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Thursday Overnight Open Thread (2/2/17) Groundhog Day Edition

Happy Groundhog Day!! At this point in time The ONT is surprised it isn't a National Holiday. Lord knows the UPS doesn't have enough holidays and Congress should just leave town, permanently.

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Residing in the Upper Midwest, Spring should hit about Memorial Day weekend.


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.-W. J. Vogel


Quote II

You can't get too much winter in the winter. -Robert Frost

Quote III

He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. -John Burroughs


Spring. It can't be far away.


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Average annual extreme winter minimum temperatures in the United States

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Maybe politicians should stay out of the Winter Season forecasting business.


De Blasio and the groundhog are both rodents. One survived being dropped on his head. The other didn't.

This damn politician tasted so bad, he was only worth one bite.

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Well, this is a doozy. Everything you might know about the universe might be wrong. Is science ever settled?

Talk about a reality check: The entire universe could be a "vast and complex hologram," scientists reported Monday. Also, even more unsettling, what we think of as reality may be just an illusion.

"Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field," said study co-author Kostas Skenderis of the U.K.'s University of Southampton.


The ONT's guess, if it were a betting organization, this is not going to go well. Boy Scouts to allow "trans" kids.

The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910, and for over 100 years, it has been an organization where boys have learned how to become men. With its decision Monday to allow transgender boys into its ranks, the organization has changed that simple mission.

No longer will admission into the program depend on a child’s birth certificate or biological sex. The BSA will now accept anyone purely based on how this young person or his parents decide to identify the individual. A century of tradition is now gone thanks to leftist ideology. These days, it seems as if hundreds of years of tradition and culture are being erased by about 30 years of extreme liberal social engineering.


Education, new and improved? 2nd grade reading textbooks today compared to 1879.

After locating a popular modern second grade reading text, The Superkids Hit Second Grade, I used Accelerated Reader’s text analyzer to measure the reading level of the book’s first lesson. It came in at 2.0 – right on target for a child just entering second grade. So far so good.

But running the first lesson of the Second Eclectic McGuffey reader which my friend’s 2nd graders were using didn’t make the modern text look so impressive. In fact, a student hitting 2nd grade using the second McGuffey textbook would be starting the year at a 3.7 reading level – the level of a 3rd grader in the seventh month of the school year!


Yay!!!! Kommon Kore four fore the win!!!!


The Morons are a diverse group, grade school grads, high school grads, vo-tech grads, college grads, doctorate grads. Everyone is different. We need teachers, garbage collectors, electricians, brain surgeons. The left has been pushing for universal education. Not everyone is cut out for college.

But according to social critic Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945), America’s egalitarian push for higher education for all was doomed to failure from the start. According to Nock, it was doomed to failure because not every person is capable of higher education.

Why? Two reasons, both of which run contrary to the assumptions of those who think everything can be controlled and determined by systems.

One, human beings are endowed with free will, and not every person will choose to discipline themselves in the way necessary to receive instruction. No amount of tinkering with a system can substitute for the all-important element of a student’s free choice to become educated.


While we are on education, did anyone hear Rush on Tuesday discussing the Statue of Liberty? Very educational. Further insight into the Statue of Liberty.

The poem means the USA is willing to open their shores to people yearning for freedom not simply avoiding persecution, war or to attempt to bring about a political change via terrorism or any other means. This is saying we don't welcome people to establish colonies of their old world countries here on our shores. The entirety of the poem is a rejection of the ways of their former countries and a celebration of the new colossus that is the USA.


First marriage was between man and a woman. Currently it's between a man and a woman or 2 people of the same sex. Next? Who knows. University of North Florida pushing the life style of polyamory.

What's next, toasters and love seats?

The workshop, “Polyamory vs. Cheating: Lessons from a Former Serial Monogamist,” will be taught by a representative from the “Relationship Equality Foundation,” which purports to “provide outreach, education, and support for those involved in or seeking relationships with non-traditional structures.”

What a fine use of tax payer dollars.


Kids might not read better now than years ago. But, they sure can take some awesome photographs. National Geographic International Children's Photography Contest winners.

Did you ever get into photography? What was your first camera? Your humble Cob's first camera was a Kodak Instamatic X-15 that used 126 film cartridges. My how technology has improved. Wish we could say the same thing for mankind.


Technology. What were some of the predictions from 100 years ago. Coal would no longer be used in 2017. Damn if Obama didn't try to make that prediction come true.

Some, however, foresaw a future that stood at the cusp of possibility; like the writer who wrote a piece for the Lincoln Evening Journal called Looking Forward. In it, he describes 2017 as a world that is no longer dependent on coal for energy. The author envisioned a future where technology would be able to harvest energy from the sun and run it through pipes for electricity.

Obviously, we’re not quite there yet.


The ONT Musical Interlude

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Next on the agenda. Europe. The ONT is not trying to discuss politics per say. But the American people have spoken. And Europe is short on ears and long on mouth. Perhaps they should shut the f*ck up. Review our system of government and the fact that we have bailed their sorry asses out for decades. The EU appears to be at war with the US.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk has joined Verhofstadt in denouncing the Trump administration in a letter to European heads of state, clearly conveying the ranks of EU bureaucrats are closing. According to Tusk, unity is necessary since:

“Particularly the change in Washington puts the European Union in a difficult situation; with the new administration seeming to put into question the last 70 years of American foreign policy.”


While the EU is flapping its jaw and Hollywood moonbats are freaking out. One actor has spoken some common sense. Wonder when he gets crucified.


The Left has their collective thong bunched up in an uncomfortable position. The Trump Immigrant Executive Order to blame. Where was their outrage when Israelis couldn't enter 16 Muslim countries?

A total of 16 nations around the world prohibit entry to Israeli citizens. And, as some commentators have pointed out, this group includes six of the seven countries targeted by Trumpís action.

Photos showing the list of the 16 nations ó including Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen

The ONT's guess? Being unable to travel to Bangladesh won't burst anyone's bucket list.

Hooters is changing. Guys will be servers now as well.

Our friends to the north have some active accountants. Euthanasia could save big bucks. No whammys.

And last week researchers from the University of Calgary calculated that when euthanasia reaches the level of Belgium and the Netherlands, the country’s health system could save up to up to C$139 million every year. “Medical assistance in dying could reduce annual health care spending across Canada by between $34.7 million and $138.8 million, exceeding the $1.5–$14.8 million in direct costs associated with its implementation,” they wrote in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


Keep this fellow out of Canada.

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This could qualify of for a feel good story of the day award. After we read about the value of life, it's wonderful to see a touching story like this. Not all government workers are hardhearted. Fireman adopts baby girl he delivered. h/t rhomboid


We've all wished to be rich at least once in our lives, haven't we? If you were loaded what would you do? Would you buy an island? A desert compound? Falcons? A Saudi Prince has a boat load of money. And he spends it on his falcons.

This is a recent shot from an Airbus A330 of some of a Saudi prince's 80 falcons getting ready to fly the easy way. Falconry and competitive bird sports are all the rage with the affluent in the middle east, and birds can cost up to $250,000 apiece. A plane seat for a bird costs around $650, and they also have to have their own passport. Still, 80 falcons? That seems like a lot. When you're rich a rich prince when do you know it's time to stop buying falcons and start buying dragons? That was a trick question, the answer's four -- just like upgrading from houses to hotels in Monopoly.


Falcons? These kids are into pigeons. Join The Group.


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Be careful when you file a complaint with the local PD. Genius Award Winner.


Fishing partners are hard to come by.Today's Feel Good Story of The Day.


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Celibacy. Or why Daddy drinks. Or both. The ONT apologizes for its lack of certainty.

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1 FIRST

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 09:51 PM (89UPP)

2 HA!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 09:51 PM (89UPP)

3 3

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 02, 2017 09:51 PM (rH4JY)

4 Yo

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 09:53 PM (emDjj)

5 Heh: seems like we've been here before

Seriously, thanks for another standout ONT, MisHum!

Posted by: ibguy at February 02, 2017 09:53 PM (vUcdz)

6 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 02, 2017 09:54 PM (IcT7t)

7 He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. -John Burroughs

But you can't eat lunch naked in the winter.

Posted by: Walter S. Burroughs at February 02, 2017 09:55 PM (rH4JY)

8 Baby Sister Update:

Treatment begins

From Hubby late this morning:

Radiation treatment at 12:50 pm. She took first dose of temodar this morning with no side effect. Don't know result of CT scan yet. If no hemorrhage she can go on avastin.

Please keep praying hard.

Posted by: ibguy at February 02, 2017 09:56 PM (vUcdz)

9 Morning in america baby...or as Ace would say, "Two PM"
...Thanks, I will be at Lowe`s all week!

Posted by: DeWalt for dummies at February 02, 2017 09:56 PM (TrcDm)

10 Heh, speaking of Robert Frost, I dropped his famous line "Good fences make good neighbors" when someone at work brought up The Wall.

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 09:57 PM (emDjj)

11 Winnipeg Jets GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 09:57 PM (emDjj)

12 I hereby claim this ONT for the USA!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 09:58 PM (tHwdc)

13 <plants flag>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 09:58 PM (tHwdc)

14 Groundhogs are awful. Hard to wring their necks too. I recommend a cinderblock.

Posted by: H at February 02, 2017 09:58 PM (wUUPa)

15 "I'll be at Lowe's all week!"

They do day labour comedians?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 02, 2017 09:59 PM (lMp+G)

16 Hey everybody.

I think that tattooed woman was going to be Hillary's pick for chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 09:59 PM (u8kLQ)

17 Posted by: Walter S. Burroughs at F


--I think you meant William S. Burroughs

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 09:59 PM (emDjj)

18 Tucker Carlson just kind of slaughtered this Sierra Club guy. Got him to basically say they're a leftist social organization, not an environmental one.

This was the guys logic: our contributors care about trans bathrooms so the Sierra Club needs to care about trans bathrooms.

Also: white taxpayers breeding in the US: very bad. killing gaia
illegal immigrants breeding: totes cool with gaia.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 09:59 PM (J5mC3)

19 Here in KY it has not been bad. There have been a few days, perhaps a week, where it was "winter-like" but the ground is still mushy and the flies still plentiful.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at February 02, 2017 10:00 PM (MCEs2)

20 Tucker Carlson is impressing me. I barely heard of the guy before the Trumpening but since then he's been kicking glute.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 02, 2017 10:02 PM (lMp+G)

21 Just finished watching Groundhog Day with Bll Murray.

I've seen it before, but it still makes me laugh.

Posted by: ALH at February 02, 2017 10:02 PM (Z56vq)

22 What's this "winter" you people keep talking about?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:02 PM (89UPP)

23 Houston, way to go blowing an 18 point lead

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 02, 2017 10:03 PM (lMp+G)

24 Edge of Tomorrow > Groundhog Day

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 02, 2017 10:03 PM (lMp+G)

25 YOU WILL RESPECT MY AUTHORITAH!!!

Posted by: Punxsutawney Phil at February 02, 2017 10:03 PM (Vog7R)

26 >>>Hooters is changing. Guys will be servers now as well.<<<



Yeah, that Boy Scouts thing is not good, but THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 02, 2017 10:04 PM (I5q3y)

27 >>>>What's this "winter" you people keep talking about?

Shut da Fuq up Carrot-boi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:04 PM (voOPb)

28 you don't see the Full Metal Bitch whining about world peace or French literature

If my Groundhog Day was to be stuck with Andie MacDowell's character for eternity, I'd know the gods hated me

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 02, 2017 10:04 PM (lMp+G)

29 I'm not looking forward to spring at all. I consider winter a blessed respite from yard work.

I don't live in a place where I have to shovel snow constantly. For me, snow removal is an occasional thing, but for about eight or nine months of the year, yard work is incessant and relentless.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 10:05 PM (sdi6R)

30 Hooters is changing. Guys will be servers now as well.
___
Ok tilted kilt it is then. Linkee for what a tilted kilt might look like.

http://tiltedkilt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/bg_tilt-girls.jpg

Anyone else thirsty suddenly?

Posted by: Obligatory at February 02, 2017 10:05 PM (aZq03)

31 that last picture. "fuckin trump, why can't i find a job? fuck it, i didn't want to work anyway!" "where's my money?"

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 02, 2017 10:05 PM (KP5rU)

32 evening all

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at February 02, 2017 10:05 PM (nDcc3)

33 Anything more on the NYU kerfluffle?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 02, 2017 10:06 PM (FHY7H)

34 Please keep praying hard.

Posted by: ibguy at February 02, 2017 09:56 PM (vUcdz)

Quadrupling prayers for your sis and you and the entire family, (((ibguy))).

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 10:06 PM (tHwdc)

35 27 MisHum

You tell 'em, MH!

Posted by: ibguy at February 02, 2017 10:06 PM (vUcdz)

36 Is that a Reaver?

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (vBeA5)

37 >>>But you can't eat lunch naked in the winter.

Posted by: Walter S. Burroughs at February 02, 2017 09:55 PM (rH4JY)<<<

And we've told you numerous times that you can't in the summer either, perv.

Posted by: the local constabulary at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (I5q3y)

38
Tucker Carlson is impressing me. I barely heard of the guy before the Trumpening but since then he's been kicking glute.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


Ten years ago he was on MSNBC.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (IqV8l)

39 Regarding the "Reality is all just an illusion, maaaan!" piece:

I've always kinda thought this way, since I was just a wee lad just learning about physics for the first time.

There's no real sense in which there is any "there" there, behind matter or energy. It's all just increasingly more abstract descriptions of behaviors, not of "things".

Then I read a bit of philosophy here and there, and it's a commonly occurring idea in that realm as well.

It's actually one of the trains of though that lead me to abandon atheism and embrace religion (Christianity)


Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (sK2fh)

40 I've always been weirdly smug about Groundhog Day, being one who has spent the majority of his life in places like Montana and Wyoming, hell, even Colorado.

"Six weeks would be fucking awesome."

Love the movie though...except for Andie McDowell. Sheesh, she is tedious. Were it not for her, Groundhog Day would be my all-time favorite movie. As it is, it's somewhere in the teens. Right ahead of Better Off Dead, and just behind Revenge of the Nerds.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (nM8MY)

41 Shit, Stars goal.

4-3 Jets

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (emDjj)

42 34

Thanks, Miley!

Posted by: ibguy at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (vUcdz)

43 It was 70 in Georgia today.


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (Gv7El)

44 Hologram, yeah right. Shut up.

Posted by: flyover at February 02, 2017 10:08 PM (SVz6E)

45 36 Is that a Reaver?
Posted by: The Political Hat at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (vBeA5)

I think that's what Reavers are scared of.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 02, 2017 10:08 PM (FHY7H)

46 Shut da Fuq up Carrot-boi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:04 PM (voOPb)



Enjoy your continued shoveling!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:08 PM (89UPP)

47 I'm not looking forward to spring at all. I consider winter a blessed respite from yard work.


I don't live in a place where I have to shovel snow constantly. For me, snow removal is an occasional thing, but for about eight or nine months of the year, yard work is incessant and relentless.
---

mowing lawn once a week, plus weeding and week wacking.

shoveling snow?

only when it snows.

Winter > all other seasons

/and I'm in Michigan, a state with Winter, not winter.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 10:08 PM (J5mC3)

48 20s F all day here in Boulder. Miserable.

I understand it gets better though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 02, 2017 10:08 PM (lMp+G)

49 Posted by: H at February 02, 2017 09:58 PM (wUUPa)

Or an Anschutz bolt action in .22 Hornet.

That's what I used when I was a kid hunting woodchucks...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 02, 2017 10:08 PM (rF0hx)

50 He drives pretty good for as quadruped.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 02, 2017 10:09 PM (LTHVh)

51 The workshop, Polyamory vs. Cheating Lessons from a Former Serial Monogamist,

Everything old is new again. Was it in the late sixties, seventies when Open Marriage was the new thing? A couple of counselors/professionals were running all over promoting it as the answer to cheating. Of course, a short time later, the same couple announced that, big surprise, it led to divorce.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 02, 2017 10:09 PM (+lVUW)

52 Don't drive angry.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 02, 2017 10:09 PM (LTHVh)

53 Valentines day is coming. Give her the Beef. No not that, Beef jerky flowers.

http://sayitwithbeef.com/shop/

You'll have to wait till next year though they seem to be sold out already.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 02, 2017 10:09 PM (W6Ch1)

54 I'm going to make the tattooed lady's picture my profile shot on Facebook. My kids will freak out.

Posted by: ALH at February 02, 2017 10:09 PM (Z56vq)

55 46 Carrot Boi

Have fun storming the castle!

Posted by: ibguy at February 02, 2017 10:09 PM (vUcdz)

56 Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 10:05 PM (sdi6R)

As a child I hated mowing the lawn with a passion

Now? I enjoy mowing, and taking care of 9 different flower beds
I love puttering after work in the yard after work

But.....
To each their own

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:09 PM (voOPb)

57 Tucker Carlson is impressing me. I barely heard of the guy before the Trumpening but since then he's been kicking glute.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo



Ten years ago he was on MSNBC.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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He needed the money.


Whoah!

Posted by: Andrew "Dice" Clay at February 02, 2017 10:09 PM (Gv7El)

58 Lydia the tattooed lady can get a job at Hooters.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 02, 2017 10:10 PM (IqV8l)

59 th or so.

Posted by: The Garbone at February 02, 2017 10:10 PM (9dH/8)

60 Wow, Mara Gay is stunningly gorgeous in the groundhog video.

Definitely a 1.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 10:10 PM (sdi6R)

61 Forehead says it all.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 02, 2017 10:10 PM (FtrY1)

62 *Please keep praying hard.
Posted by: ibguy at February 02, 2017 09:56 PM (vUcdz)*

Just so you know, yes.

Posted by: tbodie at February 02, 2017 10:11 PM (r1DzX)

63
Everything old is new again. Was it in the late sixties, seventies when Open Marriage was the new thing?

Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 02, 2017 10:11 PM (IqV8l)

64 >>>Enjoy your continued shoveling!!!

Shakes fist
I'll get you punk

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:11 PM (voOPb)

65 >>>Ten years ago he was on MSNBC.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (IqV8l)<<<

And only wore bow ties.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 02, 2017 10:12 PM (I5q3y)

66 co-author Kostas Skenderis: "Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field," said study of the U.K.'s University of Southampton.

Aww, c'mon. You won't even concede a lousy 3-D Matrix? I'd like to have the option of driving by my favorite noodle shop one day.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 02, 2017 10:12 PM (1CroS)

67 Shakes fist
I'll get you punk

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:11 PM (voOPb)



I'll be concerned and looking out for you about midJune.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:12 PM (89UPP)

68 Everything old is new again. Was it in the late sixties, seventies when Open Marriage was the new thing? A couple of counselors/professionals were running all over promoting it as the answer to cheating. Of course, a short time later, the same couple announced that, big surprise, it led to divorce.
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 02, 2017 10:09 PM (+lVUW)

Not so new. Chesterton wrote about "free" love. He thought the idea was silly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 02, 2017 10:12 PM (FHY7H)

69 @ Grump928(c)

===

Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the
hog out, and they used to eat it.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 02, 2017 10:13 PM (Gv7El)

70 38
Tucker Carlson is impressing me. I barely heard of the guy before the Trumpening but since then he's been kicking glute.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

Ten years ago he was on MSNBC.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 02, 2017 10:07 PM (IqV8l)

20+ years ago he was on CNN
A bow tie wearing young twerp who would sit in for Bob Novak on Crossfire

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:13 PM (voOPb)

71 "Did you ever get into photography? What was your first camera?"

An Argus C3. And I ended up running a darkroom for a little while. You learn some neat stuff.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 02, 2017 10:14 PM (w+Jhj)

72 Groundhog skin is supposedly thin yet very strong, once tanned or tawed. Popular material back in the day for hunting pouches down here in the southeast, I believe.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2017 10:14 PM (bZ7mE)

73 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:12 PM (89UPP)



Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:14 PM (voOPb)

74 the snows are coming.
going to beat it to town early tomorrow.
then home sweet home.

thnx again MH.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 02, 2017 10:15 PM (p0xM7)

75 Eh. Just read the "hologram" article for reals.

They're not talking about Idealism at all, just "Hey, we rammed a bunch of noise through a buttload of filters and transforms, and some crap came out and we made up some cockamamie new cosmology out of it"

whoopdie doo.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 02, 2017 10:15 PM (sK2fh)

76 Polygamy is a great idea. You qualify for group rates when you take your wives on honeymoon at Chuck E Cheese.

Posted by: Mohammed at February 02, 2017 10:15 PM (rGg+5)

77 Please keep praying hard.

Posted by: ibguy at February 02, 2017 09:56 PM (vUcdz)


Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 02, 2017 10:15 PM (vBeA5)

78 and [falcons] can cost up to $250,000 apiece.

?! I bet they don't taste any better than chicken.

Posted by: t-bird at February 02, 2017 10:15 PM (TqmC9)

79 Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:14 PM (voOPb)



Btw, go check twitter.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:16 PM (89UPP)

80 47
Winter > all other seasons

/and I'm in Michigan, a state with Winter, not winter.
Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 10:08 PM (J5mC3)


*clink*

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 10:16 PM (sdi6R)

81 Hola Fappers and Flappers.

Posted by: Von Ribbentwat at February 02, 2017 10:16 PM (EnKk6)

82 She seems nice.

Evening all.

Posted by: Flyboy at February 02, 2017 10:16 PM (R3Jti)

83 Polygamy is a great idea.
===

"wives" ... Plural!

*shudder*

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 02, 2017 10:16 PM (Gv7El)

84 So all you nuts aren't real? You're just holograms?


Thats oddly comforting.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Hobo, the other white meat' at February 02, 2017 10:17 PM (PjWy4)

85 Please keep praying hard.
Posted by: ibguy at February 02, 2017 09:56 PM (vUcdz)

I will.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at February 02, 2017 10:17 PM (P8951)

86 Hungry for great music...

http://tinyurl.com/jk6xupj

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:17 PM (u8kLQ)

87 Tell me more about this Hologram thingy.

Posted by: Zombie Philip Dick at February 02, 2017 10:17 PM (XcOXh)

88 There's only one thing to do. I have to kill the groundhog.

Posted by: Phil Connors at February 02, 2017 10:17 PM (0mRoj)

89 fuckin' Houston sports, man

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at February 02, 2017 10:18 PM (TdErL)

90 Multiple wives? Ah, spread the sandwich assembly burden.
Clever. And filling.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 02, 2017 10:18 PM (FtrY1)

91 Today I finally did something I've wanted to do for at least 35 years. My dad isn't a "car guy", he's never owned a new car, never had a project car in the shed, he's never wanted a hot rod. When I was a teenager, he once bought a car for $25 and used it as his daily driver (a 1967 Ford Cortina, of all things, an English car that was imported to the states in limited numbers. A neighbor had one, it stopped running. Dad bought it, wired around the neutral safety switch, and drove it for 5 years. In fact, he bought 2 more for another $25 total and used them for parts. I'm amazed that he found 3 of them, all w/i about 5 miles of our suburban Baltimore house. Seriously amazed to this day).

But.

From time to time, as long as I can remember, he has spoken of the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 as just THE car. He would have been 15 when they came out, the first high compression engine out of Detroit. Granddad either had one or wanted one, I don't remember which, but it has always had the top spot in dad's pantheon of cars. He'd never buy himself one, of course, even though he could afford to, he's not one to spend money on frivolous things. Ever since I was a teenager, I thought "Man, someday I'll buy one of those cars for dad". It's been kind a a quiet, out of reach dream of mine forever, something that sure would be nice to do, but probably not possible or practical.

Today I gave my dad a 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. Here's a picture of dad with his new car: https://twitter.com/GingyNorth/status/827226518292140032.

I bought it two weeks ago, in Illinois. Gingy and I drove 1700 miles in 36 hours to look at the car, and we bought it on the spot. We had it shipped home, and this morning it was delivered. I surprised him with it around noon. Now dad can go for Sunday drives with his best girl in his very own Oldsmobile Rocket 88. Maybe they'll even find a malt shop.

Today was a good day.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (QGamW)

92 Also: white taxpayers breeding in the US: very bad. killing gaia
illegal immigrants breeding: totes cool with gaia.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 09:59 PM (J5mC3)

I hope Sierra Club gets a bunch of club membership cancellations as of tomorrow as a result of that bozo.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (P8951)

93 But you can't eat lunch naked in the winter.

Sure you can. Just do it indoors.

But not at Chik-fil-A.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (IcT7t)

94 250K for falcons? That's pretty cheap actually.

Wonder if any of them can give us a chance against the Patriots.

Posted by: Arthur Blank at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (I5q3y)

95 "Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field," said study co-author Kostas Skenderis of the U.K.'s University of Southampton.

Does this mean I'm not going to need glasses?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 02, 2017 10:20 PM (4ErVI)

96 Hooters is changing. Guys will be servers now as well.

They've gone too far this time!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:20 PM (0mRoj)

97 AshevilleRobert: "An Argus C3. And I ended up running a darkroom for a little while. You learn some neat stuff."

Yep. Such as moving like a robot in complete darkness and without dropping, spilling, or mis-orienting hours of work, some of it irretrievable and irreplaceable.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 02, 2017 10:20 PM (1CroS)

98 Today was a good day.
Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (QGamW)



Very cool.

My dad did something similar a while back. He bought a 54 Ford Coupe and had it fully restored...then gifted it to my grandparents on their 50th wedding annv. It was the same make/model my grandpa owned when he and my grandmother were dating and then first married.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:21 PM (89UPP)

99 Oh the universe is real alright, but what you should be really concerned about is dark matter and hope there is more of it than dark energy because if not, well let's just say it doesn't end well.

Err, on second thought it doesn't end well in either scenario.

It think I've had too much scotch.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 02, 2017 10:21 PM (+lv+r)

100 Multiple wives? Ah, spread the sandwich assembly burden.

Clever. And filling.
==

Maybe at first.

Then comes the cleaning. And the rearranging. And then The Decorating.

And then they start trying to rearrange you.

And then comes The Hating.


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 02, 2017 10:21 PM (Gv7El)

101 Today was a good day.

Weirddave, you totally rock.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 02, 2017 10:21 PM (IcT7t)

102 Your Dad looks kind of stunned, WD.

Awesome gift.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2017 10:22 PM (bZ7mE)

103 That's no groundhog, that's a yellow-bellied marmot, aka whistlepig.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 02, 2017 10:22 PM (Dy5Cx)

104 neat story Weirddave

Posted by: concrete girl at February 02, 2017 10:22 PM (p0xM7)

105 10 years ago MSNBC was a very different animal.


Best thing I recall was from 2003. Iraq war. One of their reporters - Bob Arnot (?) - was a physician, and a pilot, and spoke Arabic. Um - a little different than your average "journalist" these days, huh?


I recall one live report (I'd watch it around the clock when the short kinetic phase was under way) where he was pressed into service by the Marines he was with for both his language, and medical, capabilities.


Pretty awesome.


And that reminds me of another, darker chapter from another network at that time. I think it was CNN's Sanjay Gupta - also a physician, surgeon or neurosurgeon (?) - was pressed into service to help with the head wound of a soldier (or something close to that). Of course he jumped right in and did his best. I'm not making this up - there were bouts of "ethical" hand-wringing by other "journalists" over this.


Anyway, things were different 1,000 years ago, in 2003. Well, some things.


P.S. MisHum, I actually mentioned the fireaman/adopts/rescued girl story in a recent ONT, saw it somewhere else that night.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 10:23 PM (QDnY+)

106 91
Now dad can go for Sunday drives with his best girl in his very own Oldsmobile Rocket 88. Maybe they'll even find a malt shop.

Today was a good day.
Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (QGamW)


Cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

107

One God, that I can understand; but one wife? That is not civilized.It is not generous!

Posted by: Sheik Ilderim at February 02, 2017 10:24 PM (IqV8l)

108
Err, on second thought it doesn't end well in either scenario.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 02, 2017 10:21 PM (+lv+r)

In the long run, etc. etc.

It's a danged miracle we're even here in the first place though.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 02, 2017 10:24 PM (sK2fh)

109 "Yep. Such as moving like a robot in complete
darkness and without dropping, spilling, or mis-orienting hours of work,
some of it irretrievable and irreplaceable.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel"

Yes, you do learn to plan ahead.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 02, 2017 10:25 PM (w+Jhj)

110
100 Multiple wives? Ah, spread the sandwich assembly burden.

Clever. And filling.
==

Maybe at first.

Then comes the cleaning. And the rearranging. And then The Decorating.

And then they start trying to rearrange you.

And then comes The Hating.


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 02, 2017 10:21 PM (Gv7El)

Okay, but I still get sandwiches, right?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 02, 2017 10:25 PM (FtrY1)

111 WeirdDave Rocket 88 story

That's just one example of why I love this place!

Posted by: Yeeha at February 02, 2017 10:26 PM (NPLj5)

112 Wierddave your dad did a great job as a father, the proof is you.

Posted by: Kentucky kid at February 02, 2017 10:26 PM (OXwWO)

113
This could qualify of for a feel good story of the day award. After we read about the value of life, it's wonderful to see a touching story like this. Not all government workers are hardhearted. Fireman adopts baby girl he delivered. h/t rhomboid


If it was a cop, the squirming, screaming baby would have been arrested for disturbing the peace, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:26 PM (0mRoj)

114 Tomorrow (in a few hours) is Four Chaplains Day. In 1943, four men of different faiths comforted survivors of the torpedoed troop ship Dorchester, giving them their own life jackets when the lockers had run out. They went down with the ship, holding hands, singing, and praying according to their own faiths. Just an FYI if anyone hasn't heard of their story:

Rev. George L. Fox
Rabbi Alexander D. Goode
Rev. Clark V. Poling
Father John P. Washington

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Chaplains

http://www.fourchaplains.org/the-saga-of-the-four-chaplains/

Posted by: hogmartin at February 02, 2017 10:26 PM (8nWyX)

115 I've never been married but I suspect that Polyamory/Polygamy are like communism. Looks great on paper but fails miserably when actually practiced. Reality is a harsh mistress.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 02, 2017 10:27 PM (Vog7R)

116 Okay, but I still get sandwiches, right?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew
==

Oh yes. They will come on a plate. With chips. And a napkin.

And a strange and curiously frightening smile.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:27 PM (Gv7El)

117 "Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field..."

If one ponders implications of relativity and an expanding universe this idea isn't all that bizarre as you might suppose. Around every point in the universe is a bubble defined by a boundary at which the expansion of space from that point reaches the speed of light. That boundary resembles an event horizon of black hole in that an observer at the central point will never witness an object actually crossing the boundary because of time dilation. Instead, the observe will see the object slow down and the radiation it emits red shifted to lower and lower frequencies. The lower frequencies means the observer can no longer place the precise position of the object -- and when the frequencies reach the width of the universe the object is for all meaningful purposes exists spread along the entire boundary.

It sounds kind of bizarre, but the real kicker is that for a distant point in space, we ourselves exist on that boundary. To an observer that might be at that point our existence takes place entirely on the 2-dimensional surface that surrounds them and defines the horizon of their universe.

Posted by: mpthompson at February 02, 2017 10:27 PM (I/SRC)

118 Cool!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0


LOL. I forgot to link the song! The Rocket 88 was also the subject of what is generally regarded as the first rock and roll song, which Rickl linked.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:27 PM (QGamW)

119 Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 10:23 PM (QDnY+)

That's why you got the hat tip

************

Weirddaves story is another feel good story

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:28 PM (voOPb)

120 I have long believed that the next domino to fall after the gay marriage decision would be polygamy. It will come in the form of a Muslim American citizen who married a second wife, also an American citizen, overseas, and demands that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognize his religious right to marry multiple women. The Supreme Judicial Court will fall all over themselves making arguments for why polygamy is a right.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 02, 2017 10:28 PM (jK8Z7)

121 trump
trump
trump


deport
deport
deport

winning
winning
winning

Posted by: Original Jake at February 02, 2017 10:28 PM (VBsKP)

122 That tattooed young woman would have been beautiful if she hadn't mutilated herself. Good lord, what a tragedy.

Don't forget the groundhog who bit the tar out of Mayor Mikey Bloomberg.

Posted by: Beverly at February 02, 2017 10:28 PM (HRUrF)

123 I greased one of Puxatawny Phil's cousins off a bench/tripod from 1,660 yards wit a 338 Ultra Mag, 300 grain Sierra MatchKing through 33" Lilja match grade barrel with Hogdon/ Rotumbo powder and massaged brass. Walked it in on the third shot and cart-wheeled him. Yeah, just a rodent.

Posted by: JROD at February 02, 2017 10:29 PM (Ax5Cx)

124 Something that I wrote and walked away from without pressing submit and then it ended up getting willowed.

409 Clever people getting paid money to say clever things. Minimally viable politics is an analogy to software /product development in a lean or agile fashion. A minimally viable product does just enough to get people to use it and catch on, and fund future developments and operations.

As with all analogies, you get feature creep. One, people want more. Two, the people who make stuff want to keep getting paid to make stuff. So, new features. Is Word 2016 better than Word 2013 better than 2010 better than 2007 etc etc etc?

That's why there are paradigm breakers who are disruptive over time, you get some bloated thing with lots of features which have many individual adherents, but clog things up for the main body of users. So what they end up doing is hiding all the small constituent features off in the margins

That's kind of where we are with politics. You never roll back feature sets. You go with a new product.

Posted by: blaster at February 02, 2017 10:29 PM (HV1LS)

125 Reality is a harsh mistress.
==

Exactly.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:29 PM (Gv7El)

126 Mike Pence on Hannity tonight -

Man, what a fantastic teammate who can also lead. The guy oozes class

Posted by: Yeeha at February 02, 2017 10:29 PM (NPLj5)

127 @108

Some would even say it's impossible we're here.

But then again we're here, so it's merely improbable.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 02, 2017 10:29 PM (+lv+r)

128 Who declared Punxsatauny Phil to have authority over the seasons? I didn't vote for him! He's not my groundhog.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 10:29 PM (0OG8D)

129 24 Edge of Tomorrow > Groundhog Day

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 02, 2017 10:03 PM (lMp+G)


Edge of Tomorrow = Groundhog Day + Starship Troopers

Posted by: Iowa Bob at February 02, 2017 10:30 PM (80HyY)

130 RIP Buddy Holly, a cool dude.

Posted by: Mr. Wednesday Night at February 02, 2017 10:30 PM (ismre)

131 Multiple wives?

I'd have to ignore more than one?

No bueno.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (tr2D7)

132 Oops, in my description above I meant to say, "and when the wavelengths reach the width of the universe the object for all meaningful purposes exists spread along the entire boundary."

Posted by: mpthompson at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (I/SRC)

133 I hope Sierra Club gets a bunch of club membership cancellations as of tomorrow as a result of that bozo.
Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (P8951)


I hate to say it, but he may get a lot of contributions. This freak-show garbage is the space that Sierra, PETA et al live in.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (VdICR)

134
116 Okay, but I still get sandwiches, right?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew
==

Oh yes. They will come on a plate. With chips. And a napkin.

And a strange and curiously frightening smile.
Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:27 PM (Gv7El)

Wow! Chips! Sign me up!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (FtrY1)

135 *Today was a good day.
Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (QGamW)*

"Good for you Weirddave" is inadequate to your accomplishment. Yet it is the best I've got.

My apologies.

Posted by: tbodie at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (r1DzX)

136 I wish Tucker had done more research before he spoke to the Sierra Club guy:
https://www.noozhawk.com/article/021712_joe_guzzardi_sierra_club

Posted by: vivi at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (11H2y)

137 118 Cool!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0


LOL. I forgot to link the song! The Rocket 88 was also the subject of what is generally regarded as the first rock and roll song, which Rickl linked.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:27 PM (QGamW)


With bonus Bettie Page footage in the video, even.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (sdi6R)

138 When you get married you find out all kinds of things.

Like " you don't really need that", " your breathing is annoying" and that headaches can last for years.


Imagining that multiplied by more than one?

Makes my stomach hurt.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (Gv7El)

139 122 That tattooed young woman would have been beautiful if she hadn't mutilated herself. Good lord, what a tragedy.


It's very sad. I've seen other young ladies like this who were very pretty until they ruined their faces with tattoos and other garbage. Total waste.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:32 PM (0mRoj)

140 a lot of content in this thing

Posted by: Original Jake at February 02, 2017 10:32 PM (VBsKP)

141 So ... Groundhog Day

Andie MacDowell

She was something special

Posted by: Yeeha at February 02, 2017 10:32 PM (NPLj5)

142 "Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field," said study co-author Kostas Skenderis of the U.K.'s University of Southampton.
--------------

Or...as we said when I was a kid, "Suppose one thing, suppose another, suppose a jackass is your brother."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2017 10:32 PM (ZO497)

143 At least she does not false advertise.

Posted by: Pepe, Moar Pleaae. at February 02, 2017 10:32 PM (O6j88)

144 Talk about a reality check: The entire universe could be a "vast and
complex hologram," scientists reported Monday.

Kewl, dude. When I hold the card this way, the hologram has these assholes burn down their own section of town!

Posted by: teenager from the 26th dimension with his 1st credit card at February 02, 2017 10:32 PM (nlbfN)

145 Who declared Punxsatauny Phil to have authority over the seasons? I didn't vote for him! He's not my groundhog.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 10:29 PM (0OG8D)


A watery tart threw a scimitar at him...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 02, 2017 10:33 PM (vBeA5)

146 Those who opposed the leftward tilt of the Sierra Club have probably already left.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 02, 2017 10:33 PM (IqV8l)

147
*whispers*

the '3' is back.



Of course it is.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:33 PM (Gv7El)

148 Multiple wives? Ah, spread the sandwich assembly burden.

Clever. And filling.
==

Maybe at first.

Then comes the cleaning. And the rearranging. And then The Decorating.

And then they start trying to rearrange you.

And then comes The Hating.


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her!


That reminds me of that old joke about the 3 stages of marriage.
Stage one is House Sex, where the newlywed couple has sex in every room of the house.
Stage two is Bedroom Sex, where the couple has sex once a week in the bedroom.
Stage three is Hallway Sex where the couple says, "F**k you" as they pass in the hallway.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 02, 2017 10:33 PM (+lVUW)

149 Read something interesting today about the Kraft Heinz company.

Apparently they had planned to buy a 30-second ad to air during Super Bowl LI. They found out the cost of the ad would be the same amount of money... as giving all of their employees an extra paid day off work.

So they chose... to give their employees the paid day off.

Hmm. Anyone here think this was a good decision? A bad one? I personally think it was an okay decision.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:34 PM (u8kLQ)

150 Imagining that multiplied by more than one?

Makes my stomach hurt.
Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (Gv7El)

======

Just ask a married guy if he wants multiple wives. Don't bother listening to the answer, just watch his expression.

Posted by: Flyboy at February 02, 2017 10:34 PM (R3Jti)

151 122 That tattooed young woman would have been beautiful if she hadn't mutilated herself. Good lord, what a tragedy.

Indeed. Her exterior projects her inner turmoil.

Posted by: mpthompson at February 02, 2017 10:34 PM (I/SRC)

152 I have long believed that the next domino to fall after the gay marriage decision would be polygamy. It will come in the form of a Muslim American citizen who married a second wife, also an American citizen, overseas, and demands that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognize his religious right to marry multiple women. The Supreme Judicial Court will fall all over themselves making arguments for why polygamy is a right.
---

It's already happening in Britain.

Next up: pedophilia.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 10:35 PM (J5mC3)

153 Posted by: nerdygirl at February 02, 2017 10:33 PM (+lVUW)

Chuckles

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:36 PM (voOPb)

154 People like Young Miss FaceTatoo just make me think they're bored and desperate to make people think they're interesting.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 10:36 PM (oVJmc)

155 Stage three is Hallway Sex where the couple says, "F**k you" as they pass in the hallway.
==

Yeah.

Stage three starts around the second bite of wedding cake.

Stage four is staying together for the kids.

Stage five is well the kids are gone what the hell do we do now.

I am dreading stage 5.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:36 PM (Gv7El)

156 Talk about a reality check: The entire universe could be a "vast and complex hologram," scientists reported Monday. Also, even more unsettling, what we think of as reality may be just an illusion.
-------------

From Boswell's 'Life of Samuel Johnson'

"After we came out of the church, we stood talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the nonexistence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is merely ideal. I observed, that though we are satisfied his doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute it. I never shall forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it -- "I refute it thus."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2017 10:36 PM (ZO497)

157 Laura Ingraham on Hannity tonight -

She's really come into her own as part of MAGA

I think she has something big coming up in her future. Maybe she will win the VA senate seat.

Posted by: Yeeha at February 02, 2017 10:37 PM (NPLj5)

158 149
Read something interesting today about the Kraft Heinz company.



Apparently they had planned to buy a 30-second ad to air during
Super Bowl LI. They found out the cost of the ad would be the same
amount of money... as giving all of their employees an extra paid day
off work.



So they chose... to give their employees the paid day off.



Hmm. Anyone here think this was a good decision? A bad one? I personally think it was an okay decision.

Posted by: qdpsteve

Terrible Decision!

Posted by: Don Draper at February 02, 2017 10:37 PM (XcOXh)

159 "Talk about a reality check: The entire universe could be a "vast and complex hologram," scientists reported Monday. Also, even more unsettling, what we think of as reality may be just an illusion."


It's those Reptilians from the other side of Mars.

Posted by: Don at February 02, 2017 10:37 PM (NPutB)

160 #151: Yeah, but I still don't think she's exactly a good illustration of "celibacy". There are plenty of dudes out there who would still want to hit that, and she doesn't exactly strike me as the sort who would turn her nose up at them.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 10:38 PM (0OG8D)

161 nerdygirl: "Stage three is Hallway Sex where the couple says, 'F**k you' as they pass in the hallway."

That's hawt.

Posted by: Widowed Octogenarian at February 02, 2017 10:38 PM (1CroS)

162 I worked for one of the school photo developers on a printer. $6.50 an hour and spent time mopping, blowing the dust off and running two printers at a time.

Quit that job for one of the worst jobs in my life. *sigh*

That's how I roll. Ass over teacup.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2017 10:38 PM (71e+w)

163 Posted by: mpthompson at February 02, 2017 10:27

OK, I think I'll contemplate that while I take a nap. Tired here. May be back later.

Be well all you Morons.

Posted by: Farmer at February 02, 2017 10:38 PM (o/90i)

164 Why was Heinz considering spending all that money on advertising if they didn't think it would improve sales (which, evidently, they didn't)?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 10:39 PM (oVJmc)

165
It's those Reptilians from the other side of Mars.
---
You obviously are not caught up on Ancient Aliens.

The Reptilians live deep within the earth. Duh.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 10:39 PM (J5mC3)

166 Laura Ingraham on Hannity tonight -


She is gonna be a great Senator.


Now if we can just get Sarah to knock off Murcokeski in Alaska.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:39 PM (Gv7El)

167 So ... Groundhog Day

Andie MacDowell

She was something special
Posted by: Yeeha
---------

Yeah. No.
YMMV

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2017 10:39 PM (ZO497)

168 Next up: pedophilia.


Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 10:35 PM


No, I think it's going to be animal love. Say, with the goat in the backyard.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 02, 2017 10:39 PM (jK8Z7)

169 Mx Facetat McPierce should have traded her original face with an accident victim. Everybody wins.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 02, 2017 10:40 PM (FtrY1)

170 138 When you get married you find out all kinds of things.

Like " you don't really need that", " your breathing is annoying" and that headaches can last for years.


Imagining that multiplied by more than one?

Makes my stomach hurt.
Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (Gv7El)

Multiple divorces, alimony payments and complete financial and emotional ruin? No thanks.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:40 PM (0mRoj)

171 Why was Heinz considering spending all that money on advertising if they didn't think it would improve sales (which, evidently, they didn't)?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles
-------

I do not think that any of the ads do. It's corporate ego at work.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2017 10:40 PM (ZO497)

172 Stage five is well the kids are gone what the hell do we do now.

I am dreading stage 5.


I saw an interview with a couple that had been married for 70-some years. They said, with totally straight faces, but huge twinkles in their eyes, that they were just staying together until all the kids were dead. Loved it.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:40 PM (QGamW)

173 Say, with the goat in the backyard.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 02, 2017 10:39 PM (jK8Z7)



Well, I mean, how else would you fuck a goat but in the backyard?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:41 PM (89UPP)

174 That Oldsmobile is not a "car"... It's an automobile!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 02, 2017 10:41 PM (kP16F)

175 Andie MacDowell



She was something special
Posted by: Yeeha at February 02, 2017 10:32 PM (NPLj5)


In Sex Lies and Videotape she was something special.

In Groundhog day she was replaceable.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2017 10:42 PM (71e+w)

176 145 Who declared Punxsatauny Phil to have authority over the seasons? I didn't vote for him! He's not my groundhog.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 10:29 PM (0OG8D)

A watery tart threw a scimitar at him...
Posted by: The Political Hat at February 02, 2017 10:33 PM (vBeA5)

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of meteorology!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:42 PM (0mRoj)

177 Weirddave: "...but huge twinkles in their eyes, that they were just staying together until all the kids were dead. Loved it."

See. Now they get life. I'm a bit envious.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 02, 2017 10:42 PM (1CroS)

178 @149

It was a good decision for the employees at least.

I often wonders why some companies that are entrenched in consumer use and mindshare even bother advertising.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 02, 2017 10:43 PM (+lv+r)

179 And when I hold it up this way reflected in a mirror some dick in an Applebee's makes a reductio ad absurdum argument on the internet.
Wow! I could do this all freakin' day, man!

Posted by: teenager from the 26th dimension with his 1st credit card at February 02, 2017 10:43 PM (nlbfN)

180 Muskrat love!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 02, 2017 10:43 PM (IqV8l)

181 >>>>Well, I mean, how else would you fuck a goat but in the backyard?

Each HOA is different and has their own set of rules

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:43 PM (voOPb)

182 Well, I mean, how else would you fuck a goat but in the backyard?

You could do it in the front yard so the neighbors could applaud your choice.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 02, 2017 10:43 PM (IcT7t)

183 >> That boundary resembles an event horizon of black hole in that an
observer at the central point will never witness an object actually
crossing the boundary because of time dilation.

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

It actually is an event horizon. A cosmological horizon. If you're familiar with GR, see "de Sitter space", and nice toy model of an expanding universe, which you get with zero matter but with a cosmological constant. It makes a very simple solution (relatively speaking, for GR) to the field equations but gives you all the features of an accelerating expanding universe.

The notion of metric expansion is a coordinate one, not real/invariant, just one way to coordinatize the space-time. It admits a static coordinatization, known as Static de Sitter coordinates.

This looks exactly like an inside-out black hole. Rather than that an event horizon at small radius, and everything falling in, you have a space inside surrounded by an event horizon at a large radius.

Things fly apart -- there is a rip tide, as it can be called. Things fly away and freeze at the cosmological horizon, the inside out version of the classic Schwarzschild black hole.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 02, 2017 10:43 PM (DW+jj)

184 152 I have long believed that the next domino to fall after the gay marriage decision would be polygamy. It will come in the form of a Muslim American citizen who married a second wife, also an American citizen, overseas, and demands that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognize his religious right to marry multiple women. The Supreme Judicial Court will fall all over themselves making arguments for why polygamy is a right.
---

It's already happening in Britain.

Next up: pedophilia.
Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 10:35 PM (J5mC3)

They've been working on that for a long time.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

185 Mr. Peebles and Mike Hammer:

Good points, although I think Frito-Lay's "Ultrasound" ad for Doritos made them money as a result of getting it run during Super Bowl L.

Of course, no doubt due mainly to the fact that bloodthirsty assholes at Planned Parenthood complained about it "humanizing the fetus," causing conservatives in turn to show F-L tons of support.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:44 PM (u8kLQ)

186 No, I think it's going to be animal love. Say, with the goat in the backyard.
Win-win!

Posted by: devout moslem at February 02, 2017 10:44 PM (nlbfN)

187
No, I think it's going to be animal love. Say, with the goat in the backyard.
---

Already legal in a bunch of states .

Look up zoophilia and the law.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 10:44 PM (J5mC3)

188 http://geekologie.com/2012/04/remember-her-56-star-tattoos-face-girl-3.php

Remember her? I'm not a tattoo fan at all, but she is beautiful and those are the best face tattoos I've ever seen.

Definitely a 1 on the binary scale.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 10:45 PM (sdi6R)

189 177 Weirddave: "...but huge twinkles in their eyes, that they were just staying together until all the kids were dead. Loved it."

See. Now they get life. I'm a bit envious.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 02, 2017 10:42 PM (1CroS)

Lucky fucks, having a lifelong, happy relationship.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:45 PM (0mRoj)

190 Well, I mean, how else would you fuck a goat but in the backyard?

=======

Damn, I guess you don't have garages down in Florida.

Posted by: Flyboy at February 02, 2017 10:45 PM (R3Jti)

191 Kreplach, true.

Who doesn't know about Heinz products at this point?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:45 PM (u8kLQ)

192 Stinking sock.

Posted by: gNewt at February 02, 2017 10:45 PM (NPutB)

193 No, I think it's going to be animal love. Say, with the goat in the backyard.
---

Already legal in a bunch of states .

Look up zoophilia and the law.
Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 10:44 PM (J5mC3)

Hell no. God only knows what kind of ad banners would start showing up.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:46 PM (0mRoj)

194 No Yoko?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 02, 2017 10:46 PM (DMUuz)

195 #152: I personally think incest is next up. Now that gender and reproduction no longer matter where sex and marriage are concerned, I think we're more likely to see a couple of gay brothers demand the right to marry each other first.

After all, the primary purpose of laws against incest is to prevent inbreeding. If it's a gay couple of relatives, they're not gonna produce children together, anyway, so that outdated relic of an excuse to deny them their love no longer has any real meaning, see?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 10:46 PM (0OG8D)

196 We're a big Scouting family. 21 year old has Eagle, 15 year old is almost Eagle. I was a Den Leader and on Cub Scout Committee; husband was Scout Master and has his Wood Badge. When I heard about the trannies being accepted, I thought, "How can a scout be reverent and clean, mentally and physically?" Just hypocrisy to make them learn the Scout Pledge now.
I didn't tell my hubby my morbid thoughts. He thinks them already; it'll just bring him down to vocalize. I love that guy, and yes, he has bad breathe and snores, and sports an extra 20 lbs. Also, plays too much golf! He doesn't philander and when he heads to bed, he kisses me good night.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at February 02, 2017 10:46 PM (RHjCR)

197 No Yoko?


Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 02, 2017 10:46 PM


Life just isn't fair.

Posted by: otho at February 02, 2017 10:46 PM (lmIoG)

198 Question for the Horde:

If *we,* the ONT members, were somehow magically provided the money to make and run an ad promoting ourselves and this blog, that we could run during Super Bowl LI...

what do you think would be a great ad? What would the ad look like?

Thought experiment. Would love to hear your ideas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:47 PM (u8kLQ)

199 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827221828917682177

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827221909880393728

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827221984387989504

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827222069561683968

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827222170464026625

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2017 10:47 PM (Ya7zs)

200 Lou Dobbs is one happy Trumper!

Election night on FBN was delightful. His grin was a mile wide. He'd seen what was coming, and he relished every bit of it, and hasn't stopped.

Posted by: Yeeha at February 02, 2017 10:47 PM (NPLj5)

201 Nature uses vivid colors and extreme markings to warn, DANGER! LEAVE THIS ONE ALONE!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 02, 2017 10:48 PM (JO9+V)

202 This is a recent shot from an Airbus A330 of some of a Saudi prince's 80
falcons getting ready to fly the easy way. Falconry and competitive
bird sports are all the rage with the affluent in the middle east, and
birds can cost up to $250,000 apiece. A plane seat for a bird costs
around $650, and they also have to have their own passport. Still, 80
falcons? That seems like a lot. When you're rich a rich prince when do
you know it's time to stop buying falcons and start buying dragons? That
was a trick question, the answer's four -- just like upgrading from
houses to hotels in Monopoly.


I bet that plane stank to high heaven. Why? Because each falcon has one carrion.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:48 PM (QGamW)

203 Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at February 02, 2017 10:46 PM (RHjCR)

20#? You must make nice sammiches

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 10:48 PM (voOPb)

204 Her daughter is in The Leftovers

Posted by: Pale Ale at February 02, 2017 10:48 PM (M3DRt)

205 Thought experiment. Would love to hear your ideas.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:47 PM (u8kLQ)



No ad that would ever properly convey the HQ and the Horde could make it past the various network and govt censors.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:48 PM (89UPP)

206
I do not think that any of the ads do. It's corporate ego at work.


Another reason I'm a failure at life. I don't think like that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 10:48 PM (oVJmc)

207 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827222792412213249

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827222997287178242

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827223096134344704

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827223182138601473

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/827223259590586368

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2017 10:48 PM (Ya7zs)

208 qdpsteve: "What would the ad look like?"

It would not pass FCC obscenity law, so... futile.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 02, 2017 10:49 PM (1CroS)

209 #198: Why the Hell would I want to promote myself? I'll only fall short of my own expectations of myself.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 10:49 PM (0OG8D)

210 198 Question for the Horde:

If *we,* the ONT members, were somehow magically provided the money to make and run an ad promoting ourselves and this blog, that we could run during Super Bowl LI...

what do you think would be a great ad? What would the ad look like?

Thought experiment. Would love to hear your ideas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:47 PM (u8kLQ)


I'd just give us all a day off.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at February 02, 2017 10:49 PM (80HyY)

211 what do you think would be a great ad? What would the ad look like?

Thought experiment. Would love to hear your ideas.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:47 PM (u8kLQ)

Guns. Boobs. Man-bun heads on pikes.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (0mRoj)

212 Weird Dave - Huge thumbs-up on the car. Handled like a boss, my friend.
----
And...
-----

That Oldsmobile is not a "car"... It's an automobile!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
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*fistbump*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (ZO497)

213 and when he heads to bed, he kisses me good night.
==

well, shyeah...

Fear, duh.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (Gv7El)

214 Big Lou Dobbs fan, he referred to Rubio as inconsequential.

Posted by: Pale Ale at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (M3DRt)

215 Iowa Bob, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (u8kLQ)

216 WeirdDave, that was uncalled for.

Or maybe unchecked.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (71e+w)

217 Multiple wives? Ah, spread the sandwich assembly burden.

Not sure how to pay for all those shoes...

Posted by: t-bird at February 02, 2017 10:51 PM (eeTCA)

218 If *we,* the ONT members, were somehow magically provided the money to make and run an ad promoting ourselves and this blog, that we could run during Super Bowl LI...

what do you think would be a great ad? What would the ad look like?


My ad would be 'THE NFL SUCKS AND ROGER GOODELL IS A WINDOW-LICKING IMBECILE.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 10:51 PM (oVJmc)

219 Big Lou Dobbs fan, he referred to Rubio as inconsequential.
Posted by: Pale Ale


Not so! Dobbs is way off on this one.

Rubio's makes great fish tacos!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:51 PM (u8kLQ)

220 He drives pretty good for a quadruped.
He's in a wheelchair?

Posted by: joey biden at February 02, 2017 10:51 PM (nlbfN)

221
Who declared Punxsatauny Phil to have authority over the seasons? I didn't vote for him! He's not my groundhog.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch!

==

This comment is my current favorite, ever. I love it.

It is chock full of win.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:51 PM (Gv7El)

222 I got my Valentines Day present early. It's a Melania Trump pin from her jewelry line. Looks like a white rose with gold edgings and rhinestones. Unlike a MAGA hat, I can wear it and not get attacked.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 02, 2017 10:52 PM (Lqy/e)

223 what do you think would be a great ad? What would the ad look like?


Trying to represent this place in a TV commercial would be like trying to film a sharknado meeting WWII in a cage match held in zero G.

Nobody would have any idea what was going on, but it would be spectacular.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 02, 2017 10:52 PM (IcT7t)

224 what do you think would be a great ad? What would the ad look like?
----

Well, lace wigs and assless chaps probably wouldn't be best...

Let me think about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 10:52 PM (ZO497)

225 Everyone, go ahead and dream up an ad *anyway.*

Let's also imagine we have enough money to either (a) bribe the FCC or (b) pay the fine. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:52 PM (u8kLQ)

226 The Paolo, he likes you to have multiple wives. This saves the Paolo much travel time.

Posted by: Paolo at February 02, 2017 10:52 PM (0mRoj)

227 120 I have long believed that the next domino to fall after the gay marriage decision would be polygamy. It will come in the form of a Muslim American citizen who married a second wife, also an American citizen, overseas, and demands that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognize his religious right to marry multiple women. The Supreme Judicial Court will fall all over themselves making arguments for why polygamy is a right.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 02, 2017 10:28 PM (jK8Z7)

And that is how we got slavery.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 02, 2017 10:52 PM (P/kVC)

228 The tattoo girl celibate? LOL. Not a chance.

And daddy may drink but he doesn't drink because of tattoo girl. Chances are he doesn't even know about tattoo girl and, if he does, you can bet he doesn't care.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 02, 2017 10:52 PM (Nox3c)

229 My ad would be 'THE NFL SUCKS AND ROGER GOODELL IS A WINDOW-LICKING IMBECILE.'

Perhaps we could run that as a text message below a :60 clip of a classic Led Zepplin performance.

/see, making tv ads isn't that hard.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 10:53 PM (J5mC3)

230 You guys are probably right that a 30-second ad for the AoS Horde ONT wouldn't make any sense.

We'd need 90 seconds or a minute at least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:53 PM (u8kLQ)

231 That Oldsmobile is not a "car"... It's an automobile!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
---
*fistbump*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (ZO497)

======

Yep.

*adds bump*

Posted by: Flyboy at February 02, 2017 10:53 PM (R3Jti)

232 okay okay , shuttup already.



'3' likes it , too.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:53 PM (Gv7El)

233 Dogs put up and their dinner served. Medicine given to poor Leo, who got shortened by a pair yesterday.

Good night, Horde, and pleasant dreams of progressive schemes being thwarted.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at February 02, 2017 10:53 PM (J8/9G)

234 173 Well, I mean, how else would you fuck a goat but in the backyard?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:41 PM (89UPP)


You people have restrictions on that kind of thing?

Posted by: Abdullah Mohammed at February 02, 2017 10:54 PM (iMxBJ)

235 An AOSHQ ad should be a black screen and 30 seconds of the sound of a drill, followed by much cursing and the sound of collapsing wood.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 10:54 PM (oVJmc)

236 I think shibumi's the winner so far. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:54 PM (u8kLQ)

237 195: After that Supreme Court ruling, the "love wins" nonsense, I said, fuck it, let's make these lunatics deal with the logical conclusion of this. So, yeah, go full incest.

Most of the "love wins" crowd will balk at that. But guess what. At some age of the mother, 38 I believe, the chances of birth defects in her child equals that of direct brother-sister incest reproduction, and then exceeds it as the age increases.

So if you hold that the only logical reason to ban incest is to prevent genetic problems, then you should hold that it should be made illegal for a woman over 38 or so to give birth.

Most people wouldn't do that, thinking that's tyranny. And that shows that's not the real reason for banning incest. We think it's sick. The same way we think bestiality is sick, and used to think homosexual acts were sick.

You will find these "love wins" types get very uncomfortable when forced to follow this logical path.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 02, 2017 10:55 PM (DW+jj)

238 night, Horde.


Stay single.


Lucky bastards,

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:55 PM (Gv7El)

239 Mike Hammer, Oldsmobile owner

Well, we had it unloaded a street over from where my folks live. A lady walking her dog stopped to look at the car and asked me what it was. I said "This IS my father's Oldsmobile"

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:55 PM (QGamW)

240 171 Why was Heinz considering spending all that money on advertising if they didn't think it would improve sales (which, evidently, they didn't)?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles
-------

I do not think that any of the ads do. It's corporate ego at work.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2017 10:40 PM (ZO497)



--Will Rogers:

"If companies would spend as much money improving their product as they do advertising it, they would not need to advertise their product."

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 10:56 PM (emDjj)

241 I read some of the accounts of the original Utah pioneers. One mentioned that if you buy one a new bonnet, you have to buy all the wives a new bonnet.

There were also complaints that the missionaries in Europe married the attractive converts, leaving the (paraphrasing) 'less attractive' ones to make the journey to Utah as singles exp citing to change that state after arrival.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 02, 2017 10:56 PM (DMUuz)

242 1 FIRST
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 09:51 PM (89UPP)


Scheisse

Posted by: Buzzion at February 02, 2017 10:56 PM (8dgCO)

243 "Things fly away and freeze at the cosmological horizon, the inside out version of the classic Schwarzschild black hole."

Indeed, that pretty much how I interpret it. I don't have a good understanding of the math, but I've long contemplated the popular writings of Leonard Susskind's on the subject.

What we perceive to be "the universe" is but a minuscule 3D space-time bubble on a 2D surface that defines vast bulk of the actual universe.

Posted by: mpthompson at February 02, 2017 10:56 PM (I/SRC)

244 This might have already been said, since I'm on the west coast, and this ONT is always so early for me: if a republican mayor had killed an innocent groundhog, we would be reminded of it annually, ad nauseum.

Posted by: kalneva at February 02, 2017 10:57 PM (vhW1R)

245 Test.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at February 02, 2017 10:57 PM (adsVM)

246 Today was a good day.


Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (QGamW)

That's just the sweetest thing, Dave! Brought tears to my eyes.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 10:57 PM (tHwdc)

247 a great ad would be someone throws John McCain down a flight of stairs, then someone else asks McCain if he's hurt and he replies, "no, I'm ok, I just landed on head". Could sell burgers to vegans.

Posted by: mallflower on the range at February 02, 2017 10:57 PM (b7fwp)

248 Bottom picture: what terminal mental illness looks like.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 10:57 PM (WDdjT)

249 what do you think would be a great ad? What would the ad look like?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:47 PM (u8kLQ)

Like Kate Upton's Game of War ad with but more jiggly

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2017 10:57 PM (Ya7zs)

250 I do not think that any of the ads do. It's corporate ego at work.

Another reason I'm a failure at life. I don't think like that.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles
-------------

I vigorously protest any suggestion that anyone who has an interest in this place is a failure. That's bullshit.

If you're here, and not one of the Trollish, then you are one of ours , which is very, very different than 'failure'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 10:57 PM (ZO497)

251 I would have to imagine it would be in the same vein as the Texas Law Hawk commercials....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n01Q_GYsEU

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:57 PM (89UPP)

252 Well, that was weird. I tried to link something and got an error message.
Twice.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at February 02, 2017 10:58 PM (adsVM)

253
Funny thing about that Matthew McConaughey story. He was also one of those actor types who did the "I Will Survive" anti-Trump video.

The two positions aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Besides, anyone who gets stoned and bongos in the nude can't be all bad.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 02, 2017 10:58 PM (cuZZW)

254 Today was a good day.


Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (QGamW)

The definition of a good day.

Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at February 02, 2017 10:59 PM (D2vc1)

255 Scheisse
Posted by: Buzzion at February 02, 2017 10:56 PM (8dgCO)



fuck you

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:59 PM (89UPP)

256
--Will Rogers:

"If companies would spend as much money improving their product as they do advertising it, they would not need to advertise their product."


Conning a sucker is a lot easier than quality.

Another reason I'm a failure at life....Can't think that way.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 11:00 PM (oVJmc)

257 --I think you meant William S. Burroughs

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 09:59 PM (emDjj)

Whatever. Edgar Rice is the only Burroughs who matters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:00 PM (WDdjT)

258 "This IS my father's Oldsmobile"
Posted by: Weirddave
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Once in a lifetime, perfect opportunity.

OTOH, a millennial would have said, "Huh? What's an Oldsmobile?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 11:01 PM (ZO497)

259 An AOSHQ ad should be a black screen and 30 seconds of the sound of a drill, followed by much cursing and the sound of collapsing wood.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 10:54 PM


Somehow, that the drill is an IKEA drill would need to be conveyed.

Would the cursing be human or Ewok?

Would the sound of collapsing wood be antithetical to the average schadenboner and button status around here?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 02, 2017 11:01 PM (DMUuz)

260 @239 "This IS my father's Oldsmobile"

And now you get the fist bump.

Posted by: Stringer Davis, also an Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 11:01 PM (H5rtT)

261 Fear, duh.
Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (Gv7El)

Could be, but what a dismal way to look at life. I hope your home life improves soon. We never control anything but our own attitude.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at February 02, 2017 11:02 PM (RHjCR)

262 Jets win 4-3.

It's an auspicious night.

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 11:02 PM (emDjj)

263 Good job WD......maybe some day the next generation will surprise you!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 02, 2017 11:02 PM (TnUKj)

264 Around every point in the universe is a bubble defined by a boundary at
which the expansion of space from that point reaches the speed of light.

Travel twice the speed of sound, it's easy to get burned.

Posted by: dr crosby stills-nash at February 02, 2017 11:02 PM (nlbfN)

265 Well, the clean ad would be an Israeli tank stuck in the mud. For thirty seconds.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 02, 2017 11:02 PM (1CroS)

266 Well, that was weird. I tried to link something and got an error message.
Twice.
Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette
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Hmm. Was it...naughty ?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 11:02 PM (ZO497)

267 Travel twice the speed of sound, it's easy to get burned.
Posted by: dr crosby stills-nash
--------------

In space, no one can hear you scream.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 11:03 PM (ZO497)

268 Anyone else thirsty suddenly?

Posted by: Obligatory at February 02, 2017 10:05 PM (aZq03)

I have never been in a Tilted Kilt, but I see they now have a location in L.A. (that's Lethbridge, Alberta, for the uninformed)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:04 PM (WDdjT)

269 How'd the thread get so long this fast?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 02, 2017 11:04 PM (nQ10o)

270 Talk about a reality check: The entire universe could be a "vast and complex hologram," scientists reported Monday. Also, even more unsettling, what we think of as reality may be just an illusion.


If it's an illusion, why isn't it a better one, instead of a cold, uncaring, miserable place to be?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:05 PM (0mRoj)

271 We never control anything but our own attitude.

====


"We"

heh.

Yeah. She says that too.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 11:05 PM (Gv7El)

272 269 How'd the thread get so long this fast?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 02, 2017 11:04 PM (nQ10o)



Well, when a Moron loves a Horde very much....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 11:05 PM (89UPP)

273 Hmm. Anyone here think this was a good decision? A bad one? I personally think it was an okay decision.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:34 PM (u8kLQ)

I doubt a Super Bowl ad (or not) will have much effect on their sales.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at February 02, 2017 11:06 PM (D2vc1)

274 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:04 PM (WDdjT)

I am informed now
Damn!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:06 PM (voOPb)

275 Animal love, pedophilia, tranny jams; all that stuff is coming into the unpopularity zone. We are witnessing and will continue witness a yuuuuge return to normal.

Posted by: gNewt at February 02, 2017 11:06 PM (NPutB)

276 269 How'd the thread get so long this fast?
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 02, 2017 11:04 PM (nQ10o)

It's a very stimulating conversation.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:06 PM (0mRoj)

277 Ladylibertarian: "How'd the thread get so long this fast?"

Fast fingers?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 02, 2017 11:07 PM (1CroS)

278 271 We never control anything but our own attitude.

====


"We"

heh.

Yeah. She says that too.
Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 11:05 PM (Gv7El)

For once I'm going to bite my tongue.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:07 PM (0mRoj)

279 No ad that would ever properly convey the HQ and the Horde could make it past the various network and govt censors.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:48 PM (89UPP)

If I wrote a radio ad that truly portrayed the spirit of the HQ, the FCC would be knocking on my door.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, King Of Karaoke at February 02, 2017 11:07 PM (rJUlF)

280 That Oldsmobile is not a "car"... It's an automobile!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
---
*fistbump*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (ZO497)

======

Yep.

*adds bump*
Posted by: Flyboy
============

*bump*

Posted by: Ralphie's dad at February 02, 2017 11:07 PM (ZO497)

281
257 --I think you meant William S. Burroughs

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 09:59 PM (emDjj)

Whatever. Edgar Rice is the only Burroughs who matters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:00 PM (WDdjT)







2MB hard drives FTW!!!!!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 02, 2017 11:07 PM (cuZZW)

282 Another reason I'm a failure at life....Can't think that way.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 11:00 PM


Dude. You're alive, ergo you are successful at life.

You come from hundreds of generations of people who were successful at same. YOU are proof of that.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 02, 2017 11:07 PM (DMUuz)

283 Why are these non-profits rejecting financial aid/grants from Trump Admin? Don't want to be audited?

Posted by: Pale Ale at February 02, 2017 11:08 PM (M3DRt)

284 i thought after deblasio killed the ground hog.....we weren't going to do this anymore

Posted by: phoenixgirl...25 days until spring training at February 02, 2017 11:08 PM (0O7c5)

285 If it's an illusion, why isn't it a better one, instead of a cold, uncaring, miserable place to be?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:05 PM (0mRoj)

Because the programmer is an idiot?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, King Of Karaoke at February 02, 2017 11:08 PM (rJUlF)

286 >>>I doubt a Super Bowl ad (or not) will have much effect on their sales.

Posted by: Country Boy - Stay Deplorable My Friends at February 02, 2017 11:06 PM (D2vc1)<<<

Right. Everyone already knows you buy their ketchup to put on your hotdogs.

Posted by: an indifferent instigating penguin at February 02, 2017 11:08 PM (I5q3y)

287 282 Another reason I'm a failure at life....Can't think that way.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 11:00 PM

Dude. You're alive, ergo you are successful at life.

You come from hundreds of generations of people who were successful at same. YOU are proof of that.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 02, 2017 11:07 PM (DMUuz)



Out of millions of desperately swimming sperm, you were the fastest!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 11:08 PM (89UPP)

288 An AOSHQ ad should be a black screen and 30 seconds
of the sound of a drill, followed by much cursing and the sound of
collapsing wood.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 10:54 PM (oVJmc)

I'm telling Shelvey on you!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:09 PM (tHwdc)

289 Well, that was weird. I tried to link something and got an error message.

Twice.


That happens when the copied text has unicode characters. The HQ is old school, it only understands HTML. In posts by Ace or the COBS, that's what causes the black diamonds.

You can "wash" the quoted text through the unicode to HTML converter here: https://www.charset.org/html-special-characters and then paste it into the comments box. You'll find that unicode characters have been changed to HTML - It'll look like this ---> #82 20; (Without the space, that's HTML for the quote symbol). Simply replace the HTML text with the correct character in the comment box here, and Bob's your uncle.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 11:10 PM (QGamW)

290 How'd the thread get so long this fast?
------------------------
That's what she said!

Posted by: michael scott at February 02, 2017 11:10 PM (nlbfN)

291 fuck you
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 10:59 PM


More carrots?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 02, 2017 11:10 PM (DMUuz)

292 What would the ad look like?

60 seconds of Compliance Pics flashing by at 3 per second.

Posted by: I'd watch that at February 02, 2017 11:10 PM (wpC7C)

293 #152: I personally think incest is next up...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 10:46

Oh please. I would think the election of Trump would put and end to that. Maybe I'm wrong.

Posted by: Farmer at February 02, 2017 11:10 PM (o/90i)

294 f'real g'nite


no offense , nice seeming lady

hope our marriage is every thing we want it to be

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! 3 at February 02, 2017 11:11 PM (Gv7El)

295 I read that as:

Out of millions of desperately swimming sperm, you were the fastest?

Posted by: mpthompson at February 02, 2017 11:11 PM (I/SRC)

296 I bought it two weeks ago, in Illinois. Gingy and I drove 1700 miles in 36 hours to look at the car, and we bought it on the spot. We had it shipped home, and this morning it was delivered. I surprised him with it around noon. Now dad can go for Sunday drives with his best girl in his very own Oldsmobile Rocket 88. Maybe they'll even find a malt shop.

Today was a good day.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 10:19 PM (QGamW)

Congratulations, WD? Was he surprised?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:11 PM (WDdjT)

297 Out of millions of desperately swimming sperm, you were the fastest!
Posted by: BC
-----------

Yeah. Fending off those other assholes was bitch. And the water that day was acidic as hell. Can't believe that I made it.

Posted by: The Iron Sperm at February 02, 2017 11:11 PM (ZO497)

298 Perfect.


Shelvey, Inc. should consider this.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 02, 2017 11:12 PM (nQ10o)

299 The AoSHQ Super Bowl ad should be for shirts. But only for guys.


And they'll be available in #TwoWeeks.

Posted by: Paul Anka at February 02, 2017 11:12 PM (I5q3y)

300 Well, when a Moron loves a Horde very much....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 11:05 PM (89UPP)

...and the pants come off...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:13 PM (tHwdc)

301 296. Oh yea. He was surprised.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 11:13 PM (QGamW)

302 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:54 PM
-
Why thank you qdpsteve!

You know, we can always edit shots of Kate Upton dancing into the Zepplin video... to .. um... make it "artistic."

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 11:13 PM (J5mC3)

303 Helluva ONT, MH.

Posted by: Sancho at February 02, 2017 11:13 PM (VXbIB)

304 300 Well, when a Moron loves a Horde very much....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 02, 2017 11:05 PM (89UPP)

...and the pants come off...
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:13 PM (tHwdc)

Flag on the play! Pants should not have been on in the first place!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

305 America's curiousity has been piqued.Sales of Milo's book have increased 12,740% overnight sending it rocketing from 642nd to 5th ranked best-seller on Amazon.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 02, 2017 11:14 PM (e8kgV)

306 290 How'd the thread get so long this fast?
------------------------
That's what she said!
Posted by: michael scott at February 02, 2017 11:10 PM (nlbfN)




Mmmm hmmmm.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 02, 2017 11:14 PM (nQ10o)

307 shibumi, oh man. Great idea.

I'll have to storyboard that one... in my bunk. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:14 PM (u8kLQ)

308 Posted by: phoenixgirl...25 days until spring training at February 02, 2017 11:08 PM (0O7c


No

And did you see spring link above fold?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:14 PM (voOPb)

309 I came to Olds late in life, by mere happenstance, but made up for it (have had four, including a '66 Toronado). But even before I understood why they had a thing going on, I hammered on my head over the "This is not your father's Oldsmobile" ads. Hadn't they always been respected? Why would they want to...and so on.

Here is the mea culpa, from the guy who wrote the line. It has Shatner, Shatner's daughter's lady bits, and a lot more.
http://tinyurl.com/h3lorrw

GM had well and truly lost its...
way.

Posted by: Stringer Davis, also an Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 11:14 PM (H5rtT)

310 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKpVGKOa2xs


Night all.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2017 11:15 PM (71e+w)

311 Flag on the play! Pants should not have been on in the first place!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

I was referring to the underwear...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:15 PM (tHwdc)

312 311 Flag on the play! Pants should not have been on in the first place!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

I was referring to the underwear...
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:15 PM (tHwdc)

Oh my.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:16 PM (0mRoj)

313 Story at FB that Nordstrom has dropped Ivanka Trump's fashion line, and severed ties with her.

They claim poor sales, but FB friends want to boycott.

Admittedly Nordstrom is easy to boycott as I can't afford anything there anyway ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:16 PM (u8kLQ)

314 AoSHQ Super Bowl ad:

Move over Five Guys Burgers, here comes...

Five Wives Sammich Shop

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 02, 2017 11:17 PM (I5q3y)

315 I was referring to the underwear...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:15 PM (tHwdc)



Oh my.





Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:16 PM (0mRoj)

Have I traumatized you, Insomniac?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:17 PM (tHwdc)

316 Prayers up ibguy.


Nothing says "please employ me" like a facial tattoo that says "horror".

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 02, 2017 11:18 PM (6n332)

317 From Weirddave's car story. His dads dream car was from when his dad was about 15. My dream car also comes from when I was close to that age a 1970 Buick GS. Makes me wonder what dream cars will be for young males today.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 02, 2017 11:18 PM (W6Ch1)

318 And that is how we got slavery.



Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 02, 2017 10:52 PM (P/kVC)

Burnt, there is actually a very strong parallel. Read Lincoln's Cooper Union speech and make the appropriate substitutions.

https://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/cooper.htm

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 02, 2017 11:19 PM (jK8Z7)

319 #221: Wow! Thanks, Mort! That is really high praise around here, where everyone's so witty and fun!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 11:19 PM (0OG8D)

320 I was referring to the underwear...
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:15 PM


What is this underwear you speak of?

Posted by: Scots Highlanders at February 02, 2017 11:19 PM (DMUuz)

321 Regarding the EU being at war with the US - death throes are always painful.



<cue Nelson Muntz laugh> HA HA!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:19 PM (tHwdc)

322 >>>From Weirddave's car story. His dads dream car was
from when his dad was about 15. My dream car also comes from when I was
close to that age a 1970 Buick GS. Makes me wonder what dream cars will
be for young males today.
Posted by: Willy J. at February 02, 2017 11:18 PM (W6Ch1)<<<


Pfft. We don't wanna drive. That's dangerous when holding our mug of cocoa. I dream of Lyft.

Posted by: Pajama Boy at February 02, 2017 11:19 PM (I5q3y)

323 so where is the riot tomorrow?

Berkley and NYC for yesterday and todays

Posted by: Original Jake at February 02, 2017 11:20 PM (VBsKP)

324 >>Makes me wonder what dream cars will be for young males today.

******
Nothing says awesome as in Mini-Cooper

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:20 PM (voOPb)

325 With bonus Bettie Page footage in the video, even.
Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 10:31 PM (sdi6R)


She gets dressed so cheerfully!

Posted by: Emmie at February 02, 2017 11:20 PM (xVuS6)

326 Jets one point behind the Flames for playoff

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2017 11:20 PM (emDjj)

327 What is this underwear you speak of?

Posted by: Scots Highlanders at February 02, 2017 11:19 PM (DMUuz)

The Scots Highlanders always have long threads.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:21 PM (tHwdc)

328 WD, beyond awesome! Hope they love it. One of those gifts where the caliber of the gift and the thought behind it are...no words.

Also second/ditto the praise for Laura Ingraham.

Posted by: RM at February 02, 2017 11:21 PM (2MdLo)

329 In 1981, Peugeot had a four-door car that I remember reading lovingly about in Consumer Reports. (Yeah I was a nerd.)

I liked the design, it sounded like a fun drive, everything. Of course I *never* see any of that model on the road anymore and haven't since about 1984, so I guess it wasn't the most reliable.

I also remember loving the BMW that Maddie (Cybill Shepherd) drove in "Moonlighting." I've noticed those couldn't be found on the roads only a few years later too, though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:21 PM (u8kLQ)

330 #293: Well, I definitely hope you're right, Farmer!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 11:21 PM (0OG8D)

331 222 I got my Valentines Day present early. It's a Melania Trump pin from her jewelry line. Looks like a white rose with gold edgings and rhinestones. Unlike a MAGA hat, I can wear it and not get attacked.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 02, 2017 10:52 PM (Lqy/e)


I'll have to see if there is a pic online.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 02, 2017 11:22 PM (nQ10o)

332 MH, I wouldn't laugh so much about the Mini Cooper.

The original VW Bug was never that much to look at either.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:22 PM (u8kLQ)

333 Nothing says awesome as in Mini-Cooper

https://youtu.be/45PDbowUh8c

Not really awesome, but somewhat quicker than stock.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 02, 2017 11:22 PM (IcT7t)

334 Hooters trying out their new concept restaurant in Cicero, IL. Yeah, that's gonna work.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 02, 2017 11:23 PM (nFdGS)

335 I'm going to go and take a nice, long, hot, soapy shower.

Because I can.

And I know this thread is going to get very long while I'm doing it.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:23 PM (tHwdc)

336 Jets one point behind the Flames for playoff

And they'll stay there, too. We had a rough patch in January, but it's all worked out now.

Go Flames!

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 11:23 PM (QGamW)

337 Coopers are actually really badass little cars! They have a surprising amount of horsepower, and they're built for off-road "touring".

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 11:25 PM (0OG8D)

338 I thought the future was all trannies all the time?

or is that the present?

Posted by: Original Jake at February 02, 2017 11:25 PM (VBsKP)

339 Mini Cooper vs. Fiat 500... Decisions, decisions!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 02, 2017 11:25 PM (kP16F)

340

heheheh eh heheh.... "very long"... heheheh

Posted by: beavia at February 02, 2017 11:26 PM (lmIoG)

341 An AOSHQ ad would not be complete without a few throat punches.

Or punts.

Maybe an AOSHQ version of "Ow, my wherever, throat, kneecaps?"

Figure 2 seconds per, 15 people shown..probably need more ad time.

Posted by: Blake at February 02, 2017 11:26 PM (WEBkv)

342 >>>The original VW Bug was never that much to look at either.


As a 15 year old
As a 25 year old and multiples of 10 to my current age

I never fucking wanted any VW or Audi product


Now a 64 Corvette would make me smile and a 68 Firebird ragtop would give me a chubby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:26 PM (voOPb)

343 60 seconds of Compliance Pics flashing by at 3 per second.
While "Singing in the Rain" plays???

Posted by: andycanuck at February 02, 2017 11:26 PM (nlbfN)

344 #335: Bring your laptop into the bathroom with you; the steam will clean its camera nicely.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 11:26 PM (0OG8D)

345 MisHum, my apologies. Mortified beyond words.


Guess ma readung skillz nead some werk!


Though in my cringe-worthy sycophantic defense I would point out that you are putting up historic, yuuuge, classy, luxurious, really the best ONTs, thus making my oversight more understandable.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:26 PM (QDnY+)

346


huhuh uh huhuh.... she said she's going to be "doing it".... huhuhuh

Posted by: butthead at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (lmIoG)

347 Military-investigates-convoy-
unauthorized-Trump-flag

Posted by: Original Jake at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (VBsKP)

348 A jolly Roger fluttering in the breeze. The scene dissolves and a diffused light appears and resolves into a primeval old growth forest.

As the songs of birds are heard and butterflies flit through the glen, we hear a blood curdling scream. Suddenly, a hobo pushing a shopping cart, rushes through the Glen, bleeding from 1/8th inch drill holes. Screaming, Noooooo! He abandons the cart and tries to flee but trips over his bed roll and lands hard on the ground.

Appearing on top of a downed tree is an Ewok wearing a hobo skin, a messenger bag, and carrying an IKEA drill. He shouts of his victory. "Yubba, Yubba!!"

He leaps upon the fallen hobo and dispatches him with a shelf that was hidden in his messenger bag. After a quickly dressing the hobo, he reaches into the bag and pulls out a bottle of Valu-rite. He finishes the bottle, drops it, and passes out.

We focus on the bottle label. Ace of Spades, HQ, Valu-rite.

Scene fades back to the fluttering Jolly Roger flag. The announcer speaks. "Valu-rite. The drink of Morons and ettes. Available where longbows and crossbows are sold".

Fade to black.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (ShwM+)

349 Also been wanting to ask the Horde:

I've read the 1967 Corvette was considered quite the revolutionary car. How so?

Was it the fuel injection? Have heard it was one of the very first cars to offer it standard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (u8kLQ)

350 How did they build those buildings and walkways in the Redwood trees if they couldn't build a shelf?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (VdICR)

351 "Rocket 88" a great song, and there was a band called that you know...
but the Oldsmobile song for Dave's dad, and the generation before him too, was this one:

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

which was just a little racy for its time - 1905.

Same singer who did "Get Out And Get Under" and "Under the Anheuser Busch" which would make an OK football ad I guess, if GaGa died.
Think they've eaten the Clydesdales yet?

Posted by: Stringer Davis, also an Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (H5rtT)

352 Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 11:23 PM (QGamW)

They got lucky last night
Posted by: Devan Dubnyk

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (voOPb)

353 MH, oh yeah.

I remember being five years old and liking the 1970 Mustang.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:28 PM (u8kLQ)

354 But they kinda look like clown cars.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 02, 2017 11:28 PM (nQ10o)

355 hogmartin waaaay back #114, thanks.


Somehow I didn't know the Four Chaplains story.


Humbling, and amazing.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:28 PM (QDnY+)

356 Add another fist bump to the Weird Dave congratulatory parade.

That right there is deserving of a post of it's own. It's deserving of an Instalanche. It's deserving of being linked throughout the breadth and width of the dextrosphere, such as it exists in however many pixelated dimensions may fit onto a screen.

And somewhere out there, is a Mensch of the Year award with Weirddave's name, already engraved on the plaque.

Helluva thing, to blow-out any possible competition with nearly eleven months remaining in the year, but there it is.

I'm pouring a bourbon, so that I may toast Weirddave's beautiful gesture. And him. And another toast to the parents who obviously did things right with their boy, all along the way.

I'm beginning to think that we're seeing some evolution in process, that Teh Horde is a self-improving, self-selecting sub-species.

There are some truly superior folks hangin' out 'round these parts.

Humbling, too. But only in all the right ways of that word.

To Weirddave, this drink....

SALUTE!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 02, 2017 11:28 PM (v5iqM)

357 Ace is quite pissed on the twatter thing tonight and rightfully so.

Newsweek headline: Milo gets schooled at Berkeley.

These people really don't want what they think they want.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 02, 2017 11:28 PM (GzDYP)

358 A Mini Cooper is what a Smart Fortwo wants to be when it grows up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:29 PM (u8kLQ)

359 a great ad would be someone throws John McCain down a flight of stairs, then someone else asks McCain if he's hurt and he replies, "no, I'm ok, I just landed on head". Could sell burgers to vegans.

Richard Widmark, pushing McCain down a flight of stairs , strapped into a wheelchair

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at February 02, 2017 11:29 PM (CL76w)

360 While "Singing in the Rain" plays???

Heh, that would give it a twist. Either that or some Ludwig Van.

Posted by: I'd watch that at February 02, 2017 11:30 PM (wpC7C)

361 Yes, three of their five goals were just pure luck. That leaves them with only 2 legit goals. Not nearly enough against the Wild's.......1?

Nevermind

Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 11:30 PM (QGamW)

362 348 A jolly Roger fluttering in the breeze. The scene dissolves and a diffused light appears and resolves into a primeval old growth forest.

As the songs of birds are heard and butterflies flit through the glen, we hear a blood curdling scream. Suddenly, a hobo pushing a shopping cart, rushes through the Glen, bleeding from 1/8th inch drill holes. Screaming, Noooooo! He abandons the cart and tries to flee but trips over his bed roll and lands hard on the ground.

Appearing on top of a downed tree is an Ewok wearing a hobo skin, a messenger bag, and carrying an IKEA drill. He shouts of his victory. "Yubba, Yubba!!"

He leaps upon the fallen hobo and dispatches him with a shelf that was hidden in his messenger bag. After a quickly dressing the hobo, he reaches into the bag and pulls out a bottle of Valu-rite. He finishes the bottle, drops it, and passes out.

We focus on the bottle label. Ace of Spades, HQ, Valu-rite.

Scene fades back to the fluttering Jolly Roger flag. The announcer speaks. "Valu-rite. The drink of Morons and ettes. Available where longbows and crossbows are sold".

Fade to black.
Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (ShwM+)



Thread winner

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 02, 2017 11:30 PM (nQ10o)

363 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (u8kLQ)
It looks super cool. That's all I've got.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 02, 2017 11:30 PM (8cEQL)

364 If it's an illusion, why isn't it a better one, instead of a cold, uncaring, miserable place to be?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:05 PM (0mRoj)

Maybe the Universe is just a vast and complex mammogram, and we are the lumps.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:30 PM (WDdjT)

365 #339: That doesn't seem like such a tough choice to me. Want to pay more for a better car? Get the Mini. On a stricter budget, and just want some little thing to tool around town in? Get the Fiat. Or a Nissan Versa Note. Or whatever's in your price range.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 11:30 PM (0OG8D)

366 Great story, Weirddave. Outstanding job.

Posted by: Blake at February 02, 2017 11:30 PM (WEBkv)

367 Here's an idea for a Super Bowl ONT ad:

Images of all the great liberal heroes and pundits of the last 10 years, being slowly fed into a wood chipper that's marked "ONT."

While, yes, "Singing In The Rain" plays. Gotta give that nod to Stanley. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:31 PM (u8kLQ)

368 Hockey standings? On February 1?


Dudes, by the time the games count, MisHum will be wearing shorts, Obamacare will be repealed, and The Wall will be half-way completed.


As the old timer says to the young kids in the locker room at hockey scrimmage - "I don't watch hockey until Memorial Day". Never, once, eliciting any appreciation of the acid sarcasm referring to a ridiculously over-long season.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:31 PM (QDnY+)

369 Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:26 PM (QDnY+)


You are too kind

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:32 PM (voOPb)

370 Beartooth, wow! Also a fantastic idea for an ad. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:33 PM (u8kLQ)

371 Posted by: Weirddave at February 02, 2017 11:30 PM (QGam


Lol

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:34 PM (voOPb)

372 If an ad could come near "Contagious," I would be ecstatic

Posted by: Pale Ale at February 02, 2017 11:34 PM (M3DRt)

373 335 I'm going to go and take a nice, long, hot, soapy shower.

Because I can.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:23 PM (tHwdc)


Be sure to set up the live webcam.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

374 367 Here's an idea for a Super Bowl ONT ad:

Images of all the great liberal heroes and pundits of the last 10 years, being slowly fed into a wood chipper that's marked "ONT."

While, yes, "Singing In The Rain" plays. Gotta give that nod to Stanley. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:31 PM (u8kLQ)




Ooooo. I like this one, too.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 02, 2017 11:34 PM (nQ10o)

375 The first camera I used was a Kodak Hawkeye Brownie with flash attachment. Probably made around 1950. I have a vague memory it used 620 film and produced two and a fraction inch photos without enlargement. That size was good enough for family snapshot albums.

Yeah, I would say things have changed. But those cameras were affordable by almost everyone, the film could be easily processed in a bathroom, and they provided decades of family memories.

Posted by: JTB at February 02, 2017 11:34 PM (V+03K)

376 WD, of course, kudos! Such a nice thing to be able to do.


Reminds me of a similar story - from the forums at the CMP, I think.


Guy was able to find the Garand his father carried (WWII or Korea, forget), by serial number (CMP had it), got it, cleaned it up, and presented it to him at a veterans' event or reunion. Few dry eyes resulted.


Since WD is a Garand-owner his own sef, this fits right in.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:35 PM (QDnY+)

377
These people really don't want what they think they want.
---

Oh, I think they do.

They had their empty suit Obama and power.

They want the power back.

However.. they really haven't thought about "p*ssed off southern boys who have been shooting since they've been 5, veterans and generally angry Northerners with guns."

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 02, 2017 11:35 PM (J5mC3)

378 Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:31 PM (QDnY+)

I've been invited to a suite next Weds for Wild/Blackhawks game should I say no since it isn't close to Memorial Day?


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:36 PM (voOPb)

379 Nice marmot.

Posted by: The Dude at February 02, 2017 11:36 PM (/Kwzr)

380 http://abc.nc.gov/Pricing/ViewItem/70271

Val-u-rite vodka is a real thing. $8 for a .75L bottle.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 02, 2017 11:36 PM (VdICR)

381 MH, Thanks for another great ONT. I love those two pictures at the top. That creature in the last photo is a different matter. Yuuuch!

Posted by: JTB at February 02, 2017 11:37 PM (V+03K)

382 Nothing says awesome as in Mini-Cooper

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:20 PM (voOPb)

I would happily have a real Mini-Cooper, as made by BLMC, with the 1275 engine in it. But not one of those BMW-made abortions.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:38 PM (WDdjT)

383 Beartooth, wow! Also a fantastic idea for an ad. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:33 PM (u8kLQ)

Thanks qdpsteve.

My college degree was radio-TV which I never got to use. It was fun to see if I remember anything from those long ago years.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2017 11:38 PM (ShwM+)

384 "Richard Widmark, pushing McCain down a flight of stairs , strapped into a wheelchair"

or Trump as James Cagney and McCain as the grapefruit target from this movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4R5wZs8cxI

Posted by: Willy J. at February 02, 2017 11:38 PM (W6Ch1)

385 You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Phil. I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

Posted by: Phil Connors at February 02, 2017 11:38 PM (TRzoP)

386 Uber"s CEO just quit Trump's business advisory council after customers and drivers said no way.

Talk about losing friends in a hurry.

Posted by: Bill Wynn at February 02, 2017 11:38 PM (fcb/2)

387 Beartooth: oh man. You're welcome... and *I* was a Radio-TV major too in college, and never got to really use it.

On top of which, EVERYTHING in media production has changed since I graduated (198. I'm just now trying to relearn it all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:39 PM (u8kLQ)

388 Talk about losing friends in a hurry.
Posted by: Bill Wynn at February 02, 2017 11:38 PM (fcb/2)




Looks like the lemon party let out early.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2017 11:40 PM (TRzoP)

389 That link was for "Valu-Rite" vodka... Don't be fooled by cheap imitations!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 02, 2017 11:41 PM (kP16F)

390 Once in a while I am able to overlook everybody's reliability listings enough to glance at a current Mini, but then they remind me of the actual real Minis which were so awesomely snarlyow that I'd feel like a poser for being seen in one.

Giving your dad motor vehicles does not always work out so well. I gave my dad a motorcycle when he was 52. The guys on the construction site made fun of him for being an old man(!) on a motorcycle, so he rode it a few times and then meh.

Some years later, on the verge of old age (both of us, I guess) I got the deuce. He drove a deuce from LeHavre to Metz, and I thought the two of us would be doing a lot of MVPA stuff. Couple of shows, couple of parades, and that was it. Still managed to have some fun with it though.

Posted by: Stringer Davis, also an Oldsmobile owner at February 02, 2017 11:41 PM (H5rtT)

391 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Celibacy.

Do you ever wonder what people like her do for a living? Or even sadder, what do they do for enjoyment?

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at February 02, 2017 11:42 PM (o7l6R)

392 Furnish your room in your own style! Actual Rooms to Go ad

Posted by: Pale Ale at February 02, 2017 11:42 PM (M3DRt)

393 Posted by: hogmartin at February 02, 2017 10:26 PM (8nWyX)

That is a very moving story; I had not heard of it until about four years ago. It had additional meaning for me now that I have a friend who was a military chaplain.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 02, 2017 11:43 PM (fDdVG)

394 MisHum, no of course anything free is to be used.


I actually have to bestir myself to figure out a game or two of the local minor league team to go to. Various groups of friends want to go.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:44 PM (QDnY+)

395 What a fun night.
Just Gary and me. Workjnv up songs for me to play guitar on. Two of his, Promised Land and Almost Tried, and two covers, For What It's Worth and When When You Say Nothing At All.
Already doing another one of his.
On Promised Land, if I can pull it off, I'll be keeping a beat on kick drum and hi-hat, playing guitar and taking two of the three solos on harmonica.
Eat your heart out Jimmy Fadden. Ok, maybe not,,, but still

Posted by: teej at February 02, 2017 11:44 PM (3duqG)

396 #344 Bring your laptop into the bathroom with you; the steam will clean its camera nicely.



Warbler, the lens is always covered with a post-it. Even James Comey says to do that, and he should know.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:44 PM (tHwdc)

397 Regarding that hologram story: why am I reminded of a science-y version of Plato?

Posted by: JTB at February 02, 2017 11:44 PM (V+03K)

398 "Lord knows the UPS doesn't have enough holidays"

I'm sure you mean USPS, not UPS.

Posted by: Bill at February 02, 2017 11:45 PM (FbFKQ)

399 Was it the fuel injection? Have heard it was one of the very first cars to offer it standard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (u8kLQ)

Chevy offered fuel injection in '57, not '67. It remained available for a year or two at most. Was not quite ready for prime time. Those early Rochester FI rigs are highly sought-after collectibles, now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:45 PM (WDdjT)

400 Well, let's review. He's lost the ACLU and Uber's CEO.


Time for Donald to pack it in and head back to the golf course, I guess.


We warned you!

Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:45 PM (QDnY+)

401
Forty Six degrees north latitude and spring doesn't get here until mid May or so, for some values of 'spring'.

That's - let me do the math here, feb,mar,apr - ok twelve to fourteen weeks. Sure there will be warm afternoons, warm being defined as above freezing in the sunlight, but it takes weeks of warm afternoons to melt the snow when it refreezes at night.

Posted by: Zack Lee at February 02, 2017 11:46 PM (8HZp0)

402 Scene fades back to the fluttering Jolly Roger flag.
The announcer speaks. "Valu-rite. The drink of Morons and ettes.
Available where longbows and crossbows are sold".



Fade to black.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2017 11:27 PM (ShwM+)

I'd pay to watch that commercial.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:46 PM (tHwdc)

403 #386: And Lyft has announced plans to oppose Trump. Let's hear it for plain old-fashioned union-strangled taxi cabs, then, I guess.

Woo-hoo, and stuff.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 11:46 PM (0OG8D)

404 Hmmm. What if it turns out that all far-fetched speculation about the nature of the universe, and the cosmologists who jabber about such things, are actually an illusion?


Is that like an infinite series of reflecting mirrors, or something?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:46 PM (QDnY+)

405 Beartooth: oh man. You're welcome... and *I* was a Radio-TV major too in college, and never got to really use it.

On top of which, EVERYTHING in media production has changed since I graduated (198. I'm just now trying to relearn it all.

Yeah, I'm a 1984 grad. I wanted to do documentaries for a living. You know, get paid to travel the world and meet chicks.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2017 11:47 PM (ShwM+)

406 Old Volvos, PV, P210, P1800. Always thought Citroens were cool until found out the French made them.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at February 02, 2017 11:48 PM (ptQdD)

407 403 #386: And Lyft has announced plans to oppose Trump. Let's hear it for plain old-fashioned union-strangled taxi cabs, then, I guess.

Woo-hoo, and stuff.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 11:46 PM (0OG8D)


I own my own car, so I have no use for Uber or Lyft.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 11:48 PM (sdi6R)

408 Commercial. Hmmm.
A screen (totally black) with James Earl Jones narrating the following:
They were alive, but there was no life within. Their days and nights were filled with despondent typing on blogs of no consequence and fearing death due to terminal ennui. There was no hope.
(A small dot of light appears on the screen, at first dim. Slowly it brightens and grows to a full white screen as JEJ continues speaking.)
There then appeared, as if from nothing, a light. A light that slowly grew in dimension and illumination. Drawing all those who saw it closer and closer to its warm embrace. Melting away the icy prison of death that entombed their hearts.
Those bindings that imprisoned their thoughts are suddenly severed by a fiery sword. Free at last, they drink in the wisdom that flows freely from the only true source of life.
(Screen fills with ACE in giant capitals. Below the web address flashing on and off.)


Not quite there. Needs more plagerism. Less sense.

Posted by: Hack Commercials Writer at February 02, 2017 11:49 PM (FtrY1)

409 Hack, hmmm.... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:49 PM (u8kLQ)

410 #356 props for this tribute to Dave's lovely gift to his dad. No damning with faint praise, nuh uh!

Well said, sir!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:49 PM (tHwdc)

411 >>>I own my own car, so I have no use for Uber or Lyft.



I'm a deplorable. I own my own pickup truck.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2017 11:51 PM (voOPb)

412 He killed my parents

Posted by: Pale Ale at February 02, 2017 11:52 PM (M3DRt)

413 Chevy offered fuel injection in '57, not '67.

And by Pontiac.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2017 11:52 PM (ZO497)

414 Be sure to set up the live webcam.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

Absolutely. Here's the link.
http://tinyurl.com/hq7hegm

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:53 PM (tHwdc)

415 #407: Good for you, Rick!

I don't have a car, myself, but I'm pretty good at using the public transportation system here in the Denver area when I need to go somewhere outside my immediate neighborhood.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 11:53 PM (0OG8D)

416 I own my own car, so I have no use for Uber or Lyft.



I'm a deplorable. I own my own pickup truck.

I'm irredeemable. I own large SUVs.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2017 11:53 PM (ShwM+)

417 Have a Starbucks gift card to use up (no way I'm leaving them the $$).


Back last year when the incredibly idiotic "talk about race" nonsense was barfed up by the Starbucks top management, I tormented some young employees - who didn't really know much about it. And who, to their credit, pretty much rolled their eyes about it.


And this was after the dingbat CEO had his bizarre, mindless "create jobs by humming and having positive thoughts! eleventy!" "jobs" initiative.


It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant, effectively unintelligent, and lacking in socratic knowledge so many successful business people can be. And Schultz doesn't have the excuse of being a fairly unworldly youngster, like the Facebook kid.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 02, 2017 11:54 PM (QDnY+)

418 >Do you ever wonder what people like her do for a living? Or even sadder, what do they do for enjoyment

I would bet on "cutting" for enjoyment

Posted by: Chuck C at February 02, 2017 11:54 PM (h99GH)

419 Explorer Limited,,, with 222,000 miles on it.

Posted by: teej at February 02, 2017 11:54 PM (3duqG)

420 rhomboid, I think there are places who will buy your Starbucks card for cash. Although you may lose a few bucks on the deal...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 11:54 PM (u8kLQ)

421 "Out of millions of desperately swimming sperm, you were the fastest!"

Numbah One across the finish line.

http://tinyurl.com/jfvhcur

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2017 11:57 PM (noWW6)

422 Annnnd since the alarm is gonna go off in just over 5 hours...

Posted by: teej at February 02, 2017 11:57 PM (3duqG)

423 I own my own car, so I have no use for Uber or Lyft.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2017 11:48 PM (sdi6R)

Well, it sure doesn't bother me that Uber and Lyft are "abandoning" Trump. Their entire business model is basically a means of commoditizing ride-sharing to help unemployed or under-employed people make a few dollars.

If Trump is successful in getting Americans back to work in full-time productive jobs, both Uber and Lyft will take a big hit in both ridership and driver participation.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:57 PM (WDdjT)

424 2005 Mustang convertible with 75K miles. Needs a major roadtrip.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:58 PM (tHwdc)

425 I'm a Deplorable. I have a pickup. I use Uber when it breaks down. Fortunately I know a mechanic with a mobile shop. He can come out and fix it in the driveway.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 02, 2017 11:58 PM (Lqy/e)

426 Old Volvos, PV, P210, P1800. Always thought Citroens were cool until found out the French made them.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at February 02, 2017 11:48 PM (ptQdD)



I'd damn near kill for a very minty, restored and mildly modified P-1800 wagon.

Modern brakes, dampers, bushings and other movement and wear items. Find the best match for aftermarket, modern electronic ignition package. Do the mods to the head so that running unleaded wouldn't be an issue.

A few interior upgrades, such as modern, fully adjustable seats, steering column and some good audio hiding behind a vintage-look faceplate.

That's damn near the ideal Shooting Brake in my book, right there. The only one I'd like more, Mercedes never made, it exists nowhere but my fevered imagination.

Cars like that are lotto dreams, at best. But fun lotto dreams, so I'll keep on enjoying 'em.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at February 02, 2017 11:58 PM (v5iqM)

427 Good night, everyone! May all your dreams be filled with winning and gainz.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 02, 2017 11:59 PM (0OG8D)

428 The Supreme Judicial Court will fall all over themselves making arguments for why polygamy is a right.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 02, 2017 10:28 PM (jK8Z7)

But not for Mormons.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 02, 2017 11:59 PM (brIR5)

429 Nah Steve, I'm going to go buy some beans. Depending on the situation, I'll inquire about things.


The odd thing that muddies the waters a bit - in his otherwise idiotic message, Schultz said they would target former employees of the US in war zones (translators, etc.). Which is of course a good thing. But seems like it would be a wrenchingly uncool thing to airheads like the Starbucks people, who were presumably like Code Pink or a lot of AOSHQ commenters about Iraq.


In any case there's little chance any employees will have any better understanding of refugee process, immigration, intelligence, or any other relevant topic than their CEO.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 03, 2017 12:00 AM (QDnY+)

430 I don't think polygamy is going to be accepted since the Federal Government forced the Mormons to give up their religious belief to gain admittance to the Union.

I don't see how Islam can be allowed polygamy and the Mormons can not.

At least, not in my lifetime, presuming California doesn't declare independence and break up the Union when other geographic/demographic regions try the same thing.

Of course, since the US was formed on the idea of religious freedom - freedom to practice your religion as you see fit - except for the Mormons. Well, it's a matter of who can make the bigger ruckus and who gets tired of the chaos.

Posted by: Zack Lee at February 03, 2017 12:00 AM (8HZp0)

431 Talk about losing friends in a hurry.

Sounds like it's going to be an early night.

Posted by: that's what it sounds like at February 03, 2017 12:01 AM (wpC7C)

432 If Trump is successful in getting Americans back to work in full-time productive jobs, both Uber and Lyft will take a big hit in both ridership and driver participation.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2017 11:57 PM (WDdjT)

--Yes. ^^^ +1

Posted by: logprof at February 03, 2017 12:01 AM (GsAUU)

433 My first camera was a Nikon F3, gift of my father. Still have it, though it's too expensive these days to use it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 03, 2017 12:02 AM (MZcWR)

434 What's up with this "Bowling Green Massacre" thing?

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2017 12:03 AM (vBeA5)

435 Did people see Schwarzenegger's truly pathetic, limp reply to Trump's "Apprentice" ratings jibe?


He really is one of the most pathetic, and contemptible, public figures.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 03, 2017 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

436 418 >Do you ever wonder what people like her do for a living? Or even sadder, what do they do for enjoyment

I would bet on "cutting" for enjoyment
Posted by: Chuck C at February 02, 2017 11:54 PM
--------------------
Yeah, cutting and drugs for fun.
And then collecting SSDI for a living.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 03, 2017 12:06 AM (Nox3c)

437 I love that Hooters is changing their brand at the exact opposite point in history where they should. Reverse perfect timing much?

Posted by: Max Power at February 03, 2017 12:06 AM (QCc6B)

438 well, those kangaroo fucking convicts made a vile pact with obama to trade their filthy jihadi refugees with us in exchange for taking people who were in costa rica for some reason. we should spit in their faces and curse them all for making a deal with a man that obviously hates his countrymen in right before or after the election in which his successor from another party was named.

you knew better you lousy kangaroo fuckers. hope the asian hordes, and whores flood your stinking filthy continent with more vile and violent things than you, your ancestors, and every poisonous murderous thing that inhabits your continent.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:06 AM (cPsPa)

439 The announcer speaks. "Valu-rite. The drink of Morons and ettes.
Available where longbows and crossbows are sold".

---

Available where longbows are sold and crossbows are given away.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 03, 2017 12:07 AM (PqqkK)

440 (Screen fills with ACE in giant capitals. Below the web address flashing on and off.)


Hey! NO blink tags!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 03, 2017 12:07 AM (IcT7t)

441 Citroen is the Criss Angel of Volkswagen.

Posted by: eleven at February 03, 2017 12:07 AM (qUNWi)

442 Zack Lee - "I don't see how Islam can be allowed polygamy and the Mormons can not."


Wait - you're talking about the US? About the US "judicial" system? You don't see how such a screaming absurd contradiction would occur?


I think you've been borrowing ace's time machine.


In what's left of the US today, what you describe would be 10 min. work for Anthony Kennedy's junior clerk.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 03, 2017 12:07 AM (QDnY+)

443 I would kill for a two-stroke Saab Sonett...no, wait...I have that backwards. I'd rather die than be saddled with a Saab Sonett.

Meh. I'm exaggerating. I wouldn't mind having a minty piece in the stable, but I wouldn't seek one out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2017 12:07 AM (ZO497)

444 Melania pin here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/252741574121

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 03, 2017 12:08 AM (Lqy/e)

445 Euthanasia is fine by me. I suggest we propose to make it available on a test basis for Trump haters.

Posted by: S at February 03, 2017 12:09 AM (YtzJ5)

446
First camera was a Kokak Brownie Reflex. It wasn't mine, exactly; belonged to the family. I had a Japanese copy for a short time, and a Japanese Miranda Sensorex which was loaned to a semipro camera guy who broke it for me. I've had too many cameras to remember them all, especially by name.

Currently use a Nikon D90 which I like very much. Just wish I was rich so I could buy all the new Nikons. I like Nikons.

Posted by: Zack Lee at February 03, 2017 12:09 AM (8HZp0)

447 Here you go, Jim: https://www.ipdusa.com/classifieds.asp?CLC_ID=2

IPD is a large business in Portland, OR, catering to vintage Volvos. What you want to do is very much do-able, and they cater to that sort of market. I have a friend who is a Volvo nut, and have been to IPD's store myself.

The wagon is the P1800ES, and they aren't that expensive. And you could get by with stock Volvo seat in good condition. Volvos had about the best seats in the industry during that time period. I believe some seat types were made for them by Recaro.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 12:10 AM (WDdjT)

448 123 I greased one of Puxatawny Phil's cousins off a bench/tripod from 1,660 yards wit a 338 Ultra Mag, 300 grain Sierra MatchKing through 33" Lilja match grade barrel with Hogdon/ Rotumbo powder and massaged brass. Walked it in on the third shot and cart-wheeled him. Yeah, just a rodent.
Posted by: JROD at February 02, 2017 10:29 PM (Ax5Cx)[/l]

What optic did you use?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 03, 2017 12:10 AM (di1hb)

449 211 what do you think would be a great ad? What would the ad look like?

Thought experiment. Would love to hear your ideas.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2017 10:47 PM (u8kLQ)

Guns. Boobs. Man-bun heads on pikes.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 10:50 PM (0mRoj)

Valu-Rite. Hobo pelts. Ewoks. Breastesses.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 03, 2017 12:11 AM (brIR5)

450 Mmm.

Posted by: the barrel at February 03, 2017 12:11 AM (nlbfN)

451 Zack Lee - "I don't see how Islam can be allowed polygamy and the Mormons can not."

---

it's in the more equal clause of the constitution, or Animal Farm. Same diff.

(rum is now having an effect)

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 03, 2017 12:12 AM (PqqkK)

452 So close.
So close.

Posted by: the barrel at February 03, 2017 12:12 AM (nlbfN)

453 433 My first camera was a Nikon F3, gift of my father. Still have it, though it's too expensive these days to use it.

Mine was a Pentax K1000. Ex took a hammer to it when we divied up stuff.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 03, 2017 12:13 AM (di1hb)

454 Two wives, bad!
Four wives, good!

Posted by: goat farm at February 03, 2017 12:13 AM (nlbfN)

455 Super Bowl ad:

**Wide shot of bedroom. Camera pans in from behind an elderly man sitting on the edge of his bed**

**The shot keeps zooming in over his shoulder, a computer screen comes into view across the room**

**Camera snaps to the screen, emblazoned with the AoSHQ header. The first headline on the page recount Donald Trump's immigration EO. The Second is Donald Trump freezing DC hiring. The third is more Trump winning, capped off with "... and Hilliary Clinton will never be President".**

** Camera cuts back to the face of the elderly man sitting on his bed. He looks down to his hand grasping a little blue pill. Old man flings pill across the room**

"Don't need this anymore!" he exclaims with a wide smile on his face.

**Camera pans out to a front shot of elderly man, lap covered by the bed sheets, pitching an incredible schadenboner tent.**

**Screen goes black, bold white lettering appears reading "Ace of Spades HQ E.D. Relief**

**End**

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 03, 2017 12:13 AM (I5q3y)

456 it's in the more equal clause of the constitution, or Animal Farm. Same diff.

(rum is now having an effect)

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 03, 2017 12:12 AM (PqqkK)

We really are living it these days.

Who the hell decided that Muslims have all of the rights and everyone else gets the shaft?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 03, 2017 12:13 AM (X52ZZ)

457 441 Citroen is the Criss Angel of Volkswagen.

---

I think you insulted someone there. Still woking out hoo.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 03, 2017 12:14 AM (PqqkK)

458 First camera:

Kodak Retina IIc (small "c"), 35mm German made piece of picture taking mechanical jewelry. 50 mm. f/2.8 Schneider-Kreusach lens, leaf shutter with X-synch to 1/500 sec.

Lens standard would fold behind outer door, back into the body of the camera, making it a very compact, easy to carry, handy to keep around camera.

I ought to get one before the collectors drive the prices up on the things.

http://tinyurl.com/zbwdb3v

And yes, that was the gateway drug that led me to taking two years of Occupational Photography in school, then a 3rd year as a teacher's assistant, helping with the year-one course, for credit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 03, 2017 12:14 AM (v5iqM)

459 BTW, Iowahawk announced he's quitting social media.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2017 12:16 AM (vBeA5)

460 I love that Hooters is changing their brand at the exact opposite point in history where they should. Reverse perfect timing much?

Posted by: Max Power at February 03, 2017 12:06 AM (QCc6B)

Hysteresis. I will crudely define it as the inertia of events. The word has real meaning in physics.

I expect Hooters was expecting The Bitch to win the election, and was positioning themselves to survive the new wave of Feminist puritanism.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 12:17 AM (WDdjT)

461 Fox2: good!

penguin: also good!

Iron Mike: wow, what a bitch!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:17 AM (u8kLQ)

462 Tomi Lahren should talk slower, and wear lesser clothes.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 03, 2017 12:18 AM (PqqkK)

463 Nordstrom dropped Ivankas fashion line stating sales were down 10% this year and they rotate their lines. No politics mentioned.

Nordstrom is based in Seattle.

Ivanka had some classy shoes. I had a pair in my closet I loved until my cat had a major accident in there, on them.

Hmmmm, is my cat a Democrat?

Posted by: keena at February 03, 2017 12:18 AM (RiTnx)

464 164 Why was Heinz considering spending all that money on advertising if they didn't think it would improve sales (which, evidently, they didn't)?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 02, 2017 10:39 PM (oVJmc)



They know an ad would increase sales, but virtue signalling will get them more coverage than their ad.

Every news channel FNC, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, FBN, Bloomberg, will all have a story about what Heinz is doing. Your local news will have a story on it. Your local morning radio stations will have a story on it. ESPN will have a story on it. USA Today, WSJ, NYT, WAPO, LATimes, and your local newsrag will have a story about it. Might not get as many eyeballs as being on the Big Game, but the virtue signalers will absolutely love it.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac and Irredeemable at February 03, 2017 12:18 AM (1JnAL)

465 AOP: I think Hooters gets a pass because it's an open secret that most of their waitresses HATE men.

They consider putting on the "costume" and extracting yuge tips to be some sort of great manipulation and revenge.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:18 AM (u8kLQ)

466 @448 Iron Mike-Good timing, I was just passing through. Leoupold Mark 4 16x with a doubler (x32) added on by Premier Reticle.

Posted by: JROD at February 03, 2017 12:19 AM (Ax5Cx)

467
Couple things--don't think I'll be posting on the day threads any more--way too much gloom and doom for my taste.

But what a young ton of content here MH, ya outdid yourself. THANK YOU.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 03, 2017 12:20 AM (X35Yt)

468 My first camera was a Kodak Starflash when I was in 7th grade. I'd discovered that my father had a diffusion enlarger in the attic and bought the camera and stuff to have my own darkroom. Developed the 127 BW film myself and made enlargements.

Eventually had a bunch of 35mm equipment and a nice darkroom when I was in my 20s. Then got robbed and it was all gone and with the Yen then at a high to the dollar couldn't replace it so dropped it all. Still have the book my dad gave me to get started though.

http://tinyurl.com/hfqojrn

Posted by: geoffb5 at February 03, 2017 12:20 AM (d3wbb)

469 445 Euthanasia is fine by me. I suggest we propose to make it available on a test basis for Trump haters.

Posted by: S at February 03, 2017 12:09 AM (YtzJ5)

I'm only okay with it if the person requesting it is of sound mind and judgment, is legally capable of signing a contract for it, and only the person receiving it can request it. Not a person with the power of attorney, no doctor or family members deciding for you, etc.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 03, 2017 12:20 AM (X52ZZ)

470 which language is best for curses when want to make one work?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:20 AM (cPsPa)

471 Who the hell decided that Muslims have all of the rights and everyone else gets the shaft?

---

Muhammed. Nailed It.



Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 03, 2017 12:20 AM (PqqkK)

472 444 Melania pin here:

---

I did not know she wrestled. She keeps getting betterer.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 03, 2017 12:21 AM (PqqkK)

473 which language is best for curses when want to make one work?


Uh.....Gypsy?

Posted by: eleven at February 03, 2017 12:21 AM (qUNWi)

474 Yeah, cutting and drugs for fun.

And then collecting SSDI for a living.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 03, 2017 12:06 AM (Nox3c)

---
not to mention collecting STDs for a hobby...


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 03, 2017 12:21 AM (YZH0v)

475 445 Euthanasia is fine by me. I suggest we propose to make it available on a test basis for Trump haters.

---

shouldn't it be called Old-anasia?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 03, 2017 12:22 AM (PqqkK)

476 well, those kangaroo fucking convicts made a vile
pact with obama to trade their filthy jihadi refugees with us in
exchange for taking people who were in costa rica for some reason. we
should spit in their faces and curse them all for making a deal with a
man that obviously hates his countrymen in right before or after the
election in which his successor from another party was named
.



you knew better you lousy kangaroo fuckers. hope the asian hordes,
and whores flood your stinking filthy continent with more vile and
violent things than you, your ancestors, and every poisonous murderous
thing that inhabits your continent.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:06 AM (cPsPa)

A-effin-men, Y5!
How's the cold? Are you feeling better now? You certainly sound feisty!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 12:23 AM (tHwdc)

477 which language is best for curses when want to make one work?


Uh.....Gypsy?
Posted by: eleven at February



google translate does not have romana or romany or gypsy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:23 AM (cPsPa)

478 Posted by: irongrampa at February 03, 2017 12:20 AM (X35Yt)

Thank you IG, that means a lot to me.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 12:24 AM (voOPb)

479 Everyone wants to look down and see "HORROR!!!" hovering over their crotch in comic book yellow.

Posted by: eleven at February 03, 2017 12:24 AM (qUNWi)

480 Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2017 11:16 PM (0mRoj)

Have I traumatized you, Insomniac?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 02, 2017 11:17 PM (tHwdc)


No, but I did need to adjust my collar a bit. Whew!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 03, 2017 12:25 AM (0mRoj)

481
A-effin-men, Y5!
How's the cold? Are you feeling better now? You certainly sound feisty!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess




Miley! Well we are on the mend. General feeling of misery is gone, now working on hacking the remainder of the infection out of mu lungs. screaming everything, angrily, as I type seems to help.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:25 AM (cPsPa)

482 "Not everyone is cut out for college"


I am only average, and at college, everyone else is smarter than me.

Being average, the only jobs I could get were average jobs paying average wages, and I bought an average car on credit. That was when I learned how difficult it was to pay off debt. So I took out a student loan to better myself with higher education and doubled my income to average.

Now I am retired. Too soon old, too late smart.

Posted by: Zack Lee at February 03, 2017 12:26 AM (8HZp0)

483 we really need Peaches to hurl some invective at the kangaroo fuckers for me. no one does invective like Peaches. First exchange I ever had with her at the HQ she spit on me. sigh, those halcyon days.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:27 AM (cPsPa)

484 Six hunnit fiddy

http://tinyurl.com/z5b6t7b

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at February 03, 2017 12:27 AM (Nwg0u)

485 >>>I'm a deplorable. I own my own pickup truck

beat you...i've got two

Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:27 AM (p0xM7)

486 I had one of these as a kid. Maybe I still have it. I have a bunch of cameras lying around. I am a pack rat.

https://sites.google.com/site/contraptionsinphoto/kodak-35-rangefinder

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 12:28 AM (WDdjT)

487 ""Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field," said study co-author Kostas Skenderis of the U.K.'s University of Southampton."

That was one of the themes in one of my favorite comic book series, Planetary. Really worth the read.

Posted by: Noah Bawdy at February 03, 2017 12:28 AM (kI9U5)

488 391 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Celibacy.

Not a fan, although it is my current state.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 03, 2017 12:29 AM (0mRoj)

489 Hey, Miley!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 12:30 AM (nQ10o)

490
>>>we really need Peaches to hurl some invective at the kangaroo fuckers
for me. no one does invective like Peaches. First exchange I ever had
with her at the HQ she spit on me. sigh, those halcyon days.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:27 AM (cPsPa)<<<

Peaches will be back when we win on Sunday, right? I mean, she has to stop by for that? So, I'll be right here waiting.

Posted by: Tom Brady at February 03, 2017 12:30 AM (I5q3y)

491 Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:27 AM (p0xM7)



Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 12:31 AM (voOPb)

492 well, the hologram theory proponents make the point that there is as much evidence supporting their theory as any other theory which really doe not do so much to bolster their theory as to point out how little evidence their is to support the "mainstream" / "consensus" theories.

interestingly, the difference between scientists and climate changers is that the former admit how little proof there is for their theories.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:31 AM (cPsPa)

493 There are among the ink and piercings the remnants of a truly beautiful young lady. What a shame.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at February 03, 2017 12:34 AM (Iy6JT)

494 The ONT is not trying to discuss politics per say.

TEETH GRINDING
EYE SQUINTING
SHOULDER FLINCHING
STOMACH CHURNING

Latin: learn it or don't

Posted by: mindful webworker's inner English Teacher at February 03, 2017 12:34 AM (7imgO)

495 465 AOP: I think Hooters gets a pass because it's an open secret that most of their waitresses HATE men.

They consider putting on the "costume" and extracting yuge tips to be some sort of great manipulation and revenge.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:18 AM (u8kLQ)



Hey guys! Welcome to Raisins! I'm Lexus, and that's Mercedes, and that's Portia!

I'm so glad you guys showed up, everyone else has been lame!

Posted by: Lexus at February 03, 2017 12:34 AM (1JnAL)

496 i guess if i had to have a dream car it'd be a cadillac seville, say 77, gun metal gray outside and in. previously owned by a little old lady who only drove it to church on sundays.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:36 AM (p0xM7)

497 I expect Hooters was expecting The Bitch to win the election, and was positioning themselves to survive the new wave of Feminist puritanism.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 12:17 AM (WDdjT)


Feminist Puritanism. I've never heard the movement defined so aptly.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 12:36 AM (nQ10o)

498 Hi Lexus! *wink wink*

:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:37 AM (u8kLQ)

499 The entire universe could be a "vast and complex hologram..."

All creation exists at the moire-patterned intersection of patterns, material, mental, spiritual, and personal.

As an old chum once commented, "I can't believe some trippy hippie in the 1960s had it right when he said, 'It's all vibes, maaaaan!'"

Posted by: mindful webworker's fourth chakra at February 03, 2017 12:37 AM (7imgO)

500 485 >>>I'm a deplorable. I own my own pickup truck

beat you...i've got two
Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:27 AM (p0xM7)

Ha.... I own a Camaro.... that eats Priuses...

And I'll admit, I don't always downshift as I pass people.... I just do it to the ones who are Greenies, so I can here Gaia cry as I blow past them!

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 03, 2017 12:37 AM (qf6WZ)

501 I may be one of the best handgun shooters here amongst Teh Horde, and I'm "pretty good" with a rifle.

But compared to Weasel, JROD, Iron Mike and a few others around here, my "pretty good" with a rifle looks more and more like a spastic six year old shooting the air-powered machine gun shooting an insufficient number BBs at the five pointed star at the arcade.

My "pretty good" is one hole, tight cloverleaf, 5 shot groups at 100 yards.

I can hit Appleseed silhouettes at 600 yards with an iron sight M-96 Swedish Mauser.

But, the finer tricks of precision rifle marksmanship at the longer ranges these guys shoot? Doping wind, spin, temp, humidity, mirage...

That's all smoke, mirrors and black magic, as compared to my meager skills.

I respect the hell out of them for their shooting prowess. And would love work my ass off being coached by any one of 'em for a weekend's shooting clinic.

Holding sub 1 MOA at 100 yards, is no longer an uncommon skill. I'd like to grok that ability out to at least the 1,000 yd. mark.

Bucket list.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 03, 2017 12:37 AM (v5iqM)

502 LOL@455

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 12:37 AM (tHwdc)

503 466 @448 Iron Mike-Good timing, I was just passing through. Leoupold Mark 4 16x with a doubler (x32) added on by Premier Reticle.
Posted by: JROD at February 03, 2017 12:19 AM (Ax5Cx)


I just re-stocked a Rem 700 in 338 Win. Need better glass than I own. It's all 300 yd class. That project nears completion. The AR should be ready to shoot within a week.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 03, 2017 12:38 AM (di1hb)

504 hey, what is the name of the strip club in florida that has billboards up for hundreds of miles on either side ot the club?

they advertise their strippers and their brunch?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:38 AM (cPsPa)

505 Actually saw the following written on the back window of a car here in SoCal today:

ONE RIFLE PER HOUSEHOLD
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE

...This person also had a bumper sticker on their car reading "Bernie: Not For Sale."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:39 AM (u8kLQ)

506
BTW, Iowahawk announced he's quitting social media.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2017 12:16 AM (vBeA5)

WHHHHHAT?!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 12:39 AM (tHwdc)

507 But what a young ton of content here MH, ya outdid yourself. THANK YOU.

HMMPH! Chopped liver over here, just minding my own business. Yup. Miiiinding my own buuuusness.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 03, 2017 12:39 AM (QGamW)

508 494 The ONT is not trying to discuss politics per say.

TEETH GRINDING
EYE SQUINTING
SHOULDER FLINCHING
STOMACH CHURNING

Latin: learn it or don't
Posted by: mindful webworker's inner English Teacher at February 03, 2017 12:34 AM (7___O)


Politics is too much with us at this point in history. It's is unavoidable. Best that feelings be released among sympathetic friends.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 12:39 AM (nQ10o)

509 Posted by: mindful webworker's inner English Teacher at February 03, 2017 12:34 AM (7___


Excuse me.
I will make sure your refund is sent directly

Maybe it will cover the stomach churning meds you need

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 12:39 AM (voOPb)

510 does anyone ever go to hooters? what is the point?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:40 AM (cPsPa)

511 i guess if i had to have a dream car it'd be a cadillac seville, say 77, gun metal gray outside and in. previously owned by a little old lady who only drove it to church on sundays.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:36 AM (p0xM7)

A Seville wasn't a real Cadillac. It was just a badge-engineered Chevy Malibu, more or less.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 12:40 AM (WDdjT)

512 "Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Celibacy. Or why Daddy drinks. Or both. The ONT apologizes for its lack of certainty."

*HAH!*

So... what are you bastards on about tonight?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 12:40 AM (6gk0M)

513 Latin, Percy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 03, 2017 12:40 AM (IqV8l)

514 Do the Hooter guys wear codpieces?

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at February 03, 2017 12:41 AM (ptQdD)

515 By the way, FABULOUS content on the ONT, MisHum, as per usual. Thank you! I actually turned on Java Script and enjoyed it all prior to posting.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 12:41 AM (nQ10o)

516 they advertise their strippers and their brunch?
Posted by: yankeefifth

Y5, LOL.

The local "free" liberal newrag, OCWeekly, that I've told you all about before? Gustavo Arellano, ed-in-chief?

Every year they do a list of the best restaurants to get different kinds of food, their Top 100.

Their top place to get sushi was... I'm not kidding... at a strip club buffet in Orange County.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:41 AM (u8kLQ)

517 now working on hacking the remainder of the infection out of mu lungs. screaming everything, angrily, as I type seems to help.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:25 AM (cPsPa)

Well, then - keep up the good work!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 12:41 AM (tHwdc)

518 Hey, Miley!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 12:30 AM (nQ10o)

Hi Ladyl!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 12:42 AM (tHwdc)

519 >>>491 Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:27 AM (p0xM7)



Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

just being a brat MH
sorry pal

Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:42 AM (p0xM7)

520 Well, then - keep up the good work!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February



THANKS!

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:43 AM (cPsPa)

521 hey, what is the name of the strip club in florida that has billboards up for hundreds of miles on either side ot the club?



they advertise their strippers and their brunch?


South of the Border


(That's a joke for anyone who has driven I-95)

Posted by: Weirddave at February 03, 2017 12:43 AM (QGamW)

522 ...This person also had a bumper sticker on their car reading "Bernie: Not For Sale."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:39 AM (u8kLQ)

He's already been bought, so true, dat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 12:43 AM (WDdjT)

523 So, it happened, Nordstrom has caved to all the #grabyourwallet lefty bullies and will stop carrying Ivanka merchandise. They said the lefty bullies are not the reason, but of course they are.

Posted by: lily at February 03, 2017 12:44 AM (Qm82t)

524 Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:42 AM (p0xM7)

And a lovely one at that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 12:44 AM (voOPb)

525 455 Super Bowl ad:

**Wide shot of bedroom. Camera pans in from behind an elderly man sitting on the edge of his bed**

**The shot keeps zooming in over his shoulder, a computer screen comes into view across the room**

**Camera snaps to the screen, emblazoned with the AoSHQ header. The first headline on the page recount Donald Trump's immigration EO. The Second is Donald Trump freezing DC hiring. The third is more Trump winning, capped off with "... and Hilliary Clinton will never be President".**

** Camera cuts back to the face of the elderly man sitting on his bed. He looks down to his hand grasping a little blue pill. Old man flings pill across the room**

"Don't need this anymore!" he exclaims with a wide smile on his face.

**Camera pans out to a front shot of elderly man, lap covered by the bed sheets, pitching an incredible schadenboner tent.**

**Screen goes black, bold white lettering appears reading "Ace of Spades HQ E.D. Relief**

**End**
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 03, 2017 12:13 AM (I5q3y)


Just love this so much!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 12:44 AM (nQ10o)

526 He's already been bought, so true, dat.


What was it...a house on Lake Champlain?


I could be bought for that.

Posted by: eleven at February 03, 2017 12:44 AM (qUNWi)

527 Nice picture of that idiot Trump. Trump lied to are Black Presdent and that reely bothers us !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (Soon to be Obamaboro) Vt at February 03, 2017 12:45 AM (Fbj4h)

528 Y5, LOL.

The local "free" liberal newrag, OCWeekly, that I've told you all about before? Gustavo Arellano, ed-in-chief?

Every year they do a list of the best restaurants to get different kinds of food, their Top 100.

Their top place to get sushi was... I'm not kidding... at a strip club buffet in Orange County.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February




heh. well this place has billboards all along the freeway, some of which show a huge platter of scrambled eggs being held in front of an even larger set of juggs. mmmmm steamy hot egg boobs. not sue which is less appealing, boobs that are covered in egg steam or eggs that are covered in boob sweat?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:45 AM (cPsPa)

529 Do the Hooter guys wear codpieces?

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at February 03, 2017 12:41 AM (ptQdD)

Only on "all you can eat fish & chips Friday".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 12:45 AM (WDdjT)

530 South of the Border


(That's a joke for anyone who has driven I-95)
Posted by: Weirddave
----------

I don't get it.

Posted by: Pedro at February 03, 2017 12:45 AM (ZO497)

531 >>>South of the Border
(That's a joke for anyone who has driven I-95)
Posted by: Weirddave at February 03, 2017 12:43 AM (QGamW)<<<




IT'S FUNNY 'CAUSE THEY HAVE BILLBOARDS UP ALL OVER THE PLACE FOR FIREWORKS!!!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 03, 2017 12:46 AM (I5q3y)

532 "313 Story at FB that Nordstrom has dropped Ivanka Trump's fashion line, and severed ties with her.

They claim poor sales, but FB friends want to boycott.

Admittedly Nordstrom is easy to boycott as I can't afford anything there anyway ;-)"

Well, they'll miss me ---

Posted by: lily at February 03, 2017 12:46 AM (Qm82t)

533 >>>Ha.... I own a Camaro.

i had one, i looooved it.
1977 gray with black interior.
z28 rims with the tires turned inside out.
super fast.
built like a tank.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:46 AM (p0xM7)

534 What was it...a house on Lake Champlain?


I could be bought for that.
Posted by: eleven
-----------

More than that, an estate. Former summer camp.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2017 12:46 AM (ZO497)

535 heh. well this place has billboards all along the freeway, some of
which show a huge platter of scrambled eggs being held in front of an
even larger set of juggs. mmmmm steamy hot egg boobs. not sue which is
less appealing, boobs that are covered in egg steam or eggs that are
covered in boob sweat?


It's a subtle way to let you know you can get a glass of milk with your breakfast.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 03, 2017 12:46 AM (IcT7t)

536 >>>More than that, an estate. Former summer camp.


His wife run that out of business to?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 12:48 AM (voOPb)

537 What was it...a house on Lake Champlain?


I could be bought for that.

Posted by: eleven at February 03, 2017 12:44 AM (qUNWi)

Maybe the lake monster will eat him. One can always hope.

Champy ain't no Ogopogo, but then, who is?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 12:48 AM (WDdjT)

538 University of North Florida pushing the life style of polyamory.

Stayed at my Mom's the last two nights. Ran across this in the morning paper:

Ask Amy: Couple is confused by polyamorous friends (Denver Post)
http://bit.ly/poly-amy

My husband and I recently discovered that our closest friends (another couple) are having an open relationship. They say they are "polyamorous."... We found out because the husband was hanging all over another woman very publicly at their annual party. ... expecting their first child soon, and have asked us to be the child's godparents. ... I am struggling. I know what I am feeling is wrong and that I shouldn't care what they do. ... I thought I was a better and more accepting person.

AAAAAHHHHHHHGGGHHH!

At least "Ask Amy," however simplistically, properly focused on what is best for the children. Hint: It ain't adultery.

Posted by: mindful webworker's moral indignation at February 03, 2017 12:48 AM (7imgO)

539 458 ... Jim, I had one of those Retina IIc. Calling it a jewel is so correct. And those lenses were top notch. I used one as part of a camera club project detailing a colonial era house before it was restored. That 50mm lens was so good, the restorers used some of my shots, taken at a distance with average 400 speed film, for enlargements of eave fixtures. Definitely a case where the tool overcame lack of experience.

The first camera I bought for myself was a Pentax K1000, like so many other young people. The damn things were basic but utterly reliable and indestructible. I suspect the only way to wreck it would be to drop it in the lava in Mt. Doom. And some of those Pentax lenses were as good as any on the market. Sigh! Memories.

Posted by: JTB at February 03, 2017 12:49 AM (V+03K)

540 504 hey, what is the name of the strip club in florida that has billboards up for hundreds of miles on either side ot the club?

they advertise their strippers and their brunch?
Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:38 AM (cPsPa)If it's the one that advertises on I-75 with a sign showing a silhouette, with the words "Strippers/Need we say more?" in yellow and black, they're in Georgia.

Cafe Risque near Gainsville, also on 75, also does extensive advertising, though not as much as they did 30 years ago. It could be embarrassing to see their signs saying, "We dare to bare.... All"

Posted by: Fox2! at February 03, 2017 12:49 AM (brIR5)

541 y5: here it is. Best Seafood Restaurant of 2016 is a strip joint.

http://www.ocweekly.com/best-of/2016/food-and-drink/best-seafood-restaurant-7599870

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:51 AM (u8kLQ)

542 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 03, 2017 12:51 AM (IcT7t)

543 501...
Holding sub 1 MOA at 100 yards, is no longer an uncommon skill. I'd like to grok that ability out to at least the 1,000 yd. mark.

Bucket list.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Took me two weeks of the MTU whacking me on the head with cleaning rods. If you can routine shoot sub MOA @100, you got the prelim skills nailed.

1. Know your ammo
2. Know distance. We didn't have handheld LRFs back then.
3. Know the wind. Handheld anemometers make that somewhat easier (we tossed a fistful of grass in the air). But you still only "know" it at the firing point. Downrange is harder
4. Optical path bending. The mnemonics we got was "lights up-sights up". How much can be acclimation to local environ.
5. Dope card: precalc that shit: range,wind, & elevation difference. Determine conditions, look it up, dope the scope.
6. You can worry about air density, but it matters more with a large elevation diff between zero and engagement than a change in weather. Think zeroing near sea level and then going shooting near Denver. Or add it to your dope card and take baro reading.
7. Of course, fundamentals.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 03, 2017 12:52 AM (di1hb)

544 "510 does anyone ever go to hooters? what is the point?"

I went once with friends because one guy was getting married and someone thought it would be fun. I don't get the attraction. The waitresses were meh and the food sucked.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 03, 2017 12:52 AM (97XyN)

545 http://www.ocweekly.com/best-of/2016/food-and-drink/best-seafood-restaurant-7599870

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:51 AM (u8kLQ)

"This sushi smells like fish!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 12:52 AM (WDdjT)

546 Evenin Horde of 91 weeks until a SUPERMAJORITY......

The Fucktards keep on bein themselves and thereby ensuring their impending doom. My Face hurts from grinnin so much!

As an aside.....I own businesses here in Almost HEAVEN, an I've always felt a distinct responsibility to hire those that Work. It tickles the shit out of me to Reward those that Earn/Deserve it.

I NEVER have a shortage of qualified applicants for positions that need to filled, (when they open up, cause, frankly, turnover is very low)... but when it happens, sumthin interestin occurs....

I can only fiscally hire so many people.....and yet so many qualified folks need jobs.......

The situation above FORCES me to work smarter and harder to grow my businesses.....therefore guaranteeing employment/improved life to my fellow West Virginian's. Simply because they've EARNED/DESERVE it.

I'm negligent if I don't do my fuckin upmost to do right by them.

As His Hairness has shown.....helping Fellow Americans First resonates far and wide.

All the BEST to the Horde of 91 weeks......y'all have EARNED/DESERVE it.

Winning never, ever gets old.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at February 03, 2017 12:53 AM (0zLPA)

547 FOUND THE NAME! THE CAFE RISQUE!

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:54 AM (cPsPa)

548 AOP: LOL!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:55 AM (u8kLQ)

549 Grit TV

The Bridge On River Kwai

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 12:55 AM (voOPb)

550 501...
Holding sub 1 MOA at 100 yards, is no longer an uncommon skill. I'd like to grok that ability out to at least the 1,000 yd. mark.

Bucket list.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Took me two weeks of the MTU whacking me on the head with cleaning rods. If you can routine shoot sub MOA @100, you got the prelim skills nailed.

1. Know your ammo
2. Know distance. We didn't have handheld LRFs back then.
3. Know the wind. Handheld anemometers make that somewhat easier (we tossed a fistful of grass in the air). But you still only "know" it at the firing point. Downrange is harder
4. Optical path bending. The mnemonics we got was "lights up-sights up". How much can be acclimation to local environ.
5. Dope card: precalc that shit: range,wind, & elevation difference. Determine conditions, look it up, dope the scope.
6. You can worry about air density, but it matters more with a large elevation diff between zero and engagement than a change in weather. Think zeroing near sea level and then going shooting near Denver. Or add it to your dope card and take baro reading.
7. Of course, fundamentals.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf

Or get a kestrel with Nick's stuff built in, then you can drink and shoot.

Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 12:55 AM (2RVmA)

551 I went once with friends because one guy was getting married and someone thought it would be fun. I don't get the attraction. The waitresses were meh and the food sucked.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February




we must have gone to the same one.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:55 AM (cPsPa)

552 Strippers 'N Brunch.

I'm pretty sure General Post made that in the '80s.

Posted by: Tastes Almost As Good As Kaboom was not a successful tagline at February 03, 2017 12:56 AM (wpC7C)

553 I'll see myself out.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 12:56 AM (6gk0M)

554
I already own my dream car--another one just like the ONLY car I ever bought new.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 03, 2017 12:57 AM (X35Yt)

555 553 I'll see myself out.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 12:56 AM (6gk0M)

Sweet dreams!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 12:57 AM (nQ10o)

556 possible 'ette material?

http://___ur.com/gallery/ECGXkXN

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 03, 2017 12:57 AM (YZH0v)

557 we say more?" in yellow and black, they're in Georgia.

Cafe Risque near Gainsville, also on 75, also does extensive advertising, though not as much as they did 30 years ago. It could be embarrassing to see their signs saying, "We dare to bare.... All"
Posted by: Fox2! at February




You had it first. yeah that is the one. We made road trips from the great white north down to fl and you always knew you were getting close when the cafe risque signs started.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:58 AM (cPsPa)

558 Hope nobody bought any Kaboom last October.

Every box included a "I'm so proud of our first female president" commemorative pin free.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 12:58 AM (u8kLQ)

559 All the BEST to the Horde of 91 weeks......y'all have EARNED/DESERVE it.



Winning never, ever gets old.



Posted by: Hillbillyking at February 03, 2017 12:53 AM (0zLPA)

I wish you had work up here in NoVA, Hillbillyking!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 12:58 AM (tHwdc)

560 533 >>>Ha.... I own a Camaro.

i had one, i looooved it.
1977 gray with black interior.
z28 rims with the tires turned inside out.
super fast.
built like a tank.
Posted by: concrete girl at February 03, 2017 12:46 AM (p0xM7)

New ones are fun...

I've got a 2013 LT2... 6 speed stick... 6 cylinder which after mods puts out right at 350 HP...

Corners really well, but you have to keep the revs up...

Sun roof... and a Heads up Display...

REALLY fun to drive...

But strangely... back in the early 80's I owned a 1977 Z-28... which cornered like shit... and had LESS Horsepower... LOL...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 03, 2017 12:59 AM (qf6WZ)

561 Another Hottub worthy ONT Mis H.....

Keep track of your record of Awesome for contract negotiation time with ol' El Supremo........

Posted by: Hillbillyking at February 03, 2017 12:59 AM (0zLPA)

562 @Jim

I intend to shoot the next postal match. Multiple targets and use most of the handgun battery I have here.

Most memorable shot: Reh deer, Range 204, Grafenwoehr, Germany, about 2 AM. 1 rd, 25mm TPDSFS-T, 1800 meters. Neck shot (called thusly, too). Forestmeister took it to an orphange.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 03, 2017 01:00 AM (di1hb)

563 The first camera I bought for myself was a Pentax K1000, like so many other young people. The damn things were basic but utterly reliable and indestructible. I suspect the only way to wreck it would be to drop it in the lava in Mt. Doom. And some of those Pentax lenses were as good as any on the market. Sigh! Memories.

Posted by: JTB at February 03, 2017 12:49 AM (V+03K)



The Retina IIc was the first camera I'd bought for myself.

Second was a Pentax Spotmatic SP II. 42 mm screw mount lens, otherwise, pretty much the same machine as the K-1000. But the Spotmatic had a nifty, cancelable, self-timer, too.

Had the Pentax "K" mount have been engineered for a larger rear lens element, it might have dominated the market. Sadly, the held it to the 42 mm "Universal" screw mount dimensions, which doomed it to eventual oblivion. Even though it was successful for that first decade or two.

The idiot-geniuses at Nikon, have managed to make the "F" system bayonet mount work, with lenses from the early '60s "F" mount lenses, all the way to today's mega electronic automatic everything systems.

Canon could not pull that off, having to abandon their frankly, brilliant pre-auto focus system, which actually "wore in" with time and wear, vs. "wear out" and have to be discarded or rebuilt.

The Nikon Df, is for me now, the Holy Grail of digital SLRs.

It works like a 35 mm, Nikon FE. Same analog controls on top. Full digital magic on the back of the camera. Not cheap, of course. Same full frame sensor as Nikon's top end pro SLR, too.

Not cheap. But. Nikon.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at February 03, 2017 01:00 AM (v5iqM)

564 Till next time y'all....Be Good......Or be good at it.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at February 03, 2017 01:00 AM (0zLPA)

565 More than that, an estate. Former summer camp.


His wife run that out of business to?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
-----

Why not? I mean, she got a $200,000 severance package after torpedoing the college.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2017 01:00 AM (ZO497)

566 Winning never, ever gets old.
Posted by: Hillbillyking at February 03, 2017 12:53 AM (0zLPA)


WV is fortunate to have you!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 01:01 AM (nQ10o)

567 Posted by: Jim at February 03, 2017 12:37 AM (v5iqM)

---
my only claim to fame w/ firearms competition is being state champ 3 years running with the M-60...

even Resident Evil shoots better than me most days.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 03, 2017 01:01 AM (YZH0v)

568 I can see my schadenboner. That means 8 more years of Trump.

Posted by: Conservative Groundhog at February 03, 2017 01:01 AM (rH4JY)

569 556 possible 'ette material?

http://___ur.com/gallery/ECGXkXN
Posted by: redc1c4 at February 03, 2017 12:57 AM (YZH0v)


Possibly. Can she shoot? OK with butchering in the kitchen?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 03, 2017 01:02 AM (di1hb)

570 All the BEST to the Horde of 91 weeks......y'all have EARNED/DESERVE it.



Winning never, ever gets old.



Posted by: Hillbillyking at February 03, 2017 12:53 AM (0zLPA)

I wish you had work up here in NoVA, Hillbillyking!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

Hope his business is buying distressed property from fleeing gs12s.

Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:03 AM (2RVmA)

571 BTW, Iowahawk announced he's quitting social media.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2017 12:16 AM (vBeA5)
WHHHHHAT?!Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 12:39 AM (tHwdc)
---
no surprise here: he said he was seriously thinking about doing that last year when he had a get together in North Hollywood last year...

nice guy and 2nd time i've met him here in So Cal

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 03, 2017 01:03 AM (YZH0v)

572 Watched the movie, WD. Great!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 01:04 AM (WDdjT)

573 For those of us who aren't the best rifle shooters, remember: there is satisfaction knowing you can still make the target nervous out to 300 yards. :-)

Posted by: JTB at February 03, 2017 01:06 AM (V+03K)

574 550 501...
Or get a kestrel with Nick's stuff built in, then you can drink and shoot.


Kestrel and an LRF good to 1000m is a good bit of change...

We can dream.

Or sell some stuff

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 03, 2017 01:06 AM (di1hb)

575 "Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field," said study co-author Kostas Skenderis of the U.K.'s University of Southampton.

I know the feeling.

Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at February 03, 2017 01:07 AM (rH4JY)

576 Misanthropic Humanitarian: I will make sure your refund is sent directly

Maybe it will cover the stomach churning meds you need


Thank you, that's much appreciated. I don't want to be paying platinum-membership prices and seeing these them thar typos & stuff. perse

Nice post, btw. Meaty and free of carrots.

My computers are all breaking down rapidly - don't know how long I'll be able to stay virtually alive. Send Lassie! Tell her Timmy is in the well!

Posted by: mindful webworker's indiscriminate imaginings at February 03, 2017 01:07 AM (7imgO)

577 Most memorable shot: Reh deer, Range 204, Grafenwoehr, Germany, about 2 AM. 1 rd, 25mm TPDSFS-T, 1800 meters. Neck shot (called thusly, too). Forestmeister took it to an orphange.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf

With the old thermal viewer?

Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:08 AM (2RVmA)

578 Grit TV



The Bridge On River Kwai

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 12:55 AM (voOPb)

AWESOME! Thanks for the tip, Mis.Hum.!
And a belated thanks for a bounteous ONT, as well!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 01:09 AM (tHwdc)

579 HMMPH! Chopped liver over here, just minding my own business. Yup. Miiiinding my own buuuusness.
Posted by: Weirddave at February 03, 2017 12:39 AM (QGamW)
---

it's spelled "bidness" n00b...


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 03, 2017 01:10 AM (YZH0v)

580 Most memorable shot: Reh deer, Range 204, Grafenwoehr, Germany, about 2 AM. 1 rd, 25mm TPDSFS-T, 1800 meters. Neck shot (called thusly, too). Forestmeister took it to an orphange.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 03, 2017 01:00 AM (di1hb)



Three best shots, ever.


1. Trotting coyote at 150 yards. Rem 700, .30-'06, 150 gr. WW white box cheapies. Weaver K-4 El Paso duplex reticle.

2. Female bobcat, from South Texas blind. 210 measured yards. She was sniffing the gut pile from a buck I'd taken on that spot, 20 min earlier.

3. Same bobcat's 15-ish lb. yearling kitten. Came back to sniff at "what's wrong with Mom?".


Same Rem 700, but with 3x12x44, cheap Simmon's scope. Worked, but could only crank to 10x, as 12x was a shimmering joke.

I can shoot rifles. I lack advanced skills and knowledge in the art of riflery.

Oh, and AoP? You're a bad, bad man, for pointing me to that Volvo page. Which I have bookmarked. Dammit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 03, 2017 01:10 AM (v5iqM)

581
Kestrel and an LRF good to 1000m is a good bit of change...

We can dream.

Or sell some stuff
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf

LRFs I got. Need more land.

Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:11 AM (2RVmA)

582 >>>Send Lassie! Tell her Timmy is in the well!


Can't do. Pet Thread isn't until Saturday

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 01:11 AM (voOPb)

583 510 does anyone ever go to hooters? what is the point?
Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:40 AM (cPsPa)


About 15 years ago, the young ladies at work gave me a hard time because I had never been to Hooters, so one day when we went out for a staff lunch, they chose to take the boss to Hooters.

Food was awful. The waitresses were all nasty, most had guts bigger than their boobs, and were generally not even 12 packers. So it wasn't a surprise when the location shut down about 5 years ago.

But the worst part was the pathetic flirting that the waitresses were doing, even the young ladies with us from work were laughing at it. The two young ladies from work would have been better Hooter's girls than the actual Hooter's girls.

Posted by: Lexus at February 03, 2017 01:12 AM (1JnAL)

584 For those of us who aren't the best rifle shooters, remember: there is satisfaction knowing you can still make the target nervous out to 300 yards. :-)
Posted by: JTB at February

They used to volley fire the 45-70 at distant targets, so you just need some friends to make them squeal at a 1000.

Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:17 AM (2RVmA)

585 577 Most memorable shot: Reh deer, Range 204, Grafenwoehr, Germany, about 2 AM. 1 rd, 25mm TPDSFS-T, 1800 meters. Neck shot (called thusly, too). Forestmeister took it to an orphange.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf

With the old thermal viewer?
Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:08 AM (2RVmA)

Yep. M2A2.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf, tapping on a tablet at February 03, 2017 01:18 AM (di1hb)

586 The Kestrel was a V-12 Rolls-Royce engine which powered a number of interwar British aircraft.

At 700 hp, I wouldn't mind swapping one into my Focus.

goodbye 5-speed, hello repair

Posted by: wait, what? at February 03, 2017 01:19 AM (wpC7C)

587 416 I own my own car, so I have no use for Uber or Lyft.



I'm a deplorable. I own my own pickup truck.

I'm irredeemable. I own large SUVs.



I'm both of these. I don't own a Subaru.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 01:20 AM (nQ10o)

588 Took me two weeks of the MTU whacking me on the head with cleaning rods.
If you can routine shoot sub MOA @100, you got the prelim skills
nailed.

---
or you could just stick with shooting TOW missiles at everything. <12" POA @ 3000 meters, if memory serves, and, with a HEAT warhead, it ought to.


Posted by: redc1c4, 11H10, long long ago at February 03, 2017 01:20 AM (YZH0v)

589 well the nice thing about uber is that when you are going out for a long dinner you can have uber do the driving so you can do the drinking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 01:21 AM (cPsPa)

590 583 510 does anyone ever go to hooters? what is the point?
Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 12:40 AM (cPsPa)


About 15 years ago, the young ladies at work gave me a hard time because I had never been to Hooters, so one day when we went out for a staff lunch, they chose to take the boss to Hooters.

Food was awful. The waitresses were all nasty, most had guts bigger than their boobs, and were generally not even 12 packers. So it wasn't a surprise when the location shut down about 5 years ago.

But the worst part was the pathetic flirting that the waitresses were doing, even the young ladies with us from work were laughing at it. The two young ladies from work would have been better Hooter's girls than the actual Hooter's girls.
Posted by: Lexus at February 03, 2017 01:12 AM (1JnAL)



Eh. I've been to hooters maybe 3-4 times I think. The ones I've gone to were decent in the looks and food. It's just a case that going to hooters doesn't equal good food and hot women. Kind of like almost every other chain out there. Heck if there are multiple locations in a city you can probably hear about the good one and the bad one.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:22 AM (8dgCO)

591 Speaking of LRFs, that accident a wake killed a CCT I knew. Godspeed C.

Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:22 AM (2RVmA)

592 who wants hot women and good food simultaneously?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 01:23 AM (cPsPa)

593 Test of an earlier-posted link with the banned i*m*g string, all caps inserted in place of the lower case i*m*g

http://IMGur.com/gallery/ECGXkXN

Posted by: mindful webworker's indiscriminate imaginings at February 03, 2017 01:23 AM (7imgO)

594 592 who wants hot women and good food simultaneously?
Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 01:23 AM (cPsPa)


There's a time when you don't want hot women? Fag

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:24 AM (8dgCO)

595 G'night, friends.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 01:25 AM (nQ10o)

596 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 03, 2017 01:20 AM (nQ10o)

We knew you were hawt

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 01:26 AM (voOPb)

597 The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910, and for over 100 years, it has been an organization where boys have learned how to become men.

That's silly. Boys don't have to learn, all they have to do is sit around and wait until they are 18. Only girls can truly learn how to become men.

Posted by: Chazz Bono at February 03, 2017 01:26 AM (rH4JY)

598 There's a time when you don't want hot women? Fag

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:24 AM (8dgCO)



Even The Dead want hot wimmins.

This Is The Over Night Thread.


/announcer voice



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 03, 2017 01:27 AM (v5iqM)

599 Given a choice between "hot women and good food" and "good women and hot food"...

um...
wait...
I'm thinking....

Posted by: mindful webworker's unlikely scenario at February 03, 2017 01:27 AM (7imgO)

600 Best thing for Tromp is to shave his dog's ass for himm and teach it to walk backwards so it looks like him !!!!!!!!! TRump is an iddiot and we in Brattleboro stills supports Sinator Sandders for Presdent...

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (Soon to be Obamaboro) Vt at February 03, 2017 01:28 AM (Fbj4h)

601 Ooo Mary's been listening to her old Redd Foxx albums!! And getting drunk no doubt...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 01:28 AM (u8kLQ)

602 Most memorable shot: Reh deer, Range 204, Grafenwoehr, Germany, about 2
AM. 1 rd, 25mm TPDSFS-T, 1800 meters. Neck shot (called thusly, too).
Forestmeister took it to an orphange.
---
had a Mustang CO in 1/18th Cav that told of the time he hit an animal (cow?) on a range in Germany with a HESH round when he was an EM on an M-60....

predictable results, and no donation of the meat.

the CA ARNG had a live fire back in the 80's on Ft Hungry Lizard where they very carefully ran off all the cattle, prior to the CALFEX, only to have them stampede back when the TF opened fire with everything they had....

end result: several 100 cattle dead or put down, and a small article in the LA Slimes.

not to mention a large payout to the rancher.

Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 01:30 AM (YZH0v)

603 588 Took me two weeks of the MTU whacking me on the head with cleaning rods.
If you can routine shoot sub MOA @100, you got the prelim skills
nailed.

---
or you could just stick with shooting TOW missiles at everything.

Real artistry is possible with those. You can double that accuracy if you can develop a light and smooth touch for the final 200 meter of flight. And it is good to learn to fly around things that can cut your wire, like fires and wrecks. Threading needles is a nice challenge too. Good for raising heart rates and blood pressures of superiors during peacetime shoots. $30k per missile, risky shot, etc

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf, tapping on a tablet at February 03, 2017 01:30 AM (di1hb)

604 Test of an earlier-posted link with the banned i*m*g string, all caps inserted in place of the lower case i*m*g

---
danke: i had forgotten about that Pixy fetish...

Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 01:33 AM (YZH0v)

605
the CA ARNG had a live fire back in the 80's on Ft Hungry Lizard where they very carefully ran off all the cattle, prior to the CALFEX, only to have them stampede back when the TF opened fire with everything they had....

end result: several 100 cattle dead or put down, and a small article in the LA Slimes.

not to mention a large payout to the rancher


Oh yes, a COWEX! Did one of those in 85, same place. Thought we'd have some bbq for dinner, until 105s then A10s had their turn.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf, tapping on a tablet at February 03, 2017 01:34 AM (di1hb)

606 577 Most memorable shot: Reh deer, Range 204, Grafenwoehr, Germany, about 2 AM. 1 rd, 25mm TPDSFS-T, 1800 meters.

With the old thermal viewer?
Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:08 AM (2RVmA)

Yep. M2A2.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf,

The deer should have been about 1 pixel

Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:34 AM (2RVmA)

607 who wants hot women and good food simultaneously?
Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 01:23 AM (cPsPa)


There's a time when you don't want hot women? Fag
Posted by: Buzzion at February




spoken from the mouth of one who has obviously never had hot women.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 01:34 AM (cPsPa)

608 qdpsteve: ...Mary's been listening to her old Redd Foxx albums!! And getting drunk no doubt...

More like "staying" than "getting."

Liberal, online, and strung out on schnappes martinis is no way to go through life, Mary.

Posted by: mindful webworker's bar guide at February 03, 2017 01:34 AM (7imgO)

609 599 Given a choice between "hot women and good food" and "good women and hot food"...

um...
wait...
I'm thinking....
Posted by: mindful webworker's unlikely scenario at February 03, 2017 01:27 AM (7___O)



Sounds like I'm eating out twice that weekend.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:35 AM (8dgCO)

610 592 who wants hot women and good food simultaneously?
Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 01:23 AM (cPsPa)

It all depends upon your eating skills, sweetie.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 03, 2017 01:36 AM (cm1Bl)

611 AAAAHHHHGGGHHGG

*splat*

zzzzzzzzz

Posted by: mindful webworker's aloha at February 03, 2017 01:36 AM (7imgO)

612 For me a hot meal,would be a longer lasting experience then one with a hot woman

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 01:36 AM (voOPb)

613 Good for raising heart rates and blood pressures of superiors during peacetime shoots. $30k per missile, risky shot, etc
---
i wouldn't know... my BN got 1 missile/year, IF we were lucky. most years we got 0.

then i'd go to AD units on KPUP assignments, and find out they got so many missiles they got bored firing them and would just launch, then cut the wires after 5-10 seconds of flight.

2nd class citizens we were... same standards, but only a fraction of the resources.

Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 01:38 AM (YZH0v)

614 Even The Dead want hot wimmins.



This Is The Over Night Thread.





/announcer voice







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at February 03, 2017 01:27 AM (v5iqM)


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Zombie Jerry Garcia at February 03, 2017 01:38 AM (tHwdc)

615 I'll settle for hot women and Pringles

Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:39 AM (2RVmA)

616 Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (Soon to be Obamaboro) Vt at February 03, 2017 01:28 AM (Fbj4h)

Lol, at least our current president doesn't eat dog unlike you president of color and big fucking ears

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 01:39 AM (voOPb)

617 Time for the old folk. Need to do another half dozen flies tomorrow, got 6 #12s left that should be good for a couple months.

Keep the heads HIGH, people--we're at least in the start of the beginning to restore our beloved country.

We'll prevail here just as we did in the election, because as Americans, we are denied the option of failure.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 03, 2017 01:39 AM (X35Yt)

618 Hey, baby. I'll let you lick my donuts, if you'll let me Frost your cookies.

Posted by: Robert Frost, to Ariana Grande at February 03, 2017 01:39 AM (rH4JY)

619 For me a hot meal,would be a longer lasting experience then one with a hot woman
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 01:36 AM (voOPb)
---
they have medication for that sort of thing.... D)

Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 01:40 AM (YZH0v)

620 Eh. I've been to hooters maybe 3-4 times I think. The ones I've gone to were decent in the looks and food. It's just a case that going to hooters doesn't equal good food and hot women. Kind of like almost every other chain out there. Heck if there are multiple locations in a city you can probably hear about the good one and the bad one.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:22 AM (8dgCO)

The most remarkable thing about Hooters is that it is completely unremarkable. It's a sports bar with waitresses clad in what is basically cheerleader attire. It's not a whore house, and it's not particularly erotic at all. And the food is unremarkable, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 01:40 AM (WDdjT)

621 The "why" of why I should be a middling-good rifle shooter.


* innate talent.

* amenable to qualified instruction.

* experience.

* absolute ice running in my veins, proven in critical handgun situations.

* mental power over my failing eyeball muscles. I can force-focus my vision, even when it doesn't want to clearly "see" the reticle"

* breath and muscle control from hell. I can NOT pull the trigger, even with 90% pressure applied, if I don't like the sight picture in the scope.


What sucks?


High blood pressure, now. I have to double-meds, to cancel out the pulse-bounce in the scope, these days.

But any anarchist stupid enough to fuck off within 400 yards of my position? Won't matter but an inch, at most.

I don't have to be the best.

I only have to be good enough.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 03, 2017 01:42 AM (v5iqM)

622 smiley fail...



Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 01:44 AM (YZH0v)

623 620 Eh. I've been to hooters maybe 3-4 times I think. The ones I've gone to were decent in the looks and food. It's just a case that going to hooters doesn't equal good food and hot women. Kind of like almost every other chain out there. Heck if there are multiple locations in a city you can probably hear about the good one and the bad one.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:22 AM (8dgCO)

The most remarkable thing about Hooters is that it is completely unremarkable. It's a sports bar with waitresses clad in what is basically cheerleader attire. It's not a whore house, and it's not particularly erotic at all. And the food is unremarkable, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 01:40 AM (WDdjT)

Which makes the feminist freak out over it rather pathetic. They've been acting like the girls are topless since the 90s. And yeah I would say the food is unremarkable. Just about like every other chain restaurant out there.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:44 AM (8dgCO)

624 606 577 Most memorable shot: Reh deer, Range 204, Grafenwoehr, Germany, about 2 AM. 1 rd, 25mm TPDSFS-T, 1800 meters.

With the old thermal viewer?
Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 01:08 AM (2RVmA)

Yep. M2A2.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf,

The deer should have been about 1 pixel


He was a bit more than a mil wide. Turned the reticle brightness way down. Had a new barrel, one of the first fluted ones. Turned off the stab, too. Gun had tighter-than-spec dispersion. Stars aligned, etc.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf, tapping on a tablet at February 03, 2017 01:44 AM (di1hb)

625 >>>You can't get too much winter in the winter. -Robert Frost

I'm such an enduring figure in Poetry, they ought to call me Robert Fucking Permafrost. Not even global warming can melt my legacy!

Posted by: Robert Frost at February 03, 2017 01:46 AM (rH4JY)

626 I'm to the snoozer, y'all.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 03, 2017 01:48 AM (v5iqM)

627 I mean when have you heard "let's go to TGI Friday's. the food is amazing!"

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:48 AM (8dgCO)

628 He was a bit more than a mil wide. Turned the reticle brightness way
down. Had a new barrel, one of the first fluted ones. Turned off the
stab, too. Gun had tighter-than-spec dispersion. Stars aligned, etc.


The hard-left Berkely fascist arsonists need to read this.

Read and understand it.

Posted by: implications at February 03, 2017 01:51 AM (wpC7C)

629 Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:48 AM (8dgCO)
---
from the same idiots who said "let's go to Shakey's... they have a buffet!"...

#duh

Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 01:51 AM (YZH0v)

630 Rack time for me, too. Night horde!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf, tapping on a tablet at February 03, 2017 01:51 AM (di1hb)

631 Read and understand it.
---
nevah happen GI!

they keep asking for things they do NOT comprehend or understand.

this will not end neatly or quietly.

Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 01:53 AM (YZH0v)

632 619 For me a hot meal,would be a longer lasting experience then one with a hot woman
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 01:36 AM (voOPb)
---
they have medication for that sort of thing.... D)
Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 01:40 AM (YZH0v)


Oh fuck. I'm gonna need a truss

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 01:54 AM (voOPb)

633 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight. Happy Friday!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2017 01:54 AM (u8kLQ)

634 Read and understand it.

As I typed that, I knew it was beyond the scope of 99.375% of modern university "educations".

It's accurate, nevertheless.

Posted by: my aim is true at February 03, 2017 01:56 AM (wpC7C)

635 Sounds like I'm eating out twice that weekend.
---
i'd eat them both out every day of the week...


Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 01:56 AM (YZH0v)

636 I mean when have you heard "let's go to TGI Friday's. the food is amazing!"

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 01:48 AM (8dgCO)

Exactly. Those places could have interchangeable menus, and nobody would notice. (insert Fapplebees snark here)

When I was on course in Houston one time, I ate a lot at a TGIF in the Greenspoint area, because it was handy to Dresser Center, had tolerably good food, and they had that video trivia game, so I could occupy a couple of hours playing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2017 01:56 AM (WDdjT)

637 *sigh*

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 01:57 AM (tHwdc)

638
Takin' that last honey home to meet Mom!

* thud *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 01:59 AM (BK3ZS)

639 637 *sigh*


Let's sigh in stereo

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 02:00 AM (voOPb)

640 Oh fuck. I'm gonna need a truss
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 01:54 AM (voOPb)
---
but what kind?

STEM Morons want to know....

Posted by: redc1c4, at February 03, 2017 02:01 AM (YZH0v)

641 >>>Hooters is changing. Guys will be servers now as well.

I take it that moobs are a requirement?

Posted by: Michael Moore at February 03, 2017 02:02 AM (rH4JY)

642 Those places could have interchangeable menus, and nobody would notice

But at Tchotchke's, the Jennifer Aniston clones wear 37 (at least!) pieces of flair.

Posted by: they also watch kung-fu movies with you in your cheaply-built townhouse at February 03, 2017 02:04 AM (wpC7C)

643 641 >>>Hooters is changing. Guys will be servers now as well.

I take it that moobs are a requirement?
Posted by: Michael Moore at February 03, 2017 02:02 AM (rH4JY)

Back in the 90s they did have a joke campaign of "this is what hooters waiter would look like. "

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 02:04 AM (8dgCO)

644 ---
but what kind?

STEM Morons want to know....
Posted by: redc
-----------

You have to ask?

Posted by: Warren at February 03, 2017 02:05 AM (ZO497)

645 Let's sigh in stereo

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 02:00 AM (voOPb)


OK. On three...two...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:05 AM (tHwdc)

646 Fsubx = Fsubx1 + Fsubx2 ....

Posted by: Adriane the Truss Critic ... at February 03, 2017 02:06 AM (AoK0a)

647 but what kind?

STEM Morons want to know....

*********

The kind Billy the Moutainin had to wear

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 02:07 AM (voOPb)

648
I only have to be good enough.


As good as any. Better than some.

-- reputed slogan for a dairy (?) business in New England back in the day

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 02:08 AM (BK3ZS)

649 Miley

1,2, C. SIGH

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 02:08 AM (voOPb)

650 President of the European Council Donald Tusk has joined Verhofstadt in denouncing the Trump administration in a letter to European heads of state, clearly conveying the ranks of EU bureaucrats are closing.

Ebony and Ivory, live together in perfect harmony.

Posted by: Barack Obama and Donald Tusk, singing at February 03, 2017 02:10 AM (rH4JY)

651 Just a heads up. Project Veritas had an infiltrator at UC Berkley deep undercover with full audio/video recordings the past week. They've got a lot of agitators on tape with clear strategy about how to start the riot and shut down Milo's speech. Best part, and this is the icing on the cake, there is DIRECT evidence on the tapes of George Soros funding this operation (his son is a PhD candidate there as well and was involved behind the scenes). When the tape comes out early next week after editing, it's going to be an absolute shitstorm and probably will result in the loss of federal funding for the university. Trump didn't just tweet that out early this morning by coincidence. Brace yourself lads.

http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/110687307

h/t Vox Day, who isn't sure if this is something or just trolling.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 03, 2017 02:12 AM (R+30W)

652 Meanwhile... at the DNC chair race...

DNC boots candidate from chairmanship race for criticizing Ellison's Islamic faith

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zqtclmn

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2017 02:13 AM (vBeA5)

653 1,2, C. SIGH

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2017 02:08 AM (voOPb)


1,2, C. SIGH


I need a hug. A big, deep...hug.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:14 AM (tHwdc)

654
Hooters trying out their new concept restaurant in Cicero, IL. Yeah, that's gonna work.


I'll take "Things You Would Never Dare To Do Back In Capone's Day" for $100, Alex

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 02:16 AM (BK3ZS)

655 they keep asking for things they do NOT comprehend or understand.

this will not end neatly or quietly.


They understand "up to 10 years, $25000 fine for rioting on federal property". Or whatever it was.

Berkeley might understand "no arrests? No more Federal funding". I've never known a commie who didn't respond to money.

We are the last ones maintaining civilization and we should stand fast. They will respond fucking positively to such a cross-cultural outreach.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 03, 2017 02:17 AM (VdICR)

656 I know you.

-You like boats, but not the ocean.
-You go to a lake in the summer with your family up in the mountains.
-There's a long wooden dock and a boathouse with boards missing from the roof, and a place you used to crawl underneath to be alone.
-You're a sucker for French poetry and rhinestones. -You're very generous.
-You're kind to strangers and children, and when you stand in the snow you look like an angel.

When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.

-Phil Connors

Posted by: It's Groundhog Day!!! at February 03, 2017 02:17 AM (6gk0M)

657 California climate bill would add "social costs" to public works bids

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zjwjfwg

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2017 02:17 AM (vBeA5)

658 California state Senate Pres. de Leon's Bill to "Freeze Out ICE" Passes Committee

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j96e8jc

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2017 02:18 AM (vBeA5)

659
http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/110687307


Mother of Mercy, is this the start of RICO?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 02:24 AM (BK3ZS)

660 *whistles and picks-up odd paper and plastics*

*runs water for the mop bucket*

Posted by: The Janitor at February 03, 2017 02:30 AM (6gk0M)

661 *folds tables and stacks chairs*

*whistles along to "Living in America"*

Posted by: The Janitor at February 03, 2017 02:32 AM (6gk0M)

662 *mops Hordepuke and other excretions*

*remembers that this is better than cleaning-up after Regressives*

*avoids barrel*

Posted by: The Janitor at February 03, 2017 02:36 AM (6gk0M)

663 This'll be fine by tomorruh. It'll smell like pine and lemons.

*doffs cap*

Posted by: The Janitor at February 03, 2017 02:37 AM (6gk0M)

664 662 *mops Hordepuke and other excretions*

*remembers that this is better than cleaning-up after Regressives*

*avoids barrel*
Posted by: The Janitor at February 03, 2017 02:36 AM (6gk0M)

Demoted from mopping up the back room of the porn shop huh.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 02:37 AM (8dgCO)

665 "Demoted from mopping up the back room of the porn shop huh."
-Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 02:37 AM (8dgCO)

It pays. Not well, but it pays.

Posted by: The Janitor at February 03, 2017 02:40 AM (6gk0M)

666 He avoided the Barrel, though.



Smart man.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:40 AM (tHwdc)

667
Demoted from mopping up the back room of the porn shop huh.
Posted by: Buzzion at February 03, 2017 02:37 AM (8dgCO)


The place where the stuff on the floor wrestles with you for control if the mop?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 02:41 AM (BK3ZS)

668 Well, looky there. I'm Satanic.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:41 AM (tHwdc)

669 *tosses a tarp over the Barrel*


Might as well make myself useful.


*sigh*

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:43 AM (tHwdc)

670
Proofreading - yet another job Americans won't due.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 02:43 AM (BK3ZS)

671 *tosses a tarp over the Barrel*


Might as well make myself useful.


*sigh*
Posted by: Miley




which side of the tarp are you going to be?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 03, 2017 02:43 AM (cPsPa)

672 *drapes herself over the tarp on top of the Barrel*



I'll be the human sacrifice.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:46 AM (tHwdc)

673 I'll be the human sacrifice.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:46 AM (tHwdc)

++++

The gods were expecting a young virgin, but, well, ok.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 03, 2017 02:49 AM (R+30W)

674 You're going to have to clear the ONT.

*shows name-tag*

Nobody after three a.m. Eastern.

Ewok out front should've told ya'.

Posted by: The Janitor at February 03, 2017 02:53 AM (6gk0M)

675 The gods can bite me.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:54 AM (tHwdc)

676 The Janitor can bite me as well.

I.Am.theDuchess.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:54 AM (tHwdc)

677 I'll bite you if you let me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 02:55 AM (6gk0M)

678 Oh...

*unstatic*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 02:55 AM (6gk0M)

679 Insomnia is fun!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 02:56 AM (6gk0M)

680 LOL Slapweasel. You may virtually bite me, but, you know...the Barrel.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:56 AM (tHwdc)

681 You'll never fool 'em with that kind of talk.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 03, 2017 02:57 AM (R+30W)

682 Biting a Duchess with her permission isn't Barrel-Worthy. It affects no further comments.

...which is how one winds-up in the barrel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 02:58 AM (6gk0M)

683 Who are we fooling?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 02:59 AM (tHwdc)

684 Oh, so we need an infraction? I can do that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:00 AM (tHwdc)

685 *ping*

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:01 AM (tHwdc)

686 I'm not fooling anyone. I've already told them that my only talent is spelling things correctly.

Otherwise? I'm a simpleton.

-A Dunce, if you will.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:02 AM (6gk0M)

687 Hmmm. I didn't close that tag.


Not even the Barrel wants me.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:02 AM (tHwdc)

688 Nice ping, Vascili. One Ping Only.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:03 AM (6gk0M)

689 I'm a good speller, too. Nobody cares anymore. If I were to go back to grade school and tell Mrs. Riley about the future, she would get very frowny.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:04 AM (tHwdc)

690 One Ping only. I, too, can exhibit restraint.


Mostly.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:05 AM (tHwdc)

691 I would have liked to have seen Montana.

*Plots course to Laurentian Abyssal*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:05 AM (6gk0M)

692 *tarp begins to slide*



Holy carp!




*scrambles off the Barrel*


I was just fooling around. I really don't need effluvia before le weekend.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:08 AM (tHwdc)

693 That should be a part of speech in the colloquial.

-I couldn't even give one ping.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:09 AM (6gk0M)

694 Most things in here don't react well to bullets.

-Give a ping.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:11 AM (6gk0M)

695 "Bosley gave me my hair back. I cut this hair. I wash this hair. I can mess this hair up if I want to."


Yes, this is the price I have to pay to watch Bridge on the River Kwai. Do they think that bald people stay up late at night?

Now what's this FixMeStick? Does it work?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:12 AM (tHwdc)

696 That wolf looks like Jack Nicholson

Posted by: mer at February 03, 2017 03:13 AM (or4l7)

697 Can I get a ping from the audience? Ping Me, if you would!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:13 AM (6gk0M)

698 Pinging Slapweasel!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:14 AM (tHwdc)

699 Am I going to get into trouble for pinging you on the ONT?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:14 AM (tHwdc)

700 *Do not take this drug if you re allergic to this drug.

-Disclaimer Wisdom

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:15 AM (6gk0M)

701 Nah... "Pinging* is innocent. It has now become a colloquialism.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:16 AM (6gk0M)

702 Wehn trehe si a gmmaarr pdaent aruond, sartt sllenipn lkie tihs.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 03:17 AM (d76uN)

703 Vas is los?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:18 AM (6gk0M)

704 I just watched the full Tucker Carlson/Milo video interview and I was rapt. Food for thought for anyone trying to puzzle out what the future might hold in the US regarding free speech and of course the utter failure of the MFM's objectivity.

There's a lot more meat to Milo than dick jokes, and it terrifies the Left far more than HORROR girl terrifies me. She doesn't scare me, she just makes me sad. Sad for her. She's a cutter, but in a more socially acceptable form.

Great ONT, Mis Hum.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 03:18 AM (xpfRn)

705 Floo pinging monkeys.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 03, 2017 03:18 AM (VdICR)

706 I knew you were going to show up. I typed your name and then deleted.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:19 AM (tHwdc)

707 Under the right water temperature and salinity you will get a return pong.

Posted by: Kapitanleutnant Thomsen at February 03, 2017 03:21 AM (FtrY1)

708 Milo is a force to be reckoned with. Smart, quick, deep and funny. A mortal enemy to be reckoned with. He terrifies the left.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:22 AM (tHwdc)

709 "Floo pinging monkeys."
-Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 03, 2017 03:18 AM (VdICR)

I was thinking about how to respond to this, but I'll jest leave it as-is, because there is nothing more to add.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:22 AM (6gk0M)

710 "Under the right water temperature and salinity you will get a return pong."
-Posted by: Kapitanleutnant Thomsen at February 03, 2017 03:21 AM (FtrY1)

I played Return Pong at a donut shop in 1983.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:24 AM (6gk0M)

711 *fades*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:25 AM (6gk0M)

712 I'm fading too. It must be this enlarged prostate commercial.

Apparently large prostates stay up late at night, too.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:27 AM (tHwdc)

713 I wonder why they grow. It seems to be an inevitable affliction. Is this Darwin's work?


If you can't wonder aloud on the ONT in the middle of the night, then I just don't know where you can. Because there are Answers here.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:29 AM (tHwdc)

714 Do you have a problem? Instead of sniping from the bushes, why don't you just unload?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 03:30 AM (d76uN)

715
712
No, actually you spend way too much time awake at night.

Posted by: Older dude going without the flow at February 03, 2017 03:30 AM (FtrY1)

716 Ace was praising that piece on liberalism today, and it does make a few good points. But that is far overwhelmed by the author's insistence that globalism and reliance on experts is the only way to go.

Gee, dude, that wouldn't just happen to encompass your particular world view most effectively? Yeah, I thought so. Canada has the best model, the EU is next, and the US's liberty and melting pot model runs a poor distant third.

Us peasants ain't buying your line of bullshit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 03:32 AM (xpfRn)

717 Sniping from the bushes? I'm watching TV. The ONT is, like, a turtle.


But if I'm bothering you, I'll leave.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:33 AM (tHwdc)

718 Night all.

Here is "Harvest" from Opeth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm5jm2joxuY

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2017 03:33 AM (vBeA5)

719 You are not bothering you at all. Are you still mad at me?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 03:35 AM (d76uN)

720 You are not bothering me. I havent been awake very long. So I might be reading something that isnt there.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 03:37 AM (d76uN)

721 I'm mad at you because I just decided to be mad at you for no good reason.

...and now I'm over it.

That happened quickly.

Welcome back to The Horde!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:38 AM (6gk0M)

722 I don't have to go, but this level of consciousness cannot be attained much longer.

*pulls down shade*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:40 AM (6gk0M)

723 I should have said "maintained", instead of "attained".

I'm an idiot.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 03, 2017 03:41 AM (6gk0M)

724 My prostate doesn't bother me at all, cuz it's traitorous and cancerous ashes are currently in some landfill.

I smoke like a chimney, and my freakin" PROSTATE decides to play Kill Me? Where's the justice in that?

Oh well, I wasn't using it much anyhow.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 03:42 AM (xpfRn)

725 Some Coffee would help too.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 03:47 AM (d76uN)

726 Ugh. Here's an excerpt from my in-box, from the head of IKEA in the U.S. Why don't they stop annoying their Fiskbo customers & send this shit directly to the White House?

We believe in the power of people working together: people from different backgrounds, nationalities, and beliefs, uniting to create a better everyday life for themselves and for one another
We believe that each of us has the responsibility to stand up for the dignity and rights of every individual, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other individual characteristic.

Posted by: voiceover at February 03, 2017 03:48 AM (xZnSc)

727 Not to say these aren't lovely Hallmark thoughts. But why now, as if I couldn't guess?

Exhausted from a long two days of cleaning up Previously TV. Here's a good thing to come out of it (besides getting lib nastiness deleted) -- have noticed in the last 24 hours, conservatives are come out of hiding & "liking" my posts.

Posted by: voiceover at February 03, 2017 03:53 AM (xZnSc)

728 Wow, am I a thread-killer! Did it yesterday too.

Posted by: voiceover at February 03, 2017 03:54 AM (xZnSc)

729 I was busy making a cup of coffee and gulping it down.

One more cup and I might be awake.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 03:59 AM (d76uN)

730 Wow, am I a thread-killer! Did it yesterday too.

Posted by: voiceover


Nah, you can post shit here at 3 am, confident that no more than 6 people (including Bob from NSA) will ever read it.

Bite me, Bob.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 04:02 AM (xpfRn)

731 So I could kill the thread.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 04:02 AM (d76uN)

732 731 So I could kill the thread.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois


I'm sure you could.

The question you should be asking yourself, is if I should?

Potentiality versus actuality.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 04:15 AM (xpfRn)

733 "The question you should be asking yourself, is if I should?"

Why not? Won't make much difference anyway.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 04:22 AM (d76uN)

734 Bang! BangBangbang!! Bang!! and a big bold bang!!! for Bob at the NSA.

Ha!

Got you too!!!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 04:28 AM (d76uN)

735 It might still be winter but at least its Friday
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2017 04:34 AM (Frvrc)

736 Skip's here. I'll put the pistol away.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 03, 2017 04:35 AM (d76uN)

737 Milo, by not speaking at Berkeley, gained 1,270% in book sales ranking at Amazon. In other words, his audience vastly increased by what he didn't do.

That must mean that people became much more interested in WHY he was being silenced by TPTB. And don't kid yourself, he was being silenced.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 04:38 AM (xpfRn)

738 Someone asked if at 4am its always this slow, I say for the most part yes it is. Often I get on when I get up ( a little later today) and am the only one making comments for a hour. Rarely there are a few people still going from overnight or the insomniacs from the EMT.

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2017 04:40 AM (Frvrc)

739 "De Blasio and the groundhog are both rodents. One survived being dropped on his head. The other didn't."

The wrong one survived, of course...

Such is the way of politickin'

Posted by: J. S. Bridges at February 03, 2017 04:40 AM (DsGWS)

740 Prager said they are only increasing Milo's speaking fees.

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2017 04:42 AM (Frvrc)

741 "I knew you were going to show up. I typed your name and then deleted.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 03, 2017 03:19 AM (tHwdc)"


If you type and delete his name three times...

Well...just don't. That's all I'm sayin'.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 03, 2017 04:44 AM (vbvxt)

742 3575 Stefan Molyneux Freedomain Radio

http://tinyurl.com/hzphl2j

He talks about the riot on Jan 25th at the Milo event. It seems like the police aren't doing what needs to be done for whatever reason. We saw it first when the BLM people took the stage some month ago. This is making me furious.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 03, 2017 04:45 AM (VdICR)

743 735 Here on the MS Gulf coast, we've had 2 days of sub-freezing weather all winter. I expect one more freezing snap, but even the grass doesn't believe it. It's growing.

Fuck you, grass, the mower doesn't get used until March at the earliest.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 04:46 AM (xpfRn)

744 If 57 countries banned Israels Leftist would ask why haven't 58.

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2017 04:47 AM (Frvrc)

745 Good morning horde.

Posted by: Bob at February 03, 2017 04:49 AM (qG0hz)

746 Here's Milo's appearance on Carlson's show at Fox from yesterday:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gpskwp5

(fireandreamitchell.com)

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 04:51 AM (xpfRn)

747 149

Read something interesting today about the Kraft Heinz company.




Apparently they had planned to buy a 30-second ad to air during

Super Bowl LI. They found out the cost of the ad would be the same

amount of money... as giving all of their employees an extra paid day

off work.




So they chose... to give their employees the paid day off.




Hmm. Anyone here think this was a good decision? A bad one? I personally think it was an okay decision.



Posted by: qdpsteve

Actually, I'm pretty much o.k. with that - especially when you consider that that's definitely the only even half-way intelligent thing anyone's ever heard of with even a faintly-remote connection to Big Jawn F'in' Kerry; aka, "Johnny Ketchup-Boy", the Winter Soldjah Whiz-Fizzle (married to the Heinz fortune, y'know...)

Posted by: J. S. Bridges at February 03, 2017 05:00 AM (DsGWS)

748 .

Posted by: Subterranean JT at February 03, 2017 05:04 AM (qG0hz)

749 can't sleep - interesting that outfits like Ikea, in their laundry lists of who's rights they stand up for and who shouldn't be discriminated against.....never include political affiliation?

Posted by: vivi at February 03, 2017 05:14 AM (11H2y)

750 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 03, 2017 05:15 AM (u82oZ)

751 Morning, Peeps.

Kittehs say I am neglecting my can opener duties.

Posted by: fluffy at February 03, 2017 05:18 AM (jw2Xw)

752 Need coffee refill

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2017 05:19 AM (Frvrc)

753 Ace of Spades HQ commercial?

We open on a giant, nonsensical battle. Think Thunderdome meets Anchorman. A small, furry figure climbs a small cliff overlooking the battle.

Reaching the top, he speaks:

Nyub. (Hey.)
Nyub! (Hey!)
NYUB! (HEY!)
Yub Jub-Jub! (This is ONT!)

The scene shifts to Corgis. Not five Corgis, but a stampede of Corgis, like the Riders of Rohan in Return of the King. One Corgi races ahead of the mob.

Breaking away, he runs up marble steps into an ancient Roman/Greek-looking structure. Past rows of columns, until sliding to a halt in front of a statue of Brian Dennehy . Excitedly, he barks! The Subtitle reads: First!

Fade to black. The AoSHQ logo appears.

Posted by: Moron Films, Inc at February 03, 2017 05:25 AM (q1+kD)

754
We believe in the power of people working together: people from different backgrounds, nationalities, and beliefs, uniting to create a better everyday life for themselves and for one another
We believe that each of us has the responsibility to stand up for the dignity and rights of every individual, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other individual characteristic.


Well, good for you! * spoken in snarky voice *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 05:27 AM (BK3ZS)

755
I'm still trying to revive my Mom after having introduced her to Shrapnel Face.

("How come no one wants to employ me?")

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 05:28 AM (BK3ZS)

756 751 >> Kittehs say I am neglecting my can opener duties.

They may prefer Chicken Of The Sea, but in a pinch they will settle for Chicken On The Floor.

Humans -- Large cans of catfood.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 05:33 AM (xpfRn)

757
Since Peter Jackson appears to be unable to make anything even remotely successful except for things from the Tolkienverse -- and even there his record is spotty -- why not turn him loose on Bored of the Rings?

Five nine is your height and 180's your weight
You'll cash in your chips around page 88

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 05:35 AM (BK3ZS)

758
Humans -- Large cans of catfood.


Enthusiastically endorsed by kittehs in households where an obese person living alone with many kittehs expired and the corpse wasn't discovered for days.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 05:38 AM (BK3ZS)

759
* looks around *

Mine! All mine!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 05:39 AM (BK3ZS)

760
Knickname test

Argle bargle!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at February 03, 2017 05:42 AM (BK3ZS)

761 >>> Mine! All mine!

You gonna share that sammich, or what?

Posted by: teh kittehs at February 03, 2017 05:42 AM (jw2Xw)

762
Reclaims nickname in full

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 03, 2017 05:45 AM (BK3ZS)

763
* moons the barrel *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 03, 2017 05:46 AM (BK3ZS)

764 >>> Enthusiastically endorsed by kittehs in households where an obese person living alone with many kittehs expired and the corpse wasn't discovered for days.

He's not moving but doesn't smell like cat food.

I'm giving him 30 minutes.

Posted by: teh kittehs at February 03, 2017 05:46 AM (jw2Xw)

765
Y'know what else Ikea believes in?

Faux scandi names for their products in their full line of pressboard and balsa wood furniture.

Freaking poseurs

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 03, 2017 05:49 AM (BK3ZS)

766
I'm giving him 30 minutes.


* gathers other kittehs *

* begins multi-players rounds of "rock-paper-scissors" to see who gets dibs on the juiciest bits *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 03, 2017 05:52 AM (BK3ZS)

767 I would think in a test situation a unknown corpse and a housecat locked together the cat would eat the person, but like a dog might if it was the cats companion it wouldn't touch the person. It could go either way but thats my guess.

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2017 05:54 AM (Frvrc)

768 >>> rounds of "rock-paper-scissors"

That's what you think it is when we are waving our claws around?

Humans are so cute!

** Chomp!! **

Posted by: teh kittehs at February 03, 2017 05:56 AM (jw2Xw)

769
Correct me if I'm wrong, but "rock-paper-scissors" played by kittehs would consist only of "rock" and "paper". Amirite?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 03, 2017 05:56 AM (BK3ZS)

770 NEW YORK (AP) - Sales are soaring for the upcoming book by incendiary
right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos. Details of his promotional
tour, assuming there is one, are a mystery for now.

He is a Islamophobic, homophobic, right wing hater. No mention that he is gay, that doesn't fit the narrative.

Posted by: Colin at February 03, 2017 05:56 AM (PBLF0)

771 Rock, paper, knife

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2017 05:59 AM (Frvrc)

772 It appears from the Berkeley and NY riots, fascism is descending upon America.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 03, 2017 06:01 AM (+lv+r)

773 So EU management is commited to diversity, good luck with intigrating Muzzies, they are coming to take you over.

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2017 06:02 AM (Frvrc)

774
I recall the statement being that the curtain of fascism is falling in America but it somehow always manages to land on Europe.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 03, 2017 06:03 AM (BK3ZS)

775 Kittehs play rock, paper, furniture.

And they never pick rock.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 03, 2017 06:10 AM (xpfRn)

776 It is now accepted and expected to attack Conservatives and libertarians in the guise of anti-fascism.

It's time to start attacking back.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 03, 2017 06:10 AM (IVZNX)

777 As usual, Chicago Tribune fills out their pages with anti-Trump news stories...

They hated his Black History speech...Also stop Gorsuch, Got his women's history month wrong, didn't mention the holocaust and the Jewish women..etc

meanwhile, 1 dead, 9 shot..

Posted by: Colin at February 03, 2017 06:13 AM (PBLF0)

778 Top News On YaHOOOooo

Patton Oswalt gets his underoos in a bunch when he gets in a pissing match on twatter with a Trump (OMG) supporter,
Ends up geting the Trump supporter fired.

Posted by: Bruce at February 03, 2017 06:17 AM (8ikIW)

779 PDT is up and at 'em.....

https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump

Posted by: Flyboy at February 03, 2017 06:23 AM (R3Jti)

780 Is the science ever settled? No. That is the beautiful nature of science.

It is what ticks me off more than anything when the media tries to tell me that science has "proved" something. Science proves nothing. It gives us the best explantation for something that we understand at the time. The fact that so many people fall for the "science is settled" shows me what a dismal science education our kids get.

Posted by: Quirky. Bookworm at February 03, 2017 06:23 AM (gppsv)

781 "The fact that so many people fall for the "science is settled" shows me what a dismal science education our kids get. "

No kidding. Pitiful. Strikes me more like catechism class than science, the few youngsters I've talked to about sciencey-stuff.

Maybe the contrast is worse for me; I was a Sputnik-era kid, when they practically force-fed us the Scientific Method, etc. Went on to work in research and testing most of my life which is all about going where the data seems to lead you.

Don't get me started about "adjusting" raw data.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 03, 2017 06:34 AM (1d+CX)

782 It appears from the Berkeley and NY riots, fascism is descending upon America.




We ain't played cowboys & fascists yet.


Yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 03, 2017 06:34 AM (W2Fol)

783 rickb223

I'd like to avoid that, but we may not be given a choice.

Too bad the FBI can't arrest the rioters, get the phone date, use metadata to roll up the network, and save America.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 03, 2017 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

784 I'm fine with Andie McDowell. I find her attractive, but more importantly she apparently lives a quiet life in the NC mountains.

I can't recall ever hearing her speak up about politics.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 03, 2017 06:39 AM (Halhc)

785 Too bad the FBI can't arrest the rioters, get the phone date, use metadata to roll up the network, and save America.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 03, 2017 06:39 AM (u82oZ)


You're presuming the FBI wants to do that.

I am increasingly convinced the entire Federal Government would like nothing more than a Trump assassination in order to return to business as usual.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 03, 2017 06:48 AM (X6fMO)

786 I'd like to avoid that, but we may not be given a choice.

I'd like a pony ... but I ain't holding my breath.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 03, 2017 06:50 AM (fiGNd)

787 Yeah, don't think we're gonna get a choice, it only takes one to get it started. Aggressor sets the ROE, though, so a lotta options will be open ....


"Too bad the FBI can't arrest the rioters, get the phone date, use metadata to roll up the network, and save America. "
Old-school !
Love it.
Only problem is they'd have to want to stop it, and I have zero confidence in that, or any other branch of the gummint, having any of that spirit left.
Well except PDT and direct appointees thereof.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 03, 2017 06:53 AM (1d+CX)

788 NOOOOOOOOOOOD

Posted by: EVLINC! at February 03, 2017 06:53 AM (y3aQB)

789 G'morning, all.


"I'm fine with Andie McDowell. I find her attractive, but more importantly she apparently lives a quiet life in the NC mountains. "

For a moment, I confused her with Minnie Driver.

Who I find to be an annoying twit.

But Andie?

Seems very nice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 03, 2017 06:57 AM (J+eG2)

790 20 Tucker Carlson is impressing me. I barely heard of the guy before the Trumpening but since then he's been kicking glute.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

There's no one better. He cut his teeth on this debating style on Crossfire decades ago and he presents and demands arguments in a friendly way, but can be curt if necessary.

Bill O'Reilly also argues and debates but Bill has a very superficial understanding of the issues and no firm ideological foundation. (Consider his minimum wage discussions and position). Kinda sad.

Tucker knows the issues and the facts thru and thru.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 03, 2017 06:59 AM (iWW0H)

791 770 NEW YORK (AP) - Sales are soaring for the upcoming book by incendiary
right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos"

He's "incendiary" because he makes fun of lesbians, thinks fat people should lose weight, talks about his black boyfriends, and says he's tired of the left ordering everyone around.

Just think, that's what passes as "incendiary" in America in 2017.

But then in 2017 America, Don Rickles would be "incendiary " unless he limited his insults to conservatives.

You know how, when you were a kid, you always wanted to do the things your elders hated? If I were a 19 year old college kid, I'd find Milo's book irresistible for that reason.

Posted by: Donna di deplorable ampersands&&&&and so there at February 03, 2017 06:59 AM (P8951)

792 nood

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 03, 2017 07:04 AM (u82oZ)

793
Leftists in my FB feed --

#1: I feel like it's not safe to post some of my darker thoughts. I hate that.

#2: Girl I feel the same way I feel like I can't post anything any more.

#3: Same.

#4: Don't allow yourself to be silenced.


The intrepid #Resistance continues! Fight the power!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 03, 2017 07:20 AM (BK3ZS)

794 We believe in the power of people working together: people from different backgrounds, nationalities, and beliefs,

Is he describing a gang rape in Sweden

Posted by: Jean at February 03, 2017 07:41 AM (2RVmA)

795 "Hooters is changing. Guys will be servers now as well."

I read that to my wife. She said "Their tips won't be as good." I asked "Was that a 'p' or a 't'?"

Anyway, I guess we should be thankful, after all, that Playboy has dropped the nude picks.

Posted by: George LeS at February 03, 2017 04:55 PM (+TcCF)

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