Saturday Overnight Open Thread (7/21/1

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The Saturday Night Joke

A young ventriloquist touring Norway puts on a show in a small fishing town. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blonde jokes.

Suddenly, a blonde woman in the fourth row stands up and starts shouting, "I've heard enough of your stupid blonde jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype Norwegian blonde women that way? What does the color of a woman's hair have to do with her worth as a human being? It’s men like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community, and from reaching our full potential as people. It’s people like you that make others think that all blondes are dumb! You and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes, but women in general, pathetically all in the name of humor!"

The embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologize, and the blonde interrupts yelling, "You stay out of this! I'm talking to that little shit on your lap."

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Here's your chance to purchase a part of history. You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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A great prank, watch out for April Fool's Day and Homecoming week.


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Do you have Ninja skills? Do you want to make $85,000 a year? There may be just the job for you. One drawback is that you will have to move to Japan. h/t Hank Curmudgeon

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A Go-Fund Me campaign for these would be awesome. A Moron purchasing one certainly would make MoMes MOAR interesting. h/t red1c14

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Need some cuteness? Want to smile? Here ya go. This should work.


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I bet Mr. Mike Hammer doesn't bitch when he mixes concrete.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


Not only does it sound good. It is also healthy for you.

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Just because...........


And because. Again..........


Because. Really, really, because...........


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Yummy. Can't understand why Black Currant flavored Fanta soda in Bahrain has been retired.


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0-2 on dating on one night.


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WHY?


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Live streaming? Be careful or you could end up as a Genius Award Winner.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The Duke.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. No refunds, no exchanges. All ONTs are final.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:01 PM




Comments

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1 You're all seeing this too, right?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (gUCYC)

2 Oooh, girthy!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (gUCYC)

3 top ten?

Posted by: morigu at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (N/con)

4 I like ice cream

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (pHfeF)

5 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (e9G8E)

6 Bold, I like that too

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (pHfeF)

7 The Emboldening...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (e9G8E)

8 No, Eris.

They told you to not take the brown acid.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 10:02 PM (fuK7c)

9 Bold choice for an ONT!

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 10:02 PM (M+sEY)

10 Rather jumps out at one, dunnit?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:02 PM (e9G8E)

11 "Here's your chance to purchase a part of history. You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

Throw in Cameron's house and we'll talk.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:03 PM (y87Qq)

12 maybe top ten?

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 10:03 PM (yJ1e6)

13 That is a strange group of retired flavors

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 10:03 PM (pHfeF)

14 *wonders how the Lesbian Sleepover went last night...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (e9G8E)

15 I'm not sure I am here.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (vFd8X)

16 Ok what did we do to deserve Status Quo and Yoko in the same thread?

Posted by: Tuna at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (jm1YL)

17 I love John Wayne. The world needs more men like him, he smoked, he drank, he was tough as nails and hot as hell!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM (DAdSz)

18 *wonders how the Lesbian Sleepover went last night...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (e9G8E)


http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=376180#c29190212

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM (y87Qq)

19 Present!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM (txw6d)

20 Good evening people. And by people I mean all you funny little grey boxes.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:06 PM (sM+h7)

21 Yeezus, that veggie ensemble goes on for frickin' forever.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:06 PM (gUCYC)

22 Today's weather was very groovy moody blues by the crickets. Liked it. All it needed was a little fog.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 10:06 PM (vFd8X)

23 Genius Award:

It's alleged that around 4.20am, a group of four men had forced entry to a shed at the back of his property. "... then relocating to another address where they allegedly consumed drugs."

Pass the dutchie . . .

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (N1ZXu)

24 "Here's your chance to purchase a part of history. You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off."


Before or after it gets destroyed?

Posted by: davidt at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (SV/HG)

25 I don't think the bagpipe thing will work. Everyone will cover their ears and miss the truck going by ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Psychology Critic ... at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (AoK0a)

26 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

27 25 I don't think the bagpipe thing will work. Everyone will cover their ears and miss the truck going by ...
Posted by: Adriane the Pop Psychology Critic ... at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (AoK0a)

Bagpipes make me want to grab my claymore and start slaying Englishmen.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:08 PM (NWiLs)

28 15 I'm not sure I am here.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (vFd8X)

Doing Cartesian skepticism one better?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

29
The Houston Area Hound Association had its raffle at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows this week. It made some $3300 for a scholarship fund in memory of a talented young handler who tragically died on her 22nd birthday.

The item that attracted the greatest number of bids, that there were almost fights over was... a pair of scissors.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 21, 2018 10:09 PM (LsBY9)

30 Cheers!

Any evening spent with the Duke and my friends I grey boxes is a good one!

I thought MisHum only drank coffee.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:09 PM (8kkL4)

31 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (NWiLs)

32 Posted by: Tuna at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (jm1YL)

Feeling guilty about something?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (3Pma+)

33 Insomniac you have all of us!
Sorry, I couldn*t find a catchy retro tune quick enough!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (DAdSz)

34 Before or after it gets destroyed?
Posted by: davidt at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (SV/HG)

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There were 3 made, 2 fully functional, and a rolling chassis for the wipeout scene.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (+1YDx)

35 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass cucumber, so I brought mine. I'll just leave it on the counter here, in case anyone needs it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (txw6d)

36 Meh, I read the content.

Posted by: Gmac - 'All politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (qZdIZ)

37 Is "yoko ono sings horribly" the description of the video, or a statement of fact and just incidental to the video's content?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (y87Qq)

38 re: Whiskey truck

Remember milkmen way back when? While stationed in Italy in the mid-80's there was a delivery guy who would bring you crates of wine and German beer weekly to military housing. Soooo convenient!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (di1hb)

39 31 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (NWiLs)
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Did you say Yes?

Go for it!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (gUCYC)

40 Hey everybody.

My 13-year-old niece is blonde. I and family intend to teach her all the dumb blonde jokes, so she can preemptively cut off anybody who tries them on her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:12 PM (km8m2)

41 35 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass cucumber, so I brought mine. I'll just leave it on the counter here, in case anyone needs it.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (txw6d)

I...I have no words.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:12 PM (NWiLs)

42 very young John Wayne movie, one of my favorites, Shephard of the Hills, very handsome dude

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 21, 2018 10:12 PM (YuQLm)

43 if yer playing bagpipe music from the truck, you better be serving whisky, AKA scotch.

whiskey is bourbon.

that is all.


Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2018 10:13 PM (a66nm)

44 LIVE from New Zealand! It's Saturday Night Virtuaaaaaal.
/Don Pardo

Posted by: mindful webworker - please clap light is on at July 21, 2018 10:13 PM (lMyeR)

45 http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86post=376180#c29190212

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM


Thanks, Hog!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (e9G8E)

46 Pretty sure Kelton "EZ Rider" Griffin has a date for tonight. Not quite 5'8 in a TN jail... yeah, good luck with that

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (N1ZXu)

47 39 31 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (NWiLs)
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Did you say Yes?

Go for it!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (gUCYC)

Wrong kind of being fucked.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (NWiLs)

48 Bagpipes make me want to grab my claymore and start slaying Englishmen.
Posted by: Insomniac


"Never!," he cried, "Never shall ye get me alive
Ye rotten hound of the burnie crew!"
Well I snatched fer the blade and a Claymore cut and thrust
And I fell down before him round his feet ...

Posted by: Adriane the Claymore Critic ... at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (AoK0a)

49 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass cucumber

Pickle Riiiick!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (N1ZXu)

50 "You stay out of this!"

Saw the punchline coming from a mile away. Still funny.

Posted by: mindful webworker - kind of a blondish kind of gray at July 21, 2018 10:15 PM (lMyeR)

51 Thanks, Hog!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (e9G8E)


Hey man, thank Miley. I just post links to stuff.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:15 PM (y87Qq)

52 You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

And those dings from when it backed out of the glass garage and went careening down the hillside - that'll buff right out.

Posted by: mindful webworker - anyone? anyone? at July 21, 2018 10:18 PM (lMyeR)

53 Canada. Leopard tanks. I'm sensing an opportunity for AOP here.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 21, 2018 10:18 PM (0ogQG)

54 Gee, I wouldn't mind having a Leopard tank. I wonder how much fuel it would use running to my place from Wainwright? I think one would flatten my poor old trailer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (bNb8V)

55 And those dings from when it backed out of the glass garage and went careening down the hillside - that'll buff right out.
Posted by: mindful webworker - anyone? anyone? at July 21, 2018 10:18 PM (lMyeR)

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See #34

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (+1YDx)

56 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass
cucumber, so I brought mine. I'll just leave it on the counter here, in
case anyone needs it.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM


https://preview.tinyurl.com/55cbtn

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (e9G8E)

57 Why punctuation is important: "Man Steals Date's Car" v. "Man Steals, Dates Car"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (N1ZXu)

58 MILEY: Be sure to rinse off that cucumber first.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (C+wjz)

59 Good Saturday evening, horde!

Off I go to shower before bed.

Be back in a while.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (QU+qf)

60 Hey man, thank Miley. I just post links to stuff.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:15 PM


Never would found that without your help!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (e9G8E)

61 I love bagpipes. I blast Saor Patrol through the house when I'm cleaning. It revs me up.

If it's not Scottish, it' crap!

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (XoAz8)

62 Why punctuation is important: "Man Steals Date's Car" v. "Man Steals, Dates Car"
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (N1ZXu)

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"Let's eat, Grandma!".

"Lets eat Grandma!".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (+1YDx)

63 John Wayne is the best. His children adored him.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (+Tibp)

64 Pretty awesome...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xfWPqRtozh0

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 10:22 PM (PUmDY)

65 I guess folks are out having lives. Good for them.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

66 There were 3 made, 2 fully functional, and a rolling chassis for the wipeout scene.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (+1YDx)

And they aren't real Ferraris, just copies, with V8 engines. Probably better, more durable cars overall than the actual Ferraris that they copied, but imitations nevertheless.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (bNb8V)

67 M1A1/REOPADO 2 DORIFTOOOOOOO

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

(I like how the turbine/diesel noises are so distinct)

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (y87Qq)

68 MILEY: Be sure to rinse off that cucumber first.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (C+wjz)

Oh no, this isn't for me. I have a dedicated team of sex toys.
Besides, it' uncomfortably large. And unwaxed.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (txw6d)

69 If it's not Scottish, it' crap!

Yeah, that Cuban bag pipping is worse than Yoko....

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (LOq4H)

70 I think it's just Duke Wayne, not The Duke. Like I'm Grump, not The Grump.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 10:24 PM (yQpMk)

71 I need to win the lottery so I can bring this to the TX MoMee:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybhwq4ru

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 21, 2018 10:24 PM (0ReGO)

72 I like black current flavor in general. If Fanta offered it in the US I'd definitely try it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 21, 2018 10:24 PM (UENOA)

73 I lurves black currant.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:25 PM (txw6d)

74 https://preview.tinyurl.com/55cbtn
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (e9G8E)

I laughed at "A cucumber never wants to get it on when your nails are wet"

Tomorrow I'm getting a pedicure, so...

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:25 PM (8kkL4)

75 Bueller's Day Off was filmed in Northbrook, just north of where I grew up, in Evanston. I seem to remember driving the Ravines up there where that house is. Fun area of Chicago to grow up, especially back then.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (sM+h7)

76 Now summertime's here babe, need somethin' to keep you cool
Ah now summertime's here babe, need somethin' to keep you cool
Better look out now though, Dave's got somethin' for you
Tell ya what it is

I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by, oh my my
I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on a second baby

I got Old Fashioned Whiskey Cokes or shots

I'm your Whiskey man, baby, stop me when I'm passin' by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on, one more

Well, I'm usually passin' by just about eleven o'clock
Huh ha, I never stop, I'm usually passin' by, just around eleven o'clock
And if you let me cool you one time, you'll be my regular stop
All right boys

I got bim bam banana pops, dixie cups
I'll flavors and push ups too

I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy, yes
I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
They say all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Ah, one time

I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
They say all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
One time, boys
I'm your Whiskey man
I'm your Whiskey man
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-baby
Ah my, my, my
All my flavors are guaranteed to satis-uh-fy
Ow


Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (YdakM)

77 MILEY. That cucumber is sadly disappointed.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (C+wjz)

78 My 13-year-old niece is blonde. I and family intend to teach her all the dumb blonde jokes, so she can preemptively cut off anybody who tries them on her.


You'll need a brunet as an interpreter.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (yQpMk)

79 Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (C+wjz)

Especially rinse it off afterwards Miley.

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (kiSdp)

80 Insomniac: Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody

♪ I got no money so I can't get laid... ♪

(The world of misheard lyrics.)

(changes channel)

♪ Saturday night and everybody have fu-un.
You don' know but I'm a-havin' me so-ome.
Left me alone thought I would cry-y.
All alone you thought I would die.
Havin' a wild weekend
Havin' a wild weekend
Reelin' and a-rockin'
Rockin' and a-rollin' ♪

Posted by: mindful webworker - Dave Clark not Dick Clark at July 21, 2018 10:27 PM (lMyeR)

81 Anyone seen the Bonobos masculinity commercial? It deserves to be sent to the deepest regions of Hell.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (J70i0)

82 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (txw6d)

That's the second time today you've used the term "team" and I'm picturing them all harnessed to a sleigh, festively snorting steam into the winter night or something.

Tee hee.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (y87Qq)

83 70 I think it's just Duke Wayne, not The Duke. Like I'm Grump, not The Grump.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 10:24 PM (yQpMk)

I'd have to say its 'The Duke', John Wayne...

Just like 'The King' Elvis Presley...

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (NgKpN)

84 I got no money so I can't get laid...

Truth.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

85 I'd rather have a bourbon truck that drove around playing bluegrass.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (Izzlo)

86 ..."Besides, it's uncomfortably large. And unwaxed."
-Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (txw6d)

If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were describing Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (Ckg4U)

87 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH3CXmhZoYo

Saor Patrol - "Upyerockye"

Love this music!

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (XoAz8)

88 And they aren't real Ferraris, just copies, with V8 engines. Probably better, more durable cars overall than the actual Ferraris that they copied, but imitations nevertheless.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (bNb8V)

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Yeah, most likely jacked up Ford Windsor 351s with quad 4 barrel double pumpers.

It would be scary as hell to drop the hammer on one of those with such a small, light chassis.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (+1YDx)

89 All this talk of cucumbers has me wondering if this is Nookie Night all over the world.


Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (8kkL4)

90 I lurves black currant.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:25 PM (txw6d)

I have a black currant bush here at stately Peon Manor, but I am lucky to get a half-dozen juicy berries off it. Birds clean me out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (bNb8V)

91 You'll need a brunet as an interpreter.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (yQpMk)

Like she'll remember them 10 minutes later. Plus she'll have to sit perfectly still while hearing them because doing two things at once is too much for a blonde.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (J70i0)

92 89 All this talk of cucumbers has me wondering if this is Nookie Night all over the world.


Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (8kkL4)

Not in my corner of it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (NWiLs)

93 Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (XoAz

I was surprised at how different Scottish (almost forgot the c, which would be embarrassing) pipes sounded from Irish piping. To me Irish was much harsher and strident. I sort of liked the Scottish sound though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 21, 2018 10:30 PM (UENOA)

94 Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

Maybe you should try an online dating site.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:30 PM (8kkL4)

95 That's the second time today you've used the term
"team" and I'm picturing them all harnessed to a sleigh, festively
snorting steam into the winter night or something.



Tee hee.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (y87Qq)

A troika, to be precise. They all have to work together. It helps to have a choreographer.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (txw6d)

96 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wyQ-tScuzwM

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (PUmDY)

97 89
All this talk of cucumbers has me wondering if this is Nookie Night all over the world.







Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (8kkL4)


It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

Posted by: Billy Jeff at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (sXefu)

98 Kateurday ONT Compliance Videos

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020731020793065473

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020731706423332864

Posted by: kbdabear at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (0Ntuf)

99 Cucumber, cucumber, make me a match!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (km8m2)

100 a big ass cucumber, so I brought mine.

Which Moron was saying, a while back, that instead of putting the hyphen before the "ass" word (missing in the above quote) move it to after. I've been applying that since I read it and it's pretty funny.

Big ass-cucumber.

Posted by: mindful webworker - good time-Charlie at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (lMyeR)

101 Anyone seen the Bonobos masculinity commercial?
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (J70i0)


This is the only thing that came to mind for "Bonobo" so... I haven't seen it, no. Probably for the best. I'm OK with this instead.

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

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (y87Qq)

102 94 Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

Maybe you should try an online dating site.
Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:30 PM (8kkL4)

That would be futile. The studies show the ladies on those dating sights rate 80-90% of the men as below average and thus worthless. I am not in the top 10-20% of men.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

103 I like the whiskey truck idea.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (sdi6R)

104 Try speed dating. And if you know how to hotwire a car, you can date multiple women in one night all over your county!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (N1ZXu)

105 If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were describing Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (Ckg4U)

Uncomfortably large, or unwaxed?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (txw6d)

106 OK... need some Horde knowledge...


Need a new truck... don't really want a full size... but 4x4 a must.


so, Chevy Colorado? F150? Tacoma? Dodge?

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (NgKpN)

107 Not in my corner of it.

For some of us tonight is wondering if I will ever finish the pool deck or will the pool deck finish me.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (LOq4H)

108 The Irish Ullean pipes are much sweeter sounding than the scots bag pipes.
Also easier to tune.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commenter at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (w7KSn)

109 John Wayne is the best. His children adored him.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (+Tibp)

That's high praise for anyone. The first thing that got me to consider Trump seriously was that, even with the divorces, he seemed to have genuinely good relationships with his kids (of all ages). He seems to really like his grandkids too, which is more than can be said for Hillary.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (UENOA)

110 So what does everyone think Anthony Weiner is most likely doing in his jail cell right now?:

a) trying to give himself a blowjob
b) drawing naked women on the wall
c) fapping like the wind

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (km8m2)

111 "Uncomfortably large, or unwaxed?"
-Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (txw6d)

Yes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 21, 2018 10:34 PM (Ckg4U)

112 Yeah, most likely jacked up Ford Windsor 351s with quad 4 barrel double pumpers.

It would be scary as hell to drop the hammer on one of those with such a small, light chassis.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (+1YDx)

Judging from the photo, it's four dual-throat Weber downdraft carbs, so one venturi per cylinder. Keeping the Italian engineering look, too.

I imagine driving it would be very similar to driving a Shelby Cobra.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:34 PM (bNb8V)

113 That would be futile. The studies show the ladies on those dating sights rate 80-90% of the men as below average and thus worthless. I am not in the top 10-20% of men.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

Have a glass of wine before you write your profile. Have fun with it.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:35 PM (8kkL4)

114 Bueller's Day Off was filmed in Northbrook, just north of where I grew up, in Evanston. I seem to remember driving the Ravines up there where that house is. Fun area of Chicago to grow up, especially back then.
Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (sM+h7)

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Well hey there, past almost neighbor. Born and spent the first 24 of my 29 to the 26th anniversary years in Park Ridge. Maine South High School.

Our movie claim to fame was that parts of the Blues Brothers were filmed there.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:35 PM (+1YDx)

115 Besides, it' uncomfortably large. And unwaxed.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 21, 2018 10:35 PM (DMUuz)

116 a) trying to give himself a blowjob

b) drawing naked women on the wall

c) fapping like the wind

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (km8m2)


d) Shaving my balls.
Tomorrow is "date night".

Posted by: Tony W. at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (sXefu)

117 113 That would be futile. The studies show the ladies on those dating sights rate 80-90% of the men as below average and thus worthless. I am not in the top 10-20% of men.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

Have a glass of wine before you write your profile. Have fun with it.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:35 PM (8kkL4)

Damn... I've done VERY well with online dating over the years...

Does that mean I'm in the top 20%???


Who woulda thunk it?

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (NgKpN)

118 So what does everyone think Anthony Weiner is most likely doing in his jail cell right now?:


Huh. I just looked that up. He's actually in prison.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (fuK7c)

119 so, Chevy Colorado? F150? Tacoma? Dodge?
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (NgKpN)

Can't really go wrong with an F150, but Tacomas are pretty much bullet proof if you're looking for a truck to beat the hell out of for work.

Chevy and Dodge trucks have always struck me as flimsy somehow, despite all the bullshit marketing campaigns.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (BRvh1)

120 Need a new truck... don't really want a full size... but 4x4 a must.


so, Chevy Colorado? F150? Tacoma? Dodge?
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (NgKpN)

Mahindra? Are there even any mid-size or small pickups left in the North American marketplace?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (bNb8V)

121 Judging from the photo, it's four dual-throat Weber downdraft carbs----



I remember balancing Webers on my Dads MGB.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (YdakM)

122 Who"s bothering you now?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 10:38 PM (PUmDY)

123 That would be futile. The studies show the ladies on
those dating sights rate 80-90% of the men as below average and thus
worthless. I am not in the top 10-20% of men.


Posted by: Insomniac
---
Insomniac - I was in my 50s when I started dating again and used a online dating site. I'm not a good looking guy, just a normal shulb. I dated as much as I wanted too only limited by time and $$ and many times, the ladies asked me out.
I asked my *work spouse* what the hell was up - she told me, *Look dumbass, you're single, have a job, straight, and not a complete ass. That's pretty rare in todays dating scene.*

Maybe give it a try. Im thinking that describes you too. Well, except for the very last part.

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 10:38 PM (9rIkM)

124 Born and spent the first 24 of my 29 to the 26th anniversary years in Park Ridge. Maine South High School.


You spent 24 years in high school? Whoa!

Posted by: Spiccoli at July 21, 2018 10:38 PM (fuK7c)

125 I remember balancing Webers on my Dads MGB.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (YdakM)

Friends TR4A.... damn thing had 3 2 barrels...


Ran like a Raped Ape when balanced, but damn it was hard to get to run right...

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:39 PM (NgKpN)

126 Mahindra? Are there even any mid-size or small pickups left in the North American marketplace?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (bNb8V)


Aren't the Rangers supposed to be coming back, and the Hilux coming out in the US next year or something? I thought I heard that.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (y87Qq)

127 Can't really go wrong with an F150, but Tacomas are pretty much bullet proof if you're looking for a truck to beat the hell out of for work.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (BRvh1)

Mr. H hates his F150. It's one of the newer models with the engine that cuts off when sitting still.

I drive a Camry, and it's awesome. I told him he should get the full size Toyota truck, he thinks they are too expensive.

You get what you pay for.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (8kkL4)

128 118 So what does everyone think Anthony Weiner is most likely doing in his jail cell right now?:


Huh. I just looked that up. He's actually in prison.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (fuK7c)


To think that he was on a fast track to become the Mayor of New York City. So they got DeBolshevik instead.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (sdi6R)

129 I have no illusions about my dating market value. I'm not tall, I'm not rich, I'm not high-status, I'm divorced, I'm middle-aged, I have kids, I have no stability and no prospects for the future. As far as that scene goes, I'm basically garbage.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (NWiLs)

130 Gotta go. Not feeling so well. I still have the eight and thirteen-year-old to look after tomorrow.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*waves at Miley*

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (Ckg4U)

131 "you're single, have a job, straight,"

Swee -

"and not a complete ass"

There's ALWAYS a catch. Darn.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (N1ZXu)

132 I remember balancing Webers on my Dads MGB.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (YdakM)

If I had cubic $$$, and wanted to reproduce that look, I would gut out the Webers, hide a fuel injection nozzle in each one, and run the whole thing on an ECM like any modern car.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (bNb8V)

133 "24 "Here's your chance to purchase a part of history. You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off."


Before or after it gets destroyed?"

Just stop the movie right before it gets to the destroyed part and then it will be in good condition to buy.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (lD3vL)

134 >> Big ass-cucumber.

I've got one of those.

Posted by: Hope Solo at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (8O3HH)

135 As far as that scene goes, I'm basically garbage.


You underestimate the desperation of women. Set you sights low enough and you will find companionship and wet places for your willie.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 10:42 PM (fuK7c)

136 My high school alma mater movie and theater claim to fame..........Grease!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:42 PM (DAdSz)

137 Aren't the Rangers supposed to be coming back, and the Hilux coming out in the US next year or something? I thought I heard that.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (y87Qq)

I saw a Ranger at the NY auto show this spring.

Looks like a damn miniature of a Toyota Tundra.

Which is basically the same size as what the F150 used to be before they blew it up into the Ferd F-teen-thousand it is now.

What the hell, Ford. What the hell.

If Toyota does a good job with the Hilux (which I assume will just be a revamped Tacoma with some interior goodies), I might be a buyer.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 10:42 PM (BRvh1)

138 131 "you're single, have a job, straight,"

Swee -

"and not a complete ass"

There's ALWAYS a catch. Darn.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (N1ZXu)


Check.
Check.
Check.
Shit.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

139 Hey rickl, in re: your 665 on the last thread, do you live in or near CT by any chance?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (y87Qq)

140
We're in... the Yoko Zone!

Posted by: otho at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (LkFnL)

141 >> Besides, it' uncomfortably large. And unwaxed.

Those little spines can be a problem, I think. The little bumps might be nice. Waxing would indeed be indicated.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (8O3HH)

142 Need a new truck... don't really want a full size... but 4x4 a must.
so, Chevy Colorado? F150? Tacoma? Dodge?
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM


F150 is full size.

I recently bought a Tundra. I didn't consider the Tacoma, as the current generation has some dissing on the forums compared to the previous one. Toyotas are fantastic longevity-wise.

Ford seems to have some issues with the Eco-boost engines.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (DMUuz)

143 Before or after it gets destroyed?"

Just stop the movie right before it gets to the destroyed part and then it will be in good condition to buy.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (lD3vL)

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Thus proving not many people read the post content, or follow along down the comments.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (+1YDx)

144 139 Hey rickl, in re: your 665 on the last thread, do you live in or near CT by any chance?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (y87Qq)


No, PA.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (sdi6R)

145 No love for Dodge trucks here?

I have a bro-in-law who loves 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (km8m2)

146 I have no illusions about my dating market value. I'm not tall, I'm not rich, I'm not high-status, I'm divorced, I'm middle-aged, I have kids, I have no stability and no prospects for the future. As far as that scene goes, I'm basically garbage.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (NWiLs)

Stop giving excuses, get off your butt and give it a shot. What have you got to lose? I think you're an interesting human being with a lot to offer.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (8kkL4)

147 I've got one of those

Too bad it's attached to a big ass psychotic.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 10:45 PM (LOq4H)

148 No, PA.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (sdi6R)


About how long ago would this have been (the filming at the disused hospital)?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:45 PM (y87Qq)

149 -
--
Big ass-cucumber.


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

Ass-Cucumbers are available in many sizes.

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

Posted by: Anal Attentive at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (BShhQ)

150 And they aren't real Ferraris, just copies, with V8 engines. Probably better, more durable cars overall than the actual Ferraris that they copied, but imitations nevertheless.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Ferrari should sell kits.

Posted by: Jean at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (7/gO3)

151 Big ass-cucumber.
I've got one of those.
Posted by: Hope Solo


That's nothing. I have a big ass-autocucumber.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (Tyii7)

152 Goodnight, {{{Slap}}}!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (txw6d)

153 Happy Saturday horde, just checking in, I've got some alone time which is very precious to me, I'm going to listen to some music, I'll be back.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (nWc4E)

154 I have a black currant bush here at stately Peon
Manor, but I am lucky to get a half-dozen juicy berries off it. Birds
clean me out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (bNb8V)

Netting.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:47 PM (txw6d)

155 I have a big ass-autocucumber.
Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (Tyii7)


I continue to insist that you get superior warm analog tone from tube cucumber.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:47 PM (y87Qq)

156 Friends TR4A.... damn thing had 3 2 barrels...


Ran like a Raped Ape when balanced, but damn it was hard to get to run right...
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:39 PM (NgKpN)

I once worked for couple of years in a VW specialty shop. Some guy brought in a Porsche 911 for a tune-up, and the shop owner saddled me with the job. Did it by the book; back and forth with my Uni-Syn, balancing the airflow between the six venturis of the dual triple-throat Weber carbs. Even did a round-the-block road test, and it seemed OK to me.

And the car's owner was very happy with it, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:47 PM (bNb8V)

157 Nite all, tired here from working outside.

Only day off this week, we worked the Dog Park cookout today. Think we raised about $700. That was worth getting sunburned.

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 10:48 PM (yJ1e6)

158 Dinosaur down! Dinosaur down!

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:48 PM (CDGwz)

159 Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (NgKpN)

Define "very well". Let's hear some good stories.

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (kiSdp)

160 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (Zogyx)

161 Cheribebe: For true male hotness, no one beats Yul Brynner.
There's nothing wrong with John Wayne, mind you. I love nothing more than a good John Wayne movie (and the fact that he still drives liberals bat shit crazy), but Sexy Baldy leaves the Duke and any other contender in the dust. Pure sex on two legs.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- formerly Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (luqzw)

162 160 Good evening.
Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (Zogyx)

Says you.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

163 If I had cubic $$$, and wanted to reproduce that look, I would gut out the Webers, hide a fuel injection nozzle in each one, and run the whole thing on an ECM like any modern car.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I had a 1970 Buick GS 350. If I had cubic $$$ I would own a a restomod of that car. With a LS motor, modern suspension and Wilwood brakes. Oh and cutouts to piss people off occasionally.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (YdakM)

164 148
About how long ago would this have been (the filming at the disused hospital)?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:45 PM (y87Qq)


It was a few years ago. Five? Probably longer than I think.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (sdi6R)

165 I bet Mr. Mike Hammer doesn't bitch when he mixes concrete.
-------------

I use my smartphone app.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (CDGwz)

166 Aston Martin reveals flying car that could hit 200mph (link to Fox Business)

https://tinyurl.com/ydxrkafu

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (km8m2)

167 Dinosaur down! Dinosaur down!

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:48 PM (CDGwz)


Yoshi!

Posted by: Mario at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (sXefu)

168 Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (8kkL4)

I have extreme issues with rejection and failure, which also doesn't help.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

169 Netting.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:47 PM (txw6d)

That's an idea. But the bush is pretty dinky, and it just straggles on and on. Even if the birds got none, and all the berries ripened at once, there wouldn't be enough for a pie.

I should go to a nursery, and get some good berry bushes, and raspberry canes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:51 PM (bNb8V)

170 "Well hey there, past almost neighbor. Born and spent the first 24 of my 29 to the 26th anniversary years in Park Ridge. Maine South High School."
Posted by: Calm Mentor


Hey Calm. Played some football at ETHS, I seem to remember having played you guys. You know, back before I was 29 also.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:52 PM (sM+h7)

171 Those little spines can be a problem, I think. The little bumps might be nice. Waxing would indeed be indicated.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (8O3HH)

They wax 'em to keep the moisture in.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:52 PM (txw6d)

172 Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (CDGwz)

Golf clap

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 10:52 PM (3Pma+)

173 If I had cubic $$$, and wanted to reproduce that look, I would gut out the Webers, hide a fuel injection nozzle in each one, and run the whole thing on an ECM like any modern car.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------

The Ferrari mafia would hunt you down and do rude things to you.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:53 PM (CDGwz)

174
How about an fully automatic ass-cucumber? Rock 'n' roll buggery.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 10:54 PM (8O3HH)

175 Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (8kkL4)

You realize you can turn off the stop/start right?

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 10:54 PM (kiSdp)

176 Captain Josepha, hmm Yul does have a badassedness about him but he was a bit short.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (DAdSz)

177 Things I've learned about living in San Antonio.

Nice movie theaters (Of those, the best are *not* Alamo Drafthouse).

Liquor is cheaper here.

When surrounded by opportunity it is still possible for someone to fail utterly.

Bummer.

Posted by: Robert fucking gives up at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (Zogyx)

178 Rock 'n' roll buggery sounds like it's for young people.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (txw6d)

179 PK, back now, all clean and softened and good-smelling and stuff!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (QU+qf)

180 Holy cow. The redacted FISA indictment is shameful. What a bunch of liars.

Posted by: LAsue at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (Z48ZB)

181 Dating advice:

When you do finally go out with a female, be sure to regale her at length with how you're always depressed, long-time lonely, and never meet anybody nice. Emphasize your worst points. Gets their mommy-sympathy glands going every time.

Says a guy who hasn't dated since Ford pardoned Nixon.

Posted by: mindful webworker - trust me I'm a stable genius at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (lMyeR)

182 PK, back now, all clean and softened and good-smelling and stuff!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (QU+qf)

Would you like a cucumber?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (txw6d)

183 Yeah... I need a 4x4 for skiing... want a full size bed to haul toys...

Really hard to find a damn truck under 35K...

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (NgKpN)

184 Hey Calm. Played some football at ETHS, I seem to remember having played you guys. You know, back before I was 29 also.
Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:52 PM (sM+h7)

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I'm sure we did, and if the timing was right, you may have seen me on the field. I was the running back in the white/red away game jersey, if we were playing on your turf.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (+1YDx)

185 Says you.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

It's a social nicety one abides by and never means. I'm being....shit, what's the word...polite.

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (Zogyx)

186 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?

Survey says...?

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (XoAz8)

187 Posted by: mindful webworker - trust me I'm a stable genius at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (lMyeR)

I don't think that would be an effective strategy. Gals want winners, not losers.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (NWiLs)

188 John Wayne had an Airedale dog named "Duke" which is reported to be the source of his nickname.

Posted by: Marion Morrison at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (eQiEB)

189 My Tribe is takin' it to the Rangers. Wahoo.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (Tyii7)

190 It was a few years ago. Five? Probably longer than I think.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (sdi6R)


Allentown?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (y87Qq)

191 5' 10" or taller.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (C+wjz)

192 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?



Survey says...?

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (XoAz

5'8" and up?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (txw6d)

193 Good news: I found a tasty-sounding New Mexico red chile sauce recipe online today.

Bad news: It was at a site called "Brand New Vegan." Hmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (km8m2)

194 Aston Martin reveals flying car that could hit 200mph (link to Fox Business)

https://tinyurl.com/ydxrkafu
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (km8m2)

Well, they haven't revealed a flying car. They have revealed their concept of what a flying car might look like. And they all look goofy as hell. And ready to auger into the ground if one motor stops running. Go long on a accident-scene chalk.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (bNb8V)

195 5'9" and up. cause down sorta defeats the whole "tall" thing.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (LOq4H)

196 It's a social nicety one abides by and never means. I'm being....shit, what's the word...polite.
Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (Zogyx)

Heh. It's like when someone asks "How are you?" and you say "fine" or some such. They don't really want to know how you are, and you aren't going to tell them how you're really doing, either.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

197 192 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?



Survey says...?

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (XoAz

5'8" and up?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (txw6d)

Yup...


Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...


/facepalm

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (NgKpN)

198 AOP, wait 'til you see your insurance bill :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (km8m2)

199 Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (DMUuz)

Are Tacomas still breaking camshaft and tailgates?

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (kiSdp)

200 I thnk women are considered tall over 5 ft 7 inches

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (DAdSz)

201 >> At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?

Taller than you? Like the liberal definition of rich.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (8O3HH)

202 RANT of the DAY

When the Supergirl TV series started, I had some hope for it. They actress they cast was picture-perfect from the comics, and cute in the suit to boot. I liked the way they were promoting the show as kid-friendly, showing little girls dressed up super and looking up to her. Maybe this would rescue the character after that sad Supergirl movie.

Season 1 was tolerable. They had fun. They hat-tipped old series with the movie Supergirl as Mom and the Lois & Clark Clark actor as Dad. They made short, red-headed, freckle-faced Jimmy Olson into a big black guy because of course they did. Calista had some good lines.

Season 2 was Lesbian Action Gals - neither integral to the storytelling nor erotic, so plainly there only for social justice warrioring. Also, in DC-CW universe, Supergirl proves stronger, faster, and smarter than Superman. Because of course she is.

Season 3 toned down the Lez stuff a little bit, but then at the end they went all anti-2A. The agency supposed to defend us from extraterrestrial threats decided to use sandbags and rubber bullets instead of all the high-tech weaponry they had that's proven to work against rampaging superpowered extraterrestrials. Because of course.

And now Season 4 trailer comes out.

"The Universe is vast.
They come from outer space. [shot of many spaceships in the sky]
They take our jobs, our culture...."

I can see where this is going. Arrgggh. No thank you. For three seasons we've seen how extraterrestrial refugees have not only been welcomed to earth, but are fitting right in, when they can, assimilating and drinking at bars. Like Men in Black. Suddenly now we have to go all open borders for an invading mass because Trump?

As Bill the Cat would say, pttthhhbbbb.

/END RANT

Had to go somewhere, or I'd've had to save it as a text file and then I'd never see it again because too many files.

Posted by: mindful webworker - trust me I'm a stable genius at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (lMyeR)

203 Bad news: It was at a site called "Brand New Vegan." Hmmm...
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (km8m2)


There's absolutely nothing wrong, in and of itself, with a vegan dish. Especially a sauce or a side. Guacamole is vegan.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:01 PM (y87Qq)

204 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?

Survey says...?
Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (XoAz

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That is all relative. I'm 6'1", so 5'11" or more is a tall woman to me.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:01 PM (+1YDx)

205 mindful webworker, didn't the original Xena go full... uh... Subaru Outback after a few years on the air??

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:02 PM (km8m2)

206 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?


I'm 5'9" so any woman who's boobs are in my face if we are dancing.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:02 PM (YdakM)

207 hogmartin, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:02 PM (km8m2)

208 The Ferrari mafia would hunt you down and do rude things to you.
Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:53 PM (CDGwz)

Well, I wouldn't do that to a realFerrari, just to one of those ersatz ones, or to any V8 that was tricked out with multiple Webers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (bNb8V)

209 194
Well, they haven't revealed a flying car. They have revealed their concept of what a flying car might look like. And they all look goofy as hell. And ready to auger into the ground if one motor stops running. Go long on a accident-scene chalk.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (bNb8V)


A traffic jam with flying cars would be a memorable sight.

If you were safely on the ground and far enough away from the carnage.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (sdi6R)

210 Are Tacomas still breaking camshaft and tailgates?
Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (kiSdp)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AyI58aByko

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

211 "
I once worked for couple of years in a VW specialty shop. Some guy brought in a Porsche 911 for a tune-up, and the shop owner saddled me with the job. Did it by the book; back and forth with my Uni-Syn, balancing the airflow between the six venturis of the dual triple-throat Weber carbs. Even did a round-the-block road test, and it seemed OK to me.

And the car's owner was very happy with it, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon"


Which reminds me, I need to synchronize the 4 Kelhins on my 1980 cafe CB750.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (sM+h7)

212 Heh. It's like when someone asks "How are you?" and you say "fine" or some such. They don't really want to know how you are, and you aren't going to tell them how you're really doing, either.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

Them: How are you?

Me: Just took a shit that could choke a donkey and could swear I lost an inch around my waist so pretty goddamn good. What about you?

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (Zogyx)

213
A traffic jam with flying cars would be a memorable sight.

If you were safely on the ground and far enough away from the carnage.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (sdi6R)

Negative Maverick, the Pattern is full....

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (NgKpN)

214 5'6" is pretty tall for a goil.

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (Zogyx)

215
I once worked for couple of years in a VW specialty shop. Some guy brought in a Porsche 911 for a tune-up, and the shop owner saddled me with the job. Did it by the book; back and forth with my Uni-Syn, balancing the airflow between the six venturis of the dual triple-throat Weber carbs. Even did a round-the-block road test, and it seemed OK to me.

And the car's owner was very happy with it, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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I've had two cars with two-throat sidedrafts, a Datsun 510, and a Mazda CLC. In both cases, fitted by myself.

I had (damn, do I still have it?) a nifty carb synching device. It's made of plastic, and uses a very light vane which is attached to an indicator needle and scale.

And, I had a Unisyn also, which I handed off to someone, sometime.

Then...there were the Carb sticks, used for balancing four-carb bikes. They were, of course, mercury filled (we're all gonna die!). Sold those.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (xSo9G)

216
I just looked at the Gaussian for female height in the US. Mean is about 5' 4" ish, and 1 sigma is about 3".

A "tall woman" seems to be defined as > 2 sigma, which would be 5' 10". Very tall would be 6', 3 sigma.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (8O3HH)

217 5'8" and up?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (txw6d)


Hooray! I'm tall for a woman!

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (y87Qq)

218 @180
As heavily redacted as it is, it reveals breathtaking corruption and criminality.

If I were Trump I would EO everything out in unredacted form.

I love how they redacted the date of the application and exactly what they were asking the court to allow them to do as well as who assembled the FISA and host of other important facts.

Jeff Sessions is a disgrace.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (UfMVm)

219 Lesbian Action Gals

meh

Posted by: Itinerant Lesbians at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (Tyii7)

220 Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...


/facepalm
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (NgKpN)

"Slender": has to walk past a place twice to cast a shadow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:05 PM (bNb8V)

221 Tall is one thing, but 3'6" can be the perfect height.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (fuK7c)

222 So this is a sample of me when dealing with women I don't know. This happened today.

>bookstore with a Starbucks
>feel a case of the sadz coming on
>buy a book
>go to the Starbucks and order a big comfy decaf
>sit down at a chair, there's another one
>someone about my age comes in
>okay if I sit here?, she says
>sure, I say, smiling
>she orders some drink or other
>she comes back
>she says 'thank you'
>I joke, well, sure, it's not MY chair
>she gets up again, comes back, a few times
>I wave at her and smile the first time she comes back
>then she packs up her stuff and leaves
>I finish my coffee
>I walk back to the bookstore
>she is sitting on a chair over there

I just make women uncomfortable (or else they pity me, or worse) and that is something I have come to terms with.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

223 Slender? Was a great diet drink back in the 1970s and 80s. Great vanilla and chocolate flavors. You could get it in a powder or ready-made in a can.

Tasted remarkably like what the Boost energy drinks for seniors today, taste like...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (km8m2)

224 Ah! Found a pic of the vane type carb tool:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc2x3yej

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (xSo9G)

225 Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...

5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

226 Posted by: mindful webworker - trust me I'm a stable genius at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (lMyeR)

The original show runner was a male feminist and was fired for being creepy grabass piece of shit.

Did you see thhave trailer for the new Titans live action series?

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 11:07 PM (Zogyx)

227 Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

Yeah I better get out and buy one of them there Toyletas...buy F150. You can get it with an 8 foot bed too.

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:07 PM (kiSdp)

228 OK, back now, all clean and softened and good-smelling and stuff!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (QU+qf)

Would you like a cucumber?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (QU+qf)

229 >> Lesbian Action Gals

I'm sure that title is available on Pronhub.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (8O3HH)

230 Tasted remarkably like what the Boost energy drinks for seniors today, taste like...

Despair and BenGay?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (LOq4H)

231 I would say a woman is tall if in standard heels they exceed 5ft-9in
So about 5ft7in in bare feet.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (UfMVm)

232 >> So about 5ft7in in bare feet.

5' 7" is + 1 sigma. 5' 10" is 2 sigma.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:09 PM (8O3HH)

233 Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...
------------

I'd settle for Ebay sellers figuring out what 'In good condition' means.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (xSo9G)

234 I have already done the Terrain analysis. Two armored brigades could sweep down from Vancouver and be attacking Seattle in three hours. Add some infantry and they could own the city by morning.
The rest of us could be rid of them, Seattleites would welcome the liberators, and the Canucks could put those tanks to one final good use. Win Win all around.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (0tfLf)

235 5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

But we have to ask ourselves...

How big is her bank account?

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (Zogyx)

236 I just make women uncomfortable (or else they pity me, or worse) and that is something I have come to terms with.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

Sorry dude. That sucks. Nobody even comes near me at all. I must give off some kind of vibe that makes people avoid me. I'm some kind of weird freak I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

237 Chevy Chase could have used that cap closer in Caddy Shack.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (2DOZq)

238 Mike, I think eBay is pretty much dying at this point.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (km8m2)

239 I just make women uncomfortable (or else they pity me, or worse) and that is something I have come to terms with.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

Sounds like she was hoping for you to make conversation, and try to pick her up, but gave up on you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (bNb8V)

240 Dated a girl taller than me she was fun.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:12 PM (YdakM)

241
Despair and BenGay?
Posted by: some rat in the swamp
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Barely detectable overtone of urine.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:12 PM (xSo9G)

242 lol

Posted by: SMH at July 21, 2018 11:12 PM (ywKik)

243 225
5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)


Depends on what she looks like, but that could get my attention.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (sdi6R)

244 Sorry dude. That sucks. Nobody even comes near me at all. I must give off some kind of vibe that makes people avoid me. I'm some kind of weird freak I guess.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

Ya'll need a girl whisperer.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (2DOZq)

245 235 5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

But we have to ask ourselves...

How big is her bank account?
Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (Zogyx)

I leave the gold digging to the women and John Kerry. BIRM.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (NWiLs)

246 Yeah I better get out and buy one of them there Toyletas...buy F150. You can get it with an 8 foot bed too.
Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:07 PM (kiSdp)


That probably would have happened to any truck if you tried to tow it with the rear wheels locked up like that, but I don't know the whole story behind it. It's just kind of hard to stop watching.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (y87Qq)

247 Mike, I think eBay is pretty much dying at this point.
Posted by: qdpsteve
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I don't use it often, and usually for obscure parts. Just today received a used print head for my HP printer. We shall see.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (xSo9G)

248 'm sure that title is available on Pronhub.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (8O3HH)

Checked and it returned a bunch of fake aGal Gadot and Wonder Woman videos.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (Zogyx)

249 234 I have already done the Terrain analysis. Two armored brigades could sweep down from Vancouver and be attacking Seattle in three hours. Add some infantry and they could own the city by morning.
The rest of us could be rid of them, Seattleites would welcome the liberators, and the Canucks could put those tanks to one final good use. Win Win all around.

There's a bad choke point just south of B'ham
once past that, you should be able to not only do Seattle, but let Portland know where the bear shite in the buckwheat.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (LOq4H)

250 234. Diogenes - your enthusiasm is to be commended, but GECSPLAN is already in place, and there's no place for Leafs in it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (fA1SL)

251 I have already done the Terrain analysis. Two armored brigades could sweep down from Vancouver and be attacking Seattle in three hours. Add some infantry and they could own the city by morning.
The rest of us could be rid of them, Seattleites would welcome the liberators, and the Canucks could put those tanks to one final good use. Win Win all around.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (0tfLf)

Naw, they'd get hung up in the Greater Seattle I-5 traffic jam, and run out of gas somewhere near Sedro Wooley.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (bNb8V)

252 Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...

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

Hell, based on admittedly somewhat dated experience, I would be happy if they could figure out what "Body Type=Average" means.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (+1YDx)

253
218 @180
As heavily redacted as it is, it reveals breathtaking corruption and criminality.

If I were Trump I would EO everything out in unredacted form.

I love how they redacted the date of the application and exactly what they were asking the court to allow them to do as well as who assembled the FISA and host of other important facts.

Jeff Sessions is a disgrace.


This just has to shake something or someone loose. Knowing what we know now, this truly is a total disgrace to our system of justice

Posted by: LAsue at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (Z48ZB)

254 While there's no "perfect" truck, I can attest to the fact that Ford builds-in more hidden strength and structure, than any of it's competition.

This, in places the customer would never see, unless said truck is in a body shop being mended after a shunt.

No, I'm not going to list all of those built-up features, but they're there and they're real.

That being established though, the Chevy 1500s (now they call 'em Silverado, which used to be the badge reserved for the top end trim option, but I digress...)

Anyway, the 1500 will run and stay on the highway every bit as long as the ford, as witnessed by AOP's vaunted Suburbans.

But, we're talking about un-wrecked, or un-majorly damaged units here.

Oh, and a second case in point. You could remove all of the suspension and axles from an F-150 Raptor, stuff it all under any of the competition, and you'd still have a far weaker truck in structural terms, than the F-150.

Takes more than just the underbits of a Raptor, to make a Raptor.

Still, for the everyday truck owner? Buy any of the Big Three, and you won't go wrong.

Toyota is durable, but thirsty.

Nissan? Still not in the running, in my book, for a myriad of reasons.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (QzJWU)

255 244 Sorry dude. That sucks. Nobody even comes near me at all. I must give off some kind of vibe that makes people avoid me. I'm some kind of weird freak I guess.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

Ya'll need a girl whisperer.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (2DOZq)

I don't know what I need. I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

256 The commercials I REALLY don't trust are for this new(er) auction site, DealDash.

"I got this brand new fully-loaded 2019 Lamborghini Aventador for twelve cents at DealDash dot com!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (km8m2)

257 I was just curious to see if perceptions had changed over time. Going through my MIL's hoarder house and I found a parish bulletin from 1946 with an ad for a women's "tall" shop for ladies 5'7" and up.

Call Hemlock 1778 to make an appointment for a fitting.

I'm a bit over 5'7" and don't really think of myself as tall.

Anyway, I love this bulletin, it's charming, and they have a lovely tribute to the parishioners who died in WWII. It's the best thing I've pulled from the rathole... That and a vintage beaded Lemured handbag that my daughter fell in love with. It is beautiful.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (XoAz8)

258 245 235 5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

But we have to ask ourselves...

How big is her bank account?
Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (Zogyx)

I leave the gold digging to the women and John Kerry. BIRM.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (NWiLs)

Yup... Dated a Woman who was a multi millionaire a couple times in Denver...

Cheapest damn woman I ever met...

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (NgKpN)

259 Ya'll need a girl whisperer.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (2DOZq)

I'm pretty sure I have tinitus so you're gonna have to speak louder.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (Zogyx)

260 Like I said, in the dating world, I'm garbage.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (NWiLs)

261 Nissan? Their ramen noodles are tasty.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (km8m2)

262 5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender ---
Megan McCain? She has at least 40 of her pounds in her boobs.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (YdakM)

263 255
I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)


That's better than the wrinkling their nose with scorn look.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (sdi6R)

264 Five four and almost 200 lbs?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (PUmDY)

265 248 'm sure that title is available on Pronhub.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (8O3HH)

Checked and it returned a bunch of fake aGal Gadot and Wonder Woman videos.
Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (Zogyx)

BRB...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

266 I don't use it often, and usually for obscure parts. Just today received a used print head for my HP printer. We shall see.
Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (xSo9G)


eBay used to be good for getting lightly-used kit from people who traded up to the latest and greatest. Now it's all full-price new in box stuff - which is fine, but I can get it faster and a few bucks cheaper elsewhere - and eleventy billion identical storefronts selling the same CNC-milled aluminum part from Shenzhen. Which is fine for a lot of things, but it can be really hard to find a factory original in the search results clutter.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:18 PM (y87Qq)

267 The rest of us could be rid of them, Seattleites would welcome the liberators, and the Canucks could put those tanks to one final good use. Win Win all around.
Posted by: Diogenes
------------

Perhaps emboldened by success, they could grab off Detroit also. Hell, CN could have those tanks loaded up and over to Windsor by the next day.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:19 PM (xSo9G)

268
Supergirl "vs." Wonder Woman.

I'm sure that's been done.

Poison Ivy vs. Catwoman has.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:19 PM (8O3HH)

269 Shot some more film today, then headed over to Jewbilly Orchards. All the main house really needs is a new roof. And to get the oak tree out of the front parlor.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:20 PM (fA1SL)

270 Watching the first episode of the rebooted In Search Of.

Not bad,

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:20 PM (e7oj4)

271 That's better than the wrinkling their nose with scorn look

When I was 16 my dad took me aside and said:
"Son they all do it, just damn few are going to do it with you." sniff, how I miss that man.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:20 PM (LOq4H)

272 That's better than the wrinkling their nose with scorn look.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (sdi6R)

Or getting Maced, I guess. Still, it's really fucking depressing.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:20 PM (NWiLs)

273 266. Dude. EBay? Alibaba.com - go to the source.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (fA1SL)

274 Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (NgKpN)

She's a millionaire because she's cheap?

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (kiSdp)

275 I used to sell things on eBay, but I haven't in quite a while.
They charge too much, their shipping calculator sucks, and the buyer can rip you off too easily.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (8kkL4)

276 Still, for the everyday truck owner? Buy any of the Big Three, and you won't go wrong.
Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (QzJWU)


Don't care. Wanna Pinzgauer.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (y87Qq)

277 Yup... Dated a Woman who was a multi millionaire a couple times in Denver...

Cheapest damn woman I ever met...
Posted by: Don Q


My boss set me up for a date with a rich chick. She was a big gal and the payments would have been yuge for all the things she would buy me. So one date and out.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (YdakM)

278 logprof, I didn't even know there *was* a new In Search Of.

Today's topics should be juicy.

IN SEARCH OF:

... Madonna's modesty
... The Social Security lockbox
... Hillary's smoking gun

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (km8m2)

279 I just make women uncomfortable (or else they pity me, or worse) and that is something I have come to terms with.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

Yea...I don't know. She did ask to sit with you. Maybe it is bcz you didn't attempt conversation with her so she thought you were not interested. I have never done what she did, but if I had, and then the guy ignored me after saying it wasn't his chair, I'd prolly think I was invading his space. Unless I'm missing something in this story.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (vFd8X)

280 I'm available!

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (Tyii7)

281 Nissan? Still not in the running, in my book, for a myriad of reasons.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (QzJWU)

My neighbor has an 08 Nissan Titan, and it seems very Ford-like. Even has the same issue as some Ford models, in that getting to the rear spark plugs calls for lifting the cab off the chassis.

I dissected the cab of a '95 Silverado today. There is a lot of metal in the cowl area, not so much in the rest of the cab. A metal-cutting blade in a reciprocating saw does well on the frames and pillars, and a panel cutter in an air hammer for the flat areas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (bNb8V)

282 BRB...
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

Someone at Pornhub must surely be curious about a new trending search about now.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:23 PM (Zogyx)

283 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

Having met you at the last Morondevous I know there is nothing overtly wrong with you

thing is, I was always powerfully awkward around women. Still am, in reality, but I somehow lucked out and landed Mrs. Mahon. So for me, the pressure's off.

So, I guess I have no advice, other than endeavor to persevere.

You are good people, sir.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (EhZNT)

284 Or getting Maced, I guess. Still, it's really fucking depressing.
Posted by: Insomniac
---During my last annual physical, I told my GP that my eyes burned after sex. He just said *hmmmm* but the nurse piped up - I'll bet it's the pepper spray.

Posted by: Just the punchline at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (9rIkM)

285 Dude. EBay? Alibaba.com - go to the source.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (fA1SL)


No, I don't want the Chinese stuff. I want the option to filter it out at least. Sometimes it's fine, but sometimes I don't want it cluttering up the results 10:1 and crowding out the used OEM stuff.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (y87Qq)

286 There's a bad choke point just south of B'ham
once past that, you should be able to not only do Seattle, but let Portland know where the bear shite in the buckwheat.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM

Xxxxxxxx

That will not work. Oregon is about to put a $7.00 toll on the bridges and that would break the Canadian defense budget.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (0tfLf)

287 Don't care. Wanna Pinzgauer.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (y87Qq)

What about a Halflinger?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:25 PM (bNb8V)

288 278 logprof, I didn't even know there *was* a new In Search Of.

Today's topics should be juicy.

IN SEARCH OF:

... Madonna's modesty
... The Social Security lockbox
... Hillary's smoking gun
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (km8m2)

--First ep is actually about aliens.

History doubled down and had Zachary Quinto be the host.

I figured, what the hell, I'm down for a couple of episodes.

Doubt Hillary's bank account will be a focus.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:25 PM (e7oj4)

289 Gotta say - a man could get used to 'summering' in the mountains and passing the winter in Texas. Been here since late May, and no regrets when I see weather reports of highs of 105 back 'home.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:25 PM (fA1SL)

290 One problem for men getting old is that young women still look really, really good.

So we reflexively smile at them. We can't help it. We're wired that way.

They're all like, "EEW! Get away from me, perv!"

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (sdi6R)

291 Crickets are loud as shit

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (PUmDY)

292 @270
The hysterical thing is that it's hosted by Zachery Quinto who plays spock in the rebooted movies.
Zachery Quinto made noises that he was getting tired of playing Spock and didn't want to get type cast.

So him hosting a rebooted series that was fronted by Leonard Nimoy is ironic*.


* I believe this is the proper illustration of irony, it's so hard to tell these days.



Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (UfMVm)

293 Yea...I don't know. She did ask to sit with you. Maybe it is bcz you didn't attempt conversation with her so she thought you were not interested. I have never done what she did, but if I had, and then the guy ignored me after saying it wasn't his chair, I'd prolly think I was invading his space. Unless I'm missing something in this story.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel


Bingo.

Posted by: Eleanor: my spirit animal is Bill the Cat at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (QU+qf)

294 What about a Halflinger?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:25 PM (bNb8V)


You know what, sure, why not.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:27 PM (y87Qq)

295 17 I love John Wayne. The world needs more men like him, he smoked, he drank, he was tough as nails and hot as hell!
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM (DAdSz)


Boy did he ever smoke. Six packs a day. Six packs. Every day.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:27 PM (h2Bdk)

296 platypus/gumdrop/gorilla - I waved and smiled, which I thought was an invitation that a conversation could happen. Maybe that was too 'beta'. idk.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (N1ZXu)

297 That will not work. Oregon is about to put a $7.00 toll on the bridges and that would break the Canadian defense budget.

Bah! Mere childs play, OUR Gov wants to charge for EVERY mile one drives IN THE STATE...so a tax on Eastern WA.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (LOq4H)

298 Yea...I don't know. She did ask to sit with you. Maybe it is bcz you didn't attempt conversation with her so she thought you were not interested.


Two things: (i) You never know whether you're both in an I want to meet someone space. So you can be in the mood and picking up signals and she's oblivious because she's not in that state of mind.

(C) To overcome that ambiguity, you go for the most non-creepy compliment you can come up with. "Good gosh, I hope you don't mind a random compliment, but you are stunningly cute".

Or, you know, ask for her phone # and send a dick pic.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (fuK7c)

299 I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)



Ya know, I do that. Even if I think the guy is cute. I don't know why. It really makes it hard on them...they have to chance talking to me then. I try not to do it, but it is automatic. So don't take it too hard. Maybe they are like me. Or maybe they have a bf & don't want to encourage you. Maybe that's why I do it, actually. Auto-pilot from my previous relationships. Huh, never thought about that before.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (vFd8X)

300 and thanks Pug Mahon.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (N1ZXu)

301 No, I don't want the Chinese stuff. I want the option to filter it out at least. Sometimes it's fine, but sometimes I don't want it cluttering up the results 10:1 and crowding out the used OEM stuff.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (y87Qq)

eBay has become real bad for "keyword spamming", and they seem to be resolutely determined to do nothing about it. I will do a search for "Studebaker parts", and get ninety listings for faggy blue headlamp bulbs, and USB chargers that fit in the cigar lighter socket.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:29 PM (bNb8V)

302 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2018 11:29 PM (a66nm)

303 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)

304 Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (8kkL4)

What did you sell?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (3Pma+)

305 Cheribebe, ever hear Nina Blackwood on SiriusXM 80s on 8?

Her voice sounds she smokes at LEAST six packs a day, and has been for a long time. OMG.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:31 PM (km8m2)

306 Find out the most popular cologne women like, buy a puppy and a kitten, borrow a baby, rent a Lamborghini and drive all of you to a Michael Buble concert . You should be able to attract at least one or two females.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (2DOZq)

307 One problem for men getting old is that young women still look really, really good.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (

I'd add that not only do young women look really good, but the older you get younger women look even better.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (Zogyx)

308 Her voice sounds she smokes at LEAST six packs a day, and has been for a long time. OMG

Thought that about Kim Carnes (sp?)

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (LOq4H)

309 Posted by: platypus, gg channel


Bingo.
Posted by: Eleanor: my spirit animal is Bill the Cat at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (QU+qf)

Not all men are slick playboys adept at scoring chicks. My one move was crippling awkwardness.

It worked exactly one time.

That and Bacardi 151. The future Mrs. Mahon was also in her cups.


But it worked.

Hang in there, BTH.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (EhZNT)

310 My boss set me up for a date with a rich chick. She was a big gal and the payments would have been yuge for all the things she would buy me. So one date and out.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (YdakM)

----------

I married one that came from a moderately wealthy family, but was not wealthy when we married. We did things together, pooled our cash, and got along just great. I was contributing 2x the income to hers, which was helpful in getting along so well.

Her 2 parents passed about 10 years into the marriage, and as soon as she had posession of their money, all that changed. I actually suggested taking a part of that money and paying off the house (it was about 1.6 million that she got).

Her answer? "That money was meant for ME, and to pass it down to our daughter". The beginning of the end.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (+1YDx)

311 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)

I remember seeing John Wayne's yacht, the Grey Goose, which was a converted minesweeper, in the waters of Georgia Strait, near Bowen Island. He enjoyed fishing around there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (bNb8V)

312 Ya know, I do that. Even if I think the guy is cute. I don't know why. It really makes it hard on them...they have to chance talking to me then. I try not to do it, but it is automatic. So don't take it too hard. Maybe they are like me. Or maybe they have a bf & don't want to encourage you. Maybe that's why I do it, actually. Auto-pilot from my previous relationships. Huh, never thought about that before.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (vFd8X)

That's interesting I guess but when it's a universal response it's not them it's me.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (NWiLs)

313 303 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)


Yes, it's pretty good luck. My dad smoked two packs a day and had a heart attack at age 50. Still alive almost 30 years later, though.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:33 PM (h2Bdk)

314 Occupy all of it. What does that mean?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:33 PM (PUmDY)

315 platypus/gumdrop/gorilla - I waved and smiled, which I thought was an invitation that a conversation could happen. Maybe that was too 'beta'. idk.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (N1ZXu)


Without being there it is hard to know. I'm just saying it isn't necessarily a rejection...or something bad about you. Unless you didn't shower, or smelled like Old Spice. I hate Old Spice.

Could be many reasons. The wave and smile when she was sitting right there may have been creepy. Especially if she was nervous and doesn't do this a lot. Also, don't know ages, and that can impact things.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (vFd8X)

316 311 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)

I remember seeing John Wayne's yacht, the Grey Goose, which was a converted minesweeper, in the waters of Georgia Strait, near Bowen Island. He enjoyed fishing around there.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (bNb8V)


He loved the ocean and hated flying. So what did they do when he died? Named the airport after him.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (h2Bdk)

317 qdp I love Nina Blackwood and listen to her on XM radio. She has a bourbon and cigarettes voice. Did back in the 80s too.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (DAdSz)

318 Former President Barack H. Obama had a slip of the tongue during a speech in Kogelo, Kenya today: He was not born in the USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQqZO8H7F8w

Posted by: ahem at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (lKGzI)

319 Five four and almost 200 lbs?



Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (PUmDY)


Well, ok. I'm 250.

Posted by: Sonia Sotomayor at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (sXefu)

320 I've been doing a lot of ebaying lately...the sellers are jerks. $19.75 to ground ship a four inch by five inch box that's mostly styrofoam? Really? GFY.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (XoAz8)

321 Could be many reasons. The wave and smile when she was sitting right there may have been creepy. Especially if she was nervous and doesn't do this a lot. Also, don't know ages, and that can impact things.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (vFd8X)

A wave and smile could be taken as a polite dismissal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (bNb8V)

322 Dudes, don't wave to a lady. Hoist your glass, give her a nod and a smirk, and then look away as you take a drink.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (fA1SL)

323 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody


Posted by: Insomniac


You and Ted Williams

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (2s3aR)

324 I remember seeing John Wayne's yacht, the Grey Goose, which was a converted minesweeper, in the waters of Georgia Strait, near Bowen Island. He enjoyed fishing around there.

Yes, he loved Puget Sound...the Station I worked for lost its cook for two weeks when he showed up.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (LOq4H)

325 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)

72 isn't so young, right? Until it's less than 10 years away. Then you think, holy crap...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (txw6d)

326 323 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody


Posted by: Insomniac


You and Ted Williams
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (2s3aR)

Well. Things just suddenly came to a head.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (NWiLs)

327 What is your problem with Old Spice?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (PUmDY)

328 303 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)


I certainly did like my cigarettes, but I couldn't even imagine six packs a day.

I suspect he would light one, take a puff, then leave it in an ashtray and forget about it. Then light another one, etc. Rinse and repeat.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (sdi6R)

329 317 qdp I love Nina Blackwood and listen to her on XM radio. She has a bourbon and cigarettes voice. Did back in the 80s too.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (DAdSz)

--Nina Blackwood or Martha Quinn? Classic dilemma.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (e7oj4)

330 Her answer? "That money was meant for ME, and to pass it down to our daughter". The beginning of the end.
Posted by: Calm Mentor
----
Ouch!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (9rIkM)

331 Ace*s liver, my gramma smoked Chesterfields and drank black coffee. That was her main nutrient source. She died at 83 years old and sharp and honey as ever.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (DAdSz)

332 320 I've been doing a lot of ebaying lately...the sellers are jerks. $19.75 to ground ship a four inch by five inch box that's mostly styrofoam? Really? GFY.
Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (XoAz


I used to work in logistics. Even back before the internet it was pretty common for companies to make all their profit on the shipping.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (h2Bdk)

333 322 Dudes, don't wave to a lady. Hoist your glass, give her a nod and a smirk, and then look away as you take a drink.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (fA1SL)

Finish your drink and go home alone.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (NWiLs)

334 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.

Posted by: Insomniac


You'll never lose an argument that way

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (2s3aR)

335 Nina Blackwood?

Meh.

Martha Quinn.

Yummy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (EhZNT)

336 James: "Sunday Morning" (cover)

https://youtu.be/8MRCo8nBg74

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (e7oj4)

337 Not *honey*. *HONERY*
Sometimes I hate this fvcking ipad!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (DAdSz)

338 logprof, Martha Quinn, Alan Hunter and all the other original MTV VJs still sound *exactly* the same.

Nina Blackwood OTOH... ;-)
But Cheribebe, I understand where you're coming from...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (km8m2)

339 Some random items based on discussion above.

I have a twelve pack of Vimto, a black current soda licensed from Yorkshire. I first encountered it at The Strand Hotel in Rangoon in the early 80's and couldn't find it Stateside for 30 years. It is quite good. Can't speak for the Fanta product.

I have a 17 Chevy Silverado 1500 that has been a great vehicle for its first 25k miles. Can't say that about a lot of other trucks I've owned. It also gets better gas mileage than the Tacoma.

I also have a 08 Tacoma that just recently had a new frame put under it as part of some class action suit. Dealer told me the cost of the repair would have been between 13 and 15,000 dollars. As the truck has 150,000 on it, I would have gladly made a deal.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (FTlwv)

340 Or, you know, ask for her phone # and send a dick pic.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (fuK7c)

What, you mean like Nixon?

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (Zogyx)

341 Well, ok. I'm 250.
Posted by: Sonia Sotomayor at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (sXefu)

Slender by Supreme Court Standards.

Posted by: Chief Justice William H. Taft at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (M+sEY)

342 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.

Posted by: Insomniac


You'll never lose an argument that way
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (2s3aR)

Says you.

Posted by: Sybil at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (2DOZq)

343 337 Not *honey*. *HONERY*
Sometimes I hate this fvcking ipad!
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (DAdSz)


Ornery?

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:39 PM (h2Bdk)

344 I got issues, but multiple personality disorder isn't one of them.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:39 PM (NWiLs)

345 That's interesting I guess but when it's a universal response it's not them it's me.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (NWiLs)

What is a "universal" response? 10 girls in a year? You do have that grim bent in how you see things. Also, I have no idea how dressed down and unshowered you are when these things occur. I guess I'm not totally buying your perception.

Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

346 35 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass cucumber, so I brought mine. I'll just leave it on the counter here, in case anyone needs it.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (txw6d)

Newsletter?

Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (PJmyj)

347 As I recall, Nina Blackwood bears (or used to bear) something of a resemblance to Stevie Nicks...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (km8m2)

348 Slender by Supreme Court Standards.
Posted by: Chief Justice William H. Taft at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (M+sEY)

Ruth Buzzy Gainsburger weighs about 50 pounds, or so I figure.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (EhZNT)

349 I remember the leftists were a bit worried about Sotomayor. She has diabetes, and they wanted Obama to appoint someone like RBG who would cling to life with an iron grip.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (h2Bdk)

350 The item about the tanks reminds me, I just finished reading the Moron-recommended 'Jadotville', which is an account of an Irish Army action in the Congo.

That caused me to wonder about the existence of an Irish Air Force, which there is. 733 personnel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (CDGwz)

351 I got issues, but multiple personality disorder isn't one of them.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:39 PM (NWiLs)


Alls I knows is, all my personalities think you're swell! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (km8m2)

352 Obama has a gay mustache now.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)

353 Horny?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (txw6d)

354 Did you know...?

Cranberry juice is so healthy and cleansing that if you use it as a mixer, it counteracts any potential negative effects of alcohol.

True because you read it on the internetz.

Posted by: mindful webworker - #TrueFacts at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (macz7)

355 340 Or, you know, ask for her phone # and send a dick pic.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (fuK7c)

What, you mean like Nixon?
Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (Zogyx)

No.No.No.No. Girls love receiving pics of your masculine clitoris.

Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (PJmyj)

356 345. This. This can be a problem. I look like an underfed Leonid Brezhnev and have eyebrows that would make Thufir Hawat envious. Sometimes, a man really can be too handsome.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (fA1SL)

357 353 Horny?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (txw6d)


Now that would be impressive.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (h2Bdk)

358
Ruth Buzzy Gainsburger weighs about 50 pounds, or so I figure.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
------------

Dry, or curb weight?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (CDGwz)

359 One thing about Martha Quinn back in the 80s was that it was unusual at the time for a cute chick to be named Martha.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (sdi6R)

360 I live in a small town. And the really hot Young gal that bartends hits on me all the time. Should I wonder if that's because I'm a good tipper or she wants me sexually?

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (YdakM)

361 I remember the leftists were a bit worried about Sotomayor. She has diabetes, and they wanted Obama to appoint someone like RBG who would cling to life with an iron grip.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (h2Bdk)


In the SCOTUS lunch room back in the day, Thomas and Scalia used to enjoy making Sonia play 'keep away' with her insulin.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (km8m2)

362 352 Obama has a gay mustache now.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)

Just had a creepy image of BHO as the Guy from Harlem.

Just vomited a whole lot. BBL.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (EhZNT)

363 Obama has a gay mustache
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)


*throws Radio Londres codebook into the fire*
*destroys radio*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (y87Qq)

364 live in a small town. And the really hot Young gal that bartends hits on me all the time. Should I wonder if that's because I'm a good tipper or she wants me sexually?
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (YdakM)

Could be both.

Posted by: Sybil at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (2DOZq)

365 Her 2 parents passed about 10 years into the marriage, and as soon as she had posession of their money, all that changed. I actually suggested taking a part of that money and paying off the house (it was about 1.6 million that she got).

Her answer? "That money was meant for ME, and to pass it down to our daughter". The beginning of the end.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (+1YDx)

Well, I kind of felt that way about my inheritance from my mother. For a long time I still thought of it as "her" money, and that she would want her blood to have it. Me, and then her grandchildren. We did end up paying the mortgage and a line of credit off with it, but I had those same feelings right at the start.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (XoAz8)

366 338 logprof, Martha Quinn, Alan Hunter and all the other original MTV VJs still sound *exactly* the same.

Nina Blackwood OTOH... ;-)
But Cheribebe, I understand where you're coming from...
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (km8m2)

--MQ? Totaally hittable.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (e7oj4)

367 Obama has a gay mustache now.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)



Wound my heart with a monotonous languor.

Posted by: Radio London at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (sXefu)

368 Cranberry juice is awesome. I should drink more of this.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (N1ZXu)

369 Ruth Buzzy Gainsburger weighs about 50 pounds, or so I figure.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
------------

Dry, or curb weight?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (CDGwz)


According to the folklore, she can't touch running water.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (y87Qq)

370 Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

Heh. No. My eyes are technically blue but are more of a darkish gray color now. I wouldn't describe myself as handsome, either. Maybe a hair above average, at the absolute best.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

371 343 why yes, I am an idiot

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (DAdSz)

372 The first time I saw a pic of Suzanne Vega, I thought she looked a bit like Martha Quinn.

But then I'm weird. I also think my personal counselor looks a bit like Laura Nyro did back in the late 1960s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (km8m2)

373

Miley, did the lesbians use the cucumber? If so you could probably auction it off here...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (AyGZp)

374 What is your problem with Old Spice?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (PUmDY)


I don't like how it smells. I'm very impacted by scents. So I picked that one for my example in my post.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (vFd8X)

375 352 Obama has a gay mustache now.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)

Any mustache Barry could have would be gay.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (NWiLs)

376 No.No.No.No. Girls love receiving pics of your masculine clitoris.
Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (PJmyj)

Obama?

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (Zogyx)

377 371 343 why yes, I am an idiot
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (DAdSz)


Nah. That's one of those words people use in speech but you hardly ever see written down.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:48 PM (h2Bdk)

378 Miley, did the lesbians use the cucumber? If so you could probably auction it off here...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (AyGZp)

Were they mocking Bruce Jenner, seeing as he is now, ah, unencumbered?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (bNb8V)

379 I am a loyal old spice deodorant user

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (PUmDY)

380 Obama has a gay mustache now.

If Michelle was his beard, then what is the meaning of mustache?

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (sdi6R)

381 Funny fact about Laura Nyro:

50 years after she wrote this song, nobody STILL can figure out what the $%*& Laura was talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJZztwQ0C0

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (km8m2)

382 Any mustache Barry could have would be gay.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (NWiLs)

Spirit gum FTW!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (EhZNT)

383 Well, I kind of felt that way about my inheritance from my mother. For a long time I still thought of it as "her" money, and that she would want her blood to have it. Me, and then her grandchildren. We did end up paying the mortgage and a line of credit off with it, but I had those same feelings right at the start.
Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (XoAz

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

That would have been fine, if she had continued working and paying her share of the bills.

Coincidentally, I'm quite sure, she decided within a month of settling out their estate, that she was was not happy at her job, so she quit and then came home and told me about it. Not a word in advance.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (+1YDx)

384


Obama has a gay mustache... Obamahas a gay mustache...Implement...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (AyGZp)

385
Eye contact is an incredibly complex game. Most of this body language stuff makes my eye glaze over, and I say screw it, I'm just gonna be myself and not worry.

But if you're interested you can read tons of shit.

Prolonged eye contact with a stranger is not something you want to do. It can be a sign of aggression and creepiness.

A woman who is interested in you isn't going to stare at you.

A flirty eye game is to look at you, and when return eye contact, to look away, usually down, and then quickly return briefly. Now, she does that. You look down, and then go back and see if she's looking back at you.

Now, the "I'm not interested, stay away from" eye avoidance is usually looking *up* and away. That's usually a strong signal of disinterest.

The torso is also important. If they look like the turn away from you, that's disinterest.

The thing is, all this varies greatly, and to really interpret bodily language, you need to know their baseline. And that's why I say the hell with it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

386 Dudes.....skip the Old Spice and similar synthetic scents. Get some Bay Rum or Florida Water for aftershave. Alpa Fougere for cologne. Maybe some 4711 Kolnigschwasser for warm weather, or some Hoyt's if'n yer old skool, and call it a day.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (fA1SL)

387 Bay rum. The aftershave. Getyousome. Wear it everywhere.

That's the Universal Female Solvent, as far as I'm concerned

.

Posted by: Eleanor: my spirit animal is Bill the Cat at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (QU+qf)

388 Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

Heh. No. My eyes are technically blue but are more of a darkish gray color now. I wouldn't describe myself as handsome, either. Maybe a hair above average, at the absolute best.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (NWiLs)



Stunningly, btw. Typo. If you describe yourself as a hair above average, it's probably better. I just don't think your "universal" is really "universal" if based on a super small sample size. I can think of so many things and so many reasons for the lookaway. Maybe your anger/bitterness shows in your face. Who knows. Maybe flashing them in your raincoat scares them.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (vFd8X)

389 377 the challenge of spelling and then fighting with auto-cucumber can be frustrating. Of course I keep the cucumber on because I cannot type!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (DAdSz)

390 If Michelle was his beard, then what is the meaning of mustache?
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (sdi6R)


So he won't look like a Mennonite????

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (EhZNT)

391 299 I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

Ya know, I do that. Even if I think the guy is cute. I don't know why."

It's because it's an aggressive move in public between 2 people who don't know each other, especially if there isn't any conversation preceeding it, and any woman with even the slightest bit of sense will automatically react to that as a threat. (on a level that even her conscious mind won't realize)

This entire idea that 2 people can just meet at random and hit it off in 2 minutes with no introductions is a cultural fantasy that's caused a huge amount of damage. Men and women need some form of social connection before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.

Bars? forget it. Internet? For every relationship that works, 100 turn out to be 1 dude talking to another dude. Sad but true. If someone is truly looking for a relationship, they gotta start by looking in the right places, and forgetting about the wrong places.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (V2Yro)

392 I am a loyal old spice deodorant user
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (PUmDY)

It's a shame they don't make it to smell like Lionel locomotive smoke.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (bNb8V)

393 Eye contact is an incredibly complex game.

Especially when you're getting a great beejer...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (AyGZp)

394 Nina Blackwood is infinitely hotter than Martha Quinn.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (PUmDY)

395 Soap and water is always the best scent...clean. Especially during the day.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (vFd8X)

396 Spirit gum FTW!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (EhZNT)

If Justin Trudeau can wear fake eyebrows, why shouldn't our own Barry sport a little lip weasel?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (txw6d)

397
Obama has a gay mustache... Obamahas a gay mustache...Implement...

OK me and the hot chick will derail the train.....the rest of you, something, something.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (LOq4H)

398 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

Christ. Just shoot me now.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (NWiLs)

399 There are a couple inaccuracies on the Fanta List, it lists fruit Punch twice under United States and it says that Mango is only available in New Jersey and the Southeast; a fact a can prove wrong by buying a bottle of it at any local gas station here in California.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (M+sEY)

400 Were they mocking Bruce Jenner, seeing as he is now, ah, unencumbered?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



Is there any proof of that? He's now dating a 21 yr old blonde hot chick. I'm thinking his trans is a ruse for money and young hot chicks.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (YdakM)

401 Obama has a gay mustache... Obamahas a gay mustache...Implement...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (AyGZp)

*crackle*

the hoe is leaning awkwardly against the shed

the hoe is leaning awkwardly against the shed

*crackle*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (EhZNT)

402 Spirit gum FTW!!!
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (EhZNT)

Really?

Posted by: Justin Trudeau's wandering eyebrow at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (bNb8V)

403 The torso is also important. If they look like the turn away from you, that's disinterest.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (8O3HH)


This.

I find the torso to be the most, whaddayacallit, sensual part of the broad.

Dame. Sorry, dame.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:54 PM (y87Qq)

404 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (km8m2)

--My hippie stepdad always like Laura Nyro.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:54 PM (e7oj4)

405 . Men and women need some form of social connection before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.

Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (NWiLs)

406 Is there any proof of that? He's now dating a 21 yr old blonde hot chick. I'm thinking his trans is a ruse for money and young hot chicks.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (YdakM)


Supposedly after his decathlon win he told a close friend his lifelong goal was to avoid working any job ever.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (h2Bdk)

407
We have a Camry for our transportation module. I don't like it at all, bought it for my wife. She loves the thing.
That said, I'd unhesitatingly recommend the vehicle for a long term unit.
Damn things are bulletproof, ours has been totally reliable. We bought it in 03 and it still looks like new. I've put 2 timing belts in it and at 132k yet has the original rear brakes. My taste in cars simply does not run to front drive, plus it's a bit small for me, but perfect for my wife.

My rides are an 87 Ramcharger and a brand new 68 Plymouth Road Runner.
None of the newer vehicles interest me an iota.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (S/hVx)

408 Is there any proof of that? He's now dating a 21 yr old blonde hot chick. I'm thinking his trans is a ruse for money and young hot chicks.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (YdakM)

Last photo I saw was him and a blonde tranny with a jawbone the size of Texas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (bNb8V)

409 logprof, I find it interesting she never became that well known.

I assume it had to do with the what I've read, that she hated to tour or even do television appearances. So she was kind of like Nick Drake, I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:56 PM (km8m2)

410 Maybe I should tell my recent grocery store story. If the guy focused on it, he would think I was avoiding him...when it had nothing to do with him...it was all my own crap. I can be skittish.

Plus, there was the whole just rolled out of bed and 7 AM in the morning. Maybe I looked okay from a distance, but up close I was gonna scare him, so I had my own insecurity thing going.

I'm just saying, don't think it is you.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:56 PM (vFd8X)

411 Really?
Posted by: Justin Trudeau's wandering eyebrow at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (bNb8V)

Dude, you're student body president of America's Hat. You should have better makeup artists.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:56 PM (EhZNT)

412 405. Dance classes. Worth it for the social interaction and the skill you'll gain. Ladies like a man who's graceful and strong. And it'll do wonders for your self-confidence.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:57 PM (fA1SL)

413 Stunningly, btw. Typo. If you describe yourself as a hair above average, it's probably better. I just don't think your "universal" is really "universal" if based on a super small sample size. I can think of so many things and so many reasons for the lookaway. Maybe your anger/bitterness shows in your face. Who knows. Maybe flashing them in your raincoat scares them.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (vFd8X)

So you're saying I should switch to a trenchcoat?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:57 PM (NWiLs)

414 394 Nina Blackwood is infinitely hotter than Martha Quinn.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (PUmDY)

--Hotter, but not cuter.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (e7oj4)

415 391
Men and women need some form of social connection before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and work.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (V2Yro)


The Left has succeeded in making school and work dangerous as hell if not impossible.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

416
My cat Sandy's body language is very clear. He's saying feed me a damned can of Fancy Feast right now or I keel you!

He was being ignored so, he stand up and claws my legs. I reach down to pet him on the head. When I do that, and he's wanting to be fed, he reaches up and grabs my hand with his claws and sort of bites (not hard).

The message is "Look at me!" When I do, off to the food bowl he heads, looking to make sure I'm following behind him.

I'm pussy whipped big time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (8O3HH)

417 We have a Camry for our transportation module.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (S/hVx)


Not for nothing, "the Camry of x" is a commonly-accepted shorthand for something in its class that isn't expensive or flashy but gets the job done reliably.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (y87Qq)

418 *the really hot Young gal that bartends hits on me all the time. Should I wonder if that's because I'm a good tipper or she wants me sexually?
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (YdakM)*

You are over thinking it.

Posted by: tbodie at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (21UM+)

419 The Left has succeeded in making school and work dangerous as hell if not impossible.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (sdi6R)


And church... if you're not a believer it seems kind of lame to go to church looking for a date.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:59 PM (h2Bdk)

420 Home hurray and catching up on comments.

qdpsteve #205: didn't the original Xena go full... uh... Subaru Outback after a few years on the air??

Not a fan of the series. At least they were gals a guy might want to watch in, uh, action.

I don't have any problem with sexual deviation in fiction when it is well-placed. Social Justice Whining is too often the only purpose. Blast from the Past had an absolute great gay guy, just a gay guy, no sex stuff, but a funny fey foil for the innocent (and manly) Frasier character.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wondering women? at July 21, 2018 11:59 PM (macz7)

421 394 Nina Blackwood is infinitely hotter than Martha Quinn.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (PUmDY)

--Hotter, but not cuter.
Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (e7oj4)

"Cute" often has a much longer shelf life than "hot." I'll take cute every time.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (EhZNT)

422 "Prolonged eye contact with a stranger is not something you want to do. It can be a sign of aggression and creepiness.



A woman who is interested in you isn't going to stare at you."
This is absolutely true.

Women like appreciative glances, but prolonged eye contact always immediately set off alarm bells.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (H80UQ)

423 The Left has succeeded in making school and work dangerous as hell if not impossible."

Oh, I know. And this is why I know they're gonna burn out - within 10 years, everyone, ESPECIALLY the up and coming generation, is gonna hate them for what they've done. They're puritans who won't admit how viciously religious they are, and they are gonna face a hell of a backlash.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (V2Yro)

424 Men and women need some form of social connection
before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and
work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes
other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.



Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (NWiLs)

This blog is a social connection.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (txw6d)

425 412 405. Dance classes

==

volunteer at animal rescues
single women love puppies and kittens

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (hMwEB)

426 419 The Left has succeeded in making school and work dangerous as hell if not impossible.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

And church... if you're not a believer it seems kind of lame to go to church looking for a date.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:59 PM (h2Bdk)

Even if you are, your odds of finding someone in your age cohort who's single and potentially interested are minuscule.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (NWiLs)

427 Not for nothing, "the Camry of x" is a commonly-accepted shorthand for something in its class that isn't expensive or flashy but gets the job done reliably.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (y87Qq)

As in: "Minx 0.7 alpha is the Camry of blog software".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (bNb8V)

428 *Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The Duke.*

Always a good thing.

Posted by: tbodie at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (21UM+)

429 Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (NWiLs)


Yes, no one is going to push a girl thru your USB port.

But plenty of people have managed to meet outside of the above three social deals. However, you know you turn those down. Backwards Boy gigs comes to mind. I'm not gonna cut you complete slack.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (vFd8X)

430 If I was gonna advise someone on where to find a partner, I would say pick between being a Catholic or a Baptist, and start taking some bible classes. Both outfits are full of women looking for partners, of all ages.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (V2Yro)

431 Why did people burn a flag outside of Maxine's office?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (PUmDY)

432 424 Men and women need some form of social connection
before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and
work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes
other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.



Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (NWiLs)

This blog is a social connection.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (txw6d)

But not a physical one. I certainly don't expect to be set up with anyone by anyone from the HQ.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (NWiLs)

433 This blog is a social connection.

but the 1200 mile separation is a bit of a deal buster.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (LOq4H)

434 403 The torso is also important. If they look like the turn away from you, that's disinterest.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

This.

I find the torso to be the most, whaddayacallit, sensual part of the broad.

Dame. Sorry, dame.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:54 PM (y87Qq)

Yo!

Posted by: Sarah Refrigerator Silverman at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (PJmyj)

435 425. This is also an excellent suggestion. Though lions are carnivorous, yet they hang out in the savanna.
Ya go where your quarry is.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (fA1SL)

436 424 Men and women need some form of social connection before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.
Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.

This blog is a social connection.

Plus, no splooge to clean up afterwords. Usually. Well, not often. Unless KDB is posting. Then, well accidents happen.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (AyGZp)

437 And church... if you're not a believer it seems kind of lame to go to church looking for a date.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:59 PM (h2Bdk)

I don't think I'd be off to say that about 50% of the men who have ever darkened a church's door have gone there for that reason alone. Even in the old days.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (V2Yro)

438 I'm pussy whipped big time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (8O3HH)

Oh yeah you are! Besotted.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (txw6d)

439 But plenty of people have managed to meet outside of the above three social deals. However, you know you turn those down. Backwards Boy gigs comes to mind. I'm not gonna cut you complete slack.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (vFd8X)

Nor am I asking for any. However, undirected social interaction for its own sake terrifies me.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (NWiLs)

440 Why did people burn a flag outside of Maxine's office?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (PUmDY)

Somebody caught her wiping her ass with it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (bNb8V)

441 Especially when you're getting a great beejer...

Difficult to make proper eye contact when one's eyes are crossed and/or rolled back in one's head.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (N1ZXu)

442 431 Why did people burn a flag outside of Maxine's office?

Couldn't get their hands on the Constitution.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (LOq4H)

443 412
405. Dance classes. Worth it for the social interaction and the skill
you'll gain. Ladies like a man who's graceful and strong. And it'll do
wonders for your self-confidence.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:57 PM (fA1SL)
I have a friend who met her husband in a swing class in the '90's - and they still have a blast dancing together.Speaking of swing, I watch this video whenever I want to cheer up. I just love it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDv7NhMjhg4

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (H80UQ)

444 youtube search on "dog howl yoko" reveals a remarkable number of dogs named Yoko.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (953wK)

445 412 405. Dance classes

==

volunteer at animal rescues
single women love puppies and kittens
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (hMwEB)


Ya know, we have had these discussions so many times. I think I realize some people won't even try unless they get a guarantee. There is none. Life is hard and especially with searching for a partner there can be many fails before you find a good one...for everyone. Movies and books about that since the beginning of time on those things...and before. It's biblical too. It is life. For everyone.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (vFd8X)

446 Soap and water is always the best scent...clean. Especially during the day.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (vFd8X)


This, but also clean fresh girl-sweat, like from gardening or hiking or cycling or something. It's like a pheromone firehose to the face.

Downside: it would be really off-putting in just about any scenario where I weren't already dating the girl in question. So, probably not that useful in a first-encounter situation.

I never claimed to have useful tips or anything. *shrug*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (y87Qq)

447 Best thing Nespatnik can do is to transfer to me ownership of all his goods and chattels. This, I will broadcast, far and wide, as proof of his greatness of soul. Chicks will swarm him.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (fA1SL)

448 427
"Minx 0.7 alpha is the Camry of blog software".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (bNb8V)


I think of it more as the Ford Trimotor of blog software.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (sdi6R)

449 I don't get what they were upset about

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (PUmDY)

450 Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

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

I have eyes that change color based on what I am wearing. They go (I'm told) from stunning Newman blue to green/gold depending on the attire. Back in the day, I found that Royal blue got me the best results.

I found that out when one of the accounting ladies walked into the break room, and I was wearing a Royal blue sweater. I turned around and looked her in the eye, and she actually took two steps back, saying "Oh my God, that is your color!"

For some reason, this sales guy developed a number of accounting issues that day, requiring stops by my office.

All far in the past, but fun to reminisce about.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (+1YDx)

451 Plus, no splooge to clean up afterwords. Usually. Well, not often. Unless KDB is posting. Then, well accidents happen.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (AyGZp)

What about the Barrel? It prolly looks like the trailer that Randy Marsh was in just after after Kyle rebooted the Internet.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (EhZNT)

452
I had to go read some of this body language crap again.

The thing to realize is we do a lot of this unconsciously. Think about your own body language, not just hers.

Another sign of interest women will do subconsciously is "preening behavior". This can be adjusting their hair, posture, etc.

And then another strong one is "mimicry" monkey-see, monkey-do. Again, this is all subconscious. If you take a drink, she'll take one. You touch your face, she'll touch hers, etc, etc.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (8O3HH)

453 I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

That's better than the wrinkling their nose with scorn look.



Posted by: rickl


or pointing and screaming

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (2s3aR)

454 Find a womens article about where to find men, go there.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (LOq4H)

455 but the 1200 mile separation is a bit of a deal buster.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (LOq4H)

Good thing I can drive.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:07 AM (txw6d)

456 Yeah, dance classes are good. As a guy you'll never want for a partner. I can think of two couples who met at dance classes.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:07 AM (h2Bdk)

457 447 Best thing Nespatnik can do is to transfer to me ownership of all his goods and chattels. This, I will broadcast, far and wide, as proof of his greatness of soul. Chicks will swarm him.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (fA1SL)

Counteroffer: put a 7.62x25 in my head and take all the goods and chattels you want. Plus the loose change bucket is up to about $45, give or take.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:07 AM (NWiLs)

458 But not a physical one. I certainly don't expect to be set up with anyone by anyone from the HQ.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (NWiLs)

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, either.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:07 AM (txw6d)

459 Good thing I can drive

Gonna keep throwing that in my face?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (LOq4H)

460 Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (+1YDx)

Always been a sucker for the baby blues

If you have dark hair and blue eyes, that's a plus too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (H80UQ)

461 If you search for tenderness
it isn't hard to find
you can have the love you need to live

But if you look for truthfulness
you might just as well be blind
it always seems to be so hard to give

Honesty
is such a lonely word
everyone is so untrue

Honesty
is hardly ever heard
and mostly what I need from you

I can always find someone
to smile and sympathize
if I wear my heart out on my sleeve

But I don't want some pretty face
to tell me pretty lies
all I want is someone to believe

Honesty
is such a lonely word
everyone is so untrue

Honesty
is hardly ever heard
and mostly what I need from you

I can find a lover
I can find a friend
I can have security until the bitter end
Anyone can comfort me with promises again
I know
I know
I know

When I'm deep inside of me
don't be too concerned
I won't ask for nothin' while I'm gone

But when I want sincerity
tell me, where else can I turn
'Cuz you're the one that I depend upon

Honesty
is such a lonely word
everyone is so untrue

Honesty
is hardly ever heard
and mostly what I need from you

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (km8m2)

462 Also here.

Posted by: irright at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (RVcmP)

463 >> Oh yeah you are! Besotted.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

That I am, your Grace.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (8O3HH)

464 re: WHY?


It would be nice, now and then, to be able to put the cap back on a beer.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (cvabZ)

465 Find a womens article about where to find men, go there.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (LOq4H)

But I don't want to go on the cart!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (bNb8V)

466 As in: "Minx 0.7 alpha is the Camry of blog software".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (bNb8V)


*types*
*deletes*
*forgets to close tag*
*entire village burns to the ground*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (y87Qq)

467 I had Black Currant Fanta in Kuwait in 2004 and that stuff was great! Sort of like grape soda, but sweeter.

Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (rYFmu)

468 461 why are we singing billy Joel songs?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (DAdSz)

469 *hogmartin spends a fortnight in the barrel*

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (km8m2)

470 Ya know, we have had these discussions so many times. I think I realize some people won't even try unless they get a guarantee. There is none. Life is hard and especially with searching for a partner there can be many fails before you find a good one...for everyone. Movies and books about that since the beginning of time on those things...and before. It's biblical too. It is life. For everyone.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (vFd8X)

I have extreme issues with failure. Cripplingly so.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (NWiLs)

471 464 re: WHY?


It would be nice, now and then, to be able to put the cap back on a beer.

Just sayin'
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (cvabZ)


I'm not sure it really helps when you realize the next day it was one too many.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (h2Bdk)

472 hm, lol

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (PUmDY)

473 cheribebe, just seemed appropriate

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (km8m2)

474 But I don't want to go on the cart!

Hey, if they're browsing....just saying.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (LOq4H)

475 467 I had Black Currant Fanta in Kuwait in 2004 and that stuff was great! Sort of like grape soda, but sweeter.
Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (rYFmu)

--Dude, have you ever even had a Kir?

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (e7oj4)

476 457. It's intriguing. But the plan won't get you laid. I'm looking to get paid - naturlisch - but for you to prosper as well. Because I'm a good man, not like the ovvers. An because $42 in change, while tempting, wouldn't cover gas and smokes to Florida. But mostly because I'm a good guy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (fA1SL)

477 Yeah, dance classes are good. As a guy you'll never want for a partner. I can think of two couples who met at dance classes.
Posted by: Ace's liver



Different angle maybe I should enroll my granddaughters in dance class. To meet single moms.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (YdakM)

478 Pepsi 1893 had a delicious black currant flavor.
Unfortunately, that whole line seems to have gone away.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

479 just seemed appropriate
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018

That is such a sad song tho.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (DAdSz)

480 As in: "Minx 0.7 alpha is the Camry of blog software".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (bNb8V)

*types*
*deletes*
*forgets to close tag*
*entire village burns to the ground*
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (y87Qq)


So you're saying Minx 0.7 alpha is more akin to, say, a Ford Pinto?

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (953wK)

481 >reads comments, hoping to catch up

>refreshes, sees another buttload of comments

Eh, hi, folks.

So, are we talking about dating? Again?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (rJUlF)

482 I have extreme issues with failure. Cripplingly so.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (NWiLs)

You have described a positive feedback loop.

Not being snarky or flip here. Your fear of failure is causing you to take action (or inaction) that reinforces the fail.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (bNb8V)

483 cheribebe, true, but at least it proves somebody else has been frustrated with relationships too. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

484 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

485 481 >reads comments, hoping to catch up

>refreshes, sees another buttload of comments

Eh, hi, folks.

So, are we talking about dating? Again?
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (rJUlF)

Sort of. More like self-loathing and perpetual loserdom.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (NWiLs)

486 Pepsi 1893 had a delicious black currant flavor.
Unfortunately, that whole line seems to have gone away.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

Completely overtaken by currant events.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (bNb8V)

487 If you have dark hair and blue eyes, that's a plus too.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (H80UQ)

----------

Before going mostly gray, I would have been considered Black Irish, widows peak and all. This was before I developed 5 head.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (+1YDx)

488 Nor am I asking for any. However, undirected social interaction for its own sake terrifies me.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (NWiLs)



You think you are unique? It scares a lot of people. I'm not trying to be hard on you, but you choose not to try. Then wonder why good things don't happen. I have great compassion for you, and when you weren't around I missed you. However, I'm not being a good friend in a gray box if I buy into your doomed lie. Then I'd be lying.

I'll like you either way...whether you try or not. I won't buy the lies you tell yourself though. I know you don't ask me to, but you say enough that...well...it can be a reflex.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (vFd8X)

489 Fight Club. If there's any man what needs to join one, it's Nespatnik.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (fA1SL)

490 478 Pepsi 1893 had a delicious black currant flavor.
Unfortunately, that whole line seems to have gone away.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

---

How old are you??!

Posted by: SMH at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (ywKik)

491 Cherry Pepsi is almost as great as cherry Dr Pepper

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (PUmDY)

492 AOP, apparently so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (km8m2)

493 So, are we talking about dating? Again?

sorta the same reason most comedians have bit on sex, folks relate.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (LOq4H)

494 461

That's one of my favorite Billy Joel songs.

I, too, would like to find a companion with whom I could just be me, warts and all.

Hasn't happened yet. Might never happen.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (rJUlF)

495 My rides are an 87 Ramcharger and a brand new 68 Plymouth Road Runner.
None of the newer vehicles interest me an iota.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (S/hVx)

Both of our daily cars are '99 Jeeps. A Cherokee and a Grand Cherokee. The Cherokee has 160K miles, the Grand Cherokee 210+. They are completely reliable, and I would not trade either of them in for anything newer.
We also have an '89 Comanche pickup (for hauling stuff) and a '91 Grand Wagoneer (for Sunday drives). Also very reliable, although sometimes harder to find parts for on the rare occasions when they do require repairs.

Posted by: HTL at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (xOOs/)

496 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

Meaning that Billy Joel remains the only person to have actually sung it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (bNb8V)

497 Alexthechick turned me on to Cheerwine. There is only one store around here that has it. I try not to drink much soda because carbs, but that shit is awesome.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (sdi6R)

498 Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

Heh. No. My eyes are technically blue but are more of a darkish gray color now. I wouldn't describe myself as handsome, either. Maybe a hair above average, at the absolute best.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:45

You sound hot to me! Get out there and mix it up!
LOL, seriously give it a try w/ the gals again, even if you've been burned. Just don't marry them until you have a better agreement.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (yJ1e6)

499 You have described a positive feedback loop.

Not being snarky or flip here. Your fear of failure is causing you to take action (or inaction) that reinforces the fail.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (bNb8V)

I think you're 100% correct.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (NWiLs)

500 qdpsteve, true, very true.

It also makes for great songs.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (DAdSz)

501 481 >reads comments, hoping to catch up

>refreshes, sees another buttload of comments

Eh, hi, folks.

So, are we talking about dating? Again?
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (rJUlF)

--Drives me crazy.

Can't keep up.

I have absolutely negative dating advice.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (e7oj4)

502 Meaning that Billy Joel remains the only person to have actually sung it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (bNb8V)


...and boom goes the dynamite.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (rJUlF)

503 Holy smokes puter slowwwww tonight.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (LOq4H)

504 If you have dark hair and blue eyes, that's a plus too.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (H80UQ)


Neither dark nor blue, but I do have both hair AND eyes. AND I'm tall for a woman! Woohoo!

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (y87Qq)

505 475 467 I had Black Currant Fanta in Kuwait in 2004 and that stuff was great! Sort of like grape soda, but sweeter.
Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (rYFmu)

--Dude, have you ever even had a Kir?
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (e7oj4)

I don't think so. What is it?

Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (rYFmu)

506 I know it's a not-Ferrari, but I would *love* to own that car. It's more valuable (for a certain set that includes me) than a *real* Ferrari California would be, just because of the movie.

I mean, who would not love to say "no, it's a replica California, but it *is* the car from Ferris Bueller/

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (cvabZ)

507 Nespatnik?

Posted by: SMH at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (ywKik)

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (cvabZ)

509 497 Alexthechick turned me on to Cheerwine. There is only one store around here that has it. I try not to drink much soda because carbs, but that shit is awesome.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (sdi6R)

I had some years ago, before I was diagnosed with Da Diabeetus. It was VERY good.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:17 AM (rJUlF)

510 SMH, 29!
The 1893 line only came out a few years ago.

I was doing jokes at FB that Pepsi should also come out with a line of *1983* colas, all in neon-bright colors and era-specific flavors. Knight Rider Raspberry, Miami Vice Melon, A-Team Apple...

Plus, every can would come with a free pair of legwarmers!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:17 AM (km8m2)

511 496 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

Meaning that Billy Joel remains the only person to have actually sung it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (bNb8V)


Heh. I was racking my brain trying to think of something suitably pithy.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:17 AM (h2Bdk)

512 What about the Barrel? It prolly looks like the trailer that Randy Marsh was in just after after Kyle rebooted the Internet.

Having been there a couple times I can say without hesitation that the ankle deep splooge is far from the worst of it... the toxic shock tampon pus dripping from the living stalactite's tentacles are really nasty, and the thing with the 100's of glowing fire red eyes that smells like hyena anal gland expression that lives down the 13th corridor on the left, right after the Hall of Komodo Dragon Tongues, man, nasty...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2018 12:17 AM (AyGZp)

513 381 Funny fact about Laura Nyro:

50 years after she wrote this song, nobody STILL can figure out what the $%*& Laura was talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJZztwQ0C0
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (km8m2)

She's talking about Virginia Woolf.

Posted by: Gem at July 22, 2018 12:18 AM (XoAz8)

514 507. In language of SMR, Nespatnik = Insomniac. Dude is a Floridian, which means he's a gopnik with a mullet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:18 AM (fA1SL)

515 AOP: sick burn!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:18 AM (km8m2)

516 Fanta Toejam.

Worst. Flavor. Ever.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (0pH66)

517 --Dude, have you ever even had a Kir?
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (e7oj4)

I don't think so. What is it?
Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (rYFmu)

--A Kir is dry white wine with Creme de Cassis (black currant liqueur): 3 parts wine, one part liqueur.

It is delicious.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (e7oj4)

518 468 461 why are we singing billy Joel songs?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (DAdSz)

Because what the heck is wrong with that?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (cvabZ)

519 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (vFd8X)

Still processing...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (NWiLs)

520 That I am, your Grace.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (8O3HH)

Another fine quality.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (txw6d)

521 So, are we talking about dating? Again?
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (rJUlF)

Sort of. More like self-loathing and perpetual loserdom.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (NWiLs)

Of course. Only Insomniac is doing self-loathing and perpetual loserdom though. I hope for many it is just frustration or current reality. Hell, if movie stars have trouble finding the right person, I don't know why us non golden idols think we won't have problems. I understand complaints and frustration. I won't buy forever doom though. That's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Plus, I've seen too many "miracles"...or something.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (vFd8X)

522 489 Fight Club. If there's any man what needs to join one, it's Nespatnik.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (fA1SL)

Have you heard of Insomniac? He is a good man.

Posted by: Bob at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (PJmyj)

523 Captain Whitebread, yup, Honesty is one of my favorite Billy Joel songs too.

I wonder if Joel himself likes it though, it NEVER shows up on any of his hits compilations.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (km8m2)

524 504 hogmartin FTW!
Dude I LOL*d at that!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (DAdSz)

525 518 468 461 why are we singing billy Joel songs?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (DAdSz)

Because what the heck is wrong with that?
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (cvabZ)


Don't blame me. I didn't start the fire.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (rJUlF)

526 I'm not sure it really helps when you realize the next day it was one too many.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (h2Bdk)

I'm not seeing the problem here.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (cvabZ)

527 Jeff Weimer: yup! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (km8m2)

528 514 507. In language of SMR, Nespatnik = Insomniac. Dude is a Floridian, which means he's a gopnik with a mullet.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:18 AM (fA1SL)

In spirit, if not in practice.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (NWiLs)

529 60% of women identity as Democrat so the pool is smaller for the Horde men.

Posted by: Sybil at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (2DOZq)

530 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

Meaning that Billy Joel remains the only person to have actually sung it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (bNb8V)

This!

Beyoncé. (Oh, thank you auto-corrupt for putting the fucking thingy over the second e!)


Gawd I hate pop tarts! Vocal gymnastics do not equal good singer!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (EhZNT)

531 518 468 461 why are we singing billy Joel songs?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (DAdSz)

Because what the heck is wrong with that?
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (cvabZ)


Go ahead with your own life leave me alone.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (h2Bdk)

532 Statuesque and raven dressed, a goddess of the night

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (PUmDY)

533

One of my fondest memories is the night I met my wife. Drove in a wedding, she was a bridesmaid and for some reason I flat overlooked her.


At the reception I was standing at the edge of the dance floor looking around, tap on my shoulder, I turned and looked right over her head--she being just 5' tall and I managed 6' and a bit.

Looked into those bright green eyes and the rest, as they say was history. We were married 6 months later.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (S/hVx)

534 I know it's a not-Ferrari, but I would *love* to own that car. It's more valuable (for a certain set that includes me) than a *real* Ferrari California would be, just because of the movie.

I mean, who would not love to say "no, it's a replica California, but it *is* the car from Ferris Bueller/
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (cvabZ)

Yeah, as a movie car, it has collectable value right there. And while it is a fake Ferrari, it's not a crappy fake Ferrari. It's a perfectly good custom-built sports car made to look like a Ferrari.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (bNb8V)

535 @498 Insomniac-I would totally bang you too bro!!!
Get in line Farmer!

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (6oDGm)

536 --A Kir is dry white wine with Creme de Cassis (black currant liqueur): 3 parts wine, one part liqueur.

It is delicious.
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (e7oj4)

Awesome! Thanks!

Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (rYFmu)

537 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (vFd8X)

Still processing...
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (NWiLs)



No, don't feel you need to respond. Just don't hate me or think I'm not liking you or something. I considered just zipping it, but not sure I'm doing you any favors. Also, that doom thing...you are so outta your mind on that. Too young too.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (vFd8X)

538 528. My dude - you've got superior Adibas tracksuit, a baseball bat, and sunflower seeds.
What more do you - or any man - need?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (fA1SL)

539 Of course. Only Insomniac is doing self-loathing and perpetual loserdom though. I hope for many it is just frustration or current reality. Hell, if movie stars have trouble finding the right person, I don't know why us non golden idols think we won't have problems. I understand complaints and frustration. I won't buy forever doom though. That's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Plus, I've seen too many "miracles"...or something.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (vFd8X)

--I'm a broken record at this point, but just wait for my novel.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (e7oj4)

540 Ace's liver, good advice :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (km8m2)

541 Mullets and track suits are just too damn hot for Florida weather.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (NWiLs)

542
A classic local tale of this self-defeating feedback loop is "Borrowing the Jack". Rural setting with few houses around and lonely roads. A fellow is driving home one night and has a flat tire. He's got a spare, but no jack.

He's close to the house of this mean old man, a real get-off-my-lawn type, but no one else around for a long ways. So he decides he'll go and ask to borrow a jack.

As he's walking down the road and then down the old man's driveway, he's tells himself that old bastard probably won't let him borrow his jack, just to be mean. He'll probably laugh in his face and tell him to get the hell off his property.

He's gets really mad as finally gets to the door and knocks. When the old man answers and opens the door, the guy says, "I wouldn't want your god-damned jack anyway!" and storms off.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (8O3HH)

543 One of my fondest memories is the night I met my wife. Drove in a wedding, she was a bridesmaid and for some reason I flat overlooked her.

That's what made you worth pursuing.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (h2Bdk)

544 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (vFd8X)

I've been in Insomniac's shoes. It's been over a decade now since my divorce. For years I despaired of ever meeting someone else.

Now, I just don't give a damn anymore. I'm not looking and just living my life the best way I know.

I don't feel qualified to give any advice, though.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (rJUlF)

545 535 @498 Insomniac-I would totally bang you too bro!!!
Get in line Farmer!
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (6oDGm)

That escalated quickly.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (NWiLs)

546 Gem: Virginia Woolf? Uh, okay... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (km8m2)

547 One of my fondest memories is the night I met my wife. Drove in a wedding, she was a bridesmaid and for some reason I flat overlooked her.


At the reception I was standing at the edge of the dance floor looking around, tap on my shoulder, I turned and looked right over her head--she being just 5' tall and I managed 6' and a bit.

Looked into those bright green eyes and the rest, as they say was history. We were married 6 months later.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (S/hVx)



I love asking couples how they met...especially those married a long time. They come alive in such a special way. Love those stories.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:24 AM (vFd8X)

548 Captain Whitebread, that's where I am. I'm just living my life.

Maybe I'll meet someone, maybe not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:24 AM (km8m2)

549 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (vFd8X)

It's fine.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:24 AM (NWiLs)

550 Gawd I hate pop tarts! Vocal gymnastics do not equal good singer!
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (EhZNT)

"Pop Tarts" would have been a great title for a K-Tel album.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:25 AM (rJUlF)

551 as someone said earlier in the context of pets, volunteer for something. That's not just good for meeting people, it fills your life. I volunteer on a couple local historical societies just for fun, it's not that much time and only as much work as you want it to be. And if you *are* looking to meet someone, well that's a great way to show you're able to work on something that benefits others, not just yourself. In other words, you can be selfless. That's an attractive quality.

but if you can't do that, well, Captain Jack will get you high tonight.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:25 AM (V2Yro)

552 It's not just the whole meeting someone thing, it's my entire mindset.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:25 AM (NWiLs)

553 Pug Mahon: Agreed about Beyonce.

In fairness, I don't think I've ever heard an actual song of hers all the way through, and what's more I don't care to.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:26 AM (km8m2)

554 491
Cherry Pepsi is almost as great as cherry Dr Pepper

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (PUmDY)
I rarely drink soda these days, but I had Mexican Coke (the kind you drink, not snort) the other day. It's so much better, made with cane sugar instead of that damned corn syrup.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:26 AM (H80UQ)

555 Today I saw a YouTube clip of John Wayne being interviewed by some British dillweed. Most of the questions were about blacklisted Hollywood types. The Duke set him straight on all that. Like someone else said, I really miss him.

Posted by: sinalco at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (yODqO)

556 I rarely drink soda these days, but I had Mexican Coke (the kind you drink, not snort) the other day. It's so much better, made with cane sugar instead of that damned corn syrup.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:26 AM (H80UQ)


You know the Passover Coke trick, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (y87Qq)

557 484 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

I think that's great, but it sound flat compared to the original.

Goddamn, I really need to go to a Billy Joel Concert before he quits doing them.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (cvabZ)

558 Cosmic, agreed about Cherry Pepsi! IMHO it's better than Cherry Coke.

Donna, MexiCoke isn't bad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (km8m2)

559 541. So shave yer head. Honestly, this isn't that difficult.
Shave yer head, go to dance classes, start a Fight Club franchise, and give me all your goods and chattels.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (fA1SL)

560 qdpsteve,

That's all any of us can do, really.

I'm taking a lady friend to a concert Tuesday. Nothing romantic, just going to enjoy some dinner, music and each others company. No pressure. I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (rJUlF)

561 Jeff, yup.
A Billy Joel concert at MSG is one of the *few* reasons I would ever want to go to NY. (That and Peter Luger.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (km8m2)

562 548 Captain Whitebread, that's where I am. I'm just living my life.

Maybe I'll meet someone, maybe not.

Ditto and ditto.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (LOq4H)

563 Billy Joel Wrigley Field September 7th!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (DAdSz)

564 I rarely drink soda these days, but I had Mexican Coke (the kind you drink, not snort) the other day. It's so much better, made with cane sugar instead of that damned corn syrup.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:26 AM (H80UQ)

Yeah. The cane sugar Coke seems to have more fizz to it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (bNb8V)

565 550 Gawd I hate pop tarts! Vocal gymnastics do not equal good singer!
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (EhZNT)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FU3aAEayUE

I don't think any of them actually sing.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:29 AM (h2Bdk)

566 Today I had a Coke made with cane sugar and stevia. It was terrible.

Posted by: sinalco at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (yODqO)

567 Cheribebe, cool!
Hope Billy comes to Orange County, I'd see him if he comes to Honda Center.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (km8m2)

568 You know the Passover Coke trick, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (y87Qq)
Nope.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (H80UQ)

569 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (vFd8X)

I've been in Insomniac's shoes. It's been over a decade now since my divorce. For years I despaired of ever meeting someone else.

Now, I just don't give a damn anymore. I'm not looking and just living my life the best way I know.

I don't feel qualified to give any advice, though.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (rJUlF)


We all get dealt certain hands...it is how we play them. Having a full life, not basing it all on whether we have someone or not, is the healthiest way to go. Not that one doesn't get lonely or frustrated. That's not real. You try though Capt. Whitebread...you are out there. The door is left a little ajar. It only takes one moment in one day...but you have to be out there in some way.

Not giving a damn...also an option.

Also, not sure I'm qualified to say anything either. But that never stops me. I mean, if qualification is important I'd never post on anything ever.

Some people go 20 years post divorce. Then, boom, circumstances change. Suddenly, some one is there. But why waste 20 years miserable, ya know. At least not 24/7.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (vFd8X)

570 sinalco: you mean Coca-Cola Life?

I tried it. It was okay but nothing to write home about.

BTW your DVD is on the way! I mailed it yesterday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (km8m2)

571 The strongest "general purpose" aspect of being attractive to women, quite simply is being competent across an array of skills and disciplines, and that in some meaningful LOCALIZED manner.

Localized is the key. You can be the kick ass Loading Dock Foreman from hell, but that doesn't really translate to where Miss Missy can see it and appreciate it, and thereby, appreciate you.

To the basics, if you can dress neatly (if not well or classily), clean up well in terms of grooming and cleanliness, that's your baseline.

Your home should be presentable, damn near always. That includes the yard and paint... it's curb-appeal reflects on yours. Inside, keep the dust down, the dishes done and the clothes offa the floor.

Skills wise? If you've got 'em, politely flaunt 'em. I've just completely rebuilt my entire front porch, stairs and all of the railings.

Front of the house looks good, and I met two neighbors I hadn't yet met during the build, as they stopped to admire, ask questions and converse about the neighborhood.

The suggestions for dancing are valid, but I have *NO* talent there. And I couldn't do the local animal shelter there. I'm too much the soft touch, and would have a house fulla dogs and cats OMG! living together!

One arena where I meet a disparate number of VERY inquisitive ladies, is when I provide basic shooting lessons, which sometimes come to me by referral from a local women's shelter network.

Yeah, I get 'em into the whole Cornered Cat universe, but I'm also a complete gentleman, don't make the *slightest* move to a "flirt", and naturally project an adult, manly, skillful, competent, instructive and supportive presence to them in the course of their lessons.

Some of them (daddy issues?), respond... bordering on, inappropriately. I quell those approaches with humor and a smile, but quell them all the same.

Point is though... if you have a skill, a trade or even are willing to teach simple classes on budgeting, banking and other forms of "solving chaos" that are so badly needed out there, you'll be, at least for a while, listened to, looked up to and appreciated.

Whatever you're good at, make it applicable to their lives, and make yourself available to teach it. Somewhere.

Your ego will thank you, bigly.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (QzJWU)

572 I live in my Dad's basement. So picking up chicks would be weird at this point in my life. To be clear I own a house and am a basement dweller to take care of Dad. But it would still be hard to explain to a date.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (YdakM)

573 The only thing that matters is that you are attractive not that you are "good looking."

Be realistic.


Make yourself as attractive as you possibly can and you will attract someone.



Posted by: Kreplach at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (UfMVm)

574 I rarely drink soda these days, but I had Mexican Coke

https://youtu.be/ppBaYqy0jpI?t=16s

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (h2Bdk)

575 566
Today I had a Coke made with cane sugar and stevia. It was terrible.

Posted by: sinalco at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (yODqO)
Stevia stinks. Some like it, but it tastes bitter to me.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (H80UQ)

576 I think it has been mentioned here a few times about an AoS online dating thing. Someone needs to get on with it so some of you can meet like minded people. Hell I might even give it a whirl. What's the worse that could happen?

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (6oDGm)

577 I've been listening to Billy Joel forever, but if I had to pick one song that really hits me more than any other, each time I hear it, it's "I've loved these days". I lived through that once.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:32 AM (V2Yro)

578 568 You know the Passover Coke trick, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (y87Qq)
Nope.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (H80UQ)

Lamb's blood on the doorpost?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:32 AM (NWiLs)

579 Cheerwine? They make a sauce:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yagy8bcp

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2018 12:32 AM (xSo9G)

580 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FU3aAEayUE

I don't think any of them actually sing.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:29 AM (h2Bdk)

That almost makes Yoko sound good. She sounds like a frog with emphysema.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:32 AM (bNb8V)

581 Hell I might even give it a whirl. What's the worse that could happen?
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (6oDGm)

Hey Sailor!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein at July 22, 2018 12:33 AM (bNb8V)

582 Tom, I've heard the song Billy Joel gets a kick out of performing these days, is "Miami 2017." (Which he wrote and originally recorded in something like 1978.)

He jokes, "I never thought it would actually come true."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:33 AM (km8m2)

583 Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (S/hVx)

Funny how things work out. I met my beloved at Fort Sam Houston, of all places. She got her orders for Germany. I got my orders for Germany later.

Once I landed in FRG, I called her on a German payphone. We spent the summer of 1988 traveling between Nurnberg and Aschaffenburg on weekends.

Bottom line: there were literally hundreds of reasons why things should not have worked out. But we are celebrating our 30th anniversary in August. We will be in Yellowstone in a few weeks, which is where we spent our honeymoon (during the famous wildfires in 1988, heh).

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:33 AM (EhZNT)

584 558, it is much better.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:34 AM (PUmDY)

585 576 I think it has been mentioned here a few times about an AoS online dating thing. Someone needs to get on with it so some of you can meet like minded people. Hell I might even give it a whirl. What's the worse that could happen?

Don't break great trying to make perfect. TRE

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:34 AM (LOq4H)

586 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (H80UQ)

"Leavened bread" isn't kosher for Passover. What's "leavened bread"? Any grain that has been wet. Corn counts. Therefore, HFCS isn't kosher for Passover.

So, in some markets, soda companies will release a version that uses cane sugar during the Passover season, instead of HFCS. Usually the cap will be a different color, and it will have a tiny "kosher for Passover"* mark on the label. You can do an internet search to find out which they are.


* כשר לפסח

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (y87Qq)

587 Tom, this is the Billy Joel song that really chokes me up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (km8m2)

588 What's "leavened bread"? Any grain that has been wet. Corn counts. Therefore, HFCS isn't kosher for Passover.

Is that true? I thought leavening had to do with yeast.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (h2Bdk)

589 X-ray that scenario was in a movie. The guy lived in his moms basement but he owned the house and did so so she would be taken care of. Zoey deschannel loved the due for it.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (DAdSz)

590 But why waste 20 years miserable, ya know. At least not 24/7.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (vFd8X)

Oh, I had my miserable years. There were times I should have been placed on suicide watch.

What I mean about "not giving a damn" is no longer judging my value as a human being on whether I'm attached to someone else. Like you said, someone may very well come along. I'm just not actively looking for them. I'm also holding on faith. God knows how clueless I can be, and if he has to hit me with a metaphysical rolled-up newspaper to get me to realize "Hey, doofus! She likes you!"...well, I'm OK with that.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:36 AM (rJUlF)

591 Was never a big Billy Joel fan. the surgeon who did my colonoscopy sheepishly told me I looked like Billy Joel. I took no offense, except I'd rather look like Tom Hardy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:36 AM (EhZNT)

592 587 Tom, this is the Billy Joel song that really chokes me up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (km8m2)


Am I the only one who chokes up on Captain Jack?

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:37 AM (h2Bdk)

593 582 Tom, I've heard the song Billy Joel gets a kick out of performing these days, is "Miami 2017." (Which he wrote and originally recorded in something like 1978.)

I've adored that song since it first came out - that has one of the most brilliant opening piano cadenza's I can think of in any pop music of the last several decades.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:37 AM (V2Yro)

594 573 The only thing that matters is that you are attractive not that you are "good looking."

Be realistic.


Make yourself as attractive as you possibly can and you will attract someone.



Posted by: Kreplach at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (UfMVm)

--Yes, and what Jim wrote.

I have a BSD, but it's not like I could advertise that to the wifey right off the bat.

She's cerebral, and a chessmistress, so I had to woo her by being Joe Montana with my brain.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:37 AM (e7oj4)

595 Cinnamon pop tarts are proof God loves us.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:38 AM (PUmDY)

596 Coca-Cola Life? Is that what they call it? That's kinda dumb.

Posted by: sinalco at July 22, 2018 12:38 AM (yODqO)

597 478 Pepsi 1893 had a delicious black currant flavor.
Unfortunately, that whole line seems to have gone away.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

---

How old are you??!

Posted by: SMH


I'm sure he's old enough to buy a Pepsi !

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 12:39 AM (2s3aR)

598 Stevia stinks. Some like it, but it tastes bitter to me.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (H80UQ)


--Best part of Breaking Bad:
https://youtu.be/NP7Nszp4Iwg

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:39 AM (e7oj4)

599 Point is though... if you have a skill, a trade or even are willing to teach simple classes on budgeting, banking and other forms of "solving chaos" that are so badly needed out there, you'll be, at least for a while, listened to, looked up to and appreciated.

I play music and tell stupid jokes on the radio.

So...my odds are GREAT.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:39 AM (rJUlF)

600 Is that true? I thought leavening had to do with yeast.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (h2Bdk)


You're right, it does, but the rules are 18 minutes (I think) after a grain has been wetted. There's a list of grains that count as 'grains' too.

Kashrut also has rules about how eggs and fish aren't meat, so it's not exactly scientific. It's more Tanakhic strict constructionism.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:40 AM (y87Qq)

601 Ace's liver: LOL. Chokes me up LITERALLY. ;-)

Cosmic: true.

sinalco, yup, that's what it's called. Green label.

JT, and then some :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:40 AM (km8m2)

602 I play music and tell stupid jokes on the radio

so? Mining for material?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (LOq4H)

603 587 Tom, this is the Billy Joel song that really chokes me up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (km8m2)

--I thought for sure it was "Allentown." True Trump song.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (e7oj4)

604 Pug, I can think of worse people to look like ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (km8m2)

605 430 If I was gonna advise someone on where to find a partner, I would say pick between being a Catholic or a Baptist, and start taking some bible classes. Both outfits are full of women looking for partners, of all ages.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (V2Yro)

LOL, busted.

Posted by: Iris at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (6lKe4)

606 You're right, it does, but the rules are 18 minutes (I think) after a grain has been wetted. There's a list of grains that count as 'grains' too.

Kashrut also has rules about how eggs and fish aren't meat, so it's not exactly scientific. It's more Tanakhic strict constructionism.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018

The stuff one learns on a smart military blog!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (DAdSz)

607 logprof, that song, "Where's the Orchestra?", concludes The Nylon Curtain.

The last few notes, echo Allentown (which begins the same album).

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (km8m2)

608 603 587 Tom, this is the Billy Joel song that really chokes me up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (km8m2)

--I thought for sure it was "Allentown." True Trump song.
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (e7oj4)


Funny how old that song is now and things really haven't changed.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:42 AM (h2Bdk)

609 X-ray that scenario was in a movie. The guy lived in his moms basement but he owned the house and did so so she would be taken care of. Zoey deschannel loved the due for it.
Posted by: Cheribebe


If Zoey D showed up at my basement door I'd be ecstatic. But the house I own is not the one I live in. And because I am a super Dad one of my daughters pays fake rent to live in my house.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:42 AM (YdakM)

610 I like Captain Jack a lot - and what I like the most is that when the refrain comes, "Captain Jack will get you high tonight", the base line is not only a counterpoint to the melody, it bursts through and is far more powerful and gripping melodic line than the upper, vocal part is. That's the part I always find myself humming along to whenever it plays.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:43 AM (V2Yro)

611 I live in my Dad's basement. So picking up chicks would be weird at this point in my life. To be clear I own a house and am a basement dweller to take care of Dad. But it would still be hard to explain to a date.
Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (YdakM)

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

I'm not sure why explaining this would be so hard. You have done a fine job explaining it here. .

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:43 AM (+1YDx)

612 Funny how old that song is now and things really haven't changed.

We were watching standup comedian from the 80s, a lot of his material still worked and was funny.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:44 AM (DAdSz)

613 The stuff one learns on a smart military blog!
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (DAdSz)


This place is crawling with yids. I'm not a cob though, so I'm not on the weather-control roster.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:44 AM (y87Qq)

614 Pug, I can think of worse people to look like ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (km8m2)

Yeah. That's why I just chuckled and said, could be worse.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:44 AM (EhZNT)

615 I would say pick between being a Catholic or a Baptist, and start taking some bible classes.

I'm the Mr Robot of scripture. You realise.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 22, 2018 12:44 AM (N1ZXu)

616 okay, time to go to bed. My dreams will be full of Billy Joel songs, no doubt!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (V2Yro)

617 I'm sure he's old enough to buy a Pepsi !
Posted by: JT
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Technically, Pepsi did not exist in 1893. Wiki:
Originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham and introduced as Brad's Drink.

Wasn't renamed until 1898.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (xSo9G)

618 @581 Mary Cloggenstein- I don't know, Brattleboro is pretty far and you are an old lefty skank. Just not feeling it honey.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (6oDGm)

619 Goodnight horde, I came back and caught up on comments, I wish you all well, you are a great group of people. I was going to say folks, but then I'd have to wear my Barack sock with the creepy porno mustache!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 22, 2018 12:46 AM (nWc4E)

620
I think it has been mentioned here a few times about an AoS online
dating thing. Someone needs to get on with it so some of you can meet
like minded people. Hell I might even give it a whirl. What's the worse
that could happen?

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (6oDGm)

That someone has to relocate?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:46 AM (txw6d)

621 IMHO there's tons of good stuff on The Nylon Curtain.

Billy Joel also has a song on there about a ridonkulously co-dependent relationship, Laura. Very much sounds like a John Lennon piece.

And then there's Surprises, which is Joel ANGRILY looking back at his days being screwed around by his agents and original record company.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:47 AM (km8m2)

622 Jack White, I'm slowly turning into you

https://youtu.be/cnE6Mg0nDJw

Live event.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 22, 2018 12:47 AM (rnAwa)

623 I was going to say folks, but then I'd have to wear my Barack sock with the creepy porno mustache!
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 22, 2018 12:46 AM (nWc4E)


That's not who we are.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:48 AM (y87Qq)

624 You have described a positive feedback loop.

Not being snarky or flip here. Your fear of failure is causing you to take action (or inaction) that reinforces the fail.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (bNb8V)

I think you're 100% correct.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (NWiLs)



He is. Then you write it out, which reinforces it more. Then all the other people say it is true, and suddenly we have a cascade. Then you are in the black pit.

I'm not sure what to do. It would be easy to say nothing or check out. That is probably my default. But I wanted to give it one more shot. When you go there, what would help? Ignoring you? Telling you to shutty? Short-circuit you with a cattle prod?

I won't help you dig a deeper pit, nor will I continue to throw offers of help at a brick wall. However, you suffer from depression, and I don't want to leave you flailing in doom. So tell me, what will help? If you don't know...and I say this with concern and compassion...think of something. Use that wonderful brain for good and not doom. I'm sorry if I went too far...I SO HOPE I didn't. If I did, please forgive me.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:48 AM (vFd8X)

625 Originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham and introduced as Brad's Drink.

Wasn't renamed until 1898.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (xSo9G)


You loved Brad's Drink.

Then you renamed it.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:49 AM (y87Qq)

626 hogmartin, you are on fire tonight

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:49 AM (PUmDY)

627 And then there's Surprises, which is Joel ANGRILY looking back at his days being screwed around by his agents and original record company.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:47 AM (km8m2)


It's difficult to feel much sympathy for a guy who was blessed with so much talent, is as rich as Croesus, and was married to Christie Brinkley in her prime.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:49 AM (h2Bdk)

628 hogmartin, you are on fire tonight
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:49 AM (PUmDY)


Thanks, I think.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (y87Qq)

629 I'm not sure why explaining this would be so hard. You have done a fine job explaining it here. .
Posted by: Calm Mentor


Are you inferring I am using my situation as a excuse?

You're probably right. I'll have to think about that now and I hate thinking.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (YdakM)

630 544
Now, I just don't give a damn anymore. I'm not looking and just living my life the best way I know.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (rJUlF)


Same here, and it's been like that for a long time.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (sdi6R)

631 Ace's liver, I agree that by 1983 it should have been water under the bridge for him, but still... all I can say is, great song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (km8m2)

632 Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (6oDGm


Dn't know if you were around, but 2 people did hook up and are engaged. Shibumi...and um...the guy half. I don't remember his name.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (vFd8X)

633 He is. Then you write it out, which reinforces it more. Then all the other people say it is true, and suddenly we have a cascade. Then you are in the black pit.

Is that like the barrel ?

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (2s3aR)

634 Shibumi...and um...the guy half. I don't remember his name.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (vFd8X)


Bozo Conservative.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:51 AM (y87Qq)

635 Ric Ocasek and Paulina are still married, I think.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:52 AM (PUmDY)

636 Since it's been mentioned, here's Billy Joel's "Allentown"

https://youtu.be/BHnJp0oyOxs

1/2 of my family hails from Bethlehem, so it's a poignant song. . . .

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:52 AM (e7oj4)

637 1/2 of my family hails from Bethlehem, so it's a poignant song. . . .
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:52 AM (e7oj4)


Whoa, neat. My mom's entire side of the family - all ~30 of them - live within 90 minutes of Hazleton.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:55 AM (y87Qq)

638 635 Ric Ocasek and Paulina are still married, I think.

Nope, been separated for a bit and are filing for divorce

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:55 AM (DAdSz)

639 Since it's been mentioned, here's Billy Joel's "Allentown"

Whenever I hear that song, I sing....


Well I'm sittin' here in Allentown

and when I stand up my pants fall down

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 12:55 AM (2s3aR)

640 @581 Mary Cloggenstein- I don't know, Brattleboro is pretty far and you are an old lefty skank. Just not feeling it honey.
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (6oDGm)

Well, if I'm not worse enough for you, I know this young gal, Lena...

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein at July 22, 2018 12:55 AM (bNb8V)

641 @620 Miley, the Duchess-Finding someone of value and of like mind is rare. People relocate for all kinds of reasons. Not trying to be flip about it, I know it's not easy.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:56 AM (6oDGm)

642 Nitey nite peeps!! See ya on the flip side!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:57 AM (DAdSz)

643 Goodnight Cheribebe :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:57 AM (km8m2)

644 While we're talking Billy Joel songs....

He wrote "Say Goodbye To Hollywood" with Ronnie Spector in mind. Ronnie covered it, backed by the E Street Band, in 1977. I finally heard it today, and I like it.

https://youtu.be/yJ72eejEcTQ

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (rJUlF)

645 1/2 of my family hails from Bethlehem, so it's a poignant song. . . .

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:52 AM (e7oj4)

My Tim's mother's family were descended from the original Moravians.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (txw6d)

646 166 Aston Martin reveals flying car that could hit 200mph (link to Fox Business)

https://tinyurl.com/ydxrkafu

---

My Honda Civic could do all that. At the Grand Canyon. Once.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (t5m5e)

647 Night, Cheribebe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (bNb8V)

648 Is Claudia Schiffer still with the magician?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (PUmDY)

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (DAdSz)

650 Good night, Cheribebe.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (y87Qq)

651 Funny how old that song is now and things really haven't changed.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:42 AM (h2Bdk)

--The Lehigh Valley is to me one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Not as spectacular as the Shenandoah Valley, but right up there.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (e7oj4)

652 CW, I had no idea about that. Thanks for the link!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (km8m2)

653 Maybe it is me, but there are way worse things than being alone. The loneliest I have ever felt in my life was being a relationship I shouldn't have been in. I also see people unhappy in relationships.

Often, people are unhappy in their lives, look for someone to change that, but it only works a short time.

I guess I'm just saying look at the flipside of the coin sometimes...maybe it can mitigate the societal drumbeat, or loneliness. The desire for someone, the being paired off, I think is natural. But man, sometimes you guys go to such a dark place. Like, end of the world, suicidal place. No wait...that is not correct. Sometimes I'd get. All the time...that's just dangerous.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (vFd8X)

654 Are you inferring I am using my situation as a excuse?

You're probably right. I'll have to think about that now and I hate thinking.
Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (YdakM)

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No, but I could easily see how you could take it that way.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (+1YDx)

655 @620 Miley, the Duchess-Finding someone of value and
of like mind is rare. People relocate for all kinds of reasons. Not
trying to be flip about it, I know it's not easy.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:56 AM (6oDGm)

For someone like me, it's relatively easy. Especially if I find someone of value and like mind.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 01:00 AM (txw6d)

656 Wow, there were some pretty hefty wind gusts there.

The temperature is nice and I have my windows open.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:00 AM (sdi6R)

657 I didnt disappear. I was just reading this thread while drinking rum.

I feel enlightened and also giggly.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 22, 2018 01:00 AM (Zogyx)

658 platypus, I agree 100% that there are far worse things than being alone.

My part-time job right now is working at a "family law" (i.e., divorce/child support/child custody) law firm. OMG...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:00 AM (km8m2)

659 Sometimes I'd get. All the time...that's just dangerous.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (vFd8X)

I agree. It's also not an easy rut to pull yourself out of. You have to want to do it. For several years, I didn't want to. Too much effort and energy.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 01:02 AM (rJUlF)

660 My Tim's mother's family were descended from the original Moravians.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (txw6d)

--My grandparents on my dad's side always hung Moravian Stars at Christmas. Lord, I miss that.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:02 AM (e7oj4)

661 My Honda Civic could do all that. At the Grand Canyon. Once.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (t5m5e)

Could we start a GoFundMe to have Michael Moore jump the Grand Canyon in a Tesla?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (bNb8V)

662 Falcon 9 is at T-47 minutes and counting. Fueling starts at T-35.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (sdi6R)

663
The Saturday Night Joke

The Glass Eye

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0508296

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (IqV8l)

664 I may be disappearing soon. If so, goodnight to you all. I appreciated some of the insights being shared. It's why I love it here.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (txw6d)

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (Zogyx)

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (Zogyx)

667 Goodnight Miley! Love having you here even when we don't chat. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (km8m2)

668 Often, people are unhappy in their lives, look for someone to change that, but it only works a short time.

Some truth bombs from Will Smith, of all people:

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

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (h2Bdk)

669 --My grandparents on my dad's side always hung Moravian Stars at Christmas. Lord, I miss that.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:02 AM (e7oj4)

I used to make Mandelspitzen at Christmas.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 01:05 AM (txw6d)

670 Nitey nite peeps!! See ya on the flip side!

Posted by: Cheribebe


Night Cheribebe !

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 01:05 AM (2s3aR)

671 Could we start a GoFundMe to have Michael Moore jump the Grand Canyon in a Tesla?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (bNb8V)


Ooo! Ooo!! Put it on pay-per-view!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:05 AM (km8m2)

672 But man, sometimes you guys go to such a dark place. Like, end of the world, suicidal place. No wait...that is not correct. Sometimes I'd get. All the time...that's just dangerous.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (vFd8X)


Would... would you like an Otter Pop?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:05 AM (y87Qq)

673 Goodnight, qdpsteve!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (txw6d)

674 My favorite Joel is Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.

He just set a bunch of scenes, and it just speaks to me.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (cvabZ)

675 'night Miley.

Listen to some Cake, if it won't keep you from sleeping.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (y87Qq)

676 I used to make Mandelspitzen at Christmas.


Posted by: Miley,


What's with the spitzen part ?

Is that one of the ingredients ?

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (2s3aR)

677 Well, I think I will call it a night, too. Tomorrow may be a travel day to work. Sooner or later, I will get the word to go. Been delayed 4 times now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (bNb8V)

678 https://youtu.be/rxnYIANcFyM


Bethlehem Steel - Grant Lee Buffalo

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (yc6aH)

679 674 My favorite Joel is Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.

He just set a bunch of scenes, and it just speaks to me.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (cvabZ)


That's a great song.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (h2Bdk)

680 Jeff, that's one of Joel's masterpieces to be sure.

He even talks about writing it, in some of the extra interview tracks on his greatest hits box set.

"A bottle of red, a bottle of white,
it all depends on your appetite..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (km8m2)

681 My favorite Joel is Moon Zero Two.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:08 AM (IqV8l)

682 668 Often, people are unhappy in their lives, look for someone to change that, but it only works a short time.

Some truth bombs from Will Smith, of all people:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUwzrqcPujg
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (h2Bdk)

--He is right.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:08 AM (e7oj4)

683 My favorite Joel is Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.

He just set a bunch of scenes, and it just speaks to me.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (cvabZ)

That's a great song.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (h2Bdk)

That's my favorite Joel song ever. He's said it's his favorite, too.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (rJUlF)

684 Nite AOP.

Nite Miley .

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (2s3aR)

685 Don't be going to sleep just yet. The SpaceX webcast will be starting in about 20 minutes. Launch of the Telstar 19 communications satellite is set for 1:50 am ET.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (sdi6R)

686 0545 alarm, very little margin for error.

In other words, a good night's sleep lies ahead.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!

*ejects*

*chute deploys*

*lands on pillow*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 22, 2018 01:10 AM (QzJWU)

687 I wanted to mention that if anyone has some spare time Samaritan*s purse is looking for volunteers to help out Mashalltown,IA. That town was decimated by a tornado Thursday. They need workers to help dig out and clean up.

Now off to bed.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 01:10 AM (DAdSz)

688 Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:39 AM (e7oj4)

Ha!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 01:10 AM (H80UQ)

689 685 Don't be going to sleep just yet. The SpaceX webcast will be starting in about 20 minutes. Launch of the Telstar 19 communications satellite is set for 1:50 am ET.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (sdi6R)


Oh, thanks for that. I had forgotten about it. Relaunch of the first Block 5.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:11 AM (h2Bdk)

690 Some truth bombs from Will Smith, of all people:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUwzrqcPujg
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (h2Bdk)


That's about perfect right there, concise and thorough. Says it all.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:11 AM (y87Qq)

691 678 https://youtu.be/rxnYIANcFyM


Bethlehem Steel - Grant Lee Buffalo

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (yc6aH)

--Bethlehem Steel, R.I.P.

Great-grandpop worked there.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (e7oj4)

692 @655 Miley, the Duchess-I know your story a bit Miley, you sound like an exceptional woman, I'm surprised no one from AoS has not tried to scoop you up. I hope you, qdpsteve, Insomniac and a few others here find worthy companionship.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (6oDGm)

693 Here is the link for the webcast, which hasn't started yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xybp6zLaGx4

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (sdi6R)

694 JROD, thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:13 AM (km8m2)

695 Sometimes I'd get. All the time...that's just dangerous.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (vFd8X)

I agree. It's also not an easy rut to pull yourself out of. You have to want to do it. For several years, I didn't want to. Too much effort and energy.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 01:02 AM (rJUlF)


Yea, I really hate being all blabby about it. It'd be easier to not say anything. I don't want to offend anyone or say life is easy or everyone will find someone, or anything like that. I just think a lot of you are wonderful people, and when the darkness gets rolling and suddenly everyone is like a 95 yo who has no chance of meeting anyone ever...so life isn't worth living... it is sad and such a lie.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 01:13 AM (vFd8X)

696 Launch of the Telstar 19 communications satellite is set for 1:50 am ET.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (sdi6R)


Wow. That's an awfully low number for a family of satellites that's been around for *counts* over 50 years.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:13 AM (y87Qq)

697 I won't help you dig a deeper pit, nor will I continue to throw offers of help at a brick wall. However, you suffer from depression, and I don't want to leave you flailing in doom. So tell me, what will help? If you don't know...and I say this with concern and compassion...think of something. Use that wonderful brain for good and not doom. I'm sorry if I went too far...I SO HOPE I didn't. If I did, please forgive me.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:48 AM (vFd8X)

I haven't the slightest idea. I don't mean this to be smartassed but if I knew I wouldn't be in the condition I'm in.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (NWiLs)

698 I get the honor of going to my daughters house and fixing her car. I think I can I think I can I think I can. The little dork that could is the ending to the story I'm shooting for.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (YdakM)

699 689
Oh, thanks for that. I had forgotten about it. Relaunch of the first Block 5.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:11 AM (h2Bdk)


I'm not sure, but I think this is the second Block 5, a new rocket.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (sdi6R)

700 It's a shame they don't make it to smell like Lionel locomotive smoke.

Half of the Lionel smell is ozone from the open frame motor.

But original smoke pellets? Nirvana.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (brIR5)

701 Don't be going to sleep just yet. The SpaceX webcast will be starting in about 20 minutes. Launch of the Telstar 19 communications satellite is set for 1:50 am ET.

Posted by: rickl


Sorry rickl. I'm gonna have to pass.

Nite all .

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 01:15 AM (2s3aR)

702 The little dork that could
Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (YdakM)


That's from Kierkegaard, right?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:16 AM (y87Qq)

703 680 Jeff, that's one of Joel's masterpieces to be sure.

He even talks about writing it, in some of the extra interview tracks on his greatest hits box set.

"A bottle of red, a bottle of white,
it all depends on your appetite..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (km8m2)

I have the set, and after hearing his explanation, it gives more to the song.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:17 AM (cvabZ)

704 While not paying attention, my Pittsburgh Pirates have won 8 in a row. They are still in 4th place in the NL Central but above .500. Still not expecting much from them this year but at least they are respectable at the moment.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 22, 2018 01:17 AM (yc6aH)

705 One of my fondest childhood memories is visiting my great-grandparents in Bethlehem. I was *obsessed* with trains as a boy, and the railroad went right by their backyard.

If I could have captured that joy in a jar. . . .

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (e7oj4)

706 696
Wow. That's an awfully low number for a family of satellites that's been around for *counts* over 50 years.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:13 AM (y87Qq)


I remember watching a film about the first Telstar back in elementary school.

Modern communications and weather satellites are usually designed for about a 15 year lifespan. Of course, they are much larger and more capable than their ancestors in the 1960s.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (sdi6R)

707 Jeff, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (km8m2)

708 Time for the old folk. Busy day tomorrow, I got the duty at our family fish fry.

Never lose sight of where we are blessed to live, a place unique in the world.

And in keeping with that, remember we are Americans, so that head is held HIGH and PROUD.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (S/hVx)

709 I hope you, qdpsteve, Insomniac find worthy companionship.
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (6oDGm)

Sad face

Posted by: Robert really is chopped liver at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (Zogyx)

710 699 689
Oh, thanks for that. I had forgotten about it. Relaunch of the first Block 5.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:11 AM (h2Bdk)

I'm not sure, but I think this is the second Block 5, a new rocket.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (sdi6R)


Yeah, you're right. The wording on the story I was ambiguous and I read it the wrong way.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:19 AM (h2Bdk)

711 Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (sdi6R)

Not exactly related, are you familiar with Telstar Logistics?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:19 AM (y87Qq)

712 711
Not exactly related, are you familiar with Telstar Logistics?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:19 AM (y87Qq)


No, I'm not.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:21 AM (sdi6R)

713 @709 Robert-.......and you too.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:22 AM (6oDGm)

714 Well, good night to everyone who is calling it a night.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (sdi6R)

715 I'm familiar with Telstar, the *song* by Joe Meek and the Tornados. Very first British Invasion hit song, supposedly. (And Joe Meek was even crazier than Phil Spector.)

Talk about an earworm. The 1962-era Clavioline synthesizer sounded like a billion flies buzzing at once. One of those songs that gets stuck in my head and I have to use a jackhammer to remove it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (km8m2)

716 I was going to run today, like I do most Saturday mornings. The temperature was 107 F, so I said nah.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (rnAwa)

717 709 I hope you, qdpsteve, Insomniac find worthy companionship.
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (6oDGm)

Sad face
Posted by: Robert really is chopped liver at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (Zogyx)

--Dog knows if I can, you can.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (e7oj4)

718 I hope you, qdpsteve, Insomniac find worthy companionship.
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (6oDGm)

Sad face
Posted by: Robert really is chopped liver at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (Zogyx)


Must have just been an oversight. I'm sure we'll be mentioned in the next communiqué! HQ hasn't forgotten about us!

*tightens helmet chinstrap*
*fixes bayonet*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (y87Qq)

719 LOL! A Democrat candidate for the Wisconsin assembly has been caught forging signatures on her nomination papers. Charlisse Daniels was featured on CNN last year as a woman who had decided to run due to Trump's election. She had been through a 70 hour training program by an outfit called Emerge America, which recruits Dem candidate. Evidently "Forgery 101" was one of the topics. Ah, dear, another bright young leftist rising star has fallen...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 01:25 AM (H80UQ)

720 I'm not a rocket scientist, so I don't know how they go about deciding on launch times. It would be better to do it at a more convenient hour.


Funky music has started!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xybp6zLaGx4

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:25 AM (sdi6R)

721 MisHum is to ONTs as Little Wonder was to television entertainment.

Posted by: GarMoe at July 22, 2018 01:26 AM (B+4PC)

722 7 I won't help you dig a deeper pit, nor will I continue to throw offers of help at a brick wall. However, you suffer from depression, and I don't want to leave you flailing in doom. So tell me, what will help? If you don't know...and I say this with concern and compassion...think of something. Use that wonderful brain for good and not doom. I'm sorry if I went too far...I SO HOPE I didn't. If I did, please forgive me.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:48 AM (vFd8X)

I haven't the slightest idea. I don't mean this to be smartassed but if I knew I wouldn't be in the condition I'm in.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (NWiLs)


On here...just here, in the comments. What do I say or do when you go there? Should I ignore you? Just let you go on a rip? What?

Fire up that brain and think of something. I know it will be painful, bcz those neurons haven't been used in so long, but give it a shot.

After tonight though, I've got nothing else. I've said everything. It's not bcz I don't care that I won't say it all again, it is bcz I don't want to insult you and other people by saying it all again.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 01:27 AM (vFd8X)

723 715 I'm familiar with Telstar, the *song* by Joe Meek and the Tornados. Very first British Invasion hit song, supposedly. (And Joe Meek was even crazier than Phil Spector.)

Talk about an earworm. The 1962-era Clavioline synthesizer sounded like a billion flies buzzing at once. One of those songs that gets stuck in my head and I have to use a jackhammer to remove it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (km8m2)


Yeah, I bought the 45 umpteen years ago.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:27 AM (sdi6R)

724 rickl, "Telstar Logistics" is a pseudonym for a guy. It started as a social hack so he could park his van in loading areas without getting tickets. Several vehicles, sticky vinyl logos, reflective vests, and hard hats later, it has grown into a... well, it's still an utterly forgettable name for a company that doesn't exist, but the guy who "created" it can now flash a lanyard ID badge, park anywhere, and go anywhere in any city and nobody can stop him because he has perfect urban industrial camouflage.

He also posts some neat stories about science and industrial history.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:27 AM (y87Qq)

725 Good gravy Morons, you got me having "Allentown" on loop.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:29 AM (e7oj4)

726

Elon Musk is a total fraud

https://nypost.com/2018/07/21/elon-musk-is-a-total-fraud/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:30 AM (IqV8l)

727 @717 logprof-Fortunately my worthy companion for the evening gets off in 30 minutes so thanks for letting me kill time on the ONT guys. Good night, take care!

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:30 AM (6oDGm)

728 Night all. Been up since 4:30 this morning, with nothing to do.This funemployment sucks ass.

Be well, all.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 01:32 AM (+1YDx)

729 "A bottle of red... a bottle of white.

I'll meet you anytime, you want, in our Italian Restaurant...."

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:32 AM (cvabZ)

730 720 I'm not a rocket scientist, so I don't know how they go about deciding on launch times. It would be better to do it at a more convenient hour.


Funky music has started!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xybp6zLaGx4
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:25 AM (sdi6R)


Has to do with launch site availability and the final orbit. The Falcon 9 doesn't put geostationary sats in their final orbit, but only in a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Launching at the wrong time means using extra fuel or not getting the sat into the right orbital slot.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:33 AM (h2Bdk)

731 Good night, JROD & Calm Mentor.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:33 AM (y87Qq)

732 Isn't the New York Post the paper that recently published a front page illustration showing Donald Trump shooting Uncle Sam in the head?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:34 AM (sdi6R)

733 And the webcast has started.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:34 AM (sdi6R)

734 724 rickl, "Telstar Logistics" is a pseudonym for a guy. It started as a social hack so he could park his van in loading areas without getting tickets. Several vehicles, sticky vinyl logos, reflective vests, and hard hats later, it has grown into a... well, it's still an utterly forgettable name for a company that doesn't exist, but the guy who "created" it can now flash a lanyard ID badge, park anywhere, and go anywhere in any city and nobody can stop him because he has perfect urban industrial camouflage.

He also posts some neat stories about science and industrial history.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:27 AM (y87Qq)


That's hilarious. Reminds me of a boss of mine who said you can go anywhere as long as you carry a clipboard and look like you know where you're going.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:35 AM (h2Bdk)

735 That's hilarious. Reminds me of a boss of mine who said you can go anywhere as long as you carry a clipboard and look like you know where you're going.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:35 AM (h2Bdk)


That's exactly what he does. I think the term for it is "Bavarian Fire Drill".

https://tinyurl.com/weddo

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:37 AM (y87Qq)

736 "Elon Musk is a total fraud"

I read some of this earlier, and her commentary on Space X is way off the mark:

"SpaceX - which Musk touts as replacing NASA and colonizing Mars - has been a literal failure to launch. So many of its rockets have burned up or crashed that Musk, for reasons unknown, has made a blooper reel."

I don't mind hating on Musk, but I stopped reading after that.

Posted by: Chris M at July 22, 2018 01:38 AM (6XZdO)

737 SpaceX is a real company with real profits. His other ventures seem like subsidy farming, for the most part.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:40 AM (h2Bdk)

738 It's amazing how much we depend on satellites today without even thinking about them. They didn't even exist before 60 years ago.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:42 AM (sdi6R)

739 Goodnight all, thanks for the fantastic chat tonight!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:43 AM (km8m2)

740 The blooper reel was of the first few landing attempts, before they got the hang of it. It's on YouTube, and quite entertaining.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:44 AM (sdi6R)

741 738 It's amazing how much we depend on satellites today without even thinking about them. They didn't even exist before 60 years ago.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:42 AM (sdi6R)

--And we better watch out. The Chinese are definitely working on satellite killers.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:44 AM (e7oj4)

742 That's hilarious. Reminds me of a boss of mine who said you can go anywhere as long as you carry a clipboard and look like you know where you're going.
Posted by: Ace's liver



Not going anywhere. But in my job speaking confidently with multi syllabic words is enough to shut other people in a meeting up.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:46 AM (YdakM)

743 So we reflexively smile at them. We can't help it. We're wired that way.

They're all like, "EEW! Get away from me, perv!"
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (sdi6R)


When I was a waitress, this older fellow used to ask me to put my finger in his iced tea to "sweeten it."

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2018 01:46 AM (4HMW8)

744
It's amazing how much we depend on satellites today without even thinking about them. They didn't even exist before 60 years ago.
Posted by: rickl


I was in the engine room on a Navy ship in 1971.
I don't know how they knew where we were.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:48 AM (IqV8l)

745 Not going anywhere. But in my job speaking confidently with multi syllabic words is enough to shut other people in a meeting up.
Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:46 AM (YdakM)

--Pray tell, where do you work, and are they hiring?

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:49 AM (e7oj4)

746 "Armenia" is a retired Fanta flavor? Probably retired because it tasted like Kim Kardashian's ass.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at July 22, 2018 01:52 AM (GXOTw)

747 Hmmm... they're planning to do a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a black woman (Fox). I checked on the planned reboot of the Greatest American Hero (ABC) with an Indian woman ... axed before it could get off the ground.

Apparently ABC has realized that audiences are all SJW-ed out. Maybe Fox will get the hint after a little focus group testing.

Nice that they're getting smart enough to value ratings over ideology, but it's irritating that they have the insatiable need to push in this direction.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2018 01:52 AM (/qEW2)

748 I'm a bit young to be a Billy Joel fan, my first recollection of him was on the TV top 10 when he was #1 with It's Still Rock and Roll to Me. His stuff after that was good, but didn't really get around mid-80s metal and pop. I found him in the early 90s when I was tired of then current pop music, I bought this Greatest Hits V1&2. On casette.

I've been a fan since. That's a GH album every GH album producer needs to listen to.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:53 AM (cvabZ)

749

Armenia City In The Sky

https://youtu.be/2naTu5WpsEQ

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:54 AM (IqV8l)

750 I found him in the early 90s when I was tired of then current pop music, I bought this Greatest Hits V1&2. On casette.

I've been a fan since. That's a GH album every GH album producer needs to listen to.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:53 AM (cvabZ)

--Say what you will about Billy Joel, but "You're Only Human" is a very pro-life song.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:55 AM (e7oj4)

751 --Pray tell, where do you work, and are they hiring?
Posted by: logprof


My presence in meetings is kinda rare since I'm just a technician. But if I show weakness the meeting will always run longer so I avoid that.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:55 AM (YdakM)

752 > they're planning to do a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a black woman

Like weren't all those black transgendered differently-abled people who could have used the work. Boycott the bigots!

Posted by: SJW REEEEE! mob at July 22, 2018 01:56 AM (GXOTw)

753 That's my favorite Joel song ever. He's said it's his favorite, too.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (rJUlF)


I get the impression it's very personal for him.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:56 AM (cvabZ)

754 Nice launch. I wonder if this is the final configuration of the helium bottle, or if they're still relying on a fancy load sequence to keep it from exploding.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:59 AM (h2Bdk)

755 and landing was successful. congrats to honest elon's used rocket barn.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 22, 2018 02:00 AM (MsXt+)

756 Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:55 AM (e7oj4)

It is.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 02:00 AM (cvabZ)

757 Looking good so far. Second stage and satellite are in orbit and the first stage has landed on the droneship. Now in a coast phase before the second second stage burn.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 02:01 AM (sdi6R)

758 I read some of this earlier, and her commentary on Space X is way off the mark:

"SpaceX - which Musk touts as replacing NASA and colonizing Mars - has been a literal failure to launch. So many of its rockets have burned up or crashed that Musk, for reasons unknown, has made a blooper reel."

I don't mind hating on Musk, but I stopped reading after that.

Posted by: Chris M at July 22, 2018 01:38 AM (6XZdO)


As long as he's not spending government money on Muslim outreach, I've no objection to him replacing NASA. And the lashing out at the cave divers was so silly I can't really get too worked up over that.

He can be honest. For months the horde has been saying how Teslas are crap, and then he came out and admitted Teslas are crap.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2018 02:01 AM (/qEW2)

759 > "Armenia" is a retired Fanta flavor? Probably retired because it tasted like Kim Kardashian's ass.

I see what happened. The bloggers screwed up their copy and paste job from Wikipedia. "Armenia" is supposed to start a new country section, not be listed as a flavor under Argentina.

Posted by: SJW REEEEE! mob at July 22, 2018 02:02 AM (GXOTw)

760 watching original walking tall and all i can think is that trump is bufford pusser

Posted by: jimmytheclaw chronic insomniac at July 22, 2018 02:02 AM (iCsMt)

761 756 Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:55 AM (e7oj4)

It is.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 02:00 AM (cvabZ)

--LMAO, re-watching the official video. Very cheesy, but yeah, very so.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 02:04 AM (e7oj4)

762
watching original walking tall and all i can think is that trump is bufford pusser
Posted by: jimmytheclaw chronic insomniac


MITCHELL!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 02:04 AM (IqV8l)

763 Here is the SpaceX blooper reel mentioned above:

"How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvim4rsNHkQ

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 02:05 AM (sdi6R)

764 I have to believe that Callahan article is so over-the-top wrong because they wanted outrage clicks.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 02:10 AM (h2Bdk)

765 Second burn about to start.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 02:15 AM (sdi6R)

766 Hmmm. They're not flying with the redesigned helium tank until sometime in the fall. That's when the official count for man-rating starts.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 02:17 AM (h2Bdk)

767 762
watching original walking tall and all i can think is that trump is bufford pusser
Posted by: jimmytheclaw chronic insomniac

MITCHELL!!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 02:04 AM (IqV8l)

you have the right to a phone call "crack" do you understand mister

Posted by: jimmytheclaw chronic insomniac at July 22, 2018 02:22 AM (iCsMt)

768 "Get Yourself Together" --Henry's Dress:

[recommend max volume]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DDA4lG1LE0&t=676s

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 02:32 AM (e7oj4)

769 Satellite separation and the webcast ended. I had the impression that the second stage was moving oddly after cutoff, and the satellite seemed to be tumbling slightly. It's probably nothing that the satellite can't correct on its own. They said that the orbit was good.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 02:32 AM (sdi6R)

770 Ventriloquist jokes are the bomb.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:32 AM (CSNuj)

771 "Armenia" is a retired Fanta flavor? Probably retired because it tasted like Kim Kardashian's ass.


I thought that was one of Toto's big hits.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:34 AM (CSNuj)

772 A little late to be commenting on the content, but that TP drone "prank" is kinda lame. All that time and effort for two rolls of TP. Two rolls! A good TPing is done late at night, and takes at least a dozen rolls. That's for a small house with maybe one tree in the front yard. And, TP rolls are just made to be thrown. None of this drone BS.

Posted by: N. Armstrong at July 22, 2018 02:35 AM (LMcFk)

773 Sock was kinda stinky.

Posted by: Average Guy at July 22, 2018 02:40 AM (LMcFk)

774 *pokes thread with stick*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:45 AM (CSNuj)

775 It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:46 AM (CSNuj)

776 *gets shovel from garage*

*scoops up thread*

*dumps in garden waste container*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:49 AM (CSNuj)

777 SNAP!

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 02:49 AM (6n+nr)

778 774 *pokes thread with stick*
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:45 AM (CSNuj)

775 It's dead, Jim.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:46 AM (CSN--uj)


--https://youtu.be/r-51GeJSbBU--

Slowdive's foray into tachno.

Dislike techno, enjoy Slowdive

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 02:50 AM (e7oj4)

779 I thought that was one of Toto's big hits.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:34 AM (CSNuj)

---
naw,. it was The Who

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

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 02:52 AM (6n+nr)

780 I like Slowdive too, logprof. Check out their performance on KEXP:

https://youtu.be/gwgq-IWtcPE

Posted by: Average Guy at July 22, 2018 02:53 AM (LMcFk)

781 780 I like Slowdive too, logprof. Check out their performance on KEXP:

https://youtu.be/gwgq-IWtcPE
Posted by: Average Guy at July 22, 2018 02:53 AM (LMcFk)

--Rachel is still beautiful.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:01 AM (e7oj4)

782 More Billy Joel goodness;

https://youtu.be/tJWM5FmZyqU

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 03:02 AM (cvabZ)

783 It's still Rock and Roll to me:

https://youtu.be/5eAQa4MOGkE

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 03:08 AM (cvabZ)

784 Diana Krall covers "Just the Way You Are":


https://youtu.be/d8RYUZT57XA

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:08 AM (e7oj4)

785 MTV in the 80's...

yet another cultural touchstone i never came in contact with.

looking at the photos, Martha was hawt then AND naow...

the other chick did not age very well.

but, then again, neither did i.

in my case, plain, broke, scrawny and unhip became plain, broke, fat, and unhip, with predictable results.

with crippled layered on top, for extra desirability.

not.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 03:10 AM (6n+nr)

786 Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 03:10 AM (6n+nr)

--Last I heard a few years ago, Martha Quinn hosted an '80s music show on Sirius.



Oh yeah, and would hit.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:16 AM (e7oj4)

787 Holy Hannah, Martha Quinn is only six years younger than my mom.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:18 AM (e7oj4)

788 Holy Hannah, Martha Quinn is only six years younger than my mom.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:18 AM (e7oj4)
---
can i get a phone number or an e-mail addy?



Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 03:21 AM (6n+nr)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2018 03:32 AM (mpXpK)

790 Was one of the first MTV viewers in 1980.






Wait, I'm not supposed to be up now

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 03:58 AM (pHfeF)

791 535 @498 Insomniac-I would totally bang you too bro!!!
Get in line Farmer!
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (6oDGm)

That escalated quickly.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:23

WTF? You take a nap and this place goes places you didn't imagine. LOL.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:00 AM (yJ1e6)

792 Must sleep more

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:03 AM (pHfeF)

793 Holy Hannah, Martha Quinn is only six years younger than my mom.
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:18

Get off my lawn LOGPROF!

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:19 AM (yJ1e6)

794 you can sleep when you're dead.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 04:20 AM (6n+nr)

795 great.

now my hash is some weirdo thing out of the geeky and incomprehensible chess thread.

FML.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 04:21 AM (6n+nr)

796 789
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2018 03:32

Vic, what are these blank posts supposed to mean?

You are still alive , tho very old?

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:23 AM (yJ1e6)

797 I am so use to getting up at 4am my internal clock is set for then and no matter what time I go to bed I wake up then

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:24 AM (pHfeF)

798 He is asleep but his finger keeps hitting post

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:25 AM (pHfeF)

799 And Skip, do you have a sleeping disorder? Maybe check w/ a a doc?

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:25 AM (yJ1e6)

800 Bet Martha isn't more than 6 years older than me

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:27 AM (pHfeF)

801 I don't think so, just use to getting up for years at 4. Do sleep past occasionally, maybe to the 5am hour. Monday don't have to leave for forl until 7

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:30 AM (pHfeF)

802 Martha is only a bit more than 1 year older.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:32 AM (pHfeF)

803 198 to go

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:33 AM (pHfeF)

804 IIRC Skip you are about 35, one night we talked real ages. I'm 62, old bastard.

Anyone else here ever taken the Duck Boats in Branson?
We did we few yrs ago, glad we survived. Ours was also a family group of 11, glad 9 of us didn't die!

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:34 AM (yJ1e6)

805 never been to Branson, only KC, Missouri, on my way to Ft Riley for 11 fun filled days.

i just hope some gubermint asshole doesn't order all DUKW's destroyed as "unsafe"

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 04:38 AM (6n+nr)

806 I'm pushing 60 real fast, me and John John would have been close to age by days but he decided he knew how to fly a airplane.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:39 AM (pHfeF)

807 The fuck are you people talking about on this thread?

...man, I'm glad I Punched-Out when I did.

The O.N.T.: Come for the personalities. Leave when they get weird.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 22, 2018 04:40 AM (Ckg4U)

808 How those boat pwners went out with storm warnings is criminal

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:40 AM (pHfeF)

809 Time to make the pancakes...

*pulls chute*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 22, 2018 04:42 AM (Ckg4U)

810 Hey red,
I should go to bed but I'm still here after our days in the sun selling chops, brats and dogs to benefit the dog park. Think we raised about
$700 which is kinda amazing.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:43 AM (yJ1e6)

811 I'm pushing 60 real fast, me and John John would have been close to age by days but he decided he knew how to fly a airplane.
Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:39

Glad you didn't want to fly, nice to have you around still, unlike JJ.

To bad for the entitled kid, his Mom didn't want him to do it, maybe she saw the future. Sad.

What I thought was a farce, we spent money to find them in the drink, them turned around and cremated them and tossed them in the drink.

WTF? Won't happened for you or me, but they are a "special class" of people apparently.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:55 AM (yJ1e6)

812 Just saw recently my township has a dog park.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:55 AM (pHfeF)

813 Time to make the pancakes...
*pulls chute*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 22, 2018 04:42

Be well Slap, you know you have lots of prayers and support from here for what you are dealing w/.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:58 AM (yJ1e6)

814 Have to get more pancake mix, made the last Friday

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 05:05 AM (pHfeF)

815 sounds like the posters here!

Posted by: wammo at July 22, 2018 05:07 AM (W98A8)

816 Guess the Navy isn't paying their dentists well...

SAN DIEGO (Tribune News Service) - A Navy commander with 23 years of military service pleaded guilty to a drug charge Friday in San Diego federal court, admitting that he conspired to buy and sell ecstasy and other drugs on the dark web over at least an 18-month period that ended with his March arrest at his Hillcrest condo.

https://tinyurl.com/ybmbupyf

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at July 22, 2018 05:11 AM (/krQw)

817 For a good chuckle see at Legal Insurection the #WeKnew artical, Leftists are off their rockers

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 05:12 AM (pHfeF)

818 Be well all. Time for bed here...Rock on tomorrow.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 05:16 AM (yJ1e6)

819 Whiskey trucks and John Wayne! Ain't Texas grand? Si, es muy grande.

Posted by: Eromero at July 22, 2018 05:43 AM (zLDYs)

820 Having a bunch of people over today to watch the Thunderbirds from my rooftop....Please don't rain....

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 08:47 AM (H80UQ)

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