Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Naked Man, Back View
Lucian Freud

I have posted a Commenters Bill Of Rights below the fold. It is from another blog, written by a smart guy, who also knows this blog and its peculiar habits quite well. Some of it applies perfectly...some of it less so.

The catalyst is the unmistakeable downturn in the comments. Ad hominem attacks are becoming the norm, and they shouldn't. Cliquish, exclusionary behavior is becoming commonplace, and it shouldn't. Slavish adherence to memes over substance is sometimes overwhelming the threads.

"Smart but very, very vulgar" was accurate once, and we should be proud of that description. Perhaps we shouldn't rush to devolve to simply, "very, very vulgar."

Commenters Bill Of Rights

  • You have the right to comment – for as long as the owner of the blog feels like granting it to you.
  • You have the right to be banned at any time, for any reason, real or imagined and for any period of time from minutes to years.
  • You have the right to have your comment deleted for any reason without any explanation.
  • You have the right to point out someone’s poor argument. You do not, in turn, have the right to be offended when someone does it to you.
  • You have the right to have an opinion – you do not have the right to demand that everyone value your opinion or even care about your opinion.
  • You have the right not to take anyone’s opinion seriously – you do not have the right to demand that someone take YOU seriously.
  • You have the right to sarcasm as form of “argument” as long as you understand that sarcasm conveys absolutely no truth and no fact.
  • You have the right to an explanation for being banned. That explanation may or may not come before you are banned.
  • You have the right to be civil.
  • You have the right to be a bigot – just not on this blog.
  • You have the right to be free of purely ad hominem attacks.

Shorter Commenters Bill of Rights:

Don’t be a dick.

Posted by: CBD at 09:35 AM




Comments

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1 it's Harvey ... step away from the ficus, and keep your hands where I can see them.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 09:35 AM (/aIFg)

2 OMG

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 09:35 AM (QC/4S)

3 What if you're a Dick Durbin?

Posted by: Bruce at November 06, 2017 09:35 AM (8ikIW)

4 WTF? Is there an entire art tradition dedicated to naked doughy men on white furniture?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (ndBrw)

5 Oh G-D CBD on a MOnday aM?

Have you no heart or soul?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (5y11N)

6 That's gonna leave a (skid) mark

Posted by: Bruce at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (8ikIW)

7 4 WTF? Is there an entire art tradition dedicated to naked doughy men on white furniture?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (ndBrw)

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Look, do you want to work in Hollywood or not?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (GQSqS)

8 Fat Man on Ottoman Sans Skid Marks

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (XWb4y)

9 That guy. Again.

Posted by: huerfano at November 06, 2017 09:37 AM (Dp2K8)

10 All of that used to be more vigorously enforced. But it appears that has gone by the wayside. Maybe we need to bring back the "troll busters".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 06, 2017 09:37 AM (mpXpK)

11 WTF? Is there an entire art tradition dedicated to naked doughy men on white furniture?
Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (ndBrw)



The Hershey Valley School.

Posted by: Randy at November 06, 2017 09:37 AM (gL1BH)

12 I like the attempt at Pavlovian training here.

When The Horde is bad, we get, well, whatever that monstrosity is.

When The Horde is not bad, we get, well, we'll have to find that out because I don't think it's happened ever.


May I add an item to the commenter's bill of rights?

The owner of the blog has the right to ban himself by accident and that will never not be funny.

Please don't ban me.

(Thank you, CBD, for that polite warning before impolite actions are taken)

Posted by: alexthechick - Your new AG. Now the DOJ has grry hands. at November 06, 2017 09:37 AM (mf5HN)

13 Oh G-D CBD on a MOnday aM?

Have you no heart or soul?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Could be worse. A week ago this would have been an hour earlier

Posted by: Bruce at November 06, 2017 09:37 AM (8ikIW)

14 Oh G-D CBD on a MOnday aM?

Have you no heart or soul?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (5y11N)

I mean the pic...I didn't even see the bill of rights till late? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2017 09:38 AM (5y11N)

15 Well, at least it's not Yoko.


Yet.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 09:38 AM (MINbv)

16 There's a fat man on the ottoman
With the blues

Posted by: Rejected lyrics at November 06, 2017 09:38 AM (baYK5)

17 That tears it...you are NOT doing the fashion threads.

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2017 09:39 AM (Enq6K)

18 Aw, hell!

Is this about Muldoon or something else?
Also: COME BACK, MULDOON!
I love your puns and limericks!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 06, 2017 09:39 AM (W+vEI)

19 Did I miss something?

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 06, 2017 09:40 AM (0OmEj)

20 It looks like the cat shredded that curtain. Can't look at naked dough boy so, curtain.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 06, 2017 09:40 AM (mcI77)

21 Willowed:

365 We'll see if he was actually wearing body armor or just a chest rig of some sort. Wouldn't be the first time the media has conflated the two.

Posted by: John Marston at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (SkuXa)

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Body armor -> chest rig -> camouflage jacket -> sleeveless Bon Jovi reunion tour t-shirt

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 09:40 AM (GQSqS)

22 With an ass like that, could I get more pussy?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at November 06, 2017 09:40 AM (EYzZ7)

23 Is this about Muldoon or something else?"

Too much pizza chatter.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 09:40 AM (MINbv)

24 On Fox just now, some woman guest I did not recognize said Hillarh "played by the rules."

R-i-i-i-i-g-h-t.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 09:41 AM (Nwg0u)

25 Just WTF happened on that ONT where Muldoon got run off? And who were the sorry excuses for commenters responsible?

Seriously, I've gone long enough watching things and people I value go away. I'm not particularly tolerant of folks who trash those things for petty reasons. Selfish maybe, but, deal.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 09:41 AM (AM1GF)

26 And I see w/o fail the communists are in lock-step demanding more gun control laws after their already laws in place failed. We should ban Democrats.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 06, 2017 09:41 AM (mpXpK)

27 "Slavish adherence to memes over substance is sometimes overwhelming the threads."


(1) I am not shutting down the Outrage Outlet.

(2) Naked Guy On A White Ottoman is already a meme.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Dash for the Politcal Lifeboats in Sav-Ur-Self Gear by the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2017 09:42 AM (hLRSq)

28 I'm never a dick in comments.Asshole.

Posted by: steevy at November 06, 2017 09:42 AM (LiyEm)

29 Did something happen over the weekend? Did a fight break out here and bannings were enforced? Damn it, I always miss the action. It must have been nasty for the fat white naked man to make an appearance again..

Posted by: IC at November 06, 2017 09:43 AM (gcme+)

30 On Fox just now, some woman guest I did not recognize said Hillarh "played by the rules."

R-i-i-i-i-g-h-t.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 09:41 AM (Nwg0u)

Acrtually that's true...problem is The FAB made the rules. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2017 09:43 AM (5y11N)

31

OMG,, It's Captain Piccard....

*hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 06, 2017 09:43 AM (qwWmT)

32 Any man sits naked on the ottoman spends a night in the box.

Posted by: Carr at November 06, 2017 09:43 AM (QM5S2)

33 Sundance at CTH had to do this a couple of weeks back. No ugly art to go with, thank God.
Missed Fenelon this morning on the Morning Report. If we've lost Fen and Muldoon the Ace place has lost a couple good ones.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 06, 2017 09:43 AM (N3JsI)

34 Slavish adherence to memes .."

What, no endless posting of Mel Brooks/Zucker brothers lines?

*starts whimpering*

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 09:44 AM (MINbv)

35 I have seen people here reference the naked, fat guy on an ottoman, but never saw it until today. I want to go back to confused ignorance.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2017 09:44 AM (nwqNw)

36 17, Tami - lol...no kidding!!

Posted by: IC at November 06, 2017 09:44 AM (gcme+)

37 sometimes I come into the bog, and..only see charred remains... of something...and wonder...

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 09:44 AM (QC/4S)

38 I approve this message.

Posted by: USMC8541One Shot to Slay them all at November 06, 2017 09:44 AM (NmR1a)

39 Test

Posted by: Sambo at November 06, 2017 09:45 AM (CwNIZ)

40 35 You are a veteran now,you have seen the elephant.It cannot be unseen.

Posted by: steevy at November 06, 2017 09:45 AM (LiyEm)

41 >>
On Fox just now, some woman guest I did not recognize said Hillarh "played by the rules."


Mafia rules. The way she took over the DNC and made it her b#tch is fascinating. And this was after Obama left it like a 'rode hard, put away wet' whore, $24 million in debt.


Posted by: Lizzy at November 06, 2017 09:45 AM (W+vEI)

42 If the Horde does good, they'll see me one more time.
If they do bad, they'll see me two more times.
Good night.

Posted by: The Cowboy at November 06, 2017 09:45 AM (3MozY)

43 I have seen people here reference the naked, fat guy on an ottoman, but never saw it until today. I want to go back to confused ignorance.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2017 09:44 AM (nwqNw)

Kris, unfortunately some things cannot be unseen..

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 09:45 AM (QC/4S)

44 I will put on pants until Muldoon comes back.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 06, 2017 09:46 AM (tbOMB)

45 "You are a veteran now,you have seen the elephant."

Only if he turns around.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 06, 2017 09:46 AM (ndBrw)

46 That One Year Later bit in the sidebar deserves its own post, IMO. It's almost too candid of those idiots to admit what they were thinking. Or a lack thereof.

The Univision anchor admitting he's a partisan dunce was the best part. That's how you got Trump in the first place - by forgetting to hold your own political allies to the same rules you'd put on your opponents. Obama got away with murder, and so people decided f-that. Ooooh, you're going to #resist! What a numbnuts.

Posted by: Gaff at November 06, 2017 09:46 AM (jPS2y)

47 It could be worse..the fat guy could be 600 lbs with fat rolls off his side ridden with open sores.

Posted by: IC at November 06, 2017 09:46 AM (gcme+)

48 Doctor waiting on his hysteria patient?

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at November 06, 2017 09:47 AM (4Xyru)

49 It's going to be a Yoko week, isn't it?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 06, 2017 09:47 AM (QQ+il)

50 >>I have seen people here reference the naked, fat guy on an ottoman, but
never saw it until today. I want to go back to confused ignorance.




*Pssst. Do not ever mention the Yoko ONT. Dang, just mentioned it!!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 06, 2017 09:47 AM (W+vEI)

51 Did Lucien do a version of this guy from the front?

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 09:47 AM (QC/4S)

52 Yikes!

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2017 09:47 AM (gbWkA)

53 Can't we all just get along? Aces house aces rules....

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 06, 2017 09:47 AM (0OmEj)

54 CBD

Clear bright lines. Midcourse correction applied via operant conditioning.

Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 06, 2017 09:48 AM (hyuyC)

55 thanks reminded me to call plumber

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2017 09:48 AM (bmkS9)

56 WTF? Is there an entire art tradition dedicated to naked doughy men on white furniture?
Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (ndBrw)


The Hershey Valley Highway School.


--
FIFY

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 09:48 AM (XWb4y)

57 Even the mighty Sonobi is overwhelmed.

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2017 09:48 AM (gbWkA)

58 I'm still trying to figure out what that painting is supposed to be. Fat Man appears to be in a museum (it looks like a wall-mounted Jackson Pollock in the upper right corner) and sitting on top of a carpet-covered table, next to a shower curtain.

Posted by: Annalucia at November 06, 2017 09:48 AM (a5bF3)

59 Yeah, the One Year Later piece needs to be on the main page tomorrow.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 09:48 AM (GQSqS)

60 Test comment before I go eat some cherry pie.

Posted by: pookysgirl still loves her Dodgers at November 06, 2017 09:49 AM (XKZwp)

61 Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Posted by: Yoko Ono at November 06, 2017 09:50 AM (398bZ)

62 And this was after Obama left it like a 'rode hard, put away wet' whore, $24 million in debt."

Duke Energy's 10Mil to "fund" the Charlotte convention was never repaid - became a "contribution", thus deductible...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 09:50 AM (MINbv)

63 I'm here for this stuff, but somehow I always miss it. Oblivious, I guess.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2017 09:50 AM (2z74n)

64 59 Yeah, the One Year Later piece needs to be on the main page tomorrow.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 09:48 AM (GQSqS)


With excerpts for Conservapedia....Trump Accomplishments

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at November 06, 2017 09:50 AM (4Xyru)

65 33 Sundance at CTH had to do this a couple of weeks back. No ugly art to go with, thank God.
Missed Fenelon this morning on the Morning Report. If we've lost Fen and Muldoon the Ace place has lost a couple good ones.



Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 06, 2017 09:43 AM (N3JsI)

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On last night's ONT, Fen said she was going to take some time off. Maybe a week or so.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at November 06, 2017 09:50 AM (YidHP)

66 Wow. Glad I'm just a day-lurker here. Must have been one hell of an ONT brawl to get the fat, naked guy riot act read.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at November 06, 2017 09:50 AM (kmgnz)

67 where i come come from, that B-o-R's is known as "common sense"...

sad that it needs to be repeated to a collection of alleged adults, but i can't say CBD is wrong in doing so, or that he's wrong about his other comments...

we're guests here: it feels like home, and is comfortable as all get out, but we're still guests.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 06, 2017 09:51 AM (qlOg+)

68 No wonder I like this place so much

Posted by: Uncle Rick at November 06, 2017 09:51 AM (38HyZ)

69 Fat guy, little stool.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2017 09:51 AM (WLK0w)

70 Hauling this in from the thread below:


I'm gonna risk being willowed and reply to Alex's statement about the mentally ill here late in the thread:

Yah, we need to do something about the mentally ill, but: part of the whole problem is that the press doesn't want to talk about the problems with certain types of psychotropic medicines making various disorders worse, even when it comes to violent crime. I used to try to keep track of this stuff, fifteen to twenty years ago, but over the years I had to give up. A good starting point is the recent blog/facebook post John Ringo wrote on the subject, although he didn't mention the Big One in his various examples: SSRI's inducing mania and rapid cycling in patients with bipolar disorder.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at November 06, 2017 09:29 AM (3/HOt)



Yup. My father is bipolar and the meds have been a Godsend but it took a good while to get the right balance figured out.

When I mentioned the government not being able to force medication on people, my mind went immediately to all the parents, probably 90+% of them the parents of boys, who are told their adolescent or even pre-adolescent must be given ADHD medication or the child cannot come to school.

We are conducting a large scale experiment on the provision of mind altering medications to children and that does not sit right with me in the slightest. That you must do it or be investigated for neglect makes it worse.

I can't even discuss the topic of hormone puberty blockers because, as someone whose thyroid went yeah, I'm out, when I was about 12 years old and who thus had her body more or less block puberty all on its own, I'm here to tell you that it causes all kinds of consequences that don't become apparent for years and years. That people do this on purpose? To pre-adolescents and young adolescents? *inarticulate screeching*

It's frustrating because I feel like I do have personal experience to bring to that topic but at the same time that personal experience makes it impossible for me to have any kind of intellectual distance from it so I tend to keep my mouth shut because I like my positions to be from a place of intelligence, not emotions.

Posted by: alexthechick - Your new AG. Now the DOJ has grry hands. at November 06, 2017 09:51 AM (mf5HN)

71 Fat guy on a little stool, fat guy on a little stool..... Richard, what's hapening to me?! *crash*

Posted by: pookysgirl still loves her Dodgers at November 06, 2017 09:51 AM (XKZwp)

72 We'll see if he was actually wearing body armor or just a chest rig of some sort. Wouldn't be the first time the media has conflated the two.

Posted by: John Marston at November 06, 2017 09:36 AM (SkuXa)

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Body armor -> chest rig -> camouflage jacket -> sleeveless Bon Jovi reunion tour t-shirt
Posted by: Moron Robbie


Pretty much anything out of a rifle above a .22lr will go thru a Level IIIA vest. He'd need plates and a plate carrier to stop rifle rounds.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 09:51 AM (XWb4y)

73 Commenters Bill Of Rights...


Ooooh must of been one hell of a flame war!

Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2017 09:52 AM (WLK0w)

74 58 Fat Man appears to be in a museum

Posted by: Annalucia at November 06, 2017 09:48 AM (a5bF3)

Naked visitors in art galleries tend to be frowned upon... Not that I'm an expert or anything.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2017 09:52 AM (nwqNw)

75 we're guests here: it feels like home, and is comfortable as all get out, but we're still guests.


Posted by: redc1c4 at November 06, 2017 09:51 AM (qlOg+)


(knocks on door)

Howdy-ho, neighbor! May I borrow a cup of Valu-Rite?

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at November 06, 2017 09:52 AM (4Xyru)

76 where i come come from, that B-o-R's is known as "common sense"

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Reddit is the worst I've seen. Any disagreement is disappeared. Literally. When you get a couple of downvotes your comment vanishes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM (GQSqS)

77 BTW: when the page first loaded, i thought we were getting another Thanksgiving Day food thread, with an uncooked turkey at the top...

it's official: i'll be ordering pizza that day: my appetite for turkey has been turned off for about 6 months.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM (qlOg+)

78 Did Lucien do a version of this guy from the front?
Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 09:47 AM (QC/4S)
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Please do not ask questions to which you really, really don't want to know the answers.

And thank you, CBD. Er, not for the picture.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM (UoSKV)

79 ICYMI, from Muldoon this past Saturday.

241 Just a quick one:

My wife told me I ought to look in and maybe clarify some things.

My abrupt departure was not ultimately because of Hammer's or Mouse's comments, rather an accumulation of outside factors unrelated to the blog, and a re-prioritization in my real life. I hold no animosity toward anybody in general and those two in particular. Doesn't really have anything to do with my F-I-L's murder either. Sometimes life just catches up with you. My life overall is good, many have it tougher than Missus Muldoon and I do, it just wears me out sometimes. The other night my usual even temper and good nature succumbed to a larger weariness (both physical and mental).

I will say that the general tenor of the blog in recent months has shifted. I'm not sure what direction the blog is going, time will tell. For my part, I am merely taking some time to get a handle on my weariness. I am not flouncing, I am not insane, I am not suicidal, I'm just tired and am stepping away for a time.

Best wishes!

Endeavor to persevere.


/Muldoon

Posted by: Muldoon at November 04, 2017 12:44 PM (mvenn)

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM (2vRRd)

80 I really hesitate to think about what that stool looks like when he stands up.

:::shudders:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM (Twn8k)

81 In some ways, you people are the best friends I have. I'm more open and honest here behind my shield of anonymity than I am in the course of my daily affairs in meat space. I guess I have missed most of the acrimony or am just too antisocial and stupid to recognize when I see it. I know we have our spats but, excepting trolls and a few other instances, I haven't seen much. Maybe that is because I'm a lover, not a fighter, so when things go south I bail and enter meat space, however unpleasant meat space may be.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM (Nwg0u)

82 Man, what have you guys done? A portrait of Harvey Weinstein and an admonition from CBD not to be a dick AT THE SAME TIME.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 06, 2017 09:54 AM (B+qrE)

83 became a "contribution", thus deductible...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 09:50 AM (MINbv)

That deduction is a whole lot less than a ten million dollar repayment though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 06, 2017 09:54 AM (rp9xB)

84 BTW, the aforementioned Mouse isn't me. I'm lowercase and in Texas...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 09:54 AM (MINbv)

85 Look. I don't think it ought to be blasphemy, just saying 'Yoko'.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 06, 2017 09:54 AM (QQ+il)

86 Does anyone else see the image of Greta Garbo in his back fat?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 06, 2017 09:54 AM (ATVNj)

87 My fellow art critics, it could have been worse.

Lucian Freud also painted "Naked Man With Rat".

Do not search. Full Frontal. What is seen can not be unseen.

*wanders off muttering and looking for Brain Bleach*

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 06, 2017 09:54 AM (hyuyC)

88 We're getting data scrubbing down to a science!

Posted by: Facebook at November 06, 2017 09:55 AM (2z74n)

89 Nice portrait of Harvey Weinstein.

Posted by: Little Boomer at November 06, 2017 09:55 AM (6fu25)

90 That deduction is a whole lot less than a ten million dollar repayment though."

Shareholders are just rich republicans...

or so I've been told.

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 09:55 AM (MINbv)

91 *looks at art*
*whimpers*
I promise to be good, I do!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at November 06, 2017 09:55 AM (hMwEB)

92 As promised, the Horde will suffer the abuse of lousy poetry once a day until Muldoon returns.

Submission #3:

Birdie, birdie in the sky
Why'd you drop that in my eye?
I won't wimper, I won't cry
I'm only glad that cows don't fly.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 06, 2017 09:55 AM (HiDrR)

93 we might even get some old commenters back if we do this.

Posted by: TexasDan at November 06, 2017 09:55 AM (yL25O)

94 It's official...CBD hates us.

Posted by: Jewells45 canhandleyourjewels at November 06, 2017 09:56 AM (zRZaJ)

95 He's whispering sweet nothings to his ficus.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 06, 2017 09:56 AM (ATVNj)

96 Just WTF happened on that ONT where Muldoon got run off? And who were the sorry excuses for commenters responsible?

Seriously, I've gone long enough watching things and people I value go away. I'm not particularly tolerant of folks who trash those things for petty reasons. Selfish maybe, but, deal.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 09:41 AM (AM1GF)


========

See Muldoon's last comment on Saturday's thread below the gardening thread. It's not so much those comments, but more that he needed to take a break from the blog. He said he has no animosity towards the commenters. I expect he'll be back some day.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 09:56 AM (/qEW2)

97 cbd will throw this painting at us until morale improves.

so stop the backbiting peoples or we will get This guys backside.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 09:57 AM (Zmz55)

98 The innards of the barrel, if seen under normal house lighting, you don't want to see what it looks like under black light.

If one must travel to the barrel, it is best to go in while totally dark, with a blindfold and with only the last cigarette offering a faint glow.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at November 06, 2017 09:57 AM (DxWUs)

99 What did the Horde do to rate that picture again????

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 09:57 AM (3dqqG)

100 The ottomans will continue until moral improves.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 06, 2017 09:57 AM (rnAwa)

101 kill me now

Posted by: The Casting Couch at November 06, 2017 09:57 AM (h/uSM)

102 Oh Salty. I warned you, but did you listen? No you did not.

You may need to take the rest of the day off.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 09:57 AM (UoSKV)

103 FWIW the orneriness is also evident on some other grouos I'm in.
Maybe its a zeitgest thing

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at November 06, 2017 09:57 AM (hMwEB)

104
It looks like George the Animal Steele swallowed Michael Moore.

Feh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 06, 2017 09:57 AM (mbhDw)

105 Yep @79

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 09:58 AM (/qEW2)

106 Anna!

I posted your new book, and your freebies

link in nic

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at November 06, 2017 09:58 AM (hMwEB)

107 runner at November 06, 2017 09:47 AM

Go ahead and look up "Naked Man With Rat". That will fix ya.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 06, 2017 09:58 AM (hyuyC)

108 Does anyone else see the image of Greta Garbo in his back fat?



Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 06, 2017 09:54 AM (ATVNj)
**
More like Greta Van Susteren.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2017 09:58 AM (WLK0w)

109
But, I think the athlete's foot/eczema is particularly realistic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 06, 2017 09:58 AM (mbhDw)

110 Please do not ask questions to which you really, really don't want to know the answers.

And thank you, CBD. Er, not for the picture.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM (UoSKV)

Right. Loused up with that one, didn't I. Disregard #51 !

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 09:59 AM (QC/4S)

111 Muldoon stated the comments weren't reallythe deal, He just decided He needed to do other things in life.

No grudge, so let's let it go and let Him do as He will in hopes He comes and says Hi once in a while.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 09:59 AM (Zmz55)

112 I can't speak for Muldoon, but I know this place, like many others, can become a black hole if you let it. I don't facebook or do any other minute-to-minute socia media, but I've moved away from spending quite so much time online in general.

Hopefully this is all Muldoon needs. We miss you, Muldoon.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 09:59 AM (GQSqS)

113 Not this Mouse either. I wasn't there.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at November 06, 2017 09:59 AM (DxWUs)

114 GMA special report. GUNS !!!

Nothing about the shooter being a raging lunatic leftist.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 06, 2017 09:59 AM (mcI77)

115 Go ahead and look up "Naked Man With Rat". That will fix ya.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 06, 2017 09:58 AM (hyuyC)

no

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 09:59 AM (QC/4S)

116 What's the sound of one cat screwing?

Posted by: Yoko Ono at November 06, 2017 09:59 AM (398bZ)

117 Now this is indeed an unwelcome sight.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:00 AM (VuJJJ)

118 Go ahead and look up "Naked Man With Rat"


Is that the one of Obamamama and Jarret?

Posted by: Bruce at November 06, 2017 10:00 AM (8ikIW)

119 That hyperreal fat man always reminds me of Dorian Gray and/or the Danish Royal portrait. Should have been last week for Halloween.

http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2013112015748/ danish-royal-family-tree-photos/


Posted by: mustbequantum at November 06, 2017 10:00 AM (MIKMs)

120 All-time AOS hits:

1. Naked man on Ottoman.
2. Chick riding a pig.
3. Lady in "Overwhelming Yellow."
4. Series of Portraits of Women who have the faces of men.
5. St. Peter In Prison
6. The Raft of the Medusa

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 06, 2017 10:01 AM (ATVNj)

121 Muldoon! Come back MulDOOOOOONNNN!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:01 AM (VuJJJ)

122 We miss you, Muldoon.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

we do.

and his limericks.

there was a man named mulddon
He ate his vittles with a spoon
He ... goes blank

see why we need Muldoon?

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:01 AM (Zmz55)

123 The new rules mean no more flame wars?

-Johnny the Fabulous Human Torch

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Posted by: The Human Flame at November 06, 2017 10:01 AM (5U1dB)

124 94 It's official...CBD hates us.
Posted by: Jewells45 canhandleyourjewels at November 06, 2017 09:56 AM (zRZaJ)

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A time honored technique to bring you all closer together.

Posted by: Cpt. Herbert Sobel at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (h/uSM)

125 Posted by: Muldoon at November 04, 2017 12:44 PM (mvenn)
Posted by: olddog in mo at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM
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Thank you for posting that, olddog; I had not seen it. It helps to know all that, but it doesn't make it easier for those of us who enjoy Muldoon so much and miss him.

I wish him peace of mind and happiness and hope he returns to spread more of his joyful, jovial banter with us.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (HiDrR)

126 and Mike, we miss you also. so check in, please .

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (Zmz55)

127 123 The new rules mean no more flame wars?

-Johnny the Fabulous Human Torch

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Posted by: The Human Flame at November 06, 2017 10:01 AM (5U1dB)

We haven't had a bona fide flame war in years.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (VuJJJ)

128 Muldoon said the comments were what bothered him and that's when hammer self exiled. Now that Muldoon says the comments weren't what made him leave, hammer still hasn't returned.

Posted by: NCKate at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (A60sK)

129
Don't be a dick.

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Says the COB that just burnt out my retinas with a painting of a shaved Harvey Weisntein.

Damn, Dildo pokes my eyes out.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (8XRCm)

130 Well new cover for Yuriko: A Real Girl has been uploaded and in a few hours will replace the current one. The large chunk of white space was driving me up the wall plus changes the eye color to more closely match Yuriko's.

Also thinking of making a paperback version. Well I was until KDP suddenly decided the .docx file I used for the Kindle version was not legit and refused to display it. So am thinking on it.

Thank you everyone who has already bought the novella. Hope you enjoyes it as much as Skandia Recluse has. Though I never intended to write an Archie comic with words, I just geek'd out and had some fun.

Link to book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07769T9FZ

Golden Isis and Pinch of Larceny are free downloads until tomorrow.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (3dqqG)

131 /reads Muldoon thang

Ah. I can sympathize.

I'm still grumbly. Like I said last night, I had a good weekend, and now expect some stupid thing to harsh my groove. Because it's what always freakin' happens.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (AM1GF)

132 Ok, over 100, so here goes -

Funny to read the whimpering about "OMG, the GOP hates electric cars or something" over the removal of the 7.5 K deduction... which was being phased out starting next year anyway.

Maroons.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (MINbv)

133 iirc the early report said murderer was shot with a shotgun. If the good guy had been hunting maybe he had deer slugs ... but the guy wouldn't have walked away from that, unless it grazed him.

This one article said he took a hostage when he fled in the SUV ... but that must be false ... or they cops hid it for some reason.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (/aIFg)

134 bluebell

Heh. No I'm good. It's art. I can use a sense of detachment.

I'm just not a "meat gazer." That term is for senior officials inspecting shipboard crew berthing areas (with open showers) and spending too much time looking at packages. Ugh.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 06, 2017 10:03 AM (hyuyC)

135 We are conducting a large scale experiment on the provision of mind altering medications to children and that does not sit right with me in the slightest. That you must do it or be investigated for neglect makes it worse.

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I think these two sentences encomlass the problem. There is a clear need for mind altering meds and a clear need for child protection because mental illness is a real thing and child abuse is a real thing. But once you admit that the issues become how much is enough and how is too much? These days, I think were were leaning on the too much side on bkth child protection and drugs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 10:03 AM (Nwg0u)

136 Don't be a dick.

So you're saying BSG is banned, right?

Posted by: An Observation at November 06, 2017 10:04 AM (Egtr5)

137 114 GMA special report. GUNS !!!

Nothing about the shooter being a raging lunatic leftist.
________________

Who could not legally own guns, if what we're hearing about his AF record is correct.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 06, 2017 10:04 AM (BXf9o)

138 All-time AOS hits:

1. Naked man on Ottoman.
2. Chick riding a pig.
3. Lady in "Overwhelming Yellow."
4. Series of Portraits of Women who have the faces of men.
5. St. Peter In Prison
6. The Raft of the Medusa
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot



Cake Girl.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:04 AM (XWb4y)

139 I'm just not a "meat gazer." That term is for senior officials inspecting shipboard crew berthing areas (with open showers) and spending too much time looking at packages. Ugh.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 06, 2017 10:03 AM (hyuyC)

Ewwww.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:04 AM (VuJJJ)

140 Is that naked man Ted Kennedy?

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 06, 2017 10:04 AM (nBr1j)

141 I came of age in the 1960's and 1970's when all the rules about wiping your butt on the furniture were changing.

Posted by: Underwear? You really ottoman. at November 06, 2017 10:04 AM (Ndje9)

142 133, thus my rather slavish devotion to the 48 hour rule...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:04 AM (MINbv)

143 Dont be a dick.
kind of hard, my name is Richard

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (bmkS9)

144 CBD, Can't thank you for repeating that painting but to paraphrase: What doesn't make me vomit makes me stronger. At least you didn't go full Yoko.

I come to AOSHQ for news (usually faster and more accurate than other outlets), information (this thread and many on the weekend), and humor. If comments get nasty, I excercise my freedom to ignore them or just step away for a while. That has worked pretty well for the several years I've been here.

Posted by: JTB at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (V+03K)

145 There's a lesser known companion piece called Splotchy Ottoman

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (zGF2l)

146 We haven't had a bona fide flame war in years.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (VuJJJ)

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White Phosphosus vs. Napalm

GO!

Posted by: Cpt. Herbert Sobel at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (h/uSM)

147 Mike Hammer, where art thou ?

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (QC/4S)

148 Thanks Voter Mom, every little bit of PR helps.

Unless my last name is Sheen or Kardashian.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (3dqqG)

149 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)

150 thus my rather slavish devotion to the 48 hour rule...
Posted by: Anon a mouse

I thought you were supposed to see a doctor after 4 hours.

Learn something new everyday

Posted by: Bruce at November 06, 2017 10:06 AM (8ikIW)

151 I for one am not a fan of the Emperor of the ottoman empire's new clothes.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at November 06, 2017 10:06 AM (kfcYC)

152 That painting might be a great piece of art but there's no possibility I'm hanging it on any wall I will see.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 06, 2017 10:06 AM (nBr1j)

153 Wow. Maybe the left has a point.

People who have a mental disorder shouldn't own guns.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Liberals shouldn't own guns.

They can start self-policing themselves today.

Glad we found "common ground."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 06, 2017 10:06 AM (ATVNj)

154 Dont be a dick.
kind of hard, my name is Richard
Posted by: rhennigantx



*fistbump

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:06 AM (XWb4y)

155 (knocks on door)

Howdy-ho, neighbor!
May I borrow a cup of Valu-Rite?

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at November 06, 2017 09:52 AM (4Xyru)
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/me looks out window, sees fellow Moron, throws open door....

Come on in, friend! i was afraid everyone 'round here was just a garden variety asshole...

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 06, 2017 10:06 AM (qlOg+)

156 Slavish adherence to memes? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at November 06, 2017 10:06 AM (AkTSb)

157 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)

seconded

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 10:06 AM (QC/4S)

158 well it's true the comments on any given day can be weird or mean.

But that has always been so, sometimes at trolls sometimes because we hit a nerve with another commentor through no malice just commenting.

anyway, we can be kinder to eachother, but we cannot always know what another commentor reading is going through in their own lives. and how our words might affect them.

or at least more thoughtful.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:07 AM (Zmz55)

159 148 Thanks Voter Mom, every little bit of PR helps.

Unless my last name is Sheen or Kardashian.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (3dqqG)

Can't be a Kardasian without a couple gallons of Crisco pumped into each buttcheek. I'm pretty sure there's a law.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:07 AM (VuJJJ)

160 136 Don't be a dick.

So you're saying BSG is banned, right?

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So we can still be asses, right?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:07 AM (h/uSM)

161 /Muldoon



Posted by: Muldoon at November 04, 2017 12:44 PM (mvenn)
Posted by: olddog in mo at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM (2vRRd)


I am kinda sad because I didn't think fast enough to tell him that I make jams and jellies all the time in Fall

Posted by: Kindltot at November 06, 2017 10:07 AM (X/yv5)

162 That painting might be a great piece of art but there's no possibility I'm hanging it on any wall I will see.



I just painted all of my walls and there's not a thing I can do with it.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:08 AM (XWb4y)

163 There's three kinds of people in this world, Chuck.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:08 AM (VuJJJ)

164 Indeed willow.

Posted by: Jewells45 canhandleyourjewels at November 06, 2017 10:08 AM (zRZaJ)

165 We all must embrace our inner Ottoman.

Or we get the hose again.

Posted by: Corona at November 06, 2017 10:08 AM (OqTGG)

166 Cake Girl.
________________________________

Oooooh.

Technically, Cake Girl isn't a painting, but she does qualify as a masterpiece.

In fact, it think the horde would be well-served if she made an appearance.

It would go a long way to foster reconciliation.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 06, 2017 10:08 AM (ATVNj)

167 Meat scientist

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2017 10:09 AM (IqV8l)

168 Slavish adherence

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Sometimes it is a wonderful thing

Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at November 06, 2017 10:09 AM (h/uSM)

169 By the way I don't believe this is a repeat. Wasn't the first on by Rothko?
Don't really want to know how many naked flabby whites guy on an ottoman paintings there are.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 06, 2017 10:09 AM (N3JsI)

170 I don't like this painting.

Posted by: Bear with Assyemtrical Balls, Understater at November 06, 2017 10:09 AM (ppBhU)

171 well it's true the comments on any given day can be weird or mean.
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That's very true. The Saturday threads in particular I find can be very fun, or very mean. And things tend to go downhill quickly.

I guess it happens on the ONTs too, but I'm too old to stay up for those.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (UoSKV)

172 Re: Muldoon, whose contributions I will miss, AOSHQ is different for me as a lurker and very occasional commenter from the periphery than I suspect it is for esteemed regular commenters.
It is just different.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (nBr1j)

173 Insomniac heh!

I take a swipe or two at the whole Kardashian Klan in Yuriko. Something about Kim really being an alien according to the Ancient Aliens guy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (3dqqG)

174 Technically, Cake Girl isn't a painting, but she does qualify as a masterpiece.

Her husband is one lucky sumbitch. And I hate him.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (VuJJJ)

175 We are conducting a large scale experiment on the
provision of mind altering medications to children and that does not sit
right with me in the slightest. That you must do it or be investigated
for neglect makes it worse.



Posted by: alexthechick - Your new AG. Now the DOJ has grry hands. at November 06, 2017 09:51 AM (mf5HN)

The reflexive treatment of normal childhood behavior with powerful drugs is a national disgrace. You will get no argument here.

The issue of psychotropic drugs is more complex. Large majorites of psychiatric patients are helped by these drugs. I think the problem lies with the assumption that they can replace lifelong psychiatric care.

Nope. They can't. They are adjuncts, and without follow-up we get big problems.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (wYseH)

176 What about sticky adherence to the ottoman?

Posted by: Jimmy-Steve at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (AkTSb)

177 I'm a daywalker because by evening stuff starts getting fraught -- probably accumulated stresses of the day. I get most of my news here (thanks JJ) and Insty. I'm very slow on the uptake and just can't keep up with some of the wit.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (MIKMs)

178 157 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)

seconded

seconded

Posted by: Amy Schumer at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (5U1dB)

179 Slavish adherence

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Sometimes it is a wonderful thing
Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at November 06, 2017 10:09 AM (h/uSM)

We like ! oh, that was Slavish, not Slavic

Posted by: Russian Hookers at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (QC/4S)

180 bluebell, and sometimes just tossed out there without thinking it through.

i imagine all blogs are much the same. no malice just dumb at times.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:11 AM (Zmz55)

181 that daily mail link is updated ... says (I think) his ex-wife had connections to that church. But he was married again ... maybe they had a falling out.

so he had an ex-wife and a wife ... the ex had family at the church. (if I read it right)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:11 AM (/aIFg)

182 I take a swipe or two at the whole Kardashian Klan in Yuriko. Something about Kim really being an alien according to the Ancient Aliens guy.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:10 AM (3dqqG)

If she is, that's a pretty lousy disguise.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:11 AM (VuJJJ)

183 Slavish adherence to memes? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at November 06, 2017 10:11 AM (QLvwG)

184 Funny to read the whimpering about "OMG, the GOP hates electric cars or something" over the removal of the 7.5 K deduction... which was being phased out starting next year anyway.

Maroons.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:02 AM (MINbv)

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I've heard the homeless rate has suddenly shot up, too.

Seriously, though, this is where the rubber meets the road. I'm not sure how 1% of the market craters, exactly, but, for private owners/buyers, a $40K Chevy Bolt that requires an additional $2K fast charger vs a $25K Accord you can drive anywhere immediately... Hmm, let me think.

Imagine what would happen if legislation forcing the sale of X% of electric vehicles were removed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 10:11 AM (GQSqS)

185 If it was me someone should tell me. Cause I got this thing that makes it hard for me to tell if it was me. That's why I don't post places much.

Haha. I lurked here for 5 years maybe before I posted ever.

Cuthbert out.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 06, 2017 10:11 AM (ymnmz)

186 Is this the original painting that spawned the Naked Man on an Ottoman meme? I thought it was a different one.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 06, 2017 10:11 AM (M20Pz)

187 Cake Girl.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:04 AM (XWb4y)

**
Paul Anka??

Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (WLK0w)

188 I've been a damn near Gentleman since Chemistry was removed from the Required List. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (5y11N)

189 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)

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Let seven or eight of us link to this small image with white text to explain.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (GQSqS)

190 so i know i talked smack to Banana guy several days ago and i apologize. i will try to do better.

sorry Banana.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (Zmz55)

191 51 Did Lucien do a version of this guy from the front?

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it's on the reverse of that very painting. So you just flip it with the phases of the moon.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (h/uSM)

192 Anyway, remember all that money that was raised a few years back during the most recent Ebola outbreak (the one in Africa, not once it got here)?

Yeah, about that...

Fraud by Red Cross workers and others wasted at least $6 million meant to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the organization confirmed Saturday

http://tinyurl.com/yapxblqa

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (AM1GF)

193 I demand dick privileges!

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (1ISKN)

194 I honestly thought the painting was titled "Naked man on an Ottoman."

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (7HtZB)

195 Insomniac, well that was the point kinda. To set up an Agent K reference.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:13 AM (3dqqG)

196 I wouldn't be surprised if this was about sanctimoniousspoke.

If someone hurts our feelings, let's just laugh and move on, people. Geez.

Posted by: artemis at November 06, 2017 10:13 AM (AwPyG)

197 Not shown in the painting is the SQUIRREL! that the naked fat guy is eating with indecent gusto.

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:13 AM (yUKyn)

198 Well, I'll miss Muldoon until he returns. I hope he gets everything sorted out.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 06, 2017 10:13 AM (eytER)

199 Fat guy on a little ottoman... *hopes a Moron gets the reference*

The grotesque painting of a bulbous man reminds me...just finished watching The Crown and loved the Assasin episode. I pride myself on my art history knowledge, but had never heard of Graham Sutherland before! Or the debacle of him painting Churchill's portrait. Best ep of the series.

I looked up the Churchill portrait out of curiosity, to see if any images of it exist. Just my opinion, but it IS ugly! Can see why Churchill and his wife wanted it burned. I have no problem showing a man at his proper age, I just dislike the artist's style. Checked out his other work and it leaves me cold too. The show described the painting as a"lost masterpiece"... might be the first painting ever in my life I'm indifferent to being lost.

But the beauty of art is that someone else can see that portrait, or the ugly painting above, and think it beautiful. I will love artists like Chagall till I die and some hate his work. Yay subjectivity!

Posted by: LizLem at November 06, 2017 10:13 AM (sKods)

200 193 I demand dick privileges!

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (1ISKN)

You can take it out on alternating Fridays and two weekends a month.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:13 AM (VuJJJ)

201 Fraud by Red Cross workers and others wasted at least $6 million meant to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the organization confirmed Saturday
______________________________________

Hey, underaged sex workers in West Africa need money too, you know.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 06, 2017 10:13 AM (ATVNj)

202 "I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?
Posted by: Insomniac

ha ... I read that after I joked, commented using the ficus meme. Was like, "oh great, I just did it" oh well. I think that was my first ficus reference.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (/aIFg)

203 I'm not sure how 1% of the market "

Plug in electrics aren't even one percent...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (MINbv)

204
GMA special report. GUNS !!!


I'm waiting for "Obama Military Gone Bad". We're sure getting our share of wackos.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (2z74n)

205 Is this the original painting that spawned the Naked Man on an Ottoman meme? I thought it was a different one.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 06, 2017 10:11 AM (M20Pz)
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Yes it is, and let us not speak of it again.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (UoSKV)

206 195 Insomniac, well that was the point kinda. To set up an Agent K reference.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:13 AM (3dqqG)

Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (VuJJJ)

207 This painting should be called, "You can go ahead and keep that ottoman"

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (1ISKN)

208 Aww, I hope Muldoon gets rested up and returns to the art and pun morning threads. I'm hardly ever quick witted enough to participate but still found them fun.

Posted by: PaleRider at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (84F5k)

209 Like the others have said, I'm getting Muldoon withdrawals too, I hope he returns to us soonish!

Posted by: LizLem at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (sKods)

210 thus my rather slavish devotion to the 48 hour rule...

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you can have 48 hours, but you're going to need a Platinum Visa, and someone to drive you home afterwards.

Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (h/uSM)

211 Has anyone asked Biggus DIckus about these alleged privileges?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (3dqqG)

212 "I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?

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Isn't the Fat Naked Man on an Ottoman itself a meme?

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (7HtZB)

213 cbd shows us his backside, he's just that torqued with us.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:15 AM (Zmz55)

214 Ok, who caused this?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 06, 2017 10:15 AM (4ErVI)

215 "Must have been one hell of an ONT brawl to get the fat, naked guy riot act read."

Posted by: Zombie Robbo

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Nothing good ever happens after midnight.

Posted by: Corona at November 06, 2017 10:15 AM (OqTGG)

216 Re: swamp article from last thread. It's pretty disturbing - almost as if the deep state is keeping Trump in a kind of "Truman Show" situation. I don't see why this should be the case. If Obozo could fill it, Trump should be able to drain it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 10:15 AM (/qEW2)

217 ha ... I read that after I joked, commented using the ficus meme. Was like, "oh great, I just did it" oh well. I think that was my first ficus reference.
Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (/aIFg)

The chicken does deserve a break, after all.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:15 AM (VuJJJ)

218 >>>sorry Banana.

If that was me, no apology necessary. All good.

:::drops pants, honks horn twice:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus at November 06, 2017 10:15 AM (Twn8k)

219 >>sorry Banana.

It's not a banana, it's an apple.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (/tuJf)

220 Muldoon...

Come back Muldoon!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (3dqqG)

221 Anna Puma, I just bought your new book. I'll try to read it this week and will definitely post a review. And thanks to votermom for the reminder about it.

Posted by: JTB at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (V+03K)

222 Imagine what would happen if legislation forcing the sale of X% of electric vehicles were removed."

YOU'LL ALL DIE!!!!

(number one response from idiots everywhere)

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (MINbv)

223 FWIW the orneriness is also evident on some other groups I'm in.
Maybe its a zeitgest thing

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at November 06, 2017 09:57 AM (hMwEB)


Speaking for myself, I'm getting damned sick and tired of these spoilt children still whining that they lost the election and indulging in bitchy tween-girl "resistance" like not putting PDTs picture on the walls of post offices and embassies.

I am also sick to death of the left instantly taking to social media whenever there is a red state natural disaster or gun rampage to snark that they deserve it because Trump voters, knowing full well that if anything like that happened in their blue hellholes, they'd demand nothing but unquestioned sympathy and federal money.

I'm also cranky because my arm still hurts like an SOB and because I've lost 20 pounds in the last 5 months with no idea what is happening to me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (X6fMO)

224 yes it was to you, and thanks for the grace . i'll do better.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (Zmz55)

225 So as I was just refreshing the site, my 12 year old walks in
(kids are off school for the next 2 days), catches a glimpse of today's
art offering and says in horror, "WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?!!!" Had to explain the how
cobs mete out punishment around here. I think the kid will now consider losing screen time privileges a preferable punishment.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (YidHP)

226 Hahahaha!


That poor Ottoman.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (U0qT9)

227 The chicken, the couch, the toaster, and even yes the white ottoman need a break every now and then...

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:17 AM (3dqqG)

228 zip up your fly dude!

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:17 AM (Zmz55)

229 cbd shows us his backside..

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:15 AM (Zmz55)

oh, no , NO, NO, NOOOOOO

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 10:17 AM (QC/4S)

230 AOSHQ is different for me as a lurker and very occasional commenter from the periphery than I suspect it is for esteemed regular commenters.
It is just different.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking.


"esteemed regular commenters"? Is that as opposed to those of us layabouts y'all just haven't run off yet?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 10:17 AM (AM1GF)

231 Nothing good ever happens after midnight. "

We're gonna chug a lug and shout...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:17 AM (MINbv)

232 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)
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leave me alone!

Posted by: Hope Solo's Chicken at November 06, 2017 10:18 AM (qlOg+)

233 Memes! Get your memes here! Can't tell what;s going on without an official meme guide! Memes!

Posted by: Lace Memes at November 06, 2017 10:18 AM (QLvwG)

234 Would you like some Gray Poupon oh most Esteemed Commenter Esq?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:18 AM (3dqqG)

235 The Naked Guy on a White Ottoman will continue until Morale Improves.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (U0qT9)

236 Memes!
Posted by: Lace Memes"

What, no volcano?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (MINbv)

237 209 Like the others have said, I'm getting Muldoon withdrawals too, I hope he returns to us soonish!
Posted by: LizLem at November 06, 2017 10:14 AM (sKods)

In a post that appeared before noonish
We noted it was less Muldoonish
We're missing his puns
Like a day without sun
And we hope he returns to us soonish!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (VuJJJ)

238 Who forgot the Machines for Sale?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (3dqqG)

239 GorillaPundit goes in for shoulder surgery and all hell breaks loose around here.

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (yUKyn)

240 Nothing good ever happens after midnight. "

We're gonna chug a lug and shout...
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:17 AM (MINbv)

------

We gonna shake your tambourine.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (8XRCm)

241 >>> I'm also cranky because my arm still hurts like an SOB and because I've lost 20 pounds in the last 5 months with no idea what is happening to me.

Is that pain in your wrist radiating to your forearm?

Posted by: fluffy at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (cHbmY)

242 "I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon.

it's a type of weasel

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (ZQfW9)

243 >>"esteemed regular commenters"?


There are what, like 3 of those?

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (U0qT9)

244 The man responsible for attacking Sen. Rand Paul Friday afternoon was an avowed liberal who frequently fought with his neighbors about politics, according to a report Sunday from The Washington Post.

Local citizens say Rene Boucher, the 59-year-old man who assaulted Paul, was a socialist who frequently fought with neighbors about health care policies and other liberal issues

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (5y11N)

245 Muldoon...

Come back Muldoon!


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (3dqqG)


Gah! That kid was annoying.

Posted by: Shane at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (QLvwG)

246 So we have to put up with art-thread repeats until the new baseball season starts?

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (mJ8mX)

247 AtC, I wouldn't worry overmuch about being too close to a subject. The people most affected are the people who have reason to be involved. Especially if it is icky and ugly, and people want to look away.
Even better, you understand that you are emotionally involved and are working to offset that.



The mandatory treatment of ADHD would be useful if the districts didn't have a financial interest in the diagnosis of children with ADHD.
If a doctor or a counselor or a school district has a pecuniary interest in positive diagnosis of something, it will be found whether it exists or not.

Also, ADHD is treated generally by prescribing pharmaceutical grade Methamphetamines. Stimulants tend to make active kids fall asleep. Small doses make them dozy.
I worry this acts to addict the brain at early ages.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (X/yv5)

248 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)
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leave me alone!


Posted by: Hope Solo's Chicken at November 06, 2017 10:18 AM (qlOg+)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HE PUT TWO MEMES TOGETHER IN HIS SOCKPUPPET

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:21 AM (XQvuQ)

249
Memes! Get your memes here! Can't tell what;s going on without an official meme guide! Memes!
Posted by: Lace Memes at November 06, 2017 10:18 AM (QLvwG)

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You guys disgust me.

So selfish. Its always me me me me me me around here. Its all you talk about.

Posted by: Meghan McCain at November 06, 2017 10:21 AM (8XRCm)

250 Rene?

Is he from Remulac France?

Boucher... what is the French word for mouth? Bouche?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:21 AM (3dqqG)

251 >>"I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon.


That's printed on the back of the shirts the guys get.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:21 AM (U0qT9)

252 A whore no doubt.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (nQHw/)

253 OT: Does anyone know how one creates a WH petition? I think one needs to be initiated to demand Jeff Sessions resign from a position for which he is too compromised to fully address the mandate of his office.

I bl that the only way to rid ourselves of Sessions is to inform him how much the American public wants him gone. The Senate will never let Sessions be replaced if fired and the only way to rein in Mueller is through a new AG. W Sessions gone, a new AG could limit the rules of the SC investigation to strict timeframe, limited avenues of pursuit and a deadline. And, be done w it.

Posted by: Ever at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (QZdJj)

254 Posted by: Muldoon at November 04, 2017 12:44 PM (mvenn)

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 06, 2017 09:53 AM (2vRRd)


Thank you, olddog. I understand Muldoon's need to step away, I have done that before myself. A little vacation to clear the head and realize that life is much, much more than this playpen has been necessary for me at times.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Dash for the Politcal Lifeboats in Sav-Ur-Self Gear by the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (hLRSq)

255 The Naked Guy on a White Ottoman will continue until Morale Improves.
Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (U0qT9)


On the upside, Naked Guys fat ass is sitting on Sonobi, so there is that.

(IOS bring back my single-quotes!)

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (yUKyn)

256 In a post that appeared before noonish
We noted it was less Muldoonish
We're missing his puns
Like a day without sun
And we hope he returns to us soonish!
Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (VuJJJ)
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Now THAT is Muldoon-quality. Well done!

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (UoSKV)

257 On the subject of "cleavage"
From ABC news Downunder:
Apple AI has been cataloguing women's 'brassiere' photos

Maybe it's old news, just more odd stuff from the Apple cult.

Posted by: Burger Chef at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (RuIsu)

258 And I have more hair on my back.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (nQHw/)

259 White Ottoman Privilege?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (7uYFy)

260 239 GorillaPundit goes in for shoulder surgery and all hell breaks loose around here.
Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (yUKyn)

Yup. You respect a 400 pound gorilla, a punk chimp not so much.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (7HtZB)

261 Regarding Electric Vehicles -

California Air Resources Board believes with absolute certainty that internal combustion only exists due to historical subsidies. Therefore, any and all subsidies for EV's are both appropriate, and insufficient.

"What historical subsidies? " you may ask. "Shut up", they will explain.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (u2cW9)

262 Alternate title: Ottoman Skidmark

Posted by: Dang at November 06, 2017 10:23 AM (8b+oT)

263 It's official...CBD hates us.

Posted by: Jewells45 canhandleyourjewels at November 06, 2017 09:56 AM (zRZaJ)


========

Well, things have been a bit funky this past weekend. Also, it might be blog fatigue, OM not currently able to help with the load of content and moderating.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 10:23 AM (/qEW2)

264 insomniac, very nice!

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:23 AM (Zmz55)

265 Insomniac, that was a worthy Muldoon effort! Thank you.

Posted by: LizLem at November 06, 2017 10:23 AM (sKods)

266 We got the word from Charlie Brown's dildo
That if we are dicks then we will go
So let's all be kind
and let the tension unwind
Or else we will vanish just like Bilbo

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:23 AM (h/uSM)

267 Lucian was a portraitist, mostly, wasn't he ? He did have a unique enough style, I think, to be distinguishing. Without looking at the signature you can always tell it is him.

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (QC/4S)

268 Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (UoSKV)


Thank you. He motivated me to up my game.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (VuJJJ)

269 193 I demand dick privileges!

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 06, 2017 10:12 AM (1ISKN)

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must not be married

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (h/uSM)

270 Just keep taking the little victories.

Trump just met with the Japanese Emperor and did not bow.

Posted by: H Badger at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (n/0Nw)

271 243>>"esteemed regular commenters"?


There are what, like 3 of those?

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (U0qT9)


There'd be more if y'all ate more fiber...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (M20Pz)

272 I see Piers Morgan is Piers Morganing again.

https://tinyurl.com/ybw7b5lg

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (Nwg0u)

273 I just want to say that as a longtime lurker/sometime commentator, I know many of you through your comments.

I tried to join in, but this place is not really newbie friendly. I can't think of anyone who joined since Hot Air blew up that really has become a regular. Nobody really welcomed my posts, so I just stopped posting for the most part.

I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.

Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

274 Local citizens say Rene Boucher, the 59-year-old man who assaulted Paul, was a socialist who frequently fought with neighbors about health care policies and other liberal issues
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Most people barely know the names of their neighbors, much less their politics.

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (326rv)

275 Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:23 AM (h/uSM)

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Who is Bilbo?

Is he a regular here? Is he banned? What did he do??

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (8XRCm)

276 runner

His Wiki article is interesting.

Fathered up to 40 kids. Artists!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (hyuyC)

277 The mandatory treatment of ADHD would be useful if the districts didn't
have a financial interest in the diagnosis of children with ADHD. If
a doctor or a counselor or a school district has a pecuniary interest
in positive diagnosis of something, it will be found whether it exists
or not.
=====

Have to do something with all those 'special' education majors and justify 'staffing' bureaucrats to run them. Wealthier districts have over 25% 'special' IEPs.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (MIKMs)

278 >>Trump just met with the Japanese Emperor and did not bow.


He did, however, fart in his MAGA Hat and hold it over the Prime Minister's nose.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (U0qT9)

279 Nothing good ever happens after midnight.
Posted by: Corona at November 06, 2017 10:15 AM (OqTGG)

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truer words never spoken

Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (h/uSM)

280 In a post that appeared before noonish
We noted it was less Muldoonish
We're missing his puns
Like a day without sun
And we hope he returns to us soonish!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:19 AM (VuJJJ)

You show real promise!

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (Enq6K)

281 keeping score of the possibly leftist hate speech inspired mass killers (including failed attempts)

congressmen at baseball practice ... whacky leftist targeting Republicans

Vegas killer ... 58 mostly Trumpian types ... mystery motive

This guy ... atheist, nut, personal hate inspired by jilted lovers, but why the atheist hate for Christians ... is their antifa or political connection?

Antifa has been seemingly instructed not to kill, just punch and destroy property. But what brings the psychos out of the woodwork? Rand Paul neighbor, for instance. Or Dylann Roof, and the Charlottesville driver ... more KKK types hyped into "race war". A sort of national psychotic break away from our "founding center".

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (/aIFg)

282 *catches up to the Empress' comments and promptly couriers a large Hate Shake plus Tim-Bits*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (3dqqG)

283 >>>Slavish adherence to memes over substance is sometimes overwhelming the threads. <<<



IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE... WAIT THAT'S NOT FUNNY, THAT IS SCARY!!!!!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (hZqko)

284 Boucher = butcher.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (mJ8mX)

285 274 Local citizens say Rene Boucher, the 59-year-old man who assaulted Paul, was a socialist who frequently fought with neighbors about health care policies and other liberal issues
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Most people barely know the names of their neighbors, much less their politics.
Posted by: Blue Hen at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (326rv)

It's been my experience that everyone knows the local leftist - they can't help but to loudly & frequently tell everyone their opinion on everything.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (7HtZB)

286 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PEOPLE USE AoS MEMES AS SHORTHAND FOR WIT

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (X6fMO)

287 whoa...whoa WTF.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (aMlLZ)

288 I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.
Posted by: Vanceon

Speaking as someone who has been here for years, this blog doesn't lend itself that well to such reactions. Some are regulars, and do interact, while others take shots as the thread flow on.

Please don't take the frenzy as being apathy or hosility.

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (326rv)

289 Vanceone, heck that happens to regular commentors also. we just blow right through the rejected ignored feelings and type like spastic monkeys more.

don't take it personally. srsly don't.

just persevere until someone catches you comment.
heck even ace doesn't Read us as a rule.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (Zmz55)

290
A lot of the perceived attitude here is an outcropping of the constant attack on all things conservative, I believe.

Stepping back is fine--perhaps a good look at the events this Veteran's Day would dispel some of the doom gloom and pearl clutching seen lately.

One could then observe what our country IS, under the filth laid over it by the left.

You might be surprised at just how exceptional we still are.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (S/hVx)

291 On a strictly scientific note :

How many Apple Fritters is too many Apple Fritters?

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:27 AM (U0qT9)

292 He did, however, fart in his MAGA Hat and hold it over the Prime Minister's nose.
Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (U0qT9)


After all these years of Abe castrating the Japanese economy, he deserved it.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 06, 2017 10:27 AM (X/yv5)

293 If this is a GW Bush original, nice use of colors.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at November 06, 2017 10:27 AM (mcI77)

294
Also, ADHD is treated generally by prescribing pharmaceutical grade Methamphetamines. Stimulants tend to make active kids fall asleep. Small doses make them dozy.
I worry this acts to addict the brain at early ages.
Posted by: Kindltot at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (X/yv5)

ADHD.... teachers used to say I 'WAS' a pill...

A Teacher today would prescribe I 'TAKE' a pill...

and no... I don't have ADHD... I was bored shitless by the educational program and non intelligent teachers.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 06, 2017 10:27 AM (NgKpN)

295 White Ottoman Privilege?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (7uYFy)


========

Symbolic painting of the reconquest of the Ottoman Empire.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 10:27 AM (/qEW2)

296 Butcher...

Well then, the mug is living up to his name then. Unless he identifies es as zhe

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:27 AM (3dqqG)

297 Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

Not everybody gets replied to all the time, even longtime Moron regulars. Sometimes you get picked up into the flow of the conversation and sometimes you don't, just like anywhere else. We also are friendly to new posters and expressly encourage them to come out of lurking. Sometimes people show up and they're just trolling or they're being dicks straight out of the gate, and they get pounded pretty quick.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:27 AM (VuJJJ)

298 Did you guys just hear something?

Nah. It must just have been the wind.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:28 AM (mJ8mX)

299 'Dont be a dick.

kind of hard, my name is Richard"

I post as only part of one, so maybe that's OK.

Posted by: Richard Cranium at November 06, 2017 10:28 AM (4ha45)

300 Is that pain in your wrist radiating to your forearm?

Posted by: fluffy at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (cHbmY)


No, it's pain from the shoulder going to the mid arm and then sometimes to the forearm radiating to the wrist. And my right hand trembles so that I can't hold things steady.

I've got a doctor visit Wednesday - had to get a new PCP - so maybe he'll be able to find out what's wrong.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:28 AM (X6fMO)

301 Behold, the hamulet of whiteness.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 06, 2017 10:28 AM (tbOMB)

302 Wait! Lucien Freud is not a prohibited artist? I thought we all agreed he was verboten.

This is emblematic of the breakdown of the social compact. When there are Lucien Freud paintings, who can be surprised by the failure of civil society to self-regulate? First, Freud, then anarchy. Apres lui, le deluge.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (LISuA)

303 Whoops, off BEN sock.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (X6fMO)

304 No, it's pain from the shoulder going to the mid arm and then sometimes to the forearm radiating to the wrist. And my right hand trembles so that I can't hold things steady.

I've got a doctor visit Wednesday - had to get a new PCP - so maybe he'll be able to find out what's wrong.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:28 AM (X6fMO)

Bet against the Steelers this week!

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (7HtZB)

305 White shorts, brown shorts
Brown shorts, white
Will I make a stain tonight?

Mad Cow!

Posted by: Denny Crane! at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (B1+NN)

306 Does anyone know how one creates a WH petition?

It's a good one. If the AG recuses himself, then we don't have an AG, so what was the point of him?

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (2z74n)

307 286 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PEOPLE USE AoS MEMES AS SHORTHAND FOR WIT
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (X6fMO)

Its funny because people use AoS Memes as shorthand for wit!

Posted by: Amy Shumer at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (NgKpN)

308 Oh, great. Now willow is here too.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (mJ8mX)

309 >>No, it's pain from the shoulder going to the mid arm and then sometimes to the forearm radiating to the wrist. And my right hand trembles so that I can't hold things steady.


Is your neck out of alignment / impinged?

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (U0qT9)

310 How many Apple Fritters is too many Apple Fritters?

==

when they kill you ?

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (QC/4S)

311 Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (Enq6K)

Muldoon's set a high bar.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (VuJJJ)

312 On a strictly scientific note :

How many Apple Fritters is too many Apple Fritters?
Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:27 AM (U0qT9)

Take the number of stars in the universe and add one. Glad I could help.


Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (T71PA)

313 Siriusly MPPPP I hope it gets all sorted out and you get the writing bug in full.

Now to post as Ben, now that is priceless

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (3dqqG)

314 "... tradition of naked doughy men...?"

um, yes. sorta:

the drunken silenus

lot and his daughters

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (AxFdW)

315 >>Oh, great. Now willow is here too.


Wake n Bake!

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (U0qT9)

316 Ben did you fall and grab something and dislocate or pull a muscle in your shoulder?
spouse did that and loosened calcium shards , has a similar pain, but can't be addressed until other things are repaired.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (Zmz55)

317 Who is Bilbo?

Is he a regular here? Is he banned? What did he do??
Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (8XRCm)

--

He called AtC 'shorty'

Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (h/uSM)

318 >>"I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon.





That's printed on the back of the shirts the guys get.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:21 AM (U0qT9)

#TwoWeeks

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (QLvwG)

319 "What historical subsidies? " you may ask. "Shut up", they will explain."

Like the "baaadoilcompanies" get lot's o' subsidies. When asked to list said subsidies, the response is the same...

while others take shots as the thread flow on. "

And some of us just wander off on our own little paths...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (MINbv)

320 >>> Yah, we need to do something about the mentally ill, but:

Thank you for bringing this up Alex! My family tree is rife with mental illness if all kinds so the subject is personal to me too.

The problem with discussing mental illness is I simply don't trust the left. When their gaze like Sauron's sweeps over the topic of public safety, their first instinct is to remove civil liberties of minorities with a broad brush and create camps, either physical or legal ones. I don't trust them with my rights, or the rights of others that are mentally ill. They were the champions of eugenics in the 40s worldwide, and that rabbit hole led to sterilization, prison, experimentation and death. No thank you.

Posted by: LizLem at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (sKods)

321 WHY YOU NO
MEME
JIM

Posted by: the horta at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (mJ8mX)

322 Avowed socialists who live in gated communities are my favorite type of socialists...

The community should let the common folk in for a day to pick through his place to make sure his property is evenly distributed.

Posted by: H Badger at November 06, 2017 10:31 AM (n/0Nw)

323 oh man, andy .

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:31 AM (Zmz55)

324 The hero, good guy with agun, the one who engaged the TX church shooter on scene, then chased the murderer down, and possibly shot him, the local media is hailing him a - get this - a "bystander." A bystander?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 06, 2017 10:31 AM (tbOMB)

325 317 Who is Bilbo?

Is he a regular here? Is he banned? What did he do??
Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (8XRCm)

--

He called AtC 'shorty'
Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (h/uSM)

That made him raptor chow.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:31 AM (VuJJJ)

326 Muldoon's set a high bar.


Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (VuJJJ)

Well, you just did a pullup on it!

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2017 10:31 AM (Enq6K)

327 317 Who is Bilbo?

Is he a regular here? Is he banned? What did he do??
Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (8XRCm)

--

He called AtC 'shorty'
Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (h/uSM)

The raptors enjoyed him

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

328 they're being dicks straight out of the gate, and they get pounded pretty quick."

Ahem...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:31 AM (MINbv)

329 Muldoon...

Come back Muldoon!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (3dqqG)
---
True Story: we have a blonde/yellow cat we call "Shane" who has to be called in some evenings...

yes, i dislike my neighbors and have a weird sense of humor.

why do you ask?

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 06, 2017 10:32 AM (qlOg+)

330 273 I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.

Fellow typical lurker here. That is why I was sad that Mortimer was gone. During the Hurricane season I posted, worried about being in the path of Irma after Hermione last year, and he deduced I was on "SGI." That was appreciated and heart warming, that he acknowledged the post.

Posted by: Ever at November 06, 2017 10:32 AM (QZdJj)

331 Cheers, willow!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:32 AM (mJ8mX)

332 Please don't take the frenzy as being apathy or hosility.
Posted by: Blue Hen at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (326rv)

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But getting reacted to is the best validation i get all day. Nothing like winning a thread.

Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at November 06, 2017 10:32 AM (h/uSM)

333 The Democrat Party and its followers can best be summed up as the dotty aunts and the whacked out uncle in Arsenic and Old Lace. The rest of us are Carey Grant which really isn't saying much since he is the son of the mailman...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:32 AM (3dqqG)

334 Looking at the art ...

Awwwwh. AAAWWHHHHH! AAAWWWHHHHHHHH!

Posted by: Zombie Sam Kinison at November 06, 2017 10:32 AM (cAXIk)

335 I tried to join in, but this place is not really newbie friendly. I can't think of anyone who joined since Hot Air blew up that really has become a regular. Nobody really welcomed my posts, so I just stopped posting for the most part.

I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.
Posted by: Vanceone





Don't just drop one comment. Comment on a wide range of topics. Your comments are seen. Maybe not replied to, but seen. A lot of people hate "me too" posts. If they agree and that's all they have, they may not reply.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (XWb4y)

336 Come back Lassie

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (5y11N)

337 The problem with discussing mental illness is I simply don't trust the left. When their gaze like Sauron's sweeps over the topic of public safety, their first instinct is to remove civil liberties of minorities with a broad brush and create camps, either physical or legal ones. I don't trust them with my rights, or the rights of others that are mentally ill. They were the champions of eugenics in the 40s worldwide, and that rabbit hole led to sterilization, prison, experimentation and death. No thank you.
Posted by: LizLem at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (sKods)

Exactly. The politicization of mental health is a leftist tradition and leads to nothing good. See e.g. Stalin.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (VuJJJ)

338 How many Apple Fritters is too many Apple Fritters?
Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:27 AM (U0qT9)


Trick question. Nobody knows, as you pass out from appley-cinnamonny goodness before you reach too many.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (tbOMB)

339 If vacuous, inane, worn out comments and potty jokes are wrong than I don't wanna be right.



And shit.






Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (WLK0w)

340 I retired all my memes this week. Some of them were old enough to shop at Hot Topic.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (rnAwa)

341 yeah Mortimer is a good guy.

i didn't even know why he left.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (Zmz55)

342 Yeah the 'Raptors made short work of him.

Now he's Bantha poodoo.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (3dqqG)

343 295 White Ottoman Privilege?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 10:22 AM (7uYFy)

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uncomfortable in the best of circumstances

Posted by: Lawrence of Arabia at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (h/uSM)

344 If anyone wants to talk about the painting - what is that hanging on the wall in the background? It looks like a painting, but it looks like pieces of it are falling off. Odd.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:33 AM (7HtZB)

345 I have no idea where I stand now because there was nothing mentioned about just being a retard because I myself might believe its funny. I'm not sure I have much to contribute otherwise.

And I'm certainly not going to trash that very disturbing and kinda ghey painting CBD posted. So I love it CBD because its ART!

PS. Are sneaky Yoko links still allowed?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 10:34 AM (VezBU)

346 Who's Mortimer?

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:34 AM (U0qT9)

347 I tried to join in, but this place is not really newbie friendly. I can't think of anyone who joined since Hot Air blew up that really has become a regular. Nobody really welcomed my posts, so I just stopped posting for the most part.

---

Even responses to regulars is extremely hit and miss, but I appreciate them posting opinions, info, links, book opinions, etc.

I have it on good authority that, if getting people to respond to your posts is your main desire, all you have to do is just be a contrarian and constantly pick nits.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 10:34 AM (GQSqS)

348 328 they're being dicks straight out of the gate, and they get pounded pretty quick."

Ahem...
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:31 AM (MINbv)

Yeah...cover the ficuses boys!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:34 AM (VuJJJ)

349 Wait a minute, maybe CBD meant sloven adherence to memes and we just need to up our game !

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 10:34 AM (QC/4S)

350 299 'Dont be a dick.

kind of hard, my name is Richard"

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i little viagra will clear that right up..so i hear

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:34 AM (h/uSM)

351 I tried to join in, but this place is not really newbie friendly. I can't think of anyone who joined since Hot Air blew up that really has become a regular. Nobody really welcomed my posts, so I just stopped posting for the most part.

I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.
Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)


If you comment expecting a response (here or pretty much anywhere) you are setting yourself up for disappointment.

Getting a response from the Horde is an ACHIEVEMENT.

I am a semi-regular myself (I travel a lot, my hash changes and oh by the way I like this one, I am visiting my sister and her family right now and I wanna keep this one) plus I do not post consistently.

Keeping up with the memes here is not easy, but the memes are part of what keeps the Horde together. You can usually convince somebody to explain the joke if you missed its advent and can not figure it out on your own, but I can see how the Moron Meme Mess is part of the hurdle that newbies have to get over in order to be comfortable here.

Dang, I want my apostrophes back!

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:35 AM (yUKyn)

352 PS. Are sneaky Yoko links still allowed?"

Sure. Go right ahead.

I still won't click on mid day links...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:35 AM (MINbv)

353 >>Wait a minute, maybe CBD meant sloven adherence to memes and we just need to up our game !


Punch Up!

Posted by: Scum Ghuy at November 06, 2017 10:35 AM (U0qT9)

354 is it MortimOr?

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:35 AM (Zmz55)

355 344:

i think that's a board the artist would use to wipe brushes on to remove excess paint.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 06, 2017 10:35 AM (AxFdW)

356 It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.
Posted by: Vanceone

We're too busy to comment on kdabears' art, unlike this fine art stuff.

Posted by: Jean at November 06, 2017 10:36 AM (9TU00)

357 Keep commenting.

Some days I'll drop about ten comments in a thread and get no responses. So I just shrug shoulders and go do other things.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:36 AM (3dqqG)

358 Dang, I want my apostrophes back!
Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:35 AM (yUKyn)


I am fresh out, but here are some ampersands: &&&&&&

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:36 AM (VuJJJ)

359 I used to love going to figure drawing sessions. Some of the models, mostly female were....Rubinesque. Excellent subjects. I'm not sure I could have sat through the above session though.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 10:36 AM (VezBU)

360 I am wondering whether Donna Brazile is punking us.

I mean, she actually wrote that she was afraid - as the head of the DNC - that she was going to be killed. And that the murder of Seth Rich haunted her.

I wonder if Brazile just wants to sell some books. No one is going to pay for a "What Happened" style book because there is no slavish devotion to Brazile. So maybe she says some things to get non Dems to buy the book. And she has this already worked out with the Clintons so, you know, they DON'T KILL HER.

And then when the world says even Donna Brazile was afraid of Arkancide, she goes, "YOU BEEN PUNKED!!" And there is nothing to it, I made it all up, I just wanted to see how many normals I could catch in the conspiracy nutter net!

Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 10:36 AM (tewYv)

361 no one ever responds to them,"

What is the sound of one hand fa... er, clapping?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:36 AM (MINbv)

362 Antifa has been seemingly instructed not to kill, just punch and destroy property. But what brings the psychos out of the woodwork? Rand Paul neighbor, for instance. Or Dylann Roof, and the Charlottesville driver ... more KKK types hyped into "race war". A sort of national psychotic break away from our "founding center".


Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (/aIFg)


========

IIRC the Charlottesville guy was trying to escape the mob. And given leftist mobs' track record, if you think your life is in jeopardy you have the right to get the hell out of there as quickly as possible. I think his case is still being reviewed.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 10:36 AM (/qEW2)

363 they're being dicks straight out of the gate, and they get pounded pretty quick."

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no no no. Asses are for pounding

Posted by: Shep S at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (h/uSM)

364
Who's Mortimer?

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:34 AM (U0qT9)

Edgar Bergen's Dummy?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (P/aDH)

365 359 I used to love going to figure drawing sessions. Some of the models, mostly female were....Rubinesque. Excellent subjects. I'm not sure I could have sat through the above session though.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 10:36 AM (VezBU)

The smell alone must have been awful

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (VuJJJ)

366 So, um...I'm guessing we didn't talk a lot about the art qua art today?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (gIRsn)

367 Garrett, i have a question. I have stripped my front doors, in sanding stage , i really love the grain of the wood, and think i'd prefer a seal over paint. is that a bad idea for outside doors?

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (Zmz55)

368 Wake n Bake!

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:30 AM (U0qT9)


Breakfast of champions!

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (aMlLZ)

369 Punch Up!
Posted by: Scum Ghuy at November 06, 2017 10:35 AM (U0qT9)

will do !

Posted by: esteemed commenter #2 at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (QC/4S)

370 >> I used to love going to figure drawing sessions. Some of the models, mostly female were....Rubinesque


**Drops Robe**

*Settles onto Ottoman*

Posted by: Donna Brazile at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (U0qT9)

371 Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

Hang in there...Hey what do you do?...Maybe it's something we can abuse you for.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (5y11N)

372 (in direct sun) much of the day

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (Zmz55)

373 Isn't fat naked guy on the ottoman a horde meme?

Does that make this post a bit meta?

Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 10:38 AM (tewYv)

374 Don't take comments personally and you'll have a better time.

Posted by: brak at November 06, 2017 10:38 AM (WjCgM)

375 I'm not the best when it comes to art, but it seems like on the other side of that white sheet is a rather large crack house room and as opposed to the rest of the addicts laying around in the room this man had the standards not to willingly perform oral for his next fix and instead was perfectly willing to be humiliated in paint form by the artist instead...


Shocking standards for a crack head and I have to applaud his willingness to only be body shamed and not slut shamed.

Posted by: H Badger at November 06, 2017 10:38 AM (n/0Nw)

376 I

Posted by: didndunuffin at November 06, 2017 10:38 AM (FhXTo)

377 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?



Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)



IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PEOPLE USE AoS MEMES AS SHORTHAND FOR WIT

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (X6fMO)



Its funny because people use AoS Memes as shorthand for wit!

Posted by: Amy Shumer at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (NgKpN)

I played Amy Schumer in the made for TV movie.

Posted by: Brian Dennehy at November 06, 2017 10:38 AM (XQvuQ)

378 Now willow is here too.


Wake n Bake!
Posted by: garrett



Toker willow? More like waked and baked. :-)

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:38 AM (XWb4y)

379 Single straight apostrophes are about as far as I am willing to go as far as fancy formatting. The Barrel terrifies me. Underline, strikeout, italics -- beyond my poor comprehension, even when people are helpfully showing how it is done. I can do capital letters, but I don't want to shout. You fancy folks are just too good for me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 06, 2017 10:38 AM (MIKMs)

380 349 Wait a minute, maybe CBD meant sloven adherence to memes and we just need to up our game !

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 10:34 AM (QC/4S)

I think he meant some of us are slovenly. but i took my monthly shower this morning.

*holds up arms and stiffs armpits*

Huh. Not as fresh as I thought.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (VezBU)

381 ... it's a studio scene.

freud would ask people who he thought interesting subjects to sit for him, sometimes even strangers. the best known was a hugely obese woman he encountered on the street, i think. she was a mid-level govt. employee.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (AxFdW)

382 Ceci n'est pas une skid.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (rnAwa)

383 I used to love going to figure drawing sessions. Some of the models, mostly female were....Rubinesque. Excellent subjects. I'm not sure I could have sat through the above session though.


Depending on where you've done figure drawing sessions you may have drawn me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (gIRsn)

384 273 I just want to say that as a longtime lurker/sometime commentator, I know many of you through your comments.

I tried to join in, but this place is not really newbie friendly. I can't think of anyone who joined since Hot Air blew up that really has become a regular. Nobody really welcomed my posts, so I just stopped posting for the most part.

I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.

Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

Speaking for myself, I'm working from home and usually doing three other things on top of that so often I won't even see a response to something I've written, or if I do it'll be like an hour later so responding isn't always something I'll do because it's doubtful that person will even see it especially if a new post went up.

I'm not ignoring people so much as things move fast and we're on to something else shortly.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (4ErVI)

385 kicks a few mens shins.

oops sorry. slipped.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (Zmz55)

386 Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 10:36 AM (tewYv)

Or... is it like Harvey Weinsteins..... where someone was a KNOWN problem for many years, but those on the inside said nothing...

Until... one person... ONE... broke the code of silence... and got the media's attention... and started an avalanche...

Posted by: Doon Q. at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (NgKpN)

387 All your memes are belong to me!

Posted by: DOCTOR Amy Bishop at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (QLvwG)

388 Its funny because people use AoS Memes as shorthand for wit!

Posted by: Amy Shumer at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (NgKpN)


AoS Memes?

Never heard of them.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (tewYv)

389 I'd hit that.

Posted by: Barney Frank at November 06, 2017 10:40 AM (eypvf)

390 Meme Wars begun they have

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:40 AM (3dqqG)

391 >>Garrett, i have a question. I have stripped my front doors, in sanding stage , i really love the grain of the wood, and think i'd prefer a seal over paint. is that a bad idea for outside doors?


Not if you seal it up, properly. Best stuff I have ever found for doors (assuming they don't get regular / direct moisture via wind, or bad drainage) was a sealer made for Marine applications.

JackStraw could probably rec. a specific brand of that stuff.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:40 AM (U0qT9)

392 The absence of hair on this fella is quite disturbing.

Posted by: Fritz at November 06, 2017 10:40 AM (2Mnv1)

393 Holy crap, I go away for a few days and you guys trash the place!

1. Ace's joint, ace's rules.

2. The blog owner does not require a good reason, or any reason at all, to ban you.

3. It's ace's living room. If he doesn't want you to smash beer cans on your head, put the freaking beer can down.

4. Forgive us Muldoon! Come back and pun!

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at November 06, 2017 10:40 AM (1FhAQ)

394 But what brings the psychos out of the woodwork?

...

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:25 AM (/aIFg)


========

Islam indoctrinates its people to become religious jihadis. American schools and media try to indoctrinate its people to become secular jihadis. When either group loses to the infidels, they go berserk.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 10:41 AM (/qEW2)

395 273 I just want to say that as a longtime lurker/sometime commentator, I know many of you through your comments.

I tried to join in, but this place is not really newbie friendly. I can't think of anyone who joined since Hot Air blew up that really has become a regular. Nobody really welcomed my posts, so I just stopped posting for the most part.

I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.
Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

I concur. I used to read the comments as they we generally smart or at least witty. Noticed a general trend downward and generally don't read them anymore. Just the blog content. Found the commenting clique to be difficult to break into. The couple of flame wars I read just made me want to eliminate this particular ugly from my life. FWIW.

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at November 06, 2017 10:41 AM (ya6m1)

396 ty Garrett. Yeah i'm uncertain because they get full sun and heat for much of the day.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:41 AM (Zmz55)

397 When one feels the need to leave whenever a certain party shows up, it can cut down on the commenting.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 06, 2017 10:41 AM (3myMJ)

398 Does that make this post a bit meta?"

It's a mobius loop of threads...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:41 AM (MINbv)

399 Dang, I want my apostrophes back!
If you're using a phone (iPhones only?), you have to turn off "use smart quotes" or something like that. It will then just use straight, plain quotes and apostrophes like these and not the curly "real" typeset-like ones.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (mJ8mX)

400 >>Breakfast of champions!


Hippie Speedballs

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (U0qT9)

401 370 >> I used to love going to figure drawing sessions. Some of the models, mostly female were....Rubinesque


**Drops Robe**

*Settles onto Ottoman*
Posted by: Donna Brazile at November 06, 2017 10:37 AM (U0qT9)

That is so wrong. Maybe not banned, but you should at least get a severe drubbing for that image.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (VezBU)

402 I'm not ignoring people so much as things move fast and we're on to something else shortly.

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if everything got responded to, the threads would be like a chain letter.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (h/uSM)

403 Joncelli,

If this is Ace's living room, to be fair he started this shit by complete fucking up his shelving installation...

Posted by: H Badger at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (n/0Nw)

404 FIRST!

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (yUKyn)

405 Well, I know I've been nothing but a delight.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (oVJmc)

406 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HE PUT TWO MEMES TOGETHER IN HIS SOCKPUPPET

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:21 AM (XQvuQ)
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i've just reached "peak commenter" here, except for volume and/or socks...

time to retire?

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (qlOg+)

407 Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

I think this comment has gotten more responses than any other in this thread.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 10:43 AM (/tuJf)

408 i would Never do speed, are you kidding?

srsly my whole need in life is to find calm. a calm life and sleep.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:43 AM (Zmz55)

409 I'm getting sick of these Lena Dunham posts.

Posted by: EGGO at November 06, 2017 10:43 AM (D4xED)

410 407 Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

I think this comment has gotten more responses than any other in this thread.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 10:43 AM (/tuJf)


It's like raaaaiiiiiinnnnnn on your wedding day

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:43 AM (VuJJJ)

411 Garrett, i have a question. I have stripped my front doors, in sanding stage , i really love the grain of the wood, and think i'd prefer a seal over paint. is that a bad idea for outside doors?


Not if you seal it up, properly. Best stuff I have ever found for doors (assuming they don't get regular / direct moisture via wind, or bad drainage) was a sealer made for Marine applications.

JackStraw could probably rec. a specific brand of that stuff.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:40 AM (U0qT9)


Hell yeah on the marine stuff. I was thinking if its good enough for pirate ships its good enough for a front door.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 10:43 AM (aMlLZ)

412 Jackstraw, we are going through our contrite phase.
it will be over momentarily.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:43 AM (Zmz55)

413 at least witty"

Hey, I resent that....

oh, you said "witty".

Nevermind.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:43 AM (MINbv)

414 Meme Wars begun they have Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:40 AM (3dqqG)

Steiner will come.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 06, 2017 10:44 AM (rnAwa)

415 Peak commentator?

Talk to me when you exceed 1,000 a week. Lord it over Sven when you exceed 2,000 comments in a week.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:44 AM (3dqqG)

416 When one feels the need to leave whenever a certain party shows up, it can cut down on the commenting.


==


speaking as an esteemed commenter, I feel your pain

Posted by: esteemed commenter #3 at November 06, 2017 10:44 AM (QC/4S)

417 Its funny because people use AoS Memes as shorthand for wit!

Posted by: Amy Shumer



Wit? Unlike Michelle Fields, I am totally unarmed.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:44 AM (XWb4y)

418 jackstraw also this;

Garrett, i have a question. I have stripped my front doors, in sanding stage , i really love the grain of the wood, and think i'd prefer a seal over paint. is that a bad idea for outside doors?


Not if you seal it up, properly. Best stuff I have ever found for doors (assuming they don't get regular / direct moisture via wind, or bad drainage) was a sealer made for Marine applications.

JackStraw could probably rec. a specific brand of that stuff.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:40 AM (U0qT9)

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:44 AM (Zmz55)

419 Sand.
Clean.
Pore Opener.
Clean.
Pore Filler.
Sand.
Clean.
Seal.
Steel Wool.
Clean.
Seal.
Steel Wool.
Clean.
Seal.
Polish.

Posted by: Wood Door Sealing Steps at November 06, 2017 10:44 AM (U0qT9)

420 kicks a few men's shins.
Ouch! My nuts! My nuts!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:44 AM (mJ8mX)

421 find calm. a calm life and sleep."

Hmm. Read that as " find calm. a calm life and sheep."

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:45 AM (MINbv)

422 I'm also cranky because my arm still hurts like an SOB and because I've lost 20 pounds in the last 5 months with no idea what is happening to me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (X6fMO)

20 pounds unintended weight loss is not good, MP4.

Have you been to a doctor?

And what happened to your arm?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 10:45 AM (hMwEB)

423 Is anyone feeling like Rachel Corrie about all this mem-gasm?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:45 AM (3dqqG)

424 Who's Mortimer?
Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:34 AM (U0qT9)

----

Dude.... your meme-fu is weak.


THEN WHO IS MORTIMER.

Posted by: Reverend Al at November 06, 2017 10:45 AM (8XRCm)

425 419 Sand.
Clean.
Pore Opener.
Clean.
Pore Filler.
Sand.
Clean.
Seal.
Steel Wool.
Clean.
Seal.
Steel Wool.
Clean.
Seal.
Polish.
Posted by: Wood Door Sealing Steps at November 06, 2017 10:44 AM (U0qT9)

Also a teenager's facial cleansing regimen.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:45 AM (VuJJJ)

426
Don't care if what I post isn't acknowledged, I simply don't want to see anyone lose faith in our country and who we REALLY are. So you get encouragement.

All of which I completely subscribe to.

That's why, sometimes, the pearl clutching and glooming touches a nerve. Left alone that shit becomes self fulfilling.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 06, 2017 10:45 AM (S/hVx)

427 I'm getting sick of these Lena Dunham posts.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at November 06, 2017 10:45 AM (QC/4S)

428 >>Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:43 AM (VuJJJ)


Well played.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:46 AM (U0qT9)

429 I tried to join in, but this place is not really
newbie friendly.

Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

I read comments that I find interesting but don't elicit a response. That isn't a bad thing at all.

And sometimes the comments that get the most reaction from The Horde are, shall we say, less than optimally thought out.

So comment when you have something to say, and don't worry about our reaction to it.

We're Morons, after all.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 06, 2017 10:46 AM (wYseH)

430 410 407 Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)


I wish I could empathize with this comment, but since I'm universally loved and admired, so I don't know how to respond.

Posted by: jwest at November 06, 2017 10:46 AM (coYZ7)

431 best known was a hugely obese woman he encountered on the street, i think. she was a mid-level govt. employee.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 06, 2017 10:39 AM (AxFdW)
---------

Benefits Supervisor, I believe. DO NOT LOOK THIS UP.

Also, because I like you people, I recommend that you not go to the Hirshorn if you don't like this painting. There is a larger than life painting by him there that is much, much worse than this one. I was there with my 20-year-old son and we rounded a corner and there it was. I don't know who was more embarrassed.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:46 AM (UoSKV)

432 There is no way in hell a man with that physique has no hair on his back.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 06, 2017 10:46 AM (1ISKN)

433 Wood Door Sealing Steps "

Easier, AoS approved method:

Buy new door.
Hang new door.
Have shelves fall off of previous project.

PROFIT!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:46 AM (MINbv)

434 I know a Dr. Mortimer.

Heck of a Phrenologist.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:46 AM (U0qT9)

435 Is this painting meaty, roomy, or both?

Posted by: geoffb at November 06, 2017 10:47 AM (zOpu5)

436 If he had said Morons instead of Mutants it would apply to the Horde.

https://youtu.be/YXjqTyQuq4w

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:47 AM (3dqqG)

437 they made sitting on stools naked illegal in San Fran iirc. In restaurants at least ... guess it is still legal to walk around naked ... and poop on sidewalks.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:47 AM (/aIFg)

438 >> ty Garrett. Yeah i'm uncertain because they get full sun and heat for much of the day

willow-

The front door on my old house was varnished and sealed. It faced the east and was only about 100 yards from the ocean so it got a lot of exposure to some harsh conditions including nor'easters and big temperature swings.

It held up as well as the paint on the clapboards that surrounded it, maybe a little better.

I'm heading to the boat shop in a while and I will check with one of the painters for a recommendation on a good sealer. They paint a lot of boats and some have a lot of wood. I'll let you know.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 10:47 AM (/tuJf)

439 ang, I want my apostrophes back!
If you're using a phone (iPhones only?), you have to turn off "use smart quotes" or something like that. It will then just use straight, plain quotes and apostrophes like these and not the curly "real" typeset-like ones.
Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (mJ8mX)


That's the trick.

Settings > General > Keyboard > Smart Punctuation (off)

Thanks!

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (yUKyn)

440 Single straight apostrophes are about as far as I am willing to go as far as fancy formatting. The Barrel terrifies me. Underline, strikeout, italics -- beyond my poor comprehension, even when people are helpfully showing how it is done. I can do capital letters, but I don't want to shout. You fancy folks are just too good for me.

Posted by: mustbequantum


Büdd%yuml;, ÿöü dön't knöw thë hälf öf ït...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (AM1GF)

441
I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.

Posted by: Vanceon
______________________

I hear ya' I get no love here either....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (qwWmT)

442 Morning all. Trump been impeached yet?

Posted by: It's me donna at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (O2RFr)

443 >>>Talk to me when you exceed 1,000 a week. Lord it over Sven when you exceed 2,000 comments in a week.

I feel better now.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (EWlfz)

444 Are Republicans going to be able to win Virginia?

That contest went from the Democrat Northram up by like 15 to the last poll I saw had Gillespie up by 3.

The entire race turned when they started talking about Sanctuary States.

Posted by: Maritime at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (lKmt3)

445 They paint a lot of boats and some have a lot of wood"

So a bunch of younger guys, then?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (MINbv)

446 ty Jacstraw.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (Zmz55)

447 I played Amy Schumer in the made for TV movie.
Posted by: Brian Dennehy at November 06, 2017 10:38 AM (XQvuQ)


-----

Brian, dude.

You're not THAT fat.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (8XRCm)

448 i would Never do speed, are you kidding?

srsly my whole need in life is to find calm. a calm life and sleep.
Posted by: willow


Dr prescribed & monitored got me thru the day. I gainzzzzzzed down to 212 over a year from 250. Then my dr retired, his partner wouldn't AND I quit smoking. Now fighting 290 and am serious scatterbrained.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (XWb4y)

449 >>I will check with one of the painters for a recommendation on a good sealer. They paint a lot of boats and some have a lot of wood . I'll let you know.


Oh, the Ettes are gonna want the name of that painter!

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (U0qT9)

450 Someday a real rain will come and wash all these comments off the blog.

Posted by: Travis Bickel at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (IqV8l)

451 I'm also cranky because my arm still hurts like an SOB and because I've lost 20 pounds in the last 5 months with no idea what is happening to me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 06, 2017 10:16 AM (X6fMO)

Unless you took up wood chopping or tennis in the last 5 months you really should see a doctor. Seriously.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 10:49 AM (aMlLZ)

452 t's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.

Posted by: Vanceone

Oh, they are appreciated!

Also, I think the best way for newbies to integrate is to just do it - butt in with your 2c.
Just don't dive straight into the Barrel.
Save that for day 2.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 10:49 AM (hMwEB)

453 Only botched one umlaut, didn't break the blog, I'll call that a süccëss.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 10:49 AM (AM1GF)

454 Also I don't think anyone is openly hostile to new commenters. There's a big difference to not responding to a comment (which can happen for dozens of reasons that are not bad whatsoever) and being openly hostile and exclusionary. The latter never happens unless it is an obvious troll. Also, if you say something obviously idiotic, you will get called out on it. I think that's true anywhere.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 06, 2017 10:49 AM (4ErVI)

455 NSFW warning is in order...or at least a cautionary hide behind the fold. This was a Dunhamesque assault on the senses.

Posted by: downcaster at November 06, 2017 10:49 AM (btAiJ)

456 374 Don't take comments personally and you'll have a better time.

I think a lot of lurkers are here bc we appreciate the knowledge of others, not to receive any affirmation as to our own, via a post here or there. I still hope that torquewrench, someone who knew about the TEDDs (tactical explosive detector dogs) and the Army's crapping on the infantry handlers of those dogs (which is not widespread knowledge), will return.

Posted by: Ever at November 06, 2017 10:49 AM (QZdJj)

457 they made sitting on stools naked illegal in San Fran


Even if its your own stool?


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 06, 2017 10:49 AM (oVJmc)

458 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)



seconded



seconded

Posted by: Amy Schumer


IT'S NOT A MEME BECAUSE GOODELL REALLY IS A DICK.

Posted by: bEN rOETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:49 AM (FhXTo)

459 Well, I know I've been nothing but a delight.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

And my commenting has always been of consistent quality....what?

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 06, 2017 10:50 AM (326rv)

460 377 I'm not clear on the "slavish adherence to memes" phenomenon. Example?



Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)



IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PEOPLE USE AoS MEMES AS SHORTHAND FOR WIT

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 10:26 AM (X6fMO)



Its funny because people use AoS Memes as shorthand for wit!

Posted by: Amy Shumer at November 06, 2017 10:29 AM (NgKpN)

I played Amy Schumer in the made for TV movie.
Posted by: Brian Dennehy at November 06, 2017 10:38 AM (XQvuQ)

THEN WHO WAS PHONE?

(which is a meme I still don't understand)

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:50 AM (7HtZB)

461 All these memories will be gone, like tears in the rain.
-- Roy

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:50 AM (3dqqG)

462 Saw "botched one umlaut" open for Judas Priest in '82...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:50 AM (MINbv)

463 Well according to the WaPo the dems are gonna take the House back! Right after Hillary moves into the WH

Posted by: It's me donna at November 06, 2017 10:50 AM (O2RFr)

464 CBD - did you see my comment on the Book thread on the reason ace's amazon store is kaput?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 10:50 AM (hMwEB)

465 Geez. Kill a few newbies and pretty soon you've got a reputation or something.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 06, 2017 10:50 AM (oVJmc)

466 I would say, "You're welcome" but I don't want you to forget your place, filbert! You're welcome, per new AoSHQ Guidelines.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:51 AM (mJ8mX)

467 You know, we're doing this all wrong.

HEY, NEWBIES!

INTO THE BARREL! FIRST RIDE IS FREE!

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:51 AM (yUKyn)

468 I tried to join in, but this place is not really
newbie friendly.

Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

I read comments that I find interesting but don't elicit a response. That isn't a bad thing at all.

And sometimes the comments that get the most reaction from The Horde are, shall we say, less than optimally thought out.

So comment when you have something to say, and don't worry about our reaction to it.

We're Morons, after all.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Always pick .45 acp over 9mm.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:51 AM (XWb4y)

469 MP4

I lost 20 lbs last year very quickly. Now mine was stress related due to my marriage falling apart, but it had as much to do with I was trying to get everything in life quickly back in order and a lot of the time I would just forget to eat. Also, I lost a crap ton a muscle mass because I wasn't doing anything physically exerting because I was too tired of course a lot of that was due to not eating.

People at the health club that knew my father and I asked him privately if I was sick with cancer...that's how dramatic the weight loss was.

This is random, but are you shitting regularly?

It took me 3 months to stop and then turn around the weight loss and start going back up the right way. Actually started eating smaller amounts more often each day.

I knew I was getting better when I was shitting regularly and healthily again.

Just my thoughts.


Posted by: H Badger at November 06, 2017 10:51 AM (n/0Nw)

470 >>So a bunch of younger guys, then?

Which is where I come in. Supervisor.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 10:51 AM (/tuJf)

471 Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (XWb4y)

meat diet, dude
it works

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 10:51 AM (hMwEB)

472 403 Joncelli,

If this is Ace's living room, to be fair he started this shit by complete fucking up his shelving installation...
Posted by: H Badger at November 06, 2017 10:42 AM (n/0Nw)

Well, it's not like we helped by critiquing from the couch while drinking his Valu-Rite.

("Dude, no, the drill goes the OTHER way!" [Swig])

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (1FhAQ)

473 444 Are Republicans going to be able to win Virginia?

That contest went from the Democrat Northram up by like 15 to the last poll I saw had Gillespie up by 3.

The entire race turned when they started talking about Sanctuary States.

Posted by: Maritime at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (lKmt3)

Would that the same thing could happen in NJ, where the Dem candidate for governor wants to make NJ a sanctuary state.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (7HtZB)

474 Why did torquewrench leave? One of the better commenters

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (cAXIk)

475 Longbow?

No Trump bow?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (3dqqG)

476 Botched Umlaut belongs in the food thread along with Spatchcock.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (gIRsn)

Posted by: mountain at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (ymnmz)

478 In other news...

The valve under the sink in the master bath of the house we inherited last July broke and we didn't find out for a few weeks.

I'm estimating about $100,000 damage.

Posted by: jwest at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (coYZ7)

479 Don't be a dick.


In truth, is this not the story of Obama?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (oVJmc)

480 Longbow

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (IqV8l)

481 "the hero, good guy with a gun, the one who engaged the
TX church shooter on scene, then chased the murderer down, and possibly
shot him, the local media is hailing him a - get this - a "bystander."
A bystander?

Posted by: flounder, rebel

first report was he went in his house to get the gun ... not sure where the shooting occurred exactly. But then he flagged down the driver (who didn't know him) and the good citizen driver quickly ascertained the situation.

Armed Citizenry perhaps interrupted this mass murder, AND perhaps stopped the next one, since the madman had guns and explosives in his car. THAT is why the left is going so nuts over the "need more people to carry in church" meme.
e.g. Piers Morgan
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (/aIFg)

482 475 Longbow?

No Trump bow?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (3dqqG)

That's a biglybow.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (7HtZB)

483 Did someone say the memes are getting tired?

I'll tell you about tired.

Posted by: Mountain at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (ymnmz)

484 Bdd%yuml;, dn't knw th hlf f t...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 10:48 AM (AM1GF)

-------

⛐ ⛑ ⛷✄➩➩➩

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (8XRCm)

485 Which is where I come in. Supervisor.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 10:51 AM (/tuJf)
---------

Benefits supervisor?

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (UoSKV)

486 i think being a new commenter here can be bewildering . heck i was ripped to shred at a very stupid comment i didn't think out (Surprise!) and still i persevered, and schlepped through it until the commentors decided i wasn't a jerk, just a little stupid , and so ..here i am , if i can do it so can You!

you type much more eloquently , so don't give up.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (Zmz55)

487 I'm estimating about $100,000 damage."

That's an expensive sink...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (MINbv)

488 Botched Umlaut belongs in the food thread along with Spatchcock.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (gIRsn)


I saw Spatchcock open for Botched Umlaut in Hell's Kitchen in '84!

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (yUKyn)

489 Posted by: jwest at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (coYZ7)

Aiyee!!!!
Insurance cover it?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (hMwEB)

490 >>I'm estimating about $100,000 damage.


Time to bust out the change jar.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (U0qT9)

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (QC/4S)

492 Bluebell is giving JackStraw benefits?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (gIRsn)

493 My spidey sense says Gillespie wins the VA governorship by 5%, on account of his turnout being stronger than what the polls assume.

Gillespie is a squish, but his winning will drive the Left nuts. Meanwhile the D party is imploding over Brazile saying that Hillary rigged the election. Donna is trying to back away from "rigged" but the likes of Fauxahontas are now on record.

Too much winning?

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (cAXIk)

494 >>Oh, the Ettes are gonna want the name of that painter!

Upon reflection, I could have phrased that better.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (/tuJf)

495 Would that the same thing could happen in NJ, where the Dem candidate for governor wants to make NJ a sanctuary state.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (7HtZB)


That dude is a fucking asshole.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (aMlLZ)

496 The Dims in VA were not helped by the Latino Victory Fund...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (3dqqG)

497 I don't understand why feminists are so upset by perceived "objectification" of their bodies. They should take it as a compliment, a sign of superiority. Because no one, except Shep, would want to look at this. Lena Dunham on a toilet eating cake > ottoman guy.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (/qEW2)

498 I saw Slavish Adherence to Memes open for John Mellencamp at the Vic last year.

Posted by: Roy at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (7n4KQ)

499 No, Bander - just a play on a comment I made earlier WHICH YOU ALL OBVIOUSLY IGNORED!!!!!

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (UoSKV)

500 I heard on the ONT a few weeks ago that some newcomers showed up. The regulars offered them some smokes and while they were lighting, they just cut them down using a Thompson. Then walked away laughing. True story.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (mJ8mX)

501 And my commenting has always been of consistent quality....what?
Posted by: Blue Hen at November 06, 2017 10:50 AM (326rv)

----

like Russian cars

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (h/uSM)

502 I had that happen on the 2nd floor bath this spring, JWest.

All 3 stories got douched. I'm lucky I got back after 6 hours of it...what a fucking mess.

Sorry to hear it.

Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:55 AM (U0qT9)

503 395 273 I just want to say that as a longtime lurker/sometime commentator, I know many of you through your comments.

I tried to join in, but this place is not really newbie friendly. I can't think of anyone who joined since Hot Air blew up that really has become a regular. Nobody really welcomed my posts, so I just stopped posting for the most part.

I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.
Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

I concur. I used to read the comments as they we generally smart or at least witty. Noticed a general trend downward and generally don't read them anymore. Just the blog content. Found the commenting clique to be difficult to break into. The couple of flame wars I read just made me want to eliminate this particular ugly from my life. FWIW.
Posted by: RKinRoanoke at November 06, 2017 10:41 AM (ya6m1)

I can relate. That's why I firmly maintain lurker/occasional commenter status. I comment on things that I want to comment on-period with no expectations of a conversation. I don't see myself as anything approaching a regular.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 06, 2017 10:55 AM (nBr1j)

504 That's a Lada commenting

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:55 AM (3dqqG)

505 492 Bluebell is giving JackStraw benefits?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (gIRsn)

Are they at least friends?

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at November 06, 2017 10:55 AM (1FhAQ)

506 ... her name is sue tilly and freud painted 4 paintings of her naked. perhaps the best known is "benefits supervisor resting" which sold for c. $50 million.

she's really fat.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 06, 2017 10:55 AM (AxFdW)

507 Can I still point out that you aren't posting much art? I mean, this is not art. No trees, no cabins. Bupkes. Not to make an ad hominem attack, but this is the art thread, right? So post some art.

What you posted there is a potato. It is a vegetable, but it is not art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (CPk08)

508
jwest

Who is doing your dryout??

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (8XRCm)

509 Meanwhile the D party is imploding over Brazile saying that Hillary rigged the election.

I'd still like to know what happened to Jim Webb. He dropped out after what, a single debate?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (oVJmc)

510 Instead of pardoning Thanksgiving Turkeys I hear Trump is going to pull his Model 1911 45 sidearm and shoot them the dead, calling them traitors and terrorist.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (bmkS9)

511 Huh. i guess I am a bit immune to ridicule because its been part of my upbringing. mostly teasing but relentless. I find 'breaking commenters balls' enjoyable but sometimes it's hard to have 'teaing' come across in comments and i hve gotten heat back so i try to say "kidding" after the fact. But having to watch every comment is wearing and there are some virtue signallers even here and I tune out of that thread usually because you never know wats going to annoy them IMHO. The reason i respond to only certain commenters is becuse I believe hey know I'm kidding and I like when they tease me back. (My favorite part).

That said Theres an ebb and flow to commenters here and the group changes. Sometimes yo feel more at home Han others. I've had two other nicks since I've been coming here for oohhh a dozen years I guess. I've been called a shitweasle and a troll. Heidi still calls me a shitweasle after we laughed about it.

If you really want to be here. find commenters you like bantering with. Not everyone will be your friend. Kinda like real life. Dont have a thin skin and if you don't like a threads tone go do something else. But come back. It'll change.

IMHO.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (VezBU)

512 Aiyee!!!!
Insurance cover it?
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (hMwEB)


Got to give the wife credit on this one.

She bought a special policy back when the trust cleared the title to us for a vacant house along with an additional cost "full replacement" value rider.

Posted by: jwest at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (coYZ7)

513 Wow, I'm amazed the octpused armed Weinstein sat still long enough for this portrait.

Posted by: Ed gibbon at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (qC5wk)

514 maritime, the ad they ran of some guy with Gadsden Flag running down little non-white and Muslim kids didn't help, especially when a Muslim had done exactly that to random Americans.

the VA Democrats let the mask slip with that one. that, and needlessly offended libertarians and historically minded patriots of all races

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (8CBwY)

515 Time to bust out the change jar.
Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (U0qT9)
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Which gives me a thought. If there was a swear jar for this place, ace could live in a penthouse and pay someone else to put up his shelves.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (UoSKV)

516
Has anybody seen bluebell this morning??

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (8XRCm)

517 478 In other news...

The valve under the sink in the master bath of the house we inherited last July broke and we didn't find out for a few weeks.

I'm estimating about $100,000 damage.
Posted by: jwest at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (coYZ7)


Remember to tell the adjuster that Denial is not a river if Egypt

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (ZTRlp)

518 Conservative Treehouse has an article regarding Pres. Trump meeting yesterday with the Japanese citizens whose family members have been kidnapped by the NK. Also another article regarding Melania's visit with Abe's wife to a Japanese school in which all the children sang in a concert for her.

Whoever is advising Melania on dress and protocol and messaging is incredibly brilliant, although some of the choices may also be her own intention. She was dressed in a beautiful blue understated dress with a cape in the back, and had her hair up in a chignon , which looked very respectful for the occasion with the Japanese family members who are still grieving for their family members that the Japanese govt. can't get returned. It was a nod to the culture, something she has done extremely well at all of her foreign travels without looking like she is in costume.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (gyUKh)

519 That's a Lada commenting


I've said basically Zil.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (gIRsn)

520 ... the subject matter and challenge for the artist was pretty obviously depicting flesh.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (AxFdW)

521 >>Bluebell is giving JackStraw benefits?

Yes. Apparently I am getting the cookbook last.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (/tuJf)

522 THEN WHO WAS PHONE?



(which is a meme I still don't understand)

That was the last line in a poorly written online horror story, I think at creepypasta, that was unintentionally hilarious. And sad. But mostly Hilarious.

Posted by: Methos at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (XQvuQ)

523 I comment, as a rule, when I am not overwhelmed by a recurring sense of " what's the point, anyway??"

Not witty, like many here, who I appreciate.
Overall, though, the older I get, the quieter I become.

Posted by: kraken at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (zSVEm)

524 Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (Zmz55)

Yeah, but you got a whole Ace HQ meme named after you.

Hopefully, you got an upgraded membership and a coupon for some Valu-Rite for the, umm, honor.

Posted by: blake at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (qC1Sy)

525 Man i suck at typing.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (VezBU)

526 and still i persevered, and schlepped through it until the commentors decided i wasn't a jerk, just a little stupid , and so ..here i am , if i can do it so can You!

you type much more eloquently , so don't give up.
Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (Zmz55)

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And you have your OWN MEME.

*** Jealous eyes ***

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (h/uSM)

527 Can I still point out that you aren't posting much art? I mean, this is not art. No trees, no cabins. Bupkes. Not to make an ad hominem attack, but this is the art thread, right? So post some art.

What you posted there is a potato. It is a vegetable, but it is not art.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (CPk0


Bridges. Gotta have a bridge.

And snipers. Don't forget the snipers.

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (yUKyn)

528 Cannibal Bob is more upset about failing to smuggle his salami.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (3dqqG)

529 A Chuck Norris meme will sit somewhere between "tough" and "dangerous".

Cool Facts About Dick Cheney is three things, "indifferent", "mean", and "tough". A little more difficult.

If you want to parse a Brian Dennehy meme, it's more complicated than it looks. It's not a fat joke at all. The person making it is slightly unsure that he told the right joke. That's what makes it great.

Jordan Peterson will tell you, ask a kid the rules of any game or sport that he plays a lot of, and he won't be able to explain it well. It's not codified.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (rnAwa)

530 515 Time to bust out the change jar.
Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (U0qT9)
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Which gives me a thought. If there was a swear jar for this place, ace could live in a penthouse and pay someone else to put up his shelves.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (UoSKV)


F*ck that Sh!t

Posted by: Just another potty mouth guy at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (ZTRlp)

531 Northernlurker, well.. ouch.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (Zmz55)

532 I mean, I'm not gonna be ignored, Dan!

Posted by: New Commenter Glenn Close at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (oVJmc)

533 Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (mJ8mX)

#FakeNews
It was an M3

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (hMwEB)

534 That poor sniper...

Posted by: Not Adelbert Waldron at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (FVLz6)

535 Posted by: Northernlurker at November 06, 2017 10:55 AM (nBr1j)

Just so you know, I post the most retarded stuff imaginable. No one cares enough to.....care, I guess. So it isn't like anything should inhibit you.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (CPk08)

536 I've been reading this blog over 10 years but infrequently comment so I
don't know all the comment drama or what's going on in here half the
time or who the cool kids or the not cool kids are or whatever.

But hey it's a blog not a club so comment if you got em...

Posted by: brak at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (WjCgM)

537 I honestly thought I was looking at Hillary's naked back, sans wig.....

Posted by: STl Hawkeye at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (wvG1L)

538 the left is going so nuts over the "need more people to carry in church" meme.
e.g. Piers Morgan

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 10:52 AM (/aIFg)


Memes are out? Memes are OUT?!?!?

Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (tewYv)

539 That dude is a fucking asshole.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (aMlLZ)

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aren't assholes fuckable, rather than fucking?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (h/uSM)

540 iusly MPPPP I hope it gets all sorted out and you get the writing bug in full.

Actually cranked out 4 1/2 pages yesterday, Anna. Killed off Vyrginia and now only the coda is left to write.

I'm going to type up what I've done so far and send it off to you and TJM for comment in a few days.

It's the weight thing I hope the doc can figure out. I'm not dieting, haven't changed my eating / drinking habits and haven't exercised, yet I've dropped at least 10-15 pounds. Something is obviously wrong, but I don't know what.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (X6fMO)

541 buzz weirdly i have a couple that picked up. crazy.

daywalkers, wall of shame and willowed.

so when i die at least i have that.

i guess.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (Zmz55)

542 comment I made earlier WHICH YOU ALL OBVIOUSLY IGNORED!!!!! "

There, there, there.

*shoves some bluebell ice cream thru USB*

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (MINbv)

543 Who is doing your dryout??
Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (8XRCm)

We found the damage Saturday night and called a local disaster recovery company on Sunday morning. They sent a crew of 8 guys out within an hour.

Just went over this morning and they had the majority of the carpeting out and about 20 blowers moving air around. The guy running the program is waiting on a dumpster.

Posted by: jwest at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (coYZ7)

544 >>> Dont be a dick.

What he said! And I know dicks.

Posted by: Will Wheaton at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (5iLYn)

545 You know what's hard to believe?

I've been here like 13 years.

Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (tewYv)

546 Sometimes yo feel more at home Han others.
Han shot first!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (mJ8mX)

547 351 Dang, I want my apostrophes back!

I think I saw a bunch of them up in the fo'c's'le.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (v3pYe)

548 499 No, Bander - just a play on a comment I made earlier WHICH YOU ALL OBVIOUSLY IGNORED!!!!!

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:54 AM (UoSKV)

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' '

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (h/uSM)

549 OK I know what willowing and corgis are.

I been reading this place for quite some time, and I can't figure out what the barrel is.

I know I don't want to be there. I keep hearing about a AoS style guide, but I have yet to see a full copy.

But can you help a fella out?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (ymnmz)

550 And snipers. Don't forget the snipers.


All the art in art threads has snipers.

You just don't see the good ones.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (gIRsn)

551 Ooohhhh!!! More Theda goodiness.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (3dqqG)

552 MP4 it might just be a thyroid thing

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (hMwEB)

553 i guess i better go pound sand, or just finiash sanding the doors.

peace. as Teej says, love eachother fellow babies.

Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (Zmz55)

554
I know I don't want to be there. I keep hearing about a AoS style guide, but I have yet to see a full copy.

But can you help a fella out?


#TwoWeeks

Posted by: New Commenter Glenn Close at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (oVJmc)

555 willow, your skill at threadkilling is renowned - I have seen it in use at other blogs, that someone has been willowed in a no-longer active thread.

Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (tewYv)

556 I comment occasionally, and am stunned when someone actually responds, and that the response is often positive, or at least only mildly sarcastic.

Most often though, I feel like I am trying to talk over a score of other conversations at a very loud house party. But I'm okay with that.

Kind of sad to see some people sign off though, Muldoon in particular. I hope they come back.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (sGSvK)

557 bluebell

bluebell, when I go to the Hirshorn I start on the top floor and carefully examine, from several angles, art I like. I can do all three floors in under 30 minutes.

"The Sleeping" by Freud is one of many pictures that I go right past. It's not as bad as "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping", or "Benefits Supervisor Resting". Trust me. And in real life, clothed, the model is not bad looking.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (hyuyC)

558 Sand.

Clean.

Pore Opener.

Clean.

Pore Filler.

Sand.

Clean.

Seal.

Steel Wool.

Clean.

Seal.

Steel Wool.

Clean.

Seal.

Polish.

Posted by: Wood Door Sealing Steps


Scrape,
WireBrush,
Sanding Scrubbie,
Paint,
Wait,
Paint,
Step back to curb,
Good Enough.

Posted by: DaveA at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (FhXTo)

559 aren't assholes fuckable, rather than fucking?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (h/uSM)


Hm.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (CPk08)

560 That's a Lada commenting


I've said basically Zil.

Then why don't Yugo!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (mJ8mX)

561 547 351 Dang, I want my apostrophes back!

I think I saw a bunch of them up in the fo'c's'le.
Posted by: Anachronda at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (v3pYe)


You're outta time, you snek!

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (yUKyn)

562 That said Theres an ebb and flow to commenters here and the group changes. Sometimes yo feel more at home Han others. I've had two other nicks since I've been coming here for oohhh a dozen years I guess. I've been called a shitweasle and a troll. Heidi still calls me a shitweasle after we laughed about it.

If you really want to be here. find commenters you like bantering with. Not everyone will be your friend. Kinda like real life. Dont have a thin skin and if you don't like a threads tone go do something else. But come back. It'll change.

IMHO.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob



Dead spot on.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (XWb4y)

563 Has FenelonSpoke Typo'd anyone recently?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (3dqqG)

564
Posted by: New Commenter Glenn Close at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (oVJmc)

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uh

oh

Hide the bunnies!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (8XRCm)

565 I tried to join in, but this place is not really

newbie friendly.

Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)
=========================


It's all Pixy's fault.

Posted by: Yeah, that's the ticket! Blame someone else! at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (LISuA)

566 555 willow, your skill at threadkilling is renowned - I have seen it in use at other blogs, that someone has been willowed in a no-longer active thread.


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that's hilarious.
willow is famous

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (hMwEB)

567 503 395 273 I just want to say that as a longtime lurker/sometime commentator, I know many of you through your comments.

I tried to join in, but this place is not really newbie friendly. I can't think of anyone who joined since Hot Air blew up that really has become a regular. Nobody really welcomed my posts, so I just stopped posting for the most part.

I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.
Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

I concur. I used to read the comments as they we generally smart or at least witty. Noticed a general trend downward and generally don't read them anymore. Just the blog content. Found the commenting clique to be difficult to break into. The couple of flame wars I read just made me want to eliminate this particular ugly from my life. FWIW.
Posted by: RKinRoanoke at November 06, 2017 10:41 AM (ya6m1)

I can relate. That's why I firmly maintain lurker/occasional commenter status. I comment on things that I want to comment on-period with no expectations of a conversation. I don't see myself as anything approaching a regular.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 06, 2017 10:55 AM (nBr1j)

I'm relatively new too and only comment on the art thread. I don't think I have anything to add in the political threads, but know a little about art, so I stay here and lurk elsewhere.

Morons are twitchy folk. They're more afraid of you than you are of them. Take it slow, no sudden movement or sounds, and one day they'll welcome you into the herd.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (nwqNw)

568 Han shot first!
Posted by: andycanuck "

Heh.

Posted by: O'l Harv... at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (MINbv)

569 ** reads house flood story ******

***** starts compulsively listing every shutoff valve in the house and drafting 10 page checklist titled "before making a grocery run" ****

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (u2cW9)

570 Jim Webb is a Sontaran.

Posted by: Peter Cushing at November 06, 2017 11:02 AM (KbdVc)

571 Where are his plumbers tools?

Posted by: Pamazon at November 06, 2017 11:02 AM (KgceO)

572 528 Cannibal Bob is more upset about failing to smuggle his salami.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (3dqqG)

Lol. See it's BRUTAL around here. And quit bringing up my salami, it's making me self conscious.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:02 AM (VezBU)

573 By the way. I genuinely like this community with all its wit, depth, intelligence and profanity.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 06, 2017 11:02 AM (nBr1j)

574 515 Time to bust out the change jar.
Posted by: garrett at November 06, 2017 10:53 AM (U0qT9)
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Which gives me a thought. If there was a swear jar for this place, ace could live in a penthouse and pay someone else to put up his shelves.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (UoSKV)

516
Has anybody seen bluebell this morning??

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 10:56 AM (8XRCm)


Man, I love this place!

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2017 11:02 AM (Enq6K)

575 519 That's a Lada commenting


I've said basically Zil.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (gIRsn)

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Comment moar, your posts are a Gaz

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 11:03 AM (h/uSM)

576 Salty, I hope you at least spend a couple minutes going through "The Dangerous Logic of Wooing."

It's very mooving.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 11:03 AM (UoSKV)

577 willow, your skill at threadkilling is renowned

==

or, there is an algorithm...

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 11:03 AM (QC/4S)

578 519
That's a Lada commenting





I've said basically Zil.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (gIRsn)

Hey, chaika this out!

Posted by: Miklos have Polski Fiat at November 06, 2017 11:03 AM (zCyNd)

579 And my commenting has always been of consistent quality....what?
Posted by: Blue Hen at November 06, 2017 10:50 AM (326rv)

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like Russian cars
Posted by: Buzzsaw90

That fits me to a T-80.

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 06, 2017 11:03 AM (326rv)

580 It was a nod to the culture, something she has done extremely well at all of her foreign travels without looking like she is in costume.


Posted by: Jen the original at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (gyUKh)


Yeah no kidding. I noticed that too. She seems to have an amazing ability to give a nod to the culture, but is still herself. She blends it great.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 11:03 AM (aMlLZ)

581 I'm pretty new here so I think I've missed a lot of the byplay between posters. My posts here are always for what they're worth and, as my ex wives will tell you, they aren't worth much. It's Ace's house and I'm a guest, plus I tend to be a wall flower and just lurk. Mostly, you all make me laugh with the outrageous stuff and it's a pleasure to visit.

As for naked fat white guy on an ottoman, this is about me, isn't it? BTW, I don't own an ottoman.

Posted by: Winston at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (tFY+3)

582 yo

Posted by: George at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (mwDlQ)

583 A note to new posters - when you say something profound people won't note it; they'll read it - nod their heads, think that's a good point, and move on. The main way to get responses is to say something stupid - people respond to that.

Posted by: An Observation at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (Egtr5)

584
I'm relatively new too and only comment on the art thread. I don't think I have anything to add in the political threads, but know a little about art, so I stay here and lurk elsewhere.

Morons are twitchy folk. They're more afraid of you than you are of them. Take it slow, no sudden movement or sounds, and one day they'll welcome you into the herd.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (nwqNw)

Ash.I get it-morons in the mist.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (nBr1j)

585 Morons are twitchy folk. They're more afraid of you than you are of them. Take it slow, no sudden movement or sounds, and one day they'll welcome you into the herd.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (nwqNw)


We Morons are a twitchy folk,
We quip and quip until we choke,
Loving all like friend and brother,
We hardly ever eat each other.

(Platinum Membership to whoever deduces the original from whence this riff came)

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (yUKyn)

586 You can have your memes but first you will blow me.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (hZqko)

587 Rules?


Now you tell me.

Posted by: Palin Steele at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (mwDlQ)

588 545 You know what's hard to believe?

I've been here like 13 years.

Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (tewYv)


Uhhh yeah blaster, we cant believe it either.

Man there are so many lines off that blaster. Do. Have to say I'm kidding?

Line 2: Boy sure seems longer than that.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (VezBU)

589 As for naked fat white guy on an ottoman, this is about me, isn't it? BTW, I don't own an ottoman.
Posted by: Winston at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (tFY+3)

Don't own an ottoman? You got rid of it? Why?

Posted by: blake at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (qC1Sy)

590 564
Posted by: New Commenter Glenn Close at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (oVJmc)

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uh

oh

Hide the bunnies!!!
__________________________________

And the 101 Dalmatians!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (ATVNj)

591 ARRGGGHHHHHH!!!! Once was too many to see naked Ottoman dude!

*

Apparently, I have missed most of the Drama among the commentariat lately. Therefore, it just seems like mostly Moron biz as usual to me. (At least, I hope it's not one of those things where I'm obviously the problem; as in, if you're playing poker and you don't know who the mark is....)

I think of most people in the library - they just want to read, and then a clot of protesters come in chanting. "HEY! HEY! This is LIBARRY!" 'ppreciate Ace & the cobs working to keep the libarry civilized.

Posted by: mindful webworker's burned-out eyeballs at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (ECLlc)

592 I been reading this place for quite some time, and I can't figure out what the barrel is.

I know I don't want to be there. I keep hearing about a AoS style guide, but I have yet to see a full copy.

But can you help a fella out?


The barrel is where you go when you fuck up the comments by blowing the margins, copy & pasting the ENTIRE thread, screwing up close tags leaving the italicans to boldly take over, etc.

Similar to sitting in the corner with a dunce cap on.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (XWb4y)

593 OK. Joke's over.

Posted by: Ottoman at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (zCyNd)

594 I tried to join in, but this place is not really

newbie friendly.

Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

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I lurked for a long time before screwing up enough courge to make my first post. I thought it out, dutifully typed it in, scanned an rescanned for errors, waitng another 10 minute to make sure I *really* wanted to pos it.

Hit Post.



Then.... all you assholes totally ignored it.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (8XRCm)

595 541 buzz weirdly i have a couple that picked up. crazy.

daywalkers, wall of shame and willowed.

so when i die at least i have that.

i guess.
Posted by: willow at November 06, 2017 10:58 AM (Zmz55)

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You'll get to heaven right after it closes

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (h/uSM)

596 "I'd still like to know what happened to Jim Webb. He dropped out after what, a single debate?"

Webb was a danger to Hillary because he could have grabbed 5 to 10% or more of the vote and shown how weak she was with Reagan Democrats, especially in the Midwest.

Does any one doubt that he was pushed out?

Hillary wanted a coronation and almost got it.

The biggest thing was Obama putting Biden on ice until Hillary got past that Congressional hearing. Biden was forced to publicly bow out the next day. Biden wanted to run, until Obama told him "it's not your night" and he got his one-way ticket to Palookaville, PA.

Biden could have beaten Trump.

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 06, 2017 11:06 AM (cAXIk)

597 >>Ash.I get it-morons in the mist.

And much like a gorilla, if suitably disturbed one will rip your arm off and beat you to death with it.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

598 Ash.I get it-morons in the mist.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (nBr1j)

Yeah, but don't get too freaked out when some of the older commenters start looking through your hair for ticks. It's meant to be an act of affection.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2017 11:06 AM (nwqNw)

599 583 A note to new posters - when you say something profound people won't note it; they'll read it - nod their heads, think that's a good point, and move on. The main way to get responses is to say something stupid - people respond to that.

Posted by: An Observation at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (Egtr5)

Good ways to get a response:

Boobs
Ask a rhetorical question
Say something outrageous

You can hit the trifecta and take over the comments if you can do all three in the same comment.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 06, 2017 11:06 AM (4ErVI)

600 583 A note to new posters - when you say something profound people won't note it; they'll read it - nod their heads, think that's a good point, and move on. The main way to get responses is to say something stupid - people respond to that.

Posted by: An Observation at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (Egtr5)

Oh thanks for giving away my secret.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:06 AM (VezBU)

601 All the art in art threads has snipers.

You just don't see the good ones.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 11:00 AM (gIRsn)


Well they are obviously missing here, because that fat bastard is still on the ottoman.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 11:06 AM (aMlLZ)

602 ***** starts compulsively listing every shutoff valve in the house and drafting 10 page checklist titled "before making a grocery run" ****

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 06, 2017 11:01 AM (u2cW9)

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It's been discussed before, but be sure to add AC condensate pump, drain line, and float switch to that list.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at November 06, 2017 11:06 AM (GQSqS)

603 My trouble all started when ace found out I was a Scandi.


http://tinyurl.com/63zklk8

Posted by: Palin Steele at November 06, 2017 11:07 AM (mwDlQ)

604 I been reading this place for quite some time, and I can't figure out what the barrel is.

But can you help a fella out?


The barrel is like that poor ottoman in the painting only
1000x worse. You don't really want to know what's in the barrel, and God help you if you get sent in there for forgetting to close tags, or doing something equally silly (copy and paste from Word seems to be a major contributor to the barrel).

Posted by: GMan (My kingdom for 10 feet of rope and some torches) at November 06, 2017 11:07 AM (sxq57)

605 Gillespie is a squish, but his winning will drive the Left nuts. Meanwhile the D party is imploding over Brazile saying that Hillary rigged the election. Donna is trying to back away from "rigged" but the likes of Fauxahontas are now on record.

Too much winning?
Posted by: Ignoramus

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I love that a RINO, NeverTrump swamp creature may end up winning purely because the race turned on immigration. I guess the usual Chamber of Commerce nonsense wasn't selling.

The Establishment has no problem taking these issues all the while hating on Trump.

Posted by: Maritime at November 06, 2017 11:07 AM (lKmt3)

606 Then.... all you assholes totally ignored it.
Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (8XRCm)
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Has anyone seen fixer today?

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 11:07 AM (UoSKV)

607
Yeah, but don't get too freaked out when some of the older commenters start looking through your hair for ticks. It's meant to be an act of affection.


Naw. Just means they want a snack.

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 11:07 AM (yUKyn)

608 Joey Bidet as President?

Mullahs of Tehran, "Hello President Paste, we demand another $1 billion."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:07 AM (3dqqG)

609 Good ways to get a response:

Boobs
Ask a rhetorical question
Say something outrageous

You can hit the trifecta and take over the comments if you can do all three in the same comment.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 06, 2017 11:06 AM (4ErVI)

THIS.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:08 AM (VezBU)

610 If you want people to respond to you, do one or more of the following:

-Be quick to the thread and have something insightful and/or witty to say

-Be a concern troll and/or post something remarkably stupid

-Trick AtC into looking at pictures of spiders


Note that not all types of replies are created equal.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 06, 2017 11:08 AM (OJXf7)

611 Has anyone seen fixer today?

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 11:07 AM (UoSKV)

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touche'

Well played ma'am. Well played indeed.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:08 AM (8XRCm)

612 if you don't like a threads tone go do something else. But come back. It'll change.
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Especially this.

Posted by: John Marston at November 06, 2017 11:08 AM (SkuXa)

613 -Trick AtC into looking at pictures of spiders

Are you trying to get people killed?

Posted by: GMan (My kingdom for 10 feet of rope and some torches) at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (sxq57)

614 Just WTF happened on that ONT where Muldoon got run off? And who were the sorry excuses for commenters responsible?

Seriously, I've gone long enough watching things and people I value go away. I'm not particularly tolerant of folks who trash those things for petty reasons. Selfish maybe, but, deal.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 09:41 AM (AM1GF)

I was there. Muldoon made a pun; a funny one. Two regulars, both of whom I respect, made jocular comments about murdering him, or burning down his house, which is pretty standard fare for responding to a pun, both here and elsewhere. Clearly jocular comments, I might add.

Now that evening happened to be the anniversary of Muldoon's father in law having been murdered in a yet-unsolved crime, and with that tragedy weighing on his heart, Muldoon chose to see the darkness of the comments, and not the humor, and the actual appreciation of the pun, which led to them, and he gave himself a time out.

Best I can make of it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (oPNmq)

615 I've been here like 13 years.



Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (tewYv)

What was First Prize? 10?

Posted by: this is not a chawade at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (zCyNd)

616 *curtsies*

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (UoSKV)

617 The valve under the sink in the master bath of the house we inherited last July broke and we didn't find out for a few weeks.

I'm estimating about $100,000 damage.
Posted by: jwest

_________

That really sucks, something similar happened to my parents but it was their Reverse Osmosis tank under their sink cracked.

After seeing that, I am now really anal about shutting the water off to my house when I leave for any sort of vacation.

I also installed a few water alarms in certain areas on teh floor. It's like a smoke detector that goes off when it gets wet.

Posted by: Maritime at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (lKmt3)

618 Commenters come and go.... I think back on the old ones.... wonder where they are... runningrn... pgis.... diogeneslamp... ynot....

Posted by: kraken at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (zSVEm)

619 I've seen paleface before. Never seen palebutt.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (/qEW2)

620 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (3dqqG)

Lol. See it's BRUTAL around here. And quit bringing up my salami

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Anna can't help it if she's hot.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (h/uSM)

621 Very tempted to put this piece as my desktop background image, so that I weird out my coworkers the next time we have a GoTo Meeting. I'd be like "What? It's art!"

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 06, 2017 11:10 AM (6pkrV)

622 The main way to get responses is to say something stupid - people respond to that.

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Also known as the BSG gambit.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:10 AM (8XRCm)

623 20 pounds unintended weight loss is not good, MP4.

Have you been to a doctor?

And what happened to your arm?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at November 06, 2017 10:45 AM (hMwEB)


I'm going to the doctor on Wednesday. Who knows what the weight loss is - diabetes? liver problems? Won't know until the blood work's back.

The arm? About a month and a half ago, I fell and hit the floor hard. The arm is getting better and doesn't hurt as much as it did, but it still hurts. Don't know if I fractured, twisted a nerve or pulled / tore a muscle. Again, something for the doc on Wednesday.

I'll keep you all up to date when I know.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 06, 2017 11:10 AM (X6fMO)

624 Biden could have beaten Trump.

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 06, 2017 11:06 AM (cAXIk)


I think so. Man, Obama really Nuked the Democrats, didn't he? I'm starting to feel warmer towards him.

For being even shittier than I thought he was.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:10 AM (CPk08)

625 The main way to get responses is to say something stupid - people respond to that.


Posted by: An Observation at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (Egtr5)

Don't horn in on our action....

Posted by: The Cobs at November 06, 2017 11:10 AM (wYseH)

626 Biden could have beaten Trump.
I know what you're saying because the MFM would have portrayed him as "good ol' uncle Joe" but I think Trump fighting Creepy Joe Biden would have worked against him too. Mind you, Biden would have had a different team that would have actually campaigned in the Rust Belt so who knows?

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 11:10 AM (mJ8mX)

627 Then.... all you assholes totally ignored it.
Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (8XRCm)


Yeah, I remember that post.

Posted by: jwest at November 06, 2017 11:10 AM (coYZ7)

628 To Hell with the Virginia GOP.

Just over the past couple of days I received like ten mailers from them reminding me to vote Gillespie. They sent me a couple of text messages as well, and how they got my number I have no idea.

I contrast this with their non-existence for Cuccinelli and frankly I'm inclined to sit this whole thing out.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 06, 2017 11:11 AM (tVWQB)

629 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE MAN HAS NO PANTS ON AND HIS NAKED HINEY IS ON THE WHITE SEAT AND MAYBE IT WILL LEAVE A POOPY MARK.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 06, 2017 11:11 AM (ATVNj)

630 "Slavish adherence to memes over substance"

I too sometimes have reservations about memes.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at November 06, 2017 11:11 AM (/qEW2)

631 Has anyone seen fixer today?
Who?

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (mJ8mX)

632 Geez I'm late to the party today - over 600 comments. Need more covfefe and will wait for a new post!

Posted by: Boots at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (EBwPV)

633 When comment threads commonly run 500 or more then it becomes harder to have conversations as what is said by anyone gets quickly buried 50 comments back. This is not a criticism, it just happens and I've seen several types of attempts to make it better but all have their own problems too.

For myself I just write if the mood strikes me and I have the time. Sometimes I'll read every comment but doing so leaves no time to comment myself before another thread goes up. I get willowed a lot (this will likely be one too). I write for my own reasons and if someone reads it and likes or dislikes what I say, that's just an extra. Writing is its own reward.

Posted by: geoffb at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (zOpu5)

634 Odd thing, I lurked for a while, jumped in, and eventually made such a nuisance of myself I guess folks just decided I belonged here. Don't let lack of response deter you.

(Oddly, in person I have difficulty "breaking in" to social groups, but lack that trouble online. Must be the relative anonymity, go figure.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (AM1GF)

635 621 Very tempted to put this piece as my desktop background image, so that I weird out my coworkers the next time we have a GoTo Meeting. I'd be like "What? It's art!"


LOL! We have our meetings on Skype. My background image is the cover of Tales From Topographic Oceans. It's artier than the cute kiddies and/or dogs everybody else has.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (ul9CR)

636 >>Biden could have beaten Trump.


Biden + Booker + coming in less than 2 mths before election, looking fresh and above it all compared to the battered Trump (thanks to MSM and GOPe).

Don't want to contemplate how that scenario would have played out...

Posted by: Lizzy at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (W+vEI)

637 620 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 10:57 AM (3dqqG)

Lol. See it's BRUTAL around here. And quit bringing up my salami

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Anna can't help it if she's hot.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (h/uSM)

She is a hot tamale. Is that racist?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (VezBU)

638 I love the book thread but rarely comment because I seem to be on a different page in terms of what I read than other commenters.
I take my faith very seriously but I never join in faith conversations because that's not what I come here for and I'm happy to let others do the commenting.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (nBr1j)

639 I been reading this place for quite some time, and I can't figure out what the barrel is.

I know I don't want to be there. I keep hearing about a AoS style guide, but I have yet to see a full copy.
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The barrel is metaphorical punishment for commenting errors like open italics tags, copypasting a comment from Word, or accidentally copypasting the entire thread.

AoS style guide doesn't formally exist, but is a collection of reminders of old euphemisms and phrasings, frequently brought up ironically (for example referring to Rick Wilson as 'friend of the blog' Rick Wilson which started after a coblog's heavily critical post regarding Wilson got disappeared, but these days comes up because Rick Wilson has fallen out of favor).

Often these are done to poke fun at ace, which can be fun on days he's in a good mood, or more fun and banworthy on days he is not.

Posted by: Methos at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (XQvuQ)

640 Now that evening happened to be the anniversary of Muldoon's father in law having been murdered in a yet-unsolved crime, and with that tragedy weighing on his heart, Muldoon chose to see the darkness of the comments, and not the humor, and the actual appreciation of the pun, which led to them, and he gave himself a time out.

Best I can make of it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (oPNmq)


Wow. That sucks. Hope he comes back.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (CPk08)

641 618 Commenters come and go.... I think back on the old ones.... wonder where they are... runningrn... pgis.... diogeneslamp... ynot....

Posted by: kraken at November 06, 2017 11:09 AM (zSVEm)


I saw a comment by runningrn a couple of days ago. Don't know what happened to pgis. Diogeneslamp I think got banned. Ynot I believe is a nevertrumper...or close to it.

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2017 11:13 AM (Enq6K)

642 Nyah??

Hot tamale? What am I lunch?

Don't answer that!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:13 AM (3dqqG)

643 That's one of the reasons I don't comment very often. The whole place is getting to seem very clique-ish, with the regulars all forming their own conversation pools.

I didn't like high school when I was in it, and I've never felt the desire to go back to it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 06, 2017 11:13 AM (l9m7l)

644 Geez must have been some real drama over the weekend. I occasionally stopped in but didn't see anything unusual.

Sad to see some of favorites are gone.

MPPP. please keep us posted, praying for you and hope everything will be okay.

Posted by: Jewells45 canhandleyourjewels at November 06, 2017 11:13 AM (zRZaJ)

645 PDT did not bow to Japan's Abe.
-WZ

Dog Eater would have been on his knees.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (mcI77)

646 I also think Biden would have won.

I mean even against the most unlikable, corrupt candidate in my lifetime, Trump lost the popular vote and won a handful of Rust Belt states only by like 1%.

It's still impressive, especially considering how little money Trump spent in the race because donors sat on their hands, but Biden would have out performed Hillary by at least 1%.

I do think though Trump will be FAR stronger for his reelection bid. Presidents get reelected like 80% of the time and the Democrat primary will be an expensive bloodbath.

Posted by: Maritime at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (G/kZc)

647 Is that racist?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (VezBU)


The answer to that question is always "yes."

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (CPk08)

648 If mental health is the topic today, I'll mention what I'm going through with my 93 year old mother. My mother has always been a difficult person and, in particular, dislikes both of my sisters' husbands. (As far as I know, she doesn't dislike Mrs. Wrecks although she hates her mother.) Forty years ago, my younger sister broke off an engagement to her fiance and took up with an older, divorced man with kids. She eventually married him and they remained happily married for thirty plus years until his death. My mother refused to meet him for ten years and eventually met him only because he and my sister forced him on her. He was not a bad guy (although a definite atheist leftist).

My mother is definitely failing physically and mentally. She is obsessed with her belief that that this son in law has ruined her life and our family because of some lies that may or may not have been told 40 years ago during the ending of the engagement and, regardless, were not told to her. A couple of weeks ago, she called my older sister and me (younger sister is not local) over to discuss something important. The important thing is that it has been revealed to her that younger sister's husband was (or is) Satan himself. That's why his acts from 40 years ago an continue to ruin her life even though his physical manifestation has now been dead for years.

Yes, she's gone full Church Lady.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (Nwg0u)

649 Boobs
Ask a rhetorical question
Say something outrageous

You can hit the trifecta and take over the comments if you can do all three in the same comment.

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Does anyone want to paint my bewbs with Nutella?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (h/uSM)

650 https://post___.org/image/86rjx1yxd7/

My kid's distributive property homework. The teacher's example is the first one, with 10 as the answer. She got the right answer, but unfortunately did not use the distributive property to get it.

He brought home a bar graph the other day showing distances jumped by kangaroos, men, women, frogs. It showed men jumping farther than women. "I think this graph is sexist."

They can teach hypersensitivity to potential sexism just fine. It's the math they have trouble getting across.

Posted by: spoonfeed me at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (1vsiQ)

651 626 Biden could have beaten Trump.
I know what you're saying because the MFM would have portrayed him as "good ol' uncle Joe" but I think Trump fighting Creepy Joe Biden would have worked against him too. Mind you, Biden would have had a different team that would have actually campaigned in the Rust Belt so who knows?

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 11:10 AM (mJ8mX)

Surely Trump would have talked about Biden's creepiness and stupidity.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (nBr1j)

652 Often these are done to poke fun at ace, which can be fun on days he's in a good mood, or more fun and banworthy on days he is not.



Is that where Ace bans us or bans himself?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (XWb4y)

653 The main way to get responses is to say something stupid - people respond to that.

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Also known as the BSG gambit.
Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:10 AM (8XRCm)

there is another...like the B gambit - instantaneous responses !

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 11:15 AM (QC/4S)

654 aren't assholes fuckable, rather than fucking?

Fan of Hope Solo's self portraits?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 06, 2017 11:15 AM (IcT7t)

655 Cheese memes cat filter memes blackdiamond memes Charles Gibson memes busty lesbian memes ben rothlisberger memes butt weld flange memes rothko memes brian dennehy memes en fuego shouting memes Amy Schumer memes sniper memes elbow memes

Posted by: Memes for Sale at November 06, 2017 11:15 AM (QQ+il)

656 >>>I didn't like high school when I was in it, and I've never felt the desire to go back to it.

:::walks by with underwear elastic over head and KICK ME sign on back:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus at November 06, 2017 11:15 AM (EWlfz)

657 606 Then.... all you assholes totally ignored it.
Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:05 AM (8XRCm)
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Has anyone seen fixer today?

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 11:07 AM (UoSKV)

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can we ban whoever responded to his second post?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks at November 06, 2017 11:15 AM (h/uSM)

658 >>That's one of the reasons I don't comment very often. The whole place is getting to seem very clique-ish, with the regulars all forming their own conversation pools.

Disagree with the common wisdom on a certain topic and watch how fast cliquishness breaks down.

Honestly, I think people take this too seriously. It's a blog not a therapy course.

If you have an opinion on a topic then give it. If people don't agree with you then so be it. Your life will go on.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (/tuJf)

659 You are going to b l a z e down that path aren't you?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (3dqqG)

660 Does anyone want to paint my bewbs with Nutella?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (h/uSM)

BOOM!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (4ErVI)

661
She is a hot tamale. Is that racist?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (VezBU)

No.

Posted by: Clifton Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (zCyNd)

662 I get willowed a lot (this will likely be one too). I write for my own reasons and if someone reads it and likes or dislikes what I say, that's just an extra. Writing is its own reward.

Posted by: geoffb at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (zOpu5)

Huh, ya know come to think of it all my really well thought out intelligent comments get willowed. I mean some of them are pure genius. But you guys only get to see the very few retarded ones and I have to live with that reputation. Sad.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (VezBU)

663 That's one of the reasons I don't comment very often. The whole place is getting to seem very clique-ish, with the regulars all forming their own conversation pools.

I didn't like high school when I was in it, and I've never felt the desire to go back to it.

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Wait. Does this mean I'm a cool kid? Because if so, that's the first time that ever happened.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (Nwg0u)

664 Mind you, Biden would have had a different team that would have actually campaigned in the Rust Belt so who knows?
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Isn't Biden's claim to "fame" being from Scranton? You know he would have banged that drum non-stop. Unlike Cankles who craved the adoration of the harveywood elites and surrounded herself with them, just like Barky and Billy Jeff did.

She despises the deplorables and doesn't want their cooties anywhere near her. Biden is a lifelong pol who knows how to count votes and doesn't care where they come from.

Posted by: Boots at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (EBwPV)

665 I contrast this with their non-existence for Cuccinelli and frankly I'm inclined to sit this whole thing out.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks

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I think that's a classic "cutting your nose off to spite your face" move.

If anything, Gillespie pulling this out will suddenly show Republicans that Trump's message on immigration is a political winner, even in blueish/purple states.

Posted by: Maritime at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (G/kZc)

666 Does anyone want to paint my bewbs with Nutella?
Posted by: Christina Hendricks at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (h/uSM)


The answer to THAT question is ALSO always "yes". Lotta rhetorical questions here today.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:17 AM (CPk08)

667 That's one of the reasons I don't comment very often. The whole place is getting to seem very clique-ish, with the regulars all forming their own conversation pools.

I didn't like high school when I was in it, and I've never felt the desire to go back to it.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


After 100 comments start talking about guns. I'm in.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 11:17 AM (XWb4y)

668 can we ban whoever responded to his second post?
Posted by: Christina Hendricks at November 06, 2017 11:15 AM (h/uSM)

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**warms up cold Nutella in the palm of my hands.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:17 AM (8XRCm)

669 I think it's a huge mistake to assume that because no one responds directly to one's post, it means nobody read it or appreciated it.

Ever look at the "views" versus "replies" at sites that put those stats up for the public to see? (example: The Hoffman Forums music discussion site.) The "views" will be in the hundreds before there's a half-dozen replies, generally.

It's good to remember that the world does not wait with bated breath for every utterance a 'ron makes.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 06, 2017 11:17 AM (ul9CR)

670
Overall, though, the older I get, the quieter I become.

Posted by: kraken
______________________

Yeah,, me too....


*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 06, 2017 11:17 AM (qwWmT)

671 *taps chin and ponders*

Next writing project?

Or fix something to eat.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:17 AM (3dqqG)

672 It would have been interesting to see Joke Biden denouncing Trump's p***y grabbing comments, while standing in a room full of women, with Joke comforting each one by awkwardly rubbing their shoulders, sniffing their hair, and whispering in their ears.


Then they could all go back to his house for a skinny dipping pool party.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at November 06, 2017 11:17 AM (hZqko)

673 If Gillespie wins, will he be able to simply undo McAuliffe's allowing convicted felons to vote, or would that be blocked by a Hawaiian judge? (sometimes, memes are an appropriate shorthand to refer to a problem).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 11:17 AM (/qEW2)

674 Did you folks know that water damage companies take samples of the carpeting they are throwing away and send them to a third party "lab"?

The lab analysis tells them the quality of the carpet for replacement value.

File this under "shit you've never heard of until you've got a wet ceiling laying on the floor".

Posted by: jwest at November 06, 2017 11:18 AM (coYZ7)

675 507 Can I still point out that you aren't posting much art? I mean, this is not art. No trees, no cabins. Bupkes. Not to make an ad hominem attack, but this is the art thread, right? So post some art.

Hmm. Third declension? So that'd be:

bupkis bupkes
bupkis bupkium
bupki bupkibus
bupkem bupkes
bupke bupkibus
bupkis bupkes

Pretty sure that should've been "bupkibus", due to the well-known ablative of student annoyance.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 06, 2017 11:18 AM (v3pYe)

676 Anon Wrecks, I'm so sorry to hear all that. How difficult that must be for all of you.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2017 11:18 AM (UoSKV)

677
blaze is fine - cant add the R tho.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:18 AM (8XRCm)

678 The key to Trump's victory was boosting the turnout of the largest cohort of all, white non-college. It wouldn't have worked as well against Biden, who can fake "I'm from Scranton."

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 06, 2017 11:18 AM (cAXIk)

679 At least the Number of the Beast comment was about bewbs...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:18 AM (3dqqG)

680 WRT marine spar varnish-

I am reminded of the story about a man who drank a quart of varnish. It was a terrible end, but a beautiful finish.

Posted by: boat builder at November 06, 2017 11:18 AM (m08oG)

681 Don't answer that!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:13 AM (3dqqG)

Yeah, smart move kiddo.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (VezBU)

682 **warms up cold Nutella in the palm of my hands.


Oh, is the thread doing nicknames for the little guy now?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (gIRsn)

683 670
Overall, though, the older I get, the quieter I become.

Posted by: kraken
______________________

Yeah,, me too....


*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 06, 2017 11:17 AM (qwWmT)


Not noticeably.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (CPk08)

684 From the sidebar, quoting assistant dipshit, Tim Kaine and the election:

I thought we would win, but I was more wary than many for the simple
reason that the U.S. had never elected a woman president and still has a
poor track record of electing women to federal office.


Yeah, Tim, misogyny: That's why you lost.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (LISuA)

685 643 That's one of the reasons I don't comment very often. The whole place is getting to seem very clique-ish, with the regulars all forming their own conversation pools.

I didn't like high school when I was in it, and I've never felt the desire to go back to it.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 06, 2017 11:13 AM (l9m7l)

The reason I comment is mostly internal.... throw what I'm thinking out of myself. I have kinda sorta loner tendencies... most people are not interested in what I'm interested in.

So I come here and blather.... we are pretty much fictional characters at AoS.... anonymity, pixels on a screen.
That produces the most brutal honesty, and outrageous lying.
The place is fun.

Posted by: kraken at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (zSVEm)

686 641 Ynot I believe is a nevertrumper...or close to it.

We followed each other on Twitter, but I had to unfollow bc she was so strident in her Trump hate. She claimed to have voted for Johnson. I miss her Tweets. I hate that this election cost so much in so many ways.

Posted by: Ever at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (QZdJj)

687 Surely Trump would have talked about Biden's creepiness and stupidity.
Considering Trump tailored his campaigns, primaries and election, to match his opponents, I'm sure he would have come up with a winning theme against Biden too. And I was worried at the time that Biden would win the race because I thought he'd be alot tougher than unlikeable Crooked Hillary.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (mJ8mX)

688 You also cannot post the name

V e r a B a k e r .

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (8XRCm)

689 Hell, was in Bass Pro Shops this weekend getting shoes.
Wandered over by gun dept. Wife mentioned she'd like a shotgun. Winning! Now in the market for a Remington 870 Express in 20 ga!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (XWb4y)

690 Biden totally would have beaten Trump. Most of the Democrat blue collar types who voted for Trump would have gone for old Joe--as would many Republicans. So would those would an aversion to a woman president-- there were not as many of those as liberals claim, but they are out there.
But it was Hillary's turn so the deck was cleared....
For Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 11:20 AM (7uYFy)

691
Isn't Biden's claim to "fame" being from Scranton? You know he would
have banged that drum non-stop. Unlike Cankles who craved the
adoration of the harveywood elites and surrounded herself with them,
just like Barky and Billy Jeff did.


-----

We pulled down the statue of Biden because he fought against the hispanic transgendered slaves in the civil war.

Posted by: Antifa of Scranton at November 06, 2017 11:20 AM (zCyNd)

692 The comments aren't as good as they were a few years ago, I have to say.

Posted by: dagny at November 06, 2017 11:20 AM (H9oCG)

693 Hmm. Third declension? So that'd be:

bupkis bupkes
bupkis bupkium
bupki bupkibus
bupkem bupkes
bupke bupkibus
bupkis bupkes

Pretty sure that should've been "bupkibus", due to the well-known ablative of student annoyance.
Posted by: Anachronda at November 06, 2017 11:18 AM (v3pYe)


Never try to Latinize the Germanic.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:20 AM (CPk08)

694 "Don't be a dick." Yep. That says it all.

Meantime, that piece of art was a harsh way to start the week, my man! Appropriate, of course, to have a portrait of Hillary sobbing over her loss one year later as the cover piece, but still...no one wants to see that!

Posted by: BetaPhi at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (R7JzZ)

695 the primary and election were pretty costly around here. Lots of people left and most of the Cobs did as well.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (4ErVI)

696 Does anyone want to paint my bewbs with Nutella?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (h/uSM)


Can we use my tongue as a paint brush?

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (aMlLZ)

697 Never try to Latinize the Germanic.

Last time they tried that, Rome lost three Legions.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (3dqqG)

698 684 From the sidebar, quoting assistant dipshit, Tim Kaine and the election:

I thought we would win, but I was more wary than many for the simple
reason that the U.S. had never elected a woman president and still has a
poor track record of electing women to federal office.

Yeah, Tim, misogyny: That's why you lost.
Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (LISuA)

Has he considered the possibility that she lost because she was saddled with an imbecilic running mate?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (nBr1j)

699 Disregard the article on Drudge about offshore money laundering. !!!Let's have a concert!!!

Posted by: Bono at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (mcI77)

700 OK I told myself i would get a life. yeah, I asked for ideas from you reprobates. I'll never do that again. Luego. Be kind to each other.

*laughs hysterically *

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (VezBU)

701 608 Joey bidet

Well, Mr. Foreign mullah minister I have been in scrapes much more intense than this in Scranton and I must sa unequivocally that I'm tough and president Obama being clean and so well spoken I mean., we'll, we must analyse this. I mean it's tough and reflexively, I must. It's complicated and...

Mullah : so that's a yes?

Joey bidet - yes, but in euros, because US$, we'll that's against the Law

Posted by: Ed gibbon at November 06, 2017 11:22 AM (qC5wk)

702 Newbs, people aren't ignoring your posts, per se.

I think most people scan quickly over the comments, looking for replies to theirs, first and foremost.

So technically, I suppose they are ignoring yours, but they're also ignoring a lot of others' as well, but only because they're looking for something specific.

I have apparently scanned right over Muldoon and Mike Hammer getting in to it.

I frankly refuse to believe such a thing and am going to need an explanation, or for someone to point me to the thread in which this happened.

I still cannot figure out how grown-ass men and women can get so worked up about what total strangers in the fucking comment section of a blog say.

Sticks and stones, people; sticks and stones, for fucks sake.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 06, 2017 11:22 AM (cTq50)

703 Nutella on Christina Hendrick 's boobs... I mean, it's not peanut butter, but I'd manage.

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at November 06, 2017 11:22 AM (hZqko)

704 Surely Trump would have talked about Biden's creepiness and stupidity.
Considering Trump tailored his campaigns, primaries and election, to match his opponents, I'm sure he would have come up with a winning theme against Biden too. And I was worried at the time that Biden would win the race because I thought he'd be alot tougher than unlikeable Crooked Hillary.
Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (mJ8m

Yeah, but Biden would have shucked-and-jived, smiled maniacally and laughed hysterically the whole time--just like he did with Ryan in '12--and the response from the voters would have been, "Oh, that's just Joe..."

Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 11:22 AM (7uYFy)

705 Gillespie is a squish

-
HE'S A NAZI!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 11:23 AM (Nwg0u)

706 Disregard the article on Drudge about offshore money laundering. !!!Let's have a concert!!!



Posted by: Bono


It's beautiful day
For tax cheats to get locked away

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 06, 2017 11:23 AM (IcT7t)

707 Biden would have been a punching bag for Trump. Biden had so many gaffes in his past and was wrong on so many issues that the negative ads could have written themselves.

Biden talks tough when he monologues and is surrounded by a compliant press corps. Trump would eat his lunch.

Also, with the exception of Barack Obama, who never did anything in the U.S. Senate, and since Richard Nixon, the U.S. voters don't elect former U.S. senators to president.

Please see Hillary Clinton, Bob Dole, John McCain, John Kerry, Al Gore and Walter Mondale.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 06, 2017 11:23 AM (ATVNj)

708 The comments aren't as good as they were a few years ago, I have to say.

==

more politically charged atmosphere, make or break elections of 2014 and 2016; now it's all fun and games...and impeachment

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 11:23 AM (QC/4S)

709 Hell, was in Bass Pro Shops this weekend getting shoes.

Wandered over by gun dept. Wife mentioned she'd like a shotgun. Winning! Now in the market for a Remington 870 Express in 20 ga
====================================

Will that be the fully automatic assault model? Will it have the thingee that goes up?

Posted by: Piers Morgan at November 06, 2017 11:23 AM (LISuA)

710 but the real question ...

do we get the chimp punk today ...
or the anticipated return of contemplative gorilla?

either is fine, but hope the gorilla swings free soon ...
rehab not that much fun

Posted by: illiniwek at November 06, 2017 11:23 AM (/aIFg)

711 662
I get willowed a lot (this will likely be one too). I write for my own
reasons and if someone reads it and likes or dislikes what I say, that's
just an extra. Writing is its own reward.



Posted by: geoffb at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (zOpu5)



Huh, ya know come to think of it all my really well thought out
intelligent comments get willowed. I mean some of them are pure genius.
But you guys only get to see the very few retarded ones and I have to
live with that reputation. Sad.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (VezBU)

HAHA. I am always last to figure out there is a new thread. Some of my best work, too, is posted after the new thread is up. As a private joke to my self I always go back and post Last after first is claimed on the new thread. Go ahead...check and see.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (ymnmz)

712 >>Biden totally would have beaten Trump.

Not so sure. Hell, I'm not convinced Biden would have beaten Bernie in the primaries.

The media loves to focus on the fracturing of the right but they almost totally ignore how far left the base of the Democrat Party has gone. It's not obvious that Hillary had to cheat a lot to beat Bernie and she was a lot closer to Dem royalty than Biden ever was.

Biden has been in a couple Presidential primaries and got smoked badly in both of them. His crazy uncle shit plays well with the adoring media but I'm not convinced he would play all that well nationally, particularly with the leftward drift of today's Democrat Party.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (/tuJf)

713 As stupid as it sounds, a lot of candidates win or lose based on likability.

I think we can agree Hillary is about as unlikable as they come, could anyone go lower? Biden is a jackass, but Trump has a lot of those same qualities, so I could see it being neutralized.

I don't think Biden is a strong candidate, but he just didn't have the same weaknesses Hillary did.

We dodged a bullet. My big fear when Hillary collapsed was they were going to swap her out.

Posted by: Maritime at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (G/kZc)

714 697 Never try to Latinize the Germanic.

Last time they tried that, Rome lost three Legions.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (3dqqG)


I think Il Duce thought he was hot shit for the same reason. Same outcome too.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (CPk08)

715 I just assume that my comments are too awesome to comment on, and continue taking to myself...

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (QC/4S)

716 Clique-ishness.

No one will visit this very educational website because it goes against the conventional wisdom.

howdovaccinescauseautism.com

You'll want to share it.


Posted by: Clique me at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (1vsiQ)

717 >>Has he considered the possibility that she lost because she was saddled with an imbecilic running mate?

That she seemed to have picked a guy so bland as to not up-stage her.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 06, 2017 11:25 AM (W+vEI)

718 What, no autopsy photos of Helen Thomas available?

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at November 06, 2017 11:25 AM (bML9A)

719 I think Il Duce thought he was hot shit for the same reason. Same outcome too.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (CPk0

Yeah, bt Il Douche COST the Germans three "legions" trying to keep him propped up....

Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 11:25 AM (7uYFy)

720 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 06, 2017 11:13 AM (l9m7l)

I hope I don't make you feel that way, Beck!

I do tend to try and answer people back who "talk" to me, but I am not doing so to ignore anyone else.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 06, 2017 11:25 AM (cTq50)

721 I still cannot figure out how grown-ass men and women can get so worked up about what total strangers in the fucking comment section of a blog say.

Sticks and stones, people; sticks and stones, for fucks sake.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 06, 2017 11:22 AM (cTq50)


https://xkcd.com/386/

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:26 AM (CPk08)

722 HAHA. I am always last to figure out there is a new thread. Some of my best work, too, is posted after the new thread is up. As a private joke to my self I always go back and post Last after first is claimed on the new thread. Go ahead...check and see.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (ymnmz)

LOL! I've seen that because I try it. i gonna wait you out next time. Lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:26 AM (VezBU)

723 Local citizens say Rene Boucher, the 59-year-old man who assaulted Paul, was a socialist who frequently fought with neighbors about health care policies and other liberal issues

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2017 10:20 AM (5y11N)

I expect that Rand is going to wind up owning Boucher's house.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 06, 2017 11:26 AM (oPNmq)

724 639I keep hearing about a AoS style guide, but I have yet to see a full copy.
---
AoS style guide doesn't formally exist...


And a lot of what does is exist is problematic because some sections are copied wholesale from "Stuff Jefferson Said, Extended Revised Edition" to up the word count.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 06, 2017 11:26 AM (sGtp+)

725 Biden got beaten twice in Democrat primaries.

Biden is as white as Hillary. Whiter, I guess, because he doesn't carry hot sauce in his pocket book.

Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (tewYv)

726 Still no neu thread to save us from the Wreck of the Ottoman.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (3dqqG)

727 The fat guy sat on the sniper.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (NWiLs)

728 Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (QC/4S)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (cTq50)

729 Hell, I'm not convinced Biden would have beaten Bernie in the primaries.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (/tuJf)

Bingo!

And Bernie would have energized the deeply ignorant and stupid campus vote for the general election. It would have been touch-and-go.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (wYseH)

730 That Esquire piece in the sidebar is a real hoot. And the liberals quoted are just as smug and out of touch now as they were a year ago...on that glorious night.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (7uYFy)

731 I get willowed a lot (this will likely be one too). I write for my own
reasons and if someone reads it and likes or dislikes what I say, that's
just an extra. Writing is its own reward.



Posted by: geoffb at November 06, 2017 11:12 AM (zOpu5)



Huh, ya know come to think of it all my really well thought out
intelligent comments get willowed. I mean some of them are pure genius.
But you guys only get to see the very few retarded ones and I have to
live with that reputation. Sad.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:16 AM (VezBU)

HAHA. I am always last to figure out there is a new thread. Some of my best work, too, is posted after the new thread is up. As a private joke to my self I always go back and post Last after first is claimed on the new thread. Go ahead...check and see.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (ymnmz)

It honestly makes me laugh. Whenever I put some honest thought into a comment it gets willowed. Pretty much 100 percent of the time. I think that is at least partly because of the time I put into what I want to say and whether or not I want to say it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (nBr1j)

732 No one will visit this very educational website because it goes against the conventional wisdom.

You know that's bullshit, right? That the doctor that started all the vaccine-autism link crap had to withdraw his study because he faked the research?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (IcT7t)

733 I still remember ACE's headline: Hillary Picks Tim Kaine as Running Mate, for Some Reason

Heh

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (ul9CR)

734 It's just this war and that lying son-of-a-bitch Johnson, Ever.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (mJ8mX)

735 I expect that Rand is going to wind up owning Boucher's house.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 06, 2017 11:26 AM (oPNmq)

========

I could also see him not wanting to pursue such actions in order to "foster amity" or some such shit.

If it were me, I'd destroy the SOB. Figuratively, of course.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (vg8iE)

736 By all means comment. You won't say things well until after you have said them poorly and refined your opinion.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 06, 2017 11:28 AM (rnAwa)

737 686 641 Ynot I believe is a nevertrumper...or close to it.

We followed each other on Twitter, but I had to unfollow bc she was so strident in her Trump hate. She claimed to have voted for Johnson. I miss her Tweets. I hate that this election cost so much in so many ways.

Posted by: Ever at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (QZdJj)


I get that people supported other candidates in the primary. I even get that they did not like Trump after he won the nomination. What I do not get is the over the top hatred of Trump NOW. Seriously, is he doing things you truly hate or can you just not get out of the way of your own ego?

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2017 11:28 AM (Enq6K)

738 OK I told myself i would get a life. yeah, I asked for ideas from you reprobates. I'll never do that again. Luego. Be kind to each other.

*laughs hysterically *
Posted by: Cannibal Bob



Laughs maniacally.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 11:28 AM (XWb4y)

739 After seeing this painting, I may never be able to prepare and enjoy beer-can chicken ever again.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at November 06, 2017 11:28 AM (1d5m3)

740 Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:26 AM (CPk0

That is hysterical!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 06, 2017 11:28 AM (cTq50)

741 Biden has been in a couple Presidential primaries
and got smoked badly in both of them. His crazy uncle shit plays well
with the adoring media but I'm not convinced he would play all that well
nationally, particularly with the leftward drift of today's Democrat
Party.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (/tuJf)
============================Agree. Uncle Joe doesn't scare me at all. He did, however, frighten female children of nominees. It's a small miracle he hasn't been Weinsteined.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at November 06, 2017 11:28 AM (LISuA)

742 639I keep hearing about a AoS style guide, but I have yet to see a full copy.
---
AoS style guide doesn't formally exist...

And a lot of what does is exist is problematic because some sections are copied wholesale from "Stuff Jefferson Said, Extended Revised Edition" to up the word count.
Posted by: Anachronda at November 06, 2017 11:26 AM (sGtp+)

And the roach burns and value-rite spills make it hard to read. gees, someone tell me to fuck off so i can leave.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:28 AM (VezBU)

743 Nood pierced ape

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (ul9CR)

744 Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (QC/4S)


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (cTq50)

talking !!!!

Posted by: runner at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (QC/4S)

745 696 Does anyone want to paint my bewbs with Nutella?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (h/uSM)


Can we use my tongue as a paint brush?
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (aMlLZ)

---

then what will you remove it with?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (h/uSM)

746 Has he considered the possibility that she lost because she was saddled with an imbecilic running mate?
-----------------------

Since the election we've found out that Kreepy Kaine's son is a member of antifa and a real live domestic terrorist. Nice family values there.

Posted by: Boots at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (EBwPV)

747 I hate that this election cost so much in so many ways.

Posted by: Ever at November 06, 2017 11:19 AM (QZdJj)

-----

Yeah..... but chemjeff.

Break even.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (8XRCm)

748 Wandered over by gun dept. Wife mentioned she'd like a shotgun. Winning! Now in the market for a Remington 870 Express in 20 ga
====================================

Will that be the fully automatic assault model? Will it have the thingee that goes up?
Posted by: Piers Morgan



Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (XWb4y)

749 I could also see him not wanting to pursue such actions in order to "foster amity" or some such shit.

Rand Paul doesn't strike me as big on the "amity" thing he's almost - ALMOST - as big a shit stirrer as McCain.

I think he is going to own Boucher's house and Boucher will mow his lawn for the rest of his life.

Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (tewYv)

750 I do tend to try and answer people back who "talk" to me, but I am not doing so to ignore anyone else.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 06, 2017 11:25 AM (cTq50)

I was so startled the first time someone replied to something I posted my mind sort of went blank. (okay, reverted to its natural state) Then, when ATc quote me, well..and, usually, by the time I figure out someone quoted me, the thread is blown up to the point I figure there's no point in replying, even if I did have anything to add.

Posted by: blake at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (qC1Sy)

751 Yeah, bt Il Douche COST the Germans three "legions" trying to keep him propped up....
Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 11:25 AM (7uYFy)


LOL. Good point.

Of course, the stupid fucker also managed to lose political control of Italy, got a lot of Anglo-Americans killed, and got the Italian Jewish community deported anyways...

Anyway, Germanic and Latinate should simply try to play in different sandboxes. It's better for everybody involved.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (CPk08)

752 Some people have said I look like an uncircumcised penis. I think I look the guy in this painting with a better head shave.

Remember, never read the fine print in any GOP legislation.


Posted by: Rep. Kevin Brady at November 06, 2017 11:30 AM (mcI77)

753 >>And a lot of what does is exist is problematic because some sections are copied wholesale from "Stuff Jefferson Said, Extended Revised Edition" to up the word count.

Stuff Jefferson Said is one of the all time best troll take downs.

I miss Dave in Texas and some of the old timers.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 11:30 AM (/tuJf)

754 then what will you remove it with?
Posted by: Christina Hendricks



Fingers.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2017 11:30 AM (XWb4y)

755 OK I told myself i would get a life. yeah, I asked for ideas from you reprobates. I'll never do that again. Luego. Be kind to each other.

*laughs hysterically *
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 06, 2017 11:21 AM (VezBU)

---

as a cannibal i'd think you get lives on a semi-regular basis

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 11:30 AM (h/uSM)

756 Hell, I'm not convinced Biden would have beaten Bernie in the primaries.

Posted by: JackStraw

_________

I honestly wonder though how much of Bernie's appeal was simply being the only "Not Hillary" candidate.

Had Biden jumped in from the get go, I think Bernie would have been the Ron Paul of the race.

Posted by: Maritime at November 06, 2017 11:30 AM (G/kZc)

757 Shooter had front ballistic plate, no back plate. Never read Blackhawk Down I guess.

Posted by: John Marston at November 06, 2017 11:30 AM (SkuXa)

758 We Morons are a twitchy folk,
We quip and quip until we choke,
Loving all like friend and brother,
We hardly ever eat each other.

(Platinum Membership to whoever deduces the original from whence this riff came)

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (yUKyn)


========

The rabbit has a pleasant face
His private life is a disgrace
I really could not tell to you
The awful things that rabbits do.

- Amy Levy

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 11:30 AM (/qEW2)

759 Hers a good idea for those that get their best comments willowed. Save them in Word and repost them later!

Posted by: The Barrel at November 06, 2017 11:31 AM (VezBU)

760 My opinion is that I need eye bleach after viewing that painting (WHY, for the love of God, would anyone paint that?!?).

Posted by: redbanzai at November 06, 2017 11:31 AM (SrkNc)

761 Hell, I'm not convinced Biden would have beaten Bernie in the primaries.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 11:24 AM (/tuJf)

Bingo!

And Bernie would have energized the deeply ignorant and stupid campus vote for the general election. It would have been touch-and-go.....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 06, 2017 11:27 AM (wYseH)

I'm convinced that Hillary or no Hillary, the Democrats were NEVER going to let that old Boshevik be their nominee.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 11:31 AM (7uYFy)

762 I still occassionally comment, but it's the same thing: very, very seldom do people reply or acknowledge. It's like poor kdabear's daily compliance pics in the ONT: no one ever responds to them, so why does he do it? They aren't appreciated.

Posted by: Vanceone at November 06, 2017 10:24 AM (A9Gmy)

Just because your comments don't get an automatic chorus of cheers, don't think they aren't being read and appreciated. They are. And kbdabear's compliance pics do have their fans, and appreciative comments do get made.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 06, 2017 11:32 AM (oPNmq)

763 WTF goes on around here when I'm not reading?
Every couple of days is another admonishment to keep it civil, and yet I guess I'm missing all the dust-ups.

Who's been banned lately?

CBD that picture is as nasty as a rerun as it was the first time.
Must be like ONTs get Yoko for punishment, daywalkers get Shitskid Ottoman

Posted by: George, George, George of the Jungle at November 06, 2017 11:32 AM (z79tQ)

764 Does anyone want to paint my bewbs with Nutella?
Posted by: Christina Hendricks at November 06, 2017 11:14 AM (h/uSM)

As long as I get to lick it off after.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2017 11:32 AM (NWiLs)

765 Joe "dumber than a bag of dead hamsters" Biden could not have won.






at least I hope he couldn't have won. (Gore is smarter and has more charm than uncle Joe)

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 06, 2017 11:32 AM (0OmEj)

766 After seeing this painting, I may never be able to prepare and enjoy beer-can chicken ever again.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent


You weren't supposed to try to use a whole keg...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at November 06, 2017 11:32 AM (AM1GF)

767 NOOD.

Punk monkey.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 06, 2017 11:32 AM (HiDrR)

768 And now, a word from master diplomat John Kerry.

Christiane Amanpour @camanpour
Pres Trump's rhetoric has "stepped over the line" and has "given North Korea reason to say, 'Hey, we need a bomb,'" @johnkerry tells me.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 11:32 AM (Nwg0u)

769 I'll do what I can to be a good commenter, but its not every day we get to plan Ace's wedding, or give advice on meeting your boyfriends parents for the first time.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 06, 2017 11:32 AM (hyuyC)

770 I've been here like 13 years.



Posted by: blaster at November 06, 2017 10:59 AM (tewYv)

--

Parole board meets in December, good luck.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 06, 2017 11:33 AM (7ZVPa)

771 first Last

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 06, 2017 11:33 AM (h/uSM)

772 We Morons are a twitchy folk,
We quip and quip until we choke,
Loving all like friend and brother,
We hardly ever eat each other.

(Platinum Membership to whoever deduces the original from whence this riff came)

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 11:04 AM (yUKyn)

========

The rabbit has a pleasant face
His private life is a disgrace
I really could not tell to you
The awful things that rabbits do.

- Amy Levy
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 11:30 AM (/qEW2)


Nobody reads/remembers Bored Of The Rings any more?

Posted by: filbert at November 06, 2017 11:33 AM (yUKyn)

773 702 I still cannot figure out how grown-ass men and women can get so worked up about what total strangers in the fucking comment section of a blog say.

Respectfully, I don't think "worked up" is a proper correlative. I only post, on occasion, here and would LOVE for someone to give me some insight on creating a WH petition to request Sessions to resign, bc I see that as the only way to rid us of Mueller. I know you can hit Google and get the Instructions, but creating one that would have an audience is the key. Lots of smart folks here, with political savvy would be helpful. But, so far, no response.

Posted by: Ever at November 06, 2017 11:33 AM (QZdJj)

774 Christiane Amanpour @camanpour
Pres Trump's rhetoric has "stepped over the line" and has "given North Korea reason to say, 'Hey, we need a bomb,'" @johnkerry tells me.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 06, 2017 11:32 AM (Nwg0u)

Sure. They are just setting Trump up for the blame if/when Fat Boy finally makes good on the Kim family fantasy....

Posted by: JoeF. at November 06, 2017 11:36 AM (7uYFy)

775 Sometimes memes fall out of fashion. Can't recall the last time I saw mention of DiCaprio and the Bear.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 11:37 AM (/qEW2)

776
The comments aren't as good as they were a few years ago, I have to say.

Posted by: dagny
______________________

This is about me, isn't it?

*hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 06, 2017 11:37 AM (qwWmT)

777 601 Well they are obviously missing here, because that fat bastard is still on the ottoman.

I saw The Ottoman Empire open for Ikea Jug Band at Furniture Expo '67.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 06, 2017 11:38 AM (sGtp+)

778 or George Takei.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 06, 2017 11:38 AM (/qEW2)

779 Posted by: blake at November 06, 2017 11:29 AM (qC1Sy)

Hah, wait til ace answers you!

Not quite as awe inspiring as our Empress, perhaps, but still quite mind-blanking!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 06, 2017 11:38 AM (cTq50)

780 Coming from a Dildo, "don't devolve into pure vulgarity" is kinda . . . je ne sais quois.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at November 06, 2017 11:39 AM (wuzxW)

781 Lots of smart folks here, with political savvy would be helpful. But, so far, no response.
Posted by: Ever at November 06, 2017 11:33 AM (QZdJj)

My guess is it's because they don't know, either!

Is there anything on the WH website about it?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 06, 2017 11:40 AM (cTq50)

782 All this blog weird/nasty turn stuff...right arounf the time Sonobi took over.

Coincidence ?

Posted by: Cu'Chulainn at November 06, 2017 11:41 AM (vmsda)

783 Biden has been in a couple Presidential primaries
and got smoked badly in both of them. His crazy uncle shit plays well
with the adoring media but I'm not convinced he would play all that well
nationally, particularly with the leftward drift of today's Democrat
Party.

Posted by: JackStraw


Good points.

My biggest concern would have been had he been swapped in to replace madam side o' Beef after 9/11.

If he had started out, there's little reason to doubt that the DNC would have been subverted for his needs instead of hers.

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 06, 2017 11:44 AM (326rv)

784 It must have been nasty for the fat white naked man to make an appearance again..

Posted by: IC at November 06, 2017 09:43 AM (gcme+)

Again??!?
This is the first time I have seen this naked white man.I count myself lucky to have only seen it once.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 06, 2017 11:45 AM (8iiMU)

785 I guess I'm slow or something, 'cause I have no idea what memes, cliqueishnessess, and whatever CBD is talking about.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at November 06, 2017 11:52 AM (wuzxW)

786 >>If he had started out, there's little reason to doubt that the DNC would have been subverted for his needs instead of hers.

Maybe. But the Clinton's have been deeply involved with the DNC and big money from the left for years. I don't think anyone had quite the power they did to manipulate the process.

I don't think it's a big coincidence that while Obama was personally very popular on the left and even to some extent in the middle his policies were not. The Dems lost over 1000 state and federal offices under his policies.

The left has become a coastal and urban Party and they do not relate well to middle class anymore. I think their problems go much deeper than Hillary or any other mainstream left candidate. They really are a very radical Party these days and losing popularity by the day.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2017 11:52 AM (/tuJf)

787 I can deal with that

Posted by: Ralph Kramden's angst at November 06, 2017 11:53 AM (Y9uH4)

788 "Has he considered the possibility that she lost because she was saddled with an imbecilic running mate?"

Maybe that she was saddled with herself? That she was oblivious to reality, thinking that her 'status' and 'useful idiots' were enough for the finish line?

Pro Tip - Sometimes, you just suck more than the other guy....

Posted by: fred_zeppelin at November 06, 2017 11:54 AM (zL/eJ)

789 she's really fat.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 06, 2017 10:55 AM (AxFdW)

Lots of calories in government cheese.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 06, 2017 11:57 AM (oPNmq)

790 > 549 OK I know what willowing and corgis are.

I still haven't figured out the corgis.

It's late in the thread... hope I didn't get willowed!

Posted by: WaitingForMartel at November 06, 2017 12:08 PM (7ij3A)

791 > 568 Han shot first!
Don't I know it

Posted by: Priuncess Leia at November 06, 2017 12:10 PM (7ij3A)

792 Biden? Well he's featured in the post itself. Just ask the Secret Service, they've seen it all too many times.

Posted by: geoffb at November 06, 2017 12:20 PM (zOpu5)

793 If "slavish adherence to memes" is a way of describing the frequent references to The Chicken, Sandra Flook, BEN RUTHLESSBURGER, ficuses, ampersands, etc., then CBD chose his words poorly. That's wordplay and it's fun, and if you're tired of it, then skip over them. Anyway, there's nothing mean or dickish about them.

filbert is right on @ 351.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at November 06, 2017 12:25 PM (wuzxW)

794 I don't like to brag, but, uh, I'm a model.

Posted by: jd at November 06, 2017 12:29 PM (cIj06)

795 Is that Jabba the Hutt before he got really fat?

Posted by: goon at November 06, 2017 12:34 PM (EaQ6/)

796 Maybe you could sell that footstool on eBay? Not to me, but to someone!

Posted by: goon at November 06, 2017 12:37 PM (EaQ6/)

797 What exactly the hell is the guy doing to his left arm? He looks hungry, but eating yer own arm is not a great idea buddy.

Posted by: goon at November 06, 2017 12:40 PM (EaQ6/)

798 797--
His victim fought back. He's treating his wound.

Posted by: Kim Jong-Nun at November 06, 2017 01:56 PM (artIV)

799 LT COMMANDER BORTUS!!

Posted by: Scott M at November 06, 2017 02:09 PM (AdBfq)

800 I knew Michael Moore would look even worse without clothing.

Posted by: Professor Chaos is gumdrop gorilla at November 06, 2017 03:34 PM (sLvAU)

801 I tried to join in, but this place is not really newbie friendly...

Yeah, it tends to be cliquish, but that's okay. I like coming here everyday. There are some morons and 'ettes who have wonderful senses of humor.

Posted by: jazzuscounty at November 06, 2017 03:55 PM (EKL/u)

802 Politics are changing, and you fucks are old. That pretty much explains everything.

Posted by: DFCtomm at November 06, 2017 05:06 PM (50gG9)

803 Huh, there is an actual photo of this painting being painted out there, the model looks kinda like Billy Corrigan after a Twinkie sponsorship.

Posted by: Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable! at November 06, 2017 05:13 PM (XRxxn)

804 More librarians and piano teachers, please.

Posted by: George LeS at November 06, 2017 05:18 PM (+TcCF)

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