Sunday Overnight Open Thread (3/26/17) Skimpy Edition

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Life sometimes gets in the way of writing. Jean M. Auel

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It did this weekend. Sorry for the skimpy ONT.

Quote II

The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house. Barbara Corcoran

Quote III

Originality consists in thinking for yourself, not in thinking differently from other people.James Fitzjames Stephen

As we approach summer, travel plans take place. If you are into traveling and television This is for you. 10 places to relive your favorite TV shows.


If you spend thousands and thousands on a product, is it yours? Are you free to repair it on your own? According to John Deere, you can't. h/t Hank Curmudgeon

A license agreement John Deere required farmers to sign in October forbids nearly all repair and modification to farming equipment, and prevents farmers from suing for "crop loss, lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of use of equipment … arising from the performance or non-performance of any aspect of the software." The agreement applies to anyone who turns the key or otherwise uses a John Deere tractor with embedded software. It means that only John Deere dealerships and "authorized" repair shops can work on newer tractors.


Tonight's Science Lesson.


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On this day in 1979, history was made.

In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties.


Twitter. Aging. Growing old tweets.


How many books do you have left?

The table below breaks down the number of books you'll have time for if you maintain your current reading habits. Twenty-five-year-old women, for example, have 61 years left to live according to the Social Security Life Expectancy Calculator. Assuming they live that long, average readers in that group have 732 more books to read in their lifetimes.....


Tonic. It goes wonderfully with Gin. But does it go well with coffee?


The ONT Musical Interlude

Speaking of getting old.

March 26, 1965, The Supremes scored their fourth US No.1 single with 'Stop! In The Name Of Love.' The song was included on the Supremes' sixth album, More Hits by The Supremes, and was nominated for the 1966 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Rock & Roll Group Vocal Performance, losing to 'Flowers on the Wall' by the Statler Brothers. The song was also honored by inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's permanent collection of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. via thisdayinmusic.com

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The story of Rachel Dolezal Or Oingo Boingo Harika Shaniqua or whatever she calls herself these days.

In her heart, she’s still a misunderstood black woman.

Rachel Dolezal — who convincingly passed as an African-American civil rights activist in Spokane, Washington, until her inarguably Caucasian parents outed her as white in 2015 — is now stepping back into the spotlight in all her bottle-bronzed, afro-hair-extensioned glory.


Navy Seals are tough, physically and mentally. How do they become mentally tough?

Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the military. Mental toughness is resilience—the ability to stick to something regardless of the obstacles in your way. It’s about being goal oriented, always trying to improve, and being dependable and consistent. I believe mental toughness is fueled by either a dedication to self or a dedication to a higher cause. Ideally it is both.

Masturbation is natural. Sometimes unless you're a Genius Award Winner.

School lunches, ugh except for this Feel Good Story of The Day.


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by the Road To Nowhere.

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Top 10 commenters:
1 [572 comments] 'TheJamesMadison' [80.35 posts/day]
2 [459 comments] 'J.J. Sefton'
3 [397 comments] 'Insomniac - sin valor'
4 [362 comments] 'rickb223'
5 [303 comments] 'Steve and Cold Bear'
6 [302 comments] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
7 [289 comments] ' E Depluribus Unum-'
8 [289 comments] '#neverskankles'
9 [277 comments] 'JackStraw'
10 [267 comments] 'Nevergiveup'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [76 names] 'Steve and Cold Bear' [10.68 unique names/day]
2 [45 names] 'Duncanthrax'
3 [44 names] 'Joe Biden'
4 [43 names] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'
5 [37 names] 'Rick in SK'
6 [36 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
7 [34 names] 'Notorious BFD'
8 [30 names] 'an indifferent penguin'
9 [27 names] 'josephistan'
10 [26 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'


h/t Maetenloch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:02 PM




Comments

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1 here we go...

Posted by: concrete girl at March 26, 2017 09:55 PM (fZXYQ)

2 foist

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at March 26, 2017 09:55 PM (b7fwp)

3 first ?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 26, 2017 09:55 PM (8HGb7)

4 rats. I coulda just a well read the contents.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at March 26, 2017 09:56 PM (b7fwp)

5 First?

Posted by: IC at March 26, 2017 09:56 PM (Eu48l)

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

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=13244

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 26, 2017 09:56 PM (vBeA5)

7 MONDAY????

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 26, 2017 09:56 PM (vRcUp)

8 Dang. No 5 is the new first.

Posted by: IC at March 26, 2017 09:56 PM (Eu48l)

9 There are two Ciceros on the sock puppeteer list!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 09:58 PM (DMUuz)

10 >>>The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house. Barbara Corcoran

I wish I could relate to this quote. Where did you dig up this thing, MH?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 26, 2017 09:58 PM (vRcUp)

11 Wooooo! My Lady Bulldawgs are in the Final Four!

Posted by: Country Singer at March 26, 2017 09:59 PM (GUBah)

12 Hey fapsters. For no reason I can identify I'm feeling worse about life than usual. Bleah.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 09:59 PM (0mRoj)

13 Masturbation is natural. Sometimes unless you're a Genius Award Winner.

Sad that the NY Post has a 'Masturbation' category to file stories under.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:00 PM (TqmC9)

14 " I believe mental toughness is fueled by either a dedication to self or a dedication to a higher cause. Ideally it is both."

I have neither so I guess I'm pretty well fucked.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:00 PM (0mRoj)

15 I continue in my quest to remain drunk all weekend after the shittiest professional week of my life. So far I am exceeding my goals.

I estimate I have another 90 minutes until I have to straighten up and face the new week.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:00 PM (B0O0w)

16
I wish I could relate to this quote. Where did you dig up this thing, MH?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 26, 2017 09:58 PM (vRcUp)

I have an old boat and an old home. $$$$ just flies. And I'm not a rich man.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 10:01 PM (voOPb)

17 Diana Ross was my girlfriend in 1965. No really. We did 'it' every night. Or at least I did. I hope it was good for her to. Wherevever she was.

Posted by: Eromero at March 26, 2017 10:01 PM (zLDYs)

18 Well top 20 maybe.

Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:02 PM (Jcg9Q)

19 Wooooo! My Lady Bulldawgs are in the Final Four!

You at Westminster? Good luck!

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:02 PM (TqmC9)

20 15 I continue in my quest to remain drunk all weekend after the shittiest professional week of my life. So far I am exceeding my goals.

I estimate I have another 90 minutes until I have to straighten up and face the new week.
Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:00 PM (B0O0w)

You had to sack a bunch of people, correct? That would definitely suck ass.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:03 PM (0mRoj)

21 The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house

This Barbara Corcoran woman obviously had no little friends or ladypals with showhorses, ever. Boy, is she ever wrong.

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:05 PM (YhV5r)

22 I have neither so I guess I'm pretty well fucked.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:00 PM (0mRoj)

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You have more than you think. Act as if. Fake it until you make it. These are real things I have used, but you have to have a belief in yourself for it to work. You may fake that belief as well.

Things then happen.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:05 PM (B0O0w)

23 Obviously arcs would change shape in a vacuum. The conducting medium (air) changes.

That guy probably needs to be under 24 hour guard for his own protection.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 26, 2017 10:06 PM (oVJmc)

24 That Fodor's link had annoying pop-up ads (the second of which I could not close) and looks like a clickety-clickthrough slide show.

Fair warning . . .

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:06 PM (GsAUU)

25 The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat,

and the second most expensive hobby he could have is masturbating on his boat with a solid gold model of Gwyneth Paltrow's hooha.

Posted by: What Barbara Corcoran Wishes She'd Said at March 26, 2017 10:07 PM (9q7Dl)

26 You have more than you think. Act as if. Fake it until you make it. These are real things I have used, but you have to have a belief in yourself for it to work. You may fake that belief as well.

Things then happen.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:05 PM (B0O0w)

I have a stick-to-it-iveness problem that I've never been able to overcome. Still trying to get past it after all this time.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:07 PM (Jcg9Q)

27 I enjoy my weekly fill of Bar Rescue, but yeah, it also signals that the weekend is over. :-/

The one on now looks really cool, with Taffer helpng bebuild a place in Denham Springs, LA, which got slammed by those floods last summer.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:08 PM (GsAUU)

28 This is what "Skimpy" looks like to a guy like Misanthropic Humanitarian.

...and can you believe he wanted to change that Name?

I think I know why he wanted to change it, but it not only stands for excellence, but the dude was Iconic throughout my small time here.

Once-Again... "Skimpy" means a shitload of content... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:08 PM (6gk0M)

29 i could dig the maserati test drive travel place.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 26, 2017 10:08 PM (fZXYQ)

30 Hey fapsters. For no reason I can identify I'm feeling worse about life than usual. Bleah.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 09:59 PM (0mRoj)


Hey, I feel that too. Perspective helps; we'll both sleep in beds tonight. I have two dumb hilarious kitties. Gonna have to hit Ye Olde Job Search again tomorrow, but there's food in the house. I'm not in a prison camp, nor am I scraping desiccated soil to try to plant yams.

Things will turn out how they're meant to turn out. If you've got for-real clinical depression or anxiety, nobody's going to be able to talk you out of it, but if it's a rough patch, remember that things were better before and they can be again. Ganbatte.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 10:08 PM (8nWyX)

31 These Domino's ads with the super-douchey looking version of Ferris Bueller are kinda annoying.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:09 PM (GsAUU)

32 Delurking: just read Warden's article below. What happened to the times that parents told their kids "get out until dinner time, but you better be back then or you're grounded". Mine did. Now my generation is all "Put you're bike helmet on and don't leave my sight". Makes me sad.

Posted by: BigZesty at March 26, 2017 10:09 PM (PM9DX)

33 Wow. I dominated the standings, taking the 6, 6 and 10 spots. What a week it's been, and I owe it all to all of you...

Guess I should focus more on, you know, work.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2017 10:09 PM (JZdsf)

34 Ok, I confess. Took a hot date named Yvonne, we were both 16, to a Supremes concert in Des Moines. We both lost our virginity in the back seat of a 1962 Impala. What a night that was.

Posted by: colfax mingo at March 26, 2017 10:10 PM (PX+kj)

35 Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:05 PM (B0O0w)

How does one fake believing in themself? Especially when you view yourself in the most negative possible way?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:10 PM (0mRoj)

36 Rachel Friggin' Dolezal. I've always wanted to be caucasian, you idiot. I'd like to debate you on which of our delusions is correct.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 26, 2017 10:10 PM (vRcUp)

37 Love the mental toughness. Got to work on this.

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

38 You had to sack a bunch of people, correct? That would definitely suck ass.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:03 PM (0mRoj)

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Yep. 12 last week. They needed to go, but it sucks no less to look them in the eye and throw them into UE in this still shitty economy. All at least got 6 months severance though, and a few got a year.

I am now officially "The Crusher" Senior VP at my company.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:11 PM (B0O0w)

39 In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties.

That was an awful deal. Israel really screwed the pooch on that one.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 26, 2017 10:11 PM (zc3Db)

40 Now my generation is all "Put you're bike helmet on and don't leave my sight".

I think I've seen strings tied to kids, too. Leashes.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:11 PM (ZIFyZ)

41 >>>There are two Ciceros on the sock puppeteer list!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 09:58 PM (DMUuz)<<<

I!
See!
Two!
Ciceros!

Posted by: Capt. Picard at March 26, 2017 10:11 PM (Tstsj)

42 Once-Again... "Skimpy" means a shitload of content... lol.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:08 PM (6gk0M)

Slapweasel, you are far too kind. Instead of prepping ONTs it was working on a boat weekend.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 10:11 PM (voOPb)

43 Yvonne, The Supremes and Des Moine. Enchantment like that just doesn't happen much in real life.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2017 10:12 PM (JZdsf)

44 I have neither so I guess I'm pretty well fucked.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:00 PM (0mRoj)



you have kids. blood children, right? if you feel for them the way i feel for my farm or my cats, much less my stolen kids i took from people who didnt deserve them... you have enough.


we all face darkness and falter. Hate what we see. i truly believe this is why the gospel takes pains to tell us that before Christs Passion, he prayed in the garden and said "Father take this bitter cup from Me." Even the SON OF GOD faced trevails and felt like he couldnt take it. But He slogged on and drained that bitter cup to the dregs, showing us the way.


I am not christian, but that story means something to me. I have faced serious darkness in my life, true horror, to the point where people ask how i take living with the memories and i can only say "I have no choice, so i just do." But i often come back to that story as a huge Teaching moment for me.


just want you to know i too am an insomniac and i want you to know i think of you often and pray for you.

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:12 PM (YhV5r)

45 Instead of prepping ONTs it was w**king on a boat weekend.

Fixed for relevance.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 26, 2017 10:13 PM (6FqZa)

46 There are two Ciceros on the sock puppeteer list!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 09:58 PM (DMUuz)


That's because he was #1 on the IP-puppeteer list, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 26, 2017 10:13 PM (zc3Db)

47 Yep. 12 last week. They needed to go, but it sucks no less to look them in the eye and throw them into UE in this still shitty economy. All at least got 6 months severance though, and a few got a year.


All I ever got was my last paycheck and a boot out the door...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:13 PM (0mRoj)

48 You want to give me a call, Insomniac? Things take-on a different perspective when you figure-out that those who "have it figured-out" don't actually have it "figured-out".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:13 PM (6gk0M)

49 42: MisHum, you get the photo I sent to pet morons?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 26, 2017 10:14 PM (KP5rU)

50 >>>Navy Seals are tough, physically and mentally. How do they become mentally tough?

I've always been a wuss, I'm sure SMFH (where has she been lately) could easily kick my butt.

But the best way to become mentally tough is to take gabapentin (neurontin). You take 900mg of that shit a day, you will be calm, secure. It will tune out all the extraneous shit out of your mind.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 26, 2017 10:14 PM (vRcUp)

51 There are two Ciceros on the sock puppeteer list!
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 09:58 PM (DMUuz)



Socks within socks, man.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2017 10:14 PM (JZdsf)

52 Slapweasel, you are far too kind. Instead of prepping ONTs it was working on a boat weekend.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 10:11 PM (voOPb)

Did you take a good hard look at the muthafuckin' boat?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:14 PM (0mRoj)

53 Very Kind of Maet to provide the posting stats every Sunday.

Teh Horde appreciates it. Thanks!

Posted by: Phone of Blake Lively's Racist Booty at March 26, 2017 10:15 PM (1ZlS3)

54 I was riding in my boss's little launch to his small island east of Kristiansand, Norway and saw a skinny black woman on the pier of another island. "Huh" I said. "That looks like Diana Ross." Bjarne said, "Huh. That must be because that IS Diana Ross." She was married to a friend of his, Arne Ness was his name I think. Not going to look it up, one of y'all will correct me if necessary.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 26, 2017 10:15 PM (LheKO)

55 My bil was fired after he refused to overbill the government for work. He got a nice severance and blew the whistle on them. Only crap part is that he and sis will have to move when he finds new work.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 26, 2017 10:15 PM (tnTy7)

56 Chavez, yes the poochie photo came through. Thanks for submitting. Should be up in about 4 weeks. Lots of pet photos have been coming in.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 10:17 PM (voOPb)

57 55
My bil was fired after he refused to overbill the government for work.
He got a nice severance and blew the whistle on them. Only crap part is
that he and sis will have to move when he finds new work.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 26, 2017 10:15 PM (tnTy7)























OMG! i just got back from the parents house. AGAIN. mom is not doing so good.

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:17 PM (YhV5r)

58 How does one fake believing in themself? Especially when you view yourself in the most negative possible way?
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:10 PM (0mRoj)

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You know your shit in your area of expertise, right? When you are interviewing for jobs in this area, act as if you are doing them a favor bringing you on. In both Sales and internal promotions, this has not failed me.

Take onsomething that seems impossible. Then, figure out how to do it. Served me well my whole career.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:17 PM (B0O0w)

59 Hobbies for rich men, ranked in decreasing cost order.

1. Picking the wrong chick
2. Airplane
3. Wooden boat
4. Boat

Posted by: Splunge at March 26, 2017 10:18 PM (iMxBJ)

60 56; Cool.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 26, 2017 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

61 In before 100?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 26, 2017 10:18 PM (kP16F)

62 "Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by the Road To Nowhere."

WNC has its own "Road to Nowhere". Goes through a tunnel and then ends. Was promised to the inhabitants when the TVA built Fontana reservoir and ran them out of their homes to do it. But they never finished it and never will.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 26, 2017 10:19 PM (w+Jhj)

63 Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:12 PM (YhV5r)

You're very kind, thank you. Yes, I have kids. I love them very much. It destroys me that the childhood and life I wanted them to have was rendered impossible.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:19 PM (0mRoj)

64 Looks like John Deere is begging the competition to carve into market share.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2017 10:19 PM (0tfLf)

65 For those looking for work, I've probably seen a dozen adds today for US Customs and Border protection saying they're hiring.

Hmmm. Wonder why on earth that would be?

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at March 26, 2017 10:19 PM (Tstsj)

66 Hello, fappers!

(Except that detective - he's just a dumbass!)

Top 100!


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 26, 2017 10:20 PM (8iiMU)

67 Most expensive hobby for a rich man?

Marriage.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 26, 2017 10:20 PM (oVJmc)

68 Owning a professional sports franchise should be somewhere on that list.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:20 PM (HwVbl)

69 All I ever got was my last paycheck and a boot out the door...
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:13 PM (0mRoj)

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I put my email in my nic. Please get in touch.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:21 PM (B0O0w)

70 ... with a solid gold model of Gwyneth Paltrow's hooha.
Posted by: What Barbara Corcoran Wishes She'd Said at March 26, 2017 10:07 PM


Please, no.

It's bad enough to contemplate chili with carrots. I don't think we can take contemplating cold hooha with carats.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 10:21 PM (DMUuz)

71 Most expensive hobby? I would think cocaine and strippers would be up there.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 10:22 PM (Tnhbr)

72 There are two Ciceros on the sock puppeteer list!

Posted by: Duncanthrax


I've perpetrated this in the past. It's because we sometimes post from a smartphone and sometimes from our laptops, which have different hashes. Maetenloch's script needs to be modified so as to collate posts with the same usernames, regardless of hashes. I'm not sure what other solution could exist.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 26, 2017 10:22 PM (vRcUp)

73 I made chili tonight. It's cooking on the stove right now. No carrots, however. I'm not a savage.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 10:22 PM (Tnhbr)

74 Most expensive hobby? I would think cocaine and strippers would be up there.

That's not really a hobby. That's more of a life-calling.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 26, 2017 10:23 PM (6FqZa)

75 That John Deere story really pisses me off.

I have always had the image of John Deere as good and wholesome and red, white and blue American. Instead, this behavior is petty and greedy and shortsighted.

So, it is red, white and blue American, I guess.

Just not good and wholesome!

Dumbasses. I hope they get right and fly straight.

If not, I hope they get their asses handed to them.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 26, 2017 10:23 PM (8iiMU)

76 >>>It's bad enough to contemplate chili with carrots. I don't think we can take contemplating cold hooha with carats.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 10:21 PM (DMUuz)
<<<

*psst* Karats.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at March 26, 2017 10:24 PM (Tstsj)

77 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:13 PM (6gk0M)

Perhaps sometime. I appreciate the offer. I also have a weird hangup about talking with people on the phone, so please don't take any standoffishness personally...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:24 PM (0mRoj)

78 This Newsbuster article has an ABC screengrab from the NJ pro-Trump rally, and my question is --

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lfre5aj

Is that a pro or anti protester? If it's a pro Trumper, some Moron has been outed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 26, 2017 10:24 PM (0rHf9)

79 That's not really a hobby. That's more of a life-calling.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 26, 2017 10:23 PM (6FqZa)


Some people live to work. Others work to live.

I work to put a stripper through nursing school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 10:24 PM (Tnhbr)

80 Most expensive hobby?

Ponies! Actually, there's a million of these things. Race cars, owning a restaurant, buying an island that you use once, owning Newsweek... so many things to blow your money on.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:25 PM (ZIFyZ)

81
You're very kind, thank you. Yes, I have kids. I
love them very much. It destroys me that the childhood and life I
wanted them to have was rendered impossible.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:19 PM (0mRoj)

they feel that love. i have given a LOT of riding lessons to girls with money and ones without. I have a few times seen spoiled kids want more money for a better horse or more lessons, but i rarely saw a well loved child with enough to eat and poor parents who loved her wish for lots of bullshit crap any more than a rich spoiled kids. usually they are more reasonable. I HAVE BEEN GIVING LESSONS TO UNLOVED AND NEGLECTED RICH KIDS SINCE I WAS EIGHTEEN. Even if parents pretend to love them but dont, the kids know. its very sad when a youngster clings to the friendship of a mean-ass young horsewoman with a potty mouth who "gives lessons like hitler" so desperately because this person is the first person who offered them truth and love.
i am sure your kids wont be those.

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:25 PM (YhV5r)

82 That's not really a hobby. That's more of a life-calling.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 26, 2017 10:23 PM (6FqZa)

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The rest of the money just gets wasted.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:25 PM (B0O0w)

83 Hey fapsters. For no reason I can identify I'm feeling worse about life than usual. Bleah.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 09:59 PM (0mRoj)

Hey man, I'm right there with ya.

I've been accelerating my job search lately, which basically means I'm spending more time in something that shows no results whatsoever. And now I'm spending a week or two on graveyard shift. On the bright side, I have my overtime back, at least for the moment. This staying awake all night though is for the birds.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:25 PM (Jcg9Q)

84 64; John Deere has a lot of dealers around here. But, in the fields, you see mostly Case/IH. I don't think their bullshit is playing in the real world. Maybe Case is just like JD. I don't know.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 26, 2017 10:25 PM (KP5rU)

85 Cirero,

I once was a cute, masculine, guy... still masculine but not longer cute and enjoyed much attention from the XX in the younger years. Then at 22 in a master's program I meet Mrs Mingo in physics 201. Love at first sight and never looked in the rear view mirror. August 13 will be our 47th anniversary. Ever faithful since. Plus, she remains ever sexy, even after 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Posted by: colfax mingo at March 26, 2017 10:26 PM (PX+kj)

86 I put my email in my nic. Please get in touch.
Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:21 PM (B0O0w)

---

Don't mind if we do.

Posted by: Spam R Us at March 26, 2017 10:26 PM (sB1y1)

87 "Any human can develop mental toughness by setting goals, pushing oneself a little harder, and working for small victories."

No. No. See your psychiatrist and get meds, and then get drunk every day. That is the only way to power through life.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 26, 2017 10:27 PM (W8bn5)

88 69 All I ever got was my last paycheck and a boot out the door...
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:13 PM (0mRoj)

=====

I put my email in my nic. Please get in touch.
Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:21 PM (B0O0w)

Thanks

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:27 PM (0mRoj)

89 "Most expensive hobby? I would think cocaine and strippers would be up there."

You don't even need the strippers if you're on the blow. I was on the road opening for a country star around 1980. One of his sidemen told me, "He's doing a thousand dollars a day, which is just about what he clears a day after all his expenses.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 26, 2017 10:27 PM (3myMJ)

90 Hey man, I'm right there with ya.

I've been accelerating my job search lately, which basically means I'm spending more time in something that shows no results whatsoever. And now I'm spending a week or two on graveyard shift. On the bright side, I have my overtime back, at least for the moment. This staying awake all night though is for the birds.
Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:25 PM (Jcg9Q)


I've started tentatively looking. I have to start in earnest at the end of April. A few things here, a few overseas. I want to avoid NoVa if at all possible.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 10:28 PM (Tnhbr)

91 59 Hobbies for rich men, ranked in decreasing cost order.

1. Picking the wrong chick
2. Airplane
3. Wooden boat
4. Boat
Posted by: Splunge at March 26, 2017 10:18 PM (iMxBJ)


--Where does Making America Great Again rank?

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:29 PM (GsAUU)

92 89 "Most expensive hobby? I would think cocaine and strippers would be up there."

You don't even need the strippers if you're on the blow. I was on the road opening for a country star around 1980. One of his sidemen told me, "He's doing a thousand dollars a day, which is just about what he clears a day after all his expenses.
Posted by: Meremortal



Marvin Gaye was a country star?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2017 10:29 PM (pY+s4)

93 That's all you do on the farm is modify stuff. Very rarely saw Deere stuff in my area, anyways. Massey Ferguson, Case, New Holland. We still have two little Fords. Had a David Brown. Never a Deere unless it was a little riding mower.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:29 PM (NBHj5)

94 Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:25 PM (YhV5r)

I hope they won't. It's not the money, it's not having an intact family anymore. I didn't want this for them, and there wasn't a fucking thing I could do to stop it. I don't think I'll ever stop feeling raw about it.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:30 PM (0mRoj)

95 How I wound-up atop the list of posters last week was something that I wasn't ready for.

I know there are people like me who post at a rate, unseen by Man, but...

The only other poster who answers posts at this rate is our resident Top Ten Lister.

I called him "silly" and "soft" last week, but I must apologize to Steve. The guy has heart. A shitload of heart.

I must also chide Bebe's for taking him down so harshly.

Come At Me, Woman.

Yeah... he's always bitching about shit constantly, but he decided to grow a pair and you hated his website of choice.

He pleaded to be forgiven, but there were some 'ettes that would have none of it.

I applaud the dude and his parsing of the content.

Come at me, bra containing overflowing joy.

...no, seriously. Come at me. Faster.

'sbd'Steve, (seriously forgot the three characters), is my buddy and I'll NOT abandon him while he strives to get GAINZ!!!

Mountains of manhood are to be scaled and not cast asunder.

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:30 PM (6gk0M)

96 I want to avoid NoVa if at all possible.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile



Why? Its GREAT here. Traffic congestion, its really expensive, everybody is rude, the subway sucks! Whats not to LOVE!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2017 10:31 PM (pY+s4)

97 Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2017 10:29 PM (pY+s4)

Equal opportunity drug, it was everywhere. I was lucky, it just made me nervous and gave me the runs (probably the baby laxative cutter) and I dropped it quick.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 26, 2017 10:31 PM (3myMJ)

98 I cannot believe that a friend told me tonight that she wasn't familiar with Joe Jackson.
That is like saying "Bacon? Never heard of it. What's it taste like?"
I am gobsmacked, to say the least.

Posted by: The name... is Dalton at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (2SERm)

99 "Perhaps sometime. I appreciate the offer. I also have a weird hangup about talking with people on the phone, so please don't take any standoffishness personally..."
-Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:24 PM (0mRoj)

That is not only -not a problem-, but I respect your privacy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (6gk0M)

100 91 59 Hobbies for rich men, ranked in decreasing cost order.

1. Picking the wrong chick


This hobby is not limited to a particular socioeconomic stratum.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (0mRoj)

101 Why? Its GREAT here. Traffic congestion, its really expensive, everybody is rude, the subway sucks! Whats not to LOVE!!
Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2017 10:31 PM (pY+s4)


At least in SoCal the weather is nice.

I should try for the intel analyst jobs in the UK or Germany.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (Tnhbr)

102 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 26, 2017 10:23 PM (6FqZa)

This Breitbart piece reveals a Canadian imam citing one of the hadiths in Arabic; specifically this one --

O Muslim, O servant of Allah, O Muslim, O servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.

Back in December. The Religion of Peace and Tolerance strikes again.

http://tinyurl.com/kt5kc2n

The mosque was so proud of it, they posted the video on their website.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (0rHf9)

103 I hope they won't. It's not the money, it's not having an intact family anymore. I didn't want this for them, and there wasn't a fucking thing I could do to stop it. I don't think I'll ever stop feeling raw about it.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:30 PM (0mRoj)

========

You're kids will understand this, even without explanation. Mine did, just using observation.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (B0O0w)

104 Re: boats

What's the old joke? The two happiest days in a man's life are the day when he buys a boat and the day when he sells it.

Posted by: BishopWash at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (YZFbf)

105 Looks like John Deere is begging the competition to carve into market share.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2017 10:19 PM (0tfLf)


Looks like John Deere is running Windows 10 and using MS legal advice.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 10:33 PM (0hI48)

106 Joe Jackson, as in "Steppin' Out"-?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:33 PM (6gk0M)

107 No. No. See your psychiatrist and get meds, and then get drunk every day. That is the only way to power through life.

Yes! This is what works for me!

Posted by: Hillary! at March 26, 2017 10:33 PM (qJhUV)

108 Slap, I literally just walked in and saw your 10:30.

Thanks for the shoutout. I *do* disagree that I'm always "bitching about shit constantly," in fact Maetenloch basically taught me to knock that off and I'm trying diligently to follow through.

But still... the kind words are appreciated and I won't dismiss them. I *do* want to spend less time complaining and more time *fixing it.*

I was just going to say, I need to learn this "mental toughness" stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:33 PM (qazQh)

109 The mosque was so proud of it, they posted the video on their website.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (0rHf9)

--Vibrant!

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:33 PM (GsAUU)

110 Wow. I dominated the standings, taking the 6, 6 and 10 spots. What a week it's been, and I owe it all to all of you...



Guess I should focus more on, you know, work.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2017 10:09 PM (JZdsf)

You're a STAR! You deserve the Platinum membership - with clusters.
Clusters of what, you may ask?
Clusters of fucks to give.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 10:34 PM (tHwdc)

111 Re: boats

What's the old joke? The two happiest days in a man's life are the day when he buys a boat and the day when he sells it.
Posted by: BishopWash at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (YZFbf)

My favorite is, "the only thing better than having a boat is having a friend with a boat."

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at March 26, 2017 10:34 PM (GrsIT)

112 I've been accelerating my job search lately, which basically means I'm spending more time in something that shows no results whatsoever. And now I'm spending a week or two on graveyard shift. On the bright side, I have my overtime back, at least for the moment. This staying awake all night though is for the birds.
Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:25 PM (Jcg9Q)

The job search. The soul-crushing, spirit-destroying job search.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:34 PM (0mRoj)

113 I wonder if the Tesla coil discharge in vacuum is related to the upper atmosphere blue jet and red sprite phenomena.

And if it would be possible to tap into it.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 10:34 PM (0hI48)

114 For those looking for work, I've probably seen a dozen adds today for US Customs and Border protection saying they're hiring.

Where, did they say in what capacity?

Posted by: Infidel at March 26, 2017 10:35 PM (uKRys)

115 Howdy all. Any 'Rons in Louisville?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 10:35 PM (smD62)

116 Hmmmm, crab burgers.

Something I would have associated with Sandra Fluke, but they look tasty.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:35 PM (GsAUU)

117 If I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean.
And if I had a pony,
I couldn't afford both.

Posted by: Honest Lyle Lovett at March 26, 2017 10:35 PM (Tnhbr)

118 102: GnuBreed

Diversity is our STRENGTH!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2017 10:35 PM (pY+s4)

119 Obviously arcs would change shape in a vacuum. The conducting medium (air) changes.

That guy probably needs to be under 24 hour guard for his own protection.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 26, 2017 10:06 PM (oVJmc)

I got 16 seconds into it, and punched out. Annoying Paki accent, then he got all shouty. The Paki accent, I can deal with, as long as the owner thereof is speaking respectfully in a nice conversational tone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 10:36 PM (WDdjT)

120 Hoyt Clagwell tractors require constant modification.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 26, 2017 10:36 PM (IqV8l)

121 What's the old joke? The two happiest days in a man's life are the day when he buys a boat and the day when he sells it.
Posted by: BishopWash at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (YZFbf)

=====

Boat:

-Break
-Out
-Another
-Thousand

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM (B0O0w)

122 No doubt that detective hums Funkadelic while wanking. My,my,my.

Posted by: Lt. Joe Kenda at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM (bc2Lc)

123 Thanks, MisHum for another wonderful ONT!!

Posted by: ibguy at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM (vUcdz)

124 I was just going to say, I need to learn this "mental toughness" stuff.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:33 PM (qazQh)


Same here. It's why I don't post as much here anymore. I think before I start writing, "Is this going to be another 'woe is me' post?" If it is, I don't post it. I don't want to be that guy whose every post is kvetch, kvetch, kvetch.

And by the time I get here, all the witty things I might have written have already been posted by someone else.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM (rJUlF)

125 Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch!,
Sorry to hear about your mom.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM (+lVUW)

126 I like you, qdpsteve. If the past three years hasn't proven it? I don't know what will.

You are silly. You are also comic relief and I am nowhere near your level of proficiency.

I rest while you respond and actually care while providing humor to this blog.

Letterman was "silly". He earned millions.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM (6gk0M)

127 **TOP FIVE REASONS I KEEP COMING BACK TO THE ONT**

5. It Simonizes my soul and Turtle Waxes my tumult

4. Duh, the opportunity to post more of these corny top 5 lists (shout-out to MisHum) ;-)

3. Still has this irrational belief that somehow, someway, someday Mila Kunis will join the Horde

2. Complimentary limberger cheese and anchovy paste plates always kindly set out by ace & staff

1. I'm addicted and I can't help myself!!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM (qazQh)

128 *psst* Karats.
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at March 26, 2017 10:24 PM


Yah, technically, but I was going for alliteration, and (I just looked) Merriam-Webster considers it a variant spelling.

LOL on the Capt. Picard comment, BTW.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 10:38 PM (DMUuz)

129 Deuce McAllister!

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:38 PM (GsAUU)

130 That is not only -not a problem-, but I respect your privacy.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (6gk0M)

I appreciate that. It's not even really a privacy thing so much as a focal anxiety thing. I used to break out in cold sweats when dialing a number for the first time, regardless of who or what was on the other end.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:39 PM (0mRoj)

131 I should try for the intel analyst jobs in the UK or Germany.

You have that as an option? Sounds like fun for a while.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:39 PM (hBig8)

132 Wait until Bebe's gets ahold of me. She's going to sandpaper my dick.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:39 PM (6gk0M)

133 I've attended Christian churches from time to time, but I can't recall where they preached to go find Jews to kill, much less citing Bible verses or the patristic saints to do it. I must have been dozing during those sermons

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 26, 2017 10:39 PM (6FqZa)

134 Btw, the guy and I patched things up.

It's still a bit scary. But...what do ya do? Face your fears, I guess.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 10:39 PM (smD62)

135 Roger that, Insomniac.

*over and out*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:40 PM (6gk0M)

136 3. Still has this irrational belief that somehow, someway, someday Mila Kunis will join the Horde.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM


I'm here for you when you're ready.

Posted by: Cora Segal at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (DMUuz)

137 It has been a very good day, and a very bad day.

First:
I made pizza. That is the good day part.

The bad : I'm eating too much.

See?

It is the dichotomy of man, the ying/yang of karma, the everything has consequences. Even doing nothing has consequences.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (p1ZcN)

138
I must have been dozing during those sermons
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


Like Obama during Reverend Wright's sermons.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (IqV8l)

139 134 Btw, the guy and I patched things up.

It's still a bit scary. But...what do ya do? Face your fears, I guess.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 10:39 PM (smD62)


Great news, Pink. I've been reading your story over the weekend. I hope it all works out for the two of you.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (rJUlF)

140 I must have been dozing during those sermons
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 26, 2017 10:39 PM (6FqZa)


Try the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (Tnhbr)

141 That is like saying "Bacon? Never heard of it. What's it taste like?"

I am gobsmacked, to say the least.

Posted by: The name... is Dalton at March 26, 2017 10:32 PM (2SERm)

OK, I'm burning with shame. I never claimed to be knowledgeable about music.

Nowadays I regularly watch the 70s music channel on FIOS with artist and song info listed and can't believe how much music I attributed to the wrong artists, back in the day, when I just heard songs on the radio and they were identified in blocks before ad breaks, that I often missed.
Keep in mind, Dalton, that I never had MTV, and a lot of us old-school freaks just knew what we liked.
<Pulls blanket over head and sulks>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (tHwdc)

142 The job search. The soul-crushing, spirit-destroying job search.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:34 PM (0mRoj)

Yes, the search that requires you have a years' dishwashing experience to get a dishwasher job, or two years' experience to get a job in a warehouse, where fast food places turn you down to your face, etc. etc. etc., and where the average job ad has around 100 or so applicants, even if it's part time.

Yeah that one.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (Jcg9Q)

143 You want to go boating a few times a year? Rent one. Even if you pay $500 per day it is still far cheaper than owning one. And less hassles.

Posted by: Ripley at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (NbRJx)

144 Slap, thanks and I like you too.

And I've learned I don't mind being silly or even being seen as a little bit silly. One of the reasons I realized I had such a hard time as a child and teenager, is that I had *no* sense of humor about myself. I took myself so, so, seriously and I'm sure that turned lots of people off.

There's a great line in the original short story, "Flowers For Algernon": "People like you, if you let them laugh at you. I'm going to have lots of friends where I go." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)

145 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM (qazQh)

Shout out, noticed and appreciated.

Thank you Steve.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (voOPb)

146 Wait until Bebe's gets ahold of me. She's going to sandpaper my dick.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:39 PM (6gk0M)

======

Well, it can feel kinda good until ya really get to it, I guess.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:42 PM (B0O0w)

147 I estimate I have another 90 minutes until I have to straighten up and face the new week.
Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:00

Be well Flyboy. Just take a glass of water or gaterade stuff to bed and sip on it when you wake up.

Best wishes.

Posted by: Farmer at March 26, 2017 10:42 PM (o/90i)

148 80 Most expensive hobby?

Ponies! Actually, there's a million of these things. Race cars, owning a restaurant, buying an island that you use once, owning Newsweek... so many things to blow your money on.
Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:25 PM (ZIFyZ)

*******

I would agree with the equus angle. My daughter evented for 12 yrs - coach said was Olympic material and she just needed a $750,000 horse. 1200 lbs termites. Between feed, shoes every 6 weeks, tack and vet expenses - my daughter's horse cost us almost $25,000 in one year just for up keep.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at March 26, 2017 10:42 PM (osjH4)

149 Looks like John Deere is begging the competition to carve into market share.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2017 10:19 PM (0tfLf)

They have long had a rep for being more expensive than competitive equipment, but worth the difference. If the aggravation factor for the software gets worse, though, maybe the "worth it" goes away.

Question is: are the others doing the same thing?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 10:43 PM (WDdjT)

150 You have that as an option? Sounds like fun for a while.
Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:39 PM (hBig


Possibly. I'd prefer to stay in SoCal since I have better access to my interests (blacksmithing, tango) as well as taking college courses here than trying to do so overseas. On the other hand, I have a very cute friend who lives in Barcelona...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 10:43 PM (Tnhbr)

151 I got 16 seconds into it, and punched out. Annoying Paki accent, then he got all shouty.

If it's the guy I'm thinking of, you might want to continue watching. He always shocks the hell out of himself accidentally. It's pretty funny.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2017 10:43 PM (eeTCA)

152 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:33 PM (qazQh)

Keep doing what you need to do to figure shit out, and don't sweat getting static from other people about it.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

153 For those looking for work, I've probably seen a dozen adds today for US Customs and Border protection saying they're hiring.

Where, did they say in what capacity?


Posted by: Infidel at March 26, 2017 10:35 PM (uKRys)

I looked there already. You have to be under 40 for those. I'm not.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:44 PM (Jcg9Q)

154 "5. It Simonizes my soul and Turtle Waxes my tumult."

See? While that isn't "Stand-Up" funny, it is Horde-Quality Lemonade.

Perhaps you have a newsletter?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:44 PM (6gk0M)

155 114 For those looking for work, I've probably seen a dozen adds today for US Customs and Border protection saying they're hiring.

Where, did they say in what capacity?
Posted by: Infidel at March 26, 2017 10:35 PM (uKRys)

--They've had multiple hiring fairs here in EP since Election Day (no coincidence, I'm sure). All of them have been for field agent positions.

If you're interested, they should have active job postings at WorkinTexas.com.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:44 PM (GsAUU)

156 127 **TOP FIVE REASONS I KEEP COMING BACK TO THE ONT**

5. It Simonizes my soul and Turtle Waxes my tumult
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:37 PM


What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Shinola at March 26, 2017 10:44 PM (DMUuz)

157 I looked there already. You have to be under 40 for those. I'm not.
Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:44 PM (Jcg9Q


Lie, lie like a rug.
After all it's the government, they lie to us all the time.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (voOPb)

158 LMAO, "It's all fun and games until you're drunk and broke."

Been there, done that.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (GsAUU)

159 Thanks Captain, I super duper appreciate it.

With it being online and long-distance-ish, it makes things, unconventional for sure.

Convention says, with online, you should meet sooner rather than later. But, with the distance...doesn't exactly work.

Convention says first time meeting in person should be a quick coffee date. But, if either of us are driving a significant distance, a quickie date just seems crazy to me.

So...I guess I will just play it by ear.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (smD62)

160 Be well Flyboy. Just take a glass of water or gaterade stuff to bed and sip on it when you wake up.

Best wishes.
Posted by: Farmer at March 26, 2017 10:42 PM (o/90i)

======

Thanks, Farmer.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (B0O0w)

161 Keep in mind, Dalton, that I never had MTV, and a lot of us old-school freaks just knew what we liked.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (tHwdc)


I had this...friend...who would listen to Casey Kasem's countdown every weekend, and would write down the song titles and artists so he'd know what they were. Came in handy later in life at Trivial Pursuit tournaments.

Or so I've been told.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (rJUlF)

162 I hope they won't. It's not the money, it's not
having an intact family anymore. I didn't want this for them, and there
wasn't a fucking thing I could do to stop it. I don't think I'll ever
stop feeling raw about it.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:30 PM (0mRoj)


if you love them they will know.


if you dont, they will know, even if you live with them.


I was raised by my gramma and my coaches, mostly. after a bad illness i was moved from the female coach to a Male one that was a retired DI but who was more prestigious and lived closer to my drs and for the first time moved in with my parents full time. I knew my parents didnt love me. I knew Gramma did. I knew my coaches did. Now i am in my fourties and live down the street from that first coach. My parents live an hour away. Stepdad and i have a great relationship now (father is dead since childhood) mom is still strained.


where you live has nothing to do with it. Genuine interest, showing up and guidance show a child who the parent is. As my grandmother lay in the hospital not recognizing anyone, dying... she kept pointing at me and telling the nurses "Thats my baby." She taught me to cook, to sew to be a good sport and love caring for others. My bedroom at that first coach's house still has my stuffed frog on the bed and my Junior competitor show pictures in her tackroom. She always has time for me. She still still helps me break my freak of nature horses when i need her to. Shes 75. Guess who i feel like are my parents?

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (YhV5r)

163 Cora, thanks ;-)

I watched another movie last night, "A League Of Their Own." One of the bits in the movie, that takes place in 1943-44, is that the most talented hitter on the team, is a young woman who is... shall we say... not yuge on the 'looker' list. (The actress looked a bit like Drew Barrymore, although she obviously wasn't.)

Anyway, being on the team brings her personality out and I guess makes her a bit more confident, to the point that a guy falls in love with her while she's belting out a classic blues tune onstage at one of the team's R&R sessions at a local dance joint. She's depicted as the very first member of the women's baseball team that gets married, which made the point: coming out of your shell is what it takes to make it.

I got it. In the past I would have bitched a bit, but no so much any more.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (qazQh)

164 He pleaded to be forgiven, but there were some 'ettes that would have none of it.



I applaud the dude and his parsing of the content.



Come at me, bra containing overflowing joy.



...no, seriously. Come at me. Faster.



'sbd'Steve, (seriously forgot the three characters), is my buddy and I'll NOT abandon him while he strives to get GAINZ!!!



Mountains of manhood are to be scaled and not cast asunder.



-Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel





Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:30 PM (6gk0M)

Balls? Absofuckinglutely, a good thing. But don't drink TOO deeply at that well. Balance in all things.
I have only one thing to say in defense of that disagreement - he accused some 'ettes of being feminists: Do.Not.Go.There.

We've made up since. Right, qdpsteve?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (tHwdc)

165 made chili tonight. It's cooking on the stove right now. No carrots, however. I'm not a savage.
Posted by: Colorado Alex

Put some corn in there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (+lVUW)

166 Yez, Slap @ 106.
THAT Joe Jackson. The one that is #2 & #3 on my "desert island " album list.
Meh. She's redeemed herself.

Posted by: The name... is Dalton at March 26, 2017 10:46 PM (2SERm)

167 Lie, lie like a rug.
After all it's the government, they lie to us all the time.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (voOPb)

Generally speaking, I suck at lying, and I don't look like your average illegal, so I'd probably get busted.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:46 PM (Jcg9Q)

168 >>>Where, did they say in what capacity?


Posted by: Infidel at March 26, 2017 10:35 PM (uKRys)<<<

Wasn't able to actually catch that, but the range of agents they were showing in the commercials looked to be doing everything from security at airports, patrols on the border, and I think they even showed some getting onto/off of a waiting helicopter. You know, the fun stuff.

Do remember them advising to apply online.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at March 26, 2017 10:46 PM (Tstsj)

169 Thanks for all the kind words, everyone. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:47 PM (qazQh)

170 qdpsteve, FWIW, I like your comments!

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:47 PM (GsAUU)

171 So...I guess I will just play it by ear.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (smD62)


It's probably the best way to handle it, I guess. (I make no claim to being an expert on relationships.)

I can relate to the distance thing. I'm seeing someone who had to move 50 miles away due to her job. It's not a huge distance compared to some, but knowing she's that much farther away...well, it's something that I have to handle, I suppose.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 26, 2017 10:48 PM (rJUlF)

172 well, as that fightinest sailor man would say, I gotsk to get up early but I like to try and look on the bright side of things --
three words:
Trump, not Hillary.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at March 26, 2017 10:48 PM (b7fwp)

173 For those looking for work, I've probably seen a dozen adds today for US Customs and Border protection saying they're hiring.

Sign of the times. In '82, the Detroit Free Press had quarter page ads placed by the CIA advertising Job openings to be a CIA agent.

I actually wrangled an interview, but flunked (rather badly) the psych interview.

True Story.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 26, 2017 10:48 PM (p1ZcN)

174 a big improvement over the past?

age

watching "feud" about the making of "whatever happened to baby jane", those old, over the hill broads davis & crawford were just 54 & 56 years old. and they really were old back then.

back then, 65 was retirement, 70 was old age and if you made it, infirmity.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 26, 2017 10:48 PM (WTSFk)

175 re the Deere thingy -- This is not a new trick. Several auto makers have tried to push the same thing, and Apple and Microsoft. Basically, the claim is that the software running the gear is 'leased', never 'owned'. Oh, some textbook publishers have made the same claim about their books.

At some point the SC will have to rule on this.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 26, 2017 10:48 PM (0rHf9)

176 Yes, the search that requires you have a years' dishwashing experience to get a dishwasher job, or two years' experience to get a job in a warehouse, where fast food places turn you down to your face, etc. etc. etc., and where the average job ad has around 100 or so applicants, even if it's part time.

Yeah that one.
Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (Jcg9Q)


Try putting military experience and >10 years' programming and sysadmin work on the application for a restaurant or retail or hotel job.

Hahaha just kidding, don't do that because you will never get a callback.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 10:48 PM (8nWyX)

177 Miley, right.

I got it: don't use the "F" word (feminist), and only share about A Voice For Men *very sparingly* or maybe best not to share it at all. Which is cool, I'm not obsessed with that site.

No problem, I can live with those rules.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:49 PM (qazQh)

178 165
made chili tonight. It's cooking on the stove right now. No carrots, however. I'm not a savage.

Posted by: Colorado Alex

Put some corn in there.



Posted by: nerdygirl at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (+lVUW)

I did BOTH one time, just to see if Grimmy would eat it

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:49 PM (YhV5r)

179 "Balls? Absofuckinglutely, a good thing. But don't drink TOO deeply at that well. Balance in all things.
I have only one thing to say in defense of that disagreement - he accused some 'ettes of being feminists: Do.Not.Go.There.

We've made up since. Right, qdpsteve?
"
-Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (tHwdc)

*sigh*

How many times does a guy have to apologize to "Grow a Pair?"

He already apologized on numerous occasions.

Bring that shit to ME, not qdpsteve.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:49 PM (6gk0M)

180 Oh and thanks too Miley!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:49 PM (qazQh)

181 logprof, thanks!

BTW everyone, gonna try and thank you all personally tonight for the support. If I forget you, please accept this apology in advance and know that you are appreciated as well. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:50 PM (qazQh)

182 I looked there already. You have to be under 40 for those. I'm not.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:44 PM (Jcg9Q)

Well, that leaves me out.

Posted by: Infidel at March 26, 2017 10:50 PM (uKRys)

183 ... i know people in their 70's & 80's who are independent and active. unheard of back then.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 26, 2017 10:50 PM (WTSFk)

184 qdpsteve,

Enjoy your posts, man. Nothing wrong with silly.

There's a quote from Doctor Who that goes something like, "There's no point in being a grownup if you can't be a little childish sometimes." I've always thought that means it's OK to be silly, but put on the "serious" hat when it's needed.



Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 26, 2017 10:51 PM (rJUlF)

185 Apparently there's a thriving black market for John Deere 'parts', specifically software from Eastern Europe.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 10:51 PM (DMUuz)

186 Wow. I dominated the standings, taking the 6, 6 and 10 spots. What a week it's been, and I owe it all to all of you...

Guy would finish first and third in a five-man jackoff contest.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 26, 2017 10:51 PM (5p/Pr)

187 Possibly. I'd prefer to stay in SoCal since I have
better access to my interests (blacksmithing, tango) as well as taking
college courses here than trying to do so overseas. On the other hand, I
have a very cute friend who lives in Barcelona...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 10:43 PM (Tnhbr)


Now, they dance the tango in Argentina, and if you don't like the Argies, you can go to Paraguay or Uruguay instead, since they don't like them either.


Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 10:51 PM (0hI48)

188 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:49 PM (6gk0M)

Let's move on Slap. No need to rehash things from almost a week ago.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 10:52 PM (voOPb)

189 Re the job search front:

I've actually been getting some responses from job cover letters/resumes on Craigslist lately, after *years* of no responses from anyone there, ever.

Who knows, maybe the SoCal economy is *finally* getting better?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:52 PM (qazQh)

190 Yeah... I fell asleep to Joe Jackson on plenty of occasions. "Is she really going out with him?" was a great song, as well.

I fell asleep thinking that the hot girls really wanted to go out with me, instead.

Because I was a spelling-geek who played soccer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:52 PM (6gk0M)

191 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 10:52 PM (IcT7t)

192 CW, thanks! :-)

Insomniac, thanks! :-)

MisHum, thanks! :-)

Yes I'm addicted to Smileys!!!! :-) :-) :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:53 PM (qazQh)

193
Now, they dance the tango in Argentina, and if you don't like the Argies, you can go to Paraguay or Uruguay instead, since they don't like them either.


Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 10:51 PM (0hI4


There's a decent Argentine tango community in Europe. I went to a festival in Sitges back in 2011. It was full of Russians.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 10:53 PM (Tnhbr)

194 The problem is things are getting really intense, and...just really intense.

We were up till 4:30 am this morning, which pretty much destroyed me the rest of the day. I told him no more of that for a while.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 10:53 PM (smD62)

195 oh, and I almost forgot, Keith Olbermann is a twat.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at March 26, 2017 10:53 PM (b7fwp)

196 95 Yup.
The key to my successful job search in this economy was to lie and say I wasn't white
Yes really.

Posted by: MAx at March 26, 2017 10:53 PM (/RZxG)

197 Evenin' everyone.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 10:52 PM (IcT7t)

======

Evening, Blanco.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM (B0O0w)

198
Apparently there's a thriving black market for John Deere 'parts', specifically software from Eastern Europe.
Posted by: Duncanthrax


Putin hacks your tractor!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM (IqV8l)

199 2. Complimentary limberger cheese and anchovy paste plates always kindly set out by ace & staff

What, no pickled herring?My understanding from old Germans was that pickled herring was supposed to go with limberger cheese.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM (+lVUW)

200 And I haven't seen Bebe's for some time so I'm wondering what's going on there but I figure she'll be back when she feels like it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM (qazQh)

201 I actually wrangled an interview, but flunked (rather badly) the psych interview.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 26, 2017 10:48 PM (p1ZcN)


Absolute favorite question on the submarine psych test:

I sometimes like to pretend that I am dead and no one can see or hear me
[ ] Strongly agree
[ ] Agree
[ ] Neither agree nor disagree
[ ] Disagree
[ ] Strongly disagree

...dafuq?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM (8nWyX)

202 mmm nerdygirl, pickled herring...

In fairness, anything and everything tastes better pickled.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:55 PM (qazQh)

203 Putin hacks your tractor!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM (IqV8l)


In Putin's Russia, tractor hacks YOU!

Hey, you were all thinking it...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 26, 2017 10:55 PM (rJUlF)

204 Howdy.


That road to nowhere reminds me of a runaway truck ramp near Slick Rock, CO. Coming down into the canyon, the road is about a 7-8% grade and fairly windy (twisty-windy, not blowy-windy). There is a runaway truck ramp and from the highway that goes off toward the canyon, and you cannot see anything beyond the end of the truck ramp (no more hillside, just blue sky).

I always wondered if it worked like a ski jump and the canyon floor below had a large pile of formerly runaway trucks at the bottom.

Missus Muldoon and I call it the Runaway Truck Ramp to Nowhere

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2017 10:55 PM (wPiJc)

205 hogmartin at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM

It's all a head game, man. All of it.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 26, 2017 10:55 PM (p1ZcN)

206 196
95 Yup.

The key to my successful job search in this economy was to lie and say I wasn't white

Yes really.

Posted by: MAx at March 26, 2017 10:53 PM (/RZxG)

How does that work at the in person interview?

Posted by: Infidel at March 26, 2017 10:55 PM (uKRys)

207 Up at 4:00 this morning, a busy day and no nap. Turning in. Evening, Horde.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 26, 2017 10:56 PM (5p/Pr)

208 Back to the salt mines tomorrow.

Have a good night, y'all!

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 26, 2017 10:56 PM (GsAUU)

209 Roger that, Misanthropic.

I remember the "Peace Agreement" between el-Sadat and Begin. My Father was hopeful about that because Reagan was coming into office.

https://tinyurl.com/omlrgfv

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:57 PM (6gk0M)

210 G'Night, Logprof!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:57 PM (6gk0M)

211 Hey there, Flyboy.

Since I know nothing else about you, how goes the job, x weeks in?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 10:58 PM (IcT7t)

212 (otherwise, "feud " is nigh unwatchable. after a promising start it's script is wholly didactic, pedantic and a feminist screed.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 26, 2017 10:58 PM (WTSFk)

213 >>>I sometimes like to pretend that I am dead and no one can see or hear me

[ ] Strongly agree

[ ] Agree

[ ] Neither agree nor disagree

[ ] Disagree

[ ] Strongly disagree



...dafuq?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM (8nWyX)<<<


Well, that's a stupid question. Obviously it's strongly disagree.
What 'tard sometimes pretends they're dead. You ALWAYS pretend you're dead, and that no one can see or hear you.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at March 26, 2017 10:58 PM (Tstsj)

214
In Putin's Russia, tractor hacks YOU!

Anybody remember the automobile eating combines in Prime Cut?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069121

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 26, 2017 10:58 PM (IqV8l)

215 189 CDC is hiring psych techs all day long and waiting for your application
Calling emasculating ballbusters telling you to grow a pair and control mens' speech "feminists" seems like not too much of a stretch

Posted by: MAx at March 26, 2017 10:58 PM (/RZxG)

216 Slap, also, thanks again.

Don't have a newsletter but I *have* actually thought about trying to put together something comedy on either video, or maybe even trying stand-up.

The Comedy Store *still* has amateur nights and at this stage in my life I'm not so afraid anymore. It's on my list to get up there and try something sometime sooner rather than later.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:58 PM (qazQh)

217 Anything that eats, or burns fuel is an expensive hobby. I used to think cars were expensive. Harleys make cars look frigging reasonable.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 26, 2017 10:58 PM (aMlLZ)

218 Convention says, with online, you should meet sooner rather than later. But, with the distance...doesn't exactly work.



Convention says first time meeting in person should be a quick
coffee date. But, if either of us are driving a significant distance, a
quickie date just seems crazy to me.



So...I guess I will just play it by ear.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (smD62)

Rules and convention are meant to be broken. I used to be in a breakneck hurry. No longer. Well, for obvious reasons, now.
If there's someone who really, really resonates with you, like uncannily well, and they're at a distance that would require an overnight or more, then you need to decide how strong this resonance is, and whether or not it's worth keeping on a back burner while events play out. Time is precious, but finding the right mate is priceless.
There's a lot to be said for becoming friends first. This CAN happen online. And then there's less chance of bf-gf game playing, I think. That shit is just awful. And unforgiveable if you're a grownup.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 10:59 PM (tHwdc)

219 Absolute favorite question on the submarine psych test:

I sometimes like to pretend that I am dead and no one can see or hear me

...dafuq?
Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM


Designed to help determine if you were predisposed to stand watches in the aft machinery compartment.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 10:59 PM (DMUuz)

220 I made the top 10.

Woo hoo.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 26, 2017 10:59 PM (vsYKI)

221 59 Hobbies for rich men, ranked in decreasing cost order.

1. Picking the wrong chick
2. Airplane
3. Wooden boat
4. Boat
Posted by: Splunge at March 26, 2017 10:18 PM (iMxBJ)


A wise man once said, "If it flies, floats, or fucks, rent it, don't buy it."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2017 11:00 PM (SRKgf)

222 >>The key to my successful job search in this economy was to lie and say I wasn't white


Yes really.



Posted by: MAx at March 26, 2017 10:53 PM (/RZxG)

How does that work at the in person interview?


Posted by: Infidel

Not bad if your loudmouth parents don't out you.

Posted by: Talcum X at March 26, 2017 11:00 PM (/Nite)

223 If I bought a $30,000 tractor and wasn't allowed to service it, I'd probably break up with the tractor company.


I'd write them a Deere John letter.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2017 11:00 PM (wPiJc)

224 That John Deere tractor story is a little incorrect. John Deere doesn't want to sell the computer program to repair the tractors.
One of the dealers gave us the computer program, we repair our own tractors. We also make modifications to them and the dealer knows we do.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:00 PM (u8Ywb)

225 Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (YhV5r)

I'm sorry it was such a hard road, but it's good you had people who loved you.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 11:00 PM (0mRoj)

226 "The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house. Barbara Corcoran"

I have a friend who lives in a Victorian farmhouse. Lovely place, but what a money pit. It would be worse if her husband wasn't handy.

Posted by: Donna, tan now gone but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 26, 2017 11:01 PM (P8951)

227 204 Missus Muldoon and I call it the Runaway Truck Ramp to Nowhere

Posted by: Muldoon


According to my truck driving cousin, they use progressively deeper gravel on those ramps so the truck's energy is absorbed before the end is reached.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 26, 2017 11:01 PM (0rHf9)

228 Do it, qdpsteve.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:01 PM (6gk0M)

229 A wise man once said, "If it flies, floats, or fucks, rent it, don't buy it."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2017 11:00 PM (SRKgf)


A shitload of truth there.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 26, 2017 11:01 PM (aMlLZ)

230 Third most expensive hobby a rich man can have:

Jerry Hall.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 11:01 PM (qazQh)

231 209 Roger that, Misanthropic.

I remember the "Peace Agreement" between el-Sadat and Begin. My Father was hopeful about that because Reagan was coming into office.

https://tinyurl.com/omlrgfv
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:57 PM (6gk0M)

My lawn.....get off it.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 26, 2017 11:02 PM (cm1Bl)

232 I cannot believe that a friend told me tonight that she wasn't familiar with Joe Jackson.

If you are not aware of it, Google Shatner Common People.

You will know why.

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2017 11:02 PM (HV1LS)

233 223 If I bought a $30,000 tractor and wasn't allowed to service it, I'd probably break up with the tractor company.


I'd write them a Deere John letter.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2017 11:00 PM (wPiJc)

Nice one.

If you can buy a new John Deere tractor for 30,000 let me know.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:02 PM (u8Ywb)

234 Even without being online at home for Lent, I still managed to make the Top 10 sock puppeteers list.

Posted by: josephistan at March 26, 2017 11:02 PM (ANIFC)

235 229 A wise man once said, "If it flies, floats, or fucks, rent it, don't buy it."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2017 11:00 PM (SRKgf)


A shitload of truth there.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 26, 2017 11:01 PM (aMlLZ)

So, where do they rent sheep in the middle east?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 26, 2017 11:02 PM (cm1Bl)

236 @218

Thanks Miley, for being the voice of reason.

I am a follower of rules, to a fault.

So, it's tough when what "is supposed" to happen and what logically should happen are sort of at war with each other.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:03 PM (smD62)

237 Someone needs to warn Anna Puma about her obsession with Asian Catgirls.

When there is a predator, a prey will be found.
*cue ominous music*

https://youtu.be/PtHugtXVWlI

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 11:03 PM (0hI48)

238 Well, that's a stupid question. Obviously it's strongly disagree.

What 'tard sometimes pretends they're dead. You ALWAYS pretend you're dead, and that no one can see or hear you.
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at March 26, 2017 10:58 PM (Tstsj)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAdlZ2F-fs8

Posted by: The Pretendin' Hat at March 26, 2017 11:03 PM (vBeA5)

239 So, where do they rent sheep in the middle east?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 26, 2017 11:02 PM (cm1Bl)



Mo's bride hut?

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 26, 2017 11:03 PM (aMlLZ)

240 201
Absolute favorite question on the submarine psych test:

I sometimes like to pretend that I am dead and no one can see or hear me
[ ] Strongly agree
[ ] Agree
[ ] Neither agree nor disagree
[ ] Disagree
[ ] Strongly disagree

...dafuq?
Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM (8nWyX)


I wonder if "strongly agree" might be the preferred answer, since submarines like to be as invisible as possible.

Posted by: rickl at March 26, 2017 11:04 PM (sdi6R)

241 Designed to help determine if you were predisposed to stand watches in the aft machinery compartment.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 10:59 PM (DMUuz)


*dolphin fistbump*

Though a better question to test for nukes would be "I sometimesalways do my roving watches with my junk hanging out of my coveralls and my flashlight shining through the 'sack-o-lantern'".

Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 11:04 PM (8nWyX)

242 165 made chili tonight. It's cooking on the stove right now. No carrots, however. I'm not a savage.
Posted by: Colorado Alex
Put some corn in there.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (+lVUW)

Blasphemy upon blasphemy!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 11:04 PM (0mRoj)

243 "My lawn.....get off it."
-Posted by: tcn in AK at March 26, 2017 11:02 PM (cm1Bl)

Your ellipses contain too many periods.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:04 PM (6gk0M)

244 I sometimes like to pretend that I am dead and no one can see or hear me
[ ] Strongly agree
[ ] Agree
[ ] Neither agree nor disagree
[ ] Disagree
[ ] Strongly disagree

...dafuq?
Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM (8nWyX)

buzzion strongly agrees!

Posted by: Donna, tan now gone but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 26, 2017 11:04 PM (P8951)

245 So, where do they rent sheep in the middle east?
Posted by: tcn in AK


Our portfolio is diversified like you wouldn't believe!

Posted by: Enterprise Rent-a-Sheep Riyadh at March 26, 2017 11:04 PM (qazQh)

246 We baaaa harder.

Posted by: Avis Rent-A-Sheep UAE at March 26, 2017 11:05 PM (qazQh)

247 233: Don't tractors of a size you need for working over $100,000?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 26, 2017 11:05 PM (KP5rU)

248 Just watched Demolition Man because I have not seen it unedited since probably I saw it in the theater.

Anyway, one line I had forgotten about, they are about to go underground to get Simon Phoenix, Sandra Bullock says "Let's blow this guy!"

Heh

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2017 11:05 PM (HV1LS)

249 But the best way to become mentally tough is to take gabapentin (neurontin). You take 900mg of that shit a day, you will be calm, secure. It will tune out all the extraneous shit out of your mind.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 26, 2017 10:14 PM (vRcUp)


Working on it. I'm somewhere between 300 and 600 mg a day now. Gonna tell the doc to up the dose next time I see him.

Posted by: Bill R. at March 26, 2017 11:05 PM (jKUeC)

250 Since I know nothing else about you, how goes the job, x weeks in?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 10:58 PM (IcT7t)

=====

Well, the job came with the necessity to whack 12 people. So, sucks.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 11:06 PM (B0O0w)

251 219 Absolute favorite question on the submarine psych test:

I sometimes like to pretend that I am dead and no one can see or hear me

...dafuq?
Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 10:54 PM

I don't have to pretend to be dead to be invisible.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 11:06 PM (0mRoj)

252 175 re the Deere thingy -- This is not a new trick. Several auto makers have tried to push the same thing, and Apple and Microsoft. Basically, the claim is that the software running the gear is 'leased', never 'owned'. Oh, some textbook publishers have made the same claim about their books.

At some point the SC will have to rule on this.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 26, 2017 10:48 PM (0rHf9)

____

Lots of things aren't sold as outcomes. For example you don't buy a jet engine, but the number of hours that jet engine can fly. So you're not buying or even leasing the product itself.

The concept of buying/selling and ownership is getting turned upside down all over the place.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 26, 2017 11:06 PM (vsYKI)

253 Tinkled Pinkk,

I suggest 6 in the center mass 38 spl +p or 357 mag. Problem solved. Spine fragments on the back side score extra points..

Posted by: colfax mingo at March 26, 2017 11:06 PM (PX+kj)

254 * sold as outcomes

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 26, 2017 11:06 PM (vsYKI)

255 Though a better question to test for nukes would be "I sometimesalways do my roving watches with my junk hanging out of my coveralls and my flashlight shining through the 'sack-o-lantern'".
Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 11:04 PM (8nWyX)

LMAO

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 11:06 PM (0mRoj)

256 My answer to that snarky response to tcn would be...

"If you want to see what a bunch of built-up periods does to the average male, I suggest you taunt me further".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:07 PM (6gk0M)

257 @253

I'm sorry, what?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:07 PM (smD62)

258 You're welcome, tcn.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:07 PM (6gk0M)

259 >>>So, where do they rent sheep in the middle east?

Posted by: tcn in AK<<<



Red Baaax "vending machines".

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at March 26, 2017 11:08 PM (Tstsj)

260 "Mo's bride hut?"
-Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 26, 2017 11:03 PM (aMlLZ)

Shaven and pre-veiled? $150.00, Out The Door.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:09 PM (6gk0M)

261 Insty had something on the tractor deal - TN was passing some "Right to Repair" law.

I think out there is some legal junk that makes it a crime to break user agreements, and they start putting user agreements on equipment, you can't repair or modify, so doing so, you are breaking the law.

I mean, I get it, stuff that is now so super software driven, and you jailbreak it and run new firmware, you aren't running what they sold you. I can see how it could be warranty voiding, criminal though?

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2017 11:09 PM (HV1LS)

262 247 233: Don't tractors of a size you need for working over $100,000?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 26, 2017 11:05 PM (KP5rU)

Some of them are 80,000 some of them are 235,000. They are not cheap.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:09 PM (u8Ywb)

263 We're #2. We try harder.

Posted by: Ovis Sheep Rental at March 26, 2017 11:09 PM (JZdsf)

264 And that's why I don't hang out on the ONT much these days.


Later, all.

Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2017 11:10 PM (wPiJc)

265 There's a lot to be said for becoming friends first. This CAN happen online.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 10:59 PM (tHwdc)


I'm proof of that...well, sort of. Met my current lady friend in person at first, but we spent a lot of time talking online through FB and texts because of our work schedules. We learned a lot about each other that way, and we became friends before we began really dating.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 26, 2017 11:10 PM (rJUlF)

266 Thanks Miley, for being the voice of reason.



I am a follower of rules, to a fault.



So, it's tough when what "is supposed" to happen and what logically should happen are sort of at war with each other.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:03 PM (smD62)

I see no reason why establishing what each other's values are ahead of time should take precedence above the "chemistry" that gets us involved with cray-cray and drama and assorted b.s. Yes, chemistry is important, but if the brain is the biggest sex organ, shouldn't you be attracted first to who a person IS more than what they may look like? And yes, it's OK to exchange photos.


But I think we all need to stop giving so much weight to the superficial. Looks fade, and if all goes well you'll become decrepit together. You love the person, not so much their appearance. I've found that the one you love becomes beautiful to YOU, and unless you're shopping for a trophy to impress others, what YOU think is most important.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 11:10 PM (tHwdc)

267 264 And that's why I don't hang out on the ONT much these days.


Later, all.

Endeavor to persevere.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2017 11:10 PM (wPiJc)

It was the corn in the chili suggestion, wasn't it?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 11:11 PM (0mRoj)

268 You want to go boating a few times a year? Rent one. Even if you pay $500 per day it is still far cheaper than owning one. And less hassles.

Posted by: Ripley at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (NbRJx)

From time to time, I have given some thought to cashing out some retirement money, and buying an old classic motor yacht in the Fall, on the B.C. coast. Thirty, thirty-five footer, fiberglass, not wood. Pay for moorage or dry storage over the winter, and work on fixing up the little things. Come Spring, use it intensively as much as possible, for the entire summer. Pull it from the water next Fall, do any required service, and sell it the following Spring.

Thing is, you buy a boat that's already fully depreciated, you use it intensively for a boating season, and sell it at the onset of the next season.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 11:12 PM (WDdjT)

269 Well, the job came with the necessity to whack 12 people. So, sucks.

Could be worse. My company sold a chunk of itself. Bunch of people transferred with the sale, bennies and time in service "intact". Day one at the new place and a bunch of them got whacked. Glad I'm not the guy that had to tell them, "Welcome aboard, now get your shit and get out."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 11:12 PM (IcT7t)

270 261 Insty had something on the tractor deal - TN was passing some "Right to Repair" law.

I think out there is some legal junk that makes it a crime to break user agreements, and they start putting user agreements on equipment, you can't repair or modify, so doing so, you are breaking the law.

I mean, I get it, stuff that is now so super software driven, and you jailbreak it and run new firmware, you aren't running what they sold you. I can see how it could be warranty voiding, criminal though?

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2017 11:09 PM (HV1LS)

The competitor dealer out of the area is the one that gave us the software. Maybe they were trying to get more business from us.

We have a lot of tractors.

I don't think they'd give it to the guy with one tractor.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:12 PM (u8Ywb)

271 This Barbara Corcoran woman obviously had no little friends or ladypals with showhorses, ever. Boy, is she ever wrong.

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:05 PM (YhV5r)



IIRC, neither she nor her ladyfriends would have a clue the cost of showhorsing.

Posted by: gNewt at March 26, 2017 11:13 PM (6oxBO)

272 My parents forbid Oreos & only let us have chocolate thumbprint cookies.

Posted by: Rachel Dolezal at March 26, 2017 11:13 PM (bc2Lc)

273 >> A wise man once said


Fear the Moonless Night.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:14 PM (T1Co2)

274 268 You want to go boating a few times a year? Rent one. Even if you pay $500 per day it is still far cheaper than owning one. And less hassles.

Posted by: Ripley at March 26, 2017 10:41 PM (NbRJx)

From time to time, I have given some thought to cashing out some retirement money, and buying an old classic motor yacht in the Fall, on the B.C. coast. Thirty, thirty-five footer, fiberglass, not wood. Pay for moorage or dry storage over the winter, and work on fixing up the little things. Come Spring, use it intensively as much as possible, for the entire summer. Pull it from the water next Fall, do any required service, and sell it the following Spring.

Thing is, you buy a boat that's already fully depreciated, you use it intensively for a boating season, and sell it at the onset of the next season.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 11:12 PM (WDdjT)

This also applies to vacation homes. My husband wants a condo in Hawaii. My friend has one in Wailea Maui (her dad gave it to her). She told me don't buy one, rent. She has problems with upkeep being so far away.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:14 PM (u8Ywb)

275 A Voice For Men is a net positive for Men, Boys, and Western Civilization. This was an issue because qdsteve linked to it? Unreal *double face palm*

This is where the documentary, The Red Pill, where feminist Cassie Jaye investigates Mens and Boys rights movements. 9.1 on IMDB gets plugged again. 3.99 rental on Amazon for a week. Watch it with family and as many friends as you can.

qdsteve- keep up the positivity and red pilling yourself and others. Keep going strong and never give up. Don't EVER let a woman dictate and attempt to dominate you and your life into servitude.

Posted by: Phone of Blake Lively's Racist Booty at March 26, 2017 11:14 PM (1ZlS3)

276 I am a follower of rules, to a fault.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:03 PM


Rules are made by men to be broken by men.

;-)

Or borrow Outback's slogan, "No rules, just right".

Don't worry about it, just do what you know is right. You do know it. Trust me.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 11:16 PM (DMUuz)

277 @265

Sadly, I think the friends ship has sailed. Either we meet and see where things go, or we will sort of fade apart at some point. I mean, we ARE friends, are not lacking for stuff to talk about.

@266

I'm not picky when it comes to looks, so as you said, for me, it will be about the chemistry. Will it be there in person? We have shared tons of pics, so I'm perfectly comfortable when it comes to that part of it.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:16 PM (smD62)

278 Re: the John Deere story...

Lexmark has a similar thing going with their printer cartridges. Simply by opening the package, you agree never to resell or reuse the empty cartridge. You can't sell it to a refiller or refill it yourself. A reseller has taken them to court, and it's now before SCOUTS.

Story here.

http://tinyurl.com/m8px7e3

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 26, 2017 11:16 PM (rJUlF)

279 Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:12 PM (u8Ywb)

My late father in law was a farmer and owned several JD tractors. He was Jack of all trades and master of them as well. There wasn't anything he couldn't repair and/or build The computer programs in the JDs would have made him switch brand

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 11:16 PM (voOPb)

280 Barbara Ann Corcoran is an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author, and television personality. As a television personality, she is a "Shark" investor on ABC's Shark Tank.

Sounds like another Trump. She could be president one day, if she had thought about it sooner.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 26, 2017 11:17 PM (p1ZcN)

281 Today I watched a three-part Australian documentary about the history of airships. Here is the link to part 1, and parts 2 and 3 should be in the sidebar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDWmh0iX7bU

Tying into the last thread, it seems like people had a higher tolerance for risk in times past compared to today.

I mean, after the first half dozen times airships were destroyed by ordinary thunderstorms, you'd think someone would have gotten a clue.

Posted by: rickl at March 26, 2017 11:17 PM (sdi6R)

282
264 And that's why I don't hang out on the ONT much these days.


Later, all.

Endeavor to persevere.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2017 11:10 PM (wPiJc)

I hope I didn't say something that upset you.

I always enjoy your posts. You are very witty.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:17 PM (u8Ywb)

283 Are you just a "kid" who should be avoiding lawns, Tickled Pink?

Because I have some advice for you and it mirrors Miley's quite well.

And I'm 45, so I'm no Spring Chicken looking for "tail".

If a guy doesn't want to talk to your Father, he isn't interested in Long-Haul Trucking, but short-term fucking.

I rhymed ^right there^ because I'm pretty good at rhyming.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:18 PM (6gk0M)

284 Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11

Hi CaliGirl,
what were you saying earlier about pedophilia? I told Jules and she wanted to know more but I couldn't find it. She saw some nasty stuff and is
wondering about the Pizzagate stuff I saw here nd she dismissed earlier.

Posted by: Farmer at March 26, 2017 11:18 PM (o/90i)

285
But I think we all need to stop giving so much
weight to the superficial. Looks fade, and if all goes well you'll
become decrepit together. You love the person, not so much their
appearance. I've found that the one you love becomes beautiful to YOU,
and unless you're shopping for a trophy to impress others, what YOU
think is most important.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 11:10 PM (tHwdc)

At the feel good story of the day, there is a link of an older couple in a dancing competition that will warm even the blackest heart, like mine,

Posted by: Infidel at March 26, 2017 11:19 PM (uKRys)

286 The tractor thing sounds like a possible antitrust law violation.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 11:19 PM (0mRoj)

287 279 Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:12 PM (u8Ywb)

My late father in law was a farmer and owned several JD tractors. He was Jack of all trades and master of them as well. There wasn't anything he couldn't repair and/or build The computer programs in the JDs would have made him switch brand
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 11:16 PM (voOPb)

I don't know if the other brands have the computer issue as well. We only have John Deer and some old SAM E tractors.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:20 PM (u8Ywb)

288 I am now officially "The Crusher" Senior VP at my company.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 26, 2017 10:11 PM (B0O0w)


We called those guys 'The Hatchet Men'. Every company has one. Some love the work, though.

Posted by: RickZ at March 26, 2017 11:21 PM (hkdnQ)

289 284 Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11

Hi CaliGirl,
what were you saying earlier about pedophilia? I told Jules and she wanted to know more but I couldn't find it. She saw some nasty stuff and is
wondering about the Pizzagate stuff I saw here nd she dismissed earlier.
Posted by: Farmer at March 26, 2017 11:18 PM (o/90i)

I don't think that was me. There's another poster with the nic California Girl. It was probably her.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 26, 2017 11:21 PM (u8Ywb)

290 Anyway, being on the team brings her personality out and I guess makes her a bit more confident, to the point that a guy falls in love with her while she's belting out a classic blues tune onstage at one of the team's R&R sessions at a local dance joint. She's depicted as the very first member of the women's baseball team that gets married, which made the point: coming out of your shell is what it takes to make it.

I got it. In the past I would have bitched a bit, but no so much any more.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 26, 2017 10:45 PM (qazQh)

Steve, you might want to check out this little-known Canadian movie, "Bye Bye Blues". Exteriors were shot in the little near-ghost town of Rowley, Alberta, only about 25 miles from stately Peon Manor. Here is a clip from it on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g7EQI0xhvc

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 11:22 PM (WDdjT)

291 > love the person, not so much their appearance.

'xzac'ly!

Size of her tits don' matter as much as if she swallows, y'see?

Bartender, 'nother round for the house!!!

Posted by: crude old moron, drunk 'n horny at March 26, 2017 11:23 PM (PjWy4)

292 >> She saw some nasty stuff and is
wondering about the Pizzagate stuff


It's a bunch of nonsense made up from whole cloth, apparently.

And now I want a slice of Pepperoni.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:23 PM (T1Co2)

293 If it has tits or tyres, one is bound to have problems with it...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 26, 2017 11:24 PM (kP16F)

294 @283

Whoa, not sure where that came from.

He hasn't said anything about my parents, nor have I asked it of him.

He has assured me he will take everything at my pace.

I just know personally, how this will probably go. I mean, they aren't crazy about the online thing as it is. So, if I were to introduce the model guy, a Catholic Rhodes scholar, Harvard (Notre Dame undergrad of course) educated philanthropist, if I told them it was an online thing....they would be hesitant. A guy a decade older? It would be tough.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:24 PM (smD62)

295 Boats don't have to be expensive. I owned a boat for several years and spent on average under $1K a year to maintain it. And that included reguar maintenance, getting it shrink wrapped and the few things that needed repair. Maybe I was just lucky but it really wasn't a lot of repairs.

Plus since I bought it used (about 10 years old) the depreciation hit already was taken by the first owner.

On average I used it 20 days a summer, average that at 5 hours per day so call it 100 hours of use, worked out to $10/hr for the boat. Pretty damn cheap if you ask me.



Posted by: #neverskankles at March 26, 2017 11:26 PM (vsYKI)

296 293 If it has tits or tyres, one is bound to have problems with it...


And Pistons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 11:26 PM (voOPb)

297 292 >> She saw some nasty stuff and is
wondering about the Pizzagate stuff


It's a bunch of nonsense made up from whole cloth, apparently.

And now I want a slice of Pepperoni.
Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:23 PM (T1Co2)

It was established that the Podesta brothers are a couple of creepy fucks. Beyond that, who knows.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 11:26 PM (0mRoj)

298 Generally speaking, I suck at lying, and I don't look like your average illegal, so I'd probably get busted.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 26, 2017 10:46 PM (Jcg9Q)

I'd say, apply anyway, even if you are over 40. Experience and maturity count for something. Are you a veteran? That should be mentioned, too. I suspect it's actually illegal for them to discriminate against over-40 applicants, unless there is a demanding physical requirement.

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

299 *dolphin fistbump*

Though a better question to test for nukes would be "I sometimesalways do my roving watches with my junk hanging out of my coveralls and my flashlight shining through the 'sack-o-lantern'".
Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 11:04 PM


Heh. I've gotten the impression that Former Sec'y Mabus would have apoplectic at anything within 100 fathoms of a question like that.

I always enjoyed the stories of Adm. Rickover's interviews. I think I was the only person that didn't have a good one.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 11:26 PM (DMUuz)

300 >>It was established that the Podesta brothers are a couple of creepy fucks. Beyond that, who knows.


Pretty sure the lunatic who stoked that fire issued a retraction this weekend.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:27 PM (T1Co2)

301 296
293 If it has tits or tyres, one is bound to have problems with it...


And Pistons Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 11:26 PM (voOPb)




Motors or mish?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 26, 2017 11:28 PM (kP16F)

302 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:13 PM (6gk0M)



Perhaps sometime. I appreciate the offer. I also have a weird hangup
about talking with people on the phone, so please don't take any
standoffishness personally...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 26, 2017 10:24 PM (0mRoj)

Could help prepare you for interviews, which magnitudes of awful, right?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 11:28 PM (tHwdc)

303 Pro Tip : Never go out to sea on a boat that has only one motor.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:29 PM (T1Co2)

304
>>>If it has tits or tyres, one is bound to have problems with it...


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 26, 2017 11:24 PM (kP16F)<<<

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Alexander the Great at March 26, 2017 11:29 PM (Tstsj)

305 Posted by: #neverskankles at March 26, 2017 11:26 PM (vsYKI)


Sounds like a nice boat.

I sold mine and bought an older smaller boat. Needs a lot of cosmetic work. That said, it isn't easy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 26, 2017 11:29 PM (voOPb)

306 >> I also have a weird hangup
about talking with people on the phone


Step One : You gotta stop asking everyone what they are wearing.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:30 PM (T1Co2)

307 ... i know people in their 70's & 80's who are independent and active. unheard of back then.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 26, 2017 10:50 PM (WTSFk)

Went to a birthday party yesterday for a guy who is 80. He sure don't look it. We're going out 4-wheeling tomorrow morning, and he's driving his old Ford Bronco. Standard shift, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 11:30 PM (WDdjT)

308 57 OMG! i just got back from the parents house. AGAIN. mom is not doing so good.
Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at March 26, 2017 10:17 PM (YhV5r)

I think she called me as soon as you left. I was downstairs eating, and didn't call back cause I feel like ass.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 26, 2017 11:31 PM (hscyr)

309 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/846035682577526784

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/846035820838637568

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/846035907887157249

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/846036003357908993

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/846036106227466240

Posted by: kbdabear at March 26, 2017 11:31 PM (AOrEZ)

310 303 Pro Tip : Never go out to sea on a boat that has only one motor.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:29 PM (T1Co2)


_____


Now you tell me.

Posted by: Gilligan at March 26, 2017 11:32 PM (vsYKI)

311 Farmer,
Even Alex Jones has apologized for starting/propagating the Pizza gate crap. It was bunk.


On a side note, I just re-read the Bill Murray story about Roadhouse and Kellys Lynch - damn that is funny stuff. I wish I could sit down for a beer with that man...

http://tinyurl.com/lfszwk6

Posted by: The name... is Dalton at March 26, 2017 11:32 PM (2SERm)

312 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/846036192055508993

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/846036307306561540

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/846036391305850882

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/846036478723547136

Posted by: kbdabear at March 26, 2017 11:32 PM (AOrEZ)

313 Dad's medi-alert went off this morning as I was about to go to breakfast with my girlfriend.
He's OK, the rig he has triggered accidentally, but I discovered that under pressure my GF drives like a jet pilot* and should have gotten a job driving an ambulance.

(*jet pilots don't often have to back up or parallel park either)


Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 11:34 PM (0hI48)

314 303 Pro Tip : Never go out to sea on a boat that has only one motor.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:29 PM (T1Co2)


My mom only flew in an airplane once. It was a Lockheed Constellation.

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

She always said, "I wanted a plane with as many motors and tails as possible."

Posted by: rickl at March 26, 2017 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

315 AOP- are you in Drumheller?

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at March 26, 2017 11:34 PM (CL76w)

316 Heya Miley.

Posted by: SMFH at March 26, 2017 11:36 PM (sB1y1)

317 SMFH, wondered if you were around.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 11:36 PM (0hI48)

318 >> She saw some nasty stuff and is
wondering about the Pizzagate stuff


It's a bunch of nonsense made up from whole cloth, apparently.

And now I want a slice of Pepperoni.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:23 PM (T1Co2)


Kinky...

Posted by: Podesta Bros. at March 26, 2017 11:36 PM (vBeA5)

319 My favorite is, "the only thing better than having a boat is having a friend with a boat."

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at March 26, 2017 10:34 PM (GrsIT)


The two best days concerning owning a boat is the day you buy it and the day you sell it.

BOAT = Bust Out Another Thousand

Posted by: RickZ at March 26, 2017 11:36 PM (hkdnQ)

320 ..."He hasn't said anything about my parents, nor have I asked it of him.

He has assured me he will take everything at my pace.

I just know personally, how this will probably go. I mean, they aren't crazy about the online thing as it is. So, if I were to introduce the model guy, a Catholic Rhodes scholar, Harvard (Notre Dame undergrad of course) educated philanthropist, if I told them it was an online thing....they would be hesitant. A guy a decade older? It would be tough.
"
-Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:24 PM (smD62)

What I am saying is that a guy who is unwilling to meet your Father isn't serious.

There is a reason that little step is in the process.

Meet him once. Use your judgement. Meet him twice. Let him loosen up and explain himself.

Meet him Three Times, he meets your Dad or a reasonable facsimile thereof.

THAT puts a guy On The Spot. It makes things REAL. If he is "Scared Away", he never meant to commit to you.

AFTER he meets your Dad? His behavior may get him laid.

And not according to your Dad, but with his opinion in-mind. Considering, (of course), your relationship with your Father.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:37 PM (6gk0M)

321 In fairness, anything and everything tastes better pickled.
Posted by: qdpsteve
------------
Apparently it's the only way to enjoy pigs feet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2017 11:37 PM (ZO497)

322 I'm going 4 wheeling in my Ford Bronto.

Posted by: Fred Flintstone at March 26, 2017 11:37 PM (IqV8l)

323 Heh. I've gotten the impression that Former Sec'y Mabus would have apoplectic at anything within 100 fathoms of a question like that.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 26, 2017 11:26 PM (DMUuz)


He wasn't exactly a fan of the Navy.
http://www.duffelblog.com/2016/05/mabus-admits-he-hates-navy/

Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 11:38 PM (8nWyX)

324 S. O. S.

Posted by: Richard Simmons at March 26, 2017 11:38 PM (UEWON)

325 How to make a small fortune in racing...start with a large fortune.

Posted by: Rob in Katy at March 26, 2017 11:38 PM (os0Ma)

326 I endeavor to be perverse.


Carry on.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at March 26, 2017 11:38 PM (S6Pax)

327 SMFH - Folk here have been asking about you all week.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2017 11:38 PM (ZO497)

328 So what is going on with Richard Simmons? Has he turned into Salvador Dali alone in his castle?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 11:39 PM (0hI48)

329 Lotsa 'ettes here tonight.

I'm feel like I'm surrounded.

And I like it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 11:40 PM (IcT7t)

330 Work is keeping me busy.

Posted by: SMFH at March 26, 2017 11:40 PM (sB1y1)

331 I endeavor to be perverse.


Carry on.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at March 26, 2017 11:38 PM (S6Pax)


Do you also eschew surplusage?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 11:41 PM (0hI48)

332 Bring that shit to ME, not qdpsteve.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 10:49 PM (6gk0M)

You want a piece of this? You want a PIECE of this?!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 11:41 PM (tHwdc)

333 He's sweating to the angel choir.

Posted by: Richard Simmons's Maid at March 26, 2017 11:41 PM (UEWON)

334 >>So what is going on with Richard Simmons?


He's just Sweatin' to the Oldies.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:42 PM (T1Co2)

335 CNN: Finding Jesus.

They'll conclude he's a Tranny Laotian Lesbian who identifies as a black guy from Seattle.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2017 11:42 PM (pY+s4)

336 Howdy, SMFH!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:42 PM (6gk0M)

337 Hey Slap.

Posted by: SMFH at March 26, 2017 11:43 PM (sB1y1)

338 Well talking about John Deere's...I started farming w/ Grandpa's 520, 1956 I think, a 720 from 1958?, and then a gasoline 1972 4230. This was in 1980 and I used them till 2012.

When her kids sold the farm and I quit farming the 4230 gas JD brought big bucks, only 42 were made. Think they got $42,000 at least, it was amazing.

Posted by: Farmer at March 26, 2017 11:43 PM (o/90i)

339 329 Lotsa 'ettes here tonight.I'm feel like I'm surrounded.And I like it.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 11:40 PM (Ic

Waves hi to blanco.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 26, 2017 11:44 PM (hscyr)

340 >>They'll conclude he's a Tranny Laotian Lesbian who identifies as a black guy from Seattle.



It'd be a hard sell, but I've heard crazier.

Posted by: Joseph Smith at March 26, 2017 11:44 PM (T1Co2)

341 @320

Okay, well duly noted, and I appreciate it.

I don't know that he is against meeting my Dad; I can't assume anything either way, and it is probably WAY too early to bring it up.

And, rofl, not sure about the laid thing, but...interesting thought.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:44 PM (smD62)

342 "You want a piece of this? You want a PIECE of this?!"
-Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 11:41 PM (tHwdc)

*C'mere*

No, I really want to tell you something, but I have to whisper it.

*makes c'mere motion with finger*

No, Seriously. If I whisper it, you'll Know it and nobody else will.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:44 PM (6gk0M)

343 Do you also eschew surplusage?
Posted by: Kindltot


I try to limit my minimalization.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at March 26, 2017 11:45 PM (S6Pax)

344 We called those guys 'The Hatchet Men'. Every company has one. Some love the work, though.

Posted by: RickZ at March 26, 2017 11:21 PM (hkdnQ)

At one point it was proposed to send me to Japan to sort out some shit going on over there, and that essentially would have been my role.
Fortunately my boss interceded, saying he needed me here, and so I didn't end up as the gaijin hatchet man commuting back and forth from HQ in the US. /shudder

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2017 11:45 PM (SRKgf)

345 He's fine. After 3 years of the concern of the public, he still doesn't want you to know he's fine.

He wants you sweatin' to your questions.

Posted by: Richard Simmons's Attorney at March 26, 2017 11:46 PM (UEWON)

346 Waves hi to blanco.

*Waves back.* Hope you're doing well. Still can't pronounce the name of those darn shoes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 11:46 PM (IcT7t)

347 They'll conclude he's a Tranny Laotian Lesbian who identifies as a black guy from Seattle.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2017 11:42 PM (pY+s4)


"He"?

How dare you assume my gender!

Posted by: Hipster Jesus at March 26, 2017 11:46 PM (vBeA5)

348 I got a GPS for spraying, but no tractor with embedded software.

But it sounded like Deere was just saying "if you repair it yourself, don't sue us if your auto-steer runs off course." Sorta "warranty void if this seal is broken" kind of thing.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 26, 2017 11:46 PM (BrMft)

349 That's all I meant to say, Tickled Pink. I wasn't caging anything in a miasma. I just figured that you were young.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:46 PM (6gk0M)

350 AOP- are you in Drumheller?

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at March 26, 2017 11:34 PM (CL76w)

No, that's another 20-odd miles south of Rowley. I am north a few miles. and on the other side of the Red Deer River by a few miles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 11:47 PM (WDdjT)

351

Bust
Out
Anorher
Thousand

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 26, 2017 11:48 PM (89T5c)

352 @349

I'm actually not all that young.

But, my dating experience is very very minimal so...in a way, you could say I'm a bit green.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:48 PM (smD62)

353 Roger that, Ma'am.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:49 PM (6gk0M)

354 It's a bunch of nonsense made up from whole cloth, apparently.

And now I want a slice of Pepperoni.

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2017 11:23 PM (T1Co2)

Kinky...

Posted by: Podesta Bros. at March 26, 2017 11:36 PM (vBeA5)

I am thinking the Podestas and the Comet Pingpong owner got some heavy-duty lawyers to lean on Alex Jones, real hard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 11:50 PM (WDdjT)

355 That "Comet Ping-Pong" thing isn't really a thing, is it? Where's Pepe?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:52 PM (6gk0M)

356 qdpsteve, you got a shooting schedule yet?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 11:52 PM (IcT7t)

357 No, Seriously. If I whisper it, you'll Know it and nobody else will.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:44 PM (6gk0M)

<eyes Slap suspiciously>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 11:53 PM (tHwdc)

358 Hi SMFH! Howzit goin'?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 11:53 PM (tHwdc)

359 *c'mere*

No, really.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:54 PM (6gk0M)

360 I promise that I won't hit a lady.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:54 PM (6gk0M)

361 346 *Waves back.* Hope you're doing well. Still can't pronounce the name of those darn shoes.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 11:46 PM (IcT7

Low boo tan

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 26, 2017 11:55 PM (hscyr)

362 Low boo tan

You're cussing at me in Thai, arent' you?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 11:56 PM (IcT7t)

363 I promise that I won't hit a lady.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:54 PM (6gk0M)

Pretend I'm that shady cat in the window from the other night. Dare you look me in the eye?

Posted by: Miley, the Cat at March 26, 2017 11:56 PM (tHwdc)

364 I'm watching The Lobster. It's a weird movie.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 26, 2017 11:57 PM (Tnhbr)

365 That detective[s/] police officer will be doing "vertical patrol" in Todt Hill Houses next week.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 26, 2017 11:57 PM (brIR5)

366 SSDD, Miley...as usual.

Posted by: SMFH at March 26, 2017 11:57 PM (sB1y1)

367

Got it!

Posted by: Fox2! at March 26, 2017 11:57 PM (brIR5)

368 Well, I'm glad to see you SFMH.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 26, 2017 11:57 PM (0hI48)

369 Nite all, the wife and I are wondering off to bed.
Sleep well and be proud of America tomorrow.

Rock on.

Posted by: Farmer at March 26, 2017 11:57 PM (o/90i)

370
SSDD, Miley...as usual.

Posted by: SMFH at March 26, 2017 11:57 PM (sB1y1)

You were gonna call, did you call? Or try to?

Posted by: Miley, the Cat at March 26, 2017 11:58 PM (tHwdc)

371 362 Low boo tan
You're cussing at me in Thai, arent' you?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 11:56 PM (IcT7

Noooooo! They got really upset at me fogging up the store window last time I was in London.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 26, 2017 11:59 PM (hscyr)

372 "Pretend I'm that shady cat in the window from the other night. Dare you look me in the eye?"
-Posted by: Miley, the Cat at March 26, 2017 11:56 PM (tHwdc)

Pretend I am a coyote, what waits on the cat.

Dare you go outside?

*Warms-Up Cerberus in the Bullpen*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 26, 2017 11:59 PM (6gk0M)

373 @364

Terrible movie. Just terrible. Most of my movie nerd friends even agree that it's just...not worth watching.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:59 PM (smD62)

374 Mental toughness lives within Jocko Willink and vice versa.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 26, 2017 11:59 PM (nDcc3)

375 G'Night, Farmer!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:00 AM (6gk0M)

376 And with a furlong to go its John Deere, IH and Case!
John Deere, IH and Case is closing!
And coming up on the outside, its Mahindra!

Tractor racing is exciting. Just don't bet on a apprentice driver.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 27, 2017 12:00 AM (FtrY1)

377 Good to see you SMFH.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 27, 2017 12:00 AM (Jen0I)

378 <glares at Slap through the window and hisses>

Posted by: Miley, the Cat at March 27, 2017 12:00 AM (tHwdc)

379 You were gonna call, did you call? Or try to?
Posted by: Miley, the Cat at March 26, 2017 11:58 PM (tHwdc)

---

More like forgot to call...

In process of moving as well as working.

Posted by: SMFH at March 27, 2017 12:00 AM (sB1y1)

380 362 Low boo tan

You're cussing at me in Thai, arent' you?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 26, 2017 11:56 PM (IcT7t)

Oh sweetie, just call 'em sailor shoes, and everyone who's ever been to fleet week will know what you mean.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 27, 2017 12:01 AM (cm1Bl)

381 ""
-Posted by: Miley, the Cat at March 27, 2017 12:00 AM (tHwdc)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:01 AM (6gk0M)

382 Could help prepare you for interviews, which magnitudes of awful, right?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 26, 2017 11:28 PM (tHwdc)

Interviews suck. I'd rather be waterboarded.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 27, 2017 12:01 AM (0mRoj)

383 So, today we are thinking of moving out of our apartment at @$2K into one about $1.5K, and we drove by to see it. It's a house, really, with another apartment in the basement, and there were two moose in the yard eating the birch trees.

So, do you suppose they charge extra for the moose? And can we put them in our freezer?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 27, 2017 12:02 AM (cm1Bl)

384
Terrible movie. Just terrible. Most of my movie nerd friends even agree that it's just...not worth watching.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 26, 2017 11:59 PM (smD62)


It's... meh. I kinda get the point, but it tries too hard.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 27, 2017 12:02 AM (Tnhbr)

385 From time to time, I have given some thought to cashing out some retirement money, and buying an old classic motor yacht in the Fall, on the B.C. coast. Thirty, thirty-five footer, fiberglass, not wood. Pay for moorage or dry storage over the winter, and work on fixing up the little things. Come Spring, use it intensively as much as possible, for the entire summer. Pull it from the water next Fall, do any required service, and sell it the following Spring.

...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 11:12 PM (WDdjT)



Entertaining a shanty boat fantasy and pursuing it on the web I saw some attractive and comfortable looking boats. I seems popular around New England area - a lot of barrier islands and rivulets. I guess BC is the same.

Posted by: gNewt at March 27, 2017 12:02 AM (6oxBO)

386 Well, I got the code-required firewall all built in the garage here in the house in AJ. Wall is 24 feet long, by about 12 feet tall; two layers of 5/8 firecode sheetrock. All the sheetrock is now up, and screwed down to the studs by numerous 2" screws. Cordless power screwdrivers FTW! Had a friend come over and help. He hung most of the panels, while I cut them down on the floor, and handed them up.

Think I am about done with construction for this go-round. Not enough days left to start anything big, so I will just cut weeds, tidy up, fix a few small things, and prepare the place to summer-over without me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 12:03 AM (WDdjT)

387 I keep my Heimlich maneuver skills honed to a razor's edge by practicing on surprised restaurant patrons. You never know when you'll encounter someone who could use a good Heimlich or two and I'll be ready.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at March 27, 2017 12:03 AM (6V6KE)

388 In process of moving as well as working.

Posted by: SMFH at March 27, 2017 12:00 AM (sB1y1)

Understood. We'll catch up when you've got a chance.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:05 AM (tHwdc)

389 Noooooo! They got really upset at me fogging up the store window last time I was in London.

I thought the last thing they would notice in London is a little fog.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 27, 2017 12:06 AM (IcT7t)

390 Interviews suck. I'd rather be waterboarded.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 27, 2017 12:01 AM (0mRoj)

Fucking hell yes! I've got a video interview I've been avoiding all weekend.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:07 AM (tHwdc)

391 Hope everyone is doing well

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:07 AM (nDcc3)

392 Entertaining a shanty boat fantasy and pursuing it on the web I saw some attractive and comfortable looking boats. I seems popular around New England area - a lot of barrier islands and rivulets. I guess BC is the same.

Posted by: gNewt at March 27, 2017 12:02 AM (6oxBO)

You can do a lot of cruising on the B.C. coast, and never have to enter the open ocean until you hit Queen Charlotte Sound. There a thousands of miles of coastline because of all the deep fjords and offshore islands.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 12:07 AM (WDdjT)

393 So, do you suppose they charge extra for the moose? And can we put them in our freezer?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 27, 2017 12:02 AM (cm1Bl)

Moose are a good luck sign. Right? Especially in stew.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:08 AM (tHwdc)

394 Howdy, thathalfrican.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:09 AM (6gk0M)

395 Cordless power screwdrivers FTW!

They're amazing, around they?

Ninety percent of my DIY tasks involve

1. cordless drill
2. cordless impact driver
3. reciprocating saw
4. oscillating saw
5. angle grinder

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 27, 2017 12:09 AM (SRKgf)

396 Okay I'm back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:10 AM (qazQh)

397 Hope everyone is doing well


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:07 AM (nDcc3)

Well enough! No job, but I went shooting this morning, and that was fun.
How are you, thathalfrican?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:11 AM (tHwdc)

398 Slap my man, how goes it

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:11 AM (nDcc3)

399 Gah, got caught up in videos.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 12:12 AM (uKRys)

400 I thought the last thing they would notice in London is a little fog.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 27, 2017 12:06 AM (IcT7t)

Surprisingly enough, London doesn't get that much fog. We get much more here in SoCal. The "London fog" thing started when Londoners all burned coal in a largely futile effort to keep warm, but now that that's banned, fog is relatively rare in London (presumably because the requisite temperature differentials between land and water don't generally exist).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 27, 2017 12:12 AM (SRKgf)

401 AOP, thanks, I'll check that out! :-)

Blake, also thanks. I think AVFM is a mixed bag, some good stuff and some bad. Of course others are welcome to disagree and I just don't want to needlessly antagonize some of my friends here, that's all. :-)

Miley, LOL! Picturing you doing your DeNiro impression... :-)

And Blanco: no schedule yet but things *are* coming together. I think I'm going to go with the dark comedy idea rather than the desert horror flick, and that by itself will help accelerate the production. Will keep you posted, thanks for asking. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:12 AM (qazQh)

402 Miley! My dear lady, I'm doing well. I go on call come Tuesday which sucks but w/e it's part of the gig.

I honestly can't complain much, as for you? Get that job you slacker!

Ha!

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:13 AM (nDcc3)

403 Smileys, everyone!! Smileys!!

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve as Ricardo Montalban on Fantasy Island (this week's special guest: Mila Kunis) at March 27, 2017 12:13 AM (qazQh)

404 383 So, today we are thinking of moving out of our apartment at @$2K into one about $1.5K, and we drove by to see it. It's a house, really, with another apartment in the basement, and there were two moose in the yard eating the birch trees.

So, do you suppose they charge extra for the moose? And can we put them in our freezer?
Posted by: tcn in AK at March 27, 2017 12:02 AM (cm1Bl)


We often use the line "Moose outside should have told you", but wow, you really do have moose outside.






So... did it tell you?

Posted by: rickl at March 27, 2017 12:13 AM (sdi6R)

405 *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:01 AM (6gk0M)

FYI we lost a kitty to a coyote. Risky business, living adjacent to a canyon. The other two made it fine.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:14 AM (tHwdc)

406 "The Lobster" eh?

I should write a script called "Pizza: The Movie."

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:15 AM (qazQh)

407
385 From time to time, I have given some thought to cashing out some retirement money, and buying an old classic motor yacht in the Fall, on the B.C. coast. Thirty, thirty-five footer, fiberglass, not wood. Pay for moorage or dry storage over the winter, and work on fixing up the little things. Come Spring, use it intensively as much as possible, for the entire summer. Pull it from the water next Fall, do any required service, and sell it the following Spring.

...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2017 11:12 PM (WDdjT)



Entertaining a shanty boat fantasy and pursuing it on the web I saw some attractive and comfortable looking boats. I seems popular around New England area - a lot of barrier islands and rivulets. I guess BC is the same.
Posted by: gNewt at March 27, 2017 12:02 AM (6oxBO)

Yeah, the back side of Vancouver Island is a great place to motor but get a good radar and chart system. Highly recommend lots of practice buoy mooring. Stooge around, dock for a while, repeat.
Roche Harbor for customs into the US. Less traffic. Cutting the border can draw grumpy DHS types.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 27, 2017 12:15 AM (FtrY1)

408 I'm okay, I guess, thathalfrican... I'm not going to mind The Little Stuff any longer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:16 AM (6gk0M)

409 I honestly can't complain much, as for you? Get that job you slacker!

Ha!


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:13 AM (nDcc3)

Bleah. Will pay the bills, not much more.

I need to write and buy lottery tickets.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:16 AM (tHwdc)

410 Slap, yup.

If you don't sweat the small stuff, you've got the right stuff. Anyone who says otherwise can stuff it. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:17 AM (qazQh)

411 Slap, hopefully the little stuff is truly little and not big.

I'll tell you like I told my fiance; Dennis Prager's book "Happiness is a Serious Problem"

Is the single greatest self help guide since the Bible.

But if everything is little? Still read the book heh.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:17 AM (nDcc3)

412 Trust me when I say a boat is a hole in the water you pour money into. There's always something that needs fixing or improving. Your friends who love to come aboard develop alligator arms or left their wallets at home when you're at the fuel dock. Stay and help you wash it down at the end of the day? Not a chance.
Docking fees, launching fees and insurance premiums get higher every year.
They say the second happiest day of your life is buying your boat. The happiest day is the day you sell it...at a yuuge loss.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at March 27, 2017 12:17 AM (6V6KE)

413 Roger that, qdpsteve.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:17 AM (6gk0M)

414


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:16 AM (tHwdc)

How bout this; if I win the big lotto, I'll hook you up with a sum of cash?Cuz' this rat race is slightly overrated.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:18 AM (nDcc3)

415 Hi all. It's awful late but had to look in.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 27, 2017 12:18 AM (TdMsT)

416 Thank you, Sir. Dennis Prager is indeed an excellent example.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:18 AM (6gk0M)

417 Fucking hell yes! I've got a video interview I've been avoiding all weekend.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:07 AM (tHwdc)

Part of the game unfortunately.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 27, 2017 12:19 AM (0mRoj)

418 qdpsteve, it's good to see you not jammed up with commenters this time!

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:19 AM (nDcc3)

419 thathalfrican, I have that book by Prager. It's great. :-)

I love his story about how, let's imagine there were two books on sale at your local bookstore. One is titled "The Key To Happiness: Keep Saying YES To Yourself!" And the other is titled "The Key To Happiness: Keep Saying NO To Yourself!"

Then Prager asks: gee, which of these books in today's society do you think would become an all-time best seller, and which of these do you think would get recycled into toilet paper within weeks? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:19 AM (qazQh)

420 Slap the mere fact you know of the dopeness that is Prager affirms you're a good dude in my book.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:20 AM (nDcc3)

421 slap and thathalfrican, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:20 AM (qazQh)

422 389 I thought the last thing they would notice in London is a little fog.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 27, 2017 12:06 AM (IcT

Heh

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 27, 2017 12:20 AM (hscyr)

423 Night all.

Here is "Blood and Thunder" from Mastodon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-Su1YXQYek

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 27, 2017 12:21 AM (vBeA5)

424 And Blanco: no schedule yet but things *are* coming together. I think
I'm going to go with the dark comedy idea rather than the desert horror
flick, and that by itself will help accelerate the production. Will keep
you posted, thanks for asking. :-)


I was reminded to ask you about it the other day when I was told that I could never play a role convincingly.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 27, 2017 12:21 AM (IcT7t)

425 I should write a script called "Pizza: The Movie."
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:15 AM (qazQh)


It's an interesting idea for a movie. The basic premise is a world where people are required to be paired up. A newly single man is taken to a hotel housing other singles, and has 45 days to find love. If he doesn't then he will be turned into an animal of his choosing. In this case, a lobster.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 27, 2017 12:21 AM (Tnhbr)

426 Time to check out. Don't burn the place down without me.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 27, 2017 12:22 AM (0mRoj)

427 thathalfrican,

Back when I lived in Texas and could hear Prager's show, his Happiness Hour every Friday was a huge help to me. I discovered him just after my divorce, when severely depressed. At first, in the state I was in, I thought it was all BS, but I couldn't stop listening. His talks on happiness helped me get through.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 27, 2017 12:23 AM (rJUlF)

428 Blanco, don't listen to the haters. :-)

Bet you'd be a great actor.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:23 AM (qazQh)

429 qdp, Prager is just a beast man. I love that dude, I'm not the most religious guy but he does make me interested in Christianity and Judaism.

The fact he cites the Old Testament as his guide, it makes me want read the whole Bible from front to back and understand it on a deep level.

Then again I like drinking and being lazy which hurts my cause haha.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:23 AM (nDcc3)

430 400 Surprisingly enough, London doesn't get that much fog. We get much more here in SoCal.

Yeah I was just trying to remember how much fog I've seen there, and it's not much. Really only saw ground fog while I lived in Kent.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 27, 2017 12:24 AM (hscyr)

431 Bet you'd be a great actor.

Well, I'm ignorant on most subjects and an arrogant ass. So, yeah.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 27, 2017 12:25 AM (IcT7t)

432 Colorado Alex, hmmm. Kind of interesting, kind of weird.

I think I've mentioned the "twist" of my desert horror flick, right?

The guy drives and drives and drives, and never can find anyone or anything, even though everything tells him he should be in Las Vegas or have passed through at least several towns. Eventually he gets to a place where there's not even signs, he runs out of gas, and the road disappears.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:25 AM (qazQh)

433 Apropos nothing, I feel better, now that I'm coming out of the deep, deep hole that has been my mourning period for the past three-plus years. That's an excellent thing. I can't tell you how much my mood has improved since I've gotten out of that hole. I'm actually looking forward to my next adventure, whatever it will be. And leaving VA at some point.

Had a convo with my MiL yesterday. I was telling her about this, and I got the strangest feeling that she - well, not disapproves, but on some level this is disappointing or at least jarring to her.

There's going to be a big dinner and concert to celebrate FiL's 90th next Sunday. I wonder what she'll think when she sees that I've moved my engagement ring to my right hand.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:26 AM (tHwdc)

434 "qdpsteve, it's good to see you not jammed up with commenters this time!"
-Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:19 AM (nDcc3)

Dude got "cornholed" because he stated that he was reading a website. Then he called the 'Ettes "Feminists". ...lol. *whoops*

Cornered, but not without reason.

You can't call the 'ettes "feminists".

He's honing his edge without becoming anti-female.

He's always been a Good Guy. Period.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:26 AM (6gk0M)

435 Yeah, the back side of Vancouver Island is a great place to motor but get a good radar and chart system. Highly recommend lots of practice buoy mooring. Stooge around, dock for a while, repeat.
Roche Harbor for customs into the US. Less traffic. Cutting the border can draw grumpy DHS types.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 27, 2017 12:15 AM (FtrY1)

Radar, and HF marine radio. There are also some very affordable GPS nav systems for small craft, too.

The idea, which is just at the pipe dream stage right now, is to buy an older, but basically sound boat, which is mostly depreciated. Fix up some small stuff, use the Hell out of it for a boating season, store over winter, and sell next boating season when prices tick up again. Expect to take a loss, but amortize that loss over many, many hours of cruising.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 12:27 AM (WDdjT)

436 I'll tell you like I told my fiance; Dennis Prager's book "Happiness is a Serious Problem"

Is the single greatest self help guide since the Bible.

But if everything is little? Still read the book heh.


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:17 AM (nDcc3)

You're the second person yo mention that book in the last ten days. Guess I'm meant to read it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:27 AM (tHwdc)

437 Blanco, don't sell yourself short :-)

Thathalfrican, I love Prager as well, but I can't listen to his show anymore because among other things, I think he's too nice, frankly. He seems like one of these people who would rather worry about the left than help solve problems. I think his show would be easier to listen to if he were paired with someone like Hugh Hewitt or Michael Medved, who are more what I'd call "happy warriors" and have major concrete ideas on how conservatives can actually WIN some of their battles.

I love that he genuinely seems to have compassion for everyone, but I'm way past that point unfortunately.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:28 AM (qazQh)

438 Slap, also thanks.

I am definitely one of the good guys, that I know. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:29 AM (qazQh)

439 A foggy day in London Town
Had me low and had me down
I viewed the morning with alarm
The British Museum had lost its charm

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at March 27, 2017 12:29 AM (6V6KE)

440 Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 27, 2017 12:23 AM (rJUlF)

Prager is a boss. He's amazing to be frank, in every sense of the word.

His clarity, morality and.....well everything is just amazing. He's the only dude who can keep me from listening to Rush.

His happiness hour, I used to skip in my 20's and I wish I could go back and slap the shit out of myself then, I missed out on A LOT of shit and I do believe if I took that hour to heart I would have quickened my pace.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:30 AM (nDcc3)

441 Offering bag

"Jelly baby?"

Posted by: Dr Who at March 27, 2017 12:31 AM (brIR5)

442 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:26 AM (6gk0M)

I was here towards the end of that shit. Not a good look all around but qdp is a good dude, just got caught up is all.

It happens.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:31 AM (nDcc3)

443 How bout this; if I win the big lotto, I'll hook you up with a sum of cash?Cuz' this rat race is slightly overrated.


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:18 AM (nDcc3)

That's a kind offer. Ditto.
Never, ever been on board with the rat race. I felt like I must be mentally ill or deviant. I no longer think that way. I'm just different, but need to slog my way to a better DIFFERENT life. You can't straddle the fence, gotta pick one side or the other. I'm not a regular person and have to stop trying to pretend that I am. Just looking at job ads makes me shake my head in disgust.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:31 AM (tHwdc)

444 From time to time, I have given some thought to cashing out some retirement money, and buying an old classic motor yacht in the Fall,

...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------

Hey...didn't I send you a How-To manual for building your own?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 27, 2017 12:32 AM (ZO497)

445 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:27 AM (tHwdc)


I push Prager pretty hard here so I'll be the first to admit I'm not impartial at all, but I also do think I speak from the heart with sincerity.

That book will change your life IF, and that's a big if, you let it.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:33 AM (nDcc3)

446 Part of the game unfortunately.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 27, 2017 12:19 AM (0mRoj)

LOLOL, sez YOU!
Oh, (((Insomniac)))! I do love you.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:33 AM (tHwdc)

447
412 Trust me when I say a boat is a hole in the water you pour money into. There's always something that needs fixing or improving. Your friends who love to come aboard develop alligator arms or left their wallets at home when you're at the fuel dock. Stay and help you wash it down at the end of the day? Not a chance.
Docking fees, launching fees and insurance premiums get higher every year.
They say the second happiest day of your life is buying your boat. The happiest day is the day you sell it...at a yuuge loss.
Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at March 27, 2017 12:17 AM (6V6KE)

As a Fender, Fourth Class, it is part of my job to place my body between boat and dock during those nasty approaches when current and wind both work against you. Not being wet or squished always earns a scrubbed boat.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 27, 2017 12:33 AM (FtrY1)

448 I'd like to get a link to Captain Whitebread's show, if someone would indulge me.

New computer. And the old link was buried and, sadly, never used.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:34 AM (6gk0M)

449 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:31 AM (tHwdc)

I feel you, but as Mike Tyson put it; "Fuck it, it's a fight" and that's the mantra my father and I have for pretty much anything thrown at us in life.

So while I agree with you, try to do different, also do what needs to be done and don't sweat it.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:35 AM (nDcc3)

450 I think I've mentioned the "twist" of my desert horror flick, right?

The guy drives and drives and drives, and never can find anyone or anything, even though everything tells him he should be in Las Vegas or have passed through at least several towns. Eventually he gets to a place where there's not even signs, he runs out of gas, and the road disappears.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:25 AM (qazQh)


I hadn't heard about it. Sounds interesting.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 27, 2017 12:37 AM (Tnhbr)

451 thathalfrican... yeah.

The guy has never been a bad dude. He answers questions left-and-right, he entertains thoughts and mindfully answers to the best of is ability.

He is something I could never be... "Sweet".

I believe myself to be mindful and prayerful, but I'm not "sweet".

This dude is and I'll play apologist for him until the End of Days.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:38 AM (6gk0M)

452 Slap, ol' buddy. ol' pal, give me a moment. I'm looking for the direct link to my station's web player.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 27, 2017 12:39 AM (rJUlF)

453 Colorado, thanks.

I *still* haven't given away the ending, bear in mind. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:39 AM (qazQh)

454 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 12:38 AM (6gk0M)

Basically. He's always seemed earnest in his commenting even if it seemed harsh or uncouth.

I would hope we would all call him - or any of us - on bullshit, myself included, if we felt so inclined though without running anyone off the comment section you know?

Keeps things on the up and up.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:41 AM (nDcc3)

455 That book will change your life IF, and that's a big if, you let it.


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:33 AM (nDcc3)

LOL, OK - ordered it on Amazon.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:41 AM (tHwdc)

456 Haven't listened to his show for a *long* time, and yet... I'd still like to meet Prager some time.

Guess I should start listening to his show again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:42 AM (qazQh)

457 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:41 AM (tHwdc)

*high fives*

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:42 AM (nDcc3)

458
That book will change your life IF, and that's a big if, you let it.


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:33 AM (nDcc3)

I will see if the library has it. I need to do something.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 12:43 AM (uKRys)

459 Talk at FB that Nigel Farage is in support of helping there become a West California and an East California.

I just joked, their mottos would be:

West CA: "Eureka!"
East CA: "Yeah, well you don't smell so great yourself."

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:44 AM (qazQh)

460 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:42 AM (qazQh)

I'm trying to justify paying money to see him, Hugh Hewitt and I think Mike Gallagher at some function.

I'd pay just to hear him but the other two bring the value down

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:44 AM (nDcc3)

461 I would hope we would all call him - or any of us -
on bullshit, myself included, if we felt so inclined though without
running anyone off the comment section you know?

Keeps things on the up and up.


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:41 AM (nDcc3)

In the future, I'll run myself off the comments section.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:45 AM (tHwdc)

462 Slap, I thought I had a direct link to the web player, but I can't find it. Go to

http://www.kool1055fm.com

Click the "Listen Live" button on the upper right, and the player will pop up. You'll have to turn your adblocker off if you have one.

I'm on the air from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Please don't reveal my secret identity.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread on the all-night request line at March 27, 2017 12:45 AM (rJUlF)

463 Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 12:43 AM (uKRys)

I'll fucking buy it for you if it's that serious to you.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:45 AM (nDcc3)

464 Also, under Farage's plan? *East* California would get the entire border with Mexico, not the West.

So I guess there would finally be some enforcement.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:45 AM (qazQh)

465 I'd say, apply anyway, even if you are over 40. Experience and maturity count for something. Are you a veteran? That should be mentioned, too. I suspect it's actually illegal for them to discriminate against over-40 applicants, unless there is a demanding physical requirement.

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

Not a veteran, but didn't see anything I couldn't handle even at my age. That age limit thing did kinda throw me though, especially being a government ad.

I dunno, will think about it.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 27, 2017 12:45 AM (D2vc1)

466 437
Hugh Hewitt or Michael Medved
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:28 AM (qazQh)


*blinks*

*twitches*

Posted by: rickl at March 27, 2017 12:46 AM (sdi6R)

467 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:45 AM (tHwdc)

I know that sword looks comfy but there's no need to fall on it!



Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:46 AM (nDcc3)

468 Moose are a good luck sign. Right? Especially in stew.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:08 AM (tHwdc)

Teriyaki, FTW. On the grill.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 27, 2017 12:47 AM (cm1Bl)

469 I'm going to call it a night, folks. Gotta get up early tomorrow and take care of business.

Thanks for a lovely evening!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:47 AM (tHwdc)

470 Thanks Slap and thathalfrican! That means a lot. :-)

The reason I keep coming back here is because you all aren't just a bunch of one-note hitters. We can talk politics, but we can also talk movies, music, electronics, cars... you name it. There's a lot of quality, truly educated people here and I love that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:48 AM (qazQh)

471 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:28 AM (qazQh)

I just read this because of rickl, my man, we have vastly different opinions of him then.

Medved is the ultimate go along to get along and Hewitt is just......well.......who fucking knows.

Prager lords over them.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:49 AM (nDcc3)

472 Night Miley

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:50 AM (nDcc3)

473 rickl, Hewitt and Medved have lots of baggage too, no doubt. :-) Hewitt is too much the GOP rah-rah IMHO and Medved sometimes comes off as the actual real-life Ned Flanders, also IMHO.

I have yet to find the perfect radio talk show host. Larry Elder maybe?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:50 AM (qazQh)

474 I know that sword looks comfy but there's no need to fall on it!






Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:46 AM (nDcc3)

Not comfy, just not going to run through this yet again, regardless of Slap's desire to do so.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:50 AM (tHwdc)

475 thathalfrican, I definitely agree Prager is best in class.

I discovered KABC radio in 1990 or so, looking for, of all people, David Viscott, and discovered Prager by accident. I used to drive my family nuts always going "And then Prager said about this..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:51 AM (qazQh)

476 A friend of mine's dad passed away over the weekend. He was, however overworked the phrase may be, a member of The Greatest Generation. Went away to war, came back to his small town, and made a life. A good life.

The Obit says it all:
http://tinyurl.com/mzebzgc

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 27, 2017 12:51 AM (ZO497)

477 Part of the reason I like Medved, I admit, is because Roger Ebert hated him so much for a while.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 12:52 AM (qazQh)

478 Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 12:45 AM (nDcc3)

Hitting hitting the job search every day. UI doesn't go far. If they don't have it I will get it. I am used to giving, not taking, but thank you.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 12:53 AM (uKRys)

479 The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a hot young girlfriend.

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at March 27, 2017 12:54 AM (5fSr7)

480 Though a better question to test for nukes would be "I sometimesalways do my roving watches with my junk hanging out of my coveralls and my flashlight shining through the 'sack-o-lantern'".
Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2017 11:04 PM (8nWyX)

I thought nukes didn't need a flashlight to light up the "sack-o-lantern"

Posted by: Dr Who at March 27, 2017 12:56 AM (brIR5)

481 qdp Larry Elder is awesome wish he would take Medved's spot

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:01 AM (nDcc3)

482 Thanks, Cap'n! I'm all hooked-up, now.

And yeah, qdpsteve. You're a dude worth defending. You're not a jackass. I should have been chided 100x over, rather than you.

Now that I have hung myself with some of our favorite 'ettes, I'll just back-out gracefully.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:01 AM (6gk0M)

483 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 12:50 AM (tHwdc)

My bad if I brought up bad vibes, just making jokes my dear!

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:02 AM (nDcc3)

484 Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 12:53 AM (uKRys)

I feel you, I just believe so deeply in that book and the outlook it preps you for is all.

Best of luck.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:03 AM (nDcc3)

485 Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at March 27, 2017 12:54 AM (5fSr7)

Pretty much.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:04 AM (nDcc3)

486 Slap: thanks yet again, and you deserve defending too. :-)

Goodnight, see you soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 01:04 AM (qazQh)

487 *unstatic*

G'Night, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:09 AM (6gk0M)

488 *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:10 AM (6gk0M)

489 I think I better call it a night too. Thanks for the support everyone, and my apologies to anyone I forgot to thank and call out by name.

Happy work week! See y'all soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2017 01:11 AM (qazQh)

490 *unstatic*
Listening to Little Red Corvette on Kool 106.5 FM

http://kool1055fm.com/

Good Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*OUT!*

*steps on cigarette*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:12 AM (6gk0M)

491 Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:03 AM (nDcc3)

Thanks, I wasn't trying to be snippy. I always enjoy your being so positive. Much happiness for your upcoming nuptials. It does help, as do the other morons.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:13 AM (uKRys)

492 All good Infidel, sometimes life IS a shit filled Twinkie.

The response however is all your own, even if the taste does suck.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:16 AM (nDcc3)

Posted by: dartist at March 27, 2017 01:18 AM (6auC4)

494
I have yet to find the perfect radio talk show host.

Rush Steyn

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2017 01:18 AM (IqV8l)

495 Returning briefly after getting ready for bed.

Look, the criticism was of the relentless negative focus of those articles and qdpsteve's relentless pushing of them on that thread, and then name-calling the 'ettes who found them alarming. NOT hating on qdpsteve or implying that he isn't a good guy.

There shouldn't be a battle of the sexes. We need each other.

I get it. I've been aware of the grotesque unfairness of the system against men long before this whole Red Pill stuff began. I was discussing it with friends before the fucking Matrix movie with the Red Pill meme even came out. That was like 20 years ago and more.

The point is to not demonize an entire group because of the bad actors (or actresses) in either group. Bitterness is a natural consequence of being raked over the coals by a bad person and an unfair system.

Learn, be cautious, protect yourself, yes. There are psychos of both sexes. Do not withdraw from participation in all of the good that life has to offer. Don't feed bitterness.

That is all I have to say on this matter.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 01:21 AM (tHwdc)

496 Funny guy. I've been craving twinkies. Haven't had one for years. May be a throwback to by childhood. YUUUGE treat.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:25 AM (uKRys)

497 I wasn't there for the entire shit flinging fiesta but Miley you're alright in my book too.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:26 AM (nDcc3)

498 *unstatic*

Okay... I'm listening to U2 on KOOL 105.5 FM. Sunday, Bloody Sunday.

http://kool1055fm.com/

For those of you who hate U2? I'll give you my address and we'll either have a beer or seven -or- you can use the Front Lawn for Tryin' to Give Me the What-For.

Now Donna Summer is singing "Hot Stuff" and I'm just fine with that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:26 AM (6gk0M)

499 Miley, you are a gem!

Guess I'm talking to myself tonight.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:27 AM (uKRys)

500 Heh sometimes I try Infidel.

Enjoy life.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:27 AM (nDcc3)

501 I knew you "got it", Miley. I am worried about Bebe's because she can drag a dude's nuts across a fire-pit with ease.

...by the hair.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:28 AM (6gk0M)

502
Guess I'm talking to myself tonight.
Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:27 AM (uKRys)


I'm around... sort of. Writing up a report for my econometrics class tomorrow night. What do you want to talk about?

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 27, 2017 01:29 AM (Tnhbr)

503 Slap we got KOOL 108 which plays shit before my time but there are stretches where it plays absolute fire. Right now I'm listening to I Want You by Alison Wonderland.

I cannot play this song enough, it's a few years old but it's the theme song to NBA 2K17 and that pretty much put it on the map for me.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:29 AM (nDcc3)

504 Funny guy. I've been craving twinkies. Haven't had one for years. May be a throwback to by childhood. YUUUGE treat.

As an aside: Hostess is now owned by "Bimbo". Which makes Twinkie the Kid something like a male prostitute.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 27, 2017 01:29 AM (IcT7t)

505 She doesn't "scare me", but she scares me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:30 AM (6gk0M)

506 I try thathalfrican.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:30 AM (uKRys)

507 ..."I cannot play this song enough, it's a few years old but it's the theme song to NBA 2K17 and that pretty much put it on the map for me."
-Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:29 AM (nDcc3)

*HAH!*

I own three video game soundtracks. Shit gets in your head and you need to JAM.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:31 AM (6gk0M)

508 Slap then you understand the need for the songs then haha. I had the same feeling with Little Brothers "Carolina Agents". Another NBA 2k track from years back which to this day is STILL fire.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:33 AM (nDcc3)

509 "Take the Money and Run" is the only song that is allowed to "rhyme" "Justice" and "Taxes".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:34 AM (6gk0M)

510 Colorado Alex, I think I need help with my resume. I have been told it's fine, but I am not having any luck. The job market has changed so much since I last looked for a job. I also think I may need a 'dumbed down' version. The job market here sucks. Guess I need a reviewer with an unbiased opinion.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:34 AM (uKRys)

511 I'ma look that up, thathalfrican.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:34 AM (6gk0M)

512 1962- "whatever happened to baby jane"

1962- marilyn monroe died

1972 veronica hamel bought monroe's last home and had it remodeled. they found bugging equipment extensively installed throughout the house, equipment available only to govt. agencies at the time. it took $100,000 to remove it all.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 27, 2017 01:35 AM (WTSFk)

513 Oh and Infidel, glad to hear it!

Life is much easier when you got that iced glass lemonade in the shade disposition.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:36 AM (nDcc3)

514 (...and yes, joan crawford did seduce monroe and went down on her.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 27, 2017 01:36 AM (WTSFk)

515 Slap, fair warning you might not dig either song.

One is some weird mix of trap, electro, hiphop and the other is straight hiphop.


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:37 AM (nDcc3)

516 That looks like a Carolina Panthers tune, thathalfrican. I'ma Jam it now.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:38 AM (6gk0M)

517 Life is much easier when you got that iced glass lemonade in the shade disposition.


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:36 AM (nDcc3)

oooooh, that reminds me, I have a yummy lemonade recipe. Thank you.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:38 AM (uKRys)

518 Something on the main page?

I keep getting the PITA Please Rotate your Screen BS.

Can someone see if something is wrong?

Posted by: rd at March 27, 2017 01:39 AM (iT57s)

519 Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:38 AM (uKRys)

Anything to help

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:41 AM (nDcc3)

520 The background sounds like 1980's ABC Movie Of The Week with 'Nigggas Be Comin' lyrics... LOL

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:41 AM (6gk0M)

521 I added the extra "g" for "Get Some".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:42 AM (6gk0M)

522 I have no idea what that means Slap but that shit made me laugh.

*throws the headphones back on*

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:43 AM (nDcc3)

523 That was a 'relaxin'-ass' little ride, thathalfrican.

How far back do you go, amigo?

Do you know "Don't Want to Fall in Love", by Jane Child?

You might want to look that up.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:45 AM (6gk0M)

524 I'm an 80s baby Slap.

I'll give that joint a listen too.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:46 AM (nDcc3)

525 Right-on, Good Sir.

Pasted for your perusal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWd__w5UWVc

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:50 AM (6gk0M)

526 *sigh*

And I'm back. Damn those evening naps.

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

Colorado Alex, I think I need help with my resume. I
have been told it's fine, but I am not having any luck. The job market
has changed so much since I last looked for a job. I also think I may
need a 'dumbed down' version. The job market here sucks. Guess I need a
reviewer with an unbiased opinion.


Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:34 AM (uKRys)

I've considered leaving college off my resume completely.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 01:50 AM (tHwdc)

527 Oh shit, this Jane Child song I know. Never knew it by name but heard it plenty of times.

Good stuff.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:50 AM (nDcc3)

528 That broad is hot, but she's got that chain from her nose to whatever. I would've walked away. I was eighteen and intimidated by chicks with long chains from their nose to whatever.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:51 AM (6gk0M)

529 I actually look at people who didn't goto college better than those who did.

Sans those who went for the hard sciences and such.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:52 AM (nDcc3)

530 The Horde ain't about Soul 2 Soul, but I grew up with that shit, man. I can Roll Out The Barrels with the Pollocks and Rock a Rhyme that's Right on Time.

...It's Tricky.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:54 AM (6gk0M)

531 I actually look at people who didn't goto college better than those who did.

Sans those who went for the hard sciences and such.


Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:52 AM (nDcc3)

There you go. I wondered if I would get fired for misrepresenting myself as not college-educated, should they find out somehow.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 01:54 AM (tHwdc)

532
I've considered leaving college off my resume completely.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 01:50 AM (tHwdc)

That may be my next option. Overqualified. Had the same job for 11+ years and a part-time job for 10 during the same time.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:55 AM (uKRys)

533 My Buddies paid for College and they're just as stupid as I am.

...and I'm an idiot.

...ask anyone. ...lol

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:56 AM (6gk0M)

534 Infidel, I'm probably the worst person to ask, unfortunately. My last job, my resume wasn't important. According to my boss, he hired me based on input from people who knew me. (Who? I'm not sure. I'm surprised that he found people who spoke well of me. People who know me for any length of time conclude that I'm an asshole.)

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 27, 2017 01:56 AM (Tnhbr)

535 I actually put my last post about college inelegantly; even those who did go for the hard sciences doesn't mean they're brighter or have more wisdom than those who didn't.

It's just that the chance of them being ruined by shitty leftist ideology is less than those who went for queer studies or some such.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:57 AM (nDcc3)

536 Slap LOL, might be tricky but it's always a good time.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 01:58 AM (nDcc3)

537 My problem is that I have a bunch of schooling in one skill set, but no experience in it due to the needs of the Army. So when they want "five years of experience..." I'm fucked. So here I am back in school, trying to expand my horizons.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 27, 2017 01:58 AM (Tnhbr)

538 Oh, I got it. I watch these guys here every day and they astound me.

"All you need to do is knock-off one Hydrogen molecule and you've loosened the bond. No more Water!"

"The hardest gas to dissolve into beer is Helium, so the High-Pitch Beer is impossible".

Fucking scientists and shit. These people are brilliant because they studied it. I just eat vapors and try to gather what they leave behind.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:02 AM (6gk0M)

539 One more replay and then some John Abercrombie and then off to bed, which I should have been in an hour and a half ago.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 02:05 AM (nDcc3)

540 That may be my next option. Overqualified. Had the same job for 11+ years and a part-time job for 10 during the same time.


Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 01:55 AM (uKRys)

I started at my last job as a temp, then worked at other temp jobs for 180 days so I could return and try to get hired permanently. They hired me after a month. I didn't even fill out an application. They had no idea I'd even gone to college.

I was there for 9 years Problem is, I don't have a classification. It was a specialized thing and my value accrued over the years. Got laid off a few days before I turned 61.

And now I'm thinking, yeah, for jobs that only specify high school/GED, I should have a second non-college resume.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:07 AM (tHwdc)

541 I've told The Horde:

"I'm not that smart. I simply know how to spell things correctly."

They choose to listen to me, anyway.

I guess if I can't be informative through knowledge, I should link articles through my RSS Feed and say funny stuff.

...which is how I have survived this place.

Oh... and Praying for people because the least I can do is get down on my knees and thank God for what I have been given; while asking Grace for those who have shown me Love.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:07 AM (6gk0M)

542
And now I'm thinking, yeah, for jobs that only specify high school/GED, I should have a second non-college resume.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:07 AM (tHwdc)

Yep, and the age. I may be having that problem. I'm at the point I may have to flip burgers.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 02:11 AM (uKRys)

543 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 27, 2017 02:11 AM (IcT7t)

544 Infidel and Miley, yall strike me as good, smart non-assholish people.

You'll find work, I think, especially in the age of Trump.

That's my hope.

Posted by: thathalfrican - wandering thru Alison's Wonderland at March 27, 2017 02:12 AM (nDcc3)

545 Yep, and the age. I may be having that problem. I'm at the point I may have to flip burgers.


Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 02:11 AM (uKRys)

I don't think I can even get hired as a burger-flipper. I'm doing contract work now for what may soon become minimum wage. Dread having to pay the Obamacare penalty for 2016 when I do my taxes, since the shitweasel GOPes haven't even been able to get rid of that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:13 AM (tHwdc)

546 Miley, I thought there was an EO to eliminate the penalty? I am already going to take a hit for taxes on UI.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 02:16 AM (uKRys)

547 If there was an EO, that's a blessing. Yes to the hit on taxes vis a vis UI. Odd that they offer you the option to not have it taxed. But I need every penny to cover rent.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:18 AM (tHwdc)

548 Stormy tonight, like April couldn't wait.

March came in all ovine,
and is closing all leonine.
It's a topsy-turvy world.
Myanmar Shave

Howdy, up-late hordelings. Just passing by on my way to passing out.

Posted by: mindful webworker - am I here yet? am I here yet? at March 27, 2017 02:20 AM (b2Qci)

549 Passing out sounds good. I'm working on that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:21 AM (tHwdc)

550 Dread having to pay the Obamacare penalty for 2016 when I do my taxes, since the shitweasel GOPes haven't even been able to get rid of that.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:13 AM (tHwdc)

I thought the penalty mandate was eliminated.

Even if it hasn't, you could check the box anyways. I'll admit I did it for '14 even though I didn't have insurance the whole year.

I could of course be wrong, but IMHO the odds of them catching up with that are none and none. It was my little act of rebellion against our tyrannical government at the time.

Yeah I know that's against the law. I don't care.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 27, 2017 02:21 AM (D2vc1)

551 Someone sent me some tastefully-written porn. I may have to return to that. It puts me to sleep, at least.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:23 AM (tHwdc)

552 >Dread having to pay the Obamacare penalty for 2016 when I do my taxes,

So don't pay the Obamacare Tax. Just ignore it, as Trump's E.O. to the IRS instructed them.

Per professional advice of Independent Tax Preparers Union, 2017.

Go on, live on the edge this year! I filed so this way, and it feeelz wondeful!

Posted by: crude old moron, drunk 'n horny at March 27, 2017 02:24 AM (uz/Pv)

553 Yeah I know that's against the law. I don't care.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 27, 2017 02:21 AM (D2vc1)

They require forms for that shit now.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:24 AM (tHwdc)

554 Yeah I know that's against the law. I don't care.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 27, 2017 02:21 AM (D2vc1)

They require forms for that shit now.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:24 AM (tHwdc)

Far as I know, you're not required to file anything with your return, at least the 1095. Unless there's some other form I'm not aware of.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 27, 2017 02:27 AM (D2vc1)

555 G'Night, Blanco.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:28 AM (6gk0M)

556 I grew-up on Seventies Pop/Rock and Country while Mom had everything from Motown on vinyl. Including Elvis. Much Elvis. Blue Elvis. All Elvis. It borderlined on abuse.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:30 AM (6gk0M)

557 I got to listen to my own shit in the Eighties and I tended toward Top 40 and Run DMC because I was a kid from the suburbs who "Wanted to be Down".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:31 AM (6gk0M)

558 Casey Kasem spoke The Hits and I just went along for The Ride. Never in my life did I hear anything funnier than the first time Casey had to say, N.W.A.

It became "N.W.A." shortly thereafter.

(I was rejected as Spam for the Group Name, but Casey Said It... LOL)

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:35 AM (6gk0M)

559 This is "skimpy"? Not in my book.

Nasty mood all day.Disturbed about Trump's comments re. Freedom Caucus and support of Paul Ryan and the bill. Not overly impressed that he thinks we should wait for Obamacare to collapse or explode. There's a whole lot of hurt for a whole lot of people in that wait. Anyway .

Don't want to get all political. Also disturbed because I didn't have time to read the Sunday Book Thread, and can't stand helicopter parents. Also, I can't imagine why a parent thinks their 8 year old needs an iphone 7 and hurries to replace it when the kid loses it. Who would thunk it? An 8 year old kid of today's generation loses a $700 phone and Mommy rushes to replace it. Saw this at work today.

Not going to spoil the evening. I will lurk. Thanks for enduring the rant.

Posted by: gracepmc at March 27, 2017 02:35 AM (OU4q6)

560 Miley: Someone sent me some tastefully-written porn.

She offered her honor.

He honored her offer.

So all night long he was on her and off her and on her and off her.

(Best I could do on short notice & all considered.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - tastefully at March 27, 2017 02:36 AM (b2Qci)

561 Then I grew my hair long and rode Heavy Metal from 1986-Today.

I couldn't play a guitar or a piano yesterday, nor today. I Soul-Wish I could. I can keep a beat, but that has gotten me a tanning salon and a pressure-washing gig.

Not one drum to be found.

I'll listen to anything once. I'll even give it a second-chance. By the third time? If I hate the falsetto faggotry that Neil Young puts forth?

Fuck him and his shitty political views.

But you give me a good beat and a great tune and I'll excuse Green Day and their bullshit all the way to the moon.

I'll sing Cindi Lauper's "True Colors" until you call me a fag and we get out into the Yard.

*spits on hands*

Let's Go. I don't give a shit. I'm getting too old to think things are "cool".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:36 AM (6gk0M)

562 Hey...didn't I send you a How-To manual for building your own?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 27, 2017 12:32 AM (ZO497)

I'm fresh out of 3/4" steel plate, and half-inch 7018 welding rods, LOL.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 02:38 AM (WDdjT)

563 "She offered her honor.

He honored her offer.

So all night long he was on her and off her and on her and off her.
"

(Best I could do on short notice & all considered.)
-Posted by: mindful webworker - tastefully at March 27, 2017 02:36 AM (b2Qci)

Ben Roethlisberger could simplify that, I'm quite sure.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:40 AM (6gk0M)

564 "Someone sent me some tastefully-written porn. "


These words make no sense in this order.

Posted by: OXY Moron at March 27, 2017 02:41 AM (hYjJg)

565 One Thing?

I won't leave Bon Jovi on, unless it is "Wanted Dead or Alive".

I'll scrap the rest for pride.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:43 AM (6gk0M)

566 Yeah I'm job hunting as well. My GI bill is on a 2 month hiatus and I'm hurting for money. I have more than a year left to get my degree, and I need to be working during that time.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 27, 2017 02:44 AM (VdICR)

567 These words make no sense in this order.

Posted by: OXY Moron at March 27, 2017 02:41 AM (hYjJg)


I think that's where the plumber wipes his dick off using a napkin rather than her dress.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 27, 2017 02:45 AM (Tnhbr)

568 "Her" meaning the housewife, not Miley.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 27, 2017 02:45 AM (Tnhbr)

569 "Take the Money and Run" is the only song that is allowed to "rhyme" "Justice" and "Taxes".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 01:34 AM (6gk0M)

Actually, the rhyme is "facts is" and "taxes".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 02:46 AM (WDdjT)

570 Prager is one of my favorite people. I'm agnostic, and I would recommend him to anyone.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 27, 2017 02:46 AM (VdICR)

571 The Horde wants Tastefully Written Porn?

Roger That...

I was vacationing in Florida's panhandle for the first time. I had just turned twenty-one. My friends and I had gathered our towels and we were "on the prowl".

When I first noticed the beautiful older woman looking at me, I paid no mind. The second time was too much for me to handle...

BOW-CHICKA-WOW-WOW!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:48 AM (6gk0M)

572 Slapweasel: Praying for people because the least I can do is get down on my knees and thank God for what I have been given; while asking Grace for those who have shown me Love.

From a sidebar box on BluebirdOfBitterness.com:

Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank.
--Christina Rossetti

Posted by: mindful webworker - praying help! thanks! help! thanks! help! thanks! at March 27, 2017 02:48 AM (b2Qci)

573 564
"Someone sent me some tastefully-written porn. "

That's the kind with two minutes of foreplay.

As a side note, no one ever sends me porn, tasteful or otherwise.

A simple subscription to Penthouse wood have been nice.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 27, 2017 02:49 AM (0rHf9)

574 Here's a bat that is eating fruit for the first time.

https://youtu.be/PZCaZWlYvmU

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 27, 2017 02:49 AM (VdICR)

575 Colorado Alex #568: "Her" meaning the housewife, not Miley.

Nice almost-save there, CA.

Posted by: mindful webworker - missed it by thatmuch! at March 27, 2017 02:50 AM (b2Qci)

576 "Actually, the rhyme is "facts is" and "taxes"."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 02:46 AM (WDdjT)

Actually, you should listen to the song.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:51 AM (6gk0M)

577 It is "Texas" and "Facts is".

The next line?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:52 AM (6gk0M)

578 Here you are, Good Sir!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCFUGCOLLU

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:53 AM (6gk0M)

579 Here's a bat that is eating fruit for the first time.

https://youtu.be/PZCaZWlYvmU

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 27, 2017 02:49 AM (VdICR)

Little sucker is cute. Makes squirrel-like noises.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 02:53 AM (WDdjT)

580 "Someone sent me some tastefully-written porn. "

That's the kind with two minutes of foreplay.

As a side note, no one ever sends me porn, tasteful or otherwise.

A simple subscription to Penthouse wood have been nice.


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 27, 2017 02:49 AM (0rHf9)


It's more like 750 pages of the sexual adventures of a widowed Long John Silver. It's almost exhausting to read. So many cries of ecstasy.

I'm still trying to figure out if its written as a how-to for men or hope for women. I know it's designed to make me curious about the author.
Alas, he's an atheist.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:55 AM (tHwdc)

581 I like Boobehs that's the Faxes.

Posted by: OXY Moron at March 27, 2017 02:55 AM (hYjJg)

582 #fruitBatPie

Do you know that every deal of Free Cell is, presumably, winnable?

I had to give it up. I play Yukon instead. About 29-30% winnable.

Posted by: mindful webworker - solitarily at March 27, 2017 02:56 AM (b2Qci)

583 Thankfully my mortgage isn't outrageous.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 02:56 AM (uKRys)

584 I'm going to go ahead and keep being right in my little domain, AOP. You just keep telling me what transmission will not fit in a Dodge Dakota.

*ding!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:58 AM (6gk0M)

585 131
I should try for the intel analyst jobs in the UK or Germany.

You'll be busy.

Posted by: gracepmc at March 27, 2017 02:59 AM (OU4q6)

586 Here you are, Good Sir!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCFUGCOLLU

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:53 AM (6gk0M)

Yeah, the rhyme scheme is A, B, A, B. Texas, Facts is, Justice, Taxes.

So "Texas" rhymes weakly with "justice", and "facts is" rhymes strongly with "taxes". Best I can do.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:01 AM (WDdjT)

587 Here's another thing I don't know, even though I've fried potatoes since forever.

I cannot tell you the smoke point of olive oil v. butter v. canola oil.

Alberta Oil Peon probably can.

I just go to "five" for two of them.

"Four" for butter.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:03 AM (6gk0M)

588 I'm'a pour oneee morrre l.ittle drinkish heeeeere then bye by ebeeddy-by, right?

* hic *

JUST KIDDING. Sober as a priest on Sunday.

Posted by: mindful webworker - overly dosing at March 27, 2017 03:03 AM (b2Qci)

589 I'm going to go ahead and keep being right in my little domain, AOP. You just keep telling me what transmission will not fit in a Dodge Dakota.

*ding!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 02:58 AM (6gk0M)

Just about any transmission will fit in a Dakota if it has an 8-foot bed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:04 AM (WDdjT)

590 Sorry I missed SMFH earlier!

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 03:04 AM (uKRys)

591 There are "Morons" and then there are morons like me.

I just say stuff and try to either make it funny or true.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:05 AM (6gk0M)

592 I just go to "five" for two of them.

"Four" for butter.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:03 AM (6gk0M)

French fried potatoes? Lard FTW. Yummiest fries, evah.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:05 AM (WDdjT)

593 See? Dude knows his shit and I knew he would.

Because I'm still a lowercase moron.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:05 AM (6gk0M)

594 We lowercase morons can still shine.

*spit-polishes post*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:07 AM (6gk0M)

595 Because I'm still a lowercase moron.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:05 AM (6gk0M)

That's a good way to avoid capital PUN-ishment, Slap.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:07 AM (WDdjT)

596 Only 80 pages left to go.


I'm glad I don't have to write a book report about this.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 03:09 AM (tHwdc)

597 #randomlyBlathering

Slapweasel #591: There are "Morons" and then there are morons like me.

Don't sell yourself short.

You're an absolutely cosmically unique personality.

Just like everybody else.

Posted by: mindful webworker - exponentially at March 27, 2017 03:09 AM (b2Qci)

598 What? I had never courted The Death Penalty, had I?

Listen, Mr. Ninth Circuit... I don't like this game you're playing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:10 AM (6gk0M)

599 Yeah... "Unique", just like everyone else.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:11 AM (6gk0M)

600 You know, it doesn't matter that I've only been up for 9 hours. When it's after 2am and I'm gonna be up all night, that tires me out.

My ambitious plans for hitting the gym after work are gonna end up dying in a sea of yawns.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 27, 2017 03:11 AM (D2vc1)

601 *pokes AOP*

Listen, bub. Justice will never rhyme with Taxes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:12 AM (6gk0M)

602 Well, it may be time to hide under the blankies for an hour or two.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 03:17 AM (uKRys)

603 I'm still trying to figure out if its written as a
how-to for men or hope for women. I know it's designed to make me
curious about the author.
Alas, he's an atheist.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 02:55 AM (tHwdc)

---
there is always litterotica.com....

something for everyone, and free too.

or so i've heard.


Posted by: redc1c4 at March 27, 2017 03:17 AM (TWUAj)

604 He reached beneath the blanket to find the cat toy, but he found a pleasant kitty instead...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:19 AM (6gk0M)

605 Listen, bub. Justice will never rhyme with Taxes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:12 AM (6gk0M)

"justice" is supposed to rhyme with "Texas". The "iss" sound on the end of each word is the rhyme. Yeah, it is weak. And all four words end in an "ess" or "iss" sound, and have a stressed first syllable. There is a weak rhyme between the two words in each line, and a stronger rhyme between corresponding words in the two lines.

I guess if I were an English Major, I'd know the name for that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:19 AM (WDdjT)

606 #randomlyRiffing

Slapweasel #599: Yeah... "Unique", just like everyone else.

There are those who realize this (individual uniqueness
is not unique) is The Truth, and embrace it. We are all reflections of The One True Source - yay!

There are those who realize this is The Truth and the lack of "specialness" drives them mad. "but... but.. I want to be uniquer than anybody."

(Clue: "uniquer" is oxymoronic.)

The pioneer of madness was Lucifer. Couldn't stand the idea that God might be bigger & better than himself.

Posted by: mindful webworker - expositionally at March 27, 2017 03:20 AM (b2Qci)

607 He arose before she had awoken...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:20 AM (6gk0M)

608 Alberta Oil Peon: ...There is a weak rhyme between the two words in each line, and a stronger rhyme between corresponding words in the two lines.

I guess if I were an English Major, I'd know the name for that.


No, no you wouldn't.

Posted by: mindful webworker - English Major at March 27, 2017 03:21 AM (b2Qci)

609 "Oh, Uni-Q, I love me, Uni-Q"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:22 AM (WDdjT)

610 ..."I guess if I were an English Major, I'd know the name for that."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:19 AM (WDdjT)

I am an English Major and the qualifying description is: "Does Not Rhyme".

Get back to the rear-end ratios compared to speedometers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:23 AM (6gk0M)

611 I see Slap is feeling frisky.

Posted by: Infidel at March 27, 2017 03:23 AM (uKRys)

612 The pioneer of madness was Lucifer. Couldn't stand the idea that God might be bigger & better than himself.

Posted by: mindful webworker - expositionally at March 27, 2017 03:20 AM (b2Qci)

That's the nature of pride. Nothing can be bigger or greater than the self.

As I've said before at least a dozen times, Leftist thought is nothing more than the sin of pride wearing the stolen clothes of compassion and benevolence.

In the end, the causes they espouse are merely ornaments worn to flatter the almighty self.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 27, 2017 03:25 AM (J+mig)

613 Lest it be a front-end driven automobile, I suppose.

...but I'd be guessing and pounding square pegs into round holes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:25 AM (6gk0M)

614 *shakes-off excess moisture*

*rolls in the grass*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:27 AM (6gk0M)

615 there is always litterotica.com....

something for everyone, and free too.

or so i've heard.




Posted by: redc1c4 at March 27, 2017 03:17 AM (TWUAj)

To be clear, Heartless, I did not seek this out. I've been asked for feedback. So at this point it's a challenge that I've accepted, as it were.
He's an excellent writer. I've read my share of ladyporn back in the
day, and he handles language very well. None of that "throbbing member"
crap. More explicit without being utterly raunchy. It is written by a
man, from a man's perspective.
Yes, it's arousing. No, I'm not interested in having my goodies being manipulated by a stranger, no matter how adept he may be. And I also realize that this is going to be interpreted as playing hard to get, and he's only going to become more intrigued.

And now I've realized that this is only Book 1 and there are another 250-odd pages in Book 2. Gah.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 03:27 AM (tHwdc)

616 What, what?
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 27, 2017 03:28 AM (GPaiX)

617 *sneeze*

*sneeze*

*sneeze*

*goes belly-up in bed*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:28 AM (6gk0M)

618
This is "skimpy"? Not in my book.

Nasty mood all day.Disturbed
about Trump's comments re. Freedom Caucus and support of Paul Ryan and
the bill. Not overly impressed that he thinks we should wait for
Obamacare to collapse or explode. There's a whole lot of hurt for a
whole lot of people in that wait. Anyway .

Don't want to get all
political. Also disturbed because I didn't have time to read the Sunday
Book Thread, and can't stand helicopter parents. Also, I can't imagine
why a parent thinks their 8 year old needs an iphone 7 and hurries to
replace it when the kid loses it. Who would thunk it? An 8 year old kid
of today's generation loses a $700 phone and Mommy rushes to replace it.
Saw this at work today.

Not going to spoil the evening. I will lurk. Thanks for enduring the rant.


Posted by: gracepmc at March 27, 2017 02:35 AM (OU4q6)

I too was disturbed by that. I chalk it up to him taking it as a personal insult that they would vote for that crappy bill just because he ordered them to. Kinda stupid of him to get mad that they were voting the way they told their voters they would and even more stupid that he would ever trust Ryan.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 27, 2017 03:29 AM (FTXAT)

619 Here you go: "internal rhyme":

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

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:29 AM (WDdjT)

620 Cato #612: ...In the end, the causes they espouse are merely ornaments worn to flatter the almighty self.

I think the current term is virtue signaling.

AND THUS, having maxed my limits, I fade....

fade...

...

Posted by: mindful webworker - fading fast at March 27, 2017 03:29 AM (b2Qci)

621 I guess if I were an English Major, I'd know the name for that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:19 AM (WDdjT)

Near rhyme https://literarydevices.net/rhyme/

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 03:32 AM (tHwdc)

622 That's the nature of pride. Nothing can be bigger or greater than the self.



As I've said before at least a dozen times, Leftist thought is
nothing more than the sin of pride wearing the stolen clothes of
compassion and benevolence.



In the end, the causes they espouse are merely ornaments worn to flatter the almighty self.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 27, 2017 03:25 AM (J+mig)

Beautifully expressed. Truth is beauty, beauty is truth.
<returns to porn>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 03:35 AM (tHwdc)

623 A limerick, of course, is an infernal rhyme, unless it is very, very filthy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:37 AM (WDdjT)

624 * aliens must register television promo *

* national anthem with jets flying over capitol *

* prayer by Rev Billy Graham *

* zzzzz *

Posted by: mindful webworker - in 1956 at March 27, 2017 03:38 AM (b2Qci)

625 "Two Escape"
-and-
"Other People's"

...with the "internal rhyme".

The shovel need to be placed upon the deck, in accordance with rule 101.01:

"A Goofball who tries to prove 'His Truth' shall be placed upon administrative leave for No Longer a duration than Seven Days and No Shorter a duration than said idiot believes is necessary."

I don't like the Code, but I just wrote it. And that needs to change.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:39 AM (6gk0M)

626 Now this guy can spin a rhyme, and an outlaw ballad, too. Richard Thompson, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0kJdrfzjAg

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 03:44 AM (WDdjT)

627 There are plenty of other Codes that some idiot can write at the drop of a hat.

We're all going to have to form a coalition against such spontaneous idiocy.

Fight The Code, Brothers!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:46 AM (6gk0M)

628 How does that work at the in person interview?


Posted by: Infidel at March 26, 2017 10:55 PM (uKRys)

Ask Rachel what's her name . The white chick who passed for black despite what she looked like. Also, there are so many varieties on these applications now. And look at Elizabeth Warren -- she be American Indian. It's doable.Have a friend who got a scholarship to Duke years ago on the basis that he was American Indian. He had just found out. It was a minuscule amount of heritage. Didn't look one bit AI -- tall, geeky, lanky, with reddish hair.
Just lost my PT job and seriously thinking of doing it on one or two online job apps . Curious.


Posted by: gracepmc at March 27, 2017 03:48 AM (OU4q6)

629 Just lost my PT job and seriously thinking of doing it on one or two online job apps . Curious.




Posted by: gracepmc at March 27, 2017 03:48 AM (OU4q6)

They really do invite it, don't they?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 03:50 AM (tHwdc)

630 I just wrote a Code against 1950's Thompsons.

You can't do that here.

Not anymore, really.

Lightning and Black are dangerous. I just wrote another Code against them because Hispanic farmers can't cultivate along dangerous Black Electric Lines.

I'm going to stop you.

I've got at least three more Codes this morning.

They'll be passed because we're "racist" against Canadians.

Stop the Syrup-Eating, False-Baconers.

SSEFB isn't "catchy", but it is Flush, True, Plumb and Level.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 03:54 AM (6gk0M)

631 My fight against the Arizonan Canadian has nothing to do with any of you.

I'll take... *trips over box*

I've Got This. Nobody who is Montana's Syrup-Hat has a chance against... *steps over children*

This guy with his... *walks around nesting loonies*

...with his Geese and Molecular Mass of whatever is...

What were you, again?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 04:01 AM (6gk0M)

632 I think he likes oil, but I do too.

*Rolls 1d20*

Sorry. Fireball. Make a Saving Throw versus conflagration.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 04:04 AM (6gk0M)

633 Yes, it's arousing. No, I'm not interested in having my goodies being
manipulated by a stranger, no matter how adept he may be. And I also
realize that this is going to be interpreted as playing hard to get, and
he's only going to become more intrigued.
---
do tell...

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 27, 2017 04:05 AM (TWUAj)

634 They really do invite it, don't they?


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 03:50 AM (tHwdc)
Indeed they do. And I don't know if you have looked at any of the applications ethnic whatever listings lately, but they keep adding to them. Although I have yet to see White Hispanic -- one time only category I think for George Zimmerman, But hey it can be documented, so I could go Hispanic. I speak some Italian and if I slur it -- that's gotta be a speech impediment of some sort which becomes -- TaDa -- a speech impediment, which of course, is a disability -- which you also can list. All of this is doable.

Posted by: gracepmc at March 27, 2017 04:07 AM (OU4q6)

635 Well, I am overdue for the rack. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2017 04:14 AM (WDdjT)

636 do tell...


Posted by: redc1c4 at March 27, 2017 04:05 AM (TWUAj)

Nope. I can tell he enjoys breaking down resistance and I imagine he's very good at it. Nothing makes me more resistant than a man like that.

The man to follow my dear departed is going to have to be exceptional. A bag of sex tricks ain't gonna cut it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 04:16 AM (tHwdc)

637 well, i should prolly go to sleep: tomorrow will be a new day in the latest thriller to grace my life.

Your Thyroid gland... unnoticed companion or deadly threat?

who needs a book thread?

hasta y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 27, 2017 04:17 AM (TWUAj)

638 I get goofy at times, but if I ever see anyone filming that "Feed the Pig" advertisement around here?

I'm going to "Free Safety" that pig so hard that you won't hear from me for awhile.

I will Ronnie Lott my finger to get a shot at that fake government swine.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 04:17 AM (6gk0M)

639 *folds*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 27, 2017 04:17 AM (6gk0M)

640 <prods thread>



The thread's dead, Zed.


Off to sleep...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 27, 2017 04:46 AM (tHwdc)

641 *plays trumpet*

"ALRIGHT YOU MAGGOTS!" Get your asses out of the rack! And someone start the coffee.

Gah! It's Monday already. :-/

Posted by: Bayou City at March 27, 2017 05:38 AM (uHFrd)

642 Just opening a news site, they had a survey asking if Chelsea Clinton deserved the Life Time Achievement Award. Only 9 percent so far thinks she does. People just don't recognize a great person do they...

Posted by: Colin at March 27, 2017 05:42 AM (odQZE)

643 "ALRIGHT YOU MAGGOTS!" Get your asses out of the rack! And someone start the coffee.

Gah! It's Monday already. :-/



Posted by: Bayou City at March 27, 2017 05:38 AM (uHFrd)

Gah, you sound just like Sgt Simmons during basic training, when I hated getting up,

Posted by: Colin at March 27, 2017 05:51 AM (odQZE)

644 There's no morning thread yet, so good morning, guys and dolls. I hope you have a great day.

I'm screwed.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at March 27, 2017 05:51 AM (G8B7r)

645 So future prez Chelsea saw a picture/drawing of Lincoln with a red MAGA hat and tweeted "please tell me this is photoshopped. Please?"

many good replies, like "nope, he was wearing that exact hat at the theater"

From "wiped it, like with a cloth" liar Mom to dumb as dirt daughter.

Of course Lincoln came over on the Mayflower, and the MAGA hat was not invented till the Nazis bombed Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 27, 2017 05:52 AM (BrMft)

646 I'm screwed.

Posted by: NaughtyPine

That could either be bad, OR good.

Posted by: Bruce at March 27, 2017 05:54 AM (8ikIW)

647 Future Prez Chelsea Clinton.?...I'd hope she would at least start being a Senator first...I think being a Congresswomen is beneath her station in life. After all her mother went from First Lady to Senator...

Posted by: Colin at March 27, 2017 06:01 AM (odQZE)

648 AOL news last night had the shocking story (as they called it) that Ivana Trump and the President sleep in separate bedrooms...I don't see the story this am, so far. AOL news, another trusted news site.../sarc

Posted by: Colin at March 27, 2017 06:04 AM (odQZE)

649 646 That could either be bad, OR good.
Posted by: Bruce at March 27, 2017 05:54 AM (

Bad. I was sick for a couple weeks and the paperwork just piled up.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at March 27, 2017 06:07 AM (G8B7r)

650 Bad. I was sick for a couple weeks and the paperwork just piled up.





Posted by: NaughtyPine

That's bad bad. The same would happen to me. Long sick days or a vacation, the bare minimum of my job would be done. Then it would take a week just to get it straightened out.
Best of luck on this bad day.

Posted by: Bruce at March 27, 2017 06:13 AM (8ikIW)

651 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 27, 2017 06:15 AM (u82oZ)

652 I went from a job where I took vacation days to go into work and be productive with my docket, to no paperwork besides signing my name. Life is good.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 27, 2017 06:17 AM (u82oZ)

653 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 27, 2017 06:17 AM (J+eG2)

654 In the midst of getting our guest bathroom updated. The great part is, in a 80 year old house, it's plumbing problems galore. It's a good thing we got it done though. It would have not been to long before some of the drain lines would have given out.

Posted by: Bruce at March 27, 2017 06:19 AM (8ikIW)

655
NOOD

Morning Report.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 27, 2017 06:33 AM (mbhDw)

656 This WEEK was huge in 1979. You have the Camp David Accords signed 38 years ago today - but the next day was the Three Mile Island incident (in light of Chernobyl I think it's safe to call it an "incident"). And that event insured another event which, over time, would be found to have longer reaching consequences, would not get any run by comparison in the United States. The event I speak of was the no confidence vote against PM Callaghan in the UK Parliament, which he lost by one vote. Big deal, you say? The resulting election six weeks later began the era of Margaret Thatcher.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at March 27, 2017 03:48 PM (QUhLG)

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