Monday Overnight Open Thread (5/22/17) Monday All Day Edition

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(Tranquil, isn't it?)

Quotes of The Day


Quote I

In the United States of America, satire is protected speech, even if the object of the satire doesn’t get it. U.S Senator Al Franken (D-MN)

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Quote II

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue! Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ)

Today's GOP should take heed.


Quote III


Faced with problems and disappointments, many people will try to escape from their responsibility: escape in selfishness, escape in sexual pleasure, escape in drugs, escape in violence, escape in indifference and cynical attitudes. But today, I propose to you the option of love, which is the opposite of escape. Pope John Paul II


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ABC's loss may be another network's gain. Last Man Standing may get new home.

Variety reports 21st Century Fox will seek a new home for the comedy series after ABC cancelled it, despite it being their second most-watched comedy, behind only “Modern Family.”
Studio 20th Century Fox Television is looking for a new home for canceled Tim Allen comedy “Last Man Standing.”

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Cigarette advertising = BAD. Face Book data mining = GOOD.

But earlier this month, The Australian uncovered something that felt like a breach in the social contract: a leaked confidential document prepared by Facebook that revealed the company had offered advertisers the opportunity to target 6.4 million younger users, some only 14 years old, during moments of psychological vulnerability, such as when they felt “worthless,” “insecure,” “stressed,” “defeated,” “anxious,” and like a “failure.”

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Things most likely to kill you.


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You can't argue about climate change. Climate change settled science! And you'll be forced to accept it.

In addition to this, a London School of Economics (LSE) study has found that 1200 laws designed to decrease the pace of climate change have been adopted in 164 countries — these include 47 implemented by the Paris Agreement. Patricia Espinosa optimistically stated at an international meeting on climate change in Bonn, Germany that now “most countries have a legal basis on which future action can be built.”


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It's never been an easy job. And it isn't getting any easier.

According to the Little Rock Police Department, active aggression against its officers is up 134 percent from 2015 to 2016.
That oftentimes forces officers to respond.
“I like working the streets,” said Officer Stephen Gorbet. “You get to see all walks of life… there’s no such thing as a routine stop.”


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Keri Smith, feminist and co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment Inc., leaves the SJW Cult.

Social justice advocates show a religious-like intolerance for those with whom they disagree, which sometimes manifests itself in unbridled bouts of emotion:
“I see increasing numbers of so-called liberals cheering censorship and defending violence as a response to speech. I see seemingly reasonable people wishing death on others and laughing at escalating suicide and addiction rates of the white working class. I see liberal think pieces written in opposition to expressing empathy or civility in interactions with those with whom we disagree. I see 63 million Trump voters written off as “nazis” who are okay to target with physical violence. I see concepts like equality and justice being used as a mask for resentful, murderous rage.”

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In a former life, a long, long time ago your humble Cob would go on dates. Some good, some bad. Never bad enough where I wanted to sue my date for the cost of it.

“It was kind of a first date from hell,” said 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar, explaining why he sued his date to recover the cost of their brief non-romance in May. The Austin American-Statesman reports today that Vezmar sued the woman last week in small-claims court in Travis County, Texas, seeking to get back the $17.31 he allegedly paid for her ticket to “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.”

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The ONT Musical Interlude

May 22, 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at London's Heathrow Airport to begin his first British tour, along with his new bride, 14 year old third cousin, Myra. Although advised not to mention it, Lewis answered all questions about his private life. The public's shock over Lewis' marriage marks the start of a controversy leading to his British tour being cancelled after just 3 of the scheduled 37 performances. via thisdayinmusic.com

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1968, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Young Girl.' The song which was about under-age sex, was the acts only UK No.1.via thisdayinmusic.com


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Did you have a good dinner tonight? Didn't have desert? You can make caramel.

First, you’ll need a half cup of the following: corn syrup, melted butter, condensed milk, white crystal sugar and brown sugar. Then, get yourself a quarter teaspoon of salt, as well. Put all of these ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

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Every job has its drawback. Some drawbacks are bigger and more tragic than others.

According to a report from South African news outlet News24, a 51-year-old professional big game hunter met his demise on Friday when he was crushed by an elephant. And hey, I’m sure the possibility of that happening is what made his game so “fun.”

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Does your birth year remind you of a movie. It should Oscar winning movies and your birth year.

Which movie you'll cling to depends on your metrics. "Biggest" could mean the blockbuster that topped the box office during the year you were born. Or maybe "biggest" has cultural value -- prestige doesn't get much bigger than winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Or maybe you're a little more thoughtful and need a recommendation. We've got you covered in all three departments. Whether you're 10 or 100 -- seriously, we're not ageist -- everyone deserves a movie they can stream on a whim and call their own. Here are yours (and your friends', and your parents', and your grandparents', and... ):

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Ransomware. Inside the digital heist. For a world wide heist it didn't take much in.

Robert Gren had 26 minutes left to decide whether to pay the ransom. It was Monday, May 15, three days after the global cyberattack now known as WannaCry had begun, and a clock on Gren’s computer screen was counting down.
Above the clock, there was a warning: “Payment will be raised on 5/15/2017 21:13:40.”

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Flying is just falling with style.

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Sometimes it's better to be lucky drunk than good. Genius Award Winners.

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Mother of the year and Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:03 PM




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1 First

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 09:54 PM (kufk0)

2 Something happen to slap.

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 09:54 PM (kufk0)

3 Or do I smell bad?

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 09:55 PM (kufk0)

4 Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 09:55 PM (kufk0)

Cuteness for the win.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 09:55 PM (ZTRlp)

5 goodnight!

Posted by: booknlass at May 22, 2017 09:56 PM (BrS/H)

6 Ichiban ja nai...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2017 09:56 PM (e9G8E)

7 top 10...whoooooop!

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, J.D. is back baby at May 22, 2017 09:56 PM (1aMQH)

8 Abortion would eclipse everything on that cause of death chart. It's killed 1/4-1/3 of all people conceived since 1973.

Posted by: Lauren at May 22, 2017 09:56 PM (UlSNO)

9 and good ONT, Mis Hum....

Posted by: booknlass at May 22, 2017 09:57 PM (BrS/H)

10 Not in the slightest 'happy.'

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2017 09:57 PM (udajc)

11 ONT up

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 09:57 PM (Rsi2C)

12 Yeah, wrong thread

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 09:58 PM (Rsi2C)

13 12th???

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 09:58 PM (EgOr3)

14 Too tranquil...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2017 09:58 PM (IqV8l)

15 L' Elle, you blocked my play! :-)

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 09:59 PM (EgOr3)

16 Thanks MisHum!

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 09:59 PM (kufk0)

17 This thread could use some husky puppies.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 22, 2017 09:59 PM (Vevy5)

18 Anybody home?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 22, 2017 09:59 PM (JyFLk)

19 The Sin of Animus

It has been previously pointed out that if one has "animus" within their soul, everything they say to do is necessarily illegitimate and effectively sinful. This has been unabashedly used to delegitimize anything and everything President Trump has done, is trying to do, may do in the future, most notably with his travel ban executive orders.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13430

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vBeA5)

20 Does your birth year remind you of a movie.

Yes, but not a talkie.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (EgOr3)

21 U.S. Senate: No Dogs or White People Allowed

Nevada's current embarrassment, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, wants to mandate "diversity" throughout the U.S. Senate.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13438

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vBeA5)

22 I'm saving that dropped food chart for my son.....

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (kufk0)

23 Lick it! Lick it!

Posted by: Areola Grande at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (IRjvn)

24 Ah, finally, another reminder that my circulatory system was poorly-designed.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (iMxBJ)

25 21 U.S. Senate: No Dogs or White People Allowed

Nevada's current embarrassment, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, wants to mandate "diversity" throughout the U.S. Senate.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13438
Posted by: The Political Hat at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vBeA5)

"No Dogs"...

Welp, that proves it.

She's a Muzzie.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 22, 2017 10:01 PM (Vevy5)

26 Mis Hum--

Did anyone figure out last nights pictograph?

I sometimes feel like you're Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory drawing out "The Higgs Boson Particle" and we're Penny, furrowing our brows and saying "Is it Star Wars?"



Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 10:01 PM (BPeNq)

27 20 Does your birth year remind you of a movie.

Yes, but not a talkie.
Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (EgOr3)

i call bull shit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 10:01 PM (ZTRlp)

28 This two-click system for discovering the ONT is not as hard to solve as the QR code one was.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2017 10:01 PM (iMxBJ)

29 Is it supposed to be reassuring that I have less of a chance of being murdered than I do of being killed by undetermined events? Because I don't feel reassured by that.

Posted by: bluebell at May 22, 2017 10:02 PM (sBOL1)

30
"No Dogs"...



Welp, that proves it.



She's a Muzzie.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 22, 2017 10:01 PM (Vevy5)

Even Zero was into dogs. I can't remember if he preferred them grilled or steamed, though.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:02 PM (EgOr3)

31 top 10ish?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2017 10:02 PM (y0RA4)

32 Wow - still reading content, just wanted to thank MisHum for another jam-packed ONT.

Kudos, my friend!!

Baby Sister Update follows.

Posted by: ibguy at May 22, 2017 10:02 PM (vUcdz)

33 "It was kind of a first date from hell," said 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar, explaining why he sued his date to recover the cost of their brief non-romance in May. The Austin American-Statesman reports today that Vezmar sued the woman last week in small-claims court in Travis County, Texas, seeking to get back the $17.31 he allegedly paid for her ticket to "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2."


Ah, Austin, for people who weren't bright enough to get into Berkeley.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 22, 2017 10:02 PM (SRKgf)

34 ONT up
Posted by: L, Elle


Really?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (udajc)

35 Information that you can use:
Some kid did a science fair project on the 30 second rule about eating food that had fallen on the floor. The results of his project showed that 30 seconds was too little time for the food to be contimated in any way. So floor food is fair game.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (Rsi2C)

36 Baby Sister Update

Joyce was admitted to the hospital today; she has blood clots in her legs and needs to be anticoagulated. Not sure how long she will be in but at least a day or two. Avastin was canceled but will likely be re-scheduled.

The clots are not atypical side-effects of the Avastin.

Please pray that she may quickly resume a path to strength and healing.

[To my fellow, beloved Hordelings, thank you all in advance for your prayers and well-wishes for my sister and our family.]

Posted by: ibguy at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (vUcdz)

37 Good heavens I'm early...

Posted by: Bookdoc at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (PzBTm)

38 SMOD represented by undetermined events?

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (9TU00)

39 I hated Gary Puckett and the UG. All their songs sucked. Stupid outfits too.
Cheating and pederasty come to mind.

Blah...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (5VlCp)

40 that'll teach me to read the content 1st.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (y0RA4)

41 nood

ont

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (9Vrfa)

42 What if Tommy Wiseau was in Star Wars? That's a question that could never have been answered...until now.

http://tinyurl.com/kwtsvjw

You're very welcome. So, how is your sex life? Ha ha ha.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (MZcWR)

43 Nevada's current embarrassment, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, wants to mandate "diversity" throughout the U.S. Senate.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13438
Posted by: The Political Hat at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vBeA5)

"No Dogs"...



Rosa deLauro hardest hit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (SRKgf)

44 Did anyone figure out last nights pictograph?
Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 10:01 PM (BPeNq)

---------

Wasn't it just Things That Can Kill You?

Posted by: bluebell at May 22, 2017 10:04 PM (sBOL1)

45 ONT up
Posted by: L, Elle

Really?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM
*****
No. Not really. I was kidding.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 10:04 PM (Rsi2C)

46 1969

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Meh. Not a Bobby Redford fan (Jeremiah Johnson was great though). Paul Newman was awesome!

Midnight Cowboy. Never seen it.

I agree with the author's blurb. The Wild Bunch was the best movie of 1969.

Looks like Nashville is going to the Stanley Cup. 3-1, Preds, 3rd period. Hopefully the Pens can clinch the East tomorrow night!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 10:05 PM (+y0MR)

47 Any fans of Norm Macdonald?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbkjl59YhXc


Hour long concert from this year.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:05 PM (qUNWi)

48 Please pray that she may quickly resume a path to strength and healing.




Posted by: ibguy at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (vUcdz)
You got it, ib. Wish it could be something more tangible but, yes, prayers. Lots of prayers tonight, for the horde and the hubbies and the murdered in Manchester.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:05 PM (EgOr3)

49 I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!

That's a great quote, and Ayn Rand had one in a similar vein:

"In any compromise between good and evil, only evil benefits."

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:06 PM (sdi6R)

50 Oh ibguy, I'm sorry Joyce is in the hospital. I hope they can quickly correct it and get her back out soon, and back on the Avastin.

Posted by: bluebell at May 22, 2017 10:06 PM (sBOL1)

51 Vezmer ain't going to be getting too many swipes on the app, if you get my drift.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2017 10:06 PM (6FqZa)

52 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (5VlCp)

I'm sure Little Green Footballs has some different music history tonight. Why don't you check it out for us and let us all know?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 10:06 PM (ZTRlp)

53 nood

ont
Posted by: Origional Jake at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (9Vrfa)
******
:-)

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 10:06 PM (Rsi2C)

54 Evening Horde - prayers for Joyce and all Morons, 'ettes and campfollowers who suffer, are lonely or without hope.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 22, 2017 10:07 PM (tr2D7)

55 You're tearing me apart, Lisa!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 22, 2017 10:07 PM (MZcWR)

56 Not so fast. The Ducks just scored.

3-2 Nashville.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 10:07 PM (+y0MR)

57 Evening, Horde. One less day.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 22, 2017 10:07 PM (0mRoj)

58 who da fuck sue's a chick for $17

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 22, 2017 10:08 PM (9Vrfa)

59 nood
ont
Posted by: Origional Jake


No. Not really. I was kidding.
Posted by: L, Elle

Almost like someones are joined at the hip dick.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2017 10:08 PM (udajc)

60 I had a pretty good birth year for movies. The Ten Commandments, Around the World in 80 Days, and The Searchers.

Posted by: davidt at May 22, 2017 10:08 PM (XoldI)

61 Ibguy,

Prayers for Joyce and your family.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:09 PM (Ri/rl)

62 I had a pretty good birth year for movies. The Ten Commandments, Around the World in 80 Days, and The Searchers.
Posted by: davidt at May




weren't those silent movies?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:09 PM (cPsPa)

63 56 Not so fast. The Ducks just scored.

3-2 Nashville.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 10:07 PM (+y0MR)


Pens would be better off facing Bernier since he's a sieve, but I'd still rather see Nashville take this series since they've never won before.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 22, 2017 10:09 PM (Vevy5)

64 Posted by: ibguy at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (vUcdz)

Prayers continue.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 22, 2017 10:10 PM (evJdV)

65 Midnight Cowboy was a car wreck. Tragic but you are compelled to look at it.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:10 PM (IDPbH)

66 Has the muslin backlash started yet?//

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 10:10 PM (kufk0)

67 The computer I'm using right now is loaded with Windows 7. I use this computer to surf because if I get a virus I can't clean, I'll throw it away with no regrets. There have been several times when a screen came on telling me to pay a ransom and all I've done is hit Control-Alt-Delete, open Program Manager, and close out Chrome. It's happened several times and I've never failed to clear it.

Posted by: Bill R. at May 22, 2017 10:10 PM (kySkm)

68 Holy crap, I just googled 1951 movies. Streetcar Named Desire, African Queen, Strangers on a Train. I always knew it was a good year and I sincerely hope those movies are holding up better than I am. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:11 PM (EgOr3)

69 Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 22, 2017 10:11 PM (D2vc1)

70 @67 That's Task Manager, not Program Manager.

Posted by: Bill R. at May 22, 2017 10:11 PM (kySkm)

71 "Ah, Austin, for people who weren't bright enough to get into Berkeley."

LMAO...living in Austin (well, actually a wee south of Austin)

so true

Posted by: Grad School Fool at May 22, 2017 10:11 PM (swEzU)

72 Has the muslin backlash started yet?
Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo



@_Drew_McCoy_ 1m

Stiff upper lip and more government surveillance? That's the upside scenario people are going to sell as the best case?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2017 10:11 PM (udajc)

73 11 ONT up
Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 09:57 PM (Rsi2C)


Aaaaaaand we have an early thread winner.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 22, 2017 10:11 PM (nvMvs)

74 Hey everybody! I finally have a night off :-)

Wanted to ask if anyone has tried the new "Twin Peaks" and what people here think of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:12 PM (eMKNe)

75 Icenay veroay igntnay hreadtay, ismay umhay!

Posted by: Uncanthraxday at May 22, 2017 10:12 PM (DMUuz)

76 Tacos and beer are not agreeing with Peaches? Are you still in el lay?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:12 PM (cPsPa)

77 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (5VlCp)

You were the first one to stop applauding. Off to the gulag with you!

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:12 PM (sdi6R)

78 Wanted to ask if anyone has tried the new "Twin Peaks" and what people here think of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:12 PM (eMKNe)

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:13 PM (EgOr3)

79 Since I mostly dated lawyers, I definitely should have tried to sue a few

Posted by: NCKate at May 22, 2017 10:13 PM (GL3xg)

80 Austin is so wannabee.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:13 PM (qUNWi)

81 Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:11 PM (EgOr3)

African Queen my second favorite Bogart movie.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:13 PM (IDPbH)

82 Wanted to ask if anyone has tried the new "Twin Peaks" and what people here think of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:12 PM (eMKNe)'




you don't get the day threads?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:14 PM (cPsPa)

83 Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:12 PM (cPsPa)

I would kill for some tacos right now.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:14 PM (EgOr3)

84 Ah, The Ten Commandments.
One of the all time beauties at the height of her looks.
And still killer in McLintock.

Posted by: teej at May 22, 2017 10:14 PM (wedOa)

85 Austin is so wannabee
-------
Hey, some of us are stuck here.....

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (kufk0)

86 Austin is so wannabee.

Posted by: eleven at May




Texas?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (cPsPa)

87 There is nothing like that sound right after the engine driving your aircraft quits running. No sir. Focuses you in an entirely new way.

Posted by: Eromero at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (zLDYs)

88 Peaches/y5: hey, I'm slow, okay?!?!?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (eMKNe)

89 I keep seeing these articles about Adam Sandler hitting it big time at Cannes.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (6Ll1u)

90 I'm walking here! Walking. Walking. Walken. Wapner. Judge Wapner. Walking.

Posted by: Rain Man Rizzo at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (bc2Lc)

91 "Hey, some of us are stuck here..."

it's not that bad outside of the polluted areas ;>

Posted by: Grad School Fool at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (swEzU)

92 y5, anybody in for the August Vegas MoMee besides you, me and Hat?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (eMKNe)

93 35 Information that you can use:
Some kid did a science fair project on the 30 second rule about eating food that had fallen on the floor. The results of his project showed that 30 seconds was too little time for the food to be contimated in any way. So floor food is fair game.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (Rsi2C)



How did he conduct his experiment? Did he swab the floor for bacteria first as well as the food? Did he confirm that there was bacteria on the floor before dropping the food? And then check the food after contact.

Also the 30 second rule doesn't mean dick when there's dog hair on every floor surface.

Posted by: buzzion at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (cAnNx)

94 "Monica Lewinsky is blaming Roger Ailes - and to a lesser extent, Matt Drudge - for exploiting her relationship with President Bill Clinton so 'mercilessly' that she considered suicide."

Let me just take a moment here and say, "Shut your dickhole, Monica!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (Nwg0u)

95 Wannabee San Fran is what I mean.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (qUNWi)

96 "It was kind of a first date from hell," said 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar, explaining why he sued his date to recover the cost of their brief non-romance in May. The Austin American-Statesman reports today that Vezmar sued the woman last week in small-claims court in Travis County, Texas, seeking to get back the $17.31 he allegedly paid for her ticket to "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2."

Ah, picked the wrong sex for his preference, I see.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (iMxBJ)

97 1955 movies; East of Eden, Battle Cry, Rebel without a Cause, The Seven Year Itch, Bad Day at Black Rock, Picnic and Lady and the Tramp.

Not too shabby.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (tr2D7)

98 Movies of my birth year.

Jaws. Ok.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Cool.

Rooster Cogburn. Nice.

The Apple Dumpling Gang. ?

Russ Meyer's Supervixens. Well, hello.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (W0ZYU)

99 y5, anybody in for the August Vegas MoMee besides you, me and Hat?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




working on the details. will have more for you soon.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (cPsPa)

100 81 Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:11 PM (EgOr3)

African Queen my second favorite Bogart movie.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:13 PM (IDPbH)

Casablanca is my favourite--the rest are tied for second.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (nBr1j)

101 Since I mostly dated lawyers, I definitely should have tried to sue a few
Posted by: NCKate at May 22, 2017 10:13 PM


Sue them for damages resulting from an Italian dinner at a University in Illinois. A tort Illini.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 22, 2017 10:17 PM (DMUuz)

102 Man catches giant goldfish.

http://tinyurl.com/l8u9tyt

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 22, 2017 10:17 PM (Nwg0u)

103 Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2017 10:08 PM
*****
Hey! I resemble that remark!
You're just not going to let this go, are you?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 10:17 PM (Rsi2C)

104 Let me just take a moment here and say, "Shut your dickhole, Monica!"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May




uh, if you are talking to lewinsky you are going to have to be more specific.



Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:18 PM (cPsPa)

105 And its tied. Maybe. the goal is under review

3-3

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 10:18 PM (+y0MR)

106 Spartacus and The Apartment 1960.

The Apartment was great. Fred McMurray sure can play a douche. Was a bigger one in this than The Caine Mutiny.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:18 PM (IDPbH)

107 Also the 30 second rule doesn't mean dick when there's dog hair on every floor surface.
Posted by: buzzion at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (cAnNx)


We consider that "protein supplement."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2017 10:19 PM (+QhzW)

108 The sued date has coughed up the $17+ to reimburse Mr. Dickweed Suesalot.

I was hoping this went to trial, so a judge could slap Suesalot with the Bull Penis Of Justice and say "buyer beware'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2017 10:19 PM (wTwJ2)

109 In the meantime, I'll make a guess as to what the Horde thinks of the new Twin Peaks:

[ ] sucks donkey balls
[ ] sucks super donkey balls
[x] sucks super donkey balls almost worse than Obama
[ ] sucks super donkey balls worse than Obama

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:19 PM (eMKNe)

110 Sue them for damages resulting from an Italian dinner at a University in Illinois. A tort Illini.
Posted by: Duncanthrax
---
Honestly - how many years have you been holding on to that one in order to use it in an appropriate thread?

Posted by: Tonypete at May 22, 2017 10:19 PM (tr2D7)

111 20 Does your birth year remind you of a movie.

Yes, but not a talkie.
Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (EgOr3)


LOL! Oh, please............

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (G9MZN)

112 Dark Passage is the best Bogie film.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (udajc)

113 Treasure of the Sierra Madre for my favorite Bogey movie. His performance was so good it overshadowed the commie subscript.

Posted by: davidt at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (XoldI)

114 There is nothing like that sound right after the engine driving your aircraft quits running. No sir. Focuses you in an entirely new way.
Posted by: Eromero at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (zLDYs)

=====

in 25 years I have brought in two on Dead stick. To say it will focus your attention is an understatement. Those are times that having a spare pair of shorts with you is a good thing.

Posted by: GOULD at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (1nOGM)

115 Movies of my birth year:

Bridge on the River Kwai, Kramer Vs Kramer, Poseidon Adventure.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (qUNWi)

116 So where the heck is the ONT? I'm having trouble finding it.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (nvMvs)

117 y5, good to hear. Sounds like it's really going to happen this time. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (eMKNe)

118 Information that you can use:
Some kid did a science fair project on the 30 second rule about eating food that had fallen on the floor. The results of his project showed that 30 seconds was too little time for the food to be contimated in any way. So floor food is fair game.

Posted by: L, Elle at May





30 second rule? WHAT THE HELL? Who is talking thirty seconds? What do you live in a refugee camp in yemen? It is the 5 second rule and even then there are guidelines.

what if you drop it on a pile of ebola refuse?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (cPsPa)

119 82 Wanted to ask if anyone has tried the new "Twin Peaks" and what people here think of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:12 PM (eMKNe)'




you don't get the day threads?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:14 PM (cPsPa)


Fucking Cardboard Subscriptions

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (ZTRlp)

120 How did he conduct his experiment? Did he swab the floor for bacteria first as well as the food? Did he confirm that there was bacteria on the floor before dropping the food? And then check the food after contact.

Also the 30 second rule doesn't mean dick when there's dog hair on every floor surface.
Posted by: buzzion at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (cAnNx)

Yes.
I wasn't expecting questions.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 10:21 PM (Rsi2C)

121
88 Peaches/y5: hey, I'm slow, okay?!?!?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (eMKNe)

I knew you'd like that thread. I'm sorry you missed it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:21 PM (Ri/rl)

122 Ibguy, continued prayers for Joyce.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 22, 2017 10:21 PM (nvMvs)

123 That feel good story made me cry..what a mom. My daughter does not have CP but I've been told that she would probably not be on track for college or any employment and I fully intend to prove them wrong.

Posted by: IC at May 22, 2017 10:21 PM (1ihgj)

124 And don't forget Tonypete, in '55' They Were Making Thunderbirds.

Same year I came rolling off the assembly line.

Posted by: teej at May 22, 2017 10:21 PM (wedOa)

125 I was hoping this went to trial, so a judge could slap Suesalot with the Bull Longhorn Penis Of Justice and say "buyer beware'.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2017 10:19 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 22, 2017 10:21 PM (DMUuz)

126 Peaches/y5: hey, I'm slow, okay?!?!?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (eMKNe)
Glad I didn't say "well played," which was my first instinct. xoxo, no disrespect intended!

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:21 PM (EgOr3)

127 Wanted to ask if anyone has tried the new "Twin Peaks" and what people here think of it.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Scroll down on the main page, cabron.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2017 10:22 PM (udajc)

128 Instapundit has a link up mentioning that both the Czech Republic and Romania have signed an agreement with Germany in which one brigade from each nation's military will be integrated into the German 10th Armored Division.

Or 10th Panzer Division, if you prefer.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 10:22 PM (deapv)

129 Just want to say I like that style of chart for comparison purposes.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:22 PM (IDPbH)

130 eleven, not a bad idea.
Movies of my birth year:

- A Man For All Seasons
- Georgy Girl
- The Good The Bad and the Ugly

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:23 PM (eMKNe)

131 y5, good to hear. Sounds like it's really going to happen this time. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




oh it is going to happen even if it i just me live streaming my evening working through a porterhouse, a strip club, some time in the champagne room, the drunk tank, and back to the hotel.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:23 PM (cPsPa)

132 Fudgepacker Shep should stop blathering about shrapnel.

Posted by: Richard Cranium at May 22, 2017 10:23 PM (ZBO0C)

133 Wanted to ask if anyone has tried the new "Twin Peaks" and what people here think of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:12 PM (eMKNe)

You're a couple threads behind, dude.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 22, 2017 10:23 PM (D2vc1)

134 Or 10th Panzer Division, if you prefer.
Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 10:22 PM (deapv)

Something seems familiar here...

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 22, 2017 10:23 PM (W0ZYU)

135 Yes.
I wasn't expecting questions.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 10:21 PM (Rsi2C)



That's your fault. You should know better than that.

Posted by: buzzion at May 22, 2017 10:23 PM (cAnNx)

136 94 "Monica Lewinsky is blaming Roger Ailes - and to a lesser extent, Matt Drudge - for exploiting her relationship with President Bill Clinton so 'mercilessly' that she considered suicide."

Let me just take a moment here and say, "Shut your dickhole, Monica!"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 22, 2017 10:16 PM (Nwg0u)

Loser.

She couldn't even do that right. Let alone take care of the Big Gulp.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 10:23 PM (ZTRlp)

137 IBGuy, I'll pray for your sister and your family.

Before I go to sleep, I wanted to thank any of you that prayed for my daughters and me to be able to overcome our political differences because Saturday night, i attended a graduation party for my niece, and my youngest, the most ardent anti-trumpster, ran up to me and hugged me when she saw me.

and the oldest, who was with her and equally anti-, was similarly warm and loving.

Your prayers and our Father in Heaven, worked a miracle.

Thanks again.

Posted by: booknlass at May 22, 2017 10:24 PM (BrS/H)

138 MisHum, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:24 PM (eMKNe)

139 My opinion of Twin Peaks?


You ask?.....











Didn't see it.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:24 PM (qUNWi)

140 Information that you can use:
Some kid did a science fair project on the 30 second rule about eating food that had fallen on the floor. The results of his project showed that 30 seconds was too little time for the food to be contimated in any way. So floor food is fair game.

Posted by: L, Elle at May




also, the mythbusters did this too and they say the kid at your science fair, the referenced him by name, is a retard and wrong.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:25 PM (cPsPa)

141 weft-cut, thanks :-)

Peaches, no problem :-)

Country Boy, figured :-)

CaliGirl, I always miss the best stuff :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:25 PM (eMKNe)

142 Ibguy - prayers continue for your sister Joyce and all who love her. Hope she is out of the hospital and back to enjoying good quality of life very soon.
And prayers to all affected by the bombing in Manchester. How horrid to target young people!

Posted by: just wondering at May 22, 2017 10:25 PM (WBYpW)

143 Movie that came out in 1958, Vertigo, Jimmy Stewart and that Kim Novak chick who what has the big breastess.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 10:25 PM (6Ll1u)

144 30 second rule? WHAT THE HELL? Who is talking thirty seconds? What do you live in a refugee camp in yemen? It is the 5 second rule and even then there are guidelines.

what if you drop it on a pile of ebola refuse?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (cPsPa)
******
Tough crowd tonight.
I'm sure the kid factored in the high probability of Ebola refuse being on the floor with his calculations

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 10:25 PM (Rsi2C)

145 Silent Move came out in 1976

Posted by: Kindletot at May 22, 2017 10:26 PM (mkDpn)

146 >>"Monica Lewinsky is blaming Roger Ailes - and to a lesser extent, Matt
Drudge - for exploiting her relationship with President Bill Clinton so
'mercilessly' that she considered suicide."



Amazing how 20 years later and she *still* thinks it's someone else's fault.

Maybe you could blame your own willingness to hit on a married POTUS, and oh yeah, his willingness to use and then discard you. Without Linda Tripp's advice on keeping the blue dress she'd have been successfully branded a cray-cray stalker who lusted after Stephanopolous.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2017 10:26 PM (NOIQH)

147 You can sue for bad dates!? WooHoo!

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 10:26 PM (+lVUW)

148 That's your fault. You should know better than that.
Posted by: buzzion at May




yeah, you shook sinatra's hand, and you hang out here, you should have known better.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:26 PM (cPsPa)

149 Wow.

In the past half hour, Hannity has said "Islam is about Convert or Die" SEVERAL times.

Is he allowed to say that?



Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 10:27 PM (BPeNq)

150 I remember Austin back in the late 70's...great place. Today...not so much.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2017 10:27 PM (sOn7N)

151 Never watched Twin Peaks. It always seemed like one of those IT shows like Northern Exposure or Cop Rock.

Was it actually any good?

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 22, 2017 10:27 PM (W0ZYU)

152 Is there a statute of limitations on the bad date lawsuits, because it's been awhile since that douche who wouldn't let me have the last slice of pizza.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 10:27 PM (+lVUW)

153 Tinfoilbaby: I LOVE Vertigo. FANTASTIC flick.

Great stuff about how women mess with men's heads. (And yes, men let them too.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:27 PM (eMKNe)

154 I saw Prometheus finally this week.


Eh.

I get the feeling Ridley Scott handed the editor 4 hours of movie and the editor had two make a two hour movie so he did. Definitely something missing.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:27 PM (qUNWi)

155 I can't spell my own nick.

I'm lame.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2017 10:28 PM (mkDpn)

156 1970,

Dunwich Horror
Two Mules for Sister Sara, Rio Lobo and Chisum
Kelly's Heroes, Patton, MASH, Tora Tora Tora, Catch22

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2017 10:28 PM (9TU00)

157
Movies of my birth year:



Bridge on the River Kwai, Kramer Vs Kramer, Poseidon Adventure.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:20 PM (qUNWi)

You were born in 1957, 1972 and 1979?

Posted by: WTF do I know at May 22, 2017 10:28 PM (2DT4P)

158 Shouldn't everyone be saying that they had one good movie and one bad movie in the year of their birth?

Saving Private Ryan and Shakespeare in Love

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:28 PM (IDPbH)

159 Sue them for damages resulting from an Italian dinner at a University in Illinois. A tort Illini.
Posted by: Duncanthrax

Mrs. Mis. Hum chortled at that one

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 10:28 PM (ZTRlp)

Posted by: WTF do I know at May 22, 2017 10:29 PM (2DT4P)

161 @134 Or 10th Panzer Division, if you prefer.
Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 10:22 PM (deapv)

Something seems familiar here...

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 22, 2017 10:23 PM (W0ZYU)

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

It should probably be noted that the original apparently had some notable officers who later (after the division was destroyed and not rebuilt) joined the July 20 plot to kill Hitler.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 10:29 PM (deapv)

162 I remember Austin back in the late 70's...great place. Today...not so much.


Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2017 10:27 PM (sOn7N)

Hello Deadlifts Minister!!!

Posted by: Country Boy at May 22, 2017 10:29 PM (D2vc1)

163 35 Information that you can use:
Some kid did a science fair project on the 30 second rule about eating food that had fallen on the floor. The results of his project showed that 30 seconds was too little time for the food to be contimated in any way. So floor food is fair game.
Posted by: L, Elle


Did he allow for the fact that some people have poorly house broken pets?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

164 Shrapnel was a person, since this is a smart military blog and all

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 22, 2017 10:29 PM (9Vrfa)

165 155
I can't spell my own nick.

I'm lame.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2017 10:28 PM (mkDpn)
It's the ONT. It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:29 PM (EgOr3)

166
Great stuff about how women mess with men's heads. (And yes, men let them too.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:27 PM (eMKNe)

Of course we do because boobs. And their hair smells nice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 22, 2017 10:29 PM (W0ZYU)

167 Was it actually any good?
--

Twin Peaks was really out there.

I loved it, but then again, I tend to like things that are sort of surreal/bizarre.

Northern Exposure was quirky but mainstream.

Twin Peaks was kind of weird Blue Velvet for tv.

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (BPeNq)

168 1959... Ben Hur, and Ben Hur.... go figure... LOL

Posted by: Don Q. at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (NgKpN)

169 As far as food dropping on the floor I've just given up trying to save it.

Fuck it, it's gone.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (qUNWi)

170 not sure which is more important, the movie of the year you were born in or the movie of the year your parents conceived you. what was going on when your parents decided it was a good time to take a chance on having you?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (cPsPa)

171 106 Spartacus and The Apartment 1960.

The Apartment was great. Fred McMurray sure can play a douche. Was a bigger one in this than The Caine Mutiny.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:18 PM (IDPbH)


I'm 1960 as well. I was surprised the first time I saw Fred McMurray play a bad guy. He does it so well.

I've read that in real life he was even more squeaky clean than his character was in My Three Sons. He was an expert shooter as well

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (nvMvs)

172 I don't think I've ever seen "South Pacific" or "Gigi".

I may have seen "Vertigo". Is that the one where they were climbing Mount Rushmore?

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (sdi6R)

173 4-3 Nashville

Hell of a game

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (+y0MR)

174 Movie night in the barrel.

Posted by: davidt at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (XoldI)

175 Instapundit has a link up mentioning that both the Czech Republic and Romania have signed an agreement with Germany in which one brigade from each nation's military will be integrated into the German 10th Armored Division.

Or 10th Panzer Division, if you prefer.
Posted by: junior

News from 1943?

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (9TU00)

176 @154 I get the feeling Ridley Scott handed the editor 4 hours of movie and the editor had two make a two hour movie so he did. Definitely something missing.
-------------------

Haven't seen it, but...

There's an "Alien: Engineers" script floating around on the internet that you can probably find with a bit of searching. Rumor is that it's what the script was originally supposed to be before it mutated into "Prometheus".

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 10:31 PM (deapv)

177 128 & 134. Heh....sounds like somebody's getting the band back together.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 10:32 PM (2qdBt)

178 News from 1943?

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (9TU00)
CNN will lead with it tomorrow.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:32 PM (EgOr3)

179 I can't spell my own nick.
I'm lame.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2017 10:28 PM
*****
Don't feel bad. You're not the only one:

------> Posted by: Origional Jake at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM

Posted by: L, Elle at May 22, 2017 10:32 PM (Rsi2C)

180 162
I remember Austin back in the late 70's...great place. Today...not so much.





Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2017 10:27 PM (sOn7N)



Hello Deadlifts Minister!!!

Posted by: Country Boy at May 22, 2017 10:29 PM (D2vc1)

Country Boy!
What's shakin', Dude?!

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2017 10:32 PM (sOn7N)

181 Honestly - how many years have you been holding on to that one in order to use it in an appropriate thread?
Posted by: Tonypete at May 22, 2017 10:19 PM


Thank you ... thank you ... try the meatballs. Be sure to tip your Cob.

But not in the way that Leperous Penis did in the earlier thread today.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 22, 2017 10:32 PM (DMUuz)

182 Wow.

Nashville back up, Colton Scissons Hat Trick.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 22, 2017 10:32 PM (Vevy5)

183 171
I was surprised the first time I saw Fred McMurray play a bad guy. He does it so well.

I've read that in real life he was even more squeaky clean than his character was in My Three Sons. He was an expert shooter as well
Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (nvMvs)


Yeah, I remember him in "My Three Sons", and he also played Eddie Rickenbacker in a WWII movie. I only learned recently that he also played villains.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:32 PM (sdi6R)

184 Armond White wrote a review at NR saying the new Alien is basically an atheist tract.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:32 PM (eMKNe)

185 I don't think I've ever seen "South Pacific" or "Gigi".
--

Both are chick movies. I don't know if I've seen all of South Pacific, but I've seen Gigi several times. It's charming, once you get past the part that this teenage girl is being groomed to be a high society mistress.

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 10:33 PM (BPeNq)

186 so, have never watched prometheus straight through. why do they want to take the earth out after the humans find them?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:33 PM (cPsPa)

187 167. I've got good news! That gum you like is going to come back in style.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 10:33 PM (2qdBt)

188 You were born in 1957, 1972 and 1979?
Posted by: WTF do I know



It's complicated.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (qUNWi)

189 Hey six,
You drink that bottle of tequila yet?

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (kufk0)

190 175 Instapundit has a link up mentioning that both the Czech Republic and Romania have signed an agreement with Germany in which one brigade from each nation's military will be integrated into the German 10th Armored Division.

Or 10th Panzer Division, if you prefer.
Posted by: junior

News from 1943?
Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (9TU00)

Which will then be GERMANY's token permanent unit in the new combined EU Military force....

Posted by: Don Q. at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (NgKpN)

191 Is it supposed to be reassuring that I have less of a chance of being murdered than I do of being killed by undetermined events?

-
"Undetermined events" = over enthusiastic alien anal probe

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (Nwg0u)

192 why do they want to take the earth out after the humans find them?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:33 PM (cPsPa)
Allah wishes it.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (EgOr3)

193 172 I don't think I've ever seen "South Pacific" or "Gigi".

I may have seen "Vertigo". Is that the one where they were climbing Mount Rushmore?
Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (sdi6R)

That's the one. Cary Grant is in it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (Ri/rl)

194 183. Yep.

'That's a honey of an anklet you're wearing. '

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (2qdBt)

195 169 As far as food dropping on the floor I've just given up trying to save it.

Fuck it, it's gone.
Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (qUNWi

3 dogs, hell, it never hits the ground, it's caught in mid air

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (ZTRlp)

196 Allah wishes it.
Posted by: Peaches at May




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:35 PM (cPsPa)

197 186
so, have never watched prometheus straight through. why do they want to take the earth out after the humans find them?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:33 PM (cPsPa)

They never go into that -- lots of holes in the plot. Aggravating, to say the least. The movie had so much untapped potential, but they screwed the pooch with the final product.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2017 10:35 PM (sOn7N)

198 188 You were born in 1957, 1972 and 1979?
Posted by: WTF do I know


It's complicated.
Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (qUNWi)

I identify as being born in 1988.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:35 PM (Ri/rl)

199 170 not sure which is more important, the movie of the year you were born in or the movie of the year your parents conceived you. what was going on when your parents decided it was a good time to take a chance on having you?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (cPsPa)


*looks at movie list*

I have no idea how "Bridge on the River Kwai" would make a couple decide to conceive. I'm not sure I want to know.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:35 PM (sdi6R)

200 I'm sure Russia will find x the historic parallels amusing.

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2017 10:35 PM (9TU00)

201 I may have seen "Vertigo". Is that the one where they were climbing Mount Rushmore?

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (sdi6R)



That's the one. Cary Grant is in it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (Ri/rl)
I thought that was North by Northwest. I could be wrong, not a movie person, although I've seen all those.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:36 PM (EgOr3)

202 Fred MacMurray was interesting.

He was *so* in love with golf that when he started doing My Three Sons, he insisted the producers shoot all of his scenes in two several-week periods, I think one in early summer and one in late fall, and he would literally spend the rest of the year visiting courses everywhere.

The rest of the cast didn't have a problem with it... except for William Frawley, who was still royally pissed that Vivian Vance torpedoed Desilu's Fred-and-Ethel spinoff because they didn't like each other. He said the out-of-order tapings always left him horribly confused about whatever was going on in each episode.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:36 PM (eMKNe)

203 Hat Trick for Sissons! Preds up 4-3 with 2:38 to go.

Posted by: Country Singer at May 22, 2017 10:36 PM (yzxic)

204 the new Alien is basically an atheist tract

For an Alien fan, the progress of the series is proof God hates us.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2017 10:36 PM (6FqZa)

205 uh oh - grand kidlings testing the springs on their mattressi.

It's only fun until someone gets hurt.

Off to do battle with a 3yr old.

See ya!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 22, 2017 10:37 PM (tr2D7)

206 189
Hey six,

You drink that bottle of tequila yet?

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (kufk0)

Ha! That bottle has been gone for MONTHS!
(Along with a few others!)

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2017 10:37 PM (sOn7N)

207 193
172 I don't think I've ever seen "South Pacific" or "Gigi".



I may have seen "Vertigo". Is that the one where they were climbing Mount Rushmore?

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:30 PM (sdi6R)



That's the one. Cary Grant is in it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:34 PM (Ri/rl)

I think Mt Rushmore was North By Northwest, Vertigo was Jimmy Stewart as the cop with the fear of heights.

Posted by: davidt at May 22, 2017 10:37 PM (XoldI)

208
I have no idea how "Bridge on the River Kwai" would make a couple decide to conceive. I'm not sure I want to know.
Posted by: rickl

You could whistle while you "worked"

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2017 10:37 PM (9TU00)

209 Evening everyone.

Mom's been visiting all weekend. Today we went to the Reagan Presidential Library. It was pretty cool.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 22, 2017 10:37 PM (Tnhbr)

210 3 dogs, hell, it never hits the ground, it's caught in mid air
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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If I dropped a rock on the floor in the kitchen, our dog would gobble it up. I don't think she ever chews food.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2017 10:37 PM (ZO497)

211 I identify as being born in 1988.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:35 PM (Ri/rl)

So...29ish then, CaliGirl!

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2017 10:38 PM (sOn7N)

212 208.
'Be happy in your work.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 10:38 PM (2qdBt)

213 I have no idea how "Bridge on the River Kwai" would make a couple decide to conceive. I'm not sure I want to know.
Posted by: rickl

........

dude, dudes are horney

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 22, 2017 10:38 PM (9Vrfa)

214 I thought that was North by Northwest. I could be wrong, not a movie person, although I've seen all those.
Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:36 PM (EgOr3)

You're right, I'm wrong. Vertigo is the one with Kim Novak.

I mixed them up, oh well I tried.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:38 PM (Ri/rl)

215 @197
They never go into that -- lots of holes in the plot. Aggravating, to say the least. The movie had so much untapped potential, but they screwed the pooch with the final product.
------------------

Saw a headline somewhere the other day mentioning that the new movie (which I have no interest in seeing) retcons out the existence of the xenomorph queen. If so, I get the impression that Scott has decided he's going to "reclaim" the franchise from those who came later. That's not necessarily a problem with the third and fourth movies (or the AvP movies).

But people probably aren't going to be too happy if he's decided to try and get rid of the second movie.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 10:38 PM (deapv)

216 Mom's been visiting all weekend. Today we went to the Reagan Presidential Library. It was pretty cool.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 22, 2017 10:37 PM (Tnhbr)






















I don't think you're in Colorado anymore, Alex. ????? And, yes, Reagan Library is awesome.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:38 PM (EgOr3)

217 They never go into that -- lots of holes in the plot. Aggravating, to say the least. The movie had so much untapped potential, but they screwed the pooch with the final product.
Posted by: Sixkiller at May




Thanks



so prometheus is set in 2093 and Alien is 2122. Is Alien Covenant between those two?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:38 PM (cPsPa)

218 If the germans ever get their armored mojo back it could be scary . Fuckin' Leopord 11 is pretty badass from what I understand . Assuming the armored force ain't 40% muslim . I doubt those boys can keep a modern tank running for long .

Posted by: awkward davies at May 22, 2017 10:39 PM (JsMw3)

219 so, have never watched prometheus straight through. why do they want to take the earth out after the humans find them?
Posted by: yankeefifth



Cutting room floor. Along with the 23 other unanswered questions from the movie.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:39 PM (qUNWi)

220 Ducks go empty net and Preds capitalize! 5-3 with 2:22 remaining.

Posted by: Country Singer at May 22, 2017 10:39 PM (yzxic)

221 Interesting thing about Hitchcock, the tones of "Vertigo" (195 and "North By Northwest" could NOT be more different. OMG. One is a pure popcorn flick, the other... not.

It's as if Steven Spielberg made "Jaws" and "Schinder's List" back-to-back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:39 PM (eMKNe)

222 210 3 dogs, hell, it never hits the ground, it's caught in mid air
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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If I dropped a rock on the floor in the kitchen, our dog would gobble it up. I don't think she ever chews food.
----------
Hell, if my daughter holds her food carelessly my dog will steal it. She's figured out who's chair to sit under. I had to wrestle half a slice of pizza from her tonight......

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 10:40 PM (kufk0)

223 Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:38 PM (EgOr3)
Don't taze me, that was NOT my fault.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:40 PM (EgOr3)

224 So...29ish then, CaliGirl!
Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2017 10:38 PM (sOn7N)

Yup, birth year is a social construct.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:40 PM (Ri/rl)

225
Maybe you could blame your own willingness to hit on a married POTUS, and oh yeah, his willingness to use and then discard you.


What is it about Dems and their propensity to deposit bodily emissions somewhere in the White House? Bill's spooge on Monica's dress and Comey's snot on Mooch's wardrobe the WH drapes. Pathological, it is.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 10:40 PM (pNxlR)

226 I was surprised the first time I saw Fred McMurray play a bad guy. He does it so well.

-
He murdered his girlfriend's husband in Double Indemnity.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 22, 2017 10:40 PM (Nwg0u)

227 An Empty Netter! Nashville is going to the Stanley Cup.

Hopefully Pens follow suit and end Ottawa tomorrow. The Sens are a dangerous team so I'm not ruling them out yet.

LETS GO PENS!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 10:41 PM (+y0MR)

228 Go Preds!

Hello all!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2017 10:41 PM (mMeIQ)

229 Can't help but think "The Exorcist," in 1973, was a great date flick for some horny guys.

I can imagine the horizontal couples in the back seat of their Mustangs afterwards: "The power of Christ compels you!! The power of Christ compels you!!!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:41 PM (eMKNe)

230 Ducks stay with the empty net and pay. Preds up 6-3 with 1:34 remaining.

Posted by: Country Singer at May 22, 2017 10:41 PM (yzxic)

231 Cutting room floor. Along with the 23 other unanswered questions from the movie.
Posted by: eleven at May




well good, then I am not quite as stupid as I thought.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:41 PM (cPsPa)

232 Anyone putting money on the Spurs going to the championships?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (6FqZa)

233
I have no idea how "Bridge on the River Kwai" would make a couple decide to conceive. I'm not sure I want to know.
Posted by: rickl


The camp commander had a pin up calendar.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (IqV8l)

234
Leading cause of death planet wide is life.

Everyone gets a turn and nobody has won yet.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (S/hVx)

235 218 If the germans ever get their armored mojo back it could be scary . Fuckin' Leopord 11 is pretty badass from what I understand . Assuming the armored force ain't 40% muslim . I doubt those boys can keep a modern tank running for long .
Posted by: awkward davies at May 22, 2017 10:39 PM (JsMw3)

Don't the Germans build the gun for our M1A s?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (IDPbH)

236 I was born in 1988? I was on my second year of being 29 by then.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (6Ll1u)

237 "Yo mamma."

Posted by: Captain Howdy at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (XoldI)

238 226. Yep. He was damned good in that. Had the tough-guy banter down pretty well, too.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (2qdBt)

239 Sisters cat is demanding attention. (Sister is down in Florida). Her cat just walked up to the chair, gave a long pathetic whine and started pounding on the chair. Yes, I'm spoiling her.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (+y0MR)

240 Caligirl, you were born in 1988?

So you're what I call a "spring chicken," then. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

241 Country Boy!
What's shakin', Dude?!


Posted by: Sixkiller at May 22, 2017 10:32 PM (sOn7N)

Not much man!! Nice to see you around.

Pretty much same ol'. Hope all's well down there.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 22, 2017 10:43 PM (D2vc1)

242 233
Those Burmese porters were rather easy on the eyes, weren't they?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 10:44 PM (2qdBt)

243 Hitchcock released Psycho in 1960 also.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:44 PM (IDPbH)

244 David Lean was an *incredible* director. Supposedly even Stanley Kubrick was in awe of him.

But I've read he was so demanding, it was a given that after he completed every one of his movies, he had made a whole new bumper crop of enemies.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:44 PM (eMKNe)

245 185 Both are chick movies. I don't know if I've seen all of South Pacific, but I've seen Gigi several times. It's charming, once you get past the part that this teenage girl is being groomed to be a high society mistress.
Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 10:33 PM (BPeNq)


Hey, thanks! I didn't get a lot of credit for that one. Always resented it.

Posted by: Ben Affleck at May 22, 2017 10:44 PM (iMxBJ)

246 Evenin' Horde. 1971 had nothing to be ashamed of in cinema. Willy Wonka (original), Dirty Harry, Fiddler on the Roof, French Connection...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 22, 2017 10:44 PM (66CWr)

247 There were a number of very dark movies made in 1969. "Midnight Cowboy", "They Shoot Horses, Don't They", and "Easy Rider" come to mind. There were a couple of others I can't think of at the moment.

If TheJamesMadison is here, perhaps a 1969 movie thread might be interesting.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:44 PM (sdi6R)

248 244 But I've read he was so demanding, it was a given that after he completed every one of his movies, he had made a whole new bumper crop of enemies.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:44 PM (eMKNe)


That never happens.

Posted by: Zombie Orson Welles at May 22, 2017 10:45 PM (iMxBJ)

249 209 Evening everyone.

Mom's been visiting all weekend. Today we went to the Reagan Presidential Library. It was pretty cool.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 22, 2017 10:37 PM (Tnhbr)

How nice, I like that library. Paying our respect.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:45 PM (Ri/rl)

250 Preds win! Yay Smashville!

Posted by: Country Singer at May 22, 2017 10:45 PM (yzxic)

251 Peaches.......Alex is in exile......in Commiefornia

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2017 10:45 PM (mMeIQ)

252 Preds win.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 22, 2017 10:45 PM (Vevy5)

253 Hitch was unstoppable from 1954 to 1963, "Rear Window" to "The Birds."

Although it's quite interesting to read how he got along-- or didn't, actually-- with Tippi Hedren. He was insanely infatuated with her, and demanding, to the point that TH literally hated his guts.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:45 PM (eMKNe)

254 I identify as being born in 1988.
Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:35 PM (Ri/rl)

Cis-yeared.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 10:45 PM (ZTRlp)

255 240 Caligirl, you were born in 1988?

So you're what I call a "spring chicken," then. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

Do the math. We're all 29.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:46 PM (IDPbH)

256 Fuckin' Leopord 11 is pretty badass
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Leopard II

Posted by: Mike Hammer, waxing pedantic at May 22, 2017 10:46 PM (ZO497)

257 But I've read he was so demanding, it was a given that after he completed every one of his movies, he had made a whole new bumper crop of enemies.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




have always believed you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:46 PM (cPsPa)

258 Usually tankers around maybe they'll put us some knowledge on the Abrams tube or the german armor .

Posted by: awkward davies at May 22, 2017 10:46 PM (JsMw3)

259 204 the new Alien is basically an atheist tract

For an Alien fan, the progress of the series is proof God hates us.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2017 10:36 PM (6FqZa)

I would've thought war, famine, bubonic plague, cholera, tuberculosis, depression, Alzheimer's, ALS, cancer, and Gigli were proof enough.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 22, 2017 10:47 PM (0mRoj)

260 236 I was born in 1988? I was on my second year of being 29 by then.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (6Ll1u)

I was told there would be no math.

Was I wrong?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:47 PM (Ri/rl)

261 Jack Sock, I'm turning 17 for the third time in August.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:47 PM (eMKNe)

262 rheinmetall makes the 120mm gun, think the older model too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:48 PM (cPsPa)

263 221 Interesting thing about Hitchcock, the tones of "Vertigo" (195 and "North By Northwest" could NOT be more different. OMG. One is a pure popcorn flick, the other... not.

It's as if Steven Spielberg made "Jaws" and "Schinder's List" back-to-back.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:39 PM (eMKNe)


Interesting. So are you thinking that North by Northwest is the popcorn flick? I guess I can see that. On the other hand, Cary Grant goes from being a shallow advertising executive to risking his life for his country.

I like Vertigo but I really like North by Northwest. There's just no such thing as a bad Cary Grant movie.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 22, 2017 10:48 PM (nvMvs)

264 Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 22, 2017 10:40 PM (kufk0)

Snickers here. I remember 1st spawn of Mis Hum in high chair with cheerios and a setter and a brit spaniel getting their daily dose of cereal.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 10:48 PM (ZTRlp)

265 234
Leading cause of death planet wide is life.

Everyone gets a turn and nobody has won yet.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (S/hVx)

Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 22, 2017 10:48 PM (0mRoj)

266 260 236 I was born in 1988? I was on my second year of being 29 by then.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 10:42 PM (6Ll1u)

I was told there would be no math.

Was I wrong?
Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:47 PM (Ri/rl)

I just turned 29, on my second Lap!

Posted by: Don Q. at May 22, 2017 10:49 PM (NgKpN)

267
186 so, have never watched prometheus straight through. why do they want to take the earth out after the humans find them?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:33 PM (cPsPa)


Because the engineers are a race of hateful fooks with daddy issues.

They don't want to be daddies... of anything.

Think of them as the galactic wing of Planned Parenthood, fully weaponized for abortions after the third trimester.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 10:49 PM (pNxlR)

268 240 Caligirl, you were born in 1988?

So you're what I call a "spring chicken," then. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

I'm joking. I think you and I are about the same age. 49 1/2 ish?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:49 PM (Ri/rl)

269 Hey all, I'm off to bed.

May check in later. I'm ecstatic we found the sewer line for our new building. After paying an architect, an engineering company they build us as a new building and don't have a clue as to where the sewer connection is.

And we paid the city over $800 to connect, but they can't tell us where. Cokesuckers.

I'm ready to sue someone's ass. Let's hope we get it connected, its a long way and may not have enough drop to work. GRRRR.

Posted by: Farmer at May 22, 2017 10:49 PM (o/90i)

270 Let no one say that the HQ only pulls people down culturally.

Inspired by our resident highbrow movie philosopher, I spent $22 on the Criterion Blu Ray of Chimes at Midnight, heedless of my previous failed attempts to "get" Shakespeare. I am out to acquire some culture, dammit!

Now I just have to make myself watch the darned thing. I admit that part of my argument for buying it was "these Criterion things become unavailable, and if I never open it, it will probably be worth $50 in a few years."

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2017 10:50 PM (iMxBJ)

271 Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:50 PM (cPsPa)

272 Didn't the Guardians of the Galaxy director troll mrvkawsuit on twitter? One of you tweeter wizards need to look itvup.

Kate Middleton plays the 5 second rule: http://preview.tinyurl.com/n2extfc

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 22, 2017 10:50 PM (hscyr)

273 Michael, fair points. It's not that there's nothing heavy in NXNW, it's that the overall outlook on life, the universe and everything is so much brighter, than in Vertigo.

Vertigo basically says, people go through life making all the same stupid mistakes over and over and over again and are pretty much doomed to that forever. NXNW says the usual Hollywood thing, that we all can overcome (which I admit I also would prefer to believe).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:50 PM (eMKNe)

274 247 There were a number of very dark movies made in 1969. "Midnight Cowboy", "They Shoot Horses, Don't They", and "Easy Rider" come to mind. There were a couple of others I can't think of at the moment.

If TheJamesMadison is here, perhaps a 1969 movie thread might be interesting.
Posted by: rickl



I wouldn't include Easy Rider as a dark movie. It had a happy ending!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 10:50 PM (+y0MR)

275 I would've thought war, famine, bubonic plague, cholera, tuberculosis, depression, Alzheimer's, ALS, cancer, and Gigli were proof enough.


Hah...I up-twinkled that.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 10:51 PM (qUNWi)

276 @235 Don't the Germans build the gun for our M1A s?
-------------------

They designed it. All of the guns in our tanks use a license-built version manufactured here in the US.

The British use it as well, and I suspect that most of the other NATO MBTs do too.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 10:52 PM (deapv)

277 CaliGirl, about that much, yes. :-)

Splunge, ooo! Can't ever go wrong with a Criterion disc. There's a lot of 'em I want right now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:52 PM (eMKNe)

278 218 If the germans ever get their armored mojo back it could be scary . Fuckin' Leopord 11 is pretty badass from what I understand . Assuming the armored force ain't 40% muslim . I doubt those boys can keep a modern tank running for long .
Posted by: awkward davies


Those boys can't shoot beyond ballistic battlesight, either (1500 m for a tank).

I would not care to fight against Leo 2s competently crewed.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 22, 2017 10:52 PM (di1hb)

279 I'm 1960 as well. I was surprised the first time I saw Fred McMurray play a bad guy. He does it so well.

I've read that in real life he was even more squeaky clean than his character was in My Three Sons. He was an expert shooter as well
Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT)


If you haven't seen "Double Indemnity", you should.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

280 Easy Rider, it's been said, is actually a parody of the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby "Road" movies.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:52 PM (eMKNe)

281 My old boss was born on leap day, it was always a good joke.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 10:53 PM (6Ll1u)

282 Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2017 10:50 PM (iMxBJ)

Best of the Bard?

The Taming of the Shrew... Richard Burton, Elizabeth Tailor...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 22, 2017 10:53 PM (NgKpN)

283 "Sid And Nancy" is coming out on Criterion this summer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:53 PM (eMKNe)

284 If you haven't seen "Double Indemnity", you should.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 10:52 PM (+lVUW)
Excellent movie!!!

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:53 PM (EgOr3)

285 274
I wouldn't include Easy Rider as a dark movie. It had a happy ending!
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 10:50 PM (+y0MR)


Heh.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 10:53 PM (sdi6R)

286
245 185 Both are chick movies. I don't know if I've seen all of South Pacific, but I've seen Gigi several times. It's charming, once you get past the part that this teenage girl is being groomed to be a high society mistress.
Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 10:33 PM (BPeNq)


A Gigi remake these days would involve grooming little boys and would receive NAMBLA's highest rating.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 10:53 PM (pNxlR)

287 have always believed you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies.

-
Doesn't say much for Donnie Two Scoops. Maxine "Shrieking Harpy" Waters, Queef Olbermann, Hillary "I'll Get You, My Pretty, And Your Little Wife, Too" Clinton . . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 22, 2017 10:53 PM (Nwg0u)

288 Any thoughts on that Russki T-14 Armata thing? Looks like an amazing bit of engineering, but not sure they can bankroll such a thing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 10:54 PM (2qdBt)

289 I'm ready to sue someone's ass. Let's hope we get it connected, its a long way and may not have enough drop to work. GRRRR.
Posted by: Farmer at May 22, 2017 10:49 PM (o/90i)

I'd be furious. I hope you are able to make it work the easiest way possible and with the least amount of headaches.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (Ri/rl)

290 "Sid And Nancy" is coming out on Criterion this summer.


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:53 PM



Outstanding.

Posted by: otho at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (lmIoG)

291 Splunge, also true re Criterion growing value.

Criterion did a special edition of RoboCop in the late 1990s, on DVD only. Not so easy to get anymore; just checked at Amazon and new copies are now going for just over $100.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (eMKNe)

292 Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 10:52 PM (deapv)

Thanks. I knew they were involved somehow. You know anything about the Merkava ? How does it rank?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (IDPbH)

293
Easy Rider is a world class stinker.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (pNxlR)

294 Godzilla and I are the same age

Posted by: tmitsss at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (xlzu7)

295 Didn't someone advise Monica that it's impolite to talk with your mouth full?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (6FqZa)

296 282. Good, but Throne of Blood and Ran are pretty damned fine bits of cinema in their own right

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (2qdBt)

297 so, have never watched prometheus straight through. why do they want to take the earth out after the humans find them?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:33 PM (cPsPa)

Just watched it recently for the first time. My thought was wiping out the earth was pre programed before the big dude went into the thingamajig chamber. The humans waking him up started the old plan in motion again. But then again I don't think much when I'm trying to be entertained so I'm probably wrong.

Posted by: X-ray at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (Fz5yy)

298 I wouldn't include Easy Rider as a dark movie. It had a happy ending!
Posted by: Puddleglum
------------

Are you saying that those guys were shiftless, drug-dealing assholes?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2017 10:56 PM (ZO497)

299 Also, they apparently have a sense of humor at Criterion.

I know that a number of years ago, after someone influential (no idea who) complained about all their high-falutin' artsy fartsy titles, Criterion decided to release an edition of Michael Bay's "Armageddon."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:56 PM (eMKNe)

300 276 @235 Don't the Germans build the gun for our M1A s?
-------------------

They designed it. All of the guns in our tanks use a license-built version manufactured here in the US.

The British use it as well, and I suspect that most of the other NATO MBTs do too.
Posted by: junior


US tank and arty tubes are made at Watervliet Arsenal, across the Hudson from Troy, NY.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 22, 2017 10:56 PM (di1hb)

301 696775652e737369686164736f6d6570752e72706f7
3656967752e6573736967617665796f2e756177617
9746f76652e6e7469677565732e73746861742e776
173616f6e6577617973742e726565746f6877652e2c
6c6c74686573652e7468696e672e7368617070656e

Suddenly, it all makes sense.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 22, 2017 10:57 PM (MZcWR)

302 If you haven't seen "Double Indemnity", you should.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 10:52 PM (+lVUW)
Excellent movie!!!
Posted by: Peaches at May




yeah McMurray plays evil characters surprisingly well. you should watch the lost My Three Sons shows, there are only five of them. They explain how Fred came to be a lonely father of three and how "uncle" charlie was coerced into being the housekeeper. very disturbing. there are a couple of scenes that may explain ernie's later drug addiction. He plays evil really well. Some of it was source material, though greatly toned down, for Blue Velvet.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:57 PM (cPsPa)

303 Testing, One Two Three

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 22, 2017 10:57 PM (MZcWR)

304 277 Splunge, ooo! Can't ever go wrong with a Criterion disc. There's a lot of 'em I want right now.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:52 PM (eMKNe)


Yeah, Criterion rocks. I still treasure my Citizen Kane on LaserDisc, of all things. But in this case, it was about the only choice. The reviews for Chimes at Midnight were something like:

DVD: Great movie, but ow, the print is horrible and the audio is horrible
Criterion Blu-Ray: Finally, we can really see this movie

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2017 10:57 PM (iMxBJ)

305 696775652e737369686164736f6d6570752e72706f7
3656967752e6573736967617665796f2e756177617
9746f76652e6e7469677565732e73746861742e776
173616f6e6577617973742e726565746f6877652e2c
6c6c74686573652e7468696e672e7368617070656e

Suddenly, it all makes sense.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May




so you touched the ufo at rendlesham air force base?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 10:58 PM (cPsPa)

306 Easy Rider is a world class stinker.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot
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It was as though Hopper and Fonda selected the 'actors' from among their stonner friends. How they got Nicholson, I'm uncertain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2017 10:58 PM (ZO497)

307 Wasn't Barbara Stanwick in Double Indemity? There was some real evil in that one. I just realized, I don't hate movies, I just hate the last few decades of movies.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 10:58 PM (EgOr3)

308 It's all the whistling in "Bridge on the River Kwai"

That's what did it.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 10:58 PM (S6Pax)

309 Splunge, yup. Criterion did the same thing for One-Eyed Jacks. The only editions available before Criterion's (that came out last year), were horrible public domain copies.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:58 PM (eMKNe)

310 >>Didn't someone advise Monica that it's impolite to talk with your mouth full?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

That would be me.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 22, 2017 10:59 PM (/Nite)

311 299 I know that a number of years ago, after someone influential (no idea who) complained about all their high-falutin' artsy fartsy titles, Criterion decided to release an edition of Michael Bay's "Armageddon."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:56 PM (eMKNe)


I have seen, somewhere, an argument that Michael Bay is a great and much-imitated director. OK, it was probably Cracked. But it was pretty convincing.

Not having seen any of his movies, I couldn't really judge.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2017 10:59 PM (iMxBJ)

312 Sands Of Iwo Jima and She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, both with John Wayne and both made in 1949. Same year Eromero was born.

Posted by: Eromero at May 22, 2017 11:00 PM (zLDYs)

313 Good evening. Are any of my favorite women here?

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 22, 2017 11:00 PM (EfigE)

314 Any thoughts on that Russki T-14 Armata thing? Looks like an amazing bit of engineering, but not sure they can bankroll such a thing.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May




yeah, no money.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:00 PM (cPsPa)

315 309 Splunge, yup. Criterion did the same thing for One-Eyed Jacks. The only editions available before Criterion's (that came out last year), were horrible public domain copies.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:58 PM (eMKNe)


Now if they could just find the lost footage for The Magnificent Ambersons.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2017 11:01 PM (iMxBJ)

316 The scene in Easy Rider where they are throwing grain on the dirt is classic. And Fonda says "They're going to make it". Hopper is right. They're nuts.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 22, 2017 11:01 PM (Lqy/e)

317 Our local killing over night seems to have the Hell's Angels involved, imagine that.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 11:01 PM (6Ll1u)

318 Wasn't Barbara Stanwick in Double Indemity?

-
Yup. She a was the femme fatale.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 22, 2017 11:01 PM (Nwg0u)

319 306
It was as though Hopper and Fonda selected the 'actors' from among their stonner friends. How they got Nicholson, I'm uncertain.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2017 10:58 PM (ZO497)


That was Jack Nicholson's debut, wasn't it?

Anyway, it had a decent soundtrack. I was surprised what an overall downer the movie was the first time I saw it.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 11:01 PM (sdi6R)

320 288
Any thoughts on that Russki T-14 Armata thing? Looks like an amazing
bit of engineering, but not sure they can bankroll such a thing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan!
No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 10:54 PM (2qdBt)


The world's best armies have to at least build these fantasy weapons, if only as experiments... Whether or not they can be deployed in great numbers in peace time is irrelevant -- the day will come when what they cost will become irrelevant! The magnificent F-22 is in this category.

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2017 11:01 PM (e9G8E)

321 @292 Thanks. I knew they were involved somehow. You know anything about the Merkava ? How does it rank?
-----------------

Couldn't tell you. I don't have enough info on it.

The problem with trying to evaluate the Merkava in comparison with other tanks is that it hasn't really done much head to head stuff, and it's designed for Israel's battles which are somewhat different than what other parts of the world expect to deal with. So it's difficult to guess how a battalion of them would do if they had to fight in Central Europe.

As for the Armata, which was mentioned above, the problem is figuring out how much is real and how much is Potemkin Combat System by the Russians. We won't know until some of them see actual combat.

On another note, a few months ago I saw a comment asserting that the US is moving toward a "use drones to spot the enemy at extreme range, and then pick them off with our magnificent main gun" role for the M1A3.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 11:01 PM (deapv)

322 Just watched it recently for the first time. My thought was wiping out the earth was pre programed before the big dude went into the thingamajig chamber. The humans waking him up started the old plan in motion again. But then again I don't think much when I'm trying to be entertained so I'm probably wrong.
Posted by: X-ray at May




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:02 PM (cPsPa)

323 298 I wouldn't include Easy Rider as a dark movie. It had a happy ending!
Posted by: Puddleglum
------------

Are you saying that those guys were shiftless, drug-dealing assholes?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc



Just sayin' :-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 11:02 PM (+y0MR)

324 >>Good evening. Are any of my favorite women here?

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich

Yoohoo

Posted by: Lena at May 22, 2017 11:02 PM (/Nite)

325 That was Jack Nicholson's debut, wasn't it?

Not even close. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Nicholson_filmography

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:03 PM (EgOr3)

326 The ending of Easy Rider is a downer, no question. And it's so far out of left field as to be mindbending.

Can't help but suspect Dennis Hopper thought an ending like that would be great "Oscar bait."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:03 PM (eMKNe)

327 Russian Amish hackers at work in England today?

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at May 22, 2017 11:03 PM (Mkvcz)

328 I would kill for Barbara Stanwyk in Double Indemnity.


Just sayin.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 11:03 PM (qUNWi)

329
Wasn't Barbara Stanwick in Double Indemity


She was. Yow.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 11:03 PM (pNxlR)

330 The scene in Easy Rider where they are throwing grain on the dirt is classic. And Fonda says "They're going to make it". Hopper is right. They're nuts.
Posted by: Notsothoreau
--------

Yeah, that particular scene captured the entire movie. Hippy chicks scattering seed in the dust. Deep, man, deep.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2017 11:03 PM (ZO497)

331 Anyway, it had a decent soundtrack. I was surprised what an overall downer the movie was the first time I saw it.

Addendum: I thought it was supposed to celebrate freedom and such, but nobody was very happy in it. Dennis Hopper's character was downright angry and hostile.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 11:04 PM (sdi6R)

332
Tonight my car started shaking while at low speeds, accompanied by something clanging in the rear. Also the exhaust pipe is puffing out air when startet up cold and idle. Also, I burned a quarter tank in only an hour and half of driving.

Any ideas.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 22, 2017 11:04 PM (yyUBK)

333 273 Vertigo basically says, people go through life making all the same stupid mistakes over and over and over again and are pretty much doomed to that forever. NXNW says the usual Hollywood thing, that we all can overcome (which I admit I also would prefer to believe).
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 10:50 PM (eMKNe)


Thanks, I'll watch for these things the next time I see Vertigo.

My favorite Jimmy Stewart movies are his westerns. My least favorites are ones like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. I know that's heresy but I just never enjoyed the movie.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 22, 2017 11:04 PM (nvMvs)

334 M1A2 uses the smooth-bore Rheinmetall 120 mm gun, licenses built (designed by the Germans and used on the Leopard II).

The Brits us a rifled 120 mm gun.

There was a shoot-off with both guns by the US Army, and they selected the 120 mm smooth bore. The Brits were really PO'd , from what I heard.

During Desert Storm, they were getting kinetic tank kills at up to 5000 meters with the 120 mm rifled tank gun.

I think the maximum expectation with the 120 mm smoothbore gun is a little more than 3000 meters.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:04 PM (S6Pax)

335 Wherefore in the name of God the All-powerful, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, of the Blessed Peter, Prince of he Apostles, and of all the saints, in virtue of the power which has been given us of binding and loosing in Heaven and on earth, we deprive Spongebob Squarepants and all his accomplices and all his abettors of the Communion of the Body and Blood of Our Lord, we separate him from the society of all Christians, we exclude him from the bosom of our Holy Mother the Church in Heaven and on earth, we declare him excommunicated and anathematized and we judge him condemned to eternal fire with Satan and his angels and all the reprobate, so long as he will not burst the fetters of the demon, do penance and satisfy the Church; we deliver him to Satan to mortify his body, that his soul may be saved on the day of judgment.

Ring the bell. Close the book. Quench the candle.

Posted by: zombie pope paul iii at May 22, 2017 11:04 PM (nlbfN)

336 295 Didn't someone advise Monica that it's impolite to talk with your mouth full?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2017 10:55 PM (6FqZa)

**Snorts**

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:04 PM (ZTRlp)

337
A Gigi remake these days would involve grooming little boys and would receive NAMBLA's highest rating.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017

It would be a Hollywood documentary.

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2017 11:04 PM (9TU00)

338 My favorite Jimmy Stewart movies are his westerns.
My least favorites are ones like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. I know
that's heresy but I just never enjoyed the movie.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 22, 2017 11:04 PM (nvMvs)
Agree!! I feel the same way about Elvis movies. His westerns were awesome. The beach-blanket-bingo movies? Gack!

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:05 PM (EgOr3)

339 314. That's been the way with a lot of their next-generation stuff. Amazing engineering & technology, but not enough rubles to get them in significant numbers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 11:05 PM (2qdBt)

340 @320 The world's best armies have to at least build these fantasy weapons, if only as experiments... Whether or not they can be deployed in great numbers in peace time is irrelevant -- the day will come when what they cost will become irrelevant! The magnificent F-22 is in this category.
----------------

Plus, with tanks you might be able to convince someone to buy the thing and help recover costs on it. The Russians have been living off of reworked T-72s (T-90) and T-64s (T-80) for decades now. They need something new and sexy to get people buying.

Posted by: junior at May 22, 2017 11:06 PM (deapv)

341 324 >>Good evening. Are any of my favorite women here?
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich
Yoohoo
Posted by: Lena at May 22, 2017 11:02 PM (/Nite)

Tanned, rested & ready big boy!

Posted by: Zombie Helen Thomas at May 22, 2017 11:06 PM (hscyr)

342 The ending of Easy Rider is a downer, no question. And it's so far out of left field as to be mindbending.

Can't help but suspect Dennis Hopper thought an ending like that would be great "Oscar bait."
Posted by: qdpsteve
----------

There was no good way to end it. These two guys were losers. A seemingly unjust, poignant ending was all that was left.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2017 11:06 PM (ZO497)

343 I know it's not the book thread but Rick Bragg wrote an excellent biography of Jerry Lee. He interviewed Lewis and got some great stories about his early life.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 22, 2017 11:06 PM (Lqy/e)

344 Dennis Hopper was great in True Romance as was Gary Oldman. Less than 15 minutes of screen time but they killed it.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 11:06 PM (IDPbH)

345 >>Tonight my car started shaking while at low speeds, accompanied by
something clanging in the rear. Also the exhaust pipe is puffing out
air when startet up cold and idle. Also, I burned a quarter tank in only
an hour and half of driving.



Any ideas.

Let me out of the trunk.

Posted by: Lena at May 22, 2017 11:06 PM (/Nite)

346 301 696775652e737369686164736f6d6570752e72706f7
3656967752e6573736967617665796f2e756177617
9746f76652e6e7469677565732e73746861742e776
173616f6e6577617973742e726565746f6877652e2c
6c6c74686573652e7468696e672e7368617070656e

Suddenly, it all makes sense.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 22, 2017 10:57 PM (MZcWR)

GODDAMIT, there goes the secret code of The ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:07 PM (ZTRlp)

347 333 My favorite Jimmy Stewart movies are his westerns. My least favorites are ones like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. I know that's heresy but I just never enjoyed the movie.
Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 22, 2017 11:04 PM (nvMvs)


He can be...excessively earnest, yes? Easy to get too much of?

My favorite is an early performance, in The Thin Man. He doesn't stand out, in a way, but he is superb in all aspects of the role.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2017 11:07 PM (iMxBJ)

348 That caramel recipe - I've been using the same recipe for years (except I use a cup of everything), but it's SWEETENED condensed milk, not condensed milk. Big difference. I've never tried making it in the microwave. I've always cooked it on the stove until it reaches the soft ball stage. The caramels are delicious - sweet and buttery.

Posted by: biancaneve at May 22, 2017 11:07 PM (QeLWM)

349 Mike, good point.

I think the 'downer ending' the audience was expecting, was for Hopper/Fonda to end up doing some bad acid and basically getting killed that way. Or, one of them gets killed, the other moves on "in his memory."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:07 PM (eMKNe)

350 Amazing engineering & technology, but not enough rubles to get them in significant numbers.

Meh, they usually max one spec in their designs and are marginal on the rest. That's across-the-board planes, ships, subs, etc.

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2017 11:07 PM (9TU00)

351 The movies of my year of birth include Shane, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the Robe.

I've seen The Robe.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 22, 2017 11:07 PM (nBr1j)

352 Also, I burned a quarter tank in only

an hour and half of driving.




I would kill to get that kind of gas mileage out of my Jeep. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:08 PM (EgOr3)

353 Is this US Special Operations weapon "Cultural Appropriation"? The article calls it kamikaze but it's kinda official name is switchblade. By any name I'm glad our guys have it.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lu3q3wc

Posted by: X-ray at May 22, 2017 11:08 PM (Fz5yy)

354 SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/866705551543209985

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/866705687916802048

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/866705789485973504

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/866705913121579008

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/866706045086957568

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2017 11:09 PM (AOrEZ)

355 OK - I have to admit, That was funny Lena.

And, Hello once again, Miss Peaches.
It's so nice to see your name here again!

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 22, 2017 11:09 PM (EfigE)

356 I confess that I did a walking tour when I visited New Orleans so that I could see that tomb they used in the acid trip sequence.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (Lqy/e)

357 Tonight my car started shaking while at low speeds, accompanied by something clanging in the rear. Also the exhaust pipe is puffing out air when startet up cold and idle. Also, I burned a quarter tank in only an hour and half of driving.

-
Hitler's Landkreutzer tank got one gallon to every 300 meters or, approximately, six gallons per mile.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (Nwg0u)

358 307 Wasn't Barbara Stanwick in Double Indemity? There was some real evil in that one. I just realized, I don't hate movies, I just hate the last few decades of movies.
Posted by: Peaches

Yup, film noire plot where the bad, but beautiful woman leads the man down an evil path.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

359 301 696775652e737369686164736f6d6570752e72706f7
3656967752e6573736967617665796f2e756177617
9746f76652e6e7469677565732e73746861742e776
173616f6e6577617973742e726565746f6877652e2c
6c6c74686573652e7468696e672e7368617070656e

Suddenly, it all makes sense.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm
--------------

*breaks out the AoSHQ Secret Decoder Ring*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (ZO497)

360 Hey, got a question for the horde.

Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?

I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (eMKNe)

361 Good evening. Are any of my favorite women here?
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 22, 2017 11:00 PM


Yoo hoo!

Posted by: Lena at May 22, 2017 11:11 PM (DMUuz)

362 >>>GODDAMIT, there goes the secret code of The ONT
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:07 PM (ZTRlp)<<


B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E

Posted by: Ralphie Parker at May 22, 2017 11:11 PM (nHbAq)

363
CNN decided it's taken a long enough break from Fake News about Trump and has ended it's coverage of the terror bombing in England.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 22, 2017 11:11 PM (ssDvr)

364 Working off memory, I think Jimmy Stewart made three Hitchcock movies; Rope, Rear Window and Vertigo

Vertigo is such a classic.

Rope is pretty pedestrian.

Rear Window is kind of a fun, sinister and thriller movie. Raymond Burr is the heavy. (haha)

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:11 PM (S6Pax)

365 More SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/866706148707225600

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/866706260267290624

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/866706364332212224

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/866706473136640001

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2017 11:11 PM (AOrEZ)

366 Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?



I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (eMKNe)
Depends. Are you a lesbian?

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:11 PM (EgOr3)

367 Peaches, I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:11 PM (eMKNe)

368 358 Yup, film noire plot where the bad, but beautiful woman leads the man down an evil path.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (+lVUW)


That never happens.

Posted by: Brad Pitt at May 22, 2017 11:12 PM (iMxBJ)

369 326 The ending of Easy Rider is a downer, no question. And it's so far out of left field as to be mindbending.

Can't help but suspect Dennis Hopper thought an ending like that would be great "Oscar bait."
Posted by: qdpsteve



Thats odd. I was uplifted by the ending. I thought Fighting Side of Me by Merle Haggard would have been a better song to end Easy Rider with but oh well.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 11:12 PM (+y0MR)

370
360 Hey, got a question for the horde.

Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?

I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (eMKNe)


They are beloved by the ecofreako sect.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 11:12 PM (pNxlR)

371 Great "dames ain't woith it" flick?

Scarlet Street. Probably the first noir flick I ever watched.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:12 PM (eMKNe)

372 "/Nite"

So how'd you get that hash. Whom did YOU blow...?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2017 11:12 PM (6FqZa)

373 So I'm visiting my parents who are in their 80's. It's been a tough year so far for my family. First my older brother's wife committed suicide, then my younger brother died from cancer in April, and now my mother is depressed and waiting to die. She sleeps for hours each day, isn't interested in eating, and can't understand why we want to figure out what's wrong with her. She's just ready to go.

It's hard to watch and I feel sad for my dad, who isn't ready to check out of life yet. I wish I could get my mom interested in living again.

Posted by: biancaneve at May 22, 2017 11:12 PM (QeLWM)

374 Hey, guys, it's okay. I can hear them coming. The sound is in the air. It;s been there for a while, it's just now that I can tell that it's not the air conditioner.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 22, 2017 11:13 PM (MZcWR)

375 343 I know it's not the book thread but Rick Bragg wrote an excellent biography of Jerry Lee. He interviewed Lewis and got some great stories about his early life.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 22, 2017 11:06 PM (Lqy/e)

Nothing wrong with that once in a while we read books here.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:13 PM (ZTRlp)

376 IBGuy, thanks for the update. Praying her clots are sorted out and she's out and about soon.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 22, 2017 11:13 PM (G8B7r)

377 Hey, got a question for the horde.

Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?

I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




you trying to tell us you are a lesbian?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:13 PM (cPsPa)

378 The ending of Easy Rider is a downer, no question. And it's so far out of left field as to be mindbending.

Can't help but suspect Dennis Hopper thought an ending like that would be great "Oscar bait."


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:03 PM


Maybe. I suspect it was written that way for a good reason story wise. It had to end that way. It's not like a hell of a lot actually happens, other than Nicholson's character getting taken out, which leads finally to the other two. Without that sudden ending, where would the story finish? It would just peter out, with no real conclusion. It was already an ambling plot of randomness, really. A random heavy finish was needed. If not, they would just ride into the sunset, or lay on a beach somewhere and fail as a story. It was inevitable.

Posted by: otho at May 22, 2017 11:13 PM (lmIoG)

379 you trying to tell us you are a lesbian?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:13 PM (cPsPa)
He's hedging, but I think we're close to a breakthrough.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:14 PM (EgOr3)

380 Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?

I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (eMKNe)

========

Buying one is a great coming out statement.

Posted by: GOULD at May 22, 2017 11:14 PM (1nOGM)

381 Thanks for the info tankers . My old man was mechanized infantry so I got to grow up around that stuff .
Ft. Reilly in the 60's as a ten yr. old .

Posted by: awkward davies at May 22, 2017 11:14 PM (JsMw3)

382 Working off memory, I think Jimmy Stewart made three Hitchcock movies.

---

He also was the lead in "The Man Who Knew Too Much".

Posted by: mpthompson at May 22, 2017 11:14 PM (b0njJ)

383
366 Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?
I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (eMKNe)

Depends. Are you a lesbian?
Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:11 PM (EgOr3)


Yeah, there's that, too.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 11:14 PM (pNxlR)

384 y5, as I said earlier: I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

otho, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:14 PM (eMKNe)

385 Yes, I have dropped food on the floor, picked it up, and eaten it. Scored a whole pizza that way once. Grossed everyone out.

I'm not dead.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 22, 2017 11:14 PM (7oN1i)

386 Peaches, I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.
Posted by: qdpsteve

My neighbors have a Subaru Outback, and it's pretty nice.
And no, they aren't lesbians. They have three sons (vanity license plate is MY3SUNS)

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:14 PM (S6Pax)

387 344 Dennis Hopper was great in True Romance as was Gary Oldman. Less than 15 minutes of screen time but they killed it.
Posted by: Jack Sock



Christopher Walkin, not Gary Oldman. That scene with him and Hopper is GREAT! I can watch it on a loop.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 11:15 PM (+y0MR)

388 I think the first time I saw a movie as art, was probably Midnight Cowboy, or maybe I wanted Mrs Robinson. Who knows?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 11:15 PM (6Ll1u)

389 He's hedging, but I think we're close to a breakthrough.
Posted by: Peaches at May




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:15 PM (cPsPa)

390 osted by: biancaneve at May 22, 2017 11:12 PM (QeLWM)

Ah, jeez. I can't even imagine. Prayers up, bianca.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:15 PM (EgOr3)

391 >>>Hey, got a question for the horde.



Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?



I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (eMKNe)<<<

Impreza... only if it's a WRX... or you are a "chick" who enjoys sporting a mullet and flannel.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 22, 2017 11:15 PM (nHbAq)

392 Looks like George Bush's chickens have come home to roost again. Trump should just resign. Obama's exquisite Presidency of intelligence and peace seems like a dream now.

Posted by: Corrupt Media at May 22, 2017 11:15 PM (qYCgM)

393 My favorite Jimmy Stewart movies are his westerns. My least favorites are ones like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. I know that's heresy but I just never enjoyed the movie.
Posted by: Michael the Texan


He was so good in rear window. The scene where he's watching from his window while his girlfriend is snooping around the bad guy's home, and the bad guy comes home. Great suspense.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 11:15 PM (+lVUW)

394 My neighbors have a Subaru Outback, and it's pretty nice.
And no, they aren't lesbians. They have three sons (vanity license plate is MY3SUNS)
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May



personalized plates are reason enough to hate anyone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:16 PM (cPsPa)

395 Bossy, thanks for being the only one not to make extrapolations about my sex life based on my car nameplate choices :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:16 PM (eMKNe)

396
He also was the lead in "The Man Who Knew Too Much".
Posted by: mpthompson


D'oh!! (slaps forehead)

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:16 PM (S6Pax)

397 377 Hey, got a question for the horde.

Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?

I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




you trying to tell us you are a lesbian?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:13 PM (cPsPa)

Roh-Ro, Chelsea Manning and qdp like subarus?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:16 PM (ZTRlp)

398
And now Fake News msnbc is back to the Witch hunt.

The latest fake news is from the national laughingstock wapo who is reporting that "sources say" Trump asked his intel officials to "push back on the collusion" talking points.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 22, 2017 11:16 PM (ssDvr)

399 the idea of religious fanatics being killed by a "Divine Wind" drone would warm the cockles of my cold, dark, little lump of coal heart...

if i had one.

F them all.

#Infantry!


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2017 11:17 PM (y0RA4)

400 I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.
Posted by: qdpsteve
------------

Perfectly nice cars that have been tainted by a lunatic fringe segment of the population. I recommend 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy re ownership.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2017 11:17 PM (ZO497)

401 Posted by: biancaneve at May 22, 2017 11:12 PM (QeLWM)


Prayer sent up for you and your family. Stay strong.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

402 (vanity license plate is MY3SUNS)

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May







personalized plates are reason enough to hate anyone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:16 PM (cPsPa)
Yup. Lesbians probably mock them as they drive down the street.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:17 PM (EgOr3)

403 Sigh. Forget I said anything.

Apparently you're only a REAL MAN to the Horde if you're still driving a 1957 pink Cadillac. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:17 PM (eMKNe)

404 Mike, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:18 PM (eMKNe)

405 My favorite Jimmy Stewart movies are his westerns.

-
Winchester 73 is great.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 22, 2017 11:18 PM (Nwg0u)

406 personalized plates are reason enough to hate anyone.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:16 PM (cPsPa)

especially retarded faggy ones.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:18 PM (ZTRlp)

407 Perfectly nice cars that have been tainted by a lunatic fringe segment of the population. I recommend 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy re ownership.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
-----------

Hmm. I must add that one of our number that owns one, also wears a kilt. NTTAWWT.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2017 11:18 PM (ZO497)

408 Bossy, thanks for being the only one not to make extrapolations about my sex life based on my car nameplate choices :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve

Well, maybe you should buy a Ford F-150.

Just to convince yourself.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:18 PM (S6Pax)

409 y5, as I said earlier: I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

otho, true.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




well, I think I loathe everyone that I know personally that owns one because they are liberal.

they are well made cars but expensive to repair. if you have one of the awd models and you lose a tire you are probably going to have to replace the entire set because they have one of the tightest tolerances for tire wear; Audi is equally tight.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:18 PM (cPsPa)

410 Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2017 11:15 PM (+y0M

I was talking about Oldman's separate scene in the movie though my post didn't make that clear. And yes Walken was good as he always is.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 11:19 PM (IDPbH)

411 >>Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?


The. Best.

Posted by: Martina Navratalova at May 22, 2017 11:19 PM (ked5m)

412 Bossy, that's okay, I'm not having penile dysfunction issues. Yet. ;-)

y5, thanks, that's the info I'm looking for.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:19 PM (eMKNe)

413 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:17 PM (eMKNe)

Okay, here's the thing. My car dude (totally reliable) told me that Subarus have a timing belt and you have to pull the entire engine to change it out, around 60,000 miles. I don't know if this is still true, or if they all have that. But it's about $2000 to do. It was enough to put me right off and, yes, some of their cars seem pretty nice.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:19 PM (EgOr3)

414 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 22, 2017 11:13 PM (MZcWR)

You okay, Beck?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 22, 2017 11:20 PM (evJdV)

415 386
My neighbors have a Subaru Outback, and it's pretty nice.
And no, they aren't lesbians. They have three sons (vanity license plate is MY3SUNS)
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:14 PM (S6Pax)


And we circle back around to Fred MacMurray. Neat.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 11:20 PM (sdi6R)

416 especially retarded faggy ones.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May




yep.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:20 PM (cPsPa)

417 I miss the 70s where the neighbor girl just had a lot of female friends that wore flannel. And I was none the wiser. NTTAWWT

Posted by: X-ray at May 22, 2017 11:20 PM (Fz5yy)

418 Yup. Lesbians probably mock them as they drive down the street.
Posted by: Peaches

He keeps a bag of pot in his golf bag. His son told my son that one.

Funny guy.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:20 PM (S6Pax)

419 I hate flow charts. They mock reality.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2017 11:21 PM (mkDpn)

420 Peaches, also good to know. Thanks!

That's the kind of info I'm looking for. I never would have known about those types of issues.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:21 PM (eMKNe)

421 Little known fact --


Hitchcock directed It's a Wonderful Life. Capra was a pseudonym.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 11:21 PM (qUNWi)

422 I think I would like a WRX, if they weren't completely gay.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2017 11:21 PM (ked5m)

423 Ms Tammy!!!!

You have email.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 22, 2017 11:22 PM (hscyr)

424 .....you lose a tire you are probably going to have to replace the entire set because they have one of the tightest tolerances for tire wear; Audi is equally tight.
Posted by: yankeefifth


You're telling me. I have an Audi 2001 AWD station wagon.

What a money pit.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:22 PM (S6Pax)

425 Flight of the Phoenix is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 11:23 PM (6Ll1u)

426 QDP Steve, if you find yourself having narrowed you choices down to a mini cooper and a subaru you are going to have to make some lifestyle changes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:23 PM (cPsPa)

427 And we circle back around to Fred MacMurray. Neat.
Posted by: rickl


And this is what we call in writing a pregnant pause.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:23 PM (S6Pax)

428 y5, hopefully not. :-)

My first choices right now are the Honda Fit and HR-V.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:24 PM (eMKNe)

429

Dick Morris has started his own Youtube channel. Smart move as it's an easy way to pimp yourself for a few extra sheckels.

Morris is doing his usual spiel of positive predictions aimed at a Conservative audience, which are almost always wrong.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 22, 2017 11:24 PM (ssDvr)

430 426 QDP Steve, if you find yourself having narrowed you choices down to a mini cooper and a subaru you are going to have to make some lifestyle changes.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:23 PM (cPsPa)

He could buy a Miata.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 11:24 PM (IDPbH)

431
403 Sigh. Forget I said anything.

Apparently you're only a REAL MAN to the Horde if you're still driving a 1957 pink Cadillac. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:17 PM (eMKNe)


Forget? Hah!

You think the "I put carrots in chili" guy wants a do-over? Perhaps. Any chance of that happening? None.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 11:24 PM (pNxlR)

432 biancaneve,
Perhaps look into Hospice. Her doctor might be able to tell you if that would be appropriate.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

433 360 Hey, got a question for the horde.

Would you all say Subaru makes a good car?

I kind of like the Impreza hatchback.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:10 PM (eMKNe)


So, two years ago I walked into the Subaru dealership to pay cash money for a Subaru Impreza. I stood around for about 30 minutes. Not one person gave me the time of day.

I walked out, drove 1/2 mile to a Hyundai dealership and bought an Elantra GT fully loaded. It's a great car, and I don't have to replace all four tires if one goes, as you have to with any Subaru.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:25 PM (TdMsT)

434 You're telling me. I have an Audi 2001 AWD station wagon.

What a money pit.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May




my favorite car, from a handling perspective is Audi, the Quattro is fantastic, but you are right, money pits.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:25 PM (cPsPa)

435 425 Flight of the Phoenix is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 11:23 PM (6Ll1u)

They were flying to Benghazi when they crashed.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 11:25 PM (IDPbH)

436 I had a pretty good year for movies. But when I saw the topic my first thought was "I'm ready for my close up, Mr. Edison." would be appropriate.

Posted by: JTB at May 22, 2017 11:26 PM (V+03K)

437 He could buy a Miata.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 11:24 PM (IDPbH)
Only if he's post-op.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:26 PM (EgOr3)

438 Soothsayer, LOL. If you want to get great predictions of everything that's certain NOT to happen in politics, listen to Dick Morris.

Krebs, sigh.

And Jack Sock, I still remember when Miatas were all the rage in the early 1990s. Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:26 PM (eMKNe)

439 Jst want to say thanks for the birthday wishes, prayers and thoughts last night. It truly means a lot.

Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 22, 2017 11:26 PM (Ojki1)

440 425 Flight of the Phoenix is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 11:23 PM (6Ll1u)


Me too.

Posted by: rickl at May 22, 2017 11:26 PM (sdi6R)

441 Ladylibertarian, thanks for the info!

I know it's like night and day with Hyundai. Oh the horrific reviews they used to get back in the 1980s...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:27 PM (eMKNe)

442 After perusing 400 comments, let me be the first to say that there is bacteria on everything.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 22, 2017 11:27 PM (7oN1i)

443 Dick Morris did spit the foot out of his mouth last year long enough to say, hey, this orange haired guy could win.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2017 11:28 PM (6FqZa)

444 >> I still remember when Miatas were all the rage in the early 1990s


There's an entire race series devoted to Miatas. And they actually have a pretty good resale value.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2017 11:28 PM (ked5m)

445 Good friend recently bought a used Audi. I think a T8 (he said it's really rare). 2014, used, paid $70,000. I'm sure it was nice before his 9-year-old trashed the entire passenger area. I remember when cocaine was God's way of letting you know you had too much money.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:28 PM (EgOr3)

446 Flight of the Navigator was a fun movie.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (7oN1i)

447 Suburu makes a decent car.reliable as all get out..
I'd drive a Brat all day. But I'd have to shove a V8 under the hood & a set of 33''s on it to make it cool.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (EfigE)

448 Hope you are feeling better tonight, Bete.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (Lqy/e)

449 The real tragedy of the regrettable events in Manchester would be a Trumpian attack on our diversity and a backlash against mostly peaceful Muslims.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (C06tc)

450 >>After perusing 400 comments, let me be the first to say that there is bacteria on everything.


There's way worse stuff on the curtains.

Ask Director Comey or our own Masturbatin' Pete.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (ked5m)

451 Thanks for the prayers, people. There doesn't seem to be too much I can do, other than give my dad a break every now and then. I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to wash my mother's hair tomorrow. She just doesn't care.

On the plus side, I don't feel guilty going through the house and doing a little decluttering. I'm not throwing out anything remotely valuable, just food several years past the expiration date, odd buttons, junk like that. I tried to do this a few years ago and my mother got very upset.

Posted by: biancaneve at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (QeLWM)

452 Good friend recently bought a used Audi. I think a T8 (he said it's really rare). 2014, used, paid $70,000. I'm sure it was nice before his 9-year-old trashed the entire passenger area. I remember when cocaine was God's way of letting you know you had too much money.
Posted by: Peaches at May




it is a hell of a drug though.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (cPsPa)

453 441 Ladylibertarian, thanks for the info!

I know it's like night and day with Hyundai. Oh the horrific reviews they used to get back in the 1980s...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:27 PM (eMKNe)


They're pretty good vehicles now. The electronic stuff is fantastic and I'm averaging 33 mpg.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:30 PM (TdMsT)

454 Time for the old folk. If I hide well enough tomorrow it will be an easy day.


Goodnite, good people.Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 22, 2017 11:30 PM (S/hVx)

455
And we circle back around to Fred MacMurray. Neat.
Posted by: rickl


And this is what we call in writing a pregnant pause.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America



CAIIIINNE!!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2017 11:30 PM (IqV8l)

456 I've read that Audi is for people who don't think BMWs are quirky enough.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:30 PM (eMKNe)

457 I wish honda would shove 500hp into an Accord.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:30 PM (cPsPa)

458 In honor of Jerry Lee Lewis: a whole concert, entitled Last Man Standing, a reference to the fact of the Big Four performers from the Sun Records stable, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee, he is the sole survivor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8skm-l9amTc

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2017 11:30 PM (0deF2)

459
That idiot homosexual on Fox News right now is giving ideas to the terrorists on how best to attack Americans in large groups.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 22, 2017 11:31 PM (ssDvr)

460 Well RepairPal may not be perfect, but they basically say Peaches' mechanic is smoking crack.

Circa $400 for a timing belt, including labor, for an Impreza. Don't think the engine is coming out.

qdpsteve, basically, do your homework, like I didn't when I bought a "temporary" car HAHAHA.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2017 11:31 PM (wB8Tg)

461 have no experience with hyundai, but, have always thought the Veloster was a fun looking car. better looking than anything else in its class.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:32 PM (cPsPa)

462 Posted by: biancaneve at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (QeLWM)

I'm sorry, prayers up.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 11:32 PM (Ri/rl)

463 He could buy a Miata.

A few more years and I'll be able to get 'Antique' license plates for mine!

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2017 11:32 PM (29QcC)

464 movie.
Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (7oN1i)


One of my all time favorite movies! Watched it over and over with my kids.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:32 PM (TdMsT)

465 That idiot homosexual on Fox News right now is giving ideas to the terrorists on how best to attack Americans in large groups.



Need a summary or transcripts so we know what to avoid ... other than large groups of unprotected innocent people.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 22, 2017 11:32 PM (7oN1i)

466 Merovign, thanks :-)

I got the new Consumer Reports car issue. Still good advice, even if it seems they always say the same things about the same brands.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:32 PM (eMKNe)

467 A terrorist attack in Manchester that kills 19 and wounds scores more and those assholes at CNN and MSNBC are ranting and raving about President Trump and Flynn.
The limp dicks at CNN are doing a SPECIAL REPORT about the Traitorous Trump and the trouble he's in.

My blood boils.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at May 22, 2017 11:32 PM (0/1SX)

468 I've read that Audi is for people who don't think BMWs are quirky enough.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




the only reason to buy an Audi is for the Quattro awd, but that is a hell of a reason.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:33 PM (cPsPa)

469 Wow. Shep is now giving examples of specific places and events where terrorist could k*ll americans.

WTF?

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:33 PM (BPeNq)

470 y5, the Veloster actually has a good rating from CR.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:33 PM (eMKNe)

471 461 have no experience with hyundai, but, have always thought the Veloster was a fun looking car. better looking than anything else in its class.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:32 PM (cPsPa)


I just don't care for low-slung cars with flat roofs. They look like clown cars.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

472 Posted by: biancaneve at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (QeLWM)

Prayers sent, this sounds rough.

Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 22, 2017 11:34 PM (Ojki1)

473 Movies like Flight of the Phoenix that were shot essentially in a room with minor outdoor scenes. Required well written dialogue and a non MTV infected audience.

Posted by: X-ray at May 22, 2017 11:34 PM (Fz5yy)

474 I've read that Audi is for people who don't think BMWs are quirky enough.
Posted by: qdpsteve


I've owned both. I would buy an older BMW (in good shape) in a minute. I love driving the Audi, but would never buy another one again.

The older BMW's are great fun to drive and you can do a lot of work yourself, but scary in winter (snow), unless you have an AWD version (which used to be really rare). The X-drive (AWD) is more common now in the later models.

I was looking at a late model used Z4 last summer, and it was over $40 grand. Are you kidding me?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 22, 2017 11:34 PM (S6Pax)

475 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:27 PM (eMKNe)

You looking for a new car? I know nothing about Subaru.

I think mini coopers are adorable. My niece has one with a manual transmission and I like driving it.

Or was Y5 yanking your chain?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 11:34 PM (Ri/rl)

476 >>So how'd you get that hash. Whom did YOU blow...?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

Clean living

Posted by: Aviator at May 22, 2017 11:34 PM (/Nite)

477 Another favorite film of mine is 12 Angry Men, and boy were they angry.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2017 11:35 PM (6Ll1u)

478 Loved every Audi (Quattros) I have ever owned.

But, they are expensive to maintain after 80K or so.

Power Steering Racks are a bear and a must do.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2017 11:35 PM (ked5m)

479 360 Subarus are pretty good

Posted by: MAx at May 22, 2017 11:35 PM (9TR2V)

480 the Veloster actually has a good rating from CR.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




seriously, they always look a little angry going down the road. do they have a turbo? get the turbo.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:35 PM (cPsPa)

481 CaliGirl, thanks.

The MiniCoopers are okay, but I admit I think of them as just a little too small.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:36 PM (eMKNe)

482 Hope you are feeling better tonight, Bete.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (Lqy/e)

A little, though I spent 20 minutes or so shaking so hard when I took my mom out for her birthday today (makes remembering the date pretty easy) that she noticed and was concerned.

Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 22, 2017 11:36 PM (Ojki1)

483 MAx, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:36 PM (eMKNe)

484 A doctor I worked with bought a Audi A6 and he said it was the worst car he ever owned. Said he couldn't keep it out of the repair shop.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at May 22, 2017 11:36 PM (0/1SX)

485 466 Merovign, thanks :-)

I got the new Consumer Reports car issue. Still good advice, even if it seems they always say the same things about the same brands.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:32 PM (eMKNe)

My husband just bought me a new Tahoe. I love it. I still have my other car too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 11:36 PM (Ri/rl)

486 CaliGirl, ah, you like 'em big. :-)
That's cool too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:37 PM (eMKNe)

487 CNN and MSNBC are ranting and raving about President Trump and Flynn.

A quandary for the Left. To blame Trump they have to report on terrorism.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2017 11:37 PM (29QcC)

488 479 Do yourself a huge favor and don't buy a european import or infiniti
unless youre rich

Posted by: MAx at May 22, 2017 11:37 PM (9TR2V)

489
Wow. Shep is now giving examples of specific places and events where terrorist could k*ll americans.

Have they never seen Black Sunday?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2017 11:37 PM (IqV8l)

490 A doctor I worked with bought a Audi A6 and he said
it was the worst car he ever owned. Said he couldn't keep it out of the
repair shop.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at May 22, 2017 11:36 PM (0/1SX)
Sounds like major competition for Jaguar.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:38 PM (EgOr3)

491
Wow. Shep is now giving examples of specific places and events where terrorist could k*ll americans.

He did! He gave addresses and times.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 22, 2017 11:38 PM (ssDvr)

492 469 Wow. Shep is now giving examples of specific places and events where terrorist could k*ll americans.

WTF?

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:33 PM (BPeNq)

Ratings through fear. Make people feel how vulnerable they are.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 22, 2017 11:38 PM (W0ZYU)

493 I'll probably go Honda with my next car.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 11:38 PM (qUNWi)

494 394 personalized plates are reason enough to hate anyone.
Posted by: yankeefifth


I need a ruling here. How about "Specialized Interest Plates"?

My guess is, it depends on the category.

Mine is Paratrooper. http://tinyurl.com/mgnzyd2

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 22, 2017 11:39 PM (di1hb)

495
On the plus side, I don't feel guilty going through the house and doing a little decluttering. I'm not throwing out anything remotely valuable, just food several years past the expiration date, odd buttons, junk like that. I tried to do this a few years ago and my mother got very upset.


Mrs. Krebs is dealing with the recent move of her folks to a "retirement community" and all the attendant dustups with her four siblings and her mother over who gets what from the things that didn't make the move so that they can clear out the house in order to put it on the market. It's really brought down my opinion of practically everyone involved.

I did my bit for the cause on Saturday by spending four hours cleaning everything out of the crawl space -- mostly lumber and other detritus from past DIY projects. Did it by myself, per my own preference.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 11:39 PM (pNxlR)

496 You looking for a new car? I know nothing about Subaru.

I think mini coopers are adorable. My niece has one with a manual transmission and I like driving it.

Or was Y5 yanking your chain?
Posted by: CaliGirl at May




mini coopers are a demonstration of stupidity. you pay 30% more for a car with inferior technology and engineering compared with products from korea and japan.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:39 PM (cPsPa)

497 Tucker: "Extremism in the pursuit of Trump is no vice."

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 22, 2017 11:39 PM (Ndje9)

498 On the subject of subies the CA. prisons are flooding with trannies to get the free sex change operations

Posted by: MAx at May 22, 2017 11:39 PM (9TR2V)

499 450 >>After perusing 400 comments, let me be the first to say that there is bacteria on everything.


There's way worse stuff on the curtains.

Ask Director Comey or our own Masturbatin' Pete.
Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2017 11:29 PM (ked5m)

You should see Ace's shelves.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:40 PM (ZTRlp)

500 No, you don't have to pull the engine to change the timing belt, at least not on any that I have owned. I've had a 2wd hatchback bought new in the late 80's, an Impreza wagon, and 4 different Foresters. No, I'm not a lesbo, I just like Subaru's all wheel drive because I drive on slick roads a lot and like the durable boxer engine design that they use.

You will need to have the timing belt changed out every 75,000 miles, at around $600-700 cost. Stay away from the turbo models as they tend to blow up early. You will be underwhelmed with the acceleration. They handle well though, and will last a long time. Good in crashes too, don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at May 22, 2017 11:40 PM (WrMht)

501 486 CaliGirl, ah, you like 'em big. :-)
That's cool too.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:37 PM (eMKNe)

My other car is a sleek black convertible. I love that car too.

I need a 4 wd for the ranch and my mother has a hard time getting in my little car.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 11:40 PM (Ri/rl)

502 I'm hoping the car I have now, 2000 Oldsmobile, is the last car I ever own, even though every warning light on the dash is illuminated when I drive it.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 22, 2017 11:40 PM (7oN1i)

503 I need a ruling here. How about "Specialized Interest Plates"?

My guess is, it depends on the category.

Mine is Paratrooper. http://tinyurl.com/mgnzyd2

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May



so long as you did not pick the numbers and letters on the plate they are ok.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:40 PM (cPsPa)

504 The most fun I ever had driving a car?
BMW M3. That thing felt like it was on rail - like a go-kart. I still kick myself for not buying it when I had the chance...

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 22, 2017 11:41 PM (EfigE)

505 Back in the early 80s I owned a '74 BMW 2002 tii. What a fun car that was. Boxy looking and all windows. Wish I still owned it.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at May 22, 2017 11:41 PM (0/1SX)

506 Western Slope Mope, good to know. Thanks!

CaliGirl, niiiice :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:41 PM (eMKNe)

507 Oscar winning movies and your birth year.

How timely: Biggest movie ($14 million in the US), Best Picture, and Best Story: The Greatest Show on Earth.

#NoMoreCaliope

Also Singing in the Rain. Milady and I watched that again recently. Fun.

Howdy, late-nighties. I'm in for a few, whether that's a few minutes, a few comments, or a few winks, I'm not sure.

Posted by: mindful webworker - needs more elephants at May 22, 2017 11:41 PM (HdZcn)

508 258 Usually tankers around maybe they'll put us some knowledge on the Abrams tube or the german armor .
Posted by: awkward davies at May 22, 2017 10:46 PM (JsMw3)

M1a1/2 run a 120 mm smooth bore main gun. The Leopard and Abrams have the same main gun / gun drive system. Germans developed the gun and US developed the targeting system.

A guy in my unit had a 2 + mile kill on a t-72 in Desert Storm. Then the damn Brits had to get a 3 mile kill with a Challenger.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 22, 2017 11:42 PM (rzRHr)

509 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 11:39 PM (pNxlR

Been through that with my parents.

Hope to god our house is de-cluttered by the time it's time for me to leave

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:42 PM (ZTRlp)

510 I've had two Subaru's, before they became lesbian liberal cars. Fixing them is expensive.

Then I went Toyota... and I have not gone back. As someone in the Detroit area, I will NOT support the pukes in the UAW and buy American.

/btw, I once had an argument with a co-worker, only to find out my Jap car was made in the US, and his American car was built in Mexico. Did not make Mr. Liberal Union Psycho Dude.

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:42 PM (BPeNq)

511 mini coopers are a demonstration of stupidity. you pay 30% more for a car with inferior technology and engineering compared with products from korea and japan.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:39 PM (cPsPa)

I don't know about that but it still is cute as hell and fun to drive.
Girl logic, it looks pretty.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 11:42 PM (Ri/rl)

512 When stationed in England, Mini Coopers were shit cars. Amazing how things can be rebranded.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2017 11:43 PM (dMUXi)

513 I don't mind the Veloster's looks, though it's oddball enough that it looks better in metallic tangerine than black or white.

It even has a manual transmission. Not fond of FWD and the 1.6L 201hp turbo is kind of flogged to within a millimeter of its life (I haven't found the torque curve but I'd bet it's a little peaky and jaggy).

And the "sporty" model isn't the most expensive and weighed down with every gadget, which is encouraging.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2017 11:43 PM (wB8Tg)

514 OK, now this is bizarre.

Shep is talking about basketball and hockey playoffs and naming teams. He's TELLING the terrorist who/when to hit.

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:43 PM (BPeNq)

515 Velobster sounds like a good name for a car.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2017 11:43 PM (IqV8l)

516 Posted by: ibguy at May 22, 2017 10:03 PM (vUcdz)

You all are remembered daily in my prayers. A bothersome but good thing that Joyce is in the hospital where those clots can be attended to. Blessings.

Posted by: gracepc at May 22, 2017 11:44 PM (OU4q6)

517 shibumi, hi!

My youngest sister's first car was a 1989 Toyota Celica. It was nice, but literally almost felt like driving a toy car.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:44 PM (eMKNe)

518
I see seemingly reasonable people wishing death on others and laughing at escalating suicide and addiction rates of the white working class. I see liberal think pieces written in opposition to expressing empathy or civility in interactions with those with whom we disagree.









Where the fuck has she been hiding??? That shit has been going on for decades.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2017 11:44 PM (quw2O)

519 If one is buying any car knowing that it has an "Interference Engine" is important. Not a deal breaker but an issue that can take a motor out if proper maintenance schedules aren't followed. This is especially true with used cars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interference_engine

Posted by: X-ray at May 22, 2017 11:44 PM (Fz5yy)

520 I'll buy another Jeep Wrangler when the time comes. The great thing about a Wrangler is the body style remains the same.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 22, 2017 11:45 PM (IDPbH)

521 In the distant past, my husband and Ibownd several sports cars.

I never want another one.

Give me function, dependability and cost effectiveness.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:45 PM (TdMsT)

522 I don't know about that but it still is cute as hell and fun to drive.
Girl logic, it looks pretty.
Posted by: CaliGirl at May




our bull dyke lesbian neighbors have a matched set. that is the same logic for jaguars and maseratis. it is cute as hell so long as you do not think about what you have done.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:45 PM (cPsPa)

523 Prayers to the ibguy.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 22, 2017 11:46 PM (dMUXi)

524 I'm so glad I have an old truck that works and has survived the winter salt fairly well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:46 PM (ZTRlp)

525 Audi is equally tight.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:18 PM (cPsPa)


I have been told that Audi station wagons are made by Subaru. No idea if that is true, but they look almost identical.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2017 11:46 PM (mkDpn)

526 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May

I have the Ca legacy plates on my black convertible.

I'm going to order the same one for my new Tahoe because it's also black.

They are black plates with yellow numbers like the 60s plates.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 11:47 PM (Ri/rl)

527 Peaches, I'm living out in Santa Paula nowadays while I go to grad school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 22, 2017 11:47 PM (Tnhbr)

528 There is nothing like that sound right after the engine driving your aircraft quits running. No sir. Focuses you in an entirely new way.

Posted by: Eromero at May 22, 2017 10:15 PM (zLDYs)

Had that happen to me once, as a passenger in a Cessna 185 Skywagon. Canoe lashed to the float, we took off from Back Bay at Yellowknife, NWT, with the intent of flying me out to some nameless lake to try to find some mineral showings from an old prospector's field notes. My work partner was stuck in town for some reason, so it was just me and the pilot.

Pilot said to me, "We just put a rebuilt engine in this plane, so it's good to go." Taxi and takeoff was normal, but when he throttled back after the climb out, the engine began missing badly, and streams of fuel vapor came rushing past the windscreen.

We had enough altitude, so pilot (who was cool as a cucumber) made a 180, and then a dead-stick landing about 2 miles up the bay from the float base. We sat on the dead-calm water, with the doors open, and let the faint breeze push us down the lake towards the dock. Meanwhile, they sent a boat out to tow us back to the dock. Mechanic met us at the dock, tightened the flare nuts on the fuel injectors, and off we went again, problem fixed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2017 11:47 PM (0deF2)

529 My youngest sister's first car was a 1989 Toyota Celica. It was nice, but literally almost felt like driving a toy car.
--
hi qdpsteve!

I've had two Camry's (still have the old one) and a Rav 4. Are they the most stylish? Well, they're not a Jaguar.

But.. they get me from point A to B, and the Rav 4 was much nicer than the Honda I looked at. And don't even ask about the Nissan SUV...

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:47 PM (BPeNq)

530 CaliGirl, I *love* those plates. :-)

If I get a black car, I'll probably spring for them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:48 PM (eMKNe)

531 car.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2017 11:43 PM (IqV8l)



Hmmmm. Since I go to Maine very summer, perhaps I should consider that model...

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:48 PM (TdMsT)

532
If one is buying any car knowing that it has an "Interference Engine" is important.

Get on with an infinite improbability drive.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2017 11:48 PM (IqV8l)

533
What's the difference between a bull dyke and a diesel dyke?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 22, 2017 11:48 PM (8O3HH)

534 Shep is an idjit. I swear, just a few minutes ago he said "Profiling is not the answer. What you need to do is <description of profiling>."

Posted by: Anachronda at May 22, 2017 11:48 PM (Oi5b2)

535 shibumi, kewl!

I admit I'd like to own at least one Toyota before I kick off. They all seem nice.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:48 PM (eMKNe)

536 I don't mind the Veloster's looks, though it's oddball enough that it looks better in metallic tangerine than black or white.

It even has a manual transmission. Not fond of FWD and the 1.6L 201hp turbo is kind of flogged to within a millimeter of its life (I haven't found the torque curve but I'd bet it's a little peaky and jaggy).

And the "sporty" model isn't the most expensive and weighed down with every gadget, which is encouraging.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May




the metallic tangerine is not my speed but it looks fun. the specs do look like they have squeezed every ounce from the engine in the turbo version. but he could hook it up to some nitrous.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:48 PM (cPsPa)

537 Tanks?
I say the US should go all out and build the Bolo Mark I.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 22, 2017 11:48 PM (e1mEI)

538 I see seemingly reasonable people wishing death on others and laughing at escalating suicide and addiction rates of the white working class. I see liberal think pieces written in opposition to expressing empathy or civility in interactions with those with whom we disagree.

This is why culture matters. If you don't have a shared culture, a shared identity, it becomes real easy to dehumanize your opponents.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 22, 2017 11:48 PM (Tnhbr)

539 504. My angel has one of those. It's her daily driver - and yeah, a rocket on rails.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 22, 2017 11:49 PM (TwwWO)

540
504 The most fun I ever had driving a car?


An early 50s Jeep -- I was in my teens. It was a vehicle used at the summer camp where I worked and Dad had "larned" my to drive on a stick. A total blast.

I looked some up on-line recently. Among the need for "some work", the difficulty in getting parts and the prices, picking up one isn't happening.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 11:49 PM (pNxlR)

541 I can't take Sheppy anymore. I turned it to Fox Bidness.

The Murdoch whelps have destroyed FOX.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 22, 2017 11:49 PM (8O3HH)

542 Shep is an idjit. I swear, just a few minutes ago he said "Profiling is not the answer. What you need to do is <description of profiling>."
--

1. Token gay.
2. Pretty Boy
3. Not smart

...and that's how you get Shepard Smith.

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:50 PM (BPeNq)

543 The Fiat 500 looks like it would be fun to drive... Gotta apply the "fat chick rule" there, though!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 22, 2017 11:50 PM (e9G8E)

544
Instant Karma's gonna get yoo-ou
Kick you right in the teeth
Try to bag yourself an elephant
And end up underneath...!

Posted by: mindful webworker - needs more elephants at May 22, 2017 11:50 PM (HdZcn)

545 I have been told that Audi station wagons are made by Subaru. No idea if that is true, but they look almost identical.
Posted by: Kindltot at May




had not heard that. interesting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:50 PM (cPsPa)

546 490 A doctor I worked with bought a Audi A6 and he said
it was the worst car he ever owned. Said he couldn't keep it out of the
repair shop.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at May 22, 2017 11:36 PM (0/1SX)
Sounds like major competition for Jaguar.
Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:38 PM (EgOr3)



I visited a client once who had two new Jags in the driveway.
When I commented on how pretty they were, he said "yeah, you have to be able to afford two. Because one will always be in the shop."

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 22, 2017 11:50 PM (EfigE)

547 our bull dyke lesbian neighbors have a matched set. that is the same logic for jaguars and maseratis. it is cute as hell so long as you do not think about what you have done.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:45 PM (cPsPa)

I wouldn't buy a Jag, I don't like them. I don't know anything about Maserati so I can't answer that.

Are mini coopers lesbian cars?

I still think they're cute. I don't want one but I like driving my niece's. I like driving VWs too.

I like pretty shoes I don't need as well. Girl logic.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 11:50 PM (Ri/rl)

548 Peaches, I'm living out in Santa Paula nowadays while I go to grad school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 22, 2017 11:47 PM (Tnhbr)
Oh, wow, Alex! I love Santa Paula . . . at least I did last time I was there (a really long time ago), used to fly in there in a little Cessna and have lunch. Beats the living snot out of most of the rest of the state.

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:51 PM (EgOr3)

549 The Fiat 500 looks like it would be fun to drive... Gotta apply the "fat chick rule" there, though!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:51 PM (cPsPa)

550 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2017 11:47 PM (0deF2)

I can picture the following: A Canadian Erkle say, "Did I do dat, eh?"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:51 PM (ZTRlp)

551 Shep..

I was tempted, several times today, to express an opinion of what should be done to address the issue of terror attacks, and I quickly concluded it was best to just shut up.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 22, 2017 11:51 PM (7oN1i)

552 Ibguy:

Continued prayers for healing, peace and mercy for Joyce and her family.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:51 PM (TdMsT)

553 QDP Steve, if you find yourself having narrowed you choices down to a mini cooper and a subaru you are going to have to make some lifestyle changes.
Posted by: yankeefifth


One of my neighbors has 2 mini coopers. One of these winters in Michigan that guy is going to be squashed like a bug by an SUV.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2017 11:51 PM (+lVUW)

554 Just for home....Any new news from Manchester?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 22, 2017 11:51 PM (SjImc)

555 My landlord finished rebuilding a Jag back in November. In early December some farmhand pulled a tractor out onto the road without looking and ran my landlord off the road and wrecked the car.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 22, 2017 11:51 PM (Tnhbr)

556 "pretty boy / not smart"

That's also how we got AIDS.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 22, 2017 11:52 PM (6FqZa)

557 547 I don't know anything about Maserati so I can't answer that.

Had this conversation a couple of years ago:

Me: That your Maserati?
Friend: Yep.
Me: I'd heard they have a reputation for being hangar queens.
Friend: I'm a mechanical engineer. I like 'em like that.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 22, 2017 11:52 PM (Oi5b2)

558
Did anyone ever decipher last night's food pic/YouTube puzzle? I didn't...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 22, 2017 11:53 PM (4r9zp)

559 ...and that's how you get Shepard Smith.


Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:50 PM (BPeNq)
Not to mention the googly-eyes. {shivers}

Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:53 PM (EgOr3)

560 I've had two Camry's (still have the old one) and a Rav 4. Are they the most stylish? Well, they're not a Jaguar.

But.. they get me from point A to B, and the Rav 4 was much nicer than the Honda I looked at. And don't even ask about the Nissan SUV...
Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:47 PM (BPeNq)

My mother had a Camry for years. Really good car. She just bought a Lexus. She likes the new car.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 11:53 PM (Ri/rl)

561 Oh, wow, Alex! I love Santa Paula . . . at least I did last time I was there (a really long time ago), used to fly in there in a little Cessna and have lunch. Beats the living snot out of most of the rest of the state.
Posted by: Peaches at May 22, 2017 11:51 PM (EgOr3)


Heh, my mom loved the area after visiting this weekend. She spent the weekend talking about how beautiful it was, how much she loved some of the old houses in town, etc.

I actually live outside of town in a guest house on an avocado farm.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 22, 2017 11:53 PM (Tnhbr)

562 One of my neighbors has 2 mini coopers. One of these winters in Michigan that guy is going to be squashed like a bug by an SUV.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May




yep.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:54 PM (cPsPa)

563 Fiat:

F ix
I t
A gain,
T ony!

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at May 22, 2017 11:54 PM (WrMht)

564 Best line about Shep ever from a Moron:


"He can lick his eyebrows."

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 11:54 PM (qUNWi)

565
The Fiat 500 looks like it would be fun to drive... Gotta apply the "fat chick rule" there, though!
--
1. Fix It Again Tony
2. Fiat 500 vs. SUV, Truck or Semi = Fiat driver removed from pavement with a shop vac

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:54 PM (BPeNq)

566
509 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 11:39 PM (pNxlR

Been through that with my parents.

Hope to god our house is de-cluttered by the time it's time for me to leave
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 22, 2017 11:42 PM (ZTRlp)


I told the two kids they'd be in a world of house cleaning hurt if I pass before their mother. In the reverse case, no problem -- trash haulers, charities and "repurposing" are our friends.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2017 11:54 PM (pNxlR)

567 Here's what the April 2017 Consumer Reports has to say about the Veloster. It's considered one of their 'recommended' cars.

"The sporty Veloster hatchback has three doors, with the right side rear door providing access to the tight rear seat. Based on the small Accent, the Veloster's 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder delivers adequate power, and the precise six-speed manual has low-effort throws. A dual-clutch, six-speed automated manual is optional. We got 31 mpg overall from a version with the manual transmission. Moving up to the Turbo trim gets you a strong 201-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and an available seven-speed automated manual transmission. Handling is responsive and secure. Though the ride is quite stiff, it isn't punishing. Rear visibility through the split back window is decent at best."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:55 PM (eMKNe)

568 >>>Velobster sounds like a good name for a car.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2017 11:43 PM (IqV8l)<<<




Best car I've ever had.

Posted by: Dr. Zoidberg at May 22, 2017 11:56 PM (nHbAq)

569 My mother had a Camry for years. Really good car. She just bought a Lexus. She likes the new car.
--

There's no reason for me to move away from Toyota. I'm now on my third, and I'm really happy. Not a lot of repairs, reliable, safe and I can haul sh*t around if needed.

Plus.. "screw you UAW."

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:56 PM (BPeNq)

570 Me: That your Maserati?
Friend: Yep.
Me: I'd heard they have a reputation for being hangar queens.
Friend: I'm a mechanical engineer. I like 'em like that.

Posted by: Anachronda at May



heh. should have picked up a biturbo, leakiest car ever.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:56 PM (cPsPa)

571 One of my neighbors has 2 mini coopers. One of these winters in Michigan that guy is going to be squashed like a bug by an out of control 4 wheel drive SUV sliding down the snow covered roadway at a high closing velocity.

Think Russian Dash Cam compilation material.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 22, 2017 11:56 PM (7oN1i)

572 Fuck Allah and that POs Mohammed, shit be upon his head. Let's burn the Koran too.

Posted by: Renuka Madan at May 22, 2017 11:56 PM (5x+W/)

573 Tonight's movie selection is Fantastic Voyage.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2017 11:56 PM (N7Wva)

574 Ed Driscoll: "When Booth shot Lincoln, everybody knew that Booth was a southern partisan, and they could easily understand why he wanted to kill Lincoln," Piereson says. "Northerners blamed the south for this, and you assimilate it into the moral framework of the Civil War."

In contrast, "Liberals had great difficulty assimilating this idea that a communist would kill Kennedy. It made sense to them that an anti-civil rights person might do it, or an anti-communist might do it, but not a communist."

But that's exactly who Oswald was, having defected to the Soviet Union in 1959 and then spending two and a half years there, and attempting to denounce his American citizenship along the way. Piereson says that his April 1963 attempt to kill Edwin Walker, former army general, anti-civil rights leader, and head of the John Birch Society in Texas says much about Oswald as well. In addition to his anti-civil rights action, Walker also gave frequent speeches calling for the overthrow of Castro. Piereson believes that Oswald's attempt to kill Walker sheds light on why he killed Kennedy: his policies towards Cuba and his leading the nation's other Cold War actions of the time.

"However, that is not how the Kennedy assassination was interpreted," Piereson says, with enormous understatement. Instead, a sense of collective guilt is imposed on the nation through its liberal elites and media. "And this is really the first time that you get on the liberal-left this idea that America is guilty. But this however now becomes a metaphor for the left for everything that happens moving on in the 1960s."

"So how do you get, really, from this place in 1963, where Kennedy is shot by a communist, to '68 where communists like Castro are heroes to the left?"

Piereson believes this could have only happened due to the cultural disorientation caused by the airbrushing of Kennedy's assassination and the attempt to "view it as a civil rights event, instead of a Cold War event."

The conspiracy theories were also fueled by propaganda generated by the Soviet Union and Cuba, Piereson adds. The Soviet Union itself "was very quickly out of the box on November 23, 1963. TASS claimed that Oswald was being setup; and that the real assassins were Klansmen, rightists and 'Birchists' as they called them. They all claimed that it was a right wing conspiracy which brought Kennedy down. And some of them said that Barry Goldwater was responsible.".......

And they blame Trump.

They're quite mad, you know.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 22, 2017 11:57 PM (Ndje9)

575 Fuck Allah and that POs Mohammed, shit be upon his head. Let's burn the Koran too
---

I think what you're saying is k*11 them all and let "Allan" sort it out.

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:58 PM (BPeNq)

576 Is Shep Smith gay?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:58 PM (TdMsT)

577 Is Shep Smith gay?
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:58 PM (TdMsT)


Do bears hit in the woods?
Is the Pope Catholic? Well not so much this Pope, but the others

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 22, 2017 11:59 PM (SjImc)

578 I have a friend with an Audi.
He got a flat, took it to the dealer.
Dealer made him replace all four tires.
All 4 tires.

Posted by: navybrat at May 22, 2017 11:59 PM (w7KSn)

579 Found this on FARK, seems rather appropriate as of tonight.

http://tinyurl.com/kfhkul4

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2017 11:59 PM (aZq03)

580 Also... Ariana Grande has suspended tour.

Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:59 PM (BPeNq)

581 Is Shep Smith gay?

Does Bear Grylls shit in the woods?

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2017 11:59 PM (qUNWi)

582 Fuck Allah and that POs Mohammed, shit be upon his head. Let's burn the Koran too
---

I think what you're saying is k*11 them all and let "Allan" sort it out.


Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:58 PM (BPeNq)
Got my vote!

Posted by: Peaches at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (EgOr3)

583 Misanthropic Humanitarian: ...Hope to god our house is de-cluttered by the time it's time for me to leave

This is my current goal. House, among other matters. On the other hand, I picked up all their legos and barbie accessories - my clutter is payback.



I frequently think of my Dad, involved in a lawsuit with the IRS over his dad's estate. Dad worried to his sister, what if something should happen to him before the suit was settled?

Then he suddenly died.

Was nearly ten years later that the suit was finally settled.

Posted by: mindful webworker - with feet still marked by one-dot legos and tiny high heels at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (HdZcn)

584 Is Shep Smith gay?
___
No but his boyfriend is!

Posted by: Obligatory at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (aZq03)

585
576 Is Shep Smith gay?
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 22, 2017 11:58 PM (TdMsT)


You have to ask?

Posted by: Bears Shitting in the Woods at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (pNxlR)

586
Watching Kennedy on FBN, she did a bit about a story from Pippa's wedding. With her, it's hard to tell what's she's making up and what really happened, but this did.

At Pippa's wedding, the best man got up there and made one rude, crude, and lewd speech. He got in a reference to Pippa's butt, then did a bit about the groom's loyal companion, best friend, etc. But enough about his dog, let's talk about his bride.....

Then he did this gem: They're supposed to go to [whereever] on their honeymoon, but he told he was going to Bangor for two weeks. Get it, "bang 'er"?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (8O3HH)

587 Shep Smith can tell you about the plane crash with a twinkle in his eye. Something to do with the lighting.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (7oN1i)

588 Here's what the April 2017 Consumer Reports has to say about the Veloster. It's considered one of their 'recommended' cars.

"The sporty Veloster hatchback has three doors, with the right side rear door providing access to the tight rear seat. Based on the small Accent, the Veloster's 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder delivers adequate power, and the precise six-speed manual has low-effort throws. A dual-clutch, six-speed automated manual is optional. We got 31 mpg overall from a version with the manual transmission. Moving up to the Turbo trim gets you a strong 201-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and an available seven-speed automated manual transmission. Handling is responsive and secure. Though the ride is quite stiff, it isn't punishing. Rear visibility through the split back window is decent at best."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May




manuals are always more fin to drive.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (cPsPa)

589 I have a friend with an Audi.
He got a flat, took it to the dealer.
Dealer made him replace all four tires.
All 4 tires.
--

Yeah.

Don't. Go. To. The. Dealership.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (BPeNq)

590 There's no reason for me to move away from Toyota. I'm now on my third, and I'm really happy. Not a lot of repairs, reliable, safe and I can haul sh*t around if needed.

Plus.. "screw you UAW."
Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:56 PM (BPeNq)

I tried to talk her into getting another Camry because it was such a good car. The Lexus is going to cost a lot more to repair. But she's happy and that's all that matters.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 23, 2017 12:01 AM (Ri/rl)

591 is shep smith gay?

were the kennedys gun shy?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 23, 2017 12:01 AM (KP5rU)

592 Thanks for the prayers, people. There doesn't seem to be too much I can do, other than give my dad a break every now and then. I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to wash my mother's hair tomorrow. She just doesn't care.
Posted by: biancaneve


There is some non-rinse shampoo for invalids. You can massage it into their hair, but you don't have to rinse it out. At some pharmacies there are really large wipes that can be used if you can't get her to shower.

One of the advantages of Hospice is they will help with cleanliness. Also, there are elder services that you can pay to come in. They charge about $20 an hour in my area. You can talk to them about what kind of help you need.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 23, 2017 12:02 AM (+lVUW)

593 Also... Ariana Grande has suspended tour.
***
It would be rather interesting to get some brave interviewer to ask her if her terror of the likes of Mike Pence might not seem a bit idiotic now.

Whether Mike hates your brother or not (he doesn't), he isn't going to go murder a bunch of your concert goers in front of you is he tartlet?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 12:02 AM (aZq03)

594 *wakes up*

FIRST!

...aww, shit.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:02 AM (6gk0M)

595
580 Also... Ariana Grande has suspended tour.
Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:59 PM (BPeNq)


Looks like cupcake-licking is back on the menu, boyz!

Posted by: Ariana Mocha Grande (Hold the Whipped Cream) at May 23, 2017 12:02 AM (pNxlR)

596 There was a story about Sheppy in the Daily Mail a few weeks ago, where he gushed about "living with the man he loves".

I was so shocked, I just couldn't believe it. Shep Smith, gay?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 12:03 AM (8O3HH)

597 578 I have a friend with an Audi.
He got a flat, took it to the dealer.
Dealer made him replace all four tires.
All 4 tires.
Posted by: navybrat at May 22, 2017 11:59 PM (w7KSn)

Why? Are you serious? How can the dealer make him, void the warranty?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 23, 2017 12:04 AM (Ri/rl)

598 20 years ago, I stopped by a friend/employee''s house to have a beer after work.
There was a garage out back - what any of us would call a one car garage. He had 5 or 6 of those old Mini Coopera stacked in it.
The tiny Austin/Morris ones.
How did you get them all in here??

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 23, 2017 12:04 AM (EfigE)

599 594; Slap!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 23, 2017 12:04 AM (KP5rU)

600
Looks like cupcake-licking is back on the menu, boyz!
___
I wonder if she needs comforting from a distinguished older gentleman that can help her deal with the difficulties of the world?

That being said I'm not so big on cupcake licking considering my old bitc...err my own past.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 23, 2017 12:05 AM (aZq03)

601 Yo, Slap! Good nap?

Posted by: Peaches at May 23, 2017 12:05 AM (EgOr3)

602 Yes, the dealer said that all 4 tires had to go.
He had about 20k miles on the vehicle.
I've ridden in it. It's nice.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 12:05 AM (w7KSn)

603 Fox continuing the concept of "best place for terrorists to strike at entertainment venues."

WTF.

Turning on CNN to see what they're doing.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 12:06 AM (BPeNq)

604 Just think if the US had a shrink ray and used it on the Middle East...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 12:06 AM (N7Wva)

605
They're quite mad, you know.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 22, 2017 11:57 PM


There's a method to it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2017 12:08 AM (IqV8l)

606 If I was A) Famous and B) Hated, I would go to car shows and get interviewed by *everyone* saying how much I liked *every* car, just to cause absolute head-exploding chaos among people whose ego is tied to what *other people* think of their cars.

Then, probably fashion shows. Maybe go on the food channel.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 23, 2017 12:08 AM (wB8Tg)

607
This is why culture matters. If you don't have a shared culture, a shared identity, it becomes real easy to dehumanize your opponents.
***
This is true, but it goes a bit further.

The left believes reality is malleable. Good thoughts produce good outcomes, bad thoughts produce bad outcomes.

So why did Obamacare fail? Or the Great Society? Or any leftwing failure you can remember? Because too many people thought it would fail. If they just thought good thoughts it would have worked.

From the leftwing perspective then, by merely existing, conservatives are stopping utopia from coming to be. How then do you solve that problem? The answer isn't debate hell more people might hear conservative thoughts and make things even worse! The only answer is to remove the bad thinkers...by whatever means necessary.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 12:08 AM (aZq03)

608 It is going to be interesting to see what effect Trump's weapons sale to the Saudis will have on the Middle East.

We should sell some advanced weapons systems to the Japanese and South Koreans while we're in the business of weapons trafficking. For world peace and the children, of course.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 12:09 AM (7oN1i)

609
Just think if the US had a shrink ray and used it on the Middle East...
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 12:06 AM


Can do Kandor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2017 12:09 AM (IqV8l)

610 Howdy, hugo and Peaches! No nap, just obligations and considerations.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:09 AM (6gk0M)

611 Hello my little fappletinis!

Just got back from seeing the band Animal Collective:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zol2MJf6XNE

This was the one song I couldn't wait to hear, and of course it was the one they did not play. But a good time nonetheless.

And now to bed for a few precious hours of sleep.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 23, 2017 12:09 AM (NT3RT)

612 I have a friend with an Audi.
He got a flat, took it to the dealer.
Dealer made him replace all four tires.
All 4 tires.
Posted by: navybrat at May




well, more likely it was not simply a flat but one of the tires was not repairable, gash in the sidewall.

Cars with awd have to have tires with similar diameters. Audis are among the worst for tight tolerances. If you have a fair amount of wear on your tires and try to put one new tire on with three worn tires it is going to put a lot of stress on your differential and repairing or replacing that is going to be a lot more expensive than the tires.

he would be stupid not to do it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:09 AM (cPsPa)

613 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 12:10 AM (IcT7t)

614 Just eat it, eat it, get yourself an egg and beat it.

Posted by: Weird Al Yankovic at May 23, 2017 12:10 AM (hHVom)

615 Sorry I didn't call yesterday, hugo. I got sick off of take-out pizza. It wasn't pretty.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:10 AM (6gk0M)

616 Glad you had some fun All Hail Eris, sweet dreams.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 12:11 AM (N7Wva)

617 Ariana Grande:

Danger
Gander
Ranged
Garden

Just about to go to sleep and these popped into my head. Because my mind has some sort of disease.

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2017 12:11 AM (ZIFyZ)

618 "he would be stupid not to do it"

And he did it, and so it was done.
The entire concept was foreign to me, but, hey, I drive a Ford. LOL!

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 12:12 AM (w7KSn)

619 Spun and Murky #558: Did anyone ever decipher last night's food pic/YouTube puzzle?

Drink More Ovaltine

Posted by: mindful webworker - decoder error try again later at May 23, 2017 12:12 AM (HdZcn)

620 590 There's no reason for me to move away from Toyota. I'm now on my third, and I'm really happy. Not a lot of repairs, reliable, safe and I can haul sh*t around if needed.

Plus.. "screw you UAW."
Posted by: shibumi at May 22, 2017 11:56 PM (BPeNq)

team Toyota here, since my first toy on 1999 my repair cost is $500, this is over 3 diff models

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 23, 2017 12:12 AM (9Vrfa)

621 Sweet (or salty!) dreams, Anna.

*yawns*

Later my poppets.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 23, 2017 12:13 AM (NT3RT)

622 and the precise six-speed manual has low-effort throws. A dual-clutch, six-speed automated manual is optional. We got 31 mpg overall from a version with the manual transmission. Moving up to the Turbo trim gets you a strong 201-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and an available seven-speed automated manual transmission.

I haven't had a stick in a long time but when in the hell did they start bringing out six and seven speeds?

Is this going to be like bicycles? When I was a kid you had your basic three speed and ten-speed ... and then, at some point, they started having 15 and 21 and whatever speeds (as if anyone would actually need something like that).

I mean, aren't the 5 blade razors stupid enough to satisfy whatever that silly urge is?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 23, 2017 12:13 AM (zc3Db)

623 It is going to be interesting to see what effect Trump's weapons sale to the Saudis will have on the Middle East.
***
Over the last 8 years the Middle East has become more and more a conflict between Iran and the Sunni Gulf States.

Obama inflamed things by giving Iran billions of dollars and carte blanche to do what they wanted while at the same time creating ISIS.

We've seen under Obama's watch that the Sunni states have been supportive of ISIS (though not publicly) as a way to push back on Iran, or at least keep them busy.

Selling weapons to the Gulf States, and withdrawing our support for Iran might work, if at the same time Trump is privately demanding an end of support for ISIS.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 12:13 AM (aZq03)

624 G'Night, All Hail Eris.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:13 AM (6gk0M)

625 Most fun in a car? Pre 9/11 2001 driving a Jag XJ6 on the A1101 in Cambridgeshire, England. Smoothest ride I ever had.

And yes, I had the most unusual breakdowns with the Jag. On Christmas Eve, I was doing 60+ on the motorway when I had an electrical short...all systems failed, power brakes, power steering, lights. There wasn't much traffic so I was able to pull over (to the left of course).

Posted by: Horatio Santos at May 23, 2017 12:13 AM (woKq6)

626 The AWD/Tire replacement thing is because *some* AWD systems need for all the tires to have the same outside diameter.

Far and away the easiest way to do that is replace all four at once, but it's not the only way.

Not all systems require this, sometimes a manufacturer (Volvo) will have both kinds.

Unless you get a *lot* of flats, this usually isn't that often, but it's a consideration when you buy a car (or tow one).

Often this is just one of many factors in expenses and reliability in a car, and they chose the system for reasons (weight, patents, torque rating) unrelated to this limitation.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 23, 2017 12:13 AM (wB8Tg)

627 "Young Girl" is really a creepy song when you listen to the lyrics.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 23, 2017 12:13 AM (P8951)

628 I'm off to bed also, my darlings. A demain . . .

Posted by: Peaches at May 23, 2017 12:14 AM (EgOr3)

629 615; no problem. stay away from anchovies, man.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 23, 2017 12:14 AM (KP5rU)

630 The left believes reality is malleable. Good thoughts produce good outcomes, bad thoughts produce bad outcomes.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 12:08 AM (aZq03)


And if they strain really hard they can even levitate the Pentagon ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 23, 2017 12:14 AM (zc3Db)

631 We should sell some advanced weapons systems to the Japanese and South Koreans while we're in the business of weapons trafficking.
***
I'm pretty sure the Kurds could use some new weapons...you know for fighting ISIS, and totally not ISIS's supporters in Ankara. Definitely not the latter. Honest.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 12:14 AM (aZq03)

632 And he did it, and so it was done.
The entire concept was foreign to me, but, hey, I drive a Ford. LOL!
Posted by: navybrat at May



It is any car with awd. Audis have to have their tires within something like 4/32 of each other. Ford's are something like 8/32nds.

That is always ugly the first time it happens. you could buy one new tire and have it shaved down but it is hard to find someone to shave tires anymore.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:14 AM (cPsPa)

633 584 Is Shep Smith gay?
___
No but his boyfriend is!
Posted by: Obligatory at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (aZq03)



Which reminds me of my favorite Johnny Carson interview ever.
Michael Landon.

"No, Johnny - that isn't true at all. The Cartwrights weren't gay by any means
But thank God Hop Sing was!"

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 23, 2017 12:15 AM (EfigE)

634 "Faced with problems and disappointments, many people will try to escape from their responsibility: escape in selfishness, escape in sexual pleasure, escape in drugs, escape in violence, escape in indifference and cynical attitudes. But today, I propose to you the option of love, which is the opposite of escape."

-Pope John Paul II

I need to examine this further, as a Selfish Individual.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:15 AM (6gk0M)

635 G'Night, Peaches!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:16 AM (6gk0M)

636 Goodnight everyone, have a good night.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 23, 2017 12:16 AM (Ri/rl)

637 Night Eris

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:16 AM (cPsPa)

638 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at May 23, 2017 12:16 AM (TRzoP)

639 *wakes up*

FIRST!

...aww, shit.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:02 AM (6gk0M)

Save it for JJ's gig.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 12:16 AM (r1DzX)

640 I propose to you the option of love, which is the opposite of escape."

-Pope John Paul II

-----

I tried love; didn't work for me. So now I'm trying hate. So far the results have been about what I expected.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 12:16 AM (7oN1i)

641 For the record, my pal with the Audi makes about 20x what I do in a good year.
To him, it's a rounding error, at best.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 12:17 AM (w7KSn)

642 Night Peaches

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:17 AM (cPsPa)

643 G'Night, CaliGirl.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:17 AM (6gk0M)

644 I tried love; didn't work for me. So now I'm trying hate. So far the results have been about what I expected.
***
Just wait until you hit apathy. Or don't, you know whatever.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 12:18 AM (aZq03)

645 G'Night, friends.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 23, 2017 12:18 AM (TdMsT)

646
Clearing the nickname. Clearing the decks. Clearing the channel. Have a good one, everybody!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 23, 2017 12:18 AM (pNxlR)

647
I think mini coopers are adorable. My niece has one with a manual transmission and I like driving it.

Or was Y5 yanking your chain?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 22, 2017 11:34 PM (Ri/rl)

Mini Coopers are death traps.

Just my .02, adjusted for inflation.

Posted by: Mahk from Zebra Corner at May 23, 2017 12:18 AM (Jcg9Q)

648 G'Night, Ladylibertarian.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:18 AM (6gk0M)

649 G'Night, Krebs v Carnot.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:19 AM (6gk0M)

650 All Hail Eris #611: Hello my little fappletinis!

Fap.. what th?

The formula for the concoction thus suggested is unpleasant to contemplate.

Posted by: mindful webworker - just add a twist of lemon at May 23, 2017 12:21 AM (HdZcn)

651 All sorts of stuff, Misanthropic.

Nice ONT!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:22 AM (6gk0M)

652 FA Cup is next weekend in England, their number one sporting event. Wonder what that'll be like.

Posted by: Horatio Santos at May 23, 2017 12:22 AM (woKq6)

653 is shep smith gay?

is the Pope Catholic?

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:22 AM (Iu5oK)

654 is the Pope Catholic?
***
Actually...it would appear no.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 12:23 AM (aZq03)

655 shep smith declared earlier that the nails in the bomb had melted from the heat of the explosion.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:23 AM (cPsPa)

656 Apparently you're only a REAL MAN to the Horde if you're still driving a 1957 pink Cadillac. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:17 PM (eMKNe)

Uh, not pink. I had a '56 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special once. It was a cool car, and got amazingly good fuel mileage. It was dark, dark, blue (like the Caddies in the first Godfather movie), and I miss it badly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 12:23 AM (0deF2)

657 is the Pope Catholic?
___
No...but his boyfriend is!

Posted by: Obligatory at May 23, 2017 12:24 AM (aZq03)

658 Hello Boys and Girls,

Can't sleep. The Benadryl last night didn't work. Well, it worked for 2 hours.

Insomnia is no fun.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:24 AM (Iu5oK)

659 Shep Smith is gayer than entire front row at a Barbara Streisand concert...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:25 AM (e9G8E)

660 I haven't had a stick in a long time but when in the hell did they start bringing out six and seven speeds?

Is this going to be like bicycles? When I was a kid you had your basic three speed and ten-speed ... and then, at some point, they started having 15 and 21 and whatever speeds (as if anyone would actually need something like that).

I mean, aren't the 5 blade razors stupid enough to satisfy whatever that silly urge is?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May




the new f150 has a 10 speed transmission.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:25 AM (cPsPa)

661 Welp, I'm invisible, sor out.

Slap, I believe your phone # is on my coffee table - I'll wait until 10:01 tomorrow night to utilize it!

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 23, 2017 12:25 AM (EfigE)

662 Insomnia is no fun.
___
I might be able to help you, your last president gave me a "gift" that I don't really...need. Perhaps in your current situation you could find it useful?

Posted by: The Queen finally realizing a use for that ipod at May 23, 2017 12:26 AM (aZq03)

663 I'm going to call you right now, freak.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:27 AM (6gk0M)

664 UK Independent twitter:

"There's only one way that Britain should respond to attacks like Manchester. That is by carrying on exactly as before."

So.. "Lalalalala I don't acknowledge this?"

Really? That's what you're recommending?

/well, I suppose it's better than saying the nation should convert to Islam.



Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 12:27 AM (BPeNq)

665 Horatio Santos: There wasn't much traffic so I was able to pull over (to the left of course).

I had this theory that it was the Coriolis effect that made people in Australia drive on the wrong side of the road. But then I thought, why England? Back to the theorizing board.

Posted by: mindful webworker - one way do not enter at May 23, 2017 12:27 AM (HdZcn)

666
The left believes reality is malleable.

No they don't. They're trying to convince You that it is.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 23, 2017 12:28 AM (ssDvr)

667 I'm going to make that caramel, and then dip it in melted chocolate.

Put some on Graham crackers, and dip that in chocolate.

Then I'll probably be in a coma for a day, at least, and hungover for a week.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 12:28 AM (7oN1i)

668
It all makes sense once you realize that Leftist Ideology is based on all the Big Lie.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 23, 2017 12:29 AM (ssDvr)

669 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 12:29 AM (N7Wva)

670 Dammit I thought I changed that sock earlier today.

Maybe I'll just call it a night.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 23, 2017 12:29 AM (Jcg9Q)

671 My last car had a manual transmission. I bought an automatic this time. It's easier to drive.

Biggest advantage to manual transmissions is the easy jump start.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:30 AM (Iu5oK)

672 Shep Smith is gayer than the fruit bowl at the end of a rainbow...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:30 AM (e9G8E)

673 >>>Does your birth year remind you of a movie.

We need to get ace to click that. Then we can trick him into revealing his true age.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 12:30 AM (vRcUp)

674
UK Independent twitter:

"There's only one way that Britain should respond to attacks like Manchester. That is by carrying on exactly as before."


They should have just laughed off the Luftwaffe.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2017 12:30 AM (IqV8l)

675 Donna&&&&&&: "Young Girl" is really a creepy song when you listen to the lyrics.

When I was in high school, my 6 years younger sister liked Puckett/Gap. I was disturbed by this.

But, so many songs of bad morals and impropriety, I wasn't really aware of what they were at the time.

♫ Come on down to my boat baby..! ♫

Posted by: mindful webworker - but I bet we had fun at May 23, 2017 12:30 AM (HdZcn)

676 got to sleep. be well morons.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 23, 2017 12:30 AM (KP5rU)

677 662 Insomnia is no fun.
___
I might be able to help you, your last president gave me a "gift" that I don't really...need. Perhaps in your current situation you could find it useful?
Posted by: The Queen finally realizing a use for that ipod at May 23, 2017 12:26 AM (aZq03)

Well, since I'm up, I could list it on eBay.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:31 AM (Iu5oK)

678 my favorite car, from a handling perspective is Audi, the Quattro is fantastic, but you are right, money pits.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2017 11:25 PM (cPsPa)

I briefly owned an Audi Fox station wagon, circa 1976. Got it from an ex-roommate who was a huge guy, ran about 300 pounds, and no fat on him at all. Looked like Don Leo Jonathan, he did. The springs on the poor car were all sagged, can't imagine why. I fixed it up, and drove it for a month or two, and traded it off to a pair of lesbian women, who just loved the hell out of it.

I will say, it put a big grin on my face when I pitched it into a corner. A driver's car, to be sure. As long as you don't mind electrical glitches and door handles falling off.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 12:32 AM (0deF2)

679 Was at a college football tailgate a few years back when an absolute beauty (soph, maybe afteshman) traipsed by. My friend next to me just starts belting out the lyrics to "young girl". Hilarity ensued. Probably top ten funniest moments of my life... to date.

Posted by: Eli Cash at May 23, 2017 12:32 AM (67sg6)

680 *wakes up*

FIRST!

...aww, shit.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 12:02 AM (6gk0M)



No, Slap. "aww shit" is Number Two.

They're not teaching that in Moron Boot Camp anymore?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2017 12:32 AM (v5iqM)

681 But you don't spill as much beer with an automatic...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:32 AM (e9G8E)

682 Oh sure, tease me with your photoshopped moon. It's all about illusion with you guys.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 12:33 AM (tHwdc)

683 I didn't have a chance to 2cents the SV thread earlier, so I thought I would do it here.

But thanks to my fat fingers and inattentiveness my "brilliant" and lengthy commentary has disappeared. Probably for the best. Here's another most likely lengthy.

I worked in SV throughout the 80s. I was in a position to meet many of the established and new entrepreneurs and the founders of the service and support companies that grew up with them like the Wilson Sonsinis, and Silicon Valleys etc. My interaction was with the "community" and not limited to the confines of one company or culture. It was an exciting time.

Anyway, one thing that has always stuck with me. I met with Steve Jobs a short time before Apple went public. We discussed a possible lobbying organization for entrepreneurs (an idea before it's time) and Steve very dismissively said -- He was busy building a company. He could care less about the government. What did the government have to do with it anyway.

It was a time that the government and the entrepreneur largely saw themselves as separate. Of course, there were associations like AEA etc. but not what is today.

When I look at the entangled sick relationship between SV and WDC today those words are always there. Especially when I look at the horrid horrid Zuckerberg thing who rides on the wings of Soros.

I have had the good fortune to work with powerful and good people in WDC and powerful and good people in SV. And I have seen the powerful, monied and not so good along the way. When you peak with money you want power. When you peak with power you want money. Always has been that way it seems.

I wouldn't give you two cents for the millenial Zuckerberg/Soros SV. It is as much a swamp as WDC. Their leftist, liberal thinking is not thinking at all. I don't think it is a preference for socialism over capitalism. It is knee jerk to people like Soros and the globalists. Zuckerberg and the zuckerbergers are sheeples, water carriers, and providers of funds.

This is not to discount the good and talented people. But the trend is not optimistic.

Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 12:34 AM (OU4q6)

684 the new f150 has a 10 speed transmission.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:25 AM (cPsPa)


LOL. I should have known ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 23, 2017 12:34 AM (zc3Db)

685 Number of comments I've left tonight: 7

Number of acknowledgments of my (admittedly virtual) existence I've received tonight: 0

I'm worse than worthless.

* cries into brandy *

Posted by: mindful webworker - hey, this tastes better now! at May 23, 2017 12:35 AM (HdZcn)

686 They drive on the left in Japan, too, mindful!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:36 AM (e9G8E)

687 Posted by: mindful webworker - hey, this tastes better now! at May 23, 2017 12:35 AM (HdZcn)

Hi Honey, How was Your Day?

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:37 AM (Iu5oK)

688 They drive on the left in Japan, too, mindful!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:36 AM (e9G8E) fnord (e9G8E)


And in India, they drive wherever they please!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 23, 2017 12:38 AM (wB8Tg)

689 Biggest advantage to manual transmissions is the easy jump start.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:30 AM (Iu5oK)


They're more fun to drive (not a 23 speed, of course, but your run of the mill 4 or 5 speed) and friends are far less likely to ask to borrow it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 23, 2017 12:38 AM (zc3Db)

690 Box office champ & Oscar winner = indisputable.

The rest: horseshit. Mostly. Ex.: Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind?? "Best"? Just. No.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 23, 2017 12:39 AM (jETL9)

691 I'm worse than worthless.

* cries into brandy *

Posted by: mindful webworker



Go gay! Then everyone will be talking about you.

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 23, 2017 12:39 AM (vRcUp)

692 I'm worse than worthless.
* cries into brandy *

You're right, mindful webworker. How about some of our Grande Champagne Hennessy Beaute du Siecle Cognac to confirm that belief? You're not going to need mortgage money soon anyway.

Posted by: Facebook-info-supplied company popup ad at May 23, 2017 12:40 AM (nlbfN)

693 The MiniCoopers are okay, but I admit I think of them as just a little too small.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2017 11:36 PM (eMKNe)

Get a real Mini Cooper, the one made by British Leyland Motor Company, with no BMW parts in it. Back in the day, 1967, they would get the drop on a Z-28 Camaro in the stoplight drags. Of course, once the Camaro hooked up, it would blow the doors off the poor little Mini, but it sure as hell couldn't corner with one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 12:40 AM (0deF2)

694 Zettai Ryoiki #686: They drive on the left in Japan, too, mindful!

ALH #687: Hi Honey, How was Your Day?

No, no, it's far too late for me to fall for your seductive ploys now. I know when I've been snubbed.

* drives off in a 351cu in, 4-in-the floor, Hearst shifter huff *

Posted by: mindful webworker - fire engine red at May 23, 2017 12:40 AM (HdZcn)

695
They're more fun to drive (not a 23 speed, of course, but your run of the mill 4 or 5 speed) and friends are far less likely to ask to borrow it.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 23, 2017 12:38 AM (zc3Db)

Not more fun to drive in stop and go traffic for an hour. Anywhere else, sure.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 12:40 AM (W0ZYU)

696 Some call the stick shift a theft deterrent because it's almost obsolescent. I know when I had my car with the stick I would have to be sure the guy at the oil change place knew how to drive it. Clutches are expensive.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:41 AM (Iu5oK)

697 AOP, wow, you know your car history.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2017 12:41 AM (eMKNe)

698 #683 TL; DR


Posted by: andycanuck at May 23, 2017 12:42 AM (nlbfN)

699 Shep Smith is gayer than Richard Simmons in a pink leotard riding on the Astroglide float at a gay pride parade in San Francrisco...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:43 AM (e9G8E)

700 Far Cry 5 to be set in Montana. To hell with you Ubisoft.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 12:43 AM (W0ZYU)

701 Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 12:40 AM (W0ZYU)

Eh. I've driven a stick shift many, many hours in city traffic. The shifting was never a hassle there. Just the waiting, itself, was the issue for me. Sometimes traffic was so bad you couldn't get out of first gear, anyway

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 23, 2017 12:44 AM (zc3Db)

702 699 Shep Smith is gayer than Richard Simmons in a pink leotard riding on the Astroglide float at a gay pride parade in San Francrisco...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:43 AM (e9G8E)

You need to work Jim Jay Bullock in there somehow.

Ed: Ha ha!

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 12:44 AM (W0ZYU)

703
* cries into brandy *
Posted by: mindful webworker - hey, this tastes better now! at May 23, 2017 12:35 AM (HdZcn)

Don't waste the brandy!

And Hi, MWW.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 12:44 AM (r1DzX)

704 Posted by: booknlass at May 22, 2017 10:24 PM (BrS/H)

That is so great.

Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 12:44 AM (OU4q6)

705 Shep Smith is gayer than Don Lemmon's pumps...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:44 AM (e9G8E)

706 I think that movie list, focused on the year you were born, is taking the wrong approach. It should be the year you first become self aware enough to understand movies. Somewhere around 6-7-8 or so.

So what was the first movie you remember as a kid, one that your parents took you to see?

"Gone with the wind." I didn't get much out of it except the burning of the house, still remember that.

"The Wizard of Oz" - hated it. Scary movie, and I've never liked scary movies. The flying monkeys were going to get Dorthy. Couldn't watch.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 12:45 AM (7oN1i)

707 Or for real fun a 914/6

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 12:45 AM (N7Wva)

708 Back in the early 80s I owned a '74 BMW 2002 tii. What a fun car that was. Boxy looking and all windows. Wish I still owned it.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at May 22, 2017 11:41 PM (0/1SX)

My longtime friend and landlord owned one of those, and I worked on it for him, and drove it once or twice. That was the car that gave BMW its entree to the North American marketplace. It was affordable, and every enthusiast liked it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 12:45 AM (0deF2)

709 The clerk in the office called in sick today with pink Eye. She takes care of her grandchirrens.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:45 AM (Iu5oK)

710 Aw, mannn, not only is the Horde the best collective hive-mind since the USA founders, it's also the greatest bunch of armchair philosophers and good spirits on the Internetz.

* weeps into brandy *

Okay, I'm better now.

*slugs qdpsteve's arm because it's handy *

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's the booze talking now at May 23, 2017 12:46 AM (HdZcn)

711 thanks mindful, I needed that ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2017 12:47 AM (eMKNe)

712 Back in the early 80s I owned a '74 BMW 2002 tii. What a fun car that was. Boxy looking and all windows. Wish I still owned it.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at May 22, 2017 11:41 PM (0/1SX)

My longtime friend and landlord owned one of those, and I worked on it for him, and drove it once or twice. That was the car that gave BMW its entree to the North American marketplace. It was affordable, and every enthusiast liked it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May




learned to drive a stick in one of those.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:48 AM (cPsPa)

713 Number of comments I've left tonight: 7



Number of acknowledgments of my (admittedly virtual) existence I've received tonight: 0



I'm worse than worthless.



* cries into brandy *

Posted by: mindful webworker - hey, this tastes better now! at May 23, 2017 12:35 AM (HdZcn)

You need to flash your tits to get attention here.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 12:48 AM (tHwdc)

714 Evening all. Friday is on HBO movie still is a classic

Posted by: thathalfrican - Luchini aka This Is It What at May 23, 2017 12:48 AM (/cEXt)

715 I think the first movie I ever saw was 101 Dalmatians, Pongo & Perdita and Cruella Deville.

She was a role model for me in later years.

(I used to smoke)

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:48 AM (Iu5oK)

716 @715

OH! OH! Snow White - don't eat the apple. Don't eat the apple.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 12:49 AM (7oN1i)

717 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 12:48 AM (tHwdc)

Hi Miley, how are you doing?

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 12:49 AM (r1DzX)

718 You need to flash your tits to get attention here.

Seriously?

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:49 AM (Iu5oK)

719 Please, go on.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 12:50 AM (w7KSn)

720 You need to flash your tits to get attention here.

But what if you're Jake, from State Farm?

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:51 AM (Iu5oK)

721 But what if you're Jake, from State Farm?

--

Show us your thong.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 12:51 AM (7oN1i)

722 Seriously?
Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:49 AM (Iu5oK)

*looks up at comment 715*

*decides ALH probably an 'ette*

Yes. And pics, or it didn't happen.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 12:52 AM (r1DzX)

723 Michelle Obama looked stunning today in Tiscany?!?!
https://tinyurl.com/ksfetg5

Posted by: keena at May 23, 2017 12:52 AM (RiTnx)

724 I would have liked to see Montana.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2017 12:52 AM (VdICR)

725 Shep Smith is gayer than a five-speed Harley-Davidson with belt drive...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:52 AM (e9G8E)

726 Wasn't there a song by Earth Wind and Fire, "Thing A Thong"? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2017 12:53 AM (eMKNe)

727 I love tits, they are some cute little birds.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 12:53 AM (w7KSn)

728 manuals are always more fin to drive.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:00 AM (cPsPa)

Until you get stuck in stop and go traffic with a stiff clutch pedal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 12:53 AM (0deF2)

729 Hi Miley, how are you doing?

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 12:49 AM (r1DzX)

Living, learning. Flashing my tits. Heh.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 12:53 AM (tHwdc)

730 Until you get stuck in stop and go traffic with a stiff clutch pedal.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 12:53 AM (0deF2)

Uphill.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 12:54 AM (W0ZYU)

731 Shep Smith is gayer than a rainbow flag stickiing out of Robert Mapplethorpe's arse...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:55 AM (e9G8E)

732 Living, learning. Flashing my tits. Heh.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 12:53 AM (tHwdc)

Go on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 12:55 AM (W0ZYU)

733 Until you get stuck in stop and go traffic with a stiff clutch pedal.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 12:53 AM (0deF2)

Uphill.

In the snow.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:55 AM (Iu5oK)

734 Lol.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 12:55 AM (r1DzX)

735 I'll just post this here

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/selection-du-weekend-244-40.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 12:55 AM (N7Wva)

736 You need to flash your tits to get attention here.



Seriously?

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:49 AM (Iu5oK)

Or you can be a flashy comedian. Or smart. Or something. I dunno. I go with the tease, it's the easy way.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 12:55 AM (tHwdc)

737 I've lived in SF for about 45 years and I can talk to you about manual transmissions.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 12:55 AM (w7KSn)

738 You need to flash your tits to get attention here.

Never worked for me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 12:56 AM (IcT7t)

739 The Sun is rising in Manchester right now...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 12:56 AM (e9G8E)

740
@735

Pick up the damn cigarette butts. People are such pigs.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 12:57 AM (7oN1i)

741 Speaking flashy tits, Cher went almost naked to some awards thing, wearing pasties on her nipples.

She's 71 years old. Great-Grandmother territory.

Ewww.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:57 AM (Iu5oK)

742 Miley, the Duchess: You need to flash your tits to get attention here.

Yeah, uh, my moobs ain't no Steven Amall pecs. Not the right kind of attention!

Alternate answer:

You first, darlin'.


Posted by: mindful webworker - Duke of Earl at May 23, 2017 12:58 AM (HdZcn)

743 You need to flash your tits to get attention here.



Seriously?

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 12:49 AM (Iu5oK)
Or you can be a flashy comedian. Or smart. Or something. I dunno. I go with the tease, it's the easy way.

Posted by: amy schumer at May 23, 2017 12:58 AM (r1DzX)

744 You need to flash your tits to get attention here.

Never worked for me.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 12:56 AM (IcT7t)

Well, mine are bigger than yours.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 12:58 AM (tHwdc)

745 ALH you mean the Billboard Awards. Well there were a whole lot of fashion disasters on display besides Plastic Cher.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 12:59 AM (N7Wva)

746 Well, mine are bigger than yours.

You do have a point.

OK, two points.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 12:59 AM (IcT7t)

747 700+ posts before midnight central means you have to be lucky to get noticed.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2017 12:59 AM (VdICR)

748 Uphill.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 12:54 AM (W0ZYU)



Both ways. In the snow. With cardboard in your shoes to cover the holes.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


*hasta la nite nite, horde!*

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2017 12:59 AM (v5iqM)

749 Alternate answer:



You first, darlin'.







Posted by: mindful webworker - Duke of Earl at May 23, 2017 12:58 AM (HdZcn)

Yeah, that's what they all say.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 12:59 AM (tHwdc)

750 BourbonChicken: 700+ posts before midnight central means you have to be lucky to get noticed.

I noticed that it seemed to be rather lively here, for the hour. Warming up for Memorial Day?

Posted by: mindful webworker - warm and cozy at May 23, 2017 01:00 AM (HdZcn)

751 Goodnight, Jim!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:00 AM (tHwdc)

752 Good night, Jim.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:01 AM (r1DzX)

753 I noticed that it seemed to be rather lively here, for the hour. Warming up for Memorial Day?

Posted by: mindful webworker - warm and cozy at May 23, 2017 01:00 AM (HdZcn)

I keep hearing about Memorial Day - more teasing?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:01 AM (tHwdc)

754 Lively?

Check out the thread on how 'conceptual penises' lead to global warming

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 01:02 AM (N7Wva)

755 Cars with awd have to have tires with similar diameters. Audis are among the worst for tight tolerances. If you have a fair amount of wear on your tires and try to put one new tire on with three worn tires it is going to put a lot of stress on your differential and repairing or replacing that is going to be a lot more expensive than the tires.

he would be stupid not to do it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 12:09 AM (cPsPa)

Concur. If you want the advantages of AWD, then you have to take the disadvantages, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:02 AM (0deF2)

756 Memorial day is when we do the drunk blogging, am I right?

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 01:02 AM (7oN1i)

757 Alternate answer:

Demonstrate it for me.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 01:02 AM (Iu5oK)

758 "Check out the thread on how 'conceptual penises' lead to global warming"

What if I say no?

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 01:02 AM (w7KSn)

759 I keep hearing about Memorial Day - more teasing?

I was there.

There was no teasing.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 01:03 AM (IcT7t)

760 Memorial Day? I can finally puts away snowblower until Labor Day!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 01:03 AM (e9G8E)

761 What if I say no?

You'll miss out on Bigus Dickus and Zardoz among other things

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 01:03 AM (N7Wva)

762 Memorial day is when we do the drunk blogging, am I right?
Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 01:02 AM (7oN1i)

Well, technically the drunk blogging only occurs on days ending in "Y".

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:04 AM (r1DzX)

763 *I was there.

There was no teasing.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 01:03 AM (IcT7t)*

This is true.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:05 AM (r1DzX)

764 Well, technically the drunk blogging only occurs on days ending in "Y".
Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:04 AM (r1DzX)

It only occurs on days ending in cleavage?

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:05 AM (W0ZYU)

765 Big antique auction on Memorial Day the next town over. Lots of pretties. Guns, jewelry, antique furniture. We like to go watch, and sometimes we find something we just can't live without.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 01:05 AM (Iu5oK)

766 OK. I am just fine with that.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 01:06 AM (w7KSn)

767 "Y" isn't cleavage.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 01:07 AM (Iu5oK)

768 ( Y )

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 01:08 AM (N7Wva)

769 It only occurs on days ending in cleavage?
Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:05 AM (W0ZYU)

Yeah, stupid typing on my part.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:08 AM (r1DzX)

770 AOP, wow, you know your car history.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2017 12:41 AM (eMKNe)

Hey, visit Peon Manor some time, and you can drive car history. Not all of them, but a varied selection for sure.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:08 AM (0deF2)

771 So the infamous so-called Memorial Day blogging, is this an all-day thing, or relegated to the ONT? Is it Memorial Day Eve, ie the Sunday night ONT? Does it begin at midnight?


Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:10 AM (tHwdc)

772 Hey, I was teaching for the joke. I'll admit it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:10 AM (W0ZYU)

773 Posted by: keena at May 23, 2017 12:52 AM (RiTnx)

Horrid. Used to be a sign of respect in Italy when you went into a church you never did so with bare shoulders. But hey, Mooch.

Honestly that article is worse than anything a US reporter has written in terms of adoration. And she looked just like Mooch -- a possible good idea gone bad.

Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 01:10 AM (OU4q6)

774 "Reaching"

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:10 AM (W0ZYU)

775
Horrid. Used to be a sign of respect in Italy when you went into a church you never did so with bare shoulders. But hey, Mooch.

Honestly that article is worse than anything a US reporter has written in terms of adoration. And she looked just like Mooch -- a possible good idea gone bad.
Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 01:10 AM (OU4q6)

I am sure Michelle will follow it up by walking up the Scala Sancta as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:13 AM (W0ZYU)

776 *So the infamous so-called Memorial Day blogging, is this an all-day thing, or relegated to the ONT? Is it Memorial Day Eve, ie the Sunday night ONT? Does it begin at midnight?

Inquiring minds want to know.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:10 AM (tHwdc)*

Miley, start your warmup on the Friday ONT. We'll letbyou know when we've had enough.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:13 AM (r1DzX)

777 Concur. If you want the advantages of AWD, then you have to take the disadvantages, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May




Yeah, AOP agrees with me so I must be right. so there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:14 AM (cPsPa)

778 Screw West Side Story.

Guns of Navarone, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 101 Dalmations, The Parent Trap, Gidget Goes Hawaiian.

Now THAT'S...a fuckin' movie list!

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 23, 2017 01:14 AM (jETL9)

779 Jimmy Stewart Movies:

Jimmy Stewart played the murderer in one of the Thin Man movies.

Another piece of Jimmy Stewart trivia, this one about his Westerns. In every Western, he always rode the same horse. The horse's real name was Pie, and if you watch his Westerns closely, you'll see the same white marking on the muzzle of his horse. I heard him talk about Pie on Johnny Carson. Supposedly, he was the only one who rode Pie, even though he didn't own him.

Posted by: RickZ at May 23, 2017 01:14 AM (aPEpX)

780 Miley! What's a nice lady like you doing in a place like this?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:15 AM (cPsPa)

781 Shopgirl, you forgot the Sound of Music.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 01:15 AM (Iu5oK)

782 Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:13 AM (W0ZYU)

I thought it was on the knees. And a back view of that is too much for any country.

Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 01:17 AM (OU4q6)

783 Miley, start your warmup on the Friday ONT. We'll letbyou know when we've had enough.





Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:13 AM (r1DzX)

Enough? I always like to be told when there's been enough of me.
It keeps me humble. A dose of humility is good for the soul. A real impact on the soul, and all that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:18 AM (tHwdc)

784 Four guys ripping crystallized antibodies off Raquel Welch

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 01:18 AM (N7Wva)

785 Shopgirl, you forgot the Sound of Music.

That's the one that starts like this?

https://youtu.be/bwc1Kbv9dVY

(sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 01:19 AM (IcT7t)

786 Miley! What's a nice lady like you doing in a place like this?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:15 AM (cPsPa)


I'm not a nice lady. But I appreciate the thought.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:19 AM (tHwdc)

787 I spent the entire afternoon doing some maintenance on my '08 Suburban. Took all four of the alloy wheels off, and using an abrasive disc mounted in an electric drill, cleaned the mounting surface of each wheel, and of the brake rotor where it seats. Because I had a wheel come loose a while ago, and apparently alloy wheels get a buildup of corrosion on the seating surface, and that buildup then crumbles, and makes the lugs come loose. According to my local tire guy, who is a reliable source.

So I did that, and remounted the wheels, and torqued the lug nuts to 110 foot-pounds. Also lubed the front end while the wheels were off, because I could. Then I got my rug shampooer out, and cleaned the front seats, and rubber floor mats, which were thickly caked with mud from the last wellsite in November. Got enough dog hair off the passenger seat to knit another dog. It isn't "eat off it" clean, but a vast improvement. Then took it to the car wash, and hosed it off. Looks pretty good for a nine year old ex-cop truck.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:20 AM (0deF2)

788 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:18 AM (tHwdc)

Heh, hope you're not too disappointed come June 1st.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:21 AM (r1DzX)

789 "I spent the entire afternoon doing some maintenance on my '08 Suburban. "

Are you bragging or complaining?

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 01:22 AM (w7KSn)

790 Four guys ripping crystallized antibodies off Raquel Welch

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2017 01:18 AM (N7Wva)

Couldn't one just lick them off?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:22 AM (0deF2)

791 I'm not a nice lady. But I appreciate the thought.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



doesn't explain what you are doing here.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:22 AM (cPsPa)

792 I put the laundry away before I went to work.

Not as big a chore as Alberta's.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 01:22 AM (Iu5oK)

793
I thought it was on the knees. And a back view of that is too much for any country.
Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 01:17 AM (OU4q6)

No one walks the Scala Sancta. Jesus supposedly walked up them when he was condemned to die. The only way a man goes up them is on his knees. That's tradition, anyway.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:23 AM (W0ZYU)

794 Miley, you know the history of the Memorial Day Thread?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:23 AM (cPsPa)

795 Heh, hope you're not too disappointed come June 1st.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:21 AM (r1DzX)


Oh, disappointment and I are well acquainted.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:24 AM (tHwdc)

796 Nope Mis..., no meal for me. Well, a few beers.
They have these deep-fried things at a particular HEB. Like eggrolls with refried beans. Sounds crazy, I know, but a saucer of BBQ sauce...

Salads, lots of salads.

I guess I'll wait for the morning, but am hungry, a little.
All is well. Hi y'all. Grammie around evermore?
Bless you all.

Posted by: micky at May 23, 2017 01:25 AM (dF9Lb)

797 794 Miley, you know the history of the Memorial Day Thread?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:23 AM (cPsPa)

Does it involve a poor mountaineer who barely kept his family fed?

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 01:25 AM (Iu5oK)

798 Are you bragging or complaining?

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 01:22 AM (w7KSn)

Complaining that I had to do it; and bragging that I successfully did it? Yes, I guess.

It was a nice day, and I drank two beers while performing that onerous task.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:25 AM (0deF2)

799
I'm not a nice lady. But I appreciate the thought.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May







doesn't explain what you are doing here.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:22 AM (cPsPa)

Being drunk and obnoxious. Just getting warmed up.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:25 AM (tHwdc)

800 Miley, you know the history of the Memorial Day Thread?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:23 AM (cPsPa)

Someone said it was about butt stuff. I dunno.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:26 AM (tHwdc)

801 Are you bragging or complaining?

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 01:22 AM (w7KSn)

Complaining that I had to do it; and bragging that I successfully did it? Yes, I guess.

It was a nice day, and I drank two beers while performing that onerous task.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May




heh. was going to say I am impressed that you could and did do all that and glad that it was not me.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:27 AM (cPsPa)

802 Enough? I always like to be told when there's been enough of me.
It keeps me humble. A dose of humility is good for the soul. A real impact on the soul, and all that.
---
well, anything more than a mouthful is a waste...


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 01:29 AM (y0RA4)

803 I think it's starting to rain outside.

Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 01:29 AM (Iu5oK)

804 Congratulations, AOP.

There is no way in heck I would even start such a project.

The secret of life is to know when you are in over your depth.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 01:29 AM (w7KSn)

805
Someone said it was about butt stuff. I dunno.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



well the main problem was that someone let a thread run for days and thousands of comments and the thread achieved something along the lines of critical mass or sentience or some combination thereof, then it got ugly or fun.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:29 AM (cPsPa)

806 * staggers back up to feet *

"KHHHAAAAANNNNN!!!"

* Breaks leg off coffee table. *

* Swings at pinata *

* Realizes there is no pinata *

* Collapses in bed *

* Tragically, unbalanced coffee table tumps drinks out *

Posted by: mindful webworker - peace at last at May 23, 2017 01:30 AM (HdZcn)

807 well, anything more than a mouthful is a waste...




Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 01:29 AM (y0RA4)


Yeah, I'm a wasted resource. Tell me about it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:30 AM (tHwdc)

808 Being drunk and obnoxious. Just getting warmed up.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:25 AM (tHwdc)

---
hey now!

that's MY gig, damnit!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 01:31 AM (y0RA4)

809 The secret of life is to know when you are in over your depth.

Posted by: navybrat at May




yep. man has got to know his limitations. like when you have had enough Miley. Let you know when we get there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:31 AM (cPsPa)

810 Okay, see y'all later. Take good care.

Posted by: micky at May 23, 2017 01:31 AM (dF9Lb)

811 well the main problem was that someone let a thread
run for days and thousands of comments and the thread achieved something
along the lines of critical mass or sentience or some combination
thereof, then it got ugly or fun.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:29 AM (cPsPa)


Oooh, just thread rot, then...eww.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:31 AM (tHwdc)

812 *well, anything more than a mouthful is a waste...*

I have never understood those words spoken in that order.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:31 AM (r1DzX)

813 Oh, disappointment and I are well acquainted.

I didn't know you'd given me a nickname. How sweet of you.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 01:32 AM (IcT7t)

814
I have never understood those words spoken in that order.
Posted by: tbodie at May




well, only girls with small boobs say it so

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:32 AM (cPsPa)

815 hey now!

that's MY gig, damnit!



Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 01:31 AM (y0RA4)

Heartless, move over - I'm elbowing my way in.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:33 AM (tHwdc)

816 Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:23 AM (W0ZYU)

That's my understanding as well.

I guess I thought you said walk up. No matter.

It doesn't matter. She didn't do it. And I was in no hurry to see a zillion pics of her backside.

Every time I see them globe trotting I just think of the security costs we have to pay .... forever.

Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 01:33 AM (OU4q6)

817 And I've got elbows to spare.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:33 AM (tHwdc)

818 "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty
is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of
justice is no virtue! Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ)


Today's GOP should take heed."


They didn't heed it when he said it, why would they now?

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 23, 2017 01:34 AM (ggtda)

819 I've got elbows to spare.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




you know the rule, pics or it didn't happen

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:34 AM (cPsPa)

820 yep. man has got to know his limitations. like when you have had enough Miley. Let you know when we get there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:31 AM (cPsPa)


Oh, I do wear out my welcome. Ask - well, anybody who's been worn out.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:34 AM (tHwdc)

821 heh. was going to say I am impressed that you could and did do all that and glad that it was not me.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:27 AM (cPsPa)

Well, having a wheel come loose is scary stuff. Lost one (from this same set) once. No wreck resulted, but I came close to soiling a set of tighty-whities. And when I transferred this set of wheels to the '08, I had one come loose a few months ago. Had to stop, and lacking the right lug wrench, was trying to tighten them with Vise Grips when another guy driving a GM pickup came by and let me use his wheel wrench.

You can bet I will be checking the torque on wheel bolts very carefully here on in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:35 AM (0deF2)

822 Oh, I do wear out my welcome. Ask - well, anybody who's been worn out.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



well then we will make it a race, who wears out their welcome first?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:36 AM (cPsPa)

823 Oh, disappointment and I are well acquainted.

I didn't know you'd given me a nickname. How sweet of you.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 01:32 AM (IcT7t)

Blanco, sweetheart, I would never.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:36 AM (tHwdc)

824 Hey horde, I just had an infuriating encounter with Sony and want to twitter blast them into oblivion, but... uh I have no twitter presence, do not understand twitter, and am basically screaming into the abyss. Any help?

Posted by: Lauren at May 23, 2017 01:37 AM (0+WqK)

825 And I've got elbows to spare.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:33 AM (tHwdc)

There's a distinct scarcity here. Can I send you a ticket?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:37 AM (0deF2)

826 AOP, a real Mini is one of my dream cars. Another is a bug-eye Sprite.

My first car (thank, Dad) was a '73 Honda AN600 sedan. Kinda a Japanese Mini. Loads of fun, but lacking in oomph.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 23, 2017 01:37 AM (LMcFk)

827 *Oh, I do wear out my welcome. Ask - well, anybody who's been worn out.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:34 AM (tHwdc)*

Admittedly all i know about you is some percentage of what you have told us about yourself, but i don't see you as the type to wear out a welcome.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:37 AM (r1DzX)

828
Well, having a wheel come loose is scary stuff. Lost one (from this same set) once. No wreck resulted, but I came close to soiling a set of tighty-whities. And when I transferred this set of wheels to the '08, I had one come loose a few months ago. Had to stop, and lacking the right lug wrench, was trying to tighten them with Vise Grips when another guy driving a GM pickup came by and let me use his wheel wrench.

You can bet I will be checking the torque on wheel bolts very carefully here on in.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May



pretty sure this makes you the man

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:37 AM (cPsPa)

829 "...Any help?"

Hmmm. Thinking about it.

No.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 01:38 AM (w7KSn)

830 well, only girls with small boobs say it so

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:32 AM (cPsPa)

I read that the perfect boob size fit in a champagne glass. That was before flutes, of course.

I would need a brandy snifter.

Sexy, right?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:38 AM (tHwdc)

831 Night all

Posted by: thathalfrican - Luchini aka This Is It What at May 23, 2017 01:38 AM (/cEXt)

832 Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 01:33 AM (OU4q6)

I was just making a veiled reference to Michelle and the God-Kings opinion of themselves and western traditions when I said she might walk up the stairs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:38 AM (W0ZYU)

833 Blanco, sweetheart, I would never.

I know. I just did it for the lulz.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 01:38 AM (IcT7t)

834 night thathalfrican



Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:39 AM (cPsPa)

835 well then we will make it a race, who wears out their welcome first?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:36 AM (cPsPa)



You're on! I still have a fair amount of bourbon in this bottle.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:40 AM (tHwdc)

836 "

Hmmm. Thinking about it.

No."

...ok.

Posted by: Lauren at May 23, 2017 01:40 AM (0+WqK)

837 You're on! I still have a fair amount of bourbon in this bottle.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:40 AM (tHwdc)

So, what's your poison of choice?

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:41 AM (r1DzX)

838 I would need a brandy snifter.

Sexy, right?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




how's that going to work? happy to help you try and make it work but the geometry is throwing me. was thinking more of a margarita glass.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:41 AM (cPsPa)

839 And I've got elbows to spare.



Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:33 AM (tHwdc)



There's a distinct scarcity here. Can I send you a ticket?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:37 AM (0deF2)

Give me time to work my way through this bottle. And I may take you up on that offer.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:42 AM (tHwdc)

840 Admittedly all i know about you is some percentage
of what you have told us about yourself, but i don't see you as the type
to wear out a welcome.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:37 AM (r1DzX)


You wouldn't think so, would you? Lie is just full of surprises.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:43 AM (tHwdc)

841 Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:38 AM (W0ZYU)

Excellent. I was too slow to get it.

With those two ....I just can't. And they probably will never ever go away. They have no real home or attachments or friends apparently. I suppose they will just wander the world, popping in here and there, as "guests of".

Some sort of depraved F. Scott Fitzgerald thing.

Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 01:43 AM (OU4q6)

842 So, what's your poison of choice?

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:41 AM (r1DzX)

Alcohol.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:44 AM (tHwdc)

843 You wouldn't think so, would you? Lie is just full of surprises.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




sole anything with half a bottle of bourbon and a round of spanking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:44 AM (cPsPa)

844 solve

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:45 AM (cPsPa)

845 how's that going to work? happy to help you try and
make it work but the geometry is throwing me. was thinking more of a
margarita glass.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:41 AM (cPsPa)

That would be much better, thank you.

May I empty the glass of the margarita before I put my boob in it?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:45 AM (tHwdc)

846 I would need a brandy snifter.

Sexy, right?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:38 AM (tHwdc)


Better than twin tureens, darlin'

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2017 01:45 AM (mkDpn)

847 solve anything with half a bottle of bourbon and a round of spanking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:44 AM (cPsPa)


I do need a spanking. I don't know what's wrong with me - perhaps that would solve my problem.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:47 AM (tHwdc)

848 AOP, a real Mini is one of my dream cars. Another is a bug-eye Sprite.

My first car (thank, Dad) was a '73 Honda AN600 sedan. Kinda a Japanese Mini. Loads of fun, but lacking in oomph.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 23, 2017 01:37 AM (LMcFk)

I never owned a real Mini, but I did have its big brother, an Austin 1100. A touch bigger, with Pinin Farina styling, and "hydrolastic" suspension instead of rubber cones. Hydrolastic linked the front and rear "springs", really they were airbags, together in such a way that pitching moments caused by road irregularities were much reduced. A little econobox with a Cadillac-like ride, and it could corner with the best. City traffic, 30 MPH speed limit, I simply didn't have to brake for corners; it went around them like it was on rails. It was like being in a grown-up slot car.

Engine and transmission were pure Mini, except the engine had a few more cubes displacement. Transmission lived in the oil sump of the engine, and was lubed by engine oil. Quite a marvel of packaging, viewed from a 1960's perspective.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:47 AM (0deF2)

849 Or, you know, Tom and Jerry mixing bowls.

I'm just spit wadding on my inability to sleep, you know.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2017 01:47 AM (mkDpn)

850 That would be much better, thank you.

May I empty the glass of the margarita before I put my boob in it?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



well, a gentleman never wants his guest to be uncomfortable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:47 AM (cPsPa)

851
*Alcohol.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:44 AM (tHwdc)*

Fair enough.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:48 AM (r1DzX)

852 Better than twin tureens, darlin'


Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2017 01:45 AM (mkDpn)

Tureens? No.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:48 AM (tHwdc)

853 43 Nevada's current embarrassment, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, wants to mandate "diversity" throughout the U.S. Senate.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13438
Posted by: The Political Hat at May 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vBeA5)

"No Dogs"...

Watch it, jumping bean!

Posted by: Maxine Waters at May 23, 2017 01:49 AM (6wURk)

854
Or, you know, Tom and Jerry mixing bowls.

I'm just spit wadding on my inability to sleep, you know.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2017 01:47 AM (mkDpn)


I'm just postponing nightmares, myself.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:49 AM (tHwdc)

855 I do need a spanking. I don't know what's wrong with me - perhaps that would solve my problem.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



you've got problems I've got solutions.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:49 AM (cPsPa)

856 well, a gentleman never wants his guest to be uncomfortable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:47 AM (cPsPa)

I wouldn't want to waste a good margarita.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:50 AM (tHwdc)

857 you've got problems I've got solutions.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:49 AM (cPsPa)


Promises, promises....

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:51 AM (tHwdc)

858 I'm sorry to hear that Miley.

I'm pissed off and too wound up. The hot muggy weather isn't helping any.

Stress gives some people nightmares. For me it makes me puke in the mornings and unable to get any rest.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2017 01:52 AM (mkDpn)

859 Here's a pic of an Austin 1100:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l66ekfd

They also made a 1300, marketed as the Austin America, with basically the same design.

They are damn hard to find, now, and if one ever comes my way, I will snag it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:53 AM (0deF2)

860
Some sort of depraved F. Scott Fitzgerald thing.
Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 01:43 AM (OU4q6)

Exactly... except for the passionate romance.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:53 AM (W0ZYU)

861 Fuck it. Tired but don't wanna sleep yet. Guess I'll bullshit with you reprobates.

I see spanking, booze and shoving tits into glasses is on the table.

Posted by: thathalfrican - back at it at May 23, 2017 01:54 AM (/cEXt)

862 They are a bloodless, chilly couple.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:54 AM (W0ZYU)

863 G'night everyone. Been up since 6 AM Germany time, need to get some sleep before I go into work tomorrow and start filing my final expense report with these guys.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 01:54 AM (IcT7t)

864 Promises, promises....
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



yeah sure, lots of brave talk until you are hauled over a knee after an evening trying on margarita glasses.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:54 AM (cPsPa)

865 You know that you can always give me a call, Miley.

Yes, it is after ten EST, but I'd like to hear from you.

"Frank's" phone took a shit on him and I'd like to have a voice in my ear right now.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 01:55 AM (6gk0M)

866
I'm sorry to hear that Miley.

I'm pissed off and too wound up. The hot muggy weather isn't helping any.

Stress gives some people nightmares. For me it makes me puke in the mornings and unable to get any rest.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2017 01:52 AM (mkDpn)

Meh, I'm just feeling sorry for myself. But I may find out what my job performance looks like with a hangover. I do love a challenge.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:55 AM (tHwdc)

867
yeah sure, lots of brave talk until you are hauled over a knee after an evening trying on margarita glasses.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:54 AM (cPsPa)

Puts a whole new spin on the term "beer goggles".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:56 AM (0deF2)

868 *I see spanking, booze and shoving tits into glasses is on the table.
Posted by: thathalfrican - back at it at May 23, 2017 01:54 AM (/cEXt)*

*imagine Asian voice*

This. Is. ONT!

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:57 AM (r1DzX)

869 They also made a 1300, marketed as the Austin America, with basically the same design.

They are damn hard to find, now, and if one ever comes my way, I will snag it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May




driving a suburban on three wheels was not enough of a white knuckle experience for you? you want to get blown off the road by every car that passes you?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:57 AM (cPsPa)

870 You know that you can always give me a call, Miley.



Yes, it is after ten EST, but I'd like to hear from you.





Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 01:55 AM (6gk0M)

Invite to call Slapweasel after 10 pm? How on earth could a girl pass on that offer?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 01:58 AM (tHwdc)

871 spanking, booze and shoving tits into glasses is on the table.
Posted by: thathalfrican - back at it at May 23, 2017 01:54 AM (/cEXt)*

*imagine Asian voice*

This. Is. ONT!
Posted by: tbodie at May




gentlemen, yes it is. the way ont was meant to be.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:59 AM (cPsPa)

872 Lol tbodie right on. But if that's what's on the table I'm for all of them.

Posted by: thathalfrican - back at it at May 23, 2017 01:59 AM (/cEXt)

873 Invite to call Slapweasel after 10 pm? How on earth could a girl pass on that offer?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




so you know, you will be doing him a favor. he usually pays a dollar a minute for those calls.



kidding!

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 02:00 AM (cPsPa)

874 Wassup Slap

Posted by: thathalfrican - back at it at May 23, 2017 02:00 AM (/cEXt)

875 y'all are swapping digits on the ont? what the hell, I hardly even get a good night. everyone is calling and making plans and probably sexting and I barely ever even get a good night.


well I never.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 02:02 AM (cPsPa)

876 Y5. Some days you're statue and other days you're the pigeon. Tonight you may be the statue

Posted by: thathalfrican - back at it at May 23, 2017 02:03 AM (/cEXt)

877 driving a suburban on three wheels was not enough of a white knuckle experience for you? you want to get blown off the road by every car that passes you?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 01:57 AM (cPsPa)

That 1100 clung to the road like it was painted on it. I got it from a friend who wrapped it around a tree in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, by driving it insanely fast, and skidding on wet leaves. I paid a whole hundred dollars for it, straightened it out, and put all new bearings in the transmission. That sucker was amazing to drive; front wheel drive, in an era when front wheel drive was very exotic, and that hydrolastic suspension really helped it cling to the road.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 02:04 AM (0deF2)

878 thathalfrican - back at it at May




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 02:04 AM (cPsPa)

879 That 1100 clung to the road like it was painted on it. I got it from a friend who wrapped it around a tree in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, by driving it insanely fast, and skidding on wet leaves. I paid a whole hundred dollars for it, straightened it out, and put all new bearings in the transmission. That sucker was amazing to drive; front wheel drive, in an era when front wheel drive was very exotic, and that hydrolastic suspension really helped it cling to the road.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May




huh. would not have guessed that was the case. very cool.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 02:05 AM (cPsPa)

880 Goodnight yankeefifth!

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 02:06 AM (r1DzX)

881 Goodnight yankeefifth!

Posted by: tbodie at May




heh. smartass.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 02:06 AM (cPsPa)

882 huh. would not have guessed that was the case. very cool.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 23, 2017 02:05 AM (cPsPa)

If you ever get the chance to drive an 1100, or 1300, do it. I guarantee it will put a big grin on your face. Like a go-kart for grownups.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 02:07 AM (0deF2)

883 *heh. smartass.*

Thanks.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 02:09 AM (r1DzX)

884 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight. Hope to be back soon...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2017 02:09 AM (eMKNe)

885 Ok now it's time. It's raining outside, it's cold and I've got the window cracked.

Perfect sleeping weather. It could use a few more beautiful women but hey I'm not greedy

Posted by: thathalfrican - back at it at May 23, 2017 02:09 AM (/cEXt)

886 And I am going to go to bed. Client meeting tomorrow; looks like I will be going back to work for a spell. Got to rise and shine in the morning.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 02:10 AM (0deF2)

887 Someone passed me today on the bypass driving a 1960 Ford Sedan. It was a bit bruised and battered, but man, did that car look just fine.

I'm going to need to get me an old vehicle. One with a bench seat and a bigass steering wheel, and lots of lovely room. I'd look awfully good driving that much style.

And, I'll bet the boy's hockey gear would fit nicely in the trunk.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 23, 2017 02:14 AM (NXsWM)

888 Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 01:53 AM (W0ZYU)

Most decidedly without.

BTW, in that article it said they arrived via private jet, "accompanied by 6 fighter jets and a 13 car motorcade (probably Michelle's luggage of ripped jeans and off the shoulder tops)" Curious about who provides (pays for) the fighter jets, and the motorcade.

Posted by: gracepc at May 23, 2017 02:17 AM (OU4q6)

889 Night qdpsteve & thathalfrican.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 02:17 AM (r1DzX)

890 And good luck AoP.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 02:18 AM (r1DzX)

891 *I'm going to need to get me an old vehicle. One with a bench seat and a bigass steering wheel, and lots of lovely room. I'd look awfully good driving that much style.

And, I'll bet the boy's hockey gear would fit nicely in the trunk.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May*

My folks bought a brand new 1974 LTD. We put more stuff in that cars trunk than i could fit in any car i have owned.

They don't make them like they used to.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 02:21 AM (r1DzX)

892 our new kitteh, who has been hiding since he came home Caturday, just came in and explored the high altitude cat perch here in Asshole Central.

he didn't stay, but methinks he's acclimating to his new AO.

he still won't go outside for a few weeks, though.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 02:26 AM (y0RA4)

893 Show us your thong.

Posted by: Filleus T. Fantum at May 23, 2017 12:51 AM (7oN1i)

That sounds hideous.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 23, 2017 02:37 AM (8iiMU)

894 Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 01:57 AM (r1DzX)

Heh, that made me chuckle

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 02:38 AM (ZTRlp)

895 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2017 01:47 AM (0deF2)

My dad had an Austin America, which, I believe, is basically an Austin 1100. I was too young to know or care about the technical details. I thought the day-glo orange plastic Donald Duck he mounted as a hood ornament was the coolest thing in the world, though.

My only foray into British car ownership, thus far, was a '73 MG BGT. Quite the fun car, and I was able to keep it running, most of the time. The demands of a growing family, alas, required more practical transportation...

Still wouldn't mind a Mini or Bug-eye. Unfortunately sometime in the early 90's, IIRC a lot of the British cars got bought up by Brits and shipped back across the pond, causing prices to skyrocket.

If you haven't already, check out the Youtube series "The Binky Project" Two Brits doing unspeakable things to a Mini (swapping in engine and running gear from a Celica GT), but doing them with impeccable craftsmanship and ingenuity.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 23, 2017 02:38 AM (LMcFk)

896 Heh, AOP already mentioned the Austin America, and then went off to bed, all while I was writiing my post. Things move fast in the ONT, even ~900 posts in.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 23, 2017 02:42 AM (LMcFk)

897 OK, needing to take a break from today's depressing news of relentless Islamic terrorism, I sat down to watch a movie this evening, and chose one from the pile of DVDs -- my goal being to find some film that was as far away from today's news as possible.

Oh, here's some weird comedy starring Tom Hanks about holograms. That'll do the trick -- comedy, Tom Hanks, holograms -- nothing even remotely Muslim about that. nosirree.

W.

T.

F.


The very first scene of this "film" has Hanks on a plane to Saudi Arabia completely surrounded by Arabs chanting Muslim prayers. And then he lands -- and the entire film takes place in Saudi Arabia, and Tom Hanks is the only character who ISN'T Muslim!

The whole fuckin' movie was Muslim Muslim Muslim Muslim Muslim, and it had only the barest hints of humor in it.

Then I read the spoilers online halfway through and learned that Tom Hanks, at the end of the film, MOVES to Saudi Arabia permanently and never returns to America!

And the final nail in the coffin: It was based on a book by Dave Eggers, Emperor of Pretentious Assholes.

Basically, I chose the worst possible film for tonight.

Advice: Never ever watch a 2016 film called "A Hologram for the King." Horrific.

Luckily, it was a box-office disaster, I was happy to later learn. Good.

Posted by: zombie at May 23, 2017 02:55 AM (DQ4Fv)

898 Also, that "moon on the water" photo at the top is all kinds of wrong. The moon in just coming out of a lunar eclipse, but the edge that is brightening is pointing down toward the horizon, at night -- nuh uh. Also, at the horizon like that, there is always atmospheric distortion, so it wouldn't look perfectly round. In other words: Photoshop.

Posted by: zombie at May 23, 2017 02:59 AM (DQ4Fv)

899 The sidebar about SF not belonging to us? One trip to zombie's site to see what SF has been up to for the past 10 years or so should have clued you in sooner than today.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 23, 2017 03:21 AM (NXsWM)

900 I'm up and at it

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2017 03:32 AM (Ot7+c)

901 781 Shopgirl, you forgot the Sound of Music.
Posted by: ALH at May 23, 2017 01:15 AM


No I didn't. The list is of movies from 1961. SOM 's a few years later.

Miley: The breast-fits-a-champagne-glass originated with Marie Antoinette. That's a mold of her breast that's used.

I prefer flutes -- guessing that THAT was Lord Byron's dick, as model.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 23, 2017 03:34 AM (jETL9)

902 The sidebar about SF not belonging to us? One trip to zombie's site to see what SF has been up to for the past 10 years or so should have clued you in sooner than today.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 23, 2017 03:21 AM (NXsWM)


It may just be a difference between those who are de facto not Americans, and those who are de jure not Americans.

May seem like a small difference, but it is a big one.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2017 03:40 AM (vBeA5)

903 >>Posted by: Shopgirl at May 23, 2017 03:34 AM (jETL9)

A boob with that long of stem, eh gadz

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 04:01 AM (ZTRlp)

904 Word is Trump is about to propose massive federal budget cuts to the tune of 2 and half trillion dollars.

Wanna bet the GOP says nahhh bro...

This supposed non-conservative has tried to govern more conservatively than Reagan.

The GOP is full of useless cunts.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 23, 2017 04:03 AM (9A6UB)

905 Id of suicide bomber has been made but haven't seen a picture. Won't suprise me if its a second generation Muzzy.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2017 04:20 AM (Ot7+c)

906 The stem is not part of the breast (or penis, per my Byron theory), you goof.

It was added so that the champagne wouldn't lose its chill from the heat of the hand holding it.

What you did with the model thereof: no stem required.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 23, 2017 04:21 AM (jETL9)

907 Any new info on the Manchester 'Incident'?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 23, 2017 04:23 AM (ycWCI)

908 Mornin'

Saw that Fake News about the Melania hand slap.

After watching the entire clip instead of the 12-second clip the lying MFM is using, it's clear that there was some momentary confusion over the boarding protocol-Melania thought she was riding in one of the other two copters, and she and PDT did that "see you later" low-five thing. It's actually kind of cute. Then a few moments later one of the men guides Melania back with PDT's group because she was in fact riding in the same copter.

No scandal, just Fake News.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 23, 2017 04:34 AM (ul9CR)

909 Been watching ( or mostly hearing) BBC news, there was a long interview with a woman eyewitness. Bomb was after concert was over and outside seating area.Reports are a suicide bomber but no public ID yet but it seems police know who he was.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2017 04:44 AM (Ot7+c)

910 @909

Of course the police knew who he was.

He was probably under surveillance or was brought in for questioning and released previously.

This is the end result of allowing the scorpion into your house.

Western democracies are in the process of committing suicide and nothing is going to deter them from that mission

Posted by: Kreplach at May 23, 2017 04:50 AM (9A6UB)

911 So, what did I miss?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 04:59 AM (tHwdc)

912 So, what did I miss?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 04:59 AM (tHwdc)

-----

spanking, booze and shoving tits into glasses is on the table.

Posted by: thathalfrican - back at it at May 23, 2017 01:54 AM (/cEXt)*


In other words, the usual.

Posted by: RickZ at May 23, 2017 05:09 AM (aPEpX)

913 Looking at the cause of death at the top, I'd expect in some of our big cities murder ranks higher. Since in a city like Chicago, there is little chance that you will ever be caught killing someone. (about 12%)

Posted by: Colin at May 23, 2017 05:53 AM (ALbVH)

914 "Since in a city like Chicago, there is little chance that you will ever be caught killing someone. (about 12%) "

If you were looking at the clearance rate from Hey Jackass that includes Police Involved shootings and other justifiable homicides. The clearance rate for murder alone is a smaller percentage.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 23, 2017 05:57 AM (d76uN)

915 Word is Trump is about to propose massive federal budget cuts to the tune of 2 and half trillion dollars.

Probably twice as much as he needs to cut. Interesting negotiating position. Ask for more, 'settle' for exactly what you need.

I wonder if any Republicans have ever thought of this?

/ yeah, right

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 23, 2017 05:58 AM (HTdUD)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 23, 2017 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

917 North Korea needs some liquid sunshine...

In addition, the same Internet connection was used to install an early version of WannaCry on two computers and to communicate with a tool that destroyed files at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The U.S. government and private companies have accused North Korea in the 2014 Sony attack.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 23, 2017 06:02 AM (HTdUD)

918 If you were looking at the clearance rate from Hey
Jackass that includes Police Involved shootings and other justifiable
homicides. The clearance rate for murder alone is a smaller percentage.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 23, 2017 05:57 AM (d76uN)

Yeah, I would have guessed that is true. I wonder what the real percentages of someone getting caught is. Unless you shot someone in front of the police, your free and clear. In my area they seem to have very few unsolved murders, but I live in a small town, and not many shootings to investigate anyway.

Posted by: Colin at May 23, 2017 06:04 AM (ALbVH)

919 "Western democracies are in the process of committing suicide and nothing is going to deter them from that mission" Posted by: Kreplach

It is murder.

Using the Marxist critical theory weapon, aka PC Religion that breaks Western Civ in pieces. The globalists that rule US force their religion into schools and all the institutions. They have the deep state government and MSM coordinating in the attack, with Democrats and other useful idiots all accomplices.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 23, 2017 06:10 AM (TmCOq)

920 Posted by: Colin at May 23, 2017 06:04 AM (ALbVH)

For this years total subtract 7 then do the percentage. There is a pie chart that goes along with the clearance rate.

So far 4 Police involved and 3 self defense. Remember Hey Jackass also includes suspect charged in the initial clearance rate. They don't track, to my knowledge, those that actually get convicted in those murders.

The best guess I could muster comes from a Friend who retired from the Illinois State Police a couple of years ago. He worked in the Chicago area.

His thoughts that were that less than 5 percent of all murders were honestly cleared. So the chance of getting caught is so small as to be worth the risk.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 23, 2017 06:13 AM (d76uN)

921 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2017 06:16 AM (u82oZ)

922 Hiya, Salty. Long time no see. How are you?

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 06:24 AM (sBOL1)

923 Morning, Horde.

Can we get 1000?

Posted by: fluffy at May 23, 2017 06:29 AM (jw2Xw)

924 Morning....

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 23, 2017 06:30 AM (lLOfk)

925 My guess is no.

Posted by: fluffy at May 23, 2017 06:30 AM (jw2Xw)

926 "hand slap".."losers" comment...making the rounds on the social media circuit...

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 23, 2017 06:31 AM (lLOfk)

927 From Drudge: Maxine has her mic cut off during a speech about guess what? (hint, 45) I noticed that the audience was mostly white. 300 adoring fans of Maxine, what a room full of idiots. Maxine is basking in the attention that the MSM is showering her with...They love to hear her talk about impeachment.

Posted by: Colin at May 23, 2017 06:32 AM (ALbVH)

928 Not at this rate.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 06:32 AM (tHwdc)

929 Mornin' y'all

Posted by: wing at May 23, 2017 06:32 AM (Ohl7S)

930 I'll help. Good morning!

Posted by: lizabth at May 23, 2017 06:33 AM (QHacd)

931 Bluebell

Great to hear from you! Every time I look at the Restonian blog I wonder how you are, and if you got to see the bluebells at River Bend State Park.

I am well, for varying amounts of well. It's been an adventurous life this spring.

Today is the last day of school. With a few exceptions, I can leave that behind over the summer. But plenty of other work remains.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2017 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

932 927 From Drudge: Maxine has her mic cut off during a speech about guess what? (hint, 45) I noticed that the audience was mostly white. 300 adoring fans of Maxine, what a room full of idiots. Maxine is basking in the attention that the MSM is showering her with...They love to hear her talk about impeachment.
Posted by: Colin



So I gather her Congressional District is doing fine then? Low crime, plenty of jobs, etc?

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2017 06:36 AM (+y0MR)

933 Salty, I didn't get to River Bend in time for the bluebells this year, sadly, because it was right around Easter and I had a c
rowd coming and was too busy. But it's okay, they'll be back next year.

The RTC parking thing is still a hot mess.

Glad you're well. Work is good, it means we can accomplish things!

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 06:36 AM (sBOL1)

934 Miley, your Grace.

You have lightened the hearts of many this ONT. You are a wonderful giver.

Work awaits. *Tips hat* Bows low to her Grace, and with preternatural self-control manages to maintain eye contact throughout.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2017 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

935
Press gets powned by 'Rogue White Senior Advisor' twitter account

https://twitter.com/roguesnradvisor?lang=en

My favorite is Trump 'demand' for five framed electoral maps

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 23, 2017 06:40 AM (HTdUD)

936 it means we can accomplish things!

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 06:36 AM (sBOL1)

Like perfecting a peanut butter cookie recipe!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 23, 2017 06:42 AM (rF0hx)

937 Oh my gosh, that Twitter feed is hilarious! He sounds like a Moron.

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 06:42 AM (sBOL1)

938 Like perfecting a peanut butter cookie recipe!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 23, 2017 06:42 AM (rF0hx)
---------

Good morning! Is that what you're doing today?

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 06:43 AM (sBOL1)

939 My favorite is Trump 'demand' for five framed electoral maps

And KFC napkins.

The MFM's gullibility is the symptom. Trump Derangement Syndrome is the disease.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 23, 2017 06:44 AM (ul9CR)

940 G"mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 23, 2017 06:45 AM (KGH7Z)

941 All Fox News talk about the Manchester bombing is "the children". These murderers don't care about "the children". They don't care about old crippled grandmothers. They don't care about someones race, creed or color. They are crazy, twisted animals. How do you deal with a mad dog? You kill it. As long as people don't want to deal with the problem expect more bombings and death. And stupid talking heads showing Manchester Strong signs. Like that does any good.

Posted by: Case at May 23, 2017 06:45 AM (EnbfO)

942 9 pounds of bacon (uncooked)
13 Krispy Kreme donuts
A tray of Kraft American cheese singles, unwrapped

The guy is a riot.

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 06:45 AM (sBOL1)

943 Bluebell, the RTC thing is America writ small, with an inner coterie despising the very people who underpin their own success. I hope the 55 miles of paths around Reston are still a joy to walk. May you and yours be blessed in abundance.

With school out my elected position calls for more attention. Lots to get sorted and brought into the 21st Century there.

And somewhere, my start-up needs a lot of time and a little money. Any sufficiently low technology is indistinguishable from hard work.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2017 06:46 AM (u82oZ)

944 And stupid talking heads showing Manchester Strong signs. Like that does any good.

Posted by: Case at May 23, 2017 06:45 AM (EnbfO)

There will be a candle-light vigil, and some mumbling about solidarity, and in two weeks, the talking heads will have lulled everyone back to sleep so it can happen again somewhere else, without any effective preventative or retaliatory measures being taken.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 23, 2017 06:48 AM (J+mig)

945 Thanks, Salty. It's lovely here right now, although the pollen is unbearable.

You've got a lot of energy - you'll get it all done. Keeps you young, right?

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 06:48 AM (sBOL1)

946 Miley, your Grace.



You have lightened the hearts of many this ONT. You are a wonderful giver.



Work awaits. *Tips hat* Bows low to her Grace, and with preternatural self-control manages to maintain eye contact throughout.



Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2017 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

Some light, some not so much, but then, I'm not everyone's cup of tea.

Thank you for your gentlemanly tip of the hat. Not so sure about that eye contact, but nice try ;-)

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 06:50 AM (tHwdc)

947 "As long as people don't want to deal with the
problem expect more bombings and death. And stupid talking heads
showing Manchester Strong signs. Like that does any good.


Posted by: Case"

I'm seeing liberal declaring they intend to carry he fight to the enemy by continuing to live joyously. Otherwise the terrorist win. Brave souls, they are.

Posted by: Ripley at May 23, 2017 06:55 AM (1BQGO)

948 Last comment, before work.

Your Grace, I do not ever want you to have to tell me "My eyes are up here." Plus I have excellent peripheral vision.

You are one of the treasures of the Horde, along with Bluebell, Fen, Anna Puma and other guest stars to be named later.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2017 06:56 AM (u82oZ)

949 Your Grace, I do not ever want you to have to tell me "My eyes are up here." Plus I have excellent peripheral vision.



You are one of the treasures of the Horde, along with Bluebell, Fen, Anna Puma and other guest stars to be named later.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2017 06:56 AM (u82oZ)

I don't believe I've ever said that in my life. I appreciate your appreciation.
Now let the day begin. 'Twill be a long one, I fear.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t5Zmet3x2k

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 23, 2017 06:59 AM (tHwdc)

950 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at May 23, 2017 07:00 AM (utT6Q)

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