Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (5/23/17)

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(Inviting? Lake Ontario)


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

The allurement that [women] hold out to men is precisely the allurement that Cape Hatteras holds out to sailors: they are enormously dangerous and hence enormously fascinating. H.L. Mencken

Quote II

You cannot extend the mastery of government over the daily life of a people without somewhere making it master of people's souls and thoughts.… Every step in that direction poisons the very roots of liberalism. It poisons political equality, free speech, free press, and equality of opportunity. It is the road not to more liberty but to less liberty. Herbert Hoover

Quote III

Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization — you can't just swallow it whole. Frank Zappa

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Paul Joseph Watson on the Manchester attack.

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There won't be another TV icon like Roger Ailes. Mark Steyn looks back at Roger Ailes.

He brought that showman's savvy to Fox. As Charles Krauthammer likes to say, Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes discovered an under-served niche market: 50 per cent of the American people. At the time Ailes was on my BBC show, Murdoch's new network was already in the works and the man he'd picked to run it was Andrew Neil, his editor at The Sunday Times in Britain (now at the Beeb and chairman of the Speccie). That fit a Murdoch pattern with his American ventures, of parachuting in someone he trusted from London or Oz (as at The Wall Street Journal and New York Post). This time, though, he had second thoughts: before the project got off the ground, Neil returned to the UK, and Murdoch let Ailes have a completely free hand in reinventing cable news. Within five years, the upstart had overtaken CNN, and never looked back.


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Settled science? Settled dogma? Burying Benedict.

Though Benedict is still living, Francis is trying to bury him. Upon his election in 2013, Francis began to pursue an agenda that Joseph Ratzinger had opposed throughout his career. A stress on the pastoral over against the doctrinal, a promotion of diverse disciplinary and doctrinal approaches in local churches, the opening of communion to the divorced and remarried—all these proposals were weighed and rejected by Ratzinger more than ten years ago in a heated debate with Walter Kasper. For better or worse, Francis now seeks to reverse Ratzinger.

The conflict began with a 1992 letter concerning “the fundamental elements that are to be considered already settled” when Catholic theologians do their work. Some theologians had suggested that while doctrine might be universal and unchanging, it could be bent to meet discrete pastoral realities—allowing for a liberal approach, say, in Western Europe and a more conservative one in Africa.

As a conservative Protestant, I find this upheaval in the R.C.C quite interesting.


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Do we have a constitutional crisis? The appointment of a special prosecutor may be one.

Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of Robert Mueller to investigate wholly unsupported claims of “links and/or coordination between the Russian government and … the campaign of President Donald Trump” poses the most serious threat to American constitutional government and domestic peace since the Civil War.

Funny, how the same old tired and worn political hacks resurface.


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Sheer lunacy on college campuses.

In a recent New York Times op-ed, New York University provost Ulrich Baer argued: "The idea of freedom of speech does not mean a blanket permission to say anything anybody thinks. It means balancing the inherent value of a given view with the obligation to ensure that other members of a given community can participate in discourse as fully recognized members of that community.

Fuck you, you asswipe I strongly disagree Professor Shit-For-Brains Baer.


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The previous story not cray-cray enough for you?


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Spoiled brats at Notre Dame are concerned about the Muslims of the world.


Heaven forbid we scapegoat them.

College grad, eh? Soft pampered piece of crap. Quite frankly I wouldn't trust him with anything more than a broom and a dust pan.

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To resist or not to resist, that is the question. WWII France examined.

In such a situation of shock and bewilderment, it was not obvious what the French should do. Overwhelmingly, they were patriotic, but where did patriotism lie? Most took the view that France had been undermined and betrayed by forces that were not properly French. These should be excluded to restore France’s health and vigour, and the nation’s fortunes should be entrusted to a real military hero, Marshal Pétain. The Marshal met Hitler in October 1940 and shook hands with him, announcing that he was embarking on a strategy of collaboration. This was not necessarily all bad. Its purpose was to bring POWs home sooner, to make it easier to cross the demarcation line between the occupied and non-occupied zones and to reduce some of the financial and economic burdens inflicted by Germany, although in practice the Germans made few concessions. Many people thought that Pétain, while working ostensibly with the Germans, was playing a double game – in secret contact with the British in order to eventually bring France back into the war against Germany.

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Hero? Bum? Naked dude loses appeal of TSA fine.

Just over five years after John Brennan‘s heroic (and heroically naked) stand against TSA oppression, the Ninth Circuit has rejected his appeal.

As you may recall, Brennan was arrested in April 2012 after he got fed up with TSA screening nonsense in Portland and decided to strip naked as a form of protest. Although obviously this greatly simplified the screening process—or it would have, if the goal were actually to determine whether a traveler is carrying anything dangerous—the TSA acted like it didn’t, and shut down the checkpoint.

Win some. Lose some. The ONT is surprised that the 9th Circus Court of Appeals didn't throw him a ticker tape parade.

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Dogs are noted for their keen sense of smell. Your sense of smell may be better than your dogs.

In 2007, some UC Berkeley neuroscientists decided to work their students like dogs.

They dipped twine in chocolate essence, zigzagged it across a grassy field, and instructed human volunteers to track the scent as if they were bloodhounds. To ensure that they were only relying on their sense of smell, the researchers had their subjects get down on all fours while blindfolded, ear-muffed and wearing thick knee pads and gloves.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


May 23, 1970, Paul McCartney's debut solo album, 'McCartney', started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. Apart from Linda McCartney's vocal contributions, McCartney performed (and recorded) the entire album solo. The album featured 'Maybe I'm Amazed', which Rod Stewart and The Faces featured on their 1971 album Long Player.



Just. Because.



You know who you are.


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Switzerland has decided to go green. Renewable energy to phase out nuclear.


The Swiss have used their power of direct democracy to end nuclear power. In a referendum on Sunday (May 21), 58.2% voted in favor of a law that will not allow building of new nuclear plants. The country’s five nuclear plants can continue to operate as long as they are safe.

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Classic literature and music. They have a lot in common. 20 bands named after classic literature. Can you think of others.

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Ludwig van Beethoven, genius musician and sensitive man.

My dear good Emilie, my dear Friend!

[…]

Do not only practice art, but get at the very heart of it; this it deserves, for only art and science raise men to the God-head. If, my dear Emilie, you at any time wish to know something, write without hesitation to me. The true artist is not proud, he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal; and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.

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How America has changed in 50 years.

Readers may disagree as to whether these changes represent social progress or cultural decline, but few will quarrel with the idea that America 1) is bifurcating; 2) has experienced a fundamental cultural transformation in just a few generations.

Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:

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Karma, is a bitch Genius Award Winner.


Not all cops are out for the bust. The Feel Good Story of The Day


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Comments

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1 howdee

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 09:44 PM (tfQTV)

2 th!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 09:45 PM (gwPgz)

3 Yay!
plants "an appeal to heaven" flag

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 09:46 PM (tfQTV)

4 th?

Posted by: parsimony at May 23, 2017 09:47 PM (xEt5a)

5 Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 09:46 PM (tfQTV)

Congrats on your 1st.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 09:47 PM (ZTRlp)

6 Well doggone. I'm still awake when an ONT starts! Thank you Mis Hum! Off to read what looks like a a whole lot of content.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 09:48 PM (RfzVr)

7 Yes, Ontario is inviting. So is Lake Michigan.
On a really hot summer day, Lake Michigan is like seventy degrees.

Lake superior is effing cold.



I don't know about Lake Erie. Polluted, I think.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 23, 2017 09:48 PM (+HRXN)

8 None of you "won". You simply caught me at an inopportune moment.

I'm taking names...

*scribbles on notepad*

Posted by: From Photo at May 23, 2017 09:48 PM (6gk0M)

9 Political Hat, Probability Hat, zombie, and all others interested in PH's dice question - I answered it pretty much at the end of the 'National Laughingstock' thread. Spoilers: 19.7% and 21.2%.

Posted by: parsimony at May 23, 2017 09:48 PM (xEt5a)

10 Damnable sock.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 09:48 PM (6gk0M)

11 Thank YOU Mis Hum! I was digging around a few hours ago, looking for the demographics of our dear country 50 years ago. thanks for that story up there, on that...and all the rest!

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 09:48 PM (tfQTV)

12 Evening, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy at May 23, 2017 09:50 PM (jw2Xw)

13 Six statistics aughta stir up the rubes.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 23, 2017 09:50 PM (+HRXN)

14 We got absolutely pasted by a storm this evening here in Brazoria County. From the radar the worst of the worst passed over us. Power is out as well.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2017 09:51 PM (1OZio)

15 Paul Joseph Watson ... is a personality.

Alrighty then.

I'ma character!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 23, 2017 09:51 PM (+HRXN)

16 I have a dog unhappy about being in the cone of shame.

http://tinypic.com/r/11mdiex/9

Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2017 09:52 PM (cAnNx)

17 *How America has changed in 50 years.*

Watched it happen.

Makes me sad for the future grandchildren.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 09:52 PM (r1DzX)

18 Top 20?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 23, 2017 09:52 PM (mMeIQ)

19 Woot...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 09:52 PM (e9G8E)

20 yes, Skandia, 'cause my thesis is the America I was born into would have kicked terrorism's ass.....

maybe?

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 09:53 PM (tfQTV)

21 More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA's so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.

The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at May 23, 2017 09:53 PM (e8kgV)

22 Buzzion,
Your dog is dead too?

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 23, 2017 09:53 PM (kufk0)

23 16
I have a dog unhappy about being in the cone of shame.



http://tinypic.com/r/11mdiex/9

Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2017 09:52 PM (cAnNx)
Well, no shit. Looks like they gave him the giraffe size. Poor dog!

Posted by: Peaches at May 23, 2017 09:53 PM (EgOr3)

24 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 09:54 PM (AEOkY)

25 Am I mistaken, or does any Justice Department "special counsel" wield the delegated executive authority of the President of the United States, who can unilaterally at any time revoke or otherwise suupervise that authority?

Yeah, I know the political minefield that implies, but really, doesn't any "special counsel" ultimately work for the President?

Posted by: filbert at May 23, 2017 09:54 PM (s5o+q)

26 Herr Mueller is not a 'prosecutor' that law expired. He is a special 'investigator'. And American Thinker is no longer a credible source. They went over the cliff.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 23, 2017 09:55 PM (+HRXN)

27 Lovely picture of the lake, MisHum. Lots of other good stuff, too.

Thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 09:55 PM (sBOL1)

28 YAY! ONT!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 09:56 PM (6gk0M)

29 Howdy, Horde!

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 23, 2017 09:56 PM (nvMvs)

30 ... doesn't any "special counsel" ultimately work for the President?

Yes. In fact, there were serious concerns about the "Independent Counsel Act" and the authority of a court to act as it's overseer.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at May 23, 2017 09:57 PM (e8kgV)

31 booknlass beats the throw and is safe at first.

Posted by: teej at May 23, 2017 09:57 PM (wedOa)

32 The final pic in the ONT is . . . awesome.

Sawsall slicing of a . . . ham loaf?

Well, it's called a 'sawsall' for a reason, after all.

Posted by: filbert at May 23, 2017 09:57 PM (s5o+q)

33 I always figured American Thinker as a better-written TownHall. It's where conservatives go when they don't want to think too hard. I'll read it if I've brought a laptop to the BWW and the game is slow.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 23, 2017 09:57 PM (6FqZa)

34 27 Lovely picture of the lake, MisHum. Lots of other good stuff, too.

Thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 09:55 PM (sBOL1

You and the others are welcome

Glad you enjoy, somewhat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 09:58 PM (ZTRlp)

35 Well, no shit. Looks like they gave him the giraffe size. Poor dog!


Posted by: Peaches at May 23, 2017 09:53 PM (EgOr3)



He's got a big neck. and has staples on his side and at the base of his tale so they probably wanted to ensure that he wouldn't be able to get to either of those.

Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2017 09:58 PM (cAnNx)

36 booknlass at May 23, 2017 09:53 PM (tfQTV)

I like to think so.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 23, 2017 09:58 PM (+HRXN)

37 Hey all.

Raining today again. Should I take of off Wed or Fri, which day will not rain? I need to do a lot of work outside.

And BTW that cokesucker Brennan is a Muzzie and a traitor.

Posted by: Farmer at May 23, 2017 09:59 PM (o/90i)

38 Wow, the Dems won a seat in the NH statehouse that was in a deep Red district. Trump won there by 7 and Romney won by 13. First Dem ever elected there.

Posted by: Gumby at May 23, 2017 10:00 PM (l7VdA)

39 Wow, great ONT!

Thanks to zebra mussels, Lake Erie is about as pristine as a lake downstream of that much population can be.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 23, 2017 10:00 PM (JyFLk)

40 Sir Paul has a cameo in the new Pirates movie.

Posted by: No Yoko No Ringo at May 23, 2017 10:00 PM (bc2Lc)

41 Glad you enjoy, somewhat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 09:58 PM (ZTRlp)
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I enjoy, fully

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:00 PM (sBOL1)

42 Caleb Joshua Pine looks like a pussy.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:01 PM (GsAUU)

43 That's not the only novel use for a Sawzall:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/glxgmzu

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 10:01 PM (8O3HH)

44 Blessings to the Horde members who are enduring struggles now, like ibguy's sister Joyce, Grammie's husband Rev, Bete the Deplorable, FenelonSpoke (her frustrating job), and others I'm sure I missed.

I need to work out a better system of praying for Horde members. My memory just doesn't cut it.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 23, 2017 10:01 PM (nvMvs)

45 I never get tired of My Sharona. Never.

Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2017 10:02 PM (zLDYs)

46 Michael the Texan, how are you doing?

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (sBOL1)

47 Speaking of Ontario.......any Moron suggestions for Niagara? Going in June and staying on the Ontario side. Exchange rate, ya know, heh

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (mMeIQ)

48 I don't know about Lake Erie. Polluted, I think.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse



Not nearly as polluted as it used to be. The industries that used to line the shores of Lake Erie are mostly gone.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (+y0MR)

49 Ok, it's not *the* John Brennan.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (vRcUp)

50 Based on his facial expressions and strange lip movements, The Knack's lead singer missed his true calling: Horror movie villain.

Thanks for that video - "My Sharona" was always a treat to hear on the car radio in the Summer of '79!

Posted by: Gref at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (AMIL/)

51 MisHum --

Please pass on to Mrs. MisHum our sincere appreciation for her support to you, that enables all the fine content you deliver consistently to Teh Horde!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (DMUuz)

52
*eyes picture of lake*

Great. Now I need to pee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (ZO497)

53 Oh Rob!

Posted by: Laura Petrie at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (IqV8l)

54 And BTW that cokesucker Brennan is a Muzzie and a traitor.

Posted by: Farmer at May 23, 2017 09:59 PM (o/90i)


You can't mean that the John Brennan that referred to Jerusalem as al-Quds would be a muz!

http://tinyurl.com/kh9w3lp

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (gwPgz)

55 that zillow listing wtf

Posted by: thathalfrican - Luchini aka This Is It What at May 23, 2017 10:04 PM (/cEXt)

56 Wow lots of content. Zappa quote too. I been gobe all day and wont attempt to catch up. What can I add? That thing about dogs sense of smell that sounds like BS. I know my dogs can smell better than me. Who pays for stuff like that?

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 10:04 PM (BO/km)

57 Lifetime catholic exec summary - Benedict was so focused on theology he lost sight of the folks in the pews, and Francis is the reverse.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 23, 2017 10:04 PM (JyFLk)

58 gobe?

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 10:04 PM (BO/km)

59 Wow, the Dems won a seat in the NH statehouse that was in a deep Red district. Trump won there by 7 and Romney won by 13. First Dem ever elected there.
Posted by: Gumby at May 23, 2017 10:00 PM (l7VdA)

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The NH State House? Well, I guess that means Rs nationwide at the Federal level will have an early night in 2018.

Posted by: GOULD at May 23, 2017 10:05 PM (Hj4t4)

60 teej

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 10:05 PM (tfQTV)

61 Great. Now I need to pee.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (ZO497)
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You should have thought of that before we left the house.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's Mom at May 23, 2017 10:05 PM (sBOL1)

62 Wow, the Dems won a seat in the NH statehouse that was in a deep Red district. Trump won there by 7 and Romney won by 13. First Dem ever elected there.

Posted by: Gumby at May 23, 2017 10:00 PM (l7VdA)


This leaves Trump's administration in utter ruins. For the good of the country he should resign.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2017 10:05 PM (1OZio)

63 I find the statistic about television to be unpersuasive. Yeah the programs back then had higher ratings, but we only had 3 stations to split the audience amongst. (And no intertubes, video games, netflix, etc)

Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 10:05 PM (RfzVr)

64 I have a dog unhappy about being in the cone of shame.
Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2017 09:52 PM


It could be worse; they could be a sockpuppeteer on the Wall of Shame.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 23, 2017 10:06 PM (DMUuz)

65 I remember growing up in the 80s and 8:00 pm was for family entertainment. Garfield cartoons and Charlie Brown! My kids will never know what they missed.

Posted by: Jmel at May 23, 2017 10:06 PM (OeWgo)

66 My Shimona. Oh son!

Posted by: Roland Martin at May 23, 2017 10:06 PM (XoldI)

67 Nice ONT MisHum. I do question you musical tastes. McCartney? To each their own. I guess.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 23, 2017 10:06 PM (d76uN)

68 Benedict's abdication was a coup.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at May 23, 2017 10:07 PM (hMwEB)

69 "get down on all fours while blindfolded, ear-muffed and wearing thick knee pads and gloves."

Another DNC convention so soon?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 23, 2017 10:07 PM (tbOMB)

70 The Ariana Grande concert bomber may have received terror training in Libya

Hey, Barack and Hillary, what's that on your hands?
Looks a lot like blood.

Posted by: gewa76 at May 23, 2017 10:07 PM (f4GSC)

71
That thing about dogs sense of smell that sounds like BS. I know my dogs can smell better than me. Who pays for stuff like that?
Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 10:04 PM


That's why college is so expensive.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2017 10:07 PM (IqV8l)

72 Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (DMUuz)

She said "You're welcome" and gave you a fist bump.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:07 PM (ZTRlp)

73 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 23, 2017 10:08 PM (x7PmF)

74 Just had my first peach Hate Shake.

Good, but odd... didn't realize there'd be little (and not so little) chunks of peaches (not the 'Ette) that would be rocketing up the straw as I'm drinking.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 23, 2017 10:08 PM (nHbAq)

75 Evening, Hordelings!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 23, 2017 10:08 PM (di1hb)

76 67 Nice ONT MisHum. I do question you musical tastes. McCartney? To each their own. I guess.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 23, 2017 10:06 PM (d76uN)

You and the guy from last night can check out Chuckie's Little Green Balls music history.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:09 PM (ZTRlp)

77 So why am I not a CEO yet? I'm entitled.

Posted by: Caleb Joshua Pine at May 23, 2017 10:09 PM (bc2Lc)

78 In 2007, some UC Berkeley neuroscientists decided to work their students like dogs.

The students have gone from being bloodhounds to being pitbulls in just 10 years.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:09 PM (vRcUp)

79 Well, 'Outer Banks' would have been more accurate than 'Cape Hatteras'. My favorite name for one of the shallows: Frying Pan Shoals, off the aptly named Cape Fear.

Map of shipwrecks in the area:
http://tinyurl.com/ms2csob

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:10 PM (ZO497)

80 Classic literature and music. They have a lot in common. 20 bands named after classic literature. Can you think of others.

--I would not call To Kill A Mockingbird "classic" literature, although I love the Boo Radleys.

I thought Modest Mouse was named after the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.



Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:10 PM (GsAUU)

81
You should have thought of that before we left the house.





Posted by: Mike Hammer's Mom at May 23, 2017 10:05 PM (sBOL1)
LOL!!!

Posted by: Peaches at May 23, 2017 10:10 PM (EgOr3)

82 Never heard of most of those bands named from classic lit.

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2017 10:10 PM (XoldI)

83 >>>Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization -- you can't just swallow it whole. Frank Zappa<<<




That a challenge?

Posted by: Monica Lewinski at May 23, 2017 10:10 PM (nHbAq)

84 buzzion that is the finest, most luxurious cone of shame I have ever seen.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 10:11 PM (RfzVr)

85 Caleb Joshua Pine looks like is a pussy.

dose mother fucking moslems earned that scape goat title


right after they fucked that goat and blew up innocents

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 23, 2017 10:11 PM (x7PmF)

86 >> Oh Rob!

One of the favorite MTM stories. Carl Reiner used to allow a young, teenaged Meathead (Rob) to hang out on the set of the Dick Van Dyke Show.

Now, remember those Capri pants MTM use to wear. There were ... nice. Well, young Meathead, around 14 or so, couldn't resist them, and grabbed MTM right on the ass one day.

She told Carl. He had a talking with Meathead. Years later, at some reunion party for the cast, ol' Meathead was there. I think this was after the MTM show went off the air, but maybe during the run, I can't remember.

She offered her ass to Meathead again, as a joke. He grabbed it again, and she exclaimed "Oh Rob!"

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 10:11 PM (8O3HH)

87 I am still trying to figure out why I, or anyone, should listen and lens weight to the valedictorian up there. I mean, he does not look like he takes himself seriously, why should I? On the other hand, he probably takes himself very seriously, but I just can't get past the hair, let alone his mealy mouthed platitudes.

Kids in college are not really anyone I have ever looked to for wisdom.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 10:11 PM (AEOkY)

88 That a challenge?
Posted by: Monica Lewinski


For you it might be . . .

Posted by: sticky blue dress at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (6FqZa)

89 I don't know about Lake Erie. Polluted, I think.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 23, 2017 09:48 PM (+HRXN)
It had better not be polluted, I swim in it all the time.

Posted by: F.N.G. at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (kiSdp)

90 Dogs do lose their sense of smell if they live inside.
If you, human, live outside for a long period of time, several weeks, you begin to notice scent that you otherwise wouldn't.

I don't know about tracking the scent of a rope soaked in chocolate, but if you have ever been to Mackinac Island, you know what fudge and horse manure smells like.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (+HRXN)

91 Paul Joseph Watson is dead-balls-on as usual.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (0mRoj)

92 50 Based on his facial expressions and strange lip movements, The Knack's lead singer missed his true calling: Horror movie villain.

Thanks for that video - "My Sharona" was always a treat to hear on the car radio in the Summer of '79!
Posted by: Gref at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (AMIL/)

--The lead singer of The Knack was related to the lawyer who defended the ghoul "Dr." Kevorkian.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (GsAUU)

93 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:09 PM (ZTRlp)

Your the Boss, I'll go check and see what chuckles is up to.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (d76uN)

94 caleb joshua pine. future muslim penis sipper. way to go notre dame. fighting irish, my pasty white ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (KP5rU)

95 Pet Cemetery is real!

Posted by: Hillary! 2020 at May 23, 2017 10:13 PM (ev02w)

96 "That a challenge?"

How ya doin? Your place or mine?

Posted by: Bwana Dik at May 23, 2017 10:13 PM (BO/km)

97 I have been trying not to have a rage stroke over the youngest victims picture they have every where.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 10:14 PM (AEOkY)

98 Get rid of the speeches. Graduate and get done with it.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:14 PM (ppSwc)

99 My Sharona?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIw3lBLTZGs

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 10:15 PM (e9G8E)

100 Pretty sure Caleb represents a shit ton of lost lunch money in elementary school.

Posted by: Aviator at May 23, 2017 10:15 PM (/Nite)

101 Let me guess. Professor Ulrich Baer is not originally from America.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 23, 2017 10:15 PM (IDPbH)

102 94 caleb joshua pine. future muslim penis sipper. way to go notre dame. fighting irish, my pasty white ass.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (KP5rU)

**Snort**

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:15 PM (ZTRlp)

103 Meroving typed this in thread below:


But the thing about "female bond" is there are some (arguably) canon female 00 agents with interesting stories that could make great movie characters, espeically since we're all about "Creative Universes" now.

You could easily make one of those "short season" special productions on Netflix with Scarlett Papava (004) or Briony Thorne (013), or some new 00 agent, and you could even start with and deal extensively with selection and training.

And then that series (or series of movies) would be in the "00 Universe" but not (directly) about Bond.

And then we could have a Felix Leiter movie.


Yeah, these days, I'd rather read more stories set in the Hyborean Age than yet another Conan. I am definitely liking "Rogue One" more than most Star Wars since, oh, 1980.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 23, 2017 10:16 PM (6FqZa)

104 Great ONT by the way!

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 23, 2017 10:16 PM (0mRoj)

105 Nice lake photo. Is Ontario sandy? Huron is where the Great Lakes keep all their rocks.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 23, 2017 10:16 PM (G8B7r)

106 93 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:09 PM (ZTRlp)

Your the Boss, I'll go check and see what chuckles is up to.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (d76uN)

Check out Puddles instead

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:16 PM (ZTRlp)

107 84 buzzion that is the finest, most luxurious cone of shame I have ever seen.


Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 10:11 PM (RfzVr)



Don't tell him that.

Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2017 10:16 PM (cAnNx)

108 Genesis
Aerosmith
Uriah Heep
Marillion (Originally named Silmarillion)

Posted by: mark1971 at May 23, 2017 10:17 PM (xPl2J)

109 @misanthropic humanitarian...

As a conservative Jew, I must remind conservative Protestants and conservative Catholics that if you would only return to your roots, everything would work out fine.

And by roots I mean Judaism.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 23, 2017 10:18 PM (rF0hx)

110 McCartney's music is ok. There have been some songs I liked. He's an idiot of course but that doesn't change the music.

Posted by: Bwana Dik at May 23, 2017 10:18 PM (BO/km)

111 chuckles has something in swahili. At least I think it is swahili. Other than that it appears he has a man crush on kieffers.

Again.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 23, 2017 10:18 PM (d76uN)

112 Evenin' everyone.

Trying to rebuild a raspi that went boom last week.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 23, 2017 10:18 PM (IcT7t)

113 Grateful Dead is a very provocative band name, don't know if I buy the opened dictionary and went with it story.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 10:18 PM (7dpmG)

114 New Riders of the Purple Sage, after Zane Grey's novels

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 10:18 PM (tfQTV)

115 Dogs do lose their sense of smell if they live inside.
If you, human, live outside for a long period of time, several weeks, you begin to notice scent that you otherwise wouldn't.


That could just be Hillary wandering around the woods.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (vRcUp)

116 ..."I need to work out a better system of praying for Horde members. My memory just doesn't cut it."
-Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 23, 2017 10:01 PM (nvMvs)

-Bebe's has had a fight with her Sister over a house.

-ibguy's younger Sister has Cancer.

-Iron Mike Golf's Granddaughter has been troubled.

-Pookysgirl's Husband has been in treatment after a suicide attempt.

-Jade Sea's Husband has Cancer.

-tcn's Husband had a tumor.

-Anna Puma is looking to advance at Wal Mart.

-junior is looking for employment.

-Moron Pundit's Father-In-Law had heart surgery.

-thathalfrican's Mother and Aunt had Cancer.

-Insomniac is looking for sleep and employment.

-Duke Lowell has a Son in need of prayer.

-Captain Whitebread was in need of another job.

-IC is in need of employment.

-Mortimer was also looking for a job.

-JinX's Mother passed away.

-Emmie would like a better relationship with her Daughter.

-Vic had the return of cancer.

-ReneeTX... terminal brain cancer is what I have written down. Might our prayers find you and might you find comfort in The Lord.

-Booknlass would like a better relationship with her Daughter.

...as would Ladylibertarian.

-Brother Cavil has legal issues after the death of his Father.

-Fenelonspoke prays for her Husband's empolyment.

(I have more, but they're buried under paper.)

My sincere apologies for being unorganized.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (6gk0M)

117 @99

Denkst du vielleicht gerade an mich?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (e9G8E)

118 77 So why am I not a CEO yet? I'm entitled.
Posted by: Caleb Joshua Pine at May 23, 2017 10:09 PM (bc2Lc)



No, I don't want fries with that.

Shithead.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (SRKgf)

119 Willowed in the Sir Roger Moore Thread:

This post calls for the tangentially related and hilarious Peter's Evil Overlord List:

http://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html

RIP Sir Roger Moore.

(And sadly, RIP Hall of Fame Seahawk Cortez Kennedy).

Posted by: Sharkman

Posted by: Sharkman at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (9ZsgB)

120 The map of shipwrecks in the Outer Banks is crazy.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (89T5c)

121 Hi ya booknlass.
Thanks for the smile.

Posted by: teej at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (wedOa)

122 Evening Morons and 'ettes!

My Sawsall manual does not specify which blade is the correct one to use when slicing a ham.

*rubs chin thoughtfully*

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2017 10:20 PM (tr2D7)

123 109 @misanthropic humanitarian...

As a conservative Jew, I must remind conservative Protestants and conservative Catholics that if you would only return to your roots, everything would work out fine.

And by roots I mean Judaism.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 23, 2017 10:18 PM (rF0hx)

Let us discuss this over a dinner of some bacon wrapped scallops with bacon chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:20 PM (ZTRlp)

124 I have been trying not to have a rage stroke over the youngest victims picture they have every where.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 23, 2017 10:14 PM (AEOkY)


Yes, I found I could not take looking at those pictures and stayed off the internet for most of the day. I can't imagine the heartbreak those families are facing, all because their own government has abandoned them!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:20 PM (gwPgz)

125 They should have done the smell experiment with pregnant women.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 23, 2017 10:20 PM (IDPbH)

126 I've been on a boat on a Great lake.


Those lakes are not fucking around.

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2017 10:21 PM (qUNWi)

127 CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 23, 2017 10:18 PM


I've been thinking a lot of old testament thoughts lately.
Does that count?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 23, 2017 10:21 PM (+HRXN)

128 Ok slap, I need you to pray for my fil who has the same type of brain cancer as ibguy's sister and my husband needs a new job. Thanks

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 23, 2017 10:21 PM (kufk0)

129 Steely Dan refers to something in Naked Lunch

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 10:21 PM (tfQTV)

130 As a conservative Jew, I must remind conservative Protestants and conservative Catholics that if you would only return to your roots, everything would work out fine.

And by roots I mean Judaism.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 23, 2017 10:18 PM (rF0hx)



Friendly suggestion: start with secular Jews.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 23, 2017 10:22 PM (SRKgf)

131 Roger Moore is on the Johnny Carson show right now on Antenna TV,

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 23, 2017 10:23 PM (IDPbH)

132 Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2017 10:20 PM (tr2D7)

I use the fine tooth metal cutting blade so as not to shred the meat!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:23 PM (gwPgz)

133 As we rockers said way back when, "Nuke the Knack!"

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 23, 2017 10:23 PM (+tRIN)

134 Jethro Tull was an agriculturalist, according to wikipedia. Does that count? It's, like, old and stuff.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:23 PM (vRcUp)

135 . . . so as not to shred the meat!
Posted by: Hrothgar
---
Are we not doing the 'phrasing' thing?

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (tr2D7)

136 Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (D2vc1)

137 126

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ4ddAgykfk

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (gwPgz)

138 91 Paul Joseph Watson is dead-balls-on as usual.
Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 23, 2017 10:12 PM (0mRoj)

--The St. Augustine quote is epic as hell and deserves a repeat:

"Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are."

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (GsAUU)

139 >>>But the thing about "female bond" is there are
some (arguably) canon female 00 agents with interesting stories that
could make great movie characters, espeically since we're all about
"Creative Universes" now.<<<





The female 00s make my sandwiches.



Put that down, 007! That's my lunch!!!

Posted by: Q at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (nHbAq)

140 Let us discuss this over a dinner of some bacon wrapped scallops with bacon chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:20 PM (ZTRlp)
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Ooh. Ooh. Invite me. Can I be the token conservative Catholic?

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (sBOL1)

141 126
I've been on a boat on a Great lake.





Those lakes are not fucking around.

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2017 10:21 PM (qUNWi)

I live on Lake Superior. Not to be taken lightly.

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (XoldI)

142 Great, another fucking letdown.

I've always thought the Swiss were a smart people.

Well, maybe they are. I've noticed that smart people sometimes do very stupid things.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (O4wiF)

143 Peter Wolf and Bob Dylan.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 10:25 PM (7dpmG)

144 Ok slap, I need you to pray for my fil who has the same type of brain cancer as ibguy's sister and my husband needs a new job. Thanks

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 23, 2017 10:21 PM (kufk0)

Will do, even though I'm not Slap.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 23, 2017 10:25 PM (D2vc1)

145 The guitar solo section in My Sharona is excellent. It's like a different song within the song. I always FF to that part and just listen to it a few times and don't even bother with the rest.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2017 10:25 PM (xPl2J)

146 Black Sabbath?

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2017 10:25 PM (XoldI)

147 140 Let us discuss this over a dinner of some bacon wrapped scallops with bacon chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:20 PM (ZTRlp)
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Ooh. Ooh. Invite me. Can I be the token conservative Catholic?
Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (sBOL1

Only if you leave the ruler at home.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (ZTRlp)

148 Visiting the great lakes is like visiting the the oceans but without pacific and atlantic coast people. Except for the asshats from Obamaland.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (JyFLk)

149 "Ok slap, I need you to pray for my fil who has the same type of brain cancer as ibguy's sister and my husband needs a new job. Thanks"
-Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 23, 2017 10:21 PM (kufk0)

Yes Ma'am. Let's pray together.

Dear Lord, might our prayers Lift the Faithful and Buoy the Souls of those who surround our beloved.

Might our prayers find You, Dear Lord and comfort the despair with hope and light.

In Jesus' name, I pray...

*amen*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (6gk0M)

150 I live on Lake Superior. Not to be taken lightly.


Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (XoldI)
^^^this^^^



Posted by: Edmund Fitzgerald at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (ppSwc)

151 Thanks CB, I've been keeping your search in my thoughts too

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (kufk0)

152 thanks, Slapweasel, for keeping and sharing that prayer list. I posted last night that this weekend, my two angriest daughters were loving to me, and we spent time together, so the prayers of the Horde helped me.

Thanks again.

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (tfQTV)

153 45 I never get tired of My Sharona. Never.
Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2017 10:02 PM (zLDYs)

Best guitar solo

Posted by: josephistan at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (ANIFC)

154 38 Wow, the Dems won a seat in the NH statehouse that was in a deep Red district. Trump won there by 7 and Romney won by 13. First Dem ever elected there.
Posted by: Gumby at May 23, 2017 10:00 PM (l7VdA)

My ultimate plan to become POTUS is coming into place.

Posted by: Marc Fuckerberg at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (E/ibL)

155 Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (tr2D7)

It may be inarticulately worded, but the metal cutting blade works better than the brush cutting blade, just sayin'!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (gwPgz)

156 107 Don't tell him that.
Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2017 10:16 PM (cAnNx)

If he hates it, I bet you could use it as a training device when he is done wearing it. "Settle down or into the cone for you!"
Kinda like shaking the squirter bottle at my cats when they're misbehaving.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 10:27 PM (RfzVr)

157 Speaking of Jethros, Jethro Bodine had more intellectual acumen that 10 Caleb Joshua Pines.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 10:27 PM (8O3HH)

158 Black Sabbath was a Boris Karloff movie. I don't think there is any literature connection.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2017 10:27 PM (xPl2J)

159 *amen*

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 23, 2017 10:27 PM (kufk0)

160 start with secular Jews.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 23, 2017 10:22 PM (SRKgf)

Absolutely not!

They are exactly the sort of people that we do not want as members of the tribe.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 23, 2017 10:27 PM (rF0hx)

161 -Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (tfQTV)

Yes, Ma'am. You're quite welcome.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:28 PM (6gk0M)

162 That Caleb guy gets beaten up on a fairly consistent basis.

Posted by: josephistan at May 23, 2017 10:28 PM (ANIFC)

163 Only if you leave the ruler at home.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (ZTRlp)
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Deal. As long as you leave the jello mold at home.

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:28 PM (sBOL1)

164 The problem with France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden and such at the beginning of the German invasions was that in essence EVERY European nation was some flavor of fascist/socialist philosophy with a focus on the state and not on liberty.

When you can't figure out the difference between your bastards and theirs, it is hard to gin up much support for anything, more so when you have been informed that your job is not to figure these things out, but to obey.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2017 10:28 PM (mkDpn)

165 Absolutely not!

They are exactly the sort of people that we do not want as members of the tribe.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 23, 2017 10:27 PM (rF0hx)



You do not want them to return to their roots?

I wish they would. It would obviate a lot of problems in this country.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 23, 2017 10:29 PM (SRKgf)

166 My ultimate plan to become POTUS is coming into place.
Posted by: Marc Fuckerberg at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (E/ibL)

Yeah right
Posted by: The Rock

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:29 PM (ZTRlp)

167 Redneck engineering. I've told this story before, but since there is a captive audience, you get regaled again.

When I was a kid, we lived about 30 miles from a store. Our closest neighbors were about 1/4 mile away, and were an older couple. They didn't use much milk, and when they bought a 1/2 gallon carton and kept it in their deep freezer. We don't have cartons anymore, but that is how it was commonly sold then.

When they needed milk, the guy would take the carton out and saw a pint off with his bandsaw, wrap up the carton, and stick it back in the freezer. It never occurred to me to ask about how he cleaned the saw.

Wh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:29 PM (ZO497)

168 Europe's Magical Migrant Fairy

What is a Eurocratic overlord to do when the peasants start complaining too loudly about being replaced by an imported population that is encouraged to NOT assimilate? Why, pelt them with a poorly animated piece of propaganda about oppressed refugees who are saved from... Eastern Europe... by a fairy who appears to be an upper-middle class college educated woke girl... on a magical carpet.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13478

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2017 10:29 PM (vBeA5)

169 So we "have to get used to this"?

Jesus fucking Christ.

Western civilization ends not with a bang but with a whimper.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at May 23, 2017 10:29 PM (qZZ7M)

170 so what the fuck is da' mooch wearing these days


she looks awefull

Posted by: Origional Jake at May 23, 2017 10:29 PM (x7PmF)

171 Booknlass, I saw that later, what you had posted about your daughters. I'm so happy for you. Sounds like healing has begun.

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:29 PM (sBOL1)

172 The Rolling Stones were named after a Muddy Waters tune. Does that count?

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 10:29 PM (BO/km)

173 163 Only if you leave the ruler at home.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (ZTRlp)
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Deal. As long as you leave the jello mold at home.

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:28 PM (sBOL1)

I broke the mold

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:30 PM (ZTRlp)

174 Progressives' Hypocritical Hydra

Progressives are complaining of shadowy groups and seemingly innocuous organizations playing off each other to achieve political transformation... and success. Oh, they aren't complaining about their own success, but of conservative groups elbowing in on their racket...

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13412

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2017 10:30 PM (vBeA5)

175 Posted by: Mike Hammer's Mom at May 23, 2017 10:05 PM (sBOL1)
LOL!!!
Posted by: Peaches
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I'll remember that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:30 PM (ZO497)

176 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (6gk0M)

Thanks for the list Slap.

MisHum, is there a way to get that on the sidebar?

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:30 PM (gwPgz)

177 I broke the mold

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:30 PM (ZTRlp)
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Indeed you did.



Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:31 PM (sBOL1)

178 Benedict's abdication was a coup.

Posted by: votermom


I've heard that. Ostensibly it was about his health, but there was talk of a financial scandal of some sort.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:31 PM (vRcUp)

179 >>That Caleb guy gets beaten up on a fairly consistent basis.

Posted by: josephistan

Not unfamiliar with teabagging either.

Posted by: Aviator at May 23, 2017 10:31 PM (/Nite)

180 I mean, when a whiny puss like Morrissey has had enough...

Posted by: josephistan at May 23, 2017 10:31 PM (ANIFC)

181 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:29 PM (ZO497)

Obviously they followed the 5 second rule diagram from last night

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:31 PM (ZTRlp)

182 she looks awefull
Posted by: Origional Jake
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So, status quo.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:32 PM (ZO497)

183 Thanks CB, I've been keeping your search in my thoughts too

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 23, 2017 10:26 PM (kufk0)

Thank you!

Posted by: Country Boy at May 23, 2017 10:32 PM (D2vc1)

184 I wonder if the eventual remaining few will be used to it.

Humans are very adaptive.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 23, 2017 10:32 PM (O4wiF)

185 There are others on The Prayer List, but they are buried under Fantasy Baseball stats and the like.

I sincerely apologize and should you wish to be added to The Prayer List, please let me know.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:32 PM (6gk0M)

186 Anybody have a theory as to why Italy has avoided these attacks to this point?

Mine is that the Italians are notoriously anti-PC, so it's harder for the terrorists to hide while claiming racial profiling.

Posted by: gewa76 at May 23, 2017 10:33 PM (f4GSC)

187 The Rolling Stones were named after a Muddy Waters tune. Does that count?

Posted by: freaked


There was also a Dylan song by that name. I always assumed they were named from that.

And because Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature, his works could be considered literary classics.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:33 PM (vRcUp)

188 If terrorist attacks are the new normal in London these days, then is anyone allowed to step into a mosque, toss in a few grenades and run? I mean, if terrorist attacks are 'No Big Deal' then why not spread the 'fun'?

Just employ the 'Feces Occurs' defense and quote the mayor at your trial.

Posted by: JB1000 at May 23, 2017 10:33 PM (6+oyq)

189 Jethro Tull reminds me of another cool music topic, bands named after real people who aren't in the band.

Jethro Tull
Tesla
Marshall Tucker Band
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2017 10:33 PM (xPl2J)

190 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (6gk0M)

Nice list, Slap. A few there I have missed. Thank you.

I keep a piece of paper that I write nics and needs on and I try to be specific when I pray during the day, but at night sometimes I just hold the list and tell the Lord he knows who's on it and for what.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

191 Mine is that the Italians are notoriously anti-PC, so it's harder for the terrorists to hide while claiming racial profiling.
Posted by: gewa76 at May 23, 2017 10:33 PM (f4GSC)



Racial profiling = competent police work.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 23, 2017 10:34 PM (SRKgf)

192 "And by roots I mean Judaism."

Thanks, but no.
Everything spoken of by the prophets concerning Messiah's first coming was fulfilled in the life of Jesus, the Annointed One.
I'll stick with what I've got.
But thanks for the offer.

Posted by: teej at May 23, 2017 10:34 PM (wedOa)

193 "MisHum, is there a way to get that on the sidebar?"

I understand that bribery is always an option with him.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 23, 2017 10:34 PM (d76uN)

194 I've always thought the Swiss were a smart people.

Well, maybe they are. I've noticed that smart people sometimes do very stupid things.
Posted by: Meremortal


Maybe they're afraid Muslim terrorists will get into the nuclear facilities and do something.

And that dumb little brat from Notre Dame is more concerned about the Muslims' feelings being hurt than he's concerned about lives of innocent victims like those people in Manchester, Paris, the Boston Marathon, Fort Hood, California, and on and on.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 23, 2017 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

195 So we "have to get used to this"?

Jesus fucking Christ.

Western civilization ends not with a bang but with a whimper.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens


It ends with "Aloha Snackbar".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:34 PM (vRcUp)

196 189-

Molly Hatchet.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2017 10:35 PM (89T5c)

197 "I always assumed they were named from that. "

Nope. The mag and the band are both named after the Muddy Waters song.

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 10:35 PM (BO/km)

198 185 There are others on The Prayer List, but they are buried under Fantasy Baseball stats and the like.

I sincerely apologize and should you wish to be added to The Prayer List, please let me know.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:32 PM (6gk0M)

--I shall flood you with my latest history references forthwith. . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:35 PM (GsAUU)

199 Thanks Slap for the reminder list - prayers for all - listed and otherwise. Please add my grand daughters - they are going through a meat grinder by no fault of their own.

It pains me that any innocents suffer.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 23, 2017 10:35 PM (tr2D7)

200 "When they needed milk, the guy would take the carton out and saw a pint off with his bandsaw, wrap up the carton, and stick it back in the freezer"

Why not just freeze it in ice cube trays?

Posted by: Chuck C at May 23, 2017 10:35 PM (h99GH)

201 -Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

You're so dearly Welcome, Ma'am.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:35 PM (6gk0M)

202 You can search google images, or bing images for Great Lakes Ore Boats in heavy weather, rough water, big waves. Since the 'Fitz' went down, they don't go out in high winds anymore.

There were rumors that they didn't have their deck covers securely fastened. Like 'C' Clamps that have to be hand tightened, and there are a lot of them on each cover, and a six hundred foot long ore boat has a lot of hatch covers. You can get lazy.

But when you have solid water coming over the side, those hatch covers probably won't stay on with only a half dozen C Clamps fastened.

search the images if you haven't seen boats in big waves.

Another ONT topic that might be interesting is lighthouse. Some people collect lighthouses the way train spotters collect trains. We have a lot of maritime history that is interesting.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 23, 2017 10:36 PM (+HRXN)

203 Switzerland has decided to go green.


Thats ok. The winters are pretty mild there now. Globull Warmening and all that.

Right?

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2017 10:36 PM (+y0MR)

204 I broke the mold



Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:30 PM (ZTRlp)



The Jello Mold.

Posted by: Edmund Fitzgerald at May 23, 2017 10:36 PM (ppSwc)

205

So anyway, one time Idi Amin and I were at a concert - Throbbing Gristle was opening for Boy George - when Idi wanted an Orange Whip. I walked off to get us a couple when there was a HUGE bang behind me! Yuge!

I spun around to see Idi standing there, his pants in tatters. Everyone looked OK, albeit with parts of Idi's pants and what looked to be bits of furry hot dog stuck to them.

Come to find out Idi not only had been farting in his pants all day - more so than usual due to his afternoon snack of lentil and Brussels Sprout BBQ sandwiches - he ALSO had a weasel in his pants for, ah, shall we say amusement purposes.

And a couple of 9 volt batteries wired up to the weasel to shock him occasionally to keep said weasel, ah, shall we say frisky.

Forensic reconstruction suggested that the weasel, not being best pleased with this situation, was chewing on the wires when they shorted and the methane got 'splody.

I thought for sure we'd be arrested but the nice policeman said it happened all the time at Throbbing Gristle concerts...




Posted by: Mirror Universe Massive Methane at May 23, 2017 10:36 PM (39ewW)

206 164 The problem with France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden and such at the beginning of the German invasions was that in essence EVERY European nation was some flavor of fascist/socialist philosophy with a focus on the state and not on liberty.



When you can't figure out the difference between your bastards and theirs, it is hard to gin up much support for anything, more so when you have been informed that your job is not to figure these things out, but to obey.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2017 10:28 PM (mkDpn)

I opined this afternoon that France could be blamed for creating the atmosphere that gave birth to WWII. They were sore winners and it back fired.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (IDPbH)

207 Uriah Heep...except that Uriah Heep was actually just a character.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (ZO497)

208 This generation that will not allow Muslims to be scapegoated will not leave behind a livable world for another generation unless they grow up.
I thought scapegoats took the sins of another upon themselves. I didn't think people who suffered for their own sins could be scapegoats.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (nBr1j)

209 The Rolling Stones were named after a Muddy Waters tune. Does that count?

Posted by: freaked


It's a throwaway line in the song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T2hygHu8CI

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (gwPgz)

210 off, sock!

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (ppSwc)

211 Just got home so I caught that Morrissey post late. He's a lefty all right, but his eyes aren't closed and he's not afraid to speak his mind. SPIN magazine is a shit-lib rag,

Posted by: JoeF. at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (89VjS)

212 Ooo ooo Steppenwolf

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (BO/km)

213 "--I shall flood you with my latest history references forthwith. . . ."
-Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:35 PM (GsAUU)

Please do. There are two sides to any given piece of paper.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (6gk0M)

214 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:19 PM (6gk0M)

Slap, you the man.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (0mRoj)

215
The country's five nuclear plants can continue to operate as long as they are safe.

Which means until the Totalitarian State in Switzerland deems them unsafe.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 23, 2017 10:38 PM (xeiq6)

216 @116 -junior is looking for employment.
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This one can be pulled off the list. I found a new job a few months ago (and mentioned it here at the time).

Posted by: junior at May 23, 2017 10:38 PM (deapv)

217 I saw that later, what you had posted about your daughters. I'm so happy for you. Sounds like healing has begun.

Posted by: bluebell

Thank you, sweet lady. I was so surprised. at an outdoor graduation party on my brother's farm, just an hour before sunset, my youngest came from nowhere, hurried up to me and hugged my neck.

so happy. it's 100 times better than it was in November.

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 10:38 PM (tfQTV)

218 Ramones were named after a Macca hotel alias.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 10:38 PM (7dpmG)

219 I love Maybe I'm Amazed.

I played it at a talent show when I was about 15 and got laughed off the stage.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (EZebt)

220 Mirror Universe is the best.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (89T5c)

221 140 Let us discuss this over a dinner of some bacon wrapped scallops with bacon chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:20 PM (ZTRlp)
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Ooh. Ooh. Invite me. Can I be the token conservative Catholic?
Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:24 PM (sBOL1)

Would you deign to tolerate a lapsed Protestant? I'll bring bourbon!

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (0mRoj)

222 Jethro Tull reminds me of another cool music topic, bands named after real people who aren't in the band.

Jethro Tull
Tesla
Marshall Tucker Band
Lynyrd Skynyrd


Posted by: Mark1971


Paul Revere and the Midnight Riders.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (vRcUp)

223 "Jethro Tull reminds me of another cool music topic, bands named after real people who aren't in the band."

I played in a band like that. It was called the Lester Lee Band. The guy who named the band knew a guy named Lester Lee and thought it was a cool band name.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (O4wiF)

224 "Slap, you the man."
-Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM (0mRoj)

I'm just a guy with a keyboard. No more, no less.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (6gk0M)

225 Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:30 PM (gwPgz)


Well the preacher kept right on saying that all I had to do was send
Ten dollars to the church of the Sacred Bleeding Heart Of Jesus
Located somewhere in Los Angeles, California
And next week they'd say my prayer on the radio
And all my dreams would come true


Probably not Hrothgar





Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (ZTRlp)

226 AoS: Visit for the content, stay for the prayer meeting.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (ppSwc)

227 Mine is that the Italians are notoriously anti-PC, so it's harder for the terrorists to hide while claiming racial profiling.
Posted by: gewa76 at May 23, 2017 10:33 PM (f4GSC)



Decades of fighting the Mafia Crime families will harden you.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2017 10:40 PM (+y0MR)

228 Hey, Political Hat:

Are you still interested in your dice probability question? I've been a-cipherin' on that in the back of my mind.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 10:40 PM (8O3HH)

229 ..."so happy. it's 100 times better than it was in November."
-Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 10:38 PM (tfQTV)

Continued Blessings and Moar Daughter Hugz!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:41 PM (6gk0M)

230 Hello?

Mannheim Steamroller:

The name "Mannheim Steamroller" comes from an 18th-century German musical technique, Mannheim roller (German: Mannheimer Walze), a crescendo passage having a rising melodic line over an ostinato bass line, popularized by the Mannheim school of composition.

--Wikipedia

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:41 PM (GsAUU)

231 Pink Floyd is named after two bluesmen named Pink Anderson and Floyd Council

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2017 10:41 PM (xPl2J)

232 Racial profiling = competent police work.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 23, 2017 10:34 PM (SRKgf)



Today, Sherlock Holmes would be in jail for following the clues!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:42 PM (gwPgz)

233 "AoS: Visit for the content, stay for the prayer meeting."
-Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (ppSwc)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:42 PM (6gk0M)

234 16 I have a dog unhappy about being in the cone of shame.
http://tinypic.com/r/11mdiex/9
Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2017 09:52 PM (cAnNx)

Bad human! Errr...ghost?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 23, 2017 10:42 PM (hscyr)

235 That's awesome, booknlass. It will get even better from now on, I predict.

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:42 PM (sBOL1)

236 I'm just a guy with a keyboard. No more, no less.
Posted by: Slapweasel,

But can you play it like Jan Hammer?

Posted by: Meremortal at May 23, 2017 10:42 PM (O4wiF)

237 Now we know which one's Pink!

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 10:43 PM (BO/km)

238 Which one's Pink?

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2017 10:43 PM (qUNWi)

239 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (ZTRlp)

So you're saying that $20 should do the trick?

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:43 PM (gwPgz)

240 Do you guys realize just how dangerous Mueller's new gig is? While he is investigating the Russia -Trump 'collaboration' there are all sorts of personal landmines he could trip over.

I mean, he could accidentally discover the two speeches Bill Clinton gave in Moscow. I think he got paid 700 small ones. (100,000 dollars, small ones in the Clinton Global Initiative).
Or he could trip over the Uranium Deal where Russia got 25% of US Uranium production in exchange for a few medium sized ones. (Million dollars in the CGI).
Heck, he could even trip over evidence of Obama being 'more flexible' after the 2012 election, Hillary 'accidentally' exposing classified information on her Commodore VIC-20 email server or even Ted Kennedy's negotiations with the Russians in an attempt to deny Reagan a second term.
Yessir, investigating Russian collaboration with anyone from Washington is mighty dangerous. Step carefully, Mr. Mueller, step carefully!

Posted by: JB1000 at May 23, 2017 10:44 PM (6+oyq)

241 I opined this afternoon that France could be blamed for creating the atmosphere that gave birth to WWII. They were sore winners and it back fired.
Posted by: Jack Sock
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De Gaulle, et al, didn't help much in the aftermath of WWII.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:44 PM (ZO497)

242 "But can you play it like Jan Hammer?"
-Posted by: Meremortal at May 23, 2017 10:42 PM (O4wiF)

I cannot play "The Miami Vice Theme" on this keyboard, no.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:44 PM (6gk0M)

243 232 Racial profiling = competent police work.

A) not "politically correct"
B) no money in it

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 23, 2017 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

244 Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (ppSwc)

Vendette! How do you be?

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:44 PM (gwPgz)

245

Bush.

Neither 41 or 43 were in that band. And definitely not Jeb. Too low energy.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (nHbAq)

246 The singer Pink named after Mr Pink in Reservoir Dogs.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (IDPbH)

247 Hey, Political Hat:

Are you still interested in your dice probability question? I've been a-cipherin' on that in the back of my mind.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 10:40 PM (8O3HH)


Yup.

Looking for a generic equation.

To requote for the nightwalkers on the ONT:

"If I has X number of dice, what would be the probability of having at least Y number of them be a certain number? More broadly What would the probability of having at least Y number of dice be a certain number or higher.

"For example, if I had 12 six-sided dice, what would be the probability that three of the dice would come up five, or alternately, five or six."

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (vBeA5)

248 Elvis Costello is named after Elvis. And Costello, I think.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (vRcUp)

249 concerned about the Muslims of the world.? Want to help protect them? You'll need offensive weapons.

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (eeTCA)

250 >>AoS: Visit for the content, stay for the prayer meeting.


Posted by: Vendette

Hang around, it will swing back to boobs and BJs eventually.

Posted by: Aviator at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (/Nite)

251 Classic Literature and Music: I'll take 'Uriah Heep' for $1000, Alex.

Posted by: RickZ at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (aPEpX)

252 Vendette! How do you be?

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:44 PM (gwPgz)

It's Tuesday! Harumph.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (ppSwc)

253 Heck, he could even trip over evidence of Obama being 'more flexible' after the 2012 election, Hillary 'accidentally' exposing classified information on her Commodore VIC-20 email server


Hey now, I will not abide any shit-talking about the VIC-20. That was a fun little computer.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 23, 2017 10:46 PM (0mRoj)

254 @186 Anybody have a theory as to why Italy has avoided these attacks to this point?

Mine is that the Italians are notoriously anti-PC, so it's harder for the terrorists to hide while claiming racial profiling.
-------------------

It's possible.

As an alternative theory, iirc all of the attacks lately in Europe have been from people legally living inside the country. How many refugees stop in Italy when they could move on to richer countries like France and Germany?

There was a parody article I read a while back that had the government in Romania (one of the poorer nations in Europe) excited because they'd gotten their first two refugees from the Middle East - a couple of guys who'd gotten lost while attempting to follow a route through Hungary that led to the richer European nations.

Posted by: junior at May 23, 2017 10:46 PM (deapv)

255 Hang around, it will swing back to boobs and BJs eventually.

Posted by: Aviator at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (/Nite)


Like the sun rising in the east

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:47 PM (gwPgz)

256 Wasn't Toto named after Dorothy's dog?

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 10:47 PM (BO/km)

257 Please do. There are two sides to any given piece of paper.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:37 PM


Ahem.

Posted by: Mobius Strip at May 23, 2017 10:47 PM (DMUuz)

258 Or was it the toilet? I can't remember.

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 10:48 PM (BO/km)

259 AoS: Visit for the content, stay for the prayer meeting."
-Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:39 PM (ppSwc)

Where's the coffee?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:48 PM (ZTRlp)

260 "Ahem."
-Posted by: Mobius Strip at May 23, 2017 10:47 PM (DMUuz)

Still on two planes. Nice try, Moby.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:48 PM (6gk0M)

261 It's Tuesday! Harumph.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (ppSwc)


True dat, but look at the bright side, it could be Monday!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:49 PM (gwPgz)

262 Hang around, it will swing back to boobs and BJs eventually.



Posted by: Aviator at May 23, 2017 10:45 PM (/Nite)



Like the sun rising in the east

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:47 PM (gwPgz)


in other news, water is wet.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:49 PM (ppSwc)

263 Could be wrong, but the Doors were named after a Huxley book.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 10:49 PM (7dpmG)

264 Where's the coffee?
-------
Hey, this here ain't AA!

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 23, 2017 10:49 PM (kufk0)

265 Well the preacher kept right on saying that all I had to do was send
Ten dollars to the church of the Sacred Bleeding Heart Of Jesus
---------

Most of you are too young to have heard of Reverend Ike, and his hawking of 'Prayer Shawls' on radio.

http://tinyurl.com/kf2jluk

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:50 PM (ZO497)

266 I have no idea what I just said, but I told that guy off, right?

*hangs head in shame*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:50 PM (6gk0M)

267 Funny watching Johnny Carson. All of the guests are smoking.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 23, 2017 10:50 PM (IDPbH)

268 Ottawa forces game 7

Gosh, I love playoff hockey

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:50 PM (ZTRlp)

269 *Where's the coffee?*

Always a valid question.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 10:50 PM (r1DzX)

270 Hey, this here ain't AA!
Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 23, 2017 10:49 PM (kufk0)

Higher power and all I thought there would be some available.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:51 PM (ZTRlp)

271 Ottawa forces game 7



Gosh, I love playoff hockey

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:50 PM (ZTRlp)


They did?

*Rewinds ignored part of the DVD*

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:51 PM (ppSwc)

272 Steely Dan didn't have anyone named Dan in the band.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 23, 2017 10:51 PM (nHbAq)

273 Cleveland Cavaliers beat the shit out of the Boston Celtics. 112-99.

See You in the Finals.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:52 PM (6gk0M)

274 Was Toto the name given to the dog in the original L Frank Baum book? I've never read it.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2017 10:52 PM (xPl2J)

275 Jackson Browne could have been named after Lillian Jackson Braun, author of "The Cat Who ..." mystery series, but that's doubtful at best.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 10:53 PM (vRcUp)

276 So this took me aback today. Went to the elementary school's "Spring Concert". Just K-4 kids singing silly songs. Cute.

There was a first grade boy who had a neck tatoo (about 4 inches long and an inch high) and I was close enough to see it was not a fake one.

Who in the hell does this?!!! Am I being silly? It just screams *gang culture* to me. But I'm old. Have I missed something? Is this common now? I still have a hard time accepting tats and piercings that GenXers think nothing of. But it just seems way out there to tatoo your six year old. When kids want to go to each other's house to play, well, just don't want my grandson anywhere near folks who might be bangers. That is my concern.

I am serious 'rons. I truly don't know what's *normal* anymore.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 10:53 PM (RfzVr)

277
Sooner or later, this will get around to stage names, it always does. I'm going to put in a premptive bid for my favorite example: Rip Torn

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:54 PM (ZO497)

278 Steely Dan didn't have anyone named Dan in the band.
Posted by: an indifferent penguin

It's about a hard on, OK?
Deliberately vulgar and profain, but...we have lived through it all.

And the Doors?

The Doors of Perception, by Aldous Huxley.

A bit of a hat tip to the druggy life.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (S6Pax)

279 Higher power and all I thought there would be some available.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:51 PM (ZTRlp)


But, can we at least smoke in here?

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (gwPgz)

280 I'd love a Sens-Preds final.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (GsAUU)

281 I am serious 'rons. I truly don't know what's *normal* anymore.

Posted by: cfo mom
--------------

Welcome to the era of the normalization of the abnormal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (eeTCA)

282 NBC News: The Manchester bomber had "clear ties to al Qaeda" and had travelled to Libya in the last year.

Not clear enough, I guess.
Another known wolf. Imagine that.

Posted by: gewa76 at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (f4GSC)

283 "So this took me aback today. Went to the elementary school's "Spring Concert". Just K-4 kids singing silly songs. Cute.
There was a first grade boy who had a neck tatoo (about 4 inches long and an inch high) and I was close enough to see it was not a fake one.
Who in the hell does this?!!! Am I being silly? It just screams *gang culture* to me. But I'm old. Have I missed something? Is this common now? I still have a hard time accepting tats and piercings that GenXers think nothing of. But it just seems way out there to tatoo your six year old. When kids want to go to each other's house to play, well, just don't want my grandson anywhere near folks who might be bangers. That is my concern.

I am serious 'rons. I truly don't know what's *normal* anymore.
"
-Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 10:53 PM (RfzVr)

If it wasn't a "Cracker Jack" tattoo? We've turned a corner.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (6gk0M)

284 I'd love a Sens-Preds final.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (GsAUU)

Bettman's nightmare.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:56 PM (ppSwc)

285 *I am serious 'rons. I truly don't know what's *normal* anymore.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 10:53 PM (RfzVr)*

Crazy seems to have taken root. Does not mean crazy is normal. Hang in there.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 10:56 PM (r1DzX)

286 The Beatles was a play on the band The Crickets .

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 23, 2017 10:56 PM (IDPbH)

287 Been thinking that the safest public arena on the planet is Citizens Bank Park. It's only a matter of time until DJT calls them the MLB Designated Losers.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 23, 2017 10:56 PM (3C9q2)

288 Nuts. Game 7 is on the blocks in a couple of nights for the ECF. The Pens failed to close out the series. 2-1 Senators.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2017 10:56 PM (+y0MR)

289 "Funny watching Johnny Carson. All of the guests are smoking."

Those were the days. Everyone smoked. And smoking was cheap.
When I was in college (decades ago) the teacher smoked, a lot of the students smoked. I remember one teacher that thought a student's paper was so poor, he held it over the ashtray and set it alight.
While smoking.

Posted by: navybrat at May 23, 2017 10:57 PM (w7KSn)

290 They should have done the smell experiment with pregnant women.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 23, 2017 10:20 PM


They may not be able to see their feet, but at least they can smell them.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 23, 2017 10:57 PM (DMUuz)

291 I'm too tired to hang around anymore.

Please add people to the Prayer List and I'll continue to present them to The Horde.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 10:57 PM (6gk0M)

292 Steely Dan didn't have anyone named Dan in the band.
Posted by: an indifferent penguin

named after a sex toy in Naked Lunch

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 10:58 PM (tfQTV)

293 Not clear enough, I guess.
Another known wolf. Imagine that.
Posted by: gewa76


But why?
Why?

I think we will never know.

But for some reason, I have read that the military and SAS have actually been deployed within the UK.

Why? Can we name the reason?
It's a mystery.

Even college educated kids from Notre Dame can't figure out what's going on.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 23, 2017 10:58 PM (S6Pax)

294 Hat,

I'm sure that has been done somewhere, but I'm too lazy to try to find it. But in the back of my mind, I've been working on it. So far. We have m n-sided dice. Now, look at the probability of getting 1 or more of certain number.

As before, M = 2, n = 6. Total number of states = n^M = 6^2 = 36. Now, look at counting the desired states, which is any state with 1 or more of certain number, say 5.

In your mind, line up the dice. Now, if the first die gets a 5, then we have a hit, not matter what the next (M - 1 ) turns up. So that gives us 1 * n^(M -1). That includes all the possibilities with one 5 on the first and everything else, inlcuding all the multiple hits, 5, 5, 5....

Now, we consider if the first die is not a five. That gives us (n -1) states times an M-1 recursion. That is, (n - 1) times the number of states of M - 1 dice with one of more 5s.

We got a recurrence. The sum of states for the first two times is:

1*n^(M - 1) + (n - 1)*[ 1*n^(M - 2) + (n - 2)*[......].

See the recursion?

This is just for the case of 1 or more of single number. For two or more of single number, that will have to modified. But it will likely be a more general version of the above.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 10:58 PM (8O3HH)

295 279 Higher power and all I thought there would be some available.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:51 PM (ZTRlp)

But, can we at least smoke in here?
Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (gwPgz

Slides ashtray to Hrothgar
Sure, why not, might as well live on the wild and illegal side.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 10:58 PM (ZTRlp)

296 Hey y'all.

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 10:59 PM (OwNJe)

297
"Funny watching Johnny Carson. All of the guests are smoking."

There's a classic moment from that show where Dean Martin is flicking ashes in George Gobel's drink and he doesn't know it.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2017 10:59 PM (xPl2J)

298 284 I'd love a Sens-Preds final.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (GsAUU)

Bettman's nightmare.
Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:56 PM (ppSwc)

--Maybe. It's been 11 years since a team based in a Canadian city (as distinguished from a "Canadian team," since many NHL teams have a majority of Canadian players) has been in the Stanley Cup Final. If Ottawa were to win, that'd keep Buttman's head off the chopping block for a while, if not forever.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 11:00 PM (GsAUU)

299 Good night Slapweasel.

Thanks for sharing the prayer list.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 11:00 PM (r1DzX)

300 *unstatic*

Bomber! Welcome back, Brother!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 11:00 PM (6gk0M)

301 *Waves at Bomber and the Bombers*

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 11:00 PM (ppSwc)

302 284 I'd love a Sens-Preds final.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (GsAUU)

Bettman's nightmare.
Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:56 PM (ppSwc

Screw Bettman

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:00 PM (ZTRlp)

303 My best friend was in a band named after the A/V tech head at the hotel he worked in. It wasn't meant to be a loving tribute.

Posted by: josephistan at May 23, 2017 11:00 PM (ANIFC)

304 282 NBC News: The Manchester bomber had "clear ties to al Qaeda" and had travelled to Libya in the last year.

Not clear enough, I guess.
Another known wolf. Imagine that.
Posted by: gewa76 at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (f4GSC)



Did he have to wear a sandwich board sign?

Apparently so.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 23, 2017 11:01 PM (SRKgf)

305 Thanks for the Good Night wishes, tbodie.

You're quite welcome.

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 11:01 PM (6gk0M)

306 Yeah, I guess you all are right. If we are supposed to accept terrorist attacks as just part of normal, everyday stuff we have to put up with, then I guess tatooed six year olds is pretty yawnworthy.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 23, 2017 11:01 PM (RfzVr)

307 --Maybe. It's been 11 years since a team based in a
Canadian city (as distinguished from a "Canadian team," since many NHL
teams have a majority of Canadian players) has been in the Stanley Cup
Final. If Ottawa were to win, that'd keep Buttman's head off the
chopping block for a while, if not forever.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 11:00 PM (GsAUU)


Think of the US ratings. Worse if the Oilers had figured out how to sustain leads. Harumph.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 11:01 PM (ppSwc)

308 Rapper Wyclef Jean was named after John Wycliffe, early Bible translator. Not making that up.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:02 PM (vRcUp)

309 Goodnight, Slapweasel!

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 11:02 PM (tfQTV)

310 Carson's interviews with Charles Grodin were funny as crap. I also used to love watching Grodin lose his mind about OJ nightly.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 11:02 PM (7dpmG)

311 Hey, Slap! I lurk a lot more than I post these days, but I never really left.

*waves to Vendette*

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:02 PM (OwNJe)

312 Peter Paul and Mary.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:03 PM (vRcUp)

313 12 Peter Paul and Mary.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:03 PM (vRcUp)

Who hung out with Jesus Christ for $500?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:04 PM (ZTRlp)

314 AC / DC named after the plate on the sewing machine of Angus's sister who made all of his school uniform outfits.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 23, 2017 11:05 PM (IDPbH)

315 Switzerland could fit comfortably inside West Virginia so going green is perhaps a possibility.

I bet they waste a fuckton of money doing it so they can be the virtuest of virtue signalers.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 23, 2017 11:05 PM (9A6UB)

316 This is just for the case of 1 or more of single number. For two or more of single number, that will have to modified. But it will likely be a more general version of the above.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 10:58 PM (8O3HH)


It's the general one for some reason I'm not getting.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2017 11:05 PM (vBeA5)

317 How is the Bomber Family doing?

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 11:05 PM (ppSwc)

318 Okay finished Rogue One.

dat Vader doe

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 23, 2017 11:05 PM (6FqZa)

319 The comical Six-step response to Islamic terrorism:

https://youtu.be/mn3t9R99Jls

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 11:06 PM (GsAUU)

320 Total number of states = n^M = 6^2 = 36.
--------

Hm. Will not the total number of states depend upon the number of states for each die? I.e., 6x6 = 36

Same number, but not for the same reason.

*scratches head*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 11:06 PM (ZO497)

321 Bomber!!!!!! How are bomber jr & bombetre?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 23, 2017 11:07 PM (hscyr)

322
Looking at my copy of the Constitution, I see that the President is the chief of the executive branch.

Congress has the authority to impeach him, or presumably investigate him or the executive branch as a whole as a coequal branch.

However...no where do I see where random hacks in the executive get to investigate the president...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:07 PM (aZq03)

323 >>>Peter Paul and Mary.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:03 PM (vRcUp)



Who hung out with Jesus Christ for $500?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:04 PM (ZTRlp)<<<

Who are three people who've never been in my kitchen.

Posted by: Cliff Clavin at May 23, 2017 11:08 PM (nHbAq)

324 Okay finished Rogue One.

dat Vader doe
***
The first time since 1984 he's been portrayed as anything other then a mewling quim...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:08 PM (aZq03)

325 We're good. Civilian life is .... different. I could get used to this.

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:08 PM (OwNJe)

326 Hey, y'all.

I saw my name on Slap's prayer list, and I wanted to clarity something. I still have a full-time job; I left my part-time job at the karaoke bar because I was tired of effectively working seven days a week.

Still having health issues, though, so you can pray those get resolved if you want.

Off to bed. Have a good night, y'all.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 23, 2017 11:08 PM (rJUlF)

327 Wtf autocucumber?! Bomberette

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 23, 2017 11:08 PM (hscyr)

328 Genesis -if one considers the Bible literature

Posted by: josephistan at May 23, 2017 11:08 PM (ANIFC)

329 I can't think of Peter, Paul, and Mary without thinking of Peter Paul Mauser.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 11:08 PM (ZO497)

330 Plato named The Mothers of Invention

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2017 11:09 PM (IqV8l)

331 As a conservative Protestant, I find this upheaval in the R.C.C quite interesting.
***
I am bemused that we finally have an answer to;

Is the Pope Catholic?

that isn't yes.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:09 PM (aZq03)

332 *Waves at everyone because I feel like it*

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 11:09 PM (ppSwc)

333 *However...no where do I see where random hacks in the executive get to investigate the president...
Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:07 PM (aZq03)*

Racist hater!

/s, just to be clear.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 11:09 PM (r1DzX)

334 Bomber Jr has a mustache now, and the Baby graduates from kindergarten this week.

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:10 PM (OwNJe)

335 Aerosmith - derived from "Arrowsmith" by Sinclair Lewis

Posted by: josephistan at May 23, 2017 11:10 PM (ANIFC)

336 I can't think of Peter, Paul, and Mary without thinking of statutory rape.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2017 11:11 PM (xPl2J)

337 I am bemused that we finally have an answer to;

Is the Pope Catholic?

that isn't yes.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:09 PM (aZq03)

Bears still shit in the woods, though. So we got that going for us.

Posted by: josephistan at May 23, 2017 11:11 PM (ANIFC)

338 Bomber Jr has a mustache now, and the Baby graduates from kindergarten this week.
Posted by: Bomber
----------

Hold it...he's a kid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 11:11 PM (ZO497)

339 hey horde.

How is everyone tonight?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 23, 2017 11:12 PM (smD62)

340 Waves back to Vendette.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2017 11:12 PM (r1DzX)

341 @331

He's a marxist and and Jesuit, so tenuously Catholic.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 23, 2017 11:12 PM (9A6UB)

342 335, I hadn't heard that one.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 11:13 PM (7dpmG)

343 LOL. The Knack.

Because of my name IRL, my approximate age and my geographic location, I have actually convinced people "My Sharona" was written about me.

/hahahaha. My parents paid a lot of money for me to go to Catholic school so I would not meet pervy musicians.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:13 PM (aT+Bx)

344 332 *Waves at everyone because I feel like it*
Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 11:09 PM (ppSwc)

waves back

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:13 PM (ZTRlp)

345 >>> I am bemused that we finally have an answer to;



>>> Is the Pope Catholic?



>>> that isn't yes.


But, does he shit in the woods?

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:13 PM (OwNJe)

346 "Plato named The Mothers of Invention"

Actually the record company made them change. They were just "The Mothers". FZ then borrowed that from the P-man.

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 11:13 PM (BO/km)

347 Bomber Jr has a mustache now, and the Baby graduates from kindergarten this week.


Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:10 PM (OwNJe)


I'm old...

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 11:14 PM (ppSwc)

348 My niece is being baptized this weekend.

She is such a chunk and sooooooo cute.

Can't wait to see her!

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 23, 2017 11:14 PM (smD62)

349 Buffalo Springfield was named after a steamroller.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2017 11:14 PM (IqV8l)

350 323 >>>Peter Paul and Mary.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:03 PM (vRcUp)



Who hung out with Jesus Christ for $500?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:04 PM (ZTRlp)

Who are three people who've never been in my kitchen.

--Paul never hung out with JC.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 11:15 PM (GsAUU)

351 Also... Paul Joseph Watson.

Great ending with the daughters of Hope quote.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:15 PM (aT+Bx)

352 Hey, just realized it's Memorial Day, so time to start watching hockey.

(a bit of contemptuous sarcasm the youngsters don't get, of course - but also literally my usual pattern)

Last year I think I forgot, or was busy with something, and saw one game of the finals. Next season I'll definitely finally get to the local minor league game a few times. Not ridiculously expensive.

More importantly, the pace at Friday scrimmages is picking up again, as some better skaters return, so it's much more fun and a better work-out.

Gotta load some 9mm. Will check back later.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2017 11:15 PM (QDnY+)

353 Who needs pervy musicians when you got the Horde anyway.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 23, 2017 11:15 PM (6FqZa)

354 I see Intellectual Takeout also has an article on polyamory;

http://tinyurl.com/m8j7ra2

I can't say the coming drive to legalize polyamory bothers me all that much.

Yes, I understand the advantages that monogamy gives society (hell it is clearly one of the reasons Christendom finally beat Islam...), but the damage from gay marriage, transgenderism and abortion dwarf these concerns to such an extent...who cares anymore?

Single American women are married to Uncle Sam right now...let's let them marry Hollywood celebs and athletes in mass. We already have pseudo-polygamy with "side chicks" common and in many cultural segments accepted.

I don't think young women are going to like the impacts...but why not let them have it good and hard?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:16 PM (aZq03)

355 Level 42 derived from the classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:17 PM (vRcUp)

356 Hey, just realized it's Memorial Day, so time to start watching hockey.

(a bit of contemptuous sarcasm the youngsters don't get, of course - but also literally my usual pattern)

Last
year I think I forgot, or was busy with something, and saw one game of
the finals. Next season I'll definitely finally get to the local minor
league game a few times. Not ridiculously expensive.

More
importantly, the pace at Friday scrimmages is picking up again, as some
better skaters return, so it's much more fun and a better work-out.

Gotta load some 9mm. Will check back later.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2017 11:15 PM (QDnY+)


Well, there was a Memorial Tournament score the other day of 12-5: Erie vs. St. Johns.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 11:17 PM (ppSwc)

357 "Sooner or later, this will get around to stage names, it always does. I'm going to put in a preemptive bid for my favorite example: Rip Torn"

Beverly Hills had him beat by a mile. Especially since she lived up to her name.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2017 11:17 PM (V2Yro)

358 A buncha Canadians named their band after Rush (Limbaugh).

Weird.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 23, 2017 11:17 PM (nHbAq)

359 Publius, see my post at #9 above

Posted by: parsimony at May 23, 2017 11:17 PM (xEt5a)

360 --Paul never hung out with JC.

Posted by: logprof


He knocked him off his horse in Acts, but he was named Saul then.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:18 PM (vRcUp)

361 PH,

'scuse me, typing this out on the fly. No (n - 2) progression, but this

1*n^(M - 1) + (n - 1)*[ 1*n^(M - 2) + (n - 1)*[1*n^(M - 3) + (n -1) *[......]

For two dice, that series is (M = 2), n = 6.

1*6^(1) + (6 - 1) *[1*2^0]. The series ends when you get to 0 exponent.

And that is 6 + 5 *(1) = 11. Total number of states is n^M = 6^2 = 36. SO our probability of getting at least one 5 is 11/36 = 30.56%

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

Now for three dice, M = 6

1* 6^(3- 1) + (6-1)*[6^(3 -2) + (6 - 1)*[6^(3 - 3)]] =

36 + 5 * [6 + 5*[1]] = 36 + 5*11 = 91. Total number of states is 6^3 = 216. So the probability here is 91/216 = 42.1%

Now, do a sanity check on that. Probability is increasing and from that crude series recurrence above, the probability will increase towards 100% as M increases. The more times we role, the probability of getting at least one or more of a certain number approached 1. That makes sense.

The next step is to clean up that recurrence series. It has a binomial expansion sort of look to me at first blush.

Then, we'd tackle the probability of getting two or more. Formula will get more complex, but will likely be a generalization of the above.







Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 11:18 PM (8O3HH)

362 A buncha Canadians named their band after Rush (Limbaugh).

Weird.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin


And they wrote a song "Tom Sawyer".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:19 PM (vRcUp)

363 'Weird'

Not as weird as naming your band after a football team.

Posted by: The Eagles at May 23, 2017 11:19 PM (BO/km)

364 --Paul never hung out with JC.
Posted by: logprof

Except on the road to Damascus

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 11:19 PM (tfQTV)

365

The band 1975 was named after a flavor of Jello.
No, wait, that was Bill Cosby.
No Cosby was named after the pudding invented in 1975.
Which means the band was named after Jimmy Carter's smegma.
I think.
My brain hurts...

Posted by: Ricky Retardo at May 23, 2017 11:20 PM (39ewW)

366 >>Western civilization ends not with a bang but with a whimper.

Oh, you no worry, Abdul has big bang for you!

Posted by: Abdul alShull what bombs at Midnight at May 23, 2017 11:20 PM (q177U)

367 Political Hat, see my post up at 9

Posted by: parsimony at May 23, 2017 11:20 PM (xEt5a)

368 Men 35-64 accounted for 44 percent of the total number of Bay State suicides in 2014. That toll rises to 67 percent for men 25-64.
***
Modern American society is designed to use men as a source of wealth and then throw them away when they are no longer useful.

It should hardly be surprising that the impact of that is suicide in cases where men hit a slump.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:20 PM (aZq03)

369 For one n-sided die, the probability of a specific number showing up is (1/n).
For M n-sided dice, the probability of any specific sequence showing up is (1/n)^M.
For M n-sided dice, the probability of M occurrences of the same value is (1/n)^(M-1).

Lights cigar and runs away!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 23, 2017 11:20 PM (gwPgz)

370 Who needs pervy musicians when you got the Horde anyway.
--

The Horde is WAY better than pervy musicians. They're all drug addled woke liberals. What would one converse about?

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:21 PM (aT+Bx)

371 364 --Paul never hung out with JC.
Posted by: logprof

Except on the road to Damascus
Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 11:19 PM (tfQTV)

--Would not call that a hangout.

Even if you want to go into mystical shit.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 11:21 PM (GsAUU)

372 Re: Michelle in Italy.

First those outfits do NOT work for her but on others they could be cute.

Second those outfits do not work on any woman visiting duomos and cathedrals in Italy. That would get you turned away at the door of the Vatican guaranteed. If I knew this protocol when I was I Italy and at churches, she surely does.

Wonder if she'd try this at a mosque in Saudi or Iran.....

Posted by: keena at May 23, 2017 11:21 PM (RiTnx)

373 You boys will go down like a lead zeppelin.

Posted by: Keith Moon at May 23, 2017 11:21 PM (f4GSC)

374 Little Joe from Kokomo!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2017 11:21 PM (IqV8l)

375 Was that math? I'm pretty sure that was math. No math. No math.

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 11:22 PM (BO/km)

376 Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:16 PM (aZq03)

I've always said that anyone that supported gay marriage cannot intellectually go against any other push to leaglize their flavor of marriage.

Once you start playing with words be prepared for the consequences.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Luchini aka This Is It What at May 23, 2017 11:22 PM (/cEXt)

377 "The idea of freedom of speech does not mean a blanket permission to say anything anybody thinks.
***
The *only* way to stop this is to use it against the people currently making the argument.

Some conservative state needs to arrest a liberal academic for some form of hate speech and let the case run its course.

And if judges make the argument that you can't prosecute someone for making the sorts of threats the left incessantly makes because only white cis-males can be haters...impeach the judges.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:23 PM (aZq03)

378 320: Exact same reason. n sides, M total number of rolls or (dies).

n^M . FOr two dice, that n^2 = 6 * 6. Three dice, 6^3 = 6 * 6 * 6

10 dice, 6^10.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 11:23 PM (8O3HH)

379 354:I don't think young women are going to like the impacts...but why not let them have it good and hard?

Posted by: 18-1



NY Post had an article about Polyamory too. They had a blandly, slightly effeminate, handsome man with his 2 reasonably attractive 'wives'. Trying to put a pretty face on an ancient barbaric practice. Everything old is new again! The article mentioned that all three of them still see other people. Open marriage. Boy oh boy! I Can't wait for the Gods of the Copybook Headings to show up again.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2017 11:23 PM (+y0MR)

380

I saw Pervy Musicians open for Throbbing Gristle in 1975.

Posted by: Ricky Retardo at May 23, 2017 11:24 PM (39ewW)

381 *unstatic*

*Rolls 3D6*

I got twelve.

Tell Miley that I Love her!

*unstatic*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 11:24 PM (6gk0M)

382 The mutton chop hairy guy: Mungo Jerry.

T. S. Eliot had a cat named mungojerry (and rumpleteazer) in his work Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:24 PM (vRcUp)

383 Yes, I understand the advantages that monogamy gives society (hell it is clearly one of the reasons Christendom finally beat Islam...), but the damage from gay marriage, transgenderism and abortion dwarf these concerns to such an extent...who cares anymore?


Single American women are married to Uncle Sam right now...let's let them marry Hollywood celebs and athletes in mass. We already have pseudo-polygamy with "side chicks" common and in many cultural segments accepted.
---

I think it weakens the family, and a weak family means a weak society.

When there's two or three mommies or daddies, there is no moral clarity.

Also, I think there are lot of liberal women that would accept this becuase... amoral/ stupid.

Amoral/stupid is not going to be helpful to children.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:24 PM (aT+Bx)

384 ...errr.

G'Night!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 11:24 PM (6gk0M)

385 Gewa76....the Italians I know, outside of Rome are very UN PC. Will only let Americans and Canadians visit their cooking school. No Europeans may apply.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 23, 2017 11:25 PM (mMeIQ)

386 OK, If we're doing literary references in Rush songs

Anthem (Ayn Rand)
Xanadu (from Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
Rivendell (from Tolkien)

and probably a hundred more

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2017 11:25 PM (xPl2J)

387 Publius it's easier than all those expansions. It's just a binomial distribution: 12C3 x p^3 x (1-p)^9

Posted by: parsimony at May 23, 2017 11:25 PM (xEt5a)

388 Open marriage. Boy oh boy! I Can't wait for the Gods of the Copybook Headings to show up again
***
I can't wait for the follow up article;

What to do when your open marriage spouse gives you the gift of syphilis.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:25 PM (aZq03)

389 But, does he shit in the woods?
Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:13 PM (OwNJe)

--
no, and apparently no where else either.

which explains why he's so full of shit.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:27 PM (Nbzu/)

390 Wonder if she'd try this at a mosque in Saudi or Iran.....
Posted by: keena at May 23, 2017 11:21 PM (RiTn

I hope she does.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:27 PM (ZTRlp)

391 What to do when your open marriage spouse gives you the gift of syphilis.
----

Yeah, we're not going to see articles about that.

Just "modern, wonderful, not jealous, superior" articles.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:27 PM (aT+Bx)

392 Polyamory - while I can't say in favor of it, once adultery laws were thrown out (as well as any other types of co-habitation laws) there simply is no intellectual legal argument against it remaining. (Other than "let's outlaw it because it's icky and we don't like it.")

Consider this: Can a man and a woman live together and have an ongoing sexual relationship if they're not married? Well of course, no argument today.

How about a man and 2 women? Or 2 men and 1 woman? Or 5 men and 5 women, as long as no one says the magic word "marriage"?

Obviously, yes, there are no laws left against those situations anymore.

Consider if 1 man lives with 4 women, and they tell each other that they're all committed to each other and living as a family unit, but they lie to everyone outside about what they privately think and say publicly that they are not married? As long as they make no public and open claim of marriage, then what they do is completely legal.

So, a polygamous relationship between several people today is the only Legal situation I can think that is completely legal under current law as long as everyone publicly and conspicuously lies about it, and which only becomes illegal if one or more of the accused slips and tells the truth about the way they feel about each other.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2017 11:27 PM (V2Yro)

393 >>> (hell it is clearly one of the reasons Christendom finally beat Islam...)

Did I miss something?

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:27 PM (OwNJe)

394 Mott the Hoople was originally the title of a novel

Posted by: JoeF. at May 23, 2017 11:27 PM (ACxf3)

395 and that band tesla was named after a taxpayer supported car company. weird.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 23, 2017 11:28 PM (KP5rU)

396 387: I was smelling a binomial expansion looking thing there. I would've got it eventually.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 11:29 PM (8O3HH)

397 Whiter Shade of Pale is a very great literary reference.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 11:29 PM (7dpmG)

398 Logprof, have you ever heard the teaching that the Apostle Paul had an out of body experience or was taught by Jesus Christ in person to get him 'up to speed' before he began writing the epistles?

I have, but I can't put my finger on the exact verse that inspired it.

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 11:29 PM (tfQTV)

399 Also, I think there are lot of liberal women that would accept this becuase... amoral/ stupid.
***
Hypergamy makes most women think they'd be happier being one of several wives as long as it is to an ultra alpha.

In practice they aren't going to be. Your average 40 year old wife to an ultra alpha isn't happy when he trades her in for a younger model now. Polygamy means he can still marry that younger model and sideline her...and original wifey can't even divorce him and take him to the cleaners for it...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:29 PM (aZq03)

400
NY Post had an article about Polyamory too. They had a blandly, slightly effeminate, handsome man with his 2 reasonably attractive 'wives'. Trying to put a pretty face on an ancient barbaric practice. Everything old is new again! The article mentioned that all three of them still see other people. Open marriage. Boy oh boy! I Can't wait for the Gods of the Copybook Headings to show up again.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2017 11:23 PM (+y0MR)


Good Lord, 1 wife is enough

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:29 PM (ZTRlp)

401 The reason I ask about the dice is because it is for a game mechanic. Basically, the player has a certain amount of dice to start with. To do something successfully, they have to roll some minimum number of sixes or fives/sixes.

I wanted the general formula so that I could allocate total starting dice and how many dice to do various levels of achievement.

Each time they roll, they lose one of the die regardless of the outcome. That way it is easy to use it early one, especially with low ranked powers, however it makes it harder to use it later one, especially for the more difficult powers.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2017 11:29 PM (vBeA5)

402 Not a great pic, but newest one I have readily available. My babies - click my name.

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:29 PM (OwNJe)

403 The Archies were named after a comic book.

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 11:29 PM (BO/km)

404 'twas in the darkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair
But Gollum and the Evil One
Crept up and slipped away with her

So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
Over the hills where the spirits fly

Posted by: Robert Plant at May 23, 2017 11:30 PM (f4GSC)

405 Michelle O and her lack of style - does she not know how to use a mirror? That outfit doesn't even fit properly, and highlights her 'problem' areas. The goal is to hide problems not point them out.

Also I've been to Europe several times and there are dress codes posted at many churches & cathedrals. Would she have worn that slutty blouse to Jeremiah Wright's so-called church? I think not.

Posted by: Boots at May 23, 2017 11:31 PM (EBwPV)

406
I played it at a talent show when I was about 15 and got laughed off the stage.

Where was this talent show, at a Country-Western bar?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 23, 2017 11:31 PM (xeiq6)

407 Publius it's easier than all those expansions. It's just a binomial distribution: 12C3 x p^3 x (1-p)^9

Posted by: parsimony at May 23, 2017 11:25 PM (xEt5a)


Long day, so my brain is fried, but what does "p" and "C" indicate again?

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2017 11:31 PM (vBeA5)

408 An angry Tommy Robinson after the Manchester bombing.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/kb6qym9

A more subdued Tommy Robinson later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=855O06GZE90

Posted by: X-ray at May 23, 2017 11:32 PM (ebKLp)

409 >>> Good Lord, 1 wife is enough

1 mother-in-law.

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:32 PM (OwNJe)

410 'That outfit doesn't even fit properly, and highlights her 'problem' areas.'

You noticed the crotch bulge too huh?

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 11:32 PM (BO/km)

411 298 284 I'd love a Sens-Preds final.

Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 10:55 PM (GsAUU)

Bettman's nightmare.
Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:56 PM (ppSwc)

--Maybe. It's been 11 years since a team based in a Canadian city (as distinguished from a "Canadian team," since many NHL teams have a majority of Canadian players) has been in the Stanley Cup Final. If Ottawa were to win, that'd keep Buttman's head off the chopping block for a while, if not forever.
Posted by: logprof at May 23, 2017 11:00 PM (GsAUU)


Guess we're chopped liver or something.

Posted by: 2011 Vancouver Canucks at May 23, 2017 11:32 PM (1JnAL)

412
The Rolling Stones were named after a Muddy Waters tune. Does that count?
Posted by: freaked


Robert Heinlein wrote the book "The Rolling Stones" in 1952.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2017 11:32 PM (IqV8l)

413 Did I miss something?
***
Compare Western Christendom v Islam before the 1050s (when the RCC got serious about polygamy) and after...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:33 PM (aZq03)

414 For one n-sided die, the probability of a specific number showing up is (1/n).
For M n-sided dice, the probability of any specific sequence showing up is (1/n)^M.
For M n-sided dice, the probability of M occurrences of the same value is (1/n)^(M-1).

Lights cigar and runs away!
Posted by: Hrothgar
------------

But, in the general case, the number of combinations will be n1 * n2 * n3 * nx.... where each nx represents a varying number of faces.

What is it with you guys and your insistence on cis-normative dice?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2017 11:33 PM (ZO497)

415 I wonder if zero wives is too much, but a negative wife would sound too dominatrixy.

Fortunately I'm a mathematician so I can go the imaginary route, with square root of minus-one wife

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 23, 2017 11:33 PM (6FqZa)

416 "I've always said that anyone that supported gay
marriage cannot intellectually go against any other push to legalize
their flavor of marriage.

Once you start playing with words be prepared for the consequences.


Posted by: thathalfrican - Luchini"

The proponents of gay marriage did not "extend the right to marriage" as they like to say. They destroyed the definition of marriage, which used to be bringing together of two distinct entities so form a third that is better than the two separate. You used to hear the expression frequently in metal working such as "the marriage of copper to zinc is used to make brass." Gay marriage is like combining copper with copper to get twice as much copper.

Posted by: Ripley at May 23, 2017 11:33 PM (NbRJx)

417 'Where was this talent show, at a Country-Western bar?'

Should have done "Stand By Your Man"

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 11:34 PM (BO/km)

418 Paul on the road to Damascus - one very out-of-context quote sums up my whole Navy career:

"it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks."

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:34 PM (OwNJe)

419 >>>Michelle O and her lack of style - does she not know how to use a
mirror? That outfit doesn't even fit properly, and highlights her
'problem' areas. The goal is to hide problems not point them out.<<<




To hide her problem areas she would need to be wearing the spring/summer line from Jegs*.




*car cover collection

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 23, 2017 11:34 PM (nHbAq)

420 if bigamy is when a man has too many wives, what is monogamy?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:34 PM (Nbzu/)

421 That sawzall blade should be flipped for maximum cutting depth.

Posted by: garrett at May 23, 2017 11:34 PM (vMqHe)

422 I wonder if zero wives is too much, but a negative wife would sound too dominatrixy.


Fortunately I'm a mathematician so I can go the imaginary route, with square root of minus-one wife
--

LOL. I am not a mathematician, however I have zero husbands!

/hahahaha, my significant other is my cat.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:35 PM (aT+Bx)

423

A Rolling Stone gathers no Hepatitis.

Posted by: Ricky Retardo at May 23, 2017 11:35 PM (39ewW)

424 Gay marriage is like combining copper with copper to get twice as much copper.
___
So you are saying if I married Reggie I could lay twice as much pipe?

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 23, 2017 11:35 PM (aZq03)

425 This ain't the 1050s. They're killing more of us than we're killing of them.

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:36 PM (OwNJe)

426 Why is pleading the 5th an issue for Flynn and not Lerner?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 11:36 PM (7dpmG)

427 Long day, so my brain is fried, but what does "p" and "C" indicate again?

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2017 11:31 PM (vBeA5)


p = probability of the event

C is the combination possibilities ( xCy is choosing y elements out of a set of x things) xCy = x!/(x-y)!y! ... if I recall correctly.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 23, 2017 11:37 PM (zc3Db)

428 Why is pleading the 5th an issue for Flynn and not Lerner?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


There's a narrative here and you're not keeping up.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 23, 2017 11:37 PM (S6Pax)

429 420 if bigamy is when a man has too many wives, what is monogamy?

Monogamy is when a man has too many wives...

Posted by: Ricky Retardo at May 23, 2017 11:37 PM (39ewW)

430 Why is pleading the 5th an issue for Flynn and not Lerner?
___
One has an R and the other a D.

Duh.

Posted by: The Fake News Media at May 23, 2017 11:37 PM (aZq03)

431 Me too log logprof

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 23, 2017 11:37 PM (mMeIQ)

432 Logprof, have you ever heard the teaching that the Apostle Paul had an out of body experience or was taught by Jesus Christ in person to get him 'up to speed' before he began writing the epistles?

I have, but I can't put my finger on the exact verse that inspired it.

Posted by: booknlass



Sounds like an embellishment of 2 Corinthians 12.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+co+12&version=KJV

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:37 PM (vRcUp)

433 To hide her problem areas she would need to be wearing the spring/summer line from Jegs*.
---
a body bag would also accomplish the same thing.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:38 PM (Nbzu/)

434 To hide her problem areas she would need to be wearing the spring/summer line from Jegs*.

*car cover collection
---
you are VERY wrong.

It is the 2017 collection from Omar the Tentmaker.

/she buys only the best imports!

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:38 PM (aT+Bx)

435 >>Why is pleading the 5th an issue for Flynn and not Lerner?


Because Shutup, Racist!

Posted by: garrett at May 23, 2017 11:38 PM (vMqHe)

436 Would she have worn that slutty blouse to Jeremiah Wright's so-called church?

Not really appropriate for taking her little boy around town, either. Hold it- oh, man, that was Barack!

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2017 11:38 PM (eeTCA)

437 This ain't the 1050s. They're killing more of us than we're killing of them.
***
Err...that was also the case in the 1050s.

Muslims ruled most of Iberia, parts of Italy, and were busy engaging in slave raids in the other parts of the Mediterranean.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:39 PM (aZq03)

438 I sailed on limestone carriers of the Calcite Fleet the summer after I got out of the Army. It was rather scary when were were sailing through a heavy fog and the radar was out. Two ship in our Fleet, the Bradley and the Calcite went down. One when I was in the second grade and the other when I was in high school, about 30 died in the first one and 6 or so in the other.

Posted by: CMU VET at May 23, 2017 11:39 PM (C+wjz)

439 Bipartisan Senate, lol.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 11:40 PM (7dpmG)

440 "Robert Heinlein wrote the book "The Rolling Stones" in 1952."

Jumping Jack Flash!

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2017 11:40 PM (BO/km)

441 419; worlds' largest yield sign. dual purpose. don't forget those sexy, toned, arms.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 23, 2017 11:40 PM (KP5rU)

442 Hat, see the binomial distribution, which is related to the binomial expansion. This stuff is Romper Room for the statisticians, but I'm reinventing the wheel, including some stuff I've likely forgotten, but knew once.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 11:40 PM (8O3HH)

443 Somewhere in the Awful Alternate Universe, there are approx 6,000 articles coming soon about how President Hillary is the "Real Life Wonder Woman". Liberals are bizarrely mentally ill.

Posted by: John McClane at May 23, 2017 11:40 PM (rv0Fo)

444 Twos-day ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/867078556752502784

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/867078650172252161

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/867078748948115456

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/867078855571460096

Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2017 11:41 PM (AOrEZ)

445 So on the answering prayers front, God provided me a way to stay at my current job while the demotion and less than wonderful shift still provide incentive to find something else/go back to school which is probably the best case scenario here. Hopefully this helps with the anxiety/depression a bit at least.

And God also answers prayers by having there be such wonderful people as here at Ace's who care so much for strangers on the net. You are all so amazing and I can't be the only one your kindness has helped through some very dark waters (knock on wood that the worst is past).

Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 23, 2017 11:41 PM (Ojki1)

446 To ensure that they were only relying on their sense of smell, the researchers had their subjects get down on all fours while blindfolded, ear-muffed and wearing thick knee pads and gloves.
--------
Coeds blindfolded and told to get on all fours? Sounds pretty hot! Is there video?

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 23, 2017 11:41 PM (FzmdB)

447 >>>you are VERY wrong.
It is the 2017 collection from Omar the Tentmaker.
/she buys only the best imports!
Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:38 PM (aT+Bx)<<<

With Ringling Bros shut down, they'd probably have a few she in her size she could pick up at a discount.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 23, 2017 11:41 PM (nHbAq)

448 432 That's IT (picture Lucy yelling and Schroeder flipping over backwards)
Steve and, isn't that passage trippy? and ofcourse, with God, all things are possible.

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 11:42 PM (tfQTV)

449 More Twos-day ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/867078957618933761

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/867079061797040129

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/867079146559746049

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/867079215841259520

Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2017 11:42 PM (AOrEZ)

450 Somewhere in the Awful Alternate Universe, there are approx 6,000 articles coming soon about how President Hillary is the "Real Life Wonder Woman".
***
Dammit, all of the magazines we have in the camps have pictures of Hillary Clinton and not Gal Gadot!

Posted by: 18-1 (in the Awful Alternate Universe) at May 23, 2017 11:42 PM (aZq03)

451 The revolt against vows has been carried in our day even to the extent of a revolt against the typical vow of marriage. It is most amusing to listen to the opponents of marriage on this subject. They appear to imagine that the ideal of constancy was a yoke mysteriously imposed on mankind by the devil, instead of being, as it is, a yoke consistently imposed by all lovers on themselves. They have invented a phrase, a phrase that is a black and white contradiction in two words - 'free-love' - as if a lover ever had been, or ever could be, free. It is the nature of love to bind itself, and the institution of marriage merely paid the average man the compliment of taking him at his word. Modern sages offer to the lover, with an ill-favoured grin, the largest liberties and the fullest irresponsibility; but they do not respect him as the old Church respected him; they do not write his oath upon the heavens, as the record of his highest moment. They give him every liberty except the liberty to sell his liberty, which is the only one that he wants.

Posted by: GK Chesterton at May 23, 2017 11:42 PM (JNqRY)

452 We wonder how Hillary made all that money on cattle futures, we wonder what Hillary was doing when dozens of Americans in Libya needed help, we wonder what Hillary was using that \Toilet Server for...

... yeah, she's the Wonder Woman all right.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 23, 2017 11:42 PM (6FqZa)

453 This ain't the 1050s. They're killing more of us than we're killing of them.
***
Err...that was also the case in the 1050s.


Muslims ruled most of Iberia, parts of Italy, and were busy engaging in slave raids in the other parts of the Mediterranean.
--

I don't know if they're killing more of us at the present time. Seems like we're bombing the sh*t out of certain parts of the middle east.

Muslim casualties are never noted, but every American death is a grim milestone.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:42 PM (aT+Bx)

454 married men don't live longer than single men...

it just seems that way.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:43 PM (Nbzu/)

455 Long day, so my brain is fried, but what does "p" and "C" indicate again?


Posted by: The Political Hat


Permutations and combinations? n! / (n - r)! is the number of permutations of n distinct things taken r at a time.

n! / r! (n - r)! is the number of combinations of n distinct objects taken r at a time.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:43 PM (vRcUp)

456 why do married men die before their wives?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:43 PM (Nbzu/)

457 Somewhere in the Awful Alternate Universe, there are approx 6,000
articles coming soon about how President Hillary is the "Real Life
Wonder Woman". Liberals are bizarrely mentally ill.
--
http://www.momentmag.com/opinion-wonder-woman-tells-us-hillary/

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:44 PM (aT+Bx)

458 It is exactly this backdoor, this sense of having a retreat behind us, that is, to our minds, the sterlizing spirit in modern pleasure. Everywhere there is the persistent and insane attempt to obtain pleasure without paying for it. Thus, in politics the modern Jingoes practically say, 'Let us have the pleasure of conquerors without the pains of soldiers: let us sit on sofas and be a hardy race.' Thus, in religion and morals, the decadent mystics say: 'Let us have the fragrance of sacred purity without the sorrows of self-restraint; let us sing hymns alternately to the Virgin and Priapus.' Thus in love the free-lovers say: 'Let us have the splendour of offering ourselves without the peril of committing ourselves; let us see whether one cannot commit suicide an unlimited number of times.'

Posted by: GK Chesterton at May 23, 2017 11:44 PM (JNqRY)

459 >>>This stuff is Romper Room for the statisticians


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 11:40 PM (8O3HH)<<<


What about Romphim Room, huh?!

Posted by: GQ at May 23, 2017 11:44 PM (nHbAq)

460 U2 played the Ultraviolet song after the JT performance. Believe it or not, they had Angela Davis, hrc, and Lena Dunham as feminist icons. Former First Lady got the biggest applause of course.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 11:45 PM (7dpmG)

461 >>the researchers had their subjects get down on all fours while blindfolded, ear-muffed and wearing thick knee pads and gloves.

Sounds like what Reggie and I called "Saturday night at the White House"

Posted by: Barry at May 23, 2017 11:45 PM (/Nite)

462 >>> Muslim casualties are never noted, but every American death is a grim milestone.

Most muslim casualties were killed by other muslims. We go way out of our way not to kill them.

Posted by: Bomber at May 23, 2017 11:45 PM (OwNJe)

463 Cute pic, but that ham was not sliced with that reciprocating saw.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 23, 2017 11:45 PM (LMcFk)

464 I don't know if they're killing more of us at the present time. Seems like we're bombing the sh*t out of certain parts of the middle east.
***
They've managed to mostly ethnically cleanse Christians from the middle east over the last 50 years - something they didn't manage to do even under the Caliphate...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2017 11:46 PM (aZq03)

465 Mark Steyn is always worth a read.

http://tinyurl.com/k2buaou

Posted by: steevy at May 23, 2017 11:46 PM (rmVvL)

466 why is the bride always smiling at the wedding reception?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:47 PM (Nbzu/)

467 I think the question I was going for was slightly different than the binomial distribution. The BD gives the probability of finding a number of "hits", k, with probability p in M independent trials.

For the dice, p = 1/n.

What I was going for was the probability of at least k hits. Not just exactly k hits. So there's going to be a sum of binomial terms there.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 11:47 PM (8O3HH)

468 Bete, it's good to hear you sound so adjusted and copacetic. I've been helped too, in the soothing of my loneliness here too, and in answered prayers.

Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 11:48 PM (tfQTV)

469 For all of us who receive that phone call or that e-mail that we never wanted to hear or read, "Come quick,......," I send the following "Road Map," because it is, after all, in times severe and merciless, to poetry that one returns.


The Time of Readiness

"Now comes the Time of Readiness," one said,
The time I never/always knew would come
Not even knowing which (exactly) way it would reveal
itself.
But hearing still the music that is always there,
I hastily assemble all my tools
For that fierce task which we (each) have at hand:

To carefully commit to memory
The fall of light upon your face,
The subtle movement of your hands.
To memorize the constant courage of your almost
smile,
The strength that lies behind each gaze.

I conscientiously record
The timbre of your each and every word,
And measure (to remember) with great care
The touch of your sure hand in mine,
my hand in yours,
As we each took our turns, gifting the world into each
other's life.

For I have need to memorize these certain things
As we complete this (just most recent)
Transformation of our lives.
And so I sear into my consciousness
(For all the time there is)
The clear dimensions of the calm "you-me"
To be the guide through this constricted time.

And, yet, you still surprise me with what I have
always known with you:
"All time is privileged" and all we have to do
(trained as we were),
Is simply, with the gentle and perfected grace,
(trained as we are),
Play out, for all eternity, our ceremony of pledged
love, of fealty, of truth.

And then, beyond all time and space,
Exchange the bright persistent blessing that we share
As we quite clearly come to know and love our own
"becoming"
Now, Here, in this precise and silent gifting of each
each other to the world.




Anne R. Abler,
May 23, 2017

Posted by: Anne R. Abler at May 23, 2017 11:48 PM (Fq0e/)

470 Good Lord, 1 wife is enough
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:29 PM (ZTRlp)


:::nods head in approval while strolling past:::

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 23, 2017 11:48 PM (1JnAL)

471 U2 played the Ultraviolet song after the JT performance. Believe it or not, they had Angela Davis, hrc, and Lena Dunham as feminist icons. Former First Lady got the biggest applause of course.
--

Part of me hates U2 with the white hot rage of a thousand suns. Mostly Bono.

Sanctimonious @sshole.

Also... Roger Waters is out this summer, the tour is Us vs. Them. I expect it to be 100% Trump hate.

/why are they all insane?

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:49 PM (aT+Bx)

472 >>why is the bride always smiling at the wedding reception?


Posted by: redc1c4

See? I said we would get back around to BJs.

Posted by: Aviator at May 23, 2017 11:49 PM (/Nite)

473 What is CNN blurb saying Comey goes to barber shop before hearing supposed to imply? Not getting it.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 11:49 PM (7dpmG)

474 Life is hard when you are stupid.

Life is harder when you are impatient, spastic and incompetent

https://youtu.be/EumR6luhwME

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2017 11:52 PM (mkDpn)

475 Most muslim casualties were killed by other muslims. We go way out of our way not to kill them.
Posted by: Bomber

Since forever.

Some years ago, I read a biography written at the end of the 19th century about Salah eh Din (Saladin), the famous Kurdish Muslim general and conqueror.

Skipping over a lot of details, not much has really changed for Muslim in a thousand years. They were bothered that the Christian women in the Christian towns sometimes walked about and spoke without their husbands around.
And Saladin actually tried to live up to Islam ideals, and actually died almost a pauper, because he gave away most of his wealth the indigent Muslims. And as soon as he died, the Muslim Arabs all started to fight over the empire he created and ruled.

Green on Green killin'.
And he was a Kurd, not an Arab.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 23, 2017 11:52 PM (S6Pax)

476 why do married men die before their wives?

Posted by: redc1c4


I think testosterone is bad for the heart, so women in general live longer. Now that Bruce Jenner removed the source I predict he will live as long or longer than Kris. I guess he decided it was worth it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 23, 2017 11:53 PM (vRcUp)

477 *unstaic*

One Last Thing...

I see myself as The Kid in this scenario.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qW9wqUI4Lg

"You are Home".

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 23, 2017 11:53 PM (6gk0M)

478 http://www.momentmag.com/opinion-wonder-woman-tells-us-hillary/


Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:44 PM (aT+Bx)

Nice find. Jesus. Whenever I get down, I think about the nuke we dodged, and how she was 100% certain for the last eight years that it was going to be Her Turn. HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAAA

Posted by: Mega at May 23, 2017 11:53 PM (rv0Fo)

479 They've managed to mostly ethnically cleanse Christians from the middle
east over the last 50 years - something they didn't manage to do even
under the Caliphate...
---
and the Jews as well.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:53 PM (Nbzu/)

480 Dammit, all of the magazines we have in the camps have pictures of Hillary Clinton and not Gal Gadot!
Posted by: 18-1 (in the Awful Alternate Universe) at May 23, 2017 11:42 PM (aZq03)



:::fap fap fap fap:::

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at May 23, 2017 11:53 PM (1JnAL)

481 471, Bono actually said Americans should be proud of yourselves for paying taxes, which led to HIV vacs. He is an asshole.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2017 11:54 PM (7dpmG)

482 Bete, it's good to hear you sound so adjusted and copacetic. I've been helped too, in the soothing of my loneliness here too, and in answered prayers.
Posted by: booknlass at May 23, 2017 11:48 PM (tfQTV)

Trying to work on my gratitude skills and focus on what I have, not what I wish I had/didn't have as much.

Again, trying.

Has to be mentally more healthy...which is probably why it is so hard for me.

Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 23, 2017 11:54 PM (Ojki1)

483 46 Michael the Texan, how are you doing?

Posted by: bluebell at May 23, 2017 10:03 PM (sBOL1)


I'm doing well, Bluebell. Thanks for asking.

How are you?

Sorry that I to fold laundry and do other things right after the ONT started.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 23, 2017 11:54 PM (nvMvs)

484 conspiracy fun:

Via GLP. And reddit. So, grain of salt.

Via a Wikileaks email...

Doctor who was assigned to Seth Rich when he died is married.

HIs wife hosted a special event with John and Tony Podesta.

Interesting, huh?

So.. Seth Rich knows things, and John Podesta wanted to make an example of a leaker. Things go bad, and voila! He dies at the hospital while supposedly under the care of his friends husband.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:54 PM (aT+Bx)

485 IOW, the binomial distribution answers what is the probability of getting k 5's in M throws of a n-sided dice ( p = 1/n).

For a specific example. What is the probability I will get exactly three 5's in 10 throws of a six-sided dice? Binomial distribution with k = 3, M = 10 and p = 1/6

Now, for the probability of at least 3 5's, we get a sum of the binomial terms of k =3, 4, 5, and 6.

And that should expand to that mess I was working on, which I hope I would've recognized as a binomial expansion/distribution thing. It was already smelling like it. But I'm getting very rusty.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 23, 2017 11:55 PM (8O3HH)

486 456 why do married men die before their wives?
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:43 PM (Nbzu/

The same reason we don't check for traffic when crossing the road. We just don't care.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:56 PM (ZTRlp)

487 Please add my sister Lisa to the prayer list. She had a tennis ball sized brain tumor removed just over a year ago and is still going through chemo. She is in a wheelchair and has memory and heart issues, but is hanging in there. Thanks to all of you for your support.

Posted by: Just wondering at May 23, 2017 11:56 PM (WBYpW)

488 Doctor Who was assigned to Seth Rich?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2017 11:57 PM (IqV8l)

489 Also... hospital where seth rich died has not been released.

Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:57 PM (aT+Bx)

490 J/K Mrs. Mis. Hum.

Who informed me today we met 35 years ago today. I don't remember what was for dinner Sunday night.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:57 PM (ZTRlp)

491 I think testosterone is bad for the heart, so women in general live
longer. Now that Bruce Jenner removed the source I predict he will live
as long or longer than Kris. I guess he decided it was worth it.
---
close but no cigar for you or It....

husbands die before their wives because they can.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:57 PM (Nbzu/)

492 So...

Pre-ordered a game (that had already been released in Japan) that came out today through Best Buy. I got the digital download version. Plus it had a pre-order bonus.

Late last night, Best Buy e-mailed me the download code for the pre-order bonus. That's the code I need to enter into my video game console to let the online console store know that I've purchased the product, and am allowed to download it.

While I was at work today, they e-mailed me the download code for the actual game.

So far, so good.

But when I got home today, and tried the download code for the game, I got an error informing me that the code was bad (the actual terminology used was something along the lines of, "This code either no longer works, or has already been used.").

Joy.

I mean, if it had been the pre-order code that was bad, then I could have at least started downloading the game.

So I called Best Buy. After bouncing me around to a few different people, I finally spoke to someone who assured me that a new code would be e-mailed to me to replace the one that was bad.

About forty-five minutes later, I got two new e-mails, both containing codes. One was for the pre-order bonus, and the other was for the actual game. Both of them were the exact same codes that I'd already received for the respective downloads.

So I called Best Buy back again. When someone picked up the phone, I explained that I was calling them back regarding a service request that was already open. He promised to transfer me to the group I needed to speak with... and sent me to an automated system that asks for the extension of the person you want to talk to. After sitting through repeated requests for the extension, a real person finally picked up and transferred my call to the proper department. The person I spoke with got the last few digits of the bad download code from me, and assured me that a new code would be sent to me.

About half an hour later, I received an e-mail with a code. It contained an exact copy of the pre-order code that I'd already received. As of this time, which is now roughly an hour and a half later, I still have not received any additional e-mails - say, for instance, an e-mail containing a new game download code.


Why yes, I'm a bit irritated. Why do you ask?

Posted by: junior at May 23, 2017 11:58 PM (deapv)

493 Robert Conquest's Three Laws of politics:

1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.

2. Any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing.

3. The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at May 23, 2017 11:58 PM (e8kgV)

494 Sorry that I to fold laundry and do other things right after the ONT started.
Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 23, 2017 11:54 PM (nvMvs)

A good topic for the future, chores to do and avoid the ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2017 11:58 PM (ZTRlp)

495 why are they all insane?
Posted by: shibumi

Darlin', that is the $64,000 Dollar question.

Sometimes I wonder if I am insane, because, isn't the majority ALWAYS right?

I think it is the slow, steady drip, drip, drip of cultural Marxism that has been infused into the American consciousness by way of popular entertainment.

People in this country won't embrace open socialism/communism, but they will constantly give lip service to the ideas that bring that kind of totalitarian nonsense to life, because they have been "programmed" to say this stuff.
Unthinkingly, in an unexamined manner.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 23, 2017 11:59 PM (S6Pax)

496 >>>onspiracy fun:
Via GLP. And reddit. So, grain of salt.
Via a Wikileaks email...
Doctor who was assigned to Seth Rich when he died is married.
HIs wife hosted a special event with John and Tony Podesta.
Interesting, huh?
Posted by: shibumi at May 23, 2017 11:54 PM (aT+Bx)<<<




Was the event a pizza party?

Posted by: guy wearing a tinfoil tuque at May 23, 2017 11:59 PM (nHbAq)

497 471: insane? more like total degenerate assholes. fuck em.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 23, 2017 11:59 PM (KP5rU)

498 a man is not complete until he is married.

Then, he's finished.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2017 11:59 PM (Nbzu/)

499

Great ONT, as usual, Mr. and Mrs. Misanthropic Humanitarian. Appreciate your work, especially as it brings out the great responses, and in such a great number!! Full marks!!!!

Anne R. Abler at "The Edge"

Posted by: Anne R. Abler at May 24, 2017 12:02 AM (Fq0e/)

500 Why yes, I'm a bit irritated. Why do you ask?
Posted by: junior at May 23, 2017 11:58 PM (deapv)

Which game?

And this is (part) of why I like physical vs digital...though the amount of hard drive I have -or rather don't- on my PS4 is part as well.

Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 24, 2017 12:02 AM (Ojki1)

501 Bono actually said Americans should be proud of yourselves for paying taxes, which led to HIV vacs. He is an asshole.
---
Dear Bono:

Shut up you pomous @sshole.

People pay good money to hear you sing, not prattle on like a pious pseudo priest.

Sing liberal monkey boy! Sing!

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:02 AM (aT+Bx)

502 @475 Some years ago, I read a biography written at the end of the 19th century about Salah eh Din (Saladin), the famous Kurdish Muslim general and conqueror.

Skipping over a lot of details, not much has really changed for Muslim in a thousand years. They were bothered that the Christian women in the Christian towns sometimes walked about and spoke without their husbands around.
And Saladin actually tried to live up to Islam ideals, and actually died almost a pauper, because he gave away most of his wealth the indigent Muslims. And as soon as he died, the Muslim Arabs all started to fight over the empire he created and ruled.

Green on Green killin'.
And he was a Kurd, not an Arab.
-----------------------

Yup.

The Arabs like to conveniently forget that little detail when they talk about old Saladin.

It's probably also worth noting that it wasn't the Arabs that brought down the Byzantine Empire. It was the Turks (with some Genoese assistance...).

The only big military win that the Arabs have ever managed to pull off was the destruction of the Sassanid Persian empire. And even that was only pulled off because of decades of a combination of civil war (competing claims to the throne) and plague outbreaks, which badly weakened the Persians just before the Arabs showed up.

Posted by: junior at May 24, 2017 12:02 AM (deapv)

503 why do women close their eyes when they are having sex with their man?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 12:03 AM (Nbzu/)

504 Long day, so my brain is fried, but what does "p" and "C" indicate again?

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 23, 2017 11:31 PM (vBeA5)

p = probability of the event

C is the combination possibilities ( xCy is choosing y elements out of a set of x things) xCy = x!/(x-y)!y! ... if I recall correctly.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 23, 2017 11:37 PM (zc3Db)


If I drop the number of possible dice to 11, while keeping the number of needed dice (i.e. from 12C3 to 11C3), the probability goes up with that equation...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:03 AM (vBeA5)

505 I always liked "Teddy Boy" from McCartney. Several good tracks. My dad got that CD early in his collection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU86F44tqDE

Posted by: goodluckduck at May 24, 2017 12:04 AM (V8zw+)

506 I just read the entirety of the Collaborate or not article. At the end he tried to make the illegals getting deported to be the same as the Jews being shipped to extermination camps.

In my opinion there is quite a bit of difference between someone who sneaked into a country, is living and working there under the radar, and someone who no fault of their own is deemed to be unfit and to be killed.

Speaking of illegals why is it, when they have been here for over ten years, they still have not bothered to apply for citizenship? It is like they want the benefits of living and working in the US, but do not want to be part of our nation? Why should we let them stay when there are millions of people who bothered to apply waiting for a decade or more for their chance?

Posted by: Deathknyte at May 24, 2017 12:04 AM (BDA6O)

507 If we could get the arabs and the persians to fight each other to mutual extinction, the world would be a better place.

Posted by: Bomber at May 24, 2017 12:04 AM (OwNJe)

508 Dear Bono:

Shut up you pomous @sshole.

People pay good money to hear you sing, not prattle on like a pious pseudo priest.

Sing liberal monkey boy! Sing!
Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:02 AM (aT+Bx)

And stick mainly to to the pre mid 90s songs please.

Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 24, 2017 12:04 AM (Ojki1)

509 Was the event a pizza party?
--

No. But it would have been... perfect.

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:05 AM (aT+Bx)

510 I tried to rig the election in favour of Hillary, but those Russian hackers were just too darned crafty.

Posted by: Doctor Who at May 24, 2017 12:05 AM (vRcUp)

511 @500
Which game?

And this is (part) of why I like physical vs digital...though the amount of hard drive I have -or rather don't- on my PS4 is part as well.
--------------------

The new Samurai Warriors.

I ordinarily go for the physical copy, but I wanted the pre-order bonus (a few new outfits for some of the characters; not a big deal, but kind of cool). And for some reason the pre-order option for the physical version on the Best Buy website was disabled. I would have just purchased the game on the PlayStation store, but for some reason the game literally didn't go on sale on the store until it went live (which is odd - games almost always go on sale on PSN before they go live). I suspect that I would have been fine waiting until the release date, ordering a physical copy, and having it delivered to my local Best Buy (since the Samurai Warriors series doesn't usually attract enough attention to justify stocking it in the store).

Too late now, though.


It's worth noting that now that the game has finally gone up for sale on the PlayStation Network, there's a note indicating that the "pre-order" bonus will actually be available for free for everyone who purchases the game in the first month after release.

Posted by: junior at May 24, 2017 12:08 AM (deapv)

512 They've managed to mostly ethnically cleanse Christians from the middle
east over the last 50 years - .....
---
and the Jews as well.
Posted by: redc1c4

But not yet from the US, which is where our greatest importance lies.

We are the remnant-- believers--
and if we're united with Israel
(and with President Trump in office, we ARE)
since the battle's the Lord's,
we're winners.
The fight's just not over yet.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:08 AM (tfQTV)

513 why do married men die before their wives?

Posted by: redc1c4
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Nagged to death.

Burn this post.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 12:08 AM (ZO497)

514 After the Joshua Tree part, it was a litany of SJ garbage until Bad andI I Will Follow

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 24, 2017 12:08 AM (7dpmG)

515 508 Dear Bono:

Shut up you pomous @sshole.

People pay good money to hear you sing, not prattle on like a pious pseudo priest.

Sing liberal monkey boy! Sing!
Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:02 AM (aT+Bx)

And stick mainly to to the pre mid 90s songs please.
Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 24, 2017 12:04 AM (Ojki1

one of 2 reasons i don't see Neil Young in concert anymore
That and 2 tickets cost more than the mortgage payment

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 12:08 AM (ZTRlp)

516 Anywhere else this would be suspicious.

But inside the Beltway liberals are like spiders.

You are never more than 3 feet from one no matter where you go.

Not saying there's nothing to all this, I have no idea. Just pointing out that the whole area is a hotbed of interconnected liberals. Which could be a point in your favor, depending on how you look at it.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 24, 2017 12:10 AM (O4wiF)

517 Mis Hum:

Can you share this with The James Madison:

https://www.writersstore.com/2017-for-your-consideration-screenplays/

He might like it for one of his movie threads.

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:12 AM (aT+Bx)

518 But inside the Beltway liberals are like spiders.

You are never more than 3 feet from one no matter where you go.


As Bertie Wooster would say, you can't throw a brick without hitting one.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 24, 2017 12:13 AM (vRcUp)

519 What a game...Cards/Dodgers

Each team has a 2 hitter. 1-0 Doesn't get much better than that.

Sucks when you are on the losing end though.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 24, 2017 12:13 AM (smD62)

520 I just read the entirety of the Collaborate or not article. At the end he tried to make the illegals getting deported to be the same as the Jews being shipped to extermination camps.
***
NAZI Germany specifically blamed Jews for all the problems of the world. They didn't publicly admit to genocide though when, for example, FDR sent a group of Jewish refugees home he knew bad things would happen to them.

While much of the Arab world is at war with itself, the "refugees" showing up in the west are not an identifiable subgroup. Some are ISIS/AQ leaning, some fascist leaning/and some "moderate".

For those from Iraq, Syria and other hot spots actually at war sending them home would force them to join their "side". If the left is correct, this would be a boon for the moderates as they claim most, if not all, of them are moderate muslims.

Traditionally, young men whose compatriots are fighting for them aren't considered refugees and it is perplexing that we wouldn't immediately execute the Islamists, intern fascists, and send the "moderates" back home with some army surplus gear.

Most of the "refugees" aren't from war zones though anyway. The Muslim world sucks because of Islam. And they are fleeing it while bringing it with them, much like plague victims fleeing Caffa and bringing it to the core of Europe (note this was also caused by Muslims as they used biological warfare against Caffa).

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2017 12:13 AM (aZq03)

521 It's worth noting that now that the game has finally gone up for sale on the PlayStation Network, there's a note indicating that the "pre-order" bonus will actually be available for free for everyone who purchases the game in the first month after release.
Posted by: junior at May 24, 2017 12:08 AM (deapv)

Ugh. Been there. You'd think companies would have more sense then to try things like that.

But then, Best Buy.

Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 24, 2017 12:14 AM (Ojki1)

522 Re: Lake Erie - much cleaner than you think. Sandy beaches on the Canadian side, Shale from Cleveland to Buffalo...out on the western end it's sandy (I think). Damn dangerous lake when the winds pick up due to it's shallow depth.

Re: Niagara Falls / Region on the Canadian side. Great golf courses, wine trails, Theatre, Casinos, The Royal Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory are a treat...horse racing at a wonderful track in Fort Erie if you're into that. And the Falls, just cause it's there - take the Jet Boat tour of the lower gorge, forget the Maid of the Mist - that's lame in comparison.

O/T - going radio silent through Tuesdays as the bride and I head of to Wisconsin for our son's wedding in Wasau. Driving though Canada, into the U.P. and across the top of Lake Michigan and then down into the land of the cheese people.

Y'all be good and play nice...

Posted by: browndog at May 24, 2017 12:14 AM (bGMOs)

523 Holey fcuk! That is CONTENT.

R.I.P. Sir Roger

His last request was to be cremated. "Baken, not interred".

Posted by: Deacon Blues formerly known as whatmeworry at May 24, 2017 12:14 AM (dZGNV)

524 481 471, Bono actually said Americans should be proud of yourselves for paying taxes, which led to HIV vacs. He is an asshole.


A special kind of stupid asshole. This is from some award show your watching? May I suggest you turn it off. Much better for one's soul.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 24, 2017 12:15 AM (+y0MR)

525 Speaking of influencing elections....when is the investigation of Saudi Arabia starting? They are kow towing to Trump now but they claimed to have funded a quarter of Hillary's presidential run.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2017 12:15 AM (aZq03)

526 Oops, 516 was a response to shibumi's 484.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 24, 2017 12:15 AM (O4wiF)

527 Dear Bono:

Shut up you pomous @sshole.

People pay good money to hear you sing, not prattle on like a pious pseudo priest.

Sing liberal monkey boy! Sing!
Posted by: shibumi


If he wants to harangue a captive audience, he should do it on the subway and get it out of his system.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 24, 2017 12:16 AM (vRcUp)

528 That and 2 tickets cost more than the mortgage payment
--
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wg1DNHbNU

You may ask yourself "why are concert tickets so high?"

The ONLY place artists make money is on concerts. That's all. People don't buy albums, they just download songs.

So artists have to make up the money they lost on album sales. To do that, they put together large concerts and charge exorbitant ticket prices.

Also... IMHO the best place to sit at the concert is near the center of the back of the main floor. Near the sound/lighting boards. That's the position the designers use when creating the shows.

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:16 AM (aT+Bx)

529 If I drop the number of possible dice to 11, while keeping the number of needed dice (i.e. from 12C3 to 11C3), the probability goes up with that equation...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:03 AM (vBeA5)


No. p (in the equation) stays the same (same event) and 11C3 < 12C3.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:17 AM (zc3Db)

530 That idiot at Notre Dame, I am reminded of a quote attributed to a Capt. Boyt serving in South Vietnam. It was published in Life magazine juxtaposing the life of his soldiers in the field with their families back home.

One of Boyt's quotes goes like this, if memory serves me right - "I'm really sorry they are agonizing over clean underwear."

That idiot at Notre Dame has his clean tighty whities all nunched up over nothing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 24, 2017 12:19 AM (N7Wva)

531 Just found myself wondering if Tolkien was writing about the West's 1400 year-young civilizational war against Islam in LotR, rather than the war against Nazi Germany as many have surmised.

Maybe he was but didn't realize it.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 24, 2017 12:19 AM (9ZsgB)

532 Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:12 AM (aT+Bx)


sha-sha-shibumi consider it done my Michigander or would it be Michigoose friend?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 12:21 AM (ZTRlp)

533 529 If we catch you shaving the dice and take you out back and break your kneecaps, how does the probability change?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 24, 2017 12:21 AM (v9gSJ)

534 I see why those numbers seem off, I'm not looking for exactly a certain number, but at least that number.

So, it's be a sum of 12C3 to 12C12.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:21 AM (vBeA5)

535 One of Boyt's quotes goes like this, if memory serves me right - "I'm really sorry they are agonizing over clean underwear."
---
from the CIB holders i served with, apparently grunts didn't bother with underwear...

it was just an additional opportunity to get crotch rot and other assorted skin fungi infections.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 12:21 AM (Nbzu/)

536 The ONLY place artists make money is on concerts. That's all. People don't buy albums, they just download songs.

So artists have to make up the money they lost on album sales. To do that, they put together large concerts and charge exorbitant ticket prices.


Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:16 AM (aT+Bx)

Yeah, creative talent (musicians and authors especially) seem to be taking tech advances in the shorts these days.

Posted by: Bete the Deplorable at May 24, 2017 12:22 AM (Ojki1)

537 Lake Michigan can be very cold in summer if the winds are blowing from land to the lake which blows the warmed water out and the colder deeper water comes in. Nice and warm when the winds blow the other way. There are times when Superior can be swim-able but yeah it's mostly cold and invigorating until the numbness hits.

I like fishing the Lake Ontario Bay of Quinte back in the 70s-80s for walleye.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 24, 2017 12:22 AM (d3wbb)

538 @531 Just found myself wondering if Tolkien was writing about the West's 1400 year-young civilizational war against Islam in LotR, rather than the war against Nazi Germany as many have surmised.
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Don't know about Tolkien. But Islam seems to be touched on in the Narnia books. The Calormen seem to borrow a lot from the Middle-Eastern culture.

Posted by: junior at May 24, 2017 12:24 AM (deapv)

539 The only people who swim in Lake Tahoe are the people who swim in Lake Michigan.

LOl. I've done both. Tahoe is warmer.

/and... Michigoose is fine!

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:24 AM (aT+Bx)

540 Pretty sure the answer to the Political Hat's questions are that the odds of getting exactly 3 fives (no more no less) in a sequnce of 12 dice are roughly one in a million (2,036/2,176,782,336).

Posted by: Locarno at May 24, 2017 12:24 AM (HhYvn)

541 531 Just found myself wondering if Tolkien was writing about the West's 1400 year-young civilizational war against Islam in LotR, rather than the war against Nazi Germany as many have surmised.

Maybe he was but didn't realize it.
Posted by: Sharkman

I've wondered similarly. those orks are ugly sumbeaches. and the swords of the WEST resemble crosses, so often.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:24 AM (tfQTV)

542 If I drop the number of possible dice to 11, while keeping the number of needed dice (i.e. from 12C3 to 11C3), the probability goes up with that equation...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:03 AM (vBeA5)

No. p (in the equation) stays the same (same event) and 11C3

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:17 AM (zc3Db)

I might be mistyping something but 12C3 in this case is 0.212 and 11C3 is 0.238.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:25 AM (vBeA5)

543 I'm guessing the valedictorian at Notre Dame didn't take ROTC.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 24, 2017 12:25 AM (0tfLf)

544 You may ask yourself "why are concert tickets so high?"

The ONLY place artists make money is on concerts. That's all. People don't buy albums, they just download songs.


It used to be the other way around. Concerts were almost money losers in order to sell albums. But people are still paying tons of money to download music (those who pay for it). In fact, the margin on streaming and music file sales are far in excess of what they were for physical albums, cassettes, or CDs. The fact is that songs should cost less than 2 cents to buy but they still charge, basically, the same price per song that they were 40 years ago when you buying stamped albums.

So artists have to make up the money they lost on album sales. To do that, they put together large concerts and charge exorbitant ticket prices.

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:16 AM (aT+Bx)


Concert prices started rising long before music files and (illegal) downloading) were a big thing. Heck, there were always cassettes that friends would make for you ... The change in concert ticket prices happened when they stopped artificially keeping the prices down and let the almost free market take them over. Tickets are worth whatever a bunch of fools are willing to pay for them ... and there are a lot of fools willing to put out a ton of money for certain tickets.

And illegal downloading never hurt any artists. The more people who illegally download their songs the more people who pay highway robbery prices for them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:26 AM (zc3Db)

545 540 Pretty sure the answer to the Political Hat's questions are that the odds of getting exactly 3 fives (no more no less) in a sequnce of 12 dice are roughly one in a million (2,036/2,176,782,336).
Posted by: Locarno at May 24, 2017 12:24 AM (HhYvn)

Moose out front should have told you this is a "No Math Zone"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 12:26 AM (ZTRlp)

546 Islam in LotR
***
The Haradrim who are almost certainly intended to be Arabs, fight on the side of Sauron in the LotR

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2017 12:27 AM (aZq03)

547 If we could get the arabs and the persians to fight each other to mutual extinction, the world would be a better place.

Posted by: Bomber at May 24, 2017 12:04 AM (OwNJe)


Stopping the Iran-Iraq war was one of the dumbest moves, ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:27 AM (zc3Db)

548 538: Tolkein was never a fan of Allegory. He fought in WW1 and covered WW2 as a journalist so there might have been some unintentional affect. He started writing The Hobbit during WW1. I think he was even formulating a story for LoTR around that time too. Nothing got published till the 50s. I remember reading something about the timeline of how/when the books were written. It was interesting.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 24, 2017 12:29 AM (+y0MR)

549
If we could get the arabs and the persians to fight each other to mutual extinction, the world would be a better place.
---

Well, do you really think the time Trump spent in Saudi Arabia was because he's always dreamed of visiting the Kingdom?

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:29 AM (aT+Bx)

550 I think the Iran-Iraq War ended because the Iranians realized their human wave attacks were useless.

Much like the ChiCom attacks along the MLR during the peace talks at Panmunjom.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 24, 2017 12:29 AM (N7Wva)

551 543 I'm guessing the valedictorian at Notre Dame didn't take ROTC.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 24, 2017 12:25 AM (0tfLf)


Right Off The Crotch? ROTC

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 12:30 AM (ZTRlp)

552 ROTC?

Rabid Over the Top Cvntling.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 24, 2017 12:31 AM (N7Wva)

553 if you were here
i could deceive you
and if you were here
you would believe
but would you suspect
my emotion wandering, yeah
do not want a part of this anymore
The rain water drips
through a crack in the ceiling
and i'll have to spend
my time on repair
But just like the rain
i'll be always falling, yeah
only to rise and fall again...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2017 12:31 AM (eMKNe)

554 I might be mistyping something but 12C3 in this case is 0.212 and 11C3 is 0.238.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:25 AM (vBeA5)


You're doing something else. There are no cases with combinations.

12C3 = 12*11*10/3*2*1 = 220

11C3 = 11*10*9/3*2*1 = 165

Combinations are whole numbers - xCy = the number of (unordered) sets of y elements taken out of a set of x elements.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:33 AM (zc3Db)

555 You may ask yourself "why are concert tickets so high?"

The ONLY place artists make money is on concerts. That's all. People don't buy albums, they just download songs.

It used to be the other way around. Concerts were almost money losers in order to sell albums. But people are still paying tons of money to download music (those who pay for it). In fact, the margin on streaming and music file sales are far in excess of what they were for physical albums, cassettes, or CDs. The fact is that songs should cost less than 2 cents to buy but they still charge, basically, the same price per song that they were 40 years ago when you buying stamped albums.

So artists have to make up the money they lost on album sales. To do that, they put together large concerts and charge exorbitant ticket prices.

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:16 AM (aT+Bx)


Not all concerts are expensive.

Sure, the big stadium ones can command big prices, but middle-sized venues are still cheap. Just saw Testament, Sepultura, and Prong at a medium sized venue for only $25.

A lot of medium and small sized bands can make more money off of selling vinyl records, CDs, t-shirts, patches, &c. than they make off of the concert.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:33 AM (vBeA5)

556 Speaking of pandering, please buy my stories.

Pinch of Larceny -
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B071NQQMPK

Golden Isis -
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Thanks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 24, 2017 12:33 AM (N7Wva)

557 Hat,

Look up the binomial distribution function. All this ASCII equation typing is a mess and error prone. Make sure you've using the exact thing.

The Binomial distribution can be defined as B(k, n, p). That gives us the probability of k "hits" in n (independent) trials, with the individual probability of hit being p.

B(k, n, p) = [nCk] * p^k * (1 - p)^(n - k)

For our dice, p = 1/6 for a given number. k is the number of times, and n is the total number of throws.

The probability of getting 3 '5's in 12 throws is thus:

12C3*(1/6)^3 * (5/6)^(9)


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 24, 2017 12:34 AM (8O3HH)

558 If it hasn't been noted, some of the Notre Dame students and families got up and walked out as Mike Pence presented the actual Commencement Address.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 12:35 AM (OdK9v)

559 Bomber.....awesome.....hope everything is going well for you

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 24, 2017 12:35 AM (mMeIQ)

560 Also... a personal best for the last few days:

1. Told Narcissistic remote co-worker I won't deal with him anymore. He can go directly to our boss or whoever the boss designates as babysitter. Haven't heard a word since then.

2. Crazy gay guy at work is staying away from me s long as I stay away from His Man, which is fine.

3. Boss is in Europe, not answering emails. Yay!

4. Have not heard from horrible ex bosses in a few weeks. Am pretending I will not have to deal with them until next year. If.. ever.

5. Installed ceiling fan today.

It's a Personal Best day at Shibumi's house!

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:35 AM (aT+Bx)

561 557. See? Quarreling over binomial distribution functions as a means to calculating the probability of a certain repeated sequence using NERD DICE - this, this is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 24, 2017 12:37 AM (TwwWO)

562
Don't know about Tolkien. But Islam seems to be touched on in the Narnia books. The Calormen seem to borrow a lot from the Middle-Eastern culture.
***
Spoilers...

The Calormenes are basically Turks, but more notable, their god Tash, which is Turkish for rock, is actually a demon. Now, what religious figure do we know of that is worshiped in the form of a rock?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2017 12:37 AM (aZq03)

563 Yes! Shibumi. You go! I'm impressed. I'd have a bit of trouble with a ceiling fan, I think.

the one time I changed my own oil, I torqued the head off the bolt holding on the oil pan.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:37 AM (tfQTV)

564 12C3 = 12*11*10/3*2*1 = 220

******

So you're saying Section 12, Row C, Seat 3
at the Faith Hill concert would be $220???

Posted by: Diogenes at May 24, 2017 12:38 AM (0tfLf)

565 18-1, that'd be Allah, the moon god. right?

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:38 AM (tfQTV)

566 Well, it's been fun, but I'm gonna go to bed. I'll try to be around more.

Posted by: Bomber at May 24, 2017 12:39 AM (OwNJe)

567 So you're saying Section 12, Row C, Seat 3
at the Faith Hill concert would be $220???

Posted by: Diogenes at May 24, 2017 12:38 AM (0tfLf)


10 years ago ... and worth it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:39 AM (zc3Db)

568 That's a good Hoover quote. Here's de Tocqueville on the Nanny State:

"Above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their fate. That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood: it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing. For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances: what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living?

Thus it every day renders the exercise of the free agency of man less useful and less frequent; it circumscribes the will within a narrower range and gradually robs a man of all the uses of himself. The principle of equality has prepared men for these things; it has predisposed men to endure them and often to look on them as benefits.

After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd."-- What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear, 'Democracy in America'

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 24, 2017 12:40 AM (Ndje9)

569 565. Heh..
.I'd give better odds than that!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 24, 2017 12:40 AM (TwwWO)

570 558 If it hasn't been noted, some of the Notre Dame students and families got up and walked out as Mike Pence presented the actual Commencement Address.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 12:35 AM (OdK9v


good observation Mike, I caught it Sunday and it made the sidebar.

Fucking spawn of the 1%ers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 12:40 AM (ZTRlp)

571 You know, I have no idea what the hell I was thinking up above. Just ignore it.

Posted by: Locarno at May 24, 2017 12:40 AM (HhYvn)

572 Stopping the Iran-Iraq war was one of the dumbest moves, ever.
**
Back in the 80s and very early 90s, the left mocked Reagan for helping the Iranians during that war.

After Gulf War I they started mocking him for helping the Iraqis during the same war.

I imagine when we end up at war with Iran in the near future they will go back to mocking him for supporting the Iranians again.

Overall, his policy of trying to keep that war going seems in retrospect brilliant...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2017 12:40 AM (aZq03)

573 To any 'ron in despair who has had suicidal thoughts, remember, if you give in to them, you give the Left a win.

They want white men to despair and kill themselves. Don't give the bastards a win!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 24, 2017 12:41 AM (P8951)

574 18-1, that'd be Allah, the moon god. right?
***
You win 72 virgins.

Oh sorry raisins.

You win 72 raisins.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2017 12:41 AM (aZq03)

575 NSFW

http://www.ufunk.net/illustration/petites-luxures/

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 24, 2017 12:42 AM (N7Wva)

576 Yes! Shibumi. You go! I'm impressed. I'd have a bit of trouble with a ceiling fan, I think.


the one time I changed my own oil, I torqued the head off the bolt holding on the oil pan.
--

Oil change? No dice, LOL.

Here's the key to installing a ceiling fan yourself: get the right size for the room, but make sure it's not heavy.

When you go to somewhere like Home Depot and get a $100+ fan, it's going to weigh a lot, and you need two people to do it.

I got an inexpensive fan ($40) at Kmart, and it was the easiest I've ever put up. Plus.. only 12lbs. Looks fantastic. This is the third or fourth I've done.

/when the winter comes and there are no more outside tasks to be done, I'm going to replace my doorbell transformer.

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:42 AM (aT+Bx)

577 Hey everybody.

Shibumi, great news!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2017 12:44 AM (eMKNe)

578 573 To any 'ron in despair who has had suicidal thoughts, remember, if you give in to them, you give the Left a win.

They want white men to despair and kill themselves. Don't give the bastards a win!
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 24, 2017 12:41 AM (P8951


^^^^^THIS^^^^^ Thanks Donna

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 12:44 AM (ZTRlp)

579 Great ONT, Mis Hum.

I am so very moved that Slap put together a prayer list for the Horde. I wish I had been able to get here earlier so I could have thanked him.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 24, 2017 12:44 AM (TdMsT)

580 Reagan playing those two countries off each other was brilliant. It got the US payback for the embassy take over and kept two thug countries too busy killing each other to bother the rest of the world.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 24, 2017 12:45 AM (N7Wva)

581 yes, the dumba22es walking out on VP comprendez no irony, although college graduates. He was speaking on free speech for all, and they refuse to listen.

which bring me to something else: a woman spoke to tucker last night about demonstrations across America, which are against Islam's treatment of women, I believe.

When do people begin to understand demonstrations are stupid, that they don't change a friggen thing?

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:45 AM (tfQTV)

582 Two concerts I'd recommend this summer:

Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Maybe Bruno Mars.

If you're a Depeche Mode fan, they're coming here later this summer. Their show is pretty interesting.

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:45 AM (aT+Bx)

583
You win 72 raisins.

Is that two scoops?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 24, 2017 12:46 AM (IqV8l)

584 I was in Laughlin for Easter Sunday weekend.

Signs EVERYWHERE at Harrahs Laughlin: Brian Wilson, May 20. I would have loved to come back to see him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2017 12:46 AM (eMKNe)

585 It's a Personal Best day at Shibumi's house!



Awesome, Shibumi!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 24, 2017 12:47 AM (TdMsT)

586 I might be mistyping something but 12C3 in this case is 0.212 and 11C3 is 0.238.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:25 AM (vBeA5)

You're doing something else. There are no cases with combinations.

12C3 = 12*11*10/3*2*1 = 220

11C3 = 11*10*9/3*2*1 = 165

Combinations are whole numbers - xCy = the number of (unordered) sets of y elements taken out of a set of x elements.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:33 AM (zc3Db)


I was referred to the overall probability of the dice, not the combination alone.

Sorry for not being clear.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:47 AM (vBeA5)

587 Will Depeche Mode play "A Conceptual Penis"

Asking for an old thread.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 24, 2017 12:47 AM (N7Wva)

588 72 raisins haha. that's just enuff for my ants on a log to take to the next daycare potluck

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:48 AM (tfQTV)

589 What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear, 'Democracy in America'
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 24, 2017 12:40 AM (Ndje9)


His book "The Old Regime and the Revolution" is far more relevant today than "Democracy in America"...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:49 AM (vBeA5)

590 >>>The only people who swim in Lake Tahoe are the people who swim in Lake Michigan.
LOl. I've done both. Tahoe is warmer.
/and... Michigoose is fine!
Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:24 AM (aT+Bx)<<<





I swim with the fishes in Lake Tahoe. It's not so bad.

Posted by: zombie Fredo Corleone at May 24, 2017 12:49 AM (nHbAq)

591 582 Two concerts I'd recommend this summer:

Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Maybe Bruno Mars.

If you're a Depeche Mode fan, they're coming here later this summer. Their show is pretty interesting.

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:45 AM (aT+Bx


Fishing
Fishing
Prostrate exam
Oh bummer 4 wheeling with the atvs.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 12:49 AM (ZTRlp)

592 586. Again with the probabilities? This is a smart military blog - there's not much in the way of the higher maths here, and we all know the reason for that.

Because that's how you get a Yoko ONT.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 24, 2017 12:50 AM (TwwWO)

593 thanks Mis Hum! And thanks for "My Sharona" that song takes me back to some good times...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez the Brewers are NO.1 in the NL Central for the next 15 minutes at May 24, 2017 12:50 AM (P8951)

594
Fishing
Fishing
Prostrate exam
Oh bummer
4 wheeling with the atvs.
--

That's a better plan.

/RE: prostate exam, if your doctor is a muslim woman, you might have to marry her afterwords!

Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:51 AM (aT+Bx)

595 Overall, his policy of trying to keep that war going seems in retrospect brilliant...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2017 12:40 AM (aZq03)


It was the best move possible. As much as I disliked the idea of dealing with the iranians it was more important to keep the two sides close to even and beating the shit out of each other.

The minute the Iran-Iraq war stopped the other hussein turned around and invaded Kuwait, with an eye to the rest of the arab gulf oil fields.

In the end, all threats from the arab/persian/muslim world start and stop with control of the gulf oil fields. If we hadn't let them steal the fields in the forced nationalization waves of the 50s and 60s we wouldn't be facing any of the problems we have from them, now. The quick solution (and, interestingly, the least bloody) is to take the gulf fields. Once those fields are out of APM control they will have nothing. No money. No political power. No strategic power. Nothing. They will be completely neutered and will go back to just stabbing each other in their asses as they are want to do.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:51 AM (zc3Db)

596 TPOP - think-tank gig in your future. I like the way you think.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 24, 2017 12:53 AM (TwwWO)

597 541 I've wondered similarly. those orks are ugly sumbeaches. and the swords of the WEST resemble crosses, so often.
Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:24 AM (tfQTV)


Orcs also carry scimitars.

Having said that, Tolkien was likely not intentionally using allegory.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 24, 2017 12:53 AM (nvMvs)

598 Overall, his policy of trying to keep that war going seems in retrospect brilliant...
Posted by: 18-1
------------

If FDR had pulled the lend/lease plug on Stalin at the right moment, I might actually have admired him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 12:53 AM (OdK9v)

599 RE: prostate exam, if your doctor is a muslim woman, you might have to marry her afterwords!
Posted by: shibumi at May 24, 2017 12:51 AM (aT+B

No he's a former farmer with fingers the size of pistons.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 12:53 AM (ZTRlp)

600 Off to bed. Nite all.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 24, 2017 12:53 AM (Jcg9Q)

601 >>>Prostrate exam

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 12:49 AM (ZTRlp)<<<

Learning how to bow? I can teach you a thing or two.

Posted by: SCOAMF at May 24, 2017 12:54 AM (nHbAq)

602 I was referred to the overall probability of the dice, not the combination alone.

Sorry for not being clear.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:47 AM (vBeA5)


I see. I'm not sure which equation you are working with. There might be a typo in it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:57 AM (zc3Db)

603 yes, Michael. the Orcs's swords look Arabian. I'm sure I saw LOTR as I was inclined to do so, as the myth version of the Angelic Conflict, good vs. evil, West vs. Islam. Because that's just who I am.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:58 AM (tfQTV)

604 @492 About half an hour later, I received an e-mail with a code. It contained an exact copy of the pre-order code that I'd already received. As of this time, which is now roughly an hour and a half later, I still have not received any additional e-mails - say, for instance, an e-mail containing a new game download code.


Why yes, I'm a bit irritated. Why do you ask?
------------------

A new (and different!) download code just arrived.

Unfortunately, it *also* doesn't work.

And Best Buy's phone-based customer support has shut down for the evening.

Posted by: junior at May 24, 2017 12:58 AM (deapv)

605 /when the winter comes and there are no more outside tasks to be done, I'm going to replace my doorbell transformer.
Posted by: shibumi
----------

Did I tell you about the time that I wired the doorbell transformer to the circuit for the switched basement stair light?

*scratches head*

Why does the damn doorbell work some times, and not others?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 12:59 AM (OdK9v)

606 562 The Calormenes are basically Turks, but more notable, their god Tash, which is Turkish for rock, is actually a demon. Now, what religious figure do we know of that is worshiped in the form of a rock?
Posted by: 18-1 at May 24, 2017 12:37 AM (aZq03)


Duane Johnson?

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 24, 2017 01:00 AM (nvMvs)

607 Once those fields are out of APM control they will have nothing. No
money. No political power. No strategic power. Nothing. They will be
completely neutered and will go back to just stabbing each other in
their asses as they are want to do.
---
i remember reading a techno-thriller back in the 70's/80's where everyone was trying to figure out what this one character was doing, without success.

he had amassed a fleet of cargo aircraft, and everyone was sure he was up to no good, but couldn't prove shit.

i forget the rest, but the end of the book had some poor schmuck, flying in, IIRC, a Yak-36 (?) behind this formation of remotely piloted cargo AC, which were flying along in stately formation, not bothering anything, nor making threatening maneuvers.

that is, of course, until our intrepid birdman happened to glance at the radiation monitor in the cockpit, which was well into the red zone of a lethal dose.

the a/c were spraying long half life nuclear waste on the oil fields.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 01:00 AM (Nbzu/)

608 *unstatic*

Anybody that feels that bad? Call me. I Shit You Not that I can have you feeling "better" in one phone call.

home made gravy, (all one word) at the hoo-yeah dot com.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 24, 2017 01:00 AM (6gk0M)

609
605 /when the winter comes and there are no more outside tasks to be done, I'm going to replace my doorbell transformer.
Posted by: shibumi
----------

Did I tell you about the time that I wired the doorbell transformer to the circuit for the switched basement stair light?

*scratches head*

Why does the damn doorbell work some times, and not others?



Dog is easier. It would go well with the hittehs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 01:01 AM (ZTRlp)

610 TPOP - think-tank gig in your future. I like the way you think.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 24, 2017 12:53 AM (TwwWO)


Heh. Thanks, palp. It's an old rant of mine. I had hopes that that was what Bush (W) was thinking when he went into Iraq ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 01:01 AM (zc3Db)

611 I've got your back, Good People of Acetown.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 24, 2017 01:02 AM (6gk0M)

612 I was referred to the overall probability of the dice, not the combination alone.

Sorry for not being clear.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:47 AM (vBeA5)

I see. I'm not sure which equation you are working with. There might be a typo in it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 12:57 AM (zc3Db)


No, it actually makes sense. At first, the more dice you add, the likelier you are to get a given number of dice at or above a certain value because you have more opportunities, but once you start adding more and more dice, it becomes less likely because the chance of any dice in excess of your given number all NOT being the certain value drops down like a rock.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 01:02 AM (vBeA5)

613 FB friend was posting about their dread having to go to a friend's kids' birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. I shared with her the following:

- "Hello, Health Department? I want to report poor cleanliness at a restaurant I'm inside of right now! There's a giant rat!!"
- "Okay, ma'am. What restaurant are you at?"
- "Chuck E. Cheese!"
- "Is the rat singing and dancing?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2017 01:02 AM (eMKNe)

614 603 yes, Michael. the Orcs's swords look Arabian. I'm sure I saw LOTR as I was inclined to do so, as the myth version of the Angelic Conflict, good vs. evil, West vs. Islam. Because that's just who I am.


Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:58 AM (tfQTV)

Because that's what it was written to say?

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 24, 2017 01:03 AM (NXsWM)

615 598 Thanks--I'll read up on it. Hoover, too.

It's pretty bad when an ex-KGB thug sounds more patriotic than your average Democrat "current and former officials". Vlad:

"You know what surprises me? They are destabilizing the internal political situation in the United States under anti-Russian slogans," Putin said, according to Tass, "They either do not understand that they are harming their own country, which means they are just shortsighted. or they understand everything. and that means that they are dangerous and unscrupulous people."

"Or"? Why choose? They're all of the above.

I would never quote Putin on the time of day. But, on this alone, he's absolutely correct.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 24, 2017 01:03 AM (Ndje9)

616 Not all concerts are expensive.

Sure, the big stadium ones can command big prices, but middle-sized venues are still cheap. Just saw Testament, Sepultura, and Prong at a medium sized venue for only $25.

A lot of medium and small sized bands can make more money off of selling vinyl records, CDs, t-shirts, patches, &c. than they make off of the concert.


Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 12:33 AM


My view, for what it's worth and that may not be much... Bar the top headliners (and I'm not sure they're excluded either)...

Nobody really knows anymore.

It all used to be pretty straightforward regarding how to make money off recordings, shows, merch and whatnot. The landscape has changed so much, so quickly (relatively speaking)that there aren't really any acknowledged ways forward. It's pretty much a crapshoot and nobody really knows if they're gonna actually make $$$ off anything, even if it's a success. The general view amongst people is that it's more about having the planets line up, than anything else.

You CAN make good $$$ off this, that or that other, but will you? No idea. Either that, or EVERYONE is keeping their cards close to their chest and not talking about it. All those "how to" opinions on blogs etc are useful info, but won't necessarily work. You've pretty much got to find your own combination of factors and your own path. Too many variables these days for hard and fast "do's" and "don'ts".

Posted by: otho at May 24, 2017 01:03 AM (lmIoG)

617 I'm here to take your calls on The All-Night Overnight Line...

First Caller?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 24, 2017 01:05 AM (6gk0M)

618 610. TPOP - it all boils down to THE question of the Middle East: What are these filthy, benighted savages doing living on top of our oil

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 24, 2017 01:06 AM (TwwWO)

619 Thank you, Slapweasel; good to know.

I'm going to save your email for the next time the blues waylay me. They do that sometimes.

Hopefully I can help you in return.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:08 AM (tfQTV)

620
Uriah Heep
Marillion (Originally named Silmarillion)
Posted by: mark1971

----

You beat me to it! ...But I was out at the movies and just got home.

Posted by: RKae at May 24, 2017 01:10 AM (i3rHh)

621 Because that's what it was written to say?
Posted by: tcn in AK

Do you think so too?

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:10 AM (tfQTV)

622 Heigh ho, horde.

Nice, meaty ONT, Mis Hum. Much less taxing than that probability conversation they've got going over on the Yahoo group.

{hoping Witopia slips this comment in while Pixy's not looking}

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 01:10 AM (voYu7)

623 TPOP - it all boils down to THE question of the Middle East: What are these filthy, benighted savages doing living on top of our oil

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 24, 2017 01:06 AM (TwwWO)


Yep. And it is not safe with them, either. They are more than willing to destroy the fields. They don't actually use the fields for anything other than military might. They have no industry, don't build anything, don't do anything useful. When the fields serve them a better weapon in their destruction they are happy to blow them away to hurt us. Saddam showed what the arabs think about the oil fields when he intentionally dumped over 40 million barrels of oil into the gulf and lit just about every oil well in Kuwait on fire (all as we were letting him retreat in one of the most humiliating military losses in all of recorded history).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 01:13 AM (zc3Db)

624 the one time I changed my own oil, I torqued the head off the bolt holding on the oil pan.
Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 12:37 AM (tfQTV)


Ummm... You take the oil pan off to change the oil? You mean I've been doing it wrong all these years?

Posted by: Average Guy at May 24, 2017 01:14 AM (LMcFk)

625 Nice, meaty ONT, Mis Hum. Much less taxing than that probability conversation they've got going over on the Yahoo group.
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It's happening in parallel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 01:15 AM (OdK9v)

626 Ummm... You take the oil pan off to change the oil? You mean I've been doing it wrong all these years?
Posted by: Average Guy
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Makes the process...more interesting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 01:16 AM (OdK9v)

627 time to shop victoriously with Aero Precision Products....

15% additional off all their Blem products through 11:59 tomorrow with code "Blem523"

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/on-sale/blemished.html

we're going to get at least one AR-10 style lower ($11 and maybe some AR-15 uppers, with the fiddly bits installed.

just got 2 AR-15 lowers from them the other day, because funny markings...

both my gunsmiths say they make quality stuff.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 01:17 AM (Nbzu/)

628 Posted by: The Political Hat at May 24, 2017 01:02 AM (vBeA5)

Okay. I don't even know what actual problem you are working on. I just jumped in, in the middle, to answer your post about "p" and "C".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 24, 2017 01:17 AM (zc3Db)

629 Ummm... You take the oil pan off to change the oil? You mean I've been doing it wrong all these years?
Posted by: Average Guy

I may be misnaming the thing. I was lying under a VW. was attempting to loosen a bolt so that a dish shaped thing would drop, so I could drain the oil?

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:18 AM (tfQTV)

630 needless to say, I failed.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:20 AM (tfQTV)

631 Good evening, Curious what was Frau Merkel's reaction to the terrorist bombing ?Also, the Mayor of Londonstan? Thx

Posted by: gracepc at May 24, 2017 01:22 AM (OU4q6)

632 I have a dog unhappy about being in the cone of shame.

http://tinypic.com/r/11mdiex/9

Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2017 09:52 PM (cAnNx)

Your dog looks quite a lot like mine. She is a Basset X Border Collie, but has the tricolor hound coloration. Longer legs than a Basset, though. And Pogo wore the cone of shame for two weeks after a surgery on her ear.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2017 01:22 AM (0deF2)

633 I note a lack of political content here on the ONT. That's really nice, the political thing having gotten all 'spoldy again. Looks like substantial numbers of Morons are just tuning it out.

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 01:25 AM (voYu7)

634 Ah, sgut..."spoldy, splodey". No wonder it didn't look right.

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 01:26 AM (voYu7)

635 629 That's a drain plug. It's on my final.

Posted by: MAx at May 24, 2017 01:26 AM (9TR2V)

636 25 Yeah, I know the political minefield that implies, but really, doesn't any "special counsel" ultimately work for the President?

Posted by: filbert


One lawyer/analyst has said that Trump could fire Mueller at will, at least theoretically. But politically, it would probably trigger impeachment.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 24, 2017 01:28 AM (wTwJ2)

637 it was the oil sump plate, I'm sorry. I looked it up.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:28 AM (tfQTV)

638 What are the odds of twisting off the head of a VW drain plug?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 01:29 AM (OdK9v)

639 but yeah, you're right. the thing i busted the head off was the drain plug.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:30 AM (tfQTV)

640 I have noticed after terrorist attacks, the left is quick to blame the west as causing it due to imperialism, racism, etc.

Despite Islamists constantly reminding us how much they hate Western decadence and immorality, you never hear the left saying we have to start rejecting the promotion of homosexuality and other offensive to Muslims.

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at May 24, 2017 01:30 AM (ABWXA)

641 Get rid of the speeches. Graduate and get done with it.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2017 10:14 PM (ppSwc)

My university degree came in the mail. No steenkin' ceremony for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2017 01:31 AM (0deF2)

642 haha. the odds are good when the goods are odd.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:31 AM (tfQTV)

643 If we're gonna have a Puddles Pity Party video, that "Under Pressure" one is an odd choice, and not typical of his oeuvre. Instead, I highly recommend watching at least the first half of this video of him singing "Mad World":

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

For the first 40 seconds, he is singing alone, but at 0:40 start watching him very closely -- something very surprising happens! I guarantee you'll rewind it back to see how that was possible -- was there a jump cut? Nope -- there all the time. Amazing.

Posted by: zombie at May 24, 2017 01:32 AM (DQ4Fv)

644 It's pretty common to strip out the oil drain plug. That's why they sell repair kits for them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 24, 2017 01:33 AM (wTwJ2)

645 thanks GnuBreed, for helping me to feel less stupid!

I've got to get some sleep. substitute teaching in a room of 13 toddlers tomorrow.

good relaxing talk, thanks.

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:37 AM (tfQTV)

646 haha. the odds are good when the goods are odd.
Posted by: booknlass
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I was told there would be no wordplay.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 01:40 AM (OdK9v)

647 Did I tell you about the time that I wired the doorbell transformer to the circuit for the switched basement stair light?

*scratches head*

Why does the damn doorbell work some times, and not others?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 12:59 AM (OdK9v)


Here's a story for you...

My wife and I, newly married, living in our little 900 sf rental house. One day I was going to vacuum, but the vacuum cleaner (flea market purchase) didn't work. Worked fine the previous time I used it. Well, being a fix-it guy, I get out the screw driver & pliers, and proceed to take the thing apart, hoping to find a loose or shorted wire or something like that. All disassembled, dust & parts all over the place... no obvious signs of damage. #*%^#. Put it all back together; still doesn't work.

Then I had a bright idea (my only one in this whole episode). I unplugged the vacuum cleaner, then plugged it in to another outlet. Voila!

But wait, it gets worse...

So why wasn't that outlet working? It worked before...

So I called the landlord and told him one of the outlets stopped working. He said he'd call an electrician.

The electrician comes over the next day. Checks the outlet, confirms there's no power. So he goes up into the attic to check out the wiring. This is in the middle of Summer. He come out of the attic a few minutes later, all grimy and sweaty. Says the wiring is older knob & tube, but he couldn't find any problems with it. He said he'd contact the landlord and work out a time to do a more thorough inspection, and then he left.

Ten minutes later the doorbell rings. It's the electrician. He said he wanted to check one more thing. "OK", I said.

He walks across our little living room, and flips a switch on the wall. Tests the outlet - Bingo.

What the...? We never gave that switch a second thought; never touched it. Well, apparently one of us had...

Posted by: Average Guy at May 24, 2017 01:42 AM (LMcFk)

648 goo'night, Mike Hammer

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:42 AM (tfQTV)

649


By now a crowd had gathered
and it seemed that all was lost
In the anger of the moment
I had diced with death and lost


Procol Harum - Rambling On
https://youtu.be/wc-gjz5jZs0

Posted by: mindful webworker - rambler gambler at May 24, 2017 01:45 AM (HdZcn)

650 639 but yeah, you're right. the thing i busted the head off was the drain plug.
Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:30 AM (tfQTV)


I figured that... just havin' some fun.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 24, 2017 01:48 AM (LMcFk)

651 booknlass, still here?

Saw your note, belatedly, the other day. Thanks 4 it.

Curious if you managed to navigate all the way to the drunken conclusion of Invulnerable?

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at May 24, 2017 01:49 AM (HdZcn)

652 home made gravy, (all one word) at the hoo-yeah dot com.


just got a bounce from that addy... no such addy

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 01:49 AM (zUoxk)

653 What the...? We never gave that switch a second thought; never touched it. Well, apparently one of us had...
Posted by: Average Guy
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Switched outlets are almost a thing of the past. In our last house, there were some recessed in the floor of the living room, for controlling lamps on side tables beside the sofa.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 24, 2017 01:53 AM (OdK9v)

654 "... Says the wiring is older knob tube"
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when we re-wired our house after moving in (2nd legal owners, previous residents had been renters since family moved out/died) we found all sorts of strange things, to include some they were lucky hadn't burned down the house.

power to the garage? they just strung a hot wire out to the garage, and tied everything into that.

need moar circuits? they pulled a second box through the first, exceeding rated power... the main contacts were scorched, etc.

installing a new light fixture in the dining room? hell yes scotch tape is acceptable, if you don't have anything else to use...

very scary.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 01:57 AM (zUoxk)

655 It's pretty common to strip out the oil drain plug. That's why they sell repair kits for them.


Posted by: GnuBreed at May 24, 2017 01:33 AM (wTwJ2)


Always fun on a Harley, which have at least 2-3 of them. The chuckleheads that own them think they're tightening a head bolt the way they muscle down on them. Then they have the nerve to looked surprised when they go away.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 24, 2017 01:58 AM (aMlLZ)

656 torquing oil pan bolts off...

was watching, because VA waiting room (at least it wasn't news) some car show.

behind schedule, they had a body guy installing the oil pan.

so he's torquing down the bolts, having snugged them up, and snaps the first one clean off.

it seems in/pounds and ft/pounds are NOT interchangeable.

who knew?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 02:01 AM (zUoxk)

657 ........ ☮ℇ✡ℹ☯✝

Just wanted to see if it works.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bounding the pusheries at May 24, 2017 02:02 AM (HdZcn)

658 Just wanted to see if it works.
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pro tip: copying and pasting the symbols gets you a Pixy server error and hitting "back" takes you several pages back in time too.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 02:05 AM (zUoxk)

659 Welp, some nights you hit it big, some you don't. Oh well. :-)

Goodnight all, thanks for the chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 24, 2017 02:06 AM (eMKNe)

660 I just read the entirety of the Collaborate or not article. At the end he tried to make the illegals getting deported to be the same as the Jews being shipped to extermination camps.

In my opinion there is quite a bit of difference between someone who sneaked into a country, is living and working there under the radar, and someone who no fault of their own is deemed to be unfit and to be killed.

Speaking of illegals why is it, when they have been here for over ten years, they still have not bothered to apply for citizenship? It is like they want the benefits of living and working in the US, but do not want to be part of our nation? Why should we let them stay when there are millions of people who bothered to apply waiting for a decade or more for their chance?

Posted by: Deathknyte at May 24, 2017 12:04 AM (BDA6O)

Good catch. I got to that part, and said to myself, "fucking Commie".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2017 02:08 AM (0deF2)

661 redc1c4, Pro tip: unicode characters can be converted to Pixy-compatible at various sites - like, bit.ly/pixyize - but, yeah, copypaste won't handle it.

All because of a little bitty line up in the invisible header - same one that causes the dreaded BLACK DIAMONDS OF DOOM.

Ah, 1990s tech!

More tips & tricks at the still-needs-updating Ace of Spades Blog Commenters Survival Guide at my website:
http://bit.ly/aoshq-csg

Posted by: mindful webworker - click here or else at May 24, 2017 02:11 AM (HdZcn)

662 * waves g'night at fading residual image of qdpsteve *

Posted by: mindful webworker - 2little 2late 2louse 2trek at May 24, 2017 02:12 AM (HdZcn)

663 * nudges thread, looking for signs of consciousness *

Posted by: mindful webworker - cautiously at May 24, 2017 02:14 AM (HdZcn)

664 very scary.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 01:57 AM (zUoxk)


Well, I've learned a few things since then and I'm now a home inspector... I see plenty of scary electrical stuff. One house had K&T wiring in the attic. The old stuff, with cracked, crumbling, rodent-gnawed insulation. The attic was insulated with old cellulose insulation, and to make everything neat someone had put in a vapor barrier made of metal foil. When I opened the scuttle to inspect the attic, I disturbed the foil enough to cause actual sparks to fly. I quickly exited the attic & shut off all the power to the house.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 24, 2017 02:14 AM (LMcFk)

665 Aerosmith.

Posted by: jbspry at May 24, 2017 02:16 AM (IhKmM)

666 I hereby dedicate this comment to cthulu,
long may he wave.

Posted by: mindful webworker - etc at May 24, 2017 02:17 AM (HdZcn)

667 i was over at The_Donald, getting my late night news fix...

they're more reliable than the #MFM

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 02:20 AM (zUoxk)

668 i actually socked him, in jest, a bit after the nameless one's final disappearance (which i missed, btw)

fortunately, a COB figured out i was just socking, so unblocked that hash (they change about once a day, gawd knows why) and told me it was NOT a good idea to do that again.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 02:25 AM (zUoxk)

669 I may be misnaming the thing. I was lying under a VW. was attempting to loosen a bolt so that a dish shaped thing would drop, so I could drain the oil?

Posted by: booknlass at May 24, 2017 01:18 AM (tfQTV)

Yeah. The old air-cooled VW classic Beetles, and their non-Beetle stablemates have an "oil strainer" under a dish-shaped cover on the bottom of the engine. It's about five inches in diameter, and held on by 6 M6 screws. The oil drain plug is in the center of that dish-shaped cover.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2017 02:28 AM (0deF2)

670 Also a night's entertainment at casa socalcon: "...down on all fours while blindfolded, ear-muffed and wearing thick knee pads and gloves..."

Posted by: socalcon at May 24, 2017 02:28 AM (WAnre)

671 Power is still out after 5 hours. One of the perils of country life is that you're sucking hind tit whenever there's a widespread outage.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 24, 2017 02:31 AM (LtuZ9)

672 Finally finished the RasPi rebuild. Just in time for bed.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 24, 2017 02:35 AM (IcT7t)

673 I was told there would be no wordplay.


*****



Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 02:39 AM (wPiJc)

674 Well, I am going to go to bed. Busy day today; drove to Calgary for a client meeting, and I will be going to sit a few wells for them. Work! Woo-Hoo! A series of short wells (time-wise) for me, but it beats having no work at all. And only a 2-3 hour road trip from home to the locations. So the grass won't totally overtake my place before I get back home to mow it again.

Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2017 02:39 AM (0deF2)

675
641 My university degree came in the mail. No steenkin' ceremony for me.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 24, 2017 01:31 AM (0deF2)


Ditto. I had already move on to my first job. Paycheck wasn't going to a roundtrip cross country jaunt just to pick up some paper.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 24, 2017 02:45 AM (pNxlR)

676 Ludwig, thou must eat...
Hi y'all. Work is going well. Wishing the very best from you, too.
And I'll be here all Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz -- snooze.

G'night and God bless.

Posted by: micky at May 24, 2017 02:48 AM (dF9Lb)

677 I'm off to bed.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at May 24, 2017 02:50 AM (HdZcn)

678 Hmm. Julie Bandaras on Fox speculating about Donald Trump giving the Pope a reacharound.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 24, 2017 03:02 AM (rM1DU)

679 missed my graduation @ Ft Benning... just as well, it poured rain on the rest of them.

made the one at Ft Sam, which was a joke, but the high point was my asshole DS calling my name after they said dismissed and i just walked the F away, like i hadn't heard his ignorant racist ass.

got to tell him a few days later than he'd fucked up my paperw*rk, so i was having it fixed.

he couldn't say shit to a civilian.

UCLA extension grad was for my parents, who will never see me graduate college, as they had apparently hoped all these years.

better luck next time, and try and make better choices for your kids.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 03:32 AM (zUoxk)

680 another long, shitty, pointless day again when the sun comes up...

plus 2 medical appointment.

on the upside, once i'm home from them, i can have alcohol!

it's the little things that keep me going.

that and the new rescue kitty is acclimating quickly.

for only 3 days, we're doing great.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 24, 2017 03:39 AM (zUoxk)

681 I'm woke.



Wish I was sleeped.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 03:47 AM (wPiJc)

682 Yeah Muldoon not your usual time slot
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 24, 2017 03:52 AM (Ot7+c)

683 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip



******


Heh. "Horde".

That implies much greater numbers than seem to be evident at present. You, me and red1c4

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 03:59 AM (wPiJc)

684 Woot!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:00 AM (wPiJc)

685 I hear ya', Muldoon. Sleep schedule is totally haywire here. Fell asleep at 7:00 and woke up at midnight. Midnight to seven would've been better.

Congratulations on the new rescue kitty.

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 04:02 AM (voYu7)

686 I'm here. I'm just two minutes behind the few that are left. It takes that long to load a page.

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 04:03 AM (voYu7)

687 Deep thoughts in the middle of the night:


"When an unattainable notion of "the Perfect" becomes the enemy of "the Good", at some point "the Good" decides to just stop trying. -Geoffrey Chaucer 1480.

This thought keeps bouncing around in my head.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:03 AM (wPiJc)

688 Kitty congratulations were to have gone to redc1c4, of course. Hindsight is 20/20 this morning.

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 04:05 AM (voYu7)

689 Kitty congratulations were to have gone to redc1c4, of course.

***

No worries. What's your take on things in the world? Any great thoughts?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:07 AM (wPiJc)

690 Its usually only a small few, sometimes only me it seems

Posted by: Skip at May 24, 2017 04:09 AM (Ot7+c)

691 I ain't no ways tahhhrd myself. Time to self-medicate.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 24, 2017 04:09 AM (vRcUp)

692 Posted by: Hillary


*****


What are you wearing, Hillary from State Farm?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:11 AM (wPiJc)

693 Seems Leftists only know one tactic which is to scream down retaliatory verbal attacks, Leftists are true believers of their religion.

Posted by: Skip at May 24, 2017 04:23 AM (Ot7+c)

694 693 Seems Leftists only know one tactic which is to scream down retaliatory verbal attacks, Leftists are true believers of their religion.

Posted by: Skip at May 24, 2017 04:23 AM (Ot7+c)

They are the cult of an Almighty State, to be composed of the enlightened (IE, those who think as they do), which they see as the salvation of mankind and the bringer of an Earthly Paradise.

Anyone who opposes their agenda, they see as denying them paradise.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 24, 2017 04:30 AM (J+mig)

695 Muldoon @689

Not a thought in the world. Been busy deleting bookmarks as fast as I can. It's my way of stuffing my head in the sand. Happily, the Morons saw fit to stash me out here in the middle of nowhere so blissful ignorance is a way of life.

But the ammo got wet in a flood.

Waking up at midnight does nothing for a coherent train of thought.

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 04:35 AM (voYu7)

696 Oh I have more tactics than just screaming, as Seth Rich would tell you, if he weren't indisposed.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 24, 2017 04:35 AM (vRcUp)

697 They are the cult of an Almighty State, to be composed of the enlightened (IE, those who think as they do), which they see as the salvation of mankind and the bringer of an Earthly Paradise.

Anyone who opposes their agenda, they see as denying them paradise.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel


****

To be as God.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:36 AM (wPiJc)

698 I am an enemy of the good, therefore I am perfect.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 24, 2017 04:36 AM (vRcUp)

699 Waking up at midnight does nothing for a coherent train of thought.


*****


Heh. In my case I'm not sure waking at 8:00 am does anything for a coherent train of thought.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:39 AM (wPiJc)

700 To be as God.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:36 AM (wPiJc)

But only one person gets that level of authority, so it makes you wonder why all of the useful idiots are so bent on following along. Do they all honestly think they're going to get cushy inner-party jobs? Have they not realized that there are only thousands of those jobs, and tens of millions of them?

The miscalculation of scale is mind-boggling.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 24, 2017 04:40 AM (J+mig)

701 Wish you hadn't posted that rumination on "The Perfect" being the enemy of "The Good", Muldoon. Much to early to be trying to make sense out of that. However, this seems to be where we are.

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 04:41 AM (voYu7)

702 The Tao te Ching also deals a bit with perfection against goodness. "The greatest perfection seems chipped, but use does not wear it out."

The drive to achieve total perfection, and the meddlesome nature that comes along with it, was viewed as creating disaster and bringing greater evils than those they tried to solve.

A good example from more recent history would be Prohibition. In order to combat a relatively moderate alcohol problem, the Temperance Movement ended up turning millions of law-abiding citizens into criminals overnight, fostering a disrespect for the law, and opening the door to hard drugs... problems we're still dealing with today.

In the pursuit of perfect goodness, they brought more evil into the world. When you can settle for "good enough", you can be happy.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 24, 2017 04:48 AM (J+mig)

703 Not sure I'm going as far as making Hillary a horsemen of the apocalypse

Posted by: Skip at May 24, 2017 04:51 AM (Ot7+c)

704 "The Perfect" being the enemy of "The Good",


*****


I think this concept applies on multiple levels in various ways. For example, the notion of Deplorables. Most of middle America is honest, hard-working, dependable, and lives their life with integrity. Comes the Left, with notions of "you don't live up to our made-up standards of decency, therefore you are Deplorable." At some point, the Deplorables say, ckuf this noise. I quit! A John Galt response. I no longer voluntarily give of my talents to people who consider me less than perfect. Even though I'm pretty damn good.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:51 AM (wPiJc)

705 So the "Perfection" discussion got me to thinking about the Historical Society. I wrote the newsletter for years. The first instruction I got from the editor was, "Always leave one mistake in the newsletter. It makes people feel good when they catch it."

I think that applies here but I'm not sure how.

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 04:53 AM (voYu7)

706 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 24, 2017 04:48 AM (J+mig)

*****


Yeah. That's the kind of stuff I have in mind.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:54 AM (wPiJc)

707 Well thats all folks!
(Exits stage left)

Posted by: Skip at May 24, 2017 04:57 AM (Ot7+c)

708 "Always leave one mistake in the newsletter. It makes people feel good when they catch it."

*****


Nice!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 04:59 AM (wPiJc)

709 Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 04:53 AM (voYu

You too?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 24, 2017 05:00 AM (ZTRlp)

710 Later all. Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 24, 2017 05:14 AM (wPiJc)

711 Good morning all.

Puddles is one clown I wouldn't mind inviting to my party.

Can we sign him up for the Vegas MoMee?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 24, 2017 05:15 AM (NT3RT)

712 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 24, 2017 05:19 AM (u82oZ)

713 Creeper! Good to see you. I trust everything is OK?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 24, 2017 05:20 AM (u82oZ)

714 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

May you and yours have a wonderful day.

Its early, but I have to jump on some end-of-school chores. So may every traffic light turn green as you approach.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 24, 2017 05:22 AM (u82oZ)

715 Hay, Salty. I'm good but my guinea pig is bad sick. Vet appointment over in Arkansas later this morning. He's seven years old, so has already beat the odds substantially. But it hurts seeing him go downhill.

I keep telling myself he's just a lousy rodent. Doesn't help.

Posted by: creeper, doing the Witopia crawl at May 24, 2017 05:33 AM (voYu7)

716 Power restored after 8 hours.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 24, 2017 05:39 AM (+wT2f)

717 creeper

Guinea pigs are rodents with great PR.

Glad to hear you are well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 24, 2017 05:40 AM (u82oZ)

718 Good morning, Salty! Is it too late to join the ONT? I slept through it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 24, 2017 05:43 AM (tHwdc)

719 NaCly, are the master or the pupil?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 24, 2017 05:44 AM (NT3RT)

720 Thank you, Slapweasel, for the prayer list for the Horde. I've copied it and added a few from tonight's ONT. I was losing track and mine was on sticky notes that have become unstuck.

I love you too, and added you to the list, for your Dad and Mom, and for your fortitude :-)

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 24, 2017 05:48 AM (tHwdc)

721 Mornin'.

Morrissey wrote a ckufing song about *beheading Margaret Thatcher*, so I'm not ready to throw accolades at him because he talked semi-tough on Islamic terrorism. Maybe if he was to disown "Margaret on the Guillotine" and apologize for it...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 24, 2017 06:03 AM (ul9CR)

722 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 24, 2017 06:11 AM (J+eG2)

723 Wolverines are real? Stan Lee told me he created the character.

Posted by: Hugh Jackman at May 24, 2017 06:18 AM (bc2Lc)

724 *hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 24, 2017 06:20 AM (vRcUp)

725 Mornin'

Posted by: wing at May 24, 2017 06:26 AM (Ohl7S)

726 How come that every time one of these ass-hats goes splodey, there is never a hew and cry about outlawing bombs, and bombs killing people. while the press may not specifically put the blame on Islam, they do indeed sign blame to the bomber, and not the bomb, an inanimate object.


But...some jackass does something evil with a firearm, and it's Katy Bar The Door for non stop anti gun rhetoric.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 24, 2017 06:29 AM (J+eG2)

727 Morrissey wrote a ckufing song about *beheading Margaret Thatcher*, so I'm not ready to throw accolades at him because he talked semi-tough on Islamic terrorism. Maybe if he was to disown "Margaret on the Guillotine" and apologize for it...

We can't have progress without overthrowing the old order of capitalist bourgeoisie who oppress the worker, the woman, and the indigenous minority. And for that, there must be revolution.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 24, 2017 06:29 AM (vRcUp)

728 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 24, 2017 06:31 AM (KGH7Z)

729 mornin' sock

Posted by: wing at May 24, 2017 06:33 AM (Ohl7S)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 24, 2017 06:33 AM (mpXpK)

731 Wolverines are real? Stan Lee told me he created the character.

Posted by: Hugh Jackman


Do you really jack men?

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 24, 2017 06:34 AM (vRcUp)

732 Gary is NOT just a lousy rodent.
He became the adopted mascot of our trio when you brought him up with you.

Posted by: teej at May 24, 2017 06:36 AM (wedOa)

733 "The Perfect" is the enemy of "The Good"

My corollary to this, somewhat in line with the Chaucer quote above, is

"So is 'The Good Enough'"

and good morning, all

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 24, 2017 06:40 AM (BXC+l)

734 Hah! Morrissey wrote a song called "What Difference Does It Make". I knew I liked the cut of his jib.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 24, 2017 06:42 AM (vRcUp)

735 And re perfection
While wishing Muldoon was still here for his input

I work in a lab. Accurate results are important.
In every step in the process of an analysis a little error is introduced.
It is only by trying to be perfect in each step that you can achieve "good enough."

That's what I was taught by a fine chemist. Thank you John.
Pretty sure he was correct.

Posted by: teej at May 24, 2017 06:44 AM (wedOa)

736 One more.

The Go-Betweens. Great late '70s - early '80s band from Australia.

The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley (1959, I think).

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

Posted by: Love Gun at May 24, 2017 06:46 AM (no0Da)

737 In October 2013, Morrissey released a statement through his semi-official website, which said, "Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course ... not many."[233] Simpson noted that many questioned why Morrissey does not identify as bisexual, given his sexual experiences with both men and women.

STAY AWAY FROM HUMA, MORRISSEY. THIS IS YOUR FIRST AND ONLY WARNING.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 24, 2017 06:48 AM (vRcUp)

738 Saw the Five last night and Gregg Gutfield definitely reads Ace and the comments. I don't remember what comments/theme he mentioned specifically but my brain went "BING."

Posted by: vivi at May 24, 2017 06:51 AM (11H2y)

739
OW!!!

HEY!!!!

What up my bitches?!??!?!!

*spins around, shuffles across stage doing jazz hands*

HEY!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at May 24, 2017 06:51 AM (HSmrB)

740 Ernst Stavro Gutfeld.

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 24, 2017 06:53 AM (vRcUp)

741 Whoa, that picture of the President and entourage with the Petulant Pope..

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 24, 2017 06:54 AM (lLOfk)

742 I'm still in shock at what Moochie was wearing yesterday in Italy. Just think, someday she will have a gold coin minted by the US mint. (like all first ladies after they die)..

Posted by: Colin at May 24, 2017 06:54 AM (UhuW/)

743 I could restock half the fertility clinics in California with the contents of my stomach.

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 24, 2017 06:54 AM (vRcUp)

744
You morons just don't get it, do you? It's not that we have any great love for stinky immigrants. Not in the least.

It's about control. Controlling you. Making sure that you stay under the thumbs of your betters like me.

If you challenge us, we'll cut you down, by some method or another. To prove we can and serve as warning to others who might consider challenging our authority.

So take your punishment. Stand in line. Let authorities grope your private parts. Let your phone and computer be tapped. Shut up about it too when some stinking nut case kills. If you know whats good for you.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, Arms Racketeer, Uranium Peddler at May 24, 2017 06:55 AM (HTdUD)

745 I hate combination and permutation problems ... because I never understand EXACTLY what they're asking for.

Do you want ONLY number of fives ? Number of fives and sixes ? Exactly three out of twelve - or at least three out of twelve ?

I do better with gambling questions.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 24, 2017 06:56 AM (fiGNd)

746 Hey, Greg, why not invite the ombudsman or news editors of ABC, NBC, CBS etc on the show to explain the newsblackout about teen and pre teen girls killed and mutilated by ISIS in the UK ?

SJW's should try another way to feel good about themselves = one that doesn't risk the lives of children.

Also, where's the FCC lawsuit against the nets?

Posted by: vivi at May 24, 2017 06:56 AM (11H2y)

747 Hey, Greg, why not invite the ombudsman or news editors of ABC, NBC, CBS
etc on the show to explain the newsblackout about teen and pre teen
girls killed and mutilated by ISIS in the UK ?

Posted by: vivi at May 24, 2017 06:56 AM (11H2y)


That's yesterdays news. They have moved on to the latest of what damage they can do to Trump this week. Mid week time for another secret informer telling all about the evil that is going on in the WH.

Posted by: Colin at May 24, 2017 07:01 AM (UhuW/)

748 So the Today Show was discussing ISIS vs Al Qaida and how the two are different.

But they seem to avoid the overarching organization which both teams play for.


Team Islam.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 24, 2017 07:02 AM (J+eG2)

749 New.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 24, 2017 07:04 AM (HTdUD)

750 nood

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 24, 2017 07:06 AM (KGH7Z)

751 Posted by: teej at May 24, 2017 06:44 AM (wedOa)

In the lab and in the real world are entirely different things, and trying to have too much of a lab mentality where the real world is involved invites disaster.

A real world example of this would be our torpedoes in WWII. They had a problem, in that they simply didn't work right. Our advanced fuses weren't going off properly, and a vast number of easy kills got away from our submarines and torpedo bombers because of it. Even worse, we lost ships we shouldn't have.

What was Washington's response? Since they couldn't replicate the problem in the lab, they kept blaming the users, until it there was such a mountain of evidence that the problem was undeniable.

Perfect solutions work in perfect environments. The world outside of the lab is not perfect, and can not be perfected.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 24, 2017 07:08 AM (J+mig)

752 "Signs EVERYWHERE at Harrahs Laughlin: Brian Wilson, May 20. I would have loved to come back to see him."

He just played Houston last weekend and from what I heard it was a great show. Mike Love's son is in his band too. Wish I'd seen it.

Posted by: DanMan at May 24, 2017 10:19 AM (XTiHL)

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