Wednesday Night ONT - Happiness and Hate [Weirddave]

How do ONTs get written? I don't know about my co-bloggers, but for me, it's a simple process. I know I have to write the Wednesday ONT, so starting on the weekend before, I open a new browser on my computer. In the ensuing days, every time I come across an interesting story, a funny article, a goofy picture or whatever, I open it in a new tab on my ONT browser. When Wednesday rolls around, Bob's my uncle. All I have to do is aggregate all of the links into one thread and BOOM! Instant ONT. Usually this works quite well.

Except this week. This week it seemed that everything bookmarked was negative. It wasn't, but the bad seemed overwhelming. It actually got me depressed, but rather than discarding it all, I figured I'd lance the boil, so to speak. That means that before we get to the happy, fun stuff, we're going to have

TWO MINUTES OF HATE!

First off, politics. We try to keep the ONT non political, and I'm going to honor that custom by keeping it non-partisan, but there were a couple of stories this week that really demonstrate just how fucked we are.

How we killed the Tea Party. No sooner does a true grass roots political movement evolve than the professional leeches latch on and kill it. For a long time now I've limited my political contributions to actual candidates that I support, this article will show you why that's a good idea. Even limiting myself to that still subjects me to a deluge of junk mail and spam. Ted Cruz when he was running and Dan Bongino now, two men who I believe are sorely needed in Washington, subject me to 3-4 emails a day begging for money. Yea, I realize that it takes a lot of money to run for office, but there has to be a Laffer curve for donations vs solicitations and I think most politicians are very far on the wrong side of it.

Ahh well, I suppose we're just getting what we deserve. “A Republic, if you can keep it” goes the famous Ben Franklin quote. We couldn't, and now DC ”has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance”.

Meanwhile, nobody says boo while a rabidly anti-Semitic group makes a list of where all the Jews live, and in a horrifying affront to basic human decency, two teens kill a man who helped them pull their SUV out of a ditch. I read in another article that all parties involved were of the same race, so it's not a racial thing, but this kind of thing is exactly what causes the social order to fail. Look, I stop to help stranded people, it's called being a good citizen/neighbor, Most people would, I think, but if doing so causes you to hazard your life for a simple act of kindness, how long before people stop helping each other? And what kind of world will that be to live in? Bob Owens reminds us to be prepared in case current trends continue. If You Don’t Yet Own An AR-15 To Defend Your Family From Violent Rioters, You’re Wrong.

I gotta stop or Monty will accuse me of stealing his schtick. How about some more typical ONT stuff?


Dungeons and Dragons


Before there were MMORPGs, there was D&D. Played in basements and garages, it usually went something like this:

Not for this guy. Behold the Most Amazing D&D Map Ever Created! Seriously, check out some of the pictures at the link, it's amazing. If this inspires you to try D&D for yourself, make sure to utilize Who the fuck is my D&D character .com, and soon you too can be adventuring to your heart's content, knowing just exactly who you are. Me? I'm a sentimental Tiefling Ranger from the black citadel who is afraid the rest of the party will kill them if they try to leave.


How To Get 80 Shirts


Not a scam. A woman with an autistic daughter wrote about how her daughter Cami had fixated on a particular shirt, and she was frustrated because she couldn't find it anymore. As her post went viral, more than 80 shirts were sent to her from around the world. Restores one's faith in humanity, it does.

Millennial Outrage

It seems there is a new show coming out this fall.

Millennial reporters from the Television Critics Association were not amused by The Great Indoors’ mockery of their generation. Therefore making this show a must see in the fall…

It looks like it could be funny.

Faster, Please


Paralyzed patient walks again in astonishing medical breakthrough

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's....Actually a Plane


JASDF releases images of first F-35

So Japan has started taking delivery of the first Money Pit. I guess it can fly after all. Lets hope it can fight.

F-35.jpg


Fun With Maps!

Fun With History! In Map Form!


A bit long, but the length does give a good perspective on just how inconsequential the little slice of recorded history we're occupying really is.


Bug Eyed Monsters

Googly-Eyed Purple Squid Sighting Delights Scientists

Cute bugger. I think I caught one playing Pokemon Go.

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Speaking of Pokemon Go...

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Vault of Death

41 year old Oksana Chusovitina, competing in her 7th Olympics, decides to go balls to the wall by attempting the most difficult and dangerous vault in the world. She didn't make it, but mad props to her for trying something that the gal who won the gold medal won't even attempt.



My People

My birth mom is Kentucky through and through. Not only does she bleed Wildcat Blue, but she is a genuine Kentucky Colonel and her most shameful secret (don't tell anyone) is that she went to school at....Louisville! Recently there was an incident involving bees in Laurel County. I'll let Gary Lee Anderson tell the tale:

“They come out a-screaming and squaling and runnin' around, 'bout like a chicken with its head cut off”


Gender Wars

The Constellations Are Sexist.

But wait!

The Patriarchy Strikes Back!

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Comments

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1 YUGE!

Posted by: t-bird at August 17, 2016 10:04 PM (mxCgt)

2 First!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:04 PM (CNHr1)

3 Dammit t-bird!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:05 PM (CNHr1)

4 You're doing fine.

Posted by: Uncle Bob at August 17, 2016 10:05 PM (ZxmMG)

5 The Onion has some funny Olympics stuff: Anti-Doping Agency Unnerved By Bob Costas' Repeated Requests To Submit Urine Sample

Posted by: t-bird at August 17, 2016 10:05 PM (mxCgt)

6 Total luck, Jewells. I've been over on Olympic sites all evening and just happened to click over at the right time.

I am definitely going back to read the content, though.

Posted by: t-bird at August 17, 2016 10:07 PM (mxCgt)

7 OK, all links work, pictures are properly sized....this ONT is good to go!

Posted by: Weirddave at August 17, 2016 10:08 PM (N8hFs)

8 Okay... before I limp off to bed (I have horrible arthritis in my right foot) a quick update on the "patient". Hubby is doing really well. He's getting up around with the cane and without. Speech is still slurred but I see a slight improvement. It only seems worse when he tries to talk too fast. I called his best friend who he has known since grade school and used to be a barber to come and cut his hair. He brought a fabulous smoked chicken and fresh salad with veggies from his garden. He gave him a great cut and after he left my husband said, I'm so glad you called him. I feel so much better Thank you God for giving me more time with this man who I love so much.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:09 PM (CNHr1)

9 NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 10:10 PM (6gk0M)

10 Fun knight.

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 17, 2016 10:10 PM (zzUT1)

11 ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at August 17, 2016 10:12 PM (y0er3)

12 No happiness here.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 17, 2016 10:12 PM (0mRoj)

13 Got his Dale Jr hat n' all.

Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2016 10:12 PM (wnwJC)

14 yay

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 17, 2016 10:13 PM (oAY8z)

15 IIRC, a similar thing happened with a Native-American family fairly recently. A family stopped to help a guy with car trouble and he shot the family - both parents and a teen (or older?) kid. The kid survived.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2016 10:14 PM (NOIQH)

16 Hubby is doing really well.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:09 PM (CNHr1) fnord (CNHr1)


*yes*

See, it's only like 99.9% bad news on the ONT!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:14 PM (wB8Tg)

17 Hi all
WeirdDave, thanks for linking that Politico article. I read it, and it is spot-on. I hope Ace does a main post on it.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 17, 2016 10:16 PM (DSncV)

18 The Vault of Death link doesn't work for me. It disappears when I click it.

Posted by: rickl at August 17, 2016 10:16 PM (sdi6R)

19 re how an ONT gets made -- Maet said recently that he typically has 200-500 tabs open on his browser. I'm guessing that most of that was for possible ONT material.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 17, 2016 10:16 PM (gyKtp)

20 OK, I LLOL'd at TV listing.

Posted by: josephistan at August 17, 2016 10:16 PM (7qAYi)

21 Jewells, that is great news!

Posted by: chemjeff at August 17, 2016 10:16 PM (DSncV)

22 Woot woot ONT

Lots o Content

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 17, 2016 10:17 PM (voOPb)

23 Great ONT, Weirddave.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at August 17, 2016 10:17 PM (J8/9G)

24 Good evening, everyone!

Laurel County, eh? I lived in the county south of that -- Whitley -- until I was 15.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 17, 2016 10:18 PM (s7n0C)

25 Jewells45

Thanks for the update. You take care of yourself

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 17, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

26 I give this ONT... 4.7.

Posted by: East German Judge at August 17, 2016 10:18 PM (DSncV)

27 Great Indoors looks like Last Man Standing. Homage or rip-off?

Posted by: Tim Allen at August 17, 2016 10:18 PM (FXW24)

28 Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:09 PM (CNHr1)

I'm very glad for you and Mr. Jewells

Posted by: Insomniac at August 17, 2016 10:19 PM (0mRoj)

29 Solid content.

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 17, 2016 10:19 PM (zzUT1)

30 Jewells45...you are a great wife.
i had to do the same thing with my pop.
it's so worth it to make them happy.
keep up the good work lady!

Posted by: concrete girl at August 17, 2016 10:19 PM (Nh1yB)

31 'This creates a plausible scenario where a citizen sees rioters about to put lives at risk up to several block away, justifying a much-longer-than-normal third-party self defense shot of dozens to hundreds of yards.'


If it comes to that I'll throw 30.06 at them first not .223

Posted by: freaked at August 17, 2016 10:19 PM (BO/km)

32 9
NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 10:10 PM (6gk0M)

EIGHT SEVENTY-FIVE!

Posted by: The Walmart Rollback Smiley at August 17, 2016 10:19 PM (s7n0C)

33 Yeah, back in the 80s I gave a lift to two white guys who said they needed help. They carjacked me. Luckily that's the worst that happened.

I won't lift a finger to help a stranger now, unless they're just bumming a cigarette. That's literally as far as I will go.

Posted by: rickl at August 17, 2016 10:20 PM (sdi6R)

34 Thank you God for giving me more time with this man who I love so much.

Posted by: Jewells45

Vaya con Dios, Jewells.

You and your husband are in the thoughts of all of us here. I hope he has a complete recovery and you have many more happy years together.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 17, 2016 10:20 PM (S6Pax)

35 32 9

Hut Hut.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 17, 2016 10:20 PM (u82oZ)

36 " Behold the Most Amazing DD Map Ever Created!"

That's not a map. It's a diorama.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 17, 2016 10:21 PM (w+Jhj)

37 Love that D&D table top. I do so love a good diorama.

Posted by: josephistan at August 17, 2016 10:21 PM (7qAYi)

38 WeirdDave, thanks for linking that Politico article. I read it, and it is spot-on. I hope Ace does a main post on it.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 17, 2016 10:16 PM (DSncV) fnord (DSncV)


The sick thing is, it's not like we didn't know how "inefficient" these PACs were before, it was just never a priority to keep it in the discussion - like Gruber or F&F or whatever, it always gets sidelined.

Like reform efforts get sidelined because no insider is ever going to make money off of that.

And if you harp on one thing, you're obsessed and everyone ignores you, and if you don't you get sidelined also.

How long has it been since I mentioned the Long March? I mean, Soros hit the news, but barely, and he's been horribly using inner-city protesters as tools to control policy for years. Only "obsessed" people keep track of his huge network of "community organizers."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:21 PM (wB8Tg)

39 The Vault of Death link doesn't work for me. It disappears when I click it.

I dunno what to tell ya. HTML looks good, it works for me. *shrug*

Posted by: Weirddave at August 17, 2016 10:22 PM (N8hFs)

40 I was reading a review of the new "Ben-Hur."

It sounds like they bought the name and didn't follow the book at all.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 17, 2016 10:23 PM (4+VII)

41 Hang in there Jewells, I hope things keep going well for you!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 17, 2016 10:23 PM (wYnyS)

42 If I had a wife half as good as Jewells, I'd be in tears from the gratitude.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:24 PM (wB8Tg)

43 Frickin' pathetic.
PBS is doing a hit piece on Reagan right now. Complete with Ron Reagan appearance. It looks like it was made years ago.
Nothing else to talk about now that life is perfect, I guess...

Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 10:25 PM (zMRv+)

44 I was born in '66, hit my teens at the very end of the '70s into the early '80s. While I wasn't a super nerd, I was far from a "cool kid"

I never saw a single kid I knew play Dungeons and Dragons. To my knowledge, never came into contact at that age with any kids who played it.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 17, 2016 10:25 PM (oAY8z)

45 Outstanding job, WeirdDave!!

And agreed, that sitcom looks great.

And tying in with the "Money Pit" comment: #TwoWeeks.

Posted by: ibguy at August 17, 2016 10:26 PM (vUcdz)

46 It sounds like they bought the name and didn't follow the book at all.



Posted by: Grampa Jimbo

The purpose of all the "remakes" and "reboots" is to eradicate the past and create the modern reality.
It's called revisionism. It is not as necessary to create something new, just mimic the past with updated twists to be PC.

The ONLY remake or reboot that I've seen that was as good or better than the original was Jeff Bridges in "True Grit". It was different than the original, but was pretty good. Different GOOD movies about the same story.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 17, 2016 10:26 PM (S6Pax)

47 Good evening, Horde!

It's that time of year again: ramping up for the 3rd Annual Southwest Ohio Moron Meetup.

Scheduled for mid-October in the Dayton area.

Want to be kept in the loop?

Drop me a line at swohmome@mail.com (and please include your nic).

Posted by: ibguy at August 17, 2016 10:27 PM (vUcdz)

48 Nice ONT Weird Dave.


I saw this in the local rag today and thought she would hake a good honorary 'ette.

First thing I noticed was the jacket.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jgzxrha

Posted by: Infidel at August 17, 2016 10:27 PM (pn4Yj)

49 Thanks everyone, it was a good day

Aww Merovign.. what a sweet thing to say.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:27 PM (CNHr1)

50 Okay, I am off to see a movie. Be back afterwards (maybe).

Posted by: chemjeff at August 17, 2016 10:27 PM (DSncV)

51 Re: D&D character
I'm a wary gnome Druid from the Guard's Academy who is haunted by the ghost of their (sic) father.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 17, 2016 10:28 PM (xhqXI)

52 It sounds like they bought the name and didn't follow the book at all.


Well, the 1959 Classic wasn't exactly following the book either. Its still one of the greatest movies ever made. Who ever thought a remake of Ben Hur would be a good idea, should thrown in a room full of lepers or forced to row a prison ship.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 17, 2016 10:28 PM (CiFQc)

53 Gabe from Penny Arcade did a series of posts years ago about his experience as GM for a D&D group. He got pretty creative with his maps, such as a map with mirrors and a laser.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 17, 2016 10:29 PM (FYrz1)

54 Good on you Jewells.

Posted by: Infidel at August 17, 2016 10:30 PM (pn4Yj)

55 I thought Jewells had gone to bed.

I meant it, though.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:30 PM (wB8Tg)

56 Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:09 PM

Best wishes to you and yours. Recovery can be soon we pray.

Posted by: Farmer at August 17, 2016 10:30 PM (o/90i)

57 >>>The ONLY remake or reboot that I've seen that was as
good or better than the original was Jeff Bridges in "True Grit". It
was different than the original, but was pretty good. Different GOOD
movies about the same story.


Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 17, 2016 10:26 PM (S6Pax)<<<

I haven't seen the original to make a true comparison, but Denzel's Man on Fire is really damn good, and hard to imagine the original can be better.

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 17, 2016 10:31 PM (H9MG5)

58 Did Gary Lee Anderson say, I just thought they were high or hot?

Posted by: JROD at August 17, 2016 10:32 PM (wnwJC)

59 Father of the Bride was remade well.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 17, 2016 10:32 PM (JO9+V)

60 40 I was reading a review of the new "Ben-Hur."

It sounds like they bought the name and didn't follow the book at all.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 17, 2016 10:23 PM (4+VII)


That's what it sounds like and no, I will not go see it, watch it, .....whatever.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at August 17, 2016 10:32 PM (72N6L)

61 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 10:32 PM (EzgxV)

62 I haven't seen the original to make a true comparison, but Denzel's Man on Fire is really damn good, and hard to imagine the original can be better.
Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 17, 2016 10:31 PM (H9MG5)

I've seen both. The Denzel version is better by far.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 17, 2016 10:33 PM (0mRoj)

63 Hola, Dread One!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 17, 2016 10:33 PM (s7n0C)

64 >>It sounds like they bought the name and didn't follow the book at all.

Was surprised to see it was produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
They've made some good show, like The Bible series.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 17, 2016 10:34 PM (NOIQH)

65 Jewells, I'm so glad that today was so much better than yesterday. I'll keep you and your husband in my prayers, and hope that each day is better than the one before.

Posted by: bluebell at August 17, 2016 10:34 PM (805dc)

66 LOL... sorry Merovign... I hung around for a bit. Now I really am off to bed.

Stay safe everyone. Much love...

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:34 PM (CNHr1)

67 And Weirddave, very nice ONT. Love the purple squid. I honestly thought it was a stuffed toy.

Posted by: bluebell at August 17, 2016 10:35 PM (805dc)

68 off to dr. or er tomorrow. can't stop pissing blood. at my age should be good. not afraid of death, just the journey. fuck me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 17, 2016 10:35 PM (KP5rU)

69 @43 Chi

Part I was on last night ugh the bias

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 17, 2016 10:36 PM (voOPb)

70 That is an impressive diorama. You can get halfway there with creative sale shopping for figurines (I gave all mine to the GM years ago) and some board games as sets (like HeroScape, which has 3D and terrain elements).

Also used to do a lot of online gaming (mostly Hero rather than D&D, but also other systems), and you could even, in theory, run a whole game in a system like NeverWinter Nights (the single/multi game from the 00's, not the first MMO or the new MMO). You could design campaigns in the game and even run them as a GM online, controlling NPCs and monsters and environments.

It was limited, but kind of cool. Eventually it will be mostly gamers on computers in a scenario controlled by a GM, who can make shoe money licensing successful scenarios. With pop-up ads and product placement.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:36 PM (wB8Tg)

71 Oh dear Chavez, adding you to my prayer list too. Hope all is well.

Posted by: bluebell at August 17, 2016 10:36 PM (805dc)

72 OMG. Kentucky Boomhauer.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 17, 2016 10:37 PM (g6yUI)

73 71: thanks

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 17, 2016 10:37 PM (KP5rU)

74 off to dr. or er tomorrow. can't stop pissing blood. at my age should be good. not afraid of death, just the journey. fuck me.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Pissing blood is never a good sign. Best wishes.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 17, 2016 10:37 PM (xhqXI)

75 Charlton Heston's Ben Hur was better than the original, as was the 1939 remake of the Wizard of Oz

Posted by: josephistan at August 17, 2016 10:37 PM (7qAYi)

76 I doubt they even bought the name, the book should be public domain by now.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 17, 2016 10:38 PM (g6yUI)

77 Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 17, 2016 10:35 PM (KP5rU)

Prayers up my friend!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 17, 2016 10:38 PM (wYnyS)

78 my kids saw the trailer for the new Magnificent Seven remake and thought it looked cool. They haven't seen the original yet

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 17, 2016 10:38 PM (oAY8z)

79
Maps

What fits into Russia?

https://youtu.be/BXqKkYYALMU

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 10:38 PM (IqV8l)

80 Can we get a 'Jump to Bottom of Content' Button?

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2016 10:39 PM (c1srJ)

81 Yikes! I'll remember you in my prayers tonight Chavez!

Posted by: josephistan at August 17, 2016 10:39 PM (7qAYi)

82 off to dr. or er tomorrow. can't stop pissing blood. at my age should be good. not afraid of death, just the journey. fuck me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 17, 2016 10:35 PM (KP5rU) fnord (KP5rU)


!

Why aren't you there *now*?!?!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:39 PM (wB8Tg)

83 >>>I've seen both. The Denzel version is better by far.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 17, 2016 10:33 PM (0mRoj)<<<

Ah. Good to know. Never really cared to track down the first one, guess it's not worth it anyway.

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 17, 2016 10:40 PM (H9MG5)

84 Shit, cth, hope it's just and ulcer or some shit.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 10:40 PM (qp3p0)

85 >>Father of the Bride was remade well.


Maybe the basketball Steve Martin throws over his shoulder will finally come down.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2016 10:40 PM (c1srJ)

86 There was also a 1931 version of "The Maltese Falcon," ten years before the famous Bogart version.

Posted by: josephistan at August 17, 2016 10:41 PM (7qAYi)

87 Guy watzisface from the food show....wonder how long he worked on his "look"?

Posted by: BignJames at August 17, 2016 10:41 PM (9RGU3)

88 "It sounds like they bought the name and didn't follow the book at all.



Posted by: Grampa Jimbo"

You just described 99% of the movies Hollywood makes....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 17, 2016 10:41 PM (w+Jhj)

89 75 Charlton Heston's Ben Hur was better than the original, as was the 1939 remake of the Wizard of Oz
Posted by: josephistan at August 17, 2016 10:37 PM (7qAYi)


Before the 1959 Charlton Heston version, there was a 1925 silent version, and an earlier silent version in the 1910s before that.

I've read that before any movie version was made, Ben-Hur was a popular stage play, and the chariot race was done with real horses running on treadmills. That must have been a sight to see.

"Special Effects" was a thing before the movies.

Posted by: rickl at August 17, 2016 10:42 PM (sdi6R)

90 Chavez,

Get to the ER right now. It may be a UTI, prostate infection, or other stuff. This is not something to wait around about.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 17, 2016 10:43 PM (DW+jj)

91
Just spent the last 15 minutes chasing a gorram cricket that got into the apartment, and my bedroom closet. He's lucky I just trapped him and tossed him off the 3rd floor balcony. Loud bastard.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 17, 2016 10:43 PM (LuZz8)

92 Konbanwa's y'all!

So... Greenland, not being the trigglypuffian behemoth we'd thought it was, actually will fit inside Hope Solo's fanny? But not Antartica?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 17, 2016 10:43 PM (kP16F)

93 It was limited, but kind of cool. Eventually it will
be mostly gamers on computers in a scenario controlled by a GM, who can
make shoe money licensing successful scenarios. With pop-up ads and
product placement.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:36 PM (wB8Tg)


I'm the guy that creates new stupidly-detailed campaign universes with regularity. I'm all for that idea, because it sounds like I'd finally be able to monetize my ability.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 10:43 PM (J+mig)

94 CHAVEZ.

THERE ARE NURSES AT THE ER.

THEY ARE HOT.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:44 PM (wB8Tg)

95 Pissing blood?! That's a trip to the ED! Stat!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 17, 2016 10:45 PM (kP16F)

96 I've read that before any movie version was made,
Ben-Hur was a popular stage play, and the chariot race was done with
real horses running on treadmills. That must have been a sight to see.



"Special Effects" was a thing before the movies.

Posted by: rickl at August 17, 2016 10:42 PM (sdi6R)


A lot of early film industry tricks were probably just adapted stage tricks. Why reinvent the wheel if you've already got one?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 10:45 PM (J+mig)

97 At the WorldCon in Kansas City.

It looks like a geeky version of "people at WalMart".

Lot's of expicitly SJW panels.

While they've had panels that leaned Left in the past (last WorldCon I went to was in 2011), there are so many that explicitly talk about SJW crap.

I will be taking notes...

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 17, 2016 10:46 PM (NHISB)

98 I'm the guy that creates new stupidly-detailed campaign universes with regularity. I'm all for that idea, because it sounds like I'd finally be able to monetize my ability.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 10:43 PM (J+mig) fnord (J+mig)


It is annoying that systems sell better than content. My GM is in that position also (I say My GM even though we haven't played in years), and so am I though I rarely ran games. Created more than one detailed setting, though.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:46 PM (wB8Tg)

99 Bing Crosby also made a movie called Man on Fire.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 10:46 PM (IqV8l)

100 Guy watzisface from the food show....wonder how long he worked on his "look"?

I was absolutely repulsed by his cooking show. He had on all these huge chunky rings while he cooked. It could not have been sanitary.

Posted by: no good deed at August 17, 2016 10:46 PM (9nt94)

101 88 "It sounds like they bought the name and didn't follow the book at all.



Posted by: Grampa Jimbo"

You just described 99% of the movies Hollywood makes....
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 17, 2016 10:41 PM (w+Jhj)

Which begs the question - which movies have come closest to following the book? I say with the exception of dropping the scenes with Tom Bombadil, "The Fellowship of The Ring" was very close to the book.

Posted by: josephistan at August 17, 2016 10:46 PM (7qAYi)

102
Bing Crosby also made a movie called Man on Fire.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 10:46 PM (IqV8l)









Starring Richard Pryor

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 17, 2016 10:47 PM (LuZz8)

103 I had an idea this morning;
Whereas TED Talks tend to be insufferable progressive "experts" who love science sexually and LIVs just post them on their fakebook wall to virtue signal/appeal to authority,
whereas we have a lot of genuinely knowledgable people here at the HQ,
Therefore we should have a video series "RON Talks".
Obviously it would be open to 'ettes* but 'ron talks has a ring to it.
What do ya think? You like, right? Of course you like.

*For sandwich making at the very least. I denounce myself.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 17, 2016 10:47 PM (xhqXI)

104 >>Pissing blood?! That's a trip to the ED! Stat!


Depends where you are pissing it from.

Posted by: garrett at August 17, 2016 10:47 PM (c1srJ)

105 well at the theater and I am the only one here, weird

chavez hope your doctor visit goes well

Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at August 17, 2016 10:47 PM (Cb76r)

106 The Great Indoors. Hmm, I wonder if they gave AtC credit for the title.

Posted by: no good deed at August 17, 2016 10:47 PM (9nt94)

107 off to dr. or er tomorrow. can't stop pissing blood. at my age should be good. not afraid of death, just the journey. fuck me.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 17, 2016 10:35 PM

Be well Chavez. Why not run into the hospital tonight and get it checked out tonight? I've met your wife, tell her T thinks she needs to take you in, just to be on the safe side.

Posted by: Farmer at August 17, 2016 10:48 PM (o/90i)

108 WF, chavez? Is it orange or bloody--

...doesn't matter

If I piss blood, I'm going to the hospital, immediately.

-Period.

...and prayers-up for Jewells and her Husband. Strength through Him and beloved friends and family.

Might His grace find you and find you well.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 10:48 PM (6gk0M)

109 and yeah pissing blood sounds kinda serious

Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at August 17, 2016 10:48 PM (Cb76r)

110 Chavez,

Get to the ER right now. It may be a UTI, prostate infection, or other stuff. This is not something to wait around about.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 17, 2016 10:43 PM (DW+jj)


Other possibilites include kidney stones, high blood pressure pushing the blood into your urine, or damage to the liver.

It could also be caused by some foods, such as beets.

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 17, 2016 10:49 PM (NHISB)

111 Chavez if it's only tinted slightly red it could be kidney stones.. I had a bout of that 2 years ago.. Anyway I'd go to ER now if I were You...

Posted by: donna at August 17, 2016 10:49 PM (O2RFr)

112 I go to the ER a lot. Mostly I just hang out, you know, just in case.

They know me.

They will be glad to see you!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:49 PM (wB8Tg)

113 Starring Richard Pryor

Michael Jackson was in the third remake.

Posted by: no good deed at August 17, 2016 10:49 PM (9nt94)

114 Rush Limbaugh was suggesting people go see Ben Hur. Some friends of his were involved in making it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 10:49 PM (IqV8l)

115 and yeah pissing blood sounds kinda serious

Not really.

Posted by: Megyn Kelly at August 17, 2016 10:50 PM (g6yUI)

116 *applies the Vulcan deathgrip for mocking animated Spock*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2016 10:51 PM (EZebt)

117 I have read Ben-Hur a couple times. The 1959 movie took some shortcuts. Otherwise it would have been an eight-hour film. No story of Balthasar's daughter and the Grove of Daphne. Simonides and his daughter were in Antioch. And Judah had to prove to him his identity.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 17, 2016 10:51 PM (4+VII)

118 Gary Lee Anderson needs to be Trump's press secretary.

Posted by: WeBoned! at August 17, 2016 10:51 PM (T1IWS)

119
I haven't seen the original to make a true comparison, but Denzel's Man on Fire is really damn good, and hard to imagine the original can be better.


Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 17, 2016 10:31 PM (H9MG5)





The AJ Quinnell book is pretty damned good. The 80s movie with Scott Glenn follows the book more closely than the Denzel version, but it's fucking AWFUL. Tarantino is supposedly a big fan of the 80s version, so that should tell you something.

And of course, the Denzel version fucking rocks.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 17, 2016 10:52 PM (LuZz8)

120 Evening all.

Jewells, glad to hear hubby is doing better.

Do you by chance have any cute single, available sisters? : )

That Laurel County guy they interviewed cracked me up. Sounds like my kinda place.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 17, 2016 10:52 PM (heN73)

121 pissing blood is not a good thing......and beets may turn your urine pinkish....but they will not cause you to piss blood.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, whatever at August 17, 2016 10:52 PM (0O7c5)

122 115 and yeah pissing blood sounds kinda serious

Not really.
Posted by: Megyn Kelly at August 17, 2016 10:50 PM (g6yUI)


Yeah really.

Posted by: John Reed at August 17, 2016 10:52 PM (sdi6R)

123 Oh yeah, and Jesus personally cured Mother and Tirzah. Not this miracle during the rain stuff.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 17, 2016 10:52 PM (4+VII)

124 Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 17, 2016 10:37 PM (KP5rU)

Get that checked out quick!

Prayers on the way for you and Jewells and her husband too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 17, 2016 10:52 PM (P8951)

125 I'm sorry to burst your tv listing bubble but that last picture is likely from Conan. He has a bit where they go through tv shows and look at the guide info and it's always descriptions like that.

Posted by: buzzion at August 17, 2016 10:53 PM (HcWWR)

126 I would pay good money for the chance to beat Ron Reagan about the head and shoulders with a cast iron dildo. A very large one.

Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 10:53 PM (zMRv+)

127 >>>Tarantino is supposedly a big fan of the 80s version, so that should tell you something.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 17, 2016 10:52 PM (LuZz<<<




It has a lot of feet in it?

Posted by: Dick Morris at August 17, 2016 10:53 PM (H9MG5)

128 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 10:46 PM (wB8Tg)


I've always been a sci-fi guy. One of my favorite self-made settings turned the usual space opera thing on its head. Humanity starts exploring space, encounters the Federation, which seems all shiny and perfect, at first, but is actually a breathtakingly corrupt fascist regime, complete with a race of scapegoats that it blames for everything (such as falsely accusing them of colluding with an invading species.) So the players liberated the Federation's unpeople and created the Terran Confederation to oppose it, and basically ended up in a Cold War type situation with them, all the while both are fighting the invaders.

Not only a giant mess, but basically, the same old three-way Individualism vs. Collectivism vs. Barbarism thing that's been going on in the real world since time immemorial, only in space. Because everything's more interesting in space.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 10:53 PM (J+mig)

129 I had blood in my urine when I had pneumonia


pneumonia hurt

Posted by: Jake at August 17, 2016 10:54 PM (zPqbI)

130 "They come out a-screaming and squaling and runnin' around, 'bout like a chicken with its head cut off"


++++

I tried turning on the subtitles, but youtube didn't know what to make of that guy anymore than I did.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 17, 2016 10:55 PM (R+30W)

131
Rush Limbaugh was suggesting people go see Ben Hur. Some friends of his were involved in making it.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 10:49 PM (IqV8l)
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Yes, and be sure to ask your theater if they serve Two If By Tea!

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 10:55 PM (5o5ek)

132

I would pay good money for the chance to beat Ron Reagan about the head and shoulders with a cast iron dildo. A very large one.

Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 10:53 PM (zMRv+)






I suspect that Ron would also pay good money for that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 17, 2016 10:55 PM (LuZz8)

133 " Gary Lee Anderson needs to be Trump's press secretary."



He was one heck of a kicker for the Steelers for years.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 10:55 PM (qp3p0)

134 I want to thank the Moron who recommended "Secondhand Lions." Netflix finally coughed it into my DVD queue and I really enjoyed it. So thank you once again, Moron Whose Name I Don't Remember.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 17, 2016 10:55 PM (AroJD)

135 The Vault of Death link doesn't work for me.

It's just a double forward flip, which she over-rotates so she lands in a forward roll. The amazing part (I thought) was she won a gold in 1992!

Posted by: t-bird at August 17, 2016 10:56 PM (ANVXm)

136 One of the guys who plays Pathfinder with us is great at building characters..... and I'm great at killing them (mostly on accident). My paladin prayed that she'd hit the baddie behind him and got him instead, she did Lay on Hands to his dhampir replacement ("You smell something like cooked bacon as you try to heal your friend"), my witch blew up barrels of gunpowder while he stood next to them, my rogue thought her smoke bomb covered the both of them as they dodged a manticore charge....


Good times.

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 17, 2016 10:57 PM (ar2KI)

137 134 BC

Agreed, great underrated flick. But then, Duvall, so,how could it miss?

Posted by: ibguy at August 17, 2016 10:57 PM (vUcdz)

138 I tried turning on the subtitles, but youtube didn't know what to make of that guy anymore than I did.

I would *LOVE* to hear newscasters using those accents, instead of that of city kids trying to make it to 'The Show'.

Posted by: t-bird at August 17, 2016 10:58 PM (ANVXm)

139 Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 10:53 PM (zMRv+)

HEY!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo's Cast-iron Cousin at August 17, 2016 10:59 PM (Zu3d9)

140 " I want to thank the Moron who recommended "Secondhand Lions."



Had it recommended so many times but never seen it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 10:59 PM (qp3p0)

141 " Behold the Most Amazing DD Map Ever Created!"

That's not a map. It's a diorama.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 17, 2016 10:21 PM (w+Jhj)


I agree.

Burn the cartographic heretics!

BURN THEM!

( I missed the Original ONT Two Minutes Hate, just catching up . . . nothing personal, doncha know. )

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 10:59 PM (s5o+q)

142
127
>>>Tarantino is supposedly a big fan of the 80s version, so that should tell you something.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 17, 2016 10:52 PM (LuZz<<<




It has a lot of feet in it?


Posted by: Dick Morris at August 17, 2016 10:53 PM (H9MG5)



Heh. No, it's just that it's a low budget, crappily directed and edited piece of shit. Like most of the obscure films he slobbers about. I think he picks out the worst genre films he can find from the 70s and 80s, then touts them as unappreciated masterpieces specifically to see if anyone is willing to tell him that he's full of shit.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 17, 2016 10:59 PM (LuZz8)

143 Not only a giant mess, but basically, the same old three-way Individualism vs. Collectivism vs. Barbarism thing that's been going on in the real world since time immemorial, only in space. Because everything's more interesting in space.

That sounds like Firefly.

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at August 17, 2016 10:59 PM (VdICR)

144 Brazil's national anthem sounds like a lesser Gilbert and Sullivan composition.

Posted by: I am the Very Model of a Modern Craphole Prog Nation at August 17, 2016 10:59 PM (KjFx9)

145 Knights of Badassdom is a pretty good movie for all you D&D fans. It's about LARPers who accidentally invoke a real demon and it has Summer Glau in Daisy Dukes and fishnets. It's on Netflix.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM (xhqXI)

146 103
I had an idea this morning;

Whereas TED Talks tend to be insufferable progressive "experts" who
love science sexually and LIVs just post them on their fakebook wall to
virtue signal/appeal to authority,

whereas we have a lot of genuinely knowledgable people here at the HQ,

Therefore we should have a video series "RON Talks".

Obviously it would be open to 'ettes* but 'ron talks has a ring to it.

What do ya think? You like, right? Of course you like.



*For sandwich making at the very least. I denounce myself.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 17, 2016 10:47 PM (xhqXI)


That's a good idea. RON might even be worthy of an affiliate site. (We probably need to come up with a clever backronym for it, though.)

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM (J+mig)

147 Chavez, if you are peeing blood, get to an ER fast. I'm prone to UTIs because of an internal congenital kink in my urethra and have nearly died several times.

In 2011, I went from wondering whether I had a UTI to septic shock in the space of about 4 hours and ended up spending a month in the hospital. Things can go south really quickly.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM (nvMvs)

148 [My dog, Mickey Junior... he shits more trouble than you're gonna give me. ]


It's been hellacious at work since they started blocking acecomments. And Rush, whom I can at least listen to on my phone with headphones in, is going to be replaced by that unbearable Mark Melling tomorrow. Forget it, I'm not going in to work.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM (5o5ek)

149 48
Nice ONT Weird Dave.


I saw this in the local rag today and thought she would hake a good honorary 'ette.

First thing I noticed was the jacket.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jgzxrha


Posted by: Infidel at August 17, 2016 10:27 PM (pn4Yj)


That is a great story, as well as the one about how she got it.

My paternal grandfather lived a great part of his life in Delta, and a friend of mine in High School was from Fruita.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM (EzgxV)

150 Chavez, I have to go to bed now, but I agree that you should head to the ER. 40 million morons can't be wrong.

I want to get up tomorrow morning and check back in this thread and see that you've gone to the ER, and have come back to give us good news.

Now get going. We will pray you there.

Posted by: bluebell at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM (805dc)

151 My bil survived his scope (no easy thing to get a scope down your throat to his stomach when he weighs 92 pounds. I have never seen anybody so thin - he is literally skin and bones. I think if he fell, his bones would shatter like glass.) We don't know yet what is wrong, yet I'm assuming something has to be horribly wrong. You don't waste away to nothing when everything is fine. My sister is bracing herself for bad news.

So, although I asked earlier today, prayers are much appreciated.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 17, 2016 11:01 PM (P8951)

152 two teens kill a man who helped them pull their SUV out of a ditch.

From the photo, they are fine examples of young Americans. Out best and brightest. They were on their way to volunteer for the Salvation Army when their SUV got stuck.

Posted by: rickl at August 17, 2016 11:01 PM (sdi6R)

153 I've always been a sci-fi guy.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 10:53 PM (J+mig)


Sci-fi is my wheelhouse, though most of my gaming past is fantasy because that's What Everyone Was Doing.

I'm writing in sci-fi now, because I kind of sort of gave up on gaming (tabletop). Could still go back, who knows.

My sci-fi world is kind of an aggregate of ideas I've absorbed that stuck with me, hoping it's derivative in a good way (ansibles, dimensional taps, lost civilizations, engineered humans, etc.).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:01 PM (wB8Tg)

154 56
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:09 PM



Best wishes to you and yours. Recovery can be soon we pray.

Posted by: Farmer at August 17, 2016 10:30 PM (o/90i)


Amen!

Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:02 PM (EzgxV)

155 Beckoning,
That may have been me - I know I brought it up a few weeks back. Great flick.
But, Bobby Duvall. How could you go wrong? That's like anything Bill Murray touches - GOLD.

Speaking of Murray & Duvall, I just watched "Get Low" again. Highly recommended for the Moron Horde.

Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 11:02 PM (zMRv+)

156 " CharlieBrown'sDildo's Cast-iron Cousin"


*shudders*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 11:02 PM (qp3p0)

157 You know, the remake of Ben Hur could actually be good. Its just too bad all that the commercials for it focus on the Chariot race and Morgan Freeman being Morgan Freeman. And kills any desire to check it out.

Posted by: buzzion at August 17, 2016 11:02 PM (bMG0w)

158 133
" Gary Lee Anderson needs to be Trump's press secretary."







He was one heck of a kicker for the Steelers for years.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 10:55 PM (qp3p0) I forgot about that, not to bad either.

Posted by: WeBoned! at August 17, 2016 11:02 PM (T1IWS)

159
it has Summer Glau in Daisy Dukes and fishnets







......uhhhhh, brb

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 17, 2016 11:02 PM (LuZz8)

160 Trying to think of a case where pissing blood (not merely blood-tinged urine) would NOT be an emergency...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 17, 2016 11:02 PM (kP16F)

161 Very rarely was I the D.M. But when I bought a module, I was going to run it, period.

I got to the point where my buddy wouldn't let me use his 100-sided die because he was our D.M., period.

While others had characters with "other-worldy" names, I had a Paladin named "Slick", a Thief named "Dude" and a Magic-User named "Mary".

All I did was draw swords with "magical smoke" and runes, spaceships and funny cars with extraneous tubes on all of my book covers.

I was a pretty cool geek, if I do say-so, myself.

I wouldn't say that, other than people wanted me to draw stuff on their book covers.

...and I played soccer. So there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:03 PM (6gk0M)

162 Good night all. Gotta get up at the crack of dawn tomorrow.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 17, 2016 11:03 PM (P8951)

163 The only people I knew who played D&D smoked massive amounts of weed. Pretty good weed, actually. But not me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2016 11:03 PM (EZebt)

164 "Now get going. We will pray you there. "


Well, now you've gotten it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 11:04 PM (qp3p0)

165 Chavez best wishes man

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 17, 2016 11:04 PM (voOPb)

166 The Great Indoors looks promising, but I don't like sitcoms in general, and CBS specifically. It's obvious that they are making fun of the SJWs and pajama boys, so I wonder if a reverse All In The Family thing will happen where the delicate Millenials watch the show not for the rugged outdoors guy, but for one or more of the delicate snowflakes portrayed, transformed into the true best human on the show.

Archie Bunker was supposed to be the hated one and laughed at, but turned out to be the only one with a lick of sense. See also -- Duck Dynasty.

And hugo, go see your doctor or the ER stat. And if you have no insurance or ability to pay, there are free health clinics around.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 17, 2016 11:04 PM (gyKtp)

167 1. Good overnight post.

2. That millennial show could be good. But I had hoped, prayed, and consoled myself with the idea that the laugh track was dead.

Nope, of course not, not this year. I should have known better.

Posted by: AD at August 17, 2016 11:04 PM (TOa4G)

168 Those Dungeons and Dragons layouts look like setups for convention dungeons, they are that good. Now me, I believe in dry-erase markers on battle-boards and printed-out hex map overlays.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:05 PM (ry4ab)

169
RON might even be worthy of an affiliate site. (We probably need to come up with a clever backronym for it, though.)
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM (J+mig)
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Righteous Of Null

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:05 PM (5o5ek)

170 " Gary Lee Anderson needs to be Trump's press secretary."







He was one heck of a kicker for the Steelers for years.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 10:55 PM (qp3p0) I forgot about that, not to bad either.
Posted by: WeBoned! at August 17, 2016 11:02 PM (T1IWS)


I saw "Gary Anderson" and thought of "Space: 1999".

(shudder)

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:05 PM (s5o+q)

171 142 Heh. No, it's just that it's a low budget, crappily directed and edited piece of shit. Like most of the obscure films he slobbers about. I think he picks out the worst genre films he can find from the 70s and 80s, then touts them as unappreciated masterpieces specifically to see if anyone is willing to tell him that he's full of shit.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 17, 2016 10:59 PM (LuZz


Possible. My guess would be that he draws inspiration from them (or steals from them, if you prefer), and that there really is some well-hidden magic there. Consider the Meat Puppets. Kurt Cobain did one of their songs, even had them on stage with him at the acoustic MTV thing. He made them sound great. I love his rendition of "Lake of Fire." So I bought the Meat Puppets album, and everything kind of sucked. Sometimes it takes the right person to see the awesomeness hidden in the suck.

Or sometimes a lot more people can see it, like with Ed Wood or Tommy Wiseau.

Posted by: Splunge at August 17, 2016 11:05 PM (iMxBJ)

172 Prayers up Donna. May He Bless you and your family.

Posted by: Infidel at August 17, 2016 11:06 PM (pn4Yj)

173
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM

Buck Sexton of the CIA tomorrow. Mark Belling will be on Friday

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 11:06 PM (IqV8l)

174 Speaking of D-and-D, those two goblins who plugged the guy who pulled their truck from a ditch rather than paying 20 sp are really outstanding in the role.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:06 PM (ry4ab)

175 The only people I knew who played D&D smoked massive amounts of weed. Pretty good weed, actually. But not me.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2016 11:03 PM (EZebt)


I personally don't know how you could competently play D&D while stoned . . . or drunk, for that matter.

Although, I understand that it's done in some quarters.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:07 PM (s5o+q)

176 I actually bought "Secondhand Lions" because we've seen it a few times and it's a movie we can watch again and again, especially the kids.

I had blood in my urine when they broke up my kidney stones with lithotripsy so I could pass them. Kidney stones are NOT IN ANYWAY fun!

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 17, 2016 11:07 PM (xVgrA)

177 The Great Indoors looks promising, but I don't like sitcoms in general...

It's kind of jarring, once you've spent a few years with just cable shows, especially the recent ones, to try to watch a sitcom.

Posted by: AD at August 17, 2016 11:07 PM (TOa4G)

178 G'Night, DonnaV of the ampersands. Prayers up.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:07 PM (6gk0M)

179 Good times.

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 17, 2016 10:57 PM (ar2KI)


Sounds like it!

Reminds me of the chaos of my Shadowrun days.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:08 PM (wB8Tg)

180
RON

Rarefied On Neurontin

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:08 PM (5o5ek)

181
I saw "Gary Anderson" and thought of "Space: 1999".
(shudder)
Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:05 PM


I thought of "Fireball XL5"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 11:08 PM (IqV8l)

182 cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM (EzgxV)

Small world. Yes, I think that lady has some get up and go. Nice they named a day after her.

Posted by: Infidel at August 17, 2016 11:08 PM (pn4Yj)

183
Riddle Of Nihilism

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:09 PM (5o5ek)

184 156 " CharlieBrown'sDildo's Cast-iron Cousin"

*shudders*
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
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Maybe he'll show up on the food thread to teach us how to properly season a new pan?
Or well have a cast iron only thread?

Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 11:09 PM (zMRv+)

185 The 80's Man on Fire was not very good, well my opinion

Posted by: Jake at August 17, 2016 11:09 PM (zPqbI)

186 Damn.

Blood in urine is a theme tonight.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 11:09 PM (qp3p0)

187
Buck Sexton of the CIA tomorrow. Mark Belling will be on Friday
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 11:06 PM (IqV8l)
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Meh and meher. I'll listen to Laura Ingraham.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:10 PM (5o5ek)

188 I thought kidney stones=pissing fire

Posted by: Jake at August 17, 2016 11:10 PM (zPqbI)

189 18 The Vault of Death link doesn't work for me. It disappears when I click it.

Posted by: rickl at August 17, 2016 10:16 PM (sdi6R)

++++

Here's the youtube link:
https://youtu.be/TgynnslvxAs

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 17, 2016 11:11 PM (R+30W)

190 heh heh. Purina Lion Chow.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 17, 2016 11:11 PM (4+VII)

191 185 The 80's Man on Fire was not very good, well my opinion
Posted by: Jake at August 17, 2016 11:09 PM (zPqbI)


Somehow I keep confusing that title with the Denzel movie where he takes people hostage because he wants Obamacare, or something.

But no, the Denzel Man On Fire is pure awesome. One other reaction I had during the movie is "holy crap! a child actor who can actually act!"

Posted by: Splunge at August 17, 2016 11:12 PM (iMxBJ)

192 I saw "Gary Anderson" and thought of "Space: 1999".

Supercar
Fireball XL5
Thunderbirds
Captain Scarlett
One with the world submarine patrol
One from the 50s/60s with a three person crew - two men from Earth and the Mars colony, a female from the Venus colony. Her father was the typical forgetful mad scientist.
Any I've forgotten?

No fair checking Wiki or IMDB.

Posted by: Native New Yorker at August 17, 2016 11:12 PM (brIR5)

193 Riddle Of Nihilism
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle

I saw Riddle of Nihilism open for Gorgoroth in Oslo in '96.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 17, 2016 11:12 PM (xhqXI)

194
I thought kidney stones=pissing fire
Posted by: Jake at August 17, 2016 11:10 PM (zPqbI)
-----------------

It = there is a miniature demon inside your back, somewhat to the side.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:12 PM (5o5ek)

195
Could be worse. You could be shitting blood.....

Posted by: Verbal Kint at August 17, 2016 11:13 PM (LuZz8)

196 148
[My dog, Mickey Junior... he shits more trouble than you're gonna give me. ]





It's been hellacious at work since they started blocking
acecomments. And Rush, whom I can at least listen to on my phone with
headphones in, is going to be replaced by that unbearable Mark Melling
tomorrow. Forget it, I'm not going in to work.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:00 PM (5o5ek)


There are ways of getting around blocks.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:13 PM (EzgxV)

197 I went to the first day of the Worldcon in Kansas City today. As some of you may know, I reside in suburban KC.

I have absolutely no intention of going to any of the "social" events, because "SF Fandom" is a wretched hive of scum and villany. I did however go to a number of the sessions.

I also, earlier this summer, attended Libertycon in Chattanooga.

Libertycon's sessions blew the doors off of Worldcon's ('MidAmeriCon II's) sessions . . . at least so far.

I walked out of two of the Worldcon sessions because they were frickin' boring. A third one was one where the panelists all very obviously didn't want to be there and took a whole half-hour to warm to the point of being even moderately interesting. It was pathetic.

There might be Libertycon memberships still available. I know they cut them off at 750 or 850 or something like that. And Chattanooga in the summer isn't exactly prime vacation territory, but if you're into guns & liberty & science fiction & Constitution & stuff, you might want to look into it.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:14 PM (s5o+q)

198 ...and yes, that was a diorama. Most geeks made maps on graph paper.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:14 PM (6gk0M)

199 "So Japan has started taking delivery of the first Money Pit. I guess it can fly after all. Lets hope it can fight."

Our Money Pits are greater than the round-eye's latest Money Pits because we copied earlier and already established airframe models!

Posted by: Chi-Coms during 9-Dash-Line War at August 17, 2016 11:14 PM (cC/ZB)

200 157 dead guy

ALL movies are required to have Morgan Freeman and/or Amy Adams.

It's not just a good idea, it's the *law*.

Posted by: ibguy at August 17, 2016 11:14 PM (vUcdz)

201
There are ways of getting around blocks.
Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:13 PM (EzgxV)
----------------------

Don't start.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:15 PM (5o5ek)

202 197 I have absolutely no intention of going to any of the "social" events, because "SF Fandom" is a wretched hive of scum and villany.
Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:14 PM (s5o+q)


Oh good. I was worried it was SJWs. Much worse than scum.

Posted by: Splunge at August 17, 2016 11:15 PM (iMxBJ)

203 Up for another quest in Neverwinter Merovign?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:16 PM (Cil7w)

204 Be well all. Esp Chavez.

Posted by: Farmer at August 17, 2016 11:16 PM (o/90i)

205 "Any I've forgotten?"

_UFO_.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 17, 2016 11:16 PM (noWW6)

206 Robert Duvall is probably the greatest actor ever. There was a stupid John Travolta film a few years ago, "Phenomena" I think it was called. Travolta gets super powers.

Anyway, Duvall's performance was INCREDIBLE. The best thing about the film, and the only reason to see it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 17, 2016 11:17 PM (AroJD)

207 Check out Larry Correia's blog, the Soviet Justice Wankers are getting all wee-wee'd up over the awards at Dragon Con.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:18 PM (Cil7w)

208
Somehow I keep confusing that title with the Denzel movie where he takes people hostage because he wants Obamacare, or something.

But no, the Denzel Man On Fire is pure awesome. One other reaction I had during the movie is "holy crap! a child actor who can actually act!"
Posted by: Splunge
-----------------
John Q.
Actually, not a bad movie. But I'm a Denzel fan, so I give him a wide berth.
And that Dakota Fanning chick really can act. Has been really good since she was quite young.

Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 11:18 PM (zMRv+)

209 Up for another quest in Neverwinter Merovign?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:16 PM (Cil7w)


Which one?

Been very sci-fi lately, actually have been playing SW:TOR. Of course, I essentially play MMOs as if they were single-player, so they're kind of broken and limited for me.

Would that anyone could make a game that expansive and complex without so many MMO mechanical tropes, which are all boring and annoying.

I could just sit and stare at the sea on Manaan, though.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:18 PM (wB8Tg)

210
Meh and meher. I'll listen to Laura Ingraham.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:10 PM


She had a guest host today.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 11:18 PM (IqV8l)

211
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 11:08 PM (IqV8l)

I had the hot, hot Fireball lunchbox in kindergarten.

I loved all the Andersen's series, especially UFO. All style, no substance.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2016 11:19 PM (EZebt)

212 I went to the first day of the Worldcon in Kansas City today. As some of you may know, I reside in suburban KC.

I have absolutely no intention of going to any of the "social" events, because "SF Fandom" is a wretched hive of scum and villany. I did however go to a number of the sessions.

I also, earlier this summer, attended Libertycon in Chattanooga.

Libertycon's sessions blew the doors off of Worldcon's ('MidAmeriCon II's) sessions . . . at least so far.

I walked out of two of the Worldcon sessions because they were frickin' boring. A third one was one where the panelists all very obviously didn't want to be there and took a whole half-hour to warm to the point of being even moderately interesting. It was pathetic.

There might be Libertycon memberships still available. I know they cut them off at 750 or 850 or something like that. And Chattanooga in the summer isn't exactly prime vacation territory, but if you're into guns & liberty & science fiction & Constitution & stuff, you might want to look into it.
Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:14 PM (s5o+q)


I'm there too.

E-mail me at the page in my nick, and we could meet up.

The first and last day of the convention tends to be the most boring.

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 17, 2016 11:19 PM (NHISB)

213 Kidney stones that you can't pass are like a sharp dagger in your lower back that someone is slowly twisting. It is constant unrelenting pain for hours upon hours. Worse than labor, with labor the contractions come and go. A Kidney stone is like a constant contraction that won't let up. Even the morphine barely helped. For me passing them wasn't too bad since I had the lithotripsy, sound waves, break the hem up into tiny pieces so I could even pass them. This was what my second child caused about 2-3 months after I had him.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 17, 2016 11:19 PM (xVgrA)

214 I've never heard of "Get Low." Added to #1 in the DVD queue. Thanks!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 17, 2016 11:19 PM (AroJD)

215 "So Japan has started taking delivery of the first Money Pit. I guess it can fly after all. Lets hope it can fight."

For certain values of "fly". For certain values of "fight".

For certain especially large denomination values of "money".

Posted by: torquewrench at August 17, 2016 11:19 PM (noWW6)

216 Oh good. I was worried it was SJWs. Much worse than scum.
Posted by: Splunge at August 17, 2016 11:15 PM (iMxBJ)


I'm in a good/charitable mood. Six Smith&Forge ciders will do that to a fella.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:19 PM (s5o+q)

217 199
"So Japan has started taking delivery of the first Money Pit. I guess it can fly after all. Lets hope it can fight."



Our Money Pits are greater than the round-eye's latest Money Pits
because we copied earlier and already established airframe models!

---------------
Meanwhile Japanese anime mecha guru Shinji Kawamori has declined to use stealth fighters as models for his transforming mecha-fighters because he thinks they loo clunky, unaerodynamic, and visually unappealing.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:20 PM (ry4ab)

218 I want to thank Presdent Obama for the free Healthcare law. Everyone in Brattleboro now has free government sponsored healthcare. Thank You sir and we love you............

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at August 17, 2016 11:20 PM (Fbj4h)

219 My sci-fi world is kind of an aggregate of ideas
I've absorbed that stuck with me, hoping it's derivative in a good way
(ansibles, dimensional taps, lost civilizations, engineered humans,
etc.).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:01 PM (wB8Tg)

That sounds pretty cool, and not all that dissimilar to mine in the large. Especially the lost civilizations, and the variant humans. It's usually better if you don't try to reinvent the wheel, and instead focus on telling a good story.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 11:20 PM (J+mig)

220 195

Could be worse. You could be shitting blood.....


Posted by: Verbal Kint at August 17, 2016 11:13 PM (LuZz


A guy we know, his wife went off to do a #2 in the middle of the night, he heard moaning....there was blood in the bowl, blood on the floor, blood everywhere -- off to the hospital, a few pints low -- a week later, she was dead. I never heard a satisfactory explanation as to wtf actually happened.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

221 "Could be worse. You could be shitting blood....."



Not be graphic but I did that in my 20's. Just stomach stuff as far as the doc could figure.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 11:21 PM (qp3p0)

222 I played a few characters in the new Neverwinter, a couple up to higher levels, but I tend to make too many characters (because it's fun) and MMOs punish you with boredom for making lots of characters.

SW:TOR *kind of* lets you share some rewards with newer characters, which is kind of cool.

I completely destroyed by own Star Trek Online experience by making 15 characters - but that was over like 4 years or so.

I like coming up with new characters and stories and ships and ideas... but GGGRRRRRRRRIIIIIIINNNNNDDDD....

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:21 PM (wB8Tg)

223 Sigh. My asshole ex brother in law got residential custody of my two nephews and niece because he told the judge he lived in the town they went to school in. My sister moved to where she had a job 30 miles away and wanted them to go to school there. He lied. He just bought a house in that town but doesn't live there. He got custody except for Wednesday nights and every other weekend.

He pushed my niece down some stairs (and she hit her head) and pushed one nephew over a couch, yelled at them they weren't his kids anymore, made them go into his bedroom while he took a gun out, yelling "see this gun! you can't have it anymore! (he has told older nephew it would be his one day) and took my nephew's hearing aid away as a punishment.

He used to beat my sister. She is finally away and the fire is lit under her. She has been playing nice but I think now it is on.

The kids' lawyer and counselor keep talking to exBIL after my niece tells them anything. They don't believe her because he keeps saying it isn't true.

Posted by: mullingthingsover at August 17, 2016 11:22 PM (CmpB+)

224 188 I thought kidney stones=pissing fire
Posted by: Jake at August 17, 2016 11:10 PM (zPqbI)


Nah. Pissing fire would be a welcome relief.

I think it depends on where they are. I've had kidney stones without knowing it and I've also had them double me over in writhing pain.

The motion has been seconded and approved: Chaves needs to get to the ER pronto.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 17, 2016 11:22 PM (nvMvs)

225 No idea Merovign. The PS4 game No Man's Sky is kinda predicated on you the player being solo while exploring/exploiting a planet.

So Shoji is repudiating now the VF-17 from Macross 7?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:23 PM (Cil7w)

226 I personally don't know how you could competently play DD while stoned . . . or drunk, for that matter.



Although, I understand that it's done in some quarters.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:07 PM (s5o+q)

This week is going to be the first game we've done in months, and neither one of us can drink due to the meds we're on, so this could get..... interesting.

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 17, 2016 11:23 PM (ar2KI)

227 And now for a comparison of No Man's Sky 2014 gameplay trailer vs. No Man's Sky the reality.

Done to the theme of Jurassic Park.

https://youtu.be/RvAwB7ogkik

Posted by: buzzion at August 17, 2016 11:23 PM (bMG0w)

228 Chavez, listen to the horde! They saved my life almost exactly four years ago with my spider bite! If I had not gone to the dr. Immediately, I would have at least had a leg amputated! They are smart.

Posted by: Kalneva at August 17, 2016 11:24 PM (vhW1R)

229
Posted by: Chi-Coms during 9-Dash-Line War at August 17, 2016 11:14 PM (cC/ZB)

When is that war scheduled to take place?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 11:24 PM (IqV8l)

230 I seem to remember that stones going through the ureters are more painful than the urethra because it doesn't like to stretch as much. But I'm not sure if that's true or not.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 17, 2016 11:24 PM (DW+jj)

231 175
The only people I knew who played DD smoked massive amounts of weed. Pretty good weed, actually. But not me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 17, 2016 11:03 PM (EZebt)



I personally don't know how you could competently play DD while stoned . . . or drunk, for that matter.


------------
My parents would have been much more upset that I smoked weed with my friends. They were OK with the DD since it involved imagination, creativity, and some social interaction.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:24 PM (ry4ab)

232 E-mail me at the page in my nick, and we could meet up.

The first and last day of the convention tends to be the most boring.
Posted by: The Political Hat at August 17, 2016 11:19 PM (NHISB)


Done. Look forward to seeing The Hat in person.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:24 PM (s5o+q)

233 peace out

Posted by: Jake at August 17, 2016 11:25 PM (zPqbI)

234 All the blood talk reminds me of my cousin, who died a bit less than a year ago. Best friend I ever had. She's gone far too soon. There's no one now.

And now I'm sad. Anyway, thanks for DVD recommendation, off to bed now.

Bye!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 17, 2016 11:25 PM (AroJD)

235 We be lancin' thar boil with a cutlass, are we?

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at August 17, 2016 11:26 PM (p0XHr)

236 Kidney Stones blocking the urethra aren't a walk in the park either.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 17, 2016 11:26 PM (xVgrA)

237 G'Night, Jake.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:26 PM (6gk0M)

238 This week is going to be the first game we've done in months, and neither one of us can drink due to the meds we're on, so this could get..... interesting.
Posted by: pookysgirl at August 17, 2016 11:23 PM (ar2KI)


Reading recommendation: Larry Correia's "Monster Hunter" novels. Basically D&D with automatic weapons.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:26 PM (s5o+q)

239 Ok, I liked the story about the little autistic girl and the pink shirt.

Posted by: Infidel at August 17, 2016 11:26 PM (pn4Yj)

240 214 I've never heard of "Get Low." Added to #1 in the DVD queue. Thanks!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm
-------------------
If you're a Murray fan, you should check out "St. Vincent," too. Another sleeper that didn't get get much attention. I loved it.

Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 11:27 PM (zMRv+)

241 G'Night, Beckoning Chasm.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:27 PM (6gk0M)

242 That sounds pretty cool, and not all that dissimilar to mine in the large. Especially the lost civilizations, and the variant humans. It's usually better if you don't try to reinvent the wheel, and instead focus on telling a good story.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 11:20 PM (J+mig)


Yep.

My big lost civilization was actually the inheritor of an earlier one. The second one disappeared suddenly shortly after Humans finally left their system, leaving behind a planet so radioactive the entire solar system is a navigational hazard.

The original group built a network of space-modifying stations that allow superluminal travel with minimal energy, which each new civilization has to figure out. That's a *really* common idea.

I'm working on the first book now, big slog though. It doesn't cover much of the history as it's mostly planet-bound.

Maybe if I'm lucky I will get to write the one about the survivor from a previous universe, just have an outline for that one.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:27 PM (wB8Tg)

243 Maybe for the next series in the Macross franchise after Delta, transforming WWII fighters.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:27 PM (Cil7w)

244 I've read all of Corriea's MHI books, love them.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 17, 2016 11:28 PM (xVgrA)

245 Chavez,
you listening to us folks that care?
Go to the ER, please you make some folks feel better.

T

Posted by: Farmer at August 17, 2016 11:29 PM (o/90i)

246 Looks like CTH is out but we'll have to be on ass in the morning.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 11:29 PM (qp3p0)

247 I want to thank Presdent Obama for the free Healthcare law. Everyone in Brattleboro now has free government sponsored healthcare. Thank You sir and we love you............
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at August 17, 2016 11:20 PM (Fbj4h)


Unwelcome in ONT, I think. Opinions from ONT'ers?

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:29 PM (s5o+q)

248 I played D&D from about twelve to seventeen years-old. I never smoked weed. At that point, it was really unthinkable to act like the "Burn-Outs", as we called them.

...then I turned eighteen.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:29 PM (6gk0M)

249 *tosses some surprised qhal and annoyed Heechee into Merovign's universe*


Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:29 PM (Cil7w)

250 The Heechee must be annoyed at Pohl's sequels, Looking For Cash Behind The Blue Event Horizon and Rendezvous With My Heechee Accountant.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 17, 2016 11:32 PM (6FqZa)

251 225
No idea Merovign. The PS4 game No Man's Sky is kinda predicated on you
the player being solo while exploring/exploiting a planet.

So Shoji is repudiating now the VF-17 from Macross 7?
---------
He liked the F-117, it was a pointy thing with some potential and it looked OK alongside the VF-19 and VF-12. The F-22 and F-35 are chubby winged soap dishes made with Apple styling, to his POV anyway.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:32 PM (ry4ab)

252 Hey Slap, you a Browns fan?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 17, 2016 11:32 PM (FQKBL)

253 "...then I turned eighteen."


And then?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 17, 2016 11:33 PM (qp3p0)

254 I'm working on the first book now, big slog though. It doesn't cover much of the history as it's mostly planet-bound.

Maybe if I'm lucky I will get to write the one about the survivor from a previous universe, just have an outline for that one.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:27 PM (wB8Tg)/i]

From a fellow writing-the-first-book would-be-author:

JUST WRITE THE DAMN BOOK!

Personally, I get way, way, WAY, WAY too into the worldbuilding, to the point that I forget that the point of the whole thing is to tell a story.

It's like the sign my engineer dad had on his wall: "when you're up to your ass in alligators, it's difficult to remember that your objective is to drain the swamp."

Drain the swamp.

Then deal with the alligators.

(This was mostly a pep-talk to myself, you just provided a post to pound the thesis onto . . .)

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:34 PM (s5o+q)

255 238
This week is going to be the first game we've done in months, and
neither one of us can drink due to the meds we're on, so this could
get..... interesting.

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 17, 2016 11:23 PM (ar2KI)



Reading recommendation: Larry Correia's "Monster Hunter" novels. Basically DD with automatic weapons.
---------
I second this motion.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:34 PM (ry4ab)

256

I did it again.



I can't handle italics.

Hic.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:35 PM (s5o+q)

257 You mean the VF-11 Thunderbolt?

And Guld Bowman's prototype was designed around the Northrop YF-23.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:35 PM (Cil7w)

258 253 "...then I turned eighteen."

And then?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
-------------------

Hey Nineteen!

Posted by: Donald Fagen at August 17, 2016 11:35 PM (zMRv+)

259 "Chavez, listen to the horde! They saved my life almost exactly four
years ago with my spider bite! If I had not gone to the dr. Immediately,
I would have at least had a leg amputated! They are smart."

Well, I was the one saying to not bother with those fancy-shmancy "doctors" and to just chew off the leg at the joint above the bite.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 17, 2016 11:35 PM (noWW6)

260 251 exdem

No worries, but: have you and/or Charles considered joining us for the 2916 SWOHMoMe?

Posted by: ibguy at August 17, 2016 11:35 PM (vUcdz)

261 *tosses some surprised qhal and annoyed Heechee into Merovign's universe*

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:29 PM (Cil7w)


Dammit. I forgot the Heechee when I named by cat people the Harchi. Too similar.

Mind you they have no relation to cats, except vaguely in appearance, so humans call them cat people.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:35 PM (wB8Tg)

262 The barrel... a black pit so smelly, even a skunk is unable to escape

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 17, 2016 11:35 PM (6FqZa)

263 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/765979753668943872

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/765979965862981632

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/765980159203692544

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/765980459771670528

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/765980608845615104

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/765980725698899968

Posted by: kbdabear at August 17, 2016 11:36 PM (Kbw8l)

264 "Hey Slap, you a Browns fan?"
-Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 17, 2016 11:32 PM (FQKBL)

I quit watching them five years ago, I'm simultaneously pleased and sorry to say. It is almost like a lost bunch of testosterone to say that I'm only a casual NFL viewer.

I never thought I would quit the Browns, but I have. I can only take so much disappointment before I become indifferent.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:36 PM (6gk0M)

265 I did it again.

Oops.

Posted by: Britney Spears at August 17, 2016 11:36 PM (KjFx9)

266 2916??? So you HAVE Ace's time machine....

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:36 PM (Cil7w)

267
She had a guest host today.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 17, 2016 11:18 PM (IqV8l)
----------------

I thought that was yesterday, or the day before yesterday.

But I'm getting closer to not going in to work tomorrow. I've got a dance routine to practice anyway.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:37 PM (5o5ek)

268 The barrel... a black pit so smelly, even a skunk is unable to escape
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 17, 2016 11:35 PM (6FqZa)


Barrel and me, we go way back . . .

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:37 PM (s5o+q)

269 I think your felinoids will be dissimilar enough to the Heechee that no one will connect the dots.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:38 PM (Cil7w)

270 JUST WRITE THE DAMN BOOK!

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:34 PM (s5o+q)


Oh, you don't even know. I've actually written the majority of the first-run text, it's the massive slog of editing and filling in blanks now.

I don't really have any "creating" to do for the book, but I still write down ideas for other things as I have them, because, bad memory.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:38 PM (wB8Tg)

271 *looks at book ranking*
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Don't think will get any kind of reward from Amazon, oh well.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:39 PM (Cil7w)

272 "And then?"
-Posted by: Ricardo Kill

And then I went to real work and met dudes that were "really cool". They bought me beer and had cool ceramic bowls that looked like the Grim Reaper.

...how could I not?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:40 PM (6gk0M)

273 Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:34 PM (s5o+q)

Good advice, and of course, there's always the old GM's trick that I call backfill. Introduce a half-baked idea and roll with it (sometimes even inventing it on the fly), then later on (after the game session for the GM, or after publishing for the author), you write it into your worldbook so there'll be consitency and depth if you use it again in the future.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 17, 2016 11:40 PM (J+mig)

274 As far as SF is going, I've been watching the "V" series. The 2009-11 series, not the goofy anti-Reagan stuff from the 1980s. (Although their hair was better then.)

It was very underrated. And did anyone mention that Morena Baccarin (sp) is hot?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 17, 2016 11:41 PM (6FqZa)

275 244 I've read all of Corriea's MHI books, love them.
Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 17, 2016 11:28 PM (xVgrA)


Love those books. His Grimnoir Trilogy is at least as good, maybe actually better.

Posted by: Splunge at August 17, 2016 11:41 PM (iMxBJ)

276 I've got a dance routine to practice anyway.
Posted by: iforgot
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Rule #34...

Posted by: Donald Fagen at August 17, 2016 11:41 PM (zMRv+)

277
266
2916??? So you HAVE Ace's time machine....


Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:36 PM (Cil7w)


You don't actually need to HAVE it if you know where it's parked at the current time and have a key that will work in a 1969 Karmann Ghia*. You can just borrow it and return it a second later.

*Note that this key will also operate the elevator in Storke Tower at UCSB.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:41 PM (EzgxV)

278 266 AP

We plan ahead

Posted by: ibguy at August 17, 2016 11:41 PM (vUcdz)

279 257
You mean the VF-11 Thunderbolt?

And Guld Bowman's prototype was designed around the Northrop YF-23.
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There I go thinking about the Commie VF line again... VF-11 Thunderbolt is mighty. But not as mighty as the Koenig Monster.


Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:41 PM (ry4ab)

280 Things Which Are Sexist:

33. String Cheese


. . .


Uh. Okay.

(That Daily Wire web page Wins The Internet, imho . . .)

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:42 PM (s5o+q)

281 Hogo C. - Wednesday is a slow night at the ER, hie yourself over there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 17, 2016 11:43 PM (yddCj)

282 I can totally understand your disillusionment with the Browns, and with the NFL in general, actually, Slapweasel.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 17, 2016 11:43 PM (FQKBL)

283 269
I think your felinoids will be dissimilar enough to the Heechee that no one will connect the dots.


Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:38 PM (Cil7w)


Weren't the Heechee squirrels?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:43 PM (EzgxV)

284 Hogo C. - Wednesday is a slow night at the ER, hie yourself over there.

------

Hugo , dammit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 17, 2016 11:43 PM (yddCj)

285 258
253 "...then I turned eighteen."



And then?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill

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Hey Nineteen!

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No, that was 20 years later at Faire when I was chatting up girls who knew something about fantasy, games, and role-playing. (Not necessarily all together, or all in the same contest though.)

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:44 PM (ry4ab)

286 I think your felinoids will be dissimilar enough to the Heechee that no one will connect the dots.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:38 PM (Cil7w)


Ehh, probably. I don't think the Heechee were really huggers, for example.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:45 PM (wB8Tg)

287 It was very underrated. And did anyone mention that Morena Baccarin (sp) is hot?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 17, 2016 11:41 PM (6FqZa



Yes, but she's hotter when her hair is longer. It was criminally short in V.

Posted by: buzzion at August 17, 2016 11:45 PM (bMG0w)

288 Maetenblog has no new content since yesterday.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:45 PM (EzgxV)

289 If you had named them something closer to Hoka, then you might have a problem.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (Cil7w)

290 260
251 exdem



No worries, but: have you and/or Charles considered joining us for the 2916 SWOHMoMe?
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That is happening? Sorry, been a bit out of touch this summer....

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (ry4ab)

291
And on the non-news front, I've been clean of RealClearPolitics for about two days now, haven't been to Powerline in weeks, have to confess to toking Drudge once or twice a day but I'm working on it, and my system is clean of Fox News. In my lofovo universe, it feels like Hillary must win because Trump is unimaginable, so I don't think I really need to vote.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (5o5ek)

292
Weren't the Heechee squirrels?
Posted by: cthulhu
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That sounds like an Eddie Murphy or Hugh Grant defense...

Posted by: Donald Fagen at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (zMRv+)

293 261
*tosses some surprised qhal and annoyed Heechee into Merovign's universe*



Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:29 PM (Cil7w)



Dammit. I forgot the Heechee when I named by cat people the Harchi. Too similar.



Mind you they have no relation to cats, except vaguely in appearance, so humans call them cat people.
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So...playful catgirls?

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (ry4ab)

294 Well, I was the one saying to not bother with those fancy-shmancy "doctors" and to just chew off the leg at the joint above the bite.
Posted by: torquewrench
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Could be worse, I suggested a chiropractor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 17, 2016 11:47 PM (yddCj)

295 Off, damn Nightfly sock!

Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 11:48 PM (zMRv+)

296 Re the Mercator projection -- I remember reading some deranged Afrocentrist type going on that Mercator was racist. It made Europe look bigger than Africa and that was the whole point. Racist Europeans making Africans look small.

The problem is a sphere, having intrinsic curvature, can't be mapped to a plane without distorting something.

Mercator is a cylindrical projection, and it preserves angle, but distorts area, making the high latitudes look much bigger than the lower ones.

It's good for navigation.

But there are many, many projections. But no matter what you do, you're going to have distort something to get the surface of a sphere mapped to a plane.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 17, 2016 11:48 PM (DW+jj)

297 Got to call it a night. Prayer request for a friend of mine from work who had to leave early today, as he got a call that his dad had to be taken to the hospital.

Posted by: josephistan at August 17, 2016 11:48 PM (7qAYi)

298 exdem13, the Japanese have that cornered with Cat Planet Cuties.

https://youtu.be/Ui7tHYKoyYs

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:49 PM (Cil7w)

299 290 exdem

Yup.

If interested in details, email swohmome@mail.com

Posted by: ibguy at August 17, 2016 11:50 PM (vUcdz)

300 Thank you God for giving me more time with this man who I love so much.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 17, 2016 10:09 PM (CNHr1)

Hugs and prayers, Jewells45.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 17, 2016 11:50 PM (kXoT0)

301 264
"Hey Slap, you a Browns fan?"

-Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 17, 2016 11:32 PM (FQKBL)



I never thought I would quit the Browns, but I have. I can only take so much disappointment before I become indifferent.
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That is the saddest thing I have read this month, and that includes my birthday cards. It is a sad comment on the NFL that a man from Cleveland no longer looks forwards to football season.

(I am a Cincinnati Bengals fan, so I am pretty much permanently numb at this point.)

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:50 PM (ry4ab)

302 228 Chavez, listen to the horde! They saved my life almost exactly four years ago with my spider bite! If I had not gone to the dr. Immediately, I would have at least had a leg amputated! They are smart.
Posted by: Kalneva at August 17, 2016 11:24 PM (vhW1R)

I wasn't here back then - what the heck kind of spider was it?

Posted by: @votermom at August 17, 2016 11:50 PM (7lVbc)

303 291
In my lofovo universe, it feels like Hillary must win because Trump is unimaginable, so I don't think I really need to vote.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (5o5ek)


I love it when a plan comes together.

*strokes white cat*

Posted by: George Soros at August 17, 2016 11:51 PM (sdi6R)

304 271
*looks at book ranking*
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Don't think will get any kind of reward from Amazon, oh well.
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Meh, Philistines. Can't they appreciate stories that didn't start off as re-written fanfics?

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:52 PM (ry4ab)

305 So...playful catgirls?

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (ry4ab)


No.

Well, mostly not. Unless your catgirls are predatory, fur-covered, bipedal, only vaguely mammalian and somewhat taller than human average.

Kind of more like a short-haired Wookie.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:52 PM (wB8Tg)

306 Re the Mercator projection -- I remember reading some deranged Afrocentrist type going on that Mercator was racist. It made Europe look bigger than Africa and that was the whole point. Racist Europeans making Africans look small.


In what projection does an average IQ of 85 look impressive?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 17, 2016 11:52 PM (SRKgf)

307 292


Weren't the Heechee squirrels?

Posted by: cthulhu

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That sounds like an Eddie Murphy or Hugh Grant defense...

Posted by: Donald Fagen at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (zMRv+)


....or maybe some sort of weasel, the Elder God says to the musician....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 17, 2016 11:52 PM (EzgxV)

308 Chavez this blood talk is making me queasy so do go to the ER please.

Not that I can talk - had blood out either side (not at the same time) but luckily always during doctor's office hours.

Posted by: @votermom at August 17, 2016 11:53 PM (7lVbc)

309 289
If you had named them something closer to Hoka, then you might have a problem.
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If he wrote a new Hoka novel and got the permission to publish I would read it.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:53 PM (ry4ab)

310 "I can totally understand your disillusionment with the Browns, and with the NFL in general, actually, Slapweasel."

Originally courtesy of Her Imperial Malevolence, AtC:

https://twitter.com/Souf_Oaklin/status/745659036331311104

Posted by: torquewrench at August 17, 2016 11:53 PM (noWW6)

311 Evening horde. Been in the hospital the past few days but tests all came back good. Free tip, if you have a ear problem or discomfort don't wait close to a year to see a doctor, because of the proximity to teh brain.

Just watched Criminal, the movie. It was interesting and I liked the premise and found it along with Jericho, played by Kevin Costner, and the science/action to be interesting enough to justify a 10 episode season. It was rushed which, to me ruined it. Had a quality cast.

I believe the streaning and people being conditioned and having the time for 8-10 hours of good writing to tell a story and explore charactors and other areas is what is killing Hollywood movies.

Got to get to bed. Never felt worse. I feel like Hillary's diseased brain.

Night Boners and Bonerettes.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty. at August 17, 2016 11:54 PM (WqEER)

312 Oh, you don't even know. I've actually written the majority of the first-run text, it's the massive slog of editing and filling in blanks now.

I don't really have any "creating" to do for the book, but I still write down ideas for other things as I have them, because, bad memory.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:38 PM (wB8Tg)


If you're in the market for a beta reader with nothing to gain and nothing to lose, you can probably find my e-mail address at my blog linked at nic (click on the "contributed by" makes it easier) and let me know.

I'm basically a Baen fanboi . . . Weber, Correia, Hoyt, Bujold, Ringo are my (current) top five, in no particular order, to give you an idea of my personal inclinations.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:54 PM (s5o+q)

313 I saw the Kardiac Kids with Brian Sipe and Ozzie Newsome when I was around nine or ten. Sam Rutigliano was a good-hearted genius.

-Red Right Eighty-Eight

I was fifteen when the Browns drafted Bernie Kosar. I was a HUGE fan of Slaughter, Brennan, Dixon, Minnifield, Mack and Byner.

-THE Drive

-THE Fumble


Lost the team and I cried. Yup, I actually went into my parent's basement and wept like a child.

I was happy when they returned in 1999 and I "quit" them four seasons ago. This will be my fifth season of not watching more than a couple of plays.

I gave them over ten more years of dedication and attending games until I just couldn't anymore.

I have better things to do than to waste my off-days on a bunch of losers.

Like I said, I'm both happy and sorry to have given-up on them.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:54 PM (6gk0M)

314 In what projection does an average IQ of 85 look impressive?
Posted by: Jay Guevara
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Hollywood, the Hollywood Projection.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 17, 2016 11:54 PM (yddCj)

315 Unwelcome in ONT, I think. Opinions from ONT'ers?

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:29 PM (s5o+q)



Definitely past its sell-by date.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 17, 2016 11:54 PM (SRKgf)

316
I love it when a plan comes together.

*strokes white cat*

Posted by: George Soros at August 17, 2016 11:51 PM (sdi6R)
-----------------

Unfortunately, you failed to notice the slight Hillary-ward tilt in my expression. You see, I was a Hillary voter who had decided not to go to the polls.

*twinkle in eye*

Farewell, Mr. Soros.

*flies off with jet pack*

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:54 PM (5o5ek)

317 Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:34 PM (s5o+q)


I started playing D&D in like... 1974... and not only played... DM'd, but we ended up writing our own system (a combination of D&D, Arduin, and a bunch of house rules creating our own mana based magic system)....

Crap... the world is already built if I ever decided to put it down on paper...

And actually... as I'm between IT projects right now.... hmmmmm.....

Posted by: Don Q.... at August 17, 2016 11:55 PM (qf6WZ)

318 298
exdem13, the Japanese have that cornered with Cat Planet Cuties.

https://youtu.be/Ui7tHYKoyYs
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I may or may not have that series downloaded to DVD.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:55 PM (ry4ab)

319 In my lofovo universe, it feels like Hillary must win because Trump is unimaginable, so I don't think I really need to vote.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (5o5ek)

I love it when a plan comes together.

*strokes white cat*

Posted by: George Soros at August 17, 2016 11:51 PM (sdi6R)


This is indeed the only thing keeping me from voting for the Libertarian ticket right now. God help us all.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:56 PM (s5o+q)

320 I used to really love football- both pro and college. I still watch, but the thrill is gone.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 17, 2016 11:57 PM (89T5c)

321 We can't talk about bad maps without the Cartographers for Social Equality!

https://youtu.be/pzpqrWa1eiw

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 17, 2016 11:58 PM (FYrz1)

322 I have better things to do than to waste my off-days on a bunch of losers.

Posted by: Slapweasel
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If you don't want to comment on the weekends, fine. But you don't have to insult us!

Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 11:58 PM (zMRv+)

323 If you're in the market for a beta reader with nothing to gain and nothing to lose, you can probably find my e-mail address at my blog linked at nic (click on the "contributed by" makes it easier) and let me know.

Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:54 PM (s5o+q)


I will probably be on the book thread when this mess is cleaned up. I do have a semi-pro editor lined up to actually properly edit, and have leads on an agent.

It's a choice I made early on not to self-publish, for reasons of health I can't promise to put enough energy into it to make it work.

I will try to make sure you and Anna and a few others here get advance copies.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:58 PM (wB8Tg)

324 299
290 exdem



Yup.



If interested in details, email swohmome@mail.com
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Will have to see if the Captain can separate himself from his LOTR fic for one night. And see if calendar is clear and it is not my game night where I am making players run through scary wilderness in VOTOM-style power armor suits.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:58 PM (ry4ab)

325 I used to really love football- both pro and college. I still watch, but the thrill is gone.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 17, 2016 11:57 PM (89T5c)


Money changes everything.

Posted by: Cyndi Lauper at August 17, 2016 11:58 PM (s5o+q)

326 166 The Great Indoors looks promising, but I don't like sitcoms in general, and CBS specifically. It's obvious that they are making fun of the SJWs and pajama boys, so I wonder if a reverse All In The Family thing will happen where the delicate Millenials watch the show not for the rugged outdoors guy, but for one or more of the delicate snowflakes portrayed, transformed into the true best human on the show.

Archie Bunker was supposed to be the hated one and laughed at, but turned out to be the only one with a lick of sense. See also -- Duck Dynasty.

And hugo, go see your doctor or the ER stat. And if you have no insurance or ability to pay, there are free health clinics around.
Posted by: GnuBreed at August 17, 2016 11:04 PM (gyKtp)


Might be the case, but Joel McHale seems to be a "Not A Libtard" comedian. His last network show had a character that was sort of a hippie and everyone made fun of her.

Also, the character played by Chevy Chase was a racist that everyone in the group hated, much like Chevy Chase in real life.

CBS would have been very smart to have tapped McHale to take Letterman's place instead of Colbert.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at August 17, 2016 11:59 PM (1JnAL)

327 I will pray for all the horde with health concerns.
Good night.

I do want to hear the spider bite story so I am checking back here tomorrow.

Posted by: @votermom at August 17, 2016 11:59 PM (7lVbc)

328 "If you don't want to comment on the weekends, fine. But you don't have to insult us!"
-Posted by: Chi at August 17, 2016 11:58 PM (zMRv+)

Drink it in, fool!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:59 PM (6gk0M)

329 *claps hands happily*

Nyah! Doumo arigattttttoooooooo..... Merovign-san!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:59 PM (Cil7w)

330 310
"I can totally understand your disillusionment with the Browns, and with the NFL in general, actually, Slapweasel."

Originally courtesy of Her Imperial Malevolence, AtC:

https://twitter.com/Souf_Oaklin/status/745659036331311104
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Dude!!

Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:59 PM (ry4ab)

331 My plan is to have the draft finished before Winter, and then it's down to the editor. It is a struggle because my health has sucked since February.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:00 AM (wB8Tg)

332 Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:50 PM (ry4ab)

I hear you. I followed the Dolphins for a long time. Idolized Shula and Marino as a kid.

You just get numb. The shitty drafts, coaches, constantly changing philosophies and systems. That happens when you're losing, I suppose. I simply cannot care anymore.

Of course, America becoming Venezuela at warp speed has a way of shifting your priorities.


Posted by: Cooldawg at August 18, 2016 12:00 AM (CmVha)

333 I will probably be on the book thread when this mess is cleaned up. I do have a semi-pro editor lined up to actually properly edit, and have leads on an agent.

It's a choice I made early on not to self-publish, for reasons of health I can't promise to put enough energy into it to make it work.

I will try to make sure you and Anna and a few others here get advance copies.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 17, 2016 11:58 PM (wB8Tg)


I try weekly to spend some quality time with the Sunday book thread, but that darn life keeps muddling the puddle . . .

Posted by: filbert at August 18, 2016 12:00 AM (s5o+q)

334 so humans call them cat people.


Is this the Nastassja Kinski thread I've been waiting for all of my life?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 12:00 AM (mgbwf)

335 Votermom, they didn't know what it was, which makes me suspicious of all spiders now. I think the only kind around here (Eastern WA) that could be the culprit are brown recluses. It was gnarly. I'm not exaggerating about the seriousness of it and how I was just gonna see what happened until the morons' advice got me thinking straight. Even my hubby was saying we should wait and see.

Posted by: Kalneva at August 18, 2016 12:00 AM (vhW1R)

336 VOTOM? Wow been ages since heard that.

This should terrify anyone and make them quiver in their psycho-frames.
http://hlj.com/product/BANN00641/Gun

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 12:01 AM (Cil7w)

337 I try weekly to spend some quality time with the Sunday book thread, but that darn life keeps muddling the puddle . . .

Posted by: filbert at August 18, 2016 12:00 AM (s5o+q)


Yeah it's waaaaay too early for me.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:01 AM (wB8Tg)

338 "Originally courtesy of Her Imperial Malevolence, AtC:"

https://twitter.com/Souf_Oaklin/status/745659036331311104
-Posted by: torquewrench at August 17, 2016 11:53 PM (noWW6)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:02 AM (6gk0M)

339 Is this the Nastassja Kinski thread I've been waiting for all of my life?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 12:00 AM (mgbwf)


I'm old enough to laugh uproariously to this...

Posted by: filbert at August 18, 2016 12:02 AM (s5o+q)

340 Much prefer Simone Simon in the original Cat People.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 12:03 AM (Cil7w)

341 I love it when a plan comes together.

*strokes white cat*

Posted by: George Soros at August 17, 2016 11:51 PM (sdi6R)



But for one phone call in 1944 Hungary ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 12:04 AM (SRKgf)

342 320
I used to really love football- both pro and college. I still watch, but the thrill is gone.
-----------
Watching the highlights from Olympic rugby recently and realizing that Rush was right when he said the NFL was being turned into a wussy girly-man game. That was a a bad moment.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:04 AM (ry4ab)

343 *claps hands happily*

Nyah! Doumo arigattttttoooooooo..... Merovign-san!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 17, 2016 11:59 PM (Cil7w)


I shall redouble my efforts!

(zero times zero, carry the zero...)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:04 AM (wB8Tg)

344 317
Posted by: filbert at August 17, 2016 11:34 PM (s5o+q)





I started playing DD in like... 1974... and not only played...
DM'd, but we ended up writing our own system (a combination of DD,
Arduin, and a bunch of house rules creating our own mana based magic
system)....



Crap... the world is already built if I ever decided to put it down on paper...



And actually... as I'm between IT projects right now.... hmmmmm.....

Posted by: Don Q.... at August 17, 2016 11:55 PM (qf6WZ)


D+D pre-79, anyone else remember Chivalry + Sorcery [C+S]? Attempted to recodify all of Chainmail-derived D+D in a rational way d100. A work of beauty that got snuffed when D+D recodified, themselves.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:05 AM (EzgxV)

345 The Mercator projection led the Europeans to send smaller forces, the anti colonial types should thank him.

Also, speaking of 19th century Europeans, the Arabs should be damn thankful they didn't know the value of that oil in the 1820s.

Posted by: Jean at August 18, 2016 12:05 AM (ngn8T)

346 305
So...playful catgirls?



Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:46 PM (ry4ab)



No.



Well, mostly not. Unless your catgirls are predatory, fur-covered,
bipedal, only vaguely mammalian and somewhat taller than human average.



Kind of more like a short-haired Wookie.
-----------
I can dig it.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:05 AM (ry4ab)

347 Short-haired Wookies? With similar short fuses?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 12:06 AM (Cil7w)

348 OT: Six Russian Tu22's in Iran
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zm7e9v6

...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLP9PPtnhT8

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 18, 2016 12:06 AM (zzUT1)

349 Sargon of Akkad reviewed "The Wrong Way Home" today. About cult psychology.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 12:07 AM (6FqZa)

350 332
Posted by: exdem13 at August 17, 2016 11:50 PM (ry4ab)



I hear you. I followed the Dolphins for a long time. Idolized Shula and Marino as a kid.



You just get numb. The shitty drafts, coaches, constantly changing
philosophies and systems. That happens when you're losing, I suppose. I
simply cannot care anymore.



Of course, America becoming Venezuela at warp speed has a way of shifting your priorities.



-----------
The bread is stale and the circuses have the same stupid acts.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:07 AM (ry4ab)

351 The Constellations Are Sexist.

I remember getting the National Geographic constellation map when I was 12. Andromeda gave me a funny feeling.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2016 12:08 AM (sdi6R)

352 Riemann was a racist.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 12:09 AM (DW+jj)

353 I'm out. Maybe another Worldcon SJW freak report tomorrow night, but I hope not.

Only two out-of-nowhere Trump jokes from panelists today at Worldcon.

Oddly, zero out-of-nowhere Hillary jokes.

Weird, huh?

Posted by: filbert at August 18, 2016 12:10 AM (s5o+q)

354
351
The Constellations Are Sexist.



I remember getting the National Geographic constellation map when I was 12. Andromeda gave me a funny feeling.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2016 12:08 AM (sdi6R)


Did it make you think of 'W' or 'M'?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

355 G'Night, filbert.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:11 AM (6gk0M)

356 How have I been here so long? I truly have so little in common with all the smart nerds - I have never seen, nor do I understand a thing about D&D.
Pre-'79, I was jumping my bike off of ramps made from stolen picnic tables, or stuffing M80s into payphones...

Posted by: Chi at August 18, 2016 12:11 AM (zMRv+)

357 I remember getting the National Geographic constellation map when I was 12. Andromeda gave me a funny feeling.
Posted by: rickl
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Just don't turn your back on Ursa Major.

Posted by: Leonardo DiCaprio at August 18, 2016 12:12 AM (yddCj)

358 Of course, America becoming Venezuela at warp speed has a way of shifting your priorities.

OTOH, that situation makes me need the distraction of football all the more. I can lose myself in a meaningless game and take my mind off of the disaster. Of course, the Ravens are generally good which does help things.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 18, 2016 12:12 AM (N8hFs)

359 336
VOTOM? Wow been ages since heard that.

This should terrify anyone and make them quiver in their psycho-frames.
http://hlj.com/product/BANN00641/Gun
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I am not allowed to order one, it would psychically scar the cat. Besides, I want a PG Sinanju.

My Saturday game which replaced the previous Macross RPG is roadstriker-themed and is mostly VOTOMS, MOSPEADA. Galvion, and Xabungle in a blender. With a nod to city-state politics of the Helenistic-Punic period thrown in there.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:12 AM (ry4ab)

360
Just don't turn your back on Ursa Major.
Posted by: Leonardo DiCaprio at August 18, 2016 12:12 AM


Get Sirius

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 12:13 AM (IqV8l)

361
353
I'm out. Maybe another Worldcon SJW freak report tomorrow night, but I hope not.



Only two out-of-nowhere Trump jokes from panelists today at Worldcon.



Oddly, zero out-of-nowhere Hillary jokes.



Weird, huh?

Posted by: filbert at August 18, 2016 12:10 AM (s5o+q)


Once Progressivism takes over education, the first thing they teach is passivity towards Progressivism. The second thing is aggression towards a challenge to Progressivism....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:13 AM (EzgxV)

362 Night all, need to be up early. Managed to turn a 28 hour part time work week into a 40 hour one.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 12:13 AM (Cil7w)

363 Short-haired Wookies? With similar short fuses?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 12:06 AM (Cil7w) fnord (Cil7w)


Nah, they're pretty chill.

There's only one in the first book, so I don't really cover their history much, just that they're human allies. Maybe the next book, which will be like 50-100 years later and covering entirely different topics - but one of the main characters is a human who is a Harchi war hero, so that story will get covered.

I did write about three chapters of *that* book, but stopped to concentrate on this one (though my writer's group kind of wants me to work on the "AI Origins" story, nicknamed "Red Queen's Gambit," because it's a hot topic now.

After I finish this one, of course.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:13 AM (wB8Tg)

364 "How have I been here so long? I truly have so little in common with all the smart nerds - I have never seen, nor do I understand a thing about D&D..."
-Posted by: Chi at August 18, 2016 12:11 AM (zMRv+)

*Rolls 1d20*

You were eaten by a bugbear.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:13 AM (6gk0M)

365 Riemann was a racist.
Posted by: publius
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That's just a hypothesis.

Posted by: Riemann at August 18, 2016 12:13 AM (yddCj)

366 Ok watching Rachael Maddow or however you spell it, she's unhinged hahaha

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:13 AM (9plvG)

367 Hey everybody.

Well, I hope there's no Vegas meetup this weekend. This Cajon Pass fire is massive and has ended up closing a long segment of I-15.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:15 AM (OKox0)

368 I have better things to do than to waste my off-days on a bunch of losers.

Like I said, I'm both happy and sorry to have given-up on them.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:54 PM (6gk0M)



Hey now come on. They've gotten a new head coach this year. And they have a veteran QB to hold the reins while they develop their freshly drafted QB of the future. And Josh Gordon is coming back too. This could finally be the year that they turn it arou-AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!


Aw damn I almost made it all the way through without laughing.

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 12:16 AM (bMG0w)

369 Slapweasel it would have been more funny if 'You were eaten by a giant beaver.'

I hear you Merovign, all these shiny story ideas. Still amazed sometimes that I managed to get Golden Isis out there.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 12:17 AM (Cil7w)

370 356
How have I been here so long? I truly have so little in common with all
the smart nerds - I have never seen, nor do I understand a thing about
DD.

Pre-'79, I was jumping my bike off of ramps made from stolen picnic tables, or stuffing M80s into payphones...

Posted by: Chi at August 18, 2016 12:11 AM (zMRv+)


I got a motorcycle for my 14th or 15th birthday -- a Yamaha 100 Enduro....street legal (except for me), but could go hill-climbing with my cousin (who cut a swath through motocross at about that time). First day I owned it, I got confused about controls and rode it through a wood fence.

Didn't hit D+D until afterward....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:17 AM (EzgxV)

371 353
I'm out. Maybe another Worldcon SJW freak report tomorrow night, but I hope not.



Only two out-of-nowhere Trump jokes from panelists today at Worldcon.



Oddly, zero out-of-nowhere Hillary jokes.



Weird, huh?
------------
Hmm, going to Worldcon and then wearing Trump memorabilia to all events... Why didn't I think of that this year? More exploding heads than all the Scanners movies together.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:17 AM (ry4ab)

372 Ok watching Rachael Maddow or however you spell it, she's unhinged hahaha
Posted by: lousagirl
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Maybe she found Chris Matthews bottle of cheap gin in the desk.

Posted by: Riemann at August 18, 2016 12:18 AM (yddCj)

373 Only two out-of-nowhere Trump jokes from panelists today at Worldcon.

Posted by: filbert at August 18, 2016 12:10 AM (s5o+q) fnord (s5o+q)


Liberals reflexively signal their virtue and expect others to do so, because CONFORM, CONFORM.

Seriously, they really think you need to agree with them, because We're All In This Together and No Man Is An Island and Birds of a Feather Flock Together and There's No I in Team and The State Has a Plan for You and What We Can Imagine We Can Make You Pay For.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:18 AM (wB8Tg)

374 *sticks with bugbear*

I was never confronted by a giant beaver in D&D. I'm sticking to the universe. Perhaps "wyrm" might have fit the bill better?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:19 AM (6gk0M)

375 372 Riemann, could be, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:20 AM (9plvG)

376 I hear you Merovign, all these shiny story ideas. Still amazed sometimes that I managed to get Golden Isis out there.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Umm... shouldn't that be ' Golden Isil'?

Posted by: Barky McBarkface at August 18, 2016 12:20 AM (yddCj)

377 I hear you Merovign, all these shiny story ideas. Still amazed sometimes that I managed to get Golden Isis out there.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 12:17 AM (Cil7w) fnord (Cil7w)


And I am proud of you for so doing!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:20 AM (wB8Tg)

378 I pity the fool who gives George Soros a line that belongs to George Peppard.

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at August 18, 2016 12:20 AM (VdICR)

379
366
Ok watching Rachael Maddow or however you spell it, she's unhinged hahaha

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:13 AM (9plvG)


lousagirl, great to see you!!!! How are you doin'???

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

380 USA Olympic Committee gives the athletes 25,000 for every gold they win, 15,000 for silver and 10,000 for bronze. Seems kind of unfair for sports where only possible to win one medal. Swimmers mop up.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 12:22 AM (MNgU2)

381 369
Slapweasel it would have been more funny if 'You were eaten by a giant beaver.'
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That could happen if you played King Arthur Pendragon RPG. Celts had some odd monsters, including "Avanc", a lake monster that was a giant beaver with attitude. Also "Water Leaper" a big man-eating bullfrog with flying fish fins.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:22 AM (ry4ab)

382 Don't laugh at that West Wing epsiode. That's a real thing, and British schools have adopted it, and the UN pushed it. There's also a "south up" movement, to start turning maps upside down.

You see we are north-centric, thinking the Northern hemisphere is "on top" and thus trampling the poor peoples of the Southern hemisphere. So they want to put the South on top, and right all the wrong over the years.

That silly projection used is an area-preserving cylindrical one. It greatly distorts shapes in order to preserve area.

As the saying goes, what a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 12:22 AM (DW+jj)

383 Somewhere deep inside NBC HQ in Manhattan, Chris Matthews and Bob Costas are, at exactly this moment, having a YUGE lover's quarrel over the phone...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:22 AM (OKox0)

384 I quit watching them five years ago, I'm simultaneously pleased and sorry to say. It is almost like a lost bunch of testosterone to say that I'm only a casual NFL viewer.

I never thought I would quit the Browns, but I have. I can only take so much disappointment before I become indifferent.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 17, 2016 11:36 PM (6gk0M)


If you like drama, you will love RG3. As a Redskins fan, one of my fondest memories is the day they released him. Not any of the 5 Super Bowls I watched (on TV) them in. The day he was released. Why? The soap opera around the team went from "Knott's Landing" level to zero in one day.

I'm guessing that his banging a college junior named "NotRG3'SWife" isn't doing his rep any favors these days.

Just wait until the passive-aggressive statements start coming out.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at August 18, 2016 12:23 AM (1JnAL)

385 367
Hey everybody.



Well, I hope there's no Vegas meetup this weekend. This Cajon Pass
fire is massive and has ended up closing a long segment of I-15.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:15 AM (OKox0)


Funny how a persistent drought, stupid water use, and outright insane management of public lands can put together a disaster so much more impressive than anything attributable to nonexistent global warmening....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:23 AM (EzgxV)

386
376
I hear you Merovign, all these shiny story ideas. Still amazed sometimes that I managed to get Golden Isis out there.

Posted by: Anna Puma

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Umm... shouldn't that be ' Golden Isil'?

Posted by: Barky McBarkface at August 18, 2016 12:20 AM (yddCj)


Golden Daesh???

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:25 AM (EzgxV)

387 Posted by: Weirddave at August 18, 2016 12:12 AM (N8hFs)

Good, consistent football would help, for sure.

But there's more to it. The PC aspects, player turnover, BS rule changes, replay, the dink/ dunk passing game...

Thank God for deer season.

Posted by: Cooldawg at August 18, 2016 12:25 AM (CmVha)

388 cthulhu, but the San Joaquin Valley gay purple cockroach survived!! Doesn't that matter for anything?!?!?

Just kidding. Yeah, I love California, I always will, but at this stage... I. want. to. live. somewhere. else.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:25 AM (OKox0)

389 Funny how a persistent drought, stupid water use, and outright insane management of public lands can put together a disaster so much more impressive than anything attributable to nonexistent global warmening....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:23 AM (EzgxV)



Stupid is as stupid does.

Thanks, Jerry, for scotching that water infrastructure project in 1975! It's almost as if you didn't realize that California has multi-year droughts from time to time.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 12:26 AM (SRKgf)

390 Note to self: buy Clinton Cash graphic novel, read it in front of family and friends who vote Democrat.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:26 AM (ry4ab)

391 As the saying goes, what a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 12:22 AM (DW+jj) fnord (DW+jj)


It is the dawning of the Age of Herp-a-Derp, the age of Herp-a-Derp!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:27 AM (wB8Tg)

392 ..."Just wait until the passive-aggressive statements start coming out."
-Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at August 18, 2016 12:23 AM (1JnAL)

Don't care. Don't watch. I think I've been clear on this point. I'll leave this for all of the other Cleveland football fans to ponder.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:27 AM (6gk0M)

393 388 cthulhu, but the San Joaquin Valley gay purple cockroach survived!! Doesn't that matter for anything?!?!?
Just kidding. Yeah, I love California, I always will, but at this stage... I. want. to. live. somewhere. else.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:25 AM (OKox0)



Me too. Native Californian, lived everywhere, all over the globe, came back to California to die. But the liberals won't even let me do that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 12:28 AM (SRKgf)

394 379 cthulhu , I'm doing very well. How are you?
I just got back from a week at the Grand Canyon, God is the artist.
And normally I would rather poke a sharp stick in my eye than watch msnbc, but saw Maddow freaking out, and I did enjoy it, I must say.

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:28 AM (9plvG)

395 The bread is stale and the circuses have the same stupid acts.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:07 AM (ry4ab)

Huhhh?

Posted by: Kim Kardashian at August 18, 2016 12:29 AM (1JnAL)

396 Jay, yup.

For me personally at this stage, California is somewhere I'll always want to visit for a week or two at least once every year. But live here? No thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:29 AM (OKox0)

397
So they want to put the South on top, and right all the wrong over the years.

But not in the USA

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 12:29 AM (IqV8l)

398 390 Note to self: buy Clinton Cash graphic novel, read it in front of family and friends who vote Democrat.
Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:26 AM (ry4ab)



The Clinton Cash youtube clip is great, as is Dinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America." We watched it last night - it's powerful, and excellent.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 12:29 AM (SRKgf)

399 Huhhh?
Posted by: Kim Kardashian at August 18, 2016 12:29 AM


That's hot.

Posted by: Paris Hilton at August 18, 2016 12:29 AM (1JnAL)

400 Prayers sent for California!

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:30 AM (9plvG)

401 If you like drama, you will love RG3. As a Redskins fan, one of my fondest memories is the day they released him. Not any of the 5 Super Bowls I watched (on TV) them in. The day he was released. Why? The soap opera around the team went from "Knott's Landing" level to zero in one day.

I'm guessing that his banging a college junior named "NotRG3'SWife" isn't doing his rep any favors these days.

Just wait until the passive-aggressive statements start coming out.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at August 18, 2016 12:23 AM (1JnAL)



But RG3 was football drama. Browns fans are coming off Johnny Football drama. Arrogant overconfident partying rich kid that thinks he's the greatest thing ever that never bothered to improve and just went and partied. So what's the RG3 "drama" in Cleveland going to be. "Uh he's not that good and someone else should start." That's nothing compared to someone getting a "concussion" and then skipping out on a check up during the week to party in Vegas while disguised.

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 12:30 AM (bMG0w)

402 There's nothing wrong with California that couldn't be fixed by moving the government about 1100 miles West.

And erecting shore batteries in case any of them are *really* good swimmers.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:30 AM (wB8Tg)

403 And prayers sent for Louisiana!

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:31 AM (9plvG)

404 I made a joke about labiaplasty in the O-care thread, and that got me to researching that. It's honest scientific curiosity. Sweasies. No prurient interest at all.

Did you know some of those labia plastic surgeons make millions a year doing that. They're proud of their work and post wads of before and after pictures.

And I thought I'd seen big lips before, but damn, some of those poor women did have a real problem.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 12:31 AM (DW+jj)

405 395 The bread is stale and the circuses have the same stupid acts.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 18, 2016 12:07 AM (ry4ab)

Huhhh?
Posted by: Kim Kardashian at August 18, 2016 12:29 AM


I can't eat bread because of the carbs.

Oh, who the hell am I fooling, can I have a dozen loafs?

Posted by: Meghan McCain at August 18, 2016 12:31 AM (1JnAL)

406 "Thanks, Jerry, for scotching that water infrastructure project in 1975!
It's almost as if you didn't realize that California has multi-year
droughts from time to time."

And that Moonbeam brainstorm, "road diets". Slash spending on highways to force people to use mass transit. Oops! There's a big goddamn fire and the engines and crews are sitting stuck 20 miles away in a monster traffic jam.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 12:32 AM (noWW6)

407 Loaves.
Plural of loaf.

Posted by: navybrat at August 18, 2016 12:32 AM (w7KSn)

408 ..."And I thought I'd seen big lips before, but damn, some of those poor women did have a real problem."
-Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 12:31 AM (DW+jj)

The words "overstuffed roast-beef sandwich" come to mind.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:33 AM (6gk0M)

409 Football lost me when they said screw it and quit pretending they cared about the fans. First sign was what they did with Tebow. And as much as you can dislike Manziel, most of the fans wanted to see him play from the start , win or lose and if he crashed so be it. They announced to the fans before Manziel even stepped in the locker room , screw you. You get what we tell you you'll get and it ain't going to be Manziel.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 12:34 AM (MNgU2)

410 Don't care. Don't watch. I think I've been clear on this point. I'll leave this for all of the other Cleveland football fans to ponder.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:27 AM (6gk0M)

That's a good call.

Posted by: Ashle Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac at August 18, 2016 12:34 AM (1JnAL)

411 The words "overstuffed roast-beef sandwich" come to mind.


This may be the first time in my Hordeling career that I actually won't look the thing up.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 12:35 AM (mgbwf)

412 Joe Hallenback, even renowned liberal douchebag Chris Kluwe admitted Tebow got thrown out for being too outspoken about his faith.

Tells you something when even Kluwe can't miss the bias.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:36 AM (OKox0)

413 And that Moonbeam brainstorm, "road diets". Slash spending on highways to force people to use mass transit. Oops! There's a big goddamn fire and the engines and crews are sitting stuck 20 miles away in a monster traffic jam.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 12:32 AM (noWW6)



Jerry and his merry band of dickslapping liberal supporters should be placed on an "oxygen diet." Which consists solely of nitrogen gas.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 12:36 AM (SRKgf)

414 382 Don't laugh at that West Wing epsiode. That's a real thing, and British schools have adopted it, and the UN pushed it. There's also a "south up" movement, to start turning maps upside down.

You see we are north-centric, thinking the Northern hemisphere is "on top" and thus trampling the poor peoples of the Southern hemisphere. So they want to put the South on top, and right all the wrong over the years.

That silly projection used is an area-preserving cylindrical one. It greatly distorts shapes in order to preserve area.

As the saying goes, what a stupid time to be alive.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 12:22 AM (DW+jj)

Ah, the West Wing aka How Glorious The World Would Have Been Had W Never Been President.

Let's not forget though that it was Mass Effect's Illusive Man who was running the gov't - how else do you think he got all that funding for Cerberus?

Posted by: Thrawn at August 18, 2016 12:37 AM (cC/ZB)

415 And that Moonbeam brainstorm, "road diets". Slash spending on highways to force people to use mass transit. Oops! There's a big goddamn fire and the engines and crews are sitting stuck 20 miles away in a monster traffic jam.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 12:32 AM (noWW6)



The thing is that his father, Pat Brown, was a pretty good governor, and only the second Democrat governor in California history, before his turd son.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 12:38 AM (SRKgf)

416 Midnight dog walk until Rockford O'clock, I guess.
Or, as long as my foot can take it. Back after 0100 to lurk.

Posted by: Chi at August 18, 2016 12:38 AM (zMRv+)

417
The Constellations Are Sexist

by Leila A McNeil.

An independent researcher* with a focus on women and gender in the history of science. Her previous research has been based on popular medical texts for women, midwifery, and women's ways of knowing in Imperial Germany. Currently, she is working on literature and science in the 19th century and the gendered separation between public and elite science. She holds an MA in Literary Studies UT Dallas and an MA in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine U OK. Additionally, Leila is a curriculum developer and educator for race- and gender-based violence prevention education for youth.

*Wasted 12 years in college, now no one will hire her for a steady job.**

** A double Master's. So she TA'ed for -- 6 years? So sad.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 18, 2016 12:39 AM (kdS6q)

418 -Posted by: Thrawn at August 18, 2016 12:37 AM (cC/ZB)

"Would You, Kindly"...

-Bioshock

(The second one sucked)

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:39 AM (6gk0M)

419 Is it just me, or do you guys cringe when the divers in the Olympics come just way to close to the board, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:39 AM (9plvG)

420 it just me, or do you guys cringe when the divers in the Olympics come just way to close to the board, haha
Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:39 AM (9plvG)

Hell yes!

Posted by: Greg Louganis at August 18, 2016 12:40 AM (MNgU2)

421 ** A double Master's. So she TA'ed for -- 6 years? So sad.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 18, 2016 12:39 AM (kdS6q


Double masters = washed out of not one but two doctoral programs. Well done.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 12:41 AM (SRKgf)

422 I cringe, but ask myself: "What would Brian Boitano do?"

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:42 AM (6gk0M)

423 At least the Women's beach volley ball team got the Bronze. They lost the first set too.

Posted by: Greg Louganis at August 18, 2016 12:43 AM (MNgU2)

424
And I thought I'd seen big lips before, but damn, some of those poor women did have a real problem.
Posted by: publius
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Ace did a post here a year or so ago about a blog that was all pics of ugly lady parts. They were all very proud of their unattractive bits.

Thankfully, I can't remember the name of the place, but a few of the pics are seared into my memory.

Posted by: Chi at August 18, 2016 12:44 AM (zMRv+)

425 Just curious, would any of you trust a doctor named "Cat Begovic"?

He's in Beverly Hills, and is a labiaplastist to the stars. Desinger Vaginers, he does. Boobs and butts, too. Ab-oplasty, too.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 12:44 AM (DW+jj)

426 388
cthulhu, but the San Joaquin Valley gay purple cockroach survived!! Doesn't that matter for anything?!?!?



Just kidding. Yeah, I love California, I always will, but at this stage... I. want. to. live. somewhere. else.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:25 AM (OKox0)


I hit that stage, hard, over 3 years ago. I know, because I put together spreadsheets to evaluate where to go. The fiancee has finally become "relocation curious" -- and I sent her the spreadsheets and noted their timestamps. She knew I was frustrated and miserable and saw no future here [in California] for three years and just let me twist in the wind....including a bonus period of over a year when I burned down our IT infrastructure after learning about Ira's keylogger.

I haven't been totally wasting time -- I've been learning things and gaining capabilities....but it's not the same as taking those capabilities to factories and conquering market share.

But, most of all, I want to be far, far, far, far, far away from here. The bullshit primaries where they want to FORCE YOU to vote for one progressive fuckstick or another in the general; the wildly overwhelming number of illegal aliens in your grocery stores....not based on the numbers of languages you don't recognize, but on those you do; the number of STUPID UNECONOMIC projects that are added to the state debt that has to be paid by responsible taxpayers; making 'a degree' necessary for unrelated reasons while eroding technical competence in the granting of such in favor of the degree of indoctrination; continuing to pretend that CALPERS will make 7-8% when it makes 0-1% in real life, with an explicit guarantee that taxpayers will make up the difference.....

California will be looking to loot taxpayers for trillions of dollars in the near future, and anyone with the sense God gave a rock will either be (a) poor, or (b) expatriate when the bill comes due.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:44 AM (EzgxV)

427 423 At least the Women's beach volley ball team got the Bronze. They lost the first set too.

Posted by: Greg Louganis at August 18, 2016 12:43 AM (MNgU2



Maybe Walsh-Jennings should have asked the other US volleyball player from 2012 to join her instead.

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 12:44 AM (bMG0w)

428
Double masters = washed out of not one but two doctoral programs. Well done.
Posted by: Jay Guevara



Her Doctorial Review Boards -- plural -- were sexist.

And wouldn't stop laughing at her.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 18, 2016 12:46 AM (kdS6q)

429 Jewels, that's great that you got his friend over to give him a haircut. It's the little things that help a lot, I think.

Posted by: Alana at August 18, 2016 12:47 AM (ASfgM)

430 394
379 cthulhu , I'm doing very well. How are you?

I just got back from a week at the Grand Canyon, God is the artist.

And normally I would rather poke a sharp stick in my eye than watch
msnbc, but saw Maddow freaking out, and I did enjoy it, I must say.

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:28 AM (9plvG)


When we did our Vegas trip, we considered doing Bryce, Zion, and GC. Ended up doing Bryce and were very happy.....but we've come to suspect that each has its charms.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

431 An independent researcher* with a focus on women and gender in the history of science. Her previous research has been based on popular medical texts for women, midwifery, and women's ways of knowing in Imperial Germany. Currently, she is working on literature and science in the 19th century and the gendered separation between public and elite science. She holds an MA in Literary Studies UT Dallas and an MA in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine U OK. Additionally, Leila is a curriculum developer and educator for race- and gender-based violence prevention education for youth.


Allow me to translate.

"Independent researcher" = "unemployed"

"focus on women and gender in the history of science" = "washed out of serious science, and trying to recover some credibility"

"Her previous research has been based on popular medical texts for women, midwifery, and women's ways of knowing" = "trying to make stupid twat bullshit sound plausible in the total absence of evidence"

"she is working on literature and science in the 19th century and the gendered separation between public and elite science" = "she's now flailing away on laughable bullshit between coochology and actual science"

"She holds an MA in Literary Studies UT Dallas and an MA in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine U OK" = "she's a high school graduate"

"Leila is a curriculum developer and educator for race- and gender-based violence prevention education for youth" = "Leila is currently wasting her time in a futile effort to get the darkies not to kill each other, or to beat the shit out of their women"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 12:48 AM (SRKgf)

432 422 Slapweasel, hit his fucking head, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:48 AM (9plvG)

433 He's in Beverly Hills, and is a labiaplastist to the stars. Desinger Vaginers, he does. Boobs and butts, too. Ab-oplasty, too.
Posted by: publius
----
Possibly the guy who did the butt implant on Geraldo;s forehead?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2016 12:48 AM (yddCj)

434 ..."California will be looking to loot taxpayers for trillions of dollars in the near future, and anyone with the sense God gave a rock will either be (a) poor, or (b) expatriate when the bill comes due."
-Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:44 AM (EzgxV)

To think that Illinois is in even worse shape without the economic income of California?

Gee whiz, brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:49 AM (6gk0M)

435
Ok watching Rachael Maddow or however you spell it, she's unhinged hahaha
Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:13 AM (9plvG)
-------------------

Ooh ooh ooh, what's she doing?

I used to watch her for hahahas.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 12:50 AM (5o5ek)

436 Walsh-Jennings old partner was named Misty May Trainor I think, and she retired for good.

I seem to remember some story about them offering up their butts for W. to give a little good slap to back during the '08 Olympics. I think he declined.

But you know who would, don't you?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 12:50 AM (DW+jj)

437 -Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:48 AM (9plvG)

That was Greg Louganis, darlin'!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:51 AM (6gk0M)

438 California will be looking to loot taxpayers for trillions of dollars in the near future, and anyone with the sense God gave a rock will either be (a) poor, or (b) expatriate when the bill comes due.
Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:44 AM (EzgxV)

I have an idea that might solve this problem. Interested in investing in some Nevadian beachfront property?

Posted by: Lex Luthor at August 18, 2016 12:51 AM (cC/ZB)

439 cthulhu, exactly. Thanks for expressing it so much more clearly than I can.

One of the 'last straws' for me was a few years ago, when I walked into, for the very first time, a Northgate Gonzales supermarket. Now don't get me wrong, the store was clean and well-organized, all of the merchandise seemed quality, all recognized brands, and the customer service was good.

BUT. *Every* sign, I mean every one, was reversed from the usual that you see in California stores. Usually the English name is in big print, and the Spanish is in smaller print below. Not at Northgate Gonzalez; every sign was in Spanish first, with the English in smaller print below. And there *were* some signs with no English translation whatsoever.

No, the people weren't openly hostile there... but this 'little thing' sent me a message. And I didn't like it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:51 AM (OKox0)

440 430 cthulhu , Been to all, and they certainly do!
I am a Utah girl, and hubby and I did a little side trip on the way home to Las Vegas NV hell, and gotta say, Utah is one of the most beautiful places in this beautiful America!

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:52 AM (9plvG)

441 Two years. I'm giving myself two years in this state and then trying to get out.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 12:52 AM (FYrz1)

442 436 Walsh-Jennings old partner was named Misty May Trainor I think, and she retired for good.

I seem to remember some story about them offering up their butts for W. to give a little good slap to back during the '08 Olympics. I think he declined.

But you know who would, don't you?


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 12:50 AM (DW+jj)



I'm talking about the partner of her new partner though. They played eachother for the Gold in 2012 and after that is where she basically asked her to be the replacement. Perhaps she should have gone with the other one.

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 12:53 AM (bMG0w)

443 437 Slapweasel, oops, kind of drunk, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:53 AM (9plvG)

444 Colorado Alex, you want to escape from Colorado or from California?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:54 AM (OKox0)

445 And Misty May looked like she could crush my head with her thighs. And I would have died a happy man.

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 12:54 AM (bMG0w)

446 That makes two of us, lousagirl!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:54 AM (6gk0M)

447 I want to escape from Earth.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:55 AM (wB8Tg)

448 441 Two years. I'm giving myself two years in this state and then trying to get out.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 12:52 AM (FYrz1)

You can check out any time you like.
But you can never leave.

Posted by: Eagles - Hotel California at August 18, 2016 12:55 AM (cC/ZB)

449 "And Misty May looked like she could crush my head with her thighs. And I would have died a happy man."
-Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 12:54 AM (bMG0w)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:55 AM (6gk0M)

450 446 Slapweasel

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:56 AM (9plvG)

451 "And Misty May looked like she could crush my head with her thighs. And I would have died a happy man."
-Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 12:54 AM (bMG0w)



I used to say "she could poke my eye with her nipple. Owww! Now do the other one ..."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 12:57 AM (SRKgf)

452 417
*Wasted 12 years in college, now no one will hire her for a steady job.**

Leila is a curriculum developer and educator for race- and gender-based violence prevention education for youth.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 18, 2016 12:39 AM (kdS6q)


I think you must have missed the last part. We will be suffering from her efforts for a long time.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2016 12:57 AM (sdi6R)

453 I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

Posted by: Prof Farnsworth at August 18, 2016 12:58 AM (VdICR)

454 California is, by now, the woman Bob Dylan described in Don't Think Twice, It's All Right:

"I gave her my heart, but she wanted my soul."

Yeah, that's too much. Let's stay in touch, but we can't live together anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:58 AM (OKox0)

455 Qdpsteve,

Graduate school. I start a one year MS in Quantitative Economics program at California Lutheran in two weeks. I just dropped $900 on books.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 12:59 AM (FYrz1)

456 I should be careful with that joke. Professor Farnsworth immediately moves to Mars.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 18, 2016 01:00 AM (VdICR)

457 "I want to escape from Earth."
-Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 12:55 AM (wB8Tg)

You can either be the head of Hadley Industries or start a Go Fund Me page.

Wanna Take A Ride?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et4sMJP9FmM

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:01 AM (6gk0M)

458 454 California is, by now, the woman Bob Dylan described in Don't Think Twice, It's All Right:
"I gave her my heart, but she wanted my soul."
Yeah, that's too much. Let's stay in touch, but we can't live together anymore.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 12:58 AM (OKox0)



Why couldn't the liberals have picked, I dunno, NJ or ND or MS? Seriously, who would miss those states? No. They had to pick the state in this whole fucking country that had the most going for it, and fuck that up.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:01 AM (SRKgf)

459 Colorado Alex, ah! Good luck with that program, and at least you're in a still-'sane' part of California, i.e. Thousand Oaks.

I feel similarly about Orange County, which I am close to. The particular area I am in, has somehow managed to keep most of the urbanization/crazy SJW crapola at bay. But I don't know how much longer things can stay this way and I don't think I want to find out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 01:01 AM (OKox0)

460 Jay, I thought they already had NJ. ;-)

And there's talk nowadays about turning Utah blue. Hmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 01:02 AM (OKox0)

461 California also is easily in range of Chi-Com nukes, just sayin'.

btw, somebody upthread asked about when the 9-Dash-Line War would start. The answer, of course, is "who knows". I think sooner rather than later because a) its a nice way to deflect from internal problems and b) they're going to keep pushing until somebody (Japan, the US, combination of the two?) forcibly responds, and then everything will escalate from there.

Speaking of escalation, am I crazy to think that if *shudder* the Hill-dawg wins, she'll start a war just to show how "tough" she is?

Posted by: Thrawn at August 18, 2016 01:02 AM (cC/ZB)

462 *Hadden Industries.

Thanks, Budweiser. For all I be, this Bud's for me!

*clink!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:03 AM (6gk0M)

463 Qdpsteve,

I'm actually living north in Santa Paula. I'm renting a guest house on an avacado farm.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:03 AM (FYrz1)

464 I start a one year MS in Quantitative Economics program at California Lutheran in two weeks. I just dropped $900 on books.
Posted by: Colorado Alex
------------

Aha! A fellow Quant!

Posted by: John Derbyshire at August 18, 2016 01:04 AM (yddCj)

465 Colorado Alex, sounds nice! Like I said, you at least found a nice spot for your *temporary* stay. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 01:04 AM (OKox0)

466 460 Jay, I thought they already had NJ. ;-)
And there's talk nowadays about turning Utah blue. Hmmm...
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 01:02 AM (OKox0)



Yeah, they do. What does it take to satisfy them? Do they have to fuck the entire planet??

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:04 AM (SRKgf)

467 California also is easily in range of Chi-Com nukes, just sayin'.


So ... there's hope?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:05 AM (SRKgf)

468 Speaking of escalation, am I crazy to think that if *shudder* the Hill-dawg wins, she'll start a war just to show how "tough" she is?
Posted by: Thrawn


This is actually something that a lot of Bernie supporters used to talk about, and I think they had a good point.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 01:05 AM (OKox0)

469
am I crazy to think that if *shudder* the Hill-dawg wins, she'll start a war just to show how "tough" she is?
Posted by: Thrawn at August 18, 2016 01:02 AM (cC/ZB)
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No. I've been thinking that Hillary has a fantasy of being the female FDR.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:06 AM (5o5ek)

470 qdpsteve NV used to be a really cool place, low taxes and a very independent spirit, it's a big old mess now, and I've called it home for a long damn time, but hubby and I seriously thinking about leaving.
We both have great jobs, so that makes it tough to go, but for goodness sake, Harry Reid, ugg, you know how many times I voted against this butthole!!

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:06 AM (9plvG)

471 461
btw, somebody upthread asked about when the 9-Dash-Line War would start. The answer, of course, is "who knows". I think sooner rather than later because a) its a nice way to deflect from internal problems and b) they're going to keep pushing until somebody (Japan, the US, combination of the two?) forcibly responds, and then everything will escalate from there.
Posted by: Thrawn at August 18, 2016 01:02 AM (cC/ZB)


I saw an article in the WSJ today where they said that the Chinese believe they can win a short, sharp, decisive war.

Gee, where have we heard that before?

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2016 01:07 AM (sdi6R)

472 No. I've been thinking that Hillary has a fantasy of being the female FDR.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:06 AM (5o5ek)



Or Indira Gandhi. Or Golda Meir. Or Margaret Thatcher.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:07 AM (SRKgf)

473 Eh I gotta do my shoulder exercises and then stop moving my right arm. Sleep well, peeps who are not whacked out!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 18, 2016 01:07 AM (wB8Tg)

474
What was Rachel Maddow seizing about? See, I hope it was Trump, because I consider liberal seizures about Trump to be good indicators.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:08 AM (5o5ek)

475 "Yeah, they do. What does it take to satisfy them? Do they have to fuck the entire planet??"
-Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:04 AM (SRKgf)

Agent Smith was wrong about humanity in "The Matrix". He could have been speaking about Socialist "Progressives".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:08 AM (6gk0M)

476 Hillary has fantasies of being FDR, and doing Eleanor, I think.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 01:09 AM (DW+jj)

477 Thank Goodness reid's being helped out of office, cough cough, but our choices suck!

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:09 AM (9plvG)

478 G'Night, Merovign.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:10 AM (6gk0M)

479
Or Indira Gandhi. Or Golda Meir. Or Margaret Thatcher.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:07 AM (SRKgf)
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I should specify: she wants to be the female FDR domestically, too.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:10 AM (5o5ek)

480 lousagirl, you would know better than me, but your state of Nevada still looks redeemable to me. I've read Reid's never been that popular really inside of the state. And wouldn't Nevada's state assembly and senate still have a long way to go to become majority Dem?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 01:10 AM (OKox0)

481 434
..."California will be looking to loot taxpayers for trillions of
dollars in the near future, and anyone with the sense God gave a rock
will either be (a) poor, or (b) expatriate when the bill comes due."

-Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 12:44 AM (EzgxV)



To think that Illinois is in even worse shape without the economic income of California?



Gee whiz, brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 12:49 AM (6gk0M)


I bring your attention to https://www.auditor.ca.gov /pdfs/reports/2014-001.1.pdf .

Note on page 3 that they identify four reasons we shouldn't believe a fuckin' word of what they're telling us. Note that page 6 begins an "Independent Auditor's Report" that is signed on page 7 by "JOHN F. COLLINS II, CPA / Deputy State Auditor" for the California State Auditor....who is, like, totes independent of the State that issues his paycheck -- or his absent bosses'.

Everything is political, every dollar is fraud and froth, every bit of accountability is frittered away in bullshit -- and, yet, if you actually want to DO anything, you'll have sixteen inspectors shoved up your ass post-haste.

California was at its greatest when people came here because they could create an SR-71, an Intel Pentium, a HP-41, or a Mustang.....there is nothing left of that.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

482 I should specify: she wants to be the female FDR domestically, too.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:10 AM (5o5ek)



Do we have enough batteries for that? Alert Eveready to go into 24//7 production!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:11 AM (SRKgf)

483
Leila is a curriculum developer and educator for race- and gender-based violence prevention education for youth.

I think you must have missed the last part. We will be suffering from her efforts for a long time.
Posted by: rickl



Anyone can be a "curriculum developer" just by declaring they are such and releasing a reading list and sample unit titles. Heck, you can be one if you need to pad out your resume.

Doesn't mean anyone has to pay the slightest bit of attention to the curriculum you developed. Note how she omits any mention of whom she developed for or who implemented me plan. That's the give away.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 18, 2016 01:12 AM (kdS6q)

484 474 Iforgot, oh yes it was Trump, she's convinced all us right wingers are just crazy and should be put down. She didn't use those words exactly, but I got the gist, kinda strange considering hillary has this in the bag...

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:13 AM (9plvG)

485 Qdpsteve,

Yeah, the place is nice (except for the damn ants) and the landlord is a good guy. It's quiet, I have space for my hobby, and the rent isn't bad. The only downsides are the lack of a washer/dryer and the long drive in to campus. Luckily classes are 7-10 at night, so I'll avoid most of the traffic hassles.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:13 AM (FYrz1)

486 I was reading a review of the new "Ben-Hur."

It sounds like they bought the name and didn't follow the book at all.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 17, 2016 10:23 PM (4+VII)


No need to remake it. The one with Charlton Heston stands the test of time. And I know that was a remake, but the original was in black and white, silent, and on celluloid film stock. The newer technology made the Heston film much more accessible than the original.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2016 01:14 AM (oqkO3)

487 "I've been thinking that Hillary has a fantasy of being the female FDR."

In fairness, she is most of the way to the wheelchair stage.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 01:14 AM (noWW6)

488 419
Is it just me, or do you guys cringe when the divers in the Olympics come just way to close to the board, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 12:39 AM (9plvG)


Could be worse, could be that elite Japanese pole vaulter who lost because his boner hit a wobbling bar and knocked it off. He got all of the joy of a kick in the pants and being disqualified at the same time.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:15 AM (HalrA)

489 480 qdpsteve Yes we have really good conservative areas of the state, but then there's frikkin Vegas, uggggg.
I'm truthfully just sick of the heat and all the crazy liberals that moved from California after they destroyed it, and are getting close to ruining NV also

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:16 AM (9plvG)

490 "In fairness, she is most of the way to the wheelchair stage."
-Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 01:14 AM (noWW6)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:17 AM (6gk0M)

491 476 Hillary has fantasies of being FDR, and doing Eleanor, I think.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 01:09 AM (DW+jj)



Didn't she claim to talk to her ghost in the Whitehouse?

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 01:17 AM (bMG0w)

492 but for goodness sake, Harry Reid, ugg, you know how many times I voted against this butthole!!

He who votes decides nothing; He who counts the votes decide everything ...

Posted by: Some guy named Jughashvili ... at August 18, 2016 01:17 AM (AoK0a)

493 But RG3 was football drama. Browns fans are coming off Johnny Football drama. Arrogant overconfident partying rich kid that thinks he's the greatest thing ever that never bothered to improve and just went and partied. So what's the RG3 "drama" in Cleveland going to be. "Uh he's not that good and someone else should start." That's nothing compared to someone getting a "concussion" and then skipping out on a check up during the week to party in Vegas while disguised.
Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 12:30 AM (bMG0w)


Nope.

He plays the race card in every hand. Not directly, but he has his sycophants/reporters he feeds info to in the media that will do the playing and he will just smile and say "no comment".

He will rip the team apart. One of his more famous quotes was "it's hard to do extraordinary things with ordinary people".

He just filed for divorce from his wife the other day, and already has a tat for his new girlfriend.

RG3 was put into the NFL's concussion protocol by an NFL doctor last preseason. He then went out and did a press conference saying he didn't know why he was in the program because he didn't have a concussion. Two days later, the NFL's doctor wouldnt release him from the NFL concussion program because he had a concussion.

He may not party like Manziel, but he can douche it up with the best.

Posted by: Ashle Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac at August 18, 2016 01:17 AM (1JnAL)

494 California was at its greatest when people came here because they could create an SR-71, an Intel Pentium, a HP-41, or a Mustang.....there is nothing left of that.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)



At its zenith, California attracted the misfits: the people who were too talented, too intelligent, too ambitious, too constrained socially. Or those who were too useless, too stupid, too worthless, BUT also too constrained socially.

In short, it was a microcosm of the U.S. - the best and the worst came here. The problem, in both cases, is that the worst, the most useless worthless people, came to dominate the politics of the place, because we extended the franchise much too far.

The irony is that the worthless people, who now insist on their right to express their views electorally, would be better off if they weren't accorded that right.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:17 AM (SRKgf)

495 -Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

Could you tinyurl that for me? I removed the spaces and got this:

https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/reports/2014-001.1.pdf%20.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:18 AM (6gk0M)

496
And what an interesting new use for "me" I appear to have discovered while focused on double-checking the use of whom/who.

Let just say "her" might work a tad better in that sentence.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 18, 2016 01:18 AM (kdS6q)

497 Two years. I'm giving myself two years in this state and then trying to get out.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 12:52 AM (FYrz1)

Why waste two years of your life??

Just come to Texas now.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:18 AM (Idu2i)

498 At its zenith, California attracted the misfits: the
people who were too talented, too intelligent, too ambitious, too
constrained socially. Or those who were too useless, too stupid, too
worthless, BUT also too constrained socially.



In short, it was a microcosm of the U.S. - the best and the worst
came here. The problem, in both cases, is that the worst, the most
useless worthless people, came to dominate the politics of the place,
because we extended the franchise much too far.



The irony is that the worthless people, who now insist on their
right to express their views electorally, would be better off if they
weren't accorded that right.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:17 AM (SRKgf)


Those who can, do. Those who can't get jobs with the government.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:19 AM (HalrA)

499 488 Cato, oh my :/

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:19 AM (9plvG)

500
kinda strange considering hillary has this in the bag...
Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:13 AM (9plvG)
----------------------

Heheheh.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:20 AM (5o5ek)

501 lousagirl, understood :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2016 01:21 AM (OKox0)

502 448
441 Two years. I'm giving myself two years in this state and then trying to get out.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 12:52 AM (FYrz1)



You can check out any time you like.

But you can never leave.

Posted by: Eagles - Hotel California at August 18, 2016 12:55 AM (cC/ZB)


Speaking of which.....California demands you use the 540-NR for your final year in the state. It subjects all income from 1/1/XX to 12/31/XX to the state income tax.....but allows deductions only for items "attributable to your time in the state", which they interpret in a wildly rapacious manner. Let's say your W-2 earnings were only in the first six months of the year -- 100% of your earnings would be taxed, but only 1/2 of your withheld amounts would be allowed. 100% of your rental income would be allowed, but only 1/2 of your property taxes....it amounts to a giant robbery and "fuck you" on your way out-of-state. Research, plan, and execute accordingly.

It should also be noted that California regularly claims that you are a California resident for a number of years after you "beat feet" out-of-state.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:21 AM (EzgxV)

503 No matter where the South is always on the bottom.

Posted by: Bavaria at August 18, 2016 01:22 AM (49IcX)

504 Bed for me. G'nite all. Don't burn the place down while I'm sleeping.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 18, 2016 01:22 AM (N8hFs)

505
He just filed for divorce from his wife the other day, and already has a tat for his new girlfriend.

RG3 was put into the NFL's concussion protocol by an NFL doctor last preseason. He then went out and did a press conference saying he didn't know why he was in the program because he didn't have a concussion. Two days later, the NFL's doctor wouldnt release him from the NFL concussion program because he had a concussion.

He may not party like Manziel, but he can douche it up with the best.

Posted by: Ashle Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac at August 18, 2016 01:17 AM (1JnAL)



Ok, tough call. But you know, at least he actually did do something when he was on the field for that one season. And he hasn't gotten into a fight with his drunk girlfriend while driving on the interstate and getting pulled over by the cops.

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 01:22 AM (bMG0w)

506 G'Night, Weirddave.

Thank You!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:23 AM (6gk0M)

507 Why waste two years of your life??

Just come to Texas now.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:18 AM (Idu2i)


Grad school, and then a year of work for my company down in San Diego, hopefully.

Eventually I want to get to Texas, but I figure I'll need to pay my dues elsewhere first. My nightmare scenario is that the only work available is on the East Coast. In that case I'll probably start looking for acreage to buy that I can work on fixing up so that ten years down the road I'll have a compound ready for me.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:23 AM (FYrz1)

508 Ok, but just one more beer, damn you morons!

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:24 AM (9plvG)

509
In fairness, she is most of the way to the wheelchair stage.
Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 01:14 AM (noWW6)
----------------

Good one! She also has the faithless marriage, although in hers she's the cuckold.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:24 AM (5o5ek)

510 I'm truthfully just sick of the heat and all the
crazy liberals that moved from California after they destroyed it, and
are getting close to ruining NV also

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:16 AM (9plvG)


Same phenomenon on the East Coast. All of the New Yorkers that ruined New York started moving to Florida in the late 70s/early 80s and have now got the state on the tipping point of sliding into pure bedlam thanks to boneheaded Leftist or RINO governance for much of that period.

Lefties are like parasites. Once a host is supporting as many as it can possibly support without dying (or is in the process of slowly dying), they move outward and start colonizing someone else.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:25 AM (HalrA)

511 kinda strange considering hillary has this in the bag...

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:13 AM (9plvG)

Totally disagree.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:25 AM (Idu2i)

512 while focused on double-checking the use of whom/who.


Crash course (which I gave to my kids): any preposition + who = whom. "Of whom" "by whom" "to whom" "with whom" "about whom" etc.

That takes care of indirect objects. Any direct object - i.e., the recipient of action - also takes "whom."

Shorter version: if it's not "who" or "whose," it's "whom."

Simple, really.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:26 AM (SRKgf)

513 510 Cato, yes, it's sad

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:26 AM (9plvG)

514 Grad school, and then a year of work for my company down in San Diego, hopefully.



Eventually I want to get to Texas, but I figure I'll need to pay my
dues elsewhere first. My nightmare scenario is that the only work
available is on the East Coast. In that case I'll probably start
looking for acreage to buy that I can work on fixing up so that ten
years down the road I'll have a compound ready for me.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:23 AM (FYrz1)


What do you do? There's a lot of jobs in Texas. You can find almost anything here, somewhere.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:26 AM (HalrA)

515 Cockroaches they are.

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 18, 2016 01:26 AM (49IcX)

516 511 Country Boy, I was being a smartass

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:27 AM (9plvG)

517 Crash course (which I gave to my kids): any preposition + who = whom. "Of whom" "by whom" "to whom" "with whom" "about whom" etc.

That takes care of indirect objects. Any direct object - i.e., the recipient of action - also takes "whom."

Shorter version: if it's not "who" or "whose," it's "whom."

Simple, really.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:26 AM (SRKgf)



But what if your "whom" chooses to identify as a "what?"

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 01:27 AM (bMG0w)

518 Same phenomenon on the East Coast. All of the New Yorkers that ruined New York started moving to Florida in the late 70s/early 80s and have now got the state on the tipping point of sliding into pure bedlam thanks to boneheaded Leftist or RINO governance for much of that period.
Lefties are like parasites. Once a host is supporting as many as it can possibly support without dying (or is in the process of slowly dying), they move outward and start colonizing someone else.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:25 AM (HalrA)



Ah, the "California effect." California used to be a stalwart conservative state, more so than, e.g., AZ or TX is now. But the climate, and the economic opportunities changed that, and made us into a national joke.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:28 AM (SRKgf)

519 What do you do? There's a lot of jobs in Texas. You can find almost anything here, somewhere.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:26 AM (HalrA)


I was a defense contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton teaching intelligence analysis on Fort Carson. The company let me take a year-long leave of absence to attend grad school in quantitative economics. I'm hoping to find work with Booz after I graduate, and they have a very big office in San Diego.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:28 AM (FYrz1)

520 "Crash course (which I gave to my kids): any preposition + who = whom. "Of whom" "by whom" "to whom" "with whom" "about whom" etc.

That takes care of indirect objects. Any direct object - i.e., the recipient of action - also takes "whom."

Shorter version: if it's not "who" or "whose," it's "whom."

Simple, really.
"
-Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:26 AM (SRKgf)

Nicely played, Good Sir!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:28 AM (6gk0M)

521 513
510 Cato, yes, it's sad

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:26 AM (9plvG)


And a big part of why I moved to Texas. Thanks to how they've buggered the economy (no oil drilling, no more heavy industry, everything is retail and tourism now), I had to leave to find decent work (not customer service, I'm burned out for life on that), and I had a friend in Texas with a job I could do.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:29 AM (HalrA)

522 Eventually I want to get to Texas, but I figure I'll need to pay my dues elsewhere first. My nightmare scenario is that the only work available is on the East Coast. In that case I'll probably start looking for acreage to buy that I can work on fixing up so that ten years down the road I'll have a compound ready for me.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:23 AM (FYrz1)

A young guy like you should have no problem getting a job in Texas.

Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, even that liberal shithole Austin. Plenty of opportunities here. No need to cut your teeth elsewhere.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:30 AM (Idu2i)

523 Ok, my dog is hacking up a fur ball, just wtf? And I have commented way to much tonite. God Bless all, gotta hit the hay

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:30 AM (9plvG)

524
Totally disagree.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:25 AM (Idu2i)
---------------------

Are you going to watch the debates? I don't think I can. Too nail-bitey.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:31 AM (5o5ek)

525 Country Boy, I was being a smartass

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:27 AM (9plvG)

Ok sorry!!

Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:31 AM (Idu2i)

526 521 Cato, Good luck!!

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:31 AM (9plvG)

527 G'Night, lousagirl!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:32 AM (6gk0M)

528
495
-Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)



Could you tinyurl that for me? I removed the spaces and got this:



https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/reports/2014-001.1.pdf%20.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:18 AM (6gk0M)


Just knock the %20 off the end.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

529 The problem is that the defense gigs, especially for my background, are mostly Fort Hood, which I refuse to ever move to. My goal is to get onto the contract analyst/cost analyst/data science stuff with Booz, get some experience, and then try to parlay that into something else in Texas. Unfortunately I've tried finding work in Texas but had no luck, which is part of the reason that I ended up here in California in grad school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:32 AM (FYrz1)

530 I was a defense contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton teaching intelligence analysis on Fort Carson. The company let me take a year-long leave of absence to attend grad school in quantitative economics. I'm hoping to find work with Booz after I graduate, and they have a very big office in San Diego.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:28 AM (FYrz1)

They have two offices each in Houston and San Antonio.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:33 AM (Idu2i)

531 I know, but no bites when I applied. Trust me, I've been down this road for the past nine months.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (FYrz1)

532 I was a defense contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton
teaching intelligence analysis on Fort Carson. The company let me take a
year-long leave of absence to attend grad school in quantitative
economics. I'm hoping to find work with Booz after I graduate, and they
have a very big office in San Diego.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:28 AM (FYrz1)


That's some really fancy stuff. If you're working for a big financial firm with that kind of degree, probably Dallas, maybe Houston.

If you want to teach, we've got some elite schools. If you get in with AM, let me know and I'll buy you a beer. I'm a local to Aggieland.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (HalrA)

533 Yeah, there was something about Hillary channeling the ghost of Eleanor for advice on her great struggle for the Womyns. Or something.

The best WH ghost stories involve Lincoln's ghost. Churchill claims to have seen it. He took a bath in the Lincoln bedroom (this was pre Truman Renovation) bath, then walked back in the main room buck naked (but with a cigar, I'm sure). And he likely wasn't exactly sober, either.

He said there stood Lincoln's ghost at the fireplace. He said, "Good evening, Mr. President. You seem to have me at quite a disadvantage." He said Lincoln just smiled and faded away.

Some damn queen, of the Netherlands back then was at the WH during that time period, maybe before WWII, and said she heard on knock on the door staying in the Lincoln bedroom. She opened, and there stood Lincoln's ghost, she claimed. She screamed and fainted.

As late as Reagan, I think it was Maureen Reagan who claimed another sighting of Lincoln's ghost somewhere.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (DW+jj)

534 Eventually I want to get to Texas

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:23 AM (FYrz1)


I'm faced with the dilemma: whether to go for the unpleasant political or meteorological conditions? I thought I'd live out my remaining days in California, but apparently the liberals and other shitheads won't let me do that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (SRKgf)

535 Totally disagree.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:25 AM (Idu2i)
---------------------

Are you going to watch the debates? I don't think I can. Too nail-bitey.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:31 AM (5o5ek)

Oh hell yes. Might even take the night off so I can. And drink all the way through them.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (Idu2i)

536 527 Night Slapweasel, good talking to you. Now I'm really out of here, got to work early in the AM

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (9plvG)

537 ok back from the movie
did chavez go to the hospital??

Posted by: chemjeff at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (uAvJJ)

538 I know, but no bites when I applied. Trust me, I've been down this road for the past nine months.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (FYrz1)

I don't know anything about Quantitative Economics, but seems like you could get a job at a hedge fund with a background like that. Plenty of those in Uptown Dallas.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:37 AM (Idu2i)

539 I'm faced with the dilemma: whether to go for the unpleasant political or meteorological conditions? I thought I'd live out my remaining days in California, but apparently the liberals and other shitheads won't let me do that.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (SRKgf)


I'm pissed that they've ruined so much of Colorado. I'd say go with meteorological conditions. Bad weather usually isn't gunning for you personally. Except in Colorado, where hail damaged my car four days before I was to start my move here.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:38 AM (FYrz1)

540 Shorter version: if it's not "who" or "whose," it's "whom."

Simple, really.
Posted by: Jay Guevara
-------------------

I cold have told you that.

Posted by: Horton at August 18, 2016 01:38 AM (9mTYi)

541 -Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

Thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:38 AM (6gk0M)

542 526
521 Cato, Good luck!!

Posted by: lousagirl at August 18, 2016 01:31 AM (9plvG)


Already had it. That was 3 years ago. I got a good job, drive a much better car, and might actually own my own home sometime in the foreseeable future. Everything about Texas is just plain better. If you've got the locusts invading your state, don't stick around for it. It never ends well, just sell out while prices are high, line up a job elsewhere, and bolt.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:39 AM (HalrA)

543 I don't know anything about Quantitative Economics, but seems like you could get a job at a hedge fund with a background like that. Plenty of those in Uptown Dallas.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:37 AM (Idu2i)


It's possible. The program is really geared towards supporting the financial sectors. However, I'm trying to find work that allows me to keep my clearance.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:39 AM (FYrz1)

544 497
Two years. I'm giving myself two years in this state and then trying to get out.



Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 12:52 AM (FYrz1)



Why waste two years of your life??



Just come to Texas now.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 01:18 AM (Idu2i)


Texas is good, but obvious. There are tons of people fleeing blue states to Texas today (many of whom are blue-state dain bramaged). While I'd love to have started living in Texas five years ago, there are currently better opportunities elsewhere.....because they are not flooded by people who are only now learning about how unfucked things are in Texas. Nashville/Chattanooga/Knoxville/Hickory/Winston-Salem is a whole swath of undervalued nice.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)

545 Good night, all. Big day tomorrow.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 01:40 AM (5o5ek)

546
288 Maetenblog has no new content since yesterday.

Man put in eight long years feeding the Horde. He deserves the ONT equivalent of the Order of the Red Banner and a dacha.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 18, 2016 01:40 AM (FtrY1)

547 Tennessee is another nice option. My goal is to get to a point where by the time I'm 40 I have 20 acres some where and can work from home.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:41 AM (FYrz1)

548 G'Night, iforgot.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:42 AM (6gk0M)

549 Nashville/Chattanooga/Knoxville/Hickory/Winston-Salem is a whole swath of undervalued nice.


Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)


I can vouch for Knoxville as undervalued and nice, but from my family's experience (being displaced Tennesseeans originally), it can be very hard to find work there. There's a reason we never went back, despite the fact that my family's got deep roots there.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:42 AM (HalrA)

550 537
ok back from the movie
did chavez go to the hospital??


Posted by: chemjeff at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (uAvJJ)


Went off the radar. We can only hope and pray.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV)

551 541
-Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)



Thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:38 AM (6gk0



A "thanks" from you will always gladden my heart, though I know not what I did.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:46 AM (EzgxV)

552 "Tennessee is another nice option. My goal is to get to a point where by the time I'm 40 I have 20 acres some where and can work from home."
-Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:41 AM (FYrz1)

I agree, whole-heartedly. Being in NorthEast Ohio, I've come to hate the snow. The cost-of-living is about the same, (+.09%), and the scenery is better.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:46 AM (6gk0M)

553 I'm faced with the dilemma: whether to go for the
unpleasant political or meteorological conditions? I thought I'd live
out my remaining days in California, but apparently the liberals and
other shitheads won't let me do that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 18, 2016 01:34 AM (SRKgf)


ProTip from a lifelong resident of the subtropics: Unpleasant political conditions can make your life miserable no matter where you are. Unpleasant meteorological conditions can be avoided by staying inside, on your computer, and talking to the people that live in the box.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 01:49 AM (HalrA)

554 546


288 Maetenblog has no new content since yesterday.



Man put in eight long years feeding the Horde. He deserves the ONT equivalent of the Order of the Red Banner and a dacha.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 18, 2016 01:40 AM (FtrY1)



IMHO, Maet deserves some untidy slob Elder God name-checking him with a status update on the ONT nightly, or reasonable facsimile thereof. It's not like it'll kill traffic here.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

555 It was a "thanks!" for allowing me to download the .pdf for the independent evaluation of California's finances.

I'm in no state to look it over tonight, but I can evaluate its value in the coming days.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:50 AM (6gk0M)

556 Want to feel really old?

Teens react to the Nintendo Entertainment System.

https://youtu.be/bDOZbvE01Fk

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 01:53 AM (bMG0w)

557 It is either my distance from my wi-fi or that ONT Spock .gif that is slowing-down my "refresh".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 01:56 AM (6gk0M)

558 547
Tennessee is another nice option. My goal is to get to a point where by
the time I'm 40 I have 20 acres some where and can work from home.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:41 AM (FYrz1)


There is a lot to like about Central/Eastern Tennessee. My screen eliminated Arkansas mainly because of tornadoes -- everyone thinks they're mostly in Oklahoma.....Arkansas has lovely countryside and is dirt cheap.

There is, however, another problem with eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee.....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:56 AM (EzgxV)

559 Just knock the %20 off the end.
Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

20 per cent! You're taking the bread out of my children's mouth.

Posted by: Native New Yorker at August 18, 2016 01:57 AM (brIR5)

560 Colorado Alex,

Have you considered Huntsville? (the one in UA?)

Posted by: Native New Yorker at August 18, 2016 01:59 AM (brIR5)

561 D&D runner has a series for first-time DMs.

https://youtu.be/e-YZvLUXcR8

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 18, 2016 01:59 AM (VdICR)

562 559
Just knock the %20 off the end.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)



20 per cent! You're taking the bread out of my children's mouth.

Posted by: Native New Yorker at August 18, 2016 01:57 AM (brIR5)


Buy twice as much, we'll take 40% off!!!

Posted by: Chinese slave labor at August 18, 2016 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

563 556
Want to feel really old?



Teens react to the Nintendo Entertainment System.



https://youtu.be/bDOZbvE01Fk

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 01:53 AM (bMG0w)


Ah, Nintendo. While other kids were out trying to impress each other and pretend to be cool, I was learning to fix controllers that my brother threw into the wall.

Who knew that'd set me on a very long and circuitous path to IT?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 18, 2016 02:03 AM (HalrA)

564 Have you considered Huntsville? (the one in UA?)
Posted by: Native New Yorker at August 18, 2016 01:59 AM (brIR5)



Not a fan of Alabama. It's not horrible, just not the place I want to settle down.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 02:05 AM (FYrz1)

565 "Want to feel really old?

Teens react to the Nintendo Entertainment System.
"

https://youtu.be/bDOZbvE01Fk

-Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 01:53 AM (bMG0w)

I feel really old every time I try to stand-up on my backyard-football battered knees.

I still remember when eight-tracks were introduced to automobiles.

I ordered .33 RPM records and Light-Bright pegs through the mail.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:05 AM (6gk0M)

566 Read the first and last 50 comments. Good enough to get the gist of the evening, right? Good ONT, WeirdDave who's gone to bed - close to Maetenloch in depth, breadth, and length.

Great Indoors - maybe they put all the good stuff into the promo, but I was amused. LOL'd at the bear eating the service animal.

Milady got to the ONT before I did tonight. She told me I have to quit complimenting her on her world-class culinary skills, because, sexist. I complimented her on her nice truck. (Seriously, though, world class.)

Last night I complained about my tablet and someone suggested it might be a dying battery. I think it's the charger, because when I swapped mine for Milady's, things seemed to be fine. I'd compliment her on her excellent work digging out the warranty and ordering a replacement charger for me, but that might be sexist.

That's my report, worth twice what you paid for it, minus taxes.

Posted by: mindful webworker - waltzing with words at August 18, 2016 02:09 AM (tu/2g)

567 564
Have you considered Huntsville? (the one in UA?)

Posted by: Native New Yorker at August 18, 2016 01:59 AM (brIR5)







Not a fan of Alabama. It's not horrible, just not the place I want to settle down.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 02:05 AM (FYrz1)


There are some perfectly lovely, nice, good climate, local amenities, nice infrastructure, businesses thrive.....and the fiancee turns-up her nose because they have insufficient smug. To me, this is a virtue.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 02:10 AM (EzgxV)

568 I had a "Pong" system in the late Seventies. I can't remember which one. The Atari 2600 was the shit!.

...until Pac Man.

*bonk-bonk-bonk*

There is no wonder why they buried the "E.T." cartridges in the desert, either. I played that game and it was a bag of boners, all the way down.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:11 AM (6gk0M)

569 Its kind of funny to watch them try to take on Mike Tyson's Punch-Out

https://youtu.be/tnoIUyCp3dk

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 02:11 AM (bMG0w)

570 Custer's Revenge was the game full of boners IIRC. Some say it's the game that killed the Atari consoles. When the first Nintendo came out (years later) they demanded a "seal of quality" before they'd even allow a game to be published

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 02:16 AM (6FqZa)

571 20 per cent! You're taking the bread out of my children's mouth.
---
your children are fat little piggy bastards who could do with less bread in their diets...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 18, 2016 02:18 AM (sUQ21)

572
There are some perfectly lovely, nice, good climate, local amenities, nice infrastructure, businesses thrive.....and the fiancee turns-up her nose because they have insufficient smug. To me, this is a virtue.
Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 02:10 AM (EzgxV)


Like I said... it's not horrible. It's just not a place that I have any interest in settling down in.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 02:18 AM (FYrz1)

573 Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 02:10 AM (EzgxV)

But there's a university in Huntsville, right? So there's still plenty of smug.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 18, 2016 02:18 AM (uAvJJ)

574 I saw Bag of Boners open for Tawney Peaks at Mercury Hall in 2004.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 18, 2016 02:20 AM (VdICR)

575 You want some Eighties stuff?

(Nobody said that, but there's this...)

Scritti Politti, Perfect way:

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

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:21 AM (6gk0M)

576 and the fiancee turns-up her nose because they have insufficient smug.

It's a different kind of smug. The SES sitting on a tractor on his play farm, vs, the guy who goes out every day and works 300 acres of corn, soybeans or cotton.

Posted by: Native New Yorker at August 18, 2016 02:22 AM (brIR5)

577 the biggest problem i have with the South is humidity...

i'm a desert boi, and love the Santa Anas when they come to SoCal.

but living here as a free man, as opposed to a criminal, due to our insane gun laws is likely to force the issue on us, and she's a native too.

we know someone here who has a house for sale in Sugar Land Tx.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 18, 2016 02:23 AM (sUQ21)

578 "here" as in Lost Angels, not AoSHQ

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 18, 2016 02:24 AM (sUQ21)

579 550; going this morning.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 18, 2016 02:26 AM (KP5rU)

580 Here's another Eighties video that I forgot about until a few years ago. Broad is "hipster" before it was cool and I hate the nose-chain... You read that correctly. A chain going from her nose to her ear. *ugh*

...but I loved the tune because I was a "romantic".

I fell for "those movies" because I was young and dumb.

*NO!* ...Dont want to fall in love!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWd__w5UWVc

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:32 AM (6gk0M)

581 575
You want some Eighties stuff?



(Nobody said that, but there's this...)



Scritti Politti, Perfect way:



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

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:21 AM (6gk0M)


A little hint of totalitarianism -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7qCaCcfjXg

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)

582 ..."going this morning."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 18, 2016 02:26 AM (KP5rU)

Great Googly-Moogly, you surly little bastard. Hie thy to thine local physician, you penis-bleeding idiot.

Nobody wants to miss-out on your next line of vitriol, shithead.

#Hordelove

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:37 AM (6gk0M)

583
It's a different kind of smug. The SES sitting on a tractor on his play farm, vs, the guy who goes out every day and works 300 acres of corn, soybeans or cotton

Or the guy who had a low badge number at Intergraph, and got out before they tumbled.

Posted by: Shai Dorsai! at August 18, 2016 02:40 AM (brIR5)

584 ok good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at August 18, 2016 02:43 AM (uAvJJ)

585 -Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)

*HAH!*

Totally Tubular Eighties!

I see you and raise you one "And She Was" by Talking Heads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmaVK1E-VKQ

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:44 AM (6gk0M)

586 G'Night, chemjeff.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:45 AM (6gk0M)

587 Here's an awesome bit of Scritti-Pollitti going "ghetto" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7fnyFOlCmI -- the guy's name is Green Gartside and he's from Leeds.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 02:46 AM (EzgxV)

588 575
You want some Eighties stuff?



(Nobody said that, but there's this...)



Scritti Politti, Perfect way:



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

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:21 AM (6gk0M)


As an aside, I love this song -- and own far too many of the group's albums.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 02:48 AM (EzgxV)

589 Scritti Politti is Italian for "Political Writing".

I wish I knew more Latin. That is the base for the greater of the Romance Languages, not to mention scientific studies.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:49 AM (6gk0M)

590 585
-Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)



*HAH!*



Totally Tubular Eighties!



I see you and raise you one "And She Was" by Talking Heads:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmaVK1E-VKQ

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:44 AM (6gk0M)


Much better -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FJ8x6wnZy8

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 02:51 AM (EzgxV)

591 That is not much better! The title deserves a standing ovation, but the rest is merely Restaurant Quality.

Props for "B-Side" excellence, but I'll take Pat Benetar over that ant day.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:56 AM (6gk0M)

592 *any*, even.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 02:57 AM (6gk0M)

593 Yes; I have insomnia again. Sigh

Thanks for the ONT, WeirdDave

The google eyes purple squid is cute.

Am praying for Donna's BIL, Jewell's husband and Chavez the hugo, I'll just add the the chorus that Chavez the Hugo needs to go to the ER.

The accent on the man talking about the bees attacking the drunk or drugged couple was so strong I couldn't understand everything he said. Did I mention I love to hear how people talk from different parts of the country?

The feminists who think everything is sexist are crazy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 02:59 AM (6HqlZ)

594 One of the most misunderstood lyrics of all-time...

...appropriate after a FenelonSpoke post:

Kyrie Eleison:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NDjt4FzFWY

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 03:02 AM (6gk0M)

595 Oksana the vaulter evidently had to continue on with her training and had to continue making Olympic teams because her little three year old boy was sick and she needed money for medicine.

So even though I'm not a judge in the Olympics I'm giving her the gold medal for the effort.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2016 03:06 AM (mfo3v)

596 My buddy, (who attended mass weekly), swore that it was "Carry a Laser"... lol. He had higher grades than I and graduated Top-Ten in our class.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 03:07 AM (6gk0M)

597 Carry a laser down the road that I must travel...

Makes sense. You should always be prepared in case the robot apocalypse occurs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 03:12 AM (FYrz1)

598 We saw this tour -- about 5 rows up from PG's workstation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCYXL86rdug.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 03:14 AM (EzgxV)

599 FenelonSpoke:

Get thee to the doc and inquire about the availability of Quietapine Fumarate. I have had terrible insomnia for two decades. Well I did, until I started taking a quarter tablet of this every night. Knocks me flat.


Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2016 03:18 AM (mfo3v)

600 Scritti Politti is Italian for "Political Writing".

I wish I knew more Latin. That is the base for the greater of the Romance Languages, not to mention scientific studies.

Posted by: Slapweasel

You can pretty much fake your way through law school if you took Latin in high school

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2016 03:21 AM (mfo3v)

601 594
One of the most misunderstood lyrics of all-time...



...appropriate after a FenelonSpoke post:



Kyrie Eleison:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NDjt4FzFWY

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 03:02 AM (6gk0M)


Nice choice, but what's so difficult about "Kyrie Eleison"?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 03:22 AM (EzgxV)

602 Want to feel really old?

Teens react to the Nintendo Entertainment System.

https://youtu.be/bDOZbvE01Fk
Posted by: buzzion

Would be funnier if it was Hitler. "Mein Fuhrer, Steiner . . ."

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2016 03:26 AM (mfo3v)

603 600
Scritti Politti is Italian for "Political Writing".



I wish I knew more Latin. That is the base for the greater of the Romance Languages, not to mention scientific studies.



Posted by: Slapweasel



You can pretty much fake your way through law school if you took Latin in high school

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2016 03:21 AM (mfo3v)


Spanish/Portuguese/Italian/Latin/Romanian are extremely close to the same thing. If you know one well, you can eavesdrop on the others.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 03:27 AM (EzgxV)

604 Lord have mercy, carry a laser.

I need to pack it in, but before I go, the good ol' Daily Mail. It always has news you can use. Did you know the Olympic cyclist women don't shave their pubes? It's bad. The hair protects against "saddle soreness" from the friction and rubbing.

http://tinyurl.com/z57b48m

The poor gals on the Brit team had male coaches and they were sort of afraid to tell the women about it. They feared it would be sexism or harassment.

And I swear my interest in this is not prurient It's all genuine scientific stuff. And my caring heart.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 03:30 AM (DW+jj)

605 "Nice choice, but what's so difficult about "Kyrie Eleison"?"
-Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 03:22 AM (EzgxV)

What's so difficult about shutting your pie-hole and understanding that we "Lesser-Beings" didn't get it at age seventeen?

Rule #1. Never try to please an Elder Diety from the Necronomicon.


Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 03:30 AM (6gk0M)

606
605
"Nice choice, but what's so difficult about "Kyrie Eleison"?"

-Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 03:22 AM (EzgxV)



What's so difficult about shutting your pie-hole and understanding that we "Lesser-Beings" didn't get it at age seventeen?



Rule #1. Never try to please an Elder Diety from the Necronomicon.







Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 03:30 AM (6gk0M)


Rule #2 -- appreciate those Slapweasels, wherever you might find them. My world is better, whenever you're in it.

But the literal translation of "Kyrie Eleison" is, "Lord, have mercy." It ain't like it's subtle -- it's just Greek.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 03:36 AM (EzgxV)

607 ..."Did you know the Olympic cyclist women don't shave their pubes? It's bad. The hair protects against "saddle soreness" from the friction and rubbing."

Just let me say that I'd buy the nude calendar.

I'd also like to ask you to Get Off My Lawn and why do you like twelve-year-old-looking vaginas?

If you are a mature woman, I'd like to be on your lawn, by invite only.

Cue-balls need not apply.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 03:36 AM (6gk0M)

608 Spanish/Portuguese/Italian/Latin/Romanian are extremely close to the same thing. If you know one well, you can eavesdrop on the others.

Posted by: cthulhu

True, though for me in Law School it was more like having learned the Latin word for something in HS, I could pick out that root word in the middle of the many phrases that I ran into in Law School,and quickly choose the correct one among many.

Possibly a distinction without a difference.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2016 03:36 AM (mfo3v)

609 I thought it was just a great song by Tears for Fears.

Not having ever been to a Latin Mass when I was a kid.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2016 03:39 AM (mfo3v)

610
608
Spanish/Portuguese/Italian/Latin/Romanian are extremely close to the
same thing. If you know one well, you can eavesdrop on the others.



Posted by: cthulhu



True, though for me in Law School it was more like having learned
the Latin word for something in HS, I could pick out that root word in
the middle of the many phrases that I ran into in Law School,and quickly
choose the correct one among many.



Possibly a distinction without a difference.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2016 03:36 AM (mfo3v)


You might note the absence of "French" from my list. I don't know where they went astray.....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 03:39 AM (EzgxV)

611 Actually, I'm pan-pube. I can go either way and all in between, depending. :-)

Now, 'bout this 12-yr old thing:

How about 12-yr old armpits and legs. Naturally, with no intervention, they'd all be very hairy after puberty. So, one could say that shaved pits and legs look prepubescent, too.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 03:47 AM (DW+jj)

612 I was going to say something negative, but I'm learning how to take a compliment.

Those of us who have been onstage, in front of live audiences know how to pick-out a kiss-ass while the rest of the crowd moans.

You probably know me better than most, cooth. I'm still a cut-throat typist, at heart. I'd rather disembowel than praise.

Underneath, I am following God's Word and becoming a better Human Being. I find His love in sympathy, empathy and prayer.

I am not as witty as others think, including you. I simply own a keyboard and I have read many books as a child.

...as a child.

My vitriol get me in trouble, but no longer in jail. I am grateful for that.

When I read the writings of The Horde, I am humbled. That's why I keep coming back here.

-I don't Math too good.
-I don't Science too good.
-I don't Read so good.
-I don't Bible too good.

Just because I've read Charlotte's Web and Animal Farm; and I've seen every episode of SouthPark doesn't make me a "genius" of any sort.

I am just a guy with a keyboard who cannot sleep at times.

My only "talent" is knowing how to spell words.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 03:58 AM (6gk0M)

613 ..."How about 12-yr old armpits and legs. Naturally, with no intervention, they'd all be very hairy after puberty. So, one could say that shaved pits and legs look prepubescent, too."
-Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 18, 2016 03:47 AM (DW+jj)

*sigh*

You kids are horrible.

My lawn is not your fucking playground.

Off---->

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 04:05 AM (6gk0M)

614 Now that I am sufficiently cantankerous, please forgive my absence.

I've got to lug this laptop and all its accessories into the house.

I'm going to "drift-off", dreaming of untrimmed bushes and "Miss Playboy 1980".

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 04:09 AM (6gk0M)

615 /me pokes thread with a long stick...

is this thing dead?

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 18, 2016 04:10 AM (sUQ21)

616

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 03:58 AM (6gk0M)

List among your other sterling qualities that you are most beloved among those here -- for whatever stupid reasons.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 04:11 AM (EzgxV)

617 My lawn is not your fucking playground.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 18, 2016 04:05 AM (6gk0M)


I like playgrounds.

Posted by: Joey Choo-Choo In A Kiddie Swing Seat at August 18, 2016 04:12 AM (o+O5j)

618
615
/me pokes thread with a long stick...

is this thing dead?


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 18, 2016 04:10 AM (sUQ21)



There needs to be some informal rule that the thread cannot be apprised as dead within the time it takes to do a bathroom break from the prior post.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 04:13 AM (EzgxV)

619 I have to sleep more, not a lot more just more.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2016 04:16 AM (bksJQ)

620 481
California was at its greatest when people came here because they could create an SR-71, an Intel Pentium, a HP-41, or a Mustang.....there is nothing left of that.
Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)


Well, today there's the Falcon 9, but point taken. That might be the last gasp of the old California.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2016 04:18 AM (sdi6R)

621 I saw the tour BEFORE this -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-63BqKsu1E -- when he toured with a percussionist and a mime.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 04:23 AM (EzgxV)

622 Ha! The internet never forgets! -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOCSvFbqJWg

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 04:28 AM (EzgxV)

623 An ersatz Yes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzxZzIiO84Y

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 04:54 AM (EzgxV)

624 Boy, this is a good post:

http://bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/2016/08/looking-in-right-direction.html

Takeaway quote:

The organized crime families of the pre-World War II era were actually a force for order in certain ways. They did rule their illegal bastions -- liquor and prostitution, mainly -- with an iron fist, such that each family's "turf" was deemed inviolable by the other families or any other force, but in the enforcement of those accommodations they confined the violence to "contestants only." Their leaders understood that the providers of their profits would turn against them were they to cease being a tolerable source of illegal but valued pleasures and become a bloody pox upon the cities where they flourished.

The Ruling Elite doesn't fret over such possibilities. Its members believe themselves not only above the law but immune to correction.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2016 04:58 AM (sdi6R)

625 Why it's ersatz -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ.




Incidentally, I lived for some years in the shadow of William S. Hart -- who was a silent film star doomed by talkies.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 05:00 AM (EzgxV)

626 I saw these guys -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIpfWORQWhU -- Berlin, and The Fixx at the Santa Barbara County Bowl once upon a time......

Posted by: cthulhu at August 18, 2016 05:03 AM (EzgxV)

627 'Morning, my pretties.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:10 AM (0e24x)

628 Nice ONT, OB. Thanks for an inside look at how you do it. We know it's not as easy as you make it sound.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:11 AM (0e24x)

629 Half an hour later...So nice to see everyone else's insomnia has been cured.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:42 AM (0e24x)

630 Have a smile.

Woman Photographs Black Shelter Cats to Help Them Get Adopted.

http://tinyurl.com/h9jxgzs

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:46 AM (0e24x)

631 Vic! Wake up! Thirteen minutes till news time.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:46 AM (0e24x)

632 OMG! I'm the only person left on earth!

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:48 AM (0e24x)

633 631
Vic! Wake up! Thirteen minutes till news time.


Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:46 AM (0e24x)

I am standing by for the dump. Have a big one today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 05:53 AM (mpXpK)

634 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 05:53 AM (mpXpK)

Well, thank dog there's at least one other person still breathing. Standing by.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:54 AM (0e24x)

635 Vic, I hope the dump contains news of the swimmers detained in Rio. That story has more questions than answers right now.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:55 AM (0e24x)

636 Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, August 18, 2016. On this day in 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, thus guaranteeing women's right to vote. And to quote Tector Crites of Judge Roy Bean fame of this era:


Looking back, we had, in the person of Teddy Roosevelt, the finest President in the history of this country. He had the spirit and determination that matched the times and the land. Then the women got the vote, and everything went to hell. While our boys was overseas fighting the Kaiser, the women got Prohibition put in. Drinking and gambling and whoring were declared unlawful. All those things which come natural to men became crimes.


The writers were slightly off here. Prohibition in TX was approved in 1919 and the federal amendment went into effect in January of 1920. Both before women got the right to vote. At the polls that is. And Teddy Roosevelt was President from 1901 until 1909. The US entered WWI in 1917 and it was over by Nov of 1918. Long before the women got vote. But this did make a good sound bite and most movie go'ers don't know shit about history anyway.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

637 Rio police pull the two swimmers who said they were robbed from the flight home for questioning. It looks like their stories do not add up. It also looks like Rio authorities, unlike the US, take a dim view of false charges. Note that other news sources report that Loche is already back home so obviously he was not detained.


http://tinyurl.com/z8p632d

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

638 Trump throws some red meat to conservatives on Hannity last night at a town hall meeting. First he blasted Obama on his conduct of the war against ISIS and then he repeated his call for "vetting" of immigrants from muzzie lands (which is not happening now because it simply is not possible). He blasted Scankles for her war in Libya "which accomplished nothing".


http://tinyurl.com/zl3wcnu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

639 A farmer and 16 cows have been killed by gas fumes from a manure holding tank in WI. I suspect it was Hydrogen Sulfide that we were discussing several days ago. That gas is highly toxic and the normal "rotten egg" smell that accompanies it was probably overridden by the cow manure smell so the farmer would not recognize it. This emphasizes the need for being careful. If you ever open something that has been closed up for a while and get that rotten egg smell you need to either close it back up or evacuate immediately. This stuff will kill you dead dead dead.


http://tinyurl.com/hludw2o

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

640 Yesterday I made a comment in one of the threads that yes, we were getting setup for a repeat of the 2008/2009 real estate/banking collapse because we have returned to the same conditions. We have the feds once again pushing banks via CRA to loan to unqualified borrowers and a real estate bubble in the same locations like CA. Here is a prime example. Eve Plumb (Jan of The Brady Bunch) bought an 850 sq ft home in Malibu in 1969 when she was 11 years old for $55,000. She sold it last week for $3.9M. No 850 sf house is worth $3.9M and these kinds of prices can not be sustainable.


http://tinyurl.com/zepx4jr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

641 And the far left hits back; Piss Mathews tells Democrats vote for Scankles or don't vote at all. Good, don't vote at all. I expect a drop-off of Democrat voters. There was in the last election and I expect a bigger one this time.


http://tinyurl.com/zkfy6mp

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

642 Gun owners in MA are protesting the unconstitutional and illegal gun control actions performed by their far left AG. I have a recommendation for them, vote with your feet and bail out of that failed State. But if you are an economic liberal voting gun owner don't come to the South.


http://tinyurl.com/jpyppyb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

643 630 Have a smile.

Woman Photographs Black Shelter Cats to Help Them Get Adopted.

http://tinyurl.com/h9jxgzs
Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 05:46 AM (0e24x)
.....................
I have had 3 solid black cats and I still miss them.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at August 18, 2016 06:00 AM (07YWD)

644 A Syrian "refugee" describes the US vetting process for him and his 17 relatives all who were allowed in the US. US authorities relied solely on his and his family's word. Some vetting huh?


For nearly two years, Mahmoud and his extended family of 17 lived in an Egyptian camp for refugees, experiencing first-hand the U.S. process for vetting Syrian refugees for admission into America.


Snip


They are living in a nondescript motel just north of the city (L.A.) which they said they cannot afford, but were told moving out of Los Angeles County into a cheaper area could jeopardize their settlement benefits.



So yes, immediately on the welfare rolls. And I suspect Faux willowed through a number of these "refugees" to arrive at this family as the best they could find.


http://tinyurl.com/zpjqdjj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

645 US flags are a "liability" on fire trucks in Poughkeepsie, NY.


http://tinyurl.com/zhyknza

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

646
Fox details how tech giants are laying off hundreds of thousands of workers, with more cuts coming. They do not ask how this is rationalized with these same companies getting H1b visas because they can not find workers in the US.


http://tinyurl.com/zepol8t

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

647 Target has been forced to eat their surrender to Obama on bathroom policy because it is killing their business. They don't admit that but they have said they will install private bathrooms in all their stores. They should send an open letter to the WaTi thanking Obama for all that added expense from his illegal order.


http://tinyurl.com/z5xozwa

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

648 Taylor Swift is donating $1M to LA flood relief and she is not even from LA. Good on her.


http://tinyurl.com/zjvuytb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

649 Another good looking teacher charged with having sex with her students. What is it with these women? Shit, go to a nice bar cage a few drinks off of some guy, and take him home if you need sex that bad.


http://tinyurl.com/zuph962

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

650 Fox needs to hire some new headline writers for its web page. Here is the link/headline:

SANCTUARY' BACKFIRE? Program to deport criminal illegal immigrants falls flat


Here is the story, it basically says we are not deporting shit. There is no "backfire to it". It is intentional Choom policy.


http://tinyurl.com/j7md7v8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

651 Clintons' bogus charity hacked??? One can only hope.


http://tinyurl.com/z5ed46f

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

652 Early review of the new Ben Hur movie. This critic did not like it but he did like the earlier Charlton Heston movie which he described as "homo-erotic". Funny, I don't remember any of that and I have watched that movie enumerable times. And I am damn sure that Lew Wallace was not a homo. I had heard this movie was not so hot. Also I generally think remakes don't live up to the originals, but I see Roma Downey is involved with this movie. So this may be better than I originally thought.


http://tinyurl.com/zq2nbvs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

653 Merkel is insane and she thinks her citizens are stupid. Has she been taking lessons from the Choom?


http://tinyurl.com/j5k46un

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

654 An Air Force major is under "investigation" for having a bible on his desk following a complaint by yet another militant atheist organization. When are officials going to tell these people to ESAD when they come up with this crap?


http://tinyurl.com/j2e6vdm

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

655 Unbelievable! Liberal foundations have pledged donations of $100M to the BLM thugs. This over and above the $33M that Soros has given them.


http://tinyurl.com/j29aavq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

656
Illegal alien jacks a car and throws 91 year old woman from it while driving away. I hope our unindicted felon of a President is happy.


http://tinyurl.com/hfa46ym

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

657
Scankles doesn't like Breitbart news. hahahahahaha.


http://tinyurl.com/jdeeuxh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

658 Here's some more of that "great vetting" that Choom extolled.


http://tinyurl.com/zgqp4pp

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

659 Communist Scankles is still running on her tax the hell out the rich plan. She says she doesn't need a tax cut. Of course not. She is writing off $1M in income for donations to herself via that Charity scam. I wish I could do that. I would never have to pay the government another cent. I would have a Vic's charity scam where I was the CEO and CFO and paid myself $950,000 a year. (95% of the charity). The other $50,000 would go to victims of Democrat Hate Defense League. A new 501-c3 tax-exempt help group I would create.


http://tinyurl.com/h26l8qr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

660 Faux RNCe shill attacks BB news.


http://tinyurl.com/zs5boky

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

661 Heritage fires back at the lying corrupt Al Bore on the LA floods.


http://tinyurl.com/h88yt75

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

662 Yet another study shows that the US welfare system causes child poverty by penalizing marriage. Both economists Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams have been saying this for decades, as well as a ton of other economists who are not tied to the government subsidy racket.


http://tinyurl.com/hwfbvfz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

663 Obama is using his pen and phone to unilaterally increase the death tax by eliminating deductions. No MFM coverage of this at all.


http://tinyurl.com/zzcnept

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

664 IBD: Brexit fear mongers were FOS (or words to that effect).


http://tinyurl.com/gnnnjmd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

665 Get ready for another driver for massive inflation as Obama is now going to war with the trucking industry to halt the non-existent AGW fraud. With pen and phone of course.


http://tinyurl.com/j5cy2w4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:07 AM (mpXpK)

666 And finally, Dodge is bringing back two of its classics from the days of the bad-ass muscle cars. The Challenger A/T and the Charger Daytona (no huge spoiler though). Both are available with the 485HP Hemi, or if you don't have the big bucks for the car and the insurance you can get them with the more sedate 375HP engine. But I would still miss the sound of that carter 4 barrel cutting in when you put it to the floor. I think there are no more cars available with a carburetor because of the fascist EPA rules.


http://tinyurl.com/h44jtke

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:07 AM (mpXpK)

667 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/h66oy9k


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:07 AM (mpXpK)

668 663
Obama is using his pen and phone to unilaterally increase the death tax
by eliminating deductions. No MFM coverage of this at all.


http://tinyurl.com/zzcnept



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:06 AM (mpXpK)
*** Tell me again why we're paying outlandish salaries to our do-nothing Congress.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:08 AM (0e24x)

669 The Rio story is going to get messy. Brazilian authorities claim they have evidence that the items claimed stolen were in the possession of our athletes when they cleared security back into the Olympic village.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:09 AM (0e24x)

670 Well, looks like it's just you and me, Vic.

We really have to stop meeting like this. The horde is going to get suspicious.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:13 AM (0e24x)

671 So, apropos of nothing, I finally located my boat box yesterday, with fire extinguisher, lifejacket and registration. Haven't gotten the hull wet yet this year because I couldn't go out without the dog. Today's the day. This old broad is launching "Bob". Fair warning to the towboats.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:15 AM (0e24x)

672 671
So, apropos of nothing, I finally located my boat box yesterday, with
fire extinguisher, lifejacket and registration. Haven't gotten the hull
wet yet this year because I couldn't go out without the dog. Today's the
day. This old broad is launching "Bob". Fair warning to the towboats.


Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:15 AM (0e24x)

I almost bought a boat when I retired. I had to give up golf due to an injury to my left elbow and I figured I could go back to fishing. The I found out how much the county here was going to hit me up for property taxes and tags for the boat, trailer, and motor.

We have the highest taxes in the country on cars and boats here. I decided that I would do w/o a boat.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:20 AM (mpXpK)

673 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:20 AM (mpXpK)

I get away pretty cheaply. "Bob" is a twelve-foot Lund with a 9.9 hp Mercury Pro-Kicker motor. It only costs me $32 to register it and another $12 for the trailer. No property tax per se.

$44 and I'm on the water. Of course, it's not exactly the QE2 but it goes like a scared jackrabbit with just me in it.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:24 AM (0e24x)

674 I was looking at a 12 ft jon boat with a 5 hp mercury and a trailor. My property taxes alone were going to be about $600/year. And that was not including tags and registration.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:27 AM (mpXpK)

675 That 9.9 hp Mercury (many lakes have a less-than-ten-horsepower restriction) was originally designed to be an aux engine for bigger boats. I re-propped it with a steeper pitch and it's all the power the boat can handle.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:28 AM (0e24x)

676 Just another reason to move to WY.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:28 AM (mpXpK)

677 G'mornin' Horde !
Which seems to actually be g'mornin' Vic and creeper ....
Thanks for the news as always, Vic.

Re #639:
I used to have to take a day-long hydrogen sulfide (H2S) safety class every other year, and one thing I remember was the lousy "warning properties" it had .... easily detectable at very low concentrations, but concentrations high enough to be dangerous actually numb your nose so you only smell it once, and then ....
Summed up; leave immediately ! If you must fix the problem, come back wearing full self-contained breather pack.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 18, 2016 06:29 AM (Z8DIA)

678 675
That 9.9 hp Mercury (many lakes have a less-than-ten-horsepower
restriction) was originally designed to be an aux engine for bigger
boats. I re-propped it with a steeper pitch and it's all the power the
boat can handle.


Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:28 AM (0e24x)

10 hp on a 12 ft boat is a little much

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:29 AM (mpXpK)

679 Good grief, Vic! That's insane. I also have a sixteen-foot flatboat with a 40 hp Mercury on it and even that one only costs $32...the same as the baby boat.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:30 AM (0e24x)

680 677 Summed up; leave immediately ! If you must fix the problem, come back wearing full self-contained breather pack.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 18, 2016 06:29 AM (Z8DIA)

Yup, I had to qualify void opener in the Navy and it was strictly for that reason. The ship had previously experienced several deaths due to hydrogen sulfide poisoning.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:32 AM (mpXpK)

681 10 hp on a 12 ft boat is a little much


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:29 AM (mpXpK)
**** You noticed. It started out with a 7.5 pull-start motor. When the pull-start got balky I decided to upgrade to the 9.9. A local boat manufacturer re-did the transom. There's enough aluminum back there now to build a 747. I swear you could hang a 150 horse engine on it and the transom would hold up. Never mind that you'd sink the boat.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:33 AM (0e24x)

682 677 Summed up; leave immediately ! If you must fix the problem, come back wearing full self-contained breather pack.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 18, 2016 06:29 AM (Z8DIA)


We would take up a Red Devil Blower and an elephant trunk to ventilate the space. Also rope off the area surrounding the opening to keep people out.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:37 AM (mpXpK)

683 681 I swear you could hang a 150 horse engine on it and the transom would hold up. Never mind that you'd sink the boat.


Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:33 AM (0e24x)

LOL, red hot grandma in a racing boat. All you Miami cigarette boats look out, Creeper is coming.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:39 AM (mpXpK)

684 was looking at a 12 ft jon boat with a 5 hp mercury and a trailor. My property taxes alone were going to be about $600/year. And that was not including tags and registration. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

Are you saying a rig like that - which I'm guessing brand new might cost $3, 000 would cost $600 a year in property taxes in SC?

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 06:42 AM (ZnIt3)

685 Morning everyone.

Guess today we get the sneak preview showings of Ben-Hur 2016. A movie 90 minutes shorter than Charlton Heston's 11 Academy Award winning version that cost $100 million to make and has renamed Judah's mother Miriam Naomi with Morgan Freeman as Sheik Ilderim.

Luckily I'll be at work the whole weekend. May this movie sink like a Greek pirate galley caught in the ram of Quintus Arius' ship.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 06:44 AM (wg0zd)

686 684 Are you saying a rig like that - which I'm guessing brand new might cost $3, 000 would cost $600 a year in property taxes in SC?

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 06:42 AM (ZnIt3)

It was brand new and yeah, I am thinking it was around $3,000 before taxes and title. And yes, As I recall my taxes the first year would be around $600. They should go down as it gets older, but if it is like my truck it would be slow and level out. I am currently paying $75/year property tax on a 1996 F-150.

They have supposedly reduced the property taxes on vehicles after numerous complaints, but they did not touch boats. They did the property tax "reduction" by jacking up the sales tax.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:47 AM (mpXpK)

687 Oh, and that was in my county. It may be lower in other counties.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:48 AM (mpXpK)

688 Vic, you're not confusing property tax with sales tax, are you? I just can't imagine $600 to register a jonboat.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:49 AM (0e24x)

689 685 Luckily I'll be at work the whole weekend. May this
movie sink like a Greek pirate galley caught in the ram of Quintus
Arius' ship.


Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 06:44 AM (wg0zd)

Did you see the review I linked above?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:50 AM (mpXpK)

690 "How To Get 80 Shirts"

...And now she's roaming the country shooting everyone who sent her a shirt.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 18, 2016 06:52 AM (QdAXQ)

691 @654 Vic, it isn't "yet another" militant atheist. It's, as the AFA guys say, "Just Mikey." I think it's great that he's found a mission in life. Needs a head pat.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 18, 2016 06:52 AM (tIja6)

692 688
Vic, you're not confusing property tax with sales tax, are you? I just can't imagine $600 to register a jonboat.


Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:49 AM (0e24x)

No, we have to pay annual property tax on on all boats, cars, trailers, and boat engines here. Sales tax is a one shot deal at 10.5% where that boat store was located.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:53 AM (mpXpK)

693 They have supposedly reduced the property taxes on vehicles after numerous complaints, but they did not touch boats. They did the property tax "reduction" by jacking up the sales tax. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

Damn. Thanks for the info. I have a son setting up residence in SC, so there's a bit of a draw to retire there, but I want a boat.

And I'm not going to pay $6, 000 a year In property tax to own a Boston Whaler. Insanity. Tax it once, on purchase. Then leave it alone.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 06:54 AM (ZnIt3)

694 691
@654 Vic, it isn't "yet another" militant atheist. It's, as the AFA guys
say, "Just Mikey." I think it's great that he's found a mission in
life. Needs a head pat.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 18, 2016 06:52 AM (tIja6)

I thought that article names some organization. You mean the organization is only one guy?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:54 AM (mpXpK)

695 Vic, you make me grateful that I live in Iowa.

And now to go plaster these $32 stickers on the boat. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2016 06:56 AM (0e24x)

696 The black cat photos are adorable. Thanks, Creeper.
I have a black cat right now and have had several others in the past.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 06:57 AM (6HqlZ)

697 693 And I'm not going to pay $6, 000 a year In property
tax to own a Boston Whaler. Insanity. Tax it once, on purchase. Then
leave it alone.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 06:54 AM (ZnIt3)

I don't think it would go that high. But I do know one guy who is paying over $1,000 a year on his boat, engine, and trailer. The best thing to do is call the county tax office where you ate thinking of moving and ask them how much the annual property taxes would be. The amount differs from county to county.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:57 AM (mpXpK)

698 Vic I stopped after the guy only mentions Gore Vidal's name as screenwriter. Gore twisted the brotherly love between Judah and Messala into something outrageous because it got him press and pricked the powers that be in the movie industry.

And if I want silly British accents, will merely watch Life of Brian. Anyway must scoot, work calls.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 18, 2016 06:58 AM (wg0zd)

699 Morning all

I don't give a rat's ass about the US Swimmers not allowed out of Brazil

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 07:03 AM (zp+j1)

700 Wifey is up now. Time to go do some morning chores. Be back shortly.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 07:03 AM (mpXpK)

701 Nope, nor do I.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 18, 2016 07:09 AM (Z8DIA)

702 Mikey Weinstein has a following, a support group if you will, but it is a one-man show like so many liberal sideshows. He's the one with the missionary zeal against...missionary zeal. It's highly unlikely his movement will outlive him.

Ergo, his will be a well-received obituary, in some circles.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 18, 2016 07:09 AM (tIja6)

703 The story about the 4 year old Arkansas girl horribly abused and who thought her name was "Idiot" is just ghastly. I am a peaceful person but I feel and incredible anger towards those people and wouldn't mind them being locked up forever. It often seems that in these stories if the real father is gone the live in boyfriend often abuses and the mother does nothing because-boyfriend and she also participates in the abuse.,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 07:12 AM (6HqlZ)

704 Early review of the new Ben Hur movie. This critic did not like it but he did like the earlier Charlton Heston movie which he described as "homo-erotic".


Dollars to donuts, Vic, that critic was riffing off of the loathsome Gore Vidal, who was one of the screenwriters on BH and bragged in later years about his dialogue; that he intended to portray that Judah and Messala had been gay lovers and how his oh-so-subtle signaling went right over poor, dumb Charlton Heston's head.

BTW, thanks for those who've e-mailed asking about my absence. I'm really only lurking sporadically now, because I am, frankly, much too depressed to hang out and post, or, in fact, do much of anything except crawl in bed and pull the covers over me.

Here's a between-takes shot from BH, with Heston and co-star Haya Harareet:

http://goo.gl/b7suFs


Anyway, there's my contribution to the day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 18, 2016 07:14 AM (X6fMO)

705 EMT up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 07:14 AM (mpXpK)

706 I am, frankly, much too depressed to hang out and post, or, in fact, do much of anything except crawl in bed and pull the covers over me.

Have you seen about medication for depression?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 07:17 AM (6HqlZ)

707 Anyway, there's my contribution to the day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 18, 2016 07:14 AM (X6fMO)

Ah, one of my wife's heart throbs. And a "real conservative" too.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 07:17 AM (mpXpK)

708 Haya Harareet had some curves didn't she.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 07:22 AM (mpXpK)

709 Guess I can close up this thread now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 07:36 AM (mpXpK)

710 Target has been forced to eat their surrender to Obama on bathroom policy because it is killing their business. They don't admit that but they have said they will install private bathrooms in all their stores. They should send an open letter to the WaTi thanking Obama for all that added expense from his illegal order.


http://tinyurl.com/z5xozwa

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)


Target is not walking back it's policy. Perverts are still free to use the women's bathrooms, and changing rooms in order to oggle little girls.

The correct response would have been a heartfelt apology for alienating so many of their customers, reversing their pedo-friendly policy, and restricting grown men from using women's changing rooms.

Nothing has changed, and I'm still not reconsidering my personal boycott of Target.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 18, 2016 07:40 AM (C7Ccr)

711 New thread?

Posted by: Septuagenarian benchrest shooter at August 19, 2016 07:12 PM (+ArN8)

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