Overnight Open Thread (6 Jan 2017)

Be safe morons with this storm passing through. I'm hunkered down ready for whatever happens. Currently in a blizzard warning here in Norfolk.

Czech Guidance

Czech government tells its citizens how to fight terrorists: shoot them yourselves.

Chokers

No, no, no, nope. In 2017, men are wearing chokers. No, the only authorized chokers for men are military uniform dress uniforms like the Navy's Service Dress Whites or the Marine Dress Blues.

Sweet Drone Video

Science

Par for the course for the EPA. Obama's EPA 'does not verify the accuracy or science' on its own blog.

Fake News

Obama ignores facts with boastful 'greatest hits' list. Just like his administration is scandal free. It's all BS.

Here's a some real news. Record 95,102,000 Americans not participating in labor force. First time ever it's crossed 95M.

GoT Cover

This song was so good in the season finale last season. This guy did a nice arrangement of it.

SMOD Plan

OK, not much of strategy, more like a wishlist and I could've made this up in 5 minutes. WH has finally released a strategy for dealing with deadly asteroids.

Achieving Your Dream

Grandson achieves his dream of finding his grandfather's WWII plane.

TFOA

I've had Things Fall Off Aircraft (TFOA) in my flying days, but never something like this. Engine falls off B-52 during a training sortie over North Dakota.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by dog thoughts:

Top image via.

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1 1st?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2017 10:01 PM (dSqvH)

2 'Lo, 'rons...

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:01 PM (EzgxV)

3 'Allo, ONT! *smooches*

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:02 PM (+eR2D)

4 It's the Friday ONT! Yay!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 06, 2017 10:03 PM (tHwdc)

5 Off to read content. And frost cookies. TTYL, Horde!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 06, 2017 10:03 PM (tHwdc)

6 So we had less than a dusting of snow today and at one point, a 3 mile stretch of freeway by my house had four accidents at the same time.


Oh Texas drivers, never change.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:03 PM (+eR2D)

7 Thank you for the nice content on this ONT, CDR M. Now, off to chase links!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:04 PM (EzgxV)

8 FIRST !!!!


eleventy

Posted by: Original Jake at January 06, 2017 10:04 PM (jrFgU)

9 Woot woot love the pic above the fold

Yay WI

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2017 10:04 PM (voOPb)

10 Hiya big bro!

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:05 PM (+eR2D)

11 Hmmm. The 00Z NAM models are showing a significant shift north on the heavy snow band.

Posted by: CDR M at January 06, 2017 10:05 PM (9I51B)

12 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport


build da wall
build da wall
build da wall

Posted by: Original Jake at January 06, 2017 10:06 PM (jrFgU)

13 DG

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2017 10:06 PM (voOPb)

14 Better get in touch with my peeps in Tidewater.

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 10:06 PM (GsAUU)

15 Oh and in less exciting news, two things.


First, I just ordered six pounds of scrapple off of the internet because I'm a PA native.


Second, I have learned three chords on my guitar and now am learning how to change between them without looking/pausing/sounding like an ass.


In other news, I may have posted this the other night, but I'm on vacation and may have bourbonesia.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:07 PM (+eR2D)

16 Warm is good...

Keeping warm will, therefore, keep you good.

QED ...

Posted by: Adriane the Mass Shooting Critic ... at January 06, 2017 10:07 PM (AoK0a)

17 In 2017, men are wearing chokers.
They go especially well with man buns.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (+lVUW)

18 Oh, sure, we're going to DIE of RAIN in California, but we should all just worry about NORFOLK, which is near where the MEDIA is.

No, seriously, hope you folks thrive and prosper in the blizzard. Really, we're just going to get super-wet here. But we make a big deal of it, because it's what we have, until the next earthquake comes.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (iMxBJ)

19 Meanwhile, In High School Health Class...

Remember, the entire "preferred gender pronoun" thing ain't just limited to college campuses and New York City.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12848

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (vBeA5)

20 Alexa playlist continues.

Slippery people, live.

And now, Naive Melody. Good one Alexa.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (HV1LS)

21 Still, really?

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (iMxBJ)

22 Konbanwa, minna-san!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (kP16F)

23 Howdy, Horde!

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (nvMvs)

24 Willowed previous thread:

https://youtu.be/1oVn_u25Agc

David Byrne, traditional fiddling, and scratching. Genius.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (0bBNi)

25 I talked to someone in TN today, and they were freaking out. Before noon, there were already exit ramps closed because of accidents.

My client in NC was concerned about his young parts assembly guy getting home the afternoon; it is apparently Defcon 1 there. Stores are sold out of supplies, and I'm assuming the cannibalism will start tomorrow.

/in Michigan. Snow. Meh.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 10:09 PM (J5mC3)

26 Second, I have learned three chords on my guitar and now am learning how to change between them without looking/pausing/sounding like an ass.

Yeah, strings !!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Wannabe Bass Player via Osmosis Critic ... at January 06, 2017 10:09 PM (AoK0a)

27 >>> No, no, no, nope. In 2017, men are wearing chokers. No, the only authorized chokers for men are military uniform dress uniforms like the Navy's Service Dress Whites or the Marine Dress Blues. <<<



I was a bit ahead of my time.

Posted by: zombie David Carradine at January 06, 2017 10:09 PM (WidQN)

28 Nerdygirl...

You know where.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:09 PM (HV1LS)

29 Somebody get in the barrel.
Please tell me it's not nerdygirl again

Posted by: L, Elle at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (At/8G)

30 Well, at least Nerdy Girl is already familiar with the Barrel.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (nvMvs)

31 Speaking of the weather, I'm just laughing at the folks here in El Paso.

Yeasterday I'm walking back to the office outside wearing just my work attire with no jacket, and colleagues think I'm crazy --even though most know I lived a decade in Winnipeg!

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (GsAUU)

32 Okay people. I have a new laptop and I need to know what I'm doing to screw up the italics. I thought I had it fixed. This has new and improved autocorrect. Before it was changing the i in brackets to capital i, so I thought it was that, and taught it not to correct that. Now it's not closing the italics again.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (+lVUW)

33 22. As for your sanity - also willowed previous thread - you've named yourself after the span of thigh between a girl's stockings and the hem of her skirt. Quite sane, good sir.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (0bBNi)

34 Who's a Good Boy!?

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (QAjcy)

35 'Yeah, strings !!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Wannabe Bass Player via Osmosis Critic ... at January 06, 2017 10:09 PM (AoK0a)


They do help.
Honestly, this is my first serious go at learning guitar. I'm pretty chuffed.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:11 PM (+eR2D)

36 Itallics


RUN!!!!!

Posted by: Original Jake at January 06, 2017 10:11 PM (jrFgU)

37 Choker whites....

BRB.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 10:11 PM (EnKk6)

38 Second, I have learned three chords on my guitar and now am learning how to change between them without looking/pausing/sounding like an ass.



Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:07 PM


Don't worry about the no looking part.

Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 10:11 PM (lmIoG)

39 I'm going to have to get a restraining order, aren't I?

Posted by: The Barrel at January 06, 2017 10:11 PM (QAjcy)

40 15; isn't bourbonisia a prerequisite for learning guitar? i don't i can't even play guitar hero. keep it up dg.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 10:11 PM (KP5rU)

41 Oh... you mean not *looking* like an ass?

Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 10:12 PM (lmIoG)

42 Just watched the first episode of "Akiba's Trip", which is based on the game.

In it, some evil miasma takes over people's bodies (mostly cosplaying girls in Akihabra, so far) in order to take over the world, and the only way to stop them is to... strip the girls clothes off... usually in public in the middle of the busy street...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at January 06, 2017 10:12 PM (vBeA5)

43 I hunger.

nerdygirl!

Posted by: Teh Barrel at January 06, 2017 10:13 PM (GsAUU)

44 Posted by: The Barrel at January 06, 2017 10:11 PM (QAjcy)

Hahaha!

Posted by: CDR M at January 06, 2017 10:13 PM (9I51B)

45 >>>In 2017, men are wearing chokers.


That looks like a strip of cloth. I thought a choker was a regular necklace (the shortest length, but still at least a real necklace).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 06, 2017 10:13 PM (rH4JY)

46 A few years back my brother tried that wake up with a dog trick on me with his pit bull. Lucky for me the dog jumped up on the bed looked at me and went right to sleep.

Posted by: Big V at January 06, 2017 10:13 PM (wuhZk)

47 The dog alarm clocks video was cute except for one in the middle (where the guy says WTH)

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 06, 2017 10:13 PM (Om16U)

48 Czechs- the only people what had an army what beat the Soviets and yet didn't have a country of their own.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:13 PM (0bBNi)

49 32 Okay people. I have a new laptop and I need to know what I'm doing to screw up the italics. I thought I had it fixed. This has new and improved autocorrect. Before it was changing the i in brackets to capital i, so I thought it was that, and taught it not to correct that. Now it's not closing the italics again.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (+lVUW)


Mac? It's gotta be doing something to the left-square-brackets slash lower-case-i right-square-brackets. Just have to look closely to see what.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:14 PM (iMxBJ)

50 Stay up Late.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:14 PM (HV1LS)

51 @DangerGirl

the not looking down part will get better and better, congrats!

p.s. i quit after i mastered 'down in the valley'

keep on truckin.

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 10:14 PM (biupr)

52 Well, at least Nerdy Girl is already familiar with the Barrel.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (nvMvs)

At Motel Barrel, we leave the light off for you. It's better that way.

Posted by: Tom Bodett at January 06, 2017 10:14 PM (bG+ug)

53 Don't worry about the no looking part.



Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 10:11 PM (lmIoG)


Yeah, I figure over time muscle memory will take over. If I can play baseball and video game I can learn guitar. As long as I can get through this fingertip soreness.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:14 PM (+eR2D)

54 willow shows up... thread dies.

nerdy girl shows up... thread goes italican.

Posted by: zombie David Carradine at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (WidQN)

55 45 >>>In 2017, men are wearing chokers.


That looks like a strip of cloth. I thought a choker was a regular necklace (the shortest length, but still at least a real necklace).
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 06, 2017 10:13 PM (rH4JY)


Rope looks better
Some assembly required

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (voOPb)

56 So, as per the last thread, I went over to YouTube.

And it appears that there was a concert from Blackmore's Night that pretended to be a Rainbow reunion last summer.

Click bait for Shibumi.

Like Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Ritchie Blackmore has turned into an old, light skinned Mexican.

WTF?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (J5mC3)

57 Konbanwa, minna-san!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki


Konichiwa bitches!

Posted by: Robyn at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (rH4JY)

58 50 Stay up Late.
Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:14 PM (HV1LS)


That song has genius lyrics.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (iMxBJ)

59 well, the story on the b52 losing an engine was not entirely accurate.



they did not mention that they lost the engine after reenacting Major Kong's flight, then performing a barrel roll, during which they struck the underside of a highway overpass.

not entirely clear if they had also chased down and engaged in international relations with some errant mig 28s that were threatening barges on the red river.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (cPsPa)

60 Nerdygirl, you really don't come here for the commenting, now, do you?

Posted by: Teh Barrel at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (v5iqM)

61 First, I just ordered six pounds of scrapple off of the internet because I'm a PA native.
Scrapple tastes awful. And a 'Q' almost got stuck in my throat.

Posted by: joey biden at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (lJXY3)

62 Someone needs to give nerdygirl the closetags in your nic trick. I don't have it myself or I would share.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (dkExz)

63 The B-24 story was just about a photo of the plane's nose art, not the actual plane, if I read it correctly. Is that right?

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (sdi6R)

64 Now it's not closing the italics again.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (+lVUW) fnord (+lVUW)


Put the following after your nic in the Name field, without the spaces inside the brackets:

[ /b ][ /i ] [ /s ][ /u ]

It will automagically close *all* formatting tags if you forget one.

Obviously you will need to check to make sure whatever software is killing you now doesn't kill these as well, you will be able to see them in the Name field after you post once (hopefully).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 10:16 PM (wB8Tg)

65 Sleet and maybe a little snow down here in the Really Deep South, everything shut down about one this afternoon. Next Friday the high is supposed to be in the 70's. That's why we all own one wool sweater and never put our summer clothes away. Sigh.

Posted by: Miss Sippi at January 06, 2017 10:16 PM (ByoS/)

66 58. Hell, I Zimbra has genius lyrics.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:16 PM (0bBNi)

67 Czech government tells its citizens how to fight terrorists: shoot them yourselves.


The Czech Republic just became my favorite foreign country.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2017 10:16 PM (0mRoj)

68 TIME OUT!!!!

Posted by: Jim Harbaugh at January 06, 2017 10:17 PM (GsAUU)

69 how do people get waylaid by the weather? how the hell did people survive before electricity?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:17 PM (cPsPa)

70 Putting close tags in your nick is all very well if you don't sockpuppet a lot. I suppose one could put the nick into a text file (not Word!) and paste it when returning to normal...

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:17 PM (iMxBJ)

71 Yes Mac. It had been capitalizing the i, autocorrect probably treated it like the pronoun. I thought I had solved that by "teaching autocorrect not to do that. I did a test comment this afternoon and it went okay.Now it is doing it again.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:18 PM (+lVUW)

72 how do people get waylaid by the weather? how the hell did people survive before electricity?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:17 PM (cPsPa)


To be fair, we probably should have stocked up on milk and bread, and not so much on the toilet paper.

Posted by: The Donner Party at January 06, 2017 10:18 PM (HV1LS)

73 matt lauer wears a choker. all you need to know. kinda like costas getting pinkeye and the whole world gets pinkeye. fuckin sheep. whats next?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

74 Just watched the first episode of "Ai Mai Mi - Surgical Friends"

Yup, there's the axolotl!

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at January 06, 2017 10:18 PM (vBeA5)

75 Is the autocorrect also affecting the [/ i] too???

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2017 10:18 PM (lJXY3)

76 Sleet and maybe a little snow down here in the Really Deep South, everything shut down about one this afternoon. Next Friday the high is supposed to be in the 70's. That's why we all own one wool sweater and never put our summer clothes away. Sigh.
--

Alert: you WILL get sick. Really sick.

Within few days, we had a 30+ degree temperature swing. Everyone is sick.

Well, everyone who has contact with other people.

Shibumi and Shibumi's Cat are fine.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 10:18 PM (J5mC3)

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 10:18 PM (9iR5/)

78 nerdygirl, use [ /i] (remove the space in the bracket) to close.

Posted by: Catwrangler at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (4QKpw)

79 Yeah, I figure over time muscle memory will take over. If I can play baseball and video game I can learn guitar. As long as I can get through this fingertip soreness.


Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:14 PM


Yeah, forget that shit right now. You're just starting. If you try to do that now, you're gonna slow down your progress big time. It's not that important anyway, unless you've got a gig coming up where you have to sing as well. That can come later, when you're adept at the important stuff... and if it never really comes... so what?

Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (lmIoG)

80 maybe a little snow down here in the Really Deep South, everything shut down about one this afternoon. Next Friday the high is supposed to be in the 70's. That's why we all own one wool sweater and never put our summer clothes away. Sigh.
Posted by: Miss Sippi at January 06, 2017 10:16 PM (ByoS/)




y'all need some dump trucks with sand. you can hve the rich counties lay in a strategic reserve o salt to mix in with the sand. you can store it under a tarp, doesn't go bad.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (cPsPa)

81 hey uncle leo, it was nerdygirl, not me

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (biupr)

82 OK, not much of strategy, more like a wishlist and I could've made this up in 5 minutes. WH has finally released a strategy for dealing with deadly asteroids.


Bend deeply from the waist and kiss your ass goodbye.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (0mRoj)

83 Seriously. I'm tired of constantly having to shower after the Barrel. My skin is going to get pruny.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (+lVUW)

84 Close Tags in your Nic are for Fags and Communists.

The Barrel must feed.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (QAjcy)

85 I have to say, listening - and watching - the keyboard video gave me the sadz, because it never occurred to me to record any video of Mr. D (aka Tim) playing his P-250, which I awakened to every morning. No matter how much we may think we appreciate something, when it's gone there are regrets by the barrel-full.

So I'd like to share his website with the Horde. Please go to http://www.timsullivanstudio.com/music and pay special attention to "Evergreen" and "Tides." Not many men compose the music that will be played at their own funeral.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (tHwdc)

86 >>>Engine falls off B-52 during a training sortie over North Dakota.

I hate when that happens.

Posted by: Donnie Darko at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (rH4JY)

87 I'm only supposed to get a couple inches of snow tomorrow, so no biggie. I got about an inch last night.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (sdi6R)

88
the not looking down part will get better and better, congrats!



p.s. i quit after i mastered 'down in the valley'



keep on truckin.

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 10:14 PM (biupr)


So, a wee backstory and the ultimate goal.

Fifteen years ago, my ex bought me an acoustic guitar. No lessons, we just winged it with what he knew. I had a difficult time playing.
Fast forward to six months ago. I have a hankering for an electric guitar. Mr D tells me no freaking way.
Mr D then buys me an acoustic guitar for Christmas. Which I was a little bummed about. Then Mr D says, "if you can learn to play this acoustic, then you can get the electric and amp you want."

Well, challenge accepted. I've always been a competitive girl.

Taking free online lessons and really enjoying it.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:20 PM (+eR2D)

89 58. The Lady Don't Mind, Walk It Down, and, really, any damned thing they did.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:20 PM (0bBNi)

90 Suppose you were hankering for the taste of an authentic Philly cheese steak, and you were on the West Coast. Would you try to re-create it, or pay too much to have that one place (Jim's?) ship you some at high cost? Attempting to convince me that this is low-grade food will not work. The only question is whether it can be re-created enough to satisfy a craving for the original, however unworthy that craving might be.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:20 PM (iMxBJ)

91 32 Okay people. I have a new laptop and I need to know what I'm doing to screw up the italics. I thought I had it fixed. This has new and improved autocorrect. Before it was changing the i in brackets to capital i, so I thought it was that, and taught it not to correct that. Now it's not closing the italics again.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (+lVUW)


You've got to close your tags like this:

[ i ]I am Italican![ /i ] (remove spaces

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 06, 2017 10:20 PM (nvMvs)

92 I got about an inch last night.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (sdi6R)


That's what she said.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:20 PM (HV1LS)

93 87 I'm only supposed to get a couple inches of snow tomorrow, so no biggie. I got about an inch last night.
Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (sdi6R)


Ditto.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at January 06, 2017 10:21 PM (iMxBJ)

94 >>>matt lauer wears a choker. all you need to know.
kinda like costas getting pinkeye and the whole world gets pinkeye.
fuckin sheep. whats next?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 10:18 PM (KP5rU)<<<

Matt Lauer? Never heard of him.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson, wearing a choker at January 06, 2017 10:21 PM (WidQN)

95 When I was in middle school, that's how our parents, who slept downstairs, woke up us three brothers upstairs: send up the dog to jump in our beds, roll around, and wake us up.

He didn't do too many tricks or commands, but he was a master of the wake-up call.

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 10:21 PM (GsAUU)

96 how do people get waylaid by the weather? how the hell did people survive before electricity?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:17 PM (cPsPa) fnord (cPsPa)


In 850 AD, at Roopkund Lake, India, a group of 200 travelers were killed by a freak hailstorm.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 10:21 PM (wB8Tg)

97 StichMethodGuitar on youtube.

I don't know if he has a rudimentary beginner vid series, but once you get going he's a real easy to understand teacher.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:22 PM (QAjcy)

98 Some TH songs I am not familiar with in the shuffle.

Kinda meh.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:22 PM (HV1LS)

99 matt lauer wears a choker. all you need to know. kinda like costas getting pinkeye and the whole world gets pinkeye. fuckin sheep. whats next?
--

I like the idea.

These sort of things tell alpha females "not only should you not date me, you should not even talk to me, because your self confidence will utterly terrify me and cause me to curl up a fetal ball and sob uncontrollably like a baby girl."


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 10:22 PM (J5mC3)

100 Autocucumber is a tool of Satan...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 10:22 PM (kP16F)

101 96 In 850 AD, at Roopkund Lake, India, a group of 200 travelers were killed by a freak hailstorm.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 10:21 PM (wB8Tg)


That's their story, anyway. Those people wipe with their hands.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:23 PM (iMxBJ)

102 64
Now it's not closing the italics again.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:10 PM (+lVUW) fnord (+lVUW)



Put the following after your nic in the Name field, without the spaces inside the brackets:



[ /b ][ /i ] [ /s ][ /u ]



It will automagically close *all* formatting tags if you forget one.



Obviously you will need to check to make sure whatever software is
killing you now doesn't kill these as well, you will be able to see them
in the Name field after you post once (hopefully).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 10:16 PM (wB8Tg)

Some time back, I found that opening italics with a capital I wouldn't close with a small i. Or maybe it was the other way 'round. But you may have to do the close in braces in both cases.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:23 PM (EzgxV)

103 Damn...I shouldn't have gone to youtube.

Now I'm going to be watching Warpaint vids all night.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:23 PM (QAjcy)

104 I still hold a mild grudge against Marines for their enlisted uniforms. We had prison blues and crackerjacks while the chiefs and officers got all the shiny stuff

Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:23 PM (8nWyX)

105 85
Not many men compose the music that will be played at their own funeral.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 06, 2017 10:19 PM (tHwdc)


I've mentioned before that I had an uncle who was a skilled carpenter. When he learned he was terminally ill, he built his own coffin.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2017 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

106 Also... this:

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

Becuase Shibumi did a bad, bad thing...

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 10:24 PM (J5mC3)

107 Matt Lauer then stood up and showed his choker around his Dick, provided by his new boyfriend MeAgain Kelly. She does butt stuff you know.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 06, 2017 10:24 PM (6Ll1u)

108 **waits patiently for all the 'Rons who volunteered last night to perform the spankings to volunteer tonight to rub on lotion**

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 06, 2017 10:24 PM (WidQN)

109 how the hell did people survive before electricity?
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:17 PM (cPsPa)


We survive without electricity just fine, thankyouverymuch. We lose it constantly.

Hell, some of us ain't even got it to lose.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:24 PM (nUdSA)

110 98. Yeab, some of their stuff, I'm tepid about. But, Hell, the Good Lord made mosquitoes - you can overlook stuff like that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:24 PM (0bBNi)

111 Putting close tags in your nick is all very well if you don't sockpuppet a lot. I suppose one could put the nick into a text file (not Word!) and paste it when returning to normal...

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:17 PM (iMxBJ) fnord (iMxBJ)


I just do the whole comment, cut the nic without cutting the tags, write the new nic, then paste the old nic in front of the tags for the next comment.

Nerdygirl, can you live without autopotato? And can you turn it off?

It sounds like that's your problem, maybe you can "teach" it BBcode tags...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 10:25 PM (wB8Tg)

112 Yes Mac. It had been capitalizing the i, autocorrect probably treated it like the pronoun. I thought I had solved that by "teaching autocorrect not to do that. I did a test comment this afternoon and it went okay.Now it is doing it again.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:18 PM (+lVUW)

Can you not simply turn the auto-correct off? I presume you are literate, like most of the Horde, and don't need it. If the auto-correct cannot be turned off, you have a skeet target, not a computer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 10:25 PM (bG+ug)

113 The B-24 story was just about a photo of the plane's nose art, not the actual plane, if I read it correctly. Is that right?

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2017 10:15 PM (sdi6R)

I think so... I've seen "Bridge on the River Kwai" and I'm familiar w/the Burma RR, I don't remember any B-24 being involved w/either.

Posted by: BignJames at January 06, 2017 10:25 PM (x9c8r)

114 Snow
Test.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:26 PM (+lVUW)

115 Some time back, I found that opening italics with a capital I wouldn't close with a small i. Or maybe it was the other way 'round. But you may have to do the close in braces in both cases.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:23 PM (EzgxV) fnord (EzgxV)


This suggests testing with capitals in both cases to see if you can fool autopotato. This is slightly more cumbersome.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 10:26 PM (wB8Tg)

116 If it wasn't so damn cold out, it would be a good night to take out the telescope. Skies are clear as a bell and with the colder temps there's not much haze. But it's 8 degrees out and I'd rather stay inside and stay warm.

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 10:26 PM (9iR5/)

117 Doggehs. They're teh awesome.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (0mRoj)

118 The Barrel. Now with super drug resistant lice and crabs!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (hVdx9)

119 so the Obamas are building a wall around their new DC house?


?


And they wonder why Trump won

Posted by: Original Jake at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (jrFgU)

120 YAY!

-nerdygirl did it!!

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld's Mom at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (QAjcy)

121 Hell, some of us ain't even got it to lose.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:24 PM (nUdSA)




MISS TAMMY!




happy new year

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (cPsPa)

122 104 I still hold a mild grudge against Marines for their enlisted uniforms. We had prison blues and crackerjacks while the chiefs and officers got all the shiny stuff
Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:23 PM (8nWyX)
---
Hey, I love Crackerjack Fridays at work. I totally perv on the squidlets in their tight black blues. Very saucy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (EnKk6)

123 Semi-on-topic with the B-24 pilot and grandson, I came across a Neckerchief my Great Uncle wore during WWII when my Grandmother (his sister) passed away. I wore it for a few years, until I made Chief Petty Officer, and put it away. My Stepson joined the Navy and I gave it to him to wear during his service. Once he's done, I intend to roll it up and place it in a shadow box that commemorates the three Sailors who wore it.

Posted by: FCCS(SW/AW) Jeff Weimer, USN (ret) at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (R5EqA)

124 Shibumi, yeah, we will get sick. Never fails. Am glad for a couple of nights of hard freeze though, maybe will hold down the mosquito population a bit.

Posted by: Miss Sippi at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (ByoS/)

125 Just remember DangerGirl, when you get around to writing songs...

Three chords and the truth.

Posted by: teej - at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (gJ3Vg)

126 Hardly anything gives me as much joy as sending the dog to wake up the kids.

He'll sit at the top of the stairs and look at us for permission. When we say "Go do your job!" He runs down there like a banshee. It's hilarious.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 06, 2017 10:28 PM (EZebt)

127 is electric harder than accoustic?

i only had the kid sized franciscan, way back when i was 7.

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 10:28 PM (biupr)

128 why is everyone surprised obama is building a wall around his house, how else is he going to have a place for the hole?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:28 PM (cPsPa)

129 >>is electric harder than accoustic?


No. But it is WAY easier to develop bad habits learning on electric.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:29 PM (QAjcy)

130 is electric harder than accoustic?

i only had the kid sized franciscan, way back when i was 7.
Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 10:28 PM (biupr)




depends, are you playing with hit or getting hit with it?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:29 PM (cPsPa)

131 Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith,

Thanks. Seems to be working.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (+lVUW)

132 Would you try to re-create it, or pay too much to
have that one place (Jim's?) ship you some at high cost? Attempting to
convince me that this is low-grade food will not work. The only question
is whether it can be re-created enough to satisfy a craving for the
original, however unworthy that craving might be.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:20 PM (iMxBJ)


I would start out by trying to re-create it. Get a local butcher to shave you some ribeye and cook it on a griddle. The bread may be the biggest challenge.
Or try to find a local place that comes close enough. We had one here then they went out of business. I'm sort of stuck for cheesesteaks at the moment.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (+eR2D)

133 126. With Marlowe, as with all felines in my experience, they won't wake you on time unless it happens to coincide with their first meal. Otherwise? Footwarmers with a bad attitude but great personalities.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (0bBNi)

134 Question I haven't seen answered at all: what does Valerie Jarrett do after the inauguration? Stay by Obama's side, providing his narcissistic supplies and simplifying his decisions, or move on to better things? If the latter, I fear for O's sanity.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (iMxBJ)

135 miss tammy! good to see you. happy new year.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (KP5rU)

136 No. But it is WAY easier to develop bad habits learning on electric.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:29 PM (QAjcy)

yep....taking lessons trying to un-learn some now.

Posted by: BignJames at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (x9c8r)

137 >>why is everyone surprised obama is building a wall around his house, how else is he going to have a place for the hole?


It's not a wall.

It's an enclosure for Michele.
D.C. has strict rules on keeping wild animals in residential neighborhoods.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (QAjcy)

138 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (cPsPa)

Ditto, dearest Sir.

2016 went out horribly; lost a beloved sweet pet. Still grieving, but ya gotta move on.

Odd numbered years almost always treat me better than even ones, and 17 is my lucky number, so I am expecting great things this year, really luxurious, bigly things!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (nUdSA)

139 127
is electric harder than accoustic?

Not particularly.

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 10:31 PM (9iR5/)

140 I have never heard of a mandarin/standing collar being called a choker and would like if I never did again. Different things.

Posted by: Choke Artist at January 06, 2017 10:31 PM (jX4Gu)

141 Boy, is Obama's HOA gonna be pissed when they find out about the wall!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 06, 2017 10:31 PM (JO9+V)

142 >>yep....taking lessons trying to un-learn some now.


Funny.

Seems like every time something goes wrong, you are out of position - huh?

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:31 PM (QAjcy)

143 What say, let's sing a mean tune kid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxafAOClo5E

Posted by: goon at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (EaQ6/)

144 to paraphrase Original Jake




MISSTAMMY!
MISSTAMMY!
MISSTAMMY!


MISSTAMMY!
MISSTAMMY!
MISSTAMMY!

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (cPsPa)

145 It's not a coincidence that Texas has a huge Czech population.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (KPYB8)

146 Electric is way easier for chicks, IMHO, because the neck is so much smaller, but it is sooo easy to cheat!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (nUdSA)

147 Hey, I love Crackerjack Fridays at work. I totally perv on the squidlets in their tight black blues. Very saucy.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (EnKk6)


You're welcome to do so, but wearing them isn't fun. It's half expecting to be forced to dance a merry hornpipe for tourists' amusement, and half trying to unbutton the thing before you piss yourself.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (8nWyX)

148 119 so the Obamas are building a wall around their new DC house?


?


And they wonder why Trump won
Posted by: Original Jake at January 06, 2017 10:27 PM (jrFgU)


--Isn't it kind of fucked that Baraq wants to stay in DC?

I mean, pretty much every other president thinks "Get me the fuck out of here!" after his time is up, but Baraka wants to stay in the cesspool. Hitlery wanted to head back to DC, and now Barky never wants to leave, which is all the more perverted since he hails from Hawaii of all places.

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (GsAUU)

149 Get electric and RIDE THE LIGHTNING!

Posted by: Dang at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (8b+oT)

150 Question I haven't seen answered at all: what does Valerie Jarrett do after the inauguration? Stay by Obama's side, providing his narcissistic supplies and simplifying his decisions, or move on to better things? If the latter, I fear for O's sanity.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (iMxBJ)

She probably has a one-way ticket to Iran booked for January 19th.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (bG+ug)

151 I'm out here near CDR M, and DEFCON 1 over the snow is in effect.

Except it's only raining right now.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (R5EqA)

152 It's always easier for women to cheat, Ms. Tammy.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (QAjcy)

153 Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:22 PM (QAjcy)


Been using Justin Guitar. So far, really liking his method and his lessons are laid out in an easy to follow plan.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (+eR2D)

154 listening to steve earle now. total left wing tool, but damn, that shit is good. hell of a musician.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (KP5rU)

155 All y'all southerners oughtta just stay off the roads when u get a dusting.. it's bad enough up here the first snow storm or two!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (UpGcq)

156 I hope the Horde can spare a thought for Her Majesty this evening. She's on a long, slogging trip from Houston to Glen Rose, TX for shows this weekend and left at 6:00. Big Black Max is with her and while most of the dogs are good travelers this is the poor boy's first long trip.

The weather is decidedly unfriendly and while I'm not concerned about her judgement, it's the other idiots on the road I'm worried about.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (J8/9G)

157 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (cPsPa)

It cracks me up every time I see it, and I agree wholeheartedly.

Hello back atcha!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (nUdSA)

158 Seems like every time something goes wrong, you are out of position - huh?

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:31 PM (QAjcy)

Yep...playing lazy ass barres that I can't articulate playing arpeggios.

Posted by: BignJames at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (x9c8r)

159 Heh. The city, at no small cost, has installed LED street lights. A curious thing, while the power supply mounted high in the lamp assembly is warm enough to melt the snow falling on it, there isn't enough radiant heat from the LEDs to keep the melted stuff from refreezing as it drips down. The lamp out on the street has a beard of foot-long (so far) icicles hanging from it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:34 PM (ZO497)

160 why is everyone surprised obama is building a wall around his house, how else is he going to have a place for the hole?


It's not a wall.

It's an enclosure for Michele.
D.C. has strict rules on keeping wild animals in residential neighborhoods.
Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (QAjcy)




well, that is funny but he has to have a place for the hole too.



Drudge has a story up about game wardens dealing with people keeping wild pets as animals.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:34 PM (cPsPa)

161 Question I haven't seen answered at all: what does Valerie Jarrett do after the inauguration? Stay by Obama's side, providing his narcissistic supplies and simplifying his decisions, or move on to better things? If the latter, I fear for O's sanity.
Posted by: Splunge


Take bribes for access to the Oblamo Foundation, and fund the next MoveOn.org / OFA / slush fund, and find the next Oblamo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 06, 2017 10:34 PM (V3IFq)

162 "69 how do people get waylaid by the weather? how the hell did people survive before electricity?
Posted by: yankeefifth"

I visited my aunt, who is in her nineties, a week ago.
She started reminiscing about how her sister was born two nights before Christmas, and the doctor had to come to the house in a horse drawn sleigh because the cars in those days were so bad for driving on snow.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

163 145. Them, and the Krauts, are quite the shock for outsiders. I was stunned, myself.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:34 PM (0bBNi)

164 It's not a wall.


It's an enclosure for Michele.
D.C. has strict rules on keeping wild animals in residential neighborhood
--

See the Former First Lady in her Natural Habitat!

Watch as she pokes at the dead flowers in the front yard!

Listen to her savage screech!

She is truly terrifying!

There is a moat between the wall and the habitat for visitor safety.

Be sure to buy a Michelle and Barack Dual Lollypop at the Grift Shop!

Posted by: Washington National Zoo at January 06, 2017 10:34 PM (J5mC3)

165 Thanks. Seems to be working.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (+lVUW) fnord (+lVUW)


(claps irregularly, jumps up and down clumsily)

Ahaha, I did a help!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 10:35 PM (wB8Tg)

166 Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (QAjcy)

You're a smart-ass, you are. And a damn fine one!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:35 PM (nUdSA)

167 Our little dog wakes me up by sneezing in my face.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:36 PM (ZO497)

168
I still hold a mild grudge against Marines for their enlisted uniforms. We had prison blues and crackerjacks while the chiefs and officers got all the shiny stuff
Posted by: hogmartin


I loved the dungarees and, being a snipe, I wore them all the time except for inspections.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 10:36 PM (IqV8l)

169 90
Suppose you were hankering for the taste of an authentic Philly cheese
steak, and you were on the West Coast. Would you try to re-create it, or
pay too much to have that one place (Jim's?) ship you some at high
cost? Attempting to convince me that this is low-grade food will not
work. The only question is whether it can be re-created enough to
satisfy a craving for the original, however unworthy that craving might
be.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:20 PM (iMxBJ)


There are a couple of decent places in the South Bay.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:36 PM (EzgxV)

170 152. Heh....and I'm grateful for that.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (0bBNi)

171 There is a moat between the wall and the habitat for visitor safety.

So, if a little kid falls in the moat are they going to go all Harumbe on her?

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (9iR5/)

172 Here we go - Girlfriend is Better.

Talking Heads are the funkiest white people ever.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (HV1LS)

173 Just got back from the VA psych ward. It's definitely geared towards military and has very individualized care (the staff member escorting me asked me how my visit went and if I was coming back tomorrow, the nurse introduced herself to me), but it sucks that I can't bring Pooky books or cookies. Tomorrow I'm bringing one or two guys from his unit along, and that should help cure some of the boredom. He's still kind of in shock, as he lost a day and they're putting him a high dose of an antidepressant.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (ar2KI)

174 "Them, and the Krauts, are quite the shock for outsiders. I was stunned, myself."

Yep.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (KPYB8)

175 is electric harder than accoustic?

i only had the kid sized franciscan, way back when i was 7.


Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 10:28 PM

No. Generally speaking, electric is easier. But it has a lot to do with the model and quality... the width and thickness of the neck, how high the action is on the fretboard etc... A cheap nasty electric can be harder to play than a top notch acoustic... it depends. But a good quality electric will be easier than most acoustics.

Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (lmIoG)

176
It's not a coincidence that Texas has a huge Czech population.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (KPYB


Hruska's Bakery in Ellinger. Great kolaches and signs saying, "If you're found here tonight you'll be found here tomorrow."

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (J8/9G)

177 Miley, I'm going to do my level best to try to remember @85 Monday so I can check that out.

Posted by: teej - at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (gJ3Vg)

178 90: Philly Cheese Steak
I have tried to find one in WI and am generally unsuccessful. I think the distinctive flavor that is missing is steak grilled on a surface that is never cleaned, just scraped occasionally

Posted by: lurking grandma at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (2VaQu)

179 168
I still hold a mild grudge against Marines for their enlisted uniforms. We had prison blues and crackerjacks while the chiefs and officers got all the shiny stuff
Posted by: hogmartin

I loved the dungarees and, being a snipe, I wore them all the time except for inspections.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 10:36 PM (IqV8l)

Dungarees are much better than what Sailors have now. Shit is expensive to replace these days. Dungarees were cheap.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (R5EqA)

180 169 There are a couple of decent places in the South Bay.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:36 PM (EzgxV)


It's a haul, but...elaborate, if you don't mind.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (iMxBJ)

181 167. My kids have a Japanese Chin who does that. Funniest little quirk about them - they sneeze when they're excited or happy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (0bBNi)

182 listening to steve earle now. total left wing tool, but damn, that shit is good. hell of a musician.

Posted by: chavez the hugo
..............

steve earle's copperhead road .. damn.. my buddy Korny, who died of lung cancer after a lifetime of smoking, used to love doing this song.. one of the few he would play mandolin.. it was a fun jam, to be sure..

I don't really give a shit about performer's politics.. I ignore it as much as I can.. they are all mostly libtards anyways..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (UpGcq)

183 2016 went out horribly; lost a beloved sweet pet. Still grieving, but ya gotta move on.

Odd numbered years almost always treat me better than even ones, and 17 is my lucky number, so I am expecting great things this year, really luxurious, bigly things!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (nUdSA)




sincerest condolences. somehow I was unaware of your loss. you are made of sterner stuff than I am. should my methlab ever go, and I am taking ever effort to upload her into some mechanical methlab so that does not happen, everyone has been instructed to toss me with a bottle of Macallan 25 on her pyre and light her up. not like I will be doing anything like shaving, bathing, or changing clothes for a year anyway.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (cPsPa)

184 @173 I think I am coming in at the middle of the story.

What happened?

Prayers up.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (HV1LS)

185 I loved the dungarees and, being a snipe, I wore them all the time except for inspections.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 10:36 PM (IqV8l)


Dungarees, or utilities? I've heard real dungarees were way better than the 2000s-era utilities.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:39 PM (8nWyX)

186 Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (GsAUU)

Miss Sascha is still in school.

I have no doubt he wants to stick around for glory, but I do believe they don't want her to have to change schools during her senior year.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:39 PM (nUdSA)

187 Actually, the SMOD plan is really good... given our expenditures upon things that are not nearly as important, like vacations for the hell-spawn and his/her kids. The meat and potatoes of the plan are not covered in that fluffy piece of spube at the link, but rather at the dot gov link. There is a nice reading list in the appendix of the report. Science and scientists are not all fucked up, mostly, and mostly not all of the time, unless you just want to hate.

Posted by: goon at January 06, 2017 10:39 PM (EaQ6/)

188 how do people get waylaid by the weather? how the hell did people survive before electricity?
Posted by: yankeefifth"
-----------

During the blizzard of '93, a friend of mine grew concerned about his 90 year-old mother who lived back in the mountains a bit. Widespread power outages. There was no answer at her phone, so he made a call to a younger couple who lived near by.

The guy there said that she was fine. She was making rounds taking food to other people.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:40 PM (ZO497)

189 Heh. The city, at no small cost, has installed LED street lights. A curious thing, while the power supply mounted high in the lamp assembly is warm enough to melt the snow falling on it, there isn't enough radiant heat from the LEDs to keep the melted stuff from refreezing as it drips down. The lamp out on the street has a beard of foot-long (so far) icicles hanging from it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:34 PM (ZO497)

The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again!

Here's another ICOM radio showed up for sale at GC Surplus:

ICOM IC-R7100 receiver
TASCAM 112 MK II tape recorder
ICOM IC-V100

http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?snc=wfsav&nscn=R6VA0011225

Think it's worth placing a bid on it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 10:41 PM (bG+ug)

190 It cracks me up every time I see it, and I agree wholeheartedly.

Hello back atcha!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:33 PM (nUdSA)




it is funny, it is like an odd commercial. I ignored the Trump x 3 Deport x3 for weeks before I realized what it was. then after laughing out loud for a good while I started sending it to the few people that know I voted fro Trump that hate me for doing so.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (cPsPa)

191 You're welcome to do so, but wearing them isn't fun. It's half expecting to be forced to dance a merry hornpipe for tourists' amusement, and half trying to unbutton the thing before you piss yourself.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (8nWyX)
---
Surely you've sewn Velcro onto the "Marine bib"?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (EnKk6)

192 186 Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (GsAUU)

Miss Sascha is still in school.

I have no doubt he wants to stick around for glory, but I do believe they don't want her to have to change schools during her senior year.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:39 PM (nUdSA)

--Yeah, if they're spending that much money and effot on improvements to their new digs, they're not just riding out senior year.

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (GsAUU)

193 Prayers for pookygirl family.

Posted by: Catwrangler at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (4QKpw)

194 183: sorry for your loss tammy. i still miss our pooch. she was cool. loved that little thing. they steal part of your soul.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (KP5rU)

195 I've mentioned before that I had an uncle who was a
skilled carpenter. When he learned he was terminally ill, he built his
own coffin.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2017 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

That's pretty heavy, right there. My hubby was brooding on mortality when he was digging the grave for our cat Maire, who hadn't much time left.
Of course, he had no idea that he himself would be dead less than six months later. Only a loaner coffin, since he was cremated as we had both discussed in passing.
He's right here in his box, next to me. I was grateful to not have to think about him moldering in his grave. Dark, I know.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (tHwdc)

196 No snowz on the way in Beautiful Sunny Downtown Upstate New Yorkistan -- which is odd... Might get just cold enough to think about putting pants on, though!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (kP16F)

197 172 Talking Heads are the funkiest white people ever.
Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (HV1LS)


Well...I have a story about that. In Chicago in the 80's to see the Grateful Dead, I somehow found myself at a bus stop in the bad part of town. Being young and stupid, I was carrying a giant boom box, and I was blasting Dead tunes. A black woman and her two kids joined me to wait for a bus, and, I swear, her two kids started dancing to "Franklin's Tower." Except instead of "Roll Away...The Dew," they were singing "There's something about...Dr J." I have not made this up, partly because I could not.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (iMxBJ)

198 Moon rocks.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (HV1LS)

199 During the blizzard of '93, a friend of mine grew concerned about his 90 year-old mother who lived back in the mountains a bit. Widespread power outages. There was no answer at her phone, so he made a call to a younger couple who lived near by.

The guy there said that she was fine. She was making rounds taking food to other people.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:40 PM (ZO497)




1. YES!
2, WINNING!

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (cPsPa)

200 The Cases are worth the Bid, AOP.

The Deck is worth @$400 fully serviced.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:43 PM (QAjcy)

201
Dungarees, or utilities? I've heard real dungarees were way better than the 2000s-era utilities.
Posted by: hogmartin


1971-1975.
They were in the process of changing to some oddball utility thing but I always wore the dungarees.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 10:43 PM (IqV8l)

202 >>>It's not a wall.



It's an enclosure for Michele.

D.C. has strict rules on keeping wild animals in residential neighborhoods.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2017 10:30 PM (QAjcy)<<<

Even Nedry knew better than to mess with the Moochelle fences.

Posted by: Robert Muldoon, Jurassic Park game warden at January 06, 2017 10:43 PM (WidQN)

203 So what if a B-52 loses an engine? It's got spares.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2017 10:43 PM (7qAYi)

204 **waits patiently for all the 'Rons who volunteered last night to perform the spankings to volunteer tonight to rub on lotion**


Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 06, 2017 10:24 PM (WidQN)


You're a naughty penguin. I volunteer to virtually apply and repeat as necessary.
Yeah, I know - I'm a sick duchess.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 06, 2017 10:44 PM (tHwdc)

205
So what if a B-52 loses an engine? It's got spares.
Posted by: josephistan


Aren't they mounted in pairs?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 10:44 PM (IqV8l)

206 182: if we let politics decide music, we wouldn't have shit to listen to. sucks, but that's the way it is.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 10:44 PM (KP5rU)

207 how do people get waylaid by the weather? how the hell did people survive before electricity?

By not having houses/living conditions that were dependent on electricity. Lot easier to get water out of the well without electricity when the well is big enough to get a bucket down to the water or has a manual pump, easier to cook on the woodstove when you actually have a woodstove and easier yet if the stove is designed to cook stuff, etc.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 06, 2017 10:44 PM (bZ7mE)

208 I visited my aunt, who is in her nineties, a week ago.
She started reminiscing about how her sister was born two nights before Christmas, and the doctor had to come to the house in a horse drawn sleigh because the cars in those days were so bad for driving on snow.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:34 PM (+lVUW)




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:45 PM (cPsPa)

209 Electric let's you hear your mistakes earlier, and better. Less squeak. No fudge. But, learning to play clearly and with reasonable volume on an acoustic is something that you can't buy. No shortcut, or electricity, will take the place of the relationship that you build between you and your instrument. imho.

Posted by: goon at January 06, 2017 10:45 PM (EaQ6/)

210 Dungarees, or utilities? I've heard real dungarees were way better than the 2000s-era utilities.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:39 PM


Son, haven't you ever listened to the senior citizens of the Goat Locker? Everything 20 to 30 years before the era being opined about was better.

In this instance, they are correct.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 06, 2017 10:45 PM (DMUuz)

211 159
Heh. The city, at no small cost, has installed LED street lights. A
curious thing, while the power supply mounted high in the lamp assembly
is warm enough to melt the snow falling on it, there isn't enough
radiant heat from the LEDs to keep the melted stuff from refreezing as
it drips down. The lamp out on the street has a beard of foot-long (so
far) icicles hanging from it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:34 PM (ZO497)


I described this to the Fiancee and she said you should post a picture of this.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:45 PM (EzgxV)

212 Aren't they mounted in pairs?


Sounds fun!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 06, 2017 10:45 PM (7qAYi)

213 Love the Red Letter Media stuff in the sidebar.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 06, 2017 10:45 PM (Mt8T4)

214 I loved my bell-bottom dungarees and wore them until they were paper thin and soft (i.e., unsat). I still have a pair hanging in the closet.

They came out with some stiff cotton-poly monstrosities and I hated them.

I also favored the black SS uniforms and dress blues. Glad I got out before black and tans and Aquaflage.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 10:46 PM (EnKk6)

215 So, a niece teased me today by doing an impression of me. She returned my 'Good morning,' by doing her best Henry Kissinger doing his best Kaspar Gutman doing his best Richard Nixon doing his best Peter Lorre doing his best Max von Sydow. Guess I hit the consonants a bit hard.... .

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:46 PM (0bBNi)

216 I have never heard of a mandarin/standing collar being called a choker and would like if I never did again. Different things.
Posted by: Choke Artist at January 06, 2017 10:31 PM (jX4Gu)


One of the final steps I have for dress shirts is to take the collar off and wear it with the mandarin style collar. The collar tends to wear out on the back of my neck and under my cheeks and look tatty.

With care sewing it back up it gives me another year or so of wear, and by then I can either use it to work in the yard or wear as a sleep shirt.

(after that, it's on to making tea towels out of it!)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 06, 2017 10:46 PM (xNowh)

217 Hey everybody.

Found out today, Jeffrey Wells has me blocked on Twitter. In the past I would have been embarassed or angry, but today I consider it a badge of honor. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:47 PM (u8kLQ)

218 After living all over the place, there's a reason you can't get an Italian hot beef west of Chicago. We eat Runzas instead.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 06, 2017 10:47 PM (6Ll1u)

219 Ok, done for the night, have to adjust back to getting up early for MOnday morning, although I know that is going to be a total bitch.


Night, horde

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 06, 2017 10:47 PM (+eR2D)

220 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (cPsPa)

I am pretty wrecked, and so is Thor. She was our wee baby. We others that we love, too, but for various reasons, she was the hardest to lose.

This is why I didn't want to get any pets in the first place; I do not handle it well at all, and I am developing weirdness around the other ones now.

I don't want to leave our place, for fear something will happen to one of the others, (even though we were both here when it happened) I count them every 15 minutes, stupid anxiety stuff.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:48 PM (nUdSA)

221 Survival When Electricity Goes Off 101: Eat the ice cream from your freezer first. Then grill the meat.
Drink up your booze because it might go bad.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:48 PM (+lVUW)

222 173
Just got back from the VA psych ward. It's definitely geared towards
military and has very individualized care (the staff member escorting me
asked me how my visit went and if I was coming back tomorrow, the nurse
introduced herself to me), but it sucks that I can't bring Pooky books
or cookies. Tomorrow I'm bringing one or two guys from his unit along,
and that should help cure some of the boredom. He's still kind of in
shock, as he lost a day and they're putting him a high dose of an
antidepressant.


Posted by: pookysgirl at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (ar2KI)


Thank you for the update. You, Pooky, and Pookette are in my prayers.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:48 PM (EzgxV)

223 213 Love the Red Letter Media stuff in the sidebar.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 06, 2017 10:45 PM (Mt8T4)

Me too. RLM has gotten 4 videos (a HitB review, two small Plinkett videos, and now this "podcast") out of Rogue One and will probably be able to make a few more off of the reactions.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 06, 2017 10:48 PM (E/ibL)

224 185 I loved the dungarees and, being a snipe, I wore them all the time except for inspections.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 10:36 PM (IqV8l)

Dungarees, or utilities? I've heard real dungarees were way better than the 2000s-era utilities.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:39 PM (8nWyX)

Utilities were fine, but far more expensive than Dungarees. I got 3 sets of Utilities done for $200 where Dungarees would have been less than $100.

It didn't help that the requirement was for sewn rate and nametapes on utilities versus iron-on for dungarees.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 10:48 PM (R5EqA)

225 I wish I had a Russian fireplace (q.v.) at the Zettaibunker...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 10:48 PM (kP16F)

226 how do people get waylaid by the weather? how the hell did people survive before electricity?

By not having houses/living conditions that were dependent on electricity. Lot easier to get water out of the well without electricity when the well is big enough to get a bucket down to the water or has a manual pump, easier to cook on the woodstove when you actually have a woodstove and easier yet if the stove is designed to cook stuff, etc.
Posted by: Grey Fox at January 06, 2017 10:44 PM (bZ7mE)



yeah but there is also a lot of willful stupid. couple of weeks ago I was at a party and mentioned how every year I throw a winter gear bag with stuff for me and Mrs.YankeeFifth in the car, including winter boots and sleeping bags, in case.

guys thought that was crazy. first of all they do not have any winter gear. second of all, in their estimation no one would ever need more than galoshes unless, now get this, they were some hipster who wanted cool boots.

my only answer was to have another drink.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (cPsPa)

227 90 Suppose you were hankering for the taste of an authentic Philly cheese steak, and you were on the West Coast. Would you try to re-create it, or pay too much to have that one place (Jim's?) ship you some at high cost? Attempting to convince me that this is low-grade food will not work. The only question is whether it can be re-created enough to satisfy a craving for the original, however unworthy that craving might be.
Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:20 PM (iMxBJ)
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I have lived in several cities and towns, East and West, including Phila.

There is no full recreation possible, not that I have found, and I have looked. But it is possible to satisfy the craving in most places.

BTW Best steak is at Mama's in Bala Cynwyd.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (EZebt)

228 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (IcT7t)

229 Found out today, Jeffrey Wells has me blocked on Twitter. In the past I would have been embarassed or angry, but today I consider it a badge of honor. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:47 PM (u8kLQ)

Oh, the humanity!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (bG+ug)

230 Joe Biden actually was a smart guy today. Kudos to him.

"There is no debate. There is no debate. It is over."

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/01/06/biden-cuts-off-democratic-objections-to-trumps-win-it-is-over/

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (u8kLQ)

231 198. Heh.... there's a rock in my throat...

Towns that disappeared completely,
Pull up the roots, pull up the roots,
Miles and miles of endless highway....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (0bBNi)

232 Think it's worth placing a bid on it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Yes, if I was in the market. Can always be serviced.
How much? No idea, since it's a pig in a poke.
I'd certainly roll the dice for $100-$200.
Hell, the cases are probably worth $50.00

BTW, did you ever buy the MP3/M thingie?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:50 PM (ZO497)

233 Surely you've sewn Velcro onto the "Marine bib"?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (EnKk6)


I never did, mostly because I was stationed in Hawaii and partly because of some vestigial sense of uniform etiquette. Most of the time I had to wear it, I was in CONUS for some reason or other, had to make sure it wasn't moldy or moth-eaten, rush it to the NEX to get my rating patch updated, and then wear it around feeling like a goof with a silly hat. *kazoo noise*

Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:50 PM (8nWyX)

234 *It's not a coincidence that Texas has a huge Czech population.
Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (KPYB*

One day I'm gonna stop at the Czech Inn in West, Tx.

Then go across the hiway and overindulge in the sausage rolls. Can't remember the name of the store, dang it.

Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 10:50 PM (ZjHNW)

235 I expect to see man-chokers on the kind of guys who wear man-buns. I would like to cut off both with a nice, sharp pair of kitchen scissors.

Posted by: Tired Mom at January 06, 2017 10:51 PM (kkfH9)

236 Yeah, turning auto correct off is simple. I don't really like it anyway. I'm controlling and stubborn and hate being corrected.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:51 PM (+lVUW)

237 Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 10:42 PM (GsAUU)

I get your point, but they ain't paying for shit.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:52 PM (nUdSA)

238 BTW Best steak is at Mama's in Bala Cynwyd.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (EZebt)


They have cheesesteak in Wales?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2017 10:52 PM (0mRoj)

239 AOP, LOL.

I believe I shared here a week or so ago: Wells lost his VIP access pass to Sundance Film Festival. He's been whining and bitching at Hollywood Elsewhere about how now he's got to stand in line with all the other schmucks and won't have backstage access.

Well, the way he was fulminating a few days ago at Twitter, I responded that he was going to get himself banned or demoted from EVEN MORE film fests.

I *know* that was one of the tweets that finally took him over the edge. Tee hee!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:52 PM (u8kLQ)

240 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (cPsPa)

Ever read One Second After?

Posted by: Thrawn at January 06, 2017 10:52 PM (E/ibL)

241 Logan's Run babe had sort of a kind of a choker.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (IqV8l)

242 225. Takes a while to warm those up, though. When I was a kid amd we had neither electricity nor gas nor running water, we more or less lived in the kitchen, which had the best woodstove in history. We'd keep huge pots of water on top of it, and bricks in front of it. Bricks went into ned with you to warm the covers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (0bBNi)

243 #177 Miley, I'm going to do my level best to try to remember @85 Monday so I can check that out.

Posted by: teej - at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (gJ3Vg)


Teej, if you email me at tp4evr at the yahoo thingy, I'll send you the link.
It means so much to me to send his website to people who will appreciate the man's talent. I can't get enough of it. I want him to be remembered, even by those who didn't know him.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (tHwdc)

244 230 Joe Biden actually was a smart guy today. Kudos to him.

"There is no debate. There is no debate. It is over."

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/01/06/biden-cuts-off-democratic-objections-to-trumps-win-it-is-over/
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (u8kLQ)

It's a sad state of affairs when Joe Biden is the voice of maturity.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (7qAYi)

245 n
That's pretty heavy, right there. My hubby was brooding on mortality when he was digging the grave for our cat Maire, who hadn't much time left.
Of course, he had no idea that he himself would be dead less than six months later. Only a loaner coffin, since he was cremated as we had both discussed in passing.
He's right here in his box, next to me. I was grateful to not have to think about him moldering in his grave. Dark, I know
---

Catholic here. And an only child.

Both of my parents went through several days at the funeral home plus a mass when their parents died. They both insisted that when it was their time, they did NOT want that. And when they each passed, all that was done was a very short memorial service at the cemetery with our priest and a luncheon.

I realized much later that it was their final gift to me. They didn't want me to have to go through the pain that they experienced when their parents died. And the traditional Catholic funeral home + mass would have emotionally destroyed me.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (J5mC3)

246 180
169 There are a couple of decent places in the South Bay.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:36 PM (EzgxV)



It's a haul, but...elaborate, if you don't mind.

Posted by: Splunge at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (iMxBJ)


Amato's Cheesesteaks -- 1162 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose. www.amatoscheesesteaks.com
Also popular -- St. Johns Bar Grill -- 510 Lawrence Expressway suite 110, Sunnyvale. www.stjohnsgrill.com

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (EzgxV)

247 It didn't help that the requirement was for sewn rate and nametapes on utilities versus iron-on for dungarees.
Posted by: Hugh Jorgen
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*?*

I thought sewing was how you guys passed time in the fo'castle. Well, that... and, you know...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (ZO497)

248 Howdy everyone! Glad to see you, Miss Tammy!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (FYrz1)

249 Logan's Run babe had sort of a kind of a choker.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


And legs to die for. Wowza!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (u8kLQ)

250 There was a commercial on around Christmas and all the different tech you could buy. At the end of the commercial there was this old guy using a light saber to carve a turkey, then he turns around and slices his daughter's boyfriends man bun off. Laughed my ass off.

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 10:54 PM (9iR5/)

251 Bricks went into ned with you to warm the covers.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (0bBNi)

Must have been hell on Ned.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2017 10:54 PM (7qAYi)

252 Chokers are for women. So you can imagine them wearing it, and nothing else.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 06, 2017 10:54 PM (FYrz1)

253 I am pretty wrecked, and so is Thor. She was our wee baby. We others that we love, too, but for various reasons, she was the hardest to lose.

This is why I didn't want to get any pets in the first place; I do not handle it well at all, and I am developing weirdness around the other ones now.

I don't want to leave our place, for fear something will happen to one of the others, (even though we were both here when it happened) I count them every 15 minutes, stupid anxiety stuff.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:48 PM (nUdSA)




more condolences. your thoughts are the same as mine - knew going in to getting pets that it was eventually going to be painful for me. silly pets.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:54 PM (cPsPa)

254 I thought sewing was how you guys passed time in the fo'castle. Well, that... and, you know...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (ZO497)

Friggin' in the riggin'

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2017 10:55 PM (0mRoj)

255 Yes, if I was in the market. Can always be serviced.
How much? No idea, since it's a pig in a poke.
I'd certainly roll the dice for $100-$200.
Hell, the cases are probably worth $50.00

BTW, did you ever buy the MP3/M thingie?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:50 PM (ZO497)

Well, I will throw a bid in on it. The last time ICOM radios were on offer, my bids were waay low. But seeing as this outfit is listed as "parts", maybe there is a chance.

Yeah, I did get the Satechi mp3 player/FM transmitter, but have not yet used it, since I had no thumb drives with music on them with me in AZ. Now that I am home, I can try it out. Will report.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 10:55 PM (bG+ug)

256 Posted by: pookysgirl at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (ar2KI)

Glad that they have individualized care there and glad you're bringing some people from his unit with you.

Will continue praying.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2017 10:55 PM (tOcW/)

257 My power outage back-up heat source here is a kerosene heater and a second feather boa...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 10:55 PM (kP16F)

258 252 Chokers are for women. So you can imagine them wearing it, and nothing else.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 06, 2017 10:54 PM (FYrz1)

There's something insanely hot about that.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2017 10:55 PM (0mRoj)

259 249 Logan's Run babe had sort of a kind of a choker.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

And legs to die for. Wowza!
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (u8kLQ)

Jenny Agutter. Oh my, yes.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2017 10:55 PM (7qAYi)

260 230 Joe Biden actually was a smart guy today. Kudos to him.

"There is no debate. There is no debate. It is over."

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/01/06/biden-cuts-off-democratic-objections-to-trumps-win-it-is-over/
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (u8kLQ)

--Remember when I pointed out the other night that Slow Joe was the most honest figure in the 0bama Admin because of his cussing?

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 10:55 PM (GsAUU)

261 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817410584660557825

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817410664587264000

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817410770526945281

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817410856828989440

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817410943973990401

Posted by: kbdabear at January 06, 2017 10:56 PM (Ya7zs)

262 What man would ever wear a choker.

Posted by: guy in a Scott Norwood jersey at January 06, 2017 10:56 PM (WidQN)

263 251. Shut up.....I've got fat fingers and been drinking brandied port......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:56 PM (0bBNi)

264 I expect to see man-chokers on the kind of guys who wear man-buns
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Once again, a signal to strong, conservative women. "Stay away."

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 10:56 PM (J5mC3)

265 I remember when "Battlestar Galactica" first rebooted, TV Guide called it "Cylons in Nylons."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:56 PM (u8kLQ)

266 Oh, here we go with the 'life-at-sea' bit again!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 10:56 PM (kP16F)

267 I thought sewing was how you guys passed time in the fo'castle. Well, that... and, you know...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (ZO497)
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Blowin' the hornpipe!

Scuttlebutt!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 10:56 PM (EnKk6)

268 257. I call dibs on your stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 10:57 PM (0bBNi)

269 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (cPsPa)

Where are they from, the Gulf?

We all have full winter emergency kits in the car around here, plus kitty litter for ice.

Now, I was raised in the mountains of northern GA, and live on the border of MO now, so maybe I am used to more winter than someone from, say, Biloxi, but even New Orleans gets snow occasionally.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:57 PM (nUdSA)

270 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817411075104763904

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817411176682422273

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817411274338406402

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817411371813969920

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/817411461408559104

Posted by: kbdabear at January 06, 2017 10:57 PM (Ya7zs)

271 Thank you chavez, we miss her terribly.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:57 PM (nUdSA)

272 What man would ever wear a choker.

The man that's advertising his availability for sodomy?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 06, 2017 10:58 PM (IcT7t)

273 Yup, that's Wisconsin. I've got to grill out (or as we say around here, Fry Out) for a dinner party tomorrow night. Temp around 4. That's just part of the deal. Live it, love it.

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 06, 2017 10:58 PM (lJW6d)

274 There is no full recreation possible, not that I have found, and I have looked. But it is possible to satisfy the craving in most places.

Posted by: San Franpsycho


Why? What's the difficult part?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 06, 2017 10:58 PM (V3IFq)

275 pookysgirl, I wish I could even come up with anything to say. I wish you all the best and safest way out of that mess, even if only for a while.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 10:58 PM (wB8Tg)

276 logprof, I don't remember that, but you were definitely right.

I've said at FB, Hollywood Elsewhere, and other places, and have been surprised how many people have agreed with me: If the DNC could just have ever gotten over its vagina spooging and given the 2016 nom to Biden instead of Hillary, he would have won.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:58 PM (u8kLQ)

277 Remember when I pointed out the other night that Slow Joe was the most honest figure in the 0bama Admin because of his cussing?
Posted by: logprof
----------

Joe simply isn't smart enough to be sly or cunning. Whatever his shortcomings, he's not a psychopath.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:59 PM (ZO497)

278 Iron-on? Dungarees are sounding better all the time. Utilities had nametapes sewn on. You had to take them to the NEX uniform shop to get the sleeves cut, because rolling up sleeves was unprofessional. Plus, they're some kind of cotton-poly, so I don't trust them in a fire at all. And of course, you can't wear them off-base, lest someone see a Navy working uniform. Quelle horreur.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:59 PM (8nWyX)

279 Houston teevee nooz isn't the FL shooter.

No. It's the few, scattered flakes n' flurries, twenty miles North of town. And that stuff ain't stickin', either.

They're about to bust out into Teh Grate Blizzurd ob 2017 mode, anytime now.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2017 10:59 PM (v5iqM)

280 Ever read One Second After?
Posted by: Thrawn at January 06, 2017 10:52 PM (E/ibL)




have you read how type? what makes you think I am able to read?



no. what is it about?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:00 PM (cPsPa)

281 274 There is no full recreation possible, not that I have found, and I have looked. But it is possible to satisfy the craving in most places.

Posted by: San Franpsycho

Why? What's the difficult part?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 06, 2017 10:58 PM (V3IFq)

I've found it's the bread. The water that makes the dough to make the rolls is unique to the greater Delaware Valley.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2017 11:00 PM (7qAYi)

282 Mizzin the main mast!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 06, 2017 11:00 PM (JO9+V)

283 Don't make me choker, bitch!

Posted by: Wayne Brady at January 06, 2017 11:00 PM (QAjcy)

284 LMAO, chyron on a news channel: "FBI: Terrorism not ruled out in Ft. Lauderdale shooting"

Bloody genius!

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 11:00 PM (GsAUU)

285
no. what is it about?
Posted by: yankeefifth


EMP

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (IqV8l)

286 Yeah, turning auto correct off is simple. I don't really like it anyway. I'm controlling and stubborn and hate being corrected.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:51 PM (+lVUW)

Well, I find that it creates more errors than it solves. My spelling is pretty damned good, my typing, not so much. But there are many words, or acronyms, that auto-correct just plain doesn't know. And then you have the regional differences in spelling, like in my neighbourhood. (Pale Moon shows a squiggly red underline for "neighbourhood", although it is the standard Canadian spelling for the word.)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (bG+ug)

287 yeah but there is also a lot of willful stupid. couple of weeks ago I was at a party and mentioned how every year I throw a winter gear bag with stuff for me and Mrs.YankeeFifth in the car, including winter boots and sleeping bags, in case.

guys thought that was crazy. first of all they do not have any winter gear. second of all, in their estimation no one would ever need more than galoshes unless, now get this, they were some hipster who wanted cool boots.


I actually got started on a three-and-half-hour drive in 40 degree weather without a coat, before I decided that was a really stupid idea, went back home and got both a coat and a wool blanket to put in the truck. Never needed either, but I'd hate to be stuck on a rural route in TN in near-freezing weather with only a sweater.

The blanket still needs washing (ex-IDF surplus) but once it is clean I think I'm keeping it in the truck permanently.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (bZ7mE)

288
Where are they from, the Gulf?

We all have full winter emergency kits in the car around here, plus kitty litter for ice.

Now, I was raised in the mountains of northern GA, and live on the border of MO now, so maybe I am used to more winter than someone from, say, Biloxi, but even New Orleans gets snow occasionally.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:57 PM (nUdSA)




nope. they live on the southern shore of one of the great lakes. literally on the shore.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (cPsPa)

289 Exactly to the Obamas make a baby? Clearly nobody pleasures Barry like Barry pleasures Barry.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (nBr1j)

290 If a man wants to wear something around his neck he can stick with an ascot or cravat.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (FYrz1)

291 245
And the traditional Catholic funeral home + mass would have emotionally destroyed me.
Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (J5mC3)


What is that? I only know of funeral homes that hold a viewing for an evening and then take the body to the cemetery.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2017 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

292 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 10:54 PM (cPsPa)

I didn't even do it on purpose, but once you have them, they do indeed steal your heart and soul.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:02 PM (nUdSA)

293 Zettai - I'm curious re: girls with shashkas. Which do you prefer - the ones where they wear snug dresses and/or furs, or the ones where they're in zhupan and brooki? Both have their merits, of course.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:02 PM (0bBNi)

294 EMP
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (IqV8l)




got it

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:02 PM (cPsPa)

295 Movie news: I wanted to share, since I know last summer I was talking a lot about making a movie and now it's six months later.

Long story short(er): no definite plans yet still, sorry. But it *is* going to happen, and I'm almost convinced to go with my teenage dark comedy idea rather than the desert horror flick. I also managed to find more quality production equipment.

*And...* I found out a YouTube producer friend of mine, is thinking of doing a dystopian 2026-set web series, tentatively called "Make America Free Again." I went ahead and told him I'd be interested in learning more about joining his production.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:03 PM (u8kLQ)

296 I didn't even do it on purpose, but once you have them, they do indeed steal your heart and soul.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:02 PM (nUdSA)




yep cute cuddly loyal little thieves. borderline evil in their effectiveness.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:03 PM (cPsPa)

297 Those Democrat assholes should remember one simple fact ... the whole world is watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR6BeerSSWw

but this time we are going to be pitching, and not just catching. Love it when the worm turns.

Posted by: goon at January 06, 2017 11:03 PM (EaQ6/)

298 Trump better than Vice Present Biden for saving his butt today. VP Biden knows Trump cheated and lied and had enough class to look beyond Trump's lies and do the right thing just like Presdent Obama would.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT (Soon to be Obamaboro, VT) at January 06, 2017 11:04 PM (Fbj4h)

299
If a man wants to wear something around his neck he can stick with an ascot or cravat.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (FYrz1)

Yes, or that ghey thing I wore. Right Scooby?

Posted by: Fred at January 06, 2017 11:04 PM (JO9+V)

300 Joe simply isn't smart enough to be sly or cunning. Whatever his shortcomings, he's not a psychopath.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:59 PM (ZO497) fnord (ZO497)


I seem to recall some thuggery-evidence in his past (of the intimidation variety, rather than, you know, mugging people for their wallets).

If he'd been elected, the rest of the Obama admin would probably have just continued.

On the other hand, BUY A SHOTGUN! SHOOT THROUGH THE DOOR!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 11:04 PM (wB8Tg)

301 290 If a man wants to wear something around his neck he can stick with an ascot or cravat.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (FYrz1)

And so here we are in 2017, when there are now gayer choices in neckwear than an ascot.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2017 11:04 PM (7qAYi)

302 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (cPsPa)

Well shit, I thought you were talking about a Southerner.

Yea, no excuse for a northerner to get caught out by fucking snow.

No excuse for anyone nowadays, but you'd think a lake effect denizen would want to have some provisions in the old vehicle, just in case.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:05 PM (nUdSA)

303 Plus, they're some kind of cotton-poly, so I don't trust them in a fire at all. And of course, you can't wear them off-base, lest someone see a Navy working uniform. Quelle horreur.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:59 PM (8nWyX)
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Yeah, tell me why our working uniform was more offensive to delicate sensibilities than cammies.

I wonder what lies down the road. Futuristic speedsuits? Retro tarred queues?

LOL: John Adams called the crowd involved with the Boston Massacre "a motley rabble of saucy boys, negros and molattoes, Irish teagues and outlandish jack tarrs"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 11:05 PM (EnKk6)

304 What is that? I only know of funeral homes that hold a viewing for an evening and then take the body to the cemetery.
--

Back in the day-- a few decades ago-- I believe viewing was for at least two days, and then the funeral mass was the third day.

So much more than just a few hours one evening at a funeral home.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 11:05 PM (J5mC3)

305 273: i'm from wisconsin, never heard the term fryiut. i must be a hillbilly or somethin.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:05 PM (KP5rU)

306 I thought sewing was how you guys passed time in the fo'castle. Well, that... and, you know...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 10:53 PM (ZO497)

Dungarees, back in 1988 when I joined, had iron on transfers for rank and we used paint pens to put our names on the shirts and pants. In 1998 when Utilities were imposed, sew-on ranks and nametapes were required and they cost money to do right with the new-fangled sewing machines.

And no, I don't know. The USN didn't have rum, buggery, or the lash.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:05 PM (R5EqA)

307 294 EMP
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 11:01 PM (IqV8l)

got it
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:02 PM (cPsPa)

Yep, and it's depressing all the way through. If even a tenth of what was described in that book happened if there was a successful EMP strike on the US, the results would be truly horrific.

It's now a trilogy, with One Second After, then One Year After, and now just released, The Final Day.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 06, 2017 11:06 PM (E/ibL)

308 no. what is it about?
Posted by: yankeefifth

EMP
Posted by: Bertram Cabot
-----------

Your library will likely have it.
ABE Free Shipping site has softcovers for $5.00

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 11:06 PM (ZO497)

309 @90 Cheesesteak guy

Lived in Philly for 6 years. Jersey Mikes, believe it or not, does a very decent cheesesteak. If there's any near you, check it out.

Posted by: keena at January 06, 2017 11:06 PM (RiTnx)

310 "Logan's Run babe had sort of a kind of a choker.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.



And legs to die for. Wowza!

Posted by: qdpsteve"

I was always partial to her lips. Thought they were the best ever.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:06 PM (w+Jhj)

311 184 @173 I think I am coming in at the middle of the story.



What happened?



Prayers up.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 10:38 PM (HV1LS)

Pooky, struggling with sleep apnea, depression and an upcoming PT test, decided to get dramatic in pleading for help Tuesday night and overdosed on Ambien and Trazadone while drinking (on his daughter's fourth birthday). I found him passed out on the floor with what he had taken written on his arm along with "CALL 911." He was in the hospital for two days and was then transferred to the VA psych ward. Pookette is with her grandparents now, and so I'm trying to keep myself busy between the times I can visit him.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 06, 2017 11:07 PM (ar2KI)

312 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:03 PM (cPsPa)

So very true. The little scamp has probably already got several angels trained to give her little bits of tuna.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:07 PM (nUdSA)

313 On the other hand, Biden-Trump debates would almost have to be pay-per-view.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 06, 2017 11:07 PM (wB8Tg)

314 It's now a trilogy, with One Second After, then One Year After, and now just released, The Final Day.
Posted by: Thrawn
------------

What's odd about reading that, is that I personally know all of the places mentioned, right down to the streets.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 11:07 PM (ZO497)

315 Yep, another Carrington event and everyone better get used to no electronic gadgets.

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (9iR5/)

316 So I started typing in "exotic" in Amazon & it finished with "jerky." They know me better than I know myself.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (7qAYi)

317 So you want good tunes by a conservative?

Something Wicked by True North

The clock on the wall says it's a quarter past ten
The calander says it's the first
I've been in this bar for the past seven nights
Kentucky's finest couldn't quench my thirst
I'd take her the keys but the locks are all changed
Her boyfriend looks good in my car
I thought I'd be safe at this hole in the wall
But get a load of what walked in this bar

Well it's a shot of tequila and a bottle of beer
A long legged beauty every man should fear
It's a bad situation,, no where to run
Something Wicked this way comes

Ruby red lips that little thing with her hips
A body that's nothin' but fine
A dress off the rack and what a rack in that dress
An image that can burn a mans' mind
I couldn't run cause I was fixed in her stare
She was cuttin' a path straight to me
Darwin was right only the strong survive
The hungry they prey on the weak

Well it's a shot of tequila...


There's more but my finger is tired
It's on utube

Posted by: teej - at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (gJ3Vg)

318 Also, Jersey Mikes are all over California.

Posted by: keena at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (RiTnx)

319 keena: maybe they're better in your neck of the woods, but I am *not* a fan of Jersey Mike's cheesesteaks. They just don't seem very big or substantial enough.

OTOH I love Philly's Best and Steak Escape. In fact I have half a Steak Escape French Onion sandwich on the endtable right behind me, waiting for my midnight snack tonight. Yum yum yum.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (u8kLQ)

320 Free HBO over the holidays so I dove into Game of Thrones, and I just finished season 6. Highly recommend!!

Posted by: LASue at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (CLKfs)

321 On the other hand, Biden-Trump debates would almost have to be pay-per-view.
---

Yes.

Trump is NOT Paul Ryan.

/shocked and humiliated by Ryan's performance in that debate BTW

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (J5mC3)

322 293
Zettai - I'm curious re: girls with shashkas. Which do you prefer - the
ones where they wear snug dresses and/or furs, or the ones where they're
in zhupan and brooki? Both have their merits, of course.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:02 PM (0bBNi)

Not certain that I have a preference... I suppose they'd all still look good in whatever!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (kP16F)

323 Well shit, I thought you were talking about a Southerner.

Yea, no excuse for a northerner to get caught out by fucking snow.

No excuse for anyone nowadays, but you'd think a lake effect denizen would want to have some provisions in the old vehicle, just in case.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:05 PM (nUdSA)



yeah. well I have a mark next to their names in my rolodex. when the meteor hits I know where to to for supplies. should their wives survive, and Mrs.YankeeFifth acquiesce, we may bring them along in some capacity.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (cPsPa)

324 "Dungarees, back in 1988 when I joined, had iron on
transfers for rank and we used paint pens to put our names on the shirts
and pants.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen"

And it really really helped to have a 3 letter last name when doing that stenciling. Some guys were there all day just putting their names on stuff.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:09 PM (w+Jhj)

325 186
I have no doubt he wants to stick around for glory, but I do believe they don't want her to have to change schools during her senior year.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 10:39 PM (nUdSA)
--------------------------
She's a sophmore.
I don't have a big problem with them staying until this school year is up --- but for two more years until she graduates?!?
That's just an excuse to stay.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 06, 2017 11:09 PM (Nox3c)

326 Jersey Mikes are all over California.
Posted by: keena at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (RiTnx)




you should have someone call orkin.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:09 PM (cPsPa)

327 315 Yep, another Carrington event and everyone better get used to no electronic gadgets.
Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (9iR5/)
---
AtC hardest hit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (EnKk6)

328 302: never been screwed over by snow. got to know your limitations. when in doubt, slow the fuck down. once drove from minneapolis to appleton, wi in a whiteout. five hour drive took 11 hours. made it. never do it again though.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (KP5rU)

329 I shared this before, but:

I always think of Logan's Run as the very last *old-school," Buck Rogers-style sci-fi flick. It came out in 1976.

Then the way I look at it, Star Wars came along and changed most of the rules of cinematic sci-fi: the look, the plots, the tone, the pace, everything.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (u8kLQ)

330 Jane Seymour was wearing a choker when she had her head pulled off.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (hALjw)

331 I'm in the Philly suburbs. You can't swing a dead cat without finding a good cheesesteak place around here. They're on every corner.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (sdi6R)

332 And of course, you can't wear them off-base, lest someone see a Navy working uniform. Quelle horreur.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:59 PM (8nWyX)

In 1989 awaiting my first ship (USS Robison DDG-12) at TPU, I once drove from the "wet side" to the "dry side" of 32nd street (San Diego) in dungarees to go to the galley and got hassled because I wore dungarees off base.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (R5EqA)

333 "What's odd about reading that, is that I personally know all of the places mentioned, right down to the streets.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Yeah, I know. Same here.

Haven't heard shit about that Homeland Security thing in Weaverville since last night. They're keeping their mouths shut.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:11 PM (w+Jhj)

334 What's odd about reading that, is that I personally know all of the places mentioned, right down to the streets.

Author is a professor out in Montreat, I am told. I think I've met him, as a matter of fact - back in high school we had a career day, in which we basically followed someone in a career that we were considering for a day, and I was thinking about becoming a history professor. Same guy that coauthored a couple of Civil War sci-fi books with Newt Gringrich, I think.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 06, 2017 11:11 PM (bZ7mE)

335 "Tony Iommi and Richie Blackmoor look like light-skinned Mexicans...."


Well, Iommi is of Italian heritage, so there's that, and as Blackmore"s surname implies, his heritage must include "black-a-moors...."
Right?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 06, 2017 11:11 PM (8HGb7)

336 I'll never master the formatting here... I quote a comment in a reply and I lose the break! Special characters? Fuggedaboudit!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:11 PM (kP16F)

337 Be safe morons with this storm passing through. I'm hunkered down ready for whatever happens. Currently in a blizzard warning here in Norfolk
---------------
Is it safe? (Shifts eyes) Can I poke my head in here without getting chastised?

So far, no real snow. Sleet, a few flurries, maybe some ice/snow on the ground.
I spent my last dollar & the entire day getting 3 households ready for a blizzard - we better at least get a few inches of global warming.

Speaking of which, is Miley here? I have a bone to pick with you young lady...

Posted by: Chi at January 06, 2017 11:11 PM (+r5OR)

338 Yes.

Trump is NOT Paul Ryan.

/shocked and humiliated by Ryan's performance in that debate BTW
Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (J5mC3)




Trump is more Paul Bunyan than paul ryan

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:11 PM (cPsPa)

339 Be well all in the danger area. We have that crap in N IL sometimes, but it depends on whether your support in the area can deal w/ it.

Hope it's less than they call for.

T

Posted by: Farmer at January 06, 2017 11:12 PM (o/90i)

340 Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (+lVUW)

I looked at the comment in the system....you forgot the slash in the close.

The barrel is hungry....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2017 11:12 PM (rF0hx)

341 322. Asking for mercenary reasons. My angel borrowed my kinzhal, and one of her kid sisters snagged my shashka at the NYE revels and tried to dance. They were slow and clumsy in their ao dai, but I remember thinking, 'Somebody would pay good money to see this.....'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:12 PM (0bBNi)

342 Jane Seymour is dead?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:12 PM (kP16F)

343 329 I shared this before, but:

I always think of Logan's Run as the very last *old-school," Buck Rogers-style sci-fi flick. It came out in 1976.

Then the way I look at it, Star Wars came along and changed most of the rules of cinematic sci-fi: the look, the plots, the tone, the pace, everything.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (u8kLQ)

I'm watching 2001 right this minute and Logan's Run is very much in that visual style. Star Wars did change that for the better I think.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:13 PM (R5EqA)

344 never been screwed over by snow. got to know your limitations. when in doubt, slow the fuck down. once drove from minneapolis to appleton, wi in a whiteout. five hour drive took 11 hours. made it. never do it again though.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (KP5rU)




spent years around there. snow is not a problem if you put a itttle thought into what you are doing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:13 PM (cPsPa)

345 Let me tell you what a 'choker' is...

Posted by: Isadora Duncan at January 06, 2017 11:13 PM (ZO497)

346 Well, Iommi is of Italian heritage, so there's that, and as Blackmore"s surname implies, his heritage must include "black-a-moors...."
Right?
---

Ummm... maybe?

It's still unsettling.

/does that mean that when I'm 65, I'll look Swedish?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 06, 2017 11:13 PM (J5mC3)

347 I shared this before, but:

I always think of Logan's Run as the very last *old-school," Buck Rogers-style sci-fi flick. It came out in 1976.

Then the way I look at it, Star Wars came along and changed most of the rules of cinematic sci-fi: the look, the plots, the tone, the pace, everything.


Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM


Oooh.. that's pretty contentious!

Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 11:13 PM (lmIoG)

348 342 Jane Seymour is dead?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:12 PM (kP16F)

Yup

Posted by: Henry VIII at January 06, 2017 11:13 PM (GsAUU)

349 341.

***rushes to register 'Vietnamese babes with swords' and all variations thereof on YouTube and godaddy***

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:14 PM (0bBNi)

350 >>Let me tell you what a 'choker' is...

...please, go on.

Posted by: Zombie Carradine at January 06, 2017 11:14 PM (QAjcy)

351 And it really really helped to have a 3 letter last name when doing that stenciling. Some guys were there all day just putting their names on stuff.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:09 PM (w+Jhj)

Some guys had names so long they went right around their ass.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:14 PM (R5EqA)

352 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:08 PM (cPsPa)

Mrs. Yankeefifth is smarter than that. Having to share the chocolate you will have on hand with dipshits who didn't prepare properly would drive her insane.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:14 PM (nUdSA)

353 "And of course, you can't wear them off-base, lest someone see a Navy working uniform. Quelle horreur.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 10:59 PM (8nWyX)



In 1989 awaiting my first ship (USS Robison DDG-12) at TPU, I once
drove from the "wet side" to the "dry side" of 32nd street (San Diego)
in dungarees to go to the galley and got hassled because I wore
dungarees off base.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen"

Oh god does that bring back some awful memories...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:14 PM (w+Jhj)

354 337
Be safe morons with this storm passing through. I'm hunkered down ready
for whatever happens. Currently in a blizzard warning here in Norfolk

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

Is it safe? (Shifts eyes) Can I poke my head in here without getting chastised?



So far, no real snow. Sleet, a few flurries, maybe some ice/snow on the ground.

I spent my last dollar the entire day getting 3 households
ready for a blizzard - we better at least get a few inches of global
warming.



Speaking of which, is Miley here? I have a bone to pick with you young lady...

Posted by: Chi at January 06, 2017 11:11 PM (+r5OR)


Glad to hear it -- CDR M commented that the heavy bands were moving north in one of the projections. I would love to have the last fourteen days of Obama's mischief abruptly curtailed by being snowed-in.


The Fiancee's comment was, "I hope he didn't have to go out and get Tucker an extra bag of food."

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:14 PM (EzgxV)

355 Are these "kid sisters" your former "nieces", Palp?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:14 PM (kP16F)

356 Hugh, you raise a good point. 2001 paved the way for Star Wars in numerous ways IMHO.

otho: I live for thrills! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:15 PM (u8kLQ)

357 otho: I live for thrills! ;-)


Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:15 PM


Hahaha!

Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (lmIoG)

358 . Same guy that coauthored a couple of Civil War sci-fi books with Newt Gringrich, I think.
Posted by: Grey Fox
----
Bill Forstchen

Posted by: Isadora Duncan at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (ZO497)

359 344; yup. i used to practice that shit late nite, early mornings. i knew what not to do.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (KP5rU)

360 And it really really helped to have a 3 letter last name when doing that stenciling. Some guys were there all day just putting their names on stuff.

I was there for a week straight!

Posted by: Bill Wolfe­schlegel­stein­hausen­berger­dorff at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (IcT7t)

361 really really like cold weather. really cold nights, zero or below without wind blowing are fantastic. just hard cold.




not so fun if you have to be out in it but great if it is discretionary.


Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (cPsPa)

362 Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (KP5rU)

Do you keep emergency provisions in your vehicle? (Blankets, food, etc?)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (nUdSA)

363 I've always wanted to be the filling in a Jane Seymour and Morgan Fairchild sammich...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (kP16F)

364 340
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 10:08 PM (+lVUW)



I looked at the comment in the system....you forgot the slash in the close.



The barrel is hungry....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2017 11:12 PM (rF0hx)


That was very kind of you, CBD. Thanks for helping her.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (EzgxV)

365 Oops.

Dropping choked dancer sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (ZO497)

366 What happened to Pooky? I must have missed something while out in BFE over the holidays...

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 06, 2017 11:17 PM (Saqzi)

367 And it really really helped to have a 3 letter last name when doing that stenciling. Some guys were there all day just putting their names on stuff.

I was there for a week straight!

Posted by: Bill Wolfe­schlegel­stein­hausen­berger­dorff at January 06, 2017 11:17 PM (IcT7t)

368 Ah, at last an honest level of discourse between heads of state:

https://goo.gl/fbakOU

And in celebration (lyrically perhaps NSFW):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3x8qBP5j9Mk

Posted by: JEM at January 06, 2017 11:17 PM (TppKb)

369 When planet X comes around next time, you'll be sorry. Of course that's when the zombies will eat everything that doesn't have a gun with the thing that goes up.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 06, 2017 11:17 PM (6Ll1u)

370 I loved my bell-bottom dungarees and wore them until they were paper thin and soft (i.e., unsat). I still have a pair hanging in the closet. ...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes



The following is an admission of guilt.

The USS Salem is a post WWII heavy cruiser which now serves as a museum ship in the former shipbuilding town of Quincy, MA.

Once upon a tour I flat out stole a pair of bellbottoms. It was an exhibit showing how they had tailors shipboard or something. I jumped over the rope and stole them. They were wool, navy blue, and awesome. They didn't fit, but I kept meaning to get them tailored. And even without fitting they looked damn sexy.

I feel worse about the fact that I lost them than I do about the fact that I stole them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 06, 2017 11:17 PM (mgbwf)

371
Oh god does that bring back some awful memories...
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:14 PM (w+Jhj)

That was the *only* good thing about the late '90s utilities - we could wear them off base.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:18 PM (R5EqA)

372 "Some guys had names so long they went right around their ass.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen"

Ha! That's so true. I was done in about 15 minutes, and they were still working on their first one...

Looks like all of the Asheville contingent are in here tonight.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:18 PM (w+Jhj)

373 Teresa, upthread @311

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 11:18 PM (9iR5/)

374 Mrs. Yankeefifth is smarter than that. Having to share the chocolate you will have on hand with dipshits who didn't prepare properly would drive her insane.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:14 PM (nUdSA)




damn. going to have to call the witch doctor to quit making offerings for the meteor to hit.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:18 PM (cPsPa)

375 Whoever sent me on the Grateful Dead Youtube binge, thank you. I saw them in 1981, I think, in San Diego. While I can't claim to be a hardcore Deadhead, they bring back wonderful memories.

The first CD I ever purchased was the Dead, in Sweden in 1992 when my ex persuaded me to convert to CD.

Went to a Further festival in 1996, tripping, swear I could hear Jerry's voice in the void.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 06, 2017 11:18 PM (tHwdc)

376 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (cPsPa)

Oh, me too! I really do love it. It's invigorating to me.

I especially love to be out on those really frigid clear, still nights, something about the starkness of it all makes me think Deep Thoughts.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:19 PM (nUdSA)

377 355. No, in the angel-clan, there's only her. The others - she has two kid sisters who are still single, and another who's married, but unhappily, I suspect - are good-looking, gorgeous, even, true, but they can't hold a candle to my Mishka.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:19 PM (429jj)

378 What happened to Pooky? I must have missed something while out in BFE over the holidays... Posted by:Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 06, 2017 11:17 PM (Saqzi)

See #311, I'm currently wrestling a 19 lb cat for my keyboard.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 06, 2017 11:19 PM (ar2KI)

379 372
"Some guys had names so long they went right around their ass.



Posted by: Hugh Jorgen"

Ha! That's so true. I was done in about 15 minutes, and they were still working on their first one...

Looks like all of the Asheville contingent are in here tonight.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:18 PM (w+Jhj)



At least your intertubez still work.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:20 PM (EzgxV)

380 I'm watching 2001 right this minute and Logan's Run is very much in that visual style. Star Wars did change that for the better I think.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:13 PM (R5EqA)


Yeah. Hard to believe Logan's Run and Star Wars were just a year apart. There is about a decades difference in the quality of the special effects.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 11:20 PM (HV1LS)

381 Looks like all of the Asheville contingent are in here tonight.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
----------

So, you're not driving tonight?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 11:20 PM (ZO497)

382 really really like cold weather. really cold nights, zero or below without wind blowing are fantastic. just hard cold.


not so fun if you have to be out in it but great if it is discretionary.


Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (cPsPa)



Dry cold. It must be a dry cold.

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:20 PM (exyD+)

383 "That was the *only* good thing about the late '90s utilities - we could wear them off base.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen"

Got out in '87, so never saw those.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:20 PM (w+Jhj)

384 never been screwed over by snow. got to know your limitations. when in doubt, slow the fuck down. once drove from minneapolis to appleton, wi in a whiteout. five hour drive took 11 hours. made it. never do it again though.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (KP5rU)




spent years around there. snow is not a problem if you put a itttle thought into what you are doing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:13 PM (cPsPa)

On my trip home from AZ on Tuesday, there was a snow fall in southern Idaho along I-15 between Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Road was slippery, and some people were driving just too damned fast for conditions. I counted 7 vehicles in the ditch or median, several overturned, within a dozen miles of the Indian casino at Ft. Hall. Cops or tow trucks in attendance, so I didn't feel compelled to stop and offer assistance.

North of Idaho Falls, the snow abated, and once over Monida Pass and into Montana, the road became bare and dry, although it was damned cold.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 11:21 PM (bG+ug)

385 362: yes, in a cooler, for the food. always water, matches, if i know it's going to be bad a shovel. i quit driving on ice though. that shit aint for the squeamish.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:21 PM (KP5rU)

386 I've had Things Fall Off Aircraft (TFOA) in my flying days, but never something like this. Engine falls off B-52 during a training sortie over North Dakota.


It's righty tighty, lefty loosie.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2017 11:21 PM (TRzoP)

387 Margarita, I do totally believe the Obamas just can't let go, but I also think Miss Obama's schooling is a consideration.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:21 PM (nUdSA)

388 378
What happened to Pooky? I must have missed something while out in BFE
over the holidays... Posted by:Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 06,
2017 11:17 PM (Saqzi)

See #311, I'm currently wrestling a 19 lb cat for my keyboard.


Posted by: pookysgirl at January 06, 2017 11:19 PM (ar2KI)


Let the Wookie cat win.

Posted by: C-3Pcthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

389 The Fiancee's comment was, "I hope he didn't have to go out and get Tucker an extra bag of food."
Posted by: cthulhu
------------------

Wouldn't have been a bad idea.
He could feed off that all on his own before starting on my frozen body...

Posted by: Chi at January 06, 2017 11:22 PM (+r5OR)

390 And it really really helped to have a 3 letter last name when doing that stenciling. Some guys were there all day just putting their names on stuff.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:09 PM (w+Jhj)


The AROC in my boot camp division was... Malaysian? I think? His name was long enough that they had to use the tiny type size to get it all on his nametapes.

In 1989 awaiting my first ship (USS Robison DDG-12) at TPU, I once drove from the "wet side" to the "dry side" of 32nd street (San Diego) in dungarees to go to the galley and got hassled because I wore dungarees off base.
Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:10 PM (R5EqA)


I've had a guy jump up my ass for bringing a four-man working party to buy them lunch at the Sea Breeze restaurant on Hickam because one of them had a dribble of paint on his utilities.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 11:22 PM (8nWyX)

391 Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at January 06, 2017 11:17 PM (mgbwf)
---
No jury would convict you, Bander. Trousers like that need to go out on adventures.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 11:22 PM (EnKk6)

392 377. Truth be told, I'm glad I met my angel first. It would be awkward to drop one sister for another....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:22 PM (429jj)

393 I'll add that a cold night is definitely enhanced by Northern Lights.

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:22 PM (exyD+)

394 otho: I live for thrills! ;-)


Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:15 PM


It's all subjective! Personally, I don't see Star Wars bringing much in the way of "new" to the table. 2001 was the game changer. Logan's Run wasn't that "old school"... IMHO... it was an extension of the trend from the 60's, not the earlier "Buck Rogers" style. Star Wars, on the other hand was a throw back to that earlier style of sci-fi...

But, it was more fantasy than sci-fi... it is closely related to those epics like Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of Titans style stuff. Star Wars is, basically, wizards and swords in space.

Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 11:23 PM (lmIoG)

395 "So, you're not driving tonight?

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Too many crazy's out there to risk it. Saw one car at the Leicester / Patton intersection that had gotten T-boned and flipped over on it's side.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:23 PM (w+Jhj)

396 Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:21 PM (KP5rU)

We get ice down here far more than we get snow, although we did get a little bit of snow yesterday.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:24 PM (nUdSA)

397 Okay, let's light this candle.

Alexa, play Depeche Mode.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 11:24 PM (HV1LS)

398 382
really really like cold weather. really cold nights, zero or below without wind blowing are fantastic. just hard cold.





not so fun if you have to be out in it but great if it is discretionary.





Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:16 PM (cPsPa)







Dry cold. It must be a dry cold.

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:20 PM (exyD+)


Nothing personal, but I'm hoping your area gets epic weather. (Reason @354)

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:24 PM (EzgxV)

399 All my fellow Deadheads need to get Weir's new album. I absolutely love it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:24 PM (nUdSA)

400 Best name I saw stenciled on a guy's ass was FLICK.

Connect the dots.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 06, 2017 11:25 PM (EnKk6)

401 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 10:49 PM (u8kLQ)

If you watched the CSPAN coverage, you see Slow Joe laughing and chatting with the Dem reps he cut off 5 minutes after the certification.

They were playing a role. So was he. Joe played Mr. Voice of Reason Dem. They played "Principled" Outraged Leftists so all the SJWs in their districts could say "Well, she fought the Power!! She tried!!" All of those reps knew damn well that without a Senator's signature their petitions were no good. It was grandstanding, theater. Ace talks about GOP Failure Theater. This was Outrage Theater, for the benefit of their bozo constituents. And Joe and everyone else in that theater except for the stupid protesters knew that.

We'll see a lot of Outrage Theater from the Dems over the next 4 years.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 06, 2017 11:25 PM (P8951)

402 348 342 Jane Seymour is dead?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:12 PM (kP16F)

Yup
Posted by: Henry VIII at January 06, 2017 11:13 PM (GsAUU)


I think King Hal is confusing Jane Seymour (wife #3, died of complications of childbirth) with either Anne Boleyn (#2) or Catherine Howard (#5).

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 06, 2017 11:25 PM (3C9q2)

403 otho, hmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:25 PM (u8kLQ)

404 384; don't you love people with 4wd who think i can go as fast as always. they don't stop or steer any better than anything else on the road. when you run out of talent, or get behind on your steering they are the same thing.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:25 PM (KP5rU)

405 Trump gives me irritable bowel syndrome!!!!


[applause]

Posted by: Samantha Bee at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (GsAUU)

406 You don't want to be anywhere near Dallas/FW when there's an ice storm. Although if you're backed up to a dock waiting to be unloaded and you can see the interstate, it's highly entertaining.

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (9iR5/)

407 Guess I shouldn't have bothered.

Posted by: teej at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (gJ3Vg)

408 Donna, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (u8kLQ)

409 389
The Fiancee's comment was, "I hope he didn't have to go out and get Tucker an extra bag of food."

Posted by: cthulhu

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



Wouldn't have been a bad idea.

He could feed off that all on his own before starting on my frozen body...

Posted by: Chi at January 06, 2017 11:22 PM (+r5OR)


Is your heat out?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (EzgxV)

410
That was very kind of you, CBD. Thanks for helping her.
----------

That Triple Gainer last night was impressive - I gave it a 9.8.

Posted by: Chi at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (+r5OR)

411 394. Teh Ewok nailed it: Space Fags With Power Swords.

Too much Joseph Campbell and Kurosawa rip off.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (429jj)

412 me too! I really do love it. It's invigorating to me.

I especially love to be out on those really frigid clear, still nights, something about the starkness of it all makes me think Deep Thoughts.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:19 PM (nUdSA)




yeah. it is a very pure experience. no noise, just dark and cold.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (cPsPa)

413 Nothing personal, but I'm hoping your area gets epic weather. (Reason @354)

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:24 PM (EzgxV)



It's going to be the dry, fluffy snow that's easy to shovel. If the usual wet cement was expected, then I'd be annoyed with you.

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (exyD+)

414 What do zombies do in snow?
Do they get cold? Do they freeze?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 06, 2017 11:27 PM (Nox3c)

415 so one of the Russian hackers is a hot chick?

according to the UK Daily Mail

Posted by: Original Jake at January 06, 2017 11:27 PM (jrFgU)

416 i make sure to drive slow at night, eyes peeled for wildlife.

and have yet to encounter black ice and don't know what to expect.

!

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 11:27 PM (biupr)

417 393 I'll add that a cold night is definitely enhanced by Northern Lights.
Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:22 PM (exyD+)

--The aurora borealis, or the Cannabis?

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 11:28 PM (GsAUU)

418 Posted by: teej at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (gJ3Vg)

Bothered with what, teej, are you alright?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:28 PM (nUdSA)

419 396: i hate ice. nobody here can drive on it. believe it or not.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:28 PM (KP5rU)

420 Star Wars is, basically, wizards and swords in space.

Well...

Plus ninjas and dogfighting.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 11:28 PM (HV1LS)

421 394
otho: I live for thrills! ;-)





Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2017 11:15 PM





It's all subjective! Personally, I don't see Star Wars bringing much
in the way of "new" to the table. 2001 was the game changer. Logan's
Run wasn't that "old school"... IMHO... it was an extension of the trend
from the 60's, not the earlier "Buck Rogers" style. Star Wars, on the
other hand was a throw back to that earlier style of sci-fi...



But, it was more fantasy than sci-fi... it is closely related to
those epics like Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of Titans style stuff.
Star Wars is, basically, wizards and swords in space.

Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 11:23 PM (lmIoG)


The big thing that Star Wars brought was that tech was used, dirty, and sometimes patched. Previous Sci-Fi had everything looking freshly made.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:28 PM (EzgxV)

422 Dry cold. It must be a dry cold.
Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:20 PM (exyD+)




yeah but with snow on the ground.


ps

Vendette!

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:29 PM (cPsPa)

423 rickl,
Good funeral homes know what is traditional for different religions and provide for whatever members of that religion expect. For Catholics, it involves one or more periods of viewing at the funeral home, sometimes a funeral procession from the funeral home to the church, a Mass, and moving the body to the cemetery for a short graveside service performed by the priest. Of course they charge for everything, but they are very good at helping you with arrangements. They know their stuff.

The parish usually provides a lunch.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 11:29 PM (+lVUW)

424 --The aurora borealis, or the Cannabis?

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 11:28 PM (GsAUU)



The former.

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:29 PM (exyD+)

425 421. True. Much closer to reality. Han Solo punches it for a hyperspace jump and nothing happens. That was a first.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:30 PM (429jj)

426 It's going to be the dry, fluffy snow that's easy to shovel. If the usual wet cement was expected, then I'd be annoyed with you.
Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (exyD+)




shovel? you can get the light dry stuff off with a good blow.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:30 PM (cPsPa)

427 A couple of days after Christmas, 2015, I drove from Colorado to San Antonio for a friend's wedding. I tried to skirt the bad weather by going through Kansas and Oklahoma. I made it as far as Wichita before I had to stop for the night. The next morning I drove through Oklahoma City when the roads were solid ice. At one point I was stopped on the highway watching a pickup truck trying to get straightened out and back on the road when I looked in my rear view mirror and watched a semi behind me start to jackknife as it slide towards me. It missed hitting me by about two feet.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 06, 2017 11:31 PM (FYrz1)

428 i make sure to drive slow at night, eyes peeled for wildlife. and have yet to encounter black ice and don't know what to expect.


Raaaaacist ice driver.

Denounce! Denounce!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Meteorology Critic ... at January 06, 2017 11:31 PM (AoK0a)

429 yeah but with snow on the ground.


ps

Vendette!

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:29 PM (cPsPa)



Or better yet, while you're shoveling snow and the only sound is from said shovel.



Y5!!!!!

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:31 PM (exyD+)

430 When I was stationed at NAVCOMSTA Keflavik I saw some of the most incredible auroras. It was breathtaking.

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 11:31 PM (9iR5/)

431 shovel? you can get the light dry stuff off with a good blow.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:30 PM (cPsPa)


We are still doing phrasing, right?

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 11:31 PM (HV1LS)

432 my trip home from AZ on Tuesday, there was a snow fall in southern Idaho along I-15 between Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Road was slippery, and some people were driving just too damned fast for conditions. I counted 7 vehicles in the ditch or median, several overturned, within a dozen miles of the Indian casino at Ft. Hall. Cops or tow trucks in attendance, so I didn't feel compelled to stop and offer assistance.

North of Idaho Falls, the snow abated, and once over Monida Pass and into Montana, the road became bare and dry, although it was damned cold.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 11:21 PM (bG+ug)




1. glad you made it home safe.
2. everyone knows you know how to drive in the snow.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:32 PM (cPsPa)

433
The former.
Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:29 PM (exyD+)


--I was so pissed the last time I saw the aurora. I was just taking a walk around my quiet side of Winterpeg, and looked up and say the beautiful green-blue show in the sky. And as damned luck would have it, both my Blackberry and my camera were drained so I could not take a picture.

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 11:32 PM (GsAUU)

434 @416, concrete girl

Black ice: Listen to road noise from your tyres... When it suddenly goes silent, panic!

Oh... And don't even THINK about touching the brakes!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:34 PM (kP16F)

435 Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 11:23 PM (lmIoG)

There's a - pristine - look to 2001 and subsequent SF movies that SW properly abandoned. Logan's Run had a visual that was closer to 2001.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:34 PM (R5EqA)

436
413
Nothing personal, but I'm hoping your area gets epic weather. (Reason @354)



Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:24 PM (EzgxV)







It's going to be the dry, fluffy snow that's easy to shovel. If the
usual wet cement was expected, then I'd be annoyed with you.

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (exyD+)


So we'll get another two weeks of backstabbing and perfidy. Bummer.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:34 PM (EzgxV)

437 The aurora borealis - my Mongol buddy says that's the glow from the campfires in the other world.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:34 PM (429jj)

438 384; don't you love people with 4wd who think i can go as fast as always. they don't stop or steer any better than anything else on the road. when you run out of talent, or get behind on your steering they are the same thing.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:25 PM (KP5rU)




sez who?



Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:35 PM (cPsPa)

439 I was driving through middle Pennsylvania late, late one night/morning, and I kept seeing this weird flickering out of the corner of my eye. I would turn and see nothing. But looking down the road, there it was again. Thought maybe some big industrial facility through the trees or behind a fence or something.

It was the Northern Lights. Furthest south they had been in forever. Neat, but a little unnerving. Can't imagine having it all the time.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 11:35 PM (HV1LS)

440 --I was so pissed the last time I saw the aurora. I was just taking a walk around my quiet side of Winterpeg, and looked up and say the beautiful green-blue show in the sky. And as damned luck would have it, both my Blackberry and my camera were drained so I could not take a picture.

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 11:32 PM (GsAUU)



Best aurora I ever saw was near Lake Louise in the late 90s. April. Every color you'd want to see. If I took pictures I'd have to search around to find them. Absolutely incredible.

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:35 PM (exyD+)

441 419 396: i hate ice. nobody here can drive on it. believe it or not.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:28 PM (KP5rU)

The damn black ice will get you. Just snow? Pffft? I can deal (helps that I don't have to shovel, of course Ice is what I fear - both walking and driving on it.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 06, 2017 11:36 PM (P8951)

442 >>>Raaaaacist ice driver. Denounce! Denounce!

i yam what i yam

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 11:36 PM (biupr)

443 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (cPsPa)

It makes me ponder infinity.

The stars on hot summer nights are just as bright and sparkly and amazing, but on really cold nights, it seems more like actual Space to me for some reason.

And that makes me think of how it never ends, and other mysterious things.

Whereas in the summer it just doesn't feel like that to me, perhaps because I am still enchanted and therefore distracted by lightning bugs, or maybe I am thinking more about another glass of iced tea, who knows?

But I think it has something to do with the coldness somehow.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:36 PM (nUdSA)

444 >>If a man wants to wear something around his neck he can stick with an ascot or cravat.

I wear my anal sphincter around mine.

Posted by: Barry at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (/Nite)

445
416
i make sure to drive slow at night, eyes peeled for wildlife.



and have yet to encounter black ice and don't know what to expect.



!

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 11:27 PM (biupr)


We did a trip to Mendocino late at night with a full moon. On the stretch from Cloverdale to Little River, I did about half of it at about 10 mph -- watching the eyes reflect the headlights.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (EzgxV)

446 What do zombies do in snow?
Do they get cold? Do they freeze?


They chill out.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (IcT7t)

447 Or better yet, while you're shoveling snow and the only sound is from said shovel.



Y5!!!!!
Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:31 PM (exyD+)



that is a good. so is walking around in the middle of seom field covered in snow and the only noise is the crunching ov your boots on the snow.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (cPsPa)

448 The former.
Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:29 PM (exyD+)


--I was so pissed the last time I saw the aurora. I was just taking a walk around my quiet side of Winterpeg, and looked up and say the beautiful green-blue show in the sky. And as damned luck would have it, both my Blackberry and my camera were drained so I could not take a picture.
Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 11:32 PM (GsAUU)

So, the wife has "seeing the aurora borealis" on her bucket list.

We live in OK.

Is there any way to predict when the aurora will occur? With some travel time allowed?

Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (ZjHNW)

449 Movie recommendation: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2017 11:38 PM (HV1LS)

450 Can I get 10% of Tim Cook's bonus?
5%?

Even with 1%, it's still Horde meetup at my house.

Posted by: Moran Moran at January 06, 2017 11:38 PM (GdgAM)

451 »»»Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 11:18 PM (9iR5/)«««

Thanks!
Pooky and family have been added to our family's prayers :-(

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 06, 2017 11:38 PM (Saqzi)

452 November 2015 was a baaad year for getting in and out of Colorado. It was the Thanksgiving season which almost did me in.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 06, 2017 11:38 PM (6FqZa)

453 443. Holmes and Watson go camping. Holmes nudges Watson and wakes him. 'Look up,' he says. 'What do you see?' 'Stars beyond counting,' says Watson.

'Ahh,' says Holmes. 'And what do you conclude from that?'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:39 PM (429jj)

454 It's the time of the season.

Posted by: Zombies at January 06, 2017 11:39 PM (IqV8l)

455 448; the chances in ok are pretty skinny.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:39 PM (KP5rU)

456 Huh.

Blazing Saddles coming on BounceTV at 1Am eastern.
Not my thang, but I know y'all love it

Posted by: Chi at January 06, 2017 11:39 PM (+r5OR)

457 but on really cold nights, it seems more like actual Space to me for some reason.

Less water-vapour, my guess. Maybe even less carbon dioxide in the higher altitudes

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 06, 2017 11:39 PM (6FqZa)

458 >>>panic!

Oh... And don't even THINK about touching the brakes.

i'm pretty good about not panic-ing
is it sort of like hydro-planing only worse?

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 11:40 PM (biupr)

459 makes me ponder infinity.

The stars on hot summer nights are just as bright and sparkly and amazing, but on really cold nights, it seems more like actual Space to me for some reason.

And that makes me think of how it never ends, and other mysterious things.

Whereas in the summer it just doesn't feel like that to me, perhaps because I am still enchanted and therefore distracted by lightning bugs, or maybe I am thinking more about another glass of iced tea, who knows?

But I think it has something to do with the coldness somehow.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:36 PM (nUdSA)




you are right. not sure what it is but there is a clarifying effect.


sometimes after skiing we would just flop down in the snow and stare at the sky and forget ourselves.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:40 PM (cPsPa)

460 Somebody stole the tent.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 06, 2017 11:41 PM (IqV8l)

461 It's not a coincidence that Texas has a huge Czech population.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (KPYB )


Yep, much of central Texas is suffering from a long-term vowel shortage.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 06, 2017 11:41 PM (nvMvs)

462 458
>>>panic!



Oh... And don't even THINK about touching the brakes.



i'm pretty good about not panic-ing

is it sort of like hydro-planing only worse?

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 11:40 PM (biupr)


It's a lot like hydro-planing only worse.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:41 PM (EzgxV)

463 *wonders if Holmes and Watson went "camping" quite often...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:41 PM (kP16F)

464 Too much Joseph Campbell and Kurosawa rip off.

But enough about "Fistful of Dollars" . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 06, 2017 11:41 PM (6FqZa)

465 Speaking of cats and keyboards, here's a pic of my old pal Belmont. That was taken in 1996, and he was already 17 or so. You can see that his muzzle was pretty well grayed.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jmcqdbw

Still miss the old guy, after 18 years.

Chi - If you are here, that is the cat of "How'd he do?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 11:41 PM (ZO497)

466 Sadly, Apple's board is not taking my calls.

Is it the iPhone 6?

Posted by: Moran Moran at January 06, 2017 11:41 PM (GdgAM)

467 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 06, 2017 11:39 PM (6FqZa)

No doubt. I think it's also because I have never been able to rid myself of the notion that space is very, very cold, lol!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:41 PM (nUdSA)

468 1. glad you made it home safe.
2. everyone knows you know how to drive in the snow.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:32 PM (cPsPa)

Thank you, Y5.

The older I get, the more like an old fart I drive.

The next day, after over-nighting in Helena, I was northbound on I-15 again, and only the right-hand lane was clear of snow. I passed a few much slower vehicles, waiting to do so on a straight stretch, but I ended up with a train of half a dozen vehicles behind me. But I got off I-15 near Wolf Creek, and took 287 north through Augusta and Choteau, and rejoined 15 at Conrad. It's actually shorter, because I-15 swings a fair way east to service Great Falls. Good two-lane blacktop all the way, posted for 70 mph, and next to zero traffic. And mostly clear of snow, too! I actually made excellent time; eight and a half hours from Helena to my driveway. Stops included.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 11:42 PM (bG+ug)

469 'Ahh,' says Holmes. 'And what do you conclude from that?'

That math is hard ... Duh ...

Posted by: Adriane the Arithmetic Critic ... at January 06, 2017 11:42 PM (AoK0a)

470 453, cont'd. And Watson answers, 'since each star is a sun, there must be planets around them. And on some of them, there must be life, and on some of these, that life must be intelligent. And so perhaps they, like us, are looking into their night skies at us and wondering if we are here.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:42 PM (429jj)

471 443---But I think it has something to do with the coldness somehow.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:36 PM (nUdSA)
--------------------------------------
Yes. I feel the same way about the beach. The ocean seems vaster, more mysterious in the cold.

Maybe there's something about being cold that makes us feel alone, like a wayfaring stranger. I dunno.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 06, 2017 11:42 PM (Nox3c)

472 is it sort of like hydro-planing only worse?

Much worse. If you start to hydroplane you can at least slow down to gain traction. I've seen truck trailers start to slide on black ice while they were standing still.

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 11:42 PM (9iR5/)

473 441; i hear you donna. the older i get, the more i hate ice. i'll stay home, thanks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:42 PM (KP5rU)

474 We got sleet here in CDR M and Chi land.

Still waiting for the snowpocalypse we were promised.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:42 PM (R5EqA)

475 Incidentally, if anyone in the Norfolk contingent is still around -- when is "the worst" supposed to be past you? Are you safe, yet?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:43 PM (EzgxV)

476 448; the chances in ok are pretty skinny.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:39 PM (KP5rU)

Let me try that again. Writing is not my strong suit.

Can the aurora that happens up north be predicted with enough lead time to get there from OK?

Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 11:43 PM (ZjHNW)

477 "It was the Northern Lights. Furthest south they had
been in forever. Neat, but a little unnerving. Can't imagine having
it all the time.

Posted by: blaster"

Actually got to see them in North Carolina. That's a rarity.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:43 PM (w+Jhj)

478 Great kolaches and signs saying, "If you're found here tonight you'll be found here tomorrow."

Try the "long pork" kolache!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 06, 2017 11:43 PM (6FqZa)

479 143 What say, let's sing a mean tune kid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxafAOClo5E
Posted by: goon at January 06, 2017 10:32 PM (EaQ6/)


Thanks! One of my favorites.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 06, 2017 11:43 PM (nvMvs)

480 Is your heat out?
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------

That's kind of a personal question, man.
I know it's the ONT, but let's not get carried away just yet...

Posted by: Chi at January 06, 2017 11:44 PM (+r5OR)

481 470 & 453, cont'd, but final:


'What do you think, Holmes?'

'I think someone has stolen our tent.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:44 PM (429jj)

482
Is there any way to predict when the aurora will occur? With some travel time allowed?
Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (ZjHNW)

--I'm not sure, but the farther north you go, the more frequent the visibility.

No kidding: There are a decent amount of Chinese tourists who book trips to Churchill, Manitoba, because making love under the aurora is supposed to be extremely auspicious. Lots of lodgings have panoramic views of the skies.

Me, I just want to see the polar bears up close.

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 11:44 PM (GsAUU)

483 Is there any way to predict when the aurora will occur? With some travel time allowed?

Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (ZjHNW)



For you, it would have to be a large solar storm to get an aurora that far south.


That being said, here is a link to a Sky and Telescope article about sites and apps that track auroras:



http://tinyurl.com/jkylk3j

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:45 PM (exyD+)

484 I'm not sure a polar bear's intestinal tract is all that for sightseeing

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 06, 2017 11:45 PM (6FqZa)

485 464. Made me snarf my booze.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:45 PM (429jj)

486 Well, HoedyDo to you too!

Posted by: Chi at January 06, 2017 11:46 PM (+r5OR)

487 I'm not sure a polar bear's intestinal tract is all that for sightseeing

Probably littered with pepperspray cans.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 06, 2017 11:46 PM (IcT7t)

488 From the radar, Norfolk is only just starting to get hit and has a lot left.

Back in 87, we were off the coast of NC and got hit by a snowstorm a couple hundred miles out. Built a snowman on the flight deck.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:46 PM (w+Jhj)

489 tbodie, the auroras are not easy to forecast far in the future because they are dependent on solar activity.
Here is the NOAA site with a three day forecast
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-3-day-forecast

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 11:46 PM (9iR5/)

490 "It was the Northern Lights. Furthest south they had
been in forever. Neat, but a little unnerving. Can't imagine having
it all the time.
-----------

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights...

Posted by: Robert Service at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (ZO497)

491 'nite, all. Hopefully the humidifiers have done their job upstairs and I won't greet Saturday by spewing blood from my nose. Also it's pretty much guaranteed that one cat will bounce and mrrp up to the bed and then take up her position at the foot of the bed, so I will be well-protected.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (8nWyX)

492 When one is driving down the road and suddenly he's looking at where he's been through the windshield whilst still speeding along, it's black ice!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (kP16F)

493 Advice for snowed in morons & -ettes ...

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

and for Chi ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (AoK0a)

494
438 384; don't you love people with 4wd who think i can go as fast as always. they don't stop or steer any better than anything else on the road. when you run out of talent, or get behind on your steering they are the same thing.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:25 PM (KP5rU)




sez who?





Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:35 PM (cPsPa)


4wd just means you have 4 tires spinning out of control on the ice.

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (cAnNx)

495 i better study up

Posted by: concrete girl at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (biupr)

496 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 06, 2017 11:42 PM (Nox3c)

Oh, that is so true, it does feel more alone-ish, doesn't it? Even when you're not.

And yes, vast.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (nUdSA)

497 The big thing that Star Wars brought was that tech was used, dirty, and sometimes patched. Previous Sci-Fi had everything looking freshly made.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:28 PM

Oh, yeah... I'm not slagging off SW as being totally bereft of new stuff. That's art/set design type thing (even if it impacts the story)... I was pointing more towars the broad strokes, story, style and whatnot.

Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (lmIoG)

498 'Ahh,' says Holmes. 'And what do you conclude from that?'

You don't come here for the hunting do you?

Posted by: The Bear at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (W6Ch1)

499 Is there any way to predict when the aurora will occur? With some travel time allowed?

Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (ZjHNW)

If there is a big solar flare, and if it is pointed towards Earth, there will probably be auroras. I think NASA has a "space weather" alert. I think the delay between the visual flare, and the arrival of the stream of charged particles is on the order of a day and half. So you'd want to book a ticket to some northerly center that is enjoying clear skies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 11:48 PM (bG+ug)

500 Can the aurora be predicted?

Ask Halle Berry's ex. He may know.

Posted by: Moran Moran at January 06, 2017 11:48 PM (GdgAM)

501 476: sometimes, but not a usual occurence. one nite, wife and i were in the hot tub. shortly after sunset, northern lights. lasted til 12:30 am. it was below zero by then. icicles hanging off your junk when you get out sucks. the light show was worth it though. never saw them again.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:48 PM (KP5rU)

502 I remember sitting out late one night with my angel. We were in Dripping Springs, where the skies are dark, and watched as the ISS passed overhead. Amazing moment......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:49 PM (429jj)

503 Thanks logprof & Vendette!

Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 11:50 PM (ZjHNW)

504 All this talk about chokers reminded me of something I read a long time ago, there's a professional big game hunter named Peter Capstick who's written some really good books on African hunting and wildlife, he described his preparations before entering the brush in pursuit of wounded leopards. First piece of equipment was a big old double-barreled shotgun, rigged so he could hold both hammers back with his thumb and instantly release to fire both barrels (since he would probably have a second or less to react to a charge). Another piece of equipment was an old US Marine Corp leatherneck... I just looked up "leatherneck" on wikipedia and read about them, they're protection from sword cuts...

Posted by: yop at January 06, 2017 11:50 PM (0Xdve)

505 that is a good. so is walking around in the middle of seom field covered in snow and the only noise is the crunching ov your boots on the snow.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (cPsPa)

When it is really, really cold, the snow doesn't crunch, it squeaks. Like a thousand tiny nails being pulled out of dry wood.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 11:50 PM (bG+ug)

506 icicles hanging off your junk when you get out

As Oglaf warned (NSFW) about trying to thaw out the Snow Queen...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 06, 2017 11:51 PM (6FqZa)

507 501 476: sometimes, but not a usual occurence. one nite, wife and i were in the hot tub. shortly after sunset, northern lights. lasted til 12:30 am. it was below zero by then. icicles hanging off your junk when you get out sucks. the light show was worth it though. never saw them again.

you're supposed to leave the heater on while you're in the tub ... just sayin'


I have never seen an aurora. :-(

Posted by: Adriane the Meteorology Critic ... at January 06, 2017 11:51 PM (AoK0a)

508 477
"It was the Northern Lights. Furthest south they had

been in forever. Neat, but a little unnerving. Can't imagine having

it all the time.



Posted by: blaster"

Actually got to see them in North Carolina. That's a rarity.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 06, 2017 11:43 PM (w+Jhj)


We did an Alaska cruise, and there were supposed to be some, but we didn't see any.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:51 PM (EzgxV)

509 498. And there goes my brandied port all over the keyboard.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:51 PM (429jj)

510 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:49 PM (429jj).

I used to work for a Launch Service Provider, and the Russians would always chat up the ISS when it passed over.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:51 PM (nUdSA)

511 502: saw that quite a few times. cool as hell.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:51 PM (KP5rU)

512 Uncle Palpatine, you'd be amazed at how many satellites you can see with the naked eye. I don't remember the website right off the top of my head, but you can find out which ones would be visible from your location.

Posted by: Deplorable Old Blue at January 06, 2017 11:52 PM (9iR5/)

513 where the skies are dark, and watched as the ISS passed overhead. Amazing moment......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem
------------

Saw it one night while camped on the edge of Lake Huron.

Posted by: Robert Service at January 06, 2017 11:52 PM (ZO497)

514 There have been times, usually during the first snow, when I am momentarily captivated by the landscape. I'll walk through the streets with big flakes coming down and the houses look like gingerbread houses. Everything is hushed and I'll feel like I'm in a snow globe.

That is momentary however. By February, when the snow piles are gray and the gutters are slushy - no magic there.

After that first snowfall, I can appreciate winter - when I'm on my sofa, with a blanket over me and a cup of hot chocolate or better yet, cognac, and there's soup or stew cooking. I feel all cozy then. Then it's OK - until I have to go outside.

It's 4 degrees right now. There is no way I can enjoy that. The reverse I guess, is Arizona or New Orleans in August. Being outside is unbearable - you rush from one climate controlled interior to another.

That's one thing that troubled me so much about that poor tortured boy in Chicago - he escaped in his shorts and flip-flops or sandals of some sort (why was he wearing sandals). To be outside in this bitterly cold weather in shorts and sandals and no coat, even for 5 minutes, would be torture in and of itself.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 06, 2017 11:52 PM (P8951)

515 I have a photo of the green of an aurora mixed with lightning from a thunderstorm. It was taken by my dad.

Posted by: Vendette at January 06, 2017 11:52 PM (exyD+)

516 482


Is there any way to predict when the aurora will occur? With some travel time allowed?

Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (ZjHNW)



--I'm not sure, but the farther north you go, the more frequent the visibility.



No kidding: There are a decent amount of Chinese tourists who book
trips to Churchill, Manitoba, because making love under the aurora is
supposed to be extremely auspicious. Lots of lodgings have panoramic
views of the skies.



Me, I just want to see the polar bears up close.

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 11:44 PM (GsAUU)


Whenever you read "polar bear", try pronouncing it "world's largest land predator" and see if it changes your inclinations.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:53 PM (EzgxV)

517 Y'know, it's one thing if a B-52 drops an engine over North Dakota. Bad, but it's still got seven turnin' n' burnin' to get 'er home.

But let the B-52s lose an ingenue on stage, and it's shows over baby...show's over!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2017 11:53 PM (v5iqM)

518 505. Yes. And that sort of rustling sound a really wet snow makes as it falls - so different than that soft whisper of a dry snow.....

I miss real winters.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 06, 2017 11:54 PM (429jj)

519 When it is really, really cold, the snow doesn't crunch, it squeaks. Like a thousand tiny nails being pulled out of dry wood.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------

...and ice crystals in the air.

Posted by: Robert Service at January 06, 2017 11:54 PM (ZO497)

520 Posted by: pookysgirl at January 06, 2017 10:37 PM (ar2KI)

Prayers for Pooky, you, and your family.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 06, 2017 11:54 PM (nvMvs)

521 I'm not sure a polar bear's intestinal tract is all that for sightseeing

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 06, 2017 11:45 PM (6FqZa)

"The Czech is in the male."

Posted by: just the punchline at January 06, 2017 11:54 PM (bG+ug)

522 443 Posted by: yankeefifth at January 06, 2017 11:26 PM (cPsPa)

It makes me ponder infinity.

The stars on hot summer nights are just as bright and sparkly and amazing, but on really cold nights, it seems more like actual Space to me for some reason.

And that makes me think of how it never ends, and other mysterious things.

Whereas in the summer it just doesn't feel like that to me, perhaps because I am still enchanted and therefore distracted by lightning bugs, or maybe I am thinking more about another glass of iced tea, who knows?

But I think it has something to do with the coldness somehow.


Depending where you are, it could be more humidity and dust in the air in the summer.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 06, 2017 11:55 PM (di1hb)

523 507; the heater was on. somebody had to put the cover on. amazing how once hot water will freeze on you. my jimmies were pissed.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:55 PM (KP5rU)

524 Whenever you read "polar bear", try pronouncing it "world's largest land predator" and see if it changes your inclinations.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:53 PM (EzgxV)


You sure about that?

Posted by: Kodiak Bear at January 06, 2017 11:56 PM (GsAUU)

525 493 Advice for snowed in morons & -ettes ...

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

and for Chi ...
Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic
------------------

Ha!
Thank you - a lifetime ago, I was ridiculed for introducing my buddies to Buster.
Then, a month later they were all claiming that they "discovered" him.

Pot is a dangerous drug, kids. It will rot your brain. Stay in school

Posted by: Chi at January 06, 2017 11:56 PM (+r5OR)

526 Could be, Iron Mike! Nice to see you, btw.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 06, 2017 11:57 PM (nUdSA)

527 Deplorable Old Blue And chavez the hugo, thanks as well.

Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 11:58 PM (ZjHNW)

528 435 Posted by: otho at January 06, 2017 11:23 PM (lmIoG)

There's a - pristine - look to 2001 and subsequent SF movies that SW properly abandoned. Logan's Run had a visual that was closer to 2001.
Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:34 PM (R5EqA)

Then again, if you're a Babylon 5 fan, you'll notice the evo suits are the same as the ones used for the "the one" episodes - and they are the very same props.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:58 PM (R5EqA)

529 Chhurchillians live a delicate existence with polar bears, but persist they much!

https://youtu.be/uqOfCUND8gw

Posted by: logprof at January 06, 2017 11:58 PM (GsAUU)

530 Nite all, puter has gone wonky. I'm sure it's not me. LOL

Off to sleep w/ the doggehs and Jules.

Be well,
T

Posted by: Farmer at January 06, 2017 11:58 PM (o/90i)

531 2017 is obviously warmer than everything ever, because warmer means snowerier than ever. Just like bluegrass means I play like Roy Clark

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 06, 2017 11:59 PM (6Ll1u)

532 nite farmer. off to the land of your dad tomorrow.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 07, 2017 12:00 AM (KP5rU)

533 Told the wife about y'alls help and she says "Thank-you very much!"

Posted by: tbodie at January 07, 2017 12:00 AM (ZjHNW)

534 CharlieBrown'sDildo ,

Just got back from a break. Thanks, it could be that I was so paranoid about the capitalization of the i that I overlooked the slash.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 07, 2017 12:00 AM (+lVUW)

535 Whenever you read "polar bear", try pronouncing it "world's largest land predator" and see if it changes your inclinations.
Posted by: cthulhu
----------------

Awwwww
Knut was a big thing here not too long ago.
How quickly we forget...

(How long ago was that?)

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:00 AM (+r5OR)

536 hi ONTers, hope you're all having a lovely evening.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 07, 2017 12:01 AM (WGxp4)

537
Then again, if you're a Babylon 5 fan, you'll notice the evo suits are the same as the ones used for the "the one" episodes - and they are the very same props.
Posted by: Hugh Jorgen


Not the one.

Posted by: Zathras at January 07, 2017 12:01 AM (IqV8l)

538 512. Damned thing was so bright and silvery. 'Shiney and chrome,' as Immortan Joe would say.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 07, 2017 12:02 AM (429jj)

539 There's a - pristine - look to 2001 and subsequent SF movies that SW properly abandoned. Logan's Run had a visual that was closer to 2001.


Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 06, 2017 11:34 PM


I'm not sure what you mean here. If you mean the way they were edited and shot... sort of. Star Wars had a faster pace with lots of stuff whizzing around etc, but Logan's Run is quite poorly (well, ploddingly, anyway) directed shot and put together. Kubrick isn't plodding or dull, just because it's not edited frenetically and features a zoom-zoom story... it's still visually stunning and innovative etc.

Star Wars, to me anyway... has more of a directing and story style that harkens back to JATA, 7th Voyage of Sinbad etc... Star Wars is fantasy epic and it sure looks to me like Lucas loved those old flicks and updated them with newer techniques and futuristic story.

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 12:03 AM (lmIoG)

540 Yes, nerdy.
Upper/lower case matters. That may be was is tripping you up.

As much as I love seeing your swan dives into the barrel, this may be your Achilles Heel.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:03 AM (+r5OR)

541 Evening all.

It's nice to know somebody loves me.

That is all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 07, 2017 12:04 AM (Jcg9Q)

542 Is there any way to predict when the aurora will occur? With some travel time allowed?
Posted by: tbodie at January 06, 2017 11:37 PM (ZjHNW)

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-3-day-forecast

Posted by: Snow shoveling the driveway, again at January 07, 2017 12:04 AM (Pby3z)

543 *Waves at Mrs. tbodie*

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:05 AM (exyD+)

544 I'm recalling that polar bears and Coke meme right now -- the picture of the gore-splattered polar bears on a gore-and-guts-covered ice flow: "You want a Coke? Come on down! We got your Coke... Right here!"

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:06 AM (kP16F)

545 Sgt. Thomas:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ambush/rangers/thomas.html

Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 12:06 AM (EaQ6/)

546 >>>I'm not sure a polar bear's intestinal tract is all that for sightseeing

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 06, 2017 11:45 PM (6FqZa)<<<

I'd give it a try.

Posted by: zombie Timothy Treadwell at January 07, 2017 12:07 AM (WidQN)

547 Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 07, 2017 12:04 AM (Jcg9Q)



I'm just a Country Boy
Lonely and blue
I'm all alone
With nothing to do



(Sorry, I have the the XM 50s on 5 as a preset, and I may have heard that song once or twice this week.)

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:07 AM (exyD+)

548 futuristic setting, I should say...

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 12:07 AM (lmIoG)

549 4wd just means you have 4 tires spinning out of control on the ice.
Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2017 11:47 PM (cAnNx)




sez who?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:07 AM (cPsPa)

550 Listening to "You Can't Always Get What You Want." My favorite Stones song.

Makes me think of Trump. So odd that he would use it for his campaign. Yet so meaningful. When I listen to it and think of everything he's had to go through and is going through, I really wonder if this is not a double edged sword for him. This is going to hard and him, his family and his extended family. His life might have been better if he lost, and the fact that he did not is so... bizarre to me.

To be honest, I have been scared for America these last eight years, and Hillary terrified me. Yet here comes this outsider billionaire with a vision.

It is unreal. And it's insane to say "God chose Trump for America," but to me, that's the only explanation that makes sense.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 07, 2017 12:07 AM (J5mC3)

551 502. First time we ever held hands.

Who says our phoney-baloney space program is a waste?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 07, 2017 12:07 AM (429jj)

552 Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 12:03 AM (lmIoG)

Yes, but the *stuff* (background) always looked new, even when it was old as in Logan's Run. This is the future and it is *clean*.

Star Wars made dirty looking SF great again.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 12:08 AM (R5EqA)

553 I have never seen an aurora. :-(
Posted by: Adriane the Meteorology Critic


I was 20 before I saw a discernible Milky Way pattern in a night's sky.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 07, 2017 12:09 AM (V3IFq)

554 550. Pleased to meet you, / Hope you guess my name.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 07, 2017 12:09 AM (429jj)

555 When it is really, really cold, the snow doesn't crunch, it squeaks. Like a thousand tiny nails being pulled out of dry wood.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2017 11:50 PM (bG+ug)




do you mean packed snow or undisturbed snow?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:10 AM (cPsPa)

556 Pleased to meet you, / Hope you guess my name.

----


Although I'm not a fan of the Stones live, I do love a lot of their lyrics.

Right up there is "Play With Fire."

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 07, 2017 12:12 AM (J5mC3)

557 *wonders what the Eskimo Inuit word is for snow that squeaks instead of crunches...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:12 AM (kP16F)

558 occurence. one nite, wife and i were in the hot tub. shortly after sunset, northern lights. lasted til 12:30 am. it was below zero by then. icicles hanging off your junk when you get out sucks. the light show was worth it though. never saw them again.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 06, 2017 11:48 PM (KP5rU)




isn't that the same problem as the erection lasting longer than 4 hours the blue pill commercials mention? you shouldn't have ice hanging off your junk if your wife is there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:13 AM (cPsPa)

559 Yes, but the *stuff* (background) always looked new, even when it was old as in Logan's Run. This is the future and it is *clean*.

Star Wars made dirty looking SF great again.


Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 12:08 AM


Oh, ok. I see what you mean.

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 12:14 AM (lmIoG)

560 514
There have been times, usually during the first snow, when I am
momentarily captivated by the landscape. I'll walk through the streets
with big flakes coming down and the houses look like gingerbread
houses. Everything is hushed and I'll feel like I'm in a snow globe.



That is momentary however. By February, when the snow piles are gray and the gutters are slushy - no magic there.



After that first snowfall, I can appreciate winter - when I'm on my
sofa, with a blanket over me and a cup of hot chocolate or better yet,
cognac, and there's soup or stew cooking. I feel all cozy then. Then
it's OK - until I have to go outside.



It's 4 degrees right now. There is no way I can enjoy that. The
reverse I guess, is Arizona or New Orleans in August. Being outside is
unbearable - you rush from one climate controlled interior to another.



That's one thing that troubled me so much about that poor tortured
boy in Chicago - he escaped in his shorts and flip-flops or sandals of
some sort (why was he wearing sandals). To be outside in this bitterly
cold weather in shorts and sandals and no coat, even for 5 minutes,
would be torture in and of itself.





Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersandsand so there at January 06, 2017 11:52 PM (P8951)


When I was a wee little eldritch horror, my mom was a professor of mathematics at a local college. As one of the junior such, she was on the science textbook review committee -- and our family had piles of potential science texts around as bathroom reading. Nearly all of the physics texts would have a section on the phases of matter -- gas, liquid, solid -- and most of those would have a picture of snowflakes. You've probably held one of those textbooks yourself and remember the picture. Perhaps a whole page with a black and white photo of snowflakes enlarged to where they were about 3" across and shifted into blue, with "Chapter III, The Phases of Matter" printed over them.


At the time, a popular TV show was "Kung-Fu", whose intro featured Japanese throwing stars, shuri-ken, being tossed at a target in slow motion. Oddly enough, they were also around 3" across.


I should also note that I grew up in Southern California and, though I had seen snow on the ground, I had never seen it fall.


The result was that I envisioned snowfall as 3" razor-sharp hexagonal crystals of ice falling from the sky like transparent shuri-ken until well after I'd graduated college. The stuff I'd seen on the ground was obviously the shattered remains after it had hit solid objects.


To be honest, I'm still not clear on exactly how big a snowflake is.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

561 "*wonders what the Eskimo Inuit word is for snow that squeaks instead of crunches..."

Mypeefrezzesmidair

Posted by: Eskimo at January 07, 2017 12:15 AM (W6Ch1)

562 Graupel?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:15 AM (kP16F)

563 524
Whenever you read "polar bear", try pronouncing it "world's largest land predator" and see if it changes your inclinations.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2017 11:53 PM (EzgxV)





You sure about that?

Posted by: Kodiak Bear at January 06, 2017 11:56 PM (GsAUU)


Yup. Look it up.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:16 AM (EzgxV)

564 558; freezing happened putting on the cover. otherwise, all good. sometimes my brain lags behind my typing. it was a comfy 101f in the tub. outside, below zero.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 07, 2017 12:17 AM (KP5rU)

565 423 Posted by: nerdygirl at January 06, 2017 11:29 PM (+lVUW)

^^This.
Sometimes the Rosary Sodality will come in and pray the rosary at the funeral home. But, essentially, either one or two days of viewing, Mass, and a short grave site service, followed by lunch. When burying my parents, the family sprung for a luncheon. Dad was an Elk, so we had them at the Elks Lodge.

Regarding the funeral mass, it's the same as Sunday mass, except there is a coffin in the front, with a few extra prayers. I found (and find) that ritual/procedure to be very comforting. Yeah, it sucks big time losing loved one, but our time here is temporary anyway. And the familiarity and routine of the mass I think helps.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 07, 2017 12:17 AM (8iiMU)

566 do you mean packed snow or undisturbed snow?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:10 AM (cPsPa)

It doesn't seem to matter much. I was out snow-blowing today, and not cold enough to squeak. But cold enough to make me chilled. Strong wind.

Posted by: just the punchline at January 07, 2017 12:19 AM (bG+ug)

567 well all, one more smoke and i'm out. sleep well morons. hillary will never be president!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 07, 2017 12:20 AM (KP5rU)

568 *Waves at Mrs. tbodie*
Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:05 AM (exyD+)

Mrs. tbodie waves back!

Really. She waved.

Posted by: tbodie at January 07, 2017 12:20 AM (ZjHNW)

569 Graupel?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki


Frozen rain, hail-like "pearls".

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 07, 2017 12:20 AM (V3IFq)

570 Thanks and likewise, Tammy. I learned doing astrophotography that the sky is never truly black. You can make it that way it photoshop, but it looks unnatural

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 07, 2017 12:20 AM (di1hb)

571
Your library will likely have it.
ABE Free Shipping site has softcovers for $5.00
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2017 11:06 PM (ZO497)




Thanks. will order one.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:21 AM (cPsPa)

572 Thanks and likewise, Tammy. I learned doing astrophotography that the sky is never truly black. You can make it that way it photoshop, but it looks unnatural
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 07, 2017 12:20 AM (di1hb)




racist

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:21 AM (cPsPa)

573 It is unreal. And it's insane to say "God chose Trump for America," but to me, that's the only explanation that makes sense.



Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 07, 2017 12:07 AM (J5mC3)

I think Divine Providence really does look out for us sometimes, in spite of our idiocy. Sometimes I think we are like the joos of the Old Testament, occasionally acting like douchebags and getting slapped down by Yahweh every now and then.

And every now and then we rush towards the edge of the cliff, then get yanked back...I certainly hope we are moving back from the ledge!


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 07, 2017 12:21 AM (8iiMU)

574 To be honest, I'm still not clear on exactly how big a snowflake is.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

Anywhere from a tiny speck to a decent fraction of an inch. Some of the really "big" snowflakes are clusters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 12:22 AM (bG+ug)

575 Graupel?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:15 AM (kP16F)




is that like snert?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:23 AM (cPsPa)

576
To be honest, I'm still not clear on exactly how big a snowflake is.
Posted by: cthulhu


http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Crystalline_Entity

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 07, 2017 12:23 AM (IqV8l)

577 Mrs. tbodie waves back!

Really. She waved.

Posted by: tbodie at January 07, 2017 12:20 AM (ZjHNW)



Back and forth with the forearm wave, just with the hand wave, royalty wave, or part of thousands in a stadium wave?

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:23 AM (exyD+)

578 John Lennon would have been roasted alive by feminists had he written this song today;

Norwegian Wood

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

Posted by: kbdabear at January 07, 2017 12:23 AM (Ya7zs)

579 Popcorn snow? Popcorn squeaks a bit when you step on it...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:23 AM (kP16F)

580 572 Thanks and likewise, Tammy. I learned doing astrophotography that the sky is never truly black. You can make it that way it photoshop, but it looks unnatural
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 07, 2017 12:20 AM (di1hb)

racist


Heh. Nature can be quite the oppressor.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 07, 2017 12:23 AM (di1hb)

581 If I am land carnivore, why do you guys call me Ursus maritimus?

Posted by: Polar Bear at January 07, 2017 12:25 AM (GsAUU)

582 Let's see ... why don't we buy some new motors for our B-52s and tell the UN to go fuckitself? What say, Donald? Do the right thing, you crazy tycoon. I can't remember the last time that the UN did anything except hurt my tits. Show those assholes the door and spend some of my tax money on maintenance and pay raises for those good boys staying up late to keep the pukes off of our backs.

Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 12:25 AM (EaQ6/)

583 Any recommendations for good men's dress shirts? I used to like L.L. Bean, but the durability does not seem to be what it used to.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at January 07, 2017 12:26 AM (EZWNE)

584 racist

Heh. Nature can be quite the oppressor.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 07, 2017 12:23 AM (di1hb)




Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:26 AM (cPsPa)

585 To be honest, I'm still not clear on exactly how big a snowflake is.
Posted by: cthulhu
-------------

The ones that hit you in the forehead & on the kneecaps should've given you a clue.

Pro tip:
consider buying shorts that go to your ankles next time you visit the east coast.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:26 AM (+r5OR)

586 *Back and forth with the forearm wave, just with the hand wave, royalty wave, or part of thousands in a stadium wave?
Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:23 AM (exyD+)*

Back and forth with the forearm wave.

Posted by: tbodie at January 07, 2017 12:26 AM (ZjHNW)

587 580: it's not nature. it's white priviledge. haven't you been paying attention? rayyyyyyycisssss. nite all.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 07, 2017 12:26 AM (KP5rU)

588 Yeah! What's up with calling the polar bear Ursus maritimus and the brown bear [Ursus arctos?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:28 AM (kP16F)

589 G'night chavez.

Posted by: tbodie at January 07, 2017 12:28 AM (ZjHNW)

590 hey, has anyone ever used Hogue grips for Glocks?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:28 AM (cPsPa)

591 I saw a snowflake earlier this year. It wore glasses and was waving it's ultra-chubby arms and screaming "fuck you" at the top of it's lungs, as it's glasses fogged up.

Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 12:29 AM (EaQ6/)

592 Jenny Agutter. Oh my, yes.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2017 10:55 PM (7qAYi)

Agreed!
And Farrah Fawcett was in that movie too.
But Jenny and that green outfit FTW!!!

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 07, 2017 12:29 AM (8iiMU)

593 Yeah! What's up with calling the polar bear Ursus maritimus and the brown bear [Ursus arctos?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki


mmmm, bear tacos.

Posted by: weft cut-homer at January 07, 2017 12:29 AM (V3IFq)

594 To be honest, I'm still not clear on exactly how big a snowflake is.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:14 AM (EzgxV)




They range from Pajama Boy to Trigglypuff.

Open season, no limits. You can take them down with a solid Tweet if you're the sporting type, or a humane kill with a good blog post.

Fisking is overkill, but highly entertaining.

Don't forget the ear-tag.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 07, 2017 12:30 AM (v5iqM)

595 CDR M, you ex Navy pilot?
Here in CO we have had the blizzard. I live N of Denver, got almost a foot of snow, and very cold. This morning it was minus 18 without wind chill.

Posted by: lynndh at January 07, 2017 12:31 AM (DaWUf)

596 *I saw a snowflake earlier this year. It wore glasses and was waving it's ultra-chubby arms and screaming "fuck you" at the top of it's lungs, as it's glasses fogged up.
Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 12:29 AM (EaQ6/)*

That's a special snowflake.

Not like the good kind ee all are getting today.

Posted by: tbodie at January 07, 2017 12:31 AM (ZjHNW)

597 OK,*now* it's snowing here in Tidewater/Hampton Roads.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 12:31 AM (R5EqA)

598 Objection Sustained, it's been about 8 years since I ordered one, but the LL Bean dress shirts I have are very solid. The kind that don't require ironing.


Sorry to hear they may have slipped. Ironically, just last week I was thinking of maybe ordering a few more, if I end up needing more of that sort of thing soon.


Only other idea I have is Nordstrom, but that's 100% cotton, and more $$$. Been years since I've bought one of those, either. Last dress shirts I bought (also years ago) were from one of those travelling Hong Kong tailors - friend where I used to live used him anyway, so I got a few.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 07, 2017 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

599 True Fact: The bear that burned down the Reichstag was an Ursus Marinus van der Lubbe.

Posted by: Soledad O'Brien's Earpiece at January 07, 2017 12:33 AM (TRzoP)

600 ee=we

Posted by: tbodie at January 07, 2017 12:33 AM (ZjHNW)

601 550
Listening to "You Can't Always Get What You Want." My favorite Stones song.

Makes
me think of Trump. So odd that he would use it for his campaign. Yet so
meaningful. When I listen to it and think of everything he's had to go
through and is going through, I really wonder if this is not a double
edged sword for him. This is going to hard and him, his family and his
extended family. His life might have been better if he lost, and the
fact that he did not is so... bizarre to me.

To be honest, I
have been scared for America these last eight years, and Hillary
terrified me. Yet here comes this outsider billionaire with a vision.

It is unreal. And it's insane to say "God chose Trump for America," but to me, that's the only explanation that makes sense.



Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 07, 2017 12:07 AM (J5mC3)


The networks and dems (BIRM) are all spreading FUD. The Fiancee was telling me she's scared. And I see all the moving pieces and they tell me that we are two weeks out from something GREAT. (They also tell me that the stock market will dive by about 1/2 in the last 10 days of January....but we'll be laughing about that in a couple of years, like they did in 1921 -- https://mises.org/library /forgotten-depression-1920 ). We're going to be in "rectification of names" territory, bigly.

For the last several years, I've been handing out Andrew Jackson dollars as a reminder of what I think our nation needs and as a reminder of the storms that are coming.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:33 AM (EzgxV)

602 It was -38F this morning where I live. Your "blizzard" makes me laugh.

Posted by: Fletch at January 07, 2017 12:33 AM (orDky)

603 Back and forth with the forearm wave.

Posted by: tbodie at January 07, 2017 12:26 AM (ZjHNW)



Hopefully you'll both be able to see an aurora sooner rather than later. I think that those of us who grow up seeing it several times a year at least often don't appreciate the privilege we have.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:34 AM (exyD+)

604 I can't get over the Dem's constant litany that "The Russians interfered with the election". They just can't accept that they f*cked up royally, in every single respect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:34 AM (ZO497)

605 Light of the Seven: The original is wonderful too. Ramin Djawadi does a Phillip Glass thing.

https://youtu.be/pS-gbqbVd8c

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 07, 2017 12:34 AM (VdICR)

606 It was -38F this morning where I live. Your "blizzard" makes me laugh.

Posted by: Fletch at January 07, 2017 12:33 AM (orDky)




Now I know who married my ex.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 07, 2017 12:35 AM (v5iqM)

607 Polar bear - Knut.
This cannot possibly be that long ago...
(I can't even find the original post - surprised myself by finding this)


http://ace.mu.nu/archives/298981.php#298981

! DO NOT comment on a thread this old !

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:35 AM (+r5OR)

608 was -38F this morning where I live. Your "blizzard" makes me laugh.
Posted by: Fletch at January 07, 2017 12:33 AM (orDky)




werre you in the US?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:36 AM (cPsPa)

609 Thanks Vendette.

And it is time for me to sign off. Goodnight, all.

Posted by: tbodie at January 07, 2017 12:36 AM (ZjHNW)

610 OK,*now* it's snowing here in Tidewater/Hampton Roads.
Posted by: Hugh Jorgen
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Pfft. That's the leading edge that passed through here 11 hours ago.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:36 AM (ZO497)

611 Now I know who married my ex.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at January 07, 2017 12:35 AM (v5iqM)




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:36 AM (cPsPa)

612 590. The bakelite/phenolic grips on my CZ52 and PPs are perfect. That is all.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 07, 2017 12:36 AM (429jj)

613 Interesting story in link

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (lmIoG)

614 In Iraq they don't care what kind of grips their pistols have. They throw them down and run for their lives before they ever have a chance to develop a real relationship. It's okay though, the US will send them another shipment real soon. It's really the least complicated way to hide the arming of our enemies that the Obama administration could find. It avoids a lot of messy emails and details.

Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (EaQ6/)

615 The hissy-fitting yesterday in Congress by the House Dems over the confirmation of the Electoral College vote was pathetic...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (kP16F)

616 werre you in the US?
Posted by: yankeefifth
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Must be. Didn't use commie temperature measurement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (ZO497)

617 Ok. I feel slightly better.
Knut (as a story) is only 10 years old.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knut_(polar_bear)

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (+r5OR)

618 581
If I am land carnivore, why do you guys call me Ursus maritimus?

Posted by: Polar Bear at January 07, 2017 12:25 AM (GsAUU)


OK, fine -- get outta my boat.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

619 It was -38F this morning where I live. Your "blizzard" makes me laugh.

Posted by: Fletch at January 07, 2017 12:33 AM (orDky)



Any blizzard is dangerous, but it is extremely rare in the Tidewater area. Therefore the situation there is even more extreme.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:38 AM (exyD+)

620 ust be. Didn't use commie temperature measurement.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (ZO497)




ust be. Didn't use commie temperature measurement.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (ZO497)

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:38 AM (cPsPa)

621 I can't get over the Dem's constant litany that "The Russians interfered with the election". They just can't accept that they f*cked up royally, in every single respect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:34 AM (ZO497)

"Interference with the election" is code for, "telling the truth about Democrats."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 12:38 AM (bG+ug)

622 612. Okay. For my angel's CZ, I did cut, check, oil, and polish custom walnut grips. But that's different because love and her smile when she shoots.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 07, 2017 12:38 AM (429jj)

623 ! DO NOT comment on a thread this old !
Posted by: Chi
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*pokes at dead thread with a stick*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:39 AM (ZO497)

624 sigh




ust be. Didn't use commie temperature measurement.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (ZO497)




heh




lot of work for a simple heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 12:39 AM (cPsPa)

625 Good night, tbodies!

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:39 AM (exyD+)

626 610 OK,*now* it's snowing here in Tidewater/Hampton Roads.
Posted by: Hugh Jorgen
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Pfft. That's the leading edge that passed through here 11 hours ago.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:36 AM (ZO497)

And away we go!

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 12:39 AM (R5EqA)

627 Any recommendations for good men's dress shirts? I
used to like L.L. Bean, but the durability does not seem to be what it
used to.
Posted by: ObjectionSustained at January 07, 2017 12:26 AM (EZWNE)


Arrow, Eagle, and Nordstrom are the best shirts I can find.

I don't much like Nautica's cut and the Van Heusen are poly blends

Posted by: Kindltot at January 07, 2017 12:40 AM (xNowh)

628 Okay. For my angel's CZ, I did cut, check, oil, and polish custom walnut grips. But that's different because love and her smile when she shoots.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
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heh. Haven't checkered anything in more years than some here have been alive.

Pro tip: Never checker an ax handle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:40 AM (ZO497)

629 Google doesn't know where it was -38 today. Or maybe they do, but they just won't tell us!

Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 12:40 AM (EaQ6/)

630 Any recommendations for good men's dress shirts? I used to like L.L. Bean, but the durability does not seem to be what it used to.
Posted by: ObjectionSustained


Yeah, at some point it became a disposable commodity unforts.

Dockers made a decent, thick canvas type cotton for a while.

Gap had some ok shirts but they are 'fitted' aka slim.

Cotton / Poly blends are the best in terms of wicking.

Posted by: weft cut-homer at January 07, 2017 12:41 AM (V3IFq)

631 kodiak == the largest recognized subspecies of brown bear ...

Posted by: Adriane the Phylum, Genus, Specie Critic ... at January 07, 2017 12:41 AM (AoK0a)

632 Hillary for Mayor!!

Yes, we're back in Business, baby!!

Posted by: Orange Pantsuits for Hillary! at January 07, 2017 12:42 AM (GdgAM)

633 622. Pro tip: after the oil has set a week, apply a spit-coat of orange shellac, cut with twice its volume in alcohol, with just a dash of fine carborundum. Makes a nice finish with just enough grippiness.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 07, 2017 12:43 AM (UZlDt)

634 Must be. Didn't use commie temperature measurement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:37 AM (ZO497)

Well, -40 is the common point for both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales, and -38 is close enough not to matter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 12:44 AM (bG+ug)

635 585
To be honest, I'm still not clear on exactly how big a snowflake is.

Posted by: cthulhu

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The ones that hit you in the forehead on the kneecaps should've given you a clue.



Pro tip:

consider buying shorts that go to your ankles next time you visit the east coast.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:26 AM (+r5OR)


Wait, what? It was snowing when I visited???? I obviously knew it was fucking cold, but if I'd've known there was snow around I would probably have been trying to study it. Clearly, I didn't see any 3" disks of ice shattering on the pavement, so I had no reason to expect snow to be present.

And there wouldn't have been any in my forehead 'cause I was wearing a hat with a brim.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

636 615 The hissy-fitting yesterday in Congress by the House Dems over the confirmation of the Electoral College vote was pathetic...
----------------------
Yes it was. They made Joe Biden look like the adult in the room.

Posted by: Guam tipper at January 07, 2017 12:46 AM (/DvFd)

637 *wonders at what number the lines for the Rankine and Kelvin temperature scales cross...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:47 AM (kP16F)

638 Blizzard? This was a blizzard:

https://en.wikipedia.org

Some affected areas in the Appalachian region saw 5 feet (1.5 m) of snow, and snowdrifts were as high as 35 feet (11 m). ^0 Mount Leconte, TN recorded 60 inches of Snowfall and Mount Mitchell, NC recorded 49 inches. The volume of the storm's total snowfall was later computed to be 12.91 cubic miles (53.8 km3), an amount which would weigh (depending on the variable density of snow) between 5.4 and 27 billion tons.

The weight of the record snow falls collapsed several factory roofs in the South; and snowdrifts on the windward sides of buildings caused a few decks with substandard anchors to fall from homes. Though the storm was forecast to strike the snow-prone Appalachian Mountains, hundreds of people were nonetheless rescued from the Appalachians, many caught completely off guard on the Appalachian Trail or in cabins and lodges in remote locales. Snow drifts up to 14 feet (4.3 m) were observed at Mount Mitchell. Snowfall totals of between 2 and 3 feet (0.61 and 0.91 m) were widespread across northwestern North Carolina. Boone, North Carolina—in a high-elevation area accustomed to heavy snowfalls—was nonetheless caught off guard by 36" plus of snow and 24 hours of temperatures below 0 °F (−18 °C) along with storm velocity winds which (according to NCDC storm summaries) gusted as high as 110 miles per hour...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:47 AM (ZO497)

639 Evening all and welcome from sunny, southern Arizona.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 12:47 AM (v9d0Z)

640 610 OK,*now* it's snowing here in Tidewater/Hampton Roads.
Posted by: Hugh Jorgen
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Shit.

I just looked out front. The trailer park tarp/lawn chair/ladders/clothespins dog poop area I set up has already collapsed under the weight of the last hour's sleet...

Want to help set it back up?
How far away from Newtown Road are you?

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:48 AM (+r5OR)

641 A little late catching up, but prayers to pookysgirl and pooky, hope everything works out.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 07, 2017 12:48 AM (Ya7zs)

642 Yes, Guam Tipper! We've learnt at least that it ain't over 'til Joe says it is over...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:48 AM (kP16F)

643 619
It was -38F this morning where I live. Your "blizzard" makes me laugh.



Posted by: Fletch at January 07, 2017 12:33 AM (orDky)







Any blizzard is dangerous, but it is extremely rare in the Tidewater area. Therefore the situation there is even more extreme.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:38 AM (exyD+)

C'mon, Blizz, me bucko -- DC or bust!!!! Shut it down for two weeks.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:49 AM (EzgxV)

644 638. Was that '78 or thereabouts? I was in rural WV about then. The national guard came to check on us and stayed a few days. We were better equipped than they were.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 07, 2017 12:49 AM (UZlDt)

645 *wonders at what number the lines for the Rankine and Kelvin temperature scales cross...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
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Don't know, but -40 for F & C.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:50 AM (ZO497)

646 639 Evening all and welcome from sunny, southern Arizona.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat
-----------------

Can I say "Fuck You" without you getting too offended?

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:50 AM (+r5OR)

647 Was that '78 or thereabouts? I was in rural WV about then. The national guard came to check on us and stayed a few days. We were better equipped than they were.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 07, 2017 12:49 AM (UZlDt)

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'93

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:51 AM (ZO497)

648 Speaking of tilting over.

I avow to now do so, y'all.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 07, 2017 12:51 AM (v5iqM)

649 Go ahead, Chi. I can use the diversion.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 12:51 AM (v9d0Z)

650 Looks like snow-megedon has failed to materialize (again) after causing mass panic in Atlanta. Wet air has just about passed through and temperatures didn't drop as predicted. I had a big day of sledding planned for the kids and unless that rain does a 180 turn we are looking at nothing more than a little ice. This yearly panic and nothing happens ritual gets a little old but I should be used to it.

Posted by: Ripley at January 07, 2017 12:52 AM (NbRJx)

651 Got us some winter. -6 right now. But what a bright sunny day it was here. Part of the charm of winter in Colorado. 300 days of sunshine, but a handful of them will be friggin' cold.

But I'll take this over the Wyoming wind. Ever been sandblasted by snow?

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at January 07, 2017 12:52 AM (ZDq2T)

652 647. Was in Beantown then. There, we could take it because we had to.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 07, 2017 12:52 AM (UZlDt)

653 Looks like snow-megedon has failed to materialize (again) after causing mass panic in Atlanta. Wet air has just about passed through and temperatures didn't drop as predicted. I had a big day of sledding planned for the kids and unless that rain does a 180 turn we are looking at nothing more than a little ice. This yearly panic and nothing happens ritual gets a little old but I should be used to it.
Posted by: Ripley
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Widespread panic in Newnan yesterday.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:53 AM (ZO497)

654 Aliens on the box- "We're in some real pretty shit now... Game over man, game over! Whatta we gonna do now?!"

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 12:54 AM (lmIoG)

655 Sheila Jackson Lee makes Pee Wee Herman look like a senior statesman.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 07, 2017 12:54 AM (IqV8l)

656 *wonders at what number the lines for the Rankine and Kelvin temperature scales cross...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
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Don't know, but -40 for F & C.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 12:50 AM (ZO497)

Son and I had a similar discussion. We determined that it was about 270 Kelvin, but that was earlier this evening. Still, made us feel toasty for a moment.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at January 07, 2017 12:55 AM (ZDq2T)

657 This was a Blizzard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QccI2GeLvk

Posted by: Armistice Day Blizzard at January 07, 2017 12:55 AM (W6Ch1)

658 639
Evening all and welcome from sunny, southern Arizona.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 12:47 AM (v9d0Z)


Aren't you supposed to be in VA, freezing your ass off?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:56 AM (EzgxV)

659 I have to get my shirts, and other money wasting crap at Omar the tent maker's store, so I doubt if my recommendations would be of any real help. But, the Brooks Bros., Ralph Lauren, Eton, and Robert Graham are all sturdy and long lasting. I usually just go with the in-store, Rochester, branded things so that I can feel really well fucked after I leave.

Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 12:56 AM (EaQ6/)

660 649 Go ahead, Chi. I can use the diversion.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat
----------------

You do know that we're due for a foot of snow here, right?
(No evidence of that yet)

Is the prettier half with you or at home? Please say hello from me.
And a salute & handshake to the younger generation.
You made a great mark. Be proud





*Blazing Saddles starting now on BounceTV for those that care

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:57 AM (+r5OR)

661 Ever been sandblasted by snow?

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at January 07, 2017 12:52 AM (ZDq2T)



Yup.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:57 AM (exyD+)

662 The Rankine and Kelvin scales converge at..........












ZERO!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:58 AM (kP16F)

663 *Blazing Saddles starting now on BounceTV for those that care
Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:57 AM (+r5OR)

Eh. After removing all the triggers, insensitive comments, camfire farts, references to Schnitzengruben and Kansas City faggots, what is there left to enjoy? TV is just no fun anymore.

Good thing I gots it on the DVD.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at January 07, 2017 01:00 AM (ZDq2T)

664 Real men set chokers. Unlucky loggers end up wearing one.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 07, 2017 01:01 AM (FtrY1)

665 Son and I had a similar discussion. We determined that it was about 270 Kelvin, but that was earlier this evening. Still, made us feel toasty for a moment.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
--
That sounds too low...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:01 AM (ZO497)

666 I was going to play my bass guitar today. I got a new set of strings. And when I tuned the low E it broke. This is a thick coil just like the bottom notes of a piano. Now I can't play until I have a new one.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 07, 2017 01:01 AM (VdICR)

667
*Blazing Saddles starting now on BounceTV for those that care
Posted by: Chi


They already blotted out the word "faggots".
Since Bounce is a "black channel" I wonder what
other words get the blot?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 07, 2017 01:01 AM (IqV8l)

668 Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:48 AM (+r5OR)

I'm 168/Hanbury/Etheridge, so too far. Sorry.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 01:01 AM (R5EqA)

669 Evening all and welcome from sunny, southern Arizona.

Must be elevation or something, been dark in this part of AZ for hours.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 07, 2017 01:02 AM (IcT7t)

670 Son and I had a similar discussion. We determined that it was about 270 Kelvin, but that was earlier this evening. Still, made us feel toasty for a moment.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
--
That sounds too low...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:01 AM (ZO497)

Maybe. I don't math well, and I was following his instructions to make the conversion. Also, whiskey.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at January 07, 2017 01:04 AM (ZDq2T)

671 Must be elevation or something, been dark in this part of AZ for hours.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


Hydroponic lamps.



Posted by: weft cut-homer at January 07, 2017 01:04 AM (V3IFq)

672 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight. Happy first official weekend of 2017!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 07, 2017 01:05 AM (u8kLQ)

673 On the Rankin-Bass scale, you find mister ten below.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 07, 2017 01:05 AM (VdICR)

674 Aren't you supposed to be in VA, freezing your ass off?
Posted by: cthulhu
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He's one of the smart ones.
He got out of town.

(Jinx is a REAALLY good man. Solid as a concrete ship...)

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:06 AM (+r5OR)

675 673 On the Rankin-Bass scale, you find mister ten below.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 07, 2017 01:05 AM (VdICR)

Hate that fucker.

Posted by: Heat Miser at January 07, 2017 01:06 AM (ZDq2T)

676 On the Rankin-Bass scale, you find mister ten below.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 07, 2017 01:05 AM (VdICR)



Shouldn't that be Miser?

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:06 AM (exyD+)

677 Siri, ask Alexa, "what is the current temperature at the North Pole". duh ... I'm sorry, but Alexa is dead and can't answer right now. ... Cortana, ask Siri why she killed Alexa.

Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 01:06 AM (EaQ6/)

678 ZERO!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
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What are you? Some sort of absolutist?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:07 AM (ZO497)

679 Posted by: Heat Miser at January 07, 2017 01:06 AM (ZDq2T)

You died, so....

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 01:08 AM (R5EqA)

680 Shit, Hugh.

I don't know CDRM, but my guess is that you two are next door neighbors.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:08 AM (+r5OR)

681 Siri, ask Alexa, "what is the current temperature at the North Pole". duh ... I'm sorry, but Alexa is dead and can't answer right now. ... Cortana, ask Siri why she killed Alexa.
Posted by: goon


Ya'know, there's a good sketch in there. Somewhere ...

Posted by: weft cut-homer at January 07, 2017 01:09 AM (V3IFq)

682 Snow is starting to stick here.

Posted by: CDR M at January 07, 2017 01:09 AM (9I51B)

683 674
Aren't you supposed to be in VA, freezing your ass off?

Posted by: cthulhu

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He's one of the smart ones.

He got out of town.



(Jinx is a REAALLY good man. Solid as a concrete ship...)

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:06 AM (+r5OR)



I hope to meet him someday soon, when I'm more local.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

684 Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:48 AM (+r5OR)

We really need to set up a TiWaMoMee some time. I think CDR M might even show up.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 01:11 AM (R5EqA)

685 Depends if I'm working or not!

Posted by: CDR M at January 07, 2017 01:12 AM (9I51B)

686 It's going to be a brutal 70 degrees here tomorrow/today, so before the snowballs start hitting my screen I'll leave. The greens were really fast today, by the way.

Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 01:12 AM (EaQ6/)

687 685 Depends if I'm working or not!
Posted by: CDR M at January 07, 2017 01:12 AM (9I51B)

Of course!

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 01:12 AM (R5EqA)

688 685 Depends if I'm working or not!
Posted by: CDR M at January 07, 2017 01:12 AM (9I51B)

--On a ridiculously unrelated note, what will be the setup for next year's Moron Fantasy Football League?

I want keepers!

Posted by: logprof at January 07, 2017 01:13 AM (GsAUU)

689 It's going to be a brutal 70 degrees here tomorrow/today, so before the snowballs start hitting my screen I'll leave. The greens were really fast today, by the way.

Posted by: goon at January 07, 2017 01:12 AM (EaQ6/)



Heaven forbid the temp went to 50 or lower.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:13 AM (exyD+)

690 Oh I agree logprof. I'll send an email out for how we want to do it.

Posted by: CDR M at January 07, 2017 01:14 AM (9I51B)

691 To be honest, I'm still not clear on exactly how big a snowflake is.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

It varies, I think, although I am not sure. The pretty, softly falling first snowflakes look big coming down - and the snow is soft and powdery. That's the sort everyone prefers because it's easier to shovel. When I think about it, that's the sort of snow that tends to come down when it's just around freezing, not bitterly cold.

It's harder to know about the snow that comes down then the wind is blowing hard and it's colder, because you can't see the snowflakes that clearly. But that seems to be a wetter, heavier snow, and shoveling it is backbreaking.

I suppose trying to imagine snowflakes in So. Cal would be tough (aren't you near the mountains though? I thought that was the brag there - that you could ski and go to the beach on the same day). I imagine it was like me growing up here and trying to imagine what palm trees were like. I was kinda disappointed when I saw my first ones in Florida, because those particular ones were kinda droopy...

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 07, 2017 01:14 AM (P8951)

692 Time to check snowfall.....

4 to 5 inches now, 21 deg.

Stuff's a bit gloppy too. Gonna be tree limbs down tomorrow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:15 AM (ZO497)

693 Alas, my mother (94) called for my presence so I dropped everything and drove out picking up my older brother in Kansas along the way. I am with family here and having to make a lot of tough decisions.

Many of you all have had to do the same, and the rest will have to someday.

Good luck to you Tidewater folks, I know you aren't set up for any blizzards.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 01:15 AM (v9d0Z)

694 I'm certain I'm not an absolutist, but I'm unsure if I live in an autonomous collective or an anarcho-syndicalist commune...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 01:16 AM (kP16F)

695 Dreaming of snow.

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 01:16 AM (lmIoG)

696 Jinx - Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:17 AM (ZO497)

697 We really need to set up a TiWaMoMee some time. I think CDR M might even show up.
Posted by: Hugh Jorgen

Count me in.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 01:17 AM (v9d0Z)

698 Dreaming of snow.
Posted by: otho
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*slams shovel-full into USB port*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:17 AM (ZO497)

699 Oh, while out checking, I wrote my name. It's what men do...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:18 AM (ZO497)

700 686 It's going to be a brutal 70 degrees here tomorrow/today, so before the snowballs start hitting my screen I'll leave."

Actually, there's very little snow on the ground right now. It got up to a balmy 45 the day after Christmas and melted most of it (and everyone and their brother headed for a car wash).

It is very cold, however. No snow expected until Tuesday.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 07, 2017 01:18 AM (P8951)

701 Oh, while out checking, I wrote my name. It's what men do...
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I fear for the younger set, who don't know cursive writing.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 01:19 AM (v9d0Z)

702
I fear for the younger set, who don't know cursive writing.
Posted by: Jinx
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I'm not sure that they can block print.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:20 AM (ZO497)

703 Hugh,

Lot of Morons have connections to this shitty city.
We could easily make a list.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:20 AM (+r5OR)

704 699 Oh, while out checking, I wrote my name. It's what men do...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:18 AM (ZO497)

The young 'uns won't be able to do that. You've got to be able to write in cursive and they don't know how. I imagine it would be difficult to start and stop to make block letters, you'd need a lot of bladder control for that.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 07, 2017 01:21 AM (P8951)

705 It varies, I think, although I am not sure. The pretty, softly falling first snowflakes look big coming down - and the snow is soft and powdery. That's the sort everyone prefers because it's easier to shovel. When I think about it, that's the sort of snow that tends to come down when it's just around freezing, not bitterly cold.

It's harder to know about the snow that comes down then the wind is blowing hard and it's colder, because you can't see the snowflakes that clearly. But that seems to be a wetter, heavier snow, and shoveling it is backbreaking.


Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 07, 2017 01:14 AM (P8951)



In my experience the colder the temperature the smaller the flake and the easier the shoveling. The bigger the flake, the closer it is to freezing. When it snows close to freezing (above or below) the worse it is to shovel. I call it wet cement. Therefore, the big flakes are lovely to look at but if they pile up enough they won't be fun to shovel.

Tip: Have a problem with snow sticking to your shovel? Cooking spray will solve it.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:21 AM (exyD+)

706 *slams shovel-full into USB port*


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:17 AM


Ahhhh.... that's better. Thank you.

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 01:22 AM (lmIoG)

707 I realized much later that it was their final gift
to me. They didn't want me to have to go through the pain that they
experienced when their parents died. And the traditional Catholic
funeral home + mass would have emotionally destroyed me.


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat!


I've done Catholic mass + funeral home + graveside and just visitation + graveside now. The second wasn't as bad, though that may have been for other reasons.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Cylon without a basestar at January 07, 2017 01:22 AM (vyqqu)

708 *****Jinx and family*****

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:23 AM (exyD+)

709 Fix!



{{{{{Jinx and family}}}}}

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:24 AM (exyD+)

710 Prayers for ya, Jinx. Having been smacked by that myself recently I certainly understand what you're going through.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Cylon without a basestar at January 07, 2017 01:24 AM (vyqqu)

711 697 We really need to set up a TiWaMoMee some time. I think CDR M might even show up.
Posted by: Hugh Jorgen

Count me in.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 01:17 AM (v9d0Z)

So, springtime maybe? In Norfolk, since that's relatively central?

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 01:25 AM (R5EqA)

712 I'm getting jealous of all y'all who have nearby MoMee action! Though honestly with my limits on mobility lifted "nearby" is a bit looser than it was...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Cylon without a basestar at January 07, 2017 01:27 AM (vyqqu)

713 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 07, 2017 01:27 AM (IcT7t)

714 I'm just a Country Boy
Lonely and blue
I'm all alone
With nothing to do



(Sorry, I have the the XM 50s on 5 as a preset, and I may have heard that song once or twice this week.)
Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 12:07 AM (exyD+)

She's sleeping on my couch tonight, but i can't have her.

There's a country song in there somewhere.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 07, 2017 01:27 AM (Jcg9Q)

715 I've posted this before, but I like the simile, and so post it again, from Rawlings 'The Sojourner':

"The flakes at first were large and loose. They slapped against the walls, against the boughs and trunks of trees, with the wet impact of a child's kiss."

Posted by: Robert Service at January 07, 2017 01:27 AM (ZO497)

716 Oops. Service sock, off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 01:27 AM (ZO497)

717 Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:20 AM (+r5OR)

Oh, Chesapeake ain't so bad. Could be worse.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 01:28 AM (R5EqA)

718 Springtime would be fine for me, but disclaimer....I can't help because I'm from another corner of the state. I've been to 3 NoVa and 2 Richmond meetups, so I'll be game for a Hampton Roads one.

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. I have a busy day tomorrow and the hospital is two hours away, so I better get some shut eye soon.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 01:29 AM (v9d0Z)

719 690 Oh I agree logprof. I'll send an email out for how we want to do it.
Posted by: CDR M at January 07, 2017 01:14 AM (9I51B)

--Please send word here at the HQ when you do!

[Steeples hands at thoughts of Gordon and Shepard as keepers]

Posted by: logprof at January 07, 2017 01:29 AM (GsAUU)

720 She's sleeping on my couch tonight, but i can't have her.

There's a country song in there somewhere.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 07, 2017 01:27 AM (Jcg9Q)



And surely someone has done a rendition of "I'm sleeping on the couch tonight because of her".

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:29 AM (exyD+)

721 703 Hugh,

Lot of Morons have connections to this shitty city.
We could easily make a list.
Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:20 AM (+r5OR)

--Born in Norfolk General (now Sentara or some other corporate name). Grew up in Virginia Beach and Poquoson.

Posted by: logprof at January 07, 2017 01:31 AM (GsAUU)

722 691
To be honest, I'm still not clear on exactly how big a snowflake is.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 12:14 AM (EzgxV)



It varies, I think, although I am not sure. The pretty, softly
falling first snowflakes look big coming down - and the snow is soft and
powdery. That's the sort everyone prefers because it's easier to
shovel. When I think about it, that's the sort of snow that tends to
come down when it's just around freezing, not bitterly cold.



It's harder to know about the snow that comes down then the wind is
blowing hard and it's colder, because you can't see the snowflakes that
clearly. But that seems to be a wetter, heavier snow, and shoveling it
is backbreaking.



I suppose trying to imagine snowflakes in So. Cal would be tough
(aren't you near the mountains though? I thought that was the brag
there - that you could ski and go to the beach on the same day). I
imagine it was like me growing up here and trying to imagine what palm
trees were like. I was kinda disappointed when I saw my first ones in
Florida, because those particular ones were kinda droopy...

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersandsand so there at January 07, 2017 01:14 AM (P8951)


Don't worry too much about visualizing SoCal snowflakes -- they look like raindrops.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

723 And surely someone has done a rendition of "I'm sleeping on the couch tonight because of her".
Posted by: Vendette
---------------

Well,

Listen to me dog, before you start to whine
That side's yours and this side's mine

Posted by: George Thoroughgood at January 07, 2017 01:32 AM (ZO497)

724 Jinx,
Mom turns 79 in a few weeks.
I still think that she'll be here forever..

We have an appt for another biopsy on Tuesday morning - this time it's lymph nodes...
We're all worrying ourselves sick. I will be a mess for the next week or two, without a doubt.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:32 AM (+r5OR)

725 693
Alas, my mother (94) called for my presence so I dropped everything and
drove out picking up my older brother in Kansas along the way. I am
with family here and having to make a lot of tough decisions.



Many of you all have had to do the same, and the rest will have to someday.



Good luck to you Tidewater folks, I know you aren't set up for any blizzards.





Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 01:15 AM (v9d0Z)


You are where duty and honor put you. Keep us posted where thoughts and prayers might be appropriate.....but for the moment, good luck.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 01:34 AM (EzgxV)

726 Posted by: Chi

I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Not sure how much pull I have, though.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 01:34 AM (v9d0Z)

727 I'm certain I'm not an absolutist, [...]
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 01:16 AM (kP16F)


(I figured he was funnin' on your name being "absolute territory".)

Posted by: mikeski at January 07, 2017 01:35 AM (UzBQ4)

728 701 Oh, while out checking, I wrote my name. It's what men do...
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I fear for the younger set, who don't know cursive writing.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 07, 2017 01:19 AM (v9d0Z)

--Joke time:

"Mrs. Clinton: The urine on the White House lawn is the President's, but the handwriting is not."

Posted by: logprof at January 07, 2017 01:35 AM (GsAUU)

729 Someone just said that the Ft. Lauderdale killer "posted jihadi material on weapons forums."

Is that true? Anyone have a link either to the postings themselves, or to some blogger's summation of the postings?

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 01:38 AM (jBuUi)

730 Not sure how much pull I have, though.
----------
I know the feeling. I have cussed Him pretty horribly over the years.
I am probably at the back of the line.

I love you, and will keep your family in my prayers, though.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:41 AM (+r5OR)

731 Pamela Geller and Gateway Pundit have info on the Ft. Lauderdale killer...social media postings he made going back to 2007.

Posted by: Boots at January 07, 2017 01:41 AM (EBwPV)

732 Tip: Have a problem with snow sticking to your shovel? Cooking spray will solve it.
Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:21 AM (exyD+)




yoy may be more ocd than me.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 01:42 AM (cPsPa)

733 yoy may be more ocd than me.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 07, 2017 01:42 AM (cPsPa)



Once I went back upstairs to check one more time to see if something was unplugged. On the way back down the stairs I missed one. Broke an ankle.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:44 AM (exyD+)

734 @727, mikeski

The first thing to pop into my head was the "Dennis the constitutional peasant" scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail -- but that happens to me a lot!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 01:44 AM (kP16F)

735 Is that true? Anyone have a link either to the postings themselves, or to some blogger's summation of the postings?

It's mentioned a couple posts previous here at AoS; link goes to @mypetjawa twitter. Might be able to backtrack from his timeline?

Posted by: mikeski at January 07, 2017 01:45 AM (UzBQ4)

736 Holy crap, been gone since #375 and now I've lost it.

Cookies frosted and now it looks like my roadtrip tomorrow is off. Vendette recommended pulling the plug, and I'm inclined to agree.

BTW, 151 rum is dangerous shit - just sayin'.

So, catching up, although I have no idea who is still around:


shibumi #245 I definitely agree. Death is traumatic enough in and of itself. Why do we insist on making it worse than it has to be?


josephstan # 281 It's the bread that is the basis for a proper cheesesteak - absofuckinglutely. Accept no substitutes! Now I absolutely lust for a cheesesteak, with no prospect for satisfaction. Reading a series of posts about cheesesteaks has been pure torture.


Grey fox #287 I always have a blanket in the car. Also my extremely basic backpack in the trunk with first aid. You never know when a car might break down and you have to walk, so I try to avoid foolishness in the winter.


chavez the hugo #328 - I was caught in an ice storm once, driving to visit Mr D before I moved down here. 5 hours for a 3 hour drive. There was no stopping me. Whatever it took.


Chi #337 Which bone? Hahaha! Email me and stop being so shy. I don't bite.




Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 01:46 AM (tHwdc)

737 First sip of alcohol I ever had was 151 proof rum.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:47 AM (exyD+)

738 !

~~~~~~~
~~ 9 ~~
~~~~~~~[/b

...is not very many degrees.

Posted by: mindful webworker, where the beer and the cantelope play at January 07, 2017 01:48 AM (TtorR)

739 Tell me I missed the barrel.

Posted by: mindful webworker, where the beer and the cantelope play at January 07, 2017 01:48 AM (TtorR)

740 First sip of alcohol I ever had was 151 proof rum.
Posted by: Vendette


Not the one i'd recommend in a million years for anyone. Ever. Even if I were an alien. Like with tentacles and shizz.

Posted by: weft cut-homer at January 07, 2017 01:49 AM (V3IFq)

741 Watching 2001: A Space Odyssey.

There is no fucking way this movie would be made today.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 07, 2017 01:49 AM (R5EqA)

742 I just got up to get more eggnog.
As per usual, Tucker jumped up and ran out the doggie door.

I have never seen him make a u-turn &come back inside so quickly - I guess it's snowing finally.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:49 AM (+r5OR)

743 Not the one i'd recommend in a million years for anyone. Ever. Even if I were an alien. Like with tentacles and shizz.

Posted by: weft cut-homer at January 07, 2017 01:49 AM (V3IFq)



Big brother was up to no good. I was 16. It was just a sip.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 01:49 AM (exyD+)

744 Tell me I missed the barrel.
Posted by: mindful webworker,


What barrel?

Posted by: weft cut-homer at January 07, 2017 01:51 AM (V3IFq)

745 After visiting Prague and Budapest last year, they have much to fear from Muslim countries. Victor Orban rightly called the migrants as invaders, which they have been fighting for hundreds of years.

Posted by: AlaskaGal at January 07, 2017 01:57 AM (KQHPY)

746 Chi #337 Which bone? Hahaha! Email me and stop being so shy. I don't bite.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess
------------

I am so mad at you right now!
This eggnog is OF THE DEVIL!!!

(Please forgive me for not responding like a normal person would/should. And let me avoid gmail at all costs, please)

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:57 AM (+r5OR)

747 Vendette: first sip of alcohol I ever had was 151 proof rum.

Ouch.

But somehow reminds me... when I was a kid nearly too young to play with matches, I fished a cig butt out of an ashtray, lit it up and took a hit. One of my mom's Newport Menthols.

That was enough for me. Never took to tobac.

Posted by: mindful webworker - try the hot chili verde at January 07, 2017 01:57 AM (TtorR)

748 So, I've been stressed about something. There is a Moron who is doing something that I would consider seriously unwise. I have counseled him against it and he has ridiculed my counsel. Thinking that I may not be the best messenger, I have attempted to bring in knowledgeable others to enlighten him.




I don't wish to be a problem, but how will I live with myself if I cease to urge what is right and harm befalls him? How could I say that I did enough?




He probably thinks I'm a Pain-In-The-Ass already. How can I deal with caring while cringing from the results of his decisions?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

749 Did anyone notice in the "waking up by dog" video it's always the wife/mother on the other side of the camera?

Sometimes a man just wants to sleep in.

Posted by: Ace's liver at January 07, 2017 01:57 AM (+azJs)

750 It's half expecting to be forced to dance a merry hornpipe for tourists' amusement

Don't the jolly tars of Constitution] do that every hour on the half hour?

Posted by: Fox 2! at January 07, 2017 01:59 AM (brIR5)

751 He probably thinks I'm a Pain-In-The-Ass already. How can I deal with caring while cringing from the results of his decisions?


Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 01:57 AM


What's the story?

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 02:00 AM (lmIoG)

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 02:00 AM (kP16F)

753 what the hell?

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 02:00 AM (lmIoG)

754 You cannot outfox the Barrel.

Posted by: mikeski at January 07, 2017 02:03 AM (UzBQ4)

755 753 what the hell?
------------------

It's called "hello, sweetheart"

Posted by: The Barrel at January 07, 2017 02:03 AM (+r5OR)

756 Evening, everyone.

In my part of the central US, it's 0 degrees Fahrenheit, -17 Celsuis, or 255 kelvin if you're really pretentious.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 07, 2017 02:03 AM (rJUlF)

757 Fox 2! in the Barrel. Fire!

Posted by: buzzion at January 07, 2017 02:04 AM (cAnNx)

758 Cooth, I think you've done what you can. He hasn't accepted it. Please, don't beat yourself up.


The fact that you have done so much for him speaks for yourself.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 02:05 AM (exyD+)

759 I'm innocent. I was framed.

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 02:05 AM (lmIoG)

760 In my part of the central US, it's 0 degrees Fahrenheit, -17 Celsuis, or 255 kelvin if you're really pretentious.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 07, 2017 02:03 AM (rJUlF)

That sounds sublime!

Posted by: Dry Ice at January 07, 2017 02:05 AM (bG+ug)

761 That sounds sublime!
Posted by: Dry Ice


Really difficult vocabulary trivia question:

Scientifically speaking, what is the antonym of "sublime"?

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:07 AM (jBuUi)

762 751
He probably thinks I'm a Pain-In-The-Ass already. How can I deal with caring while cringing from the results of his decisions?





Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 01:57 AM





What's the story?

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 02:00 AM (lmIoG)


Can't say. Long story. Spoilers....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 02:10 AM (EzgxV)

763 Understood.

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 02:11 AM (lmIoG)

764 +6° up north here, Cap'n Whitebread. Shipping you half of them. Should raise you up to 3°.

More warmth by tomorrow afternoon.

Posted by: mindful webworker - degreed indeed at January 07, 2017 02:12 AM (TtorR)

765 . How can I deal with caring while cringing from the results of his decisions?
Posted by: cthulhu
--------------!-

Teach him how to build a clock?



*sorry - not trying to be dismissive.
I am just trying to stay light - but if help/counsel isn't welcome, well...
Maybe just stay available as a friend/sounding board.

God gave you two ears and one mouth. Use them in proportion.

Posted by: The Barrel at January 07, 2017 02:13 AM (+r5OR)

766 Scientifically speaking, what is the antonym of "sublime"?

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:07 AM (jBuUi)

I would go with "condense".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:14 AM (bG+ug)

767 The Barrel: God gave you two ears and one mouth. Use them in proportion.

The Barrel has absorbed much wisdom, I see... along with its many souls sucked dry.

Posted by: mindful webworker - barrel here now at January 07, 2017 02:14 AM (TtorR)

768 Crazy man threatens to shoot up ferry Puyallup in Seattle tonight. No injuries. Man very much in custody after surrendering.

Dude was definitely white. Norwegian Ballard white.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 07, 2017 02:15 AM (FtrY1)

769 Geez -
I stepped in barrel goo for one second and the damned thing stuck to my sock!
Off!

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 02:16 AM (+r5OR)

770

Well, the opposite of a sub is probably a plane. What's the opposite of a lime?

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 02:16 AM (lmIoG)

771 I would go with "condense".

That's gas-to-liquid. He wants gas-to-solid.

I know, but I work in semiconductors, and (mumble) (mumble) is how chips are built up...

Posted by: mikeski at January 07, 2017 02:17 AM (UzBQ4)

772 637 *wonders at what number the lines for the Rankine and Kelvin temperature scales cross...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 07, 2017 12:47 AM (kP16F)

Rankine and Kelvin are both absolute temperature scales, using Fahrenheit and Celsius degrees, respectively, They "cross" at the origin, 0R=0K ~-273C ~ -460F

Posted by: Fox 2! at January 07, 2017 02:17 AM (brIR5)

773
I would go with "condense".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:14 AM (bG+ug)

Although "sublime" could be its own antonym, because sublimation is the process of a substance reversibly moving from the solid state to a gas, without passing through a liquid state.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:17 AM (bG+ug)

774 what is the antonym of "sublime"?

I would say, jejuene

Posted by: Fox 2! at January 07, 2017 02:19 AM (brIR5)

775 cthu: ...a Moron who is doing something that I would consider seriously unwise. I have counseled him against it....

I know y'er not talkin' 'bout me, 'cause y'ain't counseled me, but like the Apostles at the table, when J said, one of you will betray me, I have to ask myself, "Is it I?"

Perhaps simply because everything I decide seems to be seriously unwise.

(Not making light of the question; just farking around.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - 'twasn't me, I swear at January 07, 2017 02:19 AM (TtorR)

776 766 Scientifically speaking, what is the antonym of "sublime"?

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:07 AM (jBuUi)

I would go with "condense".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Close, but -- not exactly.

"Sublime" is the transition from solid to gas with no intermediary liquid phase.

"Condense" is the transition from gas to...liquid. So while it is indeed going in the opposite direction, it's not an exactly parallel antonym.

What we're looking for is a word that describes the transition from gas to solid with no intermediary liquid phase.

Actually, there is no precise word that means this, as far as I know, but there is a word that describes a process that involves this transition (at least according to some theories -- the exact mechanism is still not precisely known).

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:20 AM (jBuUi)

777 758
Cooth, I think you've done what you can. He hasn't accepted it. Please, don't beat yourself up.





The fact that you have done so much for him speaks for yourself.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 02:05 AM (exyD+)


I can't readily think of what I might do to improve things, but if some ill befall him, I'm ready to blame a lack of imagination on my part. It's not helpful, I've got a shit-ton of stuff to do for my own situation, and the might-have-beens can chase the if-onlys down infinite rabbit-holes to nowhere -- and I'd still not leave a Moron behind.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 02:20 AM (EzgxV)

778 I am so mad at you right now!

This eggnog is OF THE DEVIL!!!



(Please forgive me for not responding like a normal person would/should. And let me avoid gmail at all costs, please)

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 01:57 AM (+r5OR)

1) I assume you mean devilishly good, since you know you love it
and
2) normal's overrated - don't you agree?
and

3) Why don't you set up another email account that isn't snooty gmail, just for fun? I use gmail for work crap (and I do mean crap) and yahoo for realsies. Nothing's safe anyway.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 02:20 AM (tHwdc)

779 That's gas-to-liquid. He wants gas-to-solid.

I know, but I work in semiconductors, and (mumble) (mumble) is how chips are built up...
Posted by: mikeski


I think you know the answer! Feel free to reveal it!

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:22 AM (jBuUi)

780
1580s, "expressing lofty ideas in an elevated manner," from Middle French sublime (15c.), or directly from Latin sublimis

sub
liminal (adj.)
"of or pertaining to a threshold,"

See: Irene Rima Makaryk

/ anti-thought scholars

Posted by: weft cut-homer at January 07, 2017 02:22 AM (V3IFq)

781 Actually, there is no precise word that means this, as far as I know, but there is a word that describes a process that involves this transition (at least according to some theories -- the exact mechanism is still not precisely known).

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:20 AM (jBuUi)

Well, there is a technique called "sputtering" which is used to deposit thin films of a solid from the gas phase of the material being deposited.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:23 AM (bG+ug)

782 Actually, there is no precise word that means this, as far as I know

Ah, then I don't feel spoiler-y if I use the semiconductor-manufacture term. Is "deposition" what you were looking for?

Posted by: mikeski at January 07, 2017 02:23 AM (UzBQ4)

783 He probably thinks I'm a Pain-In-The-Ass already. How can I deal with caring while cringing from the results of his decisions?


Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

Is this about me and my eggnog?

Posted by: Sock-Chi at January 07, 2017 02:23 AM (tHwdc)

784 I know, but I work in semiconductors, and (mumble) (mumble) is how chips are built up...
Posted by: mikeski

-------

Shouldn't that be "sputter, sputter.."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 02:24 AM (ZO497)

785 Shouldn't that be "sputter, sputter.."

When I'm angry about how things are working, yup!

Posted by: mikeski at January 07, 2017 02:25 AM (UzBQ4)

786
What we're looking for is a word that describes the transition from gas to solid with no intermediary liquid phase.

Actually, there is no precise word that means this, as far as I know, but there is a word that describes a process that involves this transition (at least according to some theories -- the exact mechanism is still not precisely known).

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:20 AM (jBuUi)



Well according to Wikipedia the word is Deposition.

Posted by: buzzion at January 07, 2017 02:26 AM (cAnNx)

787 It's theorized to happen on places like Pluto and Triton, IIRC...

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 02:26 AM (lmIoG)

788 Dammit. AOP beat me to it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 02:27 AM (ZO497)

789 Remind me sometime to tell you the story about my neighbor. Punch line is, "Fine, we'll just do it that way."

But not tonight. Good night, Gracies.

Love one another, he said, as I have loved you. Tall order.

Posted by: mindful webworker - checkin' out, not chickenin' out at January 07, 2017 02:27 AM (TtorR)

790 Well, there is a technique called "sputtering" which is used to deposit thin films of a solid from the gas phase of the material being deposited.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:23 AM (bG+ug)

782 Actually, there is no precise word that means this, as far as I know

Ah, then I don't feel spoiler-y if I use the semiconductor-manufacture term. Is "deposition" what you were looking for?
Posted by: mikeski


You both are on the right track, and both very close as both "sputtering" and "deposition" are fancy-schmancy modern techniques that ultimately derive from to a more primitive technique on which they are based -- and that's the word I'm looking for. It's actually a very old word (and old technique).

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:28 AM (jBuUi)

791 I can't readily think of what I might do to improve things, but if some ill befall him, I'm ready to blame a lack of imagination on my part. It's not helpful, I've got a shit-ton of stuff to do for my own situation, and the might-have-beens can chase the if-onlys down infinite rabbit-holes to nowhere -- and I'd still not leave a Moron behind.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 02:20 AM (EzgxV)



If the world could only be made up of men like you.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 02:28 AM (exyD+)

792 Well according to Wikipedia the word is Deposition.

Posted by: buzzion at January 07, 2017 02:26 AM (cAnNx)

True enough, but sublimation from a gas to a solid is merely one of many processes described as "deposition".

The word is used in the context of electroplating, and in welding, and in geology, too.

And in a general sense, "condense" does describe the process.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:31 AM (bG+ug)

793 775
cthu: ...a Moron who is doing something that I would consider seriously unwise. I have counseled him against it....



I know y'er not talkin' 'bout me, 'cause y'ain't counseled me, but
like the Apostles at the table, when J said, one of you will betray me, I
have to ask myself, "Is it I?"



Perhaps simply because everything I decide seems to be seriously unwise.



(Not making light of the question; just farking around.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - 'twasn't me, I swear at January 07, 2017 02:19 AM (TtorR)


I left the Moron and question vague by intention.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

794 Can we now move on to the question of whether glass is a super-cooled liquid, or a solid?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 02:35 AM (ZO497)

795 It's theorized to happen on places like Pluto and Triton, IIRC...

Posted by: otho at January 07, 2017 02:26 AM (lmIoG)

What, sublimation? It happens with water all the time. Snow can evaporate directly without melting, and hoar frost is the result of water vapor in the air crystallizing directly from the vapor state, and I expect that is happening to bushes in my yard at this very minute.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:35 AM (bG+ug)

796 781
Actually, there is no precise word that means this, as far as I know,
but there is a word that describes a process that involves this
transition (at least according to some theories -- the exact mechanism
is still not precisely known).



Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:20 AM (jBuUi)



Well, there is a technique called "sputtering" which is used to deposit thin films of a solid from the gas phase of the material being deposited.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:23 AM (bG+ug)


Ira's wife is a well-respected sputtering engineer.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 02:35 AM (EzgxV)

797
The word is used in the context of electroplating, and in welding, and in geology, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


You are on the exact right track. I think you know the answer too! It does indeed happen in metallurgy (similar to welding) and in geology.

I will say that the people who know about this technique don't really think of it as being the opposite of sublimation, but it you to make them sit down and think about it, they'd probably agree that it likely is the opposite.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:37 AM (jBuUi)

798 Can we now move on to the question of whether glass is a super-cooled liquid, or a solid?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 02:35 AM (ZO497)

Heh. You saw the video of Prince Rupert's drops, too? I wonder what would happen if you dropped water into a vessel of liquid nitrogen? Could you make ice pellets with similar properties?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:38 AM (bG+ug)

799 791
I can't readily think of what I might do to improve things, but if some
ill befall him, I'm ready to blame a lack of imagination on my part.
It's not helpful, I've got a shit-ton of stuff to do for my own
situation, and the might-have-beens can chase the if-onlys down infinite
rabbit-holes to nowhere -- and I'd still not leave a Moron behind.



Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 02:20 AM (EzgxV)







If the world could only be made up of men like you.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 02:28 AM (exyD+)


I'm just a random idiot. My major talent is to fret about things that don't matter.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

800
I understand that Sputtering will open for Deposition. FBI office, next month. It's unclear who will be the lead singer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 02:39 AM (ZO497)

801 hoar frost is the result of water vapor in the air crystallizing directly from the vapor state, and I expect that is happening to bushes in my yard at this very minute.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Hoar frost IS indeed the product of the reverse process. So that would have been one answer, except there is no verb to describe the creation of hoar frost -- hoarfrostification? But that' the closest to "correct" yet! Hoar frost happens when gas goes straight to solid.

In the process I'm looking for, it's actually still a theory that there is a gaseous state involved; many think it happens very very very briefly at an atomic level. You never actually "see" gas turning to solid.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:42 AM (jBuUi)

802
Hello CDR M,

You're probably asleep by now.
I probably should have known before that you're a fellow Norfolk resident.
But I'm please to know that one of Ace's longtime trusted co-hosts lives in my hometown.
I was born here. And spent the first 8 years of my life. And I moved back here about 7 or 8 years ago. All but 3 of the interim years have been spent living in Virginia Beach.
I love Norfolk - especially the Ghent area (which I wish I lived in). I'm a long time Naro attendee.

Anyway, I fired up the generator - just to make sure it's ready to start in the (hopefully unlikely) event of a power outage.
Hope you stay safe and warm during this snow-storm. Hopefully it won't become a full on blizzard.

- Dave

Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 02:43 AM (dDOWg)

803 Heh. You saw the video of Prince Rupert's drops, too?
------------

A long time ago. I saw that there was a link, but didn't follow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 02:44 AM (ZO497)

804 *Blazing Saddles starting now on BounceTV for those that care

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 12:57 AM (+r5OR)



Eh. After removing all the triggers, insensitive comments, camfire
farts, references to Schnitzengruben and Kansas City faggots, what is
there left to enjoy? TV is just no fun anymore.



Good thing I gots it on the DVD.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at January 07, 2017 01:00 AM (ZDq2T)

Ditto - I own the uncut version.

Posted by: Sock-Chi at January 07, 2017 02:45 AM (tHwdc)

805 787 It's theorized to happen on places like Pluto and Triton, IIRC...
Posted by: otho


Yes indeed! Pluto and Triton experience this process.

Also in glaciers here on earth.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:46 AM (jBuUi)

806 Out.
Still snowing. 20 deg.

Icicles on the street lamp are now 2 feet long.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 02:47 AM (ZO497)

807 Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 02:43 AM (dDOWg)




Welcome!

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 02:47 AM (exyD+)

808 Be safe morons with this storm passing through.

I have no worries about the storm. What's really going to bug the shit out of me is the friggin cable company interrupting everything I'm watching to tell me that there are killer snows of 2 inches outside. I expect no less than 52,132 of these useless emergency alerts taking over my viewing.

They have managed to make TV more of a pain in the ass as time has gone on. It's amazing, really. Cable started out being without ads - because we paid for the pleasure of viewing. Now, you can't get away from the ads on any channel - and it seems that the more that you pay the more ads they put on - and now they are assaulting us daily with stupid non-emergency emergency alerts.

Fvcking assholes ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 07, 2017 02:49 AM (zc3Db)

809 In the process I'm looking for, it's actually still a theory that there is a gaseous state involved; many think it happens very very very briefly at an atomic level. You never actually "see" gas turning to solid.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:42 AM (jBuUi)

I am thinking of diffusion, but that's probably incorrect. Supposedly occurs in the solid state.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 02:49 AM (bG+ug)

810 Hello Vendette,

Thanks for the welcome.
Are you by chance also a Hampton Roads resident?


Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 02:50 AM (dDOWg)

811 806
Out.

Still snowing. 20 deg.



Icicles on the street lamp are now 2 feet long.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 07, 2017 02:47 AM (ZO497)


Pics.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 02:51 AM (EzgxV)

812 OK, in four minutes, midnight PST, I will reveal the answer and stop torturing you all! If you want to guess it, you must have an answer time-stamped before then!

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:51 AM (jBuUi)

813 Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 02:50 AM (dDOWg)




Fairfax County.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 02:52 AM (exyD+)

814

Well that's only a 3 or so hours stone throw.

Hope you're weathering these icy conditions well up there, Vendette.


Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 02:54 AM (dDOWg)

815 And the answer is:

Sinter (verb) or sintering (gerund/noun).

To "sinter" something, you make two solids fuse together WITHOUT melting them to a liquid state. It is possible to do so by heating them up to a level below the melting point and combining it with sufficient pressure. "Cold welding" might be a good term for it. It is theorized that the seemingly impossible fusion of two solids happen at the point of contact by the femto-level gasification of the outermost layer of atoms.

Happens when snow compacts to ice (Triton, glaciers) but also in types of metallurgy.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:56 AM (jBuUi)

816 Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 02:54 AM (dDOWg)



I will shovel and I will watch TV. That is all.



Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 02:56 AM (exyD+)

817 The flaw in the vocabulary/grammar aspect of my trivia question is that "sublime" is an intransitive verb, whereas "sinter" in a transitive verb -- so as two differing parts of speech, that can't properly be antonyms. But...close.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:00 AM (jBuUi)

818
Yeah, I seem serious snow shoveling in my near future as well.
But an Expedition with 4-wheel drive and a decent generator is a nice standby - just in case.
The city is out in force with the street scrapers and other equipment.

By the way. M*A*S*H is currently available in streaming on Netflix.
That is all.



Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:00 AM (dDOWg)

819 Been awhile since I've found myself on the ONT at 3 am.


My cat is weird. She's licking my onion dip. No interest in the pork rinds, though.


Also, she's reversed her polarity. Normally she poops in the back of her litter box, and pees in the front. That's been her routine for the past year, at least.

Now it's poop in the front and pee in the back. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:01 AM (tHwdc)

820 And for those of you now frantically wikipedia-ing "sintering," be warned that the entry there is very muddled and overly detailed without ever really explaining it directly and simply.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:02 AM (jBuUi)

821 Fuck.
I'm working on finishing an entire bottle in one evening, now...this was supposed to last at least two days, if not three (ok - that was wishcasting).

I knew that I was a drunk, but this is hardcore.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 03:02 AM (+r5OR)

822 Yeah, I seem serious snow shoveling in my near future as well.
But an Expedition with 4-wheel drive and a decent generator is a nice standby - just in case.
The city is out in force with the street scrapers and other equipment.

By the way. M*A*S*H is currently available in streaming on Netflix.
That is all.



Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:00 AM (dDOWg)



Sorry if I seemed to be a bit blunt.



I watched a lot of MASH as a kid. I think I've seen every episode. I like 5 O'Clock Charlie and when the Giants won the pennant.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:03 AM (exyD+)

823 I knew that I was a drunk, but this is hardcore.
Posted by: Chi


Your lips have become sintered to the bottle!

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:03 AM (jBuUi)

824 I knew that I was a drunk, but this is hardcore.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 03:02 AM (+r5OR)

Blame the snow, I'm wasted on 151 and that's my excuse. Even though there's no snow outside.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:04 AM (tHwdc)

825 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:04 AM (tHwdc)



I recommended you stay home because of the weather, but now...

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:05 AM (exyD+)

826
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:01 AM (tHwdc)

I've never noticed any of my cats' litter box polarities. (Only have one currently. But have had three prior.)

If only I'd paid attention to such readily available details: I might be able to help you with an answer.

Let me know if you develop any hypotheses. - I'd love to know it could mean!

(Hey, you didn't change anything in the immediate environment of the litter box, did you??)



Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:06 AM (dDOWg)

827 Sinter (verb) or sintering (gerund/noun).

To "sinter" something, you make two solids fuse together WITHOUT melting them to a liquid state. It is possible to do so by heating them up to a level below the melting point and combining it with sufficient pressure. "Cold welding" might be a good term for it. It is theorized that the seemingly impossible fusion of two solids happen at the point of contact by the femto-level gasification of the outermost layer of atoms.

Happens when snow compacts to ice (Triton, glaciers) but also in types of metallurgy.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 02:56 AM (jBuUi)

Ah, maybe so. But I wouldn't relate that to the deposition of a solid direct from the gas phase.

And sintering probably does involve melting at contact points of the particles. Certainly in the case of water ice, because its pressure-melting properties are well-known. Ice skates wouldn't work without it. And the base of a thick glacier has a film of liquid water even though it may be well below freezing, simply due to pressure.

I have seen snow here become hardened by a process that might be sintering, or perhaps welding. Snowdrifts several feet deep, but so hard I could walk upon them in street shoes without breaking through. I could have sawn blocks of it and built a really nifty igloo, had I been so inclined.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 03:06 AM (bG+ug)

828 821
Fuck.

I'm working on finishing an entire bottle in one evening, now...this
was supposed to last at least two days, if not three (ok - that was
wishcasting).



I knew that I was a drunk, but this is hardcore.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 03:02 AM (+r5OR)


*waves pixie dust, because snow*

Posted by: cthulhu at January 07, 2017 03:08 AM (EzgxV)

829 Hey, let's make a matrix of all the possible phase transitions and the words for them!

Solid --> Liquid = melt
Liquid --> Solid = freeze

Liquid --> Gas = evaporate
Gas --> Liquid = condense

Solid -------> Gas = sublime
Gas -------> Solid = ??? sinter? hoarfrostify? ???

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:08 AM (jBuUi)

830 Yeah, Vendette, I decided to just wallow in booze tonight. The trip is off. Maybe next weekend.

There are 6 dozen frosted Christmas cookies on racks in the kitchen, curing, as it were. Trying not to think about them.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:08 AM (tHwdc)

831 Let me know if you develop any hypotheses. - I'd love to know it could mean!

(Hey, you didn't change anything in the immediate environment of the litter box, did you??)





Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:06 AM (dDOWg)

No changes - she owns the bathroom and I'm a grudgingly tolerated guest.
Cats just like to freak us out, I think. They know which buttons to push.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:10 AM (tHwdc)

832 Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:03 AM (exyD+)

You did not seem blunt. I like the MASH tagline quite a bit. And I've seen hosts here on AoS use it to great effect.

I don't whether Netflix is showing the TV series.
But it is showing the original Altman film.
- If you've not seen the film, it is well worth the watch. And it is SUBSTANTIALLY different from the TV series.
I have some serious issues with the film. Nonetheless, it's a groundbreaking film.

Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:10 AM (dDOWg)

833 820 And for those of you now frantically wikipedia-ing "sintering," be warned that the entry there is very muddled and overly detailed without ever really explaining it directly and simply.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:02 AM (jBuUi)



Well to be fair, neither did you. And yours sounds like a very specific type of interaction between two metals. Rather than just the process of a gas converting to a solid.

Posted by: buzzion at January 07, 2017 03:10 AM (cAnNx)

834 The cat Mr. Vendette had as a kid loved coffee, tomato sauce, brussel sprouts, and opening doors.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:13 AM (exyD+)

835 Hey, let's make a matrix of all the possible phase transitions and the words for them!



Solid --> Liquid = melt

Liquid --> Solid = freeze



Liquid --> Gas = evaporate

Gas --> Liquid = condense



Solid -------> Gas = sublime

Gas -------> Solid = ??? sinter? hoarfrostify? ???

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:08 AM (jBuUi)



Poop in the front-->Pee in the back=normal
Pee in the front-->Poop in the back=weird
Pee in the front corners-->dangerously regressive.
Pee in the back corners-->chaos

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:14 AM (tHwdc)

836 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:10 AM (tHwdc)

It's so true. I've loved all my cats. But I can't help but suspect that sometimes they might have been messing with me.
There's this thing where they suddenly stare intently at something either behind me or on the other side of a wall/door.
It's probably just their super-keen kitty-ears picking up some odd sound that no human ear can detect.
But then again, maybe they know it has an unsettling effect!!


Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:15 AM (dDOWg)

837 Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:10 AM (dDOWg)



William Christopher, who played Father Mulcahy, died last week.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:16 AM (exyD+)

838 The flaw in the vocabulary/grammar aspect of my trivia question is that "sublime" is an intransitive verb, whereas "sinter" in a transitive verb -- so as two differing parts of speech, that can't properly be antonyms. But...close.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:00 AM (jBuUi)

With respect, I think the flaw is that the two are not really antonyms, as the process of sintering takes place in the solid state, and a gas is not necessary. When you are dealing with crystalline solids like metals, or ice, there many types of deformation possible under intense point pressure to relieve the strain energy. The vapor phase is not a requirement, as far as I know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 03:16 AM (bG+ug)

839 - If you've not seen the film, it is well worth the watch. And it is SUBSTANTIALLY different from the TV series.
I have some serious issues with the film. Nonetheless, it's a groundbreaking film.



Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:10 AM (dDOWg)

I read the book before I saw the movie. Way before the TV show.
I'm dating myself, aren't I?
Btw Sally Kellerman way way way hotter than Loretta Swit.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:17 AM (tHwdc)

840 Hello CDR M,

You're probably asleep by now.
I probably should have known before that you're a fellow Norfolk resident.
But I'm please to know that one of Ace's longtime trusted co-hosts lives in my hometown.
I was born here. And spent the first 8 years of my life. And I moved back here about 7 or 8 years ago. All but 3 of the interim years have been spent living in Virginia Beach.
I love Norfolk - especially the Ghent area (which I wish I lived in). I'm a long time Naro attendee.

Anyway, I fired up the generator - just to make sure it's ready to start in the (hopefully unlikely) event of a power outage.
Hope you stay safe and warm during this snow-storm. Hopefully it won't become a full on blizzard.

- Dave

Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 02:43 AM (dDOWg)

--Dad lives in West Ghent.

Posted by: logprof at January 07, 2017 03:20 AM (GsAUU)

841
Blame the snow, I'm wasted on 151 and that's my excuse. Even though there's no snow outside.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess
---'------------

Yeah.
The snow doesn't bother me, sorry.
I am so wound up right now, I didn't realize that had consumed a quart.

I should walk away before CBD wakes up & comes in.
I need to clean off the sidewalk before it builds up, anyway.

G'night, Miley. And screw you & your easy eggnog recipe.

(New version - 4 eggs, 2 cups of half & half, 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, fresh nutmeg - seal it all in a 1 quart Mason jar & shake like an epileptic in front of a strobe light. Add bourbon, enjoy, and die happy.)


Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 03:21 AM (+r5OR)

842 Solid -------> Gas = sublime
Gas -------> Solid = ??? sinter? hoarfrostify? ???

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:08 AM (jBuUi)

One reference I read this evening said "desublimation" is used by by some workers as the opposite to sublimation.

But I still like my other answer, that "sublimation" is the reversible process of matter changing direct from a solid to a gas, and vice versa. Water vapor can sublimate into hoar frost, and frost or snow can sublimate into water vapor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 03:22 AM (bG+ug)

843 But I wouldn't relate that to the deposition of a solid direct from the gas phase.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Well, the second half of the metallurgical sintering process is likely to be gas-to-solid deposition.

With two metals pressed together tightly enough at high enough temperature, what then first happens might be best described in layman's terms as "flash sublimation" in which the point-of-contact metal atoms transition from solid to gas in an instant (and only for an instant). So, at that exact moment of time, no matter how brief it is, the atoms are a "gas." And then an instant later they are deposited onto the opposing metal face. So for that second instant what is happening is gas-to-solid deposition.

At least that's the theory of what's happening. It's essentially impossible to actually observe and measure what's happening at the point of contact -- you can't put a camera (or any other kind of instrument for that matter) inside what is basically a red-hot vice. So we don't really know.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:22 AM (jBuUi)

844 This cat would kill me and eat me if she were bigger, and without regret. She is a soulless calico. But no matter how big she is, she still prefers crunchy food and she had no credit card to buy it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:23 AM (tHwdc)

845 Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:16 AM (exyD+)


I did not know about William Christopher's passing. I hope he was a good person and that he may rest in peace.

I of course agree with you about the Kellerman v Swit hotness contest. (Though I did have to look them up to remember what each one looked like.)

And once we're over 40, who cares about being dated? (- Yes a cheesy double entendre, to be sure.)

Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:23 AM (dDOWg)

846 Posted by: logprof at January 07, 2017 03:20 AM (GsAUU)

logprof,

I live on Little Creek.
I'm glad to hear your Dad is living out his years in a one of the finest parts of the US.

Are you a Tidewater resident?


Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:26 AM (dDOWg)

847 If it wasn't for the damn eggnog recipe, I'd have 1/2 a bottle to drink tomorrow!

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 03:26 AM (+r5OR)

848 Cheesy double entendres remind me of the cheesesteaks I cannot haz :-(

Big diff between 40 and 60, Stoic. When I was 40 I had a 22 year old boyfriend. At 60+, as a widow, I'm finished. I don't care what the 80-year-olds tell me - I don't have my whole life ahead of me.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:29 AM (tHwdc)

849 With respect, I think the flaw is that the two are not really antonyms, as the process of sintering takes place in the solid state, and a gas is not necessary. When you are dealing with crystalline solids like metals, or ice, there many types of deformation possible under intense point pressure to relieve the strain energy. The vapor phase is not a requirement, as far as I know.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Write a paper proving that and you will be in the running for a Nobel Prize!

You may very well be correct, but proving it is the hard (pun intended) part. The counter-theory is that the atoms MUST however briefly become non-solid for them to subsequently connect/fuse.

Alternately it could be an as-yet un-demonstrated (opens Pandora's Box) quantum effect.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:30 AM (jBuUi)

850 If it wasn't for the damn eggnog recipe, I'd have 1/2 a bottle to drink tomorrow!



Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 03:26 AM (+r5OR)

I have half a bottle of Dickels up here, if you can make it through the storm.
I'll drink the rum.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:30 AM (tHwdc)

851
Well to be fair, neither did you. And yours sounds like a very specific type of interaction between two metals. Rather than just the process of a gas converting to a solid.
Posted by: buzzion


Yeah, you show Zombie up for research, you bad man you!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 07, 2017 03:31 AM (V3IFq)

852 At least that's the theory of what's happening. It's essentially impossible to actually observe and measure what's happening at the point of contact -- you can't put a camera (or any other kind of instrument for that matter) inside what is basically a red-hot vice. So we don't really know.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:22 AM (jBuUi)

Well, that's a theory. But you don't need to invoke a gas. Melting would suffice. So would recrystallization. Put enough stress upon a crystal lattice, and it will deform to relieve that stress.

And it would appear that this theory of a transient gas phase in sintering is something fairly new, right? But sublimation has been known for centuries, and if it lacks an antonym, it's not because "sintering" is its opposite process.

I really do believe you are conflating two phenomena that really have little to do with one another.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 03:32 AM (bG+ug)

853 logprof is nowhere near the Tidewater, alas.

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:33 AM (exyD+)

854 What part of the area are you stoic?
How much accumulation of global warming do you have now?

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 03:33 AM (+r5OR)

855 G'night, Miley. And screw you your easy eggnog recipe.



(New version - 4 eggs, 2 cups of half half, 1/3 cup sugar,
vanilla, cinnamon, fresh nutmeg - seal it all in a 1 quart Mason jar
shake like an epileptic in front of a strobe light. Add bourbon,
enjoy, and die happy.)


===


It's a recipe made to be screwed with.


<type and delete, type and delete>


Yeah, fork me, I'm done. G'nite, Horde.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:33 AM (tHwdc)

856 'What is sintering?' seemed like such an innocent question," thus the Book of the Ancients read ....

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 07, 2017 03:33 AM (V3IFq)

857 But I still like my other answer, that "sublimation" is the reversible process of matter changing direct from a solid to a gas, and vice versa. Water vapor can sublimate into hoar frost, and frost or snow can sublimate into water vapor.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Is that dual-definition ("sublime" means "solid to gas" AND "gas to solid") something that's in some official source -- or simply a new dual-definition that you just now created? It'd be interesting if there was a word that had two definitions that were the exact opposite of each other. The only other example I can think of is "cleave."

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:36 AM (jBuUi)

858 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:29 AM (tHwdc)


Duchess, you made me chuckle with that one.

I'm 45, and I've been thinking about 60 quite a bit lately.
I am either extraordinarily lucky or incredibly blessed to have a younger girlfriend (even though she's a misguided liberal) who is willing to tolerate me and love me as fully as I love her.

Your point (quite humorously made) is well taken. If I lose this one, I'll probably resign to ultimate bachelor-ship.
Dear God, may I please keep this one.

Anyway, I have lots of vibrant, healthy friends at or around 60. (And several who are considerably older.)
I hope your health is at least as good as theirs.



Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:36 AM (dDOWg)

859 G'night Miley.

Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:37 AM (dDOWg)

860 morning horde thought I'd drop in for a bit and see how everyone is doing?


Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 03:39 AM (CrY8H)

861 What makes her a misguided liberal?

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:39 AM (exyD+)

862 aught/ ought:
bill / bill
buckle / buckle

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 07, 2017 03:39 AM (V3IFq)

863 *Waves at rich*

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:40 AM (exyD+)

864 Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 03:33 AM (+r5OR)

Well Chi,

I'm not far from Ward's Corner.

And tonight I'm nowhere near close enough to receiving enough Global 'Warming' to keep me from going out and cranking up my Expedition and revving the engine in the hopes that it might eventually raise the temperature a whole degree.
(I mean, why should I depend on something as remote as the sun to change my climate!)


Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:42 AM (dDOWg)

865 Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:40 AM (exyD+)

wow, hey Vendette. hope all is well. odd to see you posting at nearly 4 am.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 03:45 AM (CrY8H)

866 Verry d'sinter-esting...

Vapor deposition is closest to the correct answer.


Sintering, I do not think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: Artie Johnson at January 07, 2017 03:45 AM (+ArdT)

867 I'm an 'ette, and at some point I'll quit posting, if I have to, I guess.


Cheers!

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:46 AM (exyD+)

868 Rich, I'm a night owl at heart. Hope you're doing well!

Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:46 AM (exyD+)

869 It means you taught an animal to shit in your house

Posted by: MAx at January 07, 2017 03:49 AM (/RZxG)

870 I am either extraordinarily lucky or incredibly blessed to have a
younger girlfriend (even though she's a misguided liberal) who is
willing to tolerate me and love me as fully as I love her.

Your point (quite humorously made) is well taken. If I lose this one, I'll probably resign to ultimate bachelor-ship.
Dear God, may I please keep this one.

Anyway, I have lots of vibrant, healthy friends at or around 60. (And several who are considerably older.)
I hope your health is at least as good as theirs.




Liberal? God help you. She's some kind of karmic lesson.


I used to be vibrant as hell. At 58, I could pass for under 50. I've aged 10 years since I lost the love of my life. Not dead yet, though, much to my dismay. Damn you, Yahweh!*



*Upright Citizens Brigade reference ("Bucket of Truth")

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:49 AM (tHwdc)

871 >>>856 'What is sintering?' seemed like such an innocent question," thus the Book of the Ancients read ....


Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 07, 2017 03:33 AM (V3IFq)

Then appeared in the sky a new star. Scientists of the time, believed it was the collision of 2 smaller stars sintering together ...

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 03:50 AM (CrY8H)

872 Write a paper proving that and you will be in the running for a Nobel Prize!

You may very well be correct, but proving it is the hard (pun intended) part. The counter-theory is that the atoms MUST however briefly become non-solid for them to subsequently connect/fuse.

Alternately it could be an as-yet un-demonstrated (opens Pandora's Box) quantum effect.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:30 AM (jBuUi)

Well, we are attempting to describe what happens on a very tiny scale inside a hot pressure capsule in a press. But I will note that "liquid" is a perfectly acceptable example of "non-solid".

Say you want to make the sintered bronze fuel filter that sits in the inlet of a GM Quadrajet carburetor (to give an example of a commonplace sintered product). You take a dollop of tiny bronze spheres, place them in a mold, subject them to some heat, but well below the nominal melting point of bronze, and a lot of pressure. The balls simply melt a little at their points of contact, which relieves the pressure on the charge in the mold, and also welds the balls together. No gas required.

Now, perhaps the "gas" theory of sintering involves a notional gas, which doesn't really exist, but gives one a mathematical handle which helps to understand the process.

I will note that you can weld steel in the forge without actually melting it. Blacksmiths did it all the time with such things as barrel hoops and wagon tires. Heat the two pieces to be joined white hot, and hammer them together. The steel is in a plastic state, not liquid, but I suspect that under the hammer blows, it does melt to a liquid for a brief instant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 03:50 AM (bG+ug)

873 trying close tags in nic

Posted by: m [/b ][/i ] [/s ][/u ] at January 07, 2017 03:50 AM (3jGss)

874 Posted by: Vendette at January 07, 2017 03:46 AM (exyD+)

can't complain.

beer in hand. on the ont.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 03:51 AM (CrY8H)

875 !

Posted by: m [\b ][\i ] [\s ][\u ] at January 07, 2017 03:51 AM (3jGss)

876 And it would appear that this theory of a transient gas phase in sintering is something fairly new, right? But sublimation has been known for centuries, and if it lacks an antonym, it's not because "sintering" is its opposite process.

I really do believe you are conflating two phenomena that really have little to do with one another.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Well, to be frank, I know a guy who's a professor specializing in quantum chemistry, and it was he who told me most of this stuff, as it is one of his areas of interest. Yes, I think it is a new theory, but (among the handful of people worldwide who follow this field) one thought to have merit. I myself am no scientist, needless to say.

I never said that the two phenomena are similar or have anything to do with each other, or are even parallel to each. It's just that there really is (as far as I know) no antonym for sublime, and the only word which even comes close is that during the process of sintering it is now thought (according to this theory) that the opposite process does occur.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:52 AM (jBuUi)

877 I'm interested in Ace's cider vinegar cocktail recipe that he drinks each night at bedtime (?). I saw a reference to it in a recent post but can't seem to find it. Ace please post the recipe. Thanks

Posted by: Wendy at January 07, 2017 03:52 AM (wDnB/)

878 No recipe needed, just add a tablespoon of Braggs to a cup of water. That'll do the trick.


Yeah, I came back. Can't sleep, too edgy.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:54 AM (tHwdc)

879 *sigh*

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:55 AM (tHwdc)

880 la voila

Posted by: m at January 07, 2017 03:56 AM (3jGss)

881 Is that dual-definition ("sublime" means "solid to gas" AND "gas to solid") something that's in some official source -- or simply a new dual-definition that you just now created? It'd be interesting if there was a word that had two definitions that were the exact opposite of each other. The only other example I can think of is "cleave."

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 03:36 AM (jBuUi)

I haven't seen it formally expressed as such, but I don't want to claim authorship for that definition. Like I said, "desublimation" is used by some writers. But, speaking logically, if an antonym for "sublime" were needed, then there would be one, wouldn't there? It's not like the phenomenon is so obscure, or so newly-discovered.

So my contention that "sublime" is its own antonym is really just an observation that it seems to be the way it works in practice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 03:58 AM (bG+ug)

882 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 03:49 AM (tHwdc)


Sorry to hear about your devastating loss. I've lost one of my parents and that's bad enough.
Can't imagine if I lost my life partner.

As far as the life lesson of having a liberal as a life partner (by beloved GF): it's really not as bad as that.
Even though she's also a vegetarian, we generally manage to agree on basic lifestyle issues. We both believe in the crucial value of treating others well. We share living space with each other very easily.
She's a very moral and decent person.

When it comes to the abstractions as to what are the best policies for a government to govern the lives of its citizens: that's where things are nearly impossible for us to discuss.
- She simply can't fully and consistently face these topics.
So be it. I'm not about to lose her over issues over which neither of us have any control.

Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 04:00 AM (dDOWg)

883 I will note that you can weld steel in the forge without actually melting it. Blacksmiths did it all the time with such things as barrel hoops and wagon tires. Heat the two pieces to be joined white hot, and hammer them together. The steel is in a plastic state, not liquid, but I suspect that under the hammer blows, it does melt to a liquid for a brief instant.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Pretty bichin', dude.

Check out our crucible steel, man@!

Posted by: Ulfberht at January 07, 2017 04:01 AM (V3IFq)

884 *raises glass towards rich

Hello, sir.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 04:05 AM (+r5OR)

885 879 *sigh*
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess
-----------
You might have an email.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 04:06 AM (+r5OR)

886 Well, we are attempting to describe what happens on a very tiny scale inside a hot pressure capsule in a press. But I will note that "liquid" is a perfectly acceptable example of "non-solid".

I will note that you can weld steel in the forge without actually melting it. Blacksmiths did it all the time with such things as barrel hoops and wagon tires. Heat the two pieces to be joined white hot, and hammer them together. The steel is in a plastic state, not liquid, but I suspect that under the hammer blows, it does melt to a liquid for a brief instant.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Now we are getting to the nubbin of the matter!

Because the whole point behind the traditional definition of "sinter" is that it cannot/must not/does not involve actually melting the metal to a liquid state.

If the liquid state of metal occurs during the process, then it doesn't count as "sintering," but rather simply as "melting" or "welding" or whatever.

To be true sintering, the components being fused/connected must remain solid. By definition.

I suspect that some of the manufacturing processes characterized these days as "sintering" are in fact actually a slightly different process that might be dubbed "pressure melting."

Could it be that true "sintering" never actually existed -- that it is impossible to fuse two solids together while they always remain solid? And that you are correct, that in traditional blacksmithing, there is some instantaneous non-observable moment of melting that occurs under the extreme force of the hammer blow ("pressure melting")? Could be.

Also could be that there is, as you also insightfully point out, a "state of matter" that is between solid and liquid, what you dub a "plastic state," in which the metal is soooooo close to being melted, but isn't -- as with some white-hot metals. And that maybe sintering involved this unnamed mid-point state.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 04:09 AM (jBuUi)

887 Who has LIGHTv on their antenna channel lineup?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 07, 2017 04:09 AM (6Ll1u)

888 Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 04:05 AM (+r5OR)

saw above you went heavy! cheers.

just started snowing ... is it to soon for me to start bitching about it yet?

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:10 AM (CrY8H)

889 You might have an email.

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 04:06 AM (+r5OR)

You might have something in your Important folder.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:10 AM (tHwdc)

890 just started snowing ... is it to soon for me to start bitching about it yet?

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:10 AM (CrY8H)


IMHO, it's never too soon to start bitching.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:11 AM (tHwdc)

891 As far as the life lesson of having a liberal as a life partner (by beloved GF): it's really not as bad as that.
Even
though she's also a vegetarian,



Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 04:00 AM (dDOWg)


You really ARE stoic, aren't you?
I could never sleep with a liberal. Let alone live with a vegetarian. Too high maintenance. But God bless, she's lucky to have you.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:14 AM (tHwdc)

892 I may never stop laughing.

Over at Previousky TV, on the "Donald J Trump" thread, the 99.999%ers have been mocking Trump's "PEOTUS" signs, saying: Oh the ego!!

Some scrappy little conservative just posted a photo of Obama's PEOTUS podium, chiming in, Yeah! the nerve!!

Posted by: voiceover at January 07, 2017 04:14 AM (9QWo+)

893 My eyes are bad, it's LIGHTtv.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 07, 2017 04:14 AM (6Ll1u)

894 That's "Previously" -- I can't type & guffaw at the same time.

Posted by: voiceover at January 07, 2017 04:15 AM (9QWo+)

895 Only problem with getting up every weekday at 4 is on weekend's sometimes your up at 4.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 04:16 AM (5sOEp)

896 YIKES!!!

I've been trying to follow zombie's comments and the back-and-forth with Alberta Oil Peon, but wow, don't try that a 420AM and a few beers after a long night at work.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:16 AM (CrY8H)

897 Morning all. NW ATL Burbs shit status report....

[X] Not real

[X] Grocery stores bought out of bread, milk, eggs

[X] Roads - Patchy ice only

End result.....an unneeded but appreciated work from home day.

Posted by: Flyboy at January 07, 2017 04:18 AM (9mjK1)

898 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:11 AM (tHwdc)

thank you.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:19 AM (CrY8H)

899 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:14 AM (tHwdc)

My goodness you are too sweet. Trust me (a stranger) when I emphasize that _I_ am the one who is extremely lucky to have her.

(Unfortunately, I'm not very stoic. - It's an ironic reel.)

Unfortunately, I was once myself vegetarian for a whole two years in my early 20's. - So I try not to be too inflexible.

God bless you too, Miley.
And good night.


Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 04:20 AM (dDOWg)

900 #896 Yeah, only at the HQ will you find middle-of-the-night #SinteringWars.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:20 AM (tHwdc)

901 Awesome French Toast in Atlanta!

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:20 AM (CrY8H)

902 Areegtghhhhhh!
Can someone please tell me how to even read a fucking new gmail email???
What am i missing?

I can see the preview but can't access the actual email!
I'm almost ready to shoot another hole in the wall out of frustration!
The shotgun is loaded & within arms reach, btw...

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 04:24 AM (+r5OR)

903 Stoic, I was a mostly-vegetarian for a year back in college. I was bored and wanted to do something different. Then I went to a football game. got drunk, ate a hotdog. Had a burger later that night, and never looked back. Different strokes. But just for fun, in case you haven't already seen this:


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4af_1463433354

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:25 AM (tHwdc)

904 Miley-

I was thinking what would 2 atoms smashing together be? Say gold ... BOOM!!!

Uranium into plutonium ... KA-BOOM

The Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator ...

yeah, I've got nothing to contribute to the conversation.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:26 AM (CrY8H)

905 Keep in mind that we know now that there are quantum effects manifesting in the macro world in all sorts of seemingly ho-hum aspects of daily life. The most well-known of these quotidian quantum manifestations are the footpads of geckos, which adhere to the ceiling due to the Van der Waals force, a quantum-level process (and their climbing ability defied explanation for centuries using standard non-quantum tools). It could very well be that some of the amazing products of expert blacksmithing (i.e. sintering, Damascus Steel, etc.) actually were the result of the smiths manipulating quantum effects to a desired result -- without ever even beginning to understand the physics behind what they were doing.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 04:26 AM (jBuUi)

906 319 1/2 hrs to go until a new day arrives

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 04:27 AM (5sOEp)

907 I'm almost ready to shoot another hole in the wall out of frustration!

The shotgun is loaded within arms reach, btw...

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 04:24 AM (+r5OR)

Don't even, sweetheart!
Just trying clicking around, that's how I managed to figure it out. Gmail sucks hairy moose cocks.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:27 AM (tHwdc)

908 Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 04:24 AM (+r5OR)

don't do it. your browser probably stalled.

try a re-fresh or log out, open a new session and log back in.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:27 AM (CrY8H)

909 Uranium into plutonium ... KA-BOOM




There's only one KABOOM at the HQ, and it's soggy with tears of rage, betrayal, and wasted potential. And resignation.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:30 AM (tHwdc)

910 Come to think of it, a bowl of Kaboom with cold milk appeals to me.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:32 AM (tHwdc)

911 lol ... just got that.

does ace have flagged up on his greatest hits.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:33 AM (CrY8H)

912 Also could be that there is, as you also insightfully point out, a "state of matter" that is between solid and liquid, what you dub a "plastic state," in which the metal is soooooo close to being melted, but isn't -- as with some white-hot metals. And that maybe sintering involved this unnamed mid-point state.

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 04:09 AM (jBuUi)

I have to go to bed, but I will say that the melting I described might be just as notional as the gas phase described by your quantum chemist friend. I think it is real, though. Remember, it does not involve the bulk of the material, only those tiny regions where particles make contact with one another. The tiny amount of melting caused by the pressure allows the centers of the particles to come closer together, and thus relieve some of the pressure imposed by the press. No bulk melting of the charge in the press is implied.

But there are things that happen on the crystal lattice scale that could produce results indistinguishable from local point-contact melting.

I might note that you can buy a sack of ice cubes at the market, and if they are not already welded together when you buy them, they do become so when stored in your freezer for a period of time. So "melting" of the cubes at points of contact has occurred, even though the entire bag was never kept in an environment above 32 degrees.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 04:33 AM (bG+ug)

913 Don't even, sweetheart!
Just trying clicking around, that's how I managed to figure it out. Gmail sucks hairy moose cocks.
Posted by: Miley
-----------

Last year, I got so mad at the world that I shot my closet. Ask cthulhu.
Why? I have no idea.
What did my closet ever do to me?

Posted by: Chi at January 07, 2017 04:34 AM (+r5OR)

914 ha, it is 343109 [not going to even attempt a tinyurl].

so popular it appears 1 and 2 in the google search.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:35 AM (CrY8H)

915 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:25 AM (tHwdc)

Now that was one funny video!

While my vegetarian girlfriend is not of the mentality parodied in that video (indeed she is even willing to pick up steak and hamburger for me at the Harris Teeter - and, no, I cannot begin to explain how that jives with her vegetarian philosophy).
I have in fact known many people with that kind of way out there attitude.

Too much!


Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 04:36 AM (dDOWg)

916 I've been trying to follow zombie's comments and the back-and-forth with Alberta Oil Peon, but wow, don't try that a 420AM and a few beers after a long night at work.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:16 AM (CrY8H)

Well, i think it was getting down to semantics. Anyhow, the dog and cat are nagging me to go to bed. So, good night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2017 04:36 AM (bG+ug)

917 Going out, will be back soon.

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 04:37 AM (5sOEp)

918 900 #896 Yeah, only at the HQ will you find middle-of-the-night #SinteringWars.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


(Wikipedia entry from the distant future)

"The Sintering Wars

The Sintering Wars were a brutal international conflict which erupted in 2017 when Canada invaded the United States during Year One of the Trump Era ( 1 T.E.). Approximately 150 million people were eventually killed worldwide during The Sintering Wars, most of them victims of the Albertan Sintering Cannon, a Canadian super-weapon which fired white-hot metal in a continuous stream at near light-speed.

Hostilities first broke out during a late-night discussion about the definition of sintering on a now-defunct internet forum known as a 'blog.' This escalated to an international crisis when President-Elect Trump tweeted out his approval of commenter "zombie"'s outlandish sintering theories. The Canadians protested, and things quickly spiraled out of control..."

Posted by: zombie at January 07, 2017 04:38 AM (jBuUi)

919 Up way too early.
Thinking about a cup of hot chocolate and trying to get back to sleep.
Playing tonight so must be well rested.

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 04:39 AM (gJ3Vg)

920 Did I see Adrienne Barbeau? She has displayed her talents in Maude, Swamp Thing, Escape from New York, and anywhere boob's are needed. She's good like that.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 07, 2017 04:40 AM (6Ll1u)

921 so popular it appears 1 and 2 in the google search.





Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:35 AM (CrY8H)

It's even in Wikipedia.
Chi, don't shoot the closet. Look into the Bucket of Truth.

DAMN you, Yahweh!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:40 AM (tHwdc)

922 well I'm heading to bed.

I'll be thinking of sintering like Lewis Black was thinking about "if it wasn't for my horse, I'd wouldn't have spent that year in college" while at his health club-IHOP-freebasing on the boysenberry syrup.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:42 AM (CrY8H)

923
Nothing can compare to the perfect voluptuous breasts of Adrienne Barbeau.
She 'single-handedly' guided me through puberty!


Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 04:46 AM (dDOWg)

924 Up way too early.

Thinking about a cup of hot chocolate and trying to get back to sleep.

Playing tonight so must be well rested.

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 04:39 AM (gJ3Vg)

TEEJ! That's an awesome idea that I'm going to contemplate for awhile and then probably do. I have Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder.
For Timmy's website, email me at the hooya thingy, tp4evr

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:47 AM (tHwdc)

925 I'll be thinking of sintering like Lewis Black was
thinking about "if it wasn't for my horse, I'd wouldn't have spent that
year in college" while at his health club-IHOP-freebasing on the
boysenberry syrup.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 07, 2017 04:42 AM (CrY8H)

I lurrve that bit.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:48 AM (tHwdc)

926 Did Skip go out for donuts? I'd love a donut with my cocoa.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:49 AM (tHwdc)

927 The Sintering Wars were a brutal international conflict which erupted in
2017 when Canada invaded the United States during Year One of the Trump
Era ( 1 T.E.)...


I love it, esp. 1 T.E.!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:52 AM (tHwdc)

928
Okay. G'night all. - Especially to Vendette, Miley, and cthulhu .

Everyone stay warm, safe, and un-taxable.




Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 04:54 AM (dDOWg)

929 Oh come on, I can't carry the ONT by myself!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:54 AM (tHwdc)

930 'Nite, Stoic!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 04:54 AM (tHwdc)

931 Hey, Miley...

Too many commentzz to go through, but I see the usual gamut was run from sci-fi to snowflakes to Adrienne Barbeau's breasts.

I loved that Red Letter Media piece that Ace linked to in the sidebar. Those guys are hilarious.

Posted by: Gem at January 07, 2017 05:01 AM (uaHyk)

932 <pokes thread with a wicked sharp stick>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:02 AM (tHwdc)

933 Don't miss the #SinteringWars, Gem. They may be a new classic.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:02 AM (tHwdc)

934 Just sat back down with my cup.
As I was stirring it I got to thinking I should buy some actual cocoa.
Doing the Swiss Miss thing,,, but being in real milk instead of storebought is a great kicker.

I still remember @85 Miley but thanks for the offer.
And 26 times too.

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 05:03 AM (gJ3Vg)

935 Probably not too much longer before Vic, JJ and Salty check in. :-)

Posted by: Gem at January 07, 2017 05:03 AM (uaHyk)

936 https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com

/2017/01/fort-lauderdale-6.jpg

The Ft. lauderdale terrorist. A muzzie convert, go figure.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Admissions Dean. Trump University at January 07, 2017 05:03 AM (d76uN)

937 Trump U?

Tee Hee

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 07, 2017 05:04 AM (d76uN)

938 Sintering...? Upthreading right now.

Posted by: Gem at January 07, 2017 05:05 AM (uaHyk)

939 Dead thread?
With the two of us here?
Ha that'll be the day.
The world doesn't know how lucky it is we're half a continent apart. At least from my side of things.

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 05:09 AM (gJ3Vg)

940 Leo squeaked when I entered him. Maybe it was the snow.

Posted by: Rapey Grizzly at January 07, 2017 05:10 AM (bc2Lc)

941 Sinter Claus is coming to town.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 07, 2017 05:10 AM (Pby3z)

942 I still remember @85 Miley but thanks for the offer.

And 26 times too.

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 05:03 AM (gJ3Vg)

Then shalt thou count to 26, no more, no less. 26 shall the be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be 26. 27 shalt thou NOT count, neither count thou 25, excepting that thou then proceed to 26. 27 is RIGHT OUT.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:17 AM (tHwdc)

943 The world doesn't know how lucky it is we're half a continent apart. At least from my side of things.

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 05:09 AM (gJ3Vg)


Food for thought, indeed....

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:18 AM (tHwdc)

944 brb, the thought of you sipping cocoa alone is unbearable, teej.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:19 AM (tHwdc)

945 Dang I missed the sintering discussion. Just went thru this with a tranny and LSD.

Posted by: freaked at January 07, 2017 05:26 AM (BO/km)

946 No more, no less than 26 times?
You realize at my age that could take a week.
Unless I'm on vacation of course.

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 05:29 AM (gJ3Vg)

947 If I got it right you may have mail by now duchess.

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 05:32 AM (gJ3Vg)

948 Morning all- Bourbon pecan coffee and Marlboro lights. Breakfast of, well whatever.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 07, 2017 05:32 AM (mi9+A)

949 You look like you need a vacation, teej.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:33 AM (tHwdc)

950 If I am land carnivore, why do you guys call me Ursus maritimus?
Posted by: Polar Bear at January 07, 2017 12:25 AM
Problem is no one has seen you swimming under water catching Killer Whales but they know you do it.

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 05:35 AM (5sOEp)

951 #947 Yes I did - I had to despammify it :-)

Got muh cocoa, too.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:36 AM (tHwdc)

952 Who's phone rings at 2:30 am? Sheesh. Company from out of town. Thankfully leaving today. And this cold they brought is kicking my ass.

Hi horde.

Posted by: Infidel at January 07, 2017 05:37 AM (VtLx6)

953 Sinter Claus is coming to town.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 07, 2017 05:10 AM (Pby3z)


THANK YOU! My brain was going, "Sinter...sinter...where have I heard that?" I loved that video. I wonder if it's been removed from the Utubez as raciss.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:38 AM (tHwdc)

954 I took Thur and Fri before new years off Miley.
Probably won't take any more until the crappie start spawning unless something unlooked for happens.

If you promise to be a good girl and not share it with anyone I'll send you instructions to a vid that'll give you a look at who you're talkin' to.

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 05:44 AM (gJ3Vg)

955 Moral of the story - Islam rots your brain

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 05:45 AM (5sOEp)

956 My lips are zipped to all others. Looking forward!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:45 AM (tHwdc)

957 Dang I missed the sintering discussion. Just went thru this with a tranny and LSD.

Posted by: freaked at January 07, 2017 05:26 AM (BO/km)

Should I ask?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:47 AM (tHwdc)

958 #936 The Ft. lauderdale terrorist. A muzzie convert, go figure.


MSM haz sadz.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:48 AM (tHwdc)

959 http://www.livescience.com/57407-zombie-apocalypse-would-take-100-days.html
Zombies would wipe out the live human population in 90 days, to me winter would slow them down and actually freeze them below 32 until they thawed out to then reanimate.

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 05:50 AM (5sOEp)

960 Mrs. E says I was and is one good looking s.o.b. in my choker whites. It's 16 degrees here in ETEX, good people. I have my bestest long thermals on under this normally (in summer) hot blue uniform. Feel kinda toasty right now, but that buttwarmer is probably be on all day today. An they're calling for 75 degrees on Thursday. Texas!

Posted by: Eromero at January 07, 2017 05:51 AM (zLDYs)

961 Moral of the story - Islam rots your brain

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 05:45 AM (5sOEp)

It seems to be a gateway drug of sorts.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:51 AM (tHwdc)

962 On the good news to the MSM I take it he used a 'assault weapon'. Time to ban them again.

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 05:52 AM (5sOEp)

963 Read through most of the ONT while out

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 05:52 AM (5sOEp)

964 2 below here. Still under the blankets. How goes it on the east coast?

Posted by: Infidel at January 07, 2017 05:55 AM (VtLx6)

965 Zombies would wipe out the live human population in
90 days, to me winter would slow them down and actually freeze them
below 32 until they thawed out to then reanimate.

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 05:50 AM (5sOEp)

So they're kinda like The Blob? Couldn't we round them up and drop them in Antarctica?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 05:55 AM (tHwdc)

966 Maybe dusting later here

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 05:58 AM (5sOEp)

967 Maybe they are all out shoveling snow?

Posted by: Infidel at January 07, 2017 06:02 AM (VtLx6)

968 We

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:03 AM (5sOEp)

969 Could

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:03 AM (5sOEp)

970 Run

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:03 AM (5sOEp)

971 To

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:03 AM (5sOEp)

972 1k

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:03 AM (5sOEp)

973 I see you are doing your part Skip.

Posted by: Infidel at January 07, 2017 06:04 AM (VtLx6)

974 Well I see Skip is at it again.
Just as well. Gonna try to get back to sleep.
Love each other fellow babies

Posted by: teej at January 07, 2017 06:05 AM (gJ3Vg)

975 I can keep myself amused

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:07 AM (5sOEp)

976 Well, now that I've had my dose of Metallurgy Now! I think I'll make some coffee help my brain understand it. One thing is clear, we've got some smartypants morons here.

Posted by: Gem at January 07, 2017 06:07 AM (uaHyk)

977 Who's watching Antenna TV? It's about Time to discover F-Troop. And Get Smart about it.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 07, 2017 06:07 AM (6Ll1u)

978
Hope it snows here later. We'll have the grandson visiting and we'll take him sledding.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 07, 2017 06:10 AM (BK3ZS)

979 What is Antenna TV and how do you get it?

Posted by: Infidel at January 07, 2017 06:11 AM (VtLx6)

980
I see Nerdygirl had Barrel Fevuh! again up topside.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 07, 2017 06:12 AM (BK3ZS)

981 Supposed to get 1 to 3 here later, Jersey shore is getting more, its usually the other way around.

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:14 AM (5sOEp)

982 Talking 8-12 here on Cape Ann, did NOT need to write off at least half my weekend ... if I run into one of Algore's disciples this weekend, I will punch them in the head.

Posted by: acethepug at January 07, 2017 06:16 AM (539ql)

983 I'm 45, and I've been thinking about 60 quite a bit lately.

Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at January 07, 2017 03:36 AM (dDOWg)


So have I. I'm turning 61 next month.

Former NAW-fuk resident here, as well.

Posted by: RickZ at January 07, 2017 06:17 AM (91AeI)

984 Dead Snow?

Posted by: Jean at January 07, 2017 06:17 AM (2RVmA)

985 One thing is clear, we've got some smartypants morons here.

Posted by: Gem at January 07, 2017 06:07 AM (uaHyk)

We've got a buttload of smartypants moron talent here.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 06:18 AM (tHwdc)

986 A ice age will see your global warming raise .0073 degrees and lower it by 7

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:18 AM (5sOEp)

987
Camille Paglia lets celebrities who cannot cope with the fact they have grown older have it --

At ABC's recent "New Year's Rockin' Eve" show, Mariah Carey bungled more than her singing: In her needlessly risque nude bodysuit, she looked like a splitting sack of over-ripe cantaloupes.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/
camille-paglia-how-age-disgracefully-hollywood-guest-column-960794

(shorter link) --
http://preview.tinyurl.com/z6qcrc2

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 07, 2017 06:19 AM (BK3ZS)

988 I could use some real global warming about now.

Posted by: Infidel at January 07, 2017 06:20 AM (VtLx6)

989 So have I. I'm turning 61 next month.



Former NAW-fuk resident here, as well.



Posted by: RickZ at January 07, 2017 06:17 AM (91AeI)

I'm turning 62 next month. Like fine wine, right? LOL!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 06:21 AM (tHwdc)

990 Slowly catching up to you's

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:25 AM (5sOEp)

991
Still holding to the prediction that TFG will not pardon Hillary. For her to twist in the wind would be pure deliciousness to him.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 07, 2017 06:27 AM (BK3ZS)

992 January cold weather is here and will stay a while. Good news for me. I go ice fishing with the guys in 20 days. Our annual trip and always a great time.

Posted by: Bruce at January 07, 2017 06:27 AM (8ikIW)

993 How many free TV channels do you get? I just hit program and the total is.... 152 channels. Now if I could only speak 13 languages, I'd be something.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 07, 2017 06:27 AM (8W1PW)

994 You'll never catch me!

Posted by: The Gingerbread Man at January 07, 2017 06:28 AM (tHwdc)

995 Cat is trying to get a shadow on the wall, and she's a old cat who should know better.

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:28 AM (5sOEp)

996 988 I could use some real global warming about now.

Posted by: Infidel at January 07, 2017 06:20 AM (VtLx6)

So could I. We're at 2 below right now, and this is one of the warmer days this week.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 07, 2017 06:29 AM (BXC+l)

997 Guess I should be thinking about a nap soon. Tonight I was very, very naughty.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 06:29 AM (tHwdc)

998 I'm turning 62 next month. Like fine wine, right? LOL!


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 06:21 AM (tHwdc)


In my case, more like vinegar.

Posted by: RickZ at January 07, 2017 06:30 AM (91AeI)

999 My cat is waiting for breakfast.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 06:30 AM (tHwdc)

1000 Cat is trying to get a shadow on the wall, and she's a old cat who should know better.

Posted by: Skip


That is not good news Skip. When an old cat start chasing shadows, it means they probably horked up a hairball in your shoe.

Anything else they do means the same.

Posted by: Bruce at January 07, 2017 06:30 AM (8ikIW)

1001 Bruce for the win!

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:32 AM (5sOEp)

1002 Ah, 1000 at last. Now I can sleep.

ttyl, Horde!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 07, 2017 06:32 AM (tHwdc)

1003 G'nite Miley.

Posted by: Infidel at January 07, 2017 06:32 AM (VtLx6)

1004 OMG!!

I've had a few firsts, but never a 1K.

Hell I can't even walk a 1K

Posted by: Bruce at January 07, 2017 06:32 AM (8ikIW)

1005 th!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 07, 2017 06:33 AM (BK3ZS)

1006 Kurt Schilling may run for Lieawatha's Senate seat. lol.

Posted by: Infidel at January 07, 2017 06:34 AM (VtLx6)

1007
That is not good news Skip. When an old cat start chasing shadows, it means they probably horked up a hairball in your shoe.


I had the cat I rescued pee in one of my shoes years ago. Mrs. Krebs, who was Pre-Vet major at one time, told me "She's telling you something's wrong with her health."

What, like she couldn't write me a note?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 07, 2017 06:37 AM (BK3ZS)

1008 Heard a while ago Kurt might run, hope he does. He gets on the sports station here often so hear him still very often.

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:39 AM (5sOEp)

1009 Aw, CDR, thanks so much for the video of dogs waking their owners. What a great way to start the day.

Good frigid morning, Horde.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at January 07, 2017 06:39 AM (Yllyl)

1010
"th"-factorial is the lazy poster's entry to compete in the "First!" sweepstakes.

Sure, you'll likely never be first, but you have a 17-in-20 chance of making a recognizable hit in the first 20 posts.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 07, 2017 06:42 AM (BK3ZS)

1011 Congratulations, Bruce.

Posted by: m at January 07, 2017 06:45 AM (3jGss)

1012
Real long load times in here right now, so off to watch the Red Letter Media takedown and finish reading Paglia's piece.

BBL, but in a new thread.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 07, 2017 06:45 AM (BK3ZS)

1013 991
Still holding to the prediction that TFG will not pardon Hillary. For her to twist in the wind would be pure deliciousness to him.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at January 07, 2017 06:27 AM (BK3ZS)

But follow the money.

Posted by: m at January 07, 2017 06:46 AM (3jGss)

1014 Sure, you'll likely never be first, but you have a 17-in-20 chance of making a recognizable hit in the first 20 posts.

Never tell me the odds.

Posted by: Han GnuBreed at January 07, 2017 06:47 AM (oZEJt)

1015
So...
is there news?

Fire, flood, mass casualties, tidal wave, protesters in the street? or is it the same old fake news recycled from yesterday?

'Cuz I gotta go fortify myself for the outdoors where it is a two pants day outside.

Posted by: Stanley Rubinclank at January 07, 2017 06:47 AM (ZRNky)

1016 'Cuz I gotta go fortify myself for the outdoors where it is a two pants day outside.

Posted by: Stanley Rubinclank

That's every day for Shillary

Posted by: Bruce at January 07, 2017 06:52 AM (8ikIW)

1017 I want Hillary indicated or pardoned, one she's fighting law suit the other is a practical she did it.

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 06:53 AM (5sOEp)

1018 Top 10 reasons no morning thread yet:

1. krak's power went out.
2. Spiders ate him.
3. Squirrels ate him.
4. It's Trump's fault.
5. He's on the phone with Kate Upton and she won't shut up.
6. In an alternate universe, the thread IS up.
7. Gas.
8. Martians.
9. He pushed the wrong button on ace's time machine.
10 [most likely] The Russkies hacked his alarm clock.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 07, 2017 06:57 AM (oZEJt)

1019 Morning, Peeps.

Posted by: fluffy at January 07, 2017 06:57 AM (jw2Xw)

1020 Good and frigid, yes indeed !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 07, 2017 07:02 AM (nuyGw)

1021 I want Scankles to run for NYC mayor, just on the off chance she loses AGAIN.

Besides, NYC and she deserve each other.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 07, 2017 07:02 AM (oZEJt)

1022 GnuBreed you forgot the Russians

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 07:03 AM (5sOEp)

1023 *gets outta bed*

*scratches butt*

*makes coffee*

*checks thermometer*

22d and falling?!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is Houston fer Gawd's sake!

*lights fireplace*

Morning all! You northern moron be safe.

Posted by: Bayou City at January 07, 2017 07:04 AM (kaCWe)

1024 I want Scankles to run for NYC mayor, just on the off chance she loses AGAIN.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 07, 2017 07:02 AM (oZEJt)

I want Skankles to waste away as a miserable, bitter spinster who wears diapers, drinks cheap vodka and is acutely aware that every single one of her 'friends' is a friend solely for money.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 07, 2017 07:06 AM (qKHgx)

1025 Was there a flag or monument that we should ban,burn, or otherwise exile from society in this latest attack? Just wondering, being all inclusive and shit. You know.?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 07, 2017 07:08 AM (6Ll1u)

1026 I have been up 3 hrs, two cups coffee, 4 loads of laundry. Don't know if I'm not awake or am tired out

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2017 07:08 AM (5sOEp)

1027 >>> 22d and falling?!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 up here, but that is expected for us.

Stay warm.

Posted by: fluffy at January 07, 2017 07:08 AM (jw2Xw)

1028 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 07, 2017 07:09 AM (u82oZ)

1029 A heat wave!

Up to 2 ℉. And only a -7 ℉ windchill.

Time to wear shorts and flip flops like the teens in town? Maybe not.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 07, 2017 07:12 AM (u82oZ)

1030 Oh, great. Now I have to hate man buns and man chokers because #maleempowerment. No, just flat out no. Let me off this spinning thing right now. It appears there is no stopping this de-masculinization thing in culture. The human race is doomed.

In other news, here in upstate SC, we are bone chilling cold and were supposed to get 5-8" of snow overnight. Woke up to maybe 2" on the ground. No snowman for me.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 07, 2017 07:13 AM (+FSld)

1031 20 F here in the colonial capital. Dripping the faucets did not do the trick. Crap.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at January 07, 2017 07:13 AM (acKYL)

1032 >>> Now I have to hate man buns and man chokers

My initial reaction was "Matt Lauer is a manly man?"

Posted by: fluffy at January 07, 2017 07:15 AM (jw2Xw)

1033 1030>> What is the deal with chokers? Who wears those?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 07, 2017 07:15 AM (qKHgx)

1034 In other news, here in upstate SC, we are bone chilling cold and were supposed to get 5-8" of snow overnight. Woke up to maybe 2" on the ground. No snowman for me.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 07, 2017 07:13 AM (+FSld)

Just a dusting of sleet here...still sleeting a bit...supposed to be back near 70 by Friday.

Posted by: BignJames at January 07, 2017 07:16 AM (x9c8r)

1035 Only Indians in full dance regalia should wear chokers.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at January 07, 2017 07:17 AM (acKYL)

1036 -8 headed for 22 today. We got about 8 inches of glowbull enwarmening day before yesterday too so I have to shovel the driveway and the sidewalk so the HOA doesn't bitch.

But first, I'll have to fuel myself with pancakes and bacon and several cups of coffee and bailey's. Could be worse.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 07, 2017 07:20 AM (qKHgx)

1037 Nood times 2

Take your pick

Posted by: Bruce at January 07, 2017 07:21 AM (8ikIW)

1038 Nood. For the survivors of the sintering discussion.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 07, 2017 07:24 AM (u82oZ)

1039 mornin'
a balmy -9 this morning. might even make it above zero today!

Posted by: wing at January 07, 2017 07:26 AM (H6lzU)

1040 Found my dads plane (he was armorer for it) from Korean War on display at Lackland Air Force base, F94 number FA356.

Posted by: Bobmark at January 07, 2017 09:18 AM (o7rzE)

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