Sunday Morning Book Thread 06-10-2018

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Library of Lurkette 'dragonknitter'


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Oh, and we've got a new category of readers, escaped oafs and oafettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, and publishing by people who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which you'd want to be deliberately ugly in order to wear.


Pic Note

Today's library pic comes from dragonknitter, a lurkette who writes:

This is about a third of our books, as oversized ones are in the cupboards under the shelves, and my craft books and books for my doctoral degree are in the office within reach. This picture has the added benefit of two pet morons, Tutti Frutti the cat and Noodle the labradoodle, and a stack of current reading on the coffee table behind the cat. Numerous other books are stuffed in various places around the house, too, as you can’t have too many books.

Of course you can click on it to see an enlarged version.


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The Politicization of Everything

Upper West Side children's bookstore.jpgChildren's Bookstore, Upper West Side, Manhattan


Just shoot me now:

On Tuesday, Buzzfeed contributor Loryn Brantz published her new children’s book titled Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice! Feminist media, from Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca to feminist author Roxane Gay, praised the book that teaches youngsters how to protest.

Because the only things babies can do are cry, whine, and poop. Come to think of it, those are the only things feminists can do, too.

I would much prefer something like this:

If you want a beautiful and entertaining family book that opens up a treasure trove of goodness from the long tradition of Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman humanism, psychology, and art, then #M5 may be the book for you. Coming late summer!

The book he's referring to by #M5 is Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals, which isn't out yet, but is available for pre-order at the author's website. The book

...reintroduces readers to the beauty and knowledge of the liberal arts to cultivate their sharp minds and warm hearts. [It] endeavors to develop what the great poet Geoffrey Chaucer called our “good mother wit.” Full of mysteries and delight, puzzles and beauty, the layers of messages run deep. As essentially an abecedarian (that means an alphabet book!), it is designed to help teach the liberal arts, namely how to read, not just words, but the book of life. And there will be new words—as Prince Hamlet put it: “Words, words, words!”

Which sounds more appealing than teaching a baby to shout political slogans through a bullhorn.


Books By Morons

Moron "Apostate"'s novel, The Mountain Throne, was first mentioned in a November book thread while I was on hiatus. He describes it as

...a fantasy novel at the point where the genre Venn diagrams of 'Dark,' 'Low,' and 'Epic' overlap. All three labels are partially accurate, but the industry types who have commented have put it into 'Epic.'

The plot, from the Amazon blurb:

Aged Emperor Thelden III Arrigar's last days are approaching and the Empire's leaders are taking sides in a struggle for power between rival heirs. Blood runs in the streets and the nights are thick with intrigue.

Drake Arrigar, bastard prince and half-blooded sorcerer. Darius of Lorradon, foreign-born Initiate of a holy order of warriors sworn to the Empire. Leasha, senior maiden and chief spy for the Emperor's daughter. These three unlikely friends must navigate the coming storms as plots, violence, and unholy barbarians tear their lives apart. Their trials, failures, and triumphs will have far-reaching consequences, for their people and for their own futures.

The Mountain Throne: Book I of the Sindathi Twilight Trilogy is available on Kindle for $2.99. Also paperback.

Votermom's review of it is here. Kirkus Reviews was impressed with it, too.


What I'm Reading

I got an Amazon gift card as a birthday present last week, so was able to make some book purchases with it. Among the books I purchased was this one:

Another book I highly recommend is Howard Blum's In the Enemy's House. Everyone knows about the Rosenbergs and other Commie atomic spies, but this is the first account I've read about how a determined FBI agent and a geeky cryptanalyst broke the Soviet code (the Venona project) and found the bad guys who sent our secrets to the Russians.

Posted by: Outside Adjitator at May 27, 2018 12:47 PM (pXthv)

The full title of the book Outside Adjitator is talking about is In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies:

In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation’s military and atomic secrets. Over the course of the next decade, he and young FBI supervisor Bob Lamphere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the Holy Grail of Cold War espionage—the atomic bomb.

Opposites in nearly every way, Lamphere and Gardner relentlessly followed a trail of clues that helped them identify and take down these Soviet agents one by one, including Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. But at the center of this spy ring, seemingly beyond the American agents’ grasp, was the mysterious master spy who pulled the strings of the KGB’s extensive campaign, dubbed Operation Enormoz by Russian Intelligence headquarters. Lamphere and Gardner began to suspect that a mole buried deep in the American intelligence community was feeding Moscow Center information on Venona. They raced to unmask the traitor and prevent the Soviets from fulfilling Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s threat: "We shall bury you!"

I've always wondered how they decrypted the Venona intercepts and who did it, and this book explains it all. It is a *fascinating* read. Blum describes, in general terms, how the Soviets encrypted their cable traffic and the process reminds me not so much of a cipher (although it is definitely that), but rather as a multi-layered network protocol. So once the codebreakers thought they were done with their task, all they had were strings of characters that didn't mean anything, so they had to begin again. Blum likens the Soviet encryption procedure to putting something behind a door, locking the door, stepping outside and locking an outer door, and then throwing away the key. And if I understand Blum correctly, we were only able to figure out this encryption because some of the Soviet operators violated procedure and used "one use only" tools more than once. This caused patterns in the cable texts to appear that would have been absent otherwise -- and which American cryptographers noticed and were able to exploit.

Available in hardcover and also paperback.


Moron Recommendations

From last week:

308 Related to your recommendation of the Zito-Todd book, also do read Sharyl Attkisson's new book, *The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote.* You're wondering why Jim Acosta and Brian Stelter didn't do the work Zito and Todd did? Attkisson will tell you exactly why.

Posted by: Jim Vinoski at June 03, 2018 09:09 AM

I'll second that. Recently read it and it is very informative.

Posted by: Farmer at June 03, 2018 03:57 PM (lfXAE)

Here is the blurb for The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote:

Behind most major political stories in the modern era, there is an agenda; an effort by opposition researchers, spin doctors, and outside interests to destroy an idea or a person. The tactic they use is the Smear. Every day, Americans are influenced by the Smear without knowing it. Paid forces cleverly shape virtually every image you cross. Maybe you read that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist, or saw someone on the news mocking the Bernie Sanders campaign. The trick of the Smear is that it is often based on some shred of truth, but these media-driven "hit pieces" are designed to obscure the truth. Success hinges on the Smear artist’s ability to remain invisible; to make it seem as if their work is neither calculated nor scripted. It must appear to be precisely what it is not.

I remember one time (this probably happened more than once) when CNN stages some sort of "town hall" meeting and all of the supposedly randomly selected participants all mouthed Democrat talking points. Then somebody did a little Googling and found out that all of them were Democrat activists, precinct captains, or members of some progressive PAC. But CNN gets huffy when this gets pointed out.

Attkisson's book is also available in paperback or hardcover.


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Moronette 'votermom' is putting together a list of moron authors over on the Goodreads site which is intended to be accessible to non-members. Here is the list she has compiled so far. Let her know if there's an author she's missing.

http://www.bookhorde.org/p/aoshq-authors.html

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Don't forget the AoSHQ reading group on Goodreads. It's meant to support horde writers and to talk about the great books that come up on the book thread. It's called AoSHQ Moron Horde and the link to it is here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/175335-aoshq-moron-horde.

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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 09:00 AM




Comments

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1 Tolle Lege

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 08:51 AM (pHfeF)

2 Nice library lion!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 08:52 AM (JxMDl)

3 Cat bomb, love that.
Finished Patrick O'Brien's Treason Harbor and into Far side of the World. Also picked up the next two books at used book store.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 08:53 AM (pHfeF)

4 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. I hope everyone had a great week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 08:53 AM (V+03K)

5 YAY BOOK THREAD!!!!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:54 AM (hMwEB)

6 Hee hee, I stuck a copy of The Deplorable Gourmet in our street's wee free library hutch. It's the copy I won in the crypto quiz.

I'm gonna flip some Subaru Swampy via tasty vittles.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 08:54 AM (JxMDl)

7 I read Babylon's Ashes by James S. A. Corey. This is the sixth book in the classic space-opera series, The Expanse. This wasn't quite as exciting as the others, but still an enjoyable read.

Posted by: Zoltan at June 10, 2018 08:54 AM (HLy+M)

8 A Boy and His Satellite

Available now in eBook and print!

Take five adventures through space and time to explore exciting new vistas! See the inside of a cargo ship's engine rooms! Explore the hallways leading up to a hyperspace gate! Get mauled by the crazy denizens of a generational ship!

All this and more!

https://tinyurl.com/yaenahj6

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 08:55 AM (Jj43a)

9 Excellent content, OM.

I mean, half of it is really grind-teeth-until-headache content, but I really do appreciate your effort on these threads.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:55 AM (fZuhk)

10 Also, today is my birthday, and my mother gave me $200.

What to do with it...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 08:56 AM (Jj43a)

11 Awww Tutti Frutti and Noodle!!!

love them

great cabinet shelves, ace would kill for those

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:56 AM (hMwEB)

12 This is why I like David Spade . A few days after his sister in law killed herself he kept his schedule comedy date. He told the audience " It was a rough week and I didn't want to cancel and I appreciate you coming out. And if my jokes don't work tonight I kinda get a free pass"

His autobiography is a quick read and very funny. David Spade - Almost Interesting

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 08:57 AM (2DOZq)

13 MH on last night's ONT had a link to an Art of Manliness article about the 21 westerns everyone, or at least every guy, should read. Can't say I agree with all his views. He gives very short shrift to L'Amour and doesn't even mention the Sackett series. Several books and authors were new to me so I wil have to check into them. Should be worth a read for those who aren't Night Walkers.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 08:58 AM (V+03K)

14 Mark Dawson John Milton series
50 things you should about history
The Fatal Conceit
Ben Rehders new book

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 08:58 AM (JFO2v)

15 I probably did a disservice at the used book store, I think the whole Patrick O'Brien series was there but I had already read the first couple so have been cherry picking from there as I get to them.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 08:58 AM (pHfeF)

16 "Oh, and we've got a new category of readers, escaped oafs and oafettes."

According to Jethro Bodine, the next category would be churls and churlettes.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 08:59 AM (9BLnV)

17 TheJamesMadison's, Happy Birthday!

I am sorry I let you down - wasn't able to post your new release.
Will have to make it up to you.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:59 AM (hMwEB)

18 Morning!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 10, 2018 08:59 AM (5tSKk)

19 Also, today is my birthday, and my mother gave me $200.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 08:56 AM (Jj43a)


Happy 267th!

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:59 AM (fZuhk)

20 Why is that potato naked?

Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2018 08:59 AM (UdKB7)

21 Also, today is my birthday, and my mother gave me $200. "

Today only... a 100 buck special report, available to you for the low, low price of 100 bucks

see my gmail at nigerianroyalfamilyprince.com

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 08:59 AM (7LY+6)

22 I read The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe. A look at the Mercury program, it's a well-regarded book and I enjoyed it a lot. Wolfe does a good job in conveying how fighter jocks at the top of their game think of themselves. I knew that the 1st generation super-sonic jets were difficult to fly but I hadn't known that 1 or 2 fatal crashes a week were not uncommon! The last chapter is a bit of an anti-climax after Glenn completes his mission and the magic has left NASA and is becoming a bureaucracy. Rating = 4.5/5.

Also re-read Saturnalia by Grant Callin. An older sci-fi novel from 1986, it got mentioned on an ONT months ago and I remembered reading it back then. The novel deals with a treasure hunt after an alien artifact is found on one of Saturn's moons. Earth and the space colonies are rivals and while there is some conflict and action, the novel is more about battling the elements; just how the hell are you going to recover an artifact floating on Saturn's surface? I think the science still holds up and one of Callain's predictions about hydrocarbons being banned has come close to reality (of course, it's replaced by fusion, so "suck it," Lefties). Rating = 4.5/5.

A bookshop find was La Grande Armée by Georges Blond (english translation edition). It is a history of the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars. I have justed started reading it and like it quite a bit. The book is various anecdotes rather than a simply description of battles so it's light on tactical details; Blond has a chatty, gossipy style that gives the reader an excellent impression of the contemporary French attitudes: Great Britain is a nation ruled by bastards and the French soldiers learn German by living with mistresses that speak no French! There are a few maps in the back (in French) that haven't been necessary to follow the narrative so far - I just finished up to the Battle of Austerlitz (1805), so I've got ten years to go and it's almost 500 pages. Rating = 5/5.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 10, 2018 09:00 AM (5Yee7)

23 Right now Im reading the back of some non-gluten, non-egg, non-sugar, no GMO, raised by virgin Himalayan yaks, non-dye, and, most importantly - NO TASTE *pancake* mix for granddaughter. Pure fiction. This crap wont even brown right in the pan. I have no idea what it really is.

She has no food allergies or stomach issues.

Mom has a head issue. Ugh. Poor kid.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2018 09:01 AM (9rIkM)

24 My pasted on cat Sugar would have found a way to get on top of those lovely book shelves.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 09:01 AM (pHfeF)

25 And forgot Love Worth Making reading with Mrs. rhennigantx

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 09:01 AM (JFO2v)

26 The kitteh guarding the library is dedli seriousz.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 10, 2018 09:01 AM (EZebt)

27 Right now my frail shoulders are staggering under the yoke of others’ recommendations for me. A friend loaned me “Albion’s Seed” and suggested Philip K. Dick’s short story “The Second Variety”, and Hogmartin has tasked me with reading “The Jungle Is Neutral” by the studly F. Spencer Chapman.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (JxMDl)

28 *pancake* mix for granddaughter"

Won't adding grandkids make the pancakes, y'know... lumpy?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (7LY+6)

29 Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2018 09:01 AM (9rIkM)
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One word: Baconfat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (JxMDl)

30 17 TheJamesMadison's, Happy Birthday!

I am sorry I let you down - wasn't able to post your new release.
Will have to make it up to you.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:59 AM (hMwEB)

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Thanks!

Perhaps a review...

Completely false and over-praising, of course.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (Jj43a)

31 Not exactly on topic for the book thread, but Larry Kudlow has had a few bloody marys this morning before appearing on CNN.

Posted by: Jwest at June 10, 2018 09:03 AM (/roJx)

32 21 Also, today is my birthday, and my mother gave me $200. "

Today only... a 100 buck special report, available to you for the low, low price of 100 bucks

see my gmail at nigerianroyalfamilyprince.com
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 08:59 AM (7LY+6)

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How about I just send you my bank account information?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:03 AM (Jj43a)

33 All that library really needs is a giant LED signboard...

Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2018 09:03 AM (V+k34)

34 29
Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2018 09:01 AM (9rIkM)

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One word: Baconfat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

You are a bad, bad woman.

Newsletter details please.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (9rIkM)

35 Even if it's these pants, which you'd want to be deliberately ugly in order to wear.

*********


Pant Rant - a limerick

The fashionably stylish Miss Brown
Prepared for a night on the town
She got dressed willy-nilly
Which is why she looks so silly
Her pants are a shirt...upside down!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (m45I2)

36 Shouldn't that page from Feminist Baby say:

"Feminist Baby Says "No" to DONGS!"



I believe an opportunity was missed here.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (9q7Dl)

37 That upper west side children's book store display is reason number 29,037,184 why I will never go to New York City again. Anyone getting those books for kids should be jailed for child abuse and get a brain scan to see if they have one. Disgusting!!

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (V+03K)

38 How about I just send you my bank account information?"

Along w/your DOB, Social, and the 3 numbers on the back of your CC...

Heh.

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (7LY+6)

39 If one teaches a toddler to protest won't that make life a living hell for the parent.

Bedtime protest sign: HELL NO WE WON'T GO

Mealtime protest sign: WE WANT CANDY, WHEN DO WE WANT IT NOW.

Posted by: X-ray at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (jtGRr)

40 Ohayo gozaimus minna! Genki?

Still at con. Still hoping to get autographs. Credit card is wimpering. Mobs of people. No writer guests this year. Parking lots are making a killing, $20 a pop. The food court needs to be replaced by MREs to raise quality. Some cosplayers are awesome, some you need eye bleach afterwards. Evev SCA has been doing demos.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2018 09:05 AM (8oSoU)

41 38 How about I just send you my bank account information?"

Along w/your DOB, Social, and the 3 numbers on the back of your CC...

Heh.

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (7LY+6)

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29 feels so young on me!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:05 AM (Jj43a)

42 Far side of the World us one of the best in the series and a lot of it was lifted for the Master and Commander movie script.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:05 AM (pV/54)

43 Sunday Morning again? How did that happen so fast?
The only reading I've been doing this week (other than AoS) is old lawn mower repair manuals. So far I've rehabilitated my 30 yo craftsman rider and a ten yo push mower. Then I mowed the lawn with the push mower - 15 days post-hip replacement.
Bravo Doc for the hip and me for reading the manuals. Hah!

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (+n4DQ)

44 This could go in the book thread, the food thread, or in an art thread since it is a cookbook that also has wonderful art all through it. At least in this (below) edition which is the one I own and am recommending.


Italian Food - Hardcover - Illustrated, February 1, 1988
by Elizabeth David (Author)
ISBN 10: 0060158425 ISBN 13: 9780060158422

http://tinyurl.com/y7gu4wga

Posted by: geoffb at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (zOpu5)

45 Also, today is my birthday, and my mother gave me $200. 

What to do with it...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 08:56 AM (Jj43a)






I recommend spending it on good booze, fast cars and fast wimmens. Don't waste it on rent or paying bills.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (NmXoG)

46 Right now my frail shoulders are staggering under the yoke of others' recommendations for me.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (JxMDl)


"It is the attitude of mind that determines whether you go under or survive. 'There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.' The book itself is only like 300 pages, pobrecita."

- F. Spencer Chapman, probably

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (fZuhk)

47 This crap wont even brown right in the pan. I have no idea what it really is. "

Flax seed and brown rice "flour"?

I've spotted those two fillers in any number of "organic/nongmo/freerange/LBBQGT" products.

I wouldn't call them "food"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (7LY+6)

48 Love Dragonknitters bookcase and the pets. Now if I had that case and about 37 more that size I would have a good one third of our books on shelves.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 09:07 AM (V+03K)

49 There are vicious critters in the library.

Posted by: Fritz at June 10, 2018 09:07 AM (J7XgW)

50 45


I recommend spending it on good booze, fast cars and fast wimmens. Don't waste it on rent or paying bills.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (NmXoG)

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Half of it will probably go to a bottle of Scotch.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:07 AM (Jj43a)

51 The worstest thing about that NY Smugfest bookstore is the joylessness of it all.

Childhood reads are some of my fondest memories. You are free to travel anywhere in the universe, past, present or future, real or imagined. Please don't wall in a child's mind with your own garbage bricks.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:07 AM (JxMDl)

52 the NYC Children's book display is upsetting

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 09:08 AM (hMwEB)

53 I recommend spending it on good booze, fast cars and fast wimmens. Don't waste it on rent or paying bills.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (NmXoG)

Not a bad idea. Take someone and go get 50 buck steaks and and 75 dollar wine. Dress up and take pics and frame and send to Mom.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 09:08 AM (JFO2v)

54 MH on last night's ONT had a link to an Art of Manliness article about the 21 westerns everyone, or at least every guy, should read. Can't say I agree with all his views. He gives very short shrift to L'Amour and doesn't even mention the Sackett series. Several books and authors were new to me so I wil have to check into them. Should be worth a read for those who aren't Night Walkers.

The biggest revelation was that Log of a Cowboy is fiction. I have a copy and thought it was non-fiction and thought it odd that there was no introduction containing any biographical or background information of the sort you usually see on modern publications of period documents. Mystery solved...

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 10, 2018 09:08 AM (bZ7mE)

55 Half of it will probably go to a bottle of Scotch."

Damn fine idea.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:08 AM (7LY+6)

56 Just Google Hillary Rodham Clinton children's books. (Pictures of the book covers) Damn enough books to fill a library, and they would have too build an addition to hold them all. Chelsea is included.

Posted by: Colin at June 10, 2018 09:09 AM (j/Ybm)

57 Nice library lion!

And now that I zoom in, I can see the "pile of dog" in the background. He's just taking a break from guard duties.

Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2018 09:09 AM (4lDWV)

58 Check out the link to 'these pants'. They seem like something a broad would wear shopping at that kids' book store in Manhattan. No, that is NOT a good thing.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 09:10 AM (V+03K)

59 55 Half of it will probably go to a bottle of Scotch."

Damn fine idea.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:08 AM (7LY+6)

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Some very good stuff for $100.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:10 AM (Jj43a)

60 The book itself is only like 300 pages, pobrecita."
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But pile up all the book recommendations and it makes a ziggurat compete with sluice.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:10 AM (JxMDl)

61 TJM should spend the money stocking up on Canadian bacon and Canadian booze! Before Trudeau' s trade war stops the supply!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 09:10 AM (hMwEB)

62 20 Why is that potato naked?
Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2018 08:59 AM (UdKB7)


It's Tater's baby pic.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 09:11 AM (sdi6R)

63 Just checking in before I head out for a while. This week I'm reading The Blinds, by Adam Sternbergh. It's about a small community in the third least-populated county in America. The approx. 48 residents of Caesura, TX, have had their minds wiped of a horrible crime in which they were either perpetrators or victims.

It's like a witness protection program on steroids. All of the residents enter voluntarily and keep to themselves, cut off from internet, mail and public interaction.

They're allowed to leave, but if they do, they're kicked out of the program. So far, so good.

Happy reading, y'all!

Posted by: SandyCheeks at June 10, 2018 09:11 AM (ihzOe)

64 mawnin' all

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (ooaiz)

65 The Pet thread and the Book thread combined?

Dogs and cats sleeping together!\

Great picture by the way,

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (WEBkv)

66 If you want it driven home that you have lived a soft and unfulfilled life, then by all means go to the Wiki page on Mr. Freddie Chapman. Member of British Arctic Air Expedition, member of ill-fated Greenland Expedition (where he lost all his finger and toenails to extreme cold), fluent in Inuit, capable dog sledder, naturalist and photographer on Himalayan climb, spoke passable Tibetan, became the first person to climb holy mount Chomolhari, and here’s where my weekly read comes in, was part of parties assigned to stay behind enemy lines in Malaya in World War II. Yes, he was [b[British in Malaya.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Spencer_Chapman

Have just started the book. Chapman is Singapore with its £60,000,000 naval base and the fifteen-inch guns that protected the place (if the enemy approached from the right direction). But there were little to no ships, tanks, guns, or people to defend Malaya. “The possibility of having to fight in the ‘impenetrable jungle’ – as seen on either side of the motor roads by Staff Officers – seems hardly to have been taken seriously.”

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (JxMDl)

67 the NYC Children's book display is upsetting"

Well, there's a chance one might pick up the book in the lower right corner...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (7LY+6)

68 nice library dragonknitter

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (ooaiz)

69 That was supposed to be

British in Malaya.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (JxMDl)

70 Can you still get cocaine and a hooker for $200?

Thanks, Mom!

Posted by: Fritz at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (J7XgW)

71 But pile up all the book recommendations and it makes a ziggurat compete with sluice.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:10 AM (JxMDl)


Preach it, sister. My list of recommended books gleaned from the Horde is at 27 titles. It seems that the list grows faster than I can read the books!

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 10, 2018 09:13 AM (5Yee7)

72 But pile up all the book recommendations and it makes a ziggurat compete with sluice.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:10 AM (JxMDl)


Oh, I'm the last person who should talk about it. That's why I quoted him instead.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:13 AM (fZuhk)

73 Good Sunday morning, horde! I have work to do in the yard, but book thread comes first.

Posted by: April at June 10, 2018 09:13 AM (e8PP1)

74 Right now Im reading the back of some non-gluten, non-egg, non-sugar, no GMO, raised by virgin Himalayan yaks, non-dye, and, most importantly - NO TASTE *pancake* mix for granddaughter. Pure fiction. This crap wont even brown right in the pan. I have no idea what it really is.

She has no food allergies or stomach issues.

Mom has a head issue. Ugh. Poor kid.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2018 09:01 AM (9rIkM)



This must be a new category of food.

The other night after a royal clusterfuckeroo of a day, I rushed to the grocery to fix a quick dinner and grabbed some pre-marinated fajita meat.

Once opened it proved to be lods of this weirdly red meat.

Anywho, threw it on the grill and it barely browned at all.

It more solidified than cooked.

I'm going with zombie cow meat.

Surprisingly, it tasted, eh, okay once on tortilla and slathered with guac and sautéed onions.


Moral of the story: Don't buy zombified food products.


Uh...and....uh...I read a book... while...I was Cooking!

Yay! Book thread connection!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 10, 2018 09:13 AM (9q7Dl)

75 Happy birthday James Monroe !

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 09:14 AM (ooaiz)

76 Preach it, sister. My list of recommended books gleaned from the Horde is at 27 titles. It seems that the list grows faster than I can read the books!
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 10, 2018 09:13 AM (5Yee7)

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I'm not worried about my ability to read what's recommended, rather, it's my wallet.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:14 AM (WEBkv)

77 Which sounds more appealing than teaching a baby to shout political slogans through a bullhorn.

'Bullhorn' sounds sooo penis specific. And to think, they're putting their lips almost on it. Sad.

Thanks for the book thread, OM -- And all the other work you do during the week for us.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 10, 2018 09:15 AM (0ogQG)

78 75 Happy birthday James Monroe !
Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 09:14 AM (ooaiz)

heh

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 09:15 AM (hMwEB)

79 Northern Ireland soccer star George Best ordered room service one morning at a casino and the bell hop entered to find thousands of gambling winnings strewn on the bed, empty bottles of booze, and Miss World in the buff.

"George, where did it all go wrong!"

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:16 AM (pV/54)

80 I'm going to a bbq later on and I'm bringing burgers made from a mix of ground bacon and brisket. That should stabilize the universal yin/yang against that vegan stuff.

(Confession: I like Boca Burgers too)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:16 AM (JxMDl)

81 75 Happy birthday James Monroe !
Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 09:14 AM (ooaiz)

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*Pinches bridge of nose*

You know...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:17 AM (Jj43a)

82 70 Can you still get cocaine and a hooker for $200?

Thanks, Mom!
Posted by: Fritz at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (J7XgW)

Same advice, take pics and send to Mom. She can show them at bridge club and Wed Prayer Meeting.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 09:17 AM (JFO2v)

83 Right now Im reading the back of some non-gluten, non-egg, non-sugar, no GMO, raised by virgin Himalayan yaks, non-dye, and, most importantly - NO TASTE *pancake* mix for granddaughter. Pure fiction. This crap wont even brown right in the pan. I have no idea what it really is.
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Hm.... add some eggs, buttermilk, butter, flour, maple syrup, and that bacon fat mentioned earlier and it might taste ok....

Posted by: lin-duh at June 10, 2018 09:17 AM (kufk0)

84 70 Can you still get cocaine and a hooker for $200?
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With Tonya Harding, you might get both and change!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:17 AM (JxMDl)

85 Half of it will probably go to a bottle of Scotch.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:07 AM (Jj43a)

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Value-Rite also makes scotch?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:17 AM (WEBkv)

86 I'm not worried about my ability to read what's recommended, rather, it's my wallet.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:14 AM (WEBkv)


True, dat. I have to constantly decide what part of my disposable income goes to books. Since I'm a bit over 29, I have to choose between guns, wargaming miniatures or books (I've accumulated all the tools that I need, darn it!).

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 10, 2018 09:18 AM (5Yee7)

87 Moral of the story: Don't buy zombified food products. "

Probably due to the "marinade".

Certain mixes of acids and salts will "lock in" the color. Cooks and tastes fine, but does look a little, well..

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:19 AM (7LY+6)

88 85 Half of it will probably go to a bottle of Scotch.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:07 AM (Jj43a)

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

Value-Rite also makes scotch?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:17 AM (WEBkv)

======

Only the best.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:19 AM (Jj43a)

89 the NYC Children's book display is upsetting

Nah. First of all, it's NY, so whadayagonnado, yanno? Secondly, somebody might accidently buy and read that copy of the Constitution.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 10, 2018 09:20 AM (7oUUT)

90 Children's Bookstore, Upper West Side, Manhattan

Eerily similar to the selections in Lenin's Moscow library.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 10, 2018 09:20 AM (Tyii7)

91 True, dat. I have to constantly decide what part of my disposable income goes to books. Since I'm a bit over 29, I have to choose between guns, wargaming miniatures or books (I've accumulated all the tools that I need, darn it!).
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 10, 2018 09:18 AM (5Yee7)
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Burn the heretic! No such thing as having all the tools one needs!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:20 AM (WEBkv)

92 Well toodles; the lovely Mrs. Cop is tapping her watch and the lawn mowing must get done.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 10, 2018 09:21 AM (5Yee7)

93 23 Right now Im reading the back of some non-gluten, non-egg, non-sugar, no GMO, raised by virgin Himalayan yaks, non-dye, and, most importantly - NO TASTE *pancake* mix for granddaughter. Pure fiction. This crap wont even brown right in the pan. I have no idea what it really is.

She has no food allergies or stomach issues.

Mom has a head issue. Ugh. Poor kid.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2018 09:01 AM (9rIkM)

"We've switched their No taste pancake mix with Bisquick...let's see if they notice."

Posted by: Tami at June 10, 2018 09:21 AM (Enq6K)

94 Tonypete sorry to hear that. Got an aunt who has gone 'all organic' in her life. Little cousin, she has peanut allergy. And aunt was mystified that we all thought 'organic' peanuts was a bad idea to feed the little girl.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2018 09:21 AM (8oSoU)

95 Value-Rite also makes scotch?
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Peed-y, with hints of smoke and Sterno.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:21 AM (JxMDl)

96 Book nerds!

Posted by: Ogre at June 10, 2018 09:22 AM (5jVnA)

97 I read Babylon's Ashes by James S. A. Corey. This is the sixth book in the classic space-opera series, The Expanse. This wasn't quite as exciting as the others, but still an enjoyable read.
Posted by: Zoltan at June 10, 2018 08:54 AM (HLy+M)


Hmmm, this comment made me look some stuff up because I read Leviathan Wakes a while back (it was a Christmas present) and knew there were others as part of a series but had no idea it had grown to nine. I also didn't know that "James SA Corey" was the pen name of two writers. How would you compare the other books to Leviathan Wakes because I enjoyed that a great deal, both in the strange but believable settings the authors create and the conceptual ethical questions surrounding them?

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 10, 2018 09:23 AM (y7DUB)

98 Peed-y, with hints of smoke and Sterno."

Ah. So the Sterno cuts the flavor of the ... pee?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:23 AM (7LY+6)

99 Forget that hoity toity tiddytoit, I think I'll just be a regular layabout today.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 10, 2018 09:23 AM (Y9uH4)

100 79

RE: George Best

Supposedly in the last interview he gave, when he was dying, a reporter asked where all his money had gone:

"I spent a lot of it on gambling. women & booze. The rest I pretty much squandered."

On a related note, Errol Flynn famously said, "Anyone who has $10000 left when he dies is a failure."

Posted by: strawdog at June 10, 2018 09:23 AM (Cssks)

101 I HAVE read dick this week.

“The Second Variety” (which I found for free at Amazon) is a cold war tale set on the charred ruins of post-nuclear war Europe. The Western governments have retreated to underground bases on the Moon while a few remaining soldiers slug it out here on Earth. The West developed self-replicating “claws”, vicious little robots that hide under the sand and burst out to shred and flay anything with pulse. But the machines have begun to build human-like robots to lure people out of their bunkers… It’s classic Dickian “who’s the human” “What IS a human?” storytelling.

It was made into the quite not bad movie “Screamers” but was changed to the inevitable Corporate War.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:23 AM (JxMDl)

102 You know, someone needs to ask all these feminzai authoresses what their take on transgender xe's competing with the hers. I mean, with titles like "She Persisted" and "Real Lives Fearless Women", what happens when fearless women persist and get smoked by boys with boobs? When it becomes obvious that the "I can do anything better than you" crowd can't, doesn't that kinda drop an emotional turd in the mental punchbowl?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 09:24 AM (9BLnV)

103
Value-Rite also makes scotch?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:17 AM (WEBkv)



They add a bottle of Tincture of Iodine to regular Val-U-Rite.

Tastes r-e-a-s-o-n-a-b-l-y close to Laphroaig.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 10, 2018 09:24 AM (9q7Dl)

104 I've read this blog... does that count?

Posted by: lin-duh at June 10, 2018 09:25 AM (kufk0)

105 Good post OM. I haven't been reading much by way of 'books' this week but I discovered the 'Jenkins-verse' series of stories online and have been busy reading them. It's a sci-fi series taking the 'humans as space orcs' notion and running with it. I'm impressed how well done some of the stories have been; there's a lot of decent amateur authors out there.
A few weeks ago I reread some Discworld leading me to order a half dozen books from Abebooks that I didn't have in my collection leading me to reread them.


Posted by: J. Random Dude at June 10, 2018 09:25 AM (FfJxM)

106 I've read this blog... does that count?"

Sure.

For what, exactly?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:25 AM (7LY+6)

107 Lin-duh, yes it does.

I frankly found it highly derivative and a bit of a slog.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:25 AM (JxMDl)

108 Thanks for the book thread, OM -- And all the other work you do during the week for us.

Posted by: GnuBreed


Seconded !

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 09:26 AM (ooaiz)

109 Hi, Just a lurker from Littleton, CO. I appreciate the recommendations. I've been going through the John Wells series by Alex Berenson. He's one of the better authors of the genre IMO.

Posted by: Kurt Hall at June 10, 2018 09:27 AM (+aRhb)

110 Value-Rite also makes scotch?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:17 AM (WEBkv)

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Only the best.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 09:19 AM (Jj43a)

Clark: Real tomato ketchup, Eddie?

Eddie: Nothin' but the best!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 09:27 AM (9BLnV)

111 Still at con. Still hoping to get autographs"

Anna - dug out my well worn and dogeared copies (1st editions, no less!) of The Science Fiction Hall of Fame vol 1 and 2...

A fun few hours...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:28 AM (7LY+6)

112 I have to order the next in The Expanse series. I think I've caught up on TV to where I had finished.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 09:28 AM (+n4DQ)

113 Just Google Hillary Rodham Clinton children's books. (Pictures of the book covers) Damn enough books to fill a library, and they would have too build an addition to hold them all. Chelsea is included.
Posted by: Colin at June 10, 2018 09:09 AM (j/Ybm)


Indoctrinate them young. Making that drunk inhumane sloth into an icon almost defies parody. Hey kids, wanna hear how the FAB gave Socks the cat away after "writing" a book about him?

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 10, 2018 09:28 AM (y7DUB)

114 ''Also, today is my birthday, and my mother gave me $200.

What to do with it...

Posted by:TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 10, 2018 08:56 AM (Jj43a)"

Happy Birthday! You live in Charleston don't you? I hit one of the city's epic restaurants and then buy myself something nice if I were you.

Posted by: Tuna at June 10, 2018 09:28 AM (jm1YL)

115 I'm just stopping by to say I love the kitty and doggie library. Can't read the titles even when I embiggen the photo, but it doesn't matter because kitty and doggie.

Also, this is week two that I haven't Amazoned a book. My biggest bill each month is Amazon.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 10, 2018 09:29 AM (/+bwe)

116 Well, this blog is an emotional roller coaster... I laughed...A LOT, I raged, I grumbled, I agreed, I disagreed, I got stuff in my eyes, and I learned...*things* I had no idea about.
Isn't that what reading a book is like?

Posted by: lin-duh at June 10, 2018 09:29 AM (kufk0)

117 Because All Hail decided that books must be discussed in the book thread, I thought I'd mention what I'd read this week.

I went through a couple more of the Joe Pickett books and I must say, C.J. Box does not think to much of government, even though his protagonist does work for the government.

i'm working on "The Narrative" which I've found to be rather amusing. Capture the whole "limousine liberal" ouvre pretty well.

Also started "A War Like No Other" by VDH. I've barely scratched the surface but VDH is always readable and this looks very good.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:29 AM (WEBkv)

118 Off topic but does SPLC realize that more than 50% of population immediately goes and reads what or who ever they say is bad? If your church, fav organization, or blog is not condemned by SPLC you may b e part of the problem.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 09:29 AM (JFO2v)

119 Thanks for the book thread, OM -- And all the other work you do during the week for us.

Posted by: GnuBreed

Seconded !
Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 09:26 AM (ooaiz)

Pfftt. OM is just a tiddytoiter.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 09:30 AM (9BLnV)

120 Our county library system is great, I normally pick out a few audio CDs every 3 weeks and at least one book.
I commute enough so no problem with time for audio.
I seldom finish the book without a renewal. (but much higher motivation to finish a book that needs to be returned)

This week read: Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik. Not too long (~250pgs) with overview of materials discovered & created and our uses for them. (Including concrete, wood, chocolate, metal, plastic, and a useful brief description of 3-D printing of replacement body parts.)

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at June 10, 2018 09:30 AM (CuFV9)

121 Recent reads, The Last Lion Vol I & II by William Manchester, Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey (yeah, kind of a sci-fi geek) and re-read The Right Stuff & the Esquire article The Last American Hero by Tom Wolfe.


So much better than TV.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 10, 2018 09:31 AM (Y9uH4)

122 RE: That photo of the bookshop window (above):

If that had been widely distributed in 2016, Trump would've carried three more states.

Posted by: strawdog at June 10, 2018 09:31 AM (Cssks)

123 Indoctrinate them young. Making that drunk inhumane sloth into an icon almost defies parody. Hey kids, wanna hear how the FAB gave Socks the cat away after "writing" a book about him?
Posted by: Captain Hate at June 10, 2018 09:28 AM

Those books will end up in every charity bookshop for decades, in pristine condition. Captain Underpants, Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Bernstein Bears, and various Little Golden Books will never be out of print.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 10, 2018 09:32 AM (/+bwe)

124 Morning, folks. An early reader used my book as inspiration for a trailer she made (as part of a contest) that imagines my novel "The Mountain Throne" as an HBO-style television show. It has original music, if you're into that.

https://vimeo.com/239031368

What do y'all think?

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 09:32 AM (z2FAZ)

125 Oddly, that looks like a picture of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile in the upper right hand corner of the feminista training books. Can't imagine how that venerable book made it in to the display, but someone has good taste in childrens books.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Coffee Drinker at June 10, 2018 09:33 AM (rBnYq)

126 Can't read the titles even when I embiggen the photo, but it doesn't matter because kitty and doggie.

There should be a standing award for the book thread picture that combines elements of the most recurring threads. Book + pets is almost a given. Somebody needs to do books + pets + chess + guns + food + gardening. Oh, and + movies. (Happy b-day TJM!)

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 10, 2018 09:34 AM (7oUUT)

127 Right now Im reading the back of some non-gluten, non-egg, non-sugar, no GMO, raised by virgin Himalayan yaks, non-dye, and, most importantly - NO TASTE *pancake* mix



*********


Why Buy The Milk When The Cow's Giving It Away For Free? - a limerick


When making pancakes always read the back
To get them right it really takes a knack
'Cause a Sherpa's ox is sleazy
And those mountain cows are easy
These days it's hard to find a virgin yak

Posted by: Muldoon at June 10, 2018 09:36 AM (m45I2)

128 I mentioned last week I was finally reading Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat" and howling at the humor. I needed a break because mt sides hurt from laughing. Like a fool I picked some Patrick McManus books.

I remembered them as amusing and pleasant, sometimes poignant. And they are. They are also F'ing roar out loud funny! I'm going to read something serious or depressing just to give my side muscles a break.


Seriously, I didn't recall just how hilarious the McManus books were. Maybe I was too tied up with work to fully aprreciate them. Definitely worth a read, especially for outdoors types. I got a couple at the library and ordered several more used through Amazon.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 09:36 AM (V+03K)

129 Shouldn't all Horde bookshelves be required to prominently feature a copy of The Deplorable Gourmet as a condition of appearing in the Book Thread?

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 09:36 AM (MVjcR)

130 Morning, folks. An early reader used my book as inspiration for a trailer she made (as part of a contest) that imagines my novel "The Mountain Throne" as an HBO-style television show. It has original music, if you're into that.

https://vimeo.com/239031368

What do y'all think?
Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 09:32 AM

That's really cool! Looks professionally done.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 10, 2018 09:37 AM (/+bwe)

131 I guess borrowing books from the library isn't very intellectual looking.

Actually I'd donate the books I own to the library but they'd never put them in the stacks...controversial!

Posted by: Jeanne del norte at June 10, 2018 09:37 AM (efMXe)

132 129 Shouldn't all Horde bookshelves be required to prominently feature a copy of The Deplorable Gourmet as a condition of appearing in the Book Thread?
Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 09:36 AM (MVjcR)

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Ahem.

"The Deplorable Gourmet" was featured in the gardening thread by yours truly.

What more do you want?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:38 AM (WEBkv)

133 You know, someone needs to ask all these feminzai authoresses what their take on transgender xe's competing with the hers. I mean, with titles like "She Persisted" and "Real Lives Fearless Women", what happens when fearless women persist and get smoked by boys with boobs? When it becomes obvious that the "I can do anything better than you" crowd can't, doesn't that kinda drop an emotional turd in the mental punchbowl?
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 09:24 AM (9BLnV)


Earlier in the week there were videos of a girl's track meet where two mentally ill male freaks won a sprint and you could see the looks of dejection on the real girls' faces as they'd been sold out by the so called adults overseeing things. Amateur athletics needs to be burned to the ground, starting with the dogshit Olympics, until sanity appears.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 10, 2018 09:38 AM (y7DUB)

134 Does tiddytoit rhyme with A.J. Foyt?...

...or Just Do It?


Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 10, 2018 09:39 AM (m45I2)

135 Ok, I am way over 50 living thru the 60s, 70s, and 80s and have no clue what a feminist is! My wife was upper mid level management and I was spouse at many functions. Paid for my daughter to go to law school.

But what is feminist? no clue.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 09:39 AM (JFO2v)

136 Shouldn't all Horde bookshelves be required to prominently feature a copy of The Deplorable Gourmet as a condition of appearing in the Book Thread?
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Mine is on my kitchen bookshelf....the main library is in the office.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 10, 2018 09:39 AM (kufk0)

137 Got a pristine hardback copy of "The Hobbit" at an estate sale. Since I have never read any Tolkien except the LOTR, I couldn't resist.

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 10, 2018 09:40 AM (n9EOP)

138 102Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 09:24 AM (9BLnV)

Seems to me I read a few years back that Dick Cheney's daughter, the gay one, was complaining that drag queens and transgenders are just another way that we let men define feminine beauty.


Didn't get much press, but she has a point. I'm kinda surprised that the regular lesbian feminist community doesn't pay more attention to this.

Posted by: April at June 10, 2018 09:41 AM (e8PP1)

139 "That's really cool! Looks professionally done."

Great! Now, the real important question... does it make you want to buy the book?

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 09:41 AM (z2FAZ)

140 starting with the dogshit Olympics"

Well, if there's a size category, my Shih Tzus can take on all...

wait, what?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:41 AM (7LY+6)

141
Ahem.

"The Deplorable Gourmet" was featured in the gardening thread by yours truly.

What more do you want?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:38 AM (WEBkv)
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Sheesh, how'd I miss that?!

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 09:42 AM (MVjcR)

142 123
the Bernstein Bears, and various Little Golden Books will never be out of print.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 10, 2018 09:32 AM (/+bwe)


So you're saying the Berenstain Bears are already out of print?

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 09:42 AM (sdi6R)

143 136 Shouldn't all Horde bookshelves be required to prominently feature a copy of The Deplorable Gourmet as a condition of appearing in the Book Thread?
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Mine is on my kitchen bookshelf....the main library is in the office.
Posted by: lin-duh at June 10, 2018 09:39 AM (kufk0)
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Next to the Conservatory?

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 09:43 AM (MVjcR)

144 over at american thinker
Get an anonymous source you conceal from your reader, get a prize, and who cares if you sleep with him to get it...is that the game now? Casting-couch journalism? Seems so.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

145 Back to the opening pic for a sec...

what's up w/the motorcycle pic? Seems a touch out of place...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:44 AM (7LY+6)

146 Next to the Conservatory?

Posted by: Wease


Home of the lead pipe ?

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 09:44 AM (ooaiz)

147 I've provided a link to my blog post announcing that my new Kindle eBook,
"Let's Hack Oxidative Stress", is available for free this weekend.My
eBook provides a simple strategy for morons that uses three lifestyle
choices and a Urine Test Kit (that's piss for morons) to reduce Oxidative Stress for improved
Health. It's estimated that over 2/3 of adult Americans (including most
morons) suffer from elevated Blood Oxidative Stress, the primary source of Oxidative Stress which is an Asymptomatic
Disease (i.e., variety of symptoms and recognized diseases manifest
years later). Oxidative Stress is estimated to cost the USA about
$800B/year in healthcare costs. With no drugs available to manage
Oxidative Stress, our only hope is to Hack it!

Posted by: scrood at June 10, 2018 09:44 AM (b4T8b)

148 Not sure it is the same topic as tiddytoit but Prager brought up collections last week. Guys he said collect useless things much more readily than females.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 09:45 AM (pHfeF)

149 102 You know, someone needs to ask all these feminzai authoresses what their take on transgender xe's competing with the hers. .....

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 09:24 AM (9BLnV)

It's already starting: In NYC, the biggest trade paper for performers, Backstage, is constantly advertising female acting roles that 'have' to be cast with transgenders. Interestingly enough, there are never any male roles listed that have to be cast with transgenders. So , thanks to lefties, less female roles are going to females! And it sure is fun to watch female lefties get pissed off. They have to tread lightly when they complain because , you know, protected class and all that stuff.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at June 10, 2018 09:47 AM (SGpFT)

150 I've been reading "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," by Eric Foner.

Somebody gave it to me as a retirement party gift. I long ago decided that I didn't want to read any more stuff about Lincoln or the Civil War era, but... this one is quite exceptional.

I prefer to read books about people & eras I know almost nothing about. The Roman Republic, or a bio of D.W. Griffith, or something. You only get to read so many books!

Btw, I haven't bought a book in 50 years. A photo of my library would be a cellphone snapshot of my library card.

Posted by: strawdog at June 10, 2018 09:47 AM (Cssks)

151 My copy of the The Deplorable Gourmet is set to arrive tomorrow. I'm currently working through Muldoon's Limericks book.
Also I think I've gotten carried away ordering really cheap books and taking the $1 digital credits for slow shipping.
I should just pay $10 each for the digital Detail & Scale books, it would be cheaper that way

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at June 10, 2018 09:48 AM (CuFV9)

152 Guys he said collect useless things much more readily than females."

Define "useless"

C'mon. That pristine set of Snap On Swivel Socket Wrenches that I picked up a a yard sale will be really, really useful.

Someday. Soon.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:48 AM (7LY+6)

153 Off to interact with the three-dimensional meat puppets I call "friends".

Later taters!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 10, 2018 09:48 AM (JxMDl)

154 Best cure for oxidative stress is a lace wig. Available now.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 10, 2018 09:49 AM (m45I2)

155 Have fun Eris.

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 09:50 AM (ooaiz)

156 Best cure for oxidative stress is a lace wig. Available now."

Does that come with a pair of *** Boots as well?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:50 AM (7LY+6)

157 Hue 68....damn good read.... amazed by the number of head shots the Marines suffered WTH ??

Posted by: Qmark at June 10, 2018 09:50 AM (YQHCM)

158 I saw Oxidative Stress open for Air Supply at the Cow Palace in '75.










I denounce myself.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 10, 2018 09:51 AM (9q7Dl)

159 Not sure it is the same topic as tiddytoit but
Prager brought up collections last week. Guys he said collect useless
things much more readily than females.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 09:45 AM (pHfeF)

I believe that...My nephews ex threw everything away and bought new all the time. (he went bankrupt) If she ran the country, museums would have nothing to show of the past.

Posted by: Colin at June 10, 2018 09:51 AM (j/Ybm)

160 139 Apostate, yes! Agree that it looks great, and made me want to buy the book. Have to wait for payday, but it's in my queue.

Posted by: April at June 10, 2018 09:52 AM (e8PP1)

161 I denounce myself."

Whatsammater? You all out of love?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:52 AM (7LY+6)

162 I approve of Proper Library Cat. And the very pretty bookcase! Good library pic.

And now, back to writing. I've got a feral AI spaceship that's going to get in a lot of trouble and I need to be there

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at June 10, 2018 09:53 AM (L59/U)

163 It's already starting: In NYC, the biggest trade paper for performers, Backstage, is constantly advertising female acting roles that 'have' to be cast with transgenders. Interestingly enough, there are never any male roles listed that have to be cast with transgenders. So , thanks to lefties, less female roles are going to females! And it sure is fun to watch female lefties get pissed off. They have to tread lightly when they complain because , you know, protected class and all that stuff.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma at June 10, 2018 09:47 AM (SGpFT)


The lezzos have definitely been sold out by the left and lots of them, besides Tammy Bruce, are aware of it. Not nearly enough but not a statistically insignificant number.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 10, 2018 09:53 AM (y7DUB)

164 Sheesh, how'd I miss that?!
Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 09:42 AM (MVjcR)

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

bluebell said she notified you.

Evidently, you must not have noticed.

*instigation work done, he sits back to enjos the show*

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:53 AM (WEBkv)

165 23 Right now Im reading the back of some non-gluten, non-egg, non-sugar, no GMO, raised by virgin Himalayan yaks, non-dye, and, most importantly - NO TASTE *pancake* mix for granddaughter. Pure fiction. This crap wont even brown right in the pan. I have no idea what it really is.

She has no food allergies or stomach issues.

Mom has a head issue. Ugh. Poor kid.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2018 09:01 AM (9rIkM)


Tell me you're not cooking that in your own kitchen.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 10, 2018 09:56 AM (di1hb)

166 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

I slept in because I was reading the WWII chapters of Modern Times: A History of the World from the 1920s to the 1980s by Paul Johnson late into the night. He has good thumbnail sketches of people and ideas with an eye for the telling detail.

I have put this book, and his companion book The Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830 on my short list of books that influenced me. I pass this list out to like-minded people who wonder where my insights are coming from.

I have shared some on that list here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 09:56 AM (hyuyC)

167 137 ... Hrothgar, I hope you enjoy "The Hobbit" I don't read it every year like I do LOTR but it is an excellent and entertaining story.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 09:56 AM (V+03K)

168 I denounce myself."

Whatsammater? You all out of love?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:52 AM (7LY+6)



Yes.

Turns out I was making love out of nothing at all.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 10, 2018 09:56 AM (9q7Dl)

169 Book recommendation: Barbican by Phil Valentine, Nashville-based conservative talk show host. It's a spy novel, $4.99 on Kindle or read free with Kindle Unlimited. The main character reads like he's been lifted from the Moron Horde, and as a long-time listener of Phil, I'd be surprised if he hasn't lurked here a time or three.

Posted by: Rarity at June 10, 2018 09:56 AM (5WxYJ)

170 Re: the politicization of everything
I was wandering around bookstores the other, because it's a bookstore.
I became convinced leftist writers can always find a publisher willing to slaughter trees and waste barrels of soy-based printer's ink in order to get their worthless, unreadable trash into print.
And they also know bookstores will find prominent shelves for them.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 09:57 AM (nBr1j)

171 I see that Eddie Rickenbacker was featured in last night's ONT. He led a pretty amazing life and I read his autobiographical books "Rickenbacker" and "Fighting the Flying Circus" when I was a kid.

He was pretty well-known back when I was growing up but I doubt kids are being taught about him today. If you're looking for engaging and inspirational books for boys, you can't go wrong with those.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 09:59 AM (sdi6R)

172 I started reading "The Mountain Throne", I like it.

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 10:00 AM (ANIFC)

173 Per a Hordian recommendation last week I went to my local library for Norwich's History of the Byzantine Empire.
All they had was Volume II. The selection is sub optimal. It's interesting but the Byzantines were not well versed in reality. I looked further, no Capstick, no Sharyl Akisson, nothing really conservative. One copy of Comey's book plus two on CD. None were checked out. Several Hillary titles, none checked out. Lots of old stuff that is either uninteresting, to me, or I've either read or own already. Used books here I come.

Posted by: Winston at June 10, 2018 10:01 AM (wgCUV)

174 "139 Apostate, yes! Agree that it looks great, and made me want to buy the book. Have to wait for payday, but it's in my queue."

Cool, thanks. I'll pass the good reviews on to the video's creator. Maybe see about improving it and pushing it as a real marketing thing...

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 10:01 AM (z2FAZ)

175 Posted by: scrood at June 10, 2018 09:44 AM (b4T8b)

what is Oxidative Stress?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 10:01 AM (hMwEB)

176

Life's Just Another Terminal Disease - a limerick

It's time for me at last to confess
My hariline and my waist are a mess
My blood cells? Antiquated!
Amd my telomeres? Truncated!
And it's all because of oxidative stress!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 10, 2018 10:02 AM (m45I2)

177 I'm reading Orthodoxy by Chesterton and listening to Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley.

Very detailed and long, but fascinating--ten hours brings me up to the reformation.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:02 AM (nBr1j)

178
How much do you tiddytoit every day on AoSHQ?


U shet yur hore mouf!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 10, 2018 10:02 AM (pNxlR)

179 "I started reading "The Mountain Throne", I like it."

Glad to hear it! Gives me fuel to finish the next one.

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 10:03 AM (z2FAZ)

180 Useless is the 5,000 miniatures I have, ok useless is a relative term.
And can stop anytime I want, but have a goal to achieve so onto the next unit.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 10:03 AM (pHfeF)

181
bluebell said she notified you.

Evidently, you must not have noticed.

*instigation work done, he sits back to enjos the show*
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:53 AM (WEBkv)
----
She's got a mean streak!

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 10:04 AM (MVjcR)

182 Cool, thanks. I'll pass the good reviews on to the video's creator. Maybe see about improving it and pushing it as a real marketing thing...
Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 10:01 AM (z2FAZ)

in that case - I like it but the intro music made me think Bollywood/Asian setting

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 10:05 AM (hMwEB)

183
Because the only things babies can do are cry, whine, and poop. Come to think of it, those are the only things feminists can do, too.


I believe Buddhists call that a koan.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 10, 2018 10:05 AM (pNxlR)

184 171

I read those Rickenbacker books also. He was such a professional, a lot of his air victories seemed almost like murder.

Posted by: strawdog at June 10, 2018 10:06 AM (Cssks)

185 On my reading, my book group is reading Dracula. I read it in high school as an example of telling a story through letters and diaries (I think that was called an epistolary style but I'm too lazy to look it up) that I remember being an interesting read because it was so weirdly scary. Anyway I thought it would be interesting to read half a century later. Unfortunately I don't think it holds up very well. It's not that it's bad per se but it just isn't that good of a literary narration compared to other good books.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 10, 2018 10:06 AM (y7DUB)

186 79 Northern Ireland soccer star George Best ordered room service one morning at a casino and the bell hop entered to find thousands of gambling winnings strewn on the bed, empty bottles of booze, and Miss World in the buff.

"George, where did it all go wrong!"
Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:16 AM (pV/54)


When he quit his gig as the Beatles' drummer, I think.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 10, 2018 10:07 AM (wHMIo)

187 Who's the racer on the wall?

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 10, 2018 10:08 AM (RuIsu)

188 Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:55 AM (fZuhk)

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 10, 2018 09:15 AM (0ogQG)


You're welcome and I'm gratified you're enjoying the content.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 10, 2018 10:09 AM (wHMIo)

189

Vitamin E - a limerick

Our grassroots are quite automatical
We stand up for rights most emphatical
We march and protest
"No Oxidative Stress!"
And we chant all day long: "Free The Radicals!"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 10, 2018 10:12 AM (m45I2)

190 rickl & strawdog

I had a recent discussion with a guy I know about libraries. All the old books are going away. No more Martin Caiden books in our local library was the key finding.

I told him about finding pallets of books from the 1940s and 1950s at the local cardboard recycler. All the books were from libraries throughout North Central Kansas. And how I rescued the expensively bound and printed Report of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe to the Combined Joint Chiefs of Staff on Combat Operations from June 6th, 1944 to May of 1945.

He is the only other guy I know who has copies of Everything But the Flak, Caiden's funniest book, Fitzroy Maclean's Eastern Approaches, and Daniel V. Galley's fun stories Now Hear This, Captain Fatso, and Stand by to Start Engines.

The march through the institutions is including public libraries. In a way, it makes our personal libraries even more important.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 10:14 AM (hyuyC)

191 184
I read those Rickenbacker books also. He was such a professional, a lot of his air victories seemed almost like murder.
Posted by: strawdog at June 10, 2018 10:06 AM (Cssks)


I wouldn't go quite that far, but with the slower open cockpit planes in WWI, the adversaries could probably get close enough to make eye contact.

There was a steep learning curve for newbie fighter pilots. You either got good real fast or you got dead real fast.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 10:15 AM (sdi6R)

192 I've been reading The Sorry Tale by Patience Worth which is a different book because it was written by a ghost. Or maybe a spirit. It seems that back in the 1920s, high school dropout and ordinary housewife Pearl Curran contacted or was contacted by spirit Patience Worth who had been an early pilgrim immigrant from England. By means of a Ouija board, she wrote numerous poems and novels which, allegedly, unknowledgeable and uneducated Pearl Curran could not have written (although it's unclear to me why puritan, ordinary housewife Patience Worth should have had a leg up on her in that regard).

The Sorry Tale is set in the time of Christ and is written in King James Bible-style Elizabethan English (which I find beautiful) but can be hard to understand. I'm only just begun (did somebody let Karen Carpenter in here?) but the protagonist is Mary who was sold into slavery when her father had debts no honest man could pay (did someone let Springsteen in here?). Her master is a Roman living in Jerusalem who loves her and wants to bang her but she can't abide that and extracts a promise from him to forgo that until she finds a certain man or boy, Hatte, whose relationship with her is unclear.

Anyway, is there anything ghosts can't do?

https://bit.ly/2sWmVAD

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 10:15 AM (+y/Ru)

193 175
Posted by: scrood at June 10, 2018 09:44 AM (b4T8b)



what is Oxidative Stress?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books!

Follow the link and read all about Oxidative Stress on my BLOS World blog. (it's free, too)

Posted by: scrood at June 10, 2018 10:16 AM (b4T8b)

194 Muldoon

That is a good limerick, and if set to music you could dance to it.

My preference is to bond free radicals with scavengers. No Free Radicals. Just say no to oxidative stress.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 10:16 AM (hyuyC)

195 Serious question: Do parents or grandparents still read classic childrens' book to their little ones? Things like Winnie the Pooh, Peter Rabbit, Wind in the Willows, etc., especially with the original illustrations. I know they still sell well but wonder if it's the adults reading them.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 10:17 AM (V+03K)

196 I've been reading The Sorry Tale by Patience Worth which is a different book because it was written by a ghost. Or maybe a spirit. It seems that back in the 1920s, high school dropout and ordinary housewife Pearl Curran contacted or was contacted by spirit Patience Worth who had been an early pilgrim immigrant from England. By means of a Ouija board, she wrote numerous poems and novels which, allegedly, unknowledgeable and uneducated Pearl Curran could not have written (although it's unclear to me why puritan, ordinary housewife Patience Worth should have had a leg up on her in that regard).


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There's a version of Dickens's unfinished novel "The Mystery of Edwin Drood' out there that the author claimed was dictated to him by the ghost of Dickens.

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 10:18 AM (ANIFC)

197 Oh, I'm also reading War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk. I've just begun so I can't comment.

And yes I work on three books at a time. I always read a dead tree in the morning as part of my morning routine. I listen to Audible while driving an I have a Kindle book loaded in my tablet.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:18 AM (nBr1j)

198 I wouldn't go quite that far, but with the slower open cockpit planes in WWI, the adversaries could probably get close enough to make eye contact.


Hmmmm.....close enough to flick a booger.

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 10:19 AM (ooaiz)

199 Morning, folks. An early reader used my book as inspiration for a trailer she made (as part of a contest) that imagines my novel "The Mountain Throne" as an HBO-style television show. It has original music, if you're into that.

https://vimeo.com/239031368

What do y'all think?
Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 09:32 AM (z2FAZ)


O
M
G

What I wouldn't give to be able to do something like that for my own books.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 10, 2018 10:19 AM (Ki5SV)

200 Oh, I'm also reading War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk. I've just begun so I can't comment.
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:18 AM (nBr1j)


Have you read any of his other stuff? He's one of my favorites.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 10:20 AM (fZuhk)

201 195 Serious question: Do parents or grandparents still read classic childrens' book to their little ones? Things like Winnie the Pooh, Peter Rabbit, Wind in the Willows, etc., especially with the original illustrations. I know they still sell well but wonder if it's the adults reading them.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 10:17 AM (V+03K)


Mrs IMG indulges grandson the elder with nearly an hour of story time nightly. Yes, classics.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 10, 2018 10:20 AM (di1hb)

202 Anyway, is there anything ghosts can't do?

Change a lightbulb ?

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 10:21 AM (ooaiz)

203 Does anyone know of a good history book on the UDT? Not having much luck finding one.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:21 AM (LBSeG)

204 >>>And now, back to writing. I've got a feral AI spaceship that's going to get in a lot of trouble and I need to be there<<<

Just give him a smack on the ass and send him on his way. (s)he. Whatever.

Posted by: Fritz at June 10, 2018 10:22 AM (J7XgW)

205 Mrs IMG indulges grandson the elder with nearly an hour of story time nightly. Yes, classics.

Nice.

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 10:22 AM (ooaiz)

206 200 Oh, I'm also reading War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk. I've just begun so I can't comment.
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:18 AM (nBr1j)

Have you read any of his other stuff? He's one of my favorites.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 10:20 AM (fZuhk)

Reading Lenny Dykstra's twitter feed after his recent arrest (he gave a shout out to a sportswriter friend of mine) I learned that Wouk is still alive, and recently celebrated his 103rd birthday.

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 10:22 AM (ANIFC)

207 I prefer to read books about people & eras I know almost nothing about. The Roman Republic, or a bio of D.W. Griffith, or something. You only get to read so many books!

There's not a lot out there on Griffith. The one I have is D.W. Griffith: An American Life by Richard Schickel.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 10, 2018 10:22 AM (Ki5SV)

208 I read those Rickenbacker books also. He was such a professional, a lot of his air victories seemed almost like murder.
Posted by: strawdog at June 10, 2018 10:06 AM (Cssks)

I wouldn't go quite that far, but with the slower open cockpit planes in WWI, the adversaries could probably get close enough to make eye contact.

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The book Marked For Death by James Hamilton-Paterson is an academic -style look at just how nasty, brutish and short the lives of the knights of the air truly were.

https://bit.ly/2JFUrpo

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 10:23 AM (+y/Ru)

209 Believe it or not, Herman Wouk is still alive at 103!

Posted by: Secret Square at June 10, 2018 10:24 AM (9WuX0)

210 197 I love Dont Stop the Carnival. I think I cried when Norman's girlfriend was killed in car wreck.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:24 AM (JFO2v)

211 Insomniac-

Hopefully, you've escaped the clutches of the Swedish Bikini Team.

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 10:24 AM (ooaiz)

212 Morning, folks. An early reader used my book as inspiration for a trailer she made (as part of a contest) that imagines my novel "The Mountain Throne" as an HBO-style television show. It has original music, if you're into that.

https://vimeo.com/239031368

What do y'all think?
Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 09:32 AM (z2FAZ)

That was really cool! Now I want to watch the series, dammit!

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 10:25 AM (ANIFC)

213

Fake News?

Actor and producer Rob Reiner has news for President Trump: He's the first commander in chief to be supported by the "mainstream media."

The man who starred as "Meathead" in the television series "All in the Family" says Mr. Trump is shielded from criticism by the mainstream media. He made the claim while talking politics Friday with the ladies of ABC's "The View."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2018 10:25 AM (IqV8l)

214 Real Lives, Fearless Women, Planned Cat Parenthood

Posted by: x at June 10, 2018 10:26 AM (nFwvY)

215 New Anne Cleeland book, The True Pretender, is now available from Amazon in print and kindle.

Posted by: artemis at June 10, 2018 10:26 AM (AwPyG)

216 Infidel

The Watery Maze: The Story of Combined Operations by Bernard Fergusson gives the start of UDT in the UK in WWII. But it tells of much more that just the UDT teams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 10:26 AM (hyuyC)

217 200 Oh, I'm also reading War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk. I've just begun so I can't comment.
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:18 AM (nBr1j)

Have you read any of his other stuff? He's one of my favorites.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 10:20 AM (fZuhk)

This is my first.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:26 AM (nBr1j)

218 Just say no to oxidative stress.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 10:16 AM (hyuyC)

Bruce Ames has moderated his views on free radicals and DNA oxidation being responsible for lots of disease.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 10, 2018 10:26 AM (wYseH)

219 I remember "Winds of War" & "War and Remembrance" as being two really good miniseries, but haven't seen them since they first aired.

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 10:27 AM (ANIFC)

220 211 Insomniac-

Hopefully, you've escaped the clutches of the Swedish Bikini Team.
Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 10:24 AM (ooaiz)

My last experience with them was horrifying. They bought out hotel gift shop of razors and ran up $390 bill on champagne and bikini waxings.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:28 AM (JFO2v)

221 There was a steep learning curve for newbie fighter pilots. You either got good real fast or you got dead real fast.

It only took 50 years for USAF and USN/USMC to realize the need for Red Flag/Top Gun.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 10, 2018 10:29 AM (brIR5)

222 Ah.

The Webfoot Warriors: The story of UDT, the U.S. Navy's Underwater Demolition Team by Herbert Best.

I knew I had seen a book on UDT before. There are more modern ones, but this covers the start and maturation of UDT in the US Navy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 10:29 AM (hyuyC)

223 "That was really cool! Now I want to watch the series, dammit!"

I'm investigating the cost of remaking it. A lot of the video clips used were from libraries made available for the contest. Using them again would require money.

The made-up actor names, etc. in the middle are adaptations of the book's character names. They should just be replaced by character names and descriptions.

Judging from the reactions here, this book-trailer thing might really be a good idea.

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 10:29 AM (z2FAZ)

224 Follow the link and read all about Oxidative Stress on my BLOS World blog. (it's free, too)
Posted by: scrood at June 10, 2018 10:16 AM (b4T8b)

yeah but what the "in a nutshell definition" ?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 10:30 AM (hMwEB)

225 Ok, I am way over 50 living thru the 60s, 70s, and 80s and have no clue what a feminist is! My wife was upper mid level management and I was spouse at many functions. Paid for my daughter to go to law school.

But what is feminist? no clue.
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 09:39 AM (JFO2v)


Absolutely agree.

I've spend lots of years among them, because they keep telling me they are. I have no idea what it means.

You still end up dating (and sometimes marrying and/or having children with) douchebag dudes who make their lives a living hell, you still act like cowards around bosses who don't know what the hell they're doing, and you're too timid to challenge them, you still blame EVERYBODY ELSE for what's wrong in your life, but I see no evidence of you working on yourself.

So... I think that's it. Feminist: It's not MY fault I'm miserable, it's yours.

Yeah. No.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 10, 2018 10:31 AM (cY3LT)

226 I'm also reading War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk. I've just begun so I can't comment.

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One thing I liked in that book was that Woulk uses the Battle of Leyte Gulf to analogize our current circumstances. Although they were using the (then) cutting edge high tech, all their miracle machines could not eliminate human error.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 10:31 AM (+y/Ru)

227 How far off the deep end has Bill Kristol gone? Even Jon Podhoretz and Jonah Goldberg are telling him to not come up too quickly, or else he might get the bends.

https://tinyurl.com/yd4man92

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 10:32 AM (ANIFC)

228 Anyway, is there anything ghosts can't do?

"Ghosts can't do it"

Bo Derek, 1990.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 10, 2018 10:32 AM (brIR5)

229 Infidel.... in addition to some routine UDT finds, look for Draper Kauffman as a topic as well - founder of UDT, mostly. his daughter Elizabeth Kauffman Bush wrote a good book about him.

also, an unusual but highly informative account of this AMAZING man is to write to the Naval Institute and get a copy of his oral history.

Posted by: goatexchange at June 10, 2018 10:32 AM (YFnq5)

230 Thanks NaCly.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:32 AM (LBSeG)

231 When AI rises above the precept and notion of gender, -- LOOK OUT!

DOOM!

Posted by: Fritz at June 10, 2018 10:33 AM (J7XgW)

232 222 Ah.

The Webfoot Warriors: The story of UDT, the U.S. Navy's Underwater Demolition Team by Herbert Best.

I knew I had seen a book on UDT before. There are more modern ones, but this covers the start and maturation of UDT in the US Navy.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 10:29 AM (hyuyC)

Adding that to my want list

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 10:33 AM (ANIFC)

233 yeah but what the "in a nutshell definition" ?


*******


Environmental agents such as UV radiation bombard the cells of the body, resulting in oxidation of the cells' reproductive machinery (DNA) releasing harmful substancces known as free radicals that have destructive effects on local tissues, leading to degenerative conditions and mutations that cause cancer, heart disease, aging, etc.


And a nutshell is an appropriate receptacle for some of the proposed "cures".

Posted by: Muldoon at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (m45I2)

234 218 CharlieBrown'sDildo

Thanks. I'll look into the latest findings.

As we know more about the inner lives of cells we are finding out much more about root causes of diseases. DNA damage from free radicals has been implicated in cancers and other ills. Our body has self-defense mechanisms which work imperfectly.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (hyuyC)

235 208
The book Marked For Death by James Hamilton-Paterson is an academic -style look at just how nasty, brutish and short the lives of the knights of the air truly were.

https://bit.ly/2JFUrpo
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 10:23 AM (+y/Ru)


That sounds like an excellent book. With all that, the flying services never lacked for volunteers, as the soldiers in the trenches were willing to do *anything* to get out of there.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (sdi6R)

236 I'm reading 'What If I Did it?' by Hillary, ghost-written in London by John Brennan.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (Ndje9)

237 Laundry time

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (ANIFC)

238 Turns out I was making love out of nothing at all.

Lying alone with my head on the phone, thinking of you 'til it hurts.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 10, 2018 10:39 AM (brIR5)

239 Fake News?

Actor and producer Rob Reiner has news for President Trump: He's the first commander in chief to be supported by the "mainstream media."

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The only way I can make any sense out of Meathead's words is that he is upset that so much actual news creeps its way into the fake news. It was the NYT (I think) that complained that they were running out of words for how good the economy is and, of course, Trump has brought Whoa Fat to the table. These news items must be suppressed because god king Obola looks so bad in comparison. Meathead wants more Nanzi Pelosi-like "crumbs" and what's-in-it-for-me comments so that the progs can sell us a bill of goods concerning the progressive utopia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

240 Time for tea.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 10, 2018 10:41 AM (Ki5SV)

241 Trump didn't have to leave the G7 early, before the sit-down on Climate Change, to make it in time for a sit-down with Fat Boy on Tuesday.

Would have been nice to hear Trump to tell the Europeans that the US was the only one to have made meaningful cuts in emissions, even though we weren't trying.

And that we had a lot of natural gas to sell to them if they didn't want to be under Putin's thumb.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 10:41 AM (pV/54)

242 scrood, I am posting this as hopefulky helpful advice.

Readers take about a half-second to glance at a book cover before they decide whether to investigate or move on.

I look at your book cover and it shows a runner, the title Let's Hack Oxidative Stress, in smaller font "Use three Lifestyle Choices to Hack Oxidative Stress and Improve Your Health "

I don't run, never heard of Oxidative Stress, don't really read health books, so I, as a reader, just move on.

Give me, in one short phrase or sentence, a reason to check it out. A reason not related to knowing anything about you.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 10:42 AM (hMwEB)

243 WOOOOO JURY SUMMONS IN YESTERDAY'S MAIL HOORAY FOR ME

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 10:43 AM (fZuhk)

244 So... I think that's it. Feminist: It's not MY fault I'm miserable, it's yours.

Yeah. No.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 10, 2018 10:31 AM (cY3LT)

Interesting take! So just about every self-help, life improvement, and aid society is built around self-realization, self-actualization, and constant work to make yourself a better person EXCEPT feminism and race baiting.

Look at Bhussein and Hilarity. Everything was DONE to them! Everything is personal!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:43 AM (JFO2v)

245 Posted by: Muldoon at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (m45I2)

So, in a nutshell - "everyday free radical damage to our bodies"

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 10:45 AM (hMwEB)

246 Found some UDT books on Abebooks. Will have to wait for payday tho. Thanks guys. It's fascinating to me as grandpa was one in WWII. I think by Korea he was an officer at Long Beach.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:45 AM (LBSeG)

247
And that we had a lot of natural gas to sell to them if they didn't want to be under Putin's thumb.
Posted by: Ignoramus


We should use it ourselves for electrical generation.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2018 10:45 AM (IqV8l)

248 Hopefully, you've escaped the clutches of the Swedish Bikini Team.
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My last experience with them was horrifying. They bought out hotel gift shop of razors and ran up $390 bill on champagne and bikini waxings.


"...and the rest I wasted."

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 10, 2018 10:46 AM (7oUUT)

249 Fox Sunday News Panel with Chris Wallace: Did Trump invite Russia back into the G7 because (A) Putin "has something on Trump" -- generic dumb Fox blonde, or (B) he loves dictators -- Jonah Goldberg.

We report, you decide.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 10:47 AM (pV/54)

250 Northern Ireland soccer star George Best ordered room service one morning at a casino and the bell hop entered to find thousands of gambling winnings strewn on the bed, empty bottles of booze, and Miss World in the buff.

"George, where did it all go wrong!"
Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:16 AM (pV/54)

When he quit his gig as the Beatles' drummer, I think.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 10, 2018 10:07 AM (wHMIo)


And then did just the one Bond film.

What a dull life he has led.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 10, 2018 10:48 AM (cY3LT)

251 They add a bottle of Tincture of Iodine to regular Val-U-Rite.

A little sea-weedy, then. Must be an Islay.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 10, 2018 10:49 AM (brIR5)

252 funny
Trump & Kim make a trade deal

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yapxeppg

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 10:49 AM (hMwEB)

253 Haven't been able to watch the condescending asshat, Chris Wallace, for years.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:50 AM (LBSeG)

254 I denounce myself.

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You denounce yourself. I depants myself.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

255 252 funny
Trump & Kim make a trade deal

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yapxeppg
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 10:49 AM (hMwEB)


Heh. How did we ever amuse ourselves before Photoshop?

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 10:51 AM (sdi6R)

256 249
Kennedy was famous for his I am a Berliner line that was the equal to the Bhuessein Bring Back our Girls.
Reagan stood and told them to Tear Down That Wall and it was down by the end of that decade.

Putin out pissin in or in pissin out? And if you do not understand the question then STFU!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:51 AM (JFO2v)

257 @255
We went outside and played with sticks and rocks.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 10, 2018 10:53 AM (myjNJ)

258 Well I'm off to preach in church today. Sermon topic is Heaven.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:53 AM (nBr1j)

259 Heh. How did we ever amuse ourselves before Photoshop?
Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 10:51 AM (sdi6R)

Copies of faxes faxed anonymously that included bad drawings and typed out jokes.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:53 AM (JFO2v)

260 So... I think that's it. Feminist: It's not MY fault I'm miserable, it's yours.

Yeah. No.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 10, 2018 10:31 AM (cY3LT)

Interesting take! So just about every self-help, life improvement, and aid society is built around self-realization, self-actualization, and constant work to make yourself a better person EXCEPT feminism and race baiting.

Look at Bhussein and Hilarity. Everything was DONE to them! Everything is personal!
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:43 AM (JFO2v)


Buried in this mindset is the dirty destructive lie: Everything is political.

That's what they believe, that all human action is political. And yet... and YET, they cannot seem to string together a life that is worth living.

So then maybe perhaps.. this politics thing isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 10, 2018 10:53 AM (cY3LT)

261 258 Well I'm off to preach in church today. Sermon topic is Heaven.
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:53 AM (nBr1j)

For it or against it?

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:54 AM (JFO2v)

262 In MontCo Pa we get a mailed notice for jury duty but it's not a given, you call or on line the night before to see if you go the next day. Only 1 out of 3 times had to go and tell often the case. I learned a lot and don't regret having to have gone.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 10:54 AM (pHfeF)

263 In NYC, the biggest trade paper for performers, Backstage, is constantly advertising female acting roles that 'have' to be cast with transgenders.

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How edgy!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 10:55 AM (+y/Ru)

264 258 Well I'm off to preach in church today. Sermon topic is Heaven.
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:53 AM (nBr1j)

Everybody want to go to Heaven, but noone want to go NOW!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:55 AM (JFO2v)

265

As we know more about the inner lives of cells we are finding out much more about root causes of diseases. DNA damage from free radicals has been implicated in cancers and other ills. Our body has self-defense mechanisms which work imperfectly.

This is way kewl. Jordan Peterson shows a video of DNA repairing itself in real time. It's a computer simulation, but still...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkjwL6gnvoA

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 10, 2018 10:56 AM (HaL55)

266 Well I'm off to preach in church today. Sermon topic is Heaven.
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:53 AM (nBr1j)

For it or against it?
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:54 AM (JFO2v)


Stairways to, the buying and selling of.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 10, 2018 10:56 AM (cY3LT)

267 263 With or without twigs and berries?

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:56 AM (JFO2v)

268 "Everybody want to go to Heaven, but noone want to go NOW!"

Ahem.

Posted by: Muhammad at June 10, 2018 10:57 AM (z2FAZ)

269 Roger Nadal about to win his 11th French Open title. Great tennis autobiography I recently read is The Outsider by Jimmy Connors.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 10:57 AM (2DOZq)

270 249
Kennedy was famous for his I am a Berliner line that was the equal to the Bhuessein Bring Back our Girls.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 10:51 AM (JFO2v)


"I am a jelly doughnut."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 10, 2018 10:59 AM (wHMIo)

271 Trump has made the first move. If the players, as expected, spurn his advance and probably call him all sorts of names in the process the players look small and petty while Trump looks large and magnanimous.

So will the players put up, shut up, or stupid up? Im thinking last one.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 11:00 AM (JFO2v)

272 Heh. I see Jordan Peterson's _12 Rules for Life_ on the coffee table behind the cat!

Posted by: m at June 10, 2018 11:01 AM (/TzhX)

273 266 Well I'm off to preach in church today. Sermon topic is Heaven.
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at June 10, 2018 10:53 AM (nBr1j)

Stairways to, the buying and selling of.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 10, 2018 10:56 AM (cY3LT)


Have I got a deal for you.

Posted by: John Tetzel at June 10, 2018 11:01 AM (wHMIo)

274 Funny to see leftists pundits making demands for excruciating inspections to verify that the NORKs comply with any deal we strike.

Like we did with Iran.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 11:01 AM (pV/54)

275 i just don't get the fantasy genre - arbitrarily made-up people and places that sound sort of medieval. at least sci-fi extrapolates science fact and historical fiction can illuminate life in past societies (how about a sherlock holmes in a toga solving a murder in ancient rome - did you know they had police patrols?)

there's an audience for it - i don't get it. i'm not complaining and i'm not a trouble maker - ok?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 10, 2018 11:02 AM (Pg+x7)

276 Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (hyuyC)

Ames has recently suggested that oxidative damage is not a one-way street. He *thinks* that there may be some protective function as well.

As usual, shit is way more complicated than we ever imagined...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 10, 2018 11:04 AM (wYseH)

277 Book thread! Happy happy book thread!

*dances around the fire pit*

What? I pretty much missed the whole book thread?

*takes break from fire dancing. fifteen seconds is a long time these days*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 11:05 AM (fuK7c)

278 ... i'm not like noodle the labradoodle lying in the middle of the floor waiting for someone to trip over me - really!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 10, 2018 11:05 AM (Pg+x7)

279 Game of Thrones works because it's character-driven with plots from medieval history put in a blender, and the magic doesn't overwhelm.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 11:06 AM (pV/54)

280

As usual, shit is way more complicated than we ever imagined...

Dr. Peterson points out that as you explore smaller and smaller things, they don't become less complex.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 10, 2018 11:06 AM (HaL55)

281 Another thing just remembered, in high school maybe 11th or 12th grade the class went to a trial for a day. It was only the defence side and days later the teacher asked who we ghought won the case. Well of course only hearing one side almost unanimously everyone thought the defence. But we were told they lost and that stuck to me ever since about hearing only one side.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 11:06 AM (pHfeF)

282 In MontCo Pa we get a mailed notice for jury duty but it's not a given, you call or on line the night before to see if you go the next day. Only 1 out of 3 times had to go and tell often the case. I learned a lot and don't regret having to have gone.
Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 10:54 AM (pHfeF)


Last time I showed up for jury doody, I ended up being on the actual jury for a trial involving multiple homicides.

First day, first prosecution witness was the sheriff who was first on the crime scene. Nothing but routine questions from the defense. No Perry Mason stuff.

Second witness was a friend of the defendant. First question: "do you know the defendant?" Answer: "Yeah, when he burgled my house." Defense attorney starts wailing like a wounded cat, the jury is ushered out and after about 20 minutes, the judge comes in, says a mistrial was declared, thank you, we all are dismissed.

And that, as they say, was that.

Posted by: OregonMuse AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 10, 2018 11:08 AM (wHMIo)

283 Tutti Frutti...what a cool name for a kitteh.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun & Rolled Up Man Pants at June 10, 2018 11:08 AM (mQ0Mc)

284 there's an audience for it - i don't get it. i'm not complaining and i'm not a trouble maker - ok?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 10, 2018 11:02 AM (Pg+x7)


It's functionally identical to and aesthetically different from science fiction, that's all. If you're saying you don't like the "feel" of it, I can relate to that, because I prefer a SF feel too, but all it does is swap technological handwaves for magic ones. You could transplant the world, characters, narrative, conflict, and resolution from one to the other pretty seamlessly, and I'm sure people have.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:09 AM (fZuhk)

285 Another cat in a library pic! It's a trend!

Posted by: Aeric at June 10, 2018 11:11 AM (ZbgGv)

286 Last time I got a summons, it was a call-in the night before to see if they needed anyone to report and I never had to show up. This time, the registration website doesn't say anything about calling in, it's a date to appear.

*shrug*

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:12 AM (fZuhk)

287 poof

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 10, 2018 11:13 AM (wHMIo)

288

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:12 AM (fZuhk)

Luv your hash. It's also evidence that Pixy's hamsters can't spell very well.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 10, 2018 11:13 AM (HaL55)

289 Fake News?

Actor and producer Rob Reiner has news for President Trump: He's the first commander in chief to be supported by the "mainstream media."

The man who starred as "Meathead" in the television series "All in the Family" says Mr. Trump is shielded from criticism by the mainstream media. He made the claim while talking politics Friday with the ladies of ABC's "The View."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr



Deluded News.
Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2018 11:14 AM (J/LQs)

290 Hogmartin is right. That's why Science Fiction and Fantasy are grouped together into SF&F. They're basically the same thing. Some people prefer their magic wands to be called "blaster pistols" and some prefer their hand grenades to be "fireballs."

Posted by: Muhammad at June 10, 2018 11:14 AM (z2FAZ)

291 Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:12 AM (fZuhk)

Luv your hash. It's also evidence that Pixy's hamsters can't spell very well.



They get close.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 11:15 AM (fuK7c)

292 I'm also reading the latest Anthony Horowitz, The Word Is Murder. He seems to be following a trajectory I noticed in his last novel, Magpie Murders, of tearing down the wall between author and character. Horowitz found success as the writer of such shows as Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War and his novel The House of Silk. In his new book, the protagonist "I" is a writer who found success as the writer of such shows as Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War and his novel The House of Silk and becomes involved in a murder. I'm 99% sure that this fiction but it is an interesting technique.

In the book, he reluctantly becomes the Dr. Watson to a brilliant but disgraced and disagreeable former detective, Hawthorne, who is investigating the murder of an elderly, wealthy woman who arranged for her funeral only to murdered six hours later. Incidentally, some reviewers criticize for "his" homophobia this, apparently, because he puts such comments in Hawthorne's mouth, a character disagreeable in a number of ways. I guess even your flawed characters can be flawed in only politically correct ways.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 11:17 AM (+y/Ru)

293 The man who starred as "Meathead" in the television series "All in the Family" says Mr. Trump is shielded from criticism by the mainstream media.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2018 11:14 AM (J/LQs)


What? Has he been huffing Pine-Sol again?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 10, 2018 11:17 AM (wHMIo)

294 208
The book Marked For Death by James Hamilton-Paterson is an academic -style look at just how nasty, brutish and short the lives of the knights of the air truly were.

https://bit.ly/2JFUrpo
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 10:23 AM (+y/Ru)


There are dozens of copies available at Alibris. I just ordered a remaindered hardcover in Like New condition for $6.99 plus shipping. There are also cheaper used hardcovers and paperbacks available.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybu4oysh

I ordered mine from "spellbound" and they have five more.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 11:20 AM (sdi6R)

295 After many years of receiving summonses and not being called, I finally served on a jury a couple of years ago. It was a firearms case and I'm pretty sure I was picked because I own firearms and the defense felt I'd be sympathetic to the defendant's 2A rights. The guy was a convicted felon found in possession of two rifles and a handgun. There were some extenuating circumstances that complicated matters and the other jurors wanted to let the guy off. I held out for a finding of guilty, and we finally sent the bozo to prison for 2 years.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 11:20 AM (MVjcR)

296 Every library has a cat, some are camera shy

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 11:21 AM (pHfeF)

297 Meathead also directed Spinal Tap, the Princess Bride, and A Few Good Men.

This is why I prefer to just watch their movies and ignore what they say ex cathedra.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 11:21 AM (fuK7c)

298 Actor and producer Rob Reiner has news for President Trump: He's the first commander in chief to be supported by the "mainstream media."

The man who starred as "Meathead" in the television series "All in the Family" says Mr. Trump is shielded from criticism by the mainstream media. He made the claim while talking politics Friday with the ladies of ABC's "The View."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


There is never enough Trump hate.
They are fish not knowing they are surrounded by water.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 11:22 AM (n3xLS)

299 what is the fan right behind the front grill on a honda minivan?

it's not turning on

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:23 AM (hMwEB)

300 They are fish not knowing they are surrounded by water."

But do they need bicycles?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 11:23 AM (7LY+6)

301 Check out the Plague Doctor by C.S. Rock available in soft cover and Kindle. About a medieval plague doctor hired by the Church to treat the denizens of a mountain redoubt run by a religious military order that brought something very sinister back from the Holy Land with them.

Posted by: Moon Knight at June 10, 2018 11:24 AM (JFeqO)

302 They need a keeper.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 11:24 AM (n3xLS)

303 Trump is shielded from "valid criticism" by the MSM, because all they have is crazed lunatic dishonest agitprop which is not criticism, it is raw hate and malice.

Valid criticism comes from Coulter or others that support what Trump ran on (the wall first, reduce all immigration) ... but still have hopes for America First.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 10, 2018 11:25 AM (bT8Z4)

304 I held out for a finding of guilty, and we finally sent the bozo to prison for 2 years.
Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 11:20 AM (MVjcR)


The one time I did get called in and selected, it was for a simple assault and the guy walked. The County made a really half-assed case. I have no idea if the guy actually did it, but it's not his attorney's job to prove that he didn't.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:26 AM (fZuhk)

305 299 what is the fan right behind the front grill on a honda minivan?

it's not turning on
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:23 AM (hMwEB)
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Propeller?

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 11:26 AM (MVjcR)

306 what is the fan right behind the front grill on a honda minivan"

Should be 2 fans, side by side...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 11:27 AM (7LY+6)

307 what is the fan right behind the front grill on a honda minivan?

it's not turning on
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:23 AM (hMwEB)


The radiator fan. It needs electricity to run.

I think maybe you should get your van towed to the shop instead of trying to drive it.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:27 AM (fZuhk)

308 Fan>?

If it's under the hood it's for your engine cooling system and should be attended to immediately.

It's the fan that blows air over your radiator which cools the coolant flowing through your engine.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 11:27 AM (n3xLS)

309 Check out the Plague Doctor by C.S. Rock available
in soft cover and Kindle. About a medieval plague doctor hired by the
Church to treat the denizens of a mountain redoubt run by a religious
military order that brought something very sinister back from the Holy
Land with them.

Posted by: Moon Knight at June 10, 2018 11:24 AM (JFeqO)
A muslim? Okay, I denounce myself.

Posted by: StrawMan at June 10, 2018 11:27 AM (AQODf)

310 I've never been disappointed ordering hardcovers from Alibris and Abebooks. I read the descriptions and don't pick the cheapest or most expensive copies. I'd rather have a pristine copy with a black mark on the page edges than a beat-up library copy that may be a little cheaper.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 11:28 AM (sdi6R)

311 Yes, have it towed.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 11:29 AM (n3xLS)

312 I've had jury duty four times. Each time I just sat in the waiting room reading a book until we were dismissed. I've never even been interviewed for a jury.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 11:30 AM (sdi6R)

313 310 I've never been disappointed ordering hardcovers from Alibris and Abebooks. I read the descriptions and don't pick the cheapest or most expensive copies. I'd rather have a pristine copy with a black mark on the page edges than a beat-up library copy that may be a little cheaper.
Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 11:28 AM (sdi6R)
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Same here. I love buying used books. I've picked up a bunch of great texts on forest management and botany that way. Many older,from the 1950's.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 11:30 AM (MVjcR)

314 Fans - check fuses carefully. FWIW, Honda have had some relay issues...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 11:31 AM (7LY+6)

315 towing is $$$ though right?

shop is 11 miles away

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:32 AM (hMwEB)

316 Fans - check fuses carefully. FWIW, Honda have had some relay issues...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 11:31 AM (7LY+6)


Yes, but in this case we're pretty sure the alternator is NFG.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:32 AM (fZuhk)

317 towing is $$$ though right?

shop is 11 miles away
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:32 AM (hMwEB)


Have you priced new vans lately?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:33 AM (fZuhk)

318 296 Every library has a cat, some are camera shy
Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 11:21 AM (pHfeF)

heh

Posted by: m at June 10, 2018 11:33 AM (/TzhX)

319 On the plus side, the battery is charging when the car is on.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:34 AM (hMwEB)

320 Same here. I love buying used books. I've picked up a bunch of great texts on forest management and botany that way. Many older,from the 1950's.


This is dangerous and can lead to the ruination of Weasel Acres. People in the past did not know anything so if you read their books about how to grow things you will inevitably light your gonads on fire.

In the Fifties, popular literature held that bean sprouts grew best on sedated cats. That is animal cruelty and also morally questionable.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 11:34 AM (fuK7c)

321 which means the alternator must be working, right?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:35 AM (hMwEB)

322 towing is $$$ though right?

shop is 11 miles away

Yes, unless you have AAA. Or I have a roadside rider on my insurance. About $5 a year. Saved my ass when the fuel pump went out when we were camping 20 miles from the nearest pavement and 30 miles from town.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 11:35 AM (LBSeG)

323 towing is $$$ though right?

shop is 11 miles away

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books!


A new engine is about $5,000.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 11:36 AM (n3xLS)

324 Since we are regaling everyone with our jury duty stories here's mine. I was summoned for county jury duty but didn't have to serve (called the night before). About 3 months later I was summoned for city jury duty which you have to go to the court house for (no calling in). I was placed in the large pool for a domestic abuse case. I didn't make the final cut. I suspect it was because the defendant was a black woman and I am a white male. Interesting thing is that the judge is just handed the names of the jurors who will be dismissed and you are not told why. Also, here in Colorado at the city level at least, the juries are made up of either 3 or 6 people. So no 12 angry men stuff.

Posted by: StrawMan at June 10, 2018 11:36 AM (AQODf)

325 On the plus side, the battery is charging when the car is on.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:34 AM (hMwEB)


0_0

I now officially have no idea what's wrong with your car.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:36 AM (fZuhk)

326 315 towing is $$$ though right?

shop is 11 miles away
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:32 AM (hMwEB)

Check your insurance policy, you might have a towing option. Couldn't hurt to find out.

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 11:36 AM (ANIFC)

327 "which means the alternator must be working, right?"

If the battery is charging, the charge has to come from somewhere.

Posted by: Muhammad at June 10, 2018 11:37 AM (z2FAZ)

328 Too funny. Justin Trudeau's fake eyebrow slips off.

https://bit.ly/2Jrdt3l

https://bit.ly/2JB6mRV

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 11:37 AM (+y/Ru)

329 See some OT comments so something unbookish.


The Beltway lightweight/conventional wisdom commentariat is truly undergoing its Dumberdammerung this morning. Across the board. About Teh Donald's G-7 performance.


Luckily a friend summarized the worst from a lot of big names and sent it to me, as I haven't read these people 1) ever, really, or 2) in many years.


It's a complete meltdown. Every imagined "fact" and myth and slur and extravagant distortion is being deployed.


Remember the absurd "sorry" pics from the Dubya years, when airheaded Americans were "apologizing" to the world for the fact the US was, you know, responding to huge terrorist attacks by insane hate-filled maniacs?* The tilted heads? We now have the equivalent from "prominent" commentators and former high officials.


* some here probably would probably have participated in this except for its goofy emo aspects, amazingly enough

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 11:37 AM (QDnY+)

330 Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 11:34 AM (fuK7c)
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I don't really read them - just to make me look smart.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 11:39 AM (MVjcR)

331 OT, missed this in the news:

Austria closing 7 mosques and chucking out imams

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7lzt44w

Breitbart says it could be as many as 40 imams and their family's and that charmer Erdogan predicting a war between the Cross and the crescent.

http://tinyurl.com/y9rum5d9

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 11:40 AM (n3xLS)

332 car symptoms:

whines like a dying elephant when you first turn on car
battery, brake, and all car doors light stay on
radiator fan not on
faint burnt smell when you open the hood

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:40 AM (hMwEB)

333 Driving 11 miles with no cooling fan will destroy your engine. Have it towed!

Posted by: empire1 at June 10, 2018 11:40 AM (Gey7X)

334 Breitbart says it could be as many as 40 imams and their family's and that charmer Erdogan predicting a war between the Cross and the crescent.

http://tinyurl.com/y9rum5d9
Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 11:40 AM (n3xLS)

Bring it on already.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 11:41 AM (y8Foj)

335 Honda uses a 2 speed fan setup. Start it up and see if it kicks on after a while...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 11:42 AM (7LY+6)

336 Captioning the sidebar pic.

https://bit.ly/2kYYHCl

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 11:43 AM (+y/Ru)

337 vm, I'm not trying to be glib or anything, but you're talking about trying to save maybe $100 for a tow only if you don't have a roadside assistance rider on your insurance, compared against some electrical work vs. running your van 11 miles in traffic without a functioning radiator fan and burning out your cylinder sleeves or something. That we know about; there are probably other things going on with your electrical system and there's only so much diagnosis a pack of gibbering internet goons can do. Your cheapest way out is to have it towed by the most expeditious and inexpensive means and take it to the shop without running the engine any more.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:43 AM (fZuhk)

338 It's sadly comical how the media yappers and faux intellectuals simply cannot understand how Trump approaches things. Trump is one of those rare people who will size up a situation based on nothing but what the situation is NOW, he doesn't give any credence to what went on in the past, old grudges, old wounds.

It's why he can break the deadlock with North Korea. It's why he can do new things in the Middle East. It's why he can say it's time to bring Russia back into the game. Every one of those positions make perfect sense *now*, but all of the people who are still hung up on the past cannot accept it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2018 11:43 AM (V2Yro)

339 Give me, in one short phrase or sentence, a reason to check it out. A reason not related to knowing anything about you.



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Posted by: scrood at June 10, 2018 11:44 AM (b4T8b)

340 Ah. Alternator is dying. Voltage regulator is keeping things together.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 11:44 AM (7LY+6)

341 Anonsaurus, that's funny.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 11:45 AM (LBSeG)

342 With all due respect to this august coterie of gibbering internet goons, of course.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:45 AM (fZuhk)

343 It might be the carburetor.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 11:46 AM (MVjcR)

344 hogmartin, I'll call insurance tomorrow and see if they can tow

thanks guys

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:46 AM (hMwEB)

345 The fact that Erdogan is so upset about the Imam's being kicked out is a pretty good sign that all of them, and their mosques, were on the payroll of the Turkish Govm't.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2018 11:46 AM (V2Yro)

346 It might be the carburetor"

Blinker fluid.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 11:47 AM (7LY+6)

347 without running the engine any more.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 11:48 AM (n3xLS)

348 gibbering internet goons"

Turbo encabulator?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 11:48 AM (7LY+6)

349 338 It's sadly comical how the media yappers and faux intellectuals simply cannot understand how Trump approaches things. Trump is one of those rare people who will size up a situation based on nothing but what the situation is NOW, he doesn't give any credence to what went on in the past, old grudges, old wounds.

It's why he can break the deadlock with North Korea. It's why he can do new things in the Middle East. It's why he can say it's time to bring Russia back into the game. Every one of those positions make perfect sense *now*, but all of the people who are still hung up on the past cannot accept it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2018 11:43 AM (V2Yro)


And as somebody pointed out earlier, perhaps in the EMT, most national "leaders" leave the actual negotiations to State Department staffers or the equivalent, then show up for photos, handshakes, and signing ceremonies.

Trump is perfectly capable of negotiating *himself*, and that's got everybody freaked out. That's just not how it's done, old chap.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 11:48 AM (sdi6R)

350 With all due respect to this august coterie of gibbering internet goons, of course.


No offense taken. As gibbering internet goons go we're only a little bit sub par. OK, maybe not quite that good. The gibbering internet goon union does not open our mail. But still, aspiring to gibbering internet goonhood is an aspiration, and everyone needs hope.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 11:49 AM (fuK7c)

351 John Dominic Crossan and Sarah (his daughter), "Resurrecting Easter". This argues for a split in the graphic portrayals of the Resurrection - Anastasis, in Greek.

The event isn't depicted in the Gospels but it does get alluded to. Matthew describes the local Jews bribing the soldiers at the tomb to testi-lie that they dinsee nuffin, which means they did see it. So apocrypha like the Gospels of Peter and Nicodemus elaborate on what they might have seen.

At first the Resurrection was depicted with Jesus dragging Adam, and sometimes Eve too, out of Sheol. This is often done with Jesus, the New Man, stepping on the Devil's head like Adam and Eve stepped on the Serpent's.

In the West, the meme spread that Jesus rose from the dead by himself so we, instead, see him stepping on the heads of the two Roman soldiers. These can look comical as in one scene where a soldier looks to be waking up and thinking to himself WTF is this.

You will learn a lot from this book, like that The Vatican wasn't a thing as late as the Byzantine Papacy - well, the hill was there, but the Popes weren't. Those Popes were installed at the Palatine.

$40 is expensive. But you do get Sarah Crossan's beautiful photographs of Anastasis scenes taken from across the Near East, Italy, and Anatolia.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 10, 2018 11:50 AM (j7G7U)

352 That famous, well-circulated picture from yesterday (or was it Friday?) of Merkel leaning over the desk while Abe makes a face of exasperation and Trump is sitting with his arms crossed has become a Rorschach test, with liberals saying it shows Trump (and therefore the U.S.) isolated and estranged from allies and Trumpsters (such as Reddit's The Donald) believing it shows Trump's steely resolve in the face of European intransigence.

I see a hectoring German lady trying to browbeat a man who is in total control and who holds ALL the cards.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 11:51 AM (y8Foj)

353 328 Too funny. Justin Trudeau's fake eyebrow slips off.

https://bit.ly/2Jrdt3l

https://bit.ly/2JB6mRV
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 10, 2018 11:37 AM (+y/Ru)

Needs more maple syrup.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 11:51 AM (5jVnA)

354 have hubby get junk yard alternator for $100 and put it in himself.
heh ... that might work. I was just surprised to hear alternators could cost $500 or so, without labor. sheesh ...

My 97 Camry runs great, but book on it is like $600. Maybe just buy a new (old) car. Of course finding one only driven by little old ladies is hard.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 10, 2018 11:53 AM (bT8Z4)

355 The fact that Erdogan is so upset about the Imam's being kicked out is a pretty good sign that all of them, and their mosques, were on the payroll of the Turkish Govm't.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2018 11:46 AM (V2Yro)

Bingo.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 11:53 AM (y8Foj)

356 No offense taken. As gibbering internet goons go we're only a little bit sub par. OK, maybe not quite that good. The gibbering internet goon union does not open our mail. But still, aspiring to gibbering internet goonhood is an aspiration, and everyone needs hope.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 11:49 AM (fuK7c)

We try harder.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 11:54 AM (XkPUG)

357 Of course finding one only driven by little old ladies is hard.
Posted by: illiniwek at June 10, 2018 11:53 AM (bT8Z4)

I am a little ole lady

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:56 AM (hMwEB)

358 I'm being plagued with disappointing books lately. I really liked Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire and his book on Alexander, so I got one on Amazons and it was pretty bad. Then I got the newest book in a sea novel series I like by Julian Stockwyn and it was contrived and annoying. Its almost like he wrote all his ideas and now he's just scrambling to come up with more to write about.

I am enjoying James Lileks' book still though, reading a chapter or so a night.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 11:59 AM (39g3+)

359 Justin Trudeau is like a character in a comedy about politics, he's the pretty boy who is just dimwitted but beloved at first because he's so beautiful and says the right things.

I wonder just how much work he's had done to stay looking that way into his 40s?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:00 PM (39g3+)

360 I am a little ole lady
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:56 AM (hMwEB)


I have found that electrial/charging problems in cars are the most difficult to diagnose. Especially intermittent ones.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 10, 2018 12:02 PM (wHMIo)

361 I thought books at the library would always be there unless lost or damaged. I was a big Mitchener fan. He sold 100 million books. Not one at my local library now.

Posted by: PhilDirt at June 10, 2018 12:06 PM (b7fuw)

362 89
the NYC Children's book display is upsetting



Nah. First of all, it's NY, so whadayagonnado, yanno? Secondly,
somebody might accidently buy and read that copy of the Constitution.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 10, 2018 09:20 AM (7oUUT)

Heh, I was thinking that a copy of the Declaration and Constitution wouldn't be found there, except there's an introduction by Richard Berman who's a judge appointed by Bill Clinton to the district court of southern NY, so perhaps a "living" interpretation of those founding documents.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 12:07 PM (gjGvH)

363 361 I thought books at the library would always be there unless lost or damaged. I was a big Mitchener fan. He sold 100 million books. Not one at my local library now.
Posted by: PhilDirt at June 10, 2018 12:06 PM (b7fuw)


Bet they have lots of Maya Angelou books.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 12:08 PM (sdi6R)

364 Noodifornication.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 12:08 PM (5jVnA)

365 I thought books at the library would always be there unless lost or damaged. I was a big Mitchener fan. He sold 100 million books. Not one at my local library now.

Posted by: PhilDirt

A repository of past knowledge _not necessarily so.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 12:09 PM (n3xLS)

366 Nood

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 10, 2018 12:10 PM (di1hb)

367 I thought books at the library would always be there unless lost or damaged.

Yeah unfortunately libraries at least now are big on removing old classics and putting in, well whatever is popular now. And of course, what they think people should read. I couldn't find Zorro in our library. Talk about a classic novel, but no, its too old.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:12 PM (39g3+)

368 Michener went to Doylestown High School, which became Central Bucks West.

So did Pink, but she dropped out.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 12:12 PM (fuK7c)

369 Seriously, I didn't recall just how hilarious the
McManus books were. Maybe I was too tied up with work to fully
aprreciate them. Definitely worth a read, especially for outdoors types.
I got a couple at the library and ordered several more used through
Amazon.
Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 09:36 AM (V+03K)


McManus also wrote a series of detective police/procedural novels about Sheriff Bo Tully of Blight County.

Very funny, very reminiscent of very small communities.

The first one is The Blight Way.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 12:12 PM (2K6fY)

370 So, my comment is being rejected for having a right single quotation mark in it. Except it does not...

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:14 PM (z2FAZ)

371 McManus also wrote a series of detective police/procedural novels about Sheriff Bo Tully of Blight County.

I'm gonna have to look that up, I loved his Field & Stream bits.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:15 PM (39g3+)

372 Trying again.

You could give The Mountain Throne a spin. It is fantasy, but has themes of government, loyalty and family, faith and redemption.

Actually, the Kirkus Review mentioned that last one: "Most riveting is Sterling s portrayal of faith."

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:16 PM (z2FAZ)

373 So, my comment is being rejected for having a right single quotation mark in it. Except it does not...
Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:14 PM (z2FAZ)

https://stoatnet.org/ace/

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 12:16 PM (JbalV)

374 Right now I am reading another crappy "thriller" book. Two nights by someone or other. Pretty formulaic. Taking a break between buckets of Wodehouse and tackling Tom Jones.


Take Robert Mitchum from the Big Sleep, turn him into a kick ass bullet dodging girl , who takes on two guys at once with debilitating dislocation moves. Get shot in the shoulder and drinks beer and coffee a recuperation process. Half way through we find that the bad guys are basically Chirstian "survivalists" who accidentally bombed a Jewish elementary school while trying to bomb a mosque or a muslim grocery store. Turns out some little Jewish kid found the abandoned backpack bomb and decided he wanted it and without looking into it, brought it to the school. Throw in some white supremacy .......... still have a dumpster fire to go.

This is the seconf piece of popular "American" fiction that basically christians, whites, and Americans as the monster. Meanwhile Janie, McToughgirlpants, is walking all over town as a private investigator shooting the shit out of people in hotels, and the cops are like, "Hey, try not to do that so publicly, next time. Paperwork you know. But yeah kill them.because we all know they are the worst."

Now we know she was hired by some rich Jewish lady to find the killers of backpack boy, yeah he blew himself up with the appropriated backpack".
The way this novel reads, I can guaran-damn-tee you that ugly old Fagan like Jewish lady will be behind it all.

So that is three for three on "modern crime thrillers" that basically paint the average American "Moron" as evil incarnate who gets to be hunted like dogs by Janey McToughgirl pants"

As window into the cluttered attic of a leftist mind, its illustrative, not a bad read, cause talks like Mitchum in Big Sleep, but coo coo for cocoa puffs on the ideology.




Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 10, 2018 12:18 PM (9dzlp)

375 Very nice library

Posted by: Andrew VanOrden at June 10, 2018 12:24 PM (ARdZH)

376
I see a hectoring German lady trying to browbeat a man who is in total control and who holds ALL the cards.
Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 11:51 AM (y8Foj)


I see a woman auditioning for the bunker scene in Downfall, and the producer being very unimpressed by the histronics.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 12:54 PM (2K6fY)

377 Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 11:56 AM (hMwEB)
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Probably get willowed, but, votermom, thank you very much for linking me in the AoSHQ book horde.

I freely admit I've got some stuff I published that even I think is marginal. But, I went with it because you never know.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 02:17 PM (WEBkv)

378 My local library does have more books on zer0 than Washington & Lincoln combined.

Posted by: PhilDirt at June 10, 2018 03:19 PM (01Bdh)

379 tiddytoit

Fantastic new word.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at June 10, 2018 04:04 PM (WOjjq)

380 I looked up Tiddytoit.

It does not appear to be a real word.

Disappointing.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at June 10, 2018 04:08 PM (WOjjq)

381 Tiddy Toit or Titty Twat?

Posted by: Great Legs at June 10, 2018 04:12 PM (HLTe8)

382 In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation’s military and atomic secrets. Over the course of the next decade, he and young FBI supervisor Bob Lamphere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the Holy Grail of Cold War espionage—the atomic bomb.
-------------------

Waaaay late getting here, so I do not feel too badly about pasting a wall-o-text.

I have made something of a study regarding one of the code-breakers, who is seldom mentioned, Cecil Phillips, from right here in Asheville. His mother ran a gift shop just up the road:

"Of all the Venona code breakers, Cecil Phillips may be the most fascinating. His story underlies the fact that there is no simple way in which tlented code breakers can be identified. Phillips was from the mountains of North Carolina and very young when recruited, only 18 years old. He had exhibited no real motivation or ambition in life having dropped out of college. His mother presumably tired of having him underfoot ordered him to go back to school or get a job. It is thus that the serendipity of life struck home. Philips went to the U.S. Employment Office in Ashville the very same day that a U.S. Army lieutenant showed up with a quota of clerk positions to fill for Arlington Hall (June 1943). Philips was asked if he would like to go to Washington and be a cryptologist. He startled the lieutenant by replying that it siounded interesting. Apparently no one else knew what crtyptologist meant. The only reason that Philips knew was that as a boy he had owned a Little Orphan Annie decoder ring. But beause of that a week later he was at Arlington Hall and given the job of date stamping intercepts and soon was assigned stappling tasks. His real entrance to code breaking was that his boss, Lt. Bill Fleischman who ha just completed a basic course in crytology for some reason had a burning desire to teach. And it soon became clear that Phillips had real talent. [Budiansky, pp. 307-07.] He was subsequently chose to work on the Russian Problem (May 1944). By a fluke, there was some notable inconsitencies in a batch of Soviet intercepts given to Phillips to study and he noticed them. Cecil Phillips managed to develop a beginning understanding of NKVD messages. This was a more difficult undertaking because the NKVD more carefully protected their messages, using double encryption. As a result, it would take 2 years of work to actually read any of the NKVD messages. "

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yddp3jcu

Any search of 'Cecil Phillips Venona' will produce a a large numberl of references.

Phillips remained at his work for the rest of his career. In passing, I'll mention that my favorite aunt attended Arlington Hall.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at June 10, 2018 05:03 PM (kBWZu)

383 Finished "The Autobiography of James T. Kirk" by David Goodman.

It is generally a quick and easy read. The first third is about Kirks youth, time at Starfleet Academy and postings before moving onto the Enterprise. I enjoyed this as it reads like an autobiography and flows well.

The second third is a mish-mash of recounting episodes from the original series that reads more often than not, like an episode synopsis. Very disjointed and somewhat hard to get through.

The last third of the book deals with the movies and time in-between. This flows pretty well, but I'm not entirely sold on the timeline. As in, the author says there is 10 years between Star Trek: the Motion Picture and Star Trek 2: the Wrath of Khan. These 10 years consist of another 5 year mission with Kirk as Captain of the Enterprise, followed by another 5 year mission with Spock as Captain.

At some point Kirk retires after the events of Star Trek 4 and helps with the design of (sigh) the Starship Obama.

Star Trek 5 is now a fan film made on the planet that was a copy of the Roman Empire. Kirk and crew return to the planet something like 30 years later to see how they have advanced and now the planet's inhabitants have made it to the film age.

The book isn't awful and can be quite good at times, but it is infused with some liberal values that I don't believe Kirk would have espoused.

I would give it 2 1/2 stars out of 5.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 10, 2018 06:14 PM (7TeOH)

384 'Tis possible that Kirk is/will be more liberal than Shatner.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 10, 2018 08:51 PM (6FqZa)

385 Went through a couple of AE Howe's mysteries on my Kindle app while flying. Nice little lightweight mysteries if you want to read something where the characters are well drawn and works well with jet lagged brain.

Posted by: Charlotte at June 10, 2018 09:05 PM (Bh2B0)

386 Just saw this article on Neil Gaiman's library, and thought it would be a good fit here:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/5352953/take-a-peek-inside-neil-gaimans-library/

Posted by: MW at June 10, 2018 09:46 PM (wNx6K)

387 Glad I went through the entire thread.

Gaiman's library is awesome. I love how he has some books in piles on a table and a chair. Even a cat!

Maybe I should try his novels; I've read some of his comics work (not Sandman).

Posted by: Weak Geek at June 10, 2018 11:05 PM (a4DII)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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