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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (1/3/17)

Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Our government needs to adopt a pro-market agenda that doesn't pick winners and losers, but it invites competition and it levels the playing field for everyone. Sarah Palin


Quote II

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. H. L. Mencken

A moron over the last 8 years would have been preferable to the narcissistic jackass that has occupied the White House.


Quote III

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”
― Gerald R. Ford


Quote IV

“If the national GOP is a vehicle for ensuring that John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have a car and driver and a Gulf emir-sized retinue, then it’s very effective. If it’s a vehicle for advancing conservative principles, then it’s a rusted-up lemon on cinder blocks.” — Mark Steyn


Quote V

2 Thessalonians 3:10 New International Version
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat."


Anything worth having is worth working for. Except Finland.

Finland’s center-right government hopes the experiment will curb unemployment in the country, which currently stand at around 8.1 percent, or 213,000 out of a nation of 5.5 million. Olli Kangas, of Finnish benefits agency KELA, told the AP that the scheme is intended to counter the “disincentive problem” among the unemployed. Citizens without a job in Finland can refuse new work if it is short-term or low-paid, so it’s thought that giving these individuals benefits even after they’ve got a job will dispel the fear “of losing out.”

“WILL THIS LEAD THEM TO BOLDLY EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT KINDS OF JOBS?”
“It’s highly interesting to see how it makes people behave,” said Kangas. “Or, as some critics claim, make them lazier with the knowledge of getting a basic income without doing anything?” The income will certainly not match that of Finland’s employed citizens, who earn roughly €3,500 per month in the private sector.


The civilized countries of our world have gotten fat and lazy and too full of themselves.


Government. What can't it do? We have seen over the years government from local to state to federal get involved in picking winners and losers. Of course, they know better than the average citizen and the free market. Even local libraries wish to enter the fray.

Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley -- entering fake driver's license and address details into the library system -- and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, in order to trick the system into believing that the books they loved were being circulated to the library's patrons, thus rescuing the books from automated purges of low-popularity titles.


What are a few library books? Let's look at the restaurant business in Montreal. Yes, even our neighbors to the north enjoy picking winners and losers.


Since they (and you know who they are) know more than you do, are more important than you, they need to live better than you. Ever wonder why "higher" education costs are as high as they are?

Meet Dr. DeRionne Pollard, president of Montgomery College, the biggest junior college in the state of Maryland:

Dr. Pollard’s current contract shows that she receives a $281,000 salary with a possible five percent annual bonus. In addition, she has a $3,000 housing allowance each month for her home. All of her work-related travel plus her wife’s travel costs are covered.
Why are taxpayers paying for a spouse’s travel? And not just the backpacking sort of travel:

NBC reported on her questionable expense of spending $1,792 for a five-day hotel room at the Marriott Wardman in northwest D.C. The hotel is only about 30 minutes from her house.


Property taxes too high? Could it have anything to do with pensions? It might in El Monte, CA.

El Monte’s retirement costs totaled $16.5 million this year. That’s equal to 28% of the city’s general fund. Among California’s 10 largest cities, only San Jose paid as much toward retirement costs relative to its general fund. Los Angeles spends 20% of its general fund on retirement costs.

El Monte’s outsize pension bill weighs heavily on the San Gabriel Valley city of 116,000, where half the residents were born outside the United States and a quarter live below the poverty line.

The idea for the supplemental plan arose in 2000, after the city council granted El Monte police officers the right to retire with up to 90% of their highest salary guaranteed for life.

Yes, GUARANTEED FOR LIFE. This city council and other government bodies should learn the definition of FIDUCIARY DUTY.


While we are talking about good money being flushed down the toilet. University of WI is currently taking applications for its “Men’s Project,” a six-week program that aims to counter the alleged harmful effects of society’s masculinity paradigms and pressures and empower participants to promote “gender equity.”

It’s open only to “men-identified students” at the public university and “operates on a transformative model of social justice allyship,” according to a news release on the university’s website, which adds “by encouraging that kind of dialogue among a men-identified cohort, the goal is to create a sense of security in vulnerability throughout the six-week program

Men identified? Doesn't that mean a guy with a penis?


January 3rd. Did you go into the New Year with resolutions? Have you made health resolutions before in the past? Have you broken those resolutions? This new study could explain the reason it's so hard to stick to your exercise resolutions. Your brain is working against you.

Now science may have found a reason why most people are unable to stick to exercise for very long.

Researchers have found physical inactivity results from altered dopamine receptors in obese mice rather than excess body weight, according to a US study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.

"We know that physical activity is linked to overall good health, but not much is known about why people or animals with obesity are less active," says the study’s senior author Alexxai V. Kravitz.


Then there are politicians who give big speeches on New Year's Eve. One of those was PM Angela Merkel of Germany. Clearly the woman has some type of issues based upon delusions and reality.

The embattled Chancellor, who is surrounded by armed guards around the clock and travels everywhere in a bullet-proof car, said terrified citizens should meet the ISIS terror threat with “openness”.

Her remarks come less than two weeks after a failed asylum seeker drove an articulated truck into families at a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 and seriously injuring dozens more.


13 things mentally strong people don't do.

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong.
1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves

Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.


In France they think they are overworked, underpaid and can't tell their boss to "F" off. Until now.

What’s that? It’s 9pm on a Sunday night and your boss just sent you an email, subject line “URGENT”?

A month ago you would have clicked on the message, saw that he wanted that report first thing in the morning, and hauled your ass out of the blanket nest you’ve been happily stewing in for the last eight hours. But this is 2017, and you live in France. Va te faire foutre, as they say.

From Sunday, French companies are required to guarantee their employees a “right to disconnect” from devices after normal work hours, as part of a broader national effort to tackle “always-on” work culture, The Guardian reports. Overuse of our computers and smartphones, including compulsive after-hours email checking, has been blamed for everything from anxiety to sleeplessness to “info-obesity,” a fancy-sounding term France apparently made up to describe yet another familiar syndrome, “burnout.”


When you market products outside of your home country, you might have problems. 15 epic branding fails.


The ONT Musical Interlude

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How much would it cost to geoengineer thicker Arctic sea ice? A fleet of sea-ice-building wind turbines might be up to the task.

What if we could slap a sea ice band-aid on the Arctic? In a recent paper, a group of Arizona State researchers led by astrophysicist Steven Desch sketch out one hypothetical band-aid—a geoengineering scheme to freeze more ice during the Arctic winter.

The idea is simple enough: wind turbines on the sea ice could pump water from below onto the surface, where it quickly freezes, thickening the ice in winter. In the right places, that could mean the difference between sea ice disappearing or surviving through the end of summer. But like any back-of-a-napkin solution to the world’s problems, reality is substantially more challenging than it might initially appear.


News tips, loose change and stale Christmas cookies can be sent here. Or they can be sent to petmorons at g mail.


The Kids made resolutions. Care to see them? Join the Yahoo Group.


Cell phone shaped like a gun. Not a good idea. Genius Award Winner 1st Runner-Up


Verizon is a lot of things. Creating the Genius Award Winner is not one of them. This guy did it all by himself.


Love & Marriage. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Attention to Detail.

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Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. The ONT is not intended for highway use.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




Comments

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1 FIRST!!!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at January 03, 2017 09:57 PM (rH4JY)

2 Shut up Lena.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 03, 2017 09:57 PM (u8kLQ)

3 Third?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at January 03, 2017 09:58 PM (kXoT0)

4 Crap.

I spent all day thinking it was Wednesday.

Posted by: Methos at January 03, 2017 09:59 PM (3Liv/)

5 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 09:59 PM (IcT7t)

6 Hillary will never be POTUS and Jerkface has only 16.5 days left.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at January 03, 2017 10:00 PM (kXoT0)

7 Dang, that's a lot of content. Off to read it.

Posted by: tbodie at January 03, 2017 10:01 PM (ApT0U)

8 The librarians created a fake person named 'Chuck Finley'? I think that was the fake name that Bruce Campbell's character always used on Burn Notice. They may be dishonest....But at least they've got good taste in TV shows.

Posted by: Castle Guy at January 03, 2017 10:01 PM (7aeqx)

9

Leah Remini is currently doing another smackdown of Scientology on A (ampersand, dammit) E .

Hannity is interviewing Julian Assange.


The worm is turning , my friends.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 03, 2017 10:02 PM (zu88C)

10 Chuck Finley? Looks like someone was a Burn Notice fan.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 03, 2017 10:02 PM (6n332)

11 I had some of that butter on my buns awhile ago.
It's better on bread.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 03, 2017 10:03 PM (0tfLf)

12 Meet Dr. DeRionne Pollard, president of Montgomery College, the biggest junior college in the state of Maryland:

In addition, she has a $3,000 housing allowance each month for her home. All of her work-related travel plus her wife's travel costs are covered.




Schools are the biggest fucking scams on the face of the earth next to the government. The snowflakes want free college? Start by slashing the salaries of the scum running them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 03, 2017 10:03 PM (auHtY)

13

She would be beautiful, without the tattoos.

Sad!


g' night, people who's faces I will never know.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 03, 2017 10:03 PM (zu88C)

14

13 things Mentally Strong people do for success hasn't worked so well for me. Must be something else that I am doing wrongly.

Posted by: Herr Doktor Professor Klight at January 03, 2017 10:04 PM (N7KCY)

15 Howdy, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie at January 03, 2017 10:05 PM (xVuS6)

16 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:05 PM (EzgxV)

17 13. Bingo. Ink is a deal-killer and easily knocks a woman who would otherwise be a 7 or 8 down to a 3 or 4. Or, on a binary scale, from a 1 to a 0.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 10:06 PM (849WJ)

18 13 things Mentally Strong people do for success hasn't worked so well for me. Must be something else that I am doing wrongly.

I'm waiting for the 13 things mentally deranged people do, to see how far down the list I've already gone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:06 PM (IcT7t)

19 th!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 10:07 PM (kP16F)

20 Fake people! I remember many (many) years ago in high school our home room made up a student. We altered a freshman's appearance with hair style, glasses etc and sent him through to get photos with a fake name. We kept that gag going for quite awhile, sometimes sending his name in as absent to the office. He appeared in the yearbook. I wonder how long it took for the home room teacher to rat us out.

Posted by: maybe after 8 years of hibernating I can re-emerge at January 03, 2017 10:09 PM (YqYBc)

21 But if you don't like the tattoos you are a hater!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 03, 2017 10:09 PM (IqV8l)

22 Well my decision to wait until today to drive home turned out well. Nice road conditions all of the way.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 03, 2017 10:09 PM (Jen0I)

23
Chuck Finley? Looks like someone was a Burn Notice fan.


Or 60s and 70s era Kansas City / Oakland Athletics fan

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 03, 2017 10:09 PM (BK3ZS)

24 Hunh: I can't believe it's not butt.



Thanks for another fantastic ONT, MisHum!

Posted by: ibguy at January 03, 2017 10:09 PM (vUcdz)

25 A moron over the last 8 years would have been preferable to the narcissistic jackass that has occupied the White House.

Barky, with an IQ of 84 and the mathematical sophistication of a slow 8th grader was certainly close enough. He was, without any doubt, the dumbest person who has ever even been near the Oval Office.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 03, 2017 10:10 PM (zc3Db)

26 Thanks for the ONT, Mis Hum.

Tonight was the first night I think Tucker Carlson hit a wrong note. He was interviewing Gary Kasparov, who is of course, very anti-Putin and Kasparov was advising taking a hard line against Putin. Now, I can understand Tucker's argument that no of course, we don't want to go to war against Russia, but I didn't like the way he treated Kasparov. Kasparov was saying many of the same things Tom Cotton had said earlier in the show, but Carlson did his patented "I can't believe I'm hearing this" with Kasparov, which he did not do with Cotton. Kasparov noticed the look and the grin and knew he was being disrespected, and got a bit snippy.

I have a lot of admiration for GK, who has shown great bravery in standing up to Putin. I didn't appreciate Tucker treating him as though he was another clueless 19 year old SJW. It was the first segment I saw that I thought was a real misfire, and I didn't blame GK for being pissed.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 10:10 PM (P8951)

27 Just thought y'all would like this: so, in a discussion about "fact checkers" and "fake news" on Facebook, I posted a link to the article on this board entitled "This is How the Media Dies." One of the host's friends on Facebook came back with this: "did
you happen to notice the red flag built into the website address you
just cited? I'm sure that doesn't affect your perceptions, but it does
matter to others among Presvytera's Facebook friends."

Is this the new "fake news" thing that Facebook was supposed to be rolling out? And is Ace officially labeled "fake?"

Posted by: Patrick at January 03, 2017 10:10 PM (klmXw)

28 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Attention to Detail truth in advertising.

FIFY

Posted by: tbodie at January 03, 2017 10:10 PM (ApT0U)

29 I bet those tatoos go away when you turn the lights out.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 03, 2017 10:10 PM (0tfLf)

30 Hey everybody. Happy end of the holidays!!

For anyone who's interested, here's the story on Manson being transferred from Corcoran to a hospital in Bakersfield. I don't envy the medical staff that has to wait on him, maybe they'll "forget" to administer some of his pain meds.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/01/03/report-charlie-manson-taken-to-bakersfield-hospital/

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 03, 2017 10:11 PM (u8kLQ)

31 That library scam, and the fake HS student are both ideas that I could never even think of. My brain just doesn't go in that direction.

I get it when someone else tells me about it, but I just can't create that idea myself.

Posted by: Herr Doktor Professor Klight at January 03, 2017 10:11 PM (N7KCY)

32 Do any of you guys have tats? I have none.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:12 PM (6IPEM)

33 From Sunday, French companies are required to guarantee their employees a "right to disconnect" from devices after normal work hours, as part of a broader national effort to tackle "always-on" work culture, The Guardian reports.

++++

It's not just France. I worked for a company that forbid non-salaried employees from answering email while off the clock. Their worry is that they could get hit with either a lawsuit or state agency action for not paying employees for time they put in working off the clock.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 03, 2017 10:12 PM (R+30W)

34 What are the chances the Chuck Findley checked out math and engineering textbooks?

Posted by: Jean at January 03, 2017 10:12 PM (2RVmA)

35
Tattooed lady? Name of Lydia?

https://youtu.be/n4zRe_wvJw8

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 03, 2017 10:12 PM (BK3ZS)

36 Yes, thank you for the high quality ONT, MisHum. Loved the QOTD.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:13 PM (6IPEM)

37
Do any of you guys have tats? I have none.
Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:12 PM (6IPEM)


Negatory.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 03, 2017 10:13 PM (BK3ZS)

38 Golly Jeepers, MisHum, that's a giant stack of content!!! Thanks for bringin' it to share with us deplorables. And now, the links!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:13 PM (EzgxV)

39 Do any of you guys have tats?

No, never. I can't think of anything that I KNOW I'd want to say for the rest of my life.

Posted by: t-bird at January 03, 2017 10:14 PM (ysprU)

40
Barky, with an IQ of 84 and the mathematical sophistication of a slow 8th grader was certainly close enough. He was, without any doubt, the dumbest person who has ever even been near the Oval Office.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


The talking heads on NBC and Bloomberg said he was the smartest!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 03, 2017 10:14 PM (IqV8l)

41 Nope. No tats.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 03, 2017 10:14 PM (0tfLf)

42 Who wants to bet Chuck Finley was the number-one checker-outer of autobios by Hil and the usual suspect?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 03, 2017 10:14 PM (u8kLQ)

43
What are the chances the Chuck Findley checked out math and engineering textbooks?
Posted by: Jean at January 03, 2017 10:12 PM (2RVmA)


Scads of stuff from the LGBTQAARP+1 schlock lists, for sure.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 03, 2017 10:15 PM (BK3ZS)

44 The idea is simple enough: wind turbines on the sea ice could pump water from below onto the surface, where it quickly freezes, thickening the ice in winter.

Wouldn't they be able to accomplish this more quickly if they used pumps powered by coal or gasoline?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 03, 2017 10:15 PM (rH4JY)

45 L, Elle: yes, a lot. In fact, I have a fictional representation of Charles Martel charging the field and lancing a Moor at the battle of Poitiers as my back piece.

Posted by: Patrick at January 03, 2017 10:15 PM (klmXw)

46 Quote V
2 Thessalonians 3:10 New International Version
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He was one of the greats. I really liked his jazz music.

Posted by: Chi at January 03, 2017 10:15 PM (wVYbe)

47 When I was younger in a corporate job, I would do whatever I was asked to do by my superiors during or after work hours because it's the right work ethic to have and you will be eventually rewarded for it. Boy was I a naive youngster.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 03, 2017 10:15 PM (IDPbH)

48 In the link regarding "15 Translation Fails," a couple of those Spanish-language mistakes were pretty elementary. Especially "embarazada," which everyone learns early on, actually means pregnant. My guess is that it originally started as a euphemism for "pregnant," but came to displace the real word entirely.

FYI if you want to say "embarrassed," say "avergonzado."

Didn't anybody run those ads past a native speaker?

Posted by: Annalucia at January 03, 2017 10:16 PM (a5bF3)

49 Three sure things: death, taxes and you will regret that tatoo.

Posted by: Sal at January 03, 2017 10:16 PM (hA4a+)

50 Fun ONT, MisHum. Mencken thought a Moron™ would make it to the White House?

Montgomery College also made the ONT after the election, I believe, because the the post-election safe space/cancel classes/provide counseling crap.

Posted by: bluebell at January 03, 2017 10:16 PM (sBOL1)

51 Do any of you guys have tats? I have none.

Nope, just scars and the odd mole. Or is that a gopher?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:16 PM (IcT7t)

52 Do mentally strong people masturbate? I'm asking for a friend who is quite convinced that he is mentally strong.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 03, 2017 10:16 PM (oAY8z)

53 th

It got cold. I miss yesterday's 60° weather. Now we have to suffer through the arctic ravages until the next day in the 60s. Which should be a week from now.

Ooooooo-OH!klahoma...!

Having hereby pulled my chair up to the buffet, I now go to read the post.

Posted by: mindful webworker's meaningless existence at January 03, 2017 10:16 PM (+/zXg)

54 Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley

They're Burn Notice fans.

Posted by: buzzion at January 03, 2017 10:17 PM (cAnNx)

55 "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat."

I have one friend who grew up to the age of 13 in an orphanage in Korea. I have another who was raised in what used to be called in Brooklyn a "cold water flat" but it was called decent housing because she was raised in Southern Brazil, and her mom worked every hour God gave her to put her through school, and was better off than the kids who stayed on the farm.

They are fun to listen to when the Finnish sort of thing comes up.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 03, 2017 10:17 PM (9MInk)

56 You know librarians... buncha bitchy little girls.

Posted by: Chuck Finley at January 03, 2017 10:17 PM (WidQN)

57
He was one of the greats. I really liked his jazz music.
Posted by: Chi at January 03, 2017 10:15 PM (wVYbe)


Monk, Capuchian, IIRC

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 03, 2017 10:17 PM (BK3ZS)

58 Just saw this advertised at FB. Anybody here who would pay money for one of these?

http://tinyurl.com/j6pxqxr

I love the movie, but if/when I'm in the mood, I'll just watch my blu-ray rather than get something like this.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 03, 2017 10:18 PM (u8kLQ)

59 >>>Montgomery College also made the ONT after the election, I believe, because the the post-election safe space/cancel classes/provide counseling crap.


If you see the president & her wife there is no safe space between them. Iykwim

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 10:18 PM (voOPb)

60 no tats. now that I think of it, don't think I've ever banged a girl with a tattoo.

not 100% sure though

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 03, 2017 10:18 PM (oAY8z)

61 26 Donna-concur with your Tucker Carlson analysis. Kasparov had the guts to run against Putin, a man who castrates opponents, poisons others with polonium and barrel bombs childrens' hospitals.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 03, 2017 10:18 PM (Ndje9)

62 So, here's what going to happen in Finland. The bums will collect their check - and move to Sweden living off the dole for a year. Only returning to Finland, annually to collect their check.

Its a win for Finland and maybe Sweden will get some folks who might stab the Muslims back.

Posted by: Jean at January 03, 2017 10:18 PM (2RVmA)

63 Do any of you guys have tats? I have none.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:12 PM (6IPEM)

Several. But you'd have to spend some serious coin to have artwork like that girl in the top of the thread.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 03, 2017 10:19 PM (g+ibI)

64 I flirted with the idea of getting a small discreet tat like on my ankle or shoulder blade, but then realized that it wouldn't look so great when I get old and wrinkly. I like ink on men. Not on women. I feel like on women it's almost disfiguring when it's egregious and excessive

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:19 PM (6IPEM)

65 Heh, my stepbrother attended the no longer existent Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (which was physically in the former city), and his classmates not-so-affectionately called Montgomery College "M.K."

Posted by: logprof at January 03, 2017 10:19 PM (GsAUU)

66 Me Again is no longer a Fox, after all.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 03, 2017 10:19 PM (v5iqM)

67 is he, chuck finley, the bruce campbell character on that show?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (cPsPa)

68 *waves*

Hi Horde. Last week of vacation and I'm spending it shopping during the day and buried in bourbon at night.


Playing my new guitar hurts my fingers but it is worth it to learn how to play guitar.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (+eR2D)

69
30 Hey everybody. Happy end of the holidays!!

For anyone who's interested, here's the story on Manson being transferred from Corcoran to a hospital in Bakersfield. I don't envy the medical staff that has to wait on him, maybe they'll "forget" to administer some of his pain meds.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/01/03/report-charlie-manson-taken-to-bakersfield-hospital/

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 03, 2017 10:11 PM (u8kLQ)








Before he retired, my Dad used to be a CO at Corcoran in the SHU where Manson was held. Had to count him several times a day. When Manson would try to creep out the officers on duty, they'd just say "whatever, Chuck".

Manson HATED being called "Chuck".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (LuZz8)

70 No tats. I remember being asked once (while in the USAF. some Navy guy asked) why I didn't like tattoos and was I afraid of needles. I said no, just don't like tattoos but I do like needles. It helps with my heroin habit.

He didn't appreciate the sarcasm.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (e3Mfh)

71 What a great array of content! Thanks, Mis. Hum.!


The unicorn throne was a bit over the top, but I was charmed by the lovely wedding story.


I'm not one of those women who planned every detail from the time she was 12. In fact, I never thought about it at all. The first time I married (to get the Swede a green card) was at the LA County Courthouse.


The second time (to the love of my life), we had about 3 dozen guests, at my BIL's home on a small lake. We were married on the dock in the morning, as our guests and a turtle looked on. I felt God smiling upon us that morning.

So many people (I suppose I could say women) make too much of the wedding itself. What's really important is what's to follow.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (tHwdc)

72 Do any of you guys have tats?

Yep. My Marine father had them and as a kid I couldn't wait to get one when I got old enough.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (IDPbH)

73 42 Who wants to bet Chuck Finley was the number-one checker-outer of autobios by Hil and the usual suspect?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 03, 2017 10:14 PM (u8kLQ)

Well, maybe not. Maybe "Finley" was checking out Shakespeare and Beowulf and the collected poems of Lord Byron - classics that the librarians thought every library should carry, but nobody checks out anymore because they don't teach Dead White Men stuff in English class these days.

I'd have some sympathy for the librarians if that's the case.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (P8951)

74
56 You know librarians... buncha bitchy little girls.
Posted by: Chuck Finley at January 03, 2017 10:17 PM (WidQN)


I had forgotten that Bruce was in The Hudsucker Proxy as Jenifer Jason Leigh's wisecracking drinking pal until I happened to catch it on late TV about a week ago.

I had not realized that Jennifer Jason Leigh was Vic Morrow's daughter, either.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (BK3ZS)

75
My mother used to say, "For Free, take."

So take the guaranteed minimum and work off the books for cash or under another name, or work the black market.

Posted by: Herr Doktor Professor Klight at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (N7KCY)

76 Playing my new guitar hurts my fingers but it is worth it to learn how to play guitar.

Rock on!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (IcT7t)

77 kelly is going to rue the day she left fox.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:21 PM (cPsPa)

78 Chuck Finley?

Someone's been watching Burn Notice.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 03, 2017 10:21 PM (R5EqA)

79 I bet those tatoos go away when you turn the lights out.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 03, 2017 10:10 PM (0tfLf)


So does cottage-cheese thighs, missing teeth and dreadlocks.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 03, 2017 10:21 PM (kKHcp)

80 Evening, fapsters.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:21 PM (0mRoj)

81 >>>is he, chuck finley, the bruce campbell character on that show?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (cPsPa)<<<

Well, the character was Sam Axe, who went by the alias Chuck Finley at times.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 03, 2017 10:22 PM (WidQN)

82 Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:13 PM (6IPEM)

Did you finish watching this season's episodes of The Man in the High Castle? What did you think?

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (nvMvs)

83 Several. But you'd have to spend some serious coin to have artwork like that girl in the top of the thread.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 03, 2017 10:19
******
Cool. What are they of?
Yeah, I got into a conversation with a tow truck driver about all his tattoos and a sleeve is up there, like over 1K. I'm guessing most people do one or a few at a time and not a whole arm at once.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (6IPEM)

84 Men identified? Doesn't that mean a guy with a penis?
-----------

No.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (ZO497)

85 uhh . . . CREOLE!

That was some bad ass weed.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (U6f54)

86 So many people (I suppose I could say women) make too much of the wedding itself. What's really important is what's to follow.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (tHwdc)
-----------------

Very wise words, Miley. When my husband and I got married, my sweet MIL, God rest her soul, gave us a card that said "May your wedding day be the best day of your life - SO FAR. And every day after that, even better."

And thus it has been.

Posted by: bluebell at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (sBOL1)

87 The guaranteed income experiment has been done. In the U.S. Four times, I think. Charles Murray has written about it. It did not work. The idea is that everyone is supposed to learn from this. But some people are thick.

Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (iMxBJ)

88 Well, the character was Sam Axe, who went by the alias Chuck Finley at times.
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 03, 2017 10:22 PM (WidQN)




ok. he was still funny.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (cPsPa)

89 Regarding the University of WI Men's Project.

The key words here are "paradigm", "empower", and "equity". I see those and stop reading.
Also, the state legislators need to lower subsidies to universities that throw money away on shit like this. If a school has money for personnel and programs like this, time for budget cuts.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:24 PM (+lVUW)

90 Didn't Chuck Finley own the Oakland A's in the late '70s/early '80s and make a big stink by selling off his whole team for a bunch of $$$ that he put in his pocket?

or am I misremembering?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 03, 2017 10:24 PM (oAY8z)

91 *parachutes into thread*

Hi, sorry for not working this into any context of any sort, but I have the Hannity-Assange thing on in the background...

I'm pretty sure Assange just said that Podesta's password was "password".

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 03, 2017 10:24 PM (mgbwf)

92 32 Do any of you guys have tats? I have none.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:12 PM (6IPEM)



How you doin'?

Posted by: buzzion at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (cAnNx)

93 Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (nvMvs)
I watched it, we liked it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (IgBFP)

94 Rock on!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:20 PM (IcT7t)

I am trying! Just need to let these calluses (sp?) form!I am determined though to learn for real. Mr D says if I learn on the acoustic, I can get an electric, which is my ultimate goal.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (+eR2D)

95 I'm pretty sure Assange just said that Podesta's password was "password".
Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 03, 2017 10:24 PM (mgbwf)




yeah but he wrote it in white font.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (cPsPa)

96 Chuck Finley? Looks like someone was a Burn Notice fan.

Chuck Finley was a good pitcher for the Angels and Indians in the nineties who was also famous for being beaten by his wife Tawny Kitaen with a stilletto heel. Sam used as an alias for luck because he always used to win when he bet on him.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (qJhUV)

97 Pookette turned four today. Parties yesterday and today, and the favorite presents were: a Hello Kitty vacuum, building Legos with Daddy, and magnetic numbers on the fridge. An odd child, but a happy one.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (ar2KI)

98 Now science may have found a reason why most people are unable to stick to exercise for very long.

Um, because exercise is not enjoyable? That would seem to be a no-brainer.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (sdi6R)

99 Checking out books also makes the library look like it's being used more heavily than it is. Maybe everybody there uses project gutenberg or wikipedia, and no one uses the library.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (g6yUI)

100 A lot of people think it is a good idea to place restrictions on competition to protect jobs or small businesses. In fact, this idea was a major plank of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, with promises to levy tariffs on foreign goods to protect American jobs, particularly in the manufacturing sector.

It's easy to see why this is appealing, particular to those who are affected or who know people who are affected by plant closures and outsourcing. Why shouldn't the government protect the livelihood of its citizens? Isn't that what it's for?

Sadly, Montreal has taken this mindset to its logical conclusion in an effort to protect local restaurateurs. The city has issued a ban on new restaurants within 25 meters of an existing one, fearing that too much competitive pressure will harm its celebrated restaurant scene. In fact, they've got it completely backwards.

++++

Bullshit. Protecting American jobs and manufacturing from foreign competition is nothing like banning local restaurants from competing against each other. Logical conclusion my ass. Pull your head out, twit.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 03, 2017 10:26 PM (R+30W)

101 I'm pretty sure Assange just said that Podesta's password was "password".
Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 03, 2017 10:24 PM (mgbwf)
------------------

I think I saw that before, except it was p@ssword. Unless what I saw was a joke, and I was being joke-deficient.

Posted by: bluebell at January 03, 2017 10:26 PM (sBOL1)

102 well, tattoos are complicated. nice on the girl you meet in a bar, not nice on your wife.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:26 PM (cPsPa)

103 Did you finish watching this season's episodes of The Man in the High Castle? What did you think?
Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM
*****
No. On my list of things to do. I'll find you once I get around to it and tell you what I think. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:26 PM (6IPEM)

104 What a lovely feel good story! Thank you for that. I hope that young couple have a lifetime of happiness.

Posted by: IC at January 03, 2017 10:26 PM (gcme+)

105 I've got no tattoos, but if I ever got one, it'd have to be a long-expired "Best Used By" date.

Truth in advertising, y'know.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 03, 2017 10:27 PM (v5iqM)

106 >> Do any of you guys have tats?


Noo. Tats are for fags.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:28 PM (g9txO)

107 Do any of you guys have tats? I have none.

Posted by: L, Elle
--------------

Scars, yes. Tats, no.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 03, 2017 10:28 PM (ZO497)

108 Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (+eR2D)

Lil Sis kickin Rock n roll ass

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 10:28 PM (voOPb)

109
Yeah, Assange said they published some Podesta e-mails where it was shown he was using "password" for a password.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (DW+jj)

110 I am trying! Just need to let these calluses (sp?) form!I am determined though to learn for real. Mr D says if I learn on the acoustic, I can get an electric, which is my ultimate goal.
Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (+eR2D)

Do you have metal or nylon strings on your acoustic?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (0mRoj)

111 I have a pretty significant tat, morning glories on my back. I don't show it off so most people don't know I have it. Got it when I was 59 and did not go to a cheap place. I know folks that have commemorative tattoos (like for the death of a parent) but I've never understood that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (Lqy/e)

112 Yep. My Marine father had them and as a kid I couldn't wait to get one when I got old enough.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January
****
Cool. What are they of and where on your body?

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (6IPEM)

113 Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (6IPEM)

A Chinese dragon on one arm, a Japanese dragon on the other and something on my chest for my wife. When the oldest boy visits us next week on his way to Pendleton, I'm gonna get an eagle globe and anchor that says father and son, brothers forever.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (g+ibI)

114 >>>Do mentally strong people masturbate?


We do it by telekinesis.

Posted by: Uri Geller at January 03, 2017 10:31 PM (rH4JY)

115 Lil Sis kickin Rock n roll ass

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 10:28 PM (voOPb)


Trying....TRYING.
I'm determined to get that electric Les Paul.
I come from a long line of stubborn PA Dutchmen. I will win this. And rock out while doing it.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:31 PM (+eR2D)

116 64 I flirted with the idea of getting a small discreet tat like on my ankle or shoulder blade, but then realized that it wouldn't look so great when I get old and wrinkly. I like ink on men. Not on women. I feel like on women it's almost disfiguring when it's egregious and excessive
Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:19 PM (6IPEM)

Here's what always puzzles me about women who get tats - Many women get sick of wearing our hair the same way for too long. Many of them get sick of having their hair the same color for too long. We get sick of the same fingernail color, the same shoes, the same outfits (by the time spring rolls around, I want to burn all my sweaters) - but they think they're not going to get sick of a "fashion" that will be there forever, when they get sick of every other fashion?

About 4 years ago,I attended a wedding and the bridesmaid's dresses were halter tops and one of the bridesmaid's - a 28 year old woman - had this big huge wolf head tattooed on her back. Believe me, it looked ridiculous with a long, elegant dress. The bride told me her friend had "had a thing for wolves" when she was 16, so she had this big stupid wolf head put on her back and there it was, 12 years later when she was no longer crazy about wolves.

If I had gotten a tattoo at age 14 or so, I'd still be walking around with "I love Donny Osmond" on my arm.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 10:31 PM (P8951)

117 98 Now science may have found a reason why most people are unable to stick to exercise for very long.

Um, because exercise is not enjoyable? That would seem to be a no-brainer.
Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (sdi6R)

I liked working out, and liked the results. Then career and arthritis set in and I was fooked.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:32 PM (0mRoj)

118 >>>Yeah, Assange said they published some Podesta e-mails where it was shown he was using "password" for a password.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (DW+jj)<<<

And the password is......... password.

Posted by: in a hushed, whispering voice at January 03, 2017 10:32 PM (WidQN)

119 ITC, LOL.

Donna, hmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 03, 2017 10:32 PM (u8kLQ)

120 The French crybaby law.

I have a niece who works for a tech company. She's on-call and they do call her in the middle of the night. She has to log on, and straighten whatever the problem is out. Of course, she is well-paid. This is the price of success. Is the French law making exceptions for medical doctors?

A good share of the successful people I know have had to work outside their normal work hours, including and especially business owners.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:32 PM (+lVUW)

121 >> Do any of you guys have tats?


One.

I won't say where it is, but it says:

'Welcome to Jamaica - Have a Nice Day!'

Posted by: Michele Obama at January 03, 2017 10:32 PM (g9txO)

122 The guaranteed income experiment has been done. In
the U.S. Four times, I think. Charles Murray has written about it. It
did not work. The idea is that everyone is supposed to learn from this.
But some people are thick.
Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (iMxBJ)


They learn that no one has tried hard enough to make socialism work. Just ask Pol Pot.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 03, 2017 10:33 PM (9MInk)

123 Do any of you guys have tats? I have none.
Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:12 PM (6IPEM)


I have one.

Posted by: madamemayhem at January 03, 2017 10:33 PM (yTnCT)

124 106>> Oh hey, my bad. I read that as "no tats are for fags".

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 03, 2017 10:33 PM (g+ibI)

125 Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 03, 2017 10:33 PM (EbPm5)

126 No tats here. I've considered it but decided that I don't want anything permanent etched into my skin. Plus, everybody and their great aunt Harriett has one, and I've never been one to go with with the flow.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:34 PM (0mRoj)

127 No tats here. I'm 56 and they weren't popular with my generation. I suspect they'll fall strongly out of favor with today's kids who are now under 10.

I don't like them but I'm not offended by people who have them. Whatever floats your boat.

Extreme piercings and implants, like horn bumps, are another thing altogether. I question the wisdom and stability of people who wear those.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 03, 2017 10:34 PM (nvMvs)

128 Hillary will never be POTUS and Jerkface has only 16.5 days left.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now


That's what you call him? You're a better person than I am.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

129 >>I'm determined to get that electric Les Paul.


They double as a nice boat anchor!

Really, ergonomically speaking I would never suggest an LP for a chick. Even a weight relieved one scales in at 8 lbs.
No contour cuts.
Tail heavy.

Unless you are looking at a Special?

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:35 PM (g9txO)

130
Do you have metal or nylon strings on your acoustic?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (0mRoj)


Metal strings. All is well, I just have virgin fingertips.
(don't laugh, pervs)

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:35 PM (+eR2D)

131 Chuck Finley?

Someone's been watching Burn Notice.


I thought it was a baseball player.

Posted by: t-bird at January 03, 2017 10:35 PM (8zL5i)

132 ....and now, the comments since I went off chasing links!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:36 PM (EzgxV)

133
If I had gotten a tattoo at age 14 or so, I'd still be walking around with "I love Donny Osmond" on my arm.
Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there
---------------

Heh. 14ish?
I probably would have a saggy corvette or a Ted Nugent Wang Tango tattoo.
Yeah, that would stand the test of time.

I may still get one some day. Who knows? It'll be the classic "Mom" biker tattoo.

Posted by: Chi at January 03, 2017 10:36 PM (wVYbe)

134 Tattoos, yes. An artistic representation of Pooky's plane to commemorate both of us losing our sanity for the good of the country. He has something similiar, of course.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 03, 2017 10:36 PM (ar2KI)

135 Isn't quote III from Reagan?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 03, 2017 10:36 PM (Kucy5)

136 Chuck Finley?
Him I've heard of.

Posted by: charlie gibson at January 03, 2017 10:36 PM (lJXY3)

137 no one gets tats anymore, all the cool kids are getting branded.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:36 PM (cPsPa)

138 I have an ankle tat. A yin yang and a rose. Approximately the size of a quarter.


I hope y'all don't think less of me.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:36 PM (+eR2D)

139 Tats don't personally appeal to me but they are 1000X better than those awful ear gauges and nose rings.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (P8951)

140 130
Do you have metal or nylon strings on your acoustic?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (0mRoj)

Metal strings. All is well, I just have virgin fingertips.
(don't laugh, pervs)
Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:35 PM (+eR2D)

Playing metal strings on an acoustic is hardest on the fingers. Once your fingers strengthen and toughen up you'll be good to go.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (0mRoj)

141 Pretty girl plus all them tattoos equals no thank you.

I'll take a chubby clean girl over her anytime.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (EbPm5)

142 I have one.
Posted by: madamemayhem at January 03, 2017 10:33 PM
*****
Of what? And where on your body?
Am I being nosy? Am I asking for TMI?

Also, Crotchety those sound really cool. I like the dragons and especially the next one you're getting. Awesome

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (6IPEM)

143 Plus, everybody and their great aunt Harriett has one, and I've never been one to go with with the flow.

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

Yep, it was, for a time, a sign of rebellion against the status quo; something the bad boys do. Then it became an 'in thing' that everyone was doing, and all the bad boys who had long had tattoos were lumped in with the fashionistas, and it wasn't rebellion anymore, but herd behavior.

Posted by: Herr Doktor Professor Klight at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (N7KCY)

144 Tats -- don't care, knock yourself out
Piercings, ear -- nice on women, go for it. Men, I'll try to pretend it's not there.
Piercings, other than ear, visible -- seems like a way to announce you're ugly, but OK. Worst tragedy is a woman who would be attractive except for that nose piercing that makes you think about her snot.
Ear Gauges -- Now I care. Sick self-mutilating lowest-class garbage.

Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (iMxBJ)

145 I have a corporate tattoo. I was in the dot.com biz during the bubble. My CEO had been to a CEO conference where he found out that some other CEOs had got their employees to get tattoos so he was desperate to get in on it.

We were on a victory lap in Miami and he kept trying to get us to get one. Offered 1,000 options. (Vest over five years, nah, not worth it). By the end of the weekend he was running out of time and we were at a sidewalk cafe. He said, "OK, 5,000 options, but only if you can get a complete stranger to do it too".

My buddy did the thing I couldn't have done, which is get up and start accosting passersby. It only took him three tries. We took the kid to a tattoo parlor and paid him $200 plus the cost of his tattoo.

We got our options but this was January 2000 and everything went down from there so all I have is a souvenir of the silly days of the dot.com bubble.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (mgbwf)

146 106
Tats are for fags.
Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:28 PM (g9txO)


I oughta busk you right in the mush.

Posted by: Popeye at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (sdi6R)

147 Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 10:31 PM (P

Is there an invitation to the sweater burn party?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (voOPb)

148

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is forging ahead with one of the Democratic Party’s most popular ideas by proposing to cover tuition for low- and middle-income students at state colleges and universities.

Any New Yorker accepted to one of the state’s community colleges or four-year universities will be eligible for free tuition provided their family earns less than $125,000 a year. The new initiative will be phased in over three years, beginning for New Yorkers making up to $100,000 annually in the fall of 2017, increasing to $110,000 in 2018, and reaching $125,000 in 2019. It would be a last-dollar program, meaning the state would cover any tuition left over after factoring in federal Pell Grants and New York’s Tuition Assistance Program.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (IqV8l)

149 >>A yin yang and a rose.


Ace has that same Tat!

... but on his mons.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (g9txO)

150 The snowflakes want free college? Start by slashing the salaries of the scum running them
Posted by: TheQuietMan


My idea, publish information such as, salaries and benefits of administrators, professors, and instructors.
Include information about how many classes instructors and professors teach.
At taxpayer subsidized schools, the taxpayers have a right to know what they're paying for.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (+lVUW)

151 Hillary will never be POTUS and Jerkface has only 16.5 days left.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at January 03, 2017 10:00 PM (kXoT0)


How much money do you think Soros shelled out to get Hillz elected?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (9MInk)

152 I am trying! Just need to let these calluses (sp?) form!I am determined though to learn for real. Mr D says if I learn on the acoustic, I can get an electric, which is my ultimate goal.

Just keep working on it. Before you know it you'll have three chords down, which is most of the songs on the radio.

"Lack of skill dictates economy of style." -- Joey Ramone

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:38 PM (IcT7t)

153 I did mine in four trips. Anything across the spine and shoulder blade is painful. I sometimes get a comment from a doctor about it. Since its on my back, I can pretty much forget that its there.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 03, 2017 10:38 PM (Lqy/e)

154 Rub it and watch it bend, ladies.

Posted by: uri geller from a nearby dimension at January 03, 2017 10:38 PM (lJXY3)

155 speaking of branding. having a problem with our neighbor liberating our chickens. going to have to start branding the chickens. seems like the old circleY5 brand we use for the herd may be a little big but we will give it a try and see how it goes.

if it does not work with the chickens we will give it a try on the rustlers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:38 PM (cPsPa)

156 Ear Gauges -- Now I care. Sick self-mutilating lowest-class garbage.
Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (iMxBJ)

They'll be tripping on their own earlobes in 20 years.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (0mRoj)

157 60
no tats. now that I think of it, don't think I've ever banged a girl with a tattoo.



not 100% sure though

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 03, 2017 10:18 PM (oAY8z)


You don't inspect them thoroughly, in advance???

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (EzgxV)

158 Unless you are looking at a Special?





Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:35 PM (g9txO)


It's all about the sound for me. I love the sound of a LP over a Telecaster or such.
However. I have plans to actually go to a guitar store, pick up and play multiple guitars before I select an electric I want. So, time will tell.

Until then, I toil along on my acoustic, which is difficult to play considering I have been blessed in the breastage department.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (+eR2D)

159 When my husband and I got married, my sweet MIL, God
rest her soul, gave us a card that said "May your wedding day be the
best day of your life - SO FAR. And every day after that, even better."



And thus it has been.





Posted by: bluebell at January 03, 2017 10:23 PM (sBOL1)

So sweet, and so fortunate you are, bluebell. I would do anything for my MIL. She loves me because I made her favorite so happy. And we've grown so much closer since his death. We never would have spent the quality time together had he been alive. Bittersweet, no?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (tHwdc)

160 No tats here kiddo.
Was going to get a little dragon but when I went in and talked to the artist he wouldn't do a small one.

Posted by: teej at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (gJ3Vg)

161
135


Neither this quotation nor any of its variant forms has been found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson. Its first known appearance in print was in 1953, although it is most likely older. It appeared frequently in newspapers in the 1950s (usually unattributed), and was even used in political cartoons. It was copyrighted in 1957 by the General Features Corporation, as part of a syndicated newspaper feature called "Today's Chuckle." It later became a popular saying among Republican politicians. Governor Harold W. Handley of Indiana used it in his annual message to the Indiana General Assembly in 1961; Barry Goldwater was quoted using it in his 1964 run for president; and Gerald Ford is on record using it in an address to a joint session of Congress on August 12, 1974. It was attributed to Ford as early as 1954, however, and Ford's assistant, Robert Hartmann, said that Ford claimed to have heard the quotation "early in his political career" from Harvard McClain at the Economic Club of Chicago.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (BK3ZS)

162 Richard 135. My recollection too. I remember when he said it. He might have been quoting but that doesn't sound like Ford.

Posted by: Heresolong at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (ntIeo)

163 North Carolina and Democracy

It is now being claimed that North Carolina is no longer a "democracy" and thus must be shunned as evil, which is neither here nor there since the U.S. Constitution guarantees the states a republican form of government, and not a democratic one.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12933

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (vBeA5)

164 I did mine in four trips. Anything across the spine and shoulder blade is painful. I sometimes get a comment from a doctor about it. Since its on my back, I can pretty much forget that its there.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 03, 2017 10:38 PM (Lqy/e)




has to be less painful than the ass tats the kids are getting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (cPsPa)

165 Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 10:31 PM (P8951
My niece love rage against the machine and has a huge tattoo on her back that reads rage. I asked her what about when they break up?
She didn't think I was funny.
She also had her tongue pierced without permission and she was trying to hide it from her mom. She had to go to the Dr because it was infected. At least the piercing was removed.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (IgBFP)

166 156 They'll be tripping on their own earlobes in 20 years.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (0mRoj)


I've seen those ear gauge people walking around without their gauges in. It's something I try not to keep as a visual.

Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (iMxBJ)

167 Yeah, Assange said they published some Podesta e-mails where it was shown he was using "password" for a password.
That's not true! I was "p@ssw0rd"!!!
Anyone up for some pizza? My treat.

Posted by: john podesta at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (lJXY3)

168 Used to be tats were for the military types and the outlaw culture. I've no problem with tats, but the mainstreaming of the outlaw culture has every pasty-faced, soft-shouldered boy and girl getting their outlaw on.

It is to laugh.

Worldwise people know who to respect, with or without adornments.

Crotchety, I do like your idea for your kid going in, that's cool.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (kKHcp)

169 And no, no tats.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (EbPm5)

170 >>
It's all about the sound for me. I love the sound of a LP over a Telecaster or such.

Well, you should give the SG a try, then.

Really, any large bodied dual humbucker guitar will do.
The more mahoganny, the better.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (g9txO)

171 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/816348894560919556

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/816348982825906177

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/816349073825529858

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/816349168872652800

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/816349255606665216

Posted by: kbdabear at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (Ya7zs)

172 Barky, with an IQ of 84 and the mathematical sophistication of a slow 8th grader was certainly close enough. He was, without any doubt, the dumbest person who has ever even been near the Oval Office.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


That brought back memories of when I was in junior high school. That was back in the days when students were held back. There were two boys who looked like they were at least 19 years old, complete with five o'clock shadow.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (+lVUW)

173 an sg is lighter and sounds like a les paul

Posted by: Billy at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (TdKpj)

174 I've seen some practical tattoos that were tastefully functional: A large thoracotomy scar covered with zipper design... A long scar the entire length of the outside of stripper's leg (from a motorbike crash) that was turned in a really nice snake...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (kP16F)

175 166 156 They'll be tripping on their own earlobes in 20 years.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (0mRoj)

I've seen those ear gauge people walking around without their gauges in. It's something I try not to keep as a visual.
Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (iMxBJ)

Stirrups for riding on their heads.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (0mRoj)

176 At least the piercing was removed.
By cutting off her tongue I hope.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (lJXY3)

177 Michael the TEXIT #82: Did you finish watching this season's episodes of The Man in the High Castle? What did you think?

No spoilers!!

SPOILERS

Posted by: mindful webworker in the low castle at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (+/zXg)

178 We got our options but this was January 2000 and everything went down from there so all I have is a souvenir of the silly days of the dot.com bubble.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad

One of the best dot-com stories I've heard

Posted by: Jean at January 03, 2017 10:42 PM (2RVmA)

179 More Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/816349341959016448

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/816349441649242112

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/816349541683314689

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/816349628278931456

Posted by: kbdabear at January 03, 2017 10:42 PM (Ya7zs)

180 We never would have spent the quality time together had he been alive. Bittersweet, no?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (tHwdc)

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

It is indeed bittersweet, but it's so good that you two have each other to remind one another of the much-missed and wonderful Mr. D. To be able to keep pleasant memories alive is a wonderful thing. I wish my MIL were still around. She was a hoot. And a sweetheart. But a hoot.

Posted by: bluebell at January 03, 2017 10:42 PM (sBOL1)

181 Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:36 PM (+eR2D)

No - I know plenty of women who have small ones. While I never wanted one myself, the small tasteful ones are fine for those who want them. It's just being tatted up like Wolf Head Girl or the woman in the ONT pic above that I find weird and short-sighted.

But of course, that's just my opinion.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 10:42 PM (P8951)

182 117
I liked working out, and liked the results. Then career and arthritis set in and I was fooked.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:32 PM (0mRoj)


I had a gym membership for about a year and hated every minute of it. I went less and less often and finally quit altogether.

I find drinking beer, smoking cigarettes, and surfing the internet infinitely more enjoyable.

Posted by: rickl at January 03, 2017 10:42 PM (sdi6R)

183 My idea, publish information such as, salaries and benefits of administrators, professors, and instructors.
------------

If they are public schools, that info is often available. Last i checked, Robert Reich was being paid something like $325k/yr to 'teach' one class.

Of course, he rails about 'inequality'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 03, 2017 10:42 PM (eeTCA)

184 >> I love the sound of a LP over a Telecaster or such.


And don't sell the old Telecaster/Esquire/Broadcaster short.

Led Zeppelin I - Tele.

Butterfield Blues Band 'East West' - Tele

They can sound huge when you know what you are doing.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:43 PM (g9txO)

185 has to be less painful than the ass tats the kids are getting.

The only ass tats I would even consider would be "One Way" or "Do Not Enter".

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:43 PM (IcT7t)

186 Really, teej? I figured you had one at least. Dragon's are cool but I agree with the artist. You have to go big on a dragon.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:43 PM (6IPEM)

187 For anyone who's interested, here's the story on Manson being transferred from Corcoran to a hospital in Bakersfield. I don't envy the medical staff that has to wait on him, maybe they'll "forget" to administer some of his pain meds.

Here's hoping they decide to "catheter" him, said catheter installed by a nurse who hates his guts.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:43 PM (+lVUW)

188 I have been blessed in the breastage department.

You know the rules...

Posted by: t-bird at January 03, 2017 10:44 PM (eeTCA)

189 I have one.
Posted by: madamemayhem at January 03, 2017 10:33 PM
*****
Of what? And where on your body?
Am I being nosy? Am I asking for TMI?


Positioned just above the right side chesticle, a small vine with flower and a tiny heart dangling from vine. Hubby and I both got inked the day after our wedding. Sort of a wedding present to one another. He has two. One on his right shoulder is American flag, (he is a veteran). He got that one when I got mine. One on his left forearm is a butterfly with a bee. That one is for my mother who passed away on his birthday in 2009. It has the word mom in a banner with the bee nearby underneath the butterfly. Mom loved butterflies and her last initial was B. So to differentiate from his own mother he had the artist add a bumble bee.

Posted by: madamemayhem at January 03, 2017 10:44 PM (yTnCT)

190 We got our options but this was January 2000 and everything went down from there so all I have is a souvenir of the silly days of the dot.com bubble.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad
----------------

I have a couple of worthless stock certificates, framed... just to remind me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 03, 2017 10:44 PM (ZO497)

191
Hannidiot is going to ask Assange about the "rape" charges against him. That is the biggest drummed crock of shit trying to get some pretense to arrest him.

In Sweden a man can be charged with rape if the gal doesn't like it afterwards, and that's all this was.

Geraldo was calling him a rapist and sexual offender on the Five this afternoon, which pissed me off.

In Sweden, you've got goatfuckers running around doing actual violent rape of Swede women, and yet all these ridiculous laws don't seem to apply to them.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 03, 2017 10:44 PM (DW+jj)

192 The person who came up with that library scam needs to go to work for the Democratic Party.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:44 PM (+lVUW)

193 Three chords eh?
Whaddaya think L, Elle?
Should I do it?

Posted by: teej at January 03, 2017 10:45 PM (gJ3Vg)

194 Bandersnatch #95: I'm pretty sure Assange just said that Podesta's password was "password".

Fake news! That's not what I read!

It was "passw0rd" (zero for the letter o)

Posted by: mindful webworker - virus free for 3 hours at January 03, 2017 10:45 PM (+/zXg)

195 I get sticker tattoos - they don't hurt, and they wash off, so you don't have to worry about it being there forever.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 03, 2017 10:45 PM (rH4JY)

196 The guitar you really should be looking for is a Brian Moore DC-1.

LP / Singlecut Body. Tummy cut like a strat and fit and finish of a Les Paul.

They do it all and kill most of the LP clones I have ever played.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:45 PM (g9txO)

197 Tats are for outlaws and rebels... like the sous chef with the skinny jeans and hipster beard and haircut, serving you the gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 03, 2017 10:45 PM (WidQN)

198 And don't sell the old Telecaster/Esquire/Broadcaster short.

Led Zeppelin I - Tele.

Butterfield Blues Band 'East West' - Tele

They can sound huge when you know what you are doing.



Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:43 PM


Absolutely.

Posted by: otho at January 03, 2017 10:45 PM (lmIoG)

199 Stirrups for riding on their heads.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (0mRoj)

"Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro,
Can you tie them in a knot,
can you tie them in a bow,
Can you throw them over your shoulder
Like a continental soldier,
do your ears hang low?"

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 10:46 PM (P8951)

200 I know plenty of women who have small ones.
Me too.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 03, 2017 10:46 PM (lJXY3)

201 The other thing is this, its hard to do a tattoo that looks like artwork. I was working from a Chinese drawing. The tattoo just doesn't have the same delicacy of line.

And there are a lot of lousy tattoo "artists" out there.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 03, 2017 10:46 PM (Lqy/e)

202 Three chords eh?
Whaddaya think L, Elle?
Should I do it?


I'm trying to encourage the lady.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:46 PM (IcT7t)

203 You could just start wearing pants, Blanco!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 10:46 PM (kP16F)

204 The talking heads on NBC and Bloomberg said he was the smartest!!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


They've seen his grade transcripts?

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:46 PM (+lVUW)

205 97
Pookette turned four today. Parties yesterday and today, and the
favorite presents were: a Hello Kitty vacuum, building Legos with Daddy,
and magnetic numbers on the fridge. An odd child, but a happy one.


Posted by: pookysgirl at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (ar2KI)


Four!! My, how time flies....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:47 PM (EzgxV)

206 teej! Yes!!!
On your bicep or back, shoulder blade.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:47 PM (6IPEM)

207 You could just start wearing pants, Blanco!

And violate the spirit of the ONT?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:47 PM (IcT7t)

208 johnny 5 plays teles

Posted by: Billy at January 03, 2017 10:47 PM (TdKpj)

209 185 The only ass tats I would even consider would be "One Way" or "Do Not Enter".
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:43 PM (IcT7t)


Ha! Knew that reminded me of something, and I found it. "Play," of "Kid n Play," rapping in a jail cell, fending off, um, attentions. Funny lyrics.

Notable line: "The sign on my ass says 'Do Not Enter'."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGxMi87_hU0

Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:48 PM (iMxBJ)

210
Ace has that same Tat!



... but on his mons.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:37 PM (g9txO)


You're killing my soul.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:48 PM (+eR2D)

211 173 an sg is lighter and sounds like a les paul
Posted by: Billy at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (TdKpj)


DG playing Zappas axe the SG

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 10:48 PM (voOPb)

212 I have a set neck tele that is an LP killer.

...and I have LPs that any collector would kill to own.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:49 PM (g9txO)

213 If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose - because it contains all the others - the fact that they were the people who created the phrase "to make money." No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity - to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. -Ayn Rand

Even if smog were a risk to human life, we must remember that life in nature, without technology, is wholesale death. -Ayn Rand The Objectivist February 1971

It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master. -From The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand as said by Howard Roark

Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this - that love . . . true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in. -Tim McCanlies

False and doubtful positions, relied upon as unquestionable maxims, keep those who build on them in the dark from truth. Such are usually the prejudices imbibed from education, party, reverence, fashion interest, et cetera. -John Locke

Posted by: Locke Common at January 03, 2017 10:49 PM (cnNH/)

214 Posted by: andycanuck at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (lJXY3)
She called me. I took her to the Dr and he gave her the biggest lecture. He said it was dangerous and the infection and the piercing could have harmed her ability to speak. The tongue piercing also can mess up your teeth.
Nice catholic schoolgirl, I don't know how she hid it for the 2 days or whatever it was. She sounded terrible. Couldn't talk.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 10:50 PM (IgBFP)

215 Just keep working on it. Before you know it you'll have three chords down, which is most of the songs on the radio.



"Lack of skill dictates economy of style." -- Joey Ramone

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:38 PM (IcT7t)


I actually know four chords at this point, but the hard part is nailing down changing them without looking/pausing between them!

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:50 PM (+eR2D)

216 Tony Iommi.

That's all the endorsement the SG needs.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:50 PM (g9txO)

217 Thanks for including Rory's version. I named my firstborn after Rory. now I KNOW I'm in the right place!

Posted by: newgirl at January 03, 2017 10:50 PM (HTLsx)

218 Starfish bleaching? Is this like a tatt?

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at January 03, 2017 10:50 PM (uHXIq)

219 I believe Finley was beat up by his then wife Tawny Kitaen a few years ago.

Posted by: Riff Raff at January 03, 2017 10:51 PM (sQ68g)

220 Its a win for Finland and maybe Sweden will get some folks who might stab the Muslims back.
Posted by: Jean


I thought rape was the crime of choice for Muslims in Sweden. They stab people too?

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:51 PM (+lVUW)

221
Really, teej? I figured you had one at least. Dragon's are cool but I agree with the artist. You have to go big on a dragon.
Posted by: L, Elle


A little lizard biting your finger.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 03, 2017 10:51 PM (IqV8l)

222 218 Starfish bleaching? Is this like a tatt?
Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at January 03, 2017 10:50 PM (uHXIq)


It's White Privilege for your Hope Solo.

Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:51 PM (iMxBJ)

223 I actually know four chords at this point, but the hard part is nailing down changing them without looking/pausing between them!

Four chords? You're practically a virtuoso already!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:51 PM (IcT7t)

224 I had a little tattoo once.

Posted by: Ricardo Montalban at January 03, 2017 10:52 PM (rH4JY)

225 Pants at work, the supermarket, those sorts of places, Blanco...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 10:52 PM (kP16F)

226 181 Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:36 PM (+eR2D)

No - I know plenty of women who have small ones. While I never wanted one myself, the small tasteful ones are fine for those who want them. It's just being tatted up like Wolf Head Girl or the woman in the ONT pic above that I find weird and short-sighted.

But of course, that's just my opinion.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 10:42 PM (P8951)



The girl MH has the pic of. Hot but she has that chest tattoo. I hate those. That part of the body is already appealing enough.

Not really a fan of the full sleeve either.

Posted by: buzzion at January 03, 2017 10:52 PM (cAnNx)

227 I have a niece who works for a tech company. She's on-call and they do call her in the middle of the night. She has to log on, and straighten whatever the problem is out. Of course, she is well-paid. This is the price of success. Is the French law making exceptions for medical doctors?

A good share of the successful people I know have had to work outside their normal work hours, including and especially business owners.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:32 PM (+lVUW)


Working long hours is expected in tech. The typical tech person is a little bit Aspy in the first place and motivated to work hard. Plus, there are plenty of people in India who are happy to work 80+ hours a week at a third of the pay. Tech companies take advantage of those traits.

When I got out of college I typically worked 45 or so hours a week. By the time I retired, I was averaging 60-65 hours a week, and that was after I made a concerted effort to cut back on my hours.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 03, 2017 10:52 PM (nvMvs)

228 223 I actually know four chords at this point, but the hard part is nailing down changing them without looking/pausing between them!

Four chords? You're practically a virtuoso already!
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:51 PM (IcT7t)

You're as good as Bono of U2

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 10:53 PM (voOPb)

229 Pants at work, the supermarket, those sorts of places, Blanco...

OK, maybe at work. Might cut down on chair replacements.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:53 PM (IcT7t)

230 Click the link to the shredded version of Sultans of Swing, over top right at the main page here.

Go to the guy's YouTube page. Find his shredded version of Stairway to Heaven.

Enjoy!

I'm guessing the guy's a talented musician and a Brit, with a nice little studio in his house, a guitar, and a keyboard, plus a drum kit.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 03, 2017 10:53 PM (U6f54)

231 I will say that my mother has tattoos - three of them. One on each wrist and one on her chest. They read 'Do Not Resuscitate.' She wanted to make damned sure, I guess.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 10:53 PM (849WJ)

232 They talked us into buying stock when they took the company public. I had a small amount and kept track of the executives selling. I sold when it started to slide and bought a new sewing machine. Kept the value better than the stock, which wound up worth less than a dollar a share.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 03, 2017 10:53 PM (Lqy/e)

233 >>I actually know four chords at this point, but the hard part is nailing down changing them without looking/pausing between them!


Learn the changes that require the least amount of repositioning first.

Am->C
E->A
G->C
A->G

Also, go watch youtube video lessons until you find someone who teaches to you.
Different people gravitate to different teachers/methods.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:53 PM (g9txO)

234
129
>>I'm determined to get that electric Les Paul.





They double as a nice boat anchor!



Really, ergonomically speaking I would never suggest an LP for a chick. Even a weight relieved one scales in at 8 lbs.

No contour cuts.

Tail heavy.



Unless you are looking at a Special?





Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:35 PM (g9txO)


I figured someone would get to it before I got to the end of the thread....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:54 PM (EzgxV)

235 Well, you should give the SG a try, then.



Really, any large bodied dual humbucker guitar will do.

The more mahoganny, the better.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:40 PM (g9txO)


Will go out and play one before I buy. Thank you for the rec, garrett.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:54 PM (+eR2D)

236 I was going to say no tats on me, but then I remembered.

In IIRC 4th Grade, I managed somehow to poke myself in the finger with a freshly-sharpened pencil. Must've hit a vein because blood came gushing everywhere.

Still have two pencil-gray spots on that fingertip.

I should add a short curve to make a smiley.

Never was attracted to tats, but having many scars starting at age 9, I figure I've got my own kind of "ink."

Posted by: mindful webworker - dot... dot... at January 03, 2017 10:54 PM (+/zXg)

237 Anyone else watch Assange and Hannity?

Thoughts?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 10:54 PM (J5mC3)

238 227 Plus, there are plenty of people in India who are happy to work 80+ hours a week at a third of the pay.
Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 03, 2017 10:52 PM (nvMvs)


Yeah, but they're not that productive anyway. I could tell stories, but won't.

Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:55 PM (iMxBJ)

239 They've seen his grade transcripts?

You should see my attendance records!

Present!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at January 03, 2017 10:55 PM (kCDOM)

240 She sounded terrible. Couldn't talk.
[nods head in agreement]

Posted by: andycanuck at January 03, 2017 10:55 PM (lJXY3)

241 130

Do you have metal or nylon strings on your acoustic?



Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (0mRoj)

Metal strings. All is well, I just have virgin fingertips.
(don't laugh, pervs)


Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:35 PM (+eR2D)


Unless you're working from nylon acoustic to metal electric, you're doin' it wrong. Electric strings are much easier on the fingers than acoustic metal strings. (or usually are -- you can get nasty metal strings if you're so inclined)

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:56 PM (EzgxV)

242 Posted by: pookysgirl at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (ar2KI)
Happy Birthday to the little one. It's my brothers birthday today too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 10:56 PM (IgBFP)

243 Not a question I'd ask anywhere else, but are tongue piercings totally about oral sex, like it says in Pulp Fiction? Happily married, haven't had the pleasure, don't expect to, but still wondering.

Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:57 PM (iMxBJ)

244 228: you mean "the edge?" never saw bono play anything, except maybe the skin flute.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 03, 2017 10:58 PM (KP5rU)

245 I'm pretty sure Assange just said that Podesta's password was "password".
Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad

He has also said that Trump's stuff was harder to hack .

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:58 PM (+lVUW)

246 Where have I fucking BEEN!

Music shreds on YouTube! I'd no idea this alternative universe existed!

Got the headphones on right now listening to a shred of Miles Davis, "My Funny Valentine."

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 03, 2017 10:59 PM (U6f54)

247 I'm pretty sure Assange just said that Podesta's password was "password".
--
Yep.

Password.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 10:59 PM (J5mC3)

248 158
Unless you are looking at a Special?









Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 10:35 PM (g9txO)

It's all about the sound for me. I love the sound of a LP over a Telecaster or such.
However.
I have plans to actually go to a guitar store, pick up and play
multiple guitars before I select an electric I want. So, time will tell.

Until then, I toil along on my acoustic, which is difficult to play considering I have been blessed in the breastage department.


Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:39 PM (+eR2D)


Make sure to try an SG.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:59 PM (EzgxV)

249 Anyone else watch Assange and Hannity?

Thoughts?



Half-listened in the background. Assange came off as smart and credible to me. Hannity is none to bright so I don't know if there were legitimate challenges that were missed.

The end of the show was sort of hilarious. Hannity: So who do you believe, Assange or Obama?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 03, 2017 10:59 PM (mgbwf)

250 When I got out of college I typically worked 45 or so hours a week. By the time I retired, I was averaging 60-65 hours a week, and that was after I made a concerted effort to cut back on my hours.
Posted by: Michael
----------

Yeah. 50 hrs. was not too uncommon. At the office, long after people marched out at 5:00. Going to work on Sunday a not-too-irregular event.

Friends wondered what the hell had happened to me since they rarely saw me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 03, 2017 11:00 PM (ZO497)

251 Posted by: mindful webworker - dot... dot... at January 03, 2017 10:54 PM (+/zXg)
I have one of those pencil marks from the fifth grade. The son of the teacher stabbed me in the leg with a pencil when I walked past his desk. He didn't get in trouble. I was crying and the lead is still there.
He was a weird spazz.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:00 PM (IgBFP)

252 Four chords? You're practically a virtuoso already!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 10:51 PM (IcT7t)


I'm starting to think you're making fun of me.I'm a newb. Just started to play. Always wanted to in my life.
I'm going to go over here and sulk.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 11:00 PM (+eR2D)

253 244 228: you mean "the edge?" never saw bono play anything, except maybe the skin flute.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 03, 2017 10:58 PM (KP5rU)

"The Edge" from U2 probably sucks.

"The Edge" the movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin (and written by David Mamet) is awesome. Especially at the end - "beware the deadfall".

Posted by: Thrawn at January 03, 2017 11:00 PM (E/ibL)

254 That brought back memories of when I was in junior high school. That was back in the days when students were held back. There were two boys who looked like they were at least 19 years old, complete with five o'clock shadow.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 10:41 PM (+lVUW)


Why did Arkansas raise the drinking age to 25?

To keep alcohol out of the middle schools.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 03, 2017 11:00 PM (nvMvs)

255 The password is password.

Posted by: Allen Ludden at January 03, 2017 11:00 PM (IqV8l)

256 So many people (I suppose I could say women) make too much of the wedding itself. What's really important is what's to follow.


Posted by: Miley
...........
Amen, Miley.. and so well said.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 03, 2017 11:01 PM (UpGcq)

257 The girl MH has the pic of. Hot but she has that chest tattoo. I hate those. That part of the body is already appealing enough.
Not really a fan of the full sleeve either.
Posted by: buzzion at January 03, 2017 10:52 PM (cAnNx)
********
I like sleeves on men only though. I agree about the chest tattoos. One of my friends, a real natural beauty, went and got a Led Zeppelin tattoo of those symbols Zoso, right above her boobs. I thought it was tragic.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 11:01 PM (6IPEM)

258 Oh Blanco, it would be encouragement.
This drummer owns a Taylor DN8.
And it saddens me it blew right past L, Elle.
She should know this one.

Three Chords and the Truth
by True North

Daddy came home from a hard day poundin' steel
He said I gave em eight for eight boys that's the deal
Us kids would gather round as he flopped down in his chair
He reached for that guitar g hat he kept wrapped up right there

He'd play some Hank and Elvis
She'd call for Blue Suede Shoes
He'd grab a great big G chord , said it's all you've got to use
Three chords and the truth
Three chords


In the blink of an eye me and my brother's we formed a band
And g he chicks they seemed to dig it when we sang I want to hold your hand
Crowds kept gettin' bigger just to match the size of our heads
And we could make em pay attention but we couldn't quite knock em dead

Daddy came to see one show
The old man was right through,, he said
You got above your raisin' boys
Johnny Cash could have raised the roof
With three chords and the truth
Three chords


There's more but my poor finger
It's on you tube

Posted by: teej at January 03, 2017 11:01 PM (gJ3Vg)

259 Posted by: andycanuck at January 03, 2017 10:55 PM (lJXY3)
I know phrasing. She sounded like mush mouth.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:01 PM (IgBFP)

260 Posted by: andycanuck at January 03, 2017 10:55 PM (lJXY3)
That should read, I know, phrasing.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:02 PM (IgBFP)

261 253: yeah he made a living playing three chords over and over.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 03, 2017 11:02 PM (KP5rU)

262 I'm starting to think you're making fun of me.I'm a newb. Just started to play. Always wanted to in my life.
I'm going to go over here and sulk.


Nope. The fact that you're trying something new is great. You're going for a goal, and plowing through whatever is in your way.

And it is a good goal.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 11:03 PM (IcT7t)

263 Anyone else watch Assange and Hannity?

Thoughts?

Posted by: shibumi
------------

The entire world is free to contradict Assange, but no one does. They might despise him, but they do not contradict him. He made some really cutting comments about Obama.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 03, 2017 11:03 PM (ZO497)

264 My favorite version of Funny Valentine is by Ricky Lee Jones, Live at the Roxy, LA, 1982.

Listen to the line during applause at the end: "call me Ricky!"

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 03, 2017 11:04 PM (U6f54)

265 The Edge is a mediocre guitarist, at best.

And learning on a steel string acoustic is fine. You just don't want to be learning on Flatwound .013s.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:04 PM (g9txO)

266 Olli Kangas, of Finnish benefits agency KELA, told the AP that the scheme is intended to counter the “disincentive problem” among the unemployed. Citizens without a job in Finland can refuse new work if it is short-term or low-paid, so it’s thought that giving these individuals benefits even after they’ve got a job will dispel the fear “of losing out.”


So it's not just the Scandis who are retarded.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:04 PM (SRKgf)

267 Unless you're working from nylon acoustic to metal
electric, you're doin' it wrong. Electric strings are much easier on the
fingers than acoustic metal strings. (or usually are -- you can get
nasty metal strings if you're so inclined)


Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:56 PM (EzgxV)


Well, Mr D bought me a metal string acoustic for Christmas, even though I asked for an electric. So, I'm trying to keep the family peace.
I was told if I learn acoustic, I can buy electric, so I'm doing my best. Capisce?

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 11:04 PM (+eR2D)

268 Tattoos seem like gateway body modification.
It starts out innocently, "I ❤ mother" on your bicep. Then sleeve tats. Then nose rings and lip studes. Then those coin shaped things in your ear lobes. Finally you get the full otherkin lizard-man treatment. No thanks.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 03, 2017 11:05 PM (rH4JY)

269 243 Not a question I'd ask anywhere else, but are tongue piercings totally about oral sex, like it says in Pulp Fiction? Happily married, haven't had the pleasure, don't expect to, but still wondering.

Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:57 PM (iMxBJ)

++++

People don't get them because they make pizza taste better.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 03, 2017 11:05 PM (R+30W)

270 I play a nylon stringed electric guitar.

Posted by: A Mime at January 03, 2017 11:06 PM (IqV8l)

271 I would hate U2 like so many other people, but I really like that Numb song.

Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 11:06 PM (iMxBJ)

272
Half-listened in the background. Assange came off as smart and credible to me. Hannity is none to bright so I don't know if there were legitimate challenges that were missed.


The end of the show was sort of hilarious. Hannity: So who do you believe, Assange or Obama?
---

I listened fairly closely for about half of it. Didn't know Assange had small children, and that he has been captive for six years.

Right now, I think Hannity is one of the strongest conservatives on Fox. But does that mean he's the sharpest crayon in the box? No. Are there any really sharp crayons in any network box? Not sure.

I would suspect that an interview with Mark Levin might have been more hard hitting.

As for the last question... hahahaha. Not gonna believe anything the commie dog eater says.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:06 PM (J5mC3)

273 Of course the password is Password.

Newer systems don't accept "***********" any more.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 03, 2017 11:06 PM (9MInk)

274 So many people (I suppose I could say women) make too much of the wedding itself. What's really important is what's to follow.


Posted by: Miley
...........

This is exactly why I HATE weddings.
I have said it and said it... people sink so much time, energy, money, and emotion into that ceremony and give none or little of those to the marriage.
I also have an issue with people saying "wedding ceremony". No! No! NO! It is a marriage ceremony. You know that thing you do after the wedding? The important part? Yeh, that.

Posted by: madamemayhem at January 03, 2017 11:07 PM (yTnCT)

275 I'm still pissed at U2 for violating my iPhone without consent.

Posted by: buzzion at January 03, 2017 11:07 PM (cAnNx)

276 The Finns aren't Scandis?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 11:07 PM (kP16F)

277 276. An ice-back by any other name......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:08 PM (849WJ)

278 Starfish bleaching? Is this like a tatt?
Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at January 03, 2017 10:50 PM (uHXIq)

I AM NOT LOOKING THIS UP! !!!

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 03, 2017 11:08 PM (EbPm5)

279 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 03, 2017 11:05 PM (R+30W)

**snorts**

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 11:08 PM (voOPb)

280 OK, 'rons. I'm whooped. Time for sleep. Take care and see you soon.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 11:08 PM (+eR2D)

281 275; me too. and that picture for album artwork. assholes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 03, 2017 11:08 PM (KP5rU)

282 Music shreds on YouTube! I'd no idea this alternative universe existed!

I don't get it. It's like Kanye Unplugged. What are we supposed to notice so that we know that they're funny?

Posted by: t-bird at January 03, 2017 11:09 PM (HwVbl)

283 Danger Girl, I missed what kind of accoustic you bought.
A good accoustic can be set up so it plays pretty easily by a good luthier.

You'll still build up callouses,,, if you play enough.

Posted by: teej at January 03, 2017 11:09 PM (gJ3Vg)

284 Hot chick with tats=I'm getting laid for sure.

No tats for me. Always thought why make it easy for the authorities to identify you.

Posted by: JROD at January 03, 2017 11:09 PM (HRTU/)

285 somewhere on the internets thee is an anal tat of a starfish.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 11:09 PM (cPsPa)

286 Wow! I share a rare tat style with CaliGirl! Cool!

Stabbed you in the leg? Ow. Wot a jerk.

Posted by: mindful webworker - :) at January 03, 2017 11:09 PM (+/zXg)

287 Another guitar you might want to check out are the Contour Bodied Fenders with Humbuckers.

They've made several Jag/Jazzmaster bodied guitars with stoptails and humbuckers over the past few years.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:09 PM (g9txO)

288 nerdygirl: LOL!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 03, 2017 11:09 PM (u8kLQ)

289 No tats for me. Always thought why make it easy for the authorities to identify you.
---

So, a confession. As most of you know, I'm female.

No tats.

No body modifications.

No piercings.

Not even pierced ears.

I am a total effing deviant and non-conformist.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:10 PM (J5mC3)

290 Hey teej, just been playing for a week. Have a fender acoustic. All is going well, just takes some time to build up the calluses, so It seems.

Time for bed, see ya later.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 11:10 PM (+eR2D)

291 At least Podesta's password wasn't "123456".

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

292 I like ink on men.
Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:19 PM (6IPEM)



Tribesmen? With or without a bone through their noses?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:10 PM (SRKgf)

293
So, a confession. As most of you know, I'm female.

No tats.

No body modifications.

No piercings.

Not even pierced ears.

I am a total effing deviant and non-conformist.



Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:10 PM (J5mC3)



Freakshow!

Posted by: buzzion at January 03, 2017 11:11 PM (cAnNx)

294 Crap aside from the typos it should have been

the old man saw right through

Wondering if I should tell you how to search for their country stampede video

Posted by: teej at January 03, 2017 11:11 PM (gJ3Vg)

295 Hi all,
loving 2017...no Hillary as Pres on the horizon.

And Dad is here, love him. He had a short drive today, just 4 hours. But the day before he drove 11 hours from TX.

Good job for an 80 yo, but it causes me worry. At least he will get to WI tomorrow in 4.

Be well you Morons.

T

Posted by: Farmer at January 03, 2017 11:12 PM (o/90i)

296 Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:10 PM (J5mC3)
No pierced ears? Do you wear earrings? My grandmother had a lot of really nice costume jewelry and most of the earrings were clip on.
My ears are pierced twice.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:12 PM (IgBFP)

297 291: that was hillarys'

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 03, 2017 11:12 PM (KP5rU)

298 No tats for me. Always thought why make it easy for the authorities to identify you.
---



I've been amused by that. Let's face it, the overlap between those demographics having tattoos and those having criminal records is ... uh ... non-zero, shall we say?

If the authorities required criminals to have distinctive tattoos so that they'd be easier to ID, those criminals would howl in outrage. Yet the same people queue up and pay top dollar to make themselves easier to identify. Pure genius.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:13 PM (SRKgf)

299 I GoOgled "anal bleaching"... There's a whole line of products one can get, like "My Shiny Hiney"! I've also learnt that nipple bleaching is also a thing...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 11:13 PM (kP16F)

300 A Conservative Friendly Alternative to Facebook?


Hello, we are Right2Voice. Left or right,your voice is important to us. If it is legal, say it!. We don't censor free speech here. Check us out at http://right2voice.com.

Posted by: Robert farrow at January 03, 2017 11:13 PM (4DERI)

301 276. Actually, between Finns and Skandis, it's a toss-up. Both are, as science shows, shiftless and idiotic ice-backs, of course, but Finns, not content with their lot as the hyperborean stepchildren of Homo sapiens, are also vowel-doubling reindeer herders.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:14 PM (849WJ)

302 291 At least Podesta's password wasn't "123456".
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

Only because I beat him to it.

btw, my luggage combination is 1-2-3-4-5. No connection.

Posted by: President Skroob at January 03, 2017 11:14 PM (E/ibL)

303 I like ink on men.
Posted by: L, Elle at January 03, 2017 10:19 PM (6IPEM)


Me too. Hubby has two (as stated above). He also shaves his head and has one ear pierced twice (diamond stud above, gold hoop below). I dig that look, muy much!

Posted by: madamemayhem at January 03, 2017 11:14 PM (yTnCT)

304 Hot chick with tats=I'm getting laid STDs for sure.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:14 PM (SRKgf)

305 I'm still pissed at U2 for violating my iPhone without consent.

Posted by: buzzion at January 03, 2017 11:07 PM (cAnNx)


That was apple, not U2. But apple knows that its customers love to be abused and condescended to. It's been working for apple all these years.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 03, 2017 11:15 PM (zc3Db)

306 With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes and a bone in her nose, ho ho.

Posted by: Ahab the Arab at January 03, 2017 11:15 PM (IqV8l)

307 after the acoustic the electric will feel like butter
keep practicing! sorta like the heavy bat

Posted by: Billy at January 03, 2017 11:15 PM (TdKpj)

308 Yeah, but they're not that productive anyway. I could tell stories, but won't.
Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:55 PM (iMxBJ)


True, but they've gotten a lot better over the past 7 years or so. Used to be they would get saddled with the easy stuff. Now, at least for my former employer, they're every bit the technical equal of Americans. That may vary from company to company though.

Americans are still the best innovators of new products and technology though. Other countries may make improvements to products but America is the place where ideas are born.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 03, 2017 11:15 PM (nvMvs)

309 267
Unless you're working from nylon acoustic to metal

electric, you're doin' it wrong. Electric strings are much easier on the

fingers than acoustic metal strings. (or usually are -- you can get

nasty metal strings if you're so inclined)




Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 10:56 PM (EzgxV)

Well,
Mr D bought me a metal string acoustic for Christmas, even though I
asked for an electric. So, I'm trying to keep the family peace.
I was told if I learn acoustic, I can buy electric, so I'm doing my best. Capisce?


Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 11:04 PM (+eR2D)


Understood. And you're the one payin' the freight. I just found it very difficult to play metal-stringed acoustic, even when I could play electric halfway comfortably.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 11:15 PM (EzgxV)

310 Looks none of yous dildos will never be as greatsk a guitar player likes me. So mightsk as well stops trying, ok.

Posted by: Skwisgaar Skwigelf at January 03, 2017 11:16 PM (WidQN)

311 Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:10 PM (J5mC3)

++++

This body is too beautiful to desecrate with modifications.

Cute kitty story:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3428280/She-
s-feline-fine-Cute-kitten-just-t-stop-SMILING-
rescued-shelter-given-loving-home.html

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 03, 2017 11:16 PM (R+30W)

312 276 The Finns aren't Scandis?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 11:07 PM (kP16F)



Nope. Most closely related to the Magyars of Hungary, who are themselves descended from the Huns (IIRC).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:16 PM (SRKgf)

313
Tribesmen? With or without a bone through their noses?
--

I've met a lot of people with pretty intense piercings and tattoos.

The extreme ones send a variety of messages about insecurity, sexuality, deviance and future employability.

Personally, I don't like advertising my issues. It's more fun making people figure them out.

/perhaps my 2017 nic should be shibumi, a deviant conservative...

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:16 PM (J5mC3)

314 I was expecting him to toss the flaming styrofoam RC jet airplane onto the shiny BMW in this video

https://youtu.be/yKuq8T7KMa0

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 03, 2017 11:16 PM (idrE1)

315 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 03, 2017 11:05 PM (rH4JY)
The younger girls I know that get tats start with one, then you are sadly correct, they keep getting more tattoos.
I always ask them, what if you want to work in banking, or work in the courtroom? That small tattoo behind your ear is going to hurt your chances.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:17 PM (IgBFP)

316 243 Not a question I'd ask anywhere else, but are tongue piercings totally about oral sex, like it says in Pulp Fiction? Happily married, haven't had the pleasure, don't expect to, but still wondering.
Posted by: Splunge at January 03, 2017 10:57 PM (iMxBJ)

Well, not being a guy, I have to wonder what would be pleasurable about a girl with a bolt through her tongue? I mean, dudes, it's not like she's got a piece of silk or velvet in that hole - it's METAL.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 11:17 PM (P8951)

317 270
I play a nylon stringed electric guitar.

Posted by: A Mime at January 03, 2017 11:06 PM (IqV8l)


Yeah, they do exist. And virtuosos have played them on the following famous recordings:

Darn, now I can't think of any.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 11:17 PM (EzgxV)

318 Working long hours is expected in tech. The typical tech person is a little bit Aspy in the first place and motivated to work hard. Plus, there are plenty of people in India who are happy to work 80+ hours a week at a third of the pay. Tech companies take advantage of those traits.

When I got out of college I typically worked 45 or so hours a week. By the time I retired, I was averaging 60-65 hours a week, and that was after I made a concerted effort to cut back on my hours.
Posted by: Michael the TEXIT


She's lucky then, because she doesn't have to work more than 40 hours a week.As a matter of fact they have some flexible scheduling where she can work 3 or 4 longer days, and have long weekends. It's just that when something goes wrong, she has to be called to fix it. Luckily she can do whatever needs to be done on her computer.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 11:17 PM (+lVUW)

319 Three Chords and the Truth
by True North


Not a country fan, but there's a lot of wisdom in that one.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 11:17 PM (IcT7t)

320 Speaking of tattoos and Russians, there used to be a faux-lesbian Russian pop duo called Tatu.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 03, 2017 11:18 PM (rH4JY)

321 I thought the Finns were more closely related to the Estonians and Latvians...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 11:18 PM (kP16F)

322 278
Starfish bleaching? Is this like a tatt?

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at January 03, 2017 10:50 PM (uHXIq)



I AM NOT LOOKING THIS UP! !!!

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 03, 2017 11:08 PM (EbPm5)


So, which distro are you going to use?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 11:18 PM (EzgxV)

323 garrett, others, talk that gal into getting it into a shop for a set up and some .011's.
I'm gonna guess she got a 335. Another $40 or $50 in my neck of the woods could make a world of difference.

Posted by: teej at January 03, 2017 11:18 PM (gJ3Vg)

324 Trumpnado hits in just over two weeks!!

Posted by: Jmel at January 03, 2017 11:18 PM (tv+BP)

325 312. Altaic language group, if memory serves. But whereas the Magyar are a noble people with fine cuisine, good music, and hawt chicks, the Finns are just Finns.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:18 PM (849WJ)

326 btw, my luggage combination is 1-2-3-4-5. No connection.


Mine is 6-6-6.

Posted by: vincent Vega at January 03, 2017 11:19 PM (mgbwf)

327 I've met a lot of people with pretty intense piercings and tattoos.

The extreme ones send a variety of messages about insecurity, sexuality, deviance and future employability.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:16 PM (J5mC3)



You left out "low intelligence," but point taken.

Here's a thought experiment: would you hire such a person to conduct a surgical operation on you, to fly the plane you're on, or to manage your money?

I didn't think so. To take the trash out, sure. To make you a latte - while you watch - maybe.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:19 PM (SRKgf)

328 >>Darn, now I can't think of any.


There's one. He has a pro model, too. I just can't remember his f'n name right now...

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:19 PM (g9txO)

329 In fact, I have a fictional representation of Charles Martel charging the field and lancing a Moor at the battle of Poitiers as my back piece.

Posted by: Patrick at January 03, 2017 10:15 PM (klmXw)


Not a fan of tattoos as a general rule, but this may be the coolest fucking thing I've ever read on this blog.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 03, 2017 11:19 PM (nk8XH)

330 320 Speaking of tattoos and Russians, there used to be a faux-lesbian Russian pop duo called Tatu.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 03, 2017 11:18 PM (rH4JY)



Right in my age range too. They were pretty cute.

Posted by: buzzion at January 03, 2017 11:19 PM (cAnNx)

331 @304 Deplorable Jay Guevera-LOL. Fortunately I've dodged the STD bullet. Bad thing was my primary care physician handled my junk quite a bit jamming that metal Q-tip down my peehole to check for cooties. Good thing was my doc was female.

Posted by: JROD at January 03, 2017 11:20 PM (HRTU/)

332
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 03, 2017 11:16 PM
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awww... so cute. Thank you for my first kitty story on the ONT this year!

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:20 PM (J5mC3)

333 321. Ugh....don't get me started on the Letts and those Baltic types......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:20 PM (849WJ)

334 Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 11:13 PM (kP16F)
That's disgusting. I'm not trying to be foul here, but I'm not sleeping with you because you haven't bleached yourself said no man ever.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:20 PM (IgBFP)

335 299 I GoOgled "anal bleaching"... There's a whole line of products one can get, like "My Shiny Hiney"! I've also learnt that nipple bleaching is also a thing...
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The things I learn here........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 11:20 PM (voOPb)

336 Tats are akin to a label listing ingredients. Contents: self mutilator seeking attention.

Posted by: Homeboy Industries at January 03, 2017 11:21 PM (bc2Lc)

337 When I got out of college I typically worked 45 or so hours a week. By the time I retired, I was averaging 60-65 hours a week, and that was after I made a concerted effort to cut back on my hours.
Posted by: Michael
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Yeah. 50 hrs. was not too uncommon. At the office, long after people marched out at 5:00. Going to work on Sunday a not-too-irregular event.

Friends wondered what the hell had happened to me since they rarely saw me.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


My dad was a UAW worker, not Big 3, but still reasonably well paid. He and his co-workers wanted over-time. Of course, not being salaried, they were paid extra, including time and a half, and even double time.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 03, 2017 11:21 PM (+lVUW)

338
Yeah, Assange said they published some Podesta e-mails where it was shown he was using "password" for a password.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 03, 2017 10:30 PM (DW+jj)


Hard-driving achievers with lofty responsibilities and stratospheric IQ don't clutter their minds with petty details like secure passwords. That's for low-level interns to worry about.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 03, 2017 11:21 PM (J8/9G)

339 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:19 PM (SRKgf)
I try to tell the young girls this exact thing but add, take you home to meet my mother and business colleagues.
They don't listen.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:22 PM (IgBFP)

340 301 276. Actually, between Finns and Skandis, it's a toss-up. Both are, as science shows, shiftless and idiotic ice-backs, of course, but Finns, not content with their lot as the hyperborean stepchildren of Homo sapiens, are also vowel-doubling reindeer herders.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:14 PM (849WJ)


And dirty little shits when playing hockey.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 03, 2017 11:22 PM (1JnAL)

341 Oh the things that we see
on the great ONT
of tattoos and bleaching
guns blazing, guitars shrieking,
we see quite a lot
we simply can not
deny that we've got
an addiction to the great ONT

Posted by: madamemayhem at January 03, 2017 11:23 PM (yTnCT)

342 336 Tats are akin to a label listing ingredients. Contents: self mutilator seeking attention.
Posted by: Homeboy Industries at January 03, 2017 11:21 PM (bc2Lc)



None-too-bright self-mutilating attention-seeker with lousy judgment.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:23 PM (SRKgf)

343 **laughing at dopey millenial**

Why you pay somebody to write flouncing tiger on your neck? You stupid. You go now.

Posted by: guy working the cash register at a Chinese restaurant at January 03, 2017 11:23 PM (WidQN)

344 Daughter has started watching the Supergirl series. Late Sunday night she texted me:

Serious question. .. how did supergirl get pierced ears?

Me: On Krypton

She: Lol. Ok. Right

Next morning:

Me: Orrr... The comics used to show Superman "shaving" using a hand-held mirror and his super heat vision. (Must've smelled like burning steel wool.) Maybe SGirl did something like that. Ow!

She: Ah, the old in home super vision ear pierce!

(Hope I properly closed all those italicans.)

Posted by: mindful webworker with kryptonite tattoo at January 03, 2017 11:23 PM (+/zXg)

345 Contents:

No less than 2 Types of Hepatitis.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:24 PM (g9txO)

346 236, 251 We should start a club, or something.
Pastor tossed a freshly-sharpened pencil to me for a catechism exam.
1965, maybe? The point is still in the base of my middle finger.

Other than that, I'm with Hammer. I'd rather explain scars than tattoos.

Only tattoo that really tells a story is a serial number on your wrist.
I have met people who had those.
I have really long hair on the back of my neck. It stood right up.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 03, 2017 11:24 PM (H5rtT)

347 I've been amused by that. Let's face it, the overlap between those demographics having tattoos and those having criminal records is ... uh ... non-zero, shall we say?

If the authorities required criminals to have distinctive tattoos so that they'd be easier to ID, those criminals would howl in outrage. Yet the same people queue up and pay top dollar to make themselves easier to identify. Pure genius.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:13 PM (SRKgf)

Yeah, not too bright - but it's the same demo which brought us baggy ass clown pants in the 90's. Supposed to be easier to conceal weapons -but also easier for pants to fall down when making a getaway.

I remember reading a very funny story in the WSJ about the number of criminals who were caught by police when their pants hit their ankles as they were running down the street.

Cops loved those stupid pants for that reason. I remember one cop they interviewed said, "I never want those pants to go out of style."

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (P8951)

348 You left out "low intelligence," but point taken.
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Strangely enough, they are not always low in intelligence. A lot of the ones I meet have what I'd classify as "emotional" or "personality" issues and, as a result, make bad decisions that are reflected via their piercings or tats.

Actually, it makes life a bit easier from a dating standpoint.

Lots of tattoos? Not interested.
Piercings? No.
Earrings? ummm... no.

One tasteful tattoo that means something? Maybe.

/hahaha, ya'll know I'm just pretending I date, right?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (J5mC3)

349 20 Fake people! I remember many (many) years ago in high school our home room made up a student. We altered a freshman's appearance with hair style, glasses etc and sent him through to get photos with a fake name. We kept that gag going for quite awhile, sometimes sending his name in as absent to the office. He appeared in the yearbook. I wonder how long it took for the home room teacher to rat us out.
Posted by: maybe after 8 years of hibernating I can re-emerge at January 03, 2017 10:09 PM (YqYBc)


His name wasn't Tim Kanuty was it?

Posted by: Subterranean JT at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (qG0hz)

350
Tats are akin to a label listing ingredients. Contents: self mutilator seeking attention.
Posted by: Homeboy Industries at January 03, 2017 11:21 PM (bc2Lc)


None-too-bright self-mutilating attention-seeker with lousy judgment.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:23 PM (SRKgf)


Drunken none-too-bright self-mutilating attention-seeker with lousy judgment.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (J8/9G)

351 I try to tell the young girls this exact thing but add, take you home to meet my mother and business colleagues.
They don't listen.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:22 PM (IgBFP)



Tattoos go to judgment. As soon as someone gets a visible one (apart from, e.g., military ones), he's pretty much put an armor-plated ceiling on his chances of advancement.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (SRKgf)

352 Drunken none-too-bright self-mutilating attention-seeker with lousy judgment.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (J8/9G)



Thank you. I stand amended.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (SRKgf)

353 Finns, not content with their lot as the hyperborean stepchildren of Homo sapiens, are also vowel-doubling reindeer herders.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:14 PM (849WJ)


You're confusing Finns with the Samer - they have no national identity, they're a tribe. In their wanderings/herding, they cross over all northern borders.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (tHwdc)

354 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 03, 2017 11:16 PM (R+30W)
Thanks for the link. What a sweet kitten.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:26 PM (IgBFP)

355 Strangely enough, they are not always low in intelligence. A lot of the ones I meet have what I'd classify as "emotional" or "personality" issues and, as a result, make bad decisions that are reflected via their piercings or tats.


I was speaking statistically, not categorically. I'd bet my life that the mean IQ of those sporting tattoos was south of 100.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:27 PM (SRKgf)

356 That's disgusting. I'm not trying to be foul here, but I'm not sleeping with you because you haven't bleached yourself said no man ever.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:20 PM (IgBFP)

I think it may be a ghey thing, more than anything else.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 11:27 PM (P8951)

357 353. See? They can't even keep their story straight!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:28 PM (849WJ)

358 I think it may be a ghey thing, more than anything else.
---

Ding ding ding!

I believe we have a winner here!

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:28 PM (J5mC3)

359 His name wasn't Tim Kanuty was it?

Posted by: Subterranean JT at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (qG0hz)



Probably "Barack something."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:28 PM (SRKgf)

360 I'd mentioned uprthread, that I was bereft of tattoos.

But the scar collection is really getting to be museum grade, these days.

Was digitally fingerprinted today, for background check for a job.

Fingerprints looked like an old battleground.

And I'd wager that the backs of a bunch o' Moran's hands in the ONT would bear passing resemblance to one another.

Scars from slipped wrenches, motorcycle wrecks, fights, burns, abrasions, punctures, dog bites, you name it.

Not ashamed of a single one of those scars, either. I earned every damn one of 'em.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 03, 2017 11:29 PM (v5iqM)

361 Lot of truth in most all of Gary's songs Blanco.
Most of their stuff is on utube.

He's my friend of goinv on 24 years now and front man of the trio I'm in.

True North Youth Gets Wasted on the Young in the utube search box is a good one
But for you the moon a great love song.

I gotta work tomorrow so
Love each other fellow babies

Posted by: teej at January 03, 2017 11:29 PM (gJ3Vg)

362 I see we're reliving tat wars. People who get all judgy on tats tend to come across like SJWs. Dehumanizing, etc.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 03, 2017 11:29 PM (tHwdc)

363 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (SRKgf)
The girl I'm thinking about is young, probably 5 11 and beautiful. I don't know why they get tattoos. At first I'd tell her don't put them where they will show in a dress or business attire. Now I try to tell her just stop getting those tattoos.
She is a hairdresser, but she's pretty and nice and I can see it limiting her chances with a husband. Or a change in careers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:30 PM (IgBFP)

364 Good night, horde.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 11:30 PM (P8951)

365 325
312. Altaic language group, if memory serves. But whereas the Magyar are
a noble people with fine cuisine, good music, and hawt chicks, the
Finns are just Finns.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:18 PM (849WJ)


Yep, like this reindeer herder -- http://preview.tinyurl.com/nnqjjy3 -- just a Finn.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 11:30 PM (EzgxV)

366 But the scar collection is really getting to be museum grade, these days.
--

Scars are interesting. They have stories behind them.

And those stories don't typically start with "Dude, I was really wasted. "

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:30 PM (J5mC3)

367 356 That's disgusting. I'm not trying to be foul here, but I'm not sleeping with you because you haven't bleached yourself said no man ever.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:20 PM (IgBFP)

I think it may be a ghey thing, more than anything else.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersandsand so there at January 03, 2017 11:27 PM (P8951)

++++

It's a porn thing. How can a woman really get ahead in the business if she has an unattractive anus?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 03, 2017 11:31 PM (R+30W)

368 Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 03, 2017 11:27 PM (P8951)
The more you know.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:31 PM (IgBFP)

369 My Shiney Hiney. I must say, I haven't heard of that, and my disgusting perverted mind knows a lot of things I wouldn't admit.

Some Googling leads to Amazon which carries that, and some related products. Apparently they make polishing brushes as well.

So you put the bleach paste on the brush, and polish the ol' brown eye.
Somebody should tell our favorite gal Hope about this product.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 03, 2017 11:32 PM (DW+jj)

370 365. That's old White Death, isn't it?

The perfidy of the iceback knows no bounds - dude was obviously a slav.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:32 PM (849WJ)

371 77 kelly is going to rue the day she left fox.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:21 PM (cPsPa)

MeAgain Kelly = Nancy Grace with anorexia

Posted by: kbdabear at January 03, 2017 11:33 PM (Ya7zs)

372 Buy for you the moon
Good night.

Posted by: teej at January 03, 2017 11:33 PM (gJ3Vg)

373 Um, because exercise is not enjoyable? That would seem to be a no-brainer.

Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at January 03, 2017 10:25 PM (sdi6R)

Do you even lift, Bro?

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at January 03, 2017 11:33 PM (hALjw)

374 Tats are akin to a label listing ingredients. Contents: self mutilator seeking attention.
Posted by: Homeboy Industries at January 03, 2017 11:21 PM (bc2Lc)


None-too-bright self-mutilating attention-seeker with lousy judgment.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:23 PM (SRKgf)

Drunken none-too-bright self-mutilating attention-seeker with lousy judgment.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 03, 2017 11:25 PM (J8/9G)


huh. Well now that the judges have weighed me and found me lacking, I guess I will find less judgmental company for the evening.. Good night hordelings. Sleep sweet.

Posted by: madamemayhem at January 03, 2017 11:33 PM (yTnCT)

375 Adding Stringer Davis to the pencil-point tat club.

Only tattoo that really tells a story is a serial number on your wrist.
I have met people who had those.
I have really long hair on the back of my neck. It stood right up.


Father of a friend of mine - I knew he was "Romanian," and arrived in the USA after the war with $10 and the clothes he was wearing. Became a successful self-employed businessman.

Then came the day I saw him with his sleeves rolled up, and there were the numbers on his forearm.

Drives that "history" right home, it does!

Posted by: mindful webworker - history never dies at January 03, 2017 11:33 PM (+/zXg)

376 Tattoo chicks' neck is longer than my bag of dicks.

Posted by: Corona at January 03, 2017 11:34 PM (xVq5B)

377 Stone Sour - Made of Scars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ-65d2dGg0

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 03, 2017 11:34 PM (WidQN)

378 I'm smart. I'm really smart and I can do stuff.

Posted by: b+rack ob+mao at January 03, 2017 11:34 PM (jKorb)

379 A Whale Eye Brush?

Are those genuine Whale Hair Fibers?

Or, are they imitation Whale Hair Fibers?

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:34 PM (g9txO)

380
According to "sources", the Russian "hack" was performed with obsolete Ukrainian malware.

US Govt Data Shows Russia Used Outdated Ukrainian PHP Malware

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h8shqkj

Vlad sure knew how to diss the Dems.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 03, 2017 11:34 PM (BK3ZS)

381 The girl I'm thinking about is young, probably 5 11 and beautiful. I don't know why they get tattoos. At first I'd tell her don't put them where they will show in a dress or business attire. Now I try to tell her just stop getting those tattoos.
She is a hairdresser, but she's pretty and nice and I can see it limiting her chances with a husband. Or a change in careers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:30 PM (IgBFP)



I see girls like that in the gym. What were they thinking? They had it all, and threw it away for an idiotic fashion that they will doubtless someday regret.

Back when, long hair and bell bottoms were in. When they went out, you could just get a haircut, 86 the bell bottoms, shitcan every photo of you with them, and in an hour you were good to go.

What do you do with extensive tattoos?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:34 PM (SRKgf)

382 Altaic Uralic language group, if memory serves. But whereas the Magyar are a noble people with fine cuisine, good music, and hawt chicks, the Finns are just Finns.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:18 PM (849WJ)


FIFY

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 03, 2017 11:35 PM (vBeA5)

383 "My Shiney Hiney (tm)" was featured on the Ellen show. So apparently the butch lesbos go for it to. Here's their ad:

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


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 03, 2017 11:35 PM (DW+jj)

384 >>>Or, are they imitation Whale Hair Fibers?

Sears Whale Hair Fibers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 11:36 PM (voOPb)

385 >>So apparently the butch lesbos go for it to.


They do spend a lot of time in the 69, though.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:36 PM (g9txO)

386 The AoSHQ ONT: where high-minded intellectuals flock to discuss tats, clean squeakholes and Turanian characteristics.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 03, 2017 11:36 PM (J8/9G)

387 370
365. That's old White Death, isn't it?



The perfidy of the iceback knows no bounds - dude was obviously a slav.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:32 PM (849WJ)
That's the guy. I assume your confusion arises from the number of slav scalps in his collection.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 03, 2017 11:37 PM (EzgxV)

388 Genuine LaceWig Butthole Brushes ForSale!

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:37 PM (g9txO)

389 I actually know four chords at this point, but the hard part is nailing down changing them without looking/pausing between them!


Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 03, 2017 10:50 PM


Don't worry about the looking thing. Playing without looking at the neck is what show offs do to make others feel like retards. Work on the chord changes, fingering and strumming/picking technique and forget about about what you're looking at. The memory will either come eventually, or it won't. It's not a dealbreaker.

Posted by: otho at January 03, 2017 11:37 PM (lmIoG)

390 Lace Whale Hair Fibers

Posted by: Lace Wigs at January 03, 2017 11:37 PM (WidQN)

391 TPH, I think I have managed to avoid Otakuing out as seriously as this person doing the video... sheesh. Should lock them in a room with Helen McCarthy.

https://youtu.be/jtTBYMvLBbw

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 03, 2017 11:38 PM (idrE1)

392 388. Heh....tough sombitch, wasn't he? Never, ever, invade Finland.

The winter war taught the reds two things - the value of snipers and the utility of the SMG. Hard way to learn, though.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:39 PM (849WJ)

393 >> in high school our home room made up a student

Some kids at my HS did that. It was a real triumph the day the announcements included "him" being absent, sick. Didn't make the yearbook, though.

Posted by: mindful webworker - surreality based wetware at January 03, 2017 11:39 PM (+/zXg)

394 How much would it cost to geoengineer thicker Arctic sea ice?

A shit load more than it would be to eject assholes like these into the sun.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 03, 2017 11:39 PM (FQ0rq)

395 I see we're reliving tat wars. People who get all judgy on tats tend to come across like SJWs. Dehumanizing, etc.
--

As a female, I know I'm judged by my looks. I don't like it, but it's a reality. We are all judged by our looks.

When people outwardly modify their appearance-- meaning sleeve tats, face tats, neck tats, multiple eyebrow piercings, nose rings, ear barbells and so on that can't be hidden, they are making a statement to the world. Just as I make a statement when I walk out to the mailbox in pajama pants to get the mail.

I can easily change my appearance and wear a nice dress when I go out in public. People who have very obvious tats/piercings that can't do that. They are always making that statement to the world.

Personally, I'm not saying that people who do these things are bad/ unintelligent people at all. It just seems like they're making decisions that, in the long run, might not be the most useful for their careers or their futures. They might be unknowingly limiting their options.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:39 PM (J5mC3)

396
"My Shiney Hiney (tm)" was featured on the Ellen show.

For this, she was awarded a 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 03, 2017 11:40 PM (J8/9G)

397 371 77 kelly is going to rue the day she left fox.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 03, 2017 10:21 PM (cPsPa)

MeAgain Kelly = Nancy Grace with anorexia

Posted by: kbdabear at January 03, 2017 11:33 PM (Ya7zs)


Paging Paula Zahn, paging Paula Zahn.

Posted by: White Courtesy Phone at January 03, 2017 11:40 PM (1JnAL)

398 Butthole Brushing Tips:


Brush away from the Rim, Away!

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:41 PM (g9txO)

399 I'd wager MeAgain bleaches!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 11:41 PM (kP16F)

400 I'm 66 years old and have more tattoos than I can count. I used to be a Carney and a tattoo artist before I got my PhD in chemistry.

Posted by: Dav at January 03, 2017 11:41 PM (cct0t)

401 >>in high school our home room made up a student


Our Company has a mde up employee.

Really. Started as a lark, but there's an Art VanDelay on the books.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:42 PM (g9txO)

402 >>>Butthole Brushing Tips:

Brush away from the Rim, Away!
Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:41 PM (g9txO)<<<



Bleach on. Bleach off.

Posted by: Mr. Miyagi at January 03, 2017 11:42 PM (WidQN)

403 I got my balloon knot bleached. Barry too.

Posted by: Reggie at January 03, 2017 11:42 PM (bc2Lc)

404 A bill to permit CCW across state lines was introduced in the house, and of course Blumenthal of CT says it's DOA in the Senate.

What exactly is the argument for killing this bill?

If you have an IL CCW permit and travel on business to, say, Los Angeles, what risk is there to permitting you to take your weapon along?

How many murders of strangers are committed by CCW permit holders?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 03, 2017 11:43 PM (U6f54)

405 Dav just won the Tat Wars, he did.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 03, 2017 11:43 PM (nk8XH)

406 *waves to Miss Miley

Posted by: Chi at January 03, 2017 11:43 PM (wVYbe)

407 I got my balloon knot bleached. Barry too.
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And for a brief moment I think "balloon knot?" WTF? Does he mean a kneecap?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:44 PM (J5mC3)

408 Personally, I'm not saying that people who do these things are bad/ unintelligent people at all. It just seems like they're making decisions that, in the long run, might not be the most useful for their careers or their futures. They might be unknowingly limiting their options.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:39 PM (J5mC3)


And how would you characterize people who make decisions that "might not be most useful for their futures" and might "unknowingly" limit their options? Geniuses?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:44 PM (SRKgf)

409 Now dab a little of the Cadmium Yellow on there with your Shiney Hiney and we'll just add some depth of field using the Fanny Brush and our Crosshatch Technique.

There you go. Remember, you can always go back and add more...that's a happy little butthole!

Posted by: Zombie Bob Ross at January 03, 2017 11:44 PM (g9txO)

410 One late night DJ on the Jackson area all 70s and 80s radio channel said there is now a growing number of Millennials who are forking over big bucks to get tattoos removed and getting the huge gaping holes in their earlobes sewn up. So some are wising up on how career limiting all that gunk is.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 03, 2017 11:44 PM (idrE1)

411 Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:39 PM (J5mC3)
You said that very well. I agree with you.
I don't care what anyone does but I wouldn't hire a guy with a face tattoo and gauges to be my accountant.
We are all judged by our appearance.
I try to dissuade young girls I know and care about from making a decision they may regret.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 03, 2017 11:46 PM (IgBFP)

412 >>>I got my balloon knot bleached. Barry too.
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And for a brief moment I think "balloon knot?" WTF? Does he mean a kneecap?


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:44 PM (J5mC3)<<<

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE A BUTTHOLE KINDA LOOKS LIKE THE KNOT OF A BALLOON!!!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at January 03, 2017 11:46 PM (WidQN)

413 Her wife? Is that some kind of joke?

Posted by: Commenter from 1972 at January 03, 2017 11:46 PM (v+ehC)

414 407 Dav just won the Tat Wars, he did.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 03, 2017 11:43 PM (nk8XH)



You're kidding, right?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 03, 2017 11:46 PM (SRKgf)

415 I should imagine that nothing better completes the look of nicely shorn and smooth fanny than a shiny hiney...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 03, 2017 11:47 PM (kP16F)

416 @362 Miley, the Duchess-Unfortunately it's easy to paint with a broad brush when it comes to people with tats nowadays and be right. You are here at AoS so that says you have good judgement.

Posted by: JROD at January 03, 2017 11:47 PM (HRTU/)

417 garrett: Genuine LaceWig Butthole Brushes ForSale!

Nice meme wringing.

* ¡Jeb! Clap *

Posted by: mindful webworker - plastic fittings at January 03, 2017 11:47 PM (+/zXg)

418 I've also learnt that nipple bleaching is also a thing...

Whahuh? I like to see nipples. I think most men like to see nipples. Is looking like a store mannequin a thing in some subculture I haven't met?

Or is this just so they don't show through lighter sorts of out-in-public clothing?

Posted by: mikeski at January 03, 2017 11:47 PM (UzBQ4)

419 MeTV has changed their late night lineup. Mannix is on, and then Ironside. I'd forgotten about Mannix, but that was one tough sumbitch. He was always getting beat up and shot. Every time he'd get in his convertible, somebody would shoot at him, or run him off the road, or tamper with the brakes.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 03, 2017 11:48 PM (DW+jj)

420
416 Her wife? Is that some kind of joke?
Posted by: Commenter from 1972 at January 03, 2017 11:46 PM (v+ehC)


Nope. There's a pic of the two whales in the pod further down in the article.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 03, 2017 11:48 PM (BK3ZS)

421 The ear lobe holes don't heal eventually?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 03, 2017 11:49 PM (IqV8l)

422 And how would you characterize people who make decisions that "might not be most useful for their futures" and might "unknowingly" limit their options? Geniuses?
--

Young.

Insecure.

Neurotic.

Filled with "rebellion."

There are a lot of smart people out there that have "issues." Sometimes those issues lead them to make decisions that are not the best.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:49 PM (J5mC3)

423 Heh...good friend of mine, fabulously well educated Han Chinese holds that all of east asian culture is just Chinese, in various states of degeneration. From China to Poland or Germany, it's all Mongols and Turks. Then you hit europeans, he explains.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:49 PM (849WJ)

424 The ear lobe holes don't heal eventually?

Your generic piercings for earrings, they will, eventually.

Gauges, not so much.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 11:50 PM (IcT7t)

425
MeTV has changed their late night lineup. Mannix is on, and then Ironside.

And then 77 Sunset Strip

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 03, 2017 11:50 PM (IqV8l)

426 Miley, the Duchess-Unfortunately it's easy to paint with a broad brush when it comes to people with tats nowadays and be right. You are here at AoS so that says you have good judgement.
--

agree 110%

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:50 PM (J5mC3)

427 A tattoo may be a completely harmless thing, a jeux d'esprit. Or it might be an indication of poor impulse control. The percentage of Ph.D chemists with tattoos is likely to be far lower than the percentage of meth heads with them.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 03, 2017 11:51 PM (J8/9G)

428 The Finns aren't Scandis?

Linguistically, at least, they're very close to Estonians. Both are only related to Hungarian, although that's a little more distant.

Posted by: t-bird at January 03, 2017 11:51 PM (NBHj5)

429 You know, The Gift would be a much different story if O'Henry knew about anal bleaching.

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:51 PM (g9txO)

430 422 MeTV has changed their late night lineup. Mannix is on, and then Ironside. I'd forgotten about Mannix, but that was one tough sumbitch. He was always getting beat up and shot. Every time he'd get in his convertible, somebody would shoot at him, or run him off the road, or tamper with the brakes.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)
----------------

And the bastards took Columbo out of the lineup.
First Rockford, now this...

Posted by: Chi at January 03, 2017 11:52 PM (wVYbe)

431 *waves to Miss Miley

Posted by: Chi at January 03, 2017 11:43 PM (wVYbe)

Hey Chi!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 03, 2017 11:53 PM (tHwdc)

432 The Finns aren't Scandis?

Linguistically, at least, they're very close to Estonians. Both are only related to Hungarian, although that's a little more distant.

Posted by: t-bird at January 03, 2017 11:51 PM (NBHj5)


Depends...

http://satwcomic.com/

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 03, 2017 11:53 PM (vBeA5)

433 There was supposed to be an elipsis after The Gift...

Posted by: garrett at January 03, 2017 11:53 PM (g9txO)

434 Miss me yet?

Posted by: Marco Rubio at January 03, 2017 11:53 PM (DMUuz)

435 I don't know why they get tattoos
***
Because the media lies to them about everything and they believe it.

From "getting tattoos like everyone else shows I am individual" to "Mitt Romney wants to take away your tampons!" to "Men want a woman with a bitchy attitude and a fancy job title".

Posted by: 18-1 at January 03, 2017 11:54 PM (aZq03)

436 Heh...good friend of mine, fabulously well educated Han Chinese holds that all of east asian culture is just Chinese, in various states of degeneration. From China to Poland or Germany, it's all Mongols and Turks. Then you hit europeans, he explains.
--

In the desk in my basement, I have a drivers license photo of my grandfather from Poland. For the record, he is 100% Polish, and looked like he could have been related to Pope John Paul II.

In this photo, he looks extremely Asian. Specifically Mongolian. Really unsettling. I have been pondering getting my DNA tested however, since I am paranoid/insane, I don't want my DNA ramdonly out there so that some day, I can be denied health insurance because I have a genetic marker for a disease.

/if you want my DNA, you'll have to get it from a straw at Burger King! And I'll be drinking Coke, which will destroy it. So you'll get nothing! NOTHING!

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 03, 2017 11:55 PM (J5mC3)

437 We have top men working on inks that will glow in the dark.

Posted by: Day - Glo Corp. at January 03, 2017 11:56 PM (bc2Lc)

438 Note to self. No more tattoo photos even if they lead into great songs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 03, 2017 11:56 PM (voOPb)

439 OK, so tattoos are just silly, and like many here I don't really trust anybody who goes in for them these days. Having said that, I'll relate the most tatted up girl I know. She's, erm, 28 I think, an academy grad, short, and a captain. Has "sleeves" that stop just above the legal point, a mural on her back, and a couple of spiralling designs that reach around to the iron hard flat tummy and then down from there. Neither are the tits calm. Real high quality work, a screwy story for each one, well over $10K invested, it a bout makes me gag to see that circus shit on that body. Also, a crew cut.

Being in some kind of intelligence work that I have more sense than to ask about, she didn't really have to deploy to any hot zones. But with just over a year left on her "contract," her outfit needed just one person to go to the sandbox, and the guy whose number came up had a wife and two kids, so she said, what the hell, I'm going. And volunteered in his place.

Six months of deployment training, and then when she got to scenic Afghanistan, further volunteered to do her work outside the wire in the field, and so goes out in full battle tack almost every day with some guys from another branch who do very dangerous things. Also? I suspect she's a Democrat.

When she is done, no, I would not trust her with the company files. But, absolutely the most go-to-hell, what-the-hell-it's-only-life crazy brave SOB I've ever met, and I've met WWI and WWII vets from all branches.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 03, 2017 11:56 PM (H5rtT)

440 Here is a gallery of the most beautiful Finnish women

http://beauty-around.com/en/tops/item/67-samyue-krasivyie-finki

Interestingly very few red heads - almost all blondes and brunettes. I think redheads are very common in Russians.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 03, 2017 11:57 PM (aZq03)

441 You still get Columbo, the "new" ones that started in '89 on Sunday at 8PM.

They've got to change the lineup, else they run them in the ground. Now, I can watch a Columbo episode several times right together and still enjoy it, but even they start to get old. You watch them, then take a break, and you can watch them again in a year or two.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 03, 2017 11:57 PM (DW+jj)

442 ...I don't want my DNA ramdonly out there...

The difference between women and men, in one sentence fragment.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 03, 2017 11:57 PM (IcT7t)

443 Every time he'd get in his convertible, somebody would shoot at him, or run him off the road, or tamper with the brakes.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius
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was Mannix the guy who had the drop-down revolver under the dash of his car?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 03, 2017 11:57 PM (ZO497)

444 We have top men working on links that will glow in the dark.

Posted by: Pixy Schumer at January 03, 2017 11:57 PM (+/zXg)

445 Miley, the Duchess-Unfortunately it's easy to paint
with a broad brush when it comes to people with tats nowadays and be
right. You are here at AoS so that says you have good judgement.

Posted by: JROD at January 03, 2017 11:47 PM (HRTU/)


Thank you. Back when I was young, people used to allow for differences in this huge country of ours. Now I see a bit of classism appearing on the ONT, and as usual, it distresses me a little. It makes me wonder why people must be so very vociferous about something they disagree with, when it has nothing to do with them.
'Nite, Horde!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 03, 2017 11:58 PM (tHwdc)

446 If only Shakespeare had known of butthole bleaching, too.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 03, 2017 11:58 PM (DW+jj)

447 439. When I laugh, I have the Mongol eyes. Eastern European blood, after all.

Met a dude from Xinjiang - 1/4 each Han, Bulgarian, Turkmen, and Albanian. Looks like my kid brother, and a few people think we're related.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:58 PM (849WJ)

448
In this photo, he looks extremely Asian. Specifically Mongolian. Really unsettling.
***
Mongols and Turks did a lot of bad things in Eastern Europe (mostly in the name of Allah). Quite possibly you do have a Mongol or Turk somewhere in the family tree...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 03, 2017 11:59 PM (aZq03)

449 be alternative and get a tat, just like everyone else

Posted by: Original Jake at January 03, 2017 11:59 PM (jrFgU)

450 No tats here.
My Dad had one, had the name of his first girlfriend on his left bicep.
Unfortunately, she dumped him after about a week.

Posted by: navybrat at January 03, 2017 11:59 PM (w7KSn)

451 I knew a girl from Uzbekistan once - half Ukrainian/half Uzbek I believe.

Looked all Russian except when she smiled.

She was pretty, and pretty evil.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 04, 2017 12:00 AM (aZq03)

452 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport


wining!!

Posted by: Original Jake at January 04, 2017 12:00 AM (jrFgU)

453 >>>We have top men working on inks that will glow in the dark.

Posted by: Day - Glo Corp. at January 03, 2017 11:56 PM (bc2Lc)<<<
They already use inks that glow under black lights. Pretty sure I saw something where a fuking idiot misguided youth was get that tattooed into the white part of their eyeball.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 04, 2017 12:00 AM (WidQN)

454 be alternative and get a tat, just like everyone else
***
At least the purple/blue/green hair that used to be the way to signal you were different washes out.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 04, 2017 12:00 AM (aZq03)

455 454. Those central asian girls...... some are breathtaking.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 04, 2017 12:01 AM (849WJ)

456 I've also learnt that nipple bleaching is also a thing...

That sounds like a gay thing, too. I have no idea what the point might be ... but it has "gay" written all over it. Like shaving ones body (which is okay for swimmers in big competitions, but that's about it).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2017 12:01 AM (zc3Db)

457 all my dads Navy buddies had blue-green blob tats on their arms when I was a kid in the 70's, I often asked what the blob was...

a ship, a boat, a girl, a globe and anchor,.....


tats don't age well

Posted by: Original Jake at January 04, 2017 12:02 AM (jrFgU)

458 393
388. Heh....tough sombitch, wasn't he? Never, ever, invade Finland.



The winter war taught the reds two things - the value of snipers and the utility of the SMG. Hard way to learn, though.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 03, 2017 11:39 PM (849WJ)

Yep. It's not like there's anything you'd really want there -- but there is plenty of death. Some of it wrapped up in little white 5'2" packages. One hundred days, 500+ kills (maybe as many as 800).

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 12:02 AM (EzgxV)

459 Because the media lies to them about everything and they believe it.


From "getting tattoos like everyone else shows I am individual" to "Mitt Romney wants to take away your tampons!" to "Men want a woman with a bitchy attitude and a fancy job title"
--

There was a story at Gateway Pundit today about young people at Columbia being interviewed about Female Genital Mutilation. I couldn't watch all of it, but the general attitude was "Live and let live. I respect their choices." The students were also OK with this being done by Planned Parenthood and funded by the government. To be honest, I don't think the majority had any idea what this even was; but none asked for clarification.

They'll be the first to get on the train to the ovens to prove how "tolerant" and "supportive" they are.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 04, 2017 12:03 AM (J5mC3)

460 Here is a gallery of the most beautiful Finnish women

I imagine Duluth yearbooks look like that. Nice enough.

Posted by: t-bird at January 04, 2017 12:03 AM (29QcC)

461 redheads are very common in Russians. .
...
and Norway and Ireland
Sweden too


Viking slave trade and all

Posted by: Original Jake at January 04, 2017 12:03 AM (jrFgU)

462
>> was Mannix the guy who had the drop-down revolver under the
>> dash of his car?

I don't remember. Last night was the pilot episode. A mobster's daughter is kidnapped, and Manix is hired to make the pay-off and try to get her back. Turned out the girl, with her mother in cahoots, pulled off the whole thing to get some of Daddy's money.

Mannix had a little snub-nosed revolver with him, and I didn't see if he kept in the dash. I'm not a gun buff enough to recognize the type. But he shot a helicopter pilot with it, taking him and the chopper out with it last night, so it must be something.

Oh, Mannix was played by Mike Connors, of course. Who is still alive. In his 90s.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 04, 2017 12:03 AM (DW+jj)

463 The fear "of losing out" has always been one of the most powerful motivators I know to make every effort to try to assure that that did NOT happen.

Posted by: Moran Moran at January 04, 2017 12:03 AM (GdgAM)

464
They've got to change the lineup, else they run them in the ground.

They seem to have an infinite contract for M*A*S*H

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 04, 2017 12:03 AM (IqV8l)

465 Miley: ...Now I see a bit of classism appearing on the ONT, and as usual, it distresses me a little....

Yeah. But, thank heavens no one here is petty enough to descend into serious arguing about putting beans or ketchup on your carrots, or debating crossbows vs Ginger. Or Trump v #NeverTrump.

Posted by: mindful webworker - petty heartbreaker at January 04, 2017 12:04 AM (+/zXg)

466 461. I like to think he was modest and understated his kills. I'd put money it was higher than anyone would want to admit.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 04, 2017 12:04 AM (849WJ)

467 Mongols and Turks did a lot of bad things in Eastern Europe (mostly in the name of Allah). Quite possibly you do have a Mongol or Turk somewhere in the family tree...
---

Genghis Kahn.

I do believe his empire extended into parts of Germany.


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 04, 2017 12:06 AM (J5mC3)

468 I saw Bleached Butthole Surfers open for Fox Twat at the Continental Club in '88.

Posted by: Kelly Meghan at January 04, 2017 12:10 AM (bc2Lc)

469 470. The mixing of cultures and peoples in history is fascinating. Example - my Polish Jewish jewbilly family have kept alive Cossack customs from my grandmother's family - her grandfather was a cavalry conscript. Listen to the music, or learn the names of weapons, clothes, or horse tackle - it's all Turko-Mongolian.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 04, 2017 12:10 AM (849WJ)

470 I read somewhere that about a tenth of humanity has DNA that traces back to Genghis Khan.

Posted by: navybrat at January 04, 2017 12:11 AM (w7KSn)

471 * hits brakes, swerves, narrowly avoiding a hallucination *

I think it must be time to time-travel to the rising of the sun. The cozy, flannel sheets comfy pillow way.

If you missed it, my silly Christmas Webworkshop video still awaits your view click, comment, cash contribution, or utter disdain - whatever. It's still only the 10th Day of Christmas. Link in nic.

Beware the Christmas Wrap.

Goooooooooood night, Gracies.

* hits accelerator, smacks into dead-end brick wall *

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 04, 2017 12:12 AM (+/zXg)

472
They seem to have an infinite contract for M*A*S*H
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr
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And CHiPs. Was that show ever worth watching?

If they stop running Bonanza during the day, I probably won't watch MeTV until they change it up again.
TBH, I don't care for the earliest Bonanza (they're running them now) as much as the later ones.

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 12:13 AM (wVYbe)

473 459 I've also learnt that nipple bleaching is also a thing...

That sounds like a gay thing, too. I have no idea what the point might be ... but it has "gay" written all over it. Like shaving ones body (which is okay for swimmers in big competitions, but that's about it).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2017 12:01 AM (zc3Db)

++++

Why would I want to bleach my nipples?

I guess if you're wanting an answer to that question, you probably don't want to. But there are many women that are interested in this procedure. Why? Some cultures feel that lighter, pink colored nipples and areolas look more youthful and enticing.

Nipple bleaching is not as common in North America as it is in some other areas such as Japan.


http://www.vaginalbleaching.org/nipple-bleaching/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 04, 2017 12:13 AM (R+30W)

474 Apparently in Poland there are the fair,blond, redhead, peoples and then there are the asiatics and you can figure that out.



Poland also has no natural bounderies except a few rivers that are not that hard to cross

Posted by: Original Jake at January 04, 2017 12:14 AM (jrFgU)

475 473 I read somewhere that about a tenth of humanity has DNA that traces back to Genghis Khan.
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John fucking Kerry related to Khan, lol

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 04, 2017 12:14 AM (voOPb)

476 The Mongols got to Croatia (chasing around the Hungarian king) but no further.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 04, 2017 12:14 AM (aZq03)

477 Okay, given that the tatt wars are right there with 9mm/.45, and crossbows....

How 'bout we all brag about our most interesting or proudest scars?

Mine? Left shin, 11 stitches. The Dr. put those in, after he first removed the 7 crude stiches I'd sewed into myself, from a bad step and a sharp rock out in the Anza-Borrego desert, near Ocotillo Springs, CA.

'Bout 1971, and I was about 13 y/o at the time.

Was out desert dirt biking w/ older neighbors, and had the mishap while they were all out burning cheap gas and castor oil.

Didn't get to the E.R. at Balboa Naval Hospital till about 48 hours later.

And the Dr. was showing off my handiwork to one and all.

I can testify though, it didn't take all that much bourbon to help numb and "courage" a young 110 lb., me to have done what needed doing.

And I had some bragging rights when the guys rode back into camp an hour or so later, too.

Okay, that's my cool story. What's yours?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 12:16 AM (v5iqM)

478 Speaking of mixing, I'm pretty amazed that the Hungarians appear to have started off (in recorded history) near China.

Over a millenium they moved west, and somehow did not mix much with the Turks and other Asians as they were still fair skinned/fair haired when they showed up in Europe.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 04, 2017 12:16 AM (aZq03)

479 Khhhaaaannnn!

Posted by: The Shat at January 04, 2017 12:16 AM (bc2Lc)

480 The Mongols got to Croatia (chasing around the Hungarian king) but no further.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 04, 2017 12:14 AM (aZq03)


The Mongols only stopped from totally overrunning Europe because they had to get back home for a funeral.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 04, 2017 12:18 AM (zc3Db)

481 >>>I read somewhere that about a tenth of humanity has DNA that traces back to Genghis Khan.

Posted by: navybrat at January 04, 2017 12:11 AM (w7KSn)<<<

This is going to make for an easy show.

Posted by: Maury Povich at January 04, 2017 12:18 AM (WidQN)

482 Hoo boy.

John E asked on twitter, of reporters, how many know someone who owns a pickup truck. The TL is glorious.

https://twitter.com/JohnEkdahl

I hope Ace turns it into a post.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 04, 2017 12:18 AM (SEXy3)

483 Jean Francois Cary with Mongolian blood?

Suddenly I am reminded of that scene from the beginning of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Arthur Dent finds out his house is about to be demolished and the foreman is this Milquetoast of a guy with Mongolian horseman laughing at him in his mind....

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 04, 2017 12:19 AM (idrE1)

484
Okay, that's my cool story. What's yours?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 12:16 AM (v5iqM)

===

I got a paper cut the other day. Hurt real bad. Still stings a little.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 04, 2017 12:19 AM (EZebt)

485 Okay, that's my cool story. What's yours?

No cool stories. Just small scars from stupid shit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 04, 2017 12:20 AM (IcT7t)

486 Got the crazy libertarian with the tats running the zoo tonight aye?

Posted by: jackw at January 04, 2017 12:20 AM (fO+6C)

487 John fucking Kerry related to Khan, lol

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 04, 2017 12:14 AM (voOPb)


Original family name: Kohn.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 04, 2017 12:20 AM (SRKgf)

488 Everything about the outgoing Secretariat of State is phony. He's not even human, he's a horses posterior for gosh sakes.....

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 04, 2017 12:22 AM (idrE1)

489 490. Krautish for Kohan or Cohen, po russki, Kagan. Not related except by sound.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 04, 2017 12:23 AM (849WJ)

490 The Mongols only stopped from totally overrunning Europe because they had to get back home for a funeral.
***
I'm not sure that is clear. Defeating the Poles and Hungarians was very costly for the Mongols. A full fledged war with the HRE might have even united Christian Europe against them.

Ultimately it would depend on whether the Western Europeans would have learned to deal with horse archers faster then the Mongols would learn how to fight in Europe (less open space, less foraging and many, many fortresses).

Keep in mind that for example Richard the Lionheart was able to beat a somewhat similiar Arabic army, on the offensive, in hostile terrain.

He did it with lots of crossbowman and a slow determined pace...

Now if the French led either that crusade or this hypothetical war against the Mongols though? Then we'd all be speaking Mongolian today.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 04, 2017 12:23 AM (aZq03)

491 As I think Rush put it, Kerry is the guy everyone laughs at behind his back, but he can't understand why.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 04, 2017 12:24 AM (DW+jj)

492 >>>Original family name: Kohn.

Poor Sally instead of bleaching her twat she bleached her brain

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 04, 2017 12:24 AM (voOPb)

493 Genghis Kahn.

I do believe his empire extended into parts of Germany.




Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 04, 2017 12:06 AM (J5mC3)



I don't think so. At least not when he lived. They started an exploratory expedition that way while Geghis lived, but it wasn't conquest. I think after he died and Ogadai took over is where they started their conquest campaign into Russia and Europe.


Here is the History of the World (Every Year) map. It's cool to watch the expansion and eventual collapse of groups like the Persians, Alexander, Rome, and the Mongols.

https://youtu.be/-6Wu0Q7x5D0

Posted by: buzzion at January 04, 2017 12:24 AM (cAnNx)

494 Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 12:16 AM (v5iqM)
Abdominal scar, maybe 10 inches long. They gutted me. Twice in 10 days. 5 days after the first surgery, I was home and not feeling well. I had been home for 2 hours. I coughed and about a gallon of blood came out of the incision. I looked like Carrie at the prom from the chest down. I looked like the girl in gone girl.
After the ambulance ride to the ER I watched the stupid ER doc put more staples in my stomach. She was saying I could go home. It was just "oozing". They finally called my surgeon.
I woke up packed in ice from a reaction to the transfusions and with a NG tube. I was sick.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:25 AM (IgBFP)

495 Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 12:16 AM (v5iqM)

Don't know if they're cool, but I cut the shit out of my ankle on coral surfing when I lived in Hawaii, leaving a massive wake of blood in the water, and a hunk of liver-like tissue hanging out. A dozen stitches later, and to this day can't move/feel anything on that side of my foot.

Broke my ankle a few years ago, and was told they'd call if the X-rays showed it was broken. Three weeks went by, and I continued to walk on the sucker (gingerly) until they called me (while I was attending a ball game at Petco I was supposed to play in) to tell me they'd found my X-rays, and I should get in right away. What's the rush, I said; I've been "walking" on it for three weeks already. Upshot: a zipper running up my ankle and half a dozen screws that hold the plate in place.

Does that count?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 04, 2017 12:27 AM (SRKgf)

496
The Twilight Zone episode on MeTV right now is the one where Peter Falk plays a Castro-like character.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 04, 2017 12:27 AM (DW+jj)

497 Anybody have an update on when SMFH is having her hubby's funeral?

I'm kinda out of touch lately and haven't seen anything.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 04, 2017 12:28 AM (Jcg9Q)

498 I woke up packed in ice from a reaction to the transfusions and with a NG tube. I was sick.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:25 AM (IgBFP)



Not many hunters survive being field-dressed, you know.

You done good, girl!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 12:28 AM (v5iqM)

499 Ultimately it would depend on whether the Western Europeans would have learned to deal with horse archers faster then the Mongols would learn how to fight in Europe (less open space, less foraging and many, many fortresses).


The Mongols would have laughed at the European fortresses. They were used to taking Chinese cities.

Posted by: buzzion at January 04, 2017 12:28 AM (cAnNx)

500 How 'bout we all brag about our most interesting or proudest scars?

I have several small scars from childhood. But the biggest ones I got when I was 3. Pulled the cord on one of those old electric coffee percolators. Mostly hidden by normal clothing and not obvious 50 years later. The best stories are from my broken bones during my teens.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 04, 2017 12:28 AM (W6Ch1)

501 It would make for an interesting alternative history to suppose a full Mongol invasion of Europe that leads to a French led, nobility heavy, army being CRUSHED and most of the nobility of Europe dead, with an existential threat on the doorstep.

Could the remaining leaders rally the European yeoman and peasants to field an army that to match the mongols before too many fortresses and cities fell?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 04, 2017 12:28 AM (aZq03)

502 Upshot: a zipper running up my ankle and half a dozen screws that hold the plate in place.

Does that count?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 04, 2017 12:27 AM (SRKgf)



BEST. TATTOO. EVER! x eleventy!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 12:30 AM (v5iqM)

503 504. I can answer that. We'd all be burning joss and offering rams to Tengri.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 04, 2017 12:30 AM (849WJ)

504 Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 12:16 AM (v5iqM)
After that experience, during a movie when someone gets shot or stabbed and dies, and there's a pool of blood, my husband always says "you bled way more than that and you lived. That's not enough blood for the guy to have died".

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:31 AM (IgBFP)

505 Abdominal scar, maybe 10 inches long. They gutted me. Twice in 10 days.
--

Do you tell people you were shanked at a bar fight?

/sigh. Made up stories are always so much more fun...

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 04, 2017 12:31 AM (J5mC3)

506 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 04, 2017 12:27 AM (SRKgf)

===

I hope both those things didn't happen to the same foot!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 04, 2017 12:32 AM (EZebt)

507 Toe broken as an infant.
It was never set.
Turned in to a hammer toe.
I had it removed at the knuckle decades ago.

Posted by: navybrat at January 04, 2017 12:32 AM (w7KSn)

508 BEST. TATTOO. EVER! x eleventy!
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 12:30 AM (v5iqM)



Yeah, but nobody normally sees it!

Looking at the post-surgical X-ray, I joked with the orthopod "Hey, that's the way I put in screws too!" since they were all askew.

"Yeah, but I meant to do that."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 04, 2017 12:32 AM (SRKgf)

509 After that experience, during a movie when someone gets shot or stabbed and dies, and there's a pool of blood, my husband always says "you bled way more than that and you lived. That's not enough blood for the guy to have died".

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:31 AM (IgBFP)




Good thing it wasn't a paper cut. That'd have likely done ya in, you know.

*grin*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 12:32 AM (v5iqM)

510 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 04, 2017 12:27 AM (SRKgf)
Reading that story gives me the feeling of nails on a chalkboard. You are tough.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:33 AM (IgBFP)

511 I hope both those things didn't happen to the same foot!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 04, 2017 12:32 AM (EZebt)


Nope. Different feet. The one with the zipper had a joint chiseled out and replaced with an implant after I broke metatarsals.

Play sports, they're good for you.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 04, 2017 12:33 AM (SRKgf)

512 Upshot: a zipper running up my ankle and half a dozen screws that hold the plate in place.


Does that count?
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OMG. Do you tell young children that if you are unzipped that your insides will fall out?

/if not, you really should consider it...

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 04, 2017 12:33 AM (J5mC3)

513 Hmmmm

42 staples for an acl reconstruction 21 on eac side
Then 2 knee replacements in the same knee cut, total of 3 rather lengthy incisions

The have gone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 04, 2017 12:35 AM (voOPb)

514 Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 04, 2017 12:31 AM (J5mC3)
I only wear a one piece swimsuit now. If anyone sees it and asks I'll have to make up a better story.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:35 AM (IgBFP)

515 I only wear a one piece swimsuit now. If anyone sees it and asks I'll have to make up a better story.

Tell 'em it's where the xenomorph burst out of your body.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 04, 2017 12:36 AM (IcT7t)

516 Butt naked or buck naked? What is said where?

Posted by: Colloquialism Jo at January 04, 2017 12:37 AM (bc2Lc)

517 Reading that story gives me the feeling of nails on a chalkboard. You are tough.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:33 AM (IgBFP)



No, not really. Because they'd said they'd call if it were broken, and they hadn't, I thought the ankle was just badly sprained, and was trying to work it out. It was only a simple fracture, and as long as I didn't torque the bone at the break, it didn't hurt that much. It was clear I couldn't play baseball on it, but I could walk around (carefully).

I told the orthopod that in retrospect I felt kind of stupid, but he said in the same situation he'd have done the same thing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 04, 2017 12:37 AM (SRKgf)

518 OMG. Do you tell young children that if you are unzipped that your insides will fall out?

/if not, you really should consider it...

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 04, 2017 12:33 AM (J5mC3)



I told our younger son that he'd been born with a tail, and that until we had it removed we could always tell when he was happy because he'd wag.

Does that count?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 04, 2017 12:39 AM (SRKgf)

519 Generally one of the arguments for the failure of the 1284 invasion of Hungary, vs the successful one in 1241, is that the Hungarians spent those 40 years building fortresses. Many of these had held out in the earlier invasion spurring them to do so.

Even in 1241 the HRE was full of such fortresses.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 04, 2017 12:40 AM (aZq03)

520 I'll tell my husbands latest story. The weekend of my birthday he was BBQing at his office. Huge pit. 6 chickens 6 tri tips on the grill. He went to lower the grate and it broke and the meat fell on the fire. He tried to stop the spinning metal handle and hurt his middle finger on his left hand.
I kept telling him it was broken and he needed to go the dr. He kept golfing every Sunday. He finally went 2 months later and he's in PT.
His finger looks deformed.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:43 AM (IgBFP)

521 Interesting story in the WSJ...

"Americans eat 554 million Jack-In-The-Box tacos a year, and no one knows why"

http://tinyurl.com/z2s5o3n

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2017 12:44 AM (u8kLQ)

522 Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 04, 2017 12:36 AM (IcT7t)
That made me laugh.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:44 AM (IgBFP)

523 Fortunately not many scars to brag about. All from hockey. One small mark just under the bottom edge of the chin - young teenage years, the days before cages, a puck got me right there. Didn't hurt a bit, bloody, just a butterfly bandage.


Later, adult years. One scar under each eyebrow - one from a puck, one from a stick.


Hockey tournament in Montreal, 2004. Gloves were old, fell fast/hard, left pinky was exposed thru glove, ice cut it pretty bad near the tip. Canadian military medic just back from A'stan was the tournament EMT, we had a nice war talk while he put on antiseptic and bandaged it up. Slight loss of feeling in that finger tip til today.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 04, 2017 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

524 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2017 12:44 AM (u8kLQ)
My husband loves those when he's hungover. One of my friends eats the same thing when she has a hangover.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:47 AM (IgBFP)

525 522 Generally one of the arguments for the failure of the 1284 invasion of Hungary, vs the successful one in 1241, is that the Hungarians spent those 40 years building fortresses. Many of these had held out in the earlier invasion spurring them to do so.

Even in 1241 the HRE was full of such fortresses.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 04, 2017 12:40 AM (aZq03)



I'd put it more on the Mongols no longer being as united in 1284 as they were still one united empire in 1241. So the Golden Horde of 1284 would not be able to call up as much force and Chinese siege technology as the Mongol Empire of 1241 could.

Posted by: buzzion at January 04, 2017 12:49 AM (cAnNx)

526 Posted by: Jim at January 03, 2017 10:19 PM (v5iqM)

MeAgain probably hired to be the #1 NBC Attack Dog on Trump.

May not turn out well for MeAgain or NBC. And sounds like she will be getting a lot of air time. A little bit of MK goes a long way.

Posted by: gracepc at January 04, 2017 12:50 AM (OU4q6)

527 Goodnight everyone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 04, 2017 12:51 AM (IgBFP)

528 Now if the French led either that crusade or this hypothetical war against the Mongols though? Then we'd all be speaking Mongolian today.

Mongols have a certain equality amongst the sexes, albeit different responsibilities toward tribe / family. There are worse things in life, i think ...

Posted by: Adriane the Barbarian Critic ... at January 04, 2017 12:51 AM (AoK0a)

529 Rachel Madcow has to be crying in her pillow tonight

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 04, 2017 12:52 AM (voOPb)

530 Oh, I'm sure it takes $281K to get a decent president for a JC. Uh huh.


It's just the market, see?


The "market" being a wildly inflated orgy of subsidies and govt.-guaranteed loans and endless taxpayer $$$ (just invent/print more when you run out).


Amusing that so many think there's much hope.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 04, 2017 12:53 AM (QDnY+)

531 CaliGirl, that's what I've always read, JITB tacos are classic munchie food.

MH: and by "pillow" you mean.....? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2017 12:53 AM (u8kLQ)

532 Haven't had a Jack's taco in decades. But they were the first in a chain (unless AZ or TX had something like that in the early 60s).


Back when, Jack's had shrimp on the menu.


My indoor range is a few blocks from their HQ and test kitchens.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 04, 2017 12:56 AM (QDnY+)

533 I was born super early (3 months early in 1968 was not good) because of that I have scars in my right eye that render it almost legally blind and very sensitive to light. I was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy. Because of this I was placed in special ed through jr. high. I finished high school with a solid c avg. Sick of this stuff. I talked with a Navy recruiter and took the asvab, scoring very well. I was offerd a spot in the nuke schools but declined. The detailer was surprised that my score put me in Data Systems "A" school and was very excited when I accepted because he had seen so few openings for that rate. I scraped through the physical with "waivers" for my eye and "tight heel cords". I forgot to mention special ed or CP. I was in! I graduated as 1 of 4 originals in a starting class of 28 we had 16 finish. Only four of us graduated on time. I finished a six year enlistment and got out when physical limitations were starting to be an issue. I married and had two great kids. My wife recognized I was having a worse time with my balance after 15 years. I went into a Neurologist and had head MRI's done and he made a Diagnosis od Hereditary Spastic paraplegia. (hsp) I was shocked to say the least. I wound down from doing field engineering and took a desk job. A few years later my little brother was diagnosed with Spinalcerabelarataxia SCA his balance and coordination had gone to shit by the time he was 35. His neurologist revised my diagnosis to match his (1 in 500,000) diagnosis. Latter we found the genetic flaw came from my grandmother. My gm, mom, me, and my brother as well as my son all share in the genetic lottery. I'm finally disabled in my 40's as well as my little brother. My son is OK at this point and mom is retired now.

Cool Story? no blood and guts but increasingly rare diagnosis throughout my life. Serving in the military by lying? Despite it all I have a great family too.

Posted by: USNtakim at January 04, 2017 12:59 AM (hMqvx)

534 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 04, 2017 01:01 AM (IcT7t)

535 MH: and by "pillow" you mean.....? ;-)

Bed. Pillow. Tears of disappointmen

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 04, 2017 01:02 AM (voOPb)

536 MH, I thought maybe it was code for something :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2017 01:03 AM (u8kLQ)

537 537
I was born super early (3 months early in 1968 was not good) because of
that I have scars in my right eye that render it almost legally blind
and very sensitive to light. I was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy.
Because of this I was placed in special ed through jr. high. I finished
high school with a solid c avg. Sick of this stuff. I talked with a Navy
recruiter and took the asvab, scoring very well. I was offerd a spot in
the nuke schools but declined. The detailer was surprised that my score
put me in Data Systems "A" school and was very excited when I accepted
because he had seen so few openings for that rate. I scraped through the
physical with "waivers" for my eye and "tight heel cords". I forgot to
mention special ed or CP. I was in! I graduated as 1 of 4 originals in a
starting class of 28 we had 16 finish. Only four of us graduated on
time. I finished a six year enlistment and got out when physical
limitations were starting to be an issue. I married and had two great
kids. My wife recognized I was having a worse time with my balance after
15 years. I went into a Neurologist and had head MRI's done and he made
a Diagnosis od Hereditary Spastic paraplegia. (hsp) I was shocked to
say the least. I wound down from doing field engineering and took a desk
job. A few years later my little brother was diagnosed with
Spinalcerabelarataxia SCA his balance and coordination had gone to shit
by the time he was 35. His neurologist revised my diagnosis to match his
(1 in 500,000) diagnosis. Latter we found the genetic flaw came from my
grandmother. My gm, mom, me, and my brother as well as my son all
share in the genetic lottery. I'm finally disabled in my 40's as well as
my little brother. My son is OK at this point and mom is retired now.



Cool Story? no blood and guts but increasingly rare diagnosis
throughout my life. Serving in the military by lying? Despite it all I
have a great family too.

Posted by: USNtakim at January 04, 2017 12:59 AM (hMqvx)


Thank you for your service. Would that 1/10th of your spirit were found in more "able-bodied" youngsters who have never faced your hardships.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 01:04 AM (EzgxV)

538 qdpsteve, you don't mean the ones made in the Inventure's home state of Minny Soda, do you. Because those look like they'd be real chewy.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 04, 2017 01:06 AM (H5rtT)

539 Is it possible to die from too much popcorn because..... Wow, this thread.

Posted by: Pepe at January 04, 2017 01:07 AM (7SUm3)

540 Cool Story? no blood and guts but increasingly rare diagnosis throughout my life. Serving in the military by lying? Despite it all I have a great family too.

Posted by: USNtakim at January 04, 2017 12:59 AM (hMqvx)



Fuckin' SEALS should be in awe of YOU, sir.

I know I am.

*salutes!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 01:09 AM (v5iqM)

541 Stringer, sorry, I'm lost by your comment... ;-)

I thought JITB tacos were everywhere.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2017 01:10 AM (u8kLQ)

542 It was also quite a surprise to learn that "Russia" was named when the Golden Horde encountered the Kievan Rus. Starts making the recent unpleasantness in Ukraine look more complicated than media reports might show.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

543 Is it possible to die from too much popcorn because..... Wow, this thread.
Posted by: Pepe


Had to run into Lakewood Mall yesterday for a few minutes, and one of their new food kiosks is a place that sells nothing but popcorn.

Yick, that hyper-buttery smell was everywhere. NOT appealing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2017 01:11 AM (u8kLQ)

544 I'm not all that special. I could never even attempt to equate myself with a seal. I just did my job.

Posted by: USNtakim at January 04, 2017 01:12 AM (hMqvx)

545 steve. "Pillow." I think maybe MH didn't know you were talking dirty.
So I added a pillow-biter on MyPillows reference to class things up.

I think the general review here not long ago was that we'd all buy one of those pillows if we thought it would make the ads go away.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 04, 2017 01:14 AM (H5rtT)

546 Stringer, ah. Thanks. ;-)

The old old joke: had a dream last night I was eating a giant delicious marshmallow, and when I woke up my pillow was gone!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2017 01:15 AM (u8kLQ)

547 I consider myself smart, but I'm not nearly as fast a learner as I used to be about a lot of things.

My brain is definitely 'stickier' about certain subjects than others.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2017 01:16 AM (u8kLQ)

548 There was a Death by Popcorn scandal a few years back. That butter-flavored popcorn that sold so well for the Scouts was made in a place that sprayed a flavoring dissolved in alcohol SD40 onto the kernels, with industrial spray heads. People who breathed in that environment were getting a lung coating, similar to silicosis or the "Kandy Apple Lung" that car painters used to get.

The other deadly popcorn was from Twain. It got so hot in Vermont one year that the corn popped right on the ears, out in the field. It flew up in the air, and the cows were so dumb they thought it was snow, stood there and froze to death.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 04, 2017 01:18 AM (H5rtT)

549 @174 I've seen some practical tattoos that were tastefully functional: A large thoracotomy scar covered with zipper design... A long scar the entire length of the outside of stripper's leg (from a motorbike crash) that was turned in a really nice snake...
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Nice.

I've heard of artists that specialize in doing "nipple and areola" tattoos for women who've had to have a mastectomy. Apparently it helps deal with some of the emotional issues that arise when a woman has to have her breast removed.

Posted by: junior at January 04, 2017 01:21 AM (ZvmQn)

550 480
How 'bout we all brag about our most interesting or proudest scars?

Carrying a VT52 down the hallway of my apartment back when I was a student. Being a large-ish terminal, the VT52 entirely filled the hallway, except for enough space for my hands, which rubbed the walls as I walked down the hallway.

Totally forgot about the light switch at the end of the hallway. Still have a scar in my hand.

My awesomest scar is totally lame, isn't it?

Posted by: Anachronda at January 04, 2017 01:21 AM (Oi5b2)

551 I'm not all that special. I could never even attempt to equate myself with a seal. I just did my job.

Posted by: USNtakim at January 04, 2017 01:12 AM (hMqvx)



Respectfully sir. Bullshit.

You knowingly pushed through a presumed CP and "learning disabled" diagnosis, to a full enlistment, survived boot camp, and went on to a highly advanced tech-school.

Wherein you kicked ass.

And then went on to serve as long as your body allowed, only then knowing when it was time to swaller the anchor, and cast your lot with the landlubbers.

Balls, guts, determination, drive. In no small measure.

Yeah, you did your job. So says every SEAL, DELTA, Force Recon and P.J. to ever have a medal for valor pinned to their tunic

You're deserving of no less.

Shit in society goes to the shooting stage, I want YOU in my foxhole with me, okay?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 01:22 AM (v5iqM)

552 "I just did my job." That's what Simo Hayha said. In my experience, people who say that are usually cut out of the same stuff he was.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 04, 2017 01:22 AM (H5rtT)

553 Someday, I'd like to visit Samarkand, Astrakhan, and Sarai -- there is so much history there that is buried in the West for want of scholarship.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

554 awww shucks twasnt special at all just did my thing. Really not that special.

Posted by: USNtakim at January 04, 2017 01:25 AM (hMqvx)

555 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 04, 2017 01:25 AM (u8kLQ)

556 gnight.

Posted by: USNtakim at January 04, 2017 01:27 AM (hMqvx)

557 See you guys.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 04, 2017 01:29 AM (H5rtT)

558 @298 If the authorities required criminals to have distinctive tattoos so that they'd be easier to ID, those criminals would howl in outrage. Yet the same people queue up and pay top dollar to make themselves easier to identify. Pure genius.
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Reminds me -

A friend of mine who used to work as a public defender had a case where one of the items that got her to take the case more seriously was when the defendant noted that he had a *lot* of tattoos, and the prosecution's witness hadn't mentioned any tattoos when describing the suspect to the authorities.

Posted by: junior at January 04, 2017 01:34 AM (ZvmQn)

559 Another random interesting link -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timur

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

560 Those aren't pillows!

Posted by: Planes, Trains & Automobiles at January 04, 2017 01:42 AM (bc2Lc)

561 Time to augur in. Yon pillow awaits.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 04, 2017 01:42 AM (v5iqM)

562 Story about tattoo, maybe true, maybe not:

A college-age girl told her parents she was going to get a tattoo. They knew that if they tried to talk her out of it she would just want it more. So they held a family party and showed old home movies of parents & friends in the 70s. They were all adorned in crazy haircuts, foot-wide lapels, other outrageous clothing etc. Everyone laughing hysterically and then Mom said, "Of course we all eventually got new clothes and haircuts". The daughter got the message and didn't get the tattoo.

Posted by: FOAF at January 04, 2017 01:50 AM (p0JMG)

563 I may still get one some day. Who knows? It'll be the classic "Mom" biker tattoo.
Posted by: Chi at January 03, 2017 10:36

I'm calling BS, it will be a tat of Tucker. And BTW thanks for freaking us all re: him not eating and then bloated. LOL

You took a phone call and left us hanging on the rest of the story? True MORON.

Has Tucker "eliminated" the rest of the problem?

I do get it, our labs will eat anything around.




















Posted by: Farmer at January 04, 2017 01:54 AM (o/90i)

564 Heh. That was an IF I every get one. But if I live longer than him, that's a possibility for #2.

I do feel like shit about that. But, I truly appreciate all the concern for the little fucker.
I didn't actually see him poop, but his belly is pretty much back to normal, so i assume he left a giant loaf somewhere out back. ?
So is his attitude. Had a good day playing with his BFF, Oocho the doxie, and a short car ride. He'll be fine.
He just shot two months of GAINZ down the drain in 2 days is all...

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 02:01 AM (wVYbe)

565 Did I kill the ONT this early?

Posted by: Farmer at January 04, 2017 02:02 AM (o/90i)

566 568
Heh. That was an IF I every get one. But if I live longer than him, that's a possibility for #2.



I do feel like shit about that. But, I truly appreciate all the concern for the little fucker.

I didn't actually see him poop, but his belly is pretty much back to
normal, so i assume he left a giant loaf somewhere out back. ?

So is his attitude. Had a good day playing with his BFF, Oocho the doxie, and a short car ride. He'll be fine.

He just shot two months of GAINZ down the drain in 2 days is all...

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 02:01 AM (wVYbe)

This is why I wasn't chatty that night -- once I knew the score, I knew other Morons needed informing.

Have you weighed him since?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 02:05 AM (EzgxV)

567 Crap - 6 months of GAINZ. I got him down to 17 lbs from 19.2

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 02:05 AM (wVYbe)

568 569
Did I kill the ONT this early?

Posted by: Farmer at January 04, 2017 02:02 AM (o/90i)


It was all the blank space.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 02:06 AM (EzgxV)

569 So, Farmer -- any sign of what that security alert might have been?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 02:07 AM (EzgxV)

570 Have you weighed him since?
Posted by: cthulhu
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Nah. The only scale he's ever been on is at the vet's.
(I have never owned one, myself)

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 02:07 AM (wVYbe)

571 It was all the blank space.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 02:06

Not sure how I did that. Was trying to be fastidious...now how the hell didn't the cucumber catch that?

Nite all, Dad is safe in bed upstairs, I'm off to bed too, just have to corral one more dog...get up here Kahlua!

Posted by: Farmer at January 04, 2017 02:14 AM (o/90i)

572 574
Have you weighed him since?

Posted by: cthulhu

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Nah. The only scale he's ever been on is at the vet's.

(I have never owned one, myself)

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 02:07 AM (wVYbe)


Heh. He'd fit on my cooking scale....which is not about cooking Tucker.

I have previously mentioned that the godkids (now in/entering college) would visit and we'd always cook oatmeal cookies. The standard recipe has you measuring out cups of packed brown sugar, which is -- frankly -- retarded. How packed? How do you keep it from lumping when mixing afterward? How do you adjust for humidity?

So, we did a weight-per-packed-cup adjustment and always did brown sugar by weight, since the kids were about 3 years old. Which meant that we needed a kitchen scale.

If you're ever going to have your nephew over cooking oatmeal cookies, start thinking about buying a kitchen scale.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 02:16 AM (EzgxV)

573 Black Muddy River is kind of stupendous

Posted by: Mayer is dead at January 04, 2017 02:25 AM (M3DRt)

574 Re Good money going to waste I know I'm late to this, and I'll admit to not reading the comments, but . . . .

I work for a department of our county's government. We recently received a $50,000 grant directly from FEMA (usually these grants go through the state - this is the first one we've received directly from the feds). This is a small grant, even by our standards.

We haven't had time to purchase the equipment we planned on buying with the grant, but being new to a direct grant, we had a couple of questions. FEMA set up a conference call to answer them. THREE of our people and SIX, count 'em, SIX of their people were on the call. For ONE HOUR. Then they sent us a letter telling us of their planned visit to our office to audit our records next month. WE HAVEN'T SPENT A DIME. Yet they're requesting records showing we haven't spent any money and they're sending a TEAM to review our non-existent spending records. To audit a $50,000 grant.

At today's staff meeting I asked (seriously) if we could refuse the grant. Laughs all around. *sigh*

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 02:28 AM (Oelm8)

575 Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 02:16 AM (EzgxV)

Now you've touched on my strong suit.
I've been weighing ingredients for a few years now. You're exactly right about brown sugar, but even more about flour. How do you scoop it into the cup to get the right amount? I make decorated sugar cookies as a part time job (well, to be honest, last year's PL statement showed a profit of $2 per day, so it's a glorified hobby. Or as my MIL would say - it keeps me out of the bars.) Anyway, I've been weighing all of my ingredients from the beginning. Sugar for convenience and flour for accuracy. Baking is a science!

I've found King Arthur Flour is a good source for the volume/weight conversions.

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 02:35 AM (Oelm8)

576 When it seems the night will last forever. Pretty damn great lyrics

Posted by: Mayer is dead at January 04, 2017 02:36 AM (M3DRt)

577 My 'best' scar story.

I have about a half an inch scar behind my right ear. Innocuous looking thing by people who have seen it.

The night started out innocently enough. It was $1 Drink Night. Me and my friend told the server we wanted 8 drinks. She said, 'I can't serve you eight!' 'Four then, we're thirsty.' And so it went for the night. 4 drinks at a time. I don't remember my friend driving me home. I DO remember sticking my key in the front door of my parents home. I DO remember having to pee. I woke up with my Mom shaking me in my bed, 'Are you okay? Are you alive?' 'Yeah, I'm fine-- Wow! My ear hurts.' When I got up from the bed, I noticed a spot of blood on the pillow. When I went to take a morning pee, I saw why my Mom was so concerned. There, inside the tub, was a little pile of rubble including the formerly grouted in soap dish. Apparently, I had passed out while peeing, fell back over the tub, hit my head on the soap dish knocking off the tiled wall, then got up and went to bed. My concussion was so bad I couldn't even sit in a car for three days, much less be in a moving one. That was my third concussion in three years (two years earlier I hit my head on the windshield in a car accident not my fault; one year earlier I had been playing softball with mixed teams. My friend, a lefty, was playing second base while I, a righty, was playing shortstop. A ball was hit over the second base 'bag' and we both went for it, going low for the grounder. Our heads hit with a large 'THUNK!' and, like in the cartoons, we stood up and fell backwards.)

So I have a small scar behind my ear which by all rights should have killed me. But I guess being drunk kept me loose enough to save me.

Posted by: RickZ at January 04, 2017 02:40 AM (91AeI)

578
579
Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 02:16 AM (EzgxV)



Now you've touched on my strong suit.

I've been weighing ingredients for a few years now. You're exactly
right about brown sugar, but even more about flour. How do you scoop it
into the cup to get the right amount? I make decorated sugar cookies
as a part time job (well, to be honest, last year's PL statement showed a
profit of $2 per day, so it's a glorified hobby. Or as my MIL would say
- it keeps me out of the bars.) Anyway, I've been weighing all of my
ingredients from the beginning. Sugar for convenience and flour for
accuracy. Baking is a science!



I've found King Arthur Flour is a good source for the volume/weight conversions.

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 02:35 AM (Oelm


Yeah, whenever you see "packed" or "sifted" in a volumetric measurement in a recipe, anyone who has weighed is just going, "blow me."

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

579 I had this great post here, lost it. FSS

Oh well, time for bed. Got old Dad safe and sound here.

That's my priority. This horde is awesome. Be well.

My best,
T

Posted by: Farmer at January 04, 2017 02:45 AM (o/90i)

580 581
My 'best' scar story.



I have about a half an inch scar behind my right ear. Innocuous looking thing by people who have seen it.



The night started out innocently enough. It was $1 Drink Night. Me
and my friend told the server we wanted 8 drinks. She said, 'I can't
serve you eight!' 'Four then, we're thirsty.' And so it went for the
night. 4 drinks at a time. I don't remember my friend driving me home.
I DO remember sticking my key in the front door of my parents home. I
DO remember having to pee. I woke up with my Mom shaking me in my bed,
'Are you okay? Are you alive?' 'Yeah, I'm fine-- Wow! My ear hurts.'
When I got up from the bed, I noticed a spot of blood on the pillow.
When I went to take a morning pee, I saw why my Mom was so concerned.
There, inside the tub, was a little pile of rubble including the
formerly grouted in soap dish. Apparently, I had passed out while
peeing, fell back over the tub, hit my head on the soap dish knocking
off the tiled wall, then got up and went to bed. My concussion was so
bad I couldn't even sit in a car for three days, much less be in a
moving one. That was my third concussion in three years (two years
earlier I hit my head on the windshield in a car accident not my fault;
one year earlier I had been playing softball with mixed teams. My
friend, a lefty, was playing second base while I, a righty, was playing
shortstop. A ball was hit over the second base 'bag' and we both went
for it, going low for the grounder. Our heads hit with a large 'THUNK!'
and, like in the cartoons, we stood up and fell backwards.)



So I have a small scar behind my ear which by all rights should have
killed me. But I guess being drunk kept me loose enough to save me.

Posted by: RickZ at January 04, 2017 02:40 AM (91AeI)

Scalp wounds can bleed like nobody's business. Between 5th and 6th grade, my 'rents enrolled me in an athletic summer camp. During one session, I stood up under a "desk" built into a wall, and bled all over my shirt and left a puddle on the floor. Any scar is covered by hair, but it caused a bit of consternation.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 02:46 AM (EzgxV)

581 When the last rose of summer pricks my finger

Posted by: Mayer is dead at January 04, 2017 02:47 AM (M3DRt)

582 Yeah, whenever you see "packed" or "sifted" in a volumetric measurement in a recipe, anyone who has weighed is just going, "blow me."

Ok, so now I'm going to laugh every time I get the scale out . . . how am I going to explain this to NavyDad?

There's a group of sugar cookie decorators who share tips, etc. One day I read a blog post that a very talented decorator wrote. She bragged about not measuring the sugar in her cookies. She just dumps from the bag. Really? NOT MEASURING?!? In the beginning I worked as hard at getting my recipe right as I did my decorating - probably more. To me this is heresy. Then again, I've tries some absolutely beautiful cookies that tasted like sawdust.

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 02:50 AM (Oelm8)

583 Then again, I've tries some absolutely beautiful cookies that tasted like sawdust.
Posted by: NavyMom

The beautiful cookie is a lie!

Posted by: viking at January 04, 2017 02:54 AM (6y/kW)

584 I have a 'beauty mark' on the left side of my face a few inches from my ear, right on the bone that goes below the eye.

We were at a picnic for my Dad's office. There was a dart board and the older kids, around 10 like me, put the board at the base of a tree and threw darts at it. A little girl, about three, picked up one of the darts and flung it. It thwacked right into my upper cheek, sticking into the bone. I went over to my Mom who was talking with someone. 'Mom. Mom! I've got a problem!' She finally turned to me, saw the dart in my face, plucked it out and had me taken to the dispensary for a tetanus shot. That 'beauty' mark' reminds me how close I came to being blinded in one eye.

Who needs tattoos?

Posted by: RickZ at January 04, 2017 02:54 AM (91AeI)

585
So I have a small scar behind my ear which by all rights should have killed me. But I guess being drunk kept me loose enough to save me.
Posted by: RickZ
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Ouch.
Do you remember Worrell Bros down at the oceanfront?
They used to have 10 cent mixed drink night.
I have a scar on my upper lip from faceplanting perfectly onto the sharp corner of the coffee table after one of those nights.

9 stitches (2 or 3 of which were internal) to put my lip back together.
How I didn't lose teeth is beyond me. A couple of inches, and it would've been my eye (maybe my life?).
God looks out for drunks, idiots, and children I guess.

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 02:56 AM (wVYbe)

586 Posted by: viking at January 04, 2017 02:54 AM (6y/kW)

Are you on FB? Not saying they're beautiful, but I'll send you a link to my page.

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 03:01 AM (Oelm8)

587
586
Yeah, whenever you see "packed" or "sifted" in a volumetric measurement
in a recipe, anyone who has weighed is just going, "blow me."



Ok, so now I'm going to laugh every time I get the scale out . . . how am I going to explain this to NavyDad?



There's a group of sugar cookie decorators who share tips, etc. One
day I read a blog post that a very talented decorator wrote. She
bragged about not measuring the sugar in her cookies. She just dumps
from the bag. Really? NOT MEASURING?!? In the beginning I worked as
hard at getting my recipe right as I did my decorating - probably more.
To me this is heresy. Then again, I've tries some absolutely beautiful
cookies that tasted like sawdust.

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 02:50 AM (Oelm


The idea of baking is to have a consistently good product -- few people want to throw random things together and discard 1/3 of what results [They're not truly random -- there is a local 2-store chain named "Sugar Butter Flour"].


I might understand trying to dial-in to fresh pasta -- but anything needing to be baked has to have all its ingredients mixed properly when it goes into the oven. And that means measuring properly.....and that, for anything supposedly packed or sifted, means weighing.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

588 Geez... five hours of sleep seems to be the "norm", anymore. Not rested, nor alert. This must be what it is like to have kids.

By the way... Leah Remini is dropping Bombs all over that cult of Scientology. What a great series that has been.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Deplorable1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:08 AM (6gk0M)

589 Posted by: viking at January 04, 2017 02:54 AM (6y/kW)

http://tinyurl.com/hctzxrw Link to my FB page -I'm not sure how else to post these pictures.

These are cookies I made for an Eagle Award ceremony. I decided to make the required badges. The fun part is that one of the Scoutmasters wouldn't let the scouts take a cookie until they identified the badge.

I've honestly had more fun -despite the lost sleep - doing this than anything else. Look at me, it's 2:15 our time and I have to get up at 6:15 for my real job, yet I'm looking forward to the next three nights and all day Saturday of decorating.

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 03:10 AM (Oelm8)

590
592
Geez... five hours of sleep seems to be the "norm", anymore. Not rested, nor alert. This must be what it is like to have kids.



By the way... Leah Remini is dropping Bombs all over that cult of Scientology. What a great series that has been.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Deplorable1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:08 AM (6gk0M)


Howdy, Slapweasel -- how are you doing? I know you had to dial it back on the decor this year, but are you feeling like things are getting better?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:10 AM (EzgxV)

591 Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

I feel like I've found a kindred spirit!

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 03:13 AM (Oelm8)

592 I was sad about not being able to decorate the house. My neighbors noticed, of course. It was nice hearing from them, but I was a bit sad. It wasn't the same this year.

Being injured to that point was not good, but I had to get over myself and remember the reason for the season!

If that is the worst thing to happen to me?

-I am truly blessed!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:14 AM (6gk0M)

593 593
Posted by: viking at January 04, 2017 02:54 AM (6y/kW)



http://tinyurl.com/hctzxrw Link to my FB page -I'm not sure how else to post these pictures.



These are cookies I made for an Eagle Award ceremony. I decided to
make the required badges. The fun part is that one of the Scoutmasters
wouldn't let the scouts take a cookie until they identified the badge.



I've honestly had more fun -despite the lost sleep - doing this than
anything else. Look at me, it's 2:15 our time and I have to get up at
6:15 for my real job, yet I'm looking forward to the next three nights
and all day Saturday of decorating.





Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 03:10 AM (Oelm

They said I had to log in to continue. Since I don't do FB, I missed it. I hear gab is nice.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:14 AM (EzgxV)

594 By the way... Leah Remini is dropping Bombs all over that cult of Scientology. What a great series that has been.
Posted by: Slapweasel
-------------------

I'd like to catch that some day.
I watched a few episodes of a reality show she had on A&E or TLC, a few years ago, and I like her.
She seemed to have come out of that "church" fairly sane. Rare, i understand, but nice to see her family backed her 100%.
And her little sister is adorably cute.

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 03:15 AM (wVYbe)

595 Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:14 AM (EzgxV)

I'm not sure how else to post pics. Not really tech savvy.
Any suggestions anyone can provide - soon . . . I'm running out of steam tonight.

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 03:17 AM (Oelm8)

596 -Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 03:15 AM (wVYbe)

"Scientology and the Aftermath" is just freaking compelling and simultaneously joyous and sad.

She is a fighter. She is a bulldog with a cause. I cannot-not watch this show.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:19 AM (6gk0M)

597 Leah Remini takes care to make both sides of the argument. She makes sure to put what the "church" writes on the documentary, alongside of the testimony of those who have left.

This is a cult who believes L. Ron Hubbard is God.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:23 AM (6gk0M)

598 596
I was sad about not being able to decorate the house. My neighbors
noticed, of course. It was nice hearing from them, but I was a bit sad.
It wasn't the same this year.



Being injured to that point was not good, but I had to get over myself and remember the reason for the season!



If that is the worst thing to happen to me?



-I am truly blessed!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:14 AM (6gk0M)

We are all truly blessed by the reason for the season, but we can further bless one another by carrying glad tidings of joy during this part of the year. That you have done such an exceptional job of this for years and years reflects entirely to your credit, but it is perfectly understandable that this year would fall short -- the spirit was willing, but the flesh was weak.
Here's hoping that the flesh recovers next year and/or you inspire those who might further spread glad tidings during this season of Holy Days.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:24 AM (EzgxV)

599 Thank You, cthulhu! Love you, Brother!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:26 AM (6gk0M)

600 599
Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:14 AM (EzgxV)



I'm not sure how else to post pics. Not really tech savvy.

Any suggestions anyone can provide - soon . . . I'm running out of steam tonight.

Posted by: NavyMom at January 04, 2017 03:17 AM (Oelm

tinypic.com is an alternative. Or you can just sleep now and worry over pictures tomorrow -- it's been fun to have you here tonight either way.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:27 AM (EzgxV)

601 The only problem I have with this documentary is that Ms. Remini is looking for a government solution for this problem.

It was Bill Clinton who allowed them to become tax-exempt in 1993, declaring this Cult Corporation a "religion".

Is there anything the federal government can't do?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:33 AM (6gk0M)

602 several of the former residents of my house were/are Scientologists, including some famous folks... judging from the mailing addresses we see on the junk mail that continues to show up here, even after we've been here over a decade.

for a would be world government, they seem to have a shittier than usual direct mail monitoring program.

lots of unfamous folk too, but that likely explains the undercurrent of Hollyweird as well

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 04, 2017 03:34 AM (smqRl)

603
Is there anything the federal government can't do?
Posted by: Slapweasel
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Operate efficiently?
Shrink?
Defend our borders?
(I could do this all night...)

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 03:35 AM (wVYbe)

604 And a late good evening to those of the Horde still awake. Just got settled into the motel in Helena, MT. Drive through Utah was uneventful, but it was beginning to snow between the Utah border and Pocatello. Stopped at the Devil Creek reservoir to let the dog have a run, and the silly critter took off out onto the ice on the reservoir. I had visions of her breaking through and drowning, but she made it back to the car OK. From Pocatello onward to Idaho Falls, the snow got worse, and the highway became very slippery. I counted 7 vehicles in the ditch or median, including some overturned, before I quit counting. Cops and/or wreckers were on site, so no need of me stopping.

Onward from Idaho Falls, the snow lessened, and once over the pass into Montana, it quit altogether, and the pavement was clear, and I could make time once more. Turned off I-15 at Dillon, and took secondary roads through Twin Bridges, Whitehall, and Boulder, to rejoin I-15 near Boulder. It's actually shorter than staying on I-15 through Butte, and no mountain passes to deal with.

Stopped in Boulder to get coffee at the Town Pump gas station, and the Suburban would not restart after having been shut down. Cranked and cranked, no fire. Checked fuses, all OK. Finally bought a can of starting fluid, and removed the air filter, and gave it a shot in the intake tract. Fired right up, and kept running, and ran fine, all the way here. Sounds like the fuel pump is on its last legs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 03:36 AM (zFEBc)

605 Can someone pray for my husband? He's currently in the ICU after taking a lot of meds (he wrote dosages on his arm before he passed out). His leadership has not been taking care of him and this is the second time in a month he's wound up in the hospital with a mental breakdown. He'll be okay, he just needs to sleep off what wound up in his system before they got the charcoal in his stomach.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 04, 2017 03:37 AM (ar2KI)

606 -Posted by: redc1c4 at January 04, 2017 03:34 AM (smqRl)

Hollyweird is another cult of its own.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:37 AM (6gk0M)

607 Pookysgirl...

I ask that our brother be found and loved by Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Might he find him well and show him the grace he is deserved.

Tomorrow should be better than today through Christ, Our Lord...

*amen*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:40 AM (6gk0M)

608 Let our hearts carry him, pookysgirl.

*hugs*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:43 AM (6gk0M)

609 Thanks, Slap. He ain't gonna be happy when he wakes up, but he'll wake up eventually.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 04, 2017 03:43 AM (ar2KI)

610
609
Can someone pray for my husband? He's currently in the ICU after taking a
lot of meds (he wrote dosages on his arm before he passed out). His
leadership has not been taking care of him and this is the second time
in a month he's wound up in the hospital with a mental breakdown. He'll
be okay, he just needs to sleep off what wound up in his system before
they got the charcoal in his stomach.


Posted by: pookysgirl at January 04, 2017 03:37 AM (ar2KI)


Oh, fuck, pookysgirl. On pookette's birthday, which should be an occasion of joy. You have my fervent prayers for your husband, you and pookette. May the Good Lord have mercy on your troubled mate, and may your family be blessed by His grace.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:43 AM (EzgxV)

611 "Thanks, Slap. He ain't gonna be happy when he wakes up, but he'll wake up eventually."
-Posted by: pookysgirl at January 04, 2017 03:43 AM (ar2KI)

*HAH!* Probably not, right?

There are so many that are here for the both of you. The Horde is a bunch of hugs with a jagged edge.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:47 AM (6gk0M)

612 Damn, pookysgirl, that is disturbing news. I sure wish your guy a speedy recovery, and that he gets the help he needs. I'm sure with DT in office, there will be an improvement in the way the military cares for its hurting people, but he needs help right now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 03:50 AM (zFEBc)

613 And, BTW, Pookysgirl -- get backchannel. The Horde has resources that move faster than the comments.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:52 AM (EzgxV)

614 "Operate efficiently?
Shrink?
Defend our borders?
(I could do this all night...)
"
-Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 03:35 AM (wVYbe)

No shit, right?

By the way... they are charged, in the Constitution, with defending our borders.

That's How You Got Trump.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:52 AM (6gk0M)

615 Did I mention that it's colder'n fuck here? Nine below zero at Boulder, where I stopped. Might be a tad warmer here in Helena.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 03:53 AM (zFEBc)

616 I don't think I have much pull with the Man Upstairs, but my prayers are sent for you, pooky, and pookette.
May God hold him and bring him home to you safely.
I can't begin to imagine what you are going through, but know that your are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Be well.

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 03:53 AM (wVYbe)

617 608
And a late good evening to those of the Horde still awake. Just got
settled into the motel in Helena, MT. Drive through Utah was uneventful,
but it was beginning to snow between the Utah border and Pocatello.
Stopped at the Devil Creek reservoir to let the dog have a run, and the
silly critter took off out onto the ice on the reservoir. I had visions
of her breaking through and drowning, but she made it back to the car
OK. From Pocatello onward to Idaho Falls, the snow got worse, and the
highway became very slippery. I counted 7 vehicles in the ditch or
median, including some overturned, before I quit counting. Cops and/or
wreckers were on site, so no need of me stopping.

Onward from
Idaho Falls, the snow lessened, and once over the pass into Montana, it
quit altogether, and the pavement was clear, and I could make time once
more. Turned off I-15 at Dillon, and took secondary roads through Twin
Bridges, Whitehall, and Boulder, to rejoin I-15 near Boulder. It's
actually shorter than staying on I-15 through Butte, and no mountain
passes to deal with.

Stopped in Boulder to get coffee at the Town
Pump gas station, and the Suburban would not restart after having been
shut down. Cranked and cranked, no fire. Checked fuses, all OK. Finally
bought a can of starting fluid, and removed the air filter, and gave it a
shot in the intake tract. Fired right up, and kept running, and ran
fine, all the way here. Sounds like the fuel pump is on its last legs.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 03:36 AM (zFEBc)


Somehow, I feel certain that you could manage to run that Suburban wherever you had to with a 9-volt battery and a couple of bottles of everclear.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:54 AM (EzgxV)

618 Chi, my $1 drink night was in 1979 at one of the bars off Hampton around Old Dominion.

Posted by: RickZ at January 04, 2017 03:55 AM (91AeI)

619 Love those journal-like updates, AOP. Safe travels!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:56 AM (6gk0M)

620 I have a scar on my upper lip from faceplanting perfectly onto the sharp corner of the coffee table after one of those nights.

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 02:56 AM (wVYbe)


Reason # 1 for why the Bill Holden Drinking Helmet is still a bestseller.

Posted by: RickZ at January 04, 2017 03:57 AM (91AeI)

621 And a quick question for the Horde. I take it Obozo did not attempt to put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court by way of a recess appointment? They had CNN on in the drive-in in Nephi where I got lunch, and I didn't see anyone crowing about it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 03:57 AM (zFEBc)

622 391hrs to go then hopefully the real winning starts.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 04, 2017 03:58 AM (5sOEp)

623 I've been reading "Suddenly the Left Hates Julian Assange"...

Isn't the inverse true, as well?

Why should I like the guy whose job is to subvert my defense and steal my personal information?

Just thinking out loud, here.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 04:00 AM (6gk0M)

624 "And a quick question for the Horde. I take it Obozo did not attempt to put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court by way of a recess appointment? They had CNN on in the drive-in in Nephi where I got lunch, and I didn't see anyone crowing about it."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 03:57 AM (zFEBc)

He can't do that and it was a stupid thing, (that I fell-for), from the beginning.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 04:01 AM (6gk0M)

625 ...I have also maintained that I'm not that bright from the beginning.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 04:02 AM (6gk0M)

626 622 Chi, my $1 drink night was in 1979 at one of the bars off Hampton around Old Dominion.
Posted by: RickZ
------------

Huh. I wonder if it was 4400 Club.
I think my 10 cent night was a decade later.
How they did it, I still don't know. Nor how they got away it.

Posted by: Chi at January 04, 2017 04:02 AM (wVYbe)

627 By the way... Leah Remini is dropping Bombs all over that cult of Scientology. What a great series that has been.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Deplorable1), (T) at January 04, 2017 03:08 AM (6gk0M)


I tried to watch most of that series. It was way too much like televised group therapy sessions. I understand why someone like former Scientology cultists would feel the need for group therapy, but I don't need to see it.

As I said before, Remini's first and fatal mistake is calling Scientology a 'church'. On can simply walk away from a religion or a church but one must plot an escape from a cult, and many former cultists on her show did just that.

Posted by: RickZ at January 04, 2017 04:03 AM (91AeI)

628 Somehow, I feel certain that you could manage to run
that Suburban wherever you had to with a 9-volt battery and a couple of
bottles of everclear.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:54 AM (EzgxV)

It has actually been dead-nuts reliable since I got it, nearly ten years ago. Somewhere along the line, I had to replace the battery, and do brakes and ball joints, but this is the first failure-to-start not due to a weak battery. I will order a new fuel pump for it before its next road trip.
And I will stop in at Autozone or whatever, and get them to read the codes, too, before hitting the highway. About nine hours from home, now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 04:03 AM (zFEBc)

629 AOP, I've done that drive from SLC to IdahoFAalls dozens of times. Used to go thru tow or three books on tape.

Posted by: Jean at January 04, 2017 04:04 AM (2RVmA)

630 625
And a quick question for the Horde. I take it Obozo did not attempt to
put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court by way of a recess appointment?
They had CNN on in the drive-in in Nephi where I got lunch, and I
didn't see anyone crowing about it.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 03:57 AM (zFEBc)

It was a feint -- Garland is a lifetime appointee on the DC Appeals court now, which is already full of mischief. If he took a recess appointment to SCOTUS, he'd get a period of time (which shenanigans could drastically shorten) on SCOTUS, but permanently vacate DC Appeals. Trump would get to backfill both. It would be an insanely retarded maneuver.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 04:04 AM (EzgxV)

631 What year is this suburban?

Posted by: Jean at January 04, 2017 04:06 AM (2RVmA)

632 I get that, RickZ. I am easily amused and dumbfounded, I guess.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 04:06 AM (6gk0M)

633 632
Somehow, I feel certain that you could manage to run

that Suburban wherever you had to with a 9-volt battery and a couple of

bottles of everclear.




Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 03:54 AM (EzgxV)

It
has actually been dead-nuts reliable since I got it, nearly ten years
ago. Somewhere along the line, I had to replace the battery, and do
brakes and ball joints, but this is the first failure-to-start not due
to a weak battery. I will order a new fuel pump for it before its next
road trip.
And I will stop in at Autozone or whatever, and get them
to read the codes, too, before hitting the highway. About nine hours
from home, now.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 04:03 AM (zFEBc)


You don't own the Harbor Freight code reader?!?!?!? I'm shocked!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 04:07 AM (EzgxV)

634 It would be an insanely retarded maneuver.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 04:04 AM (EzgxV)

But Obama is "special", you know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 04:08 AM (zFEBc)

635 The way I read the Supreme Court gambit was it was just a pipe dream

Posted by: Skip at January 04, 2017 04:10 AM (5sOEp)

636 The Suburban is a '97, with the Vortec 350 in it, which is a very stout motor. And I do own a code reader, although I don't travel with it. Time to change that policy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 04:10 AM (zFEBc)

637 I didn't think anything that could be juiced to start had codes to read.

Posted by: Jean at January 04, 2017 04:12 AM (2RVmA)

638 Pookysgirl -- I'm in the middle of three conversations, but worry about you is foremost in my heart. You have my prayers, you have my thoughts. Keep us apprised, and seek out backchannel for quick response. I know that Chi and Slapweasel have put it out there, and there's many more if you shake the tree.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 04, 2017 04:12 AM (EzgxV)

639 "But Obama is "special", you know."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 04:08 AM (zFEBc)

I think I said at the time that I didn't doubt he'd try it. It is just another thing that "progressives" dream of but cannot accomplish.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 04:13 AM (6gk0M)

640 Slap, what I did find fascinating in Remini's shows was her expose of the costs. The whole interrogation thing, they called it something else, something more innocuous, cost around $800 an hour! I also found it fascinating how one in Scientology can go up and down on their 'scoreboard', requiring one to pay for those previous levels all over again. Also, the whole L. Ron Hubbard book and video library cultists must purchase. It's simply a religious scam, but since Hollyweird bought into it, it's now a thing. Remini is doing good work exposing Scientology, but the problem is those who need to see it will not or cannot see it. Without Hollyweird's financial and vocal support, Scientology would have vanished ages ago, like the Moonies.

Posted by: RickZ at January 04, 2017 04:16 AM (91AeI)

641 Nice! "The Moonies" is a quality comparison,

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 04:18 AM (6gk0M)

642 I didn't think anything that could be juiced to start had codes to read.

Posted by: Jean at January 04, 2017 04:12 AM (2RVmA)

Well, truth be told, it surprised the Hell out of me that it did start. It had been tricky to start for some time. Seems like pressure was bleeding off the fuel rail. I found that if I cranked it for half a second, then waited, and cranked again, it would start instantly. If I just turned the key and held it, it might crank ten or twenty seconds before catching. That's indicative of a weak fuel pump, which is in the tank.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 04:18 AM (zFEBc)

643 That was the end for my last minivan - the fuel pump in the tank went - and the bracket was so corroded it couldn't be pulled (or more accurately replaced). Starting had been getting difficult for about a month. But, anytime you get a Chrysler (9 product over 200K miles; its good. Got another one at 195K and its going strong. Needs a new power steering motor, but idk - keeps the wife from driving it.

Posted by: Jean at January 04, 2017 04:26 AM (2RVmA)

644 Feeling tired. I'm-a try to get back to sleep.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 04, 2017 04:26 AM (6gk0M)

645 Prayer pooky, but reach out via the group - I like eating O6 for lunch.

Posted by: Jean at January 04, 2017 04:30 AM (2RVmA)

646 Well, time for me to go to bed. I have a friend here in Helena in the hot rod business, and he has a yard full of vehicles, including several Suburbans. I might mooch a fuel pump relay off him, and try that. But if I can get it started, and it stays running, I should be good to go home. I will order up a new fuel pump, and change it before this truck goes on another long road trip.

Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 04, 2017 04:31 AM (zFEBc)

647 My dad owned a Suburban, but turned in for a Prius. My uncle wrote an email telling him to (verbadim) "save the earth". My disapproval was so low-key as to be difficult to pick up. My brief experience driving both vehicles supports my opinion that it was a mistake.

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at January 04, 2017 04:33 AM (VdICR)

648 The Prius has a decent amount of internal room, just needs a turbo diesel.

Posted by: Jean at January 04, 2017 04:36 AM (2RVmA)

649 Praying for Pooky,

Posted by: Skip at January 04, 2017 04:50 AM (5sOEp)

650 The Prius gives you 30% gas when the peddle is 60% down. I had to drive it like Stompy McAngryFeet to just drive it like a car of similar weight and power.

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at January 04, 2017 05:01 AM (VdICR)

651 Read that MeAgain's last show is Friday but I take it she is under contract til like June. 6 months to sit around and collect pay and becoming irrelevant?

Posted by: Skip at January 04, 2017 05:03 AM (5sOEp)

652 Thoughts and prayers, Pooky's Girl

Posted by: Bourbonchicken at January 04, 2017 05:06 AM (VdICR)

653 Mornin'.

Aside from an old hernia scar, my major scars are all hiking related. Biggest one is a 4-incher on my right shin, courtesy of a slip on some rocks while descending a steep river gorge in my twenties. Wearing shorts, which I would never do now for that very reason. There's hardly any flesh above the shin bone, so that sucker was right down to the gleaming white bone, about 6 inches long (the scar eventually shrunk to about 4 inches.) It's become a lot less noticeable over time.

My left kneecap is almost entirely scar tissue. That one took a lot longer to heal, but the shinbone scar is much bigger. Knock on wood, but I haven't had a serious hiking accident in 25 years. Probably because I was too reckless as a young'un. We all think we're indestructible when we're young...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at January 04, 2017 05:10 AM (ul9CR)

654 Weight vs. Volume for baking, fuel pumps, tattoos, drunken falls and Scientology.

Just another Tuesday night....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 04, 2017 05:31 AM (rF0hx)

655 15 Days.

18 Hours.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 05:35 AM (d76uN)

656 Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 05:35 AM (d76uN)

I am giddy with anticipation. And it's not that I have any particular desire to see a Trump presidency, other than for the amusement value of its chaos...but I want to see Obama in my rear-view mirror.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 04, 2017 05:44 AM (rF0hx)

657 I am giddy with anticipation. And it's not that I have any particular desire to see a Trump presidency, other than for the amusement value of its chaos...but I want to see Obama in my rear-view mirror.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 04, 2017 05:44 AM (rF0hx)

I hear ya. I'll be very happy when Obama's reign of error is finally over.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 04, 2017 05:46 AM (J+mig)

658 I don't think any other candidate would have the intestinal fortitude to piss off progtardia the way PE Trump is doing.

Honestly now, does anyone see Senator Cruz rocking the canoe any where near what PE Trump has done so far?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 05:50 AM (d76uN)

659 Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 05:50 AM (d76uN)

I'm still hoping for a Supreme Court Justice Ted Cruz...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 04, 2017 05:52 AM (rF0hx)

660 I'm still hoping for a Supreme Court Justice Ted Cruz...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 04, 2017 05:52 AM (rF0hx)

I can not imagine a better successor to Alito. It'd be a shame to lose him from the list of future Presidential contenders, but I think the gain would at least balance the loss.

The Leftists would be screaming for decades.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 04, 2017 05:56 AM (J+mig)

661 Yeah, this ONT was all over the place. The tat/no tat discussion comes up frequently...to each his own. We have a new admin at work, the first with visible neck tats. Yeah, she is kind of a loon, but a sweet loon who is trying really hard to do a good job. Our old office manager would never have hired her, but our new one is more laid back.

Sorry about your hubby, pookysgirl. I hope he's okay.

Posted by: Gem at January 04, 2017 05:57 AM (uaHyk)

662 I can not imagine a better successor to Alito. It'd be a shame to lose him from the list of future Presidential contenders, but I think the gain would at least balance the loss.

The Leftists would be screaming for decades.

One of the reasons I voted for Trump was wishcasting Cruz onto the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Gem at January 04, 2017 06:01 AM (uaHyk)

663 Chicago to police:

We let you carry a gun, but you better not use it!!

Why not let the police carry, but no bullets, that would work..

Posted by: Colin at January 04, 2017 06:03 AM (ogUTd)

664 It has long been known that CA's public employee pension system is bankrupting the State and yet absolutely nothing is being done about it. And things are a LOT worse than that short blurb described above. Not only do they get those great golden parachutes, but they can retire at 50 regardless of the number of years worked and then go back a rehire for a second salary. I have seen publish3d accounts where retired cops were pulling down $200,000 a year not counting other fringe benefits.


And yet instead of fixing this shit they want the rest of the country to pay for this shit.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 04, 2017 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

665 I think the deal has already been worked out. Senator Cruz goes to the SC and a Trump supporter gets his Senate seat.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 06:05 AM (d76uN)

666 Satan?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 04, 2017 06:06 AM (g6yUI)

667 Good Satan call

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 04, 2017 06:09 AM (89T5c)

668 I had a dream last night where I (it wasn't me, it was like, a guy from the 60s, but in the dream it was me, if you know what I mean) had a talk show and conned Obama into being a guest, and then sandbagged him with an on-air IQ test. He hemmed and hawed and tried to get out of it, and I kept saying,"When you leave everyone will know how stupid you really are" and "A *child* could take this test."

And somehow this segued into losing my autistic son at Lincoln Park Zoo. Eh, dreams.

Posted by: Gem at January 04, 2017 06:11 AM (uaHyk)

669 And yet instead of fixing this shit they want the rest of the country to pay for this shit.

Yep ... they're people all right. And that's how people are. Never too overly concerned about their own business - but friggin' obsessed with the affairs of you and me.

I hate people.

Posted by: SD at January 04, 2017 06:17 AM (fiGNd)

670 "When you leave everyone will know how stupid you really are"

It took people 8 years he's maintained his popularity despite being the most destructive, callous president in our nation's history, despite Americans finally perceiving how bad his policies are. That's got to take some kind of intelligence.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 04, 2017 06:25 AM (rH4JY)

671 Having read the content and barely browsed the comments:

pookysgirl: Ganbatte. I'm not unfamiliar with what you and he are going through, but I haven't got the eloquence to express my empathy so... please just do, as I believe you will, what you need to do for peace and healing.

Flubbed translations: They happen, but a lot of them are way overblown. Yes, Chevy sold Novas in Spanish-speaking countries. Guess what? "No va" and "Nova" are distinctly different in Spanish, and they know what the hell a nova is. They're presumably smart enough not to assume that the car isn't named "does not go". Likewise, JFK's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech didn't result in an entire country believing that he was claiming to be a jelly-filled pastry, ffs. They knew what he was saying.

Tattoos: I can understand the punk-rawk grrl appeal of a girl with tats, but it does kind of ick me out. A small, tasteful, concealed one is OK, especially if it has a personal meaning. Not that I like it, just that it's less unattractive.

That is all, carry on.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 04, 2017 06:28 AM (8nWyX)

672 670
"When you leave everyone will know how stupid you really are"



It took people 8 years he's maintained his popularity despite being
the most destructive, callous president in our nation's history, despite
Americans finally perceiving how bad his policies are. That's got to
take some kind of intelligence.





Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 04, 2017 06:25 AM (rH4JY)


Just remember that the same biased idiots who did the polls for the election are the ones doing the polls for his popularity. I have NEVER believed those "popularity" polls.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 04, 2017 06:31 AM (mpXpK)

673 "It took people 8 years he's maintained his popularity........."

Calling bull ob this. That popularity polling is as accurate as the POTUS polling was.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 06:32 AM (d76uN)

674
665 I think the deal has already been worked out. Senator Cruz goes to the SC and a Trump supporter gets his Senate seat.
Posted by: Tim i

Yep, when is Abbott free

Posted by: Jean at January 04, 2017 06:32 AM (2RVmA)

675 Beacten sich Selbst.

Denke auf Englisch!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 06:33 AM (d76uN)

676 675 Beacten sich Selbst.

Denke auf Englisch!
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 06:33 AM (d76uN)


This is terrible advice if you're trying to steal a MiG-31 out of the Soviet Union.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 04, 2017 06:42 AM (8nWyX)

677 I'll leave the jets to you. Maybe a T-80 instead. Easier to drive one of those.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 06:43 AM (d76uN)

678 Morning, fellow deplorables.

Posted by: fluffy at January 04, 2017 06:44 AM (jw2Xw)

679 Cruz would be awesome on the SC. If Sotomayor attacked him with her baseball bat, she'd go to prison, and there'd be another vacancy to fill.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 04, 2017 06:47 AM (rH4JY)

680 677 I'll leave the jets to you. Maybe a T-80 instead. Easier to drive one of those.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 06:43 AM (d76uN)


I can never tell if my reference was overlooked or if the reply went over my head (at Mach 6).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky-uzsw0kqw

Posted by: hogmartin at January 04, 2017 06:47 AM (8nWyX)

681 679
Cruz would be awesome on the SC. If Sotomayor attacked him with her
baseball bat, she'd go to prison, and there'd be another vacancy to
fill.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 04, 2017 06:47 AM (rH4JY)

Not to mention getting her fugly ass kicked.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 04, 2017 06:48 AM (mpXpK)

682 One damn good thing about Trump taking over here in a few days is my local radio station hourly news. Every hour at 5 min to the hour they give 5 min of "SRN News". And 99% of them are some kind of "Obama said or Obama did". I turn it off. I am sure they will not give hourly Trump messages.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 04, 2017 06:52 AM (mpXpK)

683 JJ up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 04, 2017 06:54 AM (mpXpK)

684 Never seen the movie, so your reference went over my head.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 04, 2017 06:55 AM (d76uN)

685 And somehow this segued into losing my autistic son at Lincoln Park Zoo.
==========================

Is this the story of how Obama ended up living in Chicago? Stanley Ann took him to visit the zoo?

Posted by: MTF at January 04, 2017 06:57 AM (sAXJ5)

686 I'd tat that.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at January 04, 2017 07:50 AM (IijTQ)

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