Monday Overnight Open Thread (5/8/17) ONT Baby!!!!

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(How was your Monday?)

Let's see what we can get into this evening.


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it. Joan Rivers

Quote II

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. John Wooden

Quote III

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. Thomas A. Edison

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Jeans Genes - Schemes. Gender equality is a farce.

Gender, we are told, is a social construct. As such, there is really no difference between the male and female sex, the roles they take, the interests they have, or the power they possess.

What we often push aside, however, are the biological differences between men and women. And according to recent scientific findings, these differences are ingrained into the very genetic structure of the male and female – and are extremely prolific.

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The Moron is full.

It should be impossible to be this stupid. I suspect for most of human existence, idiots who said moronic things like this tried to hand feed bears or cuddle with large reptiles, thus eliminating themselves from the the system. There’s no other way to read this than Nick Gillespie believes some minor alterations to the French tax code will ameliorate this.

Now, does Nick Gillespie really think altering tax policy will magically transform low-IQ, inbred Muslims from the Maghreb into patriotic French republicans who work at Parisian software shops? It’s tempting to say it is just another pose, but the evidence is piling up in favor of the argument that Nick Gillespie is a stupid person. Anyone who truly believes altering tax policy will reverse a thousand generations of evolution is an idiot.

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Speaking of Goth Fonzie. Here he interviews PJ O 'Rourke.


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What did Obama once quip, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." Well Trayvon is like Obama in having an awesome college degree.

But now Trayvon has "turned his life around" and gotten a degree in aeronautics from Florida Memorial University. I think being dead helped him a lot with his studies; Trayvon won the degree posthumously, because he loved to fly. I don't know about the flying part, but Trayvon sure loved to get high. Whether Trayvon could have earned the degree if he were alive was debatable. He was suspended from high school for getting into fights with others.

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Who was James Otis, Jr.? America's most galvanizing patriot. But was not a Founding Father.

As John Adams told it, the American Revolution didn’t start in Philadelphia, or at Lexington and Concord. Instead, the second president traced the nation’s birth to February 24, 1761, when James Otis, Jr., rose in Boston’s Massachusetts Town House to defend American liberty.

That day, as five red-robed judges—and a rapt, 25-year-old Adams—listened, Otis delivered a five-hour oration against the Writs of Assistance, sweeping warrants that allowed British customs officials to search any place, anytime, for evidence of smuggling.

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The laws of unintended consequences, Anti-Vaccination activists no where to be found.


The young mother started getting advice early on from friends in the close-knit Somali immigrant community here. Don't let your children get the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella – it causes autism, they said.

Suaado Salah listened. And this spring, her three-year-old boy and 18-month-old girl contracted measles in Minnesota's largest outbreak of the highly infectious and potentially deadly disease in nearly three decades.

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Man on Women's team a sex offender? Your humble Cob, just doesn't give a shit care anymore. Whatever happens, happens. They created this mess, let them clean it up.

Conservatives were wrong when they said granting alternative lifestyle practitioners special rights would put the country on a slippery slope. It wasn’t a slope at all. America jumped off a cliff.

Today sexual confusion isn’t concerned with whether a young adult should remain a virgin until marriage. It’s concerned with whether a young adult should remain a member of the sex into which they were born.

No, I cannot be made to care.

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Oh-Oh. Stephen Hawking goes from 1,000 years to 100 years to colonize a new planet.

Stephen Hawking is making apocalyptic predictions again. The respected theoretical physicist warns that humanity needs to become a multi-planetary species within the next century if we don’t want to go extinct. Last year, he prophesied that we had maybe 1,000 years left on Earth, and the inspiration for this newly-urgent timeline is unclear—except for the fact that Hawking’s new documentary about colonizing Mars is coming out soon.

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Taxes. More specifically gas taxes. Certain Conservative GOP voices call for increasing the gas tax.

The solution is simple. The gasoline tax and other fuel taxes should be increased, and we may also need a way to tax vehicles that use alternative fuels. Highway users should once more shoulder the burden of paying for highway infrastructure.

In the longer term, this problem should probably be addressed by indexing the tax rate to some measure of inflation. That way the costs paid by highway users will keep pace with inflation, and other sources of revenue will not have to be cannibalized to subsidize infrastructure spending that can and should and ought to be financed by those who use that infrastructure.


A one time straight up vote for it? Fine. None of this indexing and tax increase every year where no one votes for it. We don't have a taxing problem, we have spending issues.

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The ONT Musical Interlude

May 8, 1943, Born on this day, Danny Whitten, guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of Neil Young's Crazy Horse and writer of 'I Don't Wanna Talk About It', covered by Rod Stewart, Rita Coolidge and Everything But The Girl. The Neil Young song ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ was written about Whitten’s heroin use (before he died of an overdose on Nov 18th 1972). via thisdayinmusic.com


May 8, 1965, The filming of the promotional film for Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues took place at the side of the Savoy Hotel in London. Actors in the background were Allen Ginsberg and Bob Neuwirth. The original clip was actually the opening segment of D. A. Pennebaker's film, Don't Look Back, a documentary on Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England. In the film, Dylan, who came up with the idea, holds up cue cards for the camera with selected words and phrases from the lyrics. The cue cards were written by Donovan, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Neuwirth and Dylan himself. While staring at the camera, he flipped the cards as the song played. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Actors who became singers. Some good, some bad.

I think of Telly Salavas. Ugh.

I guess it wasn't Yoko bad!!! Amirite?


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Bill O'Reilly made big news at FNC. Why is CNN troubles not making the news?

Unlike the lawsuit against Fox News, the one against CNN and sister companies is much broader, claiming among other things that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations, that there are dramatic differences in pay between similarly situated employees of different races and that the promotion of African-American employees is blocked by a "glass ceiling." The complaint (see here) cites hiring and advancement statistics while alleging that African-American employees have endured slurs from superiors, including "It's hard to manage black people" and "Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?"

While the Fox News suit has grown by one additional employee, the case against CNN may soon become bigger by many multiples.

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'Turning A Blind Eye' Gavin McInness

While all of this amateur journalism struggles to hide left-wing terrorism and perpetuate the myth of a burgeoning American Nazi movement, it’s leading to unintended consequences. They are accidentally red-pilling an entire generation. Millennials are emerging from this mess more “right-wing and authoritarian” than their parents. They see who the real domestic terrorists are and they don’t like it. They see the communists and the anarchists fight against free speech while the new right is willing to defend it at all costs. They see the humorless left bitch about problems that don’t exist and claim everything is racist while we ridicule them. They chant, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” while we laugh and come back with “You’re fags, go home, you have low testosterone.” Which team would you want to be on?

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Filed under the category 'Broken Clocks Are Right Twice A Day. "Progressives claim to love science, but what they truly love is power."-Kevin D. Williamson.

Progressives claim to love science, but what they truly love is power.To be a good progressive is to adhere simultaneously to two incompatible notions: one, that science provides the final word on any question about which scientists offer any opinion; two, that the scientific method is illegitimate, a tool of the sundry atavistic forces conspiring to keep down the female, the black, the brown, the poor, the gay, the disabled, the gender-fluid — everybody except Mitt Romney.


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There are more than 40 universities that charge more than $250,000 for a degree. They don't flip the burgers any better.

According to newly updated US News and World Report data, there are now more than 40 schools in the US that charge more than $250,000 for a college degree. And that’s just the cost of four years of tuition and housing—don’t forget about other fees like personal expenses, supplies, and those dreaded $200 textbooks that go out of date every two years.


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What were they thinking? We want to be Genius Award Winners.

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There isn't many good news stories. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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1 *BLAM!* *BLAM!* *BLAM!*

...I'm Your Huckleberry.

*holsters revolvers*

...where were you guys?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 09:55 PM (6gk0M)

2 All your firsts are belong to me!

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 08, 2017 09:56 PM (3JQ/p)

3 Dammit!

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 08, 2017 09:56 PM (3JQ/p)

4 The ONT is settle science. Boiling glaciers it is!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess Hurlingbone (T) at May 08, 2017 09:56 PM (tHwdc)

5 Bitch better have my acorn!

Posted by: Scrat at May 08, 2017 09:56 PM (e9G8E)

6 Seriously, going to write a script...

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 08, 2017 09:57 PM (3JQ/p)

7 Fastest flag in the west...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess Hurlingbone (T) at May 08, 2017 09:57 PM (tHwdc)

8 trump
trump
trump


deport
deport
deport

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 08, 2017 09:57 PM (KykRT)

9 (repost bc. willow.)

I'm watching a TV series - "continuum". Still trying to decide if I like it or not.

Main character is Strong Female Protagonist on one hand, but has a 2177 AD power suit on the other. The future is run by THE CORPORAAAATIONS!!! but on the other hand, the terrorists who want to take them down are murderous fanatics. (Mostly.)

The show whiffed a great opportunity in second episode to return to alt-2177... in which the non-murderous fanatic has since changed the world for the "better".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 08, 2017 09:57 PM (6FqZa)

10 Know Yoko.

Know peace.

Posted by: Transgalactic Yoko Ono Appreciation Society, AoSHQ Claque at May 08, 2017 09:57 PM (DMUuz)

11 IN under 20?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 09:58 PM (TdMsT)

12 RIP Bob Owens

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2017 09:58 PM (vBeA5)

13 "live music"

Presumably by Slayer.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 08, 2017 09:58 PM (6FqZa)

14 wow, did I make the top 10?

Posted by: Farmer at May 08, 2017 09:58 PM (o/90i)

15 so how come we can't pre-shop a judge for PDJT's next immigration EO, and have it found constitutional?


fuck those lefties, we can do that shit too

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 08, 2017 09:58 PM (KykRT)

16 Oh, MisHum, I wish I had gotten this to you in time, because it is hilarious...

http://tinyurl.com/lsupoxv

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 08, 2017 09:59 PM (F0ZHr)

17 I need that doormat.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 08, 2017 09:59 PM (CNHr1)

18 Unlike the lawsuit against Fox News, the one against CNN and sister companies is much broader, claiming among other things that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations, that there are dramatic differences in pay between similarly situated employees of different races and that the promotion of African-American employees is blocked by a "glass ceiling." The complaint (see here) cites hiring and advancement statistics while alleging that African-American employees have endured slurs from superiors, including "It's hard to manage black people" and "Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?"
While the Fox News suit has grown by one additional employee, the case against CNN may soon become bigger by many multiples.

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I do love it when the leftist media is hoist by its own petard. Delicious!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 10:01 PM (TdMsT)

19 Bob Owens of Bearing Arms died today. Wow.

Posted by: HugoStiglitz at May 08, 2017 09:34 PM (r88GV)


His good bye on Facebook:

https://twitter.com/Roger247/status/
861765001236799488

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2017 10:01 PM (vBeA5)

20 The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. Thomas A. Edison

You forgot White Privilege, Tom.

Posted by: SJW at May 08, 2017 10:02 PM (sdi6R)

21 I am so sad to report that friend of the blog @bob_owens of https://bearingarms.com has been reported dead.

He was a good man, a good student and always a good teacher.

I'm glad that I got to know of him here at Ace of Spades.

Posted by: Deety at May 08, 2017 10:03 PM (xPWMR)

22 wow, did I make the top 10?
Posted by: Farmer at May 08, 2017 09:58 PM


No.

Posted by: bob@nsa.gov at May 08, 2017 10:03 PM (DMUuz)

23
Oh well, no such thing.


How's the weather coldf and croppy here in N IL.

Be well Morons.

Posted by: Farmer at May 08, 2017 10:04 PM (o/90i)

24 No ...

... Nick Gillespie may be right by accident - but he's EXACTLY damn right. Right in an The Emporer Has No Clothes fundamental way.

Arabs aren't pouring into France because of Arabs controlling the gates. Arabs are pouring in because of Frenchmen controlling the gates. And those Frenchmen are the graduates of France's finest schools.

Mis Hum ... you got this exactly opposite. And exactly wrong.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 08, 2017 10:04 PM (fiGNd)

25 raining here in Boulder County because of global warming I guess.

i'm in my PJs.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 08, 2017 10:05 PM (6FqZa)

26 Saw Guardians Of The Galaxy today. It was 'ok'. We are out of Stoli.

Posted by: Eromero at May 08, 2017 10:05 PM (zLDYs)

27 9 (repost bc. willow.)

I'm watching a TV series - "continuum". Still trying to decide if I like it or not.

Main character is Strong Female Protagonist on one hand, but has a 2177 AD power suit on the other. The future is run by THE CORPORAAAATIONS!!! but on the other hand, the terrorists who want to take them down are murderous fanatics. (Mostly.)

The show whiffed a great opportunity in second episode to return to alt-2177... in which the non-murderous fanatic has since changed the world for the "better".
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 08, 2017 09:57 PM (6FqZa)

It's pretty good IMHO. Plus, Rachel Nichols in tight form fitting jeans and body suits. They finish the story arc.

Posted by: Old News, Short Nights, Sexual Science, and Punching Baby Dicks: Ace's Survival Guide at May 08, 2017 10:06 PM (rzXDT)

28 RIP Bob Owens

I've never understood suicide. Murder, sure, that I can grok.

Sad.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 10:06 PM (E6QSr)

29 How do you do it Slap? First almost every night! Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

30 Am I the only one that gets full on pancakes really fast?

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:06 PM (qUNWi)

31 30 Am I the only one that gets full on pancakes really fast?
Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:06 PM (qUNWi)


Um no. Same here. Ice cream too.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 10:07 PM (TdMsT)

32 Am I the only one that gets full on pancakes really fast?

With or without the sausage patties?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 10:07 PM (E6QSr)

33 "Oh, yeah: Also, always steal any good idea and claim it as your own." -Thomas A. Edison

Howdoo, folks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - contentedly at May 08, 2017 10:07 PM (hGZJP)

34 RIP Bob Owens

I've never understood suicide. Murder, sure, that I can grok.

Sad.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 10:06 PM (E6QSr)

What?

Really?

How do you know this?

Posted by: Deety at May 08, 2017 10:08 PM (xPWMR)

35 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 08, 2017 10:09 PM (tr2D7)

36 26 Saw Guardians Of The Galaxy today. It was 'ok'. We are out of Stoli.
Posted by: Eromero at May 08, 2017 10:05 PM (zLDYs)


Is that a cause and effect? Because that's not really selling me on Guardians of the Galaxy.

Posted by: moki at May 08, 2017 10:09 PM (V+V48)

37 Local story about Owens:

http://bit.ly/2pYkNbX

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2017 10:09 PM (vBeA5)

38 Aye don mind bein Bill's doooooormat!! HIC!

Posted by: Hildabeast at May 08, 2017 10:09 PM (0+2tr)

39 Is that true Grump928(C)?

What makes you say that?

Posted by: Deety at May 08, 2017 10:10 PM (xPWMR)

40 RIP Bob Owens

I've never understood suicide. Murder, sure, that I can grok.

Sad.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 10:06 PM (E6QSr)

What?

Really?

How do you know this?
Posted by: Deety at May 08, 2017 10:08 PM (xPWMR)


Local story: http://bit.ly/2pYkNbX

His good bye on Facebook:

https://twitter.com/Roger247/status/
861765001236799488

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2017 10:10 PM (vBeA5)

41 With or without the sausage patties?

Just the flapjacks. Four bites and ugh.....

Um no. Same here. Ice cream too.

Ice cream? That's impossible.

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:10 PM (qUNWi)

42 So is anyone going to jail for Wener getting top secret info? *cackles*

Posted by: Hildabeast at May 08, 2017 10:10 PM (0+2tr)

43 ... and John Higgins still sucks. Shitty official. Piss poor.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 08, 2017 10:10 PM (fiGNd)

44 Man on Women's team a sex offender?

And how high an IQ do you need to figure out that sexual predators can use open public bathroom policies to get access to victims?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 08, 2017 10:11 PM (+lVUW)

45 Thanks so much for another All Star ONT, MisHum!

So sad to learn of Bob Owens' passing.

I'll have a Baby Sister Update tomorrow, still processing what I learned (and re-learned) today.

Posted by: ibguy at May 08, 2017 10:11 PM (vUcdz)

46 Had a ramdom talk with a doctor about bias and I used male as gender, and he said no you mean sex. Sex is male or female and gender is what Rhys identify as.

Me: *silence*




Somebody please kill me.

Posted by: Old News, Short Nights, Sexual Science, and Punching Baby Dicks: Ace's Survival Guide at May 08, 2017 10:11 PM (rzXDT)

47 I've long suspected that Slapweasel has some sort of script or macro, or some such thing he uses...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 08, 2017 10:12 PM (e9G8E)

48 37 Local story about Owens:

http://bit.ly/2pYkNbX
Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2017 10:09 PM (vBeA5)


Thank you Hat.

Damn...

Still just...damn.

Posted by: Deety at May 08, 2017 10:12 PM (xPWMR)

49 Bob Owens
Yesterday at 12:33pm ·

Three days left and 10,000 more words to finish "The Deplorables Guide to Guns." I got this.




Weirdly sudden.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 10:13 PM (E6QSr)

50 Continuum was ok. I liked it. The lead chick was pretty smokin'. Good to see the Cigarette Smoking man from the X-Files again.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 08, 2017 10:13 PM (pY+s4)

51 Wouldn't you just love to be the parents of a kid who forked over 10s of thousands of dollars so junior can get an aeronautics degree from Florida Memorial University.

If it was me I'd sue to get my money back.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 08, 2017 10:13 PM (61c4R)

52 41 With or without the sausage patties?

Just the flapjacks. Four bites and ugh.....

Um no. Same here. Ice cream too.

Ice cream? That's impossible.
Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:10 PM (qUNWi)


True. One little scoop and I'm full! My weight should about 85 lbs.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 10:13 PM (TdMsT)

53 Love the doormat. Very sad to hear about Bob Owens. He seemed like a good guy from what I saw on Twitter.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 08, 2017 10:13 PM (sEDyY)

54 It's ok to attend a deaf school in order to listen to live music. Just don't clap afterwards.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 08, 2017 10:14 PM (vRcUp)

55 Taxes. More specifically gas taxes. Certain Conservative GOP voices call for increasing the gas tax.

You know why politicians like this kind of tax? They like it because the voters have no idea how much they pay per year in gas tax. You know what you pay in income taxes and property taxes. Politicians love keeping the voters in the dark.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 08, 2017 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

56 The first time I see a gaywad smiling, I'll consider it.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at May 08, 2017 10:14 PM (8zL5i)

57 "Am I the only one that gets full on pancakes really fast"

No, I can eat those things all day long!

Posted by: Babs at May 08, 2017 10:14 PM (3JQ/p)

58 Mis Hum ... you got this exactly opposite. And exactly wrong.
Posted by: ScoggDog at May 08, 2017 10:04 PM (fiGNd)

Well, we agree to disagree. That's what makes the ONT such an interesting place.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 10:14 PM (voOPb)

59 47 I've long suspected that Slapweasel has some sort of script or macro, or some such thing he uses...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 08, 2017 10:12 PM (e9G8E)


Oh for shore. Either that or he is Ace's sock!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 10:15 PM (TdMsT)

60 "How do you do it Slap? First almost every night! Inquiring minds want to know."
-Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

I don't have a script or a macro. I'll tell you exactly how I do it after Better Call Saul ends.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 10:16 PM (6gk0M)

61 I love that Danny Whitten song.

Posted by: huerfano at May 08, 2017 10:16 PM (TO4Og)

62 "I've long suspected that Slapweasel has some sort of script or macro, or some such thing he uses..."

Me too. Tried coding something up the other day, but pixy don't like scripts...

Posted by: Babs at May 08, 2017 10:16 PM (3JQ/p)

63 I reckon this will be a Soliloquy ... but let's let this fly ...

... where are these Socio-Economic policies coming from that demand both Open Borders and H1B Visas ? Are they being pushed by Big Community College ... or Big Ivy League ?

Nick Gillespie hit this nail exactly on the head.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 08, 2017 10:16 PM (fiGNd)

64 57; one bite of a spinach pancake, and i'm full.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 10:17 PM (KP5rU)

65 Imogen Peets is somewhat attractive. Watching Need For Speed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 08, 2017 10:17 PM (pY+s4)

66 Evening, Horde

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 08, 2017 10:17 PM (di1hb)

67 P.S.: I used to be a Gamer, so there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 10:17 PM (6gk0M)

68 35 Evening Horde!


Good evening, Sir!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

69 Horde
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 08, 2017 10:17 PM (di1hb)

Good evening to you, too!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

70 May 8, 1965, The filming of the promotional film for Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues took place at the side of the Savoy Hotel in London.

That was one of the greatest music videos of all time, decades before the phrase "music video" even entered the language.

Weird Al Yankovic made an excellent parody, in which each card is a palindrome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUQDzj6R3p4

Posted by: rickl at May 08, 2017 10:18 PM (sdi6R)

71 Make that Imogen Poots.

Peets, Poots, whatever.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 08, 2017 10:20 PM (pY+s4)

72 Off, pancake eating sock!

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 08, 2017 10:20 PM (3JQ/p)

73 Bacon Jeff with a pancake eating sock.

How ironic.

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:22 PM (qUNWi)

74 Hi there, Lady L!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 08, 2017 10:22 PM (di1hb)

75 Stephen hawking ... his new book. He should change his name to Stephen Pimping.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 08, 2017 10:22 PM (vRcUp)

76 full on going to steal this

"you're fags, go home, you have low testosterone"

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 08, 2017 10:22 PM (KykRT)

77 I'm off for a nap. Have student tours tomorrow. Be well all.
T

Posted by: Farmer at May 08, 2017 10:22 PM (o/90i)

78 Sad news about Bob Owens. Especially so when suicide is involved.

Late wife took her own life. I always knew she would - she did too. Nothing anyone could do to stop it and we tried it all - meds, therapy, prayer, institutionalization, and begging.

I thought she would not check out while the kids were little. I was wrong.

To the outside world, probably like Owens, she had it all. But some demons cannot be tamed.

I said to her once - I don't understand (her mental issues).

She told me, "if you did, you'd be crazy too".



Posted by: Tonypete at May 08, 2017 10:23 PM (tr2D7)

79 Later, Farmer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 10:23 PM (6gk0M)

80 *drunk as a skunk*


Akuzain

Posted by: pookysgirl channeling Davy Crockett at May 08, 2017 10:24 PM (vc3Sh)

81 "There are more than 40 universities that charge more than $250,000 for a degree"

I would have thought it's more like 400+. Even public colleges are pushing the $25K for tuition alone, before any other costs are taken into account like room, board, books, etc.

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 10:24 PM (1JAxC)

82 As John Adams told it, the American Revolution didn't start in Philadelphia, or at Lexington and Concord. Instead, the second president traced the nation's birth to February 24, 1761, when James Otis, Jr., rose in Boston's Massachusetts Town House

John Adams was a great man but I don't think the invention of the elevator spurred on the American Revolution.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 08, 2017 10:24 PM (zc3Db)

83 $25K a year that is

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 10:24 PM (1JAxC)

84
Good evening, Sir!
Posted by: Ladylibertarian

Who walked in?

A tip of the old hat to you too LL.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 08, 2017 10:24 PM (tr2D7)

85 78 Tonypete

That is so sad - I. So sorry for your loss.

On a brighter note: Mazel tov for a successful MoMe!!

Posted by: ibguy at May 08, 2017 10:25 PM (vUcdz)

86 So is this such a stretch ?

... France is being over-run by Arabs because Elite Frenchmen instituted shitty policies to import Arabs ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 08, 2017 10:25 PM (fiGNd)

87 Hey everybody.

Well Trayvon is like Obama in having an awesome college degree.

He's got a bright future ahead. Oh wait...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:25 PM (qazQh)

88 I'd be OK with a modest increase in the gas tax, 10 or 15 cents a gallon on the condition that 100% of the money goes to roads. Not one cent to public transportation or bike lanes or any of that shit. 100% funding to build and maintain highways.

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 10:25 PM (1JAxC)

89 Holy cow, drunken typing.

Akazukin-chan goyoooooujiiin!

Posted by: pookysgirl channeling Davy Crockett at May 08, 2017 10:26 PM (vc3Sh)

90 I didn't know Bob Owens, and whether he was subject to depression. My first thought was that maybe he had a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Posted by: rickl at May 08, 2017 10:27 PM (sdi6R)

91 Good evening, 'rons, and 'ettes. Just in for a drive by.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 08, 2017 10:28 PM (YwHXX)

92 You know why politicians like this kind of tax? They like it because the voters have no idea how much they pay per year in gas tax. You know what you pay in income taxes and property taxes. Politicians love keeping the voters in the dark.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 08, 2017 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

____

Many if not most people have no clue what they pay in income or property tax either. Property tax is part of their monthly payment. And I don't know how many people I've heard say something along the lines of "I got a tax refund so that means I paid no taxes".

Our taxes are insanely high because most people don't give a fuck and/or don't have a clue.

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 10:28 PM (1JAxC)

93 On a brighter note: Mazel tov for a successful MoMe!!
Posted by: ibguy
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Thanks!

But really, the Morons and 'ettes made it what it was.

What a great group of umm. . . . hordelings? LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at May 08, 2017 10:28 PM (tr2D7)

94 Dami Lee is a young cartoonist I've recently discovered at FB. Has a cute comic strip she's been doing called "As Per Usual."

She's a lib, but I have to admit she makes a good point in this sequence. (Not political; and notice the symbol on the door.)

http://tinyurl.com/k7fnx3r

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:28 PM (qazQh)

95 Oh-Oh. Stephen Hawking goes from 1,000 years to 100 years to colonize a new planet.

No big deal. He had confused the hour hand with the minute hand on his metric wristwatch. Happens all the time.

That said, I think it's obvious that we have to go and colonize space. Even beyond the fact that we have to, we are driven to, anyway, because that's the sort of stuff Man does. And it would be nice if we could make sure that the sane people - those who understand the importance of private property - are the ones to get a jump on it. Otherwise, space will end up being colonized by the dregs and in 200 years it will look like a bunch of ex-Spanish and Portuguese colonies floating around ... which means that space will be littered with shitholes that no free man would want to live in.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 08, 2017 10:28 PM (zc3Db)

96 Not one cent to public transportation or bike lanes or any of that shit.

Shouldn't we be raising rates on public transport and bike lanes to discourage their use?

Posted by: t-bird at May 08, 2017 10:29 PM (8zL5i)

97 Maybe it's been said, but music & concerts for the deaf is a thing. They can enjoy the vibration from the bass & drums, and there's often visual effects to accompany the music. My friend's wife's family is almost all deaf, so they had a set up like that at the wedding.

Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 10:29 PM (ANIFC)

98 I'd be OK with a modest increase in the gas tax, 10 or 15 cents a gallon on the condition that 100% of the money goes to roads.

Well ... I'd be OK with kicking into the collective pot for a Benevolent Bureaurocrat to just use the money for the common good ...

... but those Benevolent Fuckers never seem to find their way into power. I'm starting to think it's a flaw in the system.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 08, 2017 10:29 PM (fiGNd)

99 Those visions of Johanna and the binoculars on the head of a mule scabbled my mind. Who needs acid when you have the lyrics of Dylan as the country doctor rambles.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 08, 2017 10:30 PM (mc8bR)

100 I would have thought it's more like 400+. Even public colleges are pushing the $25K for tuition alone, before any other costs are taken into account like room, board, books, etc.
Posted by: #neverskankles
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$25K a year will get you tuition, room, board in a nice off campus apartment for the various UNC campuses.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 08, 2017 10:30 PM (YwHXX)

101 Stephen Hawking insists upon himself.

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:30 PM (qUNWi)

102 I'd rather send liberals out to space & we can stay on Earth.

Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 10:31 PM (ANIFC)

103 *Quick High-Five to T.R.*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 10:31 PM (6gk0M)

104 "Oh, yeah: Also, always steal any good idea and claim it as your own." -Thomas A. Edison



Howdoo, folks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - contentedly at May 08, 2017 10:07 PM (hGZJP)



Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 08, 2017 10:31 PM (6Hrsu)

105 How do we know that Stephen Hawking isn't just an amazing performance artist?

Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 10:32 PM (ANIFC)

106 *Quick High-Five to T.R.*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T)
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Howdy, Slap.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 08, 2017 10:32 PM (YwHXX)

107 Danny Whitten's song hits home with me tonight.

I've lost too many friends to suicide and addiction. too many to count.

*deletes many lines and hits post*





Posted by: booknlass at May 08, 2017 10:32 PM (8mO0Q)

108 The young mother started getting advice early on from friends in the close-knit Somali immigrant community here. Don't let your children get the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella - it causes autism, they said.

Suaado Salah listened. And this spring, her three-year-old boy and 18-month-old girl contracted measles in Minnesota's largest outbreak of the highly infectious and potentially deadly disease in nearly three decades.[/i\

Darwin nods.

The pons asinorum still exists.

Also don't let them get EBT cards - they also cause autism. Which, in the case of Somalis, is probably a step up intellectually.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 10:32 PM (SRKgf)

109 oops

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 10:32 PM (SRKgf)

110 Tonypete @ 78- Damn, man! That's awful. A young friend of ours lost his parents yesterday to murder/suicide. These people had 'everything' too. Damnit.

Posted by: Eromero at May 08, 2017 10:33 PM (zLDYs)

111
John Adams was a great man but I don't think the invention of the elevator spurred on the American Revolution.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


I thought that was Shuggie Otis?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 08, 2017 10:33 PM (IqV8l)

112 True story:

I'm having doorbell problems. It's the transformer.

My uncle (83 years old) looks at it and says "My doorbell doesn't work. I don't want people bothering me, so I haven't fixed it." I am intrigued by that concept, and tell a close friend. His response "I like that idea. Your Uncle has a good point."

Less social interaction is better than more at Casa Shibumi.

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 10:33 PM (8zWAk)

113 $25K a year will get you tuition, room, board in a nice off campus apartment for the various UNC campuses.
Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 08, 2017 10:30 PM (YwHXX)

____

Yeah but you get a UNC degree. Badum dum!!

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 10:33 PM (1JAxC)

114
I'm having doorbell problems. It's the transformer.

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A Transformer doorbell? AWESOME!!!!

Posted by: Michael Bay at May 08, 2017 10:34 PM (ANIFC)

115 Oh-Oh. Stephen Hawking goes from 1,000 years to 100 years to colonize a new planet.


My take: Stephen Hawking is an asshole, who gets a lot of airplay because he's a nerfer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 10:34 PM (SRKgf)

116 Hey Tobacco Road! If you're ever here we need to go to Tilted Kilt.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 08, 2017 10:34 PM (6FqZa)

117 Evening all.

Didn't the owner of Bearing Arms just die as well?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 08, 2017 10:34 PM (D2vc1)

118 It would be easier to build up the earth after it has been reduced to ashes from whatever means than to make Mars inhabitable for any significant human population. Hawking has been sniffing too much wheelchair lubricant.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:35 PM (IDPbH)

119 TR sighting!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 10:35 PM (voOPb)

120 Well Trayvon is like Obama in having an awesome college degree.



He's got a bright future ahead. Oh wait...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:25 PM (qazQh)

On the other hand, he won't have to pay to seal his records.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess Hurlingbone (T) at May 08, 2017 10:35 PM (tHwdc)

121 Didn't the owner of Bearing Arms just die as well?
Posted by: Country Boy


Yup. He tried to arm a bear.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:35 PM (qazQh)

122 Miley, you could say they were buried with him. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:36 PM (qazQh)

123 A Transformer doorbell? AWESOME!!!!


Posted by: Michael Bay at May 08, 2017 10:34 PM

That made me laugh.

Now, to make it more awesome?

The Transformer Doorbell is located in the drop ceiling in the BASEMENT!!

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 10:36 PM (8zWAk)

124 If the left loves the idea of Trayvon getting an aeronautics degree, they should be glad he's not around to spoil their fantasy. They could do a remake of sliding doors based on his life.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 08, 2017 10:37 PM (vRcUp)

125 How do we know that Stephen Hawking isn't just an amazing performance artist?
Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 10:32 PM (ANIFC)


hah...

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:37 PM (qUNWi)

126 Hey Tobacco Road! If you're ever here we need to go to Tilted Kilt.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo
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TR sighting!!!
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Hey y'all.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 08, 2017 10:37 PM (YwHXX)

127 Stephen Hawking is an idiot. Period.

Make outlandish claims and people think you're a genius. I should try that.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 08, 2017 10:37 PM (D2vc1)

128 98 I'd be OK with a modest increase in the gas tax, 10 or 15 cents a gallon on the condition that 100% of the money goes to roads.
---------

You have better odds of winning the lottery. Because 100% of it will never go to roads and bridges.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 10:38 PM (voOPb)

129 I gave a flame thrower to a bear.


That's why the no eyebrows.

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:38 PM (qUNWi)

130 It's important for us to colonize other planets or else to build artificial habitats in space in order to increase our chances of survival. Eventually Earth is going to be whacked by SMOD or a supervolcano. It's only a matter of time.

Posted by: rickl at May 08, 2017 10:39 PM (sdi6R)

131 I decided to change my nic today. Last week I made some comments that I thought were innocuous enough but some others found offensive. That wasn't my intent but if I can't write clearly enough to be understood that's my fault.

So I apologize to the Horde for any annoyance I may have caused and hope that by assuming another persona maybe no one will associate me with my unfortunate drivelings any longer.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 10:39 PM (CKGym)

132 Gender, we are told, is a social construct.

---

if anyone ever tells me this; i'm going to ask what the fuck that even means.

is it like optional? is it good or bad that it is so?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 10:39 PM (vChNs)

133 So there's news that a reboot of Roseanne is in the works.

What annoys me already is that I figure they'll come up with some typical TV-stoopid reason for the character of Dan (John Goodman) to be part of it. I've heard that Roseanne herself is now saying, "oh, he faked his death."

One of the things I love to hate about TV. Everyone is constantly faking their death (because too many TV writers are too lazy to think of anything original and don't respect their audiences), they always make it so easy peasy, and of course as a result TV-addicted millenials think it's easy to do.

Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)

134 My uncle (83 years old) looks at it and says "My doorbell doesn't work. I don't want people bothering me, so I haven't fixed it." I am intrigued by that concept, and tell a close friend. His response "I like that idea. Your Uncle has a good point."


Posted by: shibumi

No doorbell? But do you have some nice knockers?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (S6Pax)

135 >>Make outlandish claims and people think you're a genius. I should try that.

Posted by: Country Boy

It works.

Posted by: Barry at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (/Nite)

136 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 10:39 PM (CKG

Were you previously Hadrian the Sixth?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (IDPbH)

137 So I apologize to the Horde for any annoyance I may have caused and hope that by assuming another persona maybe no one will associate me with my unfortunate drivelings any longer.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 10:39 PM (CKGym)

So this means I can't ask you what you said?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (D2vc1)

138
if anyone ever tells me this; i'm going to ask what the fuck that even means.


is it like optional? is it good or bad that it is so?
--

Please do this and report back.

Hint: If they say it's optional, can you please ask them if the functioning of their reproductive organs is "optional" and can be shut off at will. Like indoor plumbing.

Please.

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 10:42 PM (8zWAk)

139 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?


Cheers.

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:43 PM (qUNWi)

140 Just realized that Bob Owens was 15 miles away from me. I didn't even know that.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 08, 2017 10:43 PM (YwHXX)

141 John Adams was a great man but I don't think the invention of the elevator spurred on the American Revolution.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

I thought that was Shuggie Otis?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 08, 2017 10:33 PM (IqV8l)

Wait. I thought it was Otis Day and the Knights.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 08, 2017 10:43 PM (61c4R)

142 No doorbell? But do you have some nice knockers?
--

Umm....well, not on the door.


Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 10:43 PM (8zWAk)

143 Because 100% of it will never go to roads and bridges.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 10:38 PM (voOPb)


Maybe we could get a... a... lockbox!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 10:43 PM (FOnk+)

144 Posted by: rickl at May 08, 2017 10:39 PM (sdi6R)

Good, I'm ready.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 10:44 PM (voOPb)

145 133
Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)


I don't know about now, but Twilight Zone made a comeback in the 1980s and it was surprisingly good. Which is saying a lot, because I'm a serious fan of the original series. The Grateful Dead provided music for the remake, which didn't hurt.

Posted by: rickl at May 08, 2017 10:44 PM (sdi6R)

146 112
True story:

I'm having doorbell problems. It's the transformer.

My
uncle (83 years old) looks at it and says "My doorbell doesn't work. I
don't want people bothering me, so I haven't fixed it." I am intrigued
by that concept, and tell a close friend. His response "I like that
idea. Your Uncle has a good point."

Less social interaction is better than more at Casa Shibumi.



Posted by: shibumi


No functioning doorbell. Lived in this house for 15 years now. Just this week put the number on the mailbox.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 08, 2017 10:44 PM (di1hb)

147 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)

Full Fuller Fullest House is already in the works.

Posted by: Jody Candance Lori Stamos-Saget at May 08, 2017 10:45 PM (d76uN)

148 133 qdpsteve

Daughter-the-Youngest texted me today that they're doing a Psych reunion movie.

Posted by: ibguy at May 08, 2017 10:45 PM (vUcdz)

149 Eleven, that could work.

But, I think it might not be a horrible idea if, for some crazy reason, the bar now was owned and had to be operated by Sam, Diane, *and* Rebecca.

(Did I just mention in an earlier comment about harebrained TV writers? Okay fine, I'm a hypocrite...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:45 PM (qazQh)

150 139 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?


Cheers.
Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:43 PM (qUNWi)

Worst series finale up until Seinfeld. And the final show should have been so obvious a choice. . Cheers finally able to beat Gary's with a prank.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:45 PM (IDPbH)

151 Nice meaty ONT, Mis Hum!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers bullpen sucks at May 08, 2017 10:46 PM (P8951)

152 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM


Been looking forward to the return of Twin Peaks for awhile. But... looking at the returning cast, there is a troubling sign. None of the major villains are coming back. No Leo Johnson, no Hank Jennings, No Windom Earle (sorta dead, but not entirely), no Jean Renault (ok, dead-dead).

Posted by: otho at May 08, 2017 10:47 PM (lmIoG)

153 Full House doesn't count. ;-)

And rickl, Twilight Zone could work again... but I fear the writing staff would be all SJWs. "What if we do an episode where no one believes in climate change and the earth starts to melt?!?!?!?" I fear we'd get those kinds of storylines. Or Trump actually turns out to be the devil, that kind of stupidity.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:47 PM (qazQh)

154
Were you previously Hadrian the Sixth?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (IDPbH)


No.

So this means I can't ask you what you said?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (D2vc1)


No.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 10:47 PM (FOnk+)

155 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

None.

With rare exception remakes suck ass these days and that's before all the Social Justice Whoring that goes on in them.

I don't watch TV anyways.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 08, 2017 10:48 PM (D2vc1)

156 I just want to hear Stephen Hawkings computerized wheelchair speak up and say: "I wantsss it....my preccccioiusss!"



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 08, 2017 10:48 PM (v5iqM)

157 Hey my dears....

3.04 miles today. I was wiped when I got in, but with a good soak in the tub, I should be okay.

Just gotta get in the habit.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 08, 2017 10:48 PM (smD62)

158 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?
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Wolfman Jacks Midnight Special. Or Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.

You know, a show that has actual live performances of rock bands. On tv. At night.

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 10:48 PM (8zWAk)

159 is it like optional? is it good or bad that it is so?
--

Please do this and report back.

Hint: If they say it's optional, can you please ask them if the functioning of their reproductive organs is "optional" and can be shut off at will. Like indoor plumbing.

Please.

---

I think they mean it is optional. Like having a class of nobles. Some societies think it's perfectly normal, others don't have it.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (vChNs)

160 News Radio. Sad that Hartman died but I thought Jon Lovitz did a good job. Series ended too soon.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (IDPbH)

161 otho, yeah, I fear that the new Twin Peaks will just be a giant exercise in "how weird, crazy, counterculture, anti-traditionalist, indecipherable, kinky and raunchy can we get? Hey, we're on cable now!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (qazQh)

162 88 I'd be OK with a modest increase in the gas tax, 10 or 15 cents a gallon on the condition that 100% of the money goes to roads. Not one cent to public transportation or bike lanes or any of that shit. 100% funding to build and maintain highways.
Posted by: #neverskankles


Nd they don't pull that little trick where they raise a tax for more funding for roads, but remove some highway funding from the general fund or another tax so that there is little or no actual increase in funding, but there is a tax increase.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (+lVUW)

163 Were you previously Hadrian the Sixth?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (IDPbH)

No.

So this means I can't ask you what you said?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (D2vc1)

No.


Are you bigger than a breadbox?

Do you weigh more than a duck?

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (qUNWi)

164 No.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


You're blocking Hadrian.

Stop putting up that wall!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (S6Pax)

165 Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 10:13 PM (E6QSr)

Wonder if he got some bad medical news or something. Or was truly "Not of sound mind" in the moment.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (sEDyY)

166 99 Those visions of Johanna and the binoculars on the head of a mule scabbled my mind. Who needs acid when you have the lyrics of Dylan as the country doctor rambles.
Posted by: colfax mingo at May 08, 2017 10:30 PM (mc8bR)

I always figured somebody dosed Bob early in his career. That was the "in thing" to do early 60's, and it wasn't even illegal. I'm sure everyone thought it was hilarious, here's the folk singer from Minnesota who sounds like a hillbilly, we'll fix his wagon. Donovan slipped drugs into his girlfriends drink, she bailed on him and didn't talk to him for ten years. Totally hot, too. Oops.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (B28pn)

167 Otis delivered a five-hour oration against the Writs of Assistance, sweeping warrants that allowed British customs officials to search any place, anytime, for evidence of smuggling.

5 hours seems a little too long. Couldn't he have just said, "Writs of Assistance? Warrants? Are you freaking kidding me???"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (vRcUp)

168 On the plus side, a kid with autism can find Shia Lebouf's flag through sheer unblinking force of will.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (VdICR)

169 Of course everyone wanted Firefly to comeback.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM (IDPbH)

170 A one time straight up vote for it? Fine. None of this indexing and tax increase every year where no one votes for it. We don't have a taxing problem, we have spending issues.



NO! No freaking tax increase. The government has been robbing us blind for the last eight years. No earning on saving, no wage increase to keep up with real inflation. Real inflation robbing the middle class and poor. Hell no. Any advocate of any tax is anti-American. AoSHQ style guide forbids completion of anti-advocate rant.

Posted by: gNewt at May 08, 2017 10:50 PM (untxK)

171 We don't need to wait no 100 years for overpopulation. I have a list right here of unnecessary people. Chelsea Clinton, Amy Schumer, Al Franken . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 08, 2017 10:50 PM (Nwg0u)

172 shibumi, sounds good except that I have the impression a lot of today's bands barely know how to perform live.

I'm pissing on everyone's ideas, aren't I? I apologize, just in a weird mood tonight. :-) Probably at least one of your ideas would work splendidly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:50 PM (qazQh)

173 California is revising an old and obsolete law from the 'red scare' of the war years. It will no longer be illegal to be a member of the Communist Party and hold a government job.

Lawmakers narrowly approved the bill to repeal part of a law enacted during the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s when fear that communists were trying to infiltrate and overthrow the U.S. government was rampant.

Obviously the law is outdated since we no longer fear communists holding government positions.

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 10:50 PM (CidDb)

174 "Full House doesn't count. ;-)"

WTF??!!!????/


How rude......

Posted by: Jody Candance Lori Stamos-Saget at May 08, 2017 10:50 PM (d76uN)

175 I'm also sad that there will never be any more King of the Hill episodes.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:51 PM (IDPbH)

176 Mr. Hadrian....Tear down this wall!!!

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:52 PM (qUNWi)

177 158 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

---

Was a time I would have said Firefly.

How about Saturday Night Live?

or

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 10:52 PM (vChNs)

178 There's no difference between the Communists and the Democrats anyway, so this is one name that's finally been rectified.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 08, 2017 10:52 PM (6FqZa)

179 I'm pissing on everyone's ideas, aren't I? I apologize, just in a weird mood tonight. :-) Probably at least one of your ideas would work splendidly.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Such a Debbie Downer! I can think of a lot of bands that I would like to see "live", even if it's on TV.

There is this cable thing that's on TV, and I saw Clapton live in Tokyo, and Jeff Beck live in some club in London that my BiL had actually been in.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (S6Pax)

180 Shows I'd like to see come back:

- Cheers
- WKRP (although it already did once, and was kind of a mess)
- M*A*S*H (although Alan Alda supposedly has killed every attempt, and I wouldn't want it to be nearly as preachy)
- Rockford Files

...I'm sure I can think of others. Okay everyone, feel free to piss on my ideas now. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (qazQh)

181 otho, yeah, I fear that the new Twin Peaks will just be a giant exercise in "how weird, crazy, counterculture, anti-traditionalist, indecipherable, kinky and raunchy can we get? Hey, we're on cable now!!" :-P


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:49 PM


That was my first worry. If Lynch doesn't recreate the tone of the original, it won't work for me. The whole no expletives, no screwing, no gore was perfect for the weird time warp that the show seemed to exist in.


...and No Leo Johnson? Get the fuck outta here. No Leo, No Twin Peaks!

Posted by: otho at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (lmIoG)

182 I need my doorbell. It lets me know when the pizza is here. If I didn't order a pizza and I'm not expecting someone, I'm not getting up. There's no law that says I have to answer the door or the phone. So I don't.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (a3sfz)

183 when fear that communists were trying to infiltrate and overthrow the U.S. government was rampant.

Now that they've succeeded in California it's no longer needed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (FOnk+)

184 Bossy, sorry. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (qazQh)

185 Firefly is a good call.

I was obsessed with this little sci-fi show called Flash Forward, which I would have loved to see play itself out.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (smD62)

186 I'm also in the camp of remakes usually aren't better than the originals.

Introduced #3 son to Fawlty Towers yesterday. Today, no matter what I say to him he answers "Que?".

I've created a monster.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 08, 2017 10:54 PM (tr2D7)

187 shibumi, sounds good except that I have the impression a lot of today's bands barely know how to perform live.


I'm pissing on everyone's ideas, aren't I? I apologize, just in a weird mood tonight. :-) Probably at least one of your ideas would work splendidly.
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To be honest, most rock bands that are actual bands can play live. It's when you get into the world of 'pop' that it all goes to hell.

RE: idea for shows, YES MORE KING OF THE HILL!!!

I don't think you can remake anything, even with the same people involved. Might be a space/time kind of thing.

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 10:54 PM (8zWAk)

188 Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (S6Pax)

You would probably love Daryll's House. My favorite musical show.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:55 PM (IDPbH)

189 Hogan's Heroes

The Rifleman


Posted by: mark1971 at May 08, 2017 10:55 PM (xPl2J)

190 Is there anyone in CA currently working for the govt and NOT a communist?

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 10:55 PM (1JAxC)

191 King Of The Hill could work. Especially if they reintroduced Bobby as a nebbish Woody Allen-like older teenager/young adult.

"That boy ain't right!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:55 PM (qazQh)

192 Bossy, sorry. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve


Never apologize. It's a sign of weakness! (stuff John Wayne said in a movie)

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 08, 2017 10:55 PM (S6Pax)

193 153
And rickl, Twilight Zone could work again... but I fear the writing staff would be all SJWs. "What if we do an episode where no one believes in climate change and the earth starts to melt?!?!?!?"
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:47 PM (qazQh)


LOL, the original series covered that in 1961!

"The Midnight Sun", Season 3, Episode 10.

Posted by: rickl at May 08, 2017 10:55 PM (sdi6R)

194 I was obsessed with this little sci-fi show called Flash Forward, which I would have loved to see play itself out.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (smD62)

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So you were the other one, eh? Heh. Yeah I was into it as well but sadly aside from you and me nobody else was watching hence the cancellation.

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 10:56 PM (1JAxC)

195 Amos and Andy.
Drops mike.....

Posted by: Eromero at May 08, 2017 10:56 PM (zLDYs)

196 I need my doorbell. It lets me know when the pizza is here. If I didn't order a pizza and I'm not expecting someone, I'm not getting up. There's no law that says I have to answer the door or the phone. So I don't.
--

Wow, you get your pizza delivered?

You must be rich.

/"Little Caesars Hot and Ready"

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 10:56 PM (8zWAk)

197 179; is that the axs channel?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 10:56 PM (KP5rU)

198 171 We don't need to wait no 100 years for overpopulation. I have a list right here of unnecessary people. Chelsea Clinton, Amy Schumer, Al Franken . . .
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 08, 2017 10:50 PM (Nwg0u)

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Chelsea Clinton was today named the most unnecessary person on Earth.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 10:56 PM (vChNs)

199 You would probably love Daryll's House. My favorite musical show.
Posted by: Jack Sock

Yeah, I've seen that a bunch of times. Fun stuff, sometimes.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 08, 2017 10:56 PM (S6Pax)

200 *reads about Bob Owens passing*


Shitze, he was a good writer. Read a lot of his work.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 08, 2017 10:57 PM (ar2KI)

201 I recently tried Little Caesars again for the first time in decades. Was surprised how good it was.

Also, Pizza Hut still makes an interesting pizza. Not as sweet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:57 PM (qazQh)

202 Sopranons Too, Electric Boogalo

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 10:58 PM (1JAxC)

203 is that the axs channel?
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Might have been; wracking by brane now to remember.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 08, 2017 10:58 PM (S6Pax)

204 186 ...



I've created a monster.

Posted by: Tonypete


May God have mercy upon you.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 08, 2017 10:59 PM (di1hb)

205 Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 08, 2017 10:56 PM (S6Pax)

I like the jam session type of vibe whether or not the guest artist is a favorite or not. Damn they are some good musicians regardless.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 10:59 PM (IDPbH)

206 How I get the first post to follow soon...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 10:59 PM (6gk0M)

207 If they remade Twelve O'Clock High, there'd be some bombing but mostly it'd be ghey soap opera back at the base.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 08, 2017 10:59 PM (Nwg0u)

208 I wish someone could make a Dune that actually didn't suck horribly.

Posted by: eleven at May 08, 2017 10:59 PM (qUNWi)

209 The laws of unintended consequences, Anti-Vaccination activists no where to be found.

++++

Nor the open borders crowd, who insist on importing wave after wave of disease-ridden 3rd worlders into our country.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 10:59 PM (R+30W)

210 Some people have clever doormats. "Go Away" is short, and to the point. Somebody had an unobtrusive plaque or whatever, said something like "I've got everything I need, I've already found Jesus, and I don't want to talk. Leave me the fuck alone.l (paraphrased).

Posted by: Common Tater at May 08, 2017 10:59 PM (B28pn)

211 I don't want any show to make a comeback. They were of a certain time, worked because a certain cast and writers and remakes can never recapture that.

I wish Hollywood would show more creativity than constantly rehashing old shows and comic book characters and making a zillion sequels.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers bullpen sucks at May 08, 2017 11:00 PM (P8951)

212 #neverskankles, I'm kind of surprised there isn't interest in doing something re Tony's daughter's becoming an attorney (who everyone knows will be specializing in defending outrageously guilty blood-spattered, mobbed-up goombahs). If "Better Call Saul" can make it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:00 PM (qazQh)

213 203: i have it on sling tv. they have some good stuff on there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:00 PM (KP5rU)

214 I've been away a bit. Has it been mentioned that it is VE Day? Google banner? I thought not.
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The beaten foe emerged.

All over the broad Atlantic, wherever they had been working or lying hid, the U-boats surfaced, confessing the war's end. A few of them, prompted by determination or struck by guilt, scuttled or destroyed themselves, or ran for shelter, not knowing that there was none; but mostly they did what they had been told to do, mostly they hoisted their black surrender flags, and stayed where they were, and waited for orders.

They rose, dripping and silent, in the Irish Sea, and at the mouth of the Clyde, and off the Lizard in the English Channel, at the top of the Minches where the tides raced; they rose near Iceland, where Compass Rose was sunk and off the north-west tip of Ireland, and close to the Faeroes, and on the Gibraltar run where the sunk ships lay so thick, and near St. Johns and Halifax and in the deep of the Atlantic, with three thousand fathoms of water beneath their keel.

They surfaced in secret places, betraying themselves and their frustrated plans: they rose within sight of land, they rose far away in mortal waters, where on the map of the battle, the crosses that were the sunken ships were etched so many and so close that the ink ran together. They surfaced above their handiwork, in hatred or in fear, sometimes snarling their continued rage, sometimes accepting thankfully a truce they had never offered to other ships, other sailors.

They rose, and lay wherever they were on the battlefield, waiting for the victors to claim their victory.

- Nicolas Monsarrat ("V.E. Day," from The Cruel Sea)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:00 PM (ZO497)

215
Nor the open borders crowd, who insist on importing wave after wave of disease-ridden 3rd worlders into our country.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 10:59 PM (R+30W)

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Hey man. So a few thousand kids get diseases that we haven't seen in 100 years. Big deal. At least the price of lettuce doesn't go up by 5 cents.

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 11:00 PM (1JAxC)

216 Also... can SJW's listen to music? Music with words? You know, "lyrics?"

As I randomly listen to things on my favorite classic rock stations I think "wow, this Whitesnake/Rolling Stones/ Guns and Roses/Pink Floyd song would really trigger a lot of people."

Can we just go to these Antifa rallies and play "Used to Love Her," and watch them curl up in a ball and cry?

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:01 PM (8zWAk)

217 My Mother the Prius

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 08, 2017 11:01 PM (IqV8l)

218 211 I don't want any show to make a comeback. They were of a certain time, worked because a certain cast and writers and remakes can never recapture that.

I wish Hollywood would show more creativity than constantly rehashing old shows and comic book characters and making a zillion sequels.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers bullpen sucks at May 08, 2017 11:00 PM (P8951)

Amen, Sister!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:02 PM (voOPb)

219 90210 The geezer years!

Posted by: Tori Spelling Single again.....sigh at May 08, 2017 11:02 PM (d76uN)

220 Donna, good point. It's just that TV today seems to be having a really hard time coming up with anything really new, creative and fun to watch.

From what I can tell, the best TV series out there right now is Fargo, and that's based on the Coen Bros. movie (and they're involved, so it has some of their magic).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:02 PM (qazQh)

221 Can we just go to these Antifa rallies and play "Used to Love Her," and watch them curl up in a ball and cry?

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:01 PM (8zWAk)


50% of Ted Nugent's works would cause their heads to explode.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:03 PM (voOPb)

222 Bertram, LOL.

"Stay away from that Tesla dude! He's a rich douche!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:03 PM (qazQh)

223 ....Tony's daughter's becoming an attorney (who everyone knows will be specializing in defending outrageously guilty blood-spattered, mobbed-up goombahs). If "Better Call Saul" can make it...
Posted by: qdpsteve

My ex-inlaws were all legal secretaries and stuff, and they had one lawyer friend who was "connected". I met him once. Funny guy, had a lot of money, Italian, but he really had that "Better Call Saul" vibe about him. He defended a lot of guys in the Mothers And Fathers Insurance Association...if you know what I mean.

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 08, 2017 11:03 PM (S6Pax)

224 212 #neverskankles, I'm kind of surprised there isn't interest in doing something re Tony's daughter's becoming an attorney (who everyone knows will be specializing in defending outrageously guilty blood-spattered, mobbed-up goombahs). If "Better Call Saul" can make it...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:00 PM (qazQh)

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Meadow was going to be a "defend refugees from deportation" type of lawyer. But yeah I get what you're saying. I hope classics like Sopranos, The Wire, etc never get fucked with.

Saul on the other hand works because it came right after Breaking Bad ended. It was like an extension of the show itself. Had it been made 10 years later, I would have hated the idea.

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 11:03 PM (1JAxC)

225 Tori, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:04 PM (qazQh)

226 Some people have clever doormats.
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My neighbor was a Duke alum, and a huge fan. He had a Duke doormat. He never caught on to me assiduously wiping my feet on it each time I visited.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:04 PM (ZO497)

227 The Cruel Sea

Great book.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 11:04 PM (FOnk+)

228 Chelsea Clinton was today named the most unnecessary person on Earth.
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 10:56 PM (vChNs)



I think her stepfather, Bill, received that honor in November.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

229 196Wow, you get your pizza delivered?

You must be rich.

/"Little Caesars Hot and Ready"
Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 10:56 PM (8zWAk)

Or, y'know, occasionally drunk.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at May 08, 2017 11:04 PM (a3sfz)

230 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:00 PM (ZO497)

Over 1500 ships sunk in the Atlantic in WWII. If that happened today the environmentalists would be predicting the end to all ocean life.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 11:05 PM (IDPbH)

231 158 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?
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Psycho Dad.

Posted by: Al Bundy at May 08, 2017 11:05 PM (XoldI)

232 Venezuela's Socialist Utopia: Chaos and a Coming Constitutional Coup

The alleged socialist utopia that is Venezuela is facing chaos and protests. This was foreseen. It is now coming to pass. Perhaps, at this point, 'twould be a blessing to face a Soviet-style collapse. Fate is likely to not be so kind.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13395

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2017 11:05 PM (vBeA5)

233 Chelsea Clinton was today named the most unnecessary person on Earth.

I won! I won!!

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at May 08, 2017 11:05 PM (qJhUV)

234 The gasoline tax and other fuel taxes should be increased, and we may also need a way to tax vehicles that use alternative fuels. Highway users should once more shoulder the burden of paying for highway infrastructure.

++++

A fuel tax is an economy crushing tax. It reverberates through almost all sectors of the economy. It is nearly as bad as a VAT. Almost every sector of our economy uses fuel, starting with electrical generation. Manufacturing and agriculture are especially energy dependent.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 11:06 PM (R+30W)

235 It's just that TV today seems to be having a really hard time coming up with anything really new, creative and fun to watch.
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Whaaaa? TV has never been better. Seriously between cable, Netflix, and the pay channels there is a ton of great stuff out there.

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 11:06 PM (1JAxC)

236 Of course we need to open our doors to the world's poor who suffer incalculable illness. It is our Christian duty to bring these poor wretched wrecks of humanity into our life so they can get the health care they so desperately need. Where else can they get treatment as only America can offer with our advanced technology, our drugs, and highly trained medical practitioners?

Look what happened when Obama brought those poor souls with Ebola to America to be treated. Now we have a cure. That cure would never have been found if Obama had not brought those people to this country.

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:06 PM (CidDb)

237 SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634278878269441

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634370095992832

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634461670264833

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634564250382338

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634676649275393

Posted by: kbdabear at May 08, 2017 11:06 PM (AOrEZ)

238 >>So you were the other one, eh? Heh. Yeah I was into it as well but sadly
aside from you and me nobody else was watching hence the cancellation.


I liked that one, too! That was the one w/Joseph Fiennes as a cop, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (NOIQH)

239 Can we just go to these Antifa rallies and play "Used to Love Her," and watch them curl up in a ball and cry?



I'd like to broadcast "Having My Baby" at the next pussy hat March.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

240 Here we go!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (e9G8E)

241 Fuck PJ O'Rourke.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (VdICR)

242 #1. Type and cut your text in the previous thread. That way, you can hit "paste" and "post" very quickly.

#2. Scroll down on the AoS Main Page, about twenty lines, so as to make sure the hyperlinks to "Comments" isn't that far away.

#3. Have your cursor all the way to the left and at the top of the page, so as not to accidentally *click* anything else with your mouse-wheel.

#4. *click* the mouse-wheel for the scroll-arrows and drop the cursor arrow to the bottom of the page.

#5. Right-click paste, hit the post box.

No scripts, just gamer reflexes and tiny tips to get you that extra two-and-one-half seconds.

*Takes a Bow*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (6gk0M)

243 There have been re-dos of ideas that were better than the originals.

Battlestar Gallactica
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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So are there shows that failed In execution that could be redone better than they were?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (vChNs)

244

How about BM, I mean PM, Macaroon, I mean Maricon staring as a French version of Screech in a Parisian 'Saved by the Bell.'

Since he got fully imprinted at age 15 by his Parisian dominatrix with a taste for pegging and amyl nitrate, he'd be perfect...

Posted by: In VinoVeritits at May 08, 2017 11:08 PM (3TtdC)

245 No way Hogan's Heroes would be made today, a lot of people really disliked that show back then. Gilligan's Island? Maybe.

James Garner in Rockford Files was great. Nobody could do justice to that, he was one cool cat. MASH was way too preachy. The early years were watchable, but there's no reason, not breaking any new ground. A lot of shows haven't aged well, as someone said they worked then. Not now.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 08, 2017 11:08 PM (B28pn)

246 neverskankles, maybe I should say "classic network TV."

True, if the producers have tons of money, can stretch out storylines over several years, have big-name directors backing them up, and don't have to worry about dealing with the Standards & Practices department, the writers seem to come up with better stuff.

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

247 How I get the first post to follow soon...
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 10:59 PM (6gk0M)

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No mystery. You type your comment in the box from the previous thread, then copy it to paste into the ONT comment box. Add in hitting F5 like a monkey on Meth on the main page, and voila.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at May 08, 2017 11:08 PM (K7T1G)

248 married with children. but, they would fuck that up too. probably have some asshat like shia laturd play al.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:08 PM (KP5rU)

249 I liked that one, too! That was the one w/Joseph Fiennes as a cop, right?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (NOIQH)

___

Yep and also Harold from the Harold and Kumar movies.

Posted by: #neverskankles at May 08, 2017 11:08 PM (1JAxC)

250 One of my problems with the left is that they tend to take arguments. And twist their meaning to suit their needs. So I will point out when the right does it as well.

Nick Gillespie's tweet could have been worded better. But his basic argument is sound. At its base much of the lefts immigration policy IS economic. Loose immigration policy was partially thought of as a way to mitigate the damage from low birth rates on the various socialistic ponzi schemes the left loves. Instead of having to rethink those policies. And be proven wrong. They need to expand the base of that pyramid. Its an argument Mark Steyn has put forth numerous times in the past.

If you look at that tweet in a vacuum. Gillespie is basically correct. Could he have put forth more effort to get this point across? Obviously so. But to pretend he is the blithering ideological idiot the article tries to make him out to be. Only make the author look foolish


Posted by: Mythx at May 08, 2017 11:09 PM (BnHi6)

251 More SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634785818660865

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634878303031296

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634982065917953

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861635075838013441

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861635213537030146

Posted by: kbdabear at May 08, 2017 11:09 PM (AOrEZ)

252 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

Posted by: qdpsteve


Twin Peaks.

And guess what; My curses have been heard.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:09 PM (GgzGa)

253 >>>Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?<<<




I Married Dora

Posted by: illegal Dreamers at May 08, 2017 11:10 PM (6Hrsu)

254 243 There have been re-dos of ideas that were better than the originals.

Battlestar Gallactica
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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So are there shows that failed In execution that could be redone better than they were?

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Doctor Who is sorta in that neighborhood just for having a decent budget.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 11:10 PM (vChNs)

255 I think being dead helped him a lot with his studies; Trayvon won the degree posthumously, because he loved to fly. I don't know about the flying part, but Trayvon sure loved to get high

I go flying so high, when I'm stoned

Posted by: Trayvon in his Taxi at May 08, 2017 11:10 PM (AOrEZ)

256 I should of known something was up when "Saved by the Bell. The Vegas Years" was canceled in production.

Posted by: Eliabeth Berkley at May 08, 2017 11:11 PM (d76uN)

257 >>>Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?<<<



ALF

Posted by: illegal aliens at May 08, 2017 11:11 PM (6Hrsu)

258 186 I'm also in the camp of remakes usually aren't better than the originals.

Introduced #3 son to Fawlty Towers yesterday. Today, no matter what I say to him he answers "Que?".

I've created a monster.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 08, 2017 10:54 PM (tr2D7)


Fawlty Towers was one of my all-time favorite shows! I must have seen each episode 50 times.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

259 Common Tater, I think a new version of M*A*S*H could work, if:

- Avoid the politics and preachiness. Just deal with the doctors, nurses and how they deal with an always-coming stream of broken bodies, and the military bureaucracy that comes with them.

- Explore the Frank Burns character more. Make him less of a villain and more of a funny, empathetic character study. Let him grow a bit.

- Add a bit more realism. Unlike in the series, they don't ever really get a break from problems and situations. Hawkeye isn't a non-stop joke machine and their gin-making setup is broken more often than it works.

These are the kinds of changes I would make. I would NOT want to make a carbon copy of the original series.

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

260 if anyone ever tells me this

Kick them in the balls. Pain is a social construct.

Posted by: t-bird at May 08, 2017 11:11 PM (29QcC)

261 RIP, Bob Owens. Cool guy! I used to follow him back when I was on Twitter.

Wow, that was a while ago! I quit Twitter shortly after Obama was reelected and I wasn't feeling much hope for America.

I'm glad Bob at least lived to see another Republican President elected and inaugurated, especially such a strongly pro-2nd Amendment one. I'm not sure if this can happen again in today's America (Trump might be uniquely electable for this day and age), but at least we have him now.

Enjoy that big firing range in the sky, Bob. You've earned it.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at May 08, 2017 11:11 PM (3YxFh)

262 Bring back King of The Hill!

With giant fucking explosions!!!!

Posted by: Michael Bay at May 08, 2017 11:11 PM (ANIFC)

263 More SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634785818660865

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634878303031296

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861634982065917953

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861635075838013441

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/861635213537030146

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the SCIENCE is jiggly

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 11:12 PM (vChNs)

264 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

Yes, Minister.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 11:12 PM (4HbHy)

265 I wouldn't mind a restart of Deadwood.

Posted by: davidt at May 08, 2017 11:13 PM (XoldI)

266 I'll get in trouble for saying it, *but*...

If a Rockford Files reboot series got made, Ben Affleck could IMHO play a halfway decent Jim.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:13 PM (qazQh)

267 Seems to me the Somali problem is self-limiting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 08, 2017 11:13 PM (0deF2)

268 Slap's method doesn't seem to involve any sort of sorcery that I can discern...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 08, 2017 11:13 PM (e9G8E)

269 Oh... I forgot.

#2(a). When reloading the page, (from the Navigation Bar), like a monkey on crack, stop the page from loading all of the images by clicking the "X" after the RSS logo appears in the Navigation Bar's address space.

All added-up, you'll be five-to-ten seconds ahead of anyone else.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:13 PM (6gk0M)

270 that should have read. if you "dont" look at that tweet in a vacuum.

Posted by: Mythx at May 08, 2017 11:14 PM (BnHi6)

271 Content! Content! Content!

MH - I owe you an email. Thought I had my desktop fixed, but it blew up this morning. When I say 'blew up', I mean 'blew up'. Most spectacular PC failure I've ever had. *bang!* *smoke*.

I blame this place.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:14 PM (ZO497)

272 182 I need my doorbell. It lets me know when the pizza is here. If I didn't order a pizza and I'm not expecting someone, I'm not getting up. There's no law that says I have to answer the door or the phone. So I don't.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at May 08, 2017 10:53 PM (a3sfz)


I have always said "the house and the phone serve me, I don't serve the house or the phone." My checkbook says otherwise.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

273 which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

ABC's Wide World of Sports

Posted by: t-bird at May 08, 2017 11:15 PM (8zL5i)

274 Dragnet.

Jack Webb was the coolest. Ackroyd hated him, I suppose. Cop shows have been done to death, though.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 08, 2017 11:15 PM (B28pn)

275 I swear that I did NOT have a huge crush on Nick Gillespie before Ace started calling him Goth Fonzie and ruined it for me.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 08, 2017 11:15 PM (Rsi2C)

276 t-bird, LOL.

For "the agony of defeat," show a clip of Hillary from late election night. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:15 PM (qazQh)

277 >>>I'll get in trouble for saying it, *but*...



If a Rockford Files reboot series got made, Ben Affleck could IMHO play a halfway decent Jim.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:13 PM (qazQh)<<<

I... I just... I mean... I just don't even know what to say to that.

This obviously calls for turning in one's Moron card to be cut up, shredded, incinerated, and nuked from orbit... just to be sure.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 08, 2017 11:16 PM (6Hrsu)

278 Common Tater, that's a good one too... but dangerous.

It would get produced... but everyone would be performing in drag. "DRAGnet!!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:16 PM (qazQh)

279 Nick Gillespie's tweet could have been worded better. But his basic argument is sound. At its base much of the lefts immigration policy IS economic. Loose immigration policy was partially thought of as a way to mitigate the damage from low birth rates on the various socialistic ponzi schemes the left loves. Instead of having to rethink those policies. And be proven wrong. They need to expand the base of that pyramid. Its an argument Mark Steyn has put forth numerous times in the past.

If you look at that tweet in a vacuum. Gillespie is basically correct. Could he have put forth more effort to get this point across? Obviously so. But to pretend he is the blithering ideological idiot the article tries to make him out to be. Only make the author look foolish


Posted by: Mythx


No, the Left never ever positions the immigration issue on those economic terms. That's just false.

Nick's comment melts as usual in the face of counter-factuals like Dearborn, MI.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:16 PM (GgzGa)

280 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

Something you want to tell us?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:17 PM (voOPb)

281 I'm hoping there is another season of Amazon's "Patriot."

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 11:17 PM (NOIQH)

282 Yes to continuing KOTH.

I don't know if Cheers would be good as a continuing series, but I would love to see it adapted into a play. It was basically a stage show, just a couple of sets & fine writing, as opposed to camera work & special effects driving the show.

Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 11:17 PM (ANIFC)

283 266 I'll get in trouble for saying it, *but*...

If a Rockford Files reboot series got made, Ben Affleck could IMHO play a halfway decent Jim.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:13 PM (qazQh)

Never apply to be a casting director.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 11:17 PM (IDPbH)

284 242 #1. Type and cut your text in the previous thread. That way, you can hit "paste" and "post" very quickly.

#2. Scroll down on the AoS Main Page, about twenty lines, so as to make sure the hyperlinks to "Comments" isn't that far away.

#3. Have your cursor all the way to the left and at the top of the page, so as not to accidentally *click* anything else with your mouse-wheel.

#4. *click* the mouse-wheel for the scroll-arrows and drop the cursor arrow to the bottom of the page.

#5. Right-click paste, hit the post box.

No scripts, just gamer reflexes and tiny tips to get you that extra two-and-one-half seconds.

*Takes a Bow*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (6gk0M)



I salute you, Sir, I do.

But it won't work on my iPad!!!!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

285 REmake TV?

No, thank you.

All the great stuff was great because it was new.

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:17 PM (CidDb)

286 I'm not defending Ben Affleck the person. I just happen to think he has halfway decent acting skills.

The way to make Affleck look like James Garner? Don't put any makeup on him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:18 PM (qazQh)

287 Had a ramdom talk with a doctor about bias and I used male as gender, and he said no you mean sex. Sex is male or female and gender is what Rhys identify as.

Me: *silence*




Somebody please kill me.

Posted by: Old News, Short Nights, Sexual Science, and Punching Baby Dicks: Ace's Survival Guide at May 08, 2017 10:11 PM (rzXDT)

He's right. Humans, and animals, have sex. Nouns have gender.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 08, 2017 11:18 PM (0deF2)

288 Fawlty Towers was one of my all-time favorite shows! I must have seen each episode 50 times.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian
---------

Great show. One of my favorite clips:

http://tinyurl.com/9xe9zs7

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:19 PM (ZO497)

289 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)


You asked that question? Here?

It's gonna be Firefly, FTW.

But I'd like to see Journeyman come back, too.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 08, 2017 11:19 PM (17QyB)

290 Ben Afleck as James Rockford?

Who the hell plays Angel, Rocky & Dennis?

Oh and Beth?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:19 PM (voOPb)

291 The actor I would cast as Jim Rockford would be Vince Vaughn.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 11:19 PM (IDPbH)

292 All added-up, you'll be five-to-ten seconds ahead of anyone else.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:13 PM (6gk0M)

=======

Pro tip: You will be even faster if you disable Javascript for this site.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at May 08, 2017 11:19 PM (K7T1G)

293 280 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

Something you want to tell us?


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:17 PM (voOPb)


If it's the post I THINK you are referring to, that would be, um, biblical.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

294 Live television had a different dynamic, too. Always had to have folks who could think on their feet. Todays crops just don't have the life experiences that the old guard had. Class never goes out of style, and a lot of the modern actors and actresses just don't seem to have it. Some.. not too many

Posted by: Common Tater at May 08, 2017 11:20 PM (B28pn)

295 I so very much need that doormat.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 08, 2017 11:20 PM (0mRoj)

296 Hmm... TV show I'd like to see make a comeback... I'd have to say The Fall Guy.

A grizzled veteran stuntman grumbling about how inferior CGI is compared to good old-fashioned stuntwork, while bounty-hunting to make ends meet...

Oh, and with today's relaxed programming standards his sexy bail-bonds-woman boss and his nubile female protegee would actually get naked from time to time.

I think that show would translate really well to today's TV market.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at May 08, 2017 11:20 PM (3YxFh)

297 The way to make Affleck look like James Garner? Don't put any makeup on him.
Posted by: qdpsteve


The way to make Affleck look like the insane nut he is? Put him on Bill Maher.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:20 PM (GgzGa)

298 Speaking of Goth Fonzie. Here he interviews Hillary Voter, PJ O 'Rourke.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:04 PM

++++

FIFY

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 11:20 PM (R+30W)

299 Common Tater, I think a new version of M*A*S*H could work, if:

- Avoid the politics and preachiness. Just deal with the doctors, nurses and how they deal with an always-coming stream of broken bodies, and the military bureaucracy that comes with them.

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


IIRC, the original novel was like that. Then the movie introduced the Vietnam analogy hard, while the TV series took it to 11.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2017 11:20 PM (vBeA5)

300 Jack Sock, Vaughn would be a much better choice to play Jim Rockford. I stand officially corrected.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:20 PM (qazQh)

301 63 I reckon this will be a Soliloquy ... but let's let this fly ...

... where are these Socio-Economic policies coming from that demand both Open Borders and H1B Visas ? Are they being pushed by Big Community College ... or Big Ivy League ?

Nick Gillespie hit this nail exactly on the head.
Posted by: ScoggDog at May 08, 2017 10:16 PM (fiGNd)

Both are doing it.

Big Community College so that they can get more of that sweet sweet state government sugar to have bilingual classes and English as Second Language classes.

Big Ivy because states want to give illegals in-state tuition at the state public colleges which means that illegals will be taking places of American students at those schools and pushing up the demand at the Ivy League schools who will be able to jack up their tuition.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 08, 2017 11:21 PM (1JnAL)

302 50% of Ted Nugent's works would cause their heads to explode.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:03 PM
--

Can we encourage campus Republicans to take "boom boxes" with them to rallies and play "stranglehold" as loud as possible within legal limits?

Also "Hair of the Dog." That seems "triggery."

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:21 PM (8zWAk)

303
which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?



ABC's Wide World of Sports

Figure eight demolition derby from Islip, NY
Cliff diving from Acapulco
Barrel Jumping from Lake Placid
World Arm Wrestling Championships
Evel Kinevel jumps trucks, busses, fountains, canyons

Followed by American Sporstman, just to watch the heads explode

Posted by: tu3031 at May 08, 2017 11:21 PM (qJhUV)

304 "I salute you, Sir, I do.

But it won't work on my iPad!!!
"
-Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

I'll bet I could get it done on a touchscreen. I've never tried it, though.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:21 PM (6gk0M)

305 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?
-----------

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

Because no one else is going to say that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:21 PM (ZO497)

306
158 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?
---

Firefly. Even as far off to left field as Joss Whedon has gone, Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin won't let him screw it up. And, there's far more stories to be told in the 'Verse.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 08, 2017 11:21 PM (ar2KI)

307 Hat, yup.

M*A*S*H minus the Vietnam effect could work.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:21 PM (qazQh)

308 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 11:20 PM (R+30W)

Thank you
It did need that clarification

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:22 PM (voOPb)

309 how is all those young moslem immigrants on welfare in France going to pay the retirements of the old natives in France?



????

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 08, 2017 11:22 PM (KykRT)

310 "Pro tip: You will be even faster if you disable Javascript for this site."
-Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at May 08, 2017 11:19 PM (K7T1G)

You mean with No Script? Yeah, I'm already on it... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:22 PM (6gk0M)

311 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

Because no one else is going to say that.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:21 PM


I had the Sgt. Preston board game back in the day.

Posted by: otho at May 08, 2017 11:22 PM (lmIoG)

312 24 No ...

... Nick Gillespie may be right by accident - but he's EXACTLY damn right. Right in an The Emporer Has No Clothes fundamental way.

Arabs aren't pouring into France because of Arabs controlling the gates. Arabs are pouring in because of Frenchmen controlling the gates. And those Frenchmen are the graduates of France's finest schools.




I kind of agree, but Gillespie and the whole Reason crowd are in the fully open borders, "immigrants never do anything bad and unlimited immigration is always awesome and anyone who says otherwise is racist" crowd, so fuck him and them.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at May 08, 2017 11:23 PM (E5jIq)

313 The actor I would cast as Jim Rockford would be Vince Vaughn.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 11:19 PM (IDPbH)




Concur. He has the right degree of insolence, indifference and subtlety of swagger.

Affleck has what, a role as a duck in some insurance commercials?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston , TX

Posted by: Jim at May 08, 2017 11:23 PM (v5iqM)

314 290 Ben Afleck as James Rockford?

Who the hell plays Angel, Rocky & Dennis?

Oh and Beth?

Dame Edna will be Rocky.

The Freddy Mercury Tribute Band will do the other three...

Posted by: In VinoVeritits at May 08, 2017 11:23 PM (3TtdC)

315 I'd like to see something like the old Boris Karloff anthology series "Thriller" today. Each episode was just that, a thriller, but it would vary from murder mystery, to courtroom drama, or even a tale of the supernatural.

Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 11:24 PM (ANIFC)

316 Remake Hogan's Heroes from a Muzzie prison camp. Make 'em look like idiot, murderous assholes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:24 PM (6gk0M)

317 Angel is easy: Zack Galifanakis. Make him REALLY crazy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:24 PM (qazQh)

318 Lassie!

They could screw that up 7 ways to Sunday. Timmie is a nice young transexual of indeterminate parentage... etc. I'm sure they've talked about it already.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 08, 2017 11:25 PM (B28pn)

319 305; they ran sgt preston on metv here a while back. the spesial effects and scenery were spectacular.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:25 PM (KP5rU)

320 PJ ORourke said that he talked to small business owners. "I can afford the increase in ACA benefits, I can't afford the paperwork."
PJ: Well what is voting for a maniac going to do about that?

I think the next four years will reveal. In a way that isn't fucking difficult to understand, shitwit.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 08, 2017 11:25 PM (VdICR)

321 I think that show would translate really well to today's TV market.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler


Director: Ok, Colt, go jump on that speeding car.

Colt: Well, o-

CGI lead: Nah, dude, we gots this...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:25 PM (GgzGa)

322 283 266 I'll get in trouble for saying it, *but*...

If a Rockford Files reboot series got made, Ben Affleck could IMHO play a halfway decent Jim.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:13 PM (qazQh)

Never apply to be a casting director.

---

by persona, somehow Mike Rowe gives off the same kinda vibe. Always thought of Rockford as a blue collar PI.

How about Jeremy Renner

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 11:26 PM (vChNs)

323 I'm pissing on everyone's ideas, aren't I? I
apologize, just in a weird mood tonight. :-) Probably at least one of
your ideas would work splendidly.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:50 PM (qazQh)


I can think off-hand of five bands that have it right.

Granted, my taste in music is off, but the internet was designed for people like me.



Posted by: Kindltot - really I'm not a dog at May 08, 2017 11:26 PM (mkDpn)

324 318 Lassie!

They could screw that up 7 ways to Sunday. Timmie is a nice young transexual of indeterminate parentage... etc. I'm sure they've talked about it already.
Posted by: Common Tater at May 08, 2017 11:25 PM (B28pn)

Well seeing how Lassie was played by male dogs, the show was a trailbl@zer.

Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 11:26 PM (ANIFC)

325 320 PJ ORourke said that he talked to small business owners. "I can afford the increase in ACA benefits, I can't afford the paperwork."
PJ: Well what is voting for a maniac going to do about that?

I think the next four years will reveal. In a way that isn't fucking difficult to understand, shitwit.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 08, 2017 11:25 PM (VdICR)


The maniac didn't get elected, so....

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 08, 2017 11:26 PM (17QyB)

326 Just because Slap's method doesn't appear to involve sorcery doesn't mean we shouldn't set a stake and gather wood -- just in case!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 08, 2017 11:26 PM (e9G8E)

327 A M.A.S.H. remake would be set in Iraq. No Thanks.

Posted by: davidt at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (XoldI)

328 Wth? Just had a car drive by that sounded like a bumble bee; exactly like a bumble bee. It wasn't a two wheeler. The tire noise was too loud.

Is that what those hybrids sound like when the auxiliary internal combustion engine is straining to supply enough voltage to the electric motor when the battery is discharged?

Then, a minute later, another one went by only this one sounded larger, like a truck or SUV, but still the same engine noise.

Anyone know what it was?

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (CidDb)

329 Needless to say, unless you have faster reflexes than I do? You'll never get the first post after I've decided I wanted it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (6gk0M)

330 I would like to see them bring back the A Team if only to have them shoot and kill at least one person.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (IDPbH)

331 316; slap, that's crazy. nobody would be able to square that circle. muzzies being all peaceful and shit. why would THEY be in a camp.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (KP5rU)

332 "Just because Slap's method doesn't appear to involve sorcery doesn't mean we shouldn't set a stake and gather wood -- just in case!"
-Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 08, 2017 11:26 PM (e9G8E)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (6gk0M)

333 No, the Left never ever positions the immigration issue on those economic terms. That's just false.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:16 PM
******
Most of the arguments for immigration made by the left are "moral" SJW arguments. The white, rich west only got rich by exploiting poor, non-white people and using up too much of the earths resources. Thus, we owe all the impoverished countries on the planet and must accept all immigrants who want to flee their third world shitholes or something like that.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (Rsi2C)

334 davidt, if I'm the producer, the M*A*S*H remake would be right back in Korea. No Iraq.

And, M*A*S*H units were actually officially phased out by the military in 1991, after the first Gulf War.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:28 PM (qazQh)

335 Anyone know what it was?
Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (CidDb)


Trabant.

Posted by: Kindltot - really I'm not a dog at May 08, 2017 11:28 PM (mkDpn)

336 interesting: just found the sort of metal file one uses on key blanks to impression a key on our back porch that wasn't there a day or two ago...

i see a serious chat with LAPD Burglary Detectives in my near future, assuming, of course, that i can contact them.

i also see 3 sets of Medco doorknobs and deadbolts being installed here in the very near future, as well as some other goodies.

too bad Claymores and other such things are verboten.

FM 25-5 is NOT a burglar's friend.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2017 11:28 PM (MnRda)

337
Big Community College so that they can get more of that sweet sweet state government sugar to have bilingual classes and English as Second Language classes.


Big Ivy because states want to give illegals in-state tuition at the state public colleges which means that illegals will be taking places of American students at those schools and pushing up the demand at the Ivy League schools who will be able to jack up their tuition.
--

What about the Big Teachers Union? Now they have to have bilingual classes for little Mohammad and Achmed, and cultural awareness, and omg, there's 50 kids in the class, they need raises STAT!

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (8zWAk)

338 It never made sense that a cool guy like Rockford would let a scumbag like Angel Martin sponge off him like that but Angel and his angles really made that show.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (Nwg0u)

339 329 Needless to say, unless you have faster reflexes than I do? You'll never get the first post after I've decided I wanted it.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (6gk0M)


If the left has taught us nothing else, to SHARE is not only nice, it's MANDATORY.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

340 The B/W episodes of Gunsmoke, Andy Griffith, and Maverick were pretty good television. Better written episodes. In some ways, a lot of TV went to shit once color came in. Coincidence, I dunno.

Bonanza was one of the first, I've read. They used it to "show off", they always had brightly colored sets. Green shirts, red shirts, purple dresses, a yellow bandana.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (B28pn)

341 Diversions from Highway Spending. Congress and the states divert roughly 25 percent of the Highway Trust Fund spending to non-highway projects that are not federal priorities. The largest of these diversions is the Mass Transit Account, which spent some $8 billion in 2014 on buses, rail, streetcars, and other projects that should fall under the responsibility of municipal or state governments. Other programs include the Transportation Alternatives Program, which spent $820 million in 2014 on undertakings such as sidewalks, bike paths, scenic overlooks, vegetation management, and recreational trails.

http://www.heritage.org/transportation/report
/highway-
trust-fund-basics-primer-federal-surface-
transportation-spending

See how they do? The feds complain they have to transfer money into the Highway Trust Fund from other revenue sources because it doesn't have enough money. "We need more taxes to pay for the roads", they lie. Meanwhile, they are diverting a quarter of the fund to pay for other bullshit.

NO to gas taxes!

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (R+30W)

342 "slap, that's crazy. nobody would be able to square that circle. muzzies being all peaceful and shit. why would THEY be in a camp."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (KP5rU)

Yeah... *makes jerk-off motion*

Religion of pieces, goat-fucking and subjugation should be ridiculed until its very end.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:30 PM (6gk0M)

343 does anyone besides me remember when NBC (I think) some years ago tried to do a version of 'Fawlty Towers' that starred Bea Arthur? Yoicks.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 08, 2017 11:30 PM (b7fwp)

344 >>>too bad Claymores and other such things are verboten.


I think you are giving up too easily

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:30 PM (voOPb)

345

How about Timmie and Lassie in San Francisco, living a 'special' relationship, Timmie always falling into the wrong holes and shafts and junk, getting rescued by Lassie in time to go to the club and take their shirts off. So romantic!

Posted by: In VinoVeritits at May 08, 2017 11:31 PM (3TtdC)

346
Nick Gillespie's tweet could have been worded better. But his basic
argument is sound. At its base much of the lefts immigration policy IS
economic. Loose immigration policy was partially thought of as a way to
mitigate the damage from low birth rates on the various socialistic
ponzi schemes the left loves. Instead of having to rethink those
policies. And be proven wrong. They need to expand the base of that
pyramid. Its an argument Mark Steyn has put forth numerous times in the
past.



If you look at that tweet in a vacuum. Gillespie is basically
correct. Could he have put forth more effort to get this point across?
Obviously so. But to pretend he is the blithering ideological idiot the
article tries to make him out to be. Only make the author look foolish





Posted by: Mythx



No, the Left never ever positions the immigration issue on those economic terms. That's just false.



Nick's comment melts as usual in the face of counter-factuals like Dearborn, MI.



Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:16 PM (GgzGa)

So you expect the left to take the position that immigration is to avoid looking bad and fix their socialistic ponzi scheme? Thats obviously not going to happen.
What their PUBLIC position is does not matter. Hillary's emails were very explicit that there was a public position and a separate private one for the left. But that doesnt change the fact that when this whole huge immigration influx started. That economics was a huge part of it.

Posted by: Mythx at May 08, 2017 11:31 PM (BnHi6)

347 how is all those young moslem immigrants on welfare in France going to pay the retirements of the old natives in France?
--

I believe this is the strategy:

1. Bring in violent Muslim invaders
2. Give them lots of welfare money and benefits
2. ?
3. Profit!!!!

/it's from the Big Democrat Book of Social Plans.

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:31 PM (8zWAk)

348 Hey!

TR!!!!!

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 08, 2017 11:31 PM (KykRT)

349 It never made sense that a cool guy like Rockford would let a scumbag
like Angel Martin sponge off him like that but Angel and his angles
really made that show.

The best Rockford's were the ones with Tom Selleck as Lance White. They were hilarious.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 08, 2017 11:32 PM (qJhUV)

350 In VinoVeritits, OMG.

"Oh no, Timmy's stuck in another glory hole!!"
:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:32 PM (qazQh)

351 338 It never made sense that a cool guy like Rockford would let a scumbag like Angel Martin sponge off him like that but Angel and his angles really made that show.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (Nwg0u)

They were prison buddies.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 11:33 PM (IDPbH)

352 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (R+30W)

Ask them how much Milwaukee is getting for their trolley car? How much Minneapolis & St Paul are getting for their choo choo train

Fuck public transportation and its costs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:33 PM (voOPb)

353 He's too old now, but Mel Gibson actually did pretty well playing James Garner's Maverick in the movie where he starred next to James Garner playing Maverick (Sr.).

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 08, 2017 11:33 PM (6Hrsu)

354 "If the left has taught us nothing else, to SHARE is not only nice, it's MANDATORY."
-Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

Nope... lol. *Meritocracy* FTW!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:33 PM (6gk0M)

355 342: all true. but who would have the balls to do it? i think it would be a short run. look what one video did to benghazi.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:33 PM (KP5rU)

356 Most of the arguments for immigration made by the left are "moral" SJW arguments. The white, rich west only got rich by exploiting poor, non-white people and using up too much of the earths resources. Thus, we owe all the impoverished countries on the planet and must accept all immigrants who want to flee their third world shitholes or something like that.
Posted by: L, Elle


DING, DING, DING! We have a winnah!

Good thing our betters at NRO and other stalwart conservative institutes have espoused the moral counter-argument for years ...

Right??

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:33 PM (GgzGa)

357 If you insist on re-doing The Rockford files you need Jason Stratham to play Rockford, and make it international.

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:34 PM (CidDb)

358 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 08, 2017 11:35 PM (IcT7t)

359 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)


Black Sheep Squadron/Baa Baa Black Sheep


Also, Fox had a couple of shows that I would like to see what would have happened, Space:Above and Beyond and Brimstone.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 08, 2017 11:35 PM (1JnAL)

360 #321: My point exactly, Weft! The humor of a guy who knows he's not obsolete, even though the industry thinks he is, would really sell with so many people today feeling a little insecure in their own careers. They'd see someone just like them triumph every week, and they'd love it.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at May 08, 2017 11:35 PM (3YxFh)

361 Needless to say, unless you have faster reflexes than I do? You'll never get the first post after I've decided I wanted it.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (6gk0M)

======

This distinction is obviously very important and fulfilling for you. I have no wish or will to get in your way in this quest.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at May 08, 2017 11:35 PM (K7T1G)

362 bring back 'Perry Mason' with Keith Olbermann.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 08, 2017 11:36 PM (b7fwp)

363 Okay, my day is complete now. Weft said I won something or got the answer right or something. Yay! Woo Hoo!!!!

Posted by: L, Elle at May 08, 2017 11:36 PM (Rsi2C)

364 186 I'm also in the camp of remakes usually aren't better than the originals.

Introduced #3 son to Fawlty Towers yesterday. Today, no matter what I say to him he answers "Que?".

I've created a monster.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 08, 2017 10:54 PM (tr2D7)

Respond by telling him he's a waste of space.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 08, 2017 11:36 PM (0mRoj)

365 *Takes a Bow*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:07 PM (6gk0M)

I'm still not following along. I can't put it together in my mind.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 08, 2017 11:36 PM (D2vc1)

366 My father looked just like James Garner. Which reminded me that his favorite show was Soap. Never got the attraction but I was young.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 11:36 PM (IDPbH)

367 Also dont mistake my position on this whole point.

I dont give one shit about Gillespie. But it seems to me the author was purposely trying to be obtuse simply because he dislikes Gillespie and the current Libertarian movement.


Posted by: Mythx at May 08, 2017 11:37 PM (BnHi6)

368 remake Archie Bunker

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 08, 2017 11:37 PM (KykRT)

369 Most of the arguments for immigration made by the left are "moral" SJW arguments. The white, rich west only got rich by exploiting poor, non-white people and using up too much of the earths resources. Thus, we owe all the impoverished countries on the planet and must accept all immigrants who want to flee their third world shitholes or something like that.
Posted by: L, Elle


DING, DING, DING! We have a winnah!


Good thing our betters at NRO and other stalwart conservative institutes have espoused the moral counter-argument for years ...
--

Look up the video "Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs."

There is no solution.

1. First world/third word countries stay separate, all remains the same.
2. First world countries bring in massive amount of third world people and voila! Now there are no first world countries, everyone lives in a third world country.

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:37 PM (8zWAk)

370 I had the Sgt. Preston board game back in the day.
Posted by: otho
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The Scene: Log cabin, somewhere in the frozen north. Sgt. Preston (in full RCMP uniform) is sitting before a blazing fireplace.

There's a faint scratching and whining at the door.

Preston walks to door and opens it revealing a blowing snowy landscape and, The Great Dog, King.

Preston: "Come in King! Lie down by the fire."
blah
blah
drama
bad guys busted
blah

Preston: "Well King, this case is closed."


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:37 PM (ZO497)

371 anyway, how many times did the networks try to bring back 'The Odd Couple"?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 08, 2017 11:37 PM (b7fwp)

372 Barney Miller followed by Fish.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda Jr. at May 08, 2017 11:38 PM (qeUgm)

373
Who the hell plays Angel

---

you need to look scruffy in a beard like Seth Rogan or Aaron Paul? Or Shia...

Alan Tudyk would also make a good Rockfish.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 11:38 PM (vChNs)

374 Ask them how much Milwaukee is getting for their trolley car? How much Minneapolis St Paul are getting for their choo choo train

Fuck public transportation and its costs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:33 PM (voOPb)

++++

Not to mention California's desert train, going from nowhere to not much else.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 11:38 PM (R+30W)

375 362: shep smith could be hamilton burger. i think it would be a game changer. shep getting beat every week by a twat. i'd watch for the comedic value. perry could rep misunderstood yutes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:38 PM (KP5rU)

376 Jack Sock: Soap was interesting. It probably couldn't get remade, because it was going out of its way to be controversial; and today, every show tries to do that.

Another funny thing about Soap: it first debuted when I was about 11 and all I cared about was staring at Suzanne Somers on Three's Company. But as I got older, Soap got more and more interesting. By the time I was watching it steadily, it was canceled.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:38 PM (qazQh)

377 ... and if you re-do The Rockford files, and make it international, don't solve the mystery in each episode. Make the mystery last all season, and have a big finalé at the end of the season.

You remember the question of the day? "Who shot JR?"

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:39 PM (CidDb)

378

A reboot of 'Hood Bootie Gold-diggers' is a sure win...

Posted by: In VinoVeritits at May 08, 2017 11:39 PM (3TtdC)

379 ..."look what one video did to benghazi."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:33 PM (KP5rU)

*heh* I say we bring 'em out of their holes and prove to everyone else who they are.

...as the Horde takes position with rifles.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:39 PM (6gk0M)

380 371 anyway, how many times did the networks try to bring back 'The Odd Couple"?
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 08, 2017 11:37 PM (b7fwp)

The latest attempt was renewed for another season.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 11:39 PM (IDPbH)

381 Perhaps a bit of a niche interest but I'd like to see a series set during the late Roman Republic with the hero being a tough-but-fair merchant sea captain wheeling and dealing his way across the Mediterranean as a proto capitalist in pursuit of profit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 08, 2017 11:39 PM (Nwg0u)

382
Posted by: Ladylibertarian
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Great show. One of my favorite clips:

http://tinyurl.com/9xe9zs7
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:19 PM (ZO497)


Loved his little car!


Remember: DONT MENTION THE WAR!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 08, 2017 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

383 So you expect the left to take the position that immigration is to avoid looking bad and fix their socialistic ponzi scheme?

I expect the Left to avoid the problem entirely, even when pressed by the figment of a shadow of the institutional Right.

What their PUBLIC position is does not matter.

Actually, the Left's public position does matter .

Hillary's emails were very explicit that there was a public position and a separate private one for the left. But that doesnt change the fact that when this whole huge immigration influx started. That economics was a huge part of it.
Posted by: Mythx


You're all over the place, amigo. May want to narrow it down.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:40 PM (GgzGa)

384 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

Because no one else is going to say that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:21 PM (ZO497)

Your Show of Shows, with Sid Caesar.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 08, 2017 11:41 PM (0deF2)

385 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at May 08, 2017 11:41 PM (JZdsf)

386 Remember the stories about Suzanne Somers when she got fired from Three's Company? Oh boy, that was an interesting time.

To this day she says she only wanted to be paid what John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt were getting paid, and to this day others say no, she became a complete prima donna and wanted to be paid more than they were.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:41 PM (qazQh)

387
The actor I would cast as Jim Rockford would be Vince Vaughn.

Great choice.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 08, 2017 11:41 PM (HJ4Bx)

388 Great news from California:

"Being a communist would no longer be a fireable offense for California
government employees under a bill passed Monday by the state Assembly."

State Senate will vote on it next.

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:41 PM (8zWAk)

389 Original Jake: I believe that Norman Lear has already tried to bring back All In The Family at least twice... and both times, it flopped.

There is OTOH a somewhat successful reboot out there of One Day At A Time, with a Latino family. I haven't watched it, *but* I have to give them credit because I read they did an episode that called out Che Guevara worshippers for the idiots they are, believe it or not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:42 PM (qazQh)

390 #371: That gives me a weird idea... I think one modern re-envisioning of that show that would strangely work would have Jenny and Melissa McCarthy in the title roles.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at May 08, 2017 11:42 PM (3YxFh)

391 peace, out!

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 08, 2017 11:43 PM (KykRT)

392 I'd like to see Northern Exposure rebooted.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 08, 2017 11:43 PM (Lqy/e)

393 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)

++++

Law & Order. As long as it is like what it was the first few seasons: about law & order instead of the social justice hobby horse it morphed into.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 11:43 PM (R+30W)

394 Remember: DONT MENTION THE WAR!
Posted by: Ladylibertarian
---------

I've looked for a clip of the episode where he accidentally plants a greasy hand on the boob of a guest, leaving a black hand print. Of course Sybil happens on the scene.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:44 PM (ZO497)

395 "I'm still not following along. I can't put it together in my mind."
-Posted by: Country Boy at May 08, 2017 11:36 PM (D2vc1)

Cut some text, so there is no typing. Reload Main Page, stop the reload with the "X" before all of the images load. Be scrolled-down a bit. Click on "Comments", cursor to the left, click the scroll-wheel and get to the bottom of the page quickly.

Right-click "Paste" and click "Post".

...easy as pie.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:44 PM (6gk0M)

396 and if you re-do The Rockford files, and make it international, don't solve the mystery in each episode. Make the mystery last all season, and have a big finalé at the end of the season.

-
I was surprised and disappointed that they never did a show explaining how Rockford was framed into prison and how he was pardoned.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 08, 2017 11:45 PM (Nwg0u)

397 I'd like to see Northern Exposure rebooted.
Posted by: Notsothoreau
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Like most such, they just ran out of plots.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:45 PM (ZO497)

398 G'Night, Original Jake.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:45 PM (6gk0M)

399 Here's a show no one has mentioned: The Wild, Wild West.

That might be fun.

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:45 PM (8zWAk)

400
does anyone besides me remember when NBC (I think) some years ago tried to do a version of 'Fawlty Towers' that starred Bea Arthur? Yoicks.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 08, 2017 11:30 PM


Amanda's ?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084973

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 08, 2017 11:45 PM (IqV8l)

401 The Scene: Log cabin, somewhere in the frozen north. Sgt. Preston (in full RCMP uniform) is sitting before a blazing fireplace.

There's a faint scratching and whining at the door.

Preston walks to door and opens it revealing a blowing snowy landscape and, The Great Dog, King.

Preston: "Come in King! Lie down by the fire."
blah
blah
drama
bad guys busted
blah

Preston: "Well King, this case is closed."


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:37 PM


Hmmmm. that sounds familiar. About all I remember about the board game itself, is that it involved a lot of walking around in snow... and snowshoes. You had to find snowshoes to get from A to B in under an eternity.

Posted by: otho at May 08, 2017 11:46 PM (lmIoG)

402 Arf!
Posted by: Sandy
------------

Shut up, Sandy.

Posted by: Daddy Warbucks at May 08, 2017 11:46 PM (ZO497)

403 #399: As long as that awful movie version never happened, I'm on board with it.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at May 08, 2017 11:46 PM (3YxFh)

404 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (R+30W)

F Troop

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 08, 2017 11:46 PM (voOPb)

405 There is no solution.

1. First world/third word countries stay separate, all remains the same.
2. First world countries bring in massive amount of third world people and voila! Now there are no first world countries, everyone lives in a third world country.

Posted by: shibumi


Seen it. It still doesn't address a 'moral' - and I mean an emotionally effective countering the default open borders regime we're looking at.

Lay aside all of the intellectual, tic-tock arguments for international and institutionalized boundaries.

What is the moral argument against a whirlwind flow of people?

Not a single of our NRO/GOPe betters has addressed this.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:47 PM (GgzGa)

406 What about the Big Teachers Union? Now they have to have bilingual classes for little Mohammad and Achmed, and cultural awareness, and omg, there's 50 kids in the class, they need raises STAT!
Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:29 PM (8zWAk)


It's not the class size that the teachers' union is pushing these days, its continuing education for teachers.

1- They get the government to pay for teachers to get a Masters
2. Teachers with a Master's degree are then slotted in at higher pay than a teacher with a BA.
3. Get the government to pay for teachers to get a PhD.
4. Teachers with a PhD are slotted in at higher pay than a teacher with a Masters or BA.
5. Have someone with a PhD teach 8 year olds.
6. 3rd grade teachers with a PhD decide that they should be administrators, the school system then decides to add another principal position to a school so that now each class room it seems has their own principal. Remember, a principal with a PhD gets paid more than the teacher with the PhD.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 08, 2017 11:47 PM (1JnAL)

407 399; i always enjoyed the tv show. the movie was total drek. how do you fuck something like that up?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:47 PM (KP5rU)

408 WKRP would have to be a period piece if it were rebooted. Today's radio, at least in the conglomerates, is a lot of computer screens, hard drives and empty studios.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 08, 2017 11:47 PM (+HXL4)

409
Like most such, they just ran out of plots.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2

------

Boy meets girl.
You're welcome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 08, 2017 11:47 PM (JZdsf)

410 Wth? Just had a car drive by that sounded like a bumble bee; exactly like a bumble bee. It wasn't a two wheeler. The tire noise was too loud.

Is that what those hybrids sound like when the auxiliary internal combustion engine is straining to supply enough voltage to the electric motor when the battery is discharged?

Then, a minute later, another one went by only this one sounded larger, like a truck or SUV, but still the same engine noise.

Anyone know what it was?

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (CidDb)

Honda Civic with fart pipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 08, 2017 11:47 PM (0deF2)

411 how is all those young moslem immigrants on welfare in France going to pay the retirements of the old natives in France?
--

I believe this is the strategy:

1. Bring in violent Muslim invaders
2. Give them lots of welfare money and benefits
2. ?
3. Profit!!!!

/it's from the Big Democrat Book of Social Plans.


Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:31 PM (8zWAk)

Because in the past, immigrants were expected to assimilate and contribute to society. When the whole idea started fifty years ago it would have been a net bonus. Instead the west largely has allowed them to do as they please and rip us off through our welfare programs. Mostly to gain votes. Which is one of the reasons the rational has shifted over the years.
In the 50's and 60's we were slowly changing the middle east to more resemble the west. Once the 70's rolled around and the radical muslims gained more power. The opposite started happening. They reverted their society back several hundred years. And then exported that mentality to the culturally weak west.
I

Posted by: Mythx at May 08, 2017 11:48 PM (BnHi6)

412 404; still funny. a lot of drugs involved in that one.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 08, 2017 11:49 PM (KP5rU)

413 Honda Civic with fart pipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 08, 2017 11:47 PM

That I can believe!

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:49 PM (CidDb)

414 Captain Whitebread: true.

Although I've heard that one thing the original 1970s/80s TV series got wrong is, the turntables and LPs. As I understand it, by the 1970s every major station was using carts (8-track-like tapes) to play singles; the turntables supposedly went away (or were almost never used) after the early 1970s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:49 PM (qazQh)

415 Like most such, they just ran out of plots.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2

------

Boy meets girl.
You're welcome.

---

it's the 21st century

Boy meets Boy
Girl meets 2 Girls
Moose meets Elk
Valu-rite meets Moron

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 11:50 PM (vChNs)

416 Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:27 PM (CidDb)

The mosquito foggers here sound like that. Not sure if its the vehicle or the fogging apparatus that makes the sound.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 08, 2017 11:51 PM (sEDyY)

417 qdpsteve,

When I started my career in the mid-80s, we used carts for music, but also kept the turntables. The station sometimes played new albums from start to finish, and it was easier then recording every song to a cartridge.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 08, 2017 11:53 PM (+HXL4)

418 Boy meets girl.
You're welcome.
Posted by: Cicero
-----------

Shark:

Jumped [X]

Not Jumped [ ]

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:53 PM (ZO497)

419 Benny Hill with Kate Upton in the Sue Upton role. And in the role he was born to play, Bill Clinton as Benny Hill. It may need to be on cable. After Midnight.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at May 08, 2017 11:53 PM (a3sfz)

420 TV remake: UFO

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 08, 2017 11:54 PM (di1hb)

421 Also...those carts were pricey. I doubt Mother Carlson would have let Arthur spend the money to put the entire library on tape.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 08, 2017 11:54 PM (+HXL4)

422 You all are stressing out entirely too much about how to score a "first" in the ONT.

Here's how:


Send Slap $100 via Pony Express.

When he receives the funds, he'll use your nic and link (if applicable), to give you a sold week's worth of "Firsts!".

For an additional $20, he'll bitch about not being "First!"

And here you were, thinking you had to break a sweat about trying to be faster than Slap.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 08, 2017 11:54 PM (v5iqM)

423 The mosquito foggers here sound like that

---

They are usually slow moving. These two vehicles were traveling at 'highway speeds'; somewhere between 50 and 65mph.

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 08, 2017 11:54 PM (CidDb)

424 CW, hmmm. Thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:54 PM (qazQh)

425

F Troop, yes. Unfortunately today would be:

The totally hip and down Hekawi Sticking It to the Man, with the Tribe pretty much all ghetto black and the soldiers all insipid crackers in love with the stockade animals; Jane would have a taste for dinning at the Y on dark meat only; Wrongo Starr would switch genders monthly, and so on...

Shame, a true redo would be hilarious.

Posted by: In VinoVeritits at May 08, 2017 11:55 PM (3TtdC)

426 Honda Civic with fart pipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Fart Can.

They are called Fart Cans.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:55 PM (GgzGa)

427
the turntables supposedly went away (or were almost never used) after the early 1970s.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:49 PM


I worked at a radio station from 77-82 and they used turntables for music. Carts for commercials.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 08, 2017 11:55 PM (IqV8l)

428 273 which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

ABC's Wide World of Sports
Posted by: t-bird at May 08, 2017 11:15 PM (8zL5i)


Give it a fucking rest, why don't you?

Posted by: Vinko Bogataj at May 08, 2017 11:56 PM (sdi6R)

429 Ballooon!!!!

Posted by: Crazy Cat at May 08, 2017 11:56 PM (JZdsf)

430 You all are stressing out entirely too much about how to score a "first" in the ONT.
-Here's how:
Send Slap $100 via Pony Express.
-When he receives the funds, he'll use your nic and link (if applicable), to give you a sold week's worth of "Firsts!".
-For an additional $20, he'll bitch about not being "First!"

And here you were, thinking you had to break a sweat about trying to be faster than Slap.

-Posted by: Jim at May 08, 2017 11:54 PM (v5iqM)

Meritocracy and Capitalism rule.

Jim now gets 15% because Agent.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:57 PM (6gk0M)

431 Bertram, hmmm. Thanks for that also.

I do remember wondering, and still remember, how CDs changed things, given that it was so easy to cue up a song anywhere on a CD. OTOH I heard there also, that the carts still got used most of the time, as (a) artists didn't always start a song right away at the index point and (b) especially in the early days, they were expensive and definitely destructible/scratchable.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 11:57 PM (qazQh)

432 I worked at a radio station from 77-82 and they used turntables for music. Carts for commercials.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 08, 2017 11:55 PM (IqV8l)


That's how it was when I started in '85, too. Some current and recent hits were on cart when I started, but the library was still vinyl. Some of the stations in the big city down the road were all carts.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 08, 2017 11:57 PM (+HXL4)

433 WKRP would have to be a period piece if it were rebooted. Today's radio, at least in the conglomerates, is a lot of computer screens, hard drives and empty studios.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 08, 2017 11:47 PM (+HXL4)

Do it as a public radio station, with all volunteer DJ's, and an ill-paid, struggling manager.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 08, 2017 11:57 PM (0deF2)

434 426 Honda Civic with fart pipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Fart Can.

They are called Fart Cans.
Posted by: weft cut-loop

each time one went by in Albuquerque, if I was with my therapist friend D., he'd turn to me and say, "anally fixated."

Posted by: booknlass at May 08, 2017 11:58 PM (8mO0Q)

435 it's the 21st century
Boy meets Boy
Girl meets 2 Girls
Moose meets Elk
Valu-rite meets Moron

Moron meets Moose and Elk
Elk drinks Valu-rite
Moose bites Sister
Moose bites get Serious
Elk skips Camelot
Moron finds Lovely Filth
Moose bites Other Sister
Poster takes Medicine

Posted by: In VinoVeritits at May 08, 2017 11:58 PM (3TtdC)

436 what would really work would be an all female Rockford files!

But who could be Jane Rockford?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 11:59 PM (vChNs)

437 What is the moral argument against a whirlwind flow of people?


Not a single of our NRO/GOPe betters has addressed this.
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OK, how about this:

Looking at the numbers, if there are no borders, first world countries will be forced into an economic death spiral and become third world countries.

Without first world countries, all forms of "science" and "medicine" will be gone.

There will be rampant disease (no vaccinations, no way to kill animals and insects that spread disease) and as well as mass starvation. Farms in first world nations will be overrun and we will no longer be able to feed anyone, if EVERYONE comes here.

Is it more humane for the first world to help the third world using science and technology, or is it better for every nation to become a third world nation, and get rid of all science and progress, as well as succumb to horrible diseases that are curable and manageable now? We're already seeing the "disease" aspect of this with recent immigrants that have children who are not vaccinated.

Posted by: shibumi at May 08, 2017 11:59 PM (8zWAk)

438 418 Boy meets girl.
You're welcome.
Posted by: Cicero
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Shark:

Jumped [X]

Not Jumped [ ]
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 08, 2017 11:53 PM (ZO497)

You probably know already but the guy who coined Jumped the Shark , Jon Hein now works on the Howard Stern show after selling his TV blog for a few million.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 09, 2017 12:00 AM (IDPbH)

439 433 WKRP would have to be a period piece if it were rebooted. Today's radio, at least in the conglomerates, is a lot of computer screens, hard drives and empty studios.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 08, 2017 11:47 PM (+HXL4)

Do it as a public radio station, with all volunteer DJ's, and an ill-paid, struggling manager.

---

Basically, News Radio...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 09, 2017 12:01 AM (vChNs)

440 Fart Can.

They are called Fart Cans.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 11:55 PM (GgzGa)

Just a regional difference in terminology.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 12:01 AM (0deF2)

441 Blade Runner 2017 trailer

https://youtu.be/qJA48WZ9bis

Harrison Ford ran like an old man when he was 30. There's a moment in the trailer where he runs, and it made me cringe.

When I run:
I want to look like Tom Cruise.
I'll settle for Terminator 2.
I'll get Daniel Craig out of shape between Bond movies.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 09, 2017 12:02 AM (VdICR)

442 395 "I'm still not following along. I can't put it together in my mind."
-Posted by: Country Boy at May 08, 2017 11:36 PM (D2vc1)

Cut some text, so there is no typing. Reload Main Page, stop the reload with the "X" before all of the images load. Be scrolled-down a bit. Click on "Comments", cursor to the left, click the scroll-wheel and get to the bottom of the page quickly.

Right-click "Paste" and click "Post".

...easy as pie.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 08, 2017 11:44 PM (6gk0M)

++++

Don't believe him. He is probably using the link from "Syndicate this site" in the sidebar. It's a feed type deal, so it pushes out updates.

http://ace.mu.nu/index.rdf

From there, you can subscribe to "Live Bookmarks" or specify an app of your choice.

But, he's got you goofing around with the regular page to throw you off the scent.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 09, 2017 12:02 AM (R+30W)

443 When they ran the final episode of Northern Exposure, they closed with 'Our Town' by Iris DeMent. Breaks my heart to hear that tune, because the little place where I was raised is just gone. Invaded, developed over. It''s happening here too.

Shit...just watched duo with Emmylou. Allergies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 09, 2017 12:02 AM (ZO497)

444 I think "fart cans" are more commonly known as "fart pipes" in Commonwealth nations...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 09, 2017 12:02 AM (e9G8E)

445 435 it's the 21st century
Boy meets Boy
Girl meets 2 Girls
Moose meets Elk
Valu-rite meets Moron

Moron meets Moose and Elk
Elk drinks Valu-rite
Moose bites Sister
Moose bites get Serious
Elk skips Camelot
Moron finds Lovely Filth
Moose bites Other Sister
Poster takes Medicine

---

Moose bites. Moose out front should have told you.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 09, 2017 12:02 AM (vChNs)

446
Shit...just watched duo with Emmylou. Allergies.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

http://tinyurl.com/mo4efb5

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 09, 2017 12:03 AM (ZO497)

447

As I remember it, the main top 40 only type stations mostly used cartridges, for limted play lists. Less mainstream AM used a mix of carts and vinyl. The FM stations used pretty much all vinyl, with carts for ads and whatnot. This is late 70's to late 80's.

Posted by: otho at May 09, 2017 12:03 AM (lmIoG)

448 When they ran the final episode of Northern Exposure, they closed with 'Our Town' by Iris DeMent.

---

I been to the town where they filmed. Got a drink at the brick.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 09, 2017 12:04 AM (vChNs)

449 Seems like those Fart Cans/Pipes would mess up the back pressure and you end up with burned valves and fouled spark plugs, but I'm no mechanic.

The signature sound of a big V8, high horse power engine is a low, animal rumble. These Fart Cans sound Ghey in comparison.

Posted by: Frenzel Le Indolant at May 09, 2017 12:04 AM (CidDb)

450 443 When they ran the final episode of Northern Exposure, they closed with 'Our Town' by Iris DeMent. Breaks my heart to hear that tune, because the little place where I was raised is just gone. Invaded, developed over. It''s happening here too.

Shit...just watched duo with Emmylou. Allergies.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 09, 2017 12:02 AM (ZO497)


That's a wonderful song.

Posted by: rickl at May 09, 2017 12:04 AM (sdi6R)

451 417 qdpsteve,

When I started my career in the mid-80s, we used carts for music, but also kept the turntables. The station sometimes played new albums from start to finish, and it was easier then recording every song to a cartridge.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 08, 2017 11:53 PM (+HXL4)


Plus, the countdown shows were delivered via albums until the mid 80s.

I spent every overnight from May to August one year carting up the station's library when they changed cart machines from ITC to Tomcat. The absolute most boring time you could have. Two weeks after I was back at school, they found out that the recording cart machine was out of phase and every song, promo, jingle and commercial recorded for the previous 6 months had to be redone.

Needless to say, the Chief Engineer was a new guy when I worked over the weekends, holidays and the next summer.

Listening to some of the crap that the Music Director wanted in the library was bad enough the first time, the second time was hell.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 12:05 AM (1JnAL)

452 *sigh*

I'm just fast, with a fast compy and flaming internet speeds. Not T-Line, but Residential-Good.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 09, 2017 12:05 AM (6gk0M)

453 So Slap is using the dark arts... I knew it!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 09, 2017 12:05 AM (e9G8E)

454 Basically, News Radio...
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 09, 2017 12:01 AM (vChNs)

Pretty much.

If you're listening to a station that's owned by iHeart or Cumulus, chances are there's only one local DJ at each station...if that. The rest is either syndication (mostly at night) or pre-recorded voice tracks from people who don't even live in the area.

If you were to do a realistic sitcom (yeah, I know) about radio today, and you want any kind of cast at all, you'd have to set in a smaller town. That's where the real local radio is happening.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 09, 2017 12:06 AM (+HXL4)

455 Ashley, what kind of music/format was the station and what you were transferring?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:07 AM (qazQh)

456 Two weeks after I was back at school, they found out that the recording cart machine was out of phase and every song, promo, jingle and commercial recorded for the previous 6 months had to be redone.

Agh. I can imagine the torture.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 09, 2017 12:07 AM (+HXL4)

457 Live Bookmarks only update once per hour by default. But, you can change this behavior.

How to Change the Update Interval For Firefox Live Bookmarks ?

Type about :config in the Firefox Address bar and filter the following Key :

browser.bookmarks.livemark_refresh_seconds

If you haven't tweaked your settings earlier then you will see something blank like this :

[blank page with no settings]

Right click In the Blank area of the Screen and choose a New Integer. Copy the above Key and paste it Into the Name Field and Set your preferred time in seconds ( For example : 300 to set the Update Interval to 5 Minutes)

Note : Do not Set this Value too Low (minimum value accepted is 60 seconds)


https://www.ampercent.com/firefox-
bookmarks-update-interval/2467/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 09, 2017 12:07 AM (R+30W)

458 I'm just fast, with a fast compy and flaming internet speeds. Not T-Line, but Residential-Good.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 09, 2017 12:05 AM (6gk0M)

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Sure, don't admit to the basement full of trained weasels typing away. Whichever one gets the 'first' gets the special slapping...

Posted by: Bob from NSA at May 09, 2017 12:08 AM (vChNs)

459 You need to become a Wizard, LVL 45+ with INT 16+, DEX 17+.

Otherwise, a Computer Gamer with faster reflexes would be able to make my post look foolish.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 09, 2017 12:08 AM (6gk0M)

460 And now in Paris:

Police in Paris have evacuated pasengers at the Gar du Nord train station and sealed off the area. They're looking for "dangerous suspects. .

Get used to it Parisians. It's your new reality.

Posted by: shibumi at May 09, 2017 12:09 AM (8zWAk)

461 449; how dare you, round eye!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 09, 2017 12:10 AM (KP5rU)

462 I love the Horde but need to try (because that's worked so well in the past) to spend some time away from the HQ. I'm starting to not get anything done, which is an indicator of a depressive episode, and I can't afford to lose three months like last time because I just got the lease application documents to open a brick and mortar shop.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 09, 2017 12:11 AM (sEDyY)

463 Oh wow.

Just took a look at what *one* share of Berkshire Hathaway stock, Class A, costs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:11 AM (qazQh)

464 460 And now in Paris:

Police in Paris have evacuated pasengers at the Gar du Nord train station and sealed off the area. They're looking for "dangerous suspects. .

Get used to it Parisians. It's your new reality.

Posted by: shibumi at May 09, 2017 12:09 AM (8zWAk)


Right-wing nationalists upset that LePen lost?

Posted by: rickl at May 09, 2017 12:12 AM (sdi6R)

465

Live from Non Sequitur Land:

"you better take care of that before tonight or he's going to end up with a pool full of raccoons"

A nice 18 year old single malt through the USB for the first to demonstrate the true perversity of their soul by IDing this...

Posted by: In VinoVeritits at May 09, 2017 12:12 AM (3TtdC)

466 OK, how about this:

Looking at the numbers, if there are no borders, first world countries will be forced into an economic death spiral and become third world countries.

Without first world countries, all forms of "science" and "medicine" will be gone.

There will be rampant disease (no vaccinations, no way to kill animals and insects that spread disease) and as well as mass starvation. Farms in first world nations will be overrun and we will no longer be able to feed anyone, if EVERYONE comes here.

Is it more humane for the first world to help the third world using science and technology, or is it better for every nation to become a third world nation, and get rid of all science and progress, as well as succumb to horrible diseases that are curable and manageable now? We're already seeing the "disease" aspect of this with recent immigrants that have children who are not vaccinated.
Posted by: shibumi


I appreciate your text but we have to think about what and what isn't a 'moral' argument under the post-modern rubric and what isn't a posited cause and effect.

'Looking at the numbers, if there are no borders, first world countries will be forced into an economic death spiral and become third world countries.'

the leftist respondes: "You say death spiral, I say ever increasing benificial wonderland. And the idea of a a third world is racist. Only a racist would consider it problematic. "

And it follows from there.


There will be rampant disease (no vaccinations, no way to kill animals and insects that spread disease) and as well as mass starvation. Farms in first world nations will be overrun and we will no longer be able to feed anyone, if EVERYONE comes here.


"Disease and death are just a Western concept"

That's the kind of anti-ration we face.

Consider that the operational Left wants a mass-die off and is never going to admit it to the conditional Left.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2017 12:12 AM (GgzGa)

467 "I love the Horde but need to try (because that's worked so well in the past) to spend some time away from the HQ. I'm starting to not get anything done, which is an indicator of a depressive episode, and I can't afford to lose three months like last time because I just got the lease application documents to open a brick and mortar shop."
-Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 09, 2017 12:11 AM (sEDyY)

I love this place, but I take weeks at-a-time away because Life.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 09, 2017 12:13 AM (6gk0M)

468

I won't be sad to see Buffet go.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 09, 2017 12:14 AM (HJ4Bx)

469 I love the Horde but need to try (because that's worked so well in the past) to spend some time away from the HQ. I'm starting to not get anything done, which is an indicator of a depressive episode, and I can't afford to lose three months like last time because I just got the lease application documents to open a brick and mortar shop.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette
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Get thee to thy task. This place is fun, but it's not life.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 09, 2017 12:14 AM (ZO497)

470 Right-wing nationalists upset that LePen lost?
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No need to worry.

Macron said the "French security is a top priority."

And by French security, I'm pretty sure he means "punishing anti-Muslim hate speech" and "convicting those who, by their religion or sex, force innocent Muslims to attack them."

Posted by: shibumi at May 09, 2017 12:15 AM (8zWAk)

471
I tuned into CNBC today for a couple of minutes while they were talking about how tech giants, such as that shithead dork Bill Gates, don't want Trump's tax reform.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 09, 2017 12:15 AM (HJ4Bx)

472 gotta go. be well morons.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 09, 2017 12:15 AM (KP5rU)

473 I think "fart cans" are more commonly known as "fart pipes" in Commonwealth nations...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 09, 2017 12:02 AM (e9G8E)

Kind of dated now, but this website was a real hoot, back in the day:


http://www.riceboypage.com/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 12:15 AM (0deF2)

474 weft cut-loop,

What I am saying simply as that the rational for much of the open borders bullshit was originally economic. To grow the bottom of the pyramid with productive citizens The story the left loves to tell NOW of immigrants helping society financially WAS true 40 years ago. And now only the illegals, and rank and file leftists really believe that story anymore

Now due to cultural changes since the 70's it has massively backfired.The leftists currently in power will continue the policy now for other reasons.

1) Since immigrants voting heavily benefits the left. They will continue their open borders simply to retain power where ever they can
2) Publicly admitting it was a failure would destroy the lefts policies AND their ego's. You cannot continue to expand the lefts favorite social policies while shrinking the population each generation. Which is part of the premise of Mark Steyn's America Alone. As clearly most western countries populations would be shirking massively if not for immigration.

Instead the left now argues(wrongly) that current immigrants are contributing financially. And will help stave off much of this problem.

Posted by: Mythx at May 09, 2017 12:16 AM (BnHi6)

475 G'Night, chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 09, 2017 12:16 AM (6gk0M)

476 448 When they ran the final episode of Northern Exposure, they closed with 'Our Town' by Iris DeMent.
---
I been to the town where they filmed. Got a drink at the brick.
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 09, 2017 12:04 AM (vChNs)

Me too -- Roslyn, WA. I was there when the whole town was still a "hot set".

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 09, 2017 12:17 AM (3JQ/p)

477 just remember, you can't spell therapist without rapist.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 09, 2017 12:17 AM (KP5rU)

478 Polli, I've been trying not to come here every spare moment and having trouble too. why is it so hard?

I just went to your shop online. cute and lovely things!

Posted by: booknlass at May 09, 2017 12:17 AM (8mO0Q)

479 I love the Horde but need to try (because that's worked so well in the past) to spend some time away from the HQ. I'm starting to not get anything done, which is an indicator of a depressive episode, and I can't afford to lose three months like last time because I just got the lease application documents to open a brick and mortar shop.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Search for house sitting in Alaska, Wyoming, Alberta, Northern Terr..

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2017 12:17 AM (GgzGa)

480
The reason why Bill Gates and the other billionaires don't want tax reform is because...they don't need it.

They are all set up to either pay no taxes or what taxes they do pay is the minimum and passed on to their consumers.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 09, 2017 12:18 AM (HJ4Bx)

481 "just remember, you can't spell therapist without rapist."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 09, 2017 12:17 AM (KP5rU)

I'll tell all my friends.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 09, 2017 12:20 AM (6gk0M)

482
Tax reform and tax cuts helps the Little People and small businesses.

Bill Gates wants none of that. He doesn't want millionaires to become part of his billionaire club. Gates doesn't want Other People to become successful competition.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 09, 2017 12:20 AM (HJ4Bx)

483 Get thee to thy task.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 09, 2017 12:14 AM (ZO497)

"Please do the needful"

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 09, 2017 12:20 AM (3JQ/p)

484 447

As I remember it, the main top 40 only type stations mostly used cartridges, for limted play lists. Less mainstream AM used a mix of carts and vinyl. The FM stations used pretty much all vinyl, with carts for ads and whatnot. This is late 70's to late 80's.
Posted by: otho at May 09, 2017 12:03 AM (lmIoG)

Albums were too fragile to be used like that. For the most part, you have DJ's grabbing records, taking them out of sleeves, and then cue the song up. During any of those steps the album can get damaged and fingerprints all over it. Some stations had vinyl for songs that were not played very often or when they played a whole album or side.

It was easier for the station to cart the song up off of a fresh album so that there would be no pops, hisses or skips. After several playings, those start to develop.

You would be surprised just how small of a playlist every format really has. They figured out a long time ago how to schedule the music to make a station with a library of 200 songs sound like they don't repeat the songs weekly.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 12:21 AM (1JnAL)

485 New Blade Runner trailer.

https://youtu.be/gCcx85zbxz4

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 09, 2017 12:22 AM (Nwg0u)

486 Okay, I'm out because Sleepy.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 09, 2017 12:23 AM (6gk0M)

487 nite, Slapweasel!

me too. goodnight.

Posted by: booknlass at May 09, 2017 12:24 AM (8mO0Q)

488 Albums were too fragile to be used like that. For the most part, you have DJ's grabbing records, taking them out of sleeves, and then cue the song up. During any of those steps the album can get damaged and fingerprints all over it. Some stations had vinyl for songs that were not played very often or when they played a whole album or side.

It was easier for the station to cart the song up off of a fresh album so that there would be no pops, hisses or skips. After several playings, those start to develop.

You would be surprised just how small of a playlist every format really has. They figured out a long time ago how to schedule the music to make a station with a library of 200 songs sound like they don't repeat the songs weekly.


Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 12:21 AM

You're probably right. Just going off my memories on being in those places for stuff, not actually working in them. Though, that's how I recall it... and it was a backwater in a lot of ways back then!

Posted by: otho at May 09, 2017 12:25 AM (lmIoG)

489 Posted by: booknlass at May 09, 2017 12:17 AM (8mO0Q)

The Horde is an addiction. Whenever I'm away I know I'm missing out on all sorts of knowledge and wit.

Thank you for the compliment. Posting more items is one of the things I'm supposed to be doing instead of hanging out here during daytime hours. The real thing I'm avoiding is finance and HOA paperwork that I assume will be either confusing or annoying. I think that avoidance is triggering the depression, but I can't work up the strength of character and will to *stop* avoiding it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 09, 2017 12:26 AM (sEDyY)

490 Ashley, here in SoCal a lot of the stations have tiny playlists, and just don't care if people notice.

If you tune into KRTH every day nowadays here in SoCal, you WILL hear "Tiny Dancer" and "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John at least once; you WILL hear "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds at least once; and you WILL hear "More Than A Feeling" by Boston at least once. You can literally bet your life on it. Even Jack FM has a bigger playlist (even if a lot of it is 1990s grunge dreck), and they're 100% automated.

It's just ridiculous IMHO. They cling to their super-specific format so tightly, any kind of creativity has been completely wrung out. It's all about the advertisers and pleasing the conglomerate.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:27 AM (qazQh)

491 What I am saying simply as that the rational for much of the open borders bullshit was originally economic. To grow the bottom of the pyramid with productive citizens The story the left loves to tell NOW of immigrants helping society financially WAS true 40 years ago. And now only the illegals, and rank and file leftists really believe that story anymore

Posted by: Mythx


"Originally"

Which time frame for that?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2017 12:28 AM (GgzGa)

492 Ashley, what kind of music were you working with on that cart transfer project??

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:28 AM (qazQh)

493 455 Ashley, what kind of music/format was the station and what you were transferring?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:07 AM (qazQh)

456 Two weeks after I was back at school, they found out that the recording cart machine was out of phase and every song, promo, jingle and commercial recorded for the previous 6 months had to be redone.

Agh. I can imagine the torture.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 09, 2017 12:07 AM (+HXL4)


The station was a hybrid Top 40/Adult Contemporary that at night took on a more rock flavor in the 80's, and then about 92 when I took over as GM it became pretty much Top 40. It spent most of the 80's without any competition, and then once the 90's started, the other stations in the market started to get bought out by people that had their shit together somewhat. We were still the top station, but we had dropped to 4th in the ratings the day before I was named GM.

CW, imagine listening to a Bread song to make sure the album cut was okay. Then recording the song onto the cart. Then playing the cart and adding the trip tones, and then playing the cart to make sure everything worked. And the Music Director loved him some of that 70's soft rock.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 12:31 AM (1JnAL)

494 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:27 AM (qazQh)

Christian stations are like that. A couple dozen songs played repeatedly with maybe an "oldie" or possible new song once an hour or so. I like the songs, but there's a reason I listen to my digital playlist of a couple thousand songs (some are repeats in a couple different languages) instead of the radio.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 09, 2017 12:32 AM (sEDyY)

495 Econometrics final is done. Prediction: meh. I'm just glad to be done with that class. Tomorrow is finance, and then I get a week off before my macro final next Monday.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 09, 2017 12:32 AM (Tnhbr)

496 TP, good for you. I'm going to try and hit the gym tomorrow and Thursday, with dancing on Wednesday and Thursday nights and a 5 mile walk on Wednesday and Friday.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 09, 2017 12:35 AM (Tnhbr)

497 Ashley, ah. Yeah, I imagine some of that stuff got kind of monotonous.

Also, I believe in the 90s a lot of Top 40 became gangsta rap. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

(I think GR has gone away as a hit music format for the most part though, thankfully, because I don't hear much of it at all when I listen to top 40 radio while my teenaged niece and nephew in the car; nowadays, everyone sounds like they're auditioning for American Idol. Still annoying but at least they're not threatening/cussing out everything I believe in.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:35 AM (qazQh)

498 If you tune into KRTH every day nowadays here in SoCal, you WILL hear "Tiny Dancer" and "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John at least once; you WILL hear "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds at least once; and you WILL hear "More Than A Feeling" by Boston at least once. You can literally bet your life on it. Even Jack FM has a bigger playlist (even if a lot of it is 1990s grunge dreck), and they're 100% automated.

It's just ridiculous IMHO. They cling to their super-specific format so tightly, any kind of creativity has been completely wrung out. It's all about the advertisers and pleasing the conglomerate.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:27 AM (qazQh)

The local classic rock station here in DFW plays the Eagles at every opportunity.

When I first moved here I thought it was just a coincidence that the Eagles were on every time the radio was, and that it would stop after a couple weeks, month tops.

Nope. Five+ years on, 99% of the time you have the radio on more than 10 or 15 minutes, you're gonna hear an Eagles song. Can't stand them anymore, it's so bad.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 09, 2017 12:36 AM (Jcg9Q)

499 Trump is so duuuumb, except when he's not. He played the intelligence community like a Stradivarius, just like how he played the media during the entire campaign.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/heqvcyz

President Trump has defeated Democrats in the intelligence community (IC) who were leaking classified information to the press. Such leaks have been a problem for many presidents, but Trump is the first who took a proactive approach and set up a sting operation that identified the leakers. It's highly illegal to leak classified information. It's also illegal to PUBLISH this information, but Trump is too smart to try and prosecute reporters.

I thought that Trump would fire members of the IC until the leaks stopped, but the president solved the problem with a much more imaginative and deadly approach: He fed the IC false information. When this information was published, Trump was able to identify individual leakers.

How?

Each group or individual who leaked was given a different version of events. This is CLASSIC spycraft. If nine individuals are told nine different stories, and then each of those stories is published, you know the identity of each person who talked to the press.

It's called a "barium meal," after the medical test used to detect problems in the gastrointestinal tract. Soft tissues don't show up on X-rays. Barium salts are "radio-opaque," meaning that they show up in a radiograph or X-ray.

--SNIP--

Why couldn't the IC tell us if Flynn had broken the law or not? Because everyone had been given a different story.

General Flynn also knew he was being recorded. Therefore we can have no doubt that this was a sting operation coordinated between President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, General Flynn, the FBI, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

February 13, 2017 - The IC told the press that in late January, acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates warned the White House that General Michael Flynn may be vulnerable to Russian blackmail, due to his conversations with Ambassador Kislyak. Yates based her opinion on "a report." Sally Q. Yates is the first of the disloyal Democrats to be passed false information. She never listened to the actual tapes of Flynn's conversations.

February 16, 2017 - Donald Trump gave a press conference in which he admitted to the sting. He said that the leaks are real, but the news is fake.

In other words, the ODNI fed the IC false information that the IC then blathered to the press. The ODNI did this in order to restore to President Trump complete control over the IC so that he can stop the "corrosive and damaging" leaks. Trump also said that the conversations with Australia and Mexico were "almost like a test."

In reality they WERE a test. No transcripts of the conversations were ever produced, and both Australia and Mexico denied the IC's claims. The leakers have no access to actual information. They were set up. It's clear that the Trump sting operation involved PATRIOTIC members of the National Security Agency (NSA) and PATRIOTIC members of the ODNI.

It's also clear that General Michael Flynn helped create the barium meal or canary trap. The CIA hates Flynn due to his criticism of their incompetence. After the major leaks began in September of 2016, General Flynn, Trump, Pence, James Comey, and James Clapper hatched a plan to identify the leakers by giving them false information.

Flynn had to be fired so that the leakers and the press would continue their collusion. This means that Trump has even MORE evidence of their criminality, since they didn't immediately stop. The firing of Flynn made them overconfident and careless.

"One down, more to go!"

A fake trophy scalp

Flynn was not fired against his will. For some reason people don't understand that. I'm very surprised. Do you not grasp that Flynn CREATED this operation? The position of National Security Adviser is almost ceremonial. When the leaks began in September of 2016, it was FLYNN who crafted this sting. He hasn't been sacrificed. Instead, he's working behind the scenes to root out corruption in the IC.

--SNIP--

Posted by: The Donner Party at May 09, 2017 12:38 AM (qzf/J)

500 Polliwog, hmmm. Interesting.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:38 AM (qazQh)

501 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)

Star Trek TOS without the Abrams Reboot Universe

Magnum PI

Gilligan's Island with a big jello pit

The X-Files

Homicide, Life on the Street



Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 12:39 AM (AOrEZ)

502 Country Boy, it's a good thing I like the Eagles. :-)

But seriously... I like Elton John too, but KRTH is just obsessed with playing the same three songs of his: Tiny Dancer, Bennie And The Jets, Your Song. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...

Believe me, I can understand, even with a band I like.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:40 AM (qazQh)

503 It's just ridiculous IMHO. They cling to their super-specific format so tightly, any kind of creativity has been completely wrung out. It's all about the advertisers and pleasing the conglomerate.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:27 AM (qazQh)

Oh and this station plays the same bands every hour, I guess like the super-specific format you mention above.

Journey
Foreigner
Tom Petty
Eagles
Beatles
Individual Beatles
Individual Eagles
A couple others I forget now

It's maddening.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 09, 2017 12:40 AM (Jcg9Q)

504 Country Boy, exactly.

Who are these listeners who absolutely demand to hear these same 10 or 20 songs over and over and over? They honestly can't afford to just go to fucking Walmart or Amazon and spend 10 fucking bucks on a CD?!? I want to scream at them, just buy the CD and you can put it on ENDLESS REPEAT and hear Tiny Dancer 500 times a day if you want.

Honestly, at this stage I think what they're really doing is playing the stuff that the Program Directors want to hear constantly, not what the audience actually wants to hear. THEY just love Tiny Dancer to pieces forever, so they're going to make everyone else learns to love it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:44 AM (qazQh)

505 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)

Baywatch, relocated to Blacks Beach in San Diego with a big jello pit

Matlock for Vic and Irongrandpa

Golden Girls for grammie winger

Xena the Warrior Princess for AtC

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 12:45 AM (AOrEZ)

506 Off cannibal party sock.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 12:47 AM (qzf/J)

507 The new Blade Runner trailer has a prominent Atari logo early on, no doubt a call back to the logo's appearance in the original movie. I always did like that logo.


Meanwhile, in the real world... (copied from Wikipedia)
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On June 22, 2014, Atari announced a new corporate strategy that would include a focus on "new audiences", specifically "LGBT, social casinos, real-money gambling, and YouTube".
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Note that these days the company bearing the name "Atari" is essentially a rebranded Infogrames, which used to have some decent games. Obviously, that's no longer the case.

Posted by: junior at May 09, 2017 12:47 AM (To4O8)

508 So today I was messing with a "bookshelf" stereo amp I salvaged from the dump. It's a Realistic SA-1500, circa 1976. Solid-state, of course. Claims 35 watts per channel RMS, and actually has some respect in Web reports I've read.

Took the cover off, and found two blown 7-amp pigtail fuses. Blew out the dust, and soldered in new fuses. Hooked up speakers, and ran a line from the audio out of this computer. Amp was drawing power, but would not play a lick. Oh, wait. Very, very faint sound from speakers if I connected to Phono 1 or Phono 2 input, zilch from any other. No hum, either.

So I used clip leads, and connected my source cable to the terminal on the main amp board that feed the main amplifier. Bingo! Loud, clear music from the speakers. Both right and left power amps are alive and well. Something is gerfuckt between the preamps and the power amp. I have a schematic open from a manual in pdf. I'm thinking it might be a failure in that section of the power supply that feeds the preamps and tone control amps. Could explain the blown fuses, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 12:47 AM (0deF2)

509 Listeners can't possibly be demanding the same stuff over and over. I figured it was some corporate thing where the radio station owners have some kind of interest in these bands or something, I don't know.

Even during the "On Demand" segments during the day, when supposedly the listeners are picking the songs, it's the same damn bands. Maybe a different song, but the same bands. Hour after hour after hour.

Yeah I still tune in hoping for a song I like on occasion, but geez as soon as one of them comes on, off it goes. I can't even remember the last time I heard Nugent, or old AC/DC, or old Who, etc. etc.

"It's a Texas thing" my ass. Sheesh.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 09, 2017 12:48 AM (Jcg9Q)

510 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)


Farscape.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 09, 2017 12:49 AM (Tnhbr)

511
Might have something to do with the complicated and demanding requirements for pay to play thingamajigs these days?

Posted by: otho at May 09, 2017 12:50 AM (lmIoG)

512 Country Boy, exactly. I think you and I are on the exact same page about this. It's just maddening.

Just admit it guys: you have some douchebag program director, probably at conglomerate HQ in New Yoik, who thinks everyone just loves EXACTLY all the same fucking stuff s/he does, and that everyone in TX loves exactly the same stuff everyone in NY or CA does. It's just corporate Stalinism at its most absurd.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:50 AM (qazQh)

513 490 Ashley, here in SoCal a lot of the stations have tiny playlists, and just don't care if people notice.

If you tune into KRTH every day nowadays here in SoCal, you WILL hear "Tiny Dancer" and "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John at least once; you WILL hear "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds at least once; and you WILL hear "More Than A Feeling" by Boston at least once. You can literally bet your life on it. Even Jack FM has a bigger playlist (even if a lot of it is 1990s grunge dreck), and they're 100% automated.

It's just ridiculous IMHO. They cling to their super-specific format so tightly, any kind of creativity has been completely wrung out. It's all about the advertisers and pleasing the conglomerate.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:27 AM (qazQh)


Those are lazy programmers.

We had a computer program that scheduled the music, and there were several ways to do it.

1. Click the "schedule" button, print out the music log and give to the DJ.

2. Click the "schedule" button, spend the next two hours going over the music log song by song to make sure that the song hasn't played in the same day part in the previous 3-4 days, then get the music director to then go over the music log looking for the same thing and give you a list of things he thinks should be changed.

Most Program directors do number 1, very few do number 2. I made sure we did number 2 because the music was roughly 80% of the product that we provided to our listeners. It used to make me laugh that people would worry more about the "sizzle" and not the "steak".

I worked for a little bit in another town after I got out of school and listened to a station there. Bigger market, the station was considered a really good album rock station, but it got to the point that I knew what song was going to be played next. They were that predictable, and that lazy to reuse their music logs.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 12:53 AM (1JnAL)

514 505
Matlock for Vic and Irongrandpa

Golden Girls for grammie winger

Xena the Warrior Princess for AtC me

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 12:45 AM (AOrEZ)


Corrected for accuracy.

Posted by: rickl at May 09, 2017 12:54 AM (sdi6R)

515 Another thing that is VERY strange: these same program directors will SWEAR, "no, it's our statistics. People WANT to hear Tiny Dancer 14 times a day!!"

Really? When was the last time you did a new survey? Maybe in 1985, yes, people wanted to hear Tiny Dancer 14 times a day. But... it's never changed? People still wanted to hear the EXACT SAME DRECK every year since then? Really? MILLENIALS want to hear the same bullshit album tracks that their boomer grandparents demanded to hear 40 years ago? Really? Really???

It's bullshit. Something is seriously wrong. But these stations' information can't be based on actual reality. It's based on the bullshit reality of some overpraised, untouchable jackass in either LA or NY who's just good at finding foggy untouchable excuses to keep playing everything that s/he WANTS to hear, every day on every station, forever. Fuck 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:54 AM (qazQh)

516 What show would you like a comeback?

I got my wish, Samurai Jack.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 09, 2017 12:54 AM (VdICR)

517 A remake I would like to see, but hnow it would be impossible these days, just because of the title alone, is 'Alien Nation'. I actually enjoyed the tv series, and thought it better in some ways than the movie. But you just know an 'Alien Nation' remake would not be about intergalactic Tectonese but south-of-the-border visitors.

I watched some reruns recently of 'Alien Nation' and it was refreshingly very anti-PC. The show was also big on assimilation of and by the aliens, which would be another no-go for a reboot.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 12:55 AM (qzf/J)

518 Ashley, that makes sense.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:57 AM (qazQh)

519 Just admit it guys: you have some douchebag program director, probably at conglomerate HQ in New Yoik, who thinks everyone just loves EXACTLY all the same fucking stuff s/he does, and that everyone in TX loves exactly the same stuff everyone in NY or CA does. It's just corporate Stalinism at its most absurd.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:50 AM (qazQh)

That, and maybe what Otho said as well.

I've done the Dallas to Detroit drive a few times now. I map out classic rock stations along the way. From what I remember, they were almost without exception playing the same bands.

What I also noticed is that at times the songs were in the same or nearly the same order. When you haven't heard a song in years, then suddenly you hear it 5 times in a week from stations in different parts of the country, it makes me think there's some sort of national playlist a corporation will hand down. That kinda got irritating too.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 09, 2017 12:58 AM (Jcg9Q)

520 It's bullshit. Something is seriously wrong. But these stations' information can't be based on actual reality. It's based on the bullshit reality of some overpraised, untouchable jackass in either LA or NY who's just good at finding foggy untouchable excuses to keep playing everything that s/he WANTS to hear, every day on every station, forever. Fuck 'em.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:54 AM (qazQh)

Maybe it was that guy Elaine dated who always went into a trance when Desperado played, which was very often

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 12:58 AM (AOrEZ)

521 Those are lazy programmers.

We had a computer program that scheduled the music, and there were several ways to do it.

1. Click the "schedule" button, print out the music log and give to the DJ.

2. Click the "schedule" button, spend the next two hours going over the music log song by song to make sure that the song hasn't played in the same day part in the previous 3-4 days, then get the music director to then go over the music log looking for the same thing and give you a list of things he thinks should be changed.

Most Program directors do number 1, very few do number 2. I made sure we did number 2 because the music was roughly 80% of the product that we provided to our listeners. It used to make me laugh that people would worry more about the "sizzle" and not the "steak".

I worked for a little bit in another town after I got out of school and listened to a station there. Bigger market, the station was considered a really good album rock station, but it got to the point that I knew what song was going to be played next. They were that predictable, and that lazy to reuse their music logs.


Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 12:53 AM


When was this?

Posted by: otho at May 09, 2017 12:59 AM (lmIoG)

522 What I also noticed is that at times the songs were in the same or nearly the same order. When you haven't heard a song in years, then suddenly you hear it 5 times in a week from stations in different parts of the country, it makes me think there's some sort of national playlist a corporation will hand down. That kinda got irritating too.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 09, 2017 12:58 AM (Jcg9Q)

Clear Channel stations pretty much have the same playlists and formats all over the country. They own a shitload of stations, so that's probably the main reason.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 01:01 AM (AOrEZ)

523 Clear Channel stations pretty much have the same playlists and formats all over the country. They own a shitload of stations, so that's probably the main reason.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 01:01 AM (AOrEZ)

The stations even have the same names. Go to any reasonably large market, and you will find a station called "The Eagle".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 01:02 AM (0deF2)

524 Clear Channel stations pretty much have the same playlists and formats all over the country. They own a shitload of stations, so that's probably the main reason.
Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 01:01 AM (AOrEZ)

Clear Channel is now called iHeartMedia. Different name, same old playlists for all their stations

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 01:04 AM (AOrEZ)

525 Clear Channel stations pretty much have the same playlists and formats all over the country. They own a shitload of stations, so that's probably the main reason.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 01:01 AM (AOrEZ)

The stations even have the same names. Go to any reasonably large market, and you will find a station called "The Eagle".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 01:02 AM (0deF2)

I've noticed the pattern with iheart radio too, but I don't know who owns them.

The Eagle, The Bear, The Fox, the etc. etc. etc. Most country stations are like that now too.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 09, 2017 01:06 AM (Jcg9Q)

526 Clear Channel is now called iHeartMedia. Different name, same old playlists for all their stations


Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 01:04 AM (AOrEZ)

Well there ya go.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 09, 2017 01:07 AM (Jcg9Q)

527 LA Radio sucks...

that's why we're XM/Sirius at home and in the vehicles.

Little Steven's Underground Garage, FTW!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 09, 2017 01:07 AM (MnRda)

528 And on that note, I'm off to bed.

I've decided to try and make a few bucks in the market, and I've missed a couple golden opportunities the past couple trading days. So it's off to bed so I can get up at 7am and perhaps slice a few dollars away from some other poor sap trying to do the same thing.

Nite all.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 09, 2017 01:09 AM (Jcg9Q)

529 If we're going back to 1973, per the Global Cooling/Ice Age thread, guess what album's coming out!!! That's right, Blue Oyster Cult's "Tyranny Mutation"! Yeah baby!

Posted by: SFGoth at May 09, 2017 01:09 AM (KAi1n)

530 redc1c4, yup.

I got to listen to my bro-in-law's Sirius/XM on the way to and from Laughlin, on Easter weekend. Some of the tracks were very familiar, but they actually played some things I had *never* heard on LA radio, or hadn't heard in literally ages.

I think if radio has a real future (outside of talk radio continuing to do well), Sirius/XM has got it by the balls. I just can't believe that millenials, with all their new technology, are going to embrace all the same old local radio bullshit that their parents and grandparents are apparently all too happy to accept.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:12 AM (qazQh)

531 497 Ashley, ah. Yeah, I imagine some of that stuff got kind of monotonous.

Also, I believe in the 90s a lot of Top 40 became gangsta rap. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

(I think GR has gone away as a hit music format for the most part though, thankfully, because I don't hear much of it at all when I listen to top 40 radio while my teenaged niece and nephew in the car; nowadays, everyone sounds like they're auditioning for American Idol. Still annoying but at least they're not threatening/cussing out everything I believe in.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:35 AM (qazQh)

I worked at the station from 80-87, and then from 89-97. The gangsta rap started in about 90ish and kind of got obnoxious after a while. The record companies loved it because they could pay some guy about $50K to come in an record a song, release it, make big money on it, and if it looked like it was going to be a big seller, they paid them another $100K to make an album.

Then in about 92, they discovered Grunge. And they did the same thing for those guys except that they gave them the $100K to record an album. All the record company wanted was a song that they could release as a single.

Then, in the mid 90's something started to change. The charts became more about what was actually being played instead of where each station "charted" the song. Gangsta rap and grunge dropped and the mainstream acts started to rebound.

The biggest joke in the radio and music industry was Michael Jackson's "Bad" album. It was radioactive to any one that played any song from it, but every song released always seemed to top every top 40 radio station's chart, even though no one played the songs.

Even Madonna was radioactive by the early 90's, nobody was listening to her music except for in clubs, and she really wasn't selling very many records in the US, but the record companies were buying it to try to boost the sales charts. By the mid 90's all you ever saw in gas stations around the country were cassette tapes of Madonna and Michael Jackson on sale for $2.99 because those were the ones the record company bought and then sold to wholesalers for next to nothing.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 01:12 AM (1JnAL)

532 Goodnight Country Boy, and thanks for reassuring me I'm not crazy, local radio really IS FUBAR.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:13 AM (qazQh)

533 That's right, Blue Oyster Cult's "Tyranny Mutation"! Yeah baby!
Posted by: SFGoth at May 09, 2017 01:09 AM (KAi1n)
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WOOT!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 09, 2017 01:13 AM (MnRda)

534 Back in the late 80s there was a mixed format station in San Diego called KGB. They played a lot of Pink Floyd during afternoon rush hour and neither I nor many others complained. They also played The Rodeo Song in the morning rush almost every day with the f-words bleeped.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 01:14 AM (AOrEZ)

535 Ashley, I can believe that. By "Bad," people were far more interested in MJ for his crazy whacked-out lifestyle, and all the latest rumors about him and his (frankly spooky by that time) face, than his music. Outside of maybe "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," I don't remember any track from that album getting a ton of airplay.

I also find myself wondering, who are these people that are still buying Madonna albums? I can believe she still sells a respectable amount of units, because there's a lot of aging Gen-Xers out there who still want to feel at least a little hip from time to time, but she's nowhere near the draw she was in the 1980s. The record companies definitely are still seriously corrupted, even if they're not openly bribing DJs to play tracks anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:18 AM (qazQh)

536 i loved 91X out of Insane Diego in the 80s...

and KNAC out of Long Beach, before they went heavy metal in the 80s.

KROQ went south after they sold of their AM station,

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 09, 2017 01:19 AM (MnRda)

537 (BTW, I and my oldest sister, who's two years younger than me, are two of those Gen-Xers I described above.) ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:19 AM (qazQh)

538 i the late 70's. the best stations in the Bay Area, IMHO, were KSFM Woodland/Sacramento, KYTM, Marin, with KSAN, etc, resting on their laurels

these days, the only one worth a fart is/was KPIG out of the South Bay. haven't listened to them in years, so who knows.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 09, 2017 01:23 AM (MnRda)

539
i loved 91X out of Insane Diego in the 80s...

Posted by: redc1c4


Oh, ahaha, the infamous Tijuana station!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2017 01:24 AM (GgzGa)

540 redc1c4, oh man. At one time, LA was a radio mecca. KNAC, KROQ, KMET, KLOS, and even KRTH had nice big playlists with lots of great songs to choose from.

KLOS and the newcomer, "The Sound" (which I believe is a turnkey format for numerous stations across the country), IMHO still at least *try* to provide what rock stations were delivering in the 1970s and 1980s; a comparatively larger playlist, DJs with actual personalities, and a focus on something besides cramming as many commercials as they can into every hour. But it's obvious they're not the powerhouses they used to be (or ever were), and that their audiences are rapidly aging.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:25 AM (qazQh)

541 When I was in grammar school the big AM station in the NYC Metro was WABC with Cousin Brucie

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 01:25 AM (AOrEZ)

542 It's bullshit. Something is seriously wrong. But these stations' information can't be based on actual reality. It's based on the bullshit reality of some overpraised, untouchable jackass in either LA or NY who's just good at finding foggy untouchable excuses to keep playing everything that s/he WANTS to hear, every day on every station, forever. Fuck 'em.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 12:54 AM (qazQh)


The station owners hire a research company to come into the market to do a market survey of what people want in a radio station. Then the research is presented to the owners with a recommendation on what kind of format to go with based on the research. Program director is hired to implement the format, and usually they are from a different market with that has a station of that format. He/she/xe brings that station with him/her/xer, and then they all start sounding the same.

Or, the station owner just gets a third party to provide the programming for them via satellite.

But, all those stations are going after the 25-54 year old demo. That is the demo ad buyers want and crave.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 01:26 AM (1JnAL)

543 kbdabear, KGB in San Diego is still around. But I believe they're part of iHeartRadio now. Not sure if they still have any kind of autonomy or uniqueness to what they play or their DJs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:27 AM (qazQh)

544 Oh, shout out to the dude that maintated the KROQ AM station. That yacht was nice.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 09, 2017 01:27 AM (GgzGa)

545 Ashley, right, the 25-54 demo. But it's just amazing that NOTHING has changed re what ANY of them want to hear, for at least 10 years now. They ALL want to hear the exact same 20 songs from now until forever.

I don't buy it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:28 AM (qazQh)

546 Well, I checked the voltage at pin 14 on the main amp/power supply board, and get 31 volts. The filter caps on that line are rated at 50 volts, so that sounds about right. I guess the trouble exists on the preamp board.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 01:29 AM (0deF2)

547 The Rodeo Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX6ggRByE8g

Posted by: kbdabear at May 09, 2017 01:33 AM (AOrEZ)

548 The radio introduced me to Hozier and Ella King, and I eventually bought their albums. Also Imagine Dragons, which isn't nearly as good in mp3 format. I don't know if that's a good score or wasted opportunites.

Hozier, Take me to church

https://youtu.be/t0imaSCnSuA

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 09, 2017 01:34 AM (VdICR)

549 "The Sound" went to hello in a hand basket... they started out with a borad spectrum of music, then kept necking it down until it was the same old same old 200 songs. even the "no repeat" policy went by by.

first they hired Uncle Joke when KLOS canned his dumb ass, then they brought back Brian from the never to be sufficiently damned "mark and brian" idiocy.

he tanked, and then they decided to carry the Lambs during NFL season.

we went Sirius about the time Brian slimed his way onto the air. he was neither funny nor entertaining the first time, and he didn't get better with age.

STFU and play music, douchebag.





Posted by: redc1c4 at May 09, 2017 01:34 AM (MnRda)

550 When was this?
Posted by: otho at May 09, 2017 12:59 AM (lmIoG)


I know that the station I was at started using the computer to schedule music around 86 or 87. I left radio in 97, and when I went to visit people at the station I know they were still doing it in 2000. I'm sure that it is still done today except that the DJ's can't "make a mistake" and play some song they have been itching to play for weeks instead of the one scheduled.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 01:35 AM (1JnAL)

551 I would assume that pay-for-play is going on continuous through one scheme or another.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 09, 2017 01:36 AM (VdICR)

552 BourbonChicken, yup, there are a few current artists with real talent.

I personally think part of the reason Adele is so (over)praised is because, for all her shortcomings (like the fact that she seems to always be recording and releasing the exact same kind of torch songs over and over), she doesn't have to hold onto her autotune computer for dear life; the gal can actually *sing.*

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:37 AM (qazQh)

553

Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)



Supertrain!!!

Posted by: Joey Biden at May 09, 2017 01:38 AM (V4Qfo)

554 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)
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Combat and 12 O'Clock High

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 09, 2017 01:43 AM (MnRda)

555
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:18 AM (qazQh)>>>


Ghey men. That is who still buys her music.

That and fag hags.




I don't buy it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:28 AM (qazQh)>>>


Radio is monkey see, monkey do. Guys who came into a market would bring ideas from their previous stations, and most would get implemented. At first, it was kind of cool, because you usually had people who had been at the station for a while, so the new things didn't completely take over the station, they were just a little spice.

The problem became when there was no one left at a station with any institutional memory. Then all the things that made the station great get tossed out by the new guy. They would look at the playlist and see a regional singer/band and throw it right out because they didn't know the songs, so they weren't the right ones. The listeners though remembered, and each station started losing its individuality and its market appeal. But, other radio people would hear the station and since it connected all the dots it is supposed to, "it sounds great!".

Fast forward to today, and what you have is a few people nationwide making the decision on what gets played on a format. A country station in Cleveland will sound like a country station in Dallas, even though the types of country music popular in each market are different.

And with that, I'm out.

See y'all on the next ONT

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 01:50 AM (1JnAL)

556 I know that the station I was at started using the computer to schedule music around 86 or 87. I left radio in 97, and when I went to visit people at the station I know they were still doing it in 2000. I'm sure that it is still done today except that the DJ's can't "make a mistake" and play some song they have been itching to play for weeks instead of the one scheduled.


Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 09, 2017 01:35 AM


Oooohhh... ok. Thanks. That makes sense of your experience vs my involvement! I was thinking... "WTF? Computers? Schedules?" You had computers? We must have really been behind the times. Except for the mainstream top 40 AM joints, Stations had huge libraries of records and it was pretty much run by the DJ's. The intermediate AM places would get memos on what the current hits were and were expected to give em a spin (but, when they felt like it). In FM, The DJ's played whatever the fuck they wanted to. To be on high rotation, it meant all the DJ's loved your record. Backward, I suppose, but, it did make for a golden era for indies.

Posted by: otho at May 09, 2017 01:50 AM (lmIoG)

557 Ultraman
or the Banana Splits

Posted by: SFGoth at May 09, 2017 01:50 AM (KAi1n)

558 So I was wandering around YouTube and found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs5njR19Xuc

I was there, of course. Good times.

Posted by: rickl at May 09, 2017 01:51 AM (sdi6R)

559 Goodnight Ashley, thanks for the info.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 01:52 AM (qazQh)

560 Ultraman has the higher production values.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 09, 2017 01:56 AM (Mz29H)

561 (Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. John Wooden)

Somebody bitch-slap this guy - HARD.

Posted by: jbspry at May 09, 2017 01:59 AM (IhKmM)

562 Great chat tonight everyone. Thanks so much.

And with that, I gotta say goodnight too. I always learn a lot here, and get to vent too!! Bonus!!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 09, 2017 02:02 AM (qazQh)

563 554 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 08, 2017 10:41 PM (qazQh)



Spenser For Hire - but only if they could pull it off correctly.
Someone with talent could meld the Parker stories with those of Harlan Coben.

Actually, I'm surprised nobody has made a movie or even a TV pilot based on Myron Bolitar. His buddy Win has to be the best sidekick in fiction history.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 09, 2017 02:03 AM (5snrk)

564 'I Don't Wanna Talk About It'

prefer the Rod Stewart version.
Whitten sounds like a bad Dylan impression IMO.

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at May 09, 2017 02:04 AM (6sBpp)

565 509 Listeners can't possibly be demanding the same stuff over and over.

They can, and they do. I've been doing this for over thirty years, and while almost everyone says they want variety and lots of different songs, when I would give them that...the audience size goes down. Always.

There's a sweet spot for each music radio format when it comes to the number of songs in the library. Too many is just as bad as too few.

A skilled programmer takes the songs that are most desired by the listeners in that format in their region, and can make a playlist of a few hundred songs sound like a lot more.

If a song plays in the same hour from one day to the next, or in the next daypart (for example, two mornings in a row), the programmer isn't doing his job well.

As for stations like KRTH, their playlist is super-tight, no more than 300 at any one time. They also rotate a small amount of songs in and out every couple of weeks, so it's not the same 300 every time.

I could go more "inside baseball" with this, but it's already waay past bedtime. I'm going to go wait for the melatonin to kick in.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, Stable Boy of Hurlingbone Manor at May 09, 2017 02:05 AM (+HXL4)

566 Rat Patrol

Soldiers Of Fortune

Posted by: Meremortal at May 09, 2017 02:10 AM (3myMJ)

567 PJ on the election? After what he did? Hmmm.


Actually, I think his self-beclownment outdoes all the others, by "public figures". WTF could he possibly say now? He preferred a stupid, sociopathic criminal, surrounded by stupid authoritarian racist corrupt mediocrities? That's the exact question I would ask him if the chance presented itself.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 09, 2017 02:12 AM (uyrlv)

568 Of all the the trends of music, the ability to hear, sing, or play a pitch is a constant value. There is no substitute for that training, and the younger the better.

Ultraman make me think of The Big O.

https://youtu.be/UZd6-t27fx8

Bruce Timm's Batman takes a few visual ideas from anime. Anime returned the favor with The Big O.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 09, 2017 02:13 AM (VdICR)

569 (Gender, we are told, is a social construct.)

Then Feminism, based as it is on the feminine gender, is also a social construct and hence fraudulent.

Say, I'm starting to like this pseudo-intellectual liberal ideology stuff!

Posted by: jbspry at May 09, 2017 02:13 AM (IhKmM)

570 hey, let's check in with the #Science Bros at Reddit and see what is #1 on the front page...

...the Arctic is 'Unraveling'

golly, I had no idea it was made of wool...

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at May 09, 2017 02:14 AM (6sBpp)

571 (554 Wanted to ask the Horde: which TV show would you all most like to see make a comeback?)

That test pattern with the Noble Indian Chief in profile and lines of various thicknesses radiating outward, signifying that the god-damned peep show has ended for the day.

Posted by: jbspry at May 09, 2017 02:17 AM (IhKmM)

572 They can, and they do. I've been doing this for over thirty years, and
while almost everyone says they want variety and lots of different
songs, when I would give them that...the audience size goes down.
Always.

---
the Morning crew on The Sound here in LA had a daily feature where they would play a song that was (ostensibly) off the female jock's I=phone

one morning they played "Train Kept a Rolling" by the Yardbirds and listeners went batshit on FB...

"Who ruined the Aerosmith song?" was the most coherent complaint, and no amount of posting as to the history, etc, of the recording could dissuade the idiots.

that was the day i gave up on the station, and FM radio in general.

the listener base is hopelessly dumbed down.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 09, 2017 02:19 AM (MnRda)

573 Figures, the one night that late-nighting it would be especially difficult is Monday, and I'd really like to watch the Victory Day parade in Red Square live on russki TV.


The Moscow parade starts just after 10AM local time, so midnight in the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of Kalifornistan.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 09, 2017 02:20 AM (uyrlv)

574 Thank goodness for YouTube, so I can hear Queen songs other than Bohemian Rhapsody and Another One Bites the Dust.
https://youtu.be/azdwsXLmrHE

And the playlist I would select, well probably wouldn't excite a lot of people.
Because this would be in it
https://youtu.be/8NYKMzG8yys

And a lot of other stuff
https://youtu.be/-P67b07z7Qw

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 09, 2017 02:30 AM (Mz29H)

575
that was the day i gave up on the station, and FM radio in general.
the listener base is hopelessly dumbed down.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 09, 2017 02:19 AM (MnRda)


The average idiot doesn't realize that almost every classic rock song they grew up with was a cover.
Rolling Stones, Cream, Clapton, hell - everyone was covering old blues standbys.

I gave up on FM radio decades sgo, and I'm young for this crowd.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 09, 2017 02:31 AM (5snrk)

576 ..the Arctic is 'Unraveling'

golly, I had no idea it was made of wool...
Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at May 09, 2017 02:14 AM (6sBpp)

The Attic is made from only the finest ice and snow. Woven with utmost care by polar bears, penguin and seals who have passed the trade down in their families from generation to generation.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 09, 2017 02:33 AM (neMrj)

577 Aestius, with polar bears much has passed through them also.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 09, 2017 02:36 AM (Mz29H)

578 Huh.
I'm jealous. My attic is made of simple yellow pine timbers and old 1953 celluloid insulation.
Probably some squirrel and rat turds mixed in.

The most exotic creature that built it wad Mr. Jarvis, one one legged WW2 vet that bought the lot.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 09, 2017 02:46 AM (5snrk)

579 Kremlin tower tolling 10AM now, then the parade begins. With extensive formal greetings from the Moscow district military commander to various units, from an open car.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 09, 2017 02:53 AM (uyrlv)

580 IDK what the hell folks are discussing, but I'm here to tell you the Arctic just finally left my yard for the year this past week. And once it did, it left behind several large mounds of moose poo to deal with, not to mention some seriously soggy and slightly frozen mossy spots along the damned fence.

Global warming, my ass.

I hope moose poo is good for growing raspberries. That's where they are gonna end up. Now, if I can figure out how to keep the dogs out of them.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 09, 2017 02:59 AM (NXsWM)

581 Make that the Minister of Defense doing the exchanges with the units.


Kind of cool. Very very different than the way we doe things. But it's got it's own style.


The minister greets the units with "comrades, congratulations on the 72nd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War".


Posted by: rhomboid at May 09, 2017 03:05 AM (uyrlv)

582 "Now, if I can figure out how to keep the dogs out of them."

A few BBs to the butt area will do that.

Posted by: Red Ryder at May 09, 2017 03:05 AM (d76uN)

583 Now Putin talks.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 09, 2017 03:06 AM (uyrlv)

584 A few BBs to the butt area will do that.
Posted by: Red Ryder at May 09, 2017 03:05 AM (d76uN)

Well, yeah, but they are MY dogs.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 09, 2017 03:07 AM (NXsWM)

585 Will Putin bring the maximum funk?

https://youtu.be/WhPvJOnHotE

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 09, 2017 03:08 AM (VdICR)

586 Sad to hear about Bob Owens. RIP.

But hey, I do like the idea of people paying for what they use re the gasoline tax. Let's expand this thought much further.

Public trans -- This one is easy too, as you raise the price of tickets to cover all costs.

Public schools -- Add a special property tax if you have children of school age, otherwise that line item charge vanishes for the rest of the owners. For renters, they get hit with a special renter's property tax add-on. Easy peasy. For those with kids in private schools, they get a property tax exemption.

Public hospitals -- Guess where I'm going on this one. See #1.

Public defenders -- Hey, there's a tax for that (looks at users).

Public parks -- Pay the turnstile, bitches.

The police -- Call the cops, get a bill.

Yeppers, I'm liking this line of reasoning. Let's go with it.


Posted by: GnuBreed at May 09, 2017 03:09 AM (wTwJ2)

587 Well, yeah, but they are MY dogs.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 09, 2017 03:07 AM (NXsWM)

You're not supposed to shoot em a 5 feet. Stand back at about 20 yards and all ya get is a slight sting. Enough to get their attention.

Posted by: Red Ryder at May 09, 2017 03:15 AM (d76uN)

588 Well, yeah, but they are MY dogs.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 09, 2017 03:07 AM (NXsWM)
====

You're not supposed to shoot em a 5 feet. Stand back at about 20 yards and all ya get is a slight sting. Enough to get their attention.

Posted by: Red Ryder at May 09, 2017 03:15 AM (d76uN)


I'm thinking an e-collar would work better without the trauma of shooting at one's own dogs.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:23 AM (qzf/J)

589 Woo-hoo! Got my little amplifier working. I already knew the power amp end was working. Volume control seemed to work, because it was able to vary the sound from inaudible to very faint. Traced the signal wires back from the power amp board, and they go to a tiny board, piggy-backed onto the preamp board. Nothing on it but a few resistors, one transistor, and a little green coil, marked "L24". No "L24" on the schematic I have. No tiny board either, leastwise not that tiny board.

Bridged a couple of contacts with my fingers, and loud music came out of the speakers. Coil has six terminals. Two are inputs, connected by shielded wire to the tone control board, and two are outputs, connected by shielded cable to the power amp board. The other two appears to be connected to the transistor and to ground, or maybe power. I think the coils is (was, since it seems to be open) a saturable reactor controlled by the transistor. Maybe it's a device to mute the amp when switching modes, or maybe a peak limiter? Not on the schematic.

So I figured, "coil? likely low DC resistance, eh?" Soldered in a 22 ohm resistor to replace each leg of the coil, and bingo! I had a working amp. Listening to it right now. Volume, all three tone controls, and balance control work fine. Not even any scratchy noises when I move the controls. Enough volume to blow me out of the room.

Whatever feature that little board provided, the amp doesn't need it, as evidenced by the schematic not having it.

An easy fix, as major disassembly was not required.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 03:25 AM (0deF2)

590 I saw Major Disassembly open for Foreigner at the Beehive in '99.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 09, 2017 03:28 AM (VdICR)

591 Hmmm. Bass sounds a little crappy. Must be those cheap-ass speakers.

I'm going to put this amp out in the shop, with some decent speakers on it, and run a line outside from this computer, so I can play mp3's off the vast collection in this hard drive, and thereby avoid listening to the radio.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 03:33 AM (0deF2)

592 I saw Joan Jett and the Kinks open for Foreigner at JFK stadium in Philly in 1982.

That was a nice stadium. Something like 100,000 seats.

Foreigner sucked, BTW.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 09, 2017 03:35 AM (zc3Db)

593 Listening to "Spoonful" by Howlin' Wolf right now. sounding good.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 03:38 AM (0deF2)

594 I saw Joan Jett and the Kinks open for Foreigner at JFK stadium in Philly in 1982.

That was a nice stadium. Something like 100,000 seats.

Foreigner sucked, BTW.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 09, 2017 03:35 AM (zc3Db)


I was there, too (took the bus from NYC). Madonna was on the bill, along with Huey Lewis and the News.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:39 AM (qzf/J)

595 I'm thinking an e-collar would work better without the trauma of shooting at one's own dogs.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:23 AM (qzf/J)

Ewwww......

Electro shock therapy for dogs. You monster.

Throw hot dogs at them instead. You'll save your berries and hot dog sales will increase.

Bigly!

Win-Win

Posted by: Oscar Mayer at May 09, 2017 03:43 AM (d76uN)

596 I was there, too (took the bus from NYC). Madonna was on the bill, along with Huey Lewis and the News.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:39 AM (qzf/J)


I knew you seemed familiar

My brother had just seen the Stones there not very long before that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 09, 2017 03:44 AM (zc3Db)

597 Throw hot dogs at them instead. You'll save your berries and hot dog sales will increase.

Bigly!

Win-Win

Posted by: Oscar Mayer at May 09, 2017 03:43 AM (d76uN)


Yeah, win-win for vets what with all the sodium in your franks.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:46 AM (qzf/J)

598 Good morning horde,
I'll get the coffee on but it will be awhile

Posted by: Skip at May 09, 2017 03:47 AM (Ot7+c)

599 POP, who was the black singer in the line-up? Luther Vandross? I thought it was some guy originally from Philly.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:48 AM (qzf/J)

600 POP, who was the black singer in the line-up? Luther Vandross? I thought it was some guy originally from Philly.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:48 AM (qzf/J)


I don't remember a black singer. I thought that Loverboy had been in the line up. I may be confusing concerts, though.

As to black singers from philly (of that time) I can only think of Teddy Prendergrass.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 09, 2017 03:52 AM (zc3Db)

601 re: Concerts and how you know you're old at 25.

I went to see Ian Hunter at the Pier in NYC in '81. He had a minor solo hit with his 'Central Park and West' at the time. Hunter also played some Hoople songs along with some of his solo stuff after he left Hoople/they broke up. There was a 16 to 18-year-old girl, with her boyfriend, next to me. When Hunter broke into some of his solo stuff, which I really like, I was on my chair, singing right along with him. The girl turned to her boyfriend and I heard her say, 'He knows all the words!'

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:54 AM (qzf/J)

602 Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:48 AM (qzf/J)

I just looked it up. No Madonna. Some site says that Rick James was on (though I have no recollection of him). Your memory is better than mine.

Huey Lewis, Loverboy, Joan Jett, The Kinks, and Foreigner.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 09, 2017 03:56 AM (zc3Db)

603 POP, Pendergrass, that's the one. Loverboy may have been in that all-day concert line-up, too, though I can't remember. Funny, that. But the Kinks were damn good. And Joan Jet brought down the stadium with her 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll'. Very few groups/people have a rock anthem in their repertoire.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:58 AM (qzf/J)

604 Madonna was in the line-up. She was on very early as she was just starting out. Maybe she was a late addition/filler.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:59 AM (qzf/J)

605 Yes, Pendergrass was there, too. I remember thinking at the time, one of these acts is not like the others.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 04:00 AM (qzf/J)

606 Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:58 AM (qzf/J)

Never mind my Rick James mention. I think that was another concert they were citing. Teddy Pendergrass was a big Philly guy. He used to drive around the neighborhood in a nice Ferrari 308. Gorgeous car. He eventually crashed it and was paralyzed, IIRC.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 09, 2017 04:03 AM (zc3Db)

607 Madonna was in the line-up. She was on very early as she was just starting out. Maybe she was a late addition/filler.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 03:59 AM (qzf/J)


I probably missed the very beginning of the concert. That was a looong day. It was one of the last big concerts I ever went to.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 09, 2017 04:05 AM (zc3Db)

608 POP, I looked up when Pendergrass was paralyzed (3/18/82). He may have done that concert in a wheelchair, if my memory is not totally faulty. I think the concert was in the spring, but after March 18th.

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 04:10 AM (qzf/J)

609 Coffee is done

Posted by: Skip at May 09, 2017 04:13 AM (Ot7+c)

610 I probably missed the very beginning of the concert.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 09, 2017 04:05 AM (zc3Db)


I remember hearing Huey Lewis begin his set when I was in line to use the bathroom. Bathrooms are the biggest problem with those all-day stadium concerts. And JFK had shitty bathrooms (pun intended).

Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 04:14 AM (qzf/J)

611 Ya know, if you take some paste, the good stuff from Elmers. Add some grape flavored Kool Aid, it tastes pretty damn good.

Now that's a big effn deal!

Posted by: J. Biden at May 09, 2017 04:15 AM (d76uN)

612 Posted by: RickZ at May 09, 2017 04:10 AM (qzf/J)

I had another friend who lived around me (and Teddy) who also had a silver 308. Sometimes I used to chase Teddy when I saw him on the road because I thought it was my other friend's Ferrari.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 09, 2017 04:17 AM (zc3Db)

613 Awwwwww. Kellogg's announced yesterday that they were laying off over 200 workers in MN, after an announcement last week that they were shedding 250+ jobs in NY state.

Maybe whipping out your dicks and slapping Breitbart readers in the face with them wasn't such a good idea after all, eh Kellogg? I certainly have made sure not to purchase a single one of your many brands after your dickheaded move. And I lurved Cheezits and Keebler club crackers.

I've found decent substitutes, while I'm guessing Kellogg hasn't found decent replacement consumers for me.

Oh, and fuck McDonalds and Target Corp. in their respective squeakholes. I don't do business with you pricks neither.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 09, 2017 04:25 AM (wTwJ2)

614 Welp! It's 2:38 A.M. here. Long past my bed time. Better scurry off to bed. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 09, 2017 04:29 AM (0deF2)

615 I wold consider an increase in the gas tax when 100% of the money collected goes to road construction and maintenance, as it was originally intended. Instead it has become a general slush fund for free spending politicians.


Until then they can kiss my ass.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 09, 2017 04:40 AM (mpXpK)

616 If nothing else on my trips home I see they are still working on taking down the NFL Draft setup at the Philadelphia Art museum

Posted by: Skip at May 09, 2017 04:43 AM (Ot7+c)

617 Morning, Horde

Posted by: fluffy at May 09, 2017 05:53 AM (jw2Xw)

618 John Wooden fake quote:

"Sorry, I can't HEAR you, young man. Understand? Don't say that again! Go talk to Sam Gilbert about that, son. May God bless you and cause His light to shine upon you."

Posted by: mnw at May 09, 2017 05:56 AM (qifx9)

619 Late to the party with regards to gas tax increases.

My general feeling about this tax like all taxes is unless you can demonstrate a real need other than saying you need more money because reasons, I'm against it.

NJ hiked it's gas tax and I don't see any more construction, better roads or anything of that sort.

In fact the roads, especially the county roads are a scandal.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 09, 2017 06:08 AM (FQwom)

620 Mornin'

Posted by: wing at May 09, 2017 06:09 AM (Ohl7S)

621 And I'm generally sick and tired of the ticks and leeches saying we need more money for this or that, prove it.

As a project manager I would love the ability to go to a client and say I need more money because I just need more money.

Sadly it doesn't work like that in the real world.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 09, 2017 06:17 AM (FQwom)

622 And I'm generally sick and tired of the ticks and leeches saying we need more money for this or that, prove it.

"We are the government. All the money we demand is well-spent but insufficient. Trust us. So give us more, you greedy, selfish bastards."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 09, 2017 06:39 AM (4HbHy)

623 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 09, 2017 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

624 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 09, 2017 06:46 AM (J+eG2)

625 So what's face anthrax feel like?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 09, 2017 07:02 AM (oVJmc)

626 *nood*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 09, 2017 07:03 AM (6gk0M)

627 Actually, I knew a deaf teen who liked music with heavy beats. He could feel them.

(No, I'm not kidding.)

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at May 09, 2017 08:29 AM (vFmT2)

628 http://tinyurl.com/How-Hawking-Is-Talking

Posted by: Marooned at May 09, 2017 08:47 AM (KdYVH)

629 Speaking of gas taxes, we here in Alaska pay some of the highest prices for gasoline, and out the "bush", they pay jaw-dropping prices of over $5 a gallon and more(!).

But, wanted mention a rather asinine measure that was recently passed in Anchorage regarding a $50.00 "fee" (read, tax) on, wait for it, STUDDED TIRES. In Alaska.

Already tires are a rather large expense for any family whether they are summer or winter tires, and to add another $200.00 to the cost of safe driving is maddening.

Posted by: AkRonin at May 10, 2017 01:40 PM (0A5SO)

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An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat