Mid-Morning Open Thread

Shahn Red Stairway.jpg

Red Stairway
Ben Shahn

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1
A Ted Stevens Joint...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:30 AM (/9p9e)

2 That time of the month huh?

Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life at October 10, 2018 09:30 AM (JFO2v)

3 Hmmm.

Posted by: WisRich at October 10, 2018 09:30 AM (G0vdT)

4 Foist?

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 10, 2018 09:30 AM (sjdRT)

5 Too slow.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 10, 2018 09:30 AM (sjdRT)

6 Weird.

Posted by: bluebell at October 10, 2018 09:30 AM (U5tDi)

7 I don' think so. I am not sophisticated enough to appreciate contemporary art.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 10, 2018 09:30 AM (tJ4OS)

8 It's different. I might like it...but I can't be sure.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 09:31 AM (cF8AT)

9 And Mazie Says:

Well, this is what happens, because when you look at white supremacists and all that

HI you are reped by 1 very stupid person

Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life at October 10, 2018 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

10 Stairway to Heaven? Then Hell??

Posted by: Screw Em at October 10, 2018 09:31 AM (TcRhR)

11 Echoing Bluebell - yes, a bit weird, but I like this one quite a bit. It has that air of mystery to me.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 10, 2018 09:31 AM (PFy0L)

12 Ugh. Do not like. At all.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 09:31 AM (7xXFn)

13 Nazi secret sub base.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 09:31 AM (r9UYA)

14 Wow, buildings missing walls, some guys missing legs, other guys missing whole lower bodies.... this painter was really into amputees, huh?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at October 10, 2018 09:31 AM (5AVMW)

15 As an aside (I know, I know - not 100 comments yet), the Bay County cameras are still up (for now).

Incredible images - http://tmc.baycountyfl.gov/

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 10, 2018 09:32 AM (6qErC)

16 Creepy.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:32 AM (OyyDO)

17 The brown acid was last week. This must be the sʞɔɐqɥsɐlɟ.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 09:32 AM (AM1GF)

18 Florida. After.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2018 09:32 AM (/tuJf)

19 Me neither, Tammy. I'm sure this has Layers of Meaning. I'm too shallow to understand them.

Posted by: bluebell at October 10, 2018 09:32 AM (U5tDi)

20 What's with the guy going up the stairs on crutches? And who is the unfortunate individual lost in the ice floes?

Need "thumbs down" emoji.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 09:32 AM (7xXFn)

21 One-legged war veteran dies and goes to...not sure where that is.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at October 10, 2018 09:33 AM (2NqXo)

22 Red staircase?

Has anyone seen Sean Penn and his red cup recently?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:33 AM (ReA9Z)

23 Megamillions jackpot is expected to be $548 million.

Posted by: JAS at October 10, 2018 09:33 AM (3HNOQ)

24 High school art project. Awful.

Posted by: red speck at October 10, 2018 09:33 AM (6Krd7)

25 I think you take the magic stairs to the top to get weighed, then get kicked down to the other side to the abattoir.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 10, 2018 09:33 AM (TUU1F)

26 I know Ben Shahn as a book illustrator, didn't really consider that he did work outside that realm. It's odd, but I like it. Good for October.

Posted by: josephistan at October 10, 2018 09:34 AM (7HtZB)

27 Is it a temporary stairway?

Posted by: BignJames at October 10, 2018 09:34 AM (0+nbW)

28 8 It's different. I might like it...but I can't be sure.
Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 09:31 AM (cF8AT)



So, "splunge" for your?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:34 AM (/9p9e)

29 17
The brown acid was last week. This must be the (removed to satisfy Pixy...upside down "flashback").

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 09:32 AM (AM1GF)


I don't know how you did that but it's way cool.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 09:34 AM (7xXFn)

30 There are things about this which might have impressed me if handled differently. But as it is, Meh minus.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (59GGI)

31 Is nothing real?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vote Red! at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (LISuA)

32 Definitely not a stairway to Heaven

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (ReA9Z)

33 must be leftist

Posted by: CN at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (U7k5w)

34 I'm not sure I like the actual picture, but I do like the colors.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (Uysai)

35 23 Megamillions jackpot is expected to be $548 million.
Posted by: JAS at October 10, 2018 09:33 AM (3HNOQ)


I saw the winning numbers and I swear to G-d I picked that exact combination within the last 6 months!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (/9p9e)

36 AZ Senate poll.

McSally-R +6


First time she has lead. What changed?


https://tinyurl.com/y9ur5g7t

Posted by: HA at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (MAstk)

37 Yeah. . . .no.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (kqsXK)

38 That whole thing makes no sense.. especially the red staircase! Look at the wall side..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2018 09:36 AM (CQDCL)

39 33 must be leftist
Posted by: CN at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (U7k5w)


Well, Ben Shahn was of that bent, for sure. Social commentary in his paintings. Still, I am a fan of much his work.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:36 AM (/9p9e)

40 Was there a big Trump/Hannity announcement last night?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (72PAC)

41 Ok, I embiggened it....nah.

Also, something odd about the way he's going up the stairs with the crushes...seems wrong.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (cF8AT)

42 Or if you want to take the money and run, the Mega Millions cash payout* is $309.2 million.

*Before taxes, relatives, new found friends, and canoe accidents.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (ReA9Z)

43 40 Was there a big Trump/Hannity announcement last night?
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (72PAC)


Yes. Tune in tonight for a big announcement...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (/9p9e)

44 There is so many things to like about this painting.


It's a shame the artist didn't include any of them.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (m45I2)

45 >>40
Was there a big Trump/Hannity announcement last night?

I didn't hear one. Fake news.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (r9UYA)

46 Was there a big Trump/Hannity announcement last night?

Kind of. Trump was trying to say something but Hannity kept interrupting.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (PFy0L)

47 I like this one! Thanks CBD!

Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (lwiT4)

48 Ben Shahn was a flaming Socialist, with a capital-S. His most famous paintings are called "The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti".

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

49 Hmmm...similar to yesterday's in its slight surrealism. Also the word "red" in the title.

It's post-war, the place is bombed out. Our guy is missing a leg. The bridge is modern.

Is there more to this than just an allegory of post war rebuilding?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 09:38 AM (fuK7c)

50 Megamillions jackpot is expected to be $548 million.

Posted by: JAS

..............
Yeah.. I was gonna win it last night.. but decided to let it roll over a cool 1/2 Billion

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2018 09:38 AM (CQDCL)

51 You could critique this painting by taking an excerpt from "Mein Kampf" and changing a couple words.

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

52
Democrat project in case Border Wall is built...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:39 AM (/9p9e)

53 crutches damnit....

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 09:39 AM (cF8AT)

54 Diogenes needs to wake up and scratch his head over THIS one.

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

55 Did that Florida construction company build that staircase?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:39 AM (ReA9Z)

56 Yeah.. I was gonna win it last night.. but decided to let it roll over a cool 1/2 Billion
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2018 09:38 AM (CQDCL)\

Yeah well I got you beat. I'm gonna lose Friday and let it roll over to $1 bil.

Then I'll win and bet it all on one spin of a roulette wheel.

$35 bil pre-tax here I come.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (72PAC)

57 While I'm feeling better about the midterms, the one thing that troubles me is their ability to steal elections. Do we have anything like a sufficient response force?

Remember, the winner is not the one for whom the most votes are cast, but the one for whom the most votes are counted. Of course, we are all assured that vote fraud doesn't exist -- but the same is true of the dead people who always vote Democrat.

My fantasy is to switch, on the night of Nov 6, to a weeping CNN reporter saying "Stunning upset in Virginia. Tim Kaine...."

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (59GGI)

58 48 Ben Shahn was a flaming Socialist, with a capital-S. His most famous paintings are called "The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti".
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (OyyDO)


Well, I still listen and appreciate Wagner.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (/9p9e)

59 Hey friends!

Update on the nails: I bought some of the high-potency acetone, and it worked mostly, but there are still some spots that are stuck pretty good.

So will repeat today and see how it goes.

Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (TL2pK)

60 You Willowed me for a red stairway?

Posted by: Jwest at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (/roJx)

61 BREAKING. Supreme Court Upholds North Dakota's Voter ID Law


One down. 56 to go.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (r9UYA)

62 You could critique this painting by taking an excerpt from "Mein Kampf" and changing a couple words.

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



It's a nice little painting. Why you gotta make me sad?

Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

63
Coincidence?

After Taylor swift propagandizes for Leftist candidates, she wins many awards.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 10, 2018 09:41 AM (Lgq0c)

64 Britannica

Social Realism, trend in American art originating in about 1930 ...
----
Thought so.
You can find a lot of that on Shorpy.com.

Posted by: Sumat Naandur at October 10, 2018 09:41 AM (oYD2h)

65 You don't go up (or down) stairs on crutches!

You sit on the third step from the bottom, pick the crutches up in one hand and use the other to scooch yourself up the stairs on your ass.

This comes from vast experience.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 09:41 AM (7xXFn)

66 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 10, 2018 09:30 AM (tJ4OS)

Tammy! Hugs! I was wondering how you were doing recently. Is all well with you and yours?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 10, 2018 09:41 AM (uquGJ)

67 61 BREAKING. Supreme Court Upholds North Dakota's Voter ID Law


One down. 56 to go.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (r9UYA)


Law of the Land!

Precedent!

Starry-eyed and Decisive!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:41 AM (/9p9e)

68 One down. 56 to go.
Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (r9UYA)



LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

69 Nippy up here in Door County Wisconsin this morning! But we've had a lot less rain than the surrounding areas... Yesterday was rain free until late afternoon.

Pretty good fall color here.. next week should be peak.
head home tomorrow..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2018 09:42 AM (CQDCL)

70
Acetone = ACE tone!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:42 AM (/9p9e)

71 While I'm feeling better about the midterms, the one thing that troubles me is their ability to steal elections. Do we have anything like a sufficient response force?

Remember, the winner is not the one for whom the most votes are cast, but the one for whom the most votes are counted. Of course, we are all assured that vote fraud doesn't exist -- but the same is true of the dead people who always vote Democrat.

My fantasy is to switch, on the night of Nov 6, to a weeping CNN reporter saying "Stunning upset in Virginia. Tim Kaine...."


It really relies on the state's GOP to head things like this off.

The VA GOP is....useless. They aren't going to support Corey Stewart since he beat out the VA GOP's preferred candidate. It's about the same situation that gave our state McAuliffe.

VA has election fraud pretty well baked into the cake. Richmond is always one of the last areas to report, and for the simple reason that they need to know how many votes they must manufacture given the other precinct's totals. The VA GOP has been very unwilling to pursue the vote fraud, despite concrete evidence that it is happening and it is a material issue.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (PFy0L)

72 32 Definitely not a stairway to Heaven
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:35 AM (ReA9Z)

I think you might be onto something there. I'm thinking it might be a commentary on the consequences of WWI. That vibrant red on the staircase is meant to emphasize it. It is the key to the meaning.

It wouldn't be the first time a modernist artist took a traditionally sacred symbol and reversed its meaning to discuss the War.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

73 Some people define art by the presence or absence of trees. I use the limerick-triggering metric. If a picture triggers the limberick system in my brain and inspires a bit of doggerel I consider it to be "good" art.

This one? I got nothing.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (m45I2)

74 Well, I still listen and appreciate Wagner.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (/9p9e)


Would Trump's leitmotif be the Ride of the Valkyries?

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (59GGI)

75 What were the specifics of ND voter ID?

Final vote was 6-2, so two of the tyrants voted for it.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (72PAC)

76 Social Realism, trend in American art originating in about 1930 ...


This ain't that. Social(ist) Realism is all those burly guys striking heroic poses while building railroads out of fire.

The WPA stuff from the thirties. Federally subsidized art therefor commie in nature.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (fuK7c)

77 ACE tone!

Either a frequency only dogs can hear.

Or those body building exercises really paid off.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (ReA9Z)

78 69 Nippy up here in Door County Wisconsin this morning! But we've had a lot less rain than the surrounding areas... Yesterday was rain free until late afternoon.

Pretty good fall color here.. next week should be peak.
head home tomorrow..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2018 09:42 AM (CQDCL)


Can you send me some limburger? I want to shop early for Schumer and Nadler's Chanukah gifts...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (/9p9e)

79 You don't go up (or down) stairs on crutches!


Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 09:41 AM (7xXFn)

Sure you can.....once.

Posted by: BignJames at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (0+nbW)

80 Hey friends!



Update on the nails: I bought some of the high-potency acetone, and
it worked mostly, but there are still some spots that are stuck pretty
good.



So will repeat today and see how it goes.

Posted by: TickledPink
.................
Wow! Fashion tips at the HQ!

Thanks! I'll have to remember that! ;-)

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2018 09:44 AM (CQDCL)

81 Not Ada compliant! Tear it down! - government busy body.

Posted by: Archer at October 10, 2018 09:44 AM (gmo/4)

82 74 Well, I still listen and appreciate Wagner.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (/9p9e)

Would Trump's leitmotif be the Ride of the Valkyries?
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (59GGI)

The most luxurious ride. and Yuuge!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:44 AM (/9p9e)

83 Nippy up here in Door County Wisconsin this morning!
But we've had a lot less rain than the surrounding areas... Yesterday
was rain free until late afternoon.

Pretty good fall color here.. next week should be peak.
head home tomorrow..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2018 09:42 AM (CQDCL)


Jerry - are most of the shops still open? Sometimes when we go in October, lots of places have closed for the season. Or is that November? Might be November.


Enjoy the leaves! Go to AL JOHNSON'S !!!

Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

84 From The Art Story:

The Red Stairway is a powerful statement on destruction, hope, and the prevailing human spirit. An elderly man, wearing a black coat and hat, reliant on crutches, ascends a red staircase that winds up and then down the side of a ravaged building. In the right foreground, another man in a white shirt with arms raised is depicted buried up to his waist in debris.

As with many artists of his era, the horrors of World War II had a profound effect on Shahn and his work beginning in the early to mid-1940s. In this and other paintings Shahn, he chose to depict the devastation of the war symbolically, rather than as realistically or in a documentary vein. Here the man's journey up the stairs seems overwhelmingly arduous and seemingly leading nowhere. This lack of hope echoes the oppressive weight of the effects of war and yet, Shahn is careful to also imbue the work with a sense of hope in the fact that the man attempts the journey at all. The other figure's arms raised despite being stuck in rubble symbolizes an effort to climb out of the destruction and metaphorically echoes the efforts of people to rebuild after the damages of the war. Even the blue cloud-filled sky is a bit lighter above this figure symbolizing the promised gift of another day that comes with each new dawn.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 10, 2018 09:45 AM (Ri0Ku)

85 Can you send me some limburger? I want to shop early for Schumer and Nadler's Chanukah gifts...




Posted by: J.J. Sefton
..............
There's a new cheese shop we're gonna check out today.. I'll FedEx you some!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2018 09:45 AM (CQDCL)

86 The Ace Tones, house band of the HQ. Its frontman plays the shelves.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 10, 2018 09:45 AM (Uysai)

87 This one? I got nothing.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM

#metwo but lately everything has been confusing.

Posted by: Sumat Naandur at October 10, 2018 09:45 AM (oYD2h)

88 58 48 Ben Shahn was a flaming Socialist, with a capital-S. His most famous paintings are called "The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti".
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (OyyDO)


Well, I still listen and appreciate Wagner.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (/9p9e)

Oh yes, absolutely. Some of my favorite modern works are from the European Interwar period when most of the artists were Socialists or full-blown Commies. I kinda "like" Social Realism and Socialist Realism.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:46 AM (OyyDO)

89 Chi-Town Jerry --- Take pictures of the goats on the roof at Al Johnsons, and send then to CBD for the Art Thread.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 09:46 AM (lwiT4)

90 The after effects of war


*********

Bomb 'Em Back To The Modern Stone Age - a limerick

In Ireland they once had The Troubles
The death and destruction were doubled
The landmarks of the day
One by one they fell away
And left behind naught but Blarney rubble.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 10, 2018 09:46 AM (m45I2)

91 Let's pray and hope the Trump Presidency is not a full on Wagnerian opera...

Bugs Bunny, "What do you expect? A happy ending?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:46 AM (ReA9Z)

92 Oh, and Ben Shahn was a huge socialist.

(Is there an artist who isn't?)

Posted by: IrishEi at October 10, 2018 09:47 AM (Ri0Ku)

93 Been snowing here for the last 4 days. Lots of fun driving to work this morning.

Posted by: Archer at October 10, 2018 09:47 AM (gmo/4)

94 Is that commie art?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2018 09:47 AM (dMvl+)

95 One down. 56 to go.
Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (r9UYA)



Where did you ever get the idea there are 57 states?

Posted by: His Imperial Oneness, Prince Barack I at October 10, 2018 09:47 AM (LISuA)

96

Stairway to my window...

Posted by: Rod Stewart at October 10, 2018 09:47 AM (7AQC5)

97 G'mawnin' averboddy.

Since we're not doing "real" art anymore may I recommend CBD start mining the work of Xul Solar whose work I just discovered c/o Weird Universe.
http://bit.ly/Xul-Solar

Posted by: mindful webworker's irresistable deplorableness at October 10, 2018 09:48 AM (6xA6m)

98 Jerry - are most of the shops still open? Sometimes
when we go in October, lots of places have closed for the season. Or is
that November? Might be November.


Enjoy the leaves! Go to AL JOHNSON'S !!!


Posted by: grammie winger

.....................
Hey Grammie,
all the shops are still open.. October is when each town has some kind of fall festival.. usually on weekends which is why we come up mostly during the week.. still lotsa people though!
Al Johnsons.. been there, done that!
Gonna head to Donnie's Glidden Lodge tonight for German night!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2018 09:48 AM (CQDCL)

99 >>75
What were the specifics of ND voter ID?



Final vote was 6-2, so two of the tyrants voted for it.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf?

In today's order, Justice Ginsburg, joined by Justice Kagan, dissented,
noting that the "risk of voter confusion appears severe here" because
different rules applied during the primary election.

@chrisgeidner

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 09:48 AM (r9UYA)

100 Is the bridge to the past or the future
After war under the heel of the boot yer
Gonna have to see red
Though you're glad you're not dead
But it's a raw wound and the bridge is time's suture.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 09:48 AM (fuK7c)

101 48 Ben Shahn was a flaming Socialist, with a capital-S. His most famous paintings are called "The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti".

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

Hah!
I knew it was commie art!
The gloom, despair, and ugly building are all dead giveaways.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (dMvl+)

102

If you were to paint a boof, what would your boof look like on the canvas?

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (Lgq0c)

103 "Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights": Police remove woman from plane after she tried to bring a squirrel on board, claiming it was an emotional support animal. https://t.co/R6OsYYuqYW pic.twitter.com/oLCYnz3NlW

- ABC News (@ABC) October 10, 2018

Shoulda brought a honey badger.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (+y/Ru)

104 Panama City after Michael?

Posted by: ALH at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (uLuPn)

105 Shahn was also Ashcan-ist, I believe.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (/52yu)

106 Is this art?

https://www.deviantart.com/artgerm/art/Ms-Marvel-307704371

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (ReA9Z)

107 >> You don't go up (or down) stairs on crutches!

How to go up and down stairs on crutches, both using a rail, and without a rail:

You don't go up (or down) stairs on crutches!

I've done it, and I prefer the no-rail method.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (f1Vqw)

108 Looked it up. This was done in '44 and was very much a reaction to the war. Artist usually worked in Social Realism, but this time I guess he was dabbling in Social Surrealism, if that's a thing...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 09:50 AM (AM1GF)

109
Handyman's special. Sold as is.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 09:50 AM (BWL+E)

110 Well, I still listen and appreciate Wagner.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (/9p9e)

Kill the wabbit....

Posted by: JAS at October 10, 2018 09:50 AM (3HNOQ)

111 But in engaging those who would prefer we be squashed, silenced, and
ruined, we will not seek to squash, silence, or ruin them. And it is in
that final commitment, that we may just be sowing the seeds of our own
destruction.
====
This guy won't stoop to using the tactics of the left but admits those tactics will win. Well thanks a lot.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 10, 2018 09:50 AM (pw+jk)

112 A squirrel?

That woman should be thankful the Empress was not aboard with her entourage of 'Raptors....

Oh that would have been a glorious sight.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:50 AM (ReA9Z)

113 Justice Kagan, dissented,
noting that the "risk of voter confusion appears severe here"



I love it when Dems play up the intelligence of their voters.. they're all too stupid to know what ID is...


Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 09:51 AM (Izjjo)

114 But it's a raw wound and the bridge is time's suture.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


******

Well, suture self.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 10, 2018 09:51 AM (m45I2)

115 If you were to paint a boof, what would your boof look like on the canvas?

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (Lgq0c)

Depends, is it a "wet" boof?

Posted by: BignJames at October 10, 2018 09:51 AM (0+nbW)

116
Forgot the stair-crutches link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfM0qMou6f0

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 09:51 AM (f1Vqw)

117 If you were to paint a boof, what would your boof look like on the canvas?
Posted by: Soothsayer at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (Lgq0c)

A rainbow of skittles.

Posted by: Ubiquitous Unicorn at October 10, 2018 09:51 AM (dMvl+)

118 The other figure's arms raised despite being stuck in rubble symbolizes an effort to climb out of the destruction and metaphorically echoes the efforts of people to rebuild after the damages of the war.


I think that's mistaken. He doesn't just have his arms raised, he's holding a basket on his back. I think it's a basket of rubble and he's involved in rebuilding somehow.

I don't know how the photographer justifies that perspective on where his lower body should be, but he's not stuck.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 09:51 AM (fuK7c)

119 102. boof , short for 'booful' - beautiful. I would paint a double rainbow over a wildflower meadow in bloom.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 09:52 AM (/52yu)

120 It's definitely not a Wyeth.

Posted by: dantesed at October 10, 2018 09:52 AM (88xKn)

121 Stopping in for a moment to ask for prayers for NW FL. The entire county of my sweet little hometown is under mandatory evac orders, for the first time ever. My cousins in Tallahassee decided to stay, but that was before it was ungraded to a Cat 4.


Worried sick about them, and now we're waiting for strong TS winds to hit us overnight with tornadoes.


My husband's office manager is a dear, sweet lady who is a devout Christian, and she told my husband she is very worried about us leaving on our trip Friday evening, due to so many things happening in our lives right now. She said she's been praying. Now she's weirded out him, and now me.

Anyhow, off to finish prepping and semi-preparing for our trip.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 10, 2018 09:52 AM (ptqGC)

122 Have you ever wondered why chicken coops have two doors?

Because if they had four, they'd be chicken sedans!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 10, 2018 09:52 AM (ctuyM)

123 If you were to paint a boof, what would your boof look like on the canvas?

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 10, 2018 09:49 AM (Lgq0c)

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Situational, what have I had to eat in the past 6 hours. But in general 90% clear and 10% brown haze.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 10, 2018 09:52 AM (pw+jk)

124 76 Social Realism, trend in American art originating in about 1930 ...


This ain't that. Social(ist) Realism is all those burly guys striking heroic poses while building railroads out of fire.

The WPA stuff from the thirties. Federally subsidized art therefor commie in nature.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (fuK7c)

Social realism and Socialist Realism are two distinct categories. Socialist Realism is art that is specifically used as propaganda for Socialist and Communist governments. It is traditionalist in style, romantic and classical in theme, and it has a heavy political message. It was named by Stalin himself and used by him, Mao, Hitler and others. Social realism is a any art with a Leftist message. It is usually modernist in style, and definitely not romantic or classical.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:52 AM (OyyDO)

125
A "socially-engaged" artist. In other words, a propagandist. For the only allowable causes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 09:52 AM (BWL+E)

126 Staring at Red Stair

In the enlarged version, I can now see that the fellow I thought was drowning and waving for help is actually carrying a basket of eggs. Intriguing.

I like the way the artist gave up on the details on the far side of the stairway and just went with a big glob of "ofukkit" red.

Posted by: mindful webworker's artistic biscuit at October 10, 2018 09:52 AM (6xA6m)

127 Communist art is like communist architecture...
uninspiring and depressing

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 09:53 AM (Izjjo)

128 This painting needs a stairlift.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2018 09:53 AM (dMvl+)

129 Back from taking wife in. Roads are shit right now. Designed and paved by idiots to assure every one is flooded with huge lakes when it rains because no run-off.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 09:53 AM (mpXpK)

130 The Democrats have to mob and terrorize Republicans now because an Obama voter organized a rally attended by people claimed to be white supremacists over a year ago

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at October 10, 2018 09:54 AM (TN1P5)

131 >>This painting needs a stairlift.

It's going to shred itself after 500 comments.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 09:54 AM (f1Vqw)

132 prayers up, Jane

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2018 09:54 AM (dMvl+)

133

Been there with crutches, the only drawback I ever found is where to put them so they aren't in the way or falling over.


Posted by: irongrampa at October 10, 2018 09:54 AM (S/hVx)

134 Art like this is like listening to a conversation in a different language. I know it's saying something, and I can sort of make out the tone, but beyond that, I've got no idea what is being said.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (KUaJL)

135 IIRC, when Wisconsin finally, finally got Voter ID, it kicked in before the general election, but after the primaries. Most of the Cheeseheads were able to figure it out.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

136 I have a question: Why is Sen McConnell called "Cocaine Mitch?"

Posted by: JAS at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (3HNOQ)

137 Social realism is a any art with a Leftist message. It is usually modernist in style, and definitely not romantic or classical.


So the Obama Hope sign ?

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (Izjjo)

138
Ben Shahn was a flaming Socialist, with a capital-S. His most famous paintings are called "The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti".

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (OyyDO)


S & V were guilty as hell. Guilty, guilty, guilty. But socialists always celebrate murderers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (BWL+E)

139 Thanks for the distinction between social and socialist realism, Kris.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (fuK7c)

140 O/T - talk radio last night made some brief mention of Beatoff O'Rourke making nasty comments about women, but no details. Anyone know?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (kqsXK)

141 81 Not Ada compliant! Tear it down! - government busy body.
Posted by: Archer at October 10, 2018 09:44 AM (gmo/4)

You can usually get an Ada waiver. Just cite the lack of qualified Ada developers and coders in your area.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (brIR5)

142 Why is Hurricane Michael, which seem to be a genuine hurricane, only
given a couple days coverage and without 1% of the the hype of the
supposed killer death storm a few weeks ago, what ever it was, that was
going to wipe out life as we know it? This makes no sense whatsoever.
Unless of course some storms timing coincide with a need to slander
Trump/Republicans.


My theory is the MSM/Dem propaganda
machine is still reeling from the Kav nomination and want to keep that
stoked up. They don't want the distraction of a hurricane now,

Posted by: Ripley at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (MxEKc)

143 99. No way RBG wrote a word of that dissent. She can barely sit up straight!

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (/52yu)

144 Whenever Hillary resurfaces (Thar she blows?) I keep thinking of the end of Mikado:

Your anger pray bury
For all will be merry
I think you had better succumb (cumb cumb)
And join our expressions of glee.

On this subject I pray you be dumb (dumb dumb)
Your notions though many
Are not worth a penny
The word for your guidance is "Mum" (mum mum)...

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (59GGI)

145 This ain't that. Social(ist) Realism is all those burly guys striking heroic poses while building railroads out of fire.

The WPA stuff from the thirties. Federally subsidized art therefor commie in nature.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (fuK7c)


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

A local post office has some of those 1930's murals - burly men and women (haha men and women only) in heroic poses with farm implements and fields of grain, and zero details of their faces. The faces are blank. Which always creeps me out, like the people aren't really individuals, just cogs in the farm machine for the greater glory of the state.

Posted by: Boots at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (e9omi)

146
The building is a Khrushchyovka five months after completion.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (BWL+E)

147 Here is a very good reason for Hawaii to lose statehood:
https://tinyurl.com/yd4aakx2

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (pw+jk)

148 44
There is so many things to like about this painting.





It's a shame the artist didn't include any of them.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (m45I2)


lol

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (ymnmz)

149 Been snowing here for the last 4 days. Lots of fun driving to work this morning.

-
The mountains surrounding our valley are covered with snow. We got just rain (and rain and rain and rain) down in the valley.

It's the global warming.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 09:57 AM (+y/Ru)

150 The white guy in a nice suit goes up the stairs while the person of color is burdened with a basket of rubble as he toils below.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2018 09:57 AM (dMvl+)

151 >> Just cite the lack of qualified Ada developers and coders in your area.

They don't give a Gnat's ass.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 09:57 AM (f1Vqw)

152 Wager is fine but I prefer Maltese - Just appreciate the brilliance of these lyrics:
Asta Matta, Atsa Matta hey! Atsa Matta for you,

You eat-a my ravioli and my pasta fazool-a too
I'm a give you cacciatore and a pizza that's good to chew
Atsa Matta, you no like me, hey! Atsa Matta for you!



Posted by: Archer at October 10, 2018 09:57 AM (gmo/4)

153 Alternate title, Your Continued Existence is Futile So Drink Vodka and Wade Into An Icy River, M'Kay?.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 09:58 AM (RD7QR)

154 Justice Kagan, dissented,
noting that the "risk of voter confusion appears severe here"


---

She's using this to DISSENT?

If you're so dumb that you become confused by this, you are exactly the person who shouldn't be voting.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Beach Friends at October 10, 2018 09:58 AM (m5Z/I)

155 Speaking of Cocaine Mitch... I have to travel to Kentucky this weekend

I'm going to some training at EKU in Richmond.

never been there.. should be fun.

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 09:58 AM (Izjjo)

156 I just noticed that the first half of the down staircaise is a slide
LOL

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2018 09:58 AM (dMvl+)

157 Why is Hurricane Michael, which seem to be a genuine hurricane, only given a couple days coverage and without 1% of the the hype of the supposed killer death storm a few weeks ago

The name is "Michael". We in the patriarchy cover only those hurricanes whose names can be used to attack women. And our control is getting stronger.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at October 10, 2018 09:59 AM (59GGI)

158 Why is Hurricane Michael, which seem to be a genuine hurricane, only
given a couple days coverage and without 1% of the the hype of the
supposed killer death storm a few weeks ago, what ever it was, that was
going to wipe out life as we know it? This makes no sense whatsoever.


Posted by: Ripley at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (MxEKc)

Gulf coast = redneck riviera....East coast = not

Posted by: BignJames at October 10, 2018 09:59 AM (0+nbW)

159 A local post office has some of those 1930's murals - burly men and women (haha men and women only) in heroic poses with farm implements and fields of grain, and zero details of their faces. The faces are blank. Which always creeps me out, like the people aren't really individuals, just cogs in the farm machine for the greater glory of the state.


Exactly. My town used to be industrial, so the library mural is full of smoke and blast furnaces and heroic workers doing stuff.

What's hilarious from today's perspective is that it celebrates the pollution. Smoke forms the frame of the painting. Smoke meant progress and money back then.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 09:59 AM (fuK7c)

160 I can't make heads or tales of it Rebecca. I'm in a spin.

Posted by: Baloo at October 10, 2018 09:59 AM (znEOw)

161 137 Social realism is a any art with a Leftist message. It is usually modernist in style, and definitely not romantic or classical.


So the Obama Hope sign ?
Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (Izjjo)

Oops. Need to clarify. The realism refers to a work that shows life as it really is, not as people wish it was. It's "real". Meanwhile, the realism in Socialist Realism is a synonym to Naturalism, which is a classical trait.

I would categorize the Obama Hope sign as POP art.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:59 AM (OyyDO)

162 136
I have a question: Why is Sen McConnell called "Cocaine Mitch?"

Posted by: JAS at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (3HNOQ)


Second that question.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 10:00 AM (7xXFn)

163 Curious that the demafascists always go to protect the voting of the most stupid. I wonder why, could it be their base is stupid and easily fooled? Naaaah. We know the donk base is super smart, just ask them.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 10, 2018 10:00 AM (pw+jk)

164 It's a methphor for the hopelessness of life and the stupidity of man.

Posted by: The Artist at October 10, 2018 10:00 AM (3HNOQ)

165 Alyssa Milano thinks anti-leftists are under some cultish mind control.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 10:00 AM (/52yu)

166 I have a question: Why is Sen McConnell called "Cocaine Mitch?"
Posted by: JAS at October 10, 2018 09:55 AM (3HNOQ)



Blankenship was an R candidate during the WV Primary. He ran an ad calling him Cocaine Mitch.

Mitch then tweeted out a pic of himself with cocaine, it was photoshopped from a cartel series.

Hilarious.

Posted by: HA at October 10, 2018 10:00 AM (MAstk)

167 I don't think that's the Stairway to Heaven.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:01 AM (Kpl3J)

168 The faces are blank. Which always creeps me out, like the people aren't really individuals, just cogs in the farm machine for the greater glory of the state.

-
They know better than to have their own opinions and shit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

169 No way RBG wrote a word of that dissent. She can barely sit up straight!

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (/52yu)


--

I agree. I honestly suspect picking ice cream flavors after supper taxes her abilities.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Beach Friends at October 10, 2018 10:01 AM (m5Z/I)

170 COCAINE MITCH AD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSzQge6J454

Posted by: HA at October 10, 2018 10:02 AM (MAstk)

171 Lots of Catholic churches are praying "The Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel" at the end of Mass.

Coincidence?

Posted by: JAS at October 10, 2018 10:02 AM (3HNOQ)

172 It's a methphor for the hopelessness of life and the stupidity of man.

-
Dude, we've already got congress.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:02 AM (+y/Ru)

173 142 Why is Hurricane Michael, which seem to be a genuine hurricane, only
given a couple days coverage and without 1% of the the hype of the
supposed killer death storm a few weeks ago, what ever it was, that was
going to wipe out life as we know it? This makes no sense whatsoever.
Unless of course some storms timing coincide with a need to slander
Trump/Republicans.


My theory is the MSM/Dem propaganda
machine is still reeling from the Kav nomination and want to keep that
stoked up. They don't want the distraction of a hurricane now,

Posted by: Ripley at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (MxEKc)



Well also consider where the hurricane is hitting. Florida panhandle. The reddest part of the state. Media won't give two shit about that until they can blame the damage on Trump.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2018 10:03 AM (cAnNx)

174 Alyssa Milano thinks anti-leftists are under some cultish mind control.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 10:00 AM (/52yu)

======
Accuse others of what you are cultishly being mind controlled to accuse others of. Plus she is super smart and didn't get by on her good looks and sucking skillz.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 10, 2018 10:03 AM (pw+jk)

175
@106

Uhm...

... yes? Sorta. Of a certain type.

Posted by: Sumat Naandur at October 10, 2018 10:03 AM (oYD2h)

176 I see that Sears is finally making preparations to file for Bankruptcy, not that that's a surprise to anyone. Our local Sears is already slated for demolition and the site converted to something else in early spring.

The ultimate textbook case of running a great company absolutely into the ground.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:03 AM (Kpl3J)

177 Enough of the post-industrial apocalypse, CBD. It isn't art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:04 AM (CPk08)

178 In today's order, Justice Ginsburg, joined by Justice Kagan, dissented,
noting that the "risk of voter confusion appears severe here" because
different rules applied during the primary election.

@chrisgeidner
Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 09:48 AM (r9UYA)


Might not that argument be used to defend Cosko, as the rules were different under the last administration. (Which I won't name, as there are ladies present.)

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at October 10, 2018 10:04 AM (59GGI)

179
I see that Sears is finally making preparations to file for Bankruptcy,
not that that's a surprise to anyone. Our local Sears is already slated
for demolition and the site converted to something else in early
spring.

---

fapfapfapfapfap

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Beach Friends at October 10, 2018 10:04 AM (m5Z/I)

180

Never have doubted that we would keep the House, my only question has been how many seats past the majority would we grab.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 10, 2018 10:05 AM (S/hVx)

181 When I first click on the art thread, I hardly ever take a second, closer look. I go with my first impression out of my gut. I instantly knew that I liked this before I ever even knew what the subject was. I think my brain only sees color and line. Therefore, things like Wyeth are meh to me, but this one I like. I would put it in my home.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 10:05 AM (lwiT4)

182 So, yeah, I'm kinda OK with this one. That red slash through the gray blue is mesmerizing. And then the rip down the left side where the wall was blasted out.

I was wrong on which war though. Crap.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:05 AM (OyyDO)

183 "Gulf coast = redneck riviera....East coast = not


Posted by: BignJames"
The MSM hasn't been screaming about the need to for Trump voters, er, residents to evacuate. In fact, it would be a great time to do some body surfing.

Posted by: Ripley at October 10, 2018 10:05 AM (MxEKc)

184
Well, I still listen and appreciate Wagner.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (/9p9e)

Would Trump's leitmotif be the Ride of the Valkyries?

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at October 10, 2018 09:43 AM (59GGI)







You know who else liked Wagner?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 10, 2018 10:05 AM (veoSD)

185 Mitch's response to cocaine accusations
epic trolling

http://tinyurl.com/yaotqgnr

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (Izjjo)

186 >>https://www.deviantart.com/artgerm/art/Ms-Marvel-
>> 307704371

On that page I see the artist wrote this:
" After reading some comments from the members and having another look at the image, I tend to agree that she is showing a little too much ass and becomes distracting. Thanks! ** "

Heresy. There is no such thing as showing too much ass, provided there is a nice ass to show.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (f1Vqw)

187 Tammy al Thor!

wowsa, so glad you typed here today, I miss you and the fun your bring to this blog!

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (dPd5y)

188 Well for some reason Jeff Sessions is in France giving speeches and talking to functionaries and apparatchiks.





Why?





I guess AG Rosenstein has sent him off to do some busy work because snoozy is checked out back at home.







Jeff Sessions is a disgraceful and amoral piece of shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (kT3/m)

189 164 It's a methphor for the hopelessness of life and the stupidity of man.
Posted by: The Artist at October 10, 2018 10:00 AM (3HNOQ)


This needs a metaphor like the sun coming up in the morning needs a metaphor.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (CPk08)

190 176
I see that Sears is finally making preparations to file for Bankruptcy,
not that that's a surprise to anyone. Our local Sears is already slated
for demolition and the site converted to something else in early
spring.



The ultimate textbook case of running a great company absolutely into the ground.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:03 AM (Kpl3J)


The irony of the greatest catalogue based company not transitioning to the internet is mind blowing. In the day, they would deliver you a house.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (ymnmz)

191 91 Let's pray and hope the Trump Presidency is not a full on Wagnerian opera...

Bugs Bunny, "What do you expect? A happy ending?"
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 09:46 AM (ReA9Z)


Now all I can think of is Chuck Schumer bellowing "Kill the WAAAAAAbit!"

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (RD7QR)

192
Lots of Catholic churches are praying "The Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel" at the end of Mass.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

At our (FSSP) parish, we say the Leonine Prayers after Mass. The invocation to St. Michael is part of them.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (BWL+E)

193 I was referring to MIL-SPEC 1815 Ada.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 10, 2018 10:07 AM (brIR5)

194 93 Been snowing here for the last 4 days. Lots of fun driving to work this morning.
Posted by: Archer at October 10, 2018 09:47 AM (gmo/4)

Good Lord, are you in Fairbanks?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 10:07 AM (RD7QR)

195 Looks like the set for Combat, except that was a Black & White film.

Posted by: ALH at October 10, 2018 10:07 AM (uLuPn)

196 so while the working (Eastern European) man was left in the rubble, the old (one percenter) commies took the red stairway to the top.

But the stairway in time led down (tear down this wall) ...


But really, Eastern Bloc still has people like Merkel trying to destroy Europe. And our country is full of China/Russia commies bribing our government class and stealing our tech. And the globalists are revealing their true colors as they plot for open borders and an end to our sovereignty.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2018 10:07 AM (Cus5s)

197 Alyssa Milano thinks anti-leftists are under some cultish mind control.


In Hollywood back in the old days, Alyssa would be put in a high priced "facility" for a nice, long rest.

Posted by: tu3031 at October 10, 2018 10:07 AM (jDF8P)

198 allysa seems to have a dissonance issue

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:07 AM (dPd5y)

199 That red slash through the gray blue is mesmerizing.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:05 AM (OyyDO)

Easily entertained?

Posted by: BignJames at October 10, 2018 10:07 AM (0+nbW)

200 Posted by: Ripley at October 10, 2018 10:05 AM (MxEKc)

Probably hoping they're all still out of there homes due to damage on election day and so can't vote.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 10, 2018 10:07 AM (uquGJ)

201 And then the rip down the left side where the wall was blasted out.
--
Ah ha! I couldn't figure out what that was supposed to be. Thank you for explaining. It begins to make sense now.

Posted by: Sumat Naandur at October 10, 2018 10:08 AM (oYD2h)

202 The irony of the greatest catalogue based company not transitioning to the internet is mind blowing. In the day, they would deliver you a house.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (ymnmz)

And a bride to put in it, too.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 10, 2018 10:08 AM (brIR5)

203 >>In fact, it would be a great time to do some body surfing.

And that was the last anyone ever saw of Ripley.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

204 You know who else liked Wagner?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 10, 2018 10:05 AM (veoSD)


Yngwie Malmsteen?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:08 AM (CPk08)

205 Media won't give two shit about that until they can blame the damage on Trump.


the FNM will wade in there among the wreckage, stick microphones in 'deplorables' faces and ask:

'Do you regret voting for Donald Trump after he pulled out of the Paris Accords and unleashed this hurricane on you ?'

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 10:08 AM (Izjjo)

206 198
allysa seems to have a dissonance issue

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:07 AM (dPd5y)


What activated her politically and how has she risen to the top as the voice of all women?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:08 AM (ymnmz)

207 Looks like "Socialist Shithole" would have been a better title.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 10:09 AM (xfb67)

208 Cuthbert, who one blows?

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:09 AM (dPd5y)

209 190 176
I see that Sears is finally making preparations to file for Bankruptcy,
not that that's a surprise to anyone. Our local Sears is already slated
for demolition and the site converted to something else in early
spring.



The ultimate textbook case of running a great company absolutely into the ground.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:03 AM (Kpl3J)


The irony of the greatest catalogue based company not transitioning to the internet is mind blowing. In the day, they would deliver you a house.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (ymnmz)



I remember being a kid and being so excited for the Winter catalogue coming and just going through the toy section multiple times.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2018 10:09 AM (cAnNx)

210 If you look carefully at the painting, under the staircase, you can see a Banksy street art piece on the wall.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:10 AM (ymnmz)

211 Excellent!! That's my Ladder.....uhr, Stairway!

Posted by: Jacob at October 10, 2018 10:10 AM (rkD1u)

212 What activated her politically and how has she risen to the top as the voice of all women?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:08 AM (ymnmz)


Why, yes, now that you mention it. Methane bubbles DO cause shit to float in sewage.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:10 AM (CPk08)

213
Looks like "Socialist Shithole" would have been a better title.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Or "Happy Days at Cabrini-Green"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:10 AM (BWL+E)

214 >> I remember being a kid and being so excited for the Winter catalogue coming and just going through the toy section multiple times.

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Yeah, I remember that. Then I hit puberty and got interested in another section of the catalog.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:10 AM (f1Vqw)

215 Alyssa Milano thinks anti-leftists are under some cultish mind control.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 10:00 AM (/52yu)

JJ! I'm on to you! Get out of my head!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 10:10 AM (KUaJL)

216 my x, live in the track of the storm, i'm pretty conflicted.
--
alright, I wish for everyone to be safe and have gotten too safety.

my best side wins

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:11 AM (dPd5y)

217 The faces are blank. Which always creeps me out, like the people aren't really individuals, just cogs in the farm machine for the greater glory of the state.



Posted by: Boots at October 10, 2018 09:56 AM (e9omi)


There was a season 1 episode of Star Trek called "Charlie X," where the crew of the Enterprise find a young man who is the sole survivor of some Earth expedition who has been granted powers by benevolent aliens to help him survive.

He's never been around humans, so at one point, feeling angry and confused, as he walks past a couple of crewmen off-camera who are amused about something, he yells, "Stop laughing at me!" and uses his powers.

The people go silent. The next shot shows a female crewman, dying, her face completely erased - no eyes, mouth or nose.

That shot scares the hell out of me no matter how many times I see it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 10:11 AM (kqsXK)

218 According to wikipedia, this guy was a Roosevelt shill and open borders before open borders was cool.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2018 10:11 AM (/qEW2)

219 I am not sure there are any Sears left in Indiana.

They shut the local one down, and a major one in Indianapolis was shut down. If it couldn't survive at the biggest shopping center in the state, I am not sure what hope there is.

Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 10:11 AM (TL2pK)

220 I agree with the cold comments - it was freezing here in East Texas, got all the way down to 66 degrees! My wife is already threatening to turn all the heaters on.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:11 AM (Kpl3J)

221 I remember being a kid and being so excited for the
Winter catalogue coming and just going through the toy section multiple
times.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2018 10:09 AM (cAnNx)


YEP. That was it.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:11 AM (ymnmz)

222 and he's buying a stairway to heaven.. or not

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:11 AM (dPd5y)

223 I always associate Cabrini-Green with that Candyman movie.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2018 10:11 AM (xfb67)

224 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (BWL+E)

Being protestant, I've been praying for the visible *and continued* victory of the Truth, Righteousness, and Justice as well as safety/protection for Trump, Cavanaugh, their families, etc. Based on the leftist hysteria on Twitter, it's pretty clear that we all need to *keep* praying because it doesn't look likely to get any better (and may somehow get worse) any time soon.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (uquGJ)

225 The ultimate textbook case of running a great company absolutely into the ground.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:03 AM (Kpl3J)


The irony of the greatest catalogue based company not transitioning to the internet is mind blowing. In the day, they would deliver you a house.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (ymnmz)
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The ultimate irony is that Sears got OUT of the catalog business the same year Amazon went INTO business (1993-1994)

Posted by: Boots at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (e9omi)

226 That's Kavanaugh after throwing a woman into the red tide.

Posted by: David Santacroce at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (u+hAv)

227 There was a season 1 episode of Star Trek called "Charlie X," where the crew of the Enterprise find a young man who is the sole survivor of some Earth expedition who has been granted powers by benevolent aliens to help him survive."

YOU BETTER BE NICE TO ME!!!!

Posted by: Charlie X at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (Kpl3J)

228 When K-Mart bought Sears you knew it was the beginning of the end.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (r9UYA)

229 In the day, they would deliver you a house.


I think they had 6 different floor plans, and the houses were bungalow or prairie style. There are quite a few of them around here.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (lwiT4)

230 210 If you look carefully at the painting, under the staircase, you can see a Banksy street art piece on the wall.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:10 AM (ymnmz)

Nah. It self-destructed and took the wall and the guy's leg with it.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (OyyDO)

231 36 AZ Senate poll.

McSally-R +6


First time she has lead. What changed?

Lindsey!

Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (JFO2v)

232 Voter confusion? Like RBG even knows where she is these days.

Posted by: rammajamma at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (AjNMO)

233 allysa seems to have a dissonance issue
Posted by: willow

What activated her politically and how has she risen to the top as the voice of all women?
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless


She's dumb as a post and well past her sell-by date. She's gotta do something.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (AM1GF)

234 214
>> I remember being a kid and being so excited for the Winter
catalogue coming and just going through the toy section multiple times.



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Yeah, I remember that. Then I hit puberty and got interested in another section of the catalog.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:10 AM (f1Vqw)


........and then one day out of the blue, a Victoria Secrets catalogue showed up.......

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM (ymnmz)

235 Subtitle - tomorrow's Florida panhandle, today.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:13 AM (9TYxj)

236 In the day, they would deliver you a house.


I think they had 6 different floor plans, and the houses were bungalow or prairie style. There are quite a few of them around here.
Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM

never knew that, that's pretty cool.

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:13 AM (dPd5y)

237 Cuthbert, I believe she felt One moment of remorse at the Kavanugh hearing When Kavanuagh spoke.

then she forgot.

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (dPd5y)

238 Being protestant, I've been praying for the visible *and continued* victory of the Truth, Righteousness, and Justice as well as safety/protection for Trump, Cavanaugh, their families, etc. Based on the leftist hysteria on Twitter, it's pretty clear that we all need to *keep* praying because it doesn't look likely to get any better (and may somehow get worse) any time soon.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


I'm of the opinion we need a national exorcism.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (AM1GF)

239 215 Alyssa Milano thinks anti-leftists are under some cultish mind control.

It's projection, all the way down, with these savants. Isn't it.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (9TYxj)

240
Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (f1Vqw)

241 236
In the day, they would deliver you a house.





I think they had 6 different floor plans, and the houses were
bungalow or prairie style. There are quite a few of them around here.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 10, 2018 10:12 AM



never knew that, that's pretty cool.

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:13 AM (dPd5y)


I drive right by one every day. Super cute house.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:15 AM (ymnmz)

242 228 When K-Mart bought Sears you knew it was the beginning of the end."

I remember at the time, wise guys said that the merger was based on the idea that two bricks tied together would sink more slowly than one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:15 AM (Kpl3J)

243 Jeebus! It's 54 degrees outside! That's fireplace weather but I have a lunch date so it will have to wait.

Move four hundred miles south and your blood thins to water.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 10:15 AM (7xXFn)

244 Cuthbert, that's pretty high tech there, and so long ago!

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:15 AM (dPd5y)

245
I'm of the opinion we need a national exorcism.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (AM1GF)

But Separation of Church and State!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (KUaJL)

246 Just imagine if the Ms Marvel movie had been based off that piece of art. A far better movie would have been the result.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (ReA9Z)

247 242
228 When K-Mart bought Sears you knew it was the beginning of the end."



I remember at the time, wise guys said that the merger was based on
the idea that two bricks tied together would sink more slowly than one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:15 AM (Kpl3J)


lol

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (ymnmz)

248 -
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I remember being a kid and being so excited for the
Winter catalogue coming and just going through the toy section multiple
times.


Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2018 10:09 AM

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Same here.

Posted by: irright at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (pMGkg)

249 240
Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (f1Vqw)



She prefers going commando.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (cAnNx)

250 The Modern Career Track of a Hollywood Starlet:

1. Television
2. Movies
3. Direct to Video
4. Box Office Poison
5. Twitter

6. High priced escort
7. Truck stop blowjobs
8. Fatal drug overdose

Posted by: tu3031 at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (jDF8P)

251 240
Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (f1Vqw)

I always assumed back room brothels.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (72PAC)

252 It's a painting of my stock portfolio!

Seriously, I hope the Fed begs off the last rate hike

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (hqZPQ)

253 176 I see that Sears is finally making preparations to file for Bankruptcy, not that that's a surprise to anyone. Our local Sears is already slated for demolition and the site converted to something else in early spring.

The ultimate textbook case of running a great company absolutely into the ground.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:03 AM (Kpl3J)

In 1982 I was taking a graduate mgmt class as an undergrad and had to write a paper on consulting. I picked Walmart as my FIL had just taken over the pharmacy division which then was run under specialty divisions. I got to talk to several execs and found out getting people (mgmt) was the number 1 issue. I wrote the paper to go poach the good sears and other stores. they did!

Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (JFO2v)

254 #84
This lack of hope echoes the oppressive weight of the effects of war
and yet, Shahn is careful to also imbue the work with a sense of hope in
the fact that the man attempts the journey at all. The other figure's
arms raised despite being stuck in rubble symbolizes an effort to climb
out of the destruction and metaphorically echoes the efforts of people
to rebuild after the damages of the war. Even the blue cloud-filled sky
is a bit lighter above this figure symbolizing the promised gift of
another day that comes with each new dawn.

=============================
There's a "sense of hope"? It's no Rothko.

Posted by: mrp at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (Pqytn)

255
1897 Sears catalogue

https://tinyurl.com/y8zwgo4l

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:17 AM (BWL+E)

256
The ultimate textbook case of running a great company absolutely into the ground.

Posted by: Tom Servo
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True. They had it all, and fumbled the ball.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 10:17 AM (CDGwz)

257 Sears would deliver a house kit to the nearest railroad siding, and it was up to the purchaser to drag the parts to their site.

Someone I used to work with back in the day was renovating his house, and when he took out a wall he discovered he had a Sears house, the studs were marked and I believe all the pieces were numbered, kinda like building a piece of IKEA furniture today.

Posted by: Boots at October 10, 2018 10:17 AM (e9omi)

258 240 Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?

She's into buttsecks.

Not much of a secret, but there it is.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:17 AM (9TYxj)

259 36 AZ Senate poll.

McSally-R +6

First time she has lead. What changed?

https://tinyurl.com/y9ur5g7t
Posted by: HA

All of the Senate races have tightened with outside the margin R leads in several appearing recently. Even the 'hopeless' cases like NJ are closing, my point being its across the board not individual candidates suddenly getting smarter or better looking. Manchin has a decent lead and I doubt he's going to take it by more than a squeak if at all ( Extreme left are pissed, and pissy about his Kav vote).

Plus Rasmussen has generic ballot tied.

So it's economy or Kavanaugh or whatever, but it will have down ticket impact on the House (they are also GOP) so I expect a lot of upside surprises for the GOP on election night in the House races (most of which are not even being polled).

A cascade may have started. The undecided and third party are very small in AZ for example.

Red Wave Prediction Status: Looking better all the time.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 10, 2018 10:17 AM (kfcYC)

260 >>Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?

She was born Ralph Leibowitz.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2018 10:17 AM (/tuJf)

261 240
Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (f1Vqw)

a big full 70s bush

Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life at October 10, 2018 10:17 AM (JFO2v)

262 Sears was asset rich (largely in property I think) and didn't have enough poison pills to stop (already bankrupted) K-Mart from buying them. That never made sense to me ... but it is how leveraged WallStreet gamblisn works.


of course another side of that is Amazon and online competition. Amazon was so rich from the stock market free money (investors piled into the momentum) -- that they could lose money on every sale for 20 years, just to gain market share. How does real business compete when a company gets free money from "investors" taking the hot stock ride (with support of easy money monetary policy)?

The other day people were talking about business principles and debt ... but the rule has become to ignore most business principle .... LBOs were all about confiscating someone else's wealth by going deep in debt to (leverage) a buy out. This was encouraged by our government ... EasyAl Greenspan saw the problems (irrational exuberance) ... but kept greasing the skids, blowing up the bubbles.


Those rich people in LTCM were leveraged up to 300:1 and when their magic money machine for coastal "elite" millionaires broke, WE bailed them out, made them richer than ever ... and they hate us Deplorables for it, deny they ever needed us ... as the took out mortgages against the USA itself.


now we're in a mess ... hard to unwind the bubbles ... so Trump has to invite Goldman Boys right into the thick of things.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2018 10:18 AM (Cus5s)

263 we never had a catalogue delivered , we had fallen onto the area on the other side of the tracks, Which is why I advocate for Fathers to be held responsible for their children also.

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:18 AM (dPd5y)

264 the old Sears mail order design - once you recognize the basic design, you can spot them in every old neighborhood in every small town in America. They were wonderful. Also, an idea that home builders could use today - they were mostly built single level, but with extra tall roofing and huge attics, so that bedrooms could be added as the family expanded.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:18 AM (Kpl3J)

265 AZ Senate poll.

McSally-R +6


First time she has lead. What changed?

Lindsey!
Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life


I think that the poll models are finally improving, as others predicted, and that geeting closer to the election, undecideds will dwindle.

I definitely surmise that the hearings are helping in that.

Posted by: Blue Hen at October 10, 2018 10:18 AM (NeSSd)

266
The Modern Career Track of a Hollywood Starlet:

1. Television
2. Movies
3. Direct to Video
4. Box Office Poison
5. Twitter
6. High priced escort
7. Truck stop blowjobs
8. Fatal drug overdose

Posted by: tu3031 at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (jDF8P)


5. used to be Playboy spread, but that may be obsolete now.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:18 AM (BWL+E)

267 It's probably walking down the stairs backwards that gut the old guy his crutches in the first place.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 10, 2018 10:18 AM (kfcYC)

268 I recently read that Sears' pension obligations basically sucked up all of its cash...kind of like GM before it.

You old folks are going to have to tell me what's it's like to have a pension plan!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 10, 2018 10:19 AM (hqZPQ)

269 Has your memory been sold?
Was your angel a centerfold?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 10:19 AM (ReA9Z)

270 251 240
Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?
Posted by: publius
---------------

Crotchless panties make climbing the corporate ladder much easier.

Posted by: Victoria at October 10, 2018 10:20 AM (CDGwz)

271 Or "Happy Days at Cabrini-Green"


Oh, I have a Cabrini Green story. You can tell it's an old story because I'm wearing a suit and also there's no Cabrini Green anymore.

I was out wandering at night, still all Brooks Brothersed up, and just passing clubs and bars and exploring at random. The bars stopped at some point and I kept going to see if the scenery would change when a large young black man accosted me.

"I wouldn't go there, sir".

What? He's about 6'3". He's missing an eye. He doesn't have an eye patch, just an ugly scar where an eye used to be. I am, at the time, a New Yorker. I'm thinking New York thoughts like you can't intimidate me and what angle are you working? I forget whether I said anything or just conveyed that with a look.

"That's Cabrini Green, it's the worst projects in America".

Oh, thank you kind young scary-looking sir!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 10:20 AM (fuK7c)

272 Plus Rasmussen has generic ballot tied.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 10, 2018 10:17 AM (kfcYC)

So I gather Ras didn't use CNN's D+13 sample to come to that conclusion, eh?

Remember, the Donks need a +4 generic ballot advantage just to keep the seats they have. Thanks VRA.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:20 AM (9TYxj)

273 ND Voter ID ruling 6-2

(Hauls out programmable TI calculator.. 6... +... 2... =...)

Did Kav not show up in time?
______________

"I'm tarred of all these m'f'ing squirrels on this m'f'ing plane!" -Gen. Bull Winkle

Posted by: mindful webworker's doubling up on replies again at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (6xA6m)

274 All of the Senate races have tightened with outside the margin R leads
in several appearing recently. Even the 'hopeless' cases like NJ are
closing, my point being its across the board not individual candidates
suddenly getting smarter or better looking. Manchin has a decent lead
and I doubt he's going to take it by more than a squeak if at all (
Extreme left are pissed, and pissy about his Kav vote).



Plus Rasmussen has generic ballot tied.

=====
Winston Wolf was a wise man.
GET OUT AND VOLUNTEER FOR A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (pw+jk)

275 268 I recently read that Sears' pension obligations basically sucked up all of its cash...kind of like GM before it.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 10, 2018 10:19 AM (hqZPQ)

Blasphemy! Pensions will save the economy, what do you hate old people or something?

Posted by: Every Government Worker Everywhere at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (72PAC)

276 When I was a kid the big one was always the JC Penney Christmas catalog.Not that the toys were ordered from there but to help make a list.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (mCMQ5)

277 Looks like the set for Combat, except that was a Black & White film.

-
And the Americans were the good guys.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (+y/Ru)

278
I think that the poll models are finally improving, as others predicted, and that geeting closer to the election, undecideds will dwindle.

Poll models are like hurricane models. They're useless until the last minute, at which point any idiot can see what's happening.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (BWL+E)

279 @271 ... yup, Cabrini-Green was not where you expected it to be.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (hqZPQ)

280 bigfatmeanie, well, how about a pension greatly reduced during the housing crisis, but some people were on the lucky side of things and never missed a beat?

so I suggest another plan.

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (dPd5y)

281 I will be putting this on several threads today:

Our Central NJ or environs Moron Meet up is still scheduled for this Saturday, October 13th from 6:00-9:00 p.m At Petrock's Bar and Grill, Amwell Rd Hillsborough, NJ, Please park in back. Meeting room is first door on the left. I will be the heavy, reddish haired woman wearing a hat with an Ace of Spades card. I remark about being heavy so that no morons attending are expecting me to look like evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson who was willowy and blonde and good looking. I am none of those things. Sorry. :^) However, I expect us to have some mutual support, lots of laughs and good conversation. We will order from their menu We will also also have some door prizes and a Mad Lib based on ASHQ. It will be so nice to meet some conservative people in person. Please RSVP by this Wednesday to me at FenelonDirection18 gmail.com

Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (AllCR)

282 Bandersnatch, so you met LeRoy Brown after he lost a few jigsaw pieces.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (ReA9Z)

283 I recently read that Sears' pension obligations basically sucked up all of its cash...kind of like GM before it.
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Pfft.

Posted by: California at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (CDGwz)

284 Well, I still listen and appreciate Wagner.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 10, 2018 09:40 AM (/9p9e)

Oh yes, absolutely. Some of my favorite modern works are from the European Interwar period when most of the artists were Socialists or full-blown Commies. I kinda "like" Social Realism and Socialist Realism.
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:46 AM (OyyDO)


You're a better person than I am. Anything that is didactic, that is trying to do something banal, like convince me how sympathetic this one group is and how evil this other group is, just alienates me immediately. Art shouldn't be doing something banal like trying to get people to have an ideological sympathy, imho. Shahn should've emigrated to the Soviet Union and painted pictures of children and workers handing bouquets of flowers to a benevolently smiling Stalin.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2018 10:22 AM (/qEW2)

285 The Modern Career Track of a Hollywood Starlet:

1. Television
2. Movies
3. Direct to Video
4. Box Office Poison
5. Twitter
6. High priced escort
7. Truck stop blowjobs
8. Fatal drug overdose

Posted by: tu3031 at October 10, 2018 10:16 AM (jDF8P)

You can add "MILF porn" before item 7. Actually, you can include that with item 7.

Posted by: Roy at October 10, 2018 10:22 AM (Rr52g)

286 Victoria's Secret: she's a high level commander in the Aryan Nation.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 10:22 AM (/52yu)

287 Why the American Commie art? At least the Soviets knew how to paint things that really looked like things.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at October 10, 2018 10:22 AM (iwJKW)

288 Red Wave Prediction Status: Looking better all the time.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 10, 2018 10:17 AM (kfcYC)

No, it's typical polling. The race amazingly always tightens up after gaslighting the Republicans for the previous months.

Posted by: WOPR at October 10, 2018 10:23 AM (J70i0)

289
Well for some reason Jeff Sessions is in France giving speeches and talking to functionaries and apparatchiks.

Why?

I guess AG Rosenstein has sent him off to do some busy work because snoozy is checked out back at home.

Jeff Sessions is a disgraceful and amoral piece of shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at October 10, 2018 10:06 AM (kT3/m)








A tour of the Asian grain ports would be the most normal thing. No one could possibly accuse him of running away....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 10, 2018 10:24 AM (veoSD)

290 When Sears finally goes under I hope we can have a thread on the one single thing that made you stop shopping there.

Mine was a $10 saw blade that I'd bought on Sears dot com that they wouldn't take back in-store because it somehow wasn't sold by Sears on Sears dot com but by what used to be a local hardware store that was called "Sears Local" or some nonsense and that Sears considered a separate entity while still allowing them to sell under their name on Sears dot com. The store manager told me I would need to ship the $10 saw blade back to the seller, which was Sears dot com.

I bet I'd spent $20K at Sears over the course of my life up to that point. I was exclusively a Craftsman buyer. Mowers, air compressors, hand tools, etc.

And I never darkened their door again over a $10 saw blade.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Beach Friends at October 10, 2018 10:24 AM (m5Z/I)

291 e-mail address is FenelonDirection18 at sign gmail.com

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2018 10:24 AM (AllCR)

292 From the leaked PowerPoint deck from Google (linked in Morning Report), I found this gem:
"For a business, free speech can only be a meaningful value if it doesn't really cost anything"
This came from none other than Sara Jeong. There are plenty of other examples of arrogance and non-commitment to free speech in there, but this one stood out at me. Anyone who includes a radical leftist who celebrates her own racism by using the platforms in question to spread her hate ("spreading hate" is one area that their analysis finds as a user-originated problem for online services) to prove their point is exposing troubling bias in their research and source selection. This is especially worrisome as those same people try to formulate policy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 10, 2018 10:24 AM (I2dne)

293 First time she has lead. What changed?

-
Rabid Hillary rally?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:24 AM (+y/Ru)

294 Funny story:

I remember being like 15 or 16 and hanging out with a guy friend of mine.

He says, "Hey wanna go into Victoria's Secret?"

I look at him dead serious and say, "No...why would I wanna do that?" like he had 3 heads.

(facepalm)

Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 10:24 AM (TL2pK)

295 Shahn should've emigrated to the Soviet Union and painted pictures of children and workers handing bouquets of flowers to a benevolently smiling Stalin.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2018 10:22 AM (/qEW2)

Like this?

https://tinyurl.com/y9l3o7of

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:24 AM (OyyDO)

296 Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?

It's Julie Andrews, but she really has had a penis all this time.

Posted by: A very confused James Garner at October 10, 2018 10:25 AM (znEOw)

297 Not the art for me today. Spent most of last night comforting a dying kitteh (late middle age- I think it was leukemia). This is the part of pets I really don't like.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at October 10, 2018 10:25 AM (lP7OA)

298 Has Sessions ever come out HERE in the country he works within and Told us a thing of what He is working on?

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:25 AM (dPd5y)

299 Wakes up.
Looks around.
Scratches.
Red art on hump day. Hey Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike!
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (0tfLf)

300 297 Not the art for me today. Spent most of last night comforting a dying kitteh (late middle age- I think it was leukemia). This is the part of pets I really don't like.

Sorry... That's so hard

Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (O2RFr)

301 cool pic
https://strategypage.com/military_photos/military_photos_20181006124523.aspx

Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (JFO2v)

302 Did Kav not show up in time?

Can't play in the game if you weren't at practice.

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (NAs56)

303 so Sessions Isn't politcal unless he's in another country???

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (dPd5y)

304 297 Not the art for me today. Spent most of last night comforting a dying kitteh (late middle age- I think it was leukemia). This is the part of pets I really don't like.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at October 10, 2018 10:25 AM (lP7OA)

Yikes! That sucks. So sorry, Rob.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (OyyDO)

305
Not the art for me today. Spent most of last night comforting a dying kitteh (late middle age- I think it was leukemia). This is the part of pets I really don't like.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher


Very sorry for kitteh and your own pain, Robbo.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (BWL+E)

306 The murals I prefer are by Thomas Hart Benton and his colleagues, who painted in what is called the Regionalist Art Movement. Many people confuse them with the social art movement, but the Regionalists were about 20 years earlier and the social art movement copied a lot of their stylistic techniques.

As opposed to the social art movement, the Regionalists were purely American and mostly from the center of the country. One of my favorite examples is that scary portrait of John Brown that is in the Kansas State Capitol building.

https://www.kshs.org/places/capitol/tour/graphics/curry_tragic_prelude.jpg

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (Kpl3J)

307 The Blue Wave talk is to set up the Rethuglicans Stole The Election talk.

Posted by: davidt at October 10, 2018 10:27 AM (Gi80R)

308 Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at October 10, 2018 10:25 AM (lP7OA)

(shoves a Boston Creme Donut through USB port for Rob)

Tough night. Sorry, man.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:27 AM (9TYxj)

309 I used to buy all my kids clothes at Sears. That was back in the 80's.
The last time I went in a Sears, it was dirty looking, and the clothes were ugly.

Posted by: ALH at October 10, 2018 10:28 AM (uLuPn)

310 Last time I was in our local Sears was to get a replacement 1/2 inch ratchet. They gave me a refurbished one, not a new one like the other times I brought back a broken Craftsman tool. I the upper level of the store there were 2 sales people and me. I said "Looks like a great place to be alone." Sales guy says "I know."

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 10, 2018 10:28 AM (pw+jk)

311 The Blue Wave talk is to set up the Rethuglicans Stole The Election talk.

RUSSIANS !

Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2018 10:28 AM (O2RFr)

312 300 297 Not the art for me today. Spent most of last night comforting a dying kitteh (late middle age- I think it was leukemia). This is the part of pets I really don't like.

Sorry... That's so hard
Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (O2RFr)


This is why I don't do dogs and cats.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:28 AM (CPk08)

313 robbo, have done that, I just can't even persuade myself into doing it again.

Posted by: willow at October 10, 2018 10:28 AM (dPd5y)

314
https://www.elitereaders.com/tragic-secret-of-victorias-secret/

Posted by: Sumat Naandur at October 10, 2018 10:28 AM (oYD2h)

315 Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (f1Vqw)


She was a horny little thing.

I don't have the book to hand, but at one point, the Royal Physician told her that her health was in danger from recurrent pregnancies and her response was, "Then, doctor, can I have no more fun in bed?"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 10:28 AM (kqsXK)

316 307
The Blue Wave talk is to set up the Rethuglicans Stole The Election talk.


Posted by: davidt at October 10, 2018 10:27 AM (Gi80R)


And the incivil talk is the threat that if you vote Team R then you get the ass kicking you voted for.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:28 AM (ymnmz)

317 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM

you'll have a blast, Fenelon

if any of your peeps are twitter-enabled, have them use the hashtag #MoMe for the running play-by-play

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 10, 2018 10:29 AM (ZQfW9)

318 I am none of those things.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (AllCR)


Doesn't matter, Fen. You are beautiful anyway.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 10:29 AM (7xXFn)

319 307 The Blue Wave talk is to set up the Rethuglicans Stole The Election talk.

Yep - and the aftermath of that is going to make the aftermath of 2016 look like a formal cotillion at a 1900's southern prep school

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:29 AM (9TYxj)

320 Victoria's Secret: She's a furfag.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 10:29 AM (/52yu)

321 Vote for us or we beat you up and key your car n stuff!

Posted by: Dems at October 10, 2018 10:29 AM (ymnmz)

322
The Blue Wave talk is to set up the Rethuglicans Stole The Election talk.

Posted by: davidt at October 10, 2018 10:27 AM (Gi80R)


Gerrymandering! We should have 435 at-large seats! The Europeans do this so much better! The Constitution is an obsolete document written by dead, white slaveholders!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:29 AM (BWL+E)

323 Not the art for me today. Spent most of last night comforting a dying kitteh (late middle age- I think it was leukemia). This is the part of pets I really don't like.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo
-------------

Geeze...I know what it is like. You have all my sympathy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 10:29 AM (xSo9G)

324 >>Has Sessions ever come out HERE in the country he works within and Told us a thing of what He is working on?

Sure. Just the other day he was in Salt Lake City meeting with John Huber who totally doesn't exist and isn't doing anything either.

And just yesterday the US Marshall Service, which is part of the DOJ, arrested nearly 300 people mostly in Mississippi on a variety of weapons, drugs and human trafficking charges. Brings the total arrests in that one ongoing operation to over 500 people.

He's in Europe right now with the heads of virtually ever other western law enforcement and border security personnel, including representatives of Homeland Security, working on terrorism and border security issues. It's not that hard to figure our what he's doing if you want to know.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2018 10:30 AM (/tuJf)

325 And I never darkened their door again over a $10 saw blade.
Posted by: Moron Robbie's Beach Friends at October 10, 2018 10:24 AM (m5Z/I)

Someone made a good point that Sears, who made their name by selling stuff through the mail, seemed incapable of creating an online presence. They had everything already there and they couldn't do it.

Posted by: WOPR at October 10, 2018 10:30 AM (J70i0)

326 good video

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11391

Posted by: Kav SCOTUS For Life at October 10, 2018 10:30 AM (JFO2v)

327 I don't like the looks of this at all.

Posted by: OSHA inspector at October 10, 2018 10:30 AM (DLGQ3)

328 Okay. That does it. For the third time in as many days Pixy has moved my close-italics tag to the end of my post instead of the end of the quote where I put it.

I am herewith claiming an exemption from embarreling until Pixy posts what I typed.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 10:30 AM (7xXFn)

329 315
Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?



Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (f1Vqw)



She was a horny little thing.



I don't have the book to hand, but at one point, the Royal Physician
told her that her health was in danger from recurrent pregnancies and
her response was, "Then, doctor, can I have no more fun in bed?"



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 10:28 AM (kqsXK)

Well your majesty, maybe lay off the horse dong.

Posted by: Dems at October 10, 2018 10:31 AM (ymnmz)

330 >> her response was, "Then, doctor, can I have no
>> more fun in bed?"

There was a scene in "Young Victoria" where, being afraid of dying in childbirth, she was found jumping up and down on a couch after congress with Prince Albert.

That was some whacky birth control method suggested by her ladies-in-waiting.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:31 AM (f1Vqw)

331 sorry Robbo. may his afterlife be spent as a tiger chasing down woolly mamm-mice

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2018 10:31 AM (N1ZXu)

332 301 cool pic

I can haz margin cleanup plz?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderber's phone at October 10, 2018 10:31 AM (P+7CF)

333 dammit. sock off

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:31 AM (ymnmz)

334 When Sears finally goes under I hope we can have a thread on the one single thing that made you stop shopping there.

It's been like twenty years. I think I started noticing that Craftsman wasn't what I remembered. My local store just got sadder and sadder until it closed about 2012 or so.

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (OiC69)

335 306 The murals I prefer are by Thomas Hart Benton and his colleagues, who painted in what is called the Regionalist Art Movement. Many people confuse them with the social art movement, but the Regionalists were about 20 years earlier and the social art movement copied a lot of their stylistic techniques.

As opposed to the social art movement, the Regionalists were purely American and mostly from the center of the country. One of my favorite examples is that scary portrait of John Brown that is in the Kansas State Capitol building.

https://www.kshs.org/places/capitol/tour/graphics/curry_tragic_prelude.jpg
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (Kpl3J)

A lot of people like to file Rockwell with the Regionalists. I tend to disagree. Like you said, they were centered in the midWest. Because of this, scholars go back and forth on whether Regionalism was a movement or just a school within a larger American Academic style.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (OyyDO)

336 Does Sears still sell firearms? I haven't been in one for over 20 years.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (r9UYA)

337 328 Okay. That does it. For the third time in as many days Pixy has moved my close-italics tag to the end of my post instead of the end of the quote where I put it.

I am herewith claiming an exemption from embarreling until Pixy posts what I typed.
Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 10:30 AM (7xXFn)


Me and pixie go way back. You're mine, bucko.

Posted by: The Barrel at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (CPk08)

338 @290

I never really stopped shopping at Sears. They have a Lands End section, so I would stop in every so often to see if they have any nice Lands End stuff on sale.

I can point to what made me shop there less and less and less. The local store, at least. It seemed like their inventory kept increasing, but they weren't getting rid of anything. Their racks were just overstuffed and not sorted into any reasonable fashion. (pun intended) Not sorted by brands or sizes or anything. It genuinely became impossible to browse for clothes. It wasn't enjoyable at all. It felt like yard saling, sifting through the thousands of items for the needle in the proverbial haystack.

I will say Indy's store was much more organized, spacious aisles, definitely a better shopping experience there, but I am just not in town enough to do it all that often. But, locally, it was a crapshow.

Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (TL2pK)

339 The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (cF8AT)

340
The only asset Sears has left is the dirt under the buildings.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (BWL+E)

341 Aw, sorry Zombie Robbo. Kitten lived a good life with a family that loved her, that is a blessing for everyone.

Posted by: Cheribebe at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (ebO28)

342 Okay. That does it. For the third time in as many days Pixy has moved my close-italics tag to the end of my post instead of the end of the quote where I put it.

I am herewith claiming an exemption from embarreling until Pixy posts what I typed.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 10:30 AM (7xXFn)

Got any corroboration?

Posted by: BignJames at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (0+nbW)

343 The Three Stooges put together a pre-cut house, in 1937s The Sitter-Downers:


https://tinyurl.com/ydzagj96

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (kqsXK)

344 Sears really missed the boat by not jumping into the online retail business. Their history with the catalogue service would have dovetailed with that, and had a lot more credibility than early Amazon did.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at October 10, 2018 10:33 AM (J+mig)

345 240
Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:14 AM (f1Vqw)

She's a dude.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 10, 2018 10:33 AM (UnA8+)

346 Someone made a good point that Sears, who made their name by selling stuff through the mail, seemed incapable of creating an online presence. They had everything already there and they couldn't do it.
Posted by: WOPR at October 10, 2018 10:30 AM (J70i0)


Their CEO listened to Paul krugman when he said the internet was a fad and would never replace brick and mortar. Even Walmart is struggling to play catch up to Amazon.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 10, 2018 10:33 AM (uzD/b)

347 Not the art for me today. Spent most of last night comforting a dying kitteh (late middle age- I think it was leukemia). This is the part of pets I really don't like.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher


Sorry to hear that. Glad you were there for the little furface, though.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 10:33 AM (AM1GF)

348 Sears could have been Amazon, Ebay and all the rest long before any of them ever existed.

Problem with Big Companies is that they are, for the most part run not by visionaries, but by bankers and lawyers.

Bankers don't look past the next quarter. And lawyers are all about minimizing risk and eliminating lawsuit exposure.

Happens to all entities in the dreaded private sector once they become large enough. My company crossed that thresshold about 5-years ago. I'm hoping they can last another 10-15 so I can retire before they implode.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:33 AM (9TYxj)

349 Victoria's Secret: she's the reason Steiner didn't come.

Posted by: kallisto at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (/52yu)

350 334
When Sears finally goes under I hope we can have a thread on the one single thing that made you stop shopping there.



It's been like twenty years. I think I started noticing that
Craftsman wasn't what I remembered. My local store just got sadder and
sadder until it closed about 2012 or so.

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (OiC69)


Yeah it just got to sad to go into the store. Bought some Craftsman lawn equipment, it was meh. Used to buy all my appliances there but that was about it.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (ymnmz)

351 Did Kav not show up in time?

haha like the Yankee pitcher showing up late..

I'm guessing you cant participate unless you were there for oral arguments at the beginning ?

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (Izjjo)

352 335 306 The murals I prefer are by Thomas Hart Benton and his colleagues, who painted in what is called the Regionalist Art Movement. Many people confuse them with the social art movement, but the Regionalists were about 20 years earlier and the social art movement copied a lot of their stylistic techniques.

As opposed to the social art movement, the Regionalists were purely American and mostly from the center of the country. One of my favorite examples is that scary portrait of John Brown that is in the Kansas State Capitol building.

https://www.kshs.org/places/capitol/tour/graphics/curry_tragic_prelude.jpg
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2018 10:26 AM (Kpl3J)

A lot of people like to file Rockwell with the Regionalists. I tend to disagree. Like you said, they were centered in the midWest. Because of this, scholars go back and forth on whether Regionalism was a movement or just a school within a larger American Academic style.
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (OyyDO)


You guys are over-thinking things.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (CPk08)

353 Sorry about your cat, Zombie Robbo. They are beloved members our family and not just pets and having them die is just so hard. However, I think-as with people- our furry family members know that we love them and appreciate them and are there with them as they leave this life.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (AllCR)

354 Zombie Robbo, tears for you and the kitty.

Know you did good.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (7xXFn)

355 Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?

***looks around***

***whispers***

herpes

Posted by: Victoria at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (ZQfW9)

356 Re: Sears

It is the legacy defined benefit pensions that kilt 'em. They stopped the defined benefit arrangement 12 years ago and they still have about 100,000 legacy plan retirees.

See your local public employee pensions for a refresher in why that is going to catch a lot more people in the same basket.

Posted by: DanMan at October 10, 2018 10:35 AM (QMG5F)

357 And the margins are in the corner smoking a cigarette after getting that blown.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2018 10:35 AM (HDCbD)

358 339 The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (cF8AT)

Damn, the value of their currency is going to be off the charts. Shame Trump can't care for the poor people in the US like they do in Venezuela.

Posted by: Paul Krugman at October 10, 2018 10:35 AM (72PAC)

359 She's a dude.
Posted by: Hikaru at October 10, 2018 10:33 AM (UnA8+)


Looks like a lady.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:35 AM (CPk08)

360 When I was a kid we loved the sear Christmas catalog and not only for the "toy" section. We liked the lingerie section too. That was in the days before "airbrushing".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 10:36 AM (mpXpK)

361 somewhere between 2 and 3 is 'married to Russell Crowe' and between 3 and 4, 'engaged to Jim Carrey'

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2018 10:36 AM (N1ZXu)

362 They had everything already there and they couldn't didn't do it.
Posted by: WOPR
-----------------

Edited.

Back about 1994, I formally suggested to our Director of Engineering that the company should establish a presence on the 'net.

He got back to me a week or so later, and said, "I've looked at it and just don't see any reason to do that."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 10:36 AM (CDGwz)

363
Got any corroboration?

Posted by: BignJames at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (0+nbW)


Not at the moment but I'm about to start taking screenshots of my posts before I put them up. This is baffling.

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 10:36 AM (7xXFn)

364 You guys are over-thinking things.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (CPk0

I'd be dishonoring the teaching of my professors if I didn't overthink art.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:37 AM (OyyDO)

365 359 Looks like a lady.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:35 AM (CPk0

Until you get close enough to see the 5 o'clock shadow.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 10, 2018 10:37 AM (UnA8+)

366
The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.

Socialism:

Always the same promises.
Always the same catastrophes.
Always the same excuses.
Always the same scapegoats.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:37 AM (BWL+E)

367 Weird. Definitely weird.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 10, 2018 10:37 AM (NWiLs)

368 Thanks, Professor Krugman (Nobel Laureate) for at least bringing your pointy hat with you when you left my colon.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2018 10:37 AM (N1ZXu)

369 Shahn's most famous work is "This Is Nazi Brutality," a great propaganda piece he created after the Nazis liquidated the town of Lidice in retaliation for the assassination of Heydrich.

It's quite a bit better than this.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at October 10, 2018 10:37 AM (oZ6kz)

370 When big businesses are still run by their founder, they innovate. When they're taken over by investors, they go into "play it safe" mode and stagnate.

I really don't understand that, since stagnating is the least safe thing you can do in a free market, but people always delude themselves into thinking the status quo is forever.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (J+mig)

371 Someone made a good point that Sears, who made their name by selling stuff through the mail, seemed incapable of creating an online presence. They had everything already there and they couldn't do it.

Posted by: WOPR


That made no sense to me. A competent crew of web folk could have easily transformed their catalogues into online ordering. Did they just not understand the potential? (To be fair, neither did I at first...)

Sears is one of the most head-scratching, mind-boggling corporate failures I've ever seen.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (AM1GF)

372 One of my favorite examples is that scary portrait of John Brown that is in the Kansas State Capitol building.

-
Just like today. A Republican with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other tearing the country apart.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (+y/Ru)

373 I have a Sears single shot bolt action .22 rifle that I inherited from my grandfather.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (71o8T)

374 This new computer system is driving me crazy. Doing cut and paste is much harder than it was before, but I will do my best not to hang myself from the chandelier prior to the Moron Meet Up.
However, since I can't cut and paste go check out

http://sunnyskyz.com

for some nice, heartwarming stories and pictures.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (AllCR)

375
Post-war Hungary still holds the record hyperinflation rate, 41.9*10^16 %. Call that 42 quadrillion percent.

It equates to prices doubling every 15 hours.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (f1Vqw)

376 The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.

Socialists truly are the gold (or tin) standard for Never Right, Always Certain

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (9TYxj)

377 Not a rich man. Or he'd have 3 staircases

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (9qOCq)

378 Venezuela never tried "real" socialism!!

Posted by: Sally Kohn at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (pw+jk)

379 Zombie Robbo has reminded me of what is truly important. Time for a little pig love.

Later, all. creep out

Posted by: creeper at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (7xXFn)

380 The painting-wow. Flashback. I was traveling through Yugoslavia in the 80's, and we stopped in the capitol, Belgrade. 40+ years after WWII (and before the civil wars), mind you. Government buildings were all fancy, but turn a corner and there were what looked like bombed out buildings and rubble that had obviously been there for a long time. It was like they didn't care/couldn't fix it. Startling after living in Austria where they had cleaned the place up.

Oh, and best of luck to the Florida/Gulf coast morons. Stay safe!

Posted by: Infidel Librarian at October 10, 2018 10:39 AM (Uossv)

381 Sears really missed the boat by not jumping into the online retail business. Their history with the catalogue service would have dovetailed with that, and had a lot more credibility than early Amazon did.
Posted by: Cato by Phone at October 10, 2018 10:33 AM (J+mig)
+++++++++
it goes beyond that. They were co-owners of the ISP "Prodigy" back in the early 90s, and also partnered to sell equipment from IBM, Commodore and others. In the mid-90s, they terminated their catalogue services and bowed out of Prodigy - I think in the same year.

Sears had literally everything to reinvent retail. They could easily have:
- Offered cheap, subsidized computer terminals by partnering with an existing manufacturer looking for market share (probably Commodore)
- Made the subsidy contingent on maintenance of service through Prodigy - a company they owned
- Made Prodigy on those systems default to an "online" version of the Sears catalogue, where the customer could shop at Sears and pay on the spot or upon pickup
--> Sears already had computerized inventory and supply chain management for the stores. Integrating it wouldn't have been easy, but it would have been doable for "in store pickup" if they wanted to.

They had everything except the vision. Sears wouldn't have just "been Amazon" - they likely would have changed how the Internet works, making it a commerce platform first and a content platform second. I don't know if this would be a good thing or not (maybe not), but they had the power to do it. Most Americans shopped at Sears at the time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 10, 2018 10:39 AM (I2dne)

382 When big businesses are still run by their founder, they innovate. When they're taken over by investors, they go into "play it safe" mode and stagnate.

I really don't understand that, since stagnating is the least safe thing you can do in a free market, but people always delude themselves into thinking the status quo is forever.
Posted by: Cato by Phone


When the enterprise peters out, they take the money and move on. The folks who work there...not so much.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 10:39 AM (AM1GF)

383
And the more socialist, the greater the catastrophe.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:39 AM (BWL+E)

384 Just what is Victoria's big secret anyway?

******

It was actually Vic T. Oria.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 10, 2018 10:39 AM (0tfLf)

385 339 The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.


Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (cF8AT)

I've said it before. At inflation that high, reality almost doesn't make sense. You get stuff where you leave home with enough money to buy groceries, but by the time you get to the store and enter the checkout line, you no longer have enough.

To get a comparably bizarre outcome in physics, you need to launch things approaching the speed of light, get close to a black hole, or something. But to do it in economics, all you need is a central authority that isn't as smart as he thinks he is.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 10:39 AM (KUaJL)

386 I have a Sears single shot bolt action .22 rifle that I inherited from my grandfather.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (71o8T)

J.C. Higgins?

Posted by: BignJames at October 10, 2018 10:39 AM (0+nbW)

387 Hugs, Zombie Robbo...losing a fur baby is always difficult.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (a0IVu)

388
Basically, in hyperinflation, the inflation rate blows up, or the value of the currency goes to zero.

The rate of inflation itself blows up, itself becomming an exponential function.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (f1Vqw)

389
Sears is one of the most head-scratching, mind-boggling corporate failures I've ever seen.
===
Ehh

Posted by: General Motors at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (pw+jk)

390 There was a scene in "Young Victoria" where, being afraid of dying in childbirth, she was found jumping up and down on a couch after congress with Prince Albert.

That was some whacky birth control method suggested by her ladies-in-waiting.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:31 AM (f1Vqw)


The funny thing is that, by all accounts, Victoria adored Albert (as can be seen from her obsessive mourning after he died) and genuinely enjoyed sex, but Albert wasn't particularly "in love" with her (he was really pushed into the marriage by his ambitious father Ernest III) and apparently was much more the "lie back and think of England" type than she was.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (kqsXK)

391

Back about 1994, I formally suggested to our Director of Engineering that the company should establish a presence on the 'net.

He got back to me a week or so later, and said, "I've looked at it and just don't see any reason to do that."



A couple of decades ago,I suggested to some fellow connected to the Machinist's Bible: Machinery Handbook that they put it out on CD-ROM. He laughed at me.


Five years later, they started putting it out on CD-ROM. Story of my life.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (HaL55)

392 364 You guys are over-thinking things.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (CPk0

I'd be dishonoring the teaching of my professors if I didn't overthink art.
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:37 AM (OyyDO)


Your professors need to keep up with the times. Rules and standards for art have been set for decades now. Since the mid 80's anyway.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (CPk08)

393 Y'all see the photo of Clarence Thomas at Kav's
confirmation ceremony ?

He looks absolutely giddy ....

and he seated next to Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg who looks like she's melting like the wicked witch

link in nic

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (Izjjo)

394 Posted by: Cato by Phone at October 10, 2018 10:38 AM (J+mig)

The founder is emotionally invested; it's his company.

Investors typically are just looking for dividends until they dump the stock for the next "safe harbor".

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:41 AM (9TYxj)

395 But to do it in economics, all you need is a central authority that isn't as smart as he thinks he is.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 10:39 AM (KUaJL)

It's worth adding that no central authority is ever as smart as it thinks it is.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at October 10, 2018 10:41 AM (J+mig)

396 Until you get close enough to see the 5 o'clock shadow.
Posted by: Hikaru at October 10, 2018 10:37 AM (UnA8+)


That might distract me from the lingerie, I confess.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:42 AM (CPk08)

397 Y'all see the photo of Clarence Thomas at Kav's
confirmation ceremony ?

He looks absolutely giddy ....

and he seated next to Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg who looks like she's melting like the wicked witch

link in nic
Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (Izjjo)

Of course he is. Dude found a new drinking buddy.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 10:42 AM (KUaJL)

398 Hahah the hell is RBG wearing gloves? She is toast by end of 2019 no doubt.

Posted by: Eli Cash at October 10, 2018 10:42 AM (FVzLM)

399 I like this painting. It has enough skill to go with its combo of abstraction and realism. Its subject matter is framed correctly to provide a subconscious aesthetic. And for people who like to interpret the meanings of paintings it is a treasure trove.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 10:42 AM (71o8T)

400 So who has a better battery life?

The iPhoneX or Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 10:42 AM (ReA9Z)

401 Shitstorm in Tampa.

Posted by: saf at October 10, 2018 10:42 AM (5IHGB)

402 Sears is one of the most head-scratching, mind-boggling corporate failures I've ever seen.
===
Ehh
Posted by: General Motors at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (pw+jk)


That there is funny. I haven't had a GM product on my driveway since they torched Delphi. I must have had at least 20 over the years.

Posted by: DanMan at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (QMG5F)

403
During the Weimar hyperinflation, a psychosis developed which the dubbed, translated, as "zero stroke" or "cipher stroke".

Writing so many zeros in ledgers drove accountants and clerks crazy, and some of them would break down, screaming and shrieking writing zeros endlessly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (f1Vqw)

404 It looks like the entire roof of the building is gone. What happens when crutch-guy reaches the top of the stairs? He'll look over the parapet and think "holy sh*t. Nothing there".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (/qEW2)

405 392 364 You guys are over-thinking things.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (CPk0

I'd be dishonoring the teaching of my professors if I didn't overthink art.
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:37 AM (OyyDO)

Your professors need to keep up with the times. Rules and standards for art have been set for decades now. Since the mid 80's anyway.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (CPk0

Yep. Everything is either socialist, feminist, or gay. If it isn't one/all of these three, it's "not art". Trees or no.

Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (OyyDO)

406 393, link in nic

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (Izjjo)
He looks so alive and joyous; she looks decrepit and miserable.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (a0IVu)

407 More "civility" from Felonious' minions

https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/10/ firebomb-trump-bumper-sticker-truck-washington/

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (9TYxj)

408

Not a rich man. Or he'd have 3 staircases


Yeah, about that staircase. Does it exist in more than two dimensions at the same time? Looks weird.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (HaL55)

409 North Carolina middle school marquee reads "Fuck Kavanaugh"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/309921/

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (mCMQ5)

410 A couple of decades ago,I suggested to some fellow connected to the
Machinist's Bible: Machinery Handbook that they put it out on CD-ROM. He
laughed at me.





Five years later, they started putting it out on CD-ROM. Story of my life.
=====
I still have two of the stout little books. In college we would have open book tests and I always brought in a Machinerys Handbook. The older professors would give the high sign. I think I was the only guy that was working drafting and designing in my class.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 10, 2018 10:44 AM (pw+jk)

411 393 Y'all see the photo of Clarence Thomas at Kav's
confirmation ceremony ?

He looks absolutely giddy ....

and he seated next to Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg who looks like she's melting like the wicked witch

link in nic

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (Izjjo)

Roberts is to Thomas' right...he's got a big smile on his face too.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 10:44 AM (cF8AT)

412 Our Central NJ or environs Moron Meet up is still
scheduled for this Saturday, October 13th from 6:00-9:00 p.m At
Petrock's Bar and Grill, Amwell Rd Hillsborough, NJ, Please park in
back. Meeting room is first door on the left. I will be the heavy,
reddish haired woman wearing a hat with an Ace of Spades card. I remark
about being heavy so that no morons attending are expecting me to look
like evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson who was willowy and blonde and
good looking. I am none of those things. Sorry. :^) However, I expect
us to have some mutual support, lots of laughs and good conversation. We
will order from their menu We will also also have some door prizes and a
Mad Lib based on ASHQ. It will be so nice to meet some conservative
people in person. Please RSVP by this Wednesday to me at
FenelonDirection18 gmail.com



Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2018 10:21 AM (AllCR)

OH, how I wish I could be there! I live only a few miles away and know the location well. Instead, I will be on an all day steam train excursion with my son in PA. Purchased the tickets back in August. Darn!! Well wishes to all fellow morons. Have fun!! Don't burn the place down!

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at October 10, 2018 10:44 AM (9YBqo)

413 Sears is one of the most head-scratching, mind-boggling corporate failures I've ever seen.
===
Ehh
Posted by: General Motors at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (pw+jk)

Difference is, Uncle Sugar (aka, we) ain't coming to bail-out Sears.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:44 AM (9TYxj)

414 https://tinyurl.com/y9l3o7of
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:24 AM (OyyDO)


That's what I was thinking of. Always cracks me up whenever I see it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2018 10:44 AM (/qEW2)

415
herpes
Posted by: Victoria at October 10, 2018 10:34 AM (ZQfW9)

---

problematic.

It will now be called Xerpes

Posted by: SJWs at October 10, 2018 10:44 AM (9qOCq)

416 I kind of feel bad for Walmart.I think they've tried to do everything possible to compete....matched prices, offered the free 2 day shipping. But, it just doesn't seem to be enough.

I will admit, if I am looking for an item, or different options/models on items, I go to Amazon first, just to see what model or whatever I want to look for and the price range. From there, I usually expand out to see if I can find it cheaper elsewhere or ebay it or whatever. But, my first instinct is always to check on Amazon first. Always.

There has to be a reason though that Target succeeds where Walmart fails. I am not talking in-house shopping, because that's clear. But, online. Target prices are objectively higher and the shipping is not a 2 day guarantee. But, it doesn't seem like Target's online presence is suffering like Walmart's is....it's just curious.

Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 10:44 AM (TL2pK)

417 "Hahah the hell is RBG wearing gloves? She is toast by end of 2019 no doubt.

Posted by: Eli Cash at October 10, 2018 10:42 AM (FVzLM) "

The touch of a lich is deadly to those still living. She's doing everyone a favor.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (oZ6kz)

418 It's worth adding that no central authority is ever as smart as it thinks it is.

Posted by: Cato by Phone


There's a difference between just not being that smart and not even living in reality. That difference is socialism.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (AM1GF)

419
A couple of decades ago,I suggested to some fellow connected to the Machinist's Bible: Machinery Handbook that they put it out on CD-ROM. He laughed at me.

Five years later, they started putting it out on CD-ROM. Story of my life.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (HaL55)


In a former life, I invented a catalyst based on a different metal than previously used. It was a prototype but could produce polymers that were impossible with the older catalysts.

My lords and masters scoffed that there was no way we could develop a catalyst based on hafnium. I was appropriately punished. I later left the company.

Years later, they commercialized polymers made using my idea. Probably awarded themselves fat bonuses too.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (BWL+E)

420 >>>Dude found a new drinking buddy.

And the raping. Don't forget about the raping.

Posted by: Clarence at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (Gi80R)

421 Mind-boggling corporate failure? Hold my beer.

Posted by: Atari at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (oZ6kz)

422 North Carolina middle school marquee reads "Fuck Kavanaugh"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/309921/
Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (mCMQ5)
+++++++++
School boards are hyper-local politics. They can deal with it by recalling their board, or it's a rotten borough and it doesn't matter anyway.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (I2dne)

423 Your professors need to keep up with the times. Rules and standards for art have been set for decades now. Since the mid 80's anyway.

Sarc?

The whole fun of the art threads is to overthink and overanalyze the art with or without benefit of any education.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (fuK7c)

424 Our Central NJ or environs Moron Meet up is still
scheduled for this Saturday, October 13th from 6:00-9:00 p.m At
Petrock's Bar and Grill, Amwell Rd Hillsborough, NJ,


Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Wait.


I thought that you lived in Missouri?

Posted by: Blue Hen at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (NeSSd)

425 It will be so nice to meet some conservative

people in person. Please RSVP by this Wednesday to me at

FenelonDirection18 gmail.com

How fun will this be..!

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (a0IVu)

426 Yep. Everything is either socialist, feminist, or gay. If it isn't one/all of these three, it's "not art". Trees or no.
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (OyyDO)

Even then, they're really just 3 versions of the same "marxist critique."

Feminism is the marxist critique on gender and sex. It's the same as Das Kapital, but just replace the Bourgeois with the Patriarchy.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (KUaJL)

427 334 When Sears finally goes under I hope we can have a thread on the one single thing that made you stop shopping there.

It's been like twenty years. I think I started noticing that Craftsman wasn't what I remembered. My local store just got sadder and sadder until it closed about 2012 or so.
Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 10:32 AM (OiC69)

My Sears moment was walking into the local Sears one day and realizing that the joint had become shabby, as shabby as a dollar store in a strip mall. Then I started really looking at the merchandise and realized that, with the exception of some of the tools, the stuff they sold was shabby too. That's when I knew they were on the downhill slide.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at October 10, 2018 10:46 AM (RD7QR)

428 The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.

Not if Venezuela chops a bunch of zeroes of their definition of "percent"!

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 10:46 AM (C78No)

429 The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.

Yeah, I don't think I'm accepting this mission.

Posted by: Ethan Hunt at October 10, 2018 10:46 AM (NWiLs)

430 Google Drops Out Of Pentagon's $10 Billion Cloud Competition, Cites Corporate Values

-
Yeah, boy, what's profit compared to not having to work with Islamophobic mass murderers?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:46 AM (+y/Ru)

431 Thanks for your thought, Horde. Don't think Kitteh suffered much. She dropped a ton of weight all of a sudden and her breathing got snuffly but she didn't seem in pain. When she crawled into the fireplace last evening, though, I knew it was over so I just sat up with her scritching her ears till she went.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at October 10, 2018 10:46 AM (lP7OA)

432 429
The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.



Yeah, I don't think I'm accepting this mission.

Posted by: Ethan Hunt at October 10, 2018 10:46 AM (NWiLs)
Lol...

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 10:47 AM (a0IVu)

433 The psychotic Democrats are surely scaring people from outwardly supporting Trump. No one wants to get a bike lock to the noggin! But the vote is still private. I think the silent majority is bigger than ever.

Posted by: Chris M at October 10, 2018 10:47 AM (eAZVt)

434 Yep. Everything is either socialist, feminist, or gay. If it isn't one/all of these three, it's "not art". Trees or no.
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (OyyDO)


We are the keepers of the flame. We who are the heirs of the West know:

The King with half the East at heel is marched from lands of morning;
Their fighters drink the rivers up, their shafts benight the air.
And he that stands will die for nought, and home there's no returning.
The Spartans on the sea-wet rock sat down and combed their hair.


Art has trees. Some things we must stand for.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:47 AM (CPk08)

435 Mind-boggling corporate failure? Hold my beer.

Posted by: Atari


Dude. You were in bed with Sears. What did you expect?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 10, 2018 10:47 AM (AM1GF)

436 North Carolina middle school marquee reads "Fuck Kavanaugh"

To read the news, I thought he'd already fucked everyone in that state. Aren't they tired of him?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2018 10:47 AM (N1ZXu)

437 California DMV: Non-Citizens May Have Been Added To Voter Rolls

-
Boy, somebody really goofed up!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (+y/Ru)

438 431 Thanks for your thought, Horde. Don't think Kitteh suffered much. She dropped a ton of weight all of a sudden and her breathing got snuffly but she didn't seem in pain. When she crawled into the fireplace last evening, though, I knew it was over so I just sat up with her scritching her ears till she went.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at October 10, 2018 10:46 AM (lP7OA)


I'm sorry. You did right.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (CPk08)

439 I will be on an all day steam train excursion with my son in PA.


Where? I think the New Hope and Ivyland still does a short run steam train.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (fuK7c)

440 >>Mind-boggling corporate failure? Hold my beer.

>>Atari at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (oZ6kz)

Pfft. Hold my keg.

Posted by: Digital Equipment Corporation at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (/tuJf)

441 FenelonSpoke

Dang...I'm gong to miss it by a couple of weeks.
Have a great time!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (0tfLf)

442 wtf is going on with the stock market? Can't be all profit taking, can it?

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (a0IVu)

443
At the end of Henry Ford's reign, Ford Motor Company was near to bankruptcy. Henry Ford became ossified in his thinking. The place was horribly run. Accountants would measure a stack of invoices to determine liabilities.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (BWL+E)

444 The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.



Yeah, I don't think I'm accepting this mission.

Posted by: Ethan Hunt at October 10, 2018 10:46 AM (NWiLs)

Thread winner.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 10, 2018 10:49 AM (72PAC)

445 So who has a better battery life?

The iPhoneX or Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 10:42 AM (ReA9Z)


If something ever happens to the Saw movie puppet, she'd make a good replacement.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2018 10:49 AM (/qEW2)

446 416 I kind of feel bad for Walmart.I think they've tried to do everything possible to compete....matched prices, offered the free 2 day shipping. But, it just doesn't seem to be enough.

I will admit, if I am looking for an item, or different options/models on items, I go to Amazon first, just to see what model or whatever I want to look for and the price range. From there, I usually expand out to see if I can find it cheaper elsewhere or ebay it or whatever. But, my first instinct is always to check on Amazon first. Always.

There has to be a reason though that Target succeeds where Walmart fails. I am not talking in-house shopping, because that's clear. But, online. Target prices are objectively higher and the shipping is not a 2 day guarantee. But, it doesn't seem like Target's online presence is suffering like Walmart's is....it's just curious.
Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 10:44 AM (TL2pK)

Walmart has a branding problem that Target and other big box stores don't suffer from. "People of walmart" and other such things. It's got a low class connotation, that Target doesn't have for some reason.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 10:49 AM (KUaJL)

447
Read about Rudolf von Havenstein, the mad money printer of Weimar, head of the central bank at the time.

It's argued they didn't know what they were doing, that printing money caused by inflation, but I read an interesting bit about him.

They pretty knew that printing money would cause inflation, but they just got boxed in. It became just keep the system going for a while longer, and a while diminished to days.

If we stop now, it all goes to hell, but if we keep this train going, we'll hold the collapse for a few more hours.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:49 AM (f1Vqw)

448 Roberts is to Thomas' right

---

if only

Posted by: Zombie Scalia at October 10, 2018 10:49 AM (9qOCq)

449 Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (a0IVu)

Think of who controls Fraud Street.

Then think, there's an election in a couple of weeks.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (9TYxj)

450 Xerpes wasn't the strongest Persian shah but certainly spread the most influence.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (N1ZXu)

451 This quote from J R Dunn at American Thinker --

If human-sized crustaceans from Tau Ceti invaded Earth tomorrow, (Jeff) Flake would be running around in a lobster suit.

Made me lol. Dead on.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (Z4rgH)

452
437 California DMV: Non-Citizens May Have Been Added To Voter Rolls

-
Boy, somebody really goofed up!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM
*****

Pikers.

Posted by: Hawaiian Emergency Management Dude at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (0tfLf)

453 >>404 It looks like the entire roof of the building is gone. What happens when crutch-guy reaches the top of the stairs? He'll look over the parapet and think "holy sh*t. Nothing there".
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM (/qEW2)

Heh. I know......*starts humming "We're in the Money"*

Posted by: crutch-guy's teenage wife at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (rkD1u)

454 Non Citizens on voter rolls... would the other 49 states now have standing to demand that California's votes not be counted in Federal elections due to obvious disenfranchisement of their own residents?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (ReA9Z)

455 Video is out of Pelosi describing the exact tactic employed against Kavanaugh last couple of weeks. The vid is from 2017.
She calls it "the wrap up smear".
Used in conjunction with the media.
Legal Insurrection has the story.

All kinds of crimes there. Perjury, obstruction of justice, for starters.

Posted by: navybrat loves Columbus at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (w7KSn)

456 Pfft. Hold my keg.
Posted by: Digital Equipment Corporation at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (/tuJf)


geez. No shit.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (CPk08)

457 I really don't understand that, since stagnating is the least safe thing you can do in a free market, but people always delude themselves into thinking the status quo is forever.

--

WORD

Posted by: Guy who invented New Coke at October 10, 2018 10:51 AM (9qOCq)

458 My Sears moment was walking into the local Sears one day and realizing that the joint had become shabby

The lighting. Saving electricity, flourescent lights. Later, as the clientele and staff shifted to those doing the jobs we wouldn't do, they gave up on trying to put everything back where it belonged. Junky.

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 10:51 AM (NAs56)

459 >>Walmart has a branding problem that Target and other big box stores
don't suffer from. "People of walmart" and other such things. It's got a
low class connotation, that Target doesn't have for some reason.

That and their web interface sucks ass. Always has.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 10:51 AM (r9UYA)

460 There's a difference between just not being that smart and not even living in reality.

-
So this a CNN thread?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:52 AM (+y/Ru)

461 I bought a new mower at Sears just 5 months ago. It was a good price for exactly what I wanted - an oversized engine and FWD. I picked it up after work at their will-call door.

Posted by: Chris M at October 10, 2018 10:52 AM (eAZVt)

462 Ben Shahn was a flaming Socialist, with a capital-S. His most famous paintings are called "The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti".
Posted by: Kris at October 10, 2018 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

That would explain why this painting kind of sucks.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at October 10, 2018 10:52 AM (dsnqo)

463
The Machinist's Bible was one of five books a SciFi Author once suggested that every survivalist must have.

The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics was another back in the day when they still had logarithmic tables was another. (I think)

I think there might have been something about metallurgy and maybe ballistics but I can't recall.

I would think one would need reference books on food preservation, gardening (botany) and animal husbandry.

The Machinist Bible stuck in my mind for some reason.

Posted by: Sumat Naandur at October 10, 2018 10:52 AM (oYD2h)

464 Think of who controls Fraud Street.



Then think, there's an election in a couple of weeks.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (9TYxj)
Yeah. They want to scream about recession just before the midterms.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 10:52 AM (a0IVu)

465 450 Xerpes wasn't the strongest Persian shah but certainly spread the most influence.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (N1ZXu)


Few people know that different strains of virus are spread by different sexual practices. Thus we have Himpes, Herpes and Xerpes.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:53 AM (CPk08)

466 451 LOL

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2018 10:53 AM (mCMQ5)

467 Guess we should put our graft on hold long enough to buy some street signs.

Posted by: Bureau of Indian Affairs at October 10, 2018 10:53 AM (DLGQ3)

468 429 The IMF has determined that Venezuela's inflation rate will hit 1.37M % in 2018.

Yeah, I don't think I'm accepting this mission.
Posted by: Ethan Hunt at October 10, 2018 10:46 AM (NWiLs)

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this blog will self destruct in 7....6....5....

Posted by: Guy who invented New Coke at October 10, 2018 10:53 AM (9qOCq)

469 Scissor me, Xerpes!

Posted by: Mr./Ms. Garrison at October 10, 2018 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

470 >>geez. No shit.

My dad worked for them when they were at their peak. Largest employer in the state of MA and number 2 computer company behind IBM at the time.

And then Ken Olson declared the the PC was a joke and nobody would every need their own computer. No shortage of irony that they were basically acquired by Compaq and slipped beneath the waves.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2018 10:54 AM (/tuJf)

471 Jordan Hunt, aka Cuck Norris, has been identified as the attacker in an older video.

Apparently the infamous kick was not the first time he physically assaulted a female pro choice protester.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y83hgd2w

Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 10:54 AM (zGsgt)

472 Walmart has a branding problem that Target and other big box stores don't suffer from. "People of walmart" and other such things. It's got a low class connotation, that Target doesn't have for some reason.

Target's commercials are bouncy, lively, and make you want to shop there.

Walmart's commercials are of the "See, we're not the cruel, mean, corporate devils that the media make us out to be, so don't hate us" variety.

I still fucking hate Target and will never walk into one of their shithole stores, but I can easily see why people flock there.

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:54 AM (9TYxj)

473 this blog will self destruct in 7....6....5....
Posted by: Guy who invented New Coke at October 10, 2018 10:53 AM (9qOCq)

And then there will only be ME.

Posted by: The Barrel at October 10, 2018 10:54 AM (72PAC)

474
Walmart's online site had a terrible search function but it has improved to the point that it actually functions.

Don't bother with the order online and pick up at the store. Just have the stuff delivered to your door.

Posted by: Sumat Naandur at October 10, 2018 10:54 AM (oYD2h)

475 this blog will self destruct in 7....6....5....

Ace trying to post using the IKEA screwdriver?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2018 10:55 AM (ReA9Z)

476 My dad worked for them when they were at their peak. Largest employer in the state of MA and number 2 computer company behind IBM at the time.

And then Ken Olson declared the the PC was a joke and nobody would every need their own computer. No shortage of irony that they were basically acquired by Compaq and slipped beneath the waves.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2018 10:54 AM (/tuJf)


Yeah, my dad got caught in that too. What a fuck up.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:55 AM (CPk08)

477 471 Jordan Hunt, aka Cuck Norris, has been identified as the attacker in an older video.

Apparently the infamous kick was not the first time he physically assaulted a female pro choice protester.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y83hgd2w
Posted by: bonhomme at October 10, 2018 10:54 AM (zGsgt)

Pro-life. He's the pro-abort.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 10, 2018 10:55 AM (NWiLs)

478 437 California DMV: Non-Citizens May Have Been Added To Voter Rolls

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Boy, somebody really goofed up!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM
*****

Pikers.
Posted by: Hawaiian Emergency Management Dude at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (0tfLf)

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government always fouls up

Posted by: ORCA at October 10, 2018 10:55 AM (9qOCq)

479 I stopped shopping Sears when the Home Depot and Lowe's became more convenient. I never shopped Sears for clothes or sports equipment.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 10:55 AM (71o8T)

480 452


437 California DMV: Non-Citizens May Have Been Added To Voter Rolls



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Boy, somebody really goofed up!



Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM

*****



Pikers.

Posted by: Hawaiian Emergency Management Dude at October 10, 2018 10:50 AM (0tfLf)


You spelled boofed wrong.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 10, 2018 10:55 AM (ymnmz)

481 Donald Trump should offer to pay Bernie Sanders $1 million a day (to be paid upon his return) for living in Venezuela for a month.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 10, 2018 10:55 AM (vbJig)

482 Heh. Just stepped out on the side porch, to find a flock of turkeys lazing about, some browsing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 10:56 AM (CDGwz)

483 this blog will self destruct in 7....6....5....

Ace trying to post using the IKEA screwdriver?



Ace is Banksy. We should have known it all along.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 10, 2018 10:56 AM (fuK7c)

484 437 California DMV: Non-Citizens May Have Been Added To Voter Rolls

Never saw that coming.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 10, 2018 10:56 AM (vbJig)

485 Pfft. Hold my keg.
Posted by: Digital Equipment Corporation at October 10, 2018 10:48 AM (/tuJf)

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i got this dudes

Posted by: B Kavanaugh at October 10, 2018 10:56 AM (9qOCq)

486 Writing so many zeros in ledgers drove accountants and clerks crazy, and some of them would break down, screaming and shrieking writing zeros endlessly.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 10:43 AM


You say Zero like it's a Bad Thing.

Posted by: Barky 0 at October 10, 2018 10:56 AM (ctuyM)

487 481 Donald Trump should offer to pay Bernie Sanders $1 million a day (to be paid upon his return) for living in Venezuela for a month.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 10, 2018 10:55 AM (vbJig)

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He'd live in Maduro's mansion and come out saying, "Venezuelans have it great!"

Just like Michael Moore and his Cuba healthcare bit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 10:57 AM (8o3AL)

488 Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2018 10:54 AM (/tuJf)

I had a DEC Pro 350 in college - because my college made me buy it. Wasn't a bad machine by 1983 standards but by 1986 AT&T was already cleaning their clocks in the PC market. My school dumped DEC for AT&T the year I graduated (198

Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:57 AM (9TYxj)

489 Donald Trump should offer to pay Bernie Sanders $1 million a day (to be paid upon his return) for living in Venezuela for a month.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


Too many ways to cheat. The rich and powerful can and have lived alongside grinding poverty, with enough security.

Posted by: Blue Hen at October 10, 2018 10:57 AM (NeSSd)

490 FenelonSpoke

I wish I could be there. But I'm doing something I don't want to do, thought I would like but simply wish it were over so I could be left alone.

And no, I'm not having sex, you jokers.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 10:57 AM (kqsXK)

491 482 Heh. Just stepped out on the side porch, to find a flock of turkeys lazing about, some browsing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 10:56 AM (CDGwz)

Sounds like many free dinners to me.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 10, 2018 10:57 AM (72PAC)

492
My dad worked for them when they were at their peak. Largest employer in the state of MA and number 2 computer company behind IBM at the time.

Is that Route 128 thing still a thing or has that slipped under the waves too? Like drug research in New Jersey.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:57 AM (BWL+E)

493 California DMV: Non-Citizens May Have Been Added To Voter Rolls

But it's only twenty voters. Good thing we caught them all and that will never happen again.

Raises for everybody!

Posted by: CA DMV at October 10, 2018 10:58 AM (NAs56)

494 482 Heh. Just stepped out on the side porch, to find a flock of turkeys lazing about, some browsing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 10:56 AM (CDGwz)


Distinguishable from Antifa by the greater melodiousness of their calls.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 10:58 AM (CPk08)

495 In a former life, I invented a catalyst based on a different metal than previously used. It was a prototype but could produce polymers that were impossible with the older catalysts.

My lords and masters scoffed that there was no way we could develop a catalyst based on hafnium. I was appropriately punished. I later left the company.

Years later, they commercialized polymers made using my idea. Probably awarded themselves fat bonuses too.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (BWL+E)


Just curious - after you left, couldn't you have gotten a patent?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2018 10:58 AM (/qEW2)

496
Distinguishable from Antifa by the greater melodiousness of their calls.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In


And their superior intelligence.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:59 AM (BWL+E)

497 Ehh


Posted by: General Motors at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (pw+jk)

General Motors and the auto industry in general was destroyed by government regulations and the unions. That one-two punch is almost always fatal unless a company can avoid both. And the only was to do that is to move to a right to work State and NOT allow a union or to move out of the country.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 10:59 AM (mpXpK)

498 Truck in WA state was firebombed due to Trump sticker.


Posted by: HA at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (MAstk)

499 The painting is a test of fitness for a Zek assigned canal duty. You make it to the top, down in the hole you go and shut your pie hole and start digging.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (xzqr4)

500 497 Ehh


Posted by: General Motors at October 10, 2018 10:40 AM (pw+jk)

General Motors and the auto industry in general was destroyed by government regulations and the unions. That one-two punch is almost always fatal unless a company can avoid both. And the only was to do that is to move to a right to work State and NOT allow a union or to move out of the country.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 10:59 AM (mpXpK)

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Wait, are you saying that having 29 airbags in a car makes it more expensive?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (8o3AL)

501 Dow shitting the bed....down 325 points.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (cF8AT)

502
After it has been revealed that Sheila Jackson-Lee's 'intern' (oddly, very oddly , 'Paid by an outside source') was thieving info, one wonders what was in that envelope that Jackson-Lee handed to Blasey Fraud's lawyer during the hearing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (CDGwz)

503 502
After it has been revealed that Sheila Jackson-Lee's 'intern' (oddly, very oddly , 'Paid by an outside source') was thieving info, one wonders what was in that envelope that Jackson-Lee handed to Blasey Fraud's lawyer during the hearing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (CDGwz)

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Yoga tips.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 11:01 AM (8o3AL)

504 >>I had a DEC Pro 350 in college - because my college made me buy it. Wasn't a bad machine by 1983 standards but by 1986 AT&T was already cleaning their clocks in the PC market. My school dumped DEC for AT&T the year I graduated (198

Which just goes to show how bad the screwed up. I was recruited to AT&T post divestiture when they were getting into the PC business. Our PCs were, well not good.

We had a line of DOS based computer that were actually made by Olivetti, you read the correctly, and then a unicorn called the Unix PC. It was actually a pretty cool machine but AT&T being AT&T, never developed any real software for the unit. So Unix geeks loved it but it never really caught on in the corporate world which is a shame. It was a powerful little computer.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2018 11:01 AM (/tuJf)

505 The painter watches the National Socialists wreck Europe and concludes the answer is...International Socialists!

He's a Burnt Sienna short of a full box of crayons.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 10, 2018 11:01 AM (Ndje9)

506
If you're game for some computer nostalgia, there are simulators for the DEC PDP-11 complete with a copy of the original UNIX.

I've seen screen shots of it running. There is a "usr/ken" directory. That's Ken Thompson's home directory.

That was the original meaning of "/usr", the user's home directories.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 11:01 AM (f1Vqw)

507 495 In a former life, I invented a catalyst based on a different metal than previously used. It was a prototype but could produce polymers that were impossible with the older catalysts.

My lords and masters scoffed that there was no way we could develop a catalyst based on hafnium. I was appropriately punished. I later left the company.

Years later, they commercialized polymers made using my idea. Probably awarded themselves fat bonuses too.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 10:45 AM (BWL+E)

Just curious - after you left, couldn't you have gotten a patent?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2018 10:58 AM (/qEW2)

He probably had to sign an intellectual property assignment as a condition of employment giving the company the rights to any inventions. If so, they'd have sued him into oblivion if he filed for a patent.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 10, 2018 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

508 Dow shitting the bed....down 325 points.
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Ok, I laughed.
Dow at 30,000 yet? Speaking of inflation.

Posted by: Sumat Naandur at October 10, 2018 11:01 AM (oYD2h)

509 501
Dow shitting the bed....down 325 points.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (cF8AT)
Yeah there is absolutely no reason for this..but there you go.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 11:01 AM (a0IVu)

510 I still fucking hate Target and will never walk into one of their shithole stores, but I can easily see why people flock there.
Posted by: DocJ at October 10, 2018 10:54 AM (9TYxj)
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I left Target 12 years ago. I should be grateful for the skills I learned there allowing me to make a much better income now, but no. Fuck them.

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 10, 2018 11:02 AM (Xvo1a)

511 What about us? We went from 40% market share to out of business in less than a decade.

Posted by: Commodore at October 10, 2018 11:02 AM (oZ6kz)

512 509 501
Dow shitting the bed....down 325 points.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (cF8AT)
Yeah there is absolutely no reason for this..but there you go.
Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 11:01 AM (a0IVu)

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Trying to read sense in the daily movements of the market is like trying to read signs from the entrails of birds.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 11:02 AM (8o3AL)

513 I plan to be there Fen !

Posted by: McCool at October 10, 2018 11:03 AM (Izjjo)

514 Trying to read sense in the daily movements of the market is like trying to read signs from the entrails of birds.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 11:02 AM (8o3AL)


Haven't I suffered enough?

Posted by: The Chicken at October 10, 2018 11:03 AM (CPk08)

515 >>Is that Route 128 thing still a thing or has that slipped under the waves too? Like drug research in New Jersey.

Not nearly what it was back in the day. More startups than big established companies now. Most companies moved to more business friendly areas.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2018 11:03 AM (/tuJf)

516 325 points off record-breaking highs? Meh. Don't think I'll be jumping out a window just yet.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 10, 2018 11:03 AM (NWiLs)

517 Donald Trump should offer to pay Bernie Sanders $1 million a day (to be paid upon his return) for living in Venezuela for a month.

Give it to him in Bolivars up front. 300 million bolivars in his shirt pocket, for the true Socialist experience. Worth every penny.

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 11:03 AM (C78No)

518 509 501
Dow shitting the bed....down 325 points.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (cF8AT)
Yeah there is absolutely no reason for this..but there you go.
______________________________________

It's October. That's what always happens at the beginning of the fiscal year. Shifts in spending priorities by all sectors. Not to worry -- market correction.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 10, 2018 11:03 AM (vbJig)

519 446 416 I kind of feel bad for Walmart.I think they've tried to do everything possible to compete....matched prices, offered the free 2 day shipping. But, it just doesn't seem to be enough.

I will admit, if I am looking for an item, or different options/models on items, I go to Amazon first, just to see what model or whatever I want to look for and the price range. From there, I usually expand out to see if I can find it cheaper elsewhere or ebay it or whatever. But, my first instinct is always to check on Amazon first. Always.

There has to be a reason though that Target succeeds where Walmart fails. I am not talking in-house shopping, because that's clear. But, online. Target prices are objectively higher and the shipping is not a 2 day guarantee. But, it doesn't seem like Target's online presence is suffering like Walmart's is....it's just curious.
Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 10:44 AM (TL2pK)

Walmart has a branding problem that Target and other big box stores don't suffer from. "People of walmart" and other such things. It's got a low class connotation, that Target doesn't have for some reason.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 10:49 AM (KUaJL)

I was just talking with my daughter about this. She and her boyfriend (confirmed libs - don't hate me) bought a TV there and ordered it online. She said she ordered something else from Walmart because free two day shipping and you don't have to join. I also ordered some grocery item because Amazon wanted me to subscribe to their whole foods crap. I already pay for Prime. I'm not paying a separate subscription because you bought Whole Foods.

I can only hope that others are sensible to prices and service. Not snobs.

Posted by: Iris at October 10, 2018 11:04 AM (dYDe7)

520 @446

We have a Walmart in town, and the nearest Target is an hour away, so obviously I shop at WM more than Target and have no problem doing so.

But, objectively speaking, the Target experience in my estimation, is a better shopping experience. Instead of rickety old carts, the carts are nice and smooth. They have more cashiers running, not like....2/20 that WM is notorious for. The bathrooms are cleaner.

I won't speak to the workers or the clientele or the "People of Walmart" reputation. I think most WMs in my neck of the woods are perfectly fine. But, I do see why people prefer Target to WM.

Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 11:04 AM (TL2pK)

521 Give it to him in Bolivars up front. 300 million bolivars in his shirt pocket, for the true Socialist experience. Worth every penny.

Agreed!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 10, 2018 11:04 AM (vbJig)

522 Damn Trump stirring up trouble again! From the LA Times:

With the midterm election a month away, Trump seeks to keep Republican anger high

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (+y/Ru)

523 1. McCain is the enemy. 2. Graham is McCain's toady, and behaves thusly. 3. Graham is from SC. 4. Haley is from SC. 5. Haley becomes UN Ambassador, and kicks ass. 6. Many Speculations and Rumors of Future Haley Electoral Possibilities. 7. McCain dies. 8. Kav Circus. 9. Graham Suddenly Grows Testicles, and Becomes a Trump Ally.


Trump *IS* playing 11 dimensional chess!

Posted by: davidt at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (Gi80R)

524 The artist switched careers to star in a game show called Win Ben Shahn's Money.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (NWiLs)

525 My Sears moment was walking into the local Sears one day and realizing that the joint had become shabby

The lighting. Saving electricity, flourescent lights. Later, as the clientele and staff shifted to those doing the jobs we wouldn't do, they gave up on trying to put everything back where it belonged. Junky.
Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 10:51 AM (NAs56)

Heard on FBN this morning from whoever they were interviewing that the fault of Sears demise the past five years has been strictly with their CEO. Guest(don't know name) said point blank that this guy's marketing ability was the worst he has ever seen, coupled with his terrible mismanagement of the company's structure. He cited for example removing circulars in local papers, mailings, etc. that advertised sales. People walking into the store had no idea what was on sale and what wasn't.

A friend of mine walked in with hubby to buy a washer , which the online Sears site described as on sale. Was told at the store that the only way to get the sale price was to order the item online and have it shipped. They couldn't buy one in the store, despite it being in stock, for the same price. That's nuts.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (a2Nug)

526 512
509 501

Dow shitting the bed....down 325 points.



Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (cF8AT)

Yeah there is absolutely no reason for this..but there you go.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 10, 2018 11:01 AM (a0IVu)



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Trying to read sense in the daily movements of the market is like trying to read signs from the entrails of birds.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 11:02 AM (8o3AL)


Profit taking. Federal returns that asked for an extension (and some state returns) are due 15-Oct. Though you had to pay estimated taxes back in April, if you "mis-estimated" you owe the tax and penalty next Monday.

Either that, or the tax cuts/Kavanaugh/Paris withdrawl/fill in the blank really are going to kill us all.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (q1VoB)

527 And no, I'm not having sex, you jokers.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 10:57 AM


In Russia, sex have you!

Posted by: Russian troll at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (ctuyM)

528
It's October. That's what always happens at the beginning of the
fiscal year. Shifts in spending priorities by all sectors. Not to
worry -- market correction.


OMG....Not NIKE, too?

Posted by: Dow Jones Industrial Troll at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (oVJmc)

529 522 Damn Trump stirring up trouble again! From the LA Times:

With the midterm election a month away, Trump seeks to keep Republican anger high
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (+y/Ru)

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With midterms approaching, Hillary Clinton, the closest thing Democrats have to a leader of their party, tries to calm her side down with soothing notions of rioting and incivility.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (8o3AL)

530 523 1. McCain is the enemy. 2. Graham is McCain's toady, and behaves thusly. 3. Graham is from SC. 4. Haley is from SC. 5. Haley becomes UN Ambassador, and kicks ass. 6. Many Speculations and Rumors of Future Haley Electoral Possibilities. 7. McCain dies. 8. Kav Circus. 9. Graham Suddenly Grows Testicles, and Becomes a Trump Ally.


Trump *IS* playing 11 dimensional chess!
Posted by: davidt at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (Gi80R)

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That's only like 9.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 11:06 AM (8o3AL)

531 416. Because I HATE fukking Walmart!
It used to be a great store, quality goods at a good price and solid customer service. Then Sam died. The fam wanted superwalmart and I think that killed the brand. Plus ZERO customer service.
Odd trivia, I lived in Enterprise, Alabama home of the first Super Walmart, and yes I thought they ruined Walmart back then.

Posted by: Cheribebe at October 10, 2018 11:06 AM (EMIf5)

532 It's October. That's what always happens at the beginning of the fiscal year. Shifts in spending priorities by all sectors. Not to worry -- market correction.

Yes, October is none for being a bad month for the Dow...

Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2018 11:07 AM (O2RFr)

533
They have simulators/emulators for some of the old IBM mainframes, the System/370 and similar that will run on your PC.

Funny thing is that emulator will run software much faster than the mainframes did back in the '80s and such.

I've thought about downloading some of them just to play, but it's a bit too complex for me, as I was never that familiar with it at the system/admin level.

But I would other enjoy it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 10, 2018 11:07 AM (f1Vqw)

534 And no, I'm not having sex, you jokers.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 10, 2018 10:57 AM (kqsXK)


That's what *she* said...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 10, 2018 11:07 AM (jAWsO)

535 >>502


After it has been revealed that Sheila Jackson-Lee's 'intern' (oddly, very oddly , 'Paid by an outside source') was thieving info, one wonders what was in that envelope that Jackson-Lee handed to Blasey Fraud's lawyer during the hearing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Tentacle porn?

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2018 11:08 AM (r9UYA)

536 Had a friend who worked on the NYSE, way before computer tech took hold. He was, essentially, a runner, and always maintained selloffs usually occur on a Thursday ( I know it's Wednesday) as the masters needed money for a weekend box of blow.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 10, 2018 11:08 AM (xzqr4)

537 We have a Walmart in town, and the nearest Target is an hour away, so obviously I shop at WM more than Target and have no problem doing so.

But, objectively speaking, the Target experience in my estimation, is a better shopping experience. Instead of rickety old carts, the carts are nice and smooth. They have more cashiers running, not like....2/20 that WM is notorious for. The bathrooms are cleaner.

I won't speak to the workers or the clientele or the "People of Walmart" reputation. I think most WMs in my neck of the woods are perfectly fine. But, I do see why people prefer Target to WM.
Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 11:04 AM (TL2pK)


I never got the Walmart disdain when I was younger. In small towns in places like the midwest, Walmart is great.

Then I moved to Baltimore and suddenly I understood.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 11:08 AM (KUaJL)

538 none= known

Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2018 11:08 AM (O2RFr)

539 Just curious - after you left, couldn't you have gotten a patent?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear
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Heh. You've never worked in an R&D enviornment. Everything that you create belongs to the company. If it relates to your work, even things done on your own time.

One company I worked for wanted to even own manuscripts produced by employees, i.e., any copyrighted material. So, if you so much as wrote a poem, it belonged to them.

The R&D Dept. revolted. When the company passed around the paper work, we began to refer to it as , 'The surrender'. We en masse refused to sign.

Note that this was post-employment, so we could do so without much risk, as they were not about to toss the entire R&D group.

Anyhow, we bored a new asshole in the corporate lawyer when we met with him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 11:09 AM (xSo9G)

540 501 Dow shitting the bed....down 325 points.
Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2018 11:00 AM (cF8AT)

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Ve charge ze extrah four zis

Posted by: Russian Hookers at October 10, 2018 11:09 AM (9qOCq)

541 Trump *IS* playing 11 dimensional chess!
Posted by: davidt at October 10, 2018 11:05 AM (Gi80R)

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That's only like 9.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 10, 2018 11:06 AM (8o3AL)

Potato Pahtato.

Posted by: Common Core Math at October 10, 2018 11:09 AM (72PAC)

542 Another stupid move by Sears management. In March 2017, Stanley Black Decker acquired the Craftsman brand
from Sears Holdings. Sears maintains the right to manufacture and sell
tools using existing supply channels under the Craftsman name for 15
years after the deal closed. In April 2018, Lowe's began selling Craftsman tools.


That was one of their few brands that everybody liked.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 11:10 AM (mpXpK)

543 One company I worked for wanted to even own manuscripts produced by employees, i.e., any copyrighted material. So, if you so much as wrote a poem, it belonged to them.

That's serious overreach. I've never seen a company require assignment of IP unrelated to the scope of employment.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 10, 2018 11:11 AM (NWiLs)

544 In the WalMart vs Target vs Amazon vs Sears Wars, I wish they could all lose.

Amazon needs to be stopped by all means necessary. They are putting local businesses and national businesses out of business. And Bezos is a commie.

Target is run by SJW's who hate us.

WalMart was started by Sam and he was a genius. His heirs are morons and not the good kind. But I will shop there when I need something from a big box store.

Sears is just sad. So much potential, as noted above, but never realized. I still go there, even though at this point the nearest one is pretty far away. But it makes me sad.

FWIW I try and go to Home Depot whenever possible. Head of the company is pro-Trump and shopping there is a pleasant experience.


Posted by: Boots at October 10, 2018 11:11 AM (e9omi)

545 Creepy Porn Lawyer Avenatti Challenges Donald Trump Jr. to Three Round MMA Fight

Personally, I might pay to see Michael Avenatti fight Julie Swetnick.

My money is on Julie Swetnick.

Posted by: undocumented illegal so-called #MeToo activist at October 10, 2018 11:11 AM (e8kgV)

546 Nood Descending A Staircase

It's not red.

It's unread.

Get moving, you low-down dirty corgis.

Posted by: Marcel Duchamp at October 10, 2018 11:11 AM (5aX2M)

547 Odd trivia, I lived in Enterprise, Alabama home of the first Super Walmart, and yes I thought they ruined Walmart back then.
Posted by: Cheribebe at October 10, 2018 11:06 AM (EMIf5)

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My hubs' son graduated from high school there back in 2007 or so.

His stepfather was stationed at Ft. Rucker.

Had a nice time, except for sweating my ass off in my Class As.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 10, 2018 11:11 AM (SVPcU)

548 The wife of a friend was standing behind a women in line at the till at a Walmart who shit herself rather than give up her place in line.
I suppose that could have happened anywhere but it seems very Walmarty.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at October 10, 2018 11:11 AM (nBr1j)

549 Brick and Mortar stores get my business strictly based on how convenient they are for me. If a Pet Smart is closer to me than a Petco , I'll go to Pet Smart and vice versa . When they had an Ace next to me , I went there instead of Home Depot or Lowe's even though their prices were a little higher.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 10, 2018 11:12 AM (71o8T)

550 Dow shitting the bed....down 325 points.

I have the same problem with my blinker. It works, and then it doesn't, and then it works again!

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 11:12 AM (NAs56)

551
Gorilla Thread, it has arrived.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2018 11:12 AM (BWL+E)

552 nood

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 10, 2018 11:12 AM (mpXpK)

553 They Shall Not Grow Old

https://yhoo.it/2OkYDOF

The legendary filmmaker painstakingly restored and coloured hours of archival footage and paired it with historical veterans' interviews and a special effects soundtrack, to bring the war back to life in an unprecedented way.

This included using lip readers to decipher what soldiers were saying in the century-old film and inserting new matching audio recorded with actors.

The film -- "They Shall Not Grow Old" -- will be unveiled for the first time at the London Film Festival next week, and simultaneously screened in different venues across Britain.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 10, 2018 11:12 AM (+y/Ru)

554 That's serious overreach. I've never seen a company require assignment of IP unrelated to the scope of employment.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 10, 2018 11:11 AM (NWiLs)



I know a university affiliated research institute that did the same thing. Kid you not. Assholes did not get away with it either.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 10, 2018 11:12 AM (CPk08)

555 537 We have a Walmart in town, and the nearest Target is an hour away, so obviously I shop at WM more than Target and have no problem doing so.

But, objectively speaking, the Target experience in my estimation, is a better shopping experience. Instead of rickety old carts, the carts are nice and smooth. They have more cashiers running, not like....2/20 that WM is notorious for. The bathrooms are cleaner.

I won't speak to the workers or the clientele or the "People of Walmart" reputation. I think most WMs in my neck of the woods are perfectly fine. But, I do see why people prefer Target to WM.
Posted by: TickledPink at October 10, 2018 11:04 AM (TL2pK)


I never got the Walmart disdain when I was younger. In small towns in places like the midwest, Walmart is great.

Then I moved to Baltimore and suddenly I understood.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2018 11:08 AM (KUaJL)

The one close to me is like a demilitarized zone. I swear I saw people keeping warm around a burning trash can in the aisles.

Posted by: josephistan at October 10, 2018 11:13 AM (7HtZB)

556 Amazon needs to be stopped by all means necessary. They are putting
local businesses and national businesses out of business. And Bezos is a
commie.


The reason why Toy-R-Us is coming back from bankruptcy.
The toy manufacturers don't want Amazon dictating prices.

Posted by: undocumented illegal so-called #MeToo activist at October 10, 2018 11:13 AM (e8kgV)

557 BREAKING. Supreme Court Upholds North Dakota's Voter ID Law

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Voter integrity?! This is not the country I grew up in.

Posted by: Robert Redford's Stretched Face at October 10, 2018 11:13 AM (mQ0Mc)

558 nood monkee

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 10, 2018 11:13 AM (9qOCq)

559 In April 2018, Lowe's began selling Craftsman tools.


I judge them by their wrenches, because I remember what they used to look like. Do they have the skinny little tips, are they cast? Junk.

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2018 11:14 AM (QrTqV)

560 Walmart has surely driven out some small businesses. In Erie, Pa, there's a Tru Valu across from a Super Center, and it thrives. The store offers what Wally World doesn't carry and takes advantage of Walmart traffic.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 10, 2018 11:17 AM (xzqr4)

561 They have simulators/emulators for some of the old IBM mainframes, the System/370 and similar that will run on your PC.
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Curiously, I can find no emulator for the NCR 315.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 11:20 AM (5h/3t)

562 Bourgeoisie Du Jour

Posted by: Fritz at October 10, 2018 11:21 AM (2Mnv1)

563 *switches to The Gorilla Channel*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2018 11:23 AM (5h/3t)

564 Not Handicapped Accessible

Posted by: Jim H at October 10, 2018 11:35 AM (vE0fx)

565 I like it...the painting.

It also reminds me of something important I'd forgotten about.

Posted by: platypus, gumdrop gorilla channel at October 10, 2018 04:10 PM (rco8e)

566 I feel like that man on the crutches. A survivor, doggedly climbing away from the tragedy.

Our family was a holocaust.

Posted by: Beverly at October 10, 2018 04:42 PM (2f+Wa)

567 You just crossed over into the TWILIGHT ZONE

Posted by: Tamaa the Bird 1000 Voices at October 10, 2018 05:01 PM (wGqjj)

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