel, light 'em up with a few lightning bolts!

Posted by: God at August 12, 2016 11:58 PM (SRKgf)

302 How long does it take to run out of the blast radius?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 12, 2016 11:56 PM (SRKgf)



Bourbon. Screen. Merged.

You owe me one there, amigo.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2016 11:58 PM (v5iqM)

303 Wasn't William H. Pitt the guy Elaine worked for on "Seinfeld"?

And what's with the green shoes? Are they supposed to color-coordinate with the medal ribbons? I mean, there this incredible young lady talking to Bob Costas, and when the camera cuts to a far-away shot, all I see and hear are the green shoes. (Yes, I think I can actually hear that color.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 12, 2016 11:58 PM (lhvb+)

304 "How long does it take to run out of the blast radius?"


Now that's just racist.

And a good question.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 12, 2016 11:59 PM (9ym/8)

305 Been wondering what all this stuff was about concerning Hope Solo pictures. Went and looked. My, oh my. Was she looking for something or just doing some sort of inspection?

Posted by: JROD at August 12, 2016 11:59 PM (wnwJC)

306 And I watched an educational video the other day about pressure. Two hotties in bikinis were putting rubber bands around a big ol' watermelon, to see how many, and thus how much pressure the watermelon could take.

The did it until it burst all over them. Then they cleaned it off each other. With their tongues.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 11:04 PM (DW+jj)


A watermelon CAN be sucked through a garden hose.

Posted by: Hoover at August 12, 2016 11:59 PM (p0XHr)

307 I thought the shoes were neon yellow and they all wear them. Nike sponsorship.

Posted by: lindafell-racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:00 AM (xVgrA)

308 299 I fucking LOATHE the man bun......I live in the people's republic of Austinistan so I get to see them EVERY.F'ING.DAY....
Posted by: lindafell-racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 12, 2016 11:57 PM (xVgrA)



Me too. It looks like someone crapped on their heads, which gives me an idea ...

We've got one (white) asshole at the gym who has dreads every which way on top of his head. He's apparently in a reggae band. Why you'd want to be mistaken for that demographic surpasseth all reason.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2016 12:00 AM (SRKgf)

309 No new content on Maet's blog today -- https://maetenloch.blogspot.com/ -- could he be in negotiations to come back?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:01 AM (EzgxV)

310 >>I dated a girl with a Lab...she consistently called her dog a Laboratory Treever
She is not my wife

Is this one of those "Ace in the Hole", DEAL-BREAKER cards you kind of hang onto (put up with) for a couple of years w/a girlfriend until it's time to bail and get serious?

Or, is it like the unspoken reason why, "I don't think you and me are gonna work out together so well.

Gawd, you are beautiful and we've had a GREAT 2 months together! And I LOVE your dog, Snuffles, the LAB-RA-DOR Retriever!!!

Yeah, the sex was hot! You know it, I know it.

Why are you crying?


Posted by: Deety at August 13, 2016 12:01 AM (xPWMR)

311 Bourbon. Screen. Merged.
You owe me one there, amigo.
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2016 11:58 PM (v5iqM)



I'd be happy to step up, given the chance ...

If CA continues its power dive to perdition, we just might end up in the Republic of Texas, if it'll have us.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2016 12:02 AM (SRKgf)

312
Two hotties in bikinis were putting rubber bands around a big ol' watermelon, to see how many, and thus how much pressure the watermelon could take.
The did it until it burst all over them. Then they cleaned it off each other. With their tongues.


Gallagher 2016

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 13, 2016 12:03 AM (IqV8l)

313 The man bun looks like it's worn by vegans that like letting their girlfriends fuck them with a strap on.

Posted by: buzzion at August 13, 2016 12:03 AM (bMG0w)

314 " Been wondering what all this stuff was about concerning Hope Solo pictures. Went and looked. My, oh my."

I completely missed it too. Looked at the pictures today. Some rather strange selfie pics in there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 12:03 AM (9ym/8)

315 Yeah, neon chartreuse nucular-fuel-rod greenish yellow.

What the hell, Nike? This isn't Oregon football.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 13, 2016 12:03 AM (lhvb+)

316 chemjeff I like the Bud Select 55. Half the carbs and half the alcohol, so it is a winner for me. Might not be for you.

Also, your point last night about the carbon cycle: does extra greening of the planet lead to cooling? Is that a valid deduction to make?

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 13, 2016 12:04 AM (0+srV)

317 .....or maybe Maet's looking to re-host on mu.nu, 'cause Pixy's comment system works better and is more reliable.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:04 AM (EzgxV)

318 Now that's just racist.

And a good question.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 12, 2016 11:59 PM (9ym/


ALL the good questions are racist, because we know the answer, but have to pretend that we don't.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2016 12:04 AM (SRKgf)

319 "I fucking LOATHE the man bun..."



Do they realize how stupid they look?



*rhetorical*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 12:05 AM (9ym/8)

320 310 >>I dated a girl with a Lab...she consistently called her dog a Laboratory Treever
She is not my wife
Is this one of those "Ace in the Hole", DEAL-BREAKER cards you kind of hang onto (put up with) for a couple of years w/a girlfriend until it's time to bail and get serious?
Or, is it like the unspoken reason why, "I don't think you and me are gonna work out together so well.
Gawd, you are beautiful and we've had a GREAT 2 months together! And I LOVE your dog, Snuffles, the LAB-RA-DOR Retriever!!!
Yeah, the sex was hot! You know it, I know it.
Why are you crying?
Posted by: Deety at August 13, 2016 12:01 AM (xPWMR)



Channel Clemenza: "Lose the chick. Keep the dog."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2016 12:06 AM (SRKgf)

321
live in the people's republic of Austinistan
--------------------

How many of us are there?

Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, me, lindafell, who else?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:06 AM (5o5ek)

322 309 No new content on Maet's blog today -- https://maetenloch.blogspot.com/ -- could he be in negotiations to come back?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:01 AM (EzgxV)

++++

Top post is from yesterday. Besides, you know he takes Fridays and Saturdays off. Can't imagine he is going to change that.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 13, 2016 12:06 AM (R+30W)

323 The man bun looks like it's worn by vegans that like letting their girlfriends fuck them with a strap on.

Posted by: buzzion
****

The few times I have seen a man bun in AZ made me think the same thing about the wearer.
Rather skinny, pale, non-masculine....bitch.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 13, 2016 12:07 AM (hVdx9)

324 Howdy all. WTF is going on?

Got some rain here in N IL, we needed it. Cooled things off too.

Took the dogs to the park today and Kahlua just swam her azz off in the Rock River.

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:07 AM (o/90i)

325 Going over the negatives this evening with the band, the tooic of conversation shifted to my background and my love of the old hill music.

As they asked for an example, I sang (for some values of sang) Willy Moore and one of them said, 'Yeah.....bluegrass. ...those dudes are the Lutherans of folk music.'

Funny because it's true.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:07 AM (ospLQ)

326 @314 Ricardo Kill-Almost like she lost something and was looking for it. Maybe she's going for a Desitin endorsement, she looked a little irritated down there.

Posted by: JROD at August 13, 2016 12:07 AM (wnwJC)

327 319 "I fucking LOATHE the man bun..."
Do they realize how stupid they look?
*rhetorical*
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 12:05 AM (9ym/


We have a man bun and the Buckwheat wannabe (with the vertical dreads) in the gym, and I unabashedly stare, clearly trying not to laugh.

They both give me bad ass looks, but shit, I don't care. It looks ridiculous. I'm thinking of photographing them, so that in the unlikely event either amounts to a hill of beans, I can blackmail them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2016 12:08 AM (SRKgf)

328 317 .....or maybe Maet's looking to re-host on mu.nu, 'cause Pixy's comment system works better and is more reliable.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:04 AM (EzgxV)

++++

Maybe. But free has an attractiveness that is hard to beat.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 13, 2016 12:09 AM (R+30W)

329
322
309 No new content on Maet's blog today -- https://maetenloch.blogspot.com/ -- could he be in negotiations to come back?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:01 AM (EzgxV)

++++

Top post is from yesterday. Besides, you know he takes Fridays and Saturdays off. Can't imagine he is going to change that.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 13, 2016 12:06 AM (R+30W)


I guess there's that....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)

330 235: I've just read that Hope Solo called the Swedish soccer team "cowards" for some reason...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
________

Their neutrality during World War II, maybe?

Something like that could really heat up the rivalry with the Japanese team.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 13, 2016 12:09 AM (lhvb+)

331 In Austin, I think of myself as a scout/sleeper.

Comes the second war for Independence, I'll help the arty.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:10 AM (ospLQ)

332 {{sigh}} We have lots of dread heads here too......and tattoos all over people.....and piercings in odd places.....and beards that usually accompany the man bun.....and so, so much more........

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:10 AM (xVgrA)

333 As they asked for an example, I sang (for some values of sang) Willy Moore and one of them said, 'Yeah.....bluegrass. ...those dudes are the Lutherans of folk music.'

Funny because it's true.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious


I've been convinced that one of the best tests for speakers/systems is bluegrass.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 13, 2016 12:11 AM (9sySV)

334 I found the SFW video of the bursting watermelon which publius mentioned:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h6cj6kr

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 13, 2016 12:11 AM (kP16F)

335 328
317 .....or maybe Maet's looking to re-host on mu.nu, 'cause Pixy's comment system works better and is more reliable.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:04 AM (EzgxV)

++++

Maybe. But free has an attractiveness that is hard to beat.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 13, 2016 12:09 AM (R+30W)


I thought Pixy had some deal where he was paid in Yap stone money at the end of every decade....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:11 AM (EzgxV)

336 326:

My assumption was she's in to Megan's pastime and was showing off for her boyfriend, significant other, (teammates?), or something.

But as you can see, she needs work there. Good waxing and bleaching and all that. Maybe the SO likes it like that.

Me, I thought she could clean up pretty good and would have potential with some professional help, but now that's gone sore loser and showed her ass like that, I'm done with her.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 13, 2016 12:12 AM (DW+jj)

337 I didn't realize Will Nelson had a son named Lukas who also sang. Sounds a lot like is dad.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 12:13 AM (9ym/8)

338 332 {{sigh}} We have lots of dread heads here too......and tattoos all over people.....and piercings in odd places.....and beards that usually accompany the man bun.....and so, so much more........
Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:10 AM (xVgrA)



Consider them bull's eyes for when the Burning Times come.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2016 12:13 AM (SRKgf)

339 Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 13, 2016 12:04 AM (0+srV)

Well I am drinking Michelob Ultra. Tastes watery. And that is from a guy who usually drinks Miller Lite.


About the carbon cycle, you know I really couldn't say.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:14 AM (uAvJJ)

340 OK, there are fates worst than death

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

Posted by: Kindltot at August 13, 2016 12:15 AM (ry34m)

341 BTW, if anyone is looking for a truly miserable movie to watch, you won't go wrong with "45 Years". It is an Oscar nominee (Best Actress), so as you are watching the movie, in between glances at the clock to see if time is still moving, you can amuse yourself by wondering who in their right fucking mind would have nominated this drool fest.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 13, 2016 12:15 AM (R+30W)

342 What part of Austinistan do y'all live in? I'm far SW.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:15 AM (xVgrA)

343 and showed her ass like that,
-----------------

Uh, well, she'd already pretty much showed her ass.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 13, 2016 12:15 AM (OLNwX)

344 About the carbon cycle, you know I really couldn't say.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:14 AM (uAvJJ)



C'mon, hazard a guess. It's only a fiendishly complex series of coupled differential equations. Child's play!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2016 12:15 AM (SRKgf)

345 Went to Kerrville a few times with a scorch-folk (ignore the genre name - these two are insanely talented) duo. Plenty of beer and whiskey all around. Came the weed, however, and the bluegrass folks declined, politely. 'Bad for the lungs,' one of them said, and took a long pull off his (non-ironic) corncob pipe.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:16 AM (ospLQ)

346 Casio makes a 5-alarm wrist watch.

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 13, 2016 12:17 AM (3/uST)

347 "BTW, if anyone is looking for a truly miserable movie to watch, you won't go wrong with "45 Years". It is an Oscar nominee (Best Actress), so as you are watching the movie, in between glances at the clock to see if time is still moving, you can amuse yourself by wondering who in their right fucking mind would have nominated this drool fest."



So, not a fan......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 12:17 AM (9ym/8)

348 78745. Got priced outta 78704.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:17 AM (ospLQ)

349
Howdy all. WTF is going on?

Got some rain here in N IL, we needed it. Cooled things off too.

Took the dogs to the park today and Kahlua just swam her azz off in the Rock River.
Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:07 AM (o/90i)
--------------------

It's 100+ in Austin and the AC went out at my house. 5 dogs 2 cats and a bird and the air does not circulate.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:18 AM (5o5ek)

350
It's 100+ in Austin and the AC went out at my house. 5 dogs 2 cats and a bird and the air does not circulate.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:18 AM (5o5ek)


Posted by: iforgot's zoo at August 13, 2016 12:19 AM (uAvJJ)

351 I'd be happy to step up, given the chance ...

If CA continues its power dive to perdition, we just might end up in the Republic of Texas, if it'll have us.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2016 12:02 AM (SRKgf)



Certified AoS Morons and 'Ettes are automatically granted Texas Citizenship, upon entry to the Republic.

Bring your guns, of course.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at August 13, 2016 12:19 AM (v5iqM)

352 Palpatine,
You're practically a neighbor...78739

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:20 AM (xVgrA)

353
What part of Austinistan do y'all live in? I'm far SW.
Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:15 AM (xVgrA)
------------------

The opposite. Far N and somewhat E.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:21 AM (5o5ek)

354 Heh. Small world.

Used to live way the hell up north, on Burnet Road. It was a rundown pit, but very old-Austin, very funky.

Went back there to look and see what 10 years' changes wrought. All condos and boutiques and hipsters....sad.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:22 AM (ospLQ)

355 Palpatine,
Well, the heat index was only about 115.....that truely sux.
There is rain in the forecast for the next week so hopefully a bit cool temps too.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:23 AM (xVgrA)

356 linda, Palpy, iforgot...........you guys Keeping Austin Weird down there?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 12:23 AM (9ym/8)

357
349


Howdy all. WTF is going on?



Got some rain here in N IL, we needed it. Cooled things off too.



Took the dogs to the park today and Kahlua just swam her azz off in the Rock River.

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:07 AM (o/90i)

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



It's 100+ in Austin and the AC went out at my house. 5 dogs 2 cats and a bird and the air does not circulate.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:18 AM (5o5ek)


Note: part of today's fun was running the electrostatic precipitator cells through the dishwasher, which involved fetching them out of the attic, washing them, and putting them back four hours later. The attic has a high-mounted solar fan venting the "center of gravity" of the attic, and it wasn't that bad even when they were put back. Solar power may be a crock for replacing regular power, but they can be a great boon in certain applications.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:23 AM (EzgxV)

358

Posted by: iforgot's zoo at August 13, 2016 12:19 AM (uAvJJ)
--------------------

They thought it was great. Finally got rid of that clean human smell.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:24 AM (5o5ek)

359 It's 100+ in Austin and the AC went out at my house. 5 dogs 2 cats and a bird and the air does not circulate.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:18 AM (5o5ek)


Run to Walmart, purchase a $125. 6k btu a/c and a roll of duct tape. Install the a/c in your smallest room, cutting up the box and taping with the duct tape to fill the open air space. -- Just stick it in the window and close the window on it. It will hold.
Then cut the cardboard to fit and tape.
Cool breeze on its way.

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 13, 2016 12:24 AM (3/uST)

360 Say, how many old Austinites does it take to change a lightbulb?

Three. One to finally change the damned thing, and two to tell you how much cooler the old one was.

Funny, but true. I don't know this town any more.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:24 AM (ospLQ)

361 Iforgot,
I lived up in 78717 for about 10 years before moving down here in 2010.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:25 AM (xVgrA)

362 Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:04 AM

I found it funny last night when you posted about your wine drinking habits. We have a lot in common. And I always dilute it w/ water like the Romans.

After chemjeff posted about drinking a bottle of wine, I thought, well I can do 2.

My go to is Bay Bridge Merlot, $2.54 at CVS if you buy six. Nice and smooth.


Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:25 AM (o/90i)

363
The attic has a high-mounted solar fan
-------------------

OoohhHHhhh. How big a house would that be?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:26 AM (5o5ek)

364 "My go to is Bay Bridge Merlot, $2.54 at CVS if you buy six."

Oh my dear lord in heaven, do you still have enamel on your teeth???

Posted by: navybrat at August 13, 2016 12:27 AM (w7KSn)

365 Linda - way off to the north, I saw lightning flashes, and a friend on Parmer said she got a little rain. Just a few minutes, but it's something.

Yeah. 100 in the day, lows in the 80's at night. And the freaking humidity......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:28 AM (ospLQ)

366
NC school district used 'gender unicorn' for kids to color in their 'gender identity'.

The group, Trans Student Educational Resources, says the Gender Unicorn is an upgrade from the "Genderbread Person," another cartoon graphic about gender identity targeting children.




"Genderbread Person" is clever in a darkly comical way. Pity is was supposed to be taken xeriously.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 13, 2016 12:28 AM (kdS6q)

367
I lived up in 78717 for about 10 years before moving down here in 2010.
Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:25 AM (xVgrA)
---------------------

Wow, you're a Texan. I've only been here a little over a year and I'm heading back to California end of September. Family reasons, oldsters olding and such.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:29 AM (5o5ek)

368 I just spotted this on i-mgur, and I thought, "oh, the Horde would like this..."

http://i.im-gur.com/PXcnl4b.jpg

Remove the - in the url to view it. It's pretty awesome!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 13, 2016 12:30 AM (0OG8D)

369
Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 13, 2016 12:24 AM (3/uST)
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How come I don't know things like that? Do you learn it on Youtube?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:31 AM (5o5ek)

370 "My go to is Bay Bridge Merlot, $2.54 at CVS if you buy six."
Oh my dear lord in heaven, do you still have enamel on your teeth???
Posted by: navybrat at August 13, 2016 12:27 AM

Take calcium supplements. You get a buzz and can keep your teeth!

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:33 AM (o/90i)

371 Iforget,
I really hate having a fellow Moron move out of Austin. Lauren moved almost two years ago up near Temple. I took her shooting and had lunch with her before she left. Then made a few meals for her when she had her last baby.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:33 AM (xVgrA)

372 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764140765173907456

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764140887710527488

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764141201427537920

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764141343224557569

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764141530198269956

Posted by: kbdabear at August 13, 2016 12:33 AM (GrXXa)

373
I just spotted this on i-mgur, and I thought, "oh, the Horde would like this..."

http://i.im-gur.com/PXcnl4b.jpg

Remove the - in the url to view it. It's pretty awesome!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 13, 2016 12:30 AM (0OG8D)
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Wish that guy would get in David Gregory's face, JUST as he is. That devilishly sweet smile especially.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:33 AM (5o5ek)

374 Does a solar fan blow light into the house?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 13, 2016 12:33 AM (IqV8l)

375 Worst place I ever lived in Texas was Seguin. Dont ask.....

New Braunfels, before the outsiders ruined it, was the best. Had a little place in the old historic district, over a dance hall. Lovely times.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:34 AM (ospLQ)

376 "http://i.im-gur.com/PXcnl4b.jpg"



That is nice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 12:34 AM (9ym/8)

377
Oh my dear lord in heaven, do you still have enamel on your teeth???

Posted by: navybrat at August 13, 2016 12:27 AM (w7KSn)

No, and he has a generous collection of brown paper bags too

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:34 AM (uAvJJ)

378 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764141652764200960

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764141811237580800

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764141915176570883

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764142110559834117

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/764142331998179332

Posted by: kbdabear at August 13, 2016 12:34 AM (GrXXa)

379 Well, shit.
I'm half-asleep and half-drunk. Just got a wake-up call to go out fishing. Who takes a boat out at 1 am? Oh yeah. Everybody I know ...

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 12:34 AM (E/j+Q)

380 Prothonotary,
**snort, lol**

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:35 AM (xVgrA)

381 Speaking of New York, I picked up a copy of "The Critic" for cheap at the used bookstore. Just watched the first two episodes. First one was okay but the second one (the 'Misery' parody, that ABC didn't want to air) was hilarious.

"The Critic" is another one of those shows which Fox bought and then dumped, because Fox's suits are idiots.

I do agree with Ebert that the show was at its best making fun of the media, of other critics, and of stupid movies.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 13, 2016 12:35 AM (6FqZa)

382 Bertram -

Nope. Attic fans and whole house fans create negative pressure indoors. Pulls air constantly. The attic tends to be an oven - anything to cool it helps.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:36 AM (ospLQ)

383 "Note: part of today's fun was running the electrostatic precipitator
cells through the dishwasher, which involved fetching them out of the
attic, washing them, and putting them back four hours later."

I've never actually talked with anyone who had an E-precipitator in their system, but the last time I had a monster blast of spring allergies, I swore I would at least look in to adding one. Worth the money and hassle to you?

Posted by: torquewrench at August 13, 2016 12:36 AM (noWW6)

384 Oh my dear lord in heaven, do you still have enamel on your teeth???
Posted by: navybrat at August 13, 2016 12:27 AM (w7KSn)
No, and he has a generous collection of brown paper bags too
Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:34 AM
don't get it.
WTH, splain brown paper bags please.

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (o/90i)

385 Ok I did it. Saw Sausage Party.

Yes it's even more juvenile and dirty and foulmouthed than you expect. It's also hilarious, if you like that kind of lowbrow humor. Theres something about Mary hilarious. Plenty of cultural and movie references. Makes fun of racist stereotypes, actually.

Posted by: Esch at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (mofqc)

386 How come I don't know things like that? Do you learn it on Youtube?
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:31 AM (5o5ek)


Don't be silly. On Youtube you learn about box fans, copper tubing, zip-ties, aquarium pumps, and five gallon buckets of salt and ice.

Remember to put a towel down for condensation.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (ry34m)

387 WTH, splain brown paper bags please.



Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (o/90i)

the wino's bottle holder of choice

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (uAvJJ)

388
I really hate having a fellow Moron move out of Austin.
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I can well imagine. I'll be in SoCal. A moronic wasteland!

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (5o5ek)

389
362
Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:04 AM



I found it funny last night when you posted about your wine drinking
habits. We have a lot in common. And I always dilute it w/ water like
the Romans.



After chemjeff posted about drinking a bottle of wine, I thought, well I can do 2.



My go to is Bay Bridge Merlot, $2.54 at CVS if you buy six. Nice and smooth.







Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:25 AM (o/90i)


The Romans invested a lot of time in breeding "Wine Grapes You Have to Work to Botch" -- because they generally had a low opinion of their colonies' professionalism and work ethic yet wanted to drink good cheap wine. Spain got its Tempranillo, Tuscany got its Sangiovese, Croatia got its Zinfandel.....they all fermented quickly to smooth, dry wines that needed little aging and paired well with EVERYTHING.

By contrast, Cabernet Sauvignon is nearly undrinkable for 3 years AFTER its primary fermentation; Chardonnay is unpairable with beef; and Merlot can turn out to be a faster Cabernet or a medicinal, syrupy mess....from the same vineyard in the same year.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

390 Apatow wrote for "The Critic" by the way. I did not know that until I saw the credits.

They really should bring Lovitz back to act in more movies but since he came out as a Barky-critic, he's probably blacklisted.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 13, 2016 12:39 AM (6FqZa)

391 "I'm half-asleep and half-drunk. Just got a wake-up call to go out fishing. Who takes a boat out at 1 am? Oh yeah. Everybody I know ... "



Buzzed and fishing? I don't see what the trouble is here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 12:39 AM (9ym/8)

392 Palp,
I basically grew up in SA, so I'm familiar with the stretch from Round Rock to SA and many small towns in between. I even went to college at Southwest when it was still called that.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:39 AM (xVgrA)

393
Fading... fading.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:39 AM (5o5ek)

394 Hey everybody.

boulder toilet hobo: OMG.

I LOVE The Critic. Every episode had at least one laugh-out-loud moment for me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 12:39 AM (q7T0y)

395 Hi everybody. Hope things are going well.

If you are in Denver, I'm playing at the Blues and Brews Festival on S. Pearl St tomorrow at 2PM. Pretty cool show, I'll get to add Big Bill Morganfield, Buddy Whittington and Eric Lindell to my "shared the stage with" list. I'm pumped.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 12:40 AM (34ZDE)

396 Well, shit.
I'm half-asleep and half-drunk. Just got a wake-up call to go out fishing. Who takes a boat out at 1 am? Oh yeah. Everybody I know ...
Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 12:34 AM

Oh please stay home. No need to go out this late and fish and possibly end up in the drink. Stay HOME!

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:40 AM (o/90i)

397 Remember "Apocalypse Wow!" from The Critic?

Here I am, I'm Colonel Kurtz
Fat and bald, like old Fred Mertz
Watch me do a hula dance
To shake the egg rolls from my pants...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 12:42 AM (q7T0y)

398
"The group, Trans Student Educational Resources"

http://www.transstudent.org/staff

Kai River Blevins is a genderqueer/transfeminine poet and activist living in Northwest Oregon. They have been working on social justice issues in the LGBTQIA+ community since 2011. During their 6 years in the military, they shifted their activism from an emphasis on equality to their current intersectional approach advocating equity and justice. They are finishing their B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, with a certificate in Democracy and Social Movements, at the University of Colorado-Denver.

Yes, "they". Xe refers to xemselves with the third-person plural personal pronoun. Because xhey're just not special enough without it.

Xesus X Xhrist.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 13, 2016 12:42 AM (kdS6q)

399 Speaking of 1 am... my phone started beeping at 12:43 am to let me know an "amber alert" had been called off, because the kid had been found.

Really? You had to wake me up for that? It couldn't have waited at least until the sun was up?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 13, 2016 12:43 AM (0OG8D)

400 "Just got a wake-up call to go out fishing. Who takes a boat out at 1 am?"

Frog-giggers and catfishers mostly. Sounds like fun, go for it.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 12:43 AM (34ZDE)

401 I wasn't around earlier but Ace's earlier piece about the complete lack of loyalty by elites to their fellow countrymen is exactly the sort of thing that drives my belief there is some kind of intentional mass die-off in the works. The elites simply see no need for a very large portion of humanity. They know their FSA promises cannot be kept but dead people don't need welfare. The votes won't matter any more once they've finished shredding the Constitution, and that is the last thing of any value well over a third of the population has to qualify their continued existence.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 13, 2016 12:44 AM (IdCqF)

402 Funny how a page that calls itself "science alert" about the equalization hole in the mid pane uses kg per cm^2 as a pressure unit, and puts PSI in parentheses.

He's thinks he being properly metric, I guess. Many of these science writers are just that, writers. They have very little science knowledge, but think they do.

Maybe he's Russian, though. I think they still use that unit for pressure.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:17 PM (DW+jj)


I hear you. Metric-wise, if you use SI units, the unit of pressure is a "Pascal", which is the force exerted upon an iPhone 6 placed in Roxy Raye's bunghole while she is grunting at "A" above "middle C". Or something like that.


If you are airing up your tires, 250 kPa is about 30 psi. Now I can relate to pressures quoted in kg/cm2, because I can do a mental transform to PSI. Pressures quoted in Pa, or kPa, mPa, require me to do a double transform.


And when I took physics and chemistry, we used mks units, not SI.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 12:45 AM (oqkO3)

403 Linda -

Damned near bought a piece of land in Fentriss, of all places. Price was right, land was good, nice old house on it..... glad I didn't. Too isolated.

I miss New Braunfels sometimes, even though I know the town I knew and loved is gone. Such is the power of nostalgia....

Helll, I've considered - at times - moving back to the hills and hollows of home. But for my children being here, I might have done ot already.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:45 AM (ospLQ)

404 WTF is a "certificate in democracy and social movements?" Is that like shitting on freedom? Because that's sure as hell what they actually do.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:45 AM (xVgrA)

405

Buzzed and fishing? I don't see what the trouble is here.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
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I'm kinda thinking the same thing - the stripers are probably running like Carl Lewis right about now. Nothing bad has ever happened to a couple of drunks on the water at One am, right?...

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 12:46 AM (E/j+Q)

406 WTH, splain brown paper bags please.
Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (o/90i)
the wino's bottle holder of choice
Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM

Got it. But when you buy 6 and put them in the free carrier you have a 15% discount.

And I reuse the carrier, I'm an environmentalist like that.

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:46 AM (o/90i)

407 Another game with a kickass soundtrack was the first Mass Effect. Basically it's a missing Tangerine Dream album.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 13, 2016 12:46 AM (6FqZa)

408 Moooooooooo.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016 Barking For Us at August 13, 2016 12:47 AM (/wm8n)

409 Epobirs, doesn't help that American society at least is making it just sooo easy to bump us off.

"Come getcher all-new double-fried pork nuggets with extra creamy gravy!! Just nine for a buck at Jack-In-The-Box!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 12:48 AM (q7T0y)

410 363


The attic has a high-mounted solar fan

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OoohhHHhhh. How big a house would that be?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:26 AM (5o5ek)


It's about 1900 square feet, but roughly 400 of that has cathedral ceilings and doesn't participate in attic ventilation. The attic has encapsulated batting R-19 fiberglass (had to remove NASTY, NASTY blown in cellulose crap first), then everything more than 12" tall is decked with plywood for storage. There's a 2x4 rail around this decking, and plastic fencing from the rail to the rafters to keep things from falling out.

When we re-roofed, I increased the ventilation around the periphery of the attic and also eave-end vents, relocating the solar vent to its current location.

We never feel like we're under the broiler from our attic. It was livable enough today that we could dick around with the electrostatic filter in the afternoon without feeling rushed or badly baked.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:48 AM (EzgxV)

411 #404: It sounds like a "paralegal certification", only instead of qualifying you to do legal research and compile evidence, it qualifies you to poop on a police car.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 13, 2016 12:48 AM (0OG8D)

412 Palpatine,
My husband and I bought 4 acres in Salado and had plans but kids came, 3 in a row, so we opted for convenience over isolation. I've come to regret that choice.....

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:49 AM (xVgrA)

413 Heh. I was just reading. The consensus was that "peoples" came to America via the Siberia-Alaska land bridge back during the last Ice Age. THere were no humans in NA

Well that's out the door, now.

There was the "Clovis first" theory, which dated them back to 13,500 years ago. No humans before that. Well, some *underwater* finds have proven humans were here before.

Now, they've found strong evidence that people couldn't have migrated across the proposed route until about 12, 600 years ago.

Anyway, they've discredited the belief that the Clovis people down from Alaska and have found proof of people predating Clovis.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 13, 2016 12:49 AM (DW+jj)

414 374
Does a solar fan blow light into the house?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 13, 2016 12:33 AM (IqV8l)


A solar fan blows heat out of the attic, but only when the sun is shining.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:50 AM (EzgxV)

415 I like cab, but yeah, you can't let it sit around, otherwise it turns into vinegar

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:50 AM (uAvJJ)

416 I basically grew up in SA, so I'm familiar with the stretch from Round Rock to SA and many small towns in between. I even went to college at Southwest when it was still called that.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:39 AM (xVgrA)



Was at Lackland, then in NW San Antonio/Leon Valley/near UTSA from '76 to '99.

Gotta compare notes sometime?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 13, 2016 12:51 AM (v5iqM)

417 And I reuse the carrier, I'm an environmentalist like that.



Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:46 AM (o/90i)

So you're an enviro-wino, then?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:51 AM (uAvJJ)

418 Linda -

There's a lot to be said for conven and access. I used to drive about two hours each way for work. Unless you've your own ways and means, the small-town or rural life is almost impossible.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:52 AM (ospLQ)

419 Hey P-Warbler and Terlit Hobo, hope you guys are doing great! Denver traffic sucks as does I-70 in the foothills traffic, yikes.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 12:53 AM (34ZDE)

420 We had a Honeywell Electrostatic air cleaner in the AC system. Periodically checking/cleaning, I was impressed by the *absence* of filtered dust & etc. captured by the electrostatic elements relative to conventional paper filters. I remain convinced that the 'filtering' was sub-optimal.

There is a minor issue of the smell associated with the ozone generation. Some folk find it pleasing, some not.

At any rate, when the power supply failed, I didn't bother to repair it, but switched to a 4" x 20" x 20" 3M anti-allergen paper filter. Our neighbor across the street did the same.

By inspection, the paper filter collects considerably more dust and etc. than the electronic filter did.

YMMV, but that is/was my experience.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 13, 2016 12:53 AM (mxCgt)

421 Evening, y'all. Thanks, CDR M.

The "Da Fuq" image not showing up for me. (Weasel Zippers does not allow hot-linking to this jpg.)

The "8 states that fit into NYC boroughs" had me scratching my head a moment (Montana??), until I looked at the key and realized it's about folks not acres.

________

Meanwhile, back at the webworkshop...

I made a new video, 18 minutes, and had a three-day struggle with YouToob to get it uploaded. I thought I long ago had been verified for vids longer than fifteen minutes, but apparently not. Among other upload problems.

This, after a couple of days struggling with inadequate computerware to create the vid. (I've not had computerware commensurate with my needs since... I first bought a Radio Shack Model I in 1978! I learn a lot about workarounds, though, you betcha. Mama necessity.)

Altogether a time-consuming but, umm... educational experience. Educational. Yeah.

What's up among ye commentariat tonight?

Posted by: mindful webworker - such a week I've been having! at August 13, 2016 12:53 AM (5a8XA)

422 publius, actually they discredited that they could have used that corridor through the glaciers, because the corridor was barren.

The proto-Injuns could still have migrated along the coast, which has fish and oysters and geoducks (those massive shellfish).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 13, 2016 12:54 AM (6FqZa)

423
"Kara Chang is a queer, Taiwanese-American, transfemme activist. Born and raised in Sugar Land, Texas, she is graduating with a degree in Communication Studies with a double minor in LGBT Studies and Education from UCLA."

Xomeone actually put up with Westwood parking and climbing all those stairs for years to get that useless degree.

"She most recently competed in the Miss QUEST 2016 trans-advocacy pageant where she won the award of 1st Runner-Up."

The pagent was won by a 1967 Ford Fairlane Ranchero.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 13, 2016 12:54 AM (kdS6q)

424 I still subscribe to the European Neolithic crossing theory. It could be done, amd without great difficulty.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:54 AM (ospLQ)

425 Jim,
I lived near Lackland in elementary school and again in my 20's Off Marbach. Spent High School off Pat Booker in Universal City.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:55 AM (xVgrA)

426 Hi meremortal, welcome back to the Front Range. I hate hate hate all major highways in Denver; try hard to avoid them.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 13, 2016 12:55 AM (6FqZa)

427 424 I still subscribe to the European Neolithic crossing theory. It could be done, amd without great difficulty.

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You never go full Solutrean.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 13, 2016 12:55 AM (/wm8n)

428 mindful webworker, how 'bout those cassette tape drives back in the day? :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 12:55 AM (q7T0y)

429 Siberian crossers came later. Peoples met and intermingled, as people will do.

Explains commonalities and differences between the Siberian types and the New World peoples.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:56 AM (ospLQ)

430 383
"Note: part of today's fun was running the electrostatic precipitator

cells through the dishwasher, which involved fetching them out of the

attic, washing them, and putting them back four hours later."

I've
never actually talked with anyone who had an E-precipitator in their
system, but the last time I had a monster blast of spring allergies, I
swore I would at least look in to adding one. Worth the money and hassle
to you?


Posted by: torquewrench at August 13, 2016 12:36 AM (noWW6)


Yup. The money ain't that much, the hassle is to nominally run the cells through the dishwasher once a month (we've been known to do about 8x per year). The crud it pulls out of the air -- outstanding!!!!

BUT.....don't use 'em as your primary filter. Put a 99-cent fiberglass filter in front and REALLY change that every month.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

431 Dr. Joy Bliss on the "gender unicorn":

"No teacher is qualified to go rummaging into kids' unconsciousnesses, nor is it necessary, nor is it desirable. As a tomboy kid, I think this would have messed up my head. This is a political agenda driven by either ignorant or, more likely, deliberately-disruptive people."

At Maggie's Farm. Seems right to me.


Posted by: KT at August 13, 2016 12:58 AM (qahv/)

432 You never go full Solutrean.
Posted by: Cicero
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I read that wrong at first, and wondered what you had against Don Cornelius.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 12:58 AM (E/j+Q)

433 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 13, 2016 12:55 AM (6FqZa)

Man, no sheet, it's awful out there.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:00 AM (34ZDE)

434 399 Speaking of 1 am... my phone started beeping at 12:43 am to let me know an "amber alert" had been called off, because the kid had been found.

Really? You had to wake me up for that? It couldn't have waited at least until the sun was up?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 13, 2016 12:43 AM (0OG8D)

++++

I surprised you haven't disabled the alerts to avoid that.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 13, 2016 01:00 AM (R+30W)

435 How come I don't know things like that? Do you learn it on Youtube?
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:31 AM (5o5ek)

Don't be silly. On Youtube you learn about box fans, copper tubing, zip-ties, aquarium pumps, and five gallon buckets of salt and ice.

Remember to put a towel down for condensation.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (ry34m)


No towels necessary for the a/c it will hang out the window at a slight downward angle allowing the condensation to water (outside) whatever is beneath it.

This knowledge is self acquired from the mother of invention.

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 13, 2016 01:00 AM (3/uST)

436 Niters y'all!

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 01:00 AM (xVgrA)

437 388


I really hate having a fellow Moron move out of Austin.

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



I can well imagine. I'll be in SoCal. A moronic wasteland!

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 13, 2016 12:37 AM (5o5ek)


Gushka, Bebe, and qdpsteve might hold otherwise, if you asked 'em nice....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

438 Cicero -

Heh...

It still amazes me that people who can't get down the street without satellite navigation think our ancestors were stupid or improvident.

Hell. They hunted mammoths with sharp sticks and made fire by friction.... not much they couldn't do, push came to shove.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:00 AM (ospLQ)

439
Emet Tauber is a transgender femme pansexual man from New York City. His interest in trans justice and trans students specifically comes from his own coming out almost 5 years ago as the first openly transgender student at a private jewish school.



"These shrimp tacos are Kosher, right?"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 13, 2016 01:00 AM (kdS6q)

440 good night lindafell

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 01:00 AM (uAvJJ)

441 Just saw a claim of 16,000 year-old habitation in Washington County, PA.

I thought the sciency guys had moved that back to 23,000 years but I don't know the location...

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:01 AM (34ZDE)

442 Hey, Meremortal! Good to see you! I don't know yet if I'll be able to make it to that music festival, because I need to put in some extra time at work over the weekend (I'm moving to a new position, and there's no way I can walk in on Monday and try to start training my replacement with the backlog I have right now). Whether I'm able to make it or not, well, break a leg! I hope the festival goes well for for you!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 13, 2016 01:01 AM (0OG8D)

443 Me, I "think" in English customary units. How heavy, long, hot, etc, I need to convert it to "feel it". It's just like your native language. One thinks in it, unless one is just immersed in the second language for years or something.

The difference between MKS and IS, is just that MKS. The base units are mass, length, and time. There is no electric charge, temperature, etc. SI encompassed MKS and adds electric charge, temperature, "amount of substance", and luminous intensity.

And actually it's electric *current* that is the base unit, not charge. The Coulomb is derived, and ampere-second.

And it's funny there as well. You have leeway in defining the electric force or magnetic force (which relate to epsilon-0 and mu-0). Once you choose one, the speed of light fixed the other.

So mu-0 is *chosen* to be a certain value, and then 1 ampere is defined as the current between two parallel wires that produces a certain force in Newtons.

Note there have never been any "English" electrical units. FPS systems of all varieties have never had an electric charge/current unit of their own.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 13, 2016 01:01 AM (DW+jj)

444 At one point during one of my iso9001 surveillance audits the auditor passed along this "wisdom".
A gage...has no moving parts...as a sheet steel gage.
A gauge does...as a micrometer, depth gauge etc.
He adhered to a paleo diet
Just sayin

Posted by: Clarney at August 12, 2016 11:11 PM (dgO4h)


iso9001? There's all you need to know that the auditor is spewing bullshit, right there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:01 AM (oqkO3)

445 No Trans Justice. No Trans Peace!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 13, 2016 01:02 AM (IqV8l)

446 I agree AOP. It's my job to play the game

Posted by: Clarney at August 13, 2016 01:03 AM (dgO4h)

447 Also saw an add for Honda's new Ridgeline. Vast improvement and pretty good looking pickup.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 12, 2016 11:19 PM (9ym/


Honda Fridgeline, an appliance very similar to the Chevy Have-a-lunch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:04 AM (oqkO3)

448 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 13, 2016 01:01 AM (0OG8D)

Thanks PW, you're the best! I'm worried about how far I may have to schlep my bass from wherever I have to park. They claim there is "some" parking behind the stage. Yeah, I know how that works out.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:05 AM (34ZDE)

449 425 Jim,
I lived near Lackland in elementary school and again in my 20's Off Marbach. Spent High School off Pat Booker in Universal City.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 12:55 AM (xVgrA)




If you ever drove on to Lackland from '76 to '79, there's fair odds I waved you through the gate offa S.W Military Dr.

Small world, eh?

And now, I'm off to watch the finale' of Thunderdome. It's at least as climactic as the Olympic swim replays.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 13, 2016 01:05 AM (v5iqM)

450 There is some pretty good evidence of human habitation of South America 33,000 years ago. Monte Verde. It kind of blows the Clovis hypothesis out of the water.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 13, 2016 01:05 AM (/wm8n)

451 cthulhu, thanks... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:06 AM (q7T0y)

452 Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 12:46 AM (o/90i)
So you're an enviro-wino, then?
Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:51 AM

Yeah maybe. Look seriously I've been recycling crap since the 60s when I was a boy scout recycling newpaper.

I'm totally annoyed by all these fake enviro concerned azzholes. I farmed the family farm for 32 yrs w/ concern for the environment.

My Grandad, who I took over for, was one of the first to work for the SCC. He and I farmed the way to conserve our resources. Idiots that don't deal w/ it firsthand can go F*** off.

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 01:06 AM (o/90i)

453 Siberian crossers came later. Peoples met and intermingled, as people will do.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:56 AM (ospLQ)


Met and fought more than intermingled, I would say. None of the separate Siberian waves got along very well.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 13, 2016 01:06 AM (zc3Db)

454
I hear you. Metric-wise, if you use SI units, the unit of pressure is a "Pascal", which is the force exerted upon an iPhone 6 placed in Roxy Raye's bunghole while she is grunting at "A" above "middle C". Or something like that.


If you are airing up your tires, 250 kPa is about 30 psi. Now I can relate to pressures quoted in kg/cm2, because I can do a mental transform to PSI. Pressures quoted in Pa, or kPa, mPa, require me to do a double transform.


And when I took physics and chemistry, we used mks units, not SI.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 12:45 AM (oqkO3)


I'm used to measuring air pressure literally with mm Hg.

Posted by: The Hydrargyrum Hat at August 13, 2016 01:06 AM (vBeA5)

455 Oh wow, I guess I shouldn't have made the joke about cassette tape drive.

Just found a 2014 article at Forbes about how Sony was able to cram 185 terabytes of data onto one classic cassette.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:07 AM (q7T0y)

456 There is some pretty good evidence of human habitation of South America 33,000 years ago. Monte Verde. It kind of blows the Clovis hypothesis out of the water.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 13, 2016 01:05 AM (/wm8n)


I remember something about how the "Indians" on Tierra del Fuego resembled Australian aborigines more than other American Indians...

Posted by: Hat Del Fuego at August 13, 2016 01:08 AM (vBeA5)

457 Where I grew up, there was evidence of human habitation from at least 10,000 BC.

As a boy, I remember walking the riverbank after a storm, or a low field after a ploughing, and picking up artifacts. Lotta projectile points, and once I found a midden full of potshards and even a few paint-pots carved from hematite.

One had an anthropoid face, and I used to stare at it for hours. Our local library had a pipe recovered from a mound, and I was struck at how its wild style of ornament matched what I'd seen on my grandmother's samovar, and my boyish mind speculated.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:08 AM (ospLQ)

458 Back in the day when I was in college, I applied for a job with the CIA. Very comprehensive testing process that included questions like "name the main cause of the Guatemalan uprising in 1856."

But the best ones centered around your ability to urinate on cue, your willingness to have sex with people you felt were your inferior and, of course, numerous t/f statements in regards to "getting in trouble for your sexual behavior."

Yep. I failed.

Dodged a bullet I think.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:08 AM (tvyXw)

459 67 Speaking of pressure units, something I've enjoyed doing is asserting that the "pound" is actually a unit of mass. Many engineers will get their dander up about that, and some with hard science backgrounds as well.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 12, 2016 10:23 PM (DW+jj)

----

In the British Engineering System, the unit of force is the pound, and the unit of mass is the slug (1/32 of a pound). In the American Engineering System, the respective units are "pounds force" and "pounds mass."

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at August 13, 2016 01:09 AM (/f6Nd)

460 Does it have rear wheel drive? If it doesn't have rear wheel drive it's not a truck.

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 13, 2016 01:09 AM (3/uST)

461 Jim,
Our paths have more than likely crossed. My stepdad is retired Air Force and we went on base all the time between '76-'79.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 01:10 AM (xVgrA)

462

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 01:06 AM (o/90i)

Yeah I'm just joking around. The fake environmentalists ought to be strung up that is for sure. They ultimately damage the cause of conservation with their hypocrisy and shallow-mindedness that everyone sees, which discredits the whole idea.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 01:10 AM (uAvJJ)

463 454


I hear you. Metric-wise, if you use SI units, the unit of pressure
is a "Pascal", which is the force exerted upon an iPhone 6 placed in
Roxy Raye's bunghole while she is grunting at "A" above "middle C". Or
something like that.





If you are airing up your tires, 250 kPa is about 30 psi. Now I can
relate to pressures quoted in kg/cm2, because I can do a mental
transform to PSI. Pressures quoted in Pa, or kPa, mPa, require me to do a
double transform.





And when I took physics and chemistry, we used mks units, not SI.



Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 12:45 AM (oqkO3)



I'm used to measuring air pressure literally with mm Hg.

Posted by: The Hydrargyrum Hat at August 13, 2016 01:06 AM (vBeA5)


If you ever are so unfortunate as to be treated for DCS after SCUBA-diving, all the pressures are in "fsw" -- feet of sea water....'cause that's how you got that way.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

464 your willingness to have sex with people you felt were your inferior

Was this a hands-on exam?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 01:11 AM (uAvJJ)

465 shibumi: people like to laugh at it, it was Brian Cranston's show before Breaking Bad, but... Malcolm In The Middle once did a fantastic funny episode about Brian's hapless dad character, Hal, applying for a job with the CIA.

Best part: when his interview is over, Hal decides he doesn't really want to work for the CIA. So he goes back to tell them... and the building where he interviewed, isn't there anymore. Ooookay.....

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:11 AM (q7T0y)

466 I'm used to measuring air pressure literally with mm Hg.

Posted by: The Hydrargyrum Hat at August 13, 2016 01:06 AM (vBeA5)

Wouldn't that make you the Mad Hatter?

Posted by: Willy J. at August 13, 2016 01:12 AM (BZey7)

467 Nite chemjeff, for real now....

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 13, 2016 01:12 AM (xVgrA)

468 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:08 AM (ospLQ)

That. Is. Awesome.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:12 AM (34ZDE)

469
your willingness to have sex with people you felt were your inferior

Was this a hands-on exam
---

Thank god NO.

Was very creepy; this was the 80's, where things like that weren't normal.

They also asked a lot of questions about the willingness to work in places with no modern medical facilities.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:13 AM (tvyXw)

470 your willingness to have sex with people you felt were your inferior

I don't understand this, at all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 13, 2016 01:13 AM (zc3Db)

471 There had to be multiple crossings, if only to account for oddities like Mixteco, which is the only tonal language in the new world (that I know of), and the various language groups that are very different.



Posted by: Kindltot at August 13, 2016 01:13 AM (ry34m)

472 Best part: when his interview is over, Hal decides he doesn't really
want to work for the CIA. So he goes back to tell them... and the
building where he interviewed, isn't there anymore. Ooookay.....
----

hahahha. I had mine done at a local university, and it was an epic fail.

EPIC.

No, I don't want to work in a third world shithole as a maid and have sex with my boss who runs the cartel to get information.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:14 AM (tvyXw)

473 "...your willingness to have sex with people you felt were your inferior ..."

If I held to that standard I would never have sex.

(takes hit off crack pipe)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 13, 2016 01:15 AM (hVdx9)

474 shibumi, today they probably ask how you would feel about, as part of your job, having to change your gender identity on a daily or weekly basis.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:15 AM (q7T0y)

475 I don't understand this, at all.
--

See my response at 472. I'm female, and *might* have had a slightly different test than the men. FYI, these questions were part of the psychological exam, as opposed to the history exam.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:16 AM (tvyXw)

476 Me too. It looks like someone crapped on their heads, which gives me an idea ...

We've got one (white) asshole at the gym who has dreads every which way on top of his head. He's apparently in a reggae band. Why you'd want to be mistaken for that demographic surpasseth all reason.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2016 12:00 AM (SRKgf)


Heh. I knew a black(ish) guy who had a great set of dreads, looked like Bob Marley's healthy brother. You'd expect him to sound like a Jamaican when he spoke, but nope, born and raised in Canada, and he sounds like a Saskatchewan farm boy. Cool dude, actually. But the disconnect between his hairstyle and his voice as always chuckle-worthy for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:16 AM (oqkO3)

477 Wouldn't that make you the Mad Hatter?

Posted by: Willy J. at August 13, 2016 01:12 AM (BZey7)


*laughs uncontrollably*

No...

Posted by: The Mercurial Hat at August 13, 2016 01:17 AM (vBeA5)

478 Meremortal-

Yep
I ended up as the youngest ever member of the Lower Kanawha Valley chapter of the West Virginia Archaeological Association. We'd do mappings - flags on a field - whenever a fellow would plough.

Pride and joy of my collection are the paint-pot (triangular, and very weird), the potshards with fingerprints, and a small, polished adze of black Kanawha flint.

These my son shall have, comes the time.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:17 AM (ospLQ)

479 474
shibumi, today they probably ask how you would feel about, as part of
your job, having to change your gender identity on a daily or weekly
basis.
---

LOL. I am what they call a " white woman."

At my horrible part time job, I was talking to the security girl the other day, and decided that I might start self identifying as a black Muslim man named "Jamal." Guessing my life would improve if I was batsh*t crazy enough to try it...

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:17 AM (tvyXw)

480 Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 01:06 AM (o/90i)
Yeah I'm just joking around. The fake environmentalists ought to be strung up that is for sure. They ultimately damage the cause of conservation with their hypocrisy and shallow-mindedness that everyone sees, which discredits the whole idea.
Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 01:10 AM

Be well. Agree here.

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 01:18 AM (o/90i)

481 AOP, LOL.

I filed bankruptcy back in 1998. When I came to my Trustee hearing to swear to the truthfulness of my petition, I was assigned to Linda Chu, a nice middle-aged Asian woman.

Who had a Texan accent. Okay, not too wild but it made me chuckle a bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:18 AM (q7T0y)

482 I'm used to measuring air pressure literally with mm Hg.
Posted by: The Hydrargyrum Hat
---------------

Mercury ??

*runs screaming from the room*

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 13, 2016 01:18 AM (mxCgt)

483 So, I've been gone for a week with no access to news. Seems to be a more attention paid to Hillary's health now. Is she going to keel over or is it all BS?

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:19 AM (34ZDE)

484 I admit I wouldn't mind having the ability to *sound* exactly like a woman when I speak.

I know some men have that ability. There was a drummer in the band Ozark Mountain Daredevils who could do it easily.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:20 AM (q7T0y)

485
We've got one (white) asshole at the gym who has dreads every which
way on top of his head. He's apparently in a reggae band. Why you'd want
to be mistaken for that demographic surpasseth all reason.
---

I know quite a few people with dreads.

Here's the secret; if you grow them long, and leave them long for many years, you will go bald. I know several people- white- who had really long dreads and now, in their 50's, they are bald form them.

One had a dread/ beaver tail that went down past his ass. He never washed it, and when you looked at it, you could almost see bugs in it.

/so, dudes with dreads go bald. But if you tell them, they won't believe you. It will be fun surprise for them after a few decades.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:20 AM (tvyXw)

486 About the carbon cycle, you know I really couldn't say.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:14 AM (uAvJJ)


Carbon-fiber cycles are very expensive, and unless you have a man bun, you cannot appreciate their awesomeness.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:20 AM (oqkO3)

487
483
So, I've been gone for a week with no access to news. Seems to be a more
attention paid to Hillary's health now. Is she going to keel over or is
it all BS?

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:19 AM (34ZDE)

After the gyroscope upgrade and the new mechanical stabilizers, that should not be a problem

Posted by: Hillbot H-1000 at August 13, 2016 01:21 AM (uAvJJ)

488 See my response at 472. I'm female, and *might* have had a slightly different test than the men.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:16 AM (tvyXw)


That might explain it. With men, sex has nothing to do with whether one feels superior or inferior. The test for men probably asked if they had a problem having sex with women they found unattractive.

But ... it stills sounds odd, even for a spy org.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 13, 2016 01:21 AM (zc3Db)

489
I admit I wouldn't mind having the ability to *sound* exactly like a woman when I speak.



I know some men have that ability. There was a drummer in the band Ozark Mountain Daredevils who could do it easily.
---

Geddy Lee of Rush.

When he speaks you really think it's a woman.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:21 AM (tvyXw)

490 @444 Alberta Oil Peon


"iso9001? There's all you need to know that the auditor is spewing bullshit, right there."


While working for a former employer, we got the two best looking girls from our purchasing department to take the auditor and get him drunk on several occassions.

We passed.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at August 13, 2016 01:22 AM (GcTQ1)

491 QDP -

Heh....Texas accent.

Met more than one dude named Nguyen what talked like Boomhauer.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:22 AM (ospLQ)

492 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:17 AM (ospLQ)

Fabulous. There's been an official dig about 20 minutes from my house. Dated back about 11,000 years, Clovis points, etc. Just downstream is BLM land. I've walked the banks but nothing yet. Sounds like I need to go right after a storm.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:22 AM (34ZDE)

493 There've been many variants of the FPS (foot-pound-sec) system used, and the exact name of each one is sort of ambiguous.

There is a "gravitational" variant, and that uses the slug as the derived unit of mass, with the pound force as the fundamental unit. Force, length, and time are thus the fundmantal units. The "slug" is then the mass that one pound of force will accelerate at 1 foot per sec^2. One slug thus weighs 32 lbs (approximately).

Then other way defines the pound-mass as fundamental and defines a force unit as the "poundal". The poundal is the force required to accelerate one pound of mass at 1 foot per second^2. One pound of mass thus weighs 32 poundals.

THe other one, which we all really use, just equates the pound mass with the pound force. One pound of mass exerts one pound-force (at one standard g). We just divide by 32. All the fuss was worrying about that extra factor of 32, and not wanting a derived unit to need a numerical constant in its definition.

These variants have never had any legal status, they've just been engineering systems used.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 13, 2016 01:23 AM (DW+jj)

494 But ... it stills sounds odd, even for a spy org.
--

It was part of the psychological test; there were like 500 questions you had to answer in 10 minutes. Just answer, don't think.

This was another unsettling one: are you able to withhold you urine and/or urinate on command?

/wtf is going on in that organization?

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:23 AM (tvyXw)

495 About the carbon cycle, you know I really couldn't say.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 12:14 AM (uAvJJ)

Carbon-fiber cycles are very expensive, and unless you have a man bun, you cannot appreciate their awesomeness.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:20 AM (oqkO3)


Carbon fiber is a tool of the ableist patriarchy!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hebu99h

Posted by: The Carbon-Based Hat at August 13, 2016 01:24 AM (vBeA5)

496 Met more than one dude named Nguyen what talked like Boomhauer.
---
Earlier this week I worked with a Cuban - or maybe Puerto Rican- guy who sounded just like Julio on the Simpsons. EXACTLY. Really unsettling actually.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:25 AM (tvyXw)

497 473 "...your willingness to have sex with people you felt were your inferior ..."

If I held to that standard I would never have sex.

(takes hit off crack pipe)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 13, 2016 01:15 AM (hVdx9)



You a Killer Whale, or a bottom feeding, oddly marked catfish?

*walks away shaking head in dismay*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 13, 2016 01:25 AM (v5iqM)

498 QDP -

And my angel, born in Saigon, sounda like a real hick when she says certain words. 'Well' comes out as 'Weeeeeeeehhhhhlll,' for example. And she says 'warsh' for wash. Adorbs, as the kids say.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:25 AM (ospLQ)

499 While working for a former employer, we got the two best looking girls
from our purchasing department to take the auditor and get him drunk on
several occassions.>>>

And if you don't have good looking chicks. Leave an obvious minor fail out for them to find. They get something to report and quit looking.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 13, 2016 01:26 AM (BZey7)

500 481
AOP, LOL.



I filed bankruptcy back in 1998. When I came to my Trustee hearing
to swear to the truthfulness of my petition, I was assigned to Linda
Chu, a nice middle-aged Asian woman.



Who had a Texan accent. Okay, not too wild but it made me chuckle a bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:18 AM (q7T0y)


Around 1996, I had a business trip to Hong Kong. You'd walk the streets -- Chinese; you'd eavesdrop in restaurants -- Chinese; you'd go into stores -- Chinese. But, whenever I'd walk into a bank, everyone was very ethnic Chinese....but they (mostly young ladies) spoke better English than I did and with very English accents.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 01:26 AM (EzgxV)

501 If you are in Denver, I'm playing at the Blues and Brews Festival on S. Pearl St tomorrow at 2PM. Pretty cool show, I'll get to add Big Bill Morganfield, Buddy Whittington and Eric Lindell to my "shared the stage with" list. I'm pumped.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 12:40 AM (34ZDE)


Big Bill, is Muddy Waters' son, right? Kewl!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:28 AM (oqkO3)

502 This was another unsettling one: are you able to withhold you urine and/or urinate on command?

/wtf is going on in that organization?

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:23 AM (tvyXw)


LOL.

The withhold part is pretty easy ... unless the CIA had lots of people coming through who wet their pants all the time.

I think Stan Lee's Superhumans had a guy on who could urinate on command. He could choose the exact tint, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 13, 2016 01:28 AM (zc3Db)

503 shibumi, huh. Never thought of that. He does sound kind of feminine when he speaks, a bit less when he sings.

And Palpatine/Shibumi, LOL. Yup, the disconnect between what you see and what you hear can sometimes be both frightening and hilarious.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:29 AM (q7T0y)

504 cthulhu, oh yeah. King Of Queens did a great bit about that once. Have to remember that Hong Kong was not that long ago still a British colony.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:30 AM (q7T0y)

505 Back in the day when I was in college, I applied for a job with the CIA.
Very comprehensive testing process that included questions like "name
the main cause of the Guatemalan uprising in 1856."


Shibumi, was it William Walker?

The rumor when I was young and impressible was that applying for the CIA meant a huge runaround and a massive goatscrew with you as the goat.


Posted by: Kindltot at August 13, 2016 01:31 AM (ry34m)

506 The strength of metals and plastics is measured in megapascals.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 13, 2016 01:31 AM (VdICR)

507 There are native born Asians here, who speak with a native drawl. They "ya'll" with the best of us, and use it correctly. It does blow some minds.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 13, 2016 01:31 AM (DW+jj)

508 500 481
AOP, LOL.



I filed bankruptcy back in 1998. When I came to my Trustee hearing
to swear to the truthfulness of my petition, I was assigned to Linda
Chu, a nice middle-aged Asian woman.



Who had a Texan accent. Okay, not too wild but it made me chuckle a bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:18 AM (q7T0y)


Around 1996, I had a business trip to Hong Kong. You'd walk the streets -- Chinese; you'd eavesdrop in restaurants -- Chinese; you'd go into stores -- Chinese. But, whenever I'd walk into a bank, everyone was very ethnic Chinese....but they (mostly young ladies) spoke better English than I did and with very English accents.


Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 01:26 AM (EzgxV)



Henry Cho. Full blooded Korean. Born in Knoxville Tennessee. Fits right in with Engval and Foxworthy.

https://youtu.be/0Ca1ozykhJI

Posted by: buzzion at August 13, 2016 01:32 AM (bMG0w)

509 I've told this story before.

I have some Indian pottery shards that I collected from a tidal creek bank when I was a kid. a while back it occurred to me that I ought to get a studied person to tell me something about these things.

It turns out that UNCA doesn't have a 'real' Anthropology department, although, remarkably, they magically grant Anthropology degrees. I called over there in an effort to speak to someone, but was told that 'We're not really into that kind of stuff'. Well..., Okay.

Curious now to discover what they are 'into', I took a look at the web page for the Sociology/Anthropology Department, where I found this:

"Recent students have explored the culture of organic farming, the experiences and issues of undocumented residents, mobility experiences of women and queer people in Amsterdam and Asheville, stories of traumatic brain injury, the experiences of burlesque performers, Asheville’s pushcart vendors, narratives of resistance in the Burton Street community, female agency among Italian-Americans, among others."

Well, gosh, I'm sure the graduates of this program are well equipped to become productive, contributing members of society.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 13, 2016 01:33 AM (9mTYi)

510 Shibumi, was it William Walker?

The rumor when I was young and
impressible was that applying for the CIA meant a huge runaround and a
massive goatscrew with you as the goat.
--

LOL. No idea. I was a film/ tv major.

I never got past the first round of testing.

Big, fat "reject" on my file.

As I said, Epic Fail. Don't know obscure central american history, and pretty much always want to be in a country that has plumbing and first world medical facilities.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:34 AM (tvyXw)

511 Big Bill, is Muddy Waters' son, right? Kewl!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:28 AM (oqkO3)

Yes. The guy I'm playing with has played with Muddy.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:34 AM (34ZDE)

512 490
@444 Alberta Oil Peon





"iso9001? There's all you need to know that the auditor is spewing bullshit, right there."





While working for a former employer, we got the two best looking
girls from our purchasing department to take the auditor and get him
drunk on several occassions.



We passed.



Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at August 13, 2016 01:22 AM (GcTQ1)


ISO suffers from the curse that most cults have -- expansion. To be ISO, you have to insist that all your suppliers bend their knee to the God of ISO as well. It's ok for some time for them to pretend, but YOUR certifications depends on maintaining pressure for THEM to be certified.

The problem with this is that you can only chase your supply chain so far until you end up with a guy wandering the wilderness with a shovel and saying, "let's try this" -- and if you tell him he needs to do so in a repeatable, documented fashion in order to accomplish ISO certification, he stops doing business with you.....leaving you at a significant competitive disadvantage to those who say, "fuck ISO with a flaming rusty pineapple sideways".

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 01:35 AM (EzgxV)

513 What's funny is that certain yiddishisms and appalachian patterns are creeping into my angel's banter.

'Not the worst,' she said, of a cheap wone we tried. 'Still, pig in a poke, so who's surprised?'

For that alone, I could love her.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:37 AM (ospLQ)

514 Lumens, Foot Candles, and Lux, oh my!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 13, 2016 01:39 AM (9mTYi)

515 Be well all, time for bed here.

Be your best tomorrow.

T

Posted by: Farmer at August 13, 2016 01:40 AM (o/90i)

516 In elementary school (third or fourth grade?), my two best friends were twin brothers. Jeff and Geoff (seriously).
Asian. Maybe Vietnamese, maybe Chinese? They were as "southern" American" as I am all day long. Used "y'all" just like you and I do.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 01:41 AM (E/j+Q)

517 Has anyone seen the latest Guccifer leak?

EVERYTHING is there. Home phone, cell phone, additional phone, spouse, PAC's, PR people, office people, a treasure trove of detailed info.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 13, 2016 01:42 AM (tvyXw)

518 513
What's funny is that certain yiddishisms and appalachian patterns are creeping into my angel's banter.



'Not the worst,' she said, of a cheap wone we tried. 'Still, pig in a poke, so who's surprised?'



For that alone, I could love her.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:37 AM (ospLQ)


I once worked at a place where (for historical reasons) the shop floor was about 1/3 Bosnian, 1/3 Vietnamese, and 1/3 Hispanic. Evidently, if someone dropped a robot on another guy's foot, the resultant swearing would be about 50% English and 50% Spanish -- because Bosnians and Vietnamese are too polite to swear properly.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

519 I have to admit, I'm the last person to talk about voices.

I've been told I sound a bit like Bullwinkle. And to tell the absolute truth? I do. My voice is Californian and high-pitched, and doesn't match that great with my appearance (I've been told I look like I'm from Brooklyn even though I've never ever been any further east than Utah).

But I also have the Jim Nabors thing going: I can sing in a rich, deep, manly tone of voice, and have even also been told I could pursue a classical singing career if I so choose.

So again, I'm never going to make fun of the way anyone else sounds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:44 AM (q7T0y)

520 Has anyone seen the Weiner documentary? Halfway thru and this is amazing.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 13, 2016 01:44 AM (sqHNm)

521 516
In elementary school (third or fourth grade?), my two best friends were twin brothers. Jeff and Geoff (seriously).

Asian. Maybe Vietnamese, maybe Chinese? They were as "southern"
American" as I am all day long. Used "y'all" just like you and I do.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 01:41 AM (E/j+Q)

Naming twins "Jeff" and "Geoff" is a special type of cruel.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 01:46 AM (EzgxV)

522 qdpsteve #428: ...how 'bout those cassette tape drives back in the day? :-P

I remember my amazement, the first time I actually saved and retrieved a program to that ordinary analogue audio cassette! (I had seen punch cards and used punched-hole paper tape storage at college, so cassette seemed so... accessible, or something.)

Hard lessons in early program and data storage: the longer-length cassettes could hold more data, buuuut have thinner tape, easier to stretch and lose everything.

Posted by: mindful webworker - such a week I've been having! at August 13, 2016 01:46 AM (yCZVl)

523 Lumens, Foot Candles, and Lux, oh my!>>>

Black Light Matters!!11!!

Posted by: LIV at August 13, 2016 01:46 AM (BZey7)

524 Heh...

Vietnamese tend to be polite. In my experience, far more so than Chinese, mainland or otherwise.

If a Viet apologizes, he really means it. The women, charming creatures that they are, need never apologize for anything.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:46 AM (ospLQ)

525 Meremortal, that is awesome!

Posted by: Hillbot H-1000 at August 13, 2016 01:47 AM (uAvJJ)

526 Watched TV just long enough to see the Bob Costas freakshow referred to earlier in the thread.

And Johnny Weir looked a bit strange as well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 13, 2016 01:47 AM (T/cxb)

527 The problem with this is that you can only chase your supply chain so far until you end up with a guy wandering the wilderness with a shovel and saying, "let's try this"
------------

A friend of mine was working for a CD/DVD manufacturer at the time of the Y2K hysteria.

One of their customers was Microsoft. Microsoft insisted on extensive documentation regarding their vendors plans for dealing with any Y2K associated 'failures' at their plant.

One of the specified items to account for was water supply disruption. My friend went to visit the local podunk water system and asked about plans to deal with any automated systems failures.

There, an old guy told him, "Wal... effen anythang goes wrong, we'll jus turn the valve by hand, same's we always do."

How the hell do you communicate that to a group of smug, elitist Redmond geeks?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 13, 2016 01:48 AM (9mTYi)

528 sorry... nut the ette that put yhe dog down...

WOW!?

only the meek apply.

I'm a Olympic gold med...

fuck ypu all

vote trump or die...

Posted by: love is what you .... at August 13, 2016 01:48 AM (j6qoi)

529 And Johnny Weir looked a bit strange as well.

His pumps were probably too tight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:48 AM (q7T0y)

530 Heh.. what about EV, or Zone Values, you h8ers?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:49 AM (ospLQ)

531 Wyoming is the penis tip of Manhattan?

Posted by: eleven at August 13, 2016 01:50 AM (qUNWi)

532 Bob Costas is soul herpes in a nifty suit.

Posted by: eleven at August 13, 2016 01:51 AM (qUNWi)

533 Bob Costas is soul herpes in a nifty suit.

And the poster boy for male genital dysfunction.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:52 AM (q7T0y)

534 oops sockoff

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 01:53 AM (uAvJJ)

535 Posted by: Hillbot H-1000 at August 13, 2016 01:47 AM (uAvJJ)

Thanks, things have been going very well lately. Just back from fishing in Russia with an old country star I used to play for. We shot a fishing show that will be shopped around. I've been promised a copy.

Incredible flyfishing, Zhupanova River, caught rainbows up to 29 inches and a 31 inch Russian Char, Dolly Varden and Pink Salmon.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:53 AM (34ZDE)

536 And Johnny Weir looked a bit strange as well.
His pumps were probably too tight.


That's probably it, so what the hell is Bob's excuse?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 13, 2016 01:54 AM (T/cxb)

537 515 Be well all, time for bed here.
Be your best tomorrow.
T
Posted by: Farmer
--------------
G'night, T.
You are one of the best, man. I mean that.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 01:54 AM (E/j+Q)

538 So, my adventure for today was to totally bastardize my old '77 Toyota yard truck. It is a totally non-roadworthy rusty wreck, but it runs, and has brakes, and I use it sort of like a motorized wheelbarrow, for yard work, mostly.


Well, it had become very hard to start, always needing a prime from a squirt bottle of gasoline, and it would not idle, no way, no how. So I took off its horribly complicated little progressive 2-barrel carb, and yanked off the EGR valve, and a large mittfull of redundant vacuum hoses. Then I made an adaptor plate out of half-inch plywood, and bolted on an old Rochester Monojet carb off some long-gone six-cylinder Chevy, probably dating back to the era when all Chevys were six cylinders.


Got a manual choke cable hooked up, the throttle cable hooked up, vacuum line to the distributor hooked up, and fuel line from the electric pump hooked up It starts, and idles, and runs quite well. I made three trips from the roadside to the burn pit hauling limbs I'd hacked off the caragana hedge earlier this week. It drives fine, for my purposes. Only issue is the choke butterfly doesn't close fully when the choke cable is pulled. I think there is residual glass bead, from when I cleaned the carb up, years ago, in the choke butterfly bushings. Some lube and compressed air should fix that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:57 AM (oqkO3)

539 You really don't "need" luminous intensity. It's a conceit to human vision, the fact they we only see in a narrow wavelength band. Power density, or total power are fine, but that doesn't take into account if we can see it or not.

The base SI unit is a candela, and it's actually defined in terms of a power density at a specific wavelength (green, which is the peak of human visual sensitivity). One candela is now officially defined as certain power flux of light at a particular wavelength.

To measure the luminous intensity of a source with a whole lot of different colors, you have to weigh it by some function based on the standard definition of the human eye response.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 13, 2016 01:59 AM (DW+jj)

540 519
I have to admit, I'm the last person to talk about voices.



I've been told I sound a bit like Bullwinkle. And to tell the
absolute truth? I do. My voice is Californian and high-pitched, and
doesn't match that great with my appearance (I've been told I look like
I'm from Brooklyn even though I've never ever been any further east than
Utah).



But I also have the Jim Nabors thing going: I can sing in a rich,
deep, manly tone of voice, and have even also been told I could pursue a
classical singing career if I so choose.



So again, I'm never going to make fun of the way anyone else sounds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 01:44 AM (q7T0y)


I spent a large part of my youth in a place called Newhall. I graduated High School from William S. Hart High. There was a local William S. Hart Park.

William S. Hart was the king of the Westerns during the silent era. He'd ride and shoot and fight and drink to beat them all. But, then, cinemas went to talkies.....and Hart's natural speaking voice was high-pitched, querulous, and weak. He tried to keep up, but https://youtu.be/VhukiQZVkeo?t=1m is an example of what he could only attain after many years of speech training.....and after his career had long since faded.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 01:59 AM (EzgxV)

541 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:57 AM (oqkO3)

Shade tree mechanic work at it's best. Impressive.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:59 AM (34ZDE)

542 Blanco: Bob's excuse? Probably issues with his Spanx.

And cthulhu, yup. I don't know if my voice is that bad, but it's not great. I'm reasonably sure I don't sound like people who see my image would expect me to.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 02:01 AM (q7T0y)

543 528
sorry... nut the ette that put yhe dog down...



WOW!?



only the meek apply.



I'm a Olympic gold med...



fuck ypu all



vote trump or die...

Posted by: love is what you .... at August 13, 2016 01:48 AM (j6qoi)


Do I get first dibs on which drug-addled git this might be?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 02:02 AM (EzgxV)

544 Monojet carb off some long-gone six-cylinder Chevy, probably dating back to the era when all Chevys were six cylinders.
-----------

*scratches head*
Maybe 1954?
I recall being impressed by the Corvette Blue Flame with side-drafts.

Now I'm wondering if those were the last side-drafts on a U.S. car.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 13, 2016 02:03 AM (9mTYi)

545 In elementary school, there was boy, friend of mine back then, whose parents were Brits. He was born here. They were permanent residents, I think, but I can't remember.

Anyway, when he'd speak to us, he speak in the normal accent, but when talking to his parents, he'd speak in a regular British accent (their accent, whichever variant it was).

I thought that was wild, but if I remember, they said it was common thing, or at least not rare.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 13, 2016 02:03 AM (DW+jj)

546 As near as I can tell, meteor showers cause overcast skies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - correlation or causation? at August 13, 2016 02:04 AM (yCZVl)

547 I thought that was wild, but if I remember, they said it was common thing, or at least not rare.
Posted by: publius
------------

I can do that.

Posted by: Madonna at August 13, 2016 02:05 AM (9mTYi)

548 Heh. "Cthulhu crossing" shirt at woot.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 13, 2016 02:07 AM (T/cxb)

549 Yeah I knew a Scottish guy that sounded like he was from Hill Valley USA.

Until he talked to his father.

Posted by: eleven at August 13, 2016 02:07 AM (qUNWi)

550 cthulhu: ...Do I get first dibs on which drug-addled git this might be?

I thought I got a bit of a contact drunk just reading that one.

(To be excruciatingly clear for the medium, "that one" meaning not yours, cthu, but the one you replied to.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - *hic* at August 13, 2016 02:07 AM (yCZVl)

551 Shade tree mechanic work at it's best. Impressive.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 01:59 AM (34ZDE)


Well, thank you kindly! It was kind of fun to do that. I will go ahead and fix the choke, too. The linkage is such that actual closure of the choke butterfly is effected by a rather weak spring, that simply can't overcome the friction in the butterfly shaft bearings. The engine seems to want some choke to start even when warm, which I suspect is low vacuum due to worn out piston rings.


I have had this truck for nigh-on 15 years, having paid a whole hundred dollars for it, and it has seen a few hours use every year since then. If I were an elite acreage owner, I'd have a $13,000 John Deere Gator to do its job.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 02:08 AM (oqkO3)

552 I also had a black friend that sounded like Geordi LaForge.

Until he talked to his Mom.

Posted by: eleven at August 13, 2016 02:09 AM (qUNWi)

553 Comiket cosplay:

Ads at site are NSFW

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http://preview.tinyurl.com/hkqyle8

Posted by: The Comiket Hat at August 13, 2016 02:10 AM (vBeA5)

554 >> I can do that.

But he wasn't putting on to be a pretentious Anglo-phile snob, there Madge.

That kid I was talking about, I remember the first time we heard him do that was at school, and he spoke to his mother on the phone. It was at lunch or something.

He switched into a British accent. We all laughed and made of him for talking funny (children can be cruel little SOBs).

The teachers ripped us a new one right quick. I remember one teacher, I'm thinking this was in the 4th grade, made a point of making fun of each of us, each one of us who laughed.

She made fun of the way we talked, or the way we looked or something she picked out. SHe was showing us how it felt. Let that be a lesson to you.

I'm sure if some teacher pulled that today, there would be a lawsuit and psychiatrists called in, and she'd be fired or something.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 13, 2016 02:12 AM (DW+jj)

555 524
Heh...



Vietnamese tend to be polite. In my experience, far more so than Chinese, mainland or otherwise.



If a Viet apologizes, he really means it. The women, charming creatures that they are, need never apologize for anything.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 01:46 AM (ospLQ)


I guess I wasn't clear, due to the hour. If a Bosnian dropped a robot on the foot of a Vietnamese, they'd both swear in Spanish/English at each other. "Shit, you chingada asshole -- watch my fucking feet!" "If sus manos weren't on your cock, you could have caught it, pendejo."

And, yes, this is hilarious to watch.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

556 *scratches head*
Maybe 1954?
I recall being impressed by the Corvette Blue Flame with side-drafts.

Now I'm wondering if those were the last side-drafts on a U.S. car.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 13, 2016 02:03 AM (9mTYi)


I think all Chevys were six cylinders from the late '20's to 1954. The Blue Flame six in the Corvette had three side-draft Carter YH carbs (I looked it up, LOL).

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 02:15 AM (oqkO3)

557 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:57 AM (oqkO3)

You are taking me way back in time when I used to lay under a 49 Ford pickup with a Chevy 283 linked up to the original LaSalle tranny.

No heater and the sweetest sounding set of Smitty steelpacks you ever heard. Wish I still had that old thang. People used to follow me into parking lots just to ask about the pipes.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 02:16 AM (34ZDE)

558 538
So, my adventure for today was to totally bastardize my old '77 Toyota
yard truck. It is a totally non-roadworthy rusty wreck, but it runs, and
has brakes, and I use it sort of like a motorized wheelbarrow, for yard
work, mostly.





Well, it had become very hard to start, always needing a prime from a squirt bottle of gasoline, and it would not
idle, no way, no how. So I took off its horribly complicated little
progressive 2-barrel carb, and yanked off the EGR valve, and a large
mittfull of redundant vacuum hoses. Then I made an adaptor plate out of
half-inch plywood, and bolted on an old Rochester Monojet carb off some
long-gone six-cylinder Chevy, probably dating back to the era when all Chevys were six cylinders.





Got a manual choke cable hooked up, the throttle cable hooked up,
vacuum line to the distributor hooked up, and fuel line from the
electric pump hooked up It starts, and idles, and runs quite well. I
made three trips from the roadside to the burn pit hauling limbs I'd
hacked off the caragana hedge earlier this week. It drives fine, for my
purposes. Only issue is the choke butterfly doesn't close fully when the
choke cable is pulled. I think there is residual glass bead, from when I
cleaned the carb up, years ago, in the choke butterfly bushings. Some
lube and compressed air should fix that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 01:57 AM (oqkO3)


I got 1/3 through the second paragraph before I was sure it was AOP.

I'm seriously thinking of buying a $100 horizontal engine from Harbor Freight, running it, tearing it to pieces.....then reassembling it and seeing if I can get it running. It seems like a reasonable alternative to $500 of shop classes and 400 hours of random instruction.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 02:18 AM (EzgxV)

559 Word is out that the No Man's Sky PC version is broken.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 13, 2016 02:18 AM (6FqZa)

560 "ome long-gone six-cylinder Chevy, probably dating back to the era when all Chevys were six cylinders. "



Our old neighbor back home had an old Chevy grain struck.......early '60's model. I was a little surprised that it had a badge on the side of the hood that said "V6." It was low geared as heck.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 02:19 AM (9ym/8)

561 546
As near as I can tell, meteor showers cause overcast skies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - correlation or causation? at August 13, 2016 02:04 AM (yCZVl)

GAIA COMMANDS IT!

Posted by: HAIL GAIA at August 13, 2016 02:19 AM (uAvJJ)

562 Heh.
I apparently forgot to turn the ACs down/off earlier, because it's cold enough to hang meat in the house - no complaints from me, but the dog is trying to dig into the boxspring.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 02:25 AM (E/j+Q)

563 Art of Manliness podcast:

The book Casino Royale was heavily based on a real event in 1941.

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/08/12/podcast-225-the-real-life-james-bond/

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 13, 2016 02:26 AM (VdICR)

564 The alternator died today on the van. I suspect it was jealous because we just replaced the starter. What will #3 be, I wonders.

*

We strut and fret
our hour upon the stage

...and then pass out in a puddle of drool.

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - *hic* at August 13, 2016 02:27 AM (yCZVl)

565 548
Heh. "Cthulhu crossing" shirt at woot.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 13, 2016 02:07 AM (T/cxb)


Nabbed.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

566 Hey Chi how is the roommate working out?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 02:30 AM (uAvJJ)

567 gold empire!

Posted by: just to be sure at August 13, 2016 02:32 AM (j6qoi)

568 No heater and the sweetest sounding set of Smitty steelpacks you ever heard. Wish I still had that old thang. People used to follow me into parking lots just to ask about the pipes.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 13, 2016 02:16 AM (34ZDE)


Now that reminds me of a funny story. Years ago, before I moved out here from Calgary, I decided to go to the big June car show in Three Hills, Alberta. So I drove out there from Calgary in what was then my daily driver, a 1964 Studebaker Wagonaire, with a 259 V8, automatic, and dual exhausts, with old tired mufflers.


Anyway, I am northbound on Highway 21, just approaching the big coulee at Kneehill Creek, and starting on the downgrade. Some kids in an '80-something 5-liter Mustang pull out (across a solid line) to pass me on the downgrade. I figured this was not to be tolerated, so I put my right foot to the floor, hard. The old Wagonaire kicked down to second gear and just walked away from them. I went to the bottom of the grade, and around the bend onto the bridge at better than 100 mph, and started on the upgrade. I was now well ahead of them, and they could not catch up, even though, on the upgrade, there was a passing lane. I took my foot off the gas, and nothing happened. Kicked the accelerator a couple of times, nothing happened. Reached down, and pulled up on the pedal, nothing happened. The car continued to accelerate. I was beginning to get concerned. The speedometer was bouncing around 110. So I shut off the ignition. And slowed down. A lot. The kids in the Mustang began to catch up. I thought, "this won't do", so I switched it back on. There was a loud explosion, and both mufflers blew apart, scattering a cloud of rust and debris, and I began walking away from the Mustang again. When I reached the top of the hill, I pulled off at the Carbon corner, and got under the hood. Turns out the butterflies for the secondary throttles had interfered with the bores in the intake manifold, and had snapped past that point when I gum-booted it, and would not go back under the force of the return spring. I had to really reef on it to get them to pop back. I had had the car for some time, and had never before run it wide open, I guess.


Upshot was, I ordered a set of stainless steel pipes, and had them installed, along with some nice glass packs, and they are still on the car, and it still sounds good.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 02:37 AM (oqkO3)

569 Can I join the party? Miss hanging out here with you guys, it's been too long

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 02:38 AM (jn9ql)

570 567
gold empire!



Posted by: just to be sure at August 13, 2016 02:32 AM (j6qoi)


Believe it or not, after all you've done and the trouble you've caused me, I do feel sorry for you.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

571 AOP - I'm stuck in Calgary, hope you're not getting kicked too hard in this downturn

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 02:40 AM (jn9ql)

572 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight. Happy weekend!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 13, 2016 02:42 AM (q7T0y)

573 566 Hey Chi how is the roommate working out?
Posted by: chemjeff
----------------------
My understanding is that he is currently spending a bunch of quality time with the state. I haven't seen him in over a month. He left me owing over $500.
That room is now clean. Clean.

Thanks for asking, though. And if you didn't see me say it before, it's really good to see you around.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 02:42 AM (E/j+Q)

574 Heh. "Cthulhu crossing" shirt at woot.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


Totallahy racist against the followahz of the Old Onez, okhay ....

*slorps organic soba noodles*

Ahm so reporting yah to the student gov, okhay....

*slorps organic soba noodles*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 13, 2016 02:43 AM (9sySV)

575 Our old neighbor back home had an old Chevy grain struck.......early '60's model. I was a little surprised that it had a badge on the side of the hood that said "V6." It was low geared as heck.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 02:19 AM (9ym/


Probably the GM "Toroflow" V6, 305 cubic inches and upwards. They made a 712 cubic V12 by basically coupling two of them together, too. Purpose-built as a truck engine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 02:45 AM (oqkO3)

576 AOP - I'm stuck in Calgary, hope you're not getting kicked too hard in this downturn

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 02:40 AM (jn9ql)


I haven't had work since before Christmas, but I sort of wanted to be semi-retired, anyway... But it looks like I will have a well to do around the end of the month.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 02:48 AM (oqkO3)

577 I haven't had work since before Christmas, but I sort of wanted to be semi-retired, anyway... But it looks like I will have a well to do around the end of the month.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 02:48 AM (oqkO3)


Frack me, baby!

Posted by: Gaia, the ultimate whore at August 13, 2016 02:50 AM (vBeA5)

578 *peeks in before slumber*

I sense the malicious DERP is strong in some boffin' spy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 13, 2016 02:50 AM (AfdYb)

579 576
AOP - I'm stuck in Calgary, hope you're not getting kicked too hard in this downturn



Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 02:40 AM (jn9ql)





I haven't had work since before Christmas, but I sort of wanted to
be semi-retired, anyway... But it looks like I will have a well to do
around the end of the month.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 02:48 AM (oqkO3)


My across-the-street neighbor used to be a manager for AT+T. He retired, then started getting project-management calls. So, he's doing telecom projects. He drives an SUV.

He drives up and starts stacking shit on his sidewalk. Pile gets about five feet high. I wander over to chat. He's got about $10K of telecom gear he needs to stash in his garage because the dumbass vendor dropped it at A this week when it was supposed to be at B three weeks from now.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 13, 2016 02:53 AM (EzgxV)

580 AOP - cool re new well. Man, it's tough. I golf a lot - the courses in YYC are full of guys who just can't find anything.

If anyone is reading this - leftist premier, leftist prime minister, they love taking all our monies from us. I just wish they wouldn't call us assholes while they do it.

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 02:57 AM (jn9ql)

581 Frack me, baby!

Posted by: Gaia, the ultimate whore at August 13, 2016 02:50 AM (vBeA5)


We, or more correctly, my clients, have been doing that for a few years. And quite successfully, too, which is why I have work upcoming. But the next well won't be frac'ed, at least initially. They will be drilling for science, and will cut several cores, and do extensive sampling, so that future wells in the area can be targeted at the sweetest spots in the formation. So, interesting, non-routine work for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 02:59 AM (oqkO3)

582 cthulhu - things in Alberta, Canada used to be booming. We are still running on fumes, but we'll see over the next few years

In the past, it was everyone's dream to take a package, then get hired back as a consultant - primo double dipping. No more.

Younger kids used to want to work casual - if you were on full time staff, you couldn't get time off in the summer (bco seniority etc). Now however, the casual people are never getting work anymore, so that strategy is shutting them out.

It's sad to see things starting to swirl

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:00 AM (jn9ql)

583 " because the dumbass vendor dropped it at A this week when it was supposed to be at B three weeks from now."



Ah, classic vendor behavior.

"yeah, we've looked into and it looks like one our newer associates made an entry error.....sorry."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:00 AM (9ym/8)

584 Chi, I am sorry that your friend stiffed you for so much, and that he got in trouble.

and thank you for the kind words.


well it is time for me to go to bed I think, good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at August 13, 2016 03:00 AM (uAvJJ)

585 AOP - awesome story re the Studebaker

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:01 AM (jn9ql)

586 If anyone is reading this - leftist premier, leftist prime minister, they love taking all our monies from us. I just wish they wouldn't call us assholes while they do it.

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 02:57 AM (jn9ql)


I come to Calgary every week or so. Was just there on Thursday. If you want to meet up for a coffee, or a beer or two, let me know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:01 AM (oqkO3)

587 Frack me
Frack me my friend
Frack me
Frack me again

I'm not the only one [x4]

Rate me
Do it and do it again
Chase me
Frack me my friend

I'm not the only one [x4]

My favorite inside source
I'll raid your hidden stores
Always after fuel to burn
Fill Saudis with concern
Frack me
Frack me my friend
Frack me
Frack me again

I'm not the only one [x4]

Frack me!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 13, 2016 03:01 AM (hVdx9)

588 "things in Alberta, Canada used to be booming. We are still running on fumes, but we'll see over the next few years "


This oil related? Or?

Drillers and producers here are on a roller coaster. I saw $1.92 today and I don't think it got over $2.40 at the height of the summer season.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:02 AM (9ym/8)

589 Hey AOP - that would be cool. We could maybe have the first Canadian moron meet-up. My e-mail is eriklarsen404 atttt geeee male dawt calm

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:03 AM (jn9ql)

590 AOP- I had a '68 Camaro 327, 275 hp that had a plastic fast-idle cam doohickey on the quadrajet. Crossing a busy street I poked the throttle hard, the plastic hicky picked that moment to break off of it's shaft and jam in the throttle linkage. The engine was still spooling up when I managed to get it switched off. At any rate, I transited that block in record time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 13, 2016 03:05 AM (J3phO)

591 I'm going to be in Kansas City (MO) part of this week to attend the WorldCon.

Anyone have any suggestions for "must eat at" restaurants/BBQ joints/pubs/&c.?

Posted by: The Ribboned Hat at August 13, 2016 03:06 AM (vBeA5)

592 "I just wish they wouldn't call us assholes while they do it. "



Ah, sounds like your Canadians pols have caught with our American pols technology.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:07 AM (9ym/8)

593 Ricardo Kill - Alberta Oil Peon knows way more than I do - but a lot of Alberta's success used to be based on oilsands - kinda northern Alberta - where the oil is admixed with sand grains. You have to heat it up to separate from the sand, so that takes energy and water, (SAG-D and other techniques) to disassociate the oil from the sand grains. It's not like the Saudis and Texas where you go shooting for some food, and up from the ground comes some bubbling crude.

We also need pipelines to get oil to market, but environmental "concerns" and special interest groups are great at blocking anything new, despite all would benefit from the revenue.

Money just comes from the sky I guess

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:07 AM (jn9ql)

594 This oil related? Or?

Drillers and producers here are on a roller coaster. I saw $1.92 today and I don't think it got over $2.40 at the height of the summer season.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:02 AM (9ym/


Oil-related, #1. But Alberta last year, in a grand flurry of vote-splitting, managed to elect an NDP (socialist) government, a party which has caused economic disaster in every Province which has allowed them to gain power. The Dippers have moved to increase minimum wage, thus guaranteeing more unemployment for young people, and have hired many more public-sector workers, and have increased royalties on oil/gas production, at the exact time, that the bottom has fallen out of prices. Not to mention many other Socialist pipe dreams.


It's not a coincidence that my upcoming well is located in B.C., a scant mile or two from the Alberta border.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:09 AM (oqkO3)

595 285 Experience teaches us that the average man who protests that his international feeling swamps his national feeling, that he does not care for his country because he cares so much for mankind, in actual practice proves himself the foe of mankind; that the man who says that he does not care to be a citizen of any one country, because he is the citizen of the world, is in fact usually and exceedingly undesirable citizen of whatever corner of the world he happens at the moment to be in. In the dim future all moral needs and moral standards may change; but at present, if a man can view his own country and all others countries from the same level with tepid indifference, it is wise to distrust him.

Sincerely,
Posted by: Teddy Roosevelt at August 12, 2016 05:14 PM (Ndje9)

Teddy Roosevelt was an intellectual giant. Chemjeff just likes to think he is.

Posted by: Bernette at August 13, 2016 03:11 AM (9Uu/i)

596 AOP - posted my email - gimme a holla

Ricardo Kill and others - the right in Canada has a history of fragmenting and vote splitting as AOP mentions - ensuring that the left of centre parties win - because they are a solid block of non-commonality coalitions.

I envy their discipline and messaging in a way

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:11 AM (jn9ql)

597 OT


Via Weasel Zippers


"Democratic politicians have been bracing for the release of more
embarrassing emails that U.S. officials believe were stolen by Russian
hackers and then handed over to WikiLeaks...


"DCLeaks cache also included emails from hundreds of Republican
politicos, including of campaign staff for Sens. John McCain and Lindsey
Graham, who ran for president this year....


BUT, they repeat themselves, democratic politicians have been bracing...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 13, 2016 03:13 AM (P/kVC)

598 424 I still subscribe to the European Neolithic crossing theory. It could be done, amd without great difficulty.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 12:54 AM (ospLQ)



Me too, and boy would that get some peoples' knickers in a twist if it could be proven true.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 03:14 AM (sdi6R)

599 Burger, Bacon, Boobs. What more could a Moron ask for?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDE3yYibelo

Posted by: kbdabear at August 13, 2016 03:15 AM (GrXXa)

600 "and have increased royalties on oil/gas production, at the exact time, that the bottom has fallen out of prices."



That's about par for the course.


I am correct in remembering that leases/royalties are the property of the government in Canada? Would it be the Provincials or Federals?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:15 AM (9ym/8)

601 Hey AOP - that would be cool. We could maybe have the first Canadian moron meet-up. My e-mail is eriklarsen404 atttt geeee male dawt calm

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:03 AM (jn9ql)


e-mail sent, if I decoded the munge right

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:15 AM (oqkO3)

602 Burnt Toast - I originally thought that Russia would release damaging HRC e-mails right before the election and get Trump elected - however I wonder if they will withhold and then wait for her to be elected and then - blackmail = profit!

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:16 AM (jn9ql)

603 "the right in Canada has a history of fragmenting and vote splitting as AOP mentions -"




Yeah, I remember when the PCs went kablooey and wandered in the forest for a while.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:17 AM (9ym/8)

604 Burnt Toast - I originally thought that Russia would
release damaging HRC e-mails right before the election and get Trump
elected - however I wonder if they will withhold and then wait for her
to be elected and then - blackmail = profit!

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:16 AM (jn9ql)

Meh, she lit the ME into a smouldering fire. They'd probably like a more stable environment than upping the ante.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 13, 2016 03:21 AM (P/kVC)

605 Hat, used to visit K.C. a couple times a year when I worked for Sprint. We tried a few, and while I admit by bias, I was never really blown away. It was perfectly passable but I never thought "wow."


I know they say Bryant's but I never ate there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:21 AM (9ym/8)

606 603
Yeah, I remember when the PCs went kablooey and wandered in the forest for a while.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:17 AM (9ym/


The Progressive Conservatives has to be the all-time funniest name for a political party.

The GOP should seriously consider adopting it, because it suits them.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 03:21 AM (sdi6R)

607 Doesn't anybody sleep around here?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 13, 2016 03:22 AM (P/kVC)

608 The Progressive Conservatives has to be the all-time funniest name for a political party.

The GOP should seriously consider adopting it, because it suits them.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 03:21 AM (sdi6R)


Vote for Phillip Bong!

Posted by: George Will at August 13, 2016 03:22 AM (vBeA5)

609 Again AOP knows more than I do - but older farmers (early 1900s?) had mineral rights - which meant that they had full access to all monies arising from drilling beneath their properties. During the dirty 30s, the government offered to buy the mineral rights out - and many took the deal because times were so bad. So now, we have "land men" who negotiate access to well sites on farmers' lands for a cut of the profits.

Second hand story, but I've heard of a well established family in Saskatchewan (Canadian province= state) who didn't negotiate their mineral rights away - they are located over a rich potash mine, and get $20,000 per month in royalties

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:23 AM (jn9ql)

610 I am correct in remembering that leases/royalties are the property of the government in Canada? Would it be the Provincials or Federals?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:15 AM (9ym/


Natural resources are owned by the Provinces in Canada, except for Yukon and Nunavut, and Northwest Territory, which are creatures of the Federal government. And offshore, I think, too.


There are somefreehold mineral rights in the Prairie Provinces. To get the Canadian Pacific Railway built, the Federal government of the day gave huge land grants to the CP Railway company, including all mineral rights. This was before Alberta and Saskatchewan became Provinces (1905). CP then sold off those lands to settlers, along with the mineral rights, which were, at the time, considered to be nearly valueless. Nobody knew what lay beneath that Prairie soil...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:23 AM (oqkO3)

611 Doesn't anybody sleep around here?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 13, 2016 03:22 AM (P/kVC)


And let all that blow (and hookers) go to waste?

Posted by: Party Hard at August 13, 2016 03:24 AM (vBeA5)

612 I disagree with your premise, Lurker, and maybe you will find it interesting. Hillary does not suffer consequences of her actions. It is pointless to try to blackmail such a person. And the Russians, typically pessimistic about justice, knew that nothing would happen to a former first lady. The leaks and revelations aren't an attack on her, it's an attack on us.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 13, 2016 03:24 AM (VdICR)

613 I'm enjoying watching the left devour each other over the daily beast editor outing gay olympians.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at August 13, 2016 03:24 AM (nhI+n)

614 I'm enjoying watching the left devour each other over the daily beast editor outing gay olympians.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at August 13, 2016 03:24 AM (nhI+n)


Moron kbdabear needs to start a Web site called "The Daily Breast". Just sayin'

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:26 AM (oqkO3)

615 607 Doesn't anybody sleep around here?
Posted by: Burnt Toast
-----------------
I'll sleep when I'm dead.

Posted by: Wade Garrett at August 13, 2016 03:28 AM (E/j+Q)

616 Re Progressive Conservatives - Canada has some weird naming things.

We have nine teams. We used to have the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Ottawa Rough Riders.

For me, it was a point of pride to have two teams in a small league named after an American president

Now, Ottawa is the "Red Blacks". WTF. It's all about naming just like the Cleveland Browns etc

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:28 AM (jn9ql)

617 Daily Beast is at serious risk of going the way of Gawker.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 13, 2016 03:29 AM (6FqZa)

618 " Doesn't anybody sleep around here?"



At the ranch and staying up to make sure dad doesn't tear the CPAP machine off. Damn thing cost almost $10k and the insurance company won't pay for it unless he uses "X" amount. Long nights and FUBARED sleep patterns for me when I'm here right now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:30 AM (9ym/8)

619 Now, Ottawa is the "Red Blacks". WTF. It's all about naming just like the Cleveland Browns etc

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:28 AM (jn9ql)


Heh, I always figured the Ottawa Senators NHL team, instead of having a Roman Centurion as their logo, should have a row of hogs, head down, ass up, in the trough.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:31 AM (oqkO3)

620 boulder terlit hobo - love the moniker - and I know the story - I wonder for how much longer people will get the joke.

young people don't remember anything - my kids have no idea who the Kennedys are/were

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:31 AM (jn9ql)

621 I'm enjoying watching the left devour each other over the daily beast editor outing gay olympians.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at August 13, 2016 03:24 AM (nhI+n)


Aren't many of the outed from not-so-gay-friendly countries?

Posted by: ಠ_ರೃ at August 13, 2016 03:32 AM (vBeA5)

622 AOP - LOL. Or maybe a head profile of an old guy like the Monopoly dude falling asleep.

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:32 AM (jn9ql)

623 "We have nine teams. We used to have the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Ottawa Rough Riders. "



I always snorted at that too. Just. Couldn't. Come. Up. With. Another. Name.

Unpossible.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:32 AM (9ym/8)

624 And why does the hat put hookers in parentheses?
It's hard out here for a pimp, man. Don't keep my girls down.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 03:33 AM (E/j+Q)

625 607 Doesn't anybody sleep around here?
Posted by: Burnt Toast
-----------------
I'll sleep when I'm dead.
Posted by: Wade Garrett at August 13, 2016 03:28 AM (E/j+Q)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD5_TX9BmZY

Posted by: Weird Hat at August 13, 2016 03:34 AM (vBeA5)

626 Martin Short used to do a bit based on that - kinda like - are you at the Starbucks on 4th and 5th, or the one on 5th and 4th?

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:34 AM (jn9ql)

627 Aren't many of the outed from not-so-gay-friendly countries
---------

Supposedly.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at August 13, 2016 03:36 AM (nhI+n)

628 607 Doesn't anybody sleep around here?
Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 13, 2016 03:22 AM (P/kVC)


I slept for mumble hours sitting here in my chair. Then I woke up and started commenting again.

So much for my plan to wake up early and mow my lawn at 8:00 am. I skipped mowing the last two weekends because it was too damn hot. So of course this weekend will be hotter still. Saturday is predicted to have a high of 97 with a heat index of infinity. I probably won't set foot outside until I leave for work on Monday morning.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 03:40 AM (sdi6R)

629 Nigel West Dickens - From what I hear, not baking a cake can cost you your livelihood and maybe incur jail time(?)

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:41 AM (jn9ql)

630 AOP - LOL. Or maybe a head profile of an old guy like the Monopoly dude falling asleep.

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:32 AM (jn9ql)


Hah. I know a guy here in town, who dresses up for the yearly Halloween party as the Monopoly dude. He just wears a top hat, tux, and tail coat, and he is the spitting image. Uncanny, it is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:41 AM (oqkO3)

631 AOP - people ask me who my hero is. My answer - Mr Peanut. He still can style the monocle and spats

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:43 AM (jn9ql)

632 "So much for my plan to wake up early and mow my lawn at 8:00 am. I skipped mowing the last two weekends because it was too damn hot. So of course this weekend will be hotter still. Saturday is predicted to have a high of 97 with a heat index of infinity. I probably won't set foot outside until I leave for work on Monday morning."



You can always justify on the purpose of saving gas.

"Ah, let it grow out, do what it's gonna do. Take care of it then."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:43 AM (9ym/8)

633 Ricardo Kill, are you west coast? still awake!

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:43 AM (jn9ql)

634 " Ricardo Kill, are you west coast? still awake!"



Texas.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:46 AM (9ym/8)

635 621 I'm enjoying watching the left devour each other over the daily beast editor outing gay olympians.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at August 13, 2016 03:24 AM (nhI+n)

Well, who knows?

I thought the current idea was to be big, bold and proud and shout to everyone that you like to suck other men's dicks and take it up the pooper. I had no idea this was to be kept a secret any more.

I mean, for years I was told to stay out of other people's bedrooms, and I was happy to do so, but now they parade their bedroom habits all over prime time television, so I guess I'm supposed to know all about that now.

Gosh, you mean there could be a potential downside to bragging about your sexual habits in public? Who knew?

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 13, 2016 03:47 AM (+YMhA)

636 Night all.

I'll just leave this here...

http://politicalhat.com/?p=12305

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 13, 2016 03:47 AM (vBeA5)

637 Could be worse. We're supposed to get triple digit heat starting tomorrow and on through Wednesday.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 13, 2016 03:48 AM (IdCqF)

638 Texas = 3:50 AM!

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:50 AM (jn9ql)

639 So much for my plan to wake up early and mow my lawn at 8:00 am. I skipped mowing the last two weekends because it was too damn hot. So of course this weekend will be hotter still. Saturday is predicted to have a high of 97 with a heat index of infinity. I probably won't set foot outside until I leave for work on Monday morning.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 03:40 AM (sdi6R)


I got about an hour's mowing in this afternoon, after I picked up all the trash I had strewn in the ditch after pruning the caragana* hedge. Mower was running out of gas, so I filled it up, and put it in the barn.


Caragana is a shrub, native to to Ukraine, which forms dense thickets, and makes solid hedges, which make a good Prairie wind break, and help retain snow to maintain soil moisture. Rarely exceeds about 12 feet high. Brights yellow flowers,succeeded by green seed pods that turn brown, and eventually pop with a snapping sound. Pods are brown now, but haven't begun to pop. Strange factoid: Johnny Cash sings about sleeping under a caragana hedge in his song "Girl From Saskatoon".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:52 AM (oqkO3)

640 632
You can always justify on the purpose of saving gas.

"Ah, let it grow out, do what it's gonna do. Take care of it then."
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 03:43 AM (9ym/


If it grows out any more, I'm gonna need a bigger lawnmower.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 03:52 AM (sdi6R)

641 If it grows out any more, I'm gonna need a bigger lawnmower.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 03:52 AM (sdi6R)


Six-foot brush hog, 3-point hitch. Tractor with cup holder.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:54 AM (oqkO3)

642 Could be worse. We're supposed to get triple digit heat starting tomorrow and on through Wednesday.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 13, 2016 03:48 AM (IdCqF)


There are places that don't get triple digit head in the Summer day after day?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 13, 2016 03:54 AM (vBeA5)

643 I have planted so many pygmy caragana it's not funny

It sounds dirty, but it's true

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:55 AM (jn9ql)

644 Political Hat - we in Alberta have had the worst summer ever. Mornings nice, but afternoon thundershowers with frequent hail. I can't remember the last plus 30 day. Oh. Wait. 86 Fahrenheit

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 03:57 AM (jn9ql)

645 Here's Johnny Cash: "The Girl in Saskatoon".


The back story: he and Johnny Horton were on a road trip by bus through Western Canada, and he wrote this song on that road trip. So he must have been an observant guy.


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

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 03:58 AM (oqkO3)

646 I was in Central Texas last September.
96 degrees there is NOT the same as 96 degrees in Va Beach, believe me.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 04:01 AM (E/j+Q)

647 #642

It was pretty nice for most of two weeks here. Not as cool as some would like but you could comfortably get through the day without running the AC.

That would one of the real benefits of a solar setup, being able to run the AC during the worst of the summer heat without fear of contributing to a brownout. Especially if it had a auto-cutoff and battery backup.

Didn't win the MegaMillions tonight but my mother has her tickets for both big games tomorrow night. So there is that infinitesimal hope.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 13, 2016 04:05 AM (IdCqF)

648 Actually just rang 3 AM here.



This part is CST.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 04:05 AM (9ym/8)

649 96 degrees there is NOT the same as 96 degrees in Va Beach, believe me.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 04:01 AM (E/j+Q)


The same goes for cold. 20 degrees in Nawfuck is not the same as 20 degrees in the interior mountains.

Posted by: RickZ at August 13, 2016 04:07 AM (o+O5j)

650 #642

One of the reason my sister chose Sequim, WA to move to was the remarkably mild weather they have there. Doesn't get especially hot in the summer, nor especially cold in the winter. Which is why it draws a lot of rich retirees who don't feel the need to be close to a big city.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 13, 2016 04:07 AM (IdCqF)

651 646 I was in Central Texas last September.
96 degrees there is NOT the same as 96 degrees in Va Beach, believe me.
Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 04:01 AM (E/j+Q)


I've never been to Texas, but 96 degrees in southeastern PA is pretty fucking brutal.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 04:09 AM (sdi6R)

652 "96 degrees there is NOT the same as 96 degrees in Va Beach, believe me."




No, it's not. It's not like 106F in PHX or 96F in Vegas. . I walked the entire strip in Las Vegas in May and never break a sweat. Wore myself out but never broke a sweat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 04:09 AM (9ym/8)

653 One of the reason my sister chose Sequim, WA to move to was the remarkably mild weather they have there. Doesn't get especially hot in the summer, nor especially cold in the winter. Which is why it draws a lot of rich retirees who don't feel the need to be close to a big city.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 13, 2016 04:07 AM (IdCqF)


Can't get too hot, because it rains. Can't get too cold, because it rains. Rain has a moderating influence, except on rust and moss.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 04:10 AM (oqkO3)

654 This goes on much longer and I'll become a believer in global warming.

"I'm not mowing my lawn because I'm trying to reduce my carbon footprint."

Yeah. I'm going with that.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 04:12 AM (sdi6R)

655 "I'm not mowing my lawn because I'm trying to reduce my carbon footprint."

Yeah. I'm going with that.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 04:12 AM (sdi6R)


You're sequestering carbon is each blade of uncut grass. So there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 04:13 AM (oqkO3)

656 "You're sequestering carbon is each blade of uncut grass. So there's that."



Zackly. Think about the environment.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 04:16 AM (9ym/8)

657 Well, time for this cowboy to grab some shut-eye. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 13, 2016 04:18 AM (oqkO3)

658 The same goes for cold. 20 degrees in Nawfuck is not the same as 20 degrees in the interior mountains.
Posted by: RickZ
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When it's 20 outside, it all looks the same from in here. I dont want ro compare anything. I'm just making a hot cocoa & a pecan pie,and staying indoors until spring.

Posted by: Chi at August 13, 2016 04:18 AM (E/j+Q)

659 Sucks I have to work today. Have to go finish restaurant job I've been working on.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2016 04:21 AM (bksJQ)

660 Whe I went to Vegas years ago in August it was 120 degrees every day. At pre dawn it was still in uppper 90's.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2016 04:23 AM (bksJQ)

661 Skip, reno-ing it?

Posted by: Lurker primus at August 13, 2016 04:24 AM (jn9ql)

662 And my first theory on the NFL vs the Cowboys is they don't want to piss off the BLM crowd looking pro police.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2016 04:25 AM (bksJQ)

663 652
It's not like 106F in PHX or 96F in Vegas. . I walked the entire strip in Las Vegas in May and never break a sweat. Wore myself out but never broke a sweat.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 13, 2016 04:09 AM (9ym/


Today it was in the mid-90s, and then we had a brief thunderstorm. I went outside for a smoke break afterwards, and I felt like I needed gills. The moisture was literally condensing on my skin as I stood there. The air was thick.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 04:27 AM (sdi6R)

664 647
#642

It was pretty nice for most of two weeks here. Not as cool
as some would like but you could comfortably get through the day without
running the AC.

That would one of the real benefits of a solar
setup, being able to run the AC during the worst of the summer heat
without fear of contributing to a brownout. Especially if it had a
auto-cutoff and battery backup.

Didn't win the MegaMillions
tonight but my mother has her tickets for both big games tomorrow night.
So there is that infinitesimal hope.


Posted by: Epobirs at August 13, 2016 04:05 AM (IdCqF)

I hate to rain on your parade but a roof top solar array will not generate enough electricity to power an A/C system and normal home hotel loads. You can offset some during "sunny" days but it will cost you a fortune to do it and the average system has to be replaced after 10 years.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 13, 2016 04:28 AM (mpXpK)

665 I went TDY in the Air Force to Vegas in 1981, our pilots went there to a "Top Gun" sort of competition.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2016 04:31 AM (bksJQ)

666 Thats when I got to hike down and back the Grand Canyon. To drive there 5 of us drove in a non air condition car. It was like putting your oven on low opening the door and having a fan blow the air on you for maybe 5 hrs.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2016 04:33 AM (bksJQ)

667 It doesn't have to run the whole house load. Just the AC that is an additional load over and above the normal operation. The days when it is most needed are also the days when there isn't a cloud to seen all day and the one thing you have in abundance is sunlight.

I have no fantasies of drawing extraordinary amounts of juice. The nature of CA's pseudo-green idiocy creates the threat that you could be without power entirely during a critical moment, especially if you have very old people to keep alive. Being able to generate a certain amount locally regardless of the grid's status is basic survival.

It's fairly obvious that if a a household array were able to really run a home with no major compromises and lasted long enough to have strong ROI, the overbearing government here would have long since made it mandatory rather than a good choice.

I'm expecting the grid here to get less and less reliable as they mandate less and less reliable power generation methods. Having some photo-voltaic capacity is going to be just part of the cost of living here if you want to get through the rough spots more comfortably or just alive.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 13, 2016 04:41 AM (IdCqF)

668 I just poured my first cup of coffee but really wish I could go back to bed.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2016 04:49 AM (bksJQ)

669 To give you an example; here in SC during the Summer months I use around 2500KW per month. Most of that goes to A/C. That works out to be around 3.5 to 4 KW per hour, more in the day and less at night. A LARGE rooftop unit puts out about 2K per hour assuming no clouds.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 13, 2016 04:52 AM (mpXpK)

670 I thought the crash landing video was the one posted but wasn't sure until it changed to real ground. I remember it on the news and like everyone wandered how anyone survived.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2016 05:07 AM (bksJQ)

671 I'm going, may be stop for a donut,
Have fun horde.

Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2016 05:12 AM (bksJQ)

672 >>I just poured my first cup of coffee but really wish I could go back to bed.
Posted by: Skip at August 13, 2016 04:49 AM (bksJQ)

Too late, you MADE coffee, that means you are the 1st awaker.

No going back now, Skip!

Find 17 (quiet) things that need doing before 9:00 AM, do them and THEN you can take a nap (maybe).

Posted by: Deety at August 13, 2016 05:14 AM (xPWMR)

673 I was looking at YouTube, and somehow I ended up watching a bunch of mob hit videos from Casino, Goodfellas, and the Sopranos.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2016 05:23 AM (sdi6R)

674 I HATE being the "1st Awaker"

(Waking up at 4:00 AM-6:30 AM doesn't count as far as coffee making. I am the ONLY Awaker!)

So much so, I will FIGHT my Dad on this, for 2 hours, if he wakes me and DOESN'T make coffee.

"Don't you have to be at work or something, Deety?"

"Eh, not YET, Dad."

(Realistically, I've got 16- 24 days to go there and do the project)

Posted by: Deety at August 13, 2016 05:31 AM (xPWMR)

675 So NYC cancels out eight states in the coming election? I am so glad this morning we live in Texas. And by the way, TEXIT!

Posted by: Eromero at August 13, 2016 05:49 AM (zLDYs)

676
From the article re the A10s bombing the ISIS fuel convoy:
"However, coalition pilots do fire warning shots at the oil convoys to signal an attack is imminent. 'We'll do that...to give them a chance to run,' Harrigan said."And we wonder why we're losing...


Posted by: IrishEi at August 13, 2016 06:13 AM (LhDi1)

677 My apolgies for departing suddenly.

Had a 'niece' who was feeling especially alone, the poor girl.

Did what I could to comfort her...... life can be beautiful.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 13, 2016 08:06 AM (P6XhL)

678 BTW Great ONT!

Posted by: Locke Common at August 13, 2016 10:30 AM (I6Am+)

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