Overnight Open Thread (01-28-2017)

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31 years ago today, the space shuttle Challenger (OV-099) broke apart 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral. All seven crew members were killed.

The engineering and management failures that led to the catastrophe are well known, in part because of the work of The Rogers Commission, which was formed by President Reagan to examine the causes and suggest solutions to the issues that caused the mechanical failure.

One of my heroes was on the commission that examined the accident (incident?). Richard Feynman was quite the physicist, but also quite the rigorous thinker, and he brought that to bear on the commission, to the point that he began to irritate the establishment members.


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Yeah...ignore the title of this video. "The Most Interesting Plays In MLB" it ain't. I would call it a bunch of amusing plays. An interesting baseball play, at least for me, has to include some athleticism, some good or bad baseball sense, and if you toss in a weird rule it makes it that much better.

What? Is your intrepid host pining for baseball. Is he sick of the drivel and dreck that passes for entertainment when God's game isn't being played?

Why yes...he is.


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The traditional Inaugural Ball dance and cake cutting with members of the armed forces is a lovely tradition, and President Trump and his elegant wife did not disappoint.....


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Bacteria that are resistant to a particular antibiotic are common. But for many reasons -- agricultural use, overuse in the clinical setting, etc -- the number of multi-drug resistant bacteria is increasing. Multi-drug resistant bacteria in China is a harbinger of very bad things to come, because this particular bacteria is resistant to some very powerful drugs. Without huge investment in drug research, we may very well be in for some bad times. And that's why I never get particularly exercised by the "obscene profits" of drug companies. I want them to be awash in money. I want them to spend that money on drug research that will save our asses when we get sick.
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Some of you may have noticed that the cataclysmic financial meltdown after a Trump victory predicted by our betters in the media wasn't quite as bad as they suggested. Here is an interesting interview with a man who is arguably America's top CEO (suck it GE!). Jamie Dimon on Trump, Taxes, and a U.S. Renaissance. The article is from December, but still; good stuff.
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Orgasms used as sexual currency, research shows

Dr Diana Fleischman, a psychologist at the University of Portsmouth, says that orgasm and intense sexual pleasure are such strong forms of positive reinforcement and reward that they can motivate and change our behaviour. Evolution, she says, has trained us into using orgasm and high sexual arousal as currencies.

People will modify their own behavior in pursuit of satisfying sexual experiences? Amazing! Who knew?

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A thank You letter for a sizable donation to the Jack Lemmon Burn Center, written by Jack Lemmon to his friend Burt Reynolds ....
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Free association is part of the bedrock of a truly free society, and it has been systematically undermined for the last 100 years (at least). Silencing The Opposition, from a Moron no less, discusses the issue. I don't agree completely, but it's worth a read.

I would also argue that all Americans of every group should be entitled under our laws regarding free association, to exclude from their company anyone they desire, and for any reason they desire it.

Black groups should be entitled to exclude whites and vice versa. Businesses should be allowed to do the same if they're willing to pay the price for it. If a black owned business wants to exclude whites and cater to just 11% of the population with their business, I believe that is their right. White groups and businesses should be allowed to do the same.

The only exception to this rule should be government, which should be required to provide the same service to all citizens regardless of what groups they belong to. But government should not be required to provide equal service to non-citizens. They didn't legally buy it; they shouldn't get to use it. If you want to go crazy and offer government service to legal residents, I'll probably quibble on which services, but I'm open to discussion on it.


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I am no expert, but this is fun to listen to....

Joe Satriani

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1 FIRST!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 09:55 PM (rH4JY)

2 Howdy!

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 28, 2017 09:55 PM (nvMvs)

3 Darn you to heck, Steve!

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 28, 2017 09:56 PM (nvMvs)

4 Well do I remember that day. Cried all afternoon.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 09:57 PM (tHwdc)

5 Top ten?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 09:58 PM (nQ10o)

6 Top 10

Posted by: Octiparan at January 28, 2017 09:58 PM (uLRzU)

7 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 09:59 PM (u8kLQ)

8 met the Lord in the air.

Posted by: booknlass at January 28, 2017 09:59 PM (8mO0Q)

9
I was watching the launch on NASA tv. Saw the breakup live.

I was also watching NASA tv when Columbia broke up on reentry.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 10:00 PM (JIOfQ)

10 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:00 PM (voOPb)

11 Hey

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 10:01 PM (GsAUU)

12 Darn you to heck, Steve!

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT


I feel your pain. I've been there before.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 10:01 PM (rH4JY)

13 In keeping with the spirit of last night, who wants to fight me?

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 28, 2017 10:01 PM (nvMvs)

14 good night horde

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 28, 2017 10:01 PM (Om16U)

15 Dr Diana Fleischman, a psychologist at the University of Portsmouth, says that orgasm and intense sexual pleasure are such strong forms of positive reinforcement and reward that they can motivate and change our behaviour. Evolution, she says, has trained us into using orgasm and high sexual arousal as currencies.

People will modify their own behavior in pursuit of satisfying sexual experiences? Amazing! Who knew?

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I can safely say that I would have done that study for 5% of whatever the grant funding it was.

Evening all.

Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 10:02 PM (nkgRA)

16 Flash mobs at airports are a Terrorist threat.

Posted by: Pepe, sign the damn National Divorce Papers! at January 28, 2017 10:02 PM (oBJsb)

17 No worries. Pitchers and catchers start reporting in two weeks!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2017 10:03 PM (0tfLf)

18 People will modify their own behavior in pursuit of satisfying sexual experiences? Amazing! Who knew?

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I can safely say that I would have done that study for 5% of whatever the grant funding it was.

Evening all.
Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 10:02 PM (nkgRA)

Nah..... because the Alimony would cost a LOT!

Posted by: Don Quixote at January 28, 2017 10:03 PM (qf6WZ)

19 13
In keeping with the spirit of last night, who wants to fight me?

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT
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Needs more gibberish.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at January 28, 2017 10:03 PM (Gv7El)

20 Joe Satriani rocks in the best fucking way. Seen him in person at least 3 times, G3.

Perhaps I'm so fond of him because I bonded during the most amazing sex I'd had in my life (up to that time). Flying in a Blue Dream album.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 10:03 PM (tHwdc)

21 I was surveying near Blythe, CA listening to the launch. It was my day to drive the rig and follow the crew working ahead of me. Soon as I heard there was a problem I felt a gut punch. I just knew the crew of the shuttle was dead.

Posted by: Octiparan at January 28, 2017 10:03 PM (uLRzU)

22 No worries. Pitchers and catchers start reporting in two weeks!!!!
Posted by: Diogenes a

Reggie and I can't wait that long!

Posted by: TFG, FORMER C-i-C at January 28, 2017 10:04 PM (MQZOg)

23 Orgasms used as sexual currency, research shows
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Forget the trillion dollar coin guys - I think Rosie and her five friends can solve our debt issues!

Posted by: Krugman at January 28, 2017 10:05 PM (aZq03)

24 reposted:

Do you have social media?
Then hit back with facts. Don't lie to your friends and family by tolerating their facist idiocy.
Cut them off. Unfriend, block , disconnect. And let them know you did it. And why.
It's not being passive-aggressive. It serves the function of reducing their little Tweet bubble to a tiny echo chamber. |||

IMHO

YMMV

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at January 28, 2017 10:05 PM (Gv7El)

25 goodnight dear votermom

Posted by: booknlass at January 28, 2017 10:05 PM (8mO0Q)

26 In keeping with the spirit of last night, who wants to fight me?
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ARE YOU THREATENING ME?!?

Posted by: Cornholio at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (aZq03)

27 17 No worries. Pitchers and catchers start reporting in two weeks!!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2017 10:03 PM (0tfLf)


Ooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kal Penn at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (GsAUU)

28 I have BWS (baseball withdrawal syndrome) too, but also
Cat Video Withdrawal Syndrome. It's Caturday!!! Where da kitteh vid?

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (3C9q2)

29 The beginning of baseball is the beginning of the end of winter. Praise God.

Posted by: iwuzhere at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (GRNzr)

30 Are you aware that my father was a mailman?

Posted by: John Kasich at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (DMUuz)

31 'night

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (Gv7El)

32 Nah..... because the Alimony would cost a LOT!
Posted by: Don Quixote at January 28, 2017 10:03 PM (qf6WZ)

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It already did, and I had no grants to help out.

Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (nkgRA)

33 I was in Mr Schneider's English class taking a test, he was listening to a small radio through an earbud, he blurted of, "shit the space shuttle just blew up!"

We were all shocked and sad, then the announcment came over the PA system.

Very sad day.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (+lv+r)

34
Evolution, she says, has trained us into usingtrading orgasm and high sexual arousal asfor currencies.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (JIOfQ)

35 Challenger - I was a kid in school when it happened. One of our classmates - a real space-geek - ran up and down the halls, yelling 'the shuttle blew up!' Wasn't long before they wheeled the big old Magnavox on wheels into each classroom and we watched the news the rest of the day..... can't believe it was so long ago and I was (mumbledy mumbledy) years old.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:07 PM (JkjZF)

36 Sophomore in High School, Chemistry was just about to start when the Principal, Brother O'Toole, announced the news on the PA. Needless to say, all the TV carts came out that day and not a subject was taught.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at January 28, 2017 10:07 PM (R5EqA)

37 People will modify their own behavior in pursuit of satisfying sexual experiences?
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You mean I haven't been buying all these drinks for the ladies out of the goodness of my heart?

Why didn't anyone tell me?

Posted by: Some guy at a bar at January 28, 2017 10:07 PM (aZq03)

38 I was at home with my two young kids. Saw it on TV. Horrifying.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:08 PM (nQ10o)

39 >>>Are you aware that my father was a mailman?

Posted by: John Kasich at January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (DMUuz)<<<

You ain't no son of mine, asshole.

Posted by: Karl Malone at January 28, 2017 10:08 PM (eVNrz)

40 Black groups should be entitled to exclude whites and vice versa.

When did blacks suddenly stop doing exactly that?

Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 28, 2017 10:08 PM (D2vc1)

41 Free association we hardly knew ye.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 10:09 PM (IqV8l)

42 Needs more gibberish.

If you say so.

https://youtu.be/TVKfZk-qXlY

Posted by: mikeski at January 28, 2017 10:09 PM (TXZ1v)

43 All in all, I really can't believe we didn't lose more people in space with all the shit we have done out there. Its pretty amazing really.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 10:09 PM (aMlLZ)

44 Lee B. Winkler.....The Fonz's Daddy?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 28, 2017 10:09 PM (5VlCp)

45 Collin Rees
@collinrees
18m
New York. San Francisco. Boston. Chicago. DC. Thousands out at airports across the nation to say #RefugeesWelcome. #NoBanNoWall #MuslimBan pic.twitter.com/Sq8vyyOJV5

Look at this picture. All of these criminals need to be arrested.

Posted by: Pepe, sign the damn National Divorce Papers! at January 28, 2017 10:10 PM (oBJsb)

46 (((Stu Hamm on bass)))



Kings of Sleep highly recommended


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSYmejnAE5s

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 10:10 PM (tHwdc)

47 Ha! Savoured the "content", so there! Now, off to catch up on the insightful commentary...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 28, 2017 10:10 PM (kP16F)

48
Needs more gibberish.

If you say so.


https://youtu.be/ke5Mr5eCF2U

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 10:10 PM (IqV8l)

49 Today's new year celebrations went well. Lots of family and food, booze and music. The colonel tried to do a lezginka and fell sideways when his feet got tangled up. Happens to us all. My kids did a three-part shashka and kinzhal bit for the angel-clan. Even the aunts were clapping along to the song. Yeah, i make my move after Easter.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:11 PM (JkjZF)

50 Orgasms used as sexual currency, research shows

I will short the British orgasm, and make England sterile. Then they'll have to let in more refugees.

Posted by: George Soros at January 28, 2017 10:11 PM (rH4JY)

51 I suspect Lemmon wrote that himself. Might not have typed, but probably wrote it or dictated. The guy had a legendary foul mouth so it fits.

That it's being auctioned is kind of sad because Reynolds is not in the best of health and he sold his Florida estate with the deal that he could stay there for a bit. He's probably offloading a lot of stuff for the money.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2017 10:11 PM (4ErVI)

52 I was in grad school, reading in the library when the shuttle blew up. The reference librarian came into the main reading room very quietly and told those of us who were there what had happened, and invited us into a nearby library staff room to watch the television. None of us were kids, but we were still shocked and numb.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 28, 2017 10:12 PM (3C9q2)

53 I was home from school because of a cold. Mom turned on the Price is Right and instead it was the space shuttle launch. They were showing it because that school teacher was on the flight. We watching it go up and then it broke apart. My Mom, master of understatement, said " I don't think its suppose to do that". We kept watching. The thing I remember the most was the guy doing the flight countdown and narration afterwards. He was steady. When the Challenger blew he said "there has been an obvious malfunction" or something along those lines. He was very calm. The look on the kids faces at the school where that teacher taught was heart breaking. First confusion, then WTF, then crying. They should have thrown out those news cameras immediately. Fucking ghouls.

Posted by: Puddleglum, #NotMySuperBowl at January 28, 2017 10:12 PM (8Hto3)

54 Willowed, about talking to a daughter who's a college-age leftist, wannabe lawyer

booknlass, good news. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve, and I thank you, so much.

"I remember when i used to carry you next to my heart when you were a baby and were crying, and I don't want to talk about this." that's so beautiful too, FenelonSpoke

Posted by: booknlass at January 28, 2017 10:13 PM (8mO0Q)

55 43. Not to worry - the Soviets lost plenty enough for at least three space programs.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:13 PM (JkjZF)

56 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/825432309402894337

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/825432587581665283

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/825432713607970816

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/825432846701563908

Posted by: kbdabear at January 28, 2017 10:14 PM (Ya7zs)

57 booknlass, you are welcome.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:14 PM (u8kLQ)

58 It is time for Trump to start reviewing native american gaming contracts. You know, make sure everything is sacred and shit. Not one fucking dime from me. Fuck em.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 10:14 PM (KP5rU)

59 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/825432981871407104

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/825433178164830210

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/825433263032393729

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/825433348197736448

Posted by: kbdabear at January 28, 2017 10:15 PM (Ya7zs)

60 I will short the British orgasm, and make England sterile. Then they'll have to let in more refugees.
Posted by: George Soros

There'll always be an England
And England shall be randy
If England means enough to you
I might just give you a handy

Posted by: Vera Lynne at January 28, 2017 10:15 PM (MQZOg)

61 Per front page on breitbart. CAIR is behind the protests (flash mobs) at airports and behind the lawsuits. A terror group.

I'm thinking this temporary ban just became more permanent and the Muslim Brotherhood is now in Trumps crosshairs sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Pepe, sign the damn National Divorce Papers! at January 28, 2017 10:15 PM (oBJsb)

62 That was the thing about the Shuttle blowing up. because McAullif the teacher was on it, all these children were watching!

Posted by: booknlass at January 28, 2017 10:15 PM (8mO0Q)

63 The primary issue with both slavery and Jim Crow was what the government was doing to groups it did not like.

We implemented a solution on society that banned not only government discrimination, but also private discrimination.

One of the core problems here though is that we really didn't end government discrimination, or more specifically political leaders generations ago left the door open for what we see today - where the government discriminates against Caucasians, men, heterosexuals, and Christians.

Of late the government-media-business complex has started using the private sector in a coordinate effort to discriminate against those groups as well.

Should people have a complete right to freedom of association? Of course. Remember, that was never really the issue...

But any serious movement in this direction would be incredibly painful politically. It is far wiser to approach this from the opposite direction. The Trump administration should start going after women's only clubs, black colleges, etc, for discrimination.

Make the government-media-business complex live by its own rules...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 10:16 PM (aZq03)

64 Multi drug resistant bacteria

as a caption for the Army weenie who danced with the President's wife is a low blow for this esteemed smart military blog. That is something Drudge would do.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 10:16 PM (JIOfQ)

65 Wanted to share this with everyone tonight. Good grief. This was REAL racism, not what the idiot progs think it is.

Charlie Manson may as well ask for forgiveness too at this stage.

"White housewife who claimed Emmett Till, 14, 'sexually threatened her' so her guilty husband would be acquitted of lynching and killing him admits she lied and now feels 'tender sorrow' (link to Daily Mail)

http://tinyurl.com/jjczj2u

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:16 PM (u8kLQ)

66 You are about to board a rocket headed into space. Which of the following Scientists do you want in charge of the mission?

Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Richard Feynman
Bill Nye

Posted by: Willy J. at January 28, 2017 10:17 PM (W6Ch1)

67 I was watching the launch on NASA tv. Saw the breakup live.



I was also watching NASA tv when Columbia broke up on reentry.





Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 10:00 PM (JIOfQ)
-------------------------------Stop watching NASA tv!!!!

Posted by: All Living Astronauts at January 28, 2017 10:18 PM (EdXI9)

68
*hands out free Viton o-rings*

Too soon?

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:18 PM (NBHj5)

69 Willy J.: I would go with Feynman.

As I understand it, Feynman wasn't in love with himself like the other two, wasn't a slave to PCism, and could question his own hypotheses, as well as deal with criticism and other people's ideas well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:18 PM (u8kLQ)

70 I was off the coast in the VA Capes op area doing workups with 350 of my closest friends prior to a deployment.

I later heard from the divers and operators that recovered the bodies. *Shudder*

Some of the astronauts were alive until they hit the water. Every applicable switch that could help was activated. The pilots fought it all the way. Alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 28, 2017 10:19 PM (u82oZ)

71 Greetings! Top 100??? Whiskey/coke

Posted by: zeera at January 28, 2017 10:19 PM (5evvw)

72 66; I'll take Cheech and Chong for my life Alex.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 10:19 PM (KP5rU)

73 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport



whoo-hoo

Posted by: Original Jake at January 28, 2017 10:19 PM (VBsKP)

74 Neat ivory chess sets report linked in my sock for the gaming and antiquarian types out there.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 10:19 PM (448Ss)

75 You are about to board a rocket headed into space. Which of the following Scientists do you want in charge of the mission?

Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Richard Feynman
Bill Nye


Posted by: Willy J. at January 28, 2017 10:17 PM (W6Ch1)


No James T Kirk option?

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 10:19 PM (aMlLZ)

76 Orgasms used as sexual currency, research shows

Terrible currency. Neither fungible, particularly portable or durable. And let's not talk about counterfeiting.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 10:20 PM (BVxQW)

77 Watching "The Player" on TCM. I'd forgotten how good Tim Robbins is when you allow yourself to forget what a leftie douchnozzle he is.

I love picking out all the Hollywood celebs in the background. Hey, it's Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 28, 2017 10:20 PM (EnKk6)

78 CAIR is behind the protests (flash mobs) at airports and behind the lawsuits.
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Isn't it interesting that just as we've finished having a discussion about Russian "interference" in the election we see a Saudi front group leading "protests" and no interest in where they are getting their funding from?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 10:20 PM (aZq03)

79 If Tyson or Nye were in charge of people in space...

They would hold them hostage. They would say "immediately do whatever I tell you to stop climate change and anything else I feel like, right this minute, or I'll make sure the astronauts come back dead!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:20 PM (u8kLQ)

80 My wife was heard saying for months before the Challenger that "they" will never let a teacher/civilian into space. For some context, she also told me emphatically in June of 2015 that Trump was going to be the next President.

Posted by: All Living Astronauts at January 28, 2017 10:21 PM (EdXI9)

81 It is time for Trump to start reviewing native american gaming contracts. You know, make sure everything is sacred and shit. Not one fucking dime from me. Fuck em.
Posted by: chavez
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The casino at the Cherokee reservation is undergoing a $200 million expansion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:22 PM (NBHj5)

82 Evolution, she says, has trained us into using orgasm and high sexual arousal as currencies.
Only when I get the lobster at the restaurant.

Posted by: elaine benes at January 28, 2017 10:22 PM (448Ss)

83 20 Joe Satriani rocks in the best fucking way. Seen him in person at least 3 times, G3.

Perhaps I'm so fond of him because I bonded during the most amazing sex I'd had in my life (up to that time). Flying in a Blue Dream album.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 10:03 PM (tHwdc)

Did Joe call afterward?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 28, 2017 10:22 PM (EnKk6)

84 Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Bill Nye
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Video of these two clowns prepping a launch....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TueALMuOi5Q

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 10:23 PM (aZq03)

85 Bacteria that are resistant to a particular antibiotic are common. But for many reasons -- agricultural use, overuse in the clinical setting, etc -- the number of multi-drug resistant bacteria is increasing.

Stop trying to kill us. #BacLivesMatter.

You human scum need to accept the fact that you do not deserve to be healthy.

Posted by: Sal Monella at January 28, 2017 10:23 PM (rH4JY)

86 Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 10:20 PM (aZq03)

Silly commenter
Russians bad
Goat fuckers good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:23 PM (voOPb)

87 The story about Melania and the military ball is just so sweet.

Posted by: IC at January 28, 2017 10:23 PM (gcme+)

88

Casualties in the space program, in contrast to maritime disasters at sea...

In the space program, loosing crew was a huge public relations disaster, and everyone opposed to the huge waste of money spent for nothing while poor oppressed people of color were starving left government decision makers adrift with no good answer. Especially when those government decision makers had no idea what to do with the space program.

In contrast, everyone understood why they needed maritime commerce, and any loss of life was of less significance than the loss of commerce. Sure, there were scapegoats, but people still went to sea in ships for the money.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 10:23 PM (JIOfQ)

89 wait! so moslem refugees in the US went back home and now Trump banned them!!!

If you are a refugee why/how would you go home??



??


Posted by: Original Jake at January 28, 2017 10:24 PM (VBsKP)

90 Terrible currency. Neither fungible,[...]
Except for Lena Dunham. Hers is very fungible. That does mean having to do with fungus, doesn't it?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 10:24 PM (448Ss)

91 >>>You are about to board a rocket headed into space. Which of the following Scientists do you want in charge of the mission?

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Richard Feynman

Bill Nye

Posted by: Willy J. at January 28, 2017 10:17 PM (W6Ch1)<<<




I'd probably take Elton John over Neil DeAss Tyson or Bill Deny the Science, guy.


At least Elton is a rocket man.



Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 10:24 PM (eVNrz)

92 81: not on my dime. never again. i'll support Italian gaming from now on.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 10:24 PM (KP5rU)

93 Of all the space catastrophes we know about - and I'm sure there were plenty that will never make the light of day - V. Komarov's was the worse. They put him in a lethal spacecraft, and he knew he wasn't going to make it. Spoke with his wife from orbit before beginning re-entry. Screamed and cursed all the way down. Those bastards had an open casket funeral for him.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:24 PM (JkjZF)

94 Evening, 'rons. Been so busy lately. I hope you all are well.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 10:25 PM (+eR2D)

95
Video of these two clowns prepping a launch....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TueALMuOi5Q
Posted by: 18-1


There was an Ewok at the end of that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 10:25 PM (IqV8l)

96 Posted by: Sal Monella at January 28, 2017 10:23 PM (rH4JY)

Ever have Sam & Ella's Mayonaise?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:26 PM (voOPb)

97 NaCly: Some of the astronauts were alive until they hit the water. Every applicable switch that could help was activated. The pilots fought it all the way. Alas.

I always wondered about that. Because I was a young teacher at the time, to ease my own mind, I convinced myself they were instantly vaporized, from maximum joy to....eternity.

Posted by: booknlass at January 28, 2017 10:27 PM (8mO0Q)

98 88. Yep.

The legend lives on
From the Chippewa on down
& etc.

**hoists glass to the brave and daring**

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:27 PM (JkjZF)

99 Orgasms...Terrible currency. Neither fungible,[...]

well if you were a caveman what else would be entertainment?

Posted by: Original Jake at January 28, 2017 10:27 PM (VBsKP)

100 Spent the day at the Pres McKinley Memorial and Museum. Wreath laying ceremony, as it is the anniversary of his birthday (learned this is done each year for each past President). As he was a Civil War veteran, there was a re-enactor Firing party and a Civil War field gun.

Ceremony was intimate feeling. Mrs IMG, grandson the elder, and I stood about 12 feet from where the wreaths were laid. I did have to retrieve him from mingling with the dignitaries immediately prior to the ceremony. BG Strand represented President Trump. Took grandson to meet the gun crew afterwards. He now knows what a caisson is.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 28, 2017 10:27 PM (di1hb)

101 Did Joe call afterward?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 28, 2017 10:22 PM (EnKk6)

Joe provided only the music

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 10:27 PM (tHwdc)

102 93: I saw that. Fuckin barbaric. No words.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 10:27 PM (KP5rU)

103 LMFAO!!! This is fucking hilarious!


@KlayVolk

Hameed Darweesh The Man Just Released From JFK Says He Likes Trump. Look At @NydiaVelazquez 's Face pic.twitter.com/C3AWQqKxQt

Posted by: Pepe, sign the damn National Divorce Papers! at January 28, 2017 10:27 PM (oBJsb)

104 Wasn't that Volkov?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 28, 2017 10:28 PM (EnKk6)

105 If you are a refugee why/how would you go home??
***
Well, the Boston bombers went home even though they were refugees because Americans gave them a sad - also the danger of the police figuring out Tamerlan had murdered some of his drug dealing associates.

It all worked out though - they got radicalized and came back to kill the people American's just wouldn't murder.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 10:28 PM (aZq03)

106 It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong. -- Richard P. Feynman

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. -- Richard P. Feynman

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:28 PM (NBHj5)

107 Orgasms used as sexual currency, research shows
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Forget the trillion dollar coin guys - I think Rosie and her five friends can solve our debt issues!

Posted by: Krugman

Just like Krugman to not give a crap about hyperinflation!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 10:28 PM (448Ss)

108 97. Yeah - that was what made the whole thing even worse than it already was.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:28 PM (JkjZF)

109 Except for Lena Dunham. Hers is very fungible. That does mean having to do with fungus, doesn't it?
Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 10:24 PM (448Ss)


Each being very much the same and interchangeable.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 10:29 PM (BVxQW)

110 I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. Richard P. Feynman
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This is about me isn't it?

Posted by: Kneel Tyson at January 28, 2017 10:29 PM (NBHj5)

111 I suspect it is the over use and misuse of antibiotics in the third world where hygiene is unknown or very primitive that promotes bacterial resistance to antibiotics. It seems that every time a super bug first appears, it is in the third world. However, the press has propagated the idea that the first world is responsible.

Posted by: Locke Common at January 28, 2017 10:30 PM (3qOVv)

112 I was in 6th grade, taking a makeup math exam. They had wheeled the tv into the classroom to watch the launch...it seemed back then we'd watch every shuttle launch and this mission was super important because of Christa McAuliffe.

The shuttle blew, we were all stunned. I have no idea if I finished the exam or not.

I don't think we ever watched another launch again in school after that day.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 10:30 PM (+eR2D)

113 Of all the space catastrophes we know about
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there is a video of a Russian rocket blowing up on the launch pad as workers run for their lives, often running while engulf in fire. Of all the men visible in the video, only one makes it past the camera and his leather jacket is smoking.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 10:31 PM (JIOfQ)

114 However, the press has propagated the idea that the first world is responsible.

Yeah! Shame on us for sharing our first-world health care! Bastards!

Posted by: mikeski at January 28, 2017 10:31 PM (TXZ1v)

115 Hameed Darweesh The Man Just Released From JFK Says He Likes Trump. Look At @NydiaVelazquez 's Face pic.twitter.com/C3AWQqKxQt Posted by: Pepe
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Haw! Beautiful. Best part was the shocked look on the face of the harpy politician who thought she was gonna have her "moment."

Posted by: Biergood at January 28, 2017 10:31 PM (v8Lx/)

116 104. No, volkov was later. He died of asphyxiation - something went wrong with the valves or something. He'd had a good mission, by soviet standards, before that. Three weeks in orbit before the return, I think.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:32 PM (JkjZF)

117 Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 10:30 PM (+eR2D)

Hey Little Sis

You cranking out All Along The Watch Tower yet?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:33 PM (voOPb)

118 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 28, 2017 10:34 PM (IcT7t)

119 I was in my second year of law school when I heard the news of the Challenger disaster. I was numb. The phrase "Roger, Challenger, go with throttle up" before the explosion has stayed with me all these years.

Posted by: Locke Common at January 28, 2017 10:34 PM (3qOVv)

120 They always talked about o-rings being the culprit in the shuttle disaster. Does anyone have any idea how big the o-ring was? When I was in Tucson I saw a section of booster and the gaskets between the exterior joints were gigantic. Got me thinking it might not be something I usually equate to an o-ring.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 28, 2017 10:34 PM (1F6Sr)

121
there is a video of a Russian rocket blowing up on the launch pad as workers run for their lives
***
Is that the one where the head of the Russian space program threw a party on the launch pad to encourage the tech workers to hurry up...which caused them to miss a fuel leak?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 10:35 PM (aZq03)

122 Watching "The Player" on TCM. I'd forgotten how good Tim Robbins is when you allow yourself to forget what a leftie douchnozzle he is.

I love picking out all the Hollywood celebs in the background. Hey, it's Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 28, 2017 10:20 PM (EnKk6)


I love The Player. One of my first purchases on Amazon streaming video, many years ago. There are so many inside jokes in that movie, from Buck Henry pitching the sequel to The Graduate to all of the comments about tracking shots in the opening (which, I'm guessing, is actually the longest tracking shot in movie history), to a hundred others which I will not mention because *spoiler alert*.

For cameo appearances, you have Dick Mellen's party (look for Jack Lemmon playing the piano), then the breakfast scene at the restaurant (Charles Champlin with Burt Reynolds), and finally the closing scene of 'Habeas Corpus', where literally everybody shows up.

If I stopped watching every movie with a leftist douchnozzle in it, I would have nothing left to watch but Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mel Gibson. Which, if entertaining, would get a bit boring after a while.

P.S. Tim Robbins in The Hudsucker Proxy is also well worth watching. Not specifically his performance, but the movie in general. The Coen Brothers greatest achievement.

Posted by: HTL at January 28, 2017 10:35 PM (nWypX)

123 I blew out my o ring once. The doc fixed it right up though.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 28, 2017 10:35 PM (aZq03)

124 Hey Little Sis



You cranking out All Along The Watch Tower yet?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:33 PM (voOPb)

Not yet, big bro.
Did work out a rough version of the intro to Smoke on the Water yesterday though. Felt like a rock star.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 10:36 PM (+eR2D)

125 113. Bingo. I think Penkovsky mentioned the losses from a nuclear rocket accident, as well, although he has always been a bit spottynin terms of reliability.

Hell, I'm still not convinced Gagarin was the first in orbit. His landing has always seemed fishy to me. And I'm pretty sure they lost a few others before him.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:36 PM (JkjZF)

126 Stop trying to kill us. #BacLivesMatter.

You human scum need to accept the fact that you do not deserve to be healthy.
Posted by: Sal Monella at January 28, 2017 10:23 PM (rH4JY)

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That which does not kill you, makes you stronger. We've improved you. Show some fucking gratitude.

Posted by: Hugh Manity at January 28, 2017 10:36 PM (PqqkK)

127 They always talked about o-rings being the culprit in the shuttle disaster. Does anyone have any idea how big the o-ring was? When I was in Tucson I saw a section of booster and the gaskets between the exterior joints were gigantic. Got me thinking it might not be something I usually equate to an o-ring.
Posted by: Jinx
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The diameter of the solid fuel boosters, ~12 feet.

Posted by: Kneel Tyson at January 28, 2017 10:36 PM (NBHj5)

128 I was in my second year of law school when I heard the news of the Challenger disaster. I was numb. The phrase "Roger, Challenger, go with throttle up" before the explosion has stayed with me all these years.
Posted by: Locke Common at January 28, 2017 10:34 PM (3qOVv)

========

I was a College Sophomore in English class at the time. Our teacher heard the news, had a TV brought in and left for the day, as she knew Christa McAuliffe.

Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 10:37 PM (nkgRA)

129 I'd read that Feynman was once suspected of being a soviet mole in the Los Alamos project... I'd also read that, by Feynman's own admission, that he'd lent his car on a regular to Klaus Fuchs...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 28, 2017 10:37 PM (kP16F)

130 ok, who has a sad about moslems being detain from flying back to the US?



Posted by: Original Jake at January 28, 2017 10:37 PM (VBsKP)

131 My laptop/tablet (laplet? Tabtop?) got several major problems after lastWindows 8 update and I can't fix them, even agree repeated applications of the 5# rubber mallet.

Looks like I'll be out of biznez for a while.

Cells suk.

Well, I can still read AoS... fwiw.

Posted by: mindful webworker's cell at January 28, 2017 10:38 PM (ETyzE)

132 Err, on a regular BASIS...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 28, 2017 10:38 PM (kP16F)

133 The diameter of the solid fuel boosters, ~12 feet.
Posted by: Kneel Tyson

In all these years I never once had the size quantified in any report I heard... Thanks.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 28, 2017 10:38 PM (1F6Sr)

134 Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Richard Feynman

Bill Nye

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since Feynman is dead, i'll take him. He'll do less harm and be less irritating.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 10:38 PM (PqqkK)

135 The crew had emergency air packs in case of a launch pad evacuation. 3 air packs were recovered and they were turned on in a desperate attempt to breathe after the Challenger broke apart because of the aerodynamic forces on the orbiter when the SRB breached the external tank and explosion. They were alive after the explosion, Wether they were alive and conscious until the impact with the ocean will never be known.

Posted by: Alf767 at January 28, 2017 10:39 PM (qGI+A)

136 Hell, I'm still not convinced Gagarin was the first in orbit
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Ja - the commies were not zee first!

Posted by: Mondführer Wolfgang Kortzfleisch at January 28, 2017 10:39 PM (aZq03)

137
I suspect it is the over use and misuse of antibiotics in the third world where hygiene is unknown or very primitive that promotes bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Don't foist your colonial hygiene on us!

Posted by: Turd World at January 28, 2017 10:39 PM (IqV8l)

138 spell check is apparently not my friend

Posted by: Original Jake at January 28, 2017 10:39 PM (VBsKP)

139 ok, who has a sad about moslems being detain from flying back to the US?

Posted by: Original Jake
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It's as if you don't cair...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:40 PM (NBHj5)

140 18-1 at January 28, 2017 10:35 PM

The one I'm thinking about, the narrative goes : The General in charge wanted to show the techs working on a fuel leak how safe it was and ordered a chair brought out to the launch pad so he could sit at the base of the rocket and smoke his pipe while the crew worked to stop the fuel leak.


There was another explosion that destroyed the command bunker and killed all the chief scientists and technicians. That, it was said, was why the US was first to the moon. It took the Russians an entire generation to recover.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 10:40 PM (JIOfQ)

141 Agree?? After! Cells + autocuke suk*2

Posted by: mindful webworker's cell at January 28, 2017 10:40 PM (ETyzE)

142 I was stationed at Luke AFB in Glendale, AZ. I left my girlfriends apartment and went back to mine. I grabbed my checkbook and went to the apartment manager's office to pay my rent. When I walked into her office, I could see she was crying. She pointed at the TV and told me it had blown up. All of a sudden that beautiful sunny day wasn't so beautiful anymore.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 28, 2017 10:40 PM (jKUeC)

143 Don't foist your colonial hygiene on us!
Posted by: Turd World at January 28, 2017 10:39 PM (IqV8l)


you say___ I can't poop in the water??


racisr

Posted by: barak at January 28, 2017 10:40 PM (VBsKP)

144 106 It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong. -- Richard P. Feynman


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That's why we just do computer models

Posted by: Climate Scientists at January 28, 2017 10:41 PM (PqqkK)

145 Sure, you can have throttle up, but first you will...






(too soon?)

Posted by: Challenger's solid rocket booster o-rings at January 28, 2017 10:41 PM (eVNrz)

146 Don't foist your colonial hygiene on us!
Posted by: Turd World
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Hygiene is a cultural construct.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:41 PM (NBHj5)

147 110 I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. Richard P. Feynman
----------------


This is about me isn't it?
Posted by: Kneel Tyson at January 28, 2017 10:29 PM (NBHj5)

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and i'm the next guy

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 28, 2017 10:41 PM (PqqkK)

148 Gagarin was the first one to go into orbit and survive. I've heard the tapes...spooky.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 28, 2017 10:42 PM (n3MnG)

149 I remember the Challenger explosion very well. We were watching the TV feed in class then saw it blow up. We went outside to look, and you could see the residual smoke from the boosters and so forth. It was all very surreal.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2017 10:42 PM (0mRoj)

150 18-1 and Grampa, LOL!!!

Talk about a "D'oh!" moment.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:42 PM (u8kLQ)

151 >>>>Felt like a rock star.


Awesome
And
I'm jealous

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:42 PM (voOPb)

152 Ever have Sam & Ella's Mayonaise?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Yes. Or as I refer to it, my "summer home".

Posted by: Sal Monella at January 28, 2017 10:43 PM (rH4JY)

153 .it seemed back then we'd watch every shuttle launch and this mission was super important because of Christa McAuliffe.

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It always bugs me that she's the only one anyone seems able to name.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 28, 2017 10:43 PM (PqqkK)

154 Thanks for bringin' it, CBD!

I think the Challenger disaster is another one of those "I'll always remember where I was, what I was doing when it happened" moments.

Doublesuck? It's also the BH's birthday.

Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 10:43 PM (vUcdz)

155 The governor of the state of Texas visited my junior-high school on 28 January 1986. Shook everyone's hand in the morning. It just before the 11 o'clock period - science class - when rumours started flying around that there was a problem.

Yeah it was horrible. And the news kept replaying the explosion.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2017 10:43 PM (6FqZa)

156 You can get Sam & Ella's a a store right next to E. Coli's Italian place.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:44 PM (u8kLQ)

157 The Left is going monkey-nuts, batshit, baboon-ass, bull-cock insane.

I wonder if Turnip is trying to give 50 million people aneurysms.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2017 10:44 PM (DNPz2)

158 In elementary school, our art teacher was one of the semi-finalists for the ride on the Challenger. So we all sat down in front of the TV and watched the launch.

Yeah.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 10:44 PM (92kX2)

159 It's as if you don't cair...

..

Don't CAIR, really

Posted by: barak at January 28, 2017 10:45 PM (VBsKP)

160 Well, well, well.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 10:45 PM (sBOL1)

161 Awesome

And

I'm jealous

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:42 PM (voOPb)


Don't be.
It isn't like I know what I'm doing.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 10:45 PM (+eR2D)

162 It always bugs me that she's the only one anyone seems able to name.

Judy Resnick.

At the time my sister had a punker boyfriend who thought it was cute to make jokes about the explosion. I didn't think they were funny and told him so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:46 PM (u8kLQ)

163 Gagarin was the first one to go into orbit and survive. I've heard the tapes... spooky.
Woof! Woof! Arrrrr! Arrrrrrrr!

Posted by: zombie laika at January 28, 2017 10:46 PM (448Ss)

164 I see no ace here. Therefore ace does not exist.

Posted by: Yuri Gagarin at January 28, 2017 10:47 PM (rH4JY)

165 *hands out free Viton o-rings*

Too soon?

I denounce myself.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:18 PM (NBHj5)

*Checks The Weather Channel *

I'm OK with it.

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 10:47 PM (xT+ue)

166 I wonder if Turnip is trying to give 50 million people aneurysms.

Any help we can give 'Turnip'?

Posted by: t-bird at January 28, 2017 10:47 PM (kCDOM)

167 9. I was watching the launch on NASA tv. Saw the breakup live.

I was watching it in the lobby of Bldg 4 at the JSC. Hard to believe it was 31 years ago.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 28, 2017 10:47 PM (CHhLL)

168 Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 10:45 PM (sBOL1)


My, my, my

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:47 PM (voOPb)

169 Trump just signed a new EO....looks pretty good to me:

http://tinyurl.com/jo9asbz

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 10:47 PM (aZq03)

170 How much winning did we do today?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 10:47 PM (PqqkK)

171 Speaking of Italian restaurants...

I was at Olive Garden recently. Maybe I'm going insane, but the food there was much better than I've ever had before.

They *finally* have an actual spicy garlic shrimp appetizer that is absolutely delicious. I hope it's not just another limited-time menu add. And the chocolate baci cake... for a few minutes, I didn't need a girlfriend anymore. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:48 PM (u8kLQ)

172 It always bugs me that she's the only one anyone seems able to name.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 28, 2017 10:43 PM (PqqkK)


It was a huge thing to all of the teachers. I guess that rubbed off on us kids too. I do get your point though and I've made it a point to read about the crew and the explosion. The part about them possibly being conscious until the cabin hit the water has haunted me for a long time.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 10:48 PM (+eR2D)

173 >>>I wonder if Turnip is trying to give 50 million people aneurysms.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2017 10:44 PM (DNPz2)<<<

Think of how easy reelection will be without 50 million moonbats around. My victory would be yuuuuuge.

Posted by: POTUS D. Trump at January 28, 2017 10:48 PM (eVNrz)

174 I was in the service when the shuttle blew up. We were breaking track down to put on new track pads in the motor pool.

My sergeant told us to put that shit back together and draw weapons we are on full alert some one shot down the shuttle. Later when things calmed down they brought us into an assembly and showed us the tape.

Posted by: Big V at January 28, 2017 10:48 PM (+4gNC)

175 Gutfeld just ran the clip of Chelsea Handler saying she wouldn't have Melania T on her show because she (Melania) can hardly speak English. I wish I could find a clip of Dem congresscritter Nydia Velasquez (from NYC) at the JFK to-do today about Trump's restrictions on people coming in from certain mideastern countries. Senor Wences had less of an accent.
and remember, Keith Olbermann is the leader of the resistance, which means we win again. Olberman, The Wonderful And Talented.

Posted by: mallflower on the range at January 28, 2017 10:49 PM (b7fwp)

176
Any help we can give 'Turnip'?
Posted by: t-bird


When he grows up he'll be a rutabaga.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 10:49 PM (IqV8l)

177 148. His landing was weird. He bailed out of his capsule during descent. That was, well, odd, though it's possible the Soviets didn't intend the capsule to be able to allow a 'normal' Soviet space program landing. 5 feet 2 inches tall he was, Gagarin - Slavs are built sorta lean and short, for the most part.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:49 PM (JkjZF)

178 Multi drug resistant bacteria

as a caption for the Army weenie who danced with the President's wife is a low blow for this esteemed smart military blog. That is something Drudge would do.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 10:16 PM (JIOfQ)

Huh? The link for that photo is above the photo. There is a separator ( ***** ) between that photo and the next topic, as there are between all the topics.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2017 10:49 PM (LRVnP)

179 I saw the challenger blow while in HS

went into the AF and met one of the astronauts on it's kids

very moving

Posted by: barak at January 28, 2017 10:49 PM (VBsKP)

180 Actions now punishable by death under the new Trump regime:

- Driving to slowly in the fast lane of the highway
- Putting pineapple on pizza
- Two spaces after a period
- Using the term "woke" under any circumstances
- Listening to, or being a member of, Nickelback
- Membership in the Alec Baldwin fan club

...any others I've missed?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:50 PM (u8kLQ)

181 I was a junior in college the day the space shuttle blew up. It was a beautiful sunny crisp day in Oxford Ohio and as I was walking back from class a complete stranger passed me and said the space shuttle blew up. We watched the tv for hours in the common room. So sad.

Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at January 28, 2017 10:50 PM (FSETn)

182 off! sock!

Posted by: Original Jake at January 28, 2017 10:50 PM (VBsKP)

183 Membership in the Alec Baldwin fan club
___
At least my fucking daughter will be safe.

Posted by: Alec Baldwin at January 28, 2017 10:51 PM (aZq03)

184 Head & Shoulders.

Posted by: Just The Pumchline at January 28, 2017 10:51 PM (Z3wXf)

185 Initial stab at the 2016 taxes. Income up by $18,000 as wife rejoined workforce. Taxes up by $5,000

So i get to write Donald a big ole check for $4,000.

Think i'll work on my cheating some more.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 10:51 PM (PqqkK)

186 164. Heh...classic. although there's a dispute about that quote.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:52 PM (JkjZF)

187 The shuttle disaster never needed to happen. But, it did. Morton Thiekol never signed off on the launch in those tempratures Somebody signed off on lighting that candle. Doesn't matter. Beauracracy never screws up. This country has a things hiding just like Russia. The only thing to say is, Godspeed. Once government took space travel away from people that knew things, it was doomed. Muslim Outreach anyone?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 10:53 PM (KP5rU)

188 Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 10:51 PM (PqqkK)

It's futile
Posted by: Lois Learner & The Alien Guy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:53 PM (voOPb)

189 The casino at the Cherokee reservation is undergoing a $200 million expansion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:22 PM (NBHj5)

New felt for the Table of Tears?

Posted by: some busted gambler at January 28, 2017 10:53 PM (LRVnP)

190
I continue to forget that The Horde is populated by children. I'm encouraged.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:53 PM (NBHj5)

191 Have I posted a link to the pic of my LP? I can't remember.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 10:53 PM (+eR2D)

192 I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. Richard P. Feynman

How do you feel about non-scientists looking at pseudo scientific problems? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Al Gore at January 28, 2017 10:53 PM (rH4JY)

193 180 Actions now punishable by death under the new Trump regime:

- Driving to slowly in the fast lane of the highway
- Putting pineapple on pizza
- Two spaces after a period
- Using the term "woke" under any circumstances
- Listening to, or being a member of, Nickelback
- Membership in the Alec Baldwin fan club

...any others I've missed?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:50 PM (u8kLQ)

--I woke up at 11 today.

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 10:54 PM (GsAUU)

194 You'll love our great new Andrew Jackson suites!!!

Posted by: Cherokee Casinos, Inc. at January 28, 2017 10:54 PM (u8kLQ)

195 At least Elton is a rocket man.



Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 10:24 PM (eVNrz)

Except on weekends.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2017 10:54 PM (LRVnP)

196 Took grandson to meet the gun crew afterwards. He now knows what a caisson is.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 28, 2017 10:27 PM


Does he now sing "For it's hi-hi-hee"?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 28, 2017 10:55 PM (DMUuz)

197 To be fair, 2016 is TFG's tax regime.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 10:55 PM (448Ss)

198 You cranking out All Along The Watch Tower yet?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:33 PM (voOPb)

Thanks for the inspiration, listening on the utubez now.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 10:55 PM (tHwdc)

199 I continue to forget that The Horde is populated by children. I'm encouraged.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017
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Word. Some guy this morning was saying he was in kindergarten when it happened. Friggin' kindergarten.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 10:56 PM (sBOL1)

200 98 You cranking out All Along The Watch Tower yet?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 10:33 PM (voOPb)

Thanks for the inspiration, listening on the utubez now.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 10:55 PM (tHwdc)

Will listen. Appropriate for these times.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:57 PM (nQ10o)

201 The crew compartment of Challenger held together all the way to the ocean surface. It was built tough.

They looked at amount of air withdrawn from the air packs, and some were still alive until they hit.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 28, 2017 10:57 PM (u82oZ)

202 Can't believe it's been 31 years. Damn.

and every once in a while I go peek at d-kos, just to see what they are obsessing about at the moment. They are all losing their damn minds tonight over Trump's immigration orders. I mean they've been deranged ever since the election, but tonight the mania is like nothing they've done yet.

I just keep wondering, how are they gonna keep this up without blowing a vein in the brains? It's unreal.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2017 10:57 PM (V2Yro)

203 that FedEx delivery driver who stopped a US flag from being burned is bad ass.

plus Fed Ex will not punish him

usa,usa,usa

Posted by: Original Jake at January 28, 2017 10:57 PM (VBsKP)

204
You cranking out All Along The Watch Tower yet?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


You betcha!

Posted by: Jehova's Witness at January 28, 2017 10:58 PM (IqV8l)

205 170. Winning? At the angel-clan's new year get-together - attended by self and kiddos - #1 son saluted the Colonel spontaneously. Colonel called me 'son' in conversation over scotch and cigars.

Too much winning. Thanks, Mr. Trump!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:58 PM (JkjZF)

206
I continue to forget that The Horde is populated by children

----

At first glance that seemed kinda insulting; children, childish behavior, but I see what you mean.

I am always surprised to see just how many really old geezers get in here and opine on everything, including pop culture.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 10:58 PM (JIOfQ)

207 Initial stab at the 2016 taxes. Income up by $18,000 as wife rejoined workforce. Taxes up by $5,000

So i get to write Donald a big ole check for $4,000.

Think i'll work on my cheating some more.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 10:51 PM (PqqkK)

Nice tax bracket you're in there.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 28, 2017 10:58 PM (D2vc1)

208 180 Actions now punishable by death under the new Trump regime:

- Driving to slowly in the fast lane of the highway
- Putting pineapple on pizza
- Two spaces after a period
- Using the term "woke" under any circumstances
- Listening to, or being a member of, Nickelback
- Membership in the Alec Baldwin fan club

...any others I've missed?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:50 PM (u8kLQ)

Posting pictures of your food on the internet
Putting carrots in chili

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (4ErVI)

209 >>>Word. Some guy this morning was saying he was in kindergarten when it happened. Friggin' kindergarten.





Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 10:56 PM (sBOL1)<<<

I was in first grade (6 yrs old). Got out of school early, grandparents had to pick me and my brother up because mother was at work. Watched it over and over on the news that day.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (eVNrz)

210 Word. Some guy this morning was saying he was in kindergarten when it happened. Friggin' kindergarten.

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

Well, I am encouraged that there are at least two generations here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (TqmC9)

211 193 180 Actions now punishable by death under the new Trump regime:

- Driving to slowly in the fast lane of the highway
- Putting pineapple on pizza
- Two spaces after a period
- Using the term "woke" under any circumstances
- Listening to, or being a member of, Nickelback
- Membership in the Alec Baldwin fan club

...any others I've missed?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:50 PM (u8kLQ)

--I woke up at 11 today.
Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 10:54 PM (GsAUU)

Two spaces after a period? That is correct in Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college public relations department.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)

212 Dack, LOL.

I forgot: putting peas in guacamole

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:00 PM (u8kLQ)

213 At least Elton is a rocket man.


Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 10:24 PM (eVNrz)


I see what you did there.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:00 PM (aMlLZ)

214 201: Yup. Read that. The whole story would be hard to take.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 11:00 PM (KP5rU)

215 >>>Think of how easy reelection will be without 50 million moonbats around. My victory would be yuuuuuge.

Popular & electoral vote Yuuuuuge

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 11:01 PM (voOPb)

216 I'd give Hillary a lot of spaces after her period.

Posted by: mallflower on the range at January 28, 2017 11:01 PM (b7fwp)

217 I know I may be late to the party, but I kind of want to share Bill Maher's rant on my Facebook page, because it's so good. Not the part of a madman as President. (Although Trump is a madman, but more like crazy like a fox kind of madman)

You know that when Maher is pleading with liberals to grow a pair things are in dire straits.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 28, 2017 11:01 PM (smD62)

218 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college public relations department.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)

Damn straight.

Posted by: Kate Turabian at January 28, 2017 11:01 PM (GsAUU)

219 Ladylibertarian, oh man.

I'm hearing that there are HR managers who will *throw your job application and resume away* nowadays, if you send in a cover letter with two spaces after a period.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:01 PM (u8kLQ)

220 >>>Two spaces after a period? That is correct in
Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college
public relations department.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)<<<

Deep dish pizza. Deep space formatting. Is there nothing "Chicago Style" doesn't fuck up?

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 11:01 PM (eVNrz)

221 216 mallflower on the range

Nevermore.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 28, 2017 11:01 PM (u82oZ)

222 But.. but... CATurday.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 11:02 PM (J5mC3)

223 Regardless on what I did, here are pics of my gear.

The Epi LP
http://tinyurl.com/zkweqw9


The gear...Epi LP, Fender amp, Fender acoustic in the back

http://tinyurl.com/hw7g4lm


Hopefully I don't end up in the barrel.


Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:02 PM (+eR2D)

224 196 Took grandson to meet the gun crew afterwards. He now knows what a caisson is.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 28, 2017 10:27 PM

Does he now sing "For it's hi-hi-hee"?


Heh. Not yet. Martial tunes are on the training schedule this summer, though.

Next year, we night stand by the gun crew. He wasn't ready for the shot, but his eyes lit up.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 28, 2017 11:02 PM (di1hb)

225 I was in school and just got back from lunch. The TV was in the classroom and on. It was playing the launch and the commentary was all about what happened and trying to make sense of it.
In the late 90's I remember that there was a rare nighttime landing and the space shuttle entered orbit at one end of the country and flew all the way across the US to land. You could see it's exhaust from horizon to horizon in central Texas. It looked like a blazing trail of fire. It was a very memorable landing for me.

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 11:02 PM (JNDQi)

226 Bit late to the party on this one, but:

DG Tyson, Nye and Feynman?

Keep Feynman at home and send the other two up in some scotch-taped space junk.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled at January 28, 2017 11:03 PM (Eynls)

227 218 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college public relations department.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)

Damn straight.


Oxdord commas and em dashes next?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 28, 2017 11:03 PM (di1hb)

228 Winning? At the angel-clan's new year get-together
- attended by self and kiddos - #1 son saluted the Colonel
spontaneously. Colonel called me 'son' in conversation over scotch and
cigars.



Too much winning. Thanks, Mr. Trump!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:58 PM (JkjZF)


AWESOME!!! "Son"?!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:03 PM (tHwdc)

229 The Commission was fine, but Reagan killed man space flight as a result and that was one of his biggest failures. Very upsetting to 80s me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2017 11:03 PM (39g3+)

230 When did two spaces after a period become not a thing?

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (D2vc1)

231 Word. Some guy this morning was saying he was in kindergarten when it happened. Friggin' kindergarten.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 10:56 PM (sBOL1)

---

small world

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (PqqkK)

232 an indifferent penguin, Chicago Style Vienna Beef hot dogs are da bomb. Steak and lobster should taste as good.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (u8kLQ)

233 Actions now punishable by death under the new Trump regime:

- Driving to slowly in the fast lane of the highway
- Putting pineapple on pizza
- Two spaces after a period
- Using the term "woke" under any circumstances
- Listening to, or being a member of, Nickelback
- Membership in the Alec Baldwin fan club

...any others I've missed?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:50 PM


While we approve of Number Five, we believe being a Biebliever should be on the list.

Posted by: Coldplay at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (DMUuz)

234 93 Of all the space catastrophes we know about - and I'm sure there were plenty that will never make the light of day - V. Komarov's was the worse. They put him in a lethal spacecraft, and he knew he wasn't going to make it. Spoke with his wife from orbit before beginning re-entry. Screamed and cursed all the way down. Those bastards had an open casket funeral for him.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 10:24 PM (JkjZF)


That would be Soyuz 1, in April 1967. The Apollo 1 fire was in January. It was the height of the moon race, and both countries had "go fever". They were launching spacecraft that were not ready for prime time, despite warnings and pleas from astronauts and cosmonauts.

The Apollo 1 fire happened during a ground test. The Soyuz 1 flight was the first time a person was killed during a spaceflight. It was preceded by two unmanned test flights that can best be described as "disastrous".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_133
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_140

So the Soviets said, "Close enough. Let's send a man up next time."

Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (sdi6R)

235 I was in first grade (6 yrs old). Got out of school early, grandparents had to pick me and my brother up because mother was at work. Watched it over and over on the news that day.
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (eVNrz)
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Isn't it past your bedtime?

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (sBOL1)

236 181 Obamaisacommunist

Hey fellow MU alum!

'81 here.

Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (vUcdz)

237 Saw Joe Satriani in Eugene in 1988 and then again in Salem in 2013.

If we ever got invaded by aliens and the only way to save our planet was to have guitar showdown between the alien's best guitarist and Earth's best guitarist, we would draft Joe to do the job.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks and his flaming boner of winning at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (18h+i)

238 Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 10:56 PM (sBOL1)

Language bluebell

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (voOPb)

239 - Putting pineapple on pizza
- Two spaces after a period


Ignorance is no excuse for this kind of post.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (39g3+)

240 That wasn't exhaust. That was the Shuttle itself shedding heat from re entry in its slipstream.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (d76uN)

241 Baby Sister Update:

[From her friend Roni, who lives nearby and visits often]

===

Hello to Joyce's friends and family,

I had a visit with Joyce this afternoon, and she also received a visit from friends, Lizzie and Gabby.  Joyce's personality really sparks when she has visitors and phone calls.  I find it best to visit for short periods and not to question Joyce too much, as it is difficult for her to communicate, though her understanding is good.   Best to ask yes/no questions and just "be there" for her.  Jorge is doing an amazing job caring for Joyce, Elle and all of the household tasks.  Nothing seems too much for him, and he provides "service with a smile!"  Joyce is getting around in a wheelchair for now, and is expecting to visit her horse and do some shopping with her husband and daughter over the weekend. Her Minnesota friends, Lynn and Lisa will be visiting with Joyce the weekend of Feb. 3.

===

As always, prayers most welcome.

And I'm sorry I bailed early last night and missed the opportunity to thank my Horde friends for their prayers and good thoughts. Please know that I can never say Thank You enough.

Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (vUcdz)

242 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in
Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college
public relations department.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)


That is part of H. L. Menken's style book for his American Mercury. That and capitalization of cardinal directions like North, and seasons like Spring.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (BVxQW)

243 There, moniker properly updated as I was moronized on the last ONT.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (Eynls)

244 205 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

Sounds very promising. Good luck and blessing on the entire tribe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (u82oZ)

245 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college public relations department.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)

--Manned space flight is a fucking waste.

100x can be done with robots, as with harvesting lettuce.

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (GsAUU)

246 >>>Isn't it past your bedtime?
Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (sBOL1)<<<




Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (eVNrz)

247 Language bluebell

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (voOPb)
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Sorry, Dad, won't happen again, I promise.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 11:06 PM (sBOL1)

248 228. Yes. 'Son, fill my glass,' he said. My kids were playing with his grandchildren at the time.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:06 PM (JkjZF)

249 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in
Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college
public relations department.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)

Using only one is heathen.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:06 PM (tHwdc)

250 if you were in kindergarten 31 years ago you are like 36yo today


is math wrong?

Posted by: Original Jake at January 28, 2017 11:06 PM (VBsKP)

251
Posting pictures of your food on the internet
Putting carrots in chili

---

Don't you WISH closing your html tags was there...

Posted by: The Barrel at January 28, 2017 11:06 PM (PqqkK)

252 120 They always talked about o-rings being the culprit in the shuttle disaster. Does anyone have any idea how big the o-ring was? When I was in Tucson I saw a section of booster and the gaskets between the exterior joints were gigantic. Got me thinking it might not be something I usually equate to an o-ring.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 28, 2017 10:34 PM (1F6Sr)


I was taking a physics class in college when the accident happened, and the professor had retired from NASA. He was pissed at the whole shuttle program because he felt it did nothing to explore the solar system, and that the boosters were unsafe. The liquid fuel booster was just fine, but the solid fuel ones were an accident waiting to happen.

His reasoning was that if there was a problem with the liquid fuel booster, it could be shut off, released and the shuttle could return safely. The solid boosters? Once they were lit, they were lit and couldn't be controlled.

He was a proponent of the Big Dumb Booster.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 28, 2017 11:06 PM (1JnAL)

253 Deep dish pizza. Deep space formatting. Is there nothing "Chicago Style" doesn't fuck up?
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 11:01 PM (eVNrz)

======

"Real" Chicago Deep Dish pizza is proof God loves and wants us to be happy with our culinary choices. Just like ketchup on hot dogs, which I just finished.

Don't know much about deep space formatting.

Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 11:07 PM (nkgRA)

254 Voodoo Child https://youtu.be/IZBlqcbpmxY



Getting deep into Jimi tonight.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:07 PM (tHwdc)

255 Using only one is heathen.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:06 PM (tHwdc)
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+100

This thread is making me feel old. Good night, youngsters.

And MisHum and Mike Hammer.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 11:07 PM (sBOL1)

256 @105

I just recently read about some country, Swtizerland? They said audits showed "refugees" were spending govt money to take vacations back in Somalia.

Posted by: Farmer at January 28, 2017 11:07 PM (o/90i)

257 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college public relations department.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)

Indeed, when I was taught typing, that's how it was done.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2017 11:08 PM (LRVnP)

258 - Driving to slowly in the fast lane of the highway
- Putting pineapple on pizza
- Two spaces after a period
- Using the term "woke" under any circumstances
- Listening to, or being a member of, Nickelback
- Membership in the Alec Baldwin fan club

...any others I've missed?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 10:50 PM (u8kLQ)

Posting pictures of your food on the internet
Putting carrots in chili
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (4ErVI)

-Not having a check ready to go at the Super market- this is why I always use the U-scan machines.
-Cucumber vodka
-Sports cars with automatic transmissions

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:08 PM (92kX2)

259 Two spaces is for typewriters because the characters all take up the same amount of space. All computer typing is proportional and only take up the amount of space they need just like (old-fashioned) typesetting in a book unless it's a special font made to take up the same space. You don't see the extra space in books because it's not needed to differentiate the way you used to have do with a typewriter. BTW, single numbers take up the same space so they'll align when they're typed in columns so a '1' and an '8' will take an equal amount of space. (The standard used to be having the numerals equal to the font's n-space.) Sorry, don't feel like Binging the real word for the opposite of "proportional type".

Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 11:08 PM (448Ss)

260 242 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in
Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college
public relations department.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)

That is part of H. L. Menken's style book for his American Mercury. That and capitalization of cardinal directions like North, and seasons like Spring.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (BVxQW)

Well that sucks. I'm too old to learn new tricks.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:08 PM (nQ10o)

261 I thought you were supposed to put two spaces after a period? Is this no longer the case?


Is this like "wut" is now a word? Which makes my OCD fire like crazy.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:08 PM (+eR2D)

262 Great baseball video, marred only by Joe Buck's voice every now and then.

I remember a couple of years ago during the Series when Fox's audio went out and they had to switch to Matt Vasgersian on the MLB feed. Sorry they didn't just stay with that if only to silence Jackass Joe.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 11:08 PM (J8/9G)

263 Wow, no love for Kate Turabian.

Who are you all?

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:08 PM (GsAUU)

264 Regardless on what I did, here are pics of my gear.

The Epi LP
http://tinyurl.com/zkweqw9


The gear...Epi LP, Fender amp, Fender acoustic in the back

http://tinyurl.com/hw7g4lm


Hopefully I don't end up in the barrel.




Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:02 PM (+eR2D)

Interesting color on the epi LP, the zebra pickups look good on that. How old is it?

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:09 PM (aMlLZ)

265 234. I still can't get over the balls on those guys. The Vostok launch vehicle had a fifty percent failure rate in testing, and still they went.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:09 PM (JkjZF)

266 The reason you put 2 spaces after a period is to make sure everyone reading knows that's the end of a sentence, not a comma, which is easy to mistake in small print and a lot of fonts. Its also standard and pointless to change, unless you're just changing stuff to be kewl and l337, not like those old people.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2017 11:09 PM (39g3+)

267 I was just explaining Joe Satriani to my daughter today. She's 11 and is ADHD-fixated on Deep Purple.

Federal Judge appears to block Trump ban, the first faceoff between executive branch and the branch that doesn't have a standing army. Has it occurred to any of the cognoscenti that this may have done in response to a credible threat to the US?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (n3MnG)

268 poppy from CNN is going crazy

Posted by: Dave Davies at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (M3DRt)

269 Language bluebell

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (voOPb)

Wait, friggin isn't allowed?

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (D2vc1)

270 100x can be done with robots, as with harvesting lettuce.

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM


What is the point of sending robots into space? Why bother if humans aren't going out there to climb that mountain, cross that sea?

Why bother, in 1620, to leave Merry olde England for the wilderness of the new world?

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (JIOfQ)

271 Putting carrots in chili should be a capital offence...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (kP16F)

272 240 That wasn't exhaust. That was the Shuttle itself shedding heat from re entry in its slipstream.
------
Yeah, I realized after posting I was wrong and it The the heat on the tiles from re-entry.

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 11:11 PM (JNDQi)

273 249 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in
Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college
public relations department.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)

Using only one is heathen.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:06 PM (tHwdc)

I do so agree. I admit I am very old-school.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:11 PM (nQ10o)

274 "Two spaces after a period"

Are you making fun of us?

Posted by: Women's March at January 28, 2017 11:11 PM (W6Ch1)

275 Actually, I wonder if any of you have noticed:

If you put up a post *right here* in this comment section, and you've typed two spaces after each period? The web software will shorten each incident to *one* space.

Here, watch. I'll type the following with two spaces in between, but only one space will survive:

Red. Blue.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:11 PM (u8kLQ)

276 As always, prayers most welcome.

And I'm sorry I bailed early last night and missed the opportunity to thank my Horde friends for their prayers and good thoughts. Please know that I can never say Thank You enough.

Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (vUcdz)




No thanks are ever required - we're pulling for you and Joyce and the entire clan, ibguy.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:11 PM (tHwdc)

277 We put humans into space to learn things machines cannot and will not. And, to teach us the limits of human endurance in 0 Gravity, to react to problems intelligently, and to find out what space does to the human mind. Since hopefully we're going out there a lot more in the future.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (39g3+)

278 If this thread has devolved to talking periods, I must say good day. Can't some shit be like, personal?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (KP5rU)

279 Federal Judge appears to block Trump ban, the first faceoff between executive branch and the branch that doesn't have a standing army. Has it occurred to any of the cognoscenti that this may have done in response to a credible threat to the US?
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (n3MnG)

I'd bet there are dozens of Prog scum judges foaming at the mouth for a shot at Trump.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (D2vc1)

280 The Apollo 1 fire happened during a ground test. The Soyuz 1 flight was the first time a person was killed during a spaceflight. It was preceded by two unmanned test flights that can best be described as "disastrous".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_133
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_140

So the Soviets said, "Close enough. Let's send a man up next time."

Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (sdi6R)

There were rumors of some unsuccessful Soviet manned flights, perhaps even prior to Gagarin. In one case, I think the crew were stranded in orbit when the retro-rockets could not be fired.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (LRVnP)

281 'Night bluebell.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (9Q5BJ)

282 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (39g3+)

Qdpsteve stepped in it deeply tonight .

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (voOPb)

283 Oxdord commas and em dashes next?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 28, 2017 11:03 PM (di1hb)


The Oxford comma is completely unnecessary keystroke, and should thusly die a much-deserved death. In every case where it is employed for (putative) disambiguation, a simple re-ordering of the items in the sequence would achieve the same result.

The emdash, on the other hand, is merely a very sensible (and simplified) rendering of the double dash, and should definitely have its own dedicated keystroke. For efficiency's sake.

Posted by: HTL at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (nWypX)

284 75 Actually, I wonder if any of you have noticed:

If you put up a post *right here* in this comment section, and you've typed two spaces after each period? The web software will shorten each incident to *one* space.

Here, watch. I'll type the following with two spaces in between, but only one space will survive:

Red. Blue.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:11 PM (u8kLQ)

Wow! Never noticed before.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (nQ10o)

285 Interesting color on the epi LP, the zebra pickups look good on that. How old is it?

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:09 PM (aMlLZ)


It's a 2016. The color is a limited edition. I saw it and had to have it.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (+eR2D)

286 Yup, this site shortened my two spaces to only one.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (u8kLQ)

287 Duty station was Ft Ord, CA. I was watching the launch while lacing my boots after PT, shower, and breakfast.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (di1hb)

288 Sorry, don't feel like Binging the real word for the opposite of "proportional type".
Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 11:08 PM


Is monospace the word you seek, Canuckosabe?

Posted by: Tonto at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (DMUuz)

289 276 miley

Thank you, ma'am.

Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (vUcdz)

290 Let's see what happens if you do THREE spaces:

Red. Blue.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (u8kLQ)

291
Is this like "wut" is now a word? Which makes my OCD fire like crazy.
Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm)


Wut about teh kitteh?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (IqV8l)

292 - Getting to the counter and only then deciding what you're going to have.
- Driving with your brights on all the damn time.
- Not turning your lights on at dusk or in heavy rain or fog.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (J8/9G)

293 Sorry, don't feel like Binging the real word for the opposite of "proportional type".
Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 11:08 PM (448Ss)


I think it is "non-justified"

Dad started out in newspapers and told me about auto-justifying Linotype machines.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (BVxQW)

294 100x can be done with robots, as with harvesting lettuce.
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Mexicans in Spaaaaaaccccce!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (448Ss)

295 Nope, three spaces is also reduced to only one as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (u8kLQ)

296 It's a 2016. The color is a limited edition. I saw it and had to have it.


Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (+eR2D)


Funny how that shit works. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (aMlLZ)

297 If this thread has devolved to talking periods, I must say good day. Can't some shit be like, personal?
Posted by: chavez
------------

*shouts incoherently*

Posted by: Ashley Judd at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (9Q5BJ)

298 If you put up a post *right here* in this comment section, and you've typed two spaces after each period? The web software will shorten each incident to *one* space.

It does that all over the internet. Reason? A very old one: storage is expensive and it was a way to save a little bit of space in the past. Not out of some superior stylistic idea or some change in technology.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (39g3+)

299 Good night everyone.

May your dreams be sweet and the sleep deep.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (u82oZ)

300 What is the point of sending robots into space? Why bother if humans aren't going out there to climb that mountain, cross that sea?

Why bother, in 1620, to leave Merry olde England for the wilderness of the new world?
Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (JIOfQ)

--1620?

Fuck that.

I'm a native Virginian. 1607.

In 1607 robots did not exist. Robots can probe the ethereal void, and do not require millions of dollars of life support, but can send a lot of information.

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (GsAUU)

301 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_140

----

The followup to Cosmos 133 was planned for 14 December, but ended disastrously. At liftoff, the Blok A core stage of the 11A57 booster ignited, but not the strap-ons.

----

Wait, strap-ons are supposed to ignite??? I want an Xhampster refund

Posted by: The Barrel at January 28, 2017 11:15 PM (PqqkK)

302 269 Language bluebell

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (voOPb)

Wait, friggin isn't allowed?
Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (D2vc1)

For you, fuck yeah
For bluebell oh no

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2017 11:15 PM (voOPb)

303 Actually, I wonder if any of you have noticed:



If you put up a post *right here* in this comment section, and
you've typed two spaces after each period? The web software will shorten
each incident to *one* space.


That's HTML doing it's thing. You can force the spaces to be included with "ampersand"nbsp.

Well, you can do it here if you have javascript disabled.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 28, 2017 11:15 PM (IcT7t)

304 284 75 Actually, I wonder if any of you have noticed:

If you put up a post *right here* in this comment section, and you've typed two spaces after each period? The web software will shorten each incident to *one* space.

Here, watch. I'll type the following with two spaces in between, but only one space will survive:

Red. Blue.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:11 PM (u8kLQ)

Wow! Never noticed before.





That is HTML and browsers. Multiple space characters get normalized to a single one. You need a special character to "force" a space.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 28, 2017 11:15 PM (di1hb)

305 >>>"Real" Chicago Deep Dish pizza is proof God loves
and wants us to be happy with our culinary choices. Just like ketchup on
hot dogs, which I just finished.



Don't know much about deep space formatting.

Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 11:07 PM (nkgRA)<<<

To be honest, I was really just kidding about the Chicago style pizza. I do like that. Actually, I'd guess I like most kinds of pizza. And hotdogs. Even those Especially those with ketchup.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 11:15 PM (eVNrz)

306 276 As always, prayers most welcome.

And I'm sorry I bailed early last night and missed the opportunity to thank my Horde friends for their prayers and good thoughts. Please know that I can never say Thank You enough.

Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (vUcdz)

Continued prayer for your sister and your family, ibguy.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:15 PM (nQ10o)

307 Miley, the dancing was such fun. They showed him the steps, and when he stumbled and fell, my girls were right there to pull him up and dust him off. When #1 son was about to start his kinzhal dance, he turned to salute the Colonel after drawing his blade. That's old-school - you used to always salute the oldest man before you started - don't know where he learned it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:15 PM (JkjZF)

308 Dad started out in newspapers and told me about auto-justifying Linotype machines.
Posted by: Kindltot
------------

Lead! Lead!
Run for your lives... we're all gonna die!

Posted by: The State of California at January 28, 2017 11:16 PM (9Q5BJ)

309 Kodos, oh wow! Agree with you. :-)

Lots of great adds to the Trump death list, people!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:16 PM (u8kLQ)

310 What if you put. Three spaces?

Posted by: Toad-O at January 28, 2017 11:16 PM (cct0t)

311 Using only one is heathen.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:06 PM (tHwdc)



I do so agree. I admit I am very old-school.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:11 PM (nQ10o)

I can't even stop it - always 2 after the stop. Always. The fingers just do it after all these years.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:16 PM (tHwdc)

312 *Well, I am encouraged that there are at least two generations here.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (TqmC9)*

My oldest son lurks here. Great kid!

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 11:16 PM (xT+ue)

313 Keep yer filthy mitts off my ellipses...even if I don't use them right.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2017 11:17 PM (qUNWi)

314 I was just explaining Joe Satriani to my daughter today. She's 11 and is ADHD-fixated on Deep Purple.
---

Yeah, I spent a number of years with an unhealthy interest in their guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.

Introduce your daughter to early Rainbow and Whitesnake. The really early Whitesnake has seveal Deep Purple members in the band.

/but you might not want to buy her the "Slide It In" CD for a few years.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 11:17 PM (J5mC3)

315 Wait, friggin isn't allowed?

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (D2vc1)

Only in the riggin'.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2017 11:17 PM (LRVnP)

316 Wut about teh kitteh?



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (IqV8l)


*twitch twitch twitch twitch twitch*

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:17 PM (+eR2D)

317 @300, are you blogging from 1607? Cause if you are, you should go long on tulip bulbs.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 28, 2017 11:17 PM (n3MnG)

318 Ah, a period thread!

Posted by: Sandra Flook at January 28, 2017 11:17 PM (Tyii7)

319 an indifferent penguin:

When I'm at my fave Chicago hot dog place, Mustard's? Yup, Chicago toppings. NO ketchup.

But if I'm enjoying the kielbasa at Costco? Ketchup all the way, baby. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:17 PM (u8kLQ)

320 What if you put...five? Or ten? What then?

I think we know. The government taxes them.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:17 PM (tHwdc)

321 306 Ladylibertarian

Thank you, as well.

I head down there a week from tomorrow to spend a few days with her.

The Caring Bridge I st up for her has exploded: so many people whose lives she's touched, offering prayers and encouragement. Such a blessing.

Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:18 PM (vUcdz)

322 That is HTML and browsers. Multiple space characters get normalized to a single one. You need a special character to "force" a space.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 28, 2017 11:15 PM (di1hb)


This iPad is not the boss of me. Dammit.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:18 PM (nQ10o)

323 Hash test.

Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 11:18 PM (nkgRA)

324 Sat down with our daughter -- 4yo? -- to watch Mr Rogers. Turned on tv & there was Dan Rather looking serious, with a model of the rocket on his desk. Before he said anything, my heart sank....

Posted by: mindful webworker's cell at January 28, 2017 11:18 PM (ETyzE)

325 Pixy abhors a space vacuum.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2017 11:18 PM (qUNWi)

326 I was working in a very cold sewing factory in Spokane, WA. Boiler was out and there was no heat. I listened to it on a small radio. They shut down the plant for the day, after we got our two hours in.

Just watched Team America, World Police. Very satisfying movie.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (Lqy/e)

327 263 Wow, no love for Kate Turabian.

----

memories, but no love

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (PqqkK)

328 There is a gigantic field in Nevada where they toss all of the leftover spaces.


While my spacebar gently weeps.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (tHwdc)

329 Apparently the guy who made Minecraft is not on the feminist bandwagon.

http://uberhumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/mxkVdkv.jpg

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (aZq03)

330 In 1607 robots did not exist. Robots can probe the ethereal void, and do not require millions of dollars of life support, but can send a lot of information.

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (GsAUU)

Yes robots did exist in the 1600s. They were called 'serfs' or the peasant class. The underclass.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (JIOfQ)

331 Joe Satriani is why I love humans!

Posted by: Mutt at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (ERQXV)

332 321 306 Ladylibertarian

Thank you, as well.

I head down there a week from tomorrow to spend a few days with her.

The Caring Bridge I st up for her has exploded: so many people whose lives she's touched, offering prayers and encouragement. Such a blessing.
Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:18 PM (vUcdz)


In the midst of your heartache, there will come beauty.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (nQ10o)

333 Hash test.

Is the hash any good?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (IcT7t)

334
If you put up a post *right here* in this
comment section, and you've typed two spaces after each period? The web
software will shorten each incident to *one* space.



Here, watch. I'll type the following with two spaces in between, but only one space will survive:



Red. Blue.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:11 PM (u8kLQ)


I do a lot of composing in WordPad for cutting and pasting to a variety of databases and programs, and I do that because posting from one system to another means I get to carry bits of formatting around too.
I learned to put two spaces after a period, and it does help visually if the auto-formatting doesn't dick with what I do.

I hate helpful formatting and helpful programs. I want to have the final say in what I write and how I write it.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:20 PM (BVxQW)

335 The Vostok launch vehicle had a fifty percent failure rate in testing, and still they went.

---

the KGB failure rate was much lower

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:20 PM (PqqkK)

336 shibumi, thanks! I'm getting back into Rainbow & Dio \m/

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 28, 2017 11:20 PM (n3MnG)

337 The ellipsis is underrated...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 28, 2017 11:20 PM (kP16F)

338 it seemed back then we'd watch every shuttle launch and this mission was super important because of Christa McAuliffe.
---
It always bugs me that she's the only one anyone seems able to name.
Posted by: Joe Biden at January 28, 2017 10:43

I was watching when it happened, we worked nights back then. Remember shouting out....come here, something's wrong.

Do you remember the sick jokes after? Only one I remember is:
Christa McAuliffe: Honey, you stay home and take care of the kids, I'll feed the fish.

Posted by: Farmer at January 28, 2017 11:20 PM (o/90i)

339 This iPad is not the boss of me. Dammit.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian
-------
Soon...

Posted by: The iPad at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (9Q5BJ)

340 Funny how that shit works. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (aMlLZ)


I was absolutely content with my acoustic and willing to wait to get an electric until I learned to be comfortable with playing. Then I saw this blue guitar and I was hooked.

Now I practice on the acoustic then hook up the electric and rock out for a while just for fun. Lucky for me, I have a good ear for music.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (+eR2D)

341 Robots can probe the ethereal void, and do not require millions of dollars of life support, but can send a lot of information.
Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM


To boldly go where no probe has gone before isn't exciting even to young, inexperienced green female humanoids.

Posted by: James T. Kirk at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (DMUuz)

342 A Federal judge halted part of Trump's order affecting people caught in airports and the "Tom Hanks Terminal" syndrome.

ACLU calls it a loss.

Trump will tweet: "Judge agrees with me! No terrorists can loiter in American airports! So much winning!"

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (fWLrt)

343 318 Ah, a period thread!
Posted by: Sandra Flook

But, unlike the mish March, no period costumes or instruments.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (Eynls)

344 328 There is a gigantic field in Nevada where they toss all of the leftover spaces.


While my spacebar gently weeps.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (tHwdc)


Okay--I belly-laughed at this one!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (nQ10o)

345
I!
SEE!
FOUR!
SPACES!





... wait, no i don't.

Posted by: Capt. Picard at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (eVNrz)

346 333 Hash test.

Is the hash any good?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (IcT7t)

--FAIL for lacking Trailer Park Boys reference.

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (GsAUU)

347 What if you put. Three spaces?

Posted by: Toad-O at January 28, 2017 11:16 PM (cct0t)

I see...four spaces.

Posted by: Jean-Luc Picard at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (LRVnP)

348 Do you remember the sick jokes after?

Yes, several. They weren't appreciated when I went to work at a NASA site.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 28, 2017 11:22 PM (IcT7t)

349 I hope I live long enough to see them put a permanent base on the moon.

Posted by: Toad-O at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (cct0t)

350 well, i guess that's it with the cat videos. can't say i didn't see it coming. gif then photo then zip, nada, nichevo, rien.

i warned, objected, protested, to no avail.

oh, well...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (WTSFk)

351 @DangerGirl, cool.

zZounds has such a great installment payment program, I'm considering getting numerous stuff just to play around and learn with it. Have been thinking of getting a basic Epiphone Les Paul and an amp.

I'd like to get a drum machine too. There's one, the Alesis SA-16, that's been around since the 1980s and is considered one of the best, and it only costs like $150 new (less used0.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (u8kLQ)

352 290 Let's see what happens if you do THREE spaces:

Red. Blue.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:13 PM (u8kLQ)

---

For the love of God stop. Are you trying to break the entire Internetz???

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (PqqkK)

353 335. Which reminds me of a whole slew of jokes - anekdoti. Just the punchlines of two.

"And the bear screams out, 'all right, all right, I'm the rabbit! '"

"Yes, and Comrade Colonel couldn't stop laughing."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (JkjZF)

354 If two spaces after a period is correct, why isn't it called "Queen's English style"? Why is it called "Chicago style"? Since when did Chicago become the center of English language scholarship that determined what the correct usage is? I'm calling BS.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (rH4JY)

355 In other news, if that Bad Man Trump denies federal funds to California for not obeying the law, California will... SUSPEND FINANCIAL TRANSFERS TO WASHINGTON!!

eleventy!!!

Which I think means that... no one in CA has to pay any taxes any more! State or local!

Kaching, people, kaching!

/spend all your money on ammo. then more ammo

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (J5mC3)

356 339 This iPad is not the boss of me. Dammit.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian
-------
Soon...
Posted by: The iPad at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (9Q5BJ)


You have a battery, buddy, and no means to charge it without me. STAND DOWN!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (nQ10o)

357 338 it seemed back then we'd watch every shuttle launch and this mission was super important because of Christa McAuliffe.
---
It always bugs me that she's the only one anyone seems able to name.
Posted by: Joe Biden at January 28, 2017 10:43

I was watching when it happened, we worked nights back then. Remember shouting out....come here, something's wrong.

Do you remember the sick jokes after? Only one I remember is:
Christa McAuliffe: Honey, you stay home and take care of the kids, I'll feed the fish.
Posted by: Farmer at January 28, 2017 11:20 PM (o/90i)

--Judith Resnick also died that day.

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:24 PM (GsAUU)

358 Do you remember the sick jokes after? Only one I remember is:
Christa McAuliffe: Honey, you stay home and take care of the kids, I'll feed the fish.
Posted by: Farmer at January 28, 2017 11:20 PM (o/90i

Head & Shoulders Shampoo.

Posted by: Just The Punchline at January 28, 2017 11:24 PM (Z3wXf)

359 What does this button do?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 28, 2017 11:24 PM (kP16F)

360 >>>When I'm at my fave Chicago hot dog place, Mustard's? Yup, Chicago toppings. NO ketchup.



But if I'm enjoying the kielbasa at Costco? Ketchup all the way, baby. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:17 PM (u8kLQ)<<<

**nods**

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at January 28, 2017 11:24 PM (eVNrz)

361 349 I hope I live long enough to see them put a permanent base on the moon.
Posted by: Toad-O at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (cct0t)

Amen. Although I would almost settle for a man on Mars. But a permanent station? That would finally be us getting off the pebble.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:24 PM (92kX2)

362 I think it is "non-justified"

---

that's for them heathens who only have faith.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:24 PM (PqqkK)

363 In 1986, NASA had gone almost 20 years without a mission fatality. The unspoken unshaped pernicious belief was that they had beaten all the factors of danger.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 28, 2017 11:24 PM (VdICR)

364 ... the decline and fall of the ont empire.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 28, 2017 11:25 PM (WTSFk)

365 "No bucks without Buck Rodgers."

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 11:25 PM (J8/9G)

366 350th!

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 28, 2017 11:25 PM (nDcc3)

367 buzzsaw90, LOL!! I'm already quitting, I don't wanna be embarreled the rest of my life. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:25 PM (u8kLQ)

368 Period test. How many spaces is this?

Posted by: Toad-O at January 28, 2017 11:25 PM (cct0t)

369 I hope I live long enough to see them put a permanent base on the moon.
Posted by: Toad-O at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (cct0t)


Amen. Although I would almost settle for a man on Mars. But a permanent station? That would finally be us getting off the pebble.
---

We're not allowed on the moon any more. It belongs to the aliens.

Also, it's not a moon, it's a hollow satellite that rings when you hit it.

/one of those statements is actually factual. Can you guess which one?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (J5mC3)

370 218 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college public relations department.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)


It's still correct for monospace (fixed-width) fonts, like with typewriters. For variable-width fonts, a single space after a period is correct.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (nvMvs)

371 zZounds has such a great installment payment
program, I'm considering getting numerous stuff just to play around and
learn with it. Have been thinking of getting a basic Epiphone Les Paul
and an amp.



I'd like to get a drum machine too. There's one, the Alesis SA-16,
that's been around since the 1980s and is considered one of the best,
and it only costs like $150 new (less used0.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (u8kLQ)


I bought an Epiphone LP and I cannot say a bad thing about it. Between it and the Fender amp, I can get so many different sounds out of it, it is really unbelievable.
It's a great way to relax and get some tension out after a long day, I'll tell you that.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (+eR2D)

372 I continue to forget that The Horde is populated by children. I'm encouraged.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 10:53

You need demographics on your side to win the war. I likie.

Posted by: Farmer at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (o/90i)

373 355. Who run Bartertown?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (JkjZF)

374 Which I think means that... no one in CA has to pay any taxes any more! State or local!
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I seem to recall people discussing this as an option in Texas a few years ago.

The liberal view at the time was this meant the government had permission to kill everyone in the state since they were in rebellion.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (aZq03)

375 Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (vUcdz)

So, speaking for me: No need to apologize.

Continued prayers for Joyce, you, and the family.

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (xT+ue)

376 ... first they came for the cat videos and i said nothing...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 28, 2017 11:27 PM (WTSFk)

377
We're not allowed on the moon any more. It belongs to the aliens.

Also, it's not a moon, it's a hollow satellite that rings when you hit it.

/one of those statements is actually factual. Can you guess which one?
Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (J5mC3)

I'm not saying it's aliens- but it's aliens!

Posted by: The guy with the Hair at January 28, 2017 11:27 PM (92kX2)

378 Spaces The Final Frontier

Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at January 28, 2017 11:27 PM (W6Ch1)

379 354 If two spaces after a period is correct, why isn't it called "Queen's English style"? Why is it called "Chicago style"? Since when did Chicago become the center of English language scholarship that determined what the correct usage is? I'm calling BS.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:23 PM (rH4JY)

Chicago Style was one of two style manuals (AP Style was the other) being used by institutional writers back in the day.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:27 PM (nQ10o)

380 You have a battery, buddy, and no means to charge it without me. STAND DOWN!
Posted by: Ladylibertarian
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Yeah, well, just keep messing with battery, and see what happens.

Posted by: Samsung Battery at January 28, 2017 11:27 PM (9Q5BJ)

381 DangerGirl, good to know. Thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:28 PM (u8kLQ)

382 The liberal view at the time was this meant the government had
permission to kill everyone in the state since they were in rebellion.
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So... we're good in Cali?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 11:28 PM (J5mC3)

383 325 Pixy abhors a space vacuum.

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then pixy will deal with space dust

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:28 PM (PqqkK)

384 OK, Hordelings, I am ready to hit the sack. Take care of yourselves and each other. Miss you all.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:28 PM (+eR2D)

385 I was absolutely content with my acoustic and willing to wait to get an electric until I learned to be comfortable with playing. Then I saw this blue guitar and I was hooked.

Now I practice on the acoustic then hook up the electric and rock out for a while just for fun. Lucky for me, I have a good ear for music.


Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 28, 2017 11:21 PM (+eR2D)

Having the ear is the majority of the battle. If you got that nothing will stop you. Its actually pretty smart to build strength with an acoustic, and then let fly on the electric. Those epi LPs actually play pretty good for the money. LP's are fun.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:28 PM (aMlLZ)

386 Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at January 28, 2017 11:27 PM (W6Ch1)

--Your cover of "Iron Man" sucked ass.

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:28 PM (GsAUU)

387 That was the thing about the Shuttle blowing up. because McAullif the teacher was on it, all these children were watching!
Posted by: booknlass

Which part of the terrible management calculus to launch.

Posted by: Jean at January 28, 2017 11:28 PM (2RVmA)

388 I lived in Clear Lake at the time of the Challenger accident. Went shopping after work and you could hear a pin drop at Kroger. Everyone looked dazed or empty.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 11:29 PM (J8/9G)

389 Is the hash any good?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 28, 2017 11:19 PM (IcT7t)

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Corned Beef baby....!

Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 11:29 PM (nkgRA)

390
380 You have a battery, buddy, and no means to charge it without me. STAND DOWN!
Posted by: Ladylibertarian
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Yeah, well, just keep messing with battery, and see what happens.
Posted by: Samsung Battery at January 28, 2017 11:27 PM (9Q5BJ)

Oooooo--you threatening me, Square-Screen?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:29 PM (nQ10o)

391 280
There were rumors of some unsuccessful Soviet manned flights, perhaps even prior to Gagarin. In one case, I think the crew were stranded in orbit when the retro-rockets could not be fired.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (LRVnP)


Yeah, there were rumors, and I think that's all they were. I remember reading an article about an Italian ham radio operator who claimed to have heard transmissions from cosmonauts stranded in orbit, but they were determined to be hoaxes.

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the records of the Russian space program have been made public, and while there were a number of close calls, there don't seem to be any fatalities that were covered up.

There was one cosmonaut who burned to death in an oxygen chamber during training. It's too bad that wasn't publicized at the time, as it would have served as a warning to NASA and might have prevented the Apollo 1 fire.

Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 11:29 PM (sdi6R)

392 I think it is "non-justified"

Dad started out in newspapers and told me about auto-justifying Linotype machines.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:14 PM (BVxQW)


No. Justified type means that the type on the right hand margin runs straight up and down, just like the left margin. The spacing between the letters and words is adjusted to achieve this effect.

The opposite of 'proportional font' is 'fixed pitch', which means that each letter occupies the same horizontal space. The way typewriters work ( I would say 'used to work', but I still have a couple of typewriters and that's the way they still do work).

Posted by: HTL at January 28, 2017 11:29 PM (nWypX)

393 I made a big batch of chili tonight (sans carrots, of course). Sitting here with a bag of tortilla chips and oh...my...gawd.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:30 PM (tHwdc)

394 The liberal view at the time was this meant the government had permission to kill everyone in the state since they were in rebellion.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (aZq03)

I am betting they would call things like that fascism now.

Also reminds me of the college prof from several years ago laughing at people saying that the 2nd amendment would safeguard against tyranny because the modern military would slaughter them with ease.

That's the point, asshole.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:30 PM (92kX2)

395 We're not allowed on the moon any more. It belongs to the aliens.

Also, it's not a moon, it's a hollow satellite that rings when you hit it.

/one of those statements is actually factual. Can you guess which one?
Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 11:26 PM (J5mC3)


I thought we were banned from Europa.

(stupid monoliths . . . )

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:30 PM (BVxQW)

396 --Your cover of "Iron Man" sucked ass.

It payed the rent.

Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at January 28, 2017 11:30 PM (W6Ch1)

397 Yeah we have robots do everything so we can eat and watch TV more.

Posted by: Bloated toad in a hovering chair at January 28, 2017 11:30 PM (39g3+)

398 Flyboy, which reminds me:

It will soon be corned beef & cabbage season again. I gotta try it one of these years.

I assume the best place to get some is in an official Irish-style bar place?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:30 PM (u8kLQ)

399 What shall we use
To fill the empty spaces
Where we used to type?
How shall I fill
The final places?
How should I complete the text

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:30 PM (PqqkK)

400 The things this country did in space. The brave people who accomplished all of it. Now, the face of NASA is the husband of Gabbby Gifford. Some fucking hero. Trading off that. So, he took a dump in space, kudos to to you phoney boy. Buzz Aldrin weeps.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 11:30 PM (KP5rU)

401 --Manned space flight is a fucking waste.

100x can be done with robots, as with harvesting lettuce.
Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (GsAUU)


Yeah, but once you take a dump somewhere, you own it.

The USA owns the Moon. Fuck what the UN and everyone else says. Armstrong/Aldrin took dumps and took ownership of it for the USA.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 28, 2017 11:31 PM (1JnAL)

402 Miley, mmmm ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:31 PM (u8kLQ)

403
The moon is not hollow and it does ring when you strike it.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 11:31 PM (JIOfQ)

404 Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the records of the Russian space program have been made public, and while there were a number of close calls, there don't seem to be any fatalities that were covered up.

There was one cosmonaut who burned to death in an oxygen chamber during training. It's too bad that wasn't publicized at the time, as it would have served as a warning to NASA and might have prevented the Apollo 1 fire.
Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 11:29 PM (sdi6R)

Didn't the records show that they were no where near ready to land on the moon? We were competing with ourselves.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:32 PM (92kX2)

405 Chicago Style uses two spaces and New York Style uses one.

Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 11:32 PM (sdi6R)

406 Night, Horde. Tomorrow morning I will be going to the first Tridentine Mass I've heard in some 50 years.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 11:32 PM (J8/9G)

407 Test. Test.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:32 PM (rH4JY)

408 I think it is "non-justified"

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that's for them heathens who only have faith.
Posted by: buzzsaw90
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No man with a good car needs to be justified! Login. ... Hazel: No man with a good car needs to be justified!

Posted by: Hazel Motes at January 28, 2017 11:32 PM (9Q5BJ)

409 341 Robots can probe the ethereal void, and do not require millions of dollars of life support, but can send a lot of information.

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WORD

Posted by: Nomad at January 28, 2017 11:32 PM (PqqkK)

410 Didn't the records show that they were no where near ready to land on the moon? We were competing with ourselves.

They weren't ready for any sort of real war either, but it gave us something to struggle against and try to be better.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2017 11:33 PM (39g3+)

411 391. The first rooshian spacewalk was almost fatal. The suit sort of ballooned up in the vacuum of space - the kosmonaut warned them that would happen ' and couldn't fit through the hatch. Crazy bastard did it at something like half an atmosphere pressure inside his suit. A third world tyranny with nukes and a space program - that's all the USSR ever was.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:33 PM (JkjZF)

412 Is monospace the word you seek, Canuckosabe?
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Yeah, although my beer-drenched memory was thinking 'monotype' as word for it too.

And 'justification' regarding your dad's typesetting experience is how much space you put between words when you want the type to be flush-even on both sides of the column or page contrasted with flush left or flush right (aligning with only the left or right side of the page or column). With the flushes, you can use a fixed space between words; with justified columns/pages the amount of space between words on one line of type will vary because the proportional spacing means that if there are alot more wide letters (like 'W') in one line contrasted with narrower letters (like 'i') in the next, then the spaces between words will have to be different. (Sorry that's not a great explanation but I'm in a hurry.)

When we did an assignment for my typesetting training class for the one week of using old, cold metal type from a California Job Case, I only got 18 out of 20 on the handset justified text sample because I screwed up the spacing between letters and had used two hyphenated word-breaks. Apparently it was possible to do the same piece (20 lines I'd imagine) without resorting to hyphenating any of the words. And, of course, when putting space between words you don't want too little space or it's difficult to differentiate between words; or too much space that leaves too much (evil!) white space between words.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 11:33 PM (448Ss)

413 I'd read that in the early days of the space programme, a plan to detonate a nucular bomb on the Moon was floated about... IIRC, there was some concern about unforeseen consequences of such a spectacle, which would be visible from the Earth -- I don't recall if it was offending the ROPs or pissing off mostly peaceful and undocumented space alien moon-squatters, whatever...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 28, 2017 11:33 PM (kP16F)

414 The USA owns the Moon. Fuck what the UN and everyone else says. Armstrong/Aldrin took dumps and took ownership of it for the USA.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's
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Planted the flag.
The question is closed.

Posted by: Hazel Motes at January 28, 2017 11:33 PM (9Q5BJ)

415 Oops.
/Fannery O'Connor sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 11:34 PM (9Q5BJ)

416 405 Chicago Style uses two spaces and New York Style uses one.
Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 11:32 PM (sdi6R)

Yes. I seem to remember that from the distant past.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:34 PM (nQ10o)

417 Manned space flight is a fucking waste.

100x can be done with robots, as with harvesting lettuce.
Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (GsAUU)

There are still things men must do to remain men, Doctor.

Posted by: Captain James T Kirk at January 28, 2017 11:34 PM (92kX2)

418 Costco and locally Waremart have corned beef. Actually any store will have it, it is not a hard preparation. You can make it yourself if you have the urge.

I used to make a form of it in the fridge or freezer with my seal-a-meal, ice cubes, meat and Mortons sugar cure.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:35 PM (BVxQW)

419 Planted the flag.
The question is closed.
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It is not he who plants the flag that claims ownership.

It is he who protects the flag, that owns it.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 11:35 PM (JIOfQ)

420 Does California untersrand how fast her banks would collapse without their Federal Reserve daily fix?

Trump needs to start refer ring to this as a nullification crisis.

Posted by: Jean at January 28, 2017 11:35 PM (2RVmA)

421 My first electric guitar, I left the stickers on for almost a year. Luckily it didn't have a residue when I wised up.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 28, 2017 11:36 PM (VdICR)

422 Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 11:33 PM (448Ss)


Left-right justification is unreadable, in my opinion. Horrible.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:36 PM (nQ10o)

423 I just got just about the last Liberal even associated with my page to kill a thread because I was making sense in the face of his hysteria.

Bwahaha!

Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 11:36 PM (nkgRA)

424 >>>Planted the flag.

The question is closed.

Posted by: Hazel Motes at January 28, 2017 11:33 PM (9Q5BJ)<<<

So, we own Mars too.

Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee at January 28, 2017 11:37 PM (eVNrz)

425 423 I just got just about the last Liberal even associated with my page to kill a thread because I was making sense in the face of his hysteria.

Bwahaha!
Posted by: Flyboy at January 28, 2017 11:36 PM (nkgRA)


Bravo, Sir!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:37 PM (nQ10o)

426 Amen. Although I would almost settle for a man on Mars. But a permanent station? That would finally be us getting off the pebble.

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It's a weird thing. I remember men landing on the Moon, but i don't know if my children will live to see it.

Posted by: Nomad at January 28, 2017 11:38 PM (PqqkK)

427
The moon is not hollow and it does ring when you strike it.

My favorite Star Trek episode.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 11:38 PM (IqV8l)

428 It sucks and blows that space is so hostile to life. Even talk of permanent bases on Mars is unlikely to amount to anything; the cosmic rays are not shielded by a magnetic field. Sad!

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:38 PM (Eynls)

429 Chicago Style uses two spaces and New York Style uses one.

Yeah but you can fold the New York Style punctuation into a sandwich and eat a slice that way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2017 11:38 PM (39g3+)

430 Test   test.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:38 PM (rH4JY)

431 Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 11:08

That makes sense, thanks.

but I'm too old a dog for new tricks. We shalle she, I'm always on the side of economizing.

Posted by: Farmer at January 28, 2017 11:39 PM (o/90i)

432 Ashley Judd uses two sheets between periods, you posers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 11:39 PM (KP5rU)

433 @404 Didn't the records show that they were no where near ready to land on the moon? We were competing with ourselves.
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They had a plan, and were working toward it. But they were still quite a ways from finishing it when Armstrong stepped off the lander.

Now the lefties try and claim that the Soviets never actually intended to go to the Moon.

Posted by: junior at January 28, 2017 11:40 PM (nsZ+m)

434 It's a weird thing. I remember men landing on the Moon, but i don't know if my children will live to see it.
Posted by: Nomad at January 28, 2017 11:38 PM (PqqkK)

It is kind of sad, but I am in the mass of humans who have lived when no man was walking on the moon. b 1975.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:40 PM (92kX2)

435 The USA owns the Moon. Fuck what the UN and everyone else says. Armstrong/Aldrin took dumps and took ownership of it for the USA.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's
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Planted the flag.
The question is closed.

Posted by: Hazel Motes at January 28, 2017 11:33 PM (9Q5BJ)


..and like they said in that commercial, left a car up there with the keys in it, because we'll be back.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:40 PM (aMlLZ)

436 AndyCanuck, yeah, dad talked about all that too, and I have read about using a composing stick and locking the frame down.
Dad used a linotype system and only hand set type for a class if I remember correctly

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:40 PM (BVxQW)

437 It sucks and blows that space is so hostile to life. Even talk of permanent bases on Mars is unlikely to amount to anything; the cosmic rays are not shielded by a magnetic field. Sad!
Posted by: Unsure if deplorable

Long term, we'll have to terraform Venus

Posted by: Jean at January 28, 2017 11:40 PM (2RVmA)

438 a-dios

Posted by: Original Jake at January 28, 2017 11:41 PM (VBsKP)

439 The opposite of 'proportional font' is 'fixed pitch', which means that each letter occupies the same horizontal space. The way typewriters work ( I would say 'used to work', but I still have a couple of typewriters and that's the way they still do work).

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this new learning amazes me

Posted by: Dan Rather at January 28, 2017 11:41 PM (PqqkK)

440 My favorite Star Trek episode.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 11:38 PM (IqV8l)

It is a good episode. They explored more with generational ships in the novels and in other Sci-fi.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:41 PM (92kX2)

441 @420 Does California untersrand how fast her banks would collapse without their Federal Reserve daily fix?
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There's a fuss being raised about the secession thing.

But none of my friends (many of whom are lefties) seem to be paying any attention to it. I've yet to see any evidence that anywhere close to a majority of the state is seriously considering it.

Posted by: junior at January 28, 2017 11:41 PM (nsZ+m)

442 G'night, friends.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:41 PM (nQ10o)

443 411 391. The first rooshian spacewalk was almost fatal. The suit sort of ballooned up in the vacuum of space - the kosmonaut warned them that would happen ' and couldn't fit through the hatch. Crazy bastard did it at something like half an atmosphere pressure inside his suit. A third world tyranny with nukes and a space program - that's all the USSR ever was.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:33 PM (JkjZF)


Alexey Leonov. That's a guy with loud clanking balls. He's still with us.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey_Leonov

Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 11:42 PM (sdi6R)

444 439 The opposite of 'proportional font' is 'fixed pitch', which means that each letter occupies the same horizontal space. The way typewriters work ( I would say 'used to work', but I still have a couple of typewriters and that's the way they still do work).

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Posted by: Dan Rather at January 28, 2017 11:41 PM (PqqkK)

Let him tell you about sheep's bladders...

Posted by: King Arthur at January 28, 2017 11:42 PM (92kX2)

445 "Ashley Judd uses two sheets between periods, you posers."

I'm generally three sheets.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's lover at January 28, 2017 11:42 PM (W6Ch1)

446 I still remember the soviet space stations. Freakin' things were like cheech and chong's vans thrown up into orbit - always leaking and smoking and random stuff breaking down.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:43 PM (JkjZF)

447 442 G'night, friends.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 11:41 PM (nQ10o)

Night, Lady L

Posted by: King Arthur at January 28, 2017 11:43 PM (92kX2)

448 I hope I live long enough to see them put a permanent base on the moon.

Posted by: Toad-O


I don't think that would ever happen. What if the life support system fails, and the backup also fails? The fact that the moon can't support life would always make it not worth the risk, except maybe as a prison colony.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:43 PM (rH4JY)

449 328 There is a gigantic field in Nevada where they toss all of the leftover spaces.


While my spacebar gently weeps.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

ha! good one, Miley!

and in New Mexico, there's a Very Large Array.

Posted by: booknlass at January 28, 2017 11:44 PM (8mO0Q)

450 The emdash, on the other hand, is merely a very sensible (and simplified) rendering of the double dash, and should definitely have its own dedicated keystroke. For efficiency's sake.
Posted by: HTL at January 28, 2017 11:12

I strive to be grammatically correct, well booze can interfere, but what the heck is an emdash?

Posted by: Farmer at January 28, 2017 11:44 PM (o/90i)

451 getting off the pebble.
Getting off the pebble? Like with stones up your mish?

Posted by: hillary (. ) (' ) at January 28, 2017 11:44 PM (448Ss)

452 100x can be done with robots, as with harvesting lettuce.
Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:05 PM (GsAUU)

There are still things men must do to remain men, Doctor.

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Fine. I'll go harvest some lettuce. HAPPY????

Posted by: buszsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:45 PM (PqqkK)

453 451 getting off the pebble.
Getting off the pebble? Like with stones up your mish?
Posted by: hillary (. ) (' ) at January 28, 2017 11:44 PM (448Ss)

Go back to sleep, Hillary!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at January 28, 2017 11:45 PM (92kX2)

454
I hope I live long enough to see them put a permanent base on the moon.
Posted by: Toad-O


They'd probably start throwing rocks at us down here.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 11:46 PM (IqV8l)

455 Listening to a little "why don't we get drunk,..... and screw." Nothing like the original, baby. Some Saturdays appear to be like that.

What is it about a cancer diagnosis that makes us want to rut like crazed weasels?

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 28, 2017 11:46 PM (cm1Bl)

456 Fine. I'll go harvest some lettuce. HAPPY????
Posted by: buszsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:45 PM (PqqkK)


Psst. He's talking about barbecuing and making cowboy coffee

Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:46 PM (BVxQW)

457 I still remember the soviet space stations. Freakin' things were like cheech and chong's vans thrown up into orbit - always leaking and smoking and random stuff breaking down.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:43 PM (JkjZF)


There is a show on TV, can't remember what it's called, something like declassified nasa files or some shit. They cover all the accidents and potential screw ups in space. Holy shit man, the Russians were out of their mind reckless.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:46 PM (aMlLZ)

458 em dash -- ALT + 151

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 28, 2017 11:47 PM (kP16F)

459 443. That's the one I was thinking of..... crazy-brave.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:47 PM (JkjZF)

460 A em dash is as long as an m is wide. Word puts them in automatically -- when you hyphenate a compound sentence.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 28, 2017 11:47 PM (VdICR)

461
Long term, we'll have to terraform Venus
Posted by: Jean

Bless your patient heart!

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:47 PM (Eynls)

462 - Getting to the counter and only then deciding what you're going to have.
- Driving with your brights on all the damn time.
- Not turning your lights on at dusk or in heavy rain or fog.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 11:14

Missed what you are responding to, but I think this fits.
-Old ladies waiting till they hear a total before digging in their purse for the exact change at the store.
-Old ladies who write out a check and enter it into the register before giving the damn thing to the cashier.

Posted by: Farmer at January 28, 2017 11:48 PM (o/90i)

463 448
The fact that the moon can't support life would always make it not worth the risk, except maybe as a prison colony.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:43 PM (rH4JY)


G'day, mate!

Posted by: Lunar colony inmate #113492 at January 28, 2017 11:49 PM (sdi6R)

464 this new learning amazes me
Posted by: Dan Rather at January 28, 2017 11:41 PM (PqqkK)

Let him tell you about sheep's bladders...
Posted by: King Arthur at January 28, 2017 11:42 PM (92kX2)

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no reference is too obscure for the horde mind

Posted by: buszsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:49 PM (PqqkK)

465 432 Ashley Judd uses two sheets between periods, you posers.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 28, 2017 11:39 PM (KP5rU)

My thinking is that she probably didn't steam her vagina enough and this is what came of that.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 28, 2017 11:49 PM (cm1Bl)

466 Psst. He's talking about barbecuing and making cowboy coffee
Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:46 PM (BVxQW)

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Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 11:49 PM (GsAUU)

467 Miley, mmmm ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:31 PM (u8kLQ)


I'm an acquired taste. Like gin.
And I put a bunch of spaces after that period.


Off to Nevada they go, where I hope they choke Hairy Reid.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:49 PM (tHwdc)

468 Farmer, Kodos was responding to my post listing all the things that Trump has now made punishable by death. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:49 PM (u8kLQ)

469 no reference is too obscure for the horde mind
Posted by: buszsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:49 PM (PqqkK)

No, I am just an idiot-idiot for movie quotes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:50 PM (92kX2)

470 "Long term, we'll have to terraform Venus"

And Probe Uranus!

Posted by: Bevis at January 28, 2017 11:50 PM (W6Ch1)

471 Long term, we'll have to terraform Venus
Posted by: Jean

I guess she might be easier to do that to than Serena. I'll buy tickets.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 28, 2017 11:50 PM (cm1Bl)

472 DO NOT GO TO TWITTER! Major freakout about the EO there. I had to block Pejman Yousefzadeh because he's gone full-on anti-Trump. Yowza. Let's hope the DoJ gets this temporary stay overturned soon.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 28, 2017 11:51 PM (1FhAQ)

473 Mars' problem is the lack of a strong magnetic field, right? Due to a much smaller molten core, not spinning as fast?

Kind of hard to fix that 'un.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:52 PM (92kX2)

474 457. Always have been, always will ne. There's a sort of peculiarly slavic mindset that combines recklessness and fatalism with a sort of dark optimism. Knew a bunch if GPW vets whose mindsets were like that - 'yeah, there's a good chance I'd get killed, but we're all going to die anyway, so why not? And it'll be all right, I'm sure.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:52 PM (JkjZF)

475 466 Psst. He's talking about barbecuing and making cowboy coffee
Posted by: Kindltot at January 28, 2017 11:46 PM (BVxQW)

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i stand corrected

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:52 PM (PqqkK)

476 I strive to be grammatically correct---well booze can interfere---but what the heck is an emdash?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2017 11:52 PM (448Ss)

477 January 28 is my birthday. I watched Challenger's launch and horrific explosion that day, along with millions of others.

I always feel a bit more, you know, thankful than I was before.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 28, 2017 11:52 PM (GzDYP)

478 DO NOT GO TO TWITTER!

I've never been to Twitter, so this isn't much of a stretch for me.

Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 11:52 PM (sdi6R)

479 As a member of the class of 1986, Clear Lake High School, that day was an epic suckfest.

Posted by: Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of Deplorable! at January 28, 2017 11:52 PM (b7AU3)

480 The actors in Star Trek TOS were so interesting, that even if they did a show about harvesting lettuce, I'd watch it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:53 PM (rH4JY)

481 Terraform Venus

Ewwwropa

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:53 PM (Eynls)

482 They'd probably start throwing rocks at us down here.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2017 11:46 PM (IqV8l)


Ever read Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:53 PM (tHwdc)

483 480 The actors in Star Trek TOS were so interesting, that even if they did a show about harvesting lettuce, I'd watch it.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:53 PM (rH4JY)

With Sulu, that might be a euphemism.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:53 PM (92kX2)

484 Staying at Mom's last night & tonight. The back bedroom which was mine in high school mumblety decades ago.

There's a squirrel or something in the ceiling. Heard it a moment ago, banged on the ceiling, and heard it scrabbling away. #winning?

Just going to close my eyes now
for
a
minute...

Posted by: mindful webworker's cell at January 28, 2017 11:54 PM (ETyzE)

485 DO NOT GO TO TWITTER!

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Don't need to. Just knowing there is mass hysteria over President Trump! brings joy to my life.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 28, 2017 11:54 PM (JIOfQ)

486 Next up, the nuances of the En!.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 11:54 PM (9Q5BJ)

487 Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:04 PM (vUcdz)

MU '81 here too!

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 28, 2017 11:54 PM (P8951)

488 473 Mars' problem is the lack of a strong magnetic field, right? Due to a much smaller molten core, not spinning as fast?

Kind of hard to fix that 'un.

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throw a few asteroids at it. Or wait for that moon to spiral in

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:55 PM (PqqkK)

489 Bertram @ 454 - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress?

Posted by: Butch at January 28, 2017 11:55 PM (hXu8T)

490 None of the Astronauts, Soviet or American, have died in vain.

With every mishap, every loss, every death, vital and important lessons were learned. Engineering improved.

And humility multiplied.

Confidence, bordering on cockiness is a necessary element of everyone involved in space flight. Those nameless hundreds who layout, splice, solder, seal and bundle the thousands of miles wiring. Who form, weld, rivet and finish acres of metals. That plumb the arteries and veins of life giving oxygen and water systems.

They're countless in their anonymity, but even the least of them has to be possessed of an absolute confidence, that what they're doing is the best that it can be done, not just their best, but the best that any human on the planet can do right then, and right there.

Yet, when the inevitable has sadly, happened, each and every one of those Engineers and Technicians has to do the hard thing, the gut-check, wondering if theirs was the fatal error, the critical mistake or failure to check that one, small, vital detail, that for a crew of likewise Supremely Confident Astronauts, was the hinge between this life, and the next.

NASA is but one element in a huge chain of what goes into each and every spaceflight.

It really comes down to prime contractors and subcontractors.

And finally, somewhere along the line, it always comes down to people. And sometimes, a person.

Who then have to live the rest of their days with that certain, dreadful knowledge that whatever they did that day, either in the factory, the clean room or the control room, sealed the fate of their launch, their capsule and so, the lives which were then in their hands.

I can think of few more sobering, dreadful and weighty responsibilities, than to be "sign-off" on a bit of work, a design, or even the orbital mathematics upon which ride even one life, much less a half-dozen or more.

The Right Stuff, is much more than an accurate descriptor of these people. It's also a massive, respectful understatement, withal.

"Where do we get such men?", Patton asked.

Same place as always. They're your neighbors, your friends, your classmates, sons and daughters, husbands and wives.

I think it's the same too, for the Russians. And it will be the same, when the Chinese suffer their losses, along with India and every other emergent spacefaring nation.

Pioneers gotta pioneer. Adventurers gotta adventure. And courageous men and women have to step out on the red carpet of fear, courageously.

Just as the law of the sea dictates that all mariners lay to and render aid to sailors of all flags, so must we all honor all who escape gravity in their thin, tiny and astonishingly fragile craft.

Truly, it is the only way to honor those that've gone before, and who've given their last true measure of devotion, in the doing.

And too, it includes their untold thousands who study, design, engineer and build their unique rockets and capsules and stations.

They're all pretty much at the Apex of what their nations can breed, educate, train and produce.

And rivals or not, it's an honor to have such worthy competition. We need it, in fact.

Champions require the Challenger.

May be we yet be worthy of her flight.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 28, 2017 11:56 PM (v5iqM)

491 Happy birthday, OldDominionMom!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:56 PM (tHwdc)

492 Ever read Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:53 PM (tHwdc)

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that's the shit! luvs me some Heinlein

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:56 PM (PqqkK)

493 heh. Blondie on Soundstage. She looks pregnant?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2017 11:56 PM (9Q5BJ)

494 I don't think that would ever happen. What if the life support system fails, and the backup also fails? The fact that the moon can't support life would always make it not worth the risk, except maybe as a prison colony.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:43 PM (rH4JY)

Make the Moonbase large enough, and it can be self-sustaining. Build greenhouses to grow crops, and to purify the air by recycling CO2 into plant tissue. Deals with the bodily waste issue, too. Oxygen could be "smelted" out of moon rocks, with metal also yielded.

Posted by: Jean-Luc Picard at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (LRVnP)

495 The actors in Star Trek TOS were so interesting, that even if they did a show about harvesting lettuce, I'd watch it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 28, 2017 11:53 PM (rH4JY)


Hell yeah. On the other hand, if star trek TNG lasted a few seasons longer they might have had the lettuce episode... being picked by immigrant aliens doing the jobs the federation was unwilling to do..etc etc

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (aMlLZ)

496 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress?

S&M SciFi

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (PqqkK)

497 Mike, from what year?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (u8kLQ)

498 Posted by: Jim at January 28, 2017 11:56 PM (v5iqM)

Thanks for this.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (92kX2)

499 The really sucky thing about Venus is her day being two Venusian years long. Not much chance of making her hospitable.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (Eynls)

500 Jean-Luc Picard at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (LRVnP)

Who's polishing your head these days?

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 28, 2017 11:58 PM (cm1Bl)

501 490. Amen, good sir!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 28, 2017 11:58 PM (JkjZF)

502 Make the Moonbase large enough, and it can be self-sustaining. Build greenhouses to grow crops, and to purify the air by recycling CO2 into plant tissue. Deals with the bodily waste issue, too. Oxygen could be "smelted" out of moon rocks, with metal also yielded.
Posted by: Jean-Luc Picard at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (LRVnP)

And hey, it would be 'Organic' farming.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:58 PM (92kX2)

503 496 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress?

S&M SciFi

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i've been a bad Asstronaut

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 28, 2017 11:59 PM (PqqkK)

504 I had to block Pejman Yousefzadeh because he's gone full-on anti-Trump. Yowza. Let's hope the DoJ gets this temporary stay overturned soon.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 28, 2017 11:51 PM (1FhAQ)

Damned Amish!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2017 12:00 AM (LRVnP)

505 499 The really sucky thing about Venus is her day being two Venusian years long. Not much chance of making her hospitable.
Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (Eynls)

The 462 C high and the atmosphere of sulfuric acid is no day at the beach either.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:00 AM (92kX2)

506 There's a squirrel or something in the ceiling. Heard it a moment ago, banged on the ceiling, and heard it scrabbling away. #winning?

Posted by: mindful webworker's cell at January 28, 2017 11:54 PM (ETyzE)

When my youngest heard that, but no one else did it turned out to be a flying squirrel nest. Cute! but needed to be relocated for incoming tenants.

Miley! Thanks!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 29, 2017 12:00 AM (GzDYP)

507 502. Heh....all local produce, too.

Lord, we'd be launching payloads for years just to get the needful up there to get a foothold. Still, doable, if the will is there.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:01 AM (JkjZF)

508 I wonder what the Visa ban will mean for the retiree Barack Obama.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 29, 2017 12:01 AM (n3MnG)

509 The actors in Star Trek TOS were so interesting, that even if they did a show about harvesting lettuce, I'd watch it.

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I seem to recall Yeoman Rand serving Kirk lettuce in an episode. But this seems less important now that i have typed it. (with double spaces)

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 29, 2017 12:01 AM (PqqkK)

510 I was at work when the Challenger fell apart. A friend called me and we went out for drinks after work - we were both so shaken up. The TV in the bar kept showing the crash so it's not like we were able to get our minds off of it. I still remember the horrified faces of the family and friends of the astronauts when they saw the disaster.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 29, 2017 12:01 AM (P8951)

511 The really sucky thing about Venus is her day being two Venusian years long. Not much chance of making her hospitable.
Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (Eynls)

The 462 C high and the atmosphere of sulfuric acid is no day at the beach either.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:00 AM (92kX2)


Perfect for reptilian liberals.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 29, 2017 12:01 AM (aMlLZ)

512 Although it would have been better if Trump's Attorney General had been confirmed when the order was given, though it may have been issued due to a threat.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 29, 2017 12:02 AM (n3MnG)

513 Lord, we'd be launching payloads for years just to get the needful up there to get a foothold. Still, doable, if the will is there.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:01 AM (JkjZF)

We need a better way to get material off the surface. Some kid will figure something out. I just hope I see it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:02 AM (92kX2)

514 .and like they said in that commercial, left a car up there with the keys in it, because we'll be back.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division

I can't believe how touching I find this to be. I didn't realize how much walking on the moon (I was 9) meant to me.

Posted by: booknlass at January 29, 2017 12:03 AM (8mO0Q)

515 It's incredible the advances that have been made by robotic spacecraft in the last 50 years. Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft that flew by Mars in 1965.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/___cat/html/mission_page/MR_Mariner_4_page1.html

Compare those photos with the New Horizons flyby of Pluto in 2015. Absolutely staggering.

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/images/index.html

In 1965, Pluto was just a little speck in telescopes. Practically nothing was known about it, and a flyby mission was out of the question with the technology at the time.

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2017 12:03 AM (sdi6R)

516 >>>The actors in Star Trek TOS were so interesting, that even if they did a show about harvesting lettuce, I'd watch it.
<<<




I don't know much about picking lettuce, but I can sure toss a salad.



Ohhhhh my!

Posted by: Mr. Sulu at January 29, 2017 12:03 AM (eVNrz)

517 #490 Beautiful comment, Jim.


+100

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 12:03 AM (tHwdc)

518 505 499 The really sucky thing about Venus is her day being two Venusian years long. Not much chance of making her hospitable.

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winter is coming

Posted by: Ned Stark at January 29, 2017 12:03 AM (PqqkK)

519 Mars' problem is the lack of a strong magnetic field, right? Due to a much smaller molten core, not spinning as fast?

Kind of hard to fix that 'un.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:52 PM (92kX2)

I expect the Mars rovers are gathering data on the radiation environment on the surface of that planet. It might be that future mars colonists might have to live underground, and only venture out on the surface to do stuff.

If you could bulk up Mars' atmosphere, that would block much of the radiation. There have been suggestions to bombard Mars with comets, or icy debris filched from the rings of Saturn.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2017 12:04 AM (LRVnP)

520 279 Federal Judge appears to block Trump ban, the first faceoff between executive branch and the branch that doesn't have a standing army. Has it occurred to any of the cognoscenti that this may have done in response to a credible threat to the US?
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 28, 2017 11:10 PM (n3MnG)

I'd bet there are dozens of Prog scum judges foaming at the mouth for a shot at Trump.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 28, 2017 11:12 PM (D2vc1)

This is why electing Trump was important. If Hillary had won, the judiciary appointed at the end of her 2nd term would have probably been around 75% leftist. In 2024, the Dems would have held the White House for 24 of the previous 32 years, and you can kiss the 2nd Amendment being an individual right goodbye.

Plus, this ruling only affected those who had visas and were already en route to the US or had landed in the US. Those who have yet to depart their country of origin are still barred from entering.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 29, 2017 12:05 AM (1JnAL)

521 Flyboy, which reminds me:
It will soon be corned beef & cabbage season again. I gotta try it one of these years.
I assume the best place to get some is in an official Irish-style bar place?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 11:30

Doesn't even have to be an Irish-style bar. Just ask around as to who has the best.

Tho it's tops at home, w/ some cooked taters, w/ taters and cabbage slathered w/ butter. Only time of the yr I eat cabbage, but it's great.

Posted by: Farmer at January 29, 2017 12:05 AM (o/90i)

522 Just going to the bottom of the list on Venus, Aetii, amice mei. You could presumably drain the atmospheric swap a lot easier than speed up its rotation. Screw it up royally!

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 29, 2017 12:05 AM (Eynls)

523 We can skip Venus and go to Mercury. There's a hospitable area between where it's -300 and +500 as long as you keep running.

Ultimately, our true enemy is the Sun.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 29, 2017 12:05 AM (n3MnG)

524 I can't believe how touching I find this to be. I didn't realize how much walking on the moon (I was 9) meant to me.

It's not a horrible song, but it's not worth getting choked up about: https://youtu.be/0Nt8dJ6rMZI (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 12:06 AM (IcT7t)

525 513
We need a better way to get material off the surface. Some kid will figure something out. I just hope I see it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:02 AM (92kX2)


Once we get colonists and basic supplies to Mars, they're talking about using 3D printers to make spare parts using local raw materials.

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2017 12:06 AM (sdi6R)

526 I can't believe how touching I find this to be. I didn't realize how much walking on the moon (I was 9) meant to me.

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Real American Fuck-yeah days. Still love listening to Armstrong on the first descent.

Don't worry, no one has ever tried this before...

Posted by: Ned Stark at January 29, 2017 12:07 AM (PqqkK)

527 Supposedly there is ice on the moon in craters at the Southern pole. That would solve one of the biggest problems living there, as it could serve as an oxygen source.

Radiation could be avoided by living underground, on the moon or mars.

Posted by: Toad-O at January 29, 2017 12:07 AM (cct0t)

528 I expect the Mars rovers are gathering data on the radiation environment on the surface of that planet. It might be that future mars colonists might have to live underground, and only venture out on the surface to do stuff.

If you could bulk up Mars' atmosphere, that would block much of the radiation. There have been suggestions to bombard Mars with comets, or icy debris filched from the rings of Saturn.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2017 12:04 AM (LRVnP)

A buddy and I in college while drinking one night were discussing having nuclear plants set down at the martian polar ice caps for no other purpose but to make steam. Probably stupid, but we were drunk and loved the idea of terraforming mars.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:07 AM (92kX2)

529 In an era when China builds islands in international waters at will, we cannot cede the Moon to any power which would take similar military advantage. Does anyone believe today's dictatorships would honor treaties in space any more than on earth?

We should honor Capt. Cernan by returning to the Moon, for science, for adventure and for peace.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 29, 2017 12:08 AM (Ndje9)

530
DO NOT GO TO TWITTER!

Do not go gentle into that bad net.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 29, 2017 12:08 AM (IqV8l)

531 Salad? My dogs are so bored right now, they are chewing on romaine lettuce leaves.

Golden retrievers are cheap dates!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 29, 2017 12:08 AM (GzDYP)

532 #490 Beautiful comment, Jim.

Yes, it is.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at January 29, 2017 12:08 AM (P8951)

533 I have read about using a composing stick and locking the frame down.
Dad used a linotype system and only hand set type for a class if I remember correctly
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I had forgotten the composing stick! Yeah, I remember using that.

And when a huge page or pages of single-character lead type was dropped or otherwise knocked out of place, it was called 'pieing' a job because all of the characters had ended up being thrown all over the place (like the 'pied' in 'pied piper' clothing)!

I impressed the interviewers at my interview at Canada's largest magazine publisher by mentioning the cold-type work we had done to familiarize ourselves physically with what leading, kerning etc. really meant as an intro to the course mentioning that I hadn't pied my job. One of the guys said once back in the old days he recalled all the hullabaloo when someone pied several pages of some big job.

Most of our phototypesetting course was using a machine run by a punchcard-style tape; that would print the results on special paper; and then be dipped in a type of wax to be cut up and pasted down onto a card board (paste-up); then it would be photographed onto a the metal printing plate.

I can't recall if we did anything about hot-metal processes. Probably not as it was a phototypesetting course that was about replacing hot-metal.

That's it for me tonight. See you late tomorrow.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 29, 2017 12:09 AM (448Ss)

534 Two spaces after a period? That is correct in
Chicago Style, which I had to learn in order to write for a college
public relations department.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 10:59 PM (nQ10o)


IIRC, that is straight out of the APA handbook.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 29, 2017 12:09 AM (jKUeC)

535 434 It is kind of sad, but I am in the mass of humans who have lived when no man was walking on the moon. b 1975.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:40 PM (92kX2)


That is sad. Trump needs to pull a Kennedy and challenge the country to establish a permanent moon base before 2025.

I always thought it was cool that my grandfather was 13 when the Wright brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk and lived to see all of the moon walks.

I never thought at age 12 in 1972 that I would see 2017 without another moon landing.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 29, 2017 12:09 AM (nvMvs)

536 We lost a lot of good pilots just making planes go higher, turn better and go faster. They all volunteered. I'm guessing the line is even longer for space flight.

Should we send robots? Yes

Should we send more human pilots? Yes

Different things can be learned taking both paths.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 12:09 AM (W6Ch1)

537 The really sucky thing about Venus is her day being two Venusian years long. Not much chance of making her hospitable.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (Eynls)

Hold my beer and watch this!

(wraps big-ass starting rope around equator of Venus)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2017 12:10 AM (LRVnP)

538 The USA owns the Moon. Fuck what the UN and everyone else says. Armstrong/Aldrin took dumps and took ownership of it for the USA.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's
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Planted the flag.
The question is closed.
Posted by: Hazel Motes at January 28, 2017 11:33

LMAO. Trump should issue an EO saying we own the Moon.

Sit back, pop popcorn and watch more lesftist heads explode. It would continue to distract from all he's doing to dismantle Obama's legacy.

Posted by: Farmer at January 29, 2017 12:12 AM (o/90i)

539 @537 Alberta

Wait, we back talking bout the planet?

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 29, 2017 12:12 AM (Eynls)

540 Satriani is good. Here's the Buckethead. IMO, even better.

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

Posted by: Hanzo at January 29, 2017 12:12 AM (2oBxT)

541 The really sucky thing about Venus is her day being two Venusian years long. Not much chance of making her hospitable.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 28, 2017 11:57 PM (Eynls)

"I told you to take the garbage out to the sulfur pit 180 hours ago!"

"MOOOOm, I took the garbage out yesterday."

Posted by: Venusian domesticity at January 29, 2017 12:12 AM (92kX2)

542 OT but this is something that's bubbling up and I'm wondering just how far it will go. California is talking secession, and now is talking about not paying taxes to the federal government.

If California wants to split up into several states, that's fine with me.

But we fought a bloody war over secession, and it's not a subject to be treated lightly or as a joke.

Just how serious are the democrats about wresting control of their own country away from the USA?

Posted by: Boots at January 29, 2017 12:12 AM (EBwPV)

543 BTW, I used three hyphens in my em-dash to make it look more like a 'real' typeset one as I can't use any of the special characters since one update several updates ago for Pale Moon.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 29, 2017 12:13 AM (448Ss)

544 It might be easier and more profitable in the long run to "terraform" the ME and large swaths of Africa... The only obstacle to overcome here is Islam!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 29, 2017 12:13 AM (kP16F)

545 Thanks Jim.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 12:14 AM (VdICR)

546 Just how serious are the democrats about wresting control of their own country away from the USA?
Posted by: Boots at January 29, 2017 12:12 AM (EBwPV)

I think this is all bargaining. They need the federal teat more than we need them. They have no desire to be in complete rebellion, they just want the perks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:14 AM (92kX2)

547 Mike, from what year?
Posted by: qdpsteve
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Says 2017.

I think that the cape that she was wearing just made it look that way.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 29, 2017 12:16 AM (9Q5BJ)

548 Another point about a Mars colony:

Objections have been raised that even with terraforming Mars, an artificially-created atmosphere will only last a few million years before it is stripped away by solar radiation.

But so what? 10,000 years ago we were hunting animals with spears, and now we're talking seriously about colonizing planets.

Mars is just a steppingstone. What will we be doing and where will we be going 10,000 years from now?

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2017 12:16 AM (sdi6R)

549 From what I've seen, we were so close in the late '60's to making real breakthroughs in space flight. Hell, we were working on nuclear propulsion because the Saturn V - never yet topped for payload and power - wasn't powerful enough for what we had in mind. Today? We hitch a ride with the Russians.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:16 AM (JkjZF)

550 Yeah, Dr. Feynman was pretty awesome. Pity we're stuck with lightweights like Degrasse-Tyson and Nye now, I'd happily trade both of them for just him.

Also, don't you just hate it when YouTube gamers who are clearly out of their depth dip their toes into politics. Jontron knows his stuff, but Byf seems to want to talk out his ass. For G_d's sake, if you don't know what the fuck you're talking about, shut the holy fuck up.

Posted by: Saber Alter at January 29, 2017 12:16 AM (YZ7Go)

551 police singing walking on the moon

Not tHAt one, Blanco haha.

MadMen did a cool job of embedding the moonwalk into their story line, don't you think?

Posted by: booknlass at January 29, 2017 12:17 AM (8mO0Q)

552 549 From what I've seen, we were so close in the late '60's to making real breakthroughs in space flight. Hell, we were working on nuclear propulsion because the Saturn V - never yet topped for payload and power - wasn't powerful enough for what we had in mind. Today? We hitch a ride with the Russians.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:16 AM (JkjZF)

ORION. Accept no substitutes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:17 AM (92kX2)

553 Mars is just a steppingstone. What will we be doing and where will we be going 10,000 years from now?

Working for apes. Which seems to be the direction my career is going right now.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 29, 2017 12:17 AM (n3MnG)

554 @451

And a Venusian Obozo could've gotten 4 days' work done while in office!

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 29, 2017 12:18 AM (Eynls)

555 CITY sized ships.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:18 AM (92kX2)

556 Thanks for the Jack Lemmon letter! It's a keeper. I forwarded it to a friend who's such a big fan of Jack's she married a man just like him...

Posted by: voiceover at January 29, 2017 12:19 AM (4XgZ/)

557 One can only guess as to how much our seeing our flag being planted on the actual freaking moon by brave human hands bolstered our personal pride of country.

Sans yoo-tube, vine or self-phones, too, I might add.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 29, 2017 12:19 AM (GzDYP)

558 552. Bingo. That sumbitch would have been all we needed. And the speed of the thing.......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:20 AM (JkjZF)

559 338 it seemed back then we'd watch every shuttle launch and this mission was super important because of Christa McAuliffe.
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It always bugs me that she's the only one anyone seems able to name.
Posted by: Joe Biden at January 28, 2017 10:43

The payload was TDRS 2 that gave us eyes in the sky. Russia wouldn't dare shoot down the shuttle with every child in the world excited about the first teacher in space. We were all on pins and needles leading up to the launch. When it exploded, we all assumed that it had indeed been shot down. Thankfully, that was not the case. It was a full year later before TDRS 2 was deployed.

She earned the right to be most remembered astronaut for that flight. She was a civilian and a much bigger hero than is widely known. She knew the risks and was an incredibly brave lady.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 12:20 AM (CHhLL)

560 We need John Oliver to get on TV and say that Trump cannot put a base on the moon. "I will laugh at your pathetic failure, because you are a joke and you should know your place."

Mars used to have a magnetic field, and when it lost it, it lost it's atmosphere. Then the water froze or sublimated.
So get the magnetic field up again, and that's the first step to terraforming.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 12:20 AM (VdICR)

561 Just how serious are the democrats about wresting control of their own country away from the USA?
Posted by: Boots at January 29, 2017 12:12 AM (EBwPV)

I think this is all bargaining. They need the federal teat more than we need them. They have no desire to be in complete rebellion, they just want the perks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:14 AM (92kX2)

Impossible to know before hand. It's all about ego, and egos get pretty big at that level. It's all about willingness, or will, to escalate to the next level. And it takes a few million people supporting the decision.

Look back to the seventies and the wars of "national liberation" all over the African continent. Cuban troops, and Russian Marxist-Leninists, and local leaders who want to take back their country from the White European Colonials. You can back yourself into a corner where you have to admit loss of face, or pull the trigger.

Posted by: Granpa Orden at January 29, 2017 12:20 AM (JIOfQ)

562 Holy shit man, the Russians were out of their mind reckless.


Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2017 11:46 PM


IIRC, they lost a couple of cosmonauts due to not issuing them pressure/space suits for the mission.

Posted by: otho at January 29, 2017 12:21 AM (lmIoG)

563 There's this network called Heroes and Icons that has Star Trek TOS on almost every day.

I passionately loved the original series, but haven't watched it in 30 years. So I've now forgotten the episodes.

First thought: OMG. They must have had so much fun doing this show, especially William Shatner. Today he's in the body of a hysterical woman! Now he's a mobster! Now he's kissing a green girl!

Second thought: Spock was kind of a douche. Yeah, he was a good person and all of that, but once and a while, you really wanted Dr. McCoy to just smack him.

Third thought: Dr. McCoy was kind of a Beta male I think.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 29, 2017 12:21 AM (J5mC3)

564 558 552. Bingo. That sumbitch would have been all we needed. And the speed of the thing.......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:20 AM (JkjZF)

I am actually surprised the Soviets did not try it. There were a lot of engineering hurdles, surely, but it was a pretty simple idea- that would work.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:23 AM (92kX2)

565 LMAO. Trump should issue an EO saying we own the Moon. Sit back, pop popcorn and watch more lesftist heads explode. It would continue to distract from all he's doing to dismantle Obama's legacy. Posted by: Farmer at January 29, 2017 12:12 AM (o/90i)

I've got a better one. He needs to test nukes on the face of the moon. Preferably every few hours for a day so everyone gets to see a US-made nuclear explosion.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 12:24 AM (VdICR)

566 But so what? 10,000 years ago we were hunting animals with spears, and now we're talking seriously about colonizing planets.

Mars is just a steppingstone. What will we be doing and where will we be going 10,000 years from now?
Posted by: rickl
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We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on. -- Richard P. Feynman

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 29, 2017 12:24 AM (9Q5BJ)

567 "CITY sized ships. "

Project Habakkuk (Ice Ships)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swUI5502KAY

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 12:24 AM (W6Ch1)

568 Never heard my dad's voice sound like it did when I called him at work that day. All of those people worked down the hall from him (he was an engineer at NASA).

I was at work, but no television sets were around. Someone found one in a conference room and was able to hook up to an outside station. I was a NASA kid, so it hit me really hard.

I remember seeing the icicles hanging off of the boosters that morning - there had been an unusual freeze the night before - and thinking they shouldn't go up, but that mission had already been scrubbed I think 6 times, and the public was getting tired of waiting to see the first teacher in space.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 29, 2017 12:24 AM (Saqzi)

569 562. Yep. Soyuz 7. They would launch men up with the capsule for life support, etc. A space suit is an engineering marvel.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:25 AM (JkjZF)

570 492 Ever read Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 11:53 PM

My Foundations of Politics professor assigned that as our first class reading. All to introduce us to the concept of TANSTAAFL (There Ain't No Such Thing As a Free Lunch).

No surprise -- she was as responsible as anyone for molding my conservative worldview.

Posted by: voiceover at January 29, 2017 12:25 AM (4XgZ/)

571
I've got a better one. He needs to test nukes on the face of the moon. Preferably every few hours for a day so everyone gets to see a US-made nuclear explosion.

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Have the craters spell U S A

Posted by: Ned Stark at January 29, 2017 12:26 AM (PqqkK)

572 Star Trek TOS... Like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZWaWrvJ7nA

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 29, 2017 12:27 AM (kP16F)

573 The payload was TDRS 2 that gave us eyes in the sky. Russia wouldn't
dare shoot down the shuttle with every child in the world excited about
the first teacher in space. We were all on pins and needles leading up
to the launch. When it exploded, we all assumed that it had indeed been
shot down. Thankfully, that was not the case. It was a full year
later before TDRS 2 was deployed.


Going to play the pedant here, because I worked at the NASA TDRSS ground terminal for seven years.

The TDRS birds are designated by letters, not numbers. We lost the second satellite, TDRS-B. It was replaced by TDRS-C.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 12:27 AM (IcT7t)

574 @571

Trump Moon!

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at January 29, 2017 12:28 AM (Eynls)

575 565. I think it was penkovsky who reported they did some early runs at it, but gave it up as a bad job because of the engineering challenges and, well, safety problems.

Heh...ever hear about our prototype nuclear powered cruise missile? Hell on earth, it would have been.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:28 AM (JkjZF)

576 The Wiki page for the old Project Orion spaceships, if anyone is interested:

http://tinyurl.com/92jaj37

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:29 AM (92kX2)

577 562. Yep. Soyuz 7. They would launch men up with the capsule for life support, etc. A space suit is an engineering marvel.


Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:25 AM



Da.... Overalls and ushankas are good enough for our heroic tractor drivers. If anything goes wrong, drink the vodka and hold your breath, comrades.

Posted by: otho at January 29, 2017 12:30 AM (lmIoG)

578 Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 29, 2017 12:24 AM (Saqzi)

Damn.That is awful.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 29, 2017 12:30 AM (GzDYP)

579 Star Trek TOS... Like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZWaWrvJ7nA
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LOL. I've never seen this.

Overacting+ fights+ hot alien women.

Yep. Star Trek.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 29, 2017 12:31 AM (J5mC3)

580 I always thought it was cool that my grandfather was
13 when the Wright brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk and lived to see
all of the moon walks.





Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 29, 2017 12:09 AM (nvMvs)

I walked that first flight path with Mr. D - it was uplifting.
No pun intended.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 12:31 AM (tHwdc)

581 535
Trump needs to pull a Kennedy and challenge the country to establish a permanent moon base before 2025.
Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at January 29, 2017 12:09 AM (nvMvs)


No, no, no. We need free market economics in space, not a government-centered "national pride" approach.

Apollo was a victorious battle in the Cold War, but it short-circuited a more organic and evolutionary development of space. That's what we need now.

"Exploration" has mostly been done by robotic craft. Now we need things like "development", "exploitation of resources", and "settlement".

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2017 12:31 AM (sdi6R)

582 >>>It is kind of sad, but I am in the mass of humans who have lived when no man was walking on the moon. b 1975.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:40 PM (92kX2)<<<



Don't worry. Pretty soon we'll have whalers on the moon.

Posted by: Luna Park at January 29, 2017 12:31 AM (eVNrz)

583
"CITY sized ships. "

The Starlost

https://youtu.be/HqA0S_-b_Rs

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 29, 2017 12:32 AM (IqV8l)

584 I've got a better one. He needs to test nukes on the face of the moon. Preferably every few hours for a day so everyone gets to see a US-made nuclear explosion.
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Have the craters spell U S A
Posted by: Ned Stark at January 29, 2017 12:26

I'm afraid w/ this president the craters will spell
T U R M P

posted by lifelong concerned republican: Blil Wynn

Posted by: Farmer at January 29, 2017 12:32 AM (o/90i)

585 The cartoon The Tick: The first episode, Chairface Chippendale wants to write his name on the moon with a laser. In the big scuffle near the end of the show, instead of stopping him just in time, he actually manages a few letters. For the rest of the season, every beautiful atmospheric night has "CHA" written on the moon.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 12:34 AM (VdICR)

586 568 Never heard my dad's voice sound like it did when I called him at work that day. All of those people worked down the hall from him (he was an engineer at NASA).

I was at work, but no television sets were around. Someone found one in a conference room and was able to hook up to an outside station. I was a NASA kid, so it hit me really hard.

I remember seeing the icicles hanging off of the boosters that morning - there had been an unusual freeze the night before - and thinking they shouldn't go up, but that mission had already been scrubbed I think 6 times, and the public was getting tired of waiting to see the first teacher in space.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 29, 2017 12:24 AM (Saqzbi)

It was one of the worst moments of my life. It changed the lives of both my husband and I. If you'll remember, everything was put on hold for a year. Even after the Memorial, the JSC was eerily quiet. I can't begin to express how depressing it was. After seven months of it, we accepted civvie jobs in another city.

We went back for the first time last summer. Nothing was as it once was. All of the contractor buildings had been replaced with neighborhoods. Even the streets had changed. The parking lots within NASA itself were near deserted. It was still just as sad to us 30 years later.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 12:35 AM (CHhLL)

587 @575
Heh...ever hear about our prototype nuclear powered cruise missile? Hell on earth, it would have been.
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I remember reading a short snippet on the idea a while back. Apparently it was one of those ideas that would occur to someone every so often. Build the missile, use a nuclear reactor to power it, and leave the reactor unshielded so that it would irradiate the enemy's soil as it flew to the target.

Only one little problem - how do you test it?

Posted by: junior at January 29, 2017 12:35 AM (nsZ+m)

588 "Don't worry. Pretty soon we'll have whalers on the moon. "

Will they be telling tall tales?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 12:36 AM (d76uN)

589 I think this is all bargaining. They need the federal teat more than we need them. They have no desire to be in complete rebellion, they just want the perks.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:14 AM (92kX2)

Completely disagree.

What they want is absolute power. They'd have had it if Hillary won. Trump messed up their plans, so they're gonna subvert the nation until they get what they want.

Or die trying, which is what I hope happens to them.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 29, 2017 12:37 AM (Jcg9Q)

590 Well, hell. I've got an 0600 alarm to look forward to. Hence, snoozeville.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 29, 2017 12:38 AM (v5iqM)

591 I was outside my house waiting for Columbia to fly overhead on its way to a FL landing. A very sad day as well.
************

My favorite Satriani instrumental, off of Surfing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI57QHL6ge0

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 29, 2017 12:38 AM (xpfRn)

592 Posted by: Jim at January 29, 2017 12:38 AM (v5iqM)

Night, Jim.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:38 AM (92kX2)

593 Here thar be space dragons.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 12:38 AM (VdICR)

594 No cats on Caturday? What the fuck!?

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 29, 2017 12:39 AM (ADIwO)

595 573
Going to play the pedant here, because I worked at the NASA TDRSS ground terminal for seven years.

The TDRS birds are designated by letters, not numbers. We lost the second satellite, TDRS-B. It was replaced by TDRS-C."

I've heard that. We called them 1, 2, and 3 for the third one that was to be launched back then. I don't know why the designation was changed. Do you?

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 12:39 AM (CHhLL)

596
"Don't worry. Pretty soon we'll have whalers on the moon. "


Call me Ishmael.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 12:39 AM (W6Ch1)

597 Completely disagree.

What they want is absolute power. They'd have had it if Hillary won. Trump messed up their plans, so they're gonna subvert the nation until they get what they want.

Or die trying, which is what I hope happens to them.
Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 29, 2017 12:37 AM (Jcg9Q)

My point is still: if they want to go, let them. Let them build try to build a socialist paradise again. I am sure it will work this time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:40 AM (92kX2)

598 Satriani is good. Here's the Buckethead. IMO, even better.



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

Posted by: Hanzo at January 29, 2017 12:12 AM (2oBxT)


You're utterly and irredeemably wrong, but that tune wasn't bad at all.

Satriani, on the other hand, eats Buckethead for breakfast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlDqpp5X6F8

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 12:40 AM (tHwdc)

599 587. Pfft! We tested the nuclear ramjet engines, believe it or not. The thing was doable and well within the tech of the time. Of course, a weapon like that would more or less guarantee an escalation of tensions. Low altitude supersonic cruise missile with multiple warheads and a endurance of months..... that would be a real world-killer, right there.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 12:40 AM (JkjZF)

600 I've been watching the coverage of the latest EO freakout... I think I've seen several bright red pussy hats in the mobs -- I wonder if this is becoming a thing...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 29, 2017 12:43 AM (kP16F)

601 My point is still: if they want to go, let them. Let them build try to build a socialist paradise again. I am sure it will work this time.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 12:40 AM (92kX2)

They're going to try and build it on our dead bodies. Unacceptable.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 29, 2017 12:44 AM (Jcg9Q)

602 Which I think means that... no one in CA has to pay any taxes any more! State or local!

Kaching, people, kaching!

/spend all your money on ammo. then more ammo

Posted by: shibumi


One of the most consistent upheld legal structures is the supreme power of the Fed to collect taxes.

Even the 9th Circus is going to tell Moonbeam to get stuffed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 29, 2017 12:46 AM (DNPz2)

603 @597 My point is still: if they want to go, let them. Let them build try to build a socialist paradise again. I am sure it will work this time.
---------------

Problem is, you've got a lot of people who aren't on the coast who are conservative, and even a lot of people on the coast who are conservative (just a lot more on the coast who are progs).

But as I've said here repeatedly, I've yet to see any evidence that there's actually the required amount of support behind it.

Posted by: junior at January 29, 2017 12:47 AM (nsZ+m)

604 Poor sweet Cannibal Bob has been banned again. He watched Challenger explode not understanding what he was seeing. It wasn't until a co-worker ran out to tell him that all lives were lost that he grasped what he had just witnessed. Bless the crew.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob's Girl at January 29, 2017 12:47 AM (BB1en)

605
It will soon be corned beef & cabbage season again. I gotta try it one of these years.

I assume the best place to get some is in an official Irish-style bar place?
Posted by: qdpsteve


Total gamble on that. Food at 'irish' bars in the US can be decent but shitty food is more common.

Best to cook it yourself. If you have a slow-cooker, it's impossible to fuck up.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 29, 2017 12:48 AM (DNPz2)

606 573
Going to play the pedant here, because I worked at the NASA TDRSS ground terminal for seven years.

The TDRS birds are designated by letters, not numbers. We lost the second satellite, TDRS-B. It was replaced by TDRS-C."

Just occurred to me. Maybe they changed the designation because they lost 2 on the Challenger. We left before they launched the replacement, and I supposed the third one that was planned that would have been the fourth. Dunno, but that's what they called them when I was there.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 12:49 AM (CHhLL)

607 I'm disappointed in Judge Jeanine. She keeps referring to a stay of Trump's EO on immigration from 7 countries. STOP referring to it as a ban on 7 Muslim majority countries. Refer to it as a ban on immigration from 7 states that sponsor terrorism.

Do don't win the war by ceding the terminology to the other side. She's not as bright as I thought she was.

And it's only a stay on those w/ green cards, who are already being vetted anyway and 2 have been released. The media is playing BS w/ this.

Posted by: Farmer at January 29, 2017 12:49 AM (o/90i)

608 I've heard that. We called them 1, 2, and 3 for the third one that was
to be launched back then. I don't know why the designation was changed.
Do you?


Wiki entry says this:

Note: while a TDRSS satellite is in the manufacturing process it is
given a letter designation, but once it has successfully achieved the
correct geosynchronous orbit it is referred to with a number (for
example, TDRS-A during development and before on-orbit acceptance, and
TDRS-1 after acceptance on orbit and put into operational use). Thus,
satellites that are lost in launch failures or have massive malfunctions
are never numbered.


The entire time I worked there we referred to the various birds by letter designator, never by number. This was true locally or when talking to GSFC. So it's possible that using the numbers is part of the official documentation somewhere, but nobody does it in practice. 'Cause government program.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 12:50 AM (IcT7t)

609 605 Total gamble on that. Food at 'irish' bars in the US can be decent but shitty food is more common.

Best to cook it yourself. If you have a slow-cooker, it's impossible to fuck up.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 29, 2017 12:48 AM (DNPz2)

Completely agree. I've never had a decent corned beef and cabbage at an Irish Pub in the US. Easy to do at home and quick if done in a pressure cooker.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 12:53 AM (CHhLL)

610 They're going to try and build it on our dead bodies. Unacceptable.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at January 29, 2017 12:44 AM (Jcg9Q)

You're right - the civil war would be within California.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 12:53 AM (tHwdc)

611 Have the craters spell U S A
Posted by: Ned Stark at January 29, 2017 12:26

I'm afraid w/ this president the craters will spell
T U R M P

posted by lifelong concerned republican: Blil Wynn


I'm on board! Think of the fun the Horde could have with a moon that had "TRUMP" carved into it.

("Waxing gibbous" FTW!)

Posted by: mikeski at January 29, 2017 12:53 AM (TXZ1v)

612 434
It is kind of sad, but I am in the mass of humans who have lived when no man was walking on the moon. b 1975.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2017 11:40 PM (92kX2)


I'm old enough to have experienced the glory days of the early Space Age in the 1960s, and I wouldn't trade that for anything. That was an exciting time to be alive.

But hang on. The Space Age is just starting to get interesting.

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2017 12:54 AM (sdi6R)

613 >>>479 As a member of the class of 1986, Clear Lake High School, that day was an epic suckfest.
Posted by: Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of Deplorable! at January 28, 2017 11:52 PM (b7AU3)

Well, howdy, (former) neighbor! La Porte High School, Class of 1978, here :-)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 29, 2017 12:55 AM (Saqzi)

614 Completely agree. I've never had a decent corned beef and cabbage at an Irish Pub in the US. Easy to do at home and quick if done in a pressure cooker.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 12:53 AM (CHhLL)

Instead of going to an "Irish" pub for corned beef and cabbage, why not ask around at a few regular establishments that you know have good kitchens, and ask if any plan to celebrate St. Paddy's day with corned beef and cabbage? If they are already known for good food, chances are they won't fuck it up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2017 12:56 AM (LRVnP)

615 As a child I dreaded corned beef and cabbage night which was just a semi regular staple. The smell from the kitchen told you early it was "whats for dinner". Now I look forward to having corned beef and cabbage. Weird how tastes change.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 12:56 AM (W6Ch1)

616 That Jack Lemmon letter reads a little like Don Rickles.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2017 12:57 AM (EZebt)

617 615 As a child I dreaded corned beef and cabbage night which was just a semi regular staple. The smell from the kitchen told you early it was "whats for dinner". Now I look forward to having corned beef and cabbage. Weird how tastes change.
Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 12:56 AM (W6Ch1)


Since the Mrs hates the smell of cooked cabbage, if I want it, we are going out for it.

Which now sucks since the Irish pub in town closed down last weekend.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 29, 2017 12:59 AM (1JnAL)

618 608 Wiki entry says this:

Note: while a TDRSS satellite is in the manufacturing process it is
given a letter designation, but once it has successfully achieved the
correct geosynchronous orbit it is referred to with a number (for
example, TDRS-A during development and before on-orbit acceptance, and
TDRS-1 after acceptance on orbit and put into operational use). Thus,
satellites that are lost in launch failures or have massive malfunctions
are never numbered.

The entire time I worked there we referred to the various birds by letter designator, never by number. This was true locally or when talking to GSFC. So it's possible that using the numbers is part of the official documentation somewhere, but nobody does it in practice. 'Cause government program.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 12:50 AM (IcT7t)

I read that wiki entry and thought they were wrong as I never heard them referred to in that manner. The only bird in the sky when I was there was TDRS 1 which you guys called A. Interesting. Thanks for the lesson. I mainly worked in Bldg 30 and can still see that hour and a half of dark on the board that 2 was going to fix. We were so excited that we would soon not have the dark time.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:01 AM (CHhLL)

619 I read that wiki entry and thought they were wrong as I never heard them
referred to in that manner. The only bird in the sky when I was there
was TDRS 1 which you guys called A. Interesting. Thanks for the
lesson. I mainly worked in Bldg 30 and can still see that hour and a
half of dark on the board that 2 was going to fix. We were so excited
that we would soon not have the dark time.


I was there long enough to see Guam come online. Worked on the EOS project as the last thing before I bailed.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 01:05 AM (IcT7t)

620 Man! Real quiet ONT compared to last night.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2017 01:06 AM (LRVnP)

621 Man! Real quiet ONT compared to last night.

I think the NASA geek talk killed it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 01:07 AM (IcT7t)

622 Trump's not gonna settle for My Rushmore, he's gonna want his visage carved in the Moon

Posted by: Jean at January 29, 2017 01:08 AM (2RVmA)

623 It is. I can tell, because it's easy to keep up. Last night was like a dam breaking for awhile.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 01:08 AM (tHwdc)

624 Japanese spacecraft are numbered before launch, and are only given a name once they're safely in orbit.

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2017 01:08 AM (sdi6R)

625 "Since the Mrs hates the smell of cooked cabbage, if I want it, we are going out for it.
"

Yeah the cooking cabbage smell in the house was the tell. In the summer I generally fry fish outside on the deck to minimize the smell in the house. I wonder how well slow cookers work out there when it's coldish out. May be a solution to keep the wife happy.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 01:09 AM (W6Ch1)

626 620 Man! Real quiet ONT compared to last night.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2017 01:06 AM (LRVnP)


If you really insist, I can post the lyrics to "Desolation Row".

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2017 01:11 AM (sdi6R)

627 "Since the Mrs hates the smell of cooked cabbage, if I want it, we are going out for it."

The English like to add sliced leek to cabbage - for some reason it neutralizes the odor and it also adds a nice mild oniony taste.

Posted by: VidOmnia at January 29, 2017 01:11 AM (oECNr)

628 i just watched PT's weekly address from WH.com.

Damn, son! He's going to do this. I'm going to support him in prevailing prayer.

Remember during the inaugural address when he said "we will be protected by God"? i wept when he said that.

Posted by: booknlass at January 29, 2017 01:13 AM (8mO0Q)

629 625 Yeah the cooking cabbage smell in the house was the tell. In the summer I generally fry fish outside on the deck to minimize the smell in the house. I wonder how well slow cookers work out there when it's coldish out. May be a solution to keep the wife happy.

You could use an induction plate outside. Honestly, with the latest generation of pressure cookers like the Kuhn Rikons, they don't release steam. There is no smell.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:13 AM (CHhLL)

630 Sorry been bouncing back and forth between video games and here.

One thing I really liked about the Expanse TV show was that it took as a matter of course the colonization of Mars and expansion into the solar system. It did not try to sugar coat it, but showed how and why something like that could be done.

I like the show, just not sure they have a real firmed up idea where they are going.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 01:14 AM (92kX2)

631 621
I think the NASA geek talk killed it.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 01:07 AM (IcT7t)

Oops. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:15 AM (CHhLL)

632 WH.gov sorry

Posted by: booknlass at January 29, 2017 01:15 AM (8mO0Q)

633 I think the NASA geek talk killed it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 01:07 AM (IcT7t)



Oops. Sorry about that.


You're good. I was doing self-deprecating humor.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 01:17 AM (IcT7t)

634 What codes do you put in to get italics, btw?

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:19 AM (CHhLL)

635 Oy, when did it get to be 1:23? Time for bed, mein hordeschen. Sleep well and I will see you tomorrow. Or later today, if you want to be pedantic.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 29, 2017 01:19 AM (1FhAQ)

636 http://tinyurl.com/zpywbck

Interesting post linked by Instapundit on Gamergate.

The thing is, while it may have been a signal point, it does not seem the forces of SJWs are in retreat on the gaming front. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 01:19 AM (92kX2)

637 OK, I'm out. It's been a good ONT, but Kira is meowing insistently. She wants me to warm up the bed for her, and I'm pretty tired anyway.

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2017 01:20 AM (sdi6R)

638 634 What codes do you put in to get italics, btw?
Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:19 AM (CHhLL)

The ways of the Italicans are mysterious. For just as the true code gives life, so will not closing tags take it from you.

Posted by: Grail Knight at January 29, 2017 01:20 AM (92kX2)

639 What codes do you put in to get italics, btw?

[ i ] to open

[ /i ] to close

Remove the spaces inside the brackets.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 01:21 AM (IcT7t)

640 Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2017 01:20 AM (sdi6R)

night rickl.

Posted by: Grail Knight at January 29, 2017 01:21 AM (92kX2)

641 635 Oy, when did it get to be 1:23? Time for bed, mein hordeschen. Sleep well and I will see you tomorrow. Or later today, if you want to be pedantic.
Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 29, 2017 01:19 AM (1FhAQ)

Goodnight! I'd be in bed already, but my other half is snoring so loudly that I haven't crawled into the torture chamber yet.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:21 AM (CHhLL)

642 Off sock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 01:22 AM (92kX2)

643 night joncelli.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 01:22 AM (92kX2)

644 639 What codes do you put in to get italics, btw?

[ i ] to open

[ /i ] to close

Remove the spaces inside the brackets.


I swear I tried that before and it didn't work. LOL!

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:23 AM (CHhLL)

645 me also. to bed. smooth and sweet wishes for you til we meet again....

Posted by: booknlass at January 29, 2017 01:23 AM (8mO0Q)

646 Thank you.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:24 AM (CHhLL)

647 620. Yeah, quiet. Meh....it happens.

Marlowe is ready for his sardines. Spoiled fat fur ball.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 01:24 AM (JkjZF)

648 The English like to add sliced leek to cabbage - for some reason it neutralizes the odor and it also adds a nice mild oniony taste.
Posted by: VidOmnia at January 29, 2017 01:11

Interesting. I doubt we'll buy leeks for our once a yr cabbage. It doesn't smell that bad to me.

Oh, forgot, if you do the CB, cabbage and taters you also need to throw in some carrots. You know, the ones you didn't use up in the chili.

Posted by: Farmer at January 29, 2017 01:26 AM (o/90i)

649 What codes do you put in to get italics, btw?

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:19 AM (CHhLL)

italics [ i ] italics [ /i ]

bold, and strikethrough done the same way, except substitute "b" and "s" for the "i"

Note that the displayed tags show up because I placed spaces between the square brackets and the contained command, so that Pixy does not see them as tags. An actual italic tag is typed "square brace, i, square brace", in sequence, with no spaces.

Fuck up your close tags, and thereby format the next person's post, you get a turn in the Barrel. Many regulars include a string of close tags in their nic, to avoid that sad end.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2017 01:27 AM (LRVnP)

650 Goodnight everyone, thanks for the great chat tonight! Lots of fun. Happy Sunday!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 29, 2017 01:29 AM (u8kLQ)

651 Interesting. I doubt we'll buy leeks for our once a yr cabbage. It doesn't smell that bad to me.

Oh, forgot, if you do the CB, cabbage and taters you also need to throw in some carrots. You know, the ones you didn't use up in the chili.

Posted by: Farmer at January 29, 2017 01:26 AM (o/90i)

You don't buy leeks, you take them.

Posted by: Polar bear, approaching ice hole at January 29, 2017 01:29 AM (LRVnP)

652 Then there are a chosen few who like to taunt the barrel.

taunt

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 01:30 AM (d76uN)

653 I spent a few hours in the Barrel once. It gave me superpowers.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 01:33 AM (tHwdc)

654 I won't touch that comment with a 10 foot Pole.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 01:35 AM (d76uN)

655 What codes do you put in to get italics, btw?

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:19 AM (CHhLL)


Others have explained it, but none have named it. The comments section here uses a limited selection of BB Code instructions instead of HTML, for security reasons.

Posted by: HTL at January 29, 2017 01:35 AM (nWypX)

656 Or a 10 foot Bulgarian either.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 01:35 AM (d76uN)

657
I won't touch that comment with a 10 foot Pole.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 01:35 AM (d76uN)


You'd need one, sweetheart.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 01:36 AM (tHwdc)

658 I spent a few hours in the Barrel once. It gave me superpowers.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 01:33 AM (tHwdc)

Did a spider bite you?And what superpowers?

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 01:38 AM (W6Ch1)

659 Yeah the cooking cabbage smell in the house was the tell. In the summer I generally fry fish outside on the deck to minimize the smell in the house. I wonder how well slow cookers work out there when it's coldish out. May be a solution to keep the wife happy.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 01:09 AM (W6Ch1)


Keeping the wife happy is the only solution.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 29, 2017 01:39 AM (1JnAL)

660 Did a spider bite you?And what superpowers?


Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 01:38 AM (W6Ch1)

There are no spiders in the Barrel. They wouldn't be able to survive.
There is effluvium.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 01:41 AM (tHwdc)

661 "Keeping the wife happy is the only solution.
"

I wasn't great at that. Might be why I'm single.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 01:42 AM (W6Ch1)

662 10 foot Bulgarians are no longer in stock. How about 4 Peruvian midgets stacked feet to head?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 01:42 AM (d76uN)

663 Radio Free NJ is right, and very courageous to say so. At some point, something's gotta give.

Posted by: Beverly at January 29, 2017 01:42 AM (Md9Ni)

664 There are no spiders in the Barrel. They wouldn't be able to survive.
There is effluvium.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 01:41 AM (tHwdc)

Long ago, when the Earth was young, we were indeed spiders.

Posted by: mutant Barrel Wights at January 29, 2017 01:46 AM (LRVnP)

665 649 Fuck up your close tags, and thereby format the next person's post, you get a turn in the Barrel. Many regulars include a string of close tags in their nic, to avoid that sad end.

Yikes! And thank you.

A string of closed tags? As in more than one?

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:47 AM (CHhLL)

666 Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:18 PM (vUcdz)

Prayers continue for Joyce, family and friends. Delighted to hear that Caring Bridge is bringing her so much shared love, and support. It is soul strengthening. Blessings.

Posted by: gracepc at January 29, 2017 01:47 AM (OU4q6)

667 I wasn't great at that. Might be why I'm single.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 01:42 AM (W6Ch1)


Wife hates seafood and cabbage. Thus those are purchased and eaten at places not named "home".

Lucky for me, she's not a fan of Indian which I am thankful for.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 29, 2017 01:50 AM (1JnAL)

668 "There is effluvium."

I had to look that up. Still not sure on the superpower beyond making me look stupid. (which is fairly easy)

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 01:50 AM (W6Ch1)

669 shit

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 29, 2017 01:51 AM (1JnAL)

670 "A string of closed tags? As in more than one?"

Put all the close tags in the name box after your nick. It will auto close any tags you may leave open.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 01:51 AM (d76uN)

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 01:51 AM (d76uN)

672 yeah

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 29, 2017 01:52 AM (1JnAL)

673 I put three to taunt the barrel. Squeezing my cheeks together and hitting post!

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:52 AM (CHhLL)

674 A string of closed tags? As in more than one?

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:47 AM (CHhLL)

Yes, simply [ /i ] [ /b ] [ /s ] [ /u ] (is underline a thing?), without the spaces, of course, added to your nic. Being tags, they don't show, but will close for any open tag in your post. Except in one case where a poster put two open tags on a sentence, and rogered the whole blog. It was epic.

Posted by: mutant Barrel Wights at January 29, 2017 01:52 AM (LRVnP)

675 Posted by: ibguy at January 28, 2017 11:18 PM Prayers continue for Joyce, family and friends. Delighted to hear that Caring Bridge is bringing her so much shared love, and support. It is soul strengthening. Blessings.
Posted by: gracepc at January 29, 2017 01:47

Same from here ibguy.

Posted by: Farmer at January 29, 2017 01:52 AM (o/90i)

676 What's a fluvium?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 01:52 AM (VdICR)

677 Oh god, it smells like curry in here.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 29, 2017 01:53 AM (1JnAL)

678 mmmm! Fresh meat!

Posted by: mutant Barrel Wights at January 29, 2017 01:54 AM (LRVnP)

679 Don't give up the ampersand secret without a fight

Posted by: Jean at January 29, 2017 01:54 AM (2RVmA)

680 I had to look that up. Still not sure on the superpower beyond making me look stupid. (which is fairly easy)


Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 01:50 AM (W6Ch1)

Here's a hint - you'd be walking with a cane. Or crawling without one.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 01:55 AM (tHwdc)

681 Wonder if I will be going in the barrel? Always game for new adventures!

Thank you for the help if you don't see me for a while.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 01:56 AM (CHhLL)

682 Oh god, it smells like curry in here.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 29, 2017 01:53 AM (1JnAL)

It may smell like curry, but it's not.
<tosses hazmat suit into the Barrel>
If only I'd had one of these that night...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 01:58 AM (tHwdc)

683 Oh god, it smells like curry in here.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 29, 2017 01:53 AM (1JnAL)

Sorry about that. Ever since we ate that Gandhi fellow, we've had bad gas.

Posted by: mutant Barrel Wights at January 29, 2017 01:58 AM (LRVnP)

684 I appear to still be alive; so I assume I didn't muck it up. Thank you.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 02:00 AM (CHhLL)

685 677. Here's a useful tip for you - that aint yogurt, but it's got active cultures......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 29, 2017 02:01 AM (JkjZF)

686 Isn't fluvium a noble gas? Alkali metal?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 29, 2017 02:02 AM (kP16F)

687 Try typing this word,

Blazer

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 02:02 AM (d76uN)

688 The worst-ever space program disaster was in the Soviet Union in 1960 -- the horrifying Nedelin Catastrophe, which the Communists concealed for 29 years.

Huge rocket exploded on the launch pad while men were working on it: 72 men were incinerated. Below, a link to the long-secret video of the disaster: you can see the men staggering out of the fireball, most of whom were too burned to survive. . . .

More information on the Nedelin Catastrophe in Wikipedia. And there were many other Soviet space disasters they concealed for decades, and some have never been solved or publicly acknowledged.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5MVvqucTkc

Posted by: Beverly at January 29, 2017 02:03 AM (Md9Ni)

689 Blaze r

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 29, 2017 02:04 AM (kP16F)

690 Actually, make that 150 people killed in the Nedelin catastrophe.

Posted by: Beverly at January 29, 2017 02:05 AM (Md9Ni)

691 Yaaaaas! Second try's not got much spam in it...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 29, 2017 02:05 AM (kP16F)

692 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5MVvqucTkc

Is a Bugs Bunny Cartoon

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 02:06 AM (d76uN)

693 687 Try typing this word,



What the hell. One only lives once.

LOL I take it that he who must not be names was a spammer.

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 02:07 AM (CHhLL)

694 Well, time to hit the sack. Nite, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2017 02:07 AM (LRVnP)

695 ok..ok..ok.. I'm watching the 'will not divide us' cam and a young couple has twice come around mindlessly chanting "he will not divide us.. he will not divide us" in between drunk dudes showing up to talk shit. Sad and scary to see young kids mentally shakey like that. The OWS crowd seemed lucid, in comparrison.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 29, 2017 02:07 AM (ADIwO)

696 "Try typing this word,



Bla z er"

K5

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 02:08 AM (W6Ch1)

697 Don't add the cabbage to the corned beef until the last 15 minutes or so on the stove top or 30 minutes in the slow cooker. Don't give it the chance to turn into mush or to stank up your house. And yes, leeks or sweet onions and carrots go in with the corned beef. Imo.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 29, 2017 02:08 AM (GzDYP)

698 Isn't fluvium a noble gas?

Fluvium is a pimp. It never could have outfought Santino. But I didn't know until this day that it was Argon all along.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 29, 2017 02:09 AM (TRzoP)

699 Thanks for all the advice. Time to hit the torture chamber for me. Wish me luck that I can get him turned over and quiet long enough for me to go to sleep.

Night all and thanks again!

Posted by: Morticia the Morbidly Malcontent at January 29, 2017 02:11 AM (CHhLL)

700 Flavium has one more proton than Lepo.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 02:11 AM (VdICR)

701 The OWS crowd seemed lucid, in comparrison.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 29, 2017 02:07 AM (ADIwO)

Yeah, but they had rape-tents.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 02:17 AM (tHwdc)

702 Punchline?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at January 29, 2017 02:17 AM (d76uN)

703

Finally! The real reason we have space programmes:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/kwsdzju

Well, this and hot alien babes!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 29, 2017 02:18 AM (kP16F)

704 But I didn't know until this day that it was Argon all along.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 29, 2017 02:09 AM (TRzoP)


Was that Argon of Akkad?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 02:19 AM (tHwdc)

705 Argon son of Arathon

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 02:24 AM (VdICR)

706 Or Zog from the planet Margo.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 02:26 AM (tHwdc)

707 705
Argon son of Arathon

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 02:24 AM (VdICR)

He was noble.And a gas.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 02:27 AM (8iiMU)

708 This is a gas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mREi_Bb85Sk

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 02:29 AM (tHwdc)

709 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 02:29 AM (tHwdc)

Classy, baby.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 02:31 AM (8iiMU)

710 Nite all, time for bed here at Casa Farmera.

Posted by: Farmer at January 29, 2017 02:34 AM (o/90i)

711 I appreciate the classics - books, music, men. Men especially should be classics. Gentlemen, yet able to bring the savage when necessary. Wise with life experience, and depth of feeling.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 02:36 AM (tHwdc)

712 Good night, Farmer!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 02:37 AM (tHwdc)

713 >>>217 I know I may be late to the party, but I kind of want to share Bill Maher's rant on my Facebook page, because it's so good. Not the part of a madman as President. (Although Trump is a madman, but more like crazy like a fox kind of madman)

You know that when Maher is pleading with liberals to grow a pair things are in dire straits.
Posted by: TickledPink at January 28, 2017 11:01 PM (smD62)

Not the clips I saw.

Posted by: m at January 29, 2017 02:39 AM (3jGss)

714 "You know that when Maher is pleading with liberals to grow a pair things are in dire straits."


Isn't it a little hypocritical for a PC douche to call for growing a pair?

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 02:44 AM (W6Ch1)

715 anyone still up

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 02:52 AM (nDcc3)

716 yep

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 02:54 AM (8iiMU)

717 anyone still up


Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 02:52 AM (nDcc3)


Me, as usual.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 29, 2017 02:54 AM (aMlLZ)

718 anyone still up

I just sort of wandered back in long enough to say goodnight.

Goodnight.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 29, 2017 02:56 AM (IcT7t)

719 What colorful space uniforms on the Robinson family (Lost in Space on MeTV).

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 02:57 AM (8iiMU)

720 Nice.

Got done watching the first Jack Reacher with the lady we really liked it. It's a damn shame Cruise is insane.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 02:57 AM (nDcc3)

721 Yes. I saw Jack Reacher just a about a week ago. I enjoyed it, even though Cruise is a nutjob.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 02:59 AM (8iiMU)

722 You know the hint of lime tostitos are not half bad with jalapeno cheese dip.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 02:59 AM (92kX2)

723 night Blanco

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 03:00 AM (nDcc3)

724 721 Yes. I saw Jack Reacher just a about a week ago. I enjoyed it, even though Cruise is a nutjob.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 02:59 AM (8ii

Rosamund Pike is quite hot.

http://tinyurl.com/j6qdekl

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:02 AM (92kX2)

725 Yes she is

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 03:03 AM (nDcc3)

726 721 Yes. I saw Jack Reacher just a about a week ago. I enjoyed it, even though Cruise is a nutjob.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 02:59 AM (8iiMU)Cruise makes enjoyable films- even if he is a daft trout. He does not seem to have his stuff together personally, but his choice of projects seem quite good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:03 AM (92kX2)

727 Yeah Scientology will do that to ya. Either way he's a very good actor and I enjoy him in pretty much everything I've seen him in.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 03:04 AM (nDcc3)

728 https://youtu.be/YH6j63lhAAc

I dig the horns!


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 03:05 AM (8iiMU)

729 On the bright side, he does not seem to be politically outspoken, just with the Scientology and even then he seems to have cooled it a bit in recent years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:06 AM (92kX2)

730 728 https://youtu.be/YH6j63lhAAc

I dig the horns!


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 03:05 AM (8iiMU)

A young John Williams. Yes, that John Williams.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:07 AM (92kX2)

731 Are there 2 Jack Reacher films now?

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 03:08 AM (W6Ch1)

732 Who's still here?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 03:08 AM (tHwdc)

733 I dig the horns!




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 03:05 AM (8iiMU)

Which my brain lead me to this:
https://youtu.be/5Z0pP8FqYvk

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 03:09 AM (8iiMU)

734 731 Are there 2 Jack Reacher films now?
Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 03:08 AM (W6Ch1)

There is a second one that came out recently. Have no idea if it was good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:09 AM (92kX2)

735 I keep forgetting that at the HQ, we're still living in the past.


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

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 03:11 AM (tHwdc)

736 Which my brain lead me to this:
https://youtu.be/5Z0pP8FqYvk
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 03:09 AM (8iiMU)

Try this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqwIpH6phJs

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:12 AM (92kX2)

737 bungle in the jungle, and that's all right with me?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 03:13 AM (8iiMU)

738 I never knew that tune was called "Living in the Past", Miley.

I learn so much from teh Horde...


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 03:14 AM (8iiMU)

739 Yep there are 2 Jack Reacher films, might watch the second tomorrow.

Evening Miley

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 03:15 AM (nDcc3)

740 There is a second one that came out recently. Have no idea if it was good.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:09 AM (92kX2)

I saw a Reacher film on amazon just assumed it was the one I've already watched.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 29, 2017 03:15 AM (W6Ch1)

741 The second Jack Reacher film is pretty bad. I saw it on a plane a few weeks ago - for free - and I overpaid.

And it seemed like they rushed it through editing just to get it released, and that's ignoring the silly fight scenes with a chick who, as usual, can kick the crap out of guys.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 29, 2017 03:18 AM (rF0hx)

742 Bill Mahar told his audience that liberals lost the election by being perpetually offended. Positive response from the audience (em-dash) but then again they are all barking seals who eat garbage.

Relevant or not: a few days ago Mahar was on twitter, complaining that Trump said grab them by the pussy. Pearl-clutching. A female model tweeted back, "Bill, I've seen you in the playboy mansion."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 03:24 AM (VdICR)

743 And it seemed like they rushed it through editing just to get it released, and that's ignoring the silly fight scenes with a chick who, as usual, can kick the crap out of guys.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 29, 2017 03:18 AM (rF0hx)

That is too bad. I thought the first was pretty decent, although given over a bit to idealizing the skills of the protagonist (yet for some reason I had no problem with John Wick- must be the presentation.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:24 AM (92kX2)

744 Bill Mahar told his audience that liberals lost the election by being perpetually offended. Positive response from the audience (em-dash) but then again they are all barking seals who eat garbage.

Relevant or not: a few days ago Mahar was on twitter, complaining that Trump said grab them by the pussy. Pearl-clutching. A female model tweeted back, "Bill, I've seen you in the playboy mansion."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 03:24 AM (VdICR)


Libs are bratty kids that never grew up.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at January 29, 2017 03:26 AM (aMlLZ)

745 Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 03:24 AM (VdICR)

That would be Jenna Jameson and she would know about dudes who grab 'em by the pussy.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 03:27 AM (nDcc3)

746 And another in the big band cavalcade: Les Elgart

http://tinyurl.com/hnktj92

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:27 AM (92kX2)

747 I cannot be in a bad mood and not be cheered by Les Elgart.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:30 AM (92kX2)

748 Zombie Audrey Meadows and I will appear at your event/party/ribbon cutting for a nominal fee. We'll bring along Jack Lemmon for free.

Posted by: Zombie Steve Allen at January 29, 2017 03:34 AM (bc2Lc)

749 Mahar is a fucking hedonist who never once found Bill Clinton to be skeevy. The couch-fainting vapors these libertines get are not a good sign. Take away their TDS and they wouldn't have an ounce of character or personality.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 03:36 AM (VdICR)

750 749 Mahar is a fucking hedonist who never once found Bill Clinton to be skeevy. The couch-fainting vapors these libertines get are not a good sign. Take away their TDS and they wouldn't have an ounce of character or personality.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 03:36 AM (VdICR)

True, but Maher is trying to help them in his own syphilitic, demented way. He is pointing out one of the glaring flaws in their master plan. The thing is, it will win him no favor because they believe in their own bullshit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:38 AM (92kX2)

751 Man I forgot how fun White Men Can't Jump is.

Great flick.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 03:40 AM (nDcc3)

752 751 Man I forgot how fun White Men Can't Jump is.

Great flick.
Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 03:40 AM (nDcc3)

Back when Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes were slightly more sane.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:42 AM (92kX2)

753 I never knew that tune was called "Living in the Past", Miley.

I learn so much from teh Horde...




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 03:14 AM (8iiMU)

You're definitely under 60 then, Ian! Tull takes me back to high school. There's something about the associations with music during high school - I can usually remember what I was focusing on at the time a song was at the height of its popularity.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 03:42 AM (tHwdc)

754 You're definitely under 60 then, Ian! Tull takes me back to high school. There's something about the associations with music during high school - I can usually remember what I was focusing on at the time a song was at the height of its popularity.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 03:42 AM (tHwdc)

You all had better high school music to listen to. I remember listening to Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots. Of course, I never threw out the music my parents listened to, but for a couple rock ribbed conservatives, they listened to a lot of folksey type bands: Mamas and the Papas, Kingston Trio, Simon and Garfunkel, etc. Even then, I found it cloying at times.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 03:46 AM (92kX2)

755 I picked up a STP CD at a yard sale - actually got it for free. I'd been out of the country for a long time, and had a lot of catching up to do, culturally.

'Wicked Garden' brings back some very specific memories that are not fit for highschool kids.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 03:56 AM (tHwdc)

756 Hello out there! [\i]

Posted by: voiceover at January 29, 2017 04:02 AM (4XgZ/)

757 Dang. What did I do wrong?

Posted by: voiceover at January 29, 2017 04:03 AM (4XgZ/)

758 757 Dang. What did I do wrong?
Posted by: voiceover at January 29, 2017 04:03 AM (4XgZ/)

I dunno. You closed the tag, but it showed up...

Test

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 04:04 AM (92kX2)

759 Test

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 04:05 AM (92kX2)

760 I dunno, it worked there. Did you put a space between the exclamation point and the [?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 04:05 AM (92kX2)

761 You went \\\\ when you should have gone ////.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 29, 2017 04:06 AM (VdICR)

762 wait I bet I know what it is:

Test

test [\i]

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 04:07 AM (92kX2)

763 Found it!

Posted by: voiceover at January 29, 2017 04:07 AM (4XgZ/)

764 yep.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 04:07 AM (92kX2)

765 He zigged when he should have zagged.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 04:08 AM (92kX2)

766 Impeach Drumpf and I'll take over!!!! It's my rifle place!!! I'll out vodka Putin!

Posted by: Hillary Now! at January 29, 2017 04:09 AM (bc2Lc)

767 Mad with power!

Thanks guys!

Posted by: voiceover at January 29, 2017 04:09 AM (4XgZ/)

768 766 Impeach Drumpf and I'll take over!!!! It's my rifle place!!! I'll out vodka Putin!
Posted by: Hillary Now! at January 29, 2017 04:09 AM (bc2Lc)

Did someone spike Hillary!s vodka smoothie?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 04:10 AM (92kX2)

769 Hmmm, vodka smoothie. With like orange, I bet that would not be half bad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 04:11 AM (92kX2)

770 The lefty vapours over the refugees stranded by Trump's EO seem misplaced, I missed their hysterical tantrums for the Cubans Mexico sent back because of Obama's wet/foot EO.

Posted by: Jean at January 29, 2017 04:17 AM (2RVmA)

771 Rum seems to.work.better with crushed ice.

Posted by: Jean at January 29, 2017 04:18 AM (2RVmA)

772 Bourbon, neat.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 04:21 AM (tHwdc)

773 Im drinking Citron 7s right now.

Delicious. Bottle will be empty by noon and I will be asleep, and before judgement sets in, I took a long nap at 8PM so I'm pretty wired.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 04:22 AM (nDcc3)

774 Hmmm, vodka smoothie. With like orange, I bet that would not be half bad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 29, 2017 04:11 AM (92kX2)

Orange Julius, with vodka, would be tasty and I'd drink it fast enough to get wasted.
Almost as fast as that infernal "Widow Eggnog" recipe of mine.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 04:23 AM (tHwdc)

775 Further on Challenger - the firm Morton-Thiokol made the rubber O-rings that failed in freezing launch weather and caused the explosion. Tests had previously revealed the flaw. NASA knew, Thiokol big-wigs knew. In the hours leading to launch, urgent warnings were flashed up the chain of command, but ignored. Then the lying started.

Posted by: Born Free at January 29, 2017 04:24 AM (0+UYY)

776 Hi thathalfrican! What's a Citron 7?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 04:25 AM (tHwdc)

777


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 04:25 AM (tHwdc)

Miley my dear. Citron - read; Lemon - flavored vodka and 7 ups.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 04:34 AM (nDcc3)

778 They go down easier than a pornstar

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 04:38 AM (nDcc3)

779 That would be a nice change from cherry rum and coke. I'll have to try it sometime.

Ever had limoncello?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 04:39 AM (tHwdc)

780 LOL@778, you slipped it right in there.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 04:40 AM (tHwdc)

781 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 04:39 AM (tHwdc)

I have, it's weird as shit IMO.

Cherry rum and coke?! Well....you are a woman ha!

And I always slip it in!

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 04:51 AM (nDcc3)

782 In the hours leading to launch, urgent warnings were flashed up the chain of command, but ignored. Then the lying started.





Posted by: Born Free at January 29, 2017 04:24 AM (0+UYY)



The problem is they had gotten away with it so many times before that they figured they could get away with it one more time...but the law of averages will eventually catch up.
GM roonz and roonetez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 29, 2017 05:03 AM (vbvxt)

783 Men especially should be classics. Gentlemen, yet able to bring the savage when necessary. Wise with life experience, and depth of feeling.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 02:36 AM (tHwdc)


Maybe you meant 'bring the Savage Arms 12 gauge when necessary'? 'Wise with life experience' means not wasting energy on bad guys.

Posted by: RickZ at January 29, 2017 05:13 AM (32Cwc)

784 Feels roomy in this piece

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 29, 2017 05:34 AM (nDcc3)

785 In the old NASA, the one before the moslem outreach takeover, January was always a month to be wary. Just like September is in these times, but for different reasons. For me, anyway. That is.

Posted by: Eromero at January 29, 2017 05:42 AM (zLDYs)

786 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 29, 2017 05:46 AM (0AwCy)

787 You're definitely under 60 then, Ian! Tull takes me
back to high school. There's something about the associations with music
during high school - I can usually remember what I was focusing on at
the time a song was at the height of its popularity.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 29, 2017 03:42 AM (tHwdc)

Yes, but not by much.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 29, 2017 05:57 AM (8iiMU)

788 Morning all.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 29, 2017 06:14 AM (FrlvA)

789 No, no, no. Satriani is better than some but NOT better than SRV and Santana.

Posted by: Sam Mazzuchelli at January 29, 2017 07:16 AM (xujfC)

790 This last week, the Google opening page celebrated the 125th birthday of Bessie Coleman, first African-American woman (and fist woman with Native American heritage) to obtain a pilot's license.

Yesterday, the Google opening page celebrated the Chinese New Year.

There was no remembrance of the Apollo 1 fire anniversary, either.

Posted by: RNB at January 29, 2017 08:46 AM (DjjZJ)

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