Overnight Open Thread (20 May 2017)

Evidently, today is World Whisky Day. I thought that was everyday.

Chinese Top Gun

I guess the Chinese have seem the movie Top Gun. 2 Chinese fighter jets gave a US surveillance plane the Top Gun treatment. Inverted huh?

Venezuela

Yeah, the coverage has been pretty light. Why the left refuses to talk about Venezuela. Anyone hear from Sean Penn or Danny Glover on this?

Nevertheless, as a dedicated leftist, Lange-Chrion unfortunately still mistakenly thinks that the Venezuelan problem is political and not economic. For him, it's merely an unfortunate coincidence that the implementation of the Chavismo economic agenda just happened to coincide with the destruction of the nation's political and economic institutions.

But here's the thing: it's not a coincidence.

In fact, it's a textbook case of a country electing a leftwing populist who undoes years of pro-market reforms, and ends up destroying the economy.

Party Above Country

Yo Democrats, your words and actions don't show that you're putting country above party either.

Then again, recklessly throwing around words like "impeachable" and "treason" before the evidence exists to level those consequential charges also puts party over country.

Hysteria also erodes trust in our institutions for nothing more than political gain.

You will, for instance, have to read six paragraphs into Reuters' recent highly shared scoop headlined "Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources" to learn that "people who described the contacts to Reuters said they had seen no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the campaign and Russia in the communications reviewed so far."

Talk about burying your lead.

Orax

Pretty good retro album.

Science

Heh. Hoax science paper says penis is a social construct that worsens climate change. Of course it gets published in the journal Cogent Social Science.

The authors begin, "Anatomical penises may exist," but the "conceptual penis is better understood not as an anatomical organ but as a social construct." It goes downhill from there. "There are many women who have penises," they boldly claim. Then, they gratuitously listed some crude synonyms for the penis, such as: "beaver basher," "custard launcher," "pork sword," and "mayo shooting hotdog gun." They explained that "manspreading" - when a man sits with his legs open - is "akin to raping the empty space around him."

At this point, it is worth stopping to ponder that this didn't raise any red flags with the editors of the journal. Not only did they think this was perfectly intellectual, publishable material, they praised the authors for their work.


h/t

WCry Worm

Interesting. Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week's WCry worm spread so widely.

WWII Aircraft

Negative Coverage

Not surprising. News coverage of Donald Trump's first 100 days is overwhelmingly negative.

Oops

Cincinnati Mayor apologizes to police after his office accidentally honors officer's killer. Accidentally? He's a Democrat. It's likely he thought he could get some brownie points from BLM.

Cat Video

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Comments

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1 C'Mon... nobody?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 09:45 PM (6gk0M)

2 That's a first! Way to go, Slap!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 09:46 PM (DMUuz)

3 I waited for someone to jump in, but nobody grabbed the ring.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 09:47 PM (6gk0M)

4 First!

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2017 09:47 PM (jw2Xw)

5 Top ten!

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2017 09:47 PM (jw2Xw)

6 Top ten?

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 09:48 PM (0mRoj)

7 Movie thread must be scintillating

Posted by: L, Elle at May 20, 2017 09:48 PM (ksPsw)

8 Fifth, with (uncharacteristically) nothing to say.

Posted by: Cowboyneal at May 20, 2017 09:48 PM (NVIvy)

9 I don't want to take point. Let someone else do it.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 20, 2017 09:48 PM (JIOfQ)

10 Ooops. Forgot to update the time but it actually worked out for a change.

Posted by: CDR M at May 20, 2017 09:48 PM (9I51B)

11 *manspreads*

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 09:48 PM (0mRoj)

12 That hekini makes my eyes bleed.

The male rompers they have out now are just as awful.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 20, 2017 09:49 PM (P8951)

13 My conceptual penis puts Peter North to shame.

Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 09:49 PM (ANIFC)

14 I saw the Mankinis open for the RompHims at the Rest Area on I 65 last weekend...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:49 PM (ycWCI)

15 Custard launcher? Does custard qualify as pudding?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 09:49 PM (DMUuz)

16 Erev tov lekholam!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 20, 2017 09:50 PM (e9G8E)

17 Go Preds!!

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 09:51 PM (GsAUU)

18 Additionally, the man who actually agreed to pose in a male bikini deserved to be beaten with rubber hoses for several hours as punishment.

Unless he had a good reason for doing so - like his children were starving or he had to pay his mother's medical bills, something like that.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 20, 2017 09:51 PM (P8951)

19 Movie thread and why John Carter was poorly marketed.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 20, 2017 09:51 PM (rzRHr)

20 I burst out laffing at that cat pic. Do my neighbors think a crazy lady lives next door?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 09:51 PM (NT3RT)

21 Empty-netter goal!!!


Smashville up 3-1

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 09:51 PM (GsAUU)

22 They explained that "manspreading" - when a man sits with his legs open - is "akin to raping the empty space around him."

Just how insane do you have to be to come up with shit like this?

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 09:51 PM (0mRoj)

23 I am actually more surprised that they could find 41% negative stories on Obama. Must have really worked hard on that sample size.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:52 PM (ycWCI)

24 What's all this now? ONT by 9pm Central?

I think I might make it in the top 25...

if I can resist.... reading... content.........

Posted by: mindful webworker - don't stop now at May 20, 2017 09:52 PM (hGZJP)

25 I don't know much about the world wide hack attack but I've been fighting a flood of bits since about last Monday and it's killing me.


Firefox updated Monday or Tuesday, and then it got worse.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 20, 2017 09:52 PM (JIOfQ)

26 Anybody here do throwing knives? I kinda wanna do that. Is there a specific brand of knives that's best?

Posted by: April at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (e8PP1)

27 22 They explained that "manspreading" - when a man sits with his legs open - is "akin to raping the empty space around him."

Just how insane do you have to be to come up with shit like this?
Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 09:51 PM (0mRoj)

You just have to know your target audience.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (ycWCI)

28 first Orax song: D major/ E minor ?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (6FqZa)

29 Evidently, today is World Whisky Day. I thought that was everyday.

--I heard that either yesterday or today was also Pizza Party Day.

Is there a Contrive a Silly Day Day?

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (GsAUU)

30 They explained that "manspreading" - when a man sits with his legs open - is "akin to raping the empty space around him."

-------

The empty space wanted it - you see how it was dressed.

Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (ANIFC)

31 You just have to know your target audience.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (ycWCI)

The audience is also batshit crazy.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 09:54 PM (0mRoj)

32 Just how insane do you have to be to come up with shit like this?

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 09:51 PM (0mRoj)


"You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Work at a University, But It Sure Does Help!"

/Comic Sans

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 20, 2017 09:54 PM (+QhzW)

33 The empty space wanted it - you see how it was dressed.
Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (ANIFC)

It was obviously not respecting the youths culture, so it deserved it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:54 PM (ycWCI)

34 Heh. Hoax science paper says penis is a social construct that worsens climate change. Of course it gets published in the journal Cogent Social Science.

--LMAO. That is bloody genius.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 09:55 PM (GsAUU)

35 33 The empty space wanted it - you see how it was dressed.
Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (ANIFC)

It was obviously not respecting the youths culture, so it deserved it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:54 PM (ycWCI)

Sexual emergency.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 09:55 PM (0mRoj)

36 Nothing like an NHL fight with <10 seconds left in the game.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 09:55 PM (GsAUU)

37 The male rompers they have out now are just as awful.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V


The male rompers look like something you'd put on a 1 year old baby.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 20, 2017 09:55 PM (+lVUW)

38 35 33 The empty space wanted it - you see how it was dressed.
Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (ANIFC)

It was obviously not respecting the youths culture, so it deserved it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:54 PM (ycWCI)

Sexual emergency.
Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 09:55 PM (0mRoj)

But, Crusades!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:56 PM (ycWCI)

39 I've been fighting a flood of bits since about last Monday and it's killing me
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 20, 2017 09:52 PM


Sorting them into groups of sixteen can sometimes take a byte out of the problem.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 09:56 PM (DMUuz)

40 Thank you fairy godmother, whoever you are

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 20, 2017 09:56 PM (CNHr1)

41 When Hugo Chavez died, he was worth $1,000,000,000.

True Man of the People.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 09:56 PM (GsAUU)

42 ABC stores are closed so no whiskey for me tonight. Government knows best right? Thanks CDR_M for another fun ONT!!!!

Posted by: NC Ref at May 20, 2017 09:57 PM (SpeiC)

43 I mean, when's the last time you saw a woman wear rompers, much less a man?

Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 09:57 PM (ANIFC)

44 I thought women could be termed frigid. Wouldn't that effect climate change more?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 20, 2017 09:57 PM (IDPbH)

45 43 I mean, when's the last time you saw a woman wear rompers, much less a man?
Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 09:57 PM (ANIFC)

Beyoncé

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 20, 2017 09:58 PM (IDPbH)

46 43 I mean, when's the last time you saw a woman wear rompers, much less a man?
Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 09:57 PM (ANIFC)

I knew a gal in college who pulled one off.

I liked it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:59 PM (ycWCI)

47 If anybody puts that on me when I'm dead, I'll get up and strangle them.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 09:59 PM (6gk0M)

48 we brought a new kitteh home today...

poor guy got rescued by a lady, only to have her wind up in the hospital in such a fashion that she will never be coming home, less than a year later.

so far so good, the house lions haven't been aggressive or anything, but he's hunkered down in his fort under the foot stool in the front room, having circled the house a few times.

we'll see if he ate his hand delivered dinner. he wasn't sure about the fresh catnip offering either.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2017 09:59 PM (Bmm50)

49 The male rompers they have out now are just as awful.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 20, 2017 09:49 PM


So you're saying the hot look for a MeMo is:

Manbun
Romphim
Crocs
J. Crew messenger bag

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 10:00 PM (DMUuz)

50
I was betting this latest Sokal style hoax would make the ONT. Hilarious.

No matter how crazy you try to make something, the real thing is nuttier nowadays.

And, speaking of penii, is Wiener going to do hard time?

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 10:00 PM (8O3HH)

51 Ooops. Forgot to update the time but it actually worked out for a change.

Posted by: CDR M at May 20, 2017 09:48 PM (9I51B)



I finally found out where Ace got his time machine parts. That he totally doesn't have. Do a search on 121G oreilly. Then contact Putin for the uranium I'd guess......

Posted by: NC Ref at May 20, 2017 10:00 PM (SpeiC)

52 41 When Hugo Chavez died, he was worth $1,000,000,000.

True Man of the People.
Posted by: logprof


I wonder what that freak in North Korea is worth.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 20, 2017 10:01 PM (+lVUW)

53 In while Slapweasel still has the first post!

Posted by: GOULD at May 20, 2017 10:01 PM (wM+lU)

54 OK, I guess the "his" bikini is worse than a RompHim.

Posted by: rickl at May 20, 2017 10:01 PM (sdi6R)

55 The penis is mightier than the Board.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:01 PM (nlbfN)

56 When Sokal did his hoax, it meant something, because the academy still had enough real academics that it would embarrass them.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:01 PM (6FqZa)

57 So you're saying the hot look for a MeMo is:

Manbun
Romphim
Crocs
J. Crew messenger bag
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 10:00 PM (DMUuz)

Ok, there is a dude who works one on one of the lines where I work. This is an industrial job. He has been sporting a man-bun and a hipster beard. Friday he traded the manbun for a kerchief. WTF.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:02 PM (ycWCI)

58 Evening all.

Just sitting here watching the world go by.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 20, 2017 10:02 PM (D2vc1)

59 "In while Slapweasel still has the first post!"
-Posted by: GOULD at May 20, 2017 10:01 PM (wM+lU)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 10:02 PM (6gk0M)

60 Weiner is going to Club Fed, so the only hard time he's doing is in his elbow tendons on the tennis court.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:02 PM (6FqZa)

61 Oops

Cincinnati Mayor apologizes to police after his office accidentally honors officer's killer. Accidentally? He's a Democrat. It's likely he thought he could get some brownie points from BLM.


--Justice for Harambe!

Gorilla Lives Matter!

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 10:03 PM (GsAUU)

62 Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:02 PM (ycWCI)

Is he transitioning?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 20, 2017 10:03 PM (IDPbH)

63
Is he transitioning?
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 20, 2017 10:03 PM (IDPbH)

Don't wanna know.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:04 PM (ycWCI)

64 off to make gringo tacos (ground round, salsa, hard taco shells, shredded cheese, etc) because lazy.

Negra Modelo to wash it all down.

BIAB, unless i face plant over dinner.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2017 10:04 PM (Bmm50)

65 Just how insane do you have to be to come up with shit like this?

Cogent Social Science is one of those vanity press periodicals; you can get published in it if you cross their palms with enough silver.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 20, 2017 10:04 PM (3C9q2)

66 So does that mean an Alabama Hot Pocket is also a social construct?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 20, 2017 10:04 PM (rzRHr)

67 >>So you're saying the hot look for a MeMo is:

Manbun
Romphim
Crocs
J. Crew messenger bag

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 10:00 PM

I think that if my hair was in a manbun, I'd get mistaken for a sumo wrestler...

On the plus side, I could throw salt at people, I guess.

(Hello, Horde!)

Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 20, 2017 10:05 PM (q1+kD)

68 The guy in the bikini looks like Andy Kaufman.

Or Tony Clifton.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 20, 2017 10:05 PM (5VlCp)

69 Ooo, "Roof of Love" by ORAX has a Johnny Marr ring to it

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:05 PM (6FqZa)

70 Just sitting here watching the world go by.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 20, 2017 10:02 PM (D2vc1)
*******
You sound forlorn. Or maybe content. I can't tell.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 20, 2017 10:05 PM (ksPsw)

71 63
Is he transitioning?
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 20, 2017 10:03 PM (IDPbH)

Don't wanna know.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:04 PM (ycWCI)

You'll find out soon enough, I suppose.

Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 10:05 PM (ANIFC)

72 Is there a specific brand of knives that's best?
-------
Ginsu!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:07 PM (nlbfN)

73 Watching some awesome lightning in the clouds outside my balcony.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:07 PM (ycWCI)

74 That mankini-he doesn't need a Brazilian, he needs a South American.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 20, 2017 10:07 PM (rzRHr)

75 Ok, there is a dude who works one on one of the lines where I work. This is an industrial job. He has been sporting a man-bun and a hipster beard. Friday he traded the manbun for a kerchief. WTF.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Is this a factory job. Here in Michigan if someone wore a manbun to a factory job, I would think that he'd be subjected to some, um, teasing.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 20, 2017 10:08 PM (+lVUW)

76 World Whiskey Day?
I sipped on some of the best shit I've ever tasted today - Bulleitt, white label .

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:08 PM (M7oLR)

77 58 Evening all.

Just sitting here watching the world go by.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 20, 2017 10:02 PM (D2vc1)

Same here. Just marking time.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 10:08 PM (0mRoj)

78 57 So you're saying the hot look for a MeMo is:
Manbun
Romphim and/or a hekini
Crocs
J. Crew messenger bag
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 10:00 PM (DMUuz)
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Or half the "men" in Austin...........

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 20, 2017 10:09 PM (kufk0)

79 Nothing like an NHL fight with <10 seconds left in the game.
--------
There are still reasons for Canadians to be proud.
Excuse me... I think I'm tearing-up a bit.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:09 PM (nlbfN)

80 I got your social construct right here.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at May 20, 2017 10:09 PM (Nwg0u)

81 the only hard time he's doing is in his elbow tendons on the tennis court.

Club Fed might allow Weiner the use of a smartphone for texting underage cishet females.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 20, 2017 10:09 PM (3C9q2)

82 79 Nothing like an NHL fight with
--------
There are still reasons for Canadians to be proud.
Excuse me... I think I'm tearing-up a bit.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:09 PM (nlbfN)
---
They're fighting hard...porn star hard!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:10 PM (NT3RT)

83 Good evening all! Got some new ink, a handful of cigars and bottle of Balvenie. Life is good.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 20, 2017 10:10 PM (n5625)

84 Oops, I meant "gay porn hard!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:10 PM (NT3RT)

85 I think that if my hair was in a manbun, I'd get mistaken for a sumo wrestler...
On the plus side, I could throw salt at people, I guess.
(Hello, Horde!)
Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 20, 2017 10:05 PM


The Crocs and J..Crew bag help leaven that impression. Wearing chaps with the RompHim might too.

And hello!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 10:10 PM (DMUuz)

86 Is this a factory job. Here in Michigan if someone wore a manbun to a factory job, I would think that he'd be subjected to some, um, teasing.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 20, 2017 10:08 PM (+lVUW)

Yeah it is. And the ladies of the factory have a penchant for yoga pants- and some of them really do them justice, IYKWIM.

Just do not get it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:11 PM (ycWCI)

87 70 Just sitting here watching the world go by.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 20, 2017 10:02 PM (D2vc1)
*******
You sound forlorn. Or maybe content. I can't tell.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 20, 2017 10:05 PM (ksPsw)


Maybe he's just listening to some old Dean Martin records?


Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:11 PM (M7oLR)

88 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 20, 2017 10:12 PM (07aia)

89 I've got thirty cans of Busch and a kitty video.

I'll be fine.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 10:12 PM (6gk0M)

90 I wish my son would keep growing his goatee. He's a big guy and I think it thins his baby face down and makes him look older. He needs to start going on job interviews... does anyone have experience with those Untucked shirts? Would one of those, khakis, and a nice pair of Brown lace-ups or loafers be okay for a low level summer interview?

Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:13 PM (uaHyk)

91 Returning to the movie theme, I think "Battle of Britain" was the first movie I saw in a theater. It was in 1969 with my dad.

Posted by: rickl at May 20, 2017 10:13 PM (sdi6R)

92 In addition to honoring a cop killer, Cranley, the crybaby Cincinnati mayor, also announced recently that with the wave of his magic wand, Cincinnati would become a sanctuary city for illegals. Let's see if Cranley sheds any tears for innocent citizens who become victims of illegal immigrant criminals.

Posted by: Tired Mom at May 20, 2017 10:14 PM (X6wMH)

93 90 I wish my son would keep growing his goatee. He's a big guy and I think it thins his baby face down and makes him look older. He needs to start going on job interviews... does anyone have experience with those Untucked shirts? Would one of those, khakis, and a nice pair of Brown lace-ups or loafers be okay for a low level summer interview?
Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:13 PM (uaHyk)

I am an old school proponent. I would think even on a summer job, khaki's and a button up shirt are appropriate.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:15 PM (ycWCI)

94 The bikini chick in the las photo is like a 2 in that shot



the dude I a weirdo

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 20, 2017 10:15 PM (07aia)

95 House of a 1000 Corpses sucked

Devil's Rejects is a masterpiece of cinema, one of the greatest films ever made

Lords of Salem was ok

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 20, 2017 10:15 PM (vRcUp)

96 I wish my son would keep growing his goatee. He's a big guy and I think it thins his baby face down and makes him look older. He needs to start going on job interviews... does anyone have experience with those Untucked shirts? Would one of those, khakis, and a nice pair of Brown lace-ups or loafers be okay for a low level summer interview?
Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:13 PM (uaHyk)

========

depends on what kind of place he is applying at, and their dress code. I would always suggest going a level or two above what the attire is at the place he is interviewing.

Posted by: GOULD at May 20, 2017 10:16 PM (wM+lU)

97 Looks to me like that Chinese pilot intercepted the -135 on a slant

I denounce myself, of course.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2017 10:16 PM (v5iqM)

98 Just sitting here watching the world go by.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 20, 2017 10:02 PM (D2vc1)
*******
You sound forlorn. Or maybe content. I can't tell.


Posted by: L, Elle at May 20, 2017 10:05 PM (ksPsw)

I'd probably lean towards forlorn, as usual.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 20, 2017 10:16 PM (D2vc1)

99 Heh "custard launcher". That's diversity.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Kenobe at May 20, 2017 10:16 PM (kHiUW)

100 Sorting them into groups of sixteen can sometimes take a byte out of the problem.

-----

I'm still thinking.






Got nothing.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 20, 2017 10:16 PM (JIOfQ)

101 Or half the "men" in Austin...........
Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 20, 2017 10:09 PM


Fortunately I don't have to go into Austin too often. Twice last week doubled my count for the year.

The density of homeless downtown appears to be approaching San Francisco's.

Not as many hipster doofuses yet, thank goodness.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 10:17 PM (DMUuz)

102 There are still reasons for Canadians to be proud.
Excuse me... I think I'm tearing-up a bit.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:09 PM (nlbfN)


Lest we forget-- the Canada/Mexico brawl at the World Baseball Classic in 2013:
http://tinyurl.com/a2fduyw

IIRC, the manager of the Canadian team pointed out afterward that the Mexicans should have known that the Canadian players play hockey in the off season.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 20, 2017 10:17 PM (3C9q2)

103 92 In addition to honoring a cop killer, Cranley, the crybaby Cincinnati mayor, also announced recently that with the wave of his magic wand, Cincinnati would become a sanctuary city for illegals. Let's see if Cranley sheds any tears for innocent citizens who become victims of illegal immigrant criminals.
Posted by: Tired Mom at May 20, 2017 10:14 PM (X6wMH)

--Ohio needs the Greg Abbott treatment.

Speaking of, I think I have The Camp of the Saints synched in a readable way in my Kindle Fire.

After I'm done with my current history book, I'm going to start it. It'll be the first novel I've read in over 20 years.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 10:18 PM (GsAUU)

104 the library here had "rogue one" so I've borrowed it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:18 PM (6FqZa)

105 Emergency Manspreading!!

Posted by: Rapefugee at May 20, 2017 10:18 PM (IqV8l)

106 I can't recall about feature-length cartoons but I think Sound of Music might have been mine. (But Herbie the Love Bug at a drive-in before?)

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:18 PM (nlbfN)

107 Reggie tells me I'm quite the custard launcher.

Posted by: Bathhouse Barry at May 20, 2017 10:19 PM (GsAUU)

108 Hoax science paper says penis is a social construct that worsens climate change.

How can it get worse? The world already ended ten years ago.

Posted by: Climate Imam Algore at May 20, 2017 10:20 PM (Ndje9)

109 Gah, bikini dude looks like prince charles.

Posted by: Infidel at May 20, 2017 10:20 PM (ie8tB)

110 At this point, it is worth stopping to ponder that this didn't raise any
red flags with the editors of the journal. Not only did they think this
was perfectly intellectual, publishable material, they praised the
authors for their work.


Obligatory "we're doomed".

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 20, 2017 10:20 PM (Tyii7)

111 So, back to the movie thread.....I settled on Sleeping Beauty.

Once the St. Louis game is over....it's on.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 20, 2017 10:20 PM (smD62)

112 I am an old school proponent. I would think even on a summer job, khaki's and a button up shirt are appropriate.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:15 PM (ycWCI),

Tie: yes or no?

I just don't know any more. We had a couple of male clerk applicants at my office recently...one was wearing a polo under a sweater, the other one looked like proper Eton schoolboy.

Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:21 PM (uaHyk)

113 Devil's Rejects is a masterpiece of cinema, one of the greatest films ever made

A man after my own heart!! Love that movie! I've had the honor of meeting most of the cast members.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 20, 2017 10:21 PM (CNHr1)

114 I'd probably lean towards forlorn forward, as usual.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 20, 2017 10:16 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: MSNBC at May 20, 2017 10:21 PM (DMUuz)

115 Quote from the authors of the penis-as-construct hoax:

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

This already damning characterization of our hoax understates our paper's lack of fitness for academic publication by orders of magnitude. We didn't try to make the paper coherent; instead, we stuffed it full of jargon (like "discursive"¯ and "isomorphism"¯), nonsense (like arguing that hypermasculine men are both inside and outside of certain discourses at the same time), red-flag phrases (like "pre-post-patriarchal society"¯), lewd references to slang terms for the penis, insulting phrasing regarding men (including referring to some men who choose not to have children as being "unable to coerce a mate"¯), and allusions to rape (we stated that "manspreading", a complaint levied against men for sitting with their legs spread wide, is "akin to raping the empty space around him"¯). After completing the paper, we read it carefully to ensure it didn't say anything meaningful, and as neither one of us could determine what it is actually about, we deemed it a success....

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 10:23 PM (8O3HH)

116 logprof, oh yes, please gimme some greg abbott in my neck of the woods!

Posted by: Tired Mom at May 20, 2017 10:23 PM (X6wMH)

117 Mmmm, i'm a custard luncher.

Posted by: bathhouse barry at May 20, 2017 10:23 PM (kHiUW)

118 logprof : the library here in this town full of Hate Has No Home Here also is promoting a book club for making the world a better place.

I am very tempted to register just to read some Raspail at them.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:23 PM (6FqZa)

119 113 Devil's Rejects is a masterpiece of cinema, one of the greatest films ever made


Really?

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 10:24 PM (0mRoj)

120 Almost one hour and I still have the Top Post.

...let's see what happens next!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 10:24 PM (6gk0M)

121 April, I would suggest going with shurikens but my faves (they were called Pro Shurikens) haven't been manufactured for a long time I don't think.
Found some at a gun show a while back that had enough weight to them but haven't tried em out yet.
Saggin fraggin frickin fricken stepson absconded with all but www one of my good ones right be ft ore his mom and I split.
Had em since the early eighties.

Posted by: teej at May 20, 2017 10:25 PM (yBWAd)

122 BTW, a well-known hacker -- Kim something -- claims Seth Rich was the leaker, and he was working with him. It might be the big guy imprisoned the few years ago but I don't know for sure as I didn't check on the guy's name when I first read about it in Insty's comments.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:25 PM (nlbfN)

123
Damn this Pixy software that can't accept character sets after the Earth cooled. I had to mess around and hand edit that in a text editor, changing code pages and all this crap.

I got it to post without throwing errors, but there's still funny characters in it.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 10:25 PM (8O3HH)

124 April: throwing knives

Go to Crazy Crow Trading. Look for Clip Point Throwing Knife Large. Of the throwing knives I have tried, this works best. Length and balance are important, this knife works best for me in these regards.

At first it feels that you will never be able to gain any skill, but practice quickly brings you up to a respectable level.

Posted by: French Jeton at May 20, 2017 10:25 PM (WMvHw)

125 Tie: yes or no?

I just don't know any more. We had a couple of male clerk applicants at my office recently...one was wearing a polo under a sweater, the other one looked like proper Eton schoolboy.
Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:21 PM (uaHyk)

I am possibly the one to ask. It would depend on the job. I interviewed for a Quality Supervisor job and put on a suit and tie out of habit. Then when I was going back over everything in the email saw the line "Casual Business attire- no suits" and quickly had to take of the jacket.

Got the job, but sheesh.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:25 PM (ycWCI)

126 90 I wish my son would keep growing his goatee. He's a big guy and I think it thins his baby face down and makes him look older. He needs to start going on job interviews... does anyone have experience with those Untucked shirts? Would one of those, khakis, and a nice pair of Brown lace-ups or loafers be okay for a low level summer interview?
Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:13 PM (uaHyk)





Um, no.
Tell him to shave if he wants a job. (I say this as a guy that hasn't shaved in almost 2 years, and I turning 50 in a couple hours! )

He should wear a buttoned down shirt, tucked in for any interview, and then find out what the job''s dress code is. Only then can he stop shaving & untucking his t-shirt

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:26 PM (M7oLR)

127 Any time I get disgusted by academe I just turn on NASA TV or the Science channel and remind myself that actual progress is being made. It's a palate cleanser.

And if I fear my tether is getting too slack, I watch "Ancient Aliens" and see highly functioning freakazoids who's answer to every mystery is "It's aliens".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:26 PM (NT3RT)

128 84 Oops, I meant "gay porn hard!"
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:10 PM (NT3RT)

Biceps, triceps, arceps hard! Greek underground gay porn hard!

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 10:26 PM (0mRoj)

129 A free pdf version of The Camp of the Saints:


http://www.jrbooksonline.com/pdfs/camp_of_the_saints.pdf

Even the Foreward is great, especially the source of the title in St. John's Apocalypse.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 10:27 PM (GsAUU)

130 A man after my own heart!! Love that movie! I've had the honor of meeting most of the cast members.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 20, 2017 10:21 PM (CNHr1)
---
Chris Hardwick's best work.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:28 PM (NT3RT)

131
He should wear a buttoned down shirt, tucked in for any interview, and then find out what the job''s dress code is. Only then can he stop shaving & untucking his t-shirt
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:26 PM (M7oLR)

I'd agree with this.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:28 PM (ycWCI)

132 whose! Whose!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:28 PM (NT3RT)

133 Much worse than Rompers for men

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ldkooh8

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM (hVdx9)

134 The density of homeless downtown appears to be approaching San Francisco's.

Not as many hipster doofuses yet, thank goodness.
Posted by: Duncanthrax


My sister in law was telling me that a friend of hers has a married daughter who lives in San Francisco. Apparently the housing is so high that they ended up having to move to Oakland, which is not a safe place. Apparently in San Francisco even married people have to have roommates, and that is in lousy apartments.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

135 that bikini photo is fucking disturbing. i need a safe space to listen to ozzie. crazy train, bitches. wtf?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM (KP5rU)

136 He should wear a buttoned down shirt, tucked in for any interview, and then find out what the job''s dress code is. Only then can he stop shaving & untucking his t-shirt
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:26 PM (M7oLR)
---
Yes. Shave.

And no chaps until he finds out what the dress code is!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM (NT3RT)

137 35 33 The empty space wanted it - you see how it was dressed.
Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2017 09:53 PM (ANIFC)

It was obviously not respecting the youths culture, so it deserved it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 09:54 PM (ycWCI)

Sexual emergency.



Un-named sources say that Empty Space is a known dirty whore. She LIKES it rough.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 20, 2017 10:30 PM (pY+s4)

138 118 logprof : the library here in this town full of Hate Has No Home Here also is promoting a book club for making the world a better place.

I am very tempted to register just to read some Raspail at them.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:23 PM (6FqZa)

--Oh yes, please.

That would be post-worthy.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 10:30 PM (GsAUU)

139 100 Sorting them into groups of sixteen can sometimes take a byte out of the problem.

-----

I'm still thinking.






Got nothing.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 20, 2017 10:16 PM (JIOfQ)

i switched to opera due to firefox problems

Posted by: jimmytheclaw at May 20, 2017 10:30 PM (N/8St)

140 I am possibly the one to ask. It would depend on the job. I interviewed for a Quality Supervisor job and put on a suit and tie out of habit. Then when I was going back over everything in the email saw the line "Casual Business attire- no suits" and quickly had to take of the jacket.

Got the job, but sheesh.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:25 PM (ycWCI)

Good point... I'll remind him to double-check the details in any correspondence. Thanks!

Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:31 PM (uaHyk)

141 I'd have gotten here sooner but I was busy
looking at all of the attentive and glamorous coverage
of President and Mrs. Donald Trump in Riyadh.

Posted by: gNewt at May 20, 2017 10:31 PM (EWRow)

142
And no chaps until he finds out what the dress code is!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM (NT3RT)



It depends - are they assless chaps?

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:32 PM (M7oLR)

143 Um, no.
Tell him to shave if he wants a job. (I say this as a guy that hasn't shaved in almost 2 years, and I turning 50 in a couple hours! )

He should wear a buttoned down shirt, tucked in for any interview, and then find out what the job''s dress code is. Only then can he stop shaving & untucking his t-shirt
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:26 PM (M7oLR)

--[Hoists tasty beverage] FBS is 50!

And some music:

https://youtu.be/EEaV-WlJEow

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 10:33 PM (GsAUU)

144 And no chaps until he finds out what the dress code is!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM (NT3RT)

It depends - are they assless chaps?
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:32 PM (M7oLR)

Only Fred Thompson would wear assless during his interview.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:33 PM (ycWCI)

145 Some parts of the '70s were not so great.

Posted by: Grump928(C) notes at May 20, 2017 10:34 PM (nMXO4)

146 Gonna check that place out myself FJ.
Never know what you might find at a place with a name like that.

Posted by: teej at May 20, 2017 10:34 PM (yBWAd)

147 All I can manage is Ladyboy porn hard anymore.

Posted by: Pajama Boy, in a RompHim at May 20, 2017 10:35 PM (8O3HH)

148 Only Fred Thompson would wear assless during his interview.


This business will get out of control.

Posted by: Grump928(C) notes at May 20, 2017 10:35 PM (nMXO4)

149 i switched to opera due to firefox problems



--

I switched to Google Chrome (I think). Surrendered to the dark side and linked all the microsoft tools (word, onenote). Email, Google plus, so google knows everything about me, again. I look forward to my new life with the collective.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 20, 2017 10:35 PM (JIOfQ)

150 >>>He should wear a buttoned down shirt, tucked in for
any interview, and then find out what the job''s dress code is. Only
then can he stop shaving untucking his t-shirt

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:26 PM (M7oLR)

---

Yes. Shave.

And no chaps until he finds out what the dress code is!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM (NT3RT)<<<





Here's some helpful advice.


A tie would be nice.


And do not be tacky.


Wear pants of khaki.


Burma Shave.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 20, 2017 10:35 PM (nHbAq)

151 Chavez dying very wealthy had nothing over Yassar Arafat. Same goes for Fidel. The special monsters of the left always die in the 1%. But Barky will probably die with more bucks than Soros.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 10:35 PM (FLjWH)

152 Much worse than Rompers for men

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ldkooh8


Well, the Jeado is pretty bad too (aka "the denim dong sarong you've always wanted").

http://tinyurl.com/llj4c2g

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 20, 2017 10:36 PM (3C9q2)

153 122 BTW, a well-known hacker -- Kim something -- claims Seth Rich was the leaker, and he was working with him. It might be the big guy imprisoned the few years ago but I don't know for sure as I didn't check on the guy's name when I first read about it in Insty's comments.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:25 PM (nlbfN)

kim dot com was that aussie busted a few years back livin like a james bond villain off his profits from paid warez torrent sites

Posted by: jimmytheclaw at May 20, 2017 10:36 PM (N/8St)

154 145 Some parts of the '70s were not so great.
Posted by: Grump928(C) notes at May 20, 2017 10:34 PM (nMXO4)

Things from the 70's that were good:
1) Ronald Reagan.
2) Star Wars
3) Music, occasionally.
4) I'm out of things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:36 PM (ycWCI)

155 Gem......our son wore a suit for his post-college interview but he knew the interviewee was a clothes horse Got the job. Now he does keep a little facial hair because otherwise he would like he was 16

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 20, 2017 10:36 PM (mMeIQ)

156 BIAB, unless i face plant over dinner.
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2017 10:04

Well I almost croaked over dinner. Nice meal of salad (homegrown in my case), baked tater and steak and mushrooms.

Partway thru I realized my throat is clogged. Tried to wah it down and then threw up water, till I could finally get it washed down.

I've got a narrowing throat, once had it expanded. Must be genetic tendency, as my Mom had it too.

If you have it get it addressed, as it get's harder to correct as you get older.

I thought I was gonna have to go to the ER, but eventually water got it down. It's usually stuck so far down I'd rather try to swallow it that go the Heilich route, maybe I'm wrong on that. Twas scary.

I think the contributing factor was I'd taken tramadol for my back pain and been drinking wine. Suspect that mat have contributed to the throat muscles not working as well, plus me not chewing the steak enough as it was just so damn delicious!

So I'll be around longer to annoy all you all.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2017 10:37 PM (o/90i)

157 So you're saying the hot look for a MeMo is:

Manbun
Romphim
Crocs
J. Crew messenger bag

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 10:00 PM (DMUuz)


Also:
Underlip goatee
Hipster hat

Theme: Look like Ace!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 20, 2017 10:37 PM (FOnk+)

158 Perhaps Slap has retained his primal post because he'd not attained it through the use of incantations or sleight of hand...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 20, 2017 10:37 PM (e9G8E)

159 Probably nobody but me cares about this, but on Thursday, the European Space Agency launched a satellite from their launch site in French Guiana. The launch vehicle was a Russian-built Soyuz rocket.

Here is a short video of the launch. I don't know why it has no sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3hNeRskOrU


That was nearly 60 years to the day that the first R-7 ICBM was launched on May 15, 1957. A few months later it launched Sputnik 1, the world's first satellite. Today's Soyuz is a direct descendant of the R-7.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k7zrx5z


I've read that it has had over 1900 launches, making it far and away the most successful and long-lived orbital rocket. It has launched all manner of military and civilian satellites, planetary probes, and manned spacecraft. American astronauts fly on it today.

It is like the DC-3 or B-52 of the rocket world. The original designers and engineers are long dead, but it keeps on flying.

Posted by: rickl at May 20, 2017 10:38 PM (sdi6R)

160

Um, no.
Tell him to shave if he wants a job. (I say this as a guy that hasn't shaved in almost 2 years, and I turning 50 in a couple hours! )

He should wear a buttoned down shirt, tucked in for any interview, and then find out what the job''s dress code is. Only then can he stop shaving & untucking his t-shirt
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:26 PM (M7oLR)

Oh, really? I'm not talking about one of the Grizzly Adams out of control beards... Okay, then... He'll be glad. He doesn't actually care for facial hair. I just think it makes him look more mature. So I'll shut up about it, then, lol.

Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:38 PM (uaHyk)

161 151: hey! i'm right here. i aint dead yet? anyway, no money at all. fidel must be holding out on me. fuckin commie.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 20, 2017 10:38 PM (KP5rU)

162 The cool or eerie thing about the lighting is that it is not raining and no thunder at all. Pretty.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:39 PM (ycWCI)

163 Damn!

One of my favorite commenters toasted me with a cool blues song (thank you, sir) and Aetius brought up my favorite Presidential candidate ever - not a bad way to end a pre-birthday Saturday, I guess...

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:39 PM (M7oLR)

164 Damn Farmer!! Glad you are okay. That would scare the shit out of me.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 20, 2017 10:39 PM (CNHr1)

165 When I'm feeling down, this always boosts my spirits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn9Xsmj942E

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 20, 2017 10:40 PM (vRcUp)

166
I think the contributing factor was I'd taken tramadol for my back pain and been drinking wine. Suspect that mat have contributed to the throat muscles not working as well, plus me not chewing the steak enough as it was just so damn delicious!

So I'll be around longer to annoy all you all.
Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2017 10:37 PM (o/90i)

Whoa! Scary. Glad you're okay.

Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:40 PM (uaHyk)

167 rickl at May 20, 2017 10:38 PM

And online criticism of NASA's new heavy launch lifter - heavy lift launcher - thingy is over budget, late, and might not work because we've forgotten how to build'm.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 20, 2017 10:40 PM (JIOfQ)

168 Oh, really? I'm not talking about one of the Grizzly Adams out of control beards... Okay, then... He'll be glad. He doesn't actually care for facial hair. I just think it makes him look more mature. So I'll shut up about it, then, lol.
Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:38 PM (uaHyk)

If he can pull off a Magnum PI 'stache that might work- but only if the interviewer is a woman or gay man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:40 PM (ycWCI)

169 Went to the Astros game at Minute Maid Park this afternoon. Annoying not so much because they lost, but that all game there was blaring painful-to-the-ears rock (a genre I don't care for) between innings. Whatever happened to organs?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 20, 2017 10:40 PM (FOnk+)

170 22 They explained that "manspreading" - when a man sits with his legs open - is "akin to raping the empty space around him."

Just how insane do you have to be to come up with shit like this?
Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 09:51 PM (0mRoj)


Crazy like a fox. It's a Sokal-style hoax.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 20, 2017 10:41 PM (17QyB)

171 163 Damn!

One of my favorite commenters toasted me with a cool blues song (thank you, sir) and Aetius brought up my favorite Presidential candidate ever - not a bad way to end a pre-birthday Saturday, I guess...
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:39 PM (M7oLR)

--Timing is everything.

Cheers!!

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 10:41 PM (GsAUU)

172 If he can pull off a Magnum PI 'stache that might work- but only if the interviewer is a woman or gay man.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:40 PM (ycWCI)
---
In which case, yes to the chaps.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:41 PM (NT3RT)

173 The cool or eerie thing about the lighting is that it is not raining and no thunder at all. Pretty.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:39 PM
*******
I get those kind of lightening storms too. Very cool indeed.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 20, 2017 10:42 PM (ksPsw)

174 Well.. off to bed. My brother is getting married tomorrow and then Monday morning a 3 1/2 hour drive to Hutchinson, KS for a funeral on Tuesday. Blech! Stay safe ya'll.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 20, 2017 10:42 PM (CNHr1)

175 118 logprof : the library here in this town full of Hate Has No Home Here also is promoting a book club for making the world a better place.

I am very tempted to register just to read some Raspail at them.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:23 PM (6FqZa)

Our vet has one of those too. I'm tempted to tell them about the locals poisoning our dogs in Jordan, because dogs are haram in Islam, but something tells me that would go straight over their heads.

Posted by: moki at May 20, 2017 10:42 PM (V+V48)

176 I use Brave and Safari on my Mac. Firefox on the desktop at work seems to be OK but the sys admin keeps everything updated and we have a firewall.

I need a primer on alternatives to Amazon for reading material. I know there are many e-publishers and tools to convert to kindle format but up to now I always just went with lazy mode and used Amazon but with Bezos leading the fake news to try to bring down my elected president its time to bite the bullet.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 20, 2017 10:43 PM (8qFZP)

177 I just learned that there is a tv series called Swedish Dicks. And Keanu has been in it!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:43 PM (NT3RT)

178 #153 Yes, that's him, Jimmy. Thanks.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:44 PM (nlbfN)

179 Whatever happened to organs?

They've been converted to custard launchers.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 20, 2017 10:44 PM (Tyii7)

180 Gem,
Are you reading my mind??
I just said earlier that "I'm trying to do Dan Hagerty proud."

*give me another six months, dammit!

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:44 PM (M7oLR)

181 If you want a good retro album, "Oscillation Overthruster" by Voltage Control is just what you need. It's as analog as it gets without, you know, actually being analog.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 20, 2017 10:45 PM (MZcWR)

182 Why can't PhatBoi Kim just copy the R-7?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 20, 2017 10:45 PM (IqV8l)

183

It depends - are they assless chaps?
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:32 PM (M7oLR)

Only Fred Thompson would wear assless during his interview.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:33 PM (ycWCI)

The thought of my son in assless chaps has me rolling on he floor. He's tall and kind of heavy with the baby face - think Baby Huey in assless chaps and you've got it.

Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:45 PM (uaHyk)

184 That WCry worm worries me...slightly. But it seems that in order to get the security patch, I have to turn on Windows Update, and that means getting all the other cruft they try to load into my machine. So, until MS makes the necessary patch(es) available as stand-alone downloads, fuck 'em.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2017 10:45 PM (0deF2)

185 If Eris is on - Angry Joe says Covenant "sucks peepee".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAQGAOPu1k0

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:46 PM (6FqZa)

186 So I'll be around longer to annoy all you all.
Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2017 10:37 PM (o/90i)

Glad to hear it. To borrow a line: "Either eat smaller pieces or get sharper teeth."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:46 PM (ycWCI)

187 G'Night, Jewells.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 10:47 PM (6gk0M)

188 172: the mankini and chaps should seal the deal.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 20, 2017 10:47 PM (KP5rU)

189 Whatever happened to organs?

It probably costs more to pay a halfway competent stadium organist than to play prerecorded earshredding stuff. I had a friend back in the day who was working on his MMA (Master of Musical Arts, a performance rather than a musicology degree) in organ, and he said his secret ambition was to be the stadium organist for the Minnesota Twins. He was from North Dakota, so the Twins were the closest MLB team to his home town.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 20, 2017 10:47 PM (3C9q2)

190 "Perhaps Slap has retained his primal post because he'd not attained it through the use of incantations or sleight of hand..."
-Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 20, 2017 10:37 PM (e9G8E)

*sigh*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 10:47 PM (6gk0M)

191 It's too bad the Battle of Britain Flight video concentrated solely on the Spit. Yes, it's pretty, but the Hurricane was a tough fighter that was numerically more important and shot down more planes. It deserves more recognition.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at May 20, 2017 10:48 PM (tVoI/)

192 MS actually made a patch for unsupported XP and Win 2K3 Server as well, so worried about this worm were they.

Up until Windows 10, you can set Update to only check for updates, and then choose the ones you want to install.

Posted by: Pajama Boy, in a RompHim at May 20, 2017 10:48 PM (8O3HH)

193 Off sissy sock. No one wants to talk Windows Update with a sissy.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 10:49 PM (8O3HH)

194 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at May 20, 2017 10:50 PM (mknWS)

195 I should be in bed, but, ya know, it's been a while.

Posted by: Robert, who should be in bed but thinks that, ya know, it's been a while. at May 20, 2017 10:50 PM (mknWS)

196 155 Gem......our son wore a suit for his post-college interview but he knew the interviewee was a clothes horse Got the job. Now he does keep a little facial hair because otherwise he would like he was 16
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 20, 2017 10:36 PM (mMeIQ)

Exactly!

(And congrats to your son!)

Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (uaHyk)

197 Someone should offer a unisex two-piece swimming suit and call it the "bi-kini"... For those who go both ways -- IYKWIMAITYD!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (e9G8E)

198 Robert: are you metalhead Robert? Post us some metal!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (6FqZa)

199 How about some music?

Fer old timey's sake.

Pain Of Salvation - In The Pass Light Of Day

https://youtu.be/BjtkaaBfNRk

Posted by: Robert at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (mknWS)

200 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:46 PM (6FqZa)
---
Terlit, I saw it yesterday. It was a well-mounted production, in that it fucked with its loyal fan base.

My main beef is that again, as in Prometheus, a hand-picked group of experts behaved like idiots.

Why bother to send a probe first? Sure, let's set foot on an alien planet without space suits! Who needs to observe quarantine?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (NT3RT)

201 Quite right, MichiCanuck.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (nlbfN)

202 191: the hurricane was badass. totally.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (KP5rU)

203 Posted by: nerdygirl at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM

Yes, it's nutso. I'm glad we escaped when we did. I try to go back for business as little as possible.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 20, 2017 10:53 PM (DMUuz)

204 are you metalhead Robert? Post us some metal!
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (6FqZa)

I'm the Robert that like ginormous schwanz and dressing up as Dorothy from Oz.

Posted by: Robert,also with a touch of sarcasm at May 20, 2017 10:53 PM (mknWS)

205 Okay, Morons...

I feel like a motorcycle. Two tired.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 10:53 PM (6gk0M)

206 Robert's rules of disorder.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (IqV8l)

207 A reprise of Tombstone on AMC?

This is almost too much WIN for me!

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (GsAUU)

208 Sure, let's set foot on an alien planet without space suits! Who needs to observe quarantine?
-------
Stargate SGC-1 for thirteen years.

Like a sucker, I have all the DVDs.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (JIOfQ)

209 Why does anyone use Windows when there are many better choices? Stop feeding Gates. The limousine liberal already has enough cash to spread his looney left agendas.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (FLjWH)

210 167
And online criticism of NASA's new heavy launch lifter - heavy lift launcher - thingy is over budget, late, and might not work because we've forgotten how to build'm.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 20, 2017 10:40 PM (JIOfQ)


And they're only planned to fly once every two years or so. That is simply insane. There is no way to achieve economies of scale, or to make improvements from lessons learned.

The SLS is nothing but a jobs program in certain states and congressional districts.

Posted by: rickl at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (sdi6R)

211 Why bother to send a probe first? Sure, let's set foot on an alien planet without space suits! Who needs to observe quarantine?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (NT3RT)

I'll observe quarantine if I feel like it, Mister. Besides, we have Ensign Ricky here, just in case.

Posted by: Captain James T Kirk at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (ycWCI)

212 180 Gem,
Are you reading my mind??
I just said earlier that "I'm trying to do Dan Hagerty proud."

*give me another six months, dammit!
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:44 PM (M7oLR)

Are you going to keep endangered baby birds in there? ;-D

And happy birthday!

Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (uaHyk)

213 My denim RompHim came today! I'm too sexy for my RompHim! Too sexy for my RompHim!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (muK1e)

214 I'll observe quarantine if I feel like it, Mister. Besides, we have Ensign Ricky here, just in case.
Posted by: Captain James T Kirk at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (ycWCI)
---
Space Seed.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:55 PM (NT3RT)

215

Yeah, I'm with Tiberius -- I'm sure quarantine would prevent hot sex with alien babes. Screw that.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 10:55 PM (8O3HH)

216 Robert's rules of disorder.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (IqV8l)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJcHSUY5Rls

Posted by: Robert, in frilly dress and ruby red slippers at May 20, 2017 10:55 PM (mknWS)

217 Crazy like a fox. It's a Sokal-style hoax.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 20, 2017 10:41 PM (17QyB)

Yeah, I was slow on the uptake on that one. Stoopid.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 10:56 PM (0mRoj)

218 The Alien franchise needs to do a movie where the humans win.

Just one such movie.

Yeah, certain idiots in the Colonial Marine squad can eat it in the second act. I'm fine with that. Because they're idiots.

But the xenomorphs are an offence to God and Man, and need to be exterminated. So the Colonial Marines as a unit need to win one, and to hold their ground.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:56 PM (6FqZa)

219 *unstatic*

Slappy Birthday, Sammich!

*pulls chute*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 10:56 PM (6gk0M)

220 Someone should offer a unisex two-piece swimming suit and call it the "bi-kini"... For those who go both ways -- IYKWIMAITYD!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 20, 2017 10:51 PM (e9G8E)


Any baseball uniform that accommodates a switch hitter would do, and I'm sure the smaller guys' sizes would fit most women.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 20, 2017 10:56 PM (3C9q2)

221 I guess I'm just tired of nihilism.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:56 PM (6FqZa)

222 this mingo guy gets it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 20, 2017 10:57 PM (KP5rU)

223 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM (hVdx9)

That is the worst thing in the history of things.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 20, 2017 10:57 PM (P8951)

224 221 I guess I'm just tired of nihilism.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:56 PM (6FqZa)

I recently took it up to improve my outlook on life.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 10:58 PM (0mRoj)

225 But the xenomorphs are an offence to God and Man, and need to be exterminated. So the Colonial Marines as a unit need to win one, and to hold their ground.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:56 PM (6FqZa)

If just once people in the series acted like smart human beings who knew how to think tactically, it would help.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 10:58 PM (ycWCI)

226 bill gates is the love child of algore and upchuck schemer. hence, a really rich turd. fuck him.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 20, 2017 10:59 PM (KP5rU)

227 Aetius451AD : Ripley. And Hicks. Apone, too, to an extent - except that he followed an idiot's orders.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:00 PM (6FqZa)

228 Much worse than Rompers for men

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ldkooh8
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 20, 2017 10:29 PM (hVdx9)

I wonder if those guys work out?

Posted by: Robert, squattin' three days a week at May 20, 2017 11:00 PM (mknWS)

229 Reagan is the '80's.

The best thing about the '70's - the early Bowie albums, Steely Dan's "Can't Buy a Thrill", "Exiled on Main Street"
"Radar Love," Led Zep, lots of other good rock music, at least until the disco era...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 20, 2017 11:00 PM (P8951)

230 214 I'll observe quarantine if I feel like it, Mister. Besides, we have Ensign Ricky here, just in case.
Posted by: Captain James T Kirk at May 20, 2017 10:54 PM (ycWCI)
---
Space Seed.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 10:55 PM (NT3RT)

Breaker, breaker come in Earth. This is Rocketship 27. Aliens fucked over the carbunator on Engine #4, I'm gonna try to refuckulate it and land on Juniper, and hopefully they got some spaceweed, over.

https://youtu.be/ipbGsHL1oZw

Posted by: Ricky at May 20, 2017 11:01 PM (GsAUU)

231
I just heard something awful. It was a Publix ad, showing some elderly couple dancing. The were some guy singing, in a slow, mournful and weepy fashion the lyrics of "Safety Dance".

You know, "We can dance if want to, we can leave your friends behind. 'Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance, then they're no friends of mine."

It was terrible.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 11:02 PM (8O3HH)

232 But the xenomorphs are an offence to God and Man, and need to be exterminated. So the Colonial Marines as a unit need to win one, and to hold their ground.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 10:56 PM (6FqZa)
---
I ranted about nihilism yesterday. It's like the Global Warming mentality has run amok in sci fi. Humans are ruining the galaxy and must be stopped!

While I liked the lead woman and Danny McBride's character well enough, the ensemble cast was pretty forgettable. In "Aliens" they may have been sketchily drawn stereotypes, but they were engaging and you cared what happened to them. Here, not so much.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 11:02 PM (NT3RT)

233 229; play some skynerrd man!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 20, 2017 11:02 PM (KP5rU)

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 20, 2017 11:03 PM (e9G8E)

235 One of the best things about 70s rock was the Pretenders. In my mid 20s when 1970 rolled around and was a big Pretenders listener.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:04 PM (FLjWH)

236 This is for you, Robert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl10yMg7e0w

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:04 PM (6FqZa)

237 Okay, okay, a little more.

King Goat - Conduit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6Y2hLoMums

Posted by: Robert really really really need to get the fuck in bed at May 20, 2017 11:04 PM (mknWS)

238 227 Aetius451AD : Ripley. And Hicks. Apone, too, to an extent - except that he followed an idiot's orders.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:00 PM (6FqZa)

With hindsight of course:
1) They should have pulled all the marines back when they realized they could not use projectile weapons inside the reactor at the beginning. Either rearm with shotguns (some projectile that would not damage the reactor) or flame units. Going in there unarmed is just idiotic.

2) Given how Ripley knew that the Xenomorphs love crawling through ducts from the first movie, they should have either camped out in the APC in the middle of that world's equivalent of a big field or found a room without a frickin drop ceiling to hold up in.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:04 PM (ycWCI)

239 229 Reagan is the '80's.

The best thing about the '70's - the early Bowie albums, Steely Dan's "Can't Buy a Thrill", "Exiled on Main Street"
"Radar Love," Led Zep, lots of other good rock music, at least until the disco era...
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15

--Apocalypse Now.

Joy Division.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 11:04 PM (GsAUU)

240 182 Why can't PhatBoi Kim just copy the R-7?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 20, 2017 10:45 PM (IqV8l)


That's an excellent question.

The first generation of ICBMs, the Russian R-7 and the American Atlas, were liquid-fueled, but it soon became apparent that they weren't suitable for the role. They required too much rime for fueling and were sitting ducks on the pad.

For ICBMs, solid-fueled rockets are much more practical. They can be stored indefinitely, and when the time comes, just light 'em up and off they go.

Posted by: rickl at May 20, 2017 11:05 PM (sdi6R)

241 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:04 PM (6FqZa)

She's kinda cute!

Posted by: Robert really really really need to get the fuck in bed...with that chick at May 20, 2017 11:06 PM (mknWS)

242 Hollowpoints might have been the thing to use with xenomorphs in the reactor chamber. Explodes internally, doesn't blast through the other side

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:07 PM (6FqZa)

243 Greg Laurie is giving it up tonight in Phoenix, you like that right?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2017 11:07 PM (5DSak)

244 Speaking of cute metal chicks with growly growly vox...

Jinjer - Just Another

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-vhrv-1Ctg

Stick with it, she's got a super cute smile.

Posted by: Robert really really really need to get the fuck in bed...with that chick at May 20, 2017 11:08 PM (mknWS)

245 Joy Division --"Warsaw"

https://youtu.be/gtSFtvXgeRk

and the awesome "Shadowplay"

https://youtu.be/Dvgbk4MkHF8

Both from the '70s.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 11:09 PM (GsAUU)

246 One of my favorite commenters toasted me with a cool blues song (thank you, sir) and Aetius brought up my favorite Presidential candidate ever - not a bad way to end a pre-birthday Saturday, I guess...
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 20, 2017 10:39

Congrats on the 50th! You made it that long?

I missed it, who was your fave pres candidate, I'm curious?

Did Tucker get you anything?

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2017 11:11 PM (o/90i)

247 Gods, it's frikken terrible where I am. Thank you all for being entertaining.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 20, 2017 11:11 PM (MZcWR)

248 Oh man, I can't forget our beloved and delicious 'Ettes.

Ya'll like Peter Steele?

Well shit, if not you're fuckin' gonna!

Type O Negative - Christian Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iP5sdWrKBo

Chicks dig the talls guys with the broad shoulders and the deep, deep lusty voice.

Posted by: Robert really really really need to get the fuck in bed...with that chick at May 20, 2017 11:11 PM (mknWS)

249 Well, I'm gonna eat this pint of Oberweis chocolate peanut butter ice cream and watch John Carter.

Thanks to all for the advice!

Dear Employmentia, Goddess of Jobs, please help my son get a real one, even though he has a B.A. in Nothing Remotely Useful, and has only ever worked as an aide in a retirement home. Amen.

Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 11:11 PM (uaHyk)

250 Greetings to the Horse from Mechanicsville! Be back later.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 20, 2017 11:12 PM (uBoPR)

251 Warsaw's "They Walked In Line" is IMO better than the JD version on "Still"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:12 PM (6FqZa)

252 231
I just heard something awful. It was a Publix ad, showing some elderly couple dancing. The were some guy singing, in a slow, mournful and weepy fashion the lyrics of "Safety Dance".

You know, "We can dance if want to, we can leave your friends behind. 'Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance, then they're no friends of mine."

It was terrible.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 11:02 PM (8O3HH)

--Know what I hate, hate, hate?

The treacly chick-song slow-guitar covers of songs used in ads. I think it's the same damn chick. (The one who sings the "Won't you count me in?" song?) Just the other day I heard in a Youtube ad a coffee shop-chick cover of "Dreams" by the Cranberries. The song is already sweet and romantic, but no, they gotta have a hipster-chick acoustic cover to pace the ad.

Fucking stop it already.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 11:12 PM (GsAUU)

253 224. Well, everybody needs a hobby.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 20, 2017 11:14 PM (TwwWO)

254 The Cincinnati mayor seemed honestly distraught. I think it was an honest mistake.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 20, 2017 11:14 PM (Ndje9)

255 I would take on the aliens with my hand loaded 158 grain semi-jacketed hollow point 357s that leave a 6 inch barrel at 1350 fps. Huge cavities in gel. They drop a white tail at 50 or so yards with good shot placement. Out of my Winchester lever action carbine they exit the muzzle at 1500 fps. My go to guns for producing instant death.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:14 PM (FLjWH)

256 Okay doke, a little more Peter Steele.

Oh, you ladies don't mind if he's dead, right?

Type O Negative - Wolf Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEUSGEkij80

Posted by: Robert really really really need to get the fuck in bed...with that chick at May 20, 2017 11:14 PM (mknWS)

257 Almost one hour and I still have the Top Post.



...let's see what happens next!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 20, 2017 10:24 PM (6gk0M)


"We've replaced the first post with the second one. Let's see if he notices."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 20, 2017 11:14 PM (uBoPR)

258 Also from the '70s:

https://youtu.be/5PHoZomqzdU

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 11:15 PM (GsAUU)

259 116 Tired Mom

If you're in the Cinci area, we do a Southwest Ohio MoMe every fall.

Drop a line to swohmome at mail dot com if you want on the distro list.

Posted by: ibguy at May 20, 2017 11:15 PM (vUcdz)

260 Dear Employmentia, Goddess of Jobs, please help my son get a real one, even though he has a B.A. in Nothing Remotely Useful, and has only ever worked as an aide in a retirement home. Amen.
Posted by: Gem at May 20, 2017 11:11 PM (uaHyk)

Good luck to him, Gem.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:16 PM (ycWCI)

261 Meant to mention last night that I spotted the first firefly. 'Lightening bug' here in the South.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2017 11:16 PM (OdK9v)

262 I ranted about nihilism yesterday. It's like the Global Warming mentality has run amok in sci fi. Humans are ruining the galaxy and must be stopped!

While I liked the lead woman and Danny McBride's character well enough, the ensemble cast was pretty forgettable. In "Aliens" they may have been sketchily drawn stereotypes, but they were engaging and you cared what happened to them. Here, not so much.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 11:02 PM


Stereotypes? Hmmmm... interesting point. Maybe. One thing is for sure, writing and directing characters that are "sketchily drawn" is a genuine art in itself. "Aliens", like it's predecessor does this magnificently. You don't need a ton of blabber to bring a character to life, in films like this, it's better that you keep it to a minimum. You can present real characters that you *get*, by means of a good script, good casting and acting character interaction etc ... without much palaver. What's important is not what do we know about them, but what do we NEED to know about them.

My only complaint is that Wierzbowski and Crowe didn't get any time... but, whatever.

Posted by: otho at May 20, 2017 11:16 PM (lmIoG)

263 Hey Mike Hammer,

We started seeing fireflys about 10 days ago, an annual sign that summer is near. Summer!

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:18 PM (FLjWH)

264 242 Hollowpoints might have been the thing to use with xenomorphs in the reactor chamber. Explodes internally, doesn't blast through the other side
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:07 PM (6FqZa)

I dunno, any bullet with enough velocity might penetrate the plot-points.

I liked it when Vasquez said nerve gas, of course that would also kill the colonists- who you do not know are dead at that point. Omlette:eggs?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:19 PM (ycWCI)

265 Ugh. Radar shows a shitload of bad weather headed this way.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2017 11:19 PM (OdK9v)

266 It's been fun, youse guys!

Question for pondering...

Imagine a guy, 37 years old, being interested in a coworker who is 21 and fucking ravishingly geogeous. List all the ways this asshole is being a giant fucking retard and smash his hopes and dreams so that maybe he can get some perspective to move on with this life.

Kthnxbye

Posted by: Robert really is off to sleep if he doesn't think he can rub one out at May 20, 2017 11:19 PM (mknWS)

267 261 Meant to mention last night that I spotted the first firefly. 'Lightening bug' here in the South.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2017 11:16 PM (OdK9v

That's nice. We had another banner day of rain. I'm starting to get the idea how Noah felt.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 20, 2017 11:20 PM (ZTRlp)

268 We started seeing fireflys about 10 days ago, an annual sign that summer is near. Summer!
Posted by: colfax mingo
---------

Whereabouts?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2017 11:20 PM (OdK9v)

269 Khemmis - Hunted

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

Posted by: Robert leaving one for the road at May 20, 2017 11:20 PM (mknWS)

270 That's nice. We had another banner day of rain. I'm starting to get the idea how Noah felt.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Better locate the gopherwood trees

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2017 11:21 PM (OdK9v)

271 253 224. Well, everybody needs a hobby.....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 20, 2017 11:14 PM (TwwWO)

Like hobbies matter.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 11:22 PM (0mRoj)

272 So another guy killed himself, gee, that's new.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2017 11:22 PM (6Ll1u)

273 Stereotypes do not arise out of nothingness.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 20, 2017 11:25 PM (IqV8l)

274 >> Imagine a guy, 37 years old, being interested in a >> coworker who is 21

Right off the bat, that violates the half your age plus 7 floor, which rounds to a minimum of 26.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 11:25 PM (8O3HH)

275 Today was Victoria Day in Canada.

I miss the Dominion, Silky Pony notwithstanding.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 11:26 PM (GsAUU)

276 Welp! Farmer, that's the first time I've ever heard of that someone could respond to "Would it kill you to have a salad now and then?" with "Actually..."

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 20, 2017 11:27 PM (66CWr)

277 266 It's been fun, youse guys!

Question for pondering...

Imagine a guy, 37 years old, being interested in a coworker who is 21 and fucking ravishingly geogeous. List all the ways this asshole is being a giant fucking retard and smash his hopes and dreams so that maybe he can get some perspective to move on with this life.

Kthnxbye
Posted by: Robert really is off to sleep if he doesn't think he can rub one out at May 20, 2017 11:19 PM (mknWS)

I don't feel the need to trash you, but "never fish off the company pier" comes to mind.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 20, 2017 11:27 PM (0mRoj)

278
I see Kate's sister, Pippa the Ass Middleton got married today.

At Kate's wedding, Pippa stole the show by showing her ass, so did Kate get to show hers at Pippa's wedding?

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 11:27 PM (8O3HH)

279 252
--Know what I hate, hate, hate?

The treacly chick-song slow-guitar covers of songs used in ads. I think it's the same damn chick. (The one who sings the "Won't you count me in?" song?) Just the other day I heard in a Youtube ad a coffee shop-chick cover of "Dreams" by the Cranberries. The song is already sweet and romantic, but no, they gotta have a hipster-chick acoustic cover to pace the ad.

Fucking stop it already.
Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 11:12 PM (GsAUU)


Yeah, there is a radio commercial about medical thermometers or something that has a song like that.

Posted by: rickl at May 20, 2017 11:27 PM (sdi6R)

280 > Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week's WCry worm spread so widely.

Now, if only more businesses and home users ran Linux...

Posted by: timberdoodle at May 20, 2017 11:27 PM (qN7TO)

281 What's important is not what do we know about them, but what do we NEED to know about them.
----
And they did it very economically, from barracks and chow hall banter, and drop ship braggadocio, and just flashes of facial expressions.

I can still name the crew members from the two original films but I'd be hard pressed to think of any from a flick I just saw yesterday.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 11:28 PM (NT3RT)

282 I can still name the crew members from the two original films but I'd be hard pressed to think of any from a flick I just saw yesterday.

Quick! Name some characters from Star Wars.

Now - name some characters from Rogue One. Who weren't also in Star Wars . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:29 PM (6FqZa)

283 Now - name some characters from Rogue One. Who weren't also in Star Wars . . .
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:29 PM (6FqZa)

Sure. Forrest Whittaker. British Actress 1 & 2?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:31 PM (ycWCI)

284 Maybe they need to give the Alien franchise to Michael Bay.

*explosions!*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 11:31 PM (NT3RT)

285 Honestly I couldn't name most of the characters from the first Alien either. Ridley Scott just wasn't that good at characterisation. James Cameron was ten times better: excluding Ripley (since I've made that a rule already) Cameron gave us Burke, Vasquez, Hicks, Hudson, Apone . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:31 PM (6FqZa)

286 Good luck to him Gem

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 20, 2017 11:32 PM (mMeIQ)

287 I liked it when Vasquez said nerve gas, of course that would also kill
the colonists--who you do not know are dead at that point. Omlette: eggs?

You won't know if they're alive or dead until you look into the Russian theatre.

Posted by: zombie erwin schrodinger at May 20, 2017 11:32 PM (nlbfN)

288 Mike Hammer,

East Central Iowa. This a typical time to enjoy the first fireflys.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:32 PM (FLjWH)

289 Isn't Black Pigeon a hoser?

Whatever, this video is awesome:

https://youtu.be/KEkDJ_JL1kk

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 11:33 PM (GsAUU)

290 266 It's been fun, youse guys!

Question for pondering...

Imagine a guy, 37 years old, being interested in a coworker who is 21 and fucking ravishingly geogeous. List all the ways this asshole is being a giant fucking retard and smash his hopes and dreams so that maybe he can get some perspective to move on with this life.

Kthnxbye
Posted by: Robert really is off to sleep if he doesn't think he can rub one out at May 20, 2017 11:19 PM (mknWS)


She's 21. Of course she's fucking ravishingly gorgeous.

You're 37, and are teetering on the edge of "should I or shouldn't I"?

I'm 59, and I'm like, "yeah, no".

Posted by: rickl at May 20, 2017 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

291 My real name is Robert, so I'd like to recommend to you this song from another Robert, whose boots I am not worthy to lick.

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

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 20, 2017 11:34 PM (vRcUp)

292 285 Honestly I couldn't name most of the characters from the first Alien either. Ridley Scott just wasn't that good at characterisation. James Cameron was ten times better: excluding Ripley (since I've made that a rule already) Cameron gave us Burke, Vasquez, Hicks, Hudson, Apone . . .
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:31 PM (6FqZa)

Let me see how many I can name without looking:
Burke
Hicks
Bishop
Apone
Frost
Vasquez
Cross
Newt
Spunkmier
Five by Five lady pilot (dammit!)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:35 PM (ycWCI)

293 271. Goood.....goood.....

You're already at the stage just before you finally let go of any and all external expectations and constraints.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 20, 2017 11:35 PM (TwwWO)

294 Yes, logprof, I've heard fireworks going off from the schoolyard behind my house. Didn't watch it myself; in the basement watching the Jays lose another close one instead.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 11:36 PM (nlbfN)

295 I'm an asshole for forgetting Newt.

Bishop, pff. He's a mech. Doesn't count

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:36 PM (6FqZa)

296 Heck rickl I am 68 and it would be a big NO!

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:36 PM (FLjWH)

297 #294 Fireworks for the Victoria Day holiday weekend that is for non-Hoser readers.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 11:37 PM (nlbfN)

298 Ripley
Dallas
Kane
Ash
Parker
Brett
Lambert

Vasquez
Hicks
Hudson
Apone
Ferro
Wierzbowski
Frost
Drake
Gorman
Bishop

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 11:38 PM (NT3RT)

299 Spunkmeier!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 11:39 PM (NT3RT)

300 Gorman deserved to be forgotten.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:39 PM (6FqZa)

301 Gorman dammit. Drake was another one I was trying to think of but could not pull the name up. Ferro was lady pilot.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:39 PM (ycWCI)

302 More human than human.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0E0ynyIUsg

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 20, 2017 11:40 PM (vRcUp)

303 But that was Cameron's genius. Even when you hated the character, you knew him.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:40 PM (6FqZa)

304 300 Gorman deserved to be forgotten.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:39 PM (6FqZa)

Ah, dude was plot point lieutenant. Not his fault.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:40 PM (ycWCI)

305 Imagine a guy, 37 years old, being interested in a coworker who is 21 and fucking ravishingly geogeous.

*polite cough*

I am really sorry to say this, but there's little chance there will be any good outcome. Unless you wear a suit made of $100 bills.

I'm 60 and women keep giving me their phone numbers: "Wanna come over and paint my house for me?"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 20, 2017 11:40 PM (4HbHy)

306 Kthnxbye
Posted by: Robert really is off to sleep if he doesn't think he can rub one out at May 20, 2017 11:19 PM (mknWS)
---
I say, ask nicely but be prepared for the polite brushoff. That's life.

But she might say yes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 11:41 PM (NT3RT)

307 She-Wolf,

Not to be picky, but you left Ripley off the list for AlienS. Well, a bit picky.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:41 PM (FLjWH)

308 Looking at IMDB, between the two of us we missed:

Corporal Dietrich (think this was the medical redhead lady)
Private Crowe (no idea)
and Van Luen (the exec from the boad meeting- was trying to think of his name as well.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:45 PM (ycWCI)

309 Duh, I too forgot Spunkmeier.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:45 PM (FLjWH)

310
Not to be picky, but you left Ripley off the list for AlienS. Well, a bit picky.
Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:41 PM (FLjWH)
---
Because she was the star! My point being, the secondary characters were still memorable. Unlike comms chick, sweaty captain, black scientist dude, bearded victim, or old guy with Spanish accent.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 11:45 PM (NT3RT)

311
Duh, I too forgot Spunkmeier.

Cookie Monster

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 20, 2017 11:46 PM (IqV8l)

312 Welp! Farmer, that's the first time I've ever heard of that someone could respond to "Would it kill you to have a salad now and then?" with "Actually..."
Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 20, 2017

LOL, and I made the salad from our garden. But it was the steak that was almost the killer.

Be well Brother C. Hope the cat doesn't get in your way to the bathroom tonight.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2017 11:47 PM (o/90i)

313 Aetius,

They did not set foot on the planet, bureaucrats don't count, the deep state is everywhere.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:48 PM (FLjWH)

314 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/865987873518104577

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/865987971123728391

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/865988067248787456

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/865988163231244288

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/865988261918986240



Posted by: kbdabear at May 20, 2017 11:48 PM (AOrEZ)

315 Funny Prime Minister Zoolander stuff in this tweet, logprof et alia. Scroll all the way to the bottom (it's not that long) for the 2nd last photo.
https://twitter.com/GlobalBC/status/866069254919122944

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 11:48 PM (nlbfN)

316 According to the old French formula of half the man's age + 7, the youngest woman for a 37 year old man is 25 1/2.

Bzzt. Sorry.

Posted by: rickl at May 20, 2017 11:48 PM (sdi6R)

317 And Burke! How could I forget Burke! One of the great corporate slimeballs of cinema.

And at that time, Paul Reiser played a nice guy on t.v.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 20, 2017 11:48 PM (NT3RT)

318 I'm 60 and women keep giving me their phone numbers: "Wanna come over and paint my house for me?"
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 20, 2017 11:40 PM (4HbHy)

=======

A joke is required here:

An older gentleman is walking down a busy downtown street. A fetching young lady approaches him and says " I'll do anything you want for $300. You just have to be able to tell me what it is in 3 words". Older gentleman thinks for a minute and replies "All right. Replace my gutters".

Posted by: GOULD at May 20, 2017 11:49 PM (wM+lU)

319 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/865988345809260544

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/865988423760449536

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/865988511127810049

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/865988605319237632

Posted by: kbdabear at May 20, 2017 11:49 PM (AOrEZ)

320
On the other hand, I remembered something Rush was going on about a week or so ago, and found some articles about it: Millennial women dating older men, twice their age plus.

The trouble is that Millennial men, if you can call them that, are just so damned awful.

Me, the young ones are nice to look at, and have dirty horn dog thoughts about, but that's it. I don't think I could carry on a conversation with a woman younger than 35 for more than 5 minutes.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

321 297 #294 Fireworks for the Victoria Day holiday weekend that is for non-Hoser readers.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 11:37 PM (nlbfN)

--Or as slacker Canadians call it, May Long Weekend.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2017 11:51 PM (GsAUU)

322 I don't think I could carry on a conversation with a woman younger than 35 for more than 5 minutes.
-------------
What if her mouth is full?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 11:53 PM (nlbfN)

323 I'll do anything you want for $300. You just have to be able to tell me what it is in 3 words

"Save me 300... three-hundred is a number so should count as one word"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo doesn't date much at May 20, 2017 11:53 PM (6FqZa)

324 Dog is trying to work his flea and tick juice into the carpet.

Is it wrong while watching a horror/thriller show that my first thought on seeing a wolf/husky is "Oh, who's a good dog?!" Kind of breaks the mood, I know.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:53 PM (ycWCI)

325 Well, I turned on Windows Update, and it told me there were 43 critical updates. After I unselected all the ones for the x64 systems (mine's 32 bit), I was left with eight, including the critical May 2017 patch, so I installed them. All seems to be OK now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2017 11:53 PM (0deF2)

326 Before they were banned them as kids we used to call the holiday "Firecracker Day"!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2017 11:54 PM (nlbfN)

327 I did get to talk to a 40/f irl today though. We both complained together about the bicyclists getting themselves into near-wrecks outside the library window.

So, you know, common ground. (Probably should have extracted her phone number.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:55 PM (6FqZa)

328 "Save me 300... three-hundred is a number so should count as one word"
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo doesn't date much at May 20, 2017 11:53 PM (6FqZa)

======

uummmm.....wut?

Posted by: GOULD at May 20, 2017 11:55 PM (wM+lU)

329 Me, the young ones are nice to look at, and have dirty horn dog thoughts about, but that's it. I don't think I could carry on a conversation with a woman younger than 35 for more than 5 minutes.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2017 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

"Hey, 19,
we can't talk at all...."

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 20, 2017 11:55 PM (P8951)

330 So, you know, common ground. (Probably should have extracted her phone number.)
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:55 PM (6FqZa)

Ask her what she would do when presented with the aliens in the reactor next time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2017 11:56 PM (ycWCI)

331 publius,

I second your comment. But then soon I will go to bed and cuddle up with my Missus mingo of 47 years. She understands me more than I understand me. That is the joyful benefit of a long relationship. When we married I told her that I get to die first. I remind her frequently. I get to die first.

Sleep as tight as you can everyone.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 20, 2017 11:57 PM (FLjWH)

332 My BIL was single for 19 years before his first marriage ended and he married my sister.

Once night, when he had had a bit too much to drink, he told a story about picking up a stripper in a local club.

The next morning he attempted conversation with her over breakfast and realized that his potted plants had higher IQs.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 20, 2017 11:58 PM (P8951)

333 Ask her what she would do when presented with the aliens in the reactor next time.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Quick - Babylonian god is in your refrigerator. Who ya gonna call?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:58 PM (6FqZa)

334 To Robert, noticing the 'geogeous' young woman at work.

I worked with the most beautiful girl/woman I'd ever seen. She exceeded perfection in every way - from the ground up. Her body contained most of the estrogen in the tri-county area. Sexy beyond belief. Had to ask -- would she go out with me -- she said she would. She is laying next me now - forty five years later. As sweet as she is beautiful.

Posted by: French Jeton at May 20, 2017 11:58 PM (WMvHw)

335 "As sweet as she is beautiful."

Ima puddle up

Posted by: navybrat at May 21, 2017 12:01 AM (w7KSn)

336 "Save me 300... three-hundred is a number so should count as one word"
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo doesn't date much at May 20, 2017 11:53 PM (6FqZa)

=======

Please tell me you are not pulling a grammar Nazi thing on a hooker joke. Lie to me if you must to get there.

Posted by: GOULD at May 21, 2017 12:01 AM (wM+lU)

337 Quick - Babylonian god is in your refrigerator. Who ya gonna call?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:58 PM (6FqZa)

Exactly. If she answers correctly or says "I say we dust off and nuke the site from orbit." Ask her out.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:02 AM (ycWCI)

338 Show just killed the dog in a gruesome manner. Not cool, show. Not cool.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:03 AM (ycWCI)

339 The next morning he attempted conversation with her over breakfast and realized that his potted plants had higher IQs.
I've always been interested in horticulture!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:03 AM (nlbfN)

340 291 My real name is Robert, so I'd like to recommend to you this song from another Robert, whose boots I am not worthy to lick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvsMPOfblfg
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 20, 2017 11:34 PM (vRcUp)


I had to go listen to something from the Basement Tapes as a palate cleanser after that.

It's not on YouTube, but this is the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8CNSZx2fIc

Now imagine Bob Dylan and the Band playing that in 1967. Great performance.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2017 12:03 AM (sdi6R)

341 Honestly I couldn't name most of the characters from the first Alien either. Ridley Scott just wasn't that good at characterisation. James Cameron was ten times better: excluding Ripley (since I've made that a rule already) Cameron gave us Burke, Vasquez, Hicks, Hudson, Apone . . .


Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:31 PM

Oh, dear. IMHO the first one was stronger in characterization than "Aliens". Ridley Scott has forgotten how to do it.

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2017 12:04 AM (lmIoG)

342 Pffffttt! Lady problems? Mine is 29, I'm 49. Known each other a month, wants me to move in. I about shit myself when she said it. What happens when you have sex too soon? This. She's way ahead of herself.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:04 AM (NXoRu)

343 What show, Aetius451AD?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:04 AM (nlbfN)

344 >>>Quick - Babylonian god is in your refrigerator. Who ya gonna call?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:58 PM (6FqZa)<<<

Sumerian, not Babylonian.

Posted by: Egon Spengler at May 21, 2017 12:04 AM (nHbAq)

345 If any Moron thinks of jumping into the dating game just do a search of true tinder stories from white women and a search of feminists true confessions.

Always do this. If you still have the urge then go for it.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 21, 2017 12:05 AM (2qHjF)

346 343 What show, Aetius451AD?
Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:04 AM (nlbfN)

Fortitude, season 2. And he was such a good boy too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:05 AM (ycWCI)

347 37 and 21? She's a bit young but you NEVER know. I"m 18 years older than my wife, married 10 years now but we were older (54 and 36).

Posted by: Free Tibet, etc at May 21, 2017 12:05 AM (CL76w)

348 All the members of The Band except for Levon Helm were Canadian, by the way.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2017 12:06 AM (sdi6R)

349 Gorman deserved to be forgotten.


Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2017 11:39 PM


Gorman was a fantastic character. One of my faves.

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2017 12:07 AM (lmIoG)

350 >>>Show just killed the dog in a gruesome manner. Not cool, show. Not cool.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:03 AM (ycWCI)<<<

**grabs guns**

Posted by: John Wick at May 21, 2017 12:07 AM (nHbAq)

351 last man standing has been picked up by the hallmark channel. fuck abc.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 21, 2017 12:07 AM (KP5rU)

352 Pffffttt! Lady problems? Mine is 29, I'm 49. Known each other a month, wants me to move in. I about shit myself when she said it. What happens when you have sex too soon? This. She's way ahead of herself.
Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:04 AM (NXoRu)

====

Run. Do not walk.

Posted by: GOULD at May 21, 2017 12:07 AM (wM+lU)

353 Franchise over, man! Franchise over!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2017 12:08 AM (NT3RT)

354 Mine is 29, I'm 49. Known each other a month, wants me to move in

*eartwitch*

Posted by: bunny at May 21, 2017 12:08 AM (6FqZa)

355 Hicks, Hudson.

The mid-sized city nearly adjacent to me elected a mayor named Hicks-Hudson. And I keep asking people, do you realize your mayor is named after two crewmen from Alien? And it doesn't seem to faze them a bit.

Their last mayor drove out to see how the snow removal was going, and dropped dead. Also, they poisoned their water. So there is that.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 21, 2017 12:09 AM (H5rtT)

356 I'll have to check that out at IMDB, Aetius451AD.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:10 AM (nlbfN)

357 Franchise over, man! Franchise over!


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2017 12:08 AM


Now whatta we gonna do???!!!

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2017 12:10 AM (lmIoG)

358 Now whatta we gonna do???!!!

I dunno, gather 'round, roast marshmallows

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2017 12:10 AM (6FqZa)

359 A nice accoustic blues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ToxsS5Nw8

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2017 12:10 AM (0deF2)

360 "All the members of The Band except for Levon Helm were Canadian, by the way."

They sounded Canadian.

Posted by: navybrat at May 21, 2017 12:11 AM (w7KSn)

361 I still don't understand why there was no dedicated crew for the sulaco. Surely you'd have a couple of people to run the ship, who could have easily sent down the second dropship.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 21, 2017 12:11 AM (Gmxyk)

362 49 / 2 + 7 = 31.5

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2017 12:11 AM (sdi6R)

363 @156,

Sounds a bit like my ER experience in January. Mine was with supplements. They seemed to go down okay then everything locked up. I could breathe but couldn't get anything liquid down. Finally called EMTs who couldn't do much. Muscle relaxers in the ER didn't help. They finally put me out and did an endoscopy to clear it out. I still don't know what caused it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 21, 2017 12:11 AM (Lqy/e)

364 Good evening --- I have been night bingeing on Netflix and Amazon to escape the craziness. I like detective/mystery or drama. Have done much of the BBC stuff -- anything Sherlock, loved Poirot, Foley, just finished something called Dr. Blake or something. Tried Hand of God, couldn't get into it. Went back to Goliath and enjoyed it after it flushed out a bit with more characters.

If anyone has any recommendations I would appreciate it. Movies or series . No SciFi or Fantasy . Tried to find free Mulholland Drive but couldn't.

Thanks.


Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 12:12 AM (OU4q6)

365 Hi ont, God Bless

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2017 12:13 AM (9plvG)

366 "There has never been a violent crime [in Fortitude, AK]. Until now."
Don't tell me, Aetius415AD, some crazy bitch from someplace called "Cabot Cove" moved to the town?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:14 AM (nlbfN)

367 356 I'll have to check that out at IMDB, Aetius451AD.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:10 AM (nlbfN)

The first season was beautifully shot. It is essentially a murder mystery set on an island in Norway (really far north, based on a real town.) It goes a bit sideways (not necessarily in a bad way) towards the end of the season, but it is interesting.

Just finishing up the first ep of the second season. Still pissed they killed that dog. Dennis Quaid was added to the cast. They also mention lutefisk and a newcomer eats some with predictable results.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:14 AM (ycWCI)

368 @352 Gould-Little difficult, I actually like this one. I knew a shit test would pop up, didn't expect it to be this. She graduated from UCLA, married 7 years/divorced (husband cheated), I make 120 plus a year, she makes much more. Other than this hurry to move in, she seemed ok. Lives in downtown SF next to the financial district, I like the country.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:14 AM (NXoRu)

369 If anyone has any recommendations I would appreciate it. Movies or series . No SciFi or Fantasy . Tried to find free Mulholland Drive but couldn't.

Thanks.


Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 12:12 AM (OU4q6)

Bosch on amazon was good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:15 AM (ycWCI)

370 Good evening --- I have been night bingeing on Netflix and Amazon to escape the craziness. I like detective/mystery or drama. Have done much of the BBC stuff -- anything Sherlock, loved Poirot, Foley, just finished something called Dr. Blake or something. Tried Hand of God, couldn't get into it. Went back to Goliath and enjoyed it after it flushed out a bit with more characters.

If anyone has any recommendations I would appreciate it. Movies or series . No SciFi or Fantasy . Tried to find free Mulholland Drive but couldn't.

Thanks.


Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 12:12 AM (OU4q6)

========

Check the thread immediately downstairs. Chock full of reccos.

Posted by: GOULD at May 21, 2017 12:15 AM (wM+lU)

371 @rickl-29 is close enough isn't it? Wondered where that "formula" came from. France? WTF do they know?

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:17 AM (NXoRu)

372 368 @352 Gould-Little difficult, I actually like this one. I knew a shit test would pop up, didn't expect it to be this. She graduated from UCLA, married 7 years/divorced (husband cheated), I make 120 plus a year, she makes much more. Other than this hurry to move in, she seemed ok. Lives in downtown SF next to the financial district, I like the country.
Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:14 AM (NXoRu)

Does she want a family? She sounds driven from what you have said (financially well off.) Could explain some of it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:17 AM (ycWCI)

373 #367 Ha, ha. I assumed it was Alaska with the name 'Fortitude'. Still doesn't render my 'Cabot Cove' comment inoperative.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:17 AM (nlbfN)

374 Detective / mystery... not really my thing but I thought "Castle" was good.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2017 12:17 AM (6FqZa)

375 261 Meant to mention last night that I spotted the first firefly. 'Lightening bug' here in the South.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2017 11:16 PM (OdK9v)


Are the bugs on diets?

Posted by: Average Guy at May 21, 2017 12:18 AM (LMcFk)

376 I dunno, gather 'round, roast marshmallows


Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2017 12:10 AM


LOL... and I heard Burke's voice as I read it.

Posted by: otho at May 21, 2017 12:19 AM (lmIoG)

377 If anyone has any recommendations I would appreciate it. Movies or
series . No SciFi or Fantasy . Tried to find free Mulholland Drive but
couldn't.



Thanks.





Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 12:12 AM (OU4q6)




Do you like movies about gladiators?

Posted by: Captain Oveur at May 21, 2017 12:21 AM (2DT4P)

378 Great Mark Steyn Show this week, but aren't they all?

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2017 12:21 AM (GsAUU)

379 Alright folks, time for go to bed.

See you in the Book Thread!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2017 12:21 AM (NT3RT)

380 Great video at WZ-- normal people from Regan Democrat land supporting Trump and telling him that Michigan has his back.

Posted by: shibumi at May 21, 2017 12:22 AM (BPeNq)

381 Stopped watching the Doctor Blake Mysteries about 15 minutes in when they showed the guy was a Red. I've already got one Aussie series set in the 1950s with a "good guy" Red (who never seems to praise Stalin for some strange reason) so I didn't need a second.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:22 AM (nlbfN)

382 @Aetius451-She said her and her ex talked about having kids, didn't happen. I have three kids. Not living with me, doesn't seem to bother her. Yeah, she is financially well off. As far as discussing family, we haven't been together long enough, I don't think. I don't think she's thinking this through. I know guys can get p***ywhipped, not trying to flatter myself, but I think she's thinking with what's between her legs.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:23 AM (NXoRu)

383

A student group at the University of Guelph in Canada has apologized for including the Lou Reed song “Walk on the Wild Side” on a playlist at a campus event.

Because, don’t you know, the tune contains “transphobic lyrics.”

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 21, 2017 12:25 AM (IqV8l)

384 Burke's alpha game:
http://morgue.isprettyawesome.com/?p=7665

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2017 12:25 AM (6FqZa)

385 Think of the what-ifs: If Canada would expel Quebec, it would probably be the most conservative major/G8 country in the First World.

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2017 12:26 AM (GsAUU)

386
Great video at WZ-- normal people from Regan Democrat land supporting Trump and telling him that Michigan has his back.


Posted by: shibumi at May 21, 2017 12:22 AM (BPeNq)

that was good. Before that, someone posted a utube with Trump. Got lost in insult vids and Hillary take downs. heh.

Posted by: Infidel at May 21, 2017 12:26 AM (ie8tB)

387 I missed it, who was your fave pres candidate, I'm curious?

Did Tucker get you anything?
Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2017 11:11 PM (o/90i)



A little turd.
He didn't wrap it, and i wasnt impressed.

Thanks BTW to Slap & Gem - I need to read backwards since I took a call an hour ago..

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 21, 2017 12:27 AM (M7oLR)

388 Funny thing about Canuckistan - before the 1960s, Quebec was the (socially) conservative stronghold. Strict, strict Catholics.

Le Revolution tranquille, it was.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2017 12:30 AM (6FqZa)

389 385 Think of the what-ifs: If Canada would expel Quebec, it would probably be the most conservative major/G8 country in the First World.
Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2017 12:26 AM (GsAUU)

They'd have to expel Toronto too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 21, 2017 12:32 AM (P8951)

390 383

A student group at the University of Guelph in Canada has apologized for including the Lou Reed song "Walk on the Wild Side" on a playlist at a campus event.

Because, don't you know, the tune contains "transphobic lyrics."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 21, 2017 12:25 AM (IqV8l)


We're officially through the looking glass here.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2017 12:34 AM (sdi6R)

391 389 385 Think of the what-ifs: If Canada would expel Quebec, it would probably be the most conservative major/G8 country in the First World.
Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2017 12:26 AM (GsAUU)

They'd have to expel Toronto too.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 21, 2017 12:32 AM (P8951)

Isn't this similar to the Scotland/Great Britain argument?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:34 AM (ycWCI)

392 You know what I found out today?
50 feels just like 49, but with a little cooler friends and a little more knee & hip pain.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 21, 2017 12:35 AM (M7oLR)

393 For me the joint pain and stiffness started kicking in at 43.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2017 12:36 AM (6FqZa)

394 Pffffttt! Lady problems? Mine is 29, I'm 49. Known each other a month, wants me to move in. I about shit myself when she said it. What happens when you have sex too soon? This. She's way ahead of herself.
Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:04 AM (NXoRu)

====

Run. Do not walk.

Posted by: GOULD at May 21, 2017 12:07 AM (wM+lU)

@352 Gould-Little difficult, I actually like this one. I knew a shit test would pop up, didn't expect it to be this. She graduated from UCLA, married 7 years/divorced (husband cheated), I make 120 plus a year, she makes much more. Other than this hurry to move in, she seemed ok. Lives in downtown SF next to the financial district, I like the country.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:14 AM (NXoRu)

I'll repeat.

RUN. RUN AWAY. UNDER NO, I MEAN NO CIRCUMSTANCES MOVE IN WITH HER.

You'll regret it.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 12:36 AM (Jcg9Q)

395 For me, the joint pain and stiffness started at 33 give or take.

I've got rheumatoid arthritis.

A big symptom of getting old is bragging about, and always trying to top your friends with diseases and complaints.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2017 12:38 AM (8O3HH)

396 A quarter of Toronto is conservative, Donna, even though we're outnumbered. And every riding in the Atlantic provinces went Liberal this time.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:38 AM (nlbfN)

397 @Aetius451-She said her and her ex talked about having kids, didn't happen. I have three kids. Not living with me, doesn't seem to bother her. Yeah, she is financially well off. As far as discussing family, we haven't been together long enough, I don't think. I don't think she's thinking this through. I know guys can get p***ywhipped, not trying to flatter myself, but I think she's thinking with what's between her legs.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:23 AM (NXoRu)

Even if she is thinking with her pussy, you don't need to move in with her to put it to her 3-4x/week or whatever.

MUST. RESIST.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 12:39 AM (Jcg9Q)

398 You're already at the stage just before you finally let go of any and all external expectations and constraints.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 20, 2017 11:35 PM (TwwWO)


Heh. I'm not sure that would end well.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 21, 2017 12:40 AM (0mRoj)

399 Speaking of Canuckistan, Belinda Stronach was in the Winner's Circle at Preakness.

A winner in the genetic lottery (i.e., smokin' hot), but dumb as a post as a politician.

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2017 12:40 AM (GsAUU)

400 388 Funny thing about Canuckistan - before the 1960s, Quebec was the (socially) conservative stronghold. Strict, strict Catholics.

Le Revolution tranquille, it was.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2017 12:30 AM (6FqZa)

The late Richrd John Neuhaus who was a liberal Canadian Lutheran minister before he became a conservative American Catholic priest, wrote that the churches in Quebec practically emptied overnight in the '60's.

It's weird, the sudden desertion. I read that the people of Quebec were horrified by the French Revolution - they preferred the Brits to what they considered the wicked, godless Revolutionaries. DeTocqueville contrasted the godly Quebecois with the dissolute French he saw in New Orleans.

And then, poof, that culture vanished in the '60's.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 21, 2017 12:40 AM (P8951)

401 I'll repeat.

RUN. RUN AWAY. UNDER NO, I MEAN NO CIRCUMSTANCES MOVE IN WITH HER.

You'll regret it.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 12:36 AM (Jcg9Q)

=======

Yep. Now living at an Extended stay hotel due to just such a situation. Fortunately, primary house will be ready in about #twoweeks.

Posted by: GOULD at May 21, 2017 12:40 AM (wM+lU)

402 I have friends who are doctors and we play golf.
When I was 40 or so I would pull up my shirt and ask "Hey, doc, do you think this is a tumor?"

I don't do that anymore.

Posted by: navybrat at May 21, 2017 12:41 AM (w7KSn)

403 Yep. Now living at an Extended stay hotel due to just such a situation. Fortunately, primary house will be ready in about #twoweeks.

Posted by: GOULD at May 21, 2017 12:40 AM (wM+lU)

Damn, sorry to hear that.

His situation just has "oh shit" written all over it already.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 12:41 AM (Jcg9Q)

404 397 @Aetius451-She said her and her ex talked about having kids, didn't happen. I have three kids. Not living with me, doesn't seem to bother her. Yeah, she is financially well off. As far as discussing family, we haven't been together long enough, I don't think. I don't think she's thinking this through. I know guys can get p***ywhipped, not trying to flatter myself, but I think she's thinking with what's between her legs.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:23 AM (NXoRu)


She's thinking with her ovaries. She'll be hitting the wall in a few years and wants to make use of her egg supply.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 21, 2017 12:42 AM (0mRoj)

405 @Country Boy-LOL, maybe after six months, but now? No way, way too soon. I'll spend 2-3 nights a week at her place like I was doing. Hell, she spends the other nights at my place 35 minutes away from her place in SF. I think she wants to keep a better eye on me. She seems shaky trusting me, so I don't understand her hurry.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:43 AM (NXoRu)

406 Love Mark Steyn's guest.

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2017 12:44 AM (GsAUU)

407 She's thinking with her ovaries. She'll be hitting the wall in a few years and wants to make use of her egg supply.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 21, 2017 12:42 AM (0mRoj)

No offense to JROD, but if she's young, wealthy and hot, why isn't she after guys her age? She should be swatting them away with a broom. Are they all fags in SF now?

Plus, where do they each stand politically? This is a relevant question now.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 12:45 AM (Jcg9Q)

408 405 @Country Boy-LOL, maybe after six months, but now? No way, way too soon. I'll spend 2-3 nights a week at her place like I was doing. Hell, she spends the other nights at my place 35 minutes away from her place in SF. I think she wants to keep a better eye on me. She seems shaky trusting me, so I don't understand her hurry.
Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:43 AM (NXoRu)

You said she was cheated on by her ex. Everyone carries all their relationship baggage everywhere- so this is probably a LOT of it. If there was a separation of living space in her previous relationship (they were living apart for whatever reason, she comes over, catches him in bed with another woman), that probably explains it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:46 AM (ycWCI)

409 396 A quarter of Toronto is conservative, Donna, even though we're outnumbered. And every riding in the Atlantic provinces went Liberal this time.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:38 AM (nlbfN)

--NL has that oil. If they would take on an Alberta mentality, they would be much more prosperous.

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2017 12:47 AM (GsAUU)

410 If he then said in turn: "I hardly ever see you!" Then that is a stone cold lock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:47 AM (ycWCI)

411 @Country Boy-LOL, maybe after six months, but now? No way, way too soon. I'll spend 2-3 nights a week at her place like I was doing. Hell, she spends the other nights at my place 35 minutes away from her place in SF. I think she wants to keep a better eye on me. She seems shaky trusting me, so I don't understand her hurry.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:43 AM (NXoRu)

"I think she wants to keep a better eye on me. She seems shaky trusting me."

Why? You just met.

There's a reason for her hurry; you need to find it.

And what's her/your politics?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 12:48 AM (Jcg9Q)

412 Damn, sorry to hear that.

His situation just has "oh shit" written all over it already.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 12:41 AM (Jcg9Q)

=======


Thanks, but all is cool. I am only here because I chose a very bad time to have a Contractor totally redo the Kitchen.

The very bad timing thing exposed who she really is, so I count that as a blessing.

Posted by: GOULD at May 21, 2017 12:49 AM (wM+lU)

413 398. My good man - you've lived that way all your days heretofore, and where has it gotten you? Shrug off the yoke - you're meant to be a bull, not an ox.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2017 12:50 AM (TwwWO)

414 I've always found it kind of odd that the French in North America are basically clumped together in 2 spots - Quebec and southern Louisiana. (From what I understand there's quite a few in New England, sort of the run off from Quebec.)

Yeah, there are still heavily Italian and Irish neighborhoods in NE cities and lots of people of German descent in cities like Milwaukee and St. Louis, but they still spread out more than the frogs did.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 21, 2017 12:52 AM (P8951)

415 Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:14 AM (ycWCI)

I hated the dog killing as well. Took me awhile to accept Dennis Quaid as an asset. Its' been awhile since I watched it, but I thought the female character with the short hair was creepy in the beginning.

Sounds like it took me awhile to go along with it overall. It was worth watching and beautiful also.

Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 12:52 AM (OU4q6)

416 414. Heh...and we all know why, don't we, Donna? They stick together because no one else would have them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2017 12:53 AM (TwwWO)

417 413 398. My good man - you've lived that way all your days heretofore, and where has it gotten you? Shrug off the yoke - you're meant to be a bull, not an ox.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2017 12:50 AM (TwwWO)

Uh...moo?

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 21, 2017 12:53 AM (0mRoj)

418 Did Tucker get you anything?
Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2017 11:11 PM (o/90i)

A little turd.
He didn't wrap it, and i wasnt impressed.
Thanks BTW to Slap & Gem - I need to read backwards since I took a call an hour ago..
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 21, 2017 12:27

LMAO

Be well and remember today's 50 is the new 40. At least you didn't almost choke to death tonight on a piece of steak.

Wait till your 60s and you can't competently swallow your nightly meal!

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2017 12:54 AM (o/90i)

419 "I've always found it kind of odd that the French in North America are basically clumped together in 2 spots "

Obviously you have not studied the Louisiana Purchase.

It was France. All France. From New Orleans up to Montreal, and westward.
French laws, judges, sheriffs, etc.

Then came the Louisiana Purchase.
The greatest political coup possibly in history of all mankind.
I put it right up there with the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Posted by: navybrat at May 21, 2017 12:55 AM (w7KSn)

420
Uh...moo?
Posted by: Insomniac


Moo Moo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 21, 2017 12:56 AM (IqV8l)

421 414 I've always found it kind of odd that the French in North America are basically clumped together in 2 spots - Quebec and southern Louisiana. (From what I understand there's quite a few in New England, sort of the run off from Quebec.)

Yeah, there are still heavily Italian and Irish neighborhoods in NE cities and lots of people of German descent in cities like Milwaukee and St. Louis, but they still spread out more than the frogs did.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 21, 2017 12:52 AM (P8951)

--Winnipeg is about 10% Francophone.

And Martinique and St. martin (I consider the West Indies also North America).

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2017 12:56 AM (GsAUU)

422 420
Uh...moo?
Posted by: Insomniac

Moo Moo
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 21, 2017 12:56 AM (IqV8l)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 21, 2017 12:56 AM (0mRoj)

423

I am really pussy-whipped myself. These damn cats around her have me wrapped around their little paws.

God, I'm a male crazy cat-lady.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2017 12:56 AM (8O3HH)

424 Iles des Saints.
In the Lesser Antilles.
A great little vacation spot.
It is French.
Leave your English at home.

Posted by: navybrat at May 21, 2017 12:58 AM (w7KSn)

425 @407 Country Boy-She's young hot and well off. We met in line for a concert. She overheard my comment to a buddy I was with, I said between the guys with man buns, skinny jeans and the metal dweebs we should do alright (with the ladies that were there) besides we're probably the only ones that look like we have jobs. FWIW I am still in as good of shape as I was when I was twenty seven. She said her and her friends were checking me out before I noticed them. She thought I was mid thirties. She's an Orange County repub, so I have something to work with in that area.

@Aetius451-I believe that's exactly it.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 01:01 AM (NXoRu)

426 Gracepc: the Danish trilogy "Department Q" on Netflix. Recommended by another moron. I enjoyed it. And no, "Q" does not have the same meaning as in "Avenue Q".

Posted by: Average Guy at May 21, 2017 01:02 AM (LMcFk)

427 So I was watching Fortitude and one of the things they carry over is the ubiquity of polar bears. Everyone carries a rifle so that got me interested to see what people carry for bear defense and I came across this page:

http://tinyurl.com/d3zu4ct

Kind of interesting for a neophyte (me.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:10 AM (ycWCI)

428 Bosch on amazon was good.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 12:15 AM (ycWCI)
I agree. Big fan. Actually started me reading Michael Connelly. So, win win. Thx.
******************Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 21, 2017 12:17 AM (6FqZa)
Castle. Watched. I agree, pretty good. Thx.***********Posted by: Captain Oveur at May 21, 2017 12:21 AM (2DT4P)
Do you like movies about gladiators?Not really. But I am open if you think it's really good. Thx. I do like the historicals in general though. Rome, the EnglishTudors, etc. Medicis was fun.
Thanks. I appreciate all the suggestions


Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 01:11 AM (OU4q6)

429 She's an Orange County repub, so I have something to work with in that area.

@Aetius451-I believe that's exactly it.


Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 01:01 AM (NXoRu)

Ok, well, that's something. Cool that you're in good shape.

I'm just some guy on the internet you've never met whose been divorced 13 years, so my opinion means squat.

You could always shit test her by saying something like "not now, but who knows several months down the road or so" and watch how she reacts.

In the meantime, bang the hell out of her.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 01:12 AM (Jcg9Q)

430 Andycanuck.......just put Ottawa as the same as DC. Mr. WDS family lives there and Toronto. They all think we are crazy conservatives

We will be in Toronto next month for a wedding

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 21, 2017 01:13 AM (mMeIQ)

431 255 I would take on the aliens with my hand loaded 158 grain semi-jacketed hollow point 357s that leave a 6 inch barrel at 1350 fps. Huge cavities in gel. They drop a white tail at 50 or so yards with good shot placement. Out of my Winchester lever action carbine they exit the muzzle at 1500 fps. My go to guns for producing instant death.
-----------
Have a Henry lever action in .357 lotso fun. Also a Golden Boy .22 Today I took the old truck out for a spin and a Pietta Navy .36 Revolver to the range, I know it's not a "real" self-defense weapon but I sure as HELL would not want to be on the receiving end of it. I load it up carefully and then test it now and then. I'm not Wyatt Earp, it's been a few years. All six went BOOM!! lots of smoke and fire. Everybody always looks "What the hell was that!?" Black Powder is the best. Goex, none of that foo foo shit.

Fricking generator light went on in the truck as it was getting dark. Had to drive about 10 miles on battery power alone, good thing it was charged up.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2017 01:15 AM (XVgpK)

432 Posted by: andycanuck at May 21, 2017 12:22 AM (nlbfN)

Just watched all seasons. If you can get over the Red, which is not much, it's pretty ok. I've seen better, but this was not a waste of time.

Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 01:16 AM (OU4q6)

433 @Country Boy-LOL, maybe after six months, but now? No way, way too soon...
I think she wants to keep a better eye on me. She seems shaky trusting me, so I don't understand her hurry.
Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 12:43

Hmm, as an old md guy you have my sympathies. I've been w/ J since 1978, we md in '81.

Glad I was born when I was, it was getting tougher then, but I think simpler than today to establish a long term relationship.

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2017 01:17 AM (o/90i)

434 I posted this trivia question near the end of a thread a couple days ago, where it quickly got willowed, and few people saw it. Someone got the answer right nonetheless, but I'll post it here again for the ONTers, in case any of you missed it. If you saw it before, don't spoil the fun by revealing the answer! Here's the question:

Ultimate Nerd Trivia Question for the Horde:

What 1960s TV series...

-- Was produced by Gene Roddenberry

-- Had a lead character with the middle name "Tiberius"

-- And featured at various times in the series the following actors:

Leonard Nimoy
Nichelle Nichols
Walter Koenig
Majel Barrett
Gary Lockwood (the guy with the silver-colored contact lenses and super-powers)
Ricardo Montalban (remember him as "Khan"?)
and Dennis Hopper?

First person to get it right wins three quatloos!

(BTW, I didn't copy-and-paste this trivia question from somewhere else; I wrote it myself.)

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2017 01:20 AM (DQ4Fv)

435 426
Gracepc: the Danish trilogy "Department Q" on Netflix. Recommended by
another moron. I enjoyed it. And no, "Q" does not have the same
meaning as in "Avenue Q".

Posted by: Average Guy at May 21, 2017 01:02 AM (LMcFk)
Thanks. I did watch it and enjoyed it very much. I would recommend it as well. I don't have a list available but have watched quite a few good foreign series.


Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 01:23 AM (OU4q6)

436 Beats me; I'll go with Twilight Zone.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 01:24 AM (Jcg9Q)

437 436 Beats me; I'll go with Twilight Zone.
Posted by: Country Boy


Nice try, but -- no.

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2017 01:25 AM (DQ4Fv)

438 Oh, and no fair cheating by researching it online!

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2017 01:25 AM (DQ4Fv)

439 Zombie-- The Lieutenant?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 21, 2017 01:27 AM (+wjl1)

440 I saw the solution the other night, so no play for me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:27 AM (ycWCI)

441 439 Zombie-- The Lieutenant?
Posted by: Richard McEnroe


We have a winner!

Quatloos rain down from the sky.

Damn you were quick!

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2017 01:28 AM (DQ4Fv)

442 Then came the Louisiana Purchase.
The greatest political coup possibly in history of all mankind.
I put it right up there with the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Posted by: navybrat at May 21, 2017 12:55

Now that's an interesting take. It's interesting as to how few realize this impact on the development of the US. Shoot me an email from below if you want to continue to discuss this.

Be well.

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2017 01:29 AM (o/90i)

443 Obviously you have not studied the Louisiana Purchase.

It was France. All France. From New Orleans up to Montreal, and westward.
French laws, judges, sheriffs, etc.

Then came the Louisiana Purchase.
The greatest political coup possibly in history of all mankind.
I put it right up there with the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Posted by: navybrat at May 21, 2017 12:55 AM (w7KSn)

Actually I have.

What is curious to me is that those of French descent have stuck together in enclaves long after the Louisiana Purchase took place.

The places on the Mississippi that were simply French trading outposts with little settlement soon lost any French character they had. Louisiana and Quebec remained French strongholds.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 21, 2017 01:29 AM (P8951)

444 I already spent my quatloos.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 21, 2017 01:30 AM (IqV8l)

445 Strange how no one either time, dared to guess "Star Trek."

The only reason "Star Trek" isn't the right answer is the presence of Dennis Hopper on the list -- he never appeared on Star Trek. Otherwise, everything about The Lieutenant was also true of Star Trek!

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2017 01:30 AM (DQ4Fv)

446 OK, I FINALLY enjoyed an episode of the new Dr. Who season on BBC America last night.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 21, 2017 01:30 AM (+wjl1)

447 Had a crush on Nichele Nichols. Told no one, back then would have been taboo.

Posted by: socalcon at May 21, 2017 01:31 AM (WAnre)

448 If anyone has any recommendations I would appreciate it. Movies or series . No SciFi or Fantasy . Tried to find free Mulholland Drive but couldn't.

Thanks.

Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 12:12 AM (OU4q6)

My wife likes Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Death in Paradise. Both are available on Netflix.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 21, 2017 01:34 AM (BXC+l)

449 @429 Country Boy-I've already said the not now, down the road. I'm in the dog house at my place, that's why I'm here (at AoS) tonight. Also the possibility that she has another guy on the hook so maybe that's why she's pressing me. I'm prepared for it if that's the case, if it is, I'll find another usually pretty quick.

I enjoy everyone's opinion here at AoS. Your comments are spot on.

Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 01:34 AM (NXoRu)

450 Susan Oliver was my first TV crush I think. Was that her too, in the green makeup? I kinda liked her too. Mom probably wouldn't have though.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2017 01:34 AM (XVgpK)

451 Foyle's War was one I really enjoyed if you have not seen it already.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:35 AM (ycWCI)

452

Strange how no one either time, dared to guess "Star Trek."

Kirk's middle name isn't "Tiberius" ... his middle name starts with an "R". His tombstone in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" says so.

Posted by: Arbalest at May 21, 2017 01:35 AM (FlRtG)

453 450 Susan Oliver was my first TV crush I think. Was that her too, in the green makeup? I kinda liked her too. Mom probably wouldn't have though.
Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2017 01:34 AM (XVgpK)

Erin Gray. Buck Rogers and Silver Spoons.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:35 AM (ycWCI)

454 I always think of this as a Gospels quote, but, no, it's from John's acid trip on Patmos:

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

I heard the knocking. I tried to open the door. I tugged, and pulled, and pried, and grunted and strained, but the door was jambed shut. I yelled through it: Don't go away! I'm trying to open it!

Nothing different today from the past several thousand days except the weakening of my strength to endure it.

What do the friends of Job tell him? You must not be believing the right thing. You didn't do the right rituals. You had some kind of carry-forward karma. And with each friend's ideas, Job returned with righteous refutation. He never found what was right, quite, but he knew all his friends' ideas missed the mark.

I don't know what's right. I just know how it is isn't.

*

So, don't mind me. It's been a long day, week, month, year, decade, century so far. Just needed to vent.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the accumulation of error at May 21, 2017 01:35 AM (VQjKe)

455 So, don't mind me. It's been a long day, week, month, year, decade, century so far. Just needed to vent.
Posted by: mindful webworker and the accumulation of error at May 21, 2017 01:35 AM (VQjKe)

No problem MW. Pull up a chair by the fire. First TV crush?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:37 AM (ycWCI)

456 Jeff had no constitutional or executive authority to be purchasing whole continents from anybody. It worked out pretty slick. France was down on her luck at the time. Nice deal on Alaska too, by Seward. .02c an acre, not bad. Shoulda talked 'em down more.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2017 01:37 AM (XVgpK)

457 456 Jeff had no constitutional or executive authority to be purchasing whole continents from anybody. It worked out pretty slick. France was down on her luck at the time. Nice deal on Alaska too, by Seward. .02c an acre, not bad. Shoulda talked 'em down more.
Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2017 01:37 AM (XVgpK)

Must be that evil use of math I heard about the other day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:39 AM (ycWCI)

458 navybrat: Then came the Louisiana Purchase. The greatest political coup possibly in history of all mankind.

Milady opines: Alaska. If not greater than the La. Purch., then, a close second, Seward's Folly.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the repeating history at May 21, 2017 01:40 AM (VQjKe)

459 Kirk's middle name isn't "Tiberius" ... his middle name starts with an "R". His tombstone in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" says so.
Posted by: Arbalest


From wiki:

James T. Kirk

James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise.

And:

""Where No Man Has Gone Before" is the second pilot episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. .... Kirk's middle initial in the episode is given as "R." in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and is seen clearly on the gravestone fashioned by Mitchell for Kirk; subsequent episodes use "James T. Kirk". His middle name was revealed to be "Tiberius" in "Bem", an episode from the animated series, and in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Various suggestions have been made to explain this discrepancy; Michael Jan Friedman's My Brother's Keeper trilogy speculates this results from an in-joke between Mitchell and Kirk.[11] Roddenberry cited human error on Mitchell's part."

Thus, the "R." was actually just a mistake. It's only confusing because the mistake happened on the very first episode with the character. Ever since, it has always been Tiberius, and was always intended to be.

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2017 01:44 AM (DQ4Fv)

460 Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 21, 2017 01:34 AM (BXC+l)

Thanks. Your wife and I agree. I have seen them both. Miss Fisher's was very entertaining as well.

Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 01:46 AM (OU4q6)

461 It would appear a critical mass of people are accumulating who no longer have the ability nor desire to build upon the achievements of those that came before, if that makes sense. We use all sorts of items, but have no idea how they work nor how to repair them. We cannot feed ourselves, clothe, or keep warm, or even find water without depending on the good graces of others.

Thenlast fuckers I'd start flipping shit at are those that make the world go 'round. Math is a big part if that. Hell, half the country can't do arithmetic. Figure simple interest. Balance a checkbook. They talk about "global economy", but obsess over grade schoolers who want to wear a dress. Meanwhile kids olare taking calculus in 5th grade in other countries like India.

We are so fucking boned.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2017 01:46 AM (XVgpK)

462 OK, so I just wanted to say that quitting alcohol has had quite the positive effect on my libido. Not that there's anything wrong with drinking, but I feel like I've been missing out for the last 30 years.

Posted by: Chris M at May 21, 2017 01:49 AM (6RZos)

463
Thus, the "R." was actually just a mistake.


A mistake ... chiseled in stone. I think it was a freudian slip, and "Tiberius" is simply a cover ...

Posted by: Arbalest at May 21, 2017 01:49 AM (FlRtG)

464 451
Foyle's War was one I really enjoyed if you have not seen it already.



Posted by: Aeus451AD at May 21, 2017 01:35 AM (ycWCI)
*******Thanks. I really did like Foyle's. I do like the period pieces better sometimes than the contemporary. Are you liking Fortitude? Impresses upon you the power of the polar bear doesn't it? At least it did me.

Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 01:50 AM (OU4q6)

465 LMAo, I love how Demotards become ultra-Deficit Hawks when it comes to paying chump change for The Wall.

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2017 01:52 AM (GsAUU)

466 Strange how no one either time, dared to guess "Star Trek."

The only reason "Star Trek" isn't the right answer is the presence of Dennis Hopper on the list -- he never appeared on Star Trek. Otherwise, everything about The Lieutenant was also true of Star Trek!

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2017 01:30 AM (DQ4Fv)

The "appeared at various times" comment kinda gave it away that it wasn't Star Trek.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 01:52 AM (Jcg9Q)

467 Aetius451AD: First TV crush?

Seriously?

Princess WinterSpringSummerFall. No question.

Judy Tyler.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Tyler

Who died when I was five. How could I remember her?

Suddenly, I feel like I've seen many sunsets.

Posted by: mindful webworker in the peanut gallery at May 21, 2017 01:52 AM (VQjKe)

468 *******Thanks. I really did like Foyle's. I do like the period pieces better sometimes than the contemporary. Are you liking Fortitude? Impresses upon you the power of the polar bear doesn't it? At least it did me.
Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 01:50 AM (OU4q6)

I like it. A bit strange.

You said no sci-fi, so The Expanse or Farscape is out. Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:53 AM (ycWCI)

469 Posted by: JROD at May 21, 2017 01:34 AM (NXoRu)

You're in the doghouse already? For what?

*sorry, nosy question*

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 01:53 AM (Jcg9Q)

470 I hated the OK corral episode as a kid. Totally lame. They must have cut the budget way back. Where's a good Gorn fight when ya need one?

The Gary 7 and Teri Garr thing would have been interesting I think. Wonder why it didn't get picked up?

Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2017 01:55 AM (XVgpK)

471 Foyle's War became contaminated with left-wing messaging. Wasn't there in the first season much, but once they realized they had a hit on their hands, they started sneaking leftist narratives into nearly every episode. That really turned me off after a while. Not nearly as bad as some shows indoctrination-wise, but it was just so out of place in a show set in the '40s, so it was more annoying.

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2017 01:57 AM (DQ4Fv)

472 471 Foyle's War became contaminated with left-wing messaging. Wasn't there in the first season much, but once they realized they had a hit on their hands, they started sneaking leftist narratives into nearly every episode. That really turned me off after a while. Not nearly as bad as some shows indoctrination-wise, but it was just so out of place in a show set in the '40s, so it was more annoying.
Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2017 01:57 AM (DQ4Fv)

Agreed. That is what made the later seasons not as good. The final season if I remember was annoying with it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:59 AM (ycWCI)

473 You said no sci-fi, so The Expanse or Farscape is out. Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes?



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:53 AM (ycWCI)
*******I had trouble with Fortitude at first.
I have tried sci - fi and Fantasy over the years. So many of my friends (mostly the engineer types I would generalize) enjoy it. But it just isn't where my mind goes. I suck at visualization also , so there is that.I like a good puzzle -- story -- detective type thing to relax I guess. I don't know the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes specifically, but I think I have watched almost all the Sherlocks. I will look it up.The other night -- on Netflix -- on the new releases there a new season of a Sherlock. It was pretty good -- weird, but good.


Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 02:00 AM (OU4q6)

474 You know the funny thing, "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was the second pilot, and the one that convinced NBC to go with the series.

However, it was not the first episode of the series, but the 3rd in sequence. The first episode was "The Man Trap", the one with the salt vampire woman, and the second was "Charlie X".

And you can thank Lucy, Lucille Ball, for getting Star Trek picked up. She was the one who persuaded NBC to consider the second

Lucy also rescued Mannix. The first season didn't get so well, and she retooled it.

Lucy was a smart cookie. She knew good TV.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2017 02:01 AM (8O3HH)

475 Yeah the most recent season of Sherlock was... different.

Brett is the definitive standard time frame Sherlock Holmes in my opinion.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:01 AM (ycWCI)

476 I need to call it a night.

Good luck with the chickie JROD. At least you know you can replace her easily, that's cool. I don't have that problem.

Nite all.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 21, 2017 02:01 AM (Jcg9Q)

477 OK, so I just wanted to say that quitting alcohol has had quite the
positive effect on my libido. Not that there's anything wrong with
drinking, but I feel like I've been missing out for the last 30 years.
---
since most of the women i've known over they years were interested in having sex with everyone and anyone other than me, drinking was a good substitute.

it also eliminated the sting of the "really nice guy" speech" i heard so often in my allegedly "prime years".

not to mention being a much more reliable outcome, with a smaller price tag.

and no risk of STDs outside of callouses.

and my liver is awesome.



Posted by: redc1c4 at May 21, 2017 02:02 AM (z0+yQ)

478 474 You know the funny thing, "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was the second pilot, and the one that convinced NBC to go with the series.

However, it was not the first episode of the series, but the 3rd in sequence. The first episode was "The Man Trap", the one with the salt vampire woman, and the second was "Charlie X".

And you can thank Lucy, Lucille Ball, for getting Star Trek picked up. She was the one who persuaded NBC to consider the second

Lucy also rescued Mannix. The first season didn't get so well, and she retooled it.

Lucy was a smart cookie. She knew good TV.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2017 02:01 AM (8O3HH)

The first pilot was a bit too out there (some might argue that it was more true to Roddenberry's vision- like the first couple of seasons of ST:TNG.) The captain was a much more conflicted guy than Kirk, so you had that going in the mix. I also think that McCoy was a definite improvement.

Also, the story was much more straightforward than what you had in the original pilot. Giant Pulsing head guys notwithstanding.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:04 AM (ycWCI)

479 472
471

I agree with you both. The lack of left wing messaging is one of the reasons I kept getting further and further into the "period" mysteries. Increasingly though it is showing up . As a matter of fact, it is one of the reasons I haven't watched some of those on my lists, because I suspect they might be so.

The Benchley Girls and one or two others featuring women during WWII look appealing, but I really am afraid I am going to hit with the feminist thing that I haven't watched them yet. Maybe I am wrong.

Has anyone watched Hand of God?

Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 02:04 AM (OU4q6)

480 Milady, reading webstuff in the next room:

"You know, Pegge Noonan is an idiot."

Me, replying:

"Have I told you lately how much I love you?"

Posted by: mindful webworker reaches Nirvana (not the band) at May 21, 2017 02:07 AM (VQjKe)

481 sidebar: if yer girl in Frisco is hawt on having you move in with her, she may be having a problem making rent, great j*b or not.

rent in frisco is beyond 5t00pid...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 21, 2017 02:08 AM (z0+yQ)

482 I will say this season of Fortitude is moving a bit quicker than the last. More interesting so far.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:11 AM (ycWCI)

483

The story about the rejection of "The Cage" is that NBC was promised "Wagon Train in space", but what they got was too cerebral.

Also, they didn't like "Number 1", the female second-in-command, played by Majel Barrett. She was the genesis of the later Spock role. Cool and logical. They took that further and put it in the Spock character later.

Spock was in the Cage, but he was a far different character.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2017 02:13 AM (8O3HH)

484 Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 01:53 AM (ycWCI)


Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes?


Do you know if this is available on AMZ Prime or Netflix? I did a quick look around and saw something on YT. Thanks.


Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 02:15 AM (OU4q6)

485 Do you know if this is available on AMZ Prime or Netflix? I did a quick look around and saw something on YT. Thanks.


Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 02:15 AM (OU4q6)

Nothing on amazon prime aside from the dvd set and the blu-ray. I bought the DVD set several years ago *cough*.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:18 AM (ycWCI)

486 482
I will say this season of Fortitude is moving a bit quicker than the last. More interesting so far.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:11 AM (ycWCI)
Interesting. I thought that as well. At first, I had to be sold on Dennis Quaid. After that it just seemed to move quicker. Guess they tweaked it. Also the first season for me was kind of jarring and I was a little on the fence. By the time season 2 perhaps I was more receptive.

Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 02:18 AM (OU4q6)

487 I think the biggest problem with season 1 was the jarring narrative change towards the end.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:20 AM (ycWCI)

488 This morning, Daughter came by for breakfast. She'd had a date this week with someone she ran across on some dating webthing.

He listed himself as atheist and progressive. She flat-out told him she went out with him even though. She liked him well enough, but, well, you know. You can't really compromise.

At first she was all like, dating is hard to get back into. Then later she got all seriously discouraged.

I told her, yes, just like the poor schlubs Moron guys who say they had a bad date and were going to never go out again. I told her she should look up a nunnery. Probably one with a vow of silence.

Over 30 but still only 29. Divorced, long ago. Dancer's bod. Constitutional mind. Jesusonian religion. Serious about life & marriage. Awesome. Totally someone a Moron guy would be delighted with.

Except for that Mindful Webworker father-in-law. Always check the parents before deciding whether teh crazy is worth the effort.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the prospect of future prospects at May 21, 2017 02:20 AM (VQjKe)

489 Peggy Noonan is as reliable as Steiner.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2017 02:22 AM (TRzoP)

490 Mornin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 21, 2017 02:26 AM (t8Vs+)

491 Up with little doggy, which is having a thunderstorm anxiety fit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2017 02:28 AM (ZO497)

492 I actually kind of like it when TV shows have characters speaking in a foreign language without subtitles because "Fuck you, viewer- figure it out for yourself."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:28 AM (ycWCI)

493 491 Up with little doggy, which is having a thunderstorm anxiety fit.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2017 02:28 AM (ZO497)

My dog completely ignores thunderstorms. I love them, so that is probably why.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:29 AM (ycWCI)

494 Always check the parents before deciding whether teh crazy is worth the effort.

This is excellent advice. Inlaws have wrecked more than one marriage, or sure as hell tried to.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 21, 2017 02:31 AM (t8Vs+)

495 From some earlier thread: I searched on the Hello Kitty AR-15 assault rifle and got this NSFW response which doesn't seem to have anything to do with AR-15s but thought I should link it, anyway. Some line-feed removal may be required. For the cell readers.

http://moneygunsweed.com/2011/01/
hello-kitty-ar-15/hello-kitty-assault-rifle05/

Posted by: mindful webworker and pew pew pew at May 21, 2017 02:32 AM (VQjKe)

496 My dog completely ignores thunderstorms. I love them, so that is probably why.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
---
The cat is completely indifferent, dog panics. Also, she knew it was coming long before it got here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2017 02:32 AM (ZO497)

497 gracepc at May 21, 2017
Try Midsomer Murders
excellent dialog, neat characters, a lot of episodes.
I really enjoy it.

Posted by: stonecutter at May 21, 2017 02:34 AM (Bfr22)

498 487
I think the biggest problem with season 1 was the jarring narrative change towards the end.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:20 AM (ycWCI)

Yes, perhaps that as well. I was surprised after I got into season 2 that I stuck with it. Also thanks for info on SH -- I found that version (or at least some of it I think ) on YT. It is a bit blurry but that's ok. The price is right.I am not much a collector of dvds so it's a good thing for me that so much is available streaming or otherwise on the internet. Visual quality is not such a priority for me as it is for those of you with more refined taste and viewing expectations.Off to watch a little and then to bed. Thanks for the suggestion. I do appreciate it.

Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 02:36 AM (OU4q6)

499 Thanks for the suggestion. I do appreciate it.
Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 02:36 AM (OU4q6)

No problem.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2017 02:38 AM (ycWCI)

500 Family once had a cat, Mr. Kitty, who would immediately hide under the couch whenever there was a thunderstorm. I'd tilt up the couch to make him come out but he'd circle right back as soon as I put it back down.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 21, 2017 02:40 AM (vo7Yv)

501 Blanco Basura: This is excellent advice. Inlaws have wrecked more than one marriage, or sure as hell tried to.

This is daughter's marriage example. I thought he was just kind-of beta male, but not a bad dude. Beware the actually schizophrenic - they can fool you.

He would have a big fight with Daughter, and run off to his parents. Then he would come back and lament to us all that his parents were crazy. Then he would run back to mommy. Domineering Mom won out and he ran out on Daughter.

His parents ended up fleeing town after an embezzlement scandal. Daughter's pregnancy failed. Awful in the max, but good to not be tied to those in-laws. Life is a mixed bag.

I consider myself a fairly good judge of personalities, but his split psyche had me fooled for a long time.

Girls, you also have an oblig not to let crazy dick stick you. As it were.

Posted by: mindful webworker and life at its rawest at May 21, 2017 02:40 AM (VQjKe)

502 Susan Oliver was a lovely lady. She was the blond in Star Trek: The Cage (Vina).

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 21, 2017 02:44 AM (pY+s4)

503 Jesus had some course corrections to offer to Judaism, the finest religion on earth at the time. These corrections were, by and large, rejected by the people most ready to receive them.

If there are some course corrections to offer to Christianity, the finest religion on the earth at the time, would these corrections, by and large, be rejected by the people most ready to receive them?

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - inquiring mind is a terrible thing to waste at May 21, 2017 02:53 AM (VQjKe)

504 Posted by: stonecutter at May 21, 2017 02:34 AM (Bfr22)

Thanks so much. I did the full MM series and enjoyed it very much. Actually quite a bit. And I really liked that it has so many episodes.

As I look over the thread, there were many good recommendations. Thanks everyone. I sort of speed through these things so I really appreciate it. Sort of like fiction books for me.

Posted by: gracepc at May 21, 2017 02:57 AM (OU4q6)

505 Time to go get some breakfast.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 21, 2017 03:13 AM (t8Vs+)

506 or maybe just go to ground?

/white smoke

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 21, 2017 03:39 AM (Bmm50)

507 An update from yesterday when I mentioned the terrible crash at Indy by Sebastien Bordais -


Multiple pelvis fractures and a broken hip. If you've not seen the replay of the crash, watch it at regular speed. Slow motion doesn't do it justice.

That he's still alive is truly amazing. The worst head on racing crash I've ever seen. Traveling somewhere around 230 mph when he hit the wall.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 21, 2017 04:05 AM (cLrRe)

508 Apparently, I've killed the ONT.

Nice and roomy in here. Think I'll do some manspreading.

Ah yes. Sorry ladies. It's a man thing, you wouldn't understand.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 21, 2017 04:19 AM (cLrRe)

509 As long as I'm here i might as well look around.

Oh look, it's Ace's bathroom.

I wonder what he has in the medicine cabinet.

Oh dear.

Slams the cabinet shut and runs away.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 21, 2017 04:21 AM (cLrRe)

510 Let's try this one-

Sig > Glock

It's not even close.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 21, 2017 04:28 AM (cLrRe)

511 Alright, how about this one?

Barky was the greatest President we've ever had.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 21, 2017 04:31 AM (cLrRe)

512 Pain when turning 50? I'll give you pain, and it was when I turned 40.

When I turned 40, I had to give up drinking beer -- and I love a good dark beer. For some reason, once I hit 40, one damn beer made me very uncomfortable, like I was a blimp about to explode. Quite disheartening. I now stick to non-carbonated alcoholic drinks.

Just the other week, I retested myself. About two years ago I made a shrimp boil for shrimp cocktail. Shrimp boil requires beer so I bought a 6-pack of Beck's Dark. Only used 5 beers for the boil which left one lonely bottle in my fridge since. So about two weeks ago, I decided to get rid of that bottle. I put a mug in the freezer to get it ice cold then poured the Beck's into it. The first gulp was sublime, absolutely delicious. But by the time I finished that mug of beer, I was feeling bloated and like I was about to explode. The feeling didn't go away until hours later.

Now that's pain.

Posted by: RickZ at May 21, 2017 04:33 AM (aPEpX)

513 John Wick was totally justified in all his actions.

As a matter of fact, he probably showed too much restraint.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 21, 2017 04:35 AM (cLrRe)

514 It's dead.

The thread's dead.

Dead as a hammer.

The dnr is unnecessary.

Ded. Dead.

Pokes with a stick.

Yep, it's dead.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 21, 2017 05:19 AM (cLrRe)

515 (turns on light, looks around)
GOOD MORNING HORDE,

Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2017 05:21 AM (Ot7+c)

516 Almost a crisis, down to enough coffee for two cups

Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2017 05:45 AM (Ot7+c)

517 That Mankini is going to give me nightmares.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 21, 2017 06:24 AM (ul9CR)

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My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
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