Sunday Overnight Open Thread (12/18/16)

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Although we are towards the end of the day. It isn't too late to celebrate answer the telephone like Buddy The Elf.


Since we have opened up the ONT with a Christmas movie theme/National Day. Let's find out what your state's favorite Christmas movie is.

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The internet and it's humble beginnings.

Back in the 1970s, David Newbury's dad, Paul, worked at Carnegie Mellon, one of the leading computer science schools in the country. This was in the very early years of the Internet, back when it was the secret and very small ARPANET, which had started in the late '60s, with just four locations. By 1973, it had expanded to a small handful of government labs, research universities, and private companies—but still so few that the entire network could be mapped on a single sheet of paper.


Web sites that have gone POOF and disappeared.


Then, the website disappeared. It had included everything from Vaughn’s work to copies of forgotten photos and court transcripts, all made public with the intention of showing a community still reeling from Columbine how events like this impacted them. Then it was gone. Vaughn says that one day, his work just vanished from the web. Fortunately, he had a back-up. But the question of what caused the website to disappear in the first place remains a mystery, and one can’t help but wonder: how many other websites have simply vanished over time?


You don't want the government in your bedroom? Fine. Tell the government to get out of the apple labeling biz.

In The Cider House Rules, John Irving's 1985 novel, the guidelines to which the book's title refers are a set of rules posted in the Maine cider house where much of the book's action takes place.

Please don't go up on the roof if you've been drinking—especially at night," reads one such rule. These rules, posted by management to govern the behavior of the workers in the cider house, are mostly ignored by those same workers, who live by their own set of rules.

If workers in a fictional cider house are subject to an array of sometimes-sensible rules they often ignore, real-world cider-house management is stuck having to comply with oftentimes-idiotic rules for which compliance is not optional.

I'm talking about government rules, of course. And these rules, you may be surprised to learn, can be complicated.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB), is housed within the Treasury Department and is charged with drafting and enforcing rules for hard cider. A 2016 TTB presentation, Cider Industry Federal Compliance Training, makes light of its complicated rules a handful of times, as here:

"How Does TTB Regulate Cider... Products?

...it's VERY complicated!"

It is! It is! Maddeningly so.


California

In a recent piece in the Washington Times, economist Stephen Moore presents an amazing statistic: “Of the 10 blue states that Hillary Clinton won by the largest percentage margins — California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Connecticut — every single one of them lost domestic migration (excluding immigration) over the last 10 years (2004-14)

So what are the characteristics of those Hillary-supporting states that are bleeding productive citizens? Here, Moore doesn’t mince words: “They are the loser states. They are all progressive. High tax rates. High welfare benefits. Heavy regulation. Environmental extremism. Super minimum wages. Most outlaw energy drilling. The whole left-wing playbook is on display in the Hillary states. And people are leaving in droves.”


Companionship the Japanese way. h/t via Twitter SabreMau


MATH TEST OK, no math test. How about a food test. Test your knowledge about breads.


Tonight's Musical Interlude


The thing about playing Christmas songs/carols, everyone has their favorite or something they dislike. Everyone is a judge. Long-Lost Christmas Drinking Song Discovered at Oxford. OK Morons, is it a good song?


Money talks and bullshit walks, especially if you're a gringo. Then you better have a boatload of money.

See, if your citizenship is American, you basically can’t get money in Cuba. I learned this the hard way over five nearly penniless days there. American Airlines and JetBlue were the first with regularly scheduled flights to the Communist nation, as the Wall Street Journal reported. More Americans will head there soon and undoubtedly more will make the same mistake I made. The good news: you can get by. The bad news: I’m not sure what you can do if you find you can’t [Update: There is a way to do it, which we have appended to the end].

Once an American is in Cuba, she cannot get her hands on any more cash than she has on her upon arrival, at least not without begging, borrowing, stealing or a foreign bank account. American credit cards work in very few places. ATMs don’t accept American debit cards. The country still runs on cash.


Fishermen's Check List

[x] Tackle Box
[x] Fishing Rod
[x] Fishing License
[x] Cooler of Beer Soft Drinks
[x] Bottle of Olive Oil

The ONT wonders if a pint of olive oil will knock down the 3'-4' rollers on Canadian Shield Lakes?


Are you gifted when it comes to science? Did it come naturally? Or did you get it with help from a teacher? High school students, soapy hands and a fiery propane bubble. Now that teacher deserves an award for making science class fun and exciting.


Right or wrong, marijuana is illegal in Montreal. What happens next is tonight's Genius Award Winner.


The ONT has a soft spot for children. Tonight is no different. The Feel Good Story of The Day


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by your local Basement Savers Volunteer Fire Department.

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Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. No shoes, no shirt, no pants, no service. Service animals excluded.

UPDATE

Top 10 commenters:
1 [462 comments] 'Insomniac' [64.87 posts/day]
2 [458 comments] 'garrett'
3 [440 comments] 'Christopher R Taylor'
4 [376 comments] 'rickb223'
5 [361 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
6 [358 comments] 'Steve and Cold Bear'
7 [338 comments] 'Deplorable Jay Guevara'
8 [318 comments] 'Soothsayer'
9 [312 comments] 'Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)'
10 [312 comments] 'bluebell'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [47 names] 'garrett' [6.60 unique names/day]
2 [47 names] 'Steve and Cold Bear'
3 [45 names] 'The Duke of Mish'
4 [35 names] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'
5 [33 names] 'Bertram Cabot, Jr.'
6 [33 names] 'garrett'
7 [31 names] 'Steve and Cold Bear'
8 [31 names] 'Adriane the O-furo Critic ...'
9 [31 names] 'a bunch of scared ants'
10 [30 names] 'Splunge'

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 foist?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 09:56 PM (kKHcp)

2 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 09:56 PM (IcT7t)

3 Turd?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 09:57 PM (kKHcp)

4 Made it to the ONT!

What stamina!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 09:57 PM (EnKk6)

5 Everyone seems to be you and me, Blanco

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 09:58 PM (kKHcp)

6 "Nightmare Before Christmas" must be an Aztec thing.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 09:58 PM (6FqZa)

7 MisHum, you make this a fine place to be. Thanks.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 09:58 PM (Cf0i2)

8 But but but but I thought Al Gore invented the Internet!!

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 09:59 PM (sBOL1)

9 veryone seems to be you and me, Blanco

MisHum built it, they will come.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 09:59 PM (IcT7t)

10 Reporting as ordered.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 10:00 PM (ucuR0)

11
Glad I'm among others who think Firemen are "cellar savers."

I'm sure they nice guys and swell people and all that, but "firefighting" today is mostly bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:00 PM (Am6Ij)

12 Oh, I done called em, they'll be here eventually.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 10:00 PM (kKHcp)

13 LOL @ Appalachia going with "Bad Santa". And WTF is up with "Elf" along the Lakes?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 10:01 PM (6FqZa)

14 Raiders in the playoffs, gotta admit I cried!!
I know it's not the Super Bowl, but 14 years, I'm feeling really Happy tonite, and I admit I cried a bit!!

Posted by: lousagirl at December 18, 2016 10:01 PM (9plvG)

15
btw, the difference between absorption and adsorption will be on the test

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:01 PM (Am6Ij)

16 Wait, is that Virtual Home Robot thing real?

It's like Krieger's holo-girlfriend!

Jeebus!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 10:01 PM (EnKk6)

17 Still not a fan of Santa Baby. But I do love the Josh Groban song.

And MisHum, I always like the map-related things you have. Don't know where you find them.

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 10:02 PM (sBOL1)

18 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:03 PM (EzgxV)

19 I don't see my favorite Xmas movie. I thought everyone loved it. I mean Die Hard, of course. Nothing makes the season Merry like seeing the expression on Hans Gruber's face when he starts to take the long fall.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 10:03 PM (ro5Th)

20 Cider regulations you say? Check out Federal market manipulations for Raisins.

National Raisin Reserve; the Feds will stop at nothing to preserve our strategic reserve of this precious resource. Without our strategic raisin reserve we wouldn't be able to have raisin toast with cinnamon.

Posted by: Willie Wonte at December 18, 2016 10:03 PM (T1JGI)

21 Love Elf, great Christmas movie!!

Posted by: lousagirl at December 18, 2016 10:04 PM (9plvG)

22
Jingle bells
Batman smells
Robin laid an egg!

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:04 PM (Am6Ij)

23 I know, Ruthless, I know. They must have screened Die Hard off the list before offering the choice.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 10:04 PM (6FqZa)

24 Speaking of movies, the trailers to the Christmas season movie releases are starting up. The one they ran tonight was for "Jackie" a feel good movie about Camelot. You know, lots of moving, tear-jerker, boo-hoo, Johnny we hardly knew ye, Kennedy crap. Seriously, morons and moronettes, if a 1/2 gallon of cheap vodka doesn't make you throw up this will.

At least with the Clinton's, even their supporters know that they're lying, money-grubbing cheats.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 10:05 PM (+lVUW)

25 Thanks for all the compliments Horde. Very much appreciated.

Bluebell, the maps? I just come across them in my relentless search for top notch ONT material.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 10:05 PM (voOPb)

26 Pack beat the stinkin' Bears (by the skin of their teeth).

If they had lost, I would have been pissed.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at December 18, 2016 10:05 PM (P8951)

27 That happens every year at the fire department turkey fry.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 10:06 PM (BO/km)

28 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:03 PM (EzgxV)
I'm happy to see you back.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 10:06 PM (Q5Ymk)

29 Our annual Elf viewing is upcoming. In Mrs IMG's Top 10 Christmas films.

Film? Why, yes. It is Cinema, after all.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 10:07 PM (di1hb)

30 Firefighters posing for a selfie? Get back to work, you %^#&@!

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 10:07 PM (sdi6R)

31 Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 10:03 PM (ro5Th)
That's my favorite Christmas movie.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 10:07 PM (Q5Ymk)

32 On cash in Cuba:

My brother and I had the same problem when we went to Angola in 2005. There were no ATMs you could use, unless you hand an account with an Agolan bank. Nobody took credit cards, either, with one exception: Our uncle told us that the highest-end hotel in Luanda would accept charge cards, but they had to swipe them the old mechanical way, and then the slips had to be sent on the next flight out to London to finish the processing. It was because of the level of corruption there that the global banking networks were not in place there.

Fortunately, my brother brought enough cash with him to tide us over until our uncle showed up.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:07 PM (GsAUU)

33
Who are the NFL coaches you are GLAD got fired?

Can be from any time.

I already know which NFL coach will be the most popular-hated...

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:07 PM (Am6Ij)

34
Merry Christmas, y'all.

Hillary Rodham Clinton will never be President of the USA.

And its time for another Super Bowl ring. Get ready, bitchez!

Posted by: Tom Brady at December 18, 2016 10:08 PM (Pby3z)

35 >>>Companionship the Japanese way.

The Japanese version of Pajama Boy.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2016 10:08 PM (R+30W)

36 Brock Osweiler earned his pay for the Texans, buffing the splinters off the bench at Reliant Stadium with his ass.

That *is* what they hired him for, right?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 10:09 PM (6FqZa)

37 I never understood Will Ferrell's appeal. He's dumb, not funny.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2016 10:09 PM (EZebt)

38 "The Japanese version of Pajama Boy."

Nah, dude in that commercial seems to have an actual job. Pajama Boys just sponge off their parents, don't they?

Posted by: mikeski at December 18, 2016 10:09 PM (lO+tS)

39 That is a great bunch of interesting content, MisHum!!! Thank you for bringing it!


(Now off to read and close some links before they make my browser crash)

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:09 PM (EzgxV)

40 Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2016 10:09 PM (EZebt)

Amen!! right up there with Jack Black & Ben Stiller for Me !

Posted by: Evilpens at December 18, 2016 10:11 PM (y3aQB)

41 This is my favorite Christmas song because it speaks to the humbleness of Christ's birth and it foreshadows his death.

Mahalia Jackson, Sweet Little Jesus Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5_w2XpG7DI

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 18, 2016 10:11 PM (kXoT0)

42 Howdy, Horde!

It's dang cold in Dallas.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 10:11 PM (nvMvs)

43 I've still never seen Home Alone all the way through.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:11 PM (GsAUU)

44 "Glad I'm among others who think Firemen are "cellar savers."

Our local volunteer fire department proudly claims never to have lost a chimney.

Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 10:11 PM (pxwEr)

45 that Gatebox shit is disturbing

Posted by: thathalfricanplayafromthehimalayas - be water my friend at December 18, 2016 10:11 PM (R5HRU)

46 Howza bout a well loved holiday song for the Die-Hard fans in your life?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTyw6cq86kY

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 10:12 PM (kKHcp)

47 Companionship the Japanese way. h/t via Twitter SabreMau

Shut up and take my money!

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (vBeA5)

48 Interesting how that map of early ARPNET locations roughly correspond to today's Silicon Valley and other high-tech hubs......

Posted by: JoeF. at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (8HGb7)

49 Heh. The final map of that "map of the internet" thing shows individual computers (DEC PDP-10's and -11's, mainly -- that were slightly less powerful than the IBM PC/AT).

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (EzgxV)

50 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by your local Basement Savers Volunteer Fire Department.

++++

Heh. They volunteered to rush out to a building on fire and stand in front of it to get their picture taken.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (R+30W)

51

Moore doesn’t mince words: “They are the loser states. They are all progressive. High tax rates. High welfare benefits. Heavy regulation. Environmental extremism. Super minimum wages. Most outlaw energy drilling. The whole left-wing playbook is on display in the Hillary states. And people are leaving in droves.”

They claim that they are the winners and the rest of us live off of their largesse.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (IqV8l)

52 Where's that Garrett clapping guy? It's your time to shine!

Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (IfLog)

53 Who are the NFL coaches you are GLAD got fired?

Every single fucking one except George Halas and Mike Ditka.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (Cf0i2)

54 Evening all.

It's been a strange year, and the past month or so just gets stranger. It's getting harder and harder to figure out who you can trust. That's two now this month who have betrayed my trust.

I'm whipped and off to bed. 'Night all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (Jcg9Q)

55 I coulda been #6 if I hadn't stopped to read the magical content!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 18, 2016 10:14 PM (wCEn4)

56 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12900

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 18, 2016 10:14 PM (vBeA5)

57 Logprof, in 2011-12 or so, the Talatona would take cards, as would a hotel in Lobito. Big oil boom post 2010, though I think you are right that lots of smaller places may not take them still.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 18, 2016 10:14 PM (/WPPJ)

58 When I was in high school, we had no flaming balls of soap to pass around... We passed around gonorrhea! And we were grateful!

Posted by: Zettai Ryōiki at December 18, 2016 10:14 PM (kP16F)

59 12 Posts of Christmas, 2016 (Day 6)

Can't wait for what's underneath the Christmas tree!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12812

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 18, 2016 10:14 PM (vBeA5)

60 First!

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 18, 2016 10:14 PM (ZLQuU)

61 my favorite Christmas movie is "The Twat that Saved Christmas" starring Keith Olbermann.

Posted by: Mallfly Cloggenstein from Rattleboro VT at December 18, 2016 10:15 PM (b7fwp)

62 Can we fire NFL owners? I nominate Dan Snyder.

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 10:17 PM (sBOL1)

63 40 Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2016 10:09 PM (EZebt)

Amen!! right up there with Jack Black & Ben Stiller for Me !
Posted by: Evilpens at December 18, 2016 10:11 PM (y3aQB)


Ben Stiller has his moments. "Zoolander" is funny. I can't think of any movie that Ferrell starred in that was funny.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 10:17 PM (+lVUW)

64 yeah, the Japanese guy clearly has a job, but you can bet it's one of those jobs that disappears every time there's another dot com crash. you know, Web Heuristics Impact Analyst.

Posted by: Mallfly Cloggenstein from Rattleboro VT at December 18, 2016 10:17 PM (b7fwp)

65 bluebell, I would nominate zombie Art Modell, and everyone who has owned the Browns after him.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at December 18, 2016 10:18 PM (FQKBL)

66 Let's find out what your state's favorite Christmas movie is.

If it's not Die Hard or The Grinch, I demand a recount.

Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 10:18 PM (TqmC9)

67 It's funny. Wake make jokes about Andy Reid's excessive time-outs but after I saw the highlights of today's game, I realized Coach Reid actually did it again: Succop's kick missed, but due to Reid trying to ice him he got to re-kick, successfully the second try to win the game.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:19 PM (GsAUU)

68 98% on that bread quiz

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 10:20 PM (U0lQa)

69 TD Buccaneers take the lead

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:21 PM (GsAUU)

70 Owning the Cleveland Browns this year seems a lot like owning a large suppurating hemorrhoid.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 10:21 PM (6FqZa)

71 Wasn't there some Christmas movie with Schwanzenpegger and Sinbad brawling over a toy?
There's your holiday spirit movie.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 10:21 PM (kKHcp)

72 watching a rerun of Chris Wallace from this morning, he made an interesting point: the idiot celebs in that idiot ad-of-a-sort are asking the electors to not vote for Trump because he's unqualified or a demagogue or something. Aren't they concerned about Russians hacking the election or cheesecake or something?

Hillary lost, ha ha.

Posted by: Mallfly Cloggenstein from Rattleboro VT at December 18, 2016 10:21 PM (b7fwp)

73 I'm kinda surprised the cops in Montreal reacted so strongly to those illegal cannibis dispensaries. They have a libertine approach to almost everything.

Except, of course, the English language.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2016 10:21 PM (EZebt)

74 Sad to say, my thought on the Gatebox was here's the ultimate no-cost divorce!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 18, 2016 10:23 PM (wCEn4)

75 BREAKING: Zsa Zsa Gabor dead at 99.

Mr. Haney has agreed to supply the casket and his Gold Level burial package for a very reasonable fee.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 18, 2016 10:23 PM (ZLQuU)

76 hey, remember when the Russians hacked Sarah Palin's email..?

Posted by: Mallfly Cloggenstein from Rattleboro VT at December 18, 2016 10:23 PM (b7fwp)

77 We still haven't forgiven Jerry Jones for firing Tom Landry and never will.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 10:24 PM (nvMvs)

78 Heh, I love the delicious irony that LeBron James produces a new game show called The Wall.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:24 PM (GsAUU)

79 78 Heh, I love the delicious irony that LeBron James produces a new game show called The Wall.
Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:24 PM (GsAUU)


Amy Schumer as an inanimate object?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 10:25 PM (voOPb)

80 America is wrong, wrong, wrong about Christmas movies.

The best one is A Christmas Story.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2016 10:26 PM (EZebt)

81 Okay, MisHum, I'm only going to sing this one more time:


Ooooooooh, if it's supposed to be a possessive,
It's just I-T-S
But if it's supposed to be a contraction,
Then it's I-T-APOSTROPHE-S
Scallywag!

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 18, 2016 10:26 PM (ar2KI)

82 re 75: wrong Gabor sister. Mr Haney might have supplied the anti-virus for Hillary's server, though

Posted by: Mallfly Cloggenstein from Rattleboro VT at December 18, 2016 10:26 PM (b7fwp)

83 72 watching a rerun of Chris Wallace from this morning, he made an interesting point: the idiot celebs in that idiot ad-of-a-sort are asking the electors to not vote for Trump because he's unqualified or a demagogue or something.

What these actors have decided is that our votes shouldn't count.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 10:26 PM (+lVUW)

84 TD Buccaneers take the lead
Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:21 PM (GsAUU)

WTF.
F'n Cowboys are making thing tougher on my team, they are. Here I am rooting for them against every fiber of my being, and they're falling behind at crunch time.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 10:27 PM (kKHcp)

85 What these actors have decided is that our votes shouldn't count.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 10:26 PM (+lVUW)


They never did... mwahaha!

Posted by: Your Betters at December 18, 2016 10:27 PM (vBeA5)

86 re 79: saw her Old Navy ad today. Could have just as well been an ad for Old Heavy.

Posted by: Mallfly Cloggenstein from Rattleboro VT at December 18, 2016 10:28 PM (b7fwp)

87 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by your local Volunteer Fire Department.

Kind of looks like an abandoned farm house in Petaluma. Fire departments out here like to practice on houses that are about to be demolished, if the location allows.

Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 10:28 PM (HwVbl)

88 The best one is A Christmas Story.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2016 10:26 PM (EZebt)

Fra gi le....It must be Italian.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 10:28 PM (kKHcp)

89 I was thinking that all the Dems' undermining of Trump's legitimacy goes hand in glove with Dems never looking in the mirror. "He didn't really win so we didn't really lose, so nothing needs explaining."

Frankly I hope they never figure it out.

But I also want the GOPe to look in the mirror and not like what they see. Swampy, need draining.

Posted by: Halfwise, Deplorable at December 18, 2016 10:29 PM (rB/gm)

90 They claim that they are the winners and the rest of us live off of their largesse.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (IqV8l)

In that case, they shouldn't mind if the federal funding for sanctuary cities gets cut off. They don't need it, right?

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at December 18, 2016 10:29 PM (P8951)

91 If you had any thought about missing Mooch...

https://i.sli.mg/nn7AaZ.jpg

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 18, 2016 10:29 PM (kXoT0)

92 75 BREAKING: Zsa Zsa Gabor dead at 99.

Mr. Haney has agreed to supply the casket and his Gold Level burial package for a very reasonable fee.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 18, 2016 10:23 PM (ZLQuU)


They can save money because she doesn't need a full-length casket.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 10:29 PM (nvMvs)

93 19 I don't see my favorite Xmas movie. I thought everyone loved it. I mean Die Hard, of course. Nothing makes the season Merry like seeing the expression on Hans Gruber's face when he starts to take the long fall.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 10:03 PM (ro5Th)


Story is, that's a setup. The director said, "ok, let's go -- drop on three -- one, two...." and the stuntman, who was in on the gag, let go of him before "....three."

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:30 PM (EzgxV)

94 The best one is A Christmas Story.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2016 10:26 PM (EZebt)


Also my favorite. There are so many really funny parts to it, as opposed to "Elf", which is just stupid.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 10:30 PM (+lVUW)

95 I suspect that the Dems' very last hope is that the electoral college fails to give Trump the necessary votes, and in the House the Dems can convince enough Repubs to instead give the White House to a more 'moderate' squish like Jeb.
If it happened that way, the Dems would get someone more to their liking than Trump and it would also mean the end of the Republican party.

Posted by: Mallfly Cloggenstein from Rattleboro VT at December 18, 2016 10:30 PM (b7fwp)

96 One must wonder if the Gatebox thing can display two anime babes, IYKWIMAITYD!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 18, 2016 10:31 PM (kP16F)

97 20 Cider regulations you say? Check out Federal market manipulations for Raisins.

National Raisin Reserve; the Feds will stop at nothing to preserve our strategic reserve of this precious resource. Without our strategic raisin reserve we wouldn't be able to have raisin toast with cinnamon.

Posted by: Willie Wonte at December 18, 2016 10:03 PM (T1JGI)


On the Alaska cruise I went on back September-ish, one of the people at our assigned dinner table was the wife of the guy who recently sued those schmoes and won.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:32 PM (EzgxV)

98 If you had any thought about missing Mooch...
https://i.sli.mg/nn7AaZ.jpg


There's a joke in there, but it would invite unwanted attention.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 10:32 PM (IcT7t)

99
I love the part when they say "you don't have to vote Hillary Clinton, just vote for anyone else other than Trump."

What a load of bullshit.

Then they suggest hey, vote for John Kasick instead!

Weird how the Left and the Fake News and the GOP establishment all love John Kasick. I wonder if it's because they know, like we do, he's a pushover squish unlike Donald Trump.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:32 PM (Am6Ij)

100 the idiot celebs in that idiot ad-of-a-sort are asking the electors to not vote for Trump because he's unqualified or a demagogue or something.

WE are allowed to hack the election. It's in the rules!

Posted by: Holly-Left at December 18, 2016 10:32 PM (HwVbl)

101 Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 10:30 PM (+lVUW)

I tend to feel A Christmas Story is overrated. Elf is ok.

Home Alone, Die Hard, Grinch -original cartoon- and A Nightmare Before Christmas are for me.

Posted by: thathalfricanplayafromthehimalayas - be water my friend at December 18, 2016 10:33 PM (R5HRU)

102 Mallfly @ 95 - They pull that shit and CW2 will probably go hot before the end of January.

Posted by: Butch at December 18, 2016 10:33 PM (hXu8T)

103 One must wonder if the Gatebox thing can display two anime babes, IYKWIMAITYD!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 18, 2016 10:31 PM (kP16F)


*smiles*

Posted by: :3 at December 18, 2016 10:34 PM (vBeA5)

104 Kind of looks like an abandoned farm house in Petaluma. Fire departments out here like to practice on houses that are about to be demolished, if the location allows.
Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 10:28 PM (HwVbl)

--Somebody put up a link about the story behind the Firestarter Girl meme photo. The occasion was one of these "practice fires" that attracted the neighborhood and the girl turned her head at smiles while her parents snapped a photo.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:34 PM (GsAUU)

105 94 The best one is A Christmas Story.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2016 10:26 PM (EZebt)


Also, I knew a few kids from that era who lost eyesight to bb guns and arrows, including a neighbor boy and a cousin. My dentist was working on my teeth and told me that he had taken a bb to one of his eyes.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

106 So that Gatebox commercial has me thinking of Kreiger from Archer. All it needs is a van with a Rush mural.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 18, 2016 10:34 PM (6n332)

107 The Maine newspaper Rumford Meteor has a running gag about local fire departments "save the basement strategy". The paper should be given a honorary Moron membership for what they publish.

Posted by: Octiparan at December 18, 2016 10:34 PM (b9JGJ)

108 28 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:03 PM (EzgxV)
I'm happy to see you back.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 10:06 PM (Q5Ymk)



Why, thank you -- I am happy to be back.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:34 PM (EzgxV)

109 A Christmas Story?

I would have guessed that Utah would go with something Disney.

Posted by: Al Bundy #FreeAldonSmith at December 18, 2016 10:34 PM (3GTCT)

110 Posted by: pookysgirl at December 18, 2016 10:26 PM (ar2KI)


Spelling, its a bitch aint it?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 10:35 PM (voOPb)

111 Lethal Weapon is not included in that list of Christmas movies?

Posted by: Butch at December 18, 2016 10:35 PM (hXu8T)

112
SNL had two terrible anti-Trump skits yesterday. Very unfunny, and very ignorant.

SNL is DNC talking points with a laugh track. That's all it is.

btw, Trump got almost 900K more votes in Ohio than John Kasick did in 2014.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:36 PM (Am6Ij)

113 >>>7 Disappearing Websites and Weird Technological Mysteries

I think you could find more than that just perusing the "Bloggers in Arms" on the sidebar. Maybe "Witty Sex Kitten" outsmarted us all.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2016 10:37 PM (R+30W)

114 Only Hollywood Actors votes should count!

Posted by: The Clitoral College at December 18, 2016 10:38 PM (bqN/x)

115 Oh no. The Wall of Shame is back.

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 10:38 PM (sBOL1)

116 Mr. Haney has agreed to supply the casket and his Gold Level burial package for a very reasonable fee.

Posted by: Cicero
...............
That was her sister Ava.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2016 10:38 PM (UpGcq)

117 104 Kind of looks like an abandoned farm house in Petaluma. Fire departments out here like to practice on houses that are about to be demolished, if the location allows.
Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 10:28 PM (HwVbl)


That was my thought as well. Texas A&M has a large firefighter training facility with all sorts of houses and buildings that can be burned as often as needed. Some parts are consumed with each burn and they just rebuild those parts with plywood between burns.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 10:38 PM (nvMvs)

118
another Ohio factoid:

Ohio had 21 electoral votes in 2000.
Then 20 in 2004 and 2008.

After the 2010 census, Ohio's electoral votes were reduced down to 18.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:39 PM (Am6Ij)

119 Why, thank you -- I am happy to be back.
---

hey, click on this link!


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 10:39 PM (JKi7U)

120 Ooops.. Eva Gabor.. not Ava..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2016 10:39 PM (UpGcq)

121 Mallfly @ 95 - They pull that shit and CW2 will probably go hot before the end of January.
Posted by: Butch at December 18, 2016 10:33 PM (hXu8T)

I don't know about CW2, but I'd hate to be a government functionary of any sort at any level if that happened.

It would mark the end of an era, maybe permanently.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 10:39 PM (kKHcp)

122
Guess who's gonna be president for 2020 Census?

That's right. President Donald J. Trump.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:39 PM (Am6Ij)

123 77 We still haven't forgiven Jerry Jones for firing Tom Landry and never will.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 10:24 PM (nvMvs)


This x 1000.

Not just the firing, but how it was done. Landy found out he'd been fired when a reported called him and asked for his reaction.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 18, 2016 10:39 PM (80HyY)

124 Fortunately, my brother brought enough cash with him to tide us over until our uncle showed up.
Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:07

Just curious, why were you all in Angola in 1975? If you feel inclined to share that is.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2016 10:40 PM (o/90i)

125 98 If you had any thought about missing Mooch...
https://i.sli.mg/nn7AaZ.jpg

There's a joke in there, but it would invite unwanted attention.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 10:32 PM (IcT7t)


I think I may have thought of the same joke.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 10:40 PM (sdi6R)

126 I think I may have thought of the same joke.

You're probably on target.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 10:41 PM (IcT7t)

127 The christmas movie here at casa de Randall is "Meet Me in St. Louis" per the wife.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 18, 2016 10:42 PM (6n332)

128 I wish I had a Gatebox.

Posted by: Darrell at December 18, 2016 10:42 PM (aTEVI)

129 I've watched a portion of British television program Ripper Street on Netflix. There's a character on the show who looks just like that old boxer. This character, in fact, boxes as an undercover copper.

The show is too grim for me by the way.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 18, 2016 10:43 PM (s7hQ/)

130
I am happy to be back.

You being ejected was a load of bullshit anyway. Never shoulda happened.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:43 PM (Am6Ij)

131 Cowboys retake the lead.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:43 PM (GsAUU)

132 No love for White Christmas?

Come on that movie is the best

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 18, 2016 10:44 PM (BS8yt)

133 I'm multi orgasmic and a squiter. Hit me up in the hiking trails of Chappaqua for a good time.

Posted by: Hillary! at December 18, 2016 10:44 PM (Wztg5)

134
Make AoS Great Again

We did in 2016.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:44 PM (Am6Ij)

135 Spelling, its a bitch aint it?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 10:35 PM (voOPb)

++++

Ignoring the "its" (for now), but isn't "aint" supposed to have an apostrophe?



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2016 10:45 PM (R+30W)

136
Just curious, why were you all in Angola in 1975? If you feel inclined to share that is.
Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2016 10:40 PM (o/90i)

--I was there in 2005. Our uncle was marrying an Angolan, and my brother and I were the only other members of our family adventurous enough to take the trip there.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:45 PM (GsAUU)

137 Companionship the Japanese way.

I have seen the future...

...and it is lonely.

Posted by: mindful webworker - reality-based at December 18, 2016 10:45 PM (5a8XA)

138 Oh no. The Wall of Shame is back.

Posted by: bluebell
---------------------

And... I'm not on it.

Bwahahahahaha.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 10:46 PM (ZO497)

139
Angolans make the nice blankets and sweaters, yes?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:46 PM (Am6Ij)

140 111 Lethal Weapon is not included in that list of Christmas movies?
Posted by: Butch at December 18, 2016 10:35 PM (hXu8T)

-----------

Lethal Weapon 2?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 18, 2016 10:46 PM (BS8yt)

141
The cashmere critter is native to Angola, yes?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:47 PM (Am6Ij)

142 -original cartoon-

Definitely. The Jim Carrey version was incredibly irritating.

Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 10:47 PM (HwVbl)

143 104
--Somebody put up a link about the story behind the Firestarter Girl meme photo. The occasion was one of these "practice fires" that attracted the neighborhood and the girl turned her head at smiles while her parents snapped a photo.
Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:34 PM (GsAUU)


I think that was me, a couple weeks ago. Pretty cool story.

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/07/116732/who-is-disaster-girl-meme

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 10:48 PM (sdi6R)

144 130
I am happy to be back.

You being ejected was a load of bullshit anyway. Never shoulda happened.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:43 PM (Am6Ij)


Nope. Amply deserved it.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:48 PM (EzgxV)

145 Any stock market savants in here?

I am flummoxed.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 10:48 PM (smD62)

146
Now I have a machine gun

Ho Ho Ho

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at December 18, 2016 10:49 PM (BK3ZS)

147

It Happened on Fifth Avenue

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039502

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 10:49 PM (IqV8l)

148 Any stock market savants in here?

I am flummoxed.
Posted by: TickledPink
---------------

Buy low, sell high.
That's it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 10:49 PM (ZO497)

149 I like Miracle on 34th Street. Only saw for the first time a few years ago.

Posted by: Infidel at December 18, 2016 10:50 PM (a62hT)

150
Amply deserved it.

I get it.
People are watching.
/wink

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:50 PM (Am6Ij)

151 OMG, you did!!!!


You resurrected the Wall of Shame!



MisHum, you BOSS, you!!!!! Thank you!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:50 PM (EzgxV)

152 In the Hillary household, our idea of a White Christmas involves punch bowls full of cocaine in every room, children in the hot tub and heated swimming pool for entertainment, and magik circles.

Posted by: Hillary! at December 18, 2016 10:50 PM (Wztg5)

153 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 10:46 PM (ZO497)

Maetenloch had emailed it to me prior to the ONT being posted and I had neglected to check my email. Hence, the UPDATE

Congrats Mr. Hammer
Bluebell tsk, tsk, tsk

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 10:50 PM (voOPb)

154
98 If you had any thought about missing Mooch...
https://i.sli.mg/nn7AaZ.jpg

There's a joke in there, but it would invite unwanted attention.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 10:32 PM (IcT7t)


Dig up and remove Mooch's garden.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at December 18, 2016 10:52 PM (BK3ZS)

155 I have seen the future...

...and it is lonely.


That kid in the commercial won't be able to make the switch to a human- were pajama boys to suddenly come into demand.

Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 10:52 PM (ZIFyZ)

156 Some of the smaller towns around here, have volunteer fire dept.'s and all they do is make sure it doesn't spread and wait till it burns itself out. So hope you got your insurance updated.

Posted by: morigu at December 18, 2016 10:52 PM (gU+/s)

157 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810544194695626752

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810544270302212096

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810544358344839168

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810544437935951872

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810544518458118144

Posted by: kbdabear at December 18, 2016 10:52 PM (Ya7zs)

158 The Wall of Shame is back? I thought that guy who used to do the ONTs took it with him, out of spite for being fired!

I haven't just somehow been missing it on Sunday nights, have I? Surely not.

And, yay! I'm not on it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - shhh! at December 18, 2016 10:52 PM (5a8XA)

159 91 If you had any thought about missing Mooch...

https://i.sli.mg/nn7AaZ.jpg
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 18, 2016 10:29 PM (kXoT0)

2 mil and change for 13 or so staff, and 1.3 billion for family vacations paid for by the taxpayer??

I think I understand why she thinks going forward is less hopeful now.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at December 18, 2016 10:52 PM (VnCI9)

160 Hey everybody, I'm back.

Love the volunteer fire fighter photo. "Uh guys, my house? Still on fire guys! Guys?? Guys??!?""

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 10:52 PM (u8kLQ)

161 Fumble by Cowboys.

Bucs ball.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:53 PM (GsAUU)

162 so japan is taking sex advice from krieger? hopefully they get to making working versions of cheryl, lana, whats her name the kgb cyborg, soon.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 10:53 PM (cPsPa)

163 @148

Oh, THAT'S the secret? I had no idea!

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 10:53 PM (smD62)

164 115 Oh no. The Wall of Shame is back.

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 10:38 PM (sBOL1)

Yep. And I'm at the top. I am become shame.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 10:53 PM (0mRoj)

165 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810544742010421248

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810544835069407232

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810544926589067268

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810545013566349312

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/810545092868055040

Posted by: kbdabear at December 18, 2016 10:53 PM (Ya7zs)

166 Boy o boy there is a metric fuck ton of outa state plates in ID right now.

Say a Suburban with FL plates at the ski hill today

Posted by: Origional Jake at December 18, 2016 10:54 PM (jrFgU)

167 Kind of reminds me of those old candy ads:

"Not now, I'm in the middle of a Rothchilds!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD3edrGj85o

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 10:54 PM (u8kLQ)

168 my favorite Christmas movie is anything with Kay Parker staring in it...



Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 10:54 PM (JKi7U)

169 I kind of would like to share a pic of my library...

...but at this stage, it's far more CDs, Blurays and DVDs than books.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 10:55 PM (u8kLQ)

170 It Happened on Fifth Avenue


That's a good one too.

Posted by: Infidel at December 18, 2016 10:56 PM (a62hT)

171 And bluebell!! You made it to the top ten!!! That's awesome!!

Make the top ten is a bucket list of mine. One of these days...

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at December 18, 2016 10:56 PM (VnCI9)

172 is garrett socking himself?

why is he on the list 2x?

Posted by: Origional Jake at December 18, 2016 10:57 PM (jrFgU)

173 qdpsteve, have you considered a tripod, or at least leaning the camera hand against something to cut down on the blurayness?

. . . um, never mind.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 10:57 PM (wZCfc)

174
trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

!!

Posted by: Origional Jake at December 18, 2016 10:57 PM (jrFgU)

175 Does Santa Claus Conquers the Martians count as a Christmas movie?

Posted by: morigu at December 18, 2016 10:58 PM (gU+/s)

176 150
Amply deserved it.

I get it.
People are watching.
/wink

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:50 PM (Am6Ij)


A big reason I was out for so long was because I was so pissed at myself for what I had stupidly done that I couldn't begin to argue that letting my dumbass comment here could be seen....in a dim light....through sunglasses....to possibly be a good idea.


That didn't depend on who might be watching now.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 10:58 PM (EzgxV)

177 Kindltot, uh... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 10:58 PM (u8kLQ)

178 "Uh guys, my house? Still on fire guys! Guys?? Guys??!?""

Citizen, think of the snail darter! There are drought restrictions for a reason...

Posted by: FUFD at December 18, 2016 10:58 PM (29QcC)

179 Housecat Marlowe wants another log on the fire, so I've added two and poured a double slivo to fight the chill.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 10:59 PM (ucuR0)

180 The Gatebox ad was heartbreaking. I should get one. Nobody else is there to be excited to see me when I get home. It would be better than nothing.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 10:59 PM (0mRoj)

181 Season 1 of Stranger Things took place over Christmas 1983.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:59 PM (GsAUU)

182 In an article titled, "Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me," Ruth Everhart explains that especially in the Advent lead-up to Christmas, Mary becomes a problem for many Christians because of her pristine purity.

Mary "set an impossibly high bar," Everhart writes. "Now the rest of us are stuck trying to be both a virgin and a mother at the same time."

Posted by: SMOD at December 18, 2016 11:00 PM (e8kgV)

183
A big reason I was out for so long was because I was so pissed at myself for what I had stupidly done that I couldn't begin to argue that letting my dumbass comment here could be seen....in a dim light....through sunglasses....to possibly be a good idea.

Yeah, okay.
So let me give you some sound advice, my friend:

Never ever argue with Ace about carbohydrates.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:00 PM (Am6Ij)

184 I just want to say: Thank you, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, for renewing an evergreen AoSHQ meme today.

Posted by: filbert at December 18, 2016 11:01 PM (s5o+q)

185 2 mil and change for 13 or so staff, and 1.3 billion for family vacations paid for by the taxpayer??

I think I understand why she thinks going forward is less hopeful now.
Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at December 18, 2016 10:52 PM (VnCI9)


I'm guessing a lot of very rich liberals will step up to the plate and pay for their chartered jets, servants, vacations, and so on. They'll do it to show they aren't raycisss. Why throw your money away on starving children when you can subsidize a rich life-style for people like this.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:02 PM (+lVUW)

186 Oh, NOW I get Kindltot's message.

Got a tripod, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 11:02 PM (u8kLQ)

187 169 I kind of would like to share a pic of my library...

...but at this stage, it's far more CDs, Blurays and DVDs than books.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 10:55 PM (u8kLQ)

For me, it's digital files on a hard drive and a backup copy.
G'evening, everyone.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:02 PM (rJUlF)

188 UPDATE: Since posting this story, the Observer has learned that Americans can have contacts at home send funds via Western Union care of the US Embassy in Cuba.

++++

A stranger in a strange land, trouble getting access to funds... My first stop would have been the US embassy. If anyone would have info to help me out, I would hope it would be them.

But, I don't have a journalism degree, so maybe my thinking is off. Or, maybe an immediate solution to the problem wasn't what he was looking for. Story works better if the problem stretches out for a week, if you don't mind looking like an idiot.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2016 11:03 PM (R+30W)

189 This happens with all my puns. Either I am far too advanced, or so far around the bend no-one wants to keep up.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 11:03 PM (wZCfc)

190 Weird stuff in that disappearing websites link. Dr. Plague? That's very creepy. And then there are links to even more, weirder mysterious sites.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:03 PM (7qAYi)

191 Sherry McEvil: If you had any thought about missing Mooch...

Oh, man! Talk about not recognizing those words in that order!!

But, meh, two million here, two million there, pretty soon you're talking about the Obama's petty cash fund (citizen-supplied).

Posted by: mindful webworker - Mmmmmmmmmmelania! at December 18, 2016 11:04 PM (5a8XA)

192 Elf is most pop Christmas flick in Oklahoma??

Never seen it. Milady's never seen it. Nobody I know has ever seen it.

Well, not like I know anybody, but, yeah.

Posted by: mindful webworker hiself at December 18, 2016 11:05 PM (5a8XA)

193 184 I just want to say: Thank you, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, for renewing an evergreen AoSHQ meme today.
Posted by: filbert at December 18, 2016 11:01 PM (s5o+q)

--Ugh, that was terrible.

At least Reid hasn't iced his own kicker, though.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 11:05 PM (GsAUU)

194 180. Insomniac, you need a cat or a dog. Maybe more than one, amd maybe more than one of each. It's not good to live alone.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 11:05 PM (ucuR0)

195 logprof, Christmas 1983?

One of the first Christmases that I have more or less pretty vivid memories of. I got my Technics SL-B200 turntable that year, I was obsessed with a girl in my video occupations class who hated my guts, and my relationship with my constantly-more-emotionally-distant father was deteriorating *badly.* (Of course the whole family found out the following summer, he was cheating on my mom.)

But I got through it. My first two LPs were Abba: The Singles: The First 10 Years (2-LP set), and the then-new Genesis album, simply titled Genesis. And with my Christmas money, I bought a copy of the J. Geils Band's Freeze Frame LP. I listened to all three of them obsessively to try and get through everything that was going on.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 11:05 PM (u8kLQ)

196 Looks like "Elf" is the most popular Christmas movie in Pennsylvania. I've never seen it.

My favorites are the Alastair Sim version of "A Christmas Carol", "It's A Wonderful Life", and "A Christmas Story".

As for TV, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" are still the gold standards after 50 years. They will never be topped.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 11:05 PM (sdi6R)

197 91 If you had any thought about missing Mooch...

https://i.sli.mg/nn7AaZ.jpg

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 18, 2016 10:29 PM (kXoT0)

++++

Is she missing? *asks hopefully*

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2016 11:06 PM (R+30W)

198 Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:03 PM (7qAYi)

Yeah I stopped after I got to the Plague thing

Posted by: thathalfricanplayafromthehimalayas - be water my friend at December 18, 2016 11:06 PM (R5HRU)

199 The Japanese video with the animated synthetic "housemate" is kinda creepy (he wrote to his pretend Internet friends).

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at December 18, 2016 11:06 PM (g1iKq)

200 I believe that The Wall of Shame really contributes to our sense of community, here at AoSHQ. And, by "community", I mean "lack of a real-world social life".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:06 PM (EzgxV)

201 A stranger in a strange land, trouble getting access to funds... My first stop would have been the US embassy. If anyone would have info to help me out, I would hope it would be them.

But, I don't have a journalism degree, so maybe my thinking is off. Or, maybe an immediate solution to the problem wasn't what he was looking for. Story works better if the problem stretches out for a week, if you don't mind looking like an idiot.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2016 11:03 PM (R+30W)

That's actually an unusual step for the Embassy-in most places the consulate will allow your family to wire a small amount to the embassy to tide you over so that you can leave asap. The problem is the embassy becoming a banking institution for so many people, and it's really not staffed for that. That also creates the problem of accountability for all of that money, and cripes, with the consulates I've worked at, no freaking way would I want that responsibility.

American Express used to serve that purpose, so many years ago. Banking, wire transfer, receiving mail and phone calls...gosh, that really shows my age, doesn't it?

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at December 18, 2016 11:07 PM (VnCI9)

202
I have two backup external drives for my stuff. Two.

If you've ever had a hard drive failure, you'd know the horror of losing, literally, everything.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:07 PM (Am6Ij)

203 149 I like Miracle on 34th Street. Only saw for the first time a few years ago.
Posted by: Infidel at December 18, 2016 10:50 PM (a62hT)

I do too. I like that the little girl's dream was a nice house in the suburbs - the same dream of many servicemen returning from the war at that time.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at December 18, 2016 11:07 PM (P8951)

204 Okay, so here is my issue.

I own stocks, through one of those online deals where you spend x number of dollars each month on a stock. $25 on UPS, $15 on Samsung, whatever...

Somewhere along the way...I have one stock that I am WAY up on...and 6 stocks that I am WAY down on. Everytime I check the forecasts for those stocks, they say Buy or Hold, so I hold...but they don't seem to go up. Or some go up, but I am not making my money back.

When I say I'm down...it's like 70-85% down. I don't know what I did wrong or how to right the ship at this point.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:07 PM (smD62)

205 i would have thought Mooch's makeup artist would be Earl Scheib?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 11:08 PM (JKi7U)

206
If you had any thought about missing Mooch...

https://i.sli.mg/nn7AaZ.jpg

Posted by: Sherry McEvil


Without all of those "assistants" she will surely be without hope.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 11:08 PM (IqV8l)

207 Captain Whitebread, so you don't need to break out the wide-angle lens then. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 11:08 PM (u8kLQ)

208 That Japanese guy is gonna look funny humpin that little black box

Posted by: The Jackhole at December 18, 2016 11:08 PM (dULJN)

209 cthulhu is back. It's a Christmas miracle.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:08 PM (+lVUW)

210 148 Any stock market savants in here?

I am flummoxed.
Posted by: TickledPink


Like Mike Hammer said, buy low, sell high. Also, don't fall in love with your stock picks. Determine the percentage loss you can handle for each position and have an exit strategy

I mostly deal with options and futures. I always have a one-third out exit strategy and a full out exit strategy. The one-third exit is usually the point where I lock in some gains. The full out exit is where I can make a good return.

I can adjust most positions if they go bad but I usually don't chase good money with bad and try to cut any losses. The same strategy holds for equities and funds (usually ETFs).

I also hedge long stock positions with various instruments, like protective puts, Trailing Stop Loss orders, or something a bit more complicated. I don't care about taking on a lot of risk in hopes of striking it big but I hate losing money.

There are lots of good books and other resources on making decent returns while minimizing risk.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 11:08 PM (nvMvs)

211 I'd program the Gatebox strumpet to address me as "Monster Meat"... Ohay#x14d, Monster Meat! Oyasumi nasai, Monster Meat!

I doubt the lovely and long-suffering Mrs Ryoiki would put with that for long, though...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 18, 2016 11:08 PM (kP16F)

212 "A Christmas Carol" 1938 version.
http://tinyurl.com/hds26lg
A favorite from childhood I re-watch every year.

Posted by: geoffb5 at December 18, 2016 11:10 PM (d3wbb)

213 Eartha Kitt: Orson Welles wanted to hit that ass like a snowglobe.

I made that joke a few days ago. Don't worry, I only repeat them twice. I've got a lot of smart internet hangouts, but none other that I can expect to get my eclectic and dirty sense of humor.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2016 11:10 PM (VdICR)

214 @210....

Haha, you lost me after the first paragraph.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:10 PM (smD62)

215 I'd program the Gatebox strumpet to address me as "Monster Meat"... Ohay#x14d, Monster Meat! Oyasumi nasai, Monster Meat!
I doubt the lovely and long-suffering Mrs Ryoiki would put with that for long, though...


If you're eaten by a Grue, it could prove prophetic.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 11:11 PM (IcT7t)

216 Any stock market savants in here?

I am flummoxed.
Posted by: TickledPink




well, you have to have a plan to begin with, for your overall portfolio and individual stocks. are you a buy and hold type or a trader?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:11 PM (cPsPa)

217 TickledPink, hi.

My advice? Go ahead and dump the stocks that aren't performing, and talk to people you trust about where else to invest the money. As I've read, it's similar to poker; just like you can have two aces in hold'em and *still lose,* you can be holding stocks with great past performances and still lose money.

Stocks are instruments there to serve *you.* Don't fall in love.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 11:11 PM (u8kLQ)

218 I saw the bald captain from Star Trek do "A Christmas Carol" live on Broadway on a visit, years ago. It was pretty great. Solo performance, he did all the voices. The guy has talent, and enough charisma to carry it off.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:12 PM (iMxBJ)

219 210
I mostly deal with options and futures. I always have a one-third out exit strategy and a full out exit strategy. The one-third exit is usually the point where I lock in some gains. The full out exit is where I can make a good return.

I can adjust most positions if they go bad but I usually don't chase good money with bad and try to cut any losses. The same strategy holds for equities and funds (usually ETFs).

I also hedge long stock positions with various instruments, like protective puts, Trailing Stop Loss orders, or something a bit more complicated. I don't care about taking on a lot of risk in hopes of striking it big but I hate losing money.

There are lots of good books and other resources on making decent returns while minimizing risk.
Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 11:08 PM (nvMvs)




I have a savings account.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 11:12 PM (sdi6R)

220 Somewhere along the way...I have one stock that I am WAY up on...and 6 stocks that I am WAY down on. Everytime I check the forecasts for those stocks, they say Buy or Hold, so I hold...but they don't seem to go up. Or some go up, but I am not making my money back.

When I say I'm down...it's like 70-85% down. I don't know what I did wrong or how to right the ship at this point.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:07 PM (smD62)




well who are the buy and hold ratings from? are they from firms that have ibanking operations. firms with ibanking operations almost never put a sell on a stock, hold is the worst they really ever do.

which stocks?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:13 PM (cPsPa)

221 TickledPink, chasing individual stocks is very dangerous. Invest in a broad based low cost mutual fund. Vanguard is a good investment house. I suggest reading " A Random Walk Down Wall Street" and "The Bogleheads Guide to Investing"

Posted by: The Jackhole at December 18, 2016 11:13 PM (dULJN)

222 I can recommend an investment that will rise massively, as soon as I log into Twitter.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at December 18, 2016 11:13 PM (iMxBJ)

223 204 Okay, so here is my issue.

I own stocks, through one of those online deals where you spend x number of dollars each month on a stock. $25 on UPS, $15 on Samsung, whatever...

Somewhere along the way...I have one stock that I am WAY up on...and 6 stocks that I am WAY down on. Everytime I check the forecasts for those stocks, they say Buy or Hold, so I hold...but they don't seem to go up. Or some go up, but I am not making my money back.

When I say I'm down...it's like 70-85% down. I don't know what I did wrong or how to right the ship at this point.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:07 PM (smD62)



I'm sorry.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:14 PM (EzgxV)

224 I saw the bald captain from Star Trek do "A Christmas Carol" live on Broadway on a visit, years ago. It was pretty great. Solo performance, he did all the voices. The guy has talent, and enough charisma to carry it off.
Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:12 PM (iMxBJ)




troi was a captain?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:14 PM (cPsPa)

225 I guess they don't make travelers checks anymore?

Posted by: Infidel at December 18, 2016 11:14 PM (a62hT)

226 Buy Enron.

Posted by: Pee Wee Krugman at December 18, 2016 11:14 PM (IqV8l)

227 cthulhu is back. It's a Christmas miracle.

Squidmas miracle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMJU0ybGV54

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 11:14 PM (6FqZa)

228 I've never seen Scrooged either.

Is that any good?

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 11:14 PM (GsAUU)

229 211. Heh. First time I brought bigos to dinner with the angel-clan, one of her sisters said. 'Wah! Too much meat!' I snickered and got as far as 'if i had a nickel for every time' before my angel kicked me under the table.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 11:14 PM (ucuR0)

230 Is she missing? *asks hopefully*

Michelle has been kidnapped. We are currently negotiating what their price is to keep her.

Posted by: Barak Obama at December 18, 2016 11:15 PM (bqN/x)

231 That's actually an unusual step for the Embassy-in most places the consulate will allow your family to wire a small amount to the embassy to tide you over so that you can leave asap. The problem is the embassy becoming a banking institution for so many people, and it's really not staffed for that. That also creates the problem of accountability for all of that money, and cripes, with the consulates I've worked at, no freaking way would I want that responsibility.

American Express used to serve that purpose, so many years ago. Banking, wire transfer, receiving mail and phone calls...gosh, that really shows my age, doesn't it?

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at December 18, 2016 11:07 PM (VnCI9)

++++

Well, even if they themselves aren't the solution to my problem, I would hope they know how things work in the country they are in. That they would be knowledgeable about what my options are, even if they sent me someplace else to get what I needed. The guy's biggest problem was his lack of knowledge and he didn't do much while he was there to get that knowledge other than just asking people he ran into.

Gave him something to write about, though.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 18, 2016 11:15 PM (R+30W)

232 I want to invest in a Vanguard S&P, but also in a few individual stocks.

I probably shouldn't say this, but I admit NVDA looks really good to me. They seem to be on the ground floor of a lot of the stuff that should be especially huge in the future, such as the Internet of Things and car automation.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 11:16 PM (u8kLQ)

233 228. Really good. Bill Murray is just hilarious.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 11:16 PM (ucuR0)

234 >> Mr. Haney has agreed to supply the casket and his
>> Gold Level burial package for a very reasonable fee.

Zsaba Zsaba Gaborba.

Posted by: JEM at December 18, 2016 11:16 PM (TppKb)

235 It's not just that they aren't performing, though.

For example...one stock I have is up 105% in the last 5 years.

Yet, for some reason, I am down 75% on it. I have invested $150 in it, and it's only worth like $35.

I just don't get it.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:17 PM (smD62)

236 Scrooged wasn't all that great. But much of that can be blamed on the source material. Dickens doesn't do subtle.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 11:17 PM (6FqZa)

237
I have a savings account.

heh

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:17 PM (Am6Ij)

238 Yet, for some reason, I am down 75% on it. I have invested $150 in it, and it's only worth like $35.

I just don't get it.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:17 PM (smD62)



how much do you have invested in total in this thing?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:18 PM (cPsPa)

239 235 It's not just that they aren't performing, though.
For example...one stock I have is up 105% in the last 5 years.
Yet, for some reason, I am down 75% on it. I have invested $150 in it, and it's only worth like $35.
I just don't get it.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:17 PM (smD62)


You just have to time the market. Just because no human being has ever been able to do that consistently, doesn't mean you can't be the first.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:18 PM (iMxBJ)

240 209 cthulhu is back. It's a Christmas miracle.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:08 PM (+lVUW)



Actually, like so very many things in the real world.....it was more like a clusterfark. Thanks to the mercy of Ace and how he runs this beacon of light, however....yeah, I'm back.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:18 PM (EzgxV)

241 Posted by: TickledPink,
I invest in mutual funds. They provide diversity. I read up on mutual funds, the different types, made a short list, then went to Morningstar to pick out a couple to invest in.
Right now I have some inheritance money that I want to put into an index fund, but I'm holding off to see if the market dips. It's incredibly high right now, and I'd hate to buy high, then have it dive. The lawyer who handled my dad's estate said that he thinks the market might go down after the first of the year.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:18 PM (+lVUW)

242 That was her sister Ava.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2016 10:38

Of Green Acres fame. Just reminded me of a long forgotten fact.

When I moved up here to farm the family farm I also bartended part time in a nice local restaurant. They nicknamed me Hank Kimball at the restaurant as I was a farmer.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2016 11:18 PM (o/90i)

243 How much would your loss be if you sold the dingers?

Posted by: Origional Jake at December 18, 2016 11:19 PM (jrFgU)

244 Well shit, Cowboys win.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 11:19 PM (GsAUU)

245 241 Right now I have some inheritance money that I want to put into an index fund, but I'm holding off to see if the market dips. It's incredibly high right now, and I'd hate to buy high, then have it dive. The lawyer who handled my dad's estate said that he thinks the market might go down after the first of the year.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:18 PM (+lVUW)


Interest rates are rising, and slated to keep rising, after 8 years of being near-zero. It would be very normal for the market to drop.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:20 PM (iMxBJ)

246 Younger daughter says she read "somewhere" that, in the interview with Okra, Moochelle described Barky as a parent and the American people as his hurting children.

I hope that is a silly rumor --- but I fear that it is not.
*sigh*


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 18, 2016 11:20 PM (Nox3c)

247
Posted by: Origional Jake

Are you ever gonna correct your name or is that an intentional typo?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:20 PM (Am6Ij)

248 218 I saw the bald captain from Star Trek do "A Christmas Carol" live on Broadway on a visit, years ago. It was pretty great. Solo performance, he did all the voices. The guy has talent, and enough charisma to carry it off.
Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:12 PM (iMxBJ)

Shatner is da bomb.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:21 PM (7qAYi)

249
Even after 12 wins, I still can't decide if the Cowboys are good or lucky.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:21 PM (Am6Ij)

250 Younger daughter says she read "somewhere" that, in the interview with Okra, Moochelle described Barky as a parent and the American people as his hurting children.
I hope that is a silly rumor --- but I fear that it is not.
*sigh*


It wouldn't be the first time they used that analogy.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 11:21 PM (IcT7t)

251 Cider labeling rules say you can't mark the vintage of the apples? Simple. Label the year the *bottle* was made, and make sure it matches the year the apples were harvested.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 18, 2016 11:21 PM (w+Jhj)

252 221 TickledPink, chasing individual stocks is very dangerous. Invest in a broad based low cost mutual fund. Vanguard is a good investment house. I suggest reading " A Random Walk Down Wall Street" and "The Bogleheads Guide to Investing"

Posted by: The Jackhole at December 18, 2016 11:13 PM (dULJN)



I strongly suspect that we are moving into a period where that conventional wisdom will be turned on its head.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

253 12 and 2.

Did NOT see that coming this year. I wonder just how deep they can go.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (X35Yt)

254 Right now I have some inheritance money that I want to put into an index fund, but I'm holding off to see if the market dips. It's incredibly high right now, and I'd hate to buy high, then have it dive. The lawyer who handled my dad's estate said that he thinks the market might go down after the first of the year.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:18 PM (+lVUW)




well, it may, however, no one anticipated the Trump rally, so who knows. Not likely it is going way down, 10percent would be a shock.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (cPsPa)

255 246 Younger daughter says she read "somewhere" that, in the interview with Okra, Moochelle described Barky as a parent and the American people as his hurting children.

I hope that is a silly rumor --- but I fear that it is not.
*sigh*


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 18, 2016 11:20 PM (Nox3c)

Makes sense. We've been hurting since Dad has been beating us for the last 8 years.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (7qAYi)

256 250 Younger daughter says she read "somewhere" that, in the interview with Okra, Moochelle described Barky as a parent and the American people as his hurting children.
I hope that is a silly rumor --- but I fear that it is not.
*sigh*

It wouldn't be the first time they used that analogy.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 11:21 PM (IcT7t)

It's not a rumor. She said this in her Oprah interview.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (0mRoj)

257 but my nic is original

if it is fingernails on a chalkboard, I can fix it

Posted by: Origional Jake at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (jrFgU)

258 NONE of the states list "Die Hard" as a favorite Christmas movie. The list is thus bogus.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (MZcWR)

259
I can't believe no one said Mike Shanahan when I asked who are the NFL coaches you're glad were fired.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:23 PM (Am6Ij)

260 I could watch Sim's Christmas Carol, the original Miracle on 34th, and Wonderful Life every year. Scrooged is up high on the list.

And

Not necessarily my favorite, but I enjoyed Ernest Saves Christmas. Plenty goofy with some good bits.

Also not an annual must-see, but I can re-watch Santa Clause if it's been long enough since I last saw it. Not the sequels, though.

Hm. I think I'd like to dig through the files and find "A Pinky & the Brain Christmas." I recall it being pretty good.

Is that an eclectic enough list fer yez?

Posted by: mindful webworker in a tattered old Santa hat at December 18, 2016 11:23 PM (5a8XA)

261 248 218 I saw the bald captain from Star Trek do "A Christmas Carol" live on Broadway on a visit, years ago. It was pretty great. Solo performance, he did all the voices. The guy has talent, and enough charisma to carry it off.
Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:12 PM (iMxBJ)

Shatner is da bomb.
Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:21 PM (7qAYi)

Or did you mean the other bald Star Trek captain - the black guy?

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:23 PM (7qAYi)

262 Younger daughter says she read "somewhere" that, in the interview with
Okra, Moochelle described Barky as a parent and the American people as
his hurting children.

---
with abusive parents...

yeah i read the same thing in an article about the interview.

no way in hell am i going to watch it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (JKi7U)

263
if it is fingernails on a chalkboard, I can fix it

Not at all. I just didn't know.

Original, indeed.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (Am6Ij)

264 162 so japan is taking sex advice from krieger? hopefully they get to making working versions of cheryl, lana, whats her name the kgb cyborg, soon.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 10:53 PM (cPsPa)

Yup yup yup!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (0mRoj)

265 --I was there in 2005. Our uncle was marrying an Angolan, and my brother and I were the only other members of our family adventurous enough to take the trip there.
Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 10:45 PM

How very cool you were there for your uncle.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (o/90i)

266 258 NONE of the states list "Die Hard" as a favorite Christmas movie. The list is thus bogus.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (MZcWR)


This is going to turn into one of those crossbows vs. longbows things, isn't it?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (rJUlF)

267 37 I never understood Will Ferrell's appeal. He's dumb, not funny.
Posted by: San Franpsycho



He has been amusing, at times. Overall though, he's extremely overrated.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (S10qa)

268 Where's LA Confidential on the Christmas movie list? Cause it's a Christmas movie.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 11:25 PM (ucuR0)

269 Bing is your friend

hlibertyunyielding.com/2016/12/18/michelle-obama- tells-oprah-hubby-parent-american-people-hurt-little-children/

ignorant condescending witch.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 11:25 PM (JKi7U)

270 Younger daughter says she read "somewhere" that, in the interview with
Okra, Moochelle described Barky as a parent and the American people as
his hurting children.

---
with abusive parents...

yeah i read the same thing in an article about the interview.

no way in hell am i going to watch it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (JKi7U)




interestingly, that was how uncle frank marshall referred to his nephew.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:25 PM (cPsPa)

271 Shatner is da bomb.
Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:21 PM (7qAYi)

Or did you mean the other bald Star Trek captain - the black guy?
Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:23 PM (7qAYi)


I always suspected Janeway wore a wig.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:25 PM (rJUlF)

272 For example...one stock I have is up 105% in the last 5 years.

Yet, for some reason, I am down 75% on it. I have invested $150 in it, and it's only worth like $35.

I just don't get it.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:17 PM (smD62)

My guess is they are charging you fees to maintain your account...

which comes right off the top...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 18, 2016 11:25 PM (qf6WZ)

273 I've got that Obama countdown clock on one of my tabs. I check on it periodically, it makes me feel good.

32 days 12 hours 29 minutes

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:25 PM (iMxBJ)

274 182 In an article titled, "Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me," Ruth Everhart explains that especially in the Advent lead-up to Christmas, Mary becomes a problem for many Christians because of her pristine purity.

Mary "set an impossibly high bar," Everhart writes. "Now the rest of us are stuck trying to be both a virgin and a mother at the same time."
Posted by: SMOD at December 18, 2016 11:00 PM (e8kgV)

Somebody please slap the stupid out of this lady.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:25 PM (0mRoj)

275 Makes sense. We've been hurting since Dad has been beating us for the last 8 years.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (7qAYi)

It hurts him more than it hurts us - at least, that's what he claims.
Worst of all, though, is that I know we've disappointed him. Over and over again.
We're apparently incorrigible, and we don't deserve him as our Papa Barry.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:25 PM (tHwdc)

276 267 37 I never understood Will Ferrell's appeal. He's dumb, not funny.
Posted by: San Franpsycho


He has been amusing, at times. Overall though, he's extremely overrated.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (S10qa)

---
The only Ferrell movie I like is "Elf".

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:26 PM (rJUlF)

277
We had someone here years ago with the name White Lightning or something like that.

But he spelled it "lighting" by mistake for a time. Until I pointed it out. Very embarrassing.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:26 PM (Am6Ij)

278 Cthulu, its possible. That's why there is no simple answer. Educating oneself is a start.

Posted by: The Jackhole at December 18, 2016 11:26 PM (dULJN)

279 246 Younger daughter says she read "somewhere" that, in the interview with Okra, Moochelle described Barky as a parent and the American people as his hurting children.

I hope that is a silly rumor --- but I fear that it is not.
*sigh*


Posted by: Margarita DeVille


Makes sense. Democrats believe that citizens are children who need to be cared for.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:27 PM (+lVUW)

280 That Japanese video is actually quite saddening.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at December 18, 2016 11:27 PM (J9FkY)

281 Any stock market savants in here?
I am flummoxed.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 10:48

If ya find one let me know. What is your particular question?

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2016 11:27 PM (o/90i)

282 267 He has been amusing, at times. Overall though, he's extremely overrated.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (S10qa)


I agree, overrated, often not funny, but at times, hilarious. Like this Green Team video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfL4OLNgOok

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:27 PM (iMxBJ)

283
The obamas are in for shock when they realize no one misses them.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:28 PM (Am6Ij)

284
Michelle has been kidnapped. We are currently negotiating what their price is to keep her.

The Ransom of Red Cheat

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 11:28 PM (IqV8l)

285 good bye president arugula


Posted by: Original Jake at December 18, 2016 11:30 PM (jrFgU)

286 280. Yes. The death of a nation is sad. The futile attempts to assuage the agony of it are sadder still.

And needless. I'd gladly help repopulate the place.......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 11:30 PM (ucuR0)

287 Amen!! right up there with Jack Black & Ben Stiller for Me !
Posted by: Evilpens at December 18, 2016 10:11 PM (y3aQB)



Ben Stiller is ok. Jack Black is another overrated "funny" guy. His fines moment was when he got his seriously F'up by Bruce Willis in The Jackal. It was HILARIOUS!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 11:30 PM (S10qa)

288 204 When I say I'm down...it's like 70-85% down. I don't know what I did wrong or how to right the ship at this point.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:07 PM (smD62)


I'm not licensed or qualified to give specific advice, but I can say generally that it would be good for you to learn how to prevent small losses from becoming big losses. This explains something close to the Trailing Stop Loss method I use (percentages rather than dollar amounts).

http://bit.ly/2h0P4C5

We have a tendency to become emotionally involved with our stocks. The more you can eliminate the emotional component the more likely you are to be able increase and keep your earnings.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 11:30 PM (nvMvs)

289 235 It's not just that they aren't performing, though.

For example...one stock I have is up 105% in the last 5 years.

Yet, for some reason, I am down 75% on it. I have invested $150 in it, and it's only worth like $35.

I just don't get it.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:17 PM (smD62)



It has likely done reverse stock splits. You bought 20 shares for $25 each six times, then they reverse-splitted your 60 shares into one share trading at $35. Stock price -- $25->$35, up! Investment -- $150->$35, down.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:30 PM (EzgxV)

290
I always suspected Janeway wore a wig.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread


Captain Mrs. Columbo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 11:31 PM (IqV8l)

291 @238

About 7 Gs. 2 major stocks and then a bunch of a little stocks. The little stocks are the ones killing me though.

@272

There ARE fees, but only like $6 a month.


Okay, so from what I can gather....on some of these little stocks, I usually only put in $5 a month....which is buying as low as a .0015 share. So, maybe as the stock prices increase, I am getting less shares with my money?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:31 PM (smD62)

292 Apparently I'm a bread genius. I mostly missed the questions about Indian (dot not feathers) bread. I guess I'm not hip enough.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:31 PM (0mRoj)

293 How very cool you were there for your uncle.
Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2016 11:24 PM (o/90i)

--Yes, although he did spot us some money for the trip. After the wedding, my brother and I drove around Namibia and spent a couple of days in Jo'burg.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 11:31 PM (GsAUU)

294 >>It wouldn't be the first time they used that analogy.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 11:21 PM (IcT7t)

>>It's not a rumor. She said this in her Oprah interview.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (0mRoj)
--------------------------------
It doesn't surprise me that lefties would feeeel or believe that.
But is sad that they would come right out and proudly say it. They don't see anything wrong with it, and are confident that most people would agree.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 18, 2016 11:32 PM (Nox3c)

295 It's been a strange year, and the past month or so just gets stranger. It's getting harder and harder to figure out who you can trust. That's two now this month who have betrayed my trust.
--

I know that Country Boy has probably gone to bed, but I completely understand where he's coming from.

I had a disagreement with my best friend earlier in the year, and in trying to work it out, it simply became "I'm perfect and you're horrible for saying I'm not perfect!" Moral of the story: if someone is upset with you and can't find a way to talk to you about it, don't push it. You won't like what you hear. My former friend did not.

About a month and a half ago, a very close friend of mine, who is very liberal, went off on me and want to have a huge fight on two occasions. I wouldn't do it, and now, after being very close for a few years, has now cut me out of his life. This should break my heart, but it hasn't. He was very high maintenance. So.. for the first time in a long time, I don't have anyone I'd call a close friend.

It's been a strange year here. Glad to see it go.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 18, 2016 11:32 PM (puFVl)

296 "I never understood Will Ferrell's appeal. He's dumb, not funny.

Posted by: San Franpsycho


He has been amusing, at times. Overall though, he's extremely overrated.

Posted by: Puddleglum"He's one of those actors that I've never understood the appeal of. Like Adam Sandler, etc.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 18, 2016 11:32 PM (w+Jhj)

297 Another oddball Christmas movie: Mixed Nuts. Your basic psycho killer holiday comedy.

*

Hey, I've got to go home and see if the pipes are still frozen. First time in 22 years living there. Forgot to leave a tap dripping. Got a space heater on I hope is thawing everything out and we don't have leaks. I won't ask for prayers, but you can send warm thoughts.

* sparkly transporter disintegration *

Posted by: mindful webworker - in case of fire, get off lawn at December 18, 2016 11:33 PM (5a8XA)

298 It's been a strange year here. Glad to see it go.
Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 18, 2016 11:32 PM (puFVl)

This year has sucked Galactus level ass.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:33 PM (0mRoj)

299 I believe that The Wall of Shame really contributes to our sense of community, here at AoSHQ

A "Community of One", as it were, but we figured it would work.

Posted by: Gatebox.com at December 18, 2016 11:34 PM (29QcC)

300 238

About 7 Gs. 2 major stocks and then a bunch of a little stocks. The little stocks are the ones killing me though.

@272

There ARE fees, but only like $6 a month.


Okay, so from what I can gather....on some of these little stocks, I usually only put in $5 a month....which is buying as low as a .0015 share. So, maybe as the stock prices increase, I am getting less shares with my money?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:31 PM (smD62)




is there a specific vehicle you are investing in / through?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:34 PM (cPsPa)

301 Somebody please slap the stupid out of this lady.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:25 PM (0mRoj)

There simply aren't enough slaps. There's been such a run on them since November 9th.
One stepdaughter has signed the petition to beg the electors to not vote for Trump. The stepson posted on FB "Remember that thing that we all used to joke about that would be so funny? Well, now it's happened and no one's laughing." Clearly he hasn't been on AoS.
And my SIL had deactivated her Facebook account after having it for years.
So many casualties, and Trump hasn't even been sworn in yet.

Thank God my mother- and father-in-law are Trump voters.


Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:34 PM (tHwdc)

302 254 Right now I have some inheritance money that I want to put into an index fund, but I'm holding off to see if the market dips. It's incredibly high right now, and I'd hate to buy high, then have it dive. The lawyer who handled my dad's estate said that he thinks the market might go down after the first of the year.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:18 PM (+lVUW)




well, it may, however, no one anticipated the Trump rally, so who knows. Not likely it is going way down, 10percent would be a shock.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:22 PM (cPsPa)



I would be unsurprised at a drop of 60%. Or none at all. The traditional measures of value have been largely supplanted by government edicts, and little of our economy is unaffected. The very notion of "price discovery" is a dead letter in large sectors of our economy.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (EzgxV)

303 Actually I take that back. The last six years have sucked Galactus level ass.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (0mRoj)

304 My favorites are the Alastair Sim version of "A Christmas Carol", "It's A Wonderful Life", and "A Christmas Story".
----------------

I endorse these choices, and add Miracle on 34th Street.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (ZO497)

305 @300

Sharebuilder....is that what you mean?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (smD62)

306 I've made clear to my Lefty friends that I don't want to have a brief "battle of the sound bites," but if they want to have an extended conversation about politics, maybe with a nice glass of whisky, I'm up for it.

Haven't had one take me up on it yet. I guess they all like the soundbites thing.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (iMxBJ)

307 Another Hillary sighting in the woods.

Bigfoot lives!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (JO9+V)

308 Heh.....imagining Gatebox with Sirius Cybernetics Corp, and I'd end up with a depressive unit....

Marvin.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (ucuR0)

309 196My favorites are the Alastair Sim version of "A Christmas Carol", "It's A Wonderful Life", and "A Christmas Story".

As for TV, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" are still the gold standards after 50 years. They will never be topped.
Posted by: rickl



Always preferred George C. Scott's version of "A Christmas Carol". Christmas Vacation is still pretty damn funny. Nothing wrong with your TV picks.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (S10qa)

310 One 401K plan my company was using had some funds with an 8% management cost. It was absolutely insane. I asked them "What the hell are they doing that's worth 8% off the top?"

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 18, 2016 11:36 PM (w+Jhj)

311 Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:34 PM (tHwdc)

I marvel at how many people have completely lost their shit during the course of this election cycle.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:36 PM (0mRoj)

312 Barry doesn't have the stones to be my Dad...

or anyone else's, apparently: the SS swoops up everything the two brats eat or drink from, so no one can run a DNA test...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 11:36 PM (JKi7U)

313 "One must wonder if the Gatebox thing can display two anime babes, IYKWIMAITYD!"

As I understand Japan, the yuri option would be only the twelfth-creepiest.

Okaeri nasai, Oniiiii-chan! Ofuro? ...isshoni?

(And that's still not top five.)

Posted by: mikeski at December 18, 2016 11:37 PM (lO+tS)

314 There was a fun article about Commie women going for walks in the woods, hoping to encounter Hillary. They don't seem to know that the "walk in the woods" story was a put up job, involving the employee of a Dem PR firm. All this time, and they haven't figured out that nothing is authentic in Hillary-world.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:37 PM (iMxBJ)

315 Posted by: Puddleglum"He's one of those actors that I've never understood the appeal of. Like Adam Sandler, etc.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
-----------

Yeah. Nothing. Vapid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 11:38 PM (ZO497)

316 307 Another Hillary sighting in the woods.

Bigfoot lives!
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (JO9+V)

Big Ass lives
FIFY

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

317 As I understand Japan, the yuri option would be only the twelfth-creepiest.

Okaeri nasai, Oniiiii-chan! Ofuro? ...isshoni?

(And that's still not top five.)
Posted by: mikeski at December 18, 2016 11:37 PM (lO+tS)

I'm not looking any of those up. I know better.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:38 PM (0mRoj)

318 I don't have anyone I'd call a close friend.
---
what are we, chopped liver?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 11:39 PM (JKi7U)

319 Posted by: Puddleglum"He's one of those actors that I've never understood the appeal of. Like Adam Sandler, etc.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 18, 2016 11:32 PM (w+Jhj)

I thought Happy Gilmore was funny.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:39 PM (0mRoj)

320 314 There was a fun article about Commie women going for walks in the woods, hoping to encounter Hillary. They don't seem to know that the "walk in the woods" story was a put up job, involving the employee of a Dem PR firm. All this time, and they haven't figured out that nothing is authentic in Hillary-world.
Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:37 PM (iMxBJ)

Gone scrunting.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:40 PM (7qAYi)

321 I marvel at how many people have completely lost their shit during the course of this election cycle.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:36 PM (0mRoj)

An acquaintance of mine just posted on her FB page tonight that she hopes Trump dies in office in his first year...or better yet, before he's sworn in.

I've learned she's a lot more hateful than she lets on.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:40 PM (rJUlF)

322 318 I don't have anyone I'd call a close friend.
---
what are we, chopped liver?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 11:39 PM (JKi7U)

Pate'. 'Cause we're classy like that.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:40 PM (0mRoj)

323 Sharebuilder....is that what you mean?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (smD62)




yeah. you may be happier with a fund of some sort. you will have a hard time investing in individual stocks if you do not follow them religiously.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:40 PM (cPsPa)

324 My favorites are the Alastair Sim version of "A Christmas Carol", "It's A Wonderful Life", and "A Christmas Story".

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



I endorse these choices, and add Miracle on 34th Street.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (ZO497)

I endorse these choices, and add "White Christmas."

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:41 PM (tHwdc)

325 An acquaintance of mine just posted on her FB page tonight that she hopes Trump dies in office in his first year...or better yet, before he's sworn in.

I've learned she's a lot more hateful than she lets on.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:40 PM (rJUlF)

Good Lord.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:41 PM (0mRoj)

326 Gone scrunting.
Posted by: josephistan
-------------

Were they driving a Bushtracker?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 11:41 PM (ZO497)

327 The obamas are in for shock when they realize no one misses them.





Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:28 PM (Am6Ij)


Que Alec Baldwin as the radio show host: So any callers on the line? None? None callers? What's the number again? Oh, it's right in front of me? Where? Okay any callers now? Anyone at all?

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 18, 2016 11:41 PM (JO9+V)

328 318 I don't have anyone I'd call a close friend.
---
what are we, chopped liver?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 11:39 PM (JKi7U)


I think I get it...while the Horde is full of wonderful people, I have a dearth of people who I would talk with like this IRL.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:41 PM (rJUlF)

329 318, 322. Braunschweiger. Because the pig is sacred to the Horde.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 11:42 PM (ucuR0)

330 I was surprised to see Die Hard isn't the favorite Christmas movie of a single state.

You know what I think? Whoever put together that map didn't consider Die Hard a "real" Christmas movie, and so refused to count it in the results.

This makes them wrong.

I'm glad that Bad Santa got on the map somewhere, at least. And my state favors Scrooged, which I did enjoy. Bill Murray, Karen Allen, nipples, a zillionaire thumbing his nose at federal regulations... what more do you need, really? Quite the feel-good movie, I must say.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 18, 2016 11:43 PM (0OG8D)

331 246 Younger daughter says she read "somewhere" that, in the interview with Okra, Moochelle described Barky as a parent and the American people as his hurting children.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 18, 2016 11:20 PM (Nox3c)

It's in the Oprah interview, and she seems to have used it more than once. I think that Michelle Obama tried to brand herself as First Mom. Telling us kids what to eat, how to "get moving", etc.

RE: Girl-in-a-box. I feel for any bachelor who comes home to an empty apartment after a long day of work. Loneliness is awful.



Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 18, 2016 11:43 PM (UwMHj)

332 >>>This should break my heart, but it hasn't.

sorry shibumi.

i quit speaking to my best friend and never shed a tear.
happy they are gone.

Posted by: concrete girl at December 18, 2016 11:43 PM (KWmn5)

333 I endorse these choices, and add Miracle on 34th Street.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (ZO497)

I endorse these choices, and add "White Christmas."
Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:41 PM (tHwdc)




what was the barbara stanwyck movie Christmas in Conn?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:43 PM (cPsPa)

334 Good Lord.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:41 PM (0mRoj)

Yeah, I've muted her posts for now. I don't see her much IRL either, which is probably good, since she knows I voted for Trump, and she's gone off on people who voted for him.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:43 PM (rJUlF)

335 Bad Santa was the most unfunny "comedy" I've ever seen.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:44 PM (0mRoj)

336 I don't know how I managed to get through the whole weekend without doing laundry. I blame the internet.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 11:44 PM (sdi6R)

337

With just one month left until President Obama’s steps down, renovations to his new home are underway with plans to upgrade the security system and transform part of the garage into a home office.

Barack and Michelle Obama are moving into a $5.3million home in Kalorama, one of Washington DC’s most elegant neighborhoods, so 15-year-old Sasha Obama can finish out high school at the Sidwell Friends School.

Construction permits obtained by TMZ show the home will also be outfitted with an upgraded electrical system as well as a cat walk over one staircase.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 11:44 PM (IqV8l)

338 like Hillary can even walk on anything other than a flat surface

that is an old unhealthy woman who would fall down if walking in the woods

Posted by: Original Jake at December 18, 2016 11:45 PM (jrFgU)

339 i don't do facefraud or, twitter. don't have any close friends that are liberal. only talk politics with likeminded individuals. if somebody wants to argue politics with me, i tell them i will not discuss such matters with unarmed people. then i walk away. lifes too short. fuck em.

Posted by: chavez the hogo at December 18, 2016 11:45 PM (KP5rU)

340
onstruction permits obtained by TMZ show the home will also be outfitted with an upgraded electrical system as well as a cat walk over one staircase.


So green then.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:45 PM (Am6Ij)

341 As a 46 year Cowboys fan, it's safe to say that a team with a great pass rush would beat this team this year. The good and bad part of that is that there is only one team with a pass rush that can beat the Cowboys. Hopefully the giants lose in the wildcard round so that it won't be an issue.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 18, 2016 11:45 PM (cbW3l)

342 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 11:44 PM (IqV8l)

Fuck up, move up. It's the way of this shitty world.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:45 PM (0mRoj)

343 #331: Hey, don't feel bad for me! My apartment's not empty. I have two cats.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 18, 2016 11:45 PM (0OG8D)

344 310 One 401K plan my company was using had some funds with an 8% management cost. It was absolutely insane. I asked them "What the hell are they doing that's worth 8% off the top?"

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 18, 2016 11:36 PM (w+Jhj)


In Dallas, they had this deal where city workers could put things into a savings plan on top of their city pensions, and the city would guarantee an 8% annual yield. Except the city hasn't made anywhere near that and filed reports indicating the shortfall. Which made everyone who had such a plan realize how risky it was and start pulling money out. This exposed the commingled pension plan to look troubled, as well -- and people close to retirement started actually quitting to get lump-sum payouts before the whole house-of-cards collapsed. As of now, payouts from the savings plan are halted.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:46 PM (EzgxV)

345 First time in 11 1/2 years I haven't had a job to go to on Monday morning. I'm not liking it.

Posted by: Infidel at December 18, 2016 11:46 PM (a62hT)

346 314 There was a fun article about Commie women going for walks in the woods, hoping to encounter Hillary. They don't seem to know that the "walk in the woods" story was a put up job, involving the employee of a Dem PR firm. All this time, and they haven't figured out that nothing is authentic in Hillary-world.
Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:37 PM (iMxBJ)


Well, next you'll be saying that that photo of Bill and The Beast dancing on the beach was staged.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:46 PM (+lVUW)

347 has someone told the hillary walkers that rubbing yourself with bacon and stuffing bacon in your bra and panties while walking very quietly is a really good way to attract woodland hillary?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:46 PM (cPsPa)

348 Me and my best friend have a pretty good agreement that we don't discuss politics. We have plenty of other things to talk about that we both at least semi-agree on so it works out well.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 18, 2016 11:46 PM (w+Jhj)

349 Or that all those photos of Obama looking pensively off into the distance are posed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:46 PM (+lVUW)

350 335 Bad Santa was the most unfunny "comedy" I've ever seen.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:44 PM (0mRoj)


Dunno. I've seen it once, and didn't really get it, but Mrs. Splunge has watched it repeatedly and thinks it's great. She points out that the Coen Brothers (my favorites) were involved, and you have to watch it a couple of times to get what's happening. At this point, I have grudgingly admitted that both Raising Arizona and Miller's Crossing took a couple of viewings before I could see the genius, and, before Christmas arrives, I am committed to giving Bad Santa another try.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:47 PM (iMxBJ)

351 "I'm not looking any of those up. I know better."

None of those words are creepy on their own. (The most salacious word there is "bath".) The whole concept is a creepy one, though.

Posted by: mikeski at December 18, 2016 11:47 PM (lO+tS)

352 In all of Will Farrel's movies, he's cast as a childish, impulsive, selfish, loud, imbecilic, loutish, oafish overgrown child in an adult's body.

Not much of a stretch for him as an actor, I think.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2016 11:47 PM (v5iqM)

353 First time in 11 1/2 years I haven't had a job to go to on Monday morning. I'm not liking it.

But you do have a job, finding another job. The pay sucks, but at least you get to set your own hours.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 11:47 PM (IcT7t)

354 346 314 There was a fun article about Commie women going for walks in the woods, hoping to encounter Hillary. They don't seem to know that the "walk in the woods" story was a put up job, involving the employee of a Dem PR firm. All this time, and they haven't figured out that nothing is authentic in Hillary-world.
Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:37 PM (iMxBJ)

Well, next you'll be saying that that photo of Bill and The Beast dancing on the beach was staged.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:46 PM (+lVUW)

All of it's staged. She doesn't do anything spontaneous. Well, except collapse in a heap and get thrown in her van-bulance like a sack of rotting potatoes.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:47 PM (0mRoj)

355 RE: Girl-in-a-box. I feel for any bachelor who comes home to an empty apartment after a long day of work. Loneliness is awful.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 18, 2016 11:43 PM (UwMHj)


My son just returned from spending the last six months with his mom.

At first, I liked having the time to myself. As the weeks turned into months, I realized how much I missed the kid. I came to hate going home.

He's back now, at least until he finds work. He told me he thinks he's ready to get out on his own (he's 20), and once he saves enough money, he'll find him an apartment somewhere in town.

So sometime in the near future, I'll be coming home to an empty apartment again. I already know I won't like it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:48 PM (rJUlF)

356 343. Marlowe just turned up one evening and made himself at home. Fat fuck just waddled in when I had the door open to get some fresh air, and that was that. Half-feral, but a good housemate.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 18, 2016 11:48 PM (ucuR0)

357 So Obama is fundraising to stop trump. Is there any precedent for a former POTUS running an organization to actively work against his successor? Community organizers gotta organize.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 18, 2016 11:48 PM (dnWSK)

358 352 In all of Will Farrel's movies, he's cast as a childish, impulsive, selfish, loud, imbecilic, loutish, oafish overgrown child in an adult's body.

Not much of a stretch for him as an actor, I think.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2016 11:47 PM (v5iqM)

-------
Agreed. I think "Elf" is the one movie where that character makes the most sense...or, let's say, is the least annoying.
Also, there's Bob Newhart and Zooey Deschanel to make things better.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:49 PM (rJUlF)

359 "In Dallas, they had this deal where city workers
could put things into a savings plan on top of their city pensions, and
the city would guarantee an 8% annual yield. Except the city hasn't made
anywhere near that and filed reports indicating the shortfall. Which
made everyone who had such a plan realize how risky it was and start
pulling money out. This exposed the commingled pension plan to look
troubled, as well -- and people close to retirement started actually
quitting to get lump-sum payouts before the whole house-of-cards
collapsed. As of now, payouts from the savings plan are halted.

Posted by: cthulhu"

Yeah, I read about that. They probably had an "Oh Shit! Someone's figured out this is a house of cards!" moment. Sounds like it's lawsuit time for those that are trying to get the money out.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 18, 2016 11:50 PM (w+Jhj)

360 352 In all of Will Farrel's movies, he's cast as a childish, impulsive, selfish, loud, imbecilic, loutish, oafish overgrown child in an adult's body.

Not much of a stretch for him as an actor, I think.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2016 11:47 PM (v5iqM)


Did I already send you this link?
http://www.city-journal.org/html/all-hail-breaks-loose-14903.html


If so, I forgot to delete it afterwards.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:51 PM (EzgxV)

361 Elf definitely had its moments, although it was mostly dumb. "You sit on a throne of lies!" was an inspired line.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:51 PM (0mRoj)

362 Chappaqua could turn Roswell-like in promoting Hillary! sighting tourism. hehehehe

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 18, 2016 11:51 PM (JO9+V)

363
Is it me or is that loser Tim Kaine keeping a very low profile these days?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:51 PM (Am6Ij)

364 The bad thing is the media will never leave the obama grifters alone. I dread seeing the for the next 30 years. The Presidential photo with the past Presidents should be interesting. Would love to be a fly on the wall. Think Bush Sr. will show?

Posted by: Infidel at December 18, 2016 11:51 PM (a62hT)

365 Is it me or is that loser Tim Kaine keeping a very low profile these days?



He's wandering around the woods wondering why nobody is looking for him.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 18, 2016 11:52 PM (dnWSK)

366
I think being 2nd banana on a losing presidential ticket is pretty bad for one's political career.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:52 PM (Am6Ij)

367 302 254 I would be unsurprised at a drop of 60%. Or none at all. The traditional measures of value have been largely supplanted by government edicts, and little of our economy is unaffected. The very notion of "price discovery" is a dead letter in large sectors of our economy.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (EzgxV)


I agree. Obama and the Feds have kept the stock market artificially high over the past 8 years through quantitative easing and monetizing the debt, which is a fancy way of saying they printed money and gave it to their Wall Street cronies.

The key thing is for investors to be prepared for whatever happens. We need to be ready to take advantage of gains and ready to lock in profits should the market drop.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 11:52 PM (nvMvs)

368 My favorites are the Alastair Sim version of "A Christmas Carol", "It's A Wonderful Life", and "A Christmas Story".

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

I endorse these choices, and add Miracle on 34th Street.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (ZO497)

I endorse these choices, and add "White Christmas."
Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:41 PM (tHwdc)

And that is all you need, right there.

Posted by: tbodie at December 18, 2016 11:52 PM (NLny5)

369 RE: Girl-in-a-box. I feel for any bachelor who comes home to an empty apartment after a long day of work. Loneliness is awful.



Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 18, 2016 11:43 PM (UwMHj)

Yup. Got to listen to the priest's homily today about marriage & family, about how much more fully alive people who are married & have families are. And those of us who aren't don't get a mention. The "marginalized" is a ig buzz word these days, but single people, especially older single people are the most marginalized people in the Church.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:52 PM (7qAYi)

370 : Girl-in-a-box. I feel for any bachelor who comes home to an empty apartment after a long day of work. Loneliness is awful.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 18, 2016 11:43 PM (UwMHj)



I must be weird because I have lived alone since I got out of the USAF (almost 20 years now). I lived with my sister for a couple of years but since 2001, I've had my own place and I've lived alone. I'm content. Hell, most of my time in the USAF, even though I live on base, I managed to finagle a way to get my own room. I have strong hermit tendencies.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 11:52 PM (S10qa)

371 I am stunned by the amount of insanity on display from these libs. I knew they were crazy, but this is hospital admission grade insanity. They are unable to control themselves now. How did they function and we didn't see it. I guess we did see it and just laughed it off as typical libs.

Posted by: cooly deplorabel at December 18, 2016 11:53 PM (HBU7W)

372
has someone told the hillary walkers that rubbing yourself with bacon and stuffing bacon in your bra and panties while walking very quietly is a really good way to attract woodland hillary?
Posted by: yankeefifth


That sounds like something Larry, Darryl and Darryl would do.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 11:53 PM (IqV8l)

373 has someone told the hillary walkers that rubbing yourself with bacon and stuffing bacon in your bra and panties while walking very quietly is a really good way to attract woodland hillary?
Posted by: yankeefifth

That sounds like something Larry, Darryl and Darryl would do.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 11:53 PM (IqV8l)




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:54 PM (cPsPa)

374 Okay so here are the numbers...

If I cashed in on the smaller stocks, I would get appx $275.

But, they cost me nearly $1,000.

I guess I am just so torn. If there is anyway to turn it around, I want to. But, it just hasn't happened yet.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:54 PM (smD62)

375 Alright. It's midnight and I have to get some sleep. Have fun ya'll.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 18, 2016 11:54 PM (w+Jhj)

376 Yup. Got to listen to the priest's homily today about marriage & family, about how much more fully alive people who are married & have families are. And those of us who aren't don't get a mention. The "marginalized" is a ig buzz word these days, but single people, especially older single people are the most marginalized people in the Church.
Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:52 PM (7qAYi)

It's also been my experience that clergy are the biggest culprits when it come to having their heads up their ass about marriage. They seem to think that marriage and the biblical ideal of marriage somehow overlap perfectly. They don't, not in the real world.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)

377 mys suspicion is that all the women in the woods looking for hillary is some internet marketing program for a sequel to the blair witch project, starring hillary.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:55 PM (cPsPa)

378 All right, all y'all, have a good night.

Back to the salt mines tomorrow . . .

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 11:55 PM (GsAUU)

379 >>Or that all those photos of Obama looking pensively off into the distance are posed.



Whenever I see those I think to myself, "He's thinking of Reggie Love's shorn Scrotum.".

Posted by: garrett at December 18, 2016 11:55 PM (wgTMM)

380
I'm telling you, the Left and the Fake News were just as bad after the 2000 election as they are now.


Things will not turn out the same now as they did back then, though. Hahahaha, not at all.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 11:56 PM (Am6Ij)

381 That was my thought as well. Texas A&M has a large firefighter training facility with all sorts of houses and buildings that can be burned as often as needed. Some parts are consumed with each burn and they just rebuild those parts with plywood between burns.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 10:38 PM (nvMvs)

I've been to the A&M fire school for interior fire training. Somehow we always went in February. If pulling on wet bunker gear is bad, pulling on cold, wet bunker gear is worse.

All that TV stuff about firefighters dashing through flames to find unerringly a lost kitten is so much horse plums. If you're lucky, you see the boot of the guy in front of you.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 18, 2016 11:56 PM (J8/9G)

382 *whispering* While I stay in concealment and upwind, Jim goes deeper into the brush to draw out the Hildebeast. Let's watch!

Posted by: Zombie Marlin Perkins on Wild Kingdom Brought to you by Mutual of Omaha at December 18, 2016 11:56 PM (JO9+V)

383 If Hillary collapses in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does she still make a sound?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 11:56 PM (0mRoj)

384 Okay so here are the numbers...

If I cashed in on the smaller stocks, I would get appx $275.

But, they cost me nearly $1,000.

I guess I am just so torn. If there is anyway to turn it around, I want to. But, it just hasn't happened yet.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:54 PM (smD62)




did you pick the stocks?


what are the stocks?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:56 PM (cPsPa)

385 Cooth....yep, earlier today. I forgot which thread though. Even so, I'd typed a long, thoughtful reply to it there which drew quite a few comments as to folks experiences in the realm of storms, insurance, recoveries, contractors, etc.

All that said, I'm working to get out of the roofing gig. Approaching 60, and thinking it's time to quit crawling the ladders n' roofs.

I'll find something more than greeting at Wal Mart, but I'm not looking for "career ladder" climbs, either.

Besides, interviewers don't quite know what to make of "Ace of Spades Commenter" on one's resume.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2016 11:57 PM (v5iqM)

386 359 "In Dallas, they had this deal where city workers
could put things into a savings plan on top of their city pensions, and
the city would guarantee an 8% annual yield. Except the city hasn't made
anywhere near that and filed reports indicating the shortfall. Which
made everyone who had such a plan realize how risky it was and start
pulling money out. This exposed the commingled pension plan to look
troubled, as well -- and people close to retirement started actually
quitting to get lump-sum payouts before the whole house-of-cards
collapsed. As of now, payouts from the savings plan are halted.

Posted by: cthulhu"

Yeah, I read about that. They probably had an "Oh Shit! Someone's figured out this is a house of cards!" moment. Sounds like it's lawsuit time for those that are trying to get the money out.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 18, 2016 11:50 PM (w+Jhj)



Everything's a house of cards. The best result from lawsuits comes from the subsequent bankruptcy that liquidates the debt -- and there is a ton of debt. The national debt got doubled by Obama, student loans to finance gender studies degrees for pajamaboys have been jammed to over $1T, off-balance-sheet BS is everywhere.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:57 PM (EzgxV)

387 An acquaintance of mine just posted on her FB page
tonight that she hopes Trump dies in office in his first year...or
better yet, before he's sworn in.



I've learned she's a lot more hateful than she lets on.



Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:40 PM (rJUlF)

I have one guaranteed delusional liberal friend and a few "reasonable" ones. The worst doesn't wish Trump dead (at least not on FB), but she's pumping away madly for the electors "to pull the emergency brake" on Trump. She's also under the illusion that 21 significant electors are already onboard.
What is is about liberalism that makes otherwise intelligent people go idiotic?

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:57 PM (tHwdc)

388 347 has someone told the hillary walkers that rubbing yourself with bacon and stuffing bacon in your bra and panties while walking very quietly is a really good way to attract woodland hillary?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 11:46 PM (cPsPa)


Or a nice case of 1.75L bottles of vodka.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:57 PM (iMxBJ)

389 My favorites are the Alastair Sim version of "A Christmas Carol", "It's A Wonderful Life", and "A Christmas Story".

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

I endorse these choices, and add Miracle on 34th Street.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (ZO497)

I endorse these choices, and add "White Christmas."
Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:41 PM (tHwdc)

And that is all you need, right there.
===
Right. Because "Die Hard" is not a Christmas story.

(ducks)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:58 PM (rJUlF)

390 I saw 21 Significant Electors Open for The Dead Presidents of the United States at the 9:30 Club.

Posted by: garrett at December 18, 2016 11:59 PM (wgTMM)

391 389 Right. Because "Die Hard" is not a Christmas story.
(ducks)
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:58 PM (rJUlF)


Ho. Ho. Ho.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:59 PM (iMxBJ)

392 Insomniac, you think Hillz goes anywhere without the SS and medical backup?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 11:59 PM (wZCfc)

393 372: not bacon, a mixture of gin, vodka, and, nursing home smell is the way to attract the beast. i read some of that article, they mentioned they also saw chelsea and her husband and kids walking with her. i call bullshit on the charade. chelsea, walking? not a fucking chance in hell.

Posted by: chavez the hogo at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (KP5rU)

394 The key thing is for investors to be prepared for whatever happens. We need to be ready to take advantage of gains and ready to lock in profits should the market drop.

---

Stocks look to high, interest rates are rising so bond funds will go down. William DeVane keeps calling me at 3 AM.

where's the right place to put my savings?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (EZDs2)

395 I like Christmas in Connecticut, too. But I like Barbara Stanwyck.

Posted by: Infidel at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (a62hT)

396 I like Vanguard it's sectors not individual stocks, slower but more secure (less volatile).

Posted by: gNewt at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (3wfnv)

397
What is is about liberalism that makes otherwise intelligent people go idiotic?
Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR


Zombie said she knew someone who was convinced the electors were going to vote for Bernie Sanders.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (IqV8l)

398 hillary is going to have a lot less ss.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (cPsPa)

399 I don't know how I managed to get through the whole weekend without doing laundry. I blame the internet.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 11:44 PM (sdi6R)


I thank the internet. Never been a fan of laundry.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 19, 2016 12:01 AM (tHwdc)

400 What is is about liberalism that makes otherwise intelligent people go idiotic?
Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:57 PM (tHwdc)

Maybe it's because they're not using their intellect, but reacting to emotional bait?

I know Ace (or Scott Adams, I forget which) likes to state none of us use reason to arrive at our conclusions. I think that's untrue...we don't rely solely on it, but some people ARE more rational than others. Lefties I know tend to use emotion to arrive at their conclusions a lot more often.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 19, 2016 12:01 AM (rJUlF)

401 I thank the internet. Never been a fan of laundry.
Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 19, 2016 12:01 AM (tHwdc)


Here at my apartment complex, we have six washing machines for 120 apartments.

I've been waiting two hours to get an empty machine.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 19, 2016 12:02 AM (rJUlF)

402 That sounds like something Larry, Darryl and Darryl would do.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 11:53 PM (IqV8l)

---

we did, and now we go by Larry and Darryl...

Posted by: Larry at December 19, 2016 12:02 AM (EZDs2)

403 I have a stock you're just gonna love. LOVE IT! AAAAHHHHH!

Posted by: Jordan Belfort at December 19, 2016 12:02 AM (JO9+V)

404 Technically, Larry and 'fast' Darryl...

Posted by: Larry at December 19, 2016 12:03 AM (EZDs2)

405 Do they know what they win if they swing the electoral college?


From factcheck article:

Q: In the election, did Hillary Clinton only win 57 out of 3,141 counties?

A: No. Clinton won at least 487 counties, according to two different counts of preliminary results.

Posted by: gNewt at December 19, 2016 12:04 AM (3wfnv)

406 Right. Because "Die Hard" is not a Christmas story.

(ducks)
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 11:58 PM (rJUlF)

"Yippee kigh yea, CW!"

Posted by: tbodie at December 19, 2016 12:04 AM (NLny5)

407 392 Insomniac, you think Hillz goes anywhere without the SS and medical backup?
Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 11:59 PM (wZCfc)

Of course not. I was just trying to be funny. Apparently I failed.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 19, 2016 12:04 AM (0mRoj)

408 where's the right place to put my savings?
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (EZDs2)


Chelsea Clinton's husband would say Greek government bonds. Also Venezuelan bolivar futures and Haitian penny stocks.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 19, 2016 12:05 AM (J8/9G)

409 quack

Posted by: a duck at December 19, 2016 12:05 AM (6FqZa)

410 Best Christmas movie is How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Boris Karloff narration, Thurl Ravenscroft (Tony the Tiger) singing the Grinch song, Chuck Jones animation, and Cindy Lou Who, the cutest Christmas character in history.

Second place is a tie between the George C. Scott "A Christmas Carol" and the Christmas "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" from Hallmark. Scott because his Scrooge is not some sniveling, whining coward. The S, S, D movie because it is amusing, touching, and truly reflects the spirit of Christmas.

Honorable mention to "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (which probably couldn't be made these days) if only because it gave us Vince Guaraldi's associated album. One of my favorites.

Posted by: JTB at December 19, 2016 12:05 AM (V+03K)

411 Chappaqua, if you stumble upon a herd of thirty people with cameras, communications gear, and medical equipment in the woods, that could be Hillary taking a spontaneous walk by herself!

Posted by: t-bird at December 19, 2016 12:05 AM (TqmC9)

412 here's the right place to put my savings?
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (EZDs2)




go to scores. ask for suzy, stuff it in her waistband.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:05 AM (cPsPa)

413 383 If Hillary collapses in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does she still make a sound?

---

Who cares. But i make a giggling sound, and then some moans...

Posted by: Bubba at December 19, 2016 12:06 AM (EZDs2)

414 Scrooged is awesome.

As is the Muppets Christmas Carol.

Posted by: garrett at December 19, 2016 12:06 AM (wgTMM)

415 346 314 There was a fun article about Commie women going for walks in the woods, hoping to encounter Hillary. They don't seem to know that the "walk in the woods" story was a put up job, involving the employee of a Dem PR firm. All this time, and they haven't figured out that nothing is authentic in Hillary-world.
Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 11:37 PM (iMxBJ)

Well, next you'll be saying that that photo of Bill and The Beast dancing on the beach was staged.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 18, 2016 11:46 PM (+lVUW)


Wait, are you saying that when Chelsea Clinton walked between her parents holding their hands while walking to the helicopter after Bill fessed up to cheating, that was staged!!!!

No way, that was totes spontaneous because they did that all the time, right?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable at December 19, 2016 12:07 AM (1JnAL)

416 I guess I am just so torn. If there is anyway to turn it around, I want to. But, it just hasn't happened yet.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:54 PM (smD62)


Tickled Pink, you can sell the losers and buy a Kitchenaid Mixer;
you can trade from those stocks into something you think will go better;
you can trade into a mutual fund or index funds - Dad always likes the Vanguard ones since he thinks they are a good value;
you can hold them and review the investors' relation page to see if the assets and value of the company seems to suggest there is real value in those stocks, or if they were overvalued and are at the more correct value now.

As the value has gone to 1/4 of what you paid, you have time to review the value in each company and see if you think there is something there. Some companies go down in value because they are stuck and stupid, sometimes they are investing in new production that is risky. Sometimes they make plaid velcro shoes with electric lights and are no longer trendy.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 19, 2016 12:07 AM (wZCfc)

417 What the hell is going on here???!!!???


Evening roonz and roonettez! Spent last night in beautiful Roanoke VA where we had dinner at the Hotel Roanoke and wandered the downtown. I wanted to go to the O. Winston Link museum but got there too late on Saturday and it is closed Sunday. Milady and I are planning a trip some time next year when 611 is in her VMT berth.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 19, 2016 12:07 AM (vbvxt)

418 So when the electors vote and Trump wins, what becomes the new Democrat theme?

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 19, 2016 12:08 AM (J8/9G)

419 What is is about liberalism that makes otherwise intelligent people go idiotic?
Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:57 PM (tHwdc)



Politics is there religion. Trump and those who voted for him are heretics.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 19, 2016 12:09 AM (S10qa)

420 394
where's the right place to put my savings?
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (EZDs2)


Gun safe, alongside the ammo.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:09 AM (sdi6R)

421 *whispering* While I stay in concealment and upwind, Jim goes deeper into the brush to draw out the Hildebeast. Let's watch!

Posted by: Zombie Marlin Perkins on Wild Kingdom Brought to you by Mutual of Omaha at December 18, 2016 11:56 PM (JO9+V)



Fuck that shit, Marlon. Here's your stupid Safari hat, you good for nothing, land-rover-sitting, pontificating, ill-weathered old geezer of vapid and meaningless gasbaggery!

I'll tackle Nile Crocodiles, warthogs and a pissed off rhino, before I go traispin' off into those haunted woods in search of Bigfoot The Hildebeest.

And if you insist that it's in my contract, then you're damn well gonna provide me with a team of beaters, a pair of gun bearers and a brace of Holland and Holland double-rifles in .500 Nitro Express!

Not field dressing the bitch, either. I wouldn't touch her with your pencil dick of a pocketknife, mate!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

random moron whispers in ear....

What? Oh, different Jim, eh?

Nevermind!


Posted by: Jim at December 19, 2016 12:09 AM (v5iqM)

422 where's the right place to put my savings?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:00 AM (EZDs2)



Chelsea Clinton's husband would say Greek government bonds. Also Venezuelan bolivar futures and Haitian penny stocks.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 19, 2016 12:05 AM (J8/9G)

Venezuelan Beaver Cheese!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:09 AM (JO9+V)

423 "Here at my apartment complex, we have six washing machines for 120 apartments.

I've been waiting two hours to get an empty machine."


I was in an apt building like that many years ago. Being a night owl has its benefits.

Posted by: mikeski at December 19, 2016 12:10 AM (lO+tS)

424 go to scores. ask for suzy, stuff it in her waistband.

----

That'll earn me some interest?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:11 AM (EZDs2)

425 TickledPink, if you were on the computer and accidentally sold it, would you reverse your mistake and buy it again?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 19, 2016 12:11 AM (VdICR)

426 That'll earn me some interest?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:11 AM (EZDs2)




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:11 AM (cPsPa)

427 Venezuelan Beaver Cheese!


Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:09 AM (JO9+V)



*cues up Google*
*turns off safe search*
What's the worst that can happen?
*click*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 19, 2016 12:12 AM (vbvxt)

428 367 302 254 I would be unsurprised at a drop of 60%. Or none at all. The traditional measures of value have been largely supplanted by government edicts, and little of our economy is unaffected. The very notion of "price discovery" is a dead letter in large sectors of our economy.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 11:35 PM (EzgxV)

I agree. Obama and the Feds have kept the stock market artificially high over the past 8 years through quantitative easing and monetizing the debt, which is a fancy way of saying they printed money and gave it to their Wall Street cronies.

The key thing is for investors to be prepared for whatever happens. We need to be ready to take advantage of gains and ready to lock in profits should the market drop.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 18, 2016 11:52 PM (nvMvs)



The Wall Street cronies are, at least, easy to find. The reality is that most of the money went into pure institutional graft. As an example, let's say you had a deal where you were putting up fences. You have a guy who digs a hole and you call out for an inspection. Used to be, you'd have one guy come out, look at the plans, look at the hole, and say, "the plan says 18 inches and it looks like it's only a 14-inch deep hole."


Nowadays, you call for inspection and six guys show up. The first guy says, "the plan says 18 inches and it looks like it's only a 14-inch deep hole." The second guy says, "I'm from Fish and Wildlife and I'm pleased to note that no gophers were harmed by making this hole." Third guy says, "County rules insist that project teams of more than one person need a supervisor on-site." Fourth guy says, "I'm from HR to ensure that none of these guys is sexually molested by the other two." Fifth guy says, "I'm here to provide security for the workplace." And the sixth guy says, "Internal audit."

We've gone from a society where one guy digging the hole has one guy inspecting it and actually doing something to improve the hole......to one where one guy is digging the hole, one is doing something to improve it, and four guys are bitching about it. Employment's gone up, they say; we have a better ratio of professionals to laborers, they say; payrolls are up, they say.

When I went to the University of California, it was a world-class institution known for its scholarship that had a ratio of faculty to administrators between 3:1 and 4:1. That ratio is now less than one -- there are more administrators than faculty. And it's known for snowflakes and leftist politics more than it's known for scholarship.

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

429 >>where's the right place to put my savings?


Cattlle Futures.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 19, 2016 12:13 AM (wgTMM)

430 418 So when the electors vote and Trump wins, what becomes the new Democrat theme?

---

Who will rid us of this turbulent 'so called' president?

Assassination is the highest form of patriotism?

Sic Semper Tyrannus?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:13 AM (EZDs2)

431 That'll earn me some interest?



Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:11 AM (EZDs2)



I promise you, until that last dollar leaves your hand you will have her undivided attention...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 19, 2016 12:13 AM (vbvxt)

432 Well whatever you do, don't try to corner the market on frozen concentrated orange juice.



**btw another Christmas movie**

Posted by: Randolph and Mortimer Duke at December 19, 2016 12:14 AM (JO9+V)

433
So when the electors vote and Trump wins, what becomes the new Democrat theme?

Impeachment.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:14 AM (Am6Ij)

434 *cues up Google*
*turns off safe search*
What's the worst that can happen?
*click*


Probably make Medusa look like Kate Upton.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 19, 2016 12:14 AM (J8/9G)

435
Democrats are already drafting articles of impeachment.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:14 AM (Am6Ij)

436 423 "Here at my apartment complex, we have six washing machines for 120 apartments.

I've been waiting two hours to get an empty machine."

I was in an apt building like that many years ago. Being a night owl has its benefits.
Posted by: mikeski at December 19, 2016 12:10 AM (lO+tS)

In between houses we rented & no laundry equipment. Laundrymat were pretty vacant on Saturday nights we discovered

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 19, 2016 12:15 AM (voOPb)

437
Of course not. I was just trying to be funny. Apparently I failed.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 19, 2016 12:04 AM (0mRoj)


Sorry, I sounded like a pr1ck, I was trying to be funny too.

If a tree falls in the forest the deer, pileated woodpeckers, and the voles all note the crash, but when the Hillz goes down alone in the woods no-one she thinks is valid will hear it. just the medical team, her staffers and the SS who get to be the security cordon.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 19, 2016 12:15 AM (wZCfc)

438 11
Glad I'm among others who think Firemen are "cellar savers."

I'm sure they nice guys and swell people and all that, but "firefighting" today is mostly bullshit.



Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:00 PM (Am6Ij)



Be sure to tell that to the firefighters if your neighbors house ever goes up so they can stop wasting time, and let it spread to your home as well.

Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2016 12:15 AM (cAnNx)

439 Healthcare is going to drop then recover.
Energy may drop some but overall increase.
Precious metals, ha! Who knows. If Vanguard drops to 6 I'm buying.

Posted by: gNewt at December 19, 2016 12:15 AM (3wfnv)

440 >>**btw another Christmas movie**


With the best gift of all, Jamie Lee Curtis topless.

Posted by: garrett at December 19, 2016 12:15 AM (wgTMM)

441
So when the electors vote and Trump wins, what becomes the new Democrat theme?

They aren't giving up on "Hillary won the popular vote" and "we're being ruled by rural hicks" themes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 19, 2016 12:16 AM (IqV8l)

442 Yup. Got to listen to the priest's homily today
about marriage family, about how much more fully alive people who
are married have families are. And those of us who aren't don't
get a mention. The "marginalized" is a ig buzz word these days, but
single people, especially older single people are the most marginalized
people in the Church.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 11:52 PM (7qAYi)


Aging widows are always au courant, however. Especially when they have no money and barely any visible means of support.
At least I'm not living with a multitude of cats - I haven't completely given up hope.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 19, 2016 12:17 AM (tHwdc)

443 385 Cooth....yep, earlier today. I forgot which thread though. Even so, I'd typed a long, thoughtful reply to it there which drew quite a few comments as to folks experiences in the realm of storms, insurance, recoveries, contractors, etc.

All that said, I'm working to get out of the roofing gig. Approaching 60, and thinking it's time to quit crawling the ladders n' roofs.

I'll find something more than greeting at Wal Mart, but I'm not looking for "career ladder" climbs, either.

Besides, interviewers don't quite know what to make of "Ace of Spades Commenter" on one's resume.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2016 11:57 PM (v5iqM)


Id've liked to have seen it, if you have any idea where it was. I'm in cleanup mode, though, so I really can't go off to find it.


I well understand the feeling of downshifting -- and you've taken enough damage lately to hit it with multicolor blinking highlighting.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:18 AM (EzgxV)

444 That'll earn me some interest?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:11 AM (EZDs2)




guess it is time to sharpen up the pitchforks and start dipping the torches in sulfur and lime.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:18 AM (cPsPa)

445 431 That'll earn me some interest?



Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:11 AM (EZDs2)



I promise you, until that last dollar leaves your hand you will have her undivided attention...

---

That's right, i want 547,268 dollars in SINGLES. And a lollipop.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:18 AM (EZDs2)

446 Not much of a Will Ferrell fan here, but I did like him in "Daddys Home"
He seemed to step away from the 'child in an adults body' character that was mentioned here.
It was a nice change.

Posted by: Al Bundy #FreeAldonSmith at December 19, 2016 12:18 AM (3GTCT)

447 oops




They aren't giving up on "Hillary won the popular vote" and "we're being ruled by rural hicks" themes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 19, 2016 12:16 AM (IqV8l)




guess it is time to sharpen up the pitchforks and start dipping the torches in sulfur and lime.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:18 AM (cPsPa)




there we go.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:19 AM (cPsPa)

448 Dutch tulip bulbs are poised for a roaring comeback. Get in on the ground floor now else you'll be sorry later!

Posted by: Jim Kramer, Mad Money at December 19, 2016 12:20 AM (JO9+V)

449 That's right, i want 547,268 dollars in SINGLES. And a lollipop.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:18 AM (EZDs2)




you will also need some fishing line and a piece of scotch tape.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:20 AM (cPsPa)

450 Been watching the CBS election night coverage. I should've counted how many times the contrast college educated voters with uneducated voters.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:20 AM (EZDs2)

451 Tonight's Columbo was "The Bye-bye sky high IQ Murder Case". I just noticed something for the first time. A young Jamie Lee Curtis has a bit part as a waitress. Columbo goes in a restaurant to meet this fellow and brings in a doughnut. Jamie Lee doesn't like it at confiscates it from him, then asks what will he have. After annoying her by taking so long to look at the menu but refusing to let her go and come back, he orders a doughnut.

This was in 1977, and that was her first year acting. She was 21.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 19, 2016 12:20 AM (DW+jj)

452 Franklin Mint Collector Plates are a solid financial investment.

So is lending Ace the money to finish writing 'Saffron : Inter-Galactic Space Whore'.

Posted by: garrett at December 19, 2016 12:21 AM (wgTMM)

453 400 What is is about liberalism that makes otherwise intelligent people go idiotic?
Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 11:57 PM (tHwdc)

Maybe it's because they're not using their intellect, but reacting to emotional bait?

I know Ace (or Scott Adams, I forget which) likes to state none of us use reason to arrive at our conclusions. I think that's untrue...we don't rely solely on it, but some people ARE more rational than others. Lefties I know tend to use emotion to arrive at their conclusions a lot more often.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 19, 2016 12:01 AM (rJUlF)



I learned it way back, at the knee of Robert A. Heinlein: "Man is not a rational animal; he is a rationalizing animal."



Scott Adams has been writing quite a bit about this lately -- with parlor tricks and explanations where you can demonstrate this to yourself.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

454 was "The Bye-bye sky high IQ Murder Case". I just noticed something for the first time. A young Jamie Lee Curtis has a bit part as a waitress. Columbo goes in a restaurant to meet this fellow and brings in a doughnut. Jamie Lee doesn't like it at confiscates it from him, then asks what will he have. After annoying her by taking so long to look at the menu but refusing to let her go and come back, he orders a doughnut.

This was in 1977, and that was her first year acting. She was 21.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 19, 2016 12:20 AM (DW+jj)



that is a great show.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:21 AM (cPsPa)

455 what are we, chopped liver?




Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 11:39 PM (JKi7U)


Pate'. 'Cause we're classy like that.

--

Actually, you guys are awesome. Beyond awesome.

Once upon a time, I had a boyfriend. The last boyfriend as a matter of fact. Insane malignant narcissist. Pretty much turned me off of relationships permanently.

However, he had a vacation on an obscure Caribbean island with no phone, no tv, no internet. I can see the appeal of that.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:22 AM (puFVl)

456 i opened a present tonight.
i can never wait.

Posted by: concrete girl at December 19, 2016 12:22 AM (KWmn5)

457 444 That'll earn me some interest?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:11 AM (EZDs2)

guess it is time to sharpen up the pitchforks and start dipping the torches in sulfur and lime.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:18 AM (cPsPa)

----

i was thinking...i didn't know your daughter was a stripper...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:22 AM (EZDs2)

458 will ferrell is a lefty tool. also, he is as funny as alec baldwin. probably the kind of guy who is amazed when he plays with his boogers.

Posted by: chavez the hogo at December 19, 2016 12:23 AM (KP5rU)

459 Sure am glad I don't have the option of reading next to several 100w incandescent lights anymore, because than I'd have to take off this second sweater! Who needs room-by-room heating control!

Posted by: t-bird at December 19, 2016 12:23 AM (k8DTS)

460 However, he had a vacation on an obscure Caribbean island with no phone, no tv, no internet. I can see the appeal of that.
Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:22 AM (puFVl)




well, especially if he was there with you and your rockstar haircut and nails.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:23 AM (cPsPa)

461 Insomniac, you think Hillz goes anywhere without the SS and medical backup?


Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 11:59 PM (wZCfc)

Someone's got to photoshop that black van into a woods shot of the Hildebeast.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 19, 2016 12:24 AM (tHwdc)

462 i was thinking...i didn't know your daughter was a stripper...
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:22 AM (EZDs2)




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:24 AM (cPsPa)

463 The Girl from Ipanema

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=subFAcJfgP0

Posted by: Vince Guaraldi at December 19, 2016 12:25 AM (wgTMM)

464 krugerrands, it is all krugerrands these days.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:25 AM (cPsPa)

465 However, he had a vacation on an obscure Caribbean island with no phone, no tv, no internet.

Last name Epstein?

Posted by: t-bird at December 19, 2016 12:25 AM (k8DTS)

466 Night all.

Here is "Nemesis" by Mother Engine:

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 19, 2016 12:25 AM (vBeA5)

467 Here at my apartment complex, we have six washing machines for 120 apartments.



I've been waiting two hours to get an empty machine.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 19, 2016 12:02 AM (rJUlF)


I've got stackable units right here in my apartment, and still manage to procrastinate.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 19, 2016 12:26 AM (tHwdc)

468

Dig up and remove Mooch's garden.

Engineers need practice destroying bunkers and other hard points.

Posted by: Fox 2! at December 19, 2016 12:26 AM (brIR5)

469 I really liked Iviring's Garp, but Cider house left me cold.

I was young at the time, and undecided about abortion, but the whole book made me sick with it's abortionist-as-hero bs. In fact, the book pushed me in the opposite direction. I mean, the owner of the fucking cider house can make whatever rules he wants. If the author is too stupid to see that, then maybe the author is too stupid to be telling me about how unfair protecting babies is. Maybe the Irving needs to spend some time with the people he is championing. Another fucking hugo or steinbeck. last irving book I read.

This was a bad example in the referenced article. Cider House is pure pro abortion propaganda garnished with socialism.

I sill liked garp though.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at December 19, 2016 12:27 AM (LWu6U)

470 Buy my book. Buy all my books! Get my video series and financial solutions kit! Cut your hair like me.

Posted by: Suze Orman at December 19, 2016 12:27 AM (JO9+V)

471 427 Venezuelan Beaver Cheese!


Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:09 AM (JO9+V)



*cues up Google*
*turns off safe search*
What's the worst that can happen?
*click*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 19, 2016 12:12 AM (vbvxt)


When I was in High School, I made up a mock sales brochure for Venezuelan Beaver Cheese and dropped it on a friend of mine. This was before laserprinters and all that -- I can only imagine what I could have done with the resources of today....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:27 AM (EzgxV)

472 Lefties I know tend to use emotion to arrive at their conclusions a lot more often.
--------------

Most often because they have enjoyed the freedom and leisure to do so.

That's one reason that college youth are so noisily cantish.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 19, 2016 12:27 AM (ZO497)

473 well, especially if he was there with you and your rockstar haircut and nails.
---

LOL.

You guys pay more attention than the so called "friends" I have. But then again, I'm in a blue state.

No, this was before our brief "relationship."

/I have rockstar hair and nails. He has turned into a ginger colored Weeble. Dodged that bullet.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:27 AM (puFVl)

474
However, he had a vacation on an obscure Caribbean island with no phone, no tv, no internet.

Last name Epstein?


Juan Epstein

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 19, 2016 12:28 AM (IqV8l)

475 krugerrands, it is all krugerrands these days.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:25 AM

---------

And ball bearings!

Posted by: Fletch at December 19, 2016 12:28 AM (3GTCT)

476 I have just one word for you. Plastics.

Posted by: Mr. Robinson at December 19, 2016 12:29 AM (JO9+V)

477 definitely not Epstein.

"Eleuthera" was the island.

/he was a Brit who loved The Guardian.



Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:29 AM (puFVl)

478
However, he had a vacation on an obscure Caribbean island with no phone, no tv, no internet.

Is this where you killed him?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:30 AM (Am6Ij)

479 They are DIPing us ... the whole nation.

Was watching "Knight and Day", Tom Cruise. He warns Cameron, "they're going to DIP you" ... she is confused, he explains. "DIP you, disinformation protocol, they'll convince you I'm crazy, dangerous ...".

Then he says they are going to take her away, "for her own safety. When they say that, it means they are going to kill you". While the commies in our government take our rights away, it is always for our own safety. They just need to lead our country a little farther down their dark path.

That is what the left and some in the agencies are doing to citizens, telling us all how dangerous, crazy, etc. that Trump is. And now he is a Russian agent, but at the same time is going to start nuclear war, and lock up gays. They are DIPing us.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 19, 2016 12:30 AM (/aIFg)

480 I have to take one of my cats in for ultrasound tomorrow, and she's not allowed to have any food or water after midnight.

So tomorrow morning, I'll go through all my usual morning activities, like showering, making coffee, getting dressed, brushing teeth, etc. without feeding her.

I think she's going to notice that last part.

Which means that she will already suspect that something is not quite right before the time when I grab her and stuff her in the crate. She loves that.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:32 AM (sdi6R)

481 Is this where you killed him?
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:30 AM
---

Nah. He's not worth the jail time. Is happily in Londinstan, turning into a giant ginger colored blueberry, like in Willy Wonka.


Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:32 AM (puFVl)

482 So when the electors vote and Trump wins, what becomes the new Democrat theme?

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 19, 2016 12:08 AM (J8/9G)


A good chorus of "the sky is falling!!11!!!" is always in fashion.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 19, 2016 12:32 AM (tHwdc)

483
and she's not allowed to have any food or water after midnight.

Did you consider breaking protocol and giving them both a little snack before midnight tonight?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:33 AM (Am6Ij)

484 so how funny was Trump's tweet telling the chicoms to keep the submersible they jacked like a bunch of low rent tiad bangers? has mafia threat written all over it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:33 AM (cPsPa)

485
However, he had a vacation on an obscure Caribbean island with no phone, no tv, no internet.

----------

No motorcars? Not a single luxury?

Posted by: Crew of the SS Minnow at December 19, 2016 12:33 AM (3GTCT)

486 469 I really liked Iviring's Garp, but Cider house left me cold.

I was young at the time, and undecided about abortion, but the whole book made me sick with it's abortionist-as-hero bs. In fact, the book pushed me in the opposite direction. I mean, the owner of the fucking cider house can make whatever rules he wants. If the author is too stupid to see that, then maybe the author is too stupid to be telling me about how unfair protecting babies is. Maybe the Irving needs to spend some time with the people he is championing. Another fucking hugo or steinbeck. last irving book I read.

This was a bad example in the referenced article. Cider House is pure pro abortion propaganda garnished with socialism.

I sill liked garp though.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at December 19, 2016 12:27 AM (LWu6U)



I read Garp, thought it was Garpage.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:33 AM (EzgxV)

487 450 Been watching the CBS election night coverage. I should've counted how many times the contrast college educated voters with uneducated voters.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 19, 2016 12:20 AM (EZDs2)


I was noticing how giddy they were between 7 and 9:30, and then you could start to notice their mood beginning to change.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable at December 19, 2016 12:34 AM (1JnAL)

488 Which means that she will already suspect that
something is not quite right before the time when I grab her and stuff
her in the crate. She loves that.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:32 AM (sdi6R)


Why not stuff her into the crate now, or while she's sleeping?

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:34 AM (JO9+V)

489 So when the electors vote and Trump wins, what becomes the new Democrat theme?


Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 19, 2016 12:08 AM (J8/9G)
---

Impeach!

Traitor!

Imprison!

War Crimes!

Those seem to be good choices.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:34 AM (puFVl)

490 483

Did you consider breaking protocol and giving them both a little snack before midnight tonight?
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:33 AM (Am6Ij)


Of course. Midnight snack is standard protocol around here.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:35 AM (sdi6R)

491 However, he had a vacation on an obscure Caribbean island with no phone, no tv, no internet.

----------

No motorcars? Not a single luxury?
Posted by: Crew of the SS Minnow



ironically, now shibumi is sashaying around like ginger.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:35 AM (cPsPa)

492 Why not stuff her into the crate now, or while she's sleeping?
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:34 AM
---

Putting in crate = meowing.

Putting in crate the night before= Power Meowing= No Sleep

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:36 AM (puFVl)

493 So when the electors vote and Trump wins, what becomes the new Democrat theme?



Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 19, 2016 12:08 AM (J8/9G)
---

Impeach!

Traitor!

Imprison!

War Crimes!

Those seem to be good choices.


Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:34 AM (puFVl)


Vive la Resistance! seems to be popular too.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:36 AM (JO9+V)

494

Of course. Midnight snack is standard protocol around here.

Oh.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:36 AM (Am6Ij)

495 means that she will already suspect that
something is not quite right before the time when I grab her and stuff
her in the crate. She loves that.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:32 AM (sdi6R)



oh yeah, I dated a girl like that once too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:37 AM (cPsPa)

496 480 I have to take one of my cats in for ultrasound tomorrow, and she's not allowed to have any food or water after midnight.

So tomorrow morning, I'll go through all my usual morning activities, like showering, making coffee, getting dressed, brushing teeth, etc. without feeding her.

I think she's going to notice that last part.

Which means that she will already suspect that something is not quite right before the time when I grab her and stuff her in the crate. She loves that.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:32 AM (sdi6R)



Oh, yeah, this'll work.....



I have found that welding gloves can be very useful in a variety of non-welding circumstances, such as pruning a berry bramble. You might want to think about getting a pair.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

497 488
Why not stuff her into the crate now, or while she's sleeping?
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:34 AM (JO9+V)


So I can listen to eight hours of nonstop yowling? Yeah, no.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:38 AM (sdi6R)

498 ironically, now shibumi is sashaying around like ginger.
--

I was Ginger for a short time in October.

Have now morphed back into cranky Maryanne who does not want to talk to people in real life.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:39 AM (puFVl)

499 Watching Hollow Man.

Posted by: The Autumn Wind is a Raider at December 19, 2016 12:39 AM (ahx2/)

500
This is the same cat that poops on your bedroom pillows?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:39 AM (Am6Ij)

501 Well, a lot of garp was garbage, but the author really had a skill in drawing you into his world and just when you thought their life was great, he destroyed it. Over and over he did that to garp, and while a lot of it was pure crap (the trannies, the mother, the whole beginning, etc.) I liked the skill of the author in playing with the reader and making this wonderful life with garp finally married and two wonderful kids, and then boom - he fucks it all up. It was very cruel to the reader, and i think skillful.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at December 19, 2016 12:40 AM (LWu6U)

502 Was watching "Knight and Day", Tom Cruise. He warns Cameron, "they're going to DIP you" ... she is confused, he explains. "DIP you, disinformation protocol, they'll convince you I'm crazy, dangerous ...".

Posted by: illiniwek at December 19, 2016 12:30 AM (/aIFg)


That was a really fun movie.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 19, 2016 12:40 AM (zc3Db)

503 Have now morphed back into cranky Maryanne who does not want to talk to people in real life.

Mary Anne was better anyway.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 19, 2016 12:41 AM (IcT7t)

504 I was Ginger for a short time in October.

Have now morphed back into cranky Maryanne who does not want to talk to people in real life.
Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:41 AM (cPsPa)

505 I have found that welding gloves can be very useful in a variety of non-welding circumstances, such as pruning a berry bramble. You might want to think about getting a pair.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:37 AM
--

OMG.

If my cat-- who is not a pick me up cat but sweet none the less-- saw me coming anywhere near her with welding gloves on she'd be behind the china cabinet in an instant. And if I managed to get her out of there, the rest of the house is game.

/some kitties are a bit high strung and nervous you see...

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:42 AM (BmI83)

506 500
This is the same cat that poops on your bedroom pillows?
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:39 AM (Am6Ij)


No, she never did that, but there was one time when I know she was thinking about it.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:43 AM (sdi6R)

507 Mary Anne was better anyway.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 19, 2016 12:41 AM (IcT7t)




well, she was cute, perky, low maintenance. bitchy mary anne not the clear cut winner.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:43 AM (cPsPa)

508 384 Okay so here are the numbers...

If I cashed in on the smaller stocks, I would get appx $275.

But, they cost me nearly $1,000.

I guess I am just so torn. If there is anyway to turn it around, I want to. But, it just hasn't happened yet.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 18, 2016 11:54 PM (smD62)


I understand. I've lost money, too, and have learned investing and, especially, the preservation of money the hard way.

The math isn't in your favor. You lost approximately 72% of the value on those stocks but, to recoup your losses, they are going to have to increase in value over 200%.

I have a feeling a lot of your money was eaten up by fees.

You may consider looking for an investment club in your area. They often have a lot of smart people who are good at researching stocks and ETFs and can help you find a low-cost investment service. They'll also help you to set up ways to preserve your gains, like the stop loss method that I linked to.

I'm sorry you lost money. It wasn't a lot of money but it still stinks. Look at it as an education -- losing money isn't pleasant and you can learn how to lock in your gains and limit your losses in the future.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at December 19, 2016 12:43 AM (nvMvs)

509 Why does Trump Hate persons of color? He is not fit to be Presdent and Presdent Obama should refer to that Constitution thing and appoint Hillary Presdent to save the county !!! Trump lied and America Died !!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at December 19, 2016 12:44 AM (Fbj4h)

510 >>>Where's that Garrett clapping guy? It's your time to shine!


Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2016 10:13 PM (IfLog)<<<

**clapping all the way home**
Whew! Sorry I took so long. I just got home after that nail-biter of a game.

Let me tell you, I'm so proud of our team tonight. Dez was great! He made some nice catches and held onto the ball, which... you know... we pay him millions of dollars to do. But he was darn terrific. And our D, well, they had me worried for a second there, but they sure pulled it out at the end. And that David Irving. What a beast. In Winston's face all through that 4th quarter. We'll definitely have to sit him for the next game. Don't want him wearing out all that pass rushing talent!
**clapping like maniac on the floor, clapping like I've never clapped before**

Posted by: Jason Garrett, idiot soul stealing ginger clapping seal at December 19, 2016 12:44 AM (ZAlOu)

511 The mere appearance of The Crate is sufficient to cause Mike Hammer's Cat to hie for some hidey spot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 19, 2016 12:45 AM (ZO497)

512 501 Well, a lot of garp was garbage, but the author really had a skill in drawing you into his world and just when you thought their life was great, he destroyed it. Over and over he did that to garp, and while a lot of it was pure crap (the trannies, the mother, the whole beginning, etc.) I liked the skill of the author in playing with the reader and making this wonderful life with garp finally married and two wonderful kids, and then boom - he fucks it all up. It was very cruel to the reader, and i think skillful.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at December 19, 2016 12:40 AM (LWu6U)



That's a very accurate, insightful analysis -- we definitely read the same book and processed the same themes, symbology, narrative arc, and the like. Where we seem to differ most boils down to our inner masochism.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

513 Nite all, off to a nap now.

Be well you Morons. It's -11 here in NW IL, down to -16 tonight. Yay!

FU Al Gore and the BS you spew.

Posted by: Farmer at December 19, 2016 12:45 AM (o/90i)

514 Mary Anne was better anyway.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 19, 2016 12:41 AM (IcT7t)


True, true. But a man cannot be totally happy on coconut cream pies alone. Mrs. Howell knows what boys like!

Posted by: The Professor at December 19, 2016 12:46 AM (JO9+V)

515
remember the episode when Maryanne KONKED her head and woke up believing she was GINGER?

The professor convinced Ginger to pretend she was Maryanne until Maryanne un-konked her head.

Maryanne was confused why all her clothes were too long and proceeded to cut up all of Ginger's clothes -- Ginger was livid!

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at December 19, 2016 12:46 AM (Am6Ij)

516
Anyway, in that episode, Maryanne acted all sexy and alluring and wore Ginger's sexy evening gowns.

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at December 19, 2016 12:47 AM (Am6Ij)

517 bad santa

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at December 19, 2016 12:48 AM (LWu6U)

518 well, from what I understand you can go after with the welding gloves on but you have to kiss her before you grab her.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2016 12:48 AM (cPsPa)

519 516
Anyway, in that episode, Maryanne acted all sexy and alluring and wore Ginger's sexy evening gowns.

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at December 19, 2016 12:47 AM (Am6Ij)


Best of both worlds, so to speak.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:50 AM (sdi6R)

520 Have now morphed back into cranky Maryanne who does not want to talk to people in real life.
Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people
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I'm heading down that road too. I'd rather not deal with people at all these days.
Not a good thing for a radio broadcaster.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 19, 2016 12:50 AM (rJUlF)

521 505 I have found that welding gloves can be very useful in a variety of non-welding circumstances, such as pruning a berry bramble. You might want to think about getting a pair.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:37 AM
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OMG.

If my cat-- who is not a pick me up cat but sweet none the less-- saw me coming anywhere near her with welding gloves on she'd be behind the china cabinet in an instant. And if I managed to get her out of there, the rest of the house is game.

/some kitties are a bit high strung and nervous you see...

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 19, 2016 12:42 AM (BmI83)



Most cats I know are going to object to being stuffed into a crate in the first place. For this assignment, you pull the cat aside into a small place that you have prepared -- like a bathroom or laundry room -- shut the door, pull the crate and gloves from where they have been hidden, put on the gloves, grab the cat and stuff her in the crate and close the door, take off the gloves, and treat any wounds you may have suffered in the process.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:50 AM (EzgxV)

522
oh yeah, and we got to see Ginger in Maryanne's blouse tied up around her bellybutton.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:51 AM (Am6Ij)

523 Would a cat fall for the old catnip in the back of the crate trick?

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:53 AM (JO9+V)

524 *Would a cat fall for the old catnip in the back of the crate trick?
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:53 AM (JO9+V)*

My experience, yes. Once. Best save that trick for when you really need it.

Posted by: tbodie at December 19, 2016 12:55 AM (NLny5)

525 505
Most cats I know are going to object to being stuffed into a crate in the first place. For this assignment, you pull the cat aside into a small place that you have prepared -- like a bathroom or laundry room -- shut the door, pull the crate and gloves from where they have been hidden, put on the gloves, grab the cat and stuff her in the crate and close the door, take off the gloves, and treat any wounds you may have suffered in the process.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:50 AM (EzgxV)


The only way I've found that works is to grab her while she's eating. Which is cruel as hell, but it gets the job done.

And it's not an option for tomorrow morning.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 12:56 AM (sdi6R)

526 I think this may be appropriate here -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIoOJKLHeY0

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

527 I think I get it...while the Horde is full of wonderful people, I have a dearth of people who I would talk with like this IRL.

---
i talk to several Horde members IRL...

even bought an illegal Class 3 firearm from one.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 12:57 AM (JKi7U)

528 oh yeah, and we got to see Ginger in Maryanne's blouse tied up around her bellybutton.





Posted by: Soothsayer at December 19, 2016 12:51 AM (Am6Ij)

Nice, but I got to see Mrs. Howell in her merry widow get up from Frederick's of Hollywood. Made my bunsen burner light up!

Posted by: The Professor at December 19, 2016 12:59 AM (JO9+V)

529 rickl, while you are doing the hard thing tomorrow morning, remember that it is in your cats best interest.

And extra lap time may help him/her get over the experience.

Posted by: tbodie at December 19, 2016 12:59 AM (NLny5)

530 >>>Would a cat fall for the old catnip in the back of the crate trick?


Posted by: Count de Monet at December 19, 2016 12:53 AM (JO9+V)<<<

Laser. Pointer.

Just lead the kitty right on in.

Posted by: what could go wrong? at December 19, 2016 01:00 AM (ZAlOu)

531 I understand that "scruffing" them -- grabbing the loose flesh at the back of their neck like mom used to -- might help. But, yeah, the "no food" thing is more difficult than "one hand tied behind your back."

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

532 * transporter sound *

* thudding sound as I materialize a foot above the floor *

I'm back, I'm home, and it's good.

Running water is a luxury.

Posted by: mindful webworker - where the heat is at December 19, 2016 01:03 AM (Njtx4)

533 I just wrap up the cat in a gift box and take it to Rusty and Ellen's place for Christmas.

Posted by: Aunt Bethany at December 19, 2016 01:04 AM (JO9+V)

534 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 19, 2016 01:06 AM (IcT7t)

535 Goodnight Blanco.

Posted by: tbodie at December 19, 2016 01:07 AM (NLny5)

536 i talk to several Horde members IRL...

even bought an illegal Class 3 firearm from one.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 12:57 AM (JKi7U)

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Heh.

Niters Blanco

Posted by: The Autumn Wind is a Raider at December 19, 2016 01:07 AM (ahx2/)

537 Kira is the sweetest, most affectionate cat you can possibly imagine.

But she's also very strong-willed, which is part of her charm.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 01:08 AM (sdi6R)

538 'nite Blanco.

Posted by: Infidel at December 19, 2016 01:09 AM (a62hT)

539 Puddleglum: ...Politics is there religion.

* sound of fingernails on blackboard *

Reminded me that this afternoon I was behind a car which had this markered on its rear window:
Honk if your horny

Grammar Nitpicker mode kicked in and I didn't know whether to honk or not because I couldn't figure out, if my horny what?

Posted by: mindful webworker - honk tweet blaat at December 19, 2016 01:11 AM (Njtx4)

540 Good night and God bless, Horde.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 19, 2016 01:12 AM (rJUlF)

541 537 Kira is the sweetest, most affectionate cat you can possibly imagine.

But she's also very strong-willed, which is part of her charm.

Posted by: rickl at December 19, 2016 01:08 AM (sdi6R)


She's a sweetheart, and you're paying money for a medical treatment because you love her. But.....



Confined area, hidden crate and gloves, try "scruffing", and it's off to the races. Let the vet's medical staff deal with getting her back in the crate, go home, feed -- and let the healing begin.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

542 Grammar Nitpicker mode kicked in and I didn't know whether to honk or not because I couldn't figure out, if my horny what?
Posted by: mindful webworker - honk tweet blaat at December 19, 2016 01:11 AM

Lol. Probably saved yourself untold grief.

Posted by: tbodie at December 19, 2016 01:15 AM (NLny5)

543 539: Me grammer is badly? Unpossible!!

:-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 19, 2016 01:16 AM (S10qa)

544 Goodnight rickl, and good luck with Kira in the morning. It's been a busy day and I'm signing out, as well.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV)

545 Goodnight CW, rickl and cthulhu. May the peace of God surround you.

Posted by: tbodie at December 19, 2016 01:18 AM (NLny5)

546 So, anyone still here?

Posted by: tbodie at December 19, 2016 01:21 AM (NLny5)

547 Kira is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful cat I've ever known in my life.

Posted by: Chuck C at December 19, 2016 01:21 AM (h99GH)

548 Glad I'm among others who think Firemen are "cellar savers."

I'm sure they nice guys and swell people and all that, but "firefighting" today is mostly bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:00 PM (Am6Ij)

Late to the party, but firemen can and do put fires out. If they get there in time. November 8, election night, there was a range fire less than half a mile south of my place. Fire department attended, put out spot fires, and called in a local farmer with a big-ass tractor, who plowed up a fire break that stopped the spread of the fire. I have pictures. Looked pretty scary when I first saw it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 19, 2016 01:22 AM (MiBfH)

549 Okay, all the party poopers are gone. Bring out the good stuff.

Posted by: mindful webworker - top-shelf Val-u-rite at December 19, 2016 01:26 AM (Njtx4)

550 the LAFD saved our house from a yard fire that got pretty scary...

yeah, they kicked in the front AND back doors to get to the other side of the fire, besides hacking out the gate and it's lock, but since both the garage and the house were about to catch, partly melted shingles on the garage and a cracked outer window on the breakfast nook window, it was a fair trade...

once the aluminum ladder and the trashcan full of deer cans started burning, shit got ugly.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 01:29 AM (JKi7U)

551 it was suggested to me to get the cat used to the carrier by putting treats in it every so often, then when they need to go "for a ride", they'll go in. I'm not sure if that works, at least not after the first trip is not such a joy ride.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 19, 2016 01:30 AM (/aIFg)

552 beer cans...

st00pid fingers.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 01:30 AM (JKi7U)

553 549 Okay, all the party poopers are gone. Bring out the good stuff.

Posted by: mindful webworker - top-shelf Val-u-rite at December 19, 2016 01:26 AM (Njtx4)



I was going to hold out until the Vogon Poetry recital at the top of the hour, but left when I heard it was canceled.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 19, 2016 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

554 I was going to hold out until the Vogon Poetry recital at the top of the hour, but left when I heard it was canceled.
---
good news!

it's been replaced with an exhibition of Moochelle Obola boudoir photos...

enjoy!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 01:37 AM (JKi7U)

555 I call Shenannigans that "It's a Wonderful Life" is the most beloved christmas movie of Indiana.

It is without a doubt "A christmas Story" The ONLY reason "It's a wonderful life" might win, is based on broadcast frequency.

HOWEVER! A Christmas story is not only a good christmas movie, it takes place in my home town. At Christmas time, it's virtually impossible to walk down the street and not hear a family or some couple or some kids with the entertatinment system loud, watching the adventures of Ralphie and his friends.

And I've personally met Randy. He's a dick. But a great character in a great movie.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 19, 2016 01:40 AM (CIpNU)

556 And "Santa Baby" performed by Earttha Kitt is one of the greatest songs that ever was, and though I never found her particularly attractive other than her walk Eartha is one of the most profoundly attractive women ever.

A true Icon, and I think I read once that it is for HER that the term "sex kitten" was applied.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 19, 2016 01:43 AM (CIpNU)

557 If your house is on fire the main responsibility of the Fire Dept. is to keep it from spreading to your neighbors' houses.
If they can save your house, so much the better, but, let's face it, your house is already on fire.

Posted by: navybrat at December 19, 2016 01:44 AM (w7KSn)

558 redc1c4: ...it's been replaced with an exhibition of Moochelle Obola boudoir photos...

That's the one that ran in "TV Guys" magazine, right? (IYKWIMAITTYD)

Posted by: mindful webworker - suddenly a shot rang out at December 19, 2016 01:45 AM (Njtx4)

559 My bedside anime toy is calling me to bed now, whispering how warm it will be under the covers, so I guess I'll miss the Yoko Ono singalong marathon.



May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
may his foes flee before him.
May you blow them away like smoke--
as wax melts before the fire,
may the wicked perish before God.
But may the righteous be glad
and rejoice before God;
may they be happy and joyful.


and party on, dudes.

z

Posted by: mindful webworker - a cat howled, thunder rumbled at December 19, 2016 01:47 AM (Njtx4)

560 555 I call Shenannigans that "It's a Wonderful Life" is the most beloved christmas movie of Indiana.

It is without a doubt "A christmas Story" The ONLY reason "It's a wonderful life" might win, is based on broadcast frequency.

HOWEVER! A Christmas story is not only a good christmas movie, it takes place in my home town. At Christmas time, it's virtually impossible to walk down the street and not hear a family or some couple or some kids with the entertatinment system loud, watching the adventures of Ralphie and his friends.

And I've personally met Randy. He's a dick. But a great character in a great movie.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 19, 2016 01:40 AM (CIpNU)



Good to see you around, Wickedpinto.



*boop*

Posted by: shroedinger's cthulhu at December 19, 2016 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

561 Best ever Christmas song is Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L8_475FKJWQ

Posted by: Sharkman at December 19, 2016 01:49 AM (hbQ7H)

562 even bought an illegal Class 3 firearm from one.

---
true story: Jim Sub Sunk mentioned in an ONT that he had a NIB Mossberg that he needed to sell to pay for something.

i took the offer to Resident Evil, and the deal was done throught the usual set of FFls on both ends and everyone was happy, as product was as described and price was met.

then herself took it to shoot sporting clays, shortly after it came home.

about the 3rd station, when she pulled the trigger on the first bird, both barrels went off.

much discussion amongst the party, reloaded, reshot the station, no problemo.

a few stations later, same thing, more discussion, then reshoot.

the third time it happened, a few moar stations down the trail, RE says "FTS, IQ" calls it a day and starts for home.

she calls me, i meet her at the local taco shop, transfer iffy gun and head straight to FFL, while she goes home to eat prior to taking NASIDS for the blunt force trauma to her shoulder. (severe bruising, etc)

they contact Mossberg, who sends them shipping tag, who then gets the gun, apparently replaces all parts inside the receiver, then proceeds to shoot, from the debris in the barrel when we got it back, a case of ammo to ensure it was no longer full auto.

great gun otherwise, and it's now just a funny story, and Jim's a great guy, from my interactions.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 01:49 AM (JKi7U)

563 As near as I can figure out about that bizarre electoral college/actor video is that they all believe, including Martin Sheen himself, that at some point in real life Martin Sheen was POTUS and therefore, he has credibility to pontificate and lead the rest of them to speak as well on this issue. I would think that surely they must know this is not true, but I kinda' sorta; don't think they do.

Posted by: gracepc at December 19, 2016 01:50 AM (OU4q6)

564 A WickedPinto sighting!

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 19, 2016 01:51 AM (Fn9AZ)

565 I would think that surely they must know this is not true, but I kinda' sorta; don't think they do.
---
from my, admittedly, limited interaction with "Industry" types, they don't can't tell the difference, especially "talent"...

fing moonbats, for the most part.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 02:00 AM (JKi7U)

566 I would think that surely they must know this is not true, but I kinda' sorta; don't think they do.


Posted by: gracepc at December 19, 2016 01:50 AM (OU4q6)



I think it was Val Kilmer who believes he knows all about everything because he played it in a movie. (In his next movie he should be a clear liquid in a plastic bottle, he seems to know all about being one of those...)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 19, 2016 02:06 AM (vbvxt)

567 Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 02:00 AM (JKi7U)

case in point: i ran into Jack Black at the local polling place during the November 2012 election (i was an inspector for one of the 4 precincts voting at the site)

having been outside for a different reason, and vaguely knowing who he was, i approached him to tell him that there were paparazzi there in the parking lot, waiting for him (he was with his wife and kids). he tried to ignore me, bad move, apparently thinking i was a fan, but eventually i got his attention and relayed the info, explaining that, as a conservative, i figured everyone had a right to privacy and a personal life.

he was agog that there might be a conservative in the area, and said so. seeing he was an asshat, i simply told him that of course i was a conservative, because we couldn't all be ignorant idiots.

he was not pleased and i did not ask for an autograph.

last seen, he was talking with them, as his family snuck out the side, so apparently he was somewhat appreciative of my intercession, but he could be lying in the gutter on fire and i would not piss on him in the future.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 02:09 AM (JKi7U)

568 /me nudges thread with toe, holds mirror over mouth/nose

guess i better call my lawyer

BIAB!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 02:25 AM (JKi7U)

569 MisHum:

"The internet and it's humble beginnings."

[Hangs head in silent mourning for five seconds.]

Posted by: zombie at December 19, 2016 02:31 AM (jBuUi)

570 It's Christmas time.

everyone is busy with shit like love and family, so they don't have time for us red.

PUSSY'S

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 19, 2016 02:34 AM (CIpNU)

571 what's "love"?

i'm married, so i have no idea.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 02:38 AM (JKi7U)

572 We really need to get Big Cider money out Washington. And CHINA! Oh my god. They're starting to influence how cider is regulated in America. In fact, just the other day I overheard another damn lobbyist saying "whose cider Yuan!?!?"

Posted by: Donald J Trump at December 19, 2016 02:48 AM (7cqHD)

573

"whose cider Yuan!?!?"


What do you ming by that?

Posted by: Arbalest at December 19, 2016 02:50 AM (FlRtG)

574 What do you ming by that?

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why do you axe?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 02:59 AM (JKi7U)

575 heya red

Posted by: The Autumn Wind is a Raider at December 19, 2016 03:02 AM (CRotO)

576 You may want to try introducing the crate to the cat before the actual time that the crate is required.

Set up the crate in the living room, open the door, put a towel in the crate, make the crate inviting. Cats like enclosed spaces.

Leave it there for a week before you need to actually put the cat in the crate.

That way when the cat needs to go in the crate it's not like a whole new kind of trauma.

Posted by: navybrat at December 19, 2016 03:08 AM (w7KSn)

577 So this dingus goes to a foreign country, even a poor one, with $100 in cash and is surprised when her multi-day trip is a little constrained in the spending department? Jesus. Even in places as staggeringly cheap as Nicaragua I reckon on $50 a day, plus a 100% safety margin. So she should have taken at least $800, which is still chump change. In, for example, the UK, you should make sure you have access to $1000 per person per week in actual cash money and preferably $2000. For Europe, the best way is a SWIFT transaction before you go to someone with a bank account there, and take out pounds or euros from their account.

Posted by: David Gillies at December 19, 2016 03:18 AM (tjHrt)

578 we leave the crates in the living spaces...

the furry fucktards are NOT fooled.

the crates are evil and not trusted, no matter what.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 03:20 AM (JKi7U)

579 The funny about the cats and the crates, it's often hell to get the cats in to the crates, and in to the vet's office.

Once the cats are in the vet's office all they want to do is get back in the crate.

Posted by: navybrat at December 19, 2016 03:22 AM (w7KSn)

580 For Europe, the best way is a SWIFT transaction before you go to someone
with a bank account there, and take out pounds or euros from their
account.
---
or just stay your ass in the USA.

fuck those foreign mofos and all their unarmed terror targets.

vacation here in the US where CCW reciprocity is in effect.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 03:25 AM (JKi7U)

581 Once the cats are in the vet's office all they want to do is get back in the crate.
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truth.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 03:26 AM (JKi7U)

582 that's twice...

im outta here before i become a serial killer.

let the day walkers resurrect this thread.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 03:49 AM (JKi7U)

583 Don't think twice, red.

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

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 19, 2016 04:11 AM (Fn9AZ)

584 i've got a sleep that burns....

all night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z6V8rD9dCk


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 19, 2016 04:21 AM (JKi7U)

585 Crap, its Monday again. Oh well.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at December 19, 2016 04:29 AM (5sOEp)

586 Both my cats love to be in things, the crate or we put the laundry basket over them and they are content for a long time.

Posted by: Skip at December 19, 2016 04:33 AM (5sOEp)

587 Morning all. Dr. Simon Gorka " The era of the pajamaboy is over on Jan. 20th".

Posted by: Ben Had at December 19, 2016 04:35 AM (koJdH)

588 Until colleges stop being run by leftists ( not in my lifetime I'm guessing) they will still keep trying to turn out 'pajama boys'

Posted by: Skip at December 19, 2016 05:11 AM (5sOEp)

589 Good Morning Everyone.

Accuweather has it -5 here. The Thermometer outside the window has it -11.

It's cold. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 19, 2016 05:12 AM (d76uN)

590 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 05:17 AM (u82oZ)

591 Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 05:17 AM (u82oZ)

If cleaning your Home does this, Mrs. Tim and I, have it covered for now.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 19, 2016 05:21 AM (d76uN)

592 Good morning Tim in Il.

Intellicast has it 2 here, with little wind. The thermometer on the porch has it at zero.

I'm up early because I have extra preparations due to the cold. But I can truthfully say this is a heat wave compared with yesterday morning.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 05:22 AM (u82oZ)

593 If you click on through to that Gatebox website, not only do they have a preorder price (298,000 yen = $2,535.8, they have a character biography page in which you find out that she's supposed to be the daughter of some interdimensional researcher and she got into a program to homestay in our world.

Reminds me of the time that Microsoft Japan decided to jump on the bandwagon beginning with Windows 7 and design official anime girl personifications for their operating systems. Fan artists had designed unofficial versions of all of them, even going back to MS-DOS, but starting with Nanami Madobe, Microsoft themselves hired animators and voice actors to be promo mascots. If this hologram box thing ever ran Windows they'd probably license them over.

Posted by: Dan K. at December 19, 2016 05:29 AM (vzWa2)

594 No heat wave on the schedule here. Not for a long while. Best stay right where I am, next to the Fireplace.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 19, 2016 05:29 AM (d76uN)

595 Posted by: Dan K. at December 19, 2016 05:29 AM (vzWa2)

You have won 500 AoSHQ Bonus Points for getting the cool smiley in a post. Moose out front will give you a voucher.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 19, 2016 05:31 AM (d76uN)

596 Starting 1 January I will be responsible for removing snow from Township roads. Wahoo. I want a mild winter. Data says the current solar cycle bottoms out in 2019.

Currently the outlying roads are dusted with snow over an thin ice base. The main roads are mostly clear.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 05:38 AM (u82oZ)

597 Around here, a lot of roads get that 5% saline wash. That seems to work better than traditional salting.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 19, 2016 05:49 AM (d76uN)

598 Big question: will Hillary or Jill demand a recount if Trump wins the electoral votes today?

Posted by: Colin at December 19, 2016 05:54 AM (ogUTd)

599 Tim in Illinois, it depends on the outside temperature. Other salts, like calcium chloride, may work better than NaCl.

I have yet to have my turn-over brief, so I will look for answers there and elsewhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 05:57 AM (u82oZ)

600 Colin, no recount. My prediction.

Hillary, on the rare occasions she is sober or contemplative, should know that Trump will do a better job as President. Based on the traditions of America, which she loathes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 05:59 AM (u82oZ)

601 NaCly Dog

It might just be that the stuff is cheaper than other salts too. You might not have noticed but this state is in sorry shape.

When the lights do finally go out here, I'm hoping to be one of the survivors.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 19, 2016 06:01 AM (d76uN)

602 Tim in Illinois, good points.

NaCl is always cheaper than CaCl2.

Mark down which houses had Hillary 2016 lawn posters. When IL collapses, take their stuff.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 06:04 AM (u82oZ)

603 Well, this is fun, but lots of preps today.

I may pop in for a bit later.


May every traffic light turn green as you approach.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 06:06 AM (u82oZ)

604 "Mark down which houses had Hillary 2016 lawn posters. When IL collapses, take their stuff. "

I lol'ed

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 19, 2016 06:06 AM (d76uN)

605 Tim in Illinois, I wanted to add this.

In a litigious society, lawsuit avoidance is a cost saving measure. One wrongful death goes for $1 million dollars at trial, as a baseline.

If I am responsible, I want to use the money effectively. The chemical constraints (freezing point depression based on concentration of various salts) are known. I still need to look at the budget. I'm all for life-cycle maintenance costs and effectiveness. And I pay those taxes myself. So I have a hand in the game.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 06:12 AM (u82oZ)

606 [I[]So I have a hand in the game.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 06:12 AM (u82oZ)

You thieving bastard! Give it back!

Posted by: Michelle 'One Armed Bandit' Fields at December 19, 2016 06:15 AM (dQLTf)

607 The fact that those 10 heavy blue States are bleeding citizens is not a thing for conservatives in red States to celebrate. The fact is most of those blue State citizens voted for that liberal crap that made their blue State a hell. And they continue to vote that way when they get where they are going. That is how they earned the name "locusts".


In defense the red States should enact residency laws that require ten years to earn the right to vote in their new home. Give them time to learn what it means to live in a red State.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 19, 2016 06:19 AM (mpXpK)

608 LOL. Not an arm in the game. A hand.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 06:19 AM (u82oZ)

609 Seeing more and more MSM news stories that point out some any view they don't like is "fake" news. Good example: WAPO had one yesterday about Hillary and her newfound love for walks in the woods and meeting the commoners. Writer helpfully pointed out that any suggestion that these random meetings are in any way stage managed or anything other the friendly, outdoorsy Hillary bumping into the locals while out for a stroll with her security detail surrounding her and securing the path was based on hateful fake news blogs.

Posted by: Ripley at December 19, 2016 06:21 AM (1BQGO)

610 In defense the red States should enact residency laws that require ten years to earn the right to vote in their new home. Give them time to learn what it means to live in a red State.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 19, 2016 06:19 AM (mpXpK)


Speaking as a born and bred Masshole and having watched New Hampshire turn from God's country into Massachusetts North, I heartily agree with Teh Vic's proposal.

Got a little work to do. See you on J.J.'s morning thread.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 19, 2016 06:26 AM (X6fMO)

611 "locusts"

Don't think of them as locust. Think of them as returnees. They are returning to the land of big gubber'mintism that spawned them.

They are returning to the places where being taken care of cradle to grave was the responsibility of "masters".

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 19, 2016 06:26 AM (d76uN)

612 Hillary bumping into the locals while out for a
stroll with her security detail surrounding her and securing the path
was based on hateful fake news blogs.


Posted by: Ripley at December 19, 2016 06:21 AM (1BQGO)

One of the most BS stories I have read....your right, its all pre planned, and to make it look like Hillary is human after all. Hillary walking in the woods?

Posted by: Colin at December 19, 2016 06:27 AM (ogUTd)

613 outdoorsy Hillary bumping into the locals while out
for a stroll with her security detail surrounding her and securing the
path was based on hateful fake news blogs.


Posted by: Ripley


Probably MeeMaw has Sundowners Syndrome.

Only she wakes up at 2 PM after an all day drunk the day before, thinks it's nighttime, and goes awandering.

Peeking in your windows like Drunk Creepy Elf on the Shelf

Posted by: Bruce at December 19, 2016 06:27 AM (8ikIW)

614 EMT up!

Posted by: Bruce at December 19, 2016 06:29 AM (8ikIW)

615 610 Speaking as a born and bred Masshole and having
watched New Hampshire turn from God's country into Massachusetts North, I
heartily agree with Teh Vic's proposal.



Got a little work to do. See you on J.J.'s morning thread.



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 19, 2016 06:26 AM (X6fMO)

We had a lot of co-workers at my old place of work that came from some of those Blue State hells. Had some interesting conversations on those long graveyard shifts in the control room. One night one of those blue State transplants complained about the lack of local programs in the schools and counties like they "used to have in their old home State". So I asked him; "how do you like the property taxes here as opposed to <blue State hell?>"

He shut up.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 19, 2016 06:32 AM (mpXpK)

616 611 Don't think of them as locust. Think of them as
returnees. They are returning to the land of big gubber'mintism that
spawned them.



They are returning to the places where being taken care of cradle to grave was the responsibility of "masters".

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at December 19, 2016 06:26 AM (d76uN)

You will have to explain that one to me.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 19, 2016 06:33 AM (mpXpK)

617 Not an arm in the game. A hand.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 19, 2016 06:19 AM (u82oZ)


Last I checked, a hand is not attached to a leg.

Posted by: RickZ at December 19, 2016 06:38 AM (dQLTf)

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