Sunday Overnight Open Thread (2/26/17) Academy Award Free Edition

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it. Archibald Alexander

Quote II

Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid. John Wayne

Quote III

President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. Clint Eastwood

Quote IV

God has a most wicked sense of humor. Maureen O'Hara

The ONT is never surprised by the loon shit of the left. According to Ashley Judd Trump's election is worse than being raped.

Sporting a so-called “Pussy Hat” popularized by feminist activists, Judd said the same male family member who failed to protect her from being sexually assaulted as a child betrayed her again by voting for Trump.

“And the fact that there were adult men in my family – who failed to protect me as a child – voted for him, was really re-traumatizing in saying, ‘You’re gonna put me out there again. And the idea that you would protect me has evaporated.’ And it was incredibly painful. Incredibly painful,” she said.


“We got to belly up to the bar and start spending money,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) Moonbeam now wants to spend on flood control measures. How's that super fast choo-choo train coming along Guv?

After successfully appealing to the Trump administration for help with the Oroville Dam emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he wants to accelerate state spending to reduce flood risks as he asked Washington to expedite federal environmental reviews on several projects, including repairs to the dam’s spillway.

The Democratic governor’s flood protection plan combines $50 million in existing general fund money with $387 million from the $7.5 billion water bond approved by voters in 2014.


You do have the right to live as you please. But, not to demand people accept it. Tolerance does not equal acceptance.

By contrast, you do have the right to live however you please, so long as it’s within the confines of the law. If you want to cross-dress, smoke marijuana, drink lots of alcohol, have lots of sex, and, yes, even go to school for gender studies, then by all means, go for it. Government should not be allowed to legislate people’s behavior as long as it doesn’t infringe upon someone else’s rights, but that doesn’t mean society isn’t allowed to have an opinion. You don’t have the right to demand people keep their opinions about your lifestyle to themselves, especially if you’re open and public about it. I have as much of a right to comment on the way you live your life as you do to actually live it. Your feelings are not a protected right, but my speech is.

Would you like to see the country inexpensively? You can for $213.00.

Gas is still pretty expensive in most places, and air travel is full of ridiculous TSA delays, so train travel is starting to look pretty good to travelers who want to go places without hassles or headaches.

Riding the rails can be a relaxing and romantic way to see the country, as you travel down routes well over 100 years ago, and you can take an Amtrak train across the country for a mere $213.

You do have to ride through Iowa and Nebraska.

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In the event that you missed Friday's ONT with CDR M.Vaginal Glue.


We have some good news and bad news about SMOD.The good news is that the impact won't kill you, bad news is that the shock wave will.

A study accepted for publication in Meteoritics and Planetary Science (preprint available here) suggests that most deaths from a sufficiently large asteroid will be caused by the airburst produced on atmospheric entry, regardless of whether the asteroid disintegrates in the air or hits the surface. The slightly less terrible news is that the killer shockwave would have to happen near a highly populated urban area to have such an effect. The best news is, large asteroid impacts are very, very rare.


8 animals that are no longer endangered.


The most useful GIF of all time. Hard to believe it came from Frank Luntz.


Are you up for a test? Are you more intelligent than average?


The ONT Musical Interlude

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1932, Born on this day, Johnny Cash US country singer, songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is remembered as a country icon, his songs spanned other genres including rock and roll and rockabilly and blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late 20th-century rock artists, most notably 'Hurt' by Nine Inch Nails. Cash died of respiratory failure on September 12th 2003, aged 71. via thisdayinmusic.com


Not all kids are couch potatoes. Bored kids build their very own roller coaster.The ONT is shocked that local authorities didn't put the kibosh to it.


Creativity can be used for good. And it can be used for stupid. h/t Hank Curmudgeon

Pryor decided to make the ACLU Dash button a reality after one of his friends made an off-hand remark about the idea of a donating Dash button. “It got me thinking: why reserve that instant gratification for physical goods? Why not push a button and do some real good?” he said.

Dash buttons, for the uninitiated, are an Amazon brainchild. They are buttons that you put around your house next to products you regularly use. Then when you run out of your favorite snack, cleaning product, or beverage you simply press the button and amazon automatically puts in an order for you. Like many people Pryor says he had “never used a Dash button before (or any IoT [Internet of Things] device for that matter), and always thought the buttons were a little silly.”


Previously HIV was a death sentence. Now, scientists say they may have found a cure.

The IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute in Barcelona recently announced that a new treatment has successfully wiped out HIV in five patients.

The treatment, which the institute is prototyping, mixes two HIV vaccines with a cancer-treating drug. The two vaccines help create white blood cells that can find and eradicate HIV-infected cells. Meanwhile, the cancer drug, which is called Romidepsin, causes the virus to reveal itself wherever it lays dormant.


The ONT is not sure what the young man was thinking. That is why he wins theGenius Award.


Jogger survives attack. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


Tonight's ONT has been brought you by Gluttony.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. No purchase to win is necessary. But, it sure helps.

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Posted by: lindarising at February 26, 2017 09:53 PM (JNDQi)

2 Quokka! Run for your lives!

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 26, 2017 09:54 PM (VSenK)

3 Wow, this thread looks weird!

Posted by: lindarising at February 26, 2017 09:54 PM (JNDQi)

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

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=13065

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 26, 2017 09:55 PM (vBeA5)

5 BARREL!

Posted by: Dr. Quokkenfurter at February 26, 2017 09:55 PM (W8bn5)

6 President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. Clint Eastwood

You left off the end of that sentence, Clint.
"by the media."

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 09:56 PM (+lVUW)

7 WOW! The whole ONT from the barrel.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 26, 2017 09:56 PM (qIhPN)

8 Judd said the same male family member who failed to protect her from being sexually assaulted as a child betrayed her again by voting for Trump.

Thanksgiving must be .. awkward.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 26, 2017 09:56 PM (Eg6YC)

9 Then again, maybe not.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 26, 2017 09:56 PM (qIhPN)

10 #HCWNBPOTUS

All I saw of the post (so far) was BACON!

Sure, lindarising was first in the popular vote...

Posted by: mindful webworker - apparently at February 26, 2017 09:57 PM (hGZJP)

11 Is that a BLT or a bacon burger?

Thanks for the grey thread MisHum!

Posted by: lindarising at February 26, 2017 09:58 PM (JNDQi)

12 So Ashley Judd thinks that only the male members of her family could have protected her from abuse. Doesn't say much for her opinion of women, does it?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 09:58 PM (+lVUW)

13 Hey California, how's that session coming along?

Posted by: Beartooth at February 26, 2017 09:59 PM (qIhPN)

14 Riding the rails can be a relaxing and romantic way to see the country, as you travel down routes well over 100 years ago

Time travel is involved.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 26, 2017 09:59 PM (Eg6YC)

15 Suck it mindful!!! ///

Posted by: lindarising at February 26, 2017 09:59 PM (JNDQi)

16 Thank GOD!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 26, 2017 10:01 PM (tHwdc)

17 I wonder if mindful web worker would like a quokka in a box, hmmmm????

Posted by: lindarising at February 26, 2017 10:01 PM (JNDQi)

18 Is that a quokka burger?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 26, 2017 10:02 PM (MINbv)

19 "We are not going to get that specific on injuries,"

HEY, PARAMEDIC! THAT AIN'T A DUDE!

Posted by: JEM at February 26, 2017 10:03 PM (TppKb)

20 Look out for the fake news! It'll get ya.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at February 26, 2017 10:04 PM (Iy6JT)

21 Apparently the accessory du jour at the Oscars is a blue ribbon, to "stand with the ACLU."

Is that all these people can do-wear ribbons? 'Cause it seems like that is their go-to means of supporting something. That and tweeting something stupid.

Posted by: moki at February 26, 2017 10:04 PM (gfRCk)

22 Riding the rails can be a relaxing and romantic way to see the country, as you travel down routes well over 100 years ago

If you go do the routes Brunel laid out at 7-foot gauge in the UK, you're covering them at 125mph these days on 4ft8.5in.

Been there, done that.

Posted by: JEM at February 26, 2017 10:04 PM (TppKb)

23 There's a place in Michigan that sells bacon sandwiches like that. Hope to take a short road trip there soon.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 10:05 PM (J5mC3)

24 Vic's wife posted this at the very end of the previous thread. I'm repeating it here so more folks will see it.

"All is going well in the Vic household. I'm still giving his daily shots. He's now doing well enough that I have no qualms about leaving for 4 to 5 hours at a time.

I would appreciate if any of you can give some recommendations on nutritious, high calorie, low fat food. For now, because of the antibiotics he's taking, it has to be without milk or milk products.



Posted by: Vic's wife at February 26, 2017 09:55 PM (mpXpK)"

I hope she sees any responses.

Posted by: JTB at February 26, 2017 10:05 PM (V+03K)

25 Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice quokkas come.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 26, 2017 10:05 PM (Eg6YC)

26 I was waiting for Frank Luntz to crash his car into Przewalski’s horse.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 26, 2017 10:05 PM (IqV8l)

27 My God, it's full of bacon!

Posted by: Dave Bowman at February 26, 2017 10:05 PM (Xh7t/)

28 Haven't watched a minute of Oscars and very happy chocking out some Spring Training on MLB.

Saw Hacksaw Ridge last night and thought it was very well done. Outrageous battle scenes. Those battle scenes and the gunfight scenes in Patrots Day would certainly disabuse anyone of the notion that battles have any kind of glamor attached to them.

Posted by: RM at February 26, 2017 10:05 PM (+8Yuj)

29 "All is going well in the Vic household. I'm still giving his daily shots. He's now doing well enough that I have no qualms about leaving for 4 to 5 hours at a time.

Thank you Lord, may we do our best to keep him motivated.

On the food front, I'm the last person to offer sane advice.

Posted by: JEM at February 26, 2017 10:06 PM (TppKb)

30 And I'm not downplaying child sexual abuse. But if you look at actual cases, there are mothers who know what's going on, are told what's going on by the victim, or suspect that shit is going on, and they choose to look the other way. There have been some really ugly, disgusting cases in this area, and the mothers knew and would leave the pig. I don't know anything about Judd's situation, but the pig is frequently Mom's boyfriend.

My sister worked with an idiot who had been seeing some guy she had met in a bar. After knowing this guy for 1 month, she was ready to move him in with her children, including her 15 year old daughter. What kind of a dumbass would let a strange man move into the same house as her 15 year old daughter?

Sorry about the rant, but I get tired of the leftwing attitude that women can't be expected to take responsibility for idiot choices.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:07 PM (+lVUW)

31 Shouldn't Ashley just have peed or bleed on the guy?

That's what they say to do to stop a rape isn't it.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 26, 2017 10:07 PM (1JnAL)

32 Invasive quokka have been introduced to an island near Puerto Rico and have completely denuded the habitat.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:08 PM (GsAUU)

33 24,
My doc recommended "breakfast" foods when I was in a similar boat....
Low fat waffles with syrup was pretty good.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 26, 2017 10:08 PM (MINbv)

34 So Ashley Judd thinks


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I stopped right there.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:08 PM (KgpWR)

35 Does denuded mean to put clothes on?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 26, 2017 10:09 PM (IqV8l)

36 So, in a technical document I'm working on with my client, he used the word hysteresis.

I want to write back to him:

"They talked to us about hysteresis in Health Class. If by some chance you contract it, a short course of antibiotics will clear it up."

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 10:09 PM (J5mC3)

37 WHCD & Academy Awards: How does my ass taste? Salty? Bitter? Your whiny kvetching is how I'll be re-elected. TY!

Posted by: DJT:POTUS at February 26, 2017 10:10 PM (bc2Lc)

38 The Money Honey is yelling at some ugly Dem-freak on FBN.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:10 PM (KgpWR)

39 Tried to watch a bit - walls are bad, eh? Tear down the walls around holliwierd..

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 26, 2017 10:10 PM (MINbv)

40 Who won the Oscar??? The Rangers or the Cubs?

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 26, 2017 10:10 PM (W8bn5)

41 We got to belly up to the bar and start spending money, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) Moonbeam now wants to spend on flood control measures. How's that super fast choo-choo train coming along Guv?

Hell, how much does California spend on illegal aliens per year?

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

42 Is that a quokka burger?
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 26, 2017 10:02 PM (MINbv)

I read that as Koala burger for some reason.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 26, 2017 10:11 PM (qIhPN)

43 Good evening. Class starts up tomorrow evening, so I'm enjoying my last night of (semi-)freedom. I have about eight more pages to read and then I can relax.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 26, 2017 10:11 PM (Tnhbr)

44 That looks like the Bacon Spirit from Spirited Away.

Posted by: eleven at February 26, 2017 10:11 PM (qUNWi)

45 40,
The Mets.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 26, 2017 10:12 PM (MINbv)

46 Was the giraffe cam nominated for Best Picture?

Posted by: rickl at February 26, 2017 10:12 PM (sdi6R)

47 8 animals that are no longer endangered.

We'll see about that.

Posted by: the quokka multitude at February 26, 2017 10:12 PM (wpC7C)

48 Hello, I'm Johnny Quokka.

Posted by: Johnny Quokka at February 26, 2017 10:12 PM (GsAUU)

49 That's not gluttony, that's a leaning tower of bacon.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 26, 2017 10:12 PM (tHwdc)

50 pork bellies, which are used to make bacon, such as you might find in a bacon, bacon, and bacon sandwich.

Posted by: Randolph Duke at February 26, 2017 10:13 PM (iMxBJ)

51 Quokkas ate the dingo's baby.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 26, 2017 10:13 PM (Eg6YC)

52

Who won the Oscar???

Felix

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 26, 2017 10:13 PM (IqV8l)

53 Serious BR tonight.

Dude has imperiled his business and his marriage.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:13 PM (GsAUU)

54 He is the quokkatz haderach!

Quokka'd for truth....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 26, 2017 10:14 PM (MBEGJ)

55 Maria Bartiromo just won the Oscar for Best Kicking A DemProg in the Dick.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:14 PM (KgpWR)

56 at some ugly Dem-freak

You will have to be more specific.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 26, 2017 10:14 PM (Eg6YC)

57 Taffer with the hard word. Damn.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:14 PM (GsAUU)

58 Serious BR tonight.



Dude has imperiled his business and his marriage.
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???

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 10:14 PM (J5mC3)

59 My sister worked with an idiot who had been seeing some guy she had met in a bar. After knowing this guy for 1 month, she was ready to move him in with her children, including her 15 year old daughter. What kind of a dumbass would let a strange man move into the same house as her 15 year old daughter?

As I understand it, this is an unmentioned epidemic in the black community. Mom's latest boyfriend moves in and eventually molests the daughter. Eventually he leaves and is replaced, rinse, repeat.

It's also why monogamy is superior to other relationships. The revolving door of polygamy, serial monogamy, "casual" hookups, etc. create dangers to children.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 26, 2017 10:15 PM (Tnhbr)

60 We built a 30 foot water slide and an in ground 'pool' in one day behind our Frat house for a Hawaiian Party. Only had to take one guy to the ER which we counted as a success.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 26, 2017 10:15 PM (IDPbH)

61 Sporting a so-called "Pussy Hat" popularized by feminist activists, Judd said the same male family member who failed to protect her from being sexually assaulted as a child betrayed her again by voting for Trump.

So, we think we have some sound moral reasons for voting for Trump. Then this idiot comes along and makes some anecdotal, unverified claim that someone who had failed her someway in the distant past has ALSO voted for Trump.

This is an informal logical fallacy of some sort.

In any case it's stupid. It's like, if I take aspirin for a headache because it's the most effective thing, and Hitler also takes it, should I feel guilty?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 26, 2017 10:16 PM (W8bn5)

62 55 Maria Bartiromo just won the Oscar for Best Kicking A DemProg in the Dick.
Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:14 PM (KgpWR)


I haven't seen her recently, but I always thought she was hawt.

Posted by: rickl at February 26, 2017 10:17 PM (sdi6R)

63 24 ... Hi Vic's Wife,

High calorie, low fat, no dairy: what about grilled meats like burgers, steaks, pork chops,

spuds of any kind with olive oil in place of butter,

bacon and eggs fried in the fat on toast, (I assume he can have bread)

bratwurst or similar on a roll with mustard and relish

oatmeal with honey, molasses or maple syrup for a sweetener, perhaps with raisins.

That's all that comes to mind at the moment. It's the lack of dairy that makes things difficult.

Good luck and we wish you both well.

Posted by: JTB at February 26, 2017 10:18 PM (V+03K)

64 By her own, and her mother and sisters accounts, Ashley Judd spent the bulk of her youth with her Mother and sister or her Grandmother.

Her, "the men in my family failed to protect me"' is courtesy of her Women's Studies Degree from Un. Of Kentucky.

Posted by: Ktgreat at February 26, 2017 10:18 PM (Bl4dy)

65 It's also why monogamy is superior to other relationships. The revolving door of polygamy, serial monogamy, "casual" hookups, etc. create dangers to children.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 26, 2017 10:15 PM (Tnhbr)

You're just a sex-negative misogynist H8R!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 26, 2017 10:18 PM (0mRoj)

66 41 We got to belly up to the bar and start spending money, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) Moonbeam now wants to spend on flood control measures. How's that super fast choo-choo train coming along Guv?

Hell, how much does California spend on illegal aliens per year?
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:10 PM (+lVUW)

Moonbeam took 20 BILLION from the projected Carbon Tax, and committed it to the High Speed Rail project...

My Brother was at the meeting where Moonbeam made both the suggestion, and the decision...

We have floods... we still don't have a single mile of Rail...

Posted by: Don Q at February 26, 2017 10:19 PM (qf6WZ)

67 if I take aspirin for a headache because it's the most effective thing, and Hitler also takes it, should I feel guilty?

Hitler found an effective permanent treatment for his last headache, IIRC.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 26, 2017 10:19 PM (3C9q2)

68 "I would appreciate if any of you can give some recommendations on
nutritious, high calorie, low fat food. For now, because of the
antibiotics he's taking, it has to be without milk or milk products."

I
don't have a specific food suggestion. But a weight lifter/Athlete
supplement place like GNC might have good options that would help. I
only name GNC because it was about the only place to get that stuff back
when I bought it. Lots of options now.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 26, 2017 10:19 PM (W6Ch1)

69 61 This is an informal logical fallacy of some sort.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 26, 2017 10:16 PM (W8bn5)


It seems worse than that. The physicist Wolfgang Pauli once said of a colleague's theory that it was "not even wrong." These blatherings seems like that, too dumb and lunatic to get into the realm in which things need to be evaluated by your brain.

Posted by: Splunge at February 26, 2017 10:19 PM (iMxBJ)

70 The most useful GIF of all time.

That is really good!

Posted by: t-bird at February 26, 2017 10:20 PM (8zL5i)

71 Were the bored kids who built a roller-coaster named....Phineas and Ferb?

Posted by: Hollywood at February 26, 2017 10:20 PM (NOIQH)

72 If pigs could become human for an hour, I think they would tell us, "Yes, I understand why you eat bacon. I do not condemn you".

At least that's what I tell myself to salve my conscience.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 26, 2017 10:20 PM (W8bn5)

73 I heard there were awards given out tonight. Something about Oscar the Grouch and large piles of garbage? Did something smelly happen?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 26, 2017 10:20 PM (6FqZa)

74 Now Maria is interviewing Steve Mnuchin.

Good stuff.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:20 PM (KgpWR)

75 At the used DVD store I *was* able to snag a copy of Snap Shot so, yay. Will get to it when I finish Gotham's second season which is, so far, excellent.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 26, 2017 10:21 PM (6FqZa)

76 Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 26, 2017 10:15 PM (IDPbH)

It sounds like you were too careful

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 26, 2017 10:22 PM (voOPb)

77 Nerdygirl: Back when I was a prosecutor I saw that exact situation many times. Those women would deny what their daughters were telling them, even after being shown pecker tracks in the girl's bed.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 26, 2017 10:23 PM (C+wjz)

78 I'd like to congratulate Ashley Judd for being in the movie Heat, and gaining less weight than Val Kilmer in the meantime.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 26, 2017 10:23 PM (VdICR)

79 We have floods... we still don't have a single mile of Rail...

On the bright side, many hundreds of millions of dollars will be recycled back to the Democratic Party coffers, so there's that.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 26, 2017 10:23 PM (Eg6YC)

80 71. Yes. Yes, they were.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 26, 2017 10:24 PM (MBEGJ)

81 58 Serious BR tonight.



Dude has imperiled his business and his marriage.
--

???
Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 10:14 PM (J5mC3)

--Bar Rescue. The dude was drunk and hitting on chicks in his bar while his wife watched through surveillance cam.

Taffer called him out and mocked him for playing the victim. Break for commercial while we await the results of his breathalyzer. (If he had anything, Taffer's gonna be ballistic.)

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:25 PM (GsAUU)

82 Holy shit that French onion soup mac and cheese looks delicious.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:25 PM (GsAUU)

83 That gif is good - that's how I was taught to parallel park, but...I still avoid doing it because I am no good at it.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2017 10:26 PM (NOIQH)

84 Maria with hot librarian glasses on.

I am cheating on my wife who is 6 feet away.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:26 PM (KgpWR)

85
30 And I'm not downplaying child sexual abuse. But if you look at actual cases, there are mothers who know what's going on, are told what's going on by the victim, or suspect that shit is going on, and they choose to look the other way. There have been some really ugly, disgusting cases in this area, and the mothers knew and would leave the pig. I don't know anything about Judd's situation, but the pig is frequently Mom's boyfriend.

"wouldn't " leave the pig.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:27 PM (+lVUW)

86 And #5, the audience eats the result

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 26, 2017 10:28 PM (6FqZa)

87 Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy - just a humble, occasionally hotheaded poster at February 26, 2017 10:28 PM (D2vc1)

88 Martinis, shaken not stirred for every one!

Posted by: Michael J Fox at February 26, 2017 10:29 PM (1JnAL)

89 Oh, just read about one of the most unfortunate celebrity baby names: Nick Cannon named his kid (a boy?) "Golden."

That's right, Golden Cannon.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2017 10:29 PM (NOIQH)

90 Entire towns are evacuated if a rabid quokka is spotted.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:29 PM (GsAUU)

91 Missed the food thread. The perfect way to cook hard cooked eggs is the America's Test Kitchen way: Bring a pot with steamer basket to boil. Add eggs and cover tightly. Set timer to 14 minutes. Remove to ice water. Remove from ice water after a few minutes. Crack all around. Peel. Easy. You do have to make sure you're getting the membrane along with the shell. I never have gone back to boiling after trying this method. The reason it works is because of the immediate heat from the steam quickly separates the membrane from the shell, so you aren't welding the membrane to the shell. All about proteins and science, yo.

Posted by: kalneva at February 26, 2017 10:29 PM (vhW1R)

92 Tried to watch a bit - walls are bad, eh? Tear down the walls around holliwierd..
Posted by: Anon a mouse


I wonder how many of these people live in gated communities, or have fences around their homes.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:30 PM (+lVUW)

93
Hell, how much does California spend on illegal aliens per year?
Posted by: nerdygirl


California MAKES money from the illegal aliens!!

Posted by: Jerry wants me for a Moonbeam at February 26, 2017 10:30 PM (IqV8l)

94 As I understand it, this is an unmentioned epidemic in the black community. Mom's latest boyfriend moves in and eventually molests the daughter. Eventually he leaves and is replaced, rinse, repeat.

It's also why monogamy is superior to other relationships. The revolving door of polygamy, serial monogamy, "casual" hookups, etc. create dangers to children.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 26, 2017 10:15 PM (Tnhbr)


Yeah...no. It's not just an "epidemic" in the black community, but in the white, Latino and Asian communities. Stupid ass women of all shapes, sizes and color participate in the behavior you describe.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:30 PM (S/qwI)

95 Cowboys had a receiver back in the 70's named Golden Richards.

Weird name.

Posted by: eleven at February 26, 2017 10:30 PM (qUNWi)

96 Good thing his last name wasn't Shower.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 26, 2017 10:31 PM (C+wjz)

97 Oh, just read about one of the most unfortunate celebrity baby names: Nick Cannon named his kid (a boy?) "Golden."

That's right, Golden Cannon.

Posted by: Lizzy


No. I think that title goes to Jermaine Jackson, who named his son Jermajesty. Get it?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 26, 2017 10:32 PM (W8bn5)

98 56 at some ugly Dem-freak

You will have to be more specific.
Posted by: Grump928(C)


Hillary, Pelosi, Warren, Fluke, Dunham, Streep without make-up?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:32 PM (+lVUW)

99 nerdygirl: re mothers deliberately looking the other way, the movie "Precious" was about such a "family". It was one harsh and near-unwatchable story.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 26, 2017 10:32 PM (6FqZa)

100 YouTube up Meiders Alpine Coaster. All gravity, no brakes. Awesome ride.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 26, 2017 10:32 PM (IDPbH)

101 94 As I understand it, this is an unmentioned epidemic in the black community. Mom's latest boyfriend moves in and eventually molests the daughter. Eventually he leaves and is replaced, rinse, repeat.

It's also why monogamy is superior to other relationships. The revolving door of polygamy, serial monogamy, "casual" hookups, etc. create dangers to children.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 26, 2017 10:15 PM (Tnhbr)


Yeah...no. It's not just an "epidemic" in the black community, but in the white, Latino and Asian communities. Stupid ass women of all shapes, sizes and color participate in the behavior you describe.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:30 PM (S/qwI)

--A very dark storyline on The Wire was about that exact thing.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:32 PM (GsAUU)

102 Howdy all.

And screw Hollywood and the Oscars.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 10:33 PM (w+Jhj)

103
95 Cowboys had a receiver back in the 70's named Golden Richards.

Weird name.
Posted by: eleven at February 26, 2017 10:30 PM (qUNWi)

--Golden Tate is a WR for the Lions.

No name is worse than Krystal Ball, though.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:33 PM (GsAUU)

104 Oops forgot to mention to barely simmer during the 14 minutes in the steamer basket. Don't keep the heat on high.

Posted by: kalneva at February 26, 2017 10:33 PM (vhW1R)

105 Hell, how much does California spend on illegal aliens per year?
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:10 PM (+lVUW)


California taxpayers support illegal aliens to the tune of $25,000,000,000 a year. And every election cycle the jackasses in Sacramento want more money to support the schools and social services. Enough already!

Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:33 PM (S/qwI)

106 Still bummed about Wild Bill passing away. Odd 6 degrees - Bill Paxton, Michael Beihn, and Rick Rossovich (Slider from Top Gun) are in both Terminator and Navy SEALs. Rossovich and Paxton were in streets of fire. Paxton's and Beihn in Aliens. And one of his best movies Dark Backwards with Judd Nelson.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at February 26, 2017 10:34 PM (VOW1N)

107 at some ugly Dem-freak



You will have to be more specific.

Posted by: Grump928(C)



Hillary, Pelosi, Warren, Fluke, Dunham, Streep without make-up?


====


He crawled out from under a rock in Rhode Island, apparently.

Missed his name.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:34 PM (KgpWR)

108 Good thing his last name wasn't Shower.

Posted by: CMU VET


Nick should have named him Pachelbel.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 26, 2017 10:34 PM (W8bn5)

109 Maria B. now interviewing Sheriff David Clarke.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:34 PM (KgpWR)

110 >>--A very dark storyline on The Wire was about that exact thing.


It's almost as if you could deduce that getting and staying married (barring any major issues, like an abusive or addicted spouse) is good for the children?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2017 10:34 PM (NOIQH)

111

That's right, Golden Cannon. >>>

Posted by: Lizzy

Not a Cowboys fan I take it?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 26, 2017 10:35 PM (IDPbH)

112 Ten commandments, there for a reason. Jeez, why are we still learning this shit?

Posted by: kalneva at February 26, 2017 10:35 PM (vhW1R)

113 bth: oh yeah.

"Precious" hit me the first time I saw it almost as hard as "A Clockwork Orange" did. OMG.

I honestly still don't know how it ever got made. It's about the most ANTI-welfare film I've ever seen.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:35 PM (u8kLQ)

114 Man, I'd forgotten how much a pain in the ass it is to make lasagna.

But it turned out great and now I have a dozen servings socked away in the freezer.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 10:35 PM (w+Jhj)

115 59 My sister worked with an idiot who had been seeing some guy she had met in a bar. After knowing this guy for 1 month, she was ready to move him in with her children, including her 15 year old daughter. What kind of a dumbass would let a strange man move into the same house as her 15 year old daughter?

As I understand it, this is an unmentioned epidemic in the black community. Mom's latest boyfriend moves in and eventually molests the daughter. Eventually he leaves and is replaced, rinse, repeat.

It's also why monogamy is superior to other relationships. The revolving door of polygamy, serial monogamy, "casual" hookups, etc. create dangers to children.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile


Also common in cases of white girls who have been molested. Read the newspaper articles about sexual molestation girls, and also physical abuse of little kids. It's often Mom's boyfriend.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:36 PM (+lVUW)

116 nerdygirl:

There's been stories for years that a lot of the parents of the kids who used to "befriend" Michael Jackson, did it knowing full well their kids would probably end up molested.

But they let it happen, because they believed they could cash in yuge later with lawsuits against MJ and his estate. Just sad, sad, sad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:36 PM (u8kLQ)

117 Very few folks use the coastal liner in Krazyfornia, but hey, why not build another rail system. In the valley, where few people live.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM (ptQdD)

118 Oh, and hello again everyone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM (u8kLQ)

119 It's almost as if you could deduce that getting and staying married (barring any major issues, like an abusive or addicted spouse) is good for the children?
Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2017 10:34 PM (NOIQH)


And yet we can thank the sexual revolution and feminism, among other things, for destroying the nuclear family. Oh...and of course welfare being the biggest factor.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM (S/qwI)

120 Dammit those bedroom eyes floating over those boobs...

I just cheated again.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM (KgpWR)

121 Best hard boiled eggs?
Buy package of hard boiled eggs at store.
Eat one.
Remember don't like them...

Repeat every few years.

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM (MINbv)

122 How about Krista Shanda , the daughter of the creator of the Lear jet?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM (IDPbH)

123 And I'm not downplaying child sexual abuse. But if you look at actual cases, there are mothers who know what's going on, are told what's going on by the victim, or suspect that shit is going on, and they choose to look the other way. There have been some really ugly, disgusting cases in this area, and the mothers knew and would leave the pig. I don't know anything about Judd's situation, but the pig is frequently Mom's boyfriend.

My sister worked with an idiot who had been seeing some guy she had met in a bar. After knowing this guy for 1 month, she was ready to move him in with her children, including her 15 year old daughter. What kind of a dumbass would let a strange man move into the same house as her 15 year old daughter?

Sorry about the rant, but I get tired of the leftwing attitude that women can't be expected to take responsibility for idiot choices.
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:07 PM (+lVUW)

Not just the teenagers, either. Mom's boyfriend-from-the-bar is the one who, because idiot Mom leaves him alone to babysit, gets tired of the baby crying, or disrespecting him by peeing on him, or whatever, so he kills it.

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 26, 2017 10:38 PM (dargh)

124 Chi, how long has this person been missing?

People go out on long trips sometimes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:38 PM (u8kLQ)

125 @113 "Precious" hit me the first time I saw it almost as hard as "A Clockwork Orange" did. OMG.

I honestly still don't know how it ever got made. It's about the most ANTI-welfare film I've ever seen.
-----------------

That's the one where the girl has HIV, right?

That was the angle that got it made. The Progs viewed it and pushed it as a propaganda film for AIDS research.

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 10:38 PM (nsZ+m)

126 Something made Ashley Judd crazier than a shit house rat.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:39 PM (KgpWR)

127 500th anniversary Martin Luther's 95 Theses.

Posted by: Eromero at February 26, 2017 10:39 PM (zLDYs)

128 California taxpayers support illegal aliens to the tune of $25,000,000,000 a year. And every election cycle the jackasses in Sacramento want more money to support the schools and social services. Enough already!
Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:33 PM (S/qwI)

--A Center for Immigration Studies report said that even if illegal immigration were only reduced *10%*, The Wall would pay for itself.

But the Open Border crowd, pretending to care about finances, constantly parrots that The Wall would be sooooo expensive, and OMG if it in't totally 10,000% effective, it's just a waste of money.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:39 PM (GsAUU)

129 I totally failed that IQ test -- 18% - 6/33...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 26, 2017 10:40 PM (kP16F)

130 Oh geez, Chi, I hope you find your doggie!!!
I don;t know anything about Nextdoor - sorry!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2017 10:40 PM (NOIQH)

131 Quokkas ate the dingo's baby.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 26, 2017 10:13 PM (Eg6YC)

Can we get a pack of dingoes to eat Meryl Streep?

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 26, 2017 10:40 PM (dargh)

132 junior, I watched it. She has HIV but there was next to nothing that really followed up on that in the film. It was just one more burden that the lead character, Precious, had to deal with. As I recall, she was even portrayed as straight (not gay).

IMHO "black culture" came in for quite the beating in that film as well. Again, can't believe it got made, and it was produced by OPRAH WINFREY as well.

Rush Limbaugh could not have made a more anti-welfare, anti-gangsta, anti-PC flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:41 PM (u8kLQ)

133 "There's a place in Michigan that sells bacon sandwiches like that. Hope to take a short road trip there soon.


Posted by: shibumi"

From the looks of that sandwich, it might be a one-way trip.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 10:41 PM (w+Jhj)

134 With the Chelynabinsk meteor in 2013, the meteor exploded high in the atmosphere, and the shock wave did indeed cause the damage and injuries on the ground. About 1500 people were injured, mostly by flying glass from shattered windows. There were not any fatalities as far as I know.

Most of the meteor fragments themselves landed in a lake and didn't hit anybody.

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

Posted by: rickl at February 26, 2017 10:41 PM (sdi6R)

135 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Zombie Albert Einstein at February 26, 2017 10:41 PM (IcT7t)

136 Best hard boiled eggs?
Buy package of hard boiled eggs at store.
Eat one.
Remember don't like them...

Repeat every few years.

Heh.
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM (MINbv)


Get a coupon for the Kroger light yogurt in the monthly Kroger coupon mailing
Buy them
Taste one and remember that stevia-sweetened yogurt tastes like a bag of smashed assholes
Give the rest to co-workers who don't mind things that taste awful
Get another coupon for them the next month, because their system noted that I used the coupon from last month
Buy some more, because there are laboratory monkeys that learn faster than I do

Posted by: hogmartin at February 26, 2017 10:42 PM (8nWyX)

137 I believe Precious got her HIV from her molesting dad, in fact.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:42 PM (u8kLQ)

138 Posted by: Chi at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM

Maybe this will help Chi:

http://tinyurl.com/z5kcgvh

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 10:42 PM (J5mC3)

139 Hmmm, one of Bar Rescue's little stats nuggets suggests increasing both cooking time and water added to a boiling recipe by 25% at altitudes >2,500'. EP is over 1,00 feet higher than that, so good to know.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:42 PM (GsAUU)

140 Off, dead genius sock.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 26, 2017 10:42 PM (IcT7t)

141 I read through about 100 posts of the quokka thread and not a one of you made a killer rabbit reference.

It's like I don't even know you people anymore...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 10:42 PM (w+Jhj)

142 500th anniversary Martin Luther's 95 Theses.


Posted by: Eromero at February 26, 2017 10:39 PM (zLDYs)

Man I never knew Dr. King lived that long!!!

Posted by: LIV's everywhere at February 26, 2017 10:42 PM (D2vc1)

143 qdpsteve,

I haven't seen it, so you know more about it than I do. But the things I saw about it all referred to the fact that she had HIV and was pretty much a dead person walking because of it through no fault of her own. Therefore, MOAR AIDS RESEARCH MONEY!!!

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 10:42 PM (nsZ+m)

144 junior, as ace said in a previous thread, it may have been another case of "present one movie in the trailer, show another in the theater."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:43 PM (u8kLQ)

145 Everyone has AIDs.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:43 PM (KgpWR)

146 prayers for his safe return chi

Posted by: concrete girl at February 26, 2017 10:43 PM (OmYhR)

147 If you do watch "Precious," be forewarned:

It is literally as disturbing as "A Clockwork Orange" in some respects.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:43 PM (u8kLQ)

148 Reckon I isn't as smart as my supervisor at the sheltered workshop tell me I is...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 26, 2017 10:44 PM (kP16F)

149 I'm smarter than 2% of the population, so that's something...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 26, 2017 10:46 PM (kP16F)

150 I never got Clockwork Orange. I'm a pretty bid Kubrick, fan too.

Posted by: eleven at February 26, 2017 10:46 PM (qUNWi)

151 @145 junior, as ace said in a previous thread, it may have been another case of "present one movie in the trailer, show another in the theater."
----------------

Nah, I'm talking about written pieces about the movie. So the authors, in theory, actual saw the movie before commenting on it.

It could be part of the Left/Right perspective divide. The Right sees how horrible Welfare is, and the terrible things it's doing to the Black community. The Left sees that she's dying because the government won't spend enough money on AIDS research.

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 10:46 PM (nsZ+m)

152 "Tucker, the Awesomest Dog In The World, has gone missing....


Posted by: Chi"

Sorry, I don't know anything about Nextdoor app, but I'm rooting for you to find him soon.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 10:46 PM (w+Jhj)

153 junior, I watched it. She has HIV but there was next to nothing that really followed up on that in the film. It was just one more burden that the lead character, Precious, had to deal with. As I recall, she was even portrayed as straight (not gay).

IMHO "black culture" came in for quite the beating in that film as well. Again, can't believe it got made, and it was produced by OPRAH WINFREY as well.

Rush Limbaugh could not have made a more anti-welfare, anti-gangsta, anti-PC flick.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:41 PM (u8kLQ)


Hello qdpsteve. It wasn't an anti-welfare, anti-gangsta, anti-PC flick. It was made to illicit sympathy for the poverty-minded black community and solicit more money aka welfare. And poverty-minded, or as you call it "black culture" did not take a beating...it still persists. As a matter of fact, it has joined forces with the entitlement-minded group and is trying to bullying others into submission.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:46 PM (S/qwI)

154 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/835926314280452096

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Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2017 10:47 PM (AOrEZ)

155 To Vic's wife---Carrots juiced and mixed with barleygreen. Sounds icky but I used it a lot, couldn't swallow regular food.

Posted by: Eromero at February 26, 2017 10:47 PM (zLDYs)

156 Nerdygirl: Back when I was a prosecutor I saw that exact situation many times. Those women would deny what their daughters were telling them, even after being shown pecker tracks in the girl's bed.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 26, 2017 10:23 PM (C+wjz)

Those women should be charged as an accessory after the fact, or with misprision of a felony.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 26, 2017 10:48 PM (WDdjT)

157 Chi...dogs can get locked in closets and sheds and garages and so forth.

Sometimes they just sit there and don't make a peep.

Posted by: eleven at February 26, 2017 10:48 PM (qUNWi)

158 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/835926949948174340

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/835927084971220993

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Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2017 10:48 PM (AOrEZ)

159 Moonbeam took 20 BILLION from the projected Carbon Tax, and committed it to the High Speed Rail project...

My Brother was at the meeting where Moonbeam made both the suggestion, and the decision...

We have floods... we still don't have a single mile of Rail...
Posted by: Don Q


So they spent 20 billion dollars on environmental impact studies for the rail system, then had no money for the rail system?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:48 PM (+lVUW)

160 The "unorganized militia's" CIC strikes back.

http://tinyurl.com/hd9pt8z

A stopgap until we get a new Justice for justice.

Posted by: geoffb5 at February 26, 2017 10:48 PM (d3wbb)

161 "I never got Clockwork Orange. I'm a pretty bid Kubrick, fan too.

Posted by: eleven"

The thing about the movie is that they leave off the last chapter, where Alex meets the other member of the gang, who didn't become a cop. He's turned around completely and is now married and either expecting a kid or already has one. If you can look it up online I'd suggest reading it.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 10:49 PM (w+Jhj)

162 Could someone fill me in on the health situation with Vic. I'm one of those socially inept people who is out of the loop when it comes to other people's problems.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:49 PM (+lVUW)

163 Are you more intelligent than average?

Nope, 116, confirming my suspicion that I have dumber as I've gotten older.

Posted by: t-bird at February 26, 2017 10:49 PM (8zL5i)

164 Quokka - wasn't that a heavy metal band from Switzerland?

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (VOW1N)

165 Adam Carolla and Mark Garagos had on a guy who wrote a book about California secession, and he was all about how CA does so much more than the rest of the country, and states like Nebraska and the Dakotas couldn't make it without them, and that's no fair! Same f'ing people who are down with socialism. Except when it's their wallet. No self-awareness, whatsover.

Posted by: kalneva at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (vhW1R)

166 @160 So they spent 20 billion dollars on environmental impact studies for the rail system, then had no money for the rail system?
-----------------

I doubt the studies are finished yet.

When the actual work gets started, it's supposed to be between two small towns out in the middle of nowhere. The idea is that the line will then build from there.

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (nsZ+m)

167 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/835926314280452096


U-S-A! U-S-A!

Posted by: holy schnikeys at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (wpC7C)

168 My only/best friend has been missing for hours. I'm sick about it.
Is it possible to look at neighborhoods across the country?
Tucker, the Awesomest Dog In The World, has gone missing.
At this hour, I figure that he's either been kidnapped, rescued, or worse - squashed somewhere.
I can't stand waiting until morning to call the vet & dog pound...

Please - any help from a Nextdoor participant would be appreciated.
Thank you.
Posted by: Chi at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM (8wKAB


I'm sorry Chi. I am a Nextdoor member, but see no way to do a Nationwide thing. Good luck with finding Tucker.

Posted by: Flyboy at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (JKGcx)

169 I Be That Chick, hmmm. It certainly didn't portray the welfare check as helping in any way, that I can recall. From my perspective, it showed Precious and her family as being stuck in this horrific trap that welfare was only perpetuating at that stage.

But it wouldn't be the first time a liberal film and its message had a boomerang effect on the audience. "All Quiet On The Western Front" was supposedly a strident anti-war film, but after men saw it, they went straight to the Army/Navy recruiting station to sign up, as the legend goes.

And again, there was no "we need more AIDS research!" diatribe at all in the film.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (u8kLQ)

170 You know is really smart? People who don't take IQ tests, that's who.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (ZO497)

171 Is Assley Judd's story of childhood molestation just another BS story?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (oVJmc)

172 Leftists and triggering explained via Ray Bradbury:

http://tinyurl.com/z2kz8d8

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 10:51 PM (J5mC3)

173 Are you more intelligent than average?

==

Average block of wood? Yes.

Most days.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 26, 2017 10:51 PM (KgpWR)

174 It helps to watch "A Clockwork Orange" as (a) Kubrick literally trying to mess with your head a bit by going so far over the top you can't find him anymore, and (b) an extremely, EXTREMELY dark comedy/satire.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:51 PM (u8kLQ)

175 I think that YUGE sammich could pump up my keto and give me massive gainzzzzz!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 26, 2017 10:52 PM (PjWy4)

176 Yeah the other night it said Vaginal Lipstick Glue. I only got as far as the lipstick part and my imagination ran wild before I realized it was also glue. Tried to envision what it'd be like for a woman to put it on then how long you'd have to wait for them to make up their mind on what color. Glue sounds awful, just "vaginal lipstick" sounds interesting.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2017 10:52 PM (cI0Sy)

177 Hello qdpsteve. It wasn't an anti-welfare, anti-gangsta, anti-PC flick. It was made to illicit sympathy for the poverty-minded black community and solicit more money aka welfare. And poverty-minded, or as you call it "black culture" did not take a beating...it still persists. As a matter of fact, it has joined forces with the entitlement-minded group and is trying to bullying others into submission.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:46 PM (S/qwI)

--Season 4 of The Wire, which focused on the schools in inner city Baltimore and brutally depicted them, was also designed by the liberal creators to gin up sympathy, and one does have sympathy for the students who actually want to learn, but overall told all too well what a spectacular waste of money and resources happens.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:52 PM (GsAUU)

178 I'm sorry, Chi. I hope Tucker turns up.

Posted by: rickl at February 26, 2017 10:52 PM (sdi6R)

179 The Vaginal Lipstick Glue actually comes in three strengths:

- Mild;
- Regular; and
- Rosie O'Donnell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:53 PM (u8kLQ)

180 logprof, right. Those kinds of stories can have a boomerang effect, whether it's intended on the part of the creators or not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:53 PM (u8kLQ)

181 I don't get it... I did well in school. Took second in the Senior Spelling Bee! I scored high enough on the ASVAB to become a Combat Engineer. Made it through college, drunk...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 26, 2017 10:54 PM (kP16F)

182 So they spent 20 billion dollars on environmental impact studies for the rail system, then had no money for the rail system?
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 26, 2017 10:48 PM (+lVUW)

===

Proving that high-speed rail is neither about speed nor rail.

It's about environmental impact studies.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 26, 2017 10:54 PM (EZebt)

183 Some of these comments are Ludovicovian.

Posted by: eleven at February 26, 2017 10:54 PM (qUNWi)

184 I recommend you eat two of those sandwiches, because I'm getting hungry...

Posted by: The Quokkus Amongus at February 26, 2017 10:54 PM (eeTCA)

185 175 It helps to watch "A Clockwork Orange" as (a) Kubrick literally trying to mess with your head a bit by going so far over the top you can't find him anymore, and (b) an extremely, EXTREMELY dark comedy/satire.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:51 PM (u8kLQ)


I went to that movie with my Psych advisor when it came out and she laughed through the whole thing. She was an awesome chick.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 26, 2017 10:54 PM (PjWy4)

186 As I understand it, this is an unmentioned epidemic in the black community. Mom's latest boyfriend moves in and eventually molests the daughter. Eventually he leaves and is replaced, rinse, repeat.

It's also why monogamy is superior to other relationships. The revolving door of polygamy, serial monogamy, "casual" hookups, etc. create dangers to children.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile


This is why just because it doesn't directly affect you, it still does affect your.

The mores and social values that looked down on this and even looked down on those who embraced such depravity served to dissuade destructive behavior and encourage that behavior that allowed society to work.

By excusing, if not embracing, such bad mores and lack of social virtues, they become normalized. By subsidizing it with welfare and undue compassion, it spreads and becomes the default for society, since destructive behavior is easier and there is no longer any downside.

It's high time that we start being openly disgusted about this sort of thing, and use it as a measure to lead a better lives ourselves.

Certainly, 'tis a good society when people can redeem themselves, at least morally, for their past destructive behavior, or accept that someone born into a bad situation can escape it and toss off that social version of "original sin".

But above all else, this is just evolution as applied to societies. Elements that are destructive will contribute to the destruction of society; elements that are constructive will be conducive towards a healthy society.

So yes, we should look down on those mores and lack of values, and the societies that have come to normalize it. Help change it where we can, and burn it to the ground if we can't.

If you want a good society, then deserve that good society.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 26, 2017 10:55 PM (vBeA5)

187 @177 Yeah the other night it said Vaginal Lipstick Glue. I only got as far as the lipstick part and my imagination ran wild before I realized it was also glue. Tried to envision what it'd be like for a woman to put it on then how long you'd have to wait for them to make up their mind on what color. Glue sounds awful, just "vaginal lipstick" sounds interesting.
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Yesterday in the mail I got one of the regular magazine-style mailers that are filled with ads and coupons. I ordinarily don't pay much attention to them. But the ad on the back caught my eye and caused me to do a double-take. It was offering a discount for "vaginal rejuvenation".

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 10:55 PM (nsZ+m)

188 Chi, prayers for Tucker's safe return home, and your peace and comfort, and ability to sleep.

Hugs to you.

Posted by: moki at February 26, 2017 10:55 PM (gfRCk)

189 A lot going on in Clockwork. Big theme is free will. Without which we're not human

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 26, 2017 10:56 PM (bQxkN)

190 Cannibal Bob, of course. She "got" what Stanley was trying to do/say.

I like to describe "A Clockwork Orange" as Stanley getting in your face, punching you in the mouth, and as you're lying on the carpet bleeding and shocked, he's doing his Sgt. Hartman impression yelling "Now listen up maggot! Here's a story of what freedom REALLY means!!..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:56 PM (u8kLQ)

191 Hey, all we ask for is a couple hundred billion, then we'll totally be able to live on our own!

Posted by: California at February 26, 2017 10:56 PM (eeTCA)

192 Please - any help from a Nextdoor participant would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Posted by: Chi at February 26, 2017 10:37 PM (8wKAB)

Jesus, Chi, I hope you find alive and well. Are you sure you checked all cupboards, closets, car, etc., where he might have accidentally gotten locked in?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 26, 2017 10:56 PM (WDdjT)

193 I Be That Chick, hmmm. It certainly didn't portray the welfare check as helping in any way, that I can recall. From my perspective, it showed Precious and her family as being stuck in this horrific trap that welfare was only perpetuating at that stage.

But it wouldn't be the first time a liberal film and its message had a boomerang effect on the audience. "All Quiet On The Western Front" was supposedly a strident anti-war film, but after men saw it, they went straight to the Army/Navy recruiting station to sign up, as the legend goes.

And again, there was no "we need more AIDS research!" diatribe at all in the film.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (u8kLQ)


It didn't need to make the point that the welfare check was helping. All it needed to do was to illicit sympathy from the liberal masses who think spending more taxpayer money on "moral/cultural" issues will fix the problem. Why do you think the Democrats push increased spending on social programs? Money does not fix the moral/cultural decay.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:57 PM (S/qwI)

194 Ignoramus, exactly.

And it took guts for Kubrick, who by all accounts was an atheist, portraying the prison clergyman as the one voice of sanity and reason.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:57 PM (u8kLQ)

195 101 94 As I understand it, this is an unmentioned epidemic in the black community. Mom's latest boyfriend moves in and eventually molests the daughter. Eventually he leaves and is replaced, rinse, repeat.

It's also why monogamy is superior to other relationships. The revolving door of polygamy, serial monogamy, "casual" hookups, etc. create dangers to children.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 26, 2017 10:15 PM (Tnhbr)


Yeah...no. It's not just an "epidemic" in the black community, but in the white, Latino and Asian communities. Stupid ass women of all shapes, sizes and color participate in the behavior you describe.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:30 PM (S/qwI)

--A very dark storyline on The Wire was about that exact thing.
Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:32 PM (GsAUU)


Few years ago, there was a story around here about a "boyfriend" that killed the mother and then "kidnapped" the daughter. Mommy met the boyfriend when the daughter became friends with him on the internet, and then one Friday afternoon, she was killed. It wasn't discovered until Monday when she didn't show up to work. Amber alerts and shit, and then they found footage of the two at Walmart hours after the murder. They are casually walking around, stop and talk to people, and she even leaves his side and gets some camping equipment.

Couple of weeks later they are found in California. He waives extradition and both are brought back to Virginia. Her dad lawyers her up, and doesn't allow the police to interview her. Police release her, and dad throws a public welcome back party where she mugs it up for the television cameras. Boyfriend quickly confesses to only the murder and all other charges dropped.

To this day, I still think the daughter planned and helped to kill her mom, and mom's boyfriend was actually banging her. My cousin's husband who is a local cop (not the same jurisdiction that the murder took place, but right next door) won't say anything, but the nod of his head says my thought was the correct one.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at February 26, 2017 10:57 PM (1JnAL)

196 The thing about the movie is that they leave off the
last chapter, where Alex meets the other member of the gang, who didn't
become a cop. He's turned around completely and is now married and
either expecting a kid or already has one. If you can look it up online
I'd suggest reading it.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 10:49 PM (w+Jhj)

I read the entire book as a teen and didn't find the glossary at the back of the book until the end.
Bolshy yarblockos, indeed!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 26, 2017 10:57 PM (tHwdc)

197 Maybe trying to take an IQ test whilst drunk isn't so smart...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 26, 2017 10:59 PM (kP16F)

198
I went to that movie with my Psych advisor when it came out and she laughed through the whole thing. She was an awesome chick.
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I went and saw Clockwork Orange alone when I was in college, back in the day when life was nicer.

The movie was so violent in the beginning and upset me so much that I almost left. FYI, this was in the 80's before the Saw/ Hostel thing started.

I didn't, and honestly, I'd have to say that IMHO, it's one of the most powerful films ever made. The imagery, the plot, the art direction-- amazing. However, I think it loses a lot on the small screen, like many of Kubricks films, most notably 2001.


Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 10:59 PM (J5mC3)

199 197. Heh...that was the funniest part of it, to me - the drughs speaking a sort of Rangliskii.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 26, 2017 10:59 PM (SJCXw)

200 Why do you think the Democrats push increased spending on social programs? Money does not fix the moral/cultural decay.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:57 PM (S/qwI)

Because it's easier to throw money at something (especially other people's money) than tell someone they are morally abject, and need to change. Plus, this is part of their power play-keep people morally abject as well as financially impoverished, and dependent on politicians legislating their income, and the politicians get to keep power.

Posted by: moki at February 26, 2017 11:00 PM (gfRCk)

201 151 I never got Clockwork Orange. I'm a pretty bid Kubrick, fan too.
Posted by: eleven at February 26, 2017 10:46 PM (qUNWi)

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You should read the book, which is 10x better than the movie, and I'm a big Kubrick fan too. Bigger fan of Anthony Burgess.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 26, 2017 11:00 PM (EZebt)

202 shibumi, good for you for sticking with it. Talk about a powerful film.

What's really sad is that "A Clockwork Orange" probably couldn't get made today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:01 PM (u8kLQ)

203 The thing about the movie is that they leave off the
last chapter, where Alex meets the other member of the gang, who didn't become a cop. He's turned around completely and is now married and either expecting a kid or already has one. If you can look it up online I'd suggest reading it.
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I think Kubrick is known for "re-imagining" this books he's filming. The Shining is a great example-- IMHO, it made it a very different movie that what King did with the book.


Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 11:01 PM (J5mC3)

204 "I never got Clockwork Orange. I'm a pretty bid Kubrick, fan too.

Posted by: eleven"

The thing about the movie is that they leave off the last chapter, where Alex meets the other member of the gang, who didn't become a cop. He's turned around completely and is now married and either expecting a kid or already has one. If you can look it up online I'd suggest reading it.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 10:49 PM (w+Jhj)


It changes the entire point of the book. The last chapter, about becoming a better person because one wants to become a better person is in contrast with the "treatment" Alex received where a person's free will was tossed aside and a person reprogrammed according to some "scientific" scheme pushed by socialist government.

Be warned, though, the movie portrayed the youths as older than they were in the book. Remember the scene from the movie where Alex picks up two hot chicks and has marathon sex? In the book a 15 year old Alex drugs and rapes pre-teen girls.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 26, 2017 11:02 PM (vBeA5)

205 Repost:

A Clockwork Orange is a great read if you can get past the Russian-based slang used by the main character Alex. You can find glossaries online. The slang words are brilliant.

I read it years ago but only recently learned about Chapter 21, the last chapter which got left out of the American edition, which is what Kubrick filmed. In Chapter 21, Alex is redeemed.

I also learned that author Anthony Burgess was a quite good music composer as well as an author, and deeply religious. During WWII his pregnant wife was savagely raped by four American deserters, and lost the child.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 26, 2017 11:02 PM (bQxkN)

206 I get my kicks on IQ 66...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 26, 2017 11:02 PM (kP16F)

207 If the Oscar were shaped like a foot, I'd try harder to win one.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at February 26, 2017 11:02 PM (W8bn5)

208 @188 junior-Seen the rejuvination stuff posted here at AoS along with steaming it and shoving rocks up there. If you have ever found a lipstick lip print on a napkin with a phone # on your windshield, imagine what it'd be like if it was a vaginal print on a napkin! How fast would you dial that number?

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2017 11:02 PM (cI0Sy)

209 San Franpsycho, I know the film is even more violent and disturbing than the book.

In the book, the Droogies start out by beating the shit out of a bookwormy, prepubescent student. Not exactly a great way to build sympathy for the lead characters.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:02 PM (u8kLQ)

210 Ignoramus, Burgess was incredible. He even openly described himself as conservative, which is interesting given how transgressive A Clockwork Orange really was.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:03 PM (u8kLQ)

211 @204 I think Kubrick is known for "re-imagining" this books he's filming. The Shining is a great example-- IMHO, it made it a very different movie that what King did with the book.
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A friend of mine has argued the same with 2001. Unfortunately I can't remember the argument that was made.

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:04 PM (nsZ+m)

212 This is why just because it doesn't directly affect you, it still does affect your.

The mores and social values that looked down on this and even looked down on those who embraced such depravity served to dissuade destructive behavior and encourage that behavior that allowed society to work.

By excusing, if not embracing, such bad mores and lack of social virtues, they become normalized. By subsidizing it with welfare and undue compassion, it spreads and becomes the default for society, since destructive behavior is easier and there is no longer any downside.


You can't have a free society full of addicts and feral children. Eventually it self-destructs. Part of the reason that I'm not a libertarian.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 26, 2017 11:04 PM (Tnhbr)

213 I for one welcome our new quokka overlords.

Posted by: filbert at February 26, 2017 11:04 PM (s5o+q)

214 shibumi, King never forgave Kubrick for the changes he made either.

Which is just one more reason I'm far more the Stanley fan than a King fan. Would love to tell Stephen, he *improved* your story, you idiot!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:05 PM (u8kLQ)

215 Hey, Farhadi-joon,

Nice of you to shit on the country that gave you this award. Be assured that everyone in Tehran who's not an imam or a militant student moron understands your words were meant convince the right people to find your next film. I'd be embarrassed on your behalf if I wasn't so pissed off.

Posted by: voiceover at February 26, 2017 11:05 PM (rCAgn)

216 And I'd've spelt it "fund your next film"

Posted by: voiceover at February 26, 2017 11:06 PM (rCAgn)

217 I saw the movie first, then read the book. I liked them both, but I read somewhere that Anthony Burgess disliked the movie.

The biggest shock for me when I read the book was that Alex was 15.

Posted by: rickl at February 26, 2017 11:07 PM (sdi6R)

218 Posted by: I Be That Chick at February 26, 2017 10:57 PM (S/qwI)

Fair enough, although no one ever complains in the film that the welfare check isn't big enough either. Just saying. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:07 PM (u8kLQ)

219 The last chapter changes Clockwork, and it doesn't. It's still about free will.

Kubrick first got the American version to read without the last chapter but without a glossary and couldn't get through it.

Book and movie were ahead of the times with the decline in youth behavior and inner cities

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 26, 2017 11:07 PM (bQxkN)

220 A friend of mine has argued the same with 2001. Unfortunately I can't remember the argument that was made.
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RE: 2001, it was broadly based on a short story called "The Sentinel." Gist of that: strange object on moon left by an alien race. When it's exposed to sunlight after being dug up, it sends off a signal.

So... no dawn of man, no earth space station, no HAL, no trip to Jupiter, not strange French hotel room, no star child.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 11:08 PM (J5mC3)

221 My only/best friend has been missing for hours. I'm sick about it.
Is it possible to look at neighborhoods across the country?
Tucker, the Awesomest Dog In The World, has gone missing.
At this hour, I figure that he's either been kidnapped, rescued, or worse - squashed somewhere.
I can't stand waiting until morning to call the vet & dog pound...
Please - any help from a Nextdoor participant would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Oh, that's bad news. Can't help you on Nextdoor but I really hope Tucker finds his way home. Keep the faith, he will show up.

Posted by: Farmer at February 26, 2017 11:08 PM (o/90i)

222 Yesterday in the mail I got one of the regular magazine-style mailers that are filled with ads and coupons. I ordinarily don't pay much attention to them. But the ad on the back caught my eye and caused me to do a double-take. It was offering a discount for "vaginal rejuvenation".

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 10:55 PM (nsZ+m)

Re-treads.

Posted by: nic disguised to protect the guilty at February 26, 2017 11:08 PM (WDdjT)

223 129 But the Open Border crowd, pretending to care about finances, constantly parrots that The Wall would be sooooo expensive, and OMG if it in't totally 10,000% effective, it's just a waste of money.
Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 10:39 PM (GsAUU)


I'm going to yip if I hear someone say again, "If we build a 10-foot wall they'll just get an 11-foot ladder." That's what passes for deep thinking on the left these days.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at February 26, 2017 11:08 PM (nvMvs)

224 "A Clockwork Orange is a great read if you can get past the Russian-based slang used by the main character Alex."

Also done in "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress".

If I ever win a few hundred million in the Powerball, I am so going to make that into a movie.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 11:08 PM (w+Jhj)

225 191 Cannibal Bob, of course. She "got" what Stanley was trying to do/say.

I like to describe "A Clockwork Orange" as Stanley getting in your face, punching you in the mouth, and as you're lying on the carpet bleeding and shocked, he's doing his Sgt. Hartman impression yelling "Now listen up maggot! Here's a story of what freedom REALLY means!!..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:56 PM (u8kLQ)

I'm sure she did. She was sharp and witty and clever. I wish I had been. I was taken aback by some of the scenes in the movie but I was a babe. I want to buy the book and read it now.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 26, 2017 11:09 PM (PjWy4)

226 The Westminster Quokka Show was cancelled after its first year when the venue was razed by the contestants.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 11:10 PM (GsAUU)

227 Kubrick first got the American version to read without the last chapter but without a glossary and couldn't get through it.
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I had the same thing happen. No dictionary, WTF are they saying?

Sigh. I gave up.

Now, a rant: I certainly understand what Burgess was doing with the slang, however, it made the book hard to read. Really hard to read. And if you need a dictionary to understand what a fiction book is saying, you could be limiting your audience. If you limit your audience, you limit your message. And I don't know if that's a good thing for a writer to do.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 11:11 PM (J5mC3)

228 Cannibal Bob, I want to read the book too.

I admit there's a lot of what I'd call "High School Classics" that I either never read, read so long ago I don't really remember them, or never got all the way through. Including:

- Fahrenheit 451
- Slaughterhouse-Five
- Catcher In The Rye/Franny & Zooey
- 1984/Animal Farm

...and others.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:11 PM (u8kLQ)

229 shibumi, I have read that when Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange in around 1958...

he actually had been led to believe, by an incompetent doctor, that he was dying.

So I'm thinking Burgess wasn't thinking about broad appeal, he just wanted to get his story onto the paper so it could get hopefully published by somebody, sooner rather than later.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:13 PM (u8kLQ)

230 Tucker, wherever you are, be safe little guy.

A lot of people are worried.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 11:13 PM (GsAUU)

231 @222 RE: 2001, it was broadly based on a short story called "The Sentinel." Gist of that: strange object on moon left by an alien race. When it's exposed to sunlight after being dug up, it sends off a signal.

So... no dawn of man, no earth space station, no HAL, no trip to Jupiter, not strange French hotel room, no star child.
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I've read it. It was written by Clarke, and he used it as the starting point of the novel.

All the rest of the stuff that you describe *is* in the novel - with one notable exception. In the novel, the transmission, and the Discovery's mission, is to one of the moons of Saturn, not Jupiter. Kubrick changed it to Jupiter in the movie, and Clarke stuck with that change in his follow-up novels because more people probably saw the movie than read the book.

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:13 PM (nsZ+m)

232 Interested in trying to summon a Daughter of Lilith (Succubi) for your decadent gratification? Let Mister Metokur, now Patreon whore, guide your way:

http://tinyurl.com/gqrowwq

Posted by: Thrawn at February 26, 2017 11:13 PM (E/ibL)

233 172 Is Assley Judd's story of childhood molestation just another BS story?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 26, 2017 10:50 PM (oVJmc)
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Who knows?
I certainly wouldn't take her word for anything.

The sad fact is that there are a lot of drama queens today that make up stories of sexual victimization.
It's quite chic --- and also disgusting, when you consider the suffering of REAL victims.

Who knows?





Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2017 11:13 PM (Nox3c)

234 Out. Night all.

Posted by: Flyboy at February 26, 2017 11:14 PM (JKGcx)

235 A recurring theme in Kubrick's movies is what does it mean to be human. HAL in 2001 is more human than the astronauts.

Kubrick doesn't always get the best out of his actors. Jack in The Shining is an exception. So is Malcolm McDowell in Clockwork, which ruined his career -- like Norman Bates in Psycho.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 26, 2017 11:14 PM (bQxkN)

236 qdpsteve, you didn't miss anything with Catcher in the Rye/Franny and Zooey. I think Salinger is a bit boring. Same with Vonnegut, - all his books are the same retread. 1984 and Animal Farm, however, are must reads. Now. Get them and read them now. And anything by Bradbury, because his prose is like poetry.

Posted by: moki at February 26, 2017 11:14 PM (gfRCk)

237 I finally saw A Quokkawork Orange - milk bar scene was unbelievable.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at February 26, 2017 11:16 PM (VOW1N)

238 And g'night. Praying for Tucker, chi. My heart goes out to you hon.

Posted by: moki at February 26, 2017 11:16 PM (gfRCk)

239 moki, thanks.

Actually the novel I read in the 1980s, that I have the best memory of, is Catcher In The Rye. Not much happens, true, but I could relate to Holden Caulfield at the time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:17 PM (u8kLQ)

240 All the rest of the stuff that you describe *is* in the novel - with one notable exception. In the novel, the transmission, and the Discovery's mission, is to one of the moons of Saturn, not Jupiter. Kubrick changed it to Jupiter in the movie, and Clarke stuck with that change in his follow-up novels because more people probably saw the movie than read the book.
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The novel was done concurrently with the film, and the front cover says the book is based on the screenplay by Kubrick and Clarke. Notice who has his name first on the screenplay.

IIRC, Kubrick could not get the rings of Saturn to his liking; that's why it was changed to Jupiter.

/yeah, I had a point in life where I was a huge Kubrick nerd.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 11:17 PM (J5mC3)

241 @238 qdpsteve, you didn't miss anything with Catcher in the Rye/Franny and Zooey. I think Salinger is a bit boring.
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I had to read 'Catcher in the Rye'. Couldn't figure out *why* I had to read it, though. It was a horribly dull book in which an idiot kid has to go home.

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:17 PM (nsZ+m)

242 I've also read that J.D. Salinger was basically a nutcake. Talk about paranoid.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:18 PM (u8kLQ)

243 Definitely re-read 1984. I had to read Animal Farm in high school, and it was OK.

Then about ten years ago, I picked up 1984. OMG. So scary. Absolutely brilliant. Now one of my favorite books of all time.

Conversely, I read Brave New World and was just not that impressed.

Earlier up in the thread, I have a link to an article about Leftists and Bradbury-- basically a lot of their current behavior can be explained in Fahrenheit 451. Need to pick that up and re-read it as well.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 11:20 PM (J5mC3)

244 If you get the Smithsonian channel The Weapon Hunter rebuilds a 20mm Oerlikon and shows some other weapon pron. Starts in about 35 minutes. Just tripped on this show channel surfing here's a trailer for the episode I mentioned.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j74gqfw

Posted by: Willy J. at February 26, 2017 11:20 PM (W6Ch1)

245 238 Same with Vonnegut, - all his books are the same retread.
Posted by: moki at February 26, 2017 11:14 PM (gfRCk)


Later books, yes. Patronizing sentence structure and weird crap. Some of his early books were not in this pattern at all; they were real novels. Haven't reread them for years. The Sirens Of Titan was one, and I remember it positively.

Posted by: Splunge at February 26, 2017 11:21 PM (iMxBJ)

246 If you want to see what the rings of Saturn would have looked like in 2001, have a look at the movie Silent Running, in which Doug Trumbull re-used the rejected Saturn effects, and slathered on an environmental message that would make Al Gore roll his eyes.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 26, 2017 11:21 PM (qqrlb)

247 Chi, Sorry to hear about Tucker. Please check your local newspaper's public facebook page. Oftentimes people post if they find a lost pet. You do not need a facebook account to see a public post. You do need one to post. Perhaps a friend could post something for you.

Posted by: Mrs JTB at February 26, 2017 11:21 PM (uJxsa)

248 So glad my son, forced to read Catcher, hated Holden Caufield as much as I did thirty years before

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 26, 2017 11:22 PM (bQxkN)

249 About 20 years ago I read Brave New World and found it rather silly. I re-read it about 5 years ago and found it creepily prescient.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 26, 2017 11:22 PM (qqrlb)

250 @245 Definitely re-read 1984. I had to read Animal Farm in high school, and it was OK.

Then about ten years ago, I picked up 1984. OMG. So scary. Absolutely brilliant. Now one of my favorite books of all time.

Conversely, I read Brave New World and was just not that impressed.

Earlier up in the thread, I have a link to an article about Leftists and Bradbury-- basically a lot of their current behavior can be explained in Fahrenheit 451. Need to pick that up and re-read it as well.

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Brave New World is where the Progs are trying to get us to.

Incidentally, Huxley was one of Orwell's teachers, and the two apparently exchanged letters talking about their respective takes on dystopian futures.

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:22 PM (nsZ+m)

251 I had to read 'Catcher in the Rye'. Couldn't figure out *why* I had to read it, though. It was a horribly dull book in which an idiot kid has to go home.
Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:17 PM (nsZ+m)

At least you weren't programmed to have to compulsively read it like Mel Gibson's character was in Conspiracy Theory.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 26, 2017 11:23 PM (E/ibL)

252 230 Cannibal Bob, I want to read the book too.

I admit there's a lot of what I'd call "High School Classics" that I either never read, read so long ago I don't really remember them, or never got all the way through. Including:

- Fahrenheit 451
- Slaughterhouse-Five
- Catcher In The Rye/Franny & Zooey
- 1984/Animal Farm

...and others.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:11 PM (u8kLQ)

Ya know what bqdpsatve...those are very good choices. I believe I'll do the same. Many books I was required to read i scanned. I enjoyed some...Catcher In the Rye for one. I might also add:

Catch 22
David Copperfield (loved it)
The Great Gatsby

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 26, 2017 11:25 PM (PjWy4)

253
Brave New World is where the Progs are trying to get us to.

Incidentally, Huxley was one of Orwell's teachers, and the two apparently exchanged letters talking about their respective takes on dystopian futures.
Posted by: junior


https://biblioklept.org/2010/12/14/huxley-vs-orwell-the-webcomic/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 26, 2017 11:25 PM (IqV8l)

254 I think I narrowly avoided reading Catcher in the Rye for high school English. I think I did read all or part of it in the library, and it made practically no impression on me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 26, 2017 11:25 PM (WDdjT)

255 Please God, keep Tucker safe and lead him back home to Chi.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2017 11:25 PM (Nox3c)

256 Thanks for all the suggestions on this thread and the previous thread.

Posted by: Vic's wife at February 26, 2017 11:25 PM (mpXpK)

257 Quokka In The Rye is not an American coming of age story.

It's a horror movie.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 11:26 PM (GsAUU)

258 Cannibal Bob, those too! Thanks for reminding me. :-)

The Great Gatsby is so short, I figure I could finish it in three days.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:26 PM (u8kLQ)

259 Rye in the Quokka is alright by me. Buuuuurp!

Posted by: drunk Quokka at February 26, 2017 11:28 PM (WDdjT)

260 So many do not remember that the quokka coded HAL to take over the space ship thingy in 2001. And 2001 happened before the quokka coded HAL to take over. Its science you morons and ettes. Science rules and belongs to Algored and that Bill Nye genius.

Posted by: colfax mingo at February 26, 2017 11:28 PM (Ik1WR)

261 @254 Ya know what bqdpsatve...those are very good choices. I believe I'll do the same. Many books I was required to read i scanned. I enjoyed some...Catcher In the Rye for one. I might also add:

Catch 22
David Copperfield (loved it)
The Great Gatsby
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I've lost count of the number of times I was required by one of my classes to read Gatsby.

It's not on my list of favorites...

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:28 PM (nsZ+m)

262 I just re-read Farhadi's Oscar acceptance letter and I'm so beyond pissed off my head is like to explode.

I'd like to take Farhadi's Oscar away and give it to Abbas Kiarostami's family instead.

When I think about how my dad's best friend walked over the mountains to escape; how airport officials wouldn't let Dad leave the country for 48 hours once, just because they could; how I am unable to visit my family's home in Isfahan with any kind of assurance I'd be allowed to leave.

Fuck. YOU.

Posted by: voiceover at February 26, 2017 11:29 PM (rCAgn)

263 You know you've had just enough to drink when you retreat to the kitchen for a big guzzling of water before commenting to your wife of Amy Adams' tits.

Posted by: JEM ne at February 26, 2017 11:30 PM (bi4aa)

264 Absalom! Absalom! is the great American novel. Hell, it's probably one of the ten best works in the English language.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 26, 2017 11:30 PM (SJCXw)

265 I've lost count of the number of times I was required by one of my classes to read Gatsby.

It's not on my list of favorites...

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:28 PM (nsZ+m)

Read some John Buchan adventure novels, like The Thirtynine Steps. Same era, but good literate adventure stories.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 26, 2017 11:31 PM (WDdjT)

266 If I only had the two choices I'd rather live in the Brave New World. Lots of sex. 1984, not so much.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 26, 2017 11:31 PM (IDPbH)

267 I wonder if our Shibumi, here, chose the name from the novel by Trevanian.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:32 PM (u8kLQ)

268 Coming up on TCM in five minutes:
Thirty Quokkas over Tokyo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 26, 2017 11:33 PM (IqV8l)

269 Riding the rails can be a relaxing and romantic way to see the country, as you travel down routes well over 100 years ago, and you can take an Amtrak train across the country for a mere $213.

Yes, but you have to buy food. They don't serve meals for free and their food is EXPENSIVE.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 26, 2017 11:33 PM (39g3+)

270 >>>Quokka In The Rye is not an American coming of age story.



It's a horror movie.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 11:26 PM (GsAUU)<<<


The Quokka Barrel would be a story that combines two of the most horrific things in existence.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 26, 2017 11:34 PM (r6Z+k)

271 @271 Yes, but you have to buy food. They don't serve meals for free and their food is EXPENSIVE.
----------------

Alternately, you can get some *incredible* fasting done for your GAINZZZ!

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:35 PM (nsZ+m)

272 Blech...just had a feed on my phone where Trump was asking his "good friend" to come up and give another toast.

Terry McAuliffe. Barf.

Posted by: LIV's everywhere at February 26, 2017 11:35 PM (D2vc1)

273 I hate Hollywood but damn Anniston looks hawt!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 26, 2017 11:35 PM (0tfLf)

274 Boom quokka wokka,

Boom quokka wokka,

Boom quokka wokka.

Posted by: Chinese hunter/chef at work. at February 26, 2017 11:35 PM (WDdjT)

275 Read some John Buchan adventure novels, like The Thirtynine Steps.

Second John Buchan. They are a bit dated in terms of attitudes and worldview, but still quite good reading. Kind of a forgotten author these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 26, 2017 11:36 PM (39g3+)

276 The Quokka Barrel would be a story that combines two of the most horrific things in existence.
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 26, 2017 11:34 PM (r6Z+k)

Thanks for the suggestion.

Posted by: The Barrel at February 26, 2017 11:36 PM (GsAUU)

277 Dammit, every time.

Posted by: Country Boy - just a humble, occasionally hotheaded poster at February 26, 2017 11:36 PM (D2vc1)

278 @275 I hate Hollywood but damn Anniston looks hawt!
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I figure she's been happy a lot lately due to news of the Brangelina break-up.


Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:36 PM (nsZ+m)

279 268.

You want Brave New World.
You'd settle for Gattica.
You'll get 1984, but instead of a boot stamping on a human face forever, you get Trigglypuff sitting on your face.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 26, 2017 11:36 PM (SJCXw)

280 I heard some of you talking shit about me.

Don't make me come over there.

Posted by: The Quokka from Wagga Wagga at February 26, 2017 11:37 PM (GsAUU)

281 Quokk
Quokka Khan
Quokka Khan...

Posted by: Quokka Khan at February 26, 2017 11:38 PM (r6Z+k)

282 Good night. Hope to sleep and perchance to dream of better things, a better life, a better self.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 26, 2017 11:38 PM (0mRoj)

283 Great Gatsby, Catcher In the Rye, The Audacity of Hope.... pure bull shit.

Some books should considered biofuel.

Posted by: colfax mingo at February 26, 2017 11:38 PM (Ik1WR)

284 MSN, of course, has the obligatory link up for an article about Bill Paxton's death. And which of his many works do they reference in the headline?

Big Love.

/sigh

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:39 PM (nsZ+m)

285 Everything you need to know about Hollywood happened when the Iranian director (via statement) said that he wasn't attending out of "respect for his country" -- a country, mind you, were gay men are forced to undergo complete and total sex changes (unlike, say, Caitlyn Jenner, who is keeping her junk) or be put to death, and where the government literally kept a WaPo reporter in prison for years -- and then lectures America on "inhuman travel bans" and "human rights" is met with thunderous applause by the shallow, insipid high school drop outs who get paid millions for a few days work and who think they have some sort of moral standing to demand the rest of us bend to their superior will.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at February 26, 2017 11:39 PM (+51lA)

286 Silas Marner and Animal Farm were the only books I was required to read in school.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 26, 2017 11:40 PM (IDPbH)

287 Some books should considered biofuel.

Posted by: colfax mingo at February 26, 2017 11:38 PM (Ik1WR)

Hey! They might work better in our locomotive than cut-up tires.

Posted by: North Korean railroad engineers at February 26, 2017 11:40 PM (WDdjT)

288 I read "Fahrenheit 451" and "1984" in high school, and "Catcher in the Rye" in college. "1984" was brilliant, but I wasn't terribly impressed with "Catcher in the Rye".

I saw the movie version of "Slaughterhouse-Five" in college, then read the book. I became a Vonnegut fan for a while. "Cat's Cradle" is one of the funniest books I've ever read. Vonnegut was reportedly very pleased with the movie version of "Slaughterhouse-Five", incidentally.

I never have gotten around to reading "Animal Farm", but I have read "Brave New World". It seems like today's society resembles the mind-numbing hedonism of "Brave New World" more than the brutal totalitarianism of "1984".

Posted by: rickl at February 26, 2017 11:42 PM (sdi6R)

289 ok. no oscars. but i'll risk it & say that from what i saw they toned down the politics. they dropped cookies & donuts from the ceiling see! ordinary folks. the message must have gone out: no elitist contempt for the deplorable other.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 26, 2017 11:42 PM (WTSFk)

290 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:11 PM (u8kLQ)

I read Catcher in the Rye when I was 12 or 13. It appealed to my early teen rebellious streak. I don't think I would like the book today. The others I think would still be good. I re-read 1984 4 or 5 years ago and enjoyed it.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at February 26, 2017 11:42 PM (nvMvs)

291 I like to describe "A Clockwork Orange" as Stanley
getting in your face, punching you in the mouth, and as you're lying on
the carpet bleeding and shocked, he's doing his Sgt. Hartman impression
yelling "Now listen up maggot! Here's a story of what freedom REALLY
means!!..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 10:56 PM (u8kLQ)

Um, that's Anthony Burgess talkin' to you, boy.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 26, 2017 11:42 PM (tHwdc)

292 Some people called me Quokka Yaga.

But that was too terrifying. So they went with Baba Yaga.

Posted by: John Wick at February 26, 2017 11:43 PM (r6Z+k)

293 obvious lame joke here

Quokka, quokka, quokka!

Posted by: Fozzie Koala Bear at February 26, 2017 11:43 PM (IcT7t)

294 Since we're talking about dystopian novels: 25 years ago a professor assigned Camp of the Saints in one of my military history classes. Didn't read it at the time, but kept my copy. I finally read it about 12 years ago, and thought at the time it was an interesting but improbable story. Now it reads like prophecy.

Posted by: PabloD at February 26, 2017 11:43 PM (tcB/Q)

295 I wonder if our Shibumi, here, chose the name from the novel by Trevanian.
---

That is exactly where I got my name.

Also, there's a line from an obscure song from a Deep Purple side project, and they rhymed "shibumi" with "she do me" which I thought was funny.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 11:44 PM (J5mC3)

296 The Hobbit Men of Flores may have been eradicated by a quokka invasion before the arrival of Homo sapiens.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 11:44 PM (GsAUU)

297 Does Chuck Norris check for a quokka under his bed at night?

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:45 PM (nsZ+m)

298 I never have gotten around to reading "Animal Farm", but I have read "Brave New World". It seems like today's society resembles the mind-numbing hedonism of "Brave New World" more than the brutal totalitarianism of "1984".
Posted by: rickl at February 26, 2017 11:42 PM (sdi6R)

--There is a PDF version of The Camp of the Saints I am goign to read. I had never heard of that novel until two years ago, and now I need to read it just to see how on the mark it was so many decades later.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 11:47 PM (GsAUU)

299 You'll get 1984, but instead of a boot stamping on a human face forever, you get Trigglypuff sitting on your face.



Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan!
No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 26, 2017 11:36 PM
(SJCXw)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkJnd9rSAQ8



Good evening roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 26, 2017 11:47 PM (vbvxt)

300 268 If I only had the two choices I'd rather live in the Brave New World. Lots of sex. 1984, not so much.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 26, 2017 11:31 PM (IDPbH)


Well, there was some sex in 1984, which made an impression on my teenage self. I think that may have been the first novel I ever read with sex scenes.

Years later when the movie came out, Julia looked exactly like I pictured her. Woof.

Posted by: rickl at February 26, 2017 11:47 PM (sdi6R)

301 295 obvious lame joke here

Quokka, quokka, quokka!
Posted by: Fozzie Koala Bear at February 26, 2017 11:43 PM (IcT7t)

--Foz, you already dropped that in the first Quokka Thread.

But we love recycling here at the HQ.

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 11:48 PM (GsAUU)

302 What does a guy have to do to get mentioned around here?

Posted by: Lord of the Flys at February 26, 2017 11:48 PM (ZO497)

303 1984 came about in Communist Europe.

BNW to a degree in the West

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 26, 2017 11:49 PM (bQxkN)

304 Does Chuck Norris check for a quokka under his bed at night?

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:45 PM (nsZ+m)

Meanwhile, the quokka sticks a light bulb in his jaws, and his tail in the wall outlet and poses as a night light.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 26, 2017 11:49 PM (WDdjT)

305 Chi, hope you find your buddy!

Maybe he found a fetching friend with whom to spend a few hours? It is getting warmer....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 26, 2017 11:49 PM (Saqzi)

306 But we love recycling here at the HQ.

If you can still tell it's a horse, we ain't done beating it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 26, 2017 11:50 PM (IcT7t)

307 291 ok. no oscars. but i'll risk it & say that from what i saw they toned down the politics. they dropped cookies & donuts from the ceiling see! ordinary folks. the message must have gone out: no elitist contempt for the deplorable other.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 26, 2017 11:42 PM (WTSFk)


Not really.

Mexicans and Iranians lecturing us on not having open doors for anyone who wants in.

Others going on about how they will fight for whoever for the next 4 years.

Lot's of Trump is a racist jokes.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at February 26, 2017 11:50 PM (1JnAL)

308 304 What does a guy have to do to get mentioned around here?
Posted by: Lord of the Flys at February 26, 2017 11:48 PM (ZO497)

Spell correctly?

Posted by: Proofreadin' Quokka at February 26, 2017 11:51 PM (GsAUU)

309 292 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:11 PM (u8kLQ)

I read Catcher in the Rye when I was 12 or 13. It appealed to my early teen rebellious streak. I don't think I would like the book today. The others I think would still be good. I re-read 1984 4 or 5 years ago and enjoyed it.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at February 26, 2017 11:42 PM (nvMvs)

I do believe much of what we read and listen do affects us differently depending on where we are in life. Sometime just 'eh' other times the same book can give us profound insights. It may be a page or just a sentence. At this point i just want to see what i might realize from the books mentioned. I'm not judging whether overall they are good or bad necessarily.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 26, 2017 11:51 PM (PjWy4)

310 There is a PDF version of The Camp of the Saints I am goign to read. I had never heard of that novel until two years ago, and now I need to read it just to see how on the mark it was so many decades later.
Posted by: logprof
----------------

Dead nuts on the mark.
So much so, in so many details, that it is highly disconcerting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2017 11:52 PM (ZO497)

311 309: missed all that. i only surfed by a few times. i should shut up.

startiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing now.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 26, 2017 11:52 PM (WTSFk)

312 1984 and Animal Farm, however, are must reads. Now. Get them and read them now. And anything by Bradbury, because his prose is like poetry.
Posted by: moki at February 26, 2017 11:14

Add on "Brave New World", I think by Ira Levine, or he wrote something else in that genre that was great.

Posted by: Farmer at February 26, 2017 11:52 PM (o/90i)

313 I'm just now finishing up Brave New World, and I definitely agree that our current world is most similar to this world than 1984's.

Camp of the Saints isn't up anywhere at Amazon, going to have to find a copy.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 26, 2017 11:53 PM (/x6xU)

314 310 304 What does a guy have to do to get mentioned around here?
Posted by: Lord of the Flys at February 26, 2017 11:48 PM (ZO497)

Spell correctly?

Posted by: Proofreadin' Quokka at February 26, 2017 11:51 PM (GsAUU)


LMAO..thanks for that before bed. Night all.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 26, 2017 11:53 PM (PjWy4)

315 Honey quokka don't care. And transgendered female quokka don't need testosterone to bulk up.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 26, 2017 11:53 PM (W8bn5)

316 @314 Add on "Brave New World", I think by Ira Levine, or he wrote something else in that genre that was great.
-----------------

Aldous Huxley

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2017 11:53 PM (nsZ+m)

317 O, Quokka! My Quokka!

Posted by: R. Kipling at February 26, 2017 11:54 PM (GsAUU)

318 Quokka vs Ewok.
Fight of the Universe!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 26, 2017 11:54 PM (0tfLf)

319 Have fun ya'll. See you later.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 26, 2017 11:54 PM (w+Jhj)

320 Chi - Man-hugs, brother. Hopes and prayers going out...lots of them

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2017 11:55 PM (ZO497)

321 311
I read Catcher in the Rye when I was 12 or 13. It appealed to my early teen rebellious streak. I don't think I would like the book today. The others I think would still be good. I re-read 1984 4 or 5 years ago and enjoyed it.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at February 26, 2017 11:42 PM (nvMvs)

I do believe much of what we read and listen do affects us differently depending on where we are in life. Sometime just 'eh' other times the same book can give us profound insights. It may be a page or just a sentence. At this point i just want to see what i might realize from the books mentioned. I'm not judging whether overall they are good or bad necessarily.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 26, 2017 11:51 PM (PjWy4)


Yeah. As I said above, I read "Catcher in the Rye" in college, and thought it was meh. I probably would have liked it better if I had read it as a teenager.

I also read "On the Road" in college, and thought it seemed kind of pointless.

Posted by: rickl at February 26, 2017 11:56 PM (sdi6R)

322 ONT confession, and it's a good one.

Over two decades ago, I was young and had these decidedly out of character wild moments.

Well, one of those wild moments included being invited to a threesome with two older rich British guys; I declined, and don't regret that. Ended up having a bit of a thing with one of them, who was the better choice IMHO. This is years ago. Decades.

So, I'm looking for the obscure shibumi reference on youtube, and, well, I run into a comment on one of the videos from the guy who would have been the last part of the threesome.

I'm just sort of stunned; this is someone I only met once and now BAM! There he is, commenting on YouTube.

I might need a drink.



Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 11:56 PM (J5mC3)

323 Sometimes I wonder...


And then I wonder if I really want to know...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 26, 2017 11:56 PM (vbvxt)

324 Quokka Raven, "Nevermore."

Posted by: Sandy Crack at February 26, 2017 11:56 PM (9sYy3)

325 169

Chi praying for Tucker's safe and speedy return. Hugs.

Posted by: gracepc at February 26, 2017 11:56 PM (OU4q6)

326 All right Morons, Moronettes, and Quokkas, time to hit they hay early.

My car is still in the shop, so I gotta take the loser cruiser to work tomorrow.

Good night all, and get back home Tucker!

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 11:57 PM (GsAUU)

327
Add on "Brave New World", I think by Ira Levine

That's LEVITT!!

Posted by: Officer Carl Levitt at February 26, 2017 11:57 PM (IqV8l)

328 My favorite 80's band: Quokka Seagulls.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 26, 2017 11:58 PM (W8bn5)

329 Chi. Is there a 24-hour veterinary ER in your area? Might not hurt to call there and ask if a dog matching Tucker's description has been brought in. And to call you, should one turn up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 26, 2017 11:58 PM (WDdjT)

330 shibumi, had a strong hunch :-)

Miley, true, yup :-)

Michael and everyone else, thanks for the great book tips. Yup, lots of great stuff out there and I'm missing it!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:58 PM (u8kLQ)

331 you might be thinking of 'this perfect day' a dystopian novel by ira levin, who did rosemary's baby.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 11:58 PM (J5mC3)

332 Add on "Brave New World", I think by Ira Levine, or he wrote something else in that genre that was great.
Posted by: Farmer at February 26, 2017 11:52 PM (o/90i)

===

You mean, "This Perfect Day."

Excellent recommendation, which should be put into film.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 26, 2017 11:59 PM (EZebt)

333 Camp of the Saints isn't up anywhere at Amazon, going to have to find a copy.

You can read it in PDF format here:

http://bit.ly/1fEPGsU

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 26, 2017 11:59 PM (IcT7t)

334 Ira Levin? He wrote the original novel of Rosemary's Baby.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 26, 2017 11:59 PM (u8kLQ)

335 "That's not a knife..." -- Quokka dial dundee

Posted by: Sandy Crack at February 27, 2017 12:00 AM (9sYy3)

336 Leningrad has a new video out.

The damn thing is done backwards. You have to watch the entire thing to figure out why the towering column of black smoke and panicked people running away on fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktiONWfSL48


Posted by: Kindltot at February 27, 2017 12:00 AM (XMCn6)

337 Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 26, 2017 11:59 PM
--

Thanks so much Blanco! It seemed pretty interesting, and I was going to look it up.

You saved me the time, and I appreciate it!

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 27, 2017 12:01 AM (J5mC3)

338 My car is still in the shop, so I gotta take the loser cruiser to work tomorrow.

Good night all, and get back home Tucker!

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2017 11:57 PM (GsAUU)

I feel your pain. My Suburban is emitting expensive-sounding noises from the transfer case.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 12:01 AM (WDdjT)

339 There are a few copies of Camp of the Saints at
http://www.biblio.com

Pricey. It is becoming hard to find.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:01 AM (ZO497)

340 Hollywood is the personification of an Echo Chamber....

See my roles in Lethal Weapon, Point Break, Predator 2, etc... as examples.

The alleged "mystical/transcendent" power that Film possessed passed long ago.

Fuck millionaire mouthpieces....

Sadly, what they say "shapes" society to a degree regardless.

Reaping whats been sown in action.

On the other hand.....John Wick 2 is fuckin Awesome.

Posted by: Gary Busey's Cocaine Nostalgia at February 27, 2017 12:02 AM (TVTbq)

341 Tried some of those new Soupman soups from Ralphs today. Made by the guy who inspired the "Soup Nazi" episode on Seinfeld.

Had the Lobster Bisque and the Crab & Corn Chowder. Both were good enough that I am tempted to go out and get more tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 12:02 AM (u8kLQ)

342 My favorite tool to examine databases: quokka data studio.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 12:03 AM (W8bn5)

343 I started eating Quokka Oats for breakfast. Scared the diabeeeetus right outta me.

Posted by: Wilford Brimley at February 27, 2017 12:04 AM (r6Z+k)

344 Is the Horde ever gonna quitta with the quokka quips??

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 12:04 AM (u8kLQ)

345 Okay, folks. The red-carpet prize goes to Viola Davis.
She's normally not all that pretty but knocked it out of the park tonight. That red Armani-Prive gown is stunning.

Second prize to Priyanka Chopra. The simple hair and make-up enhance her natural beauty and complement a very sophisticated Ralph & Russo gown.

Everything else I've seen tonight was kinda boring --- or worse.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 12:04 AM (Nox3c)

346 you might be thinking of 'this perfect day' a dystopian novel by ira levin, who did rosemary's baby.
Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 26, 2017 11:58 PM (J5mC3)

Cha ching, I think you win. TY

Great book, oh, we're not on the book thread anymore?

Posted by: Farmer at February 27, 2017 12:04 AM (o/90i)

347 Is the Horde ever gonna quitta with the quokka quips??

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 12:04 AM (u8kLQ)

It's quokka 'round the clock from here on in, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 12:05 AM (WDdjT)

348 There are a few copies of Camp of the Saints at
http://www.biblio.com

Pricey. It is becoming hard to find.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
-----------

Beware, as there is at least one other book out there with the same title. Check for author Jean Raspail

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:05 AM (ZO497)

349 wow,

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 12:06 AM (WTSFk)

350 AOP, looks like it.

"After while, quokkadile!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 12:06 AM (u8kLQ)

351 starring in...

Quokka, Ozzie Ranger

Posted by: Quokk Norris at February 27, 2017 12:07 AM (r6Z+k)

352 Since we're talking about dystopian novels: 25 years ago a professor assigned Camp of the Saints in one of my military history classes. Didn't read it at the time, but kept my copy. I finally read it about 12 years ago, and thought at the time it was an interesting but improbable story. Now it reads like prophecy.
Posted by: PabloD

We may have had the same prof

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 12:08 AM (zZb/S)

353 Every time Jake gets out, he heads for the house behind us. He thinks that's where the squirrels live. There's nothing as sickening as having your dog missing. We get in the pickup and go looking for him. He'll come to the truck and hop in when we find him.

I hope you find Tucker soon.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 27, 2017 12:08 AM (Lqy/e)

354 Warren Beatty looks like Dracula.

Posted by: JEM ne at February 27, 2017 12:08 AM (bi4aa)

355 339 There are a few copies of Camp of the Saints at
http://www.biblio.com

Pricey. It is becoming hard to find.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:01 AM (ZO497)


I'm not sure there's a point to reading that book, since we're living it now.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 12:08 AM (sdi6R)

356 they announced the wrong best picture. and in the midst of the wrong acceptance speeches from the wrong winners they came out and said there was a mistake and another movie won!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 12:08 AM (WTSFk)

357 Now that is a tasty burger!

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at February 27, 2017 12:10 AM (nDcc3)

358 Polly want a quokka? Quokkas and cheese?

Posted by: Sandy Crack at February 27, 2017 12:10 AM (9sYy3)

359
I started eating Quokka Oats for breakfast. Scared the diabeeeetus right outta me.
Posted by: Wilford Brimley


Quokkas are conscientious ejectors.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 12:10 AM (IqV8l)

360 I'm not sure there's a point to reading that book, since we're living it now.
Posted by: rickl
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Only the background and lead-up. We haven't quite reached the boil-over yet...I don't think.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:10 AM (ZO497)

361 That was quite the fuck up!

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 27, 2017 12:10 AM (ADIwO)

362 356 they announced the wrong best picture. and in the midst of the wrong acceptance speeches from the wrong winners they came out and said there was a mistake and another movie won!
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 12:08 AM (WTSFk)


LOL. I think that happened at a beauty pageant a few years ago.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 12:10 AM (sdi6R)

363 True damned fact: Reavers are toned-down, sympathetic versions of quokkas, which inflicted unacceptably high rates of casulaties during filming.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 12:10 AM (CWsiT)

364 Wow. I'm almost glad I didn't not watch the Oscars.

Posted by: Average Guy at February 27, 2017 12:10 AM (LMcFk)

365 That gluttony sandwich looks really good right now.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 12:11 AM (aMlLZ)

366 .../ kind of like the election. they were all ready to announce hillary and trump actually won.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 12:11 AM (WTSFk)

367 Of course, I'm not actually watching the Oscars. I'm just doing my fashion report from pics on the interwebs.

Kinda like the way reporters don't bother going to the actual sources but just pass on what the DNC has already written.

Yep. I'm a pro. Respect me!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 12:11 AM (Nox3c)

368 they announced the wrong best picture. and in the midst of the wrong acceptance speeches from the wrong winners they came out and said there was a mistake and another movie won!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 12:08 AM (WTSFk)

So you're saying there's still a chance?

Posted by: Plan 9 From Outer Space at February 27, 2017 12:11 AM (WDdjT)

369 We blame Trump!!!!1!!

Posted by: Oscar Presenters at February 27, 2017 12:11 AM (u8kLQ)

370 @336....

Kind...

Excellent link.

OUTSTANDING!

Thank You.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at February 27, 2017 12:12 AM (TVTbq)

371 Too good to be true. But I hope it's true.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:13 AM (qUNWi)

372

#FakeOscar

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 12:13 AM (IqV8l)

373 >>>they announced the wrong best picture. and in the midst of the wrong
acceptance speeches from the wrong winners they came out and said there
was a mistake and another movie won!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 12:08 AM (WTSFk)<<<




What a buncha dumbasses!

Posted by: Steve Harvey at February 27, 2017 12:13 AM (r6Z+k)

374 they announced the wrong best picture. and in the midst of the wrong
acceptance speeches from the wrong winners they came out and said there
was a mistake and another movie won!|
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provide a link that this is true, and not internet BS...


please, we're begging you here @ FOB DeDe

Posted by: redc1c4, at February 27, 2017 12:13 AM (Ggfr3)

375 Sorry, the other movie is dis-quokka-fied.

Posted by: Sandy Crack at February 27, 2017 12:14 AM (9sYy3)

376 Holy shit, they just gave the best pic award to the wrong show. La La Land was announced and really Moonlight won. F' idiots.

BTW, thanks for the Ira Levine corrections, yes, I knew I was off...This Perfect Day was a great book.

Posted by: Farmer at February 27, 2017 12:15 AM (o/90i)

377 One by one, the designated assault quokkas approach the airbrush operator, fold their little hands over their bellies, and let themselves be sprayed with gold paint, in furtherance of Plan Oscar Mayhem.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 12:15 AM (WDdjT)

378 Quokk-nado!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 12:16 AM (CWsiT)

379 So is there a theme song called Attack of the Killer Quokkas?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 27, 2017 12:17 AM (VOH2j)

380 Wut happened. Warren and Faye too old to read

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 12:17 AM (bQxkN)

381 Quokka doodle do!

Posted by: Sandy Crack at February 27, 2017 12:17 AM (9sYy3)

382 Wait... shouldn't everybody win at the Oscars?

I mean, what kind of safe space is it there in Hollywood where people are celebrated as better than another? And who is the Academy to tell anyone they didn't win? What if they self identify as Oscar winners?!

For shame. For. Shame.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 27, 2017 12:17 AM (r6Z+k)

383 Welcome to Quokka Bell, may I take your order?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 12:17 AM (u8kLQ)

384 "Life's tough when you're stupid" is a phrase I have to say often in the House of Low Wisdom Scores.

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 27, 2017 12:17 AM (ar2KI)

385 376 Holy shit, they just gave the best pic award to the wrong show. La La Land was announced and really Moonlight won. F' idiots.

Posted by: Farmer at February 27, 2017 12:15 AM (o/90i)
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How the hell did that happen?
It's not like they have a first runner-up that could be confused for the winner.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 12:18 AM (Nox3c)

386 Quokka doodle do!

Posted by: Sandy Crack at February 27, 2017 12:17 AM (9sYy3)

Any dude'll do.

Posted by: Sandy Fluke at February 27, 2017 12:18 AM (WDdjT)

387 377. Yep. They look adorable, but they're from Australia, meaning they're lethal.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 12:18 AM (CWsiT)

388 My baloney has a first name. It's O-S-C-A-R

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 12:19 AM (IqV8l)

389 I mean, what kind of safe space is it there in Hollywood where people are celebrated as better than another? And who is the Academy to tell anyone they didn't win? What if they self identify as Oscar winners?!
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Exactly.
This is not about merit, it is about fairness.

Posted by: Barky at February 27, 2017 12:19 AM (NBHj5)

390 360
Only the background and lead-up. We haven't quite reached the boil-over yet...I don't think.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:10 AM (ZO497)


If you think it's worth my while to read it, I've spotted a copy at your link.

I have a pretty good track record buying used hardcovers online. I don't buy the most or least expensive ones, but somewhere in the middle. I must be pretty good at reading the descriptions, because I've never been disappointed in a book's condition.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 12:19 AM (sdi6R)

391 Imagine the shit-storm if the movies where reversed? If the had to take Oscar from Moonlight to give it to La La Land!?

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 27, 2017 12:19 AM (ADIwO)

392 If you're gonna be dumb you gotta be tough.

Theme song for Jackass the Movie.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:20 AM (qUNWi)

393 >>>
How the hell did that happen?

It's not like they have a first runner-up that could be confused for the winner.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 12:18 AM (Nox3c)<<<



There's nothing we can't do.

Posted by: Russia at February 27, 2017 12:20 AM (r6Z+k)

394 someone (above) commented "fake oscars". i love it.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 12:21 AM (WTSFk)

395 Sounds like the had the best actress card (Emma Stone for La La Land) in the best movie envelope. Or something like that.

Posted by: Average Guy at February 27, 2017 12:21 AM (LMcFk)

396 they announced the wrong best picture. and in the midst of the wrong acceptance speeches from the wrong winners they came out and said there was a mistake and another movie won!

We had one job.

Posted by: PriceWaterhouseCoopersQuokkasEggs at February 27, 2017 12:21 AM (wpC7C)

397 If you think it's worth my while to read it, I've spotted a copy at your link.
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Yeah, it should be read.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:21 AM (ZO497)

398 Imagine the shit-storm if the movies where reversed? If the had to take Oscar from Moonlight to give it to La La Land!?

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 27, 2017 12:19 AM (ADIwO)

Please, please, let the Academy Award program degenerate into a free-for-all fist fight. While the cameras roll.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 12:22 AM (WDdjT)

399 Poor Warren Beatty.

I almost feel sorry for him.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 12:22 AM (3Vlkn)

400 385 376 Holy shit, they just gave the best pic award to the wrong show. La La Land was announced and really Moonlight won. F' idiots.

Posted by: Farmer at February 27, 2017 12:15 AM (o/90i)
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How the hell did that happen?
It's not like they have a first runner-up that could be confused for the winner.


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Not sure, but it seems they sent presenters out with best actress envelope. Double printed??

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 27, 2017 12:22 AM (ADIwO)

401 Oscars are poop.

Posted by: DJT:POTUS at February 27, 2017 12:22 AM (bc2Lc)

402 Sounds like they should automate the announcement of who wins an Academy Award.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 27, 2017 12:23 AM (VOH2j)

403 Actually, they SHOULD have a first runner-up, just in case the winning movie is photographed having a threesome with Donald Trump and the corpse of Thomas Jefferson.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 12:23 AM (Nox3c)

404 These boots were made for quokkan, and that's just what they'll do...

Posted by: Sandy Crack at February 27, 2017 12:24 AM (9sYy3)

405 How the hell did that happen?
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Yeah, I'm going with Rooskies too.
Commie bastards.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:24 AM (ZO497)

406 So it appears as if CNN should have had Warren Beatty on as anchor on election night.

He could have called it for H at about 8 p.m., and she could have gone on to say thanks.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 27, 2017 12:24 AM (U6f54)

407 Hah....it IS twoo!!


They fucked up the Best Picture award. My soul is enriched by their colossal embarrass.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:24 AM (qUNWi)

408 Yeah I haven't watched the Oscars in years. I just don't give a shit.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 12:25 AM (aMlLZ)

409 re: the Academy Awards.

As Fozzy Bear once said, "Quokka, quokka, quokka!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 27, 2017 12:25 AM (VOH2j)

410 I'M MELLLLTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Oscar Credibility at February 27, 2017 12:25 AM (u8kLQ)

411 "Sounds like the had the best actress card (Emma Stone for La La Land) in the best movie envelope. Or something like that."

But these people and their political allies can TOTALLY take over and centrally run one-fifth of the national economy, the most complex part of said economy, without missing a note.

And they'll be the first to tell you that. As they get on a Gulfstream executive jet to an exclusive private medical clinic in Zurich.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2017 12:25 AM (noWW6)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 12:26 AM (Nox3c)

413 Life is like a box of Quokkas..

Posted by: Sandy Crack at February 27, 2017 12:26 AM (9sYy3)

414 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences couldn't organize a two-man rush on a three-hole outhouse. Sad.

Posted by: DJT tweet we want to see at February 27, 2017 12:26 AM (WDdjT)

415 Thanks, F.A.G.!!!!!

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:27 AM (qUNWi)

416 "You wretched fools! Now we've all been exposed as the shit-covered idiots we really are!!!"

Posted by: Jimmy Kimmel backstage, RIGHT NOW at February 27, 2017 12:27 AM (u8kLQ)

417 Breitbart Lives!

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 12:28 AM (zZb/S)

418 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences couldn't organize a two-man rush on a three-hole outhouse. Sad.

Posted by: DJT tweet we want to see at February 27, 2017 12:26 AM (WDdjT)


That's some funny shit. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 12:28 AM (aMlLZ)

419 What's "Moonlight"? I didn't see it and know nothing about it.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 12:29 AM (sdi6R)

420 I do good work messing up Oscars, da?

Posted by: Vlad Putin at February 27, 2017 12:29 AM (u8kLQ)

421 Bruce Willis won an Oscar?

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 12:29 AM (zZb/S)

422 So Beatty opened the envelope, and it said "Emma Stone: La La Land". Because his mind is enfeebled by old age and a life lived in Hollywood, but mostly a life lived in Hollywood, instead of stopping the program and asking "WTF?" of someone, he handed it over to the even more enfeebled Faye Dunaway (she's still alive?) and she spit out the line like a good actor should.

Hilarity ensues.

Posted by: Average Guy at February 27, 2017 12:29 AM (LMcFk)

423 Yeah, I guess Beatty did kinda pass the buck there, and you'll notice Faye disappeared real quick as soon as they all figured out what was going on.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 12:30 AM (IYxDE)

424 Beatty and Dunaway announce a new movie: Bonnie and Clyde: Grand Theft Oscars.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 27, 2017 12:31 AM (VOH2j)

425 Faye Dun Gotaway.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:31 AM (qUNWi)

426 Betty White announced the wiener?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 12:31 AM (IqV8l)

427 So LaLa Land got the popular vote but Moonlight carried the electoral college.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 27, 2017 12:32 AM (0tfLf)

428 Best movie --- Moonlight
Best actor--- Casey Affleck
Best actress--- Emma Stone
Best suppactor --- Maharishiyogi Ali (close enough)
Best suppactress---Viola Davis

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 12:32 AM (Nox3c)

429 Emily Littela steals the show.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:32 AM (qUNWi)

430 424 Beatty and Dunaway announce a new movie: Bonnie and Clyde: Grand Theft Oscars.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 27, 2017 12:31 AM (VOH2j)


Thank you! I was trying to think of a Bonnie & Clyde joke.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 12:32 AM (sdi6R)

431 Release the Quokkan!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 27, 2017 12:32 AM (IcT7t)

432 Didn't they punk some black like this a few years ago

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 12:32 AM (zZb/S)

433 The worst part is that half the country will honestly believe it would "only be fair" to give BOTH movies the best picture award at this point.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 12:33 AM (3Vlkn)

434 The voting was settled but the figures were hidden.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 12:33 AM (IqV8l)

435 Rigged!

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 12:34 AM (zZb/S)

436 *cues up some appropriate music*

https://youtu.be/oIb9QUGjdIc

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 27, 2017 12:34 AM (VOH2j)

437 @428: "Best suppactor --- Maharishiyogi Ali (close enough)"

Probably simplest to call him Remy Danton.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 12:34 AM (3Vlkn)

438 Who did they give the best Illegal Actor Oscar to?

Posted by: Willy J. at February 27, 2017 12:34 AM (W6Ch1)

439 Best suppactress---Viola Davis

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 12:32 AM (Nox3c)

Best suppository---Lemmiwinks

Posted by: Richard Gere at February 27, 2017 12:34 AM (WDdjT)

440 The worst part is that half the country will honestly believe it would "only be fair" to give BOTH movies the best picture award at this point.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 12:33 AM (3Vlkn)


Only if it were the other way around. "La La Land" is too white.

Posted by: Average Guy at February 27, 2017 12:34 AM (LMcFk)

441 Did anyone actually see any of those movies

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 12:36 AM (zZb/S)

442 Did anyone actually see any of those movies

Ask me in 5 to 7 years. That's about how long it takes this crap to trickle down to me thru free outlets.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:38 AM (qUNWi)

443 They fucked up the Best Picture award. My soul is enriched by their colossal embarrass.
Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:24

Too f'ing funny. Hollyweird at it's best. One for the books!

We counted 17 slams at Trump by Kimmel, 14 by the awardees. None really nasty like Streep before. Anyone get a higher total, we may have missed some?

Posted by: Farmer at February 27, 2017 12:38 AM (o/90i)

444 @441 Did anyone actually see any of those movies
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I think a few people here have mentioned seeing LaLa Land. It's supposed to be a fun movie.

Posted by: junior at February 27, 2017 12:38 AM (nsZ+m)

445 Quokk three times on the ceiling if you want me.

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 27, 2017 12:38 AM (dargh)

446 Steve Harry be like...Bitches!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 27, 2017 12:40 AM (0tfLf)

447 Best Superannuated - Warren Beatty

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:40 AM (ZO497)

448 SuperquokkapugilisticTrumpyalladacious

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 27, 2017 12:40 AM (dargh)

449 Anybody got a clue where the hell I can get a replacement stock for a 1924 parker brothers shotgun?? Been looking all night, shit man.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 12:40 AM (aMlLZ)

450 Best Superannuated - Warren Beatty


Addlepated twit.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:41 AM (qUNWi)

451
Anybody got a clue where the hell I can get a replacement stock for a 1924 parker brothers shotgun??

Don't they have a monopoly on that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 12:41 AM (IqV8l)

452 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight!

Somewhere out there, Steve Harvey is laughing himself silly...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 12:41 AM (u8kLQ)

453 Anybody got a clue where the hell I can get a replacement stock for a 1924 parker brothers shotgun?? Been looking all night, shit man.


Have you tried the Internet?

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:43 AM (qUNWi)

454 Anybody got a clue where the hell I can get a replacement stock for a 1924 parker brothers shotgun?? Been looking all night, shit man.
Posted by: Berserker
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*hands Berserker a chunk of walnut, carving knives, and checkering tools*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:43 AM (ZO497)

455 Anybody got a clue where the hell I can get a replacement stock for a 1924 parker brothers shotgun?? Been looking all night, shit man.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 12:40 AM

Could you not just make one from a nice piece of close-grained hardwood? Maybe a nice hunk of black walnut.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 12:43 AM (WDdjT)

456
Have you tried the Internet?
Posted by: eleven
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I love this place.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:44 AM (ZO497)

457 Have you tried the Internet?

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 12:43 AM (qUNWi)

Subtle, man, subtle. This is why I come here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 12:44 AM (WDdjT)

458 Anybody got a clue where the hell I can get a replacement stock for a
1924 parker brothers shotgun?? Been looking all night, shit man.


Could you use a taxidermied quokka for that?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 27, 2017 12:44 AM (IcT7t)

459 Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do.
We dooooooooo!

Posted by: The Stonecutters at February 27, 2017 12:44 AM (r6Z+k)

460 The card was pulled from Warren Beatty's hand and held up for the camera, with type large enough to make 'Moonlight' plainly readable. Apparently Beatty was too vain to put on glasses and was doing from unreliable memory.

One person tweeted this was the worst ending for Dunaway and Beatty since 'Bonnie and Clyde.'

Posted by: Epobirs at February 27, 2017 12:44 AM (AK5Ni)

461 Anybody got a clue where the hell I can get a replacement stock for a
1924 parker brothers shotgun?? Been looking all night, shit man.



Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 12:40 AM


http://www.shop.macongunstocks.com/Parker-Shotgun-Stocks_c31.htm

Posted by: Willy J. at February 27, 2017 12:45 AM (W6Ch1)

462 Bet Ace is busily typing with both hands and feet about this colossal Academy Awards cock-up for a post tomorrow.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 27, 2017 12:45 AM (VOH2j)

463 Parker Brothers made firearms before they switched to board games?

Or should I embrace the healing power of "and"?

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 12:45 AM (sdi6R)

464 Berserker - The easy way would be to buy another gun, remove stock, throw away the action/barrel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:46 AM (ZO497)

465 460--- Figures.
He's so vain.

Posted by: Carly Simon at February 27, 2017 12:46 AM (Nox3c)

466 The question is: Can Trump resist the temptation to tweet about the Oscar fiasco?

Posted by: Average Guy at February 27, 2017 12:46 AM (LMcFk)

467 @460: "The card was pulled from Warren Beatty's hand and held up for the camera, with type large enough to make 'Moonlight' plainly readable. Apparently Beatty was too vain to put on glasses and was doing from unreliable memory."

Not the card he was given originally.

And Beatty wasn't the one who originally announced La La Land.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 12:47 AM (3Vlkn)

468 Could you not just make one from a nice piece of close-grained hardwood? Maybe a nice hunk of black walnut.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 12:43 AM (WDdjT)


if I really had to yeah, just not into doing it.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 12:47 AM (aMlLZ)

469 The IQ test seems more like a test of whether your bag of tricks includes a few simple tricks, and not whether you are truly a smart person.

If you have a background in computer programming, and you've used the XOR operator on bitwise operations, you're going to have a tremendous leg up on everyone else.

Most of them can be solved by looking for a pattern in the rows involving XOR, and/or looking for a pattern in the columns involving XOR. Often there is a pattern to the rows and a pattern to the columns, which lead to the same result.

There are only a few instances where things are rotated.

I liked the very last question. It was far more interesting than any of the others. I would like to see more questions like that. I think, solving that question gave me a new tool to use in the future when I'm taking IQ tests...

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at February 27, 2017 12:48 AM (BHpB+)

470 http://www.shop.macongunstocks.com/Parker-Shotgun-Stocks_c31.htm
Posted by: Willy J

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Boom!
As it were...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:49 AM (ZO497)

471 Considering what happened at the big reveal,wonder if the Prez is going to have a little fun at Kimmel's expense on his Twitter response to Kimmel's tweet during the Oscars. He should.

Posted by: b at February 27, 2017 12:49 AM (n4dN5)

472 466 The question is: Can Trump resist the temptation to tweet about the Oscar fiasco?
Posted by: Average Guy at February 27, 2017 12:46 AM
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Probably not!
But tonight he is busy with the Governors' Ball.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 12:50 AM (Nox3c)

473 Cole makes custom stocks for any gin

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 12:51 AM (zZb/S)

474
If you have a background in computer programming, and you've used the XOR operator on bitwise operations, you're going to have a tremendous leg up on everyone else.
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Most of my experience is with the MAYBE operator.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:51 AM (ZO497)

475 #427 classic

Posted by: b at February 27, 2017 12:51 AM (n4dN5)

476 http://www.shop.macongunstocks.com/Parker-Shotgun-Stocks_c31.htm

Posted by: Willy J. at February 27, 2017 12:45 AM (W6Ch1)


Yeah I did see that place. It was the only one that even listed parker. I guess I could start there. The original is really dark, but was cracked all the way through, but was so oil contaminated the wood is soft and won't even take glue.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 12:51 AM (aMlLZ)

477 Trump usually tweets in the early morning, right?

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 12:51 AM (sdi6R)

478 Cole makes custom stocks for any gin
Posted by: Jean
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Sloe?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:51 AM (ZO497)

479 Cotton

Posted by: Sandy Crack at February 27, 2017 12:53 AM (9sYy3)

480 #467

Emma Stone said she was already in possession of the card with her Best Actress win on it and holding it backstage, so it cannot be blamed on that.

At the time the producer came out to say there had been a mistake, Beatty was holding the correct card. So when did that happen? I wasn't watching the show. I only saw the replay of the mistake being declared.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 27, 2017 12:53 AM (AK5Ni)

481 Trump should reply to Kimmel's "u up?" tweet with a simple #FakeOscars and nothing else. Just leave it at that and let people speculate that he's suggesting the whole thing was a setup for publicity.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 12:54 AM (3Vlkn)

482 If you have the original gunstock a place like this could copy it.

http://www.cmsna.com/gunstocks-and-carved-parts

Posted by: Willy J. at February 27, 2017 12:54 AM (W6Ch1)

483 >>>The IQ test seems more like a test of whether your bag of tricks includes a few simple tricks, and not whether you are truly a smart person.


I powered though it in about three minutes and the prognosis was that I was borderline retarded. But I kinda think that my score was high for someone spending 5 seconds per question. Would be interesting to see how others would fare given the same constraints.

Posted by: Max Power at February 27, 2017 12:55 AM (QCc6B)

484 I pulled the trigger on the book. $80 plus shipping for a hardcover with a good dust jacket.

I'm much better at buying books than reading them, though. This whole internet thingy takes up too much of my time.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 12:55 AM (sdi6R)

485 Hey! I'm quokkan here! I'm quokkan here!

Posted by: Dustin Hoffman, Midnight Quokka at February 27, 2017 12:56 AM (7Ub52)

486 @480: "Emma Stone said she was already in possession of the card with her Best Actress win on it and holding it backstage, so it cannot be blamed on that."

There's a closeup image of the first envelope floating around Twitter that clearly says best actress rather than movie.

Perhaps it was an accidental double printing.

Or maybe the whole thing is a publicity scam.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 12:56 AM (3Vlkn)

487 Ronald Reagan would not have made a dumb mistake like that. Sad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 12:56 AM (WDdjT)

488 There are now pictures showing Beatty holding an envelope that says Best Actress but somehow Beatty didn't notice this. Or couldn't read it.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 27, 2017 12:56 AM (AK5Ni)

489 I pulled the trigger on the book. $80 plus shipping for a hardcover with a good dust jacket.
--------------

Well...yikes!
I thought $20 for a softcover was a lot.

Anyhow, read the book. You're going to want to see how it plays out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:58 AM (ZO497)

490 Did anyone actually see any of those movies
Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 12:

Nope, just sussing out which ones we might want to see in the future. I'm not giving these azzholes a dime in the future.

Posted by: Farmer at February 27, 2017 12:58 AM (o/90i)

491 @488: "There are now pictures showing Beatty holding an envelope that says Best Actress but somehow Beatty didn't notice this. Or couldn't read it."

He did notice.

And that's why he stuttered after reading and paused awkwardly not once but twice before showing the envelope to Faye Dunaway who then announced the winner.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 12:59 AM (3Vlkn)

492 There are now pictures showing Beatty holding an envelope that says Best Actress but somehow Beatty didn't notice this. Or couldn't read it.
Posted by: Epobirs
--------------

Unpossible. Actors are the smartest, most insightful people in America.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:59 AM (ZO497)

493 #491

So neither of them could function well enough to figure out they were holding the wrong envelope and card. That just makes it so much better.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 27, 2017 01:01 AM (AK5Ni)

494 Morlocks are to Eloi as quokkas to Morlocks.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 01:01 AM (CWsiT)

495 This is what you get when you let white people announce the big awards.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 01:02 AM (Nox3c)

496 452 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight!

Somewhere out there, Steve Harvey is laughing himself silly...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 12:41 AM (u8kLQ)



Tonight, Steve Harvey is the happiest man in America.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2017 01:02 AM (cAnNx)

497 So Beatty sees 'Emma Stone La La Land', isn't sure WTF is going on, looks around obviously confused, hands the envelope to Faye, and she just glances down, sees the name of a movie, and reads it off without thinking. Wow.

Poor guys whose names I don't know. It must've been hard reading all the shit LaLa Land has been taking ('too white!!1!'), then just as they feel sweet victory and vindication, the moment is snatched away and turned into an eternal punchline. At least they handled it graciously.

Posted by: artL at February 27, 2017 01:02 AM (PwfL0)

498 "Miss Housekeeping!"

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 27, 2017 01:02 AM (H5rtT)

499 It's sad that virtually the only thing of interest in the entire Oscars was a screwup at the climax.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 27, 2017 01:02 AM (AK5Ni)

500 489
Well...yikes!
I thought $20 for a softcover was a lot.

Anyhow, read the book. You're going to want to see how it plays out.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 12:58 AM (ZO497)


I like doing the Brodart thing, putting the clear plastic cover on the dust jacket like libraries do.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 01:03 AM (sdi6R)

501 If you have a background in computer programming, and you've used the XOR operator on bitwise operations, you're going to have a tremendous leg up on everyone else.
------------

Most of my experience is with the MAYBE operator.


---
Most of my life experience is with the OR ELSE operator.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 27, 2017 01:04 AM (XrpJM)

502 If they can screw up with a double printing, what else could be in error?

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 27, 2017 01:04 AM (ADIwO)

503 >>>It's sad that virtually the only thing of interest in the entire Oscars was a screwup at the climax.


Posted by: Epobirs at February 27, 2017 01:02 AM (AK5Ni)<<<

I swear... that's never happened before!

Posted by: Oscar at February 27, 2017 01:04 AM (r6Z+k)

504 @497 Poor guys whose names I don't know. It must've been hard reading all the shit LaLa Land has been taking ('too white!!1!'), then just as they feel sweet victory and vindication, the moment is snatched away and turned into an eternal punchline. At least they handled it graciously.
-------------------

On the positive side for them, it should help to build their cred. I suspect that most nominees are quickly forgotten within a few years. They won't be.

Posted by: junior at February 27, 2017 01:05 AM (nsZ+m)

505 Local news is reporting that twitter is "blowing up" over the Oscar mixup.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 27, 2017 01:05 AM (ADIwO)

506 And "best supporting actress" goes to....Spanx?

I wuz robbed!

Posted by: Hillary's Depends at February 27, 2017 01:06 AM (WDdjT)

507 I'm seeing mention of another incident at tonight's awards. Apparently the actress who voiced Moana was singing, and got lightly hit in the head by one of the dancers.

Posted by: junior at February 27, 2017 01:06 AM (nsZ+m)

508 @497: "At least they handled it graciously."

The first speaker for La La Land was kinda graceful under the circumstances, but you could tell he was incredibly angry with Beatty, and pushed him outta the way to say Moonlight had won, rather than letting Beatty clean up the mess as presenter.

The weird part is that they all let the third La La Land guy begin speaking even though they all knew something was wrong by then.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 01:06 AM (3Vlkn)

509 Is there anything Twitter doesn't blow up over?


That's seems to be it's sole function.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 01:07 AM (qUNWi)

510 Typical Oscar voter:

Hmm, let's see, a movie about actors or a movie about gay black men? How can I choose?

Posted by: George Tirebiter at February 27, 2017 01:07 AM (/zyrl)

511 unlike some people (ahem - are you listening, hollywood?) i'm going to take the high road.

hollywood, i forgive you.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:08 AM (WTSFk)

512 505 Local news is reporting that twitter is "blowing up" over the Oscar mixup.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 27, 2017 01:05 AM (ADIwO)



Apparently that's the extent of news now. What's on TV, what's "blowing up" on twitter.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2017 01:08 AM (cAnNx)

513 >>>Local news is reporting that twitter is "blowing up" over the Oscar mixup.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 27, 2017 01:05 AM (ADIwO)<<<

Oh... figuratively.

**puts cork back in champagne bottle**

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 27, 2017 01:08 AM (r6Z+k)

514 yes, i forgive youy, hollywood, for raising my hopes and crashing them on the rocks of despair, then raising them again...

yes. i forgive you.

it's just the kinda guy i am.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:09 AM (WTSFk)

515 Rosebud.

Posted by: zombie Orson Welles at February 27, 2017 01:10 AM (WDdjT)

516 Local news is reporting that twitter is "blowing up" over the Oscar mixup.
Posted by: Serious Cat at February 27, 2017 01:05

As it well should. Idiots.

Nite all, time to take the garbage out. Be well and I hope Tucker is found soon.

Posted by: Farmer at February 27, 2017 01:12 AM (o/90i)

517 It's possible they print multiple copies of each awards envelope just in case one goes missing in the shock and confusion of announcement and a sole winner wants a copy for posterity. Or when a category is awarded to multiple people like best picture.

But that seems prone to accidents and incredibly reckless and likely to have caused a mistake like this long before now.

I'm not surprised Beatty and Dunaway screwed things up somehow, but I do find it hard to believe that the producers would have given him the wrong envelope.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 01:12 AM (3Vlkn)

518 DiCaprio was seen carrying the Best Actress envelope as he escorted Emma Stone offstage following her speech.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 01:14 AM (3Vlkn)

519 Well, it's past my bedtime. Busy day tomorrow. Night, all. Hope Chi finds Tucker ASAP.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 01:18 AM (WDdjT)

520 Yeah, prayers for Chi and Tucker. Just catching up, hope that's resolved soon and with joy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 27, 2017 01:19 AM (wB8Tg)

521 Anybody got a clue where the hell I can get a
replacement stock for a 1924 parker brothers shotgun?? Been looking all
night, shit man.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 12:40 AM (aMlLZ)

---
parkershotgunrepair.com

no one better than these folks... we've done business with them more than once.

they are the source.

Posted by: redc1c4, at February 27, 2017 01:20 AM (Ggfr3)

522 Are old film buffs working this over yet, to establish whether it's the biggest cock-up in the Academy's history?

I mean, it seems as if it must be, but there has to be a "Fabulous History of Oscar Mistakes" book somewhere. And if not, well, here's the publicist's dream. Something truly great could come of this yet!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 27, 2017 01:21 AM (H5rtT)

523 520 Yeah, prayers for Chi and Tucker. Just catching up, hope that's resolved soon and with joy.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 27, 2017 01:19 AM (wB8Tg)
---------------------------------------
AMEN.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 01:22 AM (Nox3c)

524 Movie adaptations of books are usually a mess.

That being said... the damned BBC took a book by my favorite author, Thomas Hardy, "Under The Greenwood Tree," and changed the hell out of it...

...and improved it!

I still can't figure out what happened there.

Posted by: RKae at February 27, 2017 01:23 AM (4DpAT)

525 #517

Not just possible. It's the norm for the souvenir purpose and to allow entry from both stage ends. The wrong envelope was given both but both the envelope and card was plainly not the Best Picture and this should have been noted. It might have simply been a cute moment if one of the presenters said, 'We love you, Emma but you just cannot be Best Picture. Could we have the correct envelope?"

Posted by: Epobirs at February 27, 2017 01:24 AM (AK5Ni)

526 From "This Week In Stupid"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72G5b85pPwY

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2017 01:24 AM (vBeA5)

527 Turns out they have two people holding briefcases with 24 identical envelopes on either side (both sides) of the stage.

Meaning there are duplicate envelopes so that they can handle situations where a presenter appears on the wrong side before walking on stage.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 01:24 AM (3Vlkn)

528 ---
parkershotgunrepair.com

no one better than these folks... we've done business with them more than once.

they are the source.


Posted by: redc1c4, at February 27, 2017 01:20 AM (Ggfr3)


Wow, that place looks promising. looks expensive too. lol

I didn't pay a lot for the gun. It was my friend's fathers gun. I remembered always seeing it since I was a kid, and he decided to sell it recently. I paid $700 for it because the stock was a little screwy, but the rest is in really nice shape. The barrels are perfect. Judging from what I see them sell for I'm pretty ahead of the game.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 01:26 AM (aMlLZ)

529 I would have answered all of the questions on that IQ test correctly if I had eaten a BLT like the one displayed above.

But I was hungry and my stomach rumbling was distracting me from concentrating properly.

Posted by: Sasquatch the Original trans-Wookie at February 27, 2017 01:26 AM (GDFcv)

530 i just heard that "moonlight" (which won best picture) was filmed in 25 days. wow.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:28 AM (WTSFk)

531 530 i just heard that "moonlight" (which won best picture) was filmed in 25 days. wow.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:28 AM (WTSFk


Are you sure that wasn't La La Land?

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2017 01:31 AM (cAnNx)

532 525 #517

Not just possible. It's the norm for the souvenir purpose and to allow entry from both stage ends. The wrong envelope was given both but both the envelope and card was plainly not the Best Picture and this should have been noted. It might have simply been a cute moment if one of the presenters said, 'We love you, Emma but you just cannot be Best Picture. Could we have the correct envelope?"


Posted by: Epobirs at February 27, 2017 01:24 AM (AK5Ni)



That would require actors to have intelligence to do more than just read words put in front of them.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2017 01:32 AM (cAnNx)

533 531 buzzion:

i think so. if true, 25 days is a really short shooting schedule.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:32 AM (WTSFk)

534 Is it my understanding that the Russians hacked the Oscars?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at February 27, 2017 01:33 AM (nQ10o)

535
533 531 buzzion:

i think so. if true, 25 days is a really short shooting schedule.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:32 AM (WTSFk



It was a joke. Apparently its real easy to mix up Moonlight and La La Land.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2017 01:34 AM (cAnNx)

536 "Winner Best Picture: Go fuck yourselves Hollywood!"

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 01:34 AM (qUNWi)

537 ... 25 days. that's like "hey, grab a camera, let's shoot a movie".

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:35 AM (WTSFk)

538 Tomorrow's headline:

"Moonlight Over LaLa Land!"

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 01:35 AM (qUNWi)

539 #522 heard its the first time they've ever blown it like that with the best picture, ever. Once a tie, never a total screw-up like tonight.

Posted by: b at February 27, 2017 01:35 AM (n4dN5)

540 oh, right just picked up on the joke. very good. i'm kind of slow sometimes.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:36 AM (WTSFk)

541 Things got a little out of hand.

It's just this war and that lying son of a bitch Trump!

Posted by: Warren Beatty at February 27, 2017 01:36 AM (3OAG2)

542 This moron scored 97% (32/33) on the IQ test. No paper and pencil needed.

Posted by: nordische amerindian at February 27, 2017 01:36 AM (7Wqnn)

543 just saw an interview with tarantino. he said he got $30,000 (for something) and was going to shoot "reservoir dogs" on that and a friend said let me see if i can get interest in hollywood. he did, and a bunch of pro actors and $1.5 million and 2 months later he was shooting a real movie.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:39 AM (WTSFk)

544 32/33 as well. Nice, also annoying because it doesn't tell me which one I missed (and I'm too tired to take the whole thing again). Whoever was talking about XOR before was spot-on; I recognized the pattern but couldn't give it a proper name since it's been about 15 years since I covered that in college (sigh).

Posted by: artL at February 27, 2017 01:42 AM (PwfL0)

545
>>>just saw an interview with tarantino. he said he got $30,000 (for
something) and was going to shoot "reservoir dogs" on that and a friend
said let me see if i can get interest in hollywood. he did, and a bunch
of pro actors and $1.5 million and 2 months later he was shooting a real
movie.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:39 AM (WTSFk)<<<

I love it when I can get someone to foot my bills.

Posted by: Quentin T. at February 27, 2017 01:42 AM (r6Z+k)

546 I couldn't figure out whether the rows were supposed to be vertical or horizontal. I answer some one way, and some the other.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 01:43 AM (sdi6R)

547 We must demand integrity in the Oscar voting system!

Please send me your money which I will use to demand a recount of the Best Picture vote.

Or, to take a nice cruise.



Posted by: Dr. Jill Stein at February 27, 2017 01:45 AM (3OAG2)

548 545:

actually, that's the gist of my theory on hollywood liberals. to them there's an endless spigot of money that magically appears to solve any problem and get everyone rich. they begin to think that's how the world works. it's like a perpetual juvenile state.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:45 AM (WTSFk)

549 I thought XOR was one of those new SJW pronouns.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 01:46 AM (IqV8l)

550 Did the giraffe from the other thread give birth? I just toggled over to it and t's just staring in the camera saying "he will not divide us." Is that normal?

Posted by: scofflaw_x at February 27, 2017 01:48 AM (y9ZJX)

551
>>>I thought XOR was one of those new SJW pronouns.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 01:46 AM (IqV8l)<<<

First Thor was a dude. Then a chick. Now we're trying something else.

Posted by: Marvel Comics at February 27, 2017 01:49 AM (r6Z+k)

552 >>>545:

actually, that's the gist of my theory on hollywood liberals. to
them there's an endless spigot of money that magically appears to solve
any problem and get everyone rich. they begin to think that's how the
world works. it's like a perpetual juvenile state.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:45 AM (WTSFk)<<<

SHOULD I...?! NAH, HE'LL KNOW IT WHEN HE SEES IT.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBUGGERER at February 27, 2017 01:50 AM (r6Z+k)

553 ... they (hollywood") like socialists, don't understand that eventually you run out of other people's money

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:51 AM (WTSFk)

554

Takeaway Lesson from the Teachable Moment that is The Oscars:

Even though these first-rate actors can't seem to get the winners right, we should defer to their words when running a country.


How about "no".

Posted by: Arbalest at February 27, 2017 01:51 AM (FlRtG)

555 [thank you margaret thatcher]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:52 AM (WTSFk)

556 Oscar screwup reminds me of a long-ago interview of Truman Capote on some talk show (Cavett?). He starts ranting about how stupid actors are, "You can't be intelligent and be a good actor ..."

Host: "Don't you think Richard Burton is smart?"
Capote: "He's a very intelligent man, but he's a terrible actor"
Host: "What about Laurence Olivier?"
Capote: "I don't think he could find his way around a racetrack"

Posted by: FOAF at February 27, 2017 01:52 AM (p0JMG)

557 556: lol

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:56 AM (WTSFk)

558 You can make a case that after two or three generations these Academy Award presenters become lazy, decadent, spoiled. Maybe they should be replaced with immigrants.

Oh wait, scratch that - I meant the white working class.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at February 27, 2017 01:58 AM (3OAG2)

559 Night all.

Here is a twofer from Quartz:

"Crack The Sky"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yroAn2DFzzQ

and

"Questions"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7-ydja6_6g

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 27, 2017 02:12 AM (vBeA5)

560 Compare and contrast: left wing Hollywood making a massive mistake on live TV. Left wing D.C. stenographers attributing something about Pres. Trump saying something about what is occurring in Sweden.

Posted by: Grapeape at February 27, 2017 02:13 AM (MutLO)

561 And how did the producers know straightaway that Bonnie and Clyde where given the wrong envelope? I thought those things were in under highest security from Price Waterhouse Cooper Walmart Target General Motors?

Posted by: Grapeape at February 27, 2017 02:24 AM (MutLO)

562 Hollywood? Fake people.

And #TuckerGetHome!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 27, 2017 02:25 AM (GzDYP)

563 Didn't read through the comments, but any word from Chi ODM?

Posted by: Grapeape at February 27, 2017 02:32 AM (MutLO)

564 The programming condition "OR" is at least one of two conditions. "XOR" means exactly one of two.

Sargon of Akkad has switched up "This week in Stupid" to a longer, more casual format. It has been amazing.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 27, 2017 02:50 AM (VdICR)

565 #561

The people with the knowledge of the envelope contents are also those standing on each stage entrance handing them tot he presenters. Thus the opportunities for peeking are minimized to keep insiders from texting a colleague making a bet.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 27, 2017 03:00 AM (AK5Ni)

566 Holy crap that test was hard.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 03:01 AM (qUNWi)

567 My eyes are bleeding.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 03:06 AM (qUNWi)

568 Trapeze, Medusa

https://youtu.be/d0uVYOWdvz0

British metal 1970

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 27, 2017 03:09 AM (VdICR)

569 Twitter news:
Worldwide trends, listed on a Twitter account sidebar just now (I have no idea how those get stocked):

#Oscars
7.1M Tweets

Moonlight
1.4M Tweets

#BestPicture
82.6K Tweets

This is news.

Posted by: m at February 27, 2017 03:10 AM (3jGss)

570 563 Didn't read through the comments, but any word from Chi ODM?

Posted by: Grapeape at February 27, 2017 02:32 AM (MutLO)

Not that I have seen Grapeape.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 27, 2017 03:25 AM (GzDYP)

571
Been reading 'Camp of the Saints' from the link in the thread.

Had to skip ahead to see the ending.

Now I'm wondering if anyone in Syria has read the book.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 27, 2017 03:27 AM (mdemt)

572 I never read ahead.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 27, 2017 03:39 AM (HDU3V)

573 Trapeze, Medusa

https://youtu.be/d0uVYOWdvz0

British metal 1970

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 27, 2017 03:09 AM (VdICR)

ok then

Anthrax, Medusa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NJ0KkmwgEo

1980's American metal.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 27, 2017 03:39 AM (aMlLZ)

574 ODM,
I heard from Chi - Tucker walked in the doggie door about an hour ago. Healthy and dead tired. Six hours later, and in a world of trouble - but he's home, and not a pancake on the road.
A sincere Thank You for your concern (and everyone else's ).

Chi really appreciates your care & concern.

Posted by: Bacon at February 27, 2017 03:44 AM (B3DEj)

575 Ack. Been off line for a few days Read up a ways in this thread but can't find anything. What is going on with Chi and Tucker???

Posted by: Infidel at February 27, 2017 04:00 AM (ByNzS)

576 Okay, news is good. I should have been hitting F5 like a monkey on crack.

Posted by: Infidel at February 27, 2017 04:02 AM (ByNzS)

577 Okay, news is good. I should have been hitting F5 like a monkey on crack.

Did he find the animal?

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 04:05 AM (qUNWi)

578 N/M derp.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 04:06 AM (qUNWi)

579 I heard from Chi - Tucker walked in the doggie door about an hour ago. Healthy and dead tired. Six hours later, and in a world of trouble - but he's home, and not a pancake on the road.

Posted by: Bacon at February 27, 2017 03:44 AM (B3DEj)


Happy dance!

https://youtu.be/YvbQKSaYQD8

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 27, 2017 04:10 AM (wB8Tg)

580 Wow.



I'm doing taxes, which I hate. So I enter my W2, I enter Mrs Hades W2, so far I'm happy, getting about 3700 back...then I enter my 1099 for my military retirement pay and HOLY SHIT! Apparently that extra 20K a year puts us in the Evil Hated Rich tax bracket.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2017 04:11 AM (vbvxt)

581 Well, I guess Hollywood finally got that "Brokeback Mountain" Oscar that the Academy voters denied them 12 years ago.

Best of all, this is a "Black" movie, so now they all get double the virtue signaling points...

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 27, 2017 04:12 AM (Saqzi)

582 Oh oscars, oscars, oscars.

Posted by: Felix Ungar at February 27, 2017 04:15 AM (vRcUp)

583 Found out the story of Tucker's ending then had to go back to find how he was lost.

Posted by: Skip at February 27, 2017 04:15 AM (HDU3V)

584 Mornin'.

I'm gonna just leave this stunning display of elitist arrogance here for all the deplorables who "require" ongoing "lessons.".

"We're trying to not just tell the president, but we're trying to tell the country, apparently tolerance and justice issues require ongoing lessons," Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 27, 2017 04:16 AM (ul9CR)

585 "We're trying to not just tell the president, but we're trying to tell
the country, apparently tolerance and justice issues require ongoing
lessons," Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)





Apparently you assholes know fuck-all about either one.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 27, 2017 04:28 AM (vbvxt)

586 Tucker walked in the doggie door about an hour ago.

Posted by: Bacon at February 27, 2017 03:44 AM (B3DEj)

Thank goodness! Little booger will never know how many were worried about him. I hope he describes his exploits tomorrow.

Hugs to Chi! And thank you, Mr. Bacon

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 27, 2017 04:30 AM (GzDYP)

587 A zoophile, a gay rapist, and Anthony Weiner walk into a bar. The other two turn to Weiner and say, "Fuck you and the horse you rode in on".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 04:31 AM (W8bn5)

588 Well, I guess Hollywood finally got that "Brokeback Mountain" Oscar that the Academy voters denied them 12 years ago.

Best of all, this is a "Black" movie, so now they all get double the virtue signaling points...

Posted by: Teresa


So, Brokeblack Mountain.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 04:33 AM (W8bn5)

589 Sheesh, just scanned the food thread, now I want eggs and bacon.

Posted by: Infidel at February 27, 2017 04:36 AM (ByNzS)

590 "We're trying to not just tell the president, but we're trying to tell the country, apparently tolerance and justice issues require ongoing lessons," Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)

These Keyser Soze geniuses are going to bring their A-game to election 2020.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 27, 2017 04:37 AM (VdICR)

591 Looks like I killed the thread.

Posted by: Infidel at February 27, 2017 04:51 AM (ByNzS)

592 591 Looks like I killed the thread.
Posted by: Infidel at February 27, 2017 04:51 AM (ByNzS)


It's just mostly dead.

Posted by: Miracle Max at February 27, 2017 04:55 AM (B3DEj)

593 "I'll be sure to watch [whatever won]. But first I have a pile of DVDs with Birdman and Spotlight getting dusty."

They sneered first.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 27, 2017 05:07 AM (VdICR)

594 Tap...tap...Is this thing on?

Posted by: KWDreaming at February 27, 2017 06:13 AM (AkcYt)

595 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 27, 2017 06:16 AM (u82oZ)

596 'Our goal in politics is the same as our goal in art - and that's to get to the truth,'


Beatty is not truth.

Posted by: Night of the Quokka at February 27, 2017 06:19 AM (BO/km)

597 Good Morning Daywalkers,

Temporarily delurking to say how glad I am that Vic is doing OK.
Back to radio dark status.

PS... FTO

Posted by: Gmac- Deplorable Conservative at February 27, 2017 06:22 AM (4pjhs)

598 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 27, 2017 06:25 AM (J+eG2)

599 Congrats to Brokeback Compton on your Oscar for most Hollywood virtue casting check marks hit. We can now return to #OscarsSoWhite with a cleared conscience in 2017.

Posted by: AMPAS at February 27, 2017 06:26 AM (NnnZy)

600 Well, I take it we now have a rejoinder to the Leftist that say "Not my President." You opened the wrong envelope, fool.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 27, 2017 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

601 Gge welcome to the party

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 06:29 AM (zZb/S)

602 Morning all. Beware the Ides of March this year.
Debt ceiling day.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 27, 2017 06:32 AM (1ziV6)

603 The first movie to win an Academy Award (before they were called "Oscars") was Wings in 1927, directed by "Wild Bill" Wellman, who had himself been a flyer in WWI.

Gary Cooper has a small role as "Cadet White," who (spoiler alert!) dies in an air crash. He's barely on screen long enough for you to recognize him, but he was an absolute smash with audiences, and Wings set him on the road to stardom.

The female lead in Wings was Clara Bow, at her most candy-box-delicious, playing the "girl next door" who enlists as an ambulance driver in France.

I can't do better than recommend the wiki entry if you're interested in the movie:

http://tinyurl.com/zmx5ptk

It's available on both DVD and Blu-Ray. Watch it. You won't be sorry.

http://tinyurl.com/hvn8nkt

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2017 06:34 AM (X6fMO)

604 actually, that's the gist of my theory on hollywood liberals. to them there's an endless spigot of money that magically appears to solve any problem and get everyone rich. they begin to think that's how the world works. it's like a perpetual juvenile state.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 27, 2017 01:45 AM (WTSFk)

They get ridiculously rich for doing very little actual work, so they feel guilty about it. Actually getting off your duff and doing something to alleviate the guilty feeling is tough, though...

But demanding other people do more, and virtue signaling so you can feel smug satisfaction for having "raised awareness" while not doing anything is easy.

People are lazy, and this is the easiest method they have of getting rid of that feeling of being an overpaid fraud.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 27, 2017 06:35 AM (J+mig)

605 Morning all. Beware the Ides of March this year.

I'm your vehicle baby,
I'll take you anywhere you wanna go,

Posted by: Bruce at February 27, 2017 06:35 AM (8ikIW)

606 Nood JJ up

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2017 06:36 AM (ph+ut)

607 Bring me a bigger sammwich biatches.......

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