Mid-Morning Open Thread

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The Raft of the Medusa
Théodore Géricault

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Primo

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:24 AM (c6/9Q)

2 Sooooo, a gay orgy at sea?


Rum, sodomy, and the lash indeed.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 29, 2017 09:25 AM (9q7Dl)

3 AKA Rum Sodomy and the Lash album cover

Posted by: McCool at March 29, 2017 09:26 AM (WXSv6)

4 Viking Cruises have really cut back on the luxury, haven't they.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 29, 2017 09:26 AM (9q7Dl)

5 Nice choice, CBD! This is a fantastic piece. Gericault went to great lengths to get this piece right, from having the survivors pose for portraits to rebuilding the raft in his studio. This is a masterpiece of Romanticism.

Posted by: Kris at March 29, 2017 09:27 AM (nwqNw)

6 Top right. Sharks with friggin lasers on their heads.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 09:27 AM (kTF2Z)

7 Looks like one of them cruise chips after one of them viruses hit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (KlI/a)

8 Top ten this early?

Posted by: Country Boy at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (Jcg9Q)

9 Without shadow, there is no light.

-Somebody

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (6gk0M)

10 Orgy cruise?

Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (BDZWU)

11 Looks like one of them cruise chips after one of them viruses hit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (KlI/a)

And all the toilets back up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (KlI/a)

12 note to Brad Blakeman: F U

he and Trippi on Fox news now, Blakeman thinks Nunes should recuse himself. How stupid does one need to be to think that the Dems will allow any investigation to make Obama or any other Dem look bad?

Posted by: mallfly the great at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (b7fwp)

13 I called nood, i feel a sense of accomplishment...unlike those losers on that Medusa raft

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (c6/9Q)

14 Yes!!

And in before Grump928 and the Scorpion!!

Time for one more drink, then sleep.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (Jcg9Q)

15 Ummm... where's Medusa?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (W8bn5)

16 Incoming from Cuba?

Posted by: Dr. Gonzo at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (JzFJE)

17 Ssshhhhh....ssshhhh...SHARK!

Posted by: Girl from Jaws who yells, "shark!" at March 29, 2017 09:30 AM (+FSld)

18 The women and children must be below deck.

Posted by: Big Swede at March 29, 2017 09:30 AM (FaQ0F)

19
They're all reaching for the guy with the last Kit-Kat bar.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 29, 2017 09:30 AM (9q7Dl)

20 The food-shaming and water-hatred of this piece is disgusting in its patriarchal rape of our inherent desires to do what we want on scraps of wood that we decide to use as a life raft as we ponder cannibalism in a sustainable and diverse free-trade environment of our choosing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 09:31 AM (/f1mm)

21 We must have given up happy pretty pictures for Lent.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 09:31 AM (lwiT4)

22 Geez, I don't think the storms are that bad.

That's not on the banks of the Red, is it??

Posted by: Mama AJ, nice person, not a witch at March 29, 2017 09:31 AM (gTQoY)

23 Where's Isaac with my drink??!!

Posted by: Bruce at March 29, 2017 09:31 AM (8ikIW)

24 Why didn't they use an inflatable like those North Africans crossing the med?

Posted by: Hap N. Stance at March 29, 2017 09:31 AM (DPsHK)

25 note to Brad Blakeman: F U

he and Trippi on Fox news now, Blakeman thinks Nunes should recuse himself. How stupid does one need to be to think that the Dems will allow any investigation to make Obama or any other Dem look bad?
Posted by: mallfly the great at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (b7fwp)

because he is a fuckin idiot and pussy...show me the last time the left gave an inch in any battle with us?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:31 AM (KlI/a)

26 re 9: sounds like something Obama would say when he doesn't have a prepared speech.

Posted by: mallfly the great at March 29, 2017 09:31 AM (b7fwp)

27 AKA Rum Sodomy and the Lash album cover



I have their album! But I could never get into it.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 09:32 AM (4Utw1)

28 This is actually the visual "day after" of leftists on Nov. 9th.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 29, 2017 09:32 AM (+FSld)

29
I've got a gamy leg.

Posted by: Guy on the Left at March 29, 2017 09:32 AM (9q7Dl)

30 They don't look like stone to me. Maybe stoned.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 29, 2017 09:32 AM (W8bn5)

31 lotta loose shit in this painting. literally. buggery on the high seas.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 29, 2017 09:32 AM (KP5rU)

32 I need a drink

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:32 AM (KlI/a)

33 "children, this is what happens when your pilot is a political hack who cannot navigate ...."

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:33 AM (c6/9Q)

34 What an uplifting painting.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2017 09:33 AM (/tuJf)

35 Feel Good Story of the Day:

A female terrorist attempted to stab a group of police officers near Damascus Gate near the Old City of Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon.

According to preliminary reports, the terrorist emerged from the Old City through Damascus Gate. When she identified the police officers, she approached them and pulled out a knife.

The terrorist was shot and subdued before she could harm anyone else. Magen David Adom EMTs pronounced her dead at the scene. No further injuries were reported

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:34 AM (KlI/a)

36 Not sure if it's a sniper, but I see a little man with a helmet on lower left.
Maybe not Army, but, definitely military

Posted by: Bruce at March 29, 2017 09:34 AM (8ikIW)

37 AKA Rum Sodomy and the Lash album cover

I have their album! But I could never get into it.
Posted by: rickb223


With a name like that, you'd better hope it doesn't get into you.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 29, 2017 09:34 AM (W8bn5)

38 Hey! I'm kinda early for the ahrt thread!

NE OK report: We had a heckuva downpour last night. Not enough to totally break the drought, but we'll take all the help we can get, especially with all the wild prairie fires we've been having.

This morning the skies are clear and it's going up into the 70s. Should be a great day.

Weather-wise, anyway. The rest of my life is still ... an interesting challenge.

Gooooood morning, hordelingkind!

Posted by: mindful webworker - stuck with cat-a-lap-sey at March 29, 2017 09:34 AM (+ZSW1)

39 Thanks for the prayers and well wishes yesterday, horde. Interview went very well. His main concern is how will I go from managing a 300+ person sales force to managing one with 10 people. I think I alleviated that concern. Next step is meeting with the CTO when he gets back from China.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (kTF2Z)

40 Metaphor for the House Republican Caucus.

Posted by: WisRich at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (hdpay)

41 Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:33 AM (c6/9Q)

Yup. A nice lesson in political cronyism.

Posted by: Kris at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (nwqNw)

42 Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:34 AM (KlI/a)

MSM headline: "Oppressed palastinian woman shot as she tries to meet with Israeli police"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (KUaJL)

43 The raft of the Medussa. I don't remember that story.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (mpXpK)

44 Have they resorted to cannibalism yet?

Posted by: Fritz at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (2Mnv1)

45
I need a drink

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:32 AM (KlI/a)







Just what every dental patient wants to hear when they're sitting in the chair.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:36 AM (XWkhW)

46 I left a beautiful rant in the Willow section below. Dammit.

What the hell, is it "Raft Week" on the art thread?

I thought I'd seen those riverboat guys before. ISTR there was some topical political commentary hidden in that one, and it didn't come back up.
This one, I'm SURE I've seen here before. And given its political era, it just HAS to be fraught. Fraught. With symbolism that was dangerous when new.

It's, like, a microcosm, Man.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:36 AM (H5rtT)

47 The wind is blowing the raft toward the left where waves are crashing against an obstacle and where the raft will founder while the few living are frantically waving toward a cruise ship in the distance, trying to attract their attention for a rescue.

It doesn't look good for the raft riders, unless there is some divine intervention.

Posted by: Hap N. Stance at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (DPsHK)

48 This was the cover of a very good album by the Pogues, but as art it is crap, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (CPk08)

49 I'm guessing snipers would be unnecessary in this case.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (RD7QR)

50 "DNC staffers turning in their undated resignation letters?"

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (H5rtT)

51 Well, it's no Kinkaid.

Posted by: General Zod at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (Bdeb0)

52 I need a drink

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:32 AM (KlI/a)







Just what every dental patient wants to hear when they're sitting in the chair.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:36 AM (XWkhW)

Actually I am off today and just in the Officer waiting for a my repair guy to fix some equipment.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (KlI/a)

53 AKA Rum Sodomy and the Lash album cover

Posted by: McCool at March 29, 2017 09:26 AM


I saw the Drunken Cabin Boys open for Rum Sodomy and the Lash. It was kinda gay.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (p+Wdc)

54 The headless body in the lower right corner. That's the the sniper.

Posted by: dantesed at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (88xKn)

55 http://bit.ly/2nLDM8D
----
Barack Obama changed how NSA intercepts of Americans like Donald Trump could be shared

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (y3aQB)

56 I guess that I am unfamiliar with this story.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 29, 2017 09:38 AM (QQ+il)

57 "DNC staffers turning in their undated resignation letters?"
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (H5rtT)

They were ordered to

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:38 AM (KlI/a)

58 @48 Rafts are made out of trees, damn it!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:38 AM (H5rtT)

59 osted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:33 AM (c6/9Q)



Yup. A nice lesson in political cronyism.

Posted by: Kris at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (nwqNw)

i wonder if it's a subliminimilinal message from CBD

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:38 AM (c6/9Q)

60
48 This was the cover of a very good album by the Pogues, but as art it is crap, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (CPk0





All the nudes are dudes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:38 AM (XWkhW)

61 Weather is getting a little twitchy down here in Tejas.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 29, 2017 09:38 AM (H+/sr)

62 The story:

wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Méduse_(1810)

Posted by: Fritz at March 29, 2017 09:39 AM (2Mnv1)

63 Up the Pogues!

Posted by: A Gentlemen Soldier at March 29, 2017 09:39 AM (H37nb)

64 All the nudes are dudes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:38 AM (XWkhW)

It's a new Navy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:39 AM (KlI/a)

65 I'm guessing that tomorrow, Odysseus arrives at Nausicaa's island...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:39 AM (H5rtT)

66 "This was the cover of a very good album by the Pogues, but as art it is crap, for obvious reasons."
-Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (CPk0

Your paintings were better.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:39 AM (6gk0M)

67 Can They Hear Us Now? - a limerick


The hopes of the shipwrecked are risin'
There's a rescue ship on the horizon
But that faraway schooner
Could have been hailed much sooner
If they'd had their cell service with Verizon

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 09:39 AM (wPiJc)

68 Now the Italian navy shows up and gives them a lifetime of EU bennies. Ain't the 21st century wonderful?

Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 09:40 AM (TppKb)

69 Re: Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash

Different album IIRC, but Drunken Boat is a hell of a song. Suits the painting, too.

There's a sound that comes from miles away if you lean your head to hear
A ship's bell rings on board a wreck when the air is still and clear
And up above that means another angel's got his wings
But all below it siRe: Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash

Different album IIRC, but Drunken Boat is a hell of a song. Suits the painting, too.

There's a sound that comes from miles away if you lean your head to hear
A ship's bell rings on board a wreck when the air is still and clear
And up above that means another angel's got his wings
But all below it signifies is a ship's gone in the drink

(And the best part might be the faint little bell ringing once after "lean your head to hear.")gnifies is a ship's gone in the drink

(And the best part might be the faint little bell ringing once after "lean your head to hear.")

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 09:40 AM (/f1mm)

70 >>I guess that I am unfamiliar with this story.

It's the same ol story. Man goes in the water, sharks go in the water. Dolls eyes.

And that's why I'll never wear a life jacket again, chief.

Posted by: Quint at March 29, 2017 09:40 AM (/tuJf)

71 They were ordered to

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Um, yeah. This is a picture of what they look like, doing it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:40 AM (H5rtT)

72 On the right side. Is that black guy kissing a white guy's ass?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 29, 2017 09:40 AM (4AVeu)

73 Ugh. Take that, copy/paste with notepad. Let's try that again.
-

Re: Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash

Different album IIRC, but Drunken Boat is a hell of a song. Suits the painting, too.

There's a sound that comes from miles away if you lean your head to hear
A ship's bell rings on board a wreck when the air is still and clear
And up above that means another angel's got his wings
But all below it signifies is a ship's gone in the drink

(And the best part might be the faint little bell ringing once after "lean your head to hear.")

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 09:40 AM (/f1mm)

74 I guess that I am unfamiliar with this story.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 29, 2017 09:38 AM (QQ+il)

a political hack given command of ship, runs ship into ground off coast of Mauritania, survivors on a raft, most die , rest almost die, turn to cannibalism before found.

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:40 AM (c6/9Q)

75 Wait... the Alcoholic Asshole Shut In never painted anything?

...you've got to be joking with me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:41 AM (6gk0M)

76 48 Rafts are made out of trees, damn it!
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:38 AM (H5rtT)


Don't care. The rules are clear. It's not art, and never will be!

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 09:41 AM (CPk08)

77
52 I need a drink

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:32 AM (KlI/a)







Just what every dental patient wants to hear when they're sitting in the chair.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:36 AM (XWkhW)

Actually I am off today and just in the Officer waiting for a my repair guy to fix some equipment.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (KlI/a)






Don't be a killjoy. I'm picturing Foster Brooks holding the drill and a dental pick, belching in the patient's face while a buxom dental assistant holds the poor bastard's head down.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:41 AM (XWkhW)

78 >>Odysseus arrives at Nausicaa's island...Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:39 AM (H5rtT)

...and Leopold Bloom rubs one out at Sandymount Strand.

Posted by: General Zod at March 29, 2017 09:41 AM (Bdeb0)

79 The guy on the lower left, the one flat on his back with his privates hanging out, Why are his feet all swaddled with cloth? He's naked but he keeps his socks on? Never a good look.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

80 Actually I am off today and just in the Officer waiting for a my repair guy to fix some equipment.


You should comment while taking the gas.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 29, 2017 09:41 AM (QQ+il)

81 OK, the Medussa was a French frigate that ran aground off the coast of Africa and sunk. Those are the survivors on that raft. They were at sea for quite a while and resorted to cannibalism before being rescued.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 29, 2017 09:41 AM (mpXpK)

82 75 Wait... the Alcoholic Asshole Shut In never painted anything?

...you've got to be joking with me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:41 AM (6gk0M)


I've painted a few bathroom floors in my time, but that's not art either.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 09:42 AM (CPk08)

83 The rogue wave will take them out minutes before help arrives.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 29, 2017 09:42 AM (ymRuQ)

84 If I were a dentist, I'd be huffing that stuff at least once a day.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 29, 2017 09:42 AM (QQ+il)

85 turn to cannibalism before found.



Ok, that explains why the dead bodies are being hoarded.

Posted by: Hap N. Stance at March 29, 2017 09:42 AM (DPsHK)

86 Judging from the dude with no pants, the water is pretty cold.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 29, 2017 09:42 AM (4AVeu)

87 I have trouble concentrating on this painting. I keep getting distracted by that James Brown wig on Medusa.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 09:43 AM (wPiJc)

88 T"he guy on the lower left, the one flat on his back with his privates hanging out, Why are his feet all swaddled with cloth? He's naked but he keeps his socks on? Never a good look."
-Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

He should have thought about that before he died.

What a maroon.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:43 AM (6gk0M)

89 now y'all know why it's important to go to your muster drill !

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:43 AM (c6/9Q)

90 the louder the Dems scream, the more you know they're definitely scared of something, probably something bigly.

Dum-Da-da-Dum-Da-da-Dum...! John McCain to the rescue!! Ior so I would imagine.)

Posted by: mallfly the great at March 29, 2017 09:43 AM (b7fwp)

91 Medusa was into boating?
Who knew!?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 09:43 AM (0tfLf)

92 They're gonna need a bigger flotsam.

Posted by: General Zod at March 29, 2017 09:43 AM (Bdeb0)

93 just in the Officer

New Navy, indeed. Or perhaps the old one. Got your rum and your cat-o-nine-tails?

Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 09:43 AM (TppKb)

94 Book 4 in Freedom/Hate series by Kyle Andrews is out today (dystopian freedom fighters)
link in nic

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 29, 2017 09:43 AM (Om16U)

95 Look! WILSON!!!

Posted by: Corona at March 29, 2017 09:44 AM (3/A/K)

96 "I've painted a few bathroom floors in my time, but that's not art either."
-Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 09:42 AM (CPk0

Painting bathroom floors? I must be elite with my tile and shit.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:45 AM (6gk0M)

97 Wait, so Bill O'Reilly is now stealing jokes from The Horde?

Posted by: James Brown's Hair at March 29, 2017 09:45 AM (ZcAbN)

98 He's naked but he keeps his socks on? Never a good look.


Posted by: grammie winger

Maybe it was a 1950's stag film

Posted by: Bruce at March 29, 2017 09:45 AM (8ikIW)

99 Judging from the dude with no pants, the water is pretty cold.

He's Irish.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 29, 2017 09:45 AM (QQ+il)

100 If you resort to cannibalism on a raft, I assume there would be no fire, right? So you'd have to hack off the flesh and eat it raw? Blech.


Who gets the drumstick?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 09:45 AM (lwiT4)

101 come to think of it, naming your ship "Medusa", not a good sign is it

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:46 AM (c6/9Q)

102 Don't know why I like this one -- probably for the eternal metaphors. But a lot of movement, even with the dead (heh). When people are in trouble, they eat their own. Donner party for US equivalent.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 29, 2017 09:46 AM (MIKMs)

103 88 He's naked but he keeps his socks on? Never a good look."

______________________________

Says who?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/23/eliot-spitzer-kept-on-bla_n_92946.html

Posted by: Client #9 (a.k.a. Gov. Spitzer) at March 29, 2017 09:46 AM (4AVeu)

104 There's a sound that comes from miles away if you lean your head to hear
A ship's bell rings on board a wreck when the air is still and clear
And up above that means another angel's got his wings
But all below it signifies is a ship's gone in the drink

****


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Edmund F. at March 29, 2017 09:46 AM (wPiJc)

105 62 The story:

wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Meduse_(1810)
Posted by: Fritz at March 29, 2017 09:39 AM (2Mnv1)

I'm more interested in the Napoleonic campaign in the Indian Ocean. I love learning about the secondary, "sideshow" campaigns of larger conflicts.

Posted by: josephistan at March 29, 2017 09:46 AM (7HtZB)

106
Shots fired at Capital. Suspect in custody.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 09:47 AM (ZFUt7)

107 Wait, so Bill O'Reilly is now stealing jokes from The Horde?

Stupidity hierarchy:

3) Maxine Waters
2) Voters who keep her in office
1) Press who think commenting on her hair helmet is rageworthy.

Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 09:47 AM (TppKb)

108 It is a quality use of light and shadow. The colors are sanguine, but the painting meant to be as such.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:47 AM (6gk0M)

109 *toot!*

Sorry, Medusa, that was quite the ill wind...

Posted by: Hillary! at March 29, 2017 09:47 AM (2z74n)

110 I'm guessing snipers would be unnecessary in this case.




Looks like snipers have already been there.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 09:47 AM (4Utw1)

111 I've been on a YouTube binge lately consisting of old Mad TV skits. I came across this one about women's self defense. Not only is it hilarious but it also makes a not so subtle pro 2nd amendment argument:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWn2uMphYN4

Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 09:48 AM (BDZWU)

112 Oh, man, I really wanted a painting of a pretty girl today.

Well, here's Frederic Soulacroix's The Rose:

http://tinyurl.com/la5j5kv

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 09:48 AM (X6fMO)

113 @62 I knew it was an allegory! I just knew it!

There is a great deal to be considered in the Bourbon Restoration, especially if you've spent most of your life just waiting for the Conservatives to be Back In Charge.

Then again, it's France.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:48 AM (H5rtT)

114 * reads the comments *

I have this image in mind of going to a museum with The Horde, and enjoying the shock on the faces of other, somber, sober museum patrons as the Moron comments bubble forth at each work. Mothers covering their childrens' ears and running for the exits.

The Horde, meanwhile, leaving a trail of beer cans and cig butts.

Posted by: mindful webworker - art schmart at March 29, 2017 09:49 AM (+ZSW1)

115 101 come to think of it, naming your ship "Medusa", not a good sign is it

_______________________

Almost as bad as naming an airport, aircraft carrier or bridge after any member of the Kennedy family, given their tragic history in transportation tragedies.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 29, 2017 09:49 AM (4AVeu)

116 I think I see a shark fin.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 29, 2017 09:50 AM (ymRuQ)

117 That one guy will drown if he doesn't get his body back upon that raft.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:50 AM (6gk0M)

118 Are we submitting taboos up to vote? Cause I am proposing this one. Can I get a second?
Posted by: blaster at March 29, 2017 09:08 AM


blaster's motion from the previous thread dies for lack of a second.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 29, 2017 09:50 AM (tbwWl)

119 hm, staring at that painting does make you wanna have a slug o' rum

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:50 AM (c6/9Q)

120 But all below it signifies is a ship's gone in the drink



****

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Edmund F. at March 29, 2017 09:46 AM (wPiJc)
===================


If you're ever in the U.P., it's worth a trip to the museum:


http://www.shipwreckmuseum.com/edmund-fitzgerald/

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 09:50 AM (lwiT4)

121 55 http://bit.ly/2nLDM8D
----
Barack Obama changed how NSA intercepts of Americans like Donald Trump could be shared
Posted by: EVLINC! at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (y3aQB)

Lame Duck flees to Tahiti for a reason.

Posted by: Phone of Widespread Pepe at March 29, 2017 09:50 AM (Oz2Jh)

122 So Horde, I saw Beauty and the Beast last night. Wasn't my decision, had to make the fiance happy.

It was.... ok. It's probably been 15 years at least since I saw the original, , but from what I remember, visually, they did a very good job about making the movie very similar to the animated one. Emma Watson looked a lot like Belle. The dude who played Gaston looked a lot like Gaston. The costume and set design were basically as close as you could get inn the real world without looking ridiculous.

Some things didn't translate perfectly, however. I wasn't a fan of the Beast's character design. They wanted to make it as close to the original as possible, and, especially when he wasn't wearing the elaborate clothes, his fur really just looked like fabric over a body suit. I wish they departed more, because it really didn't translate that well into a live action movie. Dude should have been at least Chewbacca-level furry. The sing and dance choreography was likewise very well done, but I thought the lip syncing with the actors wasn't great. The voices changed way too much, especially for Belle.

The movie got a lot of news for the gay dude. He was there, but the whole thing was basically "whatever" for me. The character was basically Gaston's male groupie, following him around the entire time and not so secretly pining for him as Gaston goes after Belle. It's not like he was portrayed in an especially sympathetic light. You're not supposed to like Gaston, so having this guy be falling for the obvious villain doesn't exactly portray him in a sympathetic light.

It also occurs to me that the plot of the movie doesn't really work unless you assume a priori understanding of how it's going to end. I don't think that's specific to this remake, either. There's a line early where Gaston asks Belle to marry him, and she says something like "but we're so different, I like books, and you're [basically a dumb jock. I forget exactly what she said." He responds, "but people can change." And she says, "Not that much." And that's the end of it. But up until about 2/3 of the movie, the Beast is just as bad as Gaston. Arguably worse. Gaston's just an asshole. The Beast is violent and cruel. He was cursed because he was such a terrible person in the first place. The Beast has to change as much, if not more, than Gaston would for Belle to fall for him. For most of the movie, the Beast has literally imprisoned Belle. But she falls for him because she sees what he can really become. It's what's on the inside that counts. That's the logic of an abuse victim, not a proper moral story for kids.

Anyway. I felt like it was a reasonable adaptation of the original. They lifted at least half the dialogue and just about all the musical numbers straight from the original, so basically what I'm saying is that this movie is going to give to you what you're going to expect from it, so if you want to see it, you'll probably enjoy it. If you don't really care, then I don't think you will.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 29, 2017 09:50 AM (KUaJL)

123 Who gets the drumstick?

See now, that's what Grammie calls it.
"Drumstick," heh.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:51 AM (H5rtT)

124 Oh, man, I really wanted a painting of a pretty girl today.


You'll get some naked guy's dong and like it!

Posted by: Judge Smails at March 29, 2017 09:51 AM (9q7Dl)

125
The suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over several officers who were on foot, according to Metro DC Police. The suspect has been taken into custody. No one was hit by the suspect's car, police said.

I don't want to say muslin.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 09:51 AM (ZFUt7)

126 >>Almost as bad as naming an airport, aircraft carrier or bridge after any member of the Kennedy family, given their tragic history in transportation tragedies.

Or naming a ship after Harvey Milk.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2017 09:51 AM (/tuJf)

127 That one guy will drown if he doesn't get his body back upon that raft.

Everyone else is thinking like those prints on the butcher shop wall, flank, loin, etc.

Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 09:51 AM (TppKb)

128 They resorted to cannibalism after just four days? Even the Superdome held out longer!

Posted by: Shep Smith at March 29, 2017 09:52 AM (7HtZB)

129 Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (kTF2Z)

Congratulations!

Now we've got to get Insomniac some gainful employment.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 09:52 AM (X6fMO)

130 Weather Underground chief meteorologist Dr. Jeff McMaster blogs that Trump's executive orders threaten to wreck Earth as a liveable planet for humans. I find this while looking to find out if I get struck by lightning, have a tree fall on the house or drown in flood waters. Earth has tried to kill us all along Dr. Jeff. Asshat.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 29, 2017 09:52 AM (H+/sr)

131 The Rose,

very pretty.

Exquisite detail. Lovely colors.

Posted by: Hap N. Stance at March 29, 2017 09:52 AM (DPsHK)

132 AKA Rum Sodomy and the Lash album cover
Posted by: McCool at March 29, 2017 09:26 AM


It's Mr. LaRue to this lot.

Posted by: Lash LaRue at March 29, 2017 09:52 AM (tbwWl)

133 Theodore Gericault's desolate depiction of survivors on a raft washed into the West African sea is admired for its ground-breaking use of swirls and chiaroscuro in the romantic style.

But the painting is also a testament to the horrific deaths of 133 sailors in an event that was one of history's most controversial naval tragedies, ending in shipwreck, political intrigue and cannibalism.

It began in 1815 when King Louis XVIII sent a naval fleet, including the grand ship Medusa, to Senegal to reclaim the land from the British. It was meant to be a trip of victory.

But the drama that unfolded was instead steeped in death: a vessel running aground off the coast of today's Mauritania, a bloody raft hurriedly constructed from the shipwreck, and desperate survivors going mad and eating each other.
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Happy Wednesday all!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 29, 2017 09:52 AM (2x9LM)

134 Posted by: mustbequantum at March 29, 2017 09:46 AM (MIKMs)

This work has everything. It has stark contrasts of emotion and mood, raw human drama, is a morality tale, a call to arms... Fantastic. I used to use this one to display how an artist uses different elements to construct a work of art. And it's HUGE.

Believe it or not, this is the same artistic movement as yesterday's Turner.

Posted by: Kris at March 29, 2017 09:53 AM (nwqNw)

135 39 Thanks for the prayers and well wishes yesterday, horde. Interview went very well. His main concern is how will I go from managing a 300+ person sales force to managing one with 10 people. I think I alleviated that concern. Next step is meeting with the CTO when he gets back from China.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (kTF2Z)

First hurdle cleared. That's great!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 09:53 AM (VuJJJ)

136 125; just a guy pissed about health care. or salt shakers. or big gulp taxes. disgruntled, white, right wing, taxpayer. you know, the usual every day shit stirrer.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (KP5rU)

137 Shots fired at Capital. Suspect in custody.



Morons check in!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (4Utw1)

138
The Beast has to change as much, if not more, than Gaston would for Belle to fall for him. For most of the movie, the Beast has literally imprisoned Belle. But she falls for him because she sees what he can really become. It's what's on the inside that counts. That's the logic of an abuse victim, not a proper moral story for kids.








Helsinki Syndrome: The Movie

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (XWkhW)

139 126 >>Almost as bad as naming an airport, aircraft carrier or bridge after any member of the Kennedy family, given their tragic history in transportation tragedies.

Or naming a ship after Harvey Milk.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2017 09:51 AM (/tuJf)

Whose name alone is ghey as hell.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (VuJJJ)

140 I saw Rum and Sodomy open for The Lash in 1988 at The Agora.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (6gk0M)

141 I love this painting on so many levels.
For one, it's YUUUGE. Just a stunning piece to experience. Also, the story was that The Medusa was a ship owned by the French government. it was a running maritime joke. And when it broke up and sank off the coast of Africa, no one was surprised. We should have learned a lesson then: Government only makes shit worse.
Also, the form is incredible: a human pyramid, and as you view it top bottom to top, you travel from death an misery, to melancholy, to absolute hope and desire. Note: the guy at the top is signaling wildly to a ship that is so far away, it will never see them.
Thank you!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (ty7RM)

142 No one was hit by the suspect's car, police said.




No one was hit by the bullets, either.Who shot first, still unknown. Story continues to evolve.

Posted by: Hap N. Stance at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (DPsHK)

143 Padre Island Spring Break--The aftermath.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (ymRuQ)

144 Or naming a ship after Harvey Milk.

I hope I live long enough to see 'expended as target' for that one.

No personal animus toward Milk - I grew up in SF in that period - but also no justification for a ship named after him.

Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 09:55 AM (TppKb)

145 Good news Duke - Will continue to pray for you going forward.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

146 84 If I were a dentist, I'd be huffing that stuff at least once a day.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at March 29, 2017 09:42 AM (QQ+il)

It'd be like that scene in The Pink Panther Strikes Again:

https://youtu.be/eti_3bXFZrk

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at March 29, 2017 09:55 AM (3JQ/p)

147 Yelp review: This was the worst cruise I was ever on...

Posted by: Strobe at March 29, 2017 09:55 AM (gbWkA)

148
126 >>Almost as bad as naming an airport, aircraft carrier or bridge after any member of the Kennedy family, given their tragic history in transportation tragedies.

Or naming a ship after Harvey Milk.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2017 09:51 AM (/tuJf)








Well, the ship is full of seamen.......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:55 AM (XWkhW)

149 (bottom to top)

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 29, 2017 09:56 AM (ty7RM)

150 My sister gets everything. All the time, it's Medusa Medusa Medusa!

Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 09:56 AM (u0s1P)

151 130 Weather Underground chief meteorologist Dr. Jeff McMaster blogs that Trump's executive orders threaten to wreck Earth as a liveable planet for humans. I find this while looking to find out if I get struck by lightning, have a tree fall on the house or drown in flood waters. Earth has tried to kill us all along Dr. Jeff. Asshat.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 29, 2017 09:52 AM (H+/sr)

Wait, what about natural selection, evolution, and even monkeys are gay because it's totes part of nature?

We're part of nature, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 09:56 AM (/f1mm)

152 and desperate survivors going mad and eating each other.




But first! You will.........

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 09:56 AM (4Utw1)

153 Still better than the Sloop John B. That was the worst trip I've ever been on.

Posted by: josephistan at March 29, 2017 09:56 AM (7HtZB)

154 127 That one guy will drown if he doesn't get his body back upon that raft.

Everyone else is thinking like those prints on the butcher shop wall, flank, loin, etc.
Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 09:51 AM (TppKb)


Osso Bucco was what I keep thinking.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 09:56 AM (CPk08)

155 Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM

Congratulations!

Moving forward, remember that, in addition to prayers and good wishes, The Horde is available for Hordesourcing interview responses as needed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 29, 2017 09:57 AM (tbwWl)

156 "Well, the ship is full of seamen..."
-Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:55 AM (XWkhW)

-Just the Punchline.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:57 AM (6gk0M)

157 137 Shots fired at Capital. Suspect in custody.



Morons check in!
Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (4Utw1)

To be fair, I'm surprised something like this took this long to happen. I don't know what these fucksticks think wine they actively try to destroy the lives of American Citizens and lie to their faces for years and decades.

Posted by: Phone of Widespread Pepe at March 29, 2017 09:57 AM (Oz2Jh)

158 Still better than the Sloop John B. That was the worst trip I've ever been on.

---

Three hour cruise.

Posted by: Thurston Howard at March 29, 2017 09:57 AM (DPsHK)

159 The weather started getting rough!
The tiny ship was tossed!

Rumor has it Harvey Milk was straight as a string, until a Certain Party came along and shoved her finger into that hole in his head.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 09:58 AM (H5rtT)

160 This picture reminds me of what the last health care policy discussions must have looked like.

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at March 29, 2017 09:58 AM (VFhMt)

161 It begwan in 1815 when King Louis XVIII

Don't interrupt him, he's rolling.

Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 09:58 AM (TppKb)

162 Oh, man, I really wanted a painting of a pretty girl today.



Well, here's Frederic Soulacroix's The Rose:

==========
lovely.

here is another , not a painting exactly, but almost --> http://tinyurl.com/lc55c7h

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:58 AM (c6/9Q)

163 "Still better than the Sloop John B. That was the worst trip I've ever been on."
-Posted by: josephistan at March 29, 2017 09:56 AM (7HtZB)

I feel so broke-up, I wanna go home.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 09:58 AM (6gk0M)

164 BTW, that's a pretty bad representation of what the original looks like. In the actual painting, you can see another ship, way, way out on the horizon line. I can't see it above. The colors and skin tones are much, much richer than in the photo.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 29, 2017 09:58 AM (ty7RM)

165 - but also no justification for a ship named after him.
Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 09:55 AM


Ahem.

Posted by: Ray Mabus at March 29, 2017 09:59 AM (tbwWl)

166 Believe it or not, this is the same artistic movement as yesterday's Turner. Posted by: Kris at March 29, 2017 09:53 AM (nwqNw)
=====

Turner's perspectives are always just a little 'off' to me. This one takes perspective and beats it into submission then grabs you by the drama.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 29, 2017 09:59 AM (MIKMs)

167
The lady with snake hair, Medusa
Never wet except with a loofah
Give her name to a boat
Then expect it to float
Guarantees a shark lollapalooza

Posted by: naturalfake at March 29, 2017 09:59 AM (9q7Dl)

168 we may never know the motive. hey! look, here's some mail! got any pizza?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 29, 2017 09:59 AM (KP5rU)

169 138
The Beast has to change as much, if not more, than Gaston would for Belle to fall for him. For most of the movie, the Beast has literally imprisoned Belle. But she falls for him because she sees what he can really become. It's what's on the inside that counts. That's the logic of an abuse victim, not a proper moral story for kids.

Helsinki Syndrome: The Movie
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (XWkhW)


frankly, I liked the beast a heck of a lot better than that effete asswipe Prince.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 09:59 AM (CPk08)

170 Almost as bad as naming an airport, aircraft carrier or bridge after any member of the Kennedy family, given their tragic history in transportation tragedies.

I'm kind of waiting for the F-51 McCain fighter jet.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 29, 2017 10:00 AM (eytER)

171 There is a great deal to be considered in the Bourbon Restoration, especially if you've spent most of your life just waiting for the Conservatives to be Back In Charge.

The Revolutions Podcast is covering that now, actually.

revolutionspodcast.com

(From Mike Duncan, who did the excellent The History of Rome podcast.)

Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:00 AM (u0s1P)

172 Yelp review: This was the worst cruise I was ever on...

Posted by: Strobe at March 29, 2017 09:55 AM (gbWkA)
==========================

Now you've gone and done it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W4KkBwgP7c



Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

173 Oh, gaaahhkk! I just saw the photo of Hillary! wearing the purple leather jacket.

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/847072756701298688

Posted by: m at March 29, 2017 10:00 AM (Gqgs8)

174 I just noticed. This must be a AoS booze cruise.

Note the Barrel

Posted by: Bruce at March 29, 2017 10:01 AM (8ikIW)

175 >>To be fair, I'm surprised something like this took this long to happen. I
don't know what these fucksticks think wine they actively try to
destroy the lives of American Citizens and lie to their faces for years
and decades.


The Dems have been whipping up their side to a frenzy. As seen in the P Veritas videos, people like Creamer want to let loose the crazis on their political opponents. "Trump is literally Hitler! He's literally killing the planet! He's going to put all non-whites/women/LGBTQ in camps! Go get him!!!!!"

Posted by: Lizzy at March 29, 2017 10:01 AM (NOIQH)

176 That ain't no Kon-Tiki.

Posted by: Knut Haugland at March 29, 2017 10:01 AM (ymRuQ)

177 The Horde visits the Louvre:

Moron 1 - da fuq is this? BURP

Moron 2 - Mona Lisa? More like Mona Loser. Hic

Moron 3 - those are some mighty sharp elbows.

Moron 4 -The sculptor left the arms off this statue. Lazy bastard. Vomits on shoes.

Moron 5 - I see the sniper!

*Causes a stampede for the exits*

Moron 6 - anyone got bail money?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 10:02 AM (kTF2Z)

178 I enjoyed Prince's music.

I must admit that what I have just written sounds gay.

I assure you that I will punch you while I listen to "When Doves Cry", if you provoke me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:02 AM (6gk0M)

179
First rule of getting lost at sea is to bring along Ginger and Mary Ann

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 29, 2017 10:02 AM (493sH)

180
Maxine Waters: Hair Today, Goon Tomorrow - a limerick


You might find this hard to believe
Maxine has a mind like a sieve
The voters gave her an extension
Yet she's wigged out (did I mention?)
Why, oh why can't we get her to weave.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:02 AM (wPiJc)

181 Chris Plante reporting shots fired at Capital Hill. Police chase with black sedan, driven by possibly a female. In custody.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 29, 2017 10:02 AM (+FSld)

182 The guy who founded the Weather Channel has always maintained that global warming was a fraud.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 29, 2017 10:02 AM (mpXpK)

183 173 Oyez, some innocent beast died horribly that she might be thus arrayed.
Can you tell it was tailor-made for her? I could!
Sure hope it was a Nauga.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 10:03 AM (H5rtT)

184 Helsinki Syndrome: The Movie
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (XWkhW)

As in Helsinki, Sweden.

Posted by: Idiot news anchor from Die Hard at March 29, 2017 10:03 AM (1SMSr)

185 It begwan in 1815 when King Louis XVIII

Don't interrupt him, he's rolling.

----------

???
Louis XVIII reigned from 1814-1824. With a 100 Days interruption.

Posted by: josephistan at March 29, 2017 10:03 AM (7HtZB)

186 The animal rights people are not angry that Hillary is wearing leather? My, how odd.

Posted by: Thurston Howard at March 29, 2017 10:04 AM (DPsHK)

187 @179 Because them's good eatin' if'n you fix 'em right.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 10:04 AM (H5rtT)

188 So, the Paki guy running the "Indian" restaurant in The Docklands will or won't take Euros??

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 29, 2017 10:04 AM (ty7RM)

189 You can't rhyme "believe" with "sieve".

Alberta Oil Peon would argue otherwise.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:04 AM (6gk0M)

190 AKA Rum Sodomy and the Lash album cover

Posted by: McCool at March 29, 2017 09:26 AM (WXSv6)


Really? I haven't looked at it that closely, I guess. And haven't dusted it off in more than a few years, I guess.

No matter how much skill goes into this type of painting (and yes, it is a type), I just don't care for any of them. The muscles, the agony, the, frankly, gayness.

Yes, real gayness.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:04 AM (TOk1P)

191 178 I enjoyed Prince's music.

I must admit that what I have just written sounds gay.

I assure you that I will punch you while I listen to "When Doves Cry", if you provoke me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:02 AM (6gk0M)

Don't do that. You might break a nail. Or your wrist.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:05 AM (1SMSr)

192 Posted by: mustbequantum at March 29, 2017 09:59 AM (MIKMs)

Agreed. I think Turner was more about general atmospheric mood and essence. Many of his works discuss the puniness of humanity in the face of Nature, Time, other eternal abstracts. Gericault is trying to make a definite statement here. The hyperrealism, the size, the spilling wave of desperate people all act to condemn political corruption and incompetence. He also liked to paint guillotined heads, so the story may have attracted him anyways.

Posted by: Kris at March 29, 2017 10:05 AM (nwqNw)

193 Any duty-free liquor?

Posted by: BignJames at March 29, 2017 10:05 AM (x9c8r)

194 The animal rights people are not angry that Hillary is wearing leather? My, how odd.

In my mind, it's "fruit leather." AKA Fruit Roll-Ups. (Do they still make that? That stuff was so good when I was a kid.)

Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:05 AM (u0s1P)

195 178 I enjoyed Prince's music.

I must admit that what I have just written sounds gay.

I assure you that I will punch you while I listen to "When Doves Cry", if you provoke me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:02 AM (6gk0M)


Can you play it now, and post something as soon as it starts? I wanna try an experiment.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 10:05 AM (CPk08)

196 193 Any duty-free liquor?
Posted by: BignJames at March 29, 2017 10:05 AM (x9c8r)

Liquor? I just met 'er!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:06 AM (1SMSr)

197 I will confess to not appreciating Prince's music back in the 80s, but grew to do so some years later.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 29, 2017 10:06 AM (tVWQB)

198 >>>>The guy who founded the Weather Channel has always maintained that global warming was a fraud.
.
.
.Yep and the former Director of Greenpeace says the same thing.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 29, 2017 10:06 AM (le7jz)

199 "Don't do that. You might break a nail. Or your wrist."
-Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:05 AM (1SMSr)

C'mere. No, seriously. I want to tell you something.

Just come over here for a second.

C'mere.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:06 AM (6gk0M)

200 "Weather Underground chief meteorologist Dr. Jeff McMaster blogs that
Trump's executive orders threaten to wreck Earth as a liveable planet
for humans

"Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam

Which is kind of odd since his policy might increase our energy use a few percent and the US produces only 4% of worldwide carbon emissions which might increase to 15%. The greenies must think only our share will end the world and the other 85% doesn' t matter. It's almost like they have some other agenda.

Posted by: Ripley at March 29, 2017 10:06 AM (1BQGO)

201 The animal rights people are not angry that Hillary is wearing leather?

The shit of it is, it's almost impossible to find real leather anything anymore. That plastic shit is everywhere. Try to find a men's belt made out of top grain or split grain leather. It's almost a specialty item.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (ty7RM)

202 You know what? I'm keeping this sock because no one noticed my hilarious gag.

Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (u0s1P)

203 You can't rhyme "believe" with "sieve".

Alberta Oil Peon would argue otherwise.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:04 AM (6gk0M)


One of the "joys" of living in a world without rules, you can rhyme words with damn well anything you want.

Open heart surgery rhymes with ocelot.

How? F-you! That's how.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (TOk1P)

204 I'm surprised the fire-marshall let that many people on the raft in the first place.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (tFWWx)

205 183: it was made from that python that ate that dude in indonesia. they even used his boots. always recycle.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (KP5rU)

206
Incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens in Washington dc. Yet to weed out the reason for attack.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (ZFUt7)

207 Yes, real gayness.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:04 AM (TOk1P)


You seem to know a lot about real gayness.

Just saying.

Posted by: blaster at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (HV1LS)

208 Morning Horde.

Like sands through the hourglass...

So, the guy didn't call. And, he hasn't texted. And, he hasn't been online. But, I don't think he's blocked me either.

I'm actually a little worried about him, to the point I went down a massive rabbit hole this morning, trying to track him down, checking arrest databases, etc.

I'm just going to assume the best...by the way, what's the best at this point? Is best that he is fine and just is ignoring me from here on out? Or is it that he was in some crazy medical emergency and is in a coma somewhere?

Anyway, I am just going to move on. Of course, moving on means sending like 50 messages out, and getting maybe 1 halfhearted message back. It's rough.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (smD62)

209 204 I'm surprised the fire-marshall let that many people on the raft in the first place.
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (tFWWx)

Citations were sent to the decedents' families.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (1SMSr)

210 39 Thanks for the prayers and well wishes yesterday, horde. Interview went very well. His main concern is how will I go from managing a 300+ person sales force to managing one with 10 people. I think I alleviated that concern. Next step is meeting with the CTO when he gets back from China.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM


Good Luck Duke.
I just started as head of BizDev for a small firm myself. Its going to be fun.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (0tfLf)

211 "One of the "joys" of living in a world without rules, you can rhyme words with damn well anything you want.

Open heart surgery rhymes with ocelot.

How? F-you! That's how.
"
-Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (TOk1P)

We no longer live in "Obama's America".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (6gk0M)

212 Currently reading "The Dark Side of Camelot" by Seymour Hersh. The big takeaway is that the Kennedy's were basically the Clinton's before the Clinton's.

One interesting tidbit was that when Joe Sr. was ambassador to Britain, a clerk at the embassy got caught bringing classified documents home with him and ending up spending the war years in a prison on the Isle of Wight (literally the real-life equivalent of Azkaban) Yet another example of somebody getting the book thrown at them for what Hillary got away with.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (rX06+)

213 206 Incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens in Washington dc. Yet to weed out the reason for attack.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (ZFUt7)


Careful investigation will usually bear fruit.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 10:09 AM (CPk08)

214 Almost as bad as naming an airport, aircraft carrier or bridge after any member of the Kennedy family, given their tragic history in transportation tragedies.


If you want it to float or survive small arms fire, don't name it after a Kennedy.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 10:09 AM (4Utw1)

215 You can just make out the U-Boat in the background.

Posted by: Strobe at March 29, 2017 10:09 AM (gbWkA)

216 It doesn't have to rhyme.
Call it 'free verse'.

Led Zepplin wrote a song about it. Big hit.

Posted by: Thurston Howard at March 29, 2017 10:09 AM (DPsHK)

217 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:06 AM (6gk0M)

I am suspicious of your true intentions.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (1SMSr)

218 @204 Well he was Franche, so it would be "Feu-Martial."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (H5rtT)

219 the Isle of Wight (literally the real-life equivalent of Azkaban

Are there actual wights (barrow- or otherwise) there? Otherwise it's false advertising and I want my money back.

Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (u0s1P)

220 I'm actually a little worried about him, to the point I went down a
massive rabbit hole this morning, trying to track him down, checking
arrest databases, etc.
==============================


Is there something about him that might lead you to think he could have been arrested?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (lwiT4)

221 I mean, there *are* men on the Isle of Man, right?

Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (u0s1P)

222 I'm kind of waiting for the F-51 McCain fighter jet.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 29, 2017 10:00 AM (eytER)

Never make it to production...all the prototypes will crash

Posted by: A deplorable dude in MI at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (5Uq5D)

223 You know what? I'm keeping this sock because no one noticed my hilarious gag.

Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (u0s1P)



Meh.

Posted by: Comus at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (9q7Dl)

224 Yes, real gayness.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:04 AM (TOk1P)

You seem to know a lot about real gayness.

Just saying.

Posted by: blaster at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (HV1LS)


Yes I do. And??

You'd be surprised how common it is. Common and cheap, and found in settings where people who don't pay attention to how human beings behave would be surprised and likely, frightened.

Like painters. Lots and lots of gay painters.

Here's another secret: Lots and lots of gay actors!

Really.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (TOk1P)

225 Move On, Tickled Pink. Dude doesn't care enough to think about how you might be worried.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (6gk0M)

226 There are bright, happy paintings...

I've seen them.

Posted by: jwest at March 29, 2017 10:11 AM (Zs4uk)

227 come to think of it, naming your ship "Medusa", not a good sign is it

I always wanted to name my boat Mary Celeste.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:11 AM (X6fMO)

228 >>"Weather Underground chief meteorologist Dr. Jeff McMaster blogs that

Trump's executive orders threaten to wreck Earth as a liveable planet

for humans



And here I thought my lightbulb selection was the difference between an inhabitable planet and Climate Change-a-geddon!
Or was it Bush not signing the Kyoto Protocol that set us down that path.
Or maybe it was....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 29, 2017 10:11 AM (NOIQH)

229 213 206 Incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens in Washington dc. Yet to weed out the reason for attack.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (ZFUt7)

Careful investigation will usually bear fruit.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 10:09 AM (CPk0

They're turning it over to their branch office.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:12 AM (1SMSr)

230 It's Aguirre-The Wrath of God

Minus the monkeys.

Posted by: Hillary! (hic) at March 29, 2017 10:12 AM (ul9CR)

231 "I am suspicious of your true intentions."
-Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (1SMSr)

If you are online? You are correct.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:12 AM (6gk0M)

232 213 206 Incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens in Washington dc. Yet to weed out the reason for attack.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (ZFUt7)

Careful investigation will usually bear fruit.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 10:09 AM


Investigators will not let the moss grow under their feet on this one.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 10:12 AM (0tfLf)

233 i missed everything about the saga of who you were stalking, TP, but yeah, move on before the nastiness of the restraining orders, inquiries, and such.

Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:12 AM (zSVEm)

234 alt title: The Democratic Party, 2017

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 29, 2017 10:13 AM (4C8M6)

235 221 I mean, there *are* men on the Isle of Man, right?
Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (u0s1P)

Is that like Whore Island for the 'ettes?

Posted by: josephistan at March 29, 2017 10:13 AM (7HtZB)

236 Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (u0s1P)
=====

Yeah, like anyone liked my Merkel/Pasiphae either.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 29, 2017 10:14 AM (MIKMs)

237 @229 You know those damn cherry trees just blossomed, right?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 10:14 AM (H5rtT)

238 come to think of it, naming your ship "Medusa", not a good sign is it



I always wanted to name my boat Mary Celeste.

=====

Flying Dutchman would be MY choice

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:14 AM (c6/9Q)

239 >>Incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens in Washington dc. Yet to weed out the reason for attack.


Still looking for the root cause?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 29, 2017 10:14 AM (NOIQH)

240 It must be fantastic to see this work in person. For all the desperate crowding, each figure is distinct and shows a different physical condition or attitude. (Is the older gray haired figure contemplating the death of the youngster beside him? Perhaps his son?) The foreground figures are pale and smooth and helpless contrasting with the dark water, stormy sky, and roughness of the planks. The realism of the raft and nature reinforces the power and threat to the figures: there is nothing abstract about the helplessness of these pale, puny figures against these forces. The emotional impact must have been huge, especially as the story behind the painting was well know to the public.

Much of Théodore Gericault's works were individual figures, making it easy for the viewer to focus on the theme and observe the techniques. This one must have come as an overwhelming experience.

Posted by: JTB at March 29, 2017 10:14 AM (V+03K)

241 I'm actually a little worried about him, to the point I went down a massive rabbit hole this morning, trying to track him down, checking arrest databases, etc.

Dude pulled the fake kidnapping job on you !!!

We tried to get you to pull the trigger first ... but you didn't listen.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:14 AM (tFWWx)

242 232 213 206 Incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens in Washington dc. Yet to weed out the reason for attack.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (ZFUt7)

Careful investigation will usually bear fruit.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 10:09 AM

Investigators will not let the moss grow under their feet on this one.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 10:12 AM (0tfLf)

They're just gonna frame some poor sap.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (1SMSr)

243 I'm just going to assume the best...by the way, what's the best at this point? Is best that he is fine and just is ignoring me from here on out? Or is it that he was in some crazy medical emergency and is in a coma somewhere?

Anyway, I am just going to move on. Of course, moving on means sending like 50 messages out, and getting maybe 1 halfhearted message back. It's rough.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (smD62)

If something bad happened to him, you can't do anything about it anyway, so there's no good worrying yourself. I don't think that's what happened anyway. If he doesn't want to talk to you, then you weren't going to work out in the end.

Also, I feel like you're doing something wrong with online dating if you're sending 50 messages and only getting one reply. That's a problem that guys have, but every girl I've talked to that has done it has had the opposite issue. Unless you've got something intentional on your profile to act as a filter (i.e. you explicitly say that you're only looking for christian or conservative guys or whatever, which is valid), you might want to look at adding and/or changing up the info you're putting on your profile.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (KUaJL)

244 >>>Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (u0s1P)

Posted by: Comus at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (9q7Dl)

I'm not getting this.

Posted by: m at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (Gqgs8)

245 I didn't do anything. Just standing here and that car crashed right into the cop car and then the driver jumped out and started running and the cops jumped out and started shooting and it was chaos man! News reporters everywhere. It was just like in the movies. People were in fear for their lives, running and screaming. It was panic.

Posted by: Hapless Bystander at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (DPsHK)

246 So a driver tried to run over Capital Police Officers....

9th Circuit Judge to ban all cars

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (KlI/a)

247 @220

No, but there isn't anything about him that would lead me to believe he would just drop off the face of the Earth either. But, it must be one or the other.

I just wanted to rule it out.

@225

Will do/have done. Like I said....you could spend 3 hours messaging people and getting no responses. It's not fun.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (smD62)

248 So now EVERYbody is a poetry critic.

Harumph!

**stomps off in a huff**


I'll be in my trailer*





(* - tiny home)

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (wPiJc)

249 I'm just going to assume the best...by the way, what's the best at this point?
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (smD62)


That you found out EARLY that he doesn't give a shit. Trust me on this: it's REALLY good news, and you should feel glad. You dodged a bullet. You avoided a trap. You should feel really good about this.

Good luck. Anyone can use it, so don't feel bad.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (CPk08)

250 Andrea Doria is a good boat name. Sounds all arty and upper crust.

Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (zSVEm)

251 lovely.

here is another , not a painting exactly, but almost --> http://tinyurl.com/lc55c7h


Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 09:58 AM (c6/9Q)


There's a special anal wart from Satan's Barbed Cock waiting for you, you know.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (X6fMO)

252 >>Incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens in Washington dc. Yet to weed out the reason for attack.


Glad they nipped it in the bud. Could have blossomed into a serious attack!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (NOIQH)

253 This Capital Hill incident has a thousand first responders standing around trying to look important. Security is paramount to protect our betters.

Posted by: Knut Haugland at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (ymRuQ)

254 This is an amazing picture. I would want to be nowhere near this scene.

Posted by: bluebell at March 29, 2017 10:16 AM (sBOL1)

255 One of the "joys" of living in a world without rules, you can rhyme words with damn well anything you want.



Another one is making a list of people that need to go bye-bye, and then making them.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 10:16 AM (4Utw1)

256 Of course it was a women driver

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 10:16 AM (KlI/a)

257 >>>"Weather Underground chief meteorologist Dr. Jeff McMaster blogs that
Trump's executive orders threaten to wreck Earth as a liveable planet for humans

Is that good or bad? I can never keep track...

Posted by: Max Power at March 29, 2017 10:16 AM (QCc6B)

258 238 come to think of it, naming your ship "Medusa", not a good sign is it



I always wanted to name my boat Mary Celeste.

=====

Flying Dutchman would be MY choice
Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:14 AM (c6/9Q)

I never gave this much thought. Zero Fox Given, maybe.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:16 AM (1SMSr)

259 Venus...they used incandescent lightbulbs and see where it got them?

Posted by: Strobe at March 29, 2017 10:17 AM (gbWkA)

260 Anyway, I am just going to move on.


Good for you Pink.. There's still a few good guys out here.

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 10:17 AM (hUtue)

261 The press needs to find out if the driver was Russian and how they are tied to Trump.

Posted by: jwest at March 29, 2017 10:17 AM (Zs4uk)

262 I'll be in my trailer*

(* - tiny home)
Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (wPiJc)

---------

*"libary"

Posted by: bluebell at March 29, 2017 10:17 AM (sBOL1)

263 ... online dating if you're sending 50 messages and only getting one reply. you might want to look at adding and/or changing up the info you're putting on your profile.
----------------------------------------
Change to use someone else's photo!

Posted by: G at March 29, 2017 10:17 AM (SsblQ)

264 They're just gonna frame some poor sap.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:15 AM (1SMSr)


Ye. They'll shoot him ad claim self defense. No one will ever get to the root of the matter.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 29, 2017 10:18 AM (CPk08)

265 My wife took our 2 younger daughters to Chicago Art Institute yesterday. She bought a season pass, and wants me to go with next time. I sure don't get art, but I'll go along to get along.

Posted by: Chris M at March 29, 2017 10:18 AM (eAZVt)

266 Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (smD62)

**hugs**

I'm so sorry.

**pushes bottle of Veuve Cliquot and box of Belgian chocolate through USB port**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:18 AM (X6fMO)

267 No, but there isn't anything about him that would lead me to believe he would just drop off the face of the Earth either. But, it must be one or the other.

Dude could be a spy. Come 'on ... give the guy a little benefit of the doubt.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:18 AM (tFWWx)

268 244 >>>Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (u0s1P)

Posted by: Comus at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (9q7Dl)

I'm not getting this.


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE COMUS WAS A MINOR GREEK GOD AND HE WAS NONPLUSSED BY A GORGON-BRADY BUNCH MASHUP JOKE.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 29, 2017 10:18 AM (u0s1P)

269 My wife took our 2 younger daughters to Chicago Art Institute yesterday. She bought a season pass, and wants me to go with next time. I sure don't get art, but I'll go along to get along.

Posted by: Chris M at March 29, 2017 10:18 AM (eAZVt)

They sell hot dogs and beer there?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 10:19 AM (KlI/a)

270 Whatever happened to MUMR, by the by?

Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:19 AM (zSVEm)

271
222 I'm kind of waiting for the F-51 McCain fighter jet.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 29, 2017 10:00 AM (eytER)

Never make it to production...all the prototypes will crash

Posted by: A deplorable dude in MI at March 29, 2017 10:10 AM (5Uq5D)







That's a contemptible lie. At least one of the prototypes will get shot in the ass and explode on the ground through no fault of it's own.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 29, 2017 10:19 AM (XWkhW)

272 "criminal in nature with not nexus to terrorism"?

In front of the White House or Capital? "Criminal in nature"? What does that mean?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 29, 2017 10:20 AM (KlI/a)

273 Call it 'free verse'.

Led Zepplin wrote a song about it. Big hit.

Posted by: Thurston Howard at March 29, 2017 10:09 AM (DPsHK)

Zep did "Free Bird"? Didn't know that.

Posted by: BignJames at March 29, 2017 10:21 AM (x9c8r)

274 Let it go, Tickled Pink. Trust me. You're better-off.

Sincerely,

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:21 AM (6gk0M)

275 267 No, but there isn't anything about him that would lead me to believe he would just drop off the face of the Earth either. But, it must be one or the other.

Dude could be a spy. Come 'on ... give the guy a little benefit of the doubt.
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:18 AM (tFWWx)

He's a Russkie!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:21 AM (1SMSr)

276 Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 29, 2017 10:18 AM (u0s1P)

Thanks, Ben. You the man.

Posted by: m at March 29, 2017 10:21 AM (Gqgs8)

277 Interesting link on Drudge: Man mauled to death by dog during interview with BBC...

So...
Reporter: Why are you doing this?

Dog: woof...woof...woof woof...grrrr...

Can you share how you felt when you learned Trump had won?

Dog: Woof...Woof...Grrrr...WHOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Reporter: Back to you in the studio!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 10:21 AM (0tfLf)

278 270 Whatever happened to MUMR, by the by?


That dark, sticky stain in the barrel-that's MUMR.

Got to scrape that outta there one of these days.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at March 29, 2017 10:21 AM (ul9CR)

279 206
Incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens in Washington dc. Yet to weed out the reason for attack.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (ZFUt7)

They just need to Roundup the usual suspects.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (3JQ/p)

280 I never gave this much thought. Zero Fox Given, maybe.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:16 AM (1SMSr)

better than sin valor, no ?

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (c6/9Q)

281 Wait, the "gay" in the new B&B flick is Gaston's little #2 buddy? Wasn't he gay in the animated?

I remember when fops were comic relief - funny not for their sexuality but for their very foppishness. Paul Lynde. Same for transsies. See: Uncle Milty.

Used to be ha ha it's funny because he's so effeminate. Now they try to make that heroic or important.

And, yeah, even in the animated, in the end, I thought Belle should have taken one look at the saved-transformed beast and said, uh, can you change back, else I gotta go...

Posted by: mindful webworker - tale as old as time at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (+ZSW1)

282 Well peeps post work drinks done, now off to bed. Play nice, and you fellow Tejans watch out for those tornado thingys.

Later.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (Jcg9Q)

283 Whatever happened to MUMR, by the by?

Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:19 AM (zSVEm)
=================================

Arrested. Banned. Fell off the face of the Earth. Joined the military. Involuntarily committed. Can't remember which.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (lwiT4)

284 "Criminal in nature"? What does that mean?
--------------------
Illegal or undocumented

Posted by: Undocumented at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (SsblQ)

285 The story of the Medusa is haunting. The raft was cut loose at sea from the French ship and they knew they would probably all die. Unlike British sailors and passengers who had faced similarly dire circumstances, the French crew and passengers on the raft went cannibal in a matter of hours.

Posted by: Dang at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (8b+oT)

286 "Whatever happened to MUMR, by the by?"
-Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:19 AM (zSVEm)

He went nuts, got banned and spammed the 5:00 pm threads for nearly a year.

He hasn't been around in nearly a year.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (6gk0M)

287 274 Let it go, Tickled Pink. Trust me. You're better-off.

Sincerely,

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel.


She's dating a friggin' International Spy ... and you tell her to let it go ?!?! What kind of half-assed advice is that ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (tFWWx)

288
I saw No Nexus to Terror open for Violent Femmes.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (ZFUt7)

289 280 I never gave this much thought. Zero Fox Given, maybe.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:16 AM (1SMSr)

better than sin valor, no ?
Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (c6/9Q)

For a boat, sure.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (1SMSr)

290 Hi grammie. See you are still ticking, good to know.

Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (zSVEm)

291 Comus was also a really weird English acid folk band of the early 70s.

And I mean really weird. Their one classic album, First Utterance, is, well, it's something all right.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (ul9CR)

292 After paying bills this morning, I've determined that I'll need some sort of high-pressure hydraulic device to squeeze one more sheet of paper in the drawer.

Or...

I could go and get some cardboard banker's boxes and clean out the old shit.

The allure of the mechanical press is strong...

Posted by: jwest at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (Zs4uk)

293 287 274 Let it go, Tickled Pink. Trust me. You're better-off.

Sincerely,

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel.

She's dating a friggin' International Spy ... and you tell her to let it go ?!?! What kind of half-assed advice is that ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (tFWWx)

Could be a honey trap.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:24 AM (1SMSr)

294 Well, I had to go because you were gonna find out sooner or later...

I'm Batman.

Posted by: Tickled Pink's man of mystery at March 29, 2017 10:24 AM (hUtue)

295 I always wanted to name my boat Mary Celeste.

=====

Flying Dutchman would be MY choice
Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:14 AM (c6/9Q)

I never gave this much thought. Zero Fox Given, maybe.
Posted by: Insomniac



Zero Fuchs Given.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 10:24 AM (4Utw1)

296 And the painter brought cadaver parts to his studio while working on the painting. You know, to keep the creep factor going strong.

Posted by: Dang at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (8b+oT)

297 Unlike British sailors and passengers who had faced similarly dire circumstances, the French crew and passengers on the raft went cannibal in a matter of hours.


Posted by: Dang at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (8b+oT)
---------------------------------
French passion versus Anglo-Saxon reserve.

If cannibalism is inevitable, go gourmet

Posted by: Undocumented at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (SsblQ)

298 Posted by: mindful webworker - tale as old as time at March 29, 2017 10:22 AM (+ZSW1)


Yep. And I'd heard that as well. Didn't bother doing my own research, so this seems like a nothingburger.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (KUaJL)

299 @243

No, I don't have anything specified on my profile on musts or must nots or anything like that. I am sure I come across as a wholesome goody-two-shoes, mostly because I am.

I'll be honest, I don't look like a model. Now, I'm not ugly by any stretch of the imagination. I'm quite pretty. I'm just not thin. It can be hard to overcome that on the online dating scene.

It's funny though, because my friends tell me to try online dating, and then online it feels like the only way I will ever meet someone is in real life. So, I dunno what I'll do.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (smD62)

300 Posted by: Lash LaRue at March 29, 2017 09:52 AM

You just couldn't keep your spurs from jingling and jangling, could you?

Posted by: Winston Wolf at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (p+Wdc)

301 >>He went nuts, got banned and spammed the 5:00 pm threads for nearly a year.
He hasn't been around in nearly a year.


And then another banned person took on the MUMR nic to harass the blog.

Let's hope we haven't cnjured up a return like Bettljuice - don;t say the nic three times, y'all!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

302 Thanks for the MUMR updates, it's like he disappeared. An unsolved mystery, Hmm.

Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (zSVEm)

303 So I referenced this painting in rhyme
As a metaphor, nothing sublime
Now the very next day
It's the feature in play!
I should try for a Kinkade next time...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, turkey ain't all that's stuffed at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (V1M8q)

304 The Bookbub selection today is "Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger". I only mention it because the author gives a lot of detail about the techniques he used to mimic great artists style and how he aged them. The reviews criticize the poor writing but everyone liked the technical information.

Just FYI.

Posted by: JTB at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (V+03K)

305 Unlike British sailors and passengers who had faced similarly dire circumstances, the French crew and passengers on the raft went cannibal in a matter of hours.

There was a Conan O'Brien bit once where he flashbacked to an interview he (supposedly- as I said, it was a bit) did with the survivor of a plane crash or something, and they had resorted to cannibalism. When asked how long before they were rescued, the guy said IIRC, "Three, maybe four hours."

It was funny. Maybe it's on YouTube.

Posted by: Stheno Brady at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (u0s1P)

306 "She's dating a friggin' International Spy ... and you tell her to let it go ?!?! What kind of half-assed advice is that ?"
-Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (tFWWx)

It is high-quality advice. I'll say it again, should I be prodded.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (6gk0M)

307 ...ending up spending the war years in a prison on the Isle of Wight...


*******


There's a Moral Here Somewhere- a limerick

The English Channel on a dark and stormy night
Two Chinese gents din't see the signal light
They crashed upon the highlands
Of a well-known British island
As they say, you know, two Wongs don't make a Wight

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (wPiJc)

308 Hi grammie. See you are still ticking, good to know.

Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (zSVEm)
=========================

Thanks kraken. Somedays I tick. Other days I tock. Today's a tock day.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (lwiT4)

309 Weather Underground chief meteorologist Dr. Jeff McMaster blogs that
Trump's executive orders threaten to wreck Earth as a liveble planet
for humans.
=========
Which ones?

The ones that live in the Arctic, where summer highs are in the 50s and winter highs are in the -20s?

Or the ones that live in the Sahara, where summer highs are in the 120s and winter highs are in the 90s?

Or are you talking about the ones that live in the jungles?

Or the ones in the deserts that have adapted to drinking arsenic water?

Or the ones that live entirely on the water, in boats and houses on stilts?

Which of these 6 billion humans--who live in every possible climate on Earth, from the driest, to the wettest, to the coldest, to the hottest--are not going to adapt to any new climate?

In other words: Shut the fuck up, you stupid, lying bastard.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 29, 2017 10:26 AM (ZQpd0)

310 why would someone want to run people over with a car ? has this happened before ?

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:26 AM (c6/9Q)

311 Zep did "Free Bird"? Didn't know that.

Posted by: BignJames at March 29, 2017 10:21

Nah, Lynard Skynard did Free Bird.

Zepplin did Free Verse. it was a parody. They did it live at ... Hackensack. Maybe it was Hoboken. I'm not really sure, I was pretty stoned that decade.

Posted by: Hapless Bystander at March 29, 2017 10:26 AM (DPsHK)

312 Could be a honey trap.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:24 AM (1SMSr)


One of the 'Ettes yesterday said she baited hers with food. Which would be a deal-breaker for me. That's gross.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:27 AM (tFWWx)

313 51 Well, it's no Kinkaid.
Posted by: General Zod at March 29, 2017 09:37 AM (Bdeb0)

*
*
"Kink-Aid"? Is that some celebrity musical benefit for people who like their sex a little off the beaten path, perhaps?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 29, 2017 10:27 AM (iGlLT)

314 293 287 274 Let it go, Tickled Pink. Trust me. You're better-off.

Sincerely,

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel.

She's dating a friggin' International Spy ... and you tell her to let it go ?!?! What kind of half-assed advice is that ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (tFWWx)

Could be a honey trap.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:24 AM


True story. Quite by accident, I actually broke a honey trap event back in the 80's. Poor girl was totally clueless.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 10:27 AM (0tfLf)

315 "Interesting link on Drudge: Man mauled to death by dog during interview with BBC..."

In that article, it says the dog is in "secure kennels". What, did they chop it in half or something?

Posted by: Chris M at March 29, 2017 10:27 AM (eAZVt)

316 310 why would someone want to run people over with a car ?

I can think of a few reasons.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:27 AM (1SMSr)

317 i thought Bill Wynn is MUMR

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:27 AM (c6/9Q)

318 The two happiest days in any boat owner's life: the day he buys it, and the day it sinks and he and the other survivors end up on a raft resorting to cannibalism.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 29, 2017 10:27 AM (8nWyX)

319 Pretty sure a Comus is a camouflaged camisole. I don't have the Google, someone else needs to look it up.

Posted by: Dang at March 29, 2017 10:27 AM (8b+oT)

320 I always wanted to name my boat Mary Celeste.
=====
Flying Dutchman would be MY choice
Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:14 AM
~~~~~
I don't want a boat but I would name it Irish Wake. Did have a camper that we dubbed the Paddy Wagon.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 29, 2017 10:28 AM (HiDrR)

321 These DC cops have some handsome looking crime scene tape. About 5 miles of it.

Posted by: Knut Haugland at March 29, 2017 10:28 AM (ymRuQ)

322 Sorry to hear that, TP. Internet dating can be tricky. I found the 2nd Duchess on eharmony when I was a widower with five kids. If there was a match for me, there's a match for anyone. I found Match dot com to be useless, but YMMV.

If you're rural,

You don't have to be lonely,
At Farmers only dot com.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 10:28 AM (kTF2Z)

323 I speak mainly from a Horny Guy perspective.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:28 AM (6gk0M)

324 >>why would someone want to run people over with a car ?


Dunno, let's ask the bloke who did it on the Westminster bridge last week. Or the guy who did it in Nice. Or the Berlin Christmas fair. Or...

Posted by: Lizzy at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (NOIQH)

325 15 Ummm... where's Medusa?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 29, 2017 09:28 AM (W8bn5)



Hello, boys!

Posted by: Maxine Waters at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (CE3NN)

326 If I bought a boat, I'd name it Serenity, but then probably have financial troubles and have to sell it after a season.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (KUaJL)

327 Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:07 AM (TOk1P)

We no longer live in "Obama's America".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (6gk0M)


It will always be Obama's America.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (TOk1P)

328 >>309
Weather Underground chief meteorologist Dr. Jeff McMaster blogs that
Trump's executive orders threaten to wreck Earth as a liveble planet

for humans. Which ones?

The inferior ones. This is acceptable.

Posted by: General Zod at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (Bdeb0)

329 Nice painting. Looks like it captures the behind the scenes at the DNC right after trump won.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (aMlLZ)

330 291 Comus was also a really weird English acid folk band of the early 70s.

And I mean really weird. Their one classic album, First Utterance, is, well, it's something all right.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (ul9CR)

Holy crap. I'd forgotten about them. I remember "Diana" vaguely. Bizarre and wonderful. Violins, mongolian throat-singing, and bongos. Or something.

Really captivating in its own way.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (/f1mm)

331 Solid Gold Muldoon...solid gold!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (0tfLf)

332 306 "She's dating a friggin' International Spy ... and you tell her to let it go ?!?! What kind of half-assed advice is that ?"
-Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:23 AM (tFWWx)

It is high-quality advice. I'll say it again, should I be prodded.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM (6gk0M)


I just think ... if one is dating an International Spy ... certain allowances should be made.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:30 AM (tFWWx)

333 "It will always be Obama's America."
-Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (TOk1P)

*Summons the spirit of Irongrampa*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:30 AM (6gk0M)

334 The driver in that Washington DC thing is a black woman?

Posted by: jwest at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (Zs4uk)

335 A good friend named his boat after his ex.
The Heidi-Ho

Posted by: Knut Haugland at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (ymRuQ)

336
Holy crap. I'd forgotten about them. I
remember "Diana" vaguely. Bizarre and wonderful. Violins, mongolian
throat-singing, and bongos. Or something.



Really captivating in its own way.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (/f1mm)
==========================

Never heard that. Off to the You Tubes I go ....

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (lwiT4)

337 I don't want a boat but I would name it Irish Wake. Did have a camper that we dubbed the Paddy Wagon.





Posted by: IrishEi at March 29, 2017 10:28 AM (HiDrR)

lol !

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (c6/9Q)

338 "Understanding the Nunes Paradox..." http://tinyurl.com/l9rlzye

Understanding being a three edged sword, Dem side, GOPe side, and the truth.

Posted by: geoffb5 at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (d3wbb)

339 IPspouse was the "invited at the last minute third wheel" of a non-romantic, non-date with another mutual classmate for her birthday.

She very nearly didn't show up.


Fate, when it hits you, is incredibly unbelievable.

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (hUtue)

340 It is so nice to wake up each morning and not have to ask myself what fresh Hell awaits today.

So glad I am not a progressive libtarded idiot.

Posted by: ALH at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (uLuPn)

341 The Bookbub selection today is "Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger". I only mention it because the author gives a lot of detail about the techniques he used to mimic great artists style and how he aged them. The reviews criticize the poor writing but everyone liked the technical information.

Just FYI.
------------

JTB, that makes me think of the Audrey Hepburn/Peter O'Toole movie, How to Steal a Million. Fun movie.

Posted by: bluebell at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (sBOL1)

342 Aw, hell, one more PP video. Guess this will be back in the news now that CA is prosecuting the video guy. Horrific!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 29, 2017 10:32 AM (NOIQH)

343 Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2017 10:33 AM (/tuJf)

344 Thanks for the MUMR updates, it's like he disappeared. An unsolved mystery, Hmm.

It occurs to me that I haven't seen Uncle Palpatine posting lately, either.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:33 AM (X6fMO)

345 depicts a moment from the aftermath of the wreck of the French naval frigate Méduse, which ran aground off the coast of today's Mauritania on 2 July 1816. On 5 July 1816, at least 147 people were set adrift on a hurriedly constructed raft; all but 15 died in the 13 days before their rescue, and those who survived endured starvation and dehydration and practised cannibalism. The event became an international scandal, in part because its cause was widely attributed to the incompetence of the French captain.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 10:33 AM (Nwg0u)

346 @322

Thanks for the encouragement, and congrats on your success.

I'd like to believe there's someone out there for everybody, but...some people die alone. That's just how it is. I hope that's not my fate but...it sure feels like it.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:33 AM (smD62)

347 There was a Conan O'Brien bit once where he
flashbacked to an interview he (supposedly- as I said, it was a bit) did
with the survivor of a plane crash or something, and they had resorted
to cannibalism. When asked how long before they were rescued, the guy
said IIRC, "Three, maybe four hours."



It was funny. Maybe it's on YouTube.

Posted by: Stheno Brady
-----
There was a movie like Airplane called The Big Bus that was pretty funny. There was a story told of a bus driver who had wrecked his bus in the mountains and had to resort to cannibalising his passengers. He was defending himself and someone yells at him, "You gained 20 pounds!" Pretty damn funny.

Posted by: Dang at March 29, 2017 10:33 AM (8b+oT)

348 Never heard that. Off to the You Tubes I go ....

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (lwiT4)

Diana = Hunting goddess. The song makes a bit more sense when you keep that in your head.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 10:34 AM (/f1mm)

349 Wait...wait. You mean if someone makes a covert recording of a possible crime then you have violated their right to privacy?

What a country!

Posted by: Smiroff Yackup at March 29, 2017 10:34 AM (DPsHK)

350 "It occurs to me that I haven't seen Uncle Palpatine posting lately, either."
-Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:33 AM (X6fMO)

*HAH!*

Uncle Palpatine made you think of MUMR?

...or the other way around?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:35 AM (6gk0M)

351 I speak mainly from a Horny Guy perspective.

Why do you think I post Ziegfeld Girl pictures?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:35 AM (X6fMO)

352
Just Another Happy Excursion in the Trump Holiday Camps

-- as rendered in the fevered imagination of Sally Kohn

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 29, 2017 10:36 AM (v1g1+)

353 JTB, that makes me think of the Audrey Hepburn/Peter O'Toole movie, How to Steal a Million. Fun movie.

Posted by: bluebell at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (sBOL1)


It made me think about a movie with Jason Patrick and Rod Steiger - Patrick being a great artist who ended up being a master forger and the movie is about how he creates an "original" forged Rembrandt. Also a good movie. I can't remember the name, though.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 29, 2017 10:36 AM (zc3Db)

354 Wait...wait. You mean if someone makes a covert recording of a possible crime then you have violated their right to privacy?



What a country!

Posted by: Smiroff Yackup
-----
They are journalists.

Republican AGs across the country should start prosecuting news sting operations.

What a load of crap.

Posted by: Dang at March 29, 2017 10:36 AM (8b+oT)

355 If I bought a boat, I'd name it Serenity, but then probably have financial troubles and have to sell it after a season.



ISWYDT

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 10:36 AM (4Utw1)

356 "Why do you think I post Ziegfeld Girl pictures?"
-Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:35 AM (X6fMO)

Because you're lonely and masturbate a lot?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:37 AM (6gk0M)

357
It may all have just been an error
The police attempt to ensnare her
But I have suspicion
And quite the tradition
Of 'First!' to call act of terror

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 10:37 AM (ZFUt7)

358 I'm just spitballin', here.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:37 AM (6gk0M)

359 Anyway, I am just going to move on. Of course, moving on means sending like 50 messages out, and getting maybe 1 halfhearted message back. It's rough.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (smD62)


Is this a dating situation? (Sorry, I haven't seen the pre-comments).

Two possibilities: 1. Yeah, he's not "into" you, and therefore aloof means uninterested, so definitely move on. 2. He fancies himself a lady's man, and thinks his aloofness makes him more mysterious, and therefore more interesting to you.

Either way, behaving like a jackhole is no way to start a relationship. Whatever it is he wants from you, he isn't giving any indication he's willing to give nearly enough back.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:37 AM (TOk1P)

360 Because you're lonely and masturbate a lot?
____________


well, that escalated quickly.

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 10:38 AM (hUtue)

361 Someone was dating Benjamin Bathurst?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 29, 2017 10:38 AM (0hI48)

362
I wanted to name our boat Byte Mie but Mrs. Krebs was having none of that!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 29, 2017 10:38 AM (v1g1+)

363 Because you're lonely and masturbate a lot?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:37 AM (6gk0M)


You are correct, sir!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:38 AM (X6fMO)

364 Anyone know how the job interview went with RedMindBlueState yesterday?

Posted by: jwest at March 29, 2017 10:39 AM (Zs4uk)

365 356 "Why do you think I post Ziegfeld Girl pictures?"
-Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:35 AM (X6fMO)

Because you're lonely and masturbate a lot?
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:37 AM (6gk0M)


MP4 ... meet Tickled Pink.

Problem solved. I am SO good at this.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:39 AM (tFWWx)

366 YAY! Me, too!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:39 AM (6gk0M)

367 If I bought a boat, I'd name it Serenity, but then probably have financial troubles and have to sell it after a season.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (KUaJL)


There was a 30-footish sloop on yachtworld or a similar site a few years ago named Serenity. Same typeface and all. Did not come with Jewel Staite; not interested.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 29, 2017 10:39 AM (8nWyX)

368 "Why do you think I post Ziegfeld Girl pictures?"



I always thought that you were trying to make people aware of the terrible plight of young, star struck female actresses, desperate to make it big in Hollywood would resort to selling themselves to big money Hollywood producers, and that this shameful practice has been going on for a very long time.

Was I wrong to think that?

Posted by: Smiroff Yackup at March 29, 2017 10:39 AM (DPsHK)

369 If I bought a boat, I'd name it Serenity, but then probably have financial troubles and have to sell it after a season.

You dance with what brung you.

James Arness and Buddy Ebsen were both big ocean-racing sailors.

Arness' boat was the Seasmoke IIRC.

Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 10:39 AM (TppKb)

370 If I bought a boat, I'd name it Serenity, but then probably have financial troubles and have to sell it after a season.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 29, 2017 10:29 AM (KUaJL)


Yeah, but for years everyone would keep telling you how wonderful it was.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:40 AM (TOk1P)

371 Palpatine was here, in this thread:

Palestinian Terrorist and "Feminist" Stripped of US Citizenship, Ejected From Country

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 27, 2017 02:23 PM (51g5i)

Posted by: m at March 29, 2017 10:40 AM (Gqgs8)

372 boat naming - has to be a female name - for good luck i think that's the lore

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:40 AM (c6/9Q)

373 Because you're lonely and masturbate a lot?
____________


well, that escalated quickly.


Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 10:38 AM (hUtue)


And just as quickly went limp and fell asleep.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:41 AM (TOk1P)

374 I'd name mine Serenity, hire a mechanic, hire a second mechanic, and then call it a day.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 10:42 AM (/f1mm)

375 boat naming - has to be a female name - for good luck i think that's the lore
Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:40 AM (c6/9Q)

======

One of the bigger cruisers at my Marina..... "Knot Hers".

Posted by: Flyboy at March 29, 2017 10:42 AM (YJE8J)

376 "And just as quickly went limp and fell asleep."
-Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:41 AM (TOk1P)

That's called "Nature".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:42 AM (6gk0M)

377 boat naming - has to be a female name - for good luck i think that's the lore



Does "The Drunken Whore" count?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM (4Utw1)

378 Are marinas filling up with hipsters living in tiny boats?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM (wPiJc)

379 Palpatine was here, in this thread:

Oh, good, I thought he'd gone missing. I enjoy his posts.

And since it's about elevenses, I'm off for tea. BBL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM (X6fMO)

380 I suppose the MSM will have to break away for a minute on the Russian stories to cover any thing happening around the capitol building...I doubt the daily WH press briefing will change, Russia/Putin all the time.

Posted by: Colin at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM (odQZE)

381 Don't name the boat the Sandra Fluke because it will let everyone climb on board.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM (eytER)

382 It started as a three hour tour.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM (ZO497)

383 boat naming - has to be a female name - for good luck i think that's the lore
Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:40 AM (c6/9Q)


I'm not big on nautical lore, but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to expose your boat to direct sunlight, get it wet, or feed it after midnight.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 29, 2017 10:44 AM (8nWyX)

384 There was a 30-footish sloop on yachtworld or a similar site a few years ago named Serenity. Same typeface and all. Did not come with Jewel Staite; not interested.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 29, 2017 10:39 AM (8nWyX)

She's also going to be at a local comic con next week, along with Marina Sirtis. Worth the price of admission just to enjoy the view.

Posted by: josephistan at March 29, 2017 10:44 AM (7HtZB)

385 381 Don't name the boat the Sandra Fluke because it will let everyone climb on board.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM (eytER)

Goes down quickly, too.

Posted by: josephistan at March 29, 2017 10:44 AM (7HtZB)

386 It started as a three hour tour.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
---

Heh. Thurston Howard was way ahead of me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 10:44 AM (ZO497)

387 A good boat name .. " My Sharona".

Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:45 AM (zSVEm)

388 Wait...wait. You mean if someone makes a covert recording of a possible crime then you have violated their right to privacy?

What a country!

-
The mafia doesn't want everybody all up in their business.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 10:45 AM (Nwg0u)

389 Thurston Howell.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:45 AM (6gk0M)

390 Don't name the boat the Sandra Fluke because it will let everyone climb on board.


*******


And it'll go down the first time you take it out.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:45 AM (wPiJc)

391 I'd name mine Serenity, hire a mechanic, hire a second mechanic, and then call it a day.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 10:42 AM (/f1mm)


No room for a super hot prostitute with her own side business to help you stay afloat?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:45 AM (TOk1P)

392 Incognito was the name of that Rembrandt forgery movie. Highly recommended.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 29, 2017 10:46 AM (zc3Db)

393 Also don't name your floating money pit after Flo from Progressive.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2017 10:46 AM (V/rjX)

394 Is this the latest CNN/MSNBC depiction of their predicted results of Trump obliterating Obama's signature legacy on Climate Change?

Posted by: ALH at March 29, 2017 10:46 AM (uLuPn)

395 ...not "Howard".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:46 AM (6gk0M)

396
BREAKING:

SHOTS FIRED AT CAPITOL HILL, FEMALE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.

In sidebar.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 29, 2017 10:46 AM (mbhDw)

397 Don't name the boat the Sandra Fluke because it will let everyone climb on board.

And when it gets holed below the waterline you might as well call it the Szent Istvan for all the se(a)men that run out.

Pro tip: Google it if you don't get the joke.

Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 10:46 AM (TppKb)

398 377 boat naming - has to be a female name - for good luck i think that's the lore
Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM


Hmmmm ... could be.

Posted by: Edmund Fitzgerald at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (tbwWl)

399 Fist bump josephistan. This much =><=

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (wPiJc)

400 Surveilling Trump: perfectly OK

Surveilling Baby Auschwitz: Felony!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (Nwg0u)

401 Don't name the boat the Sandra Fluke because it will let everyone climb on board.


*******


And it'll go down the first time you take it out.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:45 AM (wPiJc)


IT'S FUNNY CUZ GOING DOWN CAN MEAN THE BOAT SINKING OR HER USING HER MOUTH ON THE PENNIS.

Posted by: Ben Rothlessburger at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (TOk1P)

402 378 Are marinas filling up with hipsters living in tiny boats?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM (wPiJc)



Pup tent on a pontoon.

Posted by: Maxine Waters at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (CE3NN)

403 I'd love to live on a boat. Completely serious.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (tFWWx)

404 Was the shooters name, Maxine, by any chance?

Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (zSVEm)

405 The lost dingy "Run Silent-Run Deep" may or may not sit on the bottom of Lake Underhill in Orlando.

Hindsight, I has it.

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 10:48 AM (hUtue)

406 WHO SAID I LOOK LIKE JAMES BROWN?!?!?


*blam*blam*blam*



HEEEEEEEEEeY...!

Posted by: Maxine "I Feel Good" Waters at March 29, 2017 10:48 AM (oVJmc)

407 Does "The Drunken Whore" count?


overheard at marina : "look, there is rickb223 , riding his drunken whore"

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:48 AM (c6/9Q)

408 boat naming - has to be a female name - for good luck i think that's the lore
Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM

Hmmmm ... could be.

Posted by: Edmund Fitzgerald at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (tbwWl)


Nonsense! Just build it so it's unsinkable.

Posted by: Titanic at March 29, 2017 10:48 AM (TOk1P)

409 boat naming - has to be a female name - for good luck i think that's the lore

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 10:43 AM


I think it probably has to do with the fact that people call boats "she" when they are trying to take on a "cosmopolitan" affectation.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 29, 2017 10:49 AM (zc3Db)

410 ... not "Howard".
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:46 AM


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: The Duck at March 29, 2017 10:49 AM (tbwWl)

411
BREAKING:

SHOTS FIRED AT CAPITOL HILL, FEMALE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.

In sidebar.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Police were the ones doing the shooting.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 29, 2017 10:49 AM (IqV8l)

412 My boat was named 'Monkey Business', for no particular reason.

Here's a nice pic: http://preview.tinyurl.com/l9fmgza

Posted by: Gary Hart at March 29, 2017 10:49 AM (ZO497)

413 Was Eleanor Holmes the driver?

Posted by: josephistan at March 29, 2017 10:49 AM (7HtZB)

414 The PP-filmers should claim they were recording their OWN conversation, and the baby-killers were inadvertently captured, in their own words, being baby-killers.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 29, 2017 10:49 AM (oVJmc)

415 Hillary never had a raft.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 29, 2017 10:49 AM (B+qrE)

416 404 Was the shooters name, Maxine, by any chance?
Posted by: kraken at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (zSVEm)


Maq Zeen or Macht Frei.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 29, 2017 10:50 AM (mbhDw)

417 129 Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 09:35 AM (kTF2Z)

Congratulations!

Now we've got to get Insomniac some gainful employment.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect


And me too!

I was laid off last Thursday. But I'm in no hurry to go back to the cube farm, so I'll just keep supporting the job seekers on the HQ until my money runs out and it's time for me to get back on the hamster wheel. Then you all will have to give me the ol' attagirl every time I'm booked for an interview.

Posted by: kallisto at March 29, 2017 10:50 AM (kD8Fh)

418 I used to have a 22' Glastron. I called it "that money sucking son of a bitch".

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:51 AM (tFWWx)

419 I'd love to live on a boat. Completely serious.
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM


Don't forget about me.

Posted by: Little Man at March 29, 2017 10:52 AM (tbwWl)

420 383 boat naming - has to be a female name - for good luck i think that's the lore
Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:40 AM (c6/9Q)

I'm not big on nautical lore, but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to expose your boat to direct sunlight, get it wet, or feed it after midnight.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 29, 2017 10:44 AM (8nWyX)

Then it turns into an expensive divot in the water. Wait a sec...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:52 AM (1SMSr)

421 Arnie Macht Frie?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2017 10:52 AM (V/rjX)

422 My boat was named 'Monkey Business', for no particular reason.

Here's a nice pic: http://preview.tinyurl.com/l9fmgza
Posted by: Gary Hart
------------

Oh...sorry, sorry... that's just me and one of the crew clowning around.

Posted by: Gary Hart at March 29, 2017 10:52 AM (ZO497)

423 "This is about me, isn't it?"
-Posted by: The Duck at March 29, 2017 10:49 AM (tbwWl)

No.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:52 AM (6gk0M)

424 @359

Yes...I know that logically you are right....either way we look at it, he's probably a d-bag.

@365

Well, oh master, nice try, but I'm pretty sure he's too old for me/I'm too young for him. But, if ya have any other suggestions, feel free to let me know. Haha.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:52 AM (smD62)

425 My father always had boats, but he never named any of them. We always just called it "the boat". He said it was bad luck to change the name of a boat, and since he wasn't sure what they may have been called before he owned them it was safer to not name it. I did hear him slip a few times and call it "Pain in my ass", but usually it was The Boat.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 29, 2017 10:53 AM (aMlLZ)

426 Was Eleanor Holmes the driver?

CBC don't drive Uber.

Posted by: JEM at March 29, 2017 10:53 AM (TppKb)

427 interesting boat name - "She got the house" - saw a pic ,it exists

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:53 AM (c6/9Q)

428 I used to have a 22' Glastron. I called it "that money sucking son of a bitch".
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:51 AM (tFWWx)

======

I have a 29' Sundancer. I pretty much count on it costing $5k a year, not including gas.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 29, 2017 10:53 AM (YJE8J)

429 BREAKING:

SHOTS FIRED AT CAPITOL HILL, FEMALE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.

-
False alarm. It was just Eleanor Holmes Norton looking for a parking place.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 10:55 AM (Nwg0u)

430 My father always had boats, but he never named any of them. We always
just called it "the boat". He said it was bad luck to change the name of
a boat,

===========

I think it's ok to rename, if you do it properly, "rechristen" basically. i could be wrong...

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:55 AM (c6/9Q)

431 Well, oh master, nice try, but I'm pretty sure he's too old for me/I'm too young for him. But, if ya have any other suggestions, feel free to let me know. Haha.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:52 AM (smD62)


Some people just can't be pleased.

I feel for you. My marriage sucks ... but I'm gonna' ride it out. I couldn't go back to dating again. No damn way.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:55 AM (tFWWx)

432 Owning boats is what made me buy a motorcycle. Well ok, three of em, so far.

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 10:55 AM (hUtue)

433 I think it's ok to rename, if you do it properly, "rechristen" basically. i could be wrong...


Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 10:55 AM (c6/9Q)


You could be right. I was too young to know any better. I just know we always had nameless boats. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 29, 2017 10:56 AM (aMlLZ)

434 I'd love to live on a boat. Completely serious.
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:47 AM (tFWWx)


I agree completely, even if my only sailing experience is 13' Flying Junior dinghies (and I didn't have to do any of the maintenance). It just seems cool as hell to live at the pier on a yacht. Presumably reality is not the same as the perception.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 29, 2017 10:56 AM (8nWyX)

435 @431

Understandable...although you shouldn't remain in an unhappy situation either.

Dating does suck...it really, really, REALLY does.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:57 AM (smD62)

436 a three hour tour....a three hour tour

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 29, 2017 10:57 AM (PNcou)

437 Falling In Love - an amusing anecdote

One day many years ago Missus Muldoon and I were driving up a Forest Service access road in CO. We met up with a flock of sheep on the road. As we inched slowly through the flock I honked my horn. (If you've never done this, it's quite fun, sheep when startled like that will jump straight up in the air.)

Anyhow, one of the sheep jumped up and thumped against the front fender of my metallic blue Ford Bronco II.

Missus Muldoon exclaimed. "Oh no! We've been sheepwrecked!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:57 AM (wPiJc)

438 >>>I'd like to believe there's someone out there for everybody

Sure, like me and Winona!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Gut at March 29, 2017 10:58 AM (Ad1CA)

439 I feel for you. My marriage sucks ... but I'm gonna' ride it out. I couldn't go back to dating again. No damn way.
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:55 AM (tFWWx)

Mine ended several years ago. I haven't been on a single date. I'd like the companionship - and to get laid, of course - in the abstract. However, it's such a colossal pain in the ass and the risks several orders of magnitude greater than the reward.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:58 AM (1SMSr)

440 Owning boats is what made me buy a motorcycle. Well ok, three of em, so far.


Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 10:55 AM (hUtue)


Niice. I always thought building cars was expensive, so I switched to Harleys, and they were frigging worse, and then the boat people tell me I got it easy.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 29, 2017 10:58 AM (aMlLZ)

441 If we'd throw the Christians overboard we'd have more room. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Captain Muzzie at March 29, 2017 10:58 AM (uz/Pv)

442 I'm givin her all she's got, captain!
She canna take much more!!

Posted by: Scotty at March 29, 2017 10:58 AM (oR5ks)

443 Falling In Love - an amusing anecdote

One day many years ago Missus Muldoon and I were driving up a Forest Service access road in CO. We met up with a flock of sheep on the road. As we inched slowly through the flock I honked my horn. (If you've never done this, it's quite fun, sheep when startled like that will jump straight up in the air.)

Anyhow, one of the sheep jumped up and thumped against the front fender of my metallic blue Ford Bronco II.

Missus Muldoon exclaimed. "Oh no! We've been sheepwrecked!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:57 AM (wPiJc)


I hope like heck that's a true story.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:59 AM (TOk1P)

444 *pauses*

The Italian Job Two starring Maxine 'Bedbug' Waters, Anthony the Weiner, Eleanor 'Wheels' Norton-Holmes, and ...

dang hard to narrow it down to four just to fit into a Chevy Volt.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2017 11:00 AM (V/rjX)

445 My boat is named "Mary Jane", cause I like the weed. It hasn't been out of my garage in 6 years.

Posted by: Chris M at March 29, 2017 11:00 AM (eAZVt)

446 >>There was a 30-footish sloop on yachtworld or a similar site a few years ago named Serenity. Same typeface and all. Did not come with Jewel Staite; not interested.

If I had a dollar for every sailboat I've seen named Serenity I'd have a lot of dollars.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2017 11:00 AM (/tuJf)

447 Missus Muldoon exclaimed. "Oh no! We've been sheepwrecked!"
Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:57 AM (wPiJc)



That's baaaaad.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 29, 2017 11:00 AM (JZdsf)

448 My boat is named "Mary Jane", cause I like the weed. It hasn't been out of my garage in 6 years.


sometimes causation and correlation intersect....

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 11:01 AM (hUtue)

449 My dad and a friend of his entered into a 'race' from started Morehead City, NC to St. Augustine, Fl.

It was ~1952. The craft was a 21' plywood Trojan cabin cruiser, powered by a 25 h.p. Johnson. Geeze, the ONT could do something awful with that last sentence.

Anyhow, they didn't win, but they did finish.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 11:01 AM (ZO497)

450 is that Natalie Wood on the lower right?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 29, 2017 11:01 AM (PNcou)

451 447 Missus Muldoon exclaimed. "Oh no! We've been sheepwrecked!"
Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:57 AM (wPiJc)


That's baaaaad.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 29, 2017 11:00 AM (JZdsf)

Ewe ain't kidding.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 11:01 AM (1SMSr)

452 Muldoon, Ewe!

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2017 11:01 AM (V/rjX)

453 Well, I'm late to the party.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 29, 2017 11:01 AM (GBcFH)

454 I hope like heck that's a true story.


Posted by: BurtTC


*****

Scout's honor, true story.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 11:02 AM (wPiJc)

455
Toddler Burned By Coffee At East Bay Starbucks Airlifted To Hospital


Holy carp. A five thousand dollar airlift for a first degree burn?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 11:02 AM (ZFUt7)

456 Does "The Drunken Whore" count?


overheard at marina : "look, there is rickb223 , riding his drunken whore"



"On his boat!"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 11:02 AM (4Utw1)

457 The Italian Job Two starring Maxine 'Bedbug' Waters, Anthony the Weiner, Eleanor 'Wheels' Norton-Holmes, and ...


John Podesta's pizza.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 29, 2017 11:02 AM (B+qrE)

458 Meanwhile, at the Capitol:

OMG, she's trying to run us down!

BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM
BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM

SHES GETTING AWAY!

Fuck it. Shoot that dog.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 29, 2017 11:02 AM (kTF2Z)

459 I'd like to believe there's someone out there for everybody



Sure, like me and Winona!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Gut at March 29, 2017 10:58 AM (Ad1CA)

you two have a very inspiring romance !

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 11:03 AM (c6/9Q)

460 >>I agree completely, even if my only sailing experience is 13' Flying Junior dinghies (and I didn't have to do any of the maintenance). It just seems cool as hell to live at the pier on a yacht. Presumably reality is not the same as the perception.

I lived on my sailboat for about 9 months. It's got some good moments but it's not nearly as romantic as it sounds.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2017 11:03 AM (/tuJf)

461 Or naming a ship after Harvey Milk.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2017 09:51 AM (/tuJf)

Whose name alone is ghey as hell.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 09:54 AM (VuJJJ)

Is there any precedent for renaming Navy ships that were inappropriately named? Given that Harvey Milk had a rep for cornholing underage boys?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2017 11:03 AM (WDdjT)

462 is that Natalie Wood on the lower right?



If you can see her, it's not her.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 11:03 AM (4Utw1)

463 My boat is named "Mary Jane", cause I like the weed. It hasn't been out of my garage mom's basement in 6 years.


*****


FIFY

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 11:03 AM (wPiJc)

464 447 Missus Muldoon exclaimed. "Oh no! We've been sheepwrecked!"
Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:57 AM (wPiJc)


That's baaaaad.

*
*
Gettin' wild and woolly around here.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 29, 2017 11:03 AM (iGlLT)

465 Huh. A painting of the Horde, grieving the losses of all their guns in a tragic boating accident.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (PY9jH)

466 Is there any precedent for renaming Navy ships that were inappropriately named? Given that Harvey Milk had a rep for cornholing underage boys?




USS Hairy Reed.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (4Utw1)

467 439 I feel for you. My marriage sucks ... but I'm gonna' ride it out. I couldn't go back to dating again. No damn way.
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:55 AM (tFWWx)

Mine ended several years ago. I haven't been on a single date. I'd like the companionship - and to get laid, of course - in the abstract. However, it's such a colossal pain in the ass and the risks several orders of magnitude greater than the reward.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:58 AM (1SMSr)
===

What is your opinion on MGTOW (men going their own way)?

Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (BDZWU)

468 Eleanor Holmes Norton in Fast and Furious: D.C. Drift

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (Nwg0u)

469 Week and a half and I'll be on a 1,186.5 ft ship.


Woot!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (2x9LM)

470 465 Huh. A painting of the Horde, grieving the losses of all their guns in a tragic boating accident.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (PY9jH)

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

Real title:

"The HQ, January 2017, in the universe where Hillary Clinton won the presidency."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 29, 2017 11:05 AM (GBcFH)

471 Melania speaking at an International Wymyn's event.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 29, 2017 11:05 AM (PY9jH)

472 What is your opinion on MGTOW (men going their own way)?

Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (BDZWU)
------------------------------------
What is that? Ghey? Or auto exclusive?

Posted by: G at March 29, 2017 11:05 AM (SsblQ)

473 Muldoon looks over at her and says, "I just want a little piece of ewe."

Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (0tfLf)

474 471 Melania speaking at an International Wymyn's event.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 29, 2017 11:05 AM (PY9jH)


Surely there are protesters

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (2x9LM)

475 Melania speaking at an International Wymyn's event.
______________


House of Pancakes?

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (hUtue)

476 Does "The Drunken Whore" count?


overheard at marina : "look, there is rickb223 , riding his drunken whore"



"On his boat!"
Posted by: rickb223
----------------

This is about me. right?

Posted by: Donna Rice at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (ZO497)

477 Drudge is linking to the Sun (UK). The Norks don't like it when you refer to their fat king, who likes food and is fat, as fat.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (d/MhD)

478 467 I feel for you. My marriage sucks ... but I'm gonna' ride it out. I couldn't go back to dating again. No damn way.
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 10:55 AM (tFWWx)

Mine ended several years ago. I haven't been on a single date. I'd like the companionship - and to get laid, of course - in the abstract. However, it's such a colossal pain in the ass and the risks several orders of magnitude greater than the reward.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 10:58 AM (1SMSr)
===

What is your opinion on MGTOW (men going their own way)?
Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (BDZWU)

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

*must keep marriage alive...must keep marriage alive...*

I'm hoping that if my relationship with my wife could survive with us being on completely opposite schedules for 3 years, then we should be fine. Her last work shift at night starts tomorrow night, then she's to days.

Can't wait.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (GBcFH)

479 Given that Harvey Milk had a rep for cornholing underage boys?

---

Given how many times he went down, it should be unsinkable now.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 29, 2017 11:07 AM (PNcou)

480 477 Drudge is linking to the Sun (UK). The Norks don't like it when you refer to their fat king, who likes food and is fat, as fat.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (d/MhD)

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

He's equal to everyone else. Just...more equal.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 29, 2017 11:07 AM (GBcFH)

481 462 is that Natalie Wood on the lower right?



If you can see her, it's not her.

---

at least we know she wasn't a witch

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 29, 2017 11:07 AM (PNcou)

482 Ah, Gary Hart. Back when being a philandering scumbag could still ruin a Democrat.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 29, 2017 11:07 AM (oVJmc)

483 Week and a half and I'll be on a 1,186.5 ft ship.


Woot!
Posted by: RWC
----------------

Prediction: Weight gain

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 11:07 AM (ZO497)

484 The Norks don't like it when you refer to their fat king, who likes food and is fat, as fat.

Their concern is

[ ] noted
[x] covered in KFC grease

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 29, 2017 11:08 AM (B+qrE)

485 Is there any precedent for renaming Navy ships that were inappropriately named? Given that Harvey Milk had a rep for cornholing underage boys?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2017 11:03 AM (WDdjT)


I can think of one single instance where a USN ship was renamed, aside from when they're given to other countries: USS Squalus sank and was raised and re-christened USS Sailfish.

I'd make a "going down with seamen" joke, but people actually died so my heart's kind of not in it.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 29, 2017 11:08 AM (8nWyX)

486
The Norks don't like it when you refer to their fat king, who likes food and is fat, as fat.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo


It's an act of war!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 29, 2017 11:08 AM (IqV8l)

487 What is your opinion on MGTOW (men going their own way)?

Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (BDZWU)




Hey, Reggie. How about oiling my abs again?

Posted by: Totally Not Gay Barack at March 29, 2017 11:08 AM (PY9jH)

488 Ah, Gary Hart. Back when being a philandering scumbag could still ruin a Democrat.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles
-----------

Probably was the last example.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 11:08 AM (ZO497)

489 Nyah!

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Simona-Nalepkova.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2017 11:09 AM (V/rjX)

490 So...trading Orin Hatch for Mitt Romney.

I think I can guess the Horde's opinion, but let's not assume.

What do you think?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 29, 2017 11:09 AM (GBcFH)

491 484 The Norks don't like it when you refer to their fat king, who likes food and is fat, as fat.

Their concern is

[ ] noted
[x] covered in KFC grease
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 29, 2017 11:08 AM (B+qrE)

Only in my dreams.... Capitalist Imperialist Running Dog!

Posted by: North Korean Peasent at March 29, 2017 11:09 AM (NgKpN)

492 What is that? Ghey? Or auto exclusive?
Posted by: G at March 29, 2017 11:05 AM (SsblQ)
===

I don't believe it's a gay thing. From what I understand it's men who eschew relationships with women because the risks outweigh the benefits (in their opinion). I've heard it's also partially a response to women crying rape just because they regret having sex the next day.

Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:09 AM (BDZWU)

493 Does "The Drunken Whore" count?





overheard at marina : "look, there is rickb223 , riding his drunken whore"







"On his boat!"

Posted by: rickb223

I've...ummmmm...done that. It...errrrrr ummmmm...was my version of...ummmm...offshore drilling.

Posted by: Zombie Ted Kennedy at March 29, 2017 11:09 AM (qJhUV)

494 439 I feel for you. My marriage sucks ... but I'm gonna' ride it out. I couldn't go back to dating again. No damn way.

---

i amuse myself keeping a list of the ones worth pursuing once me wife files. I live a very rewarding life in my imagination.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 29, 2017 11:09 AM (PNcou)

495 Drudge is linking to the Sun (UK). The Norks don't like it when you refer to their fat king, who likes food and is fat, as fat.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (d/MhD)

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

He's equal to everyone else. Just...more equal.

-
Like the pigs in Animal Farm.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 11:10 AM (Nwg0u)

496 Week and a half and I'll be on a 1,186.5 ft ship.


Woot!
Posted by: RWC
------------

Not to be a buzzkill, but that's pretty much the same thing those guys on the raft said a few weeks prior to their circumstance.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 11:10 AM (ZO497)

497 Given that Harvey Milk had a rep for cornholing underage boys?

---

Given how many times he went down, it should be unsinkable now.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90




That's why they should have named a sub after him, not a ship.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 11:10 AM (4Utw1)

498 464 447 Missus Muldoon exclaimed. "Oh no! We've been sheepwrecked!"
Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:57 AM (wPiJc)


That's baaaaad.
*
*
Gettin' wild and woolly around here.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 29, 2017 11:03 AM (iGlLT)

Its shear nonsense.

Posted by: Some moron at March 29, 2017 11:10 AM (uz/Pv)

499 495 Drudge is linking to the Sun (UK). The Norks don't like it when you refer to their fat king, who likes food and is fat, as fat.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (d/MhD)

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

He's equal to everyone else. Just...more equal.

-
Like the pigs in Animal Farm.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 11:10 AM (Nwg0u)

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

Yay!

Reference understood!

Huzzah!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 29, 2017 11:10 AM (GBcFH)

500 Missus Muldoon exclaimed. "Oh no! We've been sheepwrecked!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 10:57 AM (wPiJc)
***

My God - both of you?
Y'all must be a riot at Thanksgiving dinner.

Posted by: The name... is Dalton at March 29, 2017 11:11 AM (/20hv)

501 Can you tell it was tailor-made for her? I could!
Sure hope it was a Nauga.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 29, 2017 10:03 AM (H5rtT)

She roared into the parking lot on her Vespa chopper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2017 11:11 AM (WDdjT)

502 Prediction: Weight gain
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 11:07 AM (ZO497)


Nope, he'll lose weight. All that walking and stairs and stuff.

Shore duty put 30 lbs on me in 3 months.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at March 29, 2017 11:11 AM (CG6ED)

503 What is your opinion on MGTOW (men going their own way)?
Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (BDZWU)


I have no idea what that means.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 29, 2017 11:11 AM (tFWWx)

504 FAT?? BIG BONED NOT FAT!!!!

Posted by: Kim Jong Un at March 29, 2017 11:11 AM (JZdsf)

505 >>>Drudge is linking to the Sun (UK). The Norks don't like it when you refer to their fat king, who likes food and is fat, as fat.<<<

It's just John McCain running his big mouth again, trying to start another war. The guy has no class.

Posted by: Fritz at March 29, 2017 11:11 AM (2Mnv1)

506 Toddler Burned By Coffee At East Bay Starbucks Airlifted To Hospital


Holy carp. A five thousand dollar airlift for a first degree burn?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 11:02 AM (ZFUt7)



Another lawsuit over hot coffee?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 29, 2017 11:11 AM (493sH)

507 Ah, Gary Hart. Back when being a philandering scumbag could still ruin a Democrat.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles
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Probably was the last example.

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only example

Posted by: JFK & FDR at March 29, 2017 11:12 AM (PNcou)

508 I assure you that I will punch you while I listen to "When Doves Cry", if you provoke me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 29, 2017 10:02 AM (6gk0M)

"Pflumph!"

What it sounds like when two doves collide.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2017 11:12 AM (WDdjT)

509 On 5 July 1816, at least 147 people were set adrift on a hurriedly constructed raft; all but 15 died in the 13 days before their rescue, and those who survived endured starvation and dehydration and practised cannibalism. The event became an international scandal, in part because its cause was widely attributed to the incompetence of the French captain.

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note the lower right hand corner of the raft - there is an ax. Next to it, laying covered partially (head and torso) with a cloth is the body of a woman.

Grisly scene to paint.

That's what can happen when order fails utterly and people are left with nothing but animal inclinations to survive.

Yep. Rules and stuff, they exist for a reason.


Posted by: simplemind at March 29, 2017 11:12 AM (xVRrG)

510 Well renaming for foreign service sometimes is bad luck, USS Phoenix became the Argentine General Belgrano. Of course some ships are cursed from the start, for example when the carrier Charles de Gaulle dropped a whole prop just after commissioning.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2017 11:12 AM (V/rjX)

511 I didn't know Johnsons were rated by HP.

Posted by: BignJames at March 29, 2017 11:12 AM (x9c8r)

512 Hey, look... lots of meaningful discussions have been held aboard The Black Tie. Having a million dollar yacht with a well-stocked liquor locker is a real benefit for a politician.

Posted by: Joe Manchin at March 29, 2017 11:12 AM (ZO497)

513 Well, that's kind of a f'ed up situation.

And I thought I was having a rough day.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 29, 2017 11:13 AM (s7vJs)

514 It's just John McCain running his big mouth again, trying to start another war. The guy has no class.

I think I'll allow insults of fat boy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 29, 2017 11:13 AM (B+qrE)

515 ...men going their own way...


*****


Standing vs. sitting?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 29, 2017 11:13 AM (wPiJc)

516 490 So...trading Orin Hatch for Mitt Romney.

I think I can guess the Horde's opinion, but let's not assume.

What do you think?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 29, 2017 11:09 AM


I'm guessing the Southern Baptist candidate doesn't have a prayer eh?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 11:13 AM (0tfLf)

517 There's a difference between being alone and being lonely. I think you can be just as lonely inside of a relationship as outside of one. And you can be content with being alone. I was.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 11:13 AM (lwiT4)

518 @494

Hiya.

Just kidding. Hopefully, your marriage stays together.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 11:13 AM (smD62)

519 McCain and Miss Lindsey, really, really love them some war. Someone remind me, when did Lindsey see combat?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 29, 2017 11:14 AM (PY9jH)

520 >>>House of Pancakes?

WHO'S GOING???

Posted by: Banana Splits Gut at March 29, 2017 11:14 AM (Ad1CA)

521 That's what can happen when order fails utterly and people are left with nothing but animal inclinations to survive.

Yep. Rules and stuff, they exist for a reason.


Posted by: simplemind
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Lord of the Flies at March 29, 2017 11:14 AM (ZO497)

522 Well renaming for foreign service sometimes is bad luck, USS Phoenix became the Argentine General Belgrano. Of course some ships are cursed from the start, for example when the carrier Charles de Gaulle dropped a whole prop just after commissioning.

To be fair, neither melted from galvanic corrosion.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 29, 2017 11:14 AM (B+qrE)

523 What is your opinion on MGTOW (men going their own way)?
Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (BDZWU)

I have no idea what that means.

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japanese robot girlfriends?

Posted by: JFK & FDR at March 29, 2017 11:14 AM (PNcou)

524 And I thought I was having a rough day.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 29, 2017 11:13 AM (s7vJs)
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Hang on, Donna. Baseball's coming.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 11:14 AM (lwiT4)

525 "Just another day at the Coast Guard, aboard the Jolly Tuna Schooner."

Posted by: Sailor Sam at March 29, 2017 11:14 AM (JHnqr)

526 note the lower right hand corner of the raft - there is an ax. Next to it, laying covered partially (head and torso) with a cloth is the body of a woman.

Grisly scene to paint.

That's what can happen when order fails utterly and people are left with nothing but animal inclinations to survive.

Yep. Rules and stuff, they exist for a reason.





We eat the women & children first!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 11:15 AM (4Utw1)

527 I think you can be just as lonely inside of a relationship as outside of one.

**pauses from lurking**

That's it. That's me in an ironclad nutshell.

**takes tea, goes back to lurking**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 29, 2017 11:15 AM (X6fMO)

528 334 The driver in that Washington DC thing is a black woman?
Posted by: jwest at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (Zs4uk)

It's distinctly possible that she was just a Washingtonian displaying the usual DC motorist profile, i.e., stoned, mean, and unwilling to brake.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 29, 2017 11:16 AM (RD7QR)

529 There's a difference between being alone and being lonely. I think you can be just as lonely inside of a relationship as outside of one. And you can be content with being alone. I was.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 11:13 AM (lwiT4)

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Amen. I'm happily married now, but in my last marriage I felt alone and lonely, with the added bonus of paying all the bills for 2 people.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 29, 2017 11:16 AM (YJE8J)

530 I read somewhere about a cruise ship that overturned while moored on the Chicago River, killing many.
Just goes to show, when your number is up, its up.

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 11:16 AM (hUtue)

531 Lost a friend to pancreatic cancer yesterday. He put up a courageous battle.

And now I'm off to do stuff. Life calls. Later, taters.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 29, 2017 11:16 AM (PY9jH)

532 I didn't know Johnsons were rated by HP.

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Mine is a one

Posted by: Man'o'War at March 29, 2017 11:16 AM (PNcou)

533 495 Drudge is linking to the Sun (UK). The Norks don't like it when you refer to their fat king, who likes food and is fat, as fat.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 29, 2017 11:06 AM (d/MhD)

They're into the body acceptance movement. No fat shaming!

Of course, fat shaming is not a problem for most North Koreans. They've learned to accept their protruding ribcages and toothpick arms.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 29, 2017 11:17 AM (s7vJs)

534 Prediction: Weight gain

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 11:07 AM (ZO497)

LOL. Normally. But this med I'm on...I have absolutely zero appetite.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 29, 2017 11:17 AM (2x9LM)

535 But the drama that unfolded was instead steeped in death: a vessel running aground off the coast of today's Mauritania, a bloody raft hurriedly constructed from the shipwreck, and desperate survivors going mad and eating each other.
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That none of these had a 30 feet of line and a weighted hook with some tinsel on it, is beyond belief. Would not go on the ocean without that in my pocket, along with a knife and a compass.

Posted by: simplemind at March 29, 2017 11:17 AM (xVRrG)

536 What is your opinion on MGTOW (men going their own way)?
Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (BDZWU)

I have no idea what that means.


Wilderness, facial hair, no showers, horny bears. Shit like that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 29, 2017 11:17 AM (JZdsf)

537 NAME FIXED!!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 29, 2017 11:17 AM (Ad1CA)

538 531 Lost a friend to pancreatic cancer yesterday. He put up a courageous battle.

And now I'm off to do stuff. Life calls. Later, taters.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 29, 2017 11:16 AM (PY9jH)

Condolences and prayers Jane.


and of course

Fuck cancer. Over and over again.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 29, 2017 11:18 AM (2x9LM)

539 On 5 July 1816, at least 147 people were set adrift on a hurriedly constructed raft; all but 15 died in the 13 days before their rescue, and those who survived endured starvation and dehydration and practised cannibalism. The event became an international scandal, in part because its cause was widely attributed to the incompetence of the French captain.

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a raft? luxury!

Posted by: Yorkshire Donner at March 29, 2017 11:18 AM (PNcou)

540 I didn't know Johnsons were rated by HP.



I thought they were rated by inches.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 11:18 AM (4Utw1)

541 I'm so sorry about your friend, Jane.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 11:18 AM (lwiT4)

542 Before I leave, speaking of bad marriages, husband's BFF who married immediately after his wife died of cancer (she was my BFF), was surprised last week by his loony new wife announcing she wanted a divorce.

She cleaned out their bank accounts and ran up his credit cards just before she told him.

I never could stand her, and it pissed off my husband. He said from now on he'll listen to me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 29, 2017 11:19 AM (PY9jH)

543 S.S. Eastland

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

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 11:19 AM (hUtue)

544 What is your opinion on MGTOW (men going their own way)?
Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (BDZWU)
I have no idea what that means.

Wilderness, facial hair, no showers, horny bears. Shit like that.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 29, 2017 11:17 AM (JZdsf)


Oh. You mean like David Letterman?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 29, 2017 11:19 AM (wpfOJ)

545 Johnsons? Rated by "shaft" horse power.

Posted by: Rex B at March 29, 2017 11:19 AM (WhxqP)

546 Circa, notice I didn't mention the LCS at all...

Wait a minute, why the heck is the US Navy flying out to Singapore the relief crew for LCS-4 USS Coronado? How much in airfare to move two crews across the Pacific with their bags is that costing the US taxpayer? Why not rotate them out in Guam?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2017 11:19 AM (V/rjX)

547 Thanks, grammie and others. F*ck cancer indeed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 29, 2017 11:19 AM (PY9jH)

548 Horde, Horde, Hoooooordddeee

Someone filed a motion against Buzzfeed that has the best title ever and I'm so viciously bitter I didn't get to do it:

"Six ways Buzzfeed has misled the court (number two will amaze you) . . . and a picture of a kitten!"

I am not making that up.

http://bit.ly/2mPRWWT

It starts like this "In a somewhat remarkable Motion to Dismiss, Plaintiffs Buzzfeed, Inc. ("Buzzfeed") and Ben Smith ("Mr. Smith") intimate that their ties to Florida are so sparse that, collectively, they can barely find Florida on a map and that, as a result, the present case should be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction or transferred to the Southern District of New York."

Per the footnote, there's actually a picture of a kitten as an exhibit in a filing.

Someone lived the dream and didn't bother being polite. *rubs motion all over self*

Now, to be fair, I do find it plausible that Buzzfeed and Ben Smith can't find Florida on a map.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (mf5HN)

549 But this med I'm on...I have absolutely zero appetite.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 29, 2017 11:17 AM (2x9LM)
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If I give you my address, could you send me some of that?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (lwiT4)

550 I have no idea what that means.

Wilderness, facial hair, no showers, horny bears. Shit like that.




The Leonardo DiCaprio gambit.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (4Utw1)

551 I have been single well...all my life. Searching on and off for most of my adult life.

But, I have genuinely spent the last...maybe 4 or 5 years off from guys. Not intentionally...just subconsciously. Just threw myself into family and work and learning new things and interacting with new people. Never felt lonely.

Then, within the last month, from out of nowhere, this pang of desire to share a life with someone hit me. And, all of the sudden, I felt very, very lonely.

So, I guess I'm trying to do something about it. We'll see.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (smD62)

552 Speaking of the Norks, did you see what a bus wrong turn in Norkland looks like?

http://tinyurl.com/mkkh3aj

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (Nwg0u)

553 Holy carp. A five thousand dollar airlift for a first degree burn?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 11:02 AM (ZFUt7)

Even setting Starbucks aside, my first thought is that I'm okay with it. I'm not a doctor, but I understand that burns are internally very weird for grown-ups, with increased fluid production and all kind of other strange stuff happening, not to mention the pain. Think about just touching your calloused skin against a hot pan and burning a short 1/8th inch wide strip on a finger. Hurts like hell, and hurts for a couple of days.

I'm okay with that baby getting to the pros as quickly as possible.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (/f1mm)

554 But the drama that unfolded was instead steeped in death: a vessel running aground off the coast of today's Mauritania, a bloody raft hurriedly constructed from the shipwreck, and desperate survivors going mad and eating each other.

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why didn't they call Uber?

Posted by: Most Millenials at March 29, 2017 11:21 AM (PNcou)

555 And I thought I was having a rough day.

Posted by: Donna
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It's easy to lose sight of how generally good our lives are. See: 531

We get so caught up in the petty BS around us, that we forget that just being alive and decently fed is a huge blessing. And by 'we', I mean me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 11:21 AM (ZO497)

556 So, the guy didn't call. And, he hasn't texted. And, he hasn't been online. But, I don't think he's blocked me either.

I'm actually a little worried about him, to the point I went down a massive rabbit hole this morning, trying to track him down, checking arrest databases, etc.

I'm just going to assume the best...by the way, what's the best at this point? Is best that he is fine and just is ignoring me from here on out? Or is it that he was in some crazy medical emergency and is in a coma somewhere?

Anyway, I am just going to move on. Of course, moving on means sending like 50 messages out, and getting maybe 1 halfhearted message back. It's rough.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:08 AM (smD62)

Honey, it seems to me that you are putting a way too much emotional investment into a "relationship", which, at this stage, is little more than window-shopping. You come across here as being terribly needy, and maybe this guy got the same vibe, and is backing off as a consequence.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2017 11:21 AM (WDdjT)

557 I don't believe it's a gay thing. From what I understand it's men who eschew relationships with women because the risks outweigh the benefits (in their opinion). I've heard it's also partially a response to women crying rape just because they regret having sex the next day.
Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:09 AM (BDZWU

Yeah. It has nothing to do with the fact that a woman is allowed and cheered on for destroying the lives of men and there children.

The court system and weak white knights from previous generations have guaranteed severe blow back for our country. You have to be functionally retarded if you believe you can destroy the lives of millions if men and boys the last 30 years and expect our country to survive.

You would have to be brain dead to believe we can survive as a country on the path of industrial level 50 million mass murdering of babies and now destroying our country's men and boys.

Men not getting married, not reproducing, and not raising families is the rational response to a country that is targeting them for destruction.

I'm amazed that some people fail to grasp this and the need to change course immediately. Unbelievable.

Posted by: Phone of Widespread Pepe at March 29, 2017 11:21 AM (wBzi3)

558 I read somewhere about a cruise ship that overturned while moored on the Chicago River, killing many.
Just goes to show, when your number is up, its up.


Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 11:16 AM (hUtue)

SS Eastland ( i looked it up). restored into gunboat and renamed USS Wilmette. no accident on the Wilmette.

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2017 11:21 AM (c6/9Q)

559 Why not rotate them out in Guam?

Showing the flag in Singapore is good thing. Plus, the Singaporeans built us some bitchin' carrier-sized dock facilities. HI CHINA!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 29, 2017 11:21 AM (B+qrE)

560 nood.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 29, 2017 11:21 AM (wpfOJ)

561 No room for a super hot prostitute with her own side business to help you stay afloat?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 29, 2017 10:45 AM (TOk1P)

When would she have the time?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 11:22 AM (/f1mm)

562 But this med I'm on...I have absolutely zero appetite.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 29, 2017 11:17 AM (2x9LM)
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If I give you my address, could you send me some of that?
Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (lwiT4)

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I'll take the steak in the freezer. can't let it go to waste. can let it go to waist.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 29, 2017 11:23 AM (PNcou)

563 Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (mf5HN)


That's pretty awesome.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 29, 2017 11:23 AM (KUaJL)

564
why didn't they call Uber?
Posted by: Most Millenials
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More to the point, why didn't the Captain use his smartphone GPS to avoid running aground?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 29, 2017 11:23 AM (ZO497)

565 We get so caught up in the petty BS around us, that we forget that just being alive and decently fed is a huge blessing. And by 'we', I mean me.



Amen.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 29, 2017 11:23 AM (4Utw1)

566 >>There's a difference between being alone and being lonely. I think you can be just as lonely inside of a relationship as outside of one. And you can be content with being alone. I was.

Very true.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 29, 2017 11:23 AM (/tuJf)

567 If I give you my address, could you send me some of that?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (lwiT4)

Love ya grammie......but I'm holding on to these like Scrooge McDuck does coins

Propanolol. And I'm not even sure if the lack of appetite is due to the meds.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 29, 2017 11:24 AM (2x9LM)

568 As a recovered burn patient, (I was in the Loyola burn unit, and so were two infants,) I wouldn't wish that pain on my worst enemy.
Prayers for the child, and prayers for your friend Jane.

Posted by: IP at March 29, 2017 11:24 AM (hUtue)

569 553 Holy carp. A five thousand dollar airlift for a first degree burn?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 29, 2017 11:02 AM (ZFUt7)

Even setting Starbucks aside, my first thought is that I'm okay with it. I'm not a doctor, but I understand that burns are internally very weird for grown-ups, with increased fluid production and all kind of other strange stuff happening, not to mention the pain. Think about just touching your calloused skin against a hot pan and burning a short 1/8th inch wide strip on a finger. Hurts like hell, and hurts for a couple of days.

I'm okay with that baby getting to the pros as quickly as possible.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 11:20 AM (/f1mm)

And this is why everyone's health insurance has gone through the roof...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 29, 2017 11:25 AM (NgKpN)

570 nood PP

Posted by: m at March 29, 2017 11:25 AM (Gqgs8)

571 Anyone know how the job interview went with RedMindBlueState yesterday?

Posted by: jwest at March 29, 2017 10:39 AM


That wasn't me, but thanks for asking, jwest. How's the restaurant renovation going?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 29, 2017 11:25 AM (p+Wdc)

572 atc, that PDF is full of LOL.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 29, 2017 11:26 AM (d/MhD)

573 @556

No, it wasn't a relationship.

But, he said he was going to call and well, he didn't. I don't think it's unreasonable to be a little annoyed by it.

And trust me, I was not needy at all with him. In fact, he was the one that would message me most of the time.

My frustration lies in actually making plans and breaking them. That's all. It's not like it was a "I'll call you sometime" thing. It was HIS idea to talk on the phone. HE was the one that asked for my number. And he is the one that suggested 9 o clock last night.

But...I'm done with the sitch. Moving on to hopefully better things.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 11:27 AM (smD62)

574 Why not rotate them out in Guam?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2017 11:19 AM (V/rjX)


Have you been to Guam? It's not the greatest place to be. OK, it's got some neat diving. And the G-Spot. And Grey Goose is like $8/fifth at the NEX. Plus steaks are like $1.50 at the commissary.

OK, actually Guam is a magical land where dreams really do come true.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 29, 2017 11:28 AM (8nWyX)

575 That's what can happen when order fails utterly and people are left with nothing but animal inclinations to survive.

Yep. Rules and stuff, they exist for a reason.

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Nah, rules are just social constructs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 11:28 AM (Nwg0u)

576 What is your opinion on MGTOW (men going their own way)?
Posted by: Independent George at March 29, 2017 11:04 AM (BDZWU)

I think it's a rational response to social and cultural realities.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 29, 2017 11:29 AM (0mRoj)

577 Posted by: Banana Splits Gut at March 29, 2017 11:14 AM (Ad1CA)

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That there's funny right there....

Posted by: fixerupper at March 29, 2017 11:30 AM (8XRCm)

578 574 Why not rotate them out in Guam?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 29, 2017 11:19 AM (V/rjX)


They will fly charter flights anyway, not regular airlines. It is cheaper and a lot of the civilian aviation fleet (subject to call up for troop deployment) are charters and this allows them to get exercised.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 29, 2017 11:32 AM (0tfLf)

579 The driver in that Washington DC thing is a black woman?

Posted by: jwest at March 29, 2017 10:31 AM (Zs4uk)

Eleanor Holmes Norton? We know she can't park. Maybe she can't drive, either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 29, 2017 11:33 AM (WDdjT)

580
And this is why everyone's health insurance has gone through the roof...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 29, 2017 11:25 AM (NgKpN)

I doubt it. When is the last time you heard of a baby being burned, much less airlifted to care for the burns?

I'd imagine people going to the emergency room with the sniffles is a much bigger problem.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 11:35 AM (/f1mm)

581 >>It's distinctly possible that she was just a
Washingtonian displaying the usual DC motorist profile, i.e., stoned,
mean, and unwilling to brake. Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 29, 2017 11:16 AM (RD7QR)

It's as likely that she's a Murlin driver, i.e. brain-dead, blind, and intoxicated on the local "crush."

Posted by: General Zod at March 29, 2017 11:35 AM (Bdeb0)

582 Some activists are good and they can break laws if they want to and other activists are bad and are prosecuted for eating lunch.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 29, 2017 11:41 AM (Nwg0u)

583 Come to think of it, isn't "baby burned and rushed to appropriate care facility" kind of exactly when insurance should be used?

I shouldn't be subsidizing anyone's $100 routine checkups, but catastrophic events are 100% what insurance is intended for.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 29, 2017 11:44 AM (/f1mm)

584
But...I'm done with the sitch. Moving on to hopefully better things.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 11:27 AM (smD62)


Online dating is just a nightmare. It's so unnatural and messed up and unfortunately a fixture of our screwed up pomo world.

disclaimer: I do know a couple people who have married as a result of eharmony and Match.com
Two couples out of a pretty extensive personal network.


Anyway, if you want to meet a guy, I suggest you extend your circle of friends: male, female, etc. Someone is bound to have a male relative/friend who is looking for companionship.

I just think it's better to meet people IRL.

Posted by: kallisto at March 29, 2017 11:47 AM (kD8Fh)

585 @584

Yeah, for sure.

I dunno...I feel like neither works for me.

I did get the "set up" thing tried at a relative's wedding somewhat recently. But, the guy wasn't interested apparently, so...I guess IRL is no good either.

What's funny is just last weekend, same family was encouraging me on the guy, and I just wanted to snap at them.....they tried, it's not going to happen. Ugh.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 11:51 AM (smD62)

586 It's funny though, because my friends tell me to try online dating, and then online it feels like the only way I will ever meet someone is in real life. So, I dunno what I'll do.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 10:25 AM
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Find a local group that does something you love to do, whether that's cooking or hiking or whatever, and you'll meet men who share your interests. Work on living a life you enjoy, even if that means hard work and self-denial, like going to a gym to get in shape so you can do something new. Always thought rock-climbing was cool, but something you could never do? (For example)
Work on getting in shape to do it.

Always wanted to play an instrument? Take lessons.

When what you're doing isn't getting you the life you want, change what you're doing.
Men are drawn to vital women with an interesting life of their own, outside of the whole dating scene.
Read "Why Men Love Bitches": it's got some great stuff.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at March 29, 2017 11:51 AM (adsVM)

587 HEY...HEY!

THIS IS LENT.

THIS IS LENT.



Posted by: Guy with ashes on forehead at March 29, 2017 11:59 AM (3myMJ)

588 @586

Yeah, I actually have read that book. In fact, I think it may be what have started my sabbatical from the dating scene. Like I said subconsciously.

Other than the dating issues, I'm actually quite happy with my life. I am involved in groups that I want to be involved in. I am sure there is always room for learning and improvement, but I'm genuinely happy with who I am.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 12:00 PM (smD62)

589 Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 11:51 AM (smD62)

My dating life/history could be titled: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. I had so many ups and downs in between periods of voluntary singlehood that left me feeling very liberated. The blind dates I experienced ranged from Stalker Dude to OMG What a Hottie but nobody stuck until I was well into adulthood and met current guy. He started talking to me at the library.

My point is, sometimes things don't fall into place on the schedule we anticipate!

I think Brunette the 'Ette has some good ideas.

Posted by: kallisto at March 29, 2017 12:01 PM (kD8Fh)

590 @589

I'm glad you've met someone...that's really sweet.

Trust me, I am well aware the schedule thing is a myth. I was supposed to be married at 22, having kids at 28. So, that ship has long sailed.

It's just one of those things where you always hear...if you are happy with who you are and comfortable in your own skin, the men will come around. I am completely happy and completely comfortable in my own skin. I am 1000% happier now than I was when I was counting calories and at the gym 3 hours a day. Because I still wasn't getting dates then...and I was miserable.

My fear is...some people are destined to not marry. That's just how it is. I know two women just off the top of my head who have been searching for 30+ years, and have never been in a relationship during that entire time. I hope that's not my destiny, I really do.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 12:12 PM (smD62)

591 My fear is...some people are destined to not marry. That's just how it is. I know two women just off the top of my head who have been searching for 30+ years, and have never been in a relationship during that entire time. I hope that's not my destiny, I really do.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 12:12 PM (smD62)
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On women who feel fated to be single....

My knee-jerk reaction to seeing a pic a while back of a gathering of super-ripped young gay guys...
"What a waste of perfectly good manflesh. There's a lotta lonely women out there who shouldn't be."

Think about it. Every male gay couple takes *two* men out of The Availability Pool. The promotion of homosexuality is the real 'war on women': it lowers their chances of marriage and a family.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at March 29, 2017 12:45 PM (adsVM)

592 Other than the dating issues, I'm actually quite happy with my life. I am involved in groups that I want to be involved in. I am sure there is always room for learning and improvement, but I'm genuinely happy with who I am.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 12:00 PM (smD62)
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Didn't mean to imply otherwise..I was thinking along the lines of meeting a guy who shares your interests in a low-pressure, non-romantic setting.
I met my husband at work. LOL

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at March 29, 2017 12:49 PM (adsVM)

593 Well, you ladies give me hope.

Yeah, taking away 2 men from the pool isn't ideal, but I figure the lesbians probably even out my chances. But, yeah you make a very good point.

Is changing my profile headline to "Screw you, I'm adorable." too much?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 29, 2017 02:29 PM (smD62)

594 Gericault was an admirer of Constable, & as a result, Constable sold better in France (which he never visited) than in England.

Posted by: mnw at March 29, 2017 05:01 PM (oScPm)

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