Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Cleaning Fish
John George Brown

Not a particularly well-regarded artist, he was commercially successful because, get this, he sold a lot of paintings and prints! Once again it's that crazy idea that the People know what they want and are willing to work to get it....

...and that's how you got Trump.

Posted by: CBD at 09:40 AM




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Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2017 09:33 AM (kTF2Z)

2 I'll get the others.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2017 09:33 AM (kTF2Z)

3 Seems kinda fishy.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

4 For those of us who like the paintings of Edward Hopper, Lawrence Block has edited an anthology of short stories based on 18 of Hopper's works. The title is: "In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper".

It's available for today only as a Kindle book for 1.99. I believe the price goes back up tomorrow. The reviews of the concept and the stories are very positive. I haven't had a chance to start reading the stories yet but for 1.99, I would be happy with eighteen of Hopper's paintings.

Just FYI. Now back to my usual art work ramblings.

Posted by: JTB at April 10, 2017 09:34 AM (V+03K)

5 I like it better than the usual still life of this region, Hobos Cleaning Out A Dumpster

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 10, 2017 09:34 AM (Hfugi)

6 (Somebody had to use that one. Might as well be me.)

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 09:34 AM (RD7QR)

7 Where are all the flies?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 10, 2017 09:35 AM (ul9CR)

8 Fish or cut bait.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at April 10, 2017 09:35 AM (0tp/U)

9 Over/under on how many fish puns is set at ten. I'll take the over.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2017 09:35 AM (kTF2Z)

10 9 Over/under on how many fish puns is set at ten. I'll take the over.

I'll bet a fin on the under.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 10, 2017 09:36 AM (ul9CR)

11 7 They wouldn't sit still long enough to pose.

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2017 09:36 AM (r/0kC)

12 Well, it does have trees and a cabin so I guess it's art.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2017 09:36 AM (kTF2Z)

13 The guy in the middle is Brent Bozzel gutting out any credibility/dignity he might have had left after the election.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 10, 2017 09:36 AM (X+rUO)

14 Fish heads, fish heads...

Rolly polly Fish heads.

Fish heads, fish heads..eat 'em up, yum.


(Something Mrs VIA used to sing)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:37 AM (J+eG2)

15 I have been informed that age of winning is over. Does that mean it's time for armed revolution or what.

Anyhoos, I has a sad. See?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 10, 2017 09:37 AM (d76uN)

16 I note a distinct lack of hairnets and masks.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 09:38 AM (RD7QR)

17 (Somebody had to use that one. Might as well be me.)
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 09:34 AM (RD7QR)

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I predict the puns today will much gnashing of teeth and filleting of arms.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2017 09:38 AM (8XRCm)

18 On a scale of 1-10 I rate it a 6.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Abhorrent Abominations Abound at the Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2017 09:38 AM (hLRSq)

19 Well, it's not a Kinkade.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:38 AM (J+eG2)

20
By what scales do we rate this painting?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 10, 2017 09:38 AM (HTdUD)

21 Since I willowed myself:

Yes you are very pretty, but holy cow, sounds like
those people are breaking in to the communion wine too much (I actually
did that once lol).

Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 09:34 AM (Jcg9Q)
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I can't take communion either. Sigh.


Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

What????????

That ain't right at all.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 09:38 AM (Jcg9Q)

22 I'll bet a fin on the under.

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they're get to 8 and then flounder

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 10, 2017 09:38 AM (oGRue)

23 tonight they sleep with the fishes

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 10, 2017 09:38 AM (FZYNt)

24 It should be a pretty picture, but where could you hang it? The garage? Reminds me of those hunting pictures that show dead game hanging in dining rooms.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 10, 2017 09:38 AM (MIKMs)

25 "(Something Mrs VIA used to sing)"

"Fish Heads" by Barnes and Barnes -- Bill Mumy's novelty and oddity band. Also known for "Party in my Pants", "Somethings in the Bag", and "Fake ID".

Posted by: Robert Crawford at April 10, 2017 09:39 AM (fV8mV)

26 Seems kinda fishy.

It stinks.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 10, 2017 09:39 AM (QQ+il)

27 What's up with the little cowboy hat? Fishboy hat?

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at April 10, 2017 09:39 AM (0tp/U)

28 Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 10, 2017 09:37 AM (d76uN)

Now you just stop listening to that Billy Kristol. He only says these things because he's a meany. Here, have a pudding cup, they're great for dipping your winnings in.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Abhorrent Abominations Abound at the Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2017 09:39 AM (hLRSq)

29 Only at the HQ will you find a picture of men cleaning fish tied to the election of Donald Trump.

Happy Passover, CBD!

Posted by: bluebell at April 10, 2017 09:39 AM (0I1TG)

30 Been cleaning 'em all day, not having much luck.


♫♪

Wishy, wishy, washy in the new blue Cheer™

Rinsy, rinsy, rinsy in the water over here.

Take a sniff...ewww

Wishy, wishy, washy in the new blue Cheer™

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 09:40 AM (wPiJc)

31 "I can't take communion either. Sigh. "


I beg your pardon Grammie Winger but that's just not right. If you are free to practice your beliefs, you are just not free and I don't think our Lord would disagree with that.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 10, 2017 09:40 AM (d76uN)

32 This isn't so much pictorial as it is piscatorial.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 10, 2017 09:41 AM (DMUuz)

33 Alternate title: "Preparing the Cod for Lutefisk"

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

34 32 This isn't so much pictorial as it is piscatorial.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 10, 2017 09:41 AM (DMUuz)

Threadwinner.

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 09:42 AM (7HtZB)

35 I wonder what they're making.

Is that a Manischewitz shirt, the one guy is wearing?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:42 AM (J+eG2)

36 six months of fermenting and then we Party!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 10, 2017 09:42 AM (oGRue)

37 More than one guy cleaning = good day fishing.

Posted by: DaveA at April 10, 2017 09:42 AM (FhXTo)

38 effin skandis. no respect for the environment.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 09:42 AM (KP5rU)

39 Now you just stop listening to that Billy Kristol. He only says these things because he's a meany. Here, have a pudding cup, they're great for dipping your winnings in.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Abhorrent Abominations Abound at the Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2017 09:39 AM (hLRSq)

Billy K posts here? Here is where I read it. Thanks for the pudding, hope it's Banana Strawberry. That's the best dipping flavor.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 10, 2017 09:42 AM (d76uN)

40 So, the fishing's pretty good out there in the desert?


Who knew?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at April 10, 2017 09:42 AM (jjaLl)

41 Lutefisk

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I always have it my head that word means something you do to a mandolin.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2017 09:42 AM (8XRCm)

42 Is that a shark fin I see circling in the water?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 10, 2017 09:42 AM (X+rUO)

43 I do like this, but yeah, like mustbequantum, I don't want this hanging in my kitchen.

No offense meant to anyone who does, of course.

This might go nicely in MisHum's ice house, though.

Posted by: bluebell at April 10, 2017 09:43 AM (0I1TG)

44
Every Tuesday, I stand next to the painting to lend sensory authenticity to the artist vision.



Posted by: Lena Dunham at April 10, 2017 09:43 AM (9q7Dl)

45 Any other morons going to Rifftrax: Samurai Cop on Thursday night?

Posted by: V the K at April 10, 2017 09:43 AM (O7MnT)

46 " So, the fishing's pretty good out there in the desert?


Who knew?"

The rare Prairie Catfish.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:43 AM (J+eG2)

47 Thanks for the pudding, hope it's Banana Strawberry. That's the best dipping flavor.

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Dude.

You're not supposed to taste it after you've dipped.


Sheeeesh.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2017 09:43 AM (8XRCm)

48 n't

Theres my missing letters. Knew they would show up. Just not where they were supposed to.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 10, 2017 09:44 AM (d76uN)

49 Six months of fermenting? They making fish sauce? Doesn't look sunny enough to really bake it.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at April 10, 2017 09:44 AM (fV8mV)

50 "I can't take communion either. Sigh. "





I beg your pardon Grammie Winger but that's just not right. If you
are free to practice your beliefs, you are just not free and I don't
think our Lord would disagree with that.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 10, 2017 09:40 AM (d76uN)
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I don't agree with closed communion either, the churches I've attended throughout my life have always had open communion. I go to the Evangelical Free Church around the bend on Saturday nights and take communion there. I don't want to make any trouble for my husband.

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

51 So, the fishing's pretty good out there in the desert?


Who knew?

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Well the fish can't hide under the water that way.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 10, 2017 09:44 AM (oGRue)

52 Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2017 09:43 AM (8XRCm)

I don't. Mrs. Tim...well never mind.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 10, 2017 09:44 AM (d76uN)

53 I don't agree with closed communion either, the churches I've attended throughout my life have always had open communion. I go to the Evangelical Free Church around the bend on Saturday nights and take communion there. I don't want to make any trouble for my husband.
Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

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Lutheran .... right?

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2017 09:45 AM (8XRCm)

54 >>" So, the fishing's pretty good out there in the desert?



You should check out the Nebraska crab!

Posted by: Lizzyie Warren at April 10, 2017 09:45 AM (NOIQH)

55 The guys with the beards pitch for the Giants during the season.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 09:45 AM (s7vJs)

56 In the desert, I just save the time and trouble of a rod and reel and lines and all that.

I just throw a cactus at 'em.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 10, 2017 09:45 AM (ul9CR)

57 I don't agree with closed communion either, the churches I've attended throughout my life have always had open communion. I go to the Evangelical Free Church around the bend on Saturday nights and take communion there. I don't want to make any trouble for my husband.


Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

I've never been to an LCMS church that had closed communion.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 09:45 AM (Jcg9Q)

58
ah, I recognize this piece, it's called Fishmongers, by JJ Sefton.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 09:46 AM (agzHO)

59 Slow it down, boys.

As soon as we finish, it's back home to the fishwives.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 10, 2017 09:46 AM (ul9CR)

60 "In the desert, I just save the time and trouble of a rod and reel and lines and all that.

I just throw a cactus at 'em. "

You haven't lives till you have been trolling on the desert on a horse with no name.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:47 AM (J+eG2)

61 Looks like my sophomore biology class.

Posted by: BignJames at April 10, 2017 09:47 AM (x9c8r)

62 Lutheran .... right?

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2017 09:45 AM (8XRCm)
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Yep. LCMS. At least it's not WELS. I don't think WELS will even allow LCMS members to take communion with them. At least they didn't several years ago.

The communion wars, they have begun.

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:47 AM (lwiT4)

63 So, the fishing's pretty good out there in the desert?

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Nothing like a heaping plate of Arrakis Sandtrout

Posted by: Freman fishermen at April 10, 2017 09:47 AM (oGRue)

64 The guy on the right's doing his taxes......

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at April 10, 2017 09:47 AM (jjaLl)

65 Dem Rep. Nydia Velazquez Proposes Bill That Would Ban ICE Agents From Identifying Themselves As Police



How about Federales?

Weasel Zippers

How about a bill that bans democrats from identifying themselves as American?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 09:48 AM (KlI/a)

66 Only at the HQ will you find a picture of men cleaning fish tied to the election of Donald Trump.

Posted by: bluebell at April 10, 2017 09:39 AM (0I1TG)

One of the unfortunate side effects of a highly politicized world is that lunatics such as those who frequent AoSHQ can find politics in anything.

And thank you very much!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 09:48 AM (rF0hx)

67 50; grammie, we are members of a wels congregation. sometimes, i think they are almost like shias and stuff. they really need to chill. or our head rev needs to cut back on the meth. especially on sunday. either you believe or you don't. not that difficult.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 09:49 AM (KP5rU)

68 45 Any other morons going to Rifftrax: Samurai Cop on Thursday night?
Posted by: V the K at April 10, 2017 09:43 AM (O7MnT)

oh yeah. Just need to find out if my nephew & his GF are coming too.

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 09:49 AM (7HtZB)

69 The guy on the right's doing his taxes......


Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at April 10, 2017 09:47 AM (jjaLl)
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It looks like he's figuring out how many fish he sold cash only.

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:49 AM (lwiT4)

70 either you believe or you don't. not that difficult.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 09:49 AM (KP5rU)
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I completely agree.

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:50 AM (lwiT4)

71 "Fish Heads" by Barnes and Barnes -- Bill Mumy's novelty and oddity band. Also known for "Party in my Pants", "Somethings in the Bag", and "Fake ID".


There's a joke to be made somewhere about a party in your pants, ball room and Sandra Fluke, but I'm too lazy to make it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 09:50 AM (X6fMO)

72 Nice catch! What type of lure were you using? - a limerick

Three hobos who weren't all that bright
(Especially that guy on the right)
They brought in more fish
Than you ever could wish.
Their secret? Well, duh! Dynamite!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 09:50 AM (wPiJc)

73 Manny, Moe and Jack.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 09:51 AM (VuJJJ)

74 Sniper's in the barrell.

Posted by: fly gal at April 10, 2017 09:51 AM (QxoeZ)

75 It looks like he's figuring out how many fish he sold cash only.


Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:49 AM (lwiT4)



He does have a bit of a smirk on his face, huh? Like he's sticking it to The Man!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at April 10, 2017 09:52 AM (jjaLl)

76 The communion wars, they have begun.
Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:47 AM (lwiT4)


This is the basis for a very long Emo Philips joke

https://youtu.be/ANNX_XiuA78

Posted by: Kindltot at April 10, 2017 09:52 AM (0hI48)

77 Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 09:50 AM (wPiJc)


I'd have thought you would have worked something like "smelling of mish" in there somewhere.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 10, 2017 09:52 AM (GUBah)

78 Looks to be two unused cutting tables in the background.


They early, late, or small catch?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:52 AM (J+eG2)

79 What is a "closed communion" ? Just curious.

Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 09:52 AM (QCc6B)

80 Cleaning Fish

John George Brown



I preferred the work of his brother Paul Ringo Brown

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 09:52 AM (493sH)

81
No pistol in this fish......

Not in that one either......

Dammit, Vern. That's the last time I let you use my gun on a canoe trip.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 10, 2017 09:53 AM (XWkhW)

82 If only the artist had signed his name on the barrel, it would have been a perfect picture for this place.

Posted by: bluebell at April 10, 2017 09:53 AM (0I1TG)

83 >>Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 09:50 AM


You never dissappoint, Muldoon!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2017 09:53 AM (NOIQH)

84
Huh, nothing between the fish and the table.

I guess the New York Times was late again.

Posted by: mrp at April 10, 2017 09:53 AM (Pqytn)

85
heh, dynamite, yeah

So this is the part in the thread in which I relay how they catch fish in the deep South.

I know most of you know this because most of you are hicks worldly.

But for those unaware, down South they use those old crank telephones and, literally, electrocute the fish.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 09:53 AM (agzHO)

86 Wait...is that OUR world famous barrel?


No wonder it reeks of fish and other rotting stuff.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:54 AM (J+eG2)

87 46 " So, the fishing's pretty good out there in the desert?


Who knew?"

The rare Prairie Catfish.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:43 AM (J+eG2)


Hmmm. Was heap big prairie catfish running free over the plains. Ground shook as they ran by. Then came white man, with iron horse and fire sticks. Now, no more.

*single tear from corner of eye*

Posted by: Fauxcahontas at April 10, 2017 09:54 AM (VuJJJ)

88 Yep. LCMS. At least it's not WELS. I don't think WELS will even allow LCMS members to take communion with them. At least they didn't several years ago.

The communion wars, they have begun.
Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:47 AM (lwiT4)

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I grew up LCMS. I have to remember to ask the pastor if I can take communion when Im back to visit.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2017 09:54 AM (8XRCm)

89 What is a "closed communion" ? Just curious.
Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 09:52 AM (QCc6B)


If you don't have a membership you can't use the gym.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 10, 2017 09:54 AM (0hI48)

90 The two greybeards are just glad there's no cell service; youngblood is forever jabbering on that confounded thing.

Posted by: general zod at April 10, 2017 09:54 AM (hgpSN)

91 Not one more word about conservatives spreading "fake news".

https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/851421720183541760

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2017 09:55 AM (NOIQH)

92
86 Wait...is that OUR world famous barrel?


No wonder it reeks of fish and other rotting stuff.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:54 AM (J+eG2)





Yeah, it's ichthy.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 10, 2017 09:55 AM (XWkhW)

93 I love the smell of fish in the morning. It smells like... Nasty Judd.

Posted by: LTC Bill Kilgore at April 10, 2017 09:55 AM (Re/7S)

94 This is the basis for a very long Emo Philips joke

https://youtu.be/ANNX_XiuA78


Posted by: Kindltot at April 10, 2017 09:52 AM (0hI4
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I've seen that before! Ha! It's true !!

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

95
What I found most funny about learning about this practice in the 90's is the fact that these people still had old crank telephones laying around.

But it made sense. Of course they had old stuff. Some of them were still using old rotary phones in the 90's.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 09:55 AM (agzHO)

96 But for those unaware, down South they use those old crank telephones and, literally, electrocute the fish.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 09:53 AM (agzHO)



I've never done that. I don't know anyone who's done that. Now grappling, on the other hand, is something that is done.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 10, 2017 09:55 AM (GUBah)

97 guessing your average sushi chef would be triggered by this paiting

Posted by: Freman fishermen at April 10, 2017 09:56 AM (oGRue)

98 92
86 Wait...is that OUR world famous barrel?


No wonder it reeks of fish and other rotting stuff.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:54 AM (J+eG2)





Yeah, it's ichthy.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 10, 2017 09:55 AM (XWkhW)

Many have tried and failed to scale its walls to freedom.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 09:56 AM (VuJJJ)

99
So, anyway, they hooked up a long wire lead from the telephone and dropped it into the water. Then they cranked the handle as if they were calling the local operator.

The fish would be electrocuted and float to the surface.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 09:56 AM (agzHO)

100 What is a "closed communion" ? Just curious.
Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 09:52 AM (QCc6B)

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Some denominations believe it is a sin to take communion when you haven't completed catechism.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2017 09:57 AM (8XRCm)

101
Now grappling, on the other hand, is something that is done.


You mean ticklin'?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 09:57 AM (agzHO)

102 "Hmmm. Was heap big prairie catfish running free over the plains. Ground shook as they ran by. Then came white man, with iron horse and fire sticks. Now, no more. "

Better than being stalked by a clam, I guess.

http://tinyurl.com/k9u2vul

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:58 AM (J+eG2)

103 >>I've never done that. I don't know anyone who's done that. Now grappling, on the other hand, is something that is done. Posted by: Country Singer at April 10, 2017 09:55 AM (GUBah)

You don't actually have to *fish* for kids; you just throw the dynamite in the pool, and they float to the surface.

Posted by: general zod at April 10, 2017 09:58 AM (hgpSN)

104 70; grammie, hope you and your family have a great holy week. by the way, i'm no bible scholar, but, i don't remember jesus micromanaging his message. i was pretty simple. a real shame the way most religions have been coopted to fit their needs. it is not right in my opinion. no religion should really exclude people who have their heart right.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 09:58 AM (KP5rU)

105 What's closed communion? Is the the kind where you can participate only is you'very been baptized ('cause I haven't either, family tradition from when my folks were Plain People), or do you have to be a member of the church too?

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at April 10, 2017 09:58 AM (FqsZl)

106 It looks like the guy on the right, in addition to doing his taxes, is missing a couple of fingers.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 10, 2017 09:58 AM (X+rUO)

107 It looks like the guy on the right, in addition to doing his taxes, is missing a couple of fingers.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 10, 2017 09:58 AM (X+rUO)

Well the IRS is cracking down

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 09:59 AM (KlI/a)

108 This is problematic because I can't tell what kind of fish they are. Their heft and the way they lie is very naturalistic, but he leaves out the details that would key one in on the species.

Also, it bothered me that it's about cleaning fish and we don't see where the offal goes. Cleaning usually just means gutting. You're not filleting the fish, just getting the entrails out.

So I've decided that the culling board there is portable, that we're in an estuary, and they're cleaning the fish at low tide. Guts go in the sand, tide comes in, crabs get to eat.

That would make it salt water which would justify my designation of the fish as cod. I can't quite make out the architecture to be Maine or a Maritime province, but I can't rule them out either. That idiot Brown lived in Brooklyn, but this isn't Brooklyn. Also there are no cod in Brooklyn.

They could be cod by the shape of the head and the size and the fact that there is an abundance to be cleaned. You don't see the barbel under the chin, though, or the mottled coloration, or the shape and number of fins. Also, the tails are an absolute disaster no matter what the species.

The Discovery Channel will be airing a new documentary, "The Sacred Cod", on April 13. I expect you all to watch it. It will be on the mid-term.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2017 10:00 AM (gIRsn)

109 You mean ticklin'?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 09:57 AM (agzHO)



aka "noodling" (my grandfather called it grappling):

https://youtu.be/-nZ5DI6Kd3s

Posted by: Country Singer at April 10, 2017 10:00 AM (GUBah)

110 I wonder if those are catfish being cleaned in the picture.
Having done lots of that, I would say the guys are in for a looong, looong day, at the rate they are going, and with their methodology.
Slimy mess, and we can't see the flies and gnats all around the place.

Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 10:01 AM (zSVEm)

111
aka "noodling" (my grandfather called it grappling):

Posted by: Country Singer

what's your experience with exercise bands?

Posted by: Harry Reid at April 10, 2017 10:02 AM (FZYNt)

112 109 You mean ticklin'?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 09:57 AM (agzHO)


aka "noodling" (my grandfather called it grappling):

https://youtu.be/-nZ5DI6Kd3s
Posted by: Country Singer at April 10, 2017 10:00 AM (GUBah)

If you're really hardcore you use your wang.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 10:02 AM (VuJJJ)

113 But it made sense. Of course they had old stuff. Some of them were still using old rotary phones in the 90's.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX

Army field telephones were cheap and readily available in the '60s.

I have heard that some kids who grew up then might have used them, but after all these years I can't really shed any more light on it.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 10, 2017 10:03 AM (TnUKj)

114 If you're really hardcore you use your wang.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor

would you like to see the inside of my "candy van"

Posted by: Harry Reid at April 10, 2017 10:03 AM (FZYNt)

115 108 I think I can make out a barbel on a few.

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2017 10:03 AM (r/0kC)

116 But it made sense. Of course they had old stuff. Some of them were still using old rotary phones in the 90's.

I still use a rotary phone. A Bakelite one in the parlor and a candlestick in the attic room.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 10:04 AM (X6fMO)

117 Snagging spoonbill season is open now on Lake of the Ozarks.
It's always hogging season though.
Hogging is not for the faint- of - heart.

Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 10:04 AM (zSVEm)

118 I enjoy Brown's paintings for the subject matter and his technique. This one resonates with anyone who has cleaned a mess of fish at the shore (best place to do it) although this painting is a romanticized version. Where are the flies and gulls? As usual, Brown makes effective use of color. In this case with the soft, not bright, colors of the wood table and buildings and the every day clothing of the men. The only bright areas are on the freshly caught fish and the bit of water showing in the background. The rest have the worn look resulting from weather and water at the shore.

I like the slight smile on the man on the left. In fact none of the three look like this is a nasty chore. This image is part of the act of fishing, a chance to chat with friends, and the promise of some good eating. It is a very pleasant scene.

BTW, look at an enlarged view. The men, table and fish are quite distinct and stand out from the soft, almost sketched, buildings and shoreline in the background. That helps focus the viewer's eye while retaining the effect of the overall scene.

Posted by: JTB at April 10, 2017 10:04 AM (V+03K)

119 If you're really hardcore you use your wang.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 10:02 AM (VuJJJ)

And hope really hard that you don't catch a snappin' turtle.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at April 10, 2017 10:04 AM (FqsZl)

120

The guy on the left is definitely filleting.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2017 10:05 AM (8XRCm)

121 Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 09:58 AM (KP5rU)
===========================


Thank you, chavez. May you and yours have a blessed Holy Week as well. I'm not a Bible scholar either, but I know my Redeemer died for me, rose again, and that He lives. He has given me the gift of salvation by His grace. Nothing in me deserves that. It's all a gift. I can overlook a whole bunch of stuff, as long as I have Him. God bless you.

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 10:05 AM (lwiT4)

122 The Discovery Channel will be airing a new documentary, "The Sacred Cod", on April 13. I expect you all to watch it. It will be on the mid-term.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2017 10:00 AM (gIRsn)

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Take it easy there dude. All that sexytalk gonna get the 'ettes in a randy mood.

Posted by: Freman fishermen at April 10, 2017 10:05 AM (oGRue)

123 108 I think I can make out a barbel on a few.

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They were lifting when they were caught. Even the fishies want their gainzzz

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 10, 2017 10:07 AM (oGRue)

124 And hope really hard that you don't catch a snappin' turtle.
Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at April 10, 2017 10:04 AM (FqsZl)



RIP Chuck Berry

https://youtu.be/UaEC-lWSlmI

Posted by: Country Singer at April 10, 2017 10:07 AM (GUBah)

125 74 Sniper's in the barrell.

Posted by: fly gal at April 10, 2017 09:51 AM (QxoeZ)

Did he leave a tag open?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (MYwuC)

126 Catholics have closed communion because we believe in The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. So do traditional Anglicans and we can take communion in each others churches. Also, I believe we can in Orthodox churches, although I have never been to an Orthodox service.

I dunno, I guess I think if you're in someone else's house you should follow the house rules, even if you disagree with them.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (s7vJs)

127 So California democrats have some kind of supermajoraty and I guess they can pass whatever the hell they like now. 12 cents a gallon gas tax coming my way!!!! Holy shit, not even gonna get a vote by the citizens...

Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (QCc6B)

128 The guy on the left is definitely filleting.

Never seen a man fillet a fish that was dangling. (Do NOT find a double entendre in that, you fucking perverts).

You can't really tell what the guy on the left is doing, as the knife is at a 90 degree angle to the fish, so cutting into it.

That's the problem with this drawing. The feel of it is right but the details are off.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (gIRsn)

129 Cleeeeneeng ze feesh?

What, no flowers?? How can you have a fancy painting without a bunch of flowers.

Or ladies in hats.

Posted by: Snooty Fraunch Paintiers at April 10, 2017 10:09 AM (TOk1P)

130 No way a fish stays half on a table like that.

Fish are slippery. Like fish.

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2017 10:09 AM (jQ9o7)

131 130 No way a fish stays half on a table like that.

Fish are slippery. Like fish.
Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2017 10:09 AM (jQ9o7)

Which are a type of weasel.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 10:10 AM (0vzJL)

132 I went to see the American Watercolors exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art over the weekend. If you were even thinking about seeing it, go. It's a great exhibition, and yuuuge. I spend about three hours in just that exhibition. Works by Sargent, Homer, Eakins, Childe Hassam, et al. Try to go during the week to avoid the crowds.

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 10:10 AM (7HtZB)

133 Fish heads, roly-poly fish heads . . .

Obviously these deplorables have not evolved to the higher forms of humankind to employ the Bass-O-Matic.

(yeah, I'm old)

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 10, 2017 10:10 AM (MIKMs)

134 I dunno, I guess I think if you're in someone else's house you should follow the house rules, even if you disagree with them.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (s7vJs)


My thought too - their club, their rules.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Abhorrent Abominations Abound at the Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2017 10:10 AM (hLRSq)

135 So, I'm going to make a push to finish the first draft of my fourth novel this week.

If I can somehow find the time to write 10 pages a day for the next three days (including today), I should be able to get into the holiday weekend with between 5-20 pages left to do.

I'm at that point where the end is so close that I can taste it, so I know that this push is going to decrease the quality for the final bit, but I've been writing this draft for 11 months and I just need to move on to something else.

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

136

Did I ever tell you deplorables about the time I worked in a cannery? It was just before I was the first woman to join the Marines. That's where I got my 'how-to' training to dodge sniper fire...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 10, 2017 10:11 AM (HSmrB)

137 So California democrats have some kind of supermajoraty and I guess they can pass whatever the hell they like now. 12 cents a gallon gas tax coming my way!!!! Holy shit, not even gonna get a vote by the citizens...

Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (QCc6B)


I know people have reasons for not leaving Californica, but... we only get one life to live on this planet. I cannot see spending a significant part of it in a place where the government is actively hostile.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:12 AM (TOk1P)

138 Best way I have found to skin a big catfish is to nail the head to a post or big upright plank, head up, and then pull the skin off. Quicker and less messy.

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

139 >> the end is so close that I can taste it


Can you?

Posted by: Hope Solo at April 10, 2017 10:12 AM (jQ9o7)

140 So California democrats have some kind of supermajoraty and I guess they can pass whatever the hell they like now. 12 cents a gallon gas tax coming my way!!!! Holy shit, not even gonna get a vote by the citizens...

Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (QCc6B)



Sounds very progressive. Why not just rename the California govt the Politburo?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 10:12 AM (493sH)

141 137 So California democrats have some kind of supermajoraty and I guess they can pass whatever the hell they like now. 12 cents a gallon gas tax coming my way!!!! Holy shit, not even gonna get a vote by the citizens...

Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (QCc6B)


I know people have reasons for not leaving Californica, but... we only get one life to live on this planet. I cannot see spending a significant part of it in a place where the government is actively hostile.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:12 AM (TOk1P)

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

For those who haven't left yet, seriously...there's got to be a way for you to leave.

It's got to be completely miserable to live in California right now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:12 AM (mC1ZI)

142 he communion wars, they have begun.

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 09:47 AM (lwiT4)


Gah.

Bothers me, so many Christians seem unclear on the concept.

Churches I have gone to are open table.

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.


And he said all you guys are going to run away from me. And he knew one of them had betrayed him. He did not say hey everyone but Judas have some bread.


Posted by: blaster at April 10, 2017 10:13 AM (tewYv)

143 Teach a man to clean a fish and his wife will throw him and the dining room table out of the house.

Posted by: t-bird at April 10, 2017 10:13 AM (9Q5BJ)

144 140

Sounds very progressive. Why not just rename the California govt the Politburo?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 10:12 AM (493sH)

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

"When has unquestioned rule by elites ever gone wrong?

Name me a dozen examples. I bet you can't, which means the idea is wrong."
-Very smart college student who's struggling with their core classes but acing the gender studies course

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:14 AM (mC1ZI)

145 True fact: When fish swim in polluted water, they have to be taken out for cleaning periodically.

Posted by: rickl at April 10, 2017 10:14 AM (xjiRE)

146 121: thanks grammie.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 10:14 AM (KP5rU)

147 Fish heads, roly-poly fish heads . . .

Obviously these deplorables have not evolved to the higher forms of humankind to employ the Bass-O-Matic.

(yeah, I'm old)

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 10, 2017 10:10 AM (MIKMs)


Fish Heads... one of the greatest songs of all time.

I dare anyone who has heard it not to have it stuck in their heads forever.

"I took a fish head out to see a movie... didn't have to pay to get. it. in."

Brilliant.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:14 AM (TOk1P)

148 That painting stinks.

pu

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:15 AM (qUNWi)

149
So California democrats have some kind of supermajoraty and I guess they can pass whatever the hell they like now. 12 cents a gallon gas tax coming my way!!!! Holy shit, not even gonna get a vote by the citizens...
Posted by: Max Power


Heck, Indiana is going to do that plus raise the license fee.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 10:15 AM (IqV8l)

150 I caught a bit of 60 Minutes while eating dinner at a restaurant last night; they had a segment on Chiobani yogurt--I never seen such a tongue-bath.

I felt like I needed a cigarette after that.

If I knew nothing at all about that company, I'd know now to avoid them like the plague if 60 Minutes loves them that much.

Of course, no mention that it was a group of his peace-loving, hard-working, immigrant saints that raped a little girl there in Twin Falls.

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 10, 2017 10:15 AM (ZQpd0)

151 You can't tuna fish.

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:15 AM (qUNWi)

152 >>>we only get one life to live on this planet. I cannot see spending a significant part of it in a place where the government is actively hostile.

Me and the wife have gone from Never Leave to Leave Curious. Family is here but the thought of getting out is no longer just speculation.

Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 10:15 AM (QCc6B)

153 Now I know how our Barrel got that peculiar odor...

Posted by: t-bird at April 10, 2017 10:16 AM (eeTCA)

154 138; that's the way my grandfather did it. he was an artist at that shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 10:16 AM (KP5rU)

155 True fact: When fish swim in polluted water, they have to be taken out for cleaning periodically.

Posted by: rickl at April 10, 2017 10:14 AM (xjiRE)


Who.

Who, I say. Who has done so much sin in this life or the last, to have the job of having to take polluted fish out of water to have them cleaned?

If that's your job, surely you have offended the gods.

What, Wendy's isn't hiring??

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:16 AM (TOk1P)

156 152 >>>we only get one life to live on this planet. I cannot see spending a significant part of it in a place where the government is actively hostile.

Me and the wife have gone from Never Leave to Leave Curious. Family is here but the thought of getting out is no longer just speculation.
Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 10:15 AM (QCc6B)

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

South Carolina is really nice this time of year...

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

157 Holy shit, not even gonna get a vote by the citizens...

Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (QCc6B)

Unfortunately, you had the chance to vote for the folks who represent you.It sucks that they are who they are.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt, happy that the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs are 4-2 at April 10, 2017 10:17 AM (8iiMU)

158 " You can't tuna fish."

Kevin, Gary...you guys rocked!

Loved Ridin' the Storm out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 10:17 AM (J+eG2)

159 134 I dunno, I guess I think if you're in someone else's house you should follow the house rules, even if you disagree with them.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 10:08 AM (s7vJs)


My thought too - their club, their rules.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Abhorrent Abominations Abound at the Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2017 10:10 AM (hLRSq)

Except it's not supposed to be a club, it's supposed to be a place of worship and fellowship for all believers in Christ.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 10:17 AM (0vzJL)

160 65 Dem Rep. Nydia Velazquez Proposes Bill That Would Ban ICE Agents From Identifying Themselves As Police





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Alright then. What will you call the 101st Airborne when they come for a visit, California?


Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 10:18 AM (7HtZB)

161 Me and the wife have gone from Never Leave to Leave Curious. Family is here but the thought of getting out is no longer just speculation.

Posted by: Max Power at April 10, 2017 10:15 AM (QCc6B)


I am genuinely hoping you can do so, as soon as is reasonably possible.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:18 AM (TOk1P)

162 Change your fish oil every 3000 miles.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 10:18 AM (IqV8l)

163
Speaking of Commiefornia lefties, Fox Business is doing a story on Google's "gender pay gap". Ultra lefty Google it seems pays their female employees less than men. Ohh..time for a show trial and big law suit and public denouncement

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 10:18 AM (493sH)

164 One Burbot, One Perch, and One Bichir

Posted by: George Thorogood at April 10, 2017 10:18 AM (jQ9o7)

165 163
Speaking of Commiefornia lefties, Fox Business is doing a story on Google's "gender pay gap". Ultra lefty Google it seems pays their female employees less than men. Ohh..time for a show trial and big law suit and public denouncement
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 10:18 AM (493sH)

Sploosh!

Posted by: Gloria Allred at April 10, 2017 10:19 AM (0vzJL)

166 Bichir please....

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:20 AM (qUNWi)

167 159; nailed it my friend.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 10:20 AM (KP5rU)

168 That painting stinks.

pu

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:15 AM (qUNWi)


You know, the thought never occurred to me until just now, maybe that's why those fancy painters are always painting flowers (and not fish).

The smell.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:20 AM (TOk1P)

169 163
Speaking of Commiefornia lefties, Fox Business is doing a story on Google's "gender pay gap". Ultra lefty Google it seems pays their female employees less than men. Ohh..time for a show trial and big law suit and public denouncement
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 10:18 AM (493sH)

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

Live by terrible and deceptive statistics, die by terrible and deceptive statistics.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:21 AM (mC1ZI)

170 The smell.


This gives me an idea...

Posted by: Lynyrd Skynyrd at April 10, 2017 10:21 AM (0vzJL)

171 "Once again it's that crazy idea that the People know what they want and are willing to work to get it....".

That's why it's called commercial art. I've made my living, off and on, for years doing commercial art. Nothing wrong with it. Some of it is quite good and holds up over time, but there is and should be a differentiation between fine and commercial art.

And that business about capitalizing 'People' or 'The People'. Should be pointed out that The People are often shortsighted and foolish, with poor taste and worse manners.

Posted by: troyriser at April 10, 2017 10:21 AM (Fw5cQ)

172 hat's why those fancy painters are always painting flowers (and not fish).

Good point. He did not invite them into his studio for posing, did he?

Posted by: t-bird at April 10, 2017 10:22 AM (ZIFyZ)

173 Bathing Abe Vigoda? That sounds Japanese.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 10, 2017 10:22 AM (vRcUp)

174 You know Google is whiter than a yogurt hurricane.

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:23 AM (qUNWi)

175 Should be pointed out that The People are often shortsighted and foolish, with poor taste and worse manners.

Posted by: troyriser at April 10, 2017 10:21 AM (Fw5cQ)


Which, if it needs to be said, could easily describe the High Art community these days as well.

A finer collection of swine there might not be.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:25 AM (TOk1P)

176 Okay... you guys got me thinking about Communion. In the Book, it was given by Jesus to His followers. I think the word follower is probably important.
My Church says before each Communion that anyone is wlecome to partake, as long as they name Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
I can't see a flaw in that approach.

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

177 Except it's not supposed to be a club, it's supposed to be a place of worship and fellowship for all believers in Christ.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 10:17 AM (0vzJL)

Then why are there so many different denominations, each with their own beliefs and rules? All of us believe Christ died for our sins and rose again. But beyond that there are significant doctrinal differences - which is why religious wars were fought centuries ago.

Thank God we have moved past those days. But you can't simply ignore the differences either. It's best to simply respect them and go to the church that suits you the best. Opinions will always vary on that score.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 10:25 AM (s7vJs)

178 First thing that strikes me whenever I see a painting or photo from the 19th century, that depicts people outside, is how everyone, absolutely everyone, is wearing a hat.

It is because they were really truly outdoors, not just walking from the house to the car. Outdoors, like for an hour or more, and the hat is for comfort and protection.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 10, 2017 10:26 AM (U6f54)

179 Dem Rep. Nydia Velazquez Proposes Bill That Would Ban ICE Agents From Identifying Themselves As Police


IMIGRA!

Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 10:26 AM (zZb/S)

180 Ultra lefty Google it seems pays their female employees less than men.

Imagine how little they pay their female H1Bs.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2017 10:26 AM (oVJmc)

181 173
Bathing Abe Vigoda? That sounds Japanese.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 10, 2017 10:22 AM (vRcUp)

"I think I'm bathing Abe VigodaI think I'm bathing Abe VigodaI really think so"https://youtu.be/oVjMF_TfY6M


Posted by: Yuck! The Vapors at April 10, 2017 10:26 AM (8iiMU)

182 I like it.

At least for me ... subject matter means a lot. I do like this "style", whatever it is, just because I can see what the hell everything is.

I've begun the enjoy this thread. It's been an "Art for Idiots" self-paced class.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 10:27 AM (BEMJs)

183
It is because they were really truly outdoors, not just walking from
the house to the car. Outdoors, like for an hour or more, and the hat
is for comfort and protection.
=====

My own opinion is that it was a prophylactic to keep your own head lice to yourself.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 10, 2017 10:28 AM (MIKMs)

184 Ultra lefty Google it seems pays their female employees less than men.

Imagine how little they pay their female H1Bs.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2017 10:26 AM (oVJmc)



Google: Are you trying to say are support of no borders is simply based on getting people to work for us as cheep as possible and line our pockets as much as we can and not because we're good hearted lefties?!?!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 10:28 AM (493sH)

185 Dude on the left: "What are you doing tomorrow?"

Dude on the right: "Going fishing."

Dude in the middle: "You got worms?"

Dude on the right: "Yeah. But I'm going anyway."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 10:28 AM (lHb9q)

186 Except it's not supposed to be a club, it's supposed to be a place of worship and fellowship for all believers in Christ.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 10:17 AM (0vzJL)


Denominations have their own interpretations of theology. If you don't like their interpretation - their take on it - go find one that is more to your liking.

That's my way of looking at it - which you can take or leave as you see fit.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Abhorrent Abominations Abound at the Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2017 10:28 AM (hLRSq)

187 >>It is because they were really truly outdoors, not just walking from the house to the car. Outdoors, like for an hour ormore, and the hat is for comfort and protection.



Seagull shit is nasty stuff.

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2017 10:29 AM (jQ9o7)

188 187 >>It is because they were really truly outdoors, not just walking from the house to the car. Outdoors, like for an hour ormore, and the hat is for comfort and protection.



Seagull shit is nasty stuff.
Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2017 10:29 AM (jQ9o7)

I said seagulls - hmm! - stop it now!

Posted by: Lynyrd Skynyrd at April 10, 2017 10:30 AM (0vzJL)

189 ...and

Where are the fucking gulls?

No way you can clean fish near an estuary without those nasty, annoying fuckers.

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2017 10:30 AM (jQ9o7)

190 Southern rock sock off.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 10:30 AM (0vzJL)

191 So I learned a valuable lesson today: A manager's job is to remove all problems that irritate that manager, even if it means annoying you.

Comments?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

192 Denominations have their own interpretations of theology. If you don't
like their interpretation - their take on it - go find one that is more
to your liking.
=================



Not so easy to do when you're the pastor's wife.

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

193 Seagull shit is nasty stuff.



*******


Tell me about it. My doctor does have me starting on a new probiotic though.

Posted by: Jonathan Livingston at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (lHb9q)

194 189 ...and

Where are the fucking gulls?

No way you can clean fish near an estuary without those nasty, annoying fuckers.
Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2017 10:30 AM (jQ9o7)

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We ran, we ran so far away. Had to get away.

Posted by: Flock of Seagulls at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (kTF2Z)

195 Where are the fucking gulls?

Little bastards wouldn't sit still long enough to paint.

Posted by: John George Brown at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (BEMJs)

196 IMIGRA!
Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 10:26 AM (zZb/S)


Actually, la migra, or for a change, "ayaness" (INS)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (0hI48)

197 191 So I learned a valuable lesson today: A manager's job is to remove all problems that irritate that manager, even if it means annoying you.

Comments?
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

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

I so look forward to taking on a manager's position on Tuesday...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (mC1ZI)

198 For Shillary and Huma, every day it smells like someone is cleaning fish

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (LrHgU)

199 150 I caught a bit of 60 Minutes while eating dinner at a restaurant last night; they had a segment on Chiobani yogurt--I never seen such a tongue-bath.

In my house, we used to love Chobani. Now we avoid them like the plague, and I avoid them loudly in the supermarket if anyone is within earshot. Yeah, that's ME in the dairy section.


Great painting, CBD and Sweet Passover to all celebrating Morons & 'Ettes!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (MYpqu)

200 I have settled in a Church that I personally have some doctrinal differences with, but their practical Christian application is very good, in my estimation.
So what I do is participate in this Body, and keep my doctrinal views generally to myself.
I have learned that my breathless opining about the nuances of Christianity to anyone who is willing, or worse, unwilling to listen, is not really helpful.

Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 10:33 AM (zSVEm)

201 CBD, Thanks for today's painting. I wouldn't hang it in a dining room but certainly would in a den, office, or work area. It is a 'guy' painting. And I'm sorry there are no SJW types to see that comment and have their heads melt down.

Posted by: JTB at April 10, 2017 10:34 AM (V+03K)

202 It's best to simply respect them and go to the church that suits you the best. Opinions will always vary on that score.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 10:25 AM (s7vJs)


I think the point is, if your conscience dictates that you are worthy to receive the Eucharist, then you receive it in Faith.

If you are receiving it under any other circumstances, then your soul is in peril.

I don't think it's for anyone on this planet to decide what anyone else's conscience dictates.

The only time a person should be denied communion is when there is a clear indication that the person is receiving it under false pretenses (John Kerry, I'm looking at you).

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:35 AM (TOk1P)

203 Thor 3 teaser trailer released.

Looks incredible.

Morning all.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 10, 2017 10:35 AM (72PAC)

204 So I learned a valuable lesson today: A manager's job is to remove all problems that irritate that manager, even if it means annoying you.

I always proceeded from the assumption that my staff's job is to make me look good.

So yes, I can agree with your lesson - if there's a problem that's making me look bad, I'm going to deep six it.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:35 AM (eytER)

205 For Shillary and Huma, every day it smells like someone is cleaning fish

It doesn't smell all that clean...

Posted by: Huma at April 10, 2017 10:35 AM (XkVXQ)

206 Ugh. Monday.

Alternate painting title: "Amish Fishermen Plot Next Terrorist Attack"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 10:36 AM (PY9jH)

207 I so look forward to taking on a manager's position on Tuesday...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (mC1ZI)


People want a Leader. They resent a Manager. And Leaders don't usually last as Managers very long.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 10:36 AM (BEMJs)

208 More like spoiled trout, vodka, and shart.

Posted by: Huma at April 10, 2017 10:36 AM (XkVXQ)

209 203 Thor 3 teaser trailer released.

Looks incredible.

Morning all.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 10, 2017 10:35 AM (72PAC)

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

Certainly doesn't look like almost every other Marvel movie out there.

Weird that I don't seem to get excited about new movies anymore.

I do have a tingle for Alien: Covenant, though.

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

210 Gorsuch is about to be sworn in.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2017 10:36 AM (kTF2Z)

211 There are three things that smell like fish......

-Frank Zappa

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at April 10, 2017 10:36 AM (oPl0w)

212 Not so easy to do when you're the pastor's wife.



Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

Yeah, you're in a bit of a fix.

BTW, I heard the Cubs were in town this past weekend. I dunno. I averted my eyes after Friday. I think it probably really didn't happen after all. Yes, that's it.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 10:37 AM (s7vJs)

213 What kind of soap do you use to clean fish?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 10, 2017 10:37 AM (uhftQ)

214 Should be pointed out that The People are often shortsighted and foolish, with poor taste and worse manners.

Posted by: troyriser at April 10, 2017 10:21 AM (Fw5cQ)

And that's how you got Trump.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 10:37 AM (rF0hx)

215 207 I so look forward to taking on a manager's position on Tuesday...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (mC1ZI)

People want a Leader. They resent a Manager. And Leaders don't usually last as Managers very long.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 10:36 AM (BEMJs)

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

My biggest decision right now is how to redecorate my desk.

I've been trying to come up with thick, old looking books about American Presidents that I own. You know, in place of the vapid self-help books written by whatever CEO that most managers tend to decorate their desks with.

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

216 This is problematic because I can't tell what kind of fish they are. Posted by: Bandersnatch

*****

Fishful Thinking- a limerick

A hobo who looked rather scruffy
Had a job that was really a toughie.
But he gutted it out
As he said, with a pout
"I hope I find a diamond in the roughie!"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 10:38 AM (lHb9q)

217 Not so easy to do when you're the pastor's wife.



Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)


The perils of love and calling. Good luck with it.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Abhorrent Abominations Abound at the Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2017 10:38 AM (hLRSq)

218 213: lye.

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

219 Dem Rep. Nydia Velazquez Proposes Bill That Would Ban ICE Agents From Identifying Themselves As Police

A GOP with balls would scour her social media and her criminal background and turn her into the next Emmanuel Goldstein, if not get the bitch locked up for looking at the sun cross-eyed.

Unfortunately, this country has long since lost the will to treat domestic enemies as they deserve.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 10:39 AM (X6fMO)

220 BTW, I heard the Cubs were in town this past
weekend. I dunno. I averted my eyes after Friday. I think it probably
really didn't happen after all. Yes, that's it.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 10:37 AM (s7vJs)
======================

I caught two of the games. Ryan Braun was the only name I recognized. Maybe the Brewers are in a rebuilding stage.

Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 10:39 AM (lwiT4)

221 I do have a tingle for Alien: Covenant, though.

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

I'm a sucker for the franchise. I liked Prometheus, I liked Alien: Resurrection...hell, I even liked the Alien vs. predator shit-shows.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 10:39 AM (rF0hx)

222 214 Should be pointed out that The People are often shortsighted and foolish, with poor taste and worse manners.

Posted by: troyriser at April 10, 2017 10:21 AM (Fw5cQ)

And that's how you got Trump.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 10:37 AM (rF0hx)

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

Related:

National Review (print) had a long article about how Budweiser is superior beer to craft brewing in their April 3 issue.

I like a good craft brew myself, but I can also sit back and down a cold Bud.

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

223 Brings back fond memories of my days in Alaska, cleaning the salmon, wetting my pants, falling down drunk, screwing forty-niners and falling down drunk.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at April 10, 2017 10:39 AM (JZdsf)

224 So I learned a valuable lesson today: A manager's job is to remove all problems that irritate that manager, even if it means annoying you.

Comments?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 10:31 AM (RD7QR)


Yes. And if you need to bring a problem to the manager's attention, make damn sure whatever it is does not annoy/irritate said manager, or else YOU are the problem, not the problem itself.

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

225 213: lye.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 10:38 AM (KP5rU)


NO! That's how you get Lutefisk!

Posted by: Kindltot at April 10, 2017 10:40 AM (0hI48)

226 215 207 I so look forward to taking on a manager's position on Tuesday...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:32 AM (mC1ZI)

People want a Leader. They resent a Manager. And Leaders don't usually last as Managers very long.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 10:36 AM (BEMJs)

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

My biggest decision right now is how to redecorate my desk.

I've been trying to come up with thick, old looking books about American Presidents that I own. You know, in place of the vapid self-help books written by whatever CEO that most managers tend to decorate their desks with.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:37 AM (mC1ZI)

The Way of the Cod: Managing Like A Typical Food Fish In An Environment of Change

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 10:40 AM (RD7QR)

227 What kind of soap do you use to clean fish?


*****


Low Tide

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 10:40 AM (lHb9q)

228 221 I do have a tingle for Alien: Covenant, though.

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

I'm a sucker for the franchise. I liked Prometheus, I liked Alien: Resurrection...hell, I even liked the Alien vs. predator shit-shows.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 10:39 AM (rF0hx)

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

I think Alien might be the best horror movie ever made. I love Aliens. Alien 3 is an interesting misfire. I just cannot get into Resurrection and the AvP movies are just too dumb for comfort.

I absolutely love Prometheus, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:40 AM (mC1ZI)

229 Alternate title: "Results of election night 2016"

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 10, 2017 10:41 AM (326rv)

230 You know, in place of the vapid self-help books written by whatever CEO that most managers tend to decorate their desks with.

James ... you're an intellectually honest person. I suspect it's in your nature to lead.

So you best watch your ass. The act of Leadership itself generates conflict ... which creates Unemployed Managers.

Good luck.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 10:41 AM (BEMJs)

231 I think Alien might be the best horror movie ever made.

Blair Witch Project.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:41 AM (eytER)

232 226 The Way of the Cod: Managing Like A Typical Food Fish In An Environment of Change
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 10:40 AM (RD7QR)

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

My favorite!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:41 AM (mC1ZI)

233 Where are the fucking gulls?

Being fed to the dogs.

Posted by: t-bird at April 10, 2017 10:42 AM (HwVbl)

234 230 You know, in place of the vapid self-help books written by whatever CEO that most managers tend to decorate their desks with.

James ... you're an intellectually honest person. I suspect it's in your nature to lead.

So you best watch your ass. The act of Leadership itself generates conflict ... which creates Unemployed Managers.

Good luck.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 10:41 AM (BEMJs)

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

Thank you.

Seriously, though, I do look forward to the opportunity and I know my fellow managers/leaders and have developed a good rapport with my new boss.

I'm considered a SME in the work that the team will be doing and we're also going through (another) re-organization that I believe will alleviate a lot of the process problems that the company has been having for the last couple of years.

I do feel like I'm poised for success in this new role.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:43 AM (mC1ZI)

235 Well I'll be.

Posted by: John Brown at April 10, 2017 10:43 AM (fD1ST)

236 Where are the fucking gulls?


******

Out in the bay entertaining the buoys.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 10:43 AM (lHb9q)

237 I caught two of the games. Ryan Braun was the only name I recognized. Maybe the Brewers are in a rebuilding stage.


Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 10:39 AM (lwiT4)

Yep. It would be real nice if the "rebuilding" included a solid foundation of decent pitching.

All we have are a bunch of soft throwers who like to nibble at the corners. Except they are not locating the ball real well and their nibbles are going down the center of the plate.

The Cubs were taking BP during the game yesterday. Ah, the pain....

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 10:43 AM (s7vJs)

238 I once today my manager, that the hardest part of my job was making sure I didn't screw up or I'd have to see her. She took it as a compliment

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2017 10:44 AM (LrHgU)

239 Just cancelled a United ticket.

Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 10:44 AM (zZb/S)

240 237 Yep. It would be real nice if the "rebuilding" included a solid foundation of decent pitching.

All we have are a bunch of soft throwers who like to nibble at the corners. Except they are not locating the ball real well and their nibbles are going down the center of the plate.

The Cubs were taking BP during the game yesterday. Ah, the pain....
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 10:43 AM (s7vJs)

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

From what I read, the pitching market was bare this offseason.

As an A's fan, I paid some attention to the overall market, and we really couldn't add much of anything to either the rotation or the bullpen.

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

241 239 Just cancelled a United ticket.
Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 10:44 AM (zZb/S)

Why?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 10:45 AM (RD7QR)

242 I think Alien might be the best horror movie ever made. I love Aliens. Alien 3 is an interesting misfire. I just cannot get into Resurrection and the AvP movies are just too dumb for comfort.

I absolutely love Prometheus, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:40 AM (mC1ZI)

"Alien" is a great, maybe the best, sci-fi horror movie. And "Aliens" is a totally different sequel, a sci-fi action movie, and it might be the best movie made of that genre. Not often you see a sequel go in a totally different direction than the original, and both hit it out of the park.

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 10:45 AM (7HtZB)

243 Thor 3 teaser trailer released.

Looks incredible.

Morning all.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 10, 2017 10:35 AM (72PAC)


Correction:

Thor Three theather thrailer releathed.

Lookth increathible.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:46 AM (TOk1P)

244 238. I have no idea where"today" came into the typing

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2017 10:46 AM (LrHgU)

245 I opened the blog and immediately thought, "what's that smell?" Then I saw the painting.

Were the fish caught with an inter-net?
Is the painting done to scale?
I'd pay a fin for a print of that.
(Just trouting out some puns, in case they've been missed.)

Howdy, Hordy.

Posted by: mindful webworker - let's have another cuppa coffeeee at April 10, 2017 10:46 AM (JYung)

246 242
"Alien" is a great, maybe the best, sci-fi horror movie. And "Aliens" is a totally different sequel, a sci-fi action movie, and it might be the best movie made of that genre. Not often you see a sequel go in a totally different direction than the original, and both hit it out of the park.
Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 10:45 AM (7HtZB)

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

The Alien franchise is really interesting in that each movie took on its own genre.

Alien was the haunted house.
Aliens was the war movie.
Alien 3 was actually a religious survival horror movie.
Alien: Resurrection was the black comedy.

I wish more franchises would take that approach, but it's risky both creatively and financially.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:46 AM (mC1ZI)

247 What kind of soap do you use to clean fish?


*****


Low Tide

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 10:40 AM (lHb9q)


Surf.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Abhorrent Abominations Abound at the Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2017 10:46 AM (hLRSq)

248 Today the Cubs will return to Wrigley for the first time since they won the series. I can't even imagine how many drunk people will be down in Wrigleyville tonight.


Posted by: grammie winger - alleluia! at April 10, 2017 10:46 AM (lwiT4)

249 Thor Three theather thrailer releathed.

Lookth increathible.

Posted by: BurtTC


******

Obligatory:


The thunder god went for a ride
Upon his favorite filly
"I'm Thor!" he cried.
The horse replied,
"You forgot your thaddle, thilly!"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 10:47 AM (lHb9q)

250 What kind of soap do you use to clean fish?


*****


Low Tide

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 10:40 AM (lHb9q)


It's great at getting out those stubborn grunion rings.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 10, 2017 10:48 AM (JZdsf)

251 Alien 3 alienated me.

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:48 AM (qUNWi)

252 I can't even imagine how many drunk people will be down in Wrigleyville tonight.

People drink at night?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at April 10, 2017 10:48 AM (XkVXQ)

253 "Event Horizon"... now there is a sci-fi horror movie. And throw in in big nasty yuck factor. I wonder why Sam Neill was in it,beyond the payday, of course.

Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 10:48 AM (zSVEm)

254 Fish soap, duh.

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:48 AM (qUNWi)

255 What kind of soap do you use to clean fish?


*****


Low Tide

Posted by: Muldoon
****

And that is why I keep coming back here.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 10, 2017 10:49 AM (0x/TW)

256 231 I think Alien might be the best horror movie ever made.

Blair Witch Project.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:41 AM (eytER)

Halloween

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 10:49 AM (kUpEx)

257 I saw Alien 3 in the theater. The projector broke halfway through the movie, and I've never had any interest to watch the whole thing.

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 10:49 AM (7HtZB)

258 Lots of good horror movies, but I will never watch The Ring again.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 10, 2017 10:49 AM (fD1ST)

259 253 "Event Horizon"... now there is a sci-fi horror movie. And throw in in big nasty yuck factor. I wonder why Sam Neill was in it,beyond the payday, of course.
Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 10:48 AM (zSVEm)

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

Neil is an Australian actor who just takes work. I'd imagine that his fee is actually pretty low.

When he did Event Horizon it was right after Jurassic Park was done, but before the release. He never really became a big name.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:50 AM (mC1ZI)

260 The Japanese one.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 10, 2017 10:50 AM (fD1ST)

261 National Review (print) had a long article about how Budweiser is superior beer to craft brewing in their April 3 issue.

I've been a homebrewer for 25 years.

Making the crafty-type beer is comparatively easy.

Making a clean lager with consistent taste in any kind of volume...that's hard. AB gets a lot of grief, but their technical skills are damned near perfection.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:50 AM (eytER)

262 I wanted to like Event Horizon. Alas ... no.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 10:50 AM (BEMJs)

263 What kind of soap do you use to clean fish?


*****


Low Tide

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 10:40 AM (lHb9q)


Surf.


Coast

Posted by: t-bird at April 10, 2017 10:51 AM (/wWB4)

264 I think Alien might be the best horror movie ever made.

Blair Witch Project.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:41 AM (eytER)

Halloween

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 10:49 AM (kUpEx)


I'll stick with The Exorcist.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:51 AM (TOk1P)

265 Blair Witch Project had me rooting for the witch by about 45 minutes in.

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:51 AM (qUNWi)

266 Always liked the trivia that James Carpenter used a Captain Kirk mask for Michael in Halloween.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 10:51 AM (kUpEx)

267 257 I saw Alien 3 in the theater. The projector broke halfway through the movie, and I've never had any interest to watch the whole thing.
Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 10:49 AM (7HtZB)

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

It's one of those movies that keeps getting recut.

I've never seen the theatrical version, but I have seen the expanded one (it's not a director's cut since David Fincher has disowned the movie...it might be a producer's cut), and it comes *this close* to working until about halfway through when it gives up and starts having the alien run around at people in hallways.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:51 AM (mC1ZI)

268 Funny how the projections for legal pot and casinos are all stupendous and then when they are realized....we hear nothing.
=============

Wait, so stoners and dumb people aren't rich?

Of course, every single state that passed the lotto has education coffers that are flush full, right?

And every state has extra piles of money from all the alcohol and cigarette tax revenue that exceeded projections, no?

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 10, 2017 10:51 AM (ZQpd0)

269 Today the Cubs will return to Wrigley for the first time since they won
the series. I can't even imagine how many drunk people will be down in
Wrigleyville tonight.
=====

This am news was all about the new rules and businesses. Interesting that they will have jumbotrons (?) set up outside the park so walkers can watch.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 10, 2017 10:52 AM (MIKMs)

270 Thor Three theather thrailer releathed.

Lookth increathible.


It must've physically hurt someone at Marvel to wait this long to use Immigrant Song for a Thor movie. The lyrics to too, too perfect.

Also, the trailer in general looks like it's from 1981, in the same way the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer looks like it's from 1977.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 10, 2017 10:52 AM (3J/LN)

271 I remember watching a Real Housewives of Somewhere show years ago and one Wife was trying to teach another how to cook a chicken. She said the first thing you do is wash the chicken and the second one proceeded to use dish soap to wash it. The first one was flabbergasted that the second used actual soap. It was pretty funny.

Posted by: lindarising at April 10, 2017 10:52 AM (JNDQi)

272 Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:50 AM (eytER)

Good point. But the explosion in commercial craft brewing is great because it gives us all a choice.

That whole market economy thing is a pretty good idea. I hope it catches on here.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 10:52 AM (rF0hx)

273 *sniff***

Mother?

Posted by: Ruprecht at April 10, 2017 10:53 AM (INc6f)

274 Huh, thanks for the info, JamesMadison. I've always liked Neill. He's in there with Stellan Skarsgard as somebody I really enjoy, and wish they would do more work.

Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 10:53 AM (zSVEm)

275 Bought cookies 'n cream Oreos.



If the universe implodes, you'll know why.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 10, 2017 10:53 AM (gTQoY)

276 Blair Witch Project had me rooting for the witch by about 45 minutes in.

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:51 AM (qUNWi)


I did not see it until long after it was a phenomenon, so really, whatever it was supposed to do, it didn't do it for me.

And I cannot imagine watching it a second time. The tedium would be worse than Hitler.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 10:54 AM (TOk1P)

277 265 Blair Witch Project had me rooting for the witch by about 45 minutes in.
Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:51 AM (qUNWi)

Knowing what the part of Maryland they supposedly got lost in is actually like just made it a joke for me. Hint: You could only get lost there if you were drunk and blind or blind drunk or both.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 10:54 AM (RD7QR)

278 For the morons who enjoyed the Alien franchise then I would highly recommend playing Alien Isolation. It perfectly captures the feel of the first movie and it is without a doubt the scariest game I've ever played.

Posted by: Independent George at April 10, 2017 10:54 AM (BDZWU)

279 That whole market economy thing is a pretty good idea. I hope it catches on here.

Not if I can stop it!

Posted by: Jared Kushner at April 10, 2017 10:54 AM (3J/LN)

280 261 National Review (print) had a long article about how Budweiser is superior beer to craft brewing in their April 3 issue.

I've been a homebrewer for 25 years.

Making the crafty-type beer is comparatively easy.

Making a clean lager with consistent taste in any kind of volume...that's hard. AB gets a lot of grief, but their technical skills are damned near perfection.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:50 AM (eytER)

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

There's no doubt of that.

It's like blended scotches. Some people turn their nose up at the idea of a blended scotch instead of a single malt, but actually making a consistent tasting blended whiskey from a variety of single malts is quite difficult.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:54 AM (mC1ZI)

281 Hint: You could only get lost there if you were drunk and blind or blind drunk or both.

Why do you think I can't find my way out of the woods?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at April 10, 2017 10:55 AM (XkVXQ)

282 Good point. But the explosion in commercial craft brewing is great because it gives us all a choice.

That whole market economy thing is a pretty good idea. I hope it catches on here.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 10:52 AM (rF0hx)


Crazy talk. That way lies uninformed decisions ... masses of People with no regard for finer taste or style. Its ... its ... its Beer Anarchy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 10:55 AM (BEMJs)

283 274 Huh, thanks for the info, JamesMadison. I've always liked Neill. He's in there with Stellan Skarsgard as somebody I really enjoy, and wish they would do more work.
Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 10:53 AM (zSVEm)

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

You're welcome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:55 AM (mC1ZI)

284 We've *finally* finished negotiating a deal with Volkswagen to replace my dirty diesel, "Killer," with a new car.

Came out very good, actually. They're taking back my 2014 fully-loaded Passat SEL and replacing it with a 2017 full-loaded Passat SEL. For the same price we paid for the '14, plus it has all the new upgrades.

It's taken forever, but I'm a very happy camper now.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 10:55 AM (PY9jH)

285 Who turns up their nose at the idea of a blended scotch?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at April 10, 2017 10:56 AM (JZdsf)

286 After Psycho was released , a large percentage of women quit taking showers . That was the greatest horror movie of its time.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 10:56 AM (kUpEx)

287 Good point. But the explosion in commercial craft brewing is great because it gives us all a choice.

No argument from me - I was happy when Sierra Nevada started breaking through, and the rush that followed was great.

I follow the Charlie Papazian model - Budweiser (well, Coors for me) is a good beer, but it's just one kind of beer.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:56 AM (eytER)

288 286 After Psycho was released , a large percentage of women quit taking showers . That was the greatest horror movie of its time.
Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 10:56 AM (kUpEx)

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

See?

This is why I don't like lists and hyperbole.

They're all fantastic, and I wish I had never said Alien was on top.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:57 AM (mC1ZI)

289
Just cancelled a United ticket.
Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 10:44 AM (zZb/S)

Why?


Police violently drag man from United plane after airline reportedly overbooked flight

http://tinyurl.com/kds2vzv

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 10:57 AM (IqV8l)

290 GAY!!

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 10, 2017 10:57 AM (vRcUp)

291 Crazy talk. That way lies uninformed decisions ... masses of People with no regard for finer taste or style. Its ... its ... its Beer Anarchy.

The country is drowning in deodorants. You're all too clean! Toooo clean!!!

Posted by: Bernie Sanders from the dacha at April 10, 2017 10:57 AM (XkVXQ)

292 I will always see Sam Neil as the anti Christ .

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 10:58 AM (kUpEx)

293 I think Alien might be the best horror movie ever made.

Blair Witch Project.


IMO, Nosferatu is the best horror movie ever made. Southside With You is the worst.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 10:58 AM (X6fMO)

294
President Trump ain't gonna thank Kelly Ayotte?!?!

ouch, that's gotta hurt

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 10:58 AM (agzHO)

295 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:57 AM (mC1ZI)

Seriously? It's the internet.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 10:58 AM (kUpEx)

296 Are you saying Hillary *is* the Blair Witch?

Posted by: t-bird at April 10, 2017 10:58 AM (/wWB4)

297
Did he thank Ayotte and I missed it, or did President Trump really slight her?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 10:59 AM (agzHO)

298 We leave next week for a wedding in New Jersey. I absolutely dread flying. Our TSA will give me my annual gyno exam. Bastards.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 10:59 AM (PY9jH)

299 The Russians are publicly talking a lot of shit about Trump in light of the Syria strikes, but I suspect that privately he just earned their respect.

You know that part after the knife fight in Saving Private Ryan when the German guy walks right by Upham and gives him a look of contempt that basically says, "I don't respect you enough to kill you?" That's how the Putin's of the world viewed Obama.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at April 10, 2017 10:59 AM (rX06+)

300 After Psycho was released , a large percentage of women quit taking showers . That was the greatest horror movie of its time.

And I'm not starting again for anyone!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at April 10, 2017 10:59 AM (XkVXQ)

301 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:57 AM (mC1ZI)

And by the way it' was not hyperbole.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 11:00 AM (kUpEx)

302 I never knew ZZ Top were fishermen before they hit it big.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2017 11:00 AM (B+qrE)

303 Okay, top horror movies
The Exorcist. The winner and still champeen.
the Ring (Japanese version) I needed a nightlight.
Blair Witch Project
the remake of The Thing.
Alien/Alien 2
Predator
Hitler's Army ( I guarantee it will freak you out.)
the Hidden (another sleeper but awesome.)
Some Russian movie about tourists who get trapped in Chernobyl. awesome.

Posted by: vivi at April 10, 2017 11:00 AM (11H2y)

304 Are you saying Hillary *is* the Blair Witch?

--

Let's just say...I ain't turning around.

Posted by: Bill Clinton, facing the corner at April 10, 2017 11:01 AM (+FSld)

305
Donald Trump is a really eloquent speaker. He does a great job.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:01 AM (agzHO)

306 Lot of omega-3. Good for gainz.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 10, 2017 11:01 AM (vRcUp)

307 Blair Witch Project had me rooting for the witch by about 45 minutes in.
Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 10:51 AM (qUNWi)

Knowing what the part of Maryland they supposedly got lost in is actually like just made it a joke for me. Hint: You could only get lost there if you were drunk and blind or blind drunk or both.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 10:54 AM (RD7QR)




I took it as they were incredibly stupid people who could get lost on a miniature golf course. What a good idea wasted on a really stupid movie

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 11:01 AM (493sH)

308 305
Donald Trump is a really eloquent speaker. He does a great job.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:01 AM (agzHO)

Are you trying to start something?

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 11:01 AM (kUpEx)

309 the remake of The Thing.

*scuttles across floor*

Posted by: Hillary-Huma Scissoring at April 10, 2017 11:01 AM (XkVXQ)

310 The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nations security forces, according to U.S. officials.


Well good for American Jobs but not sure for anything else?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:02 AM (KlI/a)

311 Making a clean lager with consistent taste in any kind of volume...that's hard. AB gets a lot of grief, but their technical skills are damned near perfection.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:50 AM (eytER)

Perhaps, but their stuff is still like sex in a canoe.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 11:02 AM (Jcg9Q)

312 No love for "The Shining"?

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 11:02 AM (7HtZB)

313 301 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:57 AM (mC1ZI)

And by the way it' was not hyperbole.
Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 11:00 AM (kUpEx)

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

Your face is a hyperbole.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 11:02 AM (mC1ZI)

314 IMO, Nosferatu is the best horror movie ever made. Southside With You is the worst.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 10:58 AM (X6fMO)


I'm sure you've seen "Shadow of the Vampire," which is all sorts of awesome.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 11:02 AM (TOk1P)

315 These men are failures.

Had they been successful, women would have been cleaning the fish.
The men sitting around a camp fire drinking beer and requesting the other women to make them a sammich.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 10, 2017 11:02 AM (voOPb)

316 Donald Trump is a really eloquent speaker. He does a great job.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:01 AM (agzHO)

hey I like the man, but not sure I'd go out on that limb

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:02 AM (KlI/a)

317 I took it as they were incredibly stupid people who could get lost on a miniature golf course. What a good idea wasted on a really stupid movie


It was the tiny windmill that ruined it, right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 10, 2017 11:03 AM (JZdsf)

318 Lots of good horror movies, but I will never watch The Ring again.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

I always wondered what would happen if the VCR ate this Tape of Doom? Or if it got copied over with like a sex tape or bat Mitzvah?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 10, 2017 11:03 AM (326rv)

319
We've *finally* finished negotiating a deal with Volkswagen to replace my dirty diesel, "Killer," with a new car.

Came out very good, actually. They're taking back my 2014 fully-loaded Passat SEL and replacing it with a 2017 full-loaded Passat SEL. For the same price we paid for the '14, plus it has all the new upgrades.

It's taken forever, but I'm a very happy camper now.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Will your mileage (MPG) be as good on the new car as on the old one?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 11:03 AM (IqV8l)

320 The United video is worth a look ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 11:03 AM (BEMJs)

321 Yeah, Event Horizon, too!

Posted by: vivi at April 10, 2017 11:03 AM (11H2y)

322 Perhaps, but their stuff is still like sex in a canoe.


*****


Anheuser-Busch causes sunburn?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 11:03 AM (lHb9q)

323
This is historic!

First time a clerk has become a Justice to serve with the Justice he clerked for!

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:04 AM (agzHO)

324 Will your mileage (MPG) be as good on the new car as on the old one?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 11:03 AM (IqV8l)


Hell no. Dammit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:04 AM (PY9jH)

325 Donald Trump is a really eloquent speaker. He does a great job.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:01 AM (agzHO)


TOTUS gets a well-earned vacation.

Do you suspect that Obama had a lectern and a prompter set up when he said good-night to the kids?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Abhorrent Abominations Abound at the Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2017 11:04 AM (hLRSq)

326 Imagine how little they pay their female H1Bs.

It's all crap. First off, in a company like Google you have to make sure you're comparing apples to apples and the number of really high level scientists and engineering managers that are women is...small.

Secondly outfits like Google are not the H-1B abusers, it's the outsourcing outfits (Wipro, Infosys, Tata) and sometimes operations like Oracle that have a lot of consulting and support drones.


Posted by: JEM at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (TppKb)

327
Am I the only one watching this great moment on tv?

Great stuff.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (agzHO)

328 I'm sure you've seen "Shadow of the Vampire," which is all sorts of awesome.

I have. What astonished me was how they managed to set up certain shots that were damned near identical to the originals.

I should watch it again.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (X6fMO)

329 303 Okay, top horror movies
The Exorcist. The winner and still champeen.
the Ring (Japanese version) I needed a nightlight.
Blair Witch Project
the remake of The Thing.
Alien/Alien 2
Predator
Hitler's Army ( I guarantee it will freak you out.)
the Hidden (another sleeper but awesome.)
Some Russian movie about tourists who get trapped in Chernobyl. awesome.
Posted by: vivi at April 10, 2017 11:00 AM (11H2y)
===

Hitler's Army? I just binged it and got Downfall and some Nazi zombie movie.

Posted by: Independent George at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (BDZWU)

330 Police violently drag man from United plane after airline reportedly overbooked flight

Well, they won't have THAT problem again for a while...

Posted by: t-bird at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (8zL5i)

331 Hillary and Huma scissoring whilst scuttling across the floor.


Nice visual.

Posted by: eleven at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (qUNWi)

332 Today the Cubs will return to Wrigley for the first time since they won
the series. I can't even imagine how many drunk people will be down in
Wrigleyville tonight.

Will have to fire up the broadcastify scanner tonight.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (Jcg9Q)

333 Oh, "Thirty Days of Night" is an excellent horror movie, in my opinion. Really filled with that ominous setup, horror action in the middle, and a good finish.

Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 11:06 AM (zSVEm)

334
After Psycho was released , a large percentage of women quit taking showers . That was the greatest horror movie of its time.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 10:56 AM (kUpEx)
________________________

Heh,, I quit showering long before Psycho came out...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 10, 2017 11:06 AM (HSmrB)

335 327
Am I the only one watching this great moment on tv?

Great stuff.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (agzHO)

No...THIS was why I voted and supported PDT in the Election!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:06 AM (KlI/a)

336 The problem with Alien3 was that the only two sympathetic humans were either dead (the doctor) or immune (Ripley) throughout most of the movie. I could not have cared less about the convicts.

Posted by: Javems at April 10, 2017 11:07 AM (yOqwj)

337 And that's how you got Trump.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 10:37 AM (rF0hx)

*shrugs* Wasn't being patronizing. Stating a fact. Invoking 'The People' as some kind of authority on art is patronizing.

And we got Trump because the Democrats ran arguably the worst candidate in living memory for president.

Posted by: troyriser at April 10, 2017 11:07 AM (Fw5cQ)

338 Today the Cubs will return to Wrigley for the first time since they won the series.


*****

At their current rate they should win it again in 2125.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 11:07 AM (lHb9q)

339 The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists

-------------------------------
A-29's with engines and targeting gear and everything!

Posted by: RioBravo at April 10, 2017 11:07 AM (OmhcY)

340 280
261 National Review (print) had a long article about how Budweiser is superior beer to craft brewing in their April 3 issue.



I've been a homebrewer for 25 years.



Making the crafty-type beer is comparatively easy.



Making a clean lager with consistent taste in any kind of
volume...that's hard. AB gets a lot of grief, but their technical skills
are damned near perfection.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 10:50 AM (eytER)



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



There's no doubt of that.



It's like blended scotches. Some people turn their nose up at the
idea of a blended scotch instead of a single malt, but actually making a
consistent tasting blended whiskey from a variety of single malts is
quite difficult.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:54 AM (mC1ZI)

Being a homebrewer myself, I cringed when I saw this.
Brewing beer on the scale of Budweiser, et al is just process manufacturing - not unlike chemical plants. Everything is computerized, the formula is fixed, no variations - in the recipe, taste, etc.
Craft brewers are more like artists (in my mind). Smaller batches, not afraid to experiment, play with the recipe by using different strains of yeast, hops, grains, adjuncts, etc.
I'll take craft over mass produced any day of the week.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 10, 2017 11:07 AM (jxbfJ)

341 Associate Judge Gorsuch


Has a nice ring to it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:07 AM (KlI/a)

342
Am I the only one watching this great moment on tv?
Great stuff.


The United video?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (IqV8l)

343 The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nations security forces, according to U.S. officials.
After Hillary sold uranium to the Russians, and obama kissed the ass of a theocracy, I would have to say that this particular pooch has already been screwed and eaten.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (326rv)

344 *clink* We have a new SCOTUS Justice!

Posted by: WisRich at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (hdpay)

345 I have a very dear friend at church who helps me with receptions. We were talking during preparations for funeral reception #2 on Saturday, and somehow she mentioned how she hates Trump with the heat of a million suns. We weren't talking about politics, and I don't know how it came up.

She thinks Trump is a serial mish-grabber and puss hound. I just let it go because I value her friendship so much, and she's been the one person I can count on anytime I need assistance with virtually anything.

Sad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (PY9jH)

346 Event Horizon was a wasted opportunity. Great concept badly executed.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (0mRoj)

347 I'm sure you've seen "Shadow of the Vampire," which is all sorts of awesome.
--------------------------------------
I have. What astonished me was how they managed to set up certain shots that were damned near identical to the originals.

I should watch it again.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (X6fMO)


Yep, and not a bad idea to watch them back to back.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (TOk1P)

348
Yeah, the united video.


Wisenheimer!!

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (agzHO)

349 A-29's with engines and targeting gear and everything!
Posted by: RioBravo at April 10, 2017 11:07 AM (OmhcY)

why don't we sell them some T-45s...cheap with just a few miles on them?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:09 AM (KlI/a)

350 I'm watching too.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 10, 2017 11:09 AM (8iiMU)

351
finally, Ayotte gets thanked

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:09 AM (agzHO)

352 Gorsuch = literally Hitler

So happy right now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:09 AM (PY9jH)

353
Associate Judge Gorsuch
Has a nice ring to it
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Hope he's not a "it's a tax" kind of guy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 11:09 AM (IqV8l)

354
Gorsuch has been sworn in and is now speaking. I hope he finishes the speech with the laugh he used on the Batman TV show

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 11:09 AM (493sH)

355 *clink* We have a new SCOTUS Justice!


*****


Ach, wir sind Gorsucht!!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 11:09 AM (lHb9q)

356 Psycho kept women from taking showers?


Can you imagine what Glenn Close in the movie Fatal Attraction did for guys?


Not to mention, who can look at a rabbit in the same way after watching that flick?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 10, 2017 11:10 AM (jxbfJ)

357 Today the Cubs will return to Wrigley for the first time since they won the series.


*****

At their current rate they should win it again in 2125.



Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 11:07 AM (lHb9q)

We'd take those odds in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Detroit Lions at April 10, 2017 11:10 AM (Jcg9Q)

358 It's like blended scotches. Some people turn their nose up at the
idea of a blended scotch instead of a single malt, but actually making a
consistent tasting blended whiskey from a variety of single malts is
quite difficult.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 10:54 AM (mC1ZI)

I generally avoid blended Scotch, not out of a sense of snobbery, but rather that I've rarely had one that wasn't terrible.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 11:10 AM (0mRoj)

359 Art, Beer ... whatever. I'm firmly in the You Buy What You Like - I'll Buy What I Like category.

I just like what I like. No shits given regarding the opinions of others.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 11:10 AM (BEMJs)

360 I'm sure you've seen "Shadow of the Vampire," which is all sorts of awesome.
--------------------------------------
I have. What astonished me was how they managed to set up certain shots that were damned near identical to the originals.

I should watch it again.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 11:05 AM (X6fMO)


Yep, and not a bad idea to watch them back to back.


Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (TOk1P)


Oh, and in the original, the ending always bugged me. You're... what, centuries old? It never occurred to you that you might want to BE CAREFUL about that sunlight thing??

The "Shadow" take on how it happened was, dare I say, rather ingenious.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 11:10 AM (TOk1P)

361 He'd better never pull a Roberts on us.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (PY9jH)

362 *clink* We have a new SCOTUS Justice!

If only we got Hillary this horror show could have been avoided!

Posted by: NeverTrump! at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (XkVXQ)

363 Gorsuch has been sworn in and is now speaking. I hope he finishes the speech with the laugh he used on the Batman TV show

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 11:09 AM (493sH)

That joke isn't gonna get old for a while.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (Jcg9Q)

364 345
I have a very dear friend at church who helps me with receptions. We
were talking during preparations for funeral reception #2 on Saturday,
and somehow she mentioned how she hates Trump with the heat of a million
suns. We weren't talking about politics, and I don't know how it came
up.

She thinks Trump is a serial mish-grabber and puss hound. I
just let it go because I value her friendship so much, and she's been
the one person I can count on anytime I need assistance with virtually
anything.

Sad.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (PY9jH)

Bet Bill Clinton is totes OK, right?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (jxbfJ)

365 n a stunning blow to free enterprise, an Italian court has banned Uber from using its apps or advertising its services throughout Italy, following violent protests from the powerful taxi union.


Well it's not like it's going to stop Italy from becoming a World Power

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (KlI/a)

366 344 *clink* We have a new SCOTUS Justice!
Posted by: WisRich at April 10, 2017 11:08 AM (hdpay)

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

He now has to answer the door to their shared chambers.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (mC1ZI)

367 I'm sure you've seen "Shadow of the Vampire," which is all sorts of awesome.


*****


Was that the one that was filmed on location at that large country manor in England? You know, the vampire estate building?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (lHb9q)

368 Hey Jane... I have a couple of very good friends... loyal, and dependable, who have shared some rocky times... who have politics nearly opposite mine.
We know where we stand, and just don't go there.
I have to make an effort sometimes to keep quiet, but for me it's really worth it.

Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (zSVEm)

369 Oh, "Thirty Days of Night" is an excellent horror movie, in my opinion. Really filled with that ominous setup, horror action in the middle, and a good finish.
Posted by: kraken

Um....

My favorite part was when the pack o' vampires had a rotary meeting, and the leader talked about how clever and surrepticious they had always been......as they stood amongst mass, utter chaos and destruction.

The guy with the exploding backhoe, who somehow survived the aforementioned explosion, was a nice touch.

I kinda wanted to see their Renfield wannabe getting torn apart by teenage girls when he swiped cell phones. That sight would make the vampires cringe.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (326rv)

370 Now we just need two or three more. Not that I'm wishing for Ginsburg or Kennedy to go out like Scalia...

Posted by: JEM at April 10, 2017 11:12 AM (TppKb)

371 finally, Ayotte gets thanked

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:09 AM (agzHO)

Who'd she blow?

Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 11:12 AM (Jcg9Q)

372 National Review (print) had a long article about how Budweiser is superior beer to craft brewing in their April 3 issue.

April 3

I haven't read it, but Is this possibly a poorly executed April Fools joke?

Posted by: Chuck C at April 10, 2017 11:12 AM (dGdWL)

373 Gorsuch was probably 3rd or 4th on Hilary's list ...

Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 11:12 AM (zZb/S)

374 Police violently drag man from United plane after airline reportedly overbooked flight

http://tinyurl.com/kds2vzv
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 10:57 AM (IqV8l)



Okay what the hell. Why was that guy asked to leave? Since when is refusing to volunteer to give up a seat for which you paid and for which you have a boarding pass illegal? United's statement is utterly nonsensical.

Is it now official airline policy that if they overbook and then people won't refuse to get off they can just pick at random and haul you off the plane?

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 10, 2017 11:12 AM (mf5HN)

375
I'm pretty sure Justice Gorsuch is the youngest on the Court now, by like, 8 years or so.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:12 AM (agzHO)

376 Even if he was a psycho abolitionist, he could paint pretty well.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 10, 2017 11:12 AM (nlbfN)

377 358 I generally avoid blended Scotch, not out of a sense of snobbery, but rather that I've rarely had one that wasn't terrible.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 10, 2017 11:10 AM (0mRoj)

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

I think that Johnnie Walker Black has a taste that I would describe as Generic Scotch.

It's a good intro, methinks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 11:12 AM (mC1ZI)

378 Senator Schumer, epic fail.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 10, 2017 11:13 AM (4AVeu)

379 Today the Cubs will return to Wrigley for the first time since they won the series.


*****

At their current rate they should win it again in 2125.


Or as we call it, the streak is hot!!

Posted by: Chicagoans at April 10, 2017 11:13 AM (326rv)

380
Bet Bill Clinton is totes OK, right?


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (jxbfJ)


Nope. She hated him too. And she couldn't stand Obama. Pretty sure she was a Cruz supporter and #nevertrumper.


Ah, well. She's a very sweet, helpful person.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:13 AM (PY9jH)

381 Looks like the prairie schooner is in.

Posted by: Mikw Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 11:13 AM (ZO497)

382 The Airline industry is a big bag of SUCK right now. I don't know what's going on, but if at possible, drive and avoid the insanity that is the friendly (gag) skies.

Posted by: um..... at April 10, 2017 11:14 AM (PBhCj)

383 372 National Review (print) had a long article about how Budweiser is superior beer to craft brewing in their April 3 issue.

April 3

I haven't read it, but Is this possibly a poorly executed April Fools joke?
Posted by: Chuck C at April 10, 2017 11:12 AM (dGdWL)

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

Not at all.

I think it's a new writer (a name I didn't recognize) and there are implications that he's in his early 30s.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 11:14 AM (mC1ZI)

384 "House of Wax" with Vincent Price was the scariest movie I have ever seen, course I was only 9 when I saw it.


True story, took a friend and is 8 month pregnant wife to see "Alien". When Ash started spewing and whirling in the fight with Ripley my friends wife ran to the ladies room and stayed there till the movie was over.

Posted by: Javems at April 10, 2017 11:14 AM (yOqwj)

385 Time for Judge Gorsuch to go do some judging.

Posted by: WisRich at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (hdpay)

386 378 Senator Schumer, epic fail.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 10, 2017 11:13 AM (4AVeu)

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

Unless his objective was purely fundraising.

I bet he succeeded there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (mC1ZI)

387 The Airline industry is a big bag of SUCK right now. I don't know what's going on, but if at possible, drive and avoid the insanity that is the friendly (gag) skies.
Posted by: um..... at April 10, 2017 11:14 AM (PBhCj)
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For want of high speed rail...

Posted by: RioBravo at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (OmhcY)

388 Sad.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Tell her she should be more like Hillary! and be perfectly fine with all the mish hounding.

Posted by: t-bird at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (9Q5BJ)

389 Well it's my day off and I'm still awake, so I think I'll do something I haven't done in a while: go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.

Later peeps.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (Jcg9Q)

390
Posted by: Mikw Hammer,


heheh

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (agzHO)

391 389 Well it's my day off and I'm still awake, so I think I'll do something I haven't done in a while: go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.

Later peeps.
Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (Jcg9Q)

PHLASING!

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 11:16 AM (RD7QR)

392 Rosemary's Baby scared the crap out of me. And when I was a little kid, The Haunting of Hill House gave me nightmares.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:16 AM (PY9jH)

393 Well it's my day off and I'm still awake, so I think I'll do something I haven't done in a while: go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.

Later peeps.
Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (Jcg9Q)

I am sure the chinese joints takes cash or credit? No need to rob it? How much are you ordering?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:16 AM (KlI/a)

394 go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.

Later peeps.

******


Do you think a Chinese restaurant will have much in the tiller this early in the day?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 11:16 AM (lHb9q)

395 We just did that to get the lunch-bucket and white trash crowd back on-board after the Williamson truth-bat. Now pass me another Raspberry-Cinnamon Pale Ale, would you, old chap? The "nose" on it is excellent.

Posted by: national review editor at April 10, 2017 11:16 AM (nlbfN)

396 ...I think I'll do something I haven't done in a while: go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.
Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (Jcg9Q)
------------------------------
What did the Chinese restaurant do?

Posted by: RioBravo at April 10, 2017 11:17 AM (OmhcY)

397 Was that the one that was filmed on location at that large country manor in England? You know, the vampire estate building?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (lHb9q)


Boo! Such puns should never see the light of day.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 11:17 AM (TOk1P)

398 Really disturbing story at JihadWatch re: a young girl gang raped by "muslim immigrants" in Idaho. The victim and her family and being treated abominably by the police, the courts and the city, while the Muslim involvement is being whitewashed.

I never imagined this sort of thing could happen in America.

Posted by: shibumi at April 10, 2017 11:17 AM (EuOZL)

399 "And we got Trump because the Democrats ran arguably the worst candidate in living memory for president."

Heard on MSNBC this morning that Hillary is still flummoxed that she started the campaign with high ratings that ended horribly and she blames the Russians, Comey, Wikileaks and misogyny.

I'd say it was Trump's Mad Media Skillz shouting over MSM din that drove up her negatives. Lock her up, indeed

Posted by: Jack at April 10, 2017 11:17 AM (SIY7D)

400 I even liked Alien 4 up until the birth of the Cutie Alien (TM)

But "Prometheus"....ugh!

Stupidest bunch of a-holes ever sent into space.
Just one moronic (not the good kind) decision after another.
I was rooting for the android and Engineer to finish them all off.

Bonus question - Want proof the stupid continues?
Why the hell would you install David's head back on his body?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 10, 2017 11:18 AM (JFpQ7)

401 The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nations security forces, according to U.S. officials.
After Hillary sold uranium to the Russians, and obama kissed the ass of a theocracy, I would have to say that this particular pooch has already been screwed and eaten.

Posted by: Blue Hen
*****

Didn't Obama help a Muslim becone pres of Nigeria over a Christian?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 10, 2017 11:18 AM (0x/TW)

402 399
Heard on MSNBC this morning that Hillary is still flummoxed that she started the campaign with high ratings that ended horribly and she blames the Russians, Comey, Wikileaks and misogyny.

I'd say it was Trump's Mad Media Skillz shouting over MSM din that drove up her negatives. Lock her up, indeed
Posted by: Jack at April 10, 2017 11:17 AM (SIY7D)

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

I'd throw it up to:

Her ratings always tanked the more she was in the spotlight. She started from an unnaturally lofty position in terms of public opinion that was bound to crater given who she is.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 11:18 AM (mC1ZI)

403 Hillary is still flummoxed that she started the campaign with high ratings that ended horribly and she blames the Russians, Comey, Wikileaks and misogyny

*****

No mention of all the vegans who couldn't bring themselves to vote for a side of beef?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 11:19 AM (lHb9q)

404 365 n a stunning blow to free enterprise, an Italian court has banned Uber from using its apps or advertising its services throughout Italy, following violent protests from the powerful taxi union.


Well it's not like it's going to stop Italy from becoming a World Power
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:11 AM (KlI/a)

After you can conquer Ethiopia, what else is there to prove?
/

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 11:19 AM (7HtZB)

405 .I think I'll do something I haven't done in a while: go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.
Posted by: Country Boy at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (Jcg9Q)
------------------------------
What did the Chinese restaurant do?
Posted by: RioBravo
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A liquor store would likely have more cash.

Posted by: Mikw Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 11:19 AM (ZO497)

406 Okay what the hell. Why was that guy asked to leave?

I fly quite a bit ... see overbooking all the time. See it A BUNCH when airline employees are dead-ending. Suddenly - said flight is "over-booked".

United is a particular bag of suck. We do Southwest and Delta.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 10, 2017 11:19 AM (BEMJs)

407 Rosemary's Baby scared the crap out of me. And when I was a little kid, The Haunting of Hill House gave me nightmares.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:16 AM (PY9jH)



Rosemary's Baby was a very disturbing movie because of how evil the people in the movie were. I thought it portrayed the evil far better than the Exorcist which was a lot of special effects and vulgarity.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 10, 2017 11:19 AM (493sH)

408 Memo to to the fat boy in North Korea:

Hey, fat boy, just remember it was the USS Carl Vinson that dumped Bin Sinkin's body in the Indian Ocean. Just saying

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:19 AM (KlI/a)

409 "The victim and her family and being treated abominably by the police, the courts and the city, while the Muslim involvement is being whitewashed."

It's tied to the Chobani yougurt maker who's imported his own army of refugees to be slave labor. You can't do this without political cover

Posted by: Jack at April 10, 2017 11:19 AM (SIY7D)

410 This is a great bit of art. The trees could be larger, but their set against the horizon is very neatly, realistically and simply illustrated. Nice cabin there on the left.

The vertebrates in the foreground are well arranged too.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 10, 2017 11:20 AM (CPk08)

411 Mussolini made the taxis run on schedule.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 11:20 AM (ZO497)

412 The Italians have high speed rail.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 10, 2017 11:20 AM (OmhcY)

413 Hey, NGU. Husband and I are spending a couple of days in NYC after the wedding next week.

Where should we go for authentic, old-school Italian. Also, your favorite steak house?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:21 AM (PY9jH)

414 Oh, and in the original, the ending always bugged me. You're... what, centuries old? It never occurred to you that you might want to BE CAREFUL about that sunlight thing??

I always took it as that Orlok was so wound up about getting Ellen's virginal blood that he simply could not concentrate on anything else. It was the release of hundreds of years of sublimated lust that did him in.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 11:21 AM (X6fMO)

415 I thought it portrayed the evil far better than the Exorcist which was a lot of special effects and vulgarity.
Yo momma sews socks that smell!!!

Posted by: little girl barfing pea soup at April 10, 2017 11:21 AM (nlbfN)

416 413 Hey, NGU. Husband and I are spending a couple of days in NYC after the wedding next week.

Where should we go for authentic, old-school Italian. Also, your favorite steak house?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:21 AM (PY9jH)

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

Sbarro's.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 11:21 AM (mC1ZI)

417 off soc

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:21 AM (SIY7D)

418 The Exorcist and Tubular Bells... forever linked in my mind.

Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 11:22 AM (zSVEm)

419 n a stunning blow to free enterprise, an Italian court has banned Uber from using its apps or advertising its services throughout Italy, following violent protests from the powerful taxi union.

-
You make a bunch of Italians mad, you sleep with the fishes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 11:22 AM (Nwg0u)

420

Okay what the hell. Why was that guy asked to leave? Since when is refusing to volunteer to give up a seat for which you paid and for which you have a boarding pass illegal? United's statement is utterly nonsensical.

Is it now official airline policy that if they overbook and then people won't refuse to get off they can just pick at random and haul you off the plane?

Posted by: alexthechick

What's worse is that they got enough volunteers for the overbook, then after boarding, needed four more seats to accommodate four United employees who were deadheading.

Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 11:22 AM (zZb/S)

421 It was the release of hundreds of years of sublimated lust that did him in.

****


So, just like Fleet Week?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2017 11:22 AM (lHb9q)

422 NGU, just saw a notice saying I95 southbound in Virginia will be closing half the lanes on bridges near Potomac Mills Rt 234. They are strongly urging people to take alternate routes like 301 when lanes are closed overnight on the last weekend of April and first weekend of May. Might affect trip to Portsmouth.

Posted by: Mrs JTB at April 10, 2017 11:22 AM (V+03K)

423 419 In a stunning blow to free enterprise, an Italian court has banned Uber from using its apps or advertising its services throughout Italy, following violent protests from the powerful taxi union.

-
You make a bunch of Italians mad, you sleep with the fishes.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 11:22 AM (Nwg0u)

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

That's Sicilians.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 11:22 AM (mC1ZI)

424 Sbarro's.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 10, 2017 11:21 AM (mC1ZI)


teh lulz

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:22 AM (PY9jH)

425 411; trains, taxis, that dude got shit rollin.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 11:23 AM (KP5rU)

426 5.56 in Column A, ONLY!!!
You go now!!! You GO!!!

Posted by: chinese restaurant owner at April 10, 2017 11:23 AM (nlbfN)

427 ...I think I'll do something I haven't done in a while: go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.
Posted by: Country Boy
****

Wow. Note to fast food places, DO NOT mess up Country Boy's order.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 10, 2017 11:23 AM (0x/TW)

428 Also let me be more attention whoring than usual.

Here is how my day has gone.

I had to go to the courthouse and then to make a deposit at the bank for an office thing. No big deal, I can go to the courthouse then up to the bank and be back in like 30-35 minutes.

I go to the courthouse, loop a couple of times, can't find parking, no big, I'll park in the garage, it's a buck and I have some ones. I had to park a few levels up and had to walk down the scary staircase of doom and promptly slipped down the last three steps. Yay. Also ow.

Filed the stuff, got back to the car, opened my purse to get the dollar out of my wallet annnnnddd no wallet. I don't carry that big a purse so it took a minute to determine, yup, no wallet. Which meant no money to get out and, more importantly, no money for lunch. I scrounged around and managed to cobble together a dollar in change to get out. Yay. Also now I have to run back home because I was a bit freaking out that maybe the wallet wasn't at home.

Got home and there was my wallet on the kitchen counter because idefk I'm stupid. Yay

Drove back down to the bank to put the deposit in which is very important because it's payroll. Annnnndd I was at the wrong bank. Yay.

So all told my 30-35 minute trip turned into like a hour or so trip.

Did I mention walking into work to the lovely scent of dead mouse?

In what is entirely related news, there's now a dozen assorted Krispy Kreme donuts at work.

Okay. There's nine assorted Krispy Kreme donuts now. CO-WORKER ATE ONE OKAY?

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 10, 2017 11:23 AM (mf5HN)

429 I've heard good things about McIvor but have never tasted it. I bought Pinch fairly often years ago and remember liking it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 10, 2017 11:24 AM (fD1ST)

430 >>Is it now official airline policy that if they overbook and then people
won't refuse to get off they can just pick at random and haul you off
the plane?


And being United, the guy probably also was asked to purchase/likely purchased upon checking in: 2nd bag fee, seat upgrade (get *4* additional inches of leg room!), preferential boarding (or else you're boarded in the last group!), and maybe some food or entertainment. And THEN told, "Oopsie, you'll have to deplane..."

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2017 11:24 AM (NOIQH)

431 425 411; trains, taxis, that dude got shit rollin.
Posted by: chavez
-----------

Yeah, and banned staples too.

Hardest hit: Bostich

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 11:25 AM (ZO497)

432 392
Rosemary's Baby scared the crap out of me. And when I was a little kid, The Haunting of Hill House gave me nightmares.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:16 AM (PY9jH)


Saw that as a youth, the Hill House one, in an almost empty theater. I forget the scene but in one I screamed like a little girl.

Posted by: Javems at April 10, 2017 11:25 AM (yOqwj)

433 Sheesh. You just need pink sunglasses to walk abroad in daylight or walk a broad if you've got a leash and Lena Dunham accompanying you.

Posted by: victorian vampire at April 10, 2017 11:25 AM (nlbfN)

434 387 The Airline industry is a big bag of SUCK right now. I don't know what's going on, but if at possible, drive and avoid the insanity that is the friendly (gag) skies.
Posted by: um..... at April 10, 2017 11:14 AM (PBhCj)
----------------------------
For want of high speed rail...
Posted by: RioBravo at April 10, 2017 11:15 AM (OmhcY)

A couple of companies have constructed pneumatic tube test sites pursuant to the bid process from Elon Musk's project. I've been waiting for that mode of travel for 40 years. Even before my wish for flying cars.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 11:25 AM (kUpEx)

435 AtC, things could have been worse. You could have had a spider in your coffee cup.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:25 AM (PY9jH)

436 "Where should we go for authentic, old-school Italian."

A great day trip is The Bronx Zoo -- best urban zoo in the World -- after which you can walk West just a couple of blocks to the Arthur Avenue / Belmont section where there are several great old school Italian restaurant.

Dominic's is the oldest and best known: no decor, no menus (you eat what they're cooking), no checks, trust the waiter, but they're all good

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (SIY7D)

437 And being United, the guy probably also was asked to purchase/likely purchased upon checking in: 2nd bag fee, seat upgrade (get *4* additional inches of leg room!), preferential boarding (or else you're boarded in the last group!), and maybe some food or entertainment. And THEN told, "Oopsie, you'll have to deplane..."

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2017 11:24 AM (NOIQH)
-----------------------------
Well...he failed to purchase the seat "guarantee". Painful oversight indeed.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (OmhcY)

438 329 - sorry indepedent George..it's Frankensteins Army., not Hitler's army. there are images in it that made me sleep with all the lights on.

and the shining was pretty good, too...

Posted by: vivi at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (11H2y)

439 i'm watching the car auction on nbcs. maybe time to buy a beater. prices aint bad.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (KP5rU)

440 alex, deep space launches are less complicated than your day. You will need a hard reboot by 5 o'clock.

Posted by: kraken at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (zSVEm)

441 Really disturbing story at JihadWatch re: a young girl gang raped by "muslim immigrants" in Idaho. The victim and her family and being treated abominably by the police, the courts and the city, while the Muslim involvement is being whitewashed.

Were that me, I would be hard-pressed to keep from vigilante justice.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (X6fMO)

442 Trump is a serial mish-grabber

It's Easter, if you can get to Calumet City the BEST Polish sausage is

https://www.facebook.com/MischBrothers

Posted by: DaveA at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (FhXTo)

443 ...I think I'll do something I haven't done in a while: go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.

Posted by: Country Boy

****



Wow. Note to fast food places, DO NOT mess up Country Boy's order.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 10, 2017 11:23 AM (0x/TW)

So your new job is a hit man, CB?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 10, 2017 11:27 AM (tHwdc)

444 They're closed Friday 1-3 pm.

Posted by: DaveA at April 10, 2017 11:27 AM (FhXTo)

445 You got enough ones for us though, right???

Posted by: table dancers at April 10, 2017 11:27 AM (nlbfN)

446
Well it's my day off and I'm still awake, so I think I'll do something I haven't done in a while: go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.

Phrasing

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 11:27 AM (IqV8l)

447 A great day trip is The Bronx Zoo -- best urban zoo
in the World -- after which you can walk West just a couple of blocks to
the Arthur Avenue / Belmont section where there are several great old
school Italian restaurant.



Dominic's is the oldest and best known: no decor, no menus (you eat
what they're cooking), no checks, trust the waiter, but they're all
good

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (SIY7D)


Thanks. We've both spent time in NYC. Husband wants to go to the Freedom Tower. Thanks for the Italian recommendation. What about Patsy's?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:27 AM (PY9jH)

448 Oh, and in the original, the ending always bugged me. You're... what, centuries old? It never occurred to you that you might want to BE CAREFUL about that sunlight thing??
-----------------------------------------
I always took it as that Orlok was so wound up about getting Ellen's virginal blood that he simply could not concentrate on anything else. It was the release of hundreds of years of sublimated lust that did him in.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 11:21 AM (X6fMO)


I suppose.

You know, the one thing I appreciate about Gary Oldham's portrayal of Dracula was the absolutely desperate lustful thirsting he demonstrates.

That movie itself is too much of a mess otherwise.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 10, 2017 11:28 AM (TOk1P)

449 435 AtC, things could have been worse. You could have had a spider in your coffee cup.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:25 AM (PY9jH)

Or squirrels in the car. That's always a bad one.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 10, 2017 11:28 AM (RD7QR)

450 See you later and intermittently. The Better Call Saul marathon should just be starting!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 10, 2017 11:28 AM (nlbfN)

451 438 329 - sorry indepedent George..it's Frankensteins Army., not Hitler's army. there are images in it that made me sleep with all the lights on.

and the shining was pretty good, too...
Posted by: vivi at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (11H2y)
===

Thanks. I'll check it out sometime.

Posted by: Independent George at April 10, 2017 11:28 AM (BDZWU)

452 Hey, NGU. Husband and I are spending a couple of days in NYC after the wedding next week.

Where should we go for authentic, old-school Italian. Also, your favorite steak house?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:21 AM (PY9jH)

???
Depends where you are and what your transportation options are.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:28 AM (KlI/a)

453 >>Well...he failed to purchase the seat "guarantee". Painful oversight indeed.


He maxed out his card with the blanket-and-pillow fee....

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

454 I'm not down in Portsmouth again till early May and I go down the eastern shore not 95

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:29 AM (KlI/a)

455 Well it's my day off and I'm still awake, so I think I'll do something I haven't done in a while: go buy some ammo, then hit the Chinese restaurant nearby.


-
Now we'll see what happens when they say, "You been here four hour. You go now."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 11:29 AM (Nwg0u)

456 A couple of companies have constructed pneumatic tube test sites pursuant to the bid process from Elon Musk's project.

Fucker stole MY idea!

Posted by: Alfred Beach at April 10, 2017 11:29 AM (X6fMO)

457
And THEN told, "Oopsie, you'll have to deplane..."

Accosted by Tattoo yelling DEPLANE!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2017 11:29 AM (IqV8l)

458 Being a homebrewer myself, I cringed when I saw this.
Brewing beer on the scale of Budweiser, et al is just process manufacturing - not unlike chemical plants. Everything is computerized, the formula is fixed, no variations - in the recipe, taste, etc.
Craft brewers are more like artists (in my mind). Smaller batches, not afraid to experiment, play with the recipe by using different strains of yeast, hops, grains, adjuncts, etc.
I'll take craft over mass produced any day of the week.


Well, I would say Sam Calagione is really into "process manufacturing" too, as are Jim Koch, Ken Grossman, and pretty much any other crafty-type out there. Fact is, when offering a product for sale like that, consistency is a big part of the game.

My issue is when the consistency factor is derided or just tossed overboard. I mean, when you get right down to it, beer is a chemical anyway, and it does make sense to know the process so thoroughly that a consistently good product can be turned out, week after week and year after year. When I drink a Burton Baton today, I have high confidence that it's going to taste close to what it did when I had my first one a few years ago.

And that doesn't bar experimentation at all - heck Brett Joyce built Rogue out of it. Even AB is pushing the envelope more than it has.

Point being, process is one thing, but the end result is the product - AB has certainly done a good job at making a difficult beer (ever try to brew a clean lager? It's tough) in volume. They deserve credit for that.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 11:30 AM (eytER)

459 A great day trip is The Bronx Zoo -- best urban zoo
in the World -- after which you can walk West just a couple of blocks to
the Arthur Avenue / Belmont section where there are several great old
school Italian restaurant.



Dominic's is the oldest and best known: no decor, no menus (you eat
what they're cooking), no checks, trust the waiter, but they're all
good

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (SIY7D)


We're renting a car and driving from NJ to Manhattan. Staying at the Hyatt Centric Times Square. Will take Uber to get around if we need to.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:30 AM (PY9jH)

460 *reads sidebar*

That Indonesian artist needs to go back to not drawing Mohamed and being unemployed. Wonder what the price of that comic is right now?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2017 11:30 AM (gFqOo)

461 416 - Jane, go to Peter Luger's in Brooklyn. The original is still the greatest - a platter of steak as big as the table.

Posted by: vivi at April 10, 2017 11:31 AM (11H2y)

462 So were the guys cops or 'security agents' who beat up and dragged the guy off the plane?

Seems this will cost United more than a charter Cessna to.Louisville.

Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 11:31 AM (zZb/S)

463 Got home and there was my wallet on the kitchen counter because idefk I'm stupid. Yay.

Sorry. I needed a few ones for the new strip club downtown. Should have told you.

My bad.

Posted by: Face-Sized Spider at April 10, 2017 11:31 AM (X6fMO)

464 Jane, go to Peter Luger's in Brooklyn. The original is still the greatest - a platter of steak as big as the table.



Posted by: vivi at April 10, 2017 11:31 AM (11H2y)


That's what *I* want to do, but husband is all, "It's all the way in Brooklyn!" like it's the far side of the moon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:32 AM (PY9jH)

465 Jane, I did check my mug for spiders before making tea. I am a wee bit concerned that the ceiling over my desk will collapse. Again.

What's worse is that they got enough volunteers for the overbook, then after boarding, needed four more seats to accommodate four United employees who were deadheading.

Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 11:22 AM (zZb/S)



Are you serious? How the hell did United pick that guy? I'm desperately trying to find someway this isn't United just being utter dicks but I'm failing to see how.

I'm sorry but if I paid for a ticket and you gave me a boarding pass and my ass is in that seat and I didn't agree to volunteer to get off the plane and you tell me I still have to get off? All hell will break loose. If you send cops to lay hands on me? Everyone is getting sued for assault and sexual assault and emotional distress and every other thing I can dream up.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 10, 2017 11:32 AM (mf5HN)

466 >>That Indonesian artist needs to go back to not drawing Mohamed and being
unemployed. Wonder what the price of that comic is right now?


Yeah, he was only suspended. Think that would have happened if it were the opposite scenario - Catholic hides anti-muslim, anti-Hillary symbols in Marvel comic book? Couldn't even type that with a straight face...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2017 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

467 A great day trip is The Bronx Zoo -- best urban zoo
in the World -- after which you can walk West just a couple of blocks to
the Arthur Avenue / Belmont section where there are several great old
school Italian restaurant.



Dominic's is the oldest and best known: no decor, no menus (you eat
what they're cooking), no checks, trust the waiter, but they're all
good

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (SIY7D)

We're renting a car and driving from NJ to Manhattan. Staying at the Hyatt Centric Times Square. Will take Uber to get around if we need to.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:30 AM (PY9jH)

That's good advice..I like Arthur Ave over Little Italy.
For steak there are alot of good ones..I like wolfgangs, but there are plenty of good one.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:33 AM (KlI/a)

468 That's what *I* want to do, but husband is all, "It's all the way in Brooklyn!" like it's the far side of the moon.

You're telling me!

Posted by: Marvin the Martian at April 10, 2017 11:33 AM (eytER)

469 Peter Luger's in Brooklyn.
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I ate there once. For years I have been saving up to return some day.

The sliced tomato(e) was excellent.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 10, 2017 11:33 AM (OmhcY)

470 Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:30 AM (PY9jH)


Where in NJ is the wedding?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 10, 2017 11:33 AM (KlI/a)

471 Why would you drive a rental car into Manhattan, only to park it?
No one local goes to the Freedom Tower because it's ridiculously over-priced.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:33 AM (SIY7D)

472 Jane, go to Peter Luger's in Brooklyn.

Posted by: vivi at April 10, 2017 11:31 AM (11H2y)

Yup.

But don't order the tomatoes. They always suck.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 11:34 AM (rF0hx)

473 You got enough ones for us though, right???


Posted by: table dancers
****

She doesn't fund her competition.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 10, 2017 11:34 AM (uhftQ)

474 See you later and intermittently. The Better Call Saul marathon should just be starting!


Posted by: andycanuck at April 10, 2017 11:28 AM (nlbfN)


I re-binged the first 2 seasons on Netflix this weekend so I was back up to speed for tonight....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at April 10, 2017 11:34 AM (jjaLl)

475 I'm sorry but if I paid for a ticket and you gave me
a boarding pass and my ass is in that seat and I didn't agree to
volunteer to get off the plane and you tell me I still have to get off?
All hell will break loose. If you send cops to lay hands on me?
Everyone is getting sued for assault and sexual assault and emotional
distress and every other thing I can dream up.





Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 10, 2017 11:32 AM (mf5HN)


Heh. I'd offer to pay to see that happen, but I don't know if the Horde would have enough to cover your bail.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:34 AM (PY9jH)

476 AtC - At least you didn't lock your key in the car.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 11:34 AM (ZO497)

477 But don't order the tomatoes. They always suck.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 10, 2017 11:34 AM (rF0hx)


Thanks for the warning.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:35 AM (PY9jH)

478 That Indonesian artist needs to go back to not drawing Mohamed and being unemployed. Wonder what the price of that comic is right now?

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I don't get what the anti-Christian/Jewish code is.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 11:35 AM (Nwg0u)

479 Everyone is getting sued for assault and sexual assault and emotional
distress and every other thing I can dream up.
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Trauma.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 11:35 AM (ZO497)

480 >>I don't get what the anti-Christian/Jewish code is.

Sounds like there were references to passages in the koran that are anti-Christian.anti-Jew.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2017 11:37 AM (NOIQH)

481 What's worse is that they got enough volunteers for the overbook, then after boarding, needed four more seats to accommodate four United employees who were deadheading.

--

That goes on more often than people think. I and my team were delayed one flight and 5 hours because we made the mistake of planning a meeting in Colorado during spring break, when so many Continental employees were jumping on the planes for free flights.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 10, 2017 11:37 AM (7ZVPa)

482 Smith and Wollensky's

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 11:37 AM (kUpEx)

483 Brooklyn also has some good Italian places around 3rd and 5th Avenue a few blocks south of Atlantic Ave. Spent a couple of days there a few years back.

Posted by: Javems at April 10, 2017 11:38 AM (yOqwj)

484 Posted by: DaveA at April 10, 2017 11:26 AM (FhXTo)

I went to school with a Misch. In that area. Interesting.


And, Cal City....I remember hearing it had more bars per capita than anywhere. Don't know if that is true any more.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 10, 2017 11:38 AM (8iiMU)

485 @458. There is a difference. A couple of examples - on St Croix there is a Cruzan Rum distillery, and a Diageo facility (I used two different words there) that produces Captain Morgan.

They are both "process" products. But take a tour of both plants, and one is clearly an industrial facility - Diageo looks like a cleaner version of an oil refinery (which does distillation, too). There is a refinery nearby, the similarity is striking. A bunch of shiny stainless steel tanks and piping.

When you tour, you cannot see any of the "process" - it is all mechanized and sealed.

At the Cruzan distillery, even though Jim Beam purchased them, it still looks like a family run business. You can see trucks will molasses pull up and dump into the tanks - you can physically touch and taste it. You can also go by the mash tanks and see and smell the fermentation.

A similar thing could be seen between Old Dominion when it was its own regional craft beer, and now that it is manufactured by AB in Delaware. The brewery in Ashburn had plenty of large process vessels, but it was clearly people running it.

You cannot tour the facility in Delaware.


Posted by: blaster at April 10, 2017 11:39 AM (tewYv)

486 Dominic's is the oldest and best known: no decor, no menus (you eat what they're cooking), no checks, trust the waiter, but they're all good

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Just call ahead and make sure they don't have a hit scheduled.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 11:39 AM (Nwg0u)

487
Smith and Wollensky's

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 11:37 AM (kUpEx)


That's another possibility.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:39 AM (PY9jH)

488 The Walking Dead season is over, Game of Thrones has yet to start - what geeky show can I watch to hold me over?

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 11:39 AM (7HtZB)

489 Drudge is starting to suck. Different headline than yesterday, but it links to the same stupid story in The Sun that makes it sound like the US and Russia are on the verge of war.

Also the story about the horrible Church bombings in Egypt is already starting to fade.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 10, 2017 11:40 AM (7uYFy)

490 I'm glad I wasn't on that flight. I would not have been that tub of lard sitting in the seat in front of him doing nothing.

Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 11:40 AM (zZb/S)

491 My sister used to shoot commercials in NYC. She and the crew would hit a place in Little Italy she said was great (except for the wise guys coming in and meeting in a back room).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:41 AM (PY9jH)

492 Just call ahead and make sure they don't have a hit scheduled.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
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Check the toilet tanks, you may get a free revolver.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 11:41 AM (ZO497)

493 the story about the horrible Church bombings in Egypt is already starting to fade.

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Birds gotta fly. Fish gotta swim. Muslims . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 11:41 AM (Nwg0u)

494 So, Obama nominates a not Hitler after Hitler suddenly dies. Hitler blocks that nom for over a year. Literally Hitler gets elected, with the help of the Russians, and nominates Hitler to SCOTUS. Female Hitler shows Hitler around the offices of the brave senators of the resistance. Hitler makes it through the shit show of hearings. Hitler goes nuclear to get a vote on Hitler who was finally sworn in. That about it?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2017 11:41 AM (kTF2Z)

495 Sparks is one of the name NYC steak houses, on E 46th.

Big Boss Paul Castellano was hit by John Gotti's boys walking in. You can still see the chalk outlines where he and his body guard fell

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:41 AM (SIY7D)

496 In that situation* would AlextheChick channel Bart Simpson and say "Eat my shorts!"

*Actually got to experience that type of event once. Returning once from TDY via commercial air. There were weather related issues at destination and were asking people to give up the flight. And the airline kept upping the bribe along with the free hotel room in San Juan. Alas after the bribe got past $100 per person they somehow found a plane to accommodate us. ... And got to my destination to miss my connecting flight home by FIVE minutes. So instead of sunny San Juan, I got to spend a night freezing in a hotel room and NO extra money.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2017 11:42 AM (gFqOo)

497 Heh. I'd offer to pay to see that happen, but I don't know if the Horde would have enough to cover your bail.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:34 AM (PY9jH)



Travelociity, Alaska Air and United managed to utterly fuck my return trip from Seattle last summer and I had to have a screaming match with United and then Travelocity and then United and then Travelocity whilst standing at the desk wish small children in earshot and thus *not being able to swear at all*. Mind you, I try not to swear at customer service people because their jobs are horrible but when I have Travelocity in my ear saying but we show you have the seat and the desk agent saying no, you never had a seat, and then Travelocity says you cancelled the ticket in February and I say funny that's when the charge went through on the credit card as I'm looking at the charge on my credit card statement and then I watch the damn plane taxi away as United guy says "Oh that got messed up, sorry, you did have a seat" all of that tends to make me super sweary. Which I did not do because small children were there and I have fucking manners.

End to that story is United messed up me getting on the 7:20 p.m. flight, then the 9:10 p.m. flight got cancelled, then the 11:20 p.m. flight didn't leave until 12:45 a.m. due to mechanical issues so I didn't get in until 3:30 a.m. At which time the United lady told me that my suitcase never left Seattle because of course it didn't.

I did get it back around 8:00 p.m. that night and all my stuff was in it, to my stunned amazement.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 10, 2017 11:42 AM (mf5HN)

498 Ride, sealed in a plane, with that flight crew that instigates that?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2017 11:42 AM (oVJmc)

499 what geeky show can I watch to hold me over?

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 11:39 AM (7HtZB)


My husband is addicted to The Blacklist.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:42 AM (PY9jH)

500 486 Dominic's is the oldest and best known: no decor, no menus (you eat what they're cooking), no checks, trust the waiter, but they're all good

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Just call ahead and make sure they don't have a hit scheduled.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 11:39 AM (Nwg0u)

No, don't do that. If there is a hit, you can walk out on the bill in all the excitement and no one would know.

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 11:42 AM (7HtZB)

501 Just call ahead and make sure they don't have a hit scheduled.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
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Check the toilet tanks, you may get a free revolver.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 11:41 AM (ZO497)

And don't forget to order the veal. It's the best in the city.

Posted by: Virgil "The Turk." at April 10, 2017 11:42 AM (7uYFy)

502 Everyone is getting sued for assault and sexual assault and emotional
distress and every other thing I can dream up.
-------

Trauma.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

He was a doctor with patients waiting at the hospital. Each of the gets in line too

Posted by: Jean at April 10, 2017 11:42 AM (zZb/S)

503 497 - I can't be the only person to think of this after reading that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmg3nlAPVK8

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 11:44 AM (7HtZB)

504 Bobby Van's is just north of Grand Central. I prefer it to Sparks. Palm 2 is open, the original is closed for renovations.

I've been to nearly every big NY steakhouse except for Luger's. I'm told they use a lot of butter in their steaks -- so does Sparks

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:45 AM (SIY7D)

505 488 The Walking Dead season is over, Game of Thrones has yet to start - what geeky show can I watch to hold me over?
Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2017 11:39 AM (7HtZB)

Legion on FX- it's an interesting take on the X-Man character Legion. It has Jean Smart, who is one of my favorite actresses because she played Charlene on Designing Women, and was a hoot.

But the show is interesting. If you like foreign stuff, Hotel Beau Sejour is a different take on a ghost story/murder mystery. It makes me a little uncomfortable, because the characters look like they smell bad, between the drink, the cigarettes and the apparent aversion to bathing. But the story is intriguing.

I have heard not such good things about Iron Fist, and I didn't like Luke Cage, so my gut says to avoid it.


And lovely pic CBD. I would buy this guy's art. But then, I'm not an aficionado of art, I'm just run of the mill plebe. I guess that's why I voted for Trump.

Posted by: moki at April 10, 2017 11:45 AM (wuzmq)

506 End to that story is United messed up me getting on
the 7:20 p.m. flight, then the 9:10 p.m. flight got cancelled, then the
11:20 p.m. flight didn't leave until 12:45 a.m. due to mechanical issues
so I didn't get in until 3:30 a.m. At which time the United lady told
me that my suitcase never left Seattle because of course it didn't.



I did get it back around 8:00 p.m. that night and all my stuff was in it, to my stunned amazement.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 10, 2017 11:42 AM (mf5HN)


Ugh. At least you got your stuff.

On our return flight from Rome years ago, we watched our bags being loaded together on the Delta flight to NYC.

Upon arriving in ATL, imagine my "surprise" that my bag didn't make it. Delta delivered it the next day, with the lock broken off and a CD missing. I had bought it from a musician on the street in San Gimignano.

Do I trust baggage handlers? NO.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:47 AM (PY9jH)

507 For steak, I'm partial to Del Frisco's over on Sixth Avenue, myself.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 10, 2017 11:47 AM (X6fMO)

508 The Walking Dead season is over, Game of Thrones has yet to start - what geeky show can I watch to hold me over?
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I really enjoyed the web show about gamers finally meeting in person. It was an older one (2-3 years ago?). Maybe someone here can remember the name.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 10, 2017 11:48 AM (MIKMs)

509 Click on the link in the Twitter post and it will take you to the full article.

For example the red circled area on Colossus' chest is a Quran reference saying that: "Jews and Christians are allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed he is of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people."

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2017 11:48 AM (gFqOo)

510 >>The Walking Dead season is over, Game of Thrones has yet to start - what geeky show can I watch to hold me over?


If you have Amazon Prime, try "Patriot"

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2017 11:48 AM (NOIQH)

511 There is a difference. A couple of examples - on St Croix there is a Cruzan Rum distillery, and a Diageo facility (I used two different words there) that produces Captain Morgan.

They are both "process" products. But take a tour of both plants, and one is clearly an industrial facility - Diageo looks like a cleaner version of an oil refinery (which does distillation, too). There is a refinery nearby, the similarity is striking. A bunch of shiny stainless steel tanks and piping.

When you tour, you cannot see any of the "process" - it is all mechanized and sealed.

At the Cruzan distillery, even though Jim Beam purchased them, it still looks like a family run business. You can see trucks will molasses pull up and dump into the tanks - you can physically touch and taste it. You can also go by the mash tanks and see and smell the fermentation.

A similar thing could be seen between Old Dominion when it was its own regional craft beer, and now that it is manufactured by AB in Delaware. The brewery in Ashburn had plenty of large process vessels, but it was clearly people running it.

You cannot tour the facility in Delaware.


Well, you can tour AB.

You're now getting into contract brewing, which is a different thing. Now I've been to OD many times, in fact I still have the growler. Anyway, in the case of OD, the real estate started going up, OD's sales weren't supporting their location, so they elected to leave the regional brewpub/local sales model. AB had capacity to brew on contract (and it's not a rare thing, especially in the craft world where a small outfit may not be able to afford the capital outlay to build a brewery), so they struck their deal.

And since we're talking distilleries, Maker's Mark is one that gets a rep from being all hometown and everything, even offers a marketing-based tour for the tourists - but behind the scenes, they are process oriented just like everyone else. In fact, they got a lot of mileage from the show they put on in the front of the house vs what they actually do to make their bourbons. They even have a mash tun in the first part of the tour, and they invite you to dip your hand in there and taste. All for show.

Point being, making a good product consistently and in volume requires skill that is too often derided.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 10, 2017 11:49 AM (tVWQB)

512 NeverGiveUp -
How was your trip up into Maine?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 10, 2017 11:49 AM (jxbfJ)

513 OH OH OH and in my airline tale of woe, this was at my connecting flight in Atlanta because when Jesus returns he still has to connect through Atlanta and after the shrieking I trudged like three concourses over to get Chick Fil A. Which had closed five minutes before I got there.

I hate flying.


AtC - At least you didn't lock your key in the car.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 11:34 AM (ZO497)


I thought of that when I got to my apartment and made sure I had keys in hand before I closed the car door. Also I nearly left the windows down and phone and purse in the car while I ran into the apartment but then I remembered that there was a sign up by the mail boxes on Friday saying make sure not to leave anything in your car because there's been a rash of vehicle break ins due to increased drug related criminal activity spilling down from a neighboring area.

This is alarming because I live in a quiet part of a quiet town and there are multiple police officers who live in the complex since the management group does the whole free rent for a cop so long as you can park your cruiser in the lot when not at work.

So I took my stuff with me.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 10, 2017 11:49 AM (mf5HN)

514 14 Fish heads, fish heads...
Rolly polly Fish heads.
Fish heads, fish heads..eat 'em up, yum.
(Something Mrs VIA used to sing)
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 10, 2017 09:37 AM (J+eG2)

Dr. Demento!

Posted by: Snowball at April 10, 2017 11:50 AM (AGJqR)

515 Don't get it. Know some airline folks and they travel space-available on their airline (or partners) - no possibility of bumping someone for a non-revenue passenger like them. Friend always is offering us free tix to nice places, so far have only taken him up once, to go to DC to tidy up some business, years ago.


He and his wife (both with the airline) go through considerable strategerizing to make sure they can travel when they want, when they're doing a free pass trip - so I'm pretty sure they cannot bump paying passengers, ever.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 10, 2017 11:51 AM (PjWy4)

516 Jeebus. Fox showing a "darling" pic of Billy Jeff gifting some socks to Poppy Bush.

Go away. Just go. away.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:52 AM (PY9jH)

517 Blah. Mondays.

Seems like it's been this way for forever.

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at April 10, 2017 11:52 AM (XHihg)

518 Fun fact: the Fish Heads song was written and sung by Will Robinson, of "Danger! Will Robinson!" fame.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 10, 2017 11:52 AM (MZcWR)

519 >>Do I trust baggage handlers? NO.

Heh, no. I have had my luggage lost for the entire weekend of a weekend trip home for HS reunion (yay, delivered hours before I departed!). Also, the first few days of my honeymoon, and when I went off to college. I *always* have the necessities and at least 1 change of clothes in a carry-on because of my crappy luck w/checked luggage...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2017 11:52 AM (NOIQH)

520 Jane, if you were flying out of Italy it was the Italian baggage handlers. I still vividly remember at the Rome airport years ago this lady using the Italian anti-theft device on her luggage - an automated machine that would wrap your luggage in plastic wrap.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2017 11:53 AM (gFqOo)

521 The media is going goo-goo over Literally Hitler Trump replacing his White Supremacist advisor Bannon with his Jewish Son-in-Law Kushner.

And there is no conflict whatsoever in their little minds.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2017 11:54 AM (oVJmc)

522 I really enjoyed the web show about gamers finally meeting in person. It was an older one (2-3 years ago?). Maybe someone here can remember the name.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 10, 2017 11:48 AM (MIKMs)

The Guild?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 10, 2017 11:54 AM (KUaJL)

523 If you are traveling up the Hudson Valley there is a great Italian restaurant in Catskill ( where a young Mike Tyson trained) that people from the city take a special trip to eat. La Conca d'oro.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 11:54 AM (kUpEx)

524 Jane, if you were flying out of Italy it was the
Italian baggage handlers. I still vividly remember at the Rome airport
years ago this lady using the Italian anti-theft device on her luggage -
an automated machine that would wrap your luggage in plastic wrap.


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2017 11:53 AM (gFqOo)


Yeah, when we were leaving S. Africa I saw all these suitcases wrapped in plastic and was all, "WTF?" I found out too late why. I don't know what douchebag decided to cut off my TSA approved lock, *along with the zipper* rendering that part of the bag useless.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:55 AM (PY9jH)

525 "Literally Hitler Trump replacing his White Supremacist advisor Bannon with his Jewish Son-in-Law Kushner."

I'll believe that Bannon's out only when he's actually out

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:55 AM (SIY7D)

526 So I took my stuff with me.

Posted by: alexthechick
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We live in a smallish city (75,000), and in a an old, but well-established, very respectable neighborhood.

There ain't no criminals resident anywhere nearby. But, we have had a rash of people's cars being rifled during the wee hours of the morning.

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

527 I'll be honest, I'm just marking time until the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 comes out.

For the first time, I actually want the SMOD to wait a bit...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 11:56 AM (zsHGH)

528 The Guild???

https://youtu.be/urNyg1ftMIU

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2017 11:56 AM (gFqOo)

529 I'll believe that Bannon's out only when he's actually out
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 11:55 AM (SIY7D)

Jah same here.

This is the media, they're a drama machine, not a fact-and-analysis machine.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 11:56 AM (zsHGH)

530 521 The media is going goo-goo over Literally Hitler Trump replacing his White Supremacist advisor Bannon with his Jewish Son-in-Law Kushner.

And there is no conflict whatsoever in their little minds.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2017 11:54 AM (oVJmc)

And crickets over the WikiLeaks dumps about Seth Rich.... or Hillary to Podesta about Benghazi...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 10, 2017 11:57 AM (NgKpN)

531 Also, anyone have any good dining suggestions for Maui? Going there for a writer's workshop in a couple weeks.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 11:58 AM (zsHGH)

532 So many people (and Drudge, but perhaps that's just predictable low-info trolling) pretending to believe that "war!!!" with Russia is somehow feasible or likely. Still waiting to hear how, where, and with what systems such a war would be fought, how either side would know when it's achieved its objectives, or what those objectives would be. May be a reason one never hears even a syllable of any of that - there's no there, there.


As for "war!" with Iran - um, well, if you've just arrived on the planet, that war started in 1979. One-sided almost the entire time. And the last administration just s-canned a non-military containment and degradation strategy that took years to construct, and which was fairly effective.


Hard for Tehran to "threaten" war when they've been at war with us since Carter was prez.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 10, 2017 11:58 AM (PjWy4)

533 That Indonesian artist needs to go back to not drawing Mohamed and being unemployed. Wonder what the price of that comic is right now?

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I don't get what the anti-Christian/Jewish code is.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology


There's a reference to a part of the Koran that gets interpreted several different ways, one of which came up in recent Malaysian politics (or is it Indonesian, I can't keep track), and all of which come off as so douchebaggy that the person at Marvel who does the current (Muslim) Ms. Marvel (and is also Muslim) took offense, and then the artist piled on another reference to a recent event in that nation's politics and...TL;DR artist inserted personal politics and managed to piss EVERYONE off.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 10, 2017 11:58 AM (9krrF)

534 531 Also, anyone have any good dining suggestions for Maui? Going there for a writer's workshop in a couple weeks.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 11:58 AM (zsHGH)

Bring your wallet and a back up wallet .

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 10, 2017 11:59 AM (kUpEx)

535 The Guild? Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 10, 2017 11:54 AM (KUaJL)
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That's the one. Charming and tolerant and done without irony. I really enjoyed it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 10, 2017 12:00 PM (MIKMs)

536 Also, anyone have any good dining suggestions for Maui? Going there for a writer's workshop in a couple weeks.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 11:58 AM (zsHGH)


Gerard's, Lahaina.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 10, 2017 12:01 PM (8nWyX)

537 Writers workshop on Maui?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2017 12:01 PM (gFqOo)

538 Also, anyone have any good dining suggestions for Maui? Going there for a writer's workshop in a couple weeks.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
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Arrange for a home equity loan before departure. You're gonna need it to pay bills when you get back.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 12:01 PM (ZO497)

539 We've had too much consolidation in too many industries, including airlines. Which is why they believe they no longer need to care about customer satisfaction

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 10, 2017 12:01 PM (SIY7D)

540 John Kerry 2014

"Our deal has resulted in Syria purging 100% of its chemical weapons"

Obama administration officials now:

"oh we always knew he had chemical weapons still"

http://tinyurl.com/mr77ksx

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 10, 2017 12:01 PM (39g3+)

541 John Kerry 2014

"Our deal has resulted in Syria purging 100% of its chemical weapons"

Obama administration officials now:

"oh we always knew he had chemical weapons still"

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You fvcked up. You trusted us.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 12:03 PM (Nwg0u)

542
Yeah, when we were leaving S. Africa I saw all
these suitcases wrapped in plastic and was all, "WTF?" I found out too
late why. I don't know what douchebag decided to cut off my TSA approved
lock, *along with the zipper* rendering that part of the bag useless.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 11:55 AM (PY9jH)

Same thing happend to me. Went of a cruise with 8 other gals. We get to Orlando and no bag. Finally the agent at lost and found found it. In a clear plastic bag with duct tape. They said I 'overpacked' which if real fkn funny since I was the only one there who hadn't. I had to get the hotel driver to take me to a mall to buy new luggage so I had something to put all my crap in.

Posted by: Infidel at April 10, 2017 12:03 PM (uKRys)

543 Also, anyone have any good dining suggestions for Maui? Going there for a writer's workshop in a couple weeks.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 11:58 AM (zsHGH)


http://www.gerardsmaui.com/cms/index.php

Posted by: hogmartin at April 10, 2017 12:04 PM (8nWyX)

544 @ 532 . . . Hard for Tehran to "threaten" war when they've been at war with us since Carter was prez.
Posted by: rhomboid
_________

How could we have been at war with Iran? They hate Jews. I hate Jews. Sounds like a peaceful middle ground to me.

Posted by: Jimmy Carter, Sanctimonious Twit at April 10, 2017 12:06 PM (j+dfT)

545 It's easy when reporters are both sycophantic and ignorant as shit.

Posted by: Ben "Paolo'd" Rhodes at April 10, 2017 12:07 PM (FqgrG)

546 Honestly, I haven't flown since '03 and wouldn't, not just because of cost or issues with my girth requiring extra space, but just because even before 9-11 the hassle of flying had been getting worse and worse, and '03 was a pain too, so honestly? If I can't drive it I ain't goin' these days.

Better to control my own fate and cargo.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 10, 2017 12:08 PM (9krrF)

547 Swing State Election Worker Charged With Illegally Changing Records To Allow Felons to Vote

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You can't blame the felons for wanting to see one of their own elected.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 12:08 PM (Nwg0u)

548 Cleaning fish? Somebody should clean THEM!

*rim shot*

Seriously, I find nothing romantic about living in a world devoid of soap or toilet paper.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at April 10, 2017 12:09 PM (1zARK)

549 Pigs are flying over a frozen hell! WaPo notices that Suzy Rice-a-roni is a liar.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 10, 2017 12:10 PM (Nwg0u)

550 Sick sick sick of all California leaving their corrupt state and coming to Austin to set up more of the same here in great state of Texas!

Posted by: AnnaS at April 10, 2017 12:10 PM (qScIa)

551 /checks thread for pulse
/rifles thread's pockets for loose cash

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 10, 2017 12:13 PM (9krrF)

552

It's dead Jim...

Posted by: Bones at April 10, 2017 12:14 PM (HSmrB)

553 Writers workshop on Maui?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2017 12:01 PM (gFqOo)

Jah, the Maui writer's retreat. Kahini.org I got invited out of the blue. We'll see what it's like.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 12:15 PM (zsHGH)

554 Those dead fish are really the story of this thread..... laying gutted and stinking on a table.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at April 10, 2017 12:16 PM (jjaLl)

555 @hogmartin

Thanks, I'll check them out.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 12:16 PM (zsHGH)

556 It's dead Jim...





Posted by: Bones at April 10, 2017 12:14 PM


Hoo, hoo...look who knows everything. It just so happens that your thread is only mostly dead.

Posted by: Miracle Max at April 10, 2017 12:16 PM (p+Wdc)

557 "518
Fun fact: the Fish Heads song was written and sung by Will Robinson, of "Danger! Will Robinson!" fame."

yeah, that's sad proof of the long term effects of being molested by Dr. Smith.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2017 12:16 PM (KeRkT)

558 Color question for the 'etts. Grandkik GF is wearing pale mint green for prom. Dark green for tux accessories?

Posted by: Infidel at April 10, 2017 12:16 PM (uKRys)

559 Clean the fish... IN MY PANTS!!!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 10, 2017 12:17 PM (vRcUp)

560 "Sick sick sick of all California leaving their corrupt state and coming
to Austin to set up more of the same here in great state of Texas!"

Better start those TEXIT wheels turning, then, pronto. Because another big bolus of Commiefornians is coming your way.

Moonbeam just signed into law fat new fuel taxes and auto reg fees. Ostensibly this is to repair roads. The real reason is that CA's pension fund is bust.

Even before this, there was a stunning poll in the San Jose Murky News which said that something like 40% of residents of Silicon Valley expect to move out within five years, and what's more, can't wait to do so. That's the most prosperous part of the state!

I don't know where I personally will end up after bailing out of CA. I do promise that I am absolutely not bringing lunatic coastal liberalism along with me to the voting booth. I've never practiced that crap and I never will.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 10, 2017 12:17 PM (noWW6)

561 grandkid.

Posted by: Infidel at April 10, 2017 12:17 PM (uKRys)

562 Yoo hoo! NOOD

Posted by: bluebell at April 10, 2017 12:17 PM (sBOL1)

563 Seriously, I find nothing romantic about living in a world devoid of soap or toilet paper.
Posted by: Agent Cooper
-------------

Venezuela?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2017 12:17 PM (ZO497)

564 @Jack Sock, @Mike Hammer

It's that expensive?
Oy. Well, maybe I can find a Safeway or something.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 12:18 PM (zsHGH)

565
Color question for the 'etts. Grandkik GF is wearing pale mint green for prom. Dark green for tux accessories?


Posted by: Infidel at April 10, 2017 12:16 PM (uKRys)


He should go with a green leisure suit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 12:18 PM (PY9jH)

566 Sick sick sick of all California leaving their corrupt state and coming to Austin to set up more of the same here in great state of Texas!

Posted by: AnnaS at April 10, 2017 12:10 PM (qScIa)
............

It's our greatest export, besides insane politicians.

Posted by: California at April 10, 2017 12:18 PM (HgMAr)

567 Nood

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2017 12:18 PM (NOIQH)

568
He should go with a green leisure suit.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2017 12:18 PM (PY9jH)

lol.

Posted by: Infidel at April 10, 2017 12:19 PM (uKRys)

569 Looks like Gerard's is just a couple blocks from where I'm staying. Thanks, Hog

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 12:20 PM (zsHGH)

570 Fun fact: the Fish Heads song was written and sung by Will Robinson, of "Danger! Will Robinson!" fame.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 10, 2017 11:52 AM (MZcWR)


#FakeNews. You lie! The fish head song was created by Bill Pullman.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 10, 2017 12:24 PM (vRcUp)

571 the import of companies from Kalifornia to Texas has the unintended consequence of bringing way too many socialist voters (who the company thinks are good employees). time to stop. Lets grow our own successful companies. and for all our sanities sake, let hollywierd stay

Posted by: arbitrary turn back at April 10, 2017 12:24 PM (8RQER)

572 Looks like Gerard's is just a couple blocks from where I'm staying. Thanks, Hog
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 10, 2017 12:20 PM (zsHGH)


No problem. It's not exactly cheap, but how often do you go to Maui, right?

Definitely go for the nut and cheese plate for dessert if it's on the menu.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 10, 2017 12:26 PM (8nWyX)

573 Barry Manilow is gay?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 10, 2017 12:35 PM (vRcUp)

574 Nice pic. Honest work. Good eats.

Posted by: Corona at April 10, 2017 12:45 PM (3/A/K)

575 I went to Peter Luger's a long time ago. The waiter had an attitude, I remember. I also remember it was the finest piece of cow flesh I've ever eaten, one of the best meals I've ever had. So the waiter didn't matter much.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 10, 2017 12:51 PM (s7vJs)

576 Didn't really care for the painting.

Bought the book.

So far, it's a disappointment.

Should have known to trust my feelings.

Posted by: Maxwell the Lame at April 10, 2017 01:29 PM (PxHut)

577 My Cob
My Cob
Why Have you forsaken me?

Why are you so far from content-ing me?
So far from my comments of anguish?
My Cob, i cry out by day, but you do not post
by night,but i find not ONT

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 10, 2017 01:44 PM (oGRue)

578 "So three cops walk into a commercial airliner and......"

Posted by: Zombie Don Rickles at April 10, 2017 02:13 PM (m7LQK)

579 That is a really nice painting today! Good stuff! And, yeah, I can see that maybe there is a sniper over in one of those buildings in the distance, but at least there are no damn cats cluttering up the picture. You just know, deep in your heart, that there would have been a whole pride of cats climbing over everyone's boots to get the next morsel that got accidentally dropped off of the chopping block! No more cat videos, ever! Dogs, now dogs would have been on the periphery, waiting until someone threw them some fish. Dogs have manners, and grace, but cats ... nah.

Posted by: goon at April 10, 2017 02:50 PM (EaQ6/)

580 I thought all of the guys in ZZ Top had beards?

Posted by: goon at April 10, 2017 02:54 PM (EaQ6/)

581 Baseball players on vacation.

Posted by: Muns at April 10, 2017 05:10 PM (fO+6C)

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