Mid-Morning Open Thread

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The Japanese Toilette
Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard

Incongruities aside, the detail in this painting is impressive.

Perhaps that is what frustrates so many of us with respect to much of the modern art we see. It doesn't seem particularly difficult to produce, and maybe we just want to see some effort in our artists!

[Oh...has anyone seen my keys?]

Posted by: CBD at 09:43 AM




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1 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

2 Hey hey! This is my kind of art!

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (7HtZB)

3 1 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

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Only if you ask in limerick form.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 22, 2017 09:38 AM (kTF2Z)

4 Again with an odd stringed instrument?

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 09:38 AM (7HtZB)

5 sure Muldoon...sidebewb

Posted by: DanMan at March 22, 2017 09:38 AM (XTiHL)

6 Sniper in the mirror

Posted by: Reverse Polish Notation at March 22, 2017 09:38 AM (qfDb3)

7
[Oh...has anyone seen my keys?]







They fell into the toilette

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 22, 2017 09:38 AM (XWkhW)

8 Reminds me that I saw a commercial last evening in which a guy was teaching his teenaged daughter how to shave her legs. ??

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 22, 2017 09:38 AM (8PUK1)

9 Sniper is pounding one out in the bushes.

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 09:38 AM (7HtZB)

10 1 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

It does leave a trail of destruction.

(And I note for the record that the voluptuous nude chick doesn't look particularly Japanese, but I'm not actually complaining.)

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 09:38 AM (RD7QR)

11 1 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

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She looks fit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:39 AM (mC1ZI)

12 Did you leave your keys in the Japanese rub house?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 09:39 AM (SjImc)

13 Is she playing a lute? In the nute?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:40 AM (lwiT4)

14 Gaijin gal

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:40 AM (Om16U)

15 I always play my banjo nekkid.

Posted by: BignJames at March 22, 2017 09:40 AM (x9c8r)

16 it looks like a serious case of culture appropriation...nice painting though

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 22, 2017 09:40 AM (0O7c5)

17
(And I note for the record that the voluptuous nude chick doesn't look particularly Japanese, but I'm not actually complaining.)

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 09:38 AM


Perhaps she's turning Japanese?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2017 09:40 AM (p+Wdc)

18 Fur oil.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 09:41 AM (UOJLJ)

19 Reminds me yesterday at the nail salon. I got a pedicure. I had to roll up my pants. They let me keep them on though, which was a plus.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

20 rest in peace chuck....thanks for the laughs

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 22, 2017 09:41 AM (0O7c5)

21 (And I note for the record that the voluptuous nude chick doesn't look particularly Japanese, but I'm not actually complaining.)




Missionary.
Job. Not position.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 09:41 AM (Uohrc)

22 Reminder to vote for the CLFA book of the year - link in nic.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:41 AM (Om16U)

23 When art and Cinemax meet.

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 09:42 AM (7HtZB)

24 The sniper isn't in the woods this time, he's in the tub - with a smile and a cigar.

Posted by: Jean at March 22, 2017 09:42 AM (zZb/S)

25 16 it looks like a serious case of culture appropriation...nice painting though
Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 22, 2017 09:40 AM (0O7c5)

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"Oh, my god...I don't know what to do with myself right now. I'm crying at the theft of culture. Japan was destroyed by stuff like this."
-Very smart college student who's struggling with their core classes but acing that gender studies course

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:42 AM (mC1ZI)

26 Not only is she nicely built, but she also plays the banjo.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 09:42 AM (JZdsf)

27 Nice piece. Scenes of women at their toilette, usually geishas, were very popular images in late Shogunate Japan, into the Meiji Period. Trade with Japan made them popular in the West. They greatly inspired the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, and it looks like they also had an effect on the establishment Academicians too.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2017 09:42 AM (nwqNw)

28 When art and Cinemax meet.




Skin art?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 09:42 AM (Uohrc)

29 Short doll in the corner is creepy.

I wonder what's on the tray - snacks or makeup?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:43 AM (Om16U)

30 Looks like a styrofoam cup on that tray.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:43 AM (lwiT4)

31 I cannot open The Drudge Report. Theories. I need them.

Posted by: Kevin C at March 22, 2017 09:43 AM (9khZC)

32 Little table looks Chinese to me but I could be wrong.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:43 AM (Om16U)

33 Reminds me that I saw a commercial last evening in which a guy was teaching his teenaged daughter how to shave her legs.


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you are joking. please tell me you are joking.

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2017 09:44 AM (c6/9Q)

34 That bird is going to poop all over everything. Birds. Nasty things.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

35 11 1 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

Who are you and what have you done with Muldoon?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 22, 2017 09:44 AM (fgzLM)

36 31 I cannot open The Drudge Report. Theories. I need them.
Posted by: Kevin C at March 22, 2017 09:43 AM (9khZC)

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I'm not gonna say aliens, but...Aliens.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:44 AM (mC1ZI)

37 Short doll in the corner is creepy.

I wonder what's on the tray - snacks or makeup?




If it was China, I'd say, opium.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 09:44 AM (Uohrc)

38 I cannot open The Drudge Report. Theories. I need them.


your browser has probs

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2017 09:44 AM (c6/9Q)

39 drudge report is fine
your computer is controlled by the NSA

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:45 AM (Om16U)

40 Good Morning, Horde!

Sad news on one of my recurring favorite sites. I've been fond for a few years of Cornell's bird cams, particularly the established nest of a pair of red-tailed hawks, Ezra (the male) and Big Red (the female). Unfortunately it appears Ezra sustained an injury to his wing so bad flight would never again have been possible, and was euthanized as a result. Critters they may be, but you get attached after a while...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (9krrF)

41 I cannot open The Drudge Report. Theories. I need them.>>>

YOU HAVE BEEN BANNED

Posted by: Drudge at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (Mxs5H)

42 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wPiJc)


Can we have a slug-fest on our own physical attributes?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (X6fMO)

43 I cannot open The Drudge Report. Theories. I need them.
Posted by: Kevin C



Theory? Shitty browser. Reboot.

(Opened fine for me)

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (Uohrc)

44 That naked lady looks like she is about to let loose with a righteous, shredding solo on her shamisen!

Posted by: Publius Redux at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (Fb9aZ)

45 The French painting schools were impressive. The technique is wonderful but it seems to be an excuse to paint nekkid women here.

I do like nekkid women, by the way.

One of my favorite old pictures is a class photo of some academy's painting class where all the young male students are wearing top hats and dress suits, with the naked female model in the middle

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (0hI48)

46 @33 Runner

Newp, wish I was.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (8PUK1)

47 It's no Hiroshige.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (H5rtT)

48 Hi, y'all. Just woke up and waiting on coffee to brew...

oh! oh my!

* hands over eyes *

Pardon me, ladies, didn't mean to intrude on your privacy!

* backs out of room *

Think I'd better go back and read the morning report now...

* spreads fingers and peeks on the way out *

Posted by: mindful webworker - gentleman at March 22, 2017 09:47 AM (AoLFQ)

49 Is that the crack of Dawn?

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 09:47 AM (FZYNt)

50 Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:43 AM (Om16U)

Artists at the time weren't concerned with cultural accuracy. It was about the "exotic". As long as it looked foreign to European eyes or "oriental", nobody cared about mixing styles.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2017 09:47 AM (nwqNw)

51 grammie....next time take them off....lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 22, 2017 09:47 AM (0O7c5)

52 34 Birds. Nasty things.

Little to no redeeming qualities.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 09:47 AM (UOJLJ)

53 I remember seeing/reading somewhere that geisha hairstyles take a while to fix and have to last for several days.

You know in Japan they have those awful boxlike "pillows" - geishas practice sleeping on them with just their neck resting and not moving at all throughout the night.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (Om16U)

54 It's a lovely picture today, but the details...it seems more like what a Frenchman would expect such a scene in Japan would look like, instead of what it would actually be like. I'm not going to ding it for that though.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (9krrF)

55 According to Wikipedia, the best shamisens use cat skin as the reasonating surface. Meow.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (JZdsf)

56 So, I just had a call with some child developmental specialists about my son, and good news!

The state of South Carolina does not consider my son to have a disability in terms of his speech!

The state did think so when he had first turned 2, and he's been seeing a speech therapist weekly since. However, the program for 2 years olds is different than the one for 3 year olds, and the newer program has been visiting him on and off for the last few months.

So, huzzah! I don't have to justify taking a state benefit while hating such programs! Also, my son isn't disabled!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (mC1ZI)

57 grammie....next time take them off....lol


Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 22, 2017 09:47 AM (0O7c5)
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I'm getting a manicure/gel polish next week. I'm thinking.....

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (lwiT4)

58 Newp, wish I was.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (8PUK1)

you recall which brand ?

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (c6/9Q)

59 Is that the crack of Dawn?

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 09:47 AM (FZYNt)

moonrise

Posted by: BignJames at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (x9c8r)

60 42 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

Can we have a slug-fest on our own physical attributes?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (X6fMO)

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Isn't that what the GAINZ thread is for?

(I'm about 4.5% away from my body fat goal...so yay)

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:49 AM (mC1ZI)

61 There is no tree in the picture, so how can we be sure this is art?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 09:49 AM (JZdsf)

62 One of these things is not like the others

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 22, 2017 09:49 AM (ul9CR)

63 There is a tree in the painting. The sniper is disguised as a bird.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:50 AM (Om16U)

64 1 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wPiJc)
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Yes please keep your cracks to yourselves.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 09:50 AM (7pDxn)

65 Outside the window, Great Bay Wave just reaching nuclear power plant.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 09:51 AM (H5rtT)

66 Painter of this piece is a master technician, obviously.

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2017 09:51 AM (nNdYv)

67 So is the naked chick trying to pry open a Rat Patrol lunchbox?

Posted by: Furious George at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (j+dfT)

68 So, huzzah! I don't have to justify taking a state benefit while hating such programs! Also, my son isn't disabled!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Woot! Excellent news! Sometimes kids just get off to a slow start but make it up later; unfortunately these programs are industrialized, bureaucratic one-size-fits-all drek that often don't even get broad strokes right, so I'm glad it's turning out well.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (9krrF)

69 You likey nice pickture round eye? You die GI!

Posted by: Imperial Japanese soldier, in the Jungle watching you dogface at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (gbWkA)

70 >>Perhaps that is what frustrates so many of us with respect to much of
the modern art we see. It doesn't seem particularly difficult to
produce, and maybe we just want to see some effort in our artists!


Amen!

During a visit to Mass MOCA saw an installation that consisted of woven plastic (reusable) shopping bags that had been filled with soil and topped with meadow growth. Yes - someone dug up a meadow and moved it into the museum, one shopping bag at a time. This was "art." Why? No idea.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (NOIQH)

71 Still no Drudge for me in Houston area. Both smartphone and PC fail. Other sites okay. Just a curiosity. Haven't established a perimeter--yet.

Posted by: Kevin C at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (9khZC)

72 The moment before Fat Man detonated.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (UOJLJ)

73 Caucasian Asians?

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (7pDxn)

74 I saw Doug & The Slugs at Slug Fest '88, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (ul9CR)

75 68 Woot! Excellent news! Sometimes kids just get off to a slow start but make it up later; unfortunately these programs are industrialized, bureaucratic one-size-fits-all drek that often don't even get broad strokes right, so I'm glad it's turning out well.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (9krrF)

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There were real concerns.

My wife had serious speaking issues as a child, and I found out a few months ago that my dad had a speech therapist as a kid, too.

He would have probably developed fairly well on his own, but still.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (mC1ZI)

76 Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (9krrF)

I'm sad about that. Were they 100% certain Ezra would remain flightless? And even so, why kill him? There are sanctuaries/hospitals who take in injured birds.

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (nNdYv)

77 61
There is no tree in the picture, so how can we be sure this is art?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 09:49 AM (JZdsf)

Ahh, but there is a tree, in the picture, that is in the picture. I believe that was painted by Bob Ross when he was but a young bosuns mate on his first WestPac deployment. They got a three day liberty in Yokosuka so he painted a few room dividers in exchange for the Japanese Soapy Soapy special.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (7N6ox)

78 Why? No idea.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (NOIQH)

I do.

$$$$$

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (rF0hx)

79 No bound feet?

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (0WoNT)

80 Is she playing a lute? In the nute?
Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:40 AM (lwiT4)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY8jaGs7xJ0

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (8nWyX)

81 Will someone please offer a white ottoman for her to sit on?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (4AVeu)

82 I wonder what an electric shamisen cranking out a riff for something out of Iron Butterfly would sound like?


Oh...and nice elbows.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 09:54 AM (0tfLf)

83 Hey hey! This is my kind of art!
Posted by: josephistan


*fistbump*

All she needs is a popsicle.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at March 22, 2017 09:54 AM (vRcUp)

84 Obviously, this peaceful scene was painted just before Godzilla was spotted.

Posted by: Strobe at March 22, 2017 09:54 AM (gbWkA)

85 TheJamesMadison, that's great!

Give the kid a hug for me.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:54 AM (Om16U)

86 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

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Yes please keep your cracks to yourselves.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 09:50 AM (7pDxn)

and dont be boob !

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2017 09:54 AM (c6/9Q)

87 The state did think so when he had first turned 2,
and he's been seeing a speech therapist weekly since. However, the
program for 2 years olds is different than the one for 3 year olds, and
the newer program has been visiting him on and off for the last few
months.



So, huzzah! I don't have to justify taking a state benefit while hating such programs! Also, my son isn't disabled!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (mC1ZI)
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It's unusual for the state to get involved in a child's speech and language at the age of 2, in absence of other physical disabilites (cleft palate, cerebral palsy, etc). How did your son come to the attention of a speech and language pathologist? (if you care to say, that is). Generally children are not evaluated till the age of 3. It's very difficult to evaluate the speech development of a 2 year old who is otherwise meeting all other developmental milestones.

In any case, I'm happy for you and your son. But I wouldn't look on speech and language delay or difficulties as a disability. Many times it's a matter of maturation, or simple mechanical function that can be corrected with guidance.

All that to say - I'm glad your son is doing well!

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:54 AM (lwiT4)

88 Trump made the NORK missile fizzle...WITH HIS MIND!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 22, 2017 09:54 AM (ul9CR)

89 I laughed the other day reading about David Rockefeller's death at 101. It's not what you think. They had a picture of him standing next to one of his Rothko's. You guys would have laughed too.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 22, 2017 09:54 AM (fgzLM)

90 Poor Ezra. He was always so unflappable.











(What? Too soon?)

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (wPiJc)

91 79 No bound feet?

Shame isn't it?

Posted by: Dick Morris at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (UOJLJ)

92 >>There is no tree in the picture, so how can we be sure this is art?

Sure there is. It's the thing stuck in the flowers.

And that "bird" sitting on the tree, not a bird.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (/tuJf)

93 The Japanese Toilette

At least there's no Lena Dunham.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (jAZR9)

94 Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those of you who don't want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good vibes, burning of incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome. I'll give y'all a report later on. Thanks!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj)

95 Caucasian Asians?

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER!


Miura Anjin says konnichiwa. Also hello.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (9krrF)

96 Re finding your keys: Get a Tile. Your keys will find you!

https://www.thetileapp.com/

Posted by: MathMom at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (mSbwX)

97 I have a fart amplifier just like the one the lady's using in the painting! Very cool model. It's an antique. Pretty sure she's using it wrong even though I don't have a manual. Those are really hard to find.

Posted by: Dang at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (8b+oT)

98 good luck Insomniac!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (Om16U)

99 unfortunately these programs are industrialized,
bureaucratic one-size-fits-all drek that often don't even get broad
strokes right, so I'm glad it's turning out well.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (9krrF)
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Ahem.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (lwiT4)

100 Anyone notice that Rome's new mayor is smokin' hot?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (rF0hx)

101

I cannot open The Drudge Report. Theories. I need them.

Posted by: Kevin C at March 22, 2017 09:43 AM (9khZC)
try this --> http://tinyurl.com/1ii

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (c6/9Q)

102 The young lady is cranking out a raucous version of Wang Dang Sweet Poontang on the shamisen while the other girl fixes her hair with chopsticks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (JZdsf)

103 94
Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those of you who don't
want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good vibes, burning of
incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome. I'll give y'all a
report later on. Thanks!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj)

Good luck Insomniac! Fingers, toes and other stuff all crossed.

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (Enq6K)

104 94 Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those of you who don't want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good vibes, burning of incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome. I'll give y'all a report later on. Thanks!
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj)

Good luck Insomniac. Prayers up.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (KUaJL)

105 Turning Japanese.

I think I'm turning Japanese.

I really think so.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2017 09:57 AM (4AVeu)

106 100 Anyone notice that Rome's new mayor is smokin' hot?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

would have mentioned it but was busy in my bunk

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 09:57 AM (FZYNt)

107 So that's a Japanese Tolet, huh.

They just go right in the middle of the floor on a towel, then serve tea.



Kinky.

Posted by: The Disney Toileteers at March 22, 2017 09:57 AM (ca373)

108 My Woman from Tokyo

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 22, 2017 09:57 AM (ul9CR)

109 I'm sad about that. Were they 100% certain Ezra would remain flightless? And even so, why kill him? There are sanctuaries/hospitals who take in injured birds.

Posted by: kallisto


According to their info post, yes. I couldn't tell you about their decision making, but I wonder if it would have been fair to his mate; I'm not an expert on such things so I couldn't say.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:57 AM (9krrF)

110 Sending prayers, Insomniac!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 09:57 AM (NOIQH)

111 Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those
of you who don't want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good
vibes, burning of incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome.
I'll give y'all a report later on. Thanks!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj)
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Die an burn in hell? Well, if you put it that way .... Guess I'll have to pray. All good things your way. Insomniac.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:58 AM (lwiT4)

112 Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those of you who don't want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good vibes, burning of incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome. I'll give y'all a report later on. Thanks!
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj)


Ganbatte, Insomniac-san.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 09:58 AM (8nWyX)

113 105 Turning Japanese.

I think I'm turning Japanese.

I really think so.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot

nothing like a masturbation tune

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 09:58 AM (FZYNt)

114 Good luck Insomniac! I just started a new job yesterday. Your turn buddy!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 09:58 AM (0tfLf)

115 During a visit to Mass MOCA saw an installation that
consisted of woven plastic (reusable) shopping bags that had been
filled with soil and topped with meadow growth. Yes - someone dug up a
meadow and moved it into the museum, one shopping bag at a time. This
was "art." Why? No idea.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (NOIQH)


You know, they give those things away free as a form of virtue signalling.
You think they are big enough to put soil in and grow a "garden in a bag" on an apartment balcony?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2017 09:58 AM (0hI48)

116 Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those of you who don't want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good vibes, burning of incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome. I'll give y'all a report later on. Thanks!
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor


Many prayers being sent up!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:58 AM (9krrF)

117 56 So, I just had a call with some child developmental specialists about my son, and good news!

The state of South Carolina does not consider my son to have a disability in terms of his speech!

The state did think so when he had first turned 2, and he's been seeing a speech therapist weekly since. However, the program for 2 years olds is different than the one for 3 year olds, and the newer program has been visiting him on and off for the last few months.

So, huzzah! I don't have to justify taking a state benefit while hating such programs! Also, my son isn't disabled!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (mC1ZI)

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Congrats man. I am a firm believer letting kids develop at their own pace in their own way.

I knew a kid with a terrible speech impediment . Teachers all wanted him to go into remedial classes. His parents fought it. Grew up to finish top of his class in law school and is a very wealthy real estate attorney now.

The educational "system" deals with individuals with about the same level of success as every other government institution.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 09:58 AM (7pDxn)

118 75 68 Woot! Excellent news! Sometimes kids just get off to a slow start but make it up later; unfortunately these programs are industrialized, bureaucratic one-size-fits-all drek that often don't even get broad strokes right, so I'm glad it's turning out well.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:52 AM (9krrF)

=================

There were real concerns.

My wife had serious speaking issues as a child, and I found out a few months ago that my dad had a speech therapist as a kid, too.

He would have probably developed fairly well on his own, but still.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:53 AM (mC1ZI)
===

I was in speech therapy as a toddler. I ended up not speaking a word until age three but when I did it was in complete sentences. I preferred to think I just had nothing to say.

Btw, I thought I remembered reading one time that Einstein did not speak until he was four. It's been theorized that he had what we call ADHD.

Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 09:58 AM (BDZWU)

119
Thank God for small miracles. A painting of Japanese women and not one of them is Yoko

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2017 09:59 AM (493sH)

120 Why this towel always smell like sushi?

Posted by: Chinese Laundry Lady at March 22, 2017 09:59 AM (4AVeu)

121 Stepped out of WiFi coverage and found AT&T could open The Drudge Report okay. Hmmm.

Posted by: Kevin C at March 22, 2017 09:59 AM (JMH3U)

122 Btw, I thought I remembered reading one time that Einstein did not speak until he was four. It's been theorized that he had what we call ADHD.
Posted by: Independent George

probably from playing too many video games

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 09:59 AM (FZYNt)

123 I didn't even know Rome had a new mayor.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:59 AM (Om16U)

124 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?

She's a One.

Better ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 22, 2017 09:59 AM (/BTP8)

125 94 Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those of you who don't want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good vibes, burning of incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome. I'll give y'all a report later on. Thanks!
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj)
=======

Wear pants!

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 09:59 AM (7pDxn)

126 87
It's unusual for the state to get involved in a child's speech and language at the age of 2, in absence of other physical disabilites (cleft palate, cerebral palsy, etc). How did your son come to the attention of a speech and language pathologist? (if you care to say, that is). Generally children are not evaluated till the age of 3. It's very difficult to evaluate the speech development of a 2 year old who is otherwise meeting all other developmental milestones.

In any case, I'm happy for you and your son. But I wouldn't look on speech and language delay or difficulties as a disability. Many times it's a matter of maturation, or simple mechanical function that can be corrected with guidance.

All that to say - I'm glad your son is doing well!
Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 09:54 AM (lwiT4)

========

My wife is the one who started the process and it was because of her history with speech problems. I don't really know how she got it started but I'm fairly certain it was her finding the program and scheduling an evaluation.

There are videos of her as a kid and she did have serious problems with speech until she was 4 or 5.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:00 AM (K4SFo)

127 Hmmmmm,
Nude young woman, stroking a box shaped instrument, with an apparently cylindrical object of certain dimensions. Plus note the color of said object.

This painting is obviously a graphic representation of the technological rape of the Japanese culture by the evil white male patriarchy.

Posted by: Multi-Culti PhD candidate minoring in Gender studies at March 22, 2017 10:00 AM (+tRIN)

128
Wear pants!
Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER!

just cut the pockets out

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:00 AM (FZYNt)

129 Ahem.

Posted by: grammie winger


Apologies to anyone in the Horde who works those programs. The last former Fed employee I personally knew that I respected I buried on New Year's Eve; it may color my perceptions a touch.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 10:00 AM (9krrF)

130 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM (rF0hx)

As denizens of the Eternal City go, she's really just average.

The first time I was in Rome and old enough to notice these things - I was floored at the spectacular gorgeousness of the men and women. Being the crossroads of the world had a salutary effect on Roman DNA/

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2017 10:01 AM (nNdYv)

131 94 Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those of you who don't want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good vibes, burning of incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome. I'll give y'all a report later on. Thanks!
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj
========

Good luck, man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 22, 2017 10:01 AM (K4SFo)

132 However, the program for 2 years olds is different than the one for 3 year olds, and the newer program has been visiting him on and off for the last few months.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (mC1ZI)


*******

I'm glad your son is doing well.


Let me say this though. It may just be my deep-seated cynicism, but when I see this type of thing, where the 2-year-old program sees him as needing services and the 3-year-old program doesn't, I automatically wonder if there are different funding levels for the two programs. "Problems" that are funded, tend to be diagnosed. Unfunded "problems" not so much.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 10:01 AM (wPiJc)

133 Rome's new mayor may need some fur oil.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:01 AM (UOJLJ)

134 The nekkid girl is pretty. The one in blue looks nice too.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 10:01 AM (Om16U)

135
Did you know that yesterday's 1% sell off in the markets after record setting gains is the Trump Slump? CNBC has probably been waiting to use that since the election. Yes a 1% decline after all of those gains is a slump and it's all Trump's fault. When the market tanked under Prezzy Choom it was always because of something overseas and never due to domestic economic conditions.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2017 10:02 AM (493sH)

136 Anyone notice that Rome's new mayor is smokin' hot?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2017 09:56 AM


I'd fix linguini with her.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:02 AM (0tfLf)

137 I laughed the other day reading about David
Rockefeller's death at 101. It's not what you think. They had a
picture of him standing next to one of his Rothko's. You guys would
have laughed too.

Posted by: Jack Sock
-----
I watched a documentary years ago about the Rockefeller grandson faking his kidnapping so grandad would give up a big ransom. The kid's friends got greedy when grandad wouldn't pay up and so they sold the grandson (they were all on drugs) to actual kidnappers who cut the kid's ear off. Ear gets lost in the mail because of postal strike, rots. Grandson eventually gets away or something and then nukes his brain with drugs. Grandad dies. Grandad's coffin doesn't fit, smashes grandad's nose. Unintentionally effing hilarious.

Posted by: Dang at March 22, 2017 10:02 AM (8b+oT)

138 133 Rome's new mayor may need some fur oil.
Posted by: Under Fire

If she opens a profile on chaturbate, she could balance the budget

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:02 AM (FZYNt)

139 117
Congrats man. I am a firm believer letting kids develop at their own pace in their own way.

I knew a kid with a terrible speech impediment . Teachers all wanted him to go into remedial classes. His parents fought it. Grew up to finish top of his class in law school and is a very wealthy real estate attorney now.

The educational "system" deals with individuals with about the same level of success as every other government institution.
Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 09:58 AM (7pDxn)

=======

I actually resisted got a while but Dolley wanted it.

One of the reasons I didn't have concerns was because he's obviously very smart.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at March 22, 2017 10:03 AM (K4SFo)

140 4 Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those of you who don't want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good vibes, burning of incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome. I'll give y'all a report later on. Thanks!
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj)
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I'm all over this like white on rice. Good luck!

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:03 AM (sBOL1)

141 47 It's no Hiroshige.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (H5rtT)

Who was no Toyohiro.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 10:03 AM (RD7QR)

142 As a show of solidarity with Insomniac for his forthcoming Pass the Interview or Die and Burn in Hell appointment ... I am now going to hoist a Diet Coke in his honor.

Did you catch that positive vibe ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 22, 2017 10:03 AM (/BTP8)

143
Payless Shoes is filing bankruptcy and Sears is on deathwatch. Wanna bet it's all Trump's fault

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2017 10:04 AM (493sH)

144 I was a Speech and Language therapist. From my experience, a child is only placed in speech therapy when they fail to meet expected gains for their age group, or have underlying conditions that lead to difficulty in speech and language skills. There's a lot of testing involved, and goals have to be written and evaluated on a continuing basis. Therapy is tailored to those goals. We want to dismiss children as quickly as we can, but since communication skills are so necessary to quality of life, we're careful to help that child succeed.


All children in a program have to be re-evaluated annually to see if services are still necessary. There are very few if any programs that involve placing a child in a special ed classroom. One scenario might be severe autism (non-verbal).

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

145 >>When the market tanked under Prezzy Choom it was always because of
something overseas and never due to domestic economic conditions.


I seem to recall Obama's ongoing employment numbers being attributed to things like: winter snow, summer heat, end of temporary holiday employment, a hurricane, etc.

Acts of God, and of course --- the other God, not Obama. Never his fault, nosirree!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 10:05 AM (NOIQH)

146 Speaking of child speech, anyone else note that many children with cancer or other terrible diseases speak in a manner of someone well beyond their age?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 22, 2017 10:05 AM (fgzLM)

147 >>. Phone interview is in an hour

Prayers offered.

Make sure you lock the door so we all can't come dancing in.

And Fen won't have to drag us out and close the door...

Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:06 AM (gTQoY)

148 Thank God for small miracles. A painting of Japanese women and not one of them is Yoko
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2017 09:59 AM
~~~~
Looks to me that not one of them is even Japanese.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 22, 2017 10:06 AM (HiDrR)

149 Make sure you lock the door so we all can't come dancing in.

And Fen won't have to drag us out and close the door...
Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:06 AM (gTQoY)
---------

Im gonna scoot in on my walker.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:06 AM (sBOL1)

150
Nuru massage pallor?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 22, 2017 10:07 AM (ZFUt7)

151 Speaking of child speech, anyone else note that many children with cancer or other terrible diseases speak in a manner of someone well beyond their age?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 22, 2017 10:05 AM


Very true. I always chalked it up to the kids being around so many adults all the time. And many of those adults would speak in a frank and open manner with the child.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:07 AM (0tfLf)

152 All children in a program have to be re-evaluated annually to see if services are still necessary. There are very few if any programs that involve placing a child in a special ed classroom. One scenario might be severe autism (non-verbal).

Posted by: grammie winger


That's interesting. Is that a national standard of some sort, or state, or how does that work? I'm going to confess ignorance combined with suspicion of governmental competence here, so feel free to enlighten the heck outta me...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 10:08 AM (9krrF)

153 IrishEi, I was just about to say the same thing. No one looks Japanese to me.

But it's a very pretty picture, and one I had never seen. Thanks, CBD.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:08 AM (sBOL1)

154 Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj)

You've got all my best wishes and hopes, Insomniac. Stay frosty!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 10:08 AM (X6fMO)

155 Also, my son isn't disabled!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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That's great! I didn't talk for quite a while and then had a lisp and stuttered. Probably because dad kept yelling, "say it!" and "duhdaduhdaduhda." Funny guy, right? The speech therapy I got at school (second and third grades, I think) was great. Fixed both problems. Glad you son is doing well!

Posted by: Dang at March 22, 2017 10:08 AM (8b+oT)

156 >>Im gonna scoot in on my walker.

Race ya!

Posted by: Hillary at March 22, 2017 10:09 AM (gTQoY)

157 It's no Hiroshige.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (H5rtT)

Who was no Toyohiro.
Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 10:03 AM (RD7QR)


*yawn*

Posted by: Hokusai at March 22, 2017 10:09 AM (8nWyX)

158 143
Payless Shoes is filing bankruptcy and Sears is on deathwatch

________________________________

Sears, another corporation that couldn't figure out that the internet is the future of retail.

Ironically, Sears started out as a catalog company and were the original Amazon. The catalog functioned as the internet.

Brick and mortar stores are dead.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2017 10:09 AM (4AVeu)

159 Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 09:57 AM (9krrF)

I'm a member of the Cornell site, haven't really looked at it in a while. When the old man and I used to be avid birders I used to keep track of some of the birdhouses he'd put up.

One year we watched a red tail hawk build a nest in the woods behind his house. Fascinating. The next year a Great Horned Owl claimed the nest.

I so love the avian kingdom.

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2017 10:09 AM (nNdYv)

160 Make sure you lock the door so we all can't come dancing in.



And Fen won't have to drag us out and close the door...

Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:06 AM (gTQoY)

The mother parental snap while on the phone....you knew you were in for it at the end of the call.

Posted by: A deplorable dude in MI at March 22, 2017 10:09 AM (5Uq5D)

161 this artist, girard, apparently has difficulty painting nipples. sad.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 22, 2017 10:09 AM (WTSFk)

162 heh

(Delete space)
https://twitter.com/SethAMandel/status/ 844539134161178624

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 10:09 AM (Om16U)

163 "Oh, my god...I don't know what to do with myself right now. I'm crying at the theft of culture. Japan was destroyed by stuff like this."
-Very smart college student who's struggling with their core classes but acing that gender studies course


Japan was destroyed by B-29's. And hubris.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Spring Sale! Get Your Vernal Vituperations at the Outrage Outlet! at March 22, 2017 10:10 AM (hLRSq)

164 It's no Hiroshige.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 09:46 AM (H5rtT)

Who was no Toyohiro.
Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 10:03 AM (RD7QR)

*yawn*

Posted by: Hokusai

******


Wax on, wax off

Posted by: Miyagi at March 22, 2017 10:10 AM (wPiJc)

165 Posted by: IrishEi at March 22, 2017 10:06 AM (HiDrR)

In the "rules" of Western academic art, foreign settings were fine, but populating them with non-European people degraded art.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2017 10:10 AM (nwqNw)

166 Japan was destroyed by B-29's. And hubris.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Spring Sale! Get Your Vernal Vituperations at the Outrage Outlet!


I think Dec 7, 1941 was the start of it

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (FZYNt)

167 Also, my son isn't disabled! 
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Sometimes the brain works faster than the speech skills. Sort of like hitting a baseball. Swing too soon or too late, nothing. It takes practice.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (ZFUt7)

168 That's interesting. Is that a national standard of
some sort, or state, or how does that work? I'm going to confess
ignorance combined with suspicion of governmental competence here, so
feel free to enlighten the heck outta me...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 10:08 AM (9krrF)
==============================

I believe it's a Federal law. It was enacted in the early 70's when I was working on my Master's, but I can't remember the name of the law. It mandated that children age 3 and up were to be provided special services via school systems up until the age of 18. It might be 21 now, I can't remember. I know my brother received services until he was 21, but he had multiple handicaps. Not sure if that made a difference.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (lwiT4)

169 I'm confused.

If I went to the barber and took off all my clothes while they worked on my hair, there'd be a problem.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (4AVeu)

170 I think it's cute that California thinks it can interfere with interstate commerce.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (B+qrE)

171 The kimonos are really lovely. Wish I had a dress made out of fabric like that.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (sBOL1)

172 Is that the crack of Dawn?
Posted by: Rick in SK



.....asks Tony Orlando.....

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (Uohrc)

173 Sock on, sock off

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (wPiJc)

174 The Sears website is a kluge of Pixiness and Wal-Mart. Awful.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (UOJLJ)

175 Watched doc series last night called Nazi Death Squads. There are a couple of countries I need to add to my shit list

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (fgzLM)

176 I think Dec 7, 1941 was the start of it

I'd track it back to Tsushima.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (B+qrE)

177 163

Japan was destroyed by B-29's. And hubris.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Spring Sale! Get Your Vernal Vituperations at the Outrage Outlet! at March 22, 2017 10:10 AM (hLRSq)
==============

Finally...jeez. That took forever.

I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)

178 One of my kids talked late, didn't talk a lot, etc. etc.

Now he talks my ear off. Still some issues with brain working faster than mouth, so his stories can be hard to follow, etc. Siblings aren't always patient with that, which doesn't help.

Don't know if I should be doing anything other than listening a lot and getting him to read out loud more.

Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (gTQoY)

179 @166 Nah, it was when that rummy Matthew Perry sailed into the bay with his train set. Their doom was sealed.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (H5rtT)

180 Japan was destroyed by B-29's. And hubris.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Spring Sale! Get Your Vernal Vituperations at the Outrage Outlet! at March 22, 2017 10:10 AM


But mostly B-29s.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (0tfLf)

181 169 I'm confused.

If I went to the barber and took off all my clothes while they worked on my hair, there'd be a problem.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (4AVeu)

There are places to get your hair cut where it works the other way around.

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (7HtZB)

182 In the "rules" of Western academic art, foreign settings were fine, but populating them with non-European people degraded art.
Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2017 10:10 AM (nwqNw)
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Kris, that's really interesting. Thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (sBOL1)

183 I'm confused.

If I went to the barber and took off all my clothes while they worked on my hair, there'd be a problem.



Same with Miley Cyrus. When she licks a hammer, it's art.
When I do it, Home Depot tells me to put my clothes back on & GTFO.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (Uohrc)

184 171 The kimonos are really lovely. Wish I had a dress made out of fabric like that.

Can I interest you in a housecoat made from chair upholstery ?

Posted by: Michelle from Chicago at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM (/BTP8)

185 I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)

"Ishtar" & "Heaven's Gate."

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM (7HtZB)

186 At least we have something nice to look at, not like the dreadful picture at the top of the last thread....

Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM (DLV/d)

187 178 One of my kids talked late, didn't talk a lot, etc. etc.

Now he talks my ear off. Still some issues with brain working faster than mouth, so his stories can be hard to follow, etc. Siblings aren't always patient with that, which doesn't help.

Don't know if I should be doing anything other than listening a lot and getting him to read out loud more.
Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (gTQoY)

==================

Yeah...now my son won't leave me alone to read about Abraham Lincoln in peace.

Jeez.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM (mC1ZI)

188 Same with Miley Cyrus. When she licks a hammer, it's art.
When I do it, Home Depot tells me to put my clothes back on & GTFO.
Posted by: rickb223


And that's why we aren't allowed in Burger King anymore

Posted by: Just the punchline guy at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM (FZYNt)

189 Japan was destroyed by B-29's. And hubris.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Spring Sale! Get Your Vernal Vituperations at the Outrage Outlet!


Eh. Godzila vs. Huburis wasn't one of the better films.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 10:16 AM (9krrF)

190
Sniper is pounding one out in the bushes.

Posted by: josephistan

That'll be 100 dollars please

Signed
State of Texas

Posted by: Bruce at March 22, 2017 10:16 AM (8ikIW)

191 Same with Miley Cyrus. When she licks a hammer, it's art.

When I do it, Home Depot tells me to put my clothes back on GTFO.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (Uohrc)

Try Menards....they're much more accepting. Also 11% off everything!

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2017 10:16 AM (Enq6K)

192 But mostly B-29s.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (0tfLf)


Ahem.

(Gurgle)

Posted by: U.S. Submarine Fleet at March 22, 2017 10:16 AM (B+qrE)

193 Can I interest you in a housecoat made from chair upholstery ?
Posted by: Michelle from Chicago at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM (/BTP
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Nope. All yours.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:16 AM (sBOL1)

194 Can I interest you in a housecoat made from chair upholstery ?
Posted by: Michelle from Chicago at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM (/BTP


I'm actually looking for more of a 1970s motel drapery look, I don't suppose you have a closet full of that?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 10:16 AM (8nWyX)

195 185 I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)

"Ishtar" & "Heaven's Gate."

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM


Perfect!


Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:17 AM (0tfLf)

196 Is that the crack of Dawn?
Posted by: Rick in SK


None of your damn business.

Posted by: Helen Reddy at March 22, 2017 10:17 AM (X6fMO)

197 185 I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)

"Ishtar" & "Heaven's Gate."
Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM (7HtZB)

=================

I see what you did there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:17 AM (mC1ZI)

198 Speaking of Japan, hubby & me watched something on Viki (a free, ad-supported streaming site):

Nouhime: Wife of a Samurai
it's a 2-part tv movie, nice sets & period costumes, adheres to a history pretty well, about Oda Nobunaga from the pov of his wife (although here they give the couple a romance, historically it' believed to be a loveless match)

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 10:17 AM (Om16U)

199 Finally...jeez. That took forever.

I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.




What was "The Postman" & Waterworld"?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:17 AM (Uohrc)

200 My youngest grandson is three, and has immature speech and language patterns. For instance, he might say "We doe swim wunch?, meaning "We're going swimming after lunch?". I work with him at home, but we did do the evaluation thing.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 10:17 AM (lwiT4)

201 I also watched Kubo and Two Strings. Japan addresses death a lot different than the West. We don't go gently into the night. They almost consider it an honor.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 22, 2017 10:18 AM (fgzLM)

202 I'm actually looking for more of a 1970s motel drapery look, I don't suppose you have a closet full of that?
Posted by: hogmartin

not in your size

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:18 AM (FZYNt)

203 The kimonos are really lovely. Wish I had a dress made out of fabric like that.



Can I interest you in a housecoat made from chair upholstery ?

Posted by: Michelle from Chicago at March 22, 2017 10:15 AM (/BTP

My brother (rest his sole) sent my mother a beautiful kimono while he was stationed in Japan...I have it now stored away..must get it out to make sure its still okay..its in my cedar chest.

Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 10:18 AM (DLV/d)

204 192
But mostly B-29s.



Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (0tfLf)



Ahem.



(Gurgle)

Posted by: U.S. Submarine Fleet at March 22, 2017 10:16 AM (B+qrE)

If only, somebody had gone out, taken a bunch of heavily defended islands, and built and defended some airfields so those B-29's had an airfield to fly from and to.


Posted by: United States Marine Corps at March 22, 2017 10:18 AM (7N6ox)

205 192 But mostly B-29s.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:14 AM (0tfLf)

Ahem.

(Gurgle)

Posted by: U.S. Submarine Fleet at March 22, 2017 10:16 AM


Good point. My 'ol man was on subs throughout the war. If he were here today he'd point out the error in my thinking.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:18 AM (0tfLf)

206 199 What was "The Postman" & Waterworld"?
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:17 AM (Uohrc)

=================

Factoid:

Waterworld actually made its money back.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:19 AM (mC1ZI)

207 >>For instance, he might say "We doe swim wunch?, meaning "We're going swimming after lunch?

Maybe he's Japanese.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 10:19 AM (/tuJf)

208 I also watched Kubo and Two Strings. Japan addresses death a lot different than the West. We don't go gently into the night. They almost consider it an honor.





BANZAIIIIIIIIII!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:19 AM (Uohrc)

209 Colin, is it silk? Do get it out and take a look at it. Make sure you wrap it in acid-free tissue paper to store it. You don't want cedar oil getting on it.

I'll bet it's gorgeous.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:19 AM (sBOL1)

210 Finally...jeez. That took forever.

I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.




What was "The Postman" & Waterworld"?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:17 AM (Uohrc)


I'll take The Conqueror and Darling Lili for 500, Alex.

Posted by: Helen Reddy at March 22, 2017 10:19 AM (X6fMO)

211 I love this painting, both for the subject and for the style and technical skill. The room is not crowded but each item is carefully crafted and has so much detail, even the lanterns in the rear window. The naked woman forms the focus in her simplicity and brightness. The women assisting her almost blend into the room with the detail in their clothing but still suggest movement. The color palette is cool and relaxing, adding to the feeling of unhurried motion. I can even imagine the melody being played, one careful note at a time. Girard creates a strong sense of comfort and leisure in a morning routine. It is very appealing.

Girard's other works can convey a bustling town scene, the quiet of a farmstead, or a figure awaiting something. But whether crowded or simple, he provides plenty of detail to catch the viewers eye and entertain them. And he uses colors that compliment each scene. I found most of his paintings very interesting and effective at least, usually more.

Girard didn't do stirring, historic scenes but pleasant, often rural paintings. Maybe he was the Kinkade of his day.

Posted by: JTB at March 22, 2017 10:19 AM (V+03K)

212 170 I think it's cute that California thinks it can interfere with interstate commerce.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (B+qrE)

Who's going to stop them?

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (RD7QR)

213 In the "rules" of Western academic art, foreign settings were fine, but populating them with non-European people degraded art.
Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2017 10:10 AM
~~~~~

Racists!
/s

Posted by: IrishEi at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (HiDrR)

214 Nude lady has a nice arch to that foot.

Posted by: Arch and Heel Fanciers, Inc. at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (HQ28E)

215 8 Reminds me that I saw a commercial last evening in which a guy was teaching his teenaged daughter how to shave her legs. ??

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

I loathe those commercials - there's also one when the girl gets her period for the first time. If I were a single father of a daughter, I would find a woman in my life to have this talk with my daughter.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (vg8iE)

216 Off, feminist harpy sock.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (X6fMO)

217 Waterworld actually made its money back.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

you can thank Jeanne Tripplehorn's boobs for that

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (FZYNt)

218 I'm actually looking for more of a 1970s motel drapery look, I don't suppose you have a closet full of that?

I have a vintage '76 Holiday Inn full-length strapless model that I think you'll like. Really accenctuates the arms and shoulders. That style is making a huge comeback on Kashyyyk.

Posted by: Michelle from Chicago at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (/BTP8)

219 @206 I suppose it was "Huge in Japan"?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (H5rtT)

220 Colin, is it silk? Do get it out and take a look at
it. Make sure you wrap it in acid-free tissue paper to store it. You
don't want cedar oil getting on it.



I'll bet it's gorgeous.





Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:19 AM (sBOL1)

Thanks for the advice, I haven't checked on it for quite sometime.

Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 10:21 AM (DLV/d)

221 http://cbsloc.al/2nBIdmA
----
Sears Says There's 'Substantial Doubt' It Will Stay In Business
----
WOW!!

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 22, 2017 10:21 AM (y3aQB)

222 Maybe he's Japanese.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 10:19 AM (/tuJf)
==============================

Do they stock them in blue-eyed blonde? Then, could be.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 10:21 AM (lwiT4)

223 >>Yeah...now my son won't leave me alone to read about Abraham Lincoln in peace.

You're making him read THAT out loud at age 3??

I think your expectations might be part of the problem!!1!


/sarc

Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:21 AM (gTQoY)

224 Posted by: Arch and Heel Fanciers

*****


Betty? Veronica? Is that you?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2017 10:21 AM (wPiJc)

225 G'day from Down Under and it's Thursday!

Good luck Insomniac - hope all goes well with the phone interview -just phone, no Skyping?

Then you can stay in your pyjamas ....

Posted by: Aussie at March 22, 2017 10:22 AM (N/OEj)

226 210 I'll take The Conqueror and Darling Lili for 500, Alex.
Posted by: Helen Reddy at March 22, 2017 10:19 AM (X6fMO)

==================

"What am I, chopped liver?"
-The Lone Ranger

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:22 AM (mC1ZI)

227 >>>> Oh...has anyone seen my keys?

Yes.

Posted by: Your friendly neighborhood NSA at March 22, 2017 10:22 AM (+2TMo)

228 Sears Says There's 'Substantial Doubt' It Will Stay In Business




Lifetime warranty on Craftsman is rapidly approaching end of life.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:22 AM (Uohrc)

229 212 170 I think it's cute that California thinks it can interfere with interstate commerce.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (B+qrE)

Who's going to stop them?

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM


What those dumb-asses don't realize that pretty soon all their commerce will be interstate as the exodus of jobs and companies from California continues. And it is dramatic...over 1.5 million jobs, depending on who you read.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:23 AM (0tfLf)

230 Factoid: Waterworld actually made its money back.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


It's actually a decent movie, if you can get past the God-awful parts.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 22, 2017 10:23 AM (ZFUt7)

231 223
You're making him read THAT out loud at age 3??

I think your expectations might be part of the problem!!1!


/sarc
Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:21 AM (gTQoY)

=================

Factoid:

First thing I ever read to him was a selection from the Martin Van Buren biography I was reading at the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:23 AM (mC1ZI)

232 Hello, Aussie!

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 10:23 AM (8nWyX)

233 Yes.

Posted by: Your friendly neighborhood NSA at March 22, 2017 10:22 AM (+2TMo)

Is that you Bob??

Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 10:23 AM (DLV/d)

234 Sears Says There's 'Substantial Doubt' It Will Stay In Business

Saw this coming in the 80s.

Stodgy, inert, and bloated is no way to go through life.

Posted by: U.S. Submarine Fleet at March 22, 2017 10:23 AM (B+qrE)

235 sock off

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 10:24 AM (B+qrE)

236 Stodgy, inert, and bloated is no way to go through life.
Posted by: U.S. Submarine Fleet at March 22, 2017 10:23 AM (B+qrE)


Tell it to BuOrd and their magical Mk14 torpedo.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 10:24 AM (8nWyX)

237 >>Lifetime warranty on Craftsman is rapidly approaching end of life.

Craftsman Tools was sold to Stanley earlier this year.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 10:24 AM (/tuJf)

238 Payless was a Klingon hero.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2017 10:24 AM (IqV8l)

239 One of my kids was saying three and four words sentences on his first birthday. Another didn't say a word until after her second. Both ended up being very intelligent (full scholarships) and well adjusted (not engineers like dad)..

Posted by: Kevin C at March 22, 2017 10:24 AM (9khZC)

240
Lifetime warranty on Craftsman is rapidly approaching end of life.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:22 AM (Uohrc)

They sold Craftsman to Stanley-Black and Decker earlier this year.

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2017 10:24 AM (Enq6K)

241 230
It's actually a decent movie, if you can get past the God-awful parts.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 22, 2017 10:23 AM (ZFUt7)

=================

True.

I wanted something hilariously bad. Instead I got something mediocre.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:24 AM (mC1ZI)

242 Nouhime: Wife of a Samurai
it's a 2-part tv movie, nice sets & period costumes ...


Ooh !!! I must hear more !!!

Posted by: Miki Agrawal at March 22, 2017 10:24 AM (/BTP8)

243 Why in the world would a small package that left Kansas City go thru Michigan and now sits in Pennsylvania, heading for Alabama? No wonder these idiots are in trouble.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at March 22, 2017 10:25 AM (zRZaJ)

244 Three more Radio Shacks closed in my area this week, only two left.

Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 10:25 AM (DLV/d)

245 Posted by: IrishEi at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (HiDrR)

Actually, I think the label applies here. It does seem Japan got more respect than other non-European cultures though, because they had the "good sense" to Modernize (ie. Westernize) which gained them much respect in Europe.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2017 10:26 AM (nwqNw)

246 http://washex.am/2nBJGJC
----
Family of murdered DNC staffer raising money to investigate unsolved crime
----
Here's a hint Go to DNC & Clinton Mafia

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 22, 2017 10:26 AM (y3aQB)

247 I'd track it back to Tsushima.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (B+qrE)




Gesundheit

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2017 10:26 AM (493sH)

248 Good luck, Insomniac!

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 10:26 AM (RD7QR)

249 "What am I, chopped liver?"
-The Lone Ranger

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:22 AM (mC1ZI)


It's funny how, beyond the Weissmuller Tarzans and the Clayton Moore Lone Ranger, neither franchise, so far as I know, has ever been rebooted successfully.

Which is an excuse for an NSFW shot of the Bo Derek Tarzan, the Ape Man:

http://tinyurl.com/mr5sag3

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 10:26 AM (X6fMO)

250 I can't remember the last time I was in Sears.

Posted by: dantesed at March 22, 2017 10:27 AM (88xKn)

251 I am so grateful for the influence Japanese block prints and brush painting had on modern Western art. Had Impressionism bloomed in our day and age and not when it did, would artists like Mary Cassatt be accused of cultural appropriation? I wonder.

Posted by: LizLem at March 22, 2017 10:27 AM (+2TMo)

252 Bloody browsers - IE was crappy, Chrome was hopeless tonight (would not open) so I've downloaded Firefox now


And I'm well on the way to becoming a crazy cat lady

Little tiny all grey furry kitty, about 10 weeks if that, , found by a friend wandering in the carpark of a hardware store..and she already has 3 kitties, 2 birds, 2 dogs, a snake and some lizards so no room at her house

Aussie Bloke is not impressed ..



Posted by: Aussie at March 22, 2017 10:27 AM (N/OEj)

253 221 http://cbsloc.al/2nBIdmA
----
Sears Says There's 'Substantial Doubt' It Will Stay In Business
----
WOW!!
------------------------

I just bought a mattress and box spring at Sears. Never did get the box spring as the one they brought wouldn't fit up the stairs, so they said they would order a split one. Then got a call that they don't sell this item. Went round and round - one saying it was ordered and would be delivered, another saying they don't even sell this item.

Finally got to the point of "just refund my damn money." Of course, they couldn't just refund the card - they had to send a physical check. It was a nightmare. So, yeah, they did it to themselves.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 22, 2017 10:27 AM (vg8iE)

254 34 Birds. Nasty things.
Little to no redeeming qualities.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 09:47 AM (UOJLJ)


Birds are just rats with wings.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 22, 2017 10:29 AM (QUzxR)

255 210 ... Actually, I enjoyed Darling Lili. It has some fun slapstick humor, is beautifully filmed and has those wonderful Henry Mancini songs. I don't want to be depressed and sad at the end of a movie.

Posted by: JTB at March 22, 2017 10:29 AM (V+03K)

256 I replaced a Sears garage door opener last fall with a newer one, but I see the opener is made by: Chamberlain, LiftMaster, and Craftsman have interchangeable parts, primarily the gear and...

Probably true with lots of Sears products.

Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 10:30 AM (DLV/d)

257 249 It's funny how, beyond the Weissmuller Tarzans and the Clayton Moore Lone Ranger, neither franchise, so far as I know, has ever been rebooted successfully.

Which is an excuse for an NSFW shot of the Bo Derek Tarzan, the Ape Man:

http://tinyurl.com/mr5sag3
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 10:26 AM (X6fMO)

==================

This suddenly reminds me of a movie thread topic I was going to do:

Why Modern Action Movies that would have cost $20-30 million in the 80s now cost $150-200 million today.

I got the idea after watching the openings to both Spectre and Terminator: Genisys.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:30 AM (mC1ZI)

258 242 Miki

here's a link to the page on Viki

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lt3l7ff

You can just watch it directly on your computer, or get the app (which I think will require you make an account)

It's free, you just wave to sit thru commercials

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 10:30 AM (Om16U)

259 >>First thing I ever read to him was a selection from the Martin Van Buren biography I was reading at the time.

We really liked the hand puppets!

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at March 22, 2017 10:30 AM (gTQoY)

260 PG-13 edition (o)(o)

Posted by: Max Power at March 22, 2017 10:30 AM (QCc6B)

261 I went to Sears about 5 years ago to buy a vacuum cleaner. There was the appliance guy, the tool guy, the women's clothing lady, and me in the store. That's it as far as I could tell.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 10:30 AM (lwiT4)

262 259 >>First thing I ever read to him was a selection from the Martin Van Buren biography I was reading at the time.

We really liked the hand puppets!
Posted by: Bob from the NSA at March 22, 2017 10:30 AM (gTQoY)

================

Oh, my. Thank you so much. That means a lot...

Wait a minute. Get out of here, NSA! Shoo!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:31 AM (mC1ZI)

263 260 PG-13 edition (o)(o)
Posted by: Max Power

more like (x)(x)

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:31 AM (FZYNt)

264 I think I walked through a Sears when I went into a mall a while ago. Does that count?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 22, 2017 10:31 AM (KUaJL)

265 Birds. Nasty things.
Little to no redeeming qualities.
====


Ah beg to diffah, suh.

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at March 22, 2017 10:32 AM (ArGlz)

266 Yep, I mentioned the Sears issue in the morning thread. I'm sad that this company was such a staple of my life in my youth, and like so many other things it's going away too.

I was very happy that there was a Sears Hardware store near my house, until that closed up about six months ago. I would go there instead of Home Depot because it was easier to find things, plus I have a strong preference for Craftsman tools.

For a long time, Sears was the only real major store in my area and I relied on them for a lot. It's sad.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (eytER)

267 now my son won't leave me alone to read about Abraham Lincoln in peace.

Onboard parsing process read that as "About Abraham Lincoln in Peace,"
and I thought shay-hut son, that there would be a short damn book.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (H5rtT)

268 Couple years ago I stopped by a Sears to compare prices on some flat-screens.

There were like 3 salespeople in the electronics area, and me. The whole store seemed to be nothing but employees, no customers.

Ended up buying it at Best Buy.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (ul9CR)

269 Bought a washer and dryer at Sears (who hasn't right?)
Anyway it was delivered and installed by a three man team. Only one spoke English (barely) and I swear he was the same asshat who emptied his magazine at my HUMVV in Mogadishu. The fire started 10 minutes into the first dryer run.
They fixed everything...and that was the last time I ever bought anything from Sears.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (0tfLf)

270 Ah beg to diffah, suh.
Posted by: Colonel Sanders

all breasts and thighs please

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (FZYNt)

271 I went to Sears about 5 years ago to buy a vacuum cleaner. There was the appliance guy, the tool guy, the women's clothing lady, and me in the store. That's it as far as I could tell.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 10:30 AM (lwiT4)


The Sears around here seems to be doing enough business that it could sustain itself if the parent company imploded. I've bought a vacuum cleaner, lawnmower, snowblower, washing machine, and a bunch of other stuff from them, and I always have to wait in line at the cashier.

K-mart, on the other hand... I don't think I've seen one in 10 years. I'm sure they exist, but they've got to be a howling wasteland.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (8nWyX)

272
I can't remember the last time I was in Sears.
Posted by: dantesed

I can. I always bought paint there.

Anyway, there was this guy I knew, who always seemed to be working at stores that went out of business. He was working the paint counter and I knew my local Sears was done. Sure enough. Two months later - closed.

I just don't think the millennial generation is going to buy tools, paint walls, ever do anything on their own.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (ZFUt7)

273 My dad had what seemed like a 5 year battle with Sears over a lawn mower he bought....in the 70's. Seems he was fixing something on the damn thing every week.

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (Enq6K)

274 It's funny how, beyond the Weissmuller Tarzans and the Clayton Moore Lone Ranger, neither franchise, so far as I know, has ever been rebooted successfully.

Which is an excuse for an NSFW shot of the Bo Derek Tarzan, the Ape Man:

http://tinyurl.com/mr5sag3

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 10:26 AM (X6fMO)



Not exactly a reboot but Tarzan continued on into the 60s with the Mike Henry movies and Ron Ely TV show. Except for a few movies it hasn't done much since then

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2017 10:34 AM (493sH)

275 267 Onboard parsing process read that as "About Abraham Lincoln in Peace,"
and I thought shay-hut son, that there would be a short damn book.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (H5rtT)

==================

The Prairie Years was 2 volumes and about a thousand pages.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:34 AM (mC1ZI)

276
I was very happy that there was a Sears Hardware store near my house, until that closed up about six months ago.

That's about the same time the one near me closed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2017 10:34 AM (IqV8l)

277 Way back in the old days, Sears sold house plans. Mostly for Prairie style or Craftsman style homes. They are common in some parts of the Midwest.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 10:35 AM (lwiT4)

278 Will Lands' End close too?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 10:35 AM (Om16U)

279 I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)


Fat Man and Little Boy?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 22, 2017 10:35 AM (QUzxR)

280 "My wife had serious speaking issues as a child, and I found out a few months ago that my dad had a speech therapist as a kid, too. "

It's funny how kids are born with all kinds of different attributes - once you have kids, you realize how much of the equation are things that the parents have nothing to do with, other than an ability to hopefully guide them to a good use.

We have a grandson who's now 5, very talkative, when he was 3 and still speaking gibberish we would see him sometimes head towards our back porch, face the yard, and then launch into these long orations with his hands outspread like he was Mark Antony speaking at Caesar's funeral. Of course there were no intelligible words, but his cadence and earnestness was impressive. Then, after a couple minutes of this, he would be satisfied and he would turn and come back inside. I thought "damn, that kids gonna be a politician some day."

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2017 10:36 AM (V2Yro)

281 279 I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)

Fat Man and Little Boy?
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 22, 2017 10:35 AM (QUzxR)

====================

That's it!

Second place, though, OM.

Steak knives.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:36 AM (mC1ZI)

282 @275 And there's a war in it. Isn't there.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:36 AM (H5rtT)

283
Brick and mortar stores are dead.

*
*
Print is dead.

(Come to think of it, so am I.)

Posted by: Egon Spengler at March 22, 2017 10:36 AM (HQ28E)

284 232 hogmartin

Hi there from Down Under - looking for an Aussie animal eating human horror story - none found!

Posted by: Aussie at March 22, 2017 10:37 AM (N/OEj)

285 280 We have a grandson who's now 5, very talkative, when he was 3 and still speaking gibberish we would see him sometimes head towards our back porch, face the yard, and then launch into these long orations with his hands outspread like he was Mark Antony speaking at Caesar's funeral. Of course there were no intelligible words, but his cadence and earnestness was impressive. Then, after a couple minutes of this, he would be satisfied and he would turn and come back inside. I thought "damn, that kids gonna be a politician some day."
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2017 10:36 AM (V2Yro)

=================

You're Ted Cruz's father, aren't you?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:37 AM (mC1ZI)

286 Hmmm. I had never conceived that women get naked and play the guitar while getting their hair done.

Live and learn.

Posted by: simplemind at March 22, 2017 10:37 AM (xVRrG)

287 I wonder if anyone has a collection of Sears, J C Penny and Montgomery Ward catalogs. Probably something worth saving. They maybe all online somewhere, haven't looked.

Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 10:37 AM (DLV/d)

288 Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2017 10:36 AM (V2Yro)

That's hilarious.

Although you should've recorded it and checked if it was a real language
*cue Twilight Zone music*

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 10:37 AM (Om16U)

289 282 @275 And there's a war in it. Isn't there.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:36 AM (H5rtT)

===================

A couple. Black Hawk War and Mexican American War.

Most of the two volumes are about his education and lawyerin' around Illinois.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:38 AM (mC1ZI)

290
281 279 I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)

Fat Man and Little Boy?
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 22, 2017 10:35 AM (QUzxR)

====================

That's it!

Second place, though, OM.

Steak knives.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:36 AM


Dropped by the Enola Gay and BoxCar.

What did I win??? What did I win???

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:38 AM (0tfLf)

291 Actually, I enjoyed Darling Lili. It has some fun slapstick humor, is beautifully filmed and has those wonderful Henry Mancini songs. I don't want to be depressed and sad at the end of a movie.

Posted by: JTB at March 22, 2017 10:29 AM (V+03K)

Darling Lili
is actually a nice movie, but it went massively over budget, which is why I mentioned it as a "bomb." A lot of blame is attached to Blake Edwards, but a share of the blame ought to go to 20th Century-Fox, too.

One example: the aerial dogfight scenes were originally going to be filmed in Hollywood, but the studio insisted on Edwards and crew going to Ireland. Why? Because they still had biplanes stashed over there from 1966s The Blue Max and wanted to use them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 10:38 AM (X6fMO)

292 I wonder if anyone has a collection of Sears, J C Penny and Montgomery Ward catalogs. Probably something worth saving. They maybe all online somewhere, haven't looked.

I have some old Sears catalogs. They go back to the days when they shipped with perforated pages.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 10:39 AM (eytER)

293 290 Dropped by the Enola Gay and BoxCar.

What did I win??? What did I win???
Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:38 AM (0tfLf)

=================

Third place.

A copy of our board game. It's Life. We're giving you a used copy of Life. Probably missing half the pieces, too.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:39 AM (mC1ZI)

294 Will Lands' End close too?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 10:35 AM (Om16U)
=========================

I hope not. Kindergarten Grandson has to get all his clothes through Land's End. Charter School school uniforms. Navy Blue slacks and Hunter Green knit shirts. Or else he can wear a white shirt with navy tie. But they all come through Land's End. They embroider them with the school emblem too.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 10:39 AM (lwiT4)

295 Oh yay, the Ace of Smutty Smut Spades HQ!

No, but seriously, I'll look closer later, when I'm not on the work pooter.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 22, 2017 10:39 AM (TOk1P)

296 I remember waiting for the Sears Wish Book to arrive before Christmas. That thing was packed with every toy ever made.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:40 AM (UOJLJ)

297 Can we PLEASE not have the usual slug fest of this young woman's physical attributes in this thread?
Posted by: Muldoon
****

So I'm not allowed to say I'd hit it?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at March 22, 2017 10:40 AM (0x/TW)

298 Problems with wifi here, as well.

Anyway, 2 1/2 yo grandson was referred by pediatrician from a checklist. Very, very, very expensive (daughter has good insurance, but not covered). Anyway, her thought process was that if she didn't do what the pediatrician said, she would be 'neglectful' somehow. Kid seems fine to me, understands most words, just refuses to talk. He walks around with his board books and points out letters and says letters, but he is very independent. My suggestion was that he not start kindergarden until later (very close to state cutoff) if it continues, which is what most parents of boys do in our area.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 10:41 AM (MIKMs)

299 181 169 I'm confused.

If I went to the barber and took off all my clothes while they worked on my hair, there'd be a problem.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2017 10:12 AM (4AVeu)

There are places to get your hair cut where it works the other way around.

*
*
Go on . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 22, 2017 10:41 AM (HQ28E)

300 Obamacare v. Rynocare: Whoever wins, you lose.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 22, 2017 10:41 AM (Nwg0u)

301 I just don't think the millennial generation is going to buy tools, paint walls, ever do anything on their own.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum




Could be the reason for the explosion of Sherwin-Williams company stores here in the DFW Metroplex.
Seriously. WTF? You mean to tell me that there is enough business OUTSIDE of Home Depot & Lowes to support those stores? I pass two on my drive in to work just on surface streets, not freeways.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:41 AM (Uohrc)

302 I believe Lands End, which is now shit, divested from Sears a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:41 AM (UOJLJ)

303 We have a kmart nearby. Seems like there's always cars there...not sure if employees outnumber customers as I've never been inside.

Posted by: A deplorable dude in MI at March 22, 2017 10:41 AM (5Uq5D)

304 100
Anyone notice that Rome's new mayor is smokin' hot?

Atsa nice!

Posted by: Silvio Berlusconi at March 22, 2017 10:42 AM (1pWEQ)

305 272
I just don't think the millennial generation is going to buy tools, paint walls, ever do anything on their own.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 22, 2017 10:33 AM (ZFUt7)

===================

I'm learning to do a lot of it on my own now that I own a house.

I've put up a fence. Felt very manly doing it, too.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:42 AM (mC1ZI)

306 There are places to get your hair cut where it works the other way around.
*
*
Go on . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

home of the hairy nipple

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:43 AM (FZYNt)

307 I have some old Sears catalogs. They go back to the days when they shipped with perforated pages.



For the outhouse crew.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:43 AM (Uohrc)

308 I want to know what language babies are speaking to each other. They seem to understand each other, and it doesn't matter what ethnic background they have. Put babies from all over the world together and they know exactly what each one is saying. How do we lose that?

Posted by: Abby at March 22, 2017 10:44 AM (HBU7W)

309 Carl Sandburg, Lincoln biographer, was a big fan of Hokusai and Hiroshige.

Dick Powell, director of one of the great submarine movies, died of his exposure to The Conqueror.

Full-circling the drain, here.

Dick Powell singing a song you've all heard Daffy Duck sing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAm-bzk63OI

He also did "We're In The Money," another WB cartoon leitmotif.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:44 AM (H5rtT)

310 A used copy of Life!
Gawd I hope I don't have to get married...The single guys always seem to win.
And besides, I barely know her.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:45 AM (0tfLf)

311 Shots fired outside Parliment in London...developing

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:45 AM (UOJLJ)

312 311 Shots fired outside Parliment in London...developing
Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:45 AM (UOJLJ)

=================

"Probably someone who doesn't like the ACA."
-Michael Bloomberg

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:45 AM (mC1ZI)

313 Shots fired outside Parliment in London...developing
--------------------------
IF not blanks, surely they have hit something by now.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 22, 2017 10:46 AM (SsblQ)

314 311 Shots fired outside Parliment in London...developing
Posted by: Under Fire


Blaming PDT in 3....2....1....

Posted by: MSM at March 22, 2017 10:46 AM (FZYNt)

315 Trump's fault

Posted by: A deplorable dude in MI at March 22, 2017 10:46 AM (5Uq5D)

316 Shots fired outside Parliment in London...developing

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:45 AM (UOJLJ)




Unpossible. Britain has strict gun laws.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 10:47 AM (PY9jH)

317 Shots fired outside Parliment in London...developing
Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:45 AM (UOJLJ)

====

Gun free country. Fake News.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 10:47 AM (ArGlz)

318 Shots fired outside Parliment in London...developing

Won't any victims be happy that NHS is there!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2017 10:48 AM (oVJmc)

319 Parliament? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at March 22, 2017 10:48 AM (vg8iE)

320 My 'ol man loved Montgomery Wards.
Bought all his tires there.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:48 AM (0tfLf)

321 Jinx , Jane buy me a Coke

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 10:48 AM (ArGlz)

322 291 ... MP4, Thanks for the background on Darling Lili. I had no idea it was so completely over budget. My favorite part was the Mancini and Mercer songs. We had an LP of the soundtrack. I just checked IMDB and learned that William Peter Blatty (Exorcist) was a co-writer.

Posted by: JTB at March 22, 2017 10:48 AM (V+03K)

323 >>Unpossible. Britain has strict gun laws.

Report I saw says bad guy had a machete, and was shot, perhaps by police.

Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:48 AM (gTQoY)

324 Maybe they brought back duelling

Posted by: A deplorable dude in MI at March 22, 2017 10:48 AM (5Uq5D)

325 http://tinyurl.com/kds27av

=================

Both hilarious and very very sad:

Latinos are reporting fewer sexual assaults amid a climate of fear in immigrant communities, LAPD says


The Latino community would rather let sexual predators go free than risk their ability to stay in the country.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:48 AM (mC1ZI)

326 Birds are just rats with wings.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 22, 2017 10:29 AM (QUzxR)
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No! Not true! I love birds. It always makes my day when I see bluebirds here, and we've had house wrens nest in our hanging baskets - my son and I got to watch them fledge. I love most birds.

My kids and I used to be bluebird monitors for a local county park. I tell them that checked off their lefty eco nut box on their college applications.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:49 AM (sBOL1)

327 Chuck Barris died?

Ok I've heard of the Mandela effect thing and stuff but I would swear on a stack of Bibles that he died YEARS ago.

I'm actually sort of freaking out right now wondering if something is wrong with my brain.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 22, 2017 10:49 AM (4ErVI)

328 My 'ol man loved Montgomery Wards.




Drove up to Tulsa last Thursday. Passed a Western Auto in Nowhere, Oklahoma.
Didn't know they were still in business.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:50 AM (Uohrc)

329 Also seeing that a car ran over several people on Westminster Bridge.

Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:50 AM (gTQoY)

330 Report I saw says bad guy had a machete, and was shot, perhaps by police.
Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch


You misspelled 'scimitar'.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 22, 2017 10:51 AM (ZFUt7)

331 329 Also seeing that a car ran over several people on Westminster Bridge.
Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:50 AM (gTQoY)

Damn Presbyterians, no doubt.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 10:51 AM (RD7QR)

332 I would have also accepted the names of the two bombs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)


The two bombs were the cherry on a very large sundae of destruction.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Spring Sale! Get Your Vernal Vituperations at the Outrage Outlet! at March 22, 2017 10:52 AM (hLRSq)

333 Were I in Parliament, I'd sure as hell check that basement.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:52 AM (H5rtT)

334 The assailant outside Parliament has now been identified as a member of the Tea Party. We also have reports that he is a Life Member of the NRA.

Posted by: Brian Ross at March 22, 2017 10:52 AM (j+dfT)

335 311 Shots fired outside Parliment in London...developing

Report I saw says bad guy had a machete, and was shot, perhaps by police.

Also seeing that a car ran over several people on Westminster Bridge.

seems like a group of unrelated events, I'm sure no mooselimbs or moehammit's were involved.

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:52 AM (FZYNt)

336 I wonder if anyone has a collection of Sears, J C Penny and Montgomery Ward catalogs. Probably something worth saving. They maybe all online somewhere, haven't looked.
Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 10:37 AM (DLV/d)
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Probably in Muldoon's "libary" that we saw in the book thread a few weeks back.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:52 AM (sBOL1)

337 Okay, people on twitter saying explosion, car running over people, bunch of shooting.

I have no idea if it's all true or not.

And I will refrain from speculating as to what group did it.

Even tho' we all know it was a lawyer...

Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:53 AM (gTQoY)

338 333 Were I in Parliament, I'd sure as hell check that basement.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:52 AM (H5rtT)

======================

"Nope. Should be good down there."
-Guy Fawkes

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:53 AM (mC1ZI)

339 I believe Lands End, which is now shit, divested from Sears a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:41 AM (UOJLJ)



Yes, it spun off from Sears a couple of years ago

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2017 10:53 AM (493sH)

340 Drove up to Tulsa last Thursday. Passed a Western Auto in Nowhere, Oklahoma.
Didn't know they were still in business.
Posted by: rickb223
______

What about OTASCO?

Posted by: Furious George at March 22, 2017 10:53 AM (j+dfT)

341 @327 Dack, you're remembering George Barris, the car customizer. 2015.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:53 AM (H5rtT)

342 He also did "We're In The Money," another WB cartoon leitmotif.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:44 AM (H5rtT)


From the wonderful movie Gold Diggers of 1933. Here's Ginger Rogers, singing it in Pig Latin:

http://tinyurl.com/kxv6fjk

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 10:54 AM (X6fMO)

343 337 Okay, people on twitter saying explosion, car running over people, bunch of shooting.

I have no idea if it's all true or not.

And I will refrain from speculating as to what group did it.

Even tho' we all know it was a lawyer...
Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:53 AM (gTQoY)

=================

I'm putting my money on Amish.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 10:54 AM (mC1ZI)

344 My kids and I used to be bluebird monitors for a
local county park. I tell them that checked off their lefty eco nut box
on their college applications.





Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:49 AM (sBOL1)


I've got blue birds nesting in a box in the back yard now. A pair nested three times there last summer. Sadly, Hurricane Matthew caused the last of their eggs to crack. *sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 10:54 AM (PY9jH)

345 What about OTASCO?


?? Never saw that.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:54 AM (Uohrc)

346 She always does stuff like this before she's had her coffee in the morning.

Posted by: Golem14 at March 22, 2017 10:54 AM (TuG4U)

347 My 'ol man loved Montgomery Wards.
Bought all his tires there.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:48 AM (0tfLf)


I got my first bicycle there. It was in a mall in Grand Rapids MI that was kind of on its way to trash-mallitude even then. It closed a few years after I left and it probably looks like something out of Fallout now.

http://gr-retro.blogspot.com/2011/03/
north-kent-mall.html

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 10:55 AM (8nWyX)

348 Reports "a number of bodies" have been spotted on Westminster Bridge.

Sounds like the Presbyterians are up to no good again.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 10:55 AM (PY9jH)

349 I'm actually sort of freaking out right now wondering if something is wrong with my brain.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 22, 2017 10:49 AM (4ErVI)

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our records show that your brain died in 2011. Please adjust your reality accordingly.

Posted by: Obamacare at March 22, 2017 10:55 AM (h/uSM)

350 Wow, Jane, lucky you! I just love bluebirds. And bluebells. And the color blue in general, I guess.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:55 AM (sBOL1)

351 290 Dropped by the Enola Gay and BoxCar.

What did I win??? What did I win???
Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:38 AM (0tfLf)

A nit-picking correction! It's "Bocks Car", not "Boxcar." Named after Captain Frederick Bock.

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 10:55 AM (7HtZB)

352 Probably in Muldoon's "libary" that we saw in the book thread a few weeks back.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:52 AM


Right next to the stack of old National Geographics...some with dog-eared pages.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 10:56 AM (0tfLf)

353 345 What about OTASCO?

?? Never saw that.
Posted by: rickb223
_________

Alas. You must be a young'n. Now get off my lawn.

Posted by: Furious George at March 22, 2017 10:56 AM (j+dfT)

354 Reports "a number of bodies" have been spotted on Westminster Bridge.




Sounds like CoD III.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 10:57 AM (Uohrc)

355 What about OTASCO?
Posted by: Furious George at March 22, 2017 10:53 AM (j+dfT)

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it's the worlds greatest Irish Hot Sauce

Posted by: Obamacare at March 22, 2017 10:57 AM (h/uSM)

356 Wow, Jane, lucky you! I just love bluebirds. And bluebells. And the color blue in general, I guess.





Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:55 AM (sBOL1)


I love them, too. Our community has a blue bird program that was started years ago. Nesting boxes were placed on all the golf courses. I have my own facing an open area on the course behind our house.

I put out suet and seeds that contain peanut pieces, and the blue birds love them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 10:57 AM (PY9jH)

357 Hmmm. I had never conceived that women get naked and play the guitar while getting their hair done.



Live and learn.

Posted by: simplemind at March 22, 2017 10:37 AM


Japan's a strange place, simplemind san.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2017 10:57 AM (p+Wdc)

358 341 @327 Dack, you're remembering George Barris, the car customizer. 2015.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 10:53 AM (H5rtT)

No, it's not that guy. It's Barris. I remember because I loved the show as a kid.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 22, 2017 10:58 AM (4ErVI)

359
Damn Presbyterians, no doubt.
Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 10:51 AM (RD7QR)

Well thank goodness us Lutherans aren't to blame this time.

Posted by: moki at March 22, 2017 10:58 AM (wuzmq)

360 >>Yes, it spun off from Sears a couple of years ago

I wonder if that's when their catalogs changed. They have had lots of rich people in fancy estates for a while now.

Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 22, 2017 10:58 AM (gTQoY)

361 So, Trump impeached yet?

Posted by: It's Me donna at March 22, 2017 10:58 AM (O2RFr)

362 CBD, Thanks, again, for the 'art' thread. It's always fun and today's painting is wonderful in its style and atmosphere. I could spend time just looking at all the detail and how Girard achieved it.

Posted by: JTB at March 22, 2017 10:58 AM (V+03K)

363 350 Wow, Jane, lucky you! I just love bluebirds. And bluebells. And the color blue in general, I guess.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:55 AM (sBOL1)

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Well hello there!

Posted by: Blueballs at March 22, 2017 10:59 AM (h/uSM)

364 I like Sears, it's a shame that the company that built the catalog business model could not find a way to transfer that to online sales.

Posted by: MAGA at March 22, 2017 10:59 AM (A4HOq)

365 364 I like Sears, it's a shame that the company that built the catalog business model could not find a way to transfer that to online sales.
Posted by: MAGA

It's Algore's fault

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 22, 2017 10:59 AM (FZYNt)

366 287 I wonder if anyone has a collection of Sears, J C Penny and Montgomery Ward catalogs. Probably something worth saving. They maybe all online somewhere, haven't looked.
Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 10:37 AM (DLV/d)
===

I have a collection of TV Guides. Do you think those would be worth anything?

Posted by: Frank Costanza at March 22, 2017 10:59 AM (BDZWU)

367 Payless Shoes is filing bankruptcy and Sears is on deathwatch

________________________________



Sears, another corporation that couldn't figure out that the internet is the future of retail.



Ironically, Sears started out as a catalog company and were the original Amazon. The catalog functioned as the internet.



Brick and mortar stores are dead.
=======
I've an addition to that theory: One-price stores also killed brick and mortar. (E.g., Sears.)

If the price as listed is the best price I'll pay, why should I go to your store now?

The only competition is price now.

I'm reading "You Can Negotiate Anything." In 1980ish, the author gets a great deal on a 21 inch TV and VCR combo.

Price? Equal to nearly $5k today.

Comparatively, there are really no big-ticket items outside of autos these days. So, lack of margins has also probably killed the brick and mortar as well.

I guess it's also like with the airlines: Everybody says they want all these features and comforts but no one will pay for them.

So, all we're willing to do is pay the lowest advertised price with no haggle.

And we wonder why everything on the shelf (or website) is crap?

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 22, 2017 10:59 AM (ZQpd0)

368 bluebell, have you ever seen the bluebonnets in bloom in Texas? That is a sight to behold, and would make a pretty picture of you sitting in a field!

I don't miss the Texas heat, but I surely miss the bluebonnets in spring.

Posted by: moki at March 22, 2017 10:59 AM (wuzmq)

369 A police officer has been stabbed.

Gee, London. You might want to re-think allowing practitioners of the Religion of Pieces to take over your town.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 10:59 AM (PY9jH)

370 In my area, Sears is doing much better than Kmart. All of the Kmarts in my area have closed except one, and it takes forever to actually purchase something there. Used to go there all the time, now I avoid it like the plague.

Posted by: shibumi at March 22, 2017 11:00 AM (FkAXz)

371 I miss Land's End and Oshkosh B'Gosh catalogs and clothing. Only things that fit my Clydesdale-type kids. Excellent service and returns.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:00 AM (MIKMs)

372 A nit-picking correction! It's "Bocks Car", not "Boxcar." Named after Captain Frederick Bock.

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 10:55 AM


Good point. As soon as I hit send I knew I had screwed it up. But I really wanted to win third place.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 11:01 AM (0tfLf)

373 One Westminster perp shot by police. Escaping car hit several people on Westminster bridge. PM May bundled off by security, everybody else told to hunker down.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 11:01 AM (RD7QR)

374 I have a Western Auto "Truetone" arch top electric guitar. Made by Kay.
There were a lot of pretty-good guitars for sale every damn place in the 60's.

International Harvester dealers had a full line of home appliances, too. I'd sure like to find an IH guitar. It would go so well with an IH M-1 rifle.

I finally had to swear off their tractors, though. Left leg couldn't take it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 11:01 AM (H5rtT)

375 Moki, I haven't, but I'll bet they're lovely.

But it's almost bluebell season here! Can't wait.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:01 AM (sBOL1)

376 I've got blue birds nesting in a box in the back
yard now. A pair nested three times there last summer. Sadly, Hurricane
Matthew caused the last of their eggs to crack. *sigh*




Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 10:54 AM


I have a small flock of turkeys that like to roost in the trees on the side of my driveway from time to time. They're cool to look at, but you don't want to park on that side of the driveway some days. Just sayin'.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2017 11:01 AM (p+Wdc)

377
Chuck Barris died?

Ok I've heard of the Mandela effect thing and stuff but I would swear on a stack of Bibles that he died YEARS ago.


Yeah, I distinctly remember the Chuck Barris sign language guy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2017 11:01 AM (IqV8l)

378 re: Gorsuch hearing

Was watching with sound off, some guys in chat said Miss Linsey was quoting La Pelousy in xer opening remarks.

Xe has to make sure the donks know he's still down with the program, at every turn.

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2017 11:01 AM (nNdYv)

379 Every road with a ditch or median in Texas has bluebonnets and other very beautiful wildflowers. It's almost a distraction to the driver.

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 22, 2017 11:02 AM (suO/a)

380 It's impossible to find a good, old-fashioned, American made whoopee cushion any more.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 22, 2017 11:03 AM (97XyN)

381 I miss Land's End and Oshkosh B'Gosh catalogs and
clothing. Only things that fit my Clydesdale-type kids.


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:00 AM (MIKMs)
-----------------------

Wisconsin clothing businesses specialize in sturdy.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:03 AM (lwiT4)

382 I have a small flock of turkeys that like to roost
in the trees on the side of my driveway from time to time. They're cool
to look at, but you don't want to park on that side of the driveway some
days. Just sayin'.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2017 11:01 AM (p+Wdc)


The nesting blue birds sometimes attack their reflections in the glass on the deck. Drives the cat crazy. The late, great Spanky cat would get so excited she'd "chatter."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:03 AM (PY9jH)

383 Hawaii Judge Orders British Police to Shoot Bystanders of All Nationalities

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 22, 2017 11:04 AM (Ndje9)

384 Only things that fit my Clydesdale-type kids.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:00 AM (MIKMs)


*single tear rolls down cheek*

Posted by: Andrew Mendoza at March 22, 2017 11:04 AM (8nWyX)

385 Every road with a ditch or median in Texas has bluebonnets and other very beautiful wildflowers. It's almost a distraction to the driver.
Posted by: auscolpyr at March 22, 2017 11:02 AM (suO/a)
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I love wildflowers, especially the ephemerals, but all of them in general. I like that they bloom in untidy and messy patches. Makes me feel right at home.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:04 AM (sBOL1)

386 350 Wow, Jane, lucky you! I just love bluebirds. And bluebells. And the color blue in general, I guess.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 10:55 AM


Well, I have had this damned woodpecker show up about a week ago and he sits on my blue gutter every morning. Sounds like a friggin' jackhammer on metal.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2017 11:04 AM (0tfLf)

387 #8


Reminds me that I saw a commercial last evening in which a guy was teaching his teenaged daughter how to shave her legs. ??
====================

Didn't see the ad, but I know the first rule.

"Daughter, don't use MY razor!"

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2017 11:04 AM (Pqytn)

388 Made by Kay.
There were a lot of pretty-good guitars for sale every damn place in the 60's.


I had an early 70's Kay. They were pretty good.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at March 22, 2017 11:04 AM (qoAfa)

389 Every road with a ditch or median in Texas has bluebonnets and other very beautiful wildflowers
____________________________________


Dang I miss that part of Texas most...

Morning horde. (and moar coffee please)

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2017 11:05 AM (hUtue)

390 >>Even tho' we all know it was a lawyer...


Alright, will all the Lutherans raise your hands so we know if all are here and accounted for.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:05 AM (NOIQH)

391 I'd go to Kmart more often than Walmart if they put in self checkout scanners.

Posted by: MAGA at March 22, 2017 11:05 AM (A4HOq)

392 Most suburban malls survive on women's clothing and sneaker stores. The local mall seems to do okay with mostly just these stores...and of course cell phone stores.

Posted by: Colin at March 22, 2017 11:05 AM (DLV/d)

393 Day Whatever in the NEVER ENDING CAMPAIGN TO BE EVEN STUPIDER:

https://static.pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/STAIRS-600x405.png

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 11:06 AM (B+qrE)

394 >>Was watching with sound off, some guys in chat said Miss Linsey was quoting La Pelousy in xer opening remarks.


You should have turned the sound up. He was quoting her unhinged comments against Gorsuch and asked the Dem Senators on the Judiciary Committee why they haven't condemned her comments instead of only focusing on comments made by Trump or his supporters regarding Gorsuch.

He was actually very good in his defense of Gorsuch and hitting Democrats for their politicization of this process.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

395 The nesting blue birds sometimes attack their reflections in the glass on the deck. Drives the cat crazy. The late, great Spanky cat would get so excited she'd "chatter."




Outdoors, for some reason, that "chatter" freezes the birds so the cat can catch them.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:06 AM (Uohrc)

396 309 Carl Sandburg, Lincoln biographer, was a big fan of Hokusai and Hiroshige.

Dick Powell, director of one of the great submarine movies, died of his exposure to The Conqueror.

*
*
Also one of the best portrayers of private eye Philip Marlowe, in Murder, My Sweet.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 22, 2017 11:06 AM (HQ28E)

397 Insty links to a TaxProf post about the top 10 and bottom 10 states for business.

Much butthurt in the comments from the bottom 10 state residents.

Along the line of "all these social features based on subjective measurements are better here" and "but our GNPs are biggerz!!"

Yeah. Sure.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 22, 2017 11:06 AM (ZQpd0)

398 Posted by: IP at March 22, 2017 11:05 AM (hUtue)
===============================


IP, I owe you an apology for yesterday. Sorry for being a jerk to you. And being a jerk in general.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:07 AM (lwiT4)

399 Wisconsin clothing businesses specialize in sturdy. Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:03 AM (lwiT4)
=====

Yeah, trying to buy plus-size was ridiculous -- the poor kids were swimming in all the extra fabric. All they needed was a little more space in the armholes and a little more length in the torso -- for tall and healthy kids.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:07 AM (MIKMs)

400 Most suburban malls survive on women's clothing and sneaker stores. The local mall seems to do okay with mostly just these stores

That's because they are laundering Trump's Russian money, silly.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 11:07 AM (B+qrE)

401 Reports of a van or SUV driving over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, then someone getting out and attacking people with a knife outside Parliament before being shot by police.


We may never know his motive.

Posted by: gewa76 at March 22, 2017 11:07 AM (B6OKy)

402 @380 Johnson Smith Company has them.
But you know, the whoopee cushion is a Canadian invention.
Which explains most of Leslie Nielsen.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 11:07 AM (H5rtT)

403 I watched the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last night to clear my mind of all the political stuff. They were in Hong Kong and I want to go there so badly.

Then, on Watch What Happens Live, my jaw dropped when the two guests turned out to be one of the Wives and.........

Megyn McCain.

Gawd, she's an annoying idiot. Said her dad "loves" Abba and listens to them all the time.

I. Just. Can't.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:07 AM (PY9jH)

404 >>Reminds me that I saw a commercial last evening in which a guy was teaching his teenaged daughter how to shave her legs. ??


The important message from current ads is: Dads are relevant again - as long as they are depicted caring for their awesome daughter(s).

It's a nice break from the years of dads being depicted as the idiot man-child who is outsmarted by his wife and/or kids, but would it kill advertisers to throw in a few images of dads with sons?!?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (NOIQH)

405 So..Chuck Barry died.

Now Chuck Barris?

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (qUNWi)

406 You know in Japan they have those awful boxlike "pillows" - geishas practice sleeping on them with just their neck resting and not moving at all throughout the night.


Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 22, 2017 09:48 AM (Om16U


Can't be worse than sleeping with those awful brush rollers my mother tortured me with on the nights before we got our class picture taken.

'ettes of a certain age remember...

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (ZM2xo)

407 Dropped by the Enola Gay and BoxCar.

What did I win??? What did I win???

Posted by: Diogenes


Point of order! The second bomber was named "Bock's Car" or "Bockscar", depending who you go with.

http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Bockscar

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (9krrF)

408 Alright, will all the Lutherans raise your hands so we know if all are here and accounted for.


Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:05 AM (NOIQH)
==========================

Lifts hands high into the air, then sits on them because "We don't do that here."

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (lwiT4)

409 Wisconsin clothing businesses specialize in sturdy. Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:03 AM (lwiT4)

Duluth Trading. If we weren't on a budget I'd buy everything but suits from them.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

410 Oh now I get why the Roman mayor is suddenly "A Thing."

NYT piece highlighting her difficulties as the Anti-Establishment politician. She's just a proxy for their Trump jihad.

Silly NYT editors, Italians routinely trash their politicians and go through them like we go through rounds of ammo at the range.
Don't get your little snowflake-y hopes up that she represents some kind of omen about POTUS 45.

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (nNdYv)

411 Reports of a van or SUV driving over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, then someone getting out and attacking people with a knife outside Parliament before being shot by police.

We may never know his motive.


It's Onslow. He finally snapped.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (B+qrE)

412 Now Chuck Barris?



Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (qUNWi)

Shit, I'm nervous

Posted by: Chuck Barren at March 22, 2017 11:09 AM (ZM2xo)

413 @396 That's...heresy!
Carl Sandburg never played Philip Marlowe!
Now, Sam Spade, maybe. Fellow travelling, and all.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 11:09 AM (H5rtT)

414 405 So..Chuck Barry died.

Now Chuck Barris?

Posted by: eleven

Fuck off

Posted by: Chuck Norris at March 22, 2017 11:09 AM (FZYNt)

415 Shooting.Knifing, Car attack in London

9th Circuit Judge about to release ruling

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:10 AM (SjImc)

416 Can't be worse than sleeping with those awful brush rollers my mother tortured me with on the nights before we got our class picture taken.

It's only with the true benefit of hindsight that I realize just how much Greg Brady hair I had in my senior portrait.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 11:10 AM (B+qrE)

417 Outdoors, for some reason, that "chatter" freezes the birds so the cat can catch them.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:06 AM (Uohrc)


I've always heard that it was an 'anticipatory' action, like "I really really want to bite your neck, but there's glass in the way". I'm not a cat psychologist nor a cat though; I guess we'll have to wait for Anna Puma to chime in on the subject.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 11:10 AM (8nWyX)

418 Who are you and what have you done with Muldoon?
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 22, 2017 09:44 AM (fgzLM)

He's just riffing on my request for people not to say "Lets kill on thee lawyers" when one of the lawyers who posts on here is having an interview at this moment. I believe that my PLEASE was all in quotes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (fDdVG)

419 Ha! Bein' dead hasn't slowed *me* down.

Posted by: Ghost Pirate LeChuck at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (u9OP6)

420 Do not resort to violence! We will take complete control peacefully within the next 20 years anyway!

Posted by: The Mayor of London at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (FqgrG)

421 Sky News says "Asian guy" ran over people on Westminster Bridge, then got plinked by police


local crime story...

Posted by: Blanche duBois....it means at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (ihtYN)

422 And we wonder why everything on the shelf (or website) is crap?
Posted by: RoyalOil at March 22, 2017 10:59 AM (ZQpd0)

Yeah. Euro-weenies and all that BUT I agree with their clothing philosophy: own less but much better quality. I have raised my children to buy better, do laundry more often, and own less.

Posted by: Lydia, Seller of Purple at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (RHjCR)

423 Sorry- My Please was all in caps

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (fDdVG)

424 Too bad that ass captain Bezos is the one coming out on top of the demise of brick and mortar stores.

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (7HtZB)

425 Assailant shot, at least a dozen injured in incident at UK parliament
12 people or more reportedly injured at shooting outside British Parliament on Wedensday; Alleged assailant reported to have been shot by the police.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (SjImc)

426 >>Lifts hands high into the air, then sits on them because "We don't do that here."


Heh. This Episcopalian also had nothing to do with the terrorism over in the UK. It's almost like there's a trend, or perhaps a 'profile' we could put together to explain these ever-increasing occurrences....Nah!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:12 AM (NOIQH)

427 Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

Oh good for xer.

Get back to me when xe calls out the MUH RUSSIANS scam for the witch hunt that it is.

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2017 11:12 AM (nNdYv)

428 I thought the Bobbies in London do not have guns? Blimey!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:13 AM (SjImc)

429 Hmmm. I had never conceived that women get naked and play the guitar while getting their hair done.



Live and learn.

-
They're inscrutable.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 22, 2017 11:13 AM (Nwg0u)

430 Duluth Trading. If we weren't on a budget I'd buy everything but suits from them.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM (RD7QR)


Yep. Good stuff. Built like iron. Want a Shirt-Jac they sell, but I just can't justify the cost, with three or four Carhartts in the closet.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at March 22, 2017 11:13 AM (qoAfa)

431 It's Onslow. He finally snapped.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM


Funny...I'd have expected Richard to lose it first.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2017 11:13 AM (p+Wdc)

432 Looks like the Lutherans are at it in London again. Or maybe the Tea Party.

Posted by: Ripley at March 22, 2017 11:13 AM (1BQGO)

433 I'll say nothing about London.


It's better that way.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2017 11:13 AM (qUNWi)

434 421 Sky News says "Asian guy" ran over people on Westminster Bridge, then got plinked by police


local crime story...
Posted by: Blanche duBois....it means at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (ihtYN)

And we DON'T mean Koreans.

Posted by: Brit "Asian" Who's Actually Pakistani at March 22, 2017 11:13 AM (RD7QR)

435 Too bad the IRA is gone, the lefties could always blame them instead of the actual terrorizing mooslems.

Posted by: Strobe at March 22, 2017 11:14 AM (gbWkA)

436 It will be another baffling mystery as to what the motive is for this attack. Better call Colombo.

Posted by: dantesed at March 22, 2017 11:14 AM (88xKn)

437 >>Shooting.Knifing, Car attack in London


9th Circuit Judge about to release ruling


I'm sure the ACLU and SPLC will chalk this up the the spike in hate crimes worldwide since Trump's election any minute now....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:14 AM (NOIQH)

438 I believe Lands End, which is now shit, divested from Sears a couple of years ago.
Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 10:41 AM (UOJLJ)
----
Yes, it spun off from Sears a couple of years ago
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2017 10:53 AM
~~~~~

The Sears by me still has Lands End stuff - Men's and Ladies, plus shoes, etc.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 22, 2017 11:14 AM (HiDrR)

439
Sky News says "Asian guy" ran over people on Westminster Bridge, then got plinked by police
Posted by: Blanche duBois....it means at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM


Translating from the Britspeak, he was probably a Paki.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2017 11:14 AM (p+Wdc)

440 #425

Assailant shot, at least a dozen injured in incident at UK parliament

12 people or more reportedly injured at shooting outside British
Parliament on Wedensday; Alleged assailant reported to have been shot by
the police.
============

Sounds similar to the incident that occurred in and around Canada's Parliament building. The Islamist assailant was shot by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms.

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2017 11:14 AM (Pqytn)

441 Sky News says "Asian guy" ran over people on Westminster Bridge, then got plinked by police

That means Middle Eastern.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 11:14 AM (B+qrE)

442 I can't wait for the PT tweets if these are Mohandans.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 11:14 AM (UOJLJ)

443 >>Get back to me when xe calls out the MUH RUSSIANS scam for the witch hunt that it is.

Not my job to monitor him.

He's usually a turd but in this instance he was pretty effective in pointing out the hypocrisy of the left.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:14 AM (/tuJf)

444 about a third of the police carry weapons, usually hidden


Brits still think that having police openly carry weapons is "provocative"


virgin-seeker is apparently on his way to Allah

Posted by: Blanche duBois....it means "White Wood" at March 22, 2017 11:15 AM (ihtYN)

445 The guy in the car attack was probably just in a hurry to catch his plane to America, ahead of the travel ban.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:15 AM (lwiT4)

446 Too bad that ass captain Bezos is the one coming out on top ===

A case of used motor oil could be CEO of Amazon. Or Wastebook. Or Google.gov.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 11:15 AM (ArGlz)

447 Posted by: Blanche duBois....it means at March 22, 2017 11:11 AM (ihtYN)

Asian is usually their code work for Indian or Pakistani

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:16 AM (fDdVG)

448 IP, I owe you an apology for yesterday. Sorry for being a jerk to you. And being a jerk in general.


Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:07 AM (lwiT4)
_______________________________________________

awwww..Thanks Grammie. You weren't a jerk, you were as upset as I was. It's a rough topic for all of us, and we will all react to it differently, all for our own reasons.It what makes the HQ so great.
I'll admit, I called my daughter at college, and put the Symphony channel on for my drive home just to clear my head.

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2017 11:16 AM (hUtue)

449 Excuse me sir....


Just one more question if you don't mind.

Posted by: Columbo at March 22, 2017 11:16 AM (qUNWi)

450 @436 Colombo is in Sri Lanka. Formerly Ceylon. Which is in Asia.

Asia, very big continent. Not really a descriptor of people, is it?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 11:16 AM (H5rtT)

451 >> 404, Lizzy et al.

It was maybe Lady Gillette? Dude was teaching by shaving his own legs. One wonders what he would have done if some other fem hygiene product was involved.

Implication was that Mom was no longer in the family for whatever reason and Dad was stepping up bravely.

I've got three teen girls, but if I was ever unfortunate enough not to have Mrs. R. around to handle such things, I'd probably tell them to go look it up on YooToob.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 22, 2017 11:16 AM (8PUK1)

452 See! It wasn't an attack with a laptop!

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 22, 2017 11:17 AM (0WoNT)

453 Sky News says "Asian guy" ran over people on Westminster Bridge, then got plinked by police


Asians are terrible drivers but shooting them seems a bit extreme.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 11:18 AM (JZdsf)

454 I really hate the commercials where, for some reason, Dad needs to dress up like a fairy princess because daughters.

Seeing my dad dressed like that would have freaked me out when I was young.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:18 AM (PY9jH)

455 Alahu Ackbar-san

Posted by: me hate you long time at March 22, 2017 11:18 AM (qUNWi)

456 Thanks IP. Putting on some nice music sounds like something I should have done, instead of posting. Best of the best to your daughter.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:18 AM (lwiT4)

457 454: Ditto here.

Posted by: Jackal at March 22, 2017 11:19 AM (umvWu)

458 Asian guys = Islamic

That is the British code word

Posted by: MAGA at March 22, 2017 11:19 AM (A4HOq)

459 But it's almost bluebell season here! Can't wait.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:01 AM (sBOL1)


I lived in Texas for three years and never saw a bluebell except in books.

Where does a person have to go to see them?

Posted by: Emmie at March 22, 2017 11:19 AM (xVuS6)

460 Chuck Barry
Chuck Barris
==

First!

Posted by: Zombie Chuck Connors at March 22, 2017 11:19 AM (ArGlz)

461 London: 12 people attack innocent man driving car by running at it, driver then stabs officer who attacked him without reason in self defense.

Posted by: Mathers at March 22, 2017 11:19 AM (3myMJ)

462 414 405 So..Chuck Barry died.

Now Chuck Barris?


And tonight, I will kill a Chuck Roast.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2017 11:20 AM (oVJmc)

463 It was maybe Lady Gillette? Dude was teaching by shaving his own legs. One wonders what he would have done if some other fem hygiene product was involved. "

I don't recall anybody teaching me to shave my legs. It seemed pretty straightforward: put shaving cream on legs, shave up.

Face shaving looks trickier since there are so many angles men have to navigate.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 22, 2017 11:20 AM (s7vJs)

464 Implication was that Mom was no longer in the family for whatever reason and Dad was stepping up bravely.


Mom's probably in a locked freezer in the garage.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 11:20 AM (JZdsf)

465 Seeing my dad dressed like that would have freaked me out when I was young.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:18 AM (PY9jH)


Heh ..... yeah, that was never, ever going to happen.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at March 22, 2017 11:20 AM (qoAfa)

466 @451 "Know how you smooth out fresh blacktop? You tamp on it!"
"So Dad, do you cut it with a tamp Ax?"
"Summer's Eve? What a douche!"

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 11:20 AM (H5rtT)

467 Since when are Paki's Asian? I know that has become a very EU/British thing to do, but curious how that started? I guess Muzzie Scum is not PC?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:20 AM (SjImc)

468 my general sense is that trump just wants to get the obamacare reform out of the way so he can get to a tax cut to stimulate the economy.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 22, 2017 11:21 AM (WTSFk)

469 Asian Dawn?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 22, 2017 11:21 AM (kTF2Z)

470 Reports are Westminster Bridge is covered in potato salad. I hang my head in shame for my fellow Presbyterians.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:21 AM (PY9jH)

471
Colombo is in Sri Lanka.

Just one more thing...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2017 11:21 AM (IqV8l)

472 I really hate the commercials where, for some reason, Dad needs to dress up like a fairy princess because daughters. Seeing my dad dressed like that would have freaked me out when I was young. Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:18 AM (PY9jH)
=====

Why are girls being put into the 'fairy princess' category? I wouldn't buy the pink and purple crap 20 years ago because it got dirty and nasty. Don't normal daughters play outside?

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (MIKMs)

473 So my job is telling me it's time to replace my work computer.

I'm presented a choice this time around, and I can go with a MacBook Pro (either 13" or 15") or a couple of Dell Windows 10 machines. Yay.

I'm leaning toward the Mac, but mainly because I hate Windows 10. Anyone use a Mac for work? My major concern is that docking stations for Macbooks seem a little inelegant, but I've grown used to my external monitors.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (tVWQB)

474 Face shaving looks trickier since there are so many angles men have to navigate.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 22, 2017 11:20 AM (s7vJs)
_________________________________________


Same deal, you just kinda figure it out. I gave #1 son a few tips, a new blade, a box of those little round band-aids and said "have a go at it kid".

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (hUtue)

475 "Perhaps that is what frustrates so many of us with respect to much of the modern art we see. It doesn't seem particularly difficult to produce, and maybe we just want to see some effort in our artists!"

'Zactly!

Posted by: sinalco at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (yODqO)

476 And when they describe the pep as Asian every bloody person in England will know they mean Pakistani and probably Muslim. It's so stupid. The PC-ness fools nobody even the people who endorse using it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (fDdVG)

477 The Islamaphobic British have restricted the travel privileges of a peaceful citizen trying to cross the Westminster Bridge.

Posted by: Khazir Khan at March 22, 2017 11:23 AM (j+dfT)

478 So..Chuck Barry died.

Now Chuck Barris?

Posted by: eleven

Fuck off
Posted by: Chuck Norris



Get the F away from me!
Posted by: Chuck E. Cheese

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:23 AM (Uohrc)

479 Asian guys = Islamic


That is the British code word
---

I was going to point that out as well.

So sad that we will never, EVER know the motive.

/Trump tweets "islamic terrorism" in 3...2...1..

Posted by: shibumi at March 22, 2017 11:23 AM (FkAXz)

480 I really hate the commercials where, for some reason, Dad needs to dress up like a fairy princess because daughters.


Today he might dress up like a fairy princess because sons.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 11:23 AM (JZdsf)

481 >>I really hate the commercials where, for some reason, Dad needs to dress up like a fairy princess because daughters.


Yeah, well, it's our betters tell men/dads it's OK to express their feminine side for the sake of their daughter's well-being...or something. I think it's weird, too. Dads parent differently - they rough-house, they tease, but feminism doesn't allow for that to be acknowledged, I guess, so they show dads acting like moms.

I think it's great that they've pulled back on bashing dads, just seems like only daughters exist on Madison Ave. nowadays.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:23 AM (NOIQH)

482 Can somebody tell me the reasoning of how the Ryancare "third prong" will get passed?

Posted by: MAGA at March 22, 2017 11:23 AM (A4HOq)

483 Just one more thing...


I'm a very busy man!!!!

Posted by: Got commentin to do at March 22, 2017 11:23 AM (qUNWi)

484 witness via Daily Mail:

We were taking photos of Big Ben and we saw all the people running towards us, and then there was an Asian guy in about his 40s carrying a knife about seven or eight inches long.

==

"Asian guy"

Japs!!!!

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 22, 2017 11:23 AM (Om16U)

485 I used to love shopping at OTASCO! There were a bunch here in north Texas - they've been gone a long, long time now, even longer than Payless Cashways.

(Oklahoma Tire And Supply Company)

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2017 11:24 AM (V2Yro)

486
Why are girls being put into the 'fairy
princess' category? I wouldn't buy the pink and purple crap 20 years ago
because it got dirty and nasty. Don't normal daughters play outside?


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (MIKMs)


I wasn't into dolls (except for my Barbie and Ken having a soap opera with my sister's Allen and Midge). I was always outside running around, or riding horseback. I guess I was a tomboy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:24 AM (PY9jH)

487 408 Alright, will all the Lutherans raise your hands so we know if all are here and accounted for.


Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:05 AM (NOIQH)

---

does that mean we can't shoot um?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2017 11:24 AM (h/uSM)

488 We were taking photos of Big Ben and we saw all the people running towards us, and then there was an Asian guy in about his 40s carrying a knife about seven or eight inches long.

That's not a knife.

Posted by: Crocodile Dundee at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (JZdsf)

489 Lt Zulu attacks Parliament!

Posted by: Mathers at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (3myMJ)

490 Why are girls being put into the 'fairy princess'
category? I wouldn't buy the pink and purple crap 20 years ago because
it got dirty and nasty. Don't normal daughters play outside?


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (MIKMs)
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My granddaughter, age 7, puts on her tiara and her tutu, then goes out by the backyard pond and catches frogs. Best of both worlds. And if she had it her way, the only colors she would ever wear would be pink and purple. She also likes to ride the John Deere. Go figure.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (lwiT4)

491 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2017 11:21 AM (IqV8l)

Since this is the art thread...Peter Falk became quite good at figure studies.

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (nNdYv)

492 Paki's became Asian during the Rotterham child rape ring scandal.

Posted by: MAGA at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (A4HOq)

493 Isn't Tractor Supply the old OTASCO?

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (hUtue)

494 413 @396 That's...heresy!
Carl Sandburg never played Philip Marlowe!
Now, Sam Spade, maybe. Fellow travelling, and all.

*
*
Sandburg would have made a good Philip Marlowe . . . if the film portrayed the ace detective at the retirement home. (I have never seen a pic of Sandburg where he didn't look old.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (HQ28E)

495 I'm leaning toward the Mac, but mainly because I hate Windows 10. Anyone use a Mac for work? My major concern is that docking stations for Macbooks seem a little inelegant, but I've grown used to my external monitors.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (tVWQB)

The question becomes what you are using it for in the business.

Mixed environments are a pain in the ass for your IT folks, as people have problems sharing resources...

And make sure whatever software you prefer to use, works on that platform.

Posted by: Don Q. at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (NgKpN)

496 Dad will use any excuse he can think of when he gets caught dressing up like a fairy princess. Or Caitlyn Jenner.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (V2Yro)

497 The Rotherham rape ring were "Asian" as well, IIRC.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (FqgrG)

498 So..Chuck Barry died.

Now Chuck Barris?

Posted by: eleven

Fuck off
Posted by: Chuck Norris



Get the F away from me!
Posted by: Chuck E. Cheese


It happens to everybody, sooner or later.

Posted by: Chuck Jones at March 22, 2017 11:26 AM (X6fMO)

499 Hilarious part from "You're the Worst" when Jimmy's dad is over from England and calls Mexicans America's Pakis, all said in a British accent.


Posted by: RoyalOil at March 22, 2017 11:26 AM (ZQpd0)

500 455 Alahu Ackbar-san
Posted by: me hate you long time at March 22, 2017 11:18 AM (qUNWi)

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latter day kamikazes

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2017 11:26 AM (h/uSM)

501 A case of used motor oil could be CEO of Amazon. Or Wastebook. Or Google.gov.
Posted by: Mortimer
----------

Hey...! I'm smart , like really smart.

Posted by: Mark Zuckerberg at March 22, 2017 11:26 AM (ZO497)

502 473 So my job is telling me it's time to replace my work computer.

I'm presented a choice this time around, and I can go with a MacBook Pro (either 13" or 15") or a couple of Dell Windows 10 machines. Yay.

I'm leaning toward the Mac, but mainly because I hate Windows 10. Anyone use a Mac for work? My major concern is that docking stations for Macbooks seem a little inelegant, but I've grown used to my external monitors.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (tVWQB)

It depends, as usual. I love Macs and hate Windows but if you have to use Windows-native applications you're better off with a Windows machine. However, if applications aren't an issue your Mac can use an external monitor with the right connectors (not cheap -- make your employer pay for this).

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 22, 2017 11:26 AM (RD7QR)

503 >>Reports are Westminster Bridge is covered in potato salad. I hang my head in shame for my fellow Presbyterians.


Just to be clear: no jello spotted?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:26 AM (NOIQH)

504 It happens to everybody, sooner or later.
Posted by: Chuck Jones at March 22, 2017 11:26 AM (X6fMO)
______________________________
th-th-th-that's all folks!

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2017 11:26 AM (hUtue)

505 >>Since when are Paki's Asian? I know that has become a very EU/British thing to do, but curious how that started? I guess Muzzie Scum is not PC?

I don't know if it's intentional or just lazy reporting but there has always seemed to be an attempt to make people think Islam is strictly a Middle East thing when the fact is that Asia has significantly more Muslims than any other region.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (/tuJf)

506 The Middle East is part of Asia so describing them as Asian is technically correct but still misleading. It would be just easier to say Middle Eastern but I'm sure it's probably racist to say that.

Btw, Europe isn't even a real continent to begin with.

Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (BDZWU)

507 459 ... Emmie, In northern Virginia bluebells are found in wet or moist areas like stream banks. Bull Run Park in Fairfax has acres of them along Bull Run stream. They don't last long but they are gorgeous when in bloom. If possible, look at them in dappled sunlight. The contrast in color, both the blue flowers and green leaves, in shadow and bright sunlight adds to the beauty.

Posted by: JTB at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (V+03K)

508 473 So my job is telling me it's time to replace my work computer.

I'm presented a choice this time around, and I can go with a MacBook Pro (either 13" or 15") or a couple of Dell Windows 10 machines. Yay.

I'm leaning toward the Mac, but mainly because I hate Windows 10. Anyone use a Mac for work? My major concern is that docking stations for Macbooks seem a little inelegant, but I've grown used to my external monitors.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (tVWQB)

==================

I don't like Macs, but...

The level of quality that companies tend to ask for in work PCs tend to be fairly low.

You can get a great laptop from Dell, but you need to spend a couple thousand dollars to get it.

Macs, though, are designed to be high class machines no matter which model you get.

I'd go with the Mac.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (mC1ZI)

509 I wasn't into dolls (except for my Barbie and Ken having a soap opera with my sister's Allen and Midge). I was always outside running around, or riding horseback. I guess I was a tomboy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:24 AM (PY9jH)


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


Until one day while you were climbing a tree with the guys, you caught one of them staring at your chest.......

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (Fmupd)

510 Just to be clear: no jello spotted?


Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:26 AM (NOIQH)


No report so far.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (PY9jH)

511 480 I really hate the commercials where, for some reason, Dad needs to dress up like a fairy princess because daughters.


Today he might dress up like a fairy princess because sons.

---

sometimes the daughter's other Dad really like it. A Lot.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (h/uSM)

512 If Erdogan is really saying the stuff being reported in the news, oh my. He is reported today as saying "If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets,"

It's odd he's leaving out the US in his tirades. Makes me think he believes European fingerprints on the attempted coup. My Uber driver from Istanbul is certain it was a legit attempt that turned into a bay of pigs operation. It went off like some half-baked scheme Merkel's gang might cook up.

At the rate this is going, they'll be offering free hair transplant surgery in Istanbul soon. Holding out.

Posted by: charley horse at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (+kahX)

513 Btw, Europe isn't even a real continent to begin with.
Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (BDZWU)



Oh shit. Where will it end?

Posted by: Pluto, A Planet and a Damn Good One at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (JZdsf)

514 I lived in Texas for three years and never saw a bluebell except in books.

Where does a person have to go to see them?

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Central Texas and Hill Country. I just took it for granted that is was everywhere in TX due to Lady Bird's obsession.

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (suO/a)

515 The thought of my dad dressing up as a princess for my sister when we were kids....hahahahahahahahahahaha! Not bloody likely.

Posted by: Strobe at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (gbWkA)

516 Can I get some more krispy kremes over here?

Posted by: Chuck Barkley at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (2Mnv1)

517 Gah! Off asswipe sock!

Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (Fmupd)

518 I really hate the commercials where, for some reason, Dad needs to dress up like a fairy princess because daughters.


Today he might dress up like a fairy princess because sons.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 11:23 AM (JZdsf)

I loathe that commercial. Dad says he must tolerate having his fingernails painted daily and wear a tiara because he is raising four daughters alone. While they show him baking a cake or something.

Right.

Posted by: Jen at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (9z842)

519 So..Chuck Barry died.

Now Chuck Barris?

Posted by: eleven

Fuck off
Posted by: Chuck Norris



Get the F away from me!
Posted by: Chuck E. Cheese

It happens to everybody, sooner or later.
Posted by: Chuck Jones
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Not my mother, apparently.


Posted by: Chuck Mountbatten-Windsor at March 22, 2017 11:29 AM (ZO497)

520 Just to be clear: no jello spotted?

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it's not my time of the month

Posted by: ovulating Jello at March 22, 2017 11:29 AM (h/uSM)

521 What ever happened to the "Asians" who cut the head off the poor British soldier?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:29 AM (PY9jH)

522 515 The thought of my dad dressing up as a princess for my sister when we were kids....hahahahahahahahahahaha! Not bloody likely.
Posted by: Strobe at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (gbWkA)

==================

If I ever have a daughter, I'll refuse to do it.

I'll put on my suit instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:29 AM (mC1ZI)

523 "Asian" has been the British term for Indo-Pakistani & the surrounding hood for a while. They refer to Chinese, Japanese, et al. as "Orientals"

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 11:29 AM (7HtZB)

524 Tractor Supply is based in a suburb of Nashville. They were one of the companies that were able to move into the market niche left open when outfits like Otasco (out of Tulsa) and Western Auto collapsed.

Not surprisingly, Western Auto was yet another company murdered when Sears purchased and then horribly mismanaged them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2017 11:29 AM (V2Yro)

525 I lived in Texas for three years and never saw a bluebell except in books.

They are in every highway median in the Houston/Dallas/Austin triangle.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 11:29 AM (B+qrE)

526 I bet that lady has a hairy butt.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 22, 2017 11:29 AM (XjSCU)

527 Posted by: ovulating Jello at March 22, 2017 11:29 AM (h/uSM)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (fDdVG)

528 I used to love shopping at OTASCO! There were a bunch here in north Texas - they've been gone a long, long time now, even longer than Payless Cashways.

(Oklahoma Tire And Supply Company)
Posted by: Tom Servo



I moved to N Texas in '79 and don't remember them.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (Uohrc)

529 So..Chuck Barry died.

Now Chuck Barris?
Posted by: eleven

Fuck off
Posted by: Chuck Norris

Get the F away from me!
Posted by: Chuck E. Cheese

It happens to everybody, sooner or later.
Posted by: Chuck Jones


That's it! I'm swearing off football!

Posted by: Chuck Brown ... at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (AoK0a)

530 I'd go with the Mac.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (mC1ZI)

I hate Apple the Company, but I love my MAC and my iPhone. Unfortunetaly due to work - Navy- I have to use my Dell Windows 10 Laptop the most. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (SjImc)

531 I can see her Ah-soo.

[wax on, wax off]

Posted by: Mr. Miyagi at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (wGP5o)

532 I spotted the Ninja assassin! It's like looking at one of those crazy "spot the cat" pictures, but Ninja's are much harder to find.

" maybe we just want to see some effort in our artists!" ... what are you, some kind of Nazi?! Effort?! You mean that instead of shit-paint slapped onto a canvas, you want something that required some skill and, ah-hem cough, cough, effort?! That's definitely fascist talk these days.

Posted by: goon at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (EaQ6/)

533 What ever happened to the "Asians" who cut the head off the poor British soldier?


They were condemned to a lifetime of public housing and two bags of groceries a week.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (JZdsf)

534 Stuart Varney thinks he's clever. He is not. Can we return him to Britain?

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (UOJLJ)

535 I lived in Texas for three years and never saw a bluebell except in books.

They are in every highway median in the Houston/Dallas/Austin triangle.
Posted by: Circa



Circa, those are bluebonnets.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:31 AM (Uohrc)

536 If only this assailant was exposed to more Asians in movies and TV, he'd have been a good citizen.

Posted by: Riz Ahmed at March 22, 2017 11:31 AM (B6OKy)

537 Sky News reporting Trump has been briefed.

Our media to get their panties in a twist over his tweets in 3...2...1...

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:31 AM (PY9jH)

538 Considering the warriors that head all of Europe's defense agencies, the Turkish Bay of Pigs thing makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 22, 2017 11:31 AM (0WoNT)

539 507 459 ... Emmie, In northern Virginia bluebells are found in wet or moist areas like stream banks. Bull Run Park in Fairfax has acres of them along Bull Run stream. They don't last long but they are gorgeous when in bloom. If possible, look at them in dappled sunlight. The contrast in color, both the blue flowers and green leaves, in shadow and bright sunlight adds to the beauty.
Posted by: JTB at March 22, 2017 11:27 AM (V+03K)

Central Texas and Hill Country. I just took it for granted that is was everywhere in TX due to Lady Bird's obsession.
Posted by: auscolpyr at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (suO/a)


Sounds lovely! Are they fragrant as well?

Also, aren't they a variety of lupine? We have lupines in Colorado.

Posted by: Emmie at March 22, 2017 11:31 AM (xVuS6)

540 Whut?

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/260503/

Posted by: steevy at March 22, 2017 11:31 AM (r/0kC)

541 530 I hate Apple the Company, but I love my MAC and my iPhone. Unfortunetaly due to work - Navy- I have to use my Dell Windows 10 Laptop the most. Sigh
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (SjImc)

=================

Their cheapest laptops are about $1100 for a reason. They don't make cheap shit in order to protect their brand.

Before building my own desktop, I've bought nothing but Dells, and they were all great. I also paid a minimum of $2000 for each of them, desktop or laptop. Never had problems.

So, I never understood Dell's poor reputation from a personal perspective.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:32 AM (mC1ZI)

542 >>I was always outside running around, or riding horseback. I guess I was a tomboy.


Same here. Hated dresses, hated pink and purple, was much happier hiking, climbing trees, whatever. Glad my mom didn't convince me this was expressing that I identified as a boy.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

543 Bluebells are awesome, they even look far better up close than they look in any picture. One of the few plants I can name that will make just about anyone who hasn't seen one before stop the car and say "What the heck was that???"

Where are they? Bluebell ice cream gets made where the bluebells grow, that's what makes the cows so happy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2017 11:32 AM (V2Yro)

544 Chuck Norris once heard that nothing can kill him, so he tracked down nothing and killed it.

Posted by: Strobe at March 22, 2017 11:32 AM (gbWkA)

545 Circa, those are bluebonnets.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:31 AM (Uohrc)


Ah, yes. I've been thinking bluebonnets while calling them bluebells. My mistake.

Posted by: Emmie at March 22, 2017 11:33 AM (xVuS6)

546 Oh shit. Where will it end?
Posted by: Pluto, A Planet and a Damn Good One at March 22, 2017 11:28 AM (JZdsf)
===

Never apparently.

Posted by: The Catskills and the Poconos at March 22, 2017 11:33 AM (BDZWU)

547 Moonbattery in Australia.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/260486/

Posted by: steevy at March 22, 2017 11:33 AM (r/0kC)

548 Same here. Hated dresses, hated pink and purple, was much happier hiking, climbing trees, whatever. Glad my mom didn't convince me this was expressing that I identified as a boy.


A modern parent would have started you on testosterone therapy and you''d have an Adams apple by now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2017 11:33 AM (JZdsf)

549 Who has Chuck Manson in the dead pool??

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 22, 2017 11:34 AM (XjSCU)

550 Islamists really have a hard-on for martyrdom, and they find it intolerable that their religious view on self-sacrifice might be competitive with alternative views embraced by other faiths. That is, "only our martyrs are holy and worthy".

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2017 11:34 AM (Pqytn)

551 Donald Trump's Travel Ban Caused This Tragic Accident

Posted by: CNN at March 22, 2017 11:34 AM (UOJLJ)

552 My granddaughter, age 7, puts on her tiara and her tutu, then goes out by the backyard pond and catches frogs. Best of both worlds. And if she had it her way, the only colors she would ever wear would be pink and purple. She also likes to ride the John Deere. Go figure.


Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2017 11:25 AM (lwiT4)

Yep. I was amusing by watching my niece wear a purple boa and a glittery purple purse with a shoulder strap while running around playing tag.

Some girls are pure tomboys. Others are pure girly girl. But most, I think, like to mix it up.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 22, 2017 11:34 AM (s7vJs)

553 Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (tVWQB)

Another vote for the Mac, but what do you use it for? If it's Windows-only apps, they probably wouldn't be offering the Mac, but it helps to know what you're going to do with it.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 11:34 AM (8nWyX)

554 544 Chuck Norris once heard that nothing can kill him, so he tracked down nothing and killed it.
Posted by: Strobe

Promote that guy

Posted by: Chuck Norris at March 22, 2017 11:35 AM (FZYNt)

555 Sky News reporting Trump has been briefed.

Was he briefed it was an Asian or was it just so guy upset that his son did badly at O levels?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:35 AM (fDdVG)

556 I heart Tractor Supply.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 11:35 AM (ArGlz)

557 India isn't a real continent, either.
But Pakistan is part of whatever it is.
So the Brits used to say "South Asian" for all that. It really helped. Or, not.

The one I really miss is "Near East."
It moved around quite a bit. Might, could, again.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 11:36 AM (H5rtT)

558
"I moved to N Texas in '79 and don't remember them.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:30 AM (Uohrc)"

To be fair, how much of the '70's do you remember?

I know for me, there's at least 14 minutes where the tapes just got erased. Maybe more.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2017 11:36 AM (V2Yro)

559 So, I never understood Dell's poor reputation from a personal perspective.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:32 AM (mC1ZI)

As far as Window's Computers is concerned I agree. I never had any real problems with a Dell. It's WINDOWS I hate. However there is no doubt that Apple Computers are made much much better than any windows computers including Dell. One glaring difference that bugs me is the function of the touch pad on Windows Computers, including Dell, compared to my MAC.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:36 AM (SjImc)

560 Kid the Elder has always LOVED purple, from as soon as she could walk, I think.

Born that way?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 22, 2017 11:36 AM (Om16U)

561 The comments over at the story seem to indicate that the common man knows that this is Islamic terrorism.

However... London now has a Muslim mayor.

Will be interesting to see how that fits into the mix.

/calls warning of "retribution against muslims" in 3...2..1...

Posted by: shibumi at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (FkAXz)

562 Sky News reporting Trump has been briefed.


Umm, uh, I usually found out about these things, uh, when I read about it in the, uh, newspaper.

Posted by: Ex-Prez'nit ShitMidas at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (JZdsf)

563 Ah, yes. I've been thinking bluebonnets while calling them bluebells. My mistake.


The horde demands nothing less than perfection.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (qUNWi)

564 The British also used to call them, "Bloody Wogs!" I miss those British.

Posted by: Strobe at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (gbWkA)

565 Speaking of computers, is it possible to build your own laptop the way you can build your own desktop?

Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (BDZWU)

566 557 India isn't a real continent, either.
But Pakistan is part of whatever it is.
So the Brits used to say "South Asian" for all that. It really helped. Or, not.

The one I really miss is "Near East."
It moved around quite a bit. Might, could, again.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 11:36 AM (H5rtT)

The Russians say "Near Abroad" (Caucasus and everything south that they have historically contended with) and "Far Abroad" (all else).

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (RD7QR)

567 They are in every highway median in the Houston/Dallas/Austin triangle.
Posted by: Circa



Circa, those are bluebonnets.
Posted by: rickb223
---------------

And those medians are better as a consequence, because, everything's better with bluebonnets on it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (ZO497)

568 To be fair, how much of the '70's do you remember?

I know for me, there's at least 14 minutes where the tapes just got erased. Maybe more.




*snort.
Most after '76 is a blur.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (Uohrc)

569 Sky News reporting Trump has been briefed.

Was he briefed it was an Asian or was it just so guy upset that his son did badly at O levels?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:35 AM (fDdVG)


Was he briefed in Asian?

I bet Trump can't even speak Asian. So uncultured.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (8nWyX)

570 If I were "Asian"-as that term is commonly understood here in the US--I'd be pissed off and insulted that the Brits use that term to describe Muslim Terrorists....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (7uYFy)

571 So those Amish were t it again in England...

Posted by: It's Me donna at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (O2RFr)

572 The horde demands nothing less than perfection.
Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (qUNWi)

====

From everyone else.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (ArGlz)

573 The horde demands nothing less than perfection.>>>

They also demand pics. But rarely get them.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (XtAzU)

574 The Left Wing meme today is : Since PDT is an illegit President, they should not confirm Gorsuch...They are pounding that on "The View" LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (SjImc)

575 >>So, I never understood Dell's poor reputation from a personal perspective.

ace did an epic rant about his dealings with Dell technical support a while ago. Pretty funny stuff.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (/tuJf)

576
Has Trump been blamed yet for the attack at Parliament? It will only be a matter of time before the MFM blames him for the climate of hate or said it was joint operation with the Russians

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (493sH)

577 And those medians are better as a consequence, because, everything's better with bluebonnets on it.
Posted by: Mike Hammer




It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (Uohrc)

578 It's interesting how the painter has captured the bright white flash outside of the window.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (ZO497)

579 Two guys?, Tabby guy upset that his son did badly at O levels. Person running into people upset that his 13 old didn't get an A in Calculus?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (fDdVG)

580 Europe is incontinent?

Posted by: Mathers at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (3myMJ)

581 My nephew just built his own laptop.

He's 12.

Sheesh.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (ul9CR)

582 Tabby=Stabby

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (fDdVG)

583 The horde demands nothing less than perfection.
Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (qUNWi)


Get used to disappointment.

Posted by: Emmie at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (xVuS6)

584 574 The Left Wing meme today is : Since PDT is an illegit President, they should not confirm Gorsuch...They are pounding that on "The View" LOL
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (SjImc)

Sure lefties, run with that. Don't notice that your countrymen think differently.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (RD7QR)

585 Speaking of computers, is it possible to build your own laptop the way you can build your own desktop?


It is possible but only for those with a talent for invention.

First, get a laptop...

Posted by: Achmad, Muslim Inventor of the Clock at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (JZdsf)

586 Speaking of computers, is it possible to build your own laptop the way you can build your own desktop?
Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (BDZWU)


Broadly speaking, there's probably some way, but as far as buying a case and mobo and CPU and all the rest, no, it's not anything I've ever heard of.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (8nWyX)

587 581 My nephew just built his own laptop.

He's 12.

Sheesh.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?

that's nothing, let me know when he "builds" a clock

Posted by: B.Obama at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (FZYNt)

588 My daughter is so good at makeup that the son and his friends come see her for their camo facepaint during airsoft competitions.

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (hUtue)

589 The horde demands nothing less than perfection.

Perfection is in the eye of the beholder...Or something...

Posted by: It's Me donna at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (O2RFr)

590 BTW, twas Ladybird Johnson who got the bluebonnets planted in the highway medians.

Posted by: Mathers at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (3myMJ)

591 "

"Sky News reporting Trump has been briefed. "


I used to hate that phrase when Obama was president. It seemed to imply, "Relax folks, I got this.'

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (7uYFy)

592 557 India isn't a real continent, either.
But Pakistan is part of whatever it is.
So the Brits used to say "South Asian" for all that. It really helped. Or, not.

The one I really miss is "Near East."
It moved around quite a bit. Might, could, again.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 11:36 AM (H5rtT)

The Russians say "Near Abroad" (Caucasus and everything south that they have historically contended with) and "Far Abroad" (all else).
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist


Pink Floyd says "Us and Them". Well, mostly they sing it, but still ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (AoK0a)

593 My nephew just built his own laptop.

He's 12.

Sheesh.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?




I just built my own AR.
Well, I just swapped out uppers. But still.....

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:41 AM (Uohrc)

594 "Sky News reporting Trump has been briefed. "

Unlike obama He probably cares...

Posted by: It's Me donna at March 22, 2017 11:41 AM (O2RFr)

595 This terrorist act is directly related to The Freedom Caucus' inability
to knuckle under.

Posted by: Eric Cantor-Relevant Again Thanks To FBN at March 22, 2017 11:42 AM (UOJLJ)

596 Posted by: The Catskills and the Poconos at March 22, 2017 11:33 AM (BDZWU)

That reminds me of the only funny New Yorker cartoon I've ever seen: a couple is standing in front of their vacation home, reading a note that says, "If you know what's good for you, you'll get those Adirondack chairs the hell out of the Poconos."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 11:42 AM (X6fMO)

597 Jst when will the FBI "investigation" into Trump end?Hmm,sometime after he leaves office.

Posted by: steevy at March 22, 2017 11:42 AM (r/0kC)

598 @564 It was explained to me in Junior High School that "WOG" was an ironic abbreviation for "Worthy Oriental Gentleman."

That was back when Oman was still a "quarantine port."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2017 11:43 AM (H5rtT)

599 "Sky News reporting Trump has been briefed. "




Prefer boxers.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:43 AM (Uohrc)

600 >>However... London now has a Muslim mayor.


Who only recently bragged about distributing some yuge number of Korans.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2017 11:43 AM (NOIQH)

601 Get used to disappointment.
Posted by: Emmie
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It must be a terrible burden for Ace.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2017 11:43 AM (ZO497)

602 I'm waiting for comment #666 on this thread. That guy's the Devil.

Posted by: Strobe at March 22, 2017 11:43 AM (gbWkA)

603 565 Speaking of computers, is it possible to build your own laptop the way you can build your own desktop?
Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (BDZWU)


Not from scratch. You could always rebuild an existing shell (Monitor/Keyboard case), I suppose.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at March 22, 2017 11:43 AM (qoAfa)

604 Kid the Elder has always LOVED purple, from as soon as she could walk, I think.
Born that way? Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 22, 2017 11:36 AM (Om16U)
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LOL. Pink and purple are problematic for Irish/Scandi fluorescent skin and ruddy hair/green eyes. Do you dress the kid in something they lurve, or something that allows them to look human and healthy?

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:43 AM (MIKMs)

605
568 To be fair, how much of the '70's do you remember?

I know for me, there's at least 14 minutes where the tapes just got erased. Maybe more.




*snort.
Most after '76 is a blur.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (Uohrc)


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I remember I got married a couple of times in the 70's. That's about it.

Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2017 11:44 AM (Fmupd)

606 Emmie , sorry - I've been gone, but I see JTB answered your question very well. The bluebells of which I speak are Virginia bluebells, or Mertensia virginica (yes, I know it's Latin and needs to be italicized but I'm not in the mood for the Barrel).

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:44 AM (sBOL1)

607 539 ... Emmie, I think I saw a map that had bluebells, not blue bonnets, only in the east. They are related to borage. They are interesting: they are pink-ish when first appearing but turn a light to medium blue as they open.

Posted by: JTB at March 22, 2017 11:44 AM (V+03K)

608 The Indian sub-continent is the way I've heard that area described.

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2017 11:45 AM (Pqytn)

609 But Trump is motivated by racism.
I hope someone in Congress grows a spine, and brings impeachment proceedings against these maniac Obama judges, who seem hell bent on allowing these terrorists into the country to kill us.

Posted by: Iblis at March 22, 2017 11:45 AM (9221z)

610 565 Speaking of computers, is it possible to build your own laptop the way you can build your own desktop?
Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (BDZWU)

Yes, but you'll be doing some soldering.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 22, 2017 11:45 AM (RD7QR)

611 >>However... London now has a Muslim mayor.

Pakistani Asian to be specific.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:45 AM (/tuJf)

612
"Sky News reporting Trump has been briefed. "





I used to hate that phrase when Obama was president. It seemed to imply, "Relax folks, I got this.'

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (7uYFy)


TFG was usually golfing, eating his waffle, or vacationing. Yeah, I never felt a sense of security when the Muzzy-loving idiot was "briefed."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:45 AM (PY9jH)

613 Thanks everyone - my job has shifted over the years where I'm not doing heavy work in Excel any longer, but rather reviewing other people's stuff. So mainly looking on Excel, email, and Skype. I have Excel on my personal Macbook Air and it works well for me, so I don't have any concerns about the applications. I do foresee some cross-platform headaches here and there, but I'm willing to brave them so I can abandon Windows.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:45 AM (PFy0L)

614 575 >>So, I never understood Dell's poor reputation from a personal perspective.

ace did an epic rant about his dealings with Dell technical support a while ago. Pretty funny stuff.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (/tuJf)

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Missed that.

Of course, I never had to deal with them because I bought GOOD Dell computers.

That's the key.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:46 AM (mC1ZI)

615 JTB, not sure where you are around here, but Riverbend Park in GF has the second biggest display of bluebells around, behind Cub Run.

Jinx the Cat says they are plentiful in Waterford, too.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:46 AM (sBOL1)

616 So Manafort had deals with the Ruskies says the breathless Yahoo headline.. Anybody read about this?

Posted by: It's Me donna at March 22, 2017 11:46 AM (O2RFr)

617 465 Seeing my dad dressed like that would have freaked me out when I was young.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:18 AM (PY9jH)

If my dad had dressed up like that, my mom would have called the police and told them her husband had gone insane.

So many annoying commercials. The one that really is getting on my nerves is the Untucked Shirt Guy. That, apparently, was a national crisis that he solved.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 22, 2017 11:46 AM (s7vJs)

618 However... London now has a Muslim mayor.

Pakistani Asian to be specific.




Oh. Well that's ok then.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:46 AM (Uohrc)

619 Walking into work this morning was the first time I saw the large portrait of Trump in all of his magnificent blondish-reddish scalp weasel persona. After seeing Barky for 8 years it was a very welcome change.

Posted by: Cheri at March 22, 2017 11:47 AM (oiNtH)

620 I don't understand this picture. But the Japanese were always great at codes and being all inscrutable and stuff. I mean, look at that gal. She looks just like any woman you'd see in a Walmart in Georgia.

Posted by: Eromero at March 22, 2017 11:47 AM (zLDYs)

621 613 Thanks everyone - my job has shifted over the years where I'm not doing heavy work in Excel any longer, but rather reviewing other people's stuff. So mainly looking on Excel, email, and Skype. I have Excel on my personal Macbook Air and it works well for me, so I don't have any concerns about the applications. I do foresee some cross-platform headaches here and there, but I'm willing to brave them so I can abandon Windows.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:45 AM (PFy0L)

Then go with a Mac. They're just plain better.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 22, 2017 11:47 AM (RD7QR)

622 TFG was usually golfing, eating his waffle, or vacationing. Yeah, I never felt a sense of security when the Muzzy-loving idiot was "briefed."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2017 11:45 AM (PY9jH)

Of course, Obama was briefed every time Reggie sat on his face.....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (7uYFy)

623 616 So Manafort had deals with the Ruskies says the breathless Yahoo headline.. Anybody read about this?
Posted by: It's Me donna at March 22, 2017 11:46 AM (O2RFr)

[Shrugs] So did both of the Podestas. In DC that's just business.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (RD7QR)

624 590 BTW, twas Ladybird Johnson who got the bluebonnets planted in the highway medians.
Posted by: Mathers at March 22, 2017 11:40 AM (3myMJ)


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The thing about wildflowers on highway medians is that once the flowers are gone, they're nothing but weeds afterwards.

Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (Fmupd)

625 621
Then go with a Mac. They're just plain better.
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 22, 2017 11:47 AM (RD7QR)

================

I think I'd take a PC over a Mac at similar price points, but we're talking about business computers. The PCs generally suck.

Mac is the best choice, most likely.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (mC1ZI)

626 My word, that's stunning.

And Dell's vary a bit, mass mfg being what it is. I've had good luck with Sony, Apple and the new Surface Book (not the Surface but the laptop version of it).

I've got a USB DVD drive for them and haven't really needed it. Technology changes...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (zsHGH)

627 The people over at the UK site linked at Drudge seem a bit freaked out that a gun was used.

WTF is wrong with them?

An armed society is a polite society.

Parting thought: How long before UK Politicians say the only way to stop this sort of thing is to bring MORE muslims to the UK and to be more tolerant of their beliefs, including things like sharia, FGM and terrorism?



Posted by: shibumi at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (FkAXz)

628 Update for the folks who don't want me to die and go to hell because I'm a lawyer:

Phone interview is done. It was with one of their HR people. We went through some of the standard questions, then background and stuff on my resume. I did have to explain why I went from one place to another recently, and they asked a couple of questions designed around interpersonal interactions. I think it went OK, but who the hell knows with these things. They should get back to me in about a week to let me know if I get to proceed to round two.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (0mRoj)

629 624
The thing about wildflowers on highway medians is that once the flowers are gone, they're nothing but weeds afterwards.
Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (Fmupd)

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Truly, this is the story of Obama.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (mC1ZI)

630 Do you dress the kid in something they lurve, or something that allows them to look human and healthy?


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:43 AM (MIKMs)

Let them wear the colors they love. They're not dressing for success or to get a date.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (s7vJs)

631 >>>Of course, I never had to deal with them because I bought GOOD Dell computers.

:::moves ever so slightly away from TJM:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (XjSCU)

632 Linux.

Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 11:49 AM (ArGlz)

633
[Shrugs] So did both of the Podestas. In DC that's just business.

Except they don't have R after their names...

Posted by: It's Me donna at March 22, 2017 11:49 AM (O2RFr)

634 And of course, thank you for all the prayers and good wishes. It means a great deal to me, despite being a hard-hearted asshole.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:49 AM (0mRoj)

635 628 Update for the folks who don't want me to die and go to hell because I'm a lawyer:

Phone interview is done. It was with one of their HR people. We went through some of the standard questions, then background and stuff on my resume. I did have to explain why I went from one place to another recently, and they asked a couple of questions designed around interpersonal interactions. I think it went OK, but who the hell knows with these things. They should get back to me in about a week to let me know if I get to proceed to round two.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (0mRoj)

======================

Good luck on that one. Did the HR person sound like a 12 year old girl?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:49 AM (mC1ZI)

636 >>So, I never understood Dell's poor reputation from a personal perspective.

ace did an epic rant about his dealings with Dell technical support a while ago. Pretty funny stuff.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:39 AM (/tuJf)

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Worked there seven years, trained my offshore replacement and got let go about 12 years ago. At least Round Rock doesn't solely depend on its existence anymore after Dell threatened many times to move.

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 22, 2017 11:50 AM (suO/a)

637 Phone interview is done. It was with one of their HR people. We went through some of the standard questions, then background and stuff on my resume. I did have to explain why I went from one place to another recently, and they asked a couple of questions designed around interpersonal interactions. I think it went OK, but who the hell knows with these things. They should get back to me in about a week to let me know if I get to proceed to round two.
Posted by: Insomniac



Good luck!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2017 11:50 AM (Uohrc)

638 Didn't a bunch of Clinton people help Yelstin get reelected? I think they made a movie about it.

Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 11:50 AM (BDZWU)

639 631 :::moves ever so slightly away from TJM:::
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (XjSCU)

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You were on the other side of the room already. How could you get further away?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:50 AM (mC1ZI)

640 Linux.
Posted by: Mortimer, FINISH HER! at March 22, 2017 11:49 AM (ArGlz)


BeOS.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 22, 2017 11:50 AM (8nWyX)

641 Reminds me that I saw a commercial last evening in which a guy was teaching his teenaged daughter how to shave her legs. ??

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

I loathe those commercials - there's also one when the girl gets her period for the first time. If I were a single father of a daughter, I would find a woman in my life to have this talk with my daughter.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 22, 2017 10:20 AM (vg8iE)


Politically correct crap that a single Dad can totes replace Mom. (Besides, doesn't this girl have friends?) Having been a teenage girl and friends with other teenage girls, and knowing teenage girl relatives now, I can assure everyone that NOTHING would creep out or embarrass a teenage girl more than having Dad in the bathroom with her, in any capacity.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (dargh)

642 >>The people over at the UK site linked at Drudge seem a bit freaked out that a gun was used.

>>WTF is wrong with them?

>>An armed society is a polite society.

The really hypocritical thing about this is that the police guarding Parliament are heavily armed but the normal London police are not. Must protect the politicians but ordinary people not so much.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (/tuJf)

643 Thanks for the update, Insomniac - I'm still on this!

May I ask a teeny favor? Could you dump those last two words in your nic? They make me so sad every time I see them, plus they are untrue.

Please? *big eyes*

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (sBOL1)

644 Good luck on that one. Did the HR person sound like a 12 year old girl?

Heh. Not a bad guess. Sounded like a youngish lady though. I don't think many men work in HR these days.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (0mRoj)

645 Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (0mRoj)

Raising hand as one of those not wishing that to happen to you. Thanks for letting us know. I was praying and will continue to pray for you-even if you are a lawyer. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (fDdVG)

646 431 It's Onslow. He finally snapped.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2017 11:08 AM

Funny...I'd have expected Richard to lose it first.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2017 11:13 AM (p+Wdc)

Ha! Richard was a saint!

(Reference is to Brit show "Keeping Up Appearances.")

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (s7vJs)

647 I wonder if the slobbering, sobbing Schmucky Tumor will cry for these Brits the way he did for the poor Muzzies evil Trump was trying to keep out.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (Nwg0u)

648 638 Didn't a bunch of Clinton people help Yelstin get reelected? I think they made a movie about it.
Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 11:50 AM (BDZWU)

=================

"Well, if it's in a movie, then it must be true!"
-Fair Game, Valerie Plame movie

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (mC1ZI)

649 London metro police saying they are treating incident as terrorism until they learn differently.

London's Mayor dialing now...

Posted by: Mathers at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (3myMJ)

650 574 The Left Wing meme today is : Since PDT is an illegit President, they should not confirm Gorsuch...They are pounding that on "The View"
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:38 AM (SjImc)

That and a big jug of Cutty Sark.

Posted by: josephistan at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (7HtZB)

651 Big deal that Manafort did business with The Russians. They try to make it sound sinister and incriminating only because he was briefly a member of Team Trump.

Trump backer did business with Russia+ Russia hacked the election= Impeach Trump

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (7uYFy)

652 Let them wear the colors they love. They're not dressing for success or to get a date.
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Pictures are forever.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (MIKMs)

653 I think it went OK, but who the hell knows with these things. They should get back to me in about a week to let me know if I get to proceed to round two.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:48 AM (0mRoj)


Keep Hope Alive!

Seriously, though, my friend, good luck. We're all praying for you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (X6fMO)

654 Speaking of computers, is it possible to build your own laptop the way you can build your own desktop?
Posted by: Independent George at March 22, 2017 11:37 AM (BDZWU)

There are a few smaller companies that make semi-bespoke gaming laptops. Build quality isn't really there for some unless you shell out 2k+, but Sager puts out serious horsepower...and serious heat.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (zsHGH)

655 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:35 AM (fDdVG)
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Tighty Whiteys ?

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (y3aQB)

656 May I ask a teeny favor? Could you dump those last two words in your nic? They make me so sad every time I see them, plus they are untrue.

Please? *big eyes*

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (sBOL1)

I'll consider it once I believe I have sufficient evidence to the contrary.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (0mRoj)

657 as a young girl I would put on my Barbie princess dresses and later that day wear boots and jeans to ride dirt bikes or horses, does that make me a questioning gender ?

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (R7cwD)

658 >>>You were on the other side of the room already. How could you get further away?

I thought about baseball.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (XjSCU)

659 644
Heh. Not a bad guess. Sounded like a youngish lady though. I don't think many men work in HR these days.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (0mRoj)

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Yeah, I think the entire HR department in my company is women except for the guy in charge.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (mC1ZI)

660 Update for the folks who don't want me to die and go to hell because I'm a lawyer
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Glad it went well Insomniac!

As for going to hell, well, here's the thing. There's balance in the universe, and for every horrible rotten libtard lawyer, I believe there is a good honest conservative lawyer. So at least in my world view, you're safe.

Posted by: shibumi at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (FkAXz)

661 Trump backer did business with Russia+ Russia hacked the election= Impeach Trump

Is that You Maxine?

Posted by: It's Me donna at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (O2RFr)

662 I remember getting a phone call at 2:30 am from a customer who was frantic that their ASCII terminal (ancient days) was displaying random character after entering keyed input. After a few attempts to reset the terminal, it was apparent that there was a comm glitch. I suggested a reboot of the system. The immediate response was "How do we do that?" It turned out that the computer hadn't been shut off in 2.5 years.

The computer was a Dell PC with a Pentium processor and it rebooted without a problem.

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (Pqytn)

663 sounds like your CV is generating interest Insomniac, and that is a good thing

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (c6/9Q)

664 Good luck on that one. Did the HR person sound like a 12 year old girl?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:49 AM (mC1ZI)

Yes, do tell.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (7HtZB)

665 Of course, I never had to deal with them because I bought GOOD Dell computers.

Heh. I actually have a 17" Alienware that I love to death, well, until I screwed up and "upgraded" it to Windows 10. Now what was a screaming fast machine just seems a bit...off. Can't put my finger on it.

My current work laptop is a Dell something or other, and it's been pretty solid but as a business computer I think it was designed to the lowest common denominator. It works but isn't outstanding at any one particular thing. The best thing about it is it's running Windows 7.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (PFy0L)

666 I'm sure the FBI "investigation" is looking into Manafort.

Posted by: steevy at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (r/0kC)

667 Nood

Posted by: Definitely not citizen khan at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (FnKot)

668 Big deal that Manafort did business with The Russians. They try to make it sound sinister and incriminating only because he was briefly a member of Team Trump.

By the way in 2005-2009. Not exactly recent history

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (SjImc)

669 The people over at the UK site linked at Drudge seem a bit freaked out that a gun was used.

>>WTF is wrong with them?

-
Well, they fought their wars with roses.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (Nwg0u)

670 Hold up: Did Neil Gorsuch roll his eyes at Al Franken? See for yourself!

http://tinyurl.com/m7vg3u2

I almost commented about this, yesterday. If it were me, it would be impossible not to.

Insty comment:

"Franken used to be a comedian but now he's just someone people laugh at."

LOLOL!!!

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (qoAfa)

671 Raising hand as one of those not wishing that to happen to you. Thanks for letting us know. I was praying and will continue to pray for you-even if you are a lawyer. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:51 AM (fDdVG)

Lawyers especially need prayer, considering the rate of substance abuse and suicide we have.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (0mRoj)

672 I'll consider it once I believe I have sufficient evidence to the contrary.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (0mRoj)
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My opinion isn't good enough? Because I'm a smart cookie.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (sBOL1)

673 637 Phone interview is done. It was with one of their HR people. We went through some of the standard questions, then background and stuff on my resume. I did have to explain why I went from one place to another recently, and they asked a couple of questions designed around interpersonal interactions. I think it went OK, but who the hell knows with these things. They should get back to me in about a week to let me know if I get to proceed to round two.
Posted by: Insomniac

I'll keep on praying for you!

BTW, thanks to those who prayed for my BIL yesterday. The procedure went well. They used a metal clip to close the hole in his stomach, so he's rather - uncomfortable. But alive.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 22, 2017 11:54 AM (s7vJs)

674
I remember when my son was teenager and would build his own computers. We'd go to computer show together and buy all the parts - without wife.

Then come home, throw the case on the counter and say in earshot of wife (sons name) bought this computer for $40.00. Then I'd open empty case, and say, 'Damn, son. You got ripped off.'

Wife would get upset with me for not watching over him. We'd just laugh and walk away, with the bags of power supply, motherboard, memory chips, etc.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 22, 2017 11:54 AM (ZFUt7)

675 also this mash up, I have lupines, bluebells and willows growing in my yard.

also night shade, tomatos and carrots currently

I'm all mixed up

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2017 11:54 AM (R7cwD)

676 I'll consider it once I believe I have sufficient evidence to the contrary.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (0mRoj)

Perhaps you could go with "Feel like Eeyore" Sin valor sounds like a self fulfilling prophecy. I would suggest-"he persisted" which is a good thing except it reminds one of the feminist dopes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:54 AM (fDdVG)

677 The best thing about it is it's running Windows 7.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (PFy0L)

The Computers in my Office all upgraded from 7 to 10 WITHOUT my permission. i fucked hate Windows and Microsoft and that fuck Gates.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2017 11:54 AM (SjImc)

678 628 Update for the folks who don't want me to die and go to hell because I'm a lawyer:


Fingers crossed, Insomniac! Good luck!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 22, 2017 11:55 AM (PFy0L)

679 hugs insomniac, good thoughts . and hoping for a reprieve (from da suffering) for you now.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2017 11:55 AM (R7cwD)

680 672 I'll consider it once I believe I have sufficient evidence to the contrary.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (0mRoj)
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My opinion isn't good enough? Because I'm a smart cookie.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:53 AM (sBOL1)

Trust, but verify.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:55 AM (0mRoj)

681
Yeah, I think the entire HR department in my company is women except for the guy in charge. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (mC1ZI)
=====

One of my daughters is rising up the HR ladder and we have had serious discussions about it being worse than the old typing pool for women.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2017 11:56 AM (MIKMs)

682 Hi gang. Phone interview is in an hour, so for those
of you who don't want me to die and burn in hell, all prayers, good
vibes, burning of incense and sacrifices of chickens are most welcome.
I'll give y'all a report later on. Thanks!
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 09:55 AM


Will you accept the thought for the deed?

Posted by: The Chicken at March 22, 2017 11:56 AM (DMUuz)

683 insomniac, you've well"hit on " the lows in life. Time to really start on the highs.
speaking as one whose doing it herself.

fist bump.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2017 11:57 AM (R7cwD)

684 Trust, but verify.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:55 AM (0mRoj)
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Dang. All right, I'll shut up.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 11:57 AM (sBOL1)

685 I was the only one who got to debrief Barry.

Posted by: Reggie! at March 22, 2017 11:58 AM (vg8iE)

686 A witness to the bridge attack said he saw one person lying face down in the water.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2017 11:58 AM (/tuJf)

687 keep charging forward Insomniac!
you're one of the best here.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 22, 2017 11:58 AM (hyCJn)

688 bluebell, nevershutup.

(steals from another commenter)

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2017 11:58 AM (R7cwD)

689 Surprised to see Krauthammer making sense on something, again. Basically by endorsing the general strategy of repealing all O-care stuff via reconciliation that was originally passed that way, then pushing full repeal legislation and for once engaging in politics - force the Senate Dems to block a full fix, as the system collapses.


Meanwhile, I'm sure it's me, but my recollection of the "tea party" grassroots revolt (easily one of the biggest true grassroots events in our history) that included (but wasn't only about) O-care does not contain any memories of stormy townhalls where people were demanding Medicaid reform, or tax credits for seniors.


Probably just me.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2017 12:00 PM (QDnY+)

690 WAIT! I want nevershutup for myself.

throws bluebell a curve ball.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2017 12:00 PM (R7cwD)

691 Ha, thanks willow, you can have it.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 12:01 PM (sBOL1)

692 rhomboid , The typical shlebs out there could not recogise an actual grass roots anything unless they were paid to.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2017 12:02 PM (R7cwD)

693 ty bluebell, you have to admit although stolen slightly it's a great sn.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2017 12:03 PM (R7cwD)

694 It is, willow, especially for us blabby female types.

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 12:04 PM (sBOL1)

695 so there.

Posted by: nevershutsup. thieving chica at March 22, 2017 12:04 PM (R7cwD)

696 They should get back to me in about a week to let me know if I get to proceed to round two.

Ooh ... that's when the scores can REALLY change.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 22, 2017 12:04 PM (/BTP8)

697 and I can do it bluebell! hopefully nergivesup for give me for the rip off.

Posted by: nevershutsup. thieving chica at March 22, 2017 12:04 PM (R7cwD)

698 Judicial coup status:


[ ] Challenged/reversed
[X] Intact


(Note: getting one more "vote" on the Supreme Soviet Presidium, er, the Supreme "Court", will not fix or even affect the problem, other than temporarily)

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2017 12:05 PM (QDnY+)

699 stupid check master of the universe couldn't find me

nevergivesup*

Posted by: nevershutsup. thieving chica at March 22, 2017 12:06 PM (R7cwD)

700 But willow/nevershutup, how will ace know when to put up a new post if he doesn't see your old nic???

Posted by: bluebell at March 22, 2017 12:07 PM (sBOL1)

701 Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 22, 2017 11:52 AM (0mRoj)

I agree with Bluebell. You are not without value, definitely not without courage, and not without capability. The Enemy really attacks guys on those issues but you do not have to nurture those lying suggestions that are meant for your ruin.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2017 12:09 PM (sEDyY)

702 I'd hit that!!!

Posted by: southdakotaboy at March 22, 2017 12:15 PM (JaJ3u)

703 And when they describe the pep as Asian every bloody person in England will know they mean Pakistani and probably Muslim. It's so stupid. The PC-ness fools nobody even the people who endorse using it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 22, 2017 11:22 AM (fDdVG)

"Asian" long predates PC-ness. Simply means a person from the Asian regions of the former Empire.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2017 12:21 PM (WDdjT)

704 Progressives are Islamophilic!

Just a reminder to our beloved deep state, Russians are not the ones running around shooting and running over us in repeated Jihadist attacks.

Yes I am "jumping the gun", but you have to admit it is a good bet...if I was a gambling man. It also does not change my original statement above...Progressives love Islam.

Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2017 12:31 PM (MuTTO)

705 Starbucks are just better ov'r there....Is that my nekked soy latte and that the half and half milk containers ..pump 'n Go

Posted by: saf at March 22, 2017 01:28 PM (+zN6H)

706 This isn't art. At best, it is a depiction of a depiction of art.

fail.

Posted by: It's Chelsea! at March 22, 2017 01:39 PM (CPk08)

707 The painting works a lot better if the woman in the blue kimono is removed.

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at March 22, 2017 03:16 PM (84MDv)

708 Saw some "contemporary" art in Vienna and Prague recently. Very little connected, although there were some that provoked a reaction other than confusion and horror.
Compared to other art, in museums and cathedrals, the current era seems like a clown show, full of carnies and charlatans. FWIW, from an educated man of science and not the arts.

Posted by: Joe Mack at March 22, 2017 07:27 PM (L7t0A)

709 Nice toilette. Every truck stop should have one.

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2017 01:12 AM (rb1zT)

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