Weird News Dump

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Happy Saturday, 'rons, 'ettes and lurkers. Let's take a peak at a few stories that are a bit different and didn't get their fair share of attention here at the AoSHQ this past week.


  • There is more than one way to skin a husband.

  • The Advent calendar for the whiskey connoisseur.

  • I bet he writes his name in the snow too.

  • Do you have an appetite for pizza and want to win some money? Pinhead's Pizza Dublin, Ireland is the place for you.

  • Don't bogart his joint.


  • Weird Sick.

  • Now that's some kind of miracle.

  • Enablers.

  • Several law enforcement agencies had their donut break interrupted.Yeah, it's Florida.

  • Florida man meet Texas woman. Fireworks are bound to happen.

  • Look what you did you little jerk.

  • Somethings are better left at the water cooler.

  • Paying off gambling debts with drug proceeds? Interesting.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:40 AM




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    1
    first of all, g'mornin'

    Posted by: AltonJackson at November 17, 2018 08:38 AM (KCxzN)

    2 WTFO??

    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 17, 2018 08:39 AM (JFO2v)

    3 Hiya

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:40 AM (dczB+)

    4 I expected a nood but got into the thread and forgot about it

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 08:41 AM (6VrXf)

    5 Decaf? What's the point? It's like near-beer.

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 08:41 AM (cxHbL)

    6 Peak stupid in Indonesia. I thought that was a Muslim place so no drugs and such?

    Posted by: rammajamma at November 17, 2018 08:41 AM (xceTB)

    7 Returning to a thread and summoning a nood immediately superpower status:

    [ x ] intact

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 08:43 AM (LX21o)

    8 Top 10?

    Posted by: Thanatopsis at November 17, 2018 08:43 AM (h23E4)

    9 This week I found a nifty cigar shop about 15 minutes from the house!

    Did not go to WeaselAcres this weekend. My farm-fu is weak.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 08:44 AM (MVjcR)

    10 Decaf? What's the point? It's like near-beer.

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 08:41 AM (cxHbL)

    Ah, NA beer. Back in my weight lifting days I was told beer was bad for me. So always ordered NA beer at a bar. Now I have forgotten why I ever did that.

    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 08:44 AM (es8n4)

    11 Mrs. Franpsycho's parents once started drinking decaf without knowing it.

    It almost ended their 60 year marriage.

    And then they discovered the error.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 17, 2018 08:45 AM (EZebt)

    12 Prolly not selling many of those calendars.

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 08:45 AM (cxHbL)

    13 Do I really want to know what happens with Florida man and Texas woman? Ponders.

    Posted by: IC at November 17, 2018 08:45 AM (4lu7W)

    14 Brown sadness water is what you get the morning after eating Chipotle.

    Posted by: Insomniac at November 17, 2018 08:45 AM (NWiLs)

    15 Straight out of the gate as soon as the White House gets their press rules written, and would spell out every sentence, dot every eye and cross every tee then read the riot rules at the first press conference and do a mic drop.

    Let them chew on it awhile.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 08:46 AM (6VrXf)

    16 15 My suggestion is to put Acosta in the back row and never call on him again thus making him irrelevant.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:47 AM (dczB+)

    17 I sometimes order decaf when I want a cup of coffee at suppertime.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:48 AM (dczB+)

    18 Re: Coffee and Christmas

    I've found an excellent travel mug that is a great $25 Christmas present for any coffee drinkers in your life.

    I like scalding hot coffee. I was a Contigo user for years. I've given all of mine to goodwill. This is the only travel mug I've found that will keep hot coffee drinkably hot all day long.

    Zojirushi SM-KHE48BA Stainless Steel Mug

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
    B00CHOUI86

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 08:48 AM (LX21o)

    19 From the husband-skinning story:

    "According to CTV Saskatoon, he had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis - a disease that causes a fast or irregular heartbeat. He died in his sleep in October after complaining of chest pains."

    I am not a doctor and don't know anyone with UC, but... is any of that true? Isn't it an autoimmune disease that means you have to be careful what you eat?

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (t+qrx)

    20 My suggestion is to put Acosta in the back row and never call on him again thus making him irrelevant.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:47 AM (dczB+)


    He would just bring a megaphone, and still do the same thing. He gets heard, even if not called on.

    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (es8n4)

    21 Luckily it wasn't Florida woman meet Texas Man, would have burned the entire town down, just for spite.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (6VrXf)

    22 17 Yeah,past around 6pm if I have the high octane it effects my sleep.

    Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (BXMxN)

    23
    He would just bring a megaphone, and still do the same thing. He gets heard, even if not called on.
    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (es8n4)

    Okay, then set up an "overflow room" where he can sit and watch the Press Conference.
    What he did was not fair to his colleagues.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:50 AM (dczB+)

    24 Contigo user here, love that cup. Make stove top coffee by 0430hrs and still have a hot cup at 9am.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 08:51 AM (6VrXf)

    25 I assume the pic is of the Boston Strongman?

    Posted by: clutch at November 17, 2018 08:52 AM (kiSdp)

    26 Contigo user here, love that cup. Make stove top coffee by 0430hrs and still have a hot cup at 9am.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 08:51 AM (6VrXf)

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    I used to think that, too. I'm not kidding. It's night and day to realize how much longer the Zojirushi keeps it hot.

    Although I'll pour out coffee when it reaches the temperature that most people think "Oh good, it's cooled off enough to drink."

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 08:53 AM (LX21o)

    27 Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (t+qrx)

    ===

    I had thought ulcerative colitis was a disorder of the gastro intestinal system, especially the intestines.

    Not the heart.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 17, 2018 08:54 AM (EZebt)

    28 He would just bring a megaphone, and still do the same thing. He gets heard, even if not called on.
    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (es8n4)


    One reporter gets to speak at a time. Let them police themselves. If they want to let Sassy Jim run the press pool, they can explain it to their editors.

    My personal choice would be for SHS to keep a spray bottle under the podium so she can spray Sassy Jim whenever he tries to speak.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 08:54 AM (t+qrx)

    29 Geez, willowed by MH.

    Well if your gonna get willowed might as well be by the best.
    ( OM, your gorilla pundit and J.J.'s morning report bring you both in for a close second).

    AHE, reply at 290, or thereabouts, last thread.

    Leofb

    Posted by: teej at November 17, 2018 08:54 AM (QfSXK)

    30 I drink coffee as well hotter than most, if someone goes out for coffee at work ,mine is first cup finished.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 08:55 AM (6VrXf)

    31 Skinning people is medieval.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:55 AM (dczB+)

    32 28 filled with Ortho

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:56 AM (dczB+)

    33 Had one of them "Ultra" bewskis,called the server over
    "someone watered this beer " No it's ultra low in cals and alcohol"
    Take it away and put it in the fish tank...Any 8% stuff on tap.......

    Posted by: saf at November 17, 2018 08:56 AM (5IHGB)

    34 I assume the pic is of the Boston Strongman?

    Posted by: clutch at November 17, 2018 08:52 AM (kiSdp)

    Maybe John L. Sullivan?

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 08:56 AM (cxHbL)

    35 One reporter gets to speak at a time. Let them police themselves.



    I HAVE THE CONCH!

    Posted by: Jim Acosta at November 17, 2018 08:56 AM (yQpMk)

    36 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB at November 17, 2018 08:48 AM (LX21o)

    Of course your coffee stays hot in that thing, there's no temperature differential in Alabama between the inside and outside of the cup.

    Posted by: clutch at November 17, 2018 08:57 AM (kiSdp)

    37 Willowed, I'm going to bring it forward just for the heck of it.

    Couple of things from the recent election.

    1. In Colorado 95% of the voters voted by mail, only 5% voted in person. (only 121,000)

    2. In Colorado, party affiliation of people who voted breaks down thusly:

    Democrat - 32%
    Republican - 33%
    Unaffiliated - 34%

    And most of the statewide races were 7 to 10 percentage point Dem wins.

    ?Younger unaffiliated voters breaking Dem?

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 08:57 AM (m45I2)

    38 Brown sadness water is what you get the morning after eating Chipotle.

    --

    I literally just got up and out of bed a few minutes ago...and I'm already guffawing.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 17, 2018 08:57 AM (JoUsr)

    39 The White House rules need to be iron clad for Leftist judges to not make a mockery of. And the judge did pull a Leftist move, Acosta has no constitutional rights to ask the President questions.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 08:58 AM (6VrXf)

    40 Gave up drinking coffee about a year ago. I don't really miss it.

    Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at November 17, 2018 08:58 AM (Rz2Nc)

    41 I'm told by someone in the industry that the HALF THE CALORIES!!! beer really are just half a bottle of beer filled up the rest of the way with water.

    I saw orange juice pulling that same trick in the grocery store the other day, too.

    (Antifreeze I can sort of forgive since not everyone has a messy garage full of places to pour and mix it, but it's inexcusable to be the same price or more expensive.)

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 08:58 AM (LX21o)

    42
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    2h
    I can get Nancy Pelosi as many votes as she wants in order for her to be Speaker of the House. She deserves this victory, she has earned it - but there are those in her party who are trying to take it away. She will win! @TomReedCongress
    ========
    Troller In Chief

    Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 17, 2018 08:58 AM (BqBId)

    43 I HAVE THE CONCH!
    Posted by: Jim Acosta at November 17, 2018 08:56 AM (yQpMk)


    *sharpens stick*

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 08:58 AM (t+qrx)

    44 Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 08:56 AM (cxHbL)

    Right, John L is the Boston Strongman. I am hoping MH weighs in, so to speak.

    Posted by: clutch at November 17, 2018 08:59 AM (kiSdp)

    45 Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (t+qrx)

    My B-i-l has had ulcerative colitis for decades. Pretty sure heart issues are *not* part of the deal. Journalistic writing is horrible now-a-days. Even the stuff they should be good at like grammar.

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 17, 2018 08:59 AM (uquGJ)

    46 39 The judge said that Acosta was not given "Due Process", his ruling wasn't about the 1st Amendment.
    Trump should have counted to three first, like you do with three year olds.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:59 AM (dczB+)

    47 The balls on these people.Hillary yells fraud in Georgia after they fail to steal it.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/313307/

    Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2018 09:00 AM (BXMxN)

    48
    Pretty sure that there are Bluetooth microphones. A pair of them with an attendant sitting by on the kill switch would stop the grandstanding. Back and forth, on then off.

    I don't think Trump minds the bantering with Acosta, but Acosta went over the line of decency when body-checking and refusing to yield the microphone.

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 09:00 AM (e7O7B)

    49 The judge said that Acosta was not given "Due Process", his ruling wasn't about the 1st Amendment.



    I agree. Due process would have consisted of him being charged with assault.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:01 AM (lwiT4)

    50 Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 08:54 AM (t+qrx)

    That would be great. I loved the Bad Lip Reading of Sanders at press conferences.

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 17, 2018 09:01 AM (uquGJ)

    51 Morning all

    All alone here on the 15th Floor at my desk

    I guess I am driving the ship today

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:01 AM (m8J9w)

    52 My suggestion is to put Acosta in the back row and never call on him again thus making him irrelevant.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:47 AM (dczB+)


    He would just bring a megaphone, and still do the same thing. He gets heard, even if not called on.
    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (es8n4)

    ===

    Jon Gabriel suggested the WH call on no one but Acosta, so as to create animosity toward him from the other media people.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 17, 2018 09:02 AM (EZebt)

    53 Due process would have consisted of him being charged with assault.



    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:01 AM (lwiT4)


    Exactly. Right after we hang him

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:02 AM (m8J9w)

    54 OK, thanks guys. Wanted to make sure I wasn't going nuts. Ulcerative colitis - GI trouble, does not directly lead to life-threatening cardiac issues.*


    * offer not valid in countries with socialized medical systems

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:02 AM (t+qrx)

    55 The wedding photos for the woman marrying the ghost didn't turn out at all despite the groom's full participation. Totally underexposed.

    I guess the spirit was willing but the flash was weak.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 09:02 AM (m45I2)

    56 I guess I am driving the ship today
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:01 AM (m8J9w)

    It's not every day you get to be the boss.

    Give yourself a raise!

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 09:02 AM (dczB+)

    57 I don't think Trump minds the bantering with Acosta, but Acosta went over the line of decency when body-checking and refusing to yield the microphone.

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 09:00 AM (e7O7B)

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    That's the part that irritates me the most. It was just a month ago that they pushed a literal federal investigation into 2nd base touching over two layers of clothes by drunk teenagers 30 years ago.

    Those same people have no problem with this, though.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 09:02 AM (LX21o)

    58 "I don't really miss it."


    Liar.

    Posted by: lowandslow at November 17, 2018 09:04 AM (gNCcC)

    59 16 15 My suggestion is to put Acosta in the back row and never call on him again thus making him irrelevant.
    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:47 AM (dczB+)

    nope

    put him up front and make him answer other idiots questions

    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 17, 2018 09:04 AM (JFO2v)

    60 "We would be delighted to have Hillary run in 2020"Democrat Party chair

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/313310/

    Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2018 09:04 AM (BXMxN)

    61 I guess the spirit was willing but the flash was weak.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 09:02 AM (m45I2)


    That would make a good insert in the bulletin.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:04 AM (lwiT4)

    62 That would be great. I loved the Bad Lip Reading of Sanders at press conferences.
    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 17, 2018 09:01 AM (uquGJ)


    Oh heck yes. Gonna listen to that one again. I love that "I will turn this car around RIGHT NOW" face she does.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:04 AM (t+qrx)

    63 I don't think Trump minds the bantering with Acosta, but Acosta went over the line of decency when body-checking and refusing to yield the microphone.

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 09:00 AM (e7O7B)

    I agree 100% but like most lefties Acosta just goes to far. Give a leftie an inch and they take a mile and your wallet

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:04 AM (m8J9w)

    64 My suggestion is to put Acosta in the back row and never call on him again thus making him irrelevant.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 08:47 AM (dczB+)

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    Only take questions from him.

    Judges orders.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 09:05 AM (LX21o)

    65 Do you think Hillary will run again? She's persistent.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 09:05 AM (dczB+)

    66 Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:02 AM (t+qrx)

    Hopefully the misinformation is simply a reflection of Canadian journalism and not Canadian health practice.

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 17, 2018 09:05 AM (uquGJ)

    67 I would ask Acosta to weigh in on every other reporters' question.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:06 AM (lwiT4)

    68 The WH is going to set up rules for press conferences.
    This is like punishing the whole platoon for the misdeeds of one recruit.

    Time for a blanket party?

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 09:08 AM (dczB+)

    69 I would ask Acosta to weigh in on every other reporters' question.


    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:06 AM (lwiT4)


    Everytime another Reporter asks any questions, PDT or Sarah should turn and say: " Gee I am not sure. Jim what do you think?"

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:08 AM (m8J9w)

    70 65 Unless she is dead...and even than it is 50/50...

    Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2018 09:08 AM (BXMxN)

    71 Time for a blanket party?

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 09:08 AM (dczB+)


    LOL

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:08 AM (m8J9w)

    72 Do you think Hillary will run again? She's persistent.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 09:05 AM
    (dczB+)

    persistent as an anal wart.

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 09:09 AM (cxHbL)

    73 persistent as an anal wart.

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 09:09 AM (cxHbL)


    And you konw that how?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:09 AM (m8J9w)

    74 Good morning Princess. Good morning all you people.

    Posted by: Muad'dib at November 17, 2018 09:09 AM (dF9nA)

    75 Hey there, Muad'dib.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:10 AM (t+qrx)

    76 And you konw that how?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:09 AM (m8J9w)

    Surveys, polls etc.

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 09:10 AM (cxHbL)

    77 I guess I am driving the ship today
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:01 AM (m8J9w)

    Time for a nitrous oxide party!

    *whifffffff*

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:10 AM (kQs4Y)

    78 The article about skinning the Canadian husband with tattoos and terminal ulcerative colitis* links to this abandoned theme park weapons-grade nightmare fuel gallery:

    http://tinyurl.com/y8pqr3jf

    * if I had a nickel for every time I've said that...

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:12 AM (t+qrx)

    79 Unless she is dead...and even than it is 50/50...


    Hilary will power through.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 17, 2018 09:12 AM (yQpMk)

    80 In honor of Thanksgiving week and families crowded around a groaning dining table, I propose that the White House set up a small card table and folding chair in the Press Room and put Acosta's name tag on it. He can sit at the "kids table' until he learns better manners.

    Posted by: Count de Monet at November 17, 2018 09:12 AM (QLvwG)

    81 "I guess I am driving the ship today"

    A Dentist has the Conn.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:12 AM (cqNba)

    82 A Dentist has the Conn.


    Is it safe?

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 17, 2018 09:13 AM (yQpMk)

    83 A Dentist has the Conn.


    Is it safe?

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 17, 2018 09:13 AM (yQpMk)


    Nope

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:14 AM (m8J9w)

    84 My personal choice would be for SHS to keep a spray bottle under the podium so she can spray Sassy Jim whenever he tries to speak.
    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 08:54 AM (t+qrx)a

    Seconded, but I vote for a Super Soaker full of cat piss.

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 09:14 AM (7PLM4)

    85 I guess I am driving the ship today

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:01 AM (m8J9w)


    Don't steam over the tow rope.

    Posted by: Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg at November 17, 2018 09:15 AM (QLvwG)

    86 This is more ONT material, but please to enjoy Red Letter Media's Best of the Worst, which includes an entry by auteur Neil Breen:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-3wkbqmgxs

    Their guest is writer/director Max Landis. Stay with it to the end where there's a special appearance by a preternaturally youthful old friend.


    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:15 AM (kQs4Y)

    87 "Is it safe?"


    Put some of this on it.

    *Hands Helmsman some clove oil*

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:15 AM (cqNba)

    88 We brought all the plants inside and they take up a huge corner of the living room.

    I don't know where I'm going to put them when it's time to set up the Christmas tree.

    I guess the garden tub. The bathroom will be a jungle.

    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 09:16 AM (dczB+)

    89 The WH is going to set up rules for press conferences.
    This is like punishing the whole platoon for the misdeeds of one recruit.

    --

    And it should be made clear at the very start of the next presser that these new rules will apply, because some in this room do not know how to behave like adults. Start with 1) the microphone will be held for them, not given to them. If they persist in behavior that violates new rules, they must stand in the corner.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 17, 2018 09:16 AM (JoUsr)

    90 Just thinking about the Fat Lady's angry, bitter surrender speech yesterday. She never conceded or congratulated to her opponent, and was very pointed that the struggle will go on by other means since she was clearly cheated by immoral, hateful criminals without a mandate to govern..


    THIS is what all those gentry liberals around Atlanta want running the state? Somebody that couldn't even go through the motions of being civil and pretend to make peace? What do they think is going to happen if/when these savages come to power in next couple election cycles, not only in Georgia but across the nation?

    I'm sure it will be all unicorns and rainbows and happy, healthy kids playing in the sunshine. Just look at how well Dems run the city of Atlanta and many surrounding areas and all the wonderful public schools . It's going to be great!

    Posted by: Ripley at November 17, 2018 09:16 AM (MxEKc)

    91 Macys Parade balloons come to Jerusalem

    The Macys Thanksgiving Parade is traveling from the streets of Manhattan to Jerusalem; Together walking with world Jewry will be a show of unity between Jews in Israel and Jews in the Diaspora.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:17 AM (m8J9w)

    92 "I guess the garden tub. "

    The very name itself does of compels you to put them there.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:17 AM (cqNba)

    93 Unless she is dead...and even than it is 50/50...


    Hilary will power through.
    Posted by: Grump928

    Lichdom awaits

    Posted by: Jean at November 17, 2018 09:17 AM (sFO1P)

    94 We brought all the plants inside and they take up a huge corner of the living room.
    Posted by: ALH at November 17, 2018 09:16 AM (dczB+)


    No, don't do that. Now you'll never get them to stop begging to be let in.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:17 AM (t+qrx)

    95 there are many humorous ideas of dealing with Acosta ... but Trump and Sarah should remain the professionals. Since decorum is out the door and some legal loophole (or whatever) got his pass back for now ... they need a new set of strict rules that all must abide by, with immediate dismissal clearly spelled out.


    Control of the mic would be one element ... stop televising might be another, though maybe have "our guy" do all the televising so as to avoid all Acosta like antics. Acosta showboats to make political argument, or just to harass and trash Trump. So don't let CNN have those segments of agitprop, and make rules clear so he can be "legally" ejected.


    But the concept that the courts have any say in who gets to stay still seems outrageous, and should be defeated in the further show trial deliberations. imo

    Posted by: illiniwek at November 17, 2018 09:18 AM (Cus5s)

    96 Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:12 AM (t+qrx)

    Wake up and smell the chloroform! If you don't know enough to stay away from a place called Mr. Blobby's Crinkley Bottom Theme Park, then you deserve the midnight clown black mass.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:18 AM (kQs4Y)

    97 Just thinking about the Fat Lady's angry, bitter surrender speech yesterday. She never conceded or congratulated to her opponent, and was very pointed that the struggle will go on by other means since she was clearly cheated by immoral, hateful criminals without a mandate to govern..

    She and everyone on the Left despise us.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:18 AM (m8J9w)

    98 Mike made an appeal to the authorities to watch Neal Breen after his latest nutbar movie.LOL

    Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2018 09:18 AM (BXMxN)

    99 A Dentist has the Conn.


    This dentist will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it with our teeth.

    Posted by: mpfs at November 17, 2018 09:19 AM (jy8/L)

    100 THIS is what all those gentry liberals around Atlanta want running the state? Somebody that couldn't even go through the motions of being civil and pretend to make peace? What do they think is going to happen if/when these savages come to power in next couple election cycles, not only in Georgia but across the nation?

    ---

    In a way it's neat to observe in real-time the results of "never say no" helicopter parenting, not keeping score in games and sports, and participation trophies for everyone.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 09:19 AM (LX21o)

    101 So, the black vote in Broward wasn't breaking D in the expected ratio, hmmm

    Posted by: Jean at November 17, 2018 09:19 AM (sFO1P)

    102 Get yer free limerick heah!!

    https://muldoonlimericks.blogspot.com

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 09:19 AM (m45I2)

    103 put him up front and make him answer other idiots questions
    Posted by: rhennigantx at November 17, 2018 09:04 AM (JFO2v)

    Suetonius wrote an anecdote about (IIRC) Julius Caesar. Some Roman official decided to get veto-y and lippy about something he tried to do, so for the rest of the year, whenever Caesar said something official, he'd end it with a sneering "...with the kind permission of [guy's name]." Eventually the guy came crawling to him and begging for forgiveness.

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 09:19 AM (7PLM4)

    104 97 She is bitter that the Democrat election theft machine failed .It succeeded most everywhere else.

    Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2018 09:20 AM (BXMxN)

    105 So, I just put my turkey in the fridge to thaw, and I've already made the cornbread and breadcrumbs for dressing. I think I will bust out the foodsaver I have never used and make apple pie filling to freeze.

    Posted by: no good deed at November 17, 2018 09:20 AM (1uG1d)

    106 persistent as an anal wart.
    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 09:09 AM

    This gives anal warts everywhere a bad name.

    Posted by: Antisocialist at November 17, 2018 09:20 AM (SfBva)

    107 Start with the microphone will be held for them, not given to them. If they persist in behavior that violates new rules, they must stand in the corner.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 17, 2018 09:16 AM (JoUsr)

    Put the mic in the front of the room and make them line up to use it....first come, first served....and no cuts!

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 09:21 AM (cxHbL)

    108 Texas woman is pretty cool.

    Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at November 17, 2018 09:21 AM (WEBkv)

    109 Due Process?

    Like Saddam using a wood chipper?

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:21 AM (d+6Pw)

    110 Wake up and smell the chloroform! If you don't know enough to stay away from a place called Mr. Blobby's Crinkley Bottom Theme Park, then you deserve the midnight clown black mass.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:18 AM (kQs4Y)


    Opened at the height of Blobbymania in 1994! Remember that, Eris? Remember the carefree, innocent days of Blobbymania?

    *wistful sigh*

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:21 AM (t+qrx)

    111 She and everyone on the Left despise us.


    Well, at least they are finally showing their hand. All elections they lose are illegitimate.

    Posted by: no good deed at November 17, 2018 09:22 AM (1uG1d)

    112 Do you think Hillary will run again? She's persistent.

    --

    I am 100% certain, like no shadow of a doubt, she will run again. She is filled with power madness and the presidency was hers (in her mind).

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 17, 2018 09:22 AM (JoUsr)

    113 Jeebus, it's like an episode of Channel Zero.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:22 AM (kQs4Y)

    114 The new press microphone has a Taser built in, with exposed contacts on the outside. Don't hand it over when told? Donny Two Scoops presses this big red button, right over *here*.

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 09:23 AM (7PLM4)

    115 "Put the mic in the front of the room and make them line up to use it....first come, first served....and no cuts!"

    Don't forget the tall, pointed "It's my turn to speak"
    hat that has to be worn while standing before the microphone stand.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:23 AM (cqNba)

    116 I would watch that on PPV, Vanya.

    Posted by: no good deed at November 17, 2018 09:23 AM (1uG1d)

    117 Like Saddam using a wood chipper?
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:21 AM (d+6Pw)

    "You misheard me. I said you were going to be duly processed."

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 09:24 AM (7PLM4)

    118 "She and everyone on the Left despise us. "

    Shit.

    At least one of them wants to nuke us.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:24 AM (cqNba)

    119 "You misheard me. I said you were going to be duly processed."
    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 09:24 AM (7PLM4)


    I DO want to see how the sausage is made.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:25 AM (t+qrx)

    120 So NGU being at the help is the reason why the Norwegian frigate finally sank in the fjord after a Maltese oil tanker hit it?

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:25 AM (d+6Pw)

    121 I would watch that on PPV, Vanya.
    Posted by: no good deed at November 17, 2018 09:23 AM (1uG1d)

    "President Trump, how do you respond to the assertion from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that your policies are akin to the Trail of TeaHHHRRRKKKGHHH!"

    *Crashes to floor*

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 09:26 AM (7PLM4)

    122 Morning all....I've been AWOL.

    What'd I miss?

    I'm also about 85% done with my Christmas shopping.

    *happy dances*

    *thinks about the wrapping still to come*

    *stops happy dancing...*

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:26 AM (cF8AT)

    123 "The WH is going to set up rules for press conferences.

    This is like punishing the whole platoon for the misdeeds of one recruit.
    "
    Our charter school often uses this approach when there is a problem because shared responsibility or It Takes A Village or punishing who is causing all the trouble is, um, problematic. The leftist in the MSM support this shit so they should gladly have their careers dependent on how well their co-workers do their jobs. It's only fair.

    Posted by: Ripley at November 17, 2018 09:27 AM (MxEKc)

    124 Tami, I love wrapping presents! It's the best part really.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:28 AM (kQs4Y)

    125 124 Tami, I love wrapping presents! It's the best part really.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:28 AM (kQs4Y)

    I'll buy you a plane ticket to come here...

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:29 AM (cF8AT)

    126 What on earth is making the Ds say that GA was stolen? Going beyond the fact that it's just because they lost...seriously, what is the reason for Abrams, Cankles, Sherrod Brown, etc., to say this?

    And oh, I see they are pulling out the "no mandate" to govern and "illegitimate" election again. Sure is starting to become their standard response when they lose. Not that it's going to stoke another Hodgkinson or anything...

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 17, 2018 09:29 AM (JoUsr)

    127 Okay Horde, ponder that...

    All Hail Eris wrapping what she considers puuurfect presents.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:29 AM (d+6Pw)

    128 "So NGU being at the help is the reason why the Norwegian frigate finally sank in the fjord after a Maltese oil tanker hit it?"

    There are those who would suggest that...yes.

    Posted by: J. Acosta. Knower of all things smart at November 17, 2018 09:29 AM (cqNba)

    129 I'd have a 6'8" infantry NCO assigned to the WCA to handle Acostas mike from now one. And, change his Mike to a plushy children's version, either a princess or Minnie mouse.

    Posted by: Jean at November 17, 2018 09:31 AM (sFO1P)

    130 I saw a meme on FB for those that have kids (this was from a grandma actually). It had a fireplace and Christmas tree picture, then it said "wrap some empty boxes and place under the tree, then every time the kids act up, throw one on the fire"

    Posted by: illiniwek at November 17, 2018 09:31 AM (Cus5s)

    131 All Hail Eris wrapping what she considers puuurfect presents.
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:29 AM (d+6Pw)

    Everybody gets Maine Coons!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:31 AM (kQs4Y)

    132 I think the Maltese Falcon was on last night

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:31 AM (m8J9w)

    133 https://___ur.com/gallery/oIR98GM

    We could have fun with this.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:31 AM (cqNba)

    134 Hi Tami - I keep telling myself "Wrap as you buy. Wrap as you buy." Hasn't worked yet.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:32 AM (lwiT4)

    135 126 They always project their crimes on to the right.Always.

    Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2018 09:32 AM (BXMxN)

    136 Posted by: illiniwek at November 17, 2018 09:31 AM (Cus5s)



    That'd work.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:32 AM (lwiT4)

    137 Anna, I'll get you the Puma Twins.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:33 AM (kQs4Y)

    138 Shit...

    Forgot the auto-conversion of the I, followed by the M, followed by the G being replaced with '___'

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:33 AM (cqNba)

    139 Here is a bit of Disney theme park trivia.

    Which park had the only attraction that referenced the movie The Black Cauldron?

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:33 AM (d+6Pw)

    140 *thinks about the wrapping still to come*

    *stops happy dancing...*

    --

    I used to love to wrap presents. When Jr. Black was little, Mr. Black would get him out of the house for hours and I'd sit on the living room floor surrounded by wrapping paper, tissue, wire ribbon, tags...and I'd put in Alastair Sim or Reginald Owens 'Christmas Carol' and have at it.

    Now it just makes my back hurt. Like, a lot.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 17, 2018 09:33 AM (JoUsr)

    141 https://imgur.com/gallery/oIR98GM

    We could have fun with this.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:31 AM

    Fixed it for you.

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 09:34 AM (e7O7B)

    142 114 The new press microphone has a Taser built in, with exposed contacts on the outside. Don't hand it over when told? Donny Two Scoops presses this big red button, right over *here*.
    Posted by: Vanya

    And all the press aides have 36 inch stock prods...

    Posted by: tumbleweed at November 17, 2018 09:34 AM (i+oH0)

    143 I'm about 100 gifts behind grammie.

    I buy for a lot of little ones...and of course I can't buy them all just one thing....noooooo....I get each of them several things.

    Plus several things for each adult...

    Yes, I'm out of control.

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:34 AM (cF8AT)

    144 'Fixed it for you.'

    Thank you.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:34 AM (cqNba)

    145 I used to love love love wrapping presents. Each one was a production. Creative and imaginative, with themes and everything. Now I just slap some scotch tape on it and call it a day.

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:34 AM (lwiT4)

    146 Everybody in the Press Pool gets a Mister Microphone.

    And a Mister Shock Collar.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:35 AM (cqNba)

    147 The new press microphone has a Taser built in, with exposed contacts on the outside. Don't hand it over when told? Donny Two Scoops presses this big red button, right over *here*.
    Posted by: Vanya

    And all the press aides have 36 inch stock prods...
    Posted by: tumbleweed at November 17, 2018 09:34 AM (i+oH0)


    Battle Royale collars for the press pool.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:36 AM (t+qrx)

    148 Ano?

    Well Eris that is one way of wiping DC off the map. Can't forget the Class 1 battle tanks or the bio-memory plastic giant penises...

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:36 AM (d+6Pw)

    149 The press should have to submit their questions in writing and then an aid can mix them up and randomly read them to the president to answer until he's tired of it. This does not necessarily have to be done in front of the press, he could do this from his desk in the Oval Office or a bathroom if he felt like it.

    Posted by: lin-duh at November 17, 2018 09:36 AM (kufk0)

    150 "President Trump, how do you respond to the assertion from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that your policies are akin to the Trail of TeaHHHRRRKKKGHHH!"

    *Crashes to floor*
    Posted by: Vanya

    Ask Elizabeth Warren

    Posted by: Jean at November 17, 2018 09:36 AM (sFO1P)

    151 Apparently the NYT is concerned rules regarding the conduct of reporters at WH press conferences will lead to a more tepid media.

    No amount of rules could lead to a more tepid, or passive, media than when they were kissing Obama's bony ass.

    Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at November 17, 2018 09:36 AM (nBr1j)

    152 Everybody gets Maine Coons!
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 09:31 AM (kQs4Y)

    Really?? Yay! Do you have my address?

    Posted by: April at November 17, 2018 09:36 AM (OX9vb)

    153 Forgot the auto-conversion of the I, followed by the M, followed by the G being replaced with '___'

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:33 AM

    If you put a [/i] between the letters 'm' and 'g' Pixy allows. DC judge has ruled.

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 09:36 AM (e7O7B)

    154 So is Tank Abrams going quietly into the soft night?

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 17, 2018 09:37 AM (ty7RM)

    155 I used to love love love wrapping presents. Each one was a production. Creative and imaginative, with themes and everything. Now I just slap some scotch tape on it and call it a day.

    --

    LOL, that reminds me of my dad. He and Mom were divorced and when we 3 kids were little, he wasn't very good at the wrapping experience. We'd get the most rudimentary wrapped presents and he'd take a fat, black magic marker and would write numbers on them as to who they went to. I was #2. No "to:" and "from:" on his presents. Just big numbers. Still makes me laugh, G*d bless him.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 17, 2018 09:38 AM (JoUsr)

    156 "The press should have to submit their questions in writing and then an aid can mix them up and randomly read them to the president to answer until he's tired of it."

    Trump should start a new game show.

    Survivor, White House Press Pool.

    At each presser, every member walks up and fills out their vote for who gets kicked out.
    And then President Trump gets to read and tally the votes, live.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:38 AM (cqNba)

    157 Someone out of control with buying Christmas gifts?

    Helped them last night for Wal-Mart Layaway.

    Over $1,000 in console games for PS4, XBox One, and Switch.
    2 2TB drives for XBox One
    2 2TB drives for the PS4
    1 laptop
    2 $24 printers.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:39 AM (d+6Pw)

    158 So is Tank Abrams going quietly into the soft night?

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 17, 2018 09:37 AM (ty7RM)


    Like Panzer at Kursk

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 09:39 AM (m8J9w)

    159
    Can anyone help me with my critical mass equations? Apparently the government is threatening us with nukes and I don't want to get behind the curve.

    * throws light switch on basement enrichment lab *

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 09:40 AM (e7O7B)

    160 I'm still laughing at the comments under the mug shot that Fenelon posted in the EMT. Holy moley, those people are almost as funny as the horde.

    Posted by: April at November 17, 2018 09:40 AM (OX9vb)

    161 So is Tank Abrams going quietly into the soft night?
    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 17, 2018 09:37 AM (ty7RM)


    *scribbles notes for next novel*

    Posted by: Stacey Abrams at November 17, 2018 09:41 AM (t+qrx)

    162 Lady in Black - LOL - that's a sweet memory

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

    163 Re: Coffee and Christmas

    I've found an excellent travel mug that is a great $25 Christmas present for any coffee drinkers in your life.

    I like scalding hot coffee. I was a Contigo user for years. I've given all of mine to goodwill. This is the only travel mug I've found that will keep hot coffee drinkably hot all day long.

    Zojirushi SM-KHE48BA Stainless Steel Mug

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
    B00CHOUI86
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB at November 17, 2018 08:48 AM (LX21o)


    Call me when they make a 24 ounce version.

    There's a 20, but that's the whole point. I can drink the first 20 in no time, while it's still hot. It's the last 4 that ends up tepid.

    If I was gonna do 16 ounce, I might as well carry two.

    Posted by: BurtTC at November 17, 2018 09:41 AM (cY3LT)

    164
    Dogs have neither clocks nor calendars, but Carmen and Dot are complaining that it's Saturday morning and they want their pizzle sticks.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 17, 2018 09:42 AM (LsBY9)

    165 Stacey could have lots of fun writing about the Great Patriotic War.... of the hot hot passion of a Panzerfaust ripping through the side armor of T-34 to immolate its crew.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:42 AM (d+6Pw)

    166 Figures that someone named "Amethyst Realm" would be engaged to a ghost. Amethyst hadn't figured out, I guess, that someone speaking to her in a sexy voice but with no body could be a demon? No, because it's new age and sexy and stuff.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 09:43 AM (AllCR)

    167
    * adds 'enriched uranium' to prepper list *

    Anyone have Hillary's home phone number?

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 09:43 AM (e7O7B)

    168 Rev just brought me some beautiful roses. He must need me to type up the Thanksgiving day sermon. Hmmmm


    bbiab

    Posted by: grammie winger at November 17, 2018 09:43 AM (lwiT4)

    169 FenelonSpoke, they used Amethyst Realm because Reality Winner had already been taken.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:44 AM (d+6Pw)

    170 They could insist little Jimmy Acosta has to stand in the center of a bullseye at the front of the press room. The one under a giant Acme anvil.

    Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at November 17, 2018 09:45 AM (nBr1j)

    171 $24 printers.
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:39 AM (d+6Pw)

    Note: Printers will require $500 worth of nonrefillable color ink cartridges every year...

    Posted by: tumbleweed at November 17, 2018 09:45 AM (i+oH0)

    172 Not so sure Dogs don't have internal clocks

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 09:46 AM (6VrXf)

    173 I used to love to wrap presents. When Jr. Black was little, Mr. Black would get him out of the house for hours and I'd sit on the living room floor surrounded by wrapping paper, tissue, wire ribbon, tags...and I'd put in Alastair Sim or Reginald Owens 'Christmas Carol' and have at it.

    Now it just makes my back hurt. Like, a lot.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 17, 2018 09:33 AM (JoUsr)

    I hear ya! I have a little used bedroom upstairs that I call my 'gift room'. Has a 6 foot table in it for wrapping and all the stuff I need, boxes, paper, ribbons, bags, etc. Takes up the whole closet.

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:46 AM (cF8AT)

    174 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:44 AM (d+6Pw)

    Lol. Sounds nicer anyway. The image that comes to mind are a bunch of large amethyst geodes broken apart

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 09:46 AM (AllCR)

    175 Washington State Police Chief refuses to enforce State law.

    In effect, creating Sanctuary City.


    https://tinyurl.com/y9ovp5vu

    I'm certain that the Left will support the concept.

    Right?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:46 AM (cqNba)

    176 Figures that someone named "Amethyst Realm" would be engaged to a ghost.

    Munchausen's Syndrome. She gets a lot of attention being a loon.

    And equally-sad people lap it up for entertainment.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 17, 2018 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

    177 Here is a bit of Disney theme park trivia.

    Which park had the only attraction that referenced the movie The Black Cauldron?
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:33 AM (d+6Pw)


    Do they have a bank of porta potties?


    I can't imagine going to a Dinsey theme park. I'd rather be in hell. So I am guessing their latrine situation is some sort of disaster.

    Posted by: BurtTC at November 17, 2018 09:47 AM (cY3LT)

    178 FenelonSpoke, they used Amethyst Realm because Reality Winner had already been taken.
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:44 AM (d+6Pw)


    Also because it's an anagram for "Ms. Leathery Mat".

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 09:47 AM (t+qrx)

    179 Not so sure Dogs don't have internal clocks
    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 09:46 AM (6VrXf)


    If mine does it's always set to feeding time.

    Posted by: BurtTC at November 17, 2018 09:49 AM (cY3LT)

    180 I now wrap Christmas gifts the day I buy them because there is nothing worse than waiting until Dec. 24 and having a mountain of gifts to wrap.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at November 17, 2018 09:50 AM (d6Ksn)

    181 FenelonSpoke, they used Amethyst Realm because Reality Winner had already been taken.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:44 AM (d+6Pw)

    Hey! She's almost 90 days into her sentence....only 5 years to go!

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 09:50 AM (cxHbL)

    182 The chick who blew up her wedding dress (Texas Woman) started the explosion from 200 yards away with a single accurate shot from her rifle.

    Whoever the guy was, he might have lost a good one.

    Posted by: Huck Follywood, boom! at November 17, 2018 09:50 AM (Z216Q)

    183 I am having great fun replying to the text message numbers that (erroneously, as i am nowhere near Georgia) flooded my cell for Abrahms before the election.

    Posted by: goatexchange at November 17, 2018 09:50 AM (0eRd5)

    184 I hear about Florida but there's something you need to understand --

    The vast, the overwhelming majority of the people that you all (deservedly) like to make fun of?......

    They're transplants.

    Because the North has done such a lousy, stinking job of creating a future for -- Anybody other than dimocrap scum, people move down here from -- Chicago, Cleveland, Dee-Troit, New Yawk Shitty, etc looking for a fresh start.

    And it goes down hill from there. Not only can they not find work (mostly because they just don't know 'how') they don't have the money to go back where they came from.

    We put up a sign just north of the border, in Georgia, that read, "Clean Restrooms Ahead" and that kept them out for a long time.

    Then the State of Georgia took it down

    Posted by: Uncle Rick at November 17, 2018 09:51 AM (38HyZ)

    185 "If mine does it's always set to feeding time."


    Our cats always know when it's feeding time.

    (Apparently, a continuous period of time between 0000-2400 daily)

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:51 AM (cqNba)

    186 A black sheep uncle (by marriage) after divorcing the sweetest, kindest woman you can imagine, married a woman named Laurel Rhododendron.

    I suppose I might have saved that for the Gardening Thread.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2018 09:51 AM (CDGwz)

    187 Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 17, 2018 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

    Well, I hope the Witch of Endor- or whatever the name was of the cave witch is- charges her a lot of money to perform the marriage to the disemebodied voice.How do you do premarital counselling with a disembodied voice that may or may not show up?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 09:51 AM (AllCR)

    188 FenelonSpoke, they used Amethyst Realm because Reality Winner had already been taken.
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:44 AM (d+6Pw)

    "And this is my girlfriend, Quartz County"

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 09:51 AM (7PLM4)

    189 tech toys for Christmas ... BB guns and bikes are nice too I guess, but I'd guess much more money is now spent on tech, much less on outdoor activity things.

    There is debate about American productivity destroying American jobs, versus cheap labor in China (and easy labor/pollution law there) being the main culprit.

    This article shows it is less productivity than previously claimed. Because when chips get twice as fast, that is in essence counted as selling twice as much (not quite, but there is "hedonic pricing" that pushes the numbers that way).

    So a lot of the jobs really are lost to cheap labor and fewer pollution/safety/etc. controls in foreign lands. Our oligarchs of course have an interest in hiding that and claiming the robots are taking over. (which is an element, but not the main story)


    https://tinyurl.com/y7239y5x

    Posted by: illiniwek at November 17, 2018 09:51 AM (Cus5s)

    190 I like scalding hot coffee. I was a Contigo user for years. I've given all of mine to goodwill. This is the only travel mug I've found that will keep hot coffee drinkably hot all day long.

    Zojirushi SM-KHE48BA Stainless Steel Mug

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
    B00CHOUI86

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB at November 17, 2018 08:48 AM (LX21o)

    Oh thanks for that link! I am continually disappointed in Contigo travel mugs. I really like Thermos and we do have a couple of Yeti ones that are very good but I need another good one. Getting this one for hubby!

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:52 AM (cF8AT)

    191 Hey! She's almost 90 days into her sentence....only 5 years to go!

    The 'Pretty, White, and Cute' Defense goes down hard.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 17, 2018 09:52 AM (oVJmc)

    192 139 Here is a bit of Disney theme park trivia.

    Which park had the only attraction that referenced the movie The Black Cauldron?
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:33 AM (d+6Pw)

    Tokyo Disney. Cinderella's Magical Mystery Tour.

    Posted by: Gem at November 17, 2018 09:52 AM (XoAz8)

    193 " because there is nothing worse than waiting until Dec. 24 and having a mountain of gifts to wrap."

    Yes there is.

    Waiting till December 24th, and realizing that you have not yet bought anything to wrap.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:52 AM (cqNba)

    194 So, not only is a judge sticking his unwanted nose into who can get into the WH, he also wants to define what Due Process is followed to get him out?

    Bad and worse. Asshole.

    Posted by: Huck Follywood, boom! at November 17, 2018 09:54 AM (Z216Q)

    195 Waiting till December 24th, and realizing that you have not yet bought anything to wrap.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 09:52 AM (cqNba)

    That's why gift cards and cash envelopes were invented.

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 09:54 AM (cxHbL)

    196 Florida partiality did it to themselves blocking backrupsy laws that elsewhere could be collected.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 09:55 AM (6VrXf)

    197 I endorse the 'Give Acosta the Mic' strategy. put him front and center, let him ask every question first, let him ramble, let him pose and primp. give him everything. then smile and call on another. after that, when Jumbo rails about not answering his 'question;... repeat Step One.

    Posted by: goatexchange at November 17, 2018 09:55 AM (0eRd5)

    198 And Gem wins the hero medal.

    Yep the magic mirror hijacks the tour and instead you tour the Disney dungeons and the Disney villains. The attraction's climax is an animatronic of the The Black Cauldron's villain wanting to feed all the tourists' souls into the cauldron to rebuild his undead army.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (d+6Pw)

    199 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    So far all the parents have told me is 'gas cards'.

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

    200 Posted by: goatexchange at November 17, 2018 09:55 AM (0eRd5)

    Route the microphone through a program that makes everything he says come out in Gilbert Gottfried's voice.

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 09:57 AM (7PLM4)

    201
    Skinning tattooed bodies is the basis for a rather good mystery from Japan-

    "The Tattoo Murder Case" by Akimitsu Takagi


    Good mystery plus lotsa interesting cultural stuff as well.


    Hardback available from Amazon for $1.99.

    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 09:57 AM (CRRq9)

    202 >>I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    A. Girl.

    You're welcome.

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 09:57 AM (/tuJf)

    203 199 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    So far all the parents have told me is 'gas cards'.
    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

    A gross of tube socks.

    Posted by: Insomniac at November 17, 2018 09:58 AM (ywNoU)

    204 While President Trump is the political winner, this is a Separation of Powers issue. Put President Trump and Chop-Chop Acosta aside for a moment.

    A member of the Judicial Branch cannot decide who has access to the physical seat of the Executive Branch any more than a president could hand out passes to the judges' chambers.

    I hope the Executive Branch presses this issue. The Robes have gotten way too big for their yoga pants. It's our Constitution, not theirs, and federal power was split to protect all of us from the Feddle Gummint.

    Posted by: The Gipper Lives at November 17, 2018 09:58 AM (Ndje9)

    205 And this is my girlfriend, Quartz County"
    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 09:51 AM (7PLM4)


    I am not performing your wedding You'll have to go to the cave witch.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 09:58 AM (AllCR)

    206 Tami - I'm trying to think of something that won't get him into trouble.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 09:58 AM (6VrXf)

    207 Considering Yakuza tend to be tatted up, reason why the Japanese police might look the other way. Thus a true serial killer who is good with the needle could tat up victims before killing them.

    Aka Jeffrey Dahmer type

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:59 AM (d+6Pw)

    208 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    So far all the parents have told me is 'gas cards'.


    If that 15 year old is anything like my 15 year olds, I recommend Febreeze.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 17, 2018 10:00 AM (oVJmc)

    209 199 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    So far all the parents have told me is 'gas cards'.
    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)
    ------
    A copy of The Cookbook!

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:00 AM (MVjcR)

    210 202 >>I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    A. Girl.

    You're welcome.

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 09:57 AM (/tuJf)

    203 199 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    So far all the parents have told me is 'gas cards'.
    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

    A gross of tube socks.

    Posted by: Insomniac at November 17, 2018 09:58 AM (ywNoU)

    Y'all are so helpful!

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 10:00 AM (cF8AT)

    211 Here is a bit of Disney theme park trivia.
    More trivia:
    Where was the original Disneyland going to be?

    A: Downtown St. Louis. They had everything planned out, (I've seen the construction documents) but Anheuser-Busch, who were investing heavily in the venture, wanted to sell beer in the park. Walt said no, and moved the park to the swamps of Florida.

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 17, 2018 10:00 AM (ty7RM)

    212 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

    [insert gallon of hand lotion and case of Kleenex joke here]

    What are his interests?

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 10:00 AM (7PLM4)

    213 198 And Gem wins the hero medal.

    Yep the magic mirror hijacks the tour and instead you tour the Disney dungeons and the Disney villains. The attraction's climax is an animatronic of the The Black Cauldron's villain wanting to feed all the tourists' souls into the cauldron to rebuild his undead army.
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (d+6Pw)

    This win brought to you by the Power of Autism and years of listening to Disney trivia.

    Posted by: Gem at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM (XoAz8)

    214 What are his interests?

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 10:00 AM (7PLM4)

    Hockey and hockey and then there's also...hockey.

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM (cF8AT)

    215 Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 09:57 AM (CRRq9)

    And $10 on Kindle.

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM (uquGJ)

    216 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.
    ========================
    Air rifle.

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM (ty7RM)

    217 Wait, there was a The Black Cauldron movie? Did it have anything to do with the Lloyd Alexander books? I read the bindings apart on those in grade school.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM (t+qrx)

    218
    A member of the Judicial Branch cannot decide who has access to the physical seat of the Executive Branch any more than a president could hand out passes to the judges' chambers.


    Yep, this is strictly an administrative issue of White House housekeeping. There is no 'process' here to invoke.

    He was removed for cause. Period, full stop.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM (oVJmc)

    219 .....xWorld.......

    Posted by: goatexchange at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM (0eRd5)

    220 Japanese consumer products are nice. Don't need a travel mug, but now I'm thinking of checking them out. Gonna do a little shopping this weekend before returning to what now passes for the US.

    The most amazing news distinctive items are, of all things, paper products. Simple stuff. Note paper, greeting cards, even gift boxes. Astounding quality and design value I've never seen anywhere else. Know someone in the paper business, have given him simple everyday items as gifts in the past, he was in awe.

    Posted by: Rhomboid at November 17, 2018 10:02 AM (9DzcJ)

    221 >>What are his interests?

    Is this a trick question?

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 10:02 AM (/tuJf)

    222 "And this is my girlfriend, Quartz County"


    ********


    Whatever you do, don't take her for Granite.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:03 AM (m45I2)

    223 Hockey and hockey and then there's also...hockey.
    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM (cF8AT)

    Gift certificate to a dentist?

    Or tickets to something. Or a team jersey, poster, something autographed.

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 10:03 AM (7PLM4)

    224 Seriously, Weasel. JackStraw wins.

    Signed,
    A former 15 yo boy.

    Posted by: RI Red at November 17, 2018 10:03 AM (9pTdO)

    225 Hockey and hockey and then there's also...hockey.
    Posted by: Tami
    -----------

    Easily concealed brass knuckles.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2018 10:04 AM (CDGwz)

    226 171 $24 printers.
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 09:39 AM (d+6Pw)

    Note: Printers will require $500 worth of nonrefillable color ink cartridges every year...
    Posted by: tumbleweed at November 17, 2018 09:45 AM (i+oH0)

    My sister-n-law just buys new printers when the ink runs out.

    No joke.

    Posted by: Marybeth at November 17, 2018 10:04 AM (MEgUr)

    227 224 Seriously, Weasel. JackStraw wins.

    Signed,
    A former 15 yo boy.
    Posted by: RI Red at November 17, 2018 10:03 AM (9pTdO)
    ------
    Well only if you like easy answers!

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:05 AM (MVjcR)

    228 199 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    So far all the parents have told me is 'gas cards'.
    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

    20 gauge shotgun.

    Posted by: tumbleweed at November 17, 2018 10:05 AM (i+oH0)

    229 The Black Cauldron has been considered a flop because it cost $44 million to make IIRC and only took in $21 million at the theaters.

    About a boy named Taran and a glowing sword plus a psychic pig. And of course a cauldron that a horned demon villain uses to create his army.

    It came out at the time Disney got bought by Eisner and Katzen whats his name. Katzenshit went ballistic over the movie and edited out 10 minutes of the more violent scenes.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 10:05 AM (d+6Pw)

    230 Gift certificate to a dentist?

    Or tickets to something. Or a team jersey, poster, something autographed.

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 10:03 AM (7PLM4)

    I've done the jersey and posters in previous years. Last year I tried to do the tickets to a Blues game but coordinating that with when he and one of his parents could go with game times was a friggin' nightmare.

    I do think one of them mentioned a signed something. I'll have to check into that.

    Thanks for reminding me!

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 10:06 AM (cF8AT)

    231 Posted by: Rhomboid at November 17, 2018 10:02 AM (9DzcJ)

    Are they very expensive? My *required* gift recipient list has doubled now that my sister and her husband have become the guardians of 5 orphans so I'm looking for nice but inexpensive options.

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 17, 2018 10:06 AM (uquGJ)

    232 Call me when they make a 24 ounce version...

    Posted by: BurtTC at November 17, 2018 09:41 AM (cY3LT)

    ---

    One other thing I've discovered is that it's a much slimmer design than the Contigo and tends to fit cupholders in sports cars. New Corvettes come to mind.

    (Why in the world would an American car have such teensy little useless cupholders?)

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 10:07 AM (LX21o)

    233 Easy answers, easier women!

    Posted by: RI Red at November 17, 2018 10:07 AM (9pTdO)

    234 Wire up the White House microphone so that it can give of an electric charge strong enough to stun a buffalo.

    If Acosta refuses to give up the mike, Trump gives a nod and then ...

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 17, 2018 10:07 AM (/qEW2)

    235 A friend advises there was a 1977 ruling on which the ridiculous Acosta order was based.

    Don't care.

    As noted by others, this is the essence of lawlessness.

    Nothing in the constitution or statute governs things like discretionary issuance of access to the press by public agencies. Period. No judicial role.

    Have been in the position of providing such access, or not, in high profile situations. A desirable and distinctively American presumption in favor of maximum access has developed over the years, but it has no basis in statute and the courts - as usual - have zero competence or legitimate power to intervene.

    Posted by: Rhomboid at November 17, 2018 10:07 AM (9DzcJ)

    236 Gift certificate to a dentist?
    -------------

    Maxillofacial surgeon.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2018 10:07 AM (CDGwz)

    237 Hockey and hockey and then there's also...hockey.
    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM
    ~~~~~

    Game-used hockey puck. Amazon has 'em. Range anywhere from $10 for a warm-up puck to about $120.00 for a Montreal gamed puck.

    There's also a ton of other NHL fan gear.

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:08 AM (NtglE)

    238 How about if Trump or SHS opens every question and answer period by calling on Jim Acosta.

    Let him bloviate.

    Answer his question, if possible.

    And then say
    "That ends all the time we have available today. Thank you for coming"

    At every Presser for the next two years.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 17, 2018 10:08 AM (cqNba)

    239 Whatever you do, don't take her for Granite.
    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:03 AM (m45I2)

    But consider getting the engagement ring on shale.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:08 AM (AllCR)

    240
    Note: Printers will require $500 worth of nonrefillable color ink cartridges every year...


    Printers are a scam. Especially HP (Thanks, Carly!).

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 17, 2018 10:08 AM (oVJmc)

    241 A casual weekend Gift Idea Thread and a Last Minute Gift Idea Thread are always good ideas.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 10:09 AM (LX21o)

    242 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.
    ========================

    It's boring but consider getting him a gift card for Amazon.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:09 AM (AllCR)

    243 The Black Cauldron has been considered a flop because it cost $44 million to make IIRC and only took in $21 million at the theaters.

    Well sure, if you're going to be picky and use metrics like "was in any way successful" then yeah, it's going to sound like a flop.

    About a boy named Taran and a glowing sword plus a psychic pig.

    Yes, just the basic dog-eared tropes of classical Welsh mythology.

    And of course a cauldron that a horned demon villain uses to create his army.
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 10:05 AM (d+6Pw)


    Yeah, that's the one. I didn't know there was a movie.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 10:09 AM (t+qrx)

    244 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.


    *********


    I was going to suggest a copy of Muldoon's Library of Limericks (available at Amazon) but then I realized the humor is more at the 12- to 13-year-old level.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:09 AM (m45I2)

    245 20 gauge shotgun.

    Posted by: tumbleweed at November 17, 2018 10:05 AM (i+oH0)


    Hmmm....interesting. Wonder how that would go over with his mom....I think his dad would be ok with it.

    Hmmmm......

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 10:09 AM (cF8AT)

    246 and claiming the robots are taking over. (which is an element, but not the main story)

    The argument structure in that article is so poor. You have to re-read it while keeping in mind their conclusions.

    After living and working in Germany in this field for a few years, no, automation does not hurt employment as long as it's still in-country. Let someone else have all the industries that support your product hurts employment.

    Posted by: t-bird at November 17, 2018 10:10 AM (lK7fO)

    247 Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (t+qrx)

    My B-i-l has had ulcerative colitis for decades. Pretty sure heart issues are *not* part of the deal. Journalistic writing is horrible now-a-days. Even the stuff they should be good at like grammar.
    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 17, 2018 08:59 AM (uquGJ)



    Okay, so, there's a long nerve that's part of the autonomic nervous system called the-

    Vagus Nerve.

    It exerts sympathetic control over the heart, lungs, and digestive tract.

    Long ago and far away, I once read a study that linked (if I'm remembering correctly) heart arrhythmia and acid reflux pain via the vagus nerve.

    So, ulcerative colitis....maybe?

    Anyway, I'm not sure of the final upshot of that study and whether or not it was confirmed by other researchers.

    Google awaits, my friends.

    Go!

    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 10:10 AM (CRRq9)

    248 @244

    P.S. - great stocking stuffer for the illiterate Moron on your list!

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:10 AM (m45I2)

    249 Re: Printers

    One of the best purchases I ever made was an $80 or so Brother black and white laser printer. The toner cartridges are $20 or so and last for a couple of years in our house.

    Color is a different ball game I'm sure, but if I need that I'll just go to a copy shop and run it off for a few cents.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 10:10 AM (LX21o)

    250 Game-used hockey puck. Amazon has 'em. Range anywhere from $10 for a warm-up puck to about $120.00 for a Montreal gamed puck.

    There's also a ton of other NHL fan gear.

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:08 AM (NtglE)

    I'll check that out...thanks IrishEi!

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 10:10 AM (cF8AT)

    251 233 Easy answers, easier women!
    Posted by: RI Red at November 17, 2018 10:07 AM (9pTdO)
    -------
    On the advice of counsel...

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:11 AM (n1pHn)

    252
    I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    Three words... sex doll.
    With good smelling hair.

    Posted by: Joe Biden at November 17, 2018 10:12 AM (e7O7B)

    253 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.


    An AXE gift set of smelly stuff.

    Posted by: Count de Monet at November 17, 2018 10:12 AM (QLvwG)

    254 The Black Cauldron trailer

    https://youtu.be/5roWlRne7lc

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 17, 2018 10:12 AM (d+6Pw)

    255 Polliwog, not very expensive, as gifts go - but you'll have to get to Japan to find them. "Loft" is my favorite store - branches in all cities of any size. And gift and stationery stores.

    In the US, the Japanese chain of dollar (100 yen) stores called Daiso has opened in west coast cities - they might have something, not sure.

    Posted by: Rhomboid at November 17, 2018 10:12 AM (9DzcJ)

    256 yeah, I have a few printers ... I rarely use them, so even a new ink cartridge won't work as the nozzles (or something) gets clogged with dried ink/toner, none of the cleaning suggestions will clean them.

    Posted by: illiniwek at November 17, 2018 10:14 AM (Cus5s)

    257 >>I'll check that out...thanks IrishEi!

    Put a puck and a cute little 15 year old girl under the tree and see which one he plays with first.

    You try to be helpful. Whatever.

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 10:14 AM (/tuJf)

    258 Call me when they make a 24 ounce version...

    Posted by: BurtTC at November 17, 2018 09:41 AM (cY3LT)

    ---

    One other thing I've discovered is that it's a much slimmer design than the Contigo and tends to fit cupholders in sports cars. New Corvettes come to mind.

    (Why in the world would an American car have such teensy little useless cupholders?)
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB at November 17, 2018 10:07 AM (LX21o)


    I'm driving something of a sports car these days. Yes, it has tiny cupholders, but I think the Contego fits in them. However, they stick up too high (sports car - manual tranny).

    The deep well works alright for keeping it out of the way, but the cup then rattles around in there.

    I tells ya, the only answer is, win the lottery and not have to go to work every day.

    Posted by: BurtTC at November 17, 2018 10:15 AM (cY3LT)

    259 As long as we're talking Christmas presents, don't forget Toys for Tots!

    toysfortots.org

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:15 AM (NtglE)

    260 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    ---

    The Amazon or Walmart gift card is probably the way to go, but:

    Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil

    https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Pencil-Slide-
    Model-M54521P-24/dp/B017BDDZ7I

    When you click it the lead rotates slightly in the cylinder. Doesn't sound all that impressive until you use one.

    $5 or so at Walmart, too.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 10:15 AM (LX21o)

    261 I was going to suggest a copy of Muldoon's Library of Limericks (available at Amazon) but then I realized the humor is more at the 12- to 13-year-old level.
    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:09 AM


    So, way below average 'ette humor sophistication level, and above average 'ron.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 17, 2018 10:15 AM (GfZaH)

    262 A Gransfors Bruks felling axe!

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:15 AM (MVjcR)

    263 the black cauldron movie was shite. I finally ended up renting it 15 years after it came out. Wish they had released it earlier so we Lloyd Alexander fans who missed it could have been disappointed earlier

    Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at November 17, 2018 10:16 AM (VrUsq)

    264
    Search results (Bing):

    Site:acecomments.mu.nu FenelonSpoke + porn

    7,020 results

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 10:16 AM (e7O7B)

    265 222 "And this is my girlfriend, Quartz County" 


    ******** 


    Whatever you do, don't take her for Granite.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:03 AM (m45I2)

    She seems gneiss.

    Posted by: Thanatopsis at November 17, 2018 10:17 AM (h23E4)

    266 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.
    ---

    http://xm42.com/

    You're welcome.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 10:17 AM (kQs4Y)

    267 259 As long as we're talking Christmas presents, don't forget Toys for Tots!

    toysfortots.org
    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:15 AM (NtglE)
    -----
    This is one of the charities supported by TDG book sales. The other is Fisher House.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:17 AM (MVjcR)

    268 I met Sen Nelson's (FL, ck-holster) son once. my boss hired the son to curry favor with the Sen. Just after Obamacare was rammed down our throats. Son is a complete dickhead - entitled, pampered, inept, clueless, arrogant. i expect we'll be seeing him on the scene soon.

    Posted by: goatexchange at November 17, 2018 10:18 AM (0eRd5)

    269 Long ago and far away, I once read a study that linked (if I'm remembering correctly) heart arrhythmia and acid reflux pain via the vagus nerve.

    So, ulcerative colitis....maybe?
    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 10:10 AM (CRRq9)


    Yeah, I didn't want to come right out and say that it's impossible - you can die of sepsis from a stubbed toe FFS. I'm just expecting it played out something like:

    "Mr. Tattooguy: sorry, we won't be covering your UC since it's only dangerous if left wholly untreated for over three years. - Medicare Canada"

    *twelve years later*

    "Mrs. Tattooguy: our condolences on your loss. Please accept with our compliments this novelty ballpoint pen and some Medicare Canada stickers."

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 10:18 AM (t+qrx)

    270 On the advice of counsel...
    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:11 AM


    aka WeaselWoman?

    Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 17, 2018 10:18 AM (GfZaH)

    271 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.


    *********


    I was going to suggest a copy of Muldoon's Library of Limericks (available at Amazon) but then I realized the humor is more at the 12- to 13-year-old level.
    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:09 AM (m45I2)


    I think the Muldoon libarry is a fine suggestion for a teenage boy!

    Also, and I'm dead serious, the collected Far Side cartoons! Nice, large, three book collection, and any kid in his mid teens will have his mind expanded by the toons. Really, I think it was one of the most important discoveries of my youth.

    Posted by: BurtTC at November 17, 2018 10:19 AM (cY3LT)

    272 Wow; That's weird. you looked that up?Tt's earth porn-a site with pictures from nature-not naked people having sex which I assume people knew when they clicked on it if they didn't get it from what I told them.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:20 AM (AllCR)

    273 There have been some annual, well-founded, whines here lately about Christmas decorations showing up even before T-giving.

    Try Japan. First week of November, there was Christmas stuff everywhere (in retail situations).

    Even signs at KFC - complete with large Santa figure - noting they were now taking reservations for Christmas Day. (another discussion)

    True to form, much of the stuff is extremely well done. Some lighting decor has been breath-taking.

    Signing off - hope to hit some stores tomorrow before one more particularly boozy social event.

    Posted by: Rhomboid at November 17, 2018 10:20 AM (9DzcJ)

    274 270 On the advice of counsel...
    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:11 AM

    aka WeaselWoman?
    Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 17, 2018 10:18 AM (GfZaH)
    ----
    On the advice of counsel, and other higher authority...

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:20 AM (MVjcR)

    275 http://xm42.com/

    You're welcome.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 10:17 AM (kQs4Y)

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    That would be hysterical...although, I'd be banned from ever seeing their kids again....still....

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 10:20 AM (cF8AT)

    276
    I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    Educational gifts. Lawnmower, buckets, mops, dusters, etc.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 17, 2018 10:20 AM (micHc)

    277 Hmmm....interesting. Wonder how that would go over with his mom....I think his dad would be ok with it.

    Hmmmm......
    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 10:09 AM (cF8AT)

    https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydfmgmzh

    Posted by: tumbleweed at November 17, 2018 10:21 AM (i+oH0)

    278 Really, I think it was one of the most important discoveries of my youth.
    Posted by: BurtTC at November 17, 2018 10:19 AM


    Alas, Playboy is no longer qualifies.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 17, 2018 10:21 AM (GfZaH)

    279 Calvin and hobbes collection would be a good one, too. It's weird to realize lots of kids probably haven't read them.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers, RBG at November 17, 2018 10:21 AM (c/YYb)

    280 Posted by: Rhomboid at November 17, 2018 10:12 AM (9DzcJ)

    Was hoping I could order online.

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 17, 2018 10:21 AM (uquGJ)

    281 Put a puck and a cute little 15 year old girl under the tree and see which one he plays with first.
    You try to be helpful. Whatever.
    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 10:14 AM
    ~~~~~

    Yeah, maybe. But he'll have a lot more success playing with the puck. Puck won't mind if he drools, stumbles, and loudly says lots of goofy, incoherent stuff while awkwardly trying to hide the surprise in his pants .

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:22 AM (NtglE)

    282 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

    A 14/15/16 year old promiscuous girl

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 17, 2018 10:23 AM (m8J9w)

    283 Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 10:16 AM (e7O7B


    And I'm assuming that other people like looking at pictures of nature too.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:23 AM (AllCR)

    284 Puck won't mind if he drools, stumbles, and loudly says lots of goofy, incoherent stuff while awkwardly trying to hide the surprise in his pants .
    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:22 AM


    Ariel, on the other hand ...

    Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 17, 2018 10:23 AM (GfZaH)

    285
    65 Do you think Hillary will run again? She's persistent.

    Hillary Clinton is persistent, but Hillary Clinton will never be president.

    Posted by: The Thumbs of Opposition at November 17, 2018 10:24 AM (O74hG)

    286 217 Wait, there was a The Black Cauldron movie? Did it have anything to do with the Lloyd Alexander books? I read the bindings apart on those in grade school.
    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM (t+qrx)

    The books are great. The movie, not so much.

    Posted by: Gem at November 17, 2018 10:24 AM (XoAz8)

    287 As long as we're talking Christmas presents, don't forget Toys for Tots!

    toysfortots.org
    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:15 AM (NtglE)
    ---
    I save up my spare change every year and blow the $50-$100+ bucks on TFT. I usually buy what my Inner Child Eris finds awesome.

    What are the big "it" toys this year?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 10:24 AM (kQs4Y)

    288 >>Puck won't mind if he drools, stumbles, and loudly says lots of goofy, incoherent stuff while awkwardly trying to hide the surprise in his pants .

    That sounds an awful lot like my hockey career.

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 10:24 AM (/tuJf)

    289 There were people yesterday saying that the judge's concern was that there were no rules governing conduct at press conferences, so nixing Acosta's pass could look arbitrary. But if Trump issues guidelines, he could banish Acosta the next time he acts up, and there would be no problem with this. I've no idea if it's true, but the whole question of "how to deal with Acosta" may be a non-issue.

    I find it funny that Acosta has the dubious honor that where previously people could be trusted to show innate decency and restraint, Acosta's bratty behavior for the first time in history made it necessary to make the rules explicit. This is what shitty human beings have been doing throughout human history.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 17, 2018 10:24 AM (/qEW2)

    290 And I'm assuming that other people like looking at pictures of nature too.

    -

    Arguably the favorite pastime of the majority of Rons.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers, RBG at November 17, 2018 10:25 AM (c/YYb)

    291 Puck won't mind if he drools, stumbles, and loudly says lots of goofy, incoherent stuff while awkwardly trying to hide the surprise in his pants .
    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:22 AM (NtglE)


    Puck not sure where IrishEi going with this. Puck have feelings too.

    Posted by: Puck at November 17, 2018 10:25 AM (t+qrx)

    292 I'm not dead ye

    *gets off the cart*

    Posted by: Mia Love at November 17, 2018 10:25 AM (ABjxW)

    293 I save up my spare change every year and blow the $50-$100+ bucks on TFT. I usually buy what my Inner Child Eris finds awesome.

    -

    Ha. Good for you. That's what I'm teaching our kids to do. We each have a coffee can that we cash in and then go pick toys on a local angel tree.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers, RBG at November 17, 2018 10:26 AM (c/YYb)

    294
    Arguably the favorite pastime of the majority of Rons.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers, RBG at November 17, 2018 10:25 AM (c/YYb)


    I think that's "au naturel".

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 17, 2018 10:27 AM (micHc)

    295 I do need gift ideas for a 15/16 yo boy.
    ========================
    Air rifle.
    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 17, 2018 10:01 AM


    He'll put his eye out!

    Posted by: Dept. Store Santa at November 17, 2018 10:27 AM (GfZaH)

    296
    Arguably the favorite pastime of the majority of Rons. Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers, RBG at November 17, 2018 10:25 AM

    If they were thinking I was actually posting porn as opposed to say pictures of the Cascade Mountains or something they were very stupid as I even said "This is a stupid name for a nice site.".

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:27 AM (AllCR)

    297 If they were thinking I was actually posting porn as
    opposed to say pictures of the Cascade Mountains Grand Tetons or something they were
    very stupid as I even said "This is a stupid name for a nice site.".

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:27 AM (AllCR)

    Couldn't resist.

    Posted by: Count de Monet at November 17, 2018 10:29 AM (QLvwG)

    298 >>> "...with the kind permission of [guy's name]." Eventually the guy came crawling to him and begging for forgiveness.<<<<

    "With the kind permission of Pontius Aquila..."
    I think he was killed at Mutina after the assassination.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 17, 2018 10:29 AM (3DZIZ)

    299 Nothing says "I love you, dear" like skinning a dead man's tattoos and hanging them like a trophy next to his ball-sack.

    Posted by: Fritz at November 17, 2018 10:30 AM (Z9C5C)

    300 The books are great. The movie, not so much.
    Posted by: Gem at November 17, 2018 10:24 AM (XoAz


    And the first book is checked in, at the library branch 3 blocks away! WOO ROAD TRIP!

    Gotta remember where I left the shower, first. I think it's somewhere inside this house.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 10:31 AM (t+qrx)

    301 Puck not sure where IrishEi going with this. Puck have feelings too.
    Posted by: Puck at November 17, 2018 10:25 AM
    ~~~~~

    Okay, I LOL'd. I should know better and be much more careful with posts at the HQ.

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:31 AM (NtglE)

    302 Do you think Hillary will run again? She's persistent.



    ♫ ♪

    Two years ago. On a cold dark night.
    Her dreams were killed, in an electoral fight!
    Just a few at the scene, but they all spoke as one
    That the man who ran, looked a lot like Don.

    She walks these hills. In a Long Black Veil.
    She visits her dreams. When the night winds wail,
    Nobody knows,
    Nobody sees
    Nobody knows, but sheee.eee!

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:31 AM (m45I2)

    303 My best Christmas gift suggestions in my niece/nephew category: Big stocking stuffed with dollar toys and chocolates (for those older than 8-9). For all the new kids -- how about their own Christmas ornaments to hang on the new family tree with stupid cheap toys to keep them occupied.

    Worked for me, and I have always been, ahem, 'financially challenged'.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at November 17, 2018 10:32 AM (MIKMs)

    304 Do you think Hillary will run again? She's persistent.

    Fingers crossed. I think she took some of the will out of the Dems involved with, umm, "ballot operations".

    Posted by: t-bird at November 17, 2018 10:33 AM (DCYln)

    305 This is one of the charities supported by TDG book sales. The other is Fisher House.
    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:17 AM
    ~~~~~

    That's great!

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:33 AM (NtglE)

    306 Okay, I LOL'd.
    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:31 AM (NtglE)


    That's the most important thing.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 10:34 AM (t+qrx)

    307 305 This is one of the charities supported by TDG book sales. The other is Fisher House.
    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:17 AM
    ~~~~~

    That's great!
    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:33 AM (NtglE)
    -----
    They're both very worthy causes. To date, we've donated a total of $6,500 split evenly among these two. Thanks to the generosity of all of you!!

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:35 AM (MVjcR)

    308 That sounds an awful lot like my hockey career.
    Posted by: JackStraw


    ********


    *announcer voice*

    He comes down the slot! He shoots! Ohhhhh, it dribbles just wide of the goal.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:35 AM (m45I2)

    309 There's a signpost up ahead. My next stop for that last post reads "Welcome to Hell, de Monet"

    Posted by: Count de Monet at November 17, 2018 10:35 AM (QLvwG)

    310 in re: gifts, if someone could get this for the Empress, I bet she would get a lot of mileage out of it. I'd get it for her, but I'm way over here.

    https://stoatnet.org/partyhat.jpg

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 10:35 AM (t+qrx)

    311 Do you think Hillary will run again? She's persistent.
    -------------------------
    Fingers crossed. I think she took some of the will out of the Dems involved with, umm, "ballot operations".
    Posted by: t-bird at November 17, 2018 10:33 AM (DCYln)


    Elections are like wars. Once they're over, the planners go about trying to fight the last one, which only ever partially works the next time.

    Posted by: BurtTC at November 17, 2018 10:36 AM (cY3LT)

    312 No, we haven't all become "sh***y people. There are always good people around, which can be seen from some people we all hopefully know personally as well as stories which I post from the sunnyskyz site, Here's one:

    https://tinyurl.com/y7qve2ay

    Regular news very rarely puts up nice stories

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:38 AM (AllCR)

    313 Yeah, maybe. But he'll have a lot more success
    playing with the puck. Puck won't mind if he drools, stumbles, and
    loudly says lots of goofy, incoherent stuff while awkwardly trying to
    hide the surprise in his pants .

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:22 AM (NtglE)


    The son of an 'ette makes him moron by birth. He may just say puck that and go for the chick. lol

    Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 17, 2018 10:38 AM (9Om/r)

    314 unless some serious work gets done on voting fraud...next election wont matter

    Posted by: A dude in MI at November 17, 2018 10:40 AM (OOH1c)

    315 http://bit.ly/2OOc9Wk
    =====
    BREAKING: Estonia is the fifth EU nation leaving the UN migration pact - Prime Minister

    Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentall Ill Girlfriend at November 17, 2018 10:40 AM (BqBId)

    316 also:

    clemson -28 vs duke

    maybe.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 17, 2018 10:41 AM (Pg+x7)

    317 Posted by: A dude in MI at November 17, 2018 10:40 AM (OOH1c)
    =====
    DHS Is in charge of the Voter Fraud Commission that PDT started

    Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentall Ill Girlfriend at November 17, 2018 10:41 AM (BqBId)

    318 Anyone seen that recovered Orson Wells movie "The Other Side of the Wind"? The Federalist gave it an over the top toungue bath. The review was almost a parody of a movie review. Was wondering if it lived up to the hype.

    Posted by: Max Power at November 17, 2018 10:41 AM (QCc6B)

    319 Sitting in a hospital waiting room, reading National Geographic. Interesting article about northern China, north and east of North Korea. People flock there for jobs in the coal mining, oil, steel, industries. Many from Manchuria. Not a good life for the young and single. But the rich Chinese live well in the area....The old Communist Manifesto fails badly there.

    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 10:41 AM (es8n4)

    320 So, if I marry the ghost of an English King, does that make me royalty? And does that mean I'm allowed to live in one of the castles? And get some of their money?


    Also... let's say I decide to marry dead former president James Buchanan. Does that entitle me to a presidential pension? It should. Or at least would have during a Democrat presidency. If we have to belive men with dicks are women, well then, I think ALL the ette's should marry a dead president and get their pension!!!

    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:42 AM (z1Dz9)

    321 302. is that the song about the man who was executed because his alibi was he was boinking his best friend's wife?

    Posted by: kallisto at November 17, 2018 10:43 AM (DUPgJ)

    322 Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 10:41 AM (es8n4)

    Why are you in the hospital waiting room? Are you sick or is someone else?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:44 AM (AllCR)

    323 318: it sounds atrocious.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 17, 2018 10:44 AM (Pg+x7)

    324 http://xm42.com/

    You're welcome.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 10:17 AM (kQs4Y)


    Cool. Now I'm watching videos on yt of destroying hornets' nests with flamethrowers.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 17, 2018 10:44 AM (/qEW2)

    325 The Florida Man D&D Alignment Chart:

    https://tinyurl.com/y7bp54vo

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 10:44 AM (kQs4Y)

    326 Hey, y'all. Re that miracle story about the guy with the brain tumor, how about this one from a former soap star whose property survived in a ring of fire?

    http://bit.ly/2A2YNzQ

    Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker, is known for walking the circle of his churches/house while praying for heavenly protection, which is what this woman says she did.

    Posted by: SandyCheeks at November 17, 2018 10:45 AM (tGSHk)

    327 Why are you in the hospital waiting room? Are you sick or is someone else?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:44 AM (AllCR)

    No, I took a friend for an out patient procedure, nothing serious.

    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 10:45 AM (es8n4)

    328 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:44 AM

    ---

    Somewhat unrelated but not. I'm having major surgery on Monday, so any thoughts and prayers are welcome.



    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:46 AM (z1Dz9)

    329 Tami, if he's a baseball fan he might like a T-shirt featuring The World Champion Boston Red Sox. That is, if he has any taste.

    But order soon. I ordered one on 10/31 and they said "we promise to ship no later than 11/21." Hasn't shipped yet. I guess the demand was truly awesome.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (U5tDi)

    330 Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:42 AM (z1Dz9)

    If I had to married to a ghost President I'd prefer to be married to Cal Coolidge, but since Grace seems like she was a very nice woman I should probably say no.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (AllCR)

    331
    An unexpected, small but awesome gift for a 15 yr old boy...

    The delightful and occasionally wrong Mrs naturalfake and I visited Japan earlier this year and were in the mall adjacent to the Tokyo Sky Tree, when-

    I saw an excellent Japanese knife shop, so it had to take a look.

    Of course, they had knives, but they also had nail clippers.

    Being that Japanese steel and precision and knife edge sharpness is world class, I went ahead and bought a pair of nail clippers. My old clippers were old.

    Later, that night I used them and-

    Hoooolllleeeee Cow!

    These were the greatest nail clippers ever created. They cut through your nails like they're warm butter.

    And are expected to retain their sharpness for about ten years.

    I had to go back and get the same clippers for the boys cuz I knew they would love them.

    Why, you may ask.

    Because young guys love good tools and instruments. Especially, tools that are sharp and allow them mastery, make the job easier, and relive drudgery.

    And nail-cutting is nothing but pure drudgery.

    Mrs naturalfake thought I was nuts giving stupid nail-clippers as a travel gift, however-

    the boys loved them over all the stuff we brought back.

    Not a main gift, but a stocking stuffer.

    Not something, a 15 year old boy would ask for but he'll love them after using them.

    Anyway, check it out.

    Here are the same clippers I got in Japan on amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Green-Bell-G-1008-Clipper-Takumi/dp/B000FQS9AC

    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (CRRq9)

    332 No, I took a friend for an out patient procedure, nothing serious.
    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 10:45 AM (es8n4)
    ---
    It's something stuck up the butt, isn't it?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (kQs4Y)

    333 I'm halfway considering avoiding watching half of Alabama's starters get season-ending injuries from cut-blocking.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (LX21o)

    334 Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 10:45 AM (es8n4)

    O.K. I'm glad you are o.k.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (AllCR)

    335 If I had to married to a ghost President I'd prefer to be married to Cal
    Coolidge, but since Grace seems like she was a very nice woman I should
    probably say no.
    ---
    Buchanan was single. That's why I chose him. We can ALL marry him!!!

    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (z1Dz9)

    336 Alas, Saturday chores await. And they are remarkably similar to Friday chores.
    Later, all!

    Posted by: RI Red at November 17, 2018 10:48 AM (9pTdO)

    337 Shibumi, you've got it. Prayers galore.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 17, 2018 10:48 AM (U5tDi)

    338 Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:46 AM (z1Dz9)

    Will pray for you, What time is your surgery?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:48 AM (AllCR)

    339 In Hillary's mind she won the vote count so is convinced she could win with more Democrat shenanigans. Doubt Democrat voters are going to go for her, they have moved into Socialism.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 10:49 AM (6VrXf)

    340
    Somewhat unrelated but not. I'm having major surgery on Monday, so any thoughts and prayers are welcome.



    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:46 AM (z1Dz9)

    Best of luck, shibumi. I hope all goes well.

    Posted by: Gem at November 17, 2018 10:49 AM (XoAz8)

    341 Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (z1Dz9)

    And if he was gay he probably wouldn't want to be married to any of the ettes.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:49 AM (AllCR)

    342 It's something stuck up the butt, isn't it?

    ---

    There used to be this show on TLC called Sex Sent Me to the ER.

    This is what I learned: if you are a man and do not want anyone like your insurance company or your electors to know that you have something stuck up your butt, it costs $20,000 cash to get that taken care of off the record.

    /also, if you are a man, do not get intimate with a camp stove. It will not turn out well.

    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:49 AM (z1Dz9)

    343 t's something stuck up the butt, isn't it?



    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (kQs4Y)

    Yes, the long hose with a camera on the end, or called a colonoscopy.

    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 10:49 AM (es8n4)

    344 Hang dai shibumi.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 10:50 AM (LX21o)

    345
    ---
    It's something stuck up the butt, isn't it?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (kQs4Y)
    -----
    My first thought, too.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:50 AM (MVjcR)

    346 Talk with you Tuesday, Shibumi

    Posted by: goatexchange at November 17, 2018 10:50 AM (iBmJc)

    347 302. is that the song about the man who was executed because his alibi was he was boinking his best friend's wife?
    Posted by: kallisto at November 17, 2018 10:43 AM (DUPgJ)

    Indeed.

    Posted by: Ray Chapman at November 17, 2018 10:50 AM (NFEMn)

    348 Best of luck, shibumi. I hope all goes well.
    Posted by: Gem at November 17, 2018 10:49 AM


    ----

    Thank you so much Gem. It's my first overnight hospital stay since '87, so I'm a bit nervous to say the least.

    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:50 AM (z1Dz9)

    349 clemson -28 vs duke

    maybe.
    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 17, 2018 10:41 AM (Pg+x7)

    Duke has a pretty good QB....he's mobile...could be trouble.

    Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2018 10:51 AM (cxHbL)

    350 relive = relieve

    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 10:51 AM (CRRq9)

    351 Will pray for you, What time is your surgery?
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:48 AM
    ---

    Thank you Fenelon.

    It is 1:15 eastern on Monday.



    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:52 AM (z1Dz9)

    352 In Hillary's mind she won the vote count so is convinced she could win with more Democrat shenanigans. Doubt Democrat voters are going to go for her, they have moved into Socialism.
    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 10:49 AM (6VrXf)

    I expect the Democrats to put a political hit on her. They don't want her running again.

    Posted by: Ray Chapman at November 17, 2018 10:52 AM (NFEMn)

    353 326. That is awesome. I have dme that only once. I think my house needs a booster circle.

    Posted by: kallisto at November 17, 2018 10:52 AM (DUPgJ)

    354 On this side of the ledger we have a hockey puck, a t-shirt and nail clippers.

    On the other side we have a flame thrower, a shotgun and a girl.

    Some of you know how to buy for a 15 year old guy.

    Some of you do not.

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 10:53 AM (/tuJf)

    355 Posted by: SandyCheeks at November 17, 2018 10:45 AM (tGSHk)

    That is an interesting story and I agree with Brenda. California needs revival. Every state does.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:53 AM (AllCR)

    356 Naturalfake, that's a great idea. When my nephew was about 12 or 13 I got him a dopp kit and a set with nail clippers, tweezers, etc. I thought he'd roll his eyes when I wasnt looking but I knew it would be handy. Sure enough, some months later or if the blue he told me he used it every weekend when he went to baseball tournaments with his dad and thanked me again.

    I did the same for my boys and they appreciated it too.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 17, 2018 10:53 AM (U5tDi)

    357 I was in the hospital for a couple of days about a year ago, and the food was amazing. No shit. Really, very, very good. Someone came around before meal time and asked me what I wanted, then went off and made it. I couldn't believe it.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:53 AM (MVjcR)

    358 George Carlin use to have a bit on the Miss America Pageant--he said the losers should return every year---until they win.

    This is Hillary's plan on running for president.

    Posted by: JoeF. at November 17, 2018 10:54 AM (NFEMn)

    359 Talk with you Tuesday, Shibumi
    Posted by: goatexchange at November 17, 2018 10:50 AM
    ---

    I certainly hope so. I'm only scheduled to be there overnight. And it's minimally invasive robotic, so... they keep saying it's fine.

    After talking to the anesthesia department, I'm pretty sure I'm the most wholesome person in the world. BTW... they now screen in a roundable way for undiagnosed sleep apnea. Which is probably a major concern for them.

    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:54 AM (z1Dz9)

    360 is that the song about the man who was executed because his alibi was he was boinking his best friend's wife?


    ******

    Why yes, it is. A catchy tune, redone by many performers through the years, but fraught with moral ambiguity and selfishness.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:54 AM (m45I2)

    361 Re: Flamethrowers

    Wives, a decent gift idea for any handy husbands is one of the propane torches with a long hose to make it mobile. I didn't think I'd use mine much but it's been pretty useful (and fun) at different tasks. Weeds, ice, etc.

    Plus it's a literal torch, so what's not to like?

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 10:55 AM (LX21o)

    362 That is an interesting story and I agree with Brenda. California needs revival. Every state does.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:53 AM (AllCR)

    Creedence Clearwater Revival was from California.

    Posted by: JoeF. at November 17, 2018 10:55 AM (NFEMn)

    363 Because young guys love good tools and instruments. Especially, tools that are sharp and allow them mastery, make the job easier, and relive drudgery.
    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (CRRq9)


    ALL guys love quality, precision tools and instruments that will last forever. Ladies of distinction do as well. The thing young guys especially like about them is having their OWN - this is my good
    knife/calipers/clippers/multimeter, I have earned and demonstrated the skill and appreciation of quality to have been trusted with this thing.

    Also, the URL has "B000F" in it

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 10:55 AM (t+qrx)

    364 They need to build a replica of the Oval Office on the back of her house, she can sit and give orders all day, that's one way of keeping her from running in 2020. Sort of like Hitler issuing orders as the Russians closed in for his armies that didn't exist anymore.

    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 10:55 AM (es8n4)

    365 Because young guys love good tools and instruments. Especially, tools that are sharp and allow them mastery, make the job easier, and relive drudgery.
    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (CRRq9)
    ------
    I was going to suggest a pocket knife.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:56 AM (MVjcR)

    366 I thought Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds did a nice cover of it. He's one of those guys you either love or hate, though.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 10:56 AM (LX21o)

    367 Miss America Pageant--he said the losers should return every year---until they win.

    This is Hillary's plan on running for president.


    ********


    I am oh so thasnkful that they have eliminated the swimsuit competition.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 10:56 AM (m45I2)

    368 speaking of stuff stuck up a man's butt, James Buchanan had that reputation...

    Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at November 17, 2018 10:56 AM (VrUsq)

    369 349: "could be trouble."

    frankly, i don't like anything on the board this week.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 17, 2018 10:56 AM (Pg+x7)

    370 Actually I should pray a perimeter around my neighbors' houses as well.

    Posted by: kallisto at November 17, 2018 10:57 AM (DUPgJ)

    371 Because young guys love good tools.....
    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (CRRq9)

    I certainly did!

    Posted by: Shep! at November 17, 2018 10:57 AM (NFEMn)

    372 One of the best 'practical' gifts I did one year for kids was a box for each filled with dollar tools -- measuring tape, screwdrivers, small hammer, etc. Two of those kits are still being used at least 10 years later (went to college with them). Works for both boys and girls.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at November 17, 2018 10:57 AM (MIKMs)

    373 So, ulcerative colitis....maybe?

    Anyway, I'm not sure of the final upshot of that study and whether or not it was confirmed by other researchers.

    Google awaits, my friends.

    Go!
    Posted by: naturalfake
    ------------

    *passes search item to healthcare provider*

    Posted by: The Goolag at November 17, 2018 10:58 AM (xSo9G)

    374 Shibumi - Best of luck, you will come out fine don't worry.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 10:58 AM (6VrXf)

    375 Some of you know how to buy for a 15 year old guy.

    Some of you do not.
    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 10:53 AM (/tuJf)
    -----------

    Some of us have to live with the consequences of those buying decisions.

    Some of us do not.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 17, 2018 10:58 AM (U5tDi)

    376 I was in the hospital for a couple of days about a
    year ago, and the food was amazing. No shit. Really, very, very good.
    Someone came around before meal time and asked me what I wanted, then
    went off and made it. I couldn't believe it.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 10:53 AM (MVjcR)

    Many years ago I spent 2 weeks in the hospital. After a few days I was taken off the crappy restricted diet and was able to order hamburgers, cokes etc. or one of the regular meals.

    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 10:58 AM (es8n4)

    377 Can't lose with flashlights, either.

    Lowes is selling $10 ones right now that take two AA batteries and don't use one of those stupid cradles to hold the batteries for insertion. Lux-pro maybe? I bought one last year and use it in the camper. I like it and don't worry about losing or breaking it. Lifetime warranty, too, if you keep the receipt.

    Amazon has a bunch of single-AA Chinese ones that are five for $12 or so, too. They're great for the price.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 10:58 AM (LX21o)

    378 On this side of the ledger we have a hockey puck, a t-shirt and nail clippers.



    On the other side we have a flame thrower, a shotgun and a girl.



    Some of you know how to buy for a 15 year old guy.



    Some of you do not.

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 10:53 AM (/tuJf)



    Lol, no kidding.

    Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 17, 2018 10:59 AM (9Om/r)

    379 I'm off to the VFW to stuff Christmas stockings for the troops....have a great day everyone!

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 17, 2018 10:59 AM (NtglE)

    380 Peak stupid in Indonesia. I thought that was a Muslim place so no drugs and such?
    Posted by: rammajamma at November 17, 2018 08:41 AM (xceTB)

    Your first sentence is a consequence of the second. Explains everything.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:00 AM (fDU8w)

    381 my hospital had good tomatoe soop.

    they were terrible at scrambled eggs. which is something even I can make and I can't cook.

    Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at November 17, 2018 11:00 AM (VrUsq)

    382 I am done with AoSHQ.

    I just sat here and listened to the entire album Vulgar Display of Power by Pantera.

    A whole album. Of music.

    This place has depleted of my vital essence, and is turning me into a low-t soybean.

    I will need to spend at least a month doing real life reenactments of scenes from Roadhouse to reverse the damage.

    Thanks a lot, ya bunch of sissy-mary cucks.

    Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 17, 2018 11:00 AM (5aX2M)

    383 381 my hospital had good tomatoe soop.

    they were terrible at scrambled eggs. which is something even I can make and I can't cook.
    Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at November 17, 2018 11:00 AM (VrUsq)
    -----
    You need a cookbook.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 11:01 AM (MVjcR)

    384 Pantera has pretty good french onion soup.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:01 AM (LX21o)

    385 I'd have to read Pastor Batterson's book, however, because the whole idea of drawing circles so that you can do great things for God ***seems* like another gimmick,like the prayer Jabez-say this and do this and you will be successful for God. Go into any Cristian bookstore and you will find bookshelf after bookshelf of the name it and claim it method of Christianity. Maybe what God wants is not another gimmick but for me to submit myself in humility to God and try to do what God says. Why does it have to be a big thing that fulfills my dreams?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 11:01 AM (AllCR)

    386 /also, if you are a man, do not get intimate with a camp stove. It will not turn out well.
    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:49 AM (z1Dz9)


    She just means Coleman and MSR, folks, Trangias are cool. And Swedish.

    shibumi, you know you have my best wishes for a comfortable and easy procedure. Relax and be well, and may you wake up to find that everything's taken care of and they made you into a ninja cyborg too while you were under, gratis.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:02 AM (t+qrx)

    387 Maybe what God wants is not another gimmick but for me to submit myself in humility to God and try to do what God says. Why does it have to be a big thing that fulfills my dreams?
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke
    ------------

    Won't sell as well?

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2018 11:03 AM (CDGwz)

    388 I am not a doctor and don't know anyone with UC, but... is any of that true? Isn't it an autoimmune disease that means you have to be careful what you eat?
    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 08:49 AM (t+qrx)

    You don't suppose the chemicals from all that ink he put into his skin had any effect at all on his condition? Naw, that's just crazy talk, right?

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:03 AM (fDU8w)

    389 381 my hospital had good tomatoe soop.

    they were terrible at scrambled eggs. which is something even I can make and I can't cook.
    Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at November 17, 2018 11:00 AM (VrUsq)
    ------
    ThE worst possible thing that can happen to you in a hospital, besides dying, is being put on a 'cardiac' diet.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 11:03 AM (MVjcR)

    390 >>Some of us have to live with the consequences of those buying decisions.

    You say that as if the emotional scarring of opening a much anticipated Christmas gift and getting a t-shirt instead of a flamethrower isn't real.

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 11:03 AM (/tuJf)

    391 I'm not sure how one seduces a camp stove.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:03 AM (LX21o)

    392 The Chieftains version is pretty good. With Mick Jagger

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F-4rY4g4Do

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 11:04 AM (m45I2)

    393 One of the auto places sells small flash lights that use one AA battery. Sometimes they are on sale for 2 for 5 bucks. Metal ones. Either Auto Zone or the other one. I gave several last Christmas, and they are easy to use.

    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 11:04 AM (es8n4)

    394 Shibumi - Best of luck, you will come out fine don't worry.
    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 10:58 AM

    ---

    Thank you Skip. I have to go across town now to get some blood work done before the operation. There are two really good hospitals in the area; this one is closer, which means it's about 40 minutes away and not easily accessible via highway.


    And even if the highway was an option, yeah, we now have construction all year in Michigan, so you can't take it because it's closed.


    Yes, in Michigan, the purpose of road construction is to keep the cement people employed. All year. No matter what.

    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 11:04 AM (z1Dz9)

    395 I'm not sure how one seduces a camp stove.


    ********


    I think you have to fill it with alcohol.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 11:04 AM (m45I2)

    396 I'm not sure how one seduces a camp stove.
    Posted by: Moron Robbie
    ---------

    It's kinda like the toaster, but out in the Great Outdoors.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2018 11:05 AM (CDGwz)

    397 >>>Thanks a lot, ya bunch of sissy-mary cucks.<<<

    What you need is a good old fashioned five finger death punch. Now get out!

    Posted by: Fritz at November 17, 2018 11:05 AM (Z9C5C)

    398 when ace said he had a thing last nite, did he mean a date?

    Posted by: kallisto at November 17, 2018 11:05 AM (DUPgJ)

    399 Yes, in Michigan, the purpose of road construction is to keep the cement people employed. All year. No matter what.
    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 11:04 AM (z1Dz9)


    Say what you will about the Cement People, but they've kept us safe from the Molemen.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:06 AM (t+qrx)

    400 (Antifreeze I can sort of forgive since not everyone has a messy garage full of places to pour and mix it, but it's inexcusable to be the same price or more expensive.)
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB at November 17, 2018 08:58 AM (LX21o)

    Premixed antifreeze can be useful for those who are driving around with a slow leak in the cooling system, trying to stave off the price of a proper repair.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:07 AM (fDU8w)

    401
    Mrs. Franpsycho's parents once started drinking decaf without knowing it.

    It almost ended their 60 year marriage.

    And then they discovered the error.
    Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 17, 2018 08:45 AM (EZebt)








    My boss at the last company I worked for would buy decaf and dump it into the coffee bin in the break area. He preferred decaf, so if you wanted regular coffee, fuck off, go buy it at Starbucks.

    Of course, he never bothered to TELL anyone that he was exclusively buying decaf. So things were always a bit testy there (which was something else that the boss liked, a drama-filled workplace).

    I caught him dumping decaf into the bin when I came in early one morning. Fucker just laughed at me when I freaked out. Especially since he claimed he'd been doing that for almost 3 years.

    Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 17, 2018 11:07 AM (eXA4G)

    402 'Bout time to fire up the 'ol leaf blower

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 11:08 AM (MVjcR)

    403 One of the auto places sells small flash lights that use one AA battery. Sometimes they are on sale for 2 for 5 bucks. Metal ones. Either Auto Zone or the other one. I gave several last Christmas, and they are easy to use.

    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 11:04 AM (es8n4)

    ---

    I've seen some of those but they appear to be just a step up from the free ones you get at Harbor Freight. The Amazon ones are pretty serious flashlights. Random grab:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
    B016ISNU7C

    They've got focusing adjustments so you can make it a "pinpoint", but, comically, the pinpoint looks like the LED that is casting the light. My son jokes about it looking like four batteries (it does, kind of).

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:08 AM (LX21o)

    404 when ace said he had a thing last nite, did he mean a date?
    Posted by: kallisto
    ------------

    A musical.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2018 11:08 AM (CDGwz)

    405 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 17, 2018 11:00 AM

    Well Huh.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 11:09 AM (6VrXf)

    406 Speaking of peak stupidity in Indonesia and things up the butt, I believe each year a number of Indonesians die because they stick those airhoses up their butts that are used to inflate automobile tires and their colons explode. I wonder if there's a code for that.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 17, 2018 11:10 AM (/qEW2)

    407 shibumi, if it's at Henry Ford, the food is really good there. Small rooms, but it's not like you're there to play racquetball.

    Just don't let them kick you out if you don't feel like you're ready, they like to do that sometimes. If you aren't feeling ready to leave, talk to the ombudsman or patient advocate or whatever, I think they have to give you 48 hours. My neighbor is an independent LPN if you have any questions for her over the weekend.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:10 AM (t+qrx)

    408 Even if I had gotten a new leaf blower snow and leaves don't go well together.

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 11:10 AM (6VrXf)

    409 Hopefully the misinformation is simply a reflection of Canadian journalism and not Canadian health practice.
    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 17, 2018 09:05 AM (uquGJ)

    CTV is Canada's "private" national TV network, but it is every bit as leftarded and stupid as the publically-owned CBC.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:11 AM (fDU8w)

    410 406 Speaking of peak stupidity in Indonesia and things up the butt, I believe each year a number of Indonesians die because they stick those airhoses up their butts that are used to inflate automobile tires and their colons explode. I wonder if there's a code for that.
    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 17, 2018 11:10 AM (/qEW2)
    ------
    Really should have a warning label for that.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 11:11 AM (MVjcR)

    411 392. I'll check it out

    Posted by: kallisto at November 17, 2018 11:11 AM (DUPgJ)

    412 Speaking of peak stupidity in Indonesia and things up the butt,
    ------------

    File this under "phrases you will only see at AoSHQ."

    Posted by: bluebell at November 17, 2018 11:11 AM (U5tDi)

    413 Ace went to a Broadway musical is my guess

    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 11:11 AM (6VrXf)

    414 Good morning!

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

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 17, 2018 11:12 AM (hyuyC)

    415
    I am done with AoSHQ.



    I just sat here and listened to the entire album Vulgar Display of Power by Pantera.



    A whole album. Of music.



    This place has depleted of my vital essence, and is turning me into a low-t soybean.



    I will need to spend at least a month doing real life reenactments of scenes from Roadhouse to reverse the damage.



    Thanks a lot, ya bunch of sissy-mary cucks.

    Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 17, 2018 11:00 AM (5aX2M)



    Went down the dark path have we?

    Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 17, 2018 11:13 AM (9Om/r)

    416 Yo Salty!

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 11:13 AM (MVjcR)

    417 The White House should issue two microphones for press conferences: The Acosta Special Microphone, and another one for everybody else. Acosta's colleagues can try to get a word in over his contnuous ranting.

    Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 17, 2018 11:13 AM (uxE61)

    418 I am thinking about getting this keyboard for my husband: Qwerkywriter S Typewriter Inspired Retro Mechanical Wired & Wireless Keyboard with Tablet Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KM6EJOY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_K5d8BbYNZQFZ0

    It's ridiculously expensive but there's a good chance I'd wind up with it

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 17, 2018 11:13 AM (Lqy/e)

    419 Even if I had gotten a new leaf blower snow and leaves don't go well together.
    Posted by: Skip at November 17, 2018 11:10 AM (6VrXf)

    Skip *NEEDS* a flamethrower!

    Posted by: tumbleweed at November 17, 2018 11:14 AM (i+oH0)

    420 *Lights cigarette*

    That was wonderful!

    Posted by: The Margins at November 17, 2018 11:15 AM (gC2IV)

    421 After talking to the anesthesia department, I'm pretty sure I'm the most wholesome person in the world. BTW...
    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:54 AM


    We have the upcoming HordeSource bachelorette party to remediate that.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 17, 2018 11:16 AM (GfZaH)

    422 If you are ever in Indonesia, never order decaf.

    Posted by: Roy at November 17, 2018 11:17 AM (ABjxW)

    423 Skip

    A date and a musical. They work together. Hope the little Ewok had his fur all shiny. And he can fake having an artistic, sensitive side.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 17, 2018 11:17 AM (hyuyC)

    424
    I am thinking about getting this keyboard for my husband: Qwerkywriter S
    Typewriter Inspired Retro Mechanical Wired Wireless Keyboard with
    Tablet Stand
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KM6EJOY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_K5d8BbYNZQFZ0



    It's ridiculously expensive but there's a good chance I'd wind up with it

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 17, 2018 11:13 AM (Lqy/e)


    I must have that.

    Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 17, 2018 11:17 AM (9Om/r)

    425
    I caught him dumping decaf into the bin when I came in early one morning. Fucker just laughed at me when I freaked out. Especially since he claimed he'd been doing that for almost 3 years.

    Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 17, 2018 11:07 AM (eXA4G

    So you killed him right?

    Posted by: Cannibal Jim 'assumed name so don't get doxxed, at November 17, 2018 11:18 AM (+6jVU)

    426 Weasel, our local R organization had a meeting last night
    The speaker was a 20something gal that is a lobbyist for GOA. Very informative. Open carried and is working for Constitutional Carry.

    There are two red flag laws that have been filed for this legislative session.

    Not only NO but HELL NO.

    Posted by: Ben Had at November 17, 2018 11:19 AM (Y6jih)

    427 So you killed him right?
    Posted by: Cannibal Jim 'assumed name so don't get doxxed, at November 17, 2018 11:18 AM (+6jVU)


    Not guilty.

    Posted by: The Jury at November 17, 2018 11:19 AM (t+qrx)

    428 Control of the mic would be one element ... stop televising might be another, though maybe have "our guy" do all the televising so as to avoid all Acosta like antics. Acosta showboats to make political argument, or just to harass and trash Trump. So don't let CNN have those segments of agitprop, and make rules clear so he can be "legally" ejected.


    But the concept that the courts have any say in who gets to stay still seems outrageous, and should be defeated in the further show trial deliberations. imo
    Posted by: illiniwek at November 17, 2018 09:18 AM (Cus5s)

    Any wireless mic I have ever seen uses a base unit, usually bit larger than a computer router, with one or two of those rubber-ducky antennas on it. The base has a power cord, a switch and an XLR cable to the PA amplifier. All they need to do is station an intern at the location of the base, with instructions to turn off the switch on a signal. Done.

    To make it really funny, and at Acosta's expense, have the signal to the intern be SHS holding up a giant fake TV remote, and punching an oversize "mute" button.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:19 AM (fDU8w)

    429 I am thinking about getting this keyboard for my husband: Qwerkywriter S Typewriter Inspired Retro Mechanical Wired Wireless Keyboard with Tablet Stand

    --

    I like it, but it sucks that it has an "enter" key.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:19 AM (LX21o)

    430 Won't sell as well?
    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 17, 2018 11:03 AM (CDGwz)

    Well, that's it. It's like some huge marketing gimmick. Who am I to say at Pastor Batterson who seems a lot of books and is the CEO of a large church is doing more for God that some poor pastor of some little church in TN visiting sick parishioners or staying after church to talk to someone in crisis? Liittle Saint Theree just did her work i the convent and prayed and never became famous till after her death. same with St Faustina. Some with mllions of other people who lived simple lives of faith in their own little circle. I
    m not sure these books don't minster to one's ego.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 11:20 AM (AllCR)

    431 335
    Buchanan was single. That's why I chose him. We can ALL marry him!!!

    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (z1Dz9)
    --------------------------------
    Yeah, but he was POTUS before they even had pensions for the presidents, much less for the widows, and, IIRC, the law didn't apply retroactively.

    We should marry Chester Arthur instead!
    Sure, he was still besotted with his dead wife but who cares? We're looking for bucks, not bliss!


    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 17, 2018 11:20 AM (Rxduq)

    432 Ben Had

    Did your meeting discuss voter fraud?

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 17, 2018 11:20 AM (hyuyC)

    433 And I know I'm about fifteen hours late with that comment, but I had to work late last night on some real dumb stuff, and only saw Ace's little "rant" when I was cranking Pantera with my coffee, and the whole thing had me laughing practically to tears, so I had to say something.

    Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 17, 2018 11:20 AM (5aX2M)

    434 Meant who "sells" a lot of books

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 11:20 AM (AllCR)

    435 426 Weasel, our local R organization had a meeting last night
    The speaker was a 20something gal that is a lobbyist for GOA. Very informative. Open carried and is working for Constitutional Carry.

    There are two red flag laws that have been filed for this legislative session.

    Not only NO but HELL NO.
    Posted by: Ben Had at November 17, 2018 11:19 AM (Y6jih)
    ------
    I was just thinking about you Ben Had!

    The GOA does some really good work.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 11:20 AM (MVjcR)

    436 I wonder if there's a code for that.


    **********

    Do not doubt me. There is a code for EVERYTHING. Including initial and subsequent encounters.


    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W94.0XXD
    Exposure to prolonged high air pressure, subsequent encounter

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 11:21 AM (m45I2)

    437 I wonder if there's a code for that.
    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 17, 2018 11:10 AM (/qEW2)
    ------

    "I've got an N Two O Two Number Two!"

    Posted by: Vanya at November 17, 2018 11:23 AM (7PLM4)

    438 Mechanical keyboards are a nice gift idea, though. And they've gotten very cheap, too. Just glancing at Amazon there are really good reviews for one that's under $30 (Redragon).

    I've recently realized how much I use backlit keys. That's a bit of a revelation when you get used to them and notice when you don't have them on other keyboards.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:23 AM (LX21o)

    439 in re: gifts, if someone could get this for the
    Empress, I bet she would get a lot of mileage out of it. I'd get it for
    her, but I'm way over here.



    https://stoatnet.org/partyhat.jpg
    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 10:35 AM (t+qrx)


    OK. I'm making those now.

    You think hose-barbs work best or should I go full John-Guest pneumatic fittings?

    Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2018 11:24 AM (mUa7G)

    440 406 Speaking of peak stupidity in Indonesia and things up the butt, I believe each year a number of Indonesians die because they stick those airhoses up their butts that are used to inflate automobile tires and their colons explode.
    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 17, 2018 11:10 AM (/qEW2)


    I'm tempted to ask "What were they thinking?", but on second thought, nah, I don't wanna know.

    Posted by: rickl at November 17, 2018 11:24 AM (sdi6R)

    441 Exposure to prolonged high air pressure, subsequent encounter

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 11:21 AM (m45I2)

    ---

    Ha. "Subsequent encounter."

    What's the one for stove f*cking?

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:24 AM (LX21o)

    442 NaCly, not directly but there is another meeting scheduled to address that very topic, because we evidently had some of that going on here as well.

    Posted by: Ben Had at November 17, 2018 11:24 AM (Y6jih)

    443 315. Wow. Merkel retiring has made the EU weak. Good

    Posted by: Jonah at November 17, 2018 11:25 AM (HrSJb)

    444 How did the NRA do on election night?

    Posted by: Jonah at November 17, 2018 11:25 AM (HrSJb)

    445 Weasel, I didn't do it, I wasn't anywhere near it and I didn't break it.

    Posted by: Ben Had at November 17, 2018 11:27 AM (Y6jih)

    446 What's the one for stove f*cking?
    Posted by: Moron Robbie


    ********

    I said EVERYTHING. And I meant EVERYTHING!


    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T21.06
    Burn of unspecified degree of male genital region

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 11:28 AM (m45I2)

    447 445 Weasel, I didn't do it, I wasn't anywhere near it and I didn't break it.
    Posted by: Ben Had at November 17, 2018 11:27 AM (Y6jih)
    ------
    Ha!
    All good my friend. Just thinking about the MoMee.

    Posted by: Weasel at November 17, 2018 11:29 AM (MVjcR)

    448 >>Do not doubt me. There is a code for EVERYTHING. Including initial and subsequent encounters.

    I dated an ER nurse in my yute. She told me stories that dispelled any notion I had about the inherent goodness of man.

    What makes someone think "Hey, I wonder what would happen if I shoved this up there?"?

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 17, 2018 11:29 AM (/tuJf)

    449 Yeah, I almost pulled the trigger on the Quirkywriter last year.

    But, reading the reviews enough people had trouble with the bluetooth that I held off.

    And when I write, I just want to write. Not deal with a keyboards quirkiness (yeah, that's right!)

    I wonder if they've got that fixed now?

    Might be worth revisiting.

    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 11:30 AM (CRRq9)

    450 You think hose-barbs work best or should I go full John-Guest pneumatic fittings?
    Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2018 11:24 AM (mUa7G)


    I hadn't thought about the fittings, just as long the little paper rolls extend and it makes a kazoo sound.

    Don't tell her outright that it's only so she's easier to keep track of in a crowd, but it's not like she's stupid either. She'll figure it out.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:31 AM (t+qrx)

    451 Regarding gifts for kids:

    The most successful gift I ever bought for a kid (my niece) was something chosen by another kid just a year or two older than the recipient.

    I just borrowed a friend's daughter and took her shopping with me. My niece LOVED the outfit she chose.

    Posted by: girldog at November 17, 2018 11:31 AM (g5YYQ)

    452 328 shibumi

    Prayers ascending. Hope BC can hold your hand in the recovery room.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 17, 2018 11:31 AM (hyuyC)

    453 Burn of unspecified degree of male genital region

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 11:28 AM (m45I2)

    ---

    Subsequent encounter?

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:31 AM (LX21o)

    454 Burn of unspecified degree of male genital region
    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 11:28 AM (m45I2)

    Subsequent encounter?
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:31 AM (LX21o)


    https://tinyurl.com/whywhywhypleaseno

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:33 AM (t+qrx)

    455 329 Tami, if he's a baseball fan he might like a T-shirt featuring The World Champion Boston Red Sox. That is, if he has any taste.

    But order soon. I ordered one on 10/31 and they said "we promise to ship no later than 11/21." Hasn't shipped yet. I guess the demand was truly awesome.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 17, 2018 10:47 AM (U5tDi)

    That might not go over well in StL. Cardinal territory....

    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 11:34 AM (cF8AT)

    456 Yes, the long hose with a camera on the end, or called a colonoscopy.
    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 10:49 AM (es8n4)


    I had a colonoscopy and an upper GI 'scopy done on the same encounter. Before they put me under they asked me to put in the bite guard with the hole to keep me from from biting the endoscope or for it chipping teeth while they slid the scope down my throat. It was strapped in place with a band that went around the back of my head.
    They then asked me to get comfortable on my side before they started sedation.

    It was like the worst date ever.

    Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2018 11:34 AM (mUa7G)

    457 And when I write, I just want to write. Not deal with a keyboards quirkiness (yeah, that's right!)

    I wonder if they've got that fixed now?

    Might be worth revisiting.

    Posted by: naturalfake at November 17, 2018 11:30 AM (CRRq9)

    ---

    If you don't mind a dedicating writing laptop, there are lots of old Thinkpads like the T420S for $100-$150 that will run word processors and web browsers just fine.

    Their hidden gem is the keyboard. Those things are fantastic. Built like tanks, too.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:36 AM (LX21o)

    458 Wow; That's weird. you looked that up?Tt's earth porn-a site with pictures from nature-not naked people having sex which I assume people knew when they clicked on it if they didn't get it from what I told them.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 10:20 AM


    I know. But a contemporary re-write of William Shakespeare would have him saying, 'Even the Devil can site Bing for his purposes.'

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 11:36 AM (e7O7B)

    459
    I had a colonoscopy and an upper GI 'scopy done on the same encounter.


    *********

    aka Moebiuscopy

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 11:37 AM (m45I2)

    460 Before they put me under they asked me to put in the bite guard with the hole to keep me from from biting the endoscope or for it chipping teeth while they slid the scope down my throat. It was strapped in place with a band that went around the back of my head.
    They then asked me to get comfortable on my side before they started sedation.
    Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2018 11:34 AM (mUa7G)


    And they always ask a question just after it's fitted. MFer, do I LOOK like I can chat right now?

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:37 AM (t+qrx)

    461 ABC TV chief, and SWJ, fired by the network. she is the one who dumped Roseanne.

    Posted by: Jonah at November 17, 2018 11:37 AM (HrSJb)

    462
    https://tinyurl.com/whywhywhypleaseno

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:33 AM (t+qrx)

    ---

    Ha. Thanks. "Other contact with sea lion."

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:37 AM (LX21o)

    463 Oh, and those old Thinkpads are again modern and speedy with a copy of Linux Mint booted and running from a small USB drive.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:39 AM (LX21o)

    464 Good morning Weasel.

    I'm thinking that with everyone wearing that Japanese party hat, I could get even our local dour College Republicans to be happy. Think of a smiling, laughing conservative group, all in a congo line, blowing those streamers out in rhythm.

    The U-tubre would go viral.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 17, 2018 11:42 AM (hyuyC)

    465 Can anyone help me with my critical mass equations? Apparently the government is threatening us with nukes and I don't want to get behind the curve.

    * throws light switch on basement enrichment lab *
    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 09:40 AM (e7O7B)

    That Eric Swallowallthesplooge is really one dumb fuck. Nuclear weapons are city-busters. Sure, they could take out small towns and villages, completely. But there are one hell of lot of them, probably more than the nuke arsenal could destroy. And all it would take is one SAC commander to say, "Fuck that, hit the cities instead!" Take out Seattle, Portland, Frisco, LA, DC, NYC, Boston, MPLS, and few others, and you have incinerated 90% of the commies in the USA.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:42 AM (fDU8w)

    466 Ha. Thanks. "Other contact with sea lion."
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:37 AM (LX21o)


    And just in case it wasn't specifically a dolphin, sea lion, or orca, it gets folded into "contact with other marine mammals".

    If the coder fudges it and files your porpoise contact under dolphin, your claim won't be covered. But you'll have a neat story about the time you spent weeks on the phone arguing cetacean phylogeny with the insurance company, to go with the one about the porpoise contact in the first place.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:42 AM (t+qrx)

    467 444 How did the NRA do on election night?
    Posted by: Jonah at November 17, 2018 11:25 AM (HrSJb)
    -------------------------------------
    They seemed to be absent where we are. Weird.
    Could be a local thing but ......

    In our general area there were 2 open (GOP retirement) seats contested and I did not see a single NRA TV ad.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 17, 2018 11:43 AM (Rxduq)

    468 I'm not sure how one seduces a camp stove.
    Posted by: Moron Robbie [ . . .] at November 17, 2018 11:03 AM (LX21o)


    I doubt it was consensual.

    Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2018 11:43 AM (mUa7G)

    469 It was like the worst date ever.
    Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2018 11:34 AM (mUa7G)

    Or the best ever Marilyn Manson video.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at November 17, 2018 11:43 AM (kQs4Y)

    470 Figures that someone named "Amethyst Realm" would be engaged to a ghost. Amethyst hadn't figured out, I guess, that someone speaking to her in a sexy voice but with no body could be a demon? No, because it's new age and sexy and stuff.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 09:43 AM (AllCR)

    Could be that, or she could just be bugfuck crazy.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:44 AM (fDU8w)

    471 465
    Take out Seattle, Portland, Frisco, LA, DC, NYC, Boston, MPLS, and few others, and you have incinerated 90% of the commies in the USA.
    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:42 AM (fDU8w)


    I once used that Nuke Effects website to determine that a Hiroshima-sized nuke dropped on Center City Philadelphia would not affect me out here in the suburbs. Just sayin'.

    Posted by: rickl at November 17, 2018 11:45 AM (sdi6R)

    472
    That Eric Swallowallthesplooge is really one dumb fuck. Nuclear weapons are city-busters. Sure, they could take out small towns and villages, completely. But there are one hell of lot of them, probably more than the nuke arsenal could destroy. And all it would take is one SAC commander to say, "Fuck that, hit the cities instead!" Take out Seattle, Portland, Frisco, LA, DC, NYC, Boston, MPLS, and few others, and you have incinerated 90% of the commies in the USA.


    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:42 AM (fDU8w)


    I wonder if he knows that the bulk of our nukes are stored in the states that he supposedly wants to use them against.

    Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at November 17, 2018 11:45 AM (TAmPV)

    473 ould be that, or she could just be bugfuck crazy.
    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:44 AM (fDU8w)


    That too, or she could just be liar with a creative life story.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 11:45 AM (AllCR)

    474 I once used that Nuke Effects website to determine that a Hiroshima-sized nuke dropped on Center City Philadelphia would not affect me out here in the suburbs. Just sayin'.
    Posted by: rickl at November 17, 2018 11:45 AM (sdi6R)


    Your cable would probably go out.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:46 AM (t+qrx)

    475 hogmartin

    A code for subsequent orca bite! Bet that code never gets used. One and done.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 17, 2018 11:46 AM (hyuyC)

    476 399 Yes, in Michigan, the purpose of road construction is to keep the cement people employed. All year. No matter what.
    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 11:04 AM (z1Dz9)

    And this is another problem with government.

    My nephew is working in the oil fields of North Dakota. In the winter the workers don't get paid when weather forces work shut-downs, so a lot of the guys spend the summers working the fields of Texas. But if these were government jobs, they'd probably get paid year round whether they were working or not. That's swell for them, I guess, but not taxpayers.


    Posted by: girldog at November 17, 2018 11:46 AM (g5YYQ)

    477 Whoever the guy was, he might have lost a good one.
    Posted by: Huck Follywood, boom! at November 17, 2018 09:50 AM (Z216Q)

    OTOH, he may be thanking his lucky stars he got out alive.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:47 AM (fDU8w)

    478 Fenelon, I doubt the circles or the special ceremonies have anything to do with God, but they have everything to do with people. I think they open us up to "this is special time to be with God", and gets us away from filling that time with thoughts of the water heater and the rude kid in the parking lot and the tax bill and the stain in the carpet. These things are closer to us in daily life and tend to smother out our connection with God unless we take time to set them aside.

    Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2018 11:47 AM (mUa7G)

    479 I once used that Nuke Effects website to determine that a Hiroshima-sized nuke dropped on Center City Philadelphia would not affect me out here in the suburbs. Just sayin'.
    Posted by: rickl at November 17, 2018 11:45 AM (sdi6R)


    Personally I prefer asteroids because no radiation. I'm not cruel.

    Posted by: girldog at November 17, 2018 11:49 AM (g5YYQ)

    480 Can we give that nuc threat Congressman an Ethics Committee blanket party? Dude, you are unhinged.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 17, 2018 11:49 AM (hyuyC)

    481 I once used that Nuke Effects website to determine that a Hiroshima-sized nuke dropped on Center City Philadelphia would not affect me out here in the suburbs. Just sayin'.

    Posted by: rickl at November 17, 2018 11:45 AM


    Repeat the same test, ground blast with the biggest Chinese nuke, and you'll be praying for westerly winds. Cross NJ off the map as habitable for a couple of centuries.

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 11:49 AM (e7O7B)

    482 Yes, in Michigan, the purpose of road construction is to keep the cement people employed. All year. No matter what.

    Posted by: shibumi at November 17, 2018 11:04 AM (z1Dz9)

    ---

    I've posted it before, but I travel around the South quite a bit for my job. Big cities have been working on the same stretch of road for five to seven years. Then I'll visit a little podunk rural area and notice that five and ten mile stretches of a county road have been completely repaved and repainted in the three or so months since I last visited them.

    Something isn't right in that equation.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG 🐘 at November 17, 2018 11:49 AM (LX21o)

    483 If the coder fudges it and files your porpoise contact under dolphin, your claim won't be covered. But you'll have a neat story about the time you spent weeks on the phone arguing cetacean phylogeny with the insurance company, to go with the one about the porpoise contact in the first place.
    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:42 AM


    Worse would be a non-consensual encounter in another geographic entity. You'd be dealing with immoral porpoises across state lines.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 17, 2018 11:49 AM (GfZaH)

    484 461 ABC TV chief, and SWJ, fired by the network. she is the one who dumped Roseanne.
    Posted by: Jonah at November 17, 2018 11:37 AM (HrSJb)
    ----------------------------
    Good!
    Now throw her into a pit with a hundred knife-happy stockholders!

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 17, 2018 11:50 AM (Rxduq)

    485 So far all the parents have told me is 'gas cards'.
    Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

    Gift cards for cans of Heinz beans?

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 11:51 AM (fDU8w)

    486 A code for subsequent orca bite! Bet that code never gets used. One and done.
    Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 17, 2018 11:46 AM (hyuyC)


    There's a whole code for orca bite, of which one has ever been documented in recorded history.

    But then, there's a code for "spacecraft collision injuring occupant (subeequent encounter)" so sure, why not.

    http://tinyurl.com/y8vbrhl8

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:51 AM (t+qrx)

    487 I had a colonoscopy and an upper GI 'scopy done on the same encounter.


    *********

    aka Moebiuscopy

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 11:37 AM


    Your comment is being returned to you, unpaid as a result of lack of OCD-10 encoding.

    Posted by: Insurance Company Bureaucrat at November 17, 2018 11:52 AM (e7O7B)

    488 481
    Cross NJ off the map as habitable for a couple of centuries.
    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 11:49 AM (e7O7B)


    You mean it's habitable now?

    Posted by: rickl at November 17, 2018 11:53 AM (sdi6R)

    489 Also for billing purposes I think "subsequent encounter" means encounter with a health care provider, so if you get your orca-bite stitches out, that's your subsequent, you don't need to present with a second orca bite*. I could be wrong about that.

    * though they are always appreciated

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:53 AM (t+qrx)

    490 So, half-hour old nood, by the way.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:56 AM (t+qrx)

    491 hogmartin

    Thanks for the clarification. Ya know, we want to classify everything so our lives are nothing but unneeded data in digital warehouses.

    Now I want to see the Google file on me. Could be interesting.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 17, 2018 11:58 AM (hyuyC)

    492 Posted by: Kindltot at November 17, 2018 11:47 AM (mUa7G)


    Well, yes, of course I agree, Time with God tends to get smothered out with other anxieties. I have just seen too many of these books that have kind of gimmick promising protection and peace and doing big things for God which makes money for the marketing people and the author, but I don't know what changes they make in peoples day to day lives They can be good. They can also be a Christian version of "The Secret" the New Age dreck which supposedly tapped one into the Secret of the Universe It certainly made the author successful People want more peace? Spend time with God. Submbit everything to him, read scripture, recite the psalms, pray, engage in contemplation, go on retreat, sing the hymns of the faith, take the Eucharist and be part of some Christian community, Turn off the T,V, get off newfeed and internet one day a week. There's a part of me that would like to write best selling book too and make lots of money but it's not necessary. The practices of the faith have been around for a long time-for good reason

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 17, 2018 12:01 PM (AllCR)

    493 Imagine the shocked reaction of a gastroenterologist navigatingg his way around the splenic flexure and cmoing face to face with an endoscope driven by another gastroenterologist coming from the opposite direction.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 12:01 PM (m45I2)

    494 If the two scopes align just right you might just be staring at the other GI doc's eyeball.

    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 12:01 PM (m45I2)

    495 If the two scopes align just right you might just be staring at the other GI doc's eyeball.
    Posted by: Muldoon at November 17, 2018 12:01 PM (m45I2)


    Total protonic reversal.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 12:03 PM (t+qrx)

    496
    Sometimes when you stare into the abyss endoscope the abyss endoscope stares back at you.

    Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 17, 2018 12:11 PM (e7O7B)

    497 One of the auto places sells small flash lights that use one AA battery. Sometimes they are on sale for 2 for 5 bucks. Metal ones. Either Auto Zone or the other one. I gave several last Christmas, and they are easy to use.
    Posted by: Colin at November 17, 2018 11:04 AM (es8n4)

    Harbor Freight has a veritable plethora of made-in-China LED flashlights, some of them very good, indeed.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 12:18 PM (fDU8w)

    498 Imagine the shocked reaction of a gastroenterologist navigatingg his way
    around the splenic flexure and cmoing face to face with an endoscope
    driven by another gastroenterologist coming from the opposite direction.


    This is the medico's version of a "two trains" math problem, isn't it.

    Posted by: if a scope is inserted at 10:21 AM ... at November 17, 2018 12:19 PM (jr1mC)

    499 It's ridiculously expensive but there's a good chance I'd wind up with it
    Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 17, 2018 11:13 AM (Lqy/e)

    It doesn't have the numeric keypad on the right. But there is a similar one shown on the bottom of that page which does, and it is only $89.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 12:24 PM (fDU8w)

    500 My nephew is working in the oil fields of North Dakota. In the winter the workers don't get paid when weather forces work shut-downs, so a lot of the guys spend the summers working the fields of Texas. But if these were government jobs, they'd probably get paid year round whether they were working or not. That's swell for them, I guess, but not taxpayers.


    Posted by: girldog at November 17, 2018 11:46 AM (g5YYQ)

    Here in Alberta, and neighboring Saskatchewan, Winter is prime drilling season. The ground is frozen, and can better support the weight of a rig and big trucks, which is especially important when drilling in muskeg terrain. But even out on nice tame farmland, winter is best. No mud! Repeat that: no mud! And the farmer isn't inconvenienced as much, either. Also, no bugs.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 12:35 PM (fDU8w)

    501 There's a whole code for orca bite, of which one has ever been documented in recorded history.

    But then, there's a code for "spacecraft collision injuring occupant (subeequent encounter)" so sure, why not.

    http://tinyurl.com/y8vbrhl8
    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 11:51 AM (t+qrx)

    Is there a code for tuning-fork accidents?

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 12:37 PM (fDU8w)

    502 Is there a code for tuning-fork accidents?
    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 17, 2018 12:37 PM (fDU8w)


    There's a class of codes for "Activities involving playing musical instrument".

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 12:43 PM (t+qrx)

    503 THE Ohio State is getting its collective ass handed to it again by an unranked team.

    I'm lovin' it.

    Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2018 02:01 PM (e7oj4)

    504 THE Ohio State is getting its collective ass handed to it again by an unranked team.
    Posted by: logprof at November 17, 2018 02:01 PM (e7oj4)


    There is no ICD10 code for that.

    Posted by: hogmartin at November 17, 2018 02:07 PM (t+qrx)

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