Thursday Overnight Open Thread (12/8/16) I Phoned It In Edition

Sometimes reality (aka "the job") interferes with the ONT creation process.


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How do you say Don Draper in Finnish? Quite the advertising slogan.


An unwilling tourist, Adolf Hoffmeister and his guide to being a refugee. Remarkable and interesting man.

In 1939, Adolf Hoffmeister (August 15 1902 – July 24 1973) emigrated from his native Czechoslovakia to Paris, a city he had fallen for after his first visit in 1922. It was on that trip he forswore his legal career and vowed to be an artist. When France fell to the Nazis, Hoffmeister, an avid anti-fascist, was arrested and jailed in Paris’s La Santé prison – an episode he would recall in Vezeni (1969) – and later transported to Southern France and Morocco, where he was incarcerated in the Ain El Ourak concentration camp.


Shit over substance. Justin Bieber possible Grammy Winner. David Bowie Not. Why the ONT doesn't care for Top 40 crap.


Tonight's Musical Interlude


RIP Greg Lake




An atheist's view on Christmas. Adam Corolla talks about Christmas and the American anti-Christmas culture. NSFW-Language-Muslim bash


The ONT thinks you could switch the word, Christmas with Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, or any other traditional holidy and it would apply to the $5^2 *!*#! people he talks about.

Do you want to feel safe or do you want to feel good?That's a damn silly question. Here's hoping that General "Mad Dog" Mattis rips this piece of crap up on January 20, 2017 shortly after Trump is sworn in.

For example, as of 2015, only the Department of State and USAID Civil Services were more diverse in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity than the Federal workforce as a whole. When comparing the agencies' workforces to their leadership personnel (Senior Executive Service (SES) or its equivalent), all agencies' leadership staffs were less diverse than their respective workforces in terms of gender, and all but DOD enlisted personnel and USAID Civil Service had less diverse leadership in terms of race and ethnicity.

The ONT doesn't cover the entertainment industry on any regular basis. Amy Schumer in talks to play Babe The Pig Barbie.


“Barbie” is a global brand power house with sales of over $3 billion dollars worldwide. Barbie has taken on more than 150 roles through her more than 50 years as a doll, including princess, president, mermaid and movie star.
And now an obnoxious big mouth tubbykinz who won't leave the U.S.A.

It also goes to show you that original thoughts and ideas in Hollywood are pretty much non-existent. A movie about a doll that has been around for decades?


Go caroling with The Group. Eggnog Valu-Rite and fruit cake provided for platinum members and/or those who can sing in the key of E Minor.

Lack of supervision led to tonight's Genius Award Winner

The Feel Good Story of The Day


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by the Moron Charter School.

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 I have a rotary phone.

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2016 09:58 PM (DrCtv)

2 Mis Hum, with the ont, at the hq.

Posted by: Bete celebrating at December 08, 2016 09:58 PM (F9322)

3
Halftime.


I aint cold no mo....

Posted by: fixerupper - freezing my ass off at Arrowhead at December 08, 2016 10:00 PM (JmjOe)

4 Max, pick up the phone. MAX!

Posted by: Agent 99 at December 08, 2016 10:00 PM (u82oZ)

5 Howdy, Horde!

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 08, 2016 10:00 PM (nvMvs)

6 Have a rotary dial phone like in that second pic in my garage that still works if I need to make a call.

Posted by: cm9000 at December 08, 2016 10:00 PM (vYaiw)

7 Number Derp!

Posted by: David, Internet Troll at December 08, 2016 10:01 PM (2skQu)

8 My kid has no idea how to use a rotary phone.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 08, 2016 10:01 PM (Om16U)

9
THEN WHO WAS PHONE?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Gob-Smacked Rage Monkeys (Suck It, NR!) at December 08, 2016 10:01 PM (BK3ZS)

10 Phone home.

Posted by: ET at December 08, 2016 10:01 PM (F9322)

11 I have a rotary dial phone and I use it. I even taught a clueless teenager how to use it. He said, "I learned more here in 2 hrs than I would have learned in school all day."
I felt happy because of that.

Posted by: madamemayhem at December 08, 2016 10:01 PM (yTnCT)

12 awesome

Posted by: SMFH at December 08, 2016 10:01 PM (CRotO)

13 Mmmm, mmm, mmm

...moonshine and Pizza.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:01 PM (UD0Gq)

14 Phoney news.

Posted by: davidt at December 08, 2016 10:01 PM (XoldI)

15 I aint cold no mo....
Posted by: fixerupper - freezing my ass off at Arrowhead at December 08, 2016 10:00 PM (JmjOe)

---

heh

Posted by: SMFH at December 08, 2016 10:02 PM (CRotO)

16 >>>Do you want to feel safe or do you want to feel good?


I'm not safe. But I am good.

Posted by: Aslan at December 08, 2016 10:02 PM (rH4JY)

17 That reminds me, I need to wire my old GE black beauty dial phone into the bedroom.

I admit the walk-about phone is more useful generally, but the ring from the old phones is almost as effective for waking me up as the sound of a cat bringing up a hairball

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 10:02 PM (yLUuz)

18 No football phone?


Fail.

Posted by: buzzion at December 08, 2016 10:02 PM (z/Ubi)

19 What, no candlestick phone?

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:02 PM (92kX2)

20 What is that, some sort of left-handed dial phone?

Posted by: t-bird at December 08, 2016 10:02 PM (eeTCA)

21 What the Fuck?

Posted by: Mickey Mouse Phone at December 08, 2016 10:03 PM (UD0Gq)

22 Godspeed John Glen in Friendship-7.

John Glenn, you are cleared for departure West.
After takeoff, orbit at 248 KM, then cruse to Altitude 561KM.
Then you are cleared for flight ceiling unlimited.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 08, 2016 10:03 PM (u82oZ)

23 My rotary phone works fine. And of course, it's black. But love the sound of dialing.

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2016 10:04 PM (DrCtv)

24 Love the rocks, it says, we've tried this before and had problems

Posted by: Jean at December 08, 2016 10:04 PM (2RVmA)

25 18 No football phone?


Fail.
Posted by: buzzion at December 08, 2016 10:02 PM (z/Ubi)

Wait til I mail it. Dead guy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 10:04 PM (voOPb)

26
The ONT doesn't cover the entertainment industry on any regular basis. Amy Schumer in talks to play Babe The Pig Klaus Barbie.


Zair killink ze girl tonight, old man.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Gob-Smacked Rage Monkeys (Suck It, NR!) at December 08, 2016 10:04 PM (BK3ZS)

27 >>What is that, some sort of left-handed dial phone?


Aussie phone.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:04 PM (UD0Gq)

28
No love for me?

Posted by: ObamaPhone at December 08, 2016 10:04 PM (LuZz8)

29 Hardly phoning it in, MisHum. Thanks for a great ONT, as always. Love that Feel Good story of the man gaining his sight back after 20 years.

Posted by: bluebell at December 08, 2016 10:05 PM (sBOL1)

30 20 What is that, some sort of left-handed dial phone?
Posted by: t-bird at December 08, 2016 10:02 PM (eeTCA)


I've never seen a phone where you dial counterclockwise.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 08, 2016 10:05 PM (nvMvs)

31 lol MisH.

Posted by: SMFH at December 08, 2016 10:05 PM (CRotO)

32
What no soup cans connected by string phones?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Gob-Smacked Rage Monkeys (Suck It, NR!) at December 08, 2016 10:05 PM (BK3ZS)

33 Pick up the receiver I'll make you a believer

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:05 PM (0mRoj)

34 Sadly, I think I have owned or used every phone pictured.
Yes, I seem to remember someone having a Maxwell Smart novelty shoephone way back when.

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:06 PM (WssnW)

35 Do you guys remember party lines?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 08, 2016 10:06 PM (Om16U)

36 Is Amy Schumer playing the middle aged Barbie with a menopot and bags under her eyes?

Posted by: ALH at December 08, 2016 10:06 PM (Z56vq)

37 Or the classic: Russian telephone.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:06 PM (92kX2)

38 I don't always read Fake News*, but when I do, it's at PuffHo, CNN, and MSNBC...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at December 08, 2016 10:06 PM (kP16F)

39 Used to be TV shows where people were murdered with phones. Those suckers had heft. If you tried that now with your Samsung, you'd look like Pajama Boy fighting Mike Tyson.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (iMxBJ)

40 Gheyderz

Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (emDjj)

41 Hey Insomniac... did you have a phone interview today? or was that someone else?

Posted by: madamemayhem at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (yTnCT)

42 SON VOLT : 'LIVE FREE'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN8MBb69JmU


'I want to see your smile through a pay phone...'

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (UD0Gq)

43 Hmmm. Anybody else having spectacular technical difficulties with the HQ? Headlines invisible, margins blown, cats and dogs living together, biblical stuff.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (QDnY+)

44
The third phone ffom the top of the queue was standard office issue for my workplace until the late 90s.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Gob-Smacked Rage Monkeys (Suck It, NR!) at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (BK3ZS)

45 ick up the receiver I'll make you a believer

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:05 PM (0mRoj) :

I swear it was a law that that song be played at least twice an hour at the local roller rink.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 08, 2016 10:08 PM (kumBu)

46 >>Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:05 PM (0mRoj)


Somewhere Ace's Butt Plug is ringing.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:08 PM (UD0Gq)

47 I'm so tired of that diversity and inclusion crap. I hope PE Trump gets rid of all that noise.

Posted by: bluebell at December 08, 2016 10:08 PM (sBOL1)

48 43 Hmmm. Anybody else having spectacular technical difficulties with the HQ? Headlines invisible, margins blown, cats and dogs living together, biblical stuff.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (QDnY+)

I have trouble on my phone, but my desktop is usually fine.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:08 PM (92kX2)

49 Pffft. You call that a phone booth?

Posted by: The Doctor at December 08, 2016 10:08 PM (+MPEM)

50 MoonshineGate

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2016 10:08 PM (IqV8l)

51 >>Anybody else having spectacular technical difficulties with the HQ?


Never.

This place runs like a well oiled machine.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:08 PM (UD0Gq)

52 I was at an election watch party. One of the people at the bar had a ring tone from James Coburn's phone in In Like Flint. I did a double-take, then complemented him.

My wife did not get the reference. Guess I have to have her watch the movie with me. Sounds dangerous.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 08, 2016 10:09 PM (u82oZ)

53 Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 08, 2016 10:09 PM (Om16U)

54 35 Do you guys remember party lines?

Yep. When I was growing up in NY state. I think it had to ring three times for us. Oh, and I haven't seen a phone booth like that in years. Last time was in London back in the early '90's.

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2016 10:09 PM (DrCtv)

55 You know how hard it is to change behind a goddamn iPhone?!

Posted by: Superman at December 08, 2016 10:09 PM (+MPEM)

56 Live, ELO Telephone Line...


Posted by: davidt at December 08, 2016 10:09 PM (XoldI)

57 39 Used to be TV shows where people were murdered with phones. Those suckers had heft. If you tried that now with your Samsung, you'd look like Pajama Boy fighting Mike Tyson.
Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (iMxBJ)



Ahem



*KABOOM*

Posted by: Galaxy Note 7 at December 08, 2016 10:09 PM (z/Ubi)

58 Party line phones.... Oh dear sweet Lord, I still try to forget those damned things. We had those in 1980something. When everyone else had private lines we still had party lines. Hate hate hate, loathe entirely.

Posted by: madamemayhem at December 08, 2016 10:10 PM (yTnCT)

59 I want to be a teacher at the Moron charter school!

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 10:10 PM (uBoPR)

60 >>>Never.

This place runs like a well oiled machine.
Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:08 PM (UD0Gq)<<<

It screws us?!

Posted by: Pixy's vibrating hamsters at December 08, 2016 10:10 PM (+MPEM)

61 Old phones, lol! Thanks, MisHum!

A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BQsJb7w83w

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 08, 2016 10:11 PM (044Fx)

62 I remember that ring-tone, NaCly Dog!


Also vaguely recall the babe-itude in that movie, which was right about the time that topic, for me, was moving from obscure to all-consuming .....

Posted by: rhomboid at December 08, 2016 10:11 PM (QDnY+)

63 We had a party line in the early 60s.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 10:11 PM (uBoPR)

64 ASTRUD GILBERTO : 'The Telephone Song'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgs2M4wLv-8


*Sigh*

Astrud...

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:11 PM (UD0Gq)

65 Amy Schumer in talks to play Babe The Pig Barbie.

They knew they'd get headlines for announcing such fucking idiotic thing. H-wood is just in full-blown SWJ queef mode. They aren't going to stop until the domestic box office looks like Wyoming badlands.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 08, 2016 10:11 PM (1G5R8)

66 Ahem

*KABOOM*
Posted by: Galaxy Note 7 at December 08, 2016 10:09 PM (z/Ubi)

Piker.

Posted by: Kingsmen at December 08, 2016 10:11 PM (92kX2)

67 >>>>This place runs like a well oiled machine.

Hamsters appreciate your vote of confidence

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 10:11 PM (voOPb)

68
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Posted by: @votermom @vm


Klaatu barada nikto

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2016 10:12 PM (IqV8l)

69 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZB-DUCrhVQ

Posted by: davidt at December 08, 2016 10:12 PM (XoldI)

70 SOMEBODY ANSWER THE DAMN PHONE!

Posted by: Uncle Leo at December 08, 2016 10:12 PM (UD0Gq)

71 65 Amy Schumer in talks to play Babe The Pig Barbie.

They knew they'd get headlines for announcing such fucking idiotic thing. H-wood is just in full-blown SWJ queef mode. They aren't going to stop until the domestic box office looks like Wyoming badlands.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 08, 2016 10:11 PM (1G5R

You'd think that Lady Ghostbusters would have taught them something.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:12 PM (92kX2)

72 A Q-bomb ringtone would be nice (for those who've seen The Mouse That Roared). That ringtone would also hit people in their deep memory circuits.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 08, 2016 10:12 PM (QDnY+)

73 They used that In Like Flint ringtone in Austin Powers.

Posted by: blaster at December 08, 2016 10:12 PM (stTTh)

74 Had almost all of the above plus the ubiquitous brick phone and the ultra-cool (at the time) mini Motorola flip phones. Kinda miss the physical mass of the phones back then...made calling seem more important is some ways.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at December 08, 2016 10:13 PM (qC/Z5)

75 39 Used to be TV shows where people were murdered with phones. Those
suckers had heft. If you tried that now with your Samsung, you'd look
like Pajama Boy fighting Mike Tyson.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (iMxBJ)



I have a killer phone like that from 1978.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 10:13 PM (uBoPR)

76 Aussie phone
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Test.

(I lost my ability to copy & paste for a while - still can't access my clipboard while in the comments)

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:13 PM (WssnW)

77 >>>Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

Posted by: @votermom @vm




Klaatu barada nikto
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2016 10:12 PM (IqV8l)<<<



Nanu nanu.

Posted by: Mork at December 08, 2016 10:13 PM (+MPEM)

78
27 >>What is that, some sort of left-handed dial phone?
Aussie phone.
Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:04 PM (UD0Gq)


For a mere $2 million simoleons, I shall conduct a study of the influence of the coriolis effect on misdialed rotary phone numbers.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Gob-Smacked Rage Monkeys (Suck It, NR!) at December 08, 2016 10:13 PM (BK3ZS)

79 The nice thing about those big ole rotary and early touch tone phones was that you could slam the phone back in the cradle for effect when you were pissed, and the other party could hear it.

Kinda miss that.

Posted by: Flyboy at December 08, 2016 10:14 PM (L+dg+)

80 I never saw any Austin Powers movies.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 08, 2016 10:14 PM (u82oZ)

81
We had a party line.

Great fun to pick up the phone super quiet and listen in.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 08, 2016 10:14 PM (X35Yt)

82 I always liked the "Telephone Hour" song from Bye Bye Birdie. That whole movie is a hoot.

Posted by: bluebell at December 08, 2016 10:14 PM (sBOL1)

83 "Do you want to feel safe or do you want to feel good?"

Is this a trick question?

AAOOW!

Posted by: James Brown at December 08, 2016 10:14 PM (w+Jhj)

84 i still have my motorolla suitcase phone.
loved that thing.

Posted by: concrete girl at December 08, 2016 10:14 PM (06hI8)

85 I for one would be proud to supply designer outfits for our out going First Lady. I would recommend she peruse the collection in the Clydesdale department.

Posted by: Harry's House of Horse Blankets at December 08, 2016 10:15 PM (b7fwp)

86 Anybody seen my damned cape?

Posted by: Superman at December 08, 2016 10:15 PM (0tfLf)

87 (I lost my ability to copy paste for a while - still can't access my clipboard while in the comments)

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:13 PM (WssnW)

'Ware the Barrel

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 10:16 PM (uBoPR)

88 "Anybody seen my damned cape?

Posted by: Superman"

Got's it right here!

AAOOW!

Posted by: James Brown at December 08, 2016 10:16 PM (w+Jhj)

89 I have a red touch tone phone with the numbers in the dial telephone positions. It gets looked at during house parties.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 08, 2016 10:16 PM (u82oZ)

90 35 Do you guys remember party lines?
Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 08, 2016 10:06 PM (Om16U)

You mean blow?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:17 PM (0mRoj)

91 Meanwhile, in a verdant telephone booth in flyover country, a sniper hides.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 10:17 PM (uBoPR)

92 BILLY JOEL : 'SOMETIMES A FANTASY'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTWSXhMKX4I


Back when Billy was all rock and roll, coke and leather.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:17 PM (UD0Gq)

93 Stopping White People; Belittling White People; Punching White People

The focus this time: Weißfrei.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12795

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 08, 2016 10:17 PM (vBeA5)

94 Hey everybody.

Well, I got into it again with Jeffrey Wells, but not at his site this time. Got into it again with him at Twitter. I guess we should just get a room, we can't quit each other. :-)

He posted late last night at Twitter, a link to his latest tantrum against Trump's appointee for the EPA. I started to respond directly, then just quoted his tweet and added on top, "Bitter Stalinist tears are delicious."

His response to me this morning? "Demonic, deranged."

I figured I may as well respond since he was pissed and then tweeted back to him, "LMAO. Good descrip of your own side. Bet it pisses you off Trump met with Leo DiCaprio." (Wells licks Leo's shoes because of his climate activism.)

Anyway, nothing since then. Probably banned from Wells' Twitter now as well. How will I go on?!?!? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:18 PM (u8kLQ)

95 41 Hey Insomniac... did you have a phone interview today? or was that someone else?
Posted by: madamemayhem at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (yTnCT)

Yes, 'twas me. It was a good conversation overall but I don't think I'm exactly what they're looking for.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:18 PM (0mRoj)

96 So that's where we left it!

Excellent!

*Air Guitars*

Posted by: Ted "Theodore" Logan at December 08, 2016 10:18 PM (z/Ubi)

97 I understand Amy Schumer wasn't the first choice for the Barbie movie but Rosie was busy that week.

Posted by: Harry's House of Horse Blankets at December 08, 2016 10:18 PM (b7fwp)

98 BLONDIE : CALL ME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StKVS0eI85I

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:18 PM (UD0Gq)

99 >>>(I lost my ability to copy paste for a while - still can't access my clipboard while in the comments)

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:13 PM (WssnW)<<<

Should've asked me during last night's ONT. I could've helped you with that.

Posted by: Clippy at December 08, 2016 10:19 PM (+MPEM)

100 ...cold on that beach.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:19 PM (UD0Gq)

101 39 Used to be TV shows where people were murdered with phones. Those suckers had heft. If you tried that now with your Samsung, you'd look
like Pajama Boy fighting Mike Tyson.

Posted by: Splunge
---------------

You obviously haven't upgrade to the Note 7, sir.

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:19 PM (WssnW)

102 ELO - Telephone Line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77R1Wp6Y_5Y

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 10:19 PM (w+Jhj)

103 The third phone ffom the top of the queue was standard office issue for my workplace until the late 90s.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Gob-Smacked Rage Monkeys (Suck It, NR!) at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (BK3ZS)


Really? By the late 90s KSUs were pretty common.

Posted by: cm9000 at December 08, 2016 10:19 PM (vYaiw)

104 Anyway, nothing since then. Probably banned from Wells' Twitter now as well. How will I go on?!?!? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:18 PM (u8kLQ)

You know, some consider beating up the mentally handicapped wrong.

I'll see if I can find one of those people.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:20 PM (92kX2)

105 Rotary phones were so much more ....I dunno.... serious.
You dialed with purpose, clarity, and determination, flexing those itty-bitty fingertip muscles.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 08, 2016 10:20 PM (Nox3c)

106
52 I was at an election watch party. One of the people at the bar had a ring tone from James Coburn's phone in In Like Flint. I did a double-take, then complemented him.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


Such a good idea I just made that my new ringtone.

Golf clap.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at December 08, 2016 10:20 PM (qC/Z5)

107 Just came from another Christmas party.

Young wife of a young doc was showing us a yuge three diamond ring her husband gifted her a few years ago.

He flew her via helicopter to a glacier in Alaska to give her the ring.

Every husband in the room (mine included) wanted to nut-punch him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:20 PM (PY9jH)

108 Rotary phones were so much more ....I dunno.... serious.
You dialed with purpose, clarity, and determination, flexing those itty-bitty fingertip muscles.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 08, 2016 10:20 PM (Nox3c)


Watching the secretaries dial using a pencil, now that was cool.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 10:21 PM (yLUuz)

109 Present!
That rotary phone's layout is not what I grew up with.

But we all sure felt cool when we could push buttons instead of dialling.

When Robin Williams as Mork dialled the phone by saying beep beep boop boop beep I could feel my mind expand. Funny guy.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 08, 2016 10:21 PM (rB/gm)

110 We have old Army Surplus field telephones that we use as intercom between house and shop.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 08, 2016 10:21 PM (044Fx)

111 either a roach just strolled by or I'm hallucinating, and I'm all out of hallucinations...

Amy Schumer as Barbie... what next, pee wee herman and bob goldthwait as the new Batman and Robin?

Posted by: Harry's House of Horse Blankets at December 08, 2016 10:22 PM (b7fwp)

112 GRATEFUL DEAD : 'OPERATOR'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QTZ7TItCn4

*9-18-70*

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:22 PM (UD0Gq)

113 I'm really late to the thread, but did anyone else ever have a party line?

We had one when my dad retired from the AF. We were in the country and our party line was with a black whore house up the road.

Not kidding.

I never listened in. Never.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:22 PM (PY9jH)

114 >>Rotary phones were so much more ....I dunno.... serious.

You dialed with purpose, clarity, and determination, flexing those itty-bitty fingertip muscles


Yes - you snap-release and pluck the next number with your forefinger like a note on an instrument.


Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 10:22 PM (uBoPR)

115 Amy Schumer as Barbie... what next, pee wee herman and bob goldthwait as the new Batman and Robin?
Posted by: Harry's House of Horse Blankets at December 08, 2016 10:22 PM (b7fwp)

Get a casting director on the phone!

Posted by: WB pictures at December 08, 2016 10:23 PM (92kX2)

116 Before there were rotary 'phones, there where some where you picked up the handset, and the Operator would say, "Number Please."

Before those 'phones, you had to hand crank the 'phone to get it to ring the Operator.

Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:24 PM (DPsHK)

117

Obama's gone.



We can say "Merry Christmas" again!


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 08, 2016 10:24 PM (zu88C)

118 In the very first episode of 'Get Smart', Max is at a live Opera performance when his shoe phone starts ringing. All the people around him turn and stare, and the Opera singers stop singing.

Boy, talk about a show that was ahead of its time.

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2016 10:24 PM (DrCtv)

119 Flint phone... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaJu23YZBpw

Posted by: davidt at December 08, 2016 10:24 PM (XoldI)

120 Who is this supposed Barbie movie going to be for anyways? Little girls? Do you want them seeing anything else Amy Schumer has done? She's vulgar and talks constantly about sex.


Compare that to let's say Tim Allen. He was a fairly blue comedian. But he struck it on a family sitcom, not something solely for kids. No way in hell he gets The Santa Clause or Toy Story based on his stand up comedy. He got that because of Home Improvement which converted him from adult stand up to family show comedy.

Schumer's resume is shitty stand up and awful movie about her sex life.

Posted by: buzzion at December 08, 2016 10:24 PM (z/Ubi)

121 Amy Shumer is to Barbie as Michael Moore is to G. I. Joe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:24 PM (PY9jH)

122 "You dialed with purpose, clarity, and determination, flexing those itty-bitty fingertip muscles"

And after awhile you could tell who was being called by someone else in the next room by listening to them dial.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 10:24 PM (w+Jhj)

123 I remember you could get a ball attachment for pens and pencils for rotary phones - so teh wimminz wouldn't harm their nails dialing a phone.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at December 08, 2016 10:25 PM (R5EqA)

124 105 Rotary phones were so much more ....I dunno.... serious.
You dialed with purpose, clarity, and determination, flexing those itty-bitty fingertip muscles.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille
----------------

And you remembered phone numbers.
Does anyone here even know their own number when asked? I know I dont. I have to think about it. But I remember my phone number from 1971 like it was a lifeline.
(I guess it was...)

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:25 PM (WssnW)

125 BR5-49 : ME AND OPIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XRXOjllwX4


close enough

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:25 PM (UD0Gq)

126 That rotary phone's layout is not what I grew up with.

--

Maybe someone switched the numbers as a prank so you always get a wrong number.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 08, 2016 10:26 PM (Om16U)

127

... and that is a working 'still but why the rocks on top?

Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:26 PM (DPsHK)

128 11 I have a rotary dial phone and I use it. I even taught a clueless teenager how to use it. He said, "I learned more here in 2 hrs than I would have learned in school all day."
I felt happy because of that.
Posted by: madamemayhem at December 08, 2016 10:01 PM (yTnCT)

2 hrs to learn how to dial? We are indeed doomed

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 08, 2016 10:26 PM (di1hb)

129 What, no candlestick phone?

Thanks for the ONT.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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No Princess phone either.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at December 08, 2016 10:26 PM (ZO497)

130 Ed Morrisey and others talking at Twitter about best vs. worst 1980s songs.

He also said he likes Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls" I responded that I've always found that song too downbeat/depressing, and I much prefer "What Have I Done To Deserve This?" (I really do enjoy that song.)

I also added that IMHO the Smiths' "How Soon Is Now?" was way ahead of its time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:27 PM (u8kLQ)

131 116: vic still has the crank model. just upgraded from two cans and a string.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 08, 2016 10:27 PM (KP5rU)

132 No Sports Il free gift with subscription football phone?

Posted by: blaster at December 08, 2016 10:27 PM (stTTh)

133 The guy that came up with area codes and thought through how much longer it takes a rotary phone to dial an 8, say, compared to a 3, was pretty astute.

States with high population got two area codes, lower population states just got one, and for them the middle digit was a 0. Smart, saved time and equipment wear overall.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 08, 2016 10:27 PM (rB/gm)

134 And you remembered phone numbers

--

It wasn't that hard. They were what, 6 digits?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 08, 2016 10:28 PM (Om16U)

135 2 hrs to learn how to dial? We are indeed doomed
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf
--------------
All he said was that he learned more..
Depends on what number he was dialing.

Posted by: 1-900-555-1212 at December 08, 2016 10:28 PM (ZO497)

136 My grandmother was the head operator for the phone company when they first installed phones here in the late 1910's. The old type switchboards with the cords and everything.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 10:28 PM (w+Jhj)

137 My parents had two rotary phones in the house when I was a teen.

One on the wall between the kitchen and family room, and one in their bedroom.

If I wanted to talk to my girlfriends, or a boyfriend, I would use the phone in my parents' room. But wasn't allowed to close the door.

I was abused, I tell ya!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:28 PM (PY9jH)

138
And you remembered phone numbers.
Does anyone here even know their own number when asked? I know I dont. I have to think about it. But I remember my phone number from 1971 like it was a lifeline.
(I guess it was...)
Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:25 PM
----------
I remember when we could dial a number without having to use the area code. In my husband's hometown, they used to give out their last 4 digits only because they all had the same first three digits. This was up till the late 90s or so.


Posted by: bluebell at December 08, 2016 10:28 PM (sBOL1)

139 >>>No Princess phone either.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at December 08, 2016 10:26 PM (ZO497)<<<

Smoke signals, Lieawatha, smoke signals.

Posted by: heap big Chief Shitting Bull at December 08, 2016 10:29 PM (+MPEM)

140 It wasn't that hard. They were what, 6 digits?
Posted by: @votermom
--
Four, where I grew up. There was only one exchange.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 10:29 PM (ZO497)

141 Aetius, LOL.

I also shared a few other tweets with Wells, quoting some great conservative posters there, but no response from him. No biggie.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:29 PM (u8kLQ)

142 And you remembered phone numbers.
Does anyone here even know their own number when asked? I know I dont. I have to think about it. But I remember my phone number from 1971 like it was a lifeline.
(I guess it was...)


Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:25 PM


I do. Still using old handset landline with same number for years. I don't trust those new fangled thingies. Rise of the machines. You'll all be sorry!

Posted by: otho at December 08, 2016 10:29 PM (lmIoG)

143 >>>...moonshine and Pizza

is that your dinner?

Posted by: concrete girl at December 08, 2016 10:29 PM (06hI8)

144 One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingy...

Posted by: Earnestine at December 08, 2016 10:29 PM (XoldI)

145 there are now two generations of people who will not understand Rod Stewart when he sings "Give me a dime, so I can call my mother."

Posted by: vivi at December 08, 2016 10:30 PM (11H2y)

146 >>Compare that to let's say Tim Allen.

Played 'Galaxy Quest' for my 11yo the other night. Took her a few minutes to figure it out, of course she recognized Alan Rickman, by the end she was in hysterics.

Posted by: JEM at December 08, 2016 10:30 PM (TppKb)

147 I do. Still using old handset landline with same number for years. I don't trust those new fangled thingies. Rise of the machines. You'll all be sorry!

Posted by: otho


If it ain't broke ...

Posted by: Adriane the Foolproof Mousetrap Critic ... at December 08, 2016 10:30 PM (AoK0a)

148 I had one of those bag cell phones.. At that time I was doing a lot of consulting programming work. So, I did all my communications with clients on the cell phone from my car..

Lordy.. 20 plus years ago!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 08, 2016 10:31 PM (UpGcq)

149 At my insistence, we still have a land line.

And you can get off my damned lawn sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:31 PM (PY9jH)

150 Amy Schumer as Barbie?!

LMAO, remember when Rosie O'Donnell was cast as Betty Rubble in the Flintstones movie?

Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 10:31 PM (emDjj)

151
Nope, don't remember any phone numbers. Not one.

Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:31 PM (DPsHK)

152 One of my best friends dad worked for the phone company. He had one of those old fiberglass pay phone enclosures that mounted to a wall and kinda looked like half of a clamshell. We took it and made a snow sled out of it. Worked pretty good.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 10:31 PM (w+Jhj)

153 Remember when phone numbers were seven digits? Before there were area-codes.

Posted by: cm9000 at December 08, 2016 10:31 PM (vYaiw)

154 137: when i wanted to talk to my girlfriend, i used a phone booth. we had one phone when i was growing up. it was in the kitchen, it was black and yuge.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (KP5rU)

155
Played 'Galaxy Quest' for my 11yo the other night. Took her a few minutes to figure it out, of course she recognized Alan Rickman, by the end she was in hysterics.
Posted by: JEM


Awesome.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (1G5R8)

156 What's sup Horde?

I'm off tomorrow so I'm getting drunk.

Posted by: Farmer at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (o/90i)

157 124 And you remembered phone numbers.
Does anyone here even know their own number when asked? I know I dont. I have to think about it. But I remember my phone number from 1971 like it was a lifeline.
(I guess it was...)
Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:25 PM (WssnW)


10 years ago I had 30 or 40 numbers memorized. Now I know only 3 numbers and can barely remember which one is mine.

It's amazing how quickly skills disappear when you no longer use them.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (nvMvs)

158 My dad worked for GTE from 1957 to 1997.

If one of us kids got angry on the phone and slammed it down on the cradle, we were *in trouble.*

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (u8kLQ)

159 Good night everyone. May you dream of great phone calls received while a teenager.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (u82oZ)

160 107 Just came from another Christmas party.

Young wife of a young doc was showing us a yuge three diamond ring her husband gifted her a few years ago.

He flew her via helicopter to a glacier in Alaska to give her the ring.

Every husband in the room (mine included) wanted to nut-punch him.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
---------------

My guess is that every husband in the room would've paid his bail i. A matter of minutes if he actually did. Then paid his legal fees afterwards.

If not, we would have from right here. Know that.

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (WssnW)

161 Amazon will become SkyNet. They sell you printers that order their own toner. This Alexa thing is always listening.

Though I do have this great vision of me saying "Alexa lay down final protective fires."

Posted by: blaster at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (stTTh)

162 Also, I think there was a conscious decision to lay out calculator keypads and computer keyboards different from phone keypads so that people would have to look carefully when they dialled.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (rB/gm)

163 >>>there are now two generations of people who will not
understand Rod Stewart when he sings "Give me a dime, so I can call my
mother."

Posted by: vivi at December 08, 2016 10:30 PM (11H2y)<<<

What's a dime? Oh, wait, those silver things Ron is always talking about!

Posted by: Luap Nor millenials at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (+MPEM)

164 35 ... votermom, party lines were fairly common when I was a kid in the 50s. Our family had a private line because my folks were always on call and had to be reachable in an emergency.

I miss rotary phones and the sound they made. That design was more comfortable to hold and I like the idea that the phone was hard and heavy enough to serve as a weapon.

Posted by: JTB at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (V+03K)

165 107
Young wife of a young doc was showing us a yuge three diamond ring her husband gifted her a few years ago.
He flew her via helicopter to a glacier in Alaska to give her the ring.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:20 PM (PY9jH)
--------------------------------
But what did he give his girlfriend?

(OMG. I have become such a cynic!)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (Nox3c)

166 150 Amy Schumer as Barbie?!

LMAO, remember when Rosie O'Donnell was cast as Betty Rubble in the Flintstones movie?
Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 10:31 PM (emDjj)

And everyone was all "Oh, OK, she'd make an okay Wilma."

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (R5EqA)

167
Before those 'phones, you had to hand crank the 'phone to get it to ring the Operator.


Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:24 PM


I used one of those back in the 70's.

Posted by: otho at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (lmIoG)

168 What's sup Horde?



I'm off tomorrow so I'm getting drunk.

Posted by: Farmer at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (o/90i)


So I take it you're not tired of #Winning?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (PY9jH)

169 But I remember my phone number from 1971 like it was a lifeline.

(I guess it was...)

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:25 PM (WssnW)


5-5591

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (uBoPR)

170 Return of the Mack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1D9wWxd2w

Posted by: SMFH at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (CRotO)

171 I still remember my landline number from my apartment back in the 1990s.

Long since left that apartment and the number has long been out of service, but the number is also still associated with my long-lost Vons card, so I still enter it in.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (u8kLQ)

172 it doesn't connect to anything anymore, but I have a dial phone not ten feet from where I sit. I'd pick it up to look for a manufacturer's date or something like that but I'm afraid I'd drop it on the cat's head.

Posted by: Harry's House of Horse Blankets at December 08, 2016 10:34 PM (b7fwp)

173 151
Nope, don't remember any phone numbers. Not one.
Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:31 PM (DPsHK)

Come on. 867-5309.

Posted by: WB pictures at December 08, 2016 10:34 PM (92kX2)

174 Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (PY9jH)

169 But I remember my phone number from
(I guess it was...)

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:25 PM (WssnW)


5-5591
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (uBoPR)


9-4202

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 10:34 PM (voOPb)

175 FRANK SINATRA : SAME OLD SATURDAY NIGHT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW13DiefUas


'How I wish you'd lift that phone
Fun is fun, but not alone'

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:34 PM (UD0Gq)

176 Joke one of my former co-workers liked to tell:

"The owner of this firm is so old, his Social Security Number is 2."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:34 PM (u8kLQ)

177 867-5209

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at December 08, 2016 10:35 PM (qC/Z5)

178 --------------------------------

But what did he give his girlfriend?



(OMG. I have become such a cynic!)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (Nox3c)


I don't blame you. But she's not some glam beauty, and he's no stud, so....

Still.....heh

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:35 PM (PY9jH)

179 what next, pee wee herman and bob goldthwait as the new Batman and Robin?


OH My!

Posted by: George Takai ... at December 08, 2016 10:35 PM (AoK0a)

180 My guess is that every husband in the room would've paid his bail i. A matter of minutes if he actually did. Then paid his legal fees afterwards.

If not, we would have from right here. Know that.
Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (WssnW)

Right? My God, the ride home must've been insufferable.

"Did you SEE that diamond ring?"
"Uh, yeah."
"You never gave ME a diamond like that!"

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:35 PM (0mRoj)

181 174 Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (PY9jH)

169 But I remember my phone number from
(I guess it was...)

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:25 PM (WssnW)


5-5591
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM (uBoPR)


9-4202
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 10:34 PM (voOPb)

Pennsylvania 6-5000!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:36 PM (0mRoj)

182 Come on. 867-5309.
Posted by: WB pictures


Katy Perry has said that whenever a fan asks for her personal phone number, that's the number she gives them.

What's spooky is that most of those young fans probably don't even realize what Katy is referring to.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:36 PM (u8kLQ)

183 177 867-5209
Posted by: Daisy Cutter at December 08, 2016 10:35 PM (q


--FAIL

Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 10:37 PM (emDjj)

184 Here's the area code story

https://www.area-codes.com/area-code-history.asp

Posted by: Halfwise at December 08, 2016 10:37 PM (rB/gm)

185 Nope, don't remember any phone numbers. Not one.
Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:31 PM (DPsHK)

Come on. 867-5309.
Posted by: WB pictures at December 08, 2016 10:34 PM (92kX2)

Jenny, stop it.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at December 08, 2016 10:37 PM (R5EqA)

186 183 177 867-5209
Posted by: Daisy Cutter at December 08, 2016 10:35 PM (q


--FAIL
Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 10:37 PM (emDjj)

No no no, that's international dialing.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:37 PM (0mRoj)

187 Katy Perry has said that whenever a fan asks for her personal phone number, that's the number she gives them.

What's spooky is that most of those young fans probably don't even realize what Katy is referring to.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:36 PM (u8kLQ)

Does she? She does not strike me as a mental heavyweight. Of course, considering the song...

Posted by: WB pictures at December 08, 2016 10:37 PM (92kX2)

188 Come on. 867-5309.
Posted by: WB pictures
------------

Pennsylvania 6-5000

Posted by: Glenn Miller at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (ZO497)

189 I don't remember a single number from my rotary past.

I can barely remember what my cellphone number is.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (PY9jH)

190 Once upon a time lived in a town with the prefix of 867

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (voOPb)

191 >> 867-5209
Posted by: Daisy Cutter at December 08, 2016 10:35 PM (q


>>--FAIL


"You want Jenny BerenSTAIN. Happens all the time."

Posted by: Jenny Berenstein at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (UD0Gq)

192 The only reason I have my old school black ATT rotary dial is so I can violently hang up on assholes.

Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable & Profoundly Unserious at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (cOHS7)

193 I still remember the number from my first job 255-3250. Wonder what would happen if I dialed it now.

Posted by: cm9000 at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (vYaiw)

194 OK, after a few minutes -

Who puts a phone booth that close to a tree? Superman can't burst out of that!

And, yeah - that rotary phone is all kinds of screwed up. Backwards, 2 zeros...

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (WssnW)

195 WB pictures, I've read about Katy Perry. About *music,* she actually seems somewhat smart. She's mentioned how she's listened to tons of classic pop and rock albums, including hit music going as far back as the 1940s. She also supposedly is a huge fan of classic Beach Boys and Queen.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:39 PM (u8kLQ)

196 192 The only reason I have my old school black ATT rotary dial is so I can violently hang up on assholes.
Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable & Profoundly Unserious at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (cOHS7)

You can also beat someone to death with it in a pinch.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:39 PM (0mRoj)

197 I remember all my old phone numbers.

Lot of other old land lines, too.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:39 PM (UD0Gq)

198 Dial M for Murder.

Posted by: Alfred at December 08, 2016 10:39 PM (XoldI)

199 Pennsylvania 6-5000
Posted by: Glenn Miller at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (ZO497)

Is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo? I've got my fair, and just a trifle to spare.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:39 PM (92kX2)

200 re166: maybe there'll be a remake and Rosie can play Fred Flintstone. They'll just need to find a bigger dinosaur at the gravel works.

Posted by: Harry's House of Horse Blankets at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (b7fwp)

201 My grandmother was the head operator for the phone company when they first installed phones here in the late 1910's. The old type switchboards with the cords and everything.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 10:28 PM (w+Jhj)


My mom worked on the phone exchange at the local Navy hospital during the war, she talked about setting up cross country calls, which required a certain amount of negotiating with various hub operators.

She also manned the local phone system as the night operator at the local exchange based on her experience. The small towns resisted the automatic dialing because the night operator would act as the contact for fire and police and the phone company paid for it.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (yLUuz)

202 I remember no-shit *news* stories about Jenny and 867-5309. There were more than a few throughout the country and they suddenly were deluged with calls. Including the real Jenny, as that was her actual number.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (R5EqA)

203 I am terribly depressed that ace hasn't put up a thread about Barry Jingle Nuts throwing his intel under the bus on CNN re ISIS (or "ISIL" as he calls the murderous Muzzies).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (PY9jH)

204 194 And, yeah - that rotary phone is all kinds of screwed up. Backwards, 2 zeros...
Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (WssnW)


House advantage

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (iMxBJ)

205 2!

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (qC/Z5)

206
Diamond?

Ya, I gave my ex-girlfriend a big one, biggest I could afford. She kept it. I didn't really want it back, but I could have used the money.

If you want my man card, I'll have to try and find it.

Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (DPsHK)

207 8675309

[sits back and awaits the ear worm to do its work]

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 08, 2016 10:41 PM (pY+s4)

208 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 10:41 PM (IcT7t)

209 I remember the standard black phone we had in the house growing up, a phone only rented, never owned: It was so heavy it was a lethal weapon. Now, phones are only a lethal weapon for the Carlos Dangers of the world.

Posted by: RickZ at December 08, 2016 10:41 PM (VV6/D)

210 >>maybe there'll be a remake and Rosie can play Fred Flintstone. They'll just need to find a bigger dinosaur at the gravel works.


The Brontosaurus will freak out if a likalotopus gets anywhere near it.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:41 PM (UD0Gq)

211 I've read it was a rumor in the late 1960s and early 1970s, that Hawaii Five-O was actually their version of 911.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:41 PM (u8kLQ)

212 I remember my old phone number from when I was a kid. I also remember an old girlfriend's phone number from many many years ago from having called it so many times.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:41 PM (0mRoj)

213 207 8675309

[sits back and awaits the ear worm to do its work]
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 08, 2016 10:41 PM (pY+s4)

You're a little late, dude.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (R5EqA)

214 Evening Blanco Basura ...

Posted by: Adriane the Protocol Critic ... at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (AoK0a)

215 Not one of you morons has commented on my family sharing a party line with a black whore house in SC way back in the day.

It's like I don't even know you people.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (PY9jH)

216 Late to the lame joke again.

Drats.....

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (pY+s4)

217 Really amazing video/story of a cat with three legs here:

https://tinyurl.com/jfyhgjg

Almost made me cry. I'm too soft hearted.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (nFg65)

218 Vic's first phone number was 4.

Posted by: Harry's House of Horse Blankets at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (b7fwp)

219 Diamond?

Ya, I gave my ex-girlfriend a big one, biggest I could afford. She kept it. I didn't really want it back, but I could have used the money.

If you want my man card, I'll have to try and find it.
Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (DPsHK)

*pops a beer and slides it down the table* You're not alone pal.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (92kX2)

220 If it ain't broke ...


Posted by: Adriane the Foolproof Mousetrap Critic ... at December 08, 2016 10:30 PM


You got that right! If I figure out how to "text" and use those things, maybe I'll consider it. But, at the moment I feel safer. All those people are just making it easier for a Terminator with an austrian accent to find them. That's why I have an unlisted number. If he wants to kill me, he's gonna have to work harder.

Posted by: otho at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (lmIoG)

221 REM: *69:


https://youtu.be/7l7nlQ24VfI

Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (emDjj)

222 STEVIE RAY VAAUGHN* : TEXAS FLOOD


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC5H9P4F5Uk


* No Relation to JimmyRay Vaughn


Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:43 PM (UD0Gq)

223 Hugh Jorgen, what's really weird is, one writer of the Tommy Tutone song "867-5309/Jenny", says there really was a Jenny and it really was her number.

Then *another* writer of the same exact song, says the entire thing was 100% fiction; there was no Jenny, and the number was made up on the spot.

Who knows what the real story is.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:43 PM (u8kLQ)

224 215 Not one of you morons has commented on my family sharing a party line with a black whore house in SC way back in the day.

It's like I don't even know you people.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:42 PM (PY9jH)

The only jokes I could think of would be too insulting, Ma'am.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:43 PM (92kX2)

225 Plus the old rotary phones work when the electricity is down.

Posted by: davidt at December 08, 2016 10:44 PM (XoldI)

226 I have no idea what any of you are talking about. It pays to get here early.

Posted by: josephistan at December 08, 2016 10:44 PM (7qAYi)

227 Who knows what the real story is.
Posted by: qdpsteve
------------

I do.

Posted by: Jenny at December 08, 2016 10:44 PM (ZO497)

228 206
Diamond?

Ya, I gave my ex-girlfriend a big one, biggest I could afford. She kept it. I didn't really want it back, but I could have used the money.

If you want my man card, I'll have to try and find it.
Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (DPsHK)

Yeah, that's something I'll never do. Impoverishing oneself to make money for jewelry retailers and South African diamond cartels so a girl can go brag to her friends just doesn't seem worth it.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

229 209 I remember the standard black phone we had in the house growing up, a phone only rented, never owned: It was so heavy it was a lethal weapon. Now, phones are only a lethal weapon for the Carlos Dangers of the world.
Posted by: RickZ at December 08, 2016 10:41 PM (VV6/D)

AT&T owned everything, including the lines in your house and wouldn't allow anything other than their equipment to attach to them. They kept answering machines out for years until they were strongarmed into it.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at December 08, 2016 10:44 PM (R5EqA)

230 >>Not one of you morons has commented on my family sharing a party line with a black whore house in SC way back in the day.


I don't see colors.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:44 PM (UD0Gq)

231 Isn't it weird how the term 'dial' is still used by people who use modern phones? Really don't think they dial like with a rotary.

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2016 10:45 PM (DrCtv)

232 If he wants to kill me, he's gonna have to work harder.

meh.

You're surrounded by salties, giant huntsman spiders, great whites, and box jellies. All he has to do is talk to the animals ...


The Doolittle Terminator!

Posted by: Adriane the Protocol Critic ... at December 08, 2016 10:45 PM (AoK0a)

233 226 I have no idea what any of you are talking about. It pays to get here early.
Posted by: josephistan at December 08, 2016 10:44 PM (7qAYi)

You're in good company, because we don't either.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:45 PM (0mRoj)

234 Plus the old rotary phones work when the electricity is down.
Posted by: davidt
----------

Not a function of them being rotary, just a function of the telco having batteries.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 10:45 PM (ZO497)

235 I have a bunch of old dial phones which I am gradually restoring. In service right now in our house is a Western Electric 302 (the "I Love Lucy" phone), a first-generation WE 500 with the metal dial ('50s and early '60s standard), a WE 102 (their first handset phone) and a Stromberg-Carlson candlestick with no dial. The 302 is the best-sounding phone by far, because the 500 was purposely crippled to avoid the 60-cycle hum that used to be a common presence in phone lines. I have a huge wood hand-crank wall phone waiting to go up, but it needs thorough re-wiring to work on a common-battery line.

Of course, virtually the only phone calls we get on our home line are spam calls. All our friends and family call us on our cell phones.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (0MKRD)

236 The Phone Company.

Posted by: The President's Analyst at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (XoldI)

237 So, our son was being installed as an officer at a new service organization on his university campus.

A DROP DEAD GORGEOUS GIRL was glued to his side all evening.

He introduced me to her, and then walked away, with her tagging along.

Husband noticed, and asked son, "She seems to be really, really into you? What's up?"

Son: "She has issues and she's a little crazy."

My idiot husband: "That doesn't mean you can't tap that."

Son: "Dad, you're an idiot."

Who's the adult here?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (PY9jH)

238 >>I do.
Posted by: Jenny at December 08, 2016 10:44 PM (ZO497)


Do you know a girl named 'Meghan'?

...asking for a friend.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (UD0Gq)

239 Yeah, that's something I'll never do. Impoverishing oneself to make money for jewelry retailers and South African diamond cartels so a girl can go brag to her friends just doesn't seem worth it.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

I can't throw stones (Get it?), but I have always had better luck with growing roses and giving them when they bloom. Seems to work well and it reminds you to do something nice at random times. My grandfather taught me that one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (92kX2)

240 Hmm.

Welcome to the 21st century I guess, but we had no option for a hard wired phone line to the new mouse house. Just cables and modems...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (auUHv)

241 Not one of you morons has commented on my family sharing a party line with a black whore house in SC way back in the day. It's like I don't even know you people.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


"No I'm sorry sir, we're not a lunch wagon and we don't have any hard salami sandwiches-- oh WAIT, NOW I know who you're trying to reach..." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (u8kLQ)

242 278-1327

Last number at the apartment in San Diego where my Mom lived, and from where I left to go active duty with the USAF in '76.

Area codes out there changed a bit, since then.

I was there when the Los Angeles area kept it's 714 area code, and San Diego had to give that up and take on the 619 code.

Imagine that. Well into the early 1970s, both L.A. and San Diego's combined telephone numbers were not enough to deplete one single area code exchange.

And I used to keep a pocket directory, in which I kept important numbers, written in as small a hand as I could write and see, so that I'd not fill up that book too quickly.

What's boggling, isn't how far we've come since then, but how far things will go in the years to come. And what price might be paid for that progress, in terms of loss of privacy, anonymity and individuality.

Think Bob at NSA has been a drag? Just wait till Amazoooglepple gets their hooks really set into your lizard brain stem.

And then long for these, the good olde days.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (v5iqM)

243 223 Hugh Jorgen, what's really weird is, one writer of the Tommy Tutone song "867-5309/Jenny", says there really was a Jenny and it really was her number.

Then *another* writer of the same exact song, says the entire thing was 100% fiction; there was no Jenny, and the number was made up on the spot.

Who knows what the real story is.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:43 PM (u8kLQ)

I heard the "really hers" story. But you're right, who knows?

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at December 08, 2016 10:47 PM (R5EqA)

244 Insomniac - You out-keyboarded me on PE 6-5000

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 10:47 PM (ZO497)

245 The BEST phone song IMO. I guess this would be considered "classic country" now. It's just so good.

https:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=29ebiwO4O70

"Here's A Quarter"

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at December 08, 2016 10:47 PM (AJeMv)

246 >>Son: "She has issues and she's a little crazy."


Slumpbuster?

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:47 PM (UD0Gq)

247 215 Not one of you morons has commented on my family sharing a party line with a black whore house in SC way back in the day.

It's like I don't even know you people.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
-----------------

Sorry, but - You ain't the only southerner here, ma'am.
That wasn't exactly a rare occurrence - next you'll tell us that they made the best cornbread & collards in town?
Been there, got the t-shirt. And a couple lifelong friends, to boot!

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:47 PM (WssnW)

248 Right? My God, the ride home must've been insufferable.

"Did you SEE that diamond ring?"
"Uh, yeah."
"You never gave ME a diamond like that!"

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:35 PM (0mRoj)


the answer is of course, to pull into the driveway and say, "see that house? THAT'S why I never gave you a diamond like that"

(OK, kids dental work, AV system, whatever)

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 10:47 PM (yLUuz)

249 Who's the adult here?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (PY9jH)

Um, I agree with Dad? Every dude needs to make that mistake once or twice, if only to appreciate the... sane ones?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (92kX2)

250 Who's the adult here? "

It's a guy thing...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (auUHv)

251 No Ericofons? My parents had one of those. Leased, of course.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (VSenK)

252 Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (PY9jH)

Your son has heeded our wisdom not to stick his dick in crazy.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (0mRoj)

253 39 Used to be TV shows where people were murdered with phones. Those suckers had heft. If you tried that now with your Samsung, you'd look like Pajama Boy fighting Mike Tyson.
Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 10:07 PM (iMxBJ)


One of the most memorable scenes from "Midnight Cowboy" was where Joe Buck robbed an old pervert by smashing a phone into his mouth. I still remember that all these years later.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (+lVUW)

254 That Motorola bag phone, my first cellphone.

Plan was with GTE, $30 a month with 30 free minutes. $1 a minute after that.

I learned to talk real fast when using that thing. Now? People walk around the grocery store talking the whole time they are in there.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (1JnAL)

255 Hello, Miss Adriane. I trust you're doing well?

Are you still doing house renovations? Or has that project now been completed?

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (IcT7t)

256 >>"Did you SEE that diamond ring?"
>"Uh, yeah."
>>"You never gave ME a diamond like that!"



"He's still getting blow jobs"

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:49 PM (UD0Gq)

257 Am I the only one who thinks that the Pale Moon browser has turned to total shit?

It used to be fast, and now it is a sluggish piece of crap.

And I just upgraded my HD to a SSD!

If anyone can tell me how to transfer all of my shortcuts and navigation bar and all that crap to Brave I will switch in a heartbeat!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2016 10:49 PM (42Mgr)

258 Jim, I still remember when the 714 area code coverage area was absurdly large. I think even Mammoth Lakes once had 714 as an area code.

And, back in the day 213 covered *all* of LA County. Ordinary suburban folk shared it with the BevHills celebs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:50 PM (u8kLQ)

259 39
Used to be TV shows where people were murdered with phones. Those
suckers had heft. If you tried that now with your Samsung, you'd look
like Pajama Boy fighting Mike Tyson.


unless you wanted to set them on fire.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 08, 2016 10:50 PM (Oi5b2)

260 the answer is of course, to pull into the driveway and say, "see that house? THAT'S why I never gave you a diamond like that"

(OK, kids dental work, AV system, whatever)
Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 10:47 PM (yLUuz)

Which will be followed by months of pouting.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:50 PM (0mRoj)

261 I'm a bit confused with all the fake news out there and don't know where to turn for actual facts on this question: will Hillary Clinton be President? Ever?

Thanks if anyone can elucidate.

Posted by: Arch Stanton at December 08, 2016 10:50 PM (WV40F)

262 or,

"She gives way better head than you do."

"...it's like she took a lesson. Or a got a degree in it."

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:50 PM (UD0Gq)

263 Your son has heeded our wisdom not to stick his dick in crazy.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (0mRoj)


I told my husband that tonight. Husband: "But, damn. She's gorgeous!"

*gives the side eye to husband*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:50 PM (PY9jH)

264 54 35 Do you guys remember party lines?

Yep. When I was growing up in NY state. I think it had to ring three times for us. Oh, and I haven't seen a phone booth like that in years. Last time was in London back in the early '90's.
Posted by: HH at December 08, 2016 10:09 PM (DrCtv)


You mean where you could listen in on the conversations of other people on the same party line? Yup.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 10:51 PM (+lVUW)

265 We were doing some blow in bathroom of the Roxy in 85 and Tommy Tutone, who sang the song "867-5309/Jenny", says there really was a Jenny and it really was her number and she was a real estate broker. Jenny sucked at real estate and later married Aaron Spelling.



Posted by: Brian Williams at December 08, 2016 10:51 PM (cOHS7)

266 Gotta go with Papa D'oh, here.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:51 PM (UD0Gq)

267 >>>Lack of supervision led to tonight's Genius Award Winner

I don't get it. For this to be a true genius award, shouldn't the video ended with the "genius" plummeting to his death?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 08, 2016 10:52 PM (R+30W)

268 Ya know, telephone cords came in handy at times.

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:52 PM (PY9jH)

269 My first rotary phone only had three numbers on the dial: I, V, and X...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki, #FreeCthulhuAlreadyFFS at December 08, 2016 10:52 PM (kP16F)

270 >>Not a function of them being rotary, just a function of the telco having batteries.

Analog vs digital. I worked for The Phone company just post divesture. The most dysfunctional place I ever worked.

For all intents, AT&T was the federal government. They had no idea what it meant to be a private company.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2016 10:52 PM (/tuJf)

271 237 So, our son was being installed as an officer at a new service organization on his university campus.

A DROP DEAD GORGEOUS GIRL was glued to his side all evening.

He introduced me to her, and then walked away, with her tagging along.

Husband noticed, and asked son, "She seems to be really, really into you? What's up?"

Son: "She has issues and she's a little crazy."

My idiot husband: "That doesn't mean you can't tap that."

Son: "Dad, you're an idiot."

Who's the adult here?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (PY9jH)

So your son knows one of the standing rules of the Horde - don't stick your dick in crazy.

Posted by: josephistan at December 08, 2016 10:52 PM (7qAYi)

272 It's naht a schumer!

Posted by: Ahnold at December 08, 2016 10:53 PM (Tyii7)

273 252 Your son has heeded our wisdom not to stick his dick in crazy.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (0mRoj)


A lot of wise things have originated here, but surely not that one. It must predate civilization.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 10:53 PM (iMxBJ)

274 A buck a minute? My first GSM plan was five bucks per minute international...

Talk fast.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at December 08, 2016 10:53 PM (auUHv)

275 The Doolittle Terminator!



Posted by: Adriane the Protocol Critic ... at December 08, 2016 10:45 PM


Jeez. Now I don't know what to think. The terminator is a crafty devil.

Posted by: otho at December 08, 2016 10:53 PM (lmIoG)

276 Gotta go with Papa D'oh, here.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:51 PM (UD0Gq)

As you and I know, the corollary to the law, "Don't Stick Your Dick In Crazy" is, "...unless you are young."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2016 10:53 PM (42Mgr)

277 One of the jokes in the electric shop on navy ships was to send new guys out to find batteries for the sound powered phones.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 10:53 PM (w+Jhj)

278 "Ya know, telephone cords came in handy at times."

When they weren't all tangled up.

Posted by: davidt at December 08, 2016 10:54 PM (XoldI)

279 My first reaction to the 'phone booth at the top of the page was - 'That is not a Tardis!'

Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:54 PM (DPsHK)

280 Are you still doing house renovations? Or has that project now been completed?

heh

hehe

ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Painting the wet bar. Getting ready to lower the counter.

Going to add some insulation on the west wall via 2x4s, fiberglass roll, and sheet rocking. Going to lose a slice of each room but the a/c bill should seriously decrease next summer.

Seasonally, stringing some Christmas lights and making decorative tiles with lazertran papers ...

trying to find my mom's stollen recipe ...

I hope you are doing OK.

Posted by: Adriane the This Old House is a Pipe Dream Critic ... at December 08, 2016 10:55 PM (AoK0a)

281 A lot of wise things have originated here, but surely not that one. It must predate civilization.

I think it comes from ancient Persia, where they also had rules against sticking it in beehives.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 10:55 PM (IcT7t)

282 263 Your son has heeded our wisdom not to stick his dick in crazy.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:48 PM (0mRoj)

I told my husband that tonight. Husband: "But, damn. She's gorgeous!"

*gives the side eye to husband*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:50 PM (PY9jH)

Many lethal creatures in the wild are pretty on the surface.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:56 PM (0mRoj)

283 Ya know, telephone cords came in handy at times.

*shifty eyes*


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:52 PM (PY9jH)


When you have to strangle someone in a pinch.

Posted by: cm9000 at December 08, 2016 10:56 PM (vYaiw)

284 OT: Breaking News - Black female coach fired for dismissing two students from the team for having a sexual relationship. At the start of the season she laid out the no no rules but the PC college fired her for kicking a homosexual relationship off the team. Title IX and all that.

Is she a moron? Probably not but she's working on it.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/htntdom


Posted by: gNewt at December 08, 2016 10:56 PM (Yti03)

285 I remember when exchanges were identified by words. JUstice8-5519 = 588-5519. Of course, that was before an area code was required for local calls.

Posted by: RickZ at December 08, 2016 10:56 PM (VV6/D)

286 A safety sure would be nice...

Posted by: The Autumn Wind - Silence the Queefs at December 08, 2016 10:56 PM (CRotO)

287 trying to find my mom's stollen recipe ...

Did you file a police report?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:56 PM (0mRoj)

288 best movie phone scene...

when the james caan character finally escapes from his bedroom to explore the house. he's sees the black rotary phone, wheels himself to it as fast as he can, picks it up, and it isn't wired to anything.

talk about misery
i felt for the guy

Posted by: concrete girl at December 08, 2016 10:56 PM (06hI8)

289 I think it comes from ancient Persia, where they also had rules against sticking it in beehives.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


NOW you tell me!!! Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow...

Posted by: A. Weiner at December 08, 2016 10:56 PM (u8kLQ)

290 235---Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at December 08, 2016 10:46 PM (0MKRD)
-----------------------------
Wow. That is beyond nifty.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 08, 2016 10:57 PM (Nox3c)

291 On my first assignment to Hawaii in '96, I couldn't call my mom on Mother's Day. Because everyone else was calling their mom. Christmas and Thanksgiving were also spotty, but Mother's Day was pointless to try.

This past year I would be at the beach and my nephew would FaceTime me. He has no idea that being able to video call is a new thing.

Posted by: Arch Stanton at December 08, 2016 10:57 PM (WV40F)

292 Son had his heart broken a couple of years ago by beautiful and "sincere."

Broke mine and my husband's hearts as well. Took her to meet the entire family for MIL's 90th birthday. And then she dumped him. Because he wasn't Catholic. Dumped him over the phone.

It will be a long time before he trusts "pretty" and "sincere" again.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:57 PM (PY9jH)

293

trying to find my mom's stollen recipe ...

Call the cops!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2016 10:57 PM (IqV8l)

294 >>As you and I know, the corollary to the law, "Don't Stick Your Dick In Crazy" is, "...unless you are young."


D'oh Boy is young enough.

There are equally valid Maxims that support my position.

"A tool that isn't used gets rusty." - is one.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:57 PM (UD0Gq)

295 234 Plus the old rotary phones work when the electricity is down.
Posted by: davidt
----------

Not a function of them being rotary, just a function of the telco having batteries.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
-----------------

Yeah, landlines tend to work whenever. Even if you're underwater, Ma Bell has your six. I once went 11 days without electricity (in the city), but the phone never crapped.

Jane, your husband is obviously a sane, cool, mf - he just wants D'oh Jr to experience life to it's fullest (and that sounds like a chance to do so).

Garrett - thanks for the SRV hookup, but you didn't link "The Telephone Song?" WTF?

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 10:57 PM (WssnW)

296
So your son knows one of the standing rules of the Horde - don't stick your dick in crazy.
Posted by: josephistan at December 08, 2016 10:52 PM (7qAYi)

More like guidelines really.

*shifts eyes from side to side*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:57 PM (92kX2)

297 Going to add some insulation on the west wall via 2x4s, fiberglass roll, and sheet rocking. Going to lose a slice of each room but the a/c bill should seriously decrease next summer.

Considering the area, always a smart move.

I hope you are doing OK.

Doing great. No shark attacks or giant octopus encounters for at least a week now.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 10:58 PM (IcT7t)

298 Kelce!!!

Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 10:58 PM (emDjj)

299 I'm shocked there hasn't already been a country song with the title of "Don't Stick Your Dick In Crazy."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 10:58 PM (u8kLQ)

300 >>When you have to strangle someone in a pinch.


Yeah.


'Someone'.

Posted by: Zombie David Caradine at December 08, 2016 10:59 PM (UD0Gq)

301 Shit.

Posted by: The Autumn Wind - Silence the Queefs at December 08, 2016 10:59 PM (CRotO)

302 trying to find my mom's stollen recipe ...

Did you file a police report?


Well the fruitcake is a lethal weapon, so we just kind'a keep our heads down ... sometimes we wear wigs to avoid the facial recognition software ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at December 08, 2016 10:59 PM (AoK0a)

303 Which will be followed by months of pouting.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 10:50 PM (0mRoj)


Let's face it, you are going to get months of pouting anyways no matter what. Might as well do what is necessary to claim the higher ground.

I'm a bastard, I'd consider putting a "for sale" sign on her car if it went on for very long, and explain it was to raise the cash for her ring. Which is probably why I am still single.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 10:59 PM (yLUuz)

304 And then she dumped him. Because he wasn't Catholic. Dumped him over the phone.


You'd think she could have figured out that was a deal breaker a little earlier on.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:00 PM (0mRoj)

305 276 Gotta go with Papa D'oh, here.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:51 PM (UD0Gq)

As you and I know, the corollary to the law, "Don't Stick Your Dick In Crazy" is, "...unless you are young."
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2016 10:53 PM (42Mgr)


Youth is wasted on the young

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 11:00 PM (voOPb)

306 >> thanks for the SRV hookup, but you didn't link "The Telephone Song?"


I linked Astrud Gilberto doing a different 'Telephone Song' up above...

and, nobody else is playing. So you get what I give you!

Posted by: Zombie David Caradine at December 08, 2016 11:00 PM (UD0Gq)

307 194
And, yeah - that rotary phone is all kinds of screwed up. Backwards, 2 zeros...

Could be French. I once heard rumors the French had a wildly different dialing scheme. 'Course, Google is no help; it just wants to show me pictures of fancy phones called "French style" that aren't actually French.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 08, 2016 11:00 PM (Oi5b2)

308 >> And then she dumped him. Because he wasn't Catholic. Dumped him over the phone.


Some girls insist on getting it bareback.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:01 PM (UD0Gq)

309 281 A lot of wise things have originated here, but surely not that one. It must predate civilization.

I think it comes from ancient Persia, where they also had rules against sticking it in beehives.
Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 10:55 PM (IcT7t)

I'm sure somewhere in Florida someone is working hard to test that theory. And meth.

Posted by: josephistan at December 08, 2016 11:01 PM (7qAYi)

310 Oops!
SRV - Telephone Song

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gfmo59iRJUM

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 11:01 PM (WssnW)

311 There may not be professional songs about not sticking it in crazy, but this one is fun anyway:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zcyo9tm

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:02 PM (iMxBJ)

312 I'm sure somewhere in Florida someone is working hard to test that theory. And meth.
Posted by: josephistan at December 08, 2016 11:01 PM (7qAYi)

Meth comes from Albuquerque. Everyone knows that.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:02 PM (0mRoj)

313 You'd think she could have figured out that was a deal breaker a little earlier on.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:00 PM (0mRoj)


Yeah. Found out her mother is cray-cray, and pushed the break up. A friend of mine has known the family forever, and said the mom is nuts.


So, disaster averted.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:02 PM (PY9jH)

314 Funny my SIL was telling a story that all those phone booths disappeared because of someone getting trapped and dying in one, and there was a huge lawsuit.

I guess I should google to see if that is fake news.

Posted by: blaster at December 08, 2016 11:02 PM (stTTh)

315 313 You'd think she could have figured out that was a deal breaker a little earlier on.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:00 PM (0mRoj)

Yeah. Found out her mother is cray-cray, and pushed the break up. A friend of mine has known the family forever, and said the mom is nuts.


So, disaster averted.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:02 PM (PY9jH)

Silver lining I guess, but that still sucks.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:03 PM (0mRoj)

316 >>SIL was telling a story that all those phone booths disappeared because of someone getting trapped and dying in one



That was Punky Brewster's friend.

and it was an old refrigerator.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:03 PM (UD0Gq)

317 Doing great. No shark attacks or giant octopus encounters for at least a week now.

You're not saying anything about kimono dragons though! Should I be worried?

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at December 08, 2016 11:03 PM (AoK0a)

318 307
194

And, yeah - that rotary phone is all kinds of screwed up. Backwards, 2 zeros...

Could be French.


...or New Zealandese. http://tinyurl.com/j4t4d7r

Posted by: Anachronda at December 08, 2016 11:03 PM (Oi5b2)

319 Where is Muldoon with a limerick about not sticking dicks in crazy? Or a limerick about rotary phones?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:04 PM (PY9jH)

320 316 >>SIL was telling a story that all those phone booths disappeared because of someone getting trapped and dying in one



That was Punky Brewster's friend.

and it was an old refrigerator.
Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:03 PM (UD0Gq)

Pop Rocks were also involved.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:04 PM (0mRoj)

321 kimodo ... dang autocorrupt!

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at December 08, 2016 11:04 PM (AoK0a)

322 If phone booths still existed today, could Lena Dunham or Amy Schumer fit in one?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:04 PM (u8kLQ)

323 314 Funny my SIL was telling a story that all those phone booths disappeared because of someone getting trapped and dying in one, and there was a huge lawsuit.
Posted by: blaster at December 08, 2016 11:02 PM (stTTh)


Yes, and typewriters disappeared because too many people were losing fingers and it was becoming too hard to cover it up.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:04 PM (iMxBJ)

324 That was Punky Brewster's friend.

and it was an old refrigerator.
Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:03 PM (UD0Gq)

Pop Rocks were also involved.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:04 PM (0mRoj)

And giant boobs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:04 PM (92kX2)

325 Funny my SIL was telling a story that all those phone booths disappeared because of someone getting trapped and dying in one, and there was a huge lawsuit.

I guess I should google to see if that is fake news.


I heard is was all the public indecency incidents from guys trying to change into "Superman" costumes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:05 PM (IcT7t)

326 Insomniac: and an old Samsung cell phone...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:05 PM (u8kLQ)

327 Shit. Preesh, Garrett.

Now I'm going to listening to SRV 'til Columbo'clock. Or whenever I pass out. Whichever comes first.

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 11:05 PM (WssnW)

328 And refrigerators totally disappeared from kitchens because of all the kids trapped and suffocating in them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:05 PM (PY9jH)

329 don't stick your dick in crazy

Yes. Stick to paste.

Posted by: Smokin' Uncle Joe Biden at December 08, 2016 11:06 PM (Tyii7)

330 326 Insomniac: and an old Samsung cell phone...
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:05 PM (u8kLQ)

Wouldn't have fit in the refrigerator.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:06 PM (0mRoj)

331 Pennsylvania 6-5000
Posted by: Glenn Miller at December 08, 2016 10:38 PM (ZO497)


Even into the 80's, that was the phone number for the hotel across from Penn Station/Madison Square Garden. I remember that because I looked it up one time. Cracked me up, but then I'm easily amused.

Posted by: RickZ at December 08, 2016 11:06 PM (VV6/D)

332 There once was a phone with a dial,
and wires, that went many a mile.
You could talk to it, you see,
And thems would listen to thee,
And if they liked what you said, they would smile ...

Posted by: Adriane the Rotary Phone Critic ... at December 08, 2016 11:06 PM (AoK0a)

333 Insomniac, true. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:06 PM (u8kLQ)

334 203 I am terribly depressed that ace hasn't put up a thread about Barry Jingle Nuts throwing his intel under the bus on CNN re ISIS (or "ISIL" as he calls the murderous Muzzies).
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (PY9jH)


President Nothing's Ever My Fault

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 11:07 PM (+lVUW)

335 >>Now I'm going to listening to SRV 'til Columbo'clock


I've been on an Otis Redding kick since the 'Live at the Whisky...' discs came out.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:07 PM (UD0Gq)

336 I heard is was all the public indecency incidents from guys trying to change into "Superman" costumes.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


Hey, YOU try and slip into a pair of tights in one of those cramped things without causing a big run...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:08 PM (u8kLQ)

337 334 203 I am terribly depressed that ace hasn't put up a thread about Barry Jingle Nuts throwing his intel under the bus on CNN re ISIS (or "ISIL" as he calls the murderous Muzzies).
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:40 PM (PY9jH)

President Nothing's Ever My Fault
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 11:07 PM (+lVUW)


If Obama's PR projects were named like military operations (and for all I know, they are, Valerie and Josh with a whiteboard), the one he's on now would be

Operation Insistent Legacy

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:08 PM (iMxBJ)

338 The ultimate phone booth-ish ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zBH3GANASg

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at December 08, 2016 11:09 PM (AoK0a)

339 So your son knows one of the standing rules of the Horde - don't stick your dick in crazy.
Posted by: josephistan at December 08, 2016 10:52 PM (7qAYi)




not so much a rule as suggestion with footnotes.



if you do hold on tight since the ride is fun for a while.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:09 PM (cPsPa)

340 You're not saying anything about kimono dragons though! Should I be worried?

Absolutely! It's going to be in the low 70's next week, so they'll be active and out in their little golf carts.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:09 PM (IcT7t)

341 "I'm shocked there hasn't already been a country song with the title of "Don't Stick Your Dick In Crazy."

Posted by: qdpsteve"

Pretty sure David Allen Coe would have had that covered.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 11:09 PM (w+Jhj)

342 I'm sure someone must have noted it, already, but that first dial phone is SCREWED UP! The numbers are backwards, except for the ")" which is the only one in correct position.

That was a gag phone, right? Although that was from back in the days when the phone wasn't even yours. It was AT&T's and you could only rent it ... just like the cable companies and their shitty boxes today.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:09 PM (zc3Db)

343 watching the sammy hagar road trip. hard to believe him and bill clinton are the same age.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 08, 2016 11:09 PM (KP5rU)

344 Was driving through Los Alamitos the other day when I saw a business close to the hospital, with their sign:

"Affordable Caregivers"

Now hey, I know times and money are tight, but I'm not sure 80-year-old Mom would get the greatest reassurance knowing you chose her daily care nurse from "Affordable Caregivers."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:10 PM (u8kLQ)

345 States with high population got two area codes,
lower population states just got one, and for them the middle digit was a
0. Smart, saved time and equipment wear overall.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 08, 2016 10:27 PM (rB/gm)

And one and zero were not permitted to be used for exchanges. So by the second digit of someone's phone number you knew if they were starting with the area code.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:10 PM (uBoPR)

346 Actually, now that I think about it I'd bet that phone is from Europe. It looks shitty like that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:10 PM (zc3Db)

347 I heard is was all the public indecency incidents from guys trying to change into "Superman" costumes.
Posted by: Blanco Basura




well, that is partially true. the problem was when two guys were trying to slip into the same superman costume in a phone booth.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:10 PM (cPsPa)

348 340 You're not saying anything about kimono dragons though! Should I be worried?

Absolutely! It's going to be in the low 70's next week, so they'll be active and out in their little golf carts.
Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:09 PM (IcT7t)

Their back spines rip up those silk robes though.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)

349 342 Although that was from back in the days when the phone wasn't even yours. It was AT&T's and you could only rent it ... just like the cable companies and their shitty boxes today.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:09 PM (zc3Db)


Yes. I love everything about my old black dial phone, except that it does not have "Bell System Property Not For Sale" stamped on the bottom.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:10 PM (iMxBJ)

350 The Father Christmas song by Greg Lake is amazing. Beautiful setting, lovely music accented with Ian Anderson's incredible flute.

The Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State wrote a beautiful tribute to Glenn. Included is this.

"He left this earth for the third time as a happy and fulfilled person"

http://glenn.osu.edu/news/brown-glenn-message/

Posted by: Jen at December 08, 2016 11:10 PM (be9L9)

351 Funny my SIL was telling a story that all those phone booths disappeared because of someone getting trapped and dying in one, and there was a huge lawsuit.



Ask her what happened to stick shifts.

If you dare.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 08, 2016 11:11 PM (SRKgf)

352 What.

The.

Fuck.

Did.

I.

Just.

See?

Posted by: The Autumn Wind - Silence the Queefs at December 08, 2016 11:11 PM (CRotO)

353 "And giant boobs.



Posted by: Aetius451AD"

Somebody call me?

Posted by: TFG-BHO at December 08, 2016 11:12 PM (w+Jhj)

354 Absolutely! It's going to be in the low 70's next week, so they'll be active and out in their little golf carts.

Chasing pokemon or singing kabuki, whichever is worse !
: -))

oy. hubby wants the internet, so bbl, all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at December 08, 2016 11:12 PM (AoK0a)

355 Hmm. Real case. Bigbee v Pacific Bell.

Though he lived. Not sure that it was the end of booths with doors because it was early 70s.

Posted by: blaster at December 08, 2016 11:12 PM (stTTh)

356 The Baywatch movie is going to be R rated? Hmmmm...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:12 PM (92kX2)

357 Oh yeah, I totes want Google all up in my business.

Posted by: The Autumn Wind - Silence the Queefs at December 08, 2016 11:12 PM (CRotO)

358 There's still a working rotary dial phone booth in Kelly Iowa, I used to have the number because it takes inbound calls. The neighbor waits for people to stop and takes pictures and then calls them. hahaha!

Posted by: IP at December 08, 2016 11:12 PM (aPd7l)

359 Jane D'oh,
Good. Sounds like your son is smart enough to not get mixed up with Crazy Girl who may turn out to be a bunny boiler.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 11:13 PM (+lVUW)

360 can I have a hint?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 11:13 PM (yLUuz)

361 356 The Baywatch movie is going to be R rated? Hmmmm...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:12 PM (92kX2)


May Plastic Pamela's obligatory cameo be short.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:13 PM (iMxBJ)

362 If I wanted to talk to my girlfriends, or a
boyfriend, I would use the phone in my parents' room. But wasn't allowed
to close the door.

I was abused, I tell ya!


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:28 PM (PY9jH)

I got a private phone line for my 16th birthday - my bedroom had been used as an office and had its own number. It was a red phone.

I was spoiled, I tell ya!

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:13 PM (uBoPR)

363 i liked dialing popcorn for the time

Posted by: concrete girl at December 08, 2016 11:14 PM (06hI8)

364 I wish these motherfuckers would shut the fuck up.

Hey, fuckwits, you try playing with a dislocated pinky on your throwing hand.

grrrrr

Posted by: The Autumn Wind - Silence the Queefs at December 08, 2016 11:14 PM (CRotO)

365 *poops*

Posted by: lena d at December 08, 2016 11:14 PM (6FqZa)

366 361 356 The Baywatch movie is going to be R rated? Hmmmm...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:12 PM (92kX2)

May Plastic Pamela's obligatory cameo be short.
Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:13 PM (iMxBJ)

Wasn't Alexandria Doddario supposed to be in it? She is a pretty lady.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:14 PM (92kX2)

367 Amy Schumer as Barbie?

Another innocent American tradition, a simple child's toy adored by generations of little girls debased and made tawdry for cheap laughs and filthy lucre.

But I bet she does butt stuff.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at December 08, 2016 11:14 PM (zwsnd)

368 356 The Baywatch movie is going to be R rated? Hmmmm...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:12 PM (92kX2)

Alexandra Daddario's in it so hopefully there are multiple gratuitous shower scenes.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:14 PM (0mRoj)

369
Jane D'oh,

Good. Sounds like your son is smart enough to not get mixed up with Crazy Girl who may turn out to be a bunny boiler.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 11:13 PM (+lVUW)


"Bunny Boiler" is exactly the term I used with my husband, when he was saying, "Yeah, but...."

Son has more sense than his dad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:14 PM (PY9jH)

370 I got a private phone line for my 16th birthday - my bedroom had been used as an office and had its own number. It was a red phone.

I was spoiled, I tell ya!
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:13 PM (uBoPR)




none of the kids today will ever have to wonder if someone is eavesdropping on their call from another extension.

of course the nsa is recording everything they say, everything they do, and everywhere they go.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:15 PM (cPsPa)

371 >>you try playing with a dislocated pinky on your throwing hand.


Only a pussy would do that.

Posted by: Ronnie Lott at December 08, 2016 11:15 PM (UD0Gq)

372 concrete girl, if you knew what you were doing, you could also play "Funkytown" on the phone keys. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:15 PM (u8kLQ)

373 I got a private phone line for my 16th birthday - my bedroom had been used as an office and had its own number. It was a red phone.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:13 PM (uBoPR)


That was the hot line to the Soviet Premier. We all thank you for not starting WWIII as a joke.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:15 PM (zc3Db)

374 362 I got a private phone line for my 16th birthday - my bedroom had been used as an office and had its own number. It was a red phone.
I was spoiled, I tell ya!
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:13 PM (uBoPR)


In a certain era, I could have predicted with absolute confidence that that phone would have been a Princess Phone. That phone was actually a clever piece of engineering -- they made the dial, which was in the handset, smaller, while keeping the finger holes the same size, by having the little hook that catches your finger at the end of dialing a number move.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:16 PM (iMxBJ)

375 Boiled bunny actually isn't bad as a side with some freshly fried hobo.

Which reminds me, I need to ask the Horde: how do you debone a hobo?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:17 PM (u8kLQ)

376 Remember how cool a push button handset with backlighting looked the first time you saw one?

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:17 PM (UD0Gq)

377 "Bunny Boiler" is exactly the term I used with my husband, when he was saying, "Yeah, but...."

Son has more sense than his dad.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:14 PM (PY9jH)

To be fair, in my experience most women are very critical of women a friend/son is dating.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:17 PM (92kX2)

378 342
I'm sure someone must have noted it, already, but that first dial phone
is SCREWED UP! The numbers are backwards, except for the ")" which is
the only one in correct position.


Nope. New Zealand. The phone dial goes the other way to match the swirl of their toilets.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 08, 2016 11:18 PM (Oi5b2)

379 >>Which reminds me, I need to ask the Horde: how do you debone a hobo?


Show him a picture of Lena Dunham on the Crapper.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:18 PM (UD0Gq)

380 364, SMFH, I have to watch on mute because Chris Collingshit irritates me no end. And he never ever shuts up.

Posted by: IC at December 08, 2016 11:18 PM (gcme+)

381 "none of the kids today will ever have to wonder if someone is eavesdropping on their call from another extension."

The earliest wireless phone could be listened to with a scanner. They only had 10 different frequencies that they used.

Or so I've heard....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 11:18 PM (w+Jhj)

382 375 Which reminds me, I need to ask the Horde: how do you debone a hobo?
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:17 PM (u8kLQ)


Step 1: Make sure the hobo is fully dead. Can't tell you how many times that has messed things up
Step 2: a good, sharp boning knife. Global makes a good one.

If what you're really asking is "I have boned a hobo, and I want to make it so that that did not happen," can't help you.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:19 PM (iMxBJ)

383 Oh shit! I just realized I remember our home phone number from the Eisenhower administration. This was before it went to all numbers. Our area started with VI (for Viking).

I don't whether to be proud or concerned that I could dredge it up.

Posted by: JTB at December 08, 2016 11:19 PM (V+03K)

384 It's amazing how quickly skills disappear when you no longer use them.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 08, 2016 10:32 PM (nvMvs)

I had a handful of fax numbers memorized. Sad!

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:19 PM (uBoPR)

385 Please stop talking about refrigerators.
I believe mine is shitting the bed as we speak. It is making noises like a couple cats are fucking in the crisper drawer (I checked - no cats).

It's depressing, because I can't even afford to pay the electric bill yet this month. Anyone within 100 miles of Va Beach getting a new fridge for Christmas?

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 11:19 PM (WssnW)

386 279 My first reaction to the 'phone booth at the top of the page was - 'That is not a Tardis!'
Posted by: Heartly Karmachov at December 08, 2016 10:54 PM (DPsHK)


Well, my first reaction was the knowledge that those things were often used by drunks and were truly disgusting.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 11:19 PM (+lVUW)

387
To be fair, in my experience most women are very critical of women a friend/son is dating.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:17 PM (92kX2)




well sure, but in fairness, almost every woman has had a bunny by the scruff of its neck over a pot of boiling water at one point or another.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:19 PM (cPsPa)

388 378 342
I'm sure someone must have noted it, already, but that first dial phone
is SCREWED UP! The numbers are backwards, except for the ")" which is
the only one in correct position.

Nope. New Zealand. The phone dial goes the other way to match the swirl of their toilets.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 08, 2016 11:18 PM (Oi5b2)


Ding
Ding
Ding
We have a winner with phone from New Zealand

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 11:19 PM (voOPb)

389 Dear Lord, the man cannot help himself:

http://tinyurl.com/hrcq6fw

Barack Obama Marks Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day With A Picture Of . . . Barack Obama


Once, just once I would like to see him actually not make every fricking thing about HIM.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:20 PM (92kX2)

390 And one and zero were not permitted to be used for exchanges. So by the second digit of someone's phone number you knew if they were starting with the area code.
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:10 PM (uBoPR)

Smarter than the average bear!

Posted by: Halfwise at December 08, 2016 11:20 PM (rB/gm)

391

Trump
Trump
Trump


deport
deport
deport

Posted by: origional Jake at December 08, 2016 11:20 PM (jrFgU)

392 Funny my SIL was telling a story that all those
phone booths disappeared because of someone getting trapped and dying in
one, and there was a huge lawsuit.



I guess I should google to see if that is fake news.



I heard is was all the public indecency incidents from guys trying to change into "Superman" costumes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of
Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:05 PM (IcT7t)
---------------------------
Everyone knows it's because of the Matrix.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:20 PM (uBoPR)

393 If what you're really asking is "I have boned a hobo, and I want to make it so that that did not happen," can't help you.
Posted by: Splunge


Splunge, not this week.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:20 PM (u8kLQ)

394 Nope. New Zealand. The phone dial goes the other way to match the swirl of their toilets.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 08, 2016 11:18 PM (Oi5b2)


Aha! I guessed something like that in my following comment. I guessed Europe. Same thing ...

But they still put the "0" in the wrong place, then. Those counter-clockwise toilets really messed those people up, good.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (zc3Db)

395 120
Compare that to let's say Tim Allen. He was a fairly blue comedian. But he struck it on a family sitcom, not something solely for kids. No way in hell he gets The Santa Clause or Toy Story based on his stand up comedy. He got that because of Home Improvement which converted him from adult stand up to family show comedy.

Posted by: buzzion at December 08, 2016 10:24 PM (z/Ubi)


A local radio host played a segment from a current Tim Allen show where he is going to give a speech at his daughter's college, but first she has to check his speech for microaggressions. It was funny and dead on the mark.

Tim Allen might very well be a lurking Moron, is what I'm saying.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

396
To be fair, in my experience most women are very critical of women a friend/son is dating.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:17 PM (92kX2)


I adored his ex-girlfriend. I honestly believed she would be our daughter-in-law. Broke my heart (and my husband's) when she dumped our son.

I took a liking to the gorgeous girl "attached" to son's side last week. I saw that our son was giving her the cold shoulder and didn't get it.

I want so badly for our son to fall in love with a great girl who will love him as much as he loves her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (PY9jH)

397 >> in fairness, almost every woman has had a bunny by the scruff of its neck over a pot of boiling water at one point or another.



IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE ALL WOMEN ARE CRAZY

Posted by: ben Roethlesburger at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (UD0Gq)

398 Hi, folks.

Tonight's miraculous feel-good story reminds me, was it last night's ONT ONT from 2 nights back that had the Feel Good story about the girl with chronic stomach problems that fell 30' down inside a tree?

Saw the movie of that - Miracles from Heaven - and if you're not too cynical or opposed to positive feel-goody films or folks having prayers answered, I recommend it. Thought it was well-done with several layers beyond the main story.

Gotta commute. If I'm not back later, send money.

Posted by: mindful webworker in the evening at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (5a8XA)

399 Not picking on average bears with that comment, btw.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (rB/gm)

400 Smarter than the average bear!

Posted by: Halfwise at December 08, 2016 11:20 PM (rB/gm)


Older than the average bear.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (uBoPR)

401 385 It's depressing, because I can't even afford to pay the electric bill yet this month. Anyone within 100 miles of Va Beach getting a new fridge for Christmas?
Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 11:19 PM (WssnW)


Check Craigslist, or Nextdoor. People buy new fridges all the time, and fridges last a really long time. Nextdoor's a decent bet for finding one that someone is giving away or letting go for a token price.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (iMxBJ)

402 308 -- Had a friend way back when that went to Catholic University. Her quote (as I remember it): "most of the technical virgins on campus buy KY by the gallon."

Posted by: Arch Stanton at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (WV40F)

403 Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:10 PM (iMxBJ)

Wow. Just looked at the bottom of my phone and it says the same thing except it's Pacific Tel. Co.

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (DrCtv)

404 284 OT: Breaking News - Black female coach fired for dismissing two students from the team for having a sexual relationship. At the start of the season she laid out the no no rules but the PC college fired her for kicking a homosexual relationship off the team. Title IX and all that.

Is she a moron? Probably not but she's working on it.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/htntdom


Geez. Aside from the homosexuality issue, a romance that ends badly could cause all kinds of problems on a team. Hell hath no fury, and all that. People aren't allowed to use common sense anymore.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (+lVUW)

405 >>I want so badly for our son to fall in love with a great girl who will love him as much as he loves her.


It will happen Jane.

Then, she'll tear out his heart and eat it.

It's the Circle of Life.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (UD0Gq)

406 You'd think that Lady Ghostbusters would have taught them something.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 10:12 PM (92kX2)

---
only if you thought the idiots in Hollyweird were capable of learning.

D:

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (6nKtQ)

407 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE ALL WOMEN ARE CRAZY
Posted by: ben Roethlesburger at December 08, 2016 11:21 PM (UD0Gq)

Never gets old.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (92kX2)

408
I have this phone, I suppose I can put it in the bathroom when I remodel.

Note, it has round push-buttons

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gns6px5

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (yLUuz)

409 >>>Older than the average bear.

Cuter than the average bear

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (voOPb)

410
Dear Lord, the man cannot help himself:



http://tinyurl.com/hrcq6fw



Barack Obama Marks Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day With A Picture Of . . . Barack Obama




I can't even type what I want to say.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:24 PM (PY9jH)

411 none of the kids today will ever have to wonder if someone is eavesdropping on their call from another extension.

of course the nsa is recording everything they say, everything they do, and everywhere they go.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:15 PM (cPsPa)

Hell, we used to listen in on the whole neighborhood via the party lines. Bored? Want the straight dope? Pick up the handset and give a little listen, until Mrs. Soandso hears you and tells you hang up, you little bastards.....

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 08, 2016 11:24 PM (cm1Bl)

412 talk about misery
i felt for the guy
Posted by: concrete girl at December 08, 2016 10:56 PM (06hI


Ooh, "Misery" was a great movie.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

413 "I have boned a hobo, and I want to make it so that that did not happen,"
_______________________


Wow, phrasing dude.....

Posted by: IP at December 08, 2016 11:25 PM (aPd7l)

414 Obama = I, I, I
Trump = we, we, we

Posted by: IC at December 08, 2016 11:25 PM (gcme+)

415 none of the kids today will ever have to wonder if someone is eavesdropping on their call from another extension.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:15 PM (cPsPa)


I remember that I had an aunt (great aunt - very, very old) who had a party line. I had never even heard of such a thing ... and was appalled by the idea. She didn't get too many calls, though.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:25 PM (zc3Db)

416 I can't even type what I want to say.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:24 PM (PY9jH)

Oh, well, I can.

That piece of shit cannot be flushed down the memory hole of life soon enough. He needs to be silenced and sent away somewhere that the television stations cannot cover him, the radio stations can't quote him and the newspapers can't photograph him. Period.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 08, 2016 11:26 PM (cm1Bl)

417 party line? some sort of shared phone line?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:27 PM (cPsPa)

418 And how are we this fine evening?

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 08, 2016 11:27 PM (cm1Bl)

419 Great stuff from previous thread

15 I believe I can preen
I believe I can cause a scene
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
As I'm voting for that Ohio bore
Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 05:45 PM (iMxBJ)

16 7 All this grandstanding and attention whoring for Kasich?
This is stupid
Posted by: L, Elle at December 08, 2016 05:43 PM (6IPEM)

I am baffled that there is anyone in America who could look at Kasich and see their prayers being answered- aside from him or his Dad.

There are times when I wonder if I have been in a psychedelic induced coma for the last 8 years- and I never used psychedelics!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 05:45 PM (92kX2)

Podesta and Killary aren't just evil, I believe they are both certifiable. First they jumped into the recount, now they are excited by faithless elector fantasies. Podesta's UFO weirdness was known, but add in the Spirit Cooking and pedo art and yikes.

That song was great, had to drag it over so I could give props. It would be nice if the NT brigade would join with the Killarists and form their own party. The neocon bankster party. Spend a billion bucks each election and lose.

Posted by: Bernette at December 08, 2016 11:27 PM (uDKz6)

420 413 "I have boned a hobo, and I want to make it so that that did not happen,"
_______________________
Wow, phrasing dude.....
Posted by: IP at December 08, 2016 11:25 PM (aPd7l)


I kind of hate the phrase "that was the joke," but I don't know what else to type.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (iMxBJ)

421 I remember that I had an aunt (great aunt - very, very old) who had a party line. I had never even heard of such a thing ... and was appalled by the idea. She didn't get too many calls, though.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:25 PM (zc3Db)

Evening all.

At our house on the farm we, my Grandma and Grandpa up the street and my Aunt/Uncle/cousins up the other side of the street were all on a party line.

You had to wait your turn, and sometimes if you were a kid you were asked to wrap it up so the grownup could call someone.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (D2vc1)

422 Ours was MYRtle. The next town was CAStle.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (uBoPR)

423 party line? some sort of shared phone line?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:27 PM (cPsPa)


Exactly.

Weirdest thing I had ever encountered in my youth.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (zc3Db)

424 I got a private phone line for my 16th birthday - my bedroom had been used as an office and had its own number. It was a red phone.

I was spoiled, I tell ya!
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR
----------------

I SO would've been calling you late at night - when was this? I think you were an "older woman" when I came of age. (Now, we're ALL 29)

*I mean when I was a kid! I'm not a pervert - it's an innocent online crush!

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (WssnW)

425 417
party line? some sort of shared phone line?

recently overheard a fellow at a restaurant trying to explain a party line to his daughter. she didn't get it.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (Oi5b2)

426 Party line. Everyone on the block shared a single line, so when you wanted to make a call, you picked up and determined if there was a dial tone. If not, somebody else had the line and you waited. If it was an emergency, you said so, and they let you have the line. We had about 6 families on ours.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (cm1Bl)

427 I can't even type what I want to say.

'Sallright, Miss Jane. I said it. I just didn't type it and submit where the Secret Service can peruse at their leisure.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:29 PM (IcT7t)

428 i suppose, for argument's sake, our friends on campuses may view us as as a teleological or even existential threat, but the eloi snowflakes fail to understand that we morlochs have a more gastronomical appraisal of our relationship.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 08, 2016 11:29 PM (WTSFk)

429 my mom eavesdropped on nearly every call I had with a girl. she was some sort of black arts wizard with the phone because she could pick up an extension without making any sort of noise.

she could walk around our house and up and down stairs without making a single board squeak too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:29 PM (cPsPa)

430 When we were on the party line with the black whore house up the road (seriously), and a kindly Baptist family next door, well, my sister and I nearly came to blows over taking turns listening in.

Then, it later freaked me out when a boyfriend called me, that our strict Baptist neighbors next door could listen to our conversations.

Get off my lawn, better yet, mow the fucker.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:29 PM (PY9jH)

431 304 And then she dumped him. Because he wasn't Catholic. Dumped him over the phone.

Geez. Years ago I knew a woman who, when she started dating a guy, the first thing she'd do is ask him what religion he belonged to. 'Cause she was so religious and all. This woman would have affairs with married men.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 11:29 PM (+lVUW)

432 209 I remember the standard black phone we had in the house growing up, a phone only rented, never owned: It was so heavy it was a lethal weapon. Now, phones are only a lethal weapon for the Carlos Dangers of the world.
Posted by: RickZ at December 08, 2016 10:41 PM (VV6/D)


My father had a black rotary wall phone in the garage, where he spent a lot of time puttering around. After he died, I noticed I was getting a quarterly bill from AT&T for the phone rental. This was separate from my monthly phone bill. It was about $10/quarter, and some quick math told me he had spent more than $1000 for it over the years. I called to cancel it and they sent me a mailer to return the phone.

It's a shame; I would have liked to keep the phone, but I didn't want to pay just for having it.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at December 08, 2016 11:30 PM (sdi6R)

433 Party line. Everyone on the block shared a single line, so when you wanted to make a call, you picked up and determined if there was a dial tone. If not, somebody else had the line and you waited. If it was an emergency, you said so, and they let you have the line. We had about 6 families on ours.
Posted by: tcn in AK at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (cm1Bl)




but you could pick up and hang out listening in if there was not dial tone?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:30 PM (cPsPa)

434 At our house on the farm we, my Grandma and Grandpa up the street and my Aunt/Uncle/cousins up the other side of the street were all on a party line.

Having it all in the family seems fine.

You had to wait your turn, and sometimes if you were a kid you were asked to wrap it up so the grownup could call someone.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (D2vc1)


Oh yes. I remember having to wait my turn on our regular phone line. ANd before the days of call waiting screaming at people to get off the phone because I was waiting for a call.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:30 PM (zc3Db)

435 [... dry run for a jest. eh.]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 08, 2016 11:30 PM (WTSFk)

436 - Had a friend way back when that went to Catholic University. Her quote (as I remember it): "most of the technical virgins on campus buy KY by the gallon."

wait, so there whoo-ha is still a V, but they have high mileage butt stuff?

Posted by: origional Jake at December 08, 2016 11:30 PM (jrFgU)

437 *I mean when I was a kid! I'm not a pervert - it's an innocent online crush!

Not a pervert? You must be in training then or you wouldn't hang out with this crowd.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:30 PM (IcT7t)

438 409 >>>Older than the average bear.

Cuter than the average bear
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (voOPb)

I always read Miley's comments. Can't say that for all the posters here. And now she's cute too?

What a great place this is, the AOS ONT.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 08, 2016 11:31 PM (rB/gm)

439 Cuter than the average bear

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (voOPb)


Oh you go on, you!

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:31 PM (uBoPR)

440
Hell, we used to listen in on the whole neighborhood via the party lines. Bored? Want the straight dope? Pick up the handset and give a little listen, until Mrs. Soandso hears you and tells you hang up, you little bastards.....

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 08, 2016 11:24 PM (cm1Bl)


. . . you never took the mouthpiece out?

Yankee Fifth, there were only so many connections available in the old electro-mechanical systems, so unless you paid a premium you were on the same line as two or three (or six) other houses. You could ID your own calls by the rings, usually it was a series of short or stutter rings together, or a pattern of rings.

The exciting thing was when you needed to get or make a call and the neighbor did not want to get off his extended call, or since it was not considered an actual call, two of your neighbors were having an extended conversation without a charge.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 11:31 PM (yLUuz)

441 but you could pick up and hang out listening in if there was not dial tone?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:30 PM (cPsPa)

Only if you were one of the aforementioned little bastards who would do that. I plead the statute of limitations.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 08, 2016 11:32 PM (cm1Bl)

442 CHIEFS!!

Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 11:32 PM (emDjj)

443 but you could pick up and hang out listening in if there was not dial tone?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:30 PM (cPsPa)


Oh, yes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:32 PM (PY9jH)

444 When we were on the party line with the black whore house up the road (seriously), and a kindly Baptist family next door, well, my sister and I nearly came to blows over taking turns listening in.

Then, it later freaked me out when a boyfriend called me, that our strict Baptist neighbors next door could listen to our conversations.

Get off my lawn, better yet, mow the fucker.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:29 PM (PY9jH)




first time through the first sentence I assumed it was a typo. not sure which way it is funnier.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:32 PM (cPsPa)

445 If it makes you feel better, the number for my childhood home was MU5-4018. I'm 65 and I don't think its possible to flush that out of my memory. They gave kids dog tags back then,so I have one with the phone number and address.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 08, 2016 11:32 PM (Lqy/e)

446 SMFH?

You there?


Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (emDjj)

447 And it looks like the Chiefs have beaten the Raiders.

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (DrCtv)

448 The earliest wireless phone could be listened to with a scanner. They only had 10 different frequencies that they used.

Or so I've heard....
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
-----

Heh. Yeah, I inadvertently picked off some conversations with my ham receiver. But, even stranger, I built a 54Mhz receiver as part of a dam breach alarm system (and you can guess the lake), and while tuning it, I picked up a baby monitor in the neighborhood and was listening to my neighbor's conversations.

In neither case did I listen for more than a few words. Embarrassing, it was.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (ZO497)

449 but you could pick up and hang out listening in if there was not dial tone?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:30 PM (cPsPa)

Yes, but you could usually tell if someone else picked up their phone. The sound on the phone changed.

Oh and you couldn't receive any calls until everybody was off the line.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (D2vc1)

450 Yankee Fifth, there were only so many connections available in the old electro-mechanical systems, so unless you paid a premium you were on the same line as two or three (or six) other houses. You could ID your own calls by the rings, usually it was a series of short or stutter rings together, or a pattern of rings.

The exciting thing was when you needed to get or make a call and the neighbor did not want to get off his extended call, or since it was not considered an actual call, two of your neighbors were having an extended conversation without a charge.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 11:31 PM (yLUuz)




Thanks!

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (cPsPa)

451 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE IT WAS A BONELESS HOBO!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (IqV8l)

452 Barack Obama Marks Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day With A Picture Of . . . Barack Obama


Once, just once I would like to see him actually not make every fricking thing about HIM.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


The sad thing is that 52% of the US doesn't see anything wrong with that.

The good thing is Hillary Clintoon will never be president of the United States of America

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 08, 2016 11:34 PM (1G5R8)

453 Only if you were one of the aforementioned little bastards who would do that. I plead the statute of limitations.
Posted by: tcn in AK at December 08, 2016 11:32 PM (cm1Bl)




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:34 PM (cPsPa)

454 446 SMFH?

You there?



Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (emDjj)

See, party line!

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (cm1Bl)

455 449 Yes, but you could usually tell if someone else picked up their phone. The sound on the phone changed.
Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (D2vc1)


Very true, unless your neighbor was a teenager with an interest in electrical engineering who had experimented enough to find just the right size of capacitor to put inline with the phone line, so that the sound came through, but no one was the wiser.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (iMxBJ)

456 but you could pick up and hang out listening in if there was not dial tone?

Posted by: yankeefifth
-----------------

Party Lines were common in the countryside.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (ZO497)

457 We have a party line until about 1982 or so

My grandparents had one later than that

Posted by: origional Jake at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (jrFgU)

458 Question: What is the origin of these Ben Roethlisberger socks?

Is there a link to what the real-life Big Ben said that started this?

Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (emDjj)

459 Oh, yes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:32 PM (PY9jH)




Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (cPsPa)

460 Sex with teammates? I didn't even know that was a thing.

New meaning to "turning two."

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 08, 2016 11:36 PM (n3MnG)

461 Party Lines were common in the countryside.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (ZO497)




Thanks

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:36 PM (cPsPa)

462 >>Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (emDjj)


I think it's from the NFL monday morning football tweet thing that isn't going on anymore.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:36 PM (UD0Gq)

463 95% of the idiots attending college now don't have a clue about Pearl Harbor, or who we were fighting, or how we won.

But at least they have Safe Spaces with Play D'oh and coloring books.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:36 PM (PY9jH)

464
Check Craigslist, or Nextdoor. People buy new fridges all the time, and fridges last a really long time. Nextdoor's a decent bet for finding one that someone is giving away or letting go for a token price.
Posted by: Splunge
------------------

Thanks for the advice, but I can't post on Nextdoor anymore. I got banned for calling a moderator a Cat Lady. Apparently, he didn't appreciable that.

And I don't do Craigslist ever since the guy 2 miles away got murdered by - get this! - a Craigslist advertiser that he responded to.

I'll either find a cheap used fridge from friends, or keep perishables in a cooler out back for the winter. Weather is about right.

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 11:36 PM (WssnW)

465 Actually I remember someone fuming that even though the ATT policy was to have no more than 6 houses on a party line, hers had 7 and the phone company wouldn't respond to her complaint.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 11:36 PM (yLUuz)

466 We had one phone for years, a wall-mounted unit in the kitchen. We eventually got another phone, a table top, which went in Mom and Dad's bedroom. Whenever the grandparents called, Dad would hustle up the steps so he could join in the conversation. Both were rotary, both were white, both would have made for handy cudgels.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at December 08, 2016 11:36 PM (5nmqi)

467 Yes, but you could usually tell if someone else picked up their phone. The sound on the phone changed.

Oh and you couldn't receive any calls until everybody was off the line.
Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (D2vc1)




Thanks

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:37 PM (cPsPa)

468 456 but you could pick up and hang out listening in if there was not dial tone?

Posted by: yankeefifth
-----------------

Party Lines were common in the countryside.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (ZO497)

If you needed to use the phone, you'd walk to the neighbor's house with an onion on your belt, which was the fashion at the time, and ask them to hang up. '

Posted by: Insomniac at December 08, 2016 11:37 PM (0mRoj)

469 And, of course, the only way to place a long distance call was via operator.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:37 PM (ZO497)

470 The beige rotary desk set has a weird dial on it. Shoe phone has the normal North American type dial.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 08, 2016 11:37 PM (MiBfH)

471 Woof.

Posted by: Elizabeth at December 08, 2016 11:37 PM (ZLQuU)

472 SMFH?

You there?



Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 11:33 PM (emDjj)

Oh dear, somebody call Ft. Hood and ask them if they're missing a tank.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 08, 2016 11:38 PM (D2vc1)

473 Ahhh ...the old black bell phone.

I used an alligator clip on the finger stop (it was some sorta ground, I think) and rigged up a bitchin' antenna for my old SW radio.

In those days

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 08, 2016 11:38 PM (fh9ru)

474 And, of course, the only way to place a long distance call was via operator.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:37 PM (ZO497)


And they spoke clear, plain English.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:39 PM (PY9jH)

475 107 Just came from another Christmas party.

Young wife of a young doc was showing us a yuge three diamond ring her husband gifted her a few years ago.

He flew her via helicopter to a glacier in Alaska to give her the ring.

Every husband in the room (mine included) wanted to nut-punch him.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:20 PM (PY9jH)

Am I the only woman who finds that kind of thing nauseating? I don't like rings either. Annoying having stuff catching on them all the time.

Posted by: Bernette at December 08, 2016 11:39 PM (uDKz6)

476 >Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

Karen Carpenter could make any song awesome

Posted by: Chuck C at December 08, 2016 11:39 PM (h99GH)

477 hairier than the average bear...


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 08, 2016 11:39 PM (6nKtQ)

478 And, of course, the only way to place a long distance call was via operator.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:37 PM (ZO497)

And if you even HAD to make a long distance call, your orders were to make it as short and sweet as possible because they were so expensive.

"Hi. We'll be there in 4 hours. Bye."

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 08, 2016 11:39 PM (D2vc1)

479 Nah, Country Boy.

I'll wait til Navy demolishes Army Saturday.

Weekend, less traffic and all.

Congrats, queefs.

Posted by: SMFH at December 08, 2016 11:40 PM (CRotO)

480 And, of course, the only way to place a long distance call was via operator.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:37 PM (ZO497)


$12.53 for the first three minutes and $3.87 for every minute after.

I think the pricing went something like that. Long distance calls were a real treat and everyone was on the clock for them. But local service was generally unlimited.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 08, 2016 11:40 PM (zc3Db)

481 468. Might have to slip the guy a bee or two.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 08, 2016 11:40 PM (fh9ru)

482 And they spoke clear, plain English.

Posted by: Jane D'oh
------------

And, the audio quality was superior to what we have today. Pisses me off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:40 PM (ZO497)

483 Oh dear, somebody call Ft. Hood and ask them if they're missing a tank.

You sure she doesn't have her own? She can maintain them by herself.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:40 PM (IcT7t)

484 Well, I'm off to bed. Long day and weekend ahead.

Ya'll play nice.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 11:40 PM (PY9jH)

485
The earliest wireless phone could be listened to with a scanner. They only had 10 different frequencies that they used.

Early units were dual band affairs with the base unit transmitting to the hand held at 1.7 MHz and the hand held transmitting to the base unit at 49MHz. You could tune in the base unit on a short wave receiver that would tune just above the AM broadcast band. You could hear both sides of the conversation by listening to the 1.7 MHz base unit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2016 11:41 PM (IqV8l)

486 our neighbors went off for a few days, with the phone off the hook.

everyone else on the line as w/o a phone until they got back.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 08, 2016 11:41 PM (6nKtQ)

487 Not yet, Blanco.

Posted by: SMFH at December 08, 2016 11:41 PM (CRotO)

488 Ya'll play nice.

Yes, ma'am.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:41 PM (IcT7t)

489
Naaaaaa naa na na na na naaaaaaa

*Does Tomahawk Chop*

Best in rhe West


Posted by: fixerupper - freezing my ass off at Arrowhead at December 08, 2016 11:42 PM (JmjOe)

490 Had almost all of the above plus the ubiquitous brick phone and the ultra-cool (at the time) mini Motorola flip phones. Kinda miss the physical mass of the phones back then...made calling seem more important is some ways.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at December 08, 2016 10:13 PM (qC/Z5)

Sound quality was much better, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 08, 2016 11:42 PM (MiBfH)

491 The beige rotary desk set has a weird dial on it. Shoe phone has the normal North American type dial.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 08, 2016 11:37 PM (MiBfH)


Shoe phone has Cuban heels, though.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2016 11:42 PM (yLUuz)

492 The 'standard' phone was the Western Electric Model 500. A pic: http://preview.tinyurl.com/goktomw

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:42 PM (ZO497)

493 and anything farther away than 30 miles was long distance

Posted by: origional Jake at December 08, 2016 11:42 PM (jrFgU)

494 Not yet, Blanco.

It's the "yet" that intrigues and simultaneously frightens me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:43 PM (IcT7t)

495 Ahhhh. FBC Radio playing 'Silent Night'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:43 PM (ZO497)

496 Another week in Chicago.

http://www.theonion.com/article/city-chicago-working-around-clock-clear-18-inches--54833

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:43 PM (u8kLQ)

497 SMFH: did you e-mail me with the details of Carl's services? i'm having trouble getting into my e-mail. so i haven't been able to check.

e-mail addy in my nick

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 08, 2016 11:43 PM (6nKtQ)

498 So when does baseball season start up again? I guess the White Sox aren't going to give Obama a roster spot after all.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 08, 2016 11:44 PM (n3MnG)

499 My first wife was a 411 operator until 1994. The stories of late night callers were horrific.

They couldn't give out numbers you didn't ask for, "I need the number for a cab" was too vague.
Someone caught on somewhere and "A Cab Company" was born or so the story goes. The bonus was they got listed first in the yellow pages.
Then came AAA Cab, AAAAA Cab, etc....

Posted by: IP at December 08, 2016 11:44 PM (aPd7l)

500 TIME OUT!!!!!

Posted by: Andy Reid at December 08, 2016 11:44 PM (emDjj)

501 I SO would've been calling you late at night - when
was this? I think you were an "older woman" when I came of age. (Now,
we're ALL 29)



*I mean when I was a kid! I'm not a pervert - it's an innocent online crush!

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 08, 2016 11:28 PM (WssnW)


Yes, this event took place in 1970. But I am still 29 at the HQ, and Mis. Hum. seems to think I'm cute, so I guess it's not over for me just yet.

You know, the need for...shall we say, young blood.

ftftftftftftftftftft!
<turns into a bat and flies out through the window>

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:44 PM (uBoPR)

502 think I am getting rid of cable. nothing to watch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:45 PM (cPsPa)

503 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at December 08, 2016 11:45 PM (ZLQuU)

504 I was just reading, about the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund. They've suspended lump-sum withdrawals. The Mayor had to lean on the pension board to do it, because there were $154M of withdrawals pending. It was like a run on the bank, people trying to get their promised money out before it went belly up. $500M had already been pulled out since it became known things were going south. The well was gonna be dry if they didn't act.

This pension thing, it's a gonna blow.

You are gonna see much squealing over this, and calls for a federal bailout (which means Uncle takes all the promises and adds that to the $20T of debt he has already).

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 08, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)

505 That'll do, Amy. That'll do.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 08, 2016 11:46 PM (VdICR)

506 y5, I am very tempted to get a Roku and a digital antenna, and see how much I end up paying per month versus how many cable channels actually go away.

Am thinking I could do pretty well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:46 PM (u8kLQ)

507 >> Sheriff Bart at December 08, 2016 11:45 PM (ZLQuU)


Lena's waiting for you in the john.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:47 PM (UD0Gq)

508 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/806934134052429824

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/806934218039136256

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/806934344065351680

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/806934453142450176

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2016 11:47 PM (Ya7zs)

509 think I am getting rid of cable. nothing to watch.

I did in September. Don't miss it at all.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:47 PM (IcT7t)

510 There's a lot of ONT commentary tonight.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 08, 2016 11:47 PM (VdICR)

511 In a certain era, I could have predicted with
absolute confidence that that phone would have been a Princess Phone.
That phone was actually a clever piece of engineering -- they made the
dial, which was in the handset, smaller, while keeping the finger holes
the same size, by having the little hook that catches your finger at the
end of dialing a number move.

Posted by: Splunge at December 08, 2016 11:16 PM (iMxBJ)

Mine was a bash-in-your-head model.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:48 PM (uBoPR)

512 GRATEFUL DEAD : 'OPERATOR'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QTZ7TItCn4

*9-18-70*

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 10:22 PM (UD0Gq)

One good tune deserves another. Did you know that Elmore James was quite the electronics whiz, and built some of his own guitar effects boxes?


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

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 08, 2016 11:48 PM (MiBfH)

513 >>Uncle takes all the promises and adds that to the $20T of debt he has already).


It's only debt if you plan on repaying it.

Posted by: Uncle Sambo at December 08, 2016 11:48 PM (UD0Gq)

514 Thenk you, Mr. dabear.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:48 PM (IcT7t)

515 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/806934547631771648

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/806934642905358336

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/806934749520367616

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/806934846593384448

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/806934935739039744

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2016 11:48 PM (Ya7zs)

516 Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Killeen, TX

December 23, 2016

Noon

Posted by: SMFH at December 08, 2016 11:49 PM (CRotO)

517 so if we wanted to have the hq in the time of land lines we wold have all had to be neighbors and share a party line?

every so often Ace would get on the line and read his latest post to everyone listening.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:49 PM (cPsPa)

518 Elmore James, nice.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:50 PM (UD0Gq)

519 506: did that a long time ago steve. best move i ever made. over the air free tv and a roku with sling and netflix.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 08, 2016 11:50 PM (KP5rU)

520 491
Shoe phone has Cuban heels, though.

Gives Max street cred when he's infiltrating South America.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 08, 2016 11:50 PM (Oi5b2)

521 heh, there was a very distinctive noise a phone made when you hit someone in the head with it. half crash half ring.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:51 PM (cPsPa)

522 Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2016 11:47 PM (Ya7zs)

Christina Hendricks has not done nearly enough stuff lately.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:51 PM (92kX2)

523 @517

Would the movie reviews still be spectacularly long?

Posted by: IP at December 08, 2016 11:51 PM (aPd7l)

524 Party Lines were common in the countryside.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (ZO497)


My grandparents had one, and when we went there for the summer, it would tick my dad off because he needed to use the phone to call his office, and the other people on the line would be letting their babies talk to each other for hours at a time.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable at December 08, 2016 11:51 PM (1JnAL)

525 Here is a 1962 NASA documentary about John Glenn's Mercury flight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fD5IqTREGE


And here is a five-minute excerpt highlighting the launch:

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


The Atlas had a pretty spotty success record in those days, so everybody was on pins and needles. A rocket with that failure rate would never be considered suitable for flying humans today, but it was all we had back then.

I had just turned four years old at the time. I dimly remember being in the living room with the TV on, and my mom leaving for a dentist appointment. That's all I recall about that day.

Godspeed, John Glenn.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at December 08, 2016 11:51 PM (sdi6R)

526 chavez, cool!

I admit there's just a few cable channels I want to figure out how to still get, namely TV Land, Hallmark, and the C-Span channels. But I could learn to live without them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:52 PM (u8kLQ)

527 Christina Hendricks has not done nearly enough stuff lately.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:51 PM (92kX2)




she has been working on her foot modeling career.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:52 PM (cPsPa)

528 Bedtime. Have fun everyone.

Tomorrow is company Christmas party. Free drinks, but I can't drink so....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 11:53 PM (w+Jhj)

529 Tough to get all the blood and viscera off of those old phones.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2016 11:53 PM (UD0Gq)

530 There's some hopping mad retired cops and fireman in Dallas, tonight. They're threatening to sue.

When there's no money, there's no money. Sue away, you ain't getting shit.

The actuary of the fund had assumed 7.25% growth and misunderestimated the lump sum withdrawals. Fed has been at ZIRP for 10 years. 0%, and they think they're gonna get 7%?

ZIRP has killed the pension funds as much as anything, like anemic economic growth.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 08, 2016 11:53 PM (DW+jj)

531 she has been working on her foot modeling career.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:52 PM (cPsPa)

Ah, she's the only one who can't see them...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:54 PM (92kX2)

532 Tough to get all the blood and viscera off of those old phones.

Posted by: garrett
--------------

Yeah, tissue in the gears gets gummy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2016 11:54 PM (ZO497)

533 teste

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2016 11:55 PM (qUNWi)

534 526; i know netflix gets bashed here quite a bit but, there is some good stuff on it. plus you can watch what you want whenever you want. would never consider cable ever again.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 08, 2016 11:55 PM (KP5rU)

535 404---Geez. Aside from the homosexuality issue, a romance that ends badly could cause all kinds of problems on a team. Hell hath no fury, and all that. People aren't allowed to use common sense anymore.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 08, 2016 11:23 PM (+lVUW)
-------------------------------
That's a crazy case --- i.e., it's crazy to say they're being discriminated against because they're gay.
It has NOTHING to do with the girls on the team having a same-sex relationship. They're free to do that with anyone not on the team.

I guess companies that forbid cow-orker dating will be subject to the same kind of "justice" now. You'll be able to have a no-dating rule for heteros but homos must be excepted. Nothing must ever come between them and their loooooooove!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 08, 2016 11:55 PM (Nox3c)

536 teste

Sorry to hear you lost one.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 08, 2016 11:56 PM (IcT7t)

537 Had a comment disappear so must have hit enter instead of post.


I'll live.

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2016 11:56 PM (qUNWi)

538 got the date location and time...

is there an on line obituary or something i can share?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 08, 2016 11:56 PM (6nKtQ)

539 This pension thing, it's a gonna blow.

You are gonna see much squealing over this, and calls for a federal bailout (which means Uncle takes all the promises and adds that to the $20T of debt he has already).
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 08, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)


Now everyone knows why the Dems want to come after IRA's, 401K's, and the other private retirement plans. They need the $$$$ to pay off the public employees.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable at December 08, 2016 11:57 PM (1JnAL)

540 He flew her via helicopter to a glacier in Alaska to give her the ring.




Posted by: Bernette at December 08, 2016 11:39 PM (uDKz6)

I would hope that such grand gestures wouldn't be necessary. Love is the big deal, not the glacier or the rock. Yet, there are many women who crave that.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:57 PM (uBoPR)

541 Still much danger!!!

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2016 11:57 PM (qUNWi)

542 We have a real, live pay phone. My wife worked for Qwest when they got rid of all their pay she phones shortly after the turn of the century. The employees got to buy them. Ordered it on their intranet since we lived in Columbus, OH at the time. Cost maybe $25. Made sure to get a real rotary dial one.

Posted by: The Deplorable Boomer Redneque at December 08, 2016 11:57 PM (+4NT5)

543 pretty sure ZIRP hasn't helped economic growth, any more than QE has

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 08, 2016 11:58 PM (6nKtQ)

544 He flew her via helicopter to a glacier in Alaska to give her the ring.




Posted by: Bernette at December 08, 2016 11:39 PM (uDKz6)





well sure, she caught him in bed with her mom and sister so he need something big to make up.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 08, 2016 11:59 PM (cPsPa)

545 A) logprof - you've been here long enough to know better than asking for links from this crowd. You deserve whatever Hell you get in reply!

B) Halfwise - it is a known fact that all 'Ettes are freakin' hawt, not just cute.
Miley? I haven't had the pleasure of meeting, but hope to one day. I imagine her as a prettier, more sophisticated version of Sophia Lauren.
*I'll be in NoVa sometime by June 28 at the latest (preferably, April).

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (WssnW)

546
They need the $$$$ to pay off the public employees.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable


Friend of mine's wife is a retired teacher. I'm pretty sure she makes more in pension than she did while actually teaching. Nice work if you can get it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (IqV8l)

547 533 teste

Hitler
Only had one ball

Posted by: Anachronda, going Godwin at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (Oi5b2)

548 I guess companies that forbid cow-orker dating will be subject to the same kind of "justice" now. You'll be able to have a no-dating rule for heteros but homos must be excepted. Nothing must ever come between them and their loooooooove!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 08, 2016 11:55 PM (Nox3c)




is the "cow-orker" thing a lord of the rings specific problem?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (cPsPa)

549 385 Please stop talking about refrigerators.

I believe mine is shitting the bed as we speak. It is making noises like a couple cats are fucking in the crisper drawer


Chi, it's probably one of the fans. I picked up a new recirc fan off of ebay for $16 shipped. Don't use amazon; their parts prices suck.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (oZEJt)

550 I do not know much about refrigerators but you should probably get it out of the bed for a lot of reasons.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:02 AM (cPsPa)

551 Chicago: making Detroit look pretty safe.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 09, 2016 12:03 AM (nFg65)

552 used to work, when I was a wee slip of a Sith, for an answering service. We picked up for, inter alia, the Archdiocese and PP and the AG and a crap-ton of attorneys.

Recall there was a controversy over a gay group participating in the St. Paddy's day parade, and it was cancelled that year, and we picked up for the law firm involved in the suit.

A fellow called up - sounded like he was DEFINITELY from Eire - and proceeded to threaten to bomb the building and everyone in it, and set the cars in the parking lot on fire for good measure. A group called 'Celtic Defiance,' he said, would be doing this to protect the protect the Church and its people.

'Now, you sound like a fine young man,' he went on 'and we certainly don't mean to harm anyone who doesn't deserve it, so I suggest you think carefully about the kind of people you're working for.'

'Sir, I'm just with the answering service. i don't even know who these people are.'

'Oh, I'm so sorry, son,' he said, and sounded exactly like what you'd expect a charming Irishman making a sincere and heartfelt apology to sound like. 'I didn't know. Would you please be good enough to make sure they get my message?'

'Yes sir.'

'Thank you, my lad, and God bless.'

Strange world......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:03 AM (lutOX)

553 If you really want to geek out, here is Part 1 of 3 featuring the full five-hour mission with the complete capsule-to-ground audio synchronized with various film and TV sources when available:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o-U1Jo78P8

"lunarmodule5" has some great YouTubes, including live network TV coverage from the 1960s missions. It's like a trip down Memory Lane for those of us of a certain age.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at December 09, 2016 12:04 AM (sdi6R)

554 Well, you'd better come and get it. It just ran past my door.

Posted by: Disembodied Punchlines at December 09, 2016 12:04 AM (ZLQuU)

555 Christina Hendricks has not done nearly enough butt stuff lately.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2016 11:51 PM (92kX2)
---
FTFY!

Posted by: Hope Solo at December 09, 2016 12:05 AM (6nKtQ)

556 547 533 teste

Hitler
Only had one ball

Posted by: Anachronda, going Godwin at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (Oi5b2)
***
The other
was in the reichstag's hall.
Himmler, well he is sim'lar
And Goebbels has no balls at all.

(to the tune of Colonel Bogey's Marching Song, a/k/a Bridge on the River Kwai tune)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:05 AM (lutOX)

557 And Goebels
Had no balls
At all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 09, 2016 12:08 AM (ZLQuU)

558 B) Halfwise - it is a known fact that all 'Ettes are freakin' hawt, not just cute.

Miley? I haven't had the pleasure of meeting, but hope to one day. I
imagine her as a prettier, more sophisticated version of Sophia Lauren.

*I'll be in NoVa sometime by June 28 at the latest (preferably, April).



Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (WssnW)


The imagination is a wonderful thing, isn't it? It's nice being effortlessly attractive and forever young here at AoSHQ. IRL I'm a bohemian who wears no makeup.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:08 AM (uBoPR)

559 you sure get some interesting pictures if you search "Christina Hendricks Playboy" images with safe search "off"...


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:08 AM (6nKtQ)

560 Only away game my Raiders have lost this year, uggggggg our offense looked really shitty.,

Posted by: lousagirl at December 09, 2016 12:09 AM (9plvG)

561 Oof.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 09, 2016 12:09 AM (ZLQuU)

562 Major construction around Killeen on I 35 and the exit. Just FYI, give yourself a little extra time if you're driving there.

Posted by: Bernette at December 09, 2016 12:09 AM (uDKz6)

563 The imagination is a wonderful thing, isn't it? It's nice being effortlessly attractive and forever young here at AoSHQ. IRL I'm a bohemian who wears no makeup.

If it makes you feel any better, I don't wear makeup either.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 09, 2016 12:10 AM (IcT7t)

564 Mr. Deplorable came from Arlington, Chi. He took me to some of his old stomping grounds there.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:10 AM (uBoPR)

565
The imagination is a wonderful thing, isn't it? It's nice being effortlessly attractive and forever young here at AoSHQ. IRL I'm a bohemian who wears no makeup.
---

I work from home, wear no makeup, and look like a homeless woman (or Steven Tyler in street clothes) when I'm gardening.

/however, my cat seems to be fond of me.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 09, 2016 12:11 AM (nFg65)

566 I'm reading some of the details of this Dallas Pension Plan. If any private sector financial group had offered such a package, they would be in jail. Well, if they weren't well connected Democrat donors, I assume.

They promised them at least 8% return on their money. And they came up with some sort of thing where they could "retire" "on paper" somehow and still work, yet draw that sweet pension money somehow.

The proposals to fix it, which are gonna make the piggies squeal include just wiping out that faux 8% return they got on paper, and giving them some return equal to what the fund actually made on the market. For those that have already drawn that sweet 8% (or better), their future benefit payments will be cut to make up the difference.

Those promises were lies, and now the reality is going to assert itself. Sorry, you didn't make 8%. It was a lie. Too bad, so sad. Reality's a bitch.

There will be lawsuit after lawsuit over this. Which means the lawyers will get some of what is actually left.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 09, 2016 12:11 AM (DW+jj)

567
Chi, it's probably one of the fans. I picked up a new recirc fan off of ebay for $16 shipped. Don't use amazon; their parts prices suck.
Posted by: GnuBreed
----------

Thanks, Gnu!
I didn't even think about parts.I just assumed the worst (I got this thing for free - used, even, 5 years ago, and it was old then).
You may have just saved me and my groceries for a few months.
Good lookin' out, man!

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 12:11 AM (WssnW)

568 If it makes you feel any better, I don't wear makeup either.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of
Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 09, 2016 12:10 AM (IcT7t)

I assume you're a guy, in which case I approve. Ladies suit themselves ;-)

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:12 AM (uBoPR)

569 IRL I'm a bohemian who wears no makeup.
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:08 AM (uBoPR)
***
We don't mind czechs in the least......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:12 AM (lutOX)

570 "Now everyone knows why the Dems want to come after IRA's, 401K's, and the other private retirement plans. They need the $$$$ to pay off the public employees."

What does the Donald do?
He negotiates. Or rather, re-negotiates.
I have a feeling a lot of people are in for a major haircut.
Maybe even me.

Posted by: navybrat at December 09, 2016 12:12 AM (w7KSn)

571 Is defenestration still a thing in Bohemia?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 09, 2016 12:13 AM (ZLQuU)

572 Hi blanco,

Posted by: lousagirl at December 09, 2016 12:15 AM (9plvG)

573 They promised them at least 8% return on their money. And they came up with some sort of thing where they could "retire" "on paper" somehow and still work, yet draw that sweet pension money somehow.
--

Back in the day-- the 70's through the early 90's-- auto workers had sweet, sweet pensions. Dental, opitcal, everything you could dream of.

One day, when my dad was on super expensive heart meds and had no prescription coverage, a guy in line in front of my Mom was whining because his co-way went from $2 to $4. My Mom had to grit her teeth, since she was going to shell out close to $300 when that was a large sum of momey. And forget about dental and optical; you couldn't get that if you were self employed.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 09, 2016 12:16 AM (nFg65)

574 571. Not lately. We had our own, more legal, more polite, version last month.

Heh.....the Horde knows much.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:16 AM (fh9ru)

575 OK, I'm awake after a nap. Busy day at work. What is going on you Morons?

Posted by: Farmer at December 09, 2016 12:18 AM (o/90i)

576 Major construction around Killeen on I 35 and the exit. Just FYI, give yourself a little extra time if you're driving there.
Posted by: Bernette at December 09, 2016 12:09 AM (uDKz6)

---
i'm in Lost Angels, #Failifornia, so i won't be coming, but i have some on-line contacts that can likely ensure that Carl and SMFH aren't the only people there besides the staff.

no veteran should be laid to rest w/o mourners to celebrate their service.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:18 AM (6nKtQ)

577 Mine was a bash-in-your-head model.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 08, 2016 11:48 PM (uBoPR)


Man, those receivers were hard.

Posted by: gNewt at December 09, 2016 12:18 AM (Yti03)

578

B) Halfwise - it is a known fact that all 'Ettes are freakin' hawt, not just cute.
Miley? I haven't had the pleasure of meeting, but hope to one day. I imagine her as a prettier, more sophisticated version of Sophia Lauren.
*I'll be in NoVa sometime by June 28 at the latest (preferably, April).
Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (WssnW)

I somehow managed to marry up, just that little bit that keeps a guy on his toes but allows him to be himself most of the time. And my lovely wife thinks SHE married up, just a little bit, etc etc.

I'm trying to imagine Sophia Loren thinking she's marrying up...

I think Miley is really Veronica Hamel.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 12:19 AM (rB/gm)

579 however, my cat seems to be fond of me.


Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 09, 2016 12:11 AM (nFg65)

The cats are not superficial.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:20 AM (uBoPR)

580 475---Am I the only woman who finds that kind of thing nauseating?
Posted by: Bernette at December 08, 2016 11:39 PM (uDKz6)
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No.
I have always found expensive, flashy gifts disturbing.
Oddly enough, they don't seem "romantic" to me.
Maybe I see them as formulaic and impersonal.

I dunno.
Maybe I'm crazy!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 09, 2016 12:21 AM (Nox3c)

581 I think Miley is really Veronica Hamel.
---
i'd like to hook up with Victoria Hart...


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:21 AM (6nKtQ)

582 Cats are easy to impress. Just sayin'

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 09, 2016 12:22 AM (ZLQuU)

583 I dunno.

Maybe I'm crazy!
---
aren't all women?

/me ducks

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:22 AM (6nKtQ)

584 Back in my younger, unmarried, lonely days. I sent off and ordered a Bride out of a catalogue from Prague.

I got a nice postcard back explaining that they couldn't put a Czech in the mail.

I was bummed.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 09, 2016 12:22 AM (d76uN)

585 The In Like Flint ringtone idea. Too cool.

Downloaded and done! Thanks!!

Posted by: Deplorable 98ZJUSMC at December 09, 2016 12:22 AM (243CP)

586 579. It's funny - everywhere I go, there are cats, which are - because of my angel - sort of a totemic animal for me.

(She realized that my old bosses were talking about me when they'd yammer in their hideous native tongue about 'Mister Cat,' and adopted that as a pet name for me.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:23 AM (fh9ru)

587
Man, those receivers were hard.
Posted by: gNewt


The Sam Spade Bakelite ones from the 40's were even harder.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 09, 2016 12:23 AM (IqV8l)

588 Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:21 AM (6nKtQ)


make that Veronica Hart...

#DOH!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:24 AM (6nKtQ)

589 Is defenestration still a thing in Bohemia?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 09, 2016 12:13 AM (ZLQuU)

Only if absolutely deserved.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:26 AM (uBoPR)

590 The imagination is a wonderful thing, isn't it? It's nice being effortlessly attractive and forever young here at AoSHQ.
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:08 AM (uBoPR)

I'm most often described as a cross between Tom Selleck and Brad Pitt.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at December 09, 2016 12:26 AM (VSenK)

591 587. Yep. Wouldn't want to try to club a guy down with these flimsy modern phones. Thing would shatter and you'd be left looking silly.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:26 AM (fh9ru)

592 Friend of mine's wife is a retired teacher. I'm pretty sure she makes more in pension than she did while actually teaching. Nice work if you can get it.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (IqV8l)


IIRC, one of the reasons why Cali is so fu#ked up is that teachers from the rural areas would take a job in SF or LA for their final year before retirement and would retire at that pay rate. Say they were making $75K a year in small eastern town of Cali, move that one year to big city Cali at $125K, retire back home to small eastern town Cali at the $125K pension rate.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable at December 09, 2016 12:28 AM (1JnAL)

593 Good evening. Miss Lou!

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 09, 2016 12:29 AM (IcT7t)

594 The imagination is a wonderful thing, isn't it? It's nice being effortlessly attractive and forever young here at AoSHQ. IRL I'm a bohemian who wears no makeup.
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR
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And that is supposed to help?

C'mon, lady! That is like like describing "your fantasy woman" in that Schwarzenegger movie (Total Recall?)!

SerIously, Dad is interred at Arlington National Cemetery (1971). April was his birthday, but it may take me 'til the end of June to save enough to get up there and actually be able to spend a dollar to socialize.
It's been a few years since I've been.

I would seriously love to meet a few more ettes & Morons while there.
Regardless, I will be there this year. Even if it's just a drive up, a visit, and a drive back.

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 12:29 AM (WssnW)

595 548---is the "cow-orker" thing a lord of the rings specific problem?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:00 AM (cPsPa)
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No more than cob-logging are a Paul Bunyan specific activity!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 09, 2016 12:30 AM (Nox3c)

596
590 The imagination is a wonderful thing, isn't it? It's nice being effortlessly attractive and forever young here at AoSHQ.
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:08 AM (uBoPR)

I'm most often described as a cross between Tom Selleck and Brad Pitt.
Posted by: Bacon Jeff at December 09, 2016 12:26 AM (VSenK)

Any of us is good looking from the right distance.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 12:30 AM (rB/gm)

597 When there's no money, there's no money. Sue away, you ain't getting shit.

The actuary of the fund had assumed 7.25% growth and misunderestimated the lump sum withdrawals. Fed has been at ZIRP for 10 years. 0%, and they think they're gonna get 7%?

ZIRP has killed the pension funds as much as anything, like anemic economic growth.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 08, 2016 11:53 PM (DW+jj)

Actually, there IS money there now, or at least for a time. It's just that all the ones taking their lump sums now are screwing the ones who have to wait 'til later.

The ones retiring now and taking the lump sum aren't too concerned about their fellow "union" workers at this point.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 09, 2016 12:30 AM (Jcg9Q)

598 So I take it you're not tired of #Winning?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM

Not at all. If I imagine life if HRC won, that is truly depressing. Any day without the prospect of her as Pres is refreshing.

Posted by: Farmer at December 09, 2016 12:31 AM (o/90i)

599 I think Miley is really Veronica Hamel.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 12:19 AM (rB/gm)

More like a cross between Ali McGraw and Queen Sylvia of Sweden.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:33 AM (uBoPR)

600 Sylvia I or Sylvia II?

BIG difference

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 09, 2016 12:35 AM (ZLQuU)

601 >>>I Phoned It In

Hey, it happens.

Posted by: E. T. at December 09, 2016 12:35 AM (+wjl1)

602 Sylvia's mother

Posted by: Doctor Hook at December 09, 2016 12:36 AM (IqV8l)

603 136
My grandmother was the head operator for the phone company when they
first installed phones here in the late 1910's. The old type
switchboards with the cords and everything.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 08, 2016 10:28 PM (w+Jhj)
I worked on one of those way back when. Near a military base, so lots of pay phone calls. You had to count the money as they deposited it - each coin made a distinctive sound (deet-deet was a dime, IIRC) and if you lost count you had to push a button to return the money and ask them to start over. So fun. So many stories. People were generally a lot more polite back then it seems to me. And that Bell training got me lots of good temp jobs down the road.

Posted by: Miss Sippi at December 09, 2016 12:36 AM (ByoS/)

604 598 So I take it you're not tired of #Winning?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 08, 2016 10:33 PM

Not at all. If I imagine life if HRC won, that is truly depressing. Any day without the prospect of her as Pres is refreshing.
Posted by: Farmer at December 09, 2016 12:31 AM (o/90i)

Farmer, what makes it even better is the quality of the candidates for key positions, and the tone of Trump's statements so far. He could have been half this good and the country would still be breathing a sigh of relief.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 12:36 AM (rB/gm)

605 Miley is a dirty scandi???

say it ain't so!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:37 AM (6nKtQ)

606 319 Where is Muldoon with a limerick about not sticking dicks in crazy?

--

I'll give this one a go:

There once was a boy kinda lazy
He met a girl -- seemed like a daisy
Then she made him ignored
His folks called out the Horde
Who all said "Don't stick dicks into crazy."

Posted by: sharksauce at December 09, 2016 12:38 AM (1g2sy)

607 596. Or when shot on Portra. Hell, that film makes ME look handsome.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:38 AM (fh9ru)

608 Parted ways with the employer yesterday. They wanted someone to fall on his sword, and, by Tengri, I wasn't about to do that, not for them.

Added about half a dozen pages to the story I'm writing for my son and possible eventual publication. Satisfying, if not - at this time - remunerative.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:38 AM (lutOX)

609 I got a nice postcard back explaining that they couldn't put a Czech in the mail.



I was bummed.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 09, 2016 12:22 AM (d76uN)

It makes me sad to think that some day soon, that joke will not be understood.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:40 AM (uBoPR)

610 Cats are easy to impress. Just sayin'
Posted by: Cicero
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Sure. Whatever you say.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's Cat at December 09, 2016 12:41 AM (ZO497)

611 526 chavez, cool!

I admit there's just a few cable channels I want to figure out how to still get, namely TV Land, Hallmark, and the C-Span channels. But I could learn to live without them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 08, 2016 11:52 PM (u8kLQ)

++++

Cspan has everything on their website.


Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 09, 2016 12:43 AM (R+30W)

612 Heh. Chi is having problems with his refrigerator. I think my $50 Hazard Fraught table saw is dying. Last few cuts I made today, 1X2's, not exactly heavy going, it was screeching a bit, and emitting the odor of burning insulation. And made with the dread dry bearing chatter when spinning down after the switch was shut off.

Got it at a yard sale, and it has done a lot of work for me, so it has earned its keep. I wonder if Harbor Freight sells replacement motors, and if they are cheap enough to make them a good choice over an entire new saw (about $110, last time I looked)?

But I did get all the framing done for replacing the big section of rotten floor in the trailer, so there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2016 12:43 AM (MiBfH)

613 609. Heh.....I did a photo shoot for an airhead millennial not too long ago. Dude was shocked I used real cameras with real film and gave him real prints (and scans of the negs, so he could post them online). He wanted to pay me with his phone, was stumped when I said I'd take a check, and ended up having me drive him to an ATM to pull out the requisite cash.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:45 AM (fh9ru)

614

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 12:19 AM (rB/gm)

More like a cross between Ali McGraw and Queen Sylvia of Sweden.
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:33 AM (uBoPR)

*quickly googles Queen Sylvia*

Duchesses get to practice wearing crowns without looking all self conscious, right? Nice!

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 12:45 AM (rB/gm)

615 >>>Justin Bieber possible Grammy Winner. David Bowie Not.

Justin Bieber is a Cubs fan and evangelical who is forced to attend a Lutheran church? Oh, winner. Never mind.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 09, 2016 12:45 AM (+wjl1)

616 good old China Freight and their high quality power tools...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:46 AM (6nKtQ)

617 Calling it a night all, thanks for another great night of chat.

Happy weekend!...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 09, 2016 12:46 AM (u8kLQ)

618 It makes me sad to think that some day soon, that joke will not be understood.
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:40 AM (uBoPR)




we are going to be able to get czechs in the mail?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:46 AM (cPsPa)

619 G'night Steve.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's Cat at December 09, 2016 12:46 AM (ZO497)

620 Saw one of the TARDs I know on Twitter tweet about how he will welcome the German liberators who "save us from the horrible prison camps we'll all be sent to."

Kind of tempted to tweet back that no, no, the prison camp will be luxurious and yuge.

That or "If only".

Wonder if it is time to start building asylums again to house all these nuts. I'd say "and help them recover" but I doubt that is possible at this point.

Posted by: Bete stays up at December 09, 2016 12:47 AM (Ojki1)

621 night QDP

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:47 AM (cPsPa)

622 The "check's in the mail" may live on, with the meaning of the idiom understood, but not the literal meaning from which it's derived. There's a lot of phrases like that, and I can't think of one off hand, but there's a lot.

"Hoisted on his own petard" is one. Nobody knows what a petard is, or why something might be hoisted on it. But we know the idiomatic meaning.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 09, 2016 12:48 AM (DW+jj)

623 >>C'mon, lady! That is like like describing "your fantasy woman" in that Schwarzenegger movie (Total Recall?)!



I only have two.



>>SerIously, Dad is interred at Arlington National Cemetery (1971).
April was his birthday, but it may take me 'til the end of June to save
enough to get up there and actually be able to spend a dollar to
socialize.

It's been a few years since I've been.



I would seriously love to meet a few more ettes Morons while there.

Regardless, I will be there this year. Even if it's just a drive up, a visit, and a drive back.



Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 12:29 AM (WssnW)

We're going to have to plan a MoMee in June for sure.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:49 AM (uBoPR)

624 actually, for 72, the current queen Sylvia is rather attractive...

even if you're *not* into GILF's

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:49 AM (6nKtQ)

625 Niters qdp

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 12:49 AM (CRotO)

626 Does anyone else's cat annoy them when it thinks it is time to go to bed?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 12:49 AM (ZO497)

627 motherf---er!. my snow forecast totals are always getting reduced while my temperatures are always getting raised.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:50 AM (cPsPa)

628 The public pensions coast to coast are bankrupt and papering over their problems. They have lots of money but owe billions more that they don't have.

They have been working with 7 1/2 to 8 percent assumed returns and with ZIRP have never come close to that.

Posted by: Boots at December 09, 2016 12:50 AM (EBwPV)

629 Just got back from the ER. Swallowed a bottle cap. Yeah, I know. Bonehead move. Stone cold sober, too. Was taking my evening meds down the bottle cap went. ER doctor said it was nothing to worry about. I told him he won't the one gonna have to shoot that dang thing out his ass. He told me stomach acids would reduce it's shape, size, and density. So I came home and ate a peanutbutter sammich. Mrs. E told me if the nurse found that bottle cap inside my teeshirt my ass was walking home from the ER.

Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2016 12:50 AM (zLDYs)

630 what has a brother got to do to get some real old fashioned blizzards!

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:50 AM (cPsPa)

631 We're going to have to plan a MoMee in June for sure.
Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:49 AM (uBoPR)

---

June sounds good.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 12:50 AM (CRotO)

632 Just got back from the ER. Swallowed a bottle cap. Yeah, I know. Bonehead move. Stone cold sober, too. Was taking my evening meds down the bottle cap went. ER doctor said it was nothing to worry about. I told him he won't the one gonna have to shoot that dang thing out his ass. He told me stomach acids would reduce it's shape, size, and density. So I came home and ate a peanutbutter sammich. Mrs. E told me if the nurse found that bottle cap inside my teeshirt my ass was walking home from the ER.
Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2016 12:50 AM (zLDYs)




dude who are you Mr. Ed? how would you swallow a pill bottle cap without gagging like hillary on a dick?

glad you are ok.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:52 AM (cPsPa)

633 good old China Freight and their high quality power tools...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:46 AM (6nKtQ)

Yeah. But $50? And it was in pristine condition when I got it. Carbide-tipped blade and all. Sure made nice clean cuts in all kinds of wood. Ripped quite a few 2X6's with it; they came out looking like they had been passed through a planer, almost.

If a replacement motor is a non-starter, I'll take the darn thing home with me and replace the motor with a pillow-block arbor shaft with a belt pulley, and hang a motor out back, old-school style.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2016 12:53 AM (MiBfH)

634
dude who are you Mr. Ed? how would you swallow a pill bottle cap without gagging like hillary on a dick?

glad you are ok.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:52 AM (cPsPa)

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lmao

Glad you're ok, but damn.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 12:53 AM (CRotO)

635 anyone else's cat annoy them when it thinks it is time to go to bed?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 12:49 AM (ZO497)

We put ours in the workshop at the other end of the house. It's us annoying her, every night. But until then she's often on my lap, which is real progress for a feral creature like her.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 12:53 AM (rB/gm)

636 Eromero - Last week I met a bulldog which swallowed a tennis ball, whole. It passed.

My recommendation would be lots of whole grains.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 12:53 AM (ZO497)

637 Miley is a dirty scandi???

say it ain't so!


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:37 AM (6nKtQ)

No no, but the Queen is German and I'm half-German. Fast jag talar ju svenska.


Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:54 AM (uBoPR)

638 didn't someone say Miley was a guess model in the 80s?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:56 AM (cPsPa)

639 My recommendation would be lots of whole grains.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 12:53 AM (ZO497)




he's going to be ok mike, it was in his pocket.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:57 AM (cPsPa)

640 My recommendation would be lots of whole grains.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 12:53 AM (ZO497)

Some sugar-free Gummi Bears and Olestra potato chips might help, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2016 12:57 AM (MiBfH)

641 oops not mike but Mike

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:57 AM (cPsPa)

642 626 Does anyone else's cat annoy them when it thinks it is time to go to bed?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 12:49 AM (ZO497)
***
Cats remind. That's what they do. - Uncle Palpatine's House-Cat

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 12:58 AM (lutOX)

643 *quickly googles Queen Sylvia*



Duchesses get to practice wearing crowns without looking all self conscious, right? Nice!

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 12:45 AM (rB/gm)


I've been a duchess since 1971, but never got even a little tiara *sigh*

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:58 AM (uBoPR)

644 Some sugar-free Gummi Bears and Olestra potato chips might help, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------

Colon Blow cereal

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 12:59 AM (ZO497)

645 No no, but the Queen is German and I'm half-German.
---
actually she's half German and half Portuguese, if Wiki is to be believed.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:59 AM (6nKtQ)

646 we are going to be able to get czechs in the mail?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 12:46 AM (cPsPa)


They'll be holograms and paid for via your phone.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 12:59 AM (uBoPR)

647 years ago I had a fantastic order of flaming hot buffalo wings delivered from a bar across the street. wolfed em down went to get something to drink and one of our dogs had jumped up on the table and scarfed down several bones.

everyone knows buffalo bones are not good for dogs to eat. called vet in a panic, she said probably not an issue, wait a week and give her a call. never was a problem.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 01:00 AM (cPsPa)

648 635. A feral cat - there's no friend like one. You have to earn their affection, and living witg one is always a series of compromises between two free and independent beings.

Like love in many ways.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:00 AM (fh9ru)

649 If it was then his feet are killing him right now from the walk back from the hospital.

Posted by: Bete stays up at December 09, 2016 01:00 AM (Ojki1)

650 Heh, I looked it up. It's "hoisted by his own petard". Actually, the Shakespearean wording was "hoist by his own petar". And there is a fart pun in their, too.

If one knew what a petar(d) was, one would not say "hoisted on" it. One is hoisted by it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 09, 2016 01:01 AM (DW+jj)

651 methlab ate one of my leather dress gloves. week or so afterwards she passed it one chunk at a time.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 01:01 AM (cPsPa)

652 AOP - Perhaps bearings can be replaced, assuming it isn't fried.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:01 AM (ZO497)

653 "Hoisted on his own petard" is one. Nobody knows
what a petard is, or why something might be hoisted on it. But we know
the idiomatic meaning.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 09, 2016 12:48 AM (DW+jj)


I used to work for Dun and Bradstreet, and I can't tell you how many times I heard that phrase. Although I once held a check signed by Aretha Franklin made out to Variety.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 01:02 AM (uBoPR)

654 Do you bite your petar at me, sir?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 09, 2016 01:03 AM (IqV8l)

655 Methlab




http://tinyurl.com/zgegjjf

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 01:03 AM (cPsPa)

656 Hey, y'all, that cap was about 3/4" dia. Nobody was as surprised as me because I have scar tissue in my throat from radiation treatments 11 years ago. It's hard for me to swallow food, much less bottle caps. I'm glad it was not a Shiner beer bottle cap. I think what pulled me through was the certainty of hellary never being pResident. Thanks for all the happy thoughts. Now off to bed.

Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2016 01:03 AM (zLDYs)

657 If one knew what a petar(d) was, one would not say "hoisted on" it. One is hoisted by with it.
Posted by: publius
---------------

Just saying...

Posted by: The Bard at December 09, 2016 01:04 AM (ZO497)

658 Chi, I know you do handyman type stuff so a refrig fan is no biggie at all. There are two fans on a fridge; one to move air over the evap coil on the inside, and one to cool the condenser/compressor on the outside. The cooling fan is usually down near the bottom where the air vent is. That's probably the bad one for you, with the sound 'near the crisper drawer'.

There are youtube videos on replacing the fans for most makes and models.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2016 01:05 AM (oZEJt)

659 Heh.....Volodya my house-cat has never liked any of the 'nieces,' but he came arunning the first time my angel called for him and curled up on her lap amd went to sleep. I think she likes him more than she likes me, and I know Volodya hangs around me only because of her.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:05 AM (fh9ru)

660 night there Eromero, glad you are fine.



if you can't find your pillow when you get up, look on the floor before you go to the emergency room.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 01:05 AM (cPsPa)

661 AOP - Perhaps bearings can be replaced, assuming it isn't fried.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:01 AM (ZO497)

That was my thought, too, but the aroma of scorched insulation was pretty distinct each time I ran it. Might have a shorted turn or two in the armature. Pretty sure it's a universal motor, not and induction motor. Like you took the guts of a portable saw, and mounted it under a table.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2016 01:05 AM (MiBfH)

662 The "check's in the mail" may live on, with the meaning of the idiom understood, but not the literal meaning from which it's derived. There's a lot of phrases like that

We've got half an ONT of phone discussion, so... To "dial" a phone? Only antique phones in grainy jpegs have dials. Heck, we rarely "button" phones nowadays; they're mostly "touchscreened". Or "talked to".

(Yes, I'm old enough to remember "the number you have dialed is a party on your line; please hang up and wait for the party to answer...")

Posted by: mikeski at December 09, 2016 01:06 AM (lO+tS)

663 It's naht a schumer!
Posted by: Ahnold


It's a Huma? It's about time we had a sharia compliant Barbie! How much you want to be at some point in the movie there are Barbies of all colors, shapes, sizes and genders, and they are all affirmed to be Barbie!

Posted by: Ahnold S. at December 09, 2016 01:06 AM (+wjl1)

664 Although I once held a check signed by Aretha Franklin made out to Variety.
Posted by: Miley, Duchess
--------------

I once received Robert Bork's financial records, by mistake.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:06 AM (ZO497)

665 actually she's half German and half Portuguese, if Wiki is to be believed.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 12:59 AM (6nKtQ)

I did not know that. My other half is eastern European. Or something like that.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 01:07 AM (uBoPR)

666 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petard

Edumacation.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 09, 2016 01:07 AM (J+mig)

667 television watching protip, if you watch infomercials you do not have to worry about having horrible disease and deformed kid commercials interrupting your evening.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 01:07 AM (cPsPa)

668 Hope is a medlar, and I her poperin pear.

The Bard was a Moron.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 09, 2016 01:08 AM (DW+jj)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 01:09 AM (6nKtQ)

670 If any of you can get Antenna TV, Newhart is on. There is some character named "Buffy Denver" on, a TV host who is the most hilariously annoying parody of a valley girl you've ever seen.

You should see Dick's facial expressions when she bubbles.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 09, 2016 01:10 AM (DW+jj)

671 my first blank poast...

HTF did *that* happen?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 01:11 AM (6nKtQ)

672 I once received Robert Bork's financial records, by mistake.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
-----------------

He was not, btw, a particularly wealthy man.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:11 AM (ZO497)

673 You are correct, sir, it's hoist with his own petar.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 09, 2016 01:11 AM (DW+jj)

674 my first blank poast...

HTF did *that* happen?
Posted by: redc1c4
-----------
Uh, sorry.
Still a few bugs in the system.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at December 09, 2016 01:12 AM (ZO497)

675 Who you callin a petard?

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 09, 2016 01:12 AM (rH4JY)

676 He was not, btw, a particularly wealthy man.

Evidence: if you had a few hundred bucks to spare, would your last name still be "Bork"?

Posted by: mikeski at December 09, 2016 01:13 AM (lO+tS)

677 Signing off, Horde. Getting up early to have coffee with the BIL.

Sleep well.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 09, 2016 01:14 AM (uBoPR)

678 night Miley

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2016 01:14 AM (cPsPa)

679 Life is always better with Cossack songs:

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

Dig the dude with the shashka.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:15 AM (lutOX)

680 Niters Miley.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:15 AM (CRotO)

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 09, 2016 01:15 AM (rH4JY)

682 Good night Duchess

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at December 09, 2016 01:16 AM (ZO497)

683 Yes, good night Your Grace.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 09, 2016 01:17 AM (DW+jj)

684 Isn't it your bedtime, Bob?

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:17 AM (CRotO)

685 Yep, I'm about done here..

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:18 AM (NBHj5)

686 Good night Miley.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 01:18 AM (rB/gm)

687 Niters, Mike : )

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:18 AM (CRotO)

688 AOP - How long are you in the states? I've had this book ready to go for a while. Media Mail would only be a couple of bucks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:19 AM (NBHj5)

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 09, 2016 01:21 AM (rH4JY)

690 then there was Petar of Serbia....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petar_Gojnikovi%C4%87

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 01:23 AM (6nKtQ)

691 648 635. A feral cat - there's no friend like one. You have to earn their affection, and living witg one is always a series of compromises between two free and independent beings.

Like love in many ways.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:00 AM (fh9ru)

We watch her wrestle with her wild nature vs desire for comfort and contact. And sometimes we get bitten, for guessing wrong.

So yeah, like love.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 09, 2016 01:24 AM (rB/gm)

692 I'm back. You can send money anyway.

Phoning it in...?

yankeefifth #370: ...none of the kids today will ever have to wonder if someone is eavesdropping on their call from another extension.

By my stars, a hook upon which to hang blatant self-promotion!

Pop on the Line
A lack of privacy in the ancient times
https://youtu.be/0lOc5uPWBDc?t=5m22s

Posted by: mindful webworker in flagrant confection at December 09, 2016 01:25 AM (mndtc)

693 AOP - How long are you in the states? I've had this book ready to go for a while. Media Mail would only be a couple of bucks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:19 AM (NBHj5)

My planned departure date is Dec. 20, give or take a day or two. Do you have my postal address here in AJ? I have your e-mail on my home computer, but not here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2016 01:25 AM (MiBfH)

694 heh..when my #1 daughter was teaching the Colonel to do the plyas and lezginka, it was hard for him to get, at first, that there was no real 'form' to it, and that the dancer was just supposed to let go and lose himself in his ecstasy (cultural thing, I'm sure). And he was nervous the first time he tried perching the sword on his arm with the tip by his neck, but he soon got the hang of it and was smiling and lost. I saw a man, pushing 80, grinning and laughing as if all the years had fallen away and he was a boy again. Really something to see, when people set themselves free.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:26 AM (lutOX)

695
458 Question: What is the origin of these Ben Roethlisberger socks?

Is there a link to what the real-life Big Ben said that started this?
Posted by: logprof at December 08, 2016 11:35 PM (emDjj)


At profootballmock.com there used to be a weekly feature called "NFL QBs of Facebook" which was both vulgar and side-achingly funny.

BEN ALWAYS CHIMED IN USING ALL-CAPS TO "EXPLAIN" THINGS THAT WERE OBVIOUS TO THE OTHER QBs AND, FRANKLY, ALMOST ALL LOWER LIFE FORMS.

New dialogues came out weekly during the NFL season until about a year ago.

You can peruse the archives at -- http://profootballmock.com/category/nfl-qbs-on-facebook/

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at December 09, 2016 01:28 AM (BK3ZS)

696
Do you have my postal address here in AJ? I have your e-mail on my home computer, but not here.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------

Shoot me note, nic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:29 AM (ZO497)

697 Really something to see, when people set themselves free.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine


Sometimes, you really gotta let yourself go.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 09, 2016 01:30 AM (rH4JY)

698 Heh, heh..... or, forever.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:31 AM (ZO497)

699 If you answer the phone and hear:

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep."

YOU ARE A COMMIE SLEEPER!

Posted by: Telefon at December 09, 2016 01:32 AM (FtrY1)

700 Haven't read through all the comments yet, but has anybody besides me noticed that the phone booth doesn't have a phone in it?

Posted by: DynamiteDan at December 09, 2016 01:32 AM (kGggu)

701 Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 09, 2016 01:30 AM (rH4JY)

---

Do the world a favor and close the door behind you.

And for fuck's sake, no more selfies pinching off a loaf.

Just nasty.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:32 AM (CRotO)

702 Definitely, Miley. Ioook forward to it.
June 28 is my definite date

BTW, cthulhu says hello to everyone.

As an aside, never ask him a question about refrigerators...

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 01:37 AM (WssnW)

703 LOL Chi.

*waves to cooth*

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:37 AM (CRotO)

704 Heh, heh..... or, forever.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:31 AM (ZO497)

Maybe you can get one of the cobs to delete it? e-mail sent.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2016 01:38 AM (MiBfH)

705 As an aside, never ask him a question about refrigerators...

Is it OK to ask about clocks?

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 09, 2016 01:38 AM (IcT7t)

706 "701 Haven't read through all the comments yet, but has anybody besides me noticed that the phone booth doesn't have a phone in it?"

It's a phony booth!

Posted by: mikeski at December 09, 2016 01:38 AM (lO+tS)

707 Maybe you can get one of the cobs to delete it? e-mail sent.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------
Maybe, I'm not going to sweat it. I mean, it's not like I swallowed a bottle cap.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:39 AM (ZO497)

708 LOL!

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:40 AM (CRotO)

709 Musings while Channel surfing. How is Late Night with Seth Myers even still on? He's not funny. All he does is whine about Trump and the eeevvviiilll GOP. His audience is what exactly? Emergency rooms? Bus stations?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 09, 2016 01:40 AM (pY+s4)

710 I'm out folks. 23deg., dropping and breezy outside.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2016 01:40 AM (ZO497)

711 Haven't read through all the comments yet, but has anybody besides me noticed that the phone booth doesn't have a phone in it?

Posted by: DynamiteDan at December 09, 2016 01:32 AM (kGggu)

Years ago, I was on an offshore oil rig in the Gulf, don't remember which one, but it had done a long stint in the North Sea, and they had an original London telephone booth, like the Tardis, set up near the dining hall, where you could call folks back home via radiotelephone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2016 01:40 AM (MiBfH)

712 694. And my angel tells me he's been interrupting the aunts' Chinese soap operas with his searches for shashka-dancing videos and tips and such. They think - the aunts do - that I'm insane,teaching my daughters to use shashka and kinzhal, but he seems to approve.

'The world,' he said to me last week, 'is not kind to girls.' I took this as his tacit approval of the way I am raising my daughters, which reflects well, I hope, on my intentions with regard to his eldest daughter, my beloved angel.

He still calls me 'that man' or 'Mister Cat,' when in conversation with his wife or sisters, but calls me 'the Cossack' when talking to my angel. I'm no Cossack, but it's quite flattering, all the same.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:41 AM (lutOX)

713 'is not kind to girls.'

---

Santa.

You know the deal.

M1A2 under every little girl's tree.

Only one per household, though.

Don't want to go overboard.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:43 AM (CRotO)

714 713: Well now you know what Halloween outfit to wear next year. Dress like a Cossack. Big ole Black furry hat and the works. Maybe show up on a horse.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 09, 2016 01:44 AM (pY+s4)

715 Santa.

You know the deal.

M1A2 under every little girl's tree.

Only one per household, though.

Don't want to go overboard.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:43 AM (CRotO)

SMFH, I saw a SAW at the gun show in Phoenix last weekend. Impressive weapon, that. Also some brass Gatling guns, and Thompson SMG's, and Lewis and Maxim guns.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2016 01:45 AM (MiBfH)

716 It does suppressive fire quite well, AOP.

I miss it.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:47 AM (CRotO)

717 Haven't read through all the comments yet, but has anybody besides me noticed that the phone booth doesn't have a phone in it?

Posted by: DynamiteDan


FFS, now what am I going to do? They're expecting a call back.

Posted by: E.T. at December 09, 2016 01:47 AM (rH4JY)

718 714 'is not kind to girls.'

---

Santa.

You know the deal.

M1A2 under every little girl's tree.

Only one per household, though.

Don't want to go overboard.
Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:43 AM (CRotO)
***
Both my daughters and my son have real shashkas and kinzhals, and #1 daughter will learn, next year, how to shoot a pistol.

Being the father of daughters has made me paranoid and over-protective, some would say, but they'd be wrong on all accounts. I want my children to learn that they, too, are lethal, and are, in fact, more dangerous than anything that might come at them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:47 AM (lutOX)

719 And it's almost midnight here, so bed time for me, too, Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2016 01:49 AM (MiBfH)

720 Mine was named Ikaika (eee-kai-ka).

Means "warrior" in Hawaiian.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:50 AM (CRotO)

721
Is it OK to ask about clocks?
Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu
-----------

Remind me - if I ever meet you IRL, I need to slap you. Hard.
That isn't even close to funny, man...

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 01:50 AM (WssnW)

722 'The world,' he said to me last week, 'is not kind to girls.'

It's been my personal opinion for years now that all girls should have mandatory martial arts and small arms training in school.

Optional for boys, of course. Title IX, etc.

G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu (with full price purchase of Azatoth or Nyarlathotep) at December 09, 2016 01:51 AM (IcT7t)

723 Raising them well, Palp.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:51 AM (CRotO)

724 Is it OK to ask about clocks?
Posted by: Blanco Basura #Free Cthulhu
-----------

Remind me - if I ever meet you IRL, I need to slap you. Hard.
That isn't even close to funny, man...
Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 01:50 AM (WssnW)

--

Heh.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:51 AM (CRotO)

725 715 713: Well now you know what Halloween outfit to wear next year. Dress like a Cossack. Big ole Black furry hat and the works. Maybe show up on a horse.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 09, 2016 01:44 AM (pY+s4)
***
sans horses, spawn and I have turned up on his doorstep many's the time. Kiddos even showed up once in their zhupanii at his house; he insisted they all wear native costume the next time. Which we did, and shocked the aunts and his wife, but pleased the Colonel no end.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:51 AM (lutOX)

726 724 Raising them well, Palp.
Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 01:51 AM (CRotO)
***
Tip of the astrakhan to thee, Lady.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:53 AM (lutOX)

727 726: Heh! Cool.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 09, 2016 01:55 AM (pY+s4)

728 728 726: Heh! Cool.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 09, 2016 01:55 AM (pY+s4)
***
he is. The Colonel is a cool man, a hoopy frood, no doubt.

I'm honored and shocked that his eldest daughter not only tolerates me, but even likes and loves me.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 01:58 AM (lutOX)

729 Blanco,
I love that man more that a hetero is supposed to be allowed to.
I hope you know that I was just joking with you.
G'night.

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 01:59 AM (WssnW)

730 i shot competition GPMG with the M-60 back in the 80's for a few years, with the CA ARNG.

even got to go to Little Rock one year for the National Match.

there's a reason it was called "The Pig", but when it was well tuned, and the extractor and spring were new, it would really rock n roll...

never got to fire the 249, more's the pity.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 01:59 AM (6nKtQ)

731 Arrrgh! Tablet is only charging up half the time and it powered off while I was merrily perusing comments. Irritating! So, now I'm on the cell. More irritating! Don't expect to hear much more from me now.

I skipped the first several hundred comments... Did anyone yet mention how nowadays you can't slam the receiver down loud& angrily?

Posted by: mindful webworker - probably at December 09, 2016 02:04 AM (mndtc)

732 Yeah, swiping doesn't have quite the same impact.

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 02:06 AM (CRotO)

733 The funny thing is, all this Cossack stuff got started because my great-grandfather's brother-in-law (a Polish Jew) got conscripted as a convict into the Imperial Cavalry. I presume it was because he had been a good but not great horse thief. In any case, I have his kinzhal and shashka, and have read his citations for valor....


Jew-billy Cossacks.....strange is the world.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 02:06 AM (lutOX)

734 Question I can't find the answer to. Since recorded music is copyrighted, how come I'm able to listen to whatever BOC or Priest or whatever I want?

Posted by: SFGoth at December 09, 2016 02:10 AM (KAi1n)

735 Question I can't find the answer to. Since recorded music is copyrighted, how come I'm able to listen to whatever BOC or Priest or whatever I want?

Posted by: SFGoth


They show ads at the beginning of the videos, so it's like radio.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 09, 2016 02:14 AM (rH4JY)

736 736 Question I can't find the answer to. Since recorded music is copyrighted, how come I'm able to listen to whatever BOC or Priest or whatever I want?

Posted by: SFGoth

They show ads at the beginning of the videos, so it's like radio.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 09, 2016 02:14 AM (rH4JY)


Go try and find official recordings of Prince on YouTube.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2016 02:18 AM (bMG0w)

737 By the great thumb-ring of Tengri, the hour is grown late ! Snooze time for me.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 09, 2016 02:20 AM (cv9tZ)

738 Question I can't find the answer to. Since recorded music is copyrighted, how come I'm able to listen to whatever BOC or Priest or whatever I want?
Posted by: SFGoth


Thin distinctions of 'fair use' that drift in and out of favor.

You're a lawyer, how hard is it to think up some tissue thin nonsense?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 09, 2016 02:24 AM (1G5R8)

739 Wow...just found out I might be a dad for the first time. Incredibly happy and absolutely terrified at the same time. It's too early to share it publicly -- they say you should wait three months -- but I gotta tell someone. Figured I might as well tell the Horde.

It was totally unexpected yet not at all unwelcome! Yeesh -- 2016! Cubs win World Series, Trump elected president -- now this! I should buy a lottery ticket tomorrow to see if the streak holds!

Posted by: Ex-liberal at December 09, 2016 02:25 AM (XLZh6)

740 Well, okay, got the table to come back up, with only 4% charge, which is odd. But it's up to 7% now, so it seems to be charging -- but I'm going to turn it off and head for bed to recharge my own batteries.

New Webworkshop video going up tomorrow - this episode's a little odd... but, then, they all are. Check the website or the youtube channel 'cause you don't want to miss a single episode. (hahahah - choke)

* throws roses to the 'ettes and airplane bottles of whiskey at the 'rons *

Good niiiiiiiight.

Posted by: mindful webworker in 15° weather at December 09, 2016 02:26 AM (mndtc)

741 Damn, Horde. Oldest sibling of mine called me an 90 minutes ago to talk politics and the media, both of which she hates and never talks about.

Long story short the gaslighting got to her. She is convinced the MSM is all lies filled with actors to fit their narratives. I can't say I disagree with her for the most part. Told her to get away from social media, which pumps MSM narratives.

She told me that the guy that went to investigate Comet Pizza with a gun is an actor listed on IMDB.com, and he just ran over a 13 year old kid 10/25/16. And his father writes sick horror movies, one his son stared in called The Mill. He lived in Haiti working for a Non profit for abused and victimized children, sound familiar looking at the Clinton Foundation. And he's a deacon who teaches Sunday school for 16 years. A deacon who writes and produces violent horror movies. WTF??!

night Rons and Ettes. Sleep Well.

Posted by: Pepe, the media are lying actors at December 09, 2016 02:28 AM (8wEhr)

742 "Tablet," not "table." Sheesh. The table would never boot up at 4% power. :/

Good night.

Posted by: mindful webworker in any case at December 09, 2016 02:28 AM (mndtc)

743 http://tinypic.com/m/jp982h/1

Posted by: SMFH at December 09, 2016 02:40 AM (CRotO)

744 Go try and find official recordings of Prince on YouTube.

Posted by: buzzion


About the time he OD'd, ace posted a bunch of links to his stuff. Probably still in the archives.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 09, 2016 02:54 AM (rH4JY)

745 Her features snub, rough hewn, thick.
As Barbie she would ne'er be my first pick.
I wonder who's the targeted consumer
Of this preachy P.C. drek with Amy Schumer.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 09, 2016 02:58 AM (rH4JY)

746 745 Go try and find official recordings of Prince on YouTube.

Posted by: buzzion

About the time he OD'd, ace posted a bunch of links to his stuff. Probably still in the archives.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 09, 2016 02:54 AM (rH4JY)



But they are likely not "official." You know, the actual CD quality versions or quality music video production. Prince was a real hard ass about getting his stuff pulled from youtube. He even had a video of a baby dancing to 1999 pulled.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2016 03:04 AM (bMG0w)

747 Yes, agreed. The links are pretty sparse, none to an "official" youtube video.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/362970.php#362970

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 09, 2016 03:10 AM (rH4JY)

748 The video of Seth Meyer roasting Trump in 2011 (like Coulter, not the guest I assume) is remarkably unfunny, shit jokes. Head writer at SNL. I'm sure the audience was courteously informed beforehand that he is hilarious.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 09, 2016 03:14 AM (VdICR)

749 time for bed...

Resident Evil came home this evening, so i can't stay up all night, eve if i did have the energy.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2016 03:39 AM (6nKtQ)

750 After Hillary Clinton learned she would never be President, she called her business manager to demand an explanation.

"We had a deal, Satan. I sell you my soul, you make me President."

"We had a deal, yes." the Devil gloated on his iHell. "But you were in such a hurry when you made it, maybe you don't remember just what I promised you? Eight years in the White House. See you around."

Posted by: Blackbutt the Pirate at December 09, 2016 03:40 AM (Th/kH)

751 Hillary will never be President?

There's a different version of that joke.

Hill: You said I would win!
Satan: You said you had a soul.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 09, 2016 03:46 AM (VdICR)

752 The video of Seth Meyer roasting Trump in 2011 (like Coulter, not the guest I assume) is remarkably unfunny, shit jokes. Head writer at SNL. I'm sure the audience was courteously informed beforehand that he is hilarious.

Posted by: BourbonChicken


He and Obama poked the sleeping giant. In a way we should be grateful to them. And doing a quick search, he still hasn't learned his lesson.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 09, 2016 03:49 AM (rH4JY)

753 Morning reprobates.

I've been up for two hours and finally over the hump where I try to convince myself I can squeeze in a couple hours before the alarm.

It's kind of a relief.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 09, 2016 03:54 AM (EnKk6)

754 Nice one, BourbonChicken.

Maybe the one I heard should have Satan closing "I would have collected years ago, but I wanted to see your face this election."

Posted by: Blackbutt the Pirate at December 09, 2016 03:56 AM (Th/kH)

755 I fell asleep early so I'm just getting to the ONT now. That guy in the Top of Toronto video is an idiot. How easy and comfortable must your life be that you have to get your thrills by risking your life over stupid stunts?

Posted by: biancaneve at December 09, 2016 04:01 AM (m8jQF)

756 Good morning, AHE.

And, is Blackbutt new here, or just a new nic? Curious is all.

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at December 09, 2016 04:04 AM (WssnW)

757 Chi, I think Blackbutt the Pirate is Fenelon's stage name.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 09, 2016 04:20 AM (EnKk6)

758 Georgia's secretary of state has claimed the Department of Homeland Security tried to breach his office's firewall and has issued a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for an explanation.

Brian Kemp issued a letter to Johnson on Thursday after the state's third-party cybersecurity provider detected an IP address from the agency's Southwest D.C. office trying to penetrate the state's firewall. According to the letter, the attempt was unsuccessful.

Posted by: undocumented illegal forked tongue at December 09, 2016 04:48 AM (e8kgV)

759 Posted by: undocumented illegal forked tongue at December 09, 2016 04:48 AM (e8kgV)

Sounds like there was a bored, rogue bureaucrat drone, a bored, rogue bureaucrat drone who needs to be shitcannned from his/her cushy gub'mint job.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2016 05:00 AM (VV6/D)

760 Its hard to say what you will find here.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at December 09, 2016 05:04 AM (5sOEp)

761 The ONT is a box of Chocolates?

Good Morning Everyone.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 09, 2016 05:17 AM (d76uN)

762 I am so relieved that witch isn't going to be President every time I see her

Posted by: Skip at December 09, 2016 05:33 AM (5sOEp)

763 Posted by: Ex-liberal at December 09, 2016 02:25 AM (XLZh6)
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Congratulations!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 09, 2016 05:35 AM (rgZEV)

764 Mornin'

Posted by: teej at December 09, 2016 05:38 AM (gJ3Vg)

765 It would be an even better Morning if the darned Coffee would finish. C'mon! Hurry up.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 09, 2016 05:41 AM (d76uN)

766 "...even better Morning..."

How's that go?
Something like I don't understand these words in that order?

Posted by: teej at December 09, 2016 05:46 AM (gJ3Vg)

767 Awww..... miss lindsay and captain juanny are more concerned about the "Russians" hacking dnc emails. Not what those emails contained.

/on church lady voice

Isnt that special.......

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 09, 2016 05:48 AM (d76uN)

768 Posted by: teej at December 09, 2016 05:46 AM (gJ3Vg)

When you are in the shape I am in health wise, any morning you wake up is a Good Morning.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 09, 2016 05:49 AM (d76uN)

769 I am so relieved that witch isn't going to be President every time I see her

Posted by: Skip

Agree. It was bad enough to be told what a disappointment I was from the purple lipped SCOAMF. To have my wizened aunt, whizzing in her pantsuit, smelling of mothballs, oatmeal and gin bitching at me because I took the second to last cookie would be the to much.

Posted by: Bruce at December 09, 2016 05:51 AM (8ikIW)

770 jill n stein is running out of time. 4 days to get it done.
Doesn't look like it will happen.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 09, 2016 05:56 AM (d76uN)

771 I hope that turns around for ya Tim. Truly I do.
You seem to be one of the good guys.

Posted by: teej at December 09, 2016 06:05 AM (gJ3Vg)

772 Any reports of how Hildabeast's thank You Party at the Plaza, NYC went last night? It would have been fun to set up a "Refund Booth" in the corner of the room. I would think she got an ear full from her ... friends.

Posted by: Paladin at December 09, 2016 06:07 AM (PwuhK)

773 "I hope that turns around for ya Tim. Truly I do. "

Thanks Teej. It won't though. Permanent damage from strokes. I live with it.

I understand people being grumpy in the morning. I just can't share it though. That's why it's always "Good Morning" from me.

Cause it is.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 09, 2016 06:09 AM (d76uN)

774 The ardent supporters thanked the Democratic presidential nominee for
running for president, albeit unsuccessfully. The group of
20-something-year-olds cried as Clinton shook their hands.

They will probably never wash that hand again....saving forever the moment when they touched the hand of the great lady......

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2016 06:11 AM (mIgf1)

775 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 09, 2016 06:18 AM (u82oZ)

776 I think I'll head over to Media Matters, to see just how deep the moonbat shit has pied up.

Will report soon...

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2016 06:18 AM (oZEJt)

777 Well it's official again. Brexit is back on. The British Supreme Court derailed the derailment.

Getting any kind of viable exit plan in place is another story. If you think American Bureaucracy is mess, start looking into the land where it was perfected.

They are probably headed for what they call a "hard exit" no deals of any kind with any other EU States.

A totally blank slate.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 09, 2016 06:19 AM (d76uN)

778 I couldn't watch the whole video of the Genius Award winner.

The kid has nerves of steel.

Posted by: fluffy at December 09, 2016 06:19 AM (jw2Xw)

779 9 ℉. Going to be a cold start for work.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 09, 2016 06:19 AM (u82oZ)

780 Teej, saw 5 Vee's of geese near Tuttle yesterday, and thought of you. Lots of honking from those weapons of mass pooping.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 09, 2016 06:22 AM (u82oZ)

781 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 09, 2016 06:23 AM (KCxzN)

782 Can't say Baltimore isn't ahead of the curve, I'm sure other big blue cities will follow this example....

In its first official act Thursday, the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to condemn statements made by Donald J. Trump, days before the president-elect is expected to visit the city.
The resolution formally opposed Trump's "divisive and scapegoating rhetoric, rooted in hate and prejudice,"

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2016 06:24 AM (mIgf1)

783 Understood Tim.
My health, as far as I know, is pretty good aside from what would be considered minor things.
Life is however a couple of good hours this week, four or five good hours that week.
And I always know when those are going to happen and when it'll be over.

Posted by: teej at December 09, 2016 06:27 AM (gJ3Vg)

784 The pizzagate gunman was a regular listener to Alex Jones and infowars.

Much concernedly concern about Trumps' conflicts of interests.

Major Newspapers Fail To Grasp Severity Of Putting Andy Puzder In Charge Of Labor Department

*hmmm, didn't ace have some doubts too?*

Okay, thas all I can stand for one day.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2016 06:28 AM (oZEJt)

785 My first cup is usually left over in the thermos carafe, microwaved while I start the new pot. Baby it's cold outside. 14 here in central IL ... burning wood is nice, but turned on the electric heat this morning, till the fire gets back up to speed.

Is Hillary in prison yet? .... oh .. nope, she is still pushing out fake news to try to stay free with her donors. They're trying to kneecap the prosecutors by keeping the global cabal in attack mode. 1/20/2017 is the event horizon, perhaps.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 09, 2016 06:30 AM (pS/eA)

786 GnuBreed, thanks for taking one for the team. Do I need to set up a Decon station for you?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 09, 2016 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

787

N O O D

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 09, 2016 06:31 AM (mbhDw)

788 Cats try their best to enforce bedtime for their pets.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 09, 2016 06:31 AM (VdICR)

789 Morning all. Kirk Douglas turned 100 today.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 09, 2016 06:34 AM (mvElh)

790 Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2016 06:28 AM (oZEJt)

Predictable, like a story.

The gunman is an actor named "Edgar Maddison Welch" with an IMDB page. His daddy produced and wrote many many movies and did one called The Mill, which is son starred in. Oh the gunman ran over a 13 year old on 10/25/16, so there is that. And the day before the street cameras were turned off or away from Comet Ping Pong because the day before people reported it who were apparently watching who went in and out. Oh and the media witness is a Muslim immigration lawyer from MY who just happen to take a day trip that day with the wife and 3 kids to eat there for the first time. The gunman's dad is a deacon of 16 years who writes horror movies and teaches Sunday school. He won father of the year. He lived in Haiti for a while working for a Non Profit group that worked with abused and victimized children. Lots of work with the children.

Read James Alefaontis interview on NPR. It is completely scripted bukkshit where he plays the victim for posting pedophile suggestive pictures and says he could sue people for decimation but it's too much trouble so he calls for anonymity of the internet a the problem, like Obama in 2011 with his internet ID.

Nothing fishy about this production. The end goal seems to be self censorship. Enjoy your regularly scheduled manufactured news.

Posted by: Pepe, the media are lying actors at December 09, 2016 06:54 AM (jDqdz)

791 @770 Tim in Illinois


Jill is collecting cash and punishing state tax payers to fund her recount antics. It has nothing to do with "fairness." Of course, Detroit had massive voter fraud, as I ams sure Philidelphia has, but it was for Clinton.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at December 09, 2016 06:58 AM (940WI)

792 RA4-1983 (RA for the Raymond exchange in Jacksonville, FL). Indelibly embedded in my mind for most of my life. We had to memorize our full names, address and phone number in school. Probably second or third grade. The phone was a big, black thing with a rotary dial. Children were not allowed to look at, touch or speak on it. No answer machines. Usually, it rang until someone answered it. If dad was on the john we didn't touch it. It rang until he came out and grabbed it.

I still get paranoid about making long distance calls. Long distance was reserved for IMPORTANT business. Like someone in the family far away dying. When I got a long distance girl friend my mom made me pay for my long distance calls. We wrote lots of letters.

I worked for a pharmacist in the 60s. He got tired of running all over the house to answer the phone. He had 8 phones. One in every room (including the john). He would stop what was happening (including dinner), pick up the phone, write down the prescription on a pad that was always next to the phone, hang up and re-start life again.

Posted by: Larry Geiger at December 09, 2016 10:01 AM (QpgDv)

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