Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (4/11/17) The Obligation Tour Edition

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Quotes of The Day


Quote I

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. Thomas Sowell


Quote II

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.' Dave Barry


Quote III

Has anyone ever said, 'I wish I could go to more meetings today'? Matt Mullenweg


Quote IV

These two staples of work life - meetings and managers - are actually the greatest causes of work not getting done at the office. In fact, the further away you are from both meetings and managers, the more work gets done. Jason Fried

It's that time of year again.

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Well what did you expect?

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Obviously these folks have never been to the Upper Midwest, don'tcha know.

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Participating in the obligatory tour, the "Need Fuel Light" comes on. How far can you go?


United Airlines was right to remove the passenger.


United Airlines was wrong to remove the passenger.


It's you people who are wrong not the passenger or the airlines.


My boss doesn't understand my culture. This excuse will not be used for being late.


Are gun safetys 100% safe? Uh, hell no. Genius Award Winner.

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Tonight's ONT has been brought you by BINGO.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. Meeting ear-worm not included.


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:56 PM




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Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 09:48 PM (JNDQi)

2 Ha! I beat Slap.

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 09:48 PM (JNDQi)

3 Yep!

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 11, 2017 09:49 PM (3C9q2)

4 Not first. Eff tablets.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2017 09:49 PM (nlbfN)

5 Yea ONT.

Now offvto read content.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 09:49 PM (bF/TV)

6 sixth.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 11, 2017 09:50 PM (vRcUp)

7 Shot another one.

Posted by: John Ringo at April 11, 2017 09:50 PM (XyYvC)

8 Staff Bingo is missing a square for "Evidence-based."

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 11, 2017 09:51 PM (3C9q2)

9 Has anyone seen uncle palpatine lately? I miss his posts.

Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at April 11, 2017 09:51 PM (FSETn)

10 I've been told I should go to 'meetings.'

Posted by: Hillary 2020! at April 11, 2017 09:51 PM (bc2Lc)

11 Meeting Bingo looks like a winner.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 11, 2017 09:51 PM (TnUKj)

12 Ooo, I think I've played that bingo game before. Thank you for reminding me why I don't work. I love your sense of humor MisHum

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 09:51 PM (JNDQi)

13 Clown Motel.

Posted by: Max Power at April 11, 2017 09:51 PM (q177U)

14 Darn Laundry! I thought I had time.

...We always think we will have time.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 11, 2017 09:52 PM (6gk0M)

15
Today's Neutral Evenhanded Fair-Minded 100% Unbiased Headlines:

White House Waits So Long to Plan Easter Egg Roll, Only Deplorables Remain to Fill Baskets

Sean Spicer praises Hitler for his restraint, falsely claims he never gassed his own people

Climate Change Is A National Security Issue, Says The Military

'We take our stand against this filth:' Sessions speech goes full-on white nationalist

Sorry America, Your Taxes Aren't High

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at April 11, 2017 09:52 PM (TixTl)

16 Evenin' everyone. Sorry I'm so late.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 11, 2017 09:52 PM (IcT7t)

17 Don't know if it's been posted yet but J. Geils passed today at 71. I saw them live close to a dozen times between 1977 and 1984, both in Detroit and Phoenix.

Posted by: Bill R. at April 11, 2017 09:53 PM (jKUeC)

18 Palpatine was here last night. He's getting hitched or something....I think....if some General says yes or something like that

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 09:53 PM (JNDQi)

19 I have fond memories of the Clown Motel.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 11, 2017 09:53 PM (GsAUU)

20 Arrived before Grump(928h)c!

Posted by: The Scorpion's Manager at April 11, 2017 09:53 PM (DMUuz)

21 I see that Schumer and Franken are in the motel business now.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 11, 2017 09:53 PM (3C9q2)

22 The pool's scrubbed!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 09:54 PM (tHwdc)

23 I knew he had popped the question, but I never heard the answer. Glad to hear he's been around. I like him.

Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at April 11, 2017 09:54 PM (FSETn)

24 Something tells me someone had a meeting today.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at April 11, 2017 09:54 PM (17QyB)

25 I have a co-worker who loves the sound of his voice. He can chase rabbits for an hour and completely ignore requests to stay on topic.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 09:54 PM (bF/TV)

26 Macro-insanity of Microinequities

More and more people, sadly enough, have become familiar the term "microaggressions", which are "brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership". A new concept has now arisen to ellipse that: Microinequities.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13236

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 11, 2017 09:54 PM (vBeA5)

27 People wonder how I'm able to accept projects and complete them in less than a day when the expected turnaround time is usually, oh, 6 months.

Clue #1: I work from home.

Clue #2: I have 1 meeting a week.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 11, 2017 09:55 PM (H5g3t)

28 Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 09:51 PM (JNDQi)

Tell my other boss that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 09:55 PM (UmhSQ)

29 Clown Motel.

No way it could end in murder.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 11, 2017 09:55 PM (PhYV5)

30 Woke up, took a shower, made some coffee, and I'm STILL in before Grump928 and the Scorpion!!

(Scorpion's manager doesn't count)

Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 11, 2017 09:56 PM (Jcg9Q)

31 Meetings, bloody meetings

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 09:56 PM (IqV8l)

32
The Clown Motel makes Bates Motel look positively inviting.

Posted by: otho at April 11, 2017 09:56 PM (lmIoG)

33 So, any word on whether the GOPe managed to piss away a house seat in KS they won by 31-points only 6-months ago?

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2017 09:56 PM (+7EAV)

34 My immediate boss BTW has 5-6 meetings a day.

If I ever got his job I'd kill myself in a week.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 11, 2017 09:56 PM (H5g3t)

35 There's a big shift when one gets into management.

Before management, I spent my day doing work.

Upon getting into management, I spend my day talking about work.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 09:58 PM (2VN2E)

36 Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at April 11, 2017 09:54 PM (17QyB)

Try today & tomorrow or so I've been told

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 09:58 PM (UmhSQ)

37 I work from home too, at least 3 days a week. I'm much more productive at home. At work, there are always 1-2 people who stop by my office and jawbone for half an hour to an hour. I've gotten to the point I just have to stand up and walk out of my own office! Then they move on to the next guy. I sometimes wonder if they're really employed by us at all.

Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at April 11, 2017 09:58 PM (FSETn)

38 You know who had a lot of meetings?

Hitler.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2017 09:58 PM (2Vobm)

39 Sorry I'm late for the meeting!

Posted by: Meremortal at April 11, 2017 09:59 PM (O4wiF)

40 The deputy director for my office has a calendar fetish. We have a weekly one hour meeting to go over the calendar for the next two weeks. Once a month we have an additional 2.5 hour meeting to go over the calendar for the next six weeks.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 09:59 PM (GUBah)

41 19 I have fond memories of the Clown Motel.
Posted by: Joe Biden at April 11, 2017 09:53 PM (GsAUU)

I've seen it and I believe it.

Posted by: 80's music fan at April 11, 2017 09:59 PM (HCnEB)

42 Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 09:59 PM (GUBah)

You keep a straight face?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 09:59 PM (UmhSQ)

43 Whatever happened to the clowns in the woods? I haven't heard any reports lately. Another Trump administration victory? Clown free woods.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 11, 2017 10:00 PM (vRcUp)

44 Hitler.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2017 09:58 PM (2Vobm)

I hear he was a fly fisherman.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 10:00 PM (rF0hx)

45 38 You know who had a lot of meetings?

Hitler.
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What are you trying to say here?
MisHum is literally Hitler's?!?!

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 10:00 PM (JNDQi)

46 The guy with the biggest bladder wins the meeting.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 11, 2017 10:00 PM (LTHVh)

47 "Whatever happened to the clowns in the woods?"

Deported.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM (O4wiF)

48 THE AMERICAN ACCENTS VIDEO IS FUNNY, BECAUSE BRITS ARE JUST LIKE US, BUT WITH DIFFERENT ACCENTS AND WORSE TEETH!

Posted by: Ben Roethlisberger at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM (B6OKy)

49 I work for a company so big, we have meetings to talk about other potential meetings.

Posted by: BacktoGA at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM (/22Vh)

50 In the Bingo you forgot to "circle back" when you revisit, doncha know, en so?

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM (lJW6d)

51 The Sweet Jane with Hunter/Wagner on Rock and Roll Animal is really great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM (7dpmG)

52 J Geil RIP Posts on earlier threads

Love this band. One of the best live acts ever.

Give this a try. Peter Wolf uses his Bronx patter opening to prefigure rap that rolls into a Motown-inspired number.

http://tinyurl.com/l6je4fx

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM (bQxkN)

53 Maybe this isn't universal, but I had one boss type person who kept bringing up "low hanging fruit" that we should just deal with.

I still cringe at the phrase 15 years later.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM (gTQoY)

54 If there isn't a complimentary Kaboom buffet breakfast, I'm not going.

Actually, I'm not going even if there is. "Clown Motel" sounds like something parents threaten kids with to scare them into behaving.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM (8nWyX)

55 Awesome ONT, MisHum. I haven't worked since last century but I vividly remember some horrible meetings. Yuck.

My husband has made it one of his missions to have extremely short and effective meetings. People love him for it.

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 10:02 PM (sBOL1)

56
The Staff Meeting Bingo sheet is missing "take things to the next level". Which is my personal stabby-stabby inspiration for unrestrained murderous mayhem.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 11, 2017 10:02 PM (cuZZW)

57 I hate when someone "reaches out" to me.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 11, 2017 10:02 PM (LTHVh)

58 Hey everybody.

Anybody here tried Doordash yet? Supposedly you can now get Jack In The Box, and food from other restaurants, delivered to your door with this service.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 10:02 PM (qazQh)

59 OT
If anyone is interested in Sous Vide cooking Amazon has a deal today on one.
http://tinyurl.com/me8o86t

Posted by: Aviator at April 11, 2017 10:02 PM (/Nite)

60 You keep a straight face?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 09:59 PM (UmhSQ)



I'm currently organizing an effort for everyone in the office to buy him some kind of calendar for Christmas. Kitten calendars, sexy fireman calendars, auto parts calendars, wildlife calendars, fat chick calendars, etc.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:03 PM (GUBah)

61 What if it was a clown reaching out to you? Everyone loves clowns.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 10:03 PM (6FqZa)

62 The Sweet Jane with Hunter/Wagner on Rock and Roll Animal is really great.


Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM


Yes. It certainly is.

Posted by: otho at April 11, 2017 10:03 PM (lmIoG)

63 How about "synergy"??? WTF is that about?

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 10:03 PM (JNDQi)

64 People love him for it.

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 10:02 PM (sBOL1)

Well, that and the cookies you send with him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 10:04 PM (rF0hx)

65 I have a very good friend who refuses to stay in a meeting for more than 1/2 hour. He gets up and leaves and says if you can't get your business done in that time you've no business meeting.

And he's 100% right.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 11, 2017 10:04 PM (lJW6d)

66 53ist?

Posted by: Common Tater at April 11, 2017 10:04 PM (8xb3Q)

67 Let's "reset".

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 11, 2017 10:04 PM (LTHVh)

68 it's time to learn from our mistakes and demand thay Mike Pencil resigns so Trump can make that wonderful Hillary Clinton vice president and then trump can resign, it's the only way to save out country from disaster and it's want the people want.

And that Gore such guy needs to resign so President Obama can become a supreme court judge and educate the others judges about the Constituition.

Posted by: mallfly Cloggenstein of Obama VT at April 11, 2017 10:04 PM (b7fwp)

69 "At the end of the day"

Yeah, I'm gong home, bite me.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 11, 2017 10:04 PM (O4wiF)

70 >>Whatever happened to the clowns in the woods? I
haven't heard any reports lately. Another Trump administration victory?
Clown free woods.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

Hillary is back on the streets.

Posted by: Aviator at April 11, 2017 10:04 PM (/Nite)

71
60 You keep a straight face?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 09:59 PM (UmhSQ)


I'm currently organizing an effort for everyone in the office to buy him some kind of calendar for Christmas. Kitten calendars, sexy fireman calendars, auto parts calendars, wildlife calendars, fat chick calendars, etc.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:03 PM (GUBah)






Make sure that for this coming Christmas, they're all 2017 Calendars.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (cuZZW)

72 And our good conservative buddies at Twitchy approvingly quoting Kilgore Trout about Spicer's gaaaaaffe. Well, that's convinced me... Spicer must go!!!

Assholes.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (nlbfN)

73 Meetings! Where minutes are taken and hours are wasted.


Don't get me started on meetings!

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (lJW6d)

74 Decision Desk calls KS for non-Dem.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (JyFLk)

75 Clown Motel

Have you heard about Clown Motel's great new promotion?

If you and your party get assigned to the room with the dead clown corpse in the closet, your next stay is free!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (qazQh)

76 I work from home too, at least 3 days a week. I'm much more productive at home. At work, there are always 1-2 people who stop by my office and jawbone for half an hour to an hour.
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In my last job my coworker/supervisor would never cease to stop by my cubicle and talk about the New York Mets. Between him and the motormouth busybody who never worked because she was so busy checking other people's work, it's a wonder how my mugshot didn't end up on the 11 o clock news.

I love not being trapped an office and within a 40 hour week span. Now I never consider myself truly "off" work, so I can space out the workload and reduce the stress tremendously, and due to the miracles of mobile technology, the entire world is my office.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (H5g3t)

77 --
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I have a co-worker who loves the sound of his voice. ..
Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 09:54 PM

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Your co-worker was a insignificant piker. My love for My Voice is the quintessence of the concept and is more intense by a factor of billions... and billions...

Posted by: Carl Sagan at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (vqzjE)

78 IIRC the backing band on that Lou Reed album is the original Alice Cooper band, loaned out.

They're underrated

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (bQxkN)

79 Make sure that for this coming Christmas, they're all 2017 Calendars.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (cuZZW)



I'm encouraging the older, the better. Oldest submission gets a bottle of bourbon.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:06 PM (GUBah)

80 Nice ONT. I think we stayed at that hotel back in '82.

That was when I was married to the ex, who left me after 26 years of marriage to join the circus.

Coincidence? or Destiny.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2017 10:06 PM (LwrKF)

81 "My husband has made it one of his missions to have extremely short and effective meetings. People love him for it."

Crap. Didn't work for me for some reason.

Posted by: Don Rumsfeld at April 11, 2017 10:06 PM (noWW6)

82 I guess the Dying Meth-Addicted Hooker Motel chain didn't catch on.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 10:06 PM (6FqZa)

83 The J. Geils Band live album is still great. Mine still sucks

Posted by: Peter Frampton at April 11, 2017 10:06 PM (bc2Lc)

84 Dear Airlines:

If you are going to bump me off a flight I paid for because you cannot manage your bookings properly, then I want you to buy me a first-class seat on the next available flight out of Dodge, plus a first-class hotel room if I have to overnight in Dodge or at some waypoint in Buttfucknowhere.

Maybe if you have to eat that often enough, you will learn to book 98% of your seats, and offer up the other 2% to standby passengers at half-price.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM (0deF2)

85 Well, that and the cookies you send with him.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 10:04 PM
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You know, I haven't done that in a while. I should. People who do that are nice. I should be nice.

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM (sBOL1)

86 John Warren Geils Jr., the artist known professionally as J. Geils who gave his name to the 1980s rock group he founded, The J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Mass., home Tuesday. He was 71.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM (e8kgV)

87 66
53ist?

Posted by: Common Tater at April 11, 2017 10:04 PM (8xb3Q)

Almost... only 13 off.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM (FTXAT)

88 Oooh oooh more meeting bs:

Make lemonade from the lemons

In my prior life

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM (hscyr)

89 So with Estes about to win in Kansas can we officially claim the era of "the resistance" is over?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM (aZq03)

90 Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 10:02 PM (sBOL1)

Take that pork chop off around his neck and we will see how well loved he is


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM (UmhSQ)

91 Hey everybody.

Anybody here tried Doordash yet? Supposedly you can now get Jack In The Box, and food from other restaurants, delivered to your door with this service.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 10:02 PM (qazQh)

I've heard of a few of these services around the country. Sounds like a good opportunity to give more people a chance to spit in your food.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 11, 2017 10:08 PM (Jcg9Q)

92 Palpatine was here last night. He's getting hitched or something....I think....if some General says yes or something like that

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 09:53 PM (JNDQi)

All systems go, then. Awaiting with bated breath the results of his siege.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 10:08 PM (tHwdc)

93
79 Make sure that for this coming Christmas, they're all 2017 Calendars.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (cuZZW)


I'm encouraging the older, the better. Oldest submission gets a bottle of bourbon.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:06 PM (GUBah)








They're not "old", they're vintage.

And be careful. If you go too old, they become antiques and actually start having some value.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 11, 2017 10:08 PM (cuZZW)

94 All we are is clowns in the woods.

Posted by: Kansas at April 11, 2017 10:08 PM (IqV8l)

95 Skype meetings are a thing now at my company.

I got a meeting request this afternoon that was titled, "Kickoff Meeting". Came from a guy i have never heard of. So i look upnhis phone numbervand call him.

Me: "Hi, this is tbodie and i just received a meeting invite from you. What are we kicking off?"

Anonymous meeting requestor: "I don't know. My boss just asked me to send the request so everyone has it on their calender."

I. Can't. Wait.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:09 PM (bF/TV)

96 For the last 25 years, J. Geils was primarily a sports car restorer.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2017 10:09 PM (H5rtT)

97 The Clown Hotel, where it IS your circus and they ARE your monkeys.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2017 10:09 PM (LwrKF)

98 of course people love clowns. Otherwise explain the 2008 and 2012 elections.

Also, yeah, Hitler was a guy with meetings, but he knew how to take charge. Screaming and foaming at the mouth are two of the secrets to holding successful meetings. Also taking ten minutes to answer a question when you don't have an answer on a teleprompter.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at April 11, 2017 10:09 PM (b7fwp)

99 Decision Desk calls KS for non-Dem.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (JyFLk)

So if he wins by less than 30 points, will the Dem scum call that a win?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 11, 2017 10:10 PM (Jcg9Q)

100
I saw Hooker Motel open for Pat Travers at the Cow Palace back in '79.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 11, 2017 10:10 PM (cuZZW)

101
And our good conservative buddies at Twitchy approvingly quoting Kilgore
Trout about Spicer's gaaaaaffe. Well, that's convinced me... Spicer
must go!!!

Assholes.


Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (nlbfN)

Yeah they are... this is a stupid reason to ask someone to fall on their sword.

Course Nunes' resignation from heading the CIA hacking investigation is just the most recent example of Republicans being just that stupid.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 11, 2017 10:10 PM (FTXAT)

102 Posted by: Carl Sagan at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (vqzjE)

Lol.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:10 PM (bF/TV)

103 I'll never forget a time when I developed a powerpoint presentation in plain English, and my boss changed a few words around to add corporate buzzspeak that made my veins pulp with rage.

It went from a slide saying "If we take this approach, our performance will increase 33%"

to

"If we energistically syndicate our product deliverables we'll be able to uniquely supply leveraged data by the tune of a 33% increase of ROI"

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 11, 2017 10:11 PM (H5g3t)

104 Love Stinks

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at April 11, 2017 10:11 PM (e8kgV)

105 "Also, yeah, Hitler was a guy with meetings"

He actually had a bomb at a meeting, as opposed to a bomb OF a meeting.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 11, 2017 10:11 PM (O4wiF)

106 Bet that Clown Motel has lots of spiders, too.

Lots!

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at April 11, 2017 10:11 PM (jlSRZ)

107 All systems go, then. Awaiting with bated breath the results of his siege.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 10:08 PM (tHwdc)


I imagine swords will be involved.

Somehow, he always manages to get swords involved.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 10:11 PM (8nWyX)

108 Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:09 PM (bF/TV)

I have mentioned, Skype, FaceTime, go to meeting so many times they've asked me to stop. They say we want to see you in person

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:11 PM (UmhSQ)

109 Take that pork chop off around his neck and we will see how well loved he is


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017
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Hey! No cookies for you.

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 10:12 PM (sBOL1)

110 I didn't see "Bang for the Buck" but I realize I am old.

Posted by: JAS at April 11, 2017 10:12 PM (lcylG)

111 Got it backwards. Guys from the Lou Reed band joined the Alice Cooper band

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 11, 2017 10:12 PM (bQxkN)

112 Palpatine was here last night. He's getting hitched or something..

No woman can turn down a man with an armored train.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 11, 2017 10:12 PM (LTHVh)

113 So far, CNN has said WaPo has leaked 2 Trump associates who were subjects of FISA warrants. They seem to be trying to stave off the deluge. This is going to be interesting.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:13 PM (7dpmG)

114 104 Love Stinks

Piss on the Wall

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:13 PM (hscyr)

115 I don't even work but I still have to go to meetings at the school. I skipped yesterday's Campus Advisory committee meeting. So far, they haven't taken any of our advice.....pointless time waster to make someone feel like they're getting input from parents/teachers/ community members that they don't use anyway.

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 10:13 PM (JNDQi)

116 That was when I was married to the ex, who left me after 26 years of marriage to join the circus.

Coincidence? or Destiny.
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2017 10:06 PM (LwrKF)
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Oh my goodness! Was it Ringling Bros? Will he be out of z job now?

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 10:14 PM (sBOL1)

117 72 And our good conservative buddies at Twitchy approvingly quoting Kilgore Trout about Spicer's gaaaaaffe. Well, that's convinced me... Spicer must go!!!

Assholes.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (nlbfN)

Is that the same Kilgore Trout from LGF-infamy who posted racist comments on Hot Air once so that Chuckles could cry racism b/c the comments weren't deleted fast enough?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 11, 2017 10:14 PM (E/ibL)

118 88 Oooh oooh more meeting bs:

Make lemonade from the lemons

In my prior life
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM (hscyr)

It is what it is.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:15 PM (bF/TV)

119 I've been following the KS election all night and I was worried in the beginning when the first returns came in, but it must have been the early votes that the Democrats submitted.

In many ways, this is the story of November 8th, @ 9:20 pm.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2017 10:15 PM (LwrKF)

120 99 Decision Desk calls KS for non-Dem.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 11, 2017 10:05 PM (JyFLk)

So if he wins by less than 30 points, will the Dem scum call that a win?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 11, 2017 10:10 PM (Jcg9Q)

Right now it looks like Estes is gonna win by less than 10. Pompeo won the seat 6-months ago by 31.

I wouldn't call it a win but its certainly a warning shot across the GOPe bow, if they're smart enough to figure it out, which they're not.

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2017 10:15 PM (UmjAb)

121 Oooh oooh more meeting bs:

"Thank you for sharing" is another one.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 11, 2017 10:15 PM (3C9q2)

122 Now is that time of night when I peek in at PuffHo to learn what the Oootrraaazh Dwee Zhooor is today...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 11, 2017 10:15 PM (kP16F)

123
112 Palpatine was here last night. He's getting hitched or something..

No woman can turn down a man with an armored train.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 11, 2017 10:12 PM (LTHVh)









Just make sure her boyfriend isn't a mountain climber....

Posted by: Zombie Leon Trotsky at April 11, 2017 10:15 PM (cuZZW)

124 >>>They say we want to see you in person
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:11 PM (UmhSQ)


that must mean you're good lookin MH

Posted by: concrete girl at April 11, 2017 10:16 PM (eQSM0)

125 Somehow, he always manages to get swords involved.
------
Also whips and crops, I believe.

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 10:16 PM (JNDQi)

126 "The J. Geils Band live album is still great. Mine still sucks"

I posted earlier. In 73' I saw Geils headline over Frampton over Slade at the Academy on the 14th Street.

Frampton's set was quite close to his eponymous album. I thought pretty good, but I thought Slade had better commercial chances

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 11, 2017 10:17 PM (bQxkN)

127 Maybe this isn't universal, but I had one boss type
person who kept bringing up "low hanging fruit" that we should just deal
with.



I still cringe at the phrase 15 years later.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 11, 2017 10:01 PM (gTQoY)

Low-hanging fruit is popular on the ONT.
That's what I've heard, anyway.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 10:17 PM (tHwdc)

128 Right now it looks like Estes is gonna win by less than 10. Pompeo won the seat 6-months ago by 31.

I wouldn't call it a win but its certainly a warning shot across the GOPe bow, if they're smart enough to figure it out, which they're not.
Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2017 10:15 PM (UmjAb)

That and Sam Brownbeck, the current R gov of KS, isn't too popular at the moment. Not Chris Christie levels of bottom popularity, but close.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 11, 2017 10:17 PM (E/ibL)

129 *back, not beck, heh*.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (E/ibL)

130 Grab the 80% that 20% effort will get you and call it a day.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (LTHVh)

131 89 So with Estes about to win in Kansas can we officially claim the era of "the resistance" is over?
Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM (aZq03)


Oh God no, they've got a seat in GA all tee'd up to agitate the proles. then it's on to VA and NJ governorships, one if which they'll definitely win and then it's all "The Resistance isn't Futile, see!"

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (17QyB)

132 Oooh oooh more meeting bs:

"Thank you for sharing" is another one.
Posted by: Basement Cat at April 11, 2017 10:15 PM (3C9q2)


And "HR is calling security, why the hell aren't you wearing pants, what is wrong with you". Such a cliche meeting line.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (8nWyX)

133 "They say we want to see you in person"

Which kind is in question, but they are racists.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (O4wiF)

134 Yet another sumptuous and nicely spiced ONT, MH. With even a hint of leather and cigar box in the finish.


The Genius winner link is just sad - and nobody knows much yet about what actually happened. But a linked story on that page (also at BearingArms) is quite interesting - Chinese gun tourism to the US.


I know from anecdata at my indoor range that Chinese and other Asian foreign students make up a significant part of the non-member flow. It's noticeable, and consistent. It follows exactly the pattern the article describes.


A friend runs a small summer institute for selected young people from various countries (most of them conflict zones) around the world. Somewhat elite-ish. He said the consistent favorite or second-favorite fun activity in past summers has been the day at the shooting range, which I help out with. Only youngsters not bothering with the shooting have been Israelis - all with previous service, all of them fine with the shooting outing, just not that excited (for obvious reasons).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (QDnY+)

135
Anybody here tried Doordash yet?
"DoorDash CEO Tony Xu, an immigrant who moved to the U.S. more than 20 years ago, tweeted his disdain for Trump's executive order, calling it a miguided, blunt solution to a complicated, nuanced problem. Xu offered free food to al lawyers working prop bono over the weekend to help immigrants under duress from Trump's order."
--"Big Business Fights Back Against Trump"
Why, no. No, I have not. What does quick-delivery disdain taste like?




Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (H5rtT)

136 The one thing that is worse than a unit meeting, or a staff meeting, is a bad teleconfrencing call

Fortunately there are professionals that can help with that

https://youtu.be/EBk6G4s6UBE

Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (ii4h0)

137
Is that the same Kilgore Trout from LGF-infamy who posted racist comments on Hot Air once so that Chuckles could cry racism b/c the comments weren't deleted fast enough?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 11, 2017 10:14 PM (E/ibL)







I'm pretty sure he pulled the same stunt here at the HQ, posting racist shit on ONT at 2 or 3 in the am, and screaming when it wasn't immediately deleted.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (cuZZW)

138 Well, Hitler, by his own lights, didn't gas his "own" people, either. The people he gassed were regarded as "untermenschen" who had no place in Germany.

Is there any reliable independent evidence that Assad gassed anybody? The "victims'" reports of seeing multiple colors do not comport well with known reactions to nerve gas. Maybe he was just popping multi-colored smoke grenades?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2017 10:19 PM (0deF2)

139 128 Right now it looks like Estes is gonna win by less than 10. Pompeo won the seat 6-months ago by 31.

I wouldn't call it a win but its certainly a warning shot across the GOPe bow, if they're smart enough to figure it out, which they're not.
Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2017 10:15 PM (UmjAb)

That and Sam Brownbeck, the current R gov of KS, isn't too popular at the moment. Not Chris Christie levels of bottom popularity, but close.
Posted by: Thrawn at April 11, 2017 10:17 PM (E/ibL)


That's going to be the talking point at dKos tomorrow. Bet on it.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at April 11, 2017 10:19 PM (17QyB)

140 Yes, Thrawn, he is.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2017 10:20 PM (nlbfN)

141 127 Low-hanging fruit is popular on the ONT.
That's what I've heard, anyway.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 10:17 PM (

Hmmm. So scrotum lifts aren't all the rage anymore.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:20 PM (hscyr)

142 That's going to be the talking point at dKos tomorrow. Bet on it.


It's a moral victory, which we call 'a loss'.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 11, 2017 10:21 PM (LTHVh)

143 Posted by: concrete girl at April 11, 2017 10:16 PM (eQSM0)

Wow, that was sweet

Blushes in his lonely clown motel room

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:21 PM (UmhSQ)

144 If you're at a meeting, you're not working ~ me

Posted by: Dancing Queen at April 11, 2017 10:21 PM (+51lA)

145 i used to have to go to personel meetings every week. we had no hr. the veep ran the meetings. heanswered to noone.
sme jewels from this guy.

"he's so inept, he'd fuck up a one car funeral."
"whats his fuckin problem, drugs, or booze?"

you know shit that would get you sued today.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 11, 2017 10:21 PM (KP5rU)

146 Don't Eat the Brown Sarin!

Posted by: Wavy Gravy at April 11, 2017 10:21 PM (2Vobm)

147 Ask for the Henry Reed Special at the Clown Motel and prepare yourself for a treat.

Posted by: Max Power at April 11, 2017 10:21 PM (q177U)

148 Who is Ana Navarro? If she is conservative, why does she hat PDT with such fire?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:23 PM (7dpmG)

149 Do we have any rooms?

Let me check...

We do.

The Gacy Suite is unoccupied.

Posted by: Clown Motel Desk Clerk at April 11, 2017 10:23 PM (2Vobm)

150 The "victims'" reports of seeing multiple colors do not comport well with known reactions to nerve gas. Maybe he was just popping multi-colored smoke grenades?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2017 10:19 PM (0deF2)


It could have been the start of a KISS concert.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 10:24 PM (JZdsf)

151 >>Who is Ana Navarro?


She played guitar for jane's addiction.

Posted by: Clown Motel Desk Clerk at April 11, 2017 10:24 PM (2Vobm)

152 I overheard someone mention your name
I overheard, now my heart feels the pain
I thought that I would get over you with time
but here you are again, you're back in my mind

Time goes slowly since you've gone away
life goes slowly since you've gone away

Do you, do you remember when
our hearts, our hearts were together then
you're gone, we're out on our own again
my love, do you remember when

I walk the room where we both used to sit
I walk the room and I refuse to admit
that I'm all alone and our love's been left behind
and now once again, you are back in my mind

Life's so empty since you've gone away
I'm so empty since you've gone away

Do you, do you remember when
our hearts, our hearts were together then
you're gone, we're out on our own again
my love, do you remember when

Do you, do you remember when
our hearts, our hearts were together then
you're gone, we're out on our own again
my love, do you remember when

You're gone
you're gone
you're gone... (do you remember when)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 10:24 PM (qazQh)

153 Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 11, 2017 10:21 PM (KP5rU)

So you were the VP?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:24 PM (UmhSQ)

154 The Staff Meeting Bingo sheet is missing "take things to the next
level". Which is my personal stabby-stabby inspiration for unrestrained
murderous mayhem.

The ten thousand foot view
Synergy
Drill down

Posted by: tu3031 at April 11, 2017 10:24 PM (qJhUV)

155 Who is Ana Navarro? If she is conservative, why does she hat PDT with such fire?


Go on Twitter and ask AmishDude. It's a fascinating psychological syndrome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 10:24 PM (JZdsf)

156 And I like the ear worm.

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 10:25 PM (sBOL1)

157 it used to be that only Peter Sellers could do an American accent


now every Brit, Mick, Aussie, Jock, and Kiwi can. Bummer, man


the guy in Amazon's "Patriot" is a f*ckin Kiwi

Posted by: Wanda Jean ( always clean ) at April 11, 2017 10:25 PM (ihtYN)

158 Malkin used to call him Switchback back when he was a Senator. I think the vote was for the 2006 amnesty, which he voted for, and then when the rest of the vote started to go against, he hurriedly changed his vote to against, too.

He's a slug.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 10:25 PM (6FqZa)

159 Oh God no, they've got a seat in GA all tee'd up to
agitate the proles. then it's on to VA and NJ governorships, one if
which they'll definitely win and then it's all "The Resistance isn't
Futile, see!"

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at April 11, 2017 10:18 PM (17QyB)

The Va GOP is doing its best to throw this governorship to the Dems again, too. They are determined that Ed "I was an Enron Lobbyist" Gillespie will be their candidate... and never mind he already lost a Senate race not 3 years ago.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 11, 2017 10:25 PM (FTXAT)

160 150 It could have been the start of a KISS concert.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 10:24 PM (

More like the middle of a dead show.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:25 PM (hscyr)

161 *Blushes in his lonely clown motel room
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:21 PM (UmhSQ)*

So, on the road and you booked the Clown Motel.

Slow golf clap.

That right there is Moron level commitment to generating ONT material!

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:25 PM (bF/TV)

162 153: nope. but, damn he was one of a kind. got results though.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 11, 2017 10:25 PM (KP5rU)

163 You know, I bet Negan loved meetings especially if he got to run them.

Posted by: sinalco at April 11, 2017 10:25 PM (yODqO)

164 That clown place can just go screw themselves.

Posted by: Eromero at April 11, 2017 10:25 PM (zLDYs)

165 Something about that picture says, more eloquently than mere words, "Drive On to the Next Town".

g'night foax

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at April 11, 2017 10:26 PM (KGH7Z)

166 When I worked for the City, we called it Bullsht Bingo. And it was the only thing that made some meetings tolerable.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 11, 2017 10:26 PM (EZebt)

167 Who is Ana Navarro?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:23 PM (7dpmG)


Biomechanically-augmented UNATCO agent in Deus Ex.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 10:26 PM (8nWyX)

168 So, on the road and you booked the Clown Motel.


On the plus side, it's easy to spot the airport shuttle. It's got 25 clowns in it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 10:26 PM (JZdsf)

169 Is that picture from the Rob Zombie movie? Yes or No only, please.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:27 PM (7dpmG)

170 That and Sam Brownbeck, the current R gov of KS, isn't too popular at the moment.


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



Credit where credit is due... Brownbeck had the good sense to not let the legislature put Kansans in a fiscal hole by expanding Medicaid.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 11, 2017 10:27 PM (FTXAT)

171 Favorite story of a well-run meeting was the final briefing for the commander of the XVIIIth Airborne Corps in Desert Storm (the huge heliborne lift and forward positioning of supplies on the left flank).


Big sand-table briefing. Each component subordinate says/shows his part. Complex operation, huge.


When they're done, they all stand there, waiting to get grilled. Commander says "You're going to make history, don't fuck it up" - and walks out. (this is the version provided in several books done at the time)


Now THAT is a meeting (actually, that is a well-trained and competent organization where the subordinates were given responsibility and authority and appeared to do their jobs well).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 10:28 PM (nIGPZ)

172 I was a program director (govt) for a large statewide program. I detest meetings and find that most are a waste of time.

When I had to meet with my staff, I handed them a piece of paper stating the purpose of the meeting and a short agenda. My goal was to conclude the meeting within 30 minutes. I would go through the agenda at warp speed then ask for comments. My staff did most of the talking.

Other program directors would schedule 3 day meetings to cover what I did in 30 minutes. My staff adored me.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at April 11, 2017 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

173 And I'm beginning to think the picture of the beer and whiskey may have been dinner for Mis Hum.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:29 PM (bF/TV)

174
**rocking on the floor in a closet, avoiding the handmade bed**

Can't sleep... clown will eat me.

Can't sleep... clown will eat me.

Can't sleep... clown will eat me.

Posted by: kid, staying at the Clown Motel at April 11, 2017 10:30 PM (jlSRZ)

175 We need to leverage our synergies here guys. Let's be proactive, not reactive!

Posted by: Common Tater at April 11, 2017 10:30 PM (8xb3Q)

176 Lol, reporters were trying to help Spice.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:31 PM (7dpmG)

177 How many rules of gun safety were violated?

All of them...

Posted by: Usntakim at April 11, 2017 10:31 PM (hMqvx)

178 Is that the same Kilgore Trout from LGF-infamy who
posted racist comments on Hot Air once so that Chuckles could cry racism
b/c the comments weren't deleted fast enough?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 11, 2017 10:14 PM (E/ibL)

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

He was Killgore Trout when he was an edgy conservative. Now Kilgore when he is whatever he is now.

Posted by: Javems at April 11, 2017 10:31 PM (yOqwj)

179 BTW MisHum, that is one cool looking shot glass.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:32 PM (bF/TV)

180
Staff Meeting Bingo is missing one of my least favorite phrases "Moving Forward" as in:

Moving forward we'll be implementing best practice procedures designed to take us to the next level and really move the needle and I think if you're drinking the kool-aid at the end of the day you'll agree this no-brainer is a win/win.



Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at April 11, 2017 10:32 PM (TixTl)

181 Have been at one outfit where almost all meetings allowed no sitting. This ensured little time was wasted there.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 10:32 PM (iynDC)

182 Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:29 PM (bF/TV)

Ha

But I did manage to go to the Gander Mt going out of business sale and contributed to the local economy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:33 PM (UmhSQ)

183 I'm extremely disappointed this wasn't in the ONT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4

Weird Al Yankovic - Mission Statement

Posted by: Viridian at April 11, 2017 10:33 PM (mVnZo)

184 If you hear the word "rightsizing" at a meeting, start your job search right away.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 11, 2017 10:33 PM (O4wiF)

185 That Meeting Bingo is total bullshit.

If you aren't "drilling down," then it's not a real meeting

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 10:33 PM (rF0hx)

186 Can't sleep... clown will eat me.
Posted by: kid, staying at the Clown Motel at April 11, 2017 10:30 PM (jlSRZ)

No, so long as you're under the covers, you're good. Don't let your arm hang down off the side of the bed or anything stupid, either.

Posted by: What Every Kid Knows at April 11, 2017 10:34 PM (8xb3Q)

187 "reaching out" (subject of an earlier HQ thread) is also missing from the Bingo sheet.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 10:34 PM (iynDC)

188 *But I did manage to go to the Gander Mt going out of business sale and contributed to the local economy*

Sometimes the travel pays off. Good for you.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:35 PM (bF/TV)

189 Rhomboid, I have a business in my building that has brainstorming meetings with those standing bar tables. They had "team breakouts" today. Bizarre and cultish

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:36 PM (7dpmG)

190 Gallieni, the French general who saved Paris (and, by the way, France) in WWI, was famous for having all of his meetings standing up. They were usually finished in about ten minutes.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 11, 2017 10:36 PM (082lp)

191 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 10:33 PM (rF0hx)

I heard today "we live for customer service"
The HR babe said that
I thought the HR babe needed to get laid
I kept met mouth shut
I considered that a victory

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:37 PM (UmhSQ)

192 Ugh!!! "Team building"

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 10:37 PM (JNDQi)

193 * If you hear the word "rightsizing" at a meeting, start your job search right away.*

Word.

Posted by: 300000 former oilfield workers at April 11, 2017 10:37 PM (bF/TV)

194 meeting bullshit that made me want to go postal:

wrap your head around.
synergy.
customer focused.
big picture.

it was ALL bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 11, 2017 10:38 PM (KP5rU)

195 Delphi Technique BS? Course it's on steroids now.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 11, 2017 10:38 PM (8xb3Q)

196 Bingo game is missing 'Synergy', 'Square the Circle', and most importantly, 'Seamless Intergration'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 10:38 PM (ZO497)

197 "Holistic"

That one drives me up the wall.

Drivers up:

"Top Down"
"Bottom Up"
"Synergy"
"Best Practices"

Not at the top, but rising fast:

"Optimization"
"Convergence"

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:39 PM (GUBah)

198 Pro Tip - HR babes are easy. Most are named Megyn.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2017 10:39 PM (2Vobm)

199 Pete Seria @65:

"I have a very good friend who refuses to stay in a meeting for more than 1/2 hour. He gets up and leaves and says if you can't get your business done in that time you've no business meeting."

The British Maj. Gen. Orde Wingate was right on that difficult borderline between genius and bat-guano insane. As a junior officer he would bring an alarm clock to staff meetings and place it on the table. After it went off he would stand and tell much-senior officers, "Well, gentlemen, you've talked for an hour and accomplished absolutely nothing. I can't spend any more time with you."

He achieved high rank because a great big war was on. I have no idea how he first achieved middle rank, but my hat is off to him.

Posted by: JPS at April 11, 2017 10:39 PM (9ziuC)

200 Had an interesting chat with an interesting Brit visitor today. He's not a political sort but appears to have some good instincts.


He had a screen capture of a FB post he did in long before the conventions or election predicting Trump would be the next president, and basically why. For which he received incredible abuse and mockery.


Also had predicted Brexit. Seemed to have a very good common sense instinct on things political. He's just a tiny bit more optimistic than I am (in many ways I see Brexit and Trump and speed-bumps, reprieves, not changes of direction), but not much.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 10:39 PM (iynDC)

201 Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:35 PM (bF/TV)

Now if Gander had a bar a win/win

Bingo

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:39 PM (UmhSQ)

202 I never had one meeting at the tanning salon. "Here's what we're pushing in the lotions. It was on sale, so we cal sell it for less than down the street. Tell X, Y and Z that's what we're doing."

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 11, 2017 10:40 PM (6gk0M)

203 'Seamless Intergration'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,
------------

'Intergration'?

Integration.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 10:40 PM (ZO497)

204 This thread could have used the Futurama Episode where the 80s business guy takes over Planet Express.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2017 10:40 PM (2Vobm)

205 I heard today "we live for customer service"

The HR babe said that

I thought the HR babe needed to get laid

I kept met mouth shut

I considered that a victory

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:37 PM (UmhSQ)


Yet, you pay squat and I'm unlaid.

Posted by: Customer Service Cubicle 5003 at April 11, 2017 10:40 PM (tHwdc)

206 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2017 10:19 PM (0deF2)


Some really interesting video out there of "white helmet hazmat" teams taking care of Sarin victims while "citizens" with absolutely no protective gear wander through the same area. Hard to know what to believe anymore.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 10:40 PM (gwPgz)

207 Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:39 PM (GUBah)

I hate synergy I cringe

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:41 PM (UmhSQ)

208 But I did manage to go to the Gander Mt going out of business sale and contributed to the local economy
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:33 PM (UmhSQ)



So you got away with paying on 150% of MSRP rather than 200%?

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:41 PM (GUBah)

209 --
--
"reaching out" (subject of an earlier HQ thread) is also missing from the Bingo sheet.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 10:34 PM

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

-Dirty Word. Dirty Phrase. Incomprehensible Filthy Gibberish.- I hate "reaching out". I guess I missed the thread about it, but if I could murder that phrase with a tack-hammer, I would.

Posted by: irright at April 11, 2017 10:41 PM (vqzjE)

210 Bebes!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:43 PM (cPsPa)

211 SIgh.

Evenin' all.

I have now determined a new trajectory in my life:

My boss (I work remotely) leaves town. I don't hear from him for a week or so

He returns, and is completely overwhelmed. If I ask questions via email, I get hostile half responses at best and have to make do with whatever information I get thrown my way.

I get dishearted and go into hardcore "I need a new job NOW " mode.

In about a week, he's back to himself.

Then he leaves town again.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Hopefully. the horde is having an easier time in life...



Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 10:44 PM (FkAXz)

212 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: Original Jake at April 11, 2017 10:44 PM (6f2eJ)

213 Gotta remember to add book/s on Ord Wingate to my million-item long list of books to be read on my library account.


Only meeting I ever made mandatory when I was in a position to do such things involved tasting new kinds of wine and cheese, on Friday afternoons. Rome, so .....


Granted it was a small office, but attendance was perfect.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 10:44 PM (iynDC)

214 Hard to beat https://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/

PROACTIVELY "FROM THE SEA"; AN AGENT OF CHANGE LEVERAGING THE LITTORAL BEST PRACTICES FOR A PARADIGM BREAKING SIX-SIGMA BEST BUSINESS CASE TO SYNERGIZE A CONSISTENT DESIGN IN THE GLOBAL COMMONS, RIGHTSIZING THE CORE VALUES SUPPORTING OUR MISSION STATEMENT VIA THE 5-VECTOR MODEL THROUGH CULTURAL DIVERSITY.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 10:44 PM (gwPgz)

215 Y5! Don't know how long I'll last tonight. Sick again. I feel like ass. How are you?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:45 PM (hscyr)

216 *Now if Gander had a bar a win/win

Bingo
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:39 PM (UmhSQ)*

True story:
1981 i was in Houston working that summer. Buddy decides he need new cowboy boots and drags me along with him. 1st place we go they have boots, hats and an open bar. Probably the only shopping trip i ever enjoyed.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:45 PM (bF/TV)

217 You know what sucks? Burning off a box of ammo at the range, and consistently jerking shots low and right.

After 10 or 20 rounds you think, "dammit, that's it, I'm quitting for the day". The next thought is, "If you quit, you won't get it squared away". So, you stay with it, and just end up with less ammo then you had before.

Note to self: Cut down on the caffeine on range days.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 10:45 PM (ZO497)

218 So you got away with paying on 150% of MSRP rather than 200%?

CB I walked away with several items I needed and got a good deal
Walked away spending less than a Benjamin

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:45 PM (UmhSQ)

219 Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 10:44 PM (gwPgz)

SHIPMATE, YOU NEED TO EMPOWER THE WARFIGHTER ON THE POINTY END OF THE SPEAR TO GET INSIDE THE ENEMY'S OODA LOOP AND PUT HIM ON THE HORNS OF A DILEMMA.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 10:46 PM (8nWyX)

220 214; i'm sold. where do i sign up?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 11, 2017 10:46 PM (KP5rU)

221 -Dirty Word. Dirty Phrase. Incomprehensible Filthy
Gibberish.- I hate "reaching out". I guess I missed the thread about it,
but if I could murder that phrase with a tack-hammer, I would.



Posted by: irright at April 11, 2017 10:41 PM (vqzjE)

This is the only good Reaching Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4V3Ix-E3qY

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 10:46 PM (tHwdc)

222 Y5! Don't know how long I'll last tonight. Sick again. I feel like ass. How are you?
Posted by: bebe's boobs





well enough thanks. glad you made it at all. what is the ailment?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:46 PM (cPsPa)

223 Symphonic Metal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKdzDgw7T48

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 10:46 PM (6FqZa)

224 Years ago I attended a transportation conference where the keynote speaker was a turnaround artist. He was, at that time, running for mayor of Dallas. (I can't remember his name.) I do remember, however, what he said.

He said that the signs of a sick company are Too many meetings and too many reports: One says they don't know where they're going and the other says they don't know where they've been.

It stuck with me.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 11, 2017 10:47 PM (nAp1e)

225 -Dirty Word. Dirty Phrase. Incomprehensible Filthy Gibberish.- I hate "reaching out". I guess I missed the thread about it, but if I could murder that phrase with a tack-hammer, I would.

Posted by: irright
--------

It causes me to want to reach out and strangle someone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 10:47 PM (ZO497)

226 222 well enough thanks. glad you made it at all. what is the ailment?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:46 PM (cPsPa)

Sore throats, snots, low grade fever.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:48 PM (hscyr)

227 'nother pro tip: not all HR babes are 'babes'

but there are some smoking HR babes found

Posted by: Original Jake at April 11, 2017 10:48 PM (6f2eJ)

228 We're having another meeting tomorrow! We can't make sense of these reports!

Posted by: Sears Holdings Corporation at April 11, 2017 10:48 PM (qazQh)

229 >>consistently jerking shots low and right.


They usually end up smack in my face.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 11, 2017 10:48 PM (/Nite)

230 10 or 20 rounds you think, "dammit, that's it, I'm quitting for the day". The next thought is, "If you quit, you won't get it squared away". So, you stay with it, and just end up with less ammo then you had before.

Note to self: Cut down on the caffeine on range days.
Posted by: Mike Hammer




you know my friend in college had some roommates that burned off ammo in a different way. they would put a round on the burner of the stove and run and hide in the next room until it went off. then giggle like idiots.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:48 PM (cPsPa)

231 What Scott Adams said years ago about HR people is true.

They're cute, cuddly, and don't care if you live or die.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 10:49 PM (qazQh)

232 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:45 PM (UmhSQ)

Sounds like they may have actually finally lowered their prices to GOOB levels. We have one here; a buddy went by to try to load up when they first announced GOOB sales and told me they were *still* more expensive than Cabela's (we have one of those here, too).

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:49 PM (GUBah)

233 That safety thing is a real threat. I have this HK and had some trigger work done on it. Never had a second thought to check the safety, and that is a pistol that is carried 'cocked and locked' like a 911. Anyway, just on a whim one day a couple years later I decided to check the safety and sure enough, safety on, pull trigger, and it goes bang. Not good. At least the muzzle wasn't pointed somewhere risky. Rule #1


Posted by: Last at April 11, 2017 10:49 PM (8HiDF)

234 He said that the signs of a sick company are Too many meetings and too many reports: One says they don't know where they're going and the other says they don't know where they've been.
------
Sounds like our school district and city. Sick!

Posted by: lindarising at April 11, 2017 10:49 PM (JNDQi)

235 You know what sucks? Burning off a box of ammo at the range, and consistently jerking shots low and right.
=======

rifle or pistol?

Posted by: Original Jake at April 11, 2017 10:49 PM (6f2eJ)

236 'ello, Horde! Happy Blessed Passover to you.

a coworker and I once made each other laugh for 5 minutes congratulating me on being invited and available to go to the insurance webinar that day.

Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 10:50 PM (8mO0Q)

237 Tomorrows conclusion will be the Underwriting dept coming into the claims meeting defending their lazy and unacceptable ways of accepting totally shitty risks.

Yes I have no opinion about their lack of productive work

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:50 PM (UmhSQ)

238 >consistently jerking shots low and right.

Heh. That's dirty.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:50 PM (hscyr)

239
Reach out, reach out and touch someone.

With clown.

https://youtu.be/yt6DvapiK-w

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 10:50 PM (IqV8l)

240 Despite all the amputations...

[You blew the margins. CBD]

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:50 PM (7dpmG)

241 Looks like there's still some sanity in my native state:

https://tinyurl.com/mu7zexk

Tennessee says no in state tuition for illegals.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:50 PM (GUBah)

242 *He said that the signs of a sick company are Too many meetings and too many reports: One says they don't know where they're going and the other says they don't know where they've been. *

Oh. My.



Shit! Where did i file that resume!?

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 10:51 PM (bF/TV)

243 Hrothgar,

"Some really interesting video out there of 'white helmet hazmat' teams taking care of Sarin victims while 'citizens' with absolutely no protective gear wander through the same area."

Might or might not be a gotcha. Sarin's not very persistent. If you got slimed, you could still be clinging to life well after the area around you is safe. Certainly they'd still be working on the deceased well after the agent had evaporated and drifted away - the chance of secondary contamination from the casualties is nonzero but small.

Not opining either way, just saying it's not obviously a hoax.

Posted by: JPS at April 11, 2017 10:51 PM (9ziuC)

244 Was at a Kmart a few days ago, looking to see if they had any pre-packaged dress shirts. They didn't, it was stupid of me to think they carried them.

But oh man, the place was depressing. Store was practically empty. Lots of messy, understocked shelves. Was obvious no one working there cared about what they were doing.

Sears really needs to clean house, or they'll be gone within five years. Unfortunately they don't seem to have the courage to really do it. I don't know how they've managed to hold on this long.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 10:52 PM (qazQh)

245 High. Level. Overview.

Can't even begin to count how many times I've heard that phrase at this new job (well, new, since late Oct).

Always with the promise of more specifics, of which there are usually none to follow.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at April 11, 2017 10:52 PM (jlSRZ)

246 When you have to excuse yourself from one meeting to attend another, then you're closing in on max inefficiency. When neither of the meetings have any impact on you other than sucking away the time (which you can't spare) that you have for your real job, then the rot is complete.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 10:52 PM (ZO497)

247 Sore throats, snots, low grade fever.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




yeesh. think I had that. sleep and liquids. I actually had something similar and did not get entirely rid of it so it came back like obi wan kenobi with a vengance. second doctor gave me amoxicillin which cleared it up.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:52 PM (cPsPa)

248 I heard that UA stock lost $830 million today. UA would have been better off offering Dr. No $1 million and an all expense paid night at the best whore house in Chicago.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 10:52 PM (Nwg0u)

249 I kept met mouth shut

I considered that a victory


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:37 PM
---

Oh, that's a huge one.

I consider it a massive WIN when I decide something is not my business/ I don't need to get involved.

Metaphorically walk away is a great tactic.

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 10:53 PM (FkAXz)

250 When you have to excuse yourself from one meeting to attend another, then you're closing in on max inefficiency. When neither of the meetings have any impact on you other than sucking away the time (which you can't spare) that you have for your real job, then the rot is complete.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,




max inefficiency is when you excuse yourself from one meeting to go to another meeting which is on a conference call with the first meeting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:54 PM (cPsPa)

251 Thank you, CBD.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:54 PM (7dpmG)

252 Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:49 PM (GUBah)

Depends on what you're buying.
Some stuff I think is too high
But other items lowered price plus daily discount

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:54 PM (UmhSQ)

253 I'm loving my new bright and shiny vpn.

I am locked down on the internet. Nothing can touch me. No log VPN, Protonmail.

I feel...free and...immortal.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 11, 2017 10:54 PM (+14dW)

254 Sears really needs to clean house, or they'll be gone within five years.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 10:52 PM (qazQh)


I give them two, tops.

https://tinyurl.com/j534v8y

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:54 PM (GUBah)

255 Was at a Kmart a few days ago, looking to see if they had any pre-packaged dress shirts. They didn't, it was stupid of me to think they carried them.

But oh man, the place was depressing. Store was practically empty. Lots of messy, understocked shelves. Was obvious no one working there cared about what they were doing.

Sears really needs to clean house, or they'll be gone within five years. Unfortunately they don't seem to have the courage to really do it. I don't know how they've managed to hold on this long.
Posted by: qdpsteve




they have already done it at least once.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:55 PM (cPsPa)

256 Which stocks would the Horde say will be demoted out of blue-chip status in the next few years, everyone?

My guesses would be:

- Sears (if it hasn't already been demoted)
- McDonalds
...and probably a number of other department store conglomerates

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 10:55 PM (qazQh)

257 Heh. That's dirty.
Posted by: bebe's boobs
--------------

That's about the only gloss that can be put on it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 10:55 PM (ZO497)

258
But oh man, the place was depressing. Store was practically empty. Lots of messy, understocked shelves. Was obvious no one working there cared about what they were doing.

Sounds like the K Mart nearest me.
It's across the street from a busy Walmart.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 10:55 PM (IqV8l)

259 247 I actually had something similar and did not get entirely rid of it so it came back like obi wan kenobi with a vengance. second doctor gave me amoxicillin which cleared it up.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:52 PM (cPsPa)

I was sick with pretty much the same thing 2 weeks ago, so I'm definitely thinking relapse.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:56 PM (hscyr)

260 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:54 PM (UmhSQ)


I guess I should run by and see what they've got.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:56 PM (GUBah)

261 Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 10:53 PM (FkAXz)

It's harder and harder working from home.
It's been me and the dogs for 10+ years

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:56 PM (UmhSQ)

262 I thought Dao was gay. Where's he going to find that sort of whorehouse in Chicago of all places?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 10:57 PM (6FqZa)

263 9
Has anyone seen uncle palpatine lately? I miss his posts.

Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at April 11, 2017 09:51 PM (FSETn)
******I was thinking just the same the other day. Hope all is well.

Posted by: gracepc at April 11, 2017 10:57 PM (OU4q6)

264 Posted by: JPS at April 11, 2017 10:51 PM (9ziuC)

Good to know; however, personally, I think I would not be taking any chances on the persistence duration.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 10:57 PM (gwPgz)

265 Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:56 PM (GUBah)

Guns & ammo aren't on sale
But I'm more of a fisherman with a 'new' boat that needed a few things

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:57 PM (UmhSQ)

266 So Wichita, Kansas voted for the Democrat. All the other counties in this district voted for Estes. The GOP has work to do

Posted by: Jen the original at April 11, 2017 10:57 PM (OBjuz)

267 Slunky Choom, are you saying that you are free as a bird now ?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 10:58 PM (6FqZa)

268 Now that I'm back to being an IT contractor I have 1 official meeting a week. Not like those poor employee slobs who have at least 8 and counting.

The sense of freedom and accomplishment is bigly!

Posted by: Beartooth at April 11, 2017 10:58 PM (TaqZ6)

269 I should be nice.
Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 10:07 PM


You're always nice, except to a couple of the Cobs now and then.

You even offered to was all the gentlemen's socks today!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 11, 2017 10:58 PM (DMUuz)

270 257 That's about the only gloss that can be put on it.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 10:55

Gloss. Giggle, snort.

Ever hit the cat with your poor "aim"? Did he hork in your shoe in revenge?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:58 PM (hscyr)

271 I was sick with pretty much the same thing 2 weeks ago, so I'm definitely thinking relapse.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




My mom said drink lots of fluids when I first got sick. yeah whatever so I had one or two more glasses a day. second time around I drank an extra gallon a day and things got better right away.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:59 PM (cPsPa)

272 My day was prescient to this ONT. I was in a meeting in which the boss mentioned how other firms in our line of work have a two hour meeting every day, so we will be having more meetings to "talk" and share "ideas". It was not a good day.
Currrent office buzz phrase: keep our powder dry. I am pretty sure my wanker millennial boss has zero idea what the original meaning was.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at April 11, 2017 10:59 PM (PHxng)

273 max inefficiency is when you excuse yourself from one meeting to go to another meeting which is on a conference call with the first meeting.
Posted by: yankeefifth
---------------
That would do it.

Do you recall the scene in Dr. Zhivago when he is out on the frozen tundra with the partisans, and watches them trudging off, destination uncertain? He watches them for a moment as they move out, then turns his horse around and slowly rides in the other direction.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 10:59 PM (ZO497)

274 Closing a Peachtree condo tomorrow that has an almost $600k sales price. Kind of crazy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 10:59 PM (7dpmG)

275 I thought Dao was gay. Where's he going to find that sort of whorehouse in Chicago of all places?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 10:57 PM (6FqZa)



Reggie and I know....

Posted by: Choomboy at April 11, 2017 10:59 PM (GUBah)

276 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 10:55 PM (IqV8l)

What always amazed me was that Sears & Roebuck was the premier paper catalog store and couldn't figure out how to transition to a web based catalog.

Disruptive technologies are a real thing, right?

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 11:00 PM (gwPgz)

277 Oh yeah. Got everything locked up tight and squared away.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:00 PM (+14dW)

278 59,
"OT
If anyone is interested in Sous Vide cooking Amazon has a deal today on one.
http://tinyurl.com/me8o86t"

I bought one of those about 2 years ago, works great. Right now 1/2 a pork shoulder, in brown sugar and hickory liquid smoke, is going using it to be ready on Thursday for dinner.

Posted by: geoffb5 at April 11, 2017 11:01 PM (d3wbb)

279 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 10:57 PM (UmhSQ)


I'm after camping gear and some fishing stuff, so maybe worth my time.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 11:01 PM (GUBah)

280 >>>I feel...free and...immortal.

Stay awy from pixy
Just ask me or Mr. Hammer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 11:01 PM (UmhSQ)

281 Hrothgar, that drives me crazy about Sears too.

The only explanation that makes sense to me is bumbling, incompetent management that refuses to hear or learn about new technology. People who are so wedded to always doing things the same old ways, they can't even imagine doing them differently.

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

282 Oh great, apparently GameStop got hax0rd.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 11:02 PM (6FqZa)

283 I'm watching Fuzz, with Raquel Welch , she's pretty Hot.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 11, 2017 11:02 PM (6Ll1u)

284 *What always amazed me was that Sears & Roebuck was the premier paper catalog store and couldn't figure out how to transition to a web based catalog.

Disruptive technologies are a real thing, right?
Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 11:00 PM (gwPgz)*

I know, right?

Posted by: Swiss watchmakers at April 11, 2017 11:02 PM (bF/TV)

285 boulder toilet hobo, uh whuh? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:02 PM (qazQh)

286 funny how much variation there is in a retailers store portfolio.

was at a walmart a few weeks ago and you knew it was a shit hole before you went in. carts all over the parking lot, shelves not stocked, stuff on shelves with dents and dings, lines take 20 mins.

10 mile away another one is nearly a corporate flagship. not one cart in the lot aside from the returns, floors polished, a place for everything and everything in its place, no dents or dings, no lines.

first store was nearly brand new, newest format, second store was at least 30 years old.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:02 PM (cPsPa)

287 I'm a little puzzled by the constant advice from doctors to drink plenty of fluids.

What else CAN I drink? Solids? Gases?

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 11, 2017 11:02 PM (082lp)

288 Closing a Peachtree condo tomorrow that has an almost $600k sales price. Kind of crazy.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie
------------

Buckhead area?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:03 PM (eeTCA)

289 271 My mom said drink lots of fluids when I first got sick. yeah whatever so I had one or two more glasses a day. second time around I drank an extra gallon a day and things got better right away.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 10:59 PM (cPsPa)

Ive lost track of how much water I've downed today, along with trips to the head.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:03 PM (hscyr)

290 Back in the 80's or so? the Navy PAID for senior (E6-E9) to go through One Minute Manager course. You can imagine the chortles, snickerings, heh-heh-hehings, and downright guffaws from people used to 'speaking plainly' to subordinates. As well as superiors.

Posted by: Eromero at April 11, 2017 11:03 PM (zLDYs)

291 If I worked at United Airlines, I would pay extra for bingo cards loaded with usages of fuck!"

Posted by: t-bird at April 11, 2017 11:03 PM (29QcC)

292 It's harder and harder working from home.
It's been me and the dogs for 10+ years
---

I have a part time job to remind me how much I hate people, but that's ending the fall.

Generally, I like working at home, I just get really, really tired of people and their crap.

It's just me and the cat. If only I could set her up at a high earning Cat Model, it would be smooth sailing.

/sigh. She's shy and even if I was in Cat Model country, she would hate it so we wouldn't do it.

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:03 PM (FkAXz)

293 my client is wanting to go to Oracle Cloud at the end of the year.

So far they have not had any discussions with the Oracle SME's

I've informed my boss and the client's Oracle guru that they are going to fuck it up


all I can do, because I'm on a short leash and can't point out the obvious to the client

Posted by: Original Jake at April 11, 2017 11:03 PM (6f2eJ)

294 Sears really needs to clean house, or they'll be gone within five years. Unfortunately they don't seem to have the courage to really do it. I don't know how they've managed to hold on this long.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 10:52 PM (qazQh)
******************

If they would bring their internet sales and service into the 21st century they would be competitive.

Their service has jerked me around in the past and their website is awkward. I can go to Amazon with NoScript on and still do some shopping - not buying. Others, not so much. - Wally World's site used to be cleaner than now.

Posted by: gNewt at April 11, 2017 11:04 PM (tL/BP)

295 Do you recall the scene in Dr. Zhivago when he is out on the frozen tundra with the partisans, and watches them trudging off, destination uncertain? He watches them for a moment as they move out, then turns his horse around and slowly rides in the other direction.
Posted by: Mike Hammer




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:04 PM (cPsPa)

296 Cnn trying valiantly to clear pre-emptively clear Susan Rice.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 11:04 PM (7dpmG)

297 If I was CEO of United right now, I'd be forcing every single employee to take simple customer service/common sense tests.

Anyone who didn't score in the top 10 percentile would be replaced ASAP. I'd also be screaming about how much I just love having to apologize and grovel all day long because I have complete utter screaming idiots running the company.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:05 PM (qazQh)

298 Mike H., the fight against the low/left jerk, for r-handed shooters, can be never-ending. Same for me. I'm actually resigned to a *small* consistent error of that sort, as long as it keeps hits where they need to be.


But reloading has made burning up ammo, regardless of results, far more pleasant.


Unfortunately the boss didn't like my new CZ-83 on our range trip yesterday - said it hurt her hand. Even with a corrected grip, and doing a push/pull thing with the strong/weak hands, to minimize movement. She's fine with .22s, and the M-1 carbine.


Just trying to find her a suitable handgun for home defense. A chance a Ruger SP101 3-inch will work, and she liked it when she handled one in a store. She shoots OK with the Magnum Carry snub, but that's too valuable to have as a bedside gun.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 11:05 PM (uz/Pv)

299 Sears is one of the anchor stores in any mall. Transitioning to online wasn't something one of the anchor stores in any mall ever thought they needed to do. Because malls are awesome and Sears is usually an anchor store in any mall that is awesome.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:05 PM (+14dW)

300 Ive lost track of how much water I've downed today, along with trips to the head.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




a moronette and you speak like a sailor! sigh.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:05 PM (cPsPa)

301 Only one "clear."

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 11:05 PM (7dpmG)

302 Was at a Kmart a few days ago, looking to see if they had any pre-packaged dress shirts. They didn't, it was stupid of me to think they carried them.

But oh man, the place was depressing. Store was practically empty. Lots of messy, understocked shelves. Was obvious no one working there cared about what they were doing.

Sears really needs to clean house, or they'll be gone within five years. Unfortunately they don't seem to have the courage to really do it. I don't know how they've managed to hold on this long.

****

Kmart was that way 15 years ago. That Sears purchased them shows that Sears management is incompetent.

Sears itself should NOT be in the position they are in but tried to be all things to all people and moved away from what they did best: Providing quality customer service and backing their products like crazy. I have walked out of the tools department after wandering the aisles looking for help and not finding any. The same happened when shopping for a lawnmower.

Stop paying for wasted floor space that houses awful, cheap, low quality clothing and shoes and get back to tools, appliances, electronics, and mattresses and put some product experts on the freaking sales floor!

Lowes and HD may offer a wider selection of tools and Best Buy may offer a better selection of electronics, but just try and locate a salesperson who knows what the hell he's talking about.

Let's not even discuss Amazon, which has become almost as bad as Ebay for selling knockoffs.

Sears needs to get back to basics.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 11, 2017 11:05 PM (nAp1e)

303 Working at home sounds good to me. I paid the subscription for a couple months at FlexJobs trying to get something official at home, but no go.

3 of my 4 part-time jobs are in education of some kind, so obviously slow down to a trickle June to mid-August. don't know yet what I'm agonna do.

Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 11:06 PM (8mO0Q)

304 I have been to the Clown Motel. It is in Tonapah, NV. It is just as creepy as it looks. And now it is a famous place for tourists to stop and take a picture. It's on many bucket lists.

And the bingo needs "I will reach out to . . . " and

We need to "dialogue."

Puke.

Posted by: MeMyselfandI at April 11, 2017 11:06 PM (M9mAn)

305 I fucking hate meetings. 99 times out of 100 you could accomplish the same thing - if you accomplished anything - with a couple of emails and maybe a five-minute phone call.

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

306 gNewt, yup.

That's Walmart's biggest flaw right now, their website is just weird. You'd think they would invest more in it. But at least WM has the excuse of not needing to do online sales that badly. Sears needs every nickel it can scrounge up right now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:07 PM (qazQh)

307 The only explanation that makes sense to me is
bumbling, incompetent management that refuses to hear or learn about new
technology. People who are so wedded to always doing things the same
old ways, they can't even imagine doing them differently.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:01 PM (qazQh)


I expect they were sooooo 21st century that they would NEVER think of going back to being a catalog company again like Montgomery Wards. They were going to be high end department store like Macy's, them and their hardware.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2017 11:07 PM (ii4h0)

308 300 a moronette and you speak like a sailor! sigh.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:05 PM (cPsPa)

Daddy was a Marine. And I passed on Quantico when they refused to guarantee my MOS.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:08 PM (oPq4V)

309 re: Sears and Kmart are dead stores walking. Customers know it, employees know it, management knows, and the stockholders know it. The only question is how are they going to off themselves.

Posted by: Beartooth at April 11, 2017 11:08 PM (TaqZ6)

310 Y5! Don't know how long I'll last tonight. Sick again. I feel like ass. How are you?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 10:45 PM (hscyr)



Damn. If Bebe's Boobs feel like ass, does that mean she's got D-Cup panties?

/snrk


Get well soon, Bebe's!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Traffic, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys at April 11, 2017 11:08 PM (v5iqM)

311 Slunky, exactly. Sears' board is probably a bunch of grayheads who can't believe everything still isn't exactly like it was in 1971.

"Interwhat? Just another fad for the kids. We can wait it out."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:08 PM (qazQh)

312 I love growing herbs in the yard. Seriously. And for the limited number I grow, I've learned to do OK.


But, I think I'll be watching some these how-to videos anyway. Can't put my finger on it, but something about them just makes me want to watch (SFW, but possibly not for dirty old men like some of us here .....):

http://preview.tinyurl.com/m2z86f8


Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 11:08 PM (uz/Pv)

313 197 "Holistic"

That one drives me up the wall.

Drivers up:

"Top Down"
"Bottom Up"
"Synergy"
"Best Practices"

Not at the top, but rising fast:

"Optimization"
"Convergence"
Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:39 PM (GUBah)

"Pot of money"
"Swim lane"

Posted by: antisocialist at April 11, 2017 11:08 PM (W2wn0)

314 --
--
So Wichita, Kansas voted for the Democrat. All the other counties in this district voted for Estes. The GOP has work to do

Posted by: Jen the original at April 11, 2017 10:57 PM
-------
---

You are not wrong. It's the same thing everywhere, urban vs rural. However, the left was hoping this would help them push the "anti-Trump-wave" mantra which they are going to push, regardless. Meh, they'll find some other BS to buoy their arguments.

Posted by: irright at April 11, 2017 11:09 PM (vqzjE)

315 If not posted:

Republicans hold Kansas seat.

http://tinyurl.com/mjlqf53

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 11, 2017 11:09 PM (K9oqL)

316 Generally, I like working at home, I just get really, really tired of people and their crap.

Amen. I hate the cliques, the backstabbing, the credit-stealing, the ego trips, the drama addictions, the jockeying for position, all of it. Hey fucksticks, how about actually, I don't know, doing your goddamn jobs and getting shit done? How about that?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:09 PM (0mRoj)

317 The Army told me my MOS would be Military Intelligence and when I asked people wtf exactly that was no one would tell me. So I opted out of the recruitment process.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (+14dW)

318 I don't know how Barnes and noble is still in business now that they're basically a toy store with a Starbucks attached. Few books to be found.

Posted by: NCKate at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (fYnwI)

319 Niedermeyer, yes!

Beartooth, most likely true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (qazQh)

320 NDH! How you been?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (oPq4V)

321 What always amazed me was that Sears Roebuck
was the premier paper catalog store and couldn't figure out how to
transition to a web based catalog.



Disruptive technologies are a real thing, right?

Posted by: Hrothgar
****

It was a combination or arrogance and incompetence. I was working for Sears at the retail level, but knew some connected people.
I saw how badly they handled the challenges presented by Home Depot and Walmart. Plus some of the people they were promoting were the last ones that should have going up the ladder.
And lastly it still blows my mind how severely they bungled being Amazon. It should have been so natural, but they were convinced they'd be around forever and didn't make it a priority or see the value.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (hVdx9)

322 How come they never say, "We're going to win so much you are going to get tired of winning."?

Oh that's right, they're losers.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (O4wiF)

323 Daddy was a Marine. And I passed on Quantico when they refused to guarantee my MOS.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




do they guarantee a slot in Force Recon?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (cPsPa)

324 If I was CEO of United right now, I'd be forcing every single employee to take simple customer service/common sense tests.

Anyone who didn't score in the top 10 percentile would be replaced ASAP.
----

One word: Unions

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:11 PM (ZO497)

325 * my client is wanting to go to Oracle Cloud, Oracle is going to fuck it up *

Here. Just refer your client to the Tuesday ONT, approximately post 300. I will gladly say it for you.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 11:12 PM (bF/TV)

326 243,

http://tinyurl.com/ljmn2ae

"National Security Council officials just held a background briefing with reporters on the declassified intel assessment of last week's chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun, Syria. Full story coming soon, but a few takeaways:

Sarin confirmed as the nerve agent used via testing on victims as well as symptoms. Secondary responders also suffered exposure symptoms.

Su-22s from Shayrat airfield dropped the sarin on Khan Shaykhun; conventional weapons were dropped about six hours later on hospital treating sarin victims - "no comment" from officials on if Russia did latter.

No ISIS or other terrorists in area have sarin (just mustard gas) - attack was "not a terrorist holding of sarin or a terrorist use of sarin"

WH official on if Russia, present at airfield, knew of sarin attack: "We don't have information on that per se... still looking into that." Adding: "We do think that it is a question worth asking" Russians how they were with Syrian forces at airfield "and did not have knowledge" of the attack in planning/prep stages.

"Leakage inconsistent" with Russians saying sarin came from opposition stocks on ground - "we don't see a building with that chemical residue"

On Syria hoax conspiracy theories: Body of evidence "too massive" for anyone to fabricate. Official added that videos released of attack did correspond with that date, time, location. "

Posted by: geoffb5 at April 11, 2017 11:12 PM (d3wbb)

327 318 I don't know how Barnes and noble is still in business now that they're basically a toy store with a Starbucks attached. Few books to be found.
Posted by: NCKate at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (fYnwI)

Really? All the ones in my general vicinity are 80% books.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:12 PM (oPq4V)

328 re: meetings

I always liked:

"a committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled."


Couldn't remember who said it, so I had to Bing it.

Some guy named Sir Barnett Cocks, oddly enough.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 11, 2017 11:12 PM (wPiJc)

329 Shibumi, I meant that I've worked from home so long I just have grown to be a recluse. I'm so comfortable at home where at the home office I have to be on my toes the entire day & half

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 11:12 PM (UmhSQ)

330 What always amazed me was that Sears Roebuck
was the premier paper catalog store and couldn't figure out how to
transition to a web based catalog.



Disruptive technologies are a real thing, right?

Posted by: Hrothgar




yeah, but there were decades between when sears was the amazon of its day and the internets. it was like gm by the time the internets appeared. the risk takers and innovators were long gone from sears.

by the way sears is really kmart.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:13 PM (cPsPa)

331 Tilikum, sounds about right.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:13 PM (qazQh)

332 Jim, thanks for reminding me of Low Spark.

There was a time when I had to listen to it every day.

I'm listening to it now.

Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 11:13 PM (8mO0Q)

333 316 Amen. I hate the cliques, the backstabbing, the
credit-stealing, the ego trips, the drama addictions, the jockeying for
position, all of it. Hey fucksticks, how about actually, I don't know,
doing your goddamn jobs and getting shit done? How about that?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor

++++++++++++++++++++++++

I swear, so many people I've worked with think "Survivor" is free career counseling.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:14 PM (+14dW)

334 do they guarantee a slot in Force Recon?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (cPsPa)


No. They will guarantee the test. That's it.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 11, 2017 11:14 PM (K9oqL)

335 I hate the cliques, the backstabbing, the credit-stealing, the ego trips, the drama addictions, the jockeying for position, all of it.

But that's life. Always has been. I go to work for some of my co-workers and the work that I do. The rest of it is "a tax".

Posted by: t-bird at April 11, 2017 11:14 PM (ZIFyZ)

336 The opening to Deadpool

https://youtu.be/kLcVSOhdysM

For the kitch power ballad alone.

Posted by: Randy Marsh at April 11, 2017 11:15 PM (VdICR)

337 No. They will guarantee the test. That's it.
Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC




well, that's what they told you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:15 PM (cPsPa)

338 323 Daddy was a Marine. And I passed on Quantico when they refused to guarantee my MOS.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy
do they guarantee a slot in Force Recon?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:10 PM (cPsPa)

Ha, I've never suffered from that kind of stupidity. I just didn't see how it was unreasonable to be in the field in which I got my degree.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:16 PM (oPq4V)

339 Twosday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851862083213959168

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851862200578867204

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851862413792169984

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851862521581580288

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851862724074237952

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2017 11:16 PM (AOrEZ)

340 well, that's what they told you.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:15 PM (cPsPa)


Oddly enough, they had no reason to lie.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 11, 2017 11:16 PM (K9oqL)

341 bebe's, same here. I actually really like going to B&N from time to time.

Clean store, well stocked, I like the coffee aroma even if I can't drink it anymore, the employees are responsive to customer needs, and obviously it's more up-to-date than the local library. And-- shock!-- my local Long Beach location doesn't make a game of hiding all the conservative books and authors.

Maybe they're going down, but unlike places like Kmart where the employees have given up even trying to do well, B&N at least is keeping its chin up and the stores spiffy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:17 PM (qazQh)

342 Ha, I've never suffered from that kind of stupidity. I just didn't see how it was unreasonable to be in the field in which I got my degree.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




what's your degree in?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:18 PM (cPsPa)

343
by the way sears is really kmart.


KMart, and Sears, got their lunch eaten by WalMart.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 11:18 PM (oVJmc)

344 Hmm.

*ponders chains that went under*

Zayre's
Western Auto
Montgomery Ward
Circuit City

Who else?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:19 PM (ZO497)

345 I used to enjoy going to Half Price Books and spending a few hours amidst the stacks.

Now, it's Amazon's free public domain stuff.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:19 PM (+14dW)

346 But that's life. Always has been. I go to work for some of my co-workers and the work that I do. The rest of it is "a tax".
Posted by: t-bird at April 11, 2017 11:14 PM (ZIFyZ)

Yeah, well, life sucks the big one.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:19 PM (0mRoj)

347 If the end credits to some marvel movies seem like ads for ZBrush, it's not far from the truth.

https://youtu.be/4HkH3xrJ7Xs

Posted by: Randy Marsh at April 11, 2017 11:19 PM (VdICR)

348 More Twosday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851862852499623937

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851863031034368001

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851863849594757121

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851863940342706177

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/851864031535222786

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2017 11:19 PM (AOrEZ)

349 Well, I am going to make an early night of it. Was up at 0630 this morning, and I am getting tired. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2017 11:19 PM (0deF2)

350 Gold Circle

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 11, 2017 11:19 PM (6gk0M)

351 KMart, and Sears, got their lunch eaten by WalMart.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles




yep.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:19 PM (cPsPa)

352 344 Hmm.

*ponders chains that went under*

Zayre's
Western Auto
Montgomery Ward
Circuit City

Who else?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:19 PM (ZO497)

Blockbuster
Service Merchandise
Media Play

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:20 PM (0mRoj)

353 G'Night, AOP.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 11, 2017 11:20 PM (6gk0M)

354 what's your degree in?

Sigh, I'm myself more & more identifiable. Accounting.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:20 PM (oPq4V)

355 Coast to Coast Hardware is also gone.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2017 11:20 PM (ii4h0)

356 and Bill OReilly sorta fucked up the sex assault of the 5yo Idaho white girl by 3 moslem refugees aged 7, 12 and 14

hey bill, it is not supervision of the refugees that is the problem, it is the refugees culture that is the problem

Posted by: Original Jake at April 11, 2017 11:20 PM (6f2eJ)

357 Uncle Bill's

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 11, 2017 11:20 PM (6gk0M)

358 That horse is not just out of the barn but was last seen in another state, but this detailed discussion of intel (which allows the targets to figure out sources and methods, or at least helps in that regard) is just ridiculous. (I'm talking here about the issue of what Russian advisors might have known, not the info re victims and physical evidence allowing high confidence on the sarin assessment)


Reagan didn't burn much in this respect when we played audio of Soviet air defense comms after KAL 007 - the Soviets of course assumed their clear-air transmissions were susceptible of interception.


But I think it's absurd for us to be showing any leg whatsoever to "prove" the CW attack in Syria. Don't believe it? OK, fine. Whatever. Still don't advise you hang out at Syrian airbases after a CW attack is launched from one.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 11:20 PM (uz/Pv)

359 Staples

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2017 11:21 PM (2Vobm)

360 Peaches Records and Tapes
Waldenbooks

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:21 PM (0mRoj)

361 Currrent office buzz phrase: keep our powder dry. I
am pretty sure my wanker millennial boss has zero idea what the original
meaning was.





Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at April 11, 2017 10:59 PM (PHxng)

Baby powder. Asses.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM (tHwdc)

362 Hastings

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM (2Vobm)

363 >>>>Zayre's

Closed?

I told them boxers it wouldn't work out

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM (UmhSQ)

364 Jim, thanks for reminding me of Low Spark.

There was a time when I had to listen to it every day.

I'm listening to it now.

Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 11:13 PM (8mO0Q)




You're welcome, ma'am. That's some music to groove to, and it doesn't matter of your groove is a long road trip, working at building something on the workbench, cooking a great dinner or whatever.

Hell. Now I've got to que it up, too.

*clicks "PLAY"*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Traffic, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM (v5iqM)

365 Hey garrett, long time no see. :-)

Staples is still around in my neck of the woods (SoCal). I am annoyed with them however, that they won't sell their empty copy paper boxes anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM (qazQh)

366 Accounting.
Posted by: bebe's boobs
------------

Well, there's yer problem. There's no accounting for the Marines.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM (ZO497)

367 What is the Russian/Trump collusion argument? People who were fired or had minimal contact w/Trump prove collusion? I am trying to understand the argument.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM (7dpmG)

368 Sigh, I'm myself more & more identifiable. Accounting.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




so if you had become a Marine you would be trained as a rifleman accountant. never know when you are going to need a handgun in an audit.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:23 PM (cPsPa)

369 Nite AOP. I may have to drive down to AZ next time you're in town & have you take a crack at that persistent problem the bebe-mobile has.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:23 PM (oPq4V)

370 Insomniac if you're around can you drop me a line to my Twitter or email addy. Petmorons at gmail

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 11:23 PM (UmhSQ)

371 352,
Borders.

Posted by: geoffb5 at April 11, 2017 11:23 PM (d3wbb)

372 361
Baby powder. Asses.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM (tHwdc)

Keep it away from your hoo-hah though. Causes cancer. Allegedly.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:23 PM (0mRoj)

373 Tower Records

I still miss 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:24 PM (qazQh)

374 Emporium Capwell

Posted by: concrete girl at April 11, 2017 11:24 PM (eQSM0)

375
Amen. I hate the cliques, the backstabbing, the credit-stealing, the ego trips, the drama addictions, the jockeying for position, all of it. Hey fucksticks, how about actually, I don't know, doing your goddamn jobs and getting shit done? How about that?
--

Well, the part time job I've come to hate actually makes me tolerate my at home job, since I work with a cornucopia of people with a wide range of personality disorders.

However, the other job still has downsides, like people who are unreliable, don't follow through and are basically egotistical asses.

Case in point: I can't submit something to my boss until a certain guy signs off on it. I've been emailing him for about ten days trying to get it done. Finally called him today. He promised to get it done by tonight.

Did that happen?

No.

"Hi. My Name is Shibumi. I hate most people."

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:24 PM (FkAXz)

376 Currrent office buzz phrase: keep our powder dry. I
am pretty sure my wanker millennial boss has zero idea what the original
meaning was.





Posted by: Gouverneur Morris




does he use it correctly?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:24 PM (cPsPa)

377 Yo Stevie!

Been dealing with the aftermath of a small flood, here.

2nd floor guest bath took out the kitchen.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2017 11:24 PM (2Vobm)

378 Staples is still around in my neck of the woods (SoCal). I am annoyed with them however, that they won't sell their empty copy paper boxes anymore.
Posted by: qdpsteve
-----------

Staples is active here. I pointed out here that I stopped by a few weeks ago to buy a box of staples. They didn't have them. It's like a bad joke, but I couldn't make that up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:24 PM (ZO497)

379 370 Insomniac if you're around can you drop me a line to my Twitter or email addy. Petmorons at gmail
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 11:23 PM (UmhSQ)

Sure. I'm not in trouble am I?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:24 PM (0mRoj)

380 hey bill, it is not supervision of the refugees that is the problem, it is the refugees culture that is the problem

-
That plus the fact that the rape-u-jihadis were within 5000 miles of the girl.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 11:24 PM (Nwg0u)

381 NDH! How you been?

***

Hoo boy! The last 9 weeks have been a freaking whirlwind. Where to start?

- I lost my job. Fired for the first time in 30 years after I fired someone for cause and his friend dug and dug and dug until he found where I had referred to my team as "little shits" and reported me to HR. The good thing is that, after decades in the same industry, I finally got the nerve to make a big change.

- Had surgery to replace my defective pacemaker/defibrillator

- Attended a very intense 7-day condensed real estate class, plus reviews, passed the state exam, and became a licensed sales associate.

- I moved because the landlord from whom I was renting decided to sell the house I was renting. That's the second time in fours years that has happened.

- Rather than signing a new lease somewhere else, I've decided to buy again. So... I'm roommating with my BFF until I'm ready to do so.

- Oh! And I now have a contract to sell my own rental. I close in two weeks. (Yes. It is indeed becoming a seller's market again.)

I'm pretty sure I'm missing something, but that's pretty much the gist of my life these past two months.

I'm kinda tired.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 11, 2017 11:25 PM (nAp1e)

382 *ponders chains that went under*

Caldor

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 11:25 PM (8nWyX)

383 Tennessee says no in state tuition for illegals.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 10:50 PM (GUBah)
Saw that earlier. Does not compute. Illegally in country but in school with full visibility but no instate tuition for them.
Out of country, out of school, tuition no longer an issue.

Posted by: gracepc at April 11, 2017 11:25 PM (OU4q6)

384 But Sears didn't buy K-Mart. K-Mart took over Sears. Race to the bottom.

A very-special exception of mine is "servicing" customers, or accounts.
You "serve" a customer. "Servicing" is what a stallion does to a mare.
I'm very sure the first fellow who ever said this got the joke.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2017 11:25 PM (H5rtT)

385 Fly United: Plenty Of Legroom On The Tarmac, Assholes!

Posted by: United Airlines at April 11, 2017 11:26 PM (7H/2n)

386 And now, Bullwinkle, for my next trick, I'll pull my regular trick out of my hat!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 11, 2017 11:26 PM (v5iqM)

387 366 Well, there's yer problem. There's no accounting for the Marines.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM

Ooohhhh iswydt. I was about to go no, they had accounting slots, they just weren't going to put me in one. Funny guy. Can you put your cat on the computer for a minute? We need to chat.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:26 PM (oPq4V)

388 I am trying to understand the argument.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie
-------------

Don't bother. If you could 'understand' the argument then you would be insane also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:26 PM (ZO497)

389 The Treasury.

It used to stand where my nearby Wal-Mart is today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:27 PM (qazQh)

390 Defunct chains.

Waldenbooks

B. Dalton

Posted by: geoffb5 at April 11, 2017 11:27 PM (d3wbb)

391 Well, there's yer problem. There's no accounting for the Marines.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:22 PM (ZO497)

no shit!

Posted by: The $499 ball peen hammer at April 11, 2017 11:27 PM (6f2eJ)

392 Currrent office buzz phrase: keep our powder dry. I am pretty sure my wanker millennial boss has zero idea what the original meaning was.

-
Esther Williams beauty secrets?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 11:27 PM (Nwg0u)

393 so if you had become a Marine you would be trained
as a rifleman accountant. never know when you are going to need a
handgun in an audit.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:23 PM (cPsPa)


My grandfather was a CPA and a WWI vet. A relative wondered aloud once why a CPA kept a revolver in his desk.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2017 11:27 PM (ii4h0)

394 But Sears didn't buy K-Mart. K-Mart took over Sears. Race to the bottom.

A very-special exception of mine is "servicing" customers, or accounts.
You "serve" a customer. "Servicing" is what a stallion does to a mare.
I'm very sure the first fellow who ever said this got the joke.
Posted by: Stringer Davis




well, kmart bought sears after kmart went through bankruptcy, got de-listed, closed a bunch of stores then levered up to buy bigger healthier sears. really just building up energy so they will make a bigger crater.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:27 PM (cPsPa)

395 Mike, LOL.

"How can you be out of STAPLES?!? It's your fucking name!!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:28 PM (qazQh)

396 Saw that earlier. Does not compute. Illegally in country but in school with full visibility but no instate tuition for them.
Out of country, out of school, tuition no longer an issue.

Posted by: gracepc at April 11, 2017 11:25 PM (OU4q6)



I think they're incrementally working that, too.

Also, semi-related, there's this lawsuit that's been filed:

https://tinyurl.com/je6842q

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 11:28 PM (GUBah)

397 Why is a Senator weighing in on the United Airlines deal?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 11:28 PM (7dpmG)

398 What is the Russian/Trump collusion argument? People who were fired or had minimal contact w/Trump prove collusion? I am trying to understand the argument.
--

Just stop trying to understand it.

These people are basically high functioning retards with more personality issues than Sybil.

Basically... "rationalization by really delusional sore losers."

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:28 PM (FkAXz)

399 397 Why is a Senator weighing in on the United Airlines deal?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 11:28 PM (7dpmG)

Free airtime.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:29 PM (0mRoj)

400 --
--
never know when you are going to need a handgun in an audit.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:23 PM

--

--


Every audit requires a handgun. It's only smart preparation.

Posted by: H&R Block at April 11, 2017 11:29 PM (vqzjE)

401 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 11, 2017 11:25 PM (nAp1e)

Successful surgery. Lots of changes. New life. Good stuff.

Posted by: gracepc at April 11, 2017 11:29 PM (OU4q6)

402 Tennessee says no in state tuition for illegals.

-
There is no tuition waiver in the shadows.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 11:29 PM (Nwg0u)

403 Whew! Second night Seder in the history books. So much fun, so much great conversation, coulda Beene an ONT.

SWIDT?

Thanks, MisHum for another rousing edition.

Baby Sister Update follows.

Posted by: ibguy at April 11, 2017 11:30 PM (vUcdz)

404
Why is a Senator weighing in on the United Airlines deal?
--

"Look at me! Listen to ME! I'M IMPORTANT!!!!"

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:30 PM (FkAXz)

405 well, by the logic of the Trump cruise missiled syria truthers, Reagan was the biggest soviet stooge ever since he brought the evil empire to its knees.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:30 PM (cPsPa)

406 Baby Sister Update:

Hubby texted this afternoon:

Working diagnosis is pneumonia. No discharge date set. Getting iv antibiotics and oxygen . Have not had a chance to speak to physicians yet but have left them my number to call. Her MRI from 3 April showed response to therapy.

WooHoo!

Please keep praying that Joyce continues on a path to healing.

Posted by: ibguy at April 11, 2017 11:30 PM (vUcdz)

407 Every audit requires a handgun. It's only smart preparation.
Posted by: H&R Block



you can only ask the same question so many times before yo u have to pistol whip someone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:31 PM (cPsPa)

408 Well, I was at one boring ass dinner meeting tonight. And they overcooked the damn steak so I couldn't even enjoy that.

Some of those Brits do pretty good ghetto and Valley Girl accents. When I was there, every single time I heard a Brit try to imitate an American he or she tried to speak with a Southern accent - and sounded godawful.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&&&V sez yay it's baseball season at April 11, 2017 11:31 PM (P8951)

409 Posted by: ibguy at April 11, 2017 11:30 PM (vUcdz)


Consider it done.

I'm out for the night, y'all. Take care!

Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 11:32 PM (GUBah)

410 381I'm kinda tired.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 11, 2017 11:25 PM (nAp1e)

Im tired just reading that. One strike you're out seems to be the new norm. My boss just got it. I interviewed for his job, but I've been told by a LOT of people that they rarely promote from within.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:32 PM (oPq4V)

411 Cosmic Charlie, there is no "argument". It's just a dramatic reminder of how dumbed-down the country, or large parts of it, are, that such bizarre senseless gibberish can be spoken by public figures who retain their public positions.


The stupid, sociopathic criminal who ran as the Dem this time reminded any intelligent person of how low the country had sunk and stupid she and her whole collection of airheads were with the "Reset" button incident, one of her first stupendous embarrassments as SecState. An event with no analogue in American or even modern western history. Just idiotic.


It's not a criticism of Trump to speculate that he may well be just a speed bump, not a change of direction. America is just so dumbed-down (speaking especially of "educated" and "elite" people), the standards so low on anything related to public policy, the institutions so collapsed, that things are inexorable.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 11:32 PM (uz/Pv)

412 Why is a Senator weighing in on the United Airlines deal?

Ooh, boy- he's got some serious lawmakin' in mind!

Posted by: t-bird at April 11, 2017 11:32 PM (29QcC)

413 "Staples is still around in my neck of the woods
(SoCal). I am annoyed with them however, that they won't sell their
empty copy paper boxes anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve "

??? Staples here has a huge stack they give away for free at the front door.

ABC store does the same thing, if you want empty booze boxes instead.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 11, 2017 11:32 PM (w+Jhj)

414 Can you put your cat on the computer for a minute? We need to chat.
Posted by: bebe's boobs
----------

Mike Hammer's Cat is not doing so well lately. Looks like renal troubles. Spends most time sleeping or seeking attention. The latter is out of character, and is starting to chip little bits out of my cold, black heart.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:33 PM (ZO497)

415 Im tired just reading that. One strike you're out seems to be the new norm. My boss just got it. I interviewed for his job, but I've been told by a LOT of people that they rarely promote from within.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




want me to send you a letter of recommendation?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:33 PM (cPsPa)

416 The stupid, sociopathic criminal who ran as the Dem this time reminded any intelligent person of how low the country had sunk and stupid she and her whole collection of airheads were with the "Reset" button incident, one of her first stupendous embarrassments as SecState. An event with no analogue in American or even modern western history. Just idiotic.


And still no sign of where those $6 billion went.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:33 PM (0mRoj)

417 Dinky Dao.

Let me be the first to dare to have no opinion on the screaming passenger debacle for the human race.

Posted by: The Critic at April 11, 2017 11:33 PM (qUNWi)

418 Posted by: Country Singer at April 11, 2017 11:28 PM (GUBah)

Thx for link. I guess for me, it's all crazy. People who are not supposed to be here, are here and will not get some perk from state. I mean, they aren't supposed to be, the rest is just ....insanity. Hurts my head.

Posted by: gracepc at April 11, 2017 11:34 PM (OU4q6)

419 how'd that happen garrett?
were you gone long?

that's terrible

Posted by: concrete girl at April 11, 2017 11:34 PM (eQSM0)

420 It stinks!!

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2017 11:34 PM (qUNWi)

421 So, it was national pet day. Mike Pence and his family have TWO cats and a rabbit.



Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:34 PM (FkAXz)

422 "Mike Hammer's Cat is not doing so well lately. Looks
like renal troubles. Spends most time sleeping or seeking attention.
The latter is out of character, and is starting to chip little bits out
of my cold, black heart.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Ohh. Hope everything works out OK with the kitty.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 11, 2017 11:35 PM (w+Jhj)

423 Isn't United out of Chicago?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 11, 2017 11:35 PM (7dpmG)

424 MisHum, email sent.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:35 PM (0mRoj)

425 Cosmic Charlie, there is no "argument".

-
THE ARGUMENT IS IF YOU SHOUT SOMETHING LOUD ENOUGH, LONG ENOUGH, AND THE MEDIA HAS YOUR BACK, THE LIVS WILL BELIEVE IT.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 11:35 PM (Nwg0u)

426 ABC store does the same thing, if you want empty booze boxes instead.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
-------------

'ABC store' may be puzzling in other states.

Hiya Robt. Wasted a box of ammo today at On Target. Was yanking slugs all over the place. Bad...really bad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:35 PM (eeTCA)

427 Iirc, finance guys were the ones traveling around Afghanistan with millions in cash to pay locals. Fucker that.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 11, 2017 11:36 PM (W59Cn)

428 Hiya Robt. Wasted a box of ammo today at On Target. Was yanking slugs all over the place. Bad...really bad.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:35 PM (eeTCA)

I'm sure the slugs were grateful.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:36 PM (0mRoj)

429 Posted by: ibguy at April 11, 2017 11:30 PM (vUcdz)

I'm happy to hear Joyce's good news, still praying for her.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 11:36 PM (u8Ywb)

430 >>>Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:33 PM (ZO497)


geez
i really like that cat

Posted by: concrete girl at April 11, 2017 11:37 PM (eQSM0)

431 I sorta half recall that Borders effed up their basics, in addition to whatever the changing world did to them. Their real estate was very expensive. They did seem to often be in what must have been very pricey locations.


A few years ago there was a Tower Records in Tokyo (Harujuku?). Long after the real chain in the US had closed. Dunno the deal there, maybe someone bought the name rights or something.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 11:37 PM (uz/Pv)

432 414 Mike Hammer's Cat is not doing so well lately. Looks like renal troubles. Spends most time sleeping or seeking attention. The latter is out of character, and is starting to chip little bits out of my cold, black heart.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:33 PM (ZO497)



Can you put him on the kidney problem food? I thought vets were pretty good at managing that now since it's so common in older kittehs

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:37 PM (oPq4V)

433 Ohh. Hope everything works out OK with the kitty.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
--------------

Closing in on the end game. Nothing to be done. I just do what I can, which isn't much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:37 PM (eeTCA)

434 Posted by: ibguy at April 11, 2017 11:30 PM (vUcdz)

If you're still hear. I was looking for your update. Good news on the MRI. Sorry to hear about pneumonia. Joyce in good hands, with lots of love and support. And lots of prayers -- Blessings to you, Joyce and all.

Posted by: gracepc at April 11, 2017 11:38 PM (OU4q6)

435 Mike Hammer's Cat is not doing so well lately. Looks like renal troubles. Spends most time sleeping or seeking attention. The latter is out of character, and is starting to chip little bits out of my cold, black heart.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:33 PM (ZO497)

I'm so sorry, praying for you and your kitty.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 11:38 PM (u8Ywb)

436 "a committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled."





Couldn't remember who said it, so I had to Bing it.



Some guy named Sir Barnett Cocks, oddly enough.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 11, 2017 11:12 PM (wPiJc)


That's delicious. Reminds me of Iowahawk's quip about the media covering the important stories - with a pillow, until they stopped moving.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 11:38 PM (tHwdc)

437 Never have a meeting except to solve a problem.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (no0od)

438 Keep our man buns dry.

Posted by: wanker millennial boss at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (Tyii7)

439 415 want me to send you a letter of recommendation?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:33 PM (cPsPa)

I don't think telling them I rock snak pack lid pasties is going to be super helpful, but thanks for the thought.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (hscyr)

440 out

the dvr didn't record Tucker earlier so I got to watch it live 2nd


Posted by: Original Jake at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (6f2eJ)

441 Im tired just reading that. One strike you're out seems to be the new norm. My boss just got it. I interviewed for his job, but I've been told by a LOT of people that they rarely promote from within.

****

The local HR department didn't want to let me go and I was actually up for a major promotion that I wan't sure I wanted to pursue. The little prick who reported me told so many people in the company that he put corporate in a no-win position where they had no choice. He also did himself no favors as he screwed himself in the process.

They are a good company and I worked with wonderful people. I made an error in judgement. We parted on very good terms.

Best of luck on the promotion. It always improves morale when companies do choose to promote from within.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (nAp1e)

442 Stop paying for wasted floor space that houses awful, cheap, low quality clothing and shoes and get back to tools, appliances, electronics, and mattresses and put some product experts on the freaking sales floor!

: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 11, 2017 11:05 PM (nAp1e)



I still have one remaining good pair of wool slacks purchased from Sears in the 90s. The last time I shopped there for clothing one of the most popular materials was viscus.
WTF?

Posted by: gNewt at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (tL/BP)

443 "'ABC store' may be puzzling in other states.



Hiya Robt. Wasted a box of ammo today at On Target. Was yanking slugs all over the place. Bad...really bad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

I figured the "booze boxes" part would tip them off.

I've pretty much given up on trying to shoot accurately with a pistol. My shaking has not gotten any better even with the meds the doctor gave me. I can do OK with a rifle still. And the 12 gauge.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (w+Jhj)

444 437 Never have a meeting except to solve a problem.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (no0od)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (0mRoj)

445 >>>And still no sign of where those $6 billion went.

She spent it on her campaign?

Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 11:40 PM (8mO0Q)

446 Can you put him on the kidney problem food? I thought vets were pretty good at managing that now since it's so common in older kittehs
Posted by: bebe's boobs
--------------

Yeah, he's been on Purina NF for a while, but he refuses the wet NF no matter how I mix it with other food. He'll eat about 50% dry NF, and 50% regular wet. It's getting so that if I can just get him to eat, that's good.

Sux. But we all go through it...and that's all I care to say.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:41 PM (ZO497)

447 RE: "Need Fuel Light" article.

Something the Neatorama article failed to point out is that most modern cars have the fuel pump IN the gas tank, using the fuel as coolant.

Letting fuel level get too low stresses the pump... do that too often and you may be shelling out for a new (or referb'd) gas tank (you can imagine the labor for yanking out the tank and replacing the pump, so yeah, you'll be paying for a replacement fuel tank).

My advice: don't press your luck. When that light comes on, refuel ASAP, even if it's only a partial refill.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at April 11, 2017 11:42 PM (Quwsn)

448 Instead, we have PowerPoint presentations detailing progress on the next PowerPoint presentation.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 11, 2017 11:42 PM (no0od)

449 Hey y'all.

Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 11:42 PM (sB1y1)

450 Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 11, 2017 11:36 PM (W59Cn)

I am sure I am not the only one who has seen those guys and those suitcases full of cash. Memorable for me was EE, after the wall came down as everyone was "exploring". I would leave a facility and the guys with the cash, in the Mercedes, drive up and so it goes. Most of the cash guys were Germans. Same old, same old.

Posted by: gracepc at April 11, 2017 11:42 PM (OU4q6)

451 Hi. My Name is Shibumi. I hate most people."

I nominate you president of our club

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 11:42 PM (UmhSQ)

452 I don't think telling them I rock snak pack lid pasties is going to be super helpful, but thanks for the thought.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




oh, uh, I thought that was out little secret, wasn't going to mention that.


mostly going to say as an accountant you absolutely destroy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:42 PM (cPsPa)

453 445 >>>And still no sign of where those $6 billion went.

She spent it on her campaign?
Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 11:40 PM (8mO0Q)

Who knows with that one. If I was in charge I'd have a team of the most anal-retentive, pocket-protector-wearing, obsessive-compulsive forensic accountants going through every last cent that went through State during her tenure.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:43 PM (0mRoj)

454 >>And still no sign of where those $6 billion went.

You think trips to Pedo Island are free?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 11, 2017 11:43 PM (/Nite)

455 i had to take that f'ing Workplace Answers Diversity Training a couple of months ago.

each question made me more angry. thought i was going to lose it. I just wanted to call bull on it.

But i couldn't.

Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 11:44 PM (8mO0Q)

456 Work Smarter, Not Harder.

Embrace Change

Perception Is Reality.

(Expressions bosses use when screwing over subordinates)

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 11, 2017 11:44 PM (no0od)

457 Who moved my cheese?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:44 PM (IqV8l)

458 Asheville, really? Hmmm.

gNewt, I ended up getting my dress shirt at a Sears down the street. It was also dead but the store seemed to be in overall good shape. Of course I was also shopping at 3pm on a Thursday.

Got a Covington basic white dress shirt, big 'n tall 3X, and it came with a decent tie, for $24.95 plus tax. Hasn't ripped up or given me hives yet, thank God.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:45 PM (qazQh)

459 I still have one remaining good pair of wool slacks
purchased from Sears in the 90s. The last time I shopped there for
clothing one of the most popular materials was viscus.

WTF?

Posted by: gNewt at April 11, 2017 11:39 PM (tL/BP)


Viscose is an alternate production form of rayon.

Just be glad you never bought any shirt or slacks made of "ramie"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2017 11:45 PM (ii4h0)

460 446 Can you put him on the kidney problem food? I thought vets were pretty good at managing that now since it's so common in older kittehs
Posted by: bebe's boobs
--------------

Yeah, he's been on Purina NF for a while, but he refuses the wet NF no matter how I mix it with other food. He'll eat about 50% dry NF, and 50% regular wet. It's getting so that if I can just get him to eat, that's good.

Sux. But we all go through it...and that's all I care to say.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:41 PM (ZO497)


Our 10 + year old setter bitch has really slowed down on eating. She seems the same but I'm afraid it's the symptom of something serious

Pets the wrecker of hearts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 11:45 PM (UmhSQ)

461 If WWIII is on the horizon, is it wrong to hope that I'm at ground zero?

Because I've seen enough dystopian movies to not relish surviving afterwards.

Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 11:45 PM (sB1y1)

462 BevMo also usually has some free-for-the-taking booze boxes around. Some of them seem useful, others not so much.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:46 PM (qazQh)

463 you can imagine the labor for yanking out the tank and replacing the pump, so yeah, you'll be paying for a replacement fuel tank).

Posted by: CPT. Charles at April 11, 2017 11:42 PM (Quwsn)


If you have to remove the tank to get at the pump, I just found an engineer who needs to be fired.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 11, 2017 11:46 PM (wB8Tg)

464 gracepc I saw some fightin' words by Sessions today, I believe delivered in AZ. Quite orwellian that an AG talking about enforcing basic laws could be seen as tough talk, but there we are. He was talking about prosecuting those assisting illegals under relevant statutes. Yes, 20 years late, but, there it is.


Still hope that Homeland Security does something along the lines of my idea of bringing in management of major illegal labor abusers (meat processors, ag, etc.) and getting them to agree on a glide-path to legality.


"Today we're at A - which as you know involves a massive, and intolerable, violation of US law. We are going to get to B - where you will have no illegal labor.


We don't want to do raids, we don't want your business or shareholders to suffer, and it doesn't have to happen overnight - but it has to happen. In one year's time. With concrete, measurable milestones along the way to B. We'll work with you to make this as smooth as possible. But B is a wall, with no way around it."

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 11:46 PM (g6yUI)

465 "Letting fuel level get too low stresses the pump...
do that too often and you may be shelling out for a new (or referb'd)
gas tank (you can imagine the labor for yanking out the tank and
replacing the pump, so yeah, you'll be paying for a replacement fuel
tank).



My advice: don't press your luck. When that light comes on, refuel ASAP, even if it's only a partial refill.

Posted by: CPT. Charles"

Don't know about other cars, but my Mitsubishi had an access port under the back seat to get to where the fuel pump was mounted in the gas tank. I had replaced it with a higher flow model because of all the upgrades I had done to the turbocharged engine. You for sure don't want to lean out a turbocharged engine.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 11, 2017 11:46 PM (w+Jhj)

466 And don't forget, "Who you are is where you were when!"
I'm afraid I had to disrupt that one once.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2017 11:46 PM (H5rtT)

467 461 If WWIII is on the horizon, is it wrong to hope that I'm at ground zero?

Because I've seen enough dystopian movies to not relish surviving afterwards.
Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 11:45 PM (sB1y1)

Long pig not on your menu?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:46 PM (0mRoj)

468 1 Hi. My Name is Shibumi. I hate most people."


I nominate you president of our club
---

1. No meetings. Ever.
2. All in-person human interactions must be accompanied by large quantities of Val U Rite
3. Slogan? "People are Idiots"

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:47 PM (FkAXz)

469 Keep it away from your hoo-hah though. Causes cancer. Allegedly.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:23 PM (0mRoj)

You know, when they started having those ads I was like, what are you doing with baby powder on your hoo-hah? Why?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 11:47 PM (tHwdc)

470 "If you have to remove the tank to get at the pump, I just found an engineer who needs to be fired.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith"

You can also fire the person that designed the climate control system in my Hyundai while you're at it. Idiots.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 11, 2017 11:48 PM (w+Jhj)

471 Question re the Norks/upcoming WW3:

if KJU struck Seoul with nuclear weapons, could we still choose to retaliate with daisy cutters and other top-shelf non-nuclear weapons?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:48 PM (qazQh)

472 If WWIII is on the horizon, is it wrong to hope that I'm at ground zero?

Because I've seen enough dystopian movies to not relish surviving afterwards.
Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 11:45 PM (sB1y1)


*nods and scribbles notes*

Posted by: Dr. Falken at April 11, 2017 11:48 PM (8nWyX)

473
And don't forget, "Who you are is where you were when!"

Night Moves

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:48 PM (IqV8l)

474 426 Was yanking slugs all over the place.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:3

Tee hee. You're killing me here Hammer. Where the fuck are beavis & butthead to weigh in?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 11, 2017 11:48 PM (hscyr)

475 Long pig not on your menu?
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 11, 2017 11:46 PM (0mRoj)

---

Seen Alive also, so no.

Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 11:49 PM (sB1y1)

476 "The British Maj. Gen. Orde Wingate was right on that difficult borderline between genius and bat-guano insane."

In the C-B-I theatre, Bill Slim had to do the heavy lifting, quietly and diligently in the background, while Wingate got to run around and grandiloquently play *** THE STAR OF THE SHOW ***.

Wingate was never really able to get his head round the fact that light forces behind enemy lines would have severe issues in moving, resupplying and medevacing, to say nothing of holding ground against heavy units if they had to do so.

Whereas Slim instinctively understood logistics and other hard realities.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 11, 2017 11:49 PM (noWW6)

477 Who moved my cheese?
--

The guy who wrote that is like an Idiot Savant.

Most basic concept ever: adapt to change.

I'm sure he made a fortune on it.

I hate and admire him at the same time.

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:49 PM (FkAXz)

478 *And don't forget, "Who you are is where you were when!"
I'm afraid I had to disrupt that one once.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2017 11:46 PM (H5rtT)*

You are well versed in the management dialect.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 11:49 PM (bF/TV)

479 Who moved my cheese?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:44 PM (IqV8l)


So. Did you also get "Fish" training?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2017 11:49 PM (ii4h0)

480 I just found an engineer who needs to be fired.

They are legion, but you're looking at this all wrong.
Engineers just follow orders. Just ask them.
Somebody told that engineer to make that repair impossible.
And like a conservative walking off the airplane, he went and did it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2017 11:50 PM (H5rtT)

481 Mike, what's the handgun that you were shooting unsatisfactorily?


And how long have you had, and how much have you shot it?

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 11:50 PM (g6yUI)

482 465 "Letting fuel level get too low stresses the pump...
do that too often and you may be shelling out for a new (or referb'd)
gas tank

Cost me 800 in my Ram 1500 and that's how it happened, letting the fuel get too low too often.

Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 11:51 PM (8mO0Q)

483 You guys were talking corporatespeak, one of my faves is rampant acronyms.

When I was reading my newfangled Filmmakers Handbook a few months ago, I got to learn a bunch of new ones, such as LUT for look-up table.

Also, and this is a bit that James Corden has done from time to time: there's the joke that many common words, are actually acronyms.

For instance, the word SLUT:

S he'll
L ay
U
T oo

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:51 PM (qazQh)

484 I've pretty much given up on trying to shoot accurately with a pistol.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
--------------

Sometimes that is an advantage when providing covering or harassing fire. Spray and pray.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:51 PM (ZO497)

485 They are legion, but you're looking at this all wrong.
Engineers just follow orders. Just ask them.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2017 11:50 PM (H5rtT)


Engineer or engineer's boss then.

Total bonehead design.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 11, 2017 11:52 PM (wB8Tg)

486 Question re the Norks/upcoming WW3:

if KJU struck Seoul with nuclear weapons, could we still choose to retaliate with daisy cutters and other top-shelf non-nuclear weapons?

-
When the first nuke blows, it's Calvinball.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 11:52 PM (Nwg0u)

487 OK, time for bed. Have fun ya'll.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 11, 2017 11:52 PM (w+Jhj)

488
if KJU struck Seoul with nuclear weapons, could we still choose to retaliate with daisy cutters and other top-shelf non-nuclear weapons?
---

I believe he's officially known as "Little Kim" or "China's Retarded Cousin."

Also... it seems like Teh Donald has convinced China that it is in Their Best Interest to Take Care of The Situation.

/China has a lot of plastic crap to sell here in the US, and don't and Their Retarded Cousin to eff that up.


Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:52 PM (FkAXz)

489 Laters, AshevilleRobert.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 11:53 PM (8nWyX)

490 Continued prayers for you and Joyce, ibguy.

You too NDH. And Bebe's. And Insomniac, who was called to the principal's office.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 11:53 PM (tHwdc)

491 *I nominate you president of our club
---

1. No meetings. Ever.
2. All in-person human interactions must be accompanied by large quantities of Val U Rite
3. Slogan? "People are Idiots"

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:47 PM (FkAXz)*

I would like to apply for membership in this club. Y'all sound like my kind of people.

Posted by: tbodie at April 11, 2017 11:53 PM (bF/TV)

492 What I don't get from a design perspective -- chairs.


Very few chairs are actually comfortable to sit in. Why can the human race not get this simple thing right?

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2017 11:54 PM (qUNWi)

493 shibumi, yeah, I keep wishing that we could just say to China, "take care of Un and the Norks and we'll make it worth your while."

I've heard what they always do is hem and haw and say "gee, we understand, but they don't respect us either." Also they're supposedly absolutely dead-set against having to deal with any refugees.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:54 PM (qazQh)

494 Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:47 PM (FkAXz

You are my president for life and I love you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 11:55 PM (UmhSQ)

495 and for you too, from me, Miley. prayers for all the Horde

Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 11:55 PM (8mO0Q)

496 Sorry about your cat, Mike. He just wants to spend his last time here with his best buddy. They sure can grok on what you are thinking and know when you need a buddy. Old Mickel sat on my lap for 4 hours before he breathed his last. He was there when I needed him so I babied him through his final week. Miss him a lot. In fact I got drunk the day he died and I have not been drunk but twice in the last 15 years.

Posted by: Eromero at April 11, 2017 11:55 PM (zLDYs)

497 321
What always amazed me was that Sears Roebuck

was the premier paper catalog store and couldn't figure out how to

transition to a web based catalog.

Especially with the lists they grew over the years with that catalog. Easily turned into an email list that would have enviable to many.

Posted by: gracepc at April 11, 2017 11:56 PM (OU4q6)

498 *qdpsteve's imagining of Trump and Xi talking re North Korea*

DT: Guys, we gotta do something. We've had it.

Xi: Okay, but I don't know what miracle you think we can pull off.

DT: As I've said, just name your price. It's worth it to us.

Xi: Could we have California? I just thought of that. Would it be worth it to you to give us California?

DT: I think that's off the table, but...

Xi: They didn't vote for you. They hate your guts. Come on, we want it. Give us California for the Norks. What have you got to really lose?

DT: Uh, now that I think about what you're saying...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:57 PM (qazQh)

499 Very few chairs are actually comfortable to sit in. Why can the human race not get this simple thing right?



Imagine that meeting? Oh hell no

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2017 11:57 PM (UmhSQ)

500 I've heard what they always do is hem and haw and
say "gee, we understand, but they don't respect us either." Also they're
supposedly absolutely dead-set against having to deal with any
refugees.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2017 11:54 PM (qazQh)


The Chinese claim to have begun embargoing Nork coal, up to and including sending trainfulls back across the border. So that is more than what they have done in the previous 8 years.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2017 11:58 PM (ii4h0)

501 Mike, what's the handgun that you were shooting unsatisfactorily?


And how long have you had, and how much have you shot it?
Posted by: rhomboid
---------------

VP-9, borrowed from a friend. I've run plenty of ammo through it. The problem is the usual, lack of consistent practice.

I'm exaggerating a little bit too, as everything was well within the scoring rings on 25 foot smallbore targets, just pulling low and right. I should add that my friend had changed the backstrap today also, which altered things a bit. My friend does dumb stuff, sometimes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:59 PM (ZO497)

502 Like I said earlier, no sitting at a meeting. Keeps 'em brisk.


And qdpsteve, ain't gonna be no world war anything.


Even hot festivities involving the Norks would not come close to being a world war. Short, messy, regional war.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2017 11:59 PM (g6yUI)

503 Kindltot, and that's good progress. Only problem is, Kim Jong Un is a giant toddler. He'll just keep screaming louder and louder...

I admit, at this stage I would tell Xi, "do ANYTHING you want. I don't care. Nuke 'em if you want. Just get rid of them for us. Please!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:00 AM (qazQh)

504 You are my president for life and I love you
--

*awww shucks*

Right now, I think that the horde and the ONT are one of the only things keeping me somewhat sane.

Well... that and "Kava Stress Relief Tea."

/"Tired of dealing with crap? Ready to go Postal because of your idiot boss/coworker/relative/neighbor? I'm Shibumi and I recommend large doses of Yogi Kava Stress Relief Tea throughout the day. It'll keep you out of jail."

Posted by: shibumi at April 12, 2017 12:00 AM (FkAXz)

505 Especially with the lists they grew over the years with that catalog. Easily turned into an email list that would have enviable to many.
Posted by: gracepc at April




yeah but the gap between the decline of their catalog business and internets/email was so great that their lists were probably useless.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:00 AM (cPsPa)

506 The submersible, electric fuel pump makes all kinds of engineering sense.

And then they went and stuck it into poorly designed fuel tanks, where said pump can run hot in an unsaturated condition, hence burning out the pump.

It's not a hard fix, but would add, oh, a few bucks to unit for the build.

Simply run the pump in it's own, 1 or 2 gallon sub-tank, fed by gravity or a tiny, external, electric fuel pump between the two tanks. (look at the fuel pump on any 1200cc Gold Wing, to see an example.)

When the main tank runs dry and quits feeding the main pump's sub-tank, well....systems shut off, fuel quits getting pumped RIGHT NOW.

The main fuel pump never runs dry, and never runs hot.

Of course, this means a separate, fuel-level "sender" float in the primary fuel tank.

We're not talking about hundreds of dollars per manufactured unit to effect such a change. Bet they could do it for about forty bucks per, at most.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 12, 2017 12:00 AM (v5iqM)

507 rhomboid, there probably won't be a big conflagration. True. Un has a comfy situation right where he is.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:01 AM (qazQh)

508 *The Chinese claim to have begun embargoing Nork coal, up to and including sending trainfulls back across the border. So that is more than what they have done in the previous 8 years.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2017 11:58 PM (ii4h0)*

I've seen a lot of coal trains over the years. Cars are allopen topped. Should be real eady to verify thatvtrains are returning to NK full. So very low probability of getting away with lying on that point.

Posted by: tbodie at April 12, 2017 12:01 AM (bF/TV)

509 and for you too, from me, Miley. prayers for all the Horde

Posted by: booknlass at April 11, 2017 11:55 PM (8mO0Q)

Thanks booknlass!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:01 AM (tHwdc)

510 @488 I pray you are right. A world of credit to both DT and Xi if so.
I can remember when, young and snide, once in a while some damn thing would blow up and I'd say, "Why don't we just let Ivan handle this one?"
That was probably the wrong thing to think, but, I came by it honestly.

All of our diplomacy, if you want to call it that, since Nixon Went, is wrapped up in China engaging with US'n's, and seeing the advantage of everybody kooming ba yah. This is the biggest test of that new order, so far.

They still believe in the Nine-Dash Line, and they want the Philippines and big chunks of Paki and India, though. And consider Africa already theirs. So Li'l Kim will be good practice for future joint ventures, still to come.

Looking back over the adventures of Russia and China, through many regime and philosophy changes, makes the idea of little old US as an "imperial power" pretty damn laughable. When we had one fall into our lap, we couldn't give it away fast enough. Free Navassa!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:01 AM (H5rtT)

511 Low and left, or low and right, Mike?


Ever seen one of those diagnostic targets? Worth a quick look for some possible explanations.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2017 12:02 AM (g6yUI)

512 "If you have to remove the tank to get at the pump, I just found an engineer who needs to be fired.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith"



IIRC most modern vehicles have fuel pumps in the tank and you've got to drop (that Mitsubishi excepted) the tank to get to it.

Mechanic told me "gas cools the pump don't ever let fuel level drop below 1/4", he then gave me an rnr quote. Very similar to the Ram above.

One more thing. Engineers should be required to
do the task they have designed into vehicles.

Posted by: gNewt at April 12, 2017 12:02 AM (tL/BP)

513 Thanks NDH & Miley. I send up lots of prayers for you guys & all the horde

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 12, 2017 12:03 AM (hscyr)

514 McDonald's core business is actually not selling fast food. It is in real estate.

Discuss.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 12, 2017 12:03 AM (+14dW)

515 McDonald's core business is actually not selling fast food. It is in real estate.

Discuss.
Posted by: Slunky Choom




nope. most stores are franchises.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:04 AM (cPsPa)

516
Paycheck is okay; I like this version better --

https://youtu.be/_i2eK8pkueM

Shove This Jay Oh Bee (from Office Space),
Canibus with Biz Markie

Posted by: Jay Oh Bee at April 12, 2017 12:04 AM (v1g1+)

517 /sock off

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2017 12:04 AM (VdICR)

518 463 @Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

True enough, OTOH, I remember looking at a Plymouth Breeze (many years ago) at a mall display.

The battery for that model was INSIDE a support pillar with only a small access port to jump-start the battery. It was obvious that a significant part of the front furniture would have to be taken off to replace the battery.

A sane project manager would fire the designer... the reality of it: he probably got a fat bonus for adding to the cost of replacement.

I took some some small satisfaction in telling the dealership rep (who was pimping the cars placed in the mall) that whoever dreamed up that design feature was a total retard.

And no... I wasn't interested in buying it.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at April 12, 2017 12:05 AM (Quwsn)

519 McDonald's core business is actually not selling fast food. It is in real estate.

Discuss.
Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 12, 2017 12:03 AM (+14dW)


. . . That would explain the "earthy taste" of the coffee and burgers, I can buy that.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 12, 2017 12:05 AM (ii4h0)

520 Our 10 + year old setter bitch has really slowed down on eating. She seems the same but I'm afraid it's the symptom of something serious

Pets the wrecker of hearts
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
------------

Little Sophie, our Shih-Tzu, has now gone completely deaf. She stays in her bed a lot. Still loves to walk, but tires a little sooner, and often wants to come home sooner than she used to.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:06 AM (ZO497)

521 Whoever designed the headlights on a pontiac g6 needs to be made to change the bulb all day as torture.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2017 12:06 AM (qUNWi)

522 have a friend that keeps insisting that the best cup of coffee in town is at mcdonalds. have a feeling he is just likes the price.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:06 AM (cPsPa)

523 Hey insomniac looking for your thoughts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2017 12:06 AM (UmhSQ)

524
It's not "Meeting Bingo", it's "Bullshit Bingo", 'cause when you win...

Posted by: You Yell Out "Bullshit!" at April 12, 2017 12:06 AM (v1g1+)

525 how great is the internets you can find nearly anything in one search.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:07 AM (cPsPa)

526 nope. most stores are franchises.
Posted by: yankeefifth
------------

I think Waffle House may be all company owned.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:07 AM (ZO497)

527 nope. most stores are franchises.

Posted by: yankeefifth

+++++++++++++++++++++++

But part of the franchise agreement, iirc, is that McDonald's can take over any store they want and, iirc, McDonalds has the final say on where a store will be located.

Plus, Ray Kroc said, basically, I'm not in the business of selling fast food. I am in real estate. We just sell burgers and fries to pay off the loan for the land.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 12, 2017 12:07 AM (+14dW)

528 Oh yeah, that reminds me... did McD's ever apologize / walk-back that retarded anti-Trump tweet?

(I'm still boycotting their sorry asses...)

Posted by: CPT. Charles at April 12, 2017 12:08 AM (Quwsn)

529 We're not talking about hundreds of dollars per manufactured unit to effect such a change. Bet they could do it for about forty bucks per, at most.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 12, 2017 12:00 AM (v5iqM)
****************

Ah, saddle tanks. Most PU drivers would gladly pay the extra for saddle tanks. Must be a CAFE in there somewhere.

Posted by: gNewt at April 12, 2017 12:08 AM (tL/BP)

530 IIRC most modern vehicles have fuel pumps in the tank and you've got to drop (that Mitsubishi excepted) the tank to get to it.

Posted by: gNewt at April 12, 2017 12:02 AM (tL/BP)


RX-7 and Stealth TT (Mazda and Mitsu) - hatch area under carpet.

BMW 325 - under back seat.

Passat - trunk under carpet.

I maintain that not having an access panel is *insane* penny-pinching.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 12, 2017 12:08 AM (wB8Tg)

531 You know, when they started having those ads I was like, what are you doing with baby powder on your hoo-hah? Why?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 11:47 PM (tHwdc)

Not being of the hoo-hah-having persuasion, I am at a complete loss on that one. I've never heard of using talcum powder as, how shall I say it, an intimate feminine hygiene product.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:09 AM (0mRoj)

532 Also they're supposedly absolutely dead-set against having to deal with any refugees.
--

If China consulted with someone like "Russia" I betcha they could figure out a way for all of "Cousin Retards" government and family to "get sick" and "die suddenly" from "polonium."

/just pointing out a few alternate ideas here...

Posted by: shibumi at April 12, 2017 12:09 AM (FkAXz)

533 *One more thing. Engineers should be required to
do the task they have designed into vehicles.
Posted by: gNewt at April 12, 2017 12:02 AM (tL/BP)*

More money in parts business than selling new units. Why do you think the shade tree mechanic has been obsoleted?

Posted by: tbodie at April 12, 2017 12:09 AM (bF/TV)

534 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:06 AM (ZO497)

Sorry to hear that Mr. Hammer
My heart reaches out to you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2017 12:09 AM (UmhSQ)

535 523 Hey insomniac looking for your thoughts
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2017 12:06 AM (UmhSQ)

Sent just a moment ago.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:10 AM (0mRoj)

536 BTW, the rule of thumb for meetings is: the attendee with the largest bladder wins any disputes brought up at a meeting...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at April 12, 2017 12:10 AM (Quwsn)

537 Hey Insomniac.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:10 AM (sB1y1)

538 Low and left, or low and right, Mike?


Ever seen one of those diagnostic targets? Worth a quick look for some possible explanations.

Posted by: rhomboid
-----------

Right. I'll look for the diagnostic targets, but in the immediate case, I'm blaming change of grip, and too much coffee beforehand.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:10 AM (ZO497)

539 Thanks for having me, Wolf. Lol!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 12:10 AM (7dpmG)

540
There are, in fact, numerous things that I miss about my former workplace. What I do not miss, however, with the white hot heat of a thousand suns, are meetings whose names began with...

Posted by: S. A. F. E. T. Y. at April 12, 2017 12:11 AM (v1g1+)

541 shibumi, there's some great out-of-the-box thinking.

(Sorry for the corporatespeak there)
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:11 AM (qazQh)

542 @506 There's a name for that sub-tank. It's a "weir."
From the dammed-up lakes that fed overshot water wheels.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:11 AM (H5rtT)

543 But part of the franchise agreement, iirc, is that McDonald's can take over any store they want and, iirc, McDonalds has the final say on where a store will be located.

Plus, Ray Kroc said, basically, I'm not in the business of selling fast food. I am in real estate. We just sell burgers and fries to pay off the loan for the land.
Posted by: Slunky Choom




how often do mcdonalds get torn down and replaced by something better? don't they usually stay a mcdonald's or get boarded up and looted for copper?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:12 AM (cPsPa)

544 537 Hey Insomniac.
Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:10 AM (sB1y1)

Hey! How are you feeling? I think you mentioned you were under the weather.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:12 AM (0mRoj)

545 nope. most stores are franchises.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:04 AM (cPsPa)
*********************

This may be out of date but McDonald's sells you the franchise, they provide the location, they have the buyers/shoppers. As a franchisee you go to their school to learn the operation. If at the end of a year you have followed their game plan and not made the profit they said, they will buy you a new location.

Posted by: gNewt at April 12, 2017 12:12 AM (tL/BP)

546 In the summer months a know a guy (who is not me) that uses talcum powder on his nether region. Because, swamp crotch.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 12, 2017 12:12 AM (+14dW)

547 Flu.

Temp is finally below 100.

So, better.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:12 AM (sB1y1)

548 Anyone who talks seriously about "thinking outside the box"
spends a night in the box.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:13 AM (0mRoj)

549 y5, there's a McDonalds in my town that closed over a year ago (December 2015), and is probably going to be torn down and replaced by a car wash.

So while it might have been unthinkable years ago when McDonalds was practically a money-printing factory, today it's entirely possible for locations to go away.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:13 AM (qazQh)

550 There are, in fact, numerous things that I miss about my former workplace. What I do not miss, however, with the white hot heat of a thousand suns, are meetings whose names began with...

Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y.

fixed that for you. I worked at a place that was insane with that shit.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2017 12:13 AM (qUNWi)

551 Airline drags off passenger.
'Murica flips out.
Syria executes 70 odd additional citizens with poison.
51 million dollars of drone explosives expended.
Thousands of babies ripped apart in the womb.
Crickets.

Posted by: V.I. Lenin at April 12, 2017 12:13 AM (dZGNV)

552 my suspicion with the powder hooha thing is that someone mixed up baby powder with coke.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:13 AM (cPsPa)

553 547 Flu.

Temp is finally below 100.

So, better.
Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:12 AM (sB1y1)

Ugh. Glad you're on the mend.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:14 AM (0mRoj)

554 532 betcha they could figure out a way for all of "Cousin Retards" government and family to "get sick" and "die suddenly" from "polonium."
Posted by: shibumi at April 12, 2017 12:09 AM (

Sounds like someone needs to host a high tea...lovely cucumber sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, tasty pastries topped off with a big steaming pot of earl polonium

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 12, 2017 12:14 AM (hscyr)

555
Temp is finally below 100.

So, better.
Posted by: SMFH
------------

So, you're almost uber it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:14 AM (ZO497)

556 Anyone who talks seriously about "thinking outside the box"
spends a night in the box.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor




uh, at the hq it is thinking outside the barrel.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:15 AM (cPsPa)

557 Shibumi, in almost every meeting as a worker:

"This is a waste of my time. Even if I was sitting doing nothing, staring at the floor, it would be more productive than this. Oh God, the so called "boss" is a half-wit. In fact, all the executives in this meeting have a collective IQ smaller than the weight of my cat. Just kill me now. I need a new job. Immediately."

Posted by: shibumi at April 12, 2017 12:15 AM (FkAXz)

558 So, you're almost uber it?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:14 AM (ZO497)

---

I wish I had a tank.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:15 AM (sB1y1)

559 Not being of the hoo-hah-having persuasion, I am at a
complete loss on that one. I've never heard of using talcum powder as,
how shall I say it, an intimate feminine hygiene product.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:09 AM (0mRoj)

Can't imagine what that tastes like. Maybe ass. Not hoo-hah.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:16 AM (tHwdc)

560 Is this a Fashion War Crime???

https://youtu.be/zq7Eki5EZ8o

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:16 AM (9qw5X)

561 The other thing about McDonalds is that other fast food joints try to figure out where McDonalds is putting up a new store and then they try to get a spot nearby.

Because McDonalds has that whole location, location, location thing figgered out.

Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 12, 2017 12:16 AM (+14dW)

562 Hey Miley : )

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:17 AM (sB1y1)

563
Jack in the Box near me closed down.
Sears Hardware near me closed down.
Barnes and Noble near me closed down.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2017 12:17 AM (IqV8l)

564 I wish I had a tank.
Posted by: SMFH
----------------

*starts digging in*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:17 AM (ZO497)

565 Jack in the Box near me closed down.
Sears Hardware near me closed down.
Barnes and Noble near me closed down.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot
----------

So, you're some kind of curse?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:18 AM (ZO497)

566 I wish I had a tank.
--

I wish I could randomly tase people who are being idiots.

Posted by: shibumi at April 12, 2017 12:18 AM (FkAXz)

567 How does ASPCA rate charity percentage wise? Has to be better than the Clinton Foundation.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 12:18 AM (7dpmG)

568 Mike Hammer's Cat is not doing so well lately. Looks like renal troubles. Spends most time sleeping or seeking attention. The latter is out of character, and is starting to chip little bits out of my cold, black heart.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:33 PM (ZO497)

I'm so sorry, praying for you and your kitty.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 11:38

So sorry to hear that.

We are here in AZ, missing the pets. Butterscotch the cat is at home, neighbor girls love her and are taking care of her. Doggehs are boarded and weirdly love it there.

FIL made it thru his aortic valve surgery well today, that's good. Then they tell us he has a temp pacemaker and made need a permanent one.

Nice twist, but I don't think they understood that before hand. It was mentioned to them, they didn't tell us.

Jerry, Korean War Vet is doing well. Just a long day for all of us, started at 4 am.

I'm getting one more drink and going to bed.

T


Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2017 12:18 AM (PzqA/)

569 Back when the only thing to go wrong inside the gas tank was the (cork!) float on the gas gauge getting gas-logged and not floating like when it was new, you usually had to drop the gas tank to get to that port, too. Now, you usually had to keep a car quite a darn while to get that problem, but you hear enough stories of guys saying "it ran out of gas when the gauge said 1/4"...

I remember one time when there was a gas war on, and I'd just filled up my 63 Econoline for something like 28.9, and, sitting still in the driveway, the rubber hose that went from the filler to the tank gave up the ghost from dry-rot. Who would put the filler hose so far down on the tank?, I recall thinking, as I ran to find more empty buckets that would fit under there.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:18 AM (H5rtT)

570 Bertram, time to move out of Detroit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:18 AM (qazQh)

571 The other thing about McDonalds is that other fast food joints try to figure out where McDonalds is putting up a new store and then they try to get a spot nearby.

Because McDonalds has that whole location, location, location thing figgered out.
Posted by: Slunky Choom




want to know what retail chain had that strategy? kmart. they went around and leased land in areas they thought walmart wanted to build stores to keep walmart from going to those markets. signed 40 year leases and never built stores. so, how's that workin' for you?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:19 AM (cPsPa)

572 I wish I could randomly tase people who are being idiots.
Posted by: shibumi at April 12, 2017 12:18 AM (FkAXz)

--

That too.

Especially those that make bad puns...

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:19 AM (sB1y1)

573 Late to the thread, bowling night tonight. Clown Motel is in Tonapah, Nevada on US 95. Been by it many a time driving from Vegas to Reno, or vice versa. I always thought it looked kind of creepy.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 12:19 AM (FAo3p)

574 In the summer months a know a guy (who is not me) that uses talcum powder on his nether region. Because, swamp crotch.
Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 12, 2017 12:12 AM (+14dW)


Waitwaitwait... are there people who don't? Because If you haven't showered with Dr. Bronner's liquid peppermint hippie soap and then dried off and doused your junk/ass with Gold Bond, you're missing out on what it feels like to slip the surly bonds of earth to teabag a snowman. Face that day feeling minty f'n fresh.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 12, 2017 12:19 AM (8nWyX)

575 SMFH,

M-60A3 or an M-1A2?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:20 AM (9qw5X)

576 M1A2 SEP, Anna.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:20 AM (sB1y1)

577 Miley and Insom, talcum powder helps with feeling good when riding horses in the summer sun. as I trotted my pony when i was on the wagon train, little puffs of white would pop out of the waistband gap of my levis. really!

my cowboy friends ltao

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:20 AM (8mO0Q)

578 We just got a fine, new French restaurant opened, about a half mile from me.

Jaques en les Baux.

Would you care for a side of Pommes Frites?




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 12, 2017 12:21 AM (v5iqM)

579 I wish I had a tank.

Would probably lyft your mood a bit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 12, 2017 12:21 AM (IcT7t)

580 Jack in the Box near me closed down.
Sears Hardware near me closed down.
Barnes and Noble near me closed down.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2017 12:17 AM (IqV8l)
**********************

If they start building Quick Stop Gas or apartments...Sell.

Posted by: gNewt at April 12, 2017 12:21 AM (tL/BP)

581 If I was allowed to Tase customers at Wal-Mart... oh dear

Like the shoplifter who boosted a pair of silicone bra inserts and left the box in toys near the Matchbox cars...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:21 AM (9qw5X)

582 So while it might have been unthinkable years ago when McDonalds was practically a money-printing factory, today it's entirely possible for locations to go away.
Posted by: qdpsteve




yeah, before detroit was a former soviet client state and chicago was the congo.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:21 AM (cPsPa)

583
457 Who moved my cheese?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:44 PM (IqV8l)


Close, but no cigar, for the dumbest "business" book ever. It's...

Posted by: What Color Is Your Parachute at April 12, 2017 12:22 AM (v1g1+)

584 Jack in the Box near me closed down.
Sears Hardware near me closed down.
Barnes and Noble near me closed down.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr




what did you do?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:22 AM (cPsPa)

585 Would probably lyft your mood a bit.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 12, 2017 12:21 AM (IcT7t)

---

Yep...

A tank AND a taser would come in handy right about now.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:23 AM (sB1y1)

586 Would probably lyft your mood a bit.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
------------

*hands Blanco an entrenching tool*

You're gonna need it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:23 AM (ZO497)

587 Ghosts have meetings with the living in the Clown Motel.

Posted by: Sasquatch the Original trans-Wookie at April 12, 2017 12:23 AM (gv78y)

588 Can't imagine what that tastes like. Maybe ass. Not hoo-hah.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:16 AM (tHwdc)

There's a powdered donut joke here somewhere but I can't quite put it together.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:23 AM (0mRoj)

589 120mm TASER round?

That will leave a mark.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:24 AM (9qw5X)

590 Lol, he has had 3 campaign managers and 3 wives. Paul Begala is such a pos.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 12:24 AM (7dpmG)

591 Anna, LOL.

It's probably a good thing it's frowned upon. I'd tase just about everybody in front of me in line at the checkout.

"Not fast enough!" *tzzz*
"You're paying with a CHECK?!?" *tzzz*
"You look like an idiot!!" *tzzz*

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:24 AM (qazQh)

592 Like the shoplifter who boosted a pair of silicone bra inserts and left the box in toys near the Matchbox cars...
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:21 AM (9qw5X)

---

I LOL'd.

Would make the PoW site much more funneh.

TPoW.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:25 AM (sB1y1)

593 434 gracepc

About to turn in.

Thank you, ma'am, and the other Hordelings that chimed in.

The pneumonia, while problematic, is apparently a fairly common side effect of the chemo.

She's not out of the woods yet, but cautiously hopeful.

Posted by: ibguy at April 12, 2017 12:25 AM (vUcdz)

594 hi, Farmer!

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:25 AM (8mO0Q)

595 577 Miley and Insom, talcum powder helps with feeling good when riding horses in the summer sun. as I trotted my pony when i was on the wagon train, little puffs of white would pop out of the waistband gap of my levis. really!

my cowboy friends ltao
Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:20 AM (8mO0Q)

Wow. Ok then. But no cancer?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:25 AM (0mRoj)

596 589 120mm TASER round?

That will leave a mark.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:24 AM (9qw5X)

---

I know.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:25 AM (sB1y1)

597 RE: retail stores. I had to buy an Easter dress, and my go to cheap options had nothing. Also.. I'm fussy about things like that, so said dress must work for other occasions as well, etc. So... I decided to try JC Penny.

I was shocked by their selection (really extensive in a variety of sizes), and between sales and a coupon, I got a decent price.

Completely shocked.

Posted by: shibumi at April 12, 2017 12:26 AM (FkAXz)

598 There was a very successful restaurant chain, by older definition, called White Tower. God, I miss them. They had a firm real estate strategy: they owned their buildings (very distinctive architecture), but insisted on leasing the land they sat on. Odd approach, but made sense to them in the 30's, 40's.

On more than one occasion, they lost a lease, and moved the building. And no, the buildings were not designed to be easy to move.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:26 AM (H5rtT)

599 522 have a friend that keeps insisting that the best cup of coffee in town is at mcdonalds. have a feeling he is just likes the price.


What gave that away?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2017 12:26 AM (UmhSQ)

600
574 In the summer months a know a guy (who is not me) that uses talcum powder on his nether region. Because, swamp crotch.
Posted by: Slunky Choom at April 12, 2017 12:12 AM (+14dW)


This is a must while attending our week at summer camp. There's nothing worse than dealing with youths suffering with chafing.

Posted by: Chafing - Summer Camp's Worst Affliction at April 12, 2017 12:26 AM (v1g1+)

601 The trouble with JC Penny is that nobody can spell it. Their downfall.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:27 AM (H5rtT)

602 JCPenney.

And the guy's name was actually, James Cash Penney.
He died in 1971.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:28 AM (qazQh)

603 SMFH, would you be interested in taking a crack at this?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?ie=UTF8node=12061299031

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:28 AM (9qw5X)

604 White Castle? Never heard of White Tower.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 12:29 AM (7dpmG)

605 *hands Blanco an entrenching tool*

You're gonna need it.


She can only kill me once.

Now, with the M1A2 she can grind the corpse into a nice fine paste, but then I've always had a pasty complexion.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 12, 2017 12:29 AM (IcT7t)

606 The trouble with JC Penny is that nobody can spell it. Their downfall.

***

Sears should've merged with Penney's rather than KMart.

BTW, Penney's draperies/blinds department is really good.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 12, 2017 12:30 AM (nAp1e)

607 Got a 404, Anna.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:30 AM (sB1y1)

608 595 no cancer?

well, about that. I am a cancer survivor. surgery in 2000.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:30 AM (8mO0Q)

609 Flu.



Temp is finally below 100.



So, better.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:12 AM (sB1y1)

Sorry to hear that you had the flu, but glad you're feeling better, SMFH!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:30 AM (tHwdc)

610 JCPenney at least seems to be trying to stay current and in business.

At Sears they seem to be just waiting for that last knife to fall.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:31 AM (qazQh)

611 Thanks, Miley.

Hope things are going well for you.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:31 AM (sB1y1)

612 *If sales slogans were based on fact*

JCPenney: "Hey we may be down, but we're not out!"

Sears: "Just kill us already, we know you don't like us"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:32 AM (qazQh)

613 Okay, lets try TinyURL and the FAQ link

http://preview.tinyurl.com/m4thpmo

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:32 AM (9qw5X)

614 Posted by: Chafing - Summer Camp's Worst Affliction at April 12, 2017 12:26 AM (v1g1+)

Chafing, I laugh

Posted by : unintended Pregnancy-Summer Camp's Worst Afflictiom

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2017 12:33 AM (UmhSQ)

615 Mike... if you have the time to fix it, homemade food might suit your kitty and help with his kidneys. Our cats eat ground chicken thighs mixed with pure pack pumpkin puree (about 2 pounds of thighs to 1 28 oz can of pumpkin). You can cook it with egg whites for a cat with kidney issues as the egg whites are high in protein and low in phosphorous (which stresses the kidneys).



This diet also has the benefit of being wet which would help your cat with dehydration. Dehydration is an endemic issue with house cats who eat kibble as they tend not to drink much. Cats in the wild get their moisture from the dead things they eat but house cats don't..

Posted by: redbanzai at April 12, 2017 12:33 AM (FTXAT)

616 *If store slogans were based on fact*

Starbucks: "Where you can get coffee and feel so smugly superior to all those Trump-voting rubes out there"

Barnes & Noble: "We don't know how or even why we're still here, but we are"

McDonalds: "Uh, pretend it's 1971 again and come on in!"

Jack In The Box: "Because you don't want to live that much longer anyway, just admit it"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:33 AM (qazQh)

617 612 LOL. good one Steve

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:33 AM (8mO0Q)

618 little puffs of white would pop out of the waistband gap of my levis. really!



my cowboy friends ltao

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:20 AM (8mO0Q)

Well...I...never!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:34 AM (tHwdc)

619
At Sears they seem to be just waiting for that last knife to fall.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:31 AM (qazQh)


That's the truth. I went to exchange a set of lined work coveralls for a larger size after Christmas at the Sears location where my son obtained them and the desultory attitude of the staff was evident.

Posted by: Death Rattle? #TwoWeeks at April 12, 2017 12:34 AM (v1g1+)

620 This may be out of date but McDonald's sells you the franchise, they provide the location, they have the buyers/shoppers. As a franchisee you go to their school to learn the operation. If at the end of a year you have followed their game plan and not made the profit they said, they will buy you a new location.
Posted by: gNewt at April




well, that is cool. makes sense. If mcdonalds has given you the playbook and you cannot execute despite them giving you all the answers they do not want you ruining their brand by dragging people out of the restaurant because they need room for a staff meeting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:34 AM (cPsPa)

621 Right of rescission on residences is because of Sears credit card rate loans.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 12:34 AM (7dpmG)

622 So you don't get rid hard and put away wet?

Learn something ev-ry day.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:35 AM (tHwdc)

623 Damn, 600+ posts already?

Got some catchin' up to do.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 12, 2017 12:35 AM (D2vc1)

624 booknlass, thanks.

Williams-Sonoma: "The place to shop when you need to feel rich and superior but aren't in the mood for Starbucks"

United Airlines: "We're too big to fail and it shows"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:35 AM (qazQh)

625 Interesting, Anna.

You entering?

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 12:35 AM (sB1y1)

626 CNBC - "Today United Airlines parent company announced the acquisition of the Sears retail chain. Once the merger is complete, the company will be called Sears United and you will be able to buy via SkyMall exclusive Sears products."

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:36 AM (9qw5X)

627 @604 White Tower, founded Milwaukee 1926. 230 locations.
One surviving. There's a book about their Art Deco/Moderne design.

There are two Kewpee's in Lima, Ohio. They're great.

Probably the first chain anywhere was the "Triangle Lunch System."
There were still a few around in the early 80's. It was a commissary network, with only occasional attempts to unify the look. There are all sorts of old diner and roadside shack pictures with the Triangle trademark on them.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:37 AM (H5rtT)

628
"It's Like A Free High-Colonic With Every Entree!" -- Chipotle

Posted by: If sales slogans were based on fact... at April 12, 2017 12:37 AM (v1g1+)

629 Anna, also LOL. You're on fire tonight.

If you try to pay for your items with a check at Sears United, they have you dragged kicking and screaming from the store.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:37 AM (qazQh)

630 have a friend that keeps insisting that the best cup of coffee in town is at mcdonalds. have a feeling he is just likes the price.


What gave that away?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian




well, the funny thing is he makes such an passionate argument trying to sell me. wold be fine if he said screw sbux I am not paying 3 bucks for a cup of coffee it is not 3x better that mcdonalds.

oddly, even though it is a dollar for any size I always get the medium. however, if I ever get something to eat, a meal, I always supersize it in case I want more.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:38 AM (cPsPa)

631 There's a powdered donut joke here somewhere but I can't quite put it together.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:23 AM (0mRoj)

Would confectioners sugar help, do you think?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:38 AM (tHwdc)

632 If sales slogans..., LOL.

Chipotle: "Think of eating with us as a thrilling gamble!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:38 AM (qazQh)

633 >>Starbucks: "Where you can get coffee and feel so smugly superior to all those Trump-voting rubes out there"

I just loved hearing about conservatives telling the baristas their names were Trump when they ordered, after the election, so the turks would have to call out "Trump!" when their coffee was ready.

that still makes me smile

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:38 AM (8mO0Q)

634 608 595 no cancer?

well, about that. I am a cancer survivor. surgery in 2000.
Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:30 AM (8mO0Q)

Oh goodness. Well, obviously I'm glad for the outcome, if not the process. I'm assuming there was no causal relationship with your powdery equine activities...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:39 AM (0vzJL)

635 Dunkin' Donuts: "You can hear your arteries closing and your blood pressure rising with every bit and sip"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:40 AM (qazQh)

636 Mike... if you have the time to fix it, homemade food might suit your kitty
Posted by: redbanzai
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Got it, got it all. I'm certainly willing to try.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:40 AM (ZO497)

637 Starbucks: "Where you can get coffee and feel so smugly superior to all those Trump-voting rubes out there"

I just loved hearing about conservatives telling the baristas their names were Trump when they ordered, after the election, so the turks would have to call out "Trump!" when their coffee was ready.

that still makes me smile
Posted by: booknlass




don't fuck with your barista, my barista has my back. wee have never discussed politics but every morning she sets aside a scone for me in case I get there late. Jasmine is my girl

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:41 AM (cPsPa)

638 *If sales slogans were based on fact*

"Always give more than you promise.
But not too much more, or you'll go broke!"
--actual slogan of a major corporation

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:41 AM (H5rtT)

639 So you don't get rid hard and put away wet?

exactly, and you stay nice and comfy.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:41 AM (8mO0Q)

640 Would confectioners sugar help, do you think?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:38 AM (tHwdc)

You know...it just might.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:41 AM (0vzJL)

641 Sugar: the original addictive white stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:42 AM (qazQh)

642 Chipotle: "Think of eating with us as a thrilling gamble!"
Posted by: qdpsteve




yeah its a crapshoot.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:42 AM (cPsPa)

643 Dunkin' Donuts: "You can hear your arteries closing and your blood pressure rising with every bit and sip"

Krispy Kreme: Got Diabetes? You will.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 12, 2017 12:42 AM (IcT7t)

644
"We Have No Idea How Long the 'Meat Products' Have Been Rolling Under the Heat Lamps" -- 7-Eleven

Posted by: If sales slogans were based on fact... at April 12, 2017 12:42 AM (v1g1+)

645 SMFH, yeah working up a new short story. Got about 3k of rough draft written. Should go and write some more. Get it finished. Let friends look at it, snicker, point, giggle, and hopefully have suggestions to fix it. Then another round of tinkering.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:43 AM (9qw5X)

646 I definitely want an M1A2. First asshole that decides he wants to make a left turn from the right lane and cuts me off? Pancake his happy ass. Stupid shit that decides that he's two cars behind me and passes me at 70 mph so he can cut me off and be the car in front of me at the light? Blow his happy ass into the next county. (I know, gun elevation and all that, but still, he has to get out in front of me sometime). That idiot that rides two foot off my rear bumper * at 70? Stop and go into reverse and pancake his ass. I'm not vindictive about stupid stupid stupid drivers. I'm really not.

*One of the best bumper stickers I've ever seen. "If you're gonna ride my ass, at least pull my hair". I want one.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 12:43 AM (FAo3p)

647
I can probably do something with that talcum powder/Levi's thing.

Posted by: Cowboy poet at April 12, 2017 12:43 AM (ZO497)

648
"They're Neither Magic, Nor Fingers"

Posted by: Have you heard about Clown Motel's great new promotion? at April 12, 2017 12:45 AM (v1g1+)

649 Would confectioners sugar help, do you think?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:38 AM (tHwdc)


You know...it just might.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:41 AM (0vzJL)

Kinky. I'm putting this on my list.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:45 AM (tHwdc)

650 hey, does anyone here own an H2? was looking at them on the internets and they seem to have held their value unusually well. it that because they quit making them and everyone wants one or are the internets just misrepresenting prices?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:45 AM (cPsPa)

651 Red Letter Media today reviewed a videotape entitled 'hospital clowning'. It's about preaching the gospel, in hospitals, as a clown. As in, it teaches how to do this.

I can't even. Seriously, even is an utter impossibility for me, having seen this.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 12, 2017 12:46 AM (6FqZa)

652 qdpsteve, thanks and how goes your screenplay writing?

*pauses*
So would a cable channel devoted exclusively to clowns be a brilliant idea?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:46 AM (9qw5X)

653 little puffs of white would pop out of the waistband gap of my levis

Here we are, talking about Western Auto stores and Roebuck.
Vanished aspects of the American scene.
Has a "waistband gap" been seen on "Levi's" in the last 35 years?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:46 AM (H5rtT)

654 yankeefifth, its nice you have a sweet barista. but I don't have one. can't afford it anymore...and there aren't any starbucks round here.

insomniac, actually, i might be proof of your statement. first learned of the soothing effect of baby powder around 76....and 24 years later, bam.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:46 AM (8mO0Q)

655 635 Dunkin' Donuts: "You can hear your arteries closing and your blood pressure rising with every bit and sip"
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 12:40 AM (qazQh)

A sweeter sound will ne'er be heard.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:47 AM (0vzJL)

656 *One of the best bumper stickers I've ever seen. "If you're gonna ride my ass, at least pull my hair". I want one.
Posted by: Old Blue
------------------

Funny bumper stickers.

I saw one on a ratted-out, rusty, yellow Toyota in Atlanta once, "My Other Car Is A Piece Of Shit Too"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:47 AM (ZO497)

657 When I first started doing real estate closings, senior citizens' Sears' siding, hvac, roofing et al loans had usurious interest rates. Sears didn't want any payments during the life of the loan, of course. Always, the heirs wished they had been asked to help.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 12:48 AM (7dpmG)

658 Wonderful that the best "American accent" appears, according to Brits, to be dumbass teen lingo and idiot ebonics. Note that it's not tone, inflection, etc, but rather certain words that apparently define the American "accent" to Europe.

I'll bet if you try that on Americans (give your best Brit accent) you won't get the same cockney: "So I towld the wanka ey could suck 'is own bollocks, the berk, and bog off tha cobwobbles."

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 12, 2017 12:48 AM (g9d8D)

659 @651 My late mother once belonged to a group that did just that.
One of my many failings as a family member must be that I was not sufficiently supportive of the endeavor.

It probably wasn't any wackier than the Lutheran folk club/coffee house I managed. In, you know, hindsight.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:50 AM (H5rtT)

660 Wow - that "ear worm" link to the Talking Heads video from '80....I'll be the studio was begging them to take some drugs, something, liven up that stage routine. PLEASE!!!

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 12, 2017 12:51 AM (g9d8D)

661 *pauses*
So would a cable channel devoted exclusively to clowns be a brilliant idea?
Posted by: Anna Puma



We already have CNN ...

Posted by: Adriane the Coffee Critic ... at April 12, 2017 12:52 AM (AoK0a)

662 It probably wasn't any wackier than the Lutheran folk club/coffee house I managed. In, you know, hindsight.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 12:50 AM (H5rtT)

Jello mold latte a big seller?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:52 AM (0vzJL)

663 "Wubba wubba, this is Clown Nutz Newz"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:53 AM (QDvfw)

664 661 *pauses*
So would a cable channel devoted exclusively to clowns be a brilliant idea?
Posted by: Anna Puma


We already have CNN ...
Posted by: Adriane the Coffee Critic ... at April 12, 2017 12:52 AM (AoK0a)

Coulrophile News Network

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:53 AM (0vzJL)

665 647 653

my friend Teri and I still laugh about that. she's a cowgirl extraordinaire. goes to the cowboy poetry thing every year.

you know how levi's were built sortof for men, and when a woman sits down in the saddle, there's that little gap sticking out in the middle of the waistband, right?

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:53 AM (8mO0Q)

666 Oh well time to write

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:53 AM (QDvfw)

667
Mike... if you have the time to fix it, homemade food might suit your kitty

Posted by: redbanzai

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



Got it, got it all. I'm certainly willing to try.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2017 12:40 AM (ZO497)

Hope it helps... for non-kidney related reasons, it was a literal life saver for our big cat when he first came to us as a kitten.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 12, 2017 12:54 AM (FTXAT)

668 Was it the show with Adrian Belew?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 12:54 AM (7dpmG)

669 So would a cable channel devoted exclusively to clowns be a brilliant idea?


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2017 12:46 AM (9qw5X)
Tonapah would appreciate the extra business.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 12:54 AM (FAo3p)

670 Time to sign off. Don't burn the place down without me. Goodnight y'all.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 12, 2017 12:55 AM (0vzJL)

671 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 12:00 AM (cPsPa)

Perhaps. I haven't given it a serious look - time wise. I don't know when they shuttered catalog, but it seems there must have been an indication that it was on the way out and they don't seem to have had a plan to use it. Or perhaps they did and failed. Dunno' Pretty sure Sears a B School case study basic.

Posted by: gracepc at April 12, 2017 12:57 AM (OU4q6)

672 So while it might have been unthinkable years ago when McDonalds was
practically a money-printing factory, today it's entirely possible for
locations to go away.

---
the one on Ventura Blvd a couple of cities over from my hooch went under:

nothing was said but the causes were obvious: fussy eaters not wanting McD. high rent, new mandatory higher minimum wages, and the endless stream of vagrants and bums hanging out inside and on the patio.

a yuppie sandwich shop is going in instead.

we shall see what happens.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2017 12:57 AM (uaB9K)

673 Pew,,pew pew pew, no pew. My dog says so .

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 12, 2017 12:58 AM (6Ll1u)

674 I've been from Tucson to Tucamcari
Tehatchapi to Tonapah
Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed

And if you give me
Weed, Whites and Wine
And you show me a sign
And I'll be willin
To keep movin

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 12:58 AM (FAo3p)

675 664

"Coulrophilia is the paraphilia involving sexual attraction to clowns,
mimes and jesters. The most likely reason behind this is because of lack
of childhood, but some say the attraction is because the person behind
the face paint could be anybody that you may or may not know."


-------

No. Just...no.

My gay friend in San Diego told me he knew he was gay by watching Bozo's ass.

Nonononono.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 12:59 AM (tHwdc)

676
"Whatever happened to the clowns in the woods?"


* Burrrrrrp! *

Posted by: Sated bears about to hibernate at April 12, 2017 12:59 AM (v1g1+)

677 Everybody, great stuff. LOL!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:00 AM (qazQh)

678 So, you smuggled some folks, and smokes, from Mexico?
Get burned by the sun, every time you go...to Mexico?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 01:00 AM (H5rtT)

679 hi, Farmer!
Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 12:25

I'm off to bed. 12 hours at the hospital is enough. Sleep sounds good to me.

Be well all you Ace people. Keep me informed. Is Hillary still ahead in PA?

Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2017 01:00 AM (PzqA/)

680 love that song, Old Blue.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 01:01 AM (8mO0Q)

681 Perhaps. I haven't given it a serious look - time wise. I don't know when they shuttered catalog, but it seems there must have been an indication that it was on the way out and they don't seem to have had a plan to use it. Or perhaps they did and failed. Dunno' Pretty sure Sears a B School case study basic.
Posted by: gracepc



wikipedia says they quit producing their general merchandise catalog in 93. wlamart may be in the same place in regard to amazon.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:01 AM (cPsPa)

682 Been enjoying a DiGiorno chorizo pizza tonight, topped with pickled garlic. Yum!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:01 AM (qazQh)

683 So I dvr the Casey Anthony special, and good God, I lasted two minutes, I couldn't bring myself to watch it!!
Sickened me to just have to see her fkin face...

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:01 AM (9plvG)

684 (which would explain why some of you can smell my breath over the web) :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:01 AM (qazQh)

685 So now I'm watching carnival eats, yay

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:02 AM (9plvG)

686 Damn, you guys are good. Listening to the Little Feat version right now.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:02 AM (FAo3p)

687 Ugh. What the hell did I eat?

I am one with the gas, and the gas is with me.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 12, 2017 01:02 AM (J+mig)

688 fast food in small towns is fantastic. fast food in big cities is horrible.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:03 AM (cPsPa)

689 Casey Anthony: "I wanted to appear tonight to confess that yes, I killed my daughter Kaylee."

Host: "And to share your deep, deep remorse and regret, correct?"

Casey: "Are you kidding?!? No way Jose, my life is great! I'm so happeeeeeeee!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:03 AM (qazQh)

690 hi horde, late to the party; did some apartment painting today and strained some deep back muscles. I go to the gym nearly every day. I should ask for a refund;I'm immobilized.

Woke up long enough to catch the rerun of Tucker and I would like to go to Queens and punch that smug loudmouth attorney in the mouth. It is more important for her to safeguard illegal immigrants who commit crimes than to safeguard fellow citizens who become their victims...even five year olds who are molested.

Although it is despicable, I can understand why people would let her know how much they hope her children get raped by an illegal with a criminal history.




Posted by: vivi at April 12, 2017 01:03 AM (11H2y)

691 597
RE:
JC Penny.

Posted by: shibumi at April 12, 2017 12:26 AM (FkAXz)

I hear that a lot. With JCP it's not the merchandise or the price that is the problem. I don't know what it is, but it's not that.

Posted by: gracepc at April 12, 2017 01:04 AM (OU4q6)

692 674 Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 12:58 AM (FAo3p)



When I drove cross country in 1979, I overnighted in Terra Haute, Tulsa, Tucumcari and Flagstaff.

When I drove cross country in 2003, all I remember is that I ended up driving the last 24 hours straight through. Oh right, a break at customs. Long day.




Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:05 AM (tHwdc)

693

Although it is despicable, I can understand why people would let her know how much they hope her children get raped by an illegal with a criminal history.




Posted by: vivi




really? for a liberal I thought she was pretty reasonable and nearly likable. not sure I have ever typed those words before.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:05 AM (cPsPa)

694 688 fast food in small towns is fantastic. fast food in big cities is horrible.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:03 AM (cPsPa)

Probably because in the small towns, they're usually franchisees that care about quality since their business depends on it, and in the big cities, they're usually corporate stores that know they'll make crazy money no matter what they do, just because of the population density.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 12, 2017 01:05 AM (J+mig)

695 Alice.

Dallas Alice.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 01:06 AM (8mO0Q)

696 Incredible TH show...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0wp2qhoop9U

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 01:07 AM (7dpmG)

697 Cato, yup.

I have a relative who lives in a town in Arkansas that's so small, the only fast-food restaurant they have in town is a... Sonic.

She says their food is fantastic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:07 AM (qazQh)

698 booknlass, remember the TV sitcom Alice?

I admit I used to really enjoy it. Although it became intolerable silly the last couple seasons it was on.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:07 AM (qazQh)

699 Probably because in the small towns, they're usually franchisees that care about quality since their business depends on it, and in the big cities, they're usually corporate stores that know they'll make crazy money no matter what they do, just because of the population density.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party



well, my guess was it's mostly staffing. small town fast food places are staffed mostly by hs kids working in their first job part time. not the same in the city.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:07 AM (cPsPa)

700 if it wasn't for teh intarnutz, i wouldn't even know who Casey Anthony was...

which would be a blessing.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2017 01:08 AM (uaB9K)

701 The Clown Motel is in Tonopah, NV...next to the graveyard...

Posted by: IT at April 12, 2017 01:09 AM (5orVb)

702 well, despiter her faults, whatshername anthony never made a sex tape.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:09 AM (cPsPa)

703 The Clown Motel is in Tonopah, NV...next to the graveyard...
Posted by: IT


It's so convenient! Talk about one-stop shopping!

Posted by: Harry Reid at April 12, 2017 01:09 AM (qazQh)

704 qdpsteve yep that's her. Ugg worst ending to a trial ever!
So, what's that lawyer up to now I wonder??

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:10 AM (9plvG)

705 y5, only because CA was too widely hated across America for even a sex tape to do well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:10 AM (qazQh)

706 yes, I remember. Vera freaked out and squeezed the straws all over the place. Flo said, "Kiss ma grits." loved saying that!

and I always liked Vic Tayback for some reason. He was in an old movie I watched the other night. maybe High Noon?

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 01:11 AM (8mO0Q)

707 Miley, I've got over 2 million miles over the road. I've got more miles backing up than most people got going forward. I have enough miles to go to the moon four times. I have never regretted it but I can't do that anymore because of my heart. I will admit that I really miss it. Mom called me her wandering Jew. Footloose and fancy free. I've seen so much of this country and there is still so much to see. I really do miss it.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:11 AM (FAo3p)

708 y5, only because CA was too widely hated across America for even a sex tape to do well.
Posted by: qdpsteve




not possible.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:11 AM (cPsPa)

709 Yup, CA was practically giggling when she received her 'not guilty' verdict. Ugh ugh ugh ugh, 1000 times ugh.

So, what's that lawyer up to now I wonder??
Posted by: lousagirl


"Would you like fries with that?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:11 AM (qazQh)

710 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:01 AM (cPsPa)

93 -- plenty of time to start new direction. Obviously there strategy was something else. Perhaps maintain the all things, all people someone else here mentioned.

Also at the time they did appliances, automotive etc. with no easy shipping like there is now. Heck with AMZ Prime you can probably get a humongous, very heavy something or other and get it shipped free in two days. Not so then.

Posted by: gracepc at April 12, 2017 01:12 AM (OU4q6)

711 y5, you're right. Look at the massive pile of sex-tape money Tonya Harding is just swimming in. Oh wait... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:12 AM (qazQh)

712 Damn, you guys are good. Listening to the Little Feat version right now.


Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:02 AM (FAo3p)

Saw them with my sweetheart maybe 10 years ago. Been a fan since the 70s.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:13 AM (tHwdc)

713 yankeefifth, if we ever sink that low then fuck it all!

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:13 AM (9plvG)

714 #CaseyAnthonySexTapePartners

i'll start: Kermit Gosnell

take it away Horde!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2017 01:14 AM (uaB9K)

715 Posted by: gracepc at April 12, 2017 01:12 AM (OU4q6)

Heck you could probably buy a closed Sears store and have it relocated in two days for free with Prime.

Posted by: gracepc at April 12, 2017 01:14 AM (OU4q6)

716 I've got to stop falling asleep at my desk. My neck is killing me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 01:14 AM (6gk0M)

717 ...at least the laundry is all folded. Fell behind, (got really lazy), and did three enormous loads. Never again.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 01:16 AM (6gk0M)

718 well, my guess was it's mostly staffing. small town fast food places are staffed mostly by hs kids working in their first job part time. not the same in the city.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:07 AM (cPsPa)

So part staffing, part management.

Although management can do a lot to improve staff quality.

So I blame management either way.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 12, 2017 01:16 AM (J+mig)

719 Mott had a great Alice song...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nHs1xMn0XEQ

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 01:16 AM (7dpmG)

720 Now watching best thing I ever ate, I wish I could teleport

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:17 AM (9plvG)

721 **TOP FIVE WORST MOMENTS IN CASEY ANTHONY'S INTERVIEW TONIGHT**

5. That it was sponsored by Avery's new line of "Baby On Board" car stickers and signs

4. When she wouldn't stop gushing about her latest close boyfriend, Roman Polanski

3. Stopping in the middle to plug her latest exercise video, "Eliminate The Pounds (And Much Much More!!) With Casey"

2. Wouldn't stop giggling all the way through the description of the police finding Caylee's dead body

1. When Casey listed her own Top 5 List of reasons why she's glad Caylee is gone

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:18 AM (qazQh)

722 One of my favorite songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdIHxpx9VUc

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:18 AM (FAo3p)

723 Miley, I've got over 2 million miles over the road.
I've got more miles backing up than most people got going forward. I
have enough miles to go to the moon four times. I have never regretted
it but I can't do that anymore because of my heart. I will admit that I
really miss it. Mom called me her wandering Jew. Footloose and fancy
free. I've seen so much of this country and there is still so much to
see. I really do miss it.


Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:11 AM (FAo3p)

I haven't seen half of what I'd like to have seen, Blue, but I do love me a good road trip. Looking forward to a good one sometime soon. The Mustang's running behind on mileage.
Did some good drives when I lived in Sweden, up north of the Arctic Circle. Some amazing country up there.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:18 AM (tHwdc)

724 Alice, by the Naughty Sweeties... Live at Madame Wu's in Chinatown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeaP1TjY0Kg

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2017 01:19 AM (uaB9K)

725 Is this the Ace Home for Tough Camaraderie Therapy about which I've heard such wonderful things?

The floors are stickier than I imagined.

* pulls up chair *

I'm so depressed. I hardly know why I'm bothering to write, so full am I of angst and despair.

Sure, it's a perfect Spring night, all our cats are accounted for, there's a full moon for the dog to howl at, and I have a tasty nightcap and amusement galore packaged in gray boxes on my monitor screen, but, but, what's it all mean? what's it all about? what's it all for?

*sighs deeply* *gulps drink*

Hey! Cheetoes and sour cream dip on the buffet!

* sniffs sour cream dip to be sure *

So, what's everybody else been doin?

Posted by: mindful webworker - randomer than usual at April 12, 2017 01:19 AM (44Kmm)

726 yankeefifth, it was her resolute refusal to acknowledge that her position about illegals needlessly victimized fellow citizens.

I bet she lives in a doorman building. HER borders are secure.

Posted by: vivi at April 12, 2017 01:20 AM (11H2y)

727 plenty of time to start new direction. Obviously there strategy was something else. Perhaps maintain the all things, all people someone else here mentioned.

Also at the time they did appliances, automotive etc. with no easy shipping like there is now. Heck with AMZ Prime you can probably get a humongous, very heavy something or other and get it shipped free in two days. Not so then.
Posted by: gracepc




my comment was in regard to your suggestion that the catalog should have been useful or translated in some useful way to the internets. the point is no. the catalog was done in 93. hardly anyone had internet addresses in 93 and sears clients were probably even less likely. there is no reason to think there would have been a way for them to convert their catalog users to internet users ten years later.

as for going a new direction, they tried lots of new directions, none of them worked.

as for business school, well kmart and sears were larded with mbas.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:20 AM (cPsPa)

728 Blue, absolutely. Little Wing's supernatural.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 01:21 AM (8mO0Q)

729 Did some good drives when I lived in Sweden, up north of the Arctic Circle. Some amazing country up there.

Same, but I was up in Iceland. Oh MY GOD, the Northern Lights were incredible!

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:21 AM (FAo3p)

730 721 qdpsteve, uggggggg
Sad thing is, I was actually thinking this could be real

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:21 AM (9plvG)

731 lousagirl, I admit my sense of humor has really grown dark over the years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:22 AM (qazQh)

732 Have etungs instead of meetings in order to encourage listening to others.

There is no 'I' or 'me' in etungs. But there is U.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 12, 2017 01:23 AM (vRcUp)

733 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:18 AM (qazQh)

---

She wasn't interviewed, just a rehash of the case and interviews with her mom and dad.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 01:24 AM (sB1y1)

734 When my husband worked from home I had to laugh when I heard him on a call that included the director of marketing. Nobody can spout buzzword bs like marketing people. I should have written some of it down.

Posted by: H at April 12, 2017 01:24 AM (b4rXB)

735 Miley, I've got over 2 million miles over the road. I've got more miles backing up than most people got going forward. I have enough miles to go to the moon four times. I have never regretted it but I can't do that anymore because of my heart. I will admit that I really miss it. Mom called me her wandering Jew. Footloose and fancy free. I've seen so much of this country and there is still so much to see. I really do miss it.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:11 AM (FAo3p)



One ton truck (F-350, etc.), set up for both fifth wheel and gooseneck.

RV deliveries, to wherever.

No DOT to deal with, just equip, sign on, and drive.

Just don't forget to log into the ONT from the various PETRO and LOVE's truck stops, along the way?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


(hasta la nite nite, Horde!)

Posted by: Jim at April 12, 2017 01:24 AM (v5iqM)

736 J. Geils is gone. Damn.

Posted by: vivi at April 12, 2017 01:25 AM (11H2y)

737 Elton John's All the Young Girls Love Alice is pretty badass.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 01:25 AM (7dpmG)

738 SMFH, that's a little better.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:25 AM (qazQh)

739 Best thing I ever ate, hmmmmm
Well hubby & I went to a five course Emeril meal with some good friends of ours, and every course was better then the last!!
We were there about two hours, it was awesome!!!

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:25 AM (9plvG)

740 y5, you're right. Look at the massive pile of sex-tape money Tonya Harding is just swimming in. Oh wait... ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve




well, harding's tape was negotiated by her husband whose last name was gillooly or something was a stunt double in bevis and butthead . not the brightest bulb on the tree, which is obvious by the genius in his kneecapping of kerrigan. further, similar to sears, the cash cow of internets porn was yet to be invented when harding was hawking her tape.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:26 AM (cPsPa)

741 G'Night, Jim.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 01:26 AM (6gk0M)

742 725 Is this the Ace Home for Tough Camaraderie Therapy about which I've heard such wonderful things?

The floors are stickier than I imagined.

* pulls up chair *

I'm so depressed. I hardly know why I'm bothering to write, so full am I of angst and despair.

Sure, it's a perfect Spring night, all our cats are accounted for, there's a full moon for the dog to howl at, and I have a tasty nightcap and amusement galore packaged in gray boxes on my monitor screen, but, but, what's it all mean? what's it all about? what's it all for?

*sighs deeply* *gulps drink*

Hey! Cheetoes and sour cream dip on the buffet!

* sniffs sour cream dip to be sure *

So, what's everybody else been doin?
Posted by: mindful webworker - randomer than usual

i kinda just fell in love with you right there.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 01:26 AM (8mO0Q)

743 y5, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:27 AM (qazQh)

744 Niters, Jim.

Posted by: SMFH at April 12, 2017 01:27 AM (sB1y1)

745 Same, but I was up in Iceland. Oh MY GOD, the Northern Lights were incredible!


Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:21 AM (FAo3p)

I only ever changed planes in Keflavik. I'm envious.

I mentioned to my Swedish instructor that the sky was really low in Sweden. He laughed and said it was really high in Iceland. He loved it there, translated Icelandic poetry to Swedish. There's a niche.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:27 AM (tHwdc)

746 Little Wing. I've loved all the versions. Jimi, Derek and the Dominos, Stevie Ray. They all had there different nuances for the same song. I'm a mid 60's to late 70's rocker, then after that CW until it became pop. Now I just live in the past because I haven't really heard anyone lately that I can appreciate. There's been one or two, but most are just bleh.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:27 AM (FAo3p)

747 731 qdpsteve, Awwww you are a sweetheart! we all have that dark stuff, don't dwell on it!

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:28 AM (9plvG)

748 nite, Jim! sweet dreams...

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 01:28 AM (8mO0Q)

749 Old Blue, ever listen to any blues music programs?

I can't stand his politics, but Gary Wagner has a show on KKJZ (also available via streaming on the web) that airs weekends, "Nothin' But The Blues." It's on from 2pm to 6pm PDT Saturdays and 2pm to 7pm PDT Sundays.

Seems like most of the last remaining real rockers these days are blues players, like Joe Bonamassa.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:29 AM (qazQh)

750 I bet J. Geils did it on purpose just to upstage me. I'm GAY.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 12, 2017 01:29 AM (vRcUp)

751 I really like Sting's with Branford.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 12, 2017 01:30 AM (7dpmG)

752 lousagirl, thanks.

Although I think he's a douche in other ways, I kinda/sorta agree with Ricky Gervais when he said lately, just because you make jokes about really distasteful, awful things that have happened, doesn't mean you approve in any way of those things.

I will admit there are a few topics I won't touch, though. Like 9/11.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:30 AM (qazQh)

753 Gotta call it a night. Thanks for the great chat tonight everyone.

Weekend's a-comin' quick!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2017 01:32 AM (qazQh)

754 G'Night, qdpsteve.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 01:32 AM (6gk0M)

755 Yeah, I was stationed at Naval Communications Station Keflavik Iceland for two years. We chased Russian subs and aircraft. Got kind of interesting from time to time. First time I read Hunt for the Red October, I'm like, how did he know that, it's classified, how did he know THAT, That's classified. I was pretty impressed by how much he knew. And he knew somebody that really knew.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:33 AM (FAo3p)

756 Posted by: mindful webworker - randomer than usual


So what's set you off on this troubled state?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:34 AM (tHwdc)

757 Why would Sears need a nude erection anyway??

Posted by: Common Tater at April 12, 2017 01:35 AM (8xb3Q)

758 qdpsteve, I'll check it out. Love the blues.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:35 AM (FAo3p)

759 752 qdpsteve, well I think that we all have that stuff, and anyone who says they don't are liars!
But I'm trying to be more positive, gotta admit I've been pissed off for a couple years, but the Trump winning the wh/liberals crying got me out of that funk, bwaaaaahaaaaahaa

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:36 AM (9plvG)

760 And he knew somebody that really knew.


Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:33 AM (FAo3p)

I know NOTHING!

Posted by: Sgt. Miley, the Duchess of Schultz at April 12, 2017 01:36 AM (tHwdc)

761 737 yes, and don't forget Go Ask Alice. that's a good one. also called White Rabbit, I believe.

Steve, and Blue, I had a blues radio show in college. the station was in the attic of an 150-year-old building, which i had to walk up. back when I smoked.

in that attic were 4-500 blues and jazz albums. I did an independent study, organizing them and writing a discography of them for a semester, and playing them on the radio. a blast!

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 01:37 AM (8mO0Q)

762 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:20 AM (cPsPa)

Point taken. Thx.

Posted by: gracepc at April 12, 2017 01:39 AM (OU4q6)

763 booknlass, I'm pretty envious here.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:39 AM (FAo3p)

764 booknlass: i kinda just fell in love with you right there.

Awww. I know it's the late hour and the tequila talking, but that's sweet. If I weren't so deeply married, I'd ask for your tumblr blog url. Or whatever kids do these days.

Blog comment theater - dollar-for-byte, still your best entertainment value.

Posted by: mindful webworker - kidz doo dese daze at April 12, 2017 01:41 AM (44Kmm)

765 yeah, i was lucky, Blue. born lucky, but I forget it too easily.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 01:42 AM (8mO0Q)

766 Awww. I know it's the late hour and the tequila talking, but that's
sweet. If I weren't so deeply married, I'd ask for your tumblr blog url.
Or whatever kids do these days.

-------

I've heard they sweep right. Or left. Left is bad.

Strangely, no floors are cleaned in the process.

Posted by: Sgt. Miley, the Duchess of Schultz at April 12, 2017 01:43 AM (tHwdc)

767 I'm like the guy standing in front of the tank in Tiananmen square, taking a stand against fascist America!

Posted by: the guy who got dragged off the flight at April 12, 2017 01:45 AM (vRcUp)

768 <sweeps Schultzie to the left>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:45 AM (tHwdc)

769 OK, now Neil Young and Crazy Horse Powderfinger. Good song. Saw them at DU back in 76. Good concert.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:47 AM (FAo3p)

770 Got to get up early , night all, qdpsteve & yankeefifth, Love ya's! Night all, God Bless

Posted by: lousagirl at April 12, 2017 01:47 AM (9plvG)

771 I heard that UA stock lost $830 million today. UA would have been better off offering Dr. No $1 million and an all expense paid night at the best whore house in Chicago.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 10:52 PM (Nwg0u)

Somebody may have already mentioned it, but they only ended up down about 1 percent on the day, after being down around 4 percent when I went to bed this morning.

As usual, dip buyers save the day.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 12, 2017 01:48 AM (D2vc1)

772 @757 Now THERE was a good old kick-me-under-the-table line, at Those Meetings.
Seemed like our agency was always looking for a Nude Erection.
Sometimes we'd ask leading questions, just to hear it enunciated clearly.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2017 01:48 AM (H5rtT)

773 *sits up in bed, smiling so she can see the keys better*

Yeah, I saw you said 'our' cats, too late, wouldn't bother a married man,

but wow, such a superb writer. I could see you gulp that drink.

that's the highway to my reader's heart, mindful. Now, I hope this depression of which you speak is just an exaggeration?

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 01:49 AM (8mO0Q)

774 The Clown Motel is in Tonopah, NV...next to the graveyard...


Posted by: IT at April 12, 2017 01:09 AM (5orVb)

I just looked this up on Google. I second that "creepy."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:51 AM (tHwdc)

775 G'Night, lousagirl.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 01:51 AM (6gk0M)

776 funny how much variation there is in a retailers store portfolio.

was at a walmart a few weeks ago and you knew it was a shit hole before you went in. carts all over the parking lot, shelves not stocked, stuff on shelves with dents and dings, lines take 20 mins.

10 mile away another one is nearly a corporate flagship. not one cart in the lot aside from the returns, floors polished, a place for everything and everything in its place, no dents or dings, no lines.

first store was nearly brand new, newest format, second store was at least 30 years old.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 11, 2017 11:02 PM (cPsPa)

Second store will be the same way within a year.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 12, 2017 01:52 AM (D2vc1)

777 feel better Bebes

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:54 AM (cPsPa)

778 Once when I was driving over the road, I started running with the Marshall Tucker Band's trucks. When we got to the Triple T truck stop in Tucson, the lead driver for their equipment trucks asks me if I'm going to be in Tucson over the weekend. I said I was and he asked if I wanted to go to the concert the next night and I said sure. He asked for my DL and wrote down some information. Next day we go to where the concert was and went to the will call window. I figured that we had front row seats. What they gave me was backstage passes. It was great. I can't remember which of the brothers, Ty or Tommy, but one of them was really great and the other was a total asshole. But it was still cool having backstage passes.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:54 AM (FAo3p)

779 night everyone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2017 01:55 AM (cPsPa)

780 G'Night, Y5.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 01:57 AM (6gk0M)

781 Night Yankee. Remember that we would have won the unpleasantness if we hadn't run out of grits. Damn Sherman.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:57 AM (FAo3p)

782 -Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:54 AM (FAo3p)

Wow! That's a cool story! Sounds like a blast.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 01:58 AM (6gk0M)

783 'nite, y5

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:59 AM (tHwdc)

784 * wandered off for a minute to refresh drink & kiss wife *

Miley: So what's set you off on this troubled state?

Ha. Hi, Miley. I'm just riffing on my normal state, more than anything particularly lately set off. A tangle of trouble too complicated and confusing to describe, mostly the consequence of choices too stupid to admit.

Day ending in y.

So much to be concerned about, so much to be grateful for, my communion with the Almighty tends to consist of "Help! Thank you! Help! Thank you! Help! Thank you! Help! Thank you! etc."



http://mindfulwebworks.com/best-of-spirits/murphy-slaw

Posted by: mindful webworker - help! thank you! at April 12, 2017 01:59 AM (44Kmm)

785 was at a walmart a few weeks ago and you knew it was a shit hole before you went in. carts all over the parking lot, shelves not stocked, stuff on shelves with dents and dings, lines take 20 mins.

Sounds more like K-Mart than walmart.

Posted by: ISO 9001 at April 12, 2017 02:00 AM (vRcUp)

786 Blue, I've never been backstage. Marshall Tucker rocks. You know, it was here at Ace's where i learned Dreams came from the Allman Bros. I thought MT wrote it.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 02:00 AM (8mO0Q)

787 Slap it was a hell of a lot of fun. Not bad for an old OTR guy.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 02:01 AM (FAo3p)

788 I met the acror from SNL that used to do "Goat Boy" when I was working the door in a downtown Cleveland night club in The Flats.

He asked me why the women were all so...

"Fat?", I said.

He said that he wasn't going to say it.

I told him that it was getting close to winter, so they needed their stores, because they weren't coming out until Spring.

It cracked him up. I didn't realize until days later that I had just met Jim Brewer because he was working the comedy club across the way in The Powerhouse.

That's my best story and it ain't that good.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:03 AM (6gk0M)

789 On Facebook, there was a cloth graphic of Johnny, from The Karate Kid. Cobra Kai's best student. In big letters it said WHAT WOULD JOHNNY DO? Not bad. 800 likes.

I cracked my knuckles like a pianist and hammered down my own comment. Jesus swept. You're welcome world. I'll be here all weekend. Zero likes.

Zero likes, people. Zero likes.

Facebook is a scourge that can only be cleansed by fire.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2017 02:04 AM (VdICR)

790 "actor", even.

...tired.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:04 AM (6gk0M)

791 Posted by: ISO 9001 at April 12, 2017 02:00 AM (vRcUp)

WalMarts vary greatly depending on where you're at. Some are decent, some are nightmarish, but sometimes the nightmare stores have stuff you can't find anywhere else.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 12, 2017 02:05 AM (J+mig)

792 Ah, just found it to listen to it, and see it's Molly Hatchet. still love it, still thought THEY wrote it. i'm dumb sometimes. and I'm Phi Beta Kappa!

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 02:05 AM (8mO0Q)

793 Facebook is a scourge that can only be cleansed by fire.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2017 02:04 AM (VdICR)

Facebook has always been a boil upon the ass of civilization. It will be better for us all when it's finally lanced and drained.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 12, 2017 02:07 AM (J+mig)

794 I'm just riffing on my normal state, more than anything particularly
lately set off. A tangle of trouble too complicated and confusing to
describe, mostly the consequence of choices too stupid to admit.



Day ending in y.



So much to be concerned about, so much to be grateful for, my
communion with the Almighty tends to consist of "Help! Thank you! Help!
Thank you! Help! Thank you! Help! Thank you! etc."

===========

This sounds strangely familiar. My tangle isn't even interesting. Hardly a tangle, even. A string or two. Choices - unchoices in my case.

The "Help! Thank you!" is the same, though. I don't have it so bad. Been much worse.

Here's the thing: I want fabulous. Shhhhh

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 02:08 AM (tHwdc)

795 792 Ah, just found it to listen to it, and see it's Molly Hatchet. still love it, still thought THEY wrote it. i'm dumb sometimes. and I'm Phi Beta Kappa!

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 02:05 AM (8mO0Q)

Half of people live in a state of stupidity. The rest of us vacation there. Don't worry about it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 12, 2017 02:08 AM (J+mig)

796 I better check out before booknlass goes to my head, along with the brandy.

Vanishes through wall into platform 9&1/2.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at April 12, 2017 02:10 AM (44Kmm)

797 G'Night, Mindful!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:10 AM (6gk0M)

798 . As of April 7th, China is refusing to accept coal shipments from North Korea, according to Reuters. This was a major source of income for North Korea. To make up for the coal shortfall from North Korea, China has ramped up imports from the United States.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-coal-exclusive-idUSKBN17D0D8

So the screws into Norkland predate the summit and are a jobs program for Trump voters

Posted by: Jean at April 12, 2017 02:11 AM (zZb/S)

799 Thanks, Cato; nice of you to say so.

I'd better go to sleep. tomorrow is a ... day.

see you soon, mighty ones.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 02:11 AM (8mO0Q)

800 G'Night, Mighty Booknlass.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:12 AM (6gk0M)

801 I grabbed that from a WUWT thread but pixy hates the WordPress gormat

Posted by: Jean at April 12, 2017 02:12 AM (zZb/S)

802 I read that this morning, Jean. Someone else mentioned it earlier. It is good to see the Norks getting hammered for the first time since Bush was in office.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:14 AM (6gk0M)

803 Stupid question - and I know it's late. But I used to love to follow the links in the quote of the day to their original articles. But that's gone now. Or is it? Clearly I'm missing something!

Posted by: Roxanne at April 12, 2017 02:14 AM (yEw+k)

804 and Miley, a special prayer for your fabulous.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 02:14 AM (8mO0Q)

805 Slapweasel, yes gotta hope they done go full nuts

Posted by: Jean at April 12, 2017 02:15 AM (zZb/S)

806 g'night, fabulous Slapweasel

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 02:15 AM (8mO0Q)

807 the WordPress gormat

Surely you mean WordPress Gourmet?

mmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 02:15 AM (tHwdc)

808 and Miley, a special prayer for your fabulous.

Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 02:14 AM (8mO0Q)

Thanks sweetie - you're a peach, you are.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 02:17 AM (tHwdc)

809 Since there is some cross pollination between here and WUWT, it probably started here and migrated over their for me to.notice.

Posted by: Jean at April 12, 2017 02:18 AM (zZb/S)

810 One thing I've never been called is "fabulous"... lol. Jeans, t-shirts and flannel are native to the Northern Slapweasel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:19 AM (6gk0M)

811 810 All forms of fabulous, Slap.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 02:20 AM (tHwdc)

812 I haven't seen a link to a quote, Roxanne. I don't remember Maetenloch linking to the quotes, but I could be mistaken.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:21 AM (6gk0M)

813 I'm okay, I guess. Just not "fabulous"...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:23 AM (6gk0M)

814 As of April 7th, China is refusing to accept coal shipments from North Korea, according to Reuters. This was a major source of income for North Korea. To make up for the coal shortfall from North Korea, China has ramped up imports from the United States.

No one cares about the toll. Greed is the goal. We've sold our soul. Destroying the planet with coal.

Posted by: Al Gore at April 12, 2017 02:26 AM (vRcUp)

815 I insist that you rise to sublime in your best moments, Slap.

But do not fear - I shall not drive to Cleveland in my Mustang, engine rumbling, and drag you from your bed in the dead of night. Or even away from the peaceful pancakes of morning.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 02:27 AM (tHwdc)

816 -Posted by: Al Gore at April 12, 2017 02:26 AM (vRcUp)

Tell us all about Neptune's Chakras, Al.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:28 AM (6gk0M)

817 I'll take "sublime". But you'll never see or hear me write or say that. I like "holding court" at parties, but I also like how my face gets red with humility.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:33 AM (6gk0M)

818 <tents fingers>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 02:33 AM (tHwdc)

819 You go to parties. You have friends in the double digits. You entertain .

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 02:35 AM (tHwdc)

820 Yup. And I'm just another guy with a keyboard.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:39 AM (6gk0M)

821 I write that all the time because it is a good reminder to be humble.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:41 AM (6gk0M)

822 A keyboard and friends. And parties. A melange of delightful competencies.

Well, I'm gonna say goodnight, since I'm embarrassing Slap.

Goodnight, Horde!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 02:42 AM (tHwdc)

823 I'm sure John Kerry was behind this diplomatic breakthrough.

Trump could be mediocre and it would look like Marcus Aurelius compared with his predecessor.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2017 02:42 AM (VdICR)

824 G'Night, Miley!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:43 AM (6gk0M)

825 -Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2017 02:42 AM (VdICR)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:44 AM (6gk0M)

826 Ah, just found it to listen to it, and see it's Molly Hatchet. still love it, still thought THEY wrote it. i'm dumb sometimes. and I'm Phi Beta Kappa!
Posted by: booknlass at April 12, 2017 02:05

Night all.
The new fridge is making some noise but can deal w/ it.

5:00 this morn trip to the hospital is leading me to bed now. Snnoozzz.

Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2017 02:45 AM (PzqA/)

827 G'Night, Farmer, (T)!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:46 AM (6gk0M)

828 Not that many care:

A team bus carrying Borussia Dortmund players to the Westfalenstadion for their quarter-final first leg tie against Monaco was attacked. Three bombs, hidden in bushes along the route, went off after the bus left the hotel, injuring one player severely enough to require emergency surgery to repair his broken arm and remove shrapnel.

When terrorists start coming for European football, Europe will take terrorism seriously.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2017 02:48 AM (zlQMj)

829 I love watching "Forged in Fire". Great show with weapons I've never heard of being forged for the finals.

Dungeons and Dragons never had "Deerhorn Blades".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:50 AM (6gk0M)

830 "When terrorists start coming for European football, Europe will take terrorism seriously."
-Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2017 02:48 AM (zlQMj)

I have to believe that this is true.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:55 AM (6gk0M)

831 Be well Slap.

You an are awesome favorite.

Rock on.

























Posted by: Farmer at April 12, 2017 02:56 AM (PzqA/)

832 My P.M. pills are kicking-in.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:57 AM (6gk0M)

833 Love ya', Brother!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 12, 2017 02:57 AM (6gk0M)

834 Third person dies in Venezuelan protests. What are they protesting? The people have gotten the benevolent, all powerful revolutionary government that they want. And one of the opposition leaders is named Stalin Gonzalez. Stalin, FFS, as if someone with that name would do things differently.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/11/ venezuela-protests-escalate-elderly-woman-reportedly-dead-from-tear-gas.html

(remove space).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 12, 2017 03:02 AM (vRcUp)

835 So who doesn't like bluegrass?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 12, 2017 03:04 AM (pDwTi)

836 Same, but I was up in Iceland. Oh MY GOD, the Northern Lights were incredible!


Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:21 AM (FAo3p)

I only ever changed planes in Keflavik. I'm envious.

I mentioned to my Swedish instructor that the sky was really low in Sweden. He laughed and said it was really high in Iceland. He loved it there, translated Icelandic poetry to Swedish. There's a niche.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:27 AM (tHwdc)

I once read about some midnight golf tournament in Iceland during the summer under the northern lights that sounded like a blast to go partake of.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 12, 2017 03:28 AM (D2vc1)

837 >>>So who doesn't like bluegrass?

Oooh! Oooh! *raises hand* What do I win?

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 12, 2017 03:35 AM (vRcUp)

838 So who doesn't like bluegrass?

Oooh! Oooh! *raises hand* What do I win?

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 12, 2017 03:35 AM (vRcUp)


Yeah, Barry, you like 'blew balls'. Just like another Barry who #occupied the Oval Office for eight years.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2017 03:57 AM (zlQMj)

839 One time I would likd to sleep latr than hhe sun, just once.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2017 04:17 AM (Ot7+c)

840 i once took a cab in new york and the driver was playing country. he looked like he was from the sub-continent, but he loved country/western. the classics. said he liked bluegrass, too.

there's hope!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 12, 2017 04:23 AM (WTSFk)

841 The Neverending Story soundtrack

https://youtu.be/cYTQ6GWSJCQ

I am surprised how much this reminds me of Final Fantasy 4, which I remember very well.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2017 04:32 AM (VdICR)

842 836 Same, but I was up in Iceland. Oh MY GOD, the Northern Lights were incredible!


Posted by: Old Blue at April 12, 2017 01:21 AM (FAo3p)

I only ever changed planes in Keflavik. I'm envious.

I mentioned to my Swedish instructor that the sky was really low in Sweden. He laughed and said it was really high in Iceland. He loved it there, translated Icelandic poetry to Swedish. There's a niche.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 12, 2017 01:27 AM (tHwdc)

I once read about some midnight golf tournament in Iceland during the summer under the northern lights that sounded like a blast to go partake of.
Posted by: Country Boy at April 12, 2017 03:28 AM (D2vc1)




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

My nephew and his wife just got back from Iceland. They found a coupon on Groupon. $699.00 per person for airfare and hotel- a bargain.

Posted by: Chilling the most at April 12, 2017 04:37 AM (Cl52v)

843 O Brother Where Art Thou, Go to Sleep Little Baby

https://youtu.be/FXpRxzmawjw

I seen 'em first!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2017 04:37 AM (VdICR)

844 J. Giles died, can't say a big favorite but liked their music.

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2017 04:43 AM (Ot7+c)

845 Mornin'.

RIP J. Geils.

Saw them at Shea's Buffalo Theater at the height of their fame, "Love Stinks" - "Centerfold" era. One of the best high-energy rock and roll shows I've ever seen. They put on a helluva show.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 12, 2017 05:01 AM (ul9CR)

846 Microinequities Formerly known as 'character builders'.

Posted by: socalcon at April 12, 2017 05:13 AM (WAnre)

847 830 I recall this from Casablanca: "Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade."

Posted by: socalcon at April 12, 2017 05:20 AM (WAnre)

848 Microinequities Formerly known as 'character builders'.

Posted by: socalcon


All inequities must be eliminated, micro and macro alike.

Posted by: Diana Moon Glampers at April 12, 2017 05:20 AM (vRcUp)

849 Chechnya cracking down on homosexuals. It'll be interesting to see how the press will handle this without sounding Islamophobic.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 12, 2017 05:22 AM (vRcUp)

850 Southwest: We beat the competition. Not you.

http://___ur.com/Z43HU4V

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 12, 2017 05:23 AM (R+30W)

851 Southwest: We beat the competition. Not you.

http://IMGur.com/Z43HU4V

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 12, 2017 05:24 AM (R+30W)

852 >>>Southwest: We beat the competition. Not you.

That was quick.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 12, 2017 05:31 AM (vRcUp)

853 Was the guy chinese? It would be odd if someone from a communist culture weren't more docile when it comes to being shoved around by the Man.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 12, 2017 05:33 AM (vRcUp)

854 Was the guy chinese? It would be odd if someone from a communist culture weren't more docile when it comes to being shoved around by the Man.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 12, 2017 05:33 AM (vRcUp)


What, you forgot about the guy standing in front of the tank column in Tienanmen Square? That was the ultimate in 'standing up to The Man'. Sometimes, those raised under communism know all about tyranny and will not tolerate it, the h8ers.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2017 05:37 AM (zlQMj)

855 NASA Launching Twelve Probes To Examine Venus' Transformation From Earth-like Planet to Hellscape
The article mentions that the probes will explore the "mysterious substance" that absorbs much of the planet's light (I assume this means light from the planet's surface, not the sun's light reflected off Venus' topmost clouds). This article is about this "baffling" "mystery substance" that absorbs most of Venus' emitted ultraviolet light.
- sidebar


Just a few days into this administration, and already NASA is scientifically ignorant.

CO2 isn't a "mysterious substance", but it is a planet killer!

Posted by: Al Gore at April 12, 2017 05:58 AM (vRcUp)

856 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 12, 2017 06:08 AM (u82oZ)

857 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 12, 2017 06:10 AM (J+eG2)

858 What, you forgot about the guy standing in front of the tank column in Tienanmen Square? That was the ultimate in 'standing up to The Man'. Sometimes, those raised under communism know all about tyranny and will not tolerate it, the h8ers.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2017 05:37 AM (zlQMj)


One in a billion? I'm not a big fan of those odds.

Chinese compliance to society and the government goes back a hell of a lot further than communism. The Chinese have been this way for 2000 years.

Stability - NOT rocking the boat - has been at the very foundation of Chinese culture since the kingdoms were first united (and the Wall built to keep everything stable and contained).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 12, 2017 06:13 AM (zc3Db)

859 ThePrimordialOrderedPair

China - Water Empire static
vs. the old USA Innovative dynamic

Discuss.

Oh wait, the Left wants a static society here as well. And we have our own Red Guard, especially on campus.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 12, 2017 06:16 AM (u82oZ)

860 Good morning VIA. I have to start work preps early, so may every traffic light turn green as you approach.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 12, 2017 06:18 AM (u82oZ)

861 852 >>>Southwest: We beat the competition. Not you.

That was quick.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 12, 2017 05:31 AM (vRcUp)


Quicker than you think ... they were passing that one around at work yesterday afternoon.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 12, 2017 06:21 AM (fiGNd)

862 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 12, 2017 06:16 AM (u82oZ)

Yep.

China built a navy to surpass any and took it on a world tour ... but when they got back home the new Emperor decided that that was enough adventuring and burned the whole thing. It kinda makes you giggle ... and thank G-d

Stagnation is the leftists' milieu. You can't dictate everything from a centralized power if the society is dynamic in any way. You need society to be operating at near absolute zero temperatures in order for any leftist ideas to have any chance of working.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 12, 2017 06:22 AM (zc3Db)

863 If anyone cares to look ... here's a link to a local eye-witness account of the Sunday United Flight ...

http://cjky.it/2psRw5P

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 12, 2017 06:29 AM (fiGNd)

864 >Southwest: We beat the competition. Not you.

That was quick.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 12, 2017 05:31 AM (vRcUp)

Quicker than you think ... they were passing that one around at work yesterday afternoon.
Posted by: ScoggDog



American Airlines: "We might lose your bags, but we won't beat your ass."

Posted by: rickb223 at April 12, 2017 06:41 AM (z8tEv)

865 It's one thing to have the PR nightmare that United airlines had, but it is another thing when the CEO doubles down on stupidity by praising the individuals involved.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 12, 2017 06:45 AM (z8tEv)

866
J. Giles died?

How's Angie Tribeca taking it?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 12, 2017 06:47 AM (HSmrB)

867 The office bingo card is missing the words: "synergy", "leverage" and "bandwidth" Fecking hate those fecking words. Hate office meetings too.

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 12, 2017 06:48 AM (UOr6C)

868 The office bingo card is missing the words: "synergy", "leverage" and "bandwidth" Fecking hate those fecking words. Hate office meetings too.
Posted by: Publius Redux at April 12, 2017 06:48 AM (UOr6C)


I'm really glad nobody understands exactly what I do at work. It cuts down on how much time I have to waste talking to them about it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 12, 2017 06:54 AM (fiGNd)

869 Scott you are a lucky guy ~ too many people know what I do at work.

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 12, 2017 06:55 AM (UOr6C)

870 sorry Scogg not scott stupid autocucumber

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 12, 2017 06:55 AM (UOr6C)

871 One place where I worked the president announced that if you said something critical about policy or other employees you had to put $0.25 in the kitty. The shop manager brought two rolls of quarters to the next meeting.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 12, 2017 07:03 AM (VZA0K)

872 Nood J.J.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 12, 2017 07:05 AM (u82oZ)

873 "Stagnation is the leftists' milieu. You can't dictate everything from a centralized power if the society is dynamic in any way."

Except I wouldn't call China under the Emperors "leftist" anymore than I would call Europe under the Middle Ages leftist. Those terms and political categories really didn't come into being until the French Revolution and Marx later applied them to industrialized society. Now we have a tendency to see everything through a right/left lenses but it's statism vs. freedom.

And statism is, paradoxically, quite conservative in the sense that nothing is supposed to change, nobody is supposed to rise or fall socially. It's the American form of conservatism that is really the anomaly.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&&&V sez yay it's baseball season at April 12, 2017 07:26 AM (P8951)

874 Well comrades, we is bound for Savannah land. Turkeys and shrimp!

Posted by: Eromero at April 12, 2017 07:39 AM (zLDYs)

875 Your staff bingo clearly overlooks The Big Rocks!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 12, 2017 10:07 AM (LeUrG)

876 On the meeting bingo card, I don't see "over the top". I guess that died out. About 20 years ago, my wife was able to kill, in her company, the notion that they should adopt "Over the Top Service". All the High and Mighty were aboard for that; they thought it a great phrase. She fought hard to show that it normally referred to the Three Stooges, John Belushi, and Jim Carey (he was then a thing.) Also it's usage in WWI. It worked.

(Even worse, there was a vogue then of a "no transfer policy", which meant that you were even more certain than before that your call would be handled ineptly. She killed that too.)

Posted by: George LeS at April 12, 2017 10:12 AM (+TcCF)

877 I love meetings; people say the craziest thing, especially when they just want to be included, or to stretch out the meeting to avoid going back to work.

Posted by: ROB at April 12, 2017 01:50 PM (WK2+U)

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