The Morning Rant

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"So President Trump said 'screw you' to the press and blew off the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Instead, he went to a rally in Michigan and he told the cheering crowd that he'd rather with them rather than back in Washington DC with 'those guys'. Trump asked the crowd, why should he waste an entire evening with people who obviously hate him, and, by extension, them? Normal Americans have long known this, which is why the MSM's ratings are lower than Joe Biden's IQ. But this is the first time they've had someone that high in office who can see it, too. This is why they like Trump. He Gets It."



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Even some reporters are saying that the WHCD was a disaster and a 'gift' to Trump:





MSNBC: Still Leaning Forward

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Because Celebrating Mediocrity Is What Made America Great:



Woke:




Compare & Contrast:

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Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:23 AM




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1 Yeah, but Texas doesn't have 11 time zones.

Posted by: Gumby at April 30, 2018 11:17 AM (2LelM)

2 st!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 30, 2018 11:17 AM (AyGZp)

3 Tim gets it right.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 11:17 AM (KTJxj)

4

Dammit.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 30, 2018 11:17 AM (AyGZp)

5 Who bitch Kelly Scaletta is?

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 11:18 AM (LiyEm)

6

Where's Jane, I want to hear her story before I go to bed...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 30, 2018 11:18 AM (AyGZp)

7 the comments are blank as I type this.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 30, 2018 11:18 AM (QQ+il)

8 Dang, read the content. Rookie move.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 30, 2018 11:18 AM (p6e8W)

9

What fits into Russia?

https://youtu.be/BXqKkYYALMU

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2018 11:18 AM (IqV8l)

10 Kelly Scaletta
If Alfie Evans were a dog, he would have been put to sleep and there wouldn't have been any controversy.

See, we allow dogs who are going to die anyway a mercy death, free of unnecsary suffering.


---

We ALSO END DOGS WHO ARE UNWANTED.

I just figured out a way to end the homeless people problem.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:18 AM (BBhgz)

11 I coulda been a contendah, instead of a bum, which is what Iyam.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 30, 2018 11:19 AM (QQ+il)

12 Yeah, but Texas doesn't have 11 time zones.
Posted by: Gumby


We do have two.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:19 AM (BBhgz)

13 hell, I deserve the award

Posted by: Amy Schumers' Spanx at April 30, 2018 11:19 AM (RKQ/v)

14 Glad I am not Kelly Scallata's kid or dog. Also, she should not have a child or a dog.

Posted by: Penfold at April 30, 2018 11:19 AM (Fbt5B)

15 Tim needs to look beyond the WHCD.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 11:20 AM (n1b3L)

16 So you're saying we should move Russia into Texas. Proof of collusion!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:20 AM (fA1SL)

17 So, I don't understand the point of the WHCD. They claim I raises money for charity? or scholarships?

Who wants to accept a scholarship from nothing but a bunch of not just partisan hacks but from nasty, often semi illiterate, uncurious, drones whose entire job description is to advance a progressive agenda like good propagandists, instead of actually reporting news or ferreting out story details and facts?

Only the David Hoggs of the world.

Ed Henry was beside himself this morning on Fox. He was once president of this group of dimwits and is so upset over last night.

Hello, Ed, where have you been for the past five years? When Obama was in the WH, it was all light and sweetness from the press. As soon as Trump was nominated, they turned into the self aggrandizing jerks you saw last night. And it has gotten worse and will keep getting worse, as these are not journalists.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2018 11:20 AM (sr5PA)

18 Lord.....just imagine moving 140 some million Slav versions of Florida Man into anyplace other than Russia......chaos and madness. It'd make for good TV, I'll give ya that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:22 AM (fA1SL)

19 Where's Jane, I want to hear her story before I go to bed...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 30, 2018 11:18 AM (AyGZp)


I'm waiting for Jane's story, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 11:22 AM (xlCXC)

20 I hope that this Dinner keeps getting talked about... I hope that the Left keeps doubling down on what they are doing...

Posted by: kraken at April 30, 2018 11:22 AM (zSVEm)

21 That WHCD comedian was so bad, the evening such a disaster, you almost wonder if she was a plant by Trump.

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 11:22 AM (7HtZB)

22 Do these merciful beings withhold water and food to kill those dogs?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 11:22 AM (n1b3L)

23 Kelly Scaletta's douchebag tweet was only a day before the anniversary of the liberation of Dachau.

Posted by: Roy at April 30, 2018 11:22 AM (7n4KQ)

24 12 Yeah, but Texas doesn't have 11 time zones.
Posted by: Gumby

We do have two.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:19 AM (BBhgz)


As does Oregon.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 11:23 AM (xlCXC)

25 I love that Trump not only doesn't attend the WHCD, but provides counter programming to run down the viewership numbers. Master Troll.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 30, 2018 11:23 AM (p6e8W)

26 Mental Mika opined this morning that she doesn't understand why *anyone* attends WH pressers, because all Sarah does is "lie."

She made a point of banning Kellyanne Conway from AM Joke because according to Murderin' Joe and Mika, Kellyanne is a liar, as well.

Eight long years of nothing but the "truth" coming out of the mouths of Barry's spokes weasels.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:23 AM (ptqGC)

27 Glad I am not Kelly Scallata's kid or dog. Also, she should not have a child or a dog.
Posted by: Penfold at April 30, 2018 11:19 AM (Fbt5B)


I think Kelly is arguably male.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 30, 2018 11:23 AM (y7DUB)

28 Dang! Got 3rd AND I read the thread, was texting single-handedly while walking the Jack Russell terrorist.
It's gonna be a great week!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 11:23 AM (0tfLf)

29 "Yeah, but Russia never tried true Communism, that's why it didn't work."~Some dweeb with a Poli-Sci degree from the Ivy League

Posted by: Flyguy at April 30, 2018 11:24 AM (3sOO0)

30 Trump after living in a media fishbowl for 30+ years is having a blast rubbing the Mud-Slinging Media's faces into their own mud.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 30, 2018 11:24 AM (S5Di7)

31 >>That WHCD comedian was so bad, the evening such a disaster, you almost wonder if she was a plant by Trump.


She was a writer for Seth Meyers' shows.
It was Seth Meyers' WHCD a few years ago where he and Obama pointedly mocked Trump.

It's like these people only know how to double-down on stupid.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:24 AM (W+vEI)

32 Kelly is a fag name.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 11:25 AM (LiyEm)

33 Hopefully Kelly gets lost one day and nobody claims him in three days.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 11:25 AM (n1b3L)

34 Bill F^*king Crystal ripped off the gorilla meme on Twitter this a.m. He must lurk here. Oh and, it was predictably stupid and childish.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:25 AM (ty7RM)

35 The Democrats don't understand that being a whiny tantrum throwing brat is only cute if you're a kid like that. They're no longer cute.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 11:25 AM (/qEW2)

36 Low IQ Meeka has never argued that part of DJT's criticism.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 30, 2018 11:25 AM (y7DUB)

37 Is Kelly a man or a woman, the two per pic is ambiguous

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2018 11:26 AM (BQPBQ)

38 That Kelly person, bet they work for PETA in one of their execution vans.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 30, 2018 11:26 AM (S5Di7)

39 I hope Kelly's family takes note of her advance directives.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 11:26 AM (ni3dG)

40 Hello, Ed, where have you been for the past five years? When Obama was in the WH, it was all light and sweetness from the press. As soon as Trump was nominated, they turned into the self aggrandizing jerks you saw last night. And it has gotten worse and will keep getting worse, as these are not journalists.

Damn straight.

Though I think they were always self-aggrandizing jerks, so Eddie doesn't get a pass.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 30, 2018 11:26 AM (PFy0L)

41 Comedy is supposed to be provocative, like the three stooges.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2018 11:26 AM (IqV8l)

42 Michelle Wolfe used the same sneaky, underhanded, cowardly technique that Obama used when he attacked the Supreme Court during his State of the Union--a face to face public humiliation of someone who didn't expect an attack and who isn't in a position to respond.

Literally, they have the mic and the people they attack don't.

It's such a rat-fink, chicken-shit move. No wonder leftists are cheering.

Posted by: Warden at April 30, 2018 11:26 AM (MZ8Zz)

43 39 it's a dude or a butch tran

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2018 11:27 AM (BQPBQ)

44 At any rate, this is the media's Paul Wellstone funeral, but less funny.

Posted by: Warden at April 30, 2018 11:27 AM (MZ8Zz)

45 Texas has more oil than Russia too.

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 11:27 AM (gbWkA)

46 Is it actually a caricature if its true?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 11:27 AM (ymnmz)

47 Bonfire of the Vain, that is the media. They keep adding fuel to the fire.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 30, 2018 11:28 AM (S5Di7)

48 The Wolf woman is a stain on humanity

Posted by: CN at April 30, 2018 11:28 AM (BQPBQ)

49 26
Mental Mika opined this morning that she doesn't understand why *anyone* attends WH pressers, because all Sarah does is "lie."

She
made a point of banning Kellyanne Conway from AM Joke because according
to Murderin' Joe and Mika, Kellyanne is a liar, as well.

Eight long years of nothing but the "truth" coming out of the mouths of Barry's spokes weasels.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:23 AM (ptqGC)

I invite them to keep this up. This is how they'll get Trump for another 4 years.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 11:28 AM (jxbfJ)

50 >>She made a point of banning Kellyanne Conway from AM Joke because according to Murderin' Joe and Mika, Kellyanne is a liar, as well.


Wolf also asked them why they talk to Kellyanne, essentially asking that they de-platform her as well.

That is the Left. Censor the bad peech!! Whether it's Kanye or Kellyanne, someone says stuff they don't like and they want a tree to fall on them.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:28 AM (W+vEI)

51
Every caricature thrust upon the national press - that we are culturally elitist, professionally incestuous, socioeconomically detached and ideologically biased - is confirmed by this trainwreck of an event.

Obviously this guy hates the First Amendment. Democracy Dies in Darkness!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 11:28 AM (BWL+E)

52 Oh, Kelly Scaletta is not just a dude (kind of), he's also a *sportswriter.*

Which goes right to the heart of the fundamental truth that the biggest douches in the world are *sportswriters.*

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 11:28 AM (oVJmc)

53 Tito's Vodka > Russian Vodka

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 11:28 AM (sX1BW)

54 I never heard of that comedian chick, but they keep putting up a picture of Debbie Wassermann Schultz, so I guess she must be a real looker.

Posted by: Roy at April 30, 2018 11:29 AM (7n4KQ)

55 >>Comedy is supposed to be provocative, like the three stooges.

Moe, Larry, the cheese was sublime.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 11:29 AM (/tuJf)

56 It's such a rat-fink, chicken-shit move. No wonder leftists are cheering.

Cheeeeeeeer!!

Posted by: Antifa A-hole Who Sucker Punches From Behind at April 30, 2018 11:29 AM (ty7RM)

57 53. In fairness, most Russian vodka is garbage. Polish vodka is king of all the vodkas.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:29 AM (fA1SL)

58
Willowed from last thread:

Nothing annoys me more than the justification for Soviet communism because Tsarist Russia was supposed to be some hopelessly backward impoverished hellhole. On the contrary, Russia was rapidly industrializing, railroads were being built, the middle class growing and the aristocracy decreasing in importance. With a few more years of peace, the country would have been increasingly on the level of Western Europe.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 11:30 AM (BWL+E)

59 Kelly might not realize that it's the dog's owner who gets to decide whether to euthanize the dog, NOT the veterinarian.

She's obviously never even watched a veterinarian show on Animal Planet or Nat Geo Wild.

Posted by: mercenary13 at April 30, 2018 11:30 AM (EclzG)

60 Curly, "but they could never prove we were Provolone"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 30, 2018 11:30 AM (S5Di7)

61 52 Bitter people with no athletic ability.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 11:30 AM (LiyEm)

62 Bill F^*king Crystal ripped off the gorilla meme on Twitter this a.m. He must lurk here. Oh and, it was predictably stupid and childish.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:25 AM (ty7RM)

Ha, just checked, and yep. I would bet a lot of dollars that he's been here. Just like Jake Tapper, I bet he can't stand criticism. Unlike Tapper, rather than responding directly, he rips off the rant meme. It's like a nah nah nah, I'm using it, too! Doesn't that annoy you AoSHQ people!?

Posted by: Mainah at April 30, 2018 11:30 AM (gCJeK)

63 57 53. In fairness, most Russian vodka is garbage. Polish vodka is king of all the vodkas.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:29 AM (fA1SL)

I've always thought that the vodka in the glass in front of you was the king of all vodkas.

Posted by: Roy at April 30, 2018 11:31 AM (7n4KQ)

64 At any rate, this is the media's Paul Wellstone funeral, but less funny.
Posted by: Warden at April 30, 2018 11:27 AM (MZ8Zz)


That line is South Park worthy.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 30, 2018 11:31 AM (y7DUB)

65
Which goes right to the heart of the fundamental truth that the biggest douches in the world are *sportswriters.*

Posted by: Mr. Peebles


"You can buy a reporter for a steak." - George Weiss, Yankees GM

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 11:31 AM (BWL+E)

66 Oh-oh. Looks like the Waffle House is NOT caving t0 the SJW mob demands as the video of the drunk, obnoxious victim is very clear:. She was drunk and obnoxious. In retaliation the mob is threatening to sit for hours in the booths and use the bathrooms for hours at a time until there is justice. (i.e. free stuff)

This is the civil rights movement in 2018. You can't make this shit up. It is a great opportunity to slap down the FSA rabble down but in no telling what will happen anymore..

Posted by: Ripley at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (MxEKc)

67 58. As I've noted here - one of the superpowers of the SMR is our ability to always find and implement the worst possible solutions to every problem.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (fA1SL)

68 When the Civil War 2 comes along can Texas go grab its land back from NM and Colorado?

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (sX1BW)

69 *ponders*

Sati for Sportswriters?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (S5Di7)

70 Where's Jane, I want to hear her story before I go to bed...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 30, 2018 11:18 AM (AyGZp)

I'm waiting for Jane's story, too.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 11:22 AM (xlCXC)


Grab some kawfee.

So, we attended a weekend-long event for a service organization my husband belongs to and that I've been active in. We've personally hosted three foreign students over the past 10 years through the group. It's a wonderful, worthwhile group, and now our son have joined the college organization and is an officer.


Well, one of the guest speakers is an ambassador from Norway. He was a sponsored student 50 years ago here in GA, and was to speak to all the hosted students about what it meant to him, and how fortunate they are to receive a year of free education here.

He proceeded to:

* Make a disparaging comment about PDT

* Lecture us about the evil Joos and Israel and the "peaceful" Palis

* Lecture us about "global warming" and informed us all that the island we were on will be under water in another 50 years.

* Speak about the evils of coal and......airplanes

* Praised Jimmy Carter to the skies

* Praised the anti-gun babies and their marches

* Urged the US to insist PDT join in the Paris climate accord

You could feel the rage in the room. We would have walked out, but one of our students was due to speak next, after the Norwegian Asshole ate up 10 minutes of his time.


Next morning, my husband said, "Guess who I had to sit across from at breakfast? The asshole. I didn't 'go there' but asked him about a large Norwegian company I'm familiar with in my dealings with the Port. He'd never heard of it. I informed him, 'It's the largest manufacturer of ship-to-shore cranes in the world.' He just looked blank."

If I think of more stuff about the douche I'll post it here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (ptqGC)

71 Da, Texas has all that, but our prostitutes are undoubtedly the best in the world.

Posted by: Vlad "Polonium" Putin at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (UGKMd)

72 >>See, we allow dogs who are going to die anyway a mercy death, free of unnecsary suffering.


Ah, like that CA woman with cancer whose healthcare provided denied her cancer treatment but helpfully informed her that the would cover her assisted suicide treatment. IIRC, this was within a few months of assisted suicide becoming legal in CA.


Reminds me of the CO ballot in 2016. It included single-payer healthcare AND assisted suicide.

Talk about cognitive dissonance.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (W+vEI)

73 The Wolf woman is a stain on humanity

I especially liked her comments on abortion. if anyone, had any doubt that leftists were rooted in pure evil, that question is answered.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:33 AM (ty7RM)

74 I wonder if Kelly has a grandmother.

If so, somebody better warn her.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 11:34 AM (oVJmc)

75 Re: Schumer

How many times have you heard a woman exclaim that she's being "bad" when she orders fattening food, as if eating french fries is a moral failing? If we were more confident, or heard fewer messages about how we had to look a very specific way, would we go after more that makes us happy? Probably.

========

If fat shaming gets women to eat healthier, then it's a good thing. And they will be happier in the long run if they eat healthier. They'll get fresh produce at Kroger's instead of junk food.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 11:34 AM (/qEW2)

76 In fairness, most Russian vodka is garbage. Polish vodka is king of all the vodkas.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:29 AM


What am I, muddled borscht?

Posted by: Siivovitz at April 30, 2018 11:34 AM (ctuyM)

77 Oh, Kelly Scaletta is not just a dude (kind of), he's also a *sportswriter.*

Which goes right to the heart of the fundamental truth that the biggest douches in the world are *sportswriters.*
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 11:28 AM (oVJmc)

And 99% of the time can't walk and chew gum at the same time much less play any sports .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 11:34 AM (n1b3L)

78
There's a mathematical representation that accurately expresses Old Slow Joe's IQ?

It must be the rough equivalent of Absolute Zero, below which there is nothing, certainly no movement of electrons in his brain.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (GdWl+)

79 Remember the Dean Martin Roasts? All good satire has a bit of truth to it, without being mean and nasty.

The problem today is that the media and the left is so nasty and hateful the vast majority of the time that in order to stand out, a comedian or one liner jokester has to go way beyond what any normal person would consider edgy.

Weird Al Yankovic's many videos are funny because they poke fun at modern society without being nasty or truly insulting to the subject. He has said in interviews that he refuses to swear or to directly attack an individual in his parodies. And it works.

But he is one of the tiny minority of comedic/musical acts that has not just restraint , but actual sense of 'do unto others".

Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (sr5PA)

80 Okay enough about reality, time for some anime and then go do important stuff like take a long soak in the tub.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (S5Di7)

81
* Lecture us about "global warming" and informed us all that the island we were on will be under water in another 50 years.

* Speak about the evils of coal and......airplanes


Hubby should have asked him how much of Norway's GDP comes from North Sea oil.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (BWL+E)

82 Warden, I like that - the media's Wellstone funeral. Here's to hoping (and I think there is some truth to that already confirmed).


The "caricature" - which turns out to be, wait for it, pretty much the reality - left out a few key negative characteristics. Not very smart, and not very literate (on subjects they are supposed to report on for the public).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (QDnY+)

83 You could feel the rage in the room. We would have
walked out, but one of our students was due to speak next, after the
Norwegian Asshole ate up 10 minutes of his time.


Next
morning, my husband said, "Guess who I had to sit across from at
breakfast? The asshole. I didn't 'go there' but asked him about a large
Norwegian company I'm familiar with in my dealings with the Port. He'd
never heard of it. I informed him, 'It's the largest manufacturer of
ship-to-shore cranes in the world.' He just looked blank."

If I think of more stuff about the douche I'll post it here.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (ptqGC)

Should have heckled him: "Too bad that free education didn't cure you of being stupid."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (WFV7d)

84

I've been to Norway and also worked with them in /mil context elsewhere.

Some of them are great people but a surprising number are progtard bags of used enema fluid...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 30, 2018 11:36 AM (AyGZp)

85 Yay, Gorilla Pundit!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 11:36 AM (kqsXK)

86 76. Slivo ain't vodka. Slivo is pure Slav murder-fuel. When you realize that all combatants in the Jugo war drank slivo, it becomes easier to understand what happened and why.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:36 AM (fA1SL)

87 57 53. In fairness, most Russian vodka is garbage. Polish vodka is king of all the vodkas.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:29 AM (fA1SL)

Luksosowa FTW!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 11:37 AM (RD7QR)

88 * Lecture us about the evil Joos and Israel and the "peaceful" Palis

Listening to euros talking about the crafty shapeshifters gives insight into why the Holocaust happened.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 30, 2018 11:37 AM (y7DUB)

89 From an article, "How The West was Shunned" (about Kanye and Trump) by Kyle Smith in the "NY Post":

"Trump haters routinely say they can't stand his [Trump's ] bullying. his pettiness. his gratuitous attacks. So they respond with bullying, pettiness and gratuitous attacks directed not only at him but at anyone who supports him, even tepidly or silently."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 11:37 AM (tpDAe)

90 79 Remember the Dean Martin Roasts? All good satire has a bit of truth to it, without being mean and nasty.

The problem today is that the media and the left is so nasty and hateful the vast majority of the time that in order to stand out, a comedian or one liner jokester has to go way beyond what any normal person would consider edgy.

Weird Al Yankovic's many videos are funny because they poke fun at modern society without being nasty or truly insulting to the subject. He has said in interviews that he refuses to swear or to directly attack an individual in his parodies. And it works.

But he is one of the tiny minority of comedic/musical acts that has not just restraint , but actual sense of 'do unto others".
Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (sr5PA)

That's why i won't see any stand up comedians. You just can't trust that they won't take my money & spend an hour insulting me.

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 11:37 AM (7HtZB)

91 When the Civil War 2 comes along can Texas go grab its land back from NM and Colorado?
Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (sX1BW)

Yes but just the land not the libs

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at April 30, 2018 11:38 AM (czkHE)

92 87. Yep. Worth three times what it costs.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:38 AM (fA1SL)

93 In fairness, most Russian vodka is garbage. Polish vodka is king of all the vodkas.

I'll take your word on it. However, I find it difficult to qualitatively evaluate a product that (used to?) have it printed on its label " This product has no discernible flavor or color."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:38 AM (ty7RM)

94 Da, Texas has all that, but our prostitutes are undoubtedly the best in the world.
Posted by: Vlad "Polonium" Putin at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM


Our terpsichorean ecdysiasts put yours to shame!

Posted by: The Tiffinis in Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, and Houston at April 30, 2018 11:38 AM (ctuyM)

95 79
Remember the Dean Martin Roasts? All good satire has a bit of truth to it, without being mean and nasty.



The problem today is that the media and the left is so nasty and
hateful the vast majority of the time that in order to stand out, a
comedian or one liner jokester has to go way beyond what any normal
person would consider edgy.



Weird Al Yankovic's many videos are funny because they poke fun at
modern society without being nasty or truly insulting to the subject. He
has said in interviews that he refuses to swear or to directly attack
an individual in his parodies. And it works.



But he is one of the tiny minority of comedic/musical acts that has not just restraint , but actual sense of 'do unto others".

Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (sr5PA)


At a very young age, I tried to teach my kids he difference between being truly funny and just being mean. Most of what passes for "comedy" these days is just people being mean to each other.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 11:38 AM (ymnmz)

96 The point is NOT that Alfie Evans was taken off life support. The point IS that the decision was taken out of the hands of Alfie Evans parents.

My children are mine to raise - to make decisions for, including life and death choices - until they leave the nest. Those choices are not to be made by my neighbors, my acquaintances, or my other family members. Those choices are mine - for good or ill.

Those decisions are not for the State. And my decisions should not have to appease the State.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 11:38 AM (L1Gsr)

97 ...and speaking of gin: Bombay Saffire is horrible. Tastes like every bottle has 1/2 a cup of table sugar added.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:39 AM (ty7RM)

98 When the Civil War 2 comes along can Texas go grab its land back from NM and Colorado?

****************

I'd pay good money to see a Texan army raze Denver to the ground, and then smoke pot afterwards to celebrate their victory.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 30, 2018 11:39 AM (+dsLj)

99 Ketel One nuff said

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at April 30, 2018 11:39 AM (czkHE)

100 66
Oh-oh. Looks like the Waffle House is NOT caving t0 the SJW mob demands
as the video of the drunk, obnoxious victim is very clear:. She was
drunk and obnoxious. In retaliation the mob is threatening to sit for
hours in the booths and use the bathrooms for hours at a time until
there is justice. (i.e. free stuff)

This is the civil rights
movement in 2018. You can't make this shit up. It is a great opportunity
to slap down the FSA rabble down but in no telling what will happen
anymore..


Posted by: Ripley at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (MxEKc)


Is this a new one or the same old one where they called the cops and had them escorted out to jail? That is exactly what would happen here.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 11:39 AM (mpXpK)

101 Okay enough about reality, time for some anime and then go do important stuff like take a long soak in the tub.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (S5Di7)


I suspect Anna Puma's Tub Time would get higher ratings than "Morning Shmoe" any day of the week.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 11:40 AM (kqsXK)

102
And 99% of the time can't walk and chew gum at the same time much less play any sports .


Imagine you're a pasty, low-T klutz.

You aren't good enough to cover real news, so you spend your time covering players who are younger, better looking, more successful sexually, and make ten times the money and get 1000 times the attention you do.

You'll be a bitter, empty, soulless monster in no time.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 11:40 AM (oVJmc)

103 88
* Lecture us about the evil Joos and Israel and the "peaceful" Palis



Listening to euros talking about the crafty shapeshifters gives insight into why the Holocaust happened.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 30, 2018 11:37 AM (y7DUB)

THIS.
Question is: When (and it will be "when", not "if") we have to go back to Europe to save it again, can we keep it this time?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 11:40 AM (jxbfJ)

104 57 53. In fairness, most Russian vodka is garbage. Polish vodka is king of all the vodkas.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:29 AM (fA1SL)

Truer words were never spoken.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 11:40 AM (WDCYi)

105 http://bit.ly/2rbSOFm
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Poll: Millennial Support Dems Falls Since | The Daily Caller
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Blue wave MY ASS!

Posted by: JoshBARROquette at April 30, 2018 11:40 AM (y3aQB)

106 If I think of more stuff about the douche I'll post it here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (ptqGC)

I can understand it's quite irritating, but I'd rather hear about what hosting students has meant to you and your family, and what you think it does for the students-if you care too share that. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 11:41 AM (tpDAe)

107 Remember the Dean Martin Roasts? All good satire has a bit of truth to it, without being mean and nasty.

Yes.
And the reruns are still funny.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:41 AM (ty7RM)

108 >>I've been to Norway and also worked with them in /mil context elsewhere.

>>Some of them are great people but a surprising number are progtard bags of used enema fluid...

Norway, like most of Europe, is highly socialist no matter what they call themselves. As long as those offshore oil wells keeping pumping that black gold into their economy they can afford to be very liberal.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 11:41 AM (/tuJf)

109
Remember the Dean Martin Roasts? All good satire has a bit of truth to it, without being mean and nasty.


Don Rickles was famous for pushing it right to the line but never going beyond it.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 30, 2018 11:42 AM (lKyWE)

110 It's like the super geniuses, just ask them, of the left that come on TuCa's show. They just can't help themselves. They have been told they are very, very special all of their lives.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 30, 2018 11:42 AM (pw+jk)

111
...and speaking of gin: Bombay Saffire is horrible.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:39 AM (ty7RM)

Agreed!

Their regular bottling is fine, if unspectacular, but Sapphire is just vile.

Try "Brokers" if you can find it. Great gin at a great price.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2018 11:42 AM (wYseH)

112 The great thing is you can destroy them all by simply ignoring them.

Posted by: regular joe at April 30, 2018 11:42 AM (O50yS)

113 96
The point is NOT that Alfie Evans was taken off life support. The point
IS that the decision was taken out of the hands of Alfie Evans parents.



My children are mine to raise - to make decisions for, including
life and death choices - until they leave the nest. Those choices are
not to be made by my neighbors, my acquaintances, or my other family
members. Those choices are mine - for good or ill.



Those decisions are not for the State. And my decisions should not have to appease the State.



Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 11:38 AM (L1Gsr)
^^^^^^
THIS!
And to have the hospital/govt. tell me I can't bring my child home to die unless I have an attitude correction?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 11:42 AM (jxbfJ)

114 The WHCD is broken. Fix it or end it.

-
Dude, it's not just the dinner.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 11:42 AM (+y/Ru)

115

"Trump haters routinely say they can't stand his [Trump's ] bullying. his pettiness. his gratuitous attacks. So they respond with bullying, pettiness and gratuitous attacks directed not only at him but at anyone who supports him, even tepidly or silently."

In defense of PDT:
1. Turnabout is fair play.
2. They started it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 11:42 AM (GdWl+)

116 I'd pay good money to see a Texan army raze Denver to the ground, and then smoke pot afterwards to celebrate their victory.

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Texans already own much of Colorado as is.

Just need to push those California Commies back to the sea.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 11:42 AM (sX1BW)

117 When the Civil War 2 comes along can Texas go grab its land back from NM and Colorado?
Posted by: SH


To use as a land mined DMZ to keep Californians out.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (BBhgz)

118 "Is this a new one or the same old one where they
called the cops and had them escorted out to jail?



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party"

This is new. Obnoxious drunk black lady was tackled by cops and forcibly dragged out like any obnoxious drunk would have been that was not cooperating with the police.

Posted by: Ripley at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (MxEKc)

119 That Texas vs Russia thing should have at least a partial list of the fine members of the Horde from there.

Posted by: teej at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (cneZH)

120 Weird Al Yankovic's many videos are funny because they poke fun at modern society without being nasty or truly insulting to the subject. He has said in interviews that he refuses to swear or to directly attack an individual in his parodies. And it works.

But he is one of the tiny minority of comedic/musical acts that has not just restraint , but actual sense of 'do unto others".
Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (sr5PA)
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What does that say about our society that Weird Al is the voice of reason.

Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (oMtOd)

121 In fairness, most Russian vodka is garbage. Polish vodka is king of all the vodkas.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:29 AM (fA1SL)

Grey Goose...

Posted by: Todler at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (8D42x)

122 The city of Philadelphia has misplaced more than $33 million in cash

Maybe they had a hole in their pocket.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (+y/Ru)

123 Norway, like most of Europe, is highly socialist no matter what they call themselves. As long as those offshore oil wells keeping pumping that black gold into their economy they can afford to be very liberal.
Posted by: JackStraw

________


I've spent some time in Norway as well, almost everyone sounds like Michael Moore with their politics. Otherwise, nice people and a beautiful country.

Their oil reserves are what they coast on, but even the "wealthy" in Norway don't have the prosperity we have in the United States.

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (lKmt3)

124 You aren't good enough to cover real news, so you spend your time
covering players who are younger, better looking, more successful
sexually, and make ten times the money and get 1000 times the attention
you do.

=====

Envy, envy, envy; covet, covet, covet; envy envy envy . . .

Seems those old-fashioned rules had a point.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (MIKMs)

125 Blue wave MY ASS!

Mine's more blue waffle.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (kqsXK)

126 SHS pressers for the next week-Every question asked by a major outlet gets a FYNQ and on to the lesser outlets.

Posted by: Fish at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (9goQD)

127 THIS!
And to have the hospital/govt. tell me I can't bring my child home to die unless I have an attitude correction?

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Guns would have been drawn.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (sX1BW)

128 Imagine driving in Texas after moving the Rooskies there. It would be mandatory to have dash cams. Fucking hilarious.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (hZqko)

129 Moments ago, Israel's Channel10 reported that Netanyahu is set to make "significant" televised announcement on Iran on Monday evening at 8pm local time (5pm GMT) in what his office said would be "dramatic news about Iran" and "significant development regarding" the Iran nuclear agreement and which will reportedly influence the world.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (e8kgV)

130 See, we allow dogs who are going to die anyway a mercy death, free of unnecsary suffering.
---------------------------------------------

Ah, like that CA woman with cancer whose healthcare provided denied her cancer treatment but helpfully informed her that the would cover her assisted suicide treatment. IIRC, this was within a few months of assisted suicide becoming legal in CA.


Reminds me of the CO ballot in 2016. It included single-payer healthcare AND assisted suicide.

Talk about cognitive dissonance.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (W+vEI)


Delusion or absolute evil?

We're all going to die. We will all suffer, between now and then.

So who gets to decide if our suffering is "unnecessary" or not?

Seems to me, this is the essence of freedom, of the human condition. Some of us happen to believe in the value and worth of the human being. Others in the pre-eminence of the state.

One or the other. Choose sides. Frankly, I don't think we're up against a bunch of dummies here. They know what they are doing.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (Pz4pT)

131 >>Remember the Dean Martin Roasts? All good satire has a bit of truth to it, without being mean and nasty.


Comedy Central has been hosting roasts for years (as fundraiser) and they are ugly. Michelle Wolf* seemed to think she was working one of those roasts, not the WHCD.

*Think she just wanted to full advantage of being say her insults to (captive audience) Sarah and Kellyanne's face with the bonus of an audience of likeminded laughing along with it. Mean girl stuff, not comedy.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (W+vEI)

132 115 GW Bush was a statesmanlike punching bag.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (LiyEm)

133 But [Yankovic] is one of the tiny minority of comedic/musical acts that has not just restraint , but actual sense of 'do unto others".
Posted by: Jen the original at April 30, 2018 11:35 AM (sr5PA)


There was a brilliant meta moment in one of the skits on the Weird Al Show. He was running for political office and his opponent ran an attack ad in which he mocked Al. Al exclaimed "How could anyone be so evil as to do a parody of another human being?!?"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (/qEW2)

134 >>116 I'd pay good money to see a Texan army raze Denver to the ground, and then smoke pot afterwards to celebrate their victory.

50,000 Huds in 50,000 ragtops. Men with "souls of barbed wire!"

Posted by: Mao Zoddong at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (Bdeb0)

135 118 This is new. Obnoxious drunk black lady was tackled
by cops and forcibly dragged out like any obnoxious drunk would have
been that was not cooperating with the police.


Posted by: Ripley at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (MxEKc)

That sounds like the one from last week.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (mpXpK)

136 See, we allow dogs who are going to die anyway a mercy death, free of unnecsary suffering.

-
Dude, we're all gonna die anyway.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (+y/Ru)

137 Here are a couple of James Woods' tweets regarding the Michelle Wolf & the WHCD:

Because class shines bright in the face of low class trash. They were beacons in the night of liberal embarrassment and self degradation.



Put this clip in every campaign video for Republican women running for office in #2018.
I's a gift from heaven.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (PvFoN)

138 So that is "High Society" -- dress in a tux or gown and make vulgar comments about women?

That Tim Alberta tweet should have included "vulgar, vile, vicious" in his summary of DC journalist problems. And he could have added "far left dishonest anti-American hacks intent on a globalist/oligarch overthrow of traditional America".

Posted by: illiniwek at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (bT8Z4)

139 What does that say about our society that Weird Al is the voice of reason.



Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (oMtOd)

I would say good things. he's very bright, very funny, and very rich. lol

Posted by: Todler at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (8D42x)

140 108
>>I've been to Norway and also worked with them in /mil context elsewhere.



>>Some of them are great people but a surprising number are progtard bags of used enema fluid...



Norway, like most of Europe, is highly socialist no matter what they
call themselves. As long as those offshore oil wells keeping pumping
that black gold into their economy they can afford to be very liberal.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 11:41 AM (/tuJf)

I like how they fund there free healthcare for all by killing the planet with their conflict crude oil.
I pointed out to a smaht lefty one day that I support free healthcare like Norway if they support dropping 1000 oil wells off the coast of CA and MA..... You know like Norway.
I'll take Australia's gun policy if we can have their immigration policy and 500 mile moat around the whole nation....like Australia.


LOLOLOL

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (ymnmz)

141 "Ed Henry was beside himself this morning on Fox. He was once president of this group of dimwits and is so upset over last night. "

If you saw the interrogation Ed Henry gave Scott Pruitt you would know Ed Henry fits right in with that crowd.

Posted by: DanMan at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (XTiHL)

142 Michelle,

Enclosed is the check for the amount we agreed on. Hiring you was the best thing I've ever done for my, uh, client.

You lived down to all our expectations--Good Job! Please keep talking!

Best/Worst,

Posted by: Michael Cohen, Atty, at What's Left of our Laws at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (m6qV1)

143 >>One or the other. Choose sides. Frankly, I don't think we're up against a bunch of dummies here. They know what they are doing.


Yes, they do. A 'culture of death' who thinks they own us.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (W+vEI)

144 129 Wonder if it has to do with the attacks they made last night in Syria....

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (LiyEm)

145 For those who don't know, don't bing blue waffle.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (hZqko)

146 128. Behold - Russian documentary with xardbas soundtrack. See SMR rolling tanks. See armoured fighting vehicles collide with big rigs.
https://youtu.be/AyDi8kI9gp0

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (fA1SL)

147 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:
1) Sonic booms
2) AM rock stations
3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can
4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall
5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults
...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)

148 Moments ago, Israel's Channel10 reported that Netanyahu is set to make "significant" televised announcement on Iran on Monday evening at 8pm local time (5pm GMT) in what his office said would be "dramatic news about Iran" and "significant development regarding" the Iran nuclear agreement and which will reportedly influence the world.
Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD



Netanyahu: "I have signed legislation that will outlaw Iran forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes".

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:47 AM (BBhgz)

149 The real nastiness at the WHCD began with that fag Colbert. When he roasted Bush.

Basically these dinnners are chances to take shots at Republicans nothing more.

Shit, during the SCOAMFS reign of error instead of taking shots at Obama they would take shots at Boehner and even Trump, which backfired spectacularly on that little cunt Seth Myers.

And it settles as fact that every Daily Show alum is piece of shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 30, 2018 11:47 AM (HdKj+)

150
When (and it will be "when", not "if") we have to go back to Europe to save it again

Just say "NO"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2018 11:47 AM (IqV8l)

151
I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

1) Sonic booms

2) AM rock stations

3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall

5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults

...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)


The joy of metal-tipped lawn darts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:47 AM (ptqGC)

152 >>Their oil reserves are what they coast on, but even the "wealthy" in Norway don't have the prosperity we have in the United States.

Funny how that evil capitalism thing works.

Norway is a beautiful place made more beautiful by aquavit. I could hang there for a while.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 11:47 AM (/tuJf)

153 The MSM are living proof of the saying "Get Woke, Go Broke."

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at April 30, 2018 11:47 AM (T09ml)

154 I would say good things. he's very bright, very funny, and very rich. lol
Posted by: Todler at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (8D42x)
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Oh, don't worry, I like him. I always have.

It's just ironic that a guy who has made his living doing parodies is a kinder and more serious person than the majority of the mainstream media.

Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2018 11:48 AM (oMtOd)

155

What's this? No love for the Official Vodka of the Moron Horde, Valu-Rite?

It's like I don't you people any more...

"It's good for two things: degreasing engines and killing brain cells."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 11:48 AM (GdWl+)

156 The one from last week was in AL.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 11:48 AM (mpXpK)

157 103 THIS.
Question is: When (and it will be "when", not "if") we have to go back to Europe to save it again, can we keep it this time?


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 11:40 AM (jxbfJ)


Why bother? They want Shari'ah. Let them get it good and hard.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 11:48 AM (WDCYi)

158 Dog found snuggling with a teddy bear finds a forever home:

https://tinyurl.com/y9tgqezj

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 11:48 AM (tpDAe)

159 I suspect Anna Puma's Tub Time would get higher ratings than "Morning Shmoe" any day of the week.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 11:40 AM


The interpretive narration of the Marianas Turkey Shoot, complete with correct-to-period camouflage schemes on the model planes and sound effects, along with the expert commentary concerning the perfidy the size requirements wrought upon the poor Helldiver designers at Curtiss, would be epic.

Of course, only dogfights above the cloud layer (i.e. bubbles) would be shown, to keep things manageable.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 30, 2018 11:49 AM (ctuyM)

160 When (and it will be "when", not "if") we have to go back to Europe to save it again

Just say "NO"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


If we have to go back a third time, we start annexing shit.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:49 AM (BBhgz)

161 For those who don't know, don't bing blue waffle.
=========

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 30, 2018 11:49 AM (vg8iE)

162 Brave Sir Robin:

Wandering around the mountains of central Penna with your 2 cousins with a single shot .22 plinking stuff.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at April 30, 2018 11:49 AM (T09ml)

163 Their oil reserves are what they coast on, but even the "wealthy" in Norway don't have the prosperity we have in the United States.

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The rest of the world coasts on the medical advances made in this country. They are all rent seekers and yet we pay for these advances ourselves. What a generous society we in the United States are. The most generous and compassionate culture that has ever existed.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 11:49 AM (sX1BW)

164 I happened to share an elevator with the Ambassador in our hotel. I was wearing my name badge and spoke to him politely. He didn't acknowledge my existence.

We noticed him wandering around the hotel property (which is on the beach) by himself. Looked lonely. He sure didn't make any friends after his little speech.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:49 AM (ptqGC)

165 147
I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

1) Sonic booms

2) AM rock stations

3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall

5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults

...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)

Slamming a phone receiver down hard on a desk phone so hard you make the bell ding.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 11:49 AM (ymnmz)

166 Blue wave MY ASS!

-
Is that anything like a Tijuana corkscrew?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 11:49 AM (+y/Ru)

167 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)


Dialing a phone.

Waiting until a specific time to watch a television show, as opposed to watching it when convenient.

Record stores.

Hell, most any kind of small niche store.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (PFy0L)

168 It's a testament to their bubble-bred stupidity and hatred that they did not realize what a gift they were giving.

It fired up the hardcore #resist! crowd, of course, but turned off middle-grounders, and rang like a ten-foot gong with Trump's voters.

I hope it gets used in every congressional and senate race this summer and fall.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (lreLi)

169 GW Bush was a statesmanlike punching bag.
Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (LiyEm)


He deserved to be impeached for not leveling with the country on a regular basis on the progress of the war in Iraq. Only Karen Hughes seemed to understand that and she was overruled by that imbecile Rove, the architect of 2006 and 2008. Assholes.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (y7DUB)

170 Who funds the White House Correspondent's Dinner?

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (lKmt3)

171 So that is "High Society" -- dress in a tux or gown and make vulgar comments about women?

Here is some true High Society - The Chairman and Der Bingle singing "Well, Did You Evah?"

(song starts at 40 seconds in)

https://tinyurl.com/ydhqbsx4

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perrfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (kqsXK)

172 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

1) Sonic booms

2) AM rock stations

3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall

5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults

...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin


6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (BBhgz)

173 Jimmy Kimmel is fully supporting this Wolf chick.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM (ptqGC)

174 >>Dog found snuggling with a teddy bear finds a forever home:

https://tinyurl.com/y9tgqezj




SO cute!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM (W+vEI)

175 Colorado

I think you misspelled "Colofornia."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM (ty7RM)

176 It's just ironic that a guy who has made his living doing parodies is a
kinder and more serious person than the majority of the mainstream
media.

=====

George Carlin. And, before the fall, Bill Cosby. Good-humored and witty.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM (MIKMs)

177 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)


Dialing a phone.

Waiting until a specific time to watch a television show, as opposed to watching it when convenient.

Record stores.

Hell, most any kind of small niche store.

Posted by: WitchDoktor


Using a pay phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM (BBhgz)

178 165 Seinfeld did a bit about that(back in the old cordless touch tone phone days)about how they were unsatisfying to slam.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM (LiyEm)

179 Who funds the White House Correspondent's Dinner?
Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (lKmt3)
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The WH Correspondents' Association, or some such name (didn't look it up). The ostensible purpose of the dinner is to raise funds for scholarships. For whom, I don't know.

Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM (oMtOd)

180 Yes, they do. A 'culture of death' who thinks they own us.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (W+vEI)


We haven't yet ... and I don't think we ever will ... define the proper relationship between the Citizen and the State.

Most people I've ever known ... if they have any kind of political opinions at all ... fancy the Citizen as subservient to a State that conveniently advocates for that particular individual's ideals.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 11:52 AM (3zt5o)

181 Bill Burr is 'mean' but funny because he is also self deprecating. But mostly because he's just funny.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 11:52 AM (n1b3L)

182 >>>If I think of more stuff about the douche I'll post it here.

Leftists always go off topic and inappropriately inject their bullshit into everything.

They're like the asshole on the subway who starts haranguing everybody when the train is in transit because he knows they can't escape until they arrive at the next station.

They have no class, no manners. We have too much of a sense of propriety to do that. But it's good to hear most were pissed. This strategy is starting to backfire, and they can't see it, or can't help themselves.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 11:52 AM (/qEW2)

183 Jimmy Kimmel is fully supporting this Wolf chick.
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Of course. It fits nicely with his past of demeaning and vulgar displays toward women.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 11:52 AM (vg8iE)

184 Houston alone has 4 time zones

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2018 11:52 AM (JFO2v)

185 162 Brave Sir Robin:

Wandering around the mountains of central Penna with your 2 cousins with a single shot .22 plinking stuff.


Posted by: TANSTAAFL at April 30, 2018 11:49 AM (T09ml)

For me, it was a compound bow with judo tip arrows.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (WDCYi)

186 Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.

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Is that because today's children don't have cans, don't know how to play, or because LED streetlights have that soft glow of a russian laboratory.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (sX1BW)

187 >>...thought/adds? Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)

Dodgeball. Warning-free weather forecasts. Heterosexual intercourse. Firecrackers. Summer jobs.

Posted by: Zod at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (Bdeb0)

188
There was a brilliant meta moment in one of the skits on the Weird Al Show.

There was a Weird Al Show?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (IqV8l)

189 @TimAlberta

Every caricature thrust upon the national press- that we are culturally elitist, professionally incestuous, socioeconomically detached and ideologically biased -is confirmed by this trainwreck of an event.

Journalists, the joke's on us.

The WHCD is broken. Fix it or end it.


Oh, it's a lot more than just the dinner, sport.

You're entire profession is a fraud.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (LNPd9)

190 172 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

1) Sonic booms

2) AM rock stations

3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall

5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults

...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin


6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (BBhgz)

Watching a movie on VHS
Listening to music on cassette

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (NWiLs)

191 Jimmy Kimmel is fully supporting this Wolf chick.

Make one joke about Obama, you'll be crucified.

Or even David Hogg.

'Support' is a reward for serving the cause.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (oVJmc)

192 Using a pay phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM (BBhgz)
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In a phone booth

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (vg8iE)

193 Act of kindness on the NYC subway:

https://tinyurl.com/y8ugdry4

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (tpDAe)

194 Lecture us about "global warming" and informed us all that the island we were on will be under water in another 50 years.

Speak about the evils of coal and......airplanes

--

Should have asked him if his arms were tired from rowing all the way over here.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (7ZVPa)

195 BTW we put our 17 year old cat down today. Never could stand that cat, but feel sad anyway.

Posted by: regular joe at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (O50yS)

196 Kodachrome. I miss that film.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (fA1SL)

197 Basically these dinnners are chances to take shots at Republicans nothing more.

Shit, during the SCOAMFS reign of error instead of taking shots at Obama they would take shots at Boehner and even Trump, which backfired spectacularly on that little cunt Seth Myers.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 30, 2018 11:47 AM (HdKj+)
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Yep:

Republican in the WH: WHCD comedian takes vicious shots at POTUS. POTUS makes self deprecating humor.

Dem in WH: WHCD comedian takes vicious shots at critics of POTUS. POTUS take the same vicious shots.



Posted by: WisRich at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (G0vdT)

198 >>Jimmy Kimmel is fully supporting this Wolf chick.


Not surprised. He and the other late night hosts do a version of Wolf's routine every night, and did Wolf say anything more offensive than Samantha Bee or John Oliver?

Nope. Her only faux pas was the venue, although her content may have been approved by the WHCD organizers who were then mugged by reality when it bombed.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (W+vEI)

199 I worked with most of the NATO forces during the late 1970's through the mid 1980's. Back then, most of NATO was a joke except for the Brits and some of the Kraut units. The rest of NATO was made up of Socialist a-holes.

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (gbWkA)

200 126
SHS pressers for the next week-Every question asked by a major outlet gets a FYNQ and on to the lesser outlets.

Posted by: Fish at April 30, 2018 11:44 AM (9goQD)

Might have to stream the audio to that today. Should be interesting.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (jxbfJ)

201 The real nastiness at the WHCD began with that fag Colbert. When he roasted Bush.

********************

It also went to show what a fucking clueless idiot Dubya was.

Bush Sr had the benefit of being "roasted" by Dana Carvey, whose imitations were apolitical and benign, so I imagine Dubya thought the same thing. Despite the rage of the 2000 election and the sheer hatred against him he had absolutely no clue just how much people despised him and was taken completely by surprise when Colbert made his vicious attacks on him at the WHCD. Totally clueless.

Since then he only seems to find his stones when it comes to criticizing Trump.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (+dsLj)

202 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:
1) Sonic booms
2) AM rock stations
3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can
4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall
5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults
...thought/adds?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)


Running to get the phone when it rings. Long distance bills.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (Pz4pT)

203 151: BB gun wars. No head shots.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (hZqko)

204 I would say good things. he's very bright, very funny, and very rich. lol
Posted by: Todler at April 30, 2018 11:45 AM (8D42x)
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Oh, don't worry, I like him. I always have.

It's just ironic that a guy who has made his living doing parodies is a kinder and more serious person than the majority of the mainstream media.



Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2018 11:48 AM (oMtOd)

I agree, and figured you were saying he's a good guy.

TBH, I'd think a parody artist would HAVE to be fairly reasonable in his line of work. you sort of have to get approval to do that stuff, and as many times as he featured some artists, a cease and desist letter would have been forthcoming if he'd been nasty.

but I think he gets the true meaning of humor, it's got to be funny.

Posted by: Todler at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (8D42x)

205 53 Tito's Vodka > Russian Vodka
Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 11:28 AM (sX1BW)

hell ya!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (JFO2v)

206 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

1) Sonic booms

2) AM rock stations

3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall

5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults

...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)

Slamming a phone receiver down hard on a desk phone so hard you make the bell ding.

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Running around the neighborhood playing cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers shooting each other with toy guns.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (+y/Ru)

207 What fits into Mother Russia!
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yasw73yz
[2:15mins]

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (VBKy9)

208 ...thought/adds?



Posted by: Brave Sir Robin





6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (BBhgz)


To the sound of the ciccadas on a hot August night.


Or waiting by the radio to hear Frank Zappa's Valley Girl to be played 6 times in a row cause there were no down loads and it wasn't in the store yet.

Recording songs off the radio.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (ymnmz)

209 90% of Russia's GDP is drunk Russians doing dumb shit on YouTube.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (1ISKN)

210 God bless Texas.

*snif*

Posted by: Rihar at April 30, 2018 11:55 AM (+PABY)

211 The best part is Trump beat the press corps just by getting out of the way.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 11:55 AM (oVJmc)

212 120 Weird Al Yankovic's many videos are funny because they poke fun at modern society without being nasty or truly insulting to the subject. He has said in interviews that he refuses to swear or to directly attack an individual in his parodies. And it works.

One exception: His parody of "Smells Like Teen Spirit' really attacked and mocked Nirvana and their music and Cobain's vocals as being garbage. I thought it was surprisingly mean-spirited coming from Al, who usually doesn't go that route.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 11:55 AM (xlCXC)

213 >>...thought/adds? Posted by: Brave Sir Robin

Shucking. Jiving.

Posted by: Zod at April 30, 2018 11:55 AM (Bdeb0)

214

Using a pay phone.

Climbing a tree.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 11:55 AM (GdWl+)

215
I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:
1) Sonic booms
2) AM rock stations
3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

The click,click,click of a TV tuner before the remote control came along

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (lKyWE)

216 I'm confident that Bibi's "news" is already known to his friend in the WH. Will be out and about, will have to listen to radio "news" (it's amazing how bad and distorting even 3-minute "news" summaries can be on the radio). It's about the Iran deal. As Israel is not a party thereto, scratching my head about what this might be.


But it seems certain the US is withdrawing. A wise move.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (QDnY+)

217 >>I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience.



Waiting for the radio to play your favorite song again.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (W+vEI)

218 203
151: BB gun wars. No head shots.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (hZqko)


There is always one douchey kid who thinks Imma do a head shot. He gets a throat punch.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (ymnmz)

219 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

1) Sonic booms

2) AM rock stations

3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall

5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults

...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)

Getting your ass kicked by your neighbor's parents, cuz yours weren't there when you deserved an asskicking.

Posted by: Roy at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (7n4KQ)

220 Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (BBhgz)

Kissing a girl at the end of a date without getting written authorization beforehand.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (PFy0L)

221 197
Basically these dinnners are chances to take shots at Republicans nothing more.



Shit, during the SCOAMFS reign of error instead of taking shots at
Obama they would take shots at Boehner and even Trump, which backfired
spectacularly on that little cunt Seth Myers.



Posted by: Kreplach at April 30, 2018 11:47 AM (HdKj+)

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Yep:



Republican in the WH: WHCD comedian takes vicious shots at POTUS. POTUS makes self deprecating humor.



Dem in WH: WHCD comedian takes vicious shots at critics of POTUS. POTUS take the same vicious shots.









Posted by: WisRich at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM (G0vdT)

You left off the dessert course:The media present behaves like the whore in Police Academy that services the Commandant Lassard while he is at the podium.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (jxbfJ)

222 UHF TV stations.

Did any of those ever work?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (1ISKN)

223
The WH Correspondents' Association, or some such name (didn't look it up). The ostensible purpose of the dinner is to raise funds for scholarships. For whom, I don't know.

Posted by: bluebell


The amount in scholarships is miniscule. Like most Left-run "charities", the purpose is to provide a salary (over $100,000) to a "director".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 11:57 AM (BWL+E)

224 He deserved to be impeached for not leveling with the country on a regular basis on the progress of the war in Iraq.

*************************************

That's one of the reasons why I love Trump. He always provides a near minute by minute update on what he's doing and why. I always know what the President is doing on any given day.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 30, 2018 11:57 AM (+dsLj)

225 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM

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Dialing a phone.
Waiting until a specific time to watch a television show, as opposed to watching it when convenient.
Record stores.
Hell, most any kind of small niche store.
Posted by: WitchDoktor

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Using a pay phone.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM


Doing an engine tune-up Changing the plugs and points / setting the timing.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 30, 2018 11:57 AM (ctuyM)

226 can I bring something over, cause willowed :

if it wasn't Rasputin would have been something else. the society was rotten to the core and ready for a full collapse

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 11:15 AM (bUjCl)

Nothing annoys me more than the justification for Soviet communism because Tsarist Russia was supposed to be some hopelessly backward impoverished country. On the contrary, Russia was rapidly industrializing, railroads were being built, the middle class growing and the aristocracy decreasing in importance. With a few more years of peace, the country would have been increasingly on the level of Western Europe.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 11:24 AM (BWL+E)


if it wasn't Rasputin would have been something else. the society was rotten to the core and ready for a full collapse

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 11:15 AM (bUjCl)

Nothing annoys me more than the justification for Soviet communism because Tsarist Russia was supposed to be some hopelessly backward impoverished country. On the contrary, Russia was rapidly industrializing, railroads were being built, the middle class growing and the aristocracy decreasing in importance. With a few more years of peace, the country would have been increasingly on the level of Western Europe.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 11:24 AM (BWL+E)


1) study your Russian history better. There were multiple parties taking part in the revolution, a number of them democratic.
2) the tsarist family and the rotten system that supported that murderous imbecilic dictator with absolute power it had to go
3) it is a will of history that bolsheviks ended up on top
4) the so called "industrialization"wasn't. money and power in the hands of the corrupt few.
5) and if I may suggest, find better sources for your research and get some depth on the subject

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 11:57 AM (bUjCl)

227 #207 #9 Screw you, Bertram!!! I'm telling Giorgy on you!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 11:57 AM (VBKy9)

228 217
>>I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience.







Waiting for the radio to play your favorite song again.





Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (W+vEI)

Rewinding the tape before you return it to Blockbuster.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 11:57 AM (jxbfJ)

229 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 11:55 AM (xlCXC)

Heh that's one of my favorites. He does have to get the artist to sign off before he can do them.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (n1b3L)

230 Doing an engine tune-up Changing the plugs and points / setting the timing.
Posted by: Duncanthrax


By watching the vibration of the radio antenna...

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (BBhgz)

231 209. And to think - before the internet, nobody made any money off any of their antics. Truly, a master race is one what monetizes its perennial follies.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (fA1SL)

232 122 The city of Philadelphia has misplaced more than $33 million in cash

Maybe they had a hole in their pocket.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 11:43 AM (+y/Ru)

Which leads directly to the mayor's cronies.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (RD7QR)

233 >>>>
151: BB gun wars. No head shots.


Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM
.
.
.And boy did they sting! Had to pull BB's from under our skin more than once. Surprised that none of us ever came down with any infections from doing that.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (+Dllb)

234 1) Sonic booms
2) AM rock stations
3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can
4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall
5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults
...thought/adds?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin
6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (BBhgz)


Watching a TV station go off the air and display a test pattern.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (xlCXC)

235
172 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:



1) Sonic booms



2) AM rock stations



3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can



4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall



5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults



...thought/adds?



Posted by: Brave Sir Robin





6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (BBhgz)



Watching a movie on VHS

Listening to music on cassette

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (NWiLs)

7.) Using a pay phone in a phone booth

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (gbWkA)

236 #226 Arguments so nice, runner posted them twice!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (VBKy9)

237 I'm starting to think propriety is overrated. Guys like the Norwegian who bring partisan politics to nonpartisan venues should be heckled and booed.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (gtDDG)

238 Check that. I don't know if he legally has to get the artist to sign off but he always made it a point to do that.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (n1b3L)

239 I dunno who that Kelly Scaletta twat is but when I clicton his tweet it says he blocked me.
So I'm guessing he's a cuck who's seen my tweets

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (hMwEB)

240
BTW we put our 17 year old cat down today. Never could stand that cat, but feel sad anyway.

Posted by: regular joe at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (O50yS)


I am so stressed out today. Our nearly 17 y.o. kitty has become so picky about eating she's nearly wasting away. Her blood work is all fine (although she's on thyroid meds) and I've actually had to ask our kitty sitter (a former vet tech) how she and her boyfriend would feel about burying our poor girl in the side yard under a crepe myrtle tree if she dies suddenly while we're away. She's assured me they wouldn't have a problem.

I've got a funeral reception for a non-member of our church this week, and trying to prepare to leave this weekend for our first vacation in two years.


I can't stand the thought of losing our old girl. She snuggles against me every night, and since losing our other kitty, she craves our affection. I'm so sad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (ptqGC)

241 UHF TV stations.

Did any of those ever work?


Channel 31 in Denver, back in the 80s I think. It wasn't HD, but it was a good alternative to what Channel 4, 7, and 9 were showing.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (eytER)

242 Kodachrome. I miss that film.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 11:54 AM


#MeToo

Posted by: Paul Simon at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (ctuyM)

243 >>UHF TV stations.

>>Did any of those ever work?


Oh yes. Channel 38 was the Big Bad Bruins network back in the day. I can still hear the intro to the game coverage playing in my head.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (/tuJf)

244 228
217

>>I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience.











Waiting for the radio to play your favorite song again.









Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 11:56 AM (W+vEI)

Rewinding the tape before you return it to Blockbuster.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 11:57 AM (jxbfJ)


Camping out at the ticketron window to get "good seats"

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (ymnmz)

245 Only at the WHCD can you mock and accuse the President of being a pervert, then attack the women who work for him, and then go to a Playboy party afterwards without one single feminist batting an eye.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (+dsLj)

246 233 We usually just threw ricks or dirt clods.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (LiyEm)

247 And what happened to lightning bugs? They used to be everywhere.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (1ISKN)

248 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)


Dialing a phone.

Waiting until a specific time to watch a television show, as opposed to watching it when convenient.

Record stores.

Hell, most any kind of small niche store.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (PFy0L)


Yep. Anything you heard about, read about somewhere. Books, records (or tapes/cds), some gadget, you had to go to a store (or stores) to see if they have it, and the further off the beaten path it is, the less likely they will.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:00 PM (Pz4pT)

249 Watching a movie on VHS Beta
Fixed.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 12:00 PM (VBKy9)

250 Using a pay phone.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:51 AM

--

My old man worked for Ma Bell, and had an old rotary phone in the garage that we found a couple of years ago. Took a few minutes for me to explain to the spawn how a rotary phone worked, and had to include the fact that it was wired to a wall. Also, that the phones were rented, you could not own one.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2018 12:00 PM (7ZVPa)

251 Heh that's one of my favorites. He does have to get the artist to sign off before he can do them.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (n1b3L)


I know, and that surprised me. Because Weird Al really tore them a new one.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 12:00 PM (xlCXC)

252 >>Kissing a girl at the end of a date


right on the Veranda.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:00 PM (tcB+2)

253 UHF channels worked.I remember one that had a heavy metal music video show and another I watched The Prisoner on.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:00 PM (LiyEm)

254 Use a typewriter
Use a dot-matrix printer
Use a green-screen computer
Get a credit card receipt made with an impression machine and carbon paper

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (NWiLs)

255 To the sound of the ciccadas on a hot August night.
=====

Open windows. On my 'smug walk' yesterday, some young man was angry at very loud girls in a neighboring house.

Learning 'indoor' voices and neighborhood courtesy.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (MIKMs)

256 #226 Arguments so nice, runner posted them twice!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (VBKy9)


had my Wheaties this 'morn

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (bUjCl)

257 172 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

1) Sonic booms

2) AM rock stations

3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall

5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults

...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin


6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM



Going into a library (where there is NOT a protest going on) and pulling out the little drawers of the card catalog, or looking up something in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (0tfLf)

258 233 And boy did they sting! Had to pull BB's from under our skin more than once. Surprised that none of us ever came down with any infections from doing that.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (+Dllb)

There were no wars in our neighborhood. Just one asshole kid who would stick his gun out the window and head-shot at any other kid who walked by his house.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (WDCYi)

259 >>>>I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience.


Forest Porn

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (tcB+2)

260 >>It's just ironic that a guy who has made his living doing parodies is a kinder and more serious person than the majority of the mainstream media.



Saw Yankovic interviewed on the CBS Sunday Show last year. He is very smart, graduated HS early, and fell into the music stuff as a college DJ. He gets permission from the artist(s) for each of his parodies, and has only been turned down once (by Paul McCartney).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zxaJgBGIYU

So much of comedy today is lazy and dumb, and more recently, angry and mean. Makes the more clever ones like Weird Al stand out all the more.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (W+vEI)

261 UHF TV stations.

Did any of those ever work?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Hell yes. That's where most of the b&w re-runs of all the old westerns were.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (BBhgz)

262
Yep. Anything you heard about, read about somewhere. Books, records (or tapes/cds), some gadget, you had to go to a store (or stores) to see if they have it, and the further off the beaten path it is, the less likely they will.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:00 PM (Pz4pT)


Wait, here's a good one:

Playing cowboys and Indians.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (xlCXC)

263
#207 #9 Screw you, Bertram!!! I'm telling Giorgy on you!!!
Posted by: andycanuck


Talk to the tractor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (IqV8l)

264 UHF stations were awesome.

Ironically, most stations broadcast in the UHF band since the digital changeover (even if they keep their old virtual channel number).

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (oVJmc)

265 Is this a new one or the same old one where they called the cops and had them escorted out to jail? That is exactly what would happen here.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 11:39 AM (mpXpK)


========

I think there might be yet another one in the works. Bing "black women golfing slow investigation". They claim the course called the cops on them because they were golfing too slow, and the owner is white.

I really think the Starbucks guys started a new fad for these POS. Like after the Nice terrorist killed 84 people with a truck it was the cool thing to do for terrorists.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (/qEW2)

266 172 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:



1) Sonic booms



2) AM rock stations



3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can



4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall



5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults



...thought/adds?



Posted by: Brave Sir Robin





6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (BBhgz)



Watching a movie on VHS

Listening to music on cassette

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (NWiLs)

7.) Using a pay phone in a phone booth
Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (gbWkA)

Freedom....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (NgKpN)

267 247 Climate change!(I used to hunt them with a wiffle ball bat.When you hot one it was like a tracer bullet)

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (LiyEm)

268 Get a credit card receipt made with an impression machine and carbon paper

Insomniac, that's a good one. Made me think of the printed booklets at the counters with bad credit card numbers. The clerk would have to check to see if your card number was in that book, if not it went into the Click Clack machine.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (eytER)

269 Dang, Forest Porn was a thing?

I thought it was just my neighborhood.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (1ISKN)

270 Buy a pack of smokes for their old man at the corner store

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (NWiLs)

271 On Texas vs. Russia:
/Rant on
These comparisons of Russia vs. whatever that show how badly their economy is doing, how low their per-capita income is, how small their...whatever is are making me very angry!! Very Angry Indeed!!

Why? Because while all these pundits talk about how badly Russia is doing economically, they have no trouble operating effectively in the Middle East and elsewhere, no trouble supporting surrogates like those in Ukraine, and most of all no trouble beefing up their military with weapons new aircraft designs and weapons that are designed to negate our capabilities (networked systems like Blue Force Tracker and others). A few years ago the ruble was going to collapse. Yup, that forecast was right on the money. It's like someone is saying "Oh, ignore them. They'll never be able to do anything." Why would someone say that?*
A better comparison would be what the Russians get for each monetary unit of GDP. I'll bet their PAK-50 / SU-57 fighter program, once in production, will be cheaper and much more capable than the F-35.
/Rant off

*One good thing about being paranoid is that you are not surprised when attacked.

Posted by: George V at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (LUHWu)

272 When the Civil War 2 comes along can Texas go grab its land back from NM and Colorado?
Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 11:32 AM (sX1BW)


That would be awesome, because I want to live in Texas but I don't want to move.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (/A+Cl)

273 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

1) Sonic booms

2) AM rock stations

3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall

5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults

...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin


6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM

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The idea that we should be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin (or orientation).

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (sX1BW)

274
7.) Using a pay phone in a phone booth

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (gbWkA)


And the stupid little self that was far too small to rest the yellow pages on while looking up a phone number.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (lKyWE)

275

The click,click,click of a TV tuner before the remote control came along

Holding the TV antenna (aka "rabbit ears") in a certain position because the channel wouldn't come in any other way.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (GdWl+)

276 Leaving home without a phone. I even find myself lost if I left my phone at home.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (n1b3L)

277 Using a pay phone

the peaceful transfer of power

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (m6qV1)

278 We had a pretty healthy sonic boom here a couple of days ago.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (mpXpK)

279 Blob of a WaPo reporter defending the press in regards to the WHCD, lets slip with a Kinsley Gaff:

"We're at war, we're not at work ... uh, uh, we're at work, not at war."


twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/990739220020031488

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (LNPd9)

280 261 UHF TV stations.
Did any of those ever work?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe
Hell yes. That's where most of the bw re-runs of all the old westerns were.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (BBhgz)


I remember the day I figured out how to manipulate the channel selector dials on my family's TV to pull in UHF stations. I was in hog heaven. Look at these new stations I've never seen before! Wow!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (xlCXC)

281
I can't stand the thought of losing our old
girl. She snuggles against me every night, and since losing our other
kitty, she craves our affection. I'm so sad.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (ptqGC)

Oh Jane I'm so sorry. I'm always a mess after losing our kitties, and didn't want another because of that... so I don't. But Heidi has two.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (aljs9)

282 SH Green Stamps

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (ctuyM)

283 At a Waffle House at 2:30 AM?

Good luck claiming you weren't drunk.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (oVJmc)

284 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 11:24 AM (BWL+E)


1) study your Russian history better. There were multiple parties taking part in the revolution, a number of them democratic.
2) the tsarist family and the rotten system that supported that murderous imbecilic dictator with absolute power it had to go
3) it is a will of history that bolsheviks ended up on top
4) the so called "industrialization"wasn't. money and power in the hands of the corrupt few.
5) and if I may suggest, find better sources for your research and get some depth on the subject
Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 11:57 AM (bUjCl)


Wow, that's some remarkable condescension you got going there.

You also happen to be mostly wrong.

Quite a twofer.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (Pz4pT)

285 240 Tried a different food?

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (LiyEm)

286 259 >>>>I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience.


Forest Porn
Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:01 PM (tcB+2)

Well.... I had to do something with my time when Little Forrest was in school...

Posted by: Gump, Forrest Gump at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (NgKpN)

287 See, we allow dogs who are going to die anyway a mercy death, free of unnecsary suffering.
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As an aside, it would also save us from spelling errors.

I wonder also, if he feels that way about Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (7Cr6v)

288
1) Sonic booms



2) AM rock stations



3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can



4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall



5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults



...thought/adds?



Posted by: Brave Sir Robin





6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (BBhgz)



Watching a movie on VHS

Listening to music on cassette

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (NWiLs)

7.) Using a pay phone in a phone booth
Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (gbWkA)

8-Track Tapes

Posted by: JoshBARROquette at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (y3aQB)

289
8.) Dialing a number for the time or weather.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (BWL+E)

290 Anyone see what that little worm Bill Kristol have to eay?

Posted by: MIsanthropic Humanitarian at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (3Pma+)

291 1) Sonic booms
2) AM rock stations
3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can
4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall
5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults
...thought/adds?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin
6) Playing kick the can under the soft glow of streetlights on a summer's eve.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:50 AM (BBhgz)

Watching a TV station go off the air and display a test pattern.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine


Watch the same station come on the air the next morning with the national anthem.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (AM1GF)

292 3) it is a will of history that bolsheviks ended up on top

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Also the murdering.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (sX1BW)

293 >>>>I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience.


Inserting a Pencil into a Cassette Tape and 'hand-cueing' it back to functional.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (tcB+2)

294 You could brain somebody with a 8 track tape.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (LiyEm)

295 The Left keeps doubling down on twitter supporting Michelle Wolf.
@MarisaKabas (blue checkmark)
"calling sarah Huckabee sanders an asshole to her face is a personal dream and i'm jealous @michelleisawolf got to do it first."

These people are the real misogynists.



Posted by: redridinghood at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (PvFoN)

296 We still have a dwindling number of pay phones here but they're 50-cents now and not 25 because when a technology is hurting you, you should raise prices for your service.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 12:05 PM (VBKy9)

297 >I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience.
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Driving a car.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2018 12:05 PM (7Cr6v)

298 Convincing the kid who shot you in the face with a BB gun and who also got caught peeping into your buddies sister's bed room window at night that he could in fact climb down the sheer rock wall...... only to have him fall 30 feet and and land with his head in a halo of rocks, narrowly avoiding death and brain damage, but breaking his elbow.




Wait............am I the only one?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 12:05 PM (ymnmz)

299 275




The click,click,click of a TV tuner before the remote control came along



Holding the TV antenna (aka "rabbit ears") in a certain position because the channel wouldn't come in any other way.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (GdWl+)

Being the "remote control" for your parent's TV.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 12:05 PM (jxbfJ)

300 240 Tried a different food?

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (LiyEm)


Yes. Several. She's even stopped eating her kitty "crack" Temptations Treats. I think she started associating them with her meds.

I'm at my wits end.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 12:05 PM (ptqGC)

301 "calling sarah Huckabee sanders an asshole to her face is a personal dream and i'm jealous @michelleisawolf got to do it first."

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Dream big.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:05 PM (sX1BW)

302 Going into a library (where there is NOT a protest going on) and pulling out the little drawers of the card catalog, or looking up something in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature.


And then going from the Reader's Guide to the microfiche to find your obscure article!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:05 PM (fuK7c)

303 That would be awesome, because I want to live in Texas but I don't want to move.
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM


If you wanna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (ctuyM)

304 212 120 Weird Al Yankovic's many videos are funny because they poke fun at modern society without being nasty or truly insulting to the subject. He has said in interviews that he refuses to swear or to directly attack an individual in his parodies. And it works.

One exception: His parody of "Smells Like Teen Spirit' really attacked and mocked Nirvana and their music and Cobain's vocals as being garbage. I thought it was surprisingly mean-spirited coming from Al, who usually doesn't go that route.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 11:55 AM (xlCXC)


===============

Kurt Cobain didn't take it that way. Appaently he thought the song was funny and was eager to have Weird Al cut a parody of one of this songs. He viewed it as a sign that he had made it to the big time. "Nevermind" wasn't exactly Cobain's favorite album FWIW.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (DPiPp)

305 Another thought - video arcades.

I have lots of memories of going with friends, "putting up my quarter" to hold my place in line, and all of that.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (eytER)

306 267
247 Climate change!(I used to hunt them with a wiffle ball bat.When you hot one it was like a tracer bullet)

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (LiyEm)

Me too I still laugh about that. Boys. We went from catching them in jars to exploding them in mid air.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (aljs9)

307 Because while all these pundits talk about how badly Russia is doing economically, they have no trouble operating effectively in the Middle East and elsewhere, no trouble supporting surrogates like those in Ukraine, and most of all no trouble beefing up their military with weapons new aircraft designs and weapons that are designed to negate our capabilities (networked systems like Blue Force Tracker and others).


It's real easy to kick ass on the international stage when you don't care how your people are doing at home.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (BBhgz)

308 The squealy garbled sound of fast forwarding a tape.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (ymnmz)

309 #272 Ski Texas!

Posted by: I Cried at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (loZXu)

310 290 Anyone see what that little worm Bill Kristol have to eay?

Posted by: MIsanthropic Humanitarian at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (3Pma+)
----------------------------------------

Worm is right.

"So, children, America continued its downward spiral. In April 2018 something called the White House Correspondents Dinner provoked the stupidest 24 hours in American history.
[KID: Sir, what was the White House?]
It was where the chief human lived when humans governed America.

Posted by: fly gal at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (8TdcF)

311 >>"calling sarah Huckabee sanders an asshole to her face is a personal dream and i'm jealous @michelleisawolf got to do it first."




And that's why Wolf did not fail.
She did exactly what she planned to do.
The controversy is also a desired response.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (W+vEI)

312 Inhaling the fumes off a fresh mimeographed paper in school.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (1ISKN)

313 Talk to the tractor.
That sounds like Uzbek talk to me, Bertram! Are those matches you're carrying?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (VBKy9)

314 >>Another thought - video arcades.


There's a Pinball Bar in Ft. Collins!

Now You Know.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:07 PM (tcB+2)

315 Talking about turning the tuner for the TV we didn't have to do that. We only got two stations.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 12:07 PM (mpXpK)

316
3) it is a will of history that bolsheviks ended up on top

I didn't know history had a will. Is that like having a side?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 12:07 PM (BWL+E)

317 151: trying to watch dirty movies on Skinamax through the scrambled signal.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 12:07 PM (hZqko)

318
I have lots of memories of going with friends, "putting up my quarter" to hold my place in line, and all of that.


I hated people that did that.

I always wanted to finish my game, take their quarter, and start a new game.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:07 PM (oVJmc)

319 Pinball Games

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 12:08 PM (ymnmz)

320 We still have a dwindling number of pay phones here but they're 50-cents now and not 25 because when a technology is hurting you, you should raise prices for your service.
Posted by: andycanuck
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The local rag (destroyed entirely by Gannett) countered sagging circulation by raising subscription cost.

It's analogous to Hillary's 'Smart Diplomacy'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2018 12:08 PM (7Cr6v)

321 Wet mimeographs

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 12:08 PM (ymnmz)

322 Wow, that's some remarkable condescension you got going there.

You also happen to be mostly wrong.

Quite a twofer.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:03 PM (Pz4pT)

no, my friend. it is the knowledge of the subject at hand. but you are welcome to your opinion.

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 12:08 PM (bUjCl)

323 Buy a pack of smokes for their old man at the corner store

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (NWiLs)


Buying smokes for yourself and your underage buddies from unattended cigarette vending machines.

Posted by: cool breeze at April 30, 2018 12:08 PM (UGKMd)

324 Texas -- Illegals trying to get in
Russia -- Legals trying to get out

If Russia tried taking over Texas like they are doing Ukraine, within a month some Texan would have a Putin skull wind-chime dangling on his front porch.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 30, 2018 12:09 PM (0ogQG)

325 294 You could brain somebody with a 8 track tape.
Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (LiyEm)


They used to make "dirty" (i.e. pr0n) 8-track tapes. With titles like 'The Lonely Housewife'. You'd get about 30 seconds of cheesy dialog followed by a few minutes what sounded like 2 raw beefsteaks being slapped together.

A friend told me this.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 12:09 PM (xlCXC)

326
Buy a pack of smokes for their old man at the corner store

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:02 PM (NWiLs)

Buying smokes for yourself and your underage buddies from unattended cigarette vending machines.

Posted by: cool breeze


Soon: buying smokes, period.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 12:09 PM (BWL+E)

327 Having the gas pumped for you (outside NJ) while the attendant checked the oil, tires, water in the battery and cleaned the windshield. Then gave you SH green stamps. (Yes, green temps went away a long time ago.)

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 12:10 PM (gbWkA)

328 Only at the WHCD can you mock and accuse the President of being a pervert, then attack the women who work for him, and then go to a Playboy party afterwards without one single feminist batting an eye.

I think we can dismiss any notion that the left has any compassion for the groups that they purport to care about. Power is the only thing they care about. I wasn't always this jaded, but I've yet to witness any actual altruism in the left.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 30, 2018 12:10 PM (rdl6o)

329 Rush mentioning that Squeaky-ass "Wolf" chick is an ex-investment banker.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 12:10 PM (WDCYi)

330 My dad used to send me to the store for a pack of Marlboros all the time before he quit.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:10 PM (LiyEm)

331 My boys are young men now, but coming up neither was ever in a fist fight, so never gave nor got a bloody nose.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:10 PM (fuK7c)

332 Turning the tv Channel with a pair of pliers because the knob broke.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:10 PM (n1b3L)

333 The Ding Ding bell at a gas station.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (ymnmz)

334 And that's why Wolf did not fail.
She did exactly what she planned to do.
The controversy is also a desired response.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (W+vEI)

---

with 1000 channels, everyone can play to their own niche market, the broader masses be damned.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (PNcou)

335 UHF TV stations.

Did any of those ever work?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

Oh yeah. Channel 20 in DC, home of Ultra Man and the original Batman series, plus Trek reruns. First thing I turned on after coming home from school.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (RD7QR)

336 There was a Weird Al Show?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2018 11:53 AM (IqV8l)


Back in '97. It only lasted a year.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (/qEW2)

337 That's her dream-Calling Sarah Huckabee Sanders an "***hole to her face? She's not into dreaming big, eh? My dream is that she reads "How To Make Friends and Influence People" and take the advice to heart-even with people she doesn't like.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (tpDAe)

338 Watch TV on anything other than a flat panel
Listen to a transistor radio
Have to manually crank a car window up or down

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (NWiLs)

339 Axios
@axios
The Clinton family has made sporadic and often subdued appearances in the 18 months (538 days) since Hillary Clinton lost her presidential election. But we're about to see a lot more of them this spring.

-
Wait. Hillz' appearances so far have been subdued?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (+y/Ru)

340 Before the video arcades, pinball arcades, and new-fangled electronic stuff:

bowling alleys and pool halls.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (MIKMs)

341
8-Track Tapes

Posted by: JoshBARROquette

--
C'mon, 8 tracks are going to make a comeback, you'll see!

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (7ZVPa)

342 Back in '97. It only lasted a year.

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Like the Chevy Chase show.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (sX1BW)

343 My boys are young men now, but coming up neither was ever in a fist fight, so never gave nor got a bloody nose.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:10 PM (fuK7c)

I thought all brothers gave one or the other a bloody nose at one time or another.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (n1b3L)

344 Bang caps.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perrfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (kqsXK)

345 I'd love one of those old cigarette machines in my basement.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:12 PM (LiyEm)

346
The German Shepherd at the gas station.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 12:12 PM (BWL+E)

347 310 290 Anyone see what that little worm Bill Kristol have to eay?

Posted by: MIsanthropic Humanitarian at April 30, 2018 12:04 PM (3Pma+)
----------------------------------------

Worm is right.

"So, children, America continued its downward spiral. In April 2018 something called the White House Correspondents Dinner provoked the stupidest 24 hours in American history.
[KID: Sir, what was the White House?]
It was where the chief human lived when humans governed America.
Posted by: fly gal at April 30, 2018 12:06 PM (8TdcF)

E Plebneessta.....

Posted by: Chief Cloud William at April 30, 2018 12:12 PM (NgKpN)

348 Back in '97. It only lasted a year. [/i

Saturday Morning Kids show.

Like Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:12 PM (oVJmc)

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (oVJmc)

350 If Amy Schumer was a sandwich she'd be a porkchop sandwich on a ciabatta soaked in gin.

Interestingly, that could also be the title of her next blockbuster movie.

Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (2Mnv1)

351 Dialing a phone.

Funny story. We "misplaced" my youngest daughter's birthday on the calendar one time. We were trying to throw together a b-day party in about 5 days. After some drama (It's So embarrassing!!) We had her make voice calls to her friends for verification. On the second call, she looked at me, thrust the hand set out and said "This is SO stupid. it's jut BEEPING!"
I took the hand set from her. It was a busy signal.
Here's the really funny part: she said "THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!!"
The idea there was a one-for-one, analog connection was lost on her.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (ty7RM)

352 151
I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

1) Sonic booms

2) AM rock stations

3) Pulling a pull-tab completely off of a can

4) Smell of leaves burning in the fall

5) Going out exploring with a bunch of kids w/no explicit oversight of adults

...thought/adds?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)

The joy of metal-tipped lawn darts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2018 11:47 AM (ptqGC)


Kids are grown, but we have Grandsone the Elder (1st grader) staying with us 4 nights a week.

1. We routinely burn brush and deadfall out back. Some leaves are mixed in.
2. Backyard fireworks
3. We bought several used Jart sets at flea markets a couple years ago.

He's on the path to morondom. Got him an electric motocross bike a couple months ago. He tested his helmet the other day by driving full tilt into a blow molded chair-swing hanging from a tree out back. I didn't see it, just heard the *whack* and saw the swing moving violently aside. He confessed later to doing it on purpose.

Some days I think they shoulda named him Calvin.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (di1hb)

353 Little plastic army men.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (xlCXC)

354 Playing army.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (xlCXC)

355 Soon: buying smokes, period.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 12:09 PM (BWL+E)

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tobacco industry delenda est

Posted by: Marijuana industry at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (PNcou)

356 Used to collect shopping carts at the local AP to pay for my pizza and Donkey Kong habit.

Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (xqfqx)

357 off BEN sock

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (di1hb)

358 The Left is always saying this soooo......

Would Jesus have laughed at anything Wolf had to say?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (0tfLf)

359 Have to manually crank a car window up or down

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (NWiLs)

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Having to manually crank the car engine. Oh, wait, that was my great-grandparents.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (7ZVPa)

360 348
Back in '97. It only lasted a year. [/i



Saturday Morning Kids show.



Like Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:12 PM (oVJmc)

Pee-wee would have lasted longer were it not for him "shooting" the person sitting in front of him at the movie theater in the back of the head.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 12:14 PM (jxbfJ)

361 "Will of History?" What the fuck is that?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at April 30, 2018 12:14 PM (CoKlX)

362 Rush playing clips of Wolf sounding like your nagging ex-wife.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:14 PM (oVJmc)

363 Buying smokes for yourself and your underage buddies from unattended cigarette vending machines.
Posted by: cool breeze at April 30, 2018 12:08 PM (UGKMd)

At 50 cents a pack....

Posted by: JoeF. at April 30, 2018 12:14 PM (7uYFy)

364 "THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!!"
ROTFLMAO.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 12:14 PM (VBKy9)

365 The Ding Ding bell at a gas station.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless


Free air & water.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (BBhgz)

366 Wet mimeographs

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Mimeograph smell.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (+y/Ru)

367 Little plastic army men.

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Sadly, those still exist. Like legos they guard the kids area like the DMZ - waiting for an adult foot to take out in the dark of night.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (sX1BW)

368 They still sell army men.I see them in Stop And Shop.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (LiyEm)

369 Oh yeah. Channel 20 in DC, home of Ultra Man and the original Batman series, plus Trek reruns. First thing I turned on after coming home from school.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (RD7QR)


Channel 44 in SF used to show Astro-Boy back in the day.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (xlCXC)

370 Sitting around the living room during the Holidays, in bootied onesies, sipping hot cocoa, and discussing healthcare insurance with your family.

Posted by: Pajama Boy at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (ctuyM)

371 C'mon, 8 tracks are going to make a comeback, you'll see!

While I enjoy nostalgia, eight tracks are not on my list of things I miss from my childhood.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (rdl6o)

372 Paper maps for navigation.

No cell phones.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 30, 2018 12:16 PM (lreLi)

373 Gosh I forgot about the mimeograph smell!

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 12:16 PM (gbWkA)

374 C'mon, 8 tracks are going to make a comeback, you'll see!

Actually, vinyl is the cool hipster thing now.
"Hey, wanna ride your fixie over, drink some PBR, listen to records and wax your beard??"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:16 PM (ty7RM)

375
"Will of History?" What the fuck is that?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at April 30, 2018 12:14 PM (CoKlX)


It's the club Leftists use to beat you over the head with when you even question their latest lunacy. If they achieve power, it's the pistol they shoot you with in the execution cellar.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 12:16 PM (BWL+E)

376 "Will of History?" What the fuck is that?

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Murder and tyranny.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:16 PM (sX1BW)

377 The Ding Ding bell at a gas station.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless


Being a pump jockey at the age of ten because your uncle owned the station.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:16 PM (BBhgz)

378 Finding an old dirt filled nudie magazine on the side of the road.


I used to ride my bike everywhere. I used to find lots of good stuff by the side of the road. Finding a playboy or penthouse was lioke unblelievable, but the one time I found a hustler on the side of the road, my world changed. I was like WTF???? Chester the Molester?????

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 12:16 PM (ymnmz)

379 In terms of PR, Russia is punching way above it's weight because the US and Europe have been allowing them to - actually the Euro's have been cheering them and encouraging them all the way.

With respect to some of those items:

"Why? Because while all these pundits talk about how badly Russia is doing economically, they have no trouble operating effectively in the Middle East and elsewhere"

What they are doing is giving political and material support to two nasty regimes there who love it, and until recently nobody in the west has been willing to do squat about it. So Russia makes a profit from selling weapons for oil money, and pays no price because the US and Europe allow them to.

no trouble supporting surrogates like those in Ukraine"

Ukraine has turned into a quagmire that soaks up precious hard currency while producing nothing of actual benefit to Moscow. Same thing goes for Crimea - sure, they got it, but it's a money pit with no viable industries and a population that has to be supported. Crimea was strategically important in 1854 and 1944 - but now it's just an unimportant backwater. Congratulations Putin, you won the white elephant.

and most of all no trouble beefing up their military with weapons new aircraft designs and weapons that are designed to negate our capabilities (networked systems like Blue Force Tracker and others).

They boast about their designs, but they don't have the financial or industrial capacity anymore to produce anything more than a few test models. The Russians can't do big production runs of anything anymore. And the talk about supersonic torpedoes is kinda like the vaporware that dot.com companies would produce a few years ago. Big talk to try and make an impression, but none of it actually works in real world tests.

The Russians are mostly a paper tiger, but they do still have nukes. But that's about all they are now - a broke down 3rd World country run by a thug with nukes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 30, 2018 12:16 PM (k1TUh)

380 3) it is a will of history that bolsheviks ended up on top
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Yes, history seems to favor murderous tyrannies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (7Cr6v)

381 353 Little plastic army men.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (xlCXC)

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so we're playing 'Look how old i am' again?

Posted by: Marijuana industry at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (PNcou)

382 They used to make "dirty" (i.e. pr0n) 8-track tapes. With titles like 'The Lonely Housewife'. You'd get about 30 seconds of cheesy dialog followed by a few minutes what sounded like 2 raw beefsteaks being slapped together.

A friend told me this.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 12:09 PM (xlCXC)


Just for you, my friend - "Instant Nirvana" from the 1968 album Astro-Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000

https://tinyurl.com/yd7vobol

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perrfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (kqsXK)

383 @axios
The Clinton family has made sporadic and often subdued appearances in the 18 months (538 days) since Hillary Clinton lost her presidential election. But we're about to see a lot more of them this spring.



With luck, it will be in a courtroom.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (yQpMk)

384 Listen to a modem carrier signal.
Have to worry about download interruption because their asshole brother picked up the phone extension.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (NWiLs)

385 She's not into dreaming big, eh?

Most of my dreams involve 80s porn chics and time travel.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (3zt5o)

386 "Will of History?" What the fuck is that?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain


Reconstituted dog-turd, aka marxism.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (LNPd9)

387 Long car trips without cellphones or internet, and all there was to do was sleep or read.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (oVJmc)

388 I personally would have rather raised my kids in the era I grew up than today's world. If nothing else, most of the contentious issues backed seemed far more trivial.

I will say some of the technology is nice, being able to take a road trip and the kids have an iPad to watch a movie is a gamechanger, but I would gladly swap that for the culture 30+ years ago.

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (lKmt3)

389 Waiting for a letter.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (tcB+2)

390
Vent windows, and window winders in automobiles.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (7Cr6v)

391 Apropos of nothing, do other people besides me have stock characters in their dreams? By that I mean, the same people in various settings over time?

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (yQpMk)

392 Going to a store to rent a movie and having to come home empty-handed because your father bought a BETAMAX!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (oVJmc)

393 I bet most US states would poll very well against other nations; add in the multiplier effect for being in a large trade bloc (the USA) for an even greater effect.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tater is the Latest Gender at the Outrage Outlet! at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (hLRSq)

394 Jarts!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (oVJmc)

395 Some days I think they shoulda named him Calvin.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM



I love this kid!!!
He is the kind of kid that grows up and replaces Gates or Bezos as the richest dude around! AND finds a cure for something.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (0tfLf)

396 I think Chevy lasted only 5 episodes. He's fucking doucherocket

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (hZqko)

397 Have to manually crank a car window up or down

My daughter's inherited a 2003 Corolla from their aunt. They thought the crank windows were a feature.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (ty7RM)

398 so we're playing 'Look how old i am' again?
Posted by: Marijuana industry


Stuff Moron's kid will never know.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (BBhgz)

399 Do-whee-wa-wa-wa

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (yQpMk)

400 Most of my dreams involve 80s porn chics and time travel.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM


You can have the first part of that now, without the need for time travel.

* wink *

Posted by: Lena at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (ctuyM)

401 Due to the will of history and our dropping a nuke on their ass, Japan surrendered without the Americans having to invade the island.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (sX1BW)

402 392Yep,my first VCR was a Betamax.Dad bought it because they told him it had better picture quality.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (LiyEm)

403

Party lines.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (GdWl+)

404 So it sounds like the WHCD & supporters are savages, feral. What's scary is that they've got a platform and they are trying to make other people into savages as well. Half of America have become rabid dogs. Did somebody put something in the water?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (/qEW2)

405
Buying smokes for yourself and your underage buddies from unattended cigarette vending machines.


With the special button to push for matches that never seemed to work

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (lKyWE)

406 Due to the will of history and the Russians entering Berlin, Hitler decided to retire from politics.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (yQpMk)

407 Things young'uns today will never see:

The Banana Splits Show.

(ducks and runs)

Posted by: you know, that guy at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (k1TUh)

408 Waiting for a letter.
Posted by: garrett


Ordering something out of the back of Md Magazine and waiting four to six weeks for delivery.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (BBhgz)

409 I've said it before, but I never imagined another generation would feel the joy of giving up vinyl records. It blows my mind that it's adults who have never known not being able to download whatever you want or the feeling of planning a trip to a record store in a large city to see if they had Legendary Pink Dots or Chrome or any other band that was impossible to find in local chain stores.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (tve+u)

410 Looking for that adapter for the phonograph that you needed to play 45s.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (0tfLf)

411 402 392Yep,my first VCR was a Betamax.Dad bought it because they told him it had better picture quality.

Which it did. The first thing a VHS VCR does is throw away half the scan lines.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (sGtp+)

412 403

Party lines.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (GdWl+)

that's when they just put out Lines of Coke at a good Party? right?

Posted by: Stuck in the 70's at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (NgKpN)

413
Due to the will of history and our dropping a nuke on their ass, Japan surrendered without the Americans having to invade the island.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (sX1BW)


But mostly dropping two nukes. Even that was almost not enough. Then the fun (Operation Olympic) would have started.


Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (BWL+E)

414 Waiting for a letter.
Posted by: garrett
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Writing a letter. A real letter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (7Cr6v)

415 Waiting for a letter.
Would you like to buy a vowel?

Posted by: pat sajak at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (VBKy9)

416 Still at JJ's post and this tidbit:

...at the end of 2017 none of Germany's submarines were available for deployment, nor were any of its large military transport aircraft. Fighter aircraft, ships, and tanker aircraft were mostly outdated, and also suffered from a huge decline in readiness due to a lack of spare parts and mismanagement of repairs. Pilots were unable to train because of poorly-maintained aircraft.

In short, Merkel and [Ursula] von der Leyen...




Ursula von der Leyen, man, gives me images of Wonder Woman on hormones. How could she do such a thing to the military?

Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (VAm5e)

417 Will of History invaded England in 1066.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (k1TUh)

418 History has a will. It made things easier in probate
Among the items included were all tsotchis to Aunt Miriam, used underwear to Bill Clinton and $1000.00 to help Michelle Wolff and her pal who wants to call SHS an a**h***e to her face tuition at charm school.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (tpDAe)

419 Green, monochrome monitors with low resolution.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (/qEW2)

420 >>Looking for that adapter for the phonograph that you needed to play 45s.


I was just looking for a bulk pack of the flat topped black plastic ones that came with your turntable(!) on fleaBay.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (tcB+2)

421 Paper maps for navigation.

No cell phones.
Posted by: Les Kinetic


The Thomas Guide.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (LNPd9)

422 Due to the will of history and our dropping a nuke on their ass, Japan surrendered without the Americans having to invade the island.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (sX1BW)

But mostly dropping two nukes. Even that was almost not enough. Then the fun (Operation Olympic) would have started.

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Due to the will of history, and Johnson's ability to fuck up a war, on this date, Saigon fell.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (sX1BW)

423 385 She's not into dreaming big, eh?

Most of my dreams involve 80s porn chics and time travel.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (3zt5o)

Not just carpet, but polar bear rugs! I loved the '80s!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (RD7QR)

424

At 50 cents a pack....

25 cents at the base PX.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (GdWl+)

425 Waiting for a letter.
Posted by: garrett
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Or, receiving one. Light blue stationary, and ever-so-lightly scented.

*falls into a reverie*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (7Cr6v)

426 Due to the will of history and the Russians entering Berlin, Hitler decided to retire from politics.

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And live his life as a gay man.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (+y/Ru)

427 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:46 AM (ty7RM)

Not being under surveillance.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (Vzqe+)

428 Have to manually crank a car window up or down



My daughter's inherited a 2003 Corolla from their aunt. They thought the crank windows were a feature.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 20

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It irritates me that trucks can't be bought with manual windows and without carpet. Hosing down rubber floors after duck hunting or tending to the animals is one of life's little joys.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (tve+u)

429 Green, monochrome monitors with low resolution.

Starting a computer with a boot up disc.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (ty7RM)

430 Filling out an Inter-Library Loan Form.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (tcB+2)

431 Old paper maps are still the best.

Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (VAm5e)

432 He's on the path to morondom. Got him an electric
motocross bike a couple months ago. He tested his helmet the other day
by driving full tilt into a blow molded chair-swing hanging from a tree
out back. I didn't see it, just heard the *whack* and saw the swing
moving violently aside. He confessed later to doing it on purpose.



Some days I think they shoulda named him Calvin.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 30, 2018 12:13 PM (di1hb)

LMAO!! perfect Horde material! Pretty soon he'll be be saying hey Grampa "WATCH THIS!!" kaboom.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (aljs9)

433 Party lines.
=====

Oh, I forgot that one. Even in the 70s, relatives in ND had a party line. When I was little, I visited our town's switchboard. Literally plugging stuff in.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (MIKMs)

434 C'mon, 8 tracks are going to make a comeback, you'll see!
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (7ZVPa)


All I know is, I do not understand the popularity of record albums. All things considered, I think I would prefer the 8-track.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (Pz4pT)

435 Using a floppy drive.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (NWiLs)

436 Going to a store to rent a movie and having to come home empty-handed because your father bought a BETAMAX!

I never owned a VCR. I played softball three nights a week, shot pool and darts one night a week, and rarely watched movies. However, eventually I did buy a DVD player.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (rdl6o)

437 What Russia needs? Mexicans to do all the work Russians won't do. Hey, it's working for California...

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (2z74n)

438 So is that picture of Amy Schumer what I've heard people talking about re: face like a thumb?

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (tve+u)

439 411 True but that doesn't help when you can't get any movies in the format.We got a VHS a few years later.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (LiyEm)

440 Pee-wee would have lasted longer were it not for him "shooting" the person sitting in front of him at the movie theater in the back of the head.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 12:14 PM (jxbfJ)


He was into gay kiddy pr0n. He shouldn't be doing children's programming, else he might have angled to become the next Jimmy Savile.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (/qEW2)

441 >>I do not understand the popularity of record albums.


We'll always be strangers.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (tcB+2)

442 420 >>Looking for that adapter for the phonograph that you needed to play 45s.


I was just looking for a bulk pack of the flat topped black plastic ones that came with your turntable(!) on fleaBay.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM



Ha! Did you find any?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (0tfLf)

443 5.25" floppies!

Posted by: pat sajak at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (VBKy9)

444 381 so we're playing 'Look how old i am' again?

Honest to God, I just a few minutes ago typed the following into a manual that I'm writing: "When Ogg knapped the first microVAX from the raw flint..."

Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (sGtp+)

445 434 C'mon, 8 tracks are going to make a comeback, you'll see!
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2018 12:11 PM (7ZVPa)


All I know is, I do not understand the popularity of record albums. All things considered, I think I would prefer the 8-track.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (Pz4pT)

Yeah.... but having to put a matchbook or folded up piece of paper under the 8 track to get it lines up so it would play right???

Priceless...

Posted by: Stuck in the 70's at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (NgKpN)

446 The Thomas Guide.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (LNPd9)

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the TV Guide

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (PNcou)

447 runner, you totally lose me when you talk of history having a "will". you sound like a Bolshevik yourself.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (iooPU)

448

Did somebody put something in the water?


Yep. The poison of progressivism.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (GdWl+)

449 443 5.25" floppies!
Posted by: pat sajak at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (VBKy9)

Or 3.5" floppies, which we thought were the shit when that format came out.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (NWiLs)

450 >>Ha! Did you find any?

Not the generic ones I wanted...
but loads of every. other. kind.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (tcB+2)

451 274
7.) Using a pay phone in a phone booth

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 11:58 AM (gbWkA)


And the stupid little self that was far too small to rest the yellow pages on while looking up a phone number.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 30, 2018

*
*
Or finding a page torn out of the Yellow Pages, because somebody looked up a number and then couldn't be arsed to write it on a slip of his own paper.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (QYQV7)

452 It irritates me that trucks can't be bought with manual windows and without carpet. Hosing down rubber floors after duck hunting or tending to the animals is one of life's little joys.
Posted by: Moron Robbie


Go to the Fleet Department. Tell them you are looking for a work truck. They come that way.
Every truck I've had since 1993 has been that way.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (BBhgz)

453 Weft-cut loop, Hadrian:

I thought I recognized the smell.

It's funny how one second they're pretending to be Objective Historians, and then the next they veer off into the Red Clergy bullshit?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (CoKlX)

454
...and speaking of gin: Bombay Saffire is horrible.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 11:39 AM (ty7RM)

Agreed!

Their regular bottling is fine, if unspectacular, but Sapphire is just vile.

Try "Brokers" if you can find it. Great gin at a great price.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2018 11:42 AM (wYseH)





Boodles. Traditional limey gin, consistently rated one of the best gins you can buy, and was Churchill's favorite.

It's also dirt cheap, almost in Val-U-Rite territory.

Posted by: James Comey at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (XWkhW)

455 439 411 True but that doesn't help when you can't get any movies in the format.We got a VHS a few years later.
Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (LiyEm)

--

SawWife bought me an HD-DVD player for Xmas a few years back

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (PNcou)

456 Polio.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (WDCYi)

457 >>>So is that picture of Amy Schumer what I've heard people talking about re: face like a thumb?

Nope. That's Stelter. Schumer is potato.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (/qEW2)

458 434 All I know is, I do not understand the popularity of record albums. All things considered, I think I would prefer the 8-track.

The truly annoying thing about 8 tracks is when the music faded out just before a track switch, then faded in again afterwords. In the middle of a song.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (v3pYe)

459 435 Using a floppy drive.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (NWiLs)

Bob Dole has a cure for that

Posted by: Bob Dole at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (7HtZB)

460
Crap. Stick that sock back behind the curtains.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (XWkhW)

461 444 381 so we're playing 'Look how old i am' again?

Honest to God, I just a few minutes ago typed the following into a manual that I'm writing: "When Ogg knapped the first microVAX from the raw flint..."
Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (sGtp+)

I'm old enough to have played Lander on a microVAX. Get off my damn timeshare.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (RD7QR)

462 Manual typewriters.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (fuK7c)

463
1958: Mother stayed home and raised the kids because women didn't work.

2018: Dad stays home and raises the kids because there's no work for men.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (BWL+E)

464 White House Correspondents' Association: Michelle Wolf's routine 'not in the spirit' of our mission
------------------------------------------
Then why didn't you react with silence?
Why did you laugh and applaud?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (0jtPF)

465 Notice how we got England and France to join in to the most recent attack on the Syrian Chemical Weapons sites, but we didn't even try to enlist Germany? That was simply a reflection of reality - Germany's military has degraded so far that it is almost completely ineffective now - I would say they were little more than a border guard, but they don't even do that. Listening to the weaponry I hear fired at midnight every New Years Eve and July 4th, I'd say that my East Texas town probably outguns the entire modern German Army.

Even their once proud navy is little more than a baltic sea coast guard, which mainly rescues stranded boaters out on holiday.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (k1TUh)

466 Dr. Theo Huxtable the NOT Rapist.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (tcB+2)

467 For the record (ha), I *like* vinyl. I just can't imagine having every song known to mankind at my fingertips and putting on a sweater in July to go find the latest Beyonce record.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (tve+u)

468 Pee-wee would have lasted longer were it not for him "shooting" the person sitting in front of him at the movie theater in the back of the head.

-
He went off half cocked.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (+y/Ru)

469 Due to the will of history and the Russians entering Berlin, Hitler decided to retire from politics.

-
And live his life as a gay man.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (+y/Ru)


Nonsense. If we know anything about the will of history, I think we can be certain Hilter would have transitioned to a woman. Eventually.

It's like prostate cancer. All men will get it eventually. It's just a matter of whether you will live long enough.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (Pz4pT)

470 12 Yeah, but Texas doesn't have 11 time zones.
Posted by: Gumby

We do have two.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 11:19 AM (BBhgz)

As does Oregon.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 11:23 AM (xlCXC)

AM & PM?

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (0+nbW)

471
461 444 381 so we're playing 'Look how old i am' again?

Honest to God, I just a few minutes ago typed the following into a manual that I'm writing: "When Ogg knapped the first microVAX from the raw flint..."
Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (sGtp+)

I'm old enough to have played Lander on a microVAX. Get off my damn timeshare.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (RD7QR)






Y'all know that Vic is gonna win this battle, right?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (XWkhW)

472 I had an 8 track to cassette converter for my car. As the say, necessity is the mother of invention.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (n1b3L)

473 runner, you totally lose me when you talk of history having a "will". you sound like a Bolshevik yourself.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (iooPU)

Thanks, buddy. That was Tolstoy, War and Peace. He was talking about the Almighty, and Napoleons wet boots before losing Borodino, but I decided to make it more...secular.

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (bUjCl)

474 All I know is, I do not understand the popularity of record albums. All things considered, I think I would prefer the 8-track.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM



Hey 8-track, meet Mr Magnet!


Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (0tfLf)

475 Polio.

Oh wow. There was a kid in my neighborhood with leg braces and one platform shoe.

I think of him now and then and imagine he was one of the last to endure that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (fuK7c)

476 >>Polio.

If our current immigration system continues children may yet again get to discover the wonders of all sorts of diseases we thought had been eradicated.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (/tuJf)

477 Tuning in to Radio Netherlands on the short wave set. They stopped broadcasting in 2008. Now it's on interweb stream only.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (r9UYA)

478 The Thomas Guide.

Obsolete the day they were released. I was a salesman in 1984-5 in Los Angeles/Orange County. Drove me nuts.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (rdl6o)

479 runner, you totally lose me when you talk of history having a "will". you sound like a Bolshevik yourself.

Precisely. They like making fun of the Olde Tyme religions but then turn around and create natural Laws of History or "will" of history where there isn't any...

Look at me! I'm a free thinker! Except for my deity-substitute, which rules supreme!

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (CoKlX)

480 My 23 year old made noises about wanting a record player and albums. I told him I'd get them for him as a present if he gave up his cell phone, stopped using the microwave and limited himself to 5 channels on the TV. Oh, and it doesn't "sound better." Good God. Then I laughed and called in my husband who also laughed.

Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (ahV/f)

481 Using a floppy drive.
=====

And you were the shit if you had a computer with dual floppies

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (ni3dG)

482 what really sucked about 8 tracks was NO REWIND! Hated that!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (k1TUh)

483 He was into gay kiddy pr0n.

I don't think that's verified. Maybe, but my understanding was Paul Reubens (Pee Wee) just got busted in a pron theater sting in LA. He was/is a telented guy. Pee Wee's playhouse was really funny.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (ty7RM)

484 445: heh. My friend's oldest brother's '77 Thunderbird had a roach clip under the 8 track player.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (hZqko)

485 For a few idyllic years, not having to worry about either getting drafted and shipped to Vietnam or about AIDS.

Posted by: cool breeze at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (UGKMd)

486 Having your TV repaired when it broke

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:30 PM (ni3dG)

487 We started off with Beta too because an older brother bought one based on the superior picture and smaller-format tapes but even with the eventual VHS replacement I used it almost exclusively for recording movies and documentaries off the TV so it didn't hurt too much owning one.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 12:30 PM (VBKy9)

488 Boodles. Traditional limey gin, consistently rated one of the best gins you can buy, and was Churchill's favorite.

Penhaligon's "Blenheim Bouquet" was Churchill's favorite cologne:

https://tinyurl.com/yawphl6k

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perrfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 12:30 PM (kqsXK)

489 I'm old enough to remember when sh*thole diseases weren't making a comeback in the US.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:30 PM (tve+u)

490 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:



Watching the Bowery Boys on UHF on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:30 PM (BBhgz)

491 most kids using a computer have no idea what the "save" icon is supposed to be.

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (7HtZB)

492 Reubens was observed exposing himself and a detective arrested him in the lobby, the affidavit said. The theater was showing the movie "Nancy Nurse," Turn Up the Heat" and "Tiger Shark."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (ty7RM)

493 All I know is, I do not understand the popularity of record albums. All things considered, I think I would prefer the 8-track.
--------------------
The truly annoying thing about 8 tracks is when the music faded out just before a track switch, then faded in again afterwords. In the middle of a song.
Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (v3pYe)


Hmmm, I have noticed many modern cd players do a hard cut between tracks (or whatever we call them on cds). So a song will come to an end, it will cut, then a moment of pause happens, and the next song starts, which is the end of the last song. Or vice versa.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (Pz4pT)

494 >>Oh, and it doesn't "sound better."


I will not be goaded into this...

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (tcB+2)

495 Mitch McConnell's In-Laws Bought 10 Massive Ships from the Chinese Government Since His Wife Elaine Chao Became Transportation Secretary -BB

Great gig if you can find one.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (r9UYA)

496 Precisely. They like making fun of the Olde Tyme religions but then turn around and create natural Laws of History or "will" of history where there isn't any...

Look at me! I'm a free thinker! Except for my deity-substitute, which rules supreme!
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (CoKlX)

ok. what are YOU talking about ?

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (bUjCl)

497 147 how to navigate using a nautical chart, compass and wristwatch.

Posted by: BluesFish at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (YCw4V)

498
As does Oregon.



Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 30, 2018 11:23 AM (xlCXC)




AM PM?

Posted by: BignJames at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (0+nbW)

Stoned and really stoned.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (aljs9)

499 465 Notice how we got England and France to join in to the most recent attack on the Syrian Chemical Weapons sites, but we didn't even try to enlist Germany? That was simply a reflection of reality - Germany's military has degraded so far that it is almost completely ineffective now - I would say they were little more than a border guard, but they don't even do that. Listening to the weaponry I hear fired at midnight every New Years Eve and July 4th, I'd say that my East Texas town probably outguns the entire modern German Army.

Even their once proud navy is little more than a baltic sea coast guard, which mainly rescues stranded boaters out on holiday.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM



So...primed for that pendulum of history to start swinging back to the right. Once they get a handle on their immigration issue.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (0tfLf)

500 I'd say that my East Texas town probably outguns the entire modern German Army.

Even their once proud navy is little more than a baltic sea coast guard, which mainly rescues stranded boaters out on holiday.

Posted by: Tom Servo
************************

Bet y'all don't stop for beer breaks and are willing to fight after dark.


see above they do not have one deployable sub.

Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (VAm5e)

501
The Thomas Guide.

Or the free folding maps available at any gas station

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (lKyWE)

502 494 >>Oh, and it doesn't "sound better."


I will not be goaded into this...
Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (tcB+2)

It does with classical. Gotta have vacuum tubes, though.

[Throws gas on fire]

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (RD7QR)

503 My kid who graduates this weekend called to ask if he'd had a mumps vaccine.There is a big outbreak on campus and one prof said he'd give them points for getting the vaccine or a booster. I told him, yeah not only did he have all his shots, he had "optional" shots. He thought it was the "anti-vaxxers" which I think means "dirty illegals."

Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (ahV/f)

504 Oh, and it doesn't "sound better." Good God. Then I laughed and called in my husband who also laughed.


Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (ahV/f)


---

I've heard it argued and I'll concede the point that the highs are compressed on digital recordings and it's impossible to do that on analog mediums like vinyl.

Does it matter very much? Probably not to most people.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:33 PM (tve+u)

505 147 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

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freedom of speech

Posted by: Leftists at April 30, 2018 12:33 PM (PNcou)

506 Jim Hoft must be under a massive DDoS attack.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 12:33 PM (hZqko)

507 I'm old enough to have played Lander on a microVAX. Get off my damn timeshare.

Posted by: joncelli
--------------

Forget it kid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, who worked with a PDP-5 at April 30, 2018 12:33 PM (7Cr6v)

508 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience.

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Taking their kids to a toy store.

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 12:33 PM (7HtZB)

509 All I know is, I do not understand the popularity of record albums. All things considered, I think I would prefer the 8-track.

The truly annoying thing about 8 tracks is when the music faded out just before a track switch, then faded in again afterwords. In the middle of a song.
Posted by: Anachronda

__________

A big part to of the appeal for vinyl before the hipsters got into them was the sound quality. The way vinyl was recorded was pure analog, no digital compression, so many argue the sound quality is superior and closer to the true source.

Things like 8 track and later cassette make a lot of compromises for the convenience factor.

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (lKmt3)

510 most kids using a computer have no idea what the "save" icon is supposed to be.

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (7HtZB)


---

Remember when "enter" was "return"?

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (tve+u)

511 Taking their kids to a toy store.
=====

The JC Penney Christmas Wishbook

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (ni3dG)

512 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (r9UYA)

513 Trump colluded with Texas!!1!//1

Posted by: The Left at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (zTtjJ)

514 It does with classical. Gotta have vacuum tubes, though.


Lenny Kravitz records (recorded? I don't know if he still does) on vintage sound boards with vacuum tubes because he thinks it's the only way to get the authentic 70s sound.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (fuK7c)

515 >>>That was simply a reflection of reality - Germany's military has degraded so far that it is almost completely ineffective now

Maybe Merkel will try to recruit Muslim refugees into it in order to reinvigorate it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (/qEW2)

516 >>>>>Notice how we got England and France to join in to
the most recent attack on the Syrian Chemical Weapons sites, but we
didn't even try to enlist Germany? That was simply a reflection of
reality - Germany's military has degraded so far that it is almost
completely ineffective now - I would say they were little more than a
border guard, but they don't even do that. Listening to the weaponry I
hear fired at midnight every New Years Eve and July 4th, I'd say that
my East Texas town probably outguns the entire modern German Army.



Even their once proud navy is little more than a baltic sea coast guard, which mainly rescues stranded boaters out on holiday.



Posted by: Tom Servo at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM
.
.
.Germany literally has no Military at this point. They have a few training units scattered about the Country but that's about it. They have less Active Duty Troops that the Michigan National Guard has members.

They can't even patrol their own skies, we have to do that for them because they don't have enough aircraft capable of flying to mount a 24/7 patrol.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (+Dllb)

517 I had the mumps when I was 6 or 7 I would not wish that for anyone. I'm turning -- this year. Damn I'm old.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (0OmEj)

518
I'd say that my East Texas town probably outguns the entire modern German Army.

Even their once proud navy is little more than a baltic sea coast guard, which mainly rescues stranded boaters out on holiday.

Posted by: Tom Servo
************************

Bet y'all don't stop for beer breaks and are willing to fight after dark.


see above they do not have one deployable sub.

Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (VAm5e)







Give Texas a year to convert the USS Texas from museum ship back into a battlewagon and we could snuff everything German within 15 miles of the Baltic Coast.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (XWkhW)

519 511 Taking their kids to a toy store.
=====

The JC Penney Christmas Wishbook
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (ni3dG)


Action figures & women in bras. Everything a growing boy wants.

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (7HtZB)

520 Showing my 20s+ nieces and nephews our 1961 Encyclopaedia Britannica atlas with all of the Soviet vassal states; the USSR; and African countries that were still colonies; pointing out to them the Gaza Strip being under Egyptian administration and not Jordanian "Palestinian".

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 12:36 PM (VBKy9)

521 488 Boodles. Traditional limey gin, consistently rated one of the best gins you can buy, and was Churchill's favorite.

Probably why the Queen today enjoys a Boodles martini every day. Learn from the great man himself!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 12:36 PM (0tfLf)

522 1958: Mother stayed home and raised the kids because women didn't work.



2018: Dad stays home and raises the kids because there's no work for men.


And with Father's Day just around the corner! No, no need to thank me. But it would be nice...

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at April 30, 2018 12:36 PM (2z74n)

523 Give Texas a year to convert the USS Texas from museum ship back into a battlewagon and we could snuff everything German within 15 miles of the Baltic Coast.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (XWkhW)

Speaking of museum ships, I wonder if a return of the USS Pueblo will be a part of the peace talks with the Norks?

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (7HtZB)

524 Something about prayer:

A Brooklyn Tabernacle devotional:

"What about God's sovereignty?"

https://tinyurl.com/yaz4wljr

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (tpDAe)

525 Oh, and it doesn't "sound better." Good God. Then I laughed and called in my husband who also laughed.


Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (ahV/f)


---

I've heard it argued and I'll concede the point that the highs are compressed on digital recordings and it's impossible to do that on analog mediums like vinyl.

Does it matter very much? Probably not to most people.
Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:33 PM (tve+u)


Ironically, I'm sure one of the contributing factors to my reduced ability to hear said highs, is the ear-splitting head banging I did back in the day, listening to vinyl records.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (Pz4pT)

526 I've been watching Dean Martin Roasts. Hoooly shit the ethnic jokes, hilarious. I know it was cleverly staged but the ad libbing with each other. like a buncha friends really breaking each others balls.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (aljs9)

527 runner, you totally lose me when you talk of history having a "will". you sound like a Bolshevik yourself.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (iooPU)

Triumph of the Will...
Nazis were socialists

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (gbWkA)

528 So John Podesta appeared on "Ancient Aliens" on Friday with the latest excuse from Team Clinton: Hillary lost because she was prepared to declassify the truth about UFOs and the Deep State rose up to stop her.

I am not making this up, it was in Jim Geraghty's morning newsletter.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (ZGrMX)

529
I've heard it argued and I'll concede the point that the highs are compressed on digital recordings and it's impossible to do that on analog mediums like vinyl.

Does it matter very much? Probably not to most people.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
---------

Straight-up A to D, D to A systems (original CD's) do not do that. It is the later formats, like MP-3, that screw around with things, with audible consequences.

So far as vinyl goes, there was LOTS of screwing around with the recordings, both by the recording engineers, and the record manufacturers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, who worked with a PDP-5 at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (7Cr6v)

530 I may put together a retro band and call it Measles, Mumps, and Chicken Pox.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (fuK7c)

531 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience.

------

Taking their kids to a toy store.
Posted by: josephistan


Famous & Barr Department Store.
Three floors plus the Bargin Basement. Clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products & housewares. All in one store.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (BBhgz)

532 Jim Acosta
@Acosta
My problem with last night's dinner is not that we had a comedian who told some nasty jokes. It's that we did not really address the nearly constant attacks on the press from the president. The dinner should change with the times so we send a strong message to the world.

That's right, Sassy Jim. You're the victim.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (+y/Ru)

533 I still say, "hit return." Kids think I'm speaking nonsense. Told them it was french for "enter." Which they bought, heh. Of course I added that it memorializes Napoleon's return from Elba. Waiting for one of them to call me on it.

It's so easy to mess with them.

Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (ahV/f)

534 My kids won't know what leprosy and tuberculosis were.


Oh, wait, yes they will! Plenty of illegal aliens are bringing it back.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2018 12:38 PM (7ZVPa)

535 Remember when "enter" was "return"?

I'm still looking for the damned "any" key!

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2018 12:38 PM (2z74n)

536 Lenny Kravitz records (recorded? I don't know if he still does) on vintage sound boards with vacuum tubes because he thinks it's the only way to get the authentic 70s sound.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (fuK7c)


I'm told Smashmouth does the same thing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perrfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 12:38 PM (kqsXK)

537 514 It does with classical. Gotta have vacuum tubes, though.


Lenny Kravitz records (recorded? I don't know if he still does) on vintage sound boards with vacuum tubes because he thinks it's the only way to get the authentic 70s sound.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (fuK7c)

==============

I've heard Eddie Van Halen is the same way, so much so that (supposedly) if you want to hear Van Halen the way it's meant to be heard, you need to be listening to an analog medium, i.e. cassettes or vinyl. That goes for their most recent stuff too, what little there is.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:38 PM (DPiPp)

538 526 I've been watching Dean Martin Roasts. Hoooly shit the ethnic jokes, hilarious. I know it was cleverly staged but the ad libbing with each other. like a buncha friends really breaking each others balls.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (aljs9)

I remember seeing one roast in which some woman mentioned her hope chest, and Sinatra chimed in "I've seen her chest, there's no hope!"

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 12:38 PM (7HtZB)

539 Getting AOL floppy disks in the mail.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 30, 2018 12:38 PM (ctuyM)

540 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (+Dllb)

They still make a hell of a tank though.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (n1b3L)

541 Due to the will of history, and her appetite, Amy Schumer is a large woman. Mostly due to her appetite.

Posted by: SH at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (sX1BW)

542 Triumph of the Will...
Nazis were socialists



But damn good filmmakers.

Posted by: Leni Riefenstahl at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (fuK7c)

543 Triumph of the Will...
Nazis were socialists

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM



What??? Did I win something?

Posted by: Will at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (0tfLf)

544 Lenny Kravitz records (recorded? I don't know if he still does) on vintage sound boards with vacuum tubes because he thinks it's the only way to get the authentic 70s sound.

Dave Grohl did something similar 2 records ago. Except then he sent it off to a mastering engineer that loaded the whole thing into a computer and smashed it to ultra-loud like record companies demand these days. So if there was any better quality from the analog recording, it didn't make it out on the CD.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (ZGrMX)

545
The dinner should change with the times so we send a strong message to the world.

The world doesn't want your stupid message

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (lKyWE)

546 I'm formulating a list of things my kids will (most likely) never experience. So far:

Fishing a Spaldeen out of a Brooklyn sewer with a bent coathanger.

Posted by: Flatville Bill at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (rJN3l)

547 Going to a store to rent a movie and having to come home empty-handed because your father bought a BETAMAX!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

__________

My engineer father fought the Beta wars on the losing side until about the early 90's. Swore up and down how superior the format was, but we just wanted to be able to rent movies. On Tv's that size though, it really didn't matter that much and it's a no brainer why Beta lost.

As DVD was transitioning in, I bought a LaserDisc player and a large stack of LDs for cheap just because I wanted one when they were stupidly expensive. A cool format, but not something that would have made sense to throw big money at back in the day. It was like between Beta and DVD. On a small TV though, it was basically perfect.

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (lKmt3)

548 Triumph of the will = Devo

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (tve+u)

549 Jim Acosta accused Americans of being dumb which is why Trump was elected and they are too dumb to see how he attacks the press.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (LiyEm)

550 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.





Posted by: Under Fire at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (r9UYA)

Their carbon tax makes up $.50/gal of that.

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (gbWkA)

551 Hoooly shit the ethnic jokes

-
Comedy is not funny.

Posted by: SJW Feminist coven at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (+y/Ru)

552 Give Texas a year to convert the USS Texas from museum ship back into a battlewagon and we could snuff everything German within 15 miles of the Baltic Coast.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur
*************************

Dream ship: USS New Jersey fitted with nuke engines and loaded with 16" cruise missiles coming out her tubes.

Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (VAm5e)

553 Um, we and Europe want Germany's military to not be too good. Even their reunification was met with considerable anxiety. They have a habit of building up and annexing neighbors.

Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (ahV/f)

554 >>Polio.
Posted by: Hikaru



"Not so fast!"
-- Anti-vaxxers and The Middle East, where they kill health workers distributing the polio vaccine

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (W+vEI)

555 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM
.
.
.Germany literally has no Military at this point. They have a few training units scattered about the Country but that's about it. They have less Active Duty Troops that the Michigan National Guard has members.

They can't even patrol their own skies, we have to do that for them because they don't have enough aircraft capable of flying to mount a 24/7 patrol.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (+Dllb)


We did some joint exercises with the Germans, back in the day. Seemed like nice enough fellows, with their beards, and CO who spoke better English than we did.

They didn't strike me as much of a fighting force. When they brought up the Tiger tanks though, I must admit those were awfully cool looking. Better looking than the Abrams, I think.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (Pz4pT)

556
Polio epidemics. Parents (and kids) frightened out of their wits.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, who worked with a PDP-5 at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (7Cr6v)

557 Regarding the Bundeswehr, Merkel's not the only one to blame for its recent state. Schroder, lefty SOB he is, started hollowing it out.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (DPiPp)

558 @Acosta

My problem with last night's dinner is not that we had a comedian
who told some nasty jokes. It's that we did not really address the
nearly constant attacks on the press from the president. The dinner
should change with the times so we send a strong message to the world.


---

Say, didn't Hillary physically corral reporters in an enclosure and lead them down the street, and didn't Obama physically lock a reporter in a closet?

But yeah, Trump says mean things in response to your attacks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (tve+u)

559 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.

Good thing Canada isn't swimming in tar sands. I mean, why would any country want to use their natural resources. (I almost typed "exploit", but realized that's a construct of the left.)

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (ty7RM)

560 Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (Pz4pT)

Leopards

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (n1b3L)

561 Jim Acosta
@Acosta
My problem with last night's dinner is not that we had a comedian who told some nasty jokes. It's that we did not really address the nearly constant attacks on the press from the president. The dinner should change with the times so we send a strong message to the world.

That's right, Sassy Jim. You're the victim.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (+y/


Omgawd. Me, me, me, me, me, mememememe!
A strong message to the world from a comedic dinner? Since when has that ever been the purpose? Jim Acosta, you are a constant idiot.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 30, 2018 12:42 PM (IG9gl)

562 Let the WHCD die. Supposedly they are all about charity and sending kids to college. Bullshit. They are about networking, drunken parties, snorting coke, and making deals. They love this wolf woman and the crude way she took digs at Trump and his family. Can you imagine someone comparing Malia to an empty box of tampons? Good Lord, the pundits would be demanding someone's scalp. Assholes

Posted by: Cheri at April 30, 2018 12:42 PM (oiNtH)

563 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM


At least those are Canadian dollars and Imperial gallons.

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 30, 2018 12:42 PM (ctuyM)

564 Can't wait for Bibi's speech.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 12:42 PM (fA1SL)

565 Fishing a Spaldeen out of a Brooklyn sewer with a bent coathanger.

Posted by: Flatville Bill at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (rJN3l)

My husband is from Brooklyn. He's the only other person I've ever heard use "Spaldeen" instead of "ball."

Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:42 PM (ahV/f)

566 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.

Posted by: Under Fire
--------

To be fair, that's likely an Imperial gallon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, who worked with a PDP-5 at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (7Cr6v)

567 528 So John Podesta appeared on "Ancient Aliens" on Friday with the latest excuse from Team Clinton: Hillary lost because she was prepared to declassify the truth about UFOs and the Deep State rose up to stop her.

I am not making this up, it was in Jim Geraghty's morning newsletter.
Posted by: Ian S. at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (ZGrMX)


So they're at the bottom of the barrel.

529
I've heard it argued and I'll concede the point that the highs are compressed on digital recordings and it's impossible to do that on analog mediums like vinyl.

Does it matter very much? Probably not to most people.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
---------

Straight-up A to D, D to A systems (original CD's) do not do that. It is the later formats, like MP-3, that screw around with things, with audible consequences.

So far as vinyl goes, there was LOTS of screwing around with the recordings, both by the recording engineers, and the record manufacturers.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, who worked with a PDP-5 at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (7Cr6v)


I saw an interview with Alan Parsons where he nearly popped a blood vessel about the limitations of MP3. It's definitely suboptimal.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (RD7QR)

568 My engineer father fought the Beta wars on the losing side until about the early 90's. Swore up and down how superior the format was, but we just wanted to be able to rent movies. On Tv's that size though, it really didn't matter that much and it's a no brainer why Beta lost.

As DVD was transitioning in, I bought a LaserDisc player and a large stack of LDs for cheap just because I wanted one when they were stupidly expensive. A cool format, but not something that would have made sense to throw big money at back in the day. It was like between Beta and DVD. On a small TV though, it was basically perfect.
Posted by: Maritime



Have never owned a blu-ray DVD player.
Went from dvd to Amazon Prime/Netflix/Hulu.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (BBhgz)

569 559 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.

Good thing Canada isn't swimming in tar sands. I mean, why would any country want to use their natural resources. (I almost typed "exploit", but realized that's a construct of the left.)
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (ty7RM)

Our Prime Minister is a little dim.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (nBr1j)

570
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (+Dllb)

They still make a hell of a tank though.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (n1b3L)






Except for the great big hole in the turret armor to accommodate the main gun sight on the Leopard 2. Seriously, it's about 20 inches square, just to the right of the gun.

Other than that, great piece of war machinery.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (XWkhW)

571 The Press Corpse sidling away from Wolf is funny.
They are only upset that the optics on TV were bad, not that she said anything they disagree with. Anything.

Wolf was that drunken partygoer that says what everyone is thinking but ain't drunk enough to say.

Fuck em. They've earned their disdain, and it won't easily wash off.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (z79tQ)

572 Acosta is such a self-centered douche. Yes Jim, your feelings are hurt and you got the sadz. Fuck off.

Posted by: Cheri at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (oiNtH)

573 The dinner should change with the times so we send a strong message to the world.


Here's the thing Jim-bo. The world isn't listening to you anymore. We have far more sources of actual facts than you and your buddies at the WHCD.
You are rapidly approaching that point so feared by media people everywhere...irrelevancy.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (0tfLf)

574 553 Um, we and Europe want Germany's military to not be too good. Even their reunification was met with considerable anxiety. They have a habit of building up and annexing neighbors.
Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (ahV/f)

=============

Yeah, but we don't want them to be a burden, either.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (DPiPp)

575 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.



Someone should tell Americans that free healthcare would mean higher taxes and similar gas prices.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (IG9gl)

576 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (fuK7c)

I'm told Smashmouth does the same thing.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perrfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 12:38 PM (kqsXK)


Smashmouth.

I won't know what to think of all this until I find out what Nickelback and Coldplay do.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (Pz4pT)

577 So if I was going to try to get a guy in his late 40's who does have broad tastes in music, and appreciation for the old greats like Sinatra, country etc. into appreciating Motown, (for bumper music for his show) what would be some suggestions you might have?

He said he never got into Motown. I said Etta James but not "At last" as its been played to death, and what did he play? "At Last"...so that certainly won't do it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (aljs9)

578 Dave Grohl did something similar 2 records ago. Except then he sent it off to a mastering engineer that loaded the whole thing into a computer and smashed it to ultra-loud like record companies demand these days. So if there was any better quality from the analog recording, it didn't make it out on the CD.

Several years back, George Harrison put out a remastered version of All Things Must Pass. Being a Harrison fan, I bought it, but it sounded terrible. Too "shrill" (I have no other way of putting it). Oddly, though, the original CD version of ATMP is one of the few rock CDs I have that sounds as "warm" as the vinyl version. If you can find it, buy it. Don't buy the remastered version.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perrfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (kqsXK)

579 So John Podesta appeared on "Ancient Aliens" on Friday with the latest excuse from Team Clinton: Hillary lost because she was prepared to declassify the truth about UFOs and the Deep State rose up to stop her.
=====

They said "aliens" and he thought they said "illegal aliens" and signed up!

Posted by: Pvt. Hudson at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (ni3dG)

580 That Wolfe bitch is doubling down on her "performance"last night. The last thing I want to hear from that PoS is her whining "He BROKE me!!"
That would be in the voice of the Wicked Witch of the West. As in: "I'm melting!!"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (ty7RM)

581 >>The dinner should change with the times so we send a strong message to the world.


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE NUSEUM, ANOTH DC MSM CELEBRATION OF ITSELF, IS FAILING EVEN MORE SPECTACULARLY THAN THE WHCD.

GUESS YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN *OUR* MESSAGE, HUH?

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (W+vEI)

582 Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (Pz4pT)

Leopards
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (n1b3L)


Yeah, that.

They looked cool, had stripes on them and everything.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (Pz4pT)

583 Dream ship: USS New Jersey fitted with nuke engines and loaded with 16" cruise missiles coming out her tubes.
Posted by: gNewt



USS Missouri locked, loaded & seaworthy.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (BBhgz)

584 Kids won't have a chance to go to a hobby shop with chemistry sets and all the neat chemicals in separate bottles, playing with mercury, microscope slides with cool stuff on them and loads of other neat stuff.

Posted by: JTB at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (V+03K)

585 Good thing Canada isn't swimming in tar sands.

The hilarious thing is that a ton of the minerals used in "green" technology are found in the tar sands, too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (39g3+)

586 Yeah, but we don't want them to be a burden, either.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (DPiPp)

Don't think you can have it both ways. Besides all leftists are burdens or dangers, nature of the beast.

Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (ahV/f)

587 568 My engineer father fought the Beta wars on the losing side until about the early 90's. Swore up and down how superior the format was, but we just wanted to be able to rent movies. On Tv's that size though, it really didn't matter that much and it's a no brainer why Beta lost.

As DVD was transitioning in, I bought a LaserDisc player and a large stack of LDs for cheap just because I wanted one when they were stupidly expensive. A cool format, but not something that would have made sense to throw big money at back in the day. It was like between Beta and DVD. On a small TV though, it was basically perfect.
Posted by: Maritime

=============

I've heard that LD is still the best format for some movies due to the studios doing hack job conversions of some films to DVD and a few others that still haven't been released.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:46 PM (DPiPp)

588 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.

It doesn't sound as bad expressed in metric.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:46 PM (ty7RM)

589 For those who are unaware, in War and Peace Toltoy is making great fun of the historians who dwell and dwell on the events and historical scenarios, and put the blame here and there - in the case of Napoleon at Borodino. That the outcome would have been better if and only if Napoleon that day wasn't wearing his wet boots.

The argument started when a commenter brought up Rasputin as some kind of pivotal figure, and the fireworks ensued when I dared to say that he was irrelevant to the movement of history. Yes, the revolution would have happened, whether Rasputin was there or not.

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 12:46 PM (bUjCl)

590 Can't wait for Bibi's speech.....

Did you notice that the ammo dump in Syria went 'splody the day that Pompeo showed up in Israel?

I wonder if he was there for coordination and giving a green light or if the Israelis just invited him to come see a good show.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (fuK7c)

591 I love Amy Schumer because all people deserve love not hate.

Her movies, body, personality and stand up are unfortunate. But I still love all people.

Posted by: Kanye at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (FiRMD)

592 561 Jim Acosta
@Acosta
My problem with last night's dinner is not that we had a comedian who told some nasty jokes. It's that we did not really address the nearly constant attacks on the press from the president. The dinner should change with the times so we send a strong message to the world.

That's right, Sassy Jim. You're the victim.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (+y/
-------

Sweet Jesus:

Acosta: "You know, we weren't nearly as vile as we should of been"

Posted by: WisRich at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (G0vdT)

593 "...Let the WHCD die. Supposedly they are all about charity and sending
kids to college. Bullshit. They are about networking, drunken parties,
snorting coke, and making deals."

**

??? A second look at WHCD??

Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (xqfqx)

594 533 I still say, "hit return." Kids think I'm speaking nonsense. Told them it was french for "enter." Which they bought, heh. Of course I added that it memorializes Napoleon's return from Elba. Waiting for one of them to call me on it.

I'll have to make a note of that. I might be able to use it...

Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 12:48 PM (sGtp+)

595 528 So John Podesta appeared on "Ancient Aliens" on Friday with the latest excuse from Team Clinton: Hillary lost because she was prepared to declassify the truth about UFOs and the Deep State rose up to stop her.

I am not making this up, it was in Jim Geraghty's morning newsletter.
Posted by: Ian S. at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (ZGrMX)

Remember : Webb Hubbell was BIG on the whole UFO conspiracy thing...

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 12:48 PM (WDCYi)

596 571 The Press Corpse sidling away from Wolf is funny.
They are only upset that the optics on TV were bad, not that she said anything they disagree with. Anything.



Oh, I think they did. She also insulted them with a few zingers. That had to sting.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 30, 2018 12:48 PM (IG9gl)

597 583 Dream ship: USS New Jersey fitted with nuke engines and loaded with 16" cruise missiles coming out her tubes.
Posted by: gNewt



USS Missouri locked, loaded & seaworthy.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (BBhgz)

============

That was the best part of "Battleship": The Missouri under her own power slicing through waves like a hatchet.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:48 PM (DPiPp)

598 Vinyl isn't "warm" its midrange. I remember all too well the advent of CDs and how wonderful the range and the purity of tone they gave. I remember well wondering at how there was no cracks and pops, how the sound didn't have that background tone or crackle. How it was smooth and consistent. I like records but they are really low quality compared to CDs and tapes. The closest thing in the past was big reel-to-reel recordings.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (39g3+)

599 @558

Dont forget the wiretapping and spying on reporters.

Obama loved to sic his IC apparatus on reporters.

With the exception of a Sheryl Atkinson, Sarah Carter and a few others, journalism, like the GOP doesnt exist in any meaningful way.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (XP/5C)

600 That was the best part of "Battleship": The Missouri under her own power slicing through waves like a hatchet.
Posted by: Jackal


The needle. It moved.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (BBhgz)

601 Re: Vinyl and cassette tapes - looking like owning music (and digital content in general) is going away in the near future, as it becomes more common to stream than to purchase a tangible copy.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (W+vEI)

602
Don't think you can have it both ways. Besides all leftists are burdens or dangers, nature of the beast.

Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (ahV/f)






Like the Huns. At your throat or at your feet, what?

*guzzles tumbler of Boodles*

Posted by: Zombie Winston Churchill at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (XWkhW)

603 Have never owned a blu-ray DVD player.
Went from dvd to Amazon Prime/Netflix/Hulu.
Posted by: rickb223

_________

I think that was most people, or if they bought a BluRay it was because it was the default DVD player now.

Sony and Toshiba had a big war with HD DVD vs BluRay and Sony paid a fortune to "win" that war, but I'm not sure if it ever paid off for them as downloads became the way people purchased media.

Regular DVD though was a cash cow for studios during that period of time, Sony thought BluRay would be the same way.

I basically pirate everything and just download

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (lKmt3)

604 It's dogma in the alien conspiracy world that Republican presidents know about the aliens but it is kept from Democrats.Was amused when I found out about that years ago.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (LiyEm)

605 Regarding the WHCD, I have to say it took a lot of guts and character for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to sit there and take that abuse.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (jxbfJ)

606
The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.

Is that in fake Canadian dollars?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (BWL+E)

607 That's right, Sassy Jim. You're the victim.

"This wasn't enough about me!"
--Jim Acosta

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (39g3+)

608 Compare and contrast the Defense Ministers of Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, and Germany versus the Defense Minister of Russia.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybkydxk2

it's an ___ from the spectator

Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (VAm5e)

609 592 Sweet Jesus:

Acosta: "You know, we weren't nearly as vile as we should of been"
Posted by: WisRich at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (G0vdT)

Well, yeah.

When they're losing the messaging, the answer is that they weren't intimidating enough to make you afraid to call them out, so they've gotta go nastier.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (WDCYi)

610 So if I was going to try to get a guy in his late 40's who does have broad tastes in music, and appreciation for the old greats like Sinatra, country etc. into appreciating Motown, (for bumper music for his show) what would be some suggestions you might have?

-
Al Hibler is a lessor known practitioner of the style.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg99FAALJYE

Posted by: SJW Feminist coven at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (+y/Ru)

611 Big reason Blu Ray won was because they put it in Playstations.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (LiyEm)

612 598 Vinyl isn't "warm" its midrange. I remember all too well the advent of CDs and how wonderful the range and the purity of tone they gave. I remember well wondering at how there was no cracks and pops, how the sound didn't have that background tone or crackle. How it was smooth and consistent. I like records but they are really low quality compared to CDs and tapes. The closest thing in the past was big reel-to-reel recordings.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (39g3+)

==============

There's one thing I think Vinyl has over CD from my personal experience: If you treat vinyl right, it'll last a long time. CDs? I have a shitload of Metallica discs that are virtually unlistenable due to bitrot!

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (DPiPp)

613 "Regarding the WHCD, I have to say it took a lot of guts and character for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to sit there and take that abuse."

Better than I would have done.

I hope she throws it back at them.

Posted by: navybrat, keeping a low profile at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (w7KSn)

614 >>So John Podesta appeared on "Ancient Aliens" on Friday with the latest excuse from Team Clinton: Hillary lost because she was prepared to declassify the truth about UFOs and the Deep State rose up to stop her.



Aliens and Satanic ritual LARPing and Soros.
And he has been a major power-broker in DC for decades. But we're the weir ones for wanting our daughters to feel safe in a public restroom or eat a yummy chicken sammich without the intrusion of politics.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (W+vEI)

615 I still say, "hit return." Kids think I'm speaking nonsense. Told them it was french for "enter." Which they bought, heh. Of course I added that it memorializes Napoleon's return from Elba. Waiting for one of them to call me on it.

Ok, THAT'S flippin' funny. I love laying B.S. on my kids like that, trying not to laugh.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (ty7RM)

616 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.
City taxes on gasoline; and a carbon tax that kicked in relatively recently. It's worse in B.C.'s north even though they don't have city taxes on gasoline.

https://tinyurl.com/yatojjn7
https://tinyurl.com/ybkdaufw
(both are just brief tweets and not a long threads)

And I've got it as about 3.8 litres to a U.S. gallon times Cdn$1.48/litre being Cdn$5.624 per U.S. gallon or US$4.38

BTW, fuck this unbroken string of characters shit when it's not fucking unbroken -- I've put in manual breaks and the fucking / are supposed to be breaks too IIRC.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (VBKy9)

617 553 Um, we and Europe want Germany's military to not be too good. Even their reunification was met with considerable anxiety. They have a habit of building up and annexing neighbors.

That's unpossible. Everyone knows that Prussia was outlawed at the end of WWII. And when Prussia is outlawed, only outlaws will be Prussian.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (v3pYe)

618 I remember reading that Betamax lost out because Sony wouldn't let it be used for porn and the VHS standard would.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (yQpMk)

619 That was the best part of "Battleship": The Missouri under her own power slicing through waves like a hatchet.


Did not see the movie, so I had to look up the things.

"As Missouri has not moved under her own power since 1992, shots of the ship at sea were obtained with the help of three tugboats".

*sighs*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (fuK7c)

620
"Regarding the WHCD, I have to say it took a lot of guts and character
for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to sit there and take that abuse."



Better than I would have done.



I hope she throws it back at them.

Posted by: navybrat, keeping a low profile at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (w7KSn)
===================

This is a person with whom they deal every day. I would be embarassed to show up at the next WH press conference, if i were them. My goodness.

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (lwiT4)

621 Re: Vinyl and cassette tapes - looking like owning
music (and digital content in general) is going away in the near future,
as it becomes more common to stream than to purchase a tangible copy.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (W+vEI)


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I know our kids won't care because they won't know any different, but I despise not really owning anything.

Steam games are the best example. Let them go under and who knows how many billions of dollars of users' property goes with them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (tve+u)

622 Regarding the WHCD, I have to say it took a lot of guts and character for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to sit there and take that abuse.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed

I was hoping that her husband would have stood up and caused a scene "What did you just say about my wife you ugly, withered, unfunny hack?" "Fuck all of you who laughed and think that this no-name, talentless broad is funny"

Posted by: Cheri at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (oiNtH)

623 Oh gawd, soon we'll have Ace waxing nostalgic about the time when his back hair was soft and downy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (0ogQG)

624 595 528 So John Podesta appeared on "Ancient Aliens" on Friday with the latest excuse from Team Clinton: Hillary lost because she was prepared to declassify the truth about UFOs and the Deep State rose up to stop her.

I am not making this up, it was in Jim Geraghty's morning newsletter.
Posted by: Ian S. at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (ZGrMX)

Remember : Webb Hubbell was BIG on the whole UFO conspiracy thing...
Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 12:48 PM (WDCYi)

That's why he built that telescope.

/s

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (7HtZB)

625 I still say, "hit return." Kids think I'm speaking nonsense.


I still say dog-leg.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (yQpMk)

626 So John Podesta appeared on "Ancient Aliens" on Friday with the latest
excuse from Team Clinton: Hillary lost because she was prepared to
declassify the truth about UFOs and the Deep State rose up to stop her.


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What the ????

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (lwiT4)

627 This is a person with whom they deal every day. I would be embarassed to show up at the next WH press conference, if i were them. My goodness.
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You're assuming they have a sense of shame.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (vg8iE)

628 611 Big reason Blu Ray won was because they put it in Playstations.
Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (LiyEm)

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A BIG gamble Sony made there that paid off. They were losing about $400 on every PS3 at launch. It might not have paid off if Toshiba had managed to get Microsoft to put HD DVD players into the X-Box 360s from the start. The 360 wound up with a bigger install base.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (DPiPp)

629 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (jxbfJ)

SHS is a very intelligent and well spoken individual. She's good at her job and takes no guff. I'm guessing that her Christian faith is important to her and she demonstrated that in not responding in like fashion.

Plus, Ii don't really care about looks, but Michelle Woof s criticizing he looks of SHS?. Wolff is no oil painting (anyway, i happen to think SHS is cute)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (tpDAe)

630 >>Vinyl isn't "warm" its midrange. I remember all too well the advent of CDs and how wonderful the range and the purity of tone they gave. I remember well wondering at how there was no cracks and pops, how the sound didn't have that background tone or crackle. How it was smooth and consistent.


Funny, I remember CDs sounding cold, dead, flat and all too often brickwalled out the ass.

No fluidity. No roundness of tone at all. Lots of glare and entire instruments missing from mixes.

But, too each their own.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (tcB+2)

631 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (39g3+)

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There's one thing I think Vinyl has over CD from my personal experience: If you treat vinyl right, it'll last a long time. CDs? I have a shitload of Metallica discs that are virtually unlistenable due to bitrot!
Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (DPiPp)


**resists urge to say that's not why your Metallica cds are unlistenable**

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (Pz4pT)

632 WHCD should have been done away with as soon as people on TV started calling it "Nerd Prom" to our faces.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (WDCYi)

633 Rock fights. On bicycles.

Posted by: Ripley at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (MxEKc)

634 There's one thing I think Vinyl has over CD from my personal experience: If you treat vinyl right, it'll last a long time

RIght, vinyl is a physical medium, but self-recorded CDs are temporary. Long term, but temporary (like audio cassettes)

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 12:56 PM (39g3+)

635 too / to.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:56 PM (tcB+2)

636 One does not simply walk into wokeness

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 30, 2018 12:56 PM (xJa6I)

637 Ribs in the smoker @250. T-minus 4 hours and counting.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 30, 2018 12:56 PM (+Dllb)

638 633 Worked out better than jousting with brooms I bet...

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (LiyEm)

639 I've heard that LD is still the best format for some movies due to the studios doing hack job conversions of some films to DVD and a few others that still haven't been released.
Posted by: Jackal
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I've heard that as well, but in my opinion it's not really true.

There were like a handful of movies (like maybe 4) that I think the studio put a huge amount of TLC into the sound mixing when Dolby Digital was first introduced to sort of show it off, but at least technically speaking, LD is inferior to DVD and REALLY inferior to something like BluRay.

Very early DVDs though were pretty terrible (and so were early LDs, it was 1970's tech) so I think there may have been a window where the last LDs looked a little better than the first DVDs. But it had more to do with the learning curve than the technology.

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (lKmt3)

640 I basically pirate everything and just download

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (lKmt3)

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I recently got a shitgram from my ISP saying they detected torrent downloads and would cut off my service if it happened again.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (vg8iE)

641 I have to say it took a lot of guts and character for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to sit there and take that abuse.

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Sadly, being a pastor's kid probably gave her a lot of experience in that.

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (lwiT4)

642 BTW, fuck this unbroken string of characters shit
when it's not fucking unbroken -- I've put in manual breaks and the
fucking / are supposed to be breaks too IIRC.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM


Try typing using an English QWERTY keyboard, instead of a Canadian one.

Posted by: AoSHQ Help Desk at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (ctuyM)

643 https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybkydxk2

it's an ___ from the spectator
Posted by: gNewt at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (VAm5e)

Ha Ha! You can't say image!

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (z79tQ)

644 620
This is a person with whom they deal every day. I
would be embarassed to show up at the next WH press conference, if i
were them. My goodness.


Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (lwiT4)

That presumes they have any sense of shame. They are the left. They are the MSM. Shame is a foreign concept to them.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (jxbfJ)

645 >>So John Podesta appeared on "Ancient Aliens" on Friday with the latest excuse from Team Clinton: Hillary lost because she was prepared to declassify the truth about UFOs and the Deep State rose up to stop her.
...........

Ancient Alien theorists say yes.

Posted by: wth at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (HgMAr)

646 >>>>633 Worked out better than jousting with brooms I bet...



Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM
.
.
.With trash can lids for shields.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 30, 2018 12:58 PM (+Dllb)

647 The medium isn't 'warm'.

It's the playback and amplification (speakers, too) that is warm.

The medium should be true to source, though. And for well over a decade, the majority of CDs were not well mastered at all and not very true to the source.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:58 PM (tcB+2)

648 I love Amy Schumer because all people deserve love not hate.

Her movies, body, personality and stand up are unfortunate. But I still love all people.
Posted by: Kanye at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (FiRMD)


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You should go for Roseanne Barr, not Amy. You have similar views now, you'd get along better than with Amy.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:58 PM (/qEW2)

649 628 611 Big reason Blu Ray won was because they put it in Playstations.
Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (LiyEm)

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A BIG gamble Sony made there that paid off. They were losing about $400 on every PS3 at launch. It might not have paid off if Toshiba had managed to get Microsoft to put HD DVD players into the X-Box 360s from the start. The 360 wound up with a bigger install base.
Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (DPiPp)

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Sony decided to fight from the top down, getting support from as many studios as possible (Disney was a huge win).

Toshiba tried to fight from the bottom up. It was a bit cheaper, and apparently appealed to tech geeks in a way that Blu-Ray did not.

Sony wasn't going to lose this fight. Apparently the loss of Betamax was institutionally felt.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 30, 2018 12:58 PM (9ZlHt)

650 Podesta on Ancient Aliens? Proof of reptilian Alien life?

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (gbWkA)

651 LP stuff.
All the cool kids had the belt/gear drive with the timing strobes, etc.
We Kaboominarians had change (nickel, dime, quarter...) and cellophane tape.

Unlike canoe accidents, I dumped a crap tonne of stuff post Harvey/Addicks reservoir flush, cause -- water has to go somewhere and does seek level...

Is/are any of the important people going to get their desserts?
Yeah, no.

Posted by: micky at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (dF9Lb)

652 Rock fights. On bicycles.

Posted by: Ripley at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (MxEKc)


Without helmets

Posted by: cool breeze at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (UGKMd)

653 Yeah, I've got lots of old cassette tapes that were perfectly and carefully cared for that are unlistenable these days.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (tve+u)

654 Re: the dogs being put down.

A dog does not have an eternal soul. People do. So those who compare the two as equal, prove they do not comprehend basic existentialism.

Even those who believe in reincarnation believe that people have eternal souls. So did ancient Egyptians, pagans, et. al. It isn't simply a question of Judeo-Christianity.

Of course, once you go atheist, all manner of foul behavior becomes perfectly acceptable. This country is not atheist, no matter how much loud, rude atheists become.

Sorry, not granting euthanasia. Not yet, by a long stretch.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (7UW64)

655 Legos are no substitute for an Erector Set. If it doesn't have nuts, bolts, and finger-pinching gears, you're not going to learn much.

Legos - Digital

Erector - Analog

Yes, Legos are fun, but they are the participation trophy of building toys.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, who worked with a PDP-5 at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (7Cr6v)

656 id not see the movie, so I had to look up the things.

"As Missouri has not moved under her own power since 1992, shots of the ship at sea were obtained with the help of three tugboats".

*sighs*
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (fuK7c)

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Well, damn. I remember reading somewhere that she was under her own power in the movie. They're still badass scenes, though, worth watching the movie.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (DPiPp)

657 (anyway, i happen to think SHS is cute)
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The combination of brains and quiet sass is so darn attractive -- she is probably up there in my top 10. Yeah, Melania and other beautiful smart women are great, but the wit just gets me every time.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (MIKMs)

658 645. Ha. This explains the Russian involvement, however.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (fA1SL)

659 That's the beauty of this comments section. We won't have to tell the kids what it was like to have an ancient, glitchy and random error generating comments section, we can show them.

We are living in a museum.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:00 PM (/tuJf)

660 584 Kids won't have a chance to go to a hobby shop with chemistry sets and all the neat chemicals in separate bottles, playing with mercury, microscope slides with cool stuff on them and loads of other neat stuff.
Posted by: JTB at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (V+03K)

I actually went to a hobby store & bought a model kit a couple of weeks ago. First time I did that in years.

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 01:00 PM (7HtZB)

661 640
I basically pirate everything and just download



Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (lKmt3)



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I recently got a shitgram from my ISP saying they detected torrent downloads and would cut off my service if it happened again.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (vg8iE)

Time to look at the many free VPN utilities out there.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 01:00 PM (jxbfJ)

662 Cough...... putting a man on the moon...... cough

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (ymnmz)

663 Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (vg8iE)
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I got one of the those from comcast, They aren't going to do that. that is to scare you from doing it anymore

Posted by: JoshBARROquette at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (y3aQB)

664 Legos - Digital

Erector - Analog

Yes, Legos are fun, but they are the participation trophy of building toys.


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Lincoln Logs at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (kqsXK)

665
Time to look at the many free VPN utilities out there.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 01:00 PM (jxbfJ)
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Thanks. I don't know what the hell I'm doing when it comes to that stuff, but I suppose I can get a crash course online somewhere.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (vg8iE)

666 Al Hibler is a lessor known practitioner of the style.



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg99FAALJYE

Posted by: SJW Feminist coven at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (+y/Ru)

Wow! Excellent!!!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (aljs9)

667 "...we did not really address the nearly constant attacks on the press from the president..."
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Well, Mr. Acosta, we have this thing called the 1st Amendment, which, believe it or not, allows individuals to criticize you. And it doesn't matter whether the individual is a president or a hobo.

Now, I know YOU think the 1stA does not confirm our God-given, individual rights to speech and writing. You actually think "freedom of the press" means special exemptions and privileges for a self-anointed professional clique.

This belief is what renders you stupid, if not ridiculous.
When the media accuses Trump or other MSM critics of "attacking the 1stA," it's as if Pravda were to accuse the samizdat dissidents of attacking free speech and a free press.
Such is the Orwellian world we live in.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (0jtPF)

668 >>I've got lots of old cassette tapes that were perfectly and carefully cared for that are unlistenable these days.



Pre-recorded or self made?

Factory tapes were usually crap. Aftermarket recordings made on quality gear with quality tapes should be fine.

I have thousands of hours on tape and they all perform flawlessly.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (tcB+2)

669 .22 pump action shooting rats at the dump.

Can't get close to the "land fill" when it is closed now days. Locked up like a bank.

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (gbWkA)

670 I recently got a shitgram from my ISP saying they detected torrent downloads and would cut off my service if it happened again.

IPVanish.com $10 a month.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (yQpMk)

671 Posted by: mustbequantum at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (MIKMs)

Yes, the quality of being witty and quick on her feet is very attractive. She also has great facial expressions when dealing with the petty, whiny "children" in the Whit House Correspondents Pool.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (tpDAe)

672 To be fair,Acosta is very dumb.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (LiyEm)

673 645 >>So John Podesta appeared on "Ancient Aliens" on Friday with the latest excuse from Team Clinton: Hillary lost because she was prepared to declassify the truth about UFOs and the Deep State rose up to stop her.
...........

Ancient Alien theorists say yes.

Posted by: wth at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (HgMAr)


So, yer sayin' the PIAPS is a lizard person from outer space?

That would explain all the falling down. She comes from a planet with less gravity, and she isn't made for breathing Earth air.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (7UW64)

674 Bibi is up but he's speaking in Jewish.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (/tuJf)

675 I recently got a shitgram from my ISP saying they detected torrent downloads and would cut off my service if it happened again.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (vg8iE)


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I don't torrent, but I'm big on privacy.

VPNs are cheap. I haven't seen much of a speed hit with PIA. Windscribe has been horrible.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (tve+u)

676 I basically pirate everything and just download

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (lKmt3)

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I recently got a shitgram from my ISP saying they detected torrent downloads and would cut off my service if it happened again.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (vg8iE)


I'm guessing the torrent biz stays operational, due mostly to people accessing via wifi.

I don't really blame content providers for trying to hold onto their "intellectual" property. It's a free market thing, in my mind. In other words, a problem with a solution I can't yet see, because I don't really care, but one that inevitably will have to be resolved.

If everyone is getting everything for free, eventually everything will stop being made. Or if it keeps being made, they'll figure out how to monetize it, in spite of all the efforts at pirating.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (Pz4pT)

677 672 To be fair,Acosta is very dumb.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (LiyEm)

Check the AoSHQ style guide. I think the correct term is blithering idiot.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (7UW64)

678 Podesta on Ancient Aliens? Proof of reptilian Alien life?

Posted by: Archer at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (gbWkA)
...........

*flicks tongue rapidly*

Posted by: Anita Dunn at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (HgMAr)

679 481 And you were the shit if you had a computer with dual floppies

I can do better than that: DEC's RX50. Dual 5 1/4" floppy drive. Each drive was single-sided with 80 tracks. You had to flip a disk over when you moved it from the top drive to the bottom.

The reason? It let them build two drives with no more hardware than a single double-sided drive.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (v3pYe)

680 I basically pirate everything and just download

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (lKmt3)

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I recently got a shitgram from my ISP saying they detected torrent downloads and would cut off my service if it happened again.
Posted by: bicentennialguy

__________

I have a subscription to this VPN for several years
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

It should protect you from that.

A year's subscription is like a night at the movies.

Hollywood hates it and I get BluRay quality movies at my fingertips.

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (lKmt3)

681
246 233 We usually just threw ricks or dirt clods.
Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 11:59 AM (LiyEm)

Too much cover in dirt clod fights taught me how a howitzer works.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (e1mEI)

682 Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (yQpMk)
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Thanks!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (vg8iE)

683
Pre-recorded or self made?



Factory tapes were usually crap. Aftermarket recordings made on quality gear with quality tapes should be fine.



I have thousands of hours on tape and they all perform flawlessly.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (tcB+2)


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Pre-recorded. Pailhead and some other 80s-90s punk comes to mind.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (tve+u)

684 Yes, the quality of being witty and quick on her feet is very attractive. She also has great facial expressions when dealing with the petty, whiny "children" in the Whit House Correspondents Pool.

She's better than I am. I'd have gone Preston Brooks on Acosta the first day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (kqsXK)

685 Yes, the quality of being witty and quick on her feet is very attractive. She also has great facial expressions when dealing with the petty, whiny "children" in the Whit House Correspondents Pool.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (tpDAe)

She has children. Works about the same. Maybe a little less snark with the kids, but the facial expressions are spot on.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (7UW64)

686
Bibi is up but he's speaking in Jewish.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (/tuJf)
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I thought I heard he was going to give the speech in English. Maybe Hebrew first, then English?

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (lwiT4)

687 Holy shit. Bibi.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (fA1SL)

688 664 What are we, chopped liver?
Posted by: Lincoln Logs


well, that *would* explain the color...

Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (sGtp+)

689 **resists urge to say that's not why your Metallica cds are unlistenable**
Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (Pz4pT)

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Dude, it's my "Master of Puppets" and "...and Justice for All" discs that are rotted, not "Load" and "Reload"

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640 I basically pirate everything and just download

Posted by: Maritime at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (lKmt3)

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I recently got a shitgram from my ISP saying they detected torrent downloads and would cut off my service if it happened again.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (vg8iE)

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I quit torrenting because of that shit. Now, I just don't watch movies, period! Fuck you Hollywood, you ain't getting any of my cash!

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (DPiPp)

690 This Netanyahu show and tell is interesting.

holy moly

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (fceHP)

691 I had a Pioneer cassette changer with a separate cassette deck for recording. I loved that thing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (tve+u)

692 615 I still say, "hit return." Kids think I'm speaking nonsense. Told them it was french for "enter." Which they bought, heh. Of course I added that it memorializes Napoleon's return from Elba. Waiting for one of them to call me on it.

Ok, THAT'S flippin' funny. I love laying B.S. on my kids like that, trying not to laugh.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (ty7RM)


That sounds like something Calvin's dad would have said.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (xjiRE)

693 Half a ton of physical files......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (fA1SL)

694 Legos - Digital

Erector - Analog

Yes, Legos are fun, but they are the participation trophy of building toys.

What are we, chopped liver?
Posted by: Lincoln Logs at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (kqsXK)


POPSICLE STICKS, FTW!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (Pz4pT)

695 Bibi is up but he's speaking in Jewish.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (/tuJf)


When you say "Jewish" that means Yiddish, not Hebrew.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (8gDQu)

696 >>Pre-recorded. Pailhead and some other 80s-90s punk comes to mind.


Yeah, those WaxTrax and Dischord tapes were LowFi at best.

"I WILL REFUSE!" (Great EP - Got it on 7" and tape here)

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (tcB+2)

697 https://unblocked.lol/torrent

Posted by: JoshBARROquette at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (y3aQB)

698 >>I thought I heard he was going to give the speech in English. Maybe Hebrew first, then English?

He just switched to English. He's confirming they got an enormous cache of atomic research documents from Tehran.

You're not going to believe it but it seems Iran lied.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (/tuJf)

699 To be fair,Acosta is very dumb.

Let's put it this way. He's desperate for his own show, he wants so bad to have the Jim Acosta Hour or some such on CNN. This is a station that gave super-dunce Cuomo his own show. And they steadfastly refuse to give him what he wants.

How bad do you have to be for CNN to keep telling you "no"?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (39g3+)

700 Nood

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (7HtZB)

701 Bibi is up but he's speaking in Jewish.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (/tuJf)

He's talking about money?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (n1b3L)

702 Was Bibi at CBD's wedding yesterday? It was aired live on TMC.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (VBKy9)

703 I bet they don't hve a problem with you paying for abortions with their credit card.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/295537/

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (LiyEm)

704 Bibi with the Show and Tell...

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (lwiT4)

705 >>"...we did not really address the nearly constant attacks on the press from the president..."


They literally own their own microphones and broadcast 24x7. What is Acosta smoking to believe he needs the WHCD to address this issue?

What I think he really wants is a captive audience of the president, where his colleagues and a comedian can mock and lecture Trump and he has to sit there and take it.

It's freedom of speech, not guaranteed audience for your speech, tough guy!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (W+vEI)

706 >>When you say "Jewish" that means Yiddish, not Hebrew.

Yea, I was kidding.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (/tuJf)

707 English now

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (lwiT4)

708 in the Whit House Correspondents Pool.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (tpDAe)

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I move we rename the "White House Correspondents Pool" to "Witless Correspondents Pool."

All in favor?

Posted by: Blake at April 30, 2018 01:07 PM (qC1Sy)

709
672 To be fair,Acosta is very dumb.
Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (LiyEm

Blithering Idiot Fourth Class. Probationary.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 30, 2018 01:07 PM (e1mEI)

710 He's confirming they got an enormous cache of atomic research documents from Tehran.
LOL. I misread that as "Torah" and was wondering!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2018 01:07 PM (VBKy9)

711 I recently got a shitgram from my ISP saying they detected torrent downloads and would cut off my service if it happened again.

the hell? There are valid uses for torrent. Every MMOG uses torrent technology to patch and download expansions to your computer. There are files shared on torrent that are completely legitimate.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 01:07 PM (39g3+)

712 Oh, and I don't trust those VPN sites to not log my access.

Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 01:08 PM (DPiPp)

713 "You don't have to read Farsi to see what this is."

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 01:08 PM (lwiT4)

714 it's as if Pravda were to accuse the samizdat dissidents of attacking free speech and a free press.
Such is the Orwellian world we live in.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (0jtPF)


Hah, that's good. For several years I've thought of the MSM as a kind of self appointed Pravda.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 01:08 PM (/qEW2)

715 Ok, THAT'S flippin' funny. I love laying B.S. on my kids like that, trying not to laugh.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (ty7RM)

That sounds like something Calvin's dad would have said.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (xjiRE)

My wife and I have the boys convinced she has mind powers, and they call on her any time they think I am BSing them on something. It's pretty funny.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at April 30, 2018 01:08 PM (Dp6qK)

716 Yes, Legos are fun, but they are the participation trophy of building toys.


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Lego has made some amazing stuff in the last decade or so. There are some sets of construction vehicles with motors and pneumatic pumps.

My favorite is the Ferrari F40 that my kids and I put together. It's neat to see how parts that have nothing to do with anything end up being recognizable parts of the car or engine. Revolvers (pistols) as manifolds comes to mind. The way the venturi intakes and seats came together was very clever, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 01:08 PM (tve+u)

717 630 Funny, I remember CDs sounding cold, dead, flat and all too often brickwalled out the ass.

That's because you were too cheap to buy the balance rings. Or at least a sharpie to color the outside edge of the disk so your player *thought* you had bought the rings.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 30, 2018 01:08 PM (v3pYe)

718 Yes, Legos are fun, but they are the participation trophy of building toys.


You're doing Legos wrong. Don't buy the kit and build the kit. Buy the blocks and build whatever you want.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 01:09 PM (39g3+)

719 How did Israel get all these documents??

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 01:09 PM (lwiT4)

720 Yea, I was kidding.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (/tuJf)


I know, but people really do say "Speaking Jewish" to mean "speaking Yiddish". A lot of the chasidim speak Yiddish as their daily language (they reserve Hebrew for prayer and religious discussions) and it's generally called "Jewish" ... by Jews.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2018 01:09 PM (8gDQu)

721 Let's put it this way. He's desperate for his own show, he wants so bad to have the Jim Acosta Hour or some such on CNN. This is a station that gave super-dunce Cuomo his own show. And they steadfastly refuse to give him what he wants.

How bad do you have to be for CNN to keep telling you "no"?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (39g3+)

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You're saying that Acosta is a whiny little aggressive poseur who is too much even for a network full of whiny little aggressive poseurs?

Posted by: Blake at April 30, 2018 01:09 PM (qC1Sy)

722 I recently got a shitgram from my ISP saying they detected torrent downloads and would cut off my service if it happened again.

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FWIW, they're essentially telling you to use a VPN.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : I choose to live my life as a black woman at April 30, 2018 01:09 PM (tve+u)

723 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (kqsXK)

OT My son turned in his urban legend about a lost silent film on werewolves. I thought that it was quite good and included the character of some obsessive director who sounds to me like an earlier version of Stanley Kubrick. Unfortunately he has to present it right now and will be graded on his delivery and final expressions. I don't think the English class should have a grade on public speaking/acting. Unlike his mom, he hates to get in front of people. He scowls, and goes too fast and paces around and does weird things with his feet. I tried not to laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:10 PM (tpDAe)

724 Here's an Al Hibler album I bought back in the day that I thought was good.

https://amzn.to/2FtH19R

Posted by: SJW Feminist coven at April 30, 2018 01:10 PM (+y/Ru)

725 723-Make that "facial" expressions not "final"l

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:10 PM (tpDAe)

726 What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Lincoln Logs at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM


I remember flying out to see the grandkids with this huge log-sized Lincoln Log container under my arm as a gift for someones birthday. The stewardess flirted with me the entire trip, saying stuff like, "Should I bring your Lincoln Logs out of storage now for you to play with?" and stuff.

She was cute. Wife didn't mind. I seem to remember she piled on.

Didn't care. Lincoln Logs are an essential element of childhood.

Posted by: JC from Plains, GA at April 30, 2018 01:10 PM (LOgQ4)

727 584 Kids won't have a chance to go to a hobby shop with chemistry sets and all the neat chemicals in separate bottles, playing with mercury, microscope slides with cool stuff on them and loads of other neat stuff.
Posted by: JTB at April 30, 2018

*
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Nor will they have the vast selection of plastic model assembly kits -- and if they did, they'd have to arrange for their parents to buy the glue!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 30, 2018 01:11 PM (QYQV7)

728 Blithering Idiot Fourth Class. Probationary.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 30, 2018 01:07 PM (e1mEI)

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Made me laugh.

Posted by: Blake at April 30, 2018 01:11 PM (qC1Sy)

729 "...we did not really address the nearly constant attacks on the press from the president..."


They literally own their own microphones and broadcast 24x7. What is Acosta smoking to believe he needs the WHCD to address this issue?


lol
Yes, and he seems to think that the WORLD pays attention to this nerd prom (their words). Even people in the USA don't know what it is or that it is televised. Yet he seems to think other nations would watch with baited breath. He's a clownshow.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 30, 2018 01:11 PM (IG9gl)

730 A dog does not have an eternal soul. People do. So those who compare the two as equal, prove they do not comprehend basic existentialism.
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To refer to 'an eternal soul' implies a belief in scripture. If that is the case, then one (or at least a Christian) generally believes that Scripture is the Divinely-inspired word of God.

In Genesis it is stated that God granted dominion over the beasts. 'Dominion' and 'ownership' are two different things, the former carries with it responsibility, but not the absolute authority that ownership does.

Psalm 50:11 I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.

Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, who worked with a PDP-5 at April 30, 2018 01:11 PM (7Cr6v)

731 692 615 I still say, "hit return." Kids think I'm speaking nonsense. Told them it was french for "enter." Which they bought, heh. Of course I added that it memorializes Napoleon's return from Elba. Waiting for one of them to call me on it.

Ok, THAT'S flippin' funny. I love laying B.S. on my kids like that, trying not to laugh.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (ty7RM)

That sounds like something Calvin's dad would have said.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (xjiRE)

I really should write a book called "The Bullshit My Dad Told Me."

Don't get me started on Elephant Repellent.

I guess it is a Dad's right to screw around with his own kid's brain, but still.

And naturally, I am passing that knowledge down to my own kid.

Did you know that girls don't fart? Or that birds always take of into the wind like airplanes?

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 30, 2018 01:12 PM (7UW64)

732 Spies have to be doing this. I would not want to be those spies.

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 01:13 PM (lwiT4)

733 How did Israel get all these documents??

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Leveraged it with a joint venture lease/buy back agreement with a purchase option.

Posted by: SJW Feminist coven at April 30, 2018 01:13 PM (+y/Ru)

734 Posted by: Blake at April 30, 2018 01:07 PM (qC1Sy)

Sounds good.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:13 PM (tpDAe)

735 I have thousands of hours on tape and they all perform flawlessly.
Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM


So do we.

Posted by: Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian at April 30, 2018 01:14 PM (ctuyM)

736 >>>Of course, once you go atheist, all manner of foul behavior becomes perfectly acceptable.

Even atheists could come up with a counterargument to that person's stupid statement. He's saying you can treat a person like an animal when it comes to life or death. But people often go hunting, and that isn't controversial either (unless you post pics on facebook). By his argument conservatives going on safaris to hunt liberals would be perfectly ok.

I could also add that there are times when the choice can easily be made not to save the life of the dog because the owner doesn't want the expense, or when PETA euthanizes feral animals and does he want healthcare to work that way for humans? But he'd probably say yes, so it would carry no weight.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 01:14 PM (/qEW2)

737 The Iran deal. Yeah. About that.

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 01:15 PM (lwiT4)

738 All the stores being closed on Sundays....

Posted by: Mainah at April 30, 2018 01:16 PM (CClpm)

739 629---....I don't really care about looks, but Michelle Woof criticizing the looks of SHS?. Wolff is no oil painting (anyway, i happen to think SHS is cute)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (tpDAe)
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Yep.
Actually Sanders looked great that night --- that blue color is extremely flattering to her --- and Wolf looked meh at best.

Another example of Fen's Law at work. The same Left that incessantly badgers us about oppressive beauty standards for women and about judging women on their looks condones and even applauds all that when it's directed against a dissident to the party line.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 30, 2018 01:17 PM (0jtPF)

740 Regarding the WHCD, I have to say it took a lot of guts and character for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to sit there and take that abuse.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM

Honestly, for her it was probably no worse than dealing with that pack of hyenas every afternoon in the briefing room. It was shrill noise from a no-name "comedian" trying to get her 15 minutes of fame.

Sarah looked lovely with her hair up.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at April 30, 2018 01:19 PM (2NqXo)

741 Posted by: Jackal at April 30, 2018 01:08 PM (DPiPp)

Keep in mind what I'm about to write is about 10 years old, so the rules may have changed. However...

FWIW, it's basically an unwritten rule that ISPs will do everything in their power to overlook torrent access, and probably avoid suing VPN providers. They typically only send notices to you when they have received C&Ds from companies monitoring torrents, and even then the vast majority of these are just huffing and puffing. Legally, they can say they've protected their copyright/trademark, but oftentimes they never actually sue the downloader. Whenever they do it's a PR clusterfuck since it never looks good to have a multinational, massively profitable corporation suing a 20-something penniless college student into the ground. IIRC when they DO sue someone, it's usually a habitual, 000s of gigabytes downloaded type of torrenter, and even then they usually settle the suit under the table after they get their dose of "SEE THEY ARE SUING PEOPLE" fear PR.

ISPs profit from increased traffic from torrents, and themselves have no desire to shut off your internet.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at April 30, 2018 01:20 PM (wwd4n)

742 719 How did Israel get all these documents??
Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at April 30, 2018 01:09 PM (lwiT4)

Spy on the inside. Hopefully he's in a safe place now.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 30, 2018 01:21 PM (RD7QR)

743 SHS! is a one.


Nuff said.



Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at April 30, 2018 01:23 PM (8iiMU)

744 The price of gas in Vancouver, BC is $8 a gallon.


They don't even have "gallons" in Vancouver BC.
And their dolers are metric.

You'd probably be cited by some Provincial Office just for asking for a gallon of gas.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 30, 2018 01:31 PM (H5rtT)

745 Iran deal dead; First NK, now Iran. Trump! Barry to Gitmo for treason along with HRC and McCain! Make it happen!

Posted by: Red Pilled at April 30, 2018 01:32 PM (m7LQK)

746
13 hell, I deserve the award
Posted by: Amy Schumers' Spanx at April 30, 2018 11:19 AM (RKQ/v)


Well, you are an engineering marvel ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 30, 2018 01:34 PM (pNxlR)

747 All the stores being closed on Sundays....

so you could race go-karts, run Solo II in sports cars, fly Cox-powered airplanes on a string, and learn how to parallel park in their empty lots!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 30, 2018 01:34 PM (H5rtT)

748 584 Kids won't have a chance to go to a hobby shop with chemistry sets and all the neat chemicals in separate bottles, playing with mercury, microscope slides with cool stuff on them and loads of other neat stuff.
Posted by: JTB at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (V+03K)


I have a decent microscope, so I ordered 100 prepared slides for Grandson the Elder to explore. I think they are arriving tomorrow.

I give him two days until he puts poop on a slide.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 30, 2018 01:35 PM (di1hb)

749 Goofy sitcoms that didn't hit you over the head with political correctness. That is, until Norman Lear infested the airwaves.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 01:35 PM (/qEW2)

750 103 When... we have to go back to Europe to save it again, can we NUKE it this time?

FIFY. Think of it as cauterizing a suppurating infected wound.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 30, 2018 01:49 PM (MjkWd)

751 And Jerry Brown got a taste of his own medicine. His gov. mansion was invaded by a homeless meth addict while his wife was home.

Karma!

Posted by: PJ at April 30, 2018 02:08 PM (qlTN9)

752 533 ...It's so easy to mess with them.

Works with a younger wife too. Touring around France, she noticed the many signs with speed bump symbols and asked me what they stood for. My grin-control muscles are well trained, and with a straight face, I told her that the symbol was of Napoleons hat. When she asked why they would have that on a sign, I said it was just a way of remembering him - they commemorate every place the wind blew his hat off with a sign like that.

Months later we had some friends over for drinks and she starts telling this story! I was feeling guilty because they would think she was crazy, but before I could beg foregiveness for how I had tricked her, it became clear that they all believed it too! All Hillary voters, so Napoleon resonates with them, I guess. I often fantasize about these people spreading the story far and wide. Of corse, now I dare not tell her, or I will be living in the garage for quite a while!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 30, 2018 02:14 PM (MjkWd)

753 I wonder what part of a pretty much nationwide "Go screw yourself" that the Washington Press Corps doesn't hear.

Their national influence will soon be a "Corps" in the way Obozo pronounced it.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at April 30, 2018 03:38 PM (Sda6L)

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