Mid-Morning Open Thread

Rockwell home ties.jpg

Breaking Home Ties
Norman Rockwell

Posted by: CBD at 09:33 AM




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1 Now THERE is real American Art.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 01, 2017 09:25 AM (KlI/a)

2 Fabulous pick!!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 09:25 AM (NOIQH)

3 1 Now THERE is real American Art.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 01, 2017 09:25 AM (KlI/a)

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Where are the trees?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 09:25 AM (vur0q)

4 Can I have your sandwich?

Posted by: The Dog at May 01, 2017 09:26 AM (r5KeJ)

5 Breaking Home Ties

The kid's tie is broken alright.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 09:26 AM (0mRoj)

6 Beautiful!

Thanks, CBD!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at May 01, 2017 09:26 AM (oQQwD)

7 What a poignant picture. Great choice, CBD!

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at May 01, 2017 09:29 AM (hYNPr)

8 CBD, what a great picture. Thank you.

The doggy's head resting on the boy's knee makes me want to cry, though.

No one does Americana like Norman Rockwell. Love him.

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:29 AM (sBOL1)

9 We'll airbrush out the cigarette and darken up the kids' skin, maybe make his socks pink.

Now that's the American Experience!

Posted by: Social Justice Artists Local 155 at May 01, 2017 09:30 AM (RKQ/v)

10 Thank you, CBD!

Poignant.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 01, 2017 09:30 AM (u82oZ)

11 Perhaps this is the week's theme? Rockwell's "Willie Gillis" series?

Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:30 AM (nwqNw)

12 Perhaps this is the week's theme? Rockwell's "Willie Gillis" series?
Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:30 AM (nwqNw)
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I'll take it! Beats Debauchery Week by a country mile!

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:31 AM (sBOL1)

13 The smoking man looks a little bit like Dennis Kucinich.

That's all I got. Sorry.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 09:31 AM (u0s1P)

14 ...and don't forget son, women lie and always wear a condom.

Posted by: Bruce at May 01, 2017 09:31 AM (8ikIW)

15 Rockwell is finding some new-found respect among some of the younger art historians.

Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:32 AM (nwqNw)

16 Upon closer inspection, I see the pennant for STATE U.

Go Sports Team!

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 09:32 AM (u0s1P)

17 Thanks Pops!

Posted by: DanMan at May 01, 2017 09:33 AM (XTiHL)

18 Really, Kris? That's good to hear. About darn time, too.

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:33 AM (sBOL1)

19 ...and don't forget son, women lie and always wear a condom.

In fact, I'm wearing one now.

Posted by: t-bird at May 01, 2017 09:33 AM (2z74n)

20 >>..and don't forget son, women lie and always wear a condom.

Actually, I've met very few condom wearing women.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 09:33 AM (/tuJf)

21 Pop has a cool-looking hat. Oh, no, wait -- that fedora is probably the kid's, while Pop's hat is underneath.

Great collie.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 01, 2017 09:33 AM (JVDV/)

22 Gorgeous pic.

I am interested, though: what do people think will be accomplished by the President calling out the GOP? Under a Constitutional government (yeah, stop laughing), Congress and the President have to work together. Now when Congress is basically a Uniparty creation that uses fraud and incumbency to protect itself, of course it is less legitimate. But until most of the GOP base groks that supporting Trump and supporting Congress are increasingly exclusive, the standard process will remain the only one Americans plan to use.

That said, I'm already at where JJ is going. If anything, I'm asking "why aren't you doing it yet?!"

Posted by: trev006 at May 01, 2017 09:35 AM (fBI6U)

23 JackStraw, I'm glad to see you. I was looking for you yesterday in the Food Thread. I've been a little afraid that someone would find you passed out near a dumpster with an empty case of Valu-Rite next to you.

Those Nats tho.

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:35 AM (sBOL1)

24 Dad's arthritic hands look painful. I believe he's smoking a Viceroy or Pall Mall.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 09:35 AM (ymRuQ)

25 I used to discuss his "Freedom of Speech" in class during the section on America's interwar period. It was never in any textbook but I talked about it anyway.

Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:35 AM (nwqNw)

26 Missed the food thread - too busy cooking, but need to share this recipe - 'twas a hit with the Colonel and the entire clan, so much so that they rather neglected, I thought, the other shashlik on offer. Developed over a few weeks, with much experimentation, it's not traditional by any means, but it's quite good:

For each one pound of pork shoulder, cut into two-inch or so cubes, combine:

1 cup white vinegar
1 cup cheapo gin
1 whole onion, minced
1 tablespoon Angostura Bitters

Marinate overnight, then make up the skewers, alternating chunks of pork with chunks of yellow onion. Grill over charcoal, as per usual.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 01, 2017 09:36 AM (TwwWO)

27 Now we get The Trouble with Kansas and Hillbilly Elegy. Rockwell's painting captures so much of that time as the younger generation was abandoning family farms for college and then jobs in the city. At that time, you could afford to send your kids to State U, where they would get a useful education and graduate without $40k in student loans. Tremendous demographic shifts that still reverberate.

Posted by: IanDeal at May 01, 2017 09:36 AM (teGBX)

28 12 Perhaps this is the week's theme? Rockwell's "Willie Gillis" series?
Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:30 AM (nwqNw)
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I'll take it! Beats Debauchery Week by a country mile!

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:31 AM (sBOL1)

Nothing beats Debauchery Week. Except Debauchery Month. And Debauchery Year.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 09:36 AM (0mRoj)

29 Don't. He'll come back a lesbian communist!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:37 AM (PNcou)

30 1954, probably still good for some kids to go to college and "better themselves", but it wasn't long before the indoctrinations began.

"how you gonna keep them down on the farm, after they've seen Pari(s)?"
Or after they've been to a far left college.

youtube.com/watch?v=yowUNUhebcw

Posted by: illiniwek at May 01, 2017 09:37 AM (TmCOq)

31 >>JackStraw, I'm glad to see you. I was looking for you yesterday in the Food Thread. I've been a little afraid that someone would find you passed out near a dumpster with an empty case of Valu-Rite next to you.

I'm just going to pretend that yesterday didn't happen. This was not the start to the season I was hoping for.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 09:37 AM (/tuJf)

32 18 Really, Kris? That's good to hear. About darn time, too.

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:33 AM (sBOL1)

Yes, but it's few and far between. The professor I TA'ed under during my last graduate semester loved Rockwell, though.

Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:37 AM (nwqNw)

33 The father is smoking a roll-your-own - the fob-thingy for the tobacco pouch is sticking outta his shirt pocket, for goodness' sake.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (TwwWO)

34 Great collie.

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great collie ghilly suit

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (PNcou)

35 I always enjoy Rockwell's art. It may be USED as illustration but it IS art.) This one is especially poignant and lacks the humor of many of his paintings. The detail is wonderful and effective, especially the father and the dog, and the colors set the young man apart from the rest of the scene. The painting makes me start to imagine a narrative leading up to this scene.

I've seen this painting many times. The dog's expression and pose always makes me sad and I get a little pissed off at the kid who seems oblivious to what his leaving means to those left behind. I understand his eagerness but the lack of appreciation of how he got to this point is disturbing.

Posted by: JTB at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (V+03K)

36 Haven't we done this one before?

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (J70i0)

37 1) Lord loves a working man,
2) Don't trust whitey,
3) See a doctor and get rid of it.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (Bdeb0)

38 Actually, I've met very few condom wearing women.

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Yo!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 01, 2017 09:39 AM (PNcou)

39 I just got off the phone with the Hottest Chick on Earth.

No details to follow.

I am a Gentleman.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 01, 2017 09:39 AM (6gk0M)

40 37 1) Lord loves a working man,
2) Don't trust whitey,
3) See a doctor and get rid of it.
Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (Bdeb0)
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4) When raiding, pillage and loot first , THEN burn.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 01, 2017 09:40 AM (TwwWO)

41 During the Dustbowl putting your eldest son up for auction was considered a rite of passage.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 01, 2017 09:40 AM (JZdsf)

42 A devotional from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church:

Christians, what do we boast about?

http://tinyurl.com/mmxygr7

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 09:40 AM (fDdVG)

43 1) Lord loves a working man,
2) Don't trust whitey,
3) See a doctor and get rid of it.
Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (Bdeb0)

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I was just thinking of the shit-shinola bit, but yours is better. Bastard.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:41 AM (PNcou)

44 Nothing beats Debauchery Week. Except Debauchery Month. And Debauchery Year.

Rapey Tuesday is tomorrow, so plan ahead!

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 09:41 AM (u0s1P)

45 I've seen this painting many times. The dog's expression and pose always makes me sad and I get a little pissed off at the kid who seems oblivious to what his leaving means to those left behind. I understand his eagerness but the lack of appreciation of how he got to this point is disturbing.
Posted by: JTB at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (V+03K)
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Oh, I'm sure he realizes it. He certainly will once he gets to his university and thinks about what he left behind.

But this is a farm kid who most likely worked really hard his whole life. He will appreciate his education, while missing his family.

In bluebell world, anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:41 AM (sBOL1)

46 I've seen this painting many times. The dog's expression and pose always makes me sad and I get a little pissed off at the kid who seems oblivious to what his leaving means to those left behind. I understand his eagerness but the lack of appreciation of how he got to this point is disturbing.
Posted by: JTB at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (V+03K)

I don't find it disturbing. You're getting upset at a young man who's excited about the next step in his life. He doesn't realize how he got there because he is young. The father knows and knows that one day his son will go through the same thing. Then the son will know how his father felt.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (J70i0)

47 I have always loved that painting. Rockwell put so much in without clutter. The fact that the farm is so far from town the father has to flag down the train (that's the red flag and lantern). That the son is looking eagerly for the train that will take him to new things, and the father is looking down the track to where his son will go. And of course the doggeh.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (/QLLK)

48 I just got off the phone with the Hottest Chick on Earth.

*blushes*

Oh stop it silly

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (XkVXQ)

49 why does the dad have a teabag in his pocket?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (PNcou)

50 I've also used "Freedom from Want" to demonstrate how an artist who has mastered his craft can use light, color, form, composition, etc. Rockwell is a true American Master.

Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (nwqNw)

51 Future commie professor indoctrinated on the back of his fathers hard work.F

Posted by: dananjcon at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (WLK0w)

52 49. See #33.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 01, 2017 09:43 AM (TwwWO)

53 I'm just going to pretend that yesterday didn't happen. This was not the start to the season I was hoping for.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 09:37 AM (/tuJf)
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Yeah, I hear you. The Red Sox started off okay but are pretty uneven. The Nats are doing great, though. Sorry about the stomping, but hey - there's always next year*.

(*Now that the Cubs don't need that anymore.)

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:43 AM (sBOL1)

54 "Son, I don't know what gender studies are, but if you don't learn to fix a tractor, we're selling the farm."

Posted by: Fritz at May 01, 2017 09:44 AM (2Mnv1)

55 " I just got off the phone with the Hottest Chick on earth."

Yep I get those calls too--- "this is Jennifer from account services. There is no problem with your credit card......"


Posted by: Jinx the Cat at May 01, 2017 09:45 AM (7GBH9)

56 Thanks CBD. I've always loved Norman Rockwell's work. Great American art. Thanks!

Posted by: Strobe at May 01, 2017 09:45 AM (gbWkA)

57 looks like Junior has his train ticket in his vest pocket.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 09:45 AM (ymRuQ)

58 42
A devotional from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church:



Christians, what do we boast about?



http://tinyurl.com/mmxygr7

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 09:40 AM (fDdVG)

Thanks FenelonSpoike for sharing this.
Interestingly, pastor at a Parish we have attended the last couple weeks has had this as his theme. He has only been ordained for 3-4 years (young guy) but is wise way beyond his years. So fortunate to have him in our community.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 09:45 AM (jxbfJ)

59 how can they afford college after the dad spent $425 on those jeans?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:45 AM (PNcou)

60 Can't help wondering what year the kid will graduate and be at Benning the two days later.

O/T
WRT Indian rights, civil rights, the last Indian fight, and the Second Amendment, see the Battle of Sugar Point.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sugar_Point

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at May 01, 2017 09:45 AM (W9gUg)

61 48 I just got off the phone with the Hottest Chick on Earth.

*blushes*

Oh stop it silly
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (XkVXQ)

He's talking about me, bitch.

Posted by: Chelsea of House Clinton at May 01, 2017 09:46 AM (7HtZB)

62 Meeting halfway-A devotional from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews:

http://tinyurl.com/mp3srnv

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 09:46 AM (fDdVG)

63 Wait - Trump is advertising how successful he's been as president on CNN. Why aren't CNN reporters complaining about this as shameless self-promotion and also as "Fake News, because "he's a failure as a president"?

Posted by: Eric Hoffer's Thumb at May 01, 2017 09:46 AM (e6aCv)

64 Rockwell is a true American Master.
Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (nwqNw)
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Hear, hear. He's a big favorite in our family. We've been to the Rockwell museum in Stockbridge, as well as some places in Vermont where he lived and a little museum there run by some of his former models (who are all old now). They have nothing but good things to say about him.

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:46 AM (sBOL1)

65 I love this. Many people back in the day graduated 8th grade and that was that. They learned to read and write, some geography and science. They learned some history and took the Constitution test, and that was enough. Off to work they went. Back to the farm, or the factory.


My bet is, this kid is the first in his family to break that chain. He's going to college. Dad sits slumped and still can't figure out just why. What's wrong with farming? The dog doesn't know what's happening, but he knows it's not good.


The young man is sitting tall, full of optimism and bright hopes for the future. I hope it all worked out for him. He's leaving a life he can never come back to.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 09:47 AM (lwiT4)

66 59

Not to mention those swanky dude cowboy boots.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 09:47 AM (ymRuQ)

67 I just got off the phone with the Hottest Chick on Earth.

There's medication that can help with hot flashes. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 09:47 AM (fDdVG)

68 There are no ties in the NHL

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 01, 2017 09:48 AM (FZYNt)

69 That kid is gonna spend the next year drinkin and scroon.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 01, 2017 09:48 AM (baYK5)

70 61 48 I just got off the phone with the Hottest Chick on Earth.

*blushes*

Oh stop it silly
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (XkVXQ)

He's talking about me, bitch.
Posted by: Chelsea of House Clinton at May 01, 2017 09:46 AM (7HtZB)

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menopause must be hitting kinda early

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:48 AM (PNcou)

71 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 09:45 AM (jxbfJ)

What a blessing for you and the church. Don't forget to pray for your pastor. They need it.:^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 09:48 AM (fDdVG)

72 *I just got off the phone with the Hottest Chick on Earth.

*blushes*

Oh stop it silly
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 01, 2017 09:42 AM (XkVXQ)*

Good one.

Posted by: tbodie at May 01, 2017 09:48 AM (GjTLE)

73 What I see is a beautiful depiction of part of the American dream. A hard-working, blue-collar father has worked all his life so his son can fulfill his dreams. The father is obviously proud of the boy and the son loves and appreciates what his father has done. There's a closeness there that needs no words. The dog provides the visual emotion that reflects the father's inner feelings.

Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:49 AM (nwqNw)

74 Now sonny, you sure you got your facemask and hoodie for when you protest against our capitalist oppressors?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:50 AM (PNcou)

75 I've seen this painting many times. The dog's expression and pose always makes me sad and I get a little pissed off at the kid who seems oblivious to what his leaving means to those left behind. I understand his eagerness but the lack of appreciation of how he got to this point is disturbing.

Posted by: JTB at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (V+03K)

If Rockwell was alive today he would be painting the Ashley Furniture Store delivery guys dropping off a sectional in the basement for some "genders study" student living with Mommy and her wife.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 01, 2017 09:50 AM (voOPb)

76 I love this. Many people back in the day graduated 8th grade and that
was that. They learned to read and write, some geography and science.
They learned some history and took the Constitution test, and that was
enough.>>>

From the middle school tests I've seen from yesteryear. That 8th grade education was equal too or beyond most people now with a 4 year degree.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 01, 2017 09:50 AM (WYwks)

77 Funny how you can immediately identify a Rockwell painting..... is it his style? Colors? I dunno.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 01, 2017 09:51 AM (jjaLl)

78 Based upon the the production year of the car, I'm think this young man's college education will soon be interrupted by the events of December 7th, 1941.

Posted by: Strobe at May 01, 2017 09:51 AM (gbWkA)

79 I saw a Norman Rockwell exhibition a few years ago of 50 or 60 of his best. They were borrowed from the personal collections of George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at May 01, 2017 09:51 AM (7GBH9)

80 The boy is looking at his fathers hair saying to himself, someday I'll be going bald too.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 09:51 AM (ymRuQ)

81 Jinx, I didn't find out about that exhibition until it was gone.

I'm still bitter.

Posted by: bluebell at May 01, 2017 09:52 AM (sBOL1)

82 now skype your momma the second you arrive. And we want lots of selfies on Facebook!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:52 AM (PNcou)

83 Momma always loved Norman best.

Posted by: George Lincoln Rockwell at May 01, 2017 09:53 AM (7GBH9)

84
I know we haven't hit 100 yet, but this is too good to wait for. Insty linked the Moment that Hillary was forced to give up her dream.

http://nypost.com/2017/04/30/the-moment-hillary-clinton-was-forced-to-give-up-her-dream/

The lamentations of the womyn are delicious.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 01, 2017 09:54 AM (XWkhW)

85 78 Based upon the the production year of the car, I'm think this young man's college education will soon be interrupted by the events of December 7th, 1941.
Posted by: Strobe at May 01, 2017 09:51 AM (gbWkA)

Yeah, more likely to have taken a round of 7.92mm at Kasserine than graduated.

Posted by: Jackal at May 01, 2017 09:54 AM (FFlQq)

86 71
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 09:45 AM (jxbfJ)



What a blessing for you and the church. Don't forget to pray for your pastor. They need it.:^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 09:48 AM (fDdVG)

I wish we could clone him. I watch how inviting he is to people - the "regulars" who attend Mass each week, and then welcomes people who are passing through or visiting. Lastly he welcomes back anyone who may have stepped away from their faith and lets them know we welcome them back joyfully. Wouldn't it be great if we did that with people in our lives?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 09:54 AM (jxbfJ)

87 From last thread: TJM, in regards to self publishing, what is Amazon KDP?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 01, 2017 09:54 AM (72PAC)

88 Man in Blue: "Welp, them goats ain't gonna love themselves..."


Kid: "Hope everyone likes my KFC tie!"


Dog: "Hey old man, can I bum a smoke?"

Posted by: The Ratman at May 01, 2017 09:55 AM (jjaLl)

89 What a blessing for you and the church. Don't forget to pray for your pastor. They need it.:^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 09:48 AM (fDdVG)
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Yes, they sure do. And might I add, please take the time to thank your pastor. Maybe as you are leaving the service, or if he is standing out in the foyer. An "I appreciated your message today" or "What a nice service - thank you", goes along way.


In the four years that Rev has been at this particular church, no one has ever said 'thank you' or "That's just what I needed to hear"... or anything like that. Even after a beautiful Christmas or Easter service. I'm not complaining. I just find it odd.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

90 >>..We've been to the Rockwell museum in Stockbridge, as well as some places in Vermont where he lived and a little museum there run by some of his former models (who are all old now). They have nothing but good things to say about him.

I've been to the Vermont one many moons ago when my parents lived in the area. It's ironic and sad that Rockwell captured the spirit of the region of western MA and Vermont that was true small town, America first and has now been replaced with hardcore lefty values.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 09:55 AM (/tuJf)

91 My absolute favorite Rockwell.

I don't usually comment on the art, but appreciate it every day. So, thanks.

The old man's hands. His posture. His gaze.

"This is why I walked behind that plow all these years. This is why I went to France with Black Jack. Where's the damnn bus... I got corn to get in"

2nd place - The horse-shoeing contest, except for his usual goofy caricature guys looking into the 'camera'. Why did he do that? why?

Posted by: retropox at May 01, 2017 09:55 AM (qKl/P)

92 16 Upon closer inspection, I see the pennant for STATE U.

Go Sports Team!
Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 09:32 AM (u0s1P)


Their sweatshirts say COLLEGE.

Posted by: rickl at May 01, 2017 09:58 AM (xjiRE)

93 >>now skype your momma the second you arrive. And we want lots of selfies on Facebook!


Heh. Our minister was just talking about this - his daughter went off to college last fall and with texting there's a sort of strange relationship, because she may send updates via text and he and his wife were sort of torn how much to engage (fine line between chatting and overbearing).

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 09:58 AM (NOIQH)

94 i look across the picture and the three colors that stand out are the red of the flag, the white and blue of the clothes.

intentional?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:58 AM (PNcou)

95 He's talking about me, bitch.

Posted by: Chelsea of House Clinton


Ahem

Posted by: Jeb of House 70's Bush at May 01, 2017 09:58 AM (87y4e)

96 crotch sniffing dog

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 01, 2017 09:59 AM (FZYNt)

97 Dad grew up working in Grandpa's gas station, but he didn't travel far to go to college. Dad said Grandpa said he was the best employee he ever had when he quit to go to college

Of course, dad rather proudly said that they wore white uniforms, and that was a mark of pride.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 01, 2017 09:59 AM (1Qp22)

98 Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

Very good point. Pastors don't hear that too often. It meant a lot to me when i did at the church I preached and led worship at for two services yesterday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 09:59 AM (fDdVG)

99 Dog: okay , are either of you going to do anything about Jimmy? I told you over an hour ago that he fell down the well.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 01, 2017 09:59 AM (1b+5Z)

100 The restaurant has had record sales every week. Word is getting around
town and now there is pretty steady wait for tables on the weekends.



Having fun with it.
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What I've learned from Gordon Ramsey:
1) Restaurants can make a lot of money.
2) They can also lose a lot of money.
3) Most people have no business owning restaurants. Because they have no business sense. Having worked in a restaurant or having a family that raves about your once-a-year special dish is no qualification to run a restaurant.
4) Customers really can tell the difference between high-quality and mid to low quality ingredients (and prep).
The bad owners don't think so; and believe they can slide with quick prep by "Chef Mic(rowave)."
Which is stupid as hell---I've been eating food literally all my life. I may not be able to tell you exactly why it's not good but I know; everyone does.
5) The good restaurants are brutally ruthless about quality control, food safety and cleanliness.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 01, 2017 10:00 AM (ZQpd0)

101

Lassie has aged better than Timmy or Paul Martin.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 10:00 AM (8XRCm)

102 Have you ever woken up late, checked the clock and (a) it is set correctly and (b) the alarm is turned on?

Because I did this morning. Mind you, I called in and did not rush (I will not get any less late) but still that was weird.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 01, 2017 10:00 AM (hLRSq)

103 First of May and it feels like February outside.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 01, 2017 10:00 AM (zRZaJ)

104 94 i look across the picture and the three colors that stand out are the red of the flag, the white and blue of the clothes.

intentional?
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 09:58 AM (PNcou)

Artists choose colors with a purpose in mind. A good rule of thumb: If it looks intentional, it probably is.

Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 10:01 AM (nwqNw)

105 Dog: okay , are either of you going to do anything about Jimmy? I told you over an hour ago that he fell down the well.



Father: "Yeah, Jimmy's an asshole, let him rot. Now, if Timmy was in trouble, well, that'd be a whole different thing..."

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 01, 2017 10:01 AM (jjaLl)

106 103 First of May and it feels like February....
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 01, 2017 10:00 AM (zRZaJ)
***
That's not how that song goes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 01, 2017 10:01 AM (TwwWO)

107 103 First of May and it feels like February outside.
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 01, 2017 10:00 AM (zRZaJ)

GLOBAL WARMINGS WE'RE ALL GONNAS DIES!!111!!1!!1#$%@$!!!

Posted by: Al Gore at May 01, 2017 10:02 AM (72PAC)

108 Just emailed my congressperson and told him he'll not get my vote if this budget deal passes. Why should I? How would it be any different if the Democrats were in charge.

Posted by: very irredeemably undude at May 01, 2017 10:02 AM (2X7pN)

109 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 09:54 AM (jxbfJ)

That's wonderful. Well, we all have the ability to bless people with our words and actions everyday. I think it was Mark Twain who said, "I could live on a good compliment for a month." (He was, I believe,thinking of sincere praise, not empty flattery) And if your priest is single-Some traditions have priests who marry, they are even more in need of affirmation than someone who has a spouse to support them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 10:02 AM (fDdVG)

110 A superb Rockwell painting. We see a lot of his work with a town or city setting, but here is a scene in a place so far off the beaten track (so to speak) that father and and son have to flag down the early morning local (train) for a stop. That's why there's a lantern and a red flag at the ready. Dad's got a full day of work ahead of him.

Posted by: mrp at May 01, 2017 10:02 AM (Pqytn)

111 I'm impressed with how he signed his name. What's that called? Open-face letters.?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

112 I have one of those coffee table size books of Rockwell's paintings and go through it, slowly, at least once a year. His work never gets old and I usually notice some detail or meaning I missed before.

My grandparents took the Saturday Evening Post so I got to know about Rockwell's covers as a kid in the 1950s. A lot of the context was lost on a youngster so I asked a lot of questions. Wish I could remember the responses. They were likely 'inventive' if only to get me to give the folks a break. :-)

Posted by: JTB at May 01, 2017 10:05 AM (V+03K)

113 Typos.

they are even more in need of affirmation than someone who "doesn't have" a spouse to support them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 10:06 AM (fDdVG)

114 Global warming my ass.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 01, 2017 10:07 AM (zRZaJ)

115 That was back when college MEANT something. The dad is sad to be losing some help, and I'm sure he wonders what will happen to the farm, but they'd come to blows if the kid says he wants the same life of scraping by and worrying about putting shoes on the kids.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 01, 2017 10:07 AM (fD1ST)

116 That tie and socks? I thought you were hazed AFTER you got to college.

Posted by: Roy at May 01, 2017 10:08 AM (7n4KQ)

117 >>What I've learned from Gordon Ramsey: Posted by: RoyalOil at May 01, 2017 10:00 AM (ZQpd0)

What I've never seen Gordon Ramsey discuss--though it's a truism in that industry--is that if at any one time you hire two or more teenagers, and leave them unsupervised, sooner or later they'll smoke a joint in the walk-in cooler. If they're closing the restaurant, they'll probably then have sex.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 10:08 AM (Bdeb0)

118 Norman Rockwell Boy Sount paintings are the best

http://www.normanrockwellvt.com/boyscouts.htm

Posted by: Ralph at May 01, 2017 10:08 AM (S0Cig)

119 Son, I'm only gonna say this once. You take up with them pinko hippies and I'll run you over with the combine.

Posted by: Grizzled farmer at May 01, 2017 10:09 AM (0mRoj)

120 RE: the painting.
Does he have some sort of lunch wrapped up there, that he's holding in his hands?

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 01, 2017 10:09 AM (ZQpd0)

121 Always love me some Rockwell.
This theme? I hope so - "America, fuck yeah!"

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 01, 2017 10:09 AM (xgKhT)

122 From the middle school tests I've seen from yesteryear. That 8th grade education was equal too or beyond most people now with a 4 year degree.


Posted by: Buzzsaw

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The WSJ several years ago published a test of general knowledge. I worked the test, and scored roughly a B. After the answer review, they pointed out that it was an 8th grade test from 1899. So, someone with a graduate degree 100 years later is pretty good at an eighth grade test.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2017 10:10 AM (7ZVPa)

123 I'll add my $0.02 to what everyone has already said about the hard work and promise for the future that this painting captures. There aren't too many places on earth where you can come from not much and see your children off to a life that you can reasonably expect will see them better off than you were. I like to think we're still that country, but I have my doubts these days...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 10:10 AM (p+Wdc)

124 Where's Mom?

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 10:11 AM (ymRuQ)

125 Feeling the Monday Blues this AM. I just searched Google Images for "Side of Beef." Feeling better already, it is the small things in life that bring me joy.

Posted by: Picric at May 01, 2017 10:11 AM (PqACY)

126 123 I'll add my $0.02 to what everyone has already said about the hard work and promise for the future that this painting captures. There aren't too many places on earth where you can come from not much and see your children off to a life that you can reasonably expect will see them better off than you were. I like to think we're still that country, but I have my doubts these days...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 10:10 AM (p+Wdc)

It's all about who you know and who you blow.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 10:11 AM (0mRoj)

127 Does he have some sort of lunch wrapped up there, that he's holding in his hands?


Posted by: RoyalOil at May 01, 2017 10:09 AM (ZQpd0)
======================

Embiggened, it does look like maybe a lunch wrapped in a cloth, tied with a bow by his mother.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:11 AM (lwiT4)

128 Global warming my ass.

-----

Thats not how it works.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 10:11 AM (8XRCm)

129 >>>Where's Mom?



Home, turning Juniors bedroom into a Sex Dungeon....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 01, 2017 10:12 AM (jjaLl)

130 Prayer request

Someone I know is involved with a funeral this morning-a pastor. The church he serves went through a split before he arrived, the former pastor was removed and the person who died was very angry and left along with some other people because they supported the former pastor. He prayed with her before she died I don't think he's conducting the funeral. It is at a church she had been attending after she left, but the former pastor may be there. He was removed from the ministry. Anyway, they all need healing and it is a difficult situation when you have to meet up with someone you feel really hurt and messed up the church you serve before you arrived. So prayers for "P" and all the church members. May Christ's healing and comforting. loving presence be felt!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2017 10:12 AM (fDdVG)

131 124 Where's Mom?
Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 10:11 AM (ymRuQ)

Where indeed?

Posted by: Paolo at May 01, 2017 10:12 AM (0mRoj)

132 Where's Mom?


Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 10:11 AM (ymRuQ)
=====================

Back home. Staring at the empty bedroom. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:12 AM (lwiT4)

133
What I've never seen Gordon Ramsey discuss--though it's a truism in that industry--is that if at any one time you hire two or more teenagers, and leave them unsupervised, sooner or later they'll smoke a joint in the walk-in cooler. If they're closing the restaurant, they'll probably then have sex.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 10:08 AM (Bdeb0)

I never had more opportunities for sex than when I was washing dishes in an upscale restaurant in college. Meat. Market.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (fD1ST)

134 130-The "he" prayed with her before she died is the current pastor-not the one who was removed..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (fDdVG)

135 Note the books have scraps of paper bookmarks.

Those are likely his textbooks.

This is before the college bookstore monopoly; spending gawd-awful sums for roughly 40-50 useful pages in the whole text.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (ZQpd0)

136 Pops has a smoke in his mouth and another in his hand, so it looks like they are in for a wait.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (7ZVPa)

137 Typos.



they are even more in need of affirmation than someone who "doesn't have" a spouse to support them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoike at May 01, 2017 10:06 AM


Out of curiosity, FS, what tense of the verb is "Spoike"? :-P

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (p+Wdc)

138 Felon, sounds like a cluster Fck. Sorry

Posted by: Ralph at May 01, 2017 10:14 AM (S0Cig)

139 Out of curiosity, FS, what tense of the verb is "Spoike"? :-P
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (p+Wdc)

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pastcurrent

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 10:14 AM (8XRCm)

140 Love the oil lamp. I have a couple of those.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 10:14 AM (ul9CR)

141 Where's Mom?


Posted by: Under Fire

--
Mom made the lunch that junior is holding, and is back at the house, crying.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2017 10:15 AM (7ZVPa)

142 39 I just got off the phone with the Hottest Chick on Earth.


Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 01, 2017 09:39 AM (6gk0M)


At $5.99 per minute?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:16 AM (KbfL/)

143 This is before the college bookstore monopoly; spending gawd-awful sums for roughly 40-50 useful pages in the whole text.
Posted by: RoyalOil at May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (ZQpd0)

And producing a new edition every year that you are required to buy for the class (because the professor is a co-author), which has a new foreword and different chapter headings but no substantive revisions or editions.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 10:16 AM (0mRoj)

144 mom is at home replaying the last 18 yrs in her mind....bawling.....so happy and excited for her son and his new adventure.....but wondering where the time went.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at May 01, 2017 10:16 AM (0O7c5)

145 Additions, not editions.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 10:16 AM (0mRoj)

146 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (fDdVG)
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My guess is that the setting will be so subdued and respectful, tensions may not be that noticeable. I've been in church splits before, and when there is a death, it seems as if people handle it just fine. Even sitting down at the same luncheon table after the service. It's weird, but sometimes funerals bring out the best in people. Maybe they get the message. You came from dirt, now back you go.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:17 AM (lwiT4)

147 140
The red glass of the oil lamp indicates a railroad signal lamp. I still say they are waiting for a train.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 10:17 AM (ymRuQ)

148 39 I just got off the phone with the Hottest Chick on Earth.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 01, 2017 09:39 AM (6gk0M)



I am SO jealous!

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 01, 2017 10:17 AM (xgKhT)

149 Everything about this painting is perfect.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:17 AM (KbfL/)

150 Out of curiosity, FS, what tense of the verb is "Spoike"? :-P
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 10:13 AM (p+Wdc)

It's a Liverpool accent.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 10:17 AM (0mRoj)

151 147 I still say they are waiting for a train.

That's my take on it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 10:18 AM (ul9CR)

152 Despite any disappointments,this will never get old.


https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/263810/

Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 10:18 AM (r/0kC)

153 I've come to appreciate Rockwell more as an artist than as a "mere illustrator" thanks to the Art Threads.

Posted by: josephistan at May 01, 2017 10:18 AM (7HtZB)

154
Saddest day in fathers life is when son moves away. Now I would never say that until other fathers said the same thing to me.

That's when I discovered it wasn't just me. You'll never tell your son because man. But that sadness lasts a long time.

Rockwell captures the moment.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 01, 2017 10:18 AM (HTdUD)

155 My baby went 1/2 way across the country last year, the ache is still strong, but "you gotta let'em go".

Posted by: madamex at May 01, 2017 10:19 AM (KI3vm)

156 >>Back home. Staring at the empty bedroom. Ask me how I know.

Mom is back home busily turning son's bedroom into her craft room.

Ask me how I know.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 10:19 AM (/tuJf)

157 Embiggened, it does look like maybe a lunch wrapped in a cloth, tied with a bow by his mother.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:11 AM (lwiT4)


The dog is sad because he is not going to get any of it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:20 AM (KbfL/)

158 Also the red brakeman's flag under the lamp. Yep, train.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 10:20 AM (ymRuQ)

159 151 147 I still say they are waiting for a train.

That's my take on it.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 10:18 AM (ul9CR)

Just waiting on a friend

Posted by: Mick Jagger at May 01, 2017 10:20 AM (7HtZB)

160 Mom is back home busily turning son's bedroom into her craft room.

Ask me how I know.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 10:19 AM (/tuJf)


Yup.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:20 AM (KbfL/)

161 Yes, they are waiting to flag down the train, the tracks are at the bottom of the picture.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2017 10:20 AM (7ZVPa)

162 Rockwell is finding some new-found respect among some of the younger art historians.

Posted by: Kris at May 01, 2017 09:32 AM (nwqNw)

No doubt because of Rockwell's technical mastery; e.g., his brushwork, his handling of the materials, his compositional skills.

Rockwell knew his stuff. Art critics rarely hammer him for his lack of expertise. They go after him for the overly idealized and hyper-nostalgic subject matter that (some believe) lowers his art to the point of sentimentalized kitsch.

I agree with that assessment, but only to an extent. Nostalgia isn't truth, but it isn't supposed to be. Rockwell wanted to make people happy, and succeeded most of the time. What artist could ask for more?

Posted by: troyriser at May 01, 2017 10:21 AM (Fw5cQ)

163 Mom is back home busily turning son's bedroom into her craft room.



Ask me how I know.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 10:19 AM (/tuJf)
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Ha! Little Winger was in the Army for 12 years. He's been in South Carolina for the last two. I plan on selling my condo and living in Lake Geneva full time. His reaction? - "What about my bedroom!!"

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:21 AM (lwiT4)

164 156 ...busily turning son's room into her craft room.

BS, that's my new billiards room.

Posted by: Dad at May 01, 2017 10:22 AM (ymRuQ)

165 Creepy Uncle Joe likes to swim in the nude,upsetting female Secret Service agents.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/263784/

Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 10:22 AM (r/0kC)

166 153 I've come to appreciate Rockwell more as an artist than as a "mere illustrator" thanks to the Art Threads.
Posted by: josephistan at May 01, 2017 10:18 AM (7HtZB)

It's still shit.

Posted by: Mark Rothko at May 01, 2017 10:22 AM (0mRoj)

167 Gotta wonder if Norman just made up the pattern on that tie out of his imagination, or did he really own a tie like that?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:22 AM (KbfL/)

168 There is so much those of us who have lived life, a hard life, but full, can see in this painting.

But, take your average city liberal--this painting is mute to them.

It's painted in a language they'll never understand. And, in their arrogance, they don't want to.

Standing around a piece of modern art, pretending it says something.

While this simple painting has a whole novel written in it.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 01, 2017 10:23 AM (ZQpd0)

169 Mom made the lunch that junior is holding, and is back at the house, crying.

There's a song-- I want to say Fleetwood Mac-- that played on the radio (by happenstance) when my parents were moving my sister into college about this kind of thing. If I'm around and it comes on she'll mention it.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 10:23 AM (u0s1P)

170 grammie

have you thought about renting the condo instead of selling?

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at May 01, 2017 10:23 AM (0O7c5)

171 Yup, Fleetwood Mac. "Landslide." From their 1975 album.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 10:24 AM (u0s1P)

172 >>Ha! Little Winger was in the Army for 12 years. He's been in South Carolina for the last two. I plan on selling my condo and living in Lake Geneva full time. His reaction? - "What about my bedroom!!"

When I came home from PR, I arrived late at night. Well the plane got in around 5 pm but the party lasted a while.

The house was dark when I got home so I quietly snuck up to my bedroom so as not to disturb anyone only to find a girl my age in my bed.

My first reaction was "Thank you God" but it then dawned on me that this might not be God's work and in fact my mother might have given away my room. Sadly, my second reaction was the correct one.

Gee, thanks mom.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 10:25 AM (/tuJf)

173 grammie

have you thought about renting the condo instead of selling?


Posted by: phoenixgirl... at May 01, 2017 10:23 AM (0O7c5)
===========================

Actually, I have. I have a couple that may be interested in renting. I'd kind of prefer that at this point.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:25 AM (lwiT4)

174 I'm impressed with how he signed his name. What's that called? Open-face letters.?
Posted by: grammie winger

I'd consider It almost Outline type.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 01, 2017 10:25 AM (HTdUD)

175
Rockwell wanted to make people happy, and succeeded most of the time. What artist could ask for more?
Posted by: troyriser at May 01, 2017 10:21 AM


I guess he didn't take the journalists approach i.e. afflict the comfortable.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 01, 2017 10:26 AM (IqV8l)

176 The red glass of the oil lamp indicates a railroad signal lamp. I still say they are waiting for a train. Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 10:17 AM (ymRuQ)
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Yeah, signal lamp. I have one in my kitchen -- never used and dumped when an old shed was cleaned out. I electrified a banged-up one, but kept the red signal pristine.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 01, 2017 10:26 AM (MIKMs)

177 The other thing these "kid going to college" paintings and vignettes bring to my mind is the episode of Get a Life where Chris (Elliot) moves out, and his parents changed the locks that very day.

That was a fun show.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 10:26 AM (u0s1P)

178 130
Prayer request


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2017 10:12 AM (fDdVG)

Done.

I can relate to the anguish you described. Pastor changes are never easy. My town had 3 different Catholic Parishes and we merged all into one. This resulted in two pastors moving on, one church being sold and torn down due to disrepair (which in its day was the most beautiful of the 3). The pain is still evident 5+ years later.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 10:26 AM (jxbfJ)

179 "Well, he [Obama] was very nice to me, but after that we've had some difficulties," Trump said. "So, it doesn't matter. Words are less important to me than deeds. You saw what happened with surveillance, and everybody saw what happened with surveillance."

"You saw what happened with surveillance," he continued. "I think that was inappropriate. Look, you can figure it out yourself. He was very nice to me with words and when I was with him, but after that there has been no relationship ..."

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at May 01, 2017 10:27 AM (e8kgV)

180 Actually, I have. I have a couple that may be interested in renting. I'd kind of prefer that at this point.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:25 AM (lwiT4)


Being a landlord is tough. All the landlord/tenant laws are skewed in favor of the tenant.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:29 AM (KbfL/)

181 Dad:

And remember son, get affirmative consent every step of the way, just like we practiced with the sheep.

Son: Got it Pops. Baaaa means yes.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 10:29 AM (h/uSM)

182
Fen, check your your nic.

I've got a strong Three Stooges vibe every time I've seen it since you de-socked this morning!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 01, 2017 10:30 AM (4DCSq)

183 Enjoy yourself boy, they won't be inventing white privilege for DECADES.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 10:31 AM (h/uSM)

184 Being a landlord is tough. All the landlord/tenant laws are skewed in favor of the tenant.


Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:29 AM (KbfL/)
=========================

They're sorta kinda related, and would let me sleep there 2 nights a week, which I need in order to get the grands off to school. So it might work out.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:31 AM (lwiT4)

185 Son: Got it Pops. Baaaa means yes.

Posted by: buzzsaw90

It also means "I'm cumming"

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 01, 2017 10:31 AM (FZYNt)

186 Son: Got it Pops. Baaaa means yes.

There's a bit in one of the Naked Gun movies where a creepy trucker propositions Lisa-Marie Presley, and after she says No, he says, "No means Yes!."

So she says, "Yes!" and he says, "What do you mean, No?"

Anyway, it's funny (despite my portrayal of it-- trust me). Good times.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 10:32 AM (u0s1P)

187
Never mind...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 01, 2017 10:32 AM (4DCSq)

188 Yeah,I remember many were stunned that Obama showed class during the transition,even saying that the results were clean.Two faced fuck.

Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 10:32 AM (r/0kC)

189 I saw the father as being well-off, nice truck, boots, dog. He could afford to lose the labor on the farm. He wasn't happy to send his kid off, but he had enough to do it with love. The kid didn't have to run away and join the circus, the father made sure he had the opportunity. Parents and dog will miss him desperately.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 01, 2017 10:32 AM (MIKMs)

190 The red glass of the oil lamp indicates a railroad signal lamp. I still say they are waiting for a train.


Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 10:17 AM (ymRuQ)


You can see a piece of the railroad track at the bottom of the painting.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 01, 2017 10:32 AM (hLRSq)

191 Willie Gillis should have married the redhead. The blonde ended up voting for Truman over Dewey.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2017 10:34 AM (nlbfN)

192 Mom was killed by a herd of prairie crab a few years back.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 01, 2017 10:34 AM (kTF2Z)

193 The father is smoking a roll-your-own - the fob-thingy for the tobacco pouch is sticking outta his shirt pocket, for goodness' sake.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 01, 2017 09:38 AM (TwwWO)


Pipe-weed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:35 AM (KbfL/)

194 Now Forrest, if some girl you know starts walking around with a mattress on her back, I want you to run and keep on running.

Posted by: Grizzled farmer at May 01, 2017 10:35 AM (0mRoj)

195 I guess he didn't take the journalists approach i.e. afflict the comfortable.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 01, 2017 10:26 AM (IqV8l)


Then they would have to beat up their fellows, and what fun is that?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 01, 2017 10:35 AM (hLRSq)

196 194 Now Forrest, if some girl you know starts walking around with a mattress on her back, I want you to run and keep on running.
Posted by: Grizzled farmer

you stay out of this Pops

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at May 01, 2017 10:36 AM (FZYNt)

197 Mom was killed by a herd of prairie crab a few years back.

As long as it wasn't Klingons. I'll never forgive them for the death of my son.

Posted by: James T. Kirk at May 01, 2017 10:36 AM (u0s1P)

198 I want that lantern.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 01, 2017 10:36 AM (8nWyX)

199 Where's Mom?

You know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dke-zYvqBs

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 10:36 AM (H5rtT)

200 I'm impressed with how he signed his name. What's that called? Open-face letters.?
Posted by: grammie winger

--

I was thinking: " I didn't know Norman Rockwell made trunks".

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2017 10:36 AM (7ZVPa)

201 "What's that, Lassie? You say Hillary Clinton will never be president? Good girl!"

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 01, 2017 10:37 AM (Ndje9)

202 There are some letters on the truck to the left of the dad. Can anyone read them? I sure can't.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:37 AM (KbfL/)

203 193. Ahh, then where's the pipe?

and don't forget, a lot of the older tobaccos - Prince albert comes to mind, as does half&half - were dual-use: they make damned fine cigs as well.

Bull Durham was another, and there was this old codger by us what smoked Five brothers, in a pipe when he had the time, or in rollies when he needed a fix.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 01, 2017 10:37 AM (TwwWO)

204 I was thinking: " I didn't know Norman Rockwell made trunks".

Lots of people have their names on their luggage.

Posted by: Mr. Samsonite at May 01, 2017 10:37 AM (u0s1P)

205 Not Norman Rockwell related.

The Washington Nationals game yesterday was just so cool. A career day for Rendon, records being broken all over the place, and wondering what else might happen as the game continues. It sounded like the people in the stands were going crazy, in a good way. I'm glad it was a home game.

Part of the fun for me is listening to the radio team broadcasting the game. Charlie and Dave are pros but when something really extraordinary happens they get caught up in the excitement and start yelling. After a game like yesterday's, they are probably rather hoarse.

And yes, I'm aware when they play on Tuesday the Nats might get their asses whupped but that won't detract from Sunday's story book game.

Posted by: JTB at May 01, 2017 10:38 AM (V+03K)

206 from NYPost Article on Hillary's 'Moment'

"You need to concede," President Obama told his former secretary of state...He needed to ensure that the end of his presidency didn't devolve into a post-election circus.
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*speechless*

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 10:38 AM (C52a9)

207 I want that lantern.

Posted by: hogmartin


--

Dietz still makes them. I have one, with clear glass, burns citronella oil and use it on the deck for both light and mosquito control.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2017 10:40 AM (7ZVPa)

208 "Now, son, don't believe anything you may hear about Megan. She's a liar."

Posted by: The Old Farmer at May 01, 2017 10:40 AM (KbfL/)

209 "You need to concede," President Obama told his former secretary of state...He needed to ensure that the end of his presidency didn't devolve into a post-election circus.

Ah the Shit-Midas touch

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 01, 2017 10:40 AM (FZYNt)

210 it's a painting that speaks to the human experience, the american experience, of yesteryear and today...

the father, wizened by hard work and life's inexorable demands bids his son off to college. the son, a fresh face, a clean slate, is a sponge ready to absorb the world's knowledge.

soon he shall return to denounce his father as a racist, mysogonist, capitalist, hegemonist. ah, the circle of life ...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 01, 2017 10:41 AM (WTSFk)

211 I can relate to the anguish you described. Pastor changes are never easy. My town had 3 different Catholic Parishes and we merged all into one. This resulted in two pastors moving on, one church being sold and torn down due to disrepair (which in its day was the most beautiful of the 3). The pain is still evident 5+ years later.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 10:26 AM (jxbfJ)

That's a lot like what happened to my parish. We had three parishes - one within walking distance - that merged into one, the great pastor we had was sent elsewhere & I just never connected with the new pastor or the new parish. I finally joined a different parish last month. A 15+ minute drive instead of 5 minutes, but I like it there a lot better.

Posted by: josephistan at May 01, 2017 10:41 AM (7HtZB)

212 ... i love rockwell because you can tell a story from his pictures!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 01, 2017 10:41 AM (WTSFk)

213 There are some letters on the truck to the left of the dad. Can anyone read them? I sure can't.

--

A brand, and below it, 'Ranch'. Something W Ranch.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2017 10:41 AM (7ZVPa)

214 206 from NYPost Article on Hillary's 'Moment'

"You need to concede," President Obama told his former secretary of state...He needed to ensure that the end of his presidency didn't devolve into a post-election circuswould lead directly to months of tropical Tahitian frolics without his wife or children.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 10:38 AM (C52a9)

Posted by: hogmartin at May 01, 2017 10:42 AM (8nWyX)

215 off, sock

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 10:42 AM (KbfL/)

216 194 Now Forrest, if some girl you know starts walking around with a mattress on her back, I want you to run and keep on running.

---

it's like you always told me. 4 legs good, 2 legs bad

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 10:42 AM (h/uSM)

217 Obama's legacy and her dreams of the presidency lay shattered at Donald Trump's feet. This was on her. Reluctantly, she rose from her seat and took the phone from Abedin's hand.

"Mr. President," she said softly. "I'm sorry."

======



mmm MM !

I put this on my oatmeal this morning. Better than brown sugar or honey.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 10:43 AM (C52a9)

218 Baltimore Mayor asks FBI for help with violent crime. The balls on that woman.

Posted by: Dad at May 01, 2017 10:43 AM (ymRuQ)

219 Dietz still makes them. I have one, with clear glass, burns citronella oil and use it on the deck for both light and mosquito control.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2017 10:40 AM (7ZVPa)


Yep, I have a Dietz #8 Air-pilot from lanternnet.com. I still want that one too, though.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 01, 2017 10:44 AM (8nWyX)

220 And in comes the shitter to drop his turd.

Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 10:44 AM (r/0kC)

221 Nazi. Gorka is out of the White House
Posted by: Him at May 01, 2017 10:42 AM (O3Rrp)

Why is he a Nazi?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 10:45 AM (7uYFy)

222 Yep, I have a Dietz #8 Air-pilot from lanternnet.com. I still want that one too, though.
Posted by: hogmartin




Lehman's Hardware, Kidron, OH.
Amish store.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 10:45 AM (Njtx4)

223 219
Baltimore Mayor asks FBI for help with violent crime. The balls on that woman.


Posted by: Dad at May 01, 2017 10:43 AM (ymRuQ)
If they want help - fine. But now it is FBI rules, not Baltimore's. And not that crazy AG either.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 10:45 AM (jxbfJ)

224 147 140
"The red glass of the oil lamp indicates a railroad signal lamp. I still say they are waiting for a train."

That looks to be a rail at the very bottom of the picture. Best move back a mite boys.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 01, 2017 10:45 AM (LeUrG)

225 Hi Hector!





Want some oatmeal?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 10:45 AM (C52a9)

226 218
Obama's legacy and her dreams of the presidency lay shattered at Donald
Trump's feet. This was on her. Reluctantly, she rose from her seat and
took the phone from Abedin's hand.

"Mr. President," she said softly. "I'm sorry."

======



mmm MM !

I put this on my oatmeal this morning. Better than brown sugar or honey.


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 10:43 AM (C52a9)

Bravo. Golf Clap.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 10:46 AM (jxbfJ)

227 Nazi. Gorka is out of the White House



Posted by: Him at May 01, 2017 10:42 AM (O3Rrp)
================================

What marks him as a Nazi? And who are the "sources say" that the NYT credits?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:46 AM (lwiT4)

228 ..and don't forget son, women lie and always wear a condom.

Back in those days, condoms were hidden behind the counter at the drug store. You had to be brave enough to go to the counter at the pharmacy part of the store and ask for "rubbers". And the clerk behind the counter probably knew your parents and told everyone who just came in that you just bought those things.

Posted by: Colin at May 01, 2017 10:46 AM (kDKIn)

229 I think that ciggie is a "roll-your-own."

Posted by: JAS at May 01, 2017 10:46 AM (EX4Wr)

230 >>218
Obama's legacy and her dreams of the presidency lay shattered at Donald
Trump's feet. This was on her. Reluctantly, she rose from her seat and
took the phone from Abedin's hand. "Mr. President," she said softly. "I'm sorry."

He did nothing to impress me in eight years, but if word got back to her that Obama had said she'd been "schlonged" that night, well, I'll take it.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 10:47 AM (Bdeb0)

231 He's a nazi because they say he is,that's why.Nazi!

Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 10:47 AM (r/0kC)

232 42 A devotional from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church:

Christians, what do we boast about?

...


I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no powr's, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at May 01, 2017 10:48 AM (gtQ/3)

233 You're a Nazi .... and you're a Nazi ..... and you over there- also a Nazi.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:48 AM (lwiT4)

234 Back from sort of adulting. (tl;dr - a/c line got clogged and I woke up to a lovely pool of water outside the closet where the a/c unit lives)

Finished drying off the carpet and mopping up inside the closet where the a/c unit is. I'm a little concerned because it's on a wooden stand and that got drenched so hopefully it won't rot. I have the door open and a fan on it to get some air circulating.

Then off to pay rent and say um guys yeah I had a minor flood please to come look at it. The management company is great, the guy was all why did you clean it up yourself we would have done that and I just rolled my eyes. I can wet vac and put towels down to sop stuff up all by myself, thankyouverymuch. Also I'm going to have them look at the thermostat because it's the old fashioned lever kind and I had it up to around 77 and the air was coming on when the temp was showing maybe 70 or so. I would be willing to pay to put in a nice digital programmable one.

And now we wait for maintenance to show up. I did go to Biscuitville as a reward for omg the trauma *hand to forehead*


Further also I'm not about to muck about with anything involving the confluence of water and electricity. NOPE NOPE.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 10:48 AM (dEQP3)

235 Back in those days, condoms were hidden behind the counter at the drug store. You had to be brave enough to go to the counter at the pharmacy part of the store and ask for "rubbers". And the clerk behind the counter probably knew your parents and told everyone who just came in that you just bought those things.



Old Mr. Johnson would play deaf, cup his hand behind his ear, "eh?," and make you yell it out. Sorry fucker.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 10:48 AM (Njtx4)

236 Lehman's Hardware, Kidron, OH.
Amish store.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 10:45 AM (Njtx4)


They had some nice ones in Shipshewana IN too. I have a Butterfly brand pressure kerosene lamp, the kind with a pump and a mantle that you have to pre-heat with an alcohol burner instead of a capillary wick, but to this day I haven't been able to get it to work right

Those things are like 100W bulbs when they're tuned up right.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 01, 2017 10:48 AM (8nWyX)

237 225
I see the rail now. If it's a steam locomotive, which it probably was in fly over country at this time, the super heated exhaust could slice both of them I'm half. No one goes home to mom.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 10:49 AM (ymRuQ)

238 I think that ciggie is a "roll-your-own."




Lucky Strike or Pall Mall.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 10:49 AM (Njtx4)

239
What marks him as a Nazi? And who are the "sources say" that the NYT credits?
Posted by: grammie winger

I see swastikas

Posted by: Sarah Silverman at May 01, 2017 10:50 AM (FZYNt)

240 228 Nazi. Gorka is out of the White House



Posted by: Him at May 01, 2017 10:42 AM (O3Rrp)
================================

What marks him as a Nazi? And who are the "sources say" that the NYT credits?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:46 AM (lwiT4)
=================================

Well, I guess that makes it official: The media failed to run Kushner or Bannon out of the White House, so they're gonna try hounding Gorka out. It has the golden BS indicatior: The words "sources say" in it.

Posted by: Jackal at May 01, 2017 10:50 AM (FFlQq)

241 233 You're a Nazi .... and you're a Nazi ..... and you over there- also a Nazi.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:48 AM (lwiT4)

It's Oprah, Godwin's Law edition!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 10:50 AM (0mRoj)

242 I'm still sticking with Viceroy or Pall Mall. Too neat for a roll your own.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 10:51 AM (ymRuQ)

243 Posted by: Malcolm Tent at May 01, 2017 10:48 AM (gtQ/3)

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



You might enjoy this, Malcolm. It's really nice.


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

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (lwiT4)

244 I love lamp.

Posted by: Xim at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (87y4e)

245 Gorka is always praising Trump and he GETS it about Islamic terrorism yet I keep hearing" Nazi! Nazi! Nazi!" without any specifics. What has he said/done that marks him as a Nazi? This crap just feeds the narrative.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (7uYFy)

246 Notice how junior is expectantly watching for the train to approach from one direction, while pops is looking dejectedly in the opposite direction the train will depart with his son.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (7ZVPa)

247 1. ditch son
2. hire undocumented immigrants
3. Profit!!

Posted by: painting dad at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (h/uSM)

248

Another day of fake protests for fake problems that don't exist in the USA.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 01, 2017 10:53 AM (cazBM)

249 >>This crap just feeds the narrative.

Which is why our resident fly by troll says it.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 10:54 AM (/tuJf)

250 I'm going to hazard a guess that Gorka--of Hungarian descent --probably has/had family members who had at one time ties to Nazis. You know, kind of like Joe Kennedy....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 10:54 AM (7uYFy)

251 140 Love the oil lamp. I have a couple of those.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 10:14 AM (ul9CR)

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i used to have a few.

Posted by: Hilary! C at May 01, 2017 10:54 AM (h/uSM)

252 I love lamp.
Posted by: Xim at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (87y4e)


Do you really love the lamp, or are you just saying that because you saw it?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 01, 2017 10:54 AM (8nWyX)

253 Just saw that video of the Canadian hockey fans belting out the National Anthem when the singer's mic went kaput.

There's something in my eye.

Nice job, Edmonton fans!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 10:54 AM (ul9CR)

254 Mommmm! I lost my penis again!

Posted by: Xim at May 01, 2017 10:54 AM (87y4e)

255 Nazis all around, fascists too.... we are doooooomed.

Posted by: USNtakim at May 01, 2017 10:54 AM (zZWkn)

256 221 Nazi. Gorka is out of the White House
Posted by: Him at May 01, 2017 10:42 AM (O3Rrp)

Why is he a Nazi?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 10:45 AM (7uYFy)


Everybody willing to resist/fight Islam is going to be labeled a Nazi.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (CMbMd)

257 Gorka is always praising Trump and he GETS it about Islamic terrorism yet I keep hearing" Nazi! Nazi! Nazi!" without any specifics. What has he said/done that marks him as a Nazi?



Asked and answered.
To the left, praising Trump marks one as a nazi.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (Njtx4)

258 250 I'm going to hazard a guess that Gorka--of Hungarian descent --probably has/had family members who had at one time ties to Nazis. You know, kind of like Joe Kennedy....
Posted by: JoeF

and George Soros

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (FZYNt)

259
What has he said/done that marks him as a Nazi?

it's Fake bulllshit.

Why are nazis always calling other people nazis??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (cazBM)

260 Victor Orban is PM of Hungary (Gorka's original home). Orban has a big beautiful and effective wall. Orban is also pursuing Soros. QED, get rid of that other Hungarian one way or another.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (MIKMs)

261 89 In the four years that Rev has been at this particular church, no one has ever said ‘thank you’ or “That’s just what I needed to hear”… or anything like that. Even after a beautiful Christmas or Easter service. I’m not complaining. I just find it odd.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 09:55 AM (lwiT4)


That is odd. Congregants have done that at every church I’ve attended since my earliest childhood days. Maybe it’s a denominational or a regional thing.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (nvMvs)

262 >>>Well, I guess that makes it official: The media failed to run Kushner or
Bannon out of the White House, so they're gonna try hounding Gorka out.
It has the golden BS indicatior: The words "sources say" in it.
.
.
.The White House already said it is false.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (le7jz)

263 241 233 You're a Nazi .... and you're a Nazi ..... and you over there- also a Nazi.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:48 AM (lwiT4)

Looking for Nazis? You'll find them today "marching"... Easy to find.. They'll be wearing black with their faces covered...

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (O2RFr)

264 Gorka is a supposed Nazi because he sometimes wears a medal awarded to his father by a Hungarian exile group. They are anti-communist, ergo by definition Nazi.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 10:56 AM (H5rtT)

265 i wouldn't be stuck here if we had high speed rail

Posted by: painting dad at May 01, 2017 10:56 AM (h/uSM)

266 i used to have a few.

Sometimes we like to turn off all the regular lights and just use the oil lamps. There's just something about that old-fashioned glow.

That reminds me, I need 3/4" wicks for the bigger one.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 10:56 AM (ul9CR)

267 Gorka is always praising Trump and he GETS it about Islamic terrorism yet I keep hearing" Nazi! Nazi! Nazi!" without any specifics. What has he said/done that marks him as a Nazi? This crap just feeds the narrative.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (7uYFy)



Isn't it something about his dad having ties to a sketchy group in Hungary?

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 10:56 AM (dEQP3)

268 When everyone's a Nazi, then no one is.


It's the leftist's protective coloration gene at work.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 10:57 AM (C52a9)

269 The White House already said it is false.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (le7jz)

CNN and MSNBC are reporting Gorka "may' be leaving the White House "soon."

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 10:57 AM (7uYFy)

270 Why are nazis always calling other people nazis??




The left projects.

Everything.
Every time.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 10:57 AM (Njtx4)

271 >>>>What has he said/done that marks him as a Nazi?



it's Fake bulllshit.



Why are nazis always calling other people nazis??
.
.
.I hate Illinois Nazi's

Posted by: Jake Blues at May 01, 2017 10:57 AM (le7jz)

272 87 From last thread: TJM, in regards to self publishing, what is Amazon KDP?
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 01, 2017 09:54 AM (72PAC)

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

Sorry, was in a meeting.

KDP stands for Kindle Direct Publishing and is Amazon's platform for self-publishing.

You provide the content, and they provide the platform. They don't edit or read through your stuff at all. That's all on the author to do. They also do nor market your stuff. That's also up to the author to do.

Payment is generally 70% of the price on original works.

In my experience, it's used by new authors who are facing a very uphill battle in terms of their writing, established authors who are able to survive without the traditional publishing model, and a very few people who do manage to to work the sales side well enough to get exposure which can lead to make a living of it.

I don't like the sales part, so I keep writing in the hopes of getting the attention of an agent at some point.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 10:57 AM (/prE6)

273 252 I love lamp.

---

great, a day off

Posted by: the toaster at May 01, 2017 10:58 AM (h/uSM)

274 Breaking news: Hillary's "base" did not turn out, which is why she lost.

So they just need to concentrate on renting busses to help their "base" get to the "polls."

Posted by: shibumi at May 01, 2017 10:59 AM (8zWAk)

275 great, a day off

Posted by: the toaster


*knucks*

Posted by: The Couch at May 01, 2017 10:59 AM (87y4e)

276 Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We are only seeing singing Hitlers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 01, 2017 10:59 AM (IqV8l)

277 Gorka isn't a Nazi. He's a Klingon.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 10:59 AM (Bdeb0)

278 What has he said/done that marks him as a Nazi?
===



He helped Trump invade and crush Hillary, just like Poland.


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 10:59 AM (C52a9)

279 Nice job Trump !!!! Now the state of Porto Ricco is imploding because of his tax proposal and the Affartable Health Care Law repeel th___. Trump must go, puts back Presdent Obama as are beloved leeder. Trump lied and Porto Rico died !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 01, 2017 11:00 AM (WmgTn)

280 Dad is tired but he done good.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 01, 2017 11:00 AM (0PjM1)

281 The White House already said it is false.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 01, 2017 10:55 AM (le7jz)


---

The White House should have fun, leak a few false rumors, watch them get published and then decry the Fake News.

Posted by: the toaster at May 01, 2017 11:00 AM (h/uSM)

282 That is a beautiful painting. There is SO much going on and with so much subtlety. More beautiful that the Mona Lisa I think.

Posted by: David at May 01, 2017 11:00 AM (0kH5y)

283 https:// www. lehmans . com / catagory / lanterns

Close up the spaces.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:01 AM (Njtx4)

284 Those earl lamps are dangerous.

Posted by: Mrs. O'Leary at May 01, 2017 11:01 AM (ymRuQ)

285 Isn't it something about his dad having ties to a sketchy group in Hungary?

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 10:56 AM (dEQP3)


So Hillary can have people around her with ties to The Muslim Brotherhood, but Gorka's father--who fled Commie Hungary---is a deal breaker?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:01 AM (7uYFy)

286 CNN and MSNBC are reporting Gorka "may' be leaving the White House "soon."
Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 10:57 AM (7uYFy)


Well, to be fair, it is almost lunch time.

Maybe he's going to Panera for lunch.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:01 AM (dEQP3)

287 >>Isn't it something about his dad having ties to a sketchy group in Hungary?

Probably has at least as much to do with the fact that he used to work for Bannon at Brietbart because everyone knows Bannon is a Nazi.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 11:01 AM (/tuJf)

288 >>>>The White House should have fun, leak a few false rumors, watch them get published and then decry the Fake News.
.
.
.Pretty sure they are already doing that.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 01, 2017 11:01 AM (le7jz)

289 You might enjoy this, Malcolm. It's really nice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOXnzYPMhWY

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (lwiT4)


Wow. That's breathtakingly beautiful.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 11:01 AM (KbfL/)

290 9 We'll airbrush out the cigarette and darken up the kids' skin, maybe make his socks pink.

Now that's the American Experience!

Posted by: Social Justice Artists Local 155 at May 01, 2017 09:30 AM (RKQ/v)

Only 9 in and already my thoughts were appropriated!

So I'l just add 'one year at Libtard U and xhe self identified as trisexual and dad threw himself under the tractor.'

Posted by: Some moron at May 01, 2017 11:02 AM (PjWy4)

291 Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We are only seeing singing Hitlers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

====


I thought I was the only one with the "Springtime for Hitler" earworm.

I get it on EVERY Godwin thread!


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 11:02 AM (C52a9)

292 Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (lwiT4)


Very nice!

I got to listen to my a 12 year old and her praise band at my daughter's school sing "Holy Spirit" last week at a concert for the choir my daughter sings in.

It made me tear up more than a little while I listened, so I felt like a big ol' redneck sissy. Still, there is something about hearing the next generation sing to the Lord that moves me incredibly, I guess because it lets me know He lives still!

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at May 01, 2017 11:02 AM (gtQ/3)

293 All bullshit all the time from msnbc and cnn. I never watch either one even in passing. Cut the cord... you will feel better for it. I promise. Hell I never watch the networks either. Netflix, Amazon, whatever just not cable.

Posted by: USNtakim at May 01, 2017 11:02 AM (zZWkn)

294 I'm not complaining. I just find it odd.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

Agree, very odd behavior. But then, both my parents had/have excellent company manners. I thank my pastor, and I can't stand the man. He is killing our church.

PS I couldn't warm up to the name you suggested, grammie, Lydia, Seller of Purple. I felt hypocritical using it.

Posted by: Barcelona Carmen at May 01, 2017 11:02 AM (RHjCR)

295 Maybe he's going to Panera for lunch.
Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:01 AM (dEQP3)


Oooh, they have an avocado BLT.

*ponders*

Posted by: hogmartin at May 01, 2017 11:02 AM (8nWyX)

296 >>Looking for Nazis? You'll find them today "marching"... Easy to find.. They'll be wearing black with their faces covered...


Or singing and dancing on stage with the Democrat candidate...

https://pics.onsizzle.com/
hillarys-final-message-of-hate-lady-gaga-nazi-ee-outfit-6187435.png

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 11:02 AM (NOIQH)

297 Don't be stupid, be a smarty
Come and join the Nazi Party!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 11:02 AM (0mRoj)

298 Hungary and Romania were on the Axis side. You really don't hear it much around my place, where we had a new street named Magyar built in the 50's next to Szent-Istvan "Hungarian Catholic" church to accommodate refugees from that revolution nobody talks about. You can hear the bells from my place when they ring them on holy days. They are made of iron. What world of solemn thought their monody compels.

Predict much new discovery of Hungarian Nazism in near future.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 11:03 AM (H5rtT)

299 Breaking news: Hillary's "base" did not turn out, which is why she lost.

So they just need to concentrate on renting busses to help their "base" get to the "polls."



Posted by: shibumi at May 01, 2017 10:59 AM (8zWAk)


All her base are belong to Trump.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 01, 2017 11:03 AM (aMlLZ)

300
All I see in that painting is that Papa's got a brand new bag,, in his pocket...

OW!!!

HEY!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at May 01, 2017 11:03 AM (HSmrB)

301 Isn't it something about his dad having ties to a sketchy group in Hungary?

----

you mean like artists?

Posted by: Hilary! at May 01, 2017 11:04 AM (h/uSM)

302 Gorka isn't a Nazi. He's a Klingon.

What did I just say upthread about Klingons?

Posted by: James T. Kirk at May 01, 2017 11:04 AM (u0s1P)

303 >>We'll airbrush out the cigarette and darken up the kids' skin, maybe make his socks pink.
Now that's the American Experience!


Gotta make it a daughter, too!
Only good dads are dads parenting *daughters* per Madison Ave.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 11:04 AM (NOIQH)

304 Don't let the fact that the father in Rockwell's painting is a hardened working man. He's smart enough to know that his boy is going to be exposed to loose women, alcohol and commie professors--probably Joos....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:04 AM (7uYFy)

305 I just noticed that "Dad" put his Sunday shoes on for this moment.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 11:04 AM (AURKQ)

306 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 10:57 AM (/prE6)

Got it, thanks!

One of these days I want to get back into writing, that's good to know.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 01, 2017 11:04 AM (72PAC)

307 >>Predict much new discovery of Hungarian Nazism in near future.

You know who else comes from Hungary and actually did collaborate with the Nazis?

I bet we won't hear much about that.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 11:05 AM (/tuJf)

308 Gorka reminds me a bit of Jonah Goldberg.
Who def. isn't a Nazi.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:05 AM (7uYFy)

309 You might enjoy this, Malcolm. It's really nice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOXnzYPMhWY

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 10:52 AM (lwiT4)

Wow. That's breathtakingly beautiful.


Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 11:01 AM (KbfL/)
======================

Isn't it? He does a series of hymns in that style. Amazing.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 11:05 AM (lwiT4)

310 Sebastian Gorka kicks butt and the Left cannot succeed in getting him to leave the WH. A very strong voice when it comes to fighting Islamic terrorism.


Also, not a Nazi. Apparently BuzzFeed sent a reporter to Hungary who spent 2 mos. for a in-depth post on all of his Nazi ties and came back to declare last week that Gorka and dad definitely *NOT* Nazis.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 11:06 AM (NOIQH)

311 I keep shanking Trump in his kidneys and he's still standing.
The man is made of steel.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at May 01, 2017 11:06 AM (ymRuQ)

312 new spending bill funds planned parenthood and sanctuary cities, but not the wall.

thanks paul ryan!

Posted by: shibumi at May 01, 2017 11:06 AM (8zWAk)

313 306 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 10:57 AM (/prE6)

Got it, thanks!

One of these days I want to get back into writing, that's good to know.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 01, 2017 11:04 AM (72PAC)

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

My first book has been on KDP for about 4 years, and the only time I every got sales was once when OM pimped the book on a Sunday Book Thread.

I'm just not the sales guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:07 AM (/prE6)

314 I always liked that painting. The father is holding the kids hat along with his own. Even that says 1000 words.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 01, 2017 11:07 AM (aMlLZ)

315 CNN and MSNBC are reporting Gorka "may' be leaving the White House "soon."

----

I hate when people use 'may'

Might happen
Might not happen

congratulations, you've just covered every possible outcome.

Breaking: Something possible will certainly occur

Posted by: Hilary! at May 01, 2017 11:07 AM (h/uSM)

316 I wonder what that same moment would look like in other countries. That might be a worthy art project.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2017 11:07 AM (Gqgs8)

317 Betcha that dad never dressed up as a fairy princess for his daughter.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 01, 2017 11:07 AM (kTF2Z)

318 Looking for Nazis? You'll find them today "marching"... Easy to find.. They'll be wearing black with their faces covered...


Or singing and dancing on stage with the Democrat candidate...

======

Soros-Funded Group Behind Violent UC Berkeley Protests


See Hector? Now THAT'S an actual Hungarian Nazi.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 11:07 AM (C52a9)

319 platinum membership for first Python reference regarding the painting.

second reference: steak knives

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 11:08 AM (h/uSM)

320
new spending bill funds planned parenthood and sanctuary cities, but not the wall.

thanks paul ryan!
Posted by: shibumi


Thank ME!

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce at May 01, 2017 11:08 AM (IqV8l)

321 "Stay clear of the hobos. They'll try to touch you in your no-no place."

Posted by: Fritz at May 01, 2017 11:09 AM (2Mnv1)

322 I thought I was the only one with the "Springtime for Hitler" earworm.

I get it on EVERY Godwin thread!

---

we used to sing that to my daughter when she was little.

Parents: Bathtime for Julia
Julia: In Germany

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 11:09 AM (h/uSM)

323 Oh no-please don't summon The Hector.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 11:10 AM (ul9CR)

324 311 I keep shanking Trump in his kidneys and he's still standing.
The man is made of steel.
Posted by: Paul Ryan at May 01, 2017 11:06 AM (ymRuQ)

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

I think Ryan just isn't a good manager.

He wants to strike this mythical balance between all parties that won't lose a single Republican seat in 2018 instead of barreling through with legislation.

In order to even chip away at the Leviathan, you need a House leader of a Henry Clay type. Someone who's so good at getting a bunch of different people with different asks to vote for the same thing that no one has any idea how he does it or what to do when he leaves.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:10 AM (/prE6)

325 "Well now, Cletus, you be a good boy while you're off in that State U, and remember to ask everyone what personal pronoun they prefer like yore mama taught ya, and don't microaggress agin' any gender fluid folks, and be sure you keep up with your critical race theory and Chicano studies an' - did you pack yore gas mask that I bought you at th' surplus store? good - an' don't be afraid to ask the other kids where the safe spaces are in case any a'them local toughs try to make you listen to idears that you ain't heered before an', well, we's jist as proud a'you as we cin be son!

Posted by: jbspry at May 01, 2017 11:10 AM (IhKmM)

326 317 Betcha that dad never dressed up as a fairy princess for his daughter.

Betcha he never dressed his boy up as a fairy princess either.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 11:10 AM (ul9CR)

327 That doggeh makes me want to cry...but it was a shitty weekend for me so everything makes me want to cry this morning.

Posted by: IC at May 01, 2017 11:11 AM (a0IVu)

328 Oh no-please don't summon The Hector.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat

====


*points upthread*

Him's already here.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 11:11 AM (C52a9)

329 Headed for Moo U., I expect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 11:11 AM (ZO497)

330 I think Ryan just isn't a good manager.


He wants to strike this mythical balance between all parties that won't lose a single Republican seat in 2018 instead of barreling through with legislation.


In order to even chip away at the Leviathan, you need a House leader of a Henry Clay type. Someone who's so good at getting a bunch of different people with different asks to vote for the same thing that no one has any idea how he does it or what to do when he leaves.
--

You're very kind.

I would have simply said "Ryan is a good Democrat" and left it at that.

Posted by: shibumi at May 01, 2017 11:11 AM (8zWAk)

331 Him's already here.

Ah, crap. Missed it.

Haven't missed him/it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 11:11 AM (ul9CR)

332 My first book has been on KDP for about 4 years, and the only time I every got sales was once when OM pimped the book on a Sunday Book Thread.

I'm just not the sales guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:07 AM (/prE6)


I should probably pimp it again. Last time I did was back in 2013. That's, like, the early days of the book thread.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 11:11 AM (KbfL/)

333 Well now, Cletus, you be a good boy while you're off in that State U, and remember to ask everyone what personal pronoun they prefer like yore mama taught ya, and don't microaggress agin' any gender fluid folks, and be sure you keep up with your critical race theory and Chicano studies an' - did you pack yore gas mask that I bought you at th' surplus store? good - an' don't be afraid to ask the other kids where the safe spaces are in case any a'them local toughs try to make you listen to idears that you ain't heered before an', well, we's jist as proud a'you as we cin be son!
Posted by: jbspry at May 01, 2017 11:10 AM (IhKmM)



Another keyboard ruined...

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:12 AM (7uYFy)

334 Oh, he'll no. This POS is DOA.

Posted by: Jim Jordan-Freedom Caucus at May 01, 2017 11:12 AM (ymRuQ)

335 Still, there is something about hearing the next
generation sing to the Lord that moves me incredibly.


Posted by: Malcolm Tent at May 01, 2017 11:02 AM (gtQ/3)
================================


There certainly is. A couple of weeks ago my 7 year old wanted to hear a story from Ezekial (she has a kid in her class named Ezekial, so....) I got out the Bible and said, "Now what book is Ezekial after?" I have a terrible memory. She proceeds to rattle off all the books of the Old Testament, in order. So I found Ezekial.


I got choked up too just like you.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 11:12 AM (lwiT4)

336 319 platinum membership for first Python reference regarding the painting.

second reference: steak knives

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 11:08 AM (h/uSM)


Theres been some counterfeit Platinum memberships floating around. You have to report to the barrel to get your card. Buyer beware.

Posted by: Some moron at May 01, 2017 11:12 AM (PjWy4)

337 platinum membership for first Python reference regarding the painting.
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 11:08 AM (h/uSM)


while (not train)
wait(kid)

Posted by: hogmartin at May 01, 2017 11:12 AM (8nWyX)

338 This new Le Pen-themed Les Miserables parody just won the internet for today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNNZCKg4RpE

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at May 01, 2017 11:12 AM (rX06+)

339 Is it true that Macron is plunging in the polls?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:13 AM (7uYFy)

340 I hope this weeks art is Rockwell inspired and not boob inspired..sending a plea to the powers that be.

Posted by: IC at May 01, 2017 11:14 AM (a0IVu)

341 332 I should probably pimp it again. Last time I did was back in 2013. That's, like, the early days of the book thread.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 11:11 AM (KbfL/)

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

But...it's just not a good book.

I've actually been thinking of taking it down. Put it in the bottom drawer of my desk never to see the light of day, so to speak.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:14 AM (/prE6)

342 listen sonny, i have to go now. You know i left momma hogtied to the bed.

we're gonna miss you *SO* much!

Posted by: painting dad at May 01, 2017 11:14 AM (h/uSM)

343 339 Is it true that Macron is plunging in the polls?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:13 AM (7uYFy)

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

"plunging"

Going from a 30+ point lead to a roughly 30 point lead.

No, he's not plunging.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:15 AM (/prE6)

344 new spending bill funds planned parenthood and sanctuary cities, but not the wall.
====================


What? That completely contradicts what Trump is trying to accomplish! What in the world are they doing? And by "they" I mean Paul Ryan.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 11:15 AM (lwiT4)

345 I recall my widowed mother giving me a good-bye kiss when I got on a bus for the induction center, 350 miles away.

I expect that it was a lot harder on her than I knew.

Seems to be a good bit of pollen in the air here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 11:15 AM (ZO497)

346 339 Is it true that Macron is plunging in the polls?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:13 AM (7uYFy)

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

"plunging"

Going from a 30+ point lead to a roughly 30 point lead.

No, he's not plunging.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:15 AM (/prE6)

Fuckin' Drudge

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:16 AM (7uYFy)

347 while (not train)
wait(kid)

---

why you snake you!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 11:16 AM (h/uSM)

348 "This is why I walked behind that plow all these years. This is why I went to France with Black Jack. Where's the damnn bus... I got corn to get in"

2nd place - The horse-shoeing contest, except for his usual goofy caricature guys looking into the 'camera'. Why did he do that? why?

Posted by: retropox at May 01, 2017 09:55 AM (qKl/P)

If you embiggen the picture, you can see a ranch name on the cowl of the truck. Pa is a rancher, not a dirt farmer. And given the time frame, maybe Sonny will be entering the military as an officer?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 01, 2017 11:16 AM (0deF2)

349 >>He wants to strike this mythical balance between all parties that won't lose a single Republican seat in 2018 instead of barreling through with legislation.

Probably part of it. I suspect that we are also seeing a much more diverse Republican caucus than in the past.

The rise of grassroots, conservative members has really changed the dynamic in the House. I doubt there is much overlap in groups like The Freedom Caucus and The Tuesday Group. We are seeing the same dynamic play out in healthcare reform. Each of those groups is a minority but enough to derail things.

They better figure it out soon or 2018 could be ugly.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 11:16 AM (/tuJf)

350 Snydergaard has a partial lat tear.


Owwwwww.

Did anyone watch American Gods last night? I love Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and I thought the scene with Audrey at the graves was just perfectly down with the combined rage and grief.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:16 AM (dEQP3)

351 Okay they know why Hillary lost. Why did they lose the House? Why did they lose the Senate? Why did they lose the Governorships? Why did the lose the State legislatures?

Why turn out of course. /s

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 01, 2017 11:17 AM (1b+5Z)

352 But...it's just not a good book.

I've actually been thinking of taking it down. Put it in the bottom drawer of my desk never to see the light of day, so to speak.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:14 AM (/prE6)

Whether visual arts or writing, I am not the best judge of my own work--and its harshest critic. Rewrite and revise, if it makes you feel better, and then put it out again. OR get a trusted reader's opinion and then write and revise--or leave it alone--and then put it out again.

Posted by: troyriser at May 01, 2017 11:17 AM (Fw5cQ)

353 What? That completely contradicts what Trump is trying to accomplish! What in the world are they doing? And by "they" I mean Paul Ryan.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 11:15 AM (lwiT4)


Paul Ryan seriously believes he can be president, so it's in his interest to undermine Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:17 AM (7uYFy)

354 inside the closet where the a/c unit is.
I thought Ace doesn't like us saying "a/c unit" because it scares advertisers?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2017 11:18 AM (nlbfN)

355 Why turn out of course. /s
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 01, 2017 11:17 AM (1b+5Z)

A nice portion of Hillary's "base" did turn out---to vote for Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM (7uYFy)

356 The science is settled!

Insty link to an article in Forbes: "Scientists have discovered a "massive lake" of molten carbon the size of Mexico beneath the western U.S. But it's 217 miles below the surface, or thereabouts."

This is fueling speculation that the theory of abiogenic creation of oil may be on to something. This theory says that oil and maybe coal is created deep underground in an organic process.

I posted the following last year:

Current consensus is that oil and gas come from ancient biomass. I've been a skeptic of this. How could enough surface biomass get its way underground to make this happen?

There are alternative theories about abiogenic sources, including those promoted by the polymath Thomas Gold, which the consensus say are discredited. I once read his book and found it provocative.

Gold is one of the smartest people of the 20th century. He's another one who grew up in pre WWII Vienna. Was it something in the water of the Danube?

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM (SIY7D)

357 @339 Oui. It will be, how you say, une courte nuit.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM (H5rtT)

358 >>>14 ...and don't forget son, women lie and always wear a condom.
Posted by: Bruce at May 01, 2017 09:31 AM (8ikIW)

But, Pa, if you had done that....

Posted by: m at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM (Gqgs8)

359 Paul Ryan needs to be more in touch with his emotional side. He needs that to get things done. When people see you cry they know you care.

*weeps*

Posted by: John Boner at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM (PjWy4)

360 down = done

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM (dEQP3)

361 >>What? That completely contradicts what Trump is trying to accomplish!
What in the world are they doing? And by "they" I mean Paul Ryan.


Trying to stop Trump from succeeding, from the looks of it.

They are elitist, DC-bubble neverTrumpers so they are kneecapping him to show us rubes who's really in charge.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 11:20 AM (NOIQH)

362 344 new spending bill funds planned parenthood and sanctuary cities, but not the wall.

---

if only there was legal mechanism by which the president could prevent a bill passed by congress from becoming law.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 11:20 AM (h/uSM)

363 [TheJamesMadison] tells me he has been skulking about the AoSHQ since 2009, not commenting much, but just kind of hanging around in the background in that creepy "peeping tom" kind of way. He also mentioned something about a restraining order, but I don't know anything about that. Anyway, his parole officer said it would be good if he occupied himself in a useful activity, so he wrote a book.

Book Thread, 2013.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 11:20 AM (KbfL/)

364 I hope this weeks art is Rockwell inspired and not boob inspired..
Posted by: IC at May 01, 2017 11:14 AM


Miss me yet?

Posted by: Jeb! at May 01, 2017 11:20 AM (DMUuz)

365 356 The Sandworms probably have something to do with it...

Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 11:20 AM (r/0kC)

366 Ryan makes one long for the the leadership of John Boehner.

Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 11:21 AM (r/0kC)

367 Here's the link on Buzzfeeds finding Gorka to not be a Nazi after all...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/04/27/
buzzfeed-scoop-sebastian-gorka-not-nazi-anti-semite/

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 11:22 AM (NOIQH)

368 I said goodbye to my parents when I got in my car and drove from Louisiana to NYC with the intention of becoming an advertising executive. Couldn't even get a job in the mail room. I don't think they liked my southern accent at the time.

Anyway, the emotions hit me right when I turned on the interstate that my relationship with my parents had now totally changed.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 01, 2017 11:22 AM (1b+5Z)

369 364
I hope this weeks art is Rockwell inspired and not boob inspired..

Posted by: IC at May 01, 2017 11:14 AM



Miss me yet?

Posted by: Jeb! at May 01, 2017 11:20 AM (DMUuz)
Well, he is a boob...

Posted by: IC at May 01, 2017 11:22 AM (a0IVu)

370 Time travel! That kid is wearing a Rush Limbaugh tie.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 01, 2017 11:22 AM (3myMJ)

371 There are alternative theories about abiogenic sources, including those promoted by the polymath Thomas Gold, which the consensus say are discredited. I once read his book and found it provocative.

Gold is one of the smartest people of the 20th century. He's another one who grew up in pre WWII Vienna. Was it something in the water of the Danube?

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM (SIY7D)



I want oil to turn out to be an abiotic renewable resource because that would be hilarious and I'm not a good person.

Also I love the whole oh there's no path to the surface. Well, there's no path to the surface right up until the second there is.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:22 AM (dEQP3)

372
The Republican Shits and the Democrats (and judges) have conspired to make a Trump a lame duck. They agreed to, I believe, continue obama's 3rd term in policies and ride out Trump's term until 2021 when they get a Democrat back in the White House.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 01, 2017 11:22 AM (cazBM)

373 Thanks again for the gift of Paul Ryan WI District 1.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 01, 2017 11:23 AM (ymRuQ)

374 Leaks in the A/C closet are usually caused by spiders plugging up the drain pipe.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 01, 2017 11:24 AM (baYK5)

375 down = done
Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM


I'm glad you didn't put a low after down, IYKWIM,AITYD.

Posted by: Barry at May 01, 2017 11:24 AM (DMUuz)

376 "There are some letters on the truck to the left of the dad. Can anyone read them?"

It says "The sniper is under the truck."

Posted by: goodluckduck at May 01, 2017 11:24 AM (yqvys)

377 Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM (SIY7D)

I've had those thoughts too but then I think, how could a glacier and water create the Grand Canyon. But it did.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 01, 2017 11:25 AM (1b+5Z)

378 Leaks in the A/C closet are usually caused by spiders plugging up the drain pipe.
Posted by: Roland THTG at May 01, 2017 11:24 AM (baYK5)



This is now My Truth.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:25 AM (dEQP3)

379 yep. Hillary 2008 D base was Appalachia and Rust Belt. she at least made the case for the "bitter clingers" which the other candidates weren't making. those were the PUMAs.

they ended up.voting Barky or just staying home in large part because Jon McCain assured them they had nothing to fear.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 01, 2017 11:25 AM (Dgpsa)

380 On the contest front, waiting feedback on second revision of short story.

Working on ideas for cover art.

Still no idea of a title. Might try one of those random title generators.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 11:25 AM (UEB67)

381 352
Whether visual arts or writing, I am not the best judge of my own work--and its harshest critic. Rewrite and revise, if it makes you feel better, and then put it out again. OR get a trusted reader's opinion and then write and revise--or leave it alone--and then put it out again.
Posted by: troyriser at May 01, 2017 11:17 AM (Fw5cQ)

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

Not that book.

I have no desire to spend a minimum of six months on it to make it better.

I have a few other books in my head I'd rather get started on.

Missouri 1880s
Modern adventure novel
Young George Washington goes to Fort LaBoeuf, but with supernatural things going on!
Scifi epic

That first book was my first attempt at long form storytelling, and it's an experiment in my mind.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:25 AM (/prE6)

382 This is fueling speculation that the theory of abiogenic creation of oil may be on to something. This theory says that oil and maybe coal is created deep underground in an organic process.

I posted the following last year:

Current consensus is that oil and gas come from ancient biomass. I've been a skeptic of this. How could enough surface biomass get its way underground to make this happen?



This is the basis for those that scoff at peak oil.
The very fact that "dry" holes seem to refill themselves out of no where. I've read about this over the last 10 years or so.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:26 AM (Njtx4)

383 Several articles now out about why Hillary lost: it was mostly because of white working class voters (many of whom voted for Obama) turning out and voting for Trump.

Sheeeeet. Exactly what I said would happen, and why I said last March that Trump would get at least 300 EVs

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 11:26 AM (SIY7D)

384 This is fueling speculation that the theory of abiogenic creation of oil may be on to something.

That's one of my favorite fringe theories. I don't know enough to know if there's anything to it, but a lot of actual Science (plate tectonics, for starters) started out as crackpot ideas no one respectable would listen to.

The oil thing is, like I say, interesting, but IIRC there's a lot of handwaving over the alternative mechanism, and I'm sorry, but you can't just say "this is bunk, so how about that?" I mean, okay, sometimes that's all you have, but it's better to have an alternative.

Like a murder charge. "Person X is innocent because reasons" has a lot less weight than "Person Y did it, and I can prove it!"

Posted by: James T. Kirk at May 01, 2017 11:26 AM (u0s1P)

385 363 [TheJamesMadison] tells me he has been skulking about the AoSHQ since 2009, not commenting much, but just kind of hanging around in the background in that creepy "peeping tom" kind of way. He also mentioned something about a restraining order, but I don't know anything about that. Anyway, his parole officer said it would be good if he occupied himself in a useful activity, so he wrote a book.

Book Thread, 2013.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 01, 2017 11:20 AM (KbfL/)

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Ah...memories...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:27 AM (/prE6)

386 Sock off. I blame the Klingons. I'll never forgive them for what they did to Kirk's loser son.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:27 AM (u0s1P)

387 Ryan makes one long for the the leadership of John Boehner.

Posted by: steevy

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It's like you're inside my head.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 11:27 AM (C52a9)

388 seems like Matt Drudge is plunging... the toilet. what a load of crap

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 01, 2017 11:28 AM (Dgpsa)

389 Paul Ryan and the rest of the GOP cockstains that vomited forth yet another CR must pay a price.

They simply are doing everything they can to throw away this once in a lifetime opportunity.

My prediction is that nothing will be done with Obamacare, taxes, the budget, the wall, nothing!!

They are still slow rolling Trumps appointments.

They are simply going to deny him any legislative victories and going to relegate him to continue pumping out EOs.

They are waiting him out.

Useless cunts.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 01, 2017 11:28 AM (Gh/jd)

390 You're very kind.

I would have simply said "Ryan is a good Democrat" and left it at that.


Posted by: shibumi at May 01, 2017 11:11 AM (8zWAk)


That's kind also. I would have said he's a frigging retard.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 01, 2017 11:29 AM (aMlLZ)

391 Hillary lost because she was a shitty candidate who ran a shitty campaign. Simple as that.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 01, 2017 11:29 AM (kTF2Z)

392 isn't there a Jewish recommendation not to read Ezekiel until the age of 40?

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 01, 2017 11:29 AM (Dgpsa)

393 Ole Dad's hat, held under Junior's fedora, is a tengallon for sure. So, yeah, rancher not farmer, and in Montana that was a big damn deal. The tab on the tobacco bag is so you can hold it in your teeth to close the bag, while rolling a cigarette with one hand, the other being occupied by the reins.

He appears to have slipped his spurs off to drive the truck.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 11:30 AM (H5rtT)

394 That's kind also. I would have said he's a frigging retard.
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And there is a difference between "a good Democrat" and "a frigging retard?"

Posted by: shibumi at May 01, 2017 11:30 AM (8zWAk)

395 I want oil to turn out to be an abiotic renewable resource because that would be hilarious and I'm not a good person.

Also I love the whole oh there's no path to the surface. Well, there's no path to the surface right up until the second there is.
Posted by: alexthechick



La Brea Tar Pits. Deep & shallow ocean seeps. One just off the coast of Southern California.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:30 AM (Njtx4)

396 Paul Ryan is the dog that caught the car. Ok, now what?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 01, 2017 11:31 AM (kTF2Z)

397 Non-saurian generated petroleum products.

The Left will then increase their wailing about how dirty stinking Humans are hurting Mother Gaia. Earth spirits. Yeah right since shamanism is such a good indicator of Science...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 11:32 AM (UEB67)

398 Posted by: Kreplach at May 01, 2017 11:28 AM (Gh/jd)

They will tinker around the edges, and declare victory...

While not actually accomplishing a damn thing.

Posted by: Don Q. at May 01, 2017 11:32 AM (NgKpN)

399 Paul Ryan is the dog that caught the car. Ok, now what?




Whole lotta barking and spinnin'' in circles.

Noise & fury equalling nothing.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:32 AM (Njtx4)

400 This is the basis for those that scoff at peak oil.

There's also the fact that we get better and better at finding and extracting existing oil-- the peak year keeps getting pushed back, and presumably there'll be a substitute by the time Peak is in view and/or when the price starts to skyrocket. Supply and demand.

Look at mercury, or silver, or any number of other materials. They're absolutely essential, until something changes and they aren't.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:33 AM (u0s1P)

401 Non-saurian generated petroleum products.

The Left will then increase their wailing about how dirty stinking Humans are hurting Mother Gaia.



Sucking her essence right outta her!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:33 AM (Njtx4)

402 So Congress is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic again?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 11:33 AM (UEB67)

403 That's right, Paul Ryan has no feck.

Posted by: Dr. Pete Venkman at May 01, 2017 11:34 AM (JO9+V)

404 I'm so old , I can remember when Math Witch Paul Ryan was going to save us all from Obamacare.

Those were different times though...

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 11:34 AM (C52a9)

405 Uniparty strikes again. Stupid fucking gopdem fucking fuck fuck fuck!

Posted by: USNtakim at May 01, 2017 11:34 AM (zZWkn)

406 The very fact that "dry" holes seem to refill themselves out of no where.

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not exactly nowhere...

Posted by: Huma A at May 01, 2017 11:36 AM (h/uSM)

407 I'll never forgive them for what they did to Kirk's loser son.

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Scuse me?

Posted by: KAAAAAAAAAAHNNNN at May 01, 2017 11:36 AM (KL5IY)

408 Non-saurian generated petroleum products.

The theory is that it's mostly plants and such, not necessarily dino-corpses, but the uniform nature of various crudes suggests that maaaaybe there's more to it.

Like I say, I don't know, but as much as I like fringe science stuff, I generally try to err on the side of actual established science. (FWIW, climate change isn't but vaccinations are.)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:36 AM (u0s1P)

409 Not a dimes worth of difference.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 11:36 AM (C52a9)

410 La Brea Tar Pits. Deep & shallow ocean seeps. One just off the coast of Southern California.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:30 AM (Njtx4)



Part of that carbon deposit is under Yellowstone.


Sometimes I do wish that I could do college over again and this time I would have been a geologist.

Yes, I know that means I would have to go Outside.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:36 AM (dEQP3)

411 374 Leaks in the A/C closet are usually caused by spiders plugging up the drain pipe.
Posted by: Roland THTG at May 01, 2017 11:24 AM (baYK5)


Usually, but not always.

It's not uncommon for snakes to winter there for warmth during the cold months when the A/C is not in use.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at May 01, 2017 11:36 AM (gtQ/3)

412 >>This is the basis for those that scoff at peak oil.
The very fact that "dry" holes seem to refill themselves out of no where. I've read about this over the last 10 years or so. Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:26 AM (Njtx4)

The Saudi Ghawar field doesn't appear to be refilling (part of the reason that ARAMCO's IPO isn't likely to go well as they'd like--an audit of in situ reserves might be embarrassing...). Would be interesting to know if a) they can, in fact, refill, b) what characteristics are necessary that make some reservoirs refill and others not do so, and c) the rate of refilling vs. the rate of withdrawal.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 11:37 AM (Bdeb0)

413 >>Not a dimes worth of difference.

Trump doesn't have to sign it. Maybe he won't.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 11:37 AM (/tuJf)

414 I saw Non-Saurian Generated Petroleum Products open for 10cc back in '82 at the Cow palace.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 01, 2017 11:37 AM (vtcmf)

415 That man is leaving for college a solid, christian conservative like his dad.

He'll come back in 3 months a perpetually triggered snowflake with nose ring, a new boyfriend and a "this is what a feminist looks like" t-shirt.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at May 01, 2017 11:38 AM (1zARK)

416 So Congress is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic again?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 11:33 AM (UEB67)

Pretty much...but that is just a warm-up for what they do to Fredocare.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 01, 2017 11:38 AM (KlI/a)

417 I want oil to turn out to be an abiotic renewable resource because that would be hilarious and I'm not a good person.

Wouldn't matter. Environmentalists will double-down on COx emissions killing the planet.

God help us if Solar becomes affordable and scalable. Environmentalists will declare that widespread solar is denying the Earth itself of a critical heat input.

Same with Wind. Destroying weather patterns. Bio-fuels ... upsetting the eco-system. Cold Fusion ... too cheap and leading to over-population.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 11:38 AM (fxdyE)

418 I am no fan whatever of Ryan or McConnell. Never have been.

That said, imo the problem is with 15-20 obscure RINOs most people never heard of. They need to be primaries but never are.

What the hell is Ryan supposed to DO exactly about a jerk like Rep. Kizinger (R-Illinois)? And the other 14 that are just as bad?

Posted by: mnw at May 01, 2017 11:38 AM (2zIj5)

419 Well at least we are finally done with that Boys Band nonsense. The 'Think" learning system. Uniforms. All that money spent on that smooth-talking Professor who then knocks up the town's librarian. Stupid school board is still going around acting like a barbershop quartet. Sheesh!

Posted by: Dad at May 01, 2017 11:38 AM (JO9+V)

420 The Saudi Ghawar field doesn't appear to be refilling (part of the reason that ARAMCO's IPO isn't likely to go well as they'd like--an audit of in situ reserves might be embarrassing...). Would be interesting to know if a) they can, in fact, refill, b) what characteristics are necessary that make some reservoirs refill and others not do so, and c) the rate of refilling vs. the rate of withdrawal.




Supposedly needs years to refill. Some of the Texas fields that they pumped "dry" are refilling after decades of being fallow.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:39 AM (Njtx4)

421 I'll never forgive them for what they did to Kirk's loser son.

Scuse me?

Okay. Try and follow. Klingon Christopher Lloyd killed Kirk's son right before the Genesis Planet went kerblooey. This was after you died.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:39 AM (u0s1P)

422 That man is leaving for college a solid, christian conservative like his dad.

He'll come back in 3 months a perpetually triggered snowflake with nose ring, a new boyfriend and a "this is what a feminist looks like" t-shirt.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at May 01, 2017 11:38 AM (1zARK)


He looks a bit light in the loafers to begin with. I wouldn't entirely blame kolleg for doing it to him.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 11:40 AM (TOk1P)

423
Look at mercury, or silver, or any number of other materials. They're absolutely essential, until something changes and they aren't.
Posted by: Lance McCormick
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Mica, guano.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 11:40 AM (ZO497)

424 Geology or Gemology?

Both are about rocks. One just sparkles more and does not require going Outside.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 11:40 AM (UEB67)

425 He won't be coming back to work on the ranch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 11:42 AM (ZO497)

426 I am no fan whatever of Ryan or McConnell. Never have been.

That said, imo the problem is with 15-20 obscure RINOs most people never heard of. They need to be primaries but never are.

What the hell is Ryan supposed to DO exactly about a jerk like Rep. Kizinger (R-Illinois)? And the other 14 that are just as bad?

Posted by: mnw at May 01, 2017 11:38 AM (2zIj5)


Publicly out them. Let's have a national debate on what these people are doing.

Ryan gives them cover. It's almost like he WANTS their position to win the day...

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 11:42 AM (TOk1P)

427 I'll speak with Paul and the rest of the GOP leadership...IN YOUR FVCKING DREAMS.

Posted by: Donna ROMNEY McDaniel at May 01, 2017 11:43 AM (ymRuQ)

428 Watermelon climate/enviro/overpopulation wackos won't be happy until we live in the stone age. There is always a reason that growth and prosperity will ruin us all. Never mind that our poor live better than the rich in most of the world.

Posted by: USNtakim at May 01, 2017 11:43 AM (zZWkn)

429 >>Klingon Christopher Lloyd killed Kirk's son right before the Genesis Planet went kerblooey. This was after you died. Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:39 AM (u0s1P)

Edited to read: Klingon Christopher Lloyd killed Kirk's annoying, beta-male whiny son right before the Genesis planet went kerblooey.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 11:43 AM (Bdeb0)

430 They're not 'rocks', Marie Anna. They're 'minerals'!

Posted by: zombie hank schrader at May 01, 2017 11:44 AM (nlbfN)

431 Geology or Gemology?

Geology is fascinating. I wish I'd known sooner how much I liked it. Granted, Outside, but at least I'd have had better options.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:44 AM (u0s1P)

432 I'll never forgive them for what they did to Kirk's loser son.

"loser" is a little harsh, don't you think?

sure, I broke a few ethical rules & used anti-matter in the Genesis device....

Posted by: Zombie David Marcus at May 01, 2017 11:44 AM (ZQfW9)

433 There are alternative theories about abiogenic sources, including those promoted by the polymath Thomas Gold, which the consensus say are discredited. I once read his book and found it provocative.

Gold is one of the smartest people of the 20th century. He's another one who grew up in pre WWII Vienna. Was it something in the water of the Danube?

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 11:19 AM (SIY7D)

Current consensus is right. There have been a few wells drilled to test the "abiogenic oil" theory, and they all came up as dry holes. Even if the chemical environment of the upper mantle was conducive to forming hydrocarbons, there is simply no effective porosity in deep-seated igneous rocks to hold any hydrocarbons thus created.

And all current commercially exploitable oil and gas, and coal have chemical signatures characteristic of former life. In the case of coal, you can often see the woody texture of it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 01, 2017 11:44 AM (0deF2)

434
They are still slow rolling Trumps appointments.


They are waiting him out.


Posted by: Kreplach at May 01, 2017 11:28 AM (Gh/jd)

I keep reading posters commenting that the Senate is slow rolling Trump's appointments. Yet every week for the past month, at least one or two major appointments have been confirmed by the Senate.
This past Thursday, Acosta was confirmed for labor secretary, and two days before that, the Trump appointee for Deputy Atty. General was confirmed.

Today, the final procedure before the vote to confirm Jay Clayton to the Sec. and Exchange Commission.

Friday, Trump submitted five more nominees for different positions that must have Senate confirmation. They are now entered into the process and are on their way to confirmation

Here is the Senate Calendar for the process.
https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record

The formal entering of nominations to the Senate record.

https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/04/28/senate-section/article/S2639-1

Posted by: Jen at May 01, 2017 11:44 AM (bJ+bK)

435 388 seems like Matt Drudge is plunging... the toilet. what a load of crap


Drudge has about jumped the shark. No idea why he's doing this rapid left turn. Have the lessons of Jharles Chonson gone unheeded?

Maybe Matt Drudge also wants to be a basement-dwelling, morbidly obese shut in who's almost out of money?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 11:45 AM (ul9CR)

436 Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:36 AM (u0s1P)

Is it uniformed? Texas Sweet light crude and North Sea Brent seem to be different.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 01, 2017 11:45 AM (1b+5Z)

437 What the hell is Ryan supposed to DO exactly about a jerk like Rep. Kizinger (R-Illinois)? And the other 14 that are just as bad?
Posted by: mnw at May 01, 2017 11:38 AM (2zIj5)


Put a bill up and dare them to vote against it. Get 'em on record if they do. THEN Primary their asses.

Just like the ObamaCare "repeal" bill they all voted on in 2016. Enough Yeas still in office to pass it ... unless somebody changes their vote.

We're being played. Choosing between D and R ain't looking so binary anymore.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 11:45 AM (fxdyE)

438 He'll come back in 3 months a perpetually triggered snowflake with nose ring, a new boyfriend and a "this is what a feminist looks like" t-shirt.
Posted by: Agent Cooper at May 01, 2017 11:38 AM (1zARK)

Well, it's probably the '40s or thereabouts, so he'll more likely come back with horn-rimmed glasses, tight pants, and a bunch of trivial and superficial observations about Hegel.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 11:45 AM (AURKQ)

439 *facepalms*

No wonder Genesis planet went Ka-boom, you used anti-mater instead of your Universal Fix-it of the Mad Scientist - proto-matter.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 11:46 AM (UEB67)

440 Current consensus is right.

That's what they said about plate tectonics and the germ theory of disease!

And also the Hollow Earth Theory, so, you know.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:46 AM (u0s1P)

441 Both are about rocks. One just sparkles more and does not require going Outside.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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I'm reminded of this billboard, which they had to take down because of protests.
http://tinyurl.com/kqnjpex

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 11:46 AM (ZO497)

442 Geology or Gemology?



Geology is fascinating. I wish I'd known sooner how much I liked
it. Granted, Outside, but at least I'd have had better options.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:44 AM (u0s1P)

Archaeology is where the action is. Btw, love your spices and seasonings.

Posted by: Professor Indiana Jones at May 01, 2017 11:47 AM (JO9+V)

443 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 01, 2017 11:44 AM (0deF2)

Pffft. What would you know about the development and extraction of underground petroleum and other hydrocarbon fuels?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 01, 2017 11:47 AM (8nWyX)

444 The Saudi Ghawar field

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Tyring to picture what a Saudi GWAR would look like

Posted by: josephistan at May 01, 2017 11:47 AM (7HtZB)

445 No silver? No mercury? How am I going to have my syphilis treated then!?

Posted by: zombie 18th century nobleman at May 01, 2017 11:48 AM (nlbfN)

446 Publicly out them. Let's have a national debate on what these people are doing.

Ryan gives them cover. It's almost like he WANTS their position to win the day...

Almost.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 11:42 AM (TOk1P)

Out them to who?

These people are voted in by their constituents in the district and unless a different Republican wins a primary against them, there isn't anything those of us who don't live in their district can do about them. Paul Ryan running to CNN or Fox to complain about these people is going to do exactly what?

This is representative Republicanism.

Posted by: Jen at May 01, 2017 11:48 AM (bJ+bK)

447 Well, it's probably the '40s or thereabouts, so he'll more likely come back with horn-rimmed glasses, tight pants, and a bunch of trivial and superficial observations about Hegel.
Posted by: Warai-otoko
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Enrolling for the Fall semester, 1941.

A year from now, he'll be aboard a troop transport.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 11:49 AM (ZO497)

448 Is it uniformed? Texas Sweet light crude and North Sea Brent seem to be different.

Okay, now that you call me on it, I don't quite remember the background for that statement, but IIRC it was the idea that you'd get, say, identical Texas Sweet Light several places, where the biomass sources probably would've been different.

Or maybe I'm misrembering and then repeating mangled nonsense. That happens too.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 11:49 AM (u0s1P)

449 Sometimes I do wish that I could do college over again and this time I would have been a geologist.

Yes, I know that means I would have to go Outside.
Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:36 AM (dEQP3)

And then there are the graboids to contend with.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 11:50 AM (0mRoj)

450 The oil offshore from Brazil is very similar in composition to the oil offshore of west Africa. Currently with a sixth generation drillship we can drill in up to 12,000 feet depth. That's it with state of the art equipment that would amaze you. Such as dynamic positioning by giant thrusters below the ship, because it's way too deep to anchor. My point is that the oil off Brazil may go all the to Africa. We just don't know. Yet. Don't worry, if we get low on oil some clever folks will go find some more.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 01, 2017 11:51 AM (JoaM3)

451 Did anyone watch American Gods last night? I
love Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and I thought the scene with Audrey at
the graves was just perfectly down with the combined rage and grief.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:16 AM


Wait, wait, wait....

They made that into a movie and I wasn't aware of it? Well, crap.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 11:51 AM (p+Wdc)

452 Publicly out them. Let's have a national debate on what these people are doing.

Ryan gives them cover. It's almost like he WANTS their position to win the day...

Almost.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 11:42 AM (TOk1P)

Out them to who?

These people are voted in by their constituents in the district and unless a different Republican wins a primary against them, there isn't anything those of us who don't live in their district can do about them. Paul Ryan running to CNN or Fox to complain about these people is going to do exactly what?

This is representative Republicanism.

Posted by: Jen at May 01, 2017 11:48 AM (bJ+bK)


Oh, ok. You don't actually want an answer. You want an excuse.

Carry on then.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 11:51 AM (TOk1P)

453 No silver? No mercury? How am I going to have my syphilis treated then!?

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Sex with a virgin was a common treatment.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 11:51 AM (KL5IY)

454 What would be fun is if they send a probe to one of those Jovian or Saturnian moons with evidence of hydrocarbons and find evidence of oil.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 01, 2017 11:51 AM (Tnhbr)

455 446 Out them to who?

These people are voted in by their constituents in the district and unless a different Republican wins a primary against them, there isn't anything those of us who don't live in their district can do about them. Paul Ryan running to CNN or Fox to complain about these people is going to do exactly what?

This is representative Republicanism.
Posted by: Jen at May 01, 2017 11:48 AM (bJ+bK)

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What if their constituents like squishy RINOs?

Can't have a Ted Cruz in every seat, as much as we may want it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:51 AM (/prE6)

456 Consensus Johnson is right!

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at May 01, 2017 11:52 AM (0mRoj)

457 Out them to who?




Their constituents?
Out them - in your face advertising SPECIFICALLY mentioning that such and such voted to take candy from a baby and to force widders & orphans to beg for food.

Not allowing them cover by allowing them to gloss over their voting record.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:52 AM (Njtx4)

458 >>Sometimes I do wish that I could do college over again and this time I would have been a geologist.

I had a friend I played ball with in high school. He turned a couple free rides to play ball and even a walk on with the Colts to pursue geology and play ball at a D2 school and go into that field.

He then went directly to Exxon where he is probably now making major coin. He was wicked smaht.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 11:53 AM (/tuJf)

459 They made that into a movie and I wasn't aware of it? Well, crap.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


Mini-series.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 01, 2017 11:53 AM (GgzGa)

460 I love Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday





Swear gin cocksuka!
Posted by: Mr. Wu

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:53 AM (Njtx4)

461
Theyve found methane on several celestial bodies. Wonder how that got there.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (KL5IY)

462 >>>84
I know we haven't hit 100 yet, but this is too good to wait for. Insty linked the Moment that Hillary was forced to give up her dream.

http://nypost.com/2017/04/30/the-moment-hillary-clinton-was-forced-to-give-up-her-dream/

The lamentations of the womyn are delicious.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 01, 2017 09:54 AM (XWkhW)

The photos are worth the cost!

Posted by: m at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (Gqgs8)

463 461
Theyve found methane on several celestial bodies. Wonder how that got there.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (KL5IY)

Angel farts.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (0mRoj)

464 I have often wondered what jewels, minerals and gold have gone across the shale shakers without anyone noticing. I once saw a stick that came up from a few thousand feet downhole.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (JoaM3)

465 A year from now, he'll be aboardcommanding a troop transport.

Many of the great fleet admirals were from landlocked places like Nebraska and West Texas.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (H5rtT)

466 Wait, wait, wait....

They made that into a movie and I wasn't aware of it? Well, crap.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 11:51 AM (p+Wdc)



Eight episode mini series, oh, I'm sorry, limited television event, on Starz. Last night was the first episode.

And, yes, since it's Starz that means graphic sex and violence.


I'm a little bit torn on how they changed the look of Technical Boy but it is more in line with what the Internet is now. For example, you want to beat his face in due simply to the hair cut.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (dEQP3)

467 Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 11:53 AM (/tuJf)

Was Ben Affleck's character in Armageddon based on your friend?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (1b+5Z)

468 Trump needs to Veto this POS CR.

That puke Ryan swore up and down that they would be going back to regular order.

Then these disgraces go and take most of April off knowing this was hanging out there.

Absolutely unacceptable.

What a disgrace.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (Gh/jd)

469 The Dems managed to get every single Dem to vote for Obamacare, no matter how unpopular it was with some of their constituents.

The Dems manage to herd their cats. I refuse to believe the Repubs are incapable.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (ul9CR)

470 What if their constituents like squishy RINOs?

Can't have a Ted Cruz in every seat, as much as we may want it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:51 AM (/prE6)


Not every D Congressmen may be in a district that loves pressing 2 for English either. Put Wall funding in the bill, roll it out, and see what happens.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (fxdyE)

471 464 I have often wondered what jewels, minerals and gold have gone across the shale shakers without anyone noticing. I once saw a stick that came up from a few thousand feet downhole.
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (JoaM3)

And the fossilized remains of the dog that ran to fetch it.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (0mRoj)

472
And, yes, since it's Starz that means graphic sex and violence.


That's a sign of quality television.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 01, 2017 11:56 AM (Tnhbr)

473
Fox Business is showing Commie Day protest from around the country. They look a little sparse. 50-100 people at each of the ones they showed.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 01, 2017 11:56 AM (493sH)

474 Theyve found methane on several celestial bodies. Wonder how that got there.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (KL5IY)


Alien cow farts? It has to be alien cow farts, right?



I am assured by vegetarians that all methane comes from cow farts and I am destroying the planet by eating steaks so...

Posted by: redbanzai at May 01, 2017 11:56 AM (qf8IB)

475 The oil offshore from Brazil is very similar in
composition to the oil offshore of west Africa. Currently with a sixth
generation drillship we can drill in up to 12,000 feet depth. That's it
with state of the art equipment that would amaze you. Such as dynamic
positioning by giant thrusters below the ship, because it's way too deep
to anchor. My point is that the oil off Brazil may go all the to
Africa. We just don't know. Yet. Don't worry, if we get low on oil
some clever folks will go find some more.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 01, 2017 11:51 AM (JoaM3)


Way back when weren't they one landmass, Brazil and Africa? So a separated at birth kinda thing going on?

Posted by: Count de Monet, one semsester of World Geography at May 01, 2017 11:56 AM (JO9+V)

476 >>461 Theyve found methane on several celestial bodies. Wonder how that got there. Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (KL5IY)

The bugs. They're bread-crumbing us into a galactic trap.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 11:56 AM (Bdeb0)

477 That's me in about three months. (The guy on the left.) Excited for the boy, but sad nonetheless.

Posted by: Elwood P. Dowd at May 01, 2017 11:57 AM (MiBr0)

478
Not every D Congressmen may be in a district
that loves pressing 2 for English either. Put Wall funding in the bill,
roll it out, and see what happens.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (fxdyE)

This. Same with actual Obamacare repeal.

Posted by: redbanzai at May 01, 2017 11:57 AM (qf8IB)

479 Science says you don't really know, the consensus can be wrong and you can get surprised.

My big question with the consensus is how did the necessary amount of biomass get underground

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 11:57 AM (SIY7D)

480 Out them to who?

-----------------------------
Their constituents?
Out them - in your face advertising SPECIFICALLY mentioning that such and such voted to take candy from a baby and to force widders & orphans to beg for food.

Not allowing them cover by allowing them to gloss over their voting record.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:52 AM (Njtx4)


I wish people would just be honest. Ever since the Republicans got the majority back, some people want so desperately to hang onto it, that pretty much everything else comes secondary to it.

Hold the precious majority/don't do anything the squares might not like.

Once again, for the bazillionth time: that's how you got Trump.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 11:57 AM (TOk1P)

481
He then went directly to Exxon where he is probably now making major coin. He was wicked smaht.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 11:53 AM (/tuJf)



Yeah, oil company geologists make serious money. Funny how you get paid a ton of money for finding oil. Weird how that works. From the little I understand of it, it's a combination of being wicked smaht, working your butt off and intuition.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:57 AM (dEQP3)

482 NRO saying the rumors of Kennedy's impending retirement continue and are getting stronger.

I say he pulls the trigger this summer. I don't think he want's to risk pulling a "RBG" blunder of waiting and regretting. No wonder why the Left calls her Notorious.

Posted by: WisRich at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (hdpay)

483 Theyve found methane on several celestial bodies. Wonder how that got there.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (KL5IY)

Dutch oven surprise!

Posted by: Count de Monet, one semsester of World Geography at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (JO9+V)

484 469 The Dems managed to get every single Dem to vote for Obamacare, no matter how unpopular it was with some of their constituents.

The Dems manage to herd their cats. I refuse to believe the Repubs are incapable.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (ul9CR)

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

No they didn't.

Pelosi allowed a few Democrats to vote against it in the House, to try and save their seats.

Didn't work, though.

But yeah, Pelosi is better at the carrot and stick game than Ryan seems to be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (/prE6)

485
Consensus Johnson is right!

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at May 01, 2017 11:52 AM


I agree with Olsen Johnson!

Posted by: RMBS Johnson at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (p+Wdc)

486 "And there is a difference between "a good Democrat" and "a frigging retard?"


One has a tombstone.

The other eats paste and giggles a lot.



Too much?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (J+eG2)

487 Sex with a virgin was a common treatment.>>>

Still is for AIDS.

Posted by: African Witchdoctor at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (VHt7K)

488 464 I have often wondered what jewels, minerals and gold have gone across the shale shakers without anyone noticing. I once saw a stick that came up from a few thousand feet downhole.
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (JoaM3)

I'd imagine the value of whatever detritus floats across the tables is not even close to the lost production value of stopping the rig to fish it out? I base that on the W.A.G. algorithm.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 11:59 AM (AURKQ)

489 The Future of days past

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/selection-du-weekend-241-73.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 11:59 AM (UEB67)

490 487 Sex with a virgin was a common treatment.>>>

Still is for AIDS.

Posted by: African Witchdoctor at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (VHt7K)

Hasa diga eebowai!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (0mRoj)

491 482 NRO saying the rumors of Kennedy's impending retirement continue and are getting stronger.

I say he pulls the trigger this summer. I don't think he want's to risk pulling a "RBG" blunder of waiting and regretting. No wonder why the Left calls her Notorious.
Posted by: WisRich at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (hdpay)

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

Clarence Thomas clone replaces Kennedy.

John Roberts is the swing justice.

I could live with that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (/prE6)

492 He then went directly to Exxon where he is probably now making major coin. He was wicked smaht. Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 11:53 AM (/tuJf)
Yeah, oil company geologists make serious money. Funny how you get
paid a ton of money for finding oil. Weird how that works. From the
little I understand of it, it's a combination of being wicked smaht,
working your butt off and intuition. Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:57 AM (dEQP3)
=====

But, but, but . . . you can't teach Geography or any of those factual things any more. Social Studies, people. Social Studies.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (MIKMs)

493 I wish people would just be honest. Ever since the Republicans got the majority back, some people want so desperately to hang onto it, that pretty much everything else comes secondary to it.

We have a winner.

I look forward to voting against every Indiana GOP member in the primary ... and general if necessary ... in 2018 and possibly beyond.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (fxdyE)

494 I have often wondered what jewels, minerals and gold have gone across the shale shakers without anyone noticing. I once saw a stick that came up from a few thousand feet downhole.
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 01, 2017 11:54 AM (JoaM3)



That mining company in Mexico found the crystal cavern completely by accident.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (dEQP3)

495 Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg will be one of those talking heads in a jar but still sitting on the Supreme Court...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (UEB67)

496 495 Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg will be one of those talking heads in a jar but still sitting on the Supreme Court...
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (UEB67)

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

"A-rooo"
-Nixon

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 12:01 PM (/prE6)

497 495
Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg will be one of those talking heads in a jar but still sitting on the Supreme Court...


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (UEB67)

They might try pickling her with kale.

Posted by: IC at May 01, 2017 12:01 PM (a0IVu)

498 The Dems managed to get every single Dem to vote for Obamacare, no matter how unpopular it was with some of their constituents.

The Dems manage to herd their cats. I refuse to believe the Repubs are incapable.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM (ul9CR)



Which is why it's rather pointless to talk about what Ryan should be doing. Ryan should do this/Ryan should do that.

Ryan is doing EXACTLY what Ryan believes he should be doing.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:01 PM (TOk1P)

499

aaarrrrrrg

Stop saying "wicked smaht".

Unless ya'all want Matt Damon's face pictured with your posts.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 12:01 PM (KL5IY)

500 Sex with a virgin was a common treatment.>>>



Still is for AIDS.



Posted by: African Witchdoctor at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (VHt7K)



Hasa diga eebowai!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (0mRoj)

Sex with a virgin beats washing my dick!

Posted by: Nigerian Prince with a offer for you at May 01, 2017 12:02 PM (JO9+V)

501 My big question with the consensus is how did the necessary amount of biomass get underground
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 11:57 AM (SIY7D)

Stratification of metric butt-loads of plankton is my understanding.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 12:02 PM (AURKQ)

502 Eight episode mini series, oh, I'm sorry, limited television event, on Starz. Last night was the first episode.



And, yes, since it's Starz that means graphic sex and violence.





I'm a little bit torn on how they changed the look of Technical Boy
but it is more in line with what the Internet is now. For example, you
want to beat his face in due simply to the hair cut.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 11:55 AM


Thank you for the heads-up, Your Malevolence. I'll have to look into this.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 12:02 PM (p+Wdc)

503 Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg will be one of those talking heads in a jar but still sitting on the Supreme Court...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (UEB67)



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



"A-rooo"

-Nixon

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 12:01 PM (/prE6)

Thankfully, her vote will only count for half a vote at that point.

Posted by: redbanzai at May 01, 2017 12:03 PM (qf8IB)

504 Consensus Johnson is right!

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at May 01, 2017 11:52 AM

I agree with Olsen Johnson!
Posted by: RMBS Johnson



I concur with RMBS Johnson!
Posted by: Big Johnson

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 12:03 PM (Njtx4)

505 Speaking of biomass, a Cliff Clavin piece of trivia I like is the number of people who have ever lived on earth.

Last I looked at that figure it was calculated to be about 108 billion. That means about 100 billion have come and gone.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 01, 2017 12:03 PM (1b+5Z)

506 Last spring I had to clear the place out for The Weddin. Uncle had a commercially made but bedraggled pony cart, welded up nice of bent conduit, he'd used as a lawn decoration. I blew about a week building an Amish-style pedlar buggy body on it, and delivered same to wife's family's farmhouse, out in Mennonite country, now occupied by MIL, BIL and SIL.

He had it chained to a tree last summer, but somehow forgot the chain when it come-out-the-barn too earlye in the Spring, so, a 60ish gust caught 'er, turned it over three times, and kinked one of the traces.

I was kind of uncharacteristically proud of my wagon-wrighting, since the box didn't cave in. Not a scratch. Then Family announced they're planning to fix the trace with duct tape. Since it's just for looks anyway.

Had to remind them that I built that sonofabitch for them, free, because they have six grand-daughters, and the neighbor has a bored and underutilized pony. And then I had to cart my arse out there and blacksmith the dang thing back together. It's stronger'n new now, but it pretty well blew Saturday. Sturdy, simple folk my ass. And then I have to listen to them pontificate on the "un-neighborliness" of our foreign policy.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 12:04 PM (H5rtT)

507 "A-rooo"

-Nixon

Where's Headless Body of Agnew when you need him!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 12:04 PM (AURKQ)

508 >>Was Ben Affleck's character in Armageddon based on your friend?

Nah, he was more the cerebral type than the buckaroo banzai type. And a hell of a lot bigger than Affleck.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 12:04 PM (/tuJf)

509 Thank you for the heads-up, Your Malevolence. I'll have to look into this.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 12:02 PM (p+Wdc)



Sunday nights at 9. I wasn't going to watch and then decided eh what the hell and I found it very good indeed.

Crispin Glover is playing Mr. World.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 12:04 PM (dEQP3)

510 During WWII there a Texas oil finder guy who was a legendary talent. He had a nose for where to drill from just flying over and looking at the land formations.

The US flew him over Saudi Arabia and this guy had an orgasm. Which is why FDR stopped to meet the Saudi King on the way back from one of the conferences with Stalin. Which is why we stole Saudi oil form under the noses of the Brits.

This is in The Prize, a great non-fiction book about the history of the oil industry which doubles as a history of the 20th Century

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 12:04 PM (SIY7D)

511
Last I looked at that figure it was calculated to be about 108 billion. That means about 100 billion have come and gone.
Posted by: Jack Sock


That means Hell is about 2/3 full.

Posted by: Roy at May 01, 2017 12:04 PM (7n4KQ)

512 My big question with the consensus is how did the necessary amount of biomass get underground
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 11:57 AM (SIY7D)

Stratification of metric butt-loads of plankton is my understanding



Plankton? Was always told it was plant life.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 12:04 PM (Njtx4)

513 Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg will be one of those talking heads in a jar but still sitting on the Supreme Court...


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (UEB67)


Everything in Star Trek TOS will come true at some point.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 01, 2017 12:05 PM (JO9+V)

514 No they didn't.

Pelosi allowed a few Democrats to vote against it in the House, to try and save their seats.

Didn't work, though.

But yeah, Pelosi is better at the carrot and stick game than Ryan seems to be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (/prE6)



Senate managed to get precisely the number they needed though.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:05 PM (TOk1P)

515 Everything in Star Trek TOS will come true at some point.
--------------------

e.g. Gay Sulu

Posted by: Roy at May 01, 2017 12:05 PM (7n4KQ)

516 *discovers a new Internet industry*

Looks like they've hit Art Bell territory with the death of Simon the rabbit.

One questionable source is claiming that Simon froze to death in the hold of the UA 767. And to make matters even worse, UA has cremated Simon sans owner's consent.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:05 PM (UEB67)

517 Alex, be sure they give you a dehumidifier or three for a few weeks. You're already going to have some dandy smells from wet carpet and padding. No reason to get mold, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 01, 2017 12:06 PM (fD1ST)

518 And to make matters even worse, UA has cremated Simon sans owner's consent.
====


Hassenpfeffer.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 12:07 PM (C52a9)

519 That excerpt from the book feels false to me.I can't imagine Hillary apologizing to Obama.Way more likely to curse him out and blame him.

Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 12:07 PM (r/0kC)

520 514 No they didn't.

Pelosi allowed a few Democrats to vote against it in the House, to try and save their seats.

Didn't work, though.

But yeah, Pelosi is better at the carrot and stick game than Ryan seems to be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (/prE6)



Senate managed to get precisely the number they needed though.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:05 PM (TOk1P)

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

Because it's all kabuki.

Harumph.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 12:07 PM (/prE6)

521 I'm sure that we have all talked about the painting till there is nothing else to point out.

But, I just got here a few minutes ago, and finally had a chance to really look at it.

Train track
Red lantern to signal a stop
The boy has gnarled and calloused hands like his father
Tobacco bag tag sticking out of hands shirt pocket
Unstuck match in dads hand.



I think that every one of us who has left home can relate to some aspect of this painting.


Including dads unsaid hope of a son growing to be a man, and a success.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:08 PM (J+eG2)

522 >>I was kind of uncharacteristically proud of my wagon-wrighting, since the box didn't cave in.

Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay/that was built in such a logical way...?

Posted by: Oliver Wendell Zod at May 01, 2017 12:08 PM (Bdeb0)

523 Plankton? Was always told it was plant life.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 12:04 PM (Njtx4)

Don't quote me on this, but I recall reading somewhere reputable that there's been wayyyyyy more biomass of single celled and microscopic organisms on Earth than macroscopic plants and animals and whatnot. By like several orders of magnitude. Even now, I think the total biomass of the planet is mostly single celled critters living in the ocean.

Could just be a flaky extrapolation, but it passes the smell test for me at least.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 12:08 PM (AURKQ)

524 One questionable source is claiming that Simon froze to death in the hold of the UA 767. And to make matters even worse, UA has cremated Simon sans owner's consent.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:05 PM (UEB67)

Destroying evidence. Great move...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 01, 2017 12:08 PM (0mRoj)

525 >>Stop saying "wicked smaht".

We was saying wicked smaht long before that twat from Cambridge came along.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 12:09 PM (/tuJf)

526 No they didn't.

Pelosi allowed a few Democrats to vote against it in the House, to try and save their seats.

Didn't work, though.

But yeah, Pelosi is better at the carrot and stick game than Ryan seems to be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 11:58 AM (/prE6)

Senate managed to get precisely the number they needed though.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:05 PM (TOk1P)

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

Because it's all kabuki.

Harumph.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 12:07 PM (/prE6)


Which is why I get so steamed when people make excuses for Ryan. He's doing what HIS constituents want.

What people need to come to terms with is, his constituents ain't us.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:09 PM (TOk1P)

527 >>519
That excerpt from the book feels false to me.I can't imagine Hillary
apologizing to Obama.Way more likely to curse him out and blame him. Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 12:07 PM (r/0kC)

Yeah, that struck a false note. Looks like "generous narrative rehabilitation," i.e. complete horseshit.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 12:09 PM (Bdeb0)

528 And keep us posted on the AC flood problem. My money is on a clear line but the float switch being obstructed by algae and never activating the pump.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 01, 2017 12:09 PM (fD1ST)

529 I look forward to voting against every Indiana GOP member in the primary ... and general if necessary ... in 2018 and possibly beyond.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (fxdyE)

Yeah, the old 'winning by losing' strategy. Fascinating stuff. Riveting.

Posted by: troyriser at May 01, 2017 12:10 PM (Fw5cQ)

530 Interesting how the father makes certain his leg touches the son's. He is scared of letting him go. He is much like the dog resting his head on the son's other leg.

The son has no trepidation of leaving, looking off at the distance, anticipating his passage out of what he considers nowhere (and it is nowhere, not even a true train stop, evidenced by the lantern and flag used to hail the train). He is aloof to those who love him and ready to break ties. But the son is not as sophisticated as he his stature suggests. He tie and socks are too gaudy, imitations of what he thinks "college men" wear. His tie is also askew, pushed off to one side, since he true does not know the procedure of dressing up. And he advertises that he is going to college. It will be shock when the other college kids don't slap "State U" stickers all over their luggage.

He will find out he is a rube when among his college betters, no matter how smart he might be. He will discover they view him as he might likely view his father, backward, old fashioned, worth ignoring.

Despite all of this, the father is proud of his son and the adventure he is taking. He has taken the time to put on his dress boots to drop him off at the train. They are old and most likely the only pair he's ever owned, but they are cared for enough they still shine, despite some scuffing at the toe.

Posted by: Judge Holdren at May 01, 2017 12:11 PM (uL8jA)

531 Out of Blighty, The Sun is reporting the cremation

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lef4vll

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:11 PM (UEB67)

532 That excerpt from the book feels false to me.I can't imagine Hillaryapologizing to Obama.Way more likely to curse him out and blame him. Posted by: steevy
Yeah, that struck a false note. Looks like "generous narrative rehabilitation," i.e. complete horseshit.
Posted by: General Zod
====


Oh anger happened. Oh yes it did.

Hillary took Huma's phone and faked a smile with her voice. "Congratulations, Donald," she said, suppressing the anger that touched every nerve in her body. "I'll be supportive of the country's success, and that means your success as president." Trump credited her for being a smart opponent who ran a tough campaign. The denouement lasted all of about a minute.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (C52a9)

533 They are ruddy faced. THAT IS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (vRcUp)

534 Train track
Red lantern to signal a stop
The boy has gnarled and calloused hands like his father
Tobacco bag tag sticking out of hands shirt pocket
Unstuck match in dads hand.



The soft sachet in the boy's hand must be the lunch Mom packed for him. I'm sure he hides or tosses it as soon as he's eaten.

Why is Dad holding both his own hat and the boy's?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (gIRsn)

535 529 I look forward to voting against every Indiana GOP member in the primary ... and general if necessary ... in 2018 and possibly beyond.
Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 12:00 PM (fxdyE)

Yeah, the old 'winning by losing' strategy. Fascinating stuff. Riveting.
Posted by: troyriser at May 01, 2017 12:10 PM (Fw5cQ)


Hey sport ... how 'bout you take care of your vote ... and I'll take care of mine.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (fxdyE)

536 *falls over*

The ground handlers at Chicago O'Hare put the giant rabbit in a chiller so Simon actually froze to death after arriving safely.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (UEB67)

537
507 "A-rooo"

-Nixon

Where's Headless Body of Agnew when you need him!
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 12:04 PM (AURKQ)

AAARRRGGGGG!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (e1mEI)

538 From the little I understand of it, it's a combination of being wicked smaht, working your butt off and intuition.
Posted by: alexthechick
--------

But...the guy that sold me this dowsing stick said...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (ZO497)

539 Alex, be sure they give you a dehumidifier or three for a few weeks. You're already going to have some dandy smells from wet carpet and padding. No reason to get mold, too.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 01, 2017 12:06 PM (fD1ST)



Oh thank you for the reminder.

The smell shouldn't be so bad because I had the carpets cleaned a couple of months ago.

This happened at a fortunate time, actually, since it's going to be in the low 70's all week so not having a/c for a bit won't be an issue.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (dEQP3)

540 I think that every one of us who has left home can relate to some aspect of this painting.

Including dads unsaid hope of a son growing to be a man, and a success.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:08 PM (J+eG2)


The thing that strikes me is the utter obliviousness of the boy. Looking past his dad with anticipation, and he has NO idea what is about to hit him.

Dad knows. And the boy just thinks how nice it will be to get away from all these bumpkins who don't know nothin' about nothin'.

So yeah, I can relate. I am/was that boy.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (TOk1P)

541 You want oil? Go eat at that dive the Krusty Krab. Them Krabby Patties are full of it.

The Chum Bucket rules!! Bwahahahaha!

Posted by: Sheldon J Plankton at May 01, 2017 12:14 PM (JO9+V)

542 "Out of Blighty, The Sun is reporting the cremation

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lef4vll"



What's that?

The giant rabbit, named Icarus flew close to the sun, and burnt up?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:14 PM (J+eG2)

543 That means about 100 billion have come and gone.

Posted by: Jack Sock

When I was t'college, back in Peak ZPG days, we were taught that the current population of Earth outnumbered the total of all predecessors. Wonder what changed?

That was before Physical Geography became Earth Science.
BTW, all Geography except that one were always Humanities.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 12:14 PM (H5rtT)

544 Has there ever been a bad Norman Rockwell painting?

Posted by: Scuba Dude at May 01, 2017 12:14 PM (zbDht)

545 Why is Dad holding both his own hat and the boy's?
Posted by: Bandersnatch
-----------

Men don't cry.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 12:15 PM (ZO497)

546 AAARRRGGGGG!
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (e1mEI)

-----

Ummmm.... You cant say AAARRRGGGGG

You have no head

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 12:16 PM (KL5IY)

547 The ground handlers at Chicago O'Hare put the giant rabbit in a chiller so Simon actually froze to death after arriving safely.

A freezer! Now you tell me!

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at May 01, 2017 12:16 PM (u0s1P)

548 >>Oh anger happened. Oh yes it did.
Hillary
took Huma's phone and faked a smile with her voice. "Congratulations,
Donald," she said, suppressing the anger that touched every nerve in her
body. "I'll be supportive of the country's success, and that means your
success as president." Trump credited her for being a smart opponent
who ran a tough campaign. The denouement lasted all of about a minute.Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (C52a9)

Where is the video? Someone must have recorded her graceful, poised acceptance of the results, model of decorum that she is. And I'd like very, very much to see proof of that. Very much.

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 12:16 PM (Bdeb0)

549 The smell shouldn't be so bad because I had the carpets cleaned a couple of months ago.




Posted by: Hanging Curve Ball at May 01, 2017 12:16 PM (JO9+V)

550 Trump credited her for being a smart opponent who ran a tough campaign. The denouement lasted all of about a minute.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (C52a9)


hehehehe.... i definitely read this as an intentional burn on her by Donnie. She knows, and he knows, and she knows that he knows, and he knows that she... (etc. etc.) ... knows, that her campaign was a joke from top to bottom. It's almost borderline sarcasm. "Yeah, real nice campaign you ran there. Heckuva job."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 12:17 PM (AURKQ)

551 Hey! You can set aside all concern that Junior here is going to die in WWII.
The date on this cover painting is 1954. He'll even miss Korea!

He will be a beatnik, though. Or a petroleum engineer.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 12:17 PM (H5rtT)

552 *jots down Hanging Curve Ball's hash*

Expect a special delivery in the next day.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:17 PM (UEB67)

553 >>>Men don't cry.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

*fistbump* No, dude, we don't.

Posted by: Chazz Bono at May 01, 2017 12:17 PM (vRcUp)

554 546 AAARRRGGGGG!
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (e1mEI)

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Ummmm.... You cant say AAARRRGGGGG

You have no head
Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 12:16 PM (KL5IY)

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

fixerupper's homework:

Watch more Futurama.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 01, 2017 12:18 PM (/prE6)

555 >>Why is Dad holding both his own hat and the boy's?

The hat stays on the farm, it doesn't go with him to State U.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2017 12:18 PM (/tuJf)

556 Has there ever been a bad Norman Rockwell painting?
Posted by: Scuba Dude
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Only when he was spoofing 'modern art'. And even that speaks volumes:
http://tinyurl.com/l32peka

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 12:18 PM (ZO497)

557 Everything in Star Trek TOS will come true at some point.

---

sometimes wonder which planet from the original series i'd most like to live on.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 12:18 PM (h/uSM)

558
546 AAARRRGGGGG!
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (e1mEI)

-----

Ummmm.... You cant say AAARRRGGGGG

You have no head
Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 12:16 PM (KL5IY)

" "

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 01, 2017 12:18 PM (e1mEI)

559
395 I want oil to turn out to be an abiotic renewable resource because that would be hilarious and I'm not a good person.

Also I love the whole oh there's no path to the surface. Well, there's no path to the surface right up until the second there is.
Posted by: alexthechick



La Brea Tar Pits. Deep & shallow ocean seeps. One just off the coast of Southern California.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 11:30 AM (Njtx4)








The oil seeps off the coast of Santa Barbara are fun. They leave tar balls all over the beaches, and they leave a sheen on the ocean surface that's visible from the air.

Every couple of years, the local TV stations do news stories about how the offshore oil rigs are spilling oil willy-nilly and ruining the beaches "See! Look at the tar balls! I got icky tar on my bare feet!"

Then about a week later, they run a retraction "My bad. It's just the natural oil seeps."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 01, 2017 12:18 PM (XWkhW)

560 "Dad knows. And the boy just thinks how nice it will be to get away from all these bumpkins who don't know nothin' about nothin'.

So yeah, I can relate. I am/was that boy. "

I was that boy, in 1977, heading to Great Lakes for Bootcamp.

Now, as a father, I think of our son, heading to Great Lakes for boot camp in November.

Exactly four days shy of 40 years to the day from the day I left home.

And I pray to God that we as parents have been able to instill in him the values which my parents strove to instill in me.


So yeh....this painting hits a very personal note for me as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:18 PM (J+eG2)

561 Futurama?

A cat named Frye
http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/selection-du-weekend-241-58.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:18 PM (UEB67)

562 Where is the video? Someone must have recorded her graceful, poised acceptance of the results, model of decorum that she is. And I'd like very, very much to see proof of that. Very much.
===

I doubt very much that anything electronic survived the EMP from that meltdown.

I never expect unvarnished truth in journalism. Ever.

But I am enjoying using my imagination to "fill in the blanks".

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 12:19 PM (C52a9)

563 When I was t'college, back in Peak ZPG days, we were taught that the current population of Earth outnumbered the total of all predecessors. Wonder what changed?

My serious, non-snarky guess is that population estimates of Ancient Times-- maybe especially pre-Columbian America-- have changed a lot in the past several decades.

More accurate or less, I dunno, but it sounds hard. (And if you count infant deaths instead of adult populations-- ooh, boy.)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 12:19 PM (u0s1P)

564 The thing that strikes me is the utter obliviousness of the boy.
Looking past his dad with anticipation, and he has NO idea what is about
to hit him.
=====

I saw the boy as being scared to death. Rigid posture, overly bright clothes, loving support from dog and dad. But he will put a manly face on it, give a short handshake, and go out in the world.

Rockwell did it perfectly -- all the ambiguity.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 01, 2017 12:19 PM (MIKMs)

565 Men don't cry.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
----

*weeps*

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at May 01, 2017 12:19 PM (ZO497)

566 Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 12:14 PM (H5rtT)

I think that was a theory from one guy. Don't know what changed but it's interesting enough to me to take a look at that question.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 01, 2017 12:19 PM (1b+5Z)

567 Only when he was spoofing 'modern art'. And even that speaks volumes:
http://tinyurl.com/l32peka

--

shoulda had the guy scratching his head

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 12:20 PM (h/uSM)

568 >>>220 And in comes the shitter to drop his turd.
Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 10:44 AM (r/0kC)

?

Posted by: m at May 01, 2017 12:20 PM (Gqgs8)

569 What about the drapes?

I used that one at a fancy French dinner party along with, "Monsieur's wife is so fat that when she sits around the palace, she really sits around the palace!"

Posted by: zombie 18th century nobleman at May 01, 2017 12:20 PM (nlbfN)

570 Someone must have recorded her graceful, poised acceptance of the results, model of decorum that she is.

There was video, but it was...interrupted.
Who even knew hotel suites still had ashtrays?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 12:20 PM (H5rtT)

571 Ummmmmmm

Futurama?

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 12:20 PM (KL5IY)

572 The kid thinks he's going off to school to learn scientific farming so he can come back and help Dad get more yield with his understanding of biochemistry and plant nutrition.

He doesn't know that while he's in school he'll have to study tech so that he can program the GPS in the new tractors.

He'll be shocked when he finds out he has to go to law school to fight John Deere for the right to repair his own tractor, or else become a Ukranian hacker to write a workaround.

http://bit.ly/2mNqNPn

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 01, 2017 12:21 PM (gIRsn)

573 But I am enjoying using my imagination to "fill in the blanks".
Posted by: Mortimer

------

Ashtrays and lamps.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 01, 2017 12:21 PM (ZO497)

574 "Trump credited her for being a smart opponent who ran a tough campaign."

I don't believe this story about the last hours of the Hillary campaign.

And Trump never said she was campaign. During a debate he said she was "tough" or words to that effect.
Relentless and crazed could have been substitued

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 12:21 PM (SIY7D)

575 Where is the video? Someone must have recorded her graceful, poised acceptance of the results, model of decorum that she is. And I'd like very, very much to see proof of that. Very much.
Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 12:16 PM (Bdeb0)



I choose to believe that she physically attacked Mook and Podesta as the rumors right after the election said occurred.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 12:21 PM (dEQP3)

576 The young guy is checking some skirt that just walked by.

Posted by: wth at May 01, 2017 12:22 PM (HgMAr)

577 565 Men don't cry.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
----

*weeps*
Posted by: Bruce Jenner at May 01, 2017 12:19 PM (ZO497)


---

this hurts my feelings

Posted by: John Boner at May 01, 2017 12:22 PM (h/uSM)

578 I saw the boy as being scared to death. Rigid posture, overly bright clothes, loving support from dog and dad. But he will put a manly face on it, give a short handshake, and go out in the world.

Rockwell did it perfectly -- all the ambiguity.

===



Dad's thinking, "Now I'll have to talk to her. "

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 12:22 PM (C52a9)

579 Then about a week later, they run a retraction "My bad. It's just the natural oil seeps."

IIRC, there are places where oil literally comes out of the ground naturally, and extracting it would actually be better for the wildlife and the soil and whatnot.

I mean, yeah, lots of it is expensive to get to, but some is just right there, making a mess and not helping anyone.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 12:22 PM (u0s1P)

580 "I saw the boy as being scared to death. Rigid posture, overly bright clothes, loving support from dog and dad. But he will put a manly face on it, give a short handshake, and go out in the world.

Rockwell did it perfectly -- all the ambiguity."

I have to agree.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:22 PM (J+eG2)

581 All the megalomania of a 14th century feudal lord. With worse hygiene.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 12:23 PM (AURKQ)

582 We'll airbrush out the cigarette and darken up the kids' skin, maybe make his socks pink.

Now that's the American Experience!

Posted by: Social Justice Artists Local 155 at May 01, 2017 09:30 AM (RKQ/v)

Now that's truthy....don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Posted by: BignJames at May 01, 2017 12:23 PM (x9c8r)

583 The giant rabbit, named Icarus flew close to the sun, and burnt up?



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:14 PM


What's that?

A giant ichthyosaur turned up in The Sun?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 12:23 PM (p+Wdc)

584
No footage. Hillary bans cell phone in her presence for that very reason.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 12:23 PM (KL5IY)

585 Really tough. Tough to look at!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2017 12:23 PM (nlbfN)

586 (And if you count infant deaths instead of adult populations-- ooh, boy.)

That's where all that excess oil comes from.

I hope when I die, and the ages will roll
My body will blacken and turn into coal
Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
And pity the miner who's digging my bones.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 12:24 PM (H5rtT)

587 "Really tough. Tough to look at! "


Am not..




I'm pretty..

Oh so pretty

Posted by: Hillary's mish at May 01, 2017 12:25 PM (J+eG2)

588 Hillary! went all Don Ameche-like as at the end of Trading Places.

'Get those voters back here! Turn those machines back on! Turn those machines back on!'

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 01, 2017 12:25 PM (JO9+V)

589 And in comes the shitter to drop his turd.
Posted by: steevy at May 01, 2017 10:44 AM (r/0kC)

?
Posted by: m


A specifically odious troll that does a drive by.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2017 12:25 PM (Njtx4)

590 "While this simple painting has a whole novel written in it."

Well said. This painting brings back a flood of conflicting emotions.

Posted by: RM at May 01, 2017 12:25 PM (U3LtS)

591 I hope when I die, and the ages will roll
My body will blacken and turn into coal
Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
And pity the miner who's digging my bones.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 12:24 PM (H5rtT)

Isn't that a Misfits song?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 12:25 PM (AURKQ)

592 Just wait until that farm boy gets a load of the Muslim Student Association up at State U.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 12:25 PM (7uYFy)

593 I choose to believe that she physically attacked Mook and Podesta as the rumors right after the election said occurred.

Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage
====

I picture another tiny fanged Hillary-mouth coming out of her mouth dripping acid right next to Mook's face.

Like Alien.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 12:26 PM (C52a9)

594 Dad's thinking, "Now I'll have to talk to her. "

---

dammit. me in 3 1/2 years

Posted by: John Boner at May 01, 2017 12:27 PM (h/uSM)

595 Rockwell genius. Thanks, CBD.


Alway miss most of the morning fun, but in JJ's summary the thing on Stephens was funny/sad in the usual poignant way. In the NYPost article who are the people coming to Stephens' defense? Tom Nichols and Max Boot. Ha. All three of them - either explicitly or effectively preferred Hillary in the campaign.


And against them, the jaw-droppingly ignorant/stupid masses of "educated" NYT subscribers.


Things are very bleak, intellectually speaking, "at the top" of American society.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2017 12:28 PM (OkKDg)

596 "Just wait until that farm boy gets a load of the Muslim Student Association up at State U....."

1954...remember.


Before the enlightenment

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:28 PM (J+eG2)

597 "I saw the boy as being scared to death. Rigid posture, overly bright clothes, loving support from dog and dad. But he will put a manly face on it, give a short handshake, and go out in the world.

Rockwell did it perfectly -- all the ambiguity."
---------------------
I have to agree.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:22 PM (J+eG2)


Possibly. Or perhaps in his obliviousness, he is both eager to get away from the farm, where nobody knows nothin', and nothing really happens, and he's also scared because somewhere inside he knows he doesn't know anything either.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:28 PM (TOk1P)

598 What people need to come to terms with is, his constituents ain't us.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:09 PM (TOk1P)
======================

*ahem*

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 12:28 PM (lwiT4)

599 Then about a week later, they run a retraction "My bad. It's just the natural oil seeps."



IIRC, there are places where oil literally comes out of the ground
naturally, and extracting it would actually be better for the wildlife
and the soil and whatnot.



I mean, yeah, lots of it is expensive to get to, but some is just right there, making a mess and not helping anyone.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 12:22 PM (u0s1P)

Woodoggie! Ain't that the truth. Why I was out trying to keep my family fed, huntin' for some food when up from the ground came a bubblin' crude. First thing you know I'm a millionaire.

Posted by: Jed Clampett at May 01, 2017 12:29 PM (JO9+V)

600 @591 Merle Travis.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 12:29 PM (H5rtT)

601 Who knows what actually happened at Hillaryland that night. We have leaks that could be made up or which are self-serving.

What doesn't square is her having grace in dealing with defeat (what the book says) and her disappearing until the next day, leaving Podesta to speak to her Javits Center supporters

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 12:29 PM (SIY7D)

602 Interesting, if no-one has already posted it.

http://www.nrm.org/MT/text/BreakingHomeTiesRockwell.html

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:29 PM (J+eG2)

603 >>I choose to believe that she physically attacked Mook and Podesta as the rumors right after the election said occurred. Posted by: alexthechick - ho ho ho now I've got a Ravage at May 01, 2017 12:21 PM (dEQP3)

She had her flying monkeys restrain them both as she methodically donned her steely dan. "You have failed me, and now you both must pay."

Posted by: General Zod at May 01, 2017 12:30 PM (Bdeb0)

604 I picture another tiny fanged Hillary-mouth coming out of her mouth dripping acid right next to Mook's face.

Like Alien.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 12:26 PM (C52a9)

I was thinking of Bilbo Baggins when he and Frodo are in Rivendell and he sees that Frodo has the ring.

But your mental image is good too.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 01, 2017 12:30 PM (KUaJL)

605 >>>253 Just saw that video of the Canadian hockey fans belting out the National Anthem when the singer's mic went kaput.

There's something in my eye.

Nice job, Edmonton fans!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 10:54 AM (ul9CR)

Omigosh, it was OUR National Anthem!

Posted by: m at May 01, 2017 12:30 PM (Gqgs8)

606 ok peeps. I'm shippin' off to Boston for a week.

Have fun everyone, and prayers and best wishes to all of you who have not-so-fun things in your lives to deal with at the moment.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 01, 2017 12:30 PM (AURKQ)

607 Nood avoids a AOSHQ shutdown.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 01, 2017 12:30 PM (yL25O)

608 What people need to come to terms with is, his constituents ain't us.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:09 PM (TOk1P)
======================

*ahem*


Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 12:28 PM (lwiT4)


You might be a voter in his district, but you aren't his constituent.

That would be his CoC puppetmasters.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:30 PM (TOk1P)

609 >>
I choose to believe that she physically attacked Mook and Podesta as the rumors right after the election said occurred.


Oooh, hadn't heard/read that, but that is more in line with what we've been told about Hillary than the "Shattered" book's account of her getting very quiet. Still think she was too jacked up emotionally (as well as probably drunk) to give her concession speech that night. Which was such a cowardly thing to do.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 12:31 PM (NOIQH)

610 What people need to come to terms with is, his constituents ain't us.



Posted by: BurtTC at May 01, 2017 12:09 PM (TOk1P)
======================

*ahem*


Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 12:28 PM (lwiT4)


Give him hell for us, grammie

Posted by: redbanzai at May 01, 2017 12:31 PM (qf8IB)

611 588 Hillary! went all Don Ameche-like as at the end of Trading Places.

'Get those voters back here! Turn those machines back on! Turn those machines back on!'

Hah-that pretty much describes CNN's Wolfenblitzer on election night.

John King-don't walk away from that board! There's still dozens of votes out in Buttfuck County! Turn those machines back on and tell me how she's going to win. TELL ME HOW SHE'S GOING TO WIN! (sob)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 01, 2017 12:32 PM (ul9CR)

612 I'm not qualified to judge Rockwell's technique so I'll confine my comment to the subject of the work. It is brilliant. The poses of the two men say so much. The look on the younger's face, his upright posture, and the gaze to his approaching future. The older man is slumped forward, a weary look on his face, a certain fatigue in his eyes.

Love it.

Posted by: steve walsh at May 01, 2017 12:33 PM (OvWrp)

613 Who knows what actually happened at Hillaryland that night. We have leaks that could be made up or which are self-serving.

What doesn't square is her having grace in dealing with defeat (what the book says) and her disappearing until the next day, leaving Podesta to speak to her Javits Center supporters
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 12:29 PM (SIY7D)

My take is different. I believe that Hillary delayed going out initially, but then decided to speak to her supporters and was kept from doing so. She may have been drunk or an emotional wreck and it was decided that she shouldn't be seen--so Podesta went out.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 12:34 PM (7uYFy)

614 alternate reading:

the father, faithful member of the socialist internationale is seeing his son off to the capitalist hive. he is reminding him to burrow from within to undermine the imperialist hegemony. he will wave him off with the red flag of revolution.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 01, 2017 12:34 PM (WTSFk)

615 530 Interesting how the father makes certain his leg touches the son's. He is scared of letting him go. He is much like the dog resting his head on the son's other leg.

Posted by: Judge Holdren at May 01, 2017 12:11 PM (uL8jA)

My little boy is still just barely young enough that he comes and sits in my lap for five or so minutes every morning when he wakes up. It's my favorite part of the day.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 01, 2017 12:34 PM (fD1ST)

616 Aaaaaaand de-n00d-ed.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (9krrF)

617 Has DeBlasio bailed out PR yet?

Posted by: t-bird at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (2z74n)

618 Commandment #11: Thou shalt not issue nor imply a false nood. You will have no noods but HQ noods.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (nlbfN)

619 what happened to the new thread

am I hallucinating

whaaat

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (u0s1P)

620 Like tears. In rain.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (C52a9)

621 Just saw a nood post
Show up and vanish
Seems even a cob can
get a banhammish.

With mustard

Posted by: mindful webworker - unexpectedly! at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (gB+8C)

622 un-nood

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (h/uSM)

623 As far as 2018 being ugly (for the GOP), I don't think so.


Regardless of their action/inaction.


The country is held hostage, so long as the electorate puts up with it. A gerrymandered House, a Senate that rarely fails to transform any newcomer to mediocrity/status quo do-nothingism, and quickly.


The "Tuesday group" does not run on the platform that they defend and push relentlessly in DC. Their voters don't know/don't seem to care.


The inertia of incumbency is massive. Add to this the gerrymandering, by party, of so many House districts, and the insanity of the Dems - and what do you have? Who are you going to vote for? The Dems?


David Brat was a one-off, or near to it - an outlier. Without 75 David Brats, you will continue to get what we're seeing. And you're not going to get 75 David Brats.


So don't worry about 2018. That is, don't worry if your "goals" in political matters are *not* having some sort of full-on fascism take over the country, as opposed to actually doing easy intelligent things that would massively improve the country's freedom, prosperity, and security. The Dems face insuperable obstacles to regaining either house. So the country will continue - generally - its decline under GOP "stewardship".

Posted by: rhomboid at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (OkKDg)

624 Thread Stomp!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (NOIQH)

625 Did a nood just disappear?

Fcuking Russians...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (p+Wdc)

626 Trump killed the new thread!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (PY9jH)

627 And yes, it was there, I was replying to a comment and it went pfft.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (9krrF)

628 607 Nood avoids a AOSHQ shutdown.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 01, 2017 12:30 PM (yL25O)

Gone. Passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow.

Posted by: josephistan at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (7HtZB)

629 alternate reading:

the father, faithful member of the socialist internationale is seeing his son off to the capitalist hive. he is reminding him to burrow from within to undermine the imperialist hegemony. he will wave him off with the red flag of revolution.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 01, 2017 12:34 PM (WTSFk)

The old man is pals with Woody Guthrie

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (7uYFy)

630 When a nood disappears, is it a thread-tease?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (KUaJL)

631 What happened to the new-ish thread? And what's up with this font?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (lwiT4)

632 They are discussing how they both identify as women, but are unable to express it in the bigoted society that existed at the time.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (vRcUp)

633 What doesn't square is her having grace in dealing with defeat (what the book says) and her disappearing until the next day, leaving Podesta to speak to her Javits Center supporters
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 01, 2017 12:29 PM (SIY7D)


I can see both; she's a failing machine designed to be a politician. I don't doubt that she flipped out and also maintained composure on the phone.

What's important is laughing at the pictures of sobbing idiots who just know they're going to be sent to the camps, because obviously they are. In their dumb little stars-and-stripes hats and wearing their buttons as if they give two wet farts about the country. She Will Never Be President, I almost don't care about her anymore. I just like seeing the handwringing pearl-clutching dipshits who tried to make her happen at the point of their most crushing defeat.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (8nWyX)

634 aaaannnd, it's gone!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 01, 2017 12:36 PM (z79tQ)

635 Aaaaaaand de-n00d-ed.
That's what all you sinners claim when caught bearing false noods!
Burn! Burn!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2017 12:37 PM (nlbfN)

636 Now you see it, now you don't.
Allahkazaam! Presto changeo!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 01, 2017 12:37 PM (e1mEI)

637 Commandment #11: Thou shalt not issue nor imply a false nood. You will have no noods but HQ noods.


There was a nood but it wasn't a real American ace nood, it was some shabby MisHum nood that was probably made by an eleven year old in Bangladesh.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 01, 2017 12:37 PM (gIRsn)

638 All right who installed a Klingon cloaking device on the new thread?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:37 PM (UEB67)

639 bring back the Newness of threadness

Posted by: USMC8541 One Shot to Slay them All at May 01, 2017 12:37 PM (NmR1a)

640 Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

Posted by: Cathy McMorris Rogers With The Impish Yet Eveil Grin at May 01, 2017 12:37 PM (ymRuQ)

641 Aaaaaaand de-n00d-ed.
That's what all you sinners claim when caught bearing false noods!
Burn! Burn!
Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2017 12:37 PM (nlbfN)

What was the topic of the new and now deleted thread?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 01, 2017 12:37 PM (7uYFy)

642 625
Did a nood just disappear?

Did Fatboy of NK finally nuke something?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 01, 2017 12:38 PM (jxbfJ)

643 There is no nood

Posted by: Neo at May 01, 2017 12:38 PM (JO9+V)

644 I'm here for the noods. I was told there would be noods...

Posted by: IP at May 01, 2017 12:38 PM (2hqkh)

645 And its baaaccckkk....

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 01, 2017 12:38 PM (UEB67)

646 The blog ate the n00d. Too much Kaboom.

Seriously guys, feed it a Chocodile once in a while and this won't happen.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at May 01, 2017 12:38 PM (9krrF)

647 he will wave him off with the red flag of revolution.

And then re-hang the red lantern in the window of the whore house he runs, just outside Whitefish.

Mmmm...whitefish.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 01, 2017 12:38 PM (H5rtT)

648 Thread Stomp!


Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2017 12:35 PM (NOIQH)


I keep a comments tab open separately from the main page, so when comments got wonky that's exactly what I thought too.
Refreshed the main page expected an MH stomp, but we're back here again.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 01, 2017 12:39 PM (z79tQ)

649 The NOOD is still there.

Hell, I'm commenting on it

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:39 PM (J+eG2)

650 584 No footage. Hillary bans cell phone in her presence for that very reason.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 01, 2017 12:23 PM (KL5IY)


There's a little example of our bigger problem, right there.

How in the fuck does Hillary Clinton, or anyone else for that manner, get to just up and ban a damn thing ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 12:39 PM (fxdyE)

651 And its baaaccckkk....
Yeah. Like I'm gonna fall for that one again!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2017 12:39 PM (nlbfN)

652 Lefties living up to the spirit of the day in Paris.

It will just be too funny if Le Pen actually wins this.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 01, 2017 12:39 PM (XsVWn)

653 "IIRC, there are places where oil literally comes out of the ground naturally"

One of Athen's early conquests was an island with tar seeps, because that was cheaper than rendering pine tar for their galleys.

BTW -- ancient galleys were black, because they were completely covered in tar.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at May 01, 2017 12:39 PM (YyGS+)

654 it was a small time machine error. they'll be erasing our memories in a few moments.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 01, 2017 12:40 PM (h/uSM)

655 OK, the thread pulled a Brigadoon, but looks solid now. (Hey, Brigadoon ends with "nood" spelled backwards!)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at May 01, 2017 12:41 PM (9krrF)

656 MisHum Accomplished!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2017 12:42 PM (nlbfN)

657 Hey sport ... how 'bout you take care of your vote ... and I'll take care of mine.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (fxdyE)

Howdy, pard. You posted your intentions publicly, not privately. Expect some public response.

Posted by: troyriser at May 01, 2017 12:44 PM (Fw5cQ)

658 "they'll be erasing our memories in a few moments."

Our memories of what?



Hey......wait a minute..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 01, 2017 12:49 PM (J+eG2)

659 I love Rockwell. Such incredible detail, such an eye for The Moment.

Posted by: Pogonip at May 01, 2017 01:01 PM (qmOf1)

660 Current consensus is that oil and gas come from ancient biomass. I've been a skeptic of this. How could enough surface biomass get its way underground to make this happen?


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

Which makes it hard to explain the presence of these substances on various moons, unless you believe the dinosaurs had space ships. . .

Posted by: simplemind at May 01, 2017 01:02 PM (xVRrG)

661 " I get a little pissed off at the kid who seems oblivious to what his leaving means to those left behind. I understand his eagerness but the lack of appreciation of how he got to this point is disturbing."

Look at the boys hands. Looks like he has already put a lifetime in at the farm at age 18.

Posted by: john doesky at May 01, 2017 01:09 PM (Zpygp)

662 657 Hey sport ... how 'bout you take care of your vote ... and I'll take care of mine.
Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 12:13 PM (fxdyE)

Howdy, pard. You posted your intentions publicly, not privately. Expect some public response.
Posted by: troyriser at May 01, 2017 12:44 PM (Fw5cQ)


Expect this ... Rothko sucks. It's just a friggin' paint swatch.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 01, 2017 01:11 PM (fxdyE)

663 Old dude has one cigarette in his mouth and one in his right hand.

Posted by: WOWpromo at May 01, 2017 02:28 PM (RsaU+)

664 Dad's proud of his son but heartbroken. His son is not returning to the farm not even to the tiny town that doesn't even rate a bench and platform.

The farm will die with him. He always wanted the best for his son and farming is back breaking work. He'll probably see his boy once or twice a year. Until either his wife or he dies then the other will fade away.

I saw that happen to my great grandparents.

Posted by: TWS at May 01, 2017 03:10 PM (3Wwnq)

665 CBD, what a great picture. Thank you.
The doggy's head resting on the boy's knee makes me want to cry, though.
No one does Americana like Norman Rockwell. Love him.

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

Son goes to college but then enlists in the Marines. Does three tours in Nam. Comes home and shows dad his necklace of Viet Cong ears. Dad goes upstairs and comes back with an old cigar box. He reaches in and pulls out his necklace of Jap ears. Hilarity ensues.

Posted by: Jolo at May 01, 2017 03:57 PM (M238e)

666 What goes through my mind on this is that the old man has worked his ass off to send his kid to college. And the people running the college absolutely despise everything he believes in and stands for. They would turn the boy against him if they are able.

Great picture. One of my favorite Rockwells.

Posted by: PaterNovem at May 02, 2017 01:20 AM (wxQ53)

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